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IEC Standards Have History in mobile phone development.

April 25, 2013

IEC has been involved in standardization work related to phones and mobile devices, helping bridge gaps between technologies and advance work in mobile device innovation. Examples include IEC 62047-5 Ed. 1.0 b:2011, Semiconductor devices - Micro-electromechanical devices - Part 5: RF MEMS switches, and IEC 60118-13 Ed. 3.0 b:2011, Electroacoustics - Hearing aids - Part 13: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Standards include requirements overseeing use of hearing aids with mobile phones. Read More

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BIO Announces New Chair and Officers as well as Board members.

April 25, 2013

BIO announced election of GlycoMimetics President and CEO Rachel King as Board of Directors Chair for 2013–2014 term and Allergan Chairman, President, and CEO David Pyott as Board Secretary. Also, BIO announced re-election of Fenway Pharmaceuticals Chairman and CEO Mark Skaletsky as Board Treasurer as well as election of 19 Directors to serve on BIO's Board Executive Committee. Furthermore, BIO welcomed election of 8 new members to its Board of Directors. Read More

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BIO announces dates for 2013 BIO Convention in China.

April 25, 2013

BIO and China Center for Pharmaceutical International Exchange announced that the 2013 BIO Convention in China will be held Nov 11–13. Leaders from global biopharma industry will gather to develop strategic collaborations, establish distribution networks, find service providers, and create cross-border alliances with companies from U.S., Europe, and Asia. Now in its third year, BIO Convention in China attracts more than 1,000 executives from 400 companies representing over 36 countries. Read More

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IPC Capitol Hill Day educates policy makers on industry concerns.

April 25, 2013

During IPC Capitol Hill Day 2013 (June 19–20, Washington, DC), IPC members will be able to join fellow manufacturers on Capitol Hill to educate policy makers on IPC's mission, advocate need for pro-manufacturing initiatives, and discuss concerns regarding legislation, policies, and regulations. As IPC's John Hasselmann noted, Capitol Hill Day provides "face-to-face time with members of Congress and the Administration to advocate for our industry’s priority issues." Read More

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Rocket Contest Students return for White House Science Fair.

April 25, 2013

Students participating in Team America Rocketry Challenge displayed their rockets for President Obama at the White House Science Fair for third time since 2010. Students from Memphis, TN and San Antonio, TX represented more than 55,000 students pursuing STEM education who have taken part in world’s largest rocket competition over past 11 years. Nationally-recognized contest is sponsored by AIA, National Association of Rocketry, and more than 20 industry partners. Read More

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NEMA Praises Bill promoting energy storage technologies.

April 25, 2013

NEMA endorsed HR 1465, STORAGE 2013, which promotes adoption of state-of-the-art energy storage technologies, calling this legislation "carefully crafted" in its regard for entire range of energy storage technologies. "Energy storage is a key enabler of the Smart Grid and is transforming the way we think about electricity," said NEMA President and CEO Evan R. Gaddis, who also noted that this bill provides opportunity to make U.S. the "center of energy storage development and production." Read More

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Hose Assemblies Technical Specification is available from NFPA.

April 25, 2013

ISO/TS 17165-2:2013 (supersedes ISO/TR 17165-2:2006) Hydraulic fluid power – Hose assemblies – Part 2: Practices for hydraulic hose assemblies is available from NFPA. Document provides guidelines for selection, routing, fabrication, installation, replacement, maintenance, and storage of hose and hose assemblies for hydraulic fluid power systems. Also included, annex lists examples of actual failure resulting from improper use of hydraulic hose and hose assemblies. Read More

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EASTEC Programs focus on workforce development.

April 25, 2013

Scheduled for May 14-16, 2013, EASTEC will focus on engaging students, educators, manufacturers, and policymakers to address lack of skilled workers to fill manufacturing jobs. Manufacturing exposition and conference will include keynote panel discussion titled "Challenges and Solutions for a Qualified Workforce Pipeline"; EASTEC Dream It. Do It.™ Manufacturing Student Challenge; and conference tracks solely devoted to workforce development issues. Read More

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DOE and NREL Announce Collegiate Wind Competition teams.

April 25, 2013

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and NREL announced teams selected to take part in inaugural DOE Collegiate Wind Competition. Selected through competitive process, student teams include Boise State University, California Maritime Academy, Colorado School of Mines, James Madison University (VA), Kansas State University, Northern Arizona University, Pennsylvania State University, University of Alaska - Fairbanks, University of Kansas, and University of Massachusetts - Lowell. Read More

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ASTM Committee honors Chao Lin with Haas Award.

