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NIST Mini-sensor Measures Magnetic Activity in Human Brain
Release Date: 04/19/2012

A miniature atom-based magnetic sensor developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has passed an important research … more

NIST/CU 'Star Comb' Joins Quest for Earthlike Planets
Release Date: 03/06/2012

If there is life on other planets, a laser frequency comb developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) may help find it. … more

All Time, All the Time: Improving NIST Radio
Release Date: 10/03/2011

  Computer-generated estimates of WWVB signal strength under typical conditions show coverage at two-hour intervals over the course of a day with … more

A Quiet Phase: NIST Optical Tools Produce Ultra-low-noise Microwave Signals
Release Date: 06/27/2011

By combining advanced laser technologies in a new way, physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have generated … more

Drive Test: NIST Super-stable Laser Shines in Minivan Experiment
Release Date: 05/10/2011

In a step toward taking the most advanced atomic clocks on the road, physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have … more

New Calculations on Blackbody Energy Set the Stage for Clocks with Unprecedented Accuracy
Release Date: 05/06/2011

A team of physicists from the United States and Russia announced today* that it has developed a means for computing, with unprecedented accuracy, … more

Here Comes the Sun: NIST Radio Station WWVH in Hawaii Adds Solar Power
Release Date: 02/15/2011

The sun is now a significant power source for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) radio station WWVH, which broadcasts time … more

Crowding Out Collisions: Close Quarters Boost Atomic Clock's Accuracy
Release Date: 02/15/2011

In a paradox typical of the quantum world, JILA scientists have eliminated collisions between atoms in an atomic clock by packing the atoms closer … more

Quantum Quirk: JILA Scientists Pack Atoms Together to Prevent Collisions in Atomic Clock
Release Date: 02/03/2011

BOULDER, Colo.—In a paradox typical of the quantum world, JILA scientists have eliminated collisions between atoms in an atomic clock by packing … more

New Time Widget Puts Accurate Clocks on Web Pages
Release Date: 01/05/2011

For Web site owners and bloggers, there is a new widget from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) that will keep your Web … more

NIST Mini-Sensor Traces Faint Magnetic Signature of Human Heartbeat
Release Date: 10/13/2010

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the German national metrology institute have used NIST's miniature … more

NIST Clock Experiment Demonstrates That Your Head is Older Than Your Feet
Release Date: 09/28/2010

Scientists have long known that time passes faster at higher elevations—a curious aspect of Einstein’s theories of relativity that previously has … more

NIST Pair of Aluminum Atomic Clocks Reveal Einstein's Relativity at a Personal Scale
Release Date: 09/23/2010

BOULDER, Colo. – Scientists have known for decades that time passes faster at higher elevations—a curious aspect of Einstein's theories of … more

Novel Ion Trap with Optical Fiber Could Link Atoms and Light in Quantum Networks
Release Date: 07/06/2010

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated an ion trap with a built-in optical fiber that collects … more

Time Is Money: SIM Time Network Has Far-Reaching Benefits
Release Date: 05/25/2010

Clocks in the Americas and the Caribbean Islands are now ticking in unison thanks to the work of the Sistema Interamericano de Metrologia (SIM), a … more

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