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AWWA issues Call for Papers for April conference.

September 28, 2009

AWWA announced that 2010 Sustainable Water Management Conference and Exposition Call for Papers is now open. Scheduled for April 11-14, 2010, conference is co-sponsored by Water Research Foundation, WateReuse Association, International Desalination Association, and Sandia National Laboratories. It will feature combination of interactive learning tracks, including workshops, panel discussions, and oral presentations focusing on demand management and meeting water supply needs. Read More

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NIST to Receive 2008 Federal Library of the Year Award.

September 28, 2009

The Library of Congress Federal Library and Information Center Committee announced that NIST Information Services Division (ISD) will receive the 2008 Federal Library of the Year Award for the Large Library/Information Center Category. This division will be recognized for its Lab Liaison Program, implementation of electronic resources management system, and creation of Vision Implementation Project to engage staff in understanding ISD's vision and participating in strategic planning. Read More

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LaHood and Babbitt react to NATCA ratification vote.

September 28, 2009

According to U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, the union's ratification vote is great news and marks a new day between controllers and FAA. Secretary LaHood thanked Chairman Jane Garvey and mediators Rich Bloch and Dana Eischen for making agreement possible. FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt was pleased that the hard work that both negotiating teams devoted to this intense 3-month effort was affirmed overwhelmingly by NATCA'S membership in a ratification vote. Read More

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IPC Standard helps determine PCB current-carrying capacity.

September 28, 2009

IPC-2152, Standard for Determining Current-Carrying Capacity in Printed Board Design sets industry standard for determining appropriate sizes of internal and external conductors as a function of current-carrying capacity required and acceptable conductor temperature rise. It provides guidance on how thermal conductivity, vias, power dissipation, printed board material and thickness, and presence of copper planes factor into relationship between current, conductor size, and temperature. Read More

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FAA-ATA Better Way Winners announced at 52nd NDT Forum.

September 28, 2009

In association with the FAA, ATA recognized the recipients of the 2009 FAA-ATA Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Better Way award. This year's winning team - Application and Validation of Comparative Vacuum Monitoring (CVM) Sensors for In-Situ Crack Detection - was recognized for accomplishments in testing, evaluation, and validation of a sensor that detects cracks and flaws during inspection processes, especially in hard-to-access areas. Read More

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IPC honors George Milad with Presidents Award.

September 28, 2009

IPC has honored George Milad, of Uyemura International Corp., with IPC Presidents Award at IPC Midwest Conference and Exhibition on September 23, 2009. Milad has 25 years experience in PCB manufacturing industry and has participated in standards development since 1995. Serving as regular presenter and moderator, he joined IPC Technical Activities Executive Committee in 2003 and became Lifetime TAEC Member in 2008. Read More

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IPC Members celebrate anniversary and donate to education.

September 28, 2009

Endicott Interconnect Technologies Inc. and Lockheed Martin Systems Integration - Owego were honored at IPC Midwest Conference and Exhibition for 50 years of continuous site membership. Both companies chose Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging Center at Binghamton University to receive IPC donation of $1,500 for each company for scholarships, equipment, or programs related to electronics manufacturing and printed board technology. Read More

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Therapeutic Nanoparticles may help kill cancer cells.

September 28, 2009

In cooperation with colleagues at The Johns Hopkins University, Dartmouth College, the University of Manitoba, and 2 biopharmaceutical companies, a NIST research team has demonstrated that particles - essentially sugar-coated bits of iron oxide about 100 nm wide - could be potent cancer killers. Interactions help larger particles heat up when subjected to alternating magnetic field, and resulting heat destroys cancer cells. Read More

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AMCA International Members convene for 54th Annual Meeting.

September 28, 2009

Air Movement and Control Association International, Inc. (AMCA) members convened for their Annual Meeting in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada from September 10-12. AMCA President, Denis Labelle, and President of Mechanovent Corporation Chairman of the Board, Gary Benson hosted meetings. The in-person business and networking event enabled members and staff to discuss ideas such as CRP certifying process modernization and increasing acceptance of CRP on key products internationally. Read More

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NFB to honor Apple, GE, and Newegg.com.

September 28, 2009

On Sept 22, National Federation of the Blind will hold its first-ever Web Accessibility Day. Teaming up with the Maryland Technology Assistance Program, NFB will host day-long, in-depth panel on how to create accessible Web content that complies with federal and state regulations. Apple will be recognized for making its iPhone accessible to blind users, while GE and Newegg.com will be recognized for continued commitment to ensuring equal access to their Websites for blind consumers. Read More

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Two Experts named to earthquake advisory board.

