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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…

Pharmaceuticals and the environment: how can the industry put its best foot forward?

Added: 22 Nov 2021

In recent years, it has become more and more important to both consumers and investors that they su…

Wheat field trial heralds UK acceptance of gene edited crops

Added: 13 Oct 2021

Post Brexit, the UK is free to make its own decisions around genetic editing of food crops based on…

Anticipating the smart laboratory

Added: 8 Oct 2021

Environments impact our behaviours and interactions with one another, and Nick Jones believes the s…

How to ‘go all Google’ - feeding time at the local laboratory

Added: 7 Oct 2021

With absolutely no ulterior motives… Fox’s Party Ring fan, Dr Matthew Partridge discusses the not-s…

What is AI’s role in the lab?

Added: 21 Sep 2021

In this article Gerald Law, one of this year’s exhibitors at Lab Innovations, evaluates the strengt…

CHEMUK 2021 – bringing the UK Chemical industries back together this September

Added: 3 Sep 2021

Register NOW for your FREE entry badge PLUS receive latest CHEMUK exhibitor and programme news at c…

The mind-boggling complexity of scientific waste

Added: 30 Jul 2021

Why is scientific waste disposal complicated? Dr Matthew Partridge muses on that gap in student and…

The journey to net zero carbon science

Added: 26 Jul 2021

With a 2050 deadline for all buildings in the UK to be operationally net zero carbon, Tim Fry discu…

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…

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…

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 …

How to keep your research on target

Added: 30 Apr 2021

Is a lack of focus baffling your team? Dr Matthew Partridge recommends setting research goals and s…

What should the new Advanced Research & Invention Agency look like?

Added: 15 Apr 2021

Following the announcement of the proposed launch of the new Advanced Research & Invention Agency (…

Workplace wellbeing and outdoor green space

Added: 15 Mar 2021

Complementing our January issue cover story on bringing nature indoors, and against a backdrop stee…

Unlimited gas separations materials data and analysis for industry

Added: 25 Jan 2021

An international research team has reduced the analysis of materials for gas separation from weeks …

2020's top 100 highlights in research and scholarly commentary

Added: 21 Jan 2021

Good science thrives - even during a pandemic! We all know what dominated most of our thoughts in 2…

Planet Earth: A user’s guide

Added: 4 Dec 2020

In the 2020 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, three expert scientists from different fields wil…