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Layered Security: Nanotubes Promise Improved Flame-Resistant Coating
Release Date: 01/14/2014

Using an approach akin to assembling a club sandwich at the nanoscale, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers have … more

31,558,149,764 Milliseconds in Review: NIST in 2013
Release Date: 12/17/2013

Milestones on the way to quantum computing. A landmark study of how communities can better prepare for tornadoes. Publication of a draft … more

NIST Tornado Reports Urge New Standards for Saving Lives, Property
Release Date: 12/03/2013

Nationally accepted standards for building design and construction, public shelters and emergency communications can significantly reduce deaths … more

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

Updating Building Energy Codes: How Much Can Your State Save?
Release Date: 11/05/2013

How much in energy and cost savings would your state realize if it updated its commercial building energy codes? You can find out in a new on-line … more

NIST Fire Protection Engineer Wins Service to America Medal
Release Date: 10/18/2013

Fire protection engineer Daniel Madrzykowski of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) was honored on Oct. 3, 2013, with a … 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

Air Conditioner "Evolves" in Novel NIST Study
Release Date: 09/03/2013

Played out on a computer over hundreds of generations, a survival-of-the-fittest programming method adapted by National Institute of Standards and … more

Limestone Powder Enhances Performance of 'Green' Concrete
Release Date: 09/03/2013

Adding limestone powder to "green" concrete mixtures—those containing substantial amounts of fly ash, a byproduct of coal-burning power plants—can … more

Two Experts Named to Earthquake Advisory Board
Release Date: 09/03/2013

Two earthquake authorities from academia and the private sector have been appointed by Patrick Gallagher, Under Secretary of Commerce for … more

Study Provides Details on Portable Generator Emissions and Carbon Monoxide Exposure
Release Date: 07/10/2013

Despite warnings to the contrary, many people continue to operate portable generators indoors or close to open windows, doors, or vents, resulting … more

NIST Announces Three Funding Opportunities in Engineering Research
Release Date: 06/26/2013

Funding opportunities for research in the areas of disaster-resilient buildings and communities, sustainable construction and manufacturing, and … more

New NIST Test for Firefighter Breathing Equipment Goes into Effect Sept. 1
Release Date: 06/25/2013

As of Sept. 1, 2013, standard firefighter breathing equipment cannot be certified to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards unless … more

Workshop Identifies Research Priorities to Mitigate Fires in the Wildland-Urban Interface
Release Date: 05/28/2013

Over 46 million residential structures in the United States are in areas at risk of wildfires. A new publication* from the National Institute of … more

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