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Displaying news from March 26, 2015 To May 25, 2015

‘Measuring Stick’ Standard for Gene Sequencing Now Available from NIST
Release Date: May 21, 2015

The world’s first reference material to help ensure laboratories accurately “map” DNA for genetic testing, medical diagnoses and future customized drug therapies is now available from the National … more

NIST Seeks to Fill Three Vacancies on Forensic Science Standards Organization
Release Date: May 21, 2015

NIST's Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC), the 540-member group working to develop a uniform set of forensic science standards and guidelines, is seeking to fill three vacancies on … more

Global Cities Expo to Showcase ‘Internet of Things’ Apps, June 1
Release Date: May 20, 2015

The community of the future will solve problems using machines linked and coordinated by Internet-style networks. For a glimpse of this exciting future as it arrives, visit the Global Cities Teams … more

Standard Knowledge for Robots
Release Date: May 19, 2015

What do you know? There is now a world standard for capturing and conveying the knowledge that robots possess—or, to get philosophical about it, an ontology for automatons.Crafted by a working … more

Dynamic Pressure Standards
Release Date: May 19, 2015

In recent years, the physical damage done by pressure waves – such as traumatic brain injuries from explosives sustained by military personnel in the Middle East – has become an increasingly urgent … more

Get Ahold of This: NIST to Demonstrate Tests of Grasping by Robot Hands
Release Date: May 19, 2015

The act of grasping and shaking hands is a defining human ritual, with the grip intimating traits of each person involved. But what about our android counterparts?What does the grip of a robot’s … more

Baldrige Judges Panel Welcomes New Members and Chair
Release Date: May 18, 2015

Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker recently appointed three new members to the Judges Panel for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. The new judges are as follows: Ken DavisMiriam … more

NIST Announces 2016 Plans for Manufacturing Center Competitions
Release Date: May 15, 2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) has announced that it will hold two separate competitions in 2016 for MEP centers in … more

NIST Aims for Tool to Help Manufacturers Select Wireless Network That’s Right for Them
Release Date: May 14, 2015

Going wireless is appealing to a growing number of manufacturers. Using wireless sensor networks to monitor and control equipment and processes eliminates the costly labyrinth of dedicated cabling … more

NIST-led Research Group Creates First Whispering Gallery for Graphene Electrons
Release Date: May 8, 2015

GAITHERSBURG, MD--An international research group led by scientists at the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed a technique for creating … more

Building a High-Tech Future Through Partnerships & Planning: Commerce's NIST Announces $7.8 Million in Advanced Manufacturing Technology Grants
Release Date: May 8, 2015

Guest blog post by Michael F Molnar Director, Advanced Manufacturing Office, NIST Mike F MolnarCredit: NIST The power and performance of the computer chip have improved like clockwork for … more

NIST Awards $7.8 Million for Advanced Manufacturing Technology Planning Grants
Release Date: May 7, 2015

GAITHERSBURG, MD--The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today announced 16 awards totaling $7.8 million to help accelerate the growth of advanced … more

Baldrige Leaders Recognized Among "Top 25 Women in Health Care"
Release Date: May 7, 2015

Modern Healthcare's annual "Top 25 Women in Health Care 2015" list includes three health care leaders whose involvement with the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program suggest the continued impact … more

NIST Contributes to IEC White Paper on Wireless Sensor Networks, IOT
Release Date: May 6, 2015

A new white paper by an international team surveys the role of wireless sensor networks in the evolution of the Internet of Things (IoT). The report catalogs current needs for underlying standards … more

Two NIST Experts Named Service to America Medal Finalists
Release Date: May 6, 2015

Two National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers have been named finalists for 2015 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals, which recognize excellence and innovation in the … more

Go Figure: What is the Most Efficient Design for New Single-Family Home?
Release Date: May 6, 2015

What is the optimal energy efficiency design for a new single-family house? Two economists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) took a crack at answering this important … more

Senate Confirms May as 15th NIST Director
Release Date: May 5, 2015

Washington, D.C. – On May 4, 2015, the U.S. Senate confirmed Willie E. May as the second Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and the 15th director of the National Institute of … more

Photonic Thermometers: Out of the Lab, Into a Bucket of Water
Release Date: April 28, 2015

Close-ups of two "packaged" photonic thermometers, each with its ponytail of optical fibers. A droplet of hardened, transparent epoxy (center) connects a fiber optic array (top) to a photonic … more

NIST Seeks Community Input on Disaster Resilience Planning Guide
Release Date: April 28, 2015

