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Displaying news from August 26, 2014 To October 25, 2014

Phantoms for Traumatic Brain Injury
Release Date: October 23, 2014

NIST-developed diffusion phantom placed in a "head coil" used for magnetic resonance imaging of the human brain. Image-calibration technology designed and developed by scientists at the … more

Evidence Says: December Symposium Showcases Forensics at NIST
Release Date: October 22, 2014

Forensic science research goes back a long way at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)—more than a century. In fact, the agency served as the nation’s federal crime laboratory … more

NIST Offers Electronics Industry Two Ways to Snoop on Self-Organizing Molecules
Release Date: October 22, 2014

A few short years ago, the idea of a practical manufacturing process based on getting molecules to organize themselves in useful nanoscale shapes seemed … well, cool, sure, but also a little … more

NIST's Cloud Computing Roadmap Details Research Requirements and Action Plans
Release Date: October 22, 2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published the final version of the US Government Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap, Volumes I and II. The roadmap focuses on strategic … more

NIST Taps Nine Experts to Help Craft Disaster Resilience Framework for Communities
Release Date: October 21, 2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has engaged nine experts in fields ranging from transportation and water infrastructure to societal dimensions of disasters to further its … more

Strengthening Thin-Film Bonds with Ultrafast Data Collection
Release Date: October 17, 2014

When studying extremely fast reactions in ultrathin materials, two measurements are better than one. A new research tool invented by researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), … more

James Olthoff Named Director of NIST’s Physical Measurement Laboratory
Release Date: October 15, 2014

James Olthoff, a 27-year veteran of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has been named director of the agency's Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML). James OlthoffCredit: … more

Baldrige Program Receives Award for Communications
Release Date: October 14, 2014

The Baldrige Performance Excellence Program is 1 of 12 public-sector organizations from throughout the United States recently selected to receive a 2014 GovDelivery Outreach and Impact Award for … more

NIST’s 3rd Disaster Resilience Workshop Set for Oct. 27-28, in Norman, Okla.
Release Date: October 7, 2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)will hold the third in a series of regional workshops devoted to developing a community-centric "disaster resilience framework" to reduce … more

NIST Laser Comb System Maps 3D Surfaces Remotely for Manufacturing, Forensics
Release Date: October 7, 2014

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a laser-based imaging system that creates high-definition 3D maps of surfaces from as far away as 10.5 … more

NIST Quantum Probe Enhances Electric Field Measurements
Release Date: October 7, 2014

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Michigan have demonstrated a technique based on the quantum properties of atoms that directly links … more

BIRDS Is for Sustainability: New NIST Tool for Evaluating Building Performance, Trade-offs
Release Date: October 7, 2014

Designing a building that simply meets local code requirements is not necessarily the optimal way to do it when you consider all the long-term costs. Now, building professionals in more than 200 … more

Introducing the League of SI Superheroes: The New Champions of Metric
Release Date: October 6, 2014

To celebrate Metric Week (Oct. 5-11), the National Institute of Standards and Technology would like to introduce you to the League of SI Superheroes. The League of SI Superheroes use their … more

Eligibility Requirements Revised for 2015 Baldrige Award
Release Date: October 6, 2014

The Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, the component of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) that manages the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in cooperation with … more

Pre- Vacancy Announcement Director, Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program
Release Date: October 2, 2014

NIST to Hire New Manufacturing Extension Partnership Director The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is about to hire a new director for the NIST Hollings Manufacturing Extension … more

NIST Releases Final Version of Smart Grid Framework, Update 3.0
Release Date: October 1, 2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published its NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards, Release 3.0, a document that reflects advances in … more

Simultaneous Imaging of Ferromagnetic and Ferroelectric Domains
Release Date: October 1, 2014

SEMPA image of a 15 µm-diameter cobalt iron disc on a bismuth ferrite substrate. The image shows the measured in-plane magnetization direction, ?xy. The magnetization direction is given by … more

NIST Scientists Improve Microscopic Batteries with Homebuilt Imaging Analysis
Release Date: September 26, 2014

In a rare case of having their cake and eating it too, scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and other institutions have developed* a toolset that allows them to … more

Generating Numbers of Photons
Release Date: September 25, 2014

A NIST team is at work on what promises to be one of the world’s most accurate methods for generating a specified number of photons, and has devised a method to precisely estimate the uncertainty … more

World’s Smallest Reference Material is Big Plus for Nanotechnology
Release Date: September 24, 2014

If it's true that good things come in small packages, then the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) can now make anyone working with nanoparticles very happy. NIST recently issued … more

Benchmarking Fluorescence Microscopy
Release Date: September 24, 2014

Would your laboratory or company benefit from having an easy method to track fluorescence microscopy performance? Can you compare your imaging results to those from last week? Are your fluorescence … more

