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Taming the Qubit
Release Date: 04/10/2003

The trouble with qubits is they don't always behave. Scientists are, however, learning to control these weird "quantum bits," particles that … more

Satellite Measures Sun's True Power
Release Date: 01/27/2003

Scientists expect to gain important information about the sun's effect on the Earth's atmosphere and climate from sophisticated instruments—all … more

NIST Helps Ensure Well-Timed Sledding at Winter Olympics
Release Date: 01/02/2002

Sliding down the icy side of a mountain on steel runners, racers in the bobsled, luge and skeleton events reach some of the highest speeds of any … more

Cornell and Wieman Share 2001 Nobel Prize in Physics
Release Date: 10/09/2001

Cornell and Wieman Share 2001 Nobel Prize in Physics (news release) Quotes About the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physics Winners Press Conference … more

From Supernova to Smoke Ring: Recent Experiments Underscore Weirdness of the Bose-Einstein Condensate
Release Date: 03/12/2001

Bose-Einstein condensates can sometimes explode like a pocket-sized supernova, but when they're not doing that they can look like the inside of a … more

NIST Scientists Cross the Bridge between Atomic and Real Worlds
Release Date: 01/19/2000

In 1996, researchers at the Boulder, Colo., laboratories of the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology confirmed the … more

Wieman and Cornell Receive Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics
Release Date: 01/13/2000

Carl Wieman of the University of Colorado at Boulder and Eric Cornell of the National Institute of Standards and Technology have been awarded the … more

Neutron Trapping Demonstrated for First Time at NIST
Release Date: 01/05/2000

Scientists have demonstrated for the first time that they can confine neutrons, one of the basic particles of matter, in a three-dimensional … more

NIST-F1 Cesium Fountain Clock
Release Date: 12/29/1999

There's nothing like the joy of receiving a precision timepiece as a holiday gift. Thanks to the Commerce Department's National Institute of … more

New Web Site Puts Atomic Time on Your Computer
Release Date: 10/14/1999

The official U.S. time in any U.S. time zone now can be obtained from the new Internet web site, www.time.gov , maintained by the Boulder … more

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