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Marine Lab Research Tracks Pollutants in Dolphins and Beluga Whales
Release Date: 05/10/2011

Bottlenose dolphins* and beluga whales**, two marine species at or near the top of their respective food webs, accumulate more chemical pollutants … more

The Secret Behind NIST's New Gas Detector? Chirp Before Sniffing
Release Date: 05/10/2011

Trace gas detection, the ability to detect a scant quantity of a particular molecule—a whiff of formaldehyde or a hint of acetone—in a vast sea of … more

Report of Dialogue on Measurements for Complex Fluid Formulation
Release Date: 05/05/2011

On May 3, 2011, the Complex Fluids Group and the Microrheometry Project hosted a meeting with manufacturers (in the United States and United … more

Energy & Fuels highlights NIST paper
Release Date: 04/27/2011

Energy & Fuels highlights NIST paper Energy & Fuels is the premier journal for research in all areas of the chemistry of nonnuclear energy … more

Microreactors: Small Scale Chemistry Could Lead to Big Improvements for Biodegradable Polymers
Release Date: 03/30/2011

Using a small block of aluminum with a tiny groove carved in it, a team of researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

NIST, ASTM Land a One-Two Punch to Fight Explosives Terrorism
Release Date: 03/30/2011

Trace-explosives detectors (TEDs) are an increasingly common sight at airports and on loading docks, and emergency response personnel carry them … more

'A Little Off the Top' Helps NIST Map Cells with Submicrometer Resolution
Release Date: 03/01/2011

To determine if a tissue biopsy reveals the presence of cancer, a histologist often screens for cells with an abnormal appearance or a specific … more

Quartz Crystal Microbalances Enable New Microscale Analytic Technique
Release Date: 11/24/2010

A new chemical analysis technique developed by a research group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) uses the shifting … more

New Guidance for First Responders Collecting Suspected Biothreat Agents
Release Date: 11/24/2010

Suspicious packages and powders have triggered more than 30,000 responses by U.S. law enforcement agencies across the country since 2001. These … more

Seven U.S. Organizations Honored with the 2010 Baldrige National Quality Award
Release Date: 11/23/2010

Three Small Businesses Chosen for the First Time in a Single Year WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke today named seven … more

New NIST Dietary Supplement Reference Materials Could Be 'Berry' Useful
Release Date: 11/09/2010

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers have developed new certified reference materials for measuring amounts of … more

JILA Unveils Improved 'Molecular Fingerprinting' for Trace Gas Detection
Release Date: 10/13/2010

Scientists at JILA and collaborators have demonstrated an improved laser-based "molecular fingerprinting" technique that picks out traces of key … more

Growing Nanowires Horizontally Yields New Benefit: 'Nano-LEDs'
Release Date: 09/28/2010

While refining their novel method for making nanoscale wires, chemists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) discovered an … more

Research Shows Radiometric Dating Still Reliable (Again)
Release Date: 09/14/2010

Recent puzzling observations of tiny variations in nuclear decay rates have led some to question the science of using decay rates to determine the … more

NIST Nanofluidic 'Multi-tool' Separates and Sizes Nanoparticles
Release Date: 08/03/2010

A wrench or a screwdriver of a single size is useful for some jobs, but for a more complicated project, you need a set of tools of different … more

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