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NIST Digital Archives

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The NIST Digital Archives (NDA) include collections of images and publications from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and its predecessor, the National Bureau of Standards (NBS). NIST is a non-regulatory agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce. These collections continue to grow as more images and full-text publications are digitized.

 

Featured Collection: Building and Fire Research

CELEBRATING THE 100-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE
NIST FIRE RESEARCH DIVISION

This year marks the centennial anniversary of the NIST Fire Research Division. Dozens of photos that document fire research at the agency have been added to this collection. See the new photos here

 

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NDA Collections News

Did you know NIST researchers set fire to a building? Several, in fact. Just part of the research NIST has conducted over the past 100 years. To celebrate its centennial anniversary in fire research, we’ve added dozens of new images to our Building and Fire Research collection. These photos document numerous studies into fires from cigarettes, ignition of textiles, firefighter safety, combustion chemistry, and a lot more. See the expanded collection here.

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