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NIST Tests In New York City Suggest How Emergency Communications Might Be Improved
2013-04-18 15:40:06

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Radio communications can be unreliable in underground tunnels and other large, complicated structures, posing a safety hazard for emergency responders. New tests of wireless emergency safety equipment by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have defined the challenges more precisely and suggest how emergency communications might be improved. In a series of experiments conducted in New York City, an epicenter of...

2013-04-18 14:03:45

Portable electric generators retrofitted with off-the-shelf hardware by the University of Alabama (UA) emitted significantly lower levels of carbon monoxide (CO) exhaust, according to the results of tests conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Compared with standard portable generators, CO emissions from the prototype machines were reduced by 90 percent or more, depending on the specific hardware used...

2013-04-18 13:57:14

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Kansas State University have demonstrated a spray-on mixture of carbon nanotubes and ceramic that has unprecedented ability to resist damage while absorbing laser light. Coatings that absorb as much of the energy of high-powered lasers as possible without breaking down are essential for optical power detectors that measure the output of such lasers, which are used, for example, in military equipment for defusing...

Research Priorities Proposed For Making Concrete 'Greener'
2013-04-04 13:50:11

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) The challenge of making concrete greener–reducing its sizable carbon footprint without compromising performance–is just like the world's most ubiquitous manufactured material–hard! But, according to a new report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the potential engineering performance, energy-efficiency and environmental benefits make it a challenge worth tackling. Many factors...

2013-03-21 23:03:40

A project involving High Definition Metrology 3D Analysis, conducted by Coherix Inc. and PEMAlliance, brings new light to manufacturing distortion problems. Ann Arbor, MI (PRWEB) March 21, 2013 Dwight D. Carlson, Chariman and CEO of Coherix, Inc. and Chairman of PEMAlliance, announced the successful completion of the NIST ATP HDM (High Definition Metrology) 2 Micron Project. The PEMA NIST ATP HDM 2 Micron program teamed Coherix, Inc., Ford Motor Company, U.S. Department of Commerce...

Laser Pointers Are Still Dangerous: NIST
2013-03-21 04:56:06

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently demonstrated a low-cost apparatus designed to quickly and accurately measure the properties of 122 commercially available handheld laser pointers. The scientists found that nearly 90 percent of green laser pointers and approximately 44 percent of red laser pointers were out of compliance with federal safety regulations. The NIST test apparatus was...

2013-03-13 23:01:28

Expands calibration laboratory to meet customer demands Pepperell, MA (PRWEB) March 13, 2013 Masy Systems, Inc., a leader in validation, calibration, GMP storage and validation equipment rentals for the biotech, pharmaceutical and life sciences industries has expanded its scope of accreditation by NVLAP (National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program) to include RH Calibrations. Achieving and maintaining NVLAP Accreditation requires ongoing quality efforts. Calibrations performed by...


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