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NIST Finds That Ethanol-Loving Bacteria Accelerate Cracking of Pipeline Steels
Release Date: 08/02/2011

U.S. production of ethanol for fuel has been rising quickly, topping 13 billion gallons in 2010. With the usual rail, truck and barge transport … more

North Texas Wildfires Spark Historic Federal-State Collaborative Study
Release Date: 08/02/2011

Two wildland-urban interface (WUI) fires* earlier this year outside of Amarillo, Texas, destroyed 70 homes, burned more than 25,000 acres of land, … more

It’s Your Standard Pilot Project: NIST to Offer Documentary Standards to First Responders
Release Date: 08/02/2011

Seeking to measure the U.S. first responder community’s need for documentary standards at the federal, state and local levels, the National … more

NIST Seeks Improved Recovery of Samples from Biohazard Events
Release Date: 04/26/2011

It may not be as catchy a combination as "Miss Scarlet in the parlor with a revolver," but "polyester-rayon wipes in the field followed by … more

NIST Offering Free Access to Standards for First Responders
Release Date: 04/26/2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Office of Law Enforcement Standards (OLES), in collaboration with the NIST National … more

Free Online Tool Aids Decisions on Fire Sprinkler Systems for Homes
Release Date: 04/12/2011

For the many states, communities, new-home builders and prospective buyers now mulling over the pluses and minuses of installing residential fire … more

NIST, ASTM Land a One-Two Punch to Fight Explosives Terrorism
Release Date: 03/30/2011

Trace-explosives detectors (TEDs) are an increasingly common sight at airports and on loading docks, and emergency response personnel carry them … more

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

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

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

New Guidance for First Responders Collecting Suspected Biothreat Agents
Release Date: 11/24/2010

Suspicious packages and powders have triggered more than 30,000 responses by U.S. law enforcement agencies across the country since 2001. These … more

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

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