NEW PUBLICATION SHOWCASES KEY NIST RESEARCH ACHIEVEMENTS.
As part of NIST's 100th birthday celebration, the agency has published a retrospective of the pivotal scientific and technical papers that marked its most significant contributions to science, technology, the economic growth of the nation and a better quality of life for all Americans. A Century of Excellence in Measurements, Standards and Technology: A Chronicle of Selected NBS/NIST Publications 1901-2000 (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. Special Publication 958) is now available on the World Wide Web via the NIST Centennial site, www.100.nist.gov.
This book, which consists of vignettes describing some of the classic publications from NIST's first century, features titles such as "Development of the Visual-Type Airway airway /air·way/ (-wa)
1. the passage by which air enters and leaves the lungs.
2. a device for securing unobstructed respiration. Radio-Beacon System" (telling about the NIST system which made possible the first "blind" landing of an aircraft using radio signals in 1931); "Reversal of the Parity Conservation Law in Nuclear Physics" (recounting the 1956 experiment that shattered shat·ter
v. shat·tered, shat·ter·ing, shat·ters
1. To cause to break or burst suddenly into pieces, as with a violent blow.
a. a fundamental concept of nuclear physics universally accepted for 30 years previously); "The Topografiner: An Instrument for Measuring Surface Microtopography" (recognizing the 1972 development of the world's first scanning probe microscope); "HAZARD I: Software for Fire Hazard fire hazard fire n that's a fire hazard → das ist feuergefährlich
fire hazard n that's a fire hazard → comporta rischi in caso d'incendio Assessment" (describing one of the first fire simulation models for personal computers in 1989); "Observation of Atoms Laser-Cooled Below the Doppler Limit" (chronicling the research that led to NIST's William Phillips There have been a number of people named William Phillips:
NIST SP 958 will be available in hard copy at a future date from the National Technical Information Service, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, VA 22161, (800) 553-6847. Ask for order No. PB 2000-107702.