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Mars Robot, Curiosity, Tethered to NIST Measurements
Release Date: 09/05/2012

Sometimes the chain of measurement traceability—the unbroken series of links between a calibrated instrument and the official standard maintained … more

NIST's Speedy Ions Could Add Zip to Quantum Computers
Release Date: 08/08/2012

Take that, sports cars! Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) can accelerate their beryllium ions from zero to … more

Seeing the Light with NIST's New Noiseless Optical Amplifier
Release Date: 08/08/2012

Most devices that amplify light suffer from the same problem: making the image brighter also adds muddying distortion. Scientists working at the … more

NIST Measurement Advance Could Speed Innovation in Solar Devices
Release Date: 07/25/2012

A new versatile measurement system devised by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) accurately and quickly … more

Three NIST Researchers Earn Presidential Honor
Release Date: 07/25/2012

The White House has announced that three researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will receive the 2011 … more

JILA Named 'Physics Historic Site' on its 50th Anniversary
Release Date: 07/11/2012

JILA, a Colorado laboratory known around the world for creating new states of matter and novel laser designs and applications, turns 50 this year … more

Researchers Demonstrate and Explain Surface Conduction in a Topological Insulator
Release Date: 07/11/2012

Researchers at the University of Maryland and the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology have for the first time experimentally … more

Not-So-Precious: Stripping Gold From AFM Probes Allows Better Measurement of Picoscale Forces
Release Date: 06/27/2012

Gold is not necessarily precious—at least not as a coating on atomic force microscope (AFM) probes. Artist's conception of JILA's advance in … more

Shaffique Adam Receives Singapore National Research Foundation Fellowship
Release Date: 06/27/2012

In July, Shaffique Adam will join the inaugural faculty of Yale-NUS College as an Assistant Professor of Science, with a joint appointment in the … more

Hark! Group Demonstrates First Heralded Single Photon Source Made from Silicon
Release Date: 06/27/2012

In an important step towards more practical quantum information processing, researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

First Observation of the Hall Effect in a Bose-Einstein Condensate
Release Date: 06/19/2012

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers have observed for the first time the Hall effect in a gas of ultracold atoms. … more

JILA Frequency Comb Helps Evaluate Novel Biomedical Decontamination Method
Release Date: 06/14/2012

Like many new measurement tools, the laser frequency comb seemed at first a curiosity but has found more practical uses than originally imagined. … more

NIST Effort Could Improve High-Tech Medical Scanners
Release Date: 06/12/2012

A powerful color-based imaging technique is making the jump from remote sensing to the operating room—and a team of scientists* at the National … more

New Quantum Computing Algorithm Could Simulate Giant Particle Accelerators
Release Date: 06/12/2012

A trio of theorists, including one from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), have described how a future quantum computer … more

Quantum Computers Will Be Able to Simulate Particle Collisions
Release Date: 05/31/2012

Quantum computers are still years away, but a trio of theorists has already figured out at least one talent they may have. According to the … more

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