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Obtaining high confidence field detection, identification, and quantification of microbial samples remains a challenge. Since 9/11 and the … more
Metrology and Standards for Canine Olfactory Detection of Explosives
As part of a multi-year interagency agreement between the Office of Standards of the Department of Homeland Security and NIST, NIST is developing … more
There is ongoing interest in utilizing DNA typing methods for biometric purposes. Forensic DNA typing using STR markers has been performed in the … more
Nanoplasmonics and Three-Dimensional Plasmonic Metamaterials
Metamaterials are tailor-made photonic composites--combinations of materials designed to achieve optical properties not seen in nature. The … more
Given the vast amount of existing international definitions that cover most, if not all, of the terms used in Biotechnology, the main work of … more
Micro- and Nanoelectromechanical Systems
Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) are integrated devices with critical applications in sensing, timing, signal processing, and biomedical … more
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Department of Justice and National Institute of Standards and Technology Name Two Experts as New Members of National Commission on Forensic Science
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