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Is Your Microrobot Up for the (NIST) Challenge?
Release Date: 10/27/2009

The scientists and engineers who introduced the world to tiny robots demonstrating soccer skills are creating the next level of friendly … more

Is Your Microrobot Up for the (NIST) Challenge?
Release Date: 10/20/2009

The scientists and engineers who introduced the world to tiny robots demonstrating soccer skills are creating the next level of friendly … more

New NIST Nano-Ruler Sets Some Very Small Marks
Release Date: 09/22/2009

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a new ruler, and even for an organization that routinely deals in … more

Diamonds May Be the Ultimate MRI Probe, Say Quantum Physicists
Release Date: 09/22/2009

Diamonds, it has long been said, are a girl's best friend. But a research team including a physicist from the National Institute of Standards and … more

Therapeutic Nanoparticles Give New Meaning to Sugar-Coating Medicine
Release Date: 09/22/2009

A research team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) studying sugar-coated nanoparticles for use as a possible cancer … more

New Nanochemistry Technique Encases Single Molecules in Microdroplets
Release Date: 09/22/2009

The NIST "on-demand" single-molecule drop dispenser: Water flows through a microfluidic channel, roughly 35 microns wide, and enters a narrow … more

Multi-Laboratory Study Sizes Up Nanoparticle Sizing
Release Date: 08/11/2009

As a result of a major inter-laboratory study, the standards body ASTM International has been able to update its guidelines for a commonly used … more

NIST Researchers 'All Aglow' Over New Test of Toxin Strength
Release Date: 06/16/2009

A new National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) assay using a "glow or no glow" technique may soon help the U.S. Department of … more

Graphene Yields Secrets to Its Extraordinary Properties
Release Date: 05/20/2009

Drawing represents a probe scanning and mapping the atomic contours of graphene, a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb-like … 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

World’s First Nanofluidic Device with Complex 3-D Surfaces Built
Release Date: 04/07/2009

(A) Schematic of the NIST-Cornell nanofluidic device with complex 3-D surfaces. Each "step" of the "staircase" seen on the side marks a different … more

NIST-Cornell Team Builds World's First Nanofluidic Device with Complex 3-D Surfaces -- Chamber Separates Nanoparticles Like a 'Coin Sorter'
Release Date: 03/31/2009

(A) Schematic of the NIST-Cornell nanofluidic device with complex 3-D surfaces. Each "step" of the "staircase" seen on the side marks a different … more

Making a Point: Picoscale Stability in a Room-Temperature AFM
Release Date: 03/24/2009

Forget dancing angels, a research team from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado (CU) has … more

April Workshop Takes Aim at Obstacles to Nanotech Energy Technologies
Release Date: 03/10/2009

Most processes governing the generation, conversion, and transport of energy occur at the nanoscale. Exploring the new measurement and materials’ … more

Nanotechnologists Gain Powerful New Materials Probe
Release Date: 02/24/2009

Top view of the MACS multiaxis detector system (seen before being enclosed in shielding material). With more neutrons striking the sample and more … more

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