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Nanotube-Infused Clothing May Protect Against Chemical Weapons
Release Date: 05/06/2014

Nerve agents are among the world's most feared chemical weapons, but scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have … more

NIST Helps Cancer Treatment Drugs Get Past Their Sticking Point
Release Date: 04/22/2014

Potentially valuable drugs slowed down by sticky molecules may get another shot at success. Joint research by the National Institute of Standards … more

NIST Seeks Applicants to Join Forensic Science Committees
Release Date: 04/22/2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is accepting applications from members of the forensic science, criminal justice and … more

Excimer Neutron Detection
Release Date: 04/15/2014

In a truly scintillating set of experiments, scientists at NIST and the University of Maryland have demonstrated that a process called excimer* … more

NIST's Simple Microfluidic Devices Now Have Valves
Release Date: 04/02/2014

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have added yet another innovation—miniature valves—to their ever-growing … more

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

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