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Displaying news from April 01, 2005 To June 30, 2005

Submissions Requested for Crypto Hash Workshop
Release Date: June 30, 2005

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is soliciting papers, presentations and other submissions for a workshop on Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 2005, in Gaithersburg, Md., to discuss a … more

NIST to Accredit Voting Systems Test Labs
Release Date: June 30, 2005

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has established a program for accrediting laboratories that will test voting systems and components in accordance with the Help America … more

New Web Service Tracks Foreign Tech Regulations
Release Date: June 30, 2005

Want to know about pending changes in technical regulations in Brazil, the United Kingdom, Korea or any of the 148 nations that are members of the World Trade Organization (WTO)? Then sign up for … more

Final Nightclub Fire Report Urges Code Compliance
Release Date: June 30, 2005

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) fire investigators have urged all state and local governments to adopt and aggressively enforce national model building and fire safety codes … more

Reference Materials Planned for Semiconductor Industry
Release Date: June 30, 2005

Companies and research organizations are invited to collaborate with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and SEMATECH in the development and evaluation of a new generation of … more

NIST Outlines Support for Health IT Initiative
Release Date: June 30, 2005

President Bush has set a goal of widespread adoption of electronic health records within 10 years so that health information will follow patients throughout their care in a seamless and secure … more

New Design Developed for Silicon Nanowire Transistors
Release Date: June 30, 2005

In an advance for nanoscale electronics, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a new design for silicon nanowire transistors that both … more

NIST Scientist Honored for Neutron Probe Advances
Release Date: June 30, 2005

Through pioneering contributions that have expanded the capabilities of a class of specialized instruments that use neutrons to probe materials, Charles Majkrzak has given researchers around the … more

Final NIST Rhode Island Nightclub Fire Report Urges Strict Adherence to and Strengthening of Current Model Safety Codes
Release Date: June 29, 2005

Full list of recommendations Complete Report: Volume 1 (.pdf; requires Acrobat Reader) Appendices: Volume 2 (.pdf; requires Acrobat Reader) GAITHERSBURG, MD — The U.S. Commerce Department’s … more

NIST World Trade Center Investigation Team Calls for Improvements
Release Date: June 23, 2005

Presentation by Shyam Sunder, lead investigator (includes abridged recommendations) Remarks by Hratch Semerjian, Acting NIST Director Draft summary report: executive summary, complete … more

Laser Measurements Seminar
Release Date: June 16, 2005

The 20th annual Laser Measurements Short Course sponsored by NIST's Optoelectronics Division will be offered Aug. 9-12, 2005, in Boulder, Colo. The three-day seminar emphasizes the concepts, … more

Flemming Awards Received by Four NIST Researchers
Release Date: June 16, 2005

On June 6, four NIST researchers were among 12 honorees who received the Arthur S. Flemming Award at a ceremony held at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Established by the … more

New NIST Method Improves Accuracy of Spectrometers
Release Date: June 16, 2005

Measurements of the intensity of light at different wavelengths can be made more accurately now, thanks to a new, simple method for correcting common instrument errors. The new method, developed by … more

Software Advance Helps Computers Act Logically
Release Date: June 16, 2005

Computers just respond to commands, never "thinking" about the consequences. A new software language, however, promises to enable computers to reason much more precisely and thus better reflect … more

New Gene Chip May Be Early Cancer Diagnosis Tool
Release Date: June 16, 2005

A pilot study at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in support of the National Cancer Institute's Early Detection Research Network (EDRN), has validated the measurement … more

Oklahoma School District Is 1,000th Award Applicant
Release Date: June 15, 2005

Gaithersburg, Md.—Jenks School District, Jenks, Okla., is the 1,000th applicant for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Managed by the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards … more

NIST Withdraws Outdated Data Encryption Standard
Release Date: June 2, 2005

Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez recently approved the withdrawal of the Data Encryption Standard (Federal Information Processing Standard 46-3) and two related standards that provide for the … more

Shadow Technique Improves Measurement of Micro Holes
Release Date: June 2, 2005

Sometimes seeing a shadow can be as good or better than seeing the real thing. A new measurement method* developed by researchers working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

2004 Baldrige Winners' Applications Available
Release Date: June 2, 2005

While the overall frozen baked goods industry has remained relatively flat, sales for The Bama Companies have increased 72 percent; total revenue has grown from $123 million in 1999 to $211 million … more

NIST Photon Detectors Have Record Efficiency
Release Date: June 2, 2005

Sensors that detect and count single photons, the smallest quantities of light, with 88 percent efficiency have been demonstrated by physicists at the National Institute of Standard and Technology … more

Meeting Slated to Discuss Structural Steel and Fire
Release Date: June 2, 2005

The World Trade Center (WTC) terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, showed the critical importance of fire resistant materials for structural steel. To accelerate technological advances in this area, … more

NIST June Workshop Focuses on BFRs in Environment
Release Date: June 2, 2005

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will host the Seventh Annual Workshop on Brominated Flame Retardants (BFRs) in the Environment on June 13 and 14 , 2005, at the NIST … more

Software Addresses Terrorist Building Threats
Release Date: June 2, 2005

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) economists have released risk assessment software that building owners and managers can use to identify and guard against terrorist threats to … more

Quantum Computing Results May Help in Code Breaking
Release Date: May 18, 2005

This colorized image shows the fluorescence from three trapped beryllium ions illuminated with an ultraviolet laser beam. Black and blue areas indicate lower intensity; red and white … more

NIST Demonstrates Key Step in Use of Quantum Computers for Code-Breaking
Release Date: May 12, 2005

Boulder, Colo.—A crucial step in a procedure that could enable future quantum computers to break today’s most commonly used encryption codes has been demonstrated by physicists at the U.S. Commerce … more

NIST Launches Initiative to Take Pulse Of U.S. Measurement Capabilities, Infrastructure
Release Date: May 11, 2005

WASHINGTON, D.C—An initiative to “roadmap” the nation’s future measurement needs was announced today by the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Necessary … more

NIST Fellow Elected to National Academy of Sciences
Release Date: May 5, 2005

Deborah S. Jin © Geoffrey Wheeler For a high-resolution version of this image, contact Gail Porter. WASHINGTON,D.C. — Deborah S. Jin, a physicist and fellow of the U.S. Department … more

'Metal-Decorated' Nanotubes Hold Promise for Fuel Cells
Release Date: May 3, 2005

This computer model shows how titanium atoms (dark blue) can attach above the centers of single-walled carbon nanotubes (light blue). Quantum calculations and modeling by a NIST researcher … more

Chip-scale Refrigerators Cool Bulk Objects
Release Date: April 21, 2005

This colorized scanning electron micrograph shows a cube of germanium attached to a membrane. The four small light blue rectangles at the midpoints of the membrane perimeter are … more

Three New Members Named to NIST’s Technology Advisory Committee
Release Date: April 6, 2005

Gaithersburg,Md.—Acting Director Hratch Semerjian of the Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has named three distinguished industry and business experts … more