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Femtosecond Laser Scalpel brings precision to laser surgery.

May 1, 2012

Team of researchers from University of Texas at Austin has developed small, flexible endoscopic medical device fitted with femtosecond laser "scalpel" that can remove diseased or damaged tissue while leaving healthy cells untouched. Researchers will present their work at Conference on Lasers and Electro Optics, May 6-11. Thinner than a pencil and less than 1 in. long, device combines mini-microscope with laser capable of generating pulses of light 200 quadrillionths of a second in duration. Read More

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Standard will improve radiometry-related uncertainty estimates.

April 30, 2012

Proposed standard, ASTM WK36479, Practice for Uncertainty Evaluation of Calibration and Measurements with Pyranometers and Pyrheliometers, is being developed by Subcommittee G03.09 on Radiometry, part of Committee G03 on Weathering and Durability. Standard will improve accuracy and usefulness of radiometry-related uncertainty estimates in solar renewable energy applications, such as system performance and acceptance testing, resource assessment, and solar energy system design engineering. Read More

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PTDA offers 2012 PTDA Membership Directory.

April 30, 2012

The 2012 PTDA Membership Directory includes power transmission/motion control distributors with complete company contact information of top executives; number and location of branches; and manufacturers' lines represented by firm. Resource also highlights PT/MC manufacturers with company contact information of top-level management, plus product categories manufactured. In addition, directory covers associate members and phone/e-mail information for PTDA volunteer leaders. Read More

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EPRI's Distribution System Simulator supports GIC simulation.

April 30, 2012

OpenDSS software is a comprehensive electrical power system simulation tool for electric utility industry, and supports nearly all frequency domain analyses commonly performed on electric utility power distribution systems. In joint effort with North American Electric Reliability Corporation and other utility participants, EPRI has improved capability of OpenDSS program to include simulation of geomagnetically induced currents in network transmission systems. Read More

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BIO Asks House Committee to extend critical tax provisions.

April 30, 2012

BIO submitted statement to House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures for hearing on "Certain Expiring Tax Provisions." As written in his testimony, BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood noted the "tremendous potential" of emerging technologies in advanced biofuels, renewable chemicals, and biobased products that are ready for commercial deployment, address U.S.-based challenges, but cannot secure needed capital for "first-of-a-kind biorefinery construction" without support. Read More

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IPC APEX EXPO 2013 space selection process to begin in May.

April 30, 2012

Number of exhibitor contracts for IPC APEX EXPO® 2013 is nearing double-digit growth over same time last year. According to IPC Sales Director Mary Mac Kinnon, 111,300 ft² has been contracted to date. Event will take place February 19-21 at San Diego Convention Center, and IPC will begin space selection process on May 22. Mac Kinnon stated, "Our number one priority is to ensure that our exhibitors and attendees have the best and most comfortable environment to conduct and grow business." Read More

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BIO President comments on National Bioeconomy Blueprint.

April 30, 2012

According to statement made by BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood, BIO applauds President Obama's leadership in creating National Bioeconomy Blueprint and identifying bioeconomy as priority for his Administration. Biotech sector directly employs 1.42 million workers and supports an additional 6.6 million jobs nationwide. With Administration's support, and by reducing red tape, paperwork, and unnecessary delays, biotech sector can expand its role as an economic engine for growth. Read More

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Power Systems Conference will focus on energy-optimized aircraft.

April 30, 2012

To be held in Mesa, AZ from October 30 to November 1, SAE 2012 Power Systems Conference will highlight technology in transition in military and commercial aerospace as well as other military power system applications. Focus will be on Energy Optimized Aircraft (EOA): bringing avionics, systems, and engines together in optimized way. Additionally, technical sessions, panel discussions, and keynote presentations will highlight this event. Read More