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The First Non-Trivial Atom Circuit: Progress towards an Atom SQUID
Release Date: March 30, 2011

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland (UM) have created the first nontrivial “atom circuit,” a donut-shaped loop of ultracold gas … more

Closer Look at Cell Membrane Shows Cholesterol 'Keeping Order'
Release Date: March 30, 2011

Cell membranes form the “skin” of most every cell in your body, but the ability to view them up close and in motion cannot be rendered by many experimental techniques. A team of scientists working … more

A Measurement First: NIST 'Noise Thermometry' System Measures Boltzmann Constant
Release Date: March 30, 2011

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have for the first time used an apparatus that relies on the “noise” of jiggling electrons to make highly accurate … more

Microreactors: Small Scale Chemistry Could Lead to Big Improvements for Biodegradable Polymers
Release Date: March 30, 2011

Using a small block of aluminum with a tiny groove carved in it, a team of researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Polytechnic Institute of New York … more

NIST, ASTM Land a One-Two Punch to Fight Explosives Terrorism
Release Date: March 30, 2011

Trace-explosives detectors (TEDs) are an increasingly common sight at airports and on loading docks, and emergency response personnel carry them to evaluate suspicious packages. A new test material … more

Getting the Point: Real-Time Monitoring of Atomic-Microscope Probes Adjusts for Wear
Release Date: March 30, 2011

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a way to measure the wear and degradation of the microscopic probes used to study nanoscale structures in situ … more

Ground Broken for New Green Technology and Fire Safety Facilities
Release Date: March 30, 2011

On March 25, 2011, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) held a groundbreaking ceremony at its Gaithersburg, Md., campus for three new facilities funded by the American Recovery … more

Charge It: Neutral Atoms Made to Act Like Electrically Charged Particles
Release Date: March 30, 2011

Completing the story they started by creating synthetic magnetic fields,* scientists from the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI), a collaboration of the National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

New Study Maps Out Steps to Strengthen U.S. Resilience to Earthquakes
Release Date: March 30, 2011

A new National Research Council (NRC) report presents a 20-year road map that outlines steps for increasing U.S. resilience to earthquakes, including a major earthquake that could strike heavily … more

Celebrating Superconductivity: NIST Debuts Online Museum of Quantum Voltage Standards
Release Date: March 30, 2011

Collage of images from NIST museum of voltage standards. Credit: NIST photos arranged by Kelly Talbott View hi-resolution image On April 8, 2011, the scientific community will … more

NIST's Ron Ross is Named to InformationWeek Government Top 50 List
Release Date: March 30, 2011

Ron Ross, a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Fellow, has been named to InformationWeek Government’s CIO 50, which identifies 2010’s top information technology decision-makers … more

Correction to NIST HB 130 Uniform Engine Fuels and Automotive Lubricants Regulation
Release Date: March 18, 2011

To: Users of the 2011 Edition of NIST Handbook 130 “Uniform Laws and Regulations in the areas of Legal Metrology and Engine Fuel Quality” Subject: Notice of Printing Error in the Uniform Engine … more

Upcoming Tech Transfer Events Spring 2011
Release Date: March 17, 2011

WBT Innovation Marketplace March 22 – 23 Arlington, TX Over 70 technologies will be presented at WBT2011, spanning Life Science, Energy, IT and Advanced Materials.  Representatives from an … more

NIST’s Microscopic Drum Could Link Electromagnetic, Mechanical Motion at Quantum Level
Release Date: March 15, 2011

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated an electromechanical circuit in which microwaves communicate with a vibrating mechanical component 1,000 … more

High-Tech Concrete Technology Has a Famous Past
Release Date: March 15, 2011

In the business of concrete making, what’s old—even ancient—is new again. X-ray microtomograph (left) shows pores (blue) that remain within lightweight aggregates (LWAs) after water has … more

First Demonstration of 'Spin-Orbit Coupling' in Ultracold Atomic Gases
Release Date: March 15, 2011

Physicists at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) have for the first time caused a gas of atoms to exhibit an important quantum phenomenon known as spin-orbit coupling. Their technique opens new … more

