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NIST/UMass Study Finds Evidence Nanoparticles May Increase Plant DNA Damage
Release Date: 04/17/2012

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass) have provided the … more

Iris Recognition Report Evaluates 'Needle in Haystack' Search Capability
Release Date: 04/17/2012

Identifying people by acquiring pictures of their eyes is becoming easier, according to a new report* from the National Institute of Standards and … more

NIST Proposes Update to Digital Signature Standard
Release Date: 04/17/2012

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced proposed changes to a standard that specifies how to implement digital … more

NIST to Expand Work on Emergency Communications to Support FirstNet
Release Date: 03/06/2012

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will significantly expand its work in support of an advanced wireless communications … more

Experts Recommend Measures to Reduce Human Error in Fingerprint Analysis
Release Date: 02/21/2012

A new report by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has … more

NIST OLES Enhancing Collaboration Between NIST and Law Enforcement
Release Date: 02/09/2012

NIST OLES Enhancing Collaboration Between NIST and Law Enforcement NIST OLES has partnered with the more

NIST Report on Texas Fire Urges Firefighters to Consider Wind Effects
Release Date: 02/07/2012

Wind conditions at a fire scene can make a critical difference on the behavior of the blaze and the safety of firefighters, even indoors, … more

New Report Outlines Key Features of Next-Generation Public Safety Communications
Release Date: 01/31/2012

WASHINGTON—Creation of a next-generation public safety communications network requires leadership from a single non-profit organization devoted to … more

Stretching Exercises: Using Digital Images to Understand Bridge Failures
Release Date: 01/10/2012

With a random-looking spatter of paint specks, a pair of cameras and a whole lot of computer processing, engineer Mark Iadicola of the National … more

NIST and Partners Seek Input on Safer Ambulance Designs
Release Date: 11/22/2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking input from paramedics, emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and other … more

NIST Posts Comments on Public Safety Communications Network
Release Date: 11/22/2011

Commercial standards, created in an open forum and publically available, should be a key feature of a broadband communications network for the … more

NIST Names 10 to National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee
Release Date: 10/25/2011

Ten prominent building and fire experts have been appointed by Patrick Gallagher, director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

NIST Seeks Help in Understanding Public Response to Joplin Tornado
Release Date: 10/13/2011

As part of its technical study on the impacts of the devastating May 22, 2011, tornado that struck Joplin, Mo., the National Institute of … more

Public/Private Leaders Collaborate on Ways to Fight Botnets
Release Date: 10/04/2011

Washington, D.C.—The U.S. departments of Commerce and Homeland Security (DHS) today discussed with other federal agencies and private-sector … more

Double Jeopardy: Building Codes May Underestimate Risks Due to Multiple Hazards
Release Date: 09/13/2011

As large parts of the nation recover from nature's one-two punch—an earthquake followed by Hurricane Irene—building researchers from the National … more

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