September 25, 2009

Two distinguished earthquake experts have been named to serve on Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program by Patrick Gallagher, deputy director of NIST and acting NEHRP Interagency Coordinating Committee chair. New ACEHR members are John Hooper, director, Earthquake Engineering, of Magnusson Klemencic Associates, Seattle, WA, and Susan Tubbesing, executive director, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Oakland, CA. Read More

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Gallagher nominated to be 14th NIST director.

September 25, 2009

On Sept 10, the White House announced President's Barack Obama's intention to nominate physicist Patrick Gallagher to be 14th director of NIST. Gallagher, who has a doctorate in physics from the University of Pittsburgh, came to NIST Center for Neutron Research in 1993 to pursue research in neutron and X-ray instrumentation and studies of soft-condensed matter systems. In 2004, he became director of the NCNR, and in September 2008, he was appointed deputy director of NIST. Read More

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NIST Judges pick 15 organizations for final Baldrige review.

September 25, 2009

Panel of judges has selected 15 organizations for final review stage for 2009 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Experts will visit 2 organizations in manufacturing category, 2 in small business, 1 in education, 8 in health care, and 2 nonprofits, noting operational strengths and opportunities for improvement. Award recipients are expected to be announced in late November. Named after Malcolm Baldrige, 26th Secretary of Commerce, Baldrige Award was established by Congress in 1987. Read More

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NIST Workshop covers standards for voting machine data.

September 25, 2009

Common Data Format Workshop, to be held October 29 and 30, will address creation of common digital language for electronic voting system data. Workshop will bring together election officials, auditors, manufacturers, testing labs, and others involved in election analysis, and will aim to establish agreement on what goals of common format should be. In addition to auditability and transparency, possible goals include integration between polling and registration devices and easing transition to electronic record-keeping. Read More

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ANSI will host ISO General Assembly in 2012.

September 25, 2009

ANSI announced its intention to host 35th General Assembly of ISO for Standardization in San Diego. Formal offer and acceptance will be made at ISO Council meeting in September 2010. As host, ANSI will reaffirm U.S.'s commitment to international standardization; raise awareness of ISO to U.S. industry management; and contribute to spirit of international cooperation in standardization community. ANSI will offer sponsorship opportunities with benefits to contributing organizations. Read More

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ASHRAE Standard provides guidance for DOE federal standard.

September 25, 2009

Issued by the U.S. DOE, proposed federal standard for vending machines is based on ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 32.1-2004, Methods of Testing for Rating Vending Machines for Bottled, Canned and Other Sealed Beverages, which establishes uniform testing of refrigerated vending machines to determine energy consumption. DOE is adopting new energy conservation standards, finding that such standards "would result in significant conservation of energy and are technologically feasible and economically justified." Read More

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Kroger Retail Chain joins ZigBee Board of Directors.

September 25, 2009

The ZigBee Alliance announced that Kroger, the nation's largest grocery retailer, is now a Promoter level member and the newest member of the ZigBee Alliance Board of Directors. Kroger, which joined the ZigBee Alliance as a Participant member in 2008, spans 31 states with a variety of store formats and will play a key role in leading efforts to expand ZigBee use in the retail industry as well as "further strengthen the thriving ZigBee ecosystem," according to Bob Heile, chairman. Read More

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PMA releases September 2009 Business Conditions Report.

September 25, 2009

According to Sept 2009 Business Conditions Report, metalforming companies are less optimistic about trend in general activity and in expectations for new orders over next 3-month period than they were 1 month ago. Forty-seven percent of participants anticipate improvement in overall economic activity, down from 57% in August and 51% predict increase in orders, down from 62% in August. However, 53% report that shipping levels are above levels of 3 months ago, compared to 39% in August. Read More

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Smart Grid Standards Report will be open for public comment.

September 24, 2009

On September 24, 2009 in Washington, D.C., U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and NIST will present a report - NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards, Release 1.0 - for public comment. Following Locke's unveiling of the draft report at GridWeek 2009 at 8:30 am, an in-depth public briefing by NIST will include an opportunity for stakeholders to review the report's contents and learn about subsequent steps. The public will have 30 days to comment on the report. Read More

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ASTM and NACE collaborate on corrosion terminology standard.

September 24, 2009

ASTM and NACE International have created joint standard NACE/ASTM G193, Terminology and Acronyms Relating to Corrosion, developed by Subcommittee J01.02 under jurisdiction of J01, Joint ASTM/NACE Committee on Corrosion. According to Harvey Hack of Northrop Grumman Corp., standard will be used by corrosion organizations worldwide to prevent confusion in corrosion testing and in interpretation of related standards. It contains more than 400 terms, along with list of acronyms. Read More