New NIST Testing Device May Help to 'Seal the Deal' for Building Owners
Release Date: March 15, 2011

Just as a chain is as strong as its weakest link, a building is as secure against the environment as its most degraded joint sealants, about 50 percent of which fail in less than 10 years after … more

New Tool Debuts for Measuring Indoor Air Pollutants
Release Date: March 15, 2011

A promising new approach for checking the accuracy of measurements of hazardous indoor air pollutants may soon be ready for prime time, report researchers from the National Institute of Standards … more

NIST Releases Final Report on Charleston Sofa Store Fire
Release Date: March 15, 2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released its final report on its study of the June 18, 2007, fire at the Sofa Super Store in Charleston, S.C., that trapped and killed … more

Two New SCAP Documents Help Improve Automating Computer Security Management
Release Date: March 15, 2011

It’s increasingly difficult to keep up with all the vulnerabilities present in today’s highly complex operating systems and applications. Attackers constantly search for and exploit these … more

Standards Education Vital for Global Business Needs, Says Asia-Pacific Economic Group
Release Date: March 15, 2011

In just a few months, millions of young adults will graduate from college and step into productive careers in the global economy. Meanwhile, those already involved in standardization, particularly … more

NIST Advisory Committee Issues 2010 Annual Report
Release Date: March 15, 2011

The Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the agency’s primary private-sector advisory group, has sent its 2010 annual … more

Conference on Safeguarding Health Information Security, May 10-11
Release Date: March 15, 2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is co-hosting a conference to explore the current health information technology security landscape and the Health Insurance Portability and … more

NIST Holds Third Cloud Computing Forum and Workshop, April 7-8
Release Date: March 15, 2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will host the Cloud Computing Forum and Workshop III on April 7-8, 2011, at its Gaithersburg, Md., campus. Featured speakers include U.S. … more

NIST to Cosponsor Conference in France on Nanoelectronics Metrology
Release Date: March 15, 2011

Registration is now open for the eighth international Frontiers of Characterization and Metrology for Nanoelectronics conference, cosponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

Dodson Receives ‘Federal 100’ Award for Cybersecurity Work
Release Date: March 15, 2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Donna Dodson has received the 2011 Federal 100 Award. Presented by Federal Computer Week, the award honors the top professionals in the … more

Tribute to Former Xerox CEO, David T. Kearns, Past Baldrige Supporter
Release Date: March 11, 2011

Chuck Chada, former Xerox executive and incoming Chair of the Baldrige Panel of Judges reflects that it often helps to distill thoughts down to a personal level - David Kearns; former CEO and … more

Introducing NIST Handbook 155, Weights and Measures Program Requirements: A Handbook for the Weights and Measures Administrator
Release Date: March 11, 2011

The Weights and Measures Division introduces NIST Handbook 155, Weights and Measures Program Requirements: A Handbook for the Weights and Measures Administrator. This is a guide for those wanting … more

NIST Electromechanical Circuit Sets Record Beating Microscopic 'Drum'
Release Date: March 9, 2011

Device May Help Process Information and Measure Motion at Quantum Scale BOULDER, Colo.—Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated an … more

CNST Researchers Use Spin Waves to Measure Magnetic Polarization of Electrical Current
Release Date: March 7, 2011

In the hard drive industry, the rapid growth of storage density has been propelled in part by developments in the sensors used to read the magnetic “bits” on the disk.  Recently, the use of giant … more

Key Asia-Pacific Officials, Experts Discuss Critical Importance of Standards Education
Release Date: March 4, 2011

Washington, D.C., March 3, 2011: In just a few months, millions of young adults will graduate from college and step into productive careers in the global economy. Meanwhile, those already involved … more

JQI Physicists Demonstrate Coveted 'Spin-Orbit Coupling' for the First Time in Ultracold Atomic Gases
Release Date: March 2, 2011

Technique Suggests an Avenue for Creating New Kinds of Superconductivity GAITHERSBURG, Md.—Physicists at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI), a collaboration of the National Institute of Standards … more

