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Media Registration available for National Venture Conference.

March 2, 2009

Hosted by BIO, National Venture Conference is a forum to connect select early-stage, private biotech companies with elite group of healthcare venture investors. It will feature keynote sessions and workshops highlighting industry trends, with focus on success factors for early-stage companies, market trends, and financing. Through networking opportunities, industry CEOs and venture capital leaders will have opportunity to discuss emerging technologies and partnership opportunities. Read More

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NAM President supports Gary Locke as Commerce Secretary.

March 2, 2009

NAM President and CEO, John Engler, commended President Barack Obama for nominating former Washington Governor, Gary Locke to serve as U.S. Secretary of Commerce. He stated that Gary has an acute awareness of business and excellent experience in areas that are important to manufacturers such as protecting intellectual property, investing in transportation and infrastructure, and implementing smart tax policies that create jobs. Read More

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Collaborative Research addresses delayed entanglement.

March 2, 2009

Researchers from NIST and the University of Maryland have announced a growing ability to control the quantum dynamics phenomenon known as entanglement. They can cache sizable amounts information in a quantum buffer without disturbing fragile entanglement of quantum states at center of quantum computing. While delayed entanglement has been demonstrated before for individual photons, it has never been accomplished in information-rich quantum images as it has now. Read More

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NIST Researchers build tool for exploring materials properties.

March 2, 2009

Researchers at NIST and Johns Hopkins University have constructed the Multi-Axis Crystal Spectrometer (MACS), which may aid in identifying materials for nanotechnology and industrial applications. System will help scientists analyze how neutrons scatter from sample, providing 20 channels for detection. Information about magnetic interactions can be obtained even from nanostructured thin film samples. Team expects to issue full call for proposals to use it in about 6 months. Read More

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Co-Located Events to feature record amount of exhibitors.

March 2, 2009

Scheduled for March 9-12, World of Asphalt Show and Conference is co-locating with AGG1 Aggregates Forum and Expo in Orlando, FL. Number of exhibiting companies signing on for World of Asphalt is on target to break show record with current numbers at 200+ exhibitors using more than 58,000 net sq-ft of exhibit space. AGG1 show has surpassed its exhibit sales goals, with 130-plus exhibitors taking more than 27,000 net sq-ft of exhibit space. Read More

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FMA Economist criticizes President Obama's trade policy.

March 2, 2009

In the FMA economic update newsletter Fabrinomics, Dr. Chris Kuehl stresses importance of addressing trade during recession. Kuehl states that coherent trade policy is necessary if U.S. is going to navigate challenge of trade, other nations' protective impulses, and tendency of U.S. companies to retreat into isolationist strategies. Some blame trade for loss of U.S. jobs, Kuehl also notes, but he says studies do not support such assertions. Read More

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AMT makes organizational changes to focus on member needs.

March 2, 2009

AMT has consolidated all communications functions under Peter Eelman, VP - Exhibitions and Communications. New member recruitment will be overseen by Patrick McGibbon and member retention initiatives will be developed/directed by Jeffery Traver. Resources created for IMTS will be utilized as communication tools to help Association and engage membership, according to Eelman. Other areas of focus address updating website, using social networking, and identifing communication methods that meet member needs. Read More

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Ethernet Standard will support FDT technology.

March 2, 2009

An annex to FDT specification for SERCOS III enables the high-performance real-time Ethernet communication standard to support FDT Technology, which is used by manufacturers to connect fieldbus devices to various software environments. FDT Technology standardizes communication interface between fieldbus devices and engineering tools, and extending this specification to SERCOS III lets users configure SERCOS III devices via FDT's DTM device drivers. Read More

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Toshi Hori receives Automated Imaging Achievement Award.

March 2, 2009

Toshi Hori, President of GEViCAM Inc., was presented with 2009 Automated Imaging Achievement Award during ceremony held at AIA's 17th Annual Business Conference. Mr. Hori was nominated by AIA members and selected by Board of Directors, who wished to recognize Mr. Hori for innovations and contributions to machine vision and imaging industry. During his career, he worked to bring standardized camera interfaces to industry, starting with Camera Link® and getting involved in GigE Vision(TM) protocol. Read More

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SME Board of Directors continues to support manufacturers.

March 2, 2009

While federal stimulus package was working its way through Congress, SME Board of Directors met to discuss state of economy and how SME can best supports its members and manufacturing industry. Board approved special discounted membership rate for those displaced workers in need of SME's products, services, and networking. Unemployed manufacturing professionals can apply for special rate for 6 month membership with full benefits by contacting SME. Read More

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AEM announces 2009 schedule of education programs.

