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NIST News:

Super Slow Light May Help Speed Optical Communications

illustration representing soliton waves against a background of fiber optic cable

Light waves that travel very slowly without distortion could eventually help simplify and reduce the cost of high-speed optical communications. Read more.

WTC & RI Nightclub Fire Investigations to be Discussed

Protecting Industrial Networks from Cyber Attacks

NIST Fire Data/Simulations Aid Chicago Fire Investigation

Baldrige Award for Non-Profits Approved

Mass Metrology CD-ROM Now Available in Spanish

Jin Wins Service to America Medal

TA/NIST Sign Agreement With University of Illinois

32 New Awards Announced by ATP

NIST Announces WTC Wind Load Findings

President To Nominate Bement to Head NSF

Details on NIST WTC Investigation

Technologies Aid Homeland Security Effort

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Date created: 7/10/2000
Last updated: October 15, 2004
Contact: inquiries@nist.gov