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Category Archives: Technology

NIST Publishes 2018 Department of Commerce Laboratories Technology Transfer Report

December 31, 2019 The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (DOC) 2018 Annual Report on Technology Transfer. The report describes the outcomes of transfer efforts from DOC’s three research laboratories — NIST, the […]

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A New Playbook for Interference

NIST scientists correlate photon pairs of different colors generated in separate buildings. December 17, 2019 Particles can sometimes act like waves, and photons (particles of light) are no exception. Just as waves create an interference pattern, like ripples on a […]

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NIST Releases Data to Help Measure Accuracy of Biometric Identification

December 12, 2019 New biometric research data — ranging from fingerprints to facial photographs and iris scans — is now available from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Stripped of identifying information and created expressly for research purposes, […]

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Why You Know More About Industry 4.0 Than You Think

December 2, 2019 By: Aaron Fox If industrial manufacturing had a buzzword of the decade, it might be “Industry 4.0.” The concept is inescapable, yet it can be hard to define, especially for small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs). After all, SMMs’ […]

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How to Identify Production Use Cases for Additive Manufacturing

Nov 04, 2019 When many people think of additive manufacturing (AM), they think of rapid prototyping. After all, 3D printing is synonymous with AM, and 3D printers have increasingly appeared in schools and homes as the technology has matured and […]

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NIST Develops New Standards to Improve Metal-Detector Testing

Robots and spheres can provide better results, save time and money. November 06, 2019 Metal detectors now appear routinely in the entrances of many schools, airports and even houses of worship. They serve as portals to correctional facilities, prisons and […]

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NIST ‘Big Data’ Framework

NIST Final ‘Big Data’ Framework Will Help Make Sense of Our Data-Drenched Age Framework supports the creation of tools that can be used in any computing environment. October 29, 2019 To improve approaches for analyzing very large quantities of data, […]

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JILA Team Demonstrates Model System for Distribution of More Accurate Time Signals

October 21, 2019 JILA physicists and collaborators have demonstrated the first next-generation “time scale” — a system that incorporates data from multiple atomic clocks to produce a single highly accurate timekeeping signal for distribution. The JILA time scale outperforms the […]

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NIST Goes With the (Slow) Flow: New Technique Could Improve Biotech, Precision Medicine

September 26, 2019 Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed an optical system that accurately measures the flow of extraordinarily tiny amounts of liquids — as small as 10 billionths of a liter (nanoliters) per […]

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How to Make Your First Robot Integration a Success

Across the United States, small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) are contemplating integrating industrial robots into their facilities. There is a growing awareness that increasingly flexible and affordable robotics systems can help existing workers in a variety of different ways, taking […]

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