11th August 2017 by ISGSeparate the good from the bad: How to choose the best centrifuge tubesSelecting your Centrifuge TubesCentrifugation is a widely used method for separating fluids as required for laboratory analyses. In most cases, whether they are blood specimens or experimental preparations such as molecular biological samples or monoclonal antibodies, there is a huge cost attached to the specimen. Selecting the best centrifuge for the job is a critical part of preserving your specimens and getting optimum results. Here we t...... Read more
20th June 2017 by ISG5 Top Tips on Extending the Lifespan of your Microscope!Proper care and maintenance of your microscope is essential to its longevity and ideal performance. Looked after properly, a good quality microscope will function well for many years. Here we have gathered a few simple hints that will make a big difference to your microscope.
05th June 2017 by ISGMolecular Black Hole Created in LaboratoryAt the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) lab in California, scientists used the world’s most powerful X-ray laser to conduct an experiment that recreated a black hole effect. Through using extremely bright and fast flashes of light, scientists have created a microscopic ‘black hole’.
31st May 2017 by ISGJupiter: A Planet in WatercolourJupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, is now shown in a completely different light by the Juno spacecraft.
26th May 2017 by ISGTop 10: Essential Biology Lab Equipment – Part 2In part one of this blog we discussed the first five essentials of a biology lab, and the equipment that you need to create a fully functioning and operating laboratory. There are only a few items you need to begin your conquest into biology, so we have the second lot of fundamental information to make your lab the science marvel it could be.
02nd May 2017 by ISG3 Greatest Unanswered Questions About SpaceSpace is widely unknown to us, with recent developments in telescope technology only allowing us a glimpse into its vastness. Although many existing theories have emerged that help to explain some of its previously unknown mysteries, much still remains that scientists and physicists are unable to explain. The following questions are only some of the many that still remain unanswered.
25th April 2017 by ISGTop 10: Essential Biology Lab Equipment – Part 1New research is always being carried out, with new equipment being released constantly. However, there are the essentials to a biology lab, items which are crucial to a foundation of a great lab.Just a handful of equipment can start you on your way to running a successful operating laboratory. Check out part 1 of our count-down of all your basic but important bio equipment.
12th April 2017 by ISGThe Most Important Scientific Equations – Part 2Equations are something that people are intrigued by but they don’t fully understand, especially if you don’t have the in-depth physics knowledge that physicists have. But when people here the likes of Brian Cox, Stephen Hawking and Michio Kaku talking about the most advanced physical phenomena, the public absolutely love it.
04th April 2017 by ISGMass Produced Artificial Blood: Is This Now a Reality?For years, doctors have dreamt of the possibility of having artificial blood always on hand. However, the reality is much different to the dream. While you can create red blood cells in the lab, the current technique only produces a small amount of them.