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Department of Homeland Security Announces Final Standards for Private Sector Emergency Preparedness
Release Date: 10/25/2010

Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Department of Homeland Security, announced on September 30 the opening of a public comment period on a private … more

NIST, NTIA Seek Collaborators for Emergency Communications Demo Network
Release Date: 10/13/2010

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) are seeking … more

NIST Identifies Five "Foundational" Smart Grid Standards
Release Date: 10/13/2010

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has advised the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that it has identified five … 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

Beware the Dim Laser Pointer: NIST Researchers Measure High Infrared Power Levels from Some Green Lasers
Release Date: 08/03/2010

Green laser pointers have become a popular consumer item, delivering light that’s brighter to the eye than red lasers, but stories have circulated … more

Body of Evidence: New Fast, Reliable Method to Detect Gravesoil
Release Date: 07/21/2010

Nothing against bloodhounds, but finding bodies buried by someone who wanted them to stay undiscovered can be difficult. However a new technique … 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

Demonstration Network Planned for Public Safety 700 MHz Broadband
Release Date: 12/15/2009

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) have announced … 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

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

New Beryllium Reference Material for Occupational Safety Monitoring
Release Date: 09/22/2009

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in collaboration with private industry and other government agencies, … more

New NIST Trace Explosives Standard Slated for Homeland Security Duty
Release Date: 09/08/2009

SRM 2905, Trace Particulate Explosive Simulants, consists of four different test substances designed to simulate trace residues of C-4 plastic … more

Prototype NIST Method Detects and Measures Elusive Hazards
Release Date: 09/08/2009

A chemist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has demonstrated a relatively simple, inexpensive method for detecting and … more

Penetrating Insights: NIST Airframe Tests Help Ensure Better Shielding for Flight Instruments
Release Date: 08/25/2009

Airline travelers are used to being instructed to turn off computers and cell phones during takeoffs and landings as a precaution against … more

NIST Researchers 'All Aglow' Over New Test of Toxin Strength
Release Date: 06/16/2009

A new National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) assay using a "glow or no glow" technique may soon help the U.S. Department of … more

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