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ANSI Cities Network Webinar will focus on cloud privacy standard.

August 25, 2015

On August 27 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm EDT, webinar hosted by ANSI Network on Smart and Sustainable Cities (ANSSC) will cover ISO/IEC 27018, Information technology – Security techniques – Code of practice for protection of personally identifiable information (PII) in public clouds acting as PII processors. As featured speaker, Laura Lindsay, CSG strategist with Microsoft, will provide corporate perspective on use of said standard. Ms. Lindsay is part of Microsoft's corporate standards team. Read More

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BIO issues statement regarding USPTO proposed changes.

August 25, 2015

BIO issued statement regarding U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s proposed changes to rules governing Patent Trial and Appeal Board inter partes review proceedings. BIO appreciates PTO’s efforts to improve IPR proceedings, but it is clear that these moderate improvements do not adequately address fundamental problems with IPR system. Proposed changes would do little to prevent continuing and growing abuse of IPR proceedings, and only reinforce need for Congressional action to fix this system. Read More

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ASTM Sensory Evaluation Committee hosts statistics roundtable.

August 25, 2015

ASTM International Committee E18 on Sensory Evaluation will host Practical Issues in Sensory Statistics roundtable on October 29, 2015 in Tampa, FL. Expert discussions will focus on practical quantitative topics in sensory evaluation, and attendees will be able to engage with speakers in open discussion. Specific topics will be inclusion of product variability in sensory tests, power and precision for sensory difference testing, uses and abuses of d-Prime, and magnitude-based inference. Read More

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ATA welcomes Emerge Diagnostics as Featured Product provider.

August 25, 2015

Emerge Diagnostics' Electrodiagnostic Functional Assessment test is a non-invasive and non-loading diagnostic evaluation giving accurate diagnosis and treatment of soft tissue injuries of back, neck, shoulder, and extremities, including repetitive strain injury. EFA-Soft Tissue Management program objectively determines pre-injury status and changes in condition after reported injury, preventing misdiagnoses, unnecessary/inappropriate surgeries, prolonged treatment periods, and fraudulent claims. Read More

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IPC Seeks Technical Conference Abstracts for IPC APEX EXPO 2016.

August 25, 2015

IPC invites researchers, academics, technical experts, and industry leaders to submit 300-word technical conference abstracts for IPC APEX EXPO 2016, which will take place March 15–17 in Las Vegas, NV. Papers and presentations are being sought on design, materials, assembly, processes, and equipment, and awards will be presented for "Best Paper" to recognize exceptional achievement. Deadline for technical conference paper abstracts is September 14, 2015. Read More

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WEEC to address new world of energy management.

August 25, 2015

Scheduled for Sept 30 – Oct 2, 2015, World Energy Engineering Congress will cover total spectrum of energy management and alternative energy technologies for the commercial, institutional, municipal, industrial, and government marketplace. Conference contains 14 tracks with over 260 speakers from more than 20 different countries. Some session highlights include: green and high performance buildings, renewable energy and sustainable development, emerging energy trends, and energy security. Read More

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NASA Building Satellite Mission to improve hurricane forecasting.

August 25, 2015

As constellation of 8 microsatellites, Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) will improve hurricane forecasting by making measurements of ocean surface winds in and near eye wall of tropical cyclones, typhoons, and hurricanes throughout their life cycle. Scientists will be able to probe inner core of hurricanes using direct and reflected signals from existing GPS satellites, and satellite interaction will provide new image of wind speeds over entire tropics every few hours. Read More

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ASTM Committee invites papers for 2017 symposium.

August 24, 2015

ASTM International Committee G01 on Corrosion of Metals invites papers for symposium on Recent Advances in Electrochemical Techniques for Field Corrosion Monitoring and Laboratory Corrosion Measurements. In addition to providing forum for discussing advances in electrochemical techniques, symposium will identify opportunities to develop new standards on specific techniques and methodologies, and promote use of electrochemical techniques in field application. Read More

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IT Industry's Renewable Energy Procurement is set to climb.

August 24, 2015

According to NREL's report, "Renewable Electricity Use by the U.S. Information and Communication Technology Industry," percentage of renewable electricity purchased by U.S. companies in the ICT sector is growing. NREL's analysis discovered that 113 ICT companies in the U.S. collectively consumed more than 59 million MWh of electricity in 2014, 14% of which came from renewable electricity. By 2020, the 113 companies may procure from 18.5–37 million MWh of renewable electricity. Read More

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PMMI Reveals DuPont P&IP as Title Sponsor for PACK Gives Back.

August 24, 2015

For its second consecutive year, DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers (P&IP) will be title sponsor for PACK gives BACK™ at PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Pharma EXPO 2015. Annual fundraiser, taking place Sept 28, will feature recording artists Chicago, and portion of ticket proceeds will support Fisher House Foundation and Nevada's first Fisher House comfort home. PMMI's Charles D. Yuska said PACK gives BACK is where processing and packaging supply chain people "come together for a good cause." Read More

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IPC Releases Amendment to printed board materials specification.

