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Displaying news from July 01, 2014 To September 30, 2014

Enhanced NIST Instrument Enables High-speed Chemical Imaging of Tissues
Release Date: July 22, 2014

A research team from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), working with the Cleveland Clinic, has demonstrated a dramatically improved technique for analyzing biological cells … more

'Comb on a Chip' Powers New NIST/Caltech Atomic Clock Design
Release Date: July 22, 2014

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have demonstrated a new design for an atomic clock that is based on a … more

Airport Backscatter Scanner Reexamined
Release Date: July 21, 2014

The system’s scanning capabilities are illustrated on a phantom, a life-size dummy made of tissue-equivalent plastic, meaning it absorbs, transmits, and scatters x rays in a similar way to … more

NIST Shows Ultrasonically Propelled Nanorods Spin Dizzyingly Fast
Release Date: July 21, 2014

Vibrate a solution of rod-shaped metal nanoparticles in water with ultrasound and they'll spin around their long axes like tiny drill bits. Why? No one yet knows exactly. But researchers at the … more

Fill ‘er Up: NIST Develops Prototype Meter Test for Hydrogen Refueling Stations
Release Date: July 21, 2014

To support the fair sale of gaseous hydrogen as a vehicle fuel, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a prototype field test standard to test the … more

Overseers Board Chair Promotes Baldrige Program before House Committee on Veterans' Affairs
Release Date: July 17, 2014

Dr. Rulon Stacey, chair of the Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, spoke of the value of the Baldrige approach to performance improvement Wednesday before the House … more

NIST Names Members of Forensic Science Resource Committees
Release Date: July 16, 2014

 An initiative to strengthen and bring uniformity to forensic science standards took another step forward today as the National Institute of Standards and Technology appointed 35 new members to the … more

NIST Webinar to Cover Validation of Forensic DNA Testing Technologies
Release Date: July 16, 2014

 Forensic DNA analysts and other interested stakeholders are invited to participate in a free NIST webinar on validation concepts and resources on Aug. 6, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., ET. In … more

Learn Using the Latest Baldrige Education Case Study
Release Date: July 16, 2014

The Baldrige Program is often asked for examples of how organizations use the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence to improve—whether the organization wants to improve just one area, a … more

Researchers Find Organic Pollutants Not Factor in Turtle Tumor Disease
Release Date: July 15, 2014

For nearly four decades, scientists have suspected that persistent organic pollutants (POPs) contributed to a green turtle's susceptibility to the virus that causes fibropapilomatosis (FP), a … more

Digital Crime-Fighters Face Technical Challenges with Cloud Computing
Release Date: July 14, 2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued for public review and comment a draft report summarizing 65 challenges that cloud computing poses to forensics investigators who … more

NIST Advisory Group Releases Report on Cryptography Expertise and Standards Process
Release Date: July 14, 2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)'s primary external advisory board today released a report calling for the agency to increase its staff of cryptography experts and … more

New NIST Web Tool Makes Working with Glycan Sugars a Lot Sweeter
Release Date: July 11, 2014

When researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) need a special tool to do their work more effectively, they often prove that necessity is truly the mother of … more

Manipulating Magnetic Field Effects in Organic Semiconductors
Release Date: July 10, 2014

Illustration of bias voltage controlled magnetoresistance enabled in an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) structure (bottom) due to the charge trapping induced by the insertion of SAM … more

NIST Announces Competition for Community Resilience Center of Excellence
Release Date: July 9, 2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced a competition to create a Community Resilience Center of Excellence dedicated to collaborative, interdisciplinary research … more

The Vivid Realism of 3D Functions, Right There on Your Browser
Release Date: July 1, 2014

A classic online mathematical reference offered by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) now features a better way for users to view its most complicated … more

Seeing Your True Colors: Standards for Hyperspectral Imaging
Release Date: July 1, 2014

Today, doctors who really want to see if a wound is healing have to do a biopsy or some other invasive technique that, besides injuring an already injured patient, can really only offer information … more

New NIST Metamaterial Gives Light a One-Way Ticket
Release Date: July 1, 2014

The light-warping structures known as metamaterials have a new trick in their ever-expanding repertoire. Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have built a … more

NIST Names Members to First Forensic Science Standards Board
Release Date: July 1, 2014

Forensic firearms and toolmarks: Members of the new Forensic Science Standards Board will coordinate development of consensus standards by committees dedicated to various forensic science … more

Supreme Court Cites NIST Mobile Forensics Guide in Ruling on Cell Phone Searches
Release Date: July 1, 2014

As digital technology transforms 21st century life, questions about privacy rights abound. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on one such question in late June: if you are arrested, can the police search … more

NIST Test House Exceeds Goal; Ends Year with Energy to Spare
Release Date: July 1, 2014

The net-zero energy test house at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in suburban Washington, D.C., not only absorbed winter's best shot, it came out on top, reaching its … more

New York Area Disaster Resilience Workshop Set for July 30, 2014
Release Date: July 1, 2014

The second in a series of regional workshops devoted to developing a community-centric "disaster resilience framework" to minimize the impacts of hazards and quickly restore vital functions and … more