RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

National Institute of Standards and Technology

A collection of news and information related to National Institute of Standards and Technology published by this site and its partners.

Top National Institute of Standards and Technology Articles see all

Displaying items 1-5
  • 2012 is a leap year

     
    From the Sun's print edition:Baltimore Sun librarian Paul McCardell offers this post: Happy New Year! We will have an extra day this year because 2012 is a leap year. February will have 29 days instead of 28 and the year...
  • Earthquakes on the brain

    Earthquakes on the brain
    I'm generally not an alarmist about earthquakes. As a California native, I've experienced my share of small to moderate reminders that our fair state is fractured from head to toe and we're all standing on broken plates. But the shaking is putting me on...

    Feds sue Florida manufacturing agency over travel, lobbying expenses

    Feds sue Florida manufacturing agency over travel, lobbying expenses
    The U.S. Attorney’s office in Orlando has sued the Celebration-based Florida Manufacturing Extension Partnership over $12.6 million in lobbying, travel and other expenses dating back nine years ago. The suit, filed July 30 in federal court, seeks...

    Without mandatory helipads, L.A. skyline can take off

    Without mandatory helipads, L.A. skyline can take off
    For four decades, the Los Angeles skyline has been shaped by one rule: Every tall building must have an emergency helicopter landing pad on its roof. As a result, downtown became a thicket of flat-topped skyscrapers, to the chagrin of architects who...

    End of mercury thermometers is near

    End of mercury thermometers is near
    It was one of Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit's most famous inventions, in 1714. But after nearly 300 years on the market, the still-common mercury thermometer now appears headed for extinction. While many Maryland residents probably still have them in their...