„National Institute of Standards and Technology” változatai közötti eltérés

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Although the value of science and technology seemed unquestionable, federal agencies still needed to demonstrate the value they returned to taxpayers. This was particularly true as Americans began focusing, perhaps more than ever, on their economic prospects. The 1980s, after all, are often characterized as a time when Americans became preoccupied with money. And yet there was a collective uncertainty concerning how to explain economic growth and, in particular, how to sustain it. Thus, after decades of contributing to the national prosperity in myriad ways, NIST began efforts to formally demonstrate its influence. NIST researcher holding Artificial Joints To contribute to the development of standards for medical and surgical devices, NIST researchers studied materials used in artificial joints.