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Displaying news from July 01, 2002 To September 30, 2002

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING between the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)
Release Date: September 26, 2002

I. INTRODUCTION The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) agree to enter into this Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the 24th … more

Commerce Agencies Collaborate to Help Improve Competitiveness of Minority Businesses
Release Date: September 26, 2002

Two Commerce Department agencies, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), today announced at the National Minority Enterprise … more

Twenty-One Receive High Honors from Commerce Department for Work at NIST
Release Date: September 25, 2002

Commerce Secretary Don Evans has honored 21 local employees of the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) with Gold and Silver Medal Awards—the two highest … more

Can Nanotubes Be Engineered to Superconduct? Study Suggests Promising New Avenues for Nanotube Research
Release Date: September 20, 2002

Superconducting nanotubes may lie on the technology horizon, suggests a theoretical study recently published by researchers from the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and … more

NIST Issues Guidelines to Protect First Responders Exposed To Chemical, Biological, Radiological or Nuclear Agents
Release Date: September 19, 2002

A new report issued today by the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is the first comprehensive set of basic procedures for decontaminating protective … more

Recovered World Trade Center Steel
Release Date: September 17, 2002

The study of steel recovered from the site of the fallen World Trade Center towers and the WTC-7 building in New York City will be a critical component of the pending National Institute of … more

Researchers Say 'Frustrated Magnets' Hint at Broader Organizing Principle in Nature
Release Date: August 22, 2002

Chill! Atoms in zincochromite, a "geometrically frustrated magnet," resolve their frustration through group spin control. Neighboring tetraheda (solids with four triangular faces) … more

Commerce's NIST Details Federal Investigation of World Trade Center Collapse
Release Date: August 21, 2002

More information on the investigation is available at http://wtc.nist.gov The Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today announced details of its $16 … more

NIST Team Reports Method to Characterize New Insulating Materials for Microelectronics
Release Date: August 20, 2002

Researchers from the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) reported today they have developed methods for characterizing key structural features of porous … more

NIST to Officially Launch World Trade Center Investigation
Release Date: August 19, 2002

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2002 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) Engineering Mechanics Bldg. (Bldg. 202) National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Md. The … more

Revisions to WTC Investigation Plan
Release Date: August 19, 2002

NIST requested and received public comments on the scope of its plan for the World Trade Center (WTC) Building and Fire Safety Investigation. Comments were received via mail, fax, e-mail, and the … more

Public/Private Advance Focuses the Search for New Materials to Print Next-Generation Microchips
Release Date: July 19, 2002

New methods reported today by researchers from the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center and the University of Texas at … more