New Science is dedicated to mitigating risks and safeguarding innovation. Progress is an unstoppable, transformative force. New technologies, product advances and globalization are arriving one on top of another at a dizzying pace. Innovation makes us more efficient, more productive and more connected. But there is a cost, and that cost is risk.

Through a variety of approaches, UL is creating new and important ways to make the world safer. We call this New Science.

Elements of New Science

NEW FUNDAMENTAL DISCOVERIES

Ideas or essential insights that substantially advance knowledge in a specific field and can be leveraged to transform how people or organizations operate within that field. Click on the articles below to see examples of this.

NEW TESTING METHODOLOGIES & EQUIPMENT

NEW PROCEDURES

NEW SOFTWARE

Digital tools, computational modeling techniques and databases that provide significantly enhanced capabilities. Innovative software makes novel testing, analysis or benchmarking methodologies possible. These selected articles demonstrate examples of this.

NEW STANDARDS

Benchmarks that detail the requirements used for standards against which safety certification is based. Evolving technologies and advancements can impact the need for revisions to existing standards or new ones. Read how in the articles below.

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