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Thinking Outside the Cuvette: To Measure Dimensions of Skinny Glass Container, PML Scientists Get Creative
Release Date: 02/01/2016

Wei Ren with the triangulation probe and a cuvette. Click image for larger version. J.L. Lee/PML Let’s say you’re a biotechnologist working to … more

New ‘Quick Test’ Station May Speed Commercialization of Photonic Thermometers
Release Date: 01/29/2016

Physicists in NIST’s Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML) have been working on a new class of chip-based photonic thermometers that measure … more

Promising Quantum Transducer
Release Date: 01/28/2016

When a long-awaited quantum information network finally arrives, in whatever form, it will incorporate two essential technologies: a method of … more

NIST Featured in Media’s Top Science Stories of 2015
Release Date: 01/06/2016

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is featured in several of the news media’s lists of the top science stories of 2015. … more

Patent Issued for Lamp Improvement
Release Date: 01/06/2016

PML researcher and co-inventor John Curry with an HID lamp. Image: NIST/PML NIST has been issu more

Less Jitter, More Bits: New Material for Detecting Photons Captures More Quantum Information
Release Date: 01/05/2016

Detecting individual particles of light just got a bit more precise—by 74 picoseconds to be exact—thanks to advances in materials by National … more

Ringing in a New Way to Measure and Modulate Trapped Light
Release Date: 12/22/2015

Researchers working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a novel way to noninvasively measure and map how … more

Squeezed Motion Achieved
Release Date: 12/22/2015

False-color micrograph showing the two circuits and the capacitor drum head in gray and the sapphire substrate in blue. Scale bar is in … more

NIST Adds to Quantum Computing Toolkit with Mixed-Atom Logic Operations
Release Date: 12/16/2015

BOULDER, Colo. – Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have added to their collection of ingredients for future … more

NIST Boulder Lab Building Renamed for Katharine Blodgett Gebbie
Release Date: 12/15/2015

BOULDER, Colo.—Two landmarks merged on Dec. 10, 2015, when the most advanced laboratory building at the National Institute of Standards and … more

Cryogenic Flow Facility Moves
Release Date: 12/14/2015

  The Cryogenic Flow Measurement Facility as it was installed at NIST's Boulder, CO, campus. Click on image for enlarged view. As recently as a … more

Seeing Cells More Clearly
Release Date: 12/07/2015

Jeeseong Hwang at one of the laboratory imaging systems. NIST scientists, with collaborators at the University of Michigan, have designed and … more

Smokestack Turbulence
Release Date: 11/23/2015

Society is increasingly concerned about exactly how much carbon dioxide and other pollutants are coming out of smokestacks. But current … more

On the Road to a Neutron Microscope: First Light for World-Class Neutron Imaging Facility
Release Date: 11/20/2015

First image taken with NIST's new cold neutron imaging facility. The test sample is a 3 mm-thick stainless steel bottle opener. Top: Raw image. … more

Search for Best RFPs
Release Date: 11/20/2015

How, precisely, does disease begin and progress in a single cell? To fully understand such processes on the smallest scales, scientists need a way … more

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