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Enjoy New Year's Eve a Second Longer!
Release Date: 12/22/2005

You can toot your New Year's horn an extra second this year, say physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Along … more

Einstein Was Right (Again): Experiments Confirm that E= mc2
Release Date: 12/21/2005

An instrument called GAMS4, originally designed and built at NIST and now located at Institut Laue Langevin in France, was used in experiments … more

NIST Physicists Coax Six Atoms into Quantum 'Cat' State
Release Date: 11/30/2005

NIST researchers have succeeded in coaxing six ions into an unusual quantum “cat” state in which their nuclei are collectively spinning clockwise … more

NIST Physicist Honored for Technological Innovation
Release Date: 10/20/2005

NIST Fellow Jun Ye was honored Oct. 8 at the "Amazing Light: Visions for Discovery" symposium held to celebrate the 90th birthday of 1964 Nobel … more

NIST/JILA Fellow Jan Hall Shares 2005 Nobel Prize in Physics
Release Date: 10/04/2005

Congratulatory letter from Congressman Boehlert (requires Acrobat Reader ) Nobel laureate John L. (Jan) Hall © 2005 Geoffrey Wheeler For a … more

Meeting on New Technologies and Radiation Measurements
Release Date: 09/23/2005

The impact of new technologies on radiation measurements and standards will be the focus of the 14th annual conference of the Council on Ionizing … more

Novel Material May Demonstrate Long-Sought 'Liquid' Magnetic State
Release Date: 09/08/2005

A crystal diagram shows the triangle-shaped atomic structure of nickel gallium sulfide, which may have an unusual magnetic "liquid" state at low … more

Industrial Physics Forum: Innovation Infrastructure
Release Date: 08/26/2005

Industry executives, research managers, academics and science policy decision makers are invited to attend The Industrial Physics Forum on Nov. … more

New Guide Is Timely for Radio Controlled Clocks, Watches
Release Date: 08/10/2005

Got the correct time? Radio controlled clocks and watches that automatically synchronize to official U.S. time provided by the National Institute … more

Compact JILA System Stabilizes Laser Frequency
Release Date: 07/26/2005

A compact, inexpensive method for stabilizing lasers that uses a new design to reduce sensitivity to vibration and gravity 100 times better than … more

Predicting the Lifetime of Extreme UV Optics
Release Date: 07/13/2005

Extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUVL) may be the next-generation patterning technique used to produce smaller and faster microchips with feature … more

NIST Finds Rough Spot in Surface Measurement
Release Date: 07/13/2005

For makers of computers, disk drives and other sophisticated technologies, a guiding principle is the smoother the surfaces of chips and other … more

New NIST Method Improves Accuracy of Spectrometers
Release Date: 06/16/2005

Measurements of the intensity of light at different wavelengths can be made more accurately now, thanks to a new, simple method for correcting … more

NIST Photon Detectors Have Record Efficiency
Release Date: 06/02/2005

Sensors that detect and count single photons, the smallest quantities of light, with 88 percent efficiency have been demonstrated by physicists at … more

Quantum Computing Results May Help in Code Breaking
Release Date: 05/18/2005

This colorized image shows the fluorescence from three trapped beryllium ions illuminated with an ultraviolet laser beam. Black and blue areas … more

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