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A New MAP for LED Lighting
Release Date: 02/19/2015

Ben Tsai (left) and Maria Nadal demonstrate one kind of solid-state light that can be more

Accelerometer Calibration Service
Release Date: 02/19/2015

In a few weeks, NIST will begin offering a new, state-of-the-art calibration service for accelerometers. Based on a technique called laser … more

Autonomous Atom Assembly of Nanostructures using a Scanning Tunneling Microscope
Release Date: 02/13/2015

Automated assembly of individual cobalt atoms on an atomically flat copper surface into simple geometric shapes, a square, a triangle, and a … more

Hidden Uncertainties Uncovered in Nuclear Forensic Measurement
Release Date: 02/02/2015

A visualization of the detectors used for anticoincidence more

Prototype for First Traceable PET-MR Phantom
Release Date: 01/23/2015

A fused PET-CT image of the new phantom with its traceably calibrated amount of fluor more

Hybrid Memory Device for Superconducting Computing
Release Date: 01/23/2015

A team of NIST scientists has devised and demonstrated a novel nanoscale memory technology for superconducting computing that could hasten the … more

Weighing Gas with Sound and Microwaves
Release Date: 01/23/2015

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a novel method to rapidly and accurately calibrate gas flow … more

Open-Source Software for Quantum Information
Release Date: 01/23/2015

The software allows real-time experiment control for quantum information systems realized in trapped ions. NIST has partnered with the private … more

New Portable Vacuum Standard
Release Date: 01/23/2015

The PVS is housed within the white “igloo” enclosure at left. At right is an auxiliary vacuum system used for pressure calibrations. A novel … more

Supercomputer Simulations Yield Method for Predicting Behavior of New Concrete Formulas
Release Date: 01/21/2015

Just because concrete is the most widely used building material in human history doesn’t mean it can’t be improved. A recent study conducted by … more

NIST Contributes to Media’s Top Science Stories of 2014
Release Date: 01/07/2015

Cool instruments—literally—made by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) contributed to the media's top science stories of … more

NIST Sensor Could Improve One of Nano Research’s Most Useful Microscopes
Release Date: 12/16/2014

Spotting molecule-sized features—common in computer circuits and nanoscale devices—may become both easier and more accurate with a sensor … more

Neutron CT Helps Solve Puzzle
Release Date: 12/10/2014

In NIST’s neutron CT scans, the battery cells were rotated in the neutron beam, and radiographs were acquired at several angles. The data were … more

New Time-Stamp Service for NASDAQ
Release Date: 12/10/2014

The NIST disciplined oscillator (far right) is a NIST-supplied clock that can be installed at any location worldwide and that is synchronized to … more

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

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