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Transforming Welding with Comprehensive NIST Metrology
Release Date: 02/02/2016

NIST director Willie May and PML NRC postdoc Brian Simonds with the welding booth in the new facility on NIST's Boulder, Colo., campus. Welding … more

Thinking Outside the Cuvette: To Measure Dimensions of Skinny Glass Container, PML Scientists Get Creative
Release Date: 02/01/2016

Wei Ren with the triangulation probe and a cuvette. Click image for larger version. J.L. Lee/PML Let’s say you’re a biotechnologist working to … more

Promising Quantum Transducer
Release Date: 01/28/2016

When a long-awaited quantum information network finally arrives, in whatever form, it will incorporate two essential technologies: a method of … more

Less Jitter, More Bits: New Material for Detecting Photons Captures More Quantum Information
Release Date: 01/05/2016

Detecting individual particles of light just got a bit more precise—by 74 picoseconds to be exact—thanks to advances in materials by National … more

Nanoworld “Snow Blowers” Carve Straight Channels in Semiconductor Surfaces
Release Date: 12/28/2015

In the nanoworld, tiny particles of gold can operate like snow blowers, churning through surface layers of an important class of semiconductors to … more

Mixing Modern Materials? NIST Math App Helps You Manage Your Mashup
Release Date: 12/22/2015

Imagine you’re baking a special cake, one in which the shape of each mote of spice mixed into the batter can have a profound effect on your … more

NFL, Under Armour, GE & National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) ANNOUNCE FIVE WINNERS OF Head Health Challenge III
Release Date: 12/15/2015

Open Innovation Challenge to Accelerate the Development of Energy-Absorbing Materials to Protect Against Head Injury NEW YORK – The National … more

NIST Takes (Some of) the Stress Out of Engineering New Materials
Release Date: 11/13/2015

Stress: What does it feel like to you? Maybe like pressure from multiple directions, trying to push and pull and twist you all at once? If so, … more

NIST and Intel Get Critical (Dimensions) with X-rays
Release Date: 10/20/2015

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Intel reported* success using an X-ray scattering technique to … more

NIST, UC Davis Scientists Float New Approach to Creating Computer Memory
Release Date: 10/08/2015

What can skyrmions do for you? These ghostly quantum rings, heretofore glimpsed only under extreme laboratory conditions, just might be the basis … more

NIST Puts the Twist on Neutrons – Because It Takes One to Know One
Release Date: 09/23/2015

A team of scientists working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has found a way to put a twist on a beam of neutrons—a … more

Hydrogen Storage Technology Patented
Release Date: 09/21/2015

Individual frames from time-resolved IR emission-measurement images for a magnesium-iron thin film in which 4 % of the atoms are iron, exposed to … more

Polarity of GaN Nanowires
Release Date: 09/21/2015

Scanning transmission electron microscopy annular dark field images images of a GaN film (left) and GaN nanowire (right) showing aligned columns … 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

NIST Calculates High Cost of Hydrogen Pipelines, Shows How to Reduce It
Release Date: 07/20/2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has put firm numbers on the high costs of installing pipelines to transport hydrogen … more

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