National Institute of Standards and Technology

A new atomic clock debuted in Boulder that will set the standard for the rest of the U.S. (credit: CBS)

New Atomic Clock Debuts In Boulder, Sets Standard For U.S. Time

Scientists in Boulder debuted a new atomic clock that will set the standard for the rest of the country.

04/03/2014

David J. Wineland, a physicist at the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Boulder, Colorado, speaks at a press conference held at NIST on October 9, 2012 in Boulder, Colorado. Wineland has won the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics for "ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems."  Wineland has worked at NIST for 37 years and is internationally recognized for his research on trapped ions. (Photo by Dana Romanoff/Getty Images)

Shutdown Puts Nobel Prize Winners’ Work On Hold

Last October, David Wineland was basking in the limelight after winning the Nobel Prize in physics for his groundbreaking work in quantum physics.

10/15/2013

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Feds Developing ‘Richter’ Scale For Wildfires

Federal researchers have been working on a system to measure and predict the destructiveness of wildfires – similar to the way officials use the magnitude scale for earthquakes and other tools to rate and evaluate tornadoes and hurricanes.

09/24/2013

Nobel Laureate David Wineland was honored by the Boulder City Council. (credit: CBS)

Nobel Laureate From Boulder Honored In Hometown

The Nobel Laureate from Boulder has been honored in his hometown.

01/23/2013

David J. Wineland, a physicist at the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Boulder, Colorado, speaks at a press conference held at NIST on October 9, 2012 in Boulder, Colorado. Wineland has won the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics for "ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems."  Wineland has worked at NIST for 37 years and is internationally recognized for his research on trapped ions. (Photo by Dana Romanoff/Getty Images)

Boulder Scientist Wins Nobel Prize For Quantum Physics

A French-American duo shared the 2012 Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for inventing methods to observe the bizarre properties of the quantum world, research that has led to the construction of extremely precise clocks and helped scientists take the first steps toward building superfast computers.

10/09/2012

Dwight David Eisenhower (credit: AFP/GettyImages)

Dwight Eisenhower Recording Unearthed In Boulder

On Sept. 14, 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower became the first sitting president to visit Boulder when he toured the sparkling new lab facilities that had just been constructed for the bureau now known as the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

09/15/2012

Authorities ID Hiker Who Died On Quandary Peak

A hiker who died near the summit of Quandary Peak in central Colorado was 48-year-old Mostafa Salehi of Boulder.

07/19/2011

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