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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…

Gesture control for lab robots

Added: 14 Dec 2021

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

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…

200 years later - in celebration of Faraday’s Electric Motor

Added: 5 Nov 2021

Over 200 years ago this year, Michael Faraday's discovery of the electric motor paved the way for e…

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…

Monitoring dust collection in Pharma manufacturing is easier with IoT

Added: 13 Oct 2021

Pharmaceutical companies must continually monitor and manage dust levels in facilities. Here, Emily…

Making polymers perform – a research and technical transfer story

Added: 23 Jul 2021

How do you set up and grow a new science-based technology company? Here, we uncover how Dr Don Well…

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…

Stardust in our DNA - our journey through time and space

Added: 9 Jul 2021

Applying her natural curiosity and the input from a very impressive contact list of experts, rising…

Machine learning to predict demand

Added: 14 May 2021

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

Laboratory Management: Monitoring the cold chain

Added: 5 Mar 2021

With many COVID vaccines relying on ultra-low temperature storage, Matt Feeny explains why and how …

A world’s first in proton beam research

Added: 4 Feb 2021

Apologies for the newsletter misdirect if you were looking for Biophilic building for human resilie…

Go with the flow: Transition to Vanadium batteries is gathering pace

Added: 12 Oct 2020

Following up on his interview with ‘Vanadium Queen’, Maria Skylass-Kazacos published in our Septemb…

Physicist creates fifth state of matter from their living room

Added: 22 May 2020

Dr Amruta Gadge from the Quantum Systems and Devices Laboratory successfully created a Bose-Einstei…

The physics of restoration

Sarah Lawton | Added: 1 May 2020

Art plays a significant part in modern society, and the art of restoration is crucial to safeguardi…

(A)I must insist

Added: 10 Feb 2020

In a data-rich research landscape – only a mix of man and machine will give us hope of extracting k…

Why we need a science of science

Added: 25 Nov 2019

At the launch of a new initiative to understand how research is funded, practiced and evaluated, Pr…

Make ‘em laugh, make ‘em think…

Added: 11 Nov 2019

The Ig Nobel awards ceremony is a highlight of the scientific calendar with its celebration of unco…

Time to reconcile science and philosophy

Added: 4 Nov 2019

Despite close historical ties, philosophy and science have had a bumpy relationship in the modern e…

More power to you

Added: 28 Oct 2019

Our need for battery power is insatiable and current lithium-ion anode technology just won’t cut it…