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Displaying news from December 14, 2015 To February 12, 2016

New Experimental Test Detects Signs of Lyme Disease Near Time of Infection
Release Date: February 11, 2016

When it comes to early diagnosis of Lyme disease, the insidious tick-borne illness that afflicts about 300,000 Americans annually, finding the proverbial needle in the haystack might be a far … more

Now Posted: State-by-State Baldrige Impact Data for 2016
Release Date: February 11, 2016

The Baldrige Performance Excellence Program (BPEP) at NIST released data this week that document the scope of services provided to U.S. organizations in every sector and nearly every state through … more

Renovating Spaces and Preserving Places with Lasers
Release Date: February 10, 2016

When you want to preserve a place or enhance a space, sometimes the best approach is to take a laser to it.Not a cosmetic surgeon’s scalpel, or a sci-fi blaster. Rather, a 3-D laser scanner that … more

The Baldrige Examiner Training Experience - A Unique Professional Development Opportunity
Release Date: February 10, 2016

The Baldrige Performance Excellence Program is offering a limited number of seats in its 2016 examiner preparation course for a fee through its Baldrige Examiner Training Experience (BETE) program. … more

President’s FY 2017 Budget Request for NIST Supports High-Performance Computing, Biomanufacturing
Release Date: February 10, 2016

The U.S. Department of Commerce today released details of the President’s budget request for fiscal year 2017 for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The total discretionary … more

Registration for OSAC Las Vegas
Release Date: February 9, 2016

NIST's Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) will hold its public meetings in Las Vegas, Nevada on Monday-Tuesday, Feb. 22 and 23, 2016. The meetings will include presentations and … more

Strengthening Public-Private Cooperation on Cybersecurity's Toughest Issues
Release Date: February 8, 2016

Guest blog post by Willie E. May, Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director.Strong cybersecurity starts at the top. FRONT ROW (from left to right): Ike Leggett, … more

Assessing the Biosimilarity of Protein Drugs: New Study Shows Method’s Precision at Atomic Resolution
Release Date: February 5, 2016

A first-ever interlaboratory study of four versions of a therapeutic protein drug—all manufactured from living cells—reports that an established analytical tool akin to magnetic resonance imaging … more

Webcast to Highlight Dedication of Expanded Cybersecurity Facility, Feb. 8
Release Date: February 5, 2016

On Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) will celebrate its move to expanded new facilities with a ribbon-cutting dedication and expert panel discussions … more

NIST Announces New Round of Small Business Innovation Research Program Grants
Release Date: February 3, 2016

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is announcing that its FY 2016 Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) is open. The “Phase I” … more

Transforming Welding with Comprehensive NIST Metrology
Release Date: February 2, 2016

NIST director Willie May and PML NRC postdoc Brian Simonds with the welding booth in the new facility on NIST's Boulder, Colo., campus. Welding has been around, in some form, for centuries. … more

Shiny and (Electro)chrome: New Twist on Old Tech Could Bring Living Color at Low Power
Release Date: February 2, 2016

By marrying state-of-the-art nanometer-scale gratings with a Space Age-era thin-film polymer, researchers working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new … more

NIST Advisory Committee Welcomes New Members Allen Adler, Waguih Ishak
Release Date: February 2, 2016

Boeing’s Allen Adler and Corning’s Waguih Ishak have joined the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT), the agency's primary … more

SI Superheroes Return with Another Weighty Adventure
Release Date: February 2, 2016

The nefarious Major Uncertainty has kidnapped Monsieur Kilogram, putting the world’s measurements of mass in jeopardy. As the world spirals into “Mass Hysteria,” the remaining SI Superheroes, … more

NIST Performs Critical Measurements for James Webb Space Telescope
Release Date: February 1, 2016

   The complete Primary Mirror Backplane Support Structure (PMBSS) for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). The inset shows the location of the four support mounts of the type that NIST … more

Thinking Outside the Cuvette: To Measure Dimensions of Skinny Glass Container, PML Scientists Get Creative
Release Date: February 1, 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 develop new medicines or a better test for … more

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

Physicists in NIST’s Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML) have been working on a new class of chip-based photonic thermometers that measure temperature with light.* Now the team has reached … more

NCCoE Seeks Vendors to Help Secure Wireless Medical Devices
Release Date: January 28, 2016

Medical devices such as the infusion pumps that deliver medication intravenously were once standalone instruments that interacted only with the patient. Today, they have operating systems and … more

Promising Quantum Transducer
Release Date: January 28, 2016

When a long-awaited quantum information network finally arrives, in whatever form, it will incorporate two essential technologies: a method of generating and manipulating quantum bits* (qubits); … more

NIST Requests Comments on Computer Security Publication on Randomness
Release Date: January 27, 2016

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking public comment on its latest draft of a publication intended to help computer security experts use randomness to protect … more

NIST Gaithersburg Open on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016
Release Date: January 26, 2016

On Wednesday, Jan. 27, NIST Gaithersburg will be open on time with unscheduled leave and telework authorized. All conferences and meetings will be held on time. Employees who opt for unscheduled … more

The Path to Performance Excellence Begins at April’s Quest Conference
Release Date: January 26, 2016

Knowledge and insights from current and past winners of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation's highest honor for performance excellence and innovation, await those who attend the … more

MEP Opens Competition to Fund Manufacturing Centers in 12 States and Puerto Rico
Release Date: January 26, 2016

