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What’s the Prognosis? New Research Roadmap Aims for Fault-Free Manufacturing Processes
Release Date: 08/26/2015

In today’s increasingly complex manufacturing operations, Murphy’s Law is only an unexpected hiccup away—anything from a data error to an errant … more

NIST Posts 5-Year Strategic Plan for Measurement Research and Services in Materials, Chemical and Biological Sciences
Release Date: 08/13/2015

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have mapped out a plan for the NIST Material Measurement Laboratory, the … more

Not Schrödinger’s Cat: NIST PET Phantoms Bring New Accuracy to Medical Scans
Release Date: 07/28/2015

Teaming with a medical equipment company, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated the first … more

NIST Shows Organic Solar Industry Something New Under the Sun
Release Date: 07/16/2015

Hunting for the best material from which to build organic solar cells can be like seeking the proverbial haystack needle, but now scientists at … more

NIST-led Effort Yields New International Standard for Dynamic Liquid Measuring Systems
Release Date: 06/26/2015

Milk, beer, and fuels are just some of the liquids whose measurement systems are addressed by the new international standard. When measuring large … more

New Chip Defect-finding Scheme Attracts Industry Leaders
Release Date: 05/27/2015

A diagram of a transistor showing where the signal enters and where it is collected in both charge pumping and the new frequency-modulated charge … more

Global Cities Expo to Showcase ‘Internet of Things’ Apps, June 1
Release Date: 05/20/2015

The community of the future will solve problems using machines linked and coordinated by Internet-style networks. For a glimpse of this exciting … more

Standard Knowledge for Robots
Release Date: 05/19/2015

What do you know? There is now a world standard for capturing and conveying the knowledge that robots possess—or, to get philosophical about it, … more

Get Ahold of This: NIST to Demonstrate Tests of Grasping by Robot Hands
Release Date: 05/19/2015

The act of grasping and shaking hands is a defining human ritual, with the grip intimating traits of each person involved. But what about our … more

NIST Announces 2016 Plans for Manufacturing Center Competitions
Release Date: 05/15/2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) has announced that it will hold two … more

NIST Aims for Tool to Help Manufacturers Select Wireless Network That’s Right for Them
Release Date: 05/14/2015

Going wireless is appealing to a growing number of manufacturers. Using wireless sensor networks to monitor and control equipment and processes … more

Building a High-Tech Future Through Partnerships & Planning: Commerce's NIST Announces $7.8 Million in Advanced Manufacturing Technology Grants
Release Date: 05/08/2015

Guest blog post by Michael F Molnar Director, Advanced Manufacturing Office, NIST Mike F Molnar Credit: NIST The power and performance of the … more

NIST Awards $7.8 Million for Advanced Manufacturing Technology Planning Grants
Release Date: 05/07/2015

GAITHERSBURG, MD--The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today announced 16 awards totaling $7.8 … more

NIST Contributes to IEC White Paper on Wireless Sensor Networks, IOT
Release Date: 05/06/2015

A new white paper by an international team surveys the role of wireless sensor networks in the evolution of the Internet of Things (IoT). The … more

Seeing 3D Shapes with SEM
Release Date: 04/27/2015

A three-dimensional reconstruction of chip features from measurements using the NIST model-library method. As microchip feature dimensions … more

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