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LEDs Get a Life Sentence

The light-emitting diode (LED) appears on track to become the light of our lives. Switching to bright, energy-efficient, durable, and environmentally friendly

Making the Case for History

The original Declaration of Independence on display at the National Archives reaches its 237th anniversary this year protected by NIST science and engineering

Seeing the Oceans in Their True Colors

Much of what is known about the state of the Earth's oceans, and how they change over time, comes from satellite monitoring of reflected and thermally emitted

Gauging the Needs of the Petroleum Industry

When he looked at the dramatic increase in his laboratory's thread gauge calibration income – a 50 % increase over last year and a 1000 % increase from 14 years

UV Ray of Hope for Safer Drinking Water

A group of researchers from PML's Sensor Science Division is part of a project that will have a direct effect on improved safety of the nation's drinking water

New SRM for Bullet Casings

At a time when the reliability of crime lab findings is under increasing scrutiny, PML researchers have provided law enforcement with an important new tool for

New Point for Dew Point

Peter Huang of the Sensor Science Division's Temperature and Humidity group has devised a new humidity generator that enables dew-point measurements up to 98 °C

Beaming Up on the Way to Space

Space may be the final frontier. But often a few trips to PML are necessary before things can get off the ground. One recent case in point is the test of an

Progress and Promise in DIAL LIDAR

For climatologists and environmental policy makers who need to determine the flux of greenhouse gases (GHG), there are three paramount questions: Where is it

UV Lithography: Taking Extreme Measures

Sometime soon, microchip fabricators will take the next major step in the relentless reduction of feature size, from the current minimum of 22 nm down to 10 nm