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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

JILA Scientists Create First Dense Gas of Ultracold 'Polar' Molecules
Release Date: 09/18/2008

Scientists at JILA, a joint institute of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado at Boulder … more

NIST and Partners Identify Tiny Gold Clusters as Top-Notch Catalysts
Release Date: 09/16/2008

For most of us, gold is only valuable if we possess it in large-sized pieces. However, the "bigger is better" rule isn't the case for those … more

Oxygen Data is a Best Seller for Atmospheric Research
Release Date: 08/19/2008

The paper currently holding the top spot for most downloaded paper in the Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy is the densely titled “Experimental … 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

A Molecular 'Salve' to Sooth Surface Stresses
Release Date: 05/28/2008

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have shown for the first time that a single layer of molecular “salve” … more

‘Nanodrop’ Test Tubes Created with a Flip of a Switch
Release Date: 04/15/2008

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a new device that creates nanodroplet “test tubes” for … more

NIST, Army Researchers Pave the Way for Anthrax Spore Standards
Release Date: 04/15/2008

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the U.S. Army Dugway (Utah) Proving Ground have developed reliable … more

Chemists Measure Copper Levels in Zinc Oxide Nanowires
Release Date: 02/19/2008

Chemists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have been the first to measure significant amounts of copper incorporated … 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

NIST Physicist Honored for Measuring Forces between Ultra-cool Atoms
Release Date: 10/25/2007

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has named NIST physicist Paul D. Lett as one of its new fellows. AAAS cites Lett … more

New SRM Allows Accurate Accounting of Forensic DNA
Release Date: 10/25/2007

Thanks to the polymerase chain reaction (PCR), a method for making multiple copies of DNA fragments, even tiny bits of biological evidence (in the … 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

DNA Sieve: Nanoscale Pores Can Be Tiny Analysis Labs
Release Date: 05/10/2007

Imagine being able to rapidly identify tiny biological molecules such as DNA and toxins using less than a drop of salt water in a system that can … more

108 Local Residents Earn Commerce Department, NIST Awards
Release Date: 12/22/2006

The U.S. Department of Commerce recently presented 37 local area staff members of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) … more

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