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The League of SI Superheroes is Running out of Time!
Release Date: 05/29/2015

The League of SI Superheroes is back! Working from their not-terribly-secret HQ at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the … more

Dimensional Measurements of First VLOC Pressure Sensor Parts
Release Date: 05/28/2015

Top: PML Dimensional Metrology Group’s John Stoup making measurements of the piston gauge using a coordinate measuring machine (CMM). Bottom: The … more

New Chip Defect-finding Scheme Attracts Industry Leaders
Release Date: 05/27/2015

A diagram of a transistor showing where the signal enters and where it is collected in both charge pumping and the new frequency-modulated charge … more

Calibration for Micro-Flows
Release Date: 05/27/2015

Bench setup of the prototype system, with weigh scale at left and micro-flow meters in center. Click on image for captions. Many medical … more

Dynamic Pressure Standards
Release Date: 05/19/2015

In recent years, the physical damage done by pressure waves – such as traumatic brain injuries from explosives sustained by military personnel in … more

Two NIST Experts Named Service to America Medal Finalists
Release Date: 05/06/2015

Two National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers have been named finalists for 2015 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America … more

Photonic Thermometers: Out of the Lab, Into a Bucket of Water
Release Date: 04/28/2015

Close-ups of two "packaged" photonic thermometers, each with its ponytail of optical fibers. A droplet of hardened, transparent epoxy (center) … more

Why Firefighters Get Steam Burns: Exploratory Study Underway
Release Date: 04/27/2015

The humidity test chamber used in the experiments. Fabric swatches are bolted to a sample box which houses a humidity and temperature sensor, and … more

Seeing 3D Shapes with SEM
Release Date: 04/27/2015

A three-dimensional reconstruction of chip features from measurements using the NIST model-library method. As microchip feature dimensions … more

Getting Better All the Time: JILA Strontium Atomic Clock Sets New Records
Release Date: 04/21/2015

In another advance at the far frontiers of timekeeping by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers, the latest … more

NIST Tightens the Bounds on the Quantum Information 'Speed Limit'
Release Date: 04/14/2015

If you’re designing a new computer, you want it to solve problems as fast as possible. Just how fast is possible is an open question when it comes … more

Precocious GEM: Shape-Shifting Sensor Can Report Conditions from Deep in the Body
Release Date: 03/27/2015

Scientists working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have devised and … more

Identifying Plutonium Isotope Ratios
Release Date: 03/23/2015

Two of the TES-based devices sitting on one key of a computer keyboard. The brown rectangle at the top is the mount upon which the … more

New Neutron Detector Design
Release Date: 03/09/2015

A team of researchers has successfully demonstrated a new design concept for a neutron detector that does not rely – as nearly all current models … more

Computing for Better Radiation Therapy
Release Date: 02/19/2015

A photograph of the free-air chamber used for the physical measurements (left) and the corresponding model used in the computational simulations … more

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