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Among Apes, Teeth Are Made for the Toughest Times
Release Date: 12/15/2009

The teeth of some apes are formed primarily to handle the most stressful times when food is scarce, according to new research* performed at the … more

Synthetic Cells Shed Biological Insights While Delivering Battery Power
Release Date: 10/20/2009

Trying to understand the complex workings of a biological cell by teasing out the function of every molecule within it is a daunting task. But by … 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

NIST Scientists Study How to Stack the Deck for Organic Solar Power
Release Date: 07/28/2009

A new class of economically viable solar power cells - cheap, flexible and easy to make - has come a step closer to reality as a result of recent … more

New NIST Video Highlights Postdoctoral Fellowships in Materials Science
Release Date: 07/28/2009

Every year, the Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory (MSEL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology appoints 10 to 15 new … more

Unexpectedly Long-Range Effects in Advanced Magnetic Devices
Release Date: 06/30/2009

A tiny grid pattern has led materials scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Institute of Solid State … more

NIST Finds 'A Touch of Glass' in Metal, Settles Century-Old Question
Release Date: 06/16/2009

Better predictions of how many valuable materials behave under stress could be on the way from the National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

NIST Hosts Two International Materials Research Meetings in June
Release Date: 06/02/2009

For the materials research community, all roads will lead to the Gaithersburg, Md., headquarters of the National Institute of Standards and … more

NIST Study Finds a Decade of High-Payoff, High-Throughput Research
Release Date: 05/20/2009

In its first decade of work, a research effort at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to develop novel and improved … more

Vise Squad: Putting the Squeeze on a Crystal Leads to Novel Electronics
Release Date: 05/05/2009

A clever materials science technique that uses a silicon crystal as a sort of nanoscale vise to squeeze another crystal into a more useful shape … more

Senator Gillibrand Visits Brookhaven National Laboratory
Release Date: 05/04/2009

U.S. Senator for New York Kirsten Gillibrand paid a first-time visit to Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). On April 17, 2009 she was accompanied … more

Discovery of an Unexpected Boost for Solar Water-Splitting Cells
Release Date: 04/21/2009

Scanning electron microscope image of typical titania nanotubes for a photocatalytic cell to produce hydrogen gas from water. Nanotubes average … more

Nano Changes Rise to Macro Importance in a Key Electronics Material
Release Date: 04/07/2009

By combining the results of a number of powerful techniques for studying material structure at the nanoscale, a team of researchers from the … more

New Reference Material Supports Improved Quality Control for Polymers Industry
Release Date: 03/10/2009

NIST polymer reference materials (a variety of polyethelene materials are shown) are used in the calibration and performance evaluation of … more

Probing and Controlling ‘Molecular Rattling’ May Mean Better Preservatives
Release Date: 02/24/2009

Preservatives like sugar surround and protect complex molecules (foreground), but varying degrees of movement within the preservative - symbolized … more

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