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

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.

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.

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.

Researchers Develop 'Spinning Trap' To Measure Electron Roundness
2013-12-05 19:47:47

JILA researchers have developed a method of spinning electric and magnetic fields around trapped molecular ions to measure whether the ions' tiny electrons are truly round—research with major implications for future scientific understanding of the universe.

Bodies Provide Important Cues For Recognizing People
2013-11-06 12:48:26

Computer recognition of people has focused almost exclusively on faces, but a new study suggests it may be time to take additional information into consideration.

Self-correcting Crystal May Unleash The Next Generation Of Advanced Communications
2013-11-06 12:28:00

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have joined with an international team to engineer and measure a potentially important new class of nanostructured materials for microwave and advanced communication devices. Based on NIST's measurements, the new materials—a family of multilayered crystalline sandwiches—might enable a whole new class of compact, high-performance, high-efficiency components...

New Compact Atomic Clock Design Uses Cold Atoms To Boost Precision
2013-11-06 12:03:09

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a compact atomic clock design that relies on cold rubidium atoms instead of the usual hot atoms, a switch that promises improved precision and stability.

2013-10-29 23:00:58

Senior NIST Cyber Scientist Honored for Outstanding Service, Commitment, Innovation, and Vision Arlington, VA (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 (ISC)2® (“ISC-squared”),


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.