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ASTM Invites Participation in SLAB recycling standards meeting.

November 21, 2012

Meeting on Dec. 3, 2012 in Washington, D.C. from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm will be held to discuss potential for developing standards for spent lead acid battery (SLAB) recycling. One mechanism to improve safety of SLAB recycling is to develop international performance standards that any facility can meet and any generator or handler of SLABs can require of their downstream processors. Neutral forum will allow private and public sectors to work together to develop consensus standards program. Read More

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Adapteva Joins EEMBC to participate in benchmark development.

November 21, 2012

Adapteva, provider of energy-efficient and scalable multicore microprocessor IP, has joined Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium's (EEMBC) Consumer subcommittee. Within said subcommittee, working groups are focused on developing mobile device benchmarks – especially regarding smartphone and tablet benchmarking as well as general-purpose Android-based applications. Membership will let Adapteva utilize such benchmarks as well as EEMBC CoreMark®. Read More

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Daniel E. Williams receives L. Ray Buckendale Lecture Award.

November 21, 2012

Daniel E. Williams, Chief Engineer of Advanced Engineering with TRW Automotive Commercial Steering Systems, has been named winner of 2012 L. Ray Buckendale Lecture Award from SAE International. At 2012 SAE International Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress, held in Rosemont, IL, Williams presented his technical paper, "Multi-Axle Vehicle Dynamics." Award provides for annual lecture dealing with automotive ground vehicles for on- or off-road operation in commercial or military service. Read More

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ASTM 2013 Conference to focus on asbestos laboratory issues.

November 21, 2012

Taking place in Jacksonville, FL from January 31 to February 1, 2013 Michael E. Beard Conference: Asbestos Laboratory Issues will encourage presentation of recent work in field as well as allow open discussion of ideas and interpretation of data. Sessions will include Analysis of Soil, Vermiculite, Talc, and Other Media; QA, Training, and Interlaboratory Studies; Issues Between Laboratory and Field Operations; and Interaction between Labs and NVLAP, Auditors, and Government Agencies. Read More

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AMT's Tim Shinbara selected for NAMII Executive Committee.

November 20, 2012

Tim Shinbara, Technical Director at AMT - The Association for Manufacturing Technology, has been selected as member of NAMII Executive Committee. Having a background in additive manufacturing technology, Shinbara has also worked in manufacturing technology research and development in aerospace and defense industries. Committee, tasked with developing criteria for selecting projects, will develop process of calling for and discovering new projects, and will provide support for NAMII Director. Read More

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Manufacturers urge policymakers to take action on fiscal abyss.

November 20, 2012

NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons issued statement after congressional leaders met with President Obama to discuss the fiscal abyss at the White House. According to Timmons, manufacturers need action on the fiscal abyss because they are already being squeezed by economic uncertainty. Policymakers have a responsibility to protect the American people and prevent the second recession in 5 years. Without action from the President and Congress, 6 million jobs will be lost. Read More

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FL and CA DOT Projects have been named best in USA.

November 20, 2012

At 5th annual America's Transportation Award competition, Florida DOT claimed People's Choice Award for A. Max Brewer Bridge Replacement project and California DOT earned judges' Grand Prize award for I-405/Sepulveda Pass–Mulholland Bridge Demolition project (Carmageddon). To support charity or academic scholarship program of choice, AASHTO presented $10,000 cash prizes to both DOTs in recognition of their outstanding projects. Read More

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AASHTO Report explores sustainable DOT practices and programs.

November 20, 2012

Leaner and Greener: Sustainability at Work in Transportation, issued by AASHTO's Center for Environmental Excellence in conjunction with Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration, showcases ways transportation agencies are simultaneously cutting costs, helping environment, and strengthening communities. "FHWA is proud to work alongside all our partners to advance sustainable transportation practices," said FHWA Administrator Victor M. Mendez. Read More

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BIO applauds EPA response to RFS waiver requests.

November 20, 2012

According to BIO, EPA's logic-based decision to uphold Renewable Fuel Standard will protect America's energy security and maintain industry's progress in commercializing advanced biofuels. BIO previously submitted comments to the agency noting that any waiver of RFS would certainly harm biofuel producers and biotechnology companies across the U.S. Decision allows BIO member companies to continue to deliver innovative technologies to the market to expand domestic production of biofuels. Read More

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ANSI seeks comments on R/D management standard.

November 20, 2012

ABNT, the Brazilian member body to ISO, has submitted proposal for new International Standard on process management related to field of research, development, and innovation. According to proposal, standard would include test methods, sampling criteria, safety requirements, and other guidance on RD&I activities that are intended to promote business sustainability and to make it easier for relevant groups to ensure effectiveness and consistence of their RD&I activities. Read More

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Former VP of GM to keynote at IPC APEX EXPO.

