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NIST Report on Texas Fire Urges Firefighters to Consider Wind Effects
Release Date: 02/07/2012

Wind conditions at a fire scene can make a critical difference on the behavior of the blaze and the safety of firefighters, even indoors, … more

New Report Outlines Key Features of Next-Generation Public Safety Communications
Release Date: 01/31/2012

WASHINGTON—Creation of a next-generation public safety communications network requires leadership from a single non-profit organization devoted to … more

Stretching Exercises: Using Digital Images to Understand Bridge Failures
Release Date: 01/10/2012

With a random-looking spatter of paint specks, a pair of cameras and a whole lot of computer processing, engineer Mark Iadicola of the National … more

NIST and Partners Seek Input on Safer Ambulance Designs
Release Date: 11/22/2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking input from paramedics, emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and other … more

NIST Posts Comments on Public Safety Communications Network
Release Date: 11/22/2011

Commercial standards, created in an open forum and publically available, should be a key feature of a broadband communications network for the … more

NIST Names 10 to National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee
Release Date: 10/25/2011

Ten prominent building and fire experts have been appointed by Patrick Gallagher, director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

NIST Seeks Help in Understanding Public Response to Joplin Tornado
Release Date: 10/13/2011

As part of its technical study on the impacts of the devastating May 22, 2011, tornado that struck Joplin, Mo., the National Institute of … more

Public/Private Leaders Collaborate on Ways to Fight Botnets
Release Date: 10/04/2011

Washington, D.C.—The U.S. departments of Commerce and Homeland Security (DHS) today discussed with other federal agencies and private-sector … more

Double Jeopardy: Building Codes May Underestimate Risks Due to Multiple Hazards
Release Date: 09/13/2011

As large parts of the nation recover from nature's one-two punch—an earthquake followed by Hurricane Irene—building researchers from the National … more

NIST Seeks Comments to Help Build Public Safety Communications Network
Release Date: 09/13/2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking advice on possible key features of a new broadband communications network for … more

New Website Offers Easy Access to NIST Disaster and Failure Study Data
Release Date: 08/16/2011

For more than 40 years, scientists and engineers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have studied structural failures … more

NIST Finds That Ethanol-Loving Bacteria Accelerate Cracking of Pipeline Steels
Release Date: 08/02/2011

U.S. production of ethanol for fuel has been rising quickly, topping 13 billion gallons in 2010. With the usual rail, truck and barge transport … more

North Texas Wildfires Spark Historic Federal-State Collaborative Study
Release Date: 08/02/2011

Two wildland-urban interface (WUI) fires* earlier this year outside of Amarillo, Texas, destroyed 70 homes, burned more than 25,000 acres of land, … more

It’s Your Standard Pilot Project: NIST to Offer Documentary Standards to First Responders
Release Date: 08/02/2011

Seeking to measure the U.S. first responder community’s need for documentary standards at the federal, state and local levels, the National … more

NIST Seeks Improved Recovery of Samples from Biohazard Events
Release Date: 04/26/2011

It may not be as catchy a combination as "Miss Scarlet in the parlor with a revolver," but "polyester-rayon wipes in the field followed by … more

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