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Scientists improve microscopic batteries with homebuilt imaging analysis

In a rare case of having their cake and eating it too, scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and other institutions have developed a toolset that allows them to explore the complex interior of tiny, multi-layered batteries they devised. 514 more words


OCR Rep Discusses HIPAA Violations, Enforcement Actions, and Upcoming Audit Program

Last week, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”), in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”), … 323 more words

Government Enforcement

My Metric System Demo at the Los Alamos Science Fest

On Saturday I spent four hours talking up the metric system at the Science Festival here in Los Alamos. Specifically, I was trying to help people understand how much easier the metric system is to use in the kitchen. 654 more words

Metric System

A Cloud Computing Primer, Part 2 -- classes of clouds

Last post I discussed the essential characteristics of cloud computing. This time, let’s discuss the types of cloud. In general, there are 3 types of cloud services: 619 more words

Fit For Purpose

JILA Team Finds First Direct Evidence of 'Spin Symmetry' In Atoms: NIST Tech

Just as diamonds with perfect symmetry may be unusually brilliant jewels, the quantum world has a symmetrical splendor of high scientific value.

Confirming this exotic quantum physics theory, JILA physicists led by theorist Ana Maria Rey and experimentalist Jun Ye have observed the first direct evidence of symmetry in the magnetic properties—or nuclear “spins”—of atoms. 767 more words


Secure at any IoT deed

In his classic book, “Unsafe at Any Speed,” Ralph Nader assailed the auto industry and their approach to styling and cost efficiency at the expense of safety during the 1960s. 712 more words

Engineering Perspectives

A Cloud Computing Primer -- Cumulo-nimbus or stratus?

In prior posts, I have discussed fit for purpose and selecting the right IT tool for the job depending on the non-functional requirements that an infrastructure needs to provide. 380 more words

Fit For Purpose