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AIM's RFID Emblem is approved for registration by ISO.

July 9, 2012

AIM has been appointed by ISO as registration authority for RFID Emblem standard, which provides visible identification method for RFID transponders, interrogators, and tagged items. Adopted as ISO/IEC 29160 Information technology - Radio frequency identification for item management - RFID Emblem, it is public-domain object to augment other emblems and logos such as recycling and CE. Standard includes 2-char code, RFID Index, that can be included in RFID Emblem graphic. Read More

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EPA proposes updates for 2010 cement standards.

July 9, 2012

In response to federal court ruling and data from industry, U.S. EPA is proposing changes to its 2010 air standards for Portland cement manufacturing industry. Proposal would continue significant emission reductions from 2010 standards while providing industry additional compliance flexibilities, including more time to implement proposed updates by extending compliance date for existing cement kilns from September 2013 to September 2015. Read More

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IPC APEX EXPO named in Top 25 Fastest-Growing Trade Shows.

July 6, 2012

IPC APEX EXPO® has been named one of the Trade Show News Network 2012 "Top 25 Fastest-growing Trade Shows in Attendance in the United States." According to Tony Hilvers, IPC Vice President of Industry Programs, the show met or surpassed all attendance and exhibition goals in 2012 and is now 90% sold out for 2013 with 11% more square footage sold than at the same time in 2012. IPC APEX EXPO 2013 will take place February 19-21, 2013, at the San Diego Convention Center. Read More

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EPA Releases Guidance on fuel availability provisions for ships.

July 6, 2012

U.S. EPA interim guidance for ship owners and operators clarifies how U.S. government will implement fuel availability provisions when ships are unable to obtain fuel that meets standards protecting against sulfur pollution along coast. Content includes background information on North American ECA fuel sulfur standards, how vessel owners/operators can establish compliance with requirements, and how those incapable of obtaining compliant fuel oil can make fuel oil non-availability claim. Read More

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Exhibit Space Sales are Strong for World of Asphalt, AGG1 2013.

July 6, 2012

With ~11 months until opening day, exhibit space sales for co-located 2013 World of Asphalt and AGG1 expositions are 15% ahead of 2012 show for same time in show cycle. Companies will display new equipment, products, and technologies for aggregates, asphalt, pavement maintenance, and traffic safety sectors. Both events will be held March 19-21 in San Antonio, TX. According to Show Manager Rich Prausa, feedback from exhibitors and partner associations "has been overwhelmingly positive." Read More

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EPA is awarding $2.7 million to revitalize urban waters.

July 6, 2012

EPA is awarding $2.7 million to 46 organizations in 32 states and Puerto Rico to help restore urban waters, support community revitalization, and protect Americans' health. EPA's Urban Waters program funding supports communities' efforts to access, improve, and benefit from their urban waters and surrounding land. Recipients will promote restoration of urban waters through community engagement and outreach, water quality monitoring and studies, and environmental education and training. Read More

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NTSB Regulations Review is accepting comments through August 27.

July 6, 2012

NTSB regulations review is being undertaken to determine whether any should be modified, streamlined, expanded, or repealed to make them more effective and less burdensome. This is being done to comply with executive order encouraging independent Federal agencies to review rules that have significant economic impact, and Board encourages public to submit comments in response to this Request for Information. Comment period concludes August 27. Read More

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Thruster Tests Completed for NASA partner Boeing's crew capsule.

July 6, 2012

Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne successfully completed tests on thruster for Boeing's CST-100 Commercial Space Transportation spacecraft. Boeing is one of several companies working to develop crew transportation capabilities under Commercial Crew Development Round 2 agreement with NASA's Commercial Crew Program. NASA Commercial Crew Program Manager Ed Mango praised Boeing and Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne, saying they "know what it takes to develop safe systems and subsystems." Read More

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ABA publishes 16 legal e-books on Apple iBookstore.

July 6, 2012

American Bar Association (ABA) Law Practice Management Section (LPMS) announced publication of 16 e-books for lawyers, available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. These include iPad Apps in One Hour for Lawyers, authored by Tom Mighell, Chair of ABA LPMS. Other books address topics as apps for lawyers such as cloud computing, social media, legal technology, networking and careers, law firm marketing, legal writing, information security, and other issues facing legal profession. Read More

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Welding and Gases Today offers weekly industry articles.

July 6, 2012

To better serve GAWDA members, Welding and Gases Today Online its offering online-exclusive content with weekly On The Edge feature. On The Edge articles, once a bi-weekly feature, focus on current events and hot topics in gases and welding industry and share different views from distributors, suppliers, and end-users. Weekly publishing schedule will help industry members keep tabs on issues that affect their business as they emerge. Read More

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Symposium focuses on materials in oxygen-enriched atmospheres.

