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A clear vision: for Karl Deisseroth, R&D Magazine's Scientist of the Year, his two major scientific breakthroughs are just a means to an end: understanding the human brain. Dec 1, 2014 1853
Lowering resistance: recent advances in circuit design have allowed the latest magnetoresistive sensors to outperform some well-established competitors. Dec 1, 2014 998
The next big things: datalogging equipment is at the leading edge of the move toward the internet of things. Dec 1, 2014 928
A new spectrum. Report Aug 1, 2014 1739
Driving back defects: as semiconductor features grow smaller, inspection equipment developers race to find wafer errors before they hinder production. Aug 1, 2014 1345
Making the connection: the presence of fluke's connect technology in the industrial test and measurement marketplace may replace the fastest recording tools of them all: pencil and paper. Aug 1, 2014 1641
Integration realized: the 2014 lab of the year was built to help efficiently join power systems, but it masters integration on several other levels. Jun 1, 2014 2052
Style meets substance: JEOL's series of low-vacuum scanning electron microscopes get equal doses of technological and stylistic improvements to appeal to a changing customer base. Jun 1, 2014 1299
Fullerene-free organic solar. Jun 1, 2014 890
Hydrocarbon free: the launch of a new vacuum pump line from Oerlikon Leybold marks the arrival of a long-awaited development in turbomolecular pump design. Jun 1, 2014 1225
Cutting the cord: a variety of laboratory instruments are taking a cue from the consumer and industrial space, leaving the ethernet cable behind. Jun 1, 2014 1612
Lab utilities make the grade: a systems approach is transforming delivery of the key raw materials necessary for scientific research. Cover story Apr 1, 2014 3006
A new clarity: a dynamic shift in how spectroscopy optics are developed and built is transforming the performance of scientific instrumentation. Apr 1, 2014 2539
Complete containment. Cover story Feb 1, 2014 1541
Optically inclined: in the past year, several technological advances have transformed expectations of optical microscopes. Feb 1, 2014 1508
Inspired chemistry: in helping advance understanding of nanoscale science, the 2013 R&D Magazine Scientist of the Year reveals an uncommon drive to discover. Dec 1, 2013 1693
A clear view from any angle: the 2013 R&D Magazine Innovator of the Year exemplifies the spirit of rigorous, open innovation pioneered by 3M company. Dec 1, 2013 1529
Refresh rate: Technological advances are helping digital oscilloscopes keep pace with the demanding world of electronics R&D. Dec 1, 2013 1161
The heat is on. Oct 1, 2013 1633
Fast acquisition. Aug 1, 2013 1843
The green magnet: built to attract the world's top researchers, Singapore's lush and bright CREATE campus is designed to foster the entire innovation process. Jun 1, 2013 1867
A symbolic release: Maple 17, the newest release from Maplesoft, reveals more than just a new set of useful software tools for engineers and scientists. Jun 1, 2013 760
PEMs stack up to the competition. Report Jun 1, 2013 1423
Vacuum pump evolution: despite the maturity of vacuum pump designs, manufacturers show even in well-established technologies key innovations are there for the taking. Jun 1, 2013 1337
Team effort: in pioneering practical breakthroughs in microscopy, developers find strength in the combination of several technologies in a single instrument. Report Apr 1, 2013 2638
The right touch for control. Report Apr 1, 2013 2282
IX3 enters the microscope realm. Apr 1, 2013 1272
The optimal fit-out: new technologies and changing attitudes about effective, efficient research impact the way laboratories are equipped. Feb 1, 2013 2502
Pattern of flow: as the laboratory construction industry struggles to recover, fume hood manufacturers jockey for better positions and products. Industry overview Feb 1, 2013 2704
Beyond the genome. Feb 1, 2013 1409
Controlled success. Dec 1, 2012 2819
Innovation on wheels. Dec 1, 2012 2641
Results we can see: a careful mix of quality instrumentation, business strategy, and expert help is bringing nanotechnology products to the marketplace. Cover story Oct 1, 2012 3085
Size matters, but so goes stability: dynamic light scattering is increasingly important for determining nanoparticle size, but researchers also want to know about zeta potential. Oct 1, 2012 1964
Better parts build a better product: suppliers for original equipment manufacturers rely on a variety of innovative strategies to keep pace with a demanding, shifting marketplace. Cover story Aug 1, 2012 2753
A laboratory for all: by sticking to one big "idea", project leaders for the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery were able to make a number of new laboratory design concepts work. Jun 1, 2012 2243
Positive reactions: Princeton University breaks new ground in design by integrating an open, collaborative layout with an air-handling intensive chemistry laboratory. Jun 1, 2012 1539
Sustainable growth: the first new building for the first new medical center built in California in decades has two major missions: create new doctors and save energy. Jun 1, 2012 896
Open to innovation: flexible by design, Kansas Bioscience Authority's Venture Accelerator is on track for LEED Gold certification. Jun 1, 2012 1583
Putting data in its place: if an R&D organization isn't careful, data can cost money rather than enhance productivity or competitiveness. A new wave of informatics tools can bring it back under control. Cover story Apr 1, 2012 2481
