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Conflict Minerals Conference looks at EU and U.S. regulations.

October 14, 2013

Conflict Minerals: Complying with EU and U.S. Laws will take place October 23, 2013 in Brussels, Belgium. At this conference, manufacturers can learn about upcoming legislation directly from government officials and hear how industry leaders are doing preparing for compliance with EU and U.S. laws. Attendees will also gain insight into EU regulations that Commission will propose later this fall, U.S. Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform, and Consumer Protection Act. Read More

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Pacific Rim Summit to address synthetic biology applications.

October 11, 2013

Scheduled for Dec 8–11, BIO's 2013 Pacific Rim Summit will showcase how advances in technology have allowed researchers to control DNA, making it easier to engineer cells to desired end point. It will also discuss how progress in the understanding of biological circuitry of algae and cyanobacteria has led to effective application of technologies used for food, feed, and medicine; and how use of native biosynthetic pathways can increase yields of desired products, such as renewable chemicals. Read More

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NEMA Publishes Standard luminaire enclosure ingress protection.

October 11, 2013

NEMA published ANSI C136.25-2013 Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment–Ingress Protection (Resistance to Dust, Solid Objects, and Moisture) for Luminaire Enclosures. Types of protection covered in detail therein includes protection of persons who have contact with or approach energized electrical components inside luminaire enclosure as well as protection of equipment inside enclosure against harmful ingress of water, solid foreign objects, or dust. Read More

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Digital Fitness Area expands 30% at 2014 International CES.

October 11, 2013

CEA® announced 30% growth of digital fitness footprint at 2014 International CES®, which will take place January 7–10, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV. As market-specific TechZone focused exclusively on newest technologies for sports and fitness enthusiasts, FitnessTech expanded to 11,500 ft² and will showcase 75+ companies. FitnessTech will feature hundreds of products, services, and solutions that use technology to make workouts and outdoor activities fun, safe, and effective. Read More

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Gothenburg Successfully Hosts Euro PM Congress 2013.

October 10, 2013

City of Gothenburg hosted Euro PM Congress 2013, which was organized and sponsored by European Powder Metallurgy Association. International event included delegates from nearly 50 countries in all regions, and technical content attracted 200+ Oral and Poster presentations as well as attendance of 800+ participants from all parts of PM industry. Also, event included sold-out exhibition, with 85 stands covering companies from all parts of PM supply chain, as well as awards presentations. Read More

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Valve Basics Education Program expands to 2 days in New Orleans.

October 10, 2013

Valve Manufacturers Association's next Valves & Actuators 101 course will take place November 6–7, 2013 at Harrah's of New Orleans. This full 2-day seminar brings together employees and supervisors of plants that use valves, actuators, and controls with distributors and sales reps who want to better understand products they sell. Lessons guide attendees through valves and systems they help control, and Valve Petting Zoo provides hands-on experience regarding products discussed during course. Read More

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ASTM honors Dr. Markus Heinimann with Award of Merit.

October 10, 2013

A member of ASTM since 1996, Markus Heinimann, Ph.D., technology manager – aerospace at Alcoa Technical Center, Alcoa Center, PA, has received ASTM International Award of Merit. Committee E08 on Fatigue and Fracture honored Heinimann for his exceptional and sustained technical and leadership contributions, in particular to the advancement and application of fracture mechanics technologies for structural integrity and reliability in the aerospace industry. Read More

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BIO Issues Call for Papers industrial biotechnology conference.

October 9, 2013

BIO invites leaders from biotechnology, chemical, and agricultural industries to submit proposals and individual papers for 2014 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, which will be held May 12–15 in Philadelphia, PA. Before deadline of November 21, 2013, those from biotechnology industry, academia, and science community can submit abstract or proposal for 15 min presentation in any program track. Proposed papers can address any range of topics. Read More