July 2012

Nutrition is only skin deep

Medical staff will now be able to check whether patients are following healthy diets by scanning their skin, Rob Coppinger uncovers

My fibre-sense is tingling

The sensing properties of the humble optical fibre lends its use to measuring strain and temperature variations along structures like oil pipelines stretching hundreds of kilometres, as Greg Blackman finds out

A smooth coat

Rob Coppinger tackles the rough and the smooth of the latest challenging thin film production techniques

Diamond lights

Element Six provides synthetic diamond for use in the photonics industry, as Warren Clark discovers

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