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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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NIST Infrared Frequency Comb Measures Biological Signatures

June 07, 2019 Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and collaborators have demonstrated a compact frequency-comb apparatus that rapidly measures the entire infrared band of light to detect biological, chemical and physical properties of matter. Infrared […]

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In the Eye of the Fire

By: Jennifer Huergo May 28, 2019 “In experimental fire research, some of the most compelling data you can get is the visual data from video and photography,” says Matt Hoehler, a research structural engineer at the National Institute of Standards […]

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Materials by Design Cooking Up Innovations with the Materials Genome Initiative

By: Alison Gillespie May 22, 2019 “If I told you the ingredients for a soufflé and said go make one, you’d be in trouble if I didn’t tell you how,” Jim Warren says, while contemplating four samples of metal spread […]

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NIST Physicists ‘Teleport’ Logic Operation Between Separated Ions

May 30, 2019 Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have teleported a computer circuit instruction known as a quantum logic operation between two separated ions (electrically charged atoms), showcasing how quantum computer programs could carry out […]

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NIST Study Identifies Chemical Blends as Possible Alternative Refrigerants

May 29, 2019 More than a dozen chemical blends could serve as alternative refrigerants that won’t heat the atmosphere as much as today’s refrigerants do, or catch fire, according to a new computational study by the National Institute of Standards […]

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Gas vs. Electric? NIST Says Fuel Choice Affects Efforts to Achieve Low-Energy and Low-Impact Homes

May 23, 2019 If you want to make your home as energy-efficient and green as possible, should you use gas or electric for your heating and cooling needs? Gas is the more eco-friendly option—for now—for an energy-efficient home in Maryland. […]

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NIST Team Demonstrates Heart of Next-Generation Chip-Scale Atomic Clock

May 17, 2019 Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and partners have demonstrated an experimental, next-generation atomic clock—ticking at high “optical” frequencies—that is much smaller than usual, made of just three small chips plus supporting electronics […]

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NIST Sharpens the ‘Charpy’ Test to Make a More Precise Impact on Industrial Materials

February 26, 2018 A decade before an iceberg shattered the hull plates of the Titanic and half a century before a plague of brittle fractures started sinking Liberty ships during World War II, scientists in the United States and France had devised a novel, […]

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MEP Program Shows Nearly 9 to 1 ROI Return to the Federal Treasury

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A recent study by the W.E. Upjohn Institute found the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program generates a substantial economic and financial return of nearly 9:1 for the $130 million annually […]

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