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IPC APEX India welcomed nearly 1,000 attendees.

October 2, 2013

Held Aug 26-29 in Bangalore, India, IPC APEX India™ included technical conference, professional development workshops, and trade show with 34 exhibitors to provide visitors with latest information on new technologies and processes as well as new products in electronics manufacturing. Event also featured competitions that brought together skilled hand soldering technicians and PCB designers in India with winners and runners-up receiving free admission to IPC certification courses. Read More

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BIO Announces NSF Track featuring 10 emerging biotech companies.

October 2, 2013

BIO's announced agreement with National Science Foundation (NSF) to bring SBIR-funded, early-stage biotech companies to present at BIO Investor Forum 2013. Presenting companies in NSF track include ADMdx, Biodesy, Carmot, CertiChem, Jade Therapeutics, Nano3D Biosciences, Nanofiber Solutions, Parabon Nanolabs, Stemina, and Tymora Analytical Operations. All are funded by NSF and focused on drug discovery, diagnostics, and other platform technologies. Read More

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Cycling Emissions Calculated for increased alt energy in West.

October 1, 2013

Phase 2 of Western Wind and Solar Integration Study (WWSIS-2) quantifies potential impacts of increasing wind and solar power generation on operators of fossil-fueled power plants in West. Study finds carbon emissions induced by more frequent cycling are negligible (<0.2%) compared with carbon reductions achieved via wind and solar power generation. SO2 emissions reductions from wind and solar are 5% less than expected, and emissions of nitrogen oxides are reduced 2% more than expected. Read More

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Arnold Schwarzenegger to headline WEEC in Washington, DC.

October 1, 2013

Focusing on long term energy outlook, 36th World Energy Engineering Congress will feature debate on the future and impact of climate change policy, what next steps are likely to be taken by executive and legislative branches on the issue, and updates on mapping cap and trade legislation. Event will include over 250 speakers, including Opening Session speakers: former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Senator Jeff Sessions, Kateri Callahan, Jim Bolte, and William Colton. Read More

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EPA Flame Retardants Evaluation covers safer substitute for HBCD.

October 1, 2013

U.S. EPA released Design for the Environment Alternatives Assessment draft report on alternatives to hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD), a flame retardant chemical that has persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic characteristics. Findings in report can help manufacturers identify safer alternatives to use of HBCD in polystyrene building insulation. In addition to identifying 2 viable chemical alternatives, report provides list of substances that are not currently expected to be viable. Read More

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SepticSmart Week Encourages Homeowners to care for septic systems.

October 1, 2013

During SepticSmart Week (September 23–27), U.S. EPA encourages homeowners to take action to ensure their septic systems are functioning properly. EPA's Nancy Stoner said homeowners can help protect their community's health and local waterways "By taking a few small, simple steps to care for their home’s septic system." EPA's SepticSmart program encourages proper septic system care and maintenance all year long, helping educate about need for periodic maintenance and proper daily system use. Read More

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PPA announces Student Design Challenge winners.

October 1, 2013

Paperboard Packaging Alliance, a joint initiative between AF&PA and the Paperboard Packaging Council, announced winners of its Ninth Annual Student Design Challenge at the PACK EXPO convention. This year's challenge tasked students with designing functional and creative package for movie theater candy, addressing how design could be merchandised. First and second place winners were from Pratt Institute, and third place winners were from Fashion Institute of Technology. Read More

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AASHTO awards top prizes in Faces of Transportation contest.

October 1, 2013

During Faces of Transportation competition, 28 transportation department employees from 21 states and 6 private citizens submitted 121 photographs. Grand Prize was awarded to California DOT Engineer Martin Chandrawinata for photograph of iron worker using a cutting torch while suspended from San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. People's Choice Award was presented to photographer Bill Hall who captured California DOT Engineer Matt Bruce inspecting cable band installation near top of same bridge. Read More