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Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles make rapid progress in range.

August 15, 2012

NREL completed 7-year project to demonstrate and evaluate hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles and hydrogen fueling infrastructure in real-world settings. National Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Learning Demonstration Final Report shows progress in extending vehicle driving ranges and increasing fuel cell durability. Project generated data from more than 500,000 individual vehicle trips covering 3.6 million miles traveled and 152,000 kg hydrogen produced or dispensed. Read More

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Nuclear Experts Invited to Participate in ISO TC 85 activities.

August 15, 2012

Nuclear Energy Standards Coordination Collaborative (NESCC) - joint initiative of ANSI and NIST - works to support the safe, sustainable expansion of nuclear power in U.S. ASTM International serves as ANSI-accredited administrator of U.S. TAG to ISO TC 85, Nuclear energy, and 3 of its subcommittees (SCs). U.S. TAG seeks experts to participate in ISO groups: TC 85, nuclear energy; TC 85, SC 2, radiological protection; TC 85, SC 5, nuclear fuel cycle; and TC 85, SC 6, reactor technology. Read More

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Comments Sought for ISO field of activity on sludge treatment.

August 15, 2012

Association Française de Normalisation (AFNOR), France's member body to ISO, submitted proposal for new field of technical activity on sludge recovery, treatment, recycling, and disposal. Proposed work area would cover field of application of lighting in specific cases complementary to work items of International Commission on Illumination (CIE) and coordination of drafts from CIE. ANSI invites interested stakeholders to submit comments on said proposal by September 21, 2012. Read More

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ASTM Plastic Piping Systems Committee honors Larry Petroff.

August 15, 2012

ASTM International Committee F17 on Plastic Piping Systems has presented Frank W. Reinhart and Henry Kuhlmann Award to Larry Petroff, a consultant based near Athens, GA, for his outstanding contributions to plastic pipe standardization. A member of ASTM since 1983, Petroff works on multiple F17 subcommittees and is past secretary of F17.26 on Olefin Based Pipe. Petroff was a technical specialist at Performance Pipe, a division of Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LP, for more than 30 years. Read More

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ASTM Committee presents award to Dr. Brian Schumacher.

August 15, 2012

ASTM International Committee D34 on Waste Management presented B. Charles Malloy Leadership Award to Brian Schumacher, Ph.D., supervisory physical scientist in the environmental chemistry branch at EPA's National Exposure Research Laboratory. Award recognizes exceptional leadership and dedication to waste management standardization and the work of committee. Schumacher, who joined ASTM in 1994, serves as member at large on D34.90 executive subcommittee and chairs D34.01.03 on Sampling Equipment. Read More

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Fieldbus Incorporated qualifies for FOUNDATION(TM) DSP program.

August 15, 2012

Fieldbus Foundation announced that Fieldbus Inc. has qualified under its FOUNDATION Development Services Provider (DSP) program, which helps automation equipment suppliers prepare to design and manufacture products employing FOUNDATION fieldbus technology. Qualified DSP participants have been evaluated to ensure they have tools, training, and experience necessary to support range of FOUNDATION fieldbus development projects. Read More

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JLA Open Access Issue highlights nanoprocessing research.

August 15, 2012

Journal of Laser Applications (JLA) is offering its special edition on recent research in laser-based nanoprocessing free for viewing and download. This issue, "Generation of Sub-100 nm Structures by Nonlinear Laser-Material Integration," consists of midterm progress report on 6-year study that was initiated in 2008 by German Research Foundation (DFG). September edition is co-edited by Ostendorf with Drs. Karsten Koenig of Saarland University and Yongfeng Lu of University of Nebraska. Read More

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OSA commends National Academy of Sciences report.

August 15, 2012

OSA applauded release of U.S. National Academy of Sciences Committee on Harnessing Light report titled, "Optics and Photonics: Essential Technologies for Our Nation." A follow up to a similar report published in 1998, study identifies technological and economic opportunities the science has enabled, assesses trends in market needs, gives examples of where progress in photonics innovation has translated into economic benefits, and makes recommendations for future research and policies. Read More

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Aluminum Week to examine the road ahead.

August 15, 2012

Scheduled for October 15-18, Aluminum Week 2012 will be hosted by Aluminum Association, Aluminum Extruders Council, and Aluminum Anodizers Council. Event will feature Aluminum Association's Annual Meeting, AEC's Management Conference, and AAC's 21st Annual International Anodizing Conference. In addition to enabling members of trade groups to gather together and make connections, Aluminum Week will give participants insight into future for market growth, policy, and manufacturing. Read More

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Call for Entries is Open for design and engineering awards.

August 15, 2012

Entries are being accepted through September 14, 2012 for International CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Awards. Honorees will be announced November 12, 2012 at Consumer Electronics Association's (CEA) New York Press Preview and showcased at 2013 International CES®. Competition honors outstanding design and engineering across 29 consumer electronics categories. New categories include Tech for a Better World and Accessible and Universal Design Technologies. Read More

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SME Elects Distinguished Individuals to 2012 College of Fellows.

