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MEP ExporTech: Supporting Manufacturing Growth Through Export
Release Date: 08/17/2010

For the past four years, the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), along with the U.S. … more

NIST Technology Called Upon to Clean Up Chernobyl Disaster Site
Release Date: 08/17/2010

A modified version of the RoboCrane®, a unique floating platform developed by manufacturing research engineers at the National Institute of … more

JILA Frequency Comb System Detects Gas Impurities to Aid Semiconductor Manufacturing
Release Date: 08/03/2010

Purity of ingredients is a constant concern for the semiconductor industry, because a mere trace of contaminants can damage or ruin tiny devices. … more

Economy, Energy and Environment: Going Green in the Black
Release Date: 07/21/2010

The Economy, Energy, and Environment (E3) Initiative , a collaborative effort involving five federal agencies, state and local governments, … more

NIST Nanoscale Dimensioning Technique Wins R&D 100 Award
Release Date: 07/21/2010

A radical, new method developed at NIST that transforms the humble, ubiquitous and inexpensive optical microscope into a powerful … more

Robots Big and Small Showcase Their Skills at NIST Alaskan Events
Release Date: 06/09/2010

Make room, Bender, Rosie and R2D2! Your newest mechanical colleagues are a few steps closer to reality, thanks to lessons learned during two … more

Teams Gearing Up for Two NIST Robotic Competitions in Alaska
Release Date: 06/07/2010

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

Robots Big and Small Showcase Their Skills at NIST Alaskan Events
Release Date: 05/25/2010

Make room, Bender, Rosie and R2D2! Your newest mechanical colleagues are a few steps closer to reality, thanks to lessons learned during two … more

New Study Helps Explain the Surprising Behavior of Tiny 'Artificial Muscles'
Release Date: 04/27/2010

Using neutron beams and atomic-force microscopes, a team of university researchers working with the National Institute of Standards and Technology … 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

2010 TIP Competition Focuses on Manufacturing Technologies
Release Date: 04/15/2010

The U.S. Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today announced a new competition for high-risk, high-reward … more

New MEP Advisory Board White Paper Assesses the Present and Future of American Manufacturing
Release Date: 04/13/2010

A new white paper prepared by the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Board discusses the state of domestic manufacturing and the … more

NIST Scientists Address ‘Wrinkles’ in Transparent Film Development
Release Date: 03/30/2010

A closer look at a promising nanotube coating that might one day improve solar cells has turned up a few unexpected wrinkles, according to new … 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

NIST Researchers Holding Steady in an Atomic-Scale Tug-of-War
Release Date: 03/30/2010

How hard do you have to pull on a single atom of--let's say--gold to detach it from the end of a chain of like atoms?* It's a measure of the … more

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