How Fast Can Bacteria Spread at Your WorkPlace?

Check out this news story and the experiment that was conducted. I am sure many of you can remember experiences where several people at school and at work got sick at the same time. Today, it is imperative when you are in a public place at school, work or event and you are in the presence

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Quite a Winter

It has been one storm after another in various parts of the country. It seems like some areas are getting belted by storm after storm. Hopefully, spring will be here soon. More snow on the way this first week of March Hopefully, spring is not too far away. If you want to look at some

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De-Icing a Plane

Watch the process up close and see what is involved with de-icing a plane. It is such a critical job and one that is often taken for granted. As more ice and snow are on the way this week, see how one group of workers is dealing with the elements and taking charge to insure

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How Long Does It Take to Get Frostbite?

I am certainly not encouraging people to try this experiment at home, work or school; but, do you really know the facts about frostbite. How long does it really take? It really depends on two things: temperature and wind The wind is really the deciding factor here because it can quickly remove the heat and

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Think about Food Science as a Major

Want to get into a growing industry? Consider food science. It is one area that high school kids are not exposed to as much, but it is definitely a growing field with lots of possibilities. Just in the last 5-10 years this area has exploded with the advent of regulations around calories and the whole

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Crash Course on Fracking

Fracking is a very controversial process which people have various opinions on. Let’s look at this topic a bit closer and see if we can formulate our own opionion. Let’s start with this first video which explains the process. Now let’s review a little more about the process and look at some of the environmental

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Should you put air in your tires on a very cold day?

The answer is “No”. The cold air makes your tires contract and as a result, your tire sensors come on. However, to demonstrate this principle the following video looks at air in a balloon and how it contracts with a cold source, liquid nitrogen. Ambient temperature affects tire pressure, and in the new world of TPMS,

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Nematode Testing in 2015

Have you considered testing for nematodes in 2015? It might be something to think about to be on the safe side.

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Soil Testing a Baseball Field

Right now, Midwest Laboratories is receiving a lot of questions regarding soil testing for spring planting of crops and lawn/garden soil testing. Not too many people are looking at local baseball fields for arsenic and lead. However, in one particular county in Florida, customers are moving quicly to determine if arsenic is present. Learn more

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Does Salt Actually Melt Ice?

Check out this video and learn why salt is applied to our local and national roadways as way to get rid of the ice/snow cover. Here are some points to remember that are covered in the video: Salt lowers the freezing point of water.  There is a limit. It only works well from temperatures between

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