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NASA awards contract for sustainable land imaging spacecraft.

October 28, 2016

NASA has awarded a delivery order under the Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition III contract to Orbital Sciences Corporation, know publicly as Orbital ATK, for the Landsat 9 spacecraft. Contract is a 5-year, firm fixed-price delivery order for purchase of spacecraft in amount of $129.9 million. Orbital will design and fabricate the spacecraft, integrate mission's two government-furnished... Read More

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ASHRAE/IES Publish Standard on building energy efficiency.

October 28, 2016

Newly published, ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2016, Energy Efficiency Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, serves as commercial building reference standard for state building energy codes. This 2016 version, which contains 125 addenda published since original 2013 standard, seeks to "create a consensus standard that saves energy and is technically feasible and cost... Read More

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Optical Society's Centennial FiO Meeting gathered 2,300 attendees.

October 28, 2016

Co-located with Laser Science event, Optical Society's annual Frontiers in Optics (FiO) meeting gathers optical science community to discuss advances in optics and photonics. This year's event, held October 17–20, 2016, attracted 2,300 attendees. In addition to research, centennial programming included overview on hot topics by technical division chairs,7 special symposia on specific... Read More

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Paper in OSA's Optics Letters describes underwater viewing means.

October 27, 2016

"Object Extraction from Underwater Image through Logical Stochastic Resonance," published in Optics Letters, describes novel methodology for improving underwater viewing. Researchers from Ocean University of China (Qingdao) applied logical stochastic resonance (LSR) algorithms to poor-quality underwater images and consequently improved ability to visually detect objects. Study extends and... Read More

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NEMA Standard tests emergency call system audio quality.

October 27, 2016

Available in hard copy or for download, NEMA SB 10-2016, Audio Standard for Nurse Call Systems, contains requirements and test procedures that evaluate audio quality of loud speakers and microphones for such emergency call systems as nurse control stations, patient stations, and pillow speakers. This standard, intended for use in hospitals, nursing homes, and acute care facilities, specifically... Read More

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ACGIH Webinar addresses hood design and flow characteristics.

October 27, 2016

On Dec 8, 2016, ACGIH® will present Hood Design and Flow Characteristics webinar, which will explore types and characteristics of different styles of hoods employed in industry. Presentation will include definitions of terms applied to hoods, application of different styles of hoods, and limitations and advantages of their use. It will provide instruction on how to calculate hood pressure... Read More

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SPE Auto Hall of Fame inducts first PC instrument panel.

October 26, 2016

Automotive Division of SPE® named first use of polycarbonate (PC) to injection mold hard (painted) instrument panel, featured on 1977 Econoline® van from Ford Motor Co, as 2016 Hall of Fame winner for 46th annual Automotive Innovation Awards Competition and Gala. Automotive plastic or composite components considered for said award must have been in continuous service in some form for... Read More

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SPE® Automotive Division names competition finalists.

October 26, 2016

Automotive Division of SPE® announced finalists for its 46th-annual Automotive Innovation Awards Competition. Nominations were first subjected to pre-qualification review and then were presented before a panel of industry experts, which sent forward the most innovative nominations to the Blue Ribbon judging round. Category and Grand Award winners selected during Blue Ribbon judging round... Read More

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ASTM takes leadership role during World Standards Week.

October 26, 2016

ASTM International is serving as the 2016 Administering Organization for the U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day on Oct. 27. Event recognizes the critical role of stakeholders throughout the standards community, including business leaders, industry, academia, government, and consumers. ASTM president James A. Thomas will receive the Ronald H. Brown Standards Leadership Award, which recognizes... Read More

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NREL Consortium to develop materials for hydrogen production.

October 26, 2016

HydroGEN Advanced Water Splitting Materials Consortium (HydroGEN), formed by NREL with 5 other national labs, intends to accelerate development of commercially viable pathways for hydrogen production from renewable energy sources. By establishing this consortium, Energy Department will enhance accessibility of national lab resources to external stakeholders and establish online portals to... Read More

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NEMA White Paper helps save energy in commerical buildings.

