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New Math Technique Improves Atomic Property Predictions to Historic Accuracy
Release Date: 06/25/2014

[This article was revised on July 23, 2014, to clarify the relationship between the work reported here and the related problem of calculating … more

NIST Analytic Technique Offers Arson Investigators Faster, More Accurate Results
Release Date: 06/17/2014

A research group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has demonstrated a new method for detecting ignitable liquids that … more

NIST to Establish New Centers of Excellence for Work in Forensics, Disaster Resilience
Release Date: 06/13/2014

Officials at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have announced plans to establish two new research Centers of Excellence to … more

Snowballs to Soot: The Clumping Density of Many Things Seems to Be a Standard
Release Date: 06/10/2014

Particles of soot floating through the air and comets hurtling through space have at least one thing in common: 0.36. That, reports a research … more

Thermal Conductivity of MoS2
Release Date: 05/21/2014

Angela Hight Walker of PML’s Semiconductor and Dimensional Metrology Division and colleagues have succeeded in measuring a previously unknown but … more

From Separation to Transformation: Metal-Organic Framework Shows New Talent
Release Date: 05/20/2014

This gift from science just keeps on giving. Measurements taken at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) show why a material … more

Capillary Device Significantly Improves Manufacture of Quality Liposomes
Release Date: 05/20/2014

When the English author Sir Francis Bacon wrote "The world's a bubble" in 1629, it's a safe bet he wasn't thinking about microfluidics. However, … more

Nanotube-Infused Clothing May Protect Against Chemical Weapons
Release Date: 05/06/2014

Nerve agents are among the world's most feared chemical weapons, but scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have … more

NIST Helps Cancer Treatment Drugs Get Past Their Sticking Point
Release Date: 04/22/2014

Potentially valuable drugs slowed down by sticky molecules may get another shot at success. Joint research by the National Institute of Standards … more

NIST Seeks Applicants to Join Forensic Science Committees
Release Date: 04/22/2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is accepting applications from members of the forensic science, criminal justice and … more

Excimer Neutron Detection
Release Date: 04/15/2014

In a truly scintillating set of experiments, scientists at NIST and the University of Maryland have demonstrated that a process called excimer* … more

NIST's Simple Microfluidic Devices Now Have Valves
Release Date: 04/02/2014

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have added yet another innovation—miniature valves—to their ever-growing … more

Explaining Interactions between Light, Heat, and Charge Carriers in Silicon Photonic Microresonators
Release Date: 03/27/2014

In an article appearing in the March 28th issue of Physical Review Letters , researchers from Northwestern University   working with researchers … more

NIST Gives Astronomers a Better Ruler in the Search for Extrasolar Planets
Release Date: 03/26/2014

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have rejuvenated a technique for finding planets near distant stars.* New … more

Looking Inside: Assessing the Chemical Composition of a Metal-Organic Framework with Nanoscale Resolution
Release Date: 03/11/2014

Mixed-linker metal–organic frameworks were characterized using photothermal induced resonance (PTIR), a novel technique that combines the lateral … more

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