'A Little Off the Top' Helps NIST Map Cells with Submicrometer Resolution
Release Date: March 1, 2011

To determine if a tissue biopsy reveals the presence of cancer, a histologist often screens for cells with an abnormal appearance or a specific visible trait such as a larger-than-usual nucleus. … more

Using Artificial, Cell-Like ‘Honey Pots’ To Entrap Deadly Viruses
Release Date: March 1, 2011

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Weill Cornell Medical College have designed artificial "protocells" that can lure, entrap and inactivate a class … more

NIST Expert Software 'Lowers the Stress' on Materials Problems
Release Date: March 1, 2011

Before you can build that improved turbojet engine, before you can create that longer-lasting battery, you have to ensure all the newfangled materials in it will behave the way you want—even under … more

The Buzz on BEES: New Web App Simplifies Use of NIST's Economically Green Building Products Tool
Release Date: March 1, 2011

A powerful scientific tool for selecting cost-effective and environmentally preferable building products is now available as a free, web-based application. Developed and maintained by the National … more

Energy Usage Data Standard for U.S. Smart Grid Passes Key Advisory Panel Vote
Release Date: March 1, 2011

The governing board of the public-private Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) has voted in favor of a new standard important for two-way data communications between utilities and their … more

NIST Seeks Comments on Security Control Catalog for Federal Information Systems and Organizations
Release Date: March 1, 2011

Computer scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are requesting comments from interested parties on their biennial update of the catalog of security controls for the … more

NIST, Food Marketing Institute Co-Host Webinar on Ensuring Accurate Net Weights in Retail
Release Date: March 1, 2011

A reliable and trustworthy system of weights and measures is vital for economic activity. Maintaining that system requires constant vigilance, and that's where the National Institute of Standards … more

New Publication Fundamentally Changes Federal Information Security Risk Management
Release Date: March 1, 2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published the final version of a special publication that can help organizations to more effectively integrate information security … more

Manufacturing Innovations 2011: Seizing Tomorrow's Opportunities Today
Release Date: March 1, 2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) will host Manufacturing Innovations 2011 from May 14—18, 2011, at the World Center … more

NIST 'Quantum Tuning Forks' Demonstrate Directly Coupling of Vibrating Ions
Release Date: March 1, 2011

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have for the first time coaxed two atoms in separate locations to take turns jiggling back and forth while swapping the … more

CNST Research Elucidates the Effect of Disorder on Magnetic Vortex Gyration
Release Date: February 28, 2011

Much of the world’s information is stored in memories consisting of magnetic domains, and researchers continue to develop new domain arrangements to enable smaller and faster such memories.  … more

NIST and Willow Garage Launch First Robot 'Perception Challenge'
Release Date: February 25, 2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is teaming up with Willow Garage, a Silicon Valley robotics research and design firm, to launch an international “perception challenge” to … more

NIST Summer Institute for Middle School Science Teachers Accepting Applications
Release Date: February 23, 2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is soliciting nominations of middle school science teachers from eligible U.S. public school districts or accredited private educational … more

Quantum Hot Potato: NIST Researchers Entice Two Atoms to Swap Smallest Energy Units
Release Date: February 23, 2011

New technique has potential to simplify future information processing BOULDER, Colo.—Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have for the first time coaxed two … more

Etched Quantum Dots Shape Up as Single Photon Emitters, NIST Tests Show
Release Date: February 22, 2011

Like snowflakes or fingerprints, no two quantum dots are identical. But a new etching method for shaping and positioning these semiconductor nanocrystals might change that. What's more, tests at … more

What's Behind a School Division's Baldrige Success?
Release Date: February 17, 2011

Read the recent American Association of School Administrator’s (AASA) feature on “What's Behind a School Division's Baldrige Success?”  The Q&A with Dr. Jerry Weast, Superintendent for … more

Smart Grid Panel Agrees on Data-Exchange Standards for Electricity Usage
Release Date: February 17, 2011

Washington, DC – The governing board of the public-private Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) has voted in favor of a new standard important for two-way data communications between utilities … more

