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Released: 11-May-2011 1:10 AM EDT
Marine Lab Tracks Pollutants in Dolphins and Beluga Whales
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Bottlenose dolphins and beluga whales, two marine species at or near the top of their respective food webs, accumulate more chemical pollutants in their bodies when they live and feed in waters near urbanized areas, according to scientists working at the Hollings Marine Laboratory, a government-university collaboration in Charleston, S.C.

Released: 11-May-2011 1:00 AM EDT
Silver Cycle: New Evidence for Natural Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

A NIST study adds an additional wrinkle to concerns over what happens to silver nanoparticles after they are released into the environment: nature may be making silver nanoparticles on its own.

Released: 27-Apr-2011 2:05 PM EDT
NIST Prototypes Framework for Evaluating Sustainability Standards
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

The large number of planet-friendly standards and regulations creates a sometimes-confusing array of options for “going green.” NIST researchers have prototyped a framework to help organizations of all types sort through the welter of choices and evaluate and implement sustainability standards most appropriate for their operations and interests.

Released: 27-Apr-2011 12:00 PM EDT
Understanding How Glasses 'Relax' Provides Some Relief for Manufacturers
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Wesleyan University have used computer simulations to gain basic insights into a fundamental problem in material science related to glass-forming materials, offering a precise mathematical and physical description of the way temperature affects the rate of flow in this broad class of materials—a long-standing goal.

Released: 27-Apr-2011 11:00 AM EDT
NIST Seeks Improved Recovery of Samples from Biohazard Events
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

NIST researchers studied different methods for collecting, extracting and quantifying microbial spores from indoor surfaces to estimate parameters that should be considered in the development of a standard biological sampling protocol.

Released: 27-Apr-2011 10:50 AM EDT
Two Graphene Layers May Be Better Than One
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have shown that the electronic properties of two layers of graphene vary on the nanometer scale.

Released: 27-Apr-2011 10:45 AM EDT
Travel Hazards: Two Studies Start to Map Pollutant Threats to Turtles
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

In a pair of studies, researchers at the Hollings Marine Laboratory report that persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are consistently showing up in the blood and eggs of loggerhead sea turtles, that the turtles accumulate more of the contaminant chemicals the farther they travel up the Atlantic coast, and that the pollutants may pose a threat to the survival of this endangered species.

Released: 27-Apr-2011 10:35 AM EDT
Good Eggs: Nanomagnets are Food for Thought on Computer Memories
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Magnetics researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) colored lots of eggs recently. Bunnies and children might find the eggs a bit small—in fact, too small to see without a microscope. But these "eggcentric" nanomagnets have another practical use, suggesting strategies for making future low-power computer memories.

Released: 14-Apr-2011 11:50 AM EDT
Free Online Tool Aids Decisions on Fire Sprinkler Systems for Homes
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

A new, Web-based "sprinkler use decisioning" tool developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) enables experts and non-experts alike to assess the cost-effectiveness of fire sprinklers for their particular jurisdiction, development, or dwelling.

Released: 14-Apr-2011 11:45 AM EDT
The Heat Is On: NIST Zeroes In On Energy Consumption of Ice Makers
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

In tests of four different refrigerators, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers found that ice makers increased rated energy consumption by 12 to 20 percent, with most of that additional energy cost due to the electric heaters used to release ice from molds.

Released: 14-Apr-2011 10:35 AM EDT
Sharpened Focus: Improving the Numbers, Utility of Medical Imaging
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

A group of radiology specialists from a number of institutions has recently published a pair of papers that Lisa Karam of NIST describes as part of a major effort to turn medical imaging—CT scans, PET scans, MRIs, X rays and the like—into a quantitative research tool, one that produces reliable numbers.

Released: 14-Apr-2011 10:30 AM EDT
New NIST SRM Helps Improve Diagnosis of Huntington's Disease
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

A new Standard Reference Material (SRM) from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will help clinical genetics labs accurately diagnose Huntington’s disease, an inherited degenerative brain disorder that usually begins between ages 35 and 50 and progressively leads to physical impairment, dementia and death.

Released: 2-Mar-2011 5:15 PM EST
Using Artificial, Cell-Like 'Honey Pots' To Entrap Deadly Viruses
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Researchers from NIST and Weill Cornell Mecial College have designed artificial 'protocells' that can lure, entrap and inactivate a class of deadly human viruses--think decoys with teeth.

Released: 2-Feb-2011 3:20 PM EST
NIST Issues Final Version of Full Virtualization Security Guidelines
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

NIST has issued the final version of its recommendations for securely configuring and using full computing virtualization technologies.

Released: 2-Feb-2011 3:20 PM EST
NIST Opens $20 Million Grant Competition for New Scientific Research Facilities
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

NIST has launched a new competition for grants to support the construction of new or expanded scientific research facilities at institutions of higher education and nonprofit scientific research organizations.

Released: 2-Feb-2011 2:30 PM EST
Cloud Computing at NIST: Two New Draft Documents and a Wiki
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

NIST has issued two new draft documents on cloud computing for public comment and set up a new NIST Cloud Computing Collaboration site to enable two-way communication on the topic.

