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2014-08-23 23:02:41

Once a U.S. laboratory is accredited by L-A-B for the specific tests methods/standards specified by an MRA partner, the laboratory can apply to NIST for designation. Fort Wayne, IN (PRWEB) August 23, 2014 Laboratory Accreditation Bureau (L-A-B), a division of Accreditation Services Bureau (A-S-B), is proud to announce it has been added to the list of U.S. laboratory accreditation bodies that are acceptable for use by domestic testing laboratories seeking NIST designation to foreign...

2014-08-06 12:28:46

DENVER, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --The Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has named Sue Dunn and Jennifer Prinz, CEO and COO of Donor Alliance in Denver, to the Board of Examiners for the 2014 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. The Baldrige Award is the nation's highest honor for organizational innovation and performance excellence. Appointed by the NIST Director, examiners are responsible for reviewing and evaluating applications...

2014-07-29 23:02:05

Manufacturing Day, an annual celebration of manufacturing, announces the first official video contest to showcase modern manufacturing. Rockford, Illinois (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 Manufacturing Day, the annual celebration of manufacturing in North America, kicks off its official video contest today, July 28, 2014. Designed to capture the enthusiasm Manufacturing Day hosts have for manufacturing and the annual celebration which gives them an opportunity to showcase modern manufacturing to the...

2014-07-25 09:32:32

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) To support the fair sale of gaseous hydrogen as a vehicle fuel, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a prototype field test standard to test the accuracy of hydrogen fuel dispensers. Once the standard is field tested, it will serve as a model for constructing similar devices for state weights and measures inspectors to use. Three automakers plan to begin selling hydrogen-fueled...

2014-07-25 09:21:48

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have demonstrated a new design for an atomic clock that is based on a chip-scale frequency comb, or a microcomb. The microcomb clock, featured on the cover of the inaugural issue of the new journal Optica, is the first demonstration of all-optical control of the microcomb, and its accurate conversion of optical...

2014-07-24 23:04:44

Solution Packs for PCI DSS Version 3, NIST 800-53 and NERC Version 5 Now Available Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 Tripwire, Inc., a leading global provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, today announced the release of Tripwire® Log Center® 7.1, which includes new and updated solution packs for key compliance initiatives. These initiatives include the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) version 3.0, National Institute of...

2014-07-12 23:02:22

With smartphones playing an ever increasing part in the lifestyles of so many people in today’s technology driven world, the amount of private information they can contain can be staggering, from the uninteresting and mundane, to the potentially embarrassing or even incriminating. On the heels of the Supreme Court decision to require a warrant before law enforcement can search an individual’s smartphone, Joe Caruso, founder and CEO/CTO of Global Digital Forensics, discusses some types...

NIST Test House Exceeds Goal With Energy To Spare
2014-07-02 03:51:06

[ Watch The Video: Energy To Spare: NIST Completes Successful Net-Zero Energy House Experiment ] Mark Bello, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) The net-zero energy test house at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in suburban Washington, D.C., not only absorbed winter's best shot, it came out on top, reaching its one-year anniversary on July 1 with enough surplus energy to power an electric car for about 1,440 miles. Despite five months...

2014-06-27 14:59:09

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) By combining advanced mathematics with high-performance computing, scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Indiana University (IU) have developed a tool that allowed them to calculate a fundamental property of most atoms on the periodic table to historic accuracy—reducing error by a factor of a thousand in many cases. The technique also could be used to determine a host of other atomic properties...

New Method Could Make Sub-wavelength Images At Radio Frequencies
2014-06-18 03:12:08

By Laura Ost, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Imaging and mapping of electric fields at radio frequencies (RF) currently requires the use of metallic structures such as dipoles, probes and reference antennas. To make such measurements efficiently, the size of these structures needs to be on the order of the wavelength of the RF fields to be mapped. This poses practical limitations on the smallest features that can be measured. New theoretical and experimental work...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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