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Readying Your Community to Deal with Disaster
Release Date: 07/29/2014

This week, experts are meeting at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Hoboken to discuss how communities can prepare themselves to minimize … more

NIST Announces Competition for Community Resilience Center of Excellence
Release Date: 07/09/2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced a competition to create a Community Resilience Center of Excellence … more

NIST Test House Exceeds Goal; Ends Year with Energy to Spare
Release Date: 07/01/2014

The net-zero energy test house at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in suburban Washington, D.C., not only … more

New York Area Disaster Resilience Workshop Set for July 30, 2014
Release Date: 07/01/2014

The second in a series of regional workshops devoted to developing a community-centric "disaster resilience framework" to minimize the impacts of … more

NIST to Establish New Centers of Excellence for Work in Forensics, Disaster Resilience
Release Date: 06/13/2014

Officials at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have announced plans to establish two new research Centers of Excellence to … more

All-Natural Mixture Yields Promising Fire Retardant
Release Date: 06/03/2014

What sounds like fixings for a wizard’s potion—a dash of clay, a dab of fiber from crab shells, and a dollop of DNA—actually are the ingredients … more

Countdown to Net Zero: NIST Test House Pursues Energy Surplus in Final Month
Release Date: 06/02/2014

Heading into the final stretch of a year-long trial run, the experimental net-zero energy house at the National Institute of Standards and … more

NIST Improves Performance, Capabilities of Its Computer Fire Modeling Tools
Release Date: 05/20/2014

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) scientists and engineers recently enhanced the capabilities of NIST's computer fire modeling … more

Spartanburg, S.C., Fire Experiments Will Test New Firefighting Tactics
Release Date: 05/13/2014

NIST engineer works with a member of the South Carolina Fire Training Academy staff to conduct a pressure test on one of the instrumented … more

New Online Course Based on NIST Research Highlights Insights on Modern Firefighting
Release Date: 04/22/2014

A new, free, online course offered by the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) highlights the tactical application of nearly two … more

NIST Issues Final Joplin Tornado Report, Begins Effort to Improve Standards and Codes
Release Date: 03/28/2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released the final report on its technical investigation into the impacts of the May … more

New Roadmap Outlines Research Path to Reduce Storm Impacts
Release Date: 03/26/2014

A new measurement science research and development (R&D) roadmap,* prepared for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) over … more

Over 6 Months, NIST Zero-Energy House Gives Back to the Grid
Release Date: 03/11/2014

Over the first six months in their special, new, four-bedroom home in suburban Maryland, the Nisters, a prototypical family of four, earned about … more

NIST's April 7 Workshop Launches Effort to Improve Disaster Resilience of Communities
Release Date: 03/11/2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, Md., will host the first of six workshops devoted to developing a … more

NIST Study Suggests Ways to Improve Common Furniture Fire Test
Release Date: 02/10/2014

The bench-scale test widely used to evaluate whether a burning cigarette will ignite upholstered furniture may underestimate the tendency of … more

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