Considered to be at the forefront of microscopy technology in agriculture, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, Missouri supports education, industry and innovation under one roof.
A couple of years ago, futurist Ray Kurzweil said robots would become sentient by 2029. He originally made this prediction in his 1999 novel, “The Age of Spiritual Machines,” with the addenda that these claims would be largely accepted. In his overall timeline, Kurzweil states that by 2099, there will no longer be any clear distinction between humans and computers and that most conscious entities won’t have a permanent residence (bodies).
Scanning electron microscopy and thermal stage technology are leading the path to modern techniques for food quality control and safety.
Russell Garwood, a research fellow at the Univ. of Manchester, England, worked with Jason Dunlop, a curator at the Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, to create a video of the movements of an extinct arachnid. The arachnid was one of the first land predators and lived 410 million years ago. Garwood and Dunlop used exceptionally detailed fossils from the Natural History Museum in London to recreate its walking gait.
Open-source software and 3-D printing have redefined the approach to traditional laboratory equipment, as well as how we view global R&D.
Advances in next-generation sequencing (NGS) have lowered the cost of sequencing, enabling a dramatic increase in the number of studies across the fields of basic research, applied research and molecular diagnostics.
Sample preparation in labs is an essential step. Since there are many choices for sample prep equipment, selecting and optimizing this equipment for your specific type of sample can be an overwhelming task. Given the myriad of sample prep equipment choices, it’s important to choose the right one for your sample to ensure accurate results.
One wouldn’t think twice about spotting a mass spectrometer in a research laboratory, but seeing one in the operating room may make you do a double take. It’s that reaction that a team from Purdue Univ. and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) are hoping to change—they want a mass spectrometer to be just as common in the OR as it is in the lab.
A researcher is working toward a future where one DNA-powered microchip can tell you all you need to know about your genetics.
The Factories of the Future multi-annual roadmap for the years 2014-2020 under Horizon 2020, the European Union (EU) Framework Program for Research and Innovation, sets a vision that echoes similar projects worldwide.
The future holds enormous opportunities for the development of new biotech-based devices, equipment, systems and applications.
Lab water purification systems play a crucial role in everyday work. Here are some pointers for selecting the perfect purification system for your lab.
Labs designed for specific purposes help facilitate ground-breaking research in the fast-paced science industry.
Advances in the design of ICP-MS, triple quad LCMS and handheld instruments give researchers the ability to detect trace-level contaminants unmeasurable in the past.