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Release Date: 11/20/2015

How, precisely, does disease begin and progress in a single cell? To fully understand such processes on the smallest scales, scientists need a way … more

SPS Interns Get the NIST Experience
Release Date: 09/17/2015

  Front row: SPS interns Veronica Martinez-Vargas (left) and Teresa Turmanian. Back row: Robert Brown (left), CEO of the American Institute of … more

NIST Posts 5-Year Strategic Plan for Measurement Research and Services in Materials, Chemical and Biological Sciences
Release Date: 08/13/2015

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have mapped out a plan for the NIST Material Measurement Laboratory, the … more

New Shellfish Reference Material Will Help Monitor Oceans’ Radioactive Contamination
Release Date: 08/04/2015

A new reference material that will help laboratories accurately measure radioactive contamination in seawater is now available from the National … more

Not Schrödinger’s Cat: NIST PET Phantoms Bring New Accuracy to Medical Scans
Release Date: 07/28/2015

Teaming with a medical equipment company, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated the first … more

NIST Seeks Comments on Plan to Simplify Access to Its Research Data and Publications
Release Date: 07/08/2015

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) generate data and author publications that lead to advances in diverse … more

Ultra-stable JILA Microscopy Technique Tracks Tiny Objects for Hours
Release Date: 06/30/2015

JILA researchers have designed a microscope instrument so stable that it can accurately measure the 3D movement of individual molecules over many … more

NIST ‘How-To’ Website Documents Procedures for Nano-EHS Research and Testing
Release Date: 06/30/2015

As engineered nanomaterials increasingly find their way into commercial products, researchers who study the potential environmental or health … more

NIST Group Maps Distribution of Carbon Nanotubes in Composite Materials
Release Date: 06/29/2015

Despite their small size and simple structure, carbon nanotubes—essentially sheets of graphene rolled up into straws—have all sorts of potentially … more

Gates Foundation Rep Visits PML Vaccine Transport Lab
Release Date: 06/26/2015

PML’s Michal Chojnacky (left) giving a tour of her vaccine thermometry lab to the Gates Foundation’s Stephen Hadley. This month, a representative … more

To Give Cancer a Deadly Fever, NIST Explores Better Nanoparticle Design
Release Date: 06/16/2015

Heat may be the key to killing certain types of cancer, and new research from a team including National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

Keynote Speakers Announced for the International Symposium on Forensic Science Error Management
Release Date: 06/09/2015

  #NISTForensics We are pleased to introduce our two keynote speakers for the first-ever International Symposium on Forensic Science Error … more

Calibration for Micro-Flows
Release Date: 05/27/2015

Bench setup of the prototype system, with weigh scale at left and micro-flow meters in center. Click on image for captions. Many medical … more

‘Measuring Stick’ Standard for Gene Sequencing Now Available from NIST
Release Date: 05/21/2015

The world’s first reference material to help ensure laboratories accurately “map” DNA for genetic testing, medical diagnoses and future customized … more

Why Firefighters Get Steam Burns: Exploratory Study Underway
Release Date: 04/27/2015

The humidity test chamber used in the experiments. Fabric swatches are bolted to a sample box which houses a humidity and temperature sensor, and … more


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