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Adding efficiency to general lab equipment

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Science  29 Apr 2016:
Vol. 352, Issue 6285, pp. 614-616
DOI: 10.1126/science.352.6285.614

Summary

Sometimes the latest equipment in a laboratory, say a next-generation sequencer, grabs lots of attention, but it's the workhorses—centrifuges, hoods, freezers, incubators, and more—that keep experiments and workflows moving. These general lab tools often determine how smoothly andcost effectively a lab runs. In large part, the results can be measured in one word—efficiency. In this case, efficiency means saving energy and time.