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Five NIST Scientists Win APS Awards
Release Date: 11/25/2014

Five scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have won major awards from the American Physical Society, the … more

Helping VIIRS See Clearly
Release Date: 11/24/2014

Satellite observation has revolutionized our understanding of terrestrial conditions and climate dynamics. But the measurement science is … more

Magnetometer Deemed Attractive
Release Date: 11/24/2014

The NIST chip-scale magnetometer. The sensor is about as tall as a grain of rice. The widest block near the top of the device is an enclosed, … more

Ocean Color Standard Developed
Release Date: 11/24/2014

The color of reflected light from sunlit seawater contains important information about ocean health and the amount of dissolved carbon dioxide. … more

Spring Transport Mechanism
Release Date: 11/21/2014

Neutron radiographs of the spring-transport mechanism taken at the NIST Neutron Imaging Facility. Top: Valve closed. The mechanism captures the … more

Novel Sodium-Conducting Material Could Improve Rechargeable Batteries
Release Date: 11/04/2014

Rechargeable battery manufacturers may get a jolt from research performed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and several … more

UMD and NIST Announce the Creation of the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science
Release Date: 10/31/2014

Abby Robinson , UMD 301-405-4575 Center researchers aim to understand how quantum systems can store, transport, process information The University … more

NIST Launches New Calibration Service for High-Power Lasers
Release Date: 10/29/2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has launched a new calibration service for high-power lasers of the sort used by … more

NIST 'Combs' the Atmosphere to Measure Greenhouse Gases
Release Date: 10/29/2014

By remotely "combing" the atmosphere with a custom laser-based instrument, researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

X-ray Detector for Synchrotron Beamlines
Release Date: 10/24/2014

TES detector (at top of device) mounted for use in a beam line. Click on image for enlarged view. Photos: Dan Schmidt/NIST NIST scientists have … more

James Olthoff Named Director of NIST’s Physical Measurement Laboratory
Release Date: 10/15/2014

James Olthoff, a 27-year veteran of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has been named director of the agency's Physical … more

NIST Laser Comb System Maps 3D Surfaces Remotely for Manufacturing, Forensics
Release Date: 10/07/2014

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a laser-based imaging system that creates … more

NIST Quantum Probe Enhances Electric Field Measurements
Release Date: 10/07/2014

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Michigan have demonstrated a technique based on the … more

Simultaneous Imaging of Ferromagnetic and Ferroelectric Domains
Release Date: 10/01/2014

SEMPA image of a 15 µm-diameter cobalt iron d more

Generating Numbers of Photons
Release Date: 09/25/2014

A NIST team is at work on what promises to be one of the world’s most accurate methods for generating a specified number of photons, and has … more

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