August 24, 2015

As amendment to IPC-4101D, Specification for Base Materials for Rigid and Multilayer Printed Boards, IPC-4101D-WAM1 delivers trending information for base materials used for rigid and multilayer printed boards. This revised standard, released by IPC, also covers requirements for laminate or prepreg base materials primarily used for rigid and multilayer printed boards for electrical and electronic circuits. There are also 64 individual, keyword-searchable specification sheets and one new table. Read More

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NREL helps federal agencies reach new efficiency targets.

August 24, 2015

Under goal established by Executive Order 13693, titled "Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade," federal agencies have until 2025 to get at least 30% of their electricity via renewable sources. Developed by NREL as a starting point, REopt Renewable Energy Optimization tool is an energy-planning platform that shows agencies which renewable energy projects make the most economic or technical sense for a building or site, and helps them prioritize how to meet energy targets. Read More

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NEMA reaffirms electric lamp standard.

August 24, 2015

NEMA reaffirmed ANSI C78.20-2003 American National Standard for Electric Lamps—A, G, PS, and Similar Shapes with E26 Medium Screw Bases. Standard sets forth physical and electrical characteristics of the group of incandescent lamps that have A, G, PS, and similar bulb shapes with E26 single- and double-contact medium screw bases, including reduced-wattage versions. Last reaffirmed in 2007, standard was developed by ANSI Accredited Standards Committee for Electric Lamps. Read More

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MetalForming Magazine to hold conference on ERP software.

August 21, 2015

MetalForming magazine announces The Manufacturing ERP Experience—a conference that will provide small to midsized manufacturing companies with information on new business-management software for inventory and order management, costing, scheduling, and more. Scheduled for October 6–7, 2015, event includes case-study presentations describing successful software-implementation projects; demonstrations from 8 suppliers of ERP software; and keynotes on latest trends and developments in ERP software. Read More

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AAMA Updates Requirements for steel hardware component coatings.

August 21, 2015

American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) updated and released AAMA 907, Voluntary Specification for Corrosion Resistant Coatings on Carbon Steel Components Used in Windows, Doors, and Skylights, which specifies requirements for corrosion resistant coatings on carbon steels. Re-worked to be more performance focused and less prescriptive, update includes new test report section and clarified scope. Specification does not imply specific service life or cover fasteners. Read More

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AIChE Gala spotlights excellence in chemical process safety.

August 21, 2015

Scheduled for November 3, AlChE's 2015 Gala: Leading the Way to a Safer World, will honor Rex W. Tillerson, Chairman and CEO of Exxon Mobil Corporation; Andrew N. Liveris, Chairman and CEO of The Dow Chemical Company; and Mark J. Costa, Chairman and CEO of Eastman Chemical Company. Event will raise funds for global Undergraduate Process Safety Learning Initiative, which is designed to ensure that chemical engineering graduates are equipped with process safety knowledge when they enter workforce. Read More

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NEMA reaffirms electric lamps standard.

August 20, 2015

NEMA reaffirmed ANSI C78.1452-2004 American National Standard for Electric Lamps—Projection Lamps—Vocabulary. Standard provides definitions for wide range of terms used in design, manufacturing, and application of photographic lamps, and serves as common reference for all ANSI lamp standards in C78.1400 series. Document includes standards and specifications for electric lamps of all types, including electrical values necessary for limitations in operation, regulation, and starting of lamps. Read More

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EPA and DOJ settle with DELCORA.

August 20, 2015

EPA and DOJ announced settlement with Delaware County Regional Water Quality Control Authority resolving alleged Clean Water Act violations involving combined sewer overflows to the Delaware River and its tributaries. Based on information submitted by DELCORA, EPA estimates that the Authority could spend as much as $200 million to implement an overflow control plan that complies with terms of Clean Water Act. DELCORA must also pay $1.375 million penalty for prior violations. Read More

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IPC Arranges Visit between congressman, Juki Automation Systems.

August 20, 2015

As coordinated by IPC, Congressman Mike Honda (D-Silicon Valley) met with executives and employees of Juki Automation Systems at its facility in Fremont, CA. During his visit, Rep. Honda toured said facility and met with staff to discuss current state of the manufacturing industry and such policy issues as federal efforts to develop National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI). Honda was active cosponsor of Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act, which authorized series of NNMI institutes to be established throughout USA. Read More

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PTDA's SHOR shows Q1 sales increase for PT/MC industry.

August 19, 2015

Inaugural quarterly Sales History & Outlook Report (SHOR) shows power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distributor sales up 6.1% in Q1 2015 compared to Q1 2014. Likewise, PT/MC manufacturer sales rose 7.8%. Developed in conjunction with ITR Economics, PTDA's quarterly SHOR collects 2 years of company sales data each quarter from PT/MC distributors and manufacturers and presents aggregate results in customized reports. SHOR also includes both historical trends and 3-year projection. Read More