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Displaying news from February 23, 2014 To April 24, 2014

NIST Helps Cancer Treatment Drugs Get Past Their Sticking Point
Release Date: April 22, 2014

Potentially valuable drugs slowed down by sticky molecules may get another shot at success. Joint research by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Genentech, the University of … more

New Online Course Based on NIST Research Highlights Insights on Modern Firefighting
Release Date: April 22, 2014

A new, free, online course offered by the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) highlights the tactical application of nearly two decades of research at the National Institute of … more

NIST Seeks Applicants to Join Forensic Science Committees
Release Date: April 22, 2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is accepting applications from members of the forensic science, criminal justice and academic research communities to serve on a new … more

Free NIST Web-Based Program Manages the App Vetting Workflow
Release Date: April 22, 2014

The first open source web application for managing the mobile app vetting process is available for free from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).Because mobile "apps" on smart … more

NIST Brings ASEAN Leaders Together to Focuses on Standards and Conformity Assessment
Release Date: April 22, 2014

On March 24-27, 2014, leaders in standards and conformity assessment from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) came to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in … more

NIST Conference Will Explore the Role of New Information Systems in Organizations, May 22, 2014
Release Date: April 22, 2014

Computers were once "just" tools to improve worker productivity, now information systems are recognized as an essential component of a successful organization. The best example is the rise of … more

NIST Removes Cryptography Algorithm from Random Number Generator Recommendations
Release Date: April 21, 2014

Following a public comment period and review, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has removed a cryptographic algorithm from its draft guidance on random number generators. … more

Executives Embark on Year-Long Fellowship
Release Date: April 17, 2014

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 sustainability, fourteen executives … more

Graduating Baldrige Fellows Vow to Continue Peer Engagement
Release Date: April 16, 2014

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

NIST Requests Comments on Smart Grid Framework Update
Release Date: April 16, 2014

The primary guiding document for creating the next-generation "smart" energy grid is getting its first major update in two years. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is … more

NIST Researchers Honored with Presidential Award
Release Date: April 15, 2014

Three National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers were among those honored April 14, 2014, at a White House reception as winners of Presidential Early Career Awards. The award … more

Baldrige Program Named Top Leadership Developer in Government
Release Date: April 14, 2014

The Baldrige Performance Excellence Program has received the first place award in the government and military category of the Leadership 500 Excellence Awards, an annual recognition of the world's … more

Calling Forensic Scientists: Apply Now to Join the NIST Organization of Scientific Area Committees
Release Date: April 11, 2014

The application process for positions in the new NIST Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) is now open. NIST is welcoming members of the forensic science, criminal justice and … more

SSM Health Care Leader Receives Baldrige Foundation Award
Release Date: April 10, 2014

At a ceremony during the Baldrige Program's Quest for Excellence Conference® in Baltimore, Sister Mary Jean Ryan, board chair of SSM Health Care (SSMHC), received the Harry S. Hertz Leadership … more

Now You See It: Electromagnetically Induced Transparency in a Silicon Nitride Optomechanical Crystal
Release Date: April 9, 2014

Researchers from the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) have observed electromagnetically induced transparency at room temperature and atmospheric pressure in a silicon nitride … more

Take F2: NIST's Latest, Most Accurate Time Standard Debuts
Release Date: April 8, 2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has officially launched a new atomic clock, called NIST-F2, to serve as a new U.S. civilian time and frequency standard, along with the … more

No Compromises: JILA's Short, Flexible, Reusable AFM Probe
Release Date: April 8, 2014

JILA researchers have engineered a short, flexible, reusable probe for the atomic force microscope (AFM) that enables state-of-the-art precision and stability in picoscale force measurements. … more

NIST Advisory Committee 2013 Annual Report Highlights Cybersecurity and Manufacturing
Release Date: April 8, 2014

The Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has sent its 2013 annual report to Congress. The committee focused its primary … more

President Obama, Secretary Pritzker Honor 2013 Baldrige Award Recipients
Release Date: April 8, 2014

In a letter honoring 2013 Baldrige Award recipients Pewaukee School District and Sutter Davis Hospital, President Barack Obama wrote, When our organizations maximize efficiency, enhance services … more

