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NIST Reports Stricter Adherence to Standards and Codes, Recognition of Storm Surge as Keys to Minimizing Structural Damage from Hurricanes
Release Date: 06/09/2006

Performance of Physical Structures in Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita: A Reconnaissance Report (NIST Technical Note 1476) (7 mb .pdf file, … more

NIST Software Makes Fire Gear Choice Easier
Release Date: 06/08/2006

Firefighters know that protective "turnout gear" (pants and coats) can save their lives. Yet because there are several different attributes of … more

NIST Bullet Tests Make Frangibles More Tangible
Release Date: 06/08/2006

Strain waves traveling at 5,000 meters per second in the NIST Kolsky bar apparatus compress a test slice from a frangible bullet to measure the … more

Wearable Sensors to Improve Soldier Post-Action Reports
Release Date: 05/12/2006

Future combat gear may feature wearable sensors, including cameras and audio pick-ups, to enhance the soldier's "situational awareness" and … more

Urban Search and Rescue Robots Nationwide Deploy for Evaluation Exercise at Disaster City
Release Date: 03/31/2006

Ground, aerial and aquatic emergency response robots from across the country will face realistic urban search and rescue challenges April 4-6 at … more

Fire Panel Changes Offer Real-Time Fire Status Data
Release Date: 02/02/2006

Fire panels, or “annunciators,” are electronic devices that display data on building conditions in one easily accessible location. When used by … more

NIST Assists with Testing Crash Avoidance System
Release Date: 12/01/2005

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are assisting the Department of Transportation (DOT) by developing tests … more

NIST Urges Implementation of Recommendations from World Trade Center Investigation Final Towers Report Released Today at Congressional Hearing
Release Date: 10/26/2005

WASHINGTON, D.C.— William Jeffrey, director of the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), today called … more

NIST Coordinates Study of Hurricane Structure Damage
Release Date: 10/20/2005

On Oct. 13, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced that it has deployed the first of three teams of technical experts … more

Commerce’s NIST Coordinates Study of Structural Damage from Gulf Hurricanes
Release Date: 10/13/2005

GAITHERSBURG, Md.—The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced today that it has deployed the first … more

Industrial Physics Forum: Innovation Infrastructure
Release Date: 08/26/2005

Industry executives, research managers, academics and science policy decision makers are invited to attend The Industrial Physics Forum on Nov. … more

Guidelines Issued for Certifying, Accrediting PIV Card Issuers
Release Date: 08/10/2005

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed guidelines for federal agencies to use in planning and designing … more

First Large-Scale Evaluation of Iris Recognition Under Way
Release Date: 08/10/2005

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced that it is running the Iris Challenge Evaluation (ICE), the first … more

Comprehensive Database of Computer Vulnerabilities Now Available
Release Date: 08/10/2005

Cyber attackers are constantly scanning the Internet looking for vulnerabilities in computer systems that will enable them to take control and use … more

Bioagent Detector Guide Aids First Responder Purchasing
Release Date: 07/26/2005

Ever since envelopes containing anthrax bacteria were mailed to Congressional and media offices in 2001 causing several deaths, many first … more

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