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Virginia Tech UAS Test Site is officially operational.

August 22, 2014

As announced by FAA, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University's unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test site program is ready to conduct research vital to integrating UAS into this nation's airspace. This was last of 6 nationwide sites to be declared operational. Marking this event, demonstration was given of Smart Road Flyer multi-rotor UAS. Flyer filmed simulated accident scene on smart road full-scale test-bed highway managed by Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. Read More

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White Paper facilitates comparison of lead-free alloys.

August 21, 2014

Analytical Procedures for Portable Lead-Free Alloy Test Data helps determine which alloy characteristics best match requirements. Written by IPC Solder Products Value Council in cooperation with iNEMI, white paper establishes test protocols for new solder alloys that provide data which is reproducible and not dependent on test location. Protocols formalize testing requirements, reduce testing cost, and help industry understand basic physics and metallurgy of lead-free alloys in applications. Read More

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FAA praises AMA for raising model aircraft safety awareness.

August 21, 2014

In honor of second annual National Model Aviation Day, FAA salutes Academy of Model Aeronautics for encouraging model aircraft safety and helping AMA members understand how to operate safely. AMA established National Model Aviation Day in 2013 to celebrate the hobby of flying model aircraft and share it with the public. AMA maintains a comprehensive safety program for its members and fosters a positive and cooperative environment for the aero-modeling community and the FAA. Read More

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EPA announces supplemental $11 million for Brownfields sites.

August 21, 2014

EPA announced $11 million in supplemental funding to help clean up contaminated Brownfields properties. Revolving Loan Funds will help 31 grantees carry out cleanup and redevelopment projects, which are expected to create more than 700 jobs and leverage over $57 million, while utilizing unique financing mechanisms and partnerships to protect people’s health and the environment. Grants range from about $200,000 to $500,000 with average award of $350,000. Read More

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Iwaki America and HI enter mutual Training Partner Agreement.

August 21, 2014

Training Partner Agreement between Hydraulic Institute (HI) and Iwaki America Incorporated lets both organizations leverage co-branded educational and training programs for pump end-users, distributors, and engineering consulting firms. Both companies will sponsor technical webinars and e-learning courses on pump topics as well as host Pump Systems Optimization course to the pump end-user marketplace. Iwaki America, Inc will host HI's Pump Systems Optimization course on October 16, 2014. Read More

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NREL Employee Wendy Dafoe awarded for long-term commitment.

August 21, 2014

Wendy Dafoe began work as temp at NREL in 1994 on what was to become Energy Department's Clean Cities Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC). After 20 years, Dafoe is still there but in full-time capacity as senior project leader. Dafoe works closely with Energy Department's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy staff to advance Clean Cities mission. In June, Energy Department gave Dafoe an award at Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meetings for her long-lasting commitment. Read More

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White House Council and EPA honor students and teachers.

August 14, 2014

White House Council on Environmental Quality, in conjunction with EPA, announced winners of annual Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators and President’s Environmental Youth Award, recognizing outstanding student leaders in environmental stewardship and K-12 teachers employing innovative approaches to environmental education. Awardees demonstrate creativity, innovation, leadership, and passion for community engagement needed to face difficult environmental challenges. Read More

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LIA's Medical LSO Courses will feature laser demonstrations.

August 14, 2014

Laser demonstrations at LIA's Medical Laser Safety Officer (MLSO) training courses provide students with first-hand experience with lasers in operating room. Made possible via partnership with surgical equipment provider Universal Hospital Services (UHS) Surgical Services, this improvement upon Advanced MLSO course involves hands-on skills validation training: suiting up and firing laser in tissue (meat and potatoes) and talking about laser systems and different delivery systems. Read More