Inspired by nature, the research to develop a new load-bearing material

Engineers have developed a material that mimics human cartilage – the body’s shock absorbing and lubrication system, and it could herald the development of a new generation of lightweight bearings. Cartilage is a soft fibrous tissue found around joints which provides protection from the compressive loading generated by walking, running or lifting. It also provides a protective, Read more…

University of Sheffield’s Institute for Sustainable Food leads £6m research project to transform the UK food system

Research will focus on improvements to sustainability and resilience within horticulture, hydroponics and hybrid farms. A new £6m research project titled Healthy soil, healthy food, healthy people (H3) seeks to transform the UK food system from the ground up via an integrated programme of interdisciplinary research. Read more.