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Displaying news from July 01, 2004 To September 30, 2004

April 2005 Public Briefing on NIST's World Trade Center Investigation
Release Date: September 27, 2004

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will hold a public meeting starting at 1 p.m. (EST) on April 5, 2005, at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan (1605 Broadway, Times … more

NIST Tests Provide Fire Resistance Data on World Trade Center Floor Systems
Release Date: September 9, 2004

Fire Resistance Testing of WTC Floor System, Aug. 25, 2004, Presentation by S. Shyam Sunder (Note: Presentation is presented in .pdf. To read this file, you can download Adobe Acrobat Reader … more

Scientists Tame 'Hip Hop' Atoms: Precision Placement May Help in Building Nanoscale Devices
Release Date: September 9, 2004

  Joseph Stroscio; Robert Celotta / NIST A 40-nanometer-wide NIST logo made with cobalt atoms on a copper surface. The ripples in the background are made by electrons, which create a … more

NIST Unveils Chip-Scale Atomic Clock
Release Date: August 27, 2004

The heart of a minuscule atomic clock—believed to be 100 times smaller than any other atomic clock—has been demonstrated by scientists at the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards … more

Scientists Report First Observation of an “Atomic Air Force”
Release Date: August 18, 2004

The first sighting of atoms flying in formation has been reported by physicists at the Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado … more

UL Fire Tests
Release Date: July 26, 2004

The Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) plans to sponsor a fire test of a World Trade Center (WTC) tower floor system as part of its building and fire safety … more

Status of Data Collection Efforts
Release Date: July 21, 2004

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is basing its review, analysis, modeling, and testing work for the World Trade Center (WTC) Investigation on a solid foundation of … more

Federal Investigators Classify WTC Victims’ Locations Within Collapsed Buildings
Release Date: July 20, 2004

As part of its building and fire safety investigation of the World Trade Center (WTC) disaster, the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today released an … more

NIST Testing Method Quickly Tells Whether Thin Films Are Strong Enough for the Job
Release Date: July 12, 2004

The challenge of determining whether thin films—some no thicker than a single molecule—are strong enough for a growing number of important technology jobs just got easier and quicker thanks to an … more

NIST Study Shows Computerized Fingerprint Matching Is Highly Accurate
Release Date: July 6, 2004

Computerized systems that automatically match fingerprints have become so sophisticated that the best of them are accurate more than 99 percent of the time, according to the most comprehensive … more