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The Half of It: Argentinian Metrologist Builds NIST-Inspired “Half-Angle” Measurement System

November 18, 2019

When Jorge Campbell, an engineer from Argentina’s National Institute of Industrial Technology (INTI), visited the National Institute of…
Why Precise Flow Measurement Is Quintessential

August 20, 2019

The need for clean, healthy, and safe water is very important in municipal, commercial, and industrial environments. For…
Temperature monitoring system. Image credit: U.S. Air Force / Beau Wade via malmstrom.af.mil, Public Domain
A Brief Introduction Into Key Functionality of Temperature Sensors and Temperature Transmitters

August 16, 2019

Temperature is different from heat despite the two terms closely linked to each other. Heat is a unit…
Everything stays the same: Standard measurement units redefined

May 21, 2019

Scales aren’t changing and the weather won’t be noticeably different, but the definitions that underlie what your scale…
New insights into quantum measurements

April 26, 2019

Researchers from the University of Bristol have shed new light on the process of quantum measurement, one of…
How to Choose Between Red and Green Laser Measures

February 8, 2019

Laser measures can be an immense help in projects where precision is key. Lasers used for measures are…
Three ways to test pH levels in water

January 4, 2019

Water, being a liquid and a solution (i.e., when it’s not 100% pure H20) has certain chemical properties…
Better characterization of ultra-thin materials

December 27, 2018

A new optical technology may revolutionize the semiconductor industry and create brand new possibilities within sustainable electronics and…
Introducing the “Smart Mirror”

September 18, 2018

New chip-sized device could help manufacturers measure laser power in real time. Lasers play roles in many manufacturing…
How Fast is the Universe Expanding? Hubble and Gaia Team Up to Conduct the Most Accurate Measurements to Date

July 17, 2018

In the 1920s, Edwin Hubble made the groundbreaking discovery that the Universe was in a state of expansion.…
A better device for measuring electromagnetic radiation

June 19, 2018

Bolometers, devices that monitor electromagnetic radiation through heating of an absorbing material, are used by astronomers and homeowners…
NIST Atomic Clock Comparison Confirms Key Assumptions of “Einstein’s Elevator”

June 5, 2018

By comparing different types of remote atomic clocks, physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)…
Taking The Heat: New High for NIST’s “Light Force” Laser Power Meter

May 2, 2018

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have been developing a novel way of measuring…
New Technology for Measuring Brain Blood Flow With Light

April 30, 2018

iomedical engineers at the University of California, Davis, have developed a new technique for measuring blood flow in…
NIST Team Shows Tiny Frequency Combs Are Reliable Measurement Tools

April 26, 2018

In an advance that could shrink many measurement technologies, scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology…
Two Robots Are Better than One for NIST’s 5G Antenna Measurement Research

April 17, 2018

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) continue to pioneer new antenna measurement methods, this…
Rice U. team’s drones aren’t just for show

April 13, 2018

Light-laden drones over the Super Bowl and Olympics were attractive demonstrations of the technology, but Rice University students have higher aspirations for…
Mini Toolkit for Measurements: New NIST Chip Hints at Quantum Sensors of the Future

April 11, 2018

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have created a chip on which laser light…
Engineers make wearable sensors for plants, enabling measurements of water use in crops

January 4, 2018

Iowa State University plant scientist Patrick Schnable quickly described how he measured the time it takes for two…
A bit of a ‘quantum magic trick’

November 6, 2017

An accurate analog clock tick-tick-ticks with a constant precision and well known frequency: one tick per second. The…
Low-cost clocks for landing on the Moon

October 27, 2017

A European clock accurate to a trillionth of a second is set to be used on satellites and…
Bringing the World Closer to Revised Measurement System, Scientists Update Four Key Fundamental Constants

October 24, 2017

Paving the way for transforming the world’s measurement system, an international task force has determined updated values for…
Drone offers new possibilities for climate proofing of watercourses

October 10, 2017

DTU will be heading a new project, where drones and new technological measuring methods will make the monitoring…
New Measurement Will Help Redefine International Unit of Mass

July 3, 2017

Using a state-of-the-art device for measuring mass, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have…
X-rays from Copper Source Set New Gold Standard for Measuring Industrial Materials

