The winner of our BATAK wall challenge is Frank Barker! With an AMAZING score of 96, Frank was the clear winner of the challenge, with second place going to Emile Shaffu (80) and third to Tim Freeman (74).
For his exceptional efforts, Frank will receive two tickets for the British Grand Prix 2014!
Thank you to all who participated in the BATAK wall challenge – we were very impressed with just how many people gave it a go!
We had an exceptional day at the Lab Innovations Exhibition and trust you did too.
What an excellent time at the Lab Innovations Exhibition 2013!
Thank you to ALL who participated in our BATAK wall challenge – we were very impressed with just how many of you gave it a go, with many coming back for more!
We know that those who played the wall are eager to find out just who won the challenge – but hang fire – our winner of the two tickets to the British Grand Prix 2014 is to be officially announced on Monday.
Aneesha has joined Kinetica’s Medical team as a Senior Recruitment Consultant, and is focussing on commercial roles in the Critical Care and Imaging markets.
To speak to Aneesha about a career in these markets, call 0113 261 71 81 or connect with Aneesha on LinkedIn – http://linkd.in/1dH6lqd
Also, if you are a recent graduate or an experienced Recruiter, then please get in touch with us! We are always seeking new talent to join our ever-expanding company. To be considered to join our team at Kinetica, email your CV to email@example.com now!
‘There aren’t enough hours in the day’ and ‘I don’t have enough time’ are phrases which are being more commonly used.
We understand that many of you are stuck for time, which is why we have adapted our website to be mobile and tablet friendly, so you can search for your perfect scientific or medical job role on the go.
You can access all Kinetica’s information and current job vacancies from your mobile or tablet during your commute to work, your lunch hour, or at home on an evening!
With our website now mobile friendly, it is now even easier to search and apply for your perfect job role on the move. With a wealth of scientific and medical vacancies and new roles being constantly added, you are sure to find your ideal job with Kinetica.
Lab Innovations is an exciting event for the entire laboratory industry. The show provides a forum for manufacturers, suppliers and distributors alike gather and do business.
Our team at Kinetica are exhibiting at the show, and are there to offer our recruitment solutions – whether you are seeking a new role or on the lookout for new staff!
Not only are we exhibiting our recruitment expertise, but we are also inviting you to take part in the Batak Challenge we have available, for a chance to win an iPad Mini!
The Batak Challenge is a reaction game that will test your hand to eye co-ordination, reaction, fitness and memory to the limit. With very high scores are available – it is no surprise that Formula 1 drivers, such as Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button have both been world record holders with scores in excess of 110!
We are exhibiting at stand C3 on both Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th of November at NEC, Birmingham, and look forward to seeing you there!
The Periodic Table has served chemistry students since 1869, when it was created by Dmitri Mendeleev, a professor at the University of St. Petersburg.
With a publisher’s deadline looming, Mendeleev didn’t have time to describe all 63 then-known elements. So he turned to a data set of atomic weights meticulously gathered by others.
To determine those weights, scientists had passed currents through various solutions to break them up into their constituent atoms. Responding to a battery’s polarity, the atoms of one element would go one way, the atoms of another, a different way. The atoms were collected in separate containers and then weighed.
From this process, chemists determined relative weights, which were all Mendeleev needed to establish a useful ranking.
Fond of card games, he wrote the weight for each element on a separate index card and sorted them as in solitaire. Elements with similar properties formed a “suit” that he placed in columns ordered by ascending atomic weight.
Now he had a new Periodic Law (“elements arranged according to the value of their atomic weights present a clear periodicity of properties”) that described one pattern for all 63 elements.
Where Mendeleev’s table had blank spaces, he correctly predicted the weights and chemical behaviours of some missing elements-gallium, scandium and germanium.
But when argon was discovered in 1894, it didn’t fit into any of Mendeleev’s columns, so he denied its existence, just as he did for helium, neon, krypton, xenon, and radon!
In 1902 he acknowledged he had not anticipated the existence of these overlooked, incredibly unreactive elements the noble gases – which now constitute the entire eighth group of the table.
Atomic love: take a modern periodic table, cut out the complicated middle columns, and fold it once along the middle of the Group 4 elements. The groups that kiss have complementary electron structures and will combine with each other!
Following on from our blog post back in August, which briefly detailed the use of microbiology to eradicate potential future food shortages, scientists at Maastricht University in the Netherlands have developed methods to grow muscle tissue and form it to resemble a burger!
The culinary creation, referred to as ‘cultured beef’, is formed using the harvested stem cells of a living cow. The cells are then fed which leads them to multiply by millions, and over a period of time, the cells are formed in to strips – although over 20,000 are required to make just ONE cultured burger! To enhance the flavour and texture, beet juice and breadcrumbs were added to the finished product.
The purpose of the experiment was to create meat without the use of animals, as raising livestock requires the use of land, the harvesting of crops to feed them, and the animals also produce methane which contributes to global warming.
Don’t rush to the nearest supermarket JUST yet, as the cost of this experiment totalled at over $300,000!
With the global population estimated at 9 billion by 2050, this experiment is an important advance for the future population who are expected to struggle with providing food for such a massive number of mouths!
With rumours circulating of snowfall in October, imagine the ability to control the weather. Once considered impossible, this could potentially be a reality in coming years!
Swiss researchers have used technology to promote cloud formation which could allow for rainfall far out at sea or over uninhibited land.
A conference at the World Meteorological Organisation is to be held to discuss ultra-short lasers as a promising tool for weather modulation and climate studies.
Weather experts are to discuss whether launching the lasers into the atmosphere could control lightning and also assist in cloud production and rainfall. Researchers have begun testing the equipment outside, by firing short pulses of laser light at the sky.