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NIST Adds to Quantum Computing Toolkit with Mixed-Atom Logic Operations
Release Date: 12/16/2015

BOULDER, Colo. – Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have added to their collection of ingredients for future … more

NIST Boulder Lab Building Renamed for Katharine Blodgett Gebbie
Release Date: 12/15/2015

BOULDER, Colo.—Two landmarks merged on Dec. 10, 2015, when the most advanced laboratory building at the National Institute of Standards and … more

Cryogenic Flow Facility Moves
Release Date: 12/14/2015

  The Cryogenic Flow Measurement Facility as it was installed at NIST's Boulder, CO, campus. Click on image for enlarged view. As recently as a … more

Seeing Cells More Clearly
Release Date: 12/07/2015

Jeeseong Hwang at one of the laboratory imaging systems. NIST scientists, with collaborators at the University of Michigan, have designed and … more

Smokestack Turbulence
Release Date: 11/23/2015

Society is increasingly concerned about exactly how much carbon dioxide and other pollutants are coming out of smokestacks. But current … more

On the Road to a Neutron Microscope: First Light for World-Class Neutron Imaging Facility
Release Date: 11/20/2015

First image taken with NIST's new cold neutron imaging facility. The test sample is a 3 mm-thick stainless steel bottle opener. Top: Raw image. … more

Search for Best RFPs
Release Date: 11/20/2015

How, precisely, does disease begin and progress in a single cell? To fully understand such processes on the smallest scales, scientists need a way … more

NIST Team Proves ‘Spooky Action at a Distance’ is Really Real
Release Date: 11/10/2015

BOULDER, Colo. - Einstein was wrong about at least one thing: There are, in fact, “spooky actions at a distance,” as now proven by researchers at … more

It’s a Beauty: JILA’s Quantum Crystal is Now More Valuable
Release Date: 11/05/2015

Physicists at JILA have made their "quantum crystal" of ultracold molecules more valuable than ever by packing about five times more molecules … more

New Ballistics Control Chart for Forensic Imaging
Release Date: 10/28/2015

These close-up images of standard cartridge cases illustrate differences between the older (left) and newer (right) imaging systems, as well as … more


2014 CODATA Values Posted
Release Date: 10/26/2015

Click on image for an abbreviated list of the CODATA recommended values of the fundamental constants of physics and chemistry. In a world of … more

Tracking the Solar Spectrum
Release Date: 10/22/2015

It may seem hard to believe, but we still don’t know nearly enough about sunlight. Although people have been splitting the sun’s rays into a … more

New Facility for Infrared Calibration
Release Date: 10/21/2015

Calibration setup: (A) infrared source, (B) monochromator, (C) output beam and device under test (red) next to NIST standard detector. Click on … more

NIST, UC Davis Scientists Float New Approach to Creating Computer Memory
Release Date: 10/08/2015

What can skyrmions do for you? These ghostly quantum rings, heretofore glimpsed only under extreme laboratory conditions, just might be the basis … more

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