Features

From light to dark – Exploring redshift and dark energy

In 1666 in a darkened room, Newton placed a glass prism in a sunbeam emanating from a small hole in a shutter and generated a rainbow on the opposite wall. He correctly, though controversially, concluded that the colours he saw were components of white light.
Britvic's mixer drinks are being replaced by larger, non-returnable lighter bottles

Moving with the times - Alternative drink containers to glass bottles

Traditional glass bottles are becoming less popular as beverage containers. Ian Schofield, Executive Director at branding and design implementation company Watt Gilchrist International, in Bradford, UK, explores the rise of pouches, cans and plastic.

New year, new look - Novel designs for drinks and packaging

Keith Barnes of Mintel reports on novel designs for drinks and packaging that stand out this winter.
Laser marking on glass

Top marks - Laser coding and marking systems

Laser coding and marking systems are breaking new ground. Ian Luck, Managing Director of Euromark Coding and Marking, UK, demystifies the technology.

Spinning with silicon - Silicon spintronics

Spintronics has made a major impact on daily life by driving increases in hard drive information storage density over the last decade. However, the discipline has not yet influenced traditional information processing, where circuits of silicon transistors dominate.

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