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Poison May Be Key to Targeted Drugs
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Gov't Lab Examines Aging of Electronics in Nuclear Weapons
VIDEO
Bat Study Points to Directional Neurons
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Meters, Testers Suited for Range of Applications
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Engineer Uses Robot Theory to Improve Prosthetic Legs
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Fava Beans Used for Gluten-free Bread, Pasta
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'Satiety Hormone’ Links Obesity, High Blood Pressure
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RTD Probe, Connector Suited for Food Measurements

Computrac® offers customizable moisture analysis solutions

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Get accurate, reliable moisture, solids and ash analysis from Computrac®, the industry leader for over 30 years. We offer high-performance loss-on-drying instruments as well as a moisture-specific, reagent-free alternative to Karl Fischer.

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Beef, Beer Show Power Trumped Practicality for Vikings

 
 
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Vikings are stereotyped as raiders and traders, but those who settled in Iceland centuries ago spent more time producing and consuming booze and beef, in part to achieve political ambitions in an environment very different from their Scandinavian homeland.
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New CO2 Incubators for Shakers and Cell Rollers

Caron  

Caron’s Reach-In CO2 Incubators are ideal for suspension and scale up cell culture. Ready to accommodate shakers and/or cell rollers inside, these CO2 incubators provide optimum environmental conditions for precise and reproducible results.


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Colorful Potatoes Are Delicious, Nutritious

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Scientists have developed nutritious new potato varieties with red and purple flesh and skin. All potatoes contain an assortment of nutrients and other health-promoting compounds, and the colored-flesh potato varieties contain anthocyanins and carotenoids.
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Poison May Be Key to Targeted Drugs

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Scientists have discovered an enzyme that is the key to the lethal potency of poisonous mushrooms. By removing the molecular equivalent of the deadly warhead, they now have a sturdy, precise delivery system that can supply medicine– rather than poison– to a single target.
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NSF-51 Certified Silicone Hose – Get a Sample

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Silbrade® silicone hose offers flexibility for fluid transfer while it endures temperatures to 350°F (176°C). Medical grades and a platinum cured version available. Made in USA. Request a sample.


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Gov't Lab Examines Aging of Electronics in Nuclear Weapons

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Sandia National Laboratories is studying how environments, including radiation that originates from a nuclear weapon itself, could affect the performance of electronics in the W76-1 warhead as they age.
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Meters, Testers Suited for Range of Applications

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Dakota Instruments has added Digi-Sense’s handheld meters and Oakton’s Testrs to its line of acrylic, rotameter, mass flow meters and controllers and pump, valve and thermocouple thermometer product lines. Digi-Sense’s ergonomic, handheld meters for measuring air velocity or airflow and temperature provide a range of workplace air, environmental safety, comfort and productivity-related functions.
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Both scoops material—instantly displays weight

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SpatulaBalance™ transfers and weighs crystals, granulated material, solids, liquids, precipitates, and chemicals. Scoop detaches from balance for effortless dishwasher-safe cleaning. Weighing range: 0 to 300.0 g (0 to 10.580 oz). Readability: 0.1 g and 0.005 oz. Accuracy: ±0.2g or 0.25%.


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VIDEO

Bat Study Points to Directional Neurons

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Coming up out of a subway station can produce confusion: for a few moments, you are unsure which way to go, until regaining your sense of direction. The disorientation is thought to be caused by a temporary malfunction of a brain circuit that operates as a 3-D compass. Now, for the first time, scientists have demonstrated the existence of such a 3-D compass in the mammalian brain.
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Engineer Uses Robot Theory to Improve Prosthetic Legs

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A professor applied robot control theory to enable powered prosthetics to dynamically respond to the wearer’s environment and help amputees walk. In research, wearers of the robotic leg could walk on a moving treadmill almost as fast as an able-bodied person.
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Laboratory Fume Hoods: Best Practices for Designing and Maintaining a Safe Environment

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Follow these best practices when it comes to your fume hood budget, facility design and safety requirements to ensure a happy, healthy and productive laboratory environment.


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Fava Beans Used for Gluten-free Bread, Pasta

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Hybrid processing technologies— mechanical separation combined with bioprocessing— have yielded a tasty, nutritious and protein-rich gluten-free bread made from 70 percent fava bean flour. The methods can also be used to make 100 percent fava bean pasta.
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'Satiety Hormone’ Links Obesity, High Blood Pressure

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Leptin, a hormone that regulates the amount of fat stored in the body, also drives the increase in blood pressure that occurs with weight gain, according to researchers. They studied mice and humans who have problems producing or processing the hormone leptin and compared them with healthy individuals.
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PRODUCT

RTD Probe, Connector Suited for Food Measurements

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Omega Engineering’s probes with M12 molded connectors are 316 stainless steel in imperial and metric diameters. Many standard lengths are available with temperature ranges of -30 to +350 C (-22 to 622 F) and -50 to +500 C (-58 to 932 F).
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Scientists Find Four-stranded Elements of Maize DNA

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Researchers have identified DNA elements in maize that could affect the expression of hundreds or thousands of genes. They may be part of the machinery that allows an organism to turn genes off or on.
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Hawaiian Students To Go on Lava Field Trips

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Some students on Hawaii's Big Island are getting a rare, up-close look at the lava that's disrupting where they go to school. Hawaii County Civil Defense Director Darryl Oliveira says starting next week, affected students will go on field trips to parts of the lava flow that has reached the rural town of Pahoa.
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Pump Designed for Ultra-high Pressure, Capacities

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GEA Niro Soavi’s Ariete NS5355 was developed to meet industry demand for ultra-high capacity, energy-efficient and reliable high pressure for continuous production (24/7). The quintuplex reciprocating pump can process high capacities up to 60,000 L/hr, and pressures up to 1500 bar.
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