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# News and Updates

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### Mass Revolution: Kibble Balances for All

NIST is working on a big project in a small package. When you want to weigh something – anything – in the United States, whether it’s a truck full of cargo or a

### Artifacts, Begone! NIST Improves Its Flagship Device for Measuring Mass

In a brightly lit subterranean lab at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) sits a room-sized electromechanical machine called the NIST-4

### Spotlight: Maria Munoz’s Journey Into Spectroscopy Took Her Around the World

To reach this point, NIST postdoctoral researcher Maria Munoz journeyed across borders and seas. Take a trip with us as we trace her career path from elementary

### NIST Researchers Link Cutting-Edge Gravity Research to Safer Operation of Construction Cranes

In the beginning, all that Stephan Schlamminger wanted to do was to write down an equation that would help him obtain a more precise value for G, the

### New Measurement Will Help Redefine International Unit of Mass

Using a state-of-the-art device for measuring mass, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have made their most precise

### The New Standard for Resistance Standards?

Contrary to the popular maxim, resistance is not futile. But it is quantized: The ratings of the heat-making resistors in your hair dryer or toaster ultimately

### Universe’s Constants Now Known with Sufficient Certainty to Completely Redefine the International System of Units

Fundamental constants are physical quantities that are universal in nature. For example, the speed of light in vacuum and the charge of a single electron are

### Big G Redux: Solving the Mystery of a Perplexing Result

If you spend time in physics research circles, you may have heard of the big G controversy. The universal constant of gravitation, G – affectionately known as

### Developing a 'Gold Standard' for Hall Resistance

PML researchers have developed a novel method of fabricating graphene-based microdevices that may hasten the arrival of a new generation of standards for

### Minimizing Uncertainty in Current Events

The electrical power industry – and the equipment makers and calibration laboratories that serve it – need to be able to quantify DC currents of hundreds or