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Body of Evidence: New Fast, Reliable Method to Detect Gravesoil
Release Date: 07/21/2010

Nothing against bloodhounds, but finding bodies buried by someone who wanted them to stay undiscovered can be difficult. However a new technique … more

Smoke Alarms + Sprinklers + Closed Doors = Lives Saved in Dorm Fires
Release Date: 03/30/2010

Experimenting on a university dormitory that was scheduled to be torn down, fire researchers from the National Institute of Standards and … more

Demonstration Network Planned for Public Safety 700 MHz Broadband
Release Date: 12/15/2009

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) have announced … more

For Safer Emergencies, Give Your Power Generator Some Space
Release Date: 10/06/2009

To subdue the steaming heat of hurricanes or to thaw out during a blizzard, gasoline-powered, portable generators are a lifeline during weather … more

Showcase - Bio-imaging Technologies (9/2009)
Release Date: 10/06/2009

A TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND FEDERAL MARKETPLACE EVENT TEDCO, NIST and NIH Present Bio-imaging Technologies For Commercial Adoption On Tuesday, … more

New Beryllium Reference Material for Occupational Safety Monitoring
Release Date: 09/22/2009

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in collaboration with private industry and other government agencies, … more

New NIST Trace Explosives Standard Slated for Homeland Security Duty
Release Date: 09/08/2009

SRM 2905, Trace Particulate Explosive Simulants, consists of four different test substances designed to simulate trace residues of C-4 plastic … more

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

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