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NIST-Sponsored Report addresses greenhouse gas measurement.

August 22, 2011

"Advancing Technologies and Strategies for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Quantification" focuses on defining and developing technology needed to better quantify greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Report identifies and discusses 4 broad areas of opportunity for technology development and improvement: quantifying GHG emissions; quantification of distributed carbon sources and sinks; consistent, standardized methods for GHG emissions data; and integration bottom-up and top-down methods. Read More


Disaster/Failure Study Data will be available via NIST website.

August 19, 2011

NIST's online Disaster and Failure Events Data Repository features organized and maintained data collected during and after natural disaster or structural failure events, as well as data generated from related research, to enable study, analysis, and comparison with future severe disaster events. Repository also serves as national archival database, where other organizations can store research, findings, and outcomes of their disaster and failure studies. Read More


NIST Physicist receives 2011 William F. Meggers Award.

April 25, 2011

NIST announced that physicist Steven Cundiff has received 2011 William F. Meggers Award, which recognizes outstanding work in spectroscopy, from Optical Society of America. Fellow of JILA, joint institute of NIST and University of Colorado Boulder, Cundiff is cited for contributions to ultrafast spectroscopy of semiconductors, including multidimensional Fourier transform techniques. He is also recognized for contributions to development of femtosecond-frequency comb technology. Read More

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