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RAPID 2013 to highlight latest in additive manufacturing.

May 6, 2013

SME has opened media registration for RAPID 2013 Conference and Exposition to be held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA, June 10-13. This year's event features 75 conference presentations and more than 30,000 sq-ft of exhibits, including the Contemporary Art Gallery—a showcase of artwork that has been 3D printed or designed using 3D imaging technologies. National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute will deliver Wednesday’s keynote and exhibit on show floor. Read More

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Asphalt Roofing Awards honor remarkable building projects.

May 6, 2013

ARMA's Quality Asphalt Roofing Case-Study Awards Program recognizes architects, contractors, and specifiers who use asphaltic roofing materials on low-slope and steep-slope building projects for their beauty, affordability, and reliability. Winners of this year's awards include a building that houses a federal agency that monitors marine life and climate, an insurance company that wanted to add a vegetated roof, and an upscale home in a bucolic residential community prone to frequent rainfall. Read More

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ASTM releases compilation of surface preparation standards.

May 6, 2013

A new compilation, ASTM Standards for Surface Preparation, is now available on CD-ROM from ASTM International. Publication provides the latest research, standards, and testing protocols for the surface preparation community. It includes information on surface preparation for flooring and coating of walls, including several types of surfaces, both commercial and industrial. Read More

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LED Streetlight Design can help curb light pollution.

May 6, 2013

As reported in OSA's open-access journal Optics Express, team of researchers from Taiwan and Mexico has developed lighting system design that utilizes high-efficiency LEDs and ensures they shine only where needed. This spares surrounding homes and evening sky from unwanted illumination. "High-performance LED street lighting using microlens arrays" co-author Ching-Cherng Sun said system offers adaptability to different street lamp layouts and is based on 3-part lighting fixture. Read More

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Wisconsin Utilities will reduce emissions to comply with CAA.

May 6, 2013

U.S. EPA, Department of Justice, and U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Wisconsin announced Clean Air Act settlement with Wisconsin Power and Light Company that will reduce air pollution from 3 coal-fired power plants located near Portage, Sheboygan, and Cassville. WPL and its co-defendants agreed to invest more than $1 billion in pollution control, spend $8.5 million on environmental mitigation projects, and pay civil penalty of $2.45 million to resolve alleged violations of CAA. Read More

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NIST Measurement Tool aids growing MEMS industry.

May 6, 2013

Introduced by NIST, measurement tool will help device designers, manufacturers, and customers see 8 common dimensional and material property measurements key to device performance. Test chips, Reference Materials 8096 and 8097, are QA tools that enable comparisons of measurements on MEMS devices made with different equipment and by different labs/companies. Capabilities will facilitate characterization and troubleshooting, instrument calibration, and communication. Read More

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NIST transfers time signals over wireless optical channel.

May 6, 2013

By bouncing eye-safe laser pulses off mirror on hillside, researchers at NIST have transferred ultra precise time signals through open air with precision equivalent to "ticking" of world's best next-generation atomic clocks. Described in Nature Photonics, demonstration shows how next-generation atomic clocks at different locations could be linked wirelessly to improve geodesy, distribution of time and frequency information, satellite navigation, radar arrays, and other applications. Read More

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RIA announces 2013 Golden Quill award winner.

May 6, 2013

During its recent Leadership Summit and Industry Expo, RIA honored Tracy Bachtell of Paul Davis Restoration with its 2013 Golden Quill award. Eligible articles are reviewed by panel of judges who select winning article based on degree of usefulness of information to readers; composition and clarity of article; and style or personality conveyed by author. Only articles written by RIA members and submitted to C&R magazine during previous year are eligible for award consideration. Read More