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New U.S. Time Standard Launched By NIST
2014-04-04 13:21:23

[ Watch The Video: NIST-F2 Atomic Clock Sets The Time Standard ] NIST The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has officially launched a new atomic clock, called NIST-F2, to serve as a new US civilian time and frequency standard, along with the current NIST-F1 standard. NIST-F2 would neither gain nor lose one second in about 300 million years, making it about three times as accurate as NIST-F1, which has served as the standard...

2014-02-03 08:25:23

LONDON, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Review of the Russian watt-hour meters market 2012 Please note: The report is Russian version. It will provide the English version in 6-8 business days.In 2012, The Russian market of watt-hour meters showed an upward trend development in connection with the sustainable growth of the economy of the Russian Federation and also with the replacement of old watt-hour meters.According to...

2013-09-03 16:28:45

-- The Most Intuitive, Intelligent Balance to Ever Come From OHAUS Rises to a New Level of Intelligence -- PARSIPPANY, N.J., Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- OHAUS Corporation, a leading worldwide manufacturer of balances and scales, today announced the expansion of the Explorer Series of analytical and precision balances to now include new high capacity balances as well as traditional external calibration precision models and analytical models with automatic draftshield doors. The new...

2013-07-25 12:25:16

PARSIPPANY, N.J., July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- OHAUS Corporation, a leading worldwide manufacturer of analytical, precision, portable and mechanical balances and scales, proudly announces that its Explorer line of analytical and precision balances won Laboratory Equipment magazine's 2013 "Readers' Choice" Award for best balance. The Explorer was selected by the magazine's readers through an electronic survey, in which they were asked to choose products that lead the industry in...

Berkeley Physicist Uses Atomic Matter To Tell Time
2013-01-11 15:06:34

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a groundbreaking new study, physicists from the University of California, Berkeley have used atomic matter to measure time. According to a new report in the journal Science, Holger Müller and his Berkeley colleagues describe how to tell time using a cesium atom and the theory that matter can be both a particle and a wave. "When you make a grandfather clock, there is a pendulum and a clockwork that counts the...

The Kilogram Has Been Putting On Weight
2013-01-07 10:20:51

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When getting on the bathroom scale after feasting at all the holiday parties, most of us have come to expect a larger number than usual — but scientists from University of Newcastle say that the kilogram itself has been bulking up over the years. The original weight standard for the kilogram (about 2.1 lbs.) is known as the International Prototype Kilogram (IPK), and the British researchers say the series of platinum-based...

2012-12-25 05:00:29

Prescott Pailet Benefits Volunteer Committee enjoys helping those in need during the holiday season Dallas, TX (PRWEB) December 24, 2012 This holiday season, Prescott Pailet Benefits, a Marsh & McLennan Agency, is giving back to the Dallas community as well as those serving our country. Dallas group insurance broker, Prescott Pailet Benefits, distributed donations to three worthy, local non-profit organizations: North Texas Food Bank, Austin Street Center and The Ronald McDonald House...

2012-09-03 22:22:59

LONDON, September 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- USP published their long awaited new drafts to revise the General Chapters 41 "Balances" and 1251 "Weighing on an Analytical Balance" in the Pharmacopeial Forum PF 38(5). The new drafts are intended to replace the existing chapters and provide a more user-friendly option for the determination of minimum weight. The documents also propose a risk-based approach to determine type and frequency of routine tests, with the omission of...

2012-02-20 20:26:16

New research, published by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), takes a significant step towards changing the international definition of the kilogram — which is currently based on a lump of platinum-iridium kept in Paris. NPL has produced technology capable of accurate measurements of Planck's constant, the final piece of the puzzle in moving from a physical object to a kilogram based on fundamental constants of nature. The techniques are described in a paper published in Metrologia...

2012-01-04 12:12:17

More accurate frequency standards technology are being developed to prevent interference on live TV services With government plans for a Digital Britain firmly underway, the amount of data that will be sent on the internet is set to increase dramatically. But with increased data comes the potential for increased frequency interference. This could mean data files and live "on-demand" TV services will be corrupted. If the scientists at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have their...