The nice spring weather has come and gone. With that nice spring weather also came pollen…everywhere! Although it is often seen as a nuisance for triggering allergies, pollen is very interesting to look at magnified. You may be surprised at how different various pollen types look.   The familiar yellow haze on our cars and … Continued

Ticks: The More You Know

The image of the month is a false-colored secondary electron (SE) image of the mouth parts of a tick, taken using a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). The subject is most likely a male deer tick (shown below in the black-and-white SE image), commonly found in Massachusetts and across the northeast – and a prime carrier of … Continued

The Science of Sundaes

  It’s a hot, humid summer day; the sun is blazing down making waves of heat bounce off the pavement, the air is thick with moisture and there’s no sign of a breeze anytime soon. There are many ways to cool off in times like these: having a cold glass of lemonade, taking a refreshing dip in … Continued

Webinar Recap: Anywhere Services Live

Did you miss our final webinar before the summer – Anywhere Services Live? Don’t worry, you can learn everything that you missed right here in this blog post or you can watch the recorded version on demand here: http://analyticalanswersinc.com/anywhere-services-live/ This May webinar was a bit different from our traditional webinar format. Analytical Answers recently celebrated … Continued

Avoiding Sticky Situations: The Science of Adhesives

Adhesives play a pretty important role in our everyday lives; even if we aren’t always aware of them, they’re present in the world all around us. Whether it’s the wood glue holding our tables and chairs together, or the duct tape that we haphazardly throw on something in a desperate attempt for a quick fix, … Continued

Careers in STEM: Education and Outlooks

  Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) have been the fastest growing fields for years now. The employment growth, median wages, and growth opportunities are well above most other fields. “The future of the economy is in STEM,” says James Brown, the executive director of the STEM Education Coalition in Washington, D.C. “That’s … Continued

Webinar Recap: Visualizing Hydration and Dehydration of Pharmaceuticals, Foodstuffs, and Other Materials Using Wet Scanning Electron Microscopy

Did you miss out on our January webinar – Visualizing Hydration and Dehydration of Pharmaceuticals, Foodstuffs, and Other Materials Using Wet Scanning Electron Microscopy? Don’t worry about it, because you can learn about everything that you missed right here or even watch the recorded webinar on demand here: http://analyticalanswersinc.com/about-us/webinars/ Edward Norton, Technical Director at Analytical … Continued

The Science of Smell & The Smell of Rain

Have you ever thought about how we detect smells, or how we determine if it is a good smell or a bad smell? This blog will give you some insight on just that, as well as a smell that many of us enjoy – the smell of rain. To smell an odor air is inhaled … Continued

The Science of Coffee Growing

Coffee has become such an essential part of our everyday life; it wakes us up in the morning, keeps us awake during those drowsy afternoons, and allows college students to stay up all night studying during finals week. Whether it’s a fancy latte made from a hipster barista or a crappy cup of Joe that … Continued