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Graphene Materials in the Flatland
Start Date: 07/26/2011

Image 1 credit: Courtesy of U. Montan / Images 2 & 3 provided by speaker   The 2-dimensional material called graphene remained undiscovered … more

The Avogadro Project A 25 Year Quest
Start Date: 05/20/2011

The Avogadro constant is an important input parameter for the international effort to redefine the kilogram on the basis of a fundamental physical … more

NIST's New Science and Engineering Research Tool DLMF
Start Date: 05/13/2011

Mathematics is the universal language of science and engineering but has yet to develop a universally-accepted method of presentation on the World … more

The Polyvalent Gold Nanoparticle Conjugate Material Synthesis, Biodiagnostics, and Intracellular Gene Regulations
Start Date: 04/29/2011

Over the past decade we have developed methods for modifying nanoparticles with oligonucleotides and explored how they can be used as designer … more

Diagnostics for Bone Disease Taking the High Road or the Low Road to Standardization
Start Date: 04/08/2011

Each year the incidence of osteoporosis-related fractures in women is greater than the incidence of heart attacks, strokes, and breast cancer … more

Recombinant Proteins in Milk A Bioreactor That Eats Hay
Start Date: 03/25/2011

The mammary gland has exceptional capacity for secretion.  To harness this ability, a milk specific promoter is used to direct expression of … more

Big Data, New Physics and Geospatial Super-Food
Start Date: 03/11/2011

As large collections of data come together, some very exciting and somewhat unexpected things happen.  As data grow, the quality of predictions … more

Biomarkers & Personalized Medicine Research and Diagnostics
Start Date: 02/25/2011

SomaLogic is working to find biomarkers for human disease (in blood or other matrices) and to quantify thousands of proteins at a time using small … more

Complexity and Chaos in Medieval Cartography
Start Date: 02/11/2011

The source of the peculiar accuracy of certain medieval maps known as Portolan charts has been a mystery that has stumped scholars for hundreds of … more

Quantum Money
Start Date: 01/21/2011

Money, either in the form of bills or information on a computer, should be impossible to copy and also should be verifiable as good money when … more

Is Smell a Quantum Phenomenon?
Start Date: 01/07/2011

Our sense of smell is extraordinarily good at molecular recognition: we can identify tens of thousands of odorants unerringly over a wide … more

Why Climate Science Doesn't Unite Us But Energy Technology Does
Start Date: 12/17/2010

Climate science was supposed to unite peoples across ideological and national boundaries. Instead, America's two political parties are more … more

Breeding and Building Molecules To Spy on Cells and Tumors
Start Date: 12/10/2010

To circumvent the limited spatial resolution of fluorescent protein imaging, we are developing genetically encoded tags for electron microscopy … more

NBS and the Laser On the 50th Anniversary of the Laser
Start Date: 12/03/2010

When the first laser was demonstrated fifty years ago, it was seen mostly as a solution in search of a problem. As lasers were further developed, … more

Mood Disorders and Creativity
Start Date: 11/05/2010

A possible link between madness and genius is one of the oldest and most persistent of cultural notions; it is also one of the most controversial. … more

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