Carbon Nanotube Measurements: Latest in NIST 'How-To' Series

The National Institute of Standards and Technology, in collaboration with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, has published detailed guidelines for making essential measurements on samples of single-walled ...

Space radiation may cause prolonged cellular damage to astronauts

With major implications for long-duration space travel, a study from the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University Medical Center demonstrates that the high-energy radiation found in space may lead to ...

NIST Micro Sensor and Micro Fridge Make Cool Pair

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have combined two tiny but powerful NIST inventions on a single microchip, a cryogenic sensor and a microrefrigerator. The combination offers the possibility ...

Prototype Terahertz Imager Promises Biochem Advances

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have demonstrated a new imaging system that detects naturally occurring terahertz radiation with unprecedented sensitivity and resolution. The technology may ...

Biogas production is all in the mixing

Engineers at Washington University in St. Louis, using an impressive array of imaging and tracking technologies, have determined the importance of mixing in anaerobic digesters for bioenergy production and animal and farm ...

'Nanodrop' Test Tubes Created with a Flip of a Switch

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have demonstrated a new device that creates nanodroplet “test tubes” for studying individual proteins under conditions that mimic the crowded confines ...

Researchers pave the way for anthrax spore standards

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the U.S. Army Dugway (Utah) Proving Ground have developed reliable methods based on DNA analysis to assess the concentration and viability of ...

Researchers view microorganisms from space

What is the smallest thing you can see from space? From a standard shuttle orbit of 217 kilometers above the Earth’s surface, it is suggested that you can see the Great Wall of China. With the aid of binoculars, you can ...

U.S. to help fund biomass research

The U.S. Department of Energy says it will provide up to $44 million in funding to assist universities in biomass technology research and development.

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