Released: 2-Feb-2011 2:20 PM EST
New TIP Three-Year Plan Outlines Future R&D Grant Directions for NIST
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has posted a “Three-Year Plan” outlining the topics of possible future competitions for R&D funding under the agency’s Technology Innovation Program (TIP).

Released: 2-Feb-2011 2:15 PM EST
End of an Era: NIST to Cease Calibrating Mercury Thermometers
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Beginning March 1, 2011, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will no longer provide calibration services for mercury thermometers.

Released: 2-Feb-2011 1:55 PM EST
NIST Controls Sizes of Nanoparticle Clusters for EHS Studies
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated for the first time a method for producing nanoparticle clusters in a variety of controlled sizes that are stable over time so that their effects on cells can be studied properly.

Released: 20-Jan-2011 9:00 AM EST
Stretching, the Truth: JILA Biophysicists Help Unravel DNA Stretching Mystery
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Using a new experimental test structure, biophysicists at JILA have unraveled part of a 15-year mystery in the mechanics of DNA--just how the molecule manages to suddenly extend to almost twice its normal length.

Released: 20-Jan-2011 9:00 AM EST
NIST Physicist Joseph Stroscio Named Among 2010 AAAS Fellows
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Joseph Stroscio, a physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Released: 20-Jan-2011 9:00 AM EST
New Wave: JILA Develops Efficient Source of Terahertz Radiation
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

JILA researchers have developed a laser-based source of terahertz radiation that is unusually efficient and less prone to damage than similar systems. The technology might be useful in applications such as detecting trace gases or imaging weapons in security screening.

Released: 20-Jan-2011 9:00 AM EST
National Program Office Planned for Online Trusted Identity Strategy
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

At a January 7 forum with Silicon Valley business and academic leaders at Stanford University, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard A. Schmidt announced plans to create a National Program Office to help foster an environment in which sensitive online transactions can be carried out with greater levels of trust.

Released: 20-Jan-2011 9:00 AM EST
Setting Standards: We Want to Hear From You
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

On Jan. 4, President Obama signed the America COMPETES Act, which supports an array of strategies for maintaining America's leadership in science and technology. Among the Act's important provisions is one encouraging the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to expand upon its work with the private sector to develop new standards for a range of vital industries such as emergency communications and tracking, green manufacturing, high performance green building construction, and cloud computing.

Released: 20-Jan-2011 8:50 AM EST
Learn from the Best: 2010 Baldrige Recipients Showcased at Quest Conference
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Quality, innovation and performance excellence will be in full bloom at the 23rd annual Quest for Excellence® Conference. Registration is now open for the April 4-6, 2011, event that will showcase the best practices and lessons learned of the seven 2010 Baldrige Award recipient organizations along with those from past awardees.

Released: 20-Jan-2011 8:00 AM EST
Real-World Graphene Devices May Have a Bumpy Ride
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

New measurements by NIST researchers may affect the design of devices that rely on the high mobility of electrons in graphene--they show that layering graphene on a substrate transforms its bustling speedway into steep hills and valleys that make it harder for electrons to get around.

Released: 20-Jan-2011 8:00 AM EST
NIST Puts a New Twist on the Electron Beam
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

NIST researchers have found a novel, and potentially widely applicable, method to expand the capabilities of conventional transmission electron microscopes by adding a new twist to their electron beams.

Released: 20-Jan-2011 8:00 AM EST
Eggs Show Arctic Mercury Cycling May Be Linked to Ice Cover
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

An international research team working with NIST scientists has suggested for the first time that mercury cycling in the flora and fauna of the Arctic may be linked to the amount of ice cover present.

Released: 20-Jan-2011 8:00 AM EST
NIST Advances Single Photon Management for Quantum Computers
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

The quantum computers of tomorrow might use photons, or particles of light, to move around the data they need to make calculations, but photons are tricky to work with. Two new papers by NIST researchers point to ways to build reliable sources of single photons for use in photon-based quantum computers.

Released: 6-Jan-2011 9:00 AM EST
New Time Widget Puts Accurate Clocks on Web Pages
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

For Web site owners and bloggers, there is a new widget from NIST that will keep your Web pages right on time.

Released: 6-Jan-2011 9:00 AM EST
Three From NIST Elected Fellows of American Physical Society
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Three scientists at NIST were elected as 2010 fellows of the American Physical Society (APS), an honor bestowed upon association members by their peers.

Released: 6-Jan-2011 9:00 AM EST
NIST Work Highlighted as Top Science News of 2010
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

The top science news of 2010, as compiled by several science magazines, includes several stories from NIST.

Released: 6-Jan-2011 9:00 AM EST
Two Publications Recommend Organization-Wide IT Security Risk Management
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Two new draft publications from NIST provide the groundwork for a three-tiered risk-management approach that encompasses computer security risk planning from the highest levels of management to the systems level. The draft documents have been released for public comment.

