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It’s All in How You Look at Things.

  We’ve all seen, or at least heard of, the 100-year-old optical illusion of the duck/rabbit photo. The premise is simple, different people see a duck first, some see a rabbit, while still others can see both.   This proves that everybody views the world a little differently, in everything from philosophy to everyday objects. What… Read More

The Microbes Lurking at The Fitness Center

  From editor: Casey Oliver, guest blogger and one of our valued customers, proves that microbes can lurk anywhere – including the gym. Casey ran DSA tests (LuminUltra’s Deposit & Surface Analysis) on the equipment at her local gym and the results are interesting. Turns out that sweaty people handling equipment is an ideal breeding… Read More

California’s Water Woes

  The ongoing drought in California has been making news now for several years. State officials have been scrambling to find ways to use less and recover more water. It hasn’t been an easy job. People are still flocking to California to live and key industries, like agriculture, need huge amounts of water to sustain… Read More

[DNA Report] What’s Living in “Bourbon Gumbo” Street Water?

  From editor: Have you ever been to Bourbon Street in New Orleans? While at WEFTEC16, Microbe Detectives – one of LuminUltra’s strategic partners – decided to check it out. Along with great food and music, Bourbon street offers up another delicacy often referred to as “Bourbon Gumbo”, or street gutter water.  Microbe Detectives could… Read More

Microbial Monitoring – a Hot Topic at Canadian National Conference on Drinking Water

  Access to clean and plentiful drinking water is important to each of us. The Canadian National Conference on Drinking Water, taking place October 16-18 in Ottawa, brings together top researchers to share innovative ideas about drinking water sustainability and solutions to common water issues from across Canada and around the world. Microbial monitoring in… Read More

The World’s Diminishing Clean Water Supply

  The world is running out of fresh water. It would be easy to believe that statement if you read the news even occasionally. Droughts seem like a regular occurrence. Just by scanning through recent events, we see Los Angeles and the rest of California struggling to overcome a years-long drought that’s seriously affected agriculture… Read More

A Summer of Slime

  This summer it seemed like water quality issues were everywhere in the news. Take one of New Brunswick’s most popular tourist destinations, Parlee Beach, for example. When most people think about Parlee Beach, the annual seaside concert or maybe lifeguard skills competitions probably come to mind. This year however, stories about those events shared… Read More

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