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17 Jul, 2018, 13:07 BST The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) Partners With the National Graphene Institute (NGI) to Create a New Characterisation Service for Graphene

New Graphene Service to Kick-start UK’s ‘Miracle Material’ Industry A new service has been launched by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and the ...


21 Jun, 2018, 16:05 BST NPL Announces Unique Fellowships Programme to Support the World's Leading Scientists Beyond Funding Cycles

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL), the UK's National Measurement Institute, has today announced a new unique programme of Measurement...


14 Jun, 2018, 19:00 BST New Technique Paves the Way to a Global Underwater Earthquake Monitoring Network

Taking advantage of the vast undersea telecommunications cable infrastructure, a global network for underwater earthquakes could be implemented using ...


26 Apr, 2018, 09:00 BST NPL and Colt Partner to Provide a Critical Timing Service for MiFID II Compliance

Colt's new distribution agreement with NPL will deliver one microsecond UTC traceable time for reportable trading events Colt Technology Services...


09 Apr, 2018, 16:00 BST New Quantum Coherent Device Developed at NPL Set to Support Robust Standards for the Measurement of Electrical Current

An international collaboration, including researchers from the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and Royal Holloway, University of London, has...


20 Mar, 2018, 14:17 GMT NPL Enables Scale-up of Quantum Computing Circuits by Reducing Charge Noise

Research published in Nature Communications today demonstrates a powerful new method for studying the noise and decoherence in solid state quantum...


13 Mar, 2018, 12:18 GMT NPL CEO to Lead National Activity to Engage Industry in the Quantum Technologies Opportunity for the UK

NPL, the UK's National Measurement Institute (NMI), has today announced its CEO, Dr Peter Thompson, will lead a new national activity to engage UK...


05 Mar, 2018, 12:05 GMT NPL Announces UK Measurement Apprenticeship Curriculum Designed to Bring Increased Productivity, Efficiency and Cost Savings to UK Industry

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) curriculum to support the Metrology Technician Level 3 Standard is now available, enabling industry to secure...


23 Feb, 2018, 00:01 GMT NPL Launches Metrology for Medical Physics Centre to Accelerate Therapies for Cancer, Dementia and Heart Disease

In response to rising healthcare challenges in the UK, the NPL, the UK's National Measurement Institute (NMI), has today announced the launch of...


12 Feb, 2018, 16:00 GMT Transportable Optical Clock Used to Measure Gravitation for the First Time

A European collaboration involving clock experts from the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) and the ...


24 Jan, 2018, 00:01 GMT Synthetic Virus to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and UCL researchers have created an artificial virus which kills bacteria on first contact NPL, the UK's...


18 Dec, 2017, 11:19 GMT NPL Unveils the World's Smallest Christmas Card

Each page of the card is 15 micrometres wide, and 20 micrometres tall (one micrometre is a millionth of a metre) You could fit over 200 million cards ...


14 Nov, 2017, 00:01 GMT NPL Launches Innovative Molecular Imaging Instrument to Provide New Insights Into Drug Discovery and Cell Biology

NPL, the UK's National Measurement Institute, has today launched the 3D OrbiSIMS - a new technology with the highest reported simultaneous spatial...


08 Nov, 2017, 12:00 GMT NPL and Imperial College London Launch a New Virtual Lab to Establish the UK Centre for Engineering Biology, Metrology and Standards

NPL, the UK's National Measurement Institute (NMI), and SynbiCITE at Imperial College London, have announced the establishment of a new £7 million...


23 Oct, 2017, 07:30 BST MiFID II: UK Financial Services Sector Risks Non-compliance and €5m Fines Through Lack of Awareness, According to Research From NPL

New research from NPL, the UK's National Measurement Institute, has shown a lack of awareness in the UK financial services sector around the new...


12 Oct, 2017, 17:28 BST NPL Welcomes the Clean Growth Strategy to Tackle Decarbonisation & Grow the UK Economy

The UK Government has unveiled its Clean Growth Strategy today, which sets out how the UK will stimulate economic growth while reducing carbon...


29 Sep, 2017, 00:01 BST NPL Re-launches to Accelerate UK Industry

New approach informed by government priorities, consultation with industry, and a century of expertise NPL, the UK's National Measurement Institute,...


27 Sep, 2017, 00:01 BST NPL Re-Launches to Accelerate Low-Carbon Technology and Combat Climate Change

New approach informed by government priorities, consultancy with industry, and a century of expertise NPL, the UK's National Measurement Institute,...


21 Sep, 2017, 00:01 BST NPL Re-launches to Bring Emerging Technologies Closer to Market

New approach informed by government priorities, consultancy with industry, and a century of expertise NPL, the UK's National Measurement Institute,...