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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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Pump Systems Matter announces upcoming management briefing.

June 4, 2012

Slated for June 20, 2012, PSM's management briefing will address pump systems performance and impact on bottom lines. Webinar is intended for individuals involved in making decisions for pumping system improvement opportunities and purchasing. Taught by William Livoti of GIW Industries, session will cover cost savings identified from pump system assessments; why energy costs are rising; efficiency and optimization; total cost of system ownership; and real case studies. 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

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Cybersecurity Center to host kickoff workshop.

June 4, 2012

On June 26, 2012, National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence will host workshop to introduce center, which will bring together experts from industry, government, and academia to develop practical, interoperable cybersecurity approaches that address real-world needs of complex IT systems. Attendees will learn about center's public-private structure and will have chance to provide input on possible "use case" analyses that are expected to form central focus of center's collaborative efforts. Read More

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Academic, Tech Transfer Communities features at 2012 BIO convention.

June 1, 2012

To highlight role of academia in advancement of biotechnology field, 2012 BIO International Convention (June 18-21 in Boston, MA) will feature BIO Academic Park and the Translational Research Forum. BIO Academic Park will, according to Program Co-Chair Dr. Abigail Barrow, provide opportunity to connect or establish tighter link between academic, industry representatives, and investors. Attendees will also be able to meet with Tech Transfer office representatives. Read More

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IPC Midwest to focus on working smarter to increase reliability.

June 1, 2012

Taking place August 22-23, 2012 in Schaumburg, IL, IPC Midwest Conference and Exhibition(TM) will highlight advances in assembly materials, assembly processes, and reliability testing to help address challenges in manufacturing defect-free, quality electronics. In addition to others, sessions will address such specific topics as Bottom Termination Components (BTCs), assembly coatings and alternatives, reliability testing, and processing for solder related materials. Read More