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NISTAR Radiometer Scheduled to Fly
Release Date: 12/02/2014

The NISTAR instrument prior to mounting on the DSCOVR spacecraft. The NIST Advanced Radiometer (NISTAR), mothballed for more than a decade, is … more

Helping VIIRS See Clearly
Release Date: 11/24/2014

Satellite observation has revolutionized our understanding of terrestrial conditions and climate dynamics. But the measurement science is … more

Ocean Color Standard Developed
Release Date: 11/24/2014

The world's oceans face multiple threats, and fisheries, marine biologists, and environmental scientists need accurate and timely data about … more

NIST 'Combs' the Atmosphere to Measure Greenhouse Gases
Release Date: 10/29/2014

By remotely "combing" the atmosphere with a custom laser-based instrument, researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

NIST Megacities Carbon Project Named 'Project to Watch' by United Nations
Release Date: 09/15/2014

A greenhouse gas field measurement research program developed by scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and … more

Polonium's Most Stable Isotope Gets Revised Half-Life Measurement
Release Date: 09/09/2014

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have determined* that polonium-209, the longest-lived isotope of this … more

EUV calibration for solar studies
Release Date: 08/25/2014

Rob Vest at the section of the EUV beam line where the degradation-free spectrometers were calibrated. Image: Sean Kelley/NIST Thanks to precision … more

Scale Model Smokestack
Release Date: 08/15/2014

Construction is nearly complete on one of the world's more unusual precision measurement facilities: A 50 meter horizontal smokestack located on … more

NIST 'Global City Teams Challenge' to Create Smart Cities
Release Date: 08/05/2014

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and several partners today are kicking off the year-long … more

Researchers Find Organic Pollutants Not Factor in Turtle Tumor Disease
Release Date: 07/15/2014

For nearly four decades, scientists have suspected that persistent organic pollutants (POPs) contributed to a green turtle's susceptibility to the … more

Snowballs to Soot: The Clumping Density of Many Things Seems to Be a Standard
Release Date: 06/10/2014

Particles of soot floating through the air and comets hurtling through space have at least one thing in common: 0.36. That, reports a research … more

World Metrology Day 2014: Measurements and the Global Energy Challenge
Release Date: 05/19/2014

The theme of this year's World Metrology Day, " Measurements and the Global Energy Challenge ," speaks to one of the defining issues of our time. … more

A New NIST Online Database: The NIST Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Structure Index
Release Date: 01/06/2014

  Recently, a new website containing a wealth of information on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) was made publicly available by NIST. PAHs … more

31,558,149,764 Milliseconds in Review: NIST in 2013
Release Date: 12/17/2013

Milestones on the way to quantum computing. A landmark study of how communities can better prepare for tornadoes. Publication of a draft … more

New NIST Tests Explore Safety of Nanotubes in Modern Plastics Over Time
Release Date: 12/17/2013

Exposed to intense ultraviolet light and high temperatures, samples of epoxy containing multiwalled carbon nanotubes deteriorated. Exposure tended … more

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