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
Helping authorities detect fentanyl analogues

Blog - Scientists at LGC Simon Hudson and Charlotte Cutler studied the metabolic fate of several analogues of fentanyl, including carfentanil, and published three white papers on their findings. Each paper goes through their methodology, which can be used as an aid to detect the analogues in biological fluids

27 September 2018
Every DNA counts – and we would know

Blog - 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.

13 September 2018
Nanotechnology: The big challenge behind the characterization of the small

Blog - What do we really know about the potential effects when nanomaterials and nanotechnology come into contact with complex matrices and how do we ensure that nanoproducts are safe?

29 August 2018
A4I is back for another round!

Blog - Analysis for Innovators is back! The latest round of the A4I programme from Innovate UK and its partners (LGC, NPL, NEL, & STFC) has now opened, with up to £3M available in total for Round 3.

23 August 2018