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Quantum Spin Squeezing Gets Real
Release Date: 02/26/2016

Today’s atomic clocks are ridiculously accurate. The best of them tell time so well that if they had been running since the Big Bang, by now they … more

Characterizing Hyperspectral Imagers
Release Date: 02/24/2016

  Hyperspectral imaging collects many individual images of a scene, each taken within a different narrow wavelength band. The result is a "data … more

Vaccine Fridge Field Study ‘Opens Doors’ to New Standards
Release Date: 02/23/2016

Alexandra Rodriguez demonstrating the broken contact style of data logger. Recipients of an annual flu shot may be surprised to learn that there … more

Gauging Refractive Index of Air
Release Date: 02/17/2016

NIST scientists have devised and improved a prototype instrument the size of a loaf of bread that can substantially increase the accuracy of … more

SQUIDs for Axion Detection
Release Date: 02/16/2016

About 90% of the mass of this galaxy cluster is in the form of dark matter. Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Univ of Missouri/M.Brodwin et al; Optical: … more

Transforming Welding with Comprehensive NIST Metrology
Release Date: 02/02/2016

NIST director Willie May and PML NRC postdoc Brian Simonds with the welding booth in the new facility on NIST's Boulder, Colo., campus. Welding … more

Shiny and (Electro)chrome: New Twist on Old Tech Could Bring Living Color at Low Power
Release Date: 02/02/2016

By marrying state-of-the-art nanometer-scale gratings with a Space Age-era thin-film polymer, researchers working at the National Institute of … more

Thinking Outside the Cuvette: To Measure Dimensions of Skinny Glass Container, PML Scientists Get Creative
Release Date: 02/01/2016

Wei Ren with the triangulation probe and a cuvette. Click image for larger version. J.L. Lee/PML Let’s say you’re a biotechnologist working to … more

New ‘Quick Test’ Station May Speed Commercialization of Photonic Thermometers
Release Date: 01/29/2016

Physicists in NIST’s Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML) have been working on a new class of chip-based photonic thermometers that measure … more

Promising Quantum Transducer
Release Date: 01/28/2016

When a long-awaited quantum information network finally arrives, in whatever form, it will incorporate two essential technologies: a method of … more

NIST Featured in Media’s Top Science Stories of 2015
Release Date: 01/06/2016

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is featured in several of the news media’s lists of the top science stories of 2015. … more

Patent Issued for Lamp Improvement
Release Date: 01/06/2016

PML researcher and co-inventor John Curry with an HID lamp. Image: NIST/PML NIST has been issu more

Less Jitter, More Bits: New Material for Detecting Photons Captures More Quantum Information
Release Date: 01/05/2016

Detecting individual particles of light just got a bit more precise—by 74 picoseconds to be exact—thanks to advances in materials by National … more

Ringing in a New Way to Measure and Modulate Trapped Light
Release Date: 12/22/2015

Researchers working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a novel way to noninvasively measure and map how … more

Squeezed Motion Achieved
Release Date: 12/22/2015

False-color micrograph showing the two circuits and the capacitor drum head in gray and the sapphire substrate in blue. Scale bar is in … more

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