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Introducing Our Friday Lab Safety Series!

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Introducing Our Friday Lab Safety Series!

Beginning next Friday, March 2nd we will be starting a weekly lab safety series. Topics will include safe use of lab equipment, proper PPE, recognizing hazards and finding safety solutions. We have brought on our Safety Supervisor, Ollie the Lab Collie, to assist us with this endeavor. Keep your eyes peeled for new safety blog posts!   If there are any safety topics you would like to see here, please feel free to contact us!   Ollie the Lab Collie aka "Beaker" with his partner, "Dr. Bunsen"

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All About the Types of Balances and Scales!

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All About the Types of Balances and Scales!

Balances and scales have dated back to Ancient Egypt, used for trading goods. A simplistic equal-arm balance on a fulcrum was often used to compare two weights. Today, scales are much more complicated and have a multitude of uses, which range from laboratory weighing of chemicals, to weighing of packages for shipping purposes. Scales are used all around us! Analytical Balance  Most often used in a laboratory, or in settings where extreme sensitivity is required. Analytical balances are so sensitive, they can even be affected by air currents. They measure mass, which is useful in chemical analysis as the results...

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