August 15, 2012

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) elected 6 industry leaders to its College of Fellows. According to SME's 2012 president LaRoux Gillespie, "The Class of 2012 SME Fellows exemplifies outstanding research, innovations, and leadership." Inductees include Dean L. Bartles, PhD, FSME; Ruxu Du, PhD, FSME; F. Brian Holmes, FSME, CMfgE; Fritz Klocke, Prof. Dr.-Ing., FSME; Steven Y. Liang, PhD, FSME; and Yung C. Shin, PhD, FSME. Deadline for 2013 Fellow nominations is December 1, 2012. Read More

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Federal Electronics Challenge Award Winners save $7.8 million.

August 15, 2012

EPA and Office of the Federal Environmental Executive announced recipients of 2012 Federal Electronics Challenge Awards. Winners completed variety of electronics stewardship activities in fiscal year 2011, including purchasing more than 105,000 green electronics registered with EPEAT; enabling power saving sleep features on more than 97% of their computers and monitors; and recycling more than 361,000 lb of electronics, resulting in GHG emissions reductions and $7.8 million savings. Read More

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MetalForming Magazine Programs cover servo press technology.

August 14, 2012

PMA's MetalForming magazine announces series of technical programs featuring latest developments in servo-press technology. Servo Press Technology Experience includes 3 free webinars and 1 live event at PMA headquarters. Webinars include: Servo Press Technology-Applications for Today and Tomorrow; Applications for Servo Presses-Drawing and In-Die Secondary Operations; and Marrying your Servo Press to a Metalforming System-Considerations for Controls and Feeds. Read More

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EPA awards $2 million to small businesses.

August 14, 2012

EPA has awarded 7 contracts totaling more than $2 million to small businesses to develop new technologies that keep environment clean and healthy. Companies won contract through Small Business Innovation Research program competition, which encourages small businesses to explore and develop environmental technologies. Recipients include: FBS, Inc.; Lynntech, Inc.; TDA Research, Inc.; Advanced Diamond Technologies, Inc.; Adherent Technologies, Inc.; Faraday Technology, Inc.; and OPTRA, Inc. Read More

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Tiago Bonomo, Daniel Miller elected as newest AEM directors.

August 14, 2012

Filling unexpired terms, AEM elected 2 new directors. Tiago Bonomo, President and CEO of McCormick USA, joins AEM AG Sector Board, while Daniel Miller, President and CEO of Manitou Americas Inc, joins AEM CE Sector Board. AEM directors help set guidelines and operating policies of association on behalf of its members in such areas as public policy, equipment statistics and market information, trade shows, technical and product safety support, global business development, and more. Read More

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Updated NIST Guide lays out computer security incident plan.

August 14, 2012

Based on best practices from government, academic, and business organizations, NIST's guide for managing computer security incidents includes section expanding on coordination and information sharing among agencies. Step-by-step instructions help new or established incident response teams create proper policy and plan. Recommendations include inclusion of mission statement, strategies, and goals; organizational incident response approach; response capability metrics; and updating process. Read More

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NIST focuses on testing standards for Lab-on-a-Chip devices.

August 14, 2012

Lab on a Chip devices are microchip-size systems that can prepare and analyze tiny fluid samples with volumes ranging from a few microliters to sub-nanoliters. LOCs are envisioned to one day revolutionize how laboratory tasks such as diagnosing diseases and investigating forensic evidence are performed. However, recent paper from NIST argues that before LOC technology can be fully commercialized, testing standards need to be developed and implemented. Read More

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IPC Study forecasts PCB production growth to resume.

August 14, 2012

According to 2011-2012 Industry Analysis and Forecast for PCB Industry in North America, printed circuit board production declined considerably in 2011, but growth has resumed in 2012 and is forecast to continue through 2014. Comprehensive report covers both rigid PCB and flexible circuit industries. Representative sample of 38 North American PCB manufacturers participated, with $2 billion in total sales, accounting for approximately 48% of North American market. Read More

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PMI announces new committee co-chairs.

August 13, 2012

PMI President Stewart Yang of Kohler Co. announced appointment of three chairs, reappointment of one chair, and election of one chair to serve on PMI's Focus and Standing Committees. Three-year terms for these positions officially begin with 2012 PMI Fall Conference, being held October 7-10. Yang's decision was based upon PMI meeting attendance, leadership, expertise, and overall commitment to PMI. Read More

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Fieldbus Foundation updates device coupler test specification.

August 13, 2012

FOUNDATION(TM) fieldbus physical layer technology - H1 (31.25 kbps) device coupler test specification - includes criteria from international IEC 61158 standard and additional functional tests, such as input impedance, short-circuit reaction time, and bus voltage consumption. Enabling coupler manufacturers to perform standard tests against implementation, standard provides confidence that registered fieldbus equipment can be used in tightly integrated, interoperable control system architecture. Read More