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NIST develops validation tool for cell phone forensics.

December 3, 2009

Researchers at NIST have developed technique aimed at improving validation of crime lab's cell phone forensics tools. Early experiments show promise for easier, faster, and more rigorous assessments than with existing methods. Experimental application, called SIMfill, can be used to automatically upload cell phone data such as phone numbers and text messages to populate test SIMS that can then be recovered by forensic cell phone tools. Read More

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NIST launches Smart Grid Interoperability Panel.

December 3, 2009

Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) will provide technical guidance to NIST, specify testing/certification requirements, and oversea performance of activities related to development of interoperability and cyber security specifications. Initial membership includes over 370 organizations spread among 22 stakeholder categories. At inaugural meeting, Members in 17 of 22 categories elected representative to governing board, while all voted on 3 at-large board members. Read More

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AASHTO President plays role in major U.S. DOT event.

December 3, 2009

AASHTO President and Mississippi DOT Executive Director, Larry L. "Butch" Brown, shared the stage with U.S. Transportation Secretary, Ray LaHood, at the first Surface Transportation Reauthorization Tour. In remarks introducing his session, "Economic Development and State of Good Repair," Brown said that preserving the transportation system we have and adding needed capacity to meet continuing population growth should be one of nation's top priorities. Read More

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BIO opens media registration for international convention.

December 3, 2009

Media registration for BIO International Convention is available online from now through April 23, 2010. Scheduled for May 3-6, 2010, in Chicago, IL, event will draw from 15,000-17,000 industry leaders, and will feature over 125 sessions in 17 tracks. Product Focus Zones will include BioProcess, Business Services, Clinical Trials, Contracts, Discovery, and BioPark. Convention will cover 200,000 net sq ft and host more than 1,800 exhibitors. Read More

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ANSI Board approves ANSI/AMCA standard 550-09.

December 3, 2009

On November 16, 2009, the Board of Standards Review of ANSI approved ANSI/AMCA Standard 550-09, Test Method for High Velocity Wind Driven Rain Resistant Louvers. It was previously approved by AMCA membership on July 26, 2008, before ANSI approval process. Standard is intended to demonstrate acceptability of louver installations in essential/nonessential facilities that remain in operation during high-velocity wind conditions, and where water infiltration must be managed. Read More

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Board of Standards Review approves ANSI/AMCA Standard 510-09.

December 3, 2009

AMCA International announced that the Board of Standards Review of ANSI approved ANSI/AMCA Standard 510-09, which establishes test methods used in measuring performance of dampers used in utility and heavy industry. Products covered within scope of ANSI/AMCA 510-09 include dampers used to isolate one section of duct system from another section, and dampers used to control flow of gas, including specific gas, mixture of gas and air, or air alone. Read More

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ASTM Clothing Standard covers flame-resistant rainwear.

December 2, 2009

ASTM F2733, Specification for Flame Resistant Rainwear for Protection Against Flame Hazards, provides minimum requirements for flame-resistant rainwear used by workers exposed to flash fire and other flame hazards. Under jurisdiction of Subcommittee F23.80, it is intended for safety and purchasing personnel and other employees in petrochemical industry. Most rainwear that meets requirements will also protect against hot liquid splash hazards, according to Thomas Neal. Read More

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Five New Members are welcomed by ANSI in November 2009.

December 2, 2009

Spring Manufacturers Institute, Cactus Commerce, Wolf Robotics LLC, Nu Flow, and APP DO Brasil Isoladores E Ferragens Ltda were welcomed as members by ANSI in November 2009. Participation in ANSI enables them to access information and business intelligence not available elsewhere. Also, membership fosters building of relationships that provide voice and influence over standardization and conformity assessment decisions directly affecting their businesses. Read More

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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