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.
Transpiration is an issue that has gone relatively unnoticed when in the market for reliable measurements. Transpiration is the passage of vapor from within a container to the outside. It is a systematic error that increases the concentration of a solution as time passes, compromising the use of the solution as a testing standard.
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry has announced the Top 10 New Species as described in calendar year 2014. The annual list, established in 2008, calls attention to discoveries that are made even as species are going extinct faster than they are being identified. See all 10 here.
Given recent law and attitude changes in the United States, the cannabis industry is on the rise— which means the cannabis testing industry is likewise growing. From analyzing potency and pesticides to testing for terpenes and residual solvents, chromatography is aptly suited to the analytical needs of the cannabis testing industry.
Recent advances in polarized thermal stage microscopy have served to enhance the research performed in laboratories within the food industry, and allow for the study of a wide range of substances. These features allow the food science microscopist to carry out their micro-experiments under a range of conditions, thereby replicating conditions that may exist in development, production and post-production.
Scientific intervention is needed in the growing field of food authenticity to ensure consumers are purchasing exactly what they expect. Food authentication, especially for items such as honey and olive oil, is becoming more prevalent due to a rise in counterfeiting and mislabeling.
Thanks to a slew of carefully designed scientific instruments on the MESSENGER spacecraft, we now know more than ever about the innermost planet of our solar system.