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NIST News:

New System ‘Sees’ Crimes on Audiotape

3D rendering of an audio tape

A new NIST system enables criminal investigators to "see" signs of tampering in audiotapes while listening to the tapes. Read more.

New Software Judges Quality of Scanned Fingerprints

NIST Releases House Repair Planning, Budgeting Software

NIST Helps Capital Facilities Industry Join Information Revolution

Super Slow Light May Help Speed Optical Communications

Latest WTC Investigation Findings Released

Details on NIST WTC Investigation

Technologies Aid Homeland Security Effort

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Date created: 7/10/2000
Last updated: November 04, 2004
Contact: inquiries@nist.gov