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NIST Final “Big Data” Framework Will Help Make Sense of Our Data-Drenched Age

October 30, 2019

Framework supports the creation of tools that can be used in any computing environment. To improve approaches for…
Combinatorial Methods for Explainability in AI and Machine Learning – Draft White Paper

May 24, 2019

A draft white paper is now available for comment, An Application of Combinatorial Methods for Explainability in Artificial…
NIST Performance Tests for Aerial Response Robots Become National Standard

December 5, 2018

Performance test methods developed by NIST measure both the system capabilities of aerial emergency response drones and the…
CE Testing And Marking Explained In Detail

September 25, 2018

If you are thinking of selling your goods in European countries, you must be aware of the importance…
Keeping Buildings Functioning After Natural Hazards, Steps Detailed by NIST

August 22, 2018

After an earthquake, hurricane, tornado or other natural hazard, it’s considered a win if no one gets hurt…
Three New Standards Approved for OSAC Registry

June 27, 2018

The Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science (OSAC) has approved three new standards for inclusion on…
NIST Issues First Call for “Lightweight Cryptography” to Protect Small Electronics

April 19, 2018

Cryptography experts at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are kicking off an effort to protect…
NIST Releases Updates for Cryptographic Key-Establishment Recommendations

April 18, 2018

NIST has updated two publications on cryptographic key-establishment schemes—procedures that result in secret keying material being shared among…
NIST Releases Draft NIST Special Publication 800-160 Volume 2, Systems Security Engineering: Cyber Resiliency Considerations for the Engineering of Trustworthy Secure Systems

March 23, 2018

The United States continues to have complete dependence on information technology deployed in critical infrastructure systems and applications…
A Standard for Standards

March 20, 2018

A new NIST standard ensures reliably accurate comparisons of measurements of the purity of tens of thousands of…
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OSAC Releases an Online Lexicon for the Forensic Sciences

March 13, 2018

Publicly available document defines over 4,000 terms shared by many forensic science disciplines. The forensic sciences encompass dozens…
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New Standard Aims to Ensure Accurate Fares in Both Ride-Hailing Technology and Traditional Taxi Services

February 16, 2018

To calculate a fare, ride-hailing apps rely on mobile devices for determining the vehicle’s movements and travel time,…
A Framework for Harmonizing Forensic Science Practices and Digital/Multimedia Evidence

January 13, 2018

The Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science (OSAC), which works to strengthen forensic science through the…
New Measurement Will Help Redefine International Unit of Mass

July 3, 2017

Using a state-of-the-art device for measuring mass, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have…
NIST Releases New ‘Family’ of Standardized Genomes

September 19, 2016

With the addition of four new reference materials (RMs) to a growing collection of “measuring sticks” for gene…
NIST’s Newest Watt Balance Brings World One Step Closer to New Kilogram

June 23, 2016

A high-tech version of an old-fashioned balance scale at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has…
How Refreshing: NIST’s Natural Air Standards Support Accurate Greenhouse Gas Measurements

February 22, 2016

When it comes to tallying emissions of greenhouse gases, there is no better substitute than directly measuring the…
Vehicle standards around the world aim to improve fuel economy and reduce emissions

December 29, 2015

Nine countries and regions, which together account for 75% of global fuel consumption by light-duty vehicles, have adopted…
Expert: Critics on both sides are wrong about EPA’s ozone standard

December 3, 2015

The Environmental Protection Agency’s October decision to tighten ozone smog standards has drawn the ire of critics on…
Vehicle standards around the world aim to improve fuel economy and reduce emissions

November 2, 2015

Nine countries and regions, which together account for 75% of global fuel consumption by light-duty vehicles, have adopted…
Proposed Standards for Triboelectric Nanogenerators Could Facilitate Comparisons

September 28, 2015

More than 60 research groups worldwide are now developing variations of the triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG), which converts ambient…
What’s the Prognosis? New Research Roadmap Aims for Fault-Free Manufacturing Processes

August 27, 2015

In today’s increasingly complex manufacturing operations, Murphy’s Law is only an unexpected hiccup away—anything from a data error…
New Shellfish Reference Material Will Help Monitor Oceans’ Radioactive Contamination

August 5, 2015

A new reference material that will help laboratories accurately measure radioactive contamination in seawater is now available from…
Stricter limits for ozone pollution would boost need for science, measurements

June 9, 2015

A tougher federal standard for ozone pollution, under consideration to improve public health, would ramp up the importance…
NIST Develops First ‘Roadmap’ for Public Safety Communications Research

May 27, 2015

The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published the first “roadmap” for the…
Ethical hacking industry needs greater professional standards – report highlights

May 27, 2015

The UK cyber security industry would benefit from increased standardisation of widespread ‘penetration testing’ techniques – a new…
‘Measuring Stick’ Standard for Gene Sequencing Now Available from NIST

May 22, 2015

The world’s first reference material to help ensure laboratories accurately “map” DNA for genetic testing, medical diagnoses and…
Get Ahold of This: NIST to Demonstrate Tests of Grasping by Robot Hands

May 20, 2015

The act of grasping and shaking hands is a defining human ritual, with the grip intimating traits of…
UNL agronomists spearhead standards for using crop data

May 7, 2015

An international team led by UNL researchers has published the first systematic guidelines for using data to more…
Men’s preference for certain body types has evolutionary roots

March 20, 2015

A psychology study from The University of Texas at Austin sheds new light on today’s standards of beauty,…
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