10 Results for tag Technology

What magnification do I need to see bacteria?

Bacteria are tiny living microorganisms that live in enormous numbers in almost every environment on Earth. From deep within the soil to inside the digestive tract of humans. In order to see bacteria, you will need to view them under the magnification of a microscopes as bacteria are too small to be observed by the […] ... Read More

The 4 New Elements on the Periodic Table

In June of 2016, it was publicly announced that the periodic table will have four new elements added to it. The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) has worked with the laboratories that discovered the elements to name them and then released the new periodic table for a five-month public review period which […] ... Read More

Choosing A Laboratory Balance

There are many types of laboratory balances on today’s market and when making a decision to purchase a balance, you need to ensure you are buying for the best outcome possible. Consider the application first, what is the maximum capacity? What is the accuracy? Consider ROI (Return on Investment) next, what is the load cell […] ... Read More

Creating a Feasibility Study for a new STEM Education Facility

There are many areas to consider when preparing a feasibility study for a new STEM facility at your school. Depending on the size of the project you are undertaking, the process will involve some of the following steps; Brainstorming, Concepts, Costing, Drawing, and Presentation. Presenting a great feasibility plan with your ideas and costings is […] ... Read More

Things to Consider When Choosing a 3-Decimal Balance

Laboratory balances are one of the pieces of equipment that is often taken for granted. However, these analytical balances are an important instrument in any laboratory – without a functional, accurate balance proper sample preparation and data analysis would be impossible. An assortment of various balances will allow the flexibility and customization of the laboratory […] ... Read More

LED vs Halogen – What is the best lighting for your microscope?

There are many choices when buying a microscope in the 21st century and “lighting” is one of them. In this article, we look at the differences between LED and Halogen lighting to assist you with the best outcome for your application. LED Lighting LED (Light Emitting Diode) is the latest technology with many advantages. They consume […] ... Read More

What is the Clean-in-place (CIP) Method?

Clean-in-place (CIP) is a method of cleaning the interior surfaces of pipes, vessels, process equipment, filters and associated fittings without disassembly. The CIP system is run by a digital computer called programmable logic controllers (PLCs) to control the flow, temperature, and time for the chemical solutions, which could be acidic, alkaline or sometimes both, to […] ... Read More

4 Attributes that Make a Great 1st and 2nd Year University Laboratory

A 1st and 2nd year laboratory in a university is a large teaching space that can accommodate up to 150 students. When you’re dealing with that many students, it is imperative that you consider layout and resources to ensure an efficient and effective teaching environment. In this article, we look at 4 attributes that assist in creating […] ... Read More

Is Dissecting Specimens Ethical?

This is a very interesting question that we come across a bit, so we thought we would write an article to better understand each side.   One of the main concerns today with animal dissections is ethics. Is it right to kill animals for the purpose of research? At what point does technology become advanced […] ... Read More

10 Ways to Decrease Cost Per Sample in Your Laboratory

  There are several ways to reduce the cost per sample in a throughput laboratory. In this paper, we go over some of the easier ways to reduce your sample cost. Investing the time into being smarter and leaner can have great outcomes for your laboratory giving it the competitive edge to scale into the […] ... Read More

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