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Improved Measurements Could Mean Safer, More Reliable Electroshock Weapons
Release Date: 11/12/2008

Electroshock weapons - such as stun guns and other similar devices that temporarily incapacitate a person by delivering a high-voltage, … more

Emergency Links: NIST Identifies ‘Sweet Spot’ for Radios in Tunnels
Release Date: 05/13/2008

As part of a project to improve wireless communications for emergency responders, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and … more

New Accreditation Program for Body Armor Testing Laboratories
Release Date: 12/12/2007

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in cooperation with the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), has established a new … more

New SRM Allows Accurate Accounting of Forensic DNA
Release Date: 10/25/2007

Thanks to the polymerase chain reaction (PCR), a method for making multiple copies of DNA fragments, even tiny bits of biological evidence (in the … more

Showcase - Focus on Microfluidics
Release Date: 10/12/2007

A TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND FEDERAL MARKETPLACE EVENT NIST Presents Its Microfluidics Technologies For Commercial Adoption On Tuesday, October 9, … more

New System ‘Sees’ Crimes on Audiotape
Release Date: 10/26/2004

The Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed a real-time magnetic imaging system that enables … more

NIST Study Shows Computerized Fingerprint Matching Is Highly Accurate
Release Date: 07/06/2004

Computerized systems that automatically match fingerprints have become so sophisticated that the best of them are accurate more than 99 percent of … more

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