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NAFS User Guide covers North American Fenestration Standard.

June 26, 2014

AAMA, Canadian Standards Association, and Window & Door Manufacturers Association released User Guide to 2011 AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440, North American Fenestration Standard/Specification for windows, doors, and skylights. Developed as non-mandatory, advisory document and published as public service, guide covers proper application of NAFS. It contains informative commentary, illustrations, and examples to help answer common questions associated with standard. Read More

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NASA partners with Edison Nation to promote MindShift.

June 26, 2014

NASA Langley Research Center is working with Edison Nation, an open innovation online service, to help distribute its discoveries and patents. Edison Nation will target companies that can license and use NASA technology, beginning with Langley's MindShift. Mimicking reality, this training and entertainment technology is based on research intended for pilots and air traffic controllers to use brainwave activity to maintain safer flight during autopilot and other automated aircraft functions. Read More

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SME supports transformation of career and technical education.

June 26, 2014

SME works with academia and companies to train and enhance existing workforce as well as next generation. Via PRIME program, SME supports White House Maker Faire, which features makers, innovators, and entrepreneurs of all ages who use cutting-edge tools to bring ideas to life. Partnering with 3D Systems, SME launched M.Lab21, which will enhance high school industrial arts and vocational education classes by offering starter kits and incorporating additive manufacturing into curriculums. Read More

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A4A applauds approval of alternative jet fuel specification.

June 26, 2014

Supported by work undertaken by Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative®, ASTM International approved addition of bio-derived jet fuel annex to alternative jet fuel specification D7566. Annex details fuel properties and criteria necessary to control manufacture and quality of this new fuel, referred to as Synthesized Iso-Paraffinic fuel, which is produced from hydroprocessed fermented sugars. Annex provides that SIP fuel may be blended at up to 10% (by volume) with conventional jet fuel. Read More

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Two-Mode Imaging System could help identify tumors.

June 26, 2014

Research published in The Optical Society’s journal Optics Letters details new technique that could give surgeons cheaper and more lightweight tools, such as goggles or hand-held devices, to identify tumors in real-time in OR. Developed by team at the University of Arizona and Washington University in St. Louis, dual-mode imager combines near-infrared fluorescent imaging to detect marked cancer cells and visible light reflectance imaging to see contours of tissue itself—all in 25 mm package. Read More

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ASABE seeks input on manure spreader standard revision.

June 25, 2014

ASABE is revising ASAE S324.1, Volumetric Capacity of Box Type Manure Spreaders – Dual Rating Method, and is seeking comment on proposed draft. Last revised in 1986, standard is being updated for clarity and simplification of calculation process. Proposed revision will be applicable to vertical beater-type machines and add a box-width relation to heaped capacity for improved accuracy. Read More

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Houston NextGen Project completed ahead of schedule.

June 25, 2014

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and FAA Administrator Michael Huerta announced successful implementation of the Houston Metroplex NextGen airspace redesign project, which will deliver more on-time flights for passengers while reducing pollution. Airspace improvements will reduce distances flown by as much as 648,000 nautical miles annually, based on flight plans. This will save up to 3 million gallons of fuel and reduce carbon emissions by as much as 31,000 metric tons each year. Read More

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A4A says US airports have resources to fund capital needs.

June 25, 2014

Sharon Pinkerton, A4A Senior Vice President, Legislative and Regulatory Policy testified before House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Aviation regarding airline industry’s support for demand-driven infrastructure development projects at U.S. airports. Pinkerton highlighted that airlines and airports have a winning formula for investing in infrastructure and urged members of Committee not to increase the Passenger Facility Charge. Read More