Announcing BEES Online
Release Date: February 16, 2011

BEES is now available online at http://www.nist.gov/el/economics/BEESSoftware.cfm ! BEES Online is a next-generation application of the popular BEES (Building for Environmental and Economic … more

President Proposes Record $1 Billion Budget for NIST in FY2012
Release Date: February 15, 2011

President Barack Obama's fiscal year (FY) 2012 budget proposal announced on Feb. 14, 2011, proposes a funding level of $1.001 billion for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), … more

Here Comes the Sun: NIST Radio Station WWVH in Hawaii Adds Solar Power
Release Date: February 15, 2011

The sun is now a significant power source for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) radio station WWVH, which broadcasts time of day, marine storm warnings, and other … more

The NIST Role in Role-Based Control: A 20th Anniversary Appraisal
Release Date: February 15, 2011

What NIST-led innovation is estimated to have saved U.S. industry $6.1 billion over the past 20 years? Well, probably several, but, perhaps surprisingly, a new economics study* points to the … more

Information Retrieval Research Conference Adds Tracks on Medical Records, Crowd-sourcing and Micro-blogging
Release Date: February 15, 2011

If you found this article through a search engine, you can thank an automated text retrieval system. For 20 years, the Text REtrieval Conference (TREC) sponsored by the National Institute of … more

April Workshop To Focus on Preserving Digital Health Records
Release Date: February 15, 2011

Information technology experts, insurers, policy makers and representatives of healthcare organizations will convene on April 5-6, 2011, in Bethesda, Md., to survey current approaches to preserving … more

Emerging Trends in Cybersecurity is Topic of March IT Security Trainers' Conference
Release Date: February 15, 2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Federal Information Systems Security Educators' Association (FISSEA) are co-hosting FISSEA’s 24th annual conference March 15-17, … more

Crowding Out Collisions: Close Quarters Boost Atomic Clock's Accuracy
Release Date: February 15, 2011

In a paradox typical of the quantum world, JILA scientists have eliminated collisions between atoms in an atomic clock by packing the atoms closer together. The surprising discovery, described in … more

Obama Administration’s Budget Request for NIST Includes Critical Science and Technology Investments to Advance U.S. Innovation and Boost Economic Recovery
Release Date: February 14, 2011

Washington, D.C.– Announced today, President Barack Obama's fiscal year (FY) 2012 budget submitted to Congress for the U.S. Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

Compact High-Temperature Superconducting Cables Demonstrated at NIST
Release Date: February 10, 2011

A researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has invented a method of making high-temperature superconducting (HTS) cables that are thinner and more flexible than … more

FRN Application Accreditor Health IT Certification Bodies
Release Date: February 9, 2011

Application Due Date Is March 10, 2011 Applications are now being accepted for accreditation bodies seeking to become the sole authorized accreditor of health IT certification bodies. The 30-day … more

Quantum Quirk: JILA Scientists Pack Atoms Together to Prevent Collisions in Atomic Clock
Release Date: February 3, 2011

BOULDER, Colo.—In a paradox typical of the quantum world, JILA scientists have eliminated collisions between atoms in an atomic clock by packing the atoms closer together. The surprising discovery, … more

NIST Technique Controls Sizes of Nanoparticle Clusters for EHS Studies
Release Date: February 2, 2011

The same properties that make engineered nanoparticles attractive for numerous applications—small as a virus, biologically and environmentally stabile, and water-soluble—also cause concern about … more

New TIP Three-Year Plan Outlines Future R&D Grant Directions for NIST
Release Date: February 2, 2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has posted a "Three-Year Plan" outlining the topics of possible future competitions for R&D funding under the agency's Technology … more

End of an Era: NIST to Cease Calibrating Mercury Thermometers
Release Date: February 2, 2011

Beginning March 1, 2011, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will no longer provide calibration services for mercury thermometers. The cessation of the mercury thermometer … more

Cloud Computing at NIST: Two New Draft Documents and a Wiki
Release Date: February 2, 2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued two new draft documents on cloud computing for public comment, including the first set of guidelines for managing security and … more

