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Time Is Money: SIM Time Network Has Far-Reaching Benefits
Release Date: 05/25/2010

Clocks in the Americas and the Caribbean Islands are now ticking in unison thanks to the work of the Sistema Interamericano de Metrologia (SIM), a … more

It's Electrifying: JILA Scientists Use Electric Fields to Control Chemical Reactions of Ultracold Molecules
Release Date: 04/28/2010

BOULDER, Colo. - Physicists at JILA have demonstrated a new tool for controlling ultracold gases and ultracold chemistry: electric fields. … more

NIST Develops 'Dimmer Switch' for Superconducting Quantum Computing
Release Date: 04/27/2010

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed the first "dimmer switch" for a superconducting circuit … more

NIST Detector Counts Photons With 99 Percent Efficiency
Release Date: 04/13/2010

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed* the world's most efficient single photon detector, which … more

Good Times! Get to Know Your Radio-Controlled Clock
Release Date: 03/30/2010

"How accurate is a radio-controlled clock?" National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researcher Michael Lombardi asks and answers the … more

NIST Racetrack Ion Trap is a Contender in Quantum Computing Quest
Release Date: 03/30/2010

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have built and tested a device for trapping electrically charged atoms … more

NIST, NASA Launch Joint Effort to Develop New Climate Satellites
Release Date: 03/02/2010

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have launched a joint … more

NIST’s Second 'Quantum Logic Clock' is Now World’s Most Precise Clock
Release Date: 02/16/2010

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have built an enhanced version of an experimental atomic clock based on a … more

JILA Scientists Demonstrate First Controlled Chemical Reactions of Ultracold Molecules
Release Date: 02/16/2010

Physicists at JILA have for the first time observed chemical reactions near absolute zero, demonstrating that chemistry is possible at ultralow … more

Seeing the Quantum in Chemistry: JILA Scientists Control Chemical Reactions of Ultracold Molecules
Release Date: 02/11/2010

Physicists at JILA have for the first time observed chemical reactions near absolute zero, demonstrating that chemistry is possible at ultralow … more

NIST's Second 'Quantum Logic Clock Based on Aluminum Ion is Now World's Most Precise Clock
Release Date: 02/04/2010

BOULDER, Colo.--Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have built an enhanced version of an experimental atomic … more

Stacking the Deck: Single Photons Observed at Seemingly Faster-than-Light Speeds
Release Date: 01/26/2010

(Top) A single photon travels through alternating layers of low (blue) and high (green) refractive index material more slowly (top) or quickly … more

NIST Quantum Computing Research Among Top Stories of 2009
Release Date: 01/12/2010

Three science magazines have selected quantum computing research by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as top stories of … more

Everlasting Quantum Wave: NIST Physicists Predict New Form of Soliton in Ultracold Gases
Release Date: 12/15/2009

Solitary waves that run a long distance without losing their shape or dying out are a special class of waves called solitons. These everlasting … more

Web Site Highlights 50 Years of NIST Contributions to Laser Science
Release Date: 12/15/2009

The year 2010 marks the 50th anniversary of the first demonstration of the laser, one of the most important inventions of the 20th century. Lasers … more

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