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NIST Tunes 'Metasurface' with Fluid in New Concept for Sensing and Chemistry
Release Date: 06/07/2011

Like an opera singer hitting a note that shatters a glass, a signal at a particular resonant frequency can concentrate energy in a material and … more

The Secret Behind NIST's New Gas Detector? Chirp Before Sniffing
Release Date: 05/10/2011

Trace gas detection, the ability to detect a scant quantity of a particular molecule—a whiff of formaldehyde or a hint of acetone—in a vast sea of … more

Microreactors: Small Scale Chemistry Could Lead to Big Improvements for Biodegradable Polymers
Release Date: 03/30/2011

Using a small block of aluminum with a tiny groove carved in it, a team of researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

Growing Nanowires Horizontally Yields New Benefit: 'Nano-LEDs'
Release Date: 09/28/2010

While refining their novel method for making nanoscale wires, chemists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) discovered an … more

It's Electrifying: JILA Scientists Use Electric Fields to Control Chemical Reactions of Ultracold Molecules
Release Date: 04/28/2010

BOULDER, Colo. - Physicists at JILA have demonstrated a new tool for controlling ultracold gases and ultracold chemistry: electric fields. … 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

Proper Vaccine Refrigeration Vital to Putting Disease on Ice
Release Date: 01/26/2010

According to a NIST study, vaccines that have not been removed from their packaging (most often a cardboard box), retain their temperature longer … more

Prototype NIST Method Detects and Measures Elusive Hazards
Release Date: 09/08/2009

A chemist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has demonstrated a relatively simple, inexpensive method for detecting and … more

Super Sensitive Gas Detector Goes Down the Nanotubes
Release Date: 01/13/2009

When cells are under stress, they blow off steam by releasing minute amounts of nitrogen oxides and other toxic gases. In a recent paper,* … more

Moths with a Nose for Learning
Release Date: 10/01/2008

Much like Pavlov conditioned his dog to salivate in anticipation of food when a bell rang, insects can be trained to perform certain behaviors … more

NIST Posts Online Database of Cryogenic Materials Properties
Release Date: 11/08/2007

In response to numerous inquiries from academia, industry, and other government labs, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) … more

Showcase - Focus on Microfluidics
Release Date: 10/12/2007

A TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND FEDERAL MARKETPLACE EVENT NIST Presents Its Microfluidics Technologies For Commercial Adoption On Tuesday, October 9, … more

New Web-based System Leads to Better, More Timely Data
Release Date: 10/26/2006

After two years of work, an innovative project using Web-based technologies to speed researcher access to a large body of new scientific data has … more

Still More Accurate After All These Years
Release Date: 05/25/2006

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed an improved method for measuring basic properties of … more

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