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Food forensics: how AI can smell authentic olive oil

Added: 27 Jan 2022

Extra virgin olive (EVO) oils are highly complex. Here, Prof Chiara Cordero discusses the applicati…

Understanding the true scale of your carbon liability

Added: 25 Jan 2022

Laboratory-based process loads impact operational energy use. Debbie Hobbs discusses the shift towa…

How to train your AI microscope

Added: 20 Jan 2022

Artificial Intelligence will define the future of microscopy. With increased demand for more powerf…

Electron diffraction: A technique suggesting radically new things

Added: 11 Jan 2022

Crystallography mainly relies on diffraction techniques and the most recent of them, electron diffr…

Can virtual academic conferences make STEM fields more inclusive?

Added: 10 Jan 2022

While the global shift towards virtual events has clearly reduced the carbon footprint, it also rai…

Net zero rubber duck debugging

Added: 3 Jan 2022

Despite a total lack of green fingers, Dr Matthew Partridge argues that a plant is an essential res…

The QC lab – Connecting the digital landscape

Added: 20 Dec 2021

There is an almost universal need to combat the growing complexity of disjointed quality control ec…

Laboratories: sustainable design and operation

Added: 17 Dec 2021

Sustainability is everyone’s responsibility. Dr Manisha Kulkarni discusses why laboratory environme…

Rule Zero: Is this meeting really necessary?

Added: 16 Dec 2021

As the #greatresignation sweeps organisations into a new reality across the nation, Russ Swan discu…

Gesture control for lab robots

Added: 14 Dec 2021

Lab environments differ from factory floors. Robotics expert, Stephen Guy, explores how close human…

AI and healthcare: future opportunities and challenges

Added: 9 Dec 2021

Reflecting on six decades of progress, Steven Wolfe looks at the application of artificial intellig…

Good research has never been more important

Added: 3 Dec 2021

With scientific matters enjoying the media spotlight, Dr Frances Downey argues that the scientific …

IF AI = 1 THEN Partridge = 0

Added: 26 Nov 2021

Contemplating the potential for personal redundancy as a result of too much daydreaming, Dr Matthew…

World’s leading academic journals join pledge to fight bias in publishing

Added: 25 Nov 2021

Global giants Springer Nature, De Gruyter and Taylor & Francis join Wiley, Elsevier and SAGE Publis…

New microscope uses photonics to gain insights into ‘superbugs’

Added: 25 Nov 2021

Scientists are building a new super-resolution microscope that uses laser light to study the inner …

Unlocking the Chinese R&D Puzzle Box

Added: 12 Nov 2021

China is the world’s second largest drug market after the US and is predicted to take a 30% share o…

Lab Awards 2021 Winners

Added: 3 Nov 2021

Congratulations to the winners of the inaugural Lab Awards 2021!

The awards were brought to you by…

PhD student wins leading award from UK Research and Innovation

Added: 2 Nov 2021

University of Gloucestershire PhD student, Philippa Simmonds, has won a prestigious UK Research and…

Collaboration to launch Leading Laboratories Recognition Program to help elevate quality patient care

Added: 1 Nov 2021

The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and The Joint Commission have established the Le…

How food and drink labs have adapted since COVID-19

Added: 27 Oct 2021

With the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw the mass stock-piling of food products like chicken…