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Stretching, the Truth: JILA Biophysicists Help Unravel DNA Stretching Mystery
Release Date: 01/19/2011

Using a new experimental test structure, biophysicists at JILA have unraveled part of a 15-year mystery in the mechanics of DNA—just how the … more

NIST Physicist Joseph Stroscio Named Among 2010 AAAS Fellows
Release Date: 01/19/2011

Joseph Stroscio, a physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has been named a Fellow of the American Association for … more

NIST Telescope Calibration May Help Explain Mystery of Universe's Expansion
Release Date: 01/05/2011

Is the expansion of the universe accelerating for some unknown reason? This is one of the mysteries plaguing astrophysics, and somewhere in … more

New Time Widget Puts Accurate Clocks on Web Pages
Release Date: 01/05/2011

For Web site owners and bloggers, there is a new widget from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) that will keep your Web … more

NIST Pings Key Material in Sonar, Closes Gap on Structural Mystery
Release Date: 11/09/2010

Using a neutron beam as a probe, researchers working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have begun to reveal the crystal … more

AFM Positioning: Shining Light on a Needle in a Haystack
Release Date: 11/09/2010

The researchers characterize their new technique as a neat solution to the "needle in a haystack" problem of nanoscale microscopy, but it's more … more

NIST Ships First Programmable AC/DC 10-Volt Standard
Release Date: 10/26/2010

Extending its 26-year tradition of innovative quantum voltage standards, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) … more

'Si' on the New SI: NIST Backs Proposal for a Revamped System of Measurement Units
Release Date: 10/26/2010

Taking the first steps of what would be a major historical advance in the science of measurement, the National Institute of Standards and … more

JILA Unveils Improved 'Molecular Fingerprinting' for Trace Gas Detection
Release Date: 10/13/2010

Scientists at JILA and collaborators have demonstrated an improved laser-based "molecular fingerprinting" technique that picks out traces of key … more

NIST Mini-Sensor Traces Faint Magnetic Signature of Human Heartbeat
Release Date: 10/13/2010

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the German national metrology institute have used NIST's miniature … more

This Little Light of Mine: Changing the Color of Single Photons Emitted by Quantum Dots
Release Date: 10/13/2010

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated* for the first time the conversion of near-infrared … more

Popular Science Magazine Names Spielman One of Science’s ‘Brilliant Ten’
Release Date: 10/13/2010

The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Ian Spielman is highlighted in the November, 2010, issue of Popular Science , where the … more

NIST 'Vision Science Facility' Aims for Lighting Revolution
Release Date: 09/28/2010

Light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, have become popular with backpackers and cyclists who mount them on headbands for a reliable, hands-free source of … more

NIST Clock Experiment Demonstrates That Your Head is Older Than Your Feet
Release Date: 09/28/2010

Scientists have long known that time passes faster at higher elevations—a curious aspect of Einstein’s theories of relativity that previously has … more

NIST Pair of Aluminum Atomic Clocks Reveal Einstein's Relativity at a Personal Scale
Release Date: 09/23/2010

BOULDER, Colo. – Scientists have known for decades that time passes faster at higher elevations—a curious aspect of Einstein's theories of … more

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