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2011-09-28 12:50:44

Diamonds may be best known as a symbol of long-lasting love.

2011-09-28 12:49:31

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will unleash its Dragon—a NIST invention that bellows showers of glowing embers, or firebrands—at a unique wind tunnel test facility in Japan, where researchers will evaluate the vulnerability of outdoor deck assemblies and materials to ignition during wildfires, a growing peril that accounts for half of the nation's 10 most costly fires.

2011-09-17 07:00:00

GPS Source, a specialist in avionics systems development and GPS/RF technology, announced today the award of a contract to complete a detailed study of the engineering activities necessary to

2011-09-14 12:59:22

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published two new documents on cloud computing: the first edition of a cloud computing standards roadmap and a cloud computing reference architecture and taxonomy.

2011-09-14 12:53:46

Bringing order and security to the patchwork quilt of computing environments in a large organization can be a daunting task.

2011-09-14 11:48:16

As large parts of the nation recover from nature's one-two punch—an earthquake followed by Hurricane Irene—building researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) warn that a double whammy of seismic and wind hazards can increase the risk of structural damage to as much as twice the level implied in building codes.

2011-09-14 11:43:47

"Form follows function!" was the credo of early 20th century architects making design choices based on the intended use of the structure.

2011-08-31 14:51:01

With a nod to biology, scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have a new approach to the problem of safely storing hydrogen in future fuel-cell-powered cars.

2011-08-31 14:45:37

Much like a meteor impacting a planet, highly charged ions hit really hard and can do a lot of damage, albeit on a much smaller scale.


Word of the Day
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]