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FDI Specification, Developer Tools are currently available.

November 21, 2013

Fieldbus Foundation announced first public release of FDI Cooperation, LLC's Field Device Integration (FDI) specification as well as demo of FDI developer toolkits. Both will make it possible for automation suppliers to prepare for developing products and host systems compatible with FDI, which will be included in emerging standard IEC 62769. Demo of developer tools was based on protocol-independent FDI Common Host Components. Read More

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EPA Awards Research Fellowships to undergraduates.

November 21, 2013

Marking 30th anniversary of its undergraduate grant program, U.S. EPA announced over $1.65 million in research fellowships for 33 students pursuing degrees in environmental science and related fields through Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowship program. This year's recipients are eligible to receive fellowship of up to $50,000 for their studies.  Also, EPA GRO program supplements students' educations with EPA internship. Read More

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EPA Administrator Testifies as to importance of science.

November 20, 2013

Providing testimony before House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy talked about "central role" science plays at U.S. EPA. She called integrity of science essential to pursuing EPA's mission of protecting human health and environment. "I firmly believe," said McCarthy, "environmental policies, decisions, guidance, and regulations that impact the lives of all Americans must be grounded...in sound, high quality, transparent, science." Read More

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PTDA's VMI White Paper helps optimize supply chain.

November 20, 2013

Information provided by "VMI: A Practitioner’s Set of Guidelines" helps distributors and manufacturers explore vendor managed inventory and make informed decision as to whether implementing this type of relationship can help their bottom line. Both distributor and manufacturer perspectives are given in regards to implementation, measuring results, and benefits of VMI. Also, white paper includes case study, glossary of terms, and checklist of prerequisites for VMI participation. Read More

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CEA announces Innovations Award honorees.

November 20, 2013

The 2014 International CES® Best of Innovations Design and Engineering Awards honor outstanding design and engineering advancements across 28 consumer electronics product categories, including 2 new categories focused on some of the latest trends: 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing and Wearable Technologies. Entries are judged on overall engineering qualities, product’s intended use and function, unique features, and how design and innovation of product compares to others in marketplace. Read More

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CEA announces 2014 International CES SuperSession program.

November 20, 2013

CEA announced dynamic lineup for its 2014 International CES® SuperSession conference program. Covering game-changing technologies and trends, SuperSessions spotlight well-known industry experts and out-of-the-box ideas and discussions. Program will address industry topics such as the 2nd screen experience, sensor-based hardware, inspiring innovation, and how today's emerging technologies will affect tomorrow's devices. Read More

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Dr. Thomas Zimmer named VP of European Operations.

November 20, 2013

As Vice President of European Operations, Dr. Thomas Zimmer will be responsible for leading ISPE's business development and advancing strategic relationships in Europe. Dr. Zimmer is a licensed pharmacist and joins ISPE with more than 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to joining ISPE, Dr. Zimmer was Senior Vice President at Boehringer Ingelheim. During his 32 years with the company, he gained experience in development, production, quality, and supply chain operations. Read More

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ASTM presents Hecht Award to Robert T. Shannon.

November 19, 2013

Robert T. Shannon, radioanalytical consultant at Quality Radioanalytical Support LLC, has received Max Hecht Award for his outstanding service to Committee D19 on Water. A member of ASTM since 2000, Shannon has received three Standards Development Awards from Committee D19 during his tenure, and also serves on ASTM Committee C26 on Nuclear Fuel Cycle. Shannon has supported government and independent commercial testing laboratory needs as a radiochemist for more than 20 years. Read More