NIST Chips Help BICEP2 Telescope Find Direct Evidence of Origin of the Universe (1 of 2) (image) National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Share Print E-Mail Caption NIST chip identical to the 16 chips integrated into the BICEP2 telescope camera at the South Pole. Each custom superconducting circuit chip amplifies the electrical signals generated by 32 microwave detectors and assembles them into a sequential time stream. Credit Schmidt/NIST Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.