Standardization News

This year is turning out to be one of the most severe on record for wildfires in the American west thanks to ongoing drought, shifting weather patterns, and even arson. According to the National... read more
Africa is known for its diverse ethnic groups, the Egyptian Pyramids, the Sahara Desert, and mining. It is also known for being the second driest continent, and the poorest economically in the world... read more
 It’s a year of new beginnings and upgraded digital experiences, and ASTM Compass is no exception. The look and functionality of the platform have been updated, making it more powerful, easier... read more
The technology needs of standards development organizations (SDOs) are evolving at a rapid pace, and ASTM International is no different than other SDOs in this regard. Customer and member needs have... read more
A recent video from “The Guardian” compressed a month of extreme weather events in under four minutes: flooding in Europe, Asia, and the United States; tornados in Canada; landslides in India; deadly... read more
Cyberattacks, those headline-grabbing, electronic thefts of data and confidential information, are on the rise globally. In May 2021, cyberattacks paralyzed Ireland’s and New Zealand’s... read more
At first glance, A-UGVs (autonomous unmanned ground vehicles) may not seem to have much in common with other 21st century technologies like additive manufacturing (AM) and smart infrastructure. Look... read more
Ambulances and emergency medicine have been around for centuries – long before Ernest Hemingway drove one as a U.S. soldier in World War I. But it wasn’t until the 1960s that first-response medical... read more
We are pleased to announce the slate of candidates for board offices, selected by the ASTM International Nominating Committee. Terms will begin Jan. 1, 2022, for board chair (one-year term); board... read more
Former NASA astronaut and chair of the committee on commercial spaceflight (F47) Michael López-Alegría is preparing for his first spaceflight in more than 14 years.Nearly 600 men and women have... read more