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AAMA updates Design Guide for Metal Cladding Fasteners.

June 3, 2014

AAMA updated a Technical Information Report providing metal curtain wall designers with necessary data to select fasteners for curtain wall framing members and components. AAMA TIR-A9-14 also goes into process of anchoring curtain wall systems to building structures. Hydrogen embrittlement is now addressed in Protection against Corrosion section. Additionally, new Safety Factors section provides thorough explanation of how safety factors were derived for the range of fastener diameters. Read More

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New OCT Applications could improve care for women in labor.

June 2, 2014

Researchers have taken an established imaging technology called Optical Coherence Tomography and integrated it with other instruments to bring about the next revolution in imaging. Technology can be used to guide epidurals to provide more effective care for women in labor; and to measure blood flow and oxygenation to study metabolic changes in diseases that affect the human retina, such as diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. Research will be presented at CLEO: 2014, June 8-13 in San Jose, CA. Read More

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All-Girl Rocketry Team answers call for increased STEM engagement.

June 2, 2014

In celebration of national programs encouraging students to engage and excel in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), Team Rocket Power – 3-girl team from Maryland that competed in 2014 Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) – exhibited their rockets for President Obama at White House Science Fair. Fair hosted students from various competitions across USA and specifically focused on girls and women excelling in STEM-related fields and inspiring younger students with their work. Read More

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Inaugural (AIM) Conference shows automation, robotics advances.

June 2, 2014

Organized by AMT, Automation in Manufacturing (AIM) Conference took place on May 15 and gathered together manufacturing professionals who immersed themselves in robotics and advanced automation. Noting its "strong turnout," AMT President Douglas K. Woods cited "continued interest and emphasis on automation technology by the industry as a key tool in driving U.S. productivity." Presentations covered robotic technology advances and manufacturing advantages of incorporating robotics. Read More

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PACK EXPO to feature baking and snack technologies.

May 30, 2014

To help baking and snack brands satisfy their growing market, PACK EXPO International 2014 will provide access to thousands of technologies. Owned and produced by PMMI, show will connect baking and snack professionals with solutions from more than 1,800 exhibitors. Innovative materials and containers to improve product freshness and meet sustainability goals will be on display, as will equipment and robotics to increase efficiency and productivity, and solve other operational challenges. Read More

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Wolf Robotics achieves Robot Integrator recertification..

May 30, 2014

Wolf Robotics has achieved recertification as part of RIA Certified Robot Integrator program. Company achieved their initial certification in April 2012 by completing a rigorous process which includes an on-site audit and testing of key personnel among other important criteria. Certification program was established to provide robot integrators with way to benchmark against industry best practices and allows robot users to develop baseline for evaluating robot integrators. Read More

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BIO issues statement on removal of patent legislation.

May 30, 2014

BIO issued statement in response to Senator Patrick Leahy's announcement that he will remove current patent legislation from the Senate Judiciary Committee's agenda for now. According to BIO, effective patent litigation reform legislation can and must address the scourge of patent trolls while protecting America's innovators, including small businesses, inventors, universities, and life sciences companies. BIO stands ready to support Chairman Leahy in reaching a more targeted agreement. Read More

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MIT/NASA Team presents report on earth-to-moon uplink.

May 30, 2014

Team of researchers from MIT's Lincoln Laboratory, working with NASA last fall, demonstrated that a data communication technology exists that can provide space dwellers with connectivity people enjoy on Earth, enabling large data transfers and HD video streaming. At CLEO: 2014, team will present new details and first comprehensive overview of on-orbit performance of laser-based communication uplink between moon and Earth, which beat previous record transmission speed last fall by factor of 4,800. Read More