Research Instruments Articles

  • Arctic Polar Research - A Global Responsibility

    Due to climate change and geopolitical trends, the Polar Regions (particularly the Arctic) are increasingly becoming the focus of scientific, political, and economic interests. Much of the global climate is driven by forces that originate in the Arctic. The Arctic sea ice is receding faster than climate models have predicted, and the movement of freshwater into and around the Arctic plays an ...

  • Cirrus Research – Noise Measurement Pioneers for Over 45 Years [Video]

    Since 1970, Cirrus’ mission has been to make monitoring noise simple. More than 45 years later, we thought it was time to look back at our story so far and see what we have achieved. Join us by watching our video, which explores our history and what makes us the noise measurement pioneers that we are today. Cirrus Research ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Beliefs, Politics, and Environmental Policy

    Introduction Many of us who work on environmental issues have faced the challenge of conveying their importance to nonspecialists. Perhaps we have found ourselves defending the robustness of climate science to a contrarian uncle, or extolling the importance of biodiversity to a dubious aunt. Our relations and friends are often educated people, skilled in their own professions, who have ...


    By Oxford Journals

  • Can European Policies Be Dismantled?

    A recent Pew Research Center poll found that 42 per cent of Europeans were keen for some ‘powers’ to be returned to the national level, with only 19 per cent favouring further centralisation at EU level. The idea of ‘less Europe’ is not new: calls for it date back to the great subsidiarity debate of the 1990s ...


    By University of Edinburgh

  • Identification of Archeological Remnants

    Czorsztyn Castle, Poland 2D Electrical Imaging Objective Study area was within the ruins of the 14th century Czorsztyn Castle, located in the boundaries of Pieniny National Park (southern Poland). The main goal of this research was to check if one of the stone wall residues continues under the ground surface. Additionally, an attempt was ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • Interview with the chairman, Kevin O`Donovan

    What's your background? After a degree in Biological Sciences I commenced a PhD at one of the London medical schools. After a year I realised that research was not really for me so I started as a salesperson in a Life Science Research Instrument company. I turned out to be a pretty good salesman and, after completing an MBA whist working as marketing manager for the same company, I ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Simon Fraser University Opens Suite of Mass Spectrometers for Natural Products Discovery Research

    As a graduate student at the University of British Columbia, Dr. Roger Linington discovered his future life’s work serendipitously. While studying sponges, it became clear to him that one of the challenges in studying macroorganisms is their limited or slowly replenishing supply. To perform mechanism and mode-of-action studies, he needed a larger, more accessible source of ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • Providing Precision Flow Control Solutions for Critical Biomolecular Research

    When scientists at the University of Nottingham’s Centre for Biomolecular Sciences (CBS) in the United Kingdom needed instrumentation to control the flow of gases in their research, they turned to Litre Meter, a UK distributor for Sierra Instruments, and the SmartTrak 100 series mass flow meters and ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Matrix Gemini Lims at work in Cancer research trials case study

    Executive Summary The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation (RCLCF) is a UK wide charity, dedicated to the defeat of lung cancer. It funds basic science research, tobacco control initiatives and work in lung cancer patient information, support and advocacy. RCLCF works towards defeating lung cancer through research, campaigning and education and gives practical and emotional support for patients ...


    By Autoscribe Informatics

  • Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry – Catch the Excitement!

    Interest in ion mobility mass spectrometry (IMS) technology is growing rapidly. The signs are everywhere. Since the year 2000, the number of abstracts submitted to ASMS mentioning ion mobility has grown more than 10-fold – from 30 to more than 350 in 2015. For most of that time, ion mobility has been available commercially in high-end research instruments or in homemade platforms. Waters ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable Highlighted in Pacific Institute Sustainability Synthesis Report

    A new synthesis report, interactive tool, and special collection (Incentive-Based Instruments for Water Management) from the Pacific Institute and the Foundation Center features the involvement of the Beverage Industry Environmental ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • What do an ancient Chinese Ruler and Waters’ Mass Spectrometry Research Team have in common?

    Tea is very important to them! If Waters Wilmslow ran out of tea it is likely the MS Research Team would struggle to function. The ancient Chinese Ruler, Emperor Jing Di, took tea to the grave with him for a cuppa in the afterlife. Many treasures were found in his tomb including; food, weapons, ceramic animals, and a full size chariot with horses. The discovery included several food items; ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • Making the invisible visible: the impact of federating groundwater data in Victoria, Australia

    The Visualising Victoria's Groundwater (VVG) web portal federates groundwater data for the State of Victoria, Australia, thus making legacy data, government datasets, research data and community-sourced data and observations visible to the public. The portal is innovative because it was developed outside of the government and offers real-time access to remote authoritative databases by ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Focusing on environmental pressures from long‑distance transport

    The European Environment Agency's (EEA's) annual Transport and Environment Reporting Mechanism (TERM) report presents an overview of transport demand and pressures from the sector on the environment, as well as selected related impacts and policy responses. The report makes use of the latest available data in order to assess key trends and overall progress in meeting policy targets. The 2014 TERM ...

  • Development and Applications of a Combined FastGC Proton-Transfer-Reaction Mass Spectrometry Instrument

    Proton-Transfer-Reaction Mass Spectrometry (PTR-MS). which is a very sensitive method for real-time gas analysis, has become a widespread technology in the food and flavor research area for over more than 15 years [1]. However, as in this field often isomeric compounds have to be identified and quantified independently, there is a need for additional measures to increase selectivity. In the past ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • China Environment Monitoring Meter & Instrument Market Analysis

    This report presents a clear picture about the overall development of environment monitoring meter & instrument market in China and the trend in recent years based on detailed data analysis. This report includes the analysis on the environment monitoring meter & instrument market size and market share in China, the study on major hot areas in this market, introduction of key data and the ...


  • Oxford instruments case study

    Delivering operational efficiency Oxford Instruments specialises in the design, manufacture and support of high-technology tools and systems for industry, research, space, energy, defence and healthcare. Business needs Oxford Instruments needed to improve the management of Health & Safety acrossall locations. A gap analysis identified a number of key ...


    By Rivo Software Ltd.

  • Planning system for sustainable territorial development in Serbia

    The aim of this article is to research the problems in the development and practices of the planning system in the sustainable territorial development of a transition country (Serbia). Research is based upon the analysis and assessment of how integrated and supported is the legal framework, governance system and strategic planning (general strategies, spatial, environmental and sector planning) ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Instrumentation and controls architectures in new NPPs

    Instrumentation and control systems are the nervous system of a nuclear power plant. They monitor all aspects of the plant's health and help respond with the care and adjustments needed. Progress in electronics and information technology has created incentives to replace traditional analogue instrumentation and control 'I&C' systems in nuclear power plants with digital I&C systems. Digital I&C ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The reverse logistics as an environmental tool integrated to environmental management system for an effective management of solid industrial waste

    This work is a study that delimited areas such as environmental management and reverse logistics. It aims at demonstrating the possibility of integrating these processes within organisational environment, to prove that ran this way, they turn the management of industrial generated solid waste more effective and it will mitigate the negative impacts resulting from production activities to the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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