Inside the factory where army veterans make 7 million poppies every year

Inside the factory where army veterans make 7 million poppies every year

The Poppy Factory in Richmond creates poppy products for the Royal British Legion’s annual poppy appeal. Each poppy starts as a plastic stem, imported into the factory. The paper leaf and petal are cut out using machines. The factory assembles these together using a plastic button. Around 140,000 wreaths are made at the factory each…

Inside the UK factory where 1,000 MINIs are made every day

Inside the UK factory where 1,000 MINIs are made every day

The MINI factory in Oxford assembles 1,000 cars a day. Each MINI starts as a series of steel panels, these panels are imported each day from the MINI plant in Swindon. The Swindon Plant uses 100,000 tonnes of steel a year. Around 1,000 robots are used to weld each car body before it’s painted. It…

Higgs factory a ‚must for big physics’

Higgs factory a ‚must for big physics’

Image copyright Cern Image caption A candidate Higgs boson collision event at CMS, one of the experiments at the Large Hadron Collider A top physicist says the construction of a „factory” to produce Higgs boson particles is a priority for science. In an exclusive interview, Nigel Lockyer, head of America’s premier particle physics lab, said…