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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...

Snowballs to Soot: The Clumping Density of Many Things Seems to Be a Standard
2014-06-12 14:37:12

Michael Baum, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Particles of soot floating through the air and comets hurtling through space have at least one thing in common: 0.36. That, reports a research group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), is the measure of how dense they will get under normal conditions, and it’s a value that seems to be constant for similar aggregates across an impressively wide size range from nanometers to tens of meters.*...

2014-05-21 11:59:58

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) When the English author Sir Francis Bacon wrote "The world's a bubble" in 1629, it's a safe bet he wasn't thinking about microfluidics. However, for a research team led by scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Bacon's words could not be truer. Since 2004, their world has revolved around the development of increasingly sophisticated microfluidic devices to produce liquid-filled "bubbles" called...

2014-05-15 23:07:54

The newest CIS-CAT version achieves Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) 1.2 validation from the National Institute of Standards and Technology. East Greenbush, N.Y. (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 The Center for Internet Security (CIS) today announced the release of an enhanced version of its CIS Configuration Assessment Tool, known as CIS-CAT. CIS-CAT 3.0 will provide CIS Security Benchmarks members with increased capabilities, including the ability to perform software vulnerability...

2014-05-15 20:25:47

Rhombus Power's product independently verified by NIST to meet ANSI standards MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rhombus Power Inc.'s first product, Mercury, is a networked, scalable, digital, highly accurate, easy to use neutron detector. Mercury can be readily used by homeland security, defense, and intelligence communities to detect contraband nuclear weapons and materials. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has independently verified that...

2014-05-13 23:03:30

NextEnergy, a leader in accelerating advanced technologies and PEIC member organization, will receive over $300,000 as a sub award to support grant activities. Detroit, MI (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 The Power Electronics Industry Collaborative (PEIC) has been awarded a $500,000, two-year grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia (AMTech) Program to fund their proposal titled “Strengthening the Domestic Power...

2014-05-01 23:13:38

ColdQuanta Wins University of Colorado Technology Transfer Award Boulder, Colorado (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 Last week, the University of Colorado Technology Transfer Office recognized ColdQuanta as Company of the Year at an awards ceremony co-hosted and sponsored by Faegre Baker Daniels LLC. “ColdQuanta is commercializing some of the most innovative technology to come out of CU,” said Ted Weverka, a University of Colorado licensing manager. “The company has had consistent growth, with...

2014-04-23 12:32:18

UMD celebrates grand opening of world-class research and education facility COLLEGE PARK, Md., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland's new Physical Sciences Complex is an instant architectural landmark with its shimmering elliptical atrium, and with its official opening on April 23, 2014, the state-of-the-art research building is poised to become a landmark of scientific achievement. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130808/DC61542LOGO Designed to...

2014-04-09 12:34:48

Company offers free five-year NIST traceable calibration with every repair LOWER LAKE, Calif., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Naptech Test Equipment Inc. announced today that beginning April 1(st) the company will include five years of annual free NIST traceable calibration with every repair. Naptech CEO Roger Briggs said, "As one of the country's premier test equipment providers, Naptech once again leads the way in industry innovation. In celebration of our company's twenty-third...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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