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Depth Charge: Using Atomic Force Microscopy to Study Subsurface Structures
Release Date: 06/23/2010

Over the past couple of decades, atomic force microscopy (AFM) has emerged as a powerful tool for imaging surfaces at astonishing … more

Blast Resistance Standards For Trash Receptacles
Release Date: 06/23/2010

With summer travel season hard upon us, specialists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have helped create two new … more

NIST WTC Recommendations Are Basis for New Set of Revised Codes
Release Date: 06/09/2010

Faster and more efficient emergency evacuations from buildings—especially tall structures—and better communications between first responders … more

Landmark Study Shows How Size of Fire Crew Influences Saving Lives and Property
Release Date: 05/11/2010

A landmark study coordinated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is the first to put numbers to the effect of changing … more

Landmark Residential Fire Study Shows How Crew Sizes and Arrival Times Influence Saving Lives and Property
Release Date: 04/28/2010

WASHINGTON D.C.-- A landmark study issued today by the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) shows … more

Major Residential Fire Study to be Issued April 28
Release Date: 04/27/2010

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will issue the results of a multi-institutional landmark national study on the effects … more

Smoke Alarms + Sprinklers + Closed Doors = Lives Saved in Dorm Fires
Release Date: 03/30/2010

Experimenting on a university dormitory that was scheduled to be torn down, fire researchers from the National Institute of Standards and … more

NIST Engineer Serving on Chilean Quake Research Team
Release Date: 03/16/2010

Jeffrey Dragovich, a research structural engineer at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has been deployed to Chile as a … more

NIST Releases Final Report on Cowboys Facility Collapse
Release Date: 01/26/2010

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released its final report on the May 2, 2009, collapse during a severe thunderstorm … more

For Safer Emergencies, Give Your Power Generator Some Space
Release Date: 10/06/2009

To subdue the steaming heat of hurricanes or to thaw out during a blizzard, gasoline-powered, portable generators are a lifeline during weather … more

Draft NIST Report on Cowboys Facility Collapse Released for Comment
Release Date: 10/06/2009

GAITHERSBURG, Md.—A fabric-covered, steel frame practice facility owned by the National Football League’s Dallas Cowboys collapsed under wind … more

NIST Releases Draft Report on Cowboys Facility Collapse
Release Date: 10/06/2009

A fabric-covered, steel frame practice facility owned by the National Football League’s Dallas Cowboys collapsed under wind loads significantly … more

Convoy Returns World Trade Center Steel to New York City
Release Date: 10/06/2009

A fter seven years on the Gaithersburg, Md., campus of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), more than 200 pieces of … more

Showcase - Bio-imaging Technologies (9/2009)
Release Date: 10/06/2009

A TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND FEDERAL MARKETPLACE EVENT TEDCO, NIST and NIH Present Bio-imaging Technologies For Commercial Adoption On Tuesday, … more

Two Named to Earthquake Advisory Board
Release Date: 09/22/2009

Two distinguished earthquake experts have been named to serve on the Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR) of the National … more

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