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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

Fiery Video Shows Moisture is Main Ingredient for a Safe Christmas Tree
Release Date: 12/08/2010

Once ignited, a dry Fraser fir, one of the most popular Christmas tree choices, bursts into flames in less than 7 seconds, and it will be consumed … more

NIST Seeks Comments on Study of Charleston Furniture Store Fire
Release Date: 11/09/2010

Major factors contributing to a rapid spread of fire at the Sofa Super Store in Charleston, S.C., on June 18, 2007, included large open spaces … more

Opening Statement—News Media Briefing Technical Study of the Sofa Super Store Fire
Release Date: 10/28/2010

Nelson Bryner, Study Team Leader and Deputy Division Chief, Fire Research Division National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST News … more

NIST Study on Charleston Furniture Store Fire Calls for National Safety Improvements
Release Date: 10/28/2010

Volume I: NIST Technical Study of the Sofa Super Store Fire - South Carolina, June 18, 2007 Volume II: NIST Technical Study of the Sofa Super … more

New NIST 'Standard Cigarette' Available for Fire-Resistance Testing
Release Date: 09/28/2010

Cigarettes are the most frequent cause of fatalities from residential fires in the United States. So, it might seem surprising to learn that a … more

NIST Residential Fire Study Education Kit Now Available
Release Date: 09/28/2010

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the International Association of Fire Fighters have prepared an … more

NIST Data: Enabling the Technical-Basis for Evacuation Planning of High-Rise Buildings
Release Date: 09/14/2010

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are stepping up the pace for designing safer building evacuations by … more


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