29 October 2012
On the 2 October branch members in the Kent area had a lecture by Professor Mark Miodownik from the Department of Materials, University College London entitled Strange Materials.
In 2010 Professor Miodownik gave the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures and he contributes regularly to television and radio programmes.
His talk began by reviewing the the historical development of the technology of glass production. He then discussed the current technology being developed to produce artificial body parts and that associated with 'self-sealing' concrete that automatically repairs any crack that occur.
These developments, he suggested, could lead to the next technological revolution in which we have an extended life span.