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New Strontium Atomic Clock at JILA is ‘Best in Class’
Release Date: 02/19/2008

A next-generation atomic clock that tops previous records for accuracy in clocks based on neutral atoms has been demonstrated by physicists at … more

Optical 'Frequency Comb' Can Detect the Breath of Disease
Release Date: 02/19/2008

Exhale on a cold winter day and you will see the water vapor coming out of your mouth. Light up your breath with a Nobel-Prize-related tool, and … more

‘NMR on a Chip’ Features NIST Magnetic Mini-Sensor
Release Date: 02/19/2008

A super-sensitive mini-sensor developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) can detect nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) … more

NIST Radio Station WWVH Gets Antenna Makeover
Release Date: 01/23/2008

Radio station WWVH in Hawaii, operated since 1948 by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to broadcast time, frequency and … more

JILA Solves Problem of Quantum Dot ‘Blinking’
Release Date: 01/23/2008

Quantum dots—tiny, intense, tunable sources of colorful light—are illuminating new opportunities in biomedical research, cryptography and other … more

Radioactive 'Understudy' May Aid Medical Imaging, Drug Development
Release Date: 01/08/2008

Broadway stars have understudies. Now, an increasingly popular radioactive isotope has its own stand-in. Developed in part by researchers at the … more

NIST Helps Beam Time to TV Viewers in the Middle East
Release Date: 12/12/2007

Millions of satellite television and radio users in North Africa and the Middle East can now see and hear the precise time of day, thanks to … more

NIST Announces First Observation of 'Persistent Flow' in a Gas
Release Date: 11/27/2007

Using laser light to stir an ultracold gas of atoms, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Joint … more

'High Q' NIST Nanowires May be Practical Oscillators
Release Date: 11/27/2007

Nanowires grown at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have a mechanical “quality factor” at least 10 times higher than … more

Mini Magnetic Sensor May Have Biomedical, Security Applications
Release Date: 11/08/2007

In NIST’s new mini-magnetometer, light from a laser (small gray cylinder at left) passes through a small container (green cube) containing atoms … more

Bug-Zapper: A Dose of Radiation May Help Knock Out Malaria
Release Date: 11/08/2007

How are physicists helping an effort to eradicate malaria, the mosquito-borne disease that kills more than one million people every year? … more

New NIST Mini-Sensor May Have Biomedical and Security Applications
Release Date: 11/01/2007

Boulder, Colo. – A tiny sensor that can detect magnetic field changes as small as 70 femtoteslas—equivalent to the brain waves of a person … more

Reminder: Turn Your Clocks Back on Sunday, November 4
Release Date: 10/26/2007

©Shutterstock Daylight Saving Time (DST) will end on Sunday, November 4, 2007, as determined by new rules implemented this year. On November 4 at … more

NIST Physicist Honored for Measuring Forces between Ultra-cool Atoms
Release Date: 10/25/2007

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has named NIST physicist Paul D. Lett as one of its new fellows. AAAS cites Lett … more

NIST Staff Honored in 2007 Presidential Rank Awards
Release Date: 10/25/2007

Four members of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) staff have been honored in the 2007 Presidential Rank Awards. The awards … more

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