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End of an Era: NIST to Cease Calibrating Mercury Thermometers
Release Date: 02/02/2011

Beginning March 1, 2011, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will no longer provide calibration services for mercury … more

Eggs Show Arctic Mercury Cycling May Be Linked to Ice Cover
Release Date: 01/19/2011

An international research team working with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) scientists at the Hollings Marine Laboratory … more

JILA Unveils Improved 'Molecular Fingerprinting' for Trace Gas Detection
Release Date: 10/13/2010

Scientists at JILA and collaborators have demonstrated an improved laser-based "molecular fingerprinting" technique that picks out traces of key … more

NIST Researcher Wins Presidential Award for Green Innovation
Release Date: 10/13/2010

NIST researcher Barbara Lippiatt (left) received the 2010 GreenGov Presidential Award for her work on a software tool that measures the … more

The Perfect Nanocube: Precise Control of Size, Shape, and Composition
Release Date: 08/31/2010

With growing interest in using nanoparticles for everything from antibacterial socks to medical imaging to electronic devices, the need to … more

NIST to Sponsor Greenhouse Gas Emissions Workshop
Release Date: 05/25/2010

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is sponsoring a workshop on June 2 and 3 to discuss technical barriers to our ability to … more

NIST, NASA Launch Joint Effort to Develop New Climate Satellites
Release Date: 03/02/2010

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have launched a joint … more

Marine Lab Hunts Subtle Clues to Environmental Threats to Blue Crabs
Release Date: 01/26/2010

The Atlantic blue crab, Callinectes sapidus , long prized as a savory meal at a summer party or seafood restaurant, is a multi-million dollar … more

The White Stuff: Marine Lab Team Seeks to Understand Coral Bleaching
Release Date: 10/20/2009

With technology similar to that used by physicians to perform magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, researchers from six institutions--including … more

New NIST Database on Gas Hydrates to Aid Energy and Climate Research
Release Date: 10/06/2009

NIST has created an on-line database of physical properties of gas hydrates, strange, naturally occuring materials that look like water ice but … more

Showcase - Bio-imaging Technologies (9/2009)
Release Date: 10/06/2009

A TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND FEDERAL MARKETPLACE EVENT TEDCO, NIST and NIH Present Bio-imaging Technologies For Commercial Adoption On Tuesday, … more

Research Measures Movement of Nanomaterials in Simple Model Food Chain
Release Date: 06/10/2008

New research* shows that while engineered nanomaterials can be transferred up the lowest levels of the food chain from single-cell organisms to … more

Turtle Studies Suggest Health Risks from Environmental Contaminants
Release Date: 02/19/2008

The same chemicals that keep food from sticking to our frying pans and stains from setting in our carpets are damaging the livers and impairing … more

International Biofuels Effort Seeks Fewer Barriers, More Trade
Release Date: 02/05/2008

On Feb. 1, 2008, the governments of the United States, Brazil and the European Union (EU)—the world’s major producers of biofuels—released an … more

Showcase - Focus on Microfluidics
Release Date: 10/12/2007

A TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND FEDERAL MARKETPLACE EVENT NIST Presents Its Microfluidics Technologies For Commercial Adoption On Tuesday, October 9, … more

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