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A view of rubble in the central business district of Christchurch, New Zealand, following a devastating earthquake.

New Report Charts Path Toward Superior Earthquake Recovery

A burning workcart. There are sensors set up all around it, and the clock on the floor reads 13:59.

The New NIST Fire Calorimetry Database Is Available to Answer Your Burning Questions

A hospital room containing a nurse and patient exhaling aerosols carrying viruses. Air ducts and filters are depicted above and a portable air filter is shown in the room.

NIST Airflow Model Could Help Reduce Indoor Exposure to Aerosols Carrying Coronavirus

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2021 Disaster Resilience Symposium

Tue, Jul 20 2021, 11:00am - Wed, Jul 21 2021, 3:30pm EDT
The Engineering Laboratory at NIST, Gaithersburg, will be hosting its third annual symposium as a virtual only event on