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Fluid Power Workforce Summit combines with CCEFP Annual Meeting.

June 12, 2012

Registration is open for National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) Workforce Summit and the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) Annual Meeting. Collaboratively connecting students and industry, NFPA and CCEFP will present one event dedicated to education, research, and connections. Speed meetings, resume exchange, customized presentations, industry networking kiosks, poster sessions, and elevator pitches will take place September 24-26, 2012 in Urbana-Champaign, IL. Read More

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Martha C. Anderson to discuss Mapping Water Use from Space.

June 12, 2012

On Thursday, June 14, public is invited to free lecture titled "Mapping Water Use from Space," which will be presented at the Library of Congress. Martha C. Anderson, a research physical scientist at USDA's Agricultural Research Service, will discuss mapping techniques and uses for satellite-derived evapotranspiration, providing examples in western U.S. water management, drought monitoring, and international applications in food and water security. Read More

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HI enlists participants to review Rotodynamic Pump draft.

June 12, 2012

Under ANSI approval, Hydraulic Institute is seeking qualified individuals to participate in review process of newly completed standard for Rotodynamic Vertical Pumps. Standard provides design/application information, including principle features of pump type and necessary precautions for proper use. Document includes information applicable to vertical diffuser and submersible motor deep well and short-set pumps that are driven by vertical electric motors or horizontal engines with right angle gears. Read More

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NEMA Responds to Homeland Security Appropriations bill passage.

June 12, 2012

NEMA responded to House of Representatives' passage of H.R. 5855, fiscal year 2013 Homeland Security Appropriations bill. Citing NEMA-member technologies as critical to air travel security, NEMA VP of Government Relations Kyle Pitsor praised areas of investments in Homeland Security appropriations bill. He also expressed pleasure regarding "continued support for efforts at the border to protect intellectual property rights by Customs and Border Protection." Read More

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Stencil Design Guidelines have been updated with new materials.

June 12, 2012

To help designers and board assemblers address challenges of working with new materials and smaller, finer-pitch components, IPC-7525B provides guidelines for design and fabrication of stencils for solder paste and SMT adhesive with discussion on through-hole and mixed technology. This updated standard includes differences for tin-lead and lead-free solder paste, overprint, 2-print, and step stencil designs. Example order form and inspection checklist are also included. Read More

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Standard offers test method for stormwater treatment products.

June 12, 2012

ASTM WK36628, Test Method for Measuring Effectiveness of Filtration Products for Stormwater Treatment, is being developed by Subcommittee C27.70 on Precast Concrete Products for Stormwater Management, part of ASTM International Committee C27 on Precast Concrete Products. Standard will specifically consider how to determine hydraulic characteristics of filtration system by experimentally determining hydraulic conductivity of filter within the unit. Read More

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EPA recognizes environmental innovation at science competition.

June 12, 2012

Thabit Pulak, a sophomore at Richardson High School in Richardson, TX, was named recipient of EPA's Patrick H. Hurd Sustainability award for demonstrating commitment to environmental sustainability and stewardship. Pulak's project, a Home-Based Arsenic Bio-Sand Water Filter, uses nano particles made with kitchen materials easily found in Southeast Asia to enhance bio-sand water filter, so that it removes arsenic from water. Pulak will participate in National Sustainable Design Expo in 2013. Read More

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EPA awards $2 million to small businesses.

June 12, 2012

U.S. EPA's Small Business Innovation Research program awarded $2 million to 25 companies in support of technology development toward sustainable solutions for the environment. Technological concepts submitted to this year's competition include drinking water monitoring and treatment, sustainable infrastructures, green building, innovation in manufacturing, greenhouse gas reduction, air pollution monitoring, and control and waste monitoring and management. Read More