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Displaying news from January 01, 2006 To March 31, 2006

Urban Search and Rescue Robots Nationwide Deploy for Evaluation Exercise at Disaster City
Release Date: March 31, 2006

Ground, aerial and aquatic emergency response robots from across the country will face realistic urban search and rescue challenges April 4-6 at Disaster City near the Texas A&M University … more

Commerce Secretary Gutierrez Announces New Nanotechnology Center; Focus Is on Building Infrastructure for Nanomanufacturing
Release Date: March 20, 2006

DETROIT—U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez today in Detroit announced the launch of a state-of-the-art center for collaborative nanotechnology research at Commerce’s National Institute … more

Algorithm Advance Produces Quantum Calculation Record
Release Date: March 16, 2006

Two theoreticians from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Indiana University (IU) have published the most accurate values yet for fundamental atomic properties of a … more

Record-breaking Detector May Aid Nuclear Inspections (Tech Beat)
Release Date: March 16, 2006

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have designed and demonstrated the world’s most accurate gamma ray detector, which eventually is expected to be useful in … more

"Frequency Comb" Spectroscopy Proves to be Powerful Chemical Analysis Tool
Release Date: March 16, 2006

Boulder, Colo. -- Physicists at JILA have designed and demonstrated a highly sensitive new tool for real-time analysis of the quantity, structure, and dynamics of a variety of atoms and molecules … more

Record-breaking Detector May Aid Nuclear Inspections
Release Date: March 14, 2006

Boulder, Colo.—Scientists at the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have designed and demonstrated the world’s most accurate gamma ray detector, which is … more

New Security Standard Is Key to Helping Federal Agencies Protect Information Systems
Release Date: March 14, 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez today announced a new standard to help federal agencies improve their information technology security and comply with the Federal Information … more

Telecom Meeting to Focus on Emerging Networks
Release Date: February 16, 2006

Technology in today’s fast-moving telecommunications industry is all about convergence. The “next big thing” are the so-called Next Generation Networks (NGN). The idea behind NGN is to seamlessly … more

Kayser Is New Head of NIST Materials Lab
Release Date: February 16, 2006

Richard Kayser, a chemist with diverse technical and managerial experience, has been named director of the Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory (MSEL) at the National Institute of Standards … more

Kilmer Named Director of NIST’s MEP Program
Release Date: February 16, 2006

Roger D. Kilmer has been appointed director of the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Since 1993, Kilmer has … more

Boettinger Elected to Engineering Academy
Release Date: February 16, 2006

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) metallurgist William J. Boettinger has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), an honor recognizing research accomplishments … more

Helping Small Manufacturers Do Business with Government
Release Date: February 16, 2006

A new Memorandum of Understanding aimed at helping small manufacturers better understand how to do business with federal, state and local governments was signed on Feb. 13, 2006, by Roger Kilmer, … more

Site Tracks Implementation of Trade Center Suggestions
Release Date: February 16, 2006

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has implemented a Web-based system (http://www.nist.gov/el/disasterstudies/wtc/wtc_recommendations.cfm) so that the public can track the … more

Commerce Department’s NIST to Focus on Research Initiatives for President’s Innovation Agenda
Release Date: February 6, 2006

Budget table GAITHERSBURG, Md.—The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is slated for $535 million for its laboratory research and facility upgrades under … more

Enhanced LIDAR Improves Range, Vibration Measures
Release Date: February 2, 2006

Conventional laser ranging systems would fail to produce usable data on the range to a target about 1 kilometer away (false color image, top). By contrast, the NIST system obtains a clear … more

New Design for Transistors Powered by Single Electrons
Release Date: February 2, 2006

Colorized micrograph of three tunable gates across an electrical channel in a single electron tunneling (SET) transistor. Credit: NTT/NIST View high resolution of this … more

Fire Panel Changes Offer Real-Time Fire Status Data
Release Date: February 2, 2006

Fire panels, or “annunciators,” are electronic devices that display data on building conditions in one easily accessible location. When used by first responders during emergencies, the devices can … more

Stable Polymer Nanotubes May Have a Biotech Future
Release Date: February 2, 2006

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have created polymer nanotubes that are unusually long (about 1 centimeter) as well as stable enough to maintain their shape … more

NIST Issues Final Federal Biometric Specs
Release Date: February 2, 2006

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) yesterday issued the final publication describing how biometrics should be stored on Personal Identity Verification (PIV) cards. These … more

Helping Small Firms Run Large Supply Chains
Release Date: January 17, 2006

Big manufacturing jobs, especially those in the defense industry that involve management of extensive supply chains, often require resources and expertise that many believe are beyond the capacity … more

Simulation Program Predicts Resistivity in Nanodevices
Release Date: January 17, 2006

As nanoscale circuits continue to shrink, electrical resistivity increases in the wiring and limits the maximum circuit speed. A new simulation program developed by researchers at the National … more

NIST Names Hockert Chief of Weights and Measures
Release Date: January 17, 2006

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced Jan. 10 that Carol Hockert has been selected as the new chief of the NIST Weights and Measures Division. The division promotes … more

NIST Summer Research Jobs, Applications Due Feb. 15
Release Date: January 17, 2006

This summer the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will again provide about 125 full-time undergraduate research fellowships for college students majoring in physics, chemistry, … more

Updated Federal Guide on Cryptography Available
Release Date: January 17, 2006

In an increasingly open environment of interconnected computer systems and networks, security is essential to ensure that information remains confidential, is not modified or destroyed and is … more

Draft SOW for Structural Analysis of WTC 7
Release Date: January 4, 2006

NIST is interested in receiving technical comments about the scope of work and technical approach for The draft statement of work for structural analysis of WTC 7. Background This solicitation … more