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NASA Langley Celebrates 5-year partnership with Sierra Nevada.

June 26, 2012

NASA's Langley Research Center and Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) Space Systems in Louisville, CO joined forces to update Langley's HL-20 lifting body vehicle design into Dream ChaserĀ® orbital crew vehicle, which is being developed as part of NASA's Commercial Crew Development program. Mark Sirangelo, Corporate VP and head of Sierra Nevada Space Systems, visited NASA Langley in Hampton, VA as part of this commemoration and joint corporate/government executive session on said program. Read More

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DOE's NREL Joins Europe's DERlab as new member.

June 26, 2012

U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has been selected to be a member of nonprofit Association of European Distributed Energy Resources Laboratories (DERlab). NREL was recognized for its research regarding integration of emerging energy technologies into new and existing electricity infrastructure. DERlab is international association of leading laboratories and research institutions in field of distributed energy resources equipment and systems. Read More

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NTSB Forum aims to improve general aviation search and rescue.

June 25, 2012

On July 17-18, 2012, NTSB will hold forum that will concentrate on examining regulations, policies, and procedures at Federal level and serve as platform to facilitate dialog between search organizations, technology manufacturers, and industry groups on issues currently impacting general aviation community. Forum will spend second day discussing emerging technologies and how they may shape future of general aviation search and rescue. Read More

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BIO recaps Day 2 of 2012 International Convention.

June 25, 2012

Second day of 2012 BIO International Convention showcased global financial and business developments that are shaping biotechnology sector. BIO President and CEO, Jim Greenwood, discussed most recent biotech medical breakthroughs, researchers who developed them, and patients who have benefited from new medicines. Super Session covered Ernst and Young's 26th annual report on state of biotech industry. Other topics included prior user rights and trade secrets, and developments in patentability. Read More

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Coalition Brings Life Science Issues to national stage.

June 25, 2012

Announced during 2012 BIO International Convention, Coalition of State Bioscience Institutes (CSBI) has been formed to ensure America's leadership in bioscience innovation. Participating 41 state bioscience organizations aim to deliver industry-led life science education, workforce development, and entrepreneurship programs through nationally coordinated effort. Currently, CSBI is identifying leading state programs for national consideration. Read More

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June 2012 Equipment Leasing Index shows decline in confidence.

June 25, 2012

Monthly Confidence Index for Equipment Finance Industry reflects overall market confidence of 48.5 in June, down from the May index of 59.2. Decline reflects growing concern over European debt crisis, U.S. unemployment, and regulatory and political uncertainty. In survey, 8.1% of executives expect improvement in business conditions over next 4 months, down from 17.1% in May. Industry executives differ on current and future outlook depending on market segment they represent. Read More

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ASTM Standard aims to resolve test result differences.

June 25, 2012

Proposed standard ASTM WK35585, Practice for Data Collection and Resolving Test Result Differences Between Buyer and Seller, will provide rational dispute resolution practice for contractors or material suppliers and agencies when test results from two different laboratories on same product differ. Some procedures described in standard include documentation to determine acceptable quality material, sample chain of custody, and determination of whether data comes from same population. Read More

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ASTM Water Committee develops standard for Carbon-14 sampling.

June 25, 2012

Proposed standard ASTM WK36397, Practice for Sampling of C-14 in Gaseous Effluents, is being developed by Subcommittee D19.04 on Methods of Radiochemical Analysis. Standard will help nuclear power plants, as well as other facilities at which fission reactions or spent fuel processing takes place, measure radionuclide carbon-14 in gaseous effluents as required by U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Interested participants are invited to contribute to development of ASTM WK36397. Read More