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NIST Demonstrates ‘Teleportation’ of Atomic States for Quantum Computing
Release Date: 06/16/2004

© Geoffrey Wheeler NIST physicist David Wineland adjusts an ultraviolet laser beam used to manipulate ions in a high-vacuum "ion trap" used to … more

A Quantum Mechanical ‘Tune Up’ for Better Measurement
Release Date: 06/04/2004

By exploiting the weird quantum behavior of atoms, physicists at the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) … more

System Sets Speed Record for Quantum Encryption
Release Date: 05/07/2004

Physicist Joshua Bienfang sets up the NIST quantum key distribution system to receive a string of photons from colleagues stationed on the top … more

NIST System Sets Speed Record For Generation of Quantum Keys for ‘Unbreakable’ Encryption
Release Date: 05/03/2004

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

NIST/University of Colorado Scientists Create New Form of Matter: A Fermionic Condensate
Release Date: 01/28/2004

Left to right Deborah Jin, Markus Greiner, Cindy Regal ©Geoffrey Wheeler To obtain a high-resolution copy of this image contact Gail Porter . … more

NIST/University of Colorado Researchers Create Bose-Einstein "Super Molecule"
Release Date: 11/20/2003

A super-cold collection of molecules behaving in perfect unison has been created for the first time from a sea of “fermion” atoms by researchers … more

Tiny "Test Tubes" May Aid Pharmaceutical R&D
Release Date: 09/26/2003

Top: Fluorescent images show two liposomes, one filled with dye and another filled with calcium ions. Bottom: After fusing, the contents of the … more

Ultracold Molecules Pave Way for Quantum “Super Molecule” Achievement Could Improve Understanding of Superconductivity
Release Date: 07/02/2003

Physicist Deborah Jin in her laboratory at JILA, a joint institute of the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the University of … more

Taming the Qubit
Release Date: 04/10/2003

The trouble with qubits is they don't always behave. Scientists are, however, learning to control these weird "quantum bits," particles that … more

Satellite Measures Sun's True Power
Release Date: 01/27/2003

Scientists expect to gain important information about the sun's effect on the Earth's atmosphere and climate from sophisticated instruments—all … more

NIST Helps Ensure Well-Timed Sledding at Winter Olympics
Release Date: 01/02/2002

Sliding down the icy side of a mountain on steel runners, racers in the bobsled, luge and skeleton events reach some of the highest speeds of any … more

Cornell and Wieman Share 2001 Nobel Prize in Physics
Release Date: 10/09/2001

Cornell and Wieman Share 2001 Nobel Prize in Physics (news release) Quotes About the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physics Winners Press Conference … more

From Supernova to Smoke Ring: Recent Experiments Underscore Weirdness of the Bose-Einstein Condensate
Release Date: 03/12/2001

Bose-Einstein condensates can sometimes explode like a pocket-sized supernova, but when they're not doing that they can look like the inside of a … more

NIST Scientists Cross the Bridge between Atomic and Real Worlds
Release Date: 01/19/2000

In 1996, researchers at the Boulder, Colo., laboratories of the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology confirmed the … more

Wieman and Cornell Receive Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics
Release Date: 01/13/2000

Carl Wieman of the University of Colorado at Boulder and Eric Cornell of the National Institute of Standards and Technology have been awarded the … more

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