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NIST Calls for Suggestions to Speed Computer Incident Teams Responses
Release Date: June 28, 2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a Request for Information (RFI)* seeking guidance for a new special publication focused on improving coordination between … more

NIST Seeks Proposals to Establish New Center of Excellence on Advanced Materials Research
Release Date: June 28, 2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced a competition to create an Advanced Materials Center of Excellence to foster interdisciplinary collaborations between NIST … more

NIST Announces Three Funding Opportunities in Engineering Research
Release Date: June 26, 2013

Funding opportunities for research in the areas of disaster-resilient buildings and communities, sustainable construction and manufacturing, and "smart" firefighting have been announced by the … more

New Photon Detector for Advanced Communications Knows When to Not Know
Release Date: June 26, 2013

In some standardized tests, the graders add in a penalty factor for wrong answers to discourage students from randomly guessing. It turns out that there's a lesson here for advanced communications … more

Promoting Nanomaterial Manufacturing by Characterizing and Minimizing Environmental Risks
Release Date: June 26, 2013

Angela Hight Walker, PML, places a sample for Raman Spectroscopic characterization. (Click image for larger version.) While nanomaterials have led to major advances in key U.S. … more

Time to Celebrate: NIST Radio Station WWVB Logs 50 Years of Innovation
Release Date: June 25, 2013

Fifty years ago on July 5, 1963, a modest radio station in Fort Collins, Colo., officially went on the airwaves—a landmark event for U.S. industry and the American public. Then: Engineer … more

Microscopy Technique Could Help Computer Industry Develop 3-D Components
Release Date: June 25, 2013

A technique developed several years ago at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for improving optical microscopes now has been applied to monitoring the next generation of … more

New NIST Test for Firefighter Breathing Equipment Goes into Effect Sept. 1
Release Date: June 25, 2013

As of Sept. 1, 2013, standard firefighter breathing equipment cannot be certified to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards unless the facepiece lenses pass a new rigorous test … more

High-Efficiency Photon Source Brings Day of Reckoning Closer for a Famous Quantum Test
Release Date: June 25, 2013

Physicists working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) are edging ever closer to getting really random. NIST physicist Alan … more

Revised Security Guidelines Provide Strategy for Government Mobile Device Management
Release Date: June 25, 2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published a mobile device management guide for federal agencies seeking secure methods for workers to use smart phones and … more

Three Presidential Innovation Fellows Begin Work at NIST
Release Date: June 25, 2013

Three of this year's Presidential Innovation Fellows (PIF) began work at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on June 18, 2013, helping the institute address issues relating to … more

NIST and NTIA Announce Plans to Establish New Center for Advanced Communications
Release Date: June 25, 2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) have announced plans to establish a national Center for Advanced … more

NIST Announces New Scaffold Reference Material for Tissue Engineering Research
Release Date: June 25, 2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a new reference material—a sort of standardized sample—of cellular scaffolds for use in tissue engineering … more

NIST Announces Plan to Create Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research
Release Date: June 24, 2013

Soft materials such as complex polymers pose particular problems for theory and modeling. This molecular dynamics simulation done at NIST shows interactions in a polymer mixture as it … more

New MRI Phantoms for Diffusion and More
Release Date: June 21, 2013

Katy Keenan holds a diffusion phantom made by colleague Michael Boss. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become an indispensable tool for diagnosing, treating, and understanding a host … more

NIST Seeks Private-Sector Input at Cybersecurity Framework Workshop
Release Date: June 20, 2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has opened registration for its 3rd Cybersecurity Framework Workshop, to be held July 10-12, 2013, in San Diego, Calif. The 3rd … more

NIST Office of Weights and Measures Receives Important ‘Continuing Education’ Accreditation
Release Date: June 20, 2013

The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) has awarded the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Office of Weights and Measures (OWM) an "Authorized … more

Protecting the Nation’s Critical Infrastructure
Release Date: June 20, 2013

Guest blog post by Patrick Gallagher, Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology Just about everything these days—from … more

New Generation of MJTCs
Release Date: June 18, 2013

Thomas Lipe examines a multijunction thermal converter (MJTC) chip. The new design reduces measurement uncertainties by a factor of three. After years of effort and scores of iterations, … more

NIST and NTIA Announce Plans to Establish New Center for Advanced Communications
Release Date: June 14, 2013

Additional Contact: Juliana Gruenwald NTIA, 202-482-2145 BOULDER, Colo. — The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and National Telecommunications … more

On Demand Video from the Forensic Handwriting Analysis Conference
Release Date: June 13, 2013

