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Keeping Light in Tune

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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2016 Middle School Science Bowl

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 hosts My Brother's Keeper event

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.

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