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NIST ‘How-To’ Website Documents Procedures for Nano-EHS Research and Testing
Release Date: 06/30/2015

As engineered nanomaterials increasingly find their way into commercial products, researchers who study the potential environmental or health … more

Global Cities Expo to Showcase ‘Internet of Things’ Apps, June 1
Release Date: 05/20/2015

The community of the future will solve problems using machines linked and coordinated by Internet-style networks. For a glimpse of this exciting … more

NIST 2015 SBIR Grants to Fund Research in Manufacturing, Clean Energy, Cybersecurity and Bioscience
Release Date: 03/11/2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is offering to fund research projects … more

NIST Drafts Plug-and-Pay Standards
Release Date: 02/12/2015

Photos: Ted Bohn, Argonne National Laboratory Plug-in electric vehicles make up a growing share of the nation’s rolling stock and are prompting … more

Supercomputer Simulations Yield Method for Predicting Behavior of New Concrete Formulas
Release Date: 01/21/2015

Just because concrete is the most widely used building material in human history doesn’t mean it can’t be improved. A recent study conducted by … more

Mountaintop Sensor Finds High Methane over LA
Release Date: 01/14/2015

From NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory , Jan. 13, 2015 A study using two years of observations from a novel mountaintop instrument finds that Los … more

NISTAR Radiometer Scheduled to Fly
Release Date: 12/02/2014

The NISTAR instrument prior to mounting on the DSCOVR spacecraft. The NIST Advanced Radiometer (NISTAR), mothballed for more than a decade, is … more

Helping VIIRS See Clearly
Release Date: 11/24/2014

Satellite observation has revolutionized our understanding of terrestrial conditions and climate dynamics. But the measurement science is … more

Ocean Color Standard Developed
Release Date: 11/24/2014

Testing the spectral properties of the tile. Image: Joaquim Goes/NOAA. The world's oceans face multiple threats, and fisheries, marine biologists, … 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

NIST Megacities Carbon Project Named 'Project to Watch' by United Nations
Release Date: 09/15/2014

A greenhouse gas field measurement research program developed by scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and … more

Polonium's Most Stable Isotope Gets Revised Half-Life Measurement
Release Date: 09/09/2014

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have determined* that polonium-209, the longest-lived isotope of this … more

EUV calibration for solar studies
Release Date: 08/25/2014

Rob Vest at the section of the EUV beam line where the degradation-free spectrometers were calibrated. Image: Sean Kelley/NIST Thanks to precision … more

Scale Model Smokestack
Release Date: 08/15/2014

Construction is nearly complete on one of the world's more unusual precision measurement facilities: A 50 meter horizontal smokestack located on … more

NIST 'Global City Teams Challenge' to Create Smart Cities
Release Date: 08/05/2014

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and several partners today are kicking off the year-long … more

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