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SAE International acquires ABP International.

April 5, 2012

Through stock purchase, SAE International has acquired ABP International, dba Tech Briefs Media Group. With primary offices in New York and New Jersey, Tech Briefs Media Group employs 35 people and publishes variety of design engineering magazines and supplements in both print and digital formats, including NASA Tech Briefs. Publications focus on R/D, design, and manufacturing topics spanning motion control, lighting, medical, defense, RF/microwave, embedded computing, photonics, and imaging. Read More

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OSA Journal covers thermal approach to invisibility cloaking.

April 4, 2012

In new approach to invisibility cloaking, team of French researchers has proposed isolating or cloaking objects from sources of heat. Researchers describe this method in paper titled "Transformation Thermodynamics: Cloaking and Concentrating Heat Flux," which can be found in OSA's Optics Express journal. Tapping into some principles of optical cloaking, method may lead to novel ways to control heat in electronics and, on larger scale, may prove useful for spacecraft and solar technologies. Read More

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Welding and Gases Today Magazine profiles Internet pioneer.

April 4, 2012

For 74 years, gases and welding distributor J.W. Goodliffe and Son has served customers in New York metro area from its headquarters in Linden, NJ. Now doing business as Cyberweld, distributor serves customers across the country through online retail website, Cyberweld.com. In its first 7 months, site grossed $40,000 in sales. By its third year, Cyberweld had reached more than $1 million in sales, and today, online business accounts for 80% of company's sales. Read More

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Vinyl Material Council publishes sustainability white paper.

April 4, 2012

Titled "Sustainable Vinyl: One material, virtually endless possibilities," VMC's white paper aims to dispel myths and confirm truths about vinyl as a sustainable material, as well as outline material's durability and sustainability. Significant portions of paper explain how vinyl measures up in terms of carbon neutrality, controlled waste management, zero-emissions, and zero accumulation of toxic materials in nature. Read More

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SAE International offers 3 volumes on Head Injury Biomechanics.

April 4, 2012

Offered individually or as set, Head Injury Biomechanics aids those studying head injury from range of causes: transportation, falls, sports, personal violence, and blast-related. Compendium includes 3 volumes: Skull Fracture, Brain Injury, and Mitigation. Each volume, edited by Jeffrey A. Pike, includes chapter that ties together various aspects of anatomy, injury, and injury mechanisms that set up technical papers which follow. Read More

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ASTM, NIBS Sign MOA to put focus on building enclosures.

April 4, 2012

In March 2012, ASTM International and National Institute of Building Sciences (Institute) signed memorandum of agreement (MOA) to improve building enclosure design and commissioning as well as facilitate broader understanding of building enclosures. Terms of this MOA state that ASTM will develop standards and personnel certification program on building enclosure commissioning, while Institute will focus on development of commissioning training program. Read More

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Q2 Economic Outlook Report shows steady growth.

April 4, 2012

Q2 2012 Equipment Leasing and Finance U.S. Economic Outlook forecasts healthy growth year over year, even though projected growth for 2012 slowed to 7% from previous 9%. Decline is due to slight downgrade of growth prospects, including expectancy that high oil prices will be significant drag. Report focuses on $628 billion industry and forecasts equipment investment and capital spending in USA and evaluates effects on various related and exogenous factors in play currently and into future. Read More

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ANSI Standards range from human cell lines to occupational risks.

April 4, 2012

Human cell lines are used in medical research as models of normal and cancer tissues. Aiming to prevent misidentification of cell lines, ANSI/ATCC ASN-0002-2011 outlines procedures for unambiguous authentication and identification using short tandem repeat profiling. Another voluntary standard, ANSI/ASSE Z590.3-2011, provides life-cycle assessment and design model that balances environmental and occupational safety and health goals over life span of facility, process, or product. Read More