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NIST Demonstrates How Losing Information Can Benefit Quantum Computing
Release Date: 11/25/2013

Suggesting that quantum computers might benefit from losing some data, physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) … more

NIST Physicists 'Entangle' Microscopic Drum's Beat with Electrical Signals
Release Date: 10/22/2013

Extending evidence of quantum behavior farther into the large-scale world of everyday life, physicists at the National Institute of Standards and … more

Beyond Quantum Simulation: JILA Physicists Create 'Crystal' of Spin-swapping Ultracold Gas Molecules
Release Date: 09/18/2013

Physicists at JILA have created a crystal-like arrangement of ultracold gas molecules that can swap quantum "spin" properties with nearby and … more

JILA Researchers Discover Atomic Clock Can Simulate Quantum Magnetism
Release Date: 08/08/2013

Researchers at JILA have for the first time used an atomic clock as a quantum simulator, mimicking the behavior of a different, more complex … more

New Photon Detector for Advanced Communications Knows When to Not Know
Release Date: 06/26/2013

In some standardized tests, the graders add in a penalty factor for wrong answers to discourage students from randomly guessing. It turns out that … more

High-Efficiency Photon Source Brings Day of Reckoning Closer for a Famous Quantum Test
Release Date: 06/25/2013

Physicists working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) are edging ever closer to … more

First Observation of Spin Hall Effect in a Quantum Gas Is Step Toward 'Atomtronics'
Release Date: 06/05/2013

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have reported* the first observation of the "spin Hall effect" in a … more

Closing the Last Loophole for Photons
Release Date: 06/03/2013

Top: The TES package contains the sensor (about one-fourth the width of a human hair) at the center of the circular section. Bottom: A wafer with … more

Don’t Call It Vaporware: Scientists Use Cloud of Atoms as Optical Memory Device
Release Date: 04/03/2013

Talk about storing data in the cloud. Scientists at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) … more

NIST Mechanical Micro-Drum Used as Quantum Memory
Release Date: 03/13/2013

One of the oldest forms of computer memory is back again—but in a 21st century microscopic device designed by physicists at the National Institute … more

NIST Quantum Refrigerator Offers Extreme Cooling and Convenience
Release Date: 03/05/2013

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a solid-state refrigerator that uses quantum physics in … more

NIST's 'Nanotubes on a Chip' May Simplify Optical Power Measurements
Release Date: 01/24/2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has demonstrated a novel chip-scale instrument made of carbon nanotubes that may … more

'Standard Quantum Limit' Smashed, Could Mean Better Fiber-Optic Comms
Release Date: 01/08/2013

Communicating with light may soon get a lot easier, hints recent research* from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the … more

Princeton/NIST Collaboration Puts Wheels on the Quantum Bus
Release Date: 10/19/2012

In yet another step toward the realization of a practical quantum computer, scientists working at Princeton and the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) … more

NIST Researcher David Wineland Wins 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics
Release Date: 10/16/2012

David J. Wineland, a physicist at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has won the 2012 Nobel … more

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