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Displaying news from October 01, 2005 To December 31, 2005

Enjoy New Year's Eve a Second Longer!
Release Date: December 22, 2005

You can toot your New Year's horn an extra second this year, say physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Along with the rest of the world's atomic timekeepers, … more

New Enhancements Upgrade NIST Mass Spectra Library
Release Date: December 22, 2005

After three years of development, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a major upgrade of the widely used NIST/EPA/NIH Mass Spectral Library. The library is an … more

Measurement and Standards Issues in Nanobiotechnology
Release Date: December 22, 2005

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will co-host a workshop to discuss needed measurement technologies and standards in the rapidly evolving field of nanoscale biotechnology … more

Einstein Was Right (Again): Experiments Confirm that E= mc2
Release Date: December 21, 2005

An instrument called GAMS4, originally designed and built at NIST and now located at Institut Laue Langevin in France, was used in experiments that helped to confirm Einstein’s famous … more

Nonprofits Can Apply for Baldrige Quality Award in 2007
Release Date: December 6, 2005

GAITHERSBURG, MD—Starting in 2007, nonprofit organizations—including charities, trade and professional associations, and government agencies—will be eligible to apply for the Baldrige Award. To … more

NIST Assists with Testing Crash Avoidance System
Release Date: December 1, 2005

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are assisting the Department of Transportation (DOT) by developing tests for a crash avoidance system that could … more

Grant Advances Web Portal for U.S./China Standards
Release Date: December 1, 2005

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded a $250,000 matching grant to support the development of an American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-sponsored U.S./China … more

NIST Physicists Coax Six Atoms into Quantum 'Cat' State
Release Date: November 30, 2005

NIST researchers have succeeded in coaxing six ions into an unusual quantum “cat” state in which their nuclei are collectively spinning clockwise and counterclockwise at the same time. … more

Six Organizations to Receive 2005 Presidential Award for Quality and Performance Excellence
Release Date: November 22, 2005

WASHINGTON, D.C.—President George W. Bush and Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez today announced six organizations as recipients of the 2005 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s … more

Virgil Gligor to Receive NIST/NSA Security Award
Release Date: November 17, 2005

Dr. Virgil Gligor, one of the country's pioneering figures in computer security, will be presented with the 2006 National Information Systems Security Award by the National Institute of Standards … more

Nobel Laureate wins Presidential Rank Award
Release Date: November 17, 2005

NIST Fellow William D. Phillips, 1997 Nobel Laureate in physics, is a distinguished recipient of a 2005 Presidential Rank Award for exceptional long-term accomplishments, the most prestigious award … more

Copper Ridges Nearly Double X-ray Sensor Performance
Release Date: November 17, 2005

Project leader Kent Irwin installs superconducting materials in an ultra-cold refrigerator for testing. These materials are used to make high-performance X-ray sensors for astronomy and … more

Two Universities Get Grants for Precision Measurements
Release Date: November 17, 2005

NIST has awarded two new Precision Measurement Grants to promote fundamental research in measurement science in U.S. colleges and universities. One grant was made to Edmund G. Myers of Florida … more

Updated Fire Modeling Software Released
Release Date: November 3, 2005

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released in September an updated version of a popular computer program that fire investigators, safety officials, engineers, architects and … more

Measurement and Standards Issues in Telemedicine
Release Date: November 3, 2005

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in cooperation with the National Library of Medicine will host a workshop on Dec. 7, 2005, to explore the need for improved measurement … more

WTC Report Urges Action for Safer Tall Buildings
Release Date: November 3, 2005

Testifying before a hearing of the House Science Committee on Oct. 26, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Director William Jeffrey urged implementation of 30 specific … more

NIST Urges Implementation of Recommendations from World Trade Center Investigation Final Towers Report Released Today at Congressional Hearing
Release Date: October 26, 2005

WASHINGTON, D.C.— William Jeffrey, director of the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), today called on the organizations that develop building and fire … more

NIST Coordinates Study of Hurricane Structure Damage
Release Date: October 20, 2005

On Oct. 13, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced that it has deployed the first of three teams of technical experts under a multiorganizational partnership to perform … more

NIST Physicist Honored for Technological Innovation
Release Date: October 20, 2005

NIST Fellow Jun Ye was honored Oct. 8 at the "Amazing Light: Visions for Discovery" symposium held to celebrate the 90th birthday of 1964 Nobel Laureate Charles Townes, co-inventor of the laser. Ye … more

NIST Develops Health Care IT Standards Repository
Release Date: October 20, 2005

Information technology has made it simpler and more convenient to handle a myriad of tasks online, such as booking a hotel, paying bills and ordering clothes. Widespread adoption and use of … more

Commerce’s NIST Coordinates Study of Structural Damage from Gulf Hurricanes
Release Date: October 13, 2005

GAITHERSBURG, Md.—The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced today that it has deployed the first of three teams of technical experts under a … more

Federal Cryptography Guide Available for Comment
Release Date: October 7, 2005

Today, federal agencies use computer systems and networks to store information and to interact with industry, private citizens and other governments both in this country and around the world. In … more

Simulations Predict Savings From More Airtight Buildings
Release Date: October 7, 2005

U.S. commercial building owners could save substantially on annual heating and cooling energy costs by improving airtightness of their buildings' envelope, according to a recent National Institute … more

NIST/JILA Fellow Jan Hall Shares 2005 Nobel Prize in Physics
Release Date: October 4, 2005

Congratulatory letter from Congressman Boehlert (requires Acrobat Reader) Nobel laureate John L. (Jan) Hall © 2005 Geoffrey Wheeler For a high-resolution version of this photo contact … more