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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

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

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

'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

Princeton/NIST Collaboration Puts Wheels on the Quantum Bus
Release Date: 10/19/2012

In yet another step toward the realization of a practical quantum computer, scientists working at Princeton and the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) … more

NIST Researcher David Wineland Wins 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics
Release Date: 10/16/2012

David J. Wineland, a physicist at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has won the 2012 Nobel … more

NIST's Speedy Ions Could Add Zip to Quantum Computers
Release Date: 08/08/2012

Take that, sports cars! Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) can accelerate their beryllium ions from zero to … more

Seeing the Light with NIST's New Noiseless Optical Amplifier
Release Date: 08/08/2012

Most devices that amplify light suffer from the same problem: making the image brighter also adds muddying distortion. Scientists working at the … more

Hark! Group Demonstrates First Heralded Single Photon Source Made from Silicon
Release Date: 06/27/2012

In an important step towards more practical quantum information processing, researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

New Quantum Computing Algorithm Could Simulate Giant Particle Accelerators
Release Date: 06/12/2012

A trio of theorists, including one from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), have described how a future quantum computer … more

Quantum Computers Will Be Able to Simulate Particle Collisions
Release Date: 05/31/2012

Quantum computers are still years away, but a trio of theorists has already figured out at least one talent they may have. According to the … more

First Light: NIST Researchers Develop New Way to Generate Superluminal Pulses
Release Date: 05/02/2012

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a novel way of producing light pulses that are … more

NIST Physicists Benchmark Quantum Simulator with Hundreds of Qubits
Release Date: 04/25/2012

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have built a quantum simulator that can engineer interactions among … more

Atoms Dressed with Light Show New Interactions, Could Reveal Way to Observe Enigmatic Particle
Release Date: 12/08/2011

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have found a way to manipulate atoms’ internal states with lasers that … more

Quantum Computer Components 'Coalesce' to 'Converse'
Release Date: 10/25/2011

If quantum computers are ever to be realized, they likely will be made of different types of parts that will need to share information with one … more

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