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Displaying news from April 01, 2004 To June 30, 2004

NIST Research Reveals Tiny Iron Supplement Has ‘Chilling’ Effect That Bodes Well for Magnetic Refrigeration
Release Date: June 23, 2004

A pinch of iron dramatically boosts the cooling performance of a material considered key to the development of magnetic refrigerators, report researchers at the Commerce Department’s National … more

NIST Launches Advanced Measurement Laboratory
Release Date: June 21, 2004

Research Environment Among World’s Best for Nanotech, Leading-Edge Science NIST’s new Advanced Measurement Laboratory is the most technically advanced research facility of its kind in … more

Interim Findings from NIST World Trade Center Building and Fire Safety Investigation Identify Issues with Current Standards, Codes and Practices
Release Date: June 18, 2004

Fact Sheet of Key Interim Findings Presentation by S. Sunder (.pdf) Progress Report The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today issued its second … more

NIST Demonstrates ‘Teleportation’ of Atomic States for Quantum Computing
Release Date: June 16, 2004

© Geoffrey Wheeler NIST physicist David Wineland adjusts an ultraviolet laser beam used to manipulate ions in a high-vacuum "ion trap" used to 'teleport' the quantum state of one atom to … more

Keeping Drugs Stable Without Refrigeration
Release Date: June 16, 2004

A spoonful of sugar may help the medicine go down, but it may take only a thin coating of freeze-dried sugar to keep insulin, vaccines and other heat-sensitive, protein-based drugs working reliably … more

A Quantum Mechanical ‘Tune Up’ for Better Measurement
Release Date: June 4, 2004

By exploiting the weird quantum behavior of atoms, physicists at the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a new technique that someday could … more

Evans Releases Report on Reducing Standards-Related Barriers to U.S. Exports Through Enhanced Department of Commerce Standards Activities
Release Date: May 18, 2004

Report makes recommendations for strengthening U.S. international competitiveness through coordination with Commerce, industry and other federal agencies WASHINGTON, D.C. – Commerce Secretary … more

NIST System Sets Speed Record For Generation of Quantum Keys for ‘Unbreakable’ Encryption
Release Date: May 3, 2004

The fastest known cryptographic system based on transmission of single photons—the smallest pulses of light—has been demonstrated by a team at the Commerce Department’s National Institute of … more

Background on Quantum Key Distribution
Release Date: April 29, 2004

Background on Quantum Key Distribution Quantum encryption systems use lasers to generate individual pulses of light called photons. Each photon is sent in one of two modes, either … more

Better Chemistry Through Nanorings
Release Date: April 12, 2004

Field within and around a 60 nm radius gold nanoring. Enhanced fields inside the nanoring would make the nanoring a useful container for precision nanoexperiments. Gold rings … more

Four New Members Named to NIST’s Technology Advisory Committee
Release Date: April 5, 2004

The Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Acting Director Hratch Semerjian has named four distinguished industry and business experts to serve on the … more