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Category Archives: Technology

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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Machine Learning For Optical Communication Systems

  NIST will hold a workshop at the Boulder Colorado Laboratories to discuss the role of machine learning (ML) in optical communication systems. Optical communication systems are increasingly used closer to the network edge and are expected to find use […]

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4 Types of Robots Every Manufacturer Should Know

July 11, 2019 By: Matt Minner There is a lot of buzz these days in the manufacturing sector about robots — and how they can help manufacturers address some of the challenges they face in today’s market, such as increased […]

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NIST’s Compact Atomic Gyroscope Displays New Twists

July 11, 2019 Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have upgraded their compact atomic gyroscope to enable multitasking measurement capabilities and measure its performance, important steps toward practical applications. Described in a new paper, the quantum […]

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NIST Releases Draft Plan for Federal Engagement in AI Standards Development

July 02, 2019 For information on Cybersecurity in Wisconsin, contact WMEP’s Wil Cox for a free initial consultation. GAITHERSBURG, Md. — The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking public comment on a draft […]

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NIST Presents First Real-World Test of New Smokestack Emissions Sensor Designs

June 26, 2019 In collaboration with industry, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have completed the first real-world test of a potentially improved way to measure smokestack emissions in coal-fired power plants. The researchers are presenting […]

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NIST Team Supersizes ‘Quantum Squeezing’ to Measure Ultrasmall Motion

June 20, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Laura Ost . | . [email protected] . | . 303.497.4880 Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have harnessed the phenomenon of “quantum squeezing” to amplify and measure trillionths-of-a-meter motions of a […]

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Mission Critical Voice Communications: Your Life May Depend on It!

June 18, 2019 By: Tim Thompson Just about everyone knows someone who works in public safety. For me, I have two close family members who are first responders. My brother-in-law is a firefighter in Fort Worth, Texas. His son, my […]

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Improving the Quality of Life through Smart Cities and Internet of Things Innovation

June 11, 2019 By: Sokwoo Rhee How It All Started Six years ago, I joined the U.S. federal government as a Presidential Innovation Fellow. The White House established the program to bring in top innovators from the private sector who could […]

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A Bubbly New Way to Detect the Magnetic Fields of Nanometer-Scale Particles

June 10, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Ben P. Stein | . [email protected] | 301.975.2763 As if they were bubbles expanding in a just-opened bottle of champagne, tiny circular regions of magnetism can be rapidly enlarged to provide a precise method of […]

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