NIST Issues Final Version of Full Virtualization Security Guidelines
Release Date: February 2, 2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued the final version of its recommendations for securely configuring and using full computing virtualization technologies. The … more

NIST Seeks Experts to Provide Guidance on Disaster and Failure Studies
Release Date: February 2, 2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking nominations of individuals for appointment to the National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Advisory Committee. The committee … more

Baldrige Program Director Named Honorary Fellow of ACHE
Release Date: February 2, 2011

Harry Hertz, director of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has been named an Honorary Fellow of the American College of … more

Jeremy Grant Selected to Manage Establishment of National Program Office for NSTIC
Release Date: January 31, 2011

The Information Technology Laboratory of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is pleased to announce that Jeremy Grant is joining the NIST team as a senior executive advisor. … more

CNST High School Intern Parakh Jain Selected as Semifinalist in Intel Science Talent Search
Release Date: January 31, 2011

Parakh Jain, a senior in the Math, Science, and Computer Science Magnet Program at Poolesville High School and student intern in the Electron Physics Group in the CNST, has been selected as a … more

NIST Gaithersburg Closed
Release Date: January 27, 2011

NIST Gaithersburg will be closed today. Non emergency employees should stay home. The Grounds Crew worked steadily through the night, but between the volume of snow, the freezing conditions, and … more

NIST Opens $20 Million Grant Competition to Support New Scientific Research Facilities
Release Date: January 25, 2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has launched a new competition for grants to support the construction of new or expanded scientific research facilities at institutions of … more

CNST and LBL Researchers Develop a Full Numerical Model of EUV Imaging and Exposure Statistics
Release Date: January 24, 2011

The tolerances on feature size, shape, and placement for next generation computer chips fabricated with extreme ultra-violet (EUV) lithography will range from a maximum of a few nanometers down to … more

Eggs Show Arctic Mercury Cycling May Be Linked to Ice Cover
Release Date: January 19, 2011

An international research team working with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) scientists at the Hollings Marine Laboratory (HML) in Charleston, S.C., has suggested for the first … more

NIST Puts a New Twist on the Electron Beam
Release Date: January 19, 2011

Electron microscopes are among the most widely used scientific and medical tools for studying and understanding a wide range of materials, from biological tissue to miniature magnetic devices, at … more

New Wave: JILA Develops Efficient Source of Terahertz Radiation
Release Date: January 19, 2011

JILA researchers have developed a laser-based source of terahertz radiation that is unusually efficient and less prone to damage than similar systems. The technology might be useful in applications … more

NIST Advances Single Photon Management for Quantum Computers
Release Date: January 19, 2011

The quantum computers of tomorrow might use photons, or particles of light, to move around the data they need to make calculations, but photons are tricky to work with. Two new papers* by … more

Real-World Graphene Devices May Have a Bumpy Ride
Release Date: January 19, 2011

Electronics researchers love graphene. A two-dimensional sheet of carbon one atom thick, graphene is like a superhighway for electrons, which rocket through the material with 100 times the mobility … more

Stretching, the Truth: JILA Biophysicists Help Unravel DNA Stretching Mystery
Release Date: January 19, 2011

Using a new experimental test structure, biophysicists at JILA have unraveled part of a 15-year mystery in the mechanics of DNA—just how the molecule manages to suddenly extend to almost twice its … more

National Program Office Planned for Online Trusted Identity Strategy
Release Date: January 19, 2011

At a January 7, 2011 forum with Silicon Valley business and academic leaders at Stanford University, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt … more

NIST Physicist Joseph Stroscio Named Among 2010 AAAS Fellows
Release Date: January 19, 2011

Joseph Stroscio, a physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as a … more

Diamonds in the Rough - Effects of Atomic-Scale Roughness on Adhesion Between Diamond Surfaces
Release Date: January 17, 2011

CNST Project Leader Rachel Cannara and collaborators from the United States Naval Academy (USNA) and the University of Pennsylvania have shown that atomic-scale surface roughness has a strong … more

