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Enhancing EV Efficiency With Battery Purity

EV battery performance is becoming ever more crucial as the EV market rapidly evolves. In this article, Anoop Suvarna explains how filtration of materials strengthens the performance of lithium-ion batteries.
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Water Analysis: A Pollution Solution?

Water represents a means to hydrate, wash, cook, clean and even to dispose of waste, but these activities are not without consequences. This article will discuss current areas of concern in water quality analysis and highlight some of the key techniques in detection and remediation efforts.
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The Z Test

If you want to compare means of continuous variables between two groups or to a hypothesized value, you might need a z test. In this article, we explore the two types of z test, assumptions of the test, interpretation and a worked example.
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qPCR vs dPCR: Choosing the Right PCR Technology To Suit Your Experimental Needs

How can you identify which technique is best suited to your research requirements? In this article, we explore the advantages of qPCR and dPCR, considering specific applications and deliverable metrics to help you choose the right technology to suit your experimental needs.
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Professor Mary Hannon-Fletcher Discusses Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Science

In this interview, Professor Mary Hannon-Fletcher discusses her inspirations, achievements and advice for women and girls contemplating a career in STEMM.
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Red Wine and Your Health: The Good and the Bad

Is there any truth to the common belief that red wine is the "good" alcohol?
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Overcoming Drug Propaganda to Lead Europe’s Largest Medical Cannabis Trial: A Q&A With Dr. Anne Katrin Schlag

Dr. Schlag, acting CEO of Drug Science, discusses how the research group's work rises above traditional drug messaging.
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Protecting Our Oceans Starts With Testing – Part One

The analytical testing of our oceans is paramount to check for the presence and concentrations of pollutants, helping protect human health and biodiversity. The resulting data can also help to ensure compliance and give insights into climate change.
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Spearman Rank Correlation

In this article, we will explore the theory, assumptions and interpretation of Spearman’s rank correlation, a flexible statistical tool that assesses the strength and direction of the relationship between two quantitative, ranked variables.
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Is Lab-Grown Coffee the Sustainable Brew of the Future?

Dr. Heiko Rischer, head of plant biotechnology at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, breaks down the promise of bioreactor-brewed coffee.
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