October 25, 2016

NEMA published white paper that discusses new requirements that help reduce energy consumption in commercial buildings. NEMA WD ARCP 1-2016 Automatic Receptacle Control to Meet ASHRAE 90.1-2010 and California (CA) Title 24 explains controlled receptacle requirement now appearing within non-residential energy codes, as well as a summary of typical application settings. NEMA's paper pertains to... Read More

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ASHRAE User Manual comes with thermal comfort compliance tool.

October 25, 2016

ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 55 User’s Manual provides overview of ASHRAE's thermal comfort standard for new users and also includes detailed information for those who are more familiar with its requirements. Based on ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 55-2013, Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy, manual includes tables, illustrations, and examples. Online thermal comfort tool,... Read More

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Pharma EXPO shoots to solve top industry challenges.

October 25, 2016

Scheduled for November 6-9, Pharma EXPO will provide 2 educational platforms to address key trends and issues along the pharmaceutical supply chain. Show will feature dedicated Innovation Stage as well as Pharma EXPO Conference Program organized by the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering. Each will address the latest technologies and practices in combating counterfeit drugs,... Read More

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Cope Plastics Inc. awarded by IAPD.

October 25, 2016

During the 60th Annual International Association of Plastics Distribution Convention & Plastics Showcase, Jane Saale, President of Cope Plastics Inc., received the 2016 Paul Davis Award of Merit for her many years of outstanding personal and professional contribution to the association and the plastics industry. Cope also received the Gold Environmental Excellence Award for its recycling program... Read More

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NEMA wins national MarCom Awards for creative communications.

October 24, 2016

AMCP announced that NEMA won platinum MarCom Award for the September 2016 issue of electroindustry magazine, "Come Hell or High Water." Issue highlights persistent and pluralistic efforts by U.S. electrical industry to mitigate threats to electric grid and respond to natural disasters. NEMA also won gold awards for white paper "Powering Microgrids for the Twenty-First Century Electrical System"... Read More

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Inaugural PMMI Event pairs future workforce with industry.

October 24, 2016

NextGen Networking Fair offers matchmaking opportunity for PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2016 exhibitors and enables attendees to connect with emerging workforce. Taking place November 6, 2016 from 3:00–5:00 pm, this inaugural event from PMMI provides employers in processing and packaging with opportunity to meet and connect with targeted audience of students from packaging,... Read More

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EPA Awards $10.8M for National Environmental Education Training Program .

October 24, 2016

New cooperative agreement between U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) will provide 4,400+ environmental educators with training and leadership opportunities in 2017. EPA will fund up to $10.8 million over 5 years through its ee360 teacher training program (formally NEETP). NAAEE and partners will train professionals to... Read More

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AIM Announces Winners of 2016 Case Study Competition.

October 24, 2016

AIM announced 2016 Case Study Competition winners, who will be honored during awards event at AIM Summit 2017. NOVEXX Solutions was chosen as top entry in Automatic Identification & Data Capture (AIDC) category for their Trolley Identification submission. Top prize in Internet of Things (IoT) category went to Omni-ID for their Build Book Application. Silent Partner Technologies received... Read More

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IPC APEX EXPO 2017 Keynote will be given by Mayim Bialik.

October 21, 2016

Actress and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik, as voted for by electronics industry professionals, will present "The Big Bang Theory: Making Science Cool (& Funny)" as opening keynote at IPC APEX EXPO® on February 14, 2017 in San Diego, CA. Specifically, Bialik will share her scientific mind and sense of humor as she explores the work of the brain, behavioral development, her life as an actress... Read More

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FABTECH 2016 explores manufacturing's future.

October 21, 2016

FABTECH 2016 will examine the future of manufacturing with three forward-looking panel sessions at this year's show, taking place Nov. 16-18 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The sessions — State of the Industry: Post-Election Analysis; Development Trends in Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing; and Advanced Manufacturing: Creating Competitive Advantages for Product Development — will... Read More