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NIST Study Suggests Universal Method for Measuring Light Power

by National Institute of Standards and Technology

Instead of the current definition based on comparisons to electrical heating, the NIST study suggests the optical watt could be determined from light's radiation force and its speed, a fundamental constant

A Solution to a Hairy Problem in Forensic Science

by National Institute of Standards and Technology

Until now, protocols for dissolving hair keratins required roughly 10 milligrams of hair, or about 100 5-centimeter strands—a quantity not likely to be found at a crime scene