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Why Are COVID-19 Scientists So Interested in What We Flush Away? Could Wastewater Predict a Second Wave of SARS-CoV-2 Infections?
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As some of the stricter COVID-19 lockdown restrictions are being eased, some have already experienced a second wave of cases. But might there be a way to predict new epicenters of infection and nip them in the bud before they are able to establish themselves and spread further? Some scientists think so, and the answer lies beneath our feet – wastewater.

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The Coronavirus Outbreak
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On December 31, 2019, the first cases of a novel coronavirus were identified in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. Here, we curate a collection of news and content related to the outbreak.

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Gas Chromatography – How a Gas Chromatography Machine Works, How To Read a Chromatograph and GCxGC
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In this article, we take a look at what gas chromatography is, how it works and how to interpret output date. Its combination with mass spectrometry and the use of multiple dimensions are considered, and strengths, limitations and common problems are discussed.

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Could Poor Air Quality Be the Key to COVID-19 Hotspots?
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There have been many theories tabled with regard to why we are seeing hotspots of disease during the current COVID-19 pandemic. One theory that seems to be persisting is a link between poor air quality and an increased disease severity. But is this a causative link or just a coincidence?

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How Close Are We to Commercial Fusion Generators?
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Fusion generators have the potential to create massive amounts of clean and renewable energy. However, despite decades of work, significant design challenges have prevented the development of commercial-scale models. This situation may be starting to change.

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Post-it Note PhD
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The #PostItNotePhD challenge asked scientists to summarize their PhD on a single post-it note. Here are a selection of Technology Networks' favorites.

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Is Research Quality Being Compromised During the COVID-19 Pandemic?
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It is an extraordinary time, but it is not an excuse for lowering scientific standards, argue Professor Jonathan Kimmelman, McGill University, and Professor Alex John London, Carnegie Mellon University, in a Policy Forum published in the journal Science . Technology Networks spoke with Kimmelman in a recent interview to gain his insights on research exceptionalism.

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How FAIMS Is Changing the Game in Proteomics
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Scientists explore proteomes to identify proteins, quantify their expression and analyze modifications. But proteome coverage and complexity are increasing, creating challenges for traditional profiling. Technologies based on high-resolution mass spectrometry, however, can overcome this, making them the method of choice in basic, translational and biopharmaceutical laboratories alike.

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Exploring the Coronavirus Pandemic: What Lessons Can We Learn?
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We speak with Dr Joe Hanson from “It’s Okay to Be Smart” about some of the lessons that we can learn from the coronavirus pandemic.

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Podcasts From Technology Networks
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Keep up to date with all Technology Networks' podcast content, including Opinionated Science and Science Aloud.

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