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New Study Helps Explain the Surprising Behavior of Tiny 'Artificial Muscles'
Release Date: 04/27/2010

Using neutron beams and atomic-force microscopes, a team of university researchers working with the National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

Teams Gearing Up for Two NIST Robotic Competitions in Alaska
Release Date: 04/27/2010

The recruitment period is over. The competitors have been selected. Let the games begin! Photomicrograph shows Mag-µBot, the entry from … more

2010 TIP Competition Focuses on Manufacturing Technologies
Release Date: 04/15/2010

The U.S. Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today announced a new competition for high-risk, high-reward … more

New MEP Advisory Board White Paper Assesses the Present and Future of American Manufacturing
Release Date: 04/13/2010

A new white paper prepared by the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Board discusses the state of domestic manufacturing and the … more

NIST Scientists Address ‘Wrinkles’ in Transparent Film Development
Release Date: 03/30/2010

A closer look at a promising nanotube coating that might one day improve solar cells has turned up a few unexpected wrinkles, according to new … more

Paintable Electronics? NIST Studies Spray-On Manufacturing of Transistors
Release Date: 03/30/2010

A multidisciplinary research team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has found* that an organic semiconductor may be a … more

NIST Researchers Holding Steady in an Atomic-Scale Tug-of-War
Release Date: 03/30/2010

How hard do you have to pull on a single atom of--let's say--gold to detach it from the end of a chain of like atoms?* It's a measure of the … more

Baldrige Program Funds Four State Efforts to Teach Performance Excellence
Release Date: 03/16/2010

The National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Baldrige National Quality Program (BNQP) has announced that four state quality … more

MEP to Support New Building-Efficiency Research Center
Release Date: 02/16/2010

The National Institute of Standards and Technology's Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) will be supporting the creation of a … more

Manufacturing Competition Challenges University Teams to Stack a Better Pallet
Release Date: 01/26/2010

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking university teams to participate in a May 2010 Virtual Manufacturing … more

Autonomous Robots Journal Special Issue November 2009
Release Date: 01/14/2010

Autonomous Robots Volume 27, Number 4, November 2009 Special Issue: Characterizing Mobile Robot Localization and Mapping Guest Editors: Raj … more

U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology Invests up to $71 Million in New Manufacturing, Infrastructure Research and Development
Release Date: 12/15/2009

Technology Innovation Program funding focuses on advanced materials and infrastructure monitoring and repair The U.S. Commerce Department’s … more

Wavering Named Fellow of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Release Date: 11/17/2009

Albert Wavering III has been named to the College of Fellows of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). Wavering is acting deputy director … more

Publication Offers Constructive Advice for Construction Industry Efficiency
Release Date: 11/17/2009

A new workshop report from the National Research Council (NRC) identifies five key activities to advance the competitiveness and effectiveness of … more

Is Your Microrobot Up for the (NIST) Challenge?
Release Date: 10/27/2009

The scientists and engineers who introduced the world to tiny robots demonstrating soccer skills are creating the next level of friendly … more

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