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Accreditation Paper Competition is still accepting entries.

April 22, 2009

All interested stakeholders are reminded that the deadline to submit entries for ANSI's paper competition on the value of accreditation in the global marketplace is April 30, 2009. The competition is in recognition of the first official US celebration of International Accreditation Day. Submitted papers must be no more than 2,000 words and highlight the value of accreditation in the global marketplace. Papers will be judged by representatives from various ANSI committees. Read More

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LIA releases 2009 version of Mastering Light DVD.

April 22, 2009

Designed for laser safety officers that train new employees, Master Light - An Introduction to Laser Safety and Hazards DVD fulfills both ANSI Z136.1 Safe Use of Lasers and OSHA training requirements for employees working with or around Class 3B or Class 4 lasers and laser systems. DVD runs for approximately 23 minutes and covers basic fundamentals of laser safety including beam hazards, control measures, bioeffects, classifications, and non-beam hazards. Read More

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HVAC/R Conference offers education/networking opportunities.

April 22, 2009

With nearly 100 educational sessions focusing on optimal indoor air quality, the technical program at ASHRAE's Annual Conference provides an environment for developing new skills and contacts. The technical program, running from June 21-24 in Louisville, KY, will address nearly every aspect of HVAC/R, from staying current with design practices to commissioning and good engineering business practices. This year, a full range of programs will be scheduled in the buildings track. Read More

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SME Conference to highlight American manufacturers.

April 22, 2009

Invited to be premier exhibitors at SME Composites Manufacturing 2009 and Tooling for Composites, Visioneering, Inc.; Bruce Diamond Corporation; Guhring, Inc.; and MTorres will showcase their products and commitment to American manufacturing. Taking place April 29-May 1, 2009, in San Diego, CA, event will include tabletop exhibits, networking opportunities, keynote presentations, learning sessions, and interactive roundtable consisting of SME's Composites Manufacturing Tech Group Members. Read More

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BIO highlights ways biotechology is helping to save planet.

April 22, 2009

In recognition of Earth Day, BIO is highlighting how biotech breakthroughs help reduce air emissions and water pollution while enabling development of sustainable, Earth-friendly products. Examples include cellulosic biofuel, which can reduce greenhouse gas emissions; biodegradable plastics that help reduce use of petrochemicals; transformation of algae into renewable fuels; and drought-resistant crops that enable agricultural production to withstand adverse growing conditions. Read More

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ANSI Opens Survey for US input on ISO's strategic plan.

April 22, 2009

As the US national member body to The International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) extends the opportunity to all interested US stakeholders to review ISO's "Consultation for the ISO Strategic Plan 2011-2015." Feedback on the ISO consultation document may be submitted via an open, online survey. While various specific issues/questions are featured, respondents can comment on any aspect of ISO and its standards development. Read More

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Dr. David Pui to speak at AFS Conference.

April 22, 2009

Scheduled for May 4-7, AFS 22nd Annual Conference will include keynote by Dr. David Y.H. Pui, who will speak on Integrative Filtration Research: Filtration of Nanoparticles, Bioparticles and Agglomerates; Nanofiber Filtration; Liquid-borne Particle Filtration. Other speakers will address Filter Selection, Product Development and Management at GE Water and Process Technologies, Kinetics of Dust Filtration, Customer's Perspective on Importance of Filtration, and Emerging Challenges of Fuel Filtration. Read More

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USPTO Statement supports consensus-based standards.

April 22, 2009

In statement delivered by United States Patent and Trademark Office, United States Government expressed strong support for private-sector led and public-sector supported U.S. standards system and for use of standards developed through open and consensus-based process. According to USPTO, standards developed through open process improve interoperability, facilitate interactions ranging from information exchange to international trade, and foster market competition. Read More

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ATA Report shows decline in passenger demand, cargo traffic.

April 21, 2009

In a report released by the Air Transport Association of America (ATA), content based on cumulative data provided by various airlines indicated that passenger revenue fell 23% in March 2009 versus the same month in 2008. This is the fifth consecutive month of year-to-year declining passenger revenue. Cargo traffic also declined 21% year over year in February 2009, matching the decline measured in January and marking the seventh consecutive month of year-to-year declining traffic. Read More

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ASHRAE funds thermal research for commercial kitchens.

April 21, 2009

ASHRAE is seeking to provide a cool and comfortable work environment for the 12.2 million people in the United States employed in the restaurant industry. Greg Duchane of ASHRAE's technical committee 5.10 on kitchen ventilation is overseeing project to understand thermal comfort in kitchens, which includes walk-in surveys and onsite data collections as well as 16 other projects. Proposals are due by May 18, 2009, with projects scheduled to begin by September 1. Read More

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NACD sponsors chemistry competition in Washington, DC.

