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Displaying news from January 01, 2000 To March 31, 2000

Help for Small Manufacturers in Making Plants
Release Date: March 23, 2000

Smaller manufacturers now will have access to "lean manufacturing" training previously available only to large companies, thanks to a recently formed partnership between centers in the … more

'Baldrige Index' Outperforms S&P 500 by Almost 5 to 1
Release Date: February 25, 2000

Although you will not find it listed in the financial section of the newspaper, the "Baldrige Index" has once again outperformed the Standard & Poor's 500-this year by 4.8 to 1, one of the … more

NIST Links to State Weights and Measures Labs in New MEASUREnet-gov
Release Date: January 21, 2000

Consumers and businesses can look forward to improved accuracy in the system of weights and measures thanks to MEASUREnet-gov, a new effort at the National Institute of Standards and … more

NIST Scientists Cross the Bridge between Atomic and Real Worlds
Release Date: January 19, 2000

In 1996, researchers at the Boulder, Colo., laboratories of the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology confirmed the belief that a single atom can be simultaneously … more

Wieman and Cornell Receive Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics
Release Date: January 13, 2000

Carl Wieman of the University of Colorado at Boulder and Eric Cornell of the National Institute of Standards and Technology have been awarded the 2000 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics from the … more

Neutron Trapping Demonstrated for First Time at NIST
Release Date: January 5, 2000

Scientists have demonstrated for the first time that they can confine neutrons, one of the basic particles of matter, in a three-dimensional magnetic trap, an achievement that will help expand our … more