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Drive Test: NIST Super-stable Laser Shines in Minivan Experiment
Release Date: 05/10/2011

In a step toward taking the most advanced atomic clocks on the road, physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have … more

The Secret Behind NIST's New Gas Detector? Chirp Before Sniffing
Release Date: 05/10/2011

Trace gas detection, the ability to detect a scant quantity of a particular molecule—a whiff of formaldehyde or a hint of acetone—in a vast sea of … more

NIST's Charles Clark Named Co-Director of the Joint Quantum Institute
Release Date: 05/10/2011

Physicist Charles Clark of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been named a co-director of the Joint Quantum Institute … more

NIST/JILA Physicist Jun Ye Elected to National Academy of Sciences
Release Date: 05/10/2011

Physicist Jun Ye, a Fellow of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and a Fellow of JILA, a joint institute of NIST and the … more

New Calculations on Blackbody Energy Set the Stage for Clocks with Unprecedented Accuracy
Release Date: 05/06/2011

A team of physicists from the United States and Russia announced today* that it has developed a means for computing, with unprecedented accuracy, … more

Understanding How Glasses 'Relax' Provides Some Relief for Manufacturers
Release Date: 04/26/2011

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Wesleyan University have used computer simulations to gain basic … more

Sharpened Focus: Improving the Numbers, Utility of Medical Imaging
Release Date: 04/12/2011

The idea of probing the body's interior with radiation stretches back to experiments with X rays in the 1800s, but more than a century later, … more

NIST/JILA Physicist Wins Optical Society's Meggers Award
Release Date: 04/12/2011

Steven Cundiff, a physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has received the 2011 William F. Meggers Award from the … more

The First Non-Trivial Atom Circuit: Progress towards an Atom SQUID
Release Date: 03/30/2011

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland (UM) have created the first nontrivial … more

Charge It: Neutral Atoms Made to Act Like Electrically Charged Particles
Release Date: 03/30/2011

Completing the story they started by creating synthetic magnetic fields,* scientists from the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI), a collaboration of … more

NIST’s Microscopic Drum Could Link Electromagnetic, Mechanical Motion at Quantum Level
Release Date: 03/15/2011

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated an electromechanical circuit in which microwaves … more

First Demonstration of 'Spin-Orbit Coupling' in Ultracold Atomic Gases
Release Date: 03/15/2011

Physicists at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) have for the first time caused a gas of atoms to exhibit an important quantum phenomenon known as … more

NIST Electromechanical Circuit Sets Record Beating Microscopic 'Drum'
Release Date: 03/09/2011

Device May Help Process Information and Measure Motion at Quantum Scale BOULDER, Colo.—Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and … more

JQI Physicists Demonstrate Coveted 'Spin-Orbit Coupling' for the First Time in Ultracold Atomic Gases
Release Date: 03/02/2011

Technique Suggests an Avenue for Creating New Kinds of Superconductivity GAITHERSBURG, Md.—Physicists at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI), a … more

NIST Expert Software 'Lowers the Stress' on Materials Problems
Release Date: 03/01/2011

Before you can build that improved turbojet engine, before you can create that longer-lasting battery, you have to ensure all the newfangled … more

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