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Contact-free indirect measurement
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The non-contact mode of measurement is very interesting for hygienic applications in the food-, pharmaceutical- and cosmetics industry, as well as for industrial applications with thick, adhesive and solid containing liquids. Experience has shown that conventional volumetric flow meters quickly come to their limit, while other measuring procedures are often very complex and/or are not suitable ...

New report advances the discussion around hydraulic fracturing and water issues in Canada
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Central to the vast majority of conversations about hydraulic fracturing is the issue of water – its use, its management and protection, and its ecological, social and economic importance. There are many unknowns, but this is a fast-paced and important area in which decisions being made should hinge upon scientific knowledge. A new report, Water and Hydraulic Fracturing: Where knowledge ...

Climate change raises danger for urban heat islands
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However hot the weather gets, it will be worse in the cities – and scientists in the US have just worked out how much worse by measuring the notorious urban heat island effect. They planted 150 sensors in and around Madison, the Wisconsin state capital, in time for the heatwaves that hit the US in 2012, and found that the city experienced twice as many hours at temperatures above 90° ...

PlasmaQuant MS — Accurate and Precise Arsenic Speciation in Foods and Beverage with Superior Detection Limits
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With its unrivalled sensitivity, the PlasmaQuant ® MS Elite delivers the lowest detection limits of any ICP-MS when measuring both organic and inorganic species of arsenic in food and beverages. The high toxicity of inorganic arsenic means regular monitoring of food products is important. Various seafoods for example contain high levels of the less toxic organic arsenic species. Therefore, ...

California governor to sign aggressive climate change bill
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California is doubling down in its fight against global warming. Gov. Jerry Brown is expected on Wednesday to sign an ambitious climate change measure to increase California's renewable electricity use to 50 percent and double energy efficiency in existing buildings by 2030. "We have the technological means and now we have the legal mandate to reduce carbon pollution," Brown said in a ...

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