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Taking Measure

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Top NIST Images of 2018

There’s nothing quite like a captivating image to make you want to learn more. And nowhere is that more apparent than when it comes to sometimes hard-to

Mooning Over Measurement

I’ve worked with many valuable materials in my career. Precious metals like gold and platinum, rare engineered nanomaterials, and fragile gemstones nearly as

A Slice of Math Functions for Pi Day

Happy Pi Day! No, not pie day, Pi Day . That Greek character pi, π, that you’ve heard of but aren’t quite sure what the big deal is. Pi is the ratio of a circle

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Taking Measure is the official blog of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

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