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NIST to Conduct Technical Study on Impacts of Joplin, Mo., Tornado
Release Date: 07/25/2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today* said that it will conduct a full technical study on the impacts of the May 22, … more

Promising Fire Retardant Results When Clay Nanofiller Has Space
Release Date: 07/06/2011

If materials scientists accompanied their research with theme songs, a team from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the … more

NIST/Industry Developed Temperature Tracking Device for Packages May Have Climate Metrology Applications
Release Date: 06/07/2011

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers are working to reduce the uncertainty associated with climate-change … more

NIST researchers collected data following Joplin, Missouri, tornado
Release Date: 06/06/2011

A massive tornado, rated category EF5 (the most powerful on the Enhanced Fujita scale), hit Joplin, Mo., on May 22, 2011. According to the U.S. … more

New Software Tool Helps Evaluate Natural Cooling Options for Buildings
Release Date: 05/24/2011

A new, free software tool from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) could prove to be a breath of fresh air for architects … more

Free Online Tool Aids Decisions on Fire Sprinkler Systems for Homes
Release Date: 04/12/2011

For the many states, communities, new-home builders and prospective buyers now mulling over the pluses and minuses of installing residential fire … more

Ground Broken for New Green Technology and Fire Safety Facilities
Release Date: 03/30/2011

On March 25, 2011, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) held a groundbreaking ceremony at its Gaithersburg, Md., campus for … more

New Study Maps Out Steps to Strengthen U.S. Resilience to Earthquakes
Release Date: 03/30/2011

A new National Research Council (NRC) report presents a 20-year road map that outlines steps for increasing U.S. resilience to earthquakes, … more

High-Tech Concrete Technology Has a Famous Past
Release Date: 03/15/2011

In the business of concrete making, what’s old—even ancient—is new again. X-ray microtomograph (left) shows pores (blue) that remain within … more

New NIST Testing Device May Help to 'Seal the Deal' for Building Owners
Release Date: 03/15/2011

Just as a chain is as strong as its weakest link, a building is as secure against the environment as its most degraded joint sealants, about 50 … more

New Tool Debuts for Measuring Indoor Air Pollutants
Release Date: 03/15/2011

A promising new approach for checking the accuracy of measurements of hazardous indoor air pollutants may soon be ready for prime time, report … more

NIST Releases Final Report on Charleston Sofa Store Fire
Release Date: 03/15/2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released its final report on its study of the June 18, 2007, fire at the Sofa Super … more

The Buzz on BEES: New Web App Simplifies Use of NIST's Economically Green Building Products Tool
Release Date: 03/01/2011

A powerful scientific tool for selecting cost-effective and environmentally preferable building products is now available as a free, web-based … more

Announcing BEES Online
Release Date: 02/16/2011

BEES is now available online at ! BEES Online is a next-generation application of the popular … more

NIST Seeks Experts to Provide Guidance on Disaster and Failure Studies
Release Date: 02/02/2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking nominations of individuals for appointment to the National Construction … more


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