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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

NIST Issues Call for Measurement Science and Engineering Research Grant Proposals
Release Date: 02/06/2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a call for grant proposals for a broad range of potential research projects … more

NIST's 'Nanotubes on a Chip' May Simplify Optical Power Measurements
Release Date: 01/24/2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has demonstrated a novel chip-scale instrument made of carbon nanotubes that may … more

DNA and Quantum Dots: All That Glitters is Not Gold
Release Date: 01/24/2013

A team of researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has shown that by bringing gold nanoparticles close to the dots … more

Neutron Spin Filters
Release Date: 01/18/2013

Thomas Gentile holds one of the new wide-angle neutron spin-filter cells. Each spans about 120 degrees of arc and has a volume of approximately 1 … more

'Standard Quantum Limit' Smashed, Could Mean Better Fiber-Optic Comms
Release Date: 01/08/2013

Communicating with light may soon get a lot easier, hints recent research* from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the … more

NIST Contributes to Top Science Stories of 2012
Release Date: 01/08/2013

Two media lists of top science stories of 2012 highlight cosmology discoveries that relied on contributions from the National Institute of … more

CT calorimetry
Release Date: 12/21/2012

Heather Chen-Mayer at the PET/CT scanner with HDPE phantoms. The large sections are for whole-torso measurements; the small cylinder is one more

Photons Emitted by Quantum Dots Can be Made Indistinguishable Through Quantum Frequency Conversion
Release Date: 12/19/2012

The quantum frequency conversion system uses two pump lasers whose frequency difference is matched to the difference between the two input photon … more

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