Released: 6-Jan-2011 9:00 AM EST
IPv6 Guide Provides Path to Secure Deployment of Next-Generation Internet Protocol
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

As the day draws nearer for the world to run out of the unique addresses that allow us to use the Internet researchers at NIST have issued a guide for managers, network engineers, transition teams and others to help them deploy the next generation Internet Protocol (IPv6) securely.

Released: 6-Jan-2011 9:00 AM EST
Extracting Cellular 'Engines' May Aid in Understanding Mitochondrial Diseases
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Medical researchers who crave a means of exploring the genetic culprits behind a host of neuromuscular disorders may have just had their wish granted by a NIST team that has performed surgery on single cells to extract and examine their mitochondria.

Released: 6-Jan-2011 8:00 AM EST
NIST Appoints Associate Director for Innovation and Industry Services
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

NIST announced today that Phillip Singerman has been appointed to the newly created position of Associate Director for Innovation and Industry Services. Singerman will lead NIST's suite of external partnership programs including the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership, the Technology Innovation Program and the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program.

Released: 6-Jan-2011 8:00 AM EST
NIST Telescope Calibration May Help Explain Mystery of Universe's Expansion
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Is the expansion of the universe accelerating for some unknown reason? A telescope newly calibrated by scientists from NIST, Harvard University and the University of Hawaii, astrophysicists can be more certain of one day obtaining an accurate answer.

Released: 6-Jan-2011 8:00 AM EST
And Then There Were Five: Finalists Advance in NIST's SHA-3 Cryptography Competition
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Out of the original 64, there now are five candidates left in the ongoing multi-year competition to create the next 'hash' algorithm to protect the integrity of electronic information.

Released: 6-Jan-2011 8:00 AM EST
Reauthorization of COMPETES Act Brings Changes to NIST
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

On Jan. 4, President Obama signed the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010, which provides several important updates to NIST funding, programs and leadership.

Released: 13-Dec-2010 9:00 AM EST
NIST Partners with ONC and AHRQ to Deliver Guidance on Electronic Health Record Usability
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Two new publications from NIST can help developers of software and computer systems for doctors’ offices, clinics, and hospitals improve the ease of use of electronic health records (EHRs). Efforts to improve the usability of EHRs are widely recognized as key to achieving widespread adoption and meaningful use of these systems.

Released: 13-Dec-2010 9:00 AM EST
Financial Services Sector Signs Cybersecurity Research Agreement with NIST, DHS
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

NIST has joined in a new public-private partnership to spur cybersecurity innovation in the financial services sector.

Released: 13-Dec-2010 8:30 AM EST
First Set of Baldrige Criteria for 2011-2012 Now Online
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

The Baldrige Performance Excellence Program has announced that the 2011-2012 Criteria for Performance Excellence for businesses and nonprofit organizations are now available for download.

Released: 13-Dec-2010 8:00 AM EST
NIST Honors 139 for Achievements in 2010
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

For accomplishments ranging from determining the causes of failures in ballistic-resistant body armor to innovations in technology transfer strategies, NIST recently honored 139 scientific, technical, and administrative employees at its 38th annual awards ceremony.

Released: 13-Dec-2010 8:00 AM EST
NIST’s New Scanning Probe Microscope is Supercool
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Pushing the regime of the very cold into the realm of the very small, NIST researchers and their collaborators have designed and built the most advanced ultra-low temperature scanning probe microscope in the world, opening a new portal for discovery at the nanoscale.

Released: 13-Dec-2010 7:30 AM EST
NVLAP Recognized by ENERGY STAR
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

ENERGY STAR, the national program to promote energy efficiency, has recognized NIST’s National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) as an accrediting body. NVLAP accreditation will be a necessary first step for a laboratory’s test data to be accepted under the enhanced ENERGY STAR program.

Released: 13-Dec-2010 7:00 AM EST
NIST Team Awarded Millions of Supercomputing Hours, Aims for ‘Concrete Results’
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

The Department of Energy has awarded a NIST team of computer scientists, physicists and mathematicians millions of hours of supercomputing time to analyze concrete flow, with the aim of improving this common material, which is the basis for a $100 billion industry in the United States alone.

Released: 13-Dec-2010 7:00 AM EST
New Round of NIST-ARRA Fellowships Announced
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

NIST’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (NIST-ARRA) Measurement Science and Engineering Fellowship Program has announced its third round of applications for undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral, and senior research positions.

Released: 13-Dec-2010 7:00 AM EST
Fiery Video Shows Moisture is Main Ingredient for a Safe Christmas Tree
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

A 90-second-long educational video from NIST provides a stunning visual lesson on why keeping one’s Christmas tree moist can be a matter of life-and-death importance.

Released: 13-Dec-2010 7:00 AM EST
Baldrige Needs the Best of the Best as Examiners
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

NIST is seeking exceptional individuals to serve on the 2011 Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

Released: 29-Nov-2010 12:00 PM EST
New Guidance for First Responders Collecting Suspected Biothreat Agents
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

NIST and a coalition of federal, state and local agencies and other organizations have updated a standard and provided overall guidance and recommendations to help the nation's first responders and law enforcement agencies deal with collecting and managing samples of suspicious powders.

   

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