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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

A Quantum Mechanical ‘Tune Up’ for Better Measurement
Release Date: 06/04/2004

By exploiting the weird quantum behavior of atoms, physicists at the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) … more

Commerce’s NIST Receives Valuable Chemical Data from Dow $5 Million Gift to Aid U.S. Chemical Research and Manufacturing
Release Date: 07/31/2003

As part of an effort to improve the quality of chemical information available to U.S. researchers, manufacturers, students and others, Dow … more


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