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Ten Best Transportation Projects compete for top honors.

September 6, 2013

State departments of transportation across the nation are bettering their transportation systems and commuter quality of life through projects that cut congestion, provide greater mobility for citizens, and improve safety. AASHTO, AAA, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced top 10 finalists in 2013 America's Transportation Awards competition. This year, 24 states entered total of 36 projects into competition in categories of Ahead of Schedule, Under Budget, and Best Use of Innovation. Read More

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Key Executives to speak at California Hydrogen Summit.

September 5, 2013

Scheduled for Oct 9–10, 2013, California Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Summit will cover key business, political, technology, and environmental issues, including clean transportation advancements, hydrogen energy storage, telecommunications and back-up power, and goods movement. Senior officials and industry executives will provide their vision of the role of hydrogen and fuel cells in California and U.S. energy plans, and lay out their plans for continued commercialization of the technology. Read More

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Committee announces winners of SPE® ACCE Scholarships.

September 4, 2013

Organizing committee for SPE Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition announced winners of SPE ACCE Scholarship Awards for 2013-2014 academic year. Winning students whose composites-intensive projects were judged to have greatest potential impact on ground transportation were Thomas Keith Honaker-Schroeder of MSU, Nicholas Smith of Purdue University, and Sarah Stair of Baylor University. Each student will receive total scholarship of $2,000 — sponsored by Michigan Economic Development Corp. Read More

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AAMA updates side-hinged door specification.

September 4, 2013

AAMA has updated AAMA 925-13, Specification for Determining the Vertical Loading Resistance of Side-Hinged Door Systems, which determines ability of side-hinged door systems to remain operable following application of vertical load along lock stile of door leaf. Specification was updated from 2007 document to include requirement for force-to-latch at beginning of testing, minimum number of times testing will be conducted, and repetition of force-to-latch measurements. Read More

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Registration is open for 2014 AeroDef Manufacturing Summit.

September 4, 2013

Scheduled for Feb 25–27, 2014, AeroDef Manufacturing Summit and Exposition will feature dozens of technical sessions, interactive learning opportunities, keynote speakers, and panel discussions. Panel discussion topics will include cybersecurity vulnerabilities in aerospace and defense manufacturing supply chain, as well as current state and transformational potential of 3D technologies such as additive manufacturing, 3D printing, modeling and simulation, and design engineering. Read More

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Sponsor, Contestants Announced for SPE ACCE poster competition.

September 4, 2013

Organizing committee for SPE® Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE) announced Invista Engineering Polymers as sponsor of SPE ACCE Graduate Poster Competition, which showcases emerging composites technologies for automotive and ground transportation applications. Contest will feature 30 graduate students, who were also announced and represent 18 universities in USA, Canada, and Republic of Korea. Students and their posters will be ranked according to specific criteria. Read More

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Two California Firms agree to settle Clean Air Act violations.

September 4, 2013

MotorScience Inc., MotorScience Enterprise Inc., and their owner, Chi Zheng, have agreed to settle alleged CAA violations stemming from illegal import of 24,478 all-terrain, recreational vehicles into U.S. from China without testing to ensure emissions would meet applicable limits on harmful air pollution. MotorScience and Zheng have agreed to have stipulated judgment entered against them for $3.55 million civil penalty and to pay additional $60,000 civil penalty within 6 months. Read More

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Power Plant Pumps Guide provides application, operation notes.

September 3, 2013

Power Plant Pumps: Guidelines for Application & Operation to Maximize Uptime, Availability, & Reliability, published by Hydraulic Institute (HI), offers insights into application and operation of pumps used in combined-cycle power plants. As first installment of Pump Application Guideline series, guide provides information essential for minimizing energy consumption and increasing overall plant efficiency, reliability, and profitability. Read More

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AEM Annual Conference examines momentum building opportunities.

September 3, 2013

With its “Momentum: Leaders Never Stand Still” theme, AEM annual conference will take place November 3–5, 2013 in Orlando, FL. National political scene, innovation and technology, economy, and global development will highlight conference agenda. Along with Executive Locker Room discussions, conference will feature keynote on intelligent risk-taking by Peter Diamandus, Economies of Our Industries panel, and several guests of note. Mobile event app will foster social engagement. Read More

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North American Machine Vision Sales grow 6%.

August 30, 2013

According to statistics from AIA, total machine vision sales in North America climbed 6% compared to second quarter of 2012. Machine vision systems category, which includes ASMV and smart cameras, was the main driver of growth with 7% increase over second quarter 2012. Conversely, sales of machine vision components decreased by 2%. Cameras and software both saw decreases in second quarter, while lighting, optics, and imaging boards all increased over last year. Read More

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Use of Smart Technology keeps infrastructure operating safely.

