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NIST Microanalysis Technique Makes the Most of Small Nanoparticle Samples
Release Date: 02/24/2014

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have demonstrated that they … more

New NIST Method Evaluates Response to Oxidation in Live Cells
Release Date: 02/11/2014

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new method for accurately measuring a key process … more

NIST Presents an Infrastructure Plan to Strengthen Forensic Science Committees
Release Date: 02/07/2014

NIST forensic science experts presented a plan for a new Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) at the first meeting of the National … more

New Precision for Neutron Lifetime Measurements
Release Date: 02/03/2014

A team of PML scientists and collaborators* has achieved a five-fold reduction in the dominant uncertainty in an experiment that measured the mean … more

U.S. Departments of Justice and Commerce Name Experts to First-Ever National Commission on Forensic Science
Release Date: 01/10/2014

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

NIST Researchers Develop a Novel Approach for the Measurement of a Crucial DNA Repair Enzyme in Human Cells
Release Date: 01/07/2014

NIST researchers,  in collaboration with researchers at the National Institute on Aging, NIH, recently reported a novel approach for identifying … more

A New NIST Online Database: The NIST Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Structure Index
Release Date: 01/06/2014

  Recently, a new website containing a wealth of information on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) was made publicly available by NIST. PAHs … more

31,558,149,764 Milliseconds in Review: NIST in 2013
Release Date: 12/17/2013

Milestones on the way to quantum computing. A landmark study of how communities can better prepare for tornadoes. Publication of a draft … more

New NIST Tests Explore Safety of Nanotubes in Modern Plastics Over Time
Release Date: 12/17/2013

Exposed to intense ultraviolet light and high temperatures, samples of epoxy containing multiwalled carbon nanotubes deteriorated. Exposure tended … more

NIST Programs for Undergraduates, Teachers, Precision Measurements Announced
Release Date: 12/17/2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is advertising available grants in a pair of programs aimed at undergraduate students … more

Nanowire Atom Probe Results
Release Date: 12/11/2013

Left: Colorized image shows the manipulator probe used to place a nanowire (blue) into a hole drilled in the mounting post (green). Right: The … more

NIST Scientists Contribute to Nobel Peace Prize Winning Efforts on Chemical Weapons Detection
Release Date: 11/05/2013

Innovative chemical weapons detection technologies developed by scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have … more

New Spectrometry Standard for Handheld Chemical Detectors Aids First Responders
Release Date: 10/24/2013

When it comes to detectors for dangerous chemicals, toxins or nefarious germs, smaller and faster is better. But size and speed must still allow … more

Allan Harvey Elected ASME Fellow
Release Date: 10/22/2013

Allan Harvey, a chemical engineer in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Material Measurement Laboratory, has been elected … more

NIST Nose a Hit When They Smell It: A New Generation of Odor-Releasing Materials for Training Dogs
Release Date: 09/17/2013

Traditionally, the training of bomb-sniffing dogs has been a hazardous job, but newly developed odor-releasing materials could take the risk out … more

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