The search for plastics capable of decomposing naturally in the environment has been ongoing since the 1970s. So far, cost and undesirable mechanical properties have stymied progress. But recent advances mean that’s set to change, reports Jasmin Fox-Skelly. Read the article in C&I magazine
Roads and pavements cover huge areas of our planet, but can they be more than just a means of getting from A to B? Anthony King reports on smart pavements that can generate energy and glow in the dark. Read the article in C&I magazine.
A family of 2D materials discovered by mistake is proving useful for everything from conductive inks to wearable electrical devices and water desalination to the current Covid-19 pandemic, as Jon Evans finds out. Read the feature in C&I magazine.
Could including deuterated fatty acids in our diets one day help us to lead healthier and longer lives with reduced risk of neurodegenerative diseases, asks Vadim Demidov. Read the feature article in C&I magazine.