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Global Warming Won't Stop Snowstorms
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Feds to Test Ebola Vaccine Next Week
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Hood Features Contain All Fumes, Vapors
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Neuroscientists Watch Imagination in Action
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From Chemistry to Clinical
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'Sailing Stones' of Death Valley Caught in the Act
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Footrest Promotes Proper Blood Flow
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Synthesis Yields Natural Antibiotic

All-Electric Compression Press

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E-Series all-electric compression press for the lab or production floor offers greater precision and reliability over hydraulic presses. Standard temperature range up to 650°F. Platen sizes from 12" x 12" to 18" x 18" and clamp force from 1,000 lbs. to 30 tons.

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Tomatoes May Prevent Prostate Cancer

 
 
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Men who eat over 10 portions of tomatoes a week have an 18 percent lower risk of developing prostate cancer, the second most common cancer in men worldwide, new research suggests.
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Productivity goes up when you sit down.

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“The average office loses over $7,300 per employee per year in poor productivity and medical and Workers’ Compensation claim.” (The Bureau of Labor Statistics) Are YOUR employees sitting in the right chair?


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Expert: Shut Down Cali’s Last Nuclear Plant

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A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility's twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from any one of several nearby earthquake faults.
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Global Warming Won't Stop Snowstorms

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If ever there were a silver lining to global warming, it might be the prospect of milder winters. But, a new study suggests that you shouldn’t put your shovels away just yet. While most areas in the Northern Hemisphere will likely experience less snowfall throughout a season, the study concludes that extreme snow events will still occur, even in a future with significant warming.
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2015 Laboratory Design Conference

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Hood Features Contain All Fumes, Vapors

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The Protector XStream Laboratory Hood from Labconco is a high-performance fume hood that performs well at low air volumes. It doesn’t rely on restricted sash openings, airflow sensors and electronic control, mechanical components or additional fans.
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Feds to Test Ebola Vaccine Next Week

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Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus. The National Institutes of Health announced that it is launching the safety trial on a vaccine developed by the agency's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and GlaxoSmithKline.
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Webcast Series View On Demand Now!

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Auditing bodies, federal agencies, and quality departments are increasing their scrutiny of accurate weighing practices in the laboratory. Most of the attention is focused on weighing processes, testing parameters, and control limits.


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Neuroscientists Watch Imagination in Action

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Thanks to the dreams of a student, we now know more about where and how imagination happens in our brains. She and her faculty mentor devised experiments using MRI technology that would help them distinguish pure imagination from related processes like remembering.
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From Chemistry to Clinical

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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.
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Footrest Promotes Proper Blood Flow

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Sovella’s Treston footrest provides ergonomic support for the feet, legs and back by promoting proper blood flow while sitting. This footrest features a corrugated surface to help prevent slipping.
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'Sailing Stones' of Death Valley Caught in the Act

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Racetrack Playa is home to an enduring Death Valley mystery. Littered across the surface of this dry lake are hundreds of rocks– some weighing as much as 700 pounds– that seem to have been dragged across the ground, leaving synchronized trails that can stretch for hundreds of meters. What powerful force could be moving them? Researchers have investigated this question since the 1940s, but no one has seen the process in action– until now.
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Synthesis Yields Natural Antibiotic

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A fortuitous collaboration has led to the total synthesis of a recently discovered natural antibiotic. The laboratory recreation of a fungus-derived antibiotic, viridicatumtoxin B, may someday help bolster the fight against bacteria that evolve resistance to treatments in hospitals and clinics around the world.
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Physicists See Neutrinos in Heart of Sun

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Using one of the most sensitive neutrino detectors on the planet, an international team of physicists are reporting that, for the first time, they have directly detected neutrinos created by the "keystone" proton-proton fusion process going on at the sun's core.
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Fume Hoods are Chemical-, Fire-resistant

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HEMCO’s UniFlow Fume Hoods feature a unitized construction entirely of chemical-resistant, fire-resistant, self-extinguishing, non-metallic composite resin materials. The hoods are available in special sizes from 30 to 96”-wide in benchtop and floor mount models; and custom sizes can be easily addressed to suit special needs.
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Tech Creates Next-gen Holograms for Info Storage

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Holograms made of tiny particles of silver could double the amount of information that can be stored in digital optical devices, such as sensors, displays and medical imaging devices.
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Today in Lab History: Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, born Aug. 29, 1809, was an American physician who was famous for his 1843 article, The Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever, concerning the high mortality of women giving birth in hospitals. He asserted that the infection was carried from patient to patient by physicians and nurses.
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Dual Charger Frees Additional Outlets

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Doug Mockett & Co.’s classic PCS6 powered USB charging units are available in three new finishes—white, black or gray. They are available in either dual power or power/USB configuration.
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