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Category Archives: Technology

What You Should Consider Before Implementing Electronic Work Instructions at Your Plant

SEPTEMBER 11, 2019 As technology on the shop floor continues to advance, manufacturers are becoming more aware of new software tools and mobile hardware platforms, such as tablets and hands-free smart glasses, that are making a significant impact on the […]

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Brighter Future for LEDs: NIST Introduces New Lamp Calibration Lab

September 03, 2019 Share Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Question: How many measurement scientists does it take to screw in an LED lightbulb? Answer: For researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), half as many as it took a few weeks […]

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NIST Team Shows Atoms Can Receive Common Communications Signals

September 05, 2019 Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a new type of sensor that uses atoms to receive commonly used communications signals. This atom-based receiver has the potential to be smaller and work […]

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Newfound Superconductor Material Could Be the ‘Silicon of Quantum Computers’

Possible “topological superconductor” could overcome industry’s problem of quantum decoherence. August 15, 2019 A potentially useful material for building quantum computers has been unearthed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), whose scientists have found a superconductor that […]

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Solving the Big Problem of Measuring Tiny Nanoparticles

Tiny nanoparticles play a gargantuan role in modern life, even if most consumers are unaware of their presence. They provide essential ingredients in sunscreen lotions, prevent athlete’s foot fungus in socks, and fight microbes on bandages. They enhance the colors […]

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Plan Outlines Priorities for Federal Agency Engagement in AI Standards Development

August 12th, 2019 GAITHERSBURG, Md. — The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a plan for prioritizing federal agency engagement in the development of standards for artificial intelligence (AI). The plan recommends that the […]

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Digital Manufacturing for Small Manufacturers

By: David Boulay August 09, 2019 Smart Manufacturing. Factory of the Future. Industry 4.0. These are the buzzwords used by those driving the manufacturing world forward. At the heart of these concepts is digital manufacturing and design (DM&D). But what […]

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NIST’s Real Impact on Innovation and Quality of Life

NIST’s Real Impact on Innovation and Quality of Life By: Laura Ost June 18, 2019 Measurements are key to scientific and technological innovation. It’s like a field of dreams: Better measurements always find useful applications. Proving this credo, NIST’s nearly […]

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Blown Away: Revisiting a Famous Engineering Case

July 23, 2019 By: Dat Duthinh One of the undergraduate engineering courses that left a deep and lasting impression on me was a course on innovation and aesthetics in engineering taught by David Billington at Princeton University. So, when I read the story of a skyscraper in New […]

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10 NIST Researchers Receive the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

July 25, 2019 WASHINGTON — Ten researchers from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers in a ceremony today. The award is the highest honor […]

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