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(NIST: Gaithersburg, MD) -- Twelve high-performing organizations have been selected to receive site visits for the 2015 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation's highest recognition for...
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In today’s increasingly complex manufacturing operations, Murphy’s Law is only an unexpected hiccup away—anything from a data error to an errant vibration to a dulled cutting tool can undermine...
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(NIST: Gaithersburg, MD) -- Life may be as unpredictable as a box of chocolates, but ideally, you always know what you’re going to get from a quantum dot. A quantum dot should produce one, and only...
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A newly released study comparing 34 U.S. healthcare organizations that received the Baldrige National Quality Award with their 153 geographically closest competitors found that the Baldrige Award...
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(NIST: Gaithersburg, MD) -- The newly released study, “Healthcare Performance Excellence: A Comparison of Baldrige Award Recipients and Competitors,” comparing 34 U.S. healthcare organizations that...
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(NIST: Gaithersberg, MD) -- Depicting how an innovative government organization might use the Baldrige Excellence Framework , the 2015 Baldrige Case Study: The Casey Comprehensive Care Center for...
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Restoration is well underway for NIST’s 4.45-million newton (equivalent to 1 million pounds-force) deadweight machine, the largest in the world. The three-story-tall deadweight, comprising a stack...
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Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have come up with a way to shrink a research instrument generally associated with large machines down to a pinpoint-...
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(NIST: Gaithersburg, MD) -- Lebanon, Missouri’s population is a few hundred people more than 14,000. To put that number in perspective, 1,120,000 people ride the commuter train on the average New...
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(NIST: Gaithersburg, MD) -- JILA researchers have designed a microscope instrument so stable that it can accurately measure the 3D movement of individual molecules over many hours—hundreds of times...