Latest National Institute of Standards and Technology Stories

2013-07-19 10:54:11

Scientists design easily searchable Facebook-like networks that could speed the development of new drugs and designer materials Social media has expanded to reach an unlikely new target: molecules. Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have created networks of molecular data similar to Facebook's recently debuted graph search feature. While graph search would allow Facebook users to find all their New York-living, beer-drinking buddies in one quick search,...

2013-07-18 23:04:36

If one is looking for a Photometric Accuracy in VIS range (400-700nm), then the newly released NIST 930e- VIS Photometric Accuracy Neutral Density Kit from NSG Precision Cells provides a superior solution. Farmingdale, NY (PRWEB) July 18, 2013 NSG Precision Cells is the home of the world's only NIST 930e UV/VIS Calibration Standards that never need recalibration due to material aging. For years, NSG has specialized in providing quality cuvettes, cells and microfluidic chips to help...

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

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 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. Their technique is one of the few...

2013-07-11 16:11:06

Laser frequency combs-high-precision tools for measuring different colors of light in an ever-growing range of applications such as advanced atomic clocks, medical diagnostics and astronomy-are not only getting smaller but also much easier to make. Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) can now make the core of a miniature frequency comb in one minute. Conventional microfabrication techniques, by contrast, may require hours, days or even weeks. The NIST...

2013-06-13 16:37:30

It's not reruns of "The Jetsons", but researchers working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new microscopy technique that uses a process similar to how an old tube television produces a picture–cathodoluminescence–to image nanoscale features. Combining the best features of optical and scanning electron microscopy, the fast, versatile, and high-resolution technique allows scientists to view surface and subsurface features potentially as...

Strategies To Achieve Net-zero Energy Homes Identified In New Report
2013-05-16 11:28:40

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Chances are you know how many miles your car logs for each gallon or tankful of gas, but you probably have only a foggy idea of how much energy your house consumes, even though home energy expenditures often account for a larger share of the household budget. This disparity in useful energy data is just one of several information gaps that must be bridged as the United States transitions towards residences that generate as much...

Spectroscopy Could Improve Greenhouse Gas Detection
2013-05-16 11:21:43

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Detecting greenhouse gases in the atmosphere could soon become far easier with the help of an innovative technique developed by a team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), where scientists have overcome an issue preventing the effective use of lasers to rapidly scan samples. The team, which recently published its findings in the journal Nature Photonics, says the technique also could work for other jobs that...

Word of the Day
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.