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    Wolf Populations Drop as More States Allow Hunting

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    Repercussions of planned and anticipated wolf hunts and traps could ripple through ecosystems for years to come, scientists say --...

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    LEDs: More Efficient Under Strain

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    Putting a slight bend in 2D semiconductor materials can eliminate efficiency roll-off at high brightness, offering prospects for new, high-quantum-yield...

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    AOF Analysis by Combustion IC—A Sum Parameter Enhancing the Determination of PFAS in Environmental Water Matrices

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    Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 11am EDT | 8am PDT | 4pm BST | 5pm CEST Join us for this...

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    What’s Light Got to Do with It? How Light Scattering Relates to Molecular Weight and Size of Biomolecules and Polymers

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    The need for enhanced product quality of biomolecules has led to a higher-level of characterization of different critical quality attributes....

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    Vol 17 No 9 The Column September 2021 North American PDF

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    Click the link above to open The Column September 2021 North American issue, Volume 17, Number 9, in an interactive...

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    Vol 17 No 9 The Column September 2021 Europe & Asia PDF

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    Click the link above to open The Column September 2021 Europe & Asia issue, Volume 17, Number 9, in an...

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    Hyphenating Size-Exclusion Chromatography to High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry—IdeZ-Digested Monoclonal Antibody

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    In this application note, we demonstrate the use of SEC-HRMS for the analysis of an IdeZ-digested mAb.

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    Hyphenating Size-Exclusion Chromatography to High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry—NIST mAb

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    In this application note, we demonstrate the use of SEC-HRMS for the characterization of NIST mAb RM 8671, a commonly...

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    Organic Solvent in Size Exclusion Chromatography of an Antibody Drug

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    In this application note, we demonstrate the effect of organic solvent on SEC analysis of an ADC “mimic.” This sample...

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    Biozen dSEC Application Guide

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    Size exclusion chromatography, or SEC, is a technique for separating proteins and other complex biomolecules in their native forms by...

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    High-Throughput Methods for Size-Exclusion Chromatography

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    In this application note we explore the use of sub-2-µm particles for SEC methods as a practical way to increase...

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    Optimizing Phosphate Concentration for Size-Exclusion Chromatography

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    Assessing phosphate concentration may be necessary to ensure that no differences are observed with modulating concentration. This ensures proper sample...

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    Improving Resolution for Size-Exclusion Chromatography Methods by Optimization

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    Flow rate is a common method parameter for most adsorptive LC methods. However, SEC is unique in that lower flow...

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    Method Robustness Assessment for Sub-2-µm Size-Exclusion Columns

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    In this application note, NIST mAb RM 8671 was analyzed using 6 different batches of 150 mm length, 4.6 mm...

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    The Effect of Column Internal Diameter for Robust Size Exclusion Chromatography

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    The use of sub-2 µm particles for SEC have expanded analytical method for the characterization of biologics. This is especially...

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    Biozen dSEC Column Product Guide

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    Size exclusion chromatography, or SEC, is a technique for separating proteins and other complex biomolecules in their native forms by...

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    Unlocking the Power of 3-D Absorbance Data

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    This podcast will examine peak deconvolution with photodiode array detectors and how a unique software function can separate peaks that...

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    This Room Could Wirelessly Charge All Your Devices

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    New technology delivers power to electronic devices in a test space -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Hidden Particle Interactions Exposed by Peeling Layers of Graphene

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    Ions flowing through atom-thin stacks of carbon confirm classic theories but also yield new surprises -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    LED Streetlights May Harm Insect Populations

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    Researchers tie white LED lighting to reductions in abundance and disruptions of normal feeding behavior for a nocturnal caterpillar, suggesting...

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    Ultrahigh Definition in Projection Displays

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    Prototype brings together best of multifocal-display and integral-imaging techniques to create fast, high-res volumetric 3D viewing.

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    Ionization Efficiency for Environmentally Relevant Compounds Using APPI Versus EI

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    Atmospheric pressure photoionization (APPI) and electrospray ionization (ESI) are assessed for the mass spectrometry (MS) quantification of pharmaceuticals frequently detected...

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    But My Peaks Are Not Gaussian! Part 2: Physical Causes of Peak Asymmetry

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    Several physical phenomena can lead to asymmetric peak shapes, including heterogeneity of the particle density inside the column, rearrangement of...

