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AIA commends passage of Bipartisan Budget Deal of 2013.

December 27, 2013

According to statement made by AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey, AIA applauds the hard work and dedication of Congress to reach an agreement that will help reduce negative impacts of sequestration during the next two years. AIA is pleased that not only will this provide some sequestration relief, it will also allow the appropriations process to proceed and develop a real budget for the remainder of this fiscal year and next so that a long term continuing resolution is not necessary. Read More

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Rick Barnard has been recognized with Lyman Award.

December 27, 2013

Rick Barnard, a founder of Defense News, Space News, and Civil Aviation News and founding editor of Defense News, received 2013 Lauren D. Lyman Award for outstanding achievement in aerospace communications. Acknowledged as expert on defense and federal management, Barnard's journalism career spanned 30 years. Under his direction, Defense News twice received Gerald R. Ford Foundation award. Barnard has also received National Press Club award for excellence in consumer reporting. Read More

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Hand-Held Device catches early signs of retinal disease.

December 27, 2013

Scanning patient's entire retina in seconds, hand-held optical device could aid primary care physicians in early detection of retinal diseases, including diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. Device combines ultrahigh-speed 3-D imaging, tiny MEMS mirror for scanning, and technique to correct for unintentional movement by patient. Researchers at MIT describe their ophthalmic-screening instrument in paper published in The Optical Society's Biomedical Optics Express journal. Read More

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ASTM NDT Committee honors Robert Hardison for achievements.

December 27, 2013

Recognizing years of service and dedication toward developing international standards for nondestructive testing industry, ASTM International Committee E07 on Nondestructive Testing honored Robert Hardison with Lifetime Achievement Award. Hardison, ASTM member since 1967, led E07 as chairman for two consecutive terms, initiated establishment of Subcommittee E07.95 on Long-Range Planning, and served terms on ASTM board of directors and Standing Committee on Technical Committee Operations. Read More

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Inspiring Innovations highlighted at 2014 International CES.

December 27, 2013

Scheduled to run from January 7–10 in Las Vegas, 2014 CES will feature more than 3,200 exhibitors unveiling latest consumer technology products and services across 15 product categories. Event will include exhibits, conferences, and TechZones that highlight latest emerging trends. Innovations range from driverless cars, 3D printing, and Ultra HD TV, to health technologies, Internet of Things, and wearable technologies. Read More

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NEMA supports energy efficiency incentives in tax reform.

December 27, 2013

Commenting on Senate Finance Committee Chairman Baucus’ energy tax reform proposals, NEMA President and CEO Evan R. Gaddis stated that measures to incentivize energy efficiency—which regrettably are not included in current draft—are vital components of any plan to cut emissions and increase energy security. U.S. wastes more energy than it consumes, which is why NEMA has proposed a technology-neutral package of tax incentives for energy efficiency in buildings, factories, and the electric grid. Read More

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ASTM seeks papers for Wildland-Urban Interface Fire symposium.

December 27, 2013

Papers are invited for symposium on Structure Ignition in Wildland-Urban Interface Fires, to be held June 18-19, 2015. Of particular interest are research studies that may provide scientific basis for cost-effective building codes/standards as well as retrofit strategies to reduce structures lost in fires. These could include post-fire/case studies; experimental structure ignition and ember accumulation studies; WUI exposure computer modeling studies, and studies evaluating mitigation strategies. Read More

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Congressman Schneider holds town meeting at IPC headquarters.

December 27, 2013

With a background in engineering, Representative Brad Schneider (IL-10) held a town hall meeting at IPC headquarters to hear about issues that concerned IPC employees and to answer their questions. Congressman addressed topics ranging from education to conflict minerals to jobs and the economy. On a question about the negative trend in manufacturing in the U.S., Schneider believes growth is possible, by investing in the infrastructure with a focus on science and technology. Read More