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ISO/IEC JTC 1 Launches Incubator Group to deal with ICT and WPT.

April 13, 2012

International Organization for Standardization/International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC) Joint Technical Committee (JTC) 1, Information Technology, announced creation of Incubator Group on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) over Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) Technologies. Chartered for one year, group will research ICT issues related to wireless power transfer. Intentions include establishing framework of ICT over WPT and developing harmonized vocabulary for WPT. Read More

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EPA to allow 15% renewable fuel in gasoline.

April 13, 2012

EPA approved applications for registration of ethanol in making gasoline that contains up to 15% ethanol - known as E15. For over 30 years, ethanol has been blended into gasoline, but law limited it to 10% by volume. Registration of ethanol to make E15 is significant step toward production, sale, and use in 2001 and newer gasoline-fueled cars/light trucks. To enable widespread use of E15, Obama Administration set goal to help fueling station owners install 10,000 blender pumps over next 5 years. Read More

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Recovery Transformer Program produces EHV replacement prototype.

April 13, 2012

As part of a consortium, EPRI has helped develop prototype transformer that can replace damaged/destroyed transformer in ~1 week, instead of several months, to prevent sustained power outages. Prototype is known as a Recovery Transformer (RecX) and located at CenterPoint Energy substation for testing. Goal of RecX Program is to increase resilience of USA's electric transmission grid by reducing recovery time associated with extra high voltage (EHV) transformer outages. Read More

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Student Rocket Contest brings diverse talent to STEM pipeline .

April 12, 2012

With diverse range of backgrounds and interests, 100 teams will compete in tenth anniversary Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) national finals. Finalists include 600+ students from 29 states and U.S. Virgin Islands. Cross-section of American youth-based TARC teams, including all-girl team, 4-H club, rock band, and hockey team, bring varied perspectives and experiences to this competition, known for sparking careers in science, technology, math, and engineering (STEM). Read More

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LIA Corporate Member receives Innovation Challenge Award.

April 12, 2012

Aviation Week affirmed growing impact of laser additive manufacturing by awarding Fraunhofer ILT a 2012 Innovation Challenge award for BLISK produced faster and cheaper with lasers than with traditional milling. Days before receiving award, keynote speaker Dr. Ingomar Kelbassa of Fraunhofer ILT told audience at LAM 2012 how his firm can make an 80-blade high-pressure compressor blade-integrated disk with high-speed laser metal deposition in under 2 min/blade - at near net shape. Read More

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Experiment shows MRSA dies on antimicrobial copper surfaces.

April 12, 2012

Sponsored by International Copper Association and European Copper Institute, live webcast experiment demonstrated that Antimicrobial Copper effectively kills MRSA within 2 hours while it readily survives on stainless steel. When cleaned regularly, Antimicrobial Copper also kills greater than 99.9% of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecalis, Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter aerogenes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and E. coli O157:H7. Read More

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Keynote Speakers will examine automotive-plastics market trends.

April 12, 2012

Organized by Detroit Section of SPEĀ®, 14th annual SPEĀ® TPO Automotive Engineered Polyolefins Conference will run from September 30 to October 3, 2012 and feature 5 keynote speakers. Keynote titles/subjects include "The Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040," "Innovative Concepts for Automotive Interiors," "Throwing Light On the Future: Mega Trends and their Ability to Shape Personal Mobility," "Global Polyolefins Overview," and "Less Polypropylene in Automotive Applications." Read More

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ANSI Meeting to address Energy Efficiency Standards Panel.

April 12, 2012

Hosted by ANSI, exploratory meeting on April 25 will examine need for potential ANSI Energy Efficiency Standards Panel. Purpose of meeting is to gather input from stakeholders as to areas where ANSI standards panel would be most beneficial in coordinating U.S. approach to energy efficiency standardization activities. To accommodate broad participation, both in-person and webinar registration is available. Read More