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Explaining Interactions between Light, Heat, and Charge Carriers in Silicon Photonic Microresonators
Release Date: 03/27/2014

In an article appearing in the March 28th issue of Physical Review Letters , researchers from Northwestern University   working with researchers … more

NIST Gives Astronomers a Better Ruler in the Search for Extrasolar Planets
Release Date: 03/26/2014

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have rejuvenated a technique for finding planets near distant stars.* New … more

Looking Inside: Assessing the Chemical Composition of a Metal-Organic Framework with Nanoscale Resolution
Release Date: 03/11/2014

Mixed-linker metal–organic frameworks were characterized using photothermal induced resonance (PTIR), a novel technique that combines the lateral … more

NIST Forensic Science Efforts Take Center Stage in Seattle
Release Date: 03/05/2014

A half dozen of the NIST Forensic Science Planning Committee members: (standing, left to right) John Paul Jones II, Richard Cavanagh, … more

'How Well Did You Sequence that Genome?' NIST, Consortium Partners Have Answer
Release Date: 02/25/2014

In December 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first high-throughput DNA sequencer (also known commonly as a "gene … more

NIST Microanalysis Technique Makes the Most of Small Nanoparticle Samples
Release Date: 02/24/2014

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have demonstrated that they … more

New NIST Method Evaluates Response to Oxidation in Live Cells
Release Date: 02/11/2014

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new method for accurately measuring a key process … more

NIST Presents an Infrastructure Plan to Strengthen Forensic Science Committees
Release Date: 02/07/2014

NIST forensic science experts presented a plan for a new Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) at the first meeting of the National … more

New Precision for Neutron Lifetime Measurements
Release Date: 02/03/2014

A team of PML scientists and collaborators* has achieved a five-fold reduction in the dominant uncertainty in an experiment that measured the mean … more

U.S. Departments of Justice and Commerce Name Experts to First-Ever National Commission on Forensic Science
Release Date: 01/10/2014

DOJ Contact: Office of Public Affairs, 202-514-2007 The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of … more

NIST Researchers Develop a Novel Approach for the Measurement of a Crucial DNA Repair Enzyme in Human Cells
Release Date: 01/07/2014

NIST researchers,  in collaboration with researchers at the National Institute on Aging, NIH, recently reported a novel approach for identifying … more

A New NIST Online Database: The NIST Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Structure Index
Release Date: 01/06/2014

  Recently, a new website containing a wealth of information on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) was made publicly available by NIST. PAHs … more

31,558,149,764 Milliseconds in Review: NIST in 2013
Release Date: 12/17/2013

Milestones on the way to quantum computing. A landmark study of how communities can better prepare for tornadoes. Publication of a draft … more

New NIST Tests Explore Safety of Nanotubes in Modern Plastics Over Time
Release Date: 12/17/2013

Exposed to intense ultraviolet light and high temperatures, samples of epoxy containing multiwalled carbon nanotubes deteriorated. Exposure tended … more

NIST Programs for Undergraduates, Teachers, Precision Measurements Announced
Release Date: 12/17/2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is advertising available grants in a pair of programs aimed at undergraduate students … more

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