I am pleased to announce Materials Today has a new online look and I am keen to hear what you think, so please send me your comments to j.agbenye@elsevier.com. All comments will be put in to a hat and a name drawn at random for a chance to win a 2GB memory stick.

The format of our new website is slightly different to what you may be familiar with in the past and organises our content by subject rather than issue. This method of organisation will ensure we keep our website bang up-to-date, and continue to feature latest news features and research developments but this time more timely and with greater frequency, so please do check our homepage regularly for new content. Always look out for exciting new features or news in the sponsor box at the top of the page we will list up-coming webinars, events, features and podcasts here.

Our peer reviewed review papers and primary research articles from our most current issue will always appear on the homepage, giving you an at-a-glance view of the latest in-depth summaries of what's new.

Research has shown that you are searching and accessing information differently on the web, and rather than browsing current issues as we used to, we are seeing a trend to a more systematic search and find approach where you access the article of interest from different points, sometimes the abstract, list of references, figures, etc. Arranging our content by subject is the first step to helping you find the paper and information you are looking for quickly and efficiently, results will also list any related papers that may be of interest.

As time goes on we will also be interviewing our authors and star researchers and adding this content alongside your papers. Supplementary files and data which you are already used to will also be added to articles published in Materials Today giving you a truly rich insight in to some of the latest developments in the field.

My editorial this month reminds me of a paper I read recently; published by researchers at the University of Wisconsin which argues the myth that no longer are scientists media shy, and those that aren't, mavericks.

Everyday I come in to contact with new scientists and researchers at the cutting edge of science willing to share their findings, dreams and aspirations with me. From leading professors to new post-grads I am constantly reassured of our communities drive to bring a greater understanding of science to communities and help forge opinion and policy.

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DOI: 10.1016/S1369-7021(09)70237-8