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In Tests of Promising Flame Retardants, Opposites Pair Off—And the Challenger Wins
Release Date: 12/19/2014

In a face-off between two promising flame retardants, the challenger—a nanomaterial that maintains a positive façade while sheltering a negative … more

NIST Tests: Firefighters Portable Radios May Fail at Elevated Temperatures
Release Date: 12/09/2014

New test results* from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) confirm that portable radios used by firefighters can fail to … more

NIST Report and Video Detail Dynamics of Deadly Chicago House Fire
Release Date: 12/02/2014

A new National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) computer-modeling study of a 2012 Chicago house fire reveals the conditions that … more

Underperforming? Energy Efficiency of HVAC Equipment Suffers Due to Poor Installation
Release Date: 11/07/2014

The push for more efficient air conditioners and heat pumps aims to trim the 30 percent share of residential electrical energy use devoted to … more

Harary Appointed Director of NIST Engineering Lab
Release Date: 11/05/2014

Howard Harary has been appointed director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Engineering Laboratory, which develops … more

NIST Taps Nine Experts to Help Craft Disaster Resilience Framework for Communities
Release Date: 10/21/2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has engaged nine experts in fields ranging from transportation and water infrastructure … more

NIST’s 3rd Disaster Resilience Workshop Set for Oct. 27-28, in Norman, Okla.
Release Date: 10/07/2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)will hold the third in a series of regional workshops devoted to developing a … more

BIRDS Is for Sustainability: New NIST Tool for Evaluating Building Performance, Trade-offs
Release Date: 10/07/2014

Designing a building that simply meets local code requirements is not necessarily the optimal way to do it when you consider all the long-term … more

For the Sake of Energy Efficiency, New "Intelligent Agents Lab" Doubles As a Building
Release Date: 08/25/2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is converting one of its laboratories into the equivalent of a small office building—not … more

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

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