May 15, 2017

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have produced and precisely measured a spectrum of…
Supercomputing: Probing the Future

April 27, 2017

NIST scientists have developed a novel automated probe system for evaluating the performance of computer components designed to…
Researchers propose technique for measuring weak or nonexistent magnetic fields

March 9, 2017

Physicists at the University of Iowa have proposed a new technique to detect and measure materials that give…
Making Sure that Lumber Measures Up

March 6, 2017

For some, it is a shocking revelation. But most Americans eventually come to accept the fact that a…
InstruMod – A Moto Z Mod Measuring Instrument

February 6, 2017

The InstruMod is a multifunctional smartphone based measuring instrument. Attach it onto your Moto Z and you have…
Tracking ice cores’ cross-country trek

January 15, 2017

How do you ensure that 1.5 kilometres of ice stays frozen while traveling 3400 kilometres across Canada? Keep…
Smart Tape Measure

July 1, 2016

We all measure size in our daily lives and the way we measure has remained the same for…
NIST’s Newest Watt Balance Brings World One Step Closer to New Kilogram

June 23, 2016

A high-tech version of an old-fashioned balance scale at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has…
NIST Performs Critical Measurements for James Webb Space Telescope

February 2, 2016

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has accurately measured parts designed for the upcoming James Webb…
‘Squeezed’ Motion in a Massive Object

December 23, 2015

Everyone expects objects at the atomic scale to follow the weird rules of quantum mechanics. But in the…
CABNR researchers show a popular mercury measuring system yields inaccurate data

December 15, 2015

Researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno have found that an instrument the scientific community commonly uses to…
Robot Adds New Twist to NIST Antenna Measurements and Calibrations

December 1, 2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been pioneering antenna measurement methods for decades, but a…
New measuring equipment saves time and resources

October 20, 2015

Two newly established enterprises are developing measuring equipment and software which makes it possible to monitor food and…
High-sensitivity, high resolution magnetocardiography (MCG) for use at room temperature developed

August 19, 2015

Researchers at Tohoku University have succeeded in developing a sensor for the living body that can detect the…
A gentle quantum touch with high precision

August 12, 2015

In an article in Nature Photonics: “Ab initio quantum-enhanced optical phase estimation using real-time feedback control”, researchers from…
About Time: Is the June 30th Leap Second the Last?

June 25, 2015

The month of June 2015 is just a tad longer than usual… but not for the reason you’ve…
Dante: Measuring NIF’s inferno

June 11, 2015

The smooth blue sphere of the National Ignition Facility‘s (NIF) target chamber bristles with diagnostics — nuclear, optical…
Building a Better Grunt: New Technology to Lighten Marines’ Loads

June 9, 2015

Modern-day warfighters face heavy—literally—odds on the battlefield, as they often carry more than 100 pounds of gear, including…
Coming Soon: A Calibration Facility for Micro-Flows

June 4, 2015

Many medical treatments both new and old involve extremely small doses of powerful drugs in liquid form –…
Magnets for measurements

May 30, 2015

Broadly speaking, a modern particle physics detector has three main pieces: (1) tracking, which charts the course of…
Researchers use seismic signals to track above-ground explosions

May 22, 2015

Lawrence Livermore researchers have determined that a tunnel bomb explosion by Syrian rebels was less than 60 tons…
Supernova Hunting with Supercomputers

May 21, 2015

Type Ia supernovae are famous for their consistency. Ironically, new observations suggest that their origins may not be…
Space Fever: Monitoring astronauts’ body temperature

May 14, 2015

It started with a simple question that ended with a surprising answer and new technology that is being…
Probing the secrets of the universe inside a metal box

May 13, 2015

The Standard Model of particle physics, sometimes called “The Theory of Almost Everything,” is the best set of…
The weakest magnetic field in the solar system

May 13, 2015

Magnetic fields easily penetrate matter. Creating a space practically devoid of magnetic fields thus presents a great challenge.…
Improved detection of radio waves from space

May 4, 2015

Geodesy is the scientific discipline that deals with the measurement of the Earth. One of the measurement techniques…
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