"One of our most versatile and gripping science writers." John Carey

Extended version, with references, of an article on supercapacitors in MRS Bulletin 37, 798 (2012).

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Introduction to the new edition of The New Science of Strong Materials by J. E. Gordon (Princeton University Press, 2005).
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Smart stuff: the text for the booklet accompanying the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2002.

Smart materials: a talk delivered at the University of Oxford, 2002.
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Materials of the future: an article for the UNESCO Encyclopaedia of Life Support Systems (2001).
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The Unseen - A History of the Invisible

A series of five programmes looking at amazing events and characters from science history, on BBC Radio 4.

They are available for some time on the BBC iPlayer here.