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Clever Technology Decodes More Information From Single Photons
2014-02-12 21:17:46

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) It's not quite Star Trek communications—yet. But long-distance communications in space may be easier now that researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have designed a clever detector array that can extract more information than usual from single particles of light. Described in a new paper, the NIST/JPL array-on-a-chip easily identifies the position of the exact...

Ways To Improve Common Furniture Fire Test
2014-02-11 10:34:13

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) The bench-scale test widely used to evaluate whether a burning cigarette will ignite upholstered furniture may underestimate the tendency of component materials to smolder when these materials are used in sofas and chairs supported by springs or cloth, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and American University researchers report in a new study. The study comes as regulations and methods for evaluating the...

2014-02-06 23:22:07

Tripwire Survey Evaluates Attitudes of over 100 Gov IT Professionals Portland, OR (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 Tripwire, Inc., a leading global provider of risk-based security and compliance management solutions, and the Government Technology Research Alliance (GTRA), a non-profit organization dedicated to the development and success of the government IT community today announced the results of a U.S. government cybersecurity survey. The jointly sponsored online survey evaluated the...

Biometrics Debate Rages On About Validity Of NIST IREX Findings
2014-02-01 05:05:14

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Will age affect the ability of biometric scanners to recognize your iris or not? This is an important question with an aging American workforce and the increasing reliance on technology for security. Last year, redOrbit reported that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released findings showing that no "consistent change occurs in the distinguishing texture of the iris for at least a decade." A new study from...

JILA Strontium Atomic Clock Unveiled And Sets New Records In Precision, Stability
2014-01-23 09:53:25

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Heralding a new age of terrific timekeeping, a research group led by a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) physicist has unveiled an experimental strontium atomic clock that has set new world records for both precision and stability-- key metrics for the performance of a clock. The clock is in a laboratory at JILA, a joint institute of NIST and the University of Colorado Boulder. Described in a new paper in...

Quantum Physics May Make Secure, Single-use Computer Memories
2014-01-16 14:47:31

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Computer security systems may one day get a boost from quantum physics, as a result of recent research from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Computer scientist Yi-Kai Liu has devised away to make a security device that has proved notoriously difficult to build—a "one-shot" memory unit, whose contents can be read only a single time. The research, which Liu is presenting at this week's Innovations in...

Carbon Nanotubes Promise Improved Flame-resistant Coating
2014-01-16 14:18:15

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Using an approach akin to assembling a club sandwich at the nanoscale, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers have succeeded in crafting a uniform, multi-walled carbon-nanotube-based coating that greatly reduces the flammability of foam commonly used in upholstered furniture and other soft furnishings. The flammability of the nanotube-coated polyurethane foam was reduced 35 percent compared with untreated...

2014-01-09 12:27:43

DAVIS, Calif., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Sutter Davis Hospital (SDH) has become the first organization in the greater Sacramento area and the smallest hospital ever to receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation's only Presidential honor that recognizes performance excellence in education, healthcare and business organizations. Serving the Sacramento area, the 48-bed hospital has been on the national "100 Top Hospitals" list four times, including...

2013-12-09 09:51:26

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed prototype calibration tools for an experimental medical imaging technique that offers new advantages in diagnosing and monitoring of certain cancers and possibly other medical conditions. NIST designed, constructed and tested two prototype phantoms for calibrating ultralow-field (ULF) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems. Phantoms are widely used tools for quality control in medical imaging. They are generally...

2013-12-06 14:59:08

Scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Sandia National Laboratories have added something new to a family of engineered, high-tech materials called metal-organic frameworks (MOFs): the ability to conduct electricity. This breakthrough—conductive MOFs—has the potential to make these already remarkable materials even more useful, particularly for detecting gases and toxic substances. MOFs are three-dimensional crystalline materials with nanoscale...


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