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Displaying news from January 01, 2005 To March 31, 2005

NIST and University of Colorado Establish Partnership
Release Date: March 31, 2005

BOULDER, COLO.--The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and University of Colorado (CU) today created a partnership to enhance scientific, technical and … more

New Facility Recognized in Lab Design Competition
Release Date: March 24, 2005

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and HDR Inc. will accept an award on March 29 for "high honors" in R&D Magazine’s 2005 Lab of the Year competition for the Advanced … more

Noisy Pictures Tell a Story of 'Entangled' Atoms, JILA Physicists Find
Release Date: March 22, 2005

Similar patterns of "noise" are evident in these two images. The images are taken directly after molecules have been split into entangled atom pairs. Each of the pictures shows the … more

Quantum Computers May Be Easier to Build Than Predicted, NIST Work Suggests
Release Date: March 2, 2005

Boulder, Colo.— A full-scale quantum computer could produce reliable results even if its components performed no better than today’s best first-generation prototypes, according to a paper in the … more

NIST Issues Final Guidelines on Computer Security Controls for Federal Systems
Release Date: February 28, 2005

The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today released its final version of recommended security controls for federal information systems. The new guideline … more

Replace Kilogram Artifact Now With Definition Based on Nature, Experts Say
Release Date: February 14, 2005

London, Feb. 14, 2005—It’s time to replace the 115-year-old kilogram artifact as the world's official standard for mass, even though experiments generally thought necessary to achieve this goal … more

Streamlined Technology Administration Focuses on National Priorities for Security, Industrial Competitiveness
Release Date: February 7, 2005

FY06 Budget Briefing by Under Secretary for Technology Phillip Bond and NIST Acting Director Hratch Semerjian (pdf) Budget Table More TA/NIST Budget Information View current status of FY 2006 … more

Experiments Prove Existence of Atomic Chain ‘Anchors’
Release Date: February 3, 2005

The two images above show the energy levels (vertical scale) and spatial positions (white lines) of electrons within a three-atom chain. The top image shows the calculated or theoretical … more

Laser Applications Heat Up for Carbon Nanotubes
Release Date: January 26, 2005

Carbon nanotubes (left) are applied to a NIST-developed pyroelectric detector (right) that may improve thermal conductivity and resistance to laser damage. Click here to download a … more

Tiny, Atom-based Detector Senses Weak Magnetic Fields
Release Date: January 5, 2005

Photo of the NIST chip-scale magnetometer. The sensor is about as tall as a grain of rice. The widest block near the top of the device is an enclosed, transparent cell that holds a vapor of … more