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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

Bug-Zapper: A Dose of Radiation May Help Knock Out Malaria
Release Date: 11/08/2007

How are physicists helping an effort to eradicate malaria, the mosquito-borne disease that kills more than one million people every year? … more

New NIST Mini-Sensor May Have Biomedical and Security Applications
Release Date: 11/01/2007

Boulder, Colo. – A tiny sensor that can detect magnetic field changes as small as 70 femtoteslas—equivalent to the brain waves of a person … more

Reminder: Turn Your Clocks Back on Sunday, November 4
Release Date: 10/26/2007

©Shutterstock Daylight Saving Time (DST) will end on Sunday, November 4, 2007, as determined by new rules implemented this year. On November 4 at … more

NIST Staff Honored in 2007 Presidential Rank Awards
Release Date: 10/25/2007

Four members of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) staff have been honored in the 2007 Presidential Rank Awards. The awards … more

Showcase - Focus on Microfluidics
Release Date: 10/12/2007

A TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND FEDERAL MARKETPLACE EVENT NIST Presents Its Microfluidics Technologies For Commercial Adoption On Tuesday, October 9, … more

Celebrating the Physics Nobel Prize Winners
Release Date: 10/11/2007

This week scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have joined colleagues around the world in congratulating Albert … more

NIST Light Source Illuminates Fusion Power Diagnostics
Release Date: 10/11/2007

Using a device that can turn a tiny piece of laboratory space into an ion cloud as hot as those found in a nuclear fusion reactor, physicists at … more

‘Dead Time’ Limits Quantum Cryptography Speeds
Release Date: 09/27/2007

Quantum cryptography is potentially the most secure method of sending encrypted information, but does it have a speed limit? According to a new … more

JILA Finds Flaw in Model Describing DNA Elasticity
Release Date: 09/13/2007

DNA, the biomolecule that provides the blueprint for life, has a lesser-known identity as a stretchy polymer. JILA scientists have found a flaw in … more

'Radio Wave Cooling' Offers New Twist on Laser Cooling
Release Date: 09/13/2007

Visible and ultraviolet laser light has been used for years to cool trapped atoms—and more recently larger objects—by reducing the extent of their … more

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