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Powerful NIST Detectors on Hawaiian Telescope to Probe Origins of Stars, Planets and Galaxies
Release Date: 12/06/2011

The world’s largest submillimeter camera—based on superconducting technology designed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

Original NIST Campus in D.C. Designated 'Physics Historic Site'
Release Date: 11/22/2011

Page 90 of Ernest Ambler's laboratory notebook recording the historic parity conservation experiment on December 27, 1956. Credit: NIST View … more

NIST Physicists Chip Away at Mystery of Antimatter Imbalance
Release Date: 11/08/2011

Why there is stuff in the universe—more properly, why there is an imbalance between matter and antimatter—is one of the long-standing mysteries of … more

Redefining the SI Units
Release Date: 11/02/2011

The latest official brochure for the international system of units. Metrology is poised to undergo a profound change that will benefit scientists, … more

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

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