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Solar Cell Technology Opportunities: Looking To a Bright, Sunny Future
Release Date: 04/26/2011

What are the major technology challenges to future growth in the solar-cell industry? Where are the big-bang-for-the-buck R&D investment … more

Ground Broken for New Green Technology and Fire Safety Facilities
Release Date: 03/30/2011

On March 25, 2011, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) held a groundbreaking ceremony at its Gaithersburg, Md., campus for … more

Here Comes the Sun: NIST Radio Station WWVH in Hawaii Adds Solar Power
Release Date: 02/15/2011

The sun is now a significant power source for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) radio station WWVH, which broadcasts time … more

From Hydrogen Fuel Stations to Bean Counters, NIST Weights and Measures Works to Meet Market Needs
Release Date: 08/17/2010

State regulators, meter manufacturers and hydrogen gas producers concerned with developing markets for hydrogen fuel; farmers seeking to more … more

NIST Scientists Address ‘Wrinkles’ in Transparent Film Development
Release Date: 03/30/2010

A closer look at a promising nanotube coating that might one day improve solar cells has turned up a few unexpected wrinkles, according to new … more

Paintable Electronics? NIST Studies Spray-On Manufacturing of Transistors
Release Date: 03/30/2010

A multidisciplinary research team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has found* that an organic semiconductor may be a … more

Layered Graphene Sheets Could Solve Hydrogen Storage Issues
Release Date: 03/16/2010

Graphene--carbon formed into sheets a single atom thick--now appears to be a promising base material for capturing hydrogen, according to recent … more

Future of Hydrogen Fuel Flows Through New NIST Test Facility
Release Date: 02/16/2010

If hydrogen is ever to play a significant role as a clean, everyday energy source, it will need a safe and reliable distribution system. To pave … more

New NIST Method Accelerates Stability Testing of Soy-Based Biofuel
Release Date: 01/13/2009

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed a method to accelerate stability testing of biodiesel fuel made from … more

NIST/CSM Sensor Could Help Avert Pipeline Failures
Release Date: 10/01/2008

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Colorado School of Mines (CSM) have developed a prototype sensor that … more

Improved Reaction Data Heat Up the Biofuels Harvest
Release Date: 08/06/2008

High food prices, concern over dwindling supplies of fossil fuels and the desire for clean, renewable energy have led many to seek ways to make … more

Oxygen Ions for Fuel Cells Get Loose at Low(er) Temperatures
Release Date: 06/24/2008

Seeking to understand a new fuel cell material, a research team working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in … more

NIST Chemists Get Scoop on Crude 'Oil' from Pig Manure
Release Date: 06/10/2008

After a close examination of crude oil made from pig manure, chemists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are certain … more

Improved Ion Mobility Is Key to New Hydrogen Storage Compound
Release Date: 05/13/2008

A materials scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has deciphered the structure of a new class of materials that … more

More Solid than Solid: A Potential Hydrogen-Storage Compound
Release Date: 04/01/2008

One of the key engineering challenges to building a clean, efficient, hydrogen-powered car is how to design the fuel tank. Storing enough raw … more

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