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Innovation in Spectroscopy Could Improve Greenhouse Gas Detection
Release Date: 05/14/2013

Detecting greenhouse gases in the atmosphere could soon become far easier with the help of an innovative technique* developed by a team at the … more

New Guide Details Steps from A-to-Z for Preserving Biological Evidence
Release Date: 04/30/2013

A new handbook by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice (NIJ) … more

Webcast Planned for June Workshop on Lyme Disease Measurement
Release Date: 04/17/2013

Getting Lyme disease may be easy—the tick-transmitted illness is the most common vector-borne disease in the United States—but accurately … more

NFI Publishes White Paper on Trends, Challenges and Strategy in Forensic Science
Release Date: 04/09/2013

The role of forensic science throughout the world is changing due to recent technological development. Whereas forensic science has traditionally … more

NIST Guides Seek Interoperability for Automated Fingerprint ID Systems
Release Date: 03/20/2013

A new set of publications from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) could make it easier, faster, and most importantly, more … more

Progress in MRI Contrast Agents
Release Date: 03/05/2013

At the center of the cylinder is a microcapillary tube used to study single-particle measurement capability in magnetic contrast agents for MRI. … more

New Player in Electron Field Emitter Technology Makes for Better Imaging and Communications
Release Date: 03/05/2013

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland, College Park, have built a practical, … more

Temp-Controlled 'Nanopores' May Allow Detailed Blood Analysis
Release Date: 03/05/2013

Tiny biomolecular chambers called nanopores that can be selectively heated may help doctors diagnose disease more effectively if recent research … more

Save the Date for the free Emerging Trends in Synthetic Drugs Workshop
Release Date: 02/11/2013

On April 30 - May 1, 2013, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Drug Enforcement Administration will host a free … more

Non-Human Cell Line Authentication
Release Date: 01/25/2013

Many journals now require cell line authentication prior to publication of research results. Are you ready? How are you authenticating your … more

DNA and Quantum Dots: All That Glitters is Not Gold
Release Date: 01/24/2013

A team of researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has shown that by bringing gold nanoparticles close to the dots … more

NIST Biometric Workshop Studies Voice, Dental, Oral Standards
Release Date: 01/14/2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will host a workshop to discuss proposed supplements to the biometric data format … more

NIST Patent Could Give 'Lab on a Chip' Technology Long Shelf Life
Release Date: 01/08/2013

Having blood drawn and analyzed to diagnose disease is a process that can take a few days, but what if your doctor could perform this analysis in … more

Forensics@NIST 2012 Webcast Now Available
Release Date: 01/07/2013

On November 28 -30, 2012, NIST hosted the Forensics@NIST symposium at its Gaithersburg, Maryland campus. The symposium featured three days of … more

Save the Date for DNA Analyst Training on Mixture Interpretation
Release Date: 01/07/2013

On Friday, April 12, 2013, NIST will host a free, one-day workshop on interpreting forensic DNA mixtures in casework. Participants may attend this … more

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