At the National Institute of Standards and Technology, scientists work in a massive, purpose-built lab to understand the nature of fire and to develop ways to improve fire safety. Today's products and buildings are constructed with stronger fire codes developed from NIST's results.
The Summit supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the fastest supercomputer in the U.S., is about to be replaced by an even speedier supercomputer named Frontier, expected to be at least five times as fast — and possibly the fastest in the world.
Scientists working for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration keep track of nature's events from the sky to the bottom of the ocean. Uncrewed aerial systems — UAS, or drones — have become a critical tool in this work.