Guest blog post by Willie May, Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and Acting NIST Director.When disaster strikes, communities often suffer devastating losses of people … more

Why Firefighters Get Steam Burns: Exploratory Study Underway
Release Date: April 27, 2015

The humidity test chamber used in the experiments. Fabric swatches are bolted to a sample box which houses a humidity and temperature sensor, and that ensemble is placed inside the … more

Seeing 3D Shapes with SEM
Release Date: April 27, 2015

A three-dimensional reconstruction of chip features from measurements using the NIST model-library method. As microchip feature dimensions approach atomic scale, it becomes formidably … more

NIST Releases Draft Community Resilience Planning Guide for Public Review
Release Date: April 27, 2015

Remarks by Dr. Willie E. May, Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and Acting NIST Director, at the Launch of the NIST Community Resilience Planning Guide, Texas Southern … more

NIST and NSF Partner to Launch Industry-University Consortium to Provide Input on National Advanced Manufacturing Research and Development Priorities
Release Date: April 22, 2015

The U.S. Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced today that they will establish a consortium to provide … more

'Standing Room Only’ for PML’s Hands-On Dimensional Metrology Workshop
Release Date: April 22, 2015

Workshop attendee using a Universal Length Measuring Machine.Earlier this month, PML’s Dimensional Metrology Group hosted a three-day hands-on training event for 13 industry and government … more

Baldrige Endorses Manufacturing Day
Release Date: April 22, 2015

To support U.S. manufacturing and to connect Baldrige community schools and manufacturers with resources, the Baldrige Program has become an endorser of Manufacturing Day 2015. Established in 2012, … more

Nanoelectronics Conference Focuses on Future of Semiconductor Manufacturing
Release Date: April 22, 2015

The characterization technology needed for nanoelectronic materials and device research, development, and manufacturing was discussed by experts from industry, government, and academia at the 2015 … more

Getting Better All the Time: JILA Strontium Atomic Clock Sets New Records
Release Date: April 21, 2015

In another advance at the far frontiers of timekeeping by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers, the latest modification of a record-setting strontium atomic clock has … more

New Report Recommends Policies for Improved Preservation of Biological Evidence
Release Date: April 20, 2015

All states should have laws ensuring that criminal justice systems properly handle, store and retain forensic biological evidence, according to a new report* from the National Institute of … more

It's a Trap! But That's Okay for Novel Light-Detecting Material
Release Date: April 17, 2015

Traps. Whether you’re squaring off against the Empire or trying to wring electricity out of sunlight, they’re almost never a good thing. But sometimes you can turn that trap to your advantage. A … more

NIST Technique Can Measure Volumes of Key ‘Lab on a Chip’ Components
Release Date: April 17, 2015

Imagine shrinking tubes and beakers—in fact, most of a clinical chemistry lab—down to the size of a credit card. When engineers figured out how to do that two decades ago, they enabled complex … more

Commerce Acting Under Secretary Encourages Business to take Active Role in Corporate Cyber Security
Release Date: April 17, 2015

The acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology today called on corporate CEOs and board members to take active roles in managing how their institutions deal with cybersecurity … more

Executives Prepare to Tackle Strategic Leadership Challenges During Year-Long Fellowship
Release Date: April 16, 2015

Embarking on a year-long fellowship to dialogue on all aspects of leadership and how it relates to a visionary focus, operational intelligence, engagement, and delivering results, fifteen … more

Executives Solve Leadership Challenges with the Baldrige Framework
Release Date: April 16, 2015

The Baldrige Program is proud to announce the completion of the year-long Baldrige Executive Fellows Program by 14 senior leaders exploring all aspects of leadership through the lens of the … more

NIST Requests Comments for Revising Its Electronic Authentication Guideline
Release Date: April 14, 2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is requesting public comment on a possible update of its 2012 Electronic Authentication Guideline. Credit: © … more

NIST Makes 'Bio Inspired' Flame Retardants in a Jiffy
Release Date: April 14, 2015

After devising several new and promising "green" flame retardants for furniture padding, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers took a trip to the grocery store and … more

NIST Develops NMR ‘Fingerprinting’ for Monoclonal Antibodies
Release Date: April 14, 2015

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers at the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR) have demonstrated the most precise method yet to measure the … more

NIST to Launch Review of Resilience Planning Guide at Houston Workshop, April 27, 2015
Release Date: April 14, 2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)will issue the full draft of its Community Resilience Planning Guide for Buildings and Infrastructure for public comment during a workshop … more

