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Chemists use DNA to build the world’s tiniest antenna

Added: 14 Jan 2022

Inspired by the ‘Lego-like’ properties of DNA, with building blocks that are typically 20,000 times…

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…

Forensic technology used to deliver justice in 38-year-old murder case

Added: 9 Dec 2021

A unique fingerprint visualisation system has been making news in the US this week after being used…

Renewable energy's hybrid fuel blue hydrogen can help protect the climate

Added: 2 Dec 2021

Blue hydrogen - a renewable fuel hybrid technology - can play a positive role in the energy transit…

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 …

The plastics industry must go under the knife for a more sustainable future

Added: 22 Nov 2021

After 50 years of carefree consumption, urgent transformation is needed to negate large-scale green…

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…

Lab Innovations launches Lab Connect

Added: 6 Oct 2021

Lab Innovations has relaunched Lab Connect, an online networking portal to help exhibitors and visi…

Greening the lab: first net zero mass spectrometer launched

Added: 5 Oct 2021

As part of an initiative to permanently remove CO₂ emissions associated with the manufacture and su…

Inclusion and diversity given greater prominence in RSC prize reforms

Added: 29 Sep 2021

Efforts to make science a more inclusive and diverse place to learn and work are to be given annual…

Registrations are open for November’s Lab Innovations

Added: 1 Sep 2021

Lab Innovations 2021, the UK’s only trade show for the laboratory industry, has opened visitor regi…

Get ready for Lab Awards 2021

Added: 9 Aug 2021

Brand new in 2021, the Lab Awards will be taking place at the ICC in Birmingham on the evening of N…

All eyes on Lab Innovations 2021

Added: 5 Aug 2021

At Lab Innovations, the UK’s largest trade exhibition for the laboratory industry, professionals, s…

New shape-changing materials brings soft robotics to life

Added: 23 Jul 2021

Imagine opening up a book of nature photos only to see a kaleidoscope of graceful butterflies flutt…

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…

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…

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…

Commercial quanta image sensors - a new era in solid-state imaging

Added: 27 May 2021

Solid-state technology capable of imaging individual photons of light to enable full-speed photon c…