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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

NIST 'Quantum Tuning Forks' Demonstrate Directly Coupling of Vibrating Ions
Release Date: 03/01/2011

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have for the first time coaxed two atoms in separate locations to take … more

Quantum Hot Potato: NIST Researchers Entice Two Atoms to Swap Smallest Energy Units
Release Date: 02/23/2011

New technique has potential to simplify future information processing BOULDER, Colo.—Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and … more

Etched Quantum Dots Shape Up as Single Photon Emitters, NIST Tests Show
Release Date: 02/22/2011

Like snowflakes or fingerprints, no two quantum dots are identical. But a new etching method for shaping and positioning these semiconductor … more

Here Comes the Sun: NIST Radio Station WWVH in Hawaii Adds Solar Power
Release Date: 02/15/2011

The sun is now a significant power source for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) radio station WWVH, which broadcasts time … more

Crowding Out Collisions: Close Quarters Boost Atomic Clock's Accuracy
Release Date: 02/15/2011

In a paradox typical of the quantum world, JILA scientists have eliminated collisions between atoms in an atomic clock by packing the atoms closer … more

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