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NIST Physicist David J. Wineland Awarded 2007 National Medal of Science
Release Date: 08/25/2008

BOULDER, Colo.—Physicist David J. Wineland of the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been awarded the … more

Light Touch: Controlling the Behavior of Quantum Dots
Release Date: 08/19/2008

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI), a collaborative center of the … more

Skipping Atomic-scale Stones to Study Some Chemistry Basics
Release Date: 08/06/2008

Thought experiment: a carbon dioxide molecule--think of a cheerleader's baton--comes slanting in at high speed over a dense liquid, strikes the … more

New Technique Reveals Hidden Properties of Ultracold Atomic Gases
Release Date: 08/06/2008

Physicists at JILA, a joint institute of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado at Boulder, have … more

New JILA Technique Reveals Hidden Properties of Ultracold Atomic Gases
Release Date: 08/06/2008

BOULDER, Colo.— Physicists at JILA, a joint institute of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado … more

NIST Assists in Solar Stake-Out to Improve Space Weather Forecasts
Release Date: 07/09/2008

The sun is about to undergo unremitting scrutiny. About six times each minute of every hour for at least five years, a soon-to-be launched NASA … more

Record-setting Laser May Aid Searches for Earthlike Planets
Release Date: 05/13/2008

Scientists at the University of Konstanz (Germany) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated an ultrafast … more

Two New Honors for NIST Physicists
Release Date: 04/29/2008

David Wineland, physicist and fellow of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), is a 2008 recipient of a Bonfils-Stanton … more

High-Flying Electrons May Provide New Test of Quantum Theory
Release Date: 04/29/2008

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Max Planck Institute for Physics in Germany believe they can achieve … more

Showcase - NIST Presents Its Nano Technologies
Release Date: 04/10/2008

On Tuesday, April 8, 2008, NIST presented some of its novel technologies developed at the NIST Labs in the nanoelectronics, nanofabrication, and … more

Bon MOT: Innovative Atom Trap Catches Highly Magnetic Atoms
Release Date: 04/01/2008

A research team from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland has succeeded in cooling atoms of a … more

Loopy Photons Clarify ’Spookiness‘ of Quantum Physics
Release Date: 03/18/2008

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Joint Quantum Institute (NIST/University of Maryland) have … more

NIST 'Quantum Logic Clock' Rivals Mercury Ion as World's Most Accurate Clock
Release Date: 03/18/2008

An atomic clock that uses an aluminum atom to apply the logic of computers to the peculiarities of the quantum world now rivals the world’s most … more

Stunt Doubles: Ultracold Atoms Could Replicate the Electron ‘Jitterbug’
Release Date: 03/18/2008

Ultracold atoms moving through a carefully designed arrangement of laser beams will jiggle slightly as they go, two NIST scientists have … more

A Sub-femtosecond Stop Watch for ‘Photon Finish’ Races
Release Date: 03/14/2008

Using a system that can compare the travel times of two photons with sub-femtosecond precision, scientists at the Joint Quantum Institute (a … more

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