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Researchers Find Organic Pollutants Not Factor in Turtle Tumor Disease
Release Date: 07/15/2014

For nearly four decades, scientists have suspected that persistent organic pollutants (POPs) contributed to a green turtle's susceptibility to the … more

New Spectrometry Standard for Handheld Chemical Detectors Aids First Responders
Release Date: 10/24/2013

When it comes to detectors for dangerous chemicals, toxins or nefarious germs, smaller and faster is better. But size and speed must still allow … more

Innovation in Spectroscopy Could Improve Greenhouse Gas Detection
Release Date: 05/14/2013

Detecting greenhouse gases in the atmosphere could soon become far easier with the help of an innovative technique* developed by a team at the … more

Forensics@NIST 2012 Webcast Now Available
Release Date: 01/07/2013

On November 28 -30, 2012, NIST hosted the Forensics@NIST symposium at its Gaithersburg, Maryland campus. The symposium featured three days of … 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

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/UMass Study Finds Evidence Nanoparticles May Increase Plant DNA Damage
Release Date: 04/17/2012

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass) have provided the … 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

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

Silver Cycle: New Evidence for Natural Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles
Release Date: 05/10/2011

Nanoparticles of silver are being found increasingly in the environment—and in environmental science laboratories. Because they have a variety of … more

Silver Cycle: New Evidence for Natural Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles
Release Date: 05/10/2011

Test line 5 on 3/17/2013 10:54 PM by yyao. Nanoparticles of silver are being found increasingly in the environment—and in environmental science … 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

NIST Technique Controls Sizes of Nanoparticle Clusters for EHS Studies
Release Date: 02/02/2011

The same properties that make engineered nanoparticles attractive for numerous applications—small as a virus, biologically and environmentally … more

Eggs Show Arctic Mercury Cycling May Be Linked to Ice Cover
Release Date: 01/19/2011

An international research team working with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) scientists at the Hollings Marine Laboratory … more

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