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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

NIST's New Science and Engineering Research Tool DLMF
Start Date: 05/13/2011

Mathematics is the universal language of science and engineering but has yet to develop a universally-accepted method of presentation on the World … more

The Polyvalent Gold Nanoparticle Conjugate Material Synthesis, Biodiagnostics, and Intracellular Gene Regulations
Start Date: 04/29/2011

Over the past decade we have developed methods for modifying nanoparticles with oligonucleotides and explored how they can be used as designer … more

Diagnostics for Bone Disease Taking the High Road or the Low Road to Standardization
Start Date: 04/08/2011

Each year the incidence of osteoporosis-related fractures in women is greater than the incidence of heart attacks, strokes, and breast cancer … more

Recombinant Proteins in Milk A Bioreactor That Eats Hay
Start Date: 03/25/2011

The mammary gland has exceptional capacity for secretion.  To harness this ability, a milk specific promoter is used to direct expression of … more

Big Data, New Physics and Geospatial Super-Food
Start Date: 03/11/2011

As large collections of data come together, some very exciting and somewhat unexpected things happen.  As data grow, the quality of predictions … more


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