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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

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

Turning a Nuclear Spotlight on Illegal Weapons Material
Release Date: 10/26/2006

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have demonstrated that they can … more

New Reference Materials Support Industrial Zeolites
Release Date: 09/14/2006

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued three new reference materials to support researchers studying the properties … more

New Web Database Improves Access to Ionic Liquid Data
Release Date: 08/17/2006

Chemical engineers and others designing "green" industrial processes using new ionic liquid solvents now have an important new resource, an … more

‘Micro-boxes’ of Water Used to Study Single Molecules
Release Date: 07/20/2006

Prodded by optical tweezers, two "hydrosomes" move together and fuse to mix their contents, in an experiment using water droplets as minuscule … more

Neuronal Cell Cultures Kept on the Straight and Narrow
Release Date: 05/25/2006

An improved technique for culturing cells, developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), may enable new, fundamental … 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

Low-Cost Microfluidics Can Be a Sticky Problem
Release Date: 05/12/2006

A deceptively simple approach to bonding thermoplastic microchannel plates together with solvent could be used for low-cost, high-volume … more

New Enhancements Upgrade NIST Mass Spectra Library
Release Date: 12/22/2005

After three years of development, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a major upgrade of the widely used … more

NIST Workshop to Help Industry Meet New EU Regulations
Release Date: 08/10/2005

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will host a workshop this coming October to assist U.S. manufacturers and their supply … more

Flame Retardant Exposure Linked to House Dust
Release Date: 12/29/2004

Common house dust may be an important source of a potentially dangerous class of chemicals called polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), … more

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