Secured gas, safe lab: compressed gas cylinders are everywhere, but their use entails a high level of responsibility. Apr 1, 2012 1717
Simpler, easier indenting: with a new series of materials testers, instrumented indentation breaks free from the confines of visual measurement. Apr 1, 2012 1312
Hatching business success: the general rule of thumb is that most new businesses fail. But the incubator model is beginning to change those statistics for companies who seek the right kind of help. Cover story Feb 1, 2012 4398
Nature-inspired innnovations: researchers find inspiration in biomaterials and extend their understanding of how the manmade and natural materials can improve human health and well being. Feb 1, 2012 1079
Showing their metal: inventing new metal products is tough. R&D finds out how recent R&D 100 Award-winning technologies have fared in the marketplace. Feb 1, 2012 1411
The indispensable biomaterial: widely used in the medical field, mechanically complex silicone elastomers are slowly giving up their secrets and becoming ubiquitous. Feb 1, 2012 1181
As pure as possible: laboratory water purity is rarely taken for granted, but the popularity of sensitive techniques like ICP-MS keeps both vendors and researchers on their toes. Feb 1, 2012 1313
The answer is there: companies increasingly have the data they want, but are hampered by the inability to manage it and reach the conclusions they need. Feb 1, 2012 1448
Bureaucrat in the spotlight, scientist in the lab: even as the United States' top energy official, R&D Magazine's 2011 Scientist of the Year Steven Chu keeps science close to home. Dec 1, 2011 2547
Far more than trivial: in building and programming the world's most capable natural language processing computer, David Ferrucci, and IBM Research's DeepQA Team are shooting far higher than a million-dollar payday on "Jeopardy!". Dec 1, 2011 2400
Answering a call to power: as the semiconductor industry is moving toward higher-voltage applications, the test industry must balance power with accuracy. Dec 1, 2011 1195
Aerospace strikes back: the last decade has been challenging for the aerospace industry, but a host of breakthroughs have given both big business and private consumers reason to hope. Cover story Oct 1, 2011 3287
Carbon nanotubes chart their own course: propelled by funding and pure scientific interest, research on carbon nanostructures--in all of its forms--is rapidly giving way to practical applications. Oct 1, 2011 1977
Still in focus after all these years: despite competition, the light microscope remains the most important instrument in the laboratory. And it's quickly evolving. Cover story Aug 1, 2011 1946
The state of materials research: analysts focus on publication and citation data to reveal the size and structure of materials science research globally. Aug 1, 2011 892
Rising from the desert: despite a design and construction timeline of just 30 months, Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah University of Science and Technology fulfills its mission as a flexible, user-friendly lab space. Jun 1, 2011 2397
A total transformation: construction of a brand-new genomics and cell science laboratory at the University of Connecticut was out of the question, so designers renovated a time capsule. Jun 1, 2011 2416
The future of fossil fuel? Beyond oil and shale gas, another fossil fuel may anchor the energy resources of the United States: gas hydrates. Interview Jun 1, 2011 933
Biofuel watchdog: a surprising new application for a traditional HPLC column has created a new market segment for the separations industry. Column Jun 1, 2011 691
The transformation of deposition: with advances in both materials and process technologies, thin-film deposition is keeping pace with a rapidly changing marketplace. Cover story Apr 1, 2011 2251
Sensing a change in vision: CCDs and CM08 chips compete for attention in a marketplace that demands imaging solutions for everything from astronomy to food production. Apr 1, 2011 1265
New technologies flesh out porosimetry: physical adsorption is proving invaluable in the drive to perfect new porous materials. But meeting industry demands has tested the technology's limits. Apr 1, 2011 756
High-performance innovation: as researchers scramble to deliver R&D results and bring products to market, they are turning to high-performance computing. Vendors are competing for their business. Can everyone adapt to the cloud? Feb 1, 2011 2853
Answering life's questions, systematically: not resting after a career of achievement, Richard D. Smith is leading the charge toward the first comprehensive molecular characterization and modeling of biological systems. Dec 1, 2010 1775
The business side of superconductivity: the discovery of superconductors transformed the life of a young materials scientist. Now, R&D Magazine's Innovator of the Year hopes his work will do the same for the rest of us. Dec 1, 2010 1756
New economy, new playbook: today's economic and employment realities drive research organizations to develop new strategies. Discussion Dec 1, 2010 2424
iTest, iMeasure: in its assessment of a popular smart phone as measurement and diagnostic tool for electric utility applications, the Electric Power Research Institute found a new trend in field testing. Dec 1, 2010 1704
Billions of pieces, billions of questions: eager to capitalize on the promise of nanotechnology, businesses are finding the barriers to large-scale nanomanufacturing are anything but small. Cover story Oct 1, 2010 2825