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today opened a competition to award new cooperative funding agreements for its Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) centers … more

NIST Gaithersburg Closed on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016
Release Date: January 25, 2016

As cleanup from this weekend’s blizzard continues, NIST Gaithersburg will be closed with limited access on Tuesday. All conferences and meetings are cancelled or postponed. Below is guidance for … more

NIST Gaithersburg Closed on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016
Release Date: January 24, 2016

As cleanup from this weekend’s blizzard continues, NIST Gaithersburg will be closed with limited access on Monday. All conferences and meetings are cancelled or postponed. Below is guidance for … more

NIST Gaithersburg to Close at 12 noon Friday, Jan. 22
Release Date: January 22, 2016

Due to an anticipated snowstorm with blizzard conditions and winds expected up to 30 mph, NIST Gaithersburg will open on time on Friday, Jan. 22, but will close at 12 noon. Conferences or meetings … more

Influence the Future of Cybersecurity Education—Join the NICE Working Group
Release Date: January 21, 2016

Addressing the nation’s rapidly increasing need for cybersecurity employees, the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) is seeking members from the public and private sectors and … more

NIST Launches National Competition to Make Robots More Agile
Release Date: January 20, 2016

Manufacturers, robot suppliers and researchers, here’s your chance to get in on the ground floor of an upcoming national competition intended to help make robots handier and nimbler performers on … more

NIST Simulates Fast, Accurate DNA Sequencing Through Graphene Nanopore
Release Date: January 15, 2016

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have simulated a new concept for rapid, accurate gene sequencing by pulling a DNA molecule through a tiny, chemically … more

NIST Launches New Blog
Release Date: January 14, 2016

Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director Willie E. May launches the NIST blog with an inaugural post Welcome to the brand new NIST blog, Taking Measure. Taking … more

NIST Seeks Applications for 2016 Precision Measurement Grants
Release Date: January 8, 2016

Want to join a group that has included four Nobel Prize recipients? Apply to the latest round of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) long-running Precision Measurement … more

Portable NIST Kit Can Recover Traces of Chemical Evidence
Release Date: January 7, 2016

A chemist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed a portable version of his method for recovering trace chemicals such as environmental pollutants and forensic … more

NIST Featured in Media’s Top Science Stories of 2015
Release Date: January 6, 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. NIST’s change at the top was a top headline of 2015 … more

Patent Issued for Lamp Improvement
Release Date: January 6, 2016

PML researcher and co-inventor John Curry with an HID lamp. Image: NIST/PML NIST has been issued a patent for a novel method to improve the performance and utility of the sort of … more

Less Jitter, More Bits: New Material for Detecting Photons Captures More Quantum Information
Release Date: January 5, 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 Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) … more

Evaluating Investments in Community Resilience: New Guide Explains How
Release Date: January 4, 2016

Communities weighing choices for capital improvement projects intended to improve their resilience to severe weather, wildfires, earthquakes, or other types of hazards now have a new guide to help … more

PML Expertise and Collaborations Lead to Portable Test Solution for Laser Trackers
Release Date: December 28, 2015

Adjusting the laser target tracker on the prototype length artifact, a hollow carbon-fiber beam approximately 2.5 meters long. A collaboration between NIST researchers and a … more

Nanoworld “Snow Blowers” Carve Straight Channels in Semiconductor Surfaces
Release Date: December 28, 2015

In the nanoworld, tiny particles of gold can operate like snow blowers, churning through surface layers of an important class of semiconductors to dig unerringly straight paths. The surprising … more

NIST Issues Notice of Intent to Fund New Manufacturing Innovation Institutes
Release Date: December 22, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced today it has issued a Notice of Intent to fund up to two institutes as part of the … more

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

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

Squeezed Motion Achieved
Release Date: December 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 micrometers. The entire device is about as wide as … more

Mixing Modern Materials? NIST Math App Helps You Manage Your Mashup
Release Date: December 22, 2015

Imagine you’re baking a special cake, one in which the shape of each mote of spice mixed into the batter can have a profound effect on your dessert’s color, its taste, its texture on the tongue. … more

OSAC December 2015 Newsletter
Release Date: December 18, 2015

The Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science (OSAC) has released its December 2015 monthly newsletter to communicate program status, activities, and opportunities for public … more

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

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

NIST Boulder Lab Building Renamed for Katharine Blodgett Gebbie
Release Date: December 15, 2015

BOULDER, Colo.—Two landmarks merged on Dec. 10, 2015, when the most advanced laboratory building at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) campus in Boulder, Colo., was renamed … more

2016 Baldrige Sponsorship Opportunities Are Available!
Release Date: December 15, 2015

Organizations and individuals are invited to help support the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program by becoming Baldrige sponsors, who support a range of products and services, including the 28th … more

NFL, Under Armour, GE & National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) ANNOUNCE FIVE WINNERS OF Head Health Challenge III
Release Date: December 15, 2015

Open Innovation Challenge to Accelerate the Development of Energy-Absorbing Materials to Protect Against Head InjuryNEW YORK – The National Football League (NFL), Under Armour (NYSE:UA), GE (NYSE: … more

National Institute of Standards and Technology Presents 2015 Awards to Outstanding Employees
Release Date: December 14, 2015

GAITHERSBURG, Md.—The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recognized current and former employees for their research, administrative and support activities that support NIST’s … more

Cryogenic Flow Facility Moves
Release Date: December 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 few months ago, somebody who needed an … more

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