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Nearly Everyone Uses Piezoelectrics. Be Nice to Know How They Work.
Release Date: 01/29/2014

Piezoelectrics—materials that can change mechanical stress to electricity and back again—are everywhere in modern life. Computer hard drives. Loud … more

NIST March Meeting Showcases Advanced Technologies to Help Manage the Nation's Infrastructure
Release Date: 01/29/2014

Tiny, self-powered sensors that can be embedded in bridge structures and networked wirelessly to continuously monitor the structure's health. … more

NIST Awards $7.4 Million in Grants for Additive Manufacturing Research
Release Date: 09/19/2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today* announced the award of two grants totaling $7.4 million to fund research projects … more

LED Lifetime Measurements
Release Date: 08/15/2013

Yuqin Zong works on the test chamber within which 480 LEDs more

New NIST Nanoscale Indenter Takes Novel Approach to Measuring Surface Properties
Release Date: 07/23/2013

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of North Carolina have demonstrated a new design for … more

Nanoelectronics Conference Will Focus on Semiconductor Industry's Future
Release Date: 03/05/2013

How the semiconductor industry can create the next generations of nanoscale computing technology will be one of the themes of the 2013 … more

Large Mass Calibration
Release Date: 03/05/2013

Paul Emanuel (left) and Kevin Chesnutwood carefully hoist a container off its floor mount atop the platform of the large-mass balance-beam scale. … more

NIST ‘Hybrid Metrology’ Method Could Improve Computer Chips
Release Date: 09/05/2012

A refined method developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for measuring nanometer-sized objects may help computer … more

NIST Cooperative Agreement with University of Maryland Supports Research on 21st Century Smart Systems
Release Date: 10/13/2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) awarded today a $1 million cooperative agreement to the University of Maryland at … more

NIST Polishes Method for Creating Tiny Diamond Machines
Release Date: 09/27/2011

Diamonds may be best known as a symbol of long-lasting love. But semiconductor makers are also hoping they'll pan out as key components of … more

NIST Prototypes Framework for Evaluating Sustainability Standards
Release Date: 04/26/2011

As manufacturers and other businesses step up efforts to cut waste, reduce energy use and improve the overall sustainability of their products and … more

NIST Expert Software 'Lowers the Stress' on Materials Problems
Release Date: 03/01/2011

Before you can build that improved turbojet engine, before you can create that longer-lasting battery, you have to ensure all the newfangled … more

NIST and Willow Garage Launch First Robot 'Perception Challenge'
Release Date: 02/25/2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is teaming up with Willow Garage, a Silicon Valley robotics research and design firm, to … more

NIST Team Awarded Millions of Supercomputing Hours, Aims for 'Concrete Results'
Release Date: 12/08/2010

This simulation depicts flow in a rheometer, as its rotating vane's blade begins to stir a suspension of particles. Colors represent the quadrant … more

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

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