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NIST Tool Will Help Military Vehicles Fight Fires Using Less Harmful Chemicals

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NIST Study Will Help Labs Distinguish Between Hemp and Marijuana

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JILA’s Electric ‘Knob’ Tunes Chemical Reaction Rates in Quantum Gas

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