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NISTAR Radiometer Scheduled to Fly
Release Date: 12/02/2014

The NISTAR instrument prior to mounting on the DSCOVR spacecraft. The NIST Advanced Radiometer (NISTAR), mothballed for more than a decade, is … more

Progress in Nanowire Arrays
Release Date: 12/02/2014

Scanning electron microscope image of an array of GaN nanowires with a spacing of 800 nm. Defect-free nanowires with diameters in the range of 100 … more

Low Error-Rate Detectors for Telecom
Release Date: 12/02/2014

NIST scientists have devised an experimental photon-detection system for communications with error rates far below even the most ideal … more

Computing with Single Atoms
Release Date: 11/26/2014

Left: Large atomic terraces. Right: Atomic resolution patterning by scanning tunneling microscope . As features on silicon microchips continue to … more

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

Testing the spectral properties of the tile. Image: Joaquim Goes/NOAA. The world's oceans face multiple threats, and fisheries, marine biologists, … 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

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