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Suspected Meth Lab Explodes In U.S. Government Building
It's probably the last place the feds would have looked
The Government Wants An Algorithm That Detects Criminals’ Tattoos
It's like image search, but for skin art
Soot, Comet Ice, And Medical Powders All Have This Number In Common
A new universal packing density for things made of small, rigid particles
NIST Posts Adjusted Values of the Physical Constants, Tweaking Gravity to Make Science More Precise
Did you feel that? Gravity just got a little weaker. The National Institute of Standards and Technology has just posted...
Artificial ‘Honey Pot’ Cells Lure Deadly Viruses, Then Deactivate Them
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Weill Cornell Medical College have found a new means...
Abandoning One of its Founding Functions, NIST Will No Longer Calibrate Mercury Thermometers
It’s the end of a long and fruitful era at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Beginning March 1,...
Where International Standard Units Come From, Part Two: The Second
This week, the origin and continued preservation of five of our favorite standard units of measure
It’s a Trap! Atom Corral Is a Major Step Toward Quantum Computing
This maze of electrodes, known as a surface-electrode ion trap, brings us closer to building quantum computers—that is, computers that...
In a Teeny Landslide, Team Zurich Sweeps Nanosoccer Finals
In the recent Robocup 2009 games, in which robots compete for prizes and glory, entrants from many nations held their...
Gallery: Nanosoccer 2009
The world's smallest soccer players