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In Natural Gas Pipelines, NIST Goes with the Flow
Release Date: 04/19/2013

Aaron Johnson checks an array designed to hold 21 CFVs. The array is inserted into the yellow 8-inch pipeline at left and used to calibrate larger … more

Dehmer to Head NIST Physical Measurement Lab
Release Date: 04/19/2013

Dr. Joseph L. Dehmer, a 40-year veteran of federal science research and administration, has been named Director of the Physical Measurement … more

Automated Voltage Standard Ready
Release Date: 04/04/2013

Sam Benz demonstrates the relatively small amount of equipment required for the newly automated voltage standard. The chip containing Josephson … more

Light Dynamics in a Quantum Dot
Release Date: 04/03/2013

Plots of photon arrival times at each of two detectors show that the emission of only one photon following an excitation pulse is less likely than … more

Don’t Call It Vaporware: Scientists Use Cloud of Atoms as Optical Memory Device
Release Date: 04/03/2013

Talk about storing data in the cloud. Scientists at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) … more

NIST Goes to the End of the Earth for Measurement Science
Release Date: 04/03/2013

NIST Boulder researcher Johannes (Hannes) Hubmayr recently spent several weeks at the South Pole Telescope, where he optimized the performance of … more

MOBY calibration
Release Date: 04/03/2013

Seen from the base of the MOBY spar, researchers work on the the facility. MOBY is deployed in clear waters about 1200 meters deep, far enough … more

NIST Tests Underscore Potential Hazards of Green Laser Pointers
Release Date: 03/20/2013

Using a low-cost apparatus designed to quickly and accurately measure the properties of handheld laser devices, National Institute of Standards … more

NIST Mechanical Micro-Drum Used as Quantum Memory
Release Date: 03/13/2013

One of the oldest forms of computer memory is back again—but in a 21st century microscopic device designed by physicists at the National Institute … more

Some older radio-controlled clocks may adjust for Daylight Saving Time early
Release Date: 03/09/2013

Due to an unexpected technical issue, some older radio controlled clocks may have made the change to Daylight Saving Time (DST) up to a day … more

Progress in MRI Contrast Agents
Release Date: 03/05/2013

At the center of the cylinder is a microcapillary tube used to study single-particle measurement capability in magnetic contrast agents for MRI. … more

NIST Quantum Refrigerator Offers Extreme Cooling and Convenience
Release Date: 03/05/2013

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a solid-state refrigerator that uses quantum physics in … more

New NIST Time Code to Boost Reception for Radio-Controlled Clocks
Release Date: 03/05/2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is changing the way it broadcasts time signals that synchronize radio-controlled … more

High Efficiency Single Photon Detector
Release Date: 02/19/2013

Francesco Marsili at the SPD experiment. The metal cylinder at top left is the device's cryogenic enclosure. A single photon may not seem like … more

Calculating Quantum Vacuum Forces in Nanostructures
Release Date: 02/07/2013

One of the surprising predictions of quantum mechanics is that uncharged conductors can attract each other over small distances, even in empty … more

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