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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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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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NIST Releases Draft Security Feature Recommendations for IoT Devices

“Core Baseline” guide offers practical advice for using everyday items that link to computer networks. August 01, 2019 Appliances from refrigerators to thermostats are now available in models that interact with a wireless network, making them easier to control with […]

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