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Taking Measure

Just a Standard Blog

Mark Esser

Mark Esser is a writer in the NIST Public Affairs Office and contributing editor of Taking Measure (this blog). When he's not struggling to cleverly turn a phrase, he enjoys hiking, kayaking and watching TV with his dog. 

Keeping Time at NIST

Einstein is reported to have once said that time is what a clock measures. Some say that what we experience as time is really our experience of the phenomenon

Top 7 NIST Visuals of 2019

Science, while important, is often thought of as, well, kind of dry in the ocular department. The visuals commonly associated with scientific endeavors are

Top 6 NIST News Stories of 2019

Measurement is a subject that touches upon just about everything, from the food we eat and the medicines we take to our investigations of the fundamental

Top 5 NIST Blog Posts of 2019

It’s December, and that means it’s time for us to reflect on the past year, and what a year it was! This year tens of thousands of people tuned into the