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Internships in the Time of COVID

Across the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), internships are a very important experience for students and staff members alike. But for most

Is Your Qubit Better Than My Qubit?

I had been studying superconducting quantum computing for seven years before I was stumped by this seemingly simple question: How do I know if my qubit is

Lightweight Crypto, Heavyweight Protection

Logic puzzles, brain teasers and mathematical riddles fascinated me throughout my childhood, so I feel lucky that I ended up with a career that never lacks for

Cybercrime: It’s Worse Than We Thought

The cyber world is relatively new, and unlike other types of assets, cyber assets are potentially accessible to criminals in far-off locations. This distance

How Robots Could Teach Us to Trust AI

The influence of artificial intelligence (AI) is everywhere in our lives. It helps us pick movies to stream, recommends old friends to reconnect with, and

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Taking Measure is the official blog of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

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