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Everlasting Quantum Wave: NIST Physicists Predict New Form of Soliton in Ultracold Gases
Release Date: 12/15/2009

Solitary waves that run a long distance without losing their shape or dying out are a special class of waves called solitons. These everlasting … more

Web Site Highlights 50 Years of NIST Contributions to Laser Science
Release Date: 12/15/2009

The year 2010 marks the 50th anniversary of the first demonstration of the laser, one of the most important inventions of the 20th century. Lasers … more

JQI Researchers Create 'Synthetic Magnetic Fields' for Neutral Atoms
Release Date: 12/15/2009

Achieving an important new capability in ultracold atomic gases, researchers at the Joint Quantum Institute, a collaboration of the National … more

Time Magazine Names JQI Work Among Year’s Best Inventions
Release Date: 11/17/2009

Time Magazine has named research on the "quantum teleportation" of information from one atom to another in its "50 Best Inventions of 2009" … more

NIST Demonstrates 'Universal' Programmable Quantum Processor
Release Date: 11/17/2009

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated the first “universal” programmable quantum information … more

Small Nanoparticles Bring Big Improvement to Medical Imaging
Release Date: 11/17/2009

If you're watching the complex processes in a living cell, it is easy to miss something important--especially if you are watching changes that … more

JQI Researchers Create Entangled Photons from Quantum Dots
Release Date: 11/17/2009

To exploit the quantum world to the fullest, a key commodity is entanglement--the spooky, distance-defying link that can form between objects such … more

NIST Demonstrates 'Universal' Programmable Quantum Processor for Quantum Computers
Release Date: 11/16/2009

BOULDER, Colo. — Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated the first "universal" programmable … more

NIST, CU to Build Instrument to Help Search for Earth-like Planets
Release Date: 11/03/2009

T he National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will collaborate with the University of Colorado at Boulder (CU) to build and apply a … more

Capturing Those In-Between Moments: NIST Solves Timing Problem in Molecular Modeling
Release Date: 11/03/2009

A theoretical physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed a method for calculating the motions and forces … more

Scientists Build First 'Frequency Comb' To Display Visible 'Teeth'
Release Date: 10/29/2009

Finally, an optical frequency comb that visibly lives up to its name. Scientists at the University of Konstanz in Germany and the National … more

NIST Physicist David Wineland to Share 2010 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics
Release Date: 10/20/2009

David J. Wineland, a physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will share the 2010 Benjamin Franklin Medal in … more

NIST Physicists Turn to Radio Dial for Finer Atomic Matchmaking
Release Date: 10/20/2009

Investigating mysterious data in ultracold gases of rubidium atoms, scientists at the Joint Quantum Institute of the National Institute of … more

Scientists Create NICE Solution to Pneumonia Vaccine Testing Problems
Release Date: 10/20/2009

Pneumococcus colonies (bottom) ordinarily must be counted manually to determine whether pneumonia vaccine is effective on a patient, but freely … more

Showcase - Bio-imaging Technologies (9/2009)
Release Date: 10/06/2009

A TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND FEDERAL MARKETPLACE EVENT TEDCO, NIST and NIH Present Bio-imaging Technologies For Commercial Adoption On Tuesday, … more

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