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On April 8, 2011, the scientific community will celebrate the centennial of the discovery of superconductivityâ€”the ability of certain materials to conduct electricity without resistance when cooled below a specific temperature.
A reliable and trustworthy system of weights and measures is vital for economic activity.
Extending its 26-year tradition of innovative quantum voltage standards, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have begun shipping a new 10-volt standard to users around the world.
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are stepping up the pace for designing safer building evacuations by releasing large, numerical data sets that track the movement of people on stairs during high-rise building evacuation drills.
Breaking the language barrier: NIST tests language translation devices for US troops.
For centuries, people have preserved fruit by mixing it with sugar, making thick jams that last for months without spoiling. Now scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology
NIST, Brookhaven Researchers Use Tuberculosis Bacteria to End 25-Year Quest
Thefts of personally identifiable information (PII), such as social security and credit card account numbers, are increasing dramatically. Adding to the difficulty of fighting this problem, organizations often disagree on what PII is, and how to protect it.
Ultracold atoms moving through a carefully designed arrangement of laser beams will jiggle slightly as they go, two NIST scientists have predicted.* If observed, this never-before-seen â€œjitterbugâ€ motion would shed light on a little-known oddity of quantum mechanics arising from Paul Diracâ€™s 80-year-old theory of the electron.
U.S. physicists have designed a new atomic clock that will not gain nor lose a second in more than 200 million years.
- The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
- A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
- To mutter deliriously.