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Displaying news from October 01, 2014 To December 31, 2014

NIST Taps Nine Experts to Help Craft Disaster Resilience Framework for Communities
Release Date: October 21, 2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has engaged nine experts in fields ranging from transportation and water infrastructure to societal dimensions of disasters to further its … more

Strengthening Thin-Film Bonds with Ultrafast Data Collection
Release Date: October 17, 2014

When studying extremely fast reactions in ultrathin materials, two measurements are better than one. A new research tool invented by researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), … more

James Olthoff Named Director of NIST’s Physical Measurement Laboratory
Release Date: October 15, 2014

James Olthoff, a 27-year veteran of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has been named director of the agency's Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML). James OlthoffCredit: … more

Baldrige Program Receives Award for Communications
Release Date: October 14, 2014

The Baldrige Performance Excellence Program is 1 of 12 public-sector organizations from throughout the United States recently selected to receive a 2014 GovDelivery Outreach and Impact Award for … more

NIST’s 3rd Disaster Resilience Workshop Set for Oct. 27-28, in Norman, Okla.
Release Date: October 7, 2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)will hold the third in a series of regional workshops devoted to developing a community-centric "disaster resilience framework" to reduce … more

NIST Laser Comb System Maps 3D Surfaces Remotely for Manufacturing, Forensics
Release Date: October 7, 2014

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a laser-based imaging system that creates high-definition 3D maps of surfaces from as far away as 10.5 … more

NIST Quantum Probe Enhances Electric Field Measurements
Release Date: October 7, 2014

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Michigan have demonstrated a technique based on the quantum properties of atoms that directly links … more

BIRDS Is for Sustainability: New NIST Tool for Evaluating Building Performance, Trade-offs
Release Date: October 7, 2014

Designing a building that simply meets local code requirements is not necessarily the optimal way to do it when you consider all the long-term costs. Now, building professionals in more than 200 … more

Introducing the League of SI Superheroes: The New Champions of Metric
Release Date: October 6, 2014

To celebrate Metric Week (Oct. 5-11), the National Institute of Standards and Technology would like to introduce you to the League of SI Superheroes. The League of SI Superheroes use their … more

Eligibility Requirements Revised for 2015 Baldrige Award
Release Date: October 6, 2014

The Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, the component of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) that manages the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in cooperation with … more

Pre- Vacancy Announcement Director, Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program
Release Date: October 2, 2014

NIST to Hire New Manufacturing Extension Partnership Director The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is about to hire a new director for the NIST Hollings Manufacturing Extension … more

NIST Releases Final Version of Smart Grid Framework, Update 3.0
Release Date: October 1, 2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published its NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards, Release 3.0, a document that reflects advances in … more

Simultaneous Imaging of Ferromagnetic and Ferroelectric Domains
Release Date: October 1, 2014

SEMPA image of a 15 µm-diameter cobalt iron disc on a bismuth ferrite substrate. The image shows the measured in-plane magnetization direction, ?xy. The magnetization direction is given by … more