November 20, 2012

Former corporate vice president of research and development and strategic planning at General Motors, Larry Burns, Ph.D., will share his vision of design and technology innovations within the automobile industry during his keynote address, "Reinventing the Automobile," at IPC APEX EXPO® on February 20, 2013. According to Dr. Burns, technology enabling driverless cars may be the most transformational to impact roadways — and is less than a decade away from being mass produced. Read More

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AEM Board addresses federal deficit at 2012 Annual Conference.

November 20, 2012

At 2012 Annual Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, AEM Board of Directors established federal deficit reduction as its top policy priority for 2013. Stu Levenick, AEM Chair, stressed transportation and energy infrastructure investment, progressive export policies, and pro-growth tax reform as industry policy agendas. Elected 2013 AEM Chair on November 9, Levenick also addressed consideration for education and revenue measures supporting long-term economic growth and job creation. Read More

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European Robotics Week 2012 looks at societal challenges.

November 20, 2012

EUnited Robotics is serving as central coordinator of European Robotics Week, which takes place November 26 to December 2 and aims to show public what robotics is all about and how it impacts society. Over 80 organisations have registered for participation, offering 182 robotics-related activities – demonstrations, workshops, open labs for students, hands-on activities for kids, robots visiting schools, art exhibitions, media events – for general public in 20 European countries. Read More

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NIST Study finds carbon nanotubes may protect DNA from oxidation.

November 19, 2012

In paper, Protective Roles of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes in Ultrasonication-Induced DNA Base Damage, NIST researchers provide evidence that nanotubes may protect DNA molecules in laboratory. Fragments of DNA were tested in presence or absence of carbon nanotubes. Research is part of work to help characterize potential risks of nanomaterials, and develop methods for identifying and measuring them. More studies are needed to see if same protective effect occurs in vivo. Read More

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ASC wins 6 awards for its website.

November 19, 2012

ASC has won 6 awards for its adhesives.org website in 2012 MarCom competition, sponsored by Association for Marketing and Communications Professionals. Over 6,000 entries spanning 7 categories are submitted to MarCom each year. Panel of senior-level marketing and communications professionals serve as judges, reviewing each entry for quality, creativity, and resourcefulness. Winners are chosen if their talent exceeds high standard of excellence and their work serves as benchmark for the industry. Read More

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Las Vegas Venetian to host 2013 International CES®.

November 19, 2012

Scheduled for January 8-11, the 2013 International CES® will spotlight the hottest technologies and innovations across emerging technology, high-performance audio, lifestyle electronics, and green initiatives. Event's show floor stretches across 1.8 million net sq-ft of space and accommodates 15,000 attendees and 3,000 exhibitors. Popular CES TechZones will include: Academia Tech, CloudBase3 Apps, Eureka Park, Sustainable Planet, and MommyTech, Kids@Play, and HigherEdTECH. Read More

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PMI 2012 Fall Conference promoted plumbing as profession.

November 19, 2012

Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) held its 2012 Fall Conference, focused on "Promoting Plumbing as a Profession" and strengthening partnerships surrounding industry, in Washington, D.C. from October 7–10. According to PMI Executive Director Barbara C. Higgens, conference "aimed to set a tone for moving forward." PMI and its members used this conference to layout framework for strengthening partnerships in industry, with consideration for all sectors. Read More

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Session 6 Agenda Finalized for cleaning, coating conference.

November 19, 2012

IPC and SMTA announced agenda for Session 6 of High-Reliability Cleaning and Coating Conference (November 13–15, 2012 in Chicago, IL). To be chaired by Dale Lee of Plexus Corp, session will teach process optimization, what it takes to clean no-clean flux residues, material compatibility effects of cleaning agents on adhesives and conformal coatings, improvement in cleaning when reducing oxygen levels during reflow, and process conditions needed to clean bottom-termination components. Read More

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ASC announces leadership changes for 2013.

November 19, 2012

ASC announces volunteer leadership changes that will start beginning January 1, 2013. Officers will include Rusty Thompson as Chair, Andy Johnston as Treasurer, Glenn Frommer as Past Chair, and Matt Croson as President. New Executive Committee member for 2013 will be Traci Jensen. In addition, new board members will include: Gerhard Haas, Traci Jensen, Chris Stevens, John Meccia, John McLaughlin, Steve Meenan, and Lex Reynolds. Read More

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Glen Albert Barton receives Subir Chowdhury medal.

November 19, 2012

Glen Albert Barton, retired chairman and CEO of Caterpillar Inc., has received 2012 SAE Subir Chowdhury Medal of Quality Leadership, which honors those in the mobility industry who bring forth innovation and broaden impact of quality in mobility engineering, design, and manufacturing. A graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, Barton joined Caterpillar in 1961 and held numerous marketing and general management positions around the world. He retired in 2004 after 5 years as CEO. Read More