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Four PML Scientists Honored
Release Date: 07/01/2015

In recent days, four scientists in the Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have … more

Ultra-stable JILA Microscopy Technique Tracks Tiny Objects for Hours
Release Date: 06/30/2015

JILA researchers have designed a microscope instrument so stable that it can accurately measure the 3D movement of individual molecules over many … more

Progress Report with Photos: Restoration of NIST’s Million-Pound Deadweight Machine
Release Date: 06/30/2015

A restored component of the million-pound deadw more

Today, Pause for a Second
Release Date: 06/30/2015

For the great majority of human history, the earth's rotation—the apparent motion of the sun and stars across the sky—kept time far more precisely … more

NIST-led Effort Yields New International Standard for Dynamic Liquid Measuring Systems
Release Date: 06/26/2015

Milk, beer, and fuels are just some of the liquids whose measurement systems are addressed by the new international standard. When measuring large … more

Gates Foundation Rep Visits PML Vaccine Transport Lab
Release Date: 06/26/2015

PML’s Michal Chojnacky (left) giving a tour of her vaccine thermometry lab to the Gates Foundation’s Stephen Hadley. This month, a representative … more

Vacuum Fluctuations: Measuring the Unreal
Release Date: 06/23/2015

In this universe, anything that can vibrate will vibrate, and no oscillator is ever truly at rest. Even when an object such as an atom or … more

40th Time and Frequency Seminar
Release Date: 06/23/2015

About 40 participants from industry, US government agencies and academia participated in the 40th Annual Time and Frequency Metrology Seminar at … more

Reading the Secrets of Ancient Light
Release Date: 06/19/2015

Polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background. Colors indicate warmer (red) and cooler (blue) spots. The white bars show the polarization … more

To Give Cancer a Deadly Fever, NIST Explores Better Nanoparticle Design
Release Date: 06/16/2015

Heat may be the key to killing certain types of cancer, and new research from a team including National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

Keynote Speakers Announced for the International Symposium on Forensic Science Error Management
Release Date: 06/09/2015

  #NISTForensics We are pleased to introduce our two keynote speakers for the first-ever International Symposium on Forensic Science Error … more

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

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