July 5, 2012

Thirteenth International Symposium on Flammability and Sensitivity of Materials in Oxygen-Enriched Atmospheres will take place September 19-21 at Concordia University in Montreal, QC, Canada. Beneficial for all individuals involved with design and operation of oxygen and oxidizer systems, event will provide forum for exchange of ideas - improving safety for manufacturing, safe use, and currently research - on oxygen, oxygen-enriched environments, and other oxidizer systems. Read More

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BIO lauds DoD's support of drop-in biofuel production.

July 5, 2012

Biotechnology Industry Organization applauded Department of Defense's announced public-private partnership opportunity to support integrated domestic advanced drop-in biofuel biorefinery. Opportunity shares cost of establishing biorefineries and feedstock supply chains to provide U.S. military with certified biofuels. Ensuring reliability/affordability of fuel supplies through diversification, this is also critical for military readiness and national security, according to Brent Erickson of BIO. Read More

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COBie Guide released for industry review.

July 5, 2012

NIBS buildingSMART alliance(TM) has opened draft guide on Construction Operations Building information exchange (COBie) standard for industry review until Oct 2, 2012. Standard identifies minimum requirements for what digital data should be collected during design and construction, so that information is available later to manage assets throughout life of building. Once updated and finalized, based on consensus feedback, COBie Guide will be submitted as best practice ballot to NBIMS Version 3. Read More

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Materials Symposium focuses on oxygen-enriched atmospheres.

July 5, 2012

Thirteenth International Symposium on Flammability and Sensitivity of Materials in Oxygen-Enriched Atmospheres will take place September 19-21, 2012 at Concordia University in Montreal, QC, Canada. Sponsored by ASTM International Committee G04 on Compatibility and Sensitivity of Materials in Oxygen Enriched Atmospheres, symposium will provide forum for idea exchange on oxygen, oxygen-enriched environments, and other oxidizer systems. Read More

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New Certified Robot Integrators were announced by RIA.

July 5, 2012

Ellison Technologies Automation, Intelligrated Systems Inc, and Progressive Machine and Design (PMD) are newest recipients of Certified Robot Integrator designation from RIA. RIA President Jeff Burnstein noted that "achieving certification will be valuable to integrators looking to showcase their capabilities and experience to users and suppliers alike." Burnstein also pointed out how program lets integrators benchmark their processes against best industry practices. Read More

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Symposium To Explore Impact of shale gas on vehicle development.

July 5, 2012

Taking place in Pittsburgh, PA on August 28, SAE 2012 Shale Gas Impact on Vehicle Development Symposium will focus on impact of natural gas vehicle adoption, shale exploration, and natural gas infrastructure on bi-fuel vehicle production. Attendees will gain understanding of energy policy related to natural gas exploration/CNG as well infrastructure developments. Additional topics will address market opportunities and regulatory environment. Read More

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PMMI launches The Beverage Connected Community.

July 5, 2012

PMMI, owner and producer of PACK EXPO International 2012, announced launch of The Beverage Connected Community, an online forum where beverage industry can connect and continue their PACK EXPO show experience beyond show floor. This addition to PACK EXPO Connected Communities will be an online extension of PACK EXPO's Beverage Cooler Lounge, sponsored by International Society of Beverage Technologists, which makes its debut in the Grand Concourse at PACK EXPO International 2012. Read More

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Abstracts Sought for Lean electronics assembly symposium.

July 5, 2012

Experts are invited to submit abstracts for IPC Symposium on Lean for the Electronics Assembly Industry: Putting Theory to Practice, which will take place December 4-5, 2012, in Costa Mesa, CA. Abstracts are being sought on such aspects of Lean implementation as real-world, in-depth case studies of how Lean has been implemented in EMS companies; value stream mapping; Kaizen events; 5S; and Lean DOE basics. Submissions should be of noncommercial nature and feature real-life experiences. Read More

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NREL Research earns two prestigious R/D 100 awards.

July 5, 2012

Developed at NREL, Desiccant-enhanced Evaporative (DEVAP) Air-Conditioning Cycle cools commercial buildings at a small fraction of the energy use of a traditional cooler, releases far less carbon dioxide, and could cut costly peak electricity demand by 80%. SJ3 3-Junction Solar Cells, utilizing tunable bandgaps, lattice-matched architecture, and ultra-concentration tunnel junctions, achieve world record conversion efficiency of 43.5% with potential to reach 50%. Read More

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Electronics Manufacturing Conference targets midwest audience.

July 5, 2012

With 50+ exhibitors and three-quarters of its show floor sold to date, IPC Midwest Conference and Exhibition is on target to deliver focused, regional event for electronics manufacturing industry. Event will be held August 22-23, 2012 in Schaumburg, IL. In its sixth year, IPC Midwest will continue to offer technical conference in addition to exhibition as well as standards development meetings featuring industry leaders. Read More