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Biotechnology - Science Tracer Bullet - Research guide to resources at the Library of Congress on modern forms of industrial production utilizing living organisms, especially micro-organisms, and their biological processes, according to the Oxford English Dictionary. The actual term applies to a wide variety of uses of such biological technology, including the development of new breeds of plants and animals, the creation of therapeutic drugs and preventive vaccines, the growing of more nutritious and naturally pest-resistant crops a [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

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Carnegie Mellon University Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) - Research on mesoscale interface mapping and the chiral solids and surfaces [U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC)]

Center for Advanced Studies in Novel Surfactants - Novel surface- active molecules for better performance and cleaner environments [U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (IUCRC)]

Center on Polymer Interfaces and Macromolecular Assemblies (CPIMA) - Develops the interface and supramolecular science of polymers, surface-active molecules, and macromolecular assemblies [U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC)]

Chemical Kinetics Database - A compilation of kinetics data on gas-phase reactions [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Materials Measurement Laboratory (MML)]

Chemistry - Research focuses on the science of surface analysis by developing new analytical methods and the development of novel synthetic materials [U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Idaho National Laboratory (INL)]

Chemistry Division - Research in biotechnology, chemical dynamics, surfaces, corrosion, and fire modeling [U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), Department of the Navy, Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)]

Chicago Materials Research Center - Research focuses on mesoscopic self-assembly, tunable quantum materials, macroscopic dynamics of materials, bio-interfacial science, and nano-photonics [U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC)]

Combustion Research Facility (CRF) - Conducts research on chemical reactivity, fluid dynamics, and state-of-the-art computational modeling to applied studies in such areas as engines, furnaces, and material processing [U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Sandia National Laboratories (SNL)]

Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR) - [U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC)]

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Electron Microscopy Center (EMC) - This user facility develops and maintains unique capabilities for electron beam characterization and applies those capabilities to solve materials problems [U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)]

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Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal Materials Research Center (FLC MRC) - A principal center covering basic LC science to the development of materials and devices with enhanced capabilities for electro-optic, nonlinear optic, and other novel applications [U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC)]

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Materials Science and Engineering - Research covers microphotonic materials, nanostructured polymers, electronic transport in mesoscopic semiconductors, microstructure and mechanical performance of polymeric materials, and doped mott insulators [U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC)]

Membrane Applied Science and Technology Center (MAST) - Advances the technology of membrane separation [U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (IUCRC)]

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Neutron Interferometry and Optics Facility (NIOF) - The Neutron Interferometry and Optics Facility (NIOF) located in the NIST Center for Neutron Research is one of the world's premier user facilities for neutron interferometry and related neutron optical measurements. A neutron interferometer (NI) splits, then recombines neutron waves. This gives the NI its unique ability to experimentally access the phase of neutron waves. [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR)]

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Optical Characterization Laboratory - Expertise in examining optical characteristics of aerosols and vapors in order to investigate chemical and biological contaminants in the environment [U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), Department of the Army, Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC)]

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RIKEN BNL Research Center - Dedicated to the study of strong interactions, including spin physics, lattice QCD and RHIC physics [U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL)]

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Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) - NIST supports accurate and compatible measurements by certifying and providing over 1300 Standard Reference Materials® with well-characterized composition or properties, or both. These materials are used to perform instrument calibrations in units as part of overall quality assurance programs, to verify the accuracy of specific measurements and to support the development of new measurement methods. [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Various laboratories]

Stopping-Power and Range Tables for Electrons, Protons, and Helium Ions - Data can be calculated for electrons in any user-specified material and for protons and helium ions in 74 materials [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML)]

Surface Spectroscopy and Electron Microscopy Laboratory (MicroLand) - Expertise in biological research and forensics, specializing in morphological and compositional characterization, surface analysis, and fine particle technology [U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), Department of the Army, Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC)]

Synchrotron Ultraviolet Radiation Facilty (SURF III) - The Synchrotron Ultraviolet Radiation Facility (SURF III) is operated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST as a stable light source for radiometry and research. SURF covers the wavelength range from the far infrared to the soft x-ray. [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML)]

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Two-Stage Gas Gun Facility - Allows experiments that create pressures of a million-plus atmospheres, temperatures up to thousands of degrees, and densities several times that of a material's solid state [U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)]

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University of California, Santa Barbara Materials Research Laboratory (MRL) - Research on biomaterial microstructures, solution synthesis of inorganics at molecular and atomic interfaces, mesoscopic macromolecular assemblies, and strongly nonequilibrium phenomena in complex materials [U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC)]

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Why does chopping an onion make you cry? - Everyday Mysteries: Fun Science Facts from the Library of Congress [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]