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Wyoming DOT supports fuel tax increase.

June 18, 2013

First increase in Wyoming's fuel taxes in 15 yr will take effect July 1, allowing Wyoming State Department of Transportation to fully adopt the pavement preservation philosophy it began in 2011. In new Two-Minute State DOT Update video, WYDOT Director John Cox tells Transportation TV the 10-cents-per-gallon increase is expected to raise an additional $47.5 million a year to improve and preserve state's highways. WYDOT manages 6,859 miles of roadway throughout the state. Read More

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Scholarship Award Winners announced at AAMA Summer Conference.

June 18, 2013

AAMA celebrated 13 consecutive years of furthering careers and education of students pursuing degrees related to building products industry by awarding 7 scholarships to children of employees of AAMA member companies during 2013 AAMA Summer Conference. According to AAMA president and CEO Rich Walker, "By supporting these students on their journey to further develop their knowledge and passion, we are hopeful they will make valuable contributions...upon completing their education." Read More

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Richard Conley earns ASTM International Award of Merit.

June 18, 2013

Consultant Richard W. Conley received Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow from ASTM International Committee F17 on Plastic Piping Systems in recognition of his individual contributions to standards activities. Specifically, Conley was honored for his outstanding dedication and leadership in Committee F17 and notable contributions to development of national standards that have enhanced reliability, durability, and safety of plastics in piping systems. Read More

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Crib/Mattress ASTM Standard addresses safety requirements.

June 18, 2013

ASTM F2933, Consumer Safety Specification for Crib Mattresses, covers such topics as gap between mattress and crib rails, height of crib from top of mattress, and mattress thickness. Standard establishes design requirements, testing requirements and methods, and requirements for labeling for full-size and non-full-size crib mattresses. Also, test methods are included for permanence of labels and warnings and mattress dimensional measurements for full-size cribs. Read More

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Novel Enzyme may prove beneficial to biofuels industry.

June 18, 2013

Researchers from the U.K., NREL, and the University of Kentucky have published a paper describing novel cellulose-degrading enzyme from a marine wood borer Limnoria quadripunctata, commonly known as the gribble. Gribbles exhibit a relatively unique ability to produce their own enzymes instead of using symbiotic microbes to break down the biomass they eat. New biomass-degrading enzymes from novel sources such as the gribble may prove beneficial to biofuels industry. Read More

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OR Engineering Student recognized as one of most promising.

June 17, 2013

Manufacturing and engineering student at Oregon State University, Alexandria Moseley, has been recognized as one of 15 most promising college engineering students from USA and world by National Engineers Week via its New Faces of Engineering College Edition. Moseley has been supported with scholarship funding by SME Education Foundation, which nominated her. Alexandria is focused on her new career saying that her studies further her awareness of how much society depends on this work. Read More

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BIO addresses Supreme Court review of isolated DNA patents.

June 17, 2013

Jim Greenwood, President and CEO of BIO, issued statement on U.S. Supreme Court's decision regarding Myriad Genetics' patent claims on isolated DNA molecules, which summarily ruled that so-called cDNA remains eligible for patenting. Decision offers urgently needed certainty for research-driven companies that rely on cDNA patents for investment in innovation, but also represents troubling departure from decades of judicial and PTO precedent supporting patentability of DNA molecules. Read More

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EPMA launches new website.

June 17, 2013

After over 6 months of development, EPMA launched a new website which went live on June 10. Newly designed website will be underpinned by Joomla! system, enabling content and services to be added more freely than previous version. Website has carried over a great deal of existing content from previous version, and a range of new services for Members and Non-Members is under development along with a rolling program of updating Powder Metallurgy Case Studies through Spotlight in PM program. Read More