March 2, 2009

AEM educational seminars are designed for off-road equipment manufacturing industry professionals. They cover marketing as well as customer support, product safety and compliance, and product liability issues, combining presentations by leading business and industry experts with peer-to-peer roundtable discussions, case studies, and question-and-answer sessions. In addition, AEM Annual Conference, regional sales manager meetings, and senior-level forum will also be held. Read More

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NACD and Congress to modernize toxic substance legislation.

March 2, 2009

Following 1st hearing of 111th Congress on reform of Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), NACD said TSCA should enable EPA to prioritize on chemicals that pose most risk, based on hazard, use, and exposure. It also urged Congress to build upon work of Chemicals Assessment and Management Program and to provide EPA with funds needed to carry out its mission. NACD believes this will optimize testing process and availablity of information on chemicals. Read More

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OMAC to hold seminar at Packaging Automation Forum 2009.

March 2, 2009

OMAC's first Connect-and-Pack(TM) Seminar will take place at Packaging Automation Forum 2009, located at InterContinental Chicago O'Hare, on Monday, March 30. Featured as part of Make2Pack and Connect-and-Pack(TM) Workshop Program, seminar will be led by Dave Chappell and Dave Bauman. Representatives from end user and technology provider companies will also offer in-depth information. Workshop will also feature various hands-on technology demonstrations. Read More

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ASHRAE addresses updates to BACnet standards.

March 2, 2009

ASHRAE published newest version of Standard 135-2008, BACnet® - A Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks. Publication includes 7 addenda that add BACnet/Web services and new objects for Event Log, Trend Log Multiple, Load Control, and Access Door. Committee has 11 addenda in process for 2008 version. Made in cooperation with members of ZigBee Alliance, addendm q datalink specification allows mains-powered BACnet devices to communicate over ZigBee wireless mesh network. Read More

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Random Antenna Arrays boost emergency communications.

February 27, 2009

According to theoretical analyses, simulations, and proof-of-concept experiments performed at NIST, first responders could boost their radio communications at disaster site by setting out just 4 extra transmitters in random arrangement to significantly increase signal power at receiver. Vast amount of metal and steel-reinforced concrete in buildings and rubble often interferes with or blocks radio signals. NIST's work may provide practical solution to this common problem. Read More

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NEMA Guide addresses electrical equipment maintenance safety.

February 27, 2009

NEMA has published NEMA SG 10-2008 Guide to OSHA and NFPA 70E Safety Requirements when Servicing and Maintaining Medium-Voltage Switchgear and Circuit Breakers Rated Above 1,000 Volts. Guide emphasizes basic principles and guidance for safety for switchgear assemblies that may contain but are not limited to devices such as power circuit breakers, interrupter switches, selector switches, power fuses, controls, instrumentation, metering, and other protective equipment. Read More

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Automotive Metalcasting Report assesses change to come.

February 27, 2009

Prepared by SupplierBusiness, Automotive Metalcasting Report is a definitive market review that includes detailed survey of metalcasters' views of industry, and discusses likely changes in automotive industry and their implications up to 2012. Additional report features include roles of technology and how usage of metal is evolving; detailed regional reviews for North America, Europe, and Asia; company profiles of all major players in industry; and global supplier directory. Read More

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NIST updates recommendations for telework data security.

February 27, 2009

NIST has updated its guide on maintaining data security while teleworking with Special Publication 800-46 Revision 1, Guide to Enterprise Telework and Remote Access Security. It recommends that organization's remote access servers be located and configured in ways that protect organization and that home-based devices used for telework be configured with proper security measures. Companion publication offers advice for individuals on securing their mobile devices. Read More

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Colorado Governor honors NIST Internet Time Service.

February 27, 2009

Governor Bill Ritter of Colorado presented the 2009 CO-LABS Governor's Awards for Research Impact to scientists from 5 federal research laboratories, including NIST. The award in IT was presented to physicist Judah Levine for his development of NIST Internet Time Service, which lets users synchronize computer clocks via the Internet. NIST Internet Time Service provides exact time in response to daily inquiries from clients that rely on electronic transactions. Read More

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NIST Fabrication Facility adds electron beam lithography system.

February 27, 2009

NanoFab (nanoscale fabrication facility) at NIST is expanding its capabilities to serve those specializing in development of nanotechnology-related products and processes. Managed by NIST's Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST), national user facility is adding second high-voltage, large-field electron-beam lithography system into operation in April. Recently, center added Heidelberg DWL-66FS laser pattern generator, Oxford FlexALRPT, and 2 ICP reactive ion etch systems. Read More