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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

Growing Nanowires Horizontally Yields New Benefit: 'Nano-LEDs'
Release Date: 09/28/2010

While refining their novel method for making nanoscale wires, chemists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) discovered an … more

Manufacturing Extension Partnership Awards Grant to Support Green Building Technologies
Release Date: 08/31/2010

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) has awarded a grant of $1.5 million … more

NIST to Frame the Magna Carta
Release Date: 08/17/2010

Fabrication specialists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are joining forces with conservators at the National Archives … more

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

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