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Future 'Comb on a Chip': NIST's Compact Frequency Comb Could Go Places
Release Date: 10/25/2011

Laser frequency combs—extraordinarily precise tools for measuring frequencies (or colors) of light—have helped propel advances in timekeeping, … more

Quantum Computer Components 'Coalesce' to 'Converse'
Release Date: 10/25/2011

If quantum computers are ever to be realized, they likely will be made of different types of parts that will need to share information with one … more

NIST Measures Key Property of Potential 'Spintronic' Material
Release Date: 10/19/2011

An advanced material that could help bring about next-generation "spintronic" computers has revealed one of its fundamental secrets to a team of … more

Traveling SIRCUS Tests Satellite Sensors
Release Date: 10/03/2011

Artist's conception of the NPP satellite. The VIIRS instrument suite is at the top left of the image. Credit: NASA For NASA's Earth Observing … more

NIST gets HIP: a new method for testing optical imaging sensors
Release Date: 10/03/2011

Figure 1. Schematic of the Hyperspectral Image Projector (HIP). A spectral engine optically in series with a spatial engine projects a … more

All Time, All the Time: Improving NIST Radio
Release Date: 10/03/2011

  Computer-generated estimates of WWVB signal strength under typical conditions show coverage at two-hour intervals over the course of a day with … more

Atomic Theory of Lithium
Release Date: 10/03/2011

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NIST Achieves Record-Low Error Rate for Quantum Information Processing with One Qubit
Release Date: 08/30/2011

Thanks to advances in experimental design, physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have achieved a record-low … more

Iron ‘Veins’ Are Secret of Promising New Hydrogen Storage Material
Release Date: 08/30/2011

With a nod to biology, scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have a new approach to the problem of safely … more

Ion Armageddon: Measuring the Impact Energy of Highly Charged Ions
Release Date: 08/30/2011

Much like a meteor impacting a planet, highly charged ions hit really hard and can do a lot of damage, albeit on a much smaller scale. And much … more

NIST/JQI Researcher Ian Spielman to Receive 2011 Junior BEC Award
Release Date: 08/30/2011

Ian Spielman, a physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and fellow of the Joint Quantum Institute, a collaborative … more

Better 'Photon Loops' May Be Key to Computer and Physics Advances
Release Date: 08/22/2011

Surprisingly, transmitting information-rich photons thousands of miles through fiber-optic cable is far easier than reliably sending them just a … more

NIST Demonstrates First Quantum 'Entanglement' of Ions Using Microwaves
Release Date: 08/16/2011

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have, for the first time, linked the quantum properties of two separated … more

NIST Physicists 'Entangle' Two Atoms Using Microwaves for the First Time
Release Date: 08/10/2011

New Approach Harnesses Mature Electronics to Simplify Ion-trap Quantum Computers BOULDER, Colo. – Physicists at the National Institute of … more

Armchair Science: DNA Strands That Select Nanotubes Are First Step to a Practical ‘Quantum Wire’
Release Date: 08/02/2011

DNA, a molecule famous for storing the genetic blueprints for all living things, can do other things as well. In a new paper,* researchers at the … more

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