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NIST Tightens the Bounds on the Quantum Information 'Speed Limit'
Release Date: 04/14/2015

If you’re designing a new computer, you want it to solve problems as fast as possible. Just how fast is possible is an open question when it comes … more

Precocious GEM: Shape-Shifting Sensor Can Report Conditions from Deep in the Body
Release Date: 03/27/2015

Scientists working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have devised and … more

Identifying Plutonium Isotope Ratios
Release Date: 03/23/2015

Two of the TES-based devices sitting on one key of a computer keyboard. The brown rectangle at the top is the mount upon which the … more

New Neutron Detector Design
Release Date: 03/09/2015

A team of researchers has successfully demonstrated a new design concept for a neutron detector that does not rely – as nearly all current models … more

Computing for Better Radiation Therapy
Release Date: 02/19/2015

A photograph of the free-air chamber used for the physical measurements (left) and the corresponding model used in the computational simulations … more

A New MAP for LED Lighting
Release Date: 02/19/2015

Ben Tsai (left) and Maria Nadal demonstrate one kind of solid-state light that can be more

Accelerometer Calibration Service
Release Date: 02/19/2015

In a few weeks, NIST will begin offering a new, state-of-the-art calibration service for accelerometers. Based on a technique called laser … more

Autonomous Atom Assembly of Nanostructures using a Scanning Tunneling Microscope
Release Date: 02/13/2015

Automated assembly of individual cobalt atoms on an atomically flat copper surface into simple geometric shapes, a square, a triangle, and a … more

Hidden Uncertainties Uncovered in Nuclear Forensic Measurement
Release Date: 02/02/2015

A visualization of the detectors used for anticoincidence more

Prototype for First Traceable PET-MR Phantom
Release Date: 01/23/2015

A fused PET-CT image of the new phantom with its traceably calibrated amount of fluor more

Hybrid Memory Device for Superconducting Computing
Release Date: 01/23/2015

A team of NIST scientists has devised and demonstrated a novel nanoscale memory technology for superconducting computing that could hasten the … more

Weighing Gas with Sound and Microwaves
Release Date: 01/23/2015

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a novel method to rapidly and accurately calibrate gas flow … more

Open-Source Software for Quantum Information
Release Date: 01/23/2015

The software allows real-time experiment control for quantum information systems realized in trapped ions. NIST has partnered with the private … more

New Portable Vacuum Standard
Release Date: 01/23/2015

The PVS is housed within the white “igloo” enclosure at left. At right is an auxiliary vacuum system used for pressure calibrations. A novel … more

Supercomputer Simulations Yield Method for Predicting Behavior of New Concrete Formulas
Release Date: 01/21/2015

Just because concrete is the most widely used building material in human history doesn’t mean it can’t be improved. A recent study conducted by … more

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