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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

Getting a Critical Edge on Plutonium Identification
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

A New MAP for LED Lighting
Release Date: 02/19/2015

Ben Tsai (left) and Maria Nadal demonstrate one kind of solid-state light that can be more

Accelerometer Calibration Service
Release Date: 02/19/2015

In a few weeks, NIST will begin offering a new, state-of-the-art calibration service for accelerometers. Based on a technique called laser … more

Autonomous Atom Assembly of Nanostructures using a Scanning Tunneling Microscope
Release Date: 02/13/2015

Automated assembly of individual cobalt atoms on an atomically flat copper surface into simple geometric shapes, a square, a triangle, and a … more

Hidden Uncertainties Uncovered in Nuclear Forensic Measurement
Release Date: 02/02/2015

A visualization of the detectors used for anticoincidence more

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