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Application Form for NIST Organization of Scientific Area Committees Coming Soon
Release Date: 03/18/2014

The NIST Forensic Science Program expects to open the application process for members of the forensic science, criminal justice and academic … more

NIST Forensic Science Efforts Take Center Stage in Seattle
Release Date: 03/05/2014

A half dozen of the NIST Forensic Science Planning Committee members: (standing, left to right) John Paul Jones II, Richard Cavanagh, … more

NIST webcast on New Forensic Scientific Area Committees Set for Feb. 18, 2014
Release Date: 02/14/2014

The NIST forensics science team is holding a public presentation and live webcast on its new Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) at … more

NIST Scientists to Present Research at Forensic Science Conference
Release Date: 02/13/2014

What's new in forensic science research? NIST scientists will be presenting recent research results – from fingerprint examination to biological … more

NIST to Hold Cryptographic Key Management Workshop March 4-5
Release Date: 02/11/2014

A workshop aimed at improving federal cryptographic key management systems will be held at the National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

NIST Presents an Infrastructure Plan to Strengthen Forensic Science Committees
Release Date: 02/07/2014

NIST forensic science experts presented a plan for a new Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) at the first meeting of the National … more

NIST March Meeting Showcases Advanced Technologies to Help Manage the Nation's Infrastructure
Release Date: 01/29/2014

Tiny, self-powered sensors that can be embedded in bridge structures and networked wirelessly to continuously monitor the structure's health. … more

First Members of New National Commission on Forensic Science Named
Release Date: 01/14/2014

The U.S. Department of Justice and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have announced the appointment of 33 individuals to a … more

Illegal Laser Strikes on Aircraft
Release Date: 01/14/2014

Simulated laser flashes at three levels -- distraction, glare, and flash blindness -- as they would be seen by the pilot of an aircraft. Images: … more

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

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