Archive: 10/07/2008

Scientists see bright side of working with media

Once upon a time in the world of science, sharing your work with the press was heresy. Journalists, according to the common wisdom, would get it wrong, your research would be distorted, and your colleagues would see you as ...

dateJul 10, 2008 in Other
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Software Helps Developers Get Started with PIV Cards

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has developed two demonstration software packages that show how Personal Identity Verification (PIV) cards can be used with Windows and Linux systems to perform logon, digital ...

dateJul 10, 2008 in Software
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Heat Switch for Fuel Filler Flaps

Just in time – the car coasts into the gas station on its last drop of fuel. In order to fill the tank, the driver first has to release the fuel filler flap, usually by pushing a button inside the vehicle. The actual releasing ...

dateJul 10, 2008 in Engineering
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R&D 100 Award for new NIST/UMD neutron detector

A new ultrasensitive, high bandwidth neutron detector developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland (UMD) will receive one of this year's "R&D 100 Awards," it was announced ...

dateJul 10, 2008 in General Physics
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Genes that control embryonic stem cell fate identified

Scientists have identified about two dozen genes that control embryonic stem cell fate. The genes may either prod or restrain stem cells from drifting into a kind of limbo, they suspect. The limbo lies between the embryonic ...

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Toothpick: New molecular tag IDs bone and tooth minerals

Enlisting an army of plant viruses to their cause, materials researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have identified a small biomolecule that binds specifically to one of the key crystal structures ...

dateJul 10, 2008 in Other
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