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Field of Dreams

A field off River Road, about 10 miles from NIST Gaithersburg campus, once held the world’s largest radio telescope and

Solar Eclipse 1936

NIST physicist Irvine C. Gardner designed a 4-meter long eclipse camera with a 23-centimeter astrographic lens to study

QA to QC Thanks to Dr. Fanti

If you have ever discovered a useful library book in the QA to QC shelf number range (Mathematics, Astronomy, and

Welding for Ultrahigh Vacuum

April is National Welding Month, a time dedicated to highlighting accomplishments in this important field. At NIST in

Computer Vision 1986

An image of Ernest Kent from NIST’s Industrial Systems Division is analyzed by the Pipelined Image Processing Engine

Calculating Color

Harry Keegan of NIST’s Photometry & Colorimetry Division using a mechanical calculator in 1958 to compute color

Lightning in the Lab

A 300,000-volt simulated lightning bolt produced in NIST’s high-voltage measurement laboratory in 1984. NIST helped

NIST Tests Home Construction

A giant Rubik’s Cube? An early modernist-style building? We weren’t sure what to make of this photo taken on the NIST

Print Your Own NIST Postcards

Twelve postcards showcasing NIST historic photos are now available to download from the NIST Digital Archives. The

NIST at the World's Fair

The World’s Fair exhibitions are some of the most famous events in modern history, from the Exposition Universelle of