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Global Cities Expo to Showcase ‘Internet of Things’ Apps, June 1
Release Date: 05/20/2015

The community of the future will solve problems using machines linked and coordinated by Internet-style networks. For a glimpse of this exciting … more

Get Ahold of This: NIST to Demonstrate Tests of Grasping by Robot Hands
Release Date: 05/19/2015

The act of grasping and shaking hands is a defining human ritual, with the grip intimating traits of each person involved. But what about our … more

Building a High-Tech Future Through Partnerships & Planning: Commerce's NIST Announces $7.8 Million in Advanced Manufacturing Technology Grants
Release Date: 05/08/2015

Guest blog post by Michael F Molnar Director, Advanced Manufacturing Office, NIST Mike F Molnar Credit: NIST The power and performance of the … more

Two NIST Experts Named Service to America Medal Finalists
Release Date: 05/06/2015

Two National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers have been named finalists for 2015 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America … more

NIST Seeks Community Input on Disaster Resilience Planning Guide
Release Date: 04/28/2015

Guest blog post by Willie May, Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and Acting NIST Director. When disaster strikes, … more

Why Firefighters Get Steam Burns: Exploratory Study Underway
Release Date: 04/27/2015

The humidity test chamber used in the experiments. Fabric swatches are bolted to a sample box which houses a humidity and temperature sensor, and … more

NIST Releases Draft Community Resilience Planning Guide for Public Review
Release Date: 04/27/2015

Remarks by Dr. Willie E. May, Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and Acting NIST Director, at the Launch of the NIST … more

New Report Recommends Policies for Improved Preservation of Biological Evidence
Release Date: 04/20/2015

All states should have laws ensuring that criminal justice systems properly handle, store and retain forensic biological evidence, according to a … more

NIST to Launch Review of Resilience Planning Guide at Houston Workshop, April 27, 2015
Release Date: 04/14/2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)will issue the full draft of its Community Resilience Planning Guide for Buildings and … more

NIST, NTIA, DOD Agree to Facilitate Testing and Evaluation of Wireless Spectrum-Sharing Methods
Release Date: 03/25/2015

Credit: ©italianestro/Shutterstock The Department of Commerce (DOC) and Department of Defense (DOD) have signed a memorandum of agreement that … more

PML Helps Lead Standardization for Firearm and Toolmark Examinations
Release Date: 03/24/2015

A fired cartridge case and a fired bullet. Xiaoyu Alan Zheng and Ted Vorburger of PML’s Semiconductor and Dimensional Metrology Division were … more

Getting a Critical Edge on Plutonium Identification
Release Date: 03/23/2015

Two of the TES-based devices sitting on one key of a computer keyboard. The brown rectangle at the top is the mount upon which the … more

NIST Presentations at AAFS 2015 Point to the Future of Forensic Science
Release Date: 03/20/2015

  Members of the OSAC Scientific Area Committee on Chemistry and Instrumental Analysis at the 2015 AAFS meeting. Credit: NIST The future of … more

NIST International Symposium Seeks Improved Quality in Forensics
Release Date: 03/20/2015

For decades, research programs at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have made significant contributions to forensic … more

NIST Names Two to Earthquake Advisory Board
Release Date: 03/16/2015

A public health expert and a sociologist have been appointed by Willie May, acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and … more

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