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Displaying news from October 01, 2004 To December 31, 2004

Chip-Scale Magnetic Sensor Draws on Mini Clock Design
Release Date: December 29, 2004

Photo of the NIST chip-scale magnetometer. The sensor is about as tall as a grain of rice. The widest block near the top of the device is an enclosed, transparent cell that holds a vapor … more

Flame Retardant Exposure Linked to House Dust
Release Date: December 29, 2004

Common house dust may be an important source of a potentially dangerous class of chemicals called polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), according to an exploratory study* by researchers at the … more

Experiments at Demolition of Old Washington Convention Center Aim to Improve First Responder Communications
Release Date: December 15, 2004

Experiments aimed at improving emergency radio communications will be performed by researchers from the Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) at the old … more

Commerce, Big 3 U.S. Auto Makers Form New Partnership to Improve Manufacturing Competitiveness of U.S. Automotive Industry
Release Date: December 9, 2004

Senior executives of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Technology Administration and the U.S. automotive industry today signed a memorandum of agreement establishing a new partnership to facilitate … more

Ninety-Six Earn NIST Awards
Release Date: December 7, 2004

Ninety-six employees of the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards (NIST) were honored with the Departmental Bronze Medal and other NIST awards in ceremonies held Dec. 1, 2004. NIST … more

NIST Demonstrates Data ‘Repair Kit’ for Quantum Computers
Release Date: December 1, 2004

NIST physicists Dietrich Leibfried and David Wineland in the laboratory where they have developed a method for correcting data handling errors for quantum computing. ©Geoffrey Wheeler For … more

Two Manufacturers, Business School, Hospital to Receive Presidential Award for Quality and Performance Excellence
Release Date: November 23, 2004

President George W. Bush and Commerce Secretary Don Evans today announced four organizations as recipients of the 2004 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s only Presidential award … more

Gold Nano Anchors Put Nanowires in Their Place
Release Date: November 10, 2004

[Top] Scanning electron microscope image shows rows of horizontal zinc-oxide nanowires grown on a sapphire surface. The gold nanoparticles are visible on the ends of each row. Click … more

New System ‘Sees’ Crimes on Audiotape
Release Date: October 26, 2004

The Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed a real-time magnetic imaging system that enables criminal investigators to "see" signs of tampering … more

Latest Findings from NIST World Trade Center Investigation Released
Release Date: October 19, 2004

Leading Collapse Sequence for Each WTC Tower The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today released the latest findings from its building and fire safety … more