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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

Good Times! Get to Know Your Radio-Controlled Clock
Release Date: 03/30/2010

"How accurate is a radio-controlled clock?" National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researcher Michael Lombardi asks and answers the … more

NIST’s Second 'Quantum Logic Clock' is Now World’s Most Precise Clock
Release Date: 02/16/2010

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have built an enhanced version of an experimental atomic clock based on a … more

NIST's Second 'Quantum Logic Clock Based on Aluminum Ion is Now World's Most Precise Clock
Release Date: 02/04/2010

BOULDER, Colo.--Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have built an enhanced version of an experimental atomic … more

NIST, CU to Build Instrument to Help Search for Earth-like Planets
Release Date: 11/03/2009

T he National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will collaborate with the University of Colorado at Boulder (CU) to build and apply a … more

NIST Updates Popular Guide to Radio-Controlled Clocks
Release Date: 09/22/2009

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has updated its popular guide to radio-controlled clocks. Many millions of … more

Ytterbium Gains Ground in Quest for Next-Generation Atomic Clocks
Release Date: 08/11/2009

An experimental atomic clock based on ytterbium atoms is about four times more accurate than it was several years ago, giving it a precision … more

NIST Physicists Win European and Optics Society Awards
Release Date: 05/05/2009

Jun Ye, a NIST Fellow working at JILA, a joint institute of NIST and the University of Colorado at Boulder, has received the 2009 European … more

NIST Physicist James Bergquist Elected to National Academy of Sciences
Release Date: 05/05/2009

James C. Bergquist Credit: NIST View hi-resolution image Physicist James C. Bergquist, a Fellow at the National Institute of Standards and … more

Measurement of ‘Forbidden’ Collisions Could Improve Atomic Clock Accuracy
Release Date: 04/21/2009

Physicists have measured and controlled seemingly forbidden collisions between neutral strontium atoms, a class of antisocial atoms known as … more

JILA/NIST Scientists Get a Grip on Colliding Fermions to Enhance Atomic Clock Accuracy
Release Date: 04/16/2009

BOULDER, Colo.—Physicists have measured and controlled seemingly forbidden collisions between neutral strontium atoms—a class of antisocial atoms … more

NIST Time and Frequency Metrology Seminar to be held June 2-5
Release Date: 03/10/2009

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will host the 34th annual Time and Frequency Metrology Seminar on June 2-5, 2009, in … more

Colorado Governor Ritter Honors NIST Internet Time Service
Release Date: 02/24/2009

On Feb. 17, Governor Bill Ritter of Colorado presented the 2009 CO-LABS Governor’s Awards for Research Impact to scientists from five federal … more

Wherefore a Leap Second?
Release Date: 12/23/2008

The spin of the Earth is slowing down. Not by much; only about 0.002 seconds a day (it varies), relative to our modern definition of the second. … more

NIST Physicists are Finalists for Service to America Medals
Release Date: 09/16/2008

Two physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have been named finalists for the 2008 Service to America Medals, … more

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