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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

Body of Evidence: New Fast, Reliable Method to Detect Gravesoil
Release Date: 07/21/2010

Nothing against bloodhounds, but finding bodies buried by someone who wanted them to stay undiscovered can be difficult. However a new technique … more

NIST Team Advances in Translating Language of Nanopores
Release Date: 06/23/2010

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) scientists have moved a step closer to developing the means for a rapid diagnostic blood … more

Liposome-Hydrogel Hybrids: No Toil, No Trouble for Stronger Bubbles
Release Date: 06/09/2010

People have been combining materials to bring forth the best properties of both ever since copper and tin were merged to start the Bronze Age. In … more

NDE Methods for Evaluating Ancient Coins Could be Worth Their Weight in Gold
Release Date: 05/25/2010

Demonstrating that chemistry sometimes can inform history, researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Colorado … more

NIST to Sponsor Greenhouse Gas Emissions Workshop
Release Date: 05/25/2010

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is sponsoring a workshop on June 2 and 3 to discuss technical barriers to our ability to … more

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