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    Remembering Harold McNair: Three Fundamental Areas of Understanding in Gas Chromatography

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    Professor Harold Monroe McNair, among the original icons of chromatography, passed away on 27 June 2021 at the age of...

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    A Novel 3D-Printing Method to Create Liquid Chromatography Columns

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    For approximately a decade, 3D-printed columns have been hailed as the future of LC. However, the resolution of typical printing...

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    Application Note: Azithromycin According US Pharmacopeia

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    The ALEXYS Antibiotics Analyzer is used for routine assay and impurity analysis of Azithromycin in various formulations according USP 41...

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    Analysis of Sugar Alcohols used as Sweeteners

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    A HPAEC-PAD method with a four-step potential waveform is applied for the analysis of Erythritol, Xylitol, Sorbitol, Mannitol, and Maltitol,...

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    Lactose Detection in Lactose-free Labelled Dairy Products

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    This application note demonstrates a fast, selective, and sensitive method for the analysis of lactose and isomers based on HPAEC...

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    How Hurricane Ida Got So Big So Fast

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    An eddy in the Gulf of Mexico and some heavy vapor played key roles -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    How Paralympic Wheelchairs and Prostheses Are Optimized for Speed and Performance

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    The engineering and designs vary widely from sport to sport and athlete to athlete -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    In-Hive Sensors Could Help Ailing Bee Colonies

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    The technology could help beekeepers reduce short-term losses, but it doesn’t address long-term problems facing honeybees -- Read more on...

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    The Pandemic Caused a Baby Bust, Not a Boom

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    Birth rates in many high-income countries declined in the months following the first wave, possibly because of economic uncertainty --...

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    U.S. Forces Are Leaving a Toxic Environmental Legacy in Afghanistan

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    Legal and practical obstacles make it difficult to clean the burn pits and health-damaging chemicals that remain at military bases...

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    Toward a Graphene Laser

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    Straining graphene into a nanopillar array significantly changes the legendary 2D material’s optical properties, reportedly opening prospects for “a new...

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    YouTube's Plan to Showcase Credible Health Information Is Flawed, Experts Warn

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    Search results may include a special section with videos from sources that are deemed reliable -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Unraveling the Mystery of Why Children Are Better Protected from COVID Than Adults

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    Their immune system is more primed to fight off the novel coronavirus -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Turning Digital Cameras into Infrared Imagers

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    Inexpensive silicon-based photodiode creates dual-band NIR and SWIR detector compatible with ubiquitous CMOS circuitry.

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    Is This Food Really Healthy? New Packaging Labels Would Tell You

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    A simple traffic light symbol or a set of stars on the fronts of food products would advise consumers --...

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    Supersolids Enter the Second Dimension

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    Ultracold gas of magnetic atoms in an optical trap is both a superfluid and a 2D crystal lattice.

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    COVID Vaccines Show No Signs of Harming Fertility or Sexual Function

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    The novel coronavirus, in contrast, can disrupt both things in unvaccinated men and women -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    New thematic collection open for submissions – Miniaturized Sensors and Diagnostics

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    We are delighted to announce a new thematic collection in Lab on a Chip, focusing on miniaturized sensors and diagnostics, with...

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    Singularities Can Exist Outside Black Holes–in Other Universes

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    Recent work has shown how “naked singularities” might defy the cosmic censorship conjecture -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Photonic Security System Uses Hologram Platform to Dissuade, Detect Forgers

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    Forgeries could become next to impossible with a two-level encrypted holographic security device, built by researchers at Pohang University of...

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    Satellogic Partners with GeoTerraImage

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    Satellite imagery collector Satellogic will partner with GeoTerraImage, a geospatial solutions provider in southern Africa. GeoTerraImage will use Satellogic’s high-resolution...

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    A Flexible Fabric Could Harden into a Temporary House or Bridge

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    Ancient chain mail served as an inspiration for a highly unusual material that might one day lead to such applications...

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    Wire- and Powder-Based Laser Cladding Combine in AM process

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    A team at the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology (IPT) has introduced an additive manufacturing (AM) process that combines wire-based...

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    Theoretical Advancement Enables Unprecedented Wave Control

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    Cornell researchers have proposed a new way to modulate the absorptive and the refractive qualities of metamaterials in real time,...

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    Photonics News: Week in Brief: 08/20/21

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    BALTIMORE — Pixelligent and the University of Massachusetts Amherst were awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to support...

