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MOBY calibration
Release Date: 04/03/2013

Seen from the base of the MOBY spar, researchers work on the the facility. MOBY is deployed in clear waters about 1200 meters deep, far enough … more

New NIST Screening Method Identifies 1,200 Candidate Refrigerants to Combat Global Warming
Release Date: 09/18/2012

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new computational method for identifying candidate … more

New NIST Reference Material Could Aid Nanomaterial Toxicity Research
Release Date: 09/05/2012

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a new nanoscale reference material for use in a wide range of environmental, … more

Pollutants Could Pose Health Risks for Five Sea Turtle Species
Release Date: 06/27/2012

Researchers at the Hollings Marine Laboratory (HML) and four partner organizations have measured for the first time concentrations of 13 … more

NIST Launches New Website to Educate Industry About Alternatives to Mercury Thermometers
Release Date: 06/12/2012

As part of a larger effort to reduce the amount of mercury, a potent neurotoxin, in the environment, the National Institute of Standards and … more

Report Details Efforts to Improve, Advance Indoor Microbial Sampling
Release Date: 05/29/2012

Humans spend greater than 90 percent of their time indoors, but we're never alone there. Bacteria and viruses, scientists estimate, make up half … more

NIST Releases Gulf of Mexico Crude Oil Reference Material
Release Date: 03/06/2012

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a new certified reference material to support the federal government’s … more

NIST Provides Octagonal Window of Opportunity for Carbon Capture
Release Date: 02/07/2012

Filtering carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, from factory smokestacks is a necessary, but expensive part of many manufacturing processes. However, … more

Improved Characterization of Nanoparticle Clusters for EHS and Biosensors Research
Release Date: 10/25/2011

The tendency of nanoparticles to clump together in solution—"agglomeration"—is of great interest because the size of the clusters plays an … more

Greenhouse Gases: The Measurement Challenge
Release Date: 08/16/2011

The continuing increase in the level of carbon dioxide and other "greenhouse gases" in the Earth's atmosphere has been identified as a cause for … more

NIST 'Catch and Release' Program Could Improve Nanoparticle Safety Assessment
Release Date: 06/07/2011

Depending on whom you ask, nanoparticles are, potentially, either one of the most promising or the most perilous creations of science. These tiny … more

New Software Tool Helps Evaluate Natural Cooling Options for Buildings
Release Date: 05/24/2011

A new, free software tool from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) could prove to be a breath of fresh air for architects … more

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

Travel Hazards: Two Studies Start to Map Pollutant Threats to Turtles
Release Date: 04/26/2011

In a pair of studies—one recently published online* and the other soon-to-be published**— researchers at the Hollings Marine Laboratory (HML), a … more

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