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Displaying news from March 04, 2016 To May 03, 2016

NIST’s Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board Names New Chair
Release Date: April 29, 2016

Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Director Willie E. May today announced the appointment of Christopher Boyer as … more

NIST Awards First Entrepreneurship Grant
Release Date: April 28, 2016

During his postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Chris Brown designed a lens system that has the potential to improve the performance of imaging and … more

NIST Kicks Off Effort to Defend Encrypted Data from Quantum Computer Threat
Release Date: April 28, 2016

If an exotic quantum computer is invented that could break the codes we depend on to protect confidential electronic information, what will we do to maintain our security and privacy? That's the … more

CNST Releases the Spring 2016 Edition of the CNST News
Release Date: April 27, 2016

The NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) is pleased to announce the release of the Spring 2016 edition of The CNST News. This quarterly newsletter highlights recent … more

New Chip-Based Sensor Finds Power in Versatility
Release Date: April 26, 2016

Prototype Deconstructed: PML's John Lehman holds a circular wafer full of chips, each of which features a carbon nanotube-coated "lollipop." When assembled, the chips are mounted to the base … more

Chile Quake at Epicenter of Expanding Disaster and Failure Data Repository
Release Date: April 26, 2016

Feb. 27, 2010, is a date that most Chileans will probably never forget. On that day, the sixth strongest earthquake in recorded history—packing a force greater than the most powerful thermonuclear … more

Peer Network of Executives Ends Fellowship with Leadership and its Challenges Addressed
Release Date: April 25, 2016

The Baldrige Performance Excellence Program is proud to announce the completion of the year-long Baldrige Executive Fellows Program by 15 senior leaders exploring all aspects of leadership through … more

NIST’s Million-Pound Weight Stack Restoration is Complete
Release Date: April 25, 2016

PML restoration team and leadership in front of the newly refurbished million-pound weightstack. From left to right: Project Leader Rick Seifarth, Sam Ho, Kevin Chesnutwood, and Mass and … more

NIST MEP to Help Small Manufacturers Engage with Manufacturing Innovation Institutes
Release Date: April 22, 2016

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will provide up to $7 million in funding for pilot projects to benefit small U.S. manufacturers by enhancing collaboration between its … more

Head to Head: Photonic Pressure Sensors vs. Mercury-Based Standard
Release Date: April 21, 2016

PML's Jacob Ricker with the two FLOCs (copper boxes, center) and the mercury manometer (blue column, right).When a team of researchers at NIST’s Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML) first … more

Optical Clocks Synched to Femtoseconds Over Air
Release Date: April 21, 2016

TOP: Time information is transmitted between sites across a turbulent air path. Real-time feedback is supplied to the clock at site B to synchronize it with the clock at site A. BOTTOM: … more

NIST Could Help Keep Sequestered Carbon From Blowin’ in the Wind
Release Date: April 20, 2016

Capturing carbon dioxide gas and storing it underground is a promising strategy for reducing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

Department of Commerce Releases R&D Roadmap for Using Data Analysis to Enhance Public Safety
Release Date: April 19, 2016

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Commerce today issued the Public Safety Analytics R&D Roadmap, which outlines opportunities to spur innovation and improve public safety by making data more … more

Public Safety Data Analytics Roadmap
Release Date: April 19, 2016

In a press release issued today, the Department of Commerce announced the release of the Public Safety Analytics R&D Roadmap, developed by the Communications Technology Laboratory's Public … more

How Do Nature’s Materials Stack Up? “Patchy” Framework Offers New Insights into Self-Assembly
Release Date: April 19, 2016

Nature’s toolkit includes its still-matchless ability to effortlessly assemble proteins, membranes and other complex structures from parts lists of atoms, molecules and particles of various sizes … more

NIST Releases 2015 Department of Commerce Technology Transfer Report
Release Date: April 18, 2016

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released the Department of Commerce's (DOC) 2015 Technology Transfer Report. The annual report provides comprehensive statistics on the … more

Benefits of the Baldrige Framework in U.S. Health Care: A Summary of Recent News
Release Date: April 18, 2016

Benefits of using the Baldrige Excellence Framework in U.S. health care organizations are well established. Recent news stories and other publications and media continue to highlight the value of … more

New Nanodevice Shifts Light's Color at Single-Photon Level
Release Date: April 18, 2016

Converting a single photon from one color, or frequency, to another is an essential tool in quantum communication, which harnesses the subtle correlations between the subatomic properties of … more

Precision Testing for MEMS Accelerometers
Release Date: April 8, 2016

The goniometer-based instrument. The pivot arm is shown with a three-axis accelerometer mounted. Credit: NIST/PML. Click on image for enlarged view of the mounting area.They activate airbags. … more

Commerce Deputy Secretary Andrews Honors Four Organizations with 2015 Baldrige Award
Release Date: April 7, 2016

Describing them as “the nation’s role models for excellence,” U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews presented four U.S. organizations on April 3, 2016, with the Malcolm Baldrige National … more

Newly Patented NIST Technique Creates Precisely Sized Nanocontainers Useful for Drug Delivery
Release Date: April 7, 2016

What if doctors could deliver anti-cancer drugs directly to tumors without making patients sick? Bringing this dream of targeted drug delivery closer to reality for pharmaceutical manufacturers, … more

DNA-Encoded Circuits Made Easier, Faster, and More Measurable
Release Date: April 1, 2016

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston University, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a powerful tool for programming … more

For Rechargeable Batteries That Crush the Competition, Crush This Material
Release Date: April 1, 2016