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    Should You Get a Booster Shot? Here's What We Know

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    Experts weigh in on common questions about whether and when additional doses of coronavirus vaccines may be needed -- Read...

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    Spoke and Qualcomm Collaborate on VRU Safety

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    Spoke, a mobility platform for safety, connectivity, and rich rider experiences, plans to bring connected technology to vulnerable road users...

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    Carbohydrates in Food According to AOAC

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    The analysis of mono-, di-, and more complex oligosaccharides is demonstrated using the ALEXYS Carbohydrates analyzer according to the AOAC...

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    Kairos Aerospace secures $26 million in Series C funding

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    US-based aerial methane leak detection company invested in by Silicon Valley “deep tech” investor DCVC.

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    Leak-detecting quantum camera can cut oil and gas industry emissions

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    Development by Bristol-based QLM visualizes and measures quantity of methane lost through leaks from a great distance.

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    NIF takes further stride towards fusion ignition

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    Yield over 1.3 megajoules said to put researchers at the threshold of new experimental regime.

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    Masks Are a Must-Have to Go Back to School during the Delta Variant Surge

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    Face coverings are essential to protecting children, keeping schools open and slowing the highly contagious coronavirus variant, experts say --...

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    Silicon and Perovskite: Better Together?

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    Oxford University spinoff company aims to bring high-efficiency tandem solar cells to market by 2022.

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    Photoacoustic Effect Can Detect Life-Threatening Events Before They Occur

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    Researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) used light-activated nanoparticles and photoimaging to locate and image cells found in the arteries,...

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    Xanadu and imec Partner on Photonic Chips for Quantum

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    Xanadu, a full-stack photonic quantum computing company, and imec are partnering to develop the next generation of quantum qubits based...

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    Strata® GCB for PFAS Extraction and Clean-Up

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    Phenomenex announces a new graphitized carbob black (GCB) SPE tube for DOD QSM 5.3 compliant PFAS analysis.

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    Determination of PFAS in Marine and River Sediments

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    A municipal wastewater laboratory demonstrates the use of QuEChERs sample preparation techniques to analyze PFAS in sediments at sub ng/g...

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    California PFAS Panel Analysis in Drinking and Wastewater

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    Validation of a water and wastewater method for the California PFAS panel using SPE (WAX/GCB) preparation and LC–MS/MS analysis with...

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    PFAS in Food using QuEChERS, SPE, and LC–MS/MS

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    A QuEChERs + SPE sample preparation technique coupled with LC–MS/MS is shown to provide sub-ppb analysis of PFAS in dairy...

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    Fast and Economical PFAS Extraction Using Strata PFAS

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    Strata PFAS (WAX and GCB combined in a single SPE tube) compliant with DOD QSM 5.1, but more accurate, precise,...

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    LC Column Chemistries for Full Coverage of PFAS Analyte Ranges

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    A wide variety of LC column chemistries were evaluated to demonstrate new chromatographic approaches to complex PFAS analyte lists.

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    EPA Method 537.1 – PFAS in Drinking Water

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    Strata-SDB-L and Luna Omega 1.6 µm PS C18 demonstrate excellent precision and recovery in EPA Method 537.1 for the analysis...

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    Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Testing Guide

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    Application guide to PFAS analysis in environmental and food samples, from sample preparation to LC–MS/MS analysis, featuring both validated and...

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    EPA Method 533: PFAS in Drinking Water

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    In a commercial laboratory setting, Strata-X-AW and Gemini 3 µm C18 show excellent precision and recovery in EPA Method 533...

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    PFAS Analysis Using a pH-Variable LC Mobile-Phase Gradient

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    A novel LC approach to manipulate the chromatography of closely related PFAS analytes to separate co-eluties and avoid matrix interferences.

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    The True Haiti Earthquake Death Toll Is Much Worse Than Early Official Counts

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    A tool built by the U.S. Geological Survey suggests that the number of fatalities may range from 10,000 to 100,000...

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    Xanadu and imec partner to develop photonic chips for quantum computing

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    To fabricate ultra-low loss silicon nitride circuits for generating “error-corrected qubits”.

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    Lidar company financial results show fluctuating fortunes

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    Latest updates from newly floated firms reveal rates of cash burn, as relative newcomer Innovusion raises another $66M.

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    Quantum Computer Platform Uses Optical Fiber to Perform at Room Temperature

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    A team at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) has developed what it calls a “complete platform” for an optical...

