Standardization News

For many, the words “cybersecurity” and “cybercrime” call to mind a shadowy world of high-profile criminals and “hacktivists” gaining wealth and fame while influencing world politics. Names like... read more
Gun violence is a sad reality in today’s world. With far too much regularity, we see headlines from around the world describing the latest tragedy, and sometimes, that involves a school. After each... read more
It’s no overstatement to call water one of the most important resources on the planet.The human body is made up of 60% water. It’s involved in nearly every major life process. And most lifeforms can’... read more
When it’s summer in your region of the world, voluntary consensus standards from several ASTM International committees help make the season safer and more enjoyable. Here’s a sampling of some of... read more
Space seems closer than ever. SpaceX continues testing rockets, and the company may carry out a manned launch this year. Commercial spaceflight marches toward reality. Strings of satellites continue... read more
Since the 1940s, manufacturers and consumers around the world have made use of the nonstick, stain-repellant, and waterproofing properties of PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances). These manmade... read more
Fifty years after the world watched in awe as man first set foot on the moon, plucky interstellar travelers like Voyager 1 and the Hubble Space Telescope have provided dramatic evidence of just how... read more
When people hear the word “exoskeleton,” they often picture one thing: Iron Man.After all, Robert Downey Jr.’s character in the Marvel film franchise - along with decades’ worth of comic books - is... read more
When most people hear the phrase “environmental standards,” they think of things like water quality, renewable energy, and other popular “green” topics.But there’s much more to it than that.In fact,... read more
These days, some of the fastest growing sports in the world are happening on water, including wakeboarding, scuba diving, surfing, kayaking, and parasailing.In fact, according to the firm Research... read more