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New Report Recommends Policies for Improved Preservation of Biological Evidence
Release Date: 04/20/2015

All states should have laws ensuring that criminal justice systems properly handle, store and retain forensic biological evidence, according to a … more

NIST Technique Can Measure Volumes of Key ‘Lab on a Chip’ Components
Release Date: 04/17/2015

Imagine shrinking tubes and beakers—in fact, most of a clinical chemistry lab—down to the size of a credit card. When engineers figured out how to … more

NIST International Symposium Seeks Improved Quality in Forensics
Release Date: 03/20/2015

For decades, research programs at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have made significant contributions to forensic … more

NPSBN Network Parameter Sensitivity Analysis
Release Date: 03/15/2015

Authors: Richard A. Rouil; Antonio Izquierdo Manzanares; Camillo A. Gentile; David W. Griffith; Nada T. Golmie Abstract: The legislation included … more

Double Vision: New NIST Technique Can See Nanoscale 'Tree' and Microscale 'Forest' Simultaneously
Release Date: 03/03/2015

A close-up view of an individual tree won’t tell you much about what’s going on in the forest, or even what’s going on in the tree’s upper … more

NIST Shows Crystal Pattern Mapping Can Recover Obliterated Serial Numbers in Metals
Release Date: 02/11/2015

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a technique for mapping deformation in metals that can … more

Neutron Beams Reveal How Two Potential Pieces of Parkinson's Puzzle Fit
Release Date: 01/29/2015

To understand diseases like Parkinson’s, the tiniest of puzzles may hold big answers. That’s why a team including scientists from the National … more

Liquids and Glasses Relax, Too. But Not Like You Thought.
Release Date: 01/15/2015

A new insight into the fundamental mechanics of the movement of molecules recently published* by researchers at the National Institute of … more

NIST Contributes to Media’s Top Science Stories of 2014
Release Date: 01/07/2015

Cool instruments—literally—made by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) contributed to the media's top science stories of … more

NIST-Funded Researcher Wins Honor for Food Safety Test
Release Date: 12/04/2014

News article courtesy the University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering University of Maryland (UMD) Fischell Department … more

NIST Fires Up Extended Calibration Service for Laser Welding and More
Release Date: 12/02/2014

The new service could be employed to calibrate high-power lasers used for applications such as cutting metals. NIST PML’s Sources and Detectors … more

NIST Study Suggests Light May Be Skewing Lab Tests on Nanoparticles' Health Effects
Release Date: 11/18/2014

Truth shines a light into dark places. But sometimes to find that truth in the first place, it’s better to stay in the dark. That’s what recent … more

Novel Sodium-Conducting Material Could Improve Rechargeable Batteries
Release Date: 11/04/2014

Rechargeable battery manufacturers may get a jolt from research performed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and several … more

NIST 'Combs' the Atmosphere to Measure Greenhouse Gases
Release Date: 10/29/2014

By remotely "combing" the atmosphere with a custom laser-based instrument, researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

Strengthening Thin-Film Bonds with Ultrafast Data Collection
Release Date: 10/17/2014

When studying extremely fast reactions in ultrathin materials, two measurements are better than one. A new research tool invented by researchers … more


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