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Quantum Spin Squeezing Gets Real

Today's atomic clocks are ridiculously accurate. The best of them tell time so well that if they had been running since the Big Bang, by now they would not have

Quantum Simulation: Physics at the Edge

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have achieved a major milestone in simulating the dynamics of condensed-matter systems –

What is Quantum Physics? Dancers Explain

Quantum physics drives much of the research at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Explaining this research is a challenge, because

Computing with Single Atoms

As features on silicon microchips continue to shrink, the final frontier of miniaturization is a transistor on the scale of a single atom – a technology that

Photons by the Numbers

A NIST team is at work on what promises to be one of the world's most accurate methods for generating a specified number of photons, and has devised a method to