Posts tagged National Institute of Standards and Technology

Math and games of chance collide at the NCDA&CS Standards Laboratory

Once a month, small white balls locked in a case with their own personal security staff make their way to the Standards Laboratory in Raleigh to have their weight and diameter checked. These balls arrive at the lab with two employees that stay with them at all times, something that is usually not allowed for other customers […]


NCDA&CS inspectors finding problems with fertilizer

Maybe it was the wet weather clogging the bagging machine or poor quality control with the distributors, but whatever the reason, inspectors with the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services have failed more than 35,000 bags of fertilizer for improper weight during recent inspections. “Our inspectors spend the month of March inspecting bagged fertilizer […]