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Working to Keep Drinking Water Safe

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Official limits are in place regarding the levels of a multitude of substances that are deemed to be safe and acceptable in drinking water, but to fulfill these requirements analysts need the tools to enable them to do this. We spoke to Yan Liu, and Katariina Majamaa from Thermo Fisher Scientific about their new columns designed to enable rapid separations of contaminants prior to analysis using ion chromatography-mass spectrometry (IC-MS).

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Reimagining Micro and Macro Chemical Workflows for Improved Communication

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This webinar will highlight various stages in micro and macro chemical workflows where employing integrated chemistry databases, drawing tools, and other “tricks of the trade” can help streamline and improve the accuracy of your published research.

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A Better Way to Predict Volcanoes

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Kevin Reath, a Cornell University postdoctorate associate and USGS Powell Center Fellow, studied 17 years of satellite data on volcanic activity in Latin America to propose a way to predict deadly eruptions before they occur.

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Achieving and Maintaining ISO 17025:2017 Accreditation With LIMS Support

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In this webinar, expect to learn how a LIMS solution can support your efforts around ISO 17025, both in achieving and maintaining your compliance and in helping relieve the burden of accreditation.

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Danger of Saying It With Flowers

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In Ecuador, roses for Mother's Day sold around the world is major export crop, but pesticides used to grow and treat those flowers may be affecting health of children living nearby.

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Animal Study Cautions Against Overeating Omega-6 Fats in Pregnancy
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In Western societies, we are eating more omega 6 fats. A research study using rat models showed that eating a diet with three times the recommended daily intake of linoleic acid might be harmful in pregnancy.

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Engineered Bacteria Fill the Missing Energy Link
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Engineered electroactive microbes could be part of the solution of how to store electricity that’s generated from wind, solar and waves.

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Gas or Electric - Which Makes for a Greener Home?
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If you want to make your home as energy-efficient and green as possible, should you use gas or electric for your heating and cooling needs?

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Native Mass Spectrometry: A Glimpse Into the Machinations of Biology
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The question perhaps is not when native mass spectrometry can be used; but rather, when can’t it be used? Today, the applications are broad-reaching and diverse. This article shares insights from innovators in the field who have helped establish this incredibly useful analytical technique.

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MeTooSTEM: A Mission to End Sexual Harassment in STEM
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In the wake of the "Me Too" (or #MeToo) movement, a spotlight has been cast on an additional obstacle that deters many individuals, particularly women, from working in STEM – the astonishingly high incidence of sexual harassment. In this article, we look at the extent of the issue and speak with some of the women that are working tirelessly to combat sexual harassment in STEM through a variety of organizations.

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Solving Challenges of Automated 1D and 2D Quantitative Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (qNMR) Spectroscopy Using CRAFT
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The desire for automated quantitative NMR (qNMR) analysis has become the challenge to solve. In this article, we present recent data from a series of 1D and 2D qNMR applications of CRAFT – including classic quant-purity analysis, mixture analysis, and complex non-targeted studies.

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The Word on Everyone’s Lips: Sustainability
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Sustainability is a hot topic as the world’s population continues to rise, bringing with it a demand for increased food production. This article takes a look at the Agricultural Engineering Precision Innovation (Agri-EPI) Centre that was set up by the UK government as part of the Industrial Challenge Strategy, to innovate technology in agriculture.

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Nanomaterials in Wastewater: Emerging Contaminant or Promising Treatment?
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One of the most exciting fields opening up as a result of efforts to identify new or unforeseen hazards to our waterways and effective methods for treating contaminated wastewater and industrial effluents is the study of nanomaterials and nanotechnology; both as an emerging contaminant in industrial effluents, and a potentially useful tool for water filtration and purification.

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Sensitivity vs Specificity
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When developing diagnostic tests or evaluating results, it is important to understand how reliable those tests and therefore the results you are obtaining are. By using samples of known disease status, values such as sensitivity and specificity can be calculated that allow you to evaluate just that.

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