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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

First Labs Approved for Testing Communications Interoperability
Release Date: 05/20/2009

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Office for Interoperability and Compatibility (OIC) recently announced that it has recognized the … more

NIST Helping Improve Speed Measurements for Cars, Bullets
Release Date: 05/20/2009

While today's law enforcement officers don't wear utility belts full of crimefighting gadgets like Batman, they do rely on a variety of … more

New Program Evaluates Labs for Emergency Communications Tests
Release Date: 03/24/2009

To help ensure that first responders, public safety officers and military personnel can always talk with each other no matter what communications … more

Rescue Robot Exercise Brings Together Robots, Developers, First Responders
Release Date: 11/25/2008

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) held a rescue robot exercise in Texas last week in which about three dozen robots were … more

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

Fire Videos Dramatize Christmas Tree Safety Measures
Release Date: 10/28/2008

Christmas tree flambé--These are the remains of two dry Christmas trees NIST researchers burned in an experiment. The room shown on the left had a … more

Tests Check Out Rescue Robots' Life-Saving Vision
Release Date: 06/10/2008

To save lives, search and rescue robots crawling through the rubble of a collapsed building or surveying a chemical spill area must be capable of … 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

NIST, Army Researchers Pave the Way for Anthrax Spore Standards
Release Date: 04/15/2008

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the U.S. Army Dugway (Utah) Proving Ground have developed reliable … more

Showcase - NIST Presents Its Nano Technologies
Release Date: 04/10/2008

On Tuesday, April 8, 2008, NIST presented some of its novel technologies developed at the NIST Labs in the nanoelectronics, nanofabrication, and … more

NIST to Study Hazards of Portable Gasoline-Powered Generators
Release Date: 03/05/2008

NIST is working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to quantify the dangers of improperly used gasoline-powered portable generators … 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

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