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New Shellfish Reference Material Will Help Monitor Oceans’ Radioactive Contamination
Release Date: 08/04/2015

A new reference material that will help laboratories accurately measure radioactive contamination in seawater is now available from the National … more

Gaily Tread the [Quantum] Measure
Release Date: 07/28/2015

Since quantum theory has been known to borrow from the arts—Murray Gell-Mann famously named "quarks" after a line from James Joyce—it's only … more

NIST to Host First App Challenge to Improve Data Access
Release Date: 07/27/2015

Researchers looking for information on the properties of methane at high temperatures or the isotopic composition of an element know they can rely … more

NIST Shows Organic Solar Industry Something New Under the Sun
Release Date: 07/16/2015

Hunting for the best material from which to build organic solar cells can be like seeking the proverbial haystack needle, but now scientists at … more

The Incredible Shrinking ESR Machine
Release Date: 07/14/2015

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have come up with a way to shrink a research instrument generally … more

NIST Seeks Comments on Plan to Simplify Access to Its Research Data and Publications
Release Date: 07/08/2015

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) generate data and author publications that lead to advances in diverse … more

Four PML Scientists Honored
Release Date: 07/01/2015

In recent days, four scientists in the Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have … more

Ultra-stable JILA Microscopy Technique Tracks Tiny Objects for Hours
Release Date: 06/30/2015

JILA researchers have designed a microscope instrument so stable that it can accurately measure the 3D movement of individual molecules over many … more

Progress Report with Photos: Restoration of NIST’s Million-Pound Deadweight Machine
Release Date: 06/30/2015

A restored component of the million-pound deadw more

Today, Pause for a Second
Release Date: 06/30/2015

For the great majority of human history, the earth's rotation—the apparent motion of the sun and stars across the sky—kept time far more precisely … more

NIST-led Effort Yields New International Standard for Dynamic Liquid Measuring Systems
Release Date: 06/26/2015

Milk, beer, and fuels are just some of the liquids whose measurement systems are addressed by the new international standard. When measuring large … more

Gates Foundation Rep Visits PML Vaccine Transport Lab
Release Date: 06/26/2015

PML’s Michal Chojnacky (left) giving a tour of her vaccine thermometry lab to the Gates Foundation’s Stephen Hadley. This month, a representative … more

Measuring Vacuum Fluctuations
Release Date: 06/23/2015

In this universe, anything that can vibrate will vibrate, and no oscillator is ever truly at rest. Even when an object such as an atom or … more

40th Time and Frequency Seminar
Release Date: 06/23/2015

About 40 participants from industry, US government agencies and academia participated in the 40th Annual Time and Frequency Metrology Seminar at … more

CMB Polarization Detector
Release Date: 06/19/2015

Polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background. Colors indicate warmer (red) and cooler (blue) spots. The white bars show the polarization … more

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