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    Quantum-Secured Video Conference Achieved in Germany

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    QuNET, a project funded by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), demonstrated a quantum-secured video call Aug. 10....

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    People in the News: 08/18/21

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    FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. — Dental laser company BIOLASE appointed three members to its board of directors. Kathleen T. O’Loughlin, Carol...

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    Comprehensive Screen of DOAs Using UCT’s Micro-Prep® HLB

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    In this application note, a method for extracting a large drugs of abuse panel from urine and plasma using UCT’s...

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    AAV Application Notebook v2

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    AAV characterization and stability screening are achieved with multi-angle light scattering coupled to separation methods and high-throughput dynamic light scattering.

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    AAV Application Notebook EU

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    AAV characterization and stability screening are achieved with multi-angle light scattering coupled to separation methods and high-throughput dynamic light scattering.

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    HRAM LC–MS Method for the Determination of Nitrosamine Impurities

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    This application note demonstrates fast, highly sensitive quantitation of nine nitrosamines, and the use of the LC–MS method to measure...

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    LC–MS/MS Solution for Quantitation of Nitrosamine Impurities in Metformin

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    This application note demonstrates robust and sensitive quantitation of 10 nitrosamines, and the use of the LC–SRM–MS to quantify nitrosamine...

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    Bright Lumentum outlook dimmed by component shortages

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    Managers trim revenue forecast by more than $30M after posting best-ever financial year results.

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    US Army demonstrates first laser weapon in ‘combat shoot-off’…

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    …and DoD awards Citadel Defense $6M contract for optics-driven counter drone system.

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    This Report Could Make or Break the Next 30 Years of U.S. Astronomy

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    A battle for the future of American stargazing is about to begin—and the stakes are sky high -- Read more...

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    Shedding Light on DNA’s Twist

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    U.S. research team uses an “optical torque wrench” to measure the torsional stiffness of DNA molecules, offering the potential for...

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    Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science Moves to Online Format

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    The 2021 Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science (FiO+LS) conference, presented jointly by the American Physical Society’s Division of Laser...

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    MCPD and Glycidyl Fatty Acid Esters

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    3-MCPD and glycidyl fatty acid esters are processing-induced contaminants of concern, primarily found in refined fats and oils, and foods...

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    Air Analyzer for VOCs

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    An online thermal desorber has been developed for the automated, in situ, determination of VOCs. The system does not need...

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    Sample Preparation Strategies for LC–MS/MS Bioanalysis of Pain Management Drugs in Difficult Matrices

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    Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 11am EDT | 8am PDT | 4pm BST | 5pm CEST Join us to learn...

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    Application Note: Poisoned by Plastic, Analysis of BPA

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    Plasticizers added to water bottles to add stability to the bottles can be unknowingly extracted in drinks leading to possible...

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    EPA Method 533: Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Drinking Water 

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    This application note outlines the analysis of PFAS in drinking water according to EPA 533 using UCT’s Enviro-Clean® polymeric weak-anion...

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    HRAM LC–MS Method for Determination of Drug Nitrosamine impurities

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    To demonstrate fast, highly sensitive quantitation of nine nitrosamines with LC–MS measuring impurities in commercially available ranitidine drug substances and...

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    NASA Just Broke the 'Venus Curse': Here's What It Took

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    Despite the best efforts of scientists eager to study Earth’s sister world, U.S. efforts to send a dedicated spacecraft to...

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    NSF funding helps ZEUS laser prepare to power up

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    Award of $18 million will support proposed studies of extreme plasmas.

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    Rockley completes SPAC merger; eyes commercial launch in 2022

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    Silicon photonics company will target the wearables sector with its 'clinic-on-a-wrist' modules.

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    LLNL Experiment Moves to the Cusp of Fusion Ignition

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    An experiment at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) National Ignition Facility (NIF) has triggered ignition for the first time....

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    BioPhotonics Preview – November/December 2021

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    Two-Photon Imaging and Neuropsychiatric Disease Since its introduction to neuroscience, two-photon imaging has been used to image synaptic connections in...

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    Luminescent Manganese Complexes Show Promise for Sustainable Display Architectures

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    In their quest to produce more-sustainable luminescent materials and catalysts for the conversion of sunlight into other forms of energy,...

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    Chromium Complex Emits Light in the Coveted NIR-II Range

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    A team of Swiss scientists has developed the first chromium complex that emits light in the NIR-II (1000 to 1700...

