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The Iris Is A Viable Form Of Biometric Identification
2013-08-21 05:00:31

Biometric researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have determined that no consistent change occurs in the distinguishing texture of the iris for at least a decade.

Researchers Discover Atomic Clock Can Simulate Quantum Magnetism
2013-08-09 11:33:49

Researchers at JILA have for the first time used an atomic clock as a quantum simulator, mimicking the behavior of a different, more complex quantum system.

2013-08-06 23:29:23

S.D. Daniels & Co., LLC ("SDDCO-LLC") lends guidance to broker-dealers on the mandatory testing of their anti-money laundering programs.

Novel Approach To Measuring Surface Properties With New NIST Nanoscale Indenter
2013-07-24 09:48:17

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of North Carolina have demonstrated a new design for an instrument, a "instrumented nanoscale indenter," that makes sensitive measurements of the mechanical properties of thin films -- ranging from auto body coatings to microelectronic devices -- and biomaterials.

2013-07-19 10:54:11

Social media has expanded to reach an unlikely new target: molecules.

Making Nanoscale Measurements Of Plasmonic Nanomaterials
2013-07-16 15:21:59

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland have shown how to make nanoscale measurements of critical properties of plasmonic nanomaterials—the specially engineered nanostructures that modify the interaction of light and matter for a variety of applications, including sensors, cloaking (invisibility), photovoltaics and therapeutics.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.