The driving force behind evolution

A recent study suggests that species are in a constant race for survival and have to continue to evolve new ways of defending themselves throughout time.

Small optical force can budge nanoscale objects

Researchers have used a very tiny beam of light with as little as 1 milliwatt of power to move a silicon structure up to 12 nanometres.

Microscopy: EnviroScope atomic force microscope

The EnviroScope atomic force microscope combines modular environmental controls, a sealed hermetic sample chamber, and a wide range of imaging modes.

Task force tackles the growing problem of fraudulent food

The UK Food Standards Authority (FSA) has established a Food Fraud Task Force; a European-wide fraud investigation is looking into Chinese chicken; and a new international standard, ISO 22000, will help trace food movements.

Keeping up with the competition: the driving force for new products

Eric Russell looks at the influence of internal and external drivers on biotechnology equipment development and the role of the laboratory scientist.

Speed is the driving force for lab-on-a-chip device development

A quick walk around any electronics shop will show you that bigger is no longer better. Mobile phones are shrinking alarmingly, and advances in computing power has seen palmtop computers go from glorified battery-powered filofaxes to sophisticated devices capable of guiding you to the nearest bar selling obscure spirits. Stuart Nathan reports.

a50% less actuation force'

Pipettes from Hamilton SoftGrip feature 50per cent less actuation force, less user fatigue, less discomfort and therefore increased user satisfaction.

BioScope Catalyst Atomic Force Microscope

MIRO software allows optical images to precisely guide AFM imaging and force measurements and creates correlated AFM and optical datasets with flexible offline analysis features.





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