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NIST Gives Astronomers a Better Ruler in the Search for Extrasolar Planets
Release Date: 03/26/2014

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have rejuvenated a technique for finding planets near distant stars.* New … more

JILA Physicists Discover 'Quantum Droplet' in Semiconductor
Release Date: 02/26/2014

JILA physicists used an ultrafast laser and help from German theorists to discover a new semiconductor quasiparticle—a handful of smaller … more

Stirred, Then Shaken: NIST Atomtronic Study May Pave the Way for New Devices
Release Date: 02/19/2014

While pursuing the goal of turning a cloud of ultracold atoms into a completely new kind of circuit element, physicists at the National Institute … more

Hysteresis in a Quantized BEC Superfluid
Release Date: 02/14/2014

Project leader Gretchen Campbell with part of the experimental apparatus. The bright yellow glow at rear is produced by sodium atoms in … more

Clever NIST/JPL Technology Decodes More Information from Single Photons
Release Date: 02/11/2014

It's not quite Star Trek communications—yet. But long-distance communications in space may be easier now that researchers at the National … more

Researchers Develop Framework for Understanding Current-Switched Magnetic Devices
Release Date: 02/05/2014

An international collaboration led by researchers from the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) has made significant progress … more

A New Era for Atomic Clocks
Release Date: 02/04/2014

A revolution is under way in timekeeping. Precision timekeeping based on atomic clocks already underpins much of our modern … more

Studying the Why and How of Mass Variation
Release Date: 01/30/2014

The DPO (gray) mounted face-down before placement in the vacuum chamber. Both symmetrical paddles and the center spine oscillate in response to … more

Nearly Everyone Uses Piezoelectrics. Be Nice to Know How They Work.
Release Date: 01/29/2014

Piezoelectrics—materials that can change mechanical stress to electricity and back again—are everywhere in modern life. Computer hard drives. Loud … more

JILA/NIST Fellow Deborah Jin to Receive 2014 Comstock Prize in Physics
Release Date: 01/29/2014

Physicist Deborah Jin of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been named the recipient of the 2014 Comstock Prize in … more

It’s About Time – But Also Much More
Release Date: 01/23/2014

40° 0.435', -105° 16.116'—that’s where I work. I know this because my smart phone says so. The same phone that woke me up in the morning, reminded … more

JILA Strontium Atomic Clock Sets New Records in Both Precision and Stability
Release Date: 01/22/2014

Heralding a new age of terrific timekeeping, a research group led by a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) physicist has … more

Quantum Physics Could Make Secure, Single-Use Computer Memories Possible
Release Date: 01/14/2014

Computer security systems may one day get a boost from quantum physics, as a result of recent research from the National Institute of Standards … more

NIST Stars in Media’s Top Science and Technology Stories of 2013
Release Date: 01/14/2014

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) advances in atomic clocks and telescope cameras made it into five magazines' lists of the … more

Illegal Laser Strikes on Aircraft
Release Date: 01/14/2014

Simulated laser flashes at three levels -- distraction, glare, and flash blindness -- as they would be seen by the pilot of an aircraft. Images: … more

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