Millions of high school and college algebra students are united in a shared agony over solving for x and y, and for those to whom the answers don’t come easily, it gets worse: most preschoolers and kindergarteners can do some algebra before even entering a math class. A new study found that most preschoolers and kindergarteners, or children between four and six, can do basic algebra naturally.
A new technology could see flexible electronics, such as roll-up tablet computers, widely available in the near future.
Federal forecasters predict a warming of the central Pacific Ocean this year that will change weather worldwide. And that's good news for a weather-weary U.S.
Scientists are saying sound waves may be key to creating the perfect cheese, as research into a new milk separation process looks to revolutionize the dairy industry.
The Hubble Space Telescope has photographed the never-before-seen break-up of an asteroid, which has fragmented into as many as 10 smaller pieces.
A visit to the dentist could one day require a detailed look at how genes in a patient's body are being switched on or off.
A second baby born with the AIDS virus may have had her infection put into remission and possibly cured by very early treatment— in this instance, four hours after birth.
Today on LabChat, we're traveling five years down the road to see what labs will look like in 2019. To get an accurate description of what the lab of the future is expected to entail, Laboratory Equipment recently surveyed its readership and analyzed the results. As in past years, more advanced instrumentation is the strongest expected improvement in the research lab, as chosen by nearly half of the survey respondents.
Today on LabChat, we are traveling five years down the road to what labs will look like in 2019. To get an accurate description of what the lab of the future is expected to entail, Laboratory Equipment recently surveyed its readership and analyzed the results. When looking at specific types of analytical instrumentation and laboratory equipment, the most significant changes expected are likely to be in automation systems.
Spend a few minutes with Michelle Taylor, Editor of Laboratory Equipment, as she explores the future of research laboratories worldwide.
A steadily growing magnetite chemistry database is showing distinctive compositional trends that can discriminate between hydrothermal and igneous magnetite. This helps geologists find mineral deposits distal to the main mineralization.
A bit of pressure from a new shrinking, sponge-like gel is all it takes to turn transplanted unspecialized cells into cells that lay down minerals and begin to form teeth.
Paleontologists studying fossilized feathers have proposed that the shapes of certain microscopic structures inside the feathers can tell us the color of ancient birds. But, new research demonstrates that it’s possible these structures are merely the remnants of ancient bacteria.
A new kind of wristband could help scientists figure out the health risks of currently untested but commonly used compounds.
Future lunar missions may be fueled by gas stations in space. According to engineers, a spacecraft might dock at a propellant depot, somewhere between the Earth and the moon, and pick up extra rocket fuel before making its way to the lunar surface.