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Making a Point: Picoscale Stability in a Room-Temperature AFM
Release Date: 03/24/2009

Forget dancing angels, a research team from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado (CU) has … more

NIST Time and Frequency Metrology Seminar to be held June 2-5
Release Date: 03/10/2009

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will host the 34th annual Time and Frequency Metrology Seminar on June 2-5, 2009, in … more

Colorado Governor Ritter Honors NIST Internet Time Service
Release Date: 02/24/2009

On Feb. 17, Governor Bill Ritter of Colorado presented the 2009 CO-LABS Governor’s Awards for Research Impact to scientists from five federal … more

Researchers Demonstrate Novel ‘Quantum Data Buffering’ Scheme
Release Date: 02/24/2009

In a new demonstration of physicists’ growing ability to control the “spooky” quantum dynamics phenomenon called entanglement , researchers from … more

Cross-Dressing Rubidium May Reveal Clues for Exotic Computing
Release Date: 02/24/2009

Neutral atoms—having no net electric charge—usually don’t act very dramatically around a magnetic field. But by “dressing them up” with light, … more

“How To” Guide for AFM-Based Nanomechanics
Release Date: 02/09/2009

MSEL recently published a book chapter on making quantitative nanomechanical measurements using atomic force microscopy (AFM). This practical … more

NIST Physicist Deborah Jin to Receive Sigma Xi's Top Honor
Release Date: 01/27/2009

Physicist Deborah S. Jin, a Fellow of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and JILA, a joint institute of NIST and the … more

Simply Weird Stuff: Making Supersolids with Ultracold Gas Atoms
Release Date: 01/13/2009

Physicists at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland have … more

Two NIST Physicists Win 2007 PECASE Honors
Release Date: 12/23/2008

Two physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have won Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers … more

JILA Story Makes Physics 'Top Ten' List
Release Date: 12/23/2008

The creation of the first high-density gas of ultracold molecules by scientists at JILA, a joint institute of the National Institute of Standards … more

Wherefore a Leap Second?
Release Date: 12/23/2008

The spin of the Earth is slowing down. Not by much; only about 0.002 seconds a day (it varies), relative to our modern definition of the second. … more

Nine NIST Staff Become New APS Fellows
Release Date: 12/09/2008

Nine staff members of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have been elected new fellows of the American Physical Society, … more

NIST Physicist Wins OSA’s First Walther Award
Release Date: 11/25/2008

NIST physicist David Wineland will receive the inaugural Herbert Walther Award in recognition of his “seminal contributions to quantum information … more

Bright Idea Illuminates LED Standards
Release Date: 11/25/2008

The lack of common measurement methods among light-emitting diode (LED) and lighting manufacturers has affected the commercialization of … more

‘Femtomolar Optical Tweezers’ May Enable Sensitive Blood Tests
Release Date: 11/12/2008

Basic scheme of an optical tweezer-based sensor of biological particles. A microsphere covered with a specific antigen (such as a virus or other … more

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