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2013-01-28 11:48:13

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has demonstrated a novel chip-scale instrument made of carbon nanotubes that may simplify absolute measurements of laser power, especially the light signals transmitted by optical fibers in telecommunications networks.

2012-11-28 22:48:23

A cornerstone of physics may require a rethink if findings at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are confirmed.

Scientists Image The Molecular Structure Of Polymer Blends
2012-11-28 15:30:26

Using an enhanced form of "chemical microscopy" developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), researchers there have shown that they can peer into the structure of blended polymers, resolving details of the molecular arrangement at sub-micrometer levels.

Study Suggests Carbon Nanotubes May Protect DNA From Oxidation
2012-11-15 14:01:10

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have provided evidence in the laboratory that single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) may help protect DNA molecules from damage by oxidation.

2012-09-19 15:58:13

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new computational method for identifying candidate refrigerant fluids with low "global warming potential" (GWP) — the tendency to trap heat in the atmosphere for many decades — as well as other desirable performance and safety features.

NIST Unveils House That Makes Its Own Energy
2012-09-14 07:22:18

The U.S. Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) unveiled on Wednesday a new laboratory designed to demonstrate that a typical-looking suburban home can generate as much energy as it uses in a year.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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