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A New NIST Online Database: The NIST Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Structure Index
Release Date: 01/06/2014

  Recently, a new website containing a wealth of information on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) was made publicly available by NIST. PAHs … more

Smart Grid R&D Opportunities Outlined in Two New NIST Reports
Release Date: 04/03/2013

The nation's aging power grid is evolving into a modern, "smart" energy distribution network, and with these changes comes a host of challenges … more

Report from the Field: Using Internally Cured Concrete in Indiana Bridges
Release Date: 02/06/2013

A recent news story from Purdue University describes how Indiana state transportation officials are making concrete use of concrete research to … more

Researchers Determine Critical Factors for Improving Performance of a Solar Fuel Catalyst
Release Date: 10/03/2012

False-color scanning electron micrographs of cross-sectioned hematite films grown by sputter deposition and then annealed at two different … more

NIST Releases Test Framework for Upgrading Smart Electrical Meters
Release Date: 07/11/2012

Next-generation "smart" electrical meters for residential and commercial buildings will have computerized operating systems just as laptops or … more

NIST Releases Update to Smart Grid Framework
Release Date: 10/25/2011

An expanded list of standards, new cybersecurity guidance and product testing proposals are among the new elements in an updated roadmap for Smart … more

Smart Grid Panel Approves Six Standards for Catalog
Release Date: 08/02/2011

The Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) has made the first six entries into its new Catalog of Standards,* a technical document now available … more

NIST Contributions to Smart Grid Highlighted in White House Report, Event
Release Date: 06/13/2011

A new White House policy document released today* highlights strategic roles that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) plays … more

New Software Tool Helps Evaluate Natural Cooling Options for Buildings
Release Date: 05/24/2011

A new, free software tool from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) could prove to be a breath of fresh air for architects … more

Smart Grid Panel Agrees on Standards for Wireless Communication, Meter Upgrades
Release Date: 04/26/2011

The governing board of the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) has voted in favor of a new standard and a set of guidelines important for … more

Ground Broken for New Green Technology and Fire Safety Facilities
Release Date: 03/30/2011

On March 25, 2011, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) held a groundbreaking ceremony at its Gaithersburg, Md., campus for … more

NIST Issues First Release of Framework for Smart Grid Interoperability
Release Date: 01/19/2010

GAITHERSBURG, Md.—The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issued today an initial list of standards, a … more

Governing Board of Smart Grid Standards Panel Announces Officers
Release Date: 01/15/2010

GAITHERSBURG, Md.—The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced today that John D. McDonald, general … more

NIST Seeks Nominations for New Smart Grid Advisory Committee
Release Date: 01/12/2010

In a Federal Register notice published on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST ) solicited nominations … more

Board of New Smart Grid Panel 'Boots Up' - Key Position Filled and Next Steps Assigned
Release Date: 12/14/2009

GAITHERSBURG, Md.— The three-week-old Smart Grid Interoperability Panel’s (SGIP’s) governing board appointed Steve Widergren, a principal engineer … more

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