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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

JILA Physicist is Finalist for Service to America Medal
Release Date: 08/30/2007

Konrad Lehnert, a physicist at JILA, is a finalist for the 2007 Service to America medals, presented annually by the non-profit, non-partisan … more

Nanoscale Blasting Adjusts Resistance in Magnetic Sensors
Release Date: 08/16/2007

A new process for adjusting the resistance of semiconductor devices by carpeting a small area of the device with tiny pits, like a yard dug up by … more

Thousands of Atoms Swap 'Spins' in Quantum Square Dance
Release Date: 08/03/2007

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have induced thousands of atoms trapped by laser beams to swap “spins” … more

Nano-layer of Ruthenium Stabilizes Magnetic Sensors
Release Date: 08/03/2007

A layer of ruthenium just a few atoms thick can be used to fine-tune the sensitivity and enhance the reliability of magnetic sensors, tests at the … more

Thousands of Atoms Swap ‘Spins’ with Partners in Quantum Square Dance
Release Date: 07/25/2007

NIST Advance Is Step Toward Quantum Computing with Neutral Atoms GAITHERSBURG, MD—Physicists at the Commerce Department’s National Institute of … more

Magnetic Tape Analysis "Sees" Tampering in Detail
Release Date: 07/20/2007

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed an improved version of a real-time magnetic microscopy system that … more

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