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IPv6 guide provides path to secure deployment of next-generation Internet protocol

As the day draws nearer for the world to run out of the unique addresses that allow us to use the Internet -- now predicted to happen by the end of 2012 -- researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have issued a guide ...

Purdue, NIST working on breathalyzers for medical diagnostics

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Researchers have overcome a fundamental obstacle in developing breath-analysis technology to rapidly diagnose patients by detecting chemical compounds called "biomarkers" in a person's respiration in real time. The re...

Quartz crystal microbalances enable new microscale analytic technique

A new chemical analysis technique developed by a research group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) uses the shifting ultrasonic pitch of a small quartz crystal to test the purity of only a few micrograms of material. ...

New guidance issued for first responders collecting suspected biothreat agents

Suspicious packages and powders have triggered more than 30,000 responses by U.S. law enforcement agencies across the country since 2001. These events are expensive, time-consuming and potentially dangerous. To help first responders at all levels of...

Updated NIST software uses combination testing to catch bugs fast and...

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have released an updated version of a computer system testing tool that can cut costs by more efficiently finding flaws. A tutorial on using the tool accompanies the new ...

New NIST dietary supplement reference materials could be ‘berry’ useful

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers have developed new certified reference materials for measuring amounts of organic acids in dietary supplements formulated with Vaccinium berries -- cranberries, blueberries and ...

NIST ships first programmable AC/DC 10-volt standard

Extending its 26-year tradition of innovative quantum voltage standards, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have begun shipping a new 10-volt standard to users around the world. The programmable system mea...

‘Sí’ on the new SI: NIST backs proposal for a revamped...

Taking the first steps of what would be a major historical advance in the science of measurement, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is participating in a worldwide effort to recommend major revisions to the Internationa...

Growing nanowires horizontally yields new benefit: ‘nano-LEDs’

While refining their novel method for making nanoscale wires, chemists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) discovered an unexpected...

Research shows radiometric dating still reliable (again)

Recent puzzling observations of tiny variations in nuclear decay rates have led some to question the science of using decay rates to determine the relative ages of rocks and organic materials. Scientists from the National Institute of Standards and ...

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