Catalyst Volume 26 Issue 2: Full Magazine

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This issue of Catalyst contains the following articles: ​

This Catalyst article investigates how polymer materials can be designed and printed with electrical properties that allow them to be used in wearable electronic devices.


This Catalyst article investigates biomimetics and discovers how scientists are finding ways of copying ideas from nature to improve products. 

Materials That Can Repair Themselves

This Catalyst article investigates carefully designed polymer materials that can repair themselves when mechanically damaged.

Materials for Space Travel

This Catalyst article investigates materials that are used in space travel. It discovers that they must be designed and tested to ensure they will protect astronauts from radiation and the vacuum of space.

Alloys and Aircraft

This Catalyst article investigates materials used in jet engines. They must withstand high temperatures and great forces. Special alloys are used for structures such as turbine blades.

From Prized Beauty to Outlaw

This Catalyst article investigates non-native plants which can wreak havoc in the environment and may prove very difficult to control. 

Earth's Magnetic Field - What is it Good For?

This Catalyst article investigates how the Earth's magnetosphere protects us from harmful cosmic radiation.  

Going for Gold

This Catalyst article investigates how gold is an important metal which, when extracted from its ore, has useful properties of durability and electrical conductivity.

Catalyst is a science magazine for students aged 14-19 years. Annual subscriptions to print copies of the magazine can be purchased from Mindsets.

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