Archive: 05/25/2007

NREL Updates National Solar Radiation Database

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and collaborators have updated the National Solar Radiation Database, a planning tool that provides critical information about the amount of solar ...

May 25, 2007
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Scientists Model Hepatitis C Virus

One of the most common life-threatening viral infections in the United States today is hepatitis C virus (HCV). The standard treatment is successful in only about 50 percent of treated HCV chronic patients, with no effective ...

May 25, 2007
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Quantum Dots Reach Clinical Lab

Bioconjugated quantum dots – luminescent nanoparticles linked to biological molecules – have shown great promise as tools for disease diagnosis and treatment, but their medical use has been limited by the lack of specific ...

May 25, 2007
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Scientists’ studies combat health threats

The outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2002 was a loud wake-up call for researchers studying infectious diseases. SARS infected more than 8,000 people, killed 10 percent of those infected and weakened ...

May 25, 2007
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NIST antenna calibrations extended to 60-110 GHz

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed a new "tabletop" sized facility to improve characterization of antennas operating in the 60 to 110 gigahertz (GHz) frequency range. This extended frequency ...

May 25, 2007
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New NIST reference material for peptide analysis

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued its first-ever reference material designed to improve the performance and reliability of experiments to measure the masses and concentrations of peptides ...

May 25, 2007
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