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New Vacuum Calibration System: Better, Faster, and Cheaper
Release Date: 05/08/2012

The new, automated Vacuum Comparison Standard can accommodate up to 10 customer gauges of different types at once, with calibration times in the … more

Beaming Up on the Way to Space
Release Date: 05/07/2012

A SURF beam line (foil-wrapped cylinder at right) ends at a vacuum chamber in which the MAVEN EUV filter radiometer was tested. At left, plastic … more

Teaching the Next Generation of Scientists: PML Reaches out at USA Science and Engineering Festival
Release Date: 05/07/2012

Vincent Lee prepares a demonstration for visiting students. For the second consecutive year, PML played a major role in NIST’s contributions to … more

NIST Mini-sensor Measures Magnetic Activity in Human Brain
Release Date: 04/19/2012

A miniature atom-based magnetic sensor developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has passed an important research … more

NIST Proposes Update to Digital Signature Standard
Release Date: 04/17/2012

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced proposed changes to a standard that specifies how to implement digital … more

Hyperspectral Imaging: Shedding New Light on Wound Healing
Release Date: 04/09/2012

David Allen takes readings using a NIST standard reflectance diffuser prior to scanning a wound area on an anesthetized pig. Illumination comes … more

First, Fast and Faster
Release Date: 04/06/2012

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Micromechanical Mirror Performs Under Pressure
Release Date: 04/06/2012

Top: The gratings are fabricated with approximately 700 nm between ridges. Each has slightly different spacing and thickness, affecting … more

New Detector Design Improves Gamma-rays Measurements
Release Date: 04/06/2012

The newly designed ionization chambers, in two sizes.   In the pursuit of precision measurements, nothing is simple, even when the apparatus … more

April Workshop Focuses on Cybersecurity for Cyber-Physical Systems and Industrial Controls
Release Date: 04/03/2012

Securing computers against unlawful and malicious attacks is always important, but it’s especially vital when the computers in question control … more

New Industry Commitments to Give 15 Million Households Tools to Shrink Their Energy Bills
Release Date: 03/26/2012

Washington, D.C. -- Responding to President Obama's call for an "all-of-the-above" strategy to help consumers reduce their energy costs, the … more

NIST Announces $2.6 Million in Funding for Novel Semiconductor Research
Release Date: 03/20/2012

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is soliciting proposals to support long-term research in next-generation semiconductor … more

NIST Releases Final Smart Grid 'Framework 2.0' Document
Release Date: 02/28/2012

An updated roadmap for the Smart Grid is now available from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which recently finished … more

Argon Cleaning Helps Trapped Ions Chill Out
Release Date: 02/27/2012

This colorized photo shows trap cleaning in progress. The trap (shown from the side) is atop the gold-colored pedestal in the center and measures … more

The Great Gravity Showdown
Release Date: 02/27/2012

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