Last year for April Fools we wrote about the comparative costs of hiring graduate students, postdocs, and lab techs. A pay structure that has always deeply annoyed me. To keep up with the mildly irrelevant LabOnTheCheap April Fools posts, this post is about some numbers near and dear to our hearts: the cheapness of running […]
Last week we saw Holden Lab at Newcastle University start a discussion about using threaded fasteners to secure 3D printed parts. Dr. Robert LeSuer pointed out an extremely thorough discussion on the matter on 3DHubs.com . 3DHubs has an incredible wealth of information on DIY construction, including an amazing cost analysis of 3D printing vs […]
/u/P212121 on Reddit pointed us towards Lab Spend a website where you can enter a catalog number to see what other researchers have paid for the same item. The website does require a registration (that takes a few days) in order to use, and the only catalog numbers it has access to are from information […]
If your applying for grants, or just wondering who is using how much money for what, run some searches on Federal Reporter to understand the current state of American federal science funding.