博客 - The UK National Measurement Laboratory at LGC turned 30 years old this year, and to celebrate we’ve been looking back at notable accomplishments, and looking at where we are now. Clinical measurement is one field where our scientists have excelled and innovated throughout our time.
博客 - Today is Mole Day, chemists’ #1 holiday! Mole Day occurs every year on October 23 from 6:02am to 6:02pm to commemorate Avogadro’s Number and the basic measuring unit of chemistry, the mole.
博客 - Perhaps unsurprisingly, the candela was originally based on the light of a candle – but a definition based on something so variable was not good enough for measurement scientists. The candela, or ‘the new candle’, replaced candle-based definitions in 1948. In 1979 the modern definition of the candela was adopted:
博客 - Each month we are bringing you a blog post featuring one of the units of the SI. This month we are focusing on the kelvin, the SI base unit for thermodynamic temperature.
博客 - Each month we are posting a blog focusing on one of the seven SI base units. This month we are taking a peak at the redefinition of the second.
博客 - In 2019, the ampere – the SI base unit of electric current – will be undergoing some “electrifying ” changes.
博客 - Since the late 19th century, the kilogram has been defined by the official artefact. However, despite being undeniably valuable, this artefact has been shown to have changed over its century-long life.
博客 - In the absence of a cure for Parkinson’s, patients themselves have identified improved management of stress and anxiety as the second highest priority for unmet research needs to improve their quality of life. Measuring cortisol has been suggested as a potential alternative and objective way to measure stress
博客 - This month we are focusing on a unit that has particular significance to chemists and therefore, our scientists at the UK National Measurement Laboratory at LGC: the mole, the unit used to measure the (usually very large) number of things, usually atoms or molecules
博客 - At the National Measurement Laboratory for chemical and biomeasurement, we are celebrating a momentous achievement this World Metrology Day – a day dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of measurement for life as we know it