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Press releases 2000

[jes]What happened that Friday in the world of metrology could approximately be compared with the following fictitious news from the world of sports: "In the Champions League the big clubs of Manchester United and FC Barcelona have agreed close cooperation - joint trainer seminars, an exchange of players and arrangements regarding the tactics will in future be common practice." What in fact...

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[es]A procedure developed at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) in Braunschweig will now be subjected to practical testing: In a project implemented in cooperation with industry, the "virtual coordinate measuring machine" will be tried and tested. Equipped with a novel software, coordinate measuring machines are permitted to do something other measuring instruments are forbidden to...

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Morgen, am Donnerstag den 30. März, erwartet die Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) parlamentarischen Besuch: Frau Dr. Carola Reimann, Mitglied des Bundestages (Wahlkreis Braunschweig), wird um 10.00 Uhr in der PTB eintreffen und sich vor Ort über die Arbeit der Bundesanstalt informieren.

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[ptb] Die PTB-Mitteilungen, metrologisches Fachjournal und amtliches Mitteilungsblatt der Physikalisch-Technischen Bundesanstalt, Braunschweig und Berlin, haben sich verändert. Vor allem das Layout wurde überarbeitet und präsentiert sich jetzt deutlich lesefreundlicher. Ganz im Sinne der Leser dürfte auch der drastisch gesenkte Preis für das Jahresabonnement sein. Die inhaltlichen Veränderungen...

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[ptb] The Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) has restructured and redesigned its Annual Report with the goal of more clearly arranging the variety of information, of presenting it in a more attractive form and of thus increasing readability. The 1999 Annual Report is the first report to follow this new concept.

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[jes] Passengers flying from Frankfurt to Fairbanks, Alaska, get more of it than those heading for Johannesburg, South Africa. The natural cosmic radiation falling on the earth differs according to flight route, flight altitude and flight duration. Within the framework of a European project, the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) investigated new measuring methods and collected data of...

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[es] Like a moving ship, that part of a machine which must move in a straight line - the carriage - may start to roll: unless its guide way is sufficiently exact, the carriage rolls about its longitudinal axis. To allow this so-called roll error to be measured, a novel sensor has been developed at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB). It uses a laser beam, meaning that any contacting is...

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[es] The Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) now sends its time signals also through the Internet. Via two time servers accessible to the general public (ptbtime1.ptb.de and ptbtime2.ptb.de), the signals coming from the Braunschweig atomic clock directly reach the web. Whoever has the software required to make use of the Network Time Protocol (NTP) – a list of suitable programs can be...

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