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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 diagnostic "chips," smoke detectors, automated error-correcting software for machine tools, atomic clocks, the scanning tunneling microscope, 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, move to the head of the class.

Founded on March 3, 1901, as the National Bureau of Standards, NIST 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.

Reporters and editors are encouraged to help NIST celebrate its centennial year by featuring the agency and first century of service to America in articles, online stories and broadcast reports. All of the historical information needed is now available in NIST at 100: Foundations for Progress, an extensive, illustrated book. Single printed copies may be requested by fax (301-926-1630) or e-mail (media@nist.gov).

A full-color World Wide Web site, www.100.nist.gov, complements the printed text and provides links to additional material.

Non-media requests for single copies of NIST at 100: Foundations for Progress may be faxed to the number above or e-mailed to inquiries@nist.gov.
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Title Annotation:National Institute of Standards and Technology
Publication:Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology
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Date:Mar 1, 2001
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