New Report: Online Identity Projects are Creating More Options for Businesses, Individuals
Release Date: April 14, 2015

Organizations and individuals have more options for securely and conveniently confirming identity online, thanks to a grant program that has been funding pilot projects in support of the National … more

NIST Tightens the Bounds on the Quantum Information 'Speed Limit'
Release Date: April 14, 2015

If you’re designing a new computer, you want it to solve problems as fast as possible. Just how fast is possible is an open question when it comes to quantum computers, but physicists at the … more

Securing a Public Safety Broadband Network with Identity Management
Release Date: April 14, 2015

Th First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), part of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), is building a nationwide public safety broadband network to provide … more

Commerce Deputy Secretary Andrews Honors Four Organizations with the 2014 Baldrige Award
Release Date: April 13, 2015

On April 12, 2015, U.S. Commerce Department Deputy Secretary Bruce Andrews presented four U.S. organizations with the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation's highest honor for … more

Report Charts a Research Path for Improving 'Printed' Metal Parts
Release Date: April 13, 2015

Additive manufacturing has been called a game changer. But new games require new instructions, and the manuals for a growing assortment of methods for building parts and products … more

Carroll Thomas Named Director of the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Release Date: April 9, 2015

 Carroll Thomas/Credit:NIST Carroll Thomas has been appointed director of the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). In … more

World Standards Day 2015 Paper Competition
Release Date: April 8, 2015

Announcing the SES Paper Competition In Honor of the U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day 2015 The World Standards Day Paper Competition is co-sponsored by SES (The Society for Standards … more

Vendors Sought to Develop Model System for Identity and Access Management for Financial Services Companies
Release Date: April 6, 2015

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) is seeking collaborators on an effort to demonstrate an identity and access management system for financial services organizations. Current … more

NIST Request Comments on Its Big Data Framework Development
Release Date: April 6, 2015

As part of a major collaborative effort to develop a standard framework to make it easier for scientists to use "Big Data" sets in their work, the National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

NIST Calls for Final Comments on Guide to Protecting Sensitive Information on Nonfederal Systems
Release Date: April 3, 2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is requesting comments on the second and final draft of a guidance document for federal agencies on protecting the confidentiality of … more

NIST Invites Comments on Challenges in Protecting Consumer Data
Release Date: April 2, 2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites the public to comment on a report from the Feb. 12, 2015, Executive Technical Workshop on Improving Cybersecurity and Consumer … more

Comments Sought on Access Control Building Block
Release Date: April 2, 2015

NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has posted a revised draft white paper that will inform projects aimed at helping companies better manage who has access to their IT … more

Baldrige Program Tops in Leadership Development for Two Straight Years
Release Date: April 2, 2015

For the second year in a row, the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program (BPEP) has received the first place award in the government and military category of the Leadership 500 Excellence Awards, … more

NIST Advisory Committee 2014 Report Released
Release Date: April 1, 2015

The primary external advisory committee for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released its annual report to Congress today, expressing support for the institute's efforts in … more

Mind the Gap: Nanoscale Speed Bump Could Regulate Plasmons for High-Speed Data Flow
Release Date: April 1, 2015

The name sounds like something Marvin the Martian might have built, but the “nanomechanical plasmonic phase modulator” is not a doomsday device. Developed by a team of government and university … more

Federal Funding Opportunity Solicits Projects That Support Online Privacy
Release Date: March 31, 2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is soliciting applications for funding pilot privacy-enhancing technologies that embrace and advance the National Strategy for Trusted … more

David Wilson of Morgan State University Joins NIST Advisory Committee
Release Date: March 30, 2015

David Wilson Credit: Anderson/NIST David Wilson has joined the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT), the agency's primary … more

Spotlight on Commerce: Donna F. Dodson
Release Date: March 27, 2015

  Donna F. Dodson, Associate Director and Chief Cyber Security Advisor and Director, National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, Information Technology Laboratory, National Institute of … more

New Publications Scope Future Research, Detail Design and Operation of NIST's Net-Zero Energy House
Release Date: March 27, 2015

The NIST Net-Zero Energy Residential Test Facility in Gaithersburg, Md. Credit: Healthy Indoors Magazine/IAQ.net The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently … more

Precocious GEM: Shape-Shifting Sensor Can Report Conditions from Deep in the Body
Release Date: March 27, 2015

Scientists working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have devised and demonstrated a new, shape-shifting probe, about … more

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