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U.S. Departments of Justice and Commerce Name Experts to First-Ever National Commission on Forensic Science
Release Date: 01/10/2014

DOJ Contact: Office of Public Affairs, 202-514-2007 The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of … more

NIST Analysis Helps the U.S. Chemical Safety Board Pinpoint Root Cause of Pressure Vessel Failure
Release Date: 01/07/2014

  In 2009, a violent rupture of a 50-foot pressure vessel used to produce synthetic crystals at the NDK Crystal facility in Belvidere, Illinois … more

31,558,149,764 Milliseconds in Review: NIST in 2013
Release Date: 12/17/2013

Milestones on the way to quantum computing. A landmark study of how communities can better prepare for tornadoes. Publication of a draft … more

New NIST Tests Explore Safety of Nanotubes in Modern Plastics Over Time
Release Date: 12/17/2013

Exposed to intense ultraviolet light and high temperatures, samples of epoxy containing multiwalled carbon nanotubes deteriorated. Exposure tended … more

NIST Tornado Reports Urge New Standards for Saving Lives, Property
Release Date: 12/03/2013

Nationally accepted standards for building design and construction, public shelters and emergency communications can significantly reduce deaths … more

NIST Readies Tests for DARPA Robotics Challenge in December
Release Date: 12/03/2013

‘Twill be nearly the night before Christmas, but at Florida’s Homestead-Miami Speedway many a robotic creature will be stirring, while visions of … more

NIST Investigation of Joplin, Mo., Tornado Details Proposed Measures for Saving Lives and Property
Release Date: 11/21/2013

Report and Recommendations Released for Public Comment JOPLIN, Mo.—Nationally accepted standards for building design and construction, public … more

NIST to Announce Results of Study of 2011 Joplin, Mo., Tornado Disaster
Release Date: 11/19/2013

Destruction caused by the Joplin, Missouri, tornado that struck on May 22, 2011 causing 161 fatalities and more than 1,000 injuries. The tornado … more

NIST Scientists Contribute to Nobel Peace Prize Winning Efforts on Chemical Weapons Detection
Release Date: 11/05/2013

Innovative chemical weapons detection technologies developed by scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have … more

New Spectrometry Standard for Handheld Chemical Detectors Aids First Responders
Release Date: 10/24/2013

When it comes to detectors for dangerous chemicals, toxins or nefarious germs, smaller and faster is better. But size and speed must still allow … more

NIST Unveils Prototype Video Imaging System for Remote Detection of Hidden Threats
Release Date: 09/30/2013

By adapting superconducting technology used in advanced telescope cameras, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

NIST Invites Comments on Structure of Forensic Science Guidance Groups
Release Date: 09/27/2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking input on the structure of guidance groups that would promote scientific … more

Expanded CSI Guide Now Available
Release Date: 09/18/2013

Cover image of Crime Scene Investigation, A Guide for Law Enforcement . Investigat more

NIST Nose a Hit When They Smell It: A New Generation of Odor-Releasing Materials for Training Dogs
Release Date: 09/17/2013

Traditionally, the training of bomb-sniffing dogs has been a hazardous job, but newly developed odor-releasing materials could take the risk out … more

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