For reasons ranging from a change in funding status to needing a larger floorspace, sometimes laboratories are forced to relocate. These relocations incorporate all of the challenges of a normal personal domicile move and multiply the number of variables to track and potential risks. Being organized is critical to ensuring […]

As global concerns about climate change rise, scientists are looking for new ways to harvest energy from cleaner sources—such as wind or solar—to power electronic devices. Capturing the mechanical energy from motion has presented a particular challenge within this field, since the mechanical energy input for most generators greatly exceeds […]

If you’re doing research in life science or materials science today, digital data storage and sharing is unavoidable. The rise of technology has opened up enormous opportunities for scientific collaboration both within labs and across organizational lines. At the same time, the rise of big data has empowered scientists to […]

From microscopic transistors in laptops’ core processors to clay bricks that can withstand hurricanes, the innovative, real-world applications of ceramic materials are widespread and on the rise.1 Ceramics play crucial roles in a wide range of industries. Perhaps the most significant drawback to these materials is the complexity and high […]

In both the materials science and life science fields, modeling and simulation software is becoming an increasingly valuable tool in the R&D process. Materials science researchers can use the latest visualization software to better understand connections between the observable properties of a material and its underlying atomic and molecular structures. […]

Since the introduction of the Japanese concept of “leanness” in business, many different groups have implemented the lean concept to improve their internal processes.1  Surprisingly, the lean methodology hasn’t permeated pharmaceutical research, development, or discovery practices– at least not explicitly. As it turns out, there are a number of burdens […]

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