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Liposome-Hydrogel Hybrids: No Toil, No Trouble for Stronger Bubbles
Release Date: 06/09/2010

People have been combining materials to bring forth the best properties of both ever since copper and tin were merged to start the Bronze Age. In … 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

Seeing Moiré in Graphene
Release Date: 04/27/2010

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Georgia Institute of Technology have demonstrated* that atomic … more

Teams Gearing Up for Two NIST Robotic Competitions in Alaska
Release Date: 04/27/2010

The recruitment period is over. The competitors have been selected. Let the games begin! Photomicrograph shows Mag-µBot, the entry from … more

NIST Develops 'Dimmer Switch' for Superconducting Quantum Computing
Release Date: 04/27/2010

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed the first "dimmer switch" for a superconducting circuit … more

NIST, Maryland Researchers COMMAND a Better Class of Liposomes
Release Date: 04/27/2010

Pop a bubble while washing the dishes and you're likely to release a few drops of water trapped when the soapy sphere formed. A few years ago, … more

NIST Detector Counts Photons With 99 Percent Efficiency
Release Date: 04/13/2010

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed* the world's most efficient single photon detector, which … more

Paintable Electronics? NIST Studies Spray-On Manufacturing of Transistors
Release Date: 03/30/2010

A multidisciplinary research team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has found* that an organic semiconductor may be a … more

EEEL Sponsors INTEL VP’s Visit to NIST
Release Date: 03/23/2010

Dr. Michael C. Mayberry, Vice President of the Technology and Manufacturing Group and Director of Components Research at INTEL Corporation, … more

Call Forwarding: New NIST Procedure Could Speed Cell Phone Testing
Release Date: 03/02/2010

By accurately re-creating the jumbled wireless signal environment of a city business district in a special indoor test facility, researchers at … 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

Deadline Extended for Entering NIST Microrobotics Challenge
Release Date: 12/15/2009

An article in the Oct. 20, 2009, issue of NIST Tech Beat , “Is Your Microrobot Up for the (NIST) Challenge?” , invited university and collegiate … more

Demonstration Network Planned for Public Safety 700 MHz Broadband
Release Date: 12/15/2009

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) have announced … more

NIST Team Demystifies Utility of Power Factor Correction Devices
Release Date: 12/15/2009

If you've seen an Internet ad for capacitor-type power factor correction devices, you might be led to believe that using one can save you money on … more

EEEL’s New Optical Performance Monitoring of Polarization Impairment in Optical Fiber Communication, Oct 2009
Release Date: 10/22/2009

High-performance optical fiber networks are susceptible to degradation effects that can change with time. An example of this is polarization-mode … more

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