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Displaying news from July 01, 2000 To September 30, 2000

NIST Demonstrates New Reading Device For the Blind
Release Date: September 25, 2000

The National Institute of Standards and Technology today unveiled a new Braille reader that may soon bring the benefits of electronic books to the blind. An agency of the U.S. Commerce … more

NIST to Hold E-Book Conference
Release Date: September 18, 2000

Interest in electronic books is soaring in the wake of best-selling novelist Stephen King's decision to publish his own e-book via the Internet earlier this year. Representatives of all segments … more

Eighteen Local Residents Receive High Honors from Commerce Department
Release Date: September 14, 2000

Commerce Secretary Norman Mineta has presented 18 local employees of the National Institute of Standards and Technology with Gold and Silver Medal Awards—the two highest honor awards presented by … more

Silver Medal Awarded to Developers of Bran
Release Date: September 13, 2000

Seven current and former members of the U.S. Department of Commerce's Boulder Laboratories shared in a Silver Medal award from the Department for their roles in developing BRAN, a high-speed … more

New National Standards Strategy Can Advance U.S. Technology Interests, NIST Director Tells Congress
Release Date: September 13, 2000

Pointing to prospective benefits for U.S. industry and consumers, the director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology told a congressional subcommittee today that a new "national … more

NIST Fire Research Seeks a Safer Night's Sleep for All
Release Date: July 17, 2000

Engineers at the Building and Fire Research Laboratory (BFRL) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, an agency of the Commerce Department's Technology Administration, have developed … more