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Toxic Algal Blooms in Their True Colors
Release Date: 08/26/2016

Explosive growth of cyanobacteria, also called blue-green algae, is nothing new. In fact, such cyanobacteria probably produced the original oxygen … more

Perfluorinated Compounds Found in African Crocodiles, American Alligators
Release Date: 08/25/2016

American alligators and South African crocodiles populate waterways a third of the globe apart, and yet both have detectable levels of long-lived … more

NIST Standard Story: For Laboratory Use Only
Release Date: 08/15/2016

NIST scientists have thoroughly measured and characterized more than 1,300 physical products, NIST Standard Reference Materials ®, to help people … more

Summer 2016 MML Director's Message
Release Date: 08/15/2016

" A Message from the MML Director" appears in each edition of Material Matters , the quarterly magazine of NIST's Material Measurement Lab. This … more

NIST Reveals Valuable Fundamentals of a Stacked, Cracked Jack of All Trades
Release Date: 07/22/2016

There is a crack in everything, Leonard Cohen sang; that’s how the light gets in. Now a team led by scientists from the National Institute of … more

Toward Real-Time Measurements for Real-Time Decision Making
Release Date: 07/12/2016

Greenhouse gases (GHGs) stream out of power plants, seep out of landfills, flow from vehicle traffic and rise from commercial buildings and homes. … more

Joint OSAC FSSB and NIST Statement on ASTM E2329-14
Release Date: 07/05/2016

On Jan. 11, 2016, the OSAC Forensic Science Standards Board (FSSB) voted to elevate ASTM Standard E2329-14 “Standard Practice for Identification … more

Department of Justice and National Institute of Standards and Technology Name Two Experts as New Members of National Commission on Forensic Science
Release Date: 06/16/2016

DOJ Contact: Office of Public Affairs, 202-514-2007 WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Commerce’s National … more

Right Size + Right Chemistry = Right Stuff for Plastics Manufacturing
Release Date: 05/19/2016

Plastic manufacturing is an energy-intensive process. Now, research performed in part at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) … more

JILA Extends Laser ‘Combing’ Method to Identify Large, Complex Molecules
Release Date: 05/04/2016

BOULDER, Colo. – JILA physicists have extended the capability of their powerful laser “combing” technique to identify the structures of large, … more

Public Safety Data Analytics Roadmap
Release Date: 04/19/2016

In a press release issued today , the Department of Commerce announced the release of the Public Safety Analytics R&D Roadmap , developed by … more

NIST Releases 2015 Department of Commerce Technology Transfer Report
Release Date: 04/18/2016

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released the Department of Commerce's (DOC) 2015 Technology Transfer Report . The … more

Newly Patented NIST Technique Creates Precisely Sized Nanocontainers Useful for Drug Delivery
Release Date: 04/07/2016

What if doctors could deliver anti-cancer drugs directly to tumors without making patients sick? Bringing this dream of targeted drug delivery … more

For Rechargeable Batteries That Crush the Competition, Crush This Material
Release Date: 04/01/2016

By chemically modifying and pulverizing a promising group of compounds, scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) … more

NIST Statement on ASTM E2329-14
Release Date: 03/17/2016

Since 2013, NIST has partnered with the U.S. Department of Justice to establish improved, more scientifically rigorous methods for collecting, … more


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