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CEA Renews Commitment to startups and entrepreneurs at 2013 CES.

March 22, 2012

In addition to Eureka Park Challenge, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced plans to expand size of Eureka Park TechZone, a dedicated area showcasing innovative start-ups and entrepreneurs, by 40% at 2013 International CES®. Additionally, CEA renews its partnerships with 2 Eureka Park sponsors - National Science Foundation (NSF) and Startup America Partnership - to secure participation from start-up companies that will introduce innovative products at 2013 CES. Read More

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Proposed ASTM Standard measures dryness of propane.

March 22, 2012

Wet propane can cause operational issues in customer equipment and in downstream processes for refineries, producers, pipeline operators, terminals, and chemical plants. Proposed ASTM WK35244, Test Method for Determination of Water Content of Liquefied Petroleum Gas Using Electronic Moisture Analyzers, is under jurisdiction of ASTM International Committee D02 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants and will be used for measuring dryness of propane. Read More

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Composite Materials Committee elects Adam Sawicki as chairman.

March 22, 2012

ASTM International Committee D30 on Composite Materials named Adam Sawicki, technical fellow at Boeing Co., as chairman. Member of ASTM International since 2000, Sawicki also chairs D30.90 Executive Subcommittee and has served as recording secretary and vice chairman of D30. Committee has recognized his contributions with Distinguished Service Award in 2006 and Awards of Appreciation in 2007 and 2009. Also, he received Service Award for his term on ASTM Committee on Standards in 2008. Read More

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By-Pass Filter Technologies to be reviewed at MATS 2012.

March 21, 2012

At upcoming SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress, D3 Consulting President Karl Dedolph will lead "Technological Advancements in Secondary Filtration Devices" panel discussion. Private management group, formed by Paul K. Young, created Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in early 1970's. This year's show at Louisville Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center takes place March 22-24 and will host 1,300+ Exhibitors and 90,000 trucking professionals. Read More

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AEM offers introductory hydraulics course.

March 21, 2012

Association of Equipment Manufacturer's "Introduction to Hydraulics" course, taking place on March 27, 2012 in Milwaukee, WI, will focus on lubrication fundamentals, hydraulic fluids, and applications. This one-day course will include topics such as friction, lubrication, wear, lubricant maintenance and oil analysis, hydraulic fluid composition and function, and hydraulic applications. Read More

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Lisa P. Jackson announces Anacostia River Revitalization Fund.

March 21, 2012

Administrator Lisa P. Jackson and David O'Neill of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation joined Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes-Norton of the District of Columbia to announce creation of The Anacostia River Revitalization Fund. The fund, which will invest $1 million in restoration activities this year, with total goal of investing $5 million over next 3 years, will be used protect and restore Anacostia River and to create national model for watershed conservation. Read More

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Construction Unemployment dips to 17.1% in February.

March 21, 2012

Despite loss of 13,000 construction jobs in February, industry's unemployment rate dipped to 17.1%, down from 17.7% in January, according to U.S. Labor Department's March 9 employment report. Nation's construction industry has added 65,000 jobs, or 1.2% since February 2011, when unemployment rate stood at 21.8%. Both residential and nonresidential building construction sectors added 2,000 jobs in February for year over year increases of 2.3% and 1.3%, respectively. Read More

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MCA Announces Free Webinar on motion, vision integration.

March 21, 2012

On March 23, 2012 from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon EST, Motion Control Association (MCA), in collaboration with AIA, global trade association for vision and imaging industry, will host free webinar on Advanced Motion and Vision Integration. It will be presented by Senior Engineer Priya Ramachandran from National Instruments, and participants will gain in-depth knowledge of different integration levels as well as benefits of motion and vision integration. Read More