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NIST Polishes Method for Creating Tiny Diamond Machines
Release Date: 09/27/2011

Diamonds may be best known as a symbol of long-lasting love. But semiconductor makers are also hoping they'll pan out as key components of … more

NIST Seeks Comments to Help Build Public Safety Communications Network
Release Date: 09/13/2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking advice on possible key features of a new broadband communications network for … more

Better 'Photon Loops' May Be Key to Computer and Physics Advances
Release Date: 08/22/2011

Surprisingly, transmitting information-rich photons thousands of miles through fiber-optic cable is far easier than reliably sending them just a … more

NIST Tests Help Ensure Reliable Wireless Alarm Beacons for First Responders
Release Date: 08/16/2011

Wireless emergency safety equipment could save lives—if signals are transmitted reliably. But few performance standards exist. Now, tests at the … more

Armchair Science: DNA Strands That Select Nanotubes Are First Step to a Practical ‘Quantum Wire’
Release Date: 08/02/2011

DNA, a molecule famous for storing the genetic blueprints for all living things, can do other things as well. In a new paper,* researchers at the … more

Cooler Than Ever: NIST Mechanical Micro-Drum Chilled to Quantum Ground State
Release Date: 07/06/2011

BOULDER, Colo. – Showcasing new tools for widespread development of quantum circuits made of mechanical parts, scientists from the National … more

A Cool Beat: NIST Micro-Drum Chilled to Quantum Ground State
Release Date: 07/06/2011

Showcasing new tools for developing quantum circuits made of mechanical parts, scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

A Quiet Phase: NIST Optical Tools Produce Ultra-low-noise Microwave Signals
Release Date: 06/27/2011

By combining advanced laser technologies in a new way, physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have generated … more

Researchers Share Useful Lessons Learned in Evaluating Emerging Technologies
Release Date: 06/21/2011

Most industry executives, military planners, research managers or venture capitalists charged with assessing the potential of an R&D project … more

NIST Tunes 'Metasurface' with Fluid in New Concept for Sensing and Chemistry
Release Date: 06/07/2011

Like an opera singer hitting a note that shatters a glass, a signal at a particular resonant frequency can concentrate energy in a material and … more

NIST, AIP to Make Semiconductor Research Freely Available Online
Release Date: 05/24/2011

A wealth of information on recent advances in semiconductor research is now available for free, thanks to an agreement between the National … more

Broadening Uses Put MEMS Technology on the Map(s)
Release Date: 05/24/2011

Behind the smart phone's continuing transformation into the quintessential multipurpose tool is the rise and diversification of … 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

Good Eggs: NIST Nanomagnets Offer Food for Thought About Computer Memories
Release Date: 04/26/2011

Magnetics researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) colored lots of eggs recently. Bunnies and children might find … more

Smart Grid Panel Agrees on Standards and Guidelines for Wireless Communication, Meter Upgrades
Release Date: 04/19/2011

Gaithersburg, Md. – The governing board of the public-private Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) has voted in favor of a new standard and a … more

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