The nice spring weather is finally here for the season! But with the nice weather comes having pollen… everywhere! Even though it may bring allergies, pollen is very interesting to look at under magnification – you’ll be surprised how each type of pollen can look so different.


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 ...
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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, ...
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Scanning Electron Microscope image of whipped cream, Boston Analytical Lab

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 ...
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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 ...
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The Science and Stigma of Solidago

Can you guess what this microscopic picture is? Here are a few hints; it’s native to North America, plays an ...
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Scientist Profile: William Harris

William (Bill) Harris is an FIB Microscopist and Senior Surface Scientist at Analytical Answers lab in Woburn. Though being a ...
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Scientist Profile: Joseph Bedard

For 25 years, Joseph F. Bedard has been a laboratory scientist. As Senior Electron Microscopist and Failure Analysis Specialist at ...
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The Importance of Chemical Structure

In the world of chemistry, structure can be the difference between life and death – quite literally. There are many ...
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Scientist Profile: Jay Powell

Stepping into Jay Powell’s lab at Analytical Answers would overwhelm a person not used to scientific equipment, bright lights and ...
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Food Science: Sugar

Everyone loves sugar; whether you like just a dash of sugar in your coffee to balance out the bitterness, or ...
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Food Science: Salt

From savory steaks and pastas to sweet pastries and cookies, almost every recipe has one common ingredient: salt. Dating all ...
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Food Science: Flour

Flour is an essential ingredient in lots of recipes, mostly for baked goods. But do we really know how flour ...
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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 ...
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The Science of Coffee Brewing

There are a lot of different factors that go into making a perfect, great tasting cup of coffee. The temperature, ...
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What You Know Can Help You – A Background in Building Blocks

Scientists often perform their jobs in an objective, dispassionate manner that belies the excitement bubbling beneath the surface. Especially when ...
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