August 30, 2013

Used to communicate real-time performance and weather data, sensors installed on bridges, in roadways, and on maintenance vehicles let engineers solve problems before they occur. American Association of State Highway and Transportation Association executive director Bud Wright, crediting State DOTs, said that transportation agencies are using smart technology to help transportation system function at its best. Read More

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PSM/HI Webinar covers rotodynamic pump acceptance testing.

August 30, 2013

Pump Systems Matter (PSM) and Hydraulic Institute (HI) announced that second Pump Acceptance Testing for Rotodynamic Pumps in Water & Wastewater Facilities webinar will be held September 10, 2013 at 1:00 pm EDT. Led by Richard Rindy, session will last ~1 hr and cover such topics as pump test acceptance grades and tolerance bands, 4 variations of NPSH testing on clear water to verify NPSHR, as well as permissible reading (amplitude) fluctuations and measurement device uncertainty.
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EPA launches online Green Sports Resource Directory.

August 29, 2013

EPA's online Green Sports Resource Directory can help teams, venues, and leagues save money and reduce carbon pollution through increased energy efficiency, a key part of President Obama's Climate Action Plan. Additionally, directory contains information that can help teams reduce waste and gain recognition for their programs that reduce environmental impact of their events. Green "Scoreboard" highlights winning efforts across sports leagues and statistics on environmental benefits. Read More

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Cost Gap for Western Renewables could narrow by 2025.

August 29, 2013

According to study conducted by NREL, wind and solar power electricity generation could become cost-competitive without federal subsidies by 2025, if new renewable energy development occurs in most productive locations. Report compares cost of renewable electricity generation (without federal subsidy) from West's most productive renewable energy resource areas—including any needed transmission and integration costs—with cost of energy from new natural gas-fired generator built near customers it serves. Read More

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BIO congratulates Gevo on successful plant startup.

August 29, 2013

James C. Greenwood, President and CEO of BIO, attended ribbon cutting ceremony of Gevo’s new demonstration-scale biorefinery in Silsbee, Texas. According to Greenwood, Gevo's refinery is showing the role that industrial biotech can play in a renaissance in America’s chemical industry. It is showing how American companies can compete and capture more of their share of the $2.4 trillion global clean energy market and the $3.7 trillion global chemicals market. Read More

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EPA releases climate change video series.

August 29, 2013

U.S. EPA released new series of short public service videos that cover range of topics related to climate change, including its causes and impacts, actions Americans can take to reduce their impact, and benefits to the economy of addressing climate change. Video series supports President Obama's Climate Action Plan by encouraging American families to reduce amount of energy they consume, cutting down on their utility bills and protecting people's health. Read More

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Transportation Awards go to southeastern state DOTs.

August 29, 2013

Sponsored by AASHTO, AAA, and US Chamber of Commerce, America's Transportation Awards competition recognizes best of America's transportation projects in 3 main categories: Ahead of Schedule, Under Budget, and Best Use of Innovation. Projects that created economic opportunity with gateways to commerce, helped drivers get to destinations faster with all-electronic tolling, and greatly improved safety in high-risk interchange were among recipients of top honors in southeastern regional competition. Read More

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BPA Website aims to provide consumer-friendly information.

August 28, 2013

Facts About BPA website provides public with access to latest science-based news, research, and safety and health information on bisphenol A (BPA). In addition to highlighting U.S. FDA latest safety assessment, website features BPA-focused motion graphic video, "Benefits & Applications" section, interactive world map of BPA health and safety assessments from government bodies and scientists, as well as "BPA Safety" and "News & Updates" sections. Read More

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Netherlands named partner country for technology tradeshow.

August 28, 2013

The Netherlands have been named the "Partner Country" for HANNOVER MESSE 2014. According to Dr. Jochen Köckler, Member of the Deutsche Messe Managing Board, the Netherlands are a perennial innovator in the fields of mechanical and plant engineering, as well as energy technology. They are also extremely dynamic exporters and one of German industry’s key trading partners – in short, the ideal Partner Country for the world’s leading industrial tradeshow. Read More

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LME 2013 Keynote Speaker explores trending of ultrafast lasers.

August 28, 2013

LIA's third annual Lasers for Manufacturing Event® (LME®) event, taking place September 11–12 at Schaumburg (IL) Convention Center, will feature keynote address by Magnus Bengtsson. "Ultrafast Lasers — Are We There Yet?" will focus on the increasing availability of industrial-grade ultrafast lasers and their utility in machining. Specifically, Bengtsson will discuss best sources for these devices, examples of their application, as well as future opportunities for use of these tools. Read More