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Making a clean break from plastics

Added: 16 Jul 2021

Plastic is no longer fantastic. Nadine Bellamy-Thomas looks at how laboratories are adopting more s…

Banking botanicals: protecting plants and safeguarding seeds

Added: 16 Jul 2021

Following up on the wonderful photo story, ‘Botanical biodiversity banked’, published on our websit…

Demystifying plant biostimulants for selection based on crop growing goals

Added: 16 Jul 2021

Plant biostimulants have now been categorised by into eight classes based on their modes of action.…

Unlocking the value of data in Electronic Lab Notebooks (ELN)

Added: 16 Jul 2021

Pharma companies, personnel involved in data standards, and ELN (electronic notebook) vendors are b…

PPE recycling during a pandemic

Added: 12 Jul 2021

Following on from our online story about COVID waste killing wildlife and how to pick COVID PPE lit…

Real milk, real cheese - no cows required

Added: 8 Jul 2021

Will 'animal-free' AI driven processing replace 'plant-based' dairy products? An Israeli start-up i…

Rapid sampling to support local communities in a time of great need

Added: 5 Jul 2021

When disaster strikes, even a team of environmental chemists simply doing what they do best but doi…

How to improve energy efficiency in your lab

Added: 17 Jun 2021

Much of the literature on energy efficiency and reducing energy usage is directed at residential ho…

New dipping solution turns the whole fish into valuable food

Added: 16 Jun 2021

When herring are filleted, more than half their weight becomes a low-value ‘side stream’ that never…

Women in STEM see equality slip during the pandemic

Added: 11 Jun 2021

Despite some good work over the years, it has become apparent that there is yet more work to be don…

SoyFilm: Is this the end of fossil fuel single-use plastics?

Added: 10 Jun 2021

At last! A sustainable, scalable and 100 percent natural plant protein-based polymer that functions…

Sedentarism and other physical health risks for laboratory workers

Added: 9 Jun 2021

During the course of the last year, many more people have had to get used to working from home. The…

Retargeting space: converting offices to labs

Added: 7 Jun 2021

With laboratory space in high demand, Darius Umrigar discusses how commercial space can be quickly …

Scientific research opens doors to unexpected careers

Added: 1 Jun 2021

Humans have an innate sense of curiosity, making us natural scientists from the moment we come into…

EV design concept capable of 30% longer range

Added: 1 Jun 2021

Automotive innovation start-up has revealed a patented design concept for an electric vehicle capab…

Are UK Zoos putting the Con in Conservation?

Added: 27 May 2021

A shocking new report published by Born Free highlights that the majority of species found in the U…

UKRI funding to bring the public into the heart of five research projects

Added: 27 May 2021

UK Research and Innovation is encouraging people from across the UK to actively contribute to five …

X-ray Ptychography performed for first time at small-scale Laboratory Source

Added: 21 May 2021

X-ray ptychography has been used to perform high-resolution phase contrast diffraction imaging on s…

Lab Babble - It’s all just personality testes

Added: 20 May 2021

Go on... you know you want to because, as scientists, it’s a built-in imperative. Just by bringing …

Machine learning to predict demand

Added: 14 May 2021

The impact of non-scientific demand forecasting can be significant for perishable consumables used …