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IPC APEX EXPO 2014 to highlight swarm robotics technology.

December 12, 2013

Roboticist and inventor James McLurkin will share his research and insights into future of multi-robot systems or "swarm robotics" during his keynote session at IPC APEX EXPO® 2014. In his presentation, McLurkin will explore how multi-robot systems can serve humanity by handling dangerous, dirty and dull jobs for which humans are inherently ill-suited. McLurkin’s work focuses on developing software and programming techniques for teams of autonomous robots with populations from 10 to 10,000. Read More

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Ohio Decides to improve renewables interconnection procedures.

December 12, 2013

Public Utilities Commission of Ohio adopted improved interconnection procedures that help facilitate connection of small renewable energy systems to distribution grid. IREC participated in Ohio and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) rulemaking processes for several months in 2012, and Ohio commission's order adopted several of IREC's key recommendations and improved upon existing rules. Ohio is first state to update its rules since FERC's approval of SGIP modifications. Read More

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North American Machine Vision Sales soar in third quarter.

December 12, 2013

According to AIA statistics, total machine vision sales in North America climbed 23% compared to third quarter of 2012. Machine vision systems category, which includes application specific machine vision systems and smart cameras, continued driving overall growth with 25% increase over third quarter 2012, while sales of machine vision components grew 10% over third quarter of last year. Cameras, lighting, and imaging boards all increased, while optics and software decreased mildly. Read More

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MHEDA Announces New Board Members for 2014.

December 12, 2013

Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) announced that Scott Larsen, President of R. H. Brown Company, and Mike Wall, President of Container Systems Inc., have been elected to serve on Board of Directors. Brett Wood, President/CEO of Toyota Material Handling, USA Inc. has been elected to serve on Manufacturers Board of Advisors. Read More

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BIO Makes Statement regarding Innovation Act (H.R. 3309).

December 12, 2013

BIO made it know that provisions within H.R. 3309 "would erect unreasonable barriers to access justice for innovators" and cited in particular "small start-ups that must be able to defend their businesses against patent infringement in a timely and cost-effective manner, and without needless and numerous procedural hurdles or other obstacles.” Bio also called provisions "overly broad" and pointed out they would result in "unintended and unknowable consequences" for innovators. Read More

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RFS Proposal will undercut development of advanced biofuels.

December 12, 2013

Environmental Protection Agency has proposed to decrease use of advanced biofuels in transportation in 2014, reversing growth path intended in RFS. BIO recently testified at EPA's Public Hearing for the 2014 Standard for the Renewable Fuel Standard Program, telling agency that commercial development of advanced and cellulosic biofuels, as well as other biotechnology applications, could come to a halt if the recently released proposal becomes policy. Read More

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CAS-PerkinElmer Collaboration enhance researchers' efficiencies.

December 12, 2013

Collaboration announced by Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) and PerkinElmer, Inc. intends to combine power of 2 leading chemistry solutions: SciFinder® and ChemBioDraw®. Functionality is being developed to enable ChemBioDraw user to directly initiate search in SciFinder, providing access to content available in CAS databases. Chris McCue of CAS said "CAS is pleased to collaborate with PerkinElmer to address the latest research challenges facing chemists, biologists and other scientists." Read More

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TRFA Issues Call for Papers for 2014 Annual Meeting.

December 12, 2013

Thermoset Resin Formulators Association (TRFA) invites submission of Technical Papers for presentation at 2014 Annual Meeting, which will take place September 14–16 in Henderson, NV. While all timely subject matter and topics relevant to thermoset industry will be considered from several market perspectives, academic papers and papers on non-epoxy applications or green technology are of particular interest. Abstract submissions are due no later than February 28. Read More