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NIST and Willow Garage Launch First Robot 'Perception Challenge'
Release Date: 02/25/2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is teaming up with Willow Garage, a Silicon Valley robotics research and design firm, to … more

NIST Announces $22 Million in Funding for Advanced Manufacturing Research in Electronics, Biotechnology and Nanotechnology
Release Date: 12/15/2010

The U.S. Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today announced a total of more than $22 million in funding … more

NIST Team Awarded Millions of Supercomputing Hours, Aims for 'Concrete Results'
Release Date: 12/08/2010

This simulation depicts flow in a rheometer, as its rotating vane's blade begins to stir a suspension of particles. Colors represent the quadrant … more

NIST Microrobotics Challenge Seeks Miniature Medics and Maze Masters
Release Date: 10/26/2010

They’ve played soccer, run dashes and deftly inserted pegs into holes—all within a world that can fit inside a single grain of rice. Now, it’s … more

NIST’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership Awards $9.1 Million for Projects to Enhance U.S. Global Competitiveness
Release Date: 10/13/2010

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) HollingsManufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) has awarded $9.1 million in … more

NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership Awards $9.1 Million for 22 Projects to Enhance U.S. Manufacturers’ Global Competitiveness
Release Date: 10/05/2010

GAITHERSBURG, Md.—The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) today announced $9.1 million … more

NIST 'Vision Science Facility' Aims for Lighting Revolution
Release Date: 09/28/2010

Light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, have become popular with backpackers and cyclists who mount them on headbands for a reliable, hands-free source of … more

Growing Nanowires Horizontally Yields New Benefit: 'Nano-LEDs'
Release Date: 09/28/2010

While refining their novel method for making nanoscale wires, chemists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) discovered an … more

Manufacturing Extension Partnership Awards Grant to Support Green Building Technologies
Release Date: 08/31/2010

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) has awarded a grant of $1.5 million … more

NIST to Frame the Magna Carta
Release Date: 08/17/2010

Fabrication specialists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are joining forces with conservators at the National Archives … more

MEP ExporTech: Supporting Manufacturing Growth Through Export
Release Date: 08/17/2010

For the past four years, the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), along with the U.S. … more

NIST Technology Called Upon to Clean Up Chernobyl Disaster Site
Release Date: 08/17/2010

A modified version of the RoboCrane®, a unique floating platform developed by manufacturing research engineers at the National Institute of … more

JILA Frequency Comb System Detects Gas Impurities to Aid Semiconductor Manufacturing
Release Date: 08/03/2010

Purity of ingredients is a constant concern for the semiconductor industry, because a mere trace of contaminants can damage or ruin tiny devices. … more

Economy, Energy and Environment: Going Green in the Black
Release Date: 07/21/2010

The Economy, Energy, and Environment (E3) Initiative , a collaborative effort involving five federal agencies, state and local governments, … more

NIST Nanoscale Dimensioning Technique Wins R&D 100 Award
Release Date: 07/21/2010

A radical, new method developed at NIST that transforms the humble, ubiquitous and inexpensive optical microscope into a powerful … more

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