On June 4 - 5, 2013, NIST hosted the Measurement Science and Standards in Forensic Handwriting Analysis Conference in collaboration with the American Academy of Forensic Sciences-Questioned … more

New Quantum Dot Technique Combines Best of Optical and Electron Microscopy
Release Date: June 12, 2013

It's not reruns of "The Jetsons", but researchers working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new microscopy technique that uses a process similar to how … more

NIST Researchers Offer Tool to Aid Standards Development, Implementation
Release Date: June 11, 2013

The nice thing about standards, it's been said, is that there are so many to choose from.* Though this tongue-in-cheek chestnut might be an exaggeration, it is not grossly so. Thousands of public … more

NIST Publishes Draft Cloud Computing Security Document for Comment
Release Date: June 11, 2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published a draft document on security for cloud computing as used in the federal government. The public comment period runs through … more

Three New NIST Economics Briefs Explore Technology Topics
Release Date: June 11, 2013

Three new Economic and Policy Analysis summaries* from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) explore technology's impact on economic growth, policy options for increasing … more

Four New Overseers Appointed to the Board; Rulon Stacey Appointed Chair
Release Date: June 11, 2013

Former Acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank recently appointed Robert Hagans, Warren Harris, Terry Holliday, and Liza Nickerson Seltzer to three-year terms on the Board of Overseers of the … more

CNST Hosts Workshop on In Situ Measurements using Transmission Electron Microscopy
Release Date: June 6, 2013

Three aspects of in situ transmission electron microscopy (TEM). On April 11 and 12, 2013, the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology(CNST) hosted a workshop on “Frontiers of … more

First Observation of Spin Hall Effect in a Quantum Gas Is Step Toward 'Atomtronics'
Release Date: June 5, 2013

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have reported* the first observation of the "spin Hall effect" in a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC), a cloud of ultracold … more

CT Standards Save Time and Money
Release Date: June 5, 2013

Larry Hudson with NIST-fabricated examples of test artifacts called out by the new CT image quality standard for security applications. Click on photo for enlarged view. Every month, … more

Survey on NIST Standards Information Services
Release Date: June 5, 2013

The Standards Coordination Office (SCO) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites your participation in a brief survey regarding SCO's standards information services and … more

New NIST Facility Puts Bomb and Urban Search and Rescue Robots to the Test
Release Date: June 4, 2013

Montgomery County Bomb Squad Tests Robots at NIST!   Scroll down to view photos of the new facility and the test methods Photos credit: NIST May 15, 2013 – A sign points the way to the National … more

Closing the Last Loophole for Photons
Release Date: June 3, 2013

Top: The TES package contains the sensor (about one-fourth the width of a human hair) at the center of the circular section. Bottom: A wafer with multiple sensor package substrates. Click on … more

2013 Baldrige Award Process Kicks Off with New Applicants
Release Date: June 3, 2013

The countdown has begun for the 2013 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Volunteer examiners will soon tackle the difficult job of choosing America’s best examples of organizational … more

Register Now for the Two-Day Forensic Handwriting Analysis Conference Webcast
Release Date: May 29, 2013

Next week, join NIST and our collaborators via the free live webcast for the Measurement Science and Standards in Forensic Handwriting Analysis Conference and facilitated discussion! This event on … more

Novel Metamaterial 'Flat Lens' Creates 3D Images in Free Space
Release Date: May 28, 2013

Scientists working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated for the first time a new type of lens that bends and focuses ultraviolet (UV) light in such an … more

NIST and Partners Offer Solution to Communications Impasse in Factories
Release Date: May 28, 2013

Once uncommunicative industrial robots and machine tools are now beginning to talk turkey, thanks to a prototype application developed by a team of partner companies led by the National Center for … more

Workshop Identifies Research Priorities to Mitigate Fires in the Wildland-Urban Interface
Release Date: May 28, 2013

Over 46 million residential structures in the United States are in areas at risk of wildfires. A new publication* from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) identifies a set of … more

NIST Scientists Win 2014 Rank Prizes for Chip-Scale Atomic Clock
Release Date: May 28, 2013

Physicists John Kitching and Svenja Knappe of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will receive 2014 Rank Prizes in optoelectronics "for the creation and demonstration of the … more

The Better to See You With: Scientists Build Record-Setting Metamaterial Flat Lens
Release Date: May 23, 2013

For the first time, scientists working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a new type of lens that bends and focuses ultraviolet (UV) light in such an … more

New Filtration Material Could Make Petroleum Refining Cheaper, More Efficient
Release Date: May 23, 2013

This view of the molecular structure of the MOF shows the triangular channels that run through the material. The walls of these channels trap the lower-octane components of gas while … more

