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NIST Nanofluidic 'Multi-tool' Separates and Sizes Nanoparticles
Release Date: 08/03/2010

A wrench or a screwdriver of a single size is useful for some jobs, but for a more complicated project, you need a set of tools of different … more

Body of Evidence: New Fast, Reliable Method to Detect Gravesoil
Release Date: 07/21/2010

Nothing against bloodhounds, but finding bodies buried by someone who wanted them to stay undiscovered can be difficult. However a new technique … more

NIST Team Advances in Translating Language of Nanopores
Release Date: 06/23/2010

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) scientists have moved a step closer to developing the means for a rapid diagnostic blood … more

Liposome-Hydrogel Hybrids: No Toil, No Trouble for Stronger Bubbles
Release Date: 06/09/2010

People have been combining materials to bring forth the best properties of both ever since copper and tin were merged to start the Bronze Age. In … more

NDE Methods for Evaluating Ancient Coins Could be Worth Their Weight in Gold
Release Date: 05/25/2010

Demonstrating that chemistry sometimes can inform history, researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Colorado … more

NIST to Sponsor Greenhouse Gas Emissions Workshop
Release Date: 05/25/2010

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is sponsoring a workshop on June 2 and 3 to discuss technical barriers to our ability to … more

It's Electrifying: JILA Scientists Use Electric Fields to Control Chemical Reactions of Ultracold Molecules
Release Date: 04/28/2010

BOULDER, Colo. - Physicists at JILA have demonstrated a new tool for controlling ultracold gases and ultracold chemistry: electric fields. … more

Lollipops and Ice Fishing: Molecular Rulers Used to Probe Nanopores
Release Date: 04/27/2010

Using a pair of exotic techniques including a molecular-scale version of ice fishing, a team of researchers working at the National Institute of … more

NIST, Maryland Researchers COMMAND a Better Class of Liposomes
Release Date: 04/27/2010

Pop a bubble while washing the dishes and you're likely to release a few drops of water trapped when the soapy sphere formed. A few years ago, … more

NIST Scientists Address ‘Wrinkles’ in Transparent Film Development
Release Date: 03/30/2010

A closer look at a promising nanotube coating that might one day improve solar cells has turned up a few unexpected wrinkles, according to new … more

NIST, NASA Launch Joint Effort to Develop New Climate Satellites
Release Date: 03/02/2010

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have launched a joint … more

Seeing the Quantum in Chemistry: JILA Scientists Control Chemical Reactions of Ultracold Molecules
Release Date: 02/11/2010

Physicists at JILA have for the first time observed chemical reactions near absolute zero, demonstrating that chemistry is possible at ultralow … more

Proper Vaccine Refrigeration Vital to Putting Disease on Ice
Release Date: 01/26/2010

According to a NIST study, vaccines that have not been removed from their packaging (most often a cardboard box), retain their temperature longer … more

Novel NIST Connector Uses Magnets for Leak-Free Microfluidic Devices
Release Date: 11/17/2009

Like other users of microfluidic systems, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researcher Javier Atencia was faced with an … more

‘No Muss, No Fuss’ Miniaturized Analysis for Complex Samples Developed
Release Date: 11/17/2009

The goal of an integrated, miniaturized laboratory analysis system, also known as a "lab-on-a-chip," is simple: sample in, answer out. However, … more

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