One of NIST’s Most Prolific Inventors Is Also Our Director — and She’s Still an Inventor at Heart
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6d ago
Before she was the director of NIST, Laurie E. Locascio invented materials that make us healthier ..read more
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NIST Research Is Setting the Standard to Help Buildings Withstand Tornadoes
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by Brian Gutierrez
2w ago
Two NIST researchers have been recognized for their work to create new standards for buildings that can better withstand tornadoes ..read more
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NIST Physicist’s Once Obscure Work Is Now Helping Researchers Learn About the Origins of the Universe
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by Ron Cowen
3w ago
A NIST researcher worked in obscurity for years — until his work was needed to help us understand the origins of our universe ..read more
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Measuring Microplastics: To Solve the Problem, We Have to Understand and Measure It
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by George Caceres
1M ago
My friends sometimes jokingly ask me, “How many microplastics do you think I consumed this week?” Unfortunately, the answer is not zero ..read more
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Demystifying Quantum: It’s Here, There and Everywhere
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by Tara Fortier
1M ago
It’s time to celebrate World Quantum Day! But what is quantum, anyway? A NIST physicist answers your questions ..read more
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Listening to the Data: How a NIST Tool Helps Labs Worldwide Harmonize Measurements
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by Antonio Possolo
1M ago
In a global economy, measurements need to be reliably comparable across the world. But how do we ensure that actually happens ..read more
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The Sound of Soot: How a Strange Noise Can Keep Us Safer From Fires
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by Amy Mensch, Ryan Falkenstein-Smith
2M ago
Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. Where there’s fire, there is soot. And where there is soot, there is … noise ..read more
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From Bookmobiles to Big Data, How Library Scientists Make Information Accessible to All
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by Kathryn Miller
2M ago
During Women’s History Month, a NIST librarian looks back at the librarian who brought us the bookmobile — back when it brought books by horse and buggy ..read more
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Houston, We Have the Engine Remnants: How My Lab Pieced Together a Forgotten Part of an Apollo Rocket
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by Adam Creuziger
2M ago
Like many people, I had dreams of flying into space as an astronaut when I was a child. That interest in aerospace and space exploration has continued throughout my life ..read more
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Measurement in the Movies
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by Ben P. Stein
2M ago
The nominees are in … for the best use of measurement in a movie ..read more
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