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Alexander Beadle

Alexander Beadle is a science writer and editor for Technology Networks. Before this, he worked as a freelance science writer, writing features and reporting on breaking news in materials science, environmental science and drug research. Alexander holds an MChem in Materials Chemistry from the University of St Andrews, Scotland.

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Industry Insight

Unraveling the Impact of PFAS

At analytica 2024, Technology Networks spoke with Dr. Susanne Soelter, field application specialist at Agilent, to learn more about the impact of PFAS and the challenges that come with PFAS testing.
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Mushroom Eco-Leather: The Next Step for Sustainable Fashion?

While there is demand within the fashion industry for vegan alternatives to leather, there are few sustainable options that can match current commercial needs. Now, a new production method could help to make mushroom-based leather a realistic option.
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UV Method Helps To Clean Up Harmful PFAS

A new photo-electrochemical treatment method for highly contaminated water can near-completely destroy harmful pollutants introduced by firefighting foams.
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Beethoven’s Hair Confirms He Had Lead Poisoning – But It Didn’t Kill Him

New analysis of two locks of Beethoven’s hair proves the composer had high levels of lead in his system – but not high enough to be considered the sole cause of his death.
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New Advance in Neural Stimulation Tech Could Help Treat Neurological Disorders

The MagPatch is an array of magnetic microcoils, promising single-neuron precision for cochlear implants and vagus nerve stimulation.
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Nanomaterial That Mimics Protein Behavior Could Help Treat Alzheimer’s

A nanomaterial that alters the interaction between two key proteins found in brain cells could become the basis for new neurodegenerative disease treatments.
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The Fundamentals of GC-MS

This infographic will outline the general principles of GC-MS, including a comparison of common mass analyzers used in GC-MS and GC-MS/MS systems.
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Researchers Teach Old Artificial Hairs New Tricks

Researchers have developed a new technique that can “reprogram” magnetic cilia to move in new directions as needed. Magnetic cilia – an artificial hair-like structure containing embedded magnetic particles – are used frequently in soft robots, transporting objects and mixing liquids.
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Microplastics: What’s the Latest Research?

Exploring the latest scientific research on microplastics, their environmental impact and novel remediation strategies.
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Advocacy, Inclusion and Unconventional Routes into Science: A Q&A with Dr. Clara Barker

Materials scientist Dr. Clara Barker reflects on her career and advocacy work, while offering advice for other young women who are interested in pursuing a career in physics, materials science or other STEMM subjects.