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Creating ways to quickly, accurately and inexpensively find natural gas leaks

June 10, 2019

As it flows through pipelines from wells to stovetops, natural gas is prone to leaking, threatening not only…
World War II Nazi Artifact at Work at PNNL

June 5, 2019

Heisenberg Cube now helps prevent nuclear materials smuggling. Since PNNL has its roots in Hanford and the Manhattan Project, perhaps…
Detecting Chemical Agents with Confidence

January 18, 2018

The Joint Chemical Agent Detector (JCAD) has become an important defense tool on battlefields and in war-torn cities…
Studying Gas Mask Filters So People Can Breathe Easier

December 7, 2017

In research that could lead to better gas mask filters, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley…
Big questions about risk assessment of nanomaterials

August 25, 2015

When it comes to nanotechnology, Australians have shown strong support for regulation and safety testing. One common way…
3D-printed ‘smart cap’ uses electronics to sense spoiled food

July 21, 2015

It might not be long before consumers can just hit “print” to create an electronic circuit or wireless sensor…
Scientists to Develop Better Way to Screen Chemicals for Cancer-Causing Effects

June 26, 2015

The vast majority of the thousands of chemicals in our homes and workplaces have not been tested to…
Always/Never: documentary tells story of nuclear weapons safety, security

June 16, 2015

Sandia National Laboratories’ documentary, Always/Never: The Quest for Safety, Control & Survivability,showcases rare historical footage and interviews with…
Scientists track explosions of lithium-ion batteries in real-time

April 29, 2015

Lithium-ion batteries are integral part of today‘s world. They power our mobile phones, laptops, cars and even planes.…
Playground Washing Only Temporary Solution To Children’s Exposure To Lead Dust

March 26, 2015

A new study has found that while the washing of playground equipment in mining towns does reduce children’s…
Clean Smell Doesn’t Always Mean Clean Air

November 13, 2014

Some of the same chemical reactions that occur in the atmosphere as a result of smog and ozone…
Coating prevents electrical current from damaging the digestive tract after battery ingestion

November 4, 2014

Every year, nearly 4,000 children go to emergency rooms after swallowing button batteries — the flat, round batteries…
A Decade of Genes, Chemicals and Human Health: The Comparative Toxicogenomics Database Turns 10

November 3, 2014

What do you get a scientific database for its ten-year anniversary? Aluminum is the traditional gift, but do…
NIST Corrosion Lab Tests Suggest Need for Underground Gas Tank Retrofits

July 30, 2014

  A hidden hazard lurks beneath many of the roughly 156,000 gas stations across the United States. The…
Nanotube-Infused Clothing May Protect Against Chemical Weapons

May 9, 2014

  Nerve agents are among the world’s most feared chemical weapons, but scientists at the National Institute of…
Tiny particles may pose big risk

April 9, 2014

Thousands of consumer products — including cosmetics, sunscreens, and clothing — contain nanoparticles added by manufacturers to improve…
ASU leads new research network to study impacts of nanomaterials

April 7, 2014

Arizona State University researchers will lead a multi-university project to aid industry in understanding and predicting the potential…
New UC San Diego Biosensor Will Guard Water Supplies from Toxic Threats

March 17, 2014

Supported by a $953,958 grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), researchers at the University of…
A wristband for a different kind of cause — environmental health

March 10, 2014

From “Livestrong” to “Purple Paws,” trendy wristbands have come to represent causes from cancer to ending cruelty to…
More dangerous chemicals in everyday life: Now experts warn against nanosilver

February 28, 2014

Endocrine disrupters are not the only worrying chemicals that ordinary consumers are exposed to in everyday life. Also…
Advancing Safety Through Color Changing Technology

February 3, 2014

An intelligent tape that changes color in the presence of hydrogen has been licensed by UCF to a…
Thousands of potentially harmful natural gas leaks found in Washington, D.C.

January 23, 2014

High levels of natural gas are escaping from the aging pipes beneath the streets of the nation’s capital,…
Engineer designs digital solution for pesticide drift

January 20, 2014

It’s a problem that plagues farmers and haunts environmentalists: how to reduce pesticide applications and ensure they are…
Stanford researchers track a silent killer in rural Bangladesh

January 10, 2014

It’s been decades since the U.S. phased out the use of lead in gasoline, paint, pipes and other…
NIST Analysis Helps the U.S. Chemical Safety Board Pinpoint Root Cause of Pressure Vessel Failure

January 8, 2014

In 2009, a violent rupture of a 50-foot pressure vessel used to produce synthetic crystals at the NDK…
New NIST Tests Explore Safety of Nanotubes in Modern Plastics Over Time

December 18, 2013

Who cares about old plastic? Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) do, so that…
Ethanol blends carry hidden risk

December 17, 2013

Blending more ethanol into fuel to cut air pollution from vehicles carries a hidden risk that toxic or…
Is Fukushima the new normal for nuclear reactors?

August 27, 2013

Last week’s new crisis at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan saw radioactive water leak again from the crippled…
Blowfly protein key to terror poison antidote

June 5, 2013

A protein that costs the Australian sheep industry hundreds of millions of dollars each year may also pave…
The sensor glove shows its true colors

May 14, 2013

Security takes top priority in laboratories and in production. In the future, employees exposed to risks will only…
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