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AEM urges Congressional action on Russian trade.

March 26, 2012

With Russia joining World Trade Organization in coming months, Congress must act by granting Russia Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) in order for U.S. workers and businesses to benefit from Russia's agreement to lower overall tariff rates, enhance IP enforcement, and diminish technical barriers to trade. According to AEM, if Congress does not grant Russian PNTR, U.S. equipment manufacturers will be at significant economic disadvantage in Russian marketplace. Read More

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Research Summary provides results from solar storm activity.

March 26, 2012

EPRI measures geo-magnetically induced currents through its SUNBURST program, a system of strategically positioned monitoring sites throughout U.S. and Canada. It uses data from that system, to provide guidance to utilities on keeping power delivery system functioning during solar storms. According to EPRI, nation's grid system was largely unaffected as 2-day solar storm pummeled Earth starting March 8 with massive blast of plasma that was ejected from the sun at as much as 4 million mph. Read More

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PMI Names Committee Co-Chairs to 3-year terms starting in April.

March 26, 2012

Based on PMI meeting attendance, leadership, expertise, and overall commitment, PMI president Stewart Yang made his selections for 2 chairs to serve on PMI's Focus and Standing Committees. Marketing Council will be co-chaired by Kohler Co.'s Rick Reles, who will serve alongside current co-chair Tim Doyle of Amerikam. Government Affairs Standing Committee will be co-chaired by Daniel Gleiberman of Sloan Valve Company and David MacNair of InSinkErator. Read More

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EPA Adds Hazardous Waste Sites to Superfund priority list.

March 26, 2012

U.S. EPA is adding 9 hazardous waste sites that pose risks to people's health and environment to National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites and is proposing to include 10 additional sites. With all NPL sites, EPA works to identify companies or people responsible for contamination and require them to conduct or pay for cleanup. For newly listed sites without viable potentially responsible parties, EPA will investigate full extent of contamination before starting significant cleanup. Read More

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BIO opens nominations for 2012 Biotech Humanitarian Award.

March 26, 2012

BIO is accepting nominations for fourth annual Biotech Humanitarian Award, which is given to individual who has harnessed potential of biotechnology to heal, fuel, or feed the planet. Award honors work that aims to reduce human suffering significantly, enhance human experience in way that has clear and direct benefit to society, or improves health of planet. Additional consideration will be given to approaches that are at a turning point and may potentially have immeasurable influence. Read More

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IPC Technology Roadmap provides vision of future boards, assemblies.

March 26, 2012

Released at IPC APEX EXPO® 2012, 2011 IPC International Technology Roadmap for Electronic Interconnections incorporates data and comparisons to help users serve clients and/or guide their companies in identifying, selecting, and developing appropriate technology alternatives to create products needed for future markets. Roadmap includes regional analysis and comparison and also links emulators to industry standards and specifications. Read More

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LAM 2012 presented attendees with manufacturing's future.

March 26, 2012

Held February 29 to March 1, LAM 2012 put Laser Additive Manufacturing (LAM) technology at its forefront. Workshop gave nearly 200 attendees look at traditional laser cladding practices as well as cutting-edge future of photonic manufacture. Expert keynote speakers Terry Wohlers and Dr. Ingomar Kelbassa of Fraunhofer ILT detailed advances in rapid production using powder bed and freeform methods. Notable advances were cited by such companies as Boeing, Airbus, and Fraunhofer ILT. Read More

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Workshop on ASR Testing takes on ready-mix perspective.

March 26, 2012

Workshop on ASR Testing, Specification Management and Mitigation from a Ready-Mix Perspective, will be held June 24 in San Diego, CA. Sponsored by ASTM International Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates, workshop will provide forum for discussion from ready-mix concrete producer's perspective of ASR specifications and limits. Presentations will showcase challenges faced by producer when confronted with real world situations. Read More