NEW BOOK, WEB SITE CAN HELP MEDIA FEATURE NIST AT 100.Consider some of the economy-building, life-improving advances of the past 100 years--image processing, DNA DNA: see nucleic acid.
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One of two types of nucleic acid (the other is RNA); a complex organic compound found in all living cells and many viruses. It is the chemical substance of genes. diagnostic "chips," smoke detectors smoke detector
An alarm device that automatically detects the presence of smoke. Also called smoke alarm. , automated error-correcting software for machine tools, atomic clocks, the scanning tunneling microscope scanning tunneling microscope, device for studying and imaging individual atoms on the surfaces of materials. The instrument was invented in the early 1980s by Gerd Binnig and Heinrich Rohrer, who were awarded the 1986 Nobel prize in physics for their work. , pollution-control technology and high-speed dental drills--and then tell how theyre all linked together. If you said the National Institute of Standards and Technology National Institute of Standards and Technology, governmental agency within the U.S. Dept. of Commerce with the mission of "working with industry to develop and apply technology, measurements, and standards" in the national interest. , move to the head of the class.
Founded on March 3, 1901, as the National Bureau of Standards National Bureau of Standards: see National Institute of Standards and Technology.
National Bureau of Standards - National Institute of Standards and Technology , NIST (National Institute of Standards & Technology, Washington, DC, www.nist.gov) The standards-defining agency of the U.S. government, formerly the National Bureau of Standards. It is one of three agencies that fall under the Technology Administration (www.technology. was the Federal Government's first physical science research laboratory and has served throughout the century as a "behind-the-scenes" specialist for industry, science, government and the public. Its research, measurement tools and technical services are integrated deeply into many of the systems and operations that, collectively, drive the economy--manufacturing cells, satellite systems, communication and transportation networks, laboratories, factories, hospitals and businesses.
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