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.
This Catalyst article investigates carefully designed polymer materials that can repair themselves when mechanically damaged.
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.
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.
This Catalyst article investigates non-native plants which can wreak havoc in the environment and may prove very difficult to control.
This Catalyst article investigates how the Earth's magnetosphere protects us from harmful cosmic radiation.
This Catalyst article investigates how gold is an important metal which, when extracted from its ore, has useful properties of durability and electrical conductivity.
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|Subject(s)||Careers, Science, Biology, Physics, Working scientifically, Earth science, Chemistry|
|Published||2010 to date|