As technology advances and robots become smarter, the science industry is experimenting with ways to integrate these autonomous systems.
Women are less welcome than men in fields— including philosophy, physics, math and music composition— where brilliance is viewed as more important than effort.
We all rely on our mobile devices in one way or another, so why not for work, too? Here are some lab-based apps to help you navigate your busy day.
Ongoing advancements in medicine have propelled confocal microscopy into exciting new research areas.
Rethinking laboratory exhaust and ventilation, sharing resources and fume hood sash competitions are all components of designing and operating a successful sustainable lab.
A new sustainable academic life sciences structure builds on already existing relationships to highlight collaboration among its 11 laboratories.
UVC LEDs are proving their worth in UV/Vis spectroscopy applications by offering better performance, faster data acquisition and longer lifetimes.
Hypothesizing about the lab of the future in the next decade unveils specific technologies that will revolutionize the industry and propel science forward. In a recent Laboratory Equipment reader survey, 48 percent of respondents said instrumentation improvements will expand their research capabilities in the next 10 years.
The challenge of purchasing equipment for a modern laboratory requires original, innovative thinking on several fronts. In today’s fast-changing work environment within the life sciences, it is crucial that the manager of a laboratory establish answers to several important questions, such as: What varieties of equipment are affordable? What specific equipment will be useful? And what should one specifically look for in an equipment seller?
One day, hopefully sooner rather than later, a truly energy-efficient ultra-low temperature (ULT) freezer will reach the market. Unfortunately for now, no technology exists that provides significant gains in efficiency, without compromising unit stability. Energy efficiency should always be considered in today’s green world, but don’t ignore other important long-term considerations.
Researchers at Purdue Univ. have pioneered a separation technique that can be used in everything from homeland security and law enforcement to drug discovery and biomedical applications. The technique, called slug flow microextraction, makes it possible to quickly detect the presence of drugs or monitor certain medical conditions using only a single drop of blood or urine.
Preclinical scanning has changed radically in the last few years, thanks to new capabilities, advanced technology and steps toward the development of standards that will allow the use of imaging data in regulatory submissions. Three recent developments really drive that point home—high-powered MRI scanners (3 and 7 T) that no longer require cryogen cooling jackets, multi-modality screening and hyperpolarization.
Many inlet liners are available for use in gas chromatography, and they differ in geometric configuration/design, volume, base material (borosilicate, quartz or metal), deactivation, and the presence or absence of some sort of packing. Fortunately for the user, determining how to choose a GC inlet liner can be greatly simplified by basing the decision on the type of injection that will be used.
With the holiday’s right around the corner, the editors thought you may be in need of some great gift ideas for the special past, present or future geek in your life— or for yourself.
A swallowable capsule coated with tiny needles delivers drugs directly into the lining of the digestive tract as a replacement for injections.
The frequency of both serious and fatal lab accidents in academic chemistry labs in the past few years has become increasingly alarming. Two new sets of guidelines are taking lab safety to an elevated level, seeking to change an organization’s culture rather than rule set.