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‘Micro-boxes’ of Water Used to Study Single Molecules
Release Date: 07/20/2006

Prodded by optical tweezers, two "hydrosomes" move together and fuse to mix their contents, in an experiment using water droplets as minuscule … more

Road to AC Voltage Standard Leads to Important Junction
Release Date: 07/20/2006

After 10 years of research, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has unveiled the world's first precision instrument for … more

Mercury Atomic Clock Keeps Time with Record Accuracy
Release Date: 07/14/2006

BOULDER, COLO.—An experimental atomic clock based on a single mercury atom is now at least five times more precise than the national standard … more

New Ion Trap May Lead to Large Quantum Computers
Release Date: 07/06/2006

False-color images of 1, 2, 3, 6, and 12 magnesium ions loaded into NIST's new planar ion trap. Red indicates areas of highest fluorescence, or … more

Code for ‘Unbreakable’ Quantum Encryption Generated at Record Speed over Fiber
Release Date: 04/18/2006

Gaithersburg, Md.—Raw code for “unbreakable” encryption, based on the principles of quantum physics, has been generated at record speed over … more

Algorithm Advance Produces Quantum Calculation Record
Release Date: 03/16/2006

Two theoreticians from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Indiana University (IU) have published the most accurate … more

Record-breaking Detector May Aid Nuclear Inspections (Tech Beat)
Release Date: 03/16/2006

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have designed and demonstrated the world’s most accurate gamma ray … more

"Frequency Comb" Spectroscopy Proves to be Powerful Chemical Analysis Tool
Release Date: 03/16/2006

Boulder, Colo. -- Physicists at JILA have designed and demonstrated a highly sensitive new tool for real-time analysis of the quantity, structure, … more

Record-breaking Detector May Aid Nuclear Inspections
Release Date: 03/14/2006

Boulder, Colo.—Scientists at the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have designed and demonstrated the … more

Enhanced LIDAR Improves Range, Vibration Measures
Release Date: 02/02/2006

Conventional laser ranging systems would fail to produce usable data on the range to a target about 1 kilometer away (false color image, top). By … more

Enjoy New Year's Eve a Second Longer!
Release Date: 12/22/2005

You can toot your New Year's horn an extra second this year, say physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Along … more

Einstein Was Right (Again): Experiments Confirm that E= mc2
Release Date: 12/21/2005

An instrument called GAMS4, originally designed and built at NIST and now located at Institut Laue Langevin in France, was used in experiments … more

NIST Physicists Coax Six Atoms into Quantum 'Cat' State
Release Date: 11/30/2005

NIST researchers have succeeded in coaxing six ions into an unusual quantum “cat” state in which their nuclei are collectively spinning clockwise … more

NIST Physicist Honored for Technological Innovation
Release Date: 10/20/2005

NIST Fellow Jun Ye was honored Oct. 8 at the "Amazing Light: Visions for Discovery" symposium held to celebrate the 90th birthday of 1964 Nobel … more

NIST/JILA Fellow Jan Hall Shares 2005 Nobel Prize in Physics
Release Date: 10/04/2005

Congratulatory letter from Congressman Boehlert (requires Acrobat Reader ) Nobel laureate John L. (Jan) Hall © 2005 Geoffrey Wheeler For a … more

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