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Three Experts Named to Earthquake Advisory Board
Release Date: 10/02/2012

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

Register For Forensics@NIST
Release Date: 09/19/2012

  Online registration is now open for Forensics@NIST 2012, a three-day symposium on cutting-edge forensic science research being performed at … more

Home Sweet Lab: Computerized House to Generate as Much Energy as It Uses
Release Date: 09/12/2012

In a ribbon-cutting ceremony on September 12, 2012, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) unveiled a new laboratory designed … more

New NIST Strategic Roadmap Aims to Reduce the Nation's Preventable Fire Burden by a Third
Release Date: 09/05/2012

The United States already has one of the highest direct fire loss rates among developed nations, and progress in reducing this tremendous burden … more

NIST Measurement Advance Could Speed Innovation in Solar Devices
Release Date: 07/25/2012

A new versatile measurement system devised by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) accurately and quickly … more

NIST Study of Hazard to Firefighters Leads to Safety Alert
Release Date: 07/25/2012

Results of "live burn" studies and laboratory tests conducted by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) fire researchers helped to … more

Live Fire Tests with FDNY Will Guide Improvements in Fire Department Tactics
Release Date: 07/11/2012

In the name of science, but with aim of saving lives, preventing injuries and reducing property losses, members of the New York City Fire … more

Novel Clay-based Coating May Point the Way to New Generation of Green Flame Retardants
Release Date: 06/27/2012

In searching for better flame retardants for home furnishings—a large source of fuel in house fires—National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

Nationwide Adoption of NIST-Developed Test Predicted to Cut Death Toll Due to Cigarette-Caused Fires
Release Date: 05/29/2012

In 2003, New York became the first state requiring cigarettes sold within its borders to pass a fire safety standard based on a test developed by … more

NIST Fire Research Earns Honors
Release Date: 05/02/2012

Fire researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently were honored by the International Association of Arson … more

NIST Announces Funding Opportunity to Increase Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings
Release Date: 02/16/2012

The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP) and the Department of Energy have … more

President's FY 2013 Budget Request for NIST Targets Advanced Manufacturing, Critical Science and Technology Programs
Release Date: 02/13/2012

Washington, D.C. – The President’s fiscal year (FY) 2013 budget for the Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

NIST Provides Octagonal Window of Opportunity for Carbon Capture
Release Date: 02/07/2012

Filtering carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, from factory smokestacks is a necessary, but expensive part of many manufacturing processes. However, … more

NIST Report on Texas Fire Urges Firefighters to Consider Wind Effects
Release Date: 02/07/2012

Wind conditions at a fire scene can make a critical difference on the behavior of the blaze and the safety of firefighters, even indoors, … more

Study Finds Failure Points in Firefighter Protective Equipment
Release Date: 12/06/2011

In fire experiments conducted in uniformly furnished, but vacant Chicago-area townhouses, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) … more

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