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SF6 Shows Promise as Mercury Substitute
Release Date: 05/27/2016

PML's Weston Tew with the new triple-point cel more

New Chip-Based Sensor Finds Power in Versatility
Release Date: 04/26/2016

Prototype Deconstructed: PML's John Lehman holds a circular wafer full of chips, each of which features a carbon nanotube-coated "lollipop." When … more

NIST Could Help Keep Sequestered Carbon From Blowin’ in the Wind
Release Date: 04/20/2016

Capturing carbon dioxide gas and storing it underground is a promising strategy for reducing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Scientists at the … more

Characterizing Hyperspectral Imagers
Release Date: 02/24/2016

  Hyperspectral imaging collects many individual images of a scene, each taken within a different narrow wavelength band. The result is a "data … more

How Refreshing: NIST’s Natural Air Standards Support Accurate Greenhouse Gas Measurements
Release Date: 02/19/2016

When it comes to tallying emissions of greenhouse gases, there is no better substitute than directly measuring the atmosphere. But this important … more

Robot Adds New Twist to NIST Antenna Measurements and Calibrations
Release Date: 11/30/2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been pioneering antenna measurement methods for decades, but a new robot may be the … more

Smokestack Turbulence
Release Date: 11/23/2015

Society is increasingly concerned about exactly how much carbon dioxide and other pollutants are coming out of smokestacks. But current … more

Tracking the Solar Spectrum
Release Date: 10/22/2015

It may seem hard to believe, but we still don’t know nearly enough about sunlight. Although people have been splitting the sun’s rays into a … more

New Shellfish Reference Material Will Help Monitor Oceans’ Radioactive Contamination
Release Date: 08/04/2015

A new reference material that will help laboratories accurately measure radioactive contamination in seawater is now available from the National … more

NIST Seeks Comments on Plan to Simplify Access to Its Research Data and Publications
Release Date: 07/08/2015

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) generate data and author publications that lead to advances in diverse … more

NIST ‘How-To’ Website Documents Procedures for Nano-EHS Research and Testing
Release Date: 06/30/2015

As engineered nanomaterials increasingly find their way into commercial products, researchers who study the potential environmental or health … more

Global Cities Expo to Showcase ‘Internet of Things’ Apps, June 1
Release Date: 05/20/2015

The community of the future will solve problems using machines linked and coordinated by Internet-style networks. For a glimpse of this exciting … more

NIST 2015 SBIR Grants to Fund Research in Manufacturing, Clean Energy, Cybersecurity and Bioscience
Release Date: 03/11/2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is offering to fund research projects … more

NIST Drafts Plug-and-Pay Standards
Release Date: 02/12/2015

Photos: Ted Bohn, Argonne National Laboratory Plug-in electric vehicles make up a growing share of the nation’s rolling stock and are prompting … more

Supercomputer Simulations Yield Method for Predicting Behavior of New Concrete Formulas
Release Date: 01/21/2015

Just because concrete is the most widely used building material in human history doesn’t mean it can’t be improved. A recent study conducted by … more

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