Counting down to the SI redefinition: kelvin and degree Celsius

Blog - 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.

21 February 2019
Genomic selection: methods in crop and animal breeding

Blog - Genomic selection through genotyping is more accurate than conventional breeding methods and promises to revolutionise crop and animal breeding. The question is, which genotyping solution is right for the challenges you face?

18 February 2019
Keys to Better Liquid Biopsy Assay Sensitivity

Blog - Tony Godfrey, PhD, and Bob Daber, PhD, (President and CTO of Genosity) detailed how they overcame common ctDNA challenges in their labs during SeraCare’s AMP Corporate Workshop in San Antonio, Texas.

14 February 2019
Our hungry planet: new tools in agrigenomics are key to food security

Blog - Genomic selection has been instrumental in dairy cattle breeding where it has essentially replaced progeny testing, enabling greater and faster improvements in terms of genetic gain

11 February 2019
Counting down to the SI redefinition: Amperes, amber and EKGs

Blog - In 2019, the ampere – the SI base unit of electric current  – will be undergoing some “electrifying ” changes.

20 January 2019
Christmas, candles and the countdown to the SI redefinition

Blog - 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:

20 December 2018
Countdown to the SI redefinition

Blog - The redefinition of the International System of Units enacted on the 16 November 2018 during the General Conference for Weights and Measures will mean that the SI units will no longer be based on any physical objects, but instead derived through fundamental properties of nature.

20 November 2018
Making a mountain out of a Mole Day

Blog - 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.

23 October 2018
Analysis for Innovators: Supporting industry

Blog - Through the Analysis for Innovators (A4I) partnership, the Coconut Collaborative had access to innovative and advanced measurement and analytical technologies at both the National Measurement Laboratory (NML) and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) to assess the feasibility of developing an approach to detect rancid coconut cream

15 October 2018
International Coffee Day: Would you like chicory with that?

Blog - Today is International Coffee Day and, not that anyone needed an extra reason to have a cup, the world is taking the opportunity to enjoy a fine cup of one of the world’s most popular drinks. But what if we told you that 170 years ago, enjoying a cup of joe often meant drinking a hot cup of roasted root vegetables instead?

01 October 2018