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July 23, 2012



DayGlo Science

Glowing green and swimming off the corner of the picture, the eel looked unnatural, as if it had been Photoshopped with DayGlo colors. “That darn eel,” says biologist David Gruber, led to a weeklong eel-catching expedition near the sandy beaches of Lee Stocking Island in the Bahamas.

Gruber teaches biology and environmental science at Baruch College in Manhattan, but his passion is scuba diving with dinoflagellates, a phylum of single-celled organisms that contains some species that glow brightly, lighting up darkened seas.

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 Featured Question and Discussions

Plenty of discussions are happening on LabWrench all the time. We have many questions come in daily from users that are seeking advice from fellow users and lab professionals. Can you help any of these users find the answers they are looking for?

On-column injection
I am attempting to configure my GC-2010 to have an on-column injection setup. However, I am continuously getting pressure loss errors even though there is no leak in the system. Does anyone know what flow settings (direct, spilt, splitless) etc I need to pick to make this error go away?
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Ramp rate
I would like to know (please) what is the default ramp rate (100%) in degrees Celsius/second for the Applied Biosystems GeneAmp® PCR System 9700 version 3.09
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System check error
While we are doing a system check with the SC632, it shows that sulphur low ir cell value : so2 low cell failed I ran 5-6 blanks and the system is still showing the same status. How we can sort this out?
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Poor readings
I have done the optimization but I can't get accurate QC results as expected. Instead of getting 0.1mg/L i get 0,0704 mg/L. Please assist.
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Dionex ASE 350 collection tray not turning
Been having a problem today with the collection tray not turning properly. It sounds like it's catching somewhere or getting stuck, but we can't figure out where it's griding against. We have taken out the tray and cleaned it and the tray bed, but no improvement. Can anyone help?
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Technical problem with Leco CN-2000
I am trying to get a Leco CN-2000 up and running. One of the many problems that I am facing is long combustion times, around 8 min per sample. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to correct this issue? I would like to get the combustion time down to under 4 min.
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 Featured News

Cyclone Mills – ideally suited for temperature-sensitive samples
For the grinding of solids the use of a cyclone can be beneficial, depending on the material properties. The rotation of the mill’s rotor or a connected vacuum cleaner produces a rotating air flow inside the cyclone, thus optimizing the air throughput. As a result, sample and grinding tools are cooled and material discharge is improved.
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Unique Personal Lab Sterilizer Sets A New Benchmark
AMSBIO has announced CoolCLAVE™ - a compact, easy-to-use personal lab sterilizer. CoolCLAVE™ uses ozone gas to clean your laboratory tools. It is effective in sterilizing and deodorizing lightly contaminated pipettes, pipette tips, gloves, plates, small instruments, and even personal items such as keys and glasses.
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METTLER TOLEDO Publishes eBooklet: “Achieving the Highest Level of Performance in Bioreactor Process Control”
METTLER TOLEDO has launched a new ebooklet for the pharmaceutical industry. Achieving the Highest Level of Performance in Bioreactor Process Control highlights different analytical measurement challenges during biopharmaceutical fermentation and explains the value of implementing in-line process analytical equipment to enable reliable, repeatable production of high quality pharmaceutical products, batch after batch.
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Laboratory Water Purification Systems Essentials

Considering that water is likely the most utilized reagent in a laboratory setting, it isn't suprising that high-quality water should be a priority in every lab. As with many other laboratory instruments, water purification systems have seen many changes in recent years; some of which include the development of new methods and a large increase in sensitivity.

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