Issue Date: March 7, 2011
Mercury Is Out At NIST
One of the original activities of the National Institute of Standards & Technology is now history. As of March 1, NIST no longer provides calibration services for mercury thermometers.
The move marks the end of an era; the organization had been performing this service since it opened as the National Bureau of Standards in 1901. NIST says that closing its program is part of a larger government effort—in collaboration with the
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