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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

Terracotta and Cement Roofs Vulnerable in Wildfires, NIST Study Finds
Release Date: 05/14/2013

Although made of fire-resistant materials, terracotta and cement roof tiles are vulnerable to penetration by windblown embers generated in … more

New Report Identifies Strategies to Achieve Net-Zero Energy Homes
Release Date: 05/14/2013

Chances are you know how many miles your car logs for each gallon or tankful of gas, but you probably have only a foggy idea of how much energy … more

NIST Fire Protection Engineer Named Service to America Finalist
Release Date: 05/07/2013

NIST's Daniel Madrzykowski is a finalist for the 2013 Service to America medals. Credit: NIST View hi-resolution image Daniel Madrzykowski, a … more

Landmark NIST Study Evaluates Effectiveness of Crew Sizes in High-Rise Fires
Release Date: 04/17/2013

When responding to fires in high-rise buildings, firefighting crews of five or six members—instead of three or four—are significantly faster in … more

Prototype Generators Emit Much Less Carbon Monoxide, NIST Finds
Release Date: 04/17/2013

Portable electric generators retrofitted with off-the-shelf hardware by the University of Alabama (UA) emitted significantly lower levels of … more

Landmark High-Rise Fire Study Evaluates Effectiveness of Crew Sizes, Elevator Use
Release Date: 04/10/2013

PHOENIX – When responding to fires in high-rise buildings, firefighting crews of five or six members—instead of three or four—are significantly … more

Experts Propose Research Priorities for Making Concrete ‘Greener’
Release Date: 04/03/2013

The challenge of making concrete greener—reducing its sizable carbon footprint without compromising performance—is just like the world's most … more

New Reports Define Strategic Vision, Propose R&D Priorities for Future Cyber-Physical Systems
Release Date: 02/06/2013

If designed and built efficiently, flexibly and securely, next-generation cyber-physical systems (CPS) now sprouting from interconnections that … more

Report from the Field: Using Internally Cured Concrete in Indiana Bridges
Release Date: 02/06/2013

A recent news story from Purdue University describes how Indiana state transportation officials are making concrete use of concrete research to … more

NIST Issues Call for Measurement Science and Engineering Research Grant Proposals
Release Date: 02/06/2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a call for grant proposals for a broad range of potential research projects … more

States Realize Big Benefits by Keeping Current with Energy Standards for Buildings
Release Date: 02/06/2013

States that have not adopted the latest energy-efficiency standard for commercial buildings are foregoing an average reduction of almost 10 … more

'Live Burns' in Spartanburg, S.C., Will Benefit Research and Firefighter Training
Release Date: 01/24/2013

Firefighters in Spartanburg, S.C., battle a 'test burn' of an abandoned house in an experiment to demonstrate new techniques for combatting … more

Forensics@NIST 2012 Webcast Now Available
Release Date: 01/07/2013

On November 28 -30, 2012, NIST hosted the Forensics@NIST symposium at its Gaithersburg, Maryland campus. The symposium featured three days of … more

NIST, Forest Service Propose System to Help Communities Resist Wildfires
Release Date: 12/12/2012

Federal researchers have developed the first-ever rating system that allows communities to assess their risk from wildfires—on a … more

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