An eye on the small: for imaging tool makers, the future of nanotechnology cannot be ignored. The question is how to keep track of a moving target. Oct 1, 2010 1949
A spark of success: for R&D companies, innovation is like catching lightning in a bottle. They can't predict when lightning will strike, but they can find a better bottle. Cover story Aug 1, 2010 3147
Taking it one particle at a time: two new characterization platforms reveal that there's more than one way to size up a nanoparticle. Aug 1, 2010 2031
A resolve to compete: the playing field for surface analyzing microscopes is hardly level as continual advances keep options interesting for users--and competitors on their toes. Jun 1, 2010 2937
Solar technology takes to the high seas: PlanetSolar, possibly the largest solar boat ever built, will travel the globe next year using nothing but power from the sun and protection from the elements from DuPont. Jun 1, 2010 1122
Phase shift: vacuum tools morph to meet the new demands of research. Cover story Apr 1, 2010 3198
Infrared spectrometers. Product/service evaluation Apr 1, 2010 649
X-ray spectrometers. Product/service evaluation Apr 1, 2010 512
2010 independent R&D organizations report: a question of progress: independent R&D laboratories face a brave new world where success depends on a diligently cultivated set of collaborations with industry, government, and academia. Feb 1, 2010 2720
Dr. Thomas C. Sparks': swarm of ideas: by keeping an open mind and irrepressible optimism, the 2009 R&D Magazine Scientist of the Year helped Dow AgroSciences pioneer a new, green insect control technology. Dec 1, 2009 1610
Software to the rescue: running a lab lean, fast, and green is about more than choosing the right personnel, facilities, and equipment. Increasingly, software can make the key difference. Dec 1, 2009 2373
Govt. labs see bright future, for now: with Recovery Act funds in hand and more on the way, labs continue their outreach. Dec 1, 2009 2180
The great fume hood debate: for decades the assumption was that a safer fume hood was one with high air flow. But air flow is expensive, and vendors and researchers are designing ways to save money while continuing to protect the operator. Cover story Oct 1, 2009 2868
R&D 100 Awards highlights: the power of multiple disciplines. Sep 1, 2009 1370
Tying it all together: modeling and simulation are a necessity for nearly all scientists, Software vendors are on the hot seat in making their products measure up to demand. Aug 1, 2009 3354
Delicate balance: Columbia Univ.'s Gary C. Comer Geochemistry Building achieves harmony with its dramatic surroundings while giving its researchers both form and function. Cover story Jun 1, 2009 1400
Making lemonade from old labs: the advanced polymer research lab for one of India's biggest companies didn't measure up. But starting over was not option, so designers got creative. Cover story Jun 1, 2009 812
Green--struments: straight-ahead performance is still job one for scientific instruments, but in the name of environmental awareness, it's not the only selling point. Cover story Apr 1, 2009 3021
The re-birth of wet pumps: Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum bucked the dry pump trend by designing an entirely new lineup of rotary vane pumps for the general R&D market. Apr 1, 2009 1419
Changing the ways and means of electricity: feeling the pinch, the growing computing industry looks for innovative ways to conserve and handle energy. Their efforts could ultimately help other industries. Apr 1, 2009 1826
Fluorescent imaging goes hyper: an R&D 100 Award-winning microscopy system enhances its sleuthing credentials with an integrated hyperspectral imaging system. Oct 1, 2008 1704
Mixed-flow exhaust systems cut vibration and noise: laboratory workstation fume exhaust systems based on mixed-flow impellers with direct drive motors provide silent, vibration-free operation needed for high measurement accuracy at the Univ. of Oregon's research laboratories. Jun 1, 2008 1185
A factor of four: next-generation 40-Gbps networks are finally here. Jun 1, 2008 1091
Picking up the pace: Pfeiffer Vacuum's updated turbo pump ups the ante by letting users do more with less. Apr 1, 2008 843
MEMS oscillators earn their stripes: for more than 50 years, quartz oscillators dominated the marketplace. Now it's silicon's turn. Apr 1, 2008 1106
Tracking speeding photons: the Joint Quantum Institute's photonic stopwatch helps quantum experimentation move into the realm of metrology. Apr 1, 2008 794
Zero shaping for tough tuning: using Microstar's PC-based control boards, engineers have introduced a new refinement to the venerable PI D command control. Apr 1, 2008 1215
George Whitesides: a passion for discovery. Cover story Nov 1, 2007 2390
Research at room temperature: a raft of new technologies has kept cold field emission electron microscopes competitive among top-end, high-voltage instruments. Nov 1, 2007 702
The I stands for innovation: Nikon's EclipseTi has been redesigned to accelerate live-cell discovery. Nov 1, 2007 977
$eeing green: two leaders in separation science are developing technologies that will save big pharma time and money. The environment should benefit, too. Oct 1, 2007 1482
Going with the grain: market demands are giving impetus to a broad palette of applications for UNCD films. Brief article Oct 1, 2007 664

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