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ASTM honors John Hubbling with Award of Merit.

June 11, 2012

John R. Hubbling, manager of Laboratory Services at Metropolitan Council Environmental Services in St. Paul, MN, has received ASTM International Award of Merit and title of fellow from Committee D19 on Water. A member of ASTM International and Committee D19 since 1975, Hubbling serves as chairman of Subcommittee D19.02 on Quality Systems, Specifications and Statistics. Committee recognized his contributions with the Max Hecht Award in 2003 and D19 Certificate of Appreciation in 2007. Read More

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Researchers Improve IR Detectors using SWCNs.

June 11, 2012

Team of researchers from Peking University, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Duke University is harnessing properties of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) to create highly sensitive, uncooled PV IR detectors. "Carbon Nanotube Arrays Based High-Performance Infrared Photodetector" paper, published in Optical Materials Express, describes this new type of detector, which may prove useful for industrial, military, manufacturing, optical communications, and scientific applications. Read More

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NAM Lauds Senate Vote reauthorizing Ex-Im Bank.

June 11, 2012

NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons issued statement following Senate passage of H.R. 2072, which reauthorizes Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank. In this statement, Timmons commends Senate standing up for jobs "by taking quick action on legislation reauthorizing the Bank and increasing its lending authority." Timmons also thanks House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer for moving this agreement, which supports 290,000 jobs, to Senate. Read More

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NASCAR and EPA Sign MOU on green initiatives.

June 11, 2012

Under signed agreement, EPA and National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) will raise awareness of environmentally friendly products and solutions to address America's environmental challenges. This memorandum of understanding (MOU) provides NASCAR with EPA technical assistance and environmental expertise, using EPA programs such as Design for the Environment and the Economy, Energy, and Environment (E3) framework to help protect Americans' health and the environment. Read More

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BP CAA Penalty includes fees and pollution control mandate.

June 11, 2012

BP North America Inc. agreed to pay $8 million penalty and invest over $400 million to install pollution controls and cut emissions from petroleum refinery in Whiting, IN. This addresses complaint that alleges violations of Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements in connection with construction and expansion of Whiting Refinery as well as violations of 2001 consent decree with company that covered all of BP's refineries and was entered into as part of EPA's Petroleum Refinery Initiative. Read More

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International CES sees record number of exhibitors.

June 11, 2012

According to CEA®, 3,319 exhibitors from around the world unveiled new technology products at 2012 International CES, a 22% increase over last year's show. A record-number of international professionals - 35,734 - attended show from more than 150 countries, representing increase of 13% over last year. Independent audit, performed by Veris Consulting, LLC, confirms CES's status as world's most important technology event and North America's largest annual tradeshow of any kind. Read More

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Microscope uses light to image flow of individual blood cells.

June 11, 2012

Developed by team of researchers in Israel, optical microscope can reveal same information as traditional blood test in real-time by shining light through the skin, without fluorescent dyes. Portable device relies on spectrally encoded confocal microscopy, which creates images by splitting light beam into its constituent colors. By eliminating long wait-time for blood test results, microscope might help spotlight warning signs before patient develops severe medical problems. Read More

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NREL to engineer smart homes.

June 11, 2012

Research engineers at NREL are working on a "smart" home that will communicate with electricity grid to know when power is cheap, tell appliances when to turn on or off, and even know when renewable energy resources are available to offset peak demand. NREL is leveraging 2 laboratories to make the smart home a reality - the soon-to-be-built Smart Power Laboratory, which is part of the Energy Systems Integration Facility, and the Automated Home Energy Management Laboratory. Read More