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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

NIST Updates Popular Guide to Radio-Controlled Clocks
Release Date: 09/22/2009

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has updated its popular guide to radio-controlled clocks. Many millions of … more

New Nanochemistry Technique Encases Single Molecules in Microdroplets
Release Date: 09/22/2009

The NIST "on-demand" single-molecule drop dispenser: Water flows through a microfluidic channel, roughly 35 microns wide, and enters a narrow … more

High in Sodium: Highly Charged Tungsten Ions May Diagnose Fusion Energy Reactors
Release Date: 09/08/2009

Just as health-food manufacturers work on developing the best possible sodium substitutes for low-salt diets, physicists at the National Institute … more

NIST Demonstrates Sustained Quantum Computation Processing
Release Date: 08/11/2009

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated sustained, reliable information processing operations on … more

Ytterbium Gains Ground in Quest for Next-Generation Atomic Clocks
Release Date: 08/11/2009

An experimental atomic clock based on ytterbium atoms is about four times more accurate than it was several years ago, giving it a precision … more

NIST Demonstrates Sustained Quantum Processing in Step Toward Building Quantum Computers
Release Date: 08/06/2009

NIST physicists demonstrated sustained, reliable quantum information processing in the ion trap at the left center of this photograph, improving … more

Physicists Find Way to Control Individual Bits in Quantum Computers
Release Date: 07/14/2009

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have overcome a hurdle in quantum computer development, having devised* a … more

NIST Develops Novel Ion Trap for Sensing Force and Light
Release Date: 06/30/2009

Miniature devices for trapping ions (electrically charged atoms) are common components in atomic clocks and quantum computing research. Now, a … more

Nonstick and Laser-safe Gold Aids Laser Trapping of Biomolecules
Release Date: 06/16/2009

Biophysicists long for an ideal material—something more structured and less sticky than a standard glass surface—to anchor and position individual … more

Shape Matters in the Case of Cobalt Nanoparticles
Release Date: 06/16/2009

Shape is turning out to be a particularly important feature of some commercially important nanoparticles - but in subtle ways. New studies* by … more

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