DOC Seeks Comment on Trademark Bullying
Release Date: January 14, 2011

A trademark "bully" may be described as a trademark owner that uses its trademark rights to harass and intimidate another business beyond what the law might be reasonably interpreted to … more

NIST Puts a New Twist on the Electron Beam
Release Date: January 13, 2011

'Electron Vortices' Have the Potential to Increase Conventional Microscopes' Capabilities Electron microscopes are among the most widely used scientific and medical tools for studying and … more

Learn from the Best: 2010 Baldrige Recipients Showcased at Quest Conference
Release Date: January 13, 2011

Cherry blossoms won't be the only things flowering in Washington, D.C., during the first week in April. Quality, innovation and performance excellence will be in full bloom at the 23rd annual Quest … more

John Unguris Recognized as an American Physical Society Outstanding Referee
Release Date: January 10, 2011

John Unguris, a Project Leader in the CNST Electron Physics Group, has been designated a 2011 Outstanding Referee by the American Physical Society (APS). This lifetime APS award was initiated in … more

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard A. Schmidt Announce Next Steps to Enhance Online Security, Planned National Office for Identity Trust Strategy
Release Date: January 7, 2011

At a forum with Silicon Valley business and academic leaders at Stanford University, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard A. Schmidt today announced … more

Setting Standards: We Want to Hear From You
Release Date: January 7, 2011

On Jan. 4, President Obama signed the America COMPETES Act, which supports an array of strategies for maintaining America's leadership in science and technology. Among the Act's important … more

Watch Webcast Today: U.S. Commerce Secretary, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator to Visit Silicon Valley to Discuss Next Steps in Cybersecurity
Release Date: January 7, 2011

Palo Alto, Calif. – As part of a meeting today with local industry and academic leaders in Silicon Valley, at Stanford University, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and White House Cybersecurity … more

Reauthorization of COMPETES Act Brings Changes to NIST
Release Date: January 5, 2011

On Jan. 4, President Obama signed the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010, which provides several important updates to the funding, programs and leadership of the National Institute of … more

NIST Appoints Associate Director for Innovation and Industry Services
Release Date: January 5, 2011

The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced today that Phillip Singerman has been appointed to the newly created position of Associate Director … more

Extracting Cellular 'Engines' May Aid in Understanding Mitochondrial Diseases
Release Date: January 5, 2011

Medical researchers who crave a means of exploring the genetic culprits behind a host of neuromuscular disorders may have just had their wish granted by a team working at the National Institute of … more

And Then There Were Five: Finalists Advance in NIST's SHA-3 Cryptography Competition
Release Date: January 5, 2011

On Dec. 9, 2010, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced the selection of five finalists in its ongoing competition to select a new cryptographic hash algorithm … more

NIST Telescope Calibration May Help Explain Mystery of Universe's Expansion
Release Date: January 5, 2011

Is the expansion of the universe accelerating for some unknown reason? This is one of the mysteries plaguing astrophysics, and somewhere in distant galaxies are yet-unseen supernovae that may hold … more

IPv6 Guide Provides Path to Secure Deployment of Next-Generation Internet Protocol
Release Date: January 5, 2011

As the day draws nearer for the world to run out of the unique addresses that allow us to use the Internet—now predicted to happen by the end of 2012—researchers at the National Institute of … more

Two Publications Recommend Organization-Wide IT Security Risk Management
Release Date: January 5, 2011

Two new draft publications from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) provide the groundwork for a three-tiered risk-management approach that encompasses computer security risk … more

New Time Widget Puts Accurate Clocks on Web Pages
Release Date: January 5, 2011

For Web site owners and bloggers, there is a new widget from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) that will keep your Web pages right on time. Web “widgets” are small … more

NIST Work Highlighted as Top Science News of 2010
Release Date: January 5, 2011

The top science news of 2010, as compiled by several science magazines, includes several stories from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Physics World selected NIST … more

Three From NIST Elected Fellows of American Physical Society
Release Date: January 5, 2011

Three scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) were recently elected as 2010 fellows of the American Physical Society (APS), an honor bestowed upon association … more