Save the Date for Mobile Forensics Workshop 2014
Release Date: April 8, 2014

Join digital evidence experts from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and partners for the NIST Mobile Forensics Workshop and Webcast on June 18, 2014. There is no cost to … more

Graphene Carrier Density
Release Date: April 7, 2014

Configuration of the QHE device showing dimensions. The blue-gray rectangle in the center is the open face of the Hall bar. The locations of graphene components are outlined by white lines. … more

Commerce Secretary Pritzker Honors Two Organizations with the 2013 Baldrige Award
Release Date: April 7, 2014

On April 6, 2014, U.S. Commerce Department Secretary Penny Pritzker presented two U.S. organizations with the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation's highest honor for organizational … more

New Data Analysis Finds Baldrige Framework Improves Management
Release Date: April 4, 2014

A recent study, "Insights from the Baldrige Award Item-Level Applicant Scoring Data," found strong evidence of scoring reliability as well as validity in the use of the Baldrige Criteria for … more

NIST Launches a New U.S. Time Standard: NIST-F2 Atomic Clock
Release Date: April 3, 2014

NIST-F2 Atomic Clock News Briefing: Opening Statement by Tom O’Brian, Chief, Time and Frequency Division Opening Statement by Steve Jefferts, NIST Project Leader, Primary Frequency StandardsWebinar … more

NIST's Simple Microfluidic Devices Now Have Valves
Release Date: April 2, 2014

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have added yet another innovation—miniature valves—to their ever-growing collection of inexpensive, easy-to-manufacture and … more

Value of Baldrige Criteria Affirmed at Conference of U.S. Health Care Executives
Release Date: March 31, 2014

U.S. hospitals and other health care organizations can raise the quality of health care while reducing costs by improving their performance using the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence as … more

NIST Issues Final Joplin Tornado Report, Begins Effort to Improve Standards and Codes
Release Date: March 28, 2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released the final report on its technical investigation into the impacts of the May 22, 2011, tornado that struck Joplin, Mo. The … more

Explaining Interactions between Light, Heat, and Charge Carriers in Silicon Photonic Microresonators
Release Date: March 27, 2014

In an article appearing in the March 28th issue of Physical Review Letters, researchers from Northwestern University working with researchers from the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and … more

FY 2015 Budget Request for NIST Focuses on Innovation, Technology Transfer and Economic Growth
Release Date: March 26, 2014

On March 13, 2014, the U.S. Department of Commerce released details about the President's fiscal year (FY) 2015 budget request to Congress for the National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

NIST Gives Astronomers a Better Ruler in the Search for Extrasolar Planets
Release Date: March 26, 2014

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have rejuvenated a technique for finding planets near distant stars.* New measurements of light from special lamps could … more

New Roadmap Outlines Research Path to Reduce Storm Impacts
Release Date: March 26, 2014

A new measurement science research and development (R&D) roadmap,* prepared for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) over the past two years by a private-sector group of … more

NCCoE Invites Collaboration on Energy Sector Cybersecurity Challenge
Release Date: March 26, 2014

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology seeks collaborators to address key security challenges in identity verification and … more

NIST: The Year in Patents
Release Date: March 26, 2014

Scientists and engineers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invent tools, technologies and techniques applicable to a spectrum of disciplines, including the biosciences, … more

Engineering for Privacy: NIST Workshop Meets April 9-10, 2014
Release Date: March 26, 2014

On April 9 and 10, 2014, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will host a workshop that focuses on developing "privacy engineering" to ensure that privacy is an integral part … more

Weighing Atoms to Apples
Release Date: March 26, 2014

New NIST watt balance, open for assembly and testing. In its final operating configuration, it will be covered and operate in vacuum.Very soon, the International System of Units (SI) may be … more

NIST Information Technology Professionals Recognized for Excellence
Release Date: March 26, 2014

Three employees of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently received awards for their national and international contributions to information technology.Naomi … more

Rochford Chosen to Head New Joint NIST/NTIA Communications Lab
Release Date: March 25, 2014

