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U.S. Commerce Department Gives Small Businesses $3.2 Million for Innovation Research
Release Date: 09/04/2015

The U.S. Commerce Department today announced that 20 small businesses will receive $3.2 million in grants to spur American innovation and … more

Who, What, WHEN: Determining the Age of Fingerprints
Release Date: 08/24/2015

Watch the imprint of a tire track in soft mud, and it will slowly blur, the ridges of the pattern gradually flowing into the valleys. Researchers … more

OSAC Launches Monthly Newsletter
Release Date: 08/13/2015

The Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science (OSAC) is launching a monthly newsletter to communicate OSAC program status, … 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

U.S. Departments of Justice and Commerce Name Six Experts as New Members of National Commission on Forensic Science
Release Date: 08/06/2015

DOJ Contact:  Office of Public Affairs, 202-514-2007  The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National … 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

NIST to Host First App Challenge to Improve Data Access
Release Date: 07/27/2015

Researchers looking for information on the properties of methane at high temperatures or the isotopic composition of an element know they can rely … more

NIST Shows Organic Solar Industry Something New Under the Sun
Release Date: 07/16/2015

Hunting for the best material from which to build organic solar cells can be like seeking the proverbial haystack needle, but now scientists at … more

The Incredible Shrinking ESR Machine
Release Date: 07/14/2015

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have come up with a way to shrink a research instrument generally … more

White House Fact Sheet: Administration Cybersecurity Efforts 2015
Release Date: 07/09/2015

The White House fact sheet on cybersecurity highlights five NIST efforts to improve the nation’s cybersecurity: The National Cybersecurity Center … more

White House Fact Sheet: Convening Manufacturing Leaders to Strengthen the Innovative Capabilities of the U.S. Supply Chain, including Small Manufacturers
Release Date: 07/09/2015

Today the White House released a fact sheet on manufacturing that highlights efforts of NIST’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership.  … 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

Energy Savings Performance Contract Protects Environment—and Saves Taxpayers up to $7 million
Release Date: 07/06/2015

On June 30, 2015, the Census Bureau’s National Processing Center in Jeffersonville, Indiana awarded a $120 million Energy Savings Performance … more

A Call for Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenges
Release Date: 06/18/2015

NIST is a participant in the National Nanotechnology Initiative. Electron microscope tomograph shows a 3D view (~300 nm on a side) of a gridwork … 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

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