Latest Kilogram Stories

2011-06-10 08:20:12

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers are working to reduce the uncertainty associated with climate-change measurements using a mobile temperature-sensing technology made for tracking delicate or perishable, high-value packages in transit.

2011-06-06 13:00:00

NEW YORK, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AIP Publishing, a division of the American Institute of Physics (AIP) (www.aip.org), announces that through an agreement with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), proceedings papers from the entire International Conference on Frontiers of Characterization and Metrology for Nanoelectronics (formerly Characterization and Metrology for ULSI Technology) series are now freely available from both organizations' websites. (Logo:...

2011-05-12 14:46:28

In a step toward taking the most advanced atomic clocks on the road, physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have designed and demonstrated a super-stable laser operating in a cramped, vibrating location—a minivan.

2011-03-17 00:10:02

A promising new approach for checking the accuracy of measurements of hazardous indoor air pollutants may soon be ready for prime time, report researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Virginia Tech.

2011-03-02 20:07:10

A reliable and trustworthy system of weights and measures is vital for economic activity.

2011-02-10 07:49:08

Avogadro constant determined with enriched silicon-28.

2011-01-24 09:35:00

Scientists are close to establishing a non-physical definition of the kilogram--the last remaining base unit in the International System of Units (SI) still defined by an existing object--after it was revealed that the prototype used to establish the measurement is shrinking.

2010-11-03 15:18:00

VANCOUVER, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ - Callinan Mines has commenced exploration activity on the recently optioned Gossan claims, located near the community of Cranberry Portage, Mb.  The work program will consist of approximately ten diamond drill holes, totaling approximately 3,000 meters.

2010-11-03 00:00:41

Singapore Launches Infrastructure for Metrology in Chemistry (MiC) to Realise Accurate, Traceable and Internationally Comparable Chemical and Biological Measurements The chemicals industry contributed S$59 (US$48) billion to Singapore’s economy in 2009, and Singapore is establishing itself as a global chemical and biomedical hub.

2010-10-27 12:37:27

Taking the first steps of what would be a major historical advance in the science of measurement, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is participating in a worldwide effort to recommend major revisions to the International System of Units (SI), the modern metric system that is the basis of global measurements in commerce, science and other aspects of everyday life.

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