Thursday, 14 October 2010

Work on Wikipedia "Brittleness" Article

We've been working to improve the "Brittleness" article on Wikipedia, since the previous definition wasn't so good. We've also added this image file to Wikimedia Commons to help differentiate between brittle and ductile behaviour.

Friday, 23 April 2010

CORE-Materials Repository Launched

The CORE-Materials repository has been launched offering browsing, accurate searching and guided navigation through nearly 1200 teaching and learning resources. The faceted search interface filters the titles, descriptions, classification and keywords for all resources. Extra filtering by license or resource type provides optimal results and improved searchability. The CORE-Materials repository provides a unique platform for downloading interactive Flash animations and for the sharing of videos.

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Mothballing of Teesside Cast Products

A sad day for the UK steel industry with the mothballing of Teesside Cast Products in Redcar. I visited several times during my work on the steeluniversity project and was always impressed by the highly skilled and dedicated workforce there. We hope that a buyer for the plant can be found soon to ensure that the skills and experience are not lost.