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NIST Assists in Solar Stake-Out to Improve Space Weather Forecasts
Release Date: 07/09/2008

The sun is about to undergo unremitting scrutiny. About six times each minute of every hour for at least five years, a soon-to-be launched NASA … more

Record-setting Laser May Aid Searches for Earthlike Planets
Release Date: 05/13/2008

Scientists at the University of Konstanz (Germany) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated an ultrafast … more

Two New Honors for NIST Physicists
Release Date: 04/29/2008

David Wineland, physicist and fellow of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), is a 2008 recipient of a Bonfils-Stanton … more

High-Flying Electrons May Provide New Test of Quantum Theory
Release Date: 04/29/2008

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Max Planck Institute for Physics in Germany believe they can achieve … more

Showcase - NIST Presents Its Nano Technologies
Release Date: 04/10/2008

On Tuesday, April 8, 2008, NIST presented some of its novel technologies developed at the NIST Labs in the nanoelectronics, nanofabrication, and … more

Bon MOT: Innovative Atom Trap Catches Highly Magnetic Atoms
Release Date: 04/01/2008

A research team from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland has succeeded in cooling atoms of a … more

Loopy Photons Clarify ’Spookiness‘ of Quantum Physics
Release Date: 03/18/2008

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

NIST 'Quantum Logic Clock' Rivals Mercury Ion as World's Most Accurate Clock
Release Date: 03/18/2008

An atomic clock that uses an aluminum atom to apply the logic of computers to the peculiarities of the quantum world now rivals the world’s most … more

Stunt Doubles: Ultracold Atoms Could Replicate the Electron ‘Jitterbug’
Release Date: 03/18/2008

Ultracold atoms moving through a carefully designed arrangement of laser beams will jiggle slightly as they go, two NIST scientists have … more

A Sub-femtosecond Stop Watch for ‘Photon Finish’ Races
Release Date: 03/14/2008

Using a system that can compare the travel times of two photons with sub-femtosecond precision, scientists at the Joint Quantum Institute (a … more

NIST 'Quantum Logic Clock' Rivals Mercury Ion as World's Most Accurate Clock
Release Date: 03/06/2008

Comparison Yields Best Results Yet in Tests for Change in 'Constants' of Nature BOULDER, Colo.- An atomic clock that uses an aluminum atom to … more

NIST Mini Sensor May ‘Change the Way We Live’
Release Date: 03/05/2008

Miniature magnetic sensors made at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have won a spot on Technology Review’s annual list of … more

New NIST Video: Bill Phillips School Talk on the Science of Ultracold
Release Date: 02/19/2008

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has produced a DVD of a presentation that Nobel laureate William Phillips, a physicist … more

New Strontium Atomic Clock at JILA is ‘Best in Class’
Release Date: 02/19/2008

A next-generation atomic clock that tops previous records for accuracy in clocks based on neutral atoms has been demonstrated by physicists at … more

Optical 'Frequency Comb' Can Detect the Breath of Disease
Release Date: 02/19/2008

Exhale on a cold winter day and you will see the water vapor coming out of your mouth. Light up your breath with a Nobel-Prize-related tool, and … more

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