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Voluntary Standards cover audio systems and resistance welding.

December 2, 2009

Intended for AV presentation systems containing audio within enclosed environment, ANSI/InfoComm 1M-2009 outlines procedure to measure uniformity of audio coverage across audible frequency spectrum, and provides criteria for use in designing and commissioning audio systems. ANSI/AWS C1.4M/C1.4-2009 establishes welding equipment requirements and welding procedures for coated and uncoated carbon and low-alloy steels, including mild steels and high strength low-alloy steels. Read More

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ISO Standard addresses emergency response time for road accidents.

December 2, 2009

Designed to guide automatic safety-related messages sent from vehicles to emergency services, ISO 24978:2009 Standard will help emergency centers to quickly dispatch life-saving staff and equipment to scene of car crash. Standard provides framework in which to operate database of safety-related messages and data concepts, along with standardized set of protocols, parameters, and method of management for updateable data registry. Read More

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Article Presents material handling distributor anniversaries.

December 2, 2009

The MHEDA Journal, Fourth Quarter 2009 issue, recognizes 10 material handling equipment distributors who reached a milestone anniversary in 2009 in its "Anniversary Scrapbook" article. Profiled companies range in age from 10-75 years old, with variety of primary lines in lift trucks, engineered systems, storage and handling products, and more. They are commemorating their anniversaries with various events, and each provided current and historical photos to showcase their history. Read More

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ASHRAE teams up to clarify stimulus act funding.

December 2, 2009

National building energy organizations, working with U.S. DOE, have developed explanatory statement for state and local governments to clarify intent of Section 410 of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. It offers assistance as states and localities adopt, provide training on, and enforce advanced building energy efficiency codes. Statement addresses government grants and work that groups are doing to attain building code-related funding from Congress. Read More

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National Associations say hydrogen can reduce climate change.

December 2, 2009

Coalition of 16 associations issued joint statement to underscore how hydrogen technologies can help curb global greenhouse gas emissions. Addressed to Executive Secretary of United Nations Framework on Climate Change, statement points out benefits to environment and other areas such as elimination of 80% of emissions from light-duty vehicles. PATH is also participating in Bridge to Hydrogen event, which showcases hydrogen vehicles next to battery electric cars and biofuel vehicles. Read More

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Industry Support enhances World of Asphalt Show experience.

December 1, 2009

Leading U.S. and worldwide industry organizations, including U.S. government agencies, are lending their support to 2010 World of Asphalt Show and Conference. Industry events have also chosen to co-locate with show, offering additional networking and education opportunities. During event, leading industry manufacturers and suppliers will unveil and discuss latest technologies and product innovations on show floor, complemented by industry-focused education programs. Read More

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AWWA opens registration for 2010 CS/IMTech.

December 1, 2009

AWWA has announced that registration is open for 2010 Customer Service and Information Management and Technology Conferences and Exposition (CS/IMTech). To take place in Portland, OR, March 21-24, 2010, event will focus on GIS and SCADA technologies, CIS, social media, mobile resource management, rate setting, and distribution systems network modeling. Water/wastewater utility managers, IT specialists, engineers, computer programmers, and customer service managers are encouraged to attend. Read More

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MHEDA Edge Article promotes leadership within organizations.

December 1, 2009

"Check Six: Mutual support and communication" focuses on former fighter pilot and keynote speaker Waldo Waldman's message of leadership. Main points included asking others for one-on-one feedback, rewarding employees who demonstrate mutual support, and setting expectations during daily/weekly briefing. According to the article, leaders should also be willing to say "I don't know" or "I messed up" and be willing to give extra support to those experiencing a challenging situation. Read More

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PCB Industry Results show decreases in October 2009.

December 1, 2009

IPC's announced October findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. For rigid PCBs and flexible circuits combined, shipments decreased 12.8% from 2008 levels, and orders booked decreased 2.1%. Year to date combined industry shipments were also down 24.4%, along with bookings, which were down 21.5%. Compared to September 2009, combined industry shipments decreased 8.3% and bookings went down 17.4%. Combined industry book-to-bill ratio reached 1.09. Read More

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FAA bans takeoffs with polished frost.

December 1, 2009

To increasing safety of winter flying, FAA is prohibiting takeoffs with "polished frost" - frost buffed to make it smooth - on wings, stabilizers, and control surfaces of several classes of aircraft. As alternative to removing frost, operators may consider using wing covers to prevent frost accumulation on wings, wait for frost to melt, store aircraft in heated hangar, or deice wing surface. New rules are effective on January 30, 2010. Read More

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Stakeholders Invited to discuss financial impact of cyber risk.