Officials of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have announced the selection of Kent Rochford to head NIST's new Communication Technology Laboratory (CTL) in Boulder, Colo. … more

PML Scientists Develop 3D SEM Metrology for 10 nm Structures
Release Date: March 21, 2014

Dr. András Vladár operates the NIST dimensional metrology reference scanning electron microscope. PML researchers have devised an idea for determining the three-dimensional shape of … more

Portable Frequency Comb Rolls Out of the Lab
Release Date: March 20, 2014

Co-developers Laura Sinclair (left) and Ian Coddington with a test version of the newly miniaturized portable frequency comb that fits in two small metal cases for a total volume of about 1 … more

Cell Phones and Cable Signals: Interference Can Happen
Release Date: March 20, 2014

Jason Coder (left) and John Ladbury in the reverberation chamber used for studying interference between cell phones and various kinds of telecommunications equipment. The angled metal … more

Magnetization Dynamics on the Femtosecond Time Scale
Release Date: March 20, 2014

The photon beam line of a HHG experiment to observe the dynamics of exchange interactions in a ferromagnetic alloy. X-ray pulses generated in the case at left travel to the right and are … more

NIST Chips Help BICEP2 Telescope Find Direct Evidence of Origin of the Universe
Release Date: March 18, 2014

The view back in time—way back to the origins of the universe—just got clearer. Much clearer. NIST chip identical to the 16 chips integrated into the BICEP2 telescope camera at the South Pole. Each … more

Application Form for NIST Organization of Scientific Area Committees Coming Soon
Release Date: March 18, 2014

The NIST Forensic Science Program expects to open the application process for members of the forensic science, criminal justice and academic research communities to join the new Organization of … more

NIST Gaithersburg Will Be Closed Monday, March 17, 2014
Release Date: March 17, 2014

On Monday, March 17, NIST Gaithersburg is closed with limited access due to snow and ice. All meetings and conferences are canceled for today. No public access will be permitted. Telework ready … more

NIST’s FY 2015 Budget Request Focuses on Innovation, Expands Technology Transfer and Economic Growth Priorities
Release Date: March 13, 2014

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Commerce released details today about the President’s fiscal year (FY) 2015 budget request to Congress for the National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

Top-100 List Again Demonstrates Baldrige Impact in U.S. Health Care
Release Date: March 12, 2014

In early March, Truven Health Analytics released its annual study identifying the 100 top hospitals (PDF) based on their overall organizational performance. As in previous years, health care … more

Magnetic Attraction: Physicists Pay Homage to the SQUID at 50
Release Date: March 11, 2014

From humble beginnings in a series of accidental discoveries, SQUIDs have invaded and enhanced many areas of science and medicine, thanks, in part, to the National Institute of Standards and … more

Over 6 Months, NIST Zero-Energy House Gives Back to the Grid
Release Date: March 11, 2014

Over the first six months in their special, new, four-bedroom home in suburban Maryland, the Nisters, a prototypical family of four, earned about $40 by exporting 328 kilowatt hours of electricity … more

NIST's April 7 Workshop Launches Effort to Improve Disaster Resilience of Communities
Release Date: March 11, 2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, Md., will host the first of six workshops devoted to developing a comprehensive, community-based disaster resilience … more

Akron to Host Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Regional Meeting, April 2, 2014
Release Date: March 11, 2014

The second regional meeting of President Obama's Advanced Manufacturing Partnership initiative—AMP 2.0—will be held Wednesday, April 2, at the InfoCision Stadium on the campus of The University of … more

Looking Inside: Assessing the Chemical Composition of a Metal-Organic Framework with Nanoscale Resolution
Release Date: March 11, 2014

Mixed-linker metal–organic frameworks were characterized using photothermal induced resonance (PTIR), a novel technique that combines the lateral resolution of atomic force microscopy with … more

March Cloud Computing Meetings at NIST Discuss Impact on Mobile Devices, Forensic Science
Release Date: March 7, 2014

As part of its cloud computing forum and workshop series, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is hosting two meetings in March at its Gaithersburg, Md. Campus, "The … more

