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It’s About Time – But Also Much More
Release Date: 01/23/2014

40° 0.435', -105° 16.116'—that’s where I work. I know this because my smart phone says so. The same phone that woke me up in the morning, reminded … more

JILA Strontium Atomic Clock Sets New Records in Both Precision and Stability
Release Date: 01/22/2014

Heralding a new age of terrific timekeeping, a research group led by a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) physicist has … more

Quantum Physics Could Make Secure, Single-Use Computer Memories Possible
Release Date: 01/14/2014

Computer security systems may one day get a boost from quantum physics, as a result of recent research from the National Institute of Standards … more

NIST Stars in Media’s Top Science and Technology Stories of 2013
Release Date: 01/14/2014

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) advances in atomic clocks and telescope cameras made it into five magazines' lists of the … more

Illegal Laser Strikes on Aircraft
Release Date: 01/14/2014

Simulated laser flashes at three levels -- distraction, glare, and flash blindness -- as they would be seen by the pilot of an aircraft. Images: … more

31,558,149,764 Milliseconds in Review: NIST in 2013
Release Date: 12/17/2013

Milestones on the way to quantum computing. A landmark study of how communities can better prepare for tornadoes. Publication of a draft … more

NIST Programs for Undergraduates, Teachers, Precision Measurements Announced
Release Date: 12/17/2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is advertising available grants in a pair of programs aimed at undergraduate students … more

Wineland Elected Fellow of National Academy of Inventors
Release Date: 12/17/2013

David Wineland credit: Burrus/NIST high resolution version National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Fellow and Nobel laureate David … more

JILA Team Develops ‘Spinning Trap’ to Measure Electron Roundness
Release Date: 12/05/2013

JILA researchers have developed a method of spinning electric and magnetic fields around trapped molecular ions to measure whether the ions' tiny … more

Characterizing Solar Cells with Nanoscale Precision Using a Low-Energy Electron Beam
Release Date: 12/04/2013

Electron beam induced current (red) superimposed on a scanning electron micrograph (gray). Bright contrast in the vicinity of grain boundaries more

Scale Model Smokestack
Release Date: 11/27/2013

Joey Boyd (left) and Aaron Johnson of the Fluid Metrology Group with a section of pipe to be used for a multi-path ultrasonic flow meter in the … more

NIST Demonstrates How Losing Information Can Benefit Quantum Computing
Release Date: 11/25/2013

Suggesting that quantum computers might benefit from losing some data, physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) … more

Mode Competition in Phonon Laser
Release Date: 11/19/2013

Mode competition in a “phonon laser." A pump power exceeding the threshold level for oscillation of the mechanical modes pictured in the upper … more

High-Tech Measurements for High-Frequency Antennas
Release Date: 11/14/2013

A team of researchers at NIST’s Antenna Metrology Lab in Boulder, CO has devised a first-of-its-kind system – combining a precision 3-meter … more

Researchers from U.S. and Korea Collaborate on Graphene Research
Release Date: 11/07/2013

Thermopower image of epitaxial graphene. The three distinct indexed regions correspond to (l) monolayer graphene, (ll) bilayer graphene, and (lll) … more

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