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Chemistry

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NIST Awards Funding for Educational Programs on a Circular Economy to Reduce Plastic Waste

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To Remove CO2 From the Atmosphere, Imagine the Possibilities

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Four NIST Reference Materials Help Authenticate Shrimp and Salmon

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