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Displaying news from April 01, 2003 To June 30, 2003

NIST Puts New Testing Device to Work on Recovered WTC Steel Shows How Steel Responds to High Stress, High Temperature
Release Date: June 25, 2003

A new instrument at the National Institute of Standards and Technology that operates like an air-powered battering ram has been pressed into service to study steel salvaged from the World Trade … more

NIST Selects New Chief of National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program
Release Date: June 10, 2003

Warren Merkel, a laboratory-testing and accreditation authority with public and private-sector experience, has been chosen to lead the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) at … more

Baldrige Index Beaten by S&P 500 After Nine Winning Years
Release Date: May 15, 2003

For the first time since the study began in 1995, the “Baldrige Index” has under- performed the Standard & Poor’s 500. The Baldrige Index is a fictitious stock fund made up of publicly traded … more

NIST Names Two Additional Experts to National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee
Release Date: April 28, 2003

Two additional building and fire experts have been appointed by Arden Bement Jr., director of the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), to serve on the … more

First Meeting of National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee to Be Held April 29
Release Date: April 15, 2003

The first meeting of the National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Advisory Committee will be held at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Md., April 29, … more

Taming the Qubit
Release Date: April 10, 2003

The trouble with qubits is they don't always behave. Scientists are, however, learning to control these weird "quantum bits," particles that someday may store and process data in ultrafast … more

Arden Bement Statement on WTC Investigation
Release Date: April 9, 2003

The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today outlined its plans to conduct a series of interviews that will provide key data on occupant behavior, egress … more

Bailey Appointed Director of Commerce's NIST Boulder Labs
Release Date: April 7, 2003

Zelda Chapman Bailey, a career government employee who has held increasingly responsible positions with the U.S. Geological Survey and the National Park Service, has been appointed director of the … more