Do Kitchen Items Shed Antimicrobial Nanoparticles After Use? 

.     Do Kitchen Items Shed Antimicrobial Nanoparticles After Use? Study Finds Very Low Amounts Released After Cutting, Washing or Scratching 18el013_silver-nano-particle-cluster.jpg A scanning electron micrograph showing a cluster of silver nanoparticles released by scratching a nanosilver-infused cutting board. The cluster is approximately 900 nanometers across, or about the size of a typical bacterium. […]

Genome in a Bottle: Spelling Out DNA’s ‘Dark’ Sequences

.     Genome in a Bottle: Spelling Out DNA’s ‘Dark’ Sequences March 13, 2019 By: Justin Zook These genetic sequencing machines produce a tremendous amount of data; my job is to analyze it and develop reference materials to help other researchers look for genetic variants, like those responsible for disease, with confidence that their tests are […]

NIST ‘Astrocomb’ Opens New Horizons for Planet-Hunting Telescope

.     NIST ‘Astrocomb’ Opens New Horizons for Planet-Hunting Telescope February 19, 2019   19pml002_astrocomb2.jpg Man in goggles standing next to and looking into a large box with open lid showing what appears to be electrical equipment and wiring inside NIST Physicist Scott Diddams views the NIST frequency comb designed to ensure the precision […]

32nd Annual FISSEA Conference: Call for Presentations

.     32nd Annual FISSEA Conference: Call for Presentations March 27, 2019 to March 28, 2019 Call for Presentations The FISSEA Technical Working Group is seeking timely, topical, and thought-provoking presentations for the 32nd Annual FISSEA Conference to be held March 27th – 28th, 2019 at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Presentations […]

Updated Information for Furloughed NIST Employees

.     Updated Information for Furloughed NIST Employees January 24, 2019 Resources for NIST Employees Furloughed Due to the Government Shutdown Furlough Information from the Department of Commerce Updated Notice of Furlough Due to Shutdown (January 21, 2019) Department of Commerce Notice: Shutdown Due to Lapse of Congressional Appropriations (December 22, 2018)     […]

NIST’s Antenna Evaluation Method Could Help Boost 5G Network Capacity and Cut Costs

.     NIST’s Antenna Evaluation Method Could Help Boost 5G Network Capacity and Cut Costs December 10, 2018 NIST researcher Jelena Senic drives a robot used to measure the performance of different antenna beam patterns. The mobile platform enables researchers to position a wireless channel sounder that includes (top to bottom) an array of […]

Upcoming NIST Events

.     2018 NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference – Save The Date December 3, 2018, 12:00 AM NICE Webinar: Upskilling and Reskilling the Workforce for Cybersecurity Roles November 14, 2018, 12:00 AM Smart Grid Interoperability Framework and Cybersecurity Workshop November 13, 2018, 12:00 AM The fourth version of NIST’s Framework and Roadmap for Smart […]

JILA Researchers See Signs of Interactive Form of Quantum Matter

.     JILA Researchers See Signs of Interactive Form of Quantum Matter October 31, 2018 18jila001-many-body-physics.jpg False-color images showing variations in atom numbers (1 to 5 atoms, left to right) and density in different lattice cells of JILA’s strontium lattice atomic clock. JILA  researchers observed shifts in the clock’s frequency that arise from the […]