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An Assessment of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Information Technology Laboratory: Fiscal Year 2011

Since 1959, the National Research Council (NRC), at the request of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has annually assembled panels of experts to assess the quality and effectiveness of the NIST measurements and standards laboratories. In 2011, ...

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An Assessment of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology: Fiscal Year 2011

Since 1959, the National Research Council (NRC), at the request of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has annually assembled panels of experts to assess the quality and effectiveness of the NIST measurements and standards laboratories. In 2011, ...

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An Assessment of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Neutron Research: Fiscal Year 2011

Since 1959, the National Research Council (NRC), at the request of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has annually assembled panels of experts to assess the quality and effectiveness of the NIST measurements and standards laboratories. In 2011, ...

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Interim Report on Causes of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig Blowout and Ways to Prevent Such Events

The National Academy of Engineering and the National Research Council have released the interim report of the Committee on the Analysis of Causes of the Deepwater Horizon Explosion, Fire, and Oil Spill to Identify Measures to Prevent Similar Accidents in ...

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An Assessment of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory:Fiscal Year 2010

The mission of the Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory (MEL) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is to promote innovation and the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing through measurement science, measurement services, and critical technical contributions to standards. The MEL ...

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An Assessment of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Building and Fire Research Laboratory:Fiscal Year 2010

A panel of experts appointed by the National Research Council assessed the scientific and technical work of the Building and Fire Research Laboratory (BFRL) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The scope of the assessment included the ...

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S&T Strategies of Six Countries:Implications for the United States

An increase in global access to goods and knowledge is transforming world-class science and technology (S&T) by bringing it within the capability of an unprecedented number of global parties who must compete for resources, markets, and talent. In particular, globalization ...

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Rising Above the Gathering Storm, Revisited: Rapidly Approaching Category 5

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Persistent Forecasting of Disruptive Technologies--Report 2

The term "disruptive technology" describes a technology that results in a sudden change affecting already established technologies or markets. Disruptive technologies cause one or more discontinuities in the normal evolutionary life cycle of technology. This may lead to an unexpected ...

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Engineering, Social Justice, and Sustainable Community Development:Summary of a Workshop

Engineering, Social Justice, and Sustainable Community Development is the first in a series of biennial workshops on the theme of engineering ethics and engineering leadership. This workshop addresses conflicting positive goals for engineering projects in impoverished areas and areas in ...

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