Video Aims to Answer “What is NIST?”
Release Date: May 23, 2013

What's the most formidable challenge faced by the staff of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)? Designing atomic clocks accurate for billions of years? Manipulating individual … more

Wide-Ranging Expertise Enhanced by 2013 Baldrige Training
Release Date: May 22, 2013

Graduating from the three-day Baldrige Examiner Preparation course, 482 Baldrige examiners and special visitors now find themselves among an elite group—trained evaluators (1) to help organizations … more

Happy World Metrology Day!!
Release Date: May 20, 2013

(Originally published on May 20, 2013.) Measurements define your daily life. From the amount of toothpaste in the tube to the calories in the bagel to your weight on the scale (it’s not our fault … more

NIST Posts Initial Analysis of RFI Comments on Cybersecurity Framework for Critical Infrastructure
Release Date: May 16, 2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has posted an initial analysis of hundreds of comments submitted by industry and the public related to the President's "Improving Critical … more

Terracotta and Cement Roofs Vulnerable in Wildfires, NIST Study Finds
Release Date: May 14, 2013

Although made of fire-resistant materials, terracotta and cement roof tiles are vulnerable to penetration by windblown embers generated in wildfires, according to new research findings* from the … more

Innovation in Spectroscopy Could Improve Greenhouse Gas Detection
Release Date: May 14, 2013

Detecting greenhouse gases in the atmosphere could soon become far easier with the help of an innovative technique* developed by a team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), … more

Squishy Hydrogels May Be the Ticket for Studying Biological Effects of Nanoparticles
Release Date: May 14, 2013

A class of water-loving, jelly-like materials with uses ranges ranging from the mundane, such as superabsorbent diaper liners, to the sophisticated, such as soft contact lenses, could be tapped for … more

NIST Demonstrates Significant Improvement in the Performance of Solar-Powered Hydrogen Generation
Release Date: May 14, 2013

Using a powerful combination of microanalytic techniques that simultaneously image photoelectric current and chemical reaction rates across a surface on a micrometer scale, researchers at the … more

New Report Identifies Strategies to Achieve Net-Zero Energy Homes
Release Date: May 14, 2013

Chances are you know how many miles your car logs for each gallon or tankful of gas, but you probably have only a foggy idea of how much energy your house consumes, even though home energy … more

FLC Names Zielinski National Chair, Honors Satterfield with STEM Award
Release Date: May 14, 2013

The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC), the nationwide network that promotes and strengthens technology transfer from its membership of 300 federal laboratories and … more

Five at NIST Honored with Flemming Awards
Release Date: May 14, 2013

The Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at The George Washington University has announced that five researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

New 3D Defect Detection Fills Important Industry Gap
Release Date: May 13, 2013

Bryan Barnes (left) and Rick Silver (right) load a wafer into the NIST-built 193 wavelength microscope. (Click image for larger version.) As device manufacturing technologies sizes … more

CFEB "Rookie of the Year" Award Winner
Release Date: May 9, 2013

The Colorado Federal Executive Board (CFEB) promotes strategic partnering, communication, and collaboration among the Federal agencies located in Colorado. Each year, as part of Public Service … more

SRC, NIST Introduce Second Phase of Nanoelectronics Research Initiative with $5 Million in Annual Funding to Develop Post-CMOS Electronics
Release Date: May 8, 2013

Additional Media Contact: SRC: Dan Francisco 916-293-9030 NRI Second Phase Features Multi-University Network Focused on Research Centers at SUNY's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, … more

New Temporal Filtering Technique Improves Solid-State Single Photon Sources
Release Date: May 8, 2013

Schematic showing a single photon source (SPS) that is created from a quantum dot (QD) by optically pumping it with a periodically pulsed laser.  The output of the QD SPS is temporally … more

NIST Fire Protection Engineer Named Service to America Finalist
Release Date: May 7, 2013

NIST's Daniel Madrzykowski is a finalist for the 2013 Service to America medals. Credit: NIST View hi-resolution image Daniel Madrzykowski, a National Institute of Standards and … more

Shaking Things Up: NIST Researchers Propose New Old Way to Purify Carbon Nanotubes
Release Date: April 30, 2013

An old, somewhat passé, trick used to purify protein samples based on their affinity for water has found new fans at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), where materials … more

New NIST Measurement Tool Is On Target for the Fast-Growing MEMS Industry
Release Date: April 30, 2013

As markets for miniature, hybrid machines known as MEMS grow and diversify, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has introduced a long-awaited measurement tool that will help … more

New Guide Details Steps from A-to-Z for Preserving Biological Evidence
Release Date: April 30, 2013

