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3D Polymer

New NIST Method Measures 3D Polymer Processing Precisely

Recipes for three-dimensional (3D) printing, or additive manufacturing, of parts have required as much guesswork as science. Until now. Resins and other materials that react...
Electro-Optic Laser

NIST’s Electro-Optic Laser Pulses 100 Times Faster Than Usual Ultrafast Light

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have used common electronics to build a laser that pulses 100 times more often...
quantum information

Quantum Information Science: Making the Leap

Quantum information science will contribute to one of the next revolutions in computing, but realizing that promise will stretch our scientific understanding and technological...
Auto Coatings

To Improve Auto Coatings, New Tests Do More Than Scratch the...

Know that sickening feeling when you exit the grocery store and find your car has been banged up by a runaway shopping cart? It...
smart mirror

Introducing the ‘Smart Mirror’

Lasers play roles in many manufacturing processes, from welding car parts to crafting engine components with 3D printers.* To control these tasks, manufacturers must...
Arctic Pollutants

Many Arctic Pollutants Decrease After Market Removal and Regulation

Levels of some persistent organic pollutants (POPs) regulated by the Stockholm Convention are decreasing in the Arctic, according to an international team of researchers...
Graphene Quantum Dot

A Novel Graphene Quantum Dot Structure Takes the Cake

In a marriage of quantum science and solid-state physics, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have used magnetic fields to...
nanoparticle

Connecting the (Nano) Dots: NIST Says Big-Picture Thinking Can Advance Nanoparticle...

Nanoparticle manufacturing, the production of material units less than 100 nanometers in size (100,000 times smaller than a marble), is proving the adage that...
Microchip

Helping the Microchip Industry Go (Very Low) with the Flow

A new study by scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has uncovered a source of error in an industry-standard calibration...
Laser Ranging

NIST Shows Laser Ranging Can ‘See’ 3D Objects Melting in Fires

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have used a laser detection and ranging (LADAR) system to image three-dimensional (3D) objects...
flying drones

Flying Drones Compete to Complete Unprecedented Feat

Whether it’s the effort to redefine the kilogram or researching the Harry Potter realm of quantum mechanics where things can somehow be in two or more places...
Biologic Drugs

New Cell Lines Produce NIST Monoclonal Antibody for Improved Manufacturing of...

When the National Institute of Standards and Technology(NIST) issued the world’s first standardized monoclonal antibody (mAb) in July 2016, the exhaustively analyzed protein known as NISTmAb(NIST Reference...
Optical Neural Network

NIST Chip Lights Up Optical Neural Network Demo

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have made a silicon chip that distributes optical signals precisely across a miniature brain-like...
nanometer scale

The Shape in Water: First Nanometer-Scale Measurements of the Folded Structure...

Tinkering with a method they helped develop over the last few years, scientists have for the first time measured at the nanometer scale the characteristic...
quantum computers

Microscopic Trampoline May Help Create Networks of Quantum Computers

Take a bounce: A microscopic trampoline could help engineers to overcome a major hurdle for quantum computers, researchers from CU Boulder and the National...
Nanofluidic Computing

NIST Researchers Simulate Simple Logic for Nanofluidic Computing

Invigorating the idea of computers based on fluids instead of silicon, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have shown how...
Microscopic Machines

A New Way to Measure Energy in Microscopic Machines

What drives cells to live and engines to move? It all comes down to a quantity that scientists call “free energy,” essentially the energy...
invention machine

NIST’s Invention Machine: Making the Perfect Parts

On a recent morning, Rick Lake stopped in the middle of giving a tour of NIST’s Machine Shop to ponder a part sitting on...
cybersecurity

U.S. Needs Immediate and Sustained Improvements in Its Cybersecurity Workforce

In a report released by the White House today, the U.S. Departments of Commerce and Homeland Security urge immediate and sustained improvements in the...
wireless communications

Want to Make Your Factory Wireless? NIST Can Guide You!

It’s been called the “smart factory” and even given the lofty moniker of “the fourth industrial revolution.” The manufacturing operation of the just-around-the-corner future...