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 ...

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 ...

New Fabrication Technique Yields Nanoscale UV LEDs

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in collaboration with scientists from the University of Maryland and Howard University, have developed a technique to create tiny, highly efficient ...

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 ...

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 ...

NIST atom interferometry displays new quantum tricks

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a novel way of making atoms interfere with each other, recreating a famous experiment originally done with light while also making ...

Mapping the English language – from cockney to Orkney

If they were Scousers they’d be “made up”; from the Black Country they’d be “bostin”. But researchers from the University of Leeds are naturally “well chuffed” to receive a £460,000 grant to examine and catalogue ...

Why are there no Unicorns?

Why are there no Unicorns? Perhaps horses develop in a way that cannot be easily modified to produce a Unicorn, so such creatures have never arisen. Or maybe Unicorn-like animals have been born in the past but because there ...

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