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Why Firefighters Get Steam Burns: Exploratory Study Underway
Release Date: 04/27/2015

The humidity test chamber used in the experiments. Fabric swatches are bolted to a sample box which houses a humidity and temperature sensor, and … more

NIST Gets New Angle on X-Ray Measurements
Release Date: 03/09/2015

Criminal justice, cosmology and computer manufacturing may not look to have much in common, but these and many other disparate fields all depend … more

New Imaging Technique Finds Formation of Aluminum Alloys to Blame for Next-Gen Battery Failures
Release Date: 03/03/2015

Researchers working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the University of Maryland, and Sandia National Laboratories, … more

New NIST Reference Material Provides a Silver Lining for NanoEHS Research
Release Date: 03/03/2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a new silver nanoparticle reference material to support researchers studying … more

Public-Private Sector Partners Launch $2 Million Open Innovation Challenge to Find Advanced Energy Absorbing Materials
Release Date: 01/29/2015

NFL, GE & Under Armour collaborate with U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on Head Health … more

Hybrid Memory Device for Superconducting Computing
Release Date: 01/23/2015

A team of NIST scientists has devised and demonstrated a novel nanoscale memory technology for superconducting computing that could hasten the … 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

Liquids and Glasses Relax, Too. But Not Like You Thought.
Release Date: 01/15/2015

A new insight into the fundamental mechanics of the movement of molecules recently published* by researchers at the National Institute of … more

NIST Sensor Could Improve One of Nano Research’s Most Useful Microscopes
Release Date: 12/16/2014

Spotting molecule-sized features—common in computer circuits and nanoscale devices—may become both easier and more accurate with a sensor … more

Progress in Nanowire Arrays
Release Date: 12/02/2014

Scanning electron microscope image of an array of GaN nanowires with a spacing of 800 nm. Defect-free nanowires with diameters in the range of 100 … more

Ensuring Quality: NIST Suggests New Purity Test for Biotech Products
Release Date: 12/02/2014

To avoid contaminating their experiments, biomedical researchers want to know that the scientific products they buy are pure. But how pure does … more

Novel Sodium-Conducting Material Could Improve Rechargeable Batteries
Release Date: 11/04/2014

Rechargeable battery manufacturers may get a jolt from research performed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and several … more

X-ray Detector for Synchrotron Beamlines
Release Date: 10/24/2014

TES detector (at top of device) mounted for use in a beam line. Click on image for enlarged view. Photos: Dan Schmidt/NIST NIST scientists have … more

NIST Offers Electronics Industry Two Ways to Snoop on Self-Organizing Molecules
Release Date: 10/22/2014

A few short years ago, the idea of a practical manufacturing process based on getting molecules to organize themselves in useful nanoscale shapes … more

Strengthening Thin-Film Bonds with Ultrafast Data Collection
Release Date: 10/17/2014

When studying extremely fast reactions in ultrathin materials, two measurements are better than one. A new research tool invented by researchers … more

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