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    Army Details Successful Prototype Demonstration of First Laser Weapon

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    The U.S. Army has completed a directed-energy maneuver short-range air defense (DE M-SHORAD) “combat shoot-off” — its first development and...

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    Strategies for Wastewater Analysis for Surveillance of SARS-CoV-2

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    Download this guide to learn the strategies to consolidate chemical reference parameters and population biomarker analysis to support the wastewater-based...

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    Comprehensive Fractionation of Herbal Medicine Components

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    This article introduces a comprehensive fractionation for both UV absorbing and non-UV absorbing compounds using a newly designed PDA-ELSD triggered...

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    Advanced Analytical Solutions for Life Science Technologies

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    Recent life science technologies incorporate polymers and biopolymers as key component of their drug products. Polymers play essential roles in...

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    A Deep Math Dive into Why Some Infinities Are Bigger Than Others

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    The size of certain infinite sets has been a mystery. Now, it turns out, each one is different than the...

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    England's Rush to Reopen Is a Cautionary Tale for the U.S.

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    Stripping back nearly all public health restrictions comes as the virus still poses a threat -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Full-Power 3-Petawatt ZEUS Laser Awarded $18.5M

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    The 3-petawatt (PW) ZEUS laser at the University of Michigan has been awarded $18.5 million by the NSF to establish...

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    BluGlass Demonstrates RPCVD Tunnel Junction Laser Diodes

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    Semiconductor manufacturing technology and devices manufacturer BluGlass has successfully demonstrated tunnel junction laser diodes, using its proprietary remote plasma chemical...

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    German group achieves quantum-secured video conference by Federal agencies

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    Fraunhofers and partners report that exchange was securely encrypted by means of light quanta.

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    In Memory of Pavel Jandera, Leading Chromatographer

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    Professor Pavel Jandera passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on August 5, 2021. He was one of the most famous Czech...

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    Thin-Film Glass Research Reveals New Liquid Phase

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    Researchers at Penn State have shown a previously undescribed liquid phase in thin films of a glass-forming molecule. The work...

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    Photonics News: Week in Brief: 08/13/21

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    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Electro-optical technology company Lightwave Logic Inc. acquired a patent for a technology enabling enhanced optical routing architectures...

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    Optics community reconnects at SPIE Optics + Photonics in San Diego

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    First major in-person optics event since early 2020 offered multiple networking opportunities, lively exhibition, and more than 2,100 presentations.

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    Suspect List Narrows in Mysterious Bird Die-Off

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    Here’s how researchers are zeroing in on the culprit -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Analysis of Volatile Organic Compounds in Environmental Samples

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    This e-book demonstrates the use of Purge and Trap coupled with GC–MS to meet the challenges of VOC analysis for...

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    Verex Filter Vials Overview and Application Guide

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    This application guide provides a comprehensive collection of simple sample preparation applications using filtration.

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    Pesticide Analysis in Chili and Cumin Powders by LC–MS/MS with a Luna® C18 Column

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    Chili powder and cumin powder were analyzed for pesticides and clean-up using Verex filter vials to remove undissolved sample particulates.

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    Atorvastatin Clean-up and Separation Using a Chiral Cellulose LC Column

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    In this application, atorvastatin standards were prepared and filtered using Verex filter vials. Samples were analyzed by LC–UV.

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    Use of Verex Filter Vials for PCB Separation by GC–MS

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    Polychorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) were prepared and filtered using Verex filter vials and traditional syringe filters.

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    MMA from Plasma Analyzed by a Luna® Omega C18 LC Column

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    In this application, Methylmalonic Acid (MMA) samples were filtered and tested to determine that no extractables were introduced by using...

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    Use of Verex Filter Vials for Monoclonal Antibody (mAb) Fragments

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    IgG1 (Trastuzumab) and an IgG4 (Nivolumab) are digested with IdeZ protease, yielding Fab2’ and scFc fragments.

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    Hydrocortisone Extraction from Topical Cream Using a Luna® C18(2) LC Column

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    Hydrocortisone was extracted from a topical cream and filtered using Verex filter vials. Samples were run by LC–UV to see...

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    Multivitamin Analysis by LC–UV

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    Multivitamin standards were prepared and filtered using 2-step Verex filter vials.

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    Jenoptik reports ‘record’ second quarter trading figures

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    Revenue up 29.6% in second quarter of 2021; first half-year revenue up 18.3% to €389 million; full year’s forecast raised.