NIST Awards Contract to MITRE to Support Cybersecurity Center of Excellence
Release Date: September 24, 2014

Initial Tasks under IDIQ Contract Total $29 Million to Operate Newly Established Federally Funded Research and Development Center The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and … more

NCCoE Seeks Comments on Mobile Device Security Building Block
Release Date: September 17, 2014

NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has posted a revised draft of a building block to help enterprises address security issues that result from the use of mobile devices to … more

Three Pilot Projects Receive Grants to Improve Online Security and Privacy
Release Date: September 17, 2014

The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today announced nearly $3 million in grants that will support projects for online identity protection to … more

Calibrating Radiation Beams with Light
Release Date: September 17, 2014

Ronald Tosh with the most recent setup for measuring temperature changes with optical light, using a cyclic configuration for the interferometer. A block of acrylic glass (PMMA), another … more

NIST Megacities Carbon Project Named 'Project to Watch' by United Nations
Release Date: September 15, 2014

A greenhouse gas field measurement research program developed by scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and several collaborating institutions has been named a … more

NIST Announces FY 2014 Small Business Innovation Research Awards
Release Date: September 15, 2014

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded more than $2.2 million in Phase I and Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) awards … more

Three's a Charm: NIST Detectors Reveal Entangled Photon Triplets
Release Date: September 15, 2014

Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Canada have directly entangled three photons in the most technologically useful state for the first time, thanks in part to superfast, super-efficient … more

Measuring Absorption Maps and Spectra of Plasmonic Resonators with Nanoscale Resolution
Release Date: September 10, 2014

Schematic showing the photothermal induced resonance (PTIR) technique, which combines the lateral resolution o more

NIST Helps Develop New Standard for Microsensor Technology
Release Date: September 9, 2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has contributed to the development of a new standard for defining the performance of micromechanical sensors—a field that is expected to … more

Polonium's Most Stable Isotope Gets Revised Half-Life Measurement
Release Date: September 9, 2014

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have determined* that polonium-209, the longest-lived isotope of this radioactive heavy element, has a half-life about 25 … more

New Forensic Subcommittee on Digital Evidence Added to Organization of Scientific Area Committees
Release Date: September 8, 2014

Digital evidence, one of the fastest growing areas of forensic science, will now have its own subcommittee in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)-administered Organization of … more

"Making an Elephant Dance": How the Baldrige Criteria Helped Transform a Global Conglomerate
Release Date: September 5, 2014

The Tata group—today a large Indian conglomerate whose many well-known brands include Jaguar Land Rover, Taj Hotels, Tetley, and Eight O’Clock Coffee—transformed itself from a $4 billion domestic … more

Nine Organizations Selected for Site Visits for 2014 Baldrige Award
Release Date: September 5, 2014

Nine U.S. organizations have been selected by the Baldrige Panel of Judges to receive site visits for the 2014 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation's highest recognition for … more

Save the Date: NIST to Host International Symposium on Forensic Science Error Management, July 20-24, 2015
Release Date: September 3, 2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is planning to host the International Symposium on Forensic Science Error Management: Detection, Measurement and Mitigation from … more

NIST Team Honored for Work on Military Smartphone Apps, Security
Release Date: September 3, 2014

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers have earned a 2014 GCN Award for Information Technology Excellence* for speeding development and delivery of secure, … more

Forensic Science Standards Effort Takes Shape as NIST Appoints Scientific Area Committees Members
Release Date: September 3, 2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today named nearly 70 new members to the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC), the NIST-administered body that is seeking to … more

Scientists Shed Light on Organic Photovoltaic Characteristics
Release Date: September 2, 2014

Organic photovoltaic sample under test. (Click image to enlarge.) Photovoltaic devices, also known as solar cells, produce electrical power when exposed to light, and that technology has … more

Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available to Support Baldrige Program
Release Date: August 28, 2014

Organizations and individuals are invited to help support the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program through high-level sponsorships, which will provide program supporters with the greatest degree … more

Impact of Baldrige Leaders in Health Care Highlighted in Top-100 List
Release Date: August 27, 2014

Modern Healthcare’s annual 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare list includes six U.S. health care leaders with direct connections to the Baldrige Program, highlighting the continued impact of … more

Optical Microscope Technique Confirmed as Valid Nano-Measurement Tool
Release Date: August 26, 2014

Recent experiments have confirmed* that a technique developed several years ago at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) can enable optical microscopes to measure the … more

Lighten Up! New NIST Research Facility Gives Material Help to Automakers
Release Date: August 26, 2014

Want to make more fuel-efficient cars and trucks? Build them out of lighter materials. Feeling the heat. New NIST instrument in the Center for Automotive Lightweighting captures temperature … more