Much like being slightly off the frequency of a radio station destroys radio reception, the quality of light-emitting technologies has, until now, been severely limited by random fluctuations in the frequency of the emitted photons. Scientists demonstrated how this photon detuning can be suppressed using a series of short, controlled pulses applied to the emitter. The elegant solution is robust and applicable for many quantum systems, removing a major roadblock on the way to implementing large-scale quantum networks.
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Check out video highlights of the 2016 Ames Laboratory Regional Middle School Science Bowl, held Feb. 20. Twenty-four teams from across the state competed in the event, with Ames Middle School winning the championship over LeMars and a trip to the U.S. Department of Energy's National Science Bowl, April 28-May 2 in Washington DC.
Ames Laboratory supports President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative to create and expand “Ladders of Opportunity for Boys and Young Men of Color.” On Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, Ames Laboratory scientists and students hosted approximately 100 eighth-grade students from Iowa State University’s Science Bound program for ethnically diverse middle- and high-school students for a morning of interactive science activities.
|It took a bit longer than expected but the second annual Ames Lab Pancake Breakfast served up pancakes and sausage on Feb. 24. A "technical" problem with the Chris Cakes griddle delayed the breakfast for about an hour, but the cakes were worth the wait as evidenced by the photos inside.|
|Former Director Tom Barton had the cover story in Insider 25 years ago featuring his ice boat. In honor of Valentine's Day, the issue also carried an article, "Chemistry That Works" featuring couples who worked at the Lab. There was also a story on intreped peddlers who biked to work throughout the winter.|
|In partnership with University Human Resources, Ames Lab Human Resources is excited to communicate a new website being rolled out by ISU Wellbeing. The website is meant to be utilized by faculty and staff as a one-stop shop for programs, services, resources and tools related to well-being at Iowa State University.|
|University Human Resources is offering two workshops coming up in March and April. The first, Emotional Intelligence, is being offered on March 10. The second, Civility in the Workplace will be held on April 14.|
|It is amazing how quickly the academic year is disappearing. We are a little more than half way through the 12+ Supervisory Leadership series and moving towards the spring Leadership at Any Level series. Check inside for an update on what has been happening with the leadership series that University Human Resources (UHR) offers.|
|Ames Middle School repeated as champion here at Saturday’s Ames Laboratory Regional Middle School Science Bowl, but had a real challenge from LeMars. The championship gives Ames a return trip to the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl® April 28-May 2 in Washington D.C.|