Australia’s Chief Scientist Professor Ian Chubb has released five breakthrough actions governments could take to make Australia a more innovative nation. They include the establishment of an Australian Innovation Council and helping business access publicly funded research.
The first national audit of its kind ever to be held in Australia recorded information about 411 different activities that aim to engage ordinary people with science.
Waters Corporation has published a 212-page Beginner’s Guide to Solid Phase Extraction (SPE).
Studies reporting the results of industry-sponsored clinical trials present a more favourable picture of the effects of drugs and medical devices than those reporting on non-industry-sponsored trials, according to a Cochrane systematic review.
The Duran Group Laboratory Glassware catalogue Edition 4 is now available online.
Thermo Fisher Scientific has announced the launch of its new Fisher Chemical and Fisher BioReagents Laboratory Reagents Handbook, an easy-to-use reference guide for one-stop access to the company’s comprehensive laboratory reagent ranges.
Shimadzu has published an application note to illustrate the capabilities of the UV-2600 UV-VIS Spectrophotometer with ISR-2600Plus Ingegrating Sphere for transmittance measurement of IR-cut glass.
Shimadzu has published an application note to illustrate the capabilities of the LCMS-8030 triple quadrupole LC/MSMS in the analysis of pesticides in foods.
Shimadzu has published an application note to illustrate the capabilities of UHPLC and Triple Quadrupole LC/MSMS [LCMS-8030] for quantitation and identification of total aflatoxins in food.
Shimadzu has published an application note to illustrate the capabilities of its TOC-LLCPH total organic carbon analyser for cleaning validation in the pharmaceutical industry.
Shimadzu has published an application note to illustrate the capabilities of its Performance Validation Software for improved GLP/GMP support.
Shimadzu has published an application note to illustrate the capabilities of the SALD-7101 particle size analyser to measure the particle size distribution of concentrated conditioner and conditioner diluted in water as specified for normal use.
Scientex’s new website, to be launched in August 2012, will allow website visitors to access product, technical and application information quickly and easily.
Kartell has published its 2012/2013 Labware Catalogue for the Australian market.
Textbooks and websites on the origin of the surface tension of water need to be rewritten, according to Maoyuan Liu, James K Beattie and Angus Anthony Gray-Weale. These textbooks describe a pristine, uncharged air/water interface. None recognise that the interface is in fact highly charged by the presence of adsorbed hydroxide ions, with hydronium ions providing charge balance in the double layer.