Editor's Buzz - Mar 26/09

March 26, 2009

As sites and tools for online networking and collaboration evolve, they are gaining a permanent place in most laboratories an...

Pittcon

March 17, 2009

With everyone braced for a smaller turnout in terms of exhibitors and attendees, this year's Pittcon surprised many with its ...

Editor's Buzz - Mar 17/09

March 17, 2009

If you were in Chicago last week for Pittcon, what was your impression of the show? Did you find what you wanted and learn wh...

Safety and Training

March 3, 2009

"Poor training, poor technique, lack of supervision and improper method," said Neal Langerman, former head of the American Ch...

Editor's Buzz - Mar 3/09

March 3, 2009

"Poor training, poor technique, lack of supervision and improper method," said Neal Langerman, former head of the American Ch...

Research Goals

February 18, 2009

The NIH is expected to receive $10 billion, including $8.5 billion for research and $1.5 billion for university research faci...

Editor's Buzz - Feb 18/09

February 18, 2009

The $787 billion stimulus package that President Obama signed into law yesterday provides $21.5 billion in science and resear...

Due diligence

February 5, 2009

Due diligence in purchasing requires an investment in time and resources to manage risk and obtain the most value for the mon...

Editor's Buzz - Feb 5/09

February 5, 2009

Lab managers have a responsibility to see that appropriated funds are used wisely and in accordance with their laboratories' ...

President Obama

January 20, 2009

He also said, "We will harness the sun and the winds and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories. And we will transfo...

Editor's Buzz - Jan 20/09

January 20, 2009

In Barrack Obama's inaugural address, he pledged to "restore science to its rightful place and wield technology's wonders to ...

Invention is...

January 19, 2009

Invention is "new technology that really changes things, that is radical disruption," explains Dr. Lienhard. One reason for t...

Editor's Buzz - Jan 19/09

January 19, 2009

"Invention and innovation are quite different things," declares Dr. Lienhard, emeritus professor of technology and culture at...

Uncertainty breeds

January 7, 2009

How the technical or lab manager anticipates and responds to the constant and turbulent change that envelops an organization ...

Editor's Buzz - Jan 7/09

January 7, 2009

Most people dislike uncertainty. Therefore, the first priority of a manager should be to reduce uncertainty in the workplace ...