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    ESA prepares third Sentinel-2 satellite, set for launch in 2024

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    To take over from earlier Sentinel, supplying images for applications ranging from monitoring decline of Earth’s ice to food security.

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    Photoacoustic imaging spots inflamed plaques before heart attacks strike

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    Michigan State University targets types of cells most responsible for making plaques vulnerable.

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    Inspired by Chronic Illness, She Made Award-Winning Art about the Brain

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    Scientific American presents the winner and honorable mentions of the 11th annual Art of Neuroscience contest -- Read more on...

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    Crumbly Mars Rock, Not Hardware Flaws, Scuttled Perseverance's First Sample Attempt

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    After an alarming failure, the rover is set to continue its mission to retrieve specimens for eventual return to Earth...

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    Modern Mathematics Confronts Its White, Patriarchal Past

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    Mathematicians want to think their field is a meritocracy, but bias, harassment and exclusion persist -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Automated Imaging of the Eye Within Arm’s Reach

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    An optical coherence tomography scanner mounted on a robotic arm shows promise for making diagnostic imaging of the eye easier...

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    Deep Learning-Trained Neural Network Reconstructs OCT Images

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    A team of UCLA and University of Houston (UH) scientists, led by Aydogan Ozcan in collaboration with Kirill Larin, used...

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    Aeva and Nikon Collaborate on 4D Lidar

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    Sensing and perception systems company Aeva is collaborating with Nikon Corp. The companies will focus on bringing frequency-modulated continuous wave...

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    Paleoclimate Data Raises Alarm on Historic Nature of Climate Emergency

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    The new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report uses data from our planet’s distant past to better understand current warming...

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    Paleoclimate Data Raise Alarm on Historic Nature of Climate Emergency

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    The new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report uses data from our planet’s distant past to better understand current warming...

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    Universal Display announces ‘improved’ Q2 financials

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    OLED company is “on track for 30% sales growth and record high for annual revenue," states CFO.

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    II-VI passes $3BN milestone as 3D sensing sales double

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    Revenues and profits up sharply, while Coherent merger is now expected to complete in early 2022.

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    nLight beats forecast as it prepares to extend power range

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    New 20 kW fiber laser set to make its debut at forthcoming Fabtech show in Chicago.

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    Latest ESO observations show rocky exoplanet has half the mass of Venus

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    VLT sheds light on planets around nearby star, L 98-59, similar to our Solar System.

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    How Much Worse Will Thawing Arctic Permafrost Make Climate Change?

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    Global warming is setting free carbon from life buried long ago in the Arctic’s frozen soils, but its impact on...

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    Walling Off One Coastal Area Can Flood Another

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    Seawalls and levees may simply shift rising water elsewhere—often into disadvantaged communities -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Trapped Ions Measure Electric Fields Below Classical Limit

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    Quantum sensor could extend the search for certain types of dark matter.

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    Metamaterials Work Expands Capabilities for Myriad Applications

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    Researchers at Cornell University have proposed a method to modulate both the absorptive and refractive qualities of metamaterials in real...

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    Exposing Contamination—Advances in Food and Environmental Analysis A Virtual Symposium

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    The timsTOF Pro 2 is designed for robust, unbiased, deep and quantitative 4D proteomics and 4D epiproteomics for plasma, for...

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    timsTOF instrument for unbiased single cell proteomics

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    The timsTOF SCP from Bruker is designed as a dedicated ultra-high sensitivity instrument for unbiased single cell proteomics, for laser...

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    Light-powered GPS collar removes tether to batteries

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    Catching bison is a hassle. It’s also expensive. For most, these truths are intuitive — just think about how big...

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    The Vision Spectra Conference

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    ‘Light-shrinking’ layer converts regular microscope to super resolution imager

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    UC San Diego’s method coats microscope slide with metamaterial composed of fine layers of silver and silica.

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    Research project aims to optimize 3D-printed parts for laser welding

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    “QualLa” project is partnership of LZH and Institute for Integrated Production, both based in Hannover, Germany.

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    Tunable lasers to monitor astronaut air for lunar landing

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    Dynetics wins NASA contract to produce laser air monitoring spectrometer system for Artemis III mission.

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    Senorics readies pilot line with €8M venture support

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    Dynetics Wins NASA Contract for Laser Air-Monitoring System

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    Applied science and information technology company Dynetics Inc. was awarded a contract to produce a laser air-monitoring system (LAMS) for...

