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ANSI submits comments to NARA on Federal Register notice.

June 6, 2012

On February 27, 2012, Office of the Federal Register announced public comment period on petition filed by group of academics to amend National Archives and Records Administration's regulations governing approval of agency requests to incorporate materials by reference into Code of Federal Regulations. In its role as coordinator of U.S. standards and conformity assessment system, ANSI developed and submitted its response on behalf of the standardization community. Read More

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Political Analyst Jim VandeHei to present at NEMA's 2012 IEOC.

June 6, 2012

NFPA Industry and Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC), which will be taking place August 20-22, 2012 in Oak Brook, IL, will host Jim VandeHei, co-founder of POLITICO. He will present "Economics Political Impact on the Economic Climate" and later be joined by IEOC economists Alan Beaulieu and John Walker for Macro-Economic Speakers Forum. Along with presentations and other market forecasts/overviews, conference will also feature presentations on economics by Beaulieu and Walker. Read More

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Revised Standard offers guidance on high speeds, fine lines.

June 5, 2012

To help designers and manufacturers face challenges associated with rising chip speeds and decreasing system sizes, IPC has released A revision of IPC-4204, Flexible Metal-Clad Dielectrics for Use in Fabrication of Flexible Printed Circuitry. Updated standard, which details materials that let designers and manufacturers move to higher frequencies, addresses basic aspects of flexible circuit board design and also includes focused information. Read More

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University of Maryland wins 2012 Hydrogen Student Design Contest.

June 5, 2012

Panel of 16 judges from industry, government, and national laboratories declared University of Maryland's team, with 91% of available points, as Grand Prize winner of won 2012 Hydrogen Student Design Contest. Winning design - tri-generation system that produces electricity, heat, and hydrogen - would reduce equivalent of taking 2,300 cars off the road and utilizes organic and municipal solid waste via gasification and anaerobic digestion technology. Read More

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ANSI Welcomed 20 New Members in May 2012.

June 5, 2012

American National Standards Institute (ANSI) welcomed 20 new members in May 2012. These organizations join federation representing 125,000+ companies and 3.5+ million professionals. Under ANSI's umbrella, constituency works together to strengthen competitiveness of businesses operating in global marketplace as well as improve quality of life for citizens by developing, implementing, and promulgating voluntary consensus standards and related conformance assessment systems. Read More

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NASA releases NASA App 2.0 for iPhone and iPod Touch.

June 5, 2012

Completely rebuilt by team at NASA's Ames Research Center, NASA App 2.0 has fast intuitive interface that improves the way people can explore and experience NASA content on their mobile devices. App offers weather forecasts in spacecraft sighting opportunities section; maps, information, and links to all NASA visitor centers; section about NASA's programs; and ability to print, save, and access favorite items and bookmark images. Read More

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John Horsley addresses surface transportation bill inaction.

June 5, 2012

AASHTO Executive Director John Horsley issued statement regarding inability of House and Senate Conference Committee to reach agreement on surface transportation bill. According to Horsley, thousands of jobs will be lost unless House and Senate can put politics aside and move forward on a highway and transit bill. Without bill, America's surface transportation programs will shut down July 1 and next year, drastic cutbacks will need to be made because of revenue shortfall in Highway Trust Fund. Read More

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Electroindustry Business Confidence Index points to growth.

June 4, 2012

NEMA's Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American conditions decreased to 54.2 in May from 59.1 in April and 18.3 points cumulatively since February's post-recession high. Despite this decline, results continue to point to economic environment conducive to industry growth. EBCI for future North American conditions also lowered in May, off 11 points from April, but remained in positive territory at 70.8. Read More