April 25, 2013

Chao H. Lin, a naval architect at the U.S. Maritime Administration, has received John Haas Memorial Award from ASTM International Committee F25 on Ships and Marine Technology. Lin was recognized for his outstanding contributions to the committee, and particularly to Subcommittee F25.01 on Structures, where he has served as chairman since 2009. A member of ASTM since 2008, Lin has contributed to development of F25 standards that ensure vessel integrity and cost-effective ship production. Read More

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ELFA releases Monthly Leasing and Finance Index for March.

April 24, 2013

According to ELFA's Monthly Leasing and Finance Index, overall new business volume for March was $6.8 billion, flat compared to volume in March 2012. Month-over-month, new business volume was up 45% from February, and year to date, cumulative new business volume was up 3% compared to 2012. Receivables over 30 days were unchanged in March from previous month at 2.0%, and were down from 2.8% in same period in 2012. In addition, credit approvals totaled 78.4% in March, up 1% from February. Read More

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Registration Opens for conformity assessment forum in Russia.

April 24, 2013

Under auspices of U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission, U.S. Department of Commerce is organizing U.S.–Russia Standards and Conformity Assessment Forum that will take place in Moscow on May 30, 2013. Event is supported by ANSI and U.S.–Russia Business Council and will focus on World Trade Organization (WTO) Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Agreement as well as standards and conformance issues that impact trade. Interested organizations in U.S. and Russia are encouraged to attend. Read More

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PackML Webinar will focus on design and implementation.

April 24, 2013

Featuring Doug Meyer of Yaskawa America, Inc.'s Drives and Motion Division as presenter, Designing Your First PackML Implementation for Machine Control will take place May 8, 2013 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT. Presentation aims to help controls engineers in any industry better understand PackML design and implementation process. Read More

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ISO Workshop to address multiple resource productivity.

April 24, 2013

Currently, no international standard exists to address multiple resource evaluation, despite pressing international need for guidance on considering interconnections in relation to resource sustainability and conservation. To more fully examine possible approaches to address this need, ISO will hold workshop aimed at helping to develop ISO-published International Workshop Agreement on guidelines for multiple resource evaluation. Workshop will be hosted in Haifa, Israel by SII. Read More

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Proposed ASTM Standard focuses on vapor intrusion measurement.

April 24, 2013

ASTM WK40037, Guide for Determining Concentration Values from Groundwater, Air and Soil Gas Using Adsorbent-Based, Passive Samplers, will link easy to use, cost-effective, and nonintrusive passive sampling with concentration data to measure vapor intrusion. Demonstrating that compound concentration in air, soil gas, or water can be measured accurately and provide defensible quantitative data, this standard will help promote avoidance of health problems associated with vapor intrusion. Read More

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BIO Asks Florida Governor to preserve state's RFS.

April 24, 2013

BIO urged Florida Gov Rick Scott (R) to veto HB 4001/SB 320, which is anticipated to be passed by the Florida legislature next week and repeal state's Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). BIO's letter said adopting this legislation could chill investment in state's biofuel industry and larger biotechnology industry. "Undermining the state's market for biofuels will discourage further research and development of technologies and crops within the state, potentially exporting investment and jobs." Read More

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RIA is accepting applications for Joseph F. Engelberger award.

April 24, 2013

As world's most prestigious honor in field of robotics, Joseph F. Engelberger awards are presented to individuals for excellence in robotics technology development, application, education, and leadership. Named after the worldwide "father of robotics," awards are sponsored annually by RIA and will be presented in conjunction with International Symposium on Robotics, October 24-26, 2013. The 2013 awards will be based on categories of Leadership and Application. Read More

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MESA launches Executive Point-of-View program.

April 24, 2013

MESA International announced launch of program aimed at showing business value of MES/MOM solutions to company executives considering such investments. "Executive Point-of-View" program will frame these real-time operations solutions in a business context, helping senior leadership understand value of potential solution and guiding principles required for implementation success. Program will address what MES/MOM is and how it is different from ERP as well as benefits and best practices. Read More

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LAM 2013 presents ground breaking AM applications.

April 24, 2013

LAM 2013, LIA's fifth annual Laser Additive Manufacturing Workshop, featured more than 20 presentations covering everything from cladding and repair to projections of growing impact of additive processes. Event showcased new methods, workflows, facilities, and possibilities in sessions spotlighting process chains, digital manufacturing, surface tailoring, and powders. In addition to the NAMII in Youngstown, OH, workshop educated attendees about Penn State's CIMP-3D. Read More

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ASTM Standard covers electromagnetic soil density gauge QC.

April 24, 2013

ASTM D7830, Test Method for In-Place Determination of Density and Water Content of Soil Using an Electromagnetic Soil Density Gauge, will be used by contractors and government agencies for quality control and quality assurance of electromagnetic soil density gauges. Standard covers procedures for determining in-place properties of non-frozen, unbound soil and soil aggregate mixtures by measuring electromagnetic impedance of compacted soil using electrical, non-nuclear devices. Read More