Digital divide or communications chasm? Why scientists use social media

In a world of ever-evolving technologies, the digital divide is a much-debated concept, and I read with great interest this recent article about low take-up of online tools designed to help academics manage, communicate and deliver their research. By contrast, in the scientific arena in which we at Kapler work – also a research-driven field […]

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You too could be a superhero

Abby Edwards The world of science fiction has introduced us to characters, creatures and aliens who posses a vast range of super human powers. On the topic of sight alone, we’ve been introduced to heat vision, x-ray vision and hypnotic vision and some of these technologies have since developed into military equipment. You may be […]

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Making food safe this World Health Day

Today is World Health Day and the theme is making food safe, from farm to plate. The majority of people will, at some point in their lives, experience a food or water borne disease. Unfortunately, more than 200 diseases are spread this way. Foodborne pathogens can cause severe diarrhoea or debilitating infections, while chemical contamination […]

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A science show with a twist of chocolate

The last time you unwrapped a bar a chocolate did you consider the science behind the cacao bean? In the run up to Easter this year, 1333 bars of chocolate were melted together in a two day building process to create a giant Easter egg designed to celebrate the science behind chocolate. Showcased at The […]

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Pro2Pac!

The UK’s only food and packaging event, Pro2Pac 2015 kicked off this week at the international Excel exhibition and convention centre in London. Labelled as a “must-attend” event for all looking to discover innovative and exceptional packaging and new manufacturing equipment, the Kapler team took to the Emirates Air Line Cable Car to take a […]

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Rhythm and news: The view from the floor at Pittcon 2015

By Emily Thurston Yesterday on a humid morning in New Orleans, Pittcon 2015 kicked off with a bang, as a jazz band welcomed attendees with a rousing performance of ‘When the Saints Go Marching In.’ For the first time, I am amongst the 16,000 participants at the conference as part of the team from Kapler […]

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Investigating forensics

By Trish Appleton Confession time… I like nothing better than settling down with a good book, especially if it’s crime fiction and most especially the pathologist-led, CSI-type of stories so popular in recent years. Great escapism, and for me a perfect way to feed the fascination with forensic medicine I’ve had pretty much since I […]

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Initiating change

By Gill Lancaster I’ve recently been influenced to changing my laundry habits and it’s caused me to reflect on how and why we change established patterns of behaviour. Clearly a subject of considerable interest, given our business. The first stimulus for change was a problem – black sludge in the washing machine. Needless to say […]

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Maximise the return on your exhibitor investment at ACHEMA

Around 3,200 exhibitors have already registered to attend ACHEMA 2015, the world forum for chemical engineering and the process industry, coming to Frankfurt (15-19 June). If you’re one of the thousands of exhibitors, by now you’re (hopefully) well underway with all your preparations – briefing your stand designers, booking your travel and arranging accommodation. But […]

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