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Tech Overview - X-ray Diffraction
November 30, 2018 -- X-ray Diffraction (XRD) is a non-destructive technique that probes properties of crystals, metallic solids and powders made of small-scale crystals. In XRD, a beam of x-rays is directed at the sample.  Discuss
Precious Metal Analysis with Atomic Spectroscopy- A Touchstone for Today!
November 28, 2018 -- Human culture has valued gold since prehistoric times. Gold was used in trade, and the first gold coins arose in the 6th century BCE. Doubtless, counterfeiting and adulteration arose almost immediately thereafter. Consequently, technology arose to evaluate gold for authenticity and purity. The importance and ubiquity of these methods have led to them entering the language as metaphors – we may speak of an ‘acid test’ or ‘touchstone’ for evaluating or exemplifying something’s worth. Although few of us still use gold in a day-to-day fashion for commerce, the need to assess purity remains, and analytical laboratory tools can be brought to bear on the question.  Discuss
Is Your Food Fit to Feast?
November 27, 2018 -- Almost everything you eat or drink exists within the confines of modern-day food safety guidelines, standards, and laws. Before it enters the grocery store or restaurant kitchen (and later, your stomach), the raw materials and final product have most likely been tested, processed, manufactured, monitored, validated, quality-checked, characterized, and certified – all before being shipped to its final destination for consumer purchase.  Discuss
Tech Overview - Total Organic Carbon
November 16, 2018 -- Carbon is found in both organic and inorganic forms. Organic carbon typically comes from naturally occurring urea, amines, and humid acid or from synthetic sources such as pesticides, fertilizers, and detergents. It also occurs as a result of the metabolic processes of bacteria and microorganisms. Inorganic carbon can come from a wide variety of sources, such as carbonate, bicarbonate, and carbon dioxide. Measurements of organic carbon are important for assessing water quality for a variety of purposes, however total organic carbon (TOC) analyzers generally determine the total carbon content of a sample and then separately account for the organic and inorganic content of the sample. Since the inorganic and organic content must sum to the total content, any two measurements determine the third. For this reason, the instruments classified in this post are referred to generally as sum parameter instruments.  Discuss
Who is top-of-mind in Plasticware?
November 14, 2018 -- We at The Science Advisory recognize the importance brands hold to our scientists. There are a variety of ways we can measure the value of a brand name. We have found that our members are loyal to brands that they have successes with and perceive as high quality. Furthermore, how recognizable the brand name is, and the special attributes the branded product contains are of great importance as well. We wanted to delve deep into the plasticware space and find out what brands came to mind when asked about lab plasticware for cell culture and liquid handling and storage.  Discuss
Younger Scientists Using Social Media
November 12, 2018 -- Early in their careers, younger scientists are highly motivated to learn as much as possible about “everything” – including products and services related to their research. Familiarity with social media for personal use helps them to make the transition to use social media for their professional development.  Discuss
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