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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

A Measurement First: NIST 'Noise Thermometry' System Measures Boltzmann Constant
Release Date: 03/30/2011

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have for the first time used an apparatus that relies on the “noise” of … more

Celebrating Superconductivity: NIST Debuts Online Museum of Quantum Voltage Standards
Release Date: 03/30/2011

Collage of images from NIST museum of voltage standards. Credit: NIST photos arranged by Kelly Talbott View hi-resolution image On April 8, 2011, … more

NIST’s Microscopic Drum Could Link Electromagnetic, Mechanical Motion at Quantum Level
Release Date: 03/15/2011

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated an electromechanical circuit in which microwaves … more

NIST Electromechanical Circuit Sets Record Beating Microscopic 'Drum'
Release Date: 03/09/2011

Device May Help Process Information and Measure Motion at Quantum Scale BOULDER, Colo.—Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and … more

Etched Quantum Dots Shape Up as Single Photon Emitters, NIST Tests Show
Release Date: 02/22/2011

Like snowflakes or fingerprints, no two quantum dots are identical. But a new etching method for shaping and positioning these semiconductor … more

Compact High-Temperature Superconducting Cables Demonstrated at NIST
Release Date: 02/10/2011

A researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has invented a method of making high-temperature superconducting (HTS) … more

New Wave: JILA Develops Efficient Source of Terahertz Radiation
Release Date: 01/19/2011

JILA researchers have developed a laser-based source of terahertz radiation that is unusually efficient and less prone to damage than similar … more

NIST Telescope Calibration May Help Explain Mystery of Universe's Expansion
Release Date: 01/05/2011

Is the expansion of the universe accelerating for some unknown reason? This is one of the mysteries plaguing astrophysics, and somewhere in … more

NIST Announces $22 Million in Funding for Advanced Manufacturing Research in Electronics, Biotechnology and Nanotechnology
Release Date: 12/15/2010

The U.S. Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today announced a total of more than $22 million in funding … more

NIST Ships First Programmable AC/DC 10-Volt Standard
Release Date: 10/26/2010

Extending its 26-year tradition of innovative quantum voltage standards, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) … more

NIST, NTIA Seek Collaborators for Emergency Communications Demo Network
Release Date: 10/13/2010

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

NIST 'Vision Science Facility' Aims for Lighting Revolution
Release Date: 09/28/2010

Light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, have become popular with backpackers and cyclists who mount them on headbands for a reliable, hands-free source of … more

Puzzling New Physics from Graphene Quartet’s Quantum Harmonies
Release Date: 09/14/2010

Using a one-of-a-kind instrument designed and built at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an international team of … more

New Wave: Spin Soliton Could Be a Hit in Cell Phone Communication
Release Date: 09/14/2010

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have found theoretical evidence* of a new way to generate the … more

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