NIST logo
NIST Home > Public Safety/Security News 
 

Public Safety/Security News

(showing 166 - 180 of 218)
Fire Videos Dramatize Christmas Tree Safety Measures
Release Date: 10/28/2008

Christmas tree flambé--These are the remains of two dry Christmas trees NIST researchers burned in an experiment. The room shown on the left had a … more

Tests Check Out Rescue Robots' Life-Saving Vision
Release Date: 06/10/2008

To save lives, search and rescue robots crawling through the rubble of a collapsed building or surveying a chemical spill area must be capable of … more

Emergency Links: NIST Identifies ‘Sweet Spot’ for Radios in Tunnels
Release Date: 05/13/2008

As part of a project to improve wireless communications for emergency responders, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and … more

NIST, Army Researchers Pave the Way for Anthrax Spore Standards
Release Date: 04/15/2008

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the U.S. Army Dugway (Utah) Proving Ground have developed reliable … more

Showcase - NIST Presents Its Nano Technologies
Release Date: 04/10/2008

On Tuesday, April 8, 2008, NIST presented some of its novel technologies developed at the NIST Labs in the nanoelectronics, nanofabrication, and … more

NIST to Study Hazards of Portable Gasoline-Powered Generators
Release Date: 03/05/2008

NIST is working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to quantify the dangers of improperly used gasoline-powered portable generators … more

New Accreditation Program for Body Armor Testing Laboratories
Release Date: 12/12/2007

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in cooperation with the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), has established a new … more

New SRM Allows Accurate Accounting of Forensic DNA
Release Date: 10/25/2007

Thanks to the polymerase chain reaction (PCR), a method for making multiple copies of DNA fragments, even tiny bits of biological evidence (in the … more

Showcase - Focus on Microfluidics
Release Date: 10/12/2007

A TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND FEDERAL MARKETPLACE EVENT NIST Presents Its Microfluidics Technologies For Commercial Adoption On Tuesday, October 9, … more

Steven Bellovin to Receive NIST/NSA Security Award
Release Date: 11/09/2006

Steven M. Bellovin, a pioneer researcher on network security, will be presented with the 2007 National Information Systems Security Award by the … more

Vulnerability Database Hits 20,000 Software-Flaw Mark
Release Date: 10/26/2006

Established just a little over a year ago, the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) National Vulnerability Database (NVD) now … more

Turning a Nuclear Spotlight on Illegal Weapons Material
Release Date: 10/26/2006

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have demonstrated that they can … more

Emergency Tests Focus on Lab Radioactivity Analyses
Release Date: 09/28/2006

Working under severe time pressure, government laboratories can analyze radioactive samples fairly quickly—in a matter of hours—but with variable … more

Firefighter Radios May Fail During High-Temp Fires
Release Date: 09/28/2006

F irefighters sometimes find themselves fighting blazes in temperatures as high as 500 degrees F (260 degrees C). Firefighter gear and … more

Small, Low-noise Oscillator May Help in Surveillance
Release Date: 09/14/2006

A new design for a microwave oscillator that is smaller, simpler, and produces clearer signals at a single frequency than comparable devices has … more

Related Links in:Material Measurement Laboratory 
Contact
General Information:
301-975-NIST (6478)
inquiries@nist.gov

100 Bureau Drive, Stop 1070
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1070