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The Friedman Test

The Friedman test can be used to compare repeated measures or samples, such as following a person's biological functions over time. In this article, we consider its assumptions, when to use it and go through a worked example.

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Moving Toward Clean Energy Solutions With Battery Technology

This article will discuss the possibilities and challenges that lie ahead in battery technology, and how working together with other industry experts can carve a path forward in creating sustainable battery solutions.
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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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Redefining Lab Practices To Prioritize Sustainability

Scientists around the world are becoming increasingly conscious of the environmental impact of their research, however, the path to adopting sustainable practices can be complex. This article will discuss how scientists can adjust the way they work to offset the environmental footprint of their labs.
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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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Pearson Correlation

In this article, we will explore the theory, assumptions and interpretation of Pearson’s correlation, including a worked example of how to calculate Pearson’s correlation coefficient, often referred to as Pearson’s r.
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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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