April 21, 2009

Students from Washington International School were quizzed on chemistry concepts, important discoveries, and chemical safety awareness tips in the You Be The Chemist Challenge, an academic question-and-answer competition created by Chemical Educational Foundation. Winner advances to National YBTC Challenge, to be held on June 19 at National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, PA. There, winner will compete against students from 14 states for title of national champion. Read More

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ASTM publication covers effects of radiation on materials.

April 21, 2009

ASTM International technical publication, STP 1492, "Effects of Radiation on Materials: 23rd International Symposium," incorporates 18 papers focused on irradiation embrittlement of reactor pressure vessel steels. Research offers perspective on development and application of trend curves used to predict fracture toughness transition temperatures. Materials covered range from erbium tritide films to oxide dispersion strengthened ferritic steels. Read More

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NAM Urges Regulators to defer to congress on climate issue.

April 21, 2009

The National Association of Manufacturers urged the Environmental Protection Agency to avoid an "endangerment finding" that would trigger regulation of greenhouse gas (GHG)emissions under the Clean Air Act. Specifically, NAM warned that using outdated programs under the CAA as a tool for regulating GHG emissions will further burden the ailing economy while doing little or nothing to improve the environment. Read More

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Conferences to address composites used for green energy.

April 21, 2009

To discuss issues that can arise when working with composites, representatives from composite part manufacturers such as Knight and Carver, Comtek Advanced Structures, and Profile Composites, as well as manufacturers from transportation, aerospace, and defense companies will come together for SME Composites Manufacturing 2009 and Tooling for Composites conferences. Events will include manufacturing facility tours, keynotes, learning sessions, tabletop exhibits, and interactive roundtable. Read More

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ASTM International offers manual on Just-About-Right scales.

April 21, 2009

Manual 63, Just-About-Right (JAR) Scales: Design, Usage, Benefits, and Risks, is guide detailing use of JAR scales, including their application, construction, analysis, and interpretation, in consumer testing. It identifies risks associated with their use and includes various case studies for analyzing scale data as well as alternatives to such scales. Levels of product's attributes relative to respondent's theoretical suitable level are measured by JAR scales. Read More

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BIO announces Business Forum Program for 2009 Convention.

April 21, 2009

According to BIO, more than 180 companies have been confirmed to make partnering-oriented presentations at BIO Business Forum. Attendees will also have opportunity to participate in partnering meetings, executive training workshops, and full program of sessions geared toward life science professionals. BIO One-on-One Partnering® offers interactive environment that allows attendees to intelligently search, contact, and schedule private meetings with potential partners and investors. Read More

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Wastewater Treatment Guides help operators do the math.

April 21, 2009

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) announced the publication of 2 guides for wastewater treatment operators: Math for Wastewater Treatment Operators: Grades 1 and 2, and Grades 3 and 4. Both were written to provide students as well as operators with a focused way to prepare for challenging math problems likely to be encountered on certification exams. Each book also serves as a reference guide to common calculations that wastewater operators encounter every day on the job. Read More

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World Congress addresses synthetic biology's emergence, potential.

April 21, 2009

At the 2009 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing, thought leaders from the US and Europe will explore the implications of synthetic biology's rapid emergence. Brent Erickson of BIO said that "New applications of synthetic biology...have come forward at a rapid pace, highlighting the field's technology's potential." He also said that "Leaders in the field are relying on industrial biotechnology's long history of safety and best practices" for continued growth. Read More

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Webcasts offer best practices for pricing and planning.

April 21, 2009

Designed to help managers prevail over today's unique business challenges, Pricing in an Uncertain Economy: Theory and Practice and The State of the Economy and Future Outlook, will take place on May 12 and 19, respectively. Mary Abbazia and Tom Spitale will share methods to analyze pricing options and retain both fair product value and satisfied customers. Bob Shrouds will examine current business environment, discuss recession, and explore forces that will shape recovery. Read More

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Redbook ranks states by 50 economic indicators.

April 21, 2009

Sponsored by BKD, LLP, 2009 Competitiveness Redbook - National Edition offers guidance to companies looking to shape public policy. Redbook is updated each year to reflect changing legislative and policy actions by states, and also shifting economic trends. Each page features concise snapshot of 50 states according to 50 separate criteria, such as tax rates, exports, wages, average investment, energy usage, education levels, and union membership. Read More