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Today, Pause for a Second
Release Date: 06/30/2015

For the great majority of human history, the earth's rotation—the apparent motion of the sun and stars across the sky—kept time far more precisely … more

40th Time and Frequency Seminar
Release Date: 06/23/2015

About 40 participants from industry, US government agencies and academia participated in the 40th Annual Time and Frequency Metrology Seminar at … more

The League of SI Superheroes is Running out of Time!
Release Date: 05/29/2015

The League of SI Superheroes is back! Working from their not-terribly-secret HQ at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the … more

Getting Better All the Time: JILA Strontium Atomic Clock Sets New Records
Release Date: 04/21/2015

In another advance at the far frontiers of timekeeping by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers, the latest … more

New Time-Stamp Service for NASDAQ
Release Date: 12/10/2014

The NIST disciplined oscillator (far right) is a NIST-supplied clock that can be installed at any location worldwide and that is synchronized to … more

Magnetometer Deemed Attractive
Release Date: 11/24/2014

The NIST chip-scale magnetometer. The sensor is about as tall as a grain of rice. The widest block near the top of the device is an enclosed, … more

'Comb on a Chip' Powers New NIST/Caltech Atomic Clock Design
Release Date: 07/22/2014

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have demonstrated a … more

Take F2: NIST's Latest, Most Accurate Time Standard Debuts
Release Date: 04/08/2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has officially launched a new atomic clock, called NIST-F2, to serve as a new U.S. … more

NIST Launches a New U.S. Time Standard: NIST-F2 Atomic Clock
Release Date: 04/03/2014

NIST-F2 Atomic Clock News Briefing: Opening Statement by Tom O’Brian, Chief, Time and Frequency Division Opening Statement by Steve Jefferts, NIST … 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

NIST’s New Compact Atomic Clock Design Uses Cold Atoms to Boost Precision
Release Date: 11/05/2013

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a compact atomic clock design that relies on cold … more

NIST Ytterbium Atomic Clocks Set Record for Stability
Release Date: 08/22/2013

A pair of experimental atomic clocks based on ytterbium atoms at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has set a new record … 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

NIST Shows How to Make a Compact Frequency Comb in Minutes
Release Date: 07/11/2013

Laser frequency combs—high-precision tools for measuring different colors of light in an ever-growing range of applications such as advanced … more

Time to Celebrate: NIST Radio Station WWVB Logs 50 Years of Innovation
Release Date: 06/25/2013

Fifty years ago on July 5, 1963, a modest radio station in Fort Collins, Colo., officially went on the airwaves—a landmark event for U.S. industry … more

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