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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

Layered Security: Nanotubes Promise Improved Flame-Resistant Coating
Release Date: 01/14/2014

Using an approach akin to assembling a club sandwich at the nanoscale, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers have … more

31,558,149,764 Milliseconds in Review: NIST in 2013
Release Date: 12/17/2013

Milestones on the way to quantum computing. A landmark study of how communities can better prepare for tornadoes. Publication of a draft … more

NIST Tornado Reports Urge New Standards for Saving Lives, Property
Release Date: 12/03/2013

Nationally accepted standards for building design and construction, public shelters and emergency communications can significantly reduce deaths … more

NIST Investigation of Joplin, Mo., Tornado Details Proposed Measures for Saving Lives and Property
Release Date: 11/21/2013

Report and Recommendations Released for Public Comment JOPLIN, Mo.—Nationally accepted standards for building design and construction, public … more

NIST to Announce Results of Study of 2011 Joplin, Mo., Tornado Disaster
Release Date: 11/19/2013

Destruction caused by the Joplin, Missouri, tornado that struck on May 22, 2011 causing 161 fatalities and more than 1,000 injuries. The tornado … more

Updating Building Energy Codes: How Much Can Your State Save?
Release Date: 11/05/2013

How much in energy and cost savings would your state realize if it updated its commercial building energy codes? You can find out in a new on-line … more

NIST Fire Protection Engineer Wins Service to America Medal
Release Date: 10/18/2013

Fire protection engineer Daniel Madrzykowski of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) was honored on Oct. 3, 2013, with a … more

Knowing Exposure Risks Important to Saving Structures from Wildfires
Release Date: 09/03/2013

A recent study of one of California's most devastating wildland fires by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the U.S. … more

Air Conditioner "Evolves" in Novel NIST Study
Release Date: 09/03/2013

Played out on a computer over hundreds of generations, a survival-of-the-fittest programming method adapted by National Institute of Standards and … more

Limestone Powder Enhances Performance of 'Green' Concrete
Release Date: 09/03/2013

Adding limestone powder to "green" concrete mixtures—those containing substantial amounts of fly ash, a byproduct of coal-burning power plants—can … more

Two Experts Named to Earthquake Advisory Board
Release Date: 09/03/2013

Two earthquake authorities from academia and the private sector have been appointed by Patrick Gallagher, Under Secretary of Commerce for … more

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