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IP Awareness Assessment is available from USPTO online tool.

April 6, 2012

NIST's Manufacturing Extension Partnership and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office teamed up to create IP Awareness Assessment tool to help small companies and entrepreneurs evaluate their awareness of IP and learn how to protect it. Full assessment comprises questions on 5 IP protection categories: utility patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and design patents. Tool also covers IP best practices, using technology of others, licensing technology to others, and international IP rights. Read More

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Transportation Dept and FAA launch NextGen initiative in Houston.

April 5, 2012

Top U.S. Transportation Department and FAA officials met with aviation partners in Houston as part of collaborative effort to make air traffic control more efficient, help airlines improve on-time performance, and reduce emissions generated by aircraft flying into and out of Houston's airports. FAA estimates that as a result of the Houston Metroplex airspace initiative, airplanes will fly 648,000 fewer nautical miles annually, and up to 3 million gallons of fuel will be saved each year. Read More

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ASTM Workshop addresses properties of unsaturated soils.

April 5, 2012

ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal: Innovations in Characterizing the Mechanical and Hydrological Properties of Unsaturated Soils, will be held June 25. Workshop will discuss papers that were published in GTJ, which focused on soil-water retention curve and hydraulic conductivity, thermal properties, coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical properties, instrumentation and sensors as well as shear strength, volume change behavior, and dynamic properties of unsaturated soils. Read More

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April Workshop offers opportunity to help design NNMI.

April 5, 2012

Organized by Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO), Designing for Impact I: Workshop on Building the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation will be held April 25, 2012 in Troy, NY. Workshop participants will learn about principles and concepts behind National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) as well as participate in interactive sessions designed to solicit ideas on how to best structure network and Institutes for Manufacturing Innovation (IMIs). Read More

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Papers Invited for extended service engine coolants symposium.

April 5, 2012

Papers are invited for symposium on Global Testing of Extended Service Engine Coolants and Related Fluids, which will be held May 23, 2013 in Indianapolis, IN. Papers should address engine coolant test methods used to predict service capabilities of extended life coolant technologies; developments in aqueous/anhydrous engine coolant fluid technologies; engine coolant test method development; and updates and modifications to ISO 22241 Specifications for Diesel Exhaust Fluid. Read More

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AAMA encourages education during National Window Safety Week.

April 5, 2012

As partner of Window Safety Task Force, AAMA encourages everyone to recognize importance of practicing window safety. National Window Safety Week, April 1-7, is used as time to remind all households that open windows can be dangerous for young children who are not properly supervised. According to Window Safety Task Force, people should avoid placement of furniture near windows, install building code-compliant devices to limit window opening, and not rely on insect screens to prevent falls. Read More

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Layle Smith has been named Aluminum Association Vice-Chairman.

April 5, 2012

Layle K. (Kip) Smith, President and CEO of Noranda Aluminum Holding Company, has been appointed by Executive Committee to serve as Vice-Chairman of the Aluminum Association. "I am honored to be elected," said Smith, who continued, "I am especially excited to be joining the Association as it begins a new phase of communications on the sustainable nature of aluminum following the technical Sustainability Report released last September." Read More

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Cybersecurity Workshop addresses cyber-physical systems/industrial controls.

April 5, 2012

Scheduled for April 23-24, Cybersecurity for Cyber-Physical Systems workshop will address cybersecurity of SCADA systems and industrial controls. On first day, speakers from automotive and healthcare industries will discuss challenges they are facing while trying to deploy systems with built-in cybersecurity. Second day is devoted to cybersecurity for Smart Grid. Presenter will speak about how false data could be injected nefariously into Smart Grid and how these attacks could be mitigated. Read More