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Temperature: Its Measurement and Control in Science and Industry, Volume 8, Proceedings of the 9th International Temperature Symposium
Start Date: 03/19/2012

The International Temperature Symposium (ITS) on “Temperature: Its Measurement and Control in Science and Industry” is the longest running series … more

The Role of Technology in the Outlook for Energy
Start Date: 03/16/2012

ExxonMobil is investing in technologies for improving energy efficiency, increasing energy supplies, and mitigating CO 2 emissions. Energy … more

A Demographic Look at the Near Future
Start Date: 02/10/2012

Looking at information gathered from the recent census together with other Census Bureau surveys, estimates and projections illuminates … more

Betting on Las Vegas: Designing Popular Slot Games
Start Date: 02/03/2012

The American public wagers some $800 billion in casinos each year, losing about $60 billion. The industry's #1 revenue source is slot machines. … more

Where Do New Medicines Come From?
Start Date: 01/20/2012

Ever wondered how new drugs are discovered? Sometimes it’s a case of serendipity. Sometimes it involves synchrotron science, and sometimes the key … more

The Disappearing Spoon - True Tales of Madness, Love, and World History from the Periodic Table
Start Date: 12/16/2011

Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? Why did the Japanese kill Godzilla with missiles made of cadmium (Cd, 48)? How did radium (Ra, 88) nearly ruin … more

The Josephson Volt: NIST's First Quantum Electrical Standard
Start Date: 12/02/2011

The development of voltage standards based on superconductive tunnel junctions began with the 1962 pred more

The New Era of Human 2.0 New Minds, New Bodies, and New Identities
Start Date: 11/18/2011

Society is at the threshold of a new age when machines will no longer be separate, lifeless mechanisms, but will instead be intimate extensions of … more

Edward Teller and the Other Martians of Science
Start Date: 11/04/2011

An extraordinary group of scientists in the last century included the aerodynamicist Theodore von Kármán, the physicists Leo Szilard, Eugene P. … more

Why (and How) Bayes’ Rule Rules
Start Date: 10/21/2011

If you are not already thinking as a Bayesian, maybe you should be. Applied practically everywhere from DNA decoding to homeland security, Bayes' … more

CIRMS 2011 20th Anniversary
Start Date: 10/17/2011

The 20th Annual Meeting of the Council on Ionizing Radiation Measurements and Standards will focus on public perception of ionizing radiation. For … more

Affordable Semi-Manufacturing: Implications for Microelectronics and Finding a New Patch into the Future
Start Date: 09/23/2011

Image provided by the speaker.   Manufacturability and reliability of next generation devices is sure to be a challenge in a world of post-CMOS … more

Send for the Doctor--Surgery and Medical Care During the Civil War
Start Date: 09/09/2011

The lecture and slide show will focus on Dr. Edward Stonestreet's life and medical career as they related to the Civil War in which he served the … more

Graphene Materials in the Flatland
Start Date: 07/26/2011

Image 1 credit: Courtesy of U. Montan / Images 2 & 3 provided by speaker   The 2-dimensional material called graphene remained undiscovered … more

The Avogadro Project A 25 Year Quest
Start Date: 05/20/2011

The Avogadro constant is an important input parameter for the international effort to redefine the kilogram on the basis of a fundamental physical … more

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