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Revolutionizing American manufacturing

A major focus of the current administration is revitalizing American manufacturing. Over the last two years, billions of dollars have been set aside to support the industry, and new technologies have the potential to revolutionize the way things are made. The Manufacturing Extension Partnership has helped millions of manufacturers learn new technologies, grow efficiency and […]


Developing direct air capture technology

Pamela Chu, researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, describes NIST’s efforts to improve direct air capture technologies to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere


‘Simplify the infrastructure,’ NIST fellow advises government on cyber defense

Part of the federal government’s approach to cybersecurity is developing unified security standards across all agencies. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) develops those security standards and guidelines for agencies, contractors and critical infrastructure. Ron Ross, NIST fellow who leads this effort, said he recommends organizations simplify their infrastructure to protect against cyber […]

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NIST develops standard test methods for robots used in military and search and rescue operations

When the Twin Towers fell on 9/11, robots were sent to comb through the rubble and find and sustain the people trapped below, but they failed. Later, the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Emergency Response Robotics team was funded to establish standard tests for ground, underwater and aerial robots that are used for […]


Government and industry developing 3D-printed human tissue, automotive parts and medical supplies

Regenerative medicine uses 3D-printed materials to create and restore tissues and organs, but these materials can have microscopic manufacturing flaws that jeopardize the safety and reliability of these products. Callie Higgins, materials research engineer at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), developed a technique to correct these flaws, which she said involves using […]

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