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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

‘NMR on a Chip’ Features NIST Magnetic Mini-Sensor
Release Date: 02/19/2008

A super-sensitive mini-sensor developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) can detect nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) … more

NIST Radio Station WWVH Gets Antenna Makeover
Release Date: 01/23/2008

Radio station WWVH in Hawaii, operated since 1948 by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to broadcast time, frequency and … more

JILA Solves Problem of Quantum Dot ‘Blinking’
Release Date: 01/23/2008

Quantum dots—tiny, intense, tunable sources of colorful light—are illuminating new opportunities in biomedical research, cryptography and other … more

Radioactive 'Understudy' May Aid Medical Imaging, Drug Development
Release Date: 01/08/2008

Broadway stars have understudies. Now, an increasingly popular radioactive isotope has its own stand-in. Developed in part by researchers at the … more

NIST Helps Beam Time to TV Viewers in the Middle East
Release Date: 12/12/2007

Millions of satellite television and radio users in North Africa and the Middle East can now see and hear the precise time of day, thanks to … more

NIST Announces First Observation of 'Persistent Flow' in a Gas
Release Date: 11/27/2007

Using laser light to stir an ultracold gas of atoms, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Joint … more

'High Q' NIST Nanowires May be Practical Oscillators
Release Date: 11/27/2007

Nanowires grown at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have a mechanical “quality factor” at least 10 times higher than … more

Mini Magnetic Sensor May Have Biomedical, Security Applications
Release Date: 11/08/2007

In NIST’s new mini-magnetometer, light from a laser (small gray cylinder at left) passes through a small container (green cube) containing atoms … more

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