Latest National Physical Laboratory Stories
The commercial application of MEMS, or micro-electro-mechanical systems, will receive a major boost today following the presentation of a brand new way to accurately measure the power requirements and outputs of all existing and future devices.
In a joint project between the Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow, Imperial College London and the National Physical Laboratory, researchers have developed a portable way to produce ultracold atoms for quantum technology and quantum information processing.
A research team from NPL and the University of Edinburgh have invented a new way to zip and unzip DNA strands using electrochemistry.
A groundbreaking new device from the National Physical Laboratory could help to usher in the long-awaited era of quantum computers
Scientists working as part of the Metrology for Energy Harvesting Project have developed a new model to deliver the maximum power output for piezoelectric energy harvesters.
Scientists have successfully completed an initial trial of a new, potentially more reliable, technique for screening breast cancer using ultrasound.
New research by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC) will improve the accuracy of estimates of the time of geological events.
With government plans for a Digital Britain firmly underway, the amount of data that will be sent on the internet is set to increase dramatically.
Researchers have found that an atomic clock at the U.K.'s National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has the best long-term accuracy of any other clock in the world.
On the 5th October 2010 the historic Hastings Pier was set on fire, destroying 95% of the Grade II listed building, leading to concerns over its future.
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