News tagged with metrology

Light-based technologies for measurement

Metrology ― the science of measurement ― plays an essential role in advancing science and technology. Precise definitions and measurements underpin almost all scientific and technological developments, from the astrophysical ...

dateFeb 24, 2016 in General Physics
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Video: Lisa Pathfinder mission overview

LISA Pathfinder will pave the way for future missions by testing in flight the very concept of gravitational wave detection: it will put two test masses in a near-perfect gravitational free-fall and control and measure their ...

dateNov 16, 2015 in Space Exploration
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New high standards for emergency wireless devices

First responders rely increasingly on wireless communication devices, and in emergencies they cannot afford major signal loss or delay caused by attenuation, interference, or reflection. Because lives are on the line and ...

dateJul 30, 2012 in Other
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Redefining the SI base units

( -- Metrology is poised to undergo a profound change that will benefit scientists, engineers, industry and commerce – but which almost no one will notice in daily life.

dateNov 03, 2011 in General Physics
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Organic solar cell breakthrough

NPL scientists have achieved a significant breakthrough in the metrology of organic photovoltaics – a solar power technology. The research demonstrated a new type of atomic force microscopy that can 'see' down into a ...

dateSep 15, 2011 in Nanophysics
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