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New NIST Trace Explosives Standard Slated for Homeland Security Duty
Release Date: 09/08/2009

SRM 2905, Trace Particulate Explosive Simulants, consists of four different test substances designed to simulate trace residues of C-4 plastic … more

NIST Calculations May Improve Temperature Measures for Microfluidics
Release Date: 09/08/2009

If you wanted to know if your child had a fever or be certain that the roast in the oven was thoroughly cooked, you would, of course, use a … more

Prototype NIST Method Detects and Measures Elusive Hazards
Release Date: 09/08/2009

A chemist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has demonstrated a relatively simple, inexpensive method for detecting and … more

With Three New Reference Materials, NIST Gets the Dirt on Soil
Release Date: 08/25/2009

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued three new certified reference materials for soil. Intended for use as … more

Newly Improved NIST Reference Material Targets Infant Formula Analysis
Release Date: 08/25/2009

Chemists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have issued a new certified reference material--a standardized sample backed … more

‘Microfluidic Palette’ May Paint Clearer Picture of Biological Processes
Release Date: 07/28/2009

(Top) The NIST microfluidic palette. The mixing area is the pin-sized chamber bordered by three holes in the center of the top layer. (Bottom) For … more

NIST Releases Vitamin D Standard Reference Material
Release Date: 07/14/2009

Responding to concerns about the quality and accuracy of methods used by testing laboratories to measure levels of vitamin D in the body, … more

NIST Issues Human Milk and Blood Serum SRMs for Contaminant Measurements
Release Date: 06/30/2009

Responding to scientists' need to measure organic contaminants in human body fluids, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has … more

Workshop to Aim for Security, Accessibility in Future Voting Systems
Release Date: 06/30/2009

Creating voting machines that are both trustworthy and easy to use is the goal of the End-to-End Voting Systems Workshop, which should interest … more

Genetically Engineered Mice Yield Clues to ‘Knocking Out’ Cancer
Release Date: 06/30/2009

Deleting two genes in mice responsible for repairing DNA strands damaged by oxidation leads to several types of tumors, providing additional … more

NIST Seeks Proposals for $20 Million Program to Create Measurement Science and Engineering Fellowships
Release Date: 06/16/2009

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced that it is establishing a financial assistance program to help selected … more

NIST Researchers 'All Aglow' Over New Test of Toxin Strength
Release Date: 06/16/2009

A new National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) assay using a "glow or no glow" technique may soon help the U.S. Department of … more

Long-Sought Protein Structure May Help Reveal How 'Gene Switch' Works
Release Date: 02/10/2009

The bacterium behind one of mankind’s deadliest scourges, tuberculosis, is helping researchers at the National Institute of Standards and … more

Long-Sought Protein Structure May Help Reveal How ‘Gene Switch’ Works -- NIST, Brookhaven Researchers Use Tuberculosis Bacteria to End 25-Year Quest
Release Date: 02/06/2009

GAITHERSBURG, Md.—The bacterium behind one of mankind's deadliest scourges, tuberculosis, is helping researchers at the Commerce Department's … more

Super Sensitive Gas Detector Goes Down the Nanotubes
Release Date: 01/13/2009

When cells are under stress, they blow off steam by releasing minute amounts of nitrogen oxides and other toxic gases. In a recent paper,* … more

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