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NIST Measures Up For The Olympics
2012-06-28 11:56:56

In yet another Olympian feat of measurement, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently calibrated a tape that will be used to measure out the distance of this summer's Olympic marathon–a distance of 26 miles 385 yards–to 1 part in 1,000. Measurement is a vital aspect of the Olympic Games. Officials measure the height of jumps, the speed of races, and the mass of weights to determine who wins a medal and who goes home. The marathon is no...

2012-06-23 23:02:35

Geotest Repair and Calibration is a new company specializing in the calibration and repair of geomechanical test equipment. Salesville,AR. (PRWEB) June 22, 2012 Geotest Repair and Calibration was started to help those in need of service on geological test equipment. Labs, Universities, Dot`s, Asphalt and Cement companies are always looking for fast accurate service, Geotest Repair and Calibration hopes to end that search. Calibrations are a requirement for this industry. The companies that...

2012-05-21 23:02:53

To help simplify the calibration of the 4th generation Acoustic Technology of the Sultan Acoustic Wave Level, Hawk has added a new firmware program, making startup a much simpler process Middleton, MA (PRWEB) May 21, 2012 Hawk Measurement's new firmware upgrade package for the Sultan Acoustic Wave Level will allow for up to 22 different applications as diverse as ROM Bins, Process Slurry Sumps, Primary Crushers, Stockpile Monitoring and Positioning that can start up with a minimum of...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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