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Nanomechanics: New Test Measures Key Properties of Polymer Thin Films and Membranes
Release Date: 07/19/2011

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated* a measurement technique that reliably determines three … more

New Video Showcases NIST-Hosted Robotics Competitions in China
Release Date: 07/19/2011

Virtual robots move pallets while maneuvering around each other in a simulation of a busy warehouse. Credit: Laboratory for Robotics and … more

NIST Selects First Chief Manufacturing Officer
Release Date: 07/08/2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today* announced that manufacturing industry executive Michael F. Molnar has been … more

John Cahn to Receive 2011 Kyoto Prize for Fundamental Contributions to Materials Science
Release Date: 07/06/2011

John Cahn, an emeritus senior fellow and materials scientist at the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

New Video Showcases NIST-Hosted Robotics Competitions in China
Release Date: 07/06/2011

Virtual robots move pallets while maneuvering around each other in a simulation of a busy warehouse. Credit: Laboratory for Robotics and … more

President Obama Launches Advanced Manufacturing Partnership
Release Date: 06/24/2011

Today President Obama announced a new initiative, the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP), a national effort bringing together industry, … more

John Cahn to Receive 2011 Kyoto Prize For Fundamental Contributions to Materials Science
Release Date: 06/24/2011

John Cahn, an emeritus senior fellow and materials scientist at the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

Compact High-Temperature Superconducting Cable Wins 'R&D 100' Award
Release Date: 06/22/2011

A method developed by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado at Boulder for … 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 Contributions to Smart Grid Highlighted in White House Report, Event
Release Date: 06/13/2011

A new White House policy document released today* highlights strategic roles that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) plays … more

NIST 'Catch and Release' Program Could Improve Nanoparticle Safety Assessment
Release Date: 06/07/2011

Depending on whom you ask, nanoparticles are, potentially, either one of the most promising or the most perilous creations of science. These tiny … more

NIST Contests in China Put Next-Gen Robot Technologies to the Test
Release Date: 06/07/2011

Robotic automation, microrobotics and robotic perception and recognition all advanced a few steps closer to their future applications in … more

Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge Competition Now Open
Release Date: 06/03/2011

In recent months, NIST MEP has been involved in an effort of the Task Force on Regional Innovation Clusters (TARIC) to support a new “Jobs and … 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

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