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Fur and Feathers keep animals warm by scattering light.

January 29, 2014

In work that has major implications for improving performance of building insulation, scientists at the University of Namur in Belgium and the University of Hassan I in Morocco have calculated that hairs that reflect IR light may contribute insulating power to exceptionally warm winter coats of polar bears and other animals. Paper titled "Radiative contribution to the thermal conductance in animal furs and other wooly insulators," was published in OSA's Optics Express open-access journal. Read More

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Foundation's General Assembly to be held in the Netherlands.

January 29, 2014

Scheduled for March 25-28, Fieldbus Foundation's 2014 General Assembly will be held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and will be hosted by STC-Group, a leading provider of educational services to the shipping, transport, and process industries worldwide, and a partner in FOUNDATION Certified Training Program. General Assembly will offer overview of Fieldbus Foundation developments across the globe, as well as updates by leading fieldbus experts on the latest advancements in FOUNDATION technology. Read More

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BIO Applauds prescription change communication legislation.

January 29, 2014

BIO and Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association commend Washington State House and Senate for advancing legislation – HB 2326 and SB 6091 – designed to create pathway for substitution of interchangeable biologic medicines. Endorsed by broad coalition of biologic and biosimilar manufacturing companies, legislation represents significant step forward, ensures transparency and communication between patients and their treatment teams, and is consistent with BIO principles. Read More

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ASTM Committee honors Randy Stebbins.

January 29, 2014

ASTM Committee D27 on Electrical Insulating Liquids and Gases has honored Randy Stebbins, technical director at S.D. Myers Inc., with the Charles A. Johnson Award for his contributions to standards development. Prior to joining S.D. Myers, Stebbins held sales and marketing roles at Akzo Chemie America, Sun Environmental Corp, and Volz Environmental Services Inc. As technical director, he provides training in transformer and load tap changer testing and maintenance, among other responsibilities. Read More

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Fieldbus Foundation launches new blog.

January 28, 2014

Located at fieldbuscentral.org, Fieldbus Foundation's new blog is dedicated to providing comprehensive information about its open, non-proprietary FOUNDATION™ fieldbus technology. Its objective is to provide open environment where people can read about everything that's happening with FOUNDATION technology, from news releases to new products, new installations, and coverage of seminars and conferences, as well as links to other social media sources, such as YouTube videos. Read More

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RAPID 2014 on pace for largest in conference's history.

January 28, 2014

RAPID 2014 Conference and Exposition has already confirmed more than 12,000 sq ft in exhibitor space, surpassing RAPID 2012 and on pace to pass record set at RAPID 2007 of just less than 17,000 sq ft. Show floor is designed to optimize interactions among exhibitors and attendees, and this year it will be offering new demos and activities, including: Personal 3D Playground,  Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Resource Center, Innovation Exchange, and Slot Car Championships. Read More

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NREL Study addresses active power control of wind turbines.

January 28, 2014

NREL, along with partners from Electric Power Research Institute and University of Colorado have completed comprehensive study titled "Active Power Controls from Wind Power: Bridging the Gaps." Study found that wind power can support power system by adjusting its power output to enhance system reliability. Active power control helps balance load with generation at various times, avoiding erroneous power flows, involuntary load shedding, machine damage, and risk of potential blackouts. Read More

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Study Indicates Global EMS/ODM Market will resume growth in 2014.

January 28, 2014

Survey-based study by IPC, 2012–2013 Analysis & Forecast for the Global EMS Industry, includes projections that electronics manufacturing services (EMS) and original design manufacturers (ODM) markets will resume growth in 2014 after decline of ~4.9% in 2013. Another prediction is that gap between EMS/ODM growth rates and those of OEMs will narrow over next 4 years as OEM electronics outsourcing slows. Data and analyses on industry trends, revenue, markets, and investments are also included. Read More