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Five-letter words for research: ‘trial’ and ‘error’

Added: 31 May 2022

You now have six attempts to guess the craze that has hooked Dr Matthew Partridge as he envisages a…

Industry 4.0 for UK chem labs

Added: 10 May 2022

In advance of her talk as part of the Lab News hosted session at CHEMUK 2022, Iwona Kandpal looks a…

When more knowledge does not equal more complexity

Added: 9 May 2022

In a world saturated with information, Dr Diane Turner discusses how more in-depth learning about a…

A researcher’s guide to intermittent research

Added: 1 Apr 2022

Under the continued cosh of COVID, Dr Matthew Partridge considers the impact of constant interrupti…

It’s cool here in the future!

Added: 29 Mar 2022

Finding an excuse to watch Star Trek and call it research, Russ Swan compares science fiction with …

Creating trans-inclusive workplaces

Added: 10 Mar 2022

Adjustments for inclusion are a moral and practical imperative. Amy Grace explains how to ensure yo…

Changing the status quo on diversity in STEM

Added: 3 Mar 2022

There is still much work to be done, but Jess Lee hopes that in the coming year, dedicated efforts …

Award winner: Partnership and sustainability win emerging technology award

Added: 16 Feb 2022

As we begin to look forward to the inaugural Lab South spin out event, Lab Innovation’s ‘Most impac…

Applying digital technology and AI to compound management

Added: 9 Feb 2022

Sample management has changed enormously over the past 20 years. Steve Knight discusses the technol…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Extract an income from your commercial waste

Added: 6 Sep 2021

Convert your commercial waste into income generating products. To whet your appetite for his upcomi…