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Learning from the Best of the Best

For the last 30 years, NIST and the Department of Commerce, together with the President of the United States, have been recognizing the nation’s most

Building a Firearms Toolmark Database

Although they are mass produced, every firearm is unique, and when fired, they leave unique markings called toolmarks on the bullet and cartridge casing. Law

Additive Manufacturing Equals Excitement

I research additive manufacturing, which some people call solid freeform fabrication, but most people know as 3-D printing. Additive manufacturing covers a wide

Celebrating World Accreditation Day

Want to pique interest in a subject area? Throw a party — right? Enter 2008 and World Accreditation Day. It was Monday, June 9, to be exact. I would love to be

Make a Mint Using Measurement Science

Put your hands together. Now move them back and forth to rub them against each other. Feel that heat? That’s from friction. No matter if it’s between siblings

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