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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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Leveraging Your Data As a Foundation for Manufacturing ROI

Data and analysis don’t have to be complicated to yield bottom-line benefits Author: Janelle Farkas November 12th, 2019 According to the International Institute for Analytics, businesses that use data will gain $430 billion in productivity benefits over competitors who aren’t using data […]

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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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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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