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JILA Unveils Improved 'Molecular Fingerprinting' for Trace Gas Detection
Release Date: 10/13/2010

Scientists at JILA and collaborators have demonstrated an improved laser-based "molecular fingerprinting" technique that picks out traces of key … more

NIST Mini-Sensor Traces Faint Magnetic Signature of Human Heartbeat
Release Date: 10/13/2010

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the German national metrology institute have used NIST's miniature … more

This Little Light of Mine: Changing the Color of Single Photons Emitted by Quantum Dots
Release Date: 10/13/2010

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated* for the first time the conversion of near-infrared … more

Popular Science Magazine Names Spielman One of Science’s ‘Brilliant Ten’
Release Date: 10/13/2010

The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Ian Spielman is highlighted in the November, 2010, issue of Popular Science , where the … more

NIST 'Vision Science Facility' Aims for Lighting Revolution
Release Date: 09/28/2010

Light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, have become popular with backpackers and cyclists who mount them on headbands for a reliable, hands-free source of … more

NIST Clock Experiment Demonstrates That Your Head is Older Than Your Feet
Release Date: 09/28/2010

Scientists have long known that time passes faster at higher elevations—a curious aspect of Einstein’s theories of relativity that previously has … more

NIST Pair of Aluminum Atomic Clocks Reveal Einstein's Relativity at a Personal Scale
Release Date: 09/23/2010

BOULDER, Colo. – Scientists have known for decades that time passes faster at higher elevations—a curious aspect of Einstein's theories of … more

NIST Researchers Create 'Quantum Cats' Made of Light
Release Date: 08/31/2010

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have created "quantum cats" made of photons (particles of light), … more

Yikes! NIST Sensor Measures Yoctonewton Forces Fast
Release Date: 08/31/2010

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have used a small crystal of ions (electrically charged atoms) to detect … more

Glasperlenspiel: NIST Scientists Propose New Test for Gravity
Release Date: 08/31/2010

A new experiment proposed* by physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) may allow researchers to test the effects of … more

New Material May Reveal Inner Workings of Hi-temp Superconductors
Release Date: 08/31/2010

Measurements taken* at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) may help physicists develop a clearer understanding of … more

NIST Ultraviolet Source Helps NASA Spacecraft Measure the Origins of Space Weather
Release Date: 08/31/2010

With a brilliant, finely tuned spark of ultraviolet (UV) light, a physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) helped … more

Extreme Darkness: Carbon Nanotube Forest Covers NIST’s Ultra-dark Detector
Release Date: 08/17/2010

Harnessing darkness for practical use, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a laser power … more

JILA Frequency Comb System Detects Gas Impurities to Aid Semiconductor Manufacturing
Release Date: 08/03/2010

Purity of ingredients is a constant concern for the semiconductor industry, because a mere trace of contaminants can damage or ruin tiny devices. … more

Beware the Dim Laser Pointer: NIST Researchers Measure High Infrared Power Levels from Some Green Lasers
Release Date: 08/03/2010

Green laser pointers have become a popular consumer item, delivering light that’s brighter to the eye than red lasers, but stories have circulated … more

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