The RigPix Database is a photo and basic specification archive for radios. It was built when the author "got fed up with the problem of keeping track of the vast number of radios manufactured."
You will find:
You won't find: Common household radios for casual listening to local AM/FM broadcasts.Added 10/6/05
Recently, one of our NIST/JILA researchers, John L. Hall, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics with two other scientists, for "contributions to the development of laser-based precision spectroscopy, including the optical frequency comb technique" (Full Article).
What are the Ig Nobel Prizes? "The Igs are intended to celebrate the unusual, honor the imaginative - and spur people's interest in science, medicine, and technology."
Here's one of the winners from 2005:
PHYSICS: John Mainstone and the late Thomas Parnell of the University of Queensland, Australia, for patiently conducting an experiment that began in the year 1927 -- in which a glob of congealed black tar has been slowly, slowly dripping through a funnel, at a rate of approximately one drop every nine years.
REFERENCE: "The Pitch Drop Experiment," R. Edgeworth, B.J. Dalton and T. Parnell, European Journal of Physics, 1984, pp. 198-200.
Ever wonder what your colleagues are doing, or what they find particularly useful in the Library? Now you can find out via the Library's Changing the World @ the Library display. Developed to correspond with this year's National Library Week theme, the display will feature a different researcher each month through the end of 2006. The display will highlight a scientist's current research, how that research affects the world, and their favorite library resources. Located to the right of the Main Library (Radio Bldg. 1) entrance, this month's display features Tom Bruno of the NIST Physical and Chemical Properties Division. Stop by and learn more about Tom and his research. You won't want to miss any of the featured researchers, so be sure to visit the library each month.Added 10/25/05