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Cell Phones and Cable Signals: Interference Can Happen
Release Date: 03/20/2014

Jason Coder (left) and John Ladbury in the reverberation chamber used for studying interference between cell phones … more

High-Tech Measurements for High-Frequency Antennas
Release Date: 11/14/2013

A team of researchers at NIST’s Antenna Metrology Lab in Boulder, CO has devised a first-of-its-kind system – combining a precision 3-meter … more

New Platform Developed to Measure and Exploit Optomechanical Interactions
Release Date: 12/12/2012

A pair of nanobeams is held side-by-side and separated by a nanoscale gap, with one beam supporting a mechanical mode, and the other supporting a … more

Near-Field Scanning Microwave Microscope: Big at the Nanoscale
Release Date: 09/28/2012

The larger of the two alternating images above shows the topography of a nanowire bundle. The smaller image is the same bundle, but without the … more

CNST Researchers Demonstrate Low-Noise, Chip-Based Optical Wavelength Converter
Release Date: 09/05/2012

Scanning electron micrograph of the cross-section of a silicon nitride waveguide designed for the low-noise frequency conversion with a simulation … more

New Performance Standards for Public-Safety RF Devices
Release Date: 07/27/2012

A PASS unit and air pack are placed in an anechoic chamber for testing . First responders rely increasingly on wireless communication devices, and … more

Shaffique Adam Receives Singapore National Research Foundation Fellowship
Release Date: 06/27/2012

In July, Shaffique Adam will join the inaugural faculty of Yale-NUS College as an Assistant Professor of Science, with a joint appointment in the … more

Toward a Global Microwave Standard
Release Date: 02/06/2012

Much of what is known about decadal climate change – and much of what appears on the evening weather forecast as well – comes from satellite-based … more

NIST 'Nanowire' Measurements Could Improve Computer Memory
Release Date: 05/18/2011

In this schematic image (top) and transmission electron micrograph, a silicon nanowire is shown surrounded by a stack of thin layers of material … more

Meet Phannie, NIST's Standard 'Phantom' for Calibrating MRI Machines
Release Date: 05/11/2010

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)--a widely used medical tool that relies on magnetic fields and radio waves to visualize the body's internal … more

Engineered Metamaterials Enable Remarkably Small Antennas
Release Date: 01/26/2010

In an advance that might interest Q-Branch, the gadget makers for James Bond, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and … more

Penetrating Insights: NIST Airframe Tests Help Ensure Better Shielding for Flight Instruments
Release Date: 08/25/2009

Airline travelers are used to being instructed to turn off computers and cell phones during takeoffs and landings as a precaution against … more

Random Antenna Arrays Boost Emergency Communications
Release Date: 02/24/2009

First responders could boost their radio communications quickly at a disaster site by setting out just four extra transmitters in a random … more

Electromagnetic Phantom Exorcises Specters of Metal Detector Tests
Release Date: 12/23/2008

Guest researcher John Jendzurski prepares the NIST electromagnetic phantom for passage through the walk-through metal detector behind it. The … more

Prototype Terahertz Imager Promises Biochem Advances
Release Date: 04/15/2008

The NIST terahertz imaging system reveals slight temperature differences, as shown in this post-processed image. The color scale ranges from blue … more

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