November 30, 2009

Interested stakeholders are invited to participate in meeting to discuss Phase II of The Financial Impact of Cyber Risk: 50 Questions Every CFO Should Ask, a joint initiative to identify and respond to current needs of C-suite community regarding cyber risk. To be held December 10, 2009 in NYC, meeting will focus on developing implementation strategy that addresses questions provided in Phase I. It will also include guidance on making informed decisions. Read More

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ISO, IEC, and ITU announce 2010 Fully Networked Car Workshop.

November 30, 2009

To be held March 3-4, 2010 in Geneva, The Fully Networked Car will highlight information and communication technologies in motor vehicles. Workshop will bring together key players involved in developing standards for safety and security, navigation, car maintenance, fleet management, as well as mobile office and entertainment for motor vehicles. One particular focus will be developments in technology and network requirements for electric vehicles. Read More

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ASA Education Foundation reviews 2009 and plans for 2010.

November 30, 2009

Meeting in Chicago from November 10-11, 2009, ASA Education Foundation Board of Trustees reviewed 2009 achievements and created plans for 2010 and beyond. For 2010, it plans to develop colleges under ASA University umbrella, develop curricula to fill industry needs, establish educational career pathways for every position, and make clear how its programs/services fit into member's goals and objectives. Plans create model to communicate value of training to ASA members on large-scale basis. Read More

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ASA Education Foundation announces 2010 Board of Trustees.

November 30, 2009

ASA Education Foundation has announced that Frank Finkel will serve 2nd year as President of its Board of Trustees. Under his leadership and guidance, Board has embraced e-learning initiatives and developed ASAU Online, said Amy Black. Board named Mark Hanley as President-Elect, Joe Maiale as Treasurer, Mike Adelizzi as Secretary, and Amy Black as Executive Director, in addition to several trustees. Also, Board member Jeffrey Beall was recognized for his years of service at meeting. Read More

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ANSI and NIST release agenda for NESCC meeting.

November 30, 2009

ANSI and NIST have released agenda for 2nd meeting of Nuclear Energy Standards Coordination Collaborative (NESCC), to be held on Tuesday, December 15, 2009. Topics include: final discussion and approval of NESCC charter; NRC's use of consensus standards; update of NRC Regulatory Guide 1.69 "Concrete Radiation Shields and Generic Shield Testing for Nuclear Power Plants;" and EPRI Advanced Nuclear Technology Program "Achieving New Nuclear Virtual Power Plant Configuration Management;" among others. Read More

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NTSB Marine Safety Course still has openings.

November 30, 2009

Scheduled for Dec 7-11, 2009, Marine Accident Investigation course still has openings for senior-level marine industry professionals. Weeklong course covers Safety Board's processes and procedures during major marine accident; reviews human factors, medical factors, and electronic data elements in marine investigation; offers best practices for comprehensive and thorough interviewing techniques; and shares report preparation guidelines. Read More

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Baldrige Program calls for applicants for 2010 examiners.

November 30, 2009

Each year Baldrige Program recruits experts from business, education organizations, health care providers, and nonprofits to serve on Board of Examiners for Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Examiners evaluate applications for Award and prepare feedback reports to applicants that cite strengths and opportunities for improvement. Application form for 2010 Board of Examiners is available online and must be submitted electronically by Jan 7, 2010. Read More

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NIST Researchers develop simple way to analyze complex samples.

November 30, 2009

NIST researchers Elizabeth Strychalski and David Ross, in collaboration with Alyssa Henry of Applied Research Associates, Inc., have developed way to analyze complex mixtures. In New Miniaturized Device for Lab-on-a-Chip Separations, they describe gradient elution moving boundary electrophoresis (GEMBE) technique which, in all test cases, was able to reproducibly separate and quantify specific components from solutions, including potassium, calcium, sodium, magnesium, lithium and melamine. Read More

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JQI Researchers create entangled photons from quantum dots.

November 30, 2009

Physicists at Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) developed new source of entangled photons using quantum dots tweaked with laser. JQI's technique may enable more compact and convenient sources of entangled photon pairs than presently available for quantum information applications, such as distribution of quantum keys for encrypting sensitive messages. Glenn Solomon, JQI group leader, said advantages include less bulky nature and ability to produce one pair of entangled photons at a time. Read More

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Gretchen Zierick elected as PMA's 2010 Chair.

November 30, 2009

President of Zierick Manufacturing Corp., Gretchen Zierick, has been named PMA 2010 chair of the board of directors. She started by urging all who work in the metalforming industry to support her theme, The Morality of Manufacturing. During her one year term as PMA chair and beyond, Zierick expects PMA's advocacy efforts to help ensure government actions do not put manufacturers at competitive disadvantage. She also encourages members to become involved with networking opportunities. Read More