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Two Advanced Laboratories open at NIST Boulder and JILA.

April 23, 2012

Located on NIST campus in Boulder, CO and at new X-Wing at JILA, Precision Measurement Laboratory for high-precision science and measurements supports technology innovation and economic growth as well as training of future scientists. Both laboratories tightly control environmental conditions such as vibration and temperature, as is required for cutting-edge research with lasers, atomic clocks, and nanotechnology. Labs also support micro- and nanofabrication of custom research devices. Read More

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International Swimming Pool and Spa Code(TM) optimizes safety.

April 23, 2012

In collaboration with Association of Pool and Spa Professionals, International Code Council has published International Swimming Pool and Spa Code(TM), which uses prescriptive and performance-related provisions to establish minimum safety requirements for public and residential pools, spas, and hot tubs. It is first to address aquatic recreation facilities as well as first to include ANSI/APSP energy standards for residential portable electric spas and residential in-ground pools and spas. Read More

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Standardization Workshop looks at global water challenges.

April 23, 2012

ISO's International Workshop on Water will examine ways international standardization can help alleviate needs of global populous who have no regular access to safe drinking water and those who live without proper sanitation. Hosted by JISC in Kobe, Japan on July 25-26 of 2012, workshop will raise awareness of water-related standardization and its potentials, propose and examine standardization initiatives, as well as identify priorities and define recommended action plan. Read More

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ASTM launches Supplier's Declaration of Conformity.

April 23, 2012

Responding to increasing requests from suppliers and their customers, ASTM International has developed Supplier's Declaration of Conformity. Program will benefit suppliers by enabling them to provide evidence to customers regarding conforming to ASTM test methods. Product test results will be registered with ASTM, and supporting documentation will show supplier's registration and acceptance by independent third party. Read More

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Dr. Kenneth St. John receives ASTM Award of Merit.

April 23, 2012

Kenneth St. John, Ph.D., associate professor at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MI, received Award of Merit from ASTM International Committee F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices. Member of ASTM International since 1980, St. John works on several F04 subcommittees, including U.S. Technical Advisory Group to ISO/TC 150 on Implants for Surgery. He currently serves as chairman of Subcommittees F04.16 on Biocompatability Test Methods and F04.92 on Planning. Read More

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ITA supports increased demand for titanium welding training.

April 23, 2012

On June 26, International Titanium Association will sponsor 1-day workshop, titled "How to Weld Titanium." Workshop will discuss various techniques of titanium joining and will primarily focus on GTAW, or TIG method. Specific topics to be covered include preparation for welding, cutting and cleaning; setup and correct titanium techniques; post-welding; quality control; stress relieving; and welding safety. Three hours of hands-on exercises will follow full-day workshop. Read More

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April 2012 MCI-EFI shows slowly growing industry confidence.

April 23, 2012

Designed to collect leadership data, April 2012 Monthly Confidence Index for Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) reports qualitative assessment of prevailing business conditions as well as future expectations. Overall, confidence in equipment finance market is 62.1, up from March's 61.7, while fourth consecutive month of increases indicates slow but steady rise in optimism. Depending on market segment they represent, executives offered differing views on current/future industry outlook. Read More

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EPA issues updated, achievable air pollution standards.

April 23, 2012

In response to court deadline, U.S. EPA has finalized standards, required by Clean Air Act, to reduce harmful air pollution associated with oil and natural gas production. Updated EPA standards include first federal air rules for natural gas wells that are hydraulically fractured, specifically requiring operators of new fractured natural gas wells to use cost-effective technologies and practices to capture natural gas that might otherwise escape the well, which can subsequently be sold. Read More