By chemically modifying and pulverizing a promising group of compounds, scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have potentially brought safer, solid-state … more

NIST Releases New Document on its Cryptographic Standards and Guidelines Process
Release Date: March 31, 2016

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released the final version of a document outlining its process for developing cryptographic standards and guidelines. NIST … more

Improving CD-AFM Measurements from the Tip Down
Release Date: March 31, 2016

Figure 1. Scanning electron microscope image of the SCCDRM sample, displaying the pattern of near-vertical sidewalls with varying linewidths, high uniformity, and known linewidth values.   As … more

Neutron Microscope: Waiting for the Lens to Come
Release Date: March 30, 2016

PML's Dan Hussey in the shielded cave where the neutron microscope will be housed.When the world’s first workhorse neutron microscope – currently being designed and built by a collaboration … more

New NIST Security Standard Can Protect Credit Cards, Health Information
Release Date: March 29, 2016

For many years, when you swiped your credit card, your number would be stored on the card reader, making encryption difficult to implement. Now, after nearly a decade of collaboration with … more

Multilingual Circuit: NIST’s “Optomechanical Transducer” Links Sound, Light and Radio Waves
Release Date: March 28, 2016

Researchers working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a “piezo-optomechanical circuit” that converts signals among optical, acoustic and radio waves. A … more

Cybersecurity Framework Comments Reveal Views on a Framework Update, Increased Need to Share Best Practices and Expand Awareness
Release Date: March 24, 2016

Critical-infrastructure leaders and others have provided feedback on the voluntary, federally led Cybersecurity Framework at the invitation of the National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

NIST Boulder Labs Closed on Thursday, March 24, 2016
Release Date: March 24, 2016

On Thursday, March 24 NIST Boulder Labs in Boulder, CO is closed due to a continuing snow storm. All conferences and meetings are cancelled or postponed. The snow accumulation continued through … more

NIST Boulder Labs Closed on Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Release Date: March 23, 2016

On Wednesday, March 23 NIST Boulder Labs in Boulder, CO is closed due to a continuing snow storm. All conferences and meetings are cancelled or postponed. Below is guidance for NIST employees: … more

NIST, Partners Set Research Agenda for Protecting Firefighters from Harm
Release Date: March 23, 2016

If there is anything common among the 1.1 million firefighters—both career and volunteer—serving in the United States, it’s that at any moment, they may be required to put their lives on the line … more

NIST Develops First Widely Useful Measurement Standard for Breast Cancer MRI
Release Date: March 23, 2016

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed the first widely useful standard for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the breast, a method used to … more

Large Turnout for Funding Opportunity Briefing for DOC-Funded Manufacturing Institutes — Video Available Online
Release Date: March 18, 2016

On Tuesday, March 8th, 2016, the NIST Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) hosted over 200 participants for a Proposers’ Day, where the attendees learned the details of applying for a DOC/NIST … more

NIST Statement on ASTM E2329-14
Release Date: March 17, 2016

Since 2013, NIST has partnered with the U.S. Department of Justice to establish improved, more scientifically rigorous methods for collecting, analyzing, and reporting on forensic evidence. As part … more

New Cohort Selected for Prestigious Baldrige Executive Fellows Program
Release Date: March 17, 2016

Eighteen executives have been selected to the prestigious Baldrige Executive Fellows Program, the only executive leadership fellowship that provides one-on-one access to leaders of Baldrige Award … more

Consortium Names NIST’s May Top Lab Director, Honors Indoor Air Quality Researchers
Release Date: March 17, 2016

The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) has named Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Director … more

Amping Antimicrobial Discovery with Automation
Release Date: March 16, 2016

The antimicrobial arsenal that we count on to save millions of lives each year is alarmingly thin—and these microbes are rapidly evolving resistance to our weapons. But help may be on the way: In a … more

NIST Creates Fundamentally Accurate Quantum Thermometer
Release Date: March 15, 2016

Better thermometers might be possible as a result of a discovery at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), where physicists have found a way to calibrate temperature … more

New Microwave Imaging Approach Opens a Nanoscale View on Processes in Liquids
Release Date: March 15, 2016

U.S. government nanotechnology researchers have demonstrated a new window to view what are now mostly clandestine operations occurring in soggy, inhospitable realms of the nanoworld—technologically … more

New Phantom for Breast Cancer Screening
Release Date: March 14, 2016

The new breast phantom consists of two components. The one at left is designed to provide a standard for measuring proton spin relaxation time, which varies with different kinds of tissue. … more

Attackers Honing In On Teleworkers? How Organizations Can Secure Their Data
Release Date: March 14, 2016

As the number of employees who telework trends upward—and new kinds of devices are used in telework—the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is updating its guidance to include the … more

Not So Fast: Overlooked Resistance May Inflate Estimates of Organic-Semiconductor Performance
Release Date: March 10, 2016

It’s hardly a character flaw, but organic transistors—the kind envisioned for a host of flexible electronics devices—behave less than ideally, or at least not up to the standards set by their … more

NIST’s Internet Time Service Serves the World
Release Date: March 8, 2016

The Internet Time Service operated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) serves much of the Earth, with customers from around the globe. In one month of study alone, just two … more

NIST Invents Fleet and Fast Test for Nanomanufacturing Quality Control
Release Date: March 4, 2016

Manufacturers may soon have a speedy and nondestructive way to test a wide array of materials under real-world conditions, thanks to an advance that researchers at the National Institute of … more

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