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    Open-Top Optofluidics Architecture Adds Flexibility, Increases Droplet Speeds

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    Study of Perovskite Uncovers New State of Matter

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    McGill University researchers set out to uncover the secrets of perovskite’s ability to act as a semiconductor, even with structural...

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    ChromSoc (U)HPLC Virtual Symposium: A Tribute To John Knox

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    AAV Application Notebook

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    Learn how AAVs are characterized for critical quality attributes and stability by multi-angle and dynamic light scattering.

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    Vol 17 No 6 The Column June 2021 Europe & Asia PDF Alt

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    Vol 17 No 6 The Column June 2021 Europe & Asia PDF

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    Vol 17 No 6 The Column June 2021 North American PDF

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    Extraction of Pesticides from Cannabis Flower and Edibles

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    Extract pesticides from cannabis flower and edibles with one simple automated method. In less than 15 minutes you will be...

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    Where Has My Efficiency Gone? Impacts of Extracolumn Peak Broadening on Performance, Part III: Tubing and Detectors

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    In recent articles, we reviewed the basic concepts of extracolumn dispersion and how this phenomenon can impact the quality of...

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    Chromatography Fundamentals, Part X: Light Scattering Detection Systems for Size-Exclusion Chromatography

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    This exploration into commercially available light scattering detection systems for size-exclusion chromatography (SEC) emphasizes new technologies and will help users...

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    Tools for Functional Assessment of Biotherapeutics

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    We present the main analytical techniques for performing functional characterization of biotherapeutic products. Such assessments are particularly critical for biosimilars,...

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    Bioanalysis of Small-Molecule Drugs and Metabolites in Physiological Samples by LC–MS, Part 1: An Overview

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    This is the first article in a four-part series exploring the quantitative assessment of drugs and their metabolites in biological...

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    Effects of Water on Adsorbents in Porous Layer Open Tubular (PLOT) Column Gas Chromatography (GC)

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    Solid adsorbent gas chromatography (GC) columns, such as porous layer open tubular (PLOT) columns, are the best option for GC...

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    Enhancing Flame Ionization Detector Capabilities with Post-Column Reaction

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    The incorporation of a post-column reaction using a 3D-printed, two-stage microreactor is showing groundbreaking performance improvements for flame ionization detection...

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    Controlling Retention Time Drift in Industrial Chromatography Settings

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    Computer-enabled technology approaches can mitigate the impact of aging instruments and instrument differences—leading to more robust, lower-maintenance analysis in industrial...

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    Non-Targeted Analysis of PFAS in Surface Water Using Fragment Ion Flagging

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    Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in surface water have become a major concern due to their persistency and toxicity. We...

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    Ion Mobility–Mass Spectrometry (IM–MS): Enhancing Performance of Analytical Methods

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    Modern ion mobility–mass spectrometry (IM–MS) is a key separation technology for detailed molecular characterization studies and also as part of...

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    Zeiss Ventures startup Scantinel Photonics wins Series-A financing

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    Funding for new FMCW lidar developer agreed with participation of Scania Growth Capital.

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    Laser Cutting Reduces Waste Leakage During Reactor Decommissioning

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    Ultrafast Time-of-Flight Imaging Combats Telescope’s Stray Light Problem

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    Researchers at Centre Spatial de Liege (CSL) of the University of Liege have advanced the field of space engineering through...

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    Why Deadly 'Black Fungus' Is Ravaging COVID Patients in India

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    The Top Unsolved Questions in Mathematics Remain Mostly Mysterious

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    Snap Inc. to Acquire WaveOptics, Announces New Gen of Spectacles Product

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    Snap Inc., the maker of the Snapchat app, will acquire the Prism Award-winning British AR technology company WaveOptics. The $500...

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    Neurodegenerative Disease Diagnostic Method Is Superior to Human-Led Approaches

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    A combination of OCT, adaptive optics, and neural networks has the potential to enable better diagnosis and monitoring for eye...

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    CEA-Leti Unveils Autonomous Imager

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    SiLC Raises $17M in Series A Funding

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    Machine vision company SiLC Technologies raised $17 million in a Series A funding round led by Alter Venture Partners and...

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    Ambarella, Lumentum, ON Semiconductor partner on AI-based 3D sensing

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    AI-driven Method Developed to Diagnose Neurodegenerative Diseases

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