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CEA introduces MotionTech TechZone.

October 9, 2013

CEA® announced MotionTech, the newest TechZone at the 2014 International CES®, scheduled to run Jan 7–10, 2014 in Las Vegas. Sponsored by MEMS Industry Group, MotionTech will showcase leading innovation in the motion technology field, including MEMS, the smallest motion-sensing devices. From gesture recognition and augmented reality, to eye-tracking technology and motion sensors, attendees will discover new ways to connect and interact with their devices. Read More

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NEMA Announces Spanish Website with translated documents.

October 9, 2013

To help improve understanding of safe and reliable electrical systems and components in Latin American countries, NEMA has translated several NEMA electrical standards and other technical documents into Spanish and made them available on NEMA's Spanish standards webpage (Normas en Español). NEMA's Gene Eckhart said this helps support efforts being made by key trading partners to improve electrical safety and efficiency by use of world-class standards. Read More

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2014 International CES to feature Audi chairman Rupert Stadler.

October 9, 2013

As announced by Consumer Electronics Association®, Rupert Stadler, chairman of board of management of AUDI AG, will deliver Tech Titan keynote address at 2014 International CES® (Las Vegas, January 7–10). Stadler will discuss future innovation in automotive industry as well as its direct impact on consumer technology market. Topics will focus on Audi's initiatives in piloted driving, future mobility concepts, and infotainment based on connectivity technologies. Read More

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AMT's Smartforce Rally Fighter is on tour for Manufacturing Day.

October 9, 2013

As sponsor of national grassroots effort to improve public perception of manufacturing in America, AMT will debut its Smartforce Rally Fighter in Dayton, OH in honor of Manufacturing Day. Smartforce Rally Fighter, embodying spirit of Manufacturing Day and American manufacturing innovation, is open-source production vehicle designed and developed by collaboration between Local Motors and global community comprised of thousands of designers, fabricators, engineers, and auto enthusiasts. Read More

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Proficiency Testing Program addresses diesel exhaust fluid.

October 9, 2013

ASTM's Diesel Exhaust Fluid Proficiency Testing Program provides laboratories with statistical quality assurance tool, enabling them to compare, improve, and maintain high level of performance in use of ISO methods with other laboratories worldwide. Impurities in DEF can cause selective catalytic reduction technology, which is part of diesel engine’s powertrain configuration, to fail. As a result, it is both beneficial and important to maintain DEF quality standards and testing. Read More

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Inter-Agency Collaboration supports weatherization workforce.

October 9, 2013

Collaboration between Energy Department, its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and home energy performance industry seeks to support weatherization workforce with consistent on-the-job tools, accredited training programs, and credentials that lead to better-defined career paths. Along with Standard Work Specifications (SWS) for weatherization processionals, NREL developed publicly available API for companies to integrate within tools they develop for employees. Read More

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Public Listening Sessions address carbon pollution reduction.

October 9, 2013

EPA will hold 11 public listening sessions across the country to solicit ideas and input from the public and stakeholders about the best Clean Air Act approaches to reducing carbon pollution from existing power plants. Feedback from sessions will play an important role in helping EPA develop smart, cost-effective guidelines that reflect the latest and best information available. Agency will seek additional public input during notice and comment period once it issues proposal, by June 2014. Read More

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GlassBuild Attendees Win Discounts for fenestration knowledge.

October 9, 2013

During GlassBuild America, AAMA-hosted interactive game show let attendees win discounts on courses and exams from FenestrationMasters™ program. Prior to GlassBuild, participants could test their fenestration knowledge online by answering questions on Twitter and LinkedIn. Troy Hein, senior account manager Central/North Florida of YKK AP America, Inc., was top "Are You Smarter Than a FenestrationMaster?" winner and received 45% discount from his online and game show participation. Read More