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NIST Investigation of Joplin, Mo., Tornado Details Proposed Measures for Saving Lives and Property
Release Date: 11/21/2013

Report and Recommendations Released for Public Comment JOPLIN, Mo.—Nationally accepted standards for building design and construction, public … more

NIST to Announce Results of Study of 2011 Joplin, Mo., Tornado Disaster
Release Date: 11/19/2013

Destruction caused by the Joplin, Missouri, tornado that struck on May 22, 2011 causing 161 fatalities and more than 1,000 injuries. The tornado … more

NIST Scientists Contribute to Nobel Peace Prize Winning Efforts on Chemical Weapons Detection
Release Date: 11/05/2013

Innovative chemical weapons detection technologies developed by scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have … more

New Spectrometry Standard for Handheld Chemical Detectors Aids First Responders
Release Date: 10/24/2013

When it comes to detectors for dangerous chemicals, toxins or nefarious germs, smaller and faster is better. But size and speed must still allow … more

NIST Unveils Prototype Video Imaging System for Remote Detection of Hidden Threats
Release Date: 09/30/2013

By adapting superconducting technology used in advanced telescope cameras, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

NIST Invites Comments on Structure of Forensic Science Guidance Groups
Release Date: 09/27/2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking input on the structure of guidance groups that would promote scientific … more

Expanded CSI Guide Now Available
Release Date: 09/18/2013

Cover image of Crime Scene Investigation, A Guide for Law Enforcement . Investigat more

NIST Nose a Hit When They Smell It: A New Generation of Odor-Releasing Materials for Training Dogs
Release Date: 09/17/2013

Traditionally, the training of bomb-sniffing dogs has been a hazardous job, but newly developed odor-releasing materials could take the risk out … more

Dirty Job Made Easier: Microfluidic Technique Recovers DNA for IDs
Release Date: 09/17/2013

A team of researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA, Alexandria, Va.) … more

Knowing Exposure Risks Important to Saving Structures from Wildfires
Release Date: 09/03/2013

A recent study of one of California's most devastating wildland fires by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the U.S. … more

Collaboration with Industry Leads to Improved Forensics Work and Industry Growth
Release Date: 08/20/2013

Image output from a 3D laser scanning meas more

New Explanation for Key Step in Anthrax Infection Proposed by NIST and USAMRIID
Release Date: 08/20/2013

A new hypothesis concerning a crucial step in the anthrax infection process has been advanced by scientists at the National Institute of Standards … more

NIST Forensic Science Experts Give Updates in Hot Topic Areas
Release Date: 08/06/2013

A fingerprint image, or the impression left by the ridges and curves on a fingertip. Credit: NIST While television may portray forensic science as … more

NIST Releases Updates to Digital Signature Standard
Release Date: 07/23/2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a revision to the digital standard used to ensure the integrity of … more

NIST Offers Guidance on Building 21st-Century Forensic Labs
Release Date: 07/10/2013

Designing and constructing forensic science laboratories to meet today’s more challenging demands is the goal of a new handbook from the National … more

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