A new handbook by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice (NIJ) provides forensic laboratories, law enforcement … more

NIST Scientists Wineland and Nesbitt Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Release Date: April 30, 2013

Two National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) scientists, David Wineland and David Nesbitt, have been elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. David … more

New Manufacturing Extension Centers Planned for Arizona and Rhode Island
Release Date: April 30, 2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program has awarded cooperative agreements to the Arizona Commerce Authority and the … more

NIST Issues Major Revision of Core Computer Security Guide: SP 800-53
Release Date: April 30, 2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published the fourth revision of the government's foundational computer security guide, Security and Privacy Controls for Federal … more

NIST Demonstrates Transfer of Ultraprecise Time Signals over a Wireless Optical Channel
Release Date: April 30, 2013

By bouncing eye-safe laser pulses off a mirror on a hillside, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have transferred ultraprecise time signals through open air … more

DNA Analyst Training on Mixture Interpretation Webcast Now Posted Online
Release Date: April 29, 2013

On April 12, 2013, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) hosted a workshop for DNA Analysts at its Gaithersburg, Maryland, campus, which was simultaneously webcast to … more

Nanomagnet Spin Damping
Release Date: April 26, 2013

Tom Silva (left) and Hans Nembach examine the partially disassembled original H-MOMM set-up. The entire configuration is being re-built to measure damping on smaller structures and different … more

Second Cybersecurity Infrastructure Framework Workshop Gathers May 29-31, 2013
Release Date: April 25, 2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is holding the second of four planned workshops to develop a voluntary framework to reduce cybersecurity risks for critical infrastructure … more

NIST Announces Plan to Sponsor First Cybersecurity FFRDC
Release Date: April 22, 2013

To help the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) address industry's needs most efficiently, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today announced its intention to … more

In Natural Gas Pipelines, NIST Goes with the Flow
Release Date: April 19, 2013

Aaron Johnson checks an array designed to hold 21 CFVs. The array is inserted into the yellow 8-inch pipeline at left and used to calibrate larger CFVs with the green cylindrical … more

Dehmer to Head NIST Physical Measurement Lab
Release Date: April 19, 2013

Dr. Joseph L. Dehmer, a 40-year veteran of federal science research and administration, has been named Director of the Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML) of the National Institute of Standards … more

FY 2014 NIST Budget Request Emphasizes Advanced Manufacturing, Cybersecurity
Release Date: April 17, 2013

The President's fiscal year (FY) 2014 budget proposes $928.3 million for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an increase of $177.5 million from FY 2012 enacted levels. The … more

Landmark NIST Study Evaluates Effectiveness of Crew Sizes in High-Rise Fires
Release Date: April 17, 2013

When responding to fires in high-rise buildings, firefighting crews of five or six members—instead of three or four—are significantly faster in putting out fires and completing search-and-rescue … more

Eleven Companies Join as Partners in National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence
Release Date: April 17, 2013

In a ceremony on April 15, 2013, 11 major companies formally established partnerships with the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE). The center is a public-private partnership hosted … more

Super-Nanotubes: 'Remarkable' Spray-on Coating Combines Carbon Nanotubes with Ceramic
Release Date: April 17, 2013

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Kansas State University have demonstrated a spray-on mixture of carbon nanotubes and ceramic that has unprecedented … more

Prototype Generators Emit Much Less Carbon Monoxide, NIST Finds
Release Date: April 17, 2013

Portable electric generators retrofitted with off-the-shelf hardware by the University of Alabama (UA) emitted significantly lower levels of carbon monoxide (CO) exhaust, according to the results* … more

NIST to Launch New Center to Support Nebraska Manufacturers
Release Date: April 17, 2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is soliciting proposals to establish a new Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) center in Nebraska. The award will provide up … more

Fluorescence Technique Measures Photoacid Distribution in Photoresists with Nanoscale Resolution
Release Date: April 17, 2013

Schematic showing fluorescence from UV-activated fluorophores excited by 532 nm light that reveals nanoscale photoacid distribution (left).  Activated fluorophore concentration corresponds … more

NIST Tests in New York City Suggest How to Improve Emergency Radio Communications
Release Date: April 17, 2013

Radio communications can be unreliable in underground tunnels and other large, complicated structures, posing a safety hazard for emergency responders. New tests of wireless emergency safety … more

Webcast Planned for June Workshop on Lyme Disease Measurement
Release Date: April 17, 2013

Getting Lyme disease may be easy—the tick-transmitted illness is the most common vector-borne disease in the United States—but accurately identifying it during the early stages of infection is not. … more

Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Workshop Video Available On Demand
Release Date: April 17, 2013

The video of the April 3, 2013, Cybersecurity Framework Workshop convened by the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) is now available for streaming on demand. This meeting, held … more

May Conference to Discuss Safeguarding Health Information Through HIPAA Security
Release Date: April 17, 2013

The sixth annual “Safeguarding Health Information: Building Assurance through HIPAA Security” conference will meet on May 21 and 22, 2013, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade … more

NIST to Host Symposium on 'Ontology Evaluation' May 2-3, 2013
Release Date: April 17, 2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is hosting a symposium on how to develop and evaluate “ontologies”—formal, computer-readable definitions of terms and their … more

Industry Partners Join the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence
Release Date: April 15, 2013

ROCKVILLE, Md. — In recognition of the critical need to protect private-sector intellectual property and other valuable business data from a growing number of cyber threats 11 major companies have … more

PML Researchers Open Door to Advanced Molecular Electronic Metrology
Release Date: April 12, 2013

Christina Hacker characterizes the individual monolayers prior to flip-chip lamination using a Fourier transform infrared spectrometer. (Click image for a larger version.) Continued … more

Nanowire Position and Orientation Precisely Controlled Using Fluid Flow
Release Date: April 11, 2013

Video showing a 10 µm × 1 µm fluorescently labeled rod being controlled using a combination of electric fields and fluid flow to travel along the “NIST” path, graphically underlaid in red.  … more

President’s FY 2014 Budget Request for NIST Supports Research in Advanced Manufacturing, Cybersecurity
Release Date: April 10, 2013

WASHINGTON — The President's fiscal year (FY) 2014 budget released today proposes $928.3 million for the Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an increase … more

Landmark High-Rise Fire Study Evaluates Effectiveness of Crew Sizes, Elevator Use
Release Date: April 10, 2013

PHOENIX – When responding to fires in high-rise buildings, firefighting crews of five or six members—instead of three or four—are significantly faster in putting out fires and completing … more

NFI Publishes White Paper on Trends, Challenges and Strategy in Forensic Science
Release Date: April 9, 2013

The role of forensic science throughout the world is changing due to recent technological development. Whereas forensic science has traditionally supported police work, the field has begun moving … more

U.S. Presidents Convey Tributes at Baldrige 25th Anniversary Celebration and Award Ceremony
Release Date: April 9, 2013

President Obama Conveys a Message at 25th Baldrige Award Ceremony Photo by Eddie Arrossi Current and former U.S. Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton honored the performance … more

Commerce Deputy Secretary Blank Presents 2012 Baldrige Award to Four Organizations
Release Date: April 8, 2013

On April 8, 2013, U.S. Commerce Department Deputy Secretary Rebecca Blank presented four U.S. organizations with the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation's highest honor for … more

Automated Voltage Standard Ready
Release Date: April 4, 2013

Sam Benz demonstrates the relatively small amount of equipment required for the newly automated voltage standard. The chip containing Josephson junctions is at the lower end of the … more

NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology Featured on National Public Radio Affiliate WAMU
Release Date: April 3, 2013

The NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) was featured on the Friday, March 22 edition of Metro Connection, a weekly radio broadcast of National Public Radio affiliate WAMU that … more

Light Dynamics in a Quantum Dot
Release Date: April 3, 2013

Plots of photon arrival times at each of two detectors show that the emission of only one photon following an excitation pulse is less likely than had been widely assumed. Click on the image … more

Don’t Call It Vaporware: Scientists Use Cloud of Atoms as Optical Memory Device
Release Date: April 3, 2013

Talk about storing data in the cloud. Scientists at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland have taken this to … more

Experts Propose Research Priorities for Making Concrete ‘Greener’
Release Date: April 3, 2013

The challenge of making concrete greener—reducing its sizable carbon footprint without compromising performance—is just like the world's most ubiquitous manufactured material—hard! Hungry … more

Smart Grid R&D Opportunities Outlined in Two New NIST Reports
Release Date: April 3, 2013

The nation's aging power grid is evolving into a modern, "smart" energy distribution network, and with these changes comes a host of challenges for the research and development community, as … more

NIST Goes to the End of the Earth for Measurement Science
Release Date: April 3, 2013

NIST Boulder researcher Johannes (Hannes) Hubmayr recently spent several weeks at the South Pole Telescope, where he optimized the performance of a NIST camera delivered to the telescope in 2011. … more

MOBY calibration
Release Date: April 3, 2013

Seen from the base of the MOBY spar, researchers work on the the facility. MOBY is deployed in clear waters about 1200 meters deep, far enough from shore to be visible to … more