Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have presented preliminary measurements of the refractive index for high-purity water, the recommended candidate for liquid lenses used in liquid immersion lithography, a technology that could improve image resolution and shrink computer chip sizes. For more info, go to www.nist.gov.
George Leopold's talk at last week's Design & Manufacturing Minneapolis helped restore astronaut and engineer Gus Grissom's role in the beginnings of NASA, and outlined how Grissom played a pivotal role in winning the Space Race.
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