If someone were to ask you, right now, “what change can you make today in your lab that would have an immediate positive impact on the environment?,” what would you say? Here’s a big, big hint: your water aspirators.
In the war on disease, humans are at a loss. Armed with antibiotics, once thought to be miracle drugs, humans gained the upper hand and millions of lives were saved. But bacteria are smart and have been on Earth far longer than humans, so they began to develop resistance to antibiotics.
Forensic analysis reveals clues as to what new substances and drugs were introduced to England in the 16th and 17th century from the New World- and if Shakespeare and his contemporaries were taking part in these new activities.
Despite widespread innovation in smart/connected/wearable/mobile technologies, organizations have been slow to incorporate their use in the lab. The lab of the future is closer than some think, but a solid foundation must first be laid before sci-fi becomes reality.
A new research facility on the campus of a New Jersey college seeks to encourage the intellectual mixing of students and enhance career preparation.
It’s interesting to look back on the founders of the sciences— those who paved the way. But it’s also interesting to look forward— to today’s scientists who may very well be tomorrow’s founders. If his research team has anything to say about it, Ingmar Riedel-Kruse may one day be known as the father of “interactive biotechnology.”
Mobile technologies help bridge the gap between data collected in the field and analysis in the laboratory. This case study covers the process of conducting a mobile technology needs assessment, gathering requirements, selecting the components, conducting field collector training, executing parallel testing and going live.
An inside look at the Clean Air Act reveals the pollution restrictions and regulations that keep the air breathable. In every region of the United States, state and local agencies monitor the air we breathe in conjunction with the National Ambient Air Quality Standards approved by the EPA’s Office of Research and Development. These agencies operate about 4,500 monitors for criteria pollutants.
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Older and traditionally constructed spectrometers bear the burden of a number of inherent problems in their design. Fortunately, with the continuing introduction of innovative technologies improving ICP-OES performance, many headaches—and substantial operating costs —have been engineered out of the system.
With no standard in place, choosing cleaning chemicals can be tricky. Therefore, it’s important to consider the situation as a whole and the product as a part.
What’s the real story behind fracking? The question is a viable one when it comes to the process of hydraulic fracturing, or extracting oil and gas from shale rock deposits deep below the Earth’s surface. Fracking in the United States currently stands in the crosshairs of a scientific, environmental and political debate that has raised more questions than answers.
A study of 1,000 people the same age in a town in New Zealand shows that people age differently, from their vital organs to their outward appearance
A start-up company has developed color-changing flowers to educate and excite the public on the possibilities of bioengineering. The company sees itself at the intersection of science and art, and wants to bring the potential beauty of bioengineering to the masses.
Instruments for electrophysiology research are designed to measure the electrical properties of biological cells and tissues. Researchers use these instruments in many ways, for example, to understand the molecular events that control excitation in cardiac muscle. Ultimately, such research could provide a clearer understanding of the cellular basis of cardiac arrhythmias and their mechanisms.