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NIST

abbr.
National Institute of Standards and Technology
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Noun1.NIST - an agency in the Technology Administration that makes measurements and sets standards as needed by industry or government programs
Technology Administration - an agency in the Department of Commerce that works with United States industries to promote competitiveness and maximize the impact of technology on economic growth
bureau, federal agency, government agency, agency, office, authority - an administrative unit of government; "the Central Intelligence Agency"; "the Census Bureau"; "Office of Management and Budget"; "Tennessee Valley Authority"
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Patents are one widely used measure of innovation and invention; NIST has historically measured its impact on inventive activity by counting the number of patents issued each year to NIST-employed inventors.
NIST's working capital fund carryover balance is largely driven by appropriations advanced from federal clients to support interagency agreements.
In contrast, the NIST optical clock makes use of interactions between ultraviolet radiation and a single mercury ion.
The new edition of the library, NIST 05, adds approximately 20,000 new spectra, bringing the total number of compounds found in the database to more than 163,000.
The NIST ATP project will develop prototype microscale assemblers using microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), extend the capabilities to nanometer geometries, and develop nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS) for prototype nanoscale assemblers.
52- 99) outlining the database program is available from Sarabeth Harris, MC 104, NIST, Boulder, Colo.
NIST scientists accurately measured and assessed the uncertainty of the infrared spectra for 21 volatile organic compounds identified as high priorities by the EPA.
In related news, NIST is offering thermal noise measurement services.
For more than 75 years NIST has maintained a force laboratory capable of disseminating force measurement standards to government, industry, and academic facilities through the calibration of force transducers that serve as transfer standards.
By a combination of innovative thinking and persistence, the NIST team has won admission to a death row for buildings.
NIST invited the worldwide cryptographic community to "attack" the encryption formulas in an effort to break the codes.
The support aspects involved with the certification and issuance of this RM were coordinated through the NIST Measurement Services Division by B.