NIST Issues Guidance for Federal Use of Secure Mobile Technology
Release Date: March 7, 2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published two draft documents for public comment that describe processes that federal employees and contractors could use to provide … more

Pilot Projects to Launch Manufacturing Technology Acceleration Centers
Release Date: March 6, 2014

To improve small U.S. manufacturers' supply chain competitiveness and the rates at which they adopt technology, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded nearly $2.5 … more

Normalizing Aerosol Method of Sale
Release Date: March 5, 2014

Different methods of sale -- one by net weight, one by fluid volume -- may make consumer comparisons difficult.The work of NIST can be found in many unexpected places in American life -- … more

PML Contributes to Formation of Landmark IEEE Standards Committee and Working Group for MEMS Sensor Performance Parameters
Release Date: March 5, 2014

MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) devices are everywhere, from automobiles (airbag sensors, tire-pressure monitoring systems, vehicle stabilization control) to movie theaters and conference … more

NIST Forensic Science Efforts Take Center Stage in Seattle
Release Date: March 5, 2014

A half dozen of the NIST Forensic Science Planning Committee members: (standing, left to right) John Paul Jones II, Richard Cavanagh, Mark Stolorow; (seated, left to right) John Butler, Melissa … more

Funding Available for a New Center to Support Manufacturing in Florida
Release Date: March 4, 2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking proposals for a new Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) center in Florida. The award will provide up to $3.5 … more

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Announces Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request
Release Date: March 4, 2014

Commerce Department budget focuses on the key attributes of a globally competitive economy, including promoting U.S. trade and investment, spurring innovation, and fueling data-driven economyU.S. … more

NIST Scientists to Present Research at Forensic Science Conference
Release Date: February 28, 2014

What's new in forensic science research? NIST scientists will be presenting recent research results – from fingerprint examination to biological evidence handling – at the American Academy of … more

President Obama Announces Two New Public-Private Manufacturing Innovation Institutes and Launches the First of Four New Manufacturing Innovation Institute Competitions
Release Date: February 26, 2014

A Detroit-area based consortium of 60 companies, nonprofits, and universities and a Chicago based consortium of 73 companies, nonprofits, and universities are partnering with the federal government … more

JILA Physicists Discover 'Quantum Droplet' in Semiconductor
Release Date: February 26, 2014

JILA physicists used an ultrafast laser and help from German theorists to discover a new semiconductor quasiparticle—a handful of smaller particles that briefly condense into a liquid-like … more

'How Well Did You Sequence that Genome?' NIST, Consortium Partners Have Answer
Release Date: February 25, 2014

In December 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first high-throughput DNA sequencer (also known commonly as a "gene sequencer"), an instrument that allows laboratories to … more

NIST SBIR Program Soliciting Proposals
Release Date: February 25, 2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), through its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, invites small businesses to submit proposals for solutions to technology … more

Perspective: Weights and Measures Week 2014—Making Sure the Marketplace Measures Up
Release Date: February 25, 2014

Commentary by Mark Esser. Scales condemned by the Seattle Department of Weights and Measures, 1917. Credit: Courtesy Seattle Municipal Archives/Creative Commons Every year, we hear … more

Find the Path to Performance Excellence at 2014 Quest Conference
Release Date: February 25, 2014

For organizations seeking insight toward improved performance and results, the annual Quest for Excellence® conference is the definitive showcase of best practices from the winners of the Malcolm … more

NIST Invites Applications for the 2014 Standards Services Curricula Development Program
Release Date: February 25, 2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is offering financial support for the development of curricula with standards and standardization content at colleges and … more

NCCoE Launches Building Blocks for Access Control and Mobile Devices
Release Date: February 25, 2014

NIST's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has proposed two new building blocks, one to help organizations develop capabilities for attribute based access control, the other to help … more

2013 Improvement Survey Results Available
Release Date: February 24, 2014

In fall 2013, the Foundation for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award sponsored a survey of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program’s customers and stakeholders. The purpose of the … more

NIST Microanalysis Technique Makes the Most of Small Nanoparticle Samples
Release Date: February 24, 2014

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have demonstrated that they can make sensitive chemical analyses of minute … more