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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

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

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