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Right Size + Right Chemistry = Right Stuff for Plastics Manufacturing
Release Date: 05/19/2016

Plastic manufacturing is an energy-intensive process. Now, research performed in part at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) … more

JILA Extends Laser ‘Combing’ Method to Identify Large, Complex Molecules
Release Date: 05/04/2016

BOULDER, Colo. – JILA physicists have extended the capability of their powerful laser “combing” technique to identify the structures of large, … more

New Chip-Based Sensor Finds Power in Versatility
Release Date: 04/26/2016

Prototype Deconstructed: PML's John Lehman holds a circular wafer full of chips, each of which features a carbon nanotube-coated "lollipop." When … more

NIST’s Million-Pound Weight Stack Restoration is Complete
Release Date: 04/25/2016

PML restoration team and leadership in front of the newly refurbished million-pound weightstack. From left to right: Project Leader Rick Seifarth, … more

Head to Head: Photonic Pressure Sensors vs. Mercury-Based Standard
Release Date: 04/21/2016

PML's Jacob Ricker with the two FLOCs (copper boxes, center) and the mercury manometer (blue column, right). When a team of researchers at NIST’s … more

Optical Clocks Synched to Femtoseconds Over Air
Release Date: 04/21/2016

TOP: Time information is transmitted between sites across a turbulent air path. Real-time feedback is supplied to the clock at site B to … more

New Nanodevice Shifts Light's Color at Single-Photon Level
Release Date: 04/18/2016

Converting a single photon from one color, or frequency, to another is an essential tool in quantum communication, which harnesses the subtle … more

Precision Testing for MEMS Accelerometers
Release Date: 04/08/2016

The goniometer-based instrument. The piv more

Newly Patented NIST Technique Creates Precisely Sized Nanocontainers Useful for Drug Delivery
Release Date: 04/07/2016

What if doctors could deliver anti-cancer drugs directly to tumors without making patients sick? Bringing this dream of targeted drug delivery … more

For Rechargeable Batteries That Crush the Competition, Crush This Material
Release Date: 04/01/2016

By chemically modifying and pulverizing a promising group of compounds, scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) … more

Neutron Microscope: Waiting for the Lens to Come
Release Date: 03/30/2016

PML's Dan Hussey in the shielded cave where the neutron microscope will be housed. When the world’s first workhorse neutron microscope – currently … more

NIST Develops First Widely Useful Measurement Standard for Breast Cancer MRI
Release Date: 03/23/2016

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed the first widely useful standard for magnetic resonance … more

NIST Creates Fundamentally Accurate Quantum Thermometer
Release Date: 03/15/2016

Better thermometers might be possible as a result of a discovery at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), where physicists … more

New Phantom for Breast Cancer Screening
Release Date: 03/14/2016

The new breast phantom consists of two components. The one at more

NIST’s Internet Time Service Serves the World
Release Date: 03/08/2016

The Internet Time Service operated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) serves much of the Earth, with customers from … more

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