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ASTM Thermal Insulation Symposium issues call for papers. .

March 6, 2012

Papers are invited for Next-Generation Thermal Insulation Challenges and Opportunities symposium, which will be held October 23-24, 2013 in Jacksonville, FL. Symposium will provide forum for presentation and discussion of current research in field of insulation materials and systems. By October 23 of 2012, 250-300 word preliminary abstract is due which clearly defines objective and approach of work discussed, points out new material, and presents sufficient details about results. Read More

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BIO announces expansion of alliance development activities.

March 6, 2012

BIO has integrated its alliance development activities into one department as means of expanding engagement opportunities with external groups that share commitment to unleashing biotechnology's capability to benefit patients and consumers. Gillian Mullins will oversee BIO's external relationships with allied organizations, including patient advocacy organizations, physician and payer groups, universities, venture capital organizations, and state-based bioscience trade groups. Read More

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ASTM testifies during review of standards system.

March 6, 2012

Leading experts from ASTM International testified before committee of U.S. Congress during review of effectiveness of U.S. standards system. James L. Seay, chairman of ASTM Committee F24 on Amusement Rides and Devices, represented ASTM on panel of witnesses and described beneficial attributes of public and private collaboration in development of voluntary consensus standards. Seay recommended that countries and regions strive to embrace international standards criteria established by WTO. Read More

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IPC Honors DDi Corp, Flextronics with awards of recognition.

March 5, 2012

Peter Sarmanian Corporate Recognition Award, given to DDi Corp., honors an IPC member company that has taken leadership role and made contributions to industry while demonstrating support of IPC through participation in technical and/or management programs. Also, Stan Plzak Corporate Recognition Award was presented for Flextronics' initiative in enhancing industry while demonstrating support of IPC through participation in technical and/or management programs. Read More

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New NREL Fellows to help guide research.

March 5, 2012

NREL named Dr. Howard Branz and Dr. Michael Himmel to its Research Fellows Council. Branz is a leader in silicon photovoltaics who produced a world record in nano-structured solar cells, while Himmel is a biochemist whose work on cellulase simplified and lowered cost of converting biomass to fuel. Along with 5 current members of Council, they will advise NREL executive management on strategic direction of science and technology inquiry at the laboratory. Read More

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Douglas Pauls elected to chair IPC TAEC.

March 5, 2012

Douglas Pauls of Rockwell Collins will chair IPC Technical Activities Executive Committee for 2-year term. Presently, Pauls is General Chairman of IPC's Cleaning and Coating Committees and has led IPC efforts in bare board cleanliness, solder mask, surface insulation resistance, chemical characterization, conformal coating, and materials and process compatibility testing. He has also served as U.S. representative to ISO and IEC working groups on SIR and electromigration reliability standards. Read More

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BMW to display ActiveE at Electric Vehicle Conference.

March 5, 2012

BMW will display its first all-electric vehicle, ActiveE, at IEEE International Electric Vehicle Conference. With output of 170 hp and max torque of 184 lb-ft from standstill, BMW ActiveE accelerates from 0-60 mph in under 9 seconds. Newly developed lithium-ion batteries facilitate driving range up to 100 miles on full charge. Dr. Julian Weber, Head of Innovation Projects E-Mobility within "project i," BMW Group's EV think tank and product line, is slated as one of IEVC's keynote speakers. Read More

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Motion Control Market Report shows strong finish in 2011.

March 5, 2012

Statistics released by Motion Control Association (MCA) showed that orders for motion control products rose 17.7% in 2011. Gains also occurred in fourth quarter, rising 4% over same period in 2010. Referring to 2011 results, MCA VP Dana Whalls pointed out "double-digit growth across all product categories" tracked by MCA and also noted that "2011 is the second year in a row of double-digit growth." Reports examine orders and shipments by major product category quarterly and annually. Read More