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ASTM Forensic Psychophysiology Committee to meet June 4.

May 17, 2013

The next meeting of ASTM International Committee E52 on Forensic Psychophysiology will be held at the 36th Annual Seminar of the American Association of Police Polygraphists. Meeting will provide attendees with information regarding Committee E52 and its standards, as well as an opportunity for attendees to participate in standards development process by providing feedback to proposed revisions of existing E52 standards. Participants will receive continuing education hours for their attendance. Read More

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Report Identifies Strategies to achieve net-zero energy houses.

May 17, 2013

Information on gaps and strategies to overcome them concerning residences that generate as much energy as they use during one year (net-zero houses) are summarized in Strategies to Achieve Net-Zero Energy Homes: A Framework for Future Guidelines. This new publication from NIST is based on discussions at 2011 workshop. Report breaks out 3 categories of challenges: design, technology and equipment, and needs and behaviors of homeowners and building industry. Read More

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MESA announces White Paper #42.

May 17, 2013

The Role of Semantic Models in Smarter Industrial Operations investigates application of semantic model design and technology in industrial operations integration and evolving role of semantic computing in operations management. Semantic (data) modeling as a core component of application architecture is compared to more familiar architectural integration patterns. As operations functions are described, value of semantic models is illustrated through examples that should be familiar to reader. Read More

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Webinar to discuss solar market and installation trends.

May 17, 2013

IREC's annual report, U.S. Solar Market and Installation Trends 2013, compiles and analyzes public data on U.S. solar installations by technology, state, and market sector for 2012. Now in its sixth year, report covers solar technologies that produce electricity, including photovoltaics and concentrating solar power. Scheduled for June 4, free webinar will feature information about PV installations in 2012, including growth trends by sector and state rankings for installations. Read More

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PT/MC Industry Expands for twelfth conseuctive quarter.

May 17, 2013

Representing substantial increase over last quarter's reading of 50.7, 1Q13 PTDA Business Index produced reading of 61.1. This indicates power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) industry expanded at slightly faster pace compared with 4Q12. However, 1Q2013 index is significantly lower when compared against same quarter in previous years (85.5 for 1Q2011 index and 75.4 for 1Q12). Entire report includes U.S. and Canadian breakout data in addition to historical data. Read More

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BIO Applauds Introduction of Spread Pricing Liquidity Act.

May 17, 2013

BIO thanked Representative David Schweikert (R-AZ) for introducing H.R. 1952, Spread Pricing Liquidity Act, which is designed to increase liquidity and spur capital formation for small businesses, including emerging biotech companies, that are traded on the public market. In comment, BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood said that "The Spread Pricing Liquidity Act takes an important step toward granting tick size flexibility to emerging biotech companies." Read More

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SPE announces expo program and exhibitors for RAPID 2013.

May 17, 2013

The 2013 RAPID Conference and Exposition, June 10-13, will feature nearly 100 exhibitors who will demonstrate growing applications of additive manufacturing. In addition to keynote presentations and awards presentation, show will include Contemporary Art Gallery and the Medical Manufacturing Innovations Center. Attendees are invited to explore latest additive technologies, including additive/rapid manufacturing; manufacturing processes and support; 3D imaging; materials; and mold/mold making. Read More

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BIO thanks Senate Agriculture Committee for passing Farm Bill.

May 17, 2013

BIO thanked members of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee for including mandatory funding for Energy Title programs and eligibility for renewable chemicals in Farm Bill reauthorization legislation, which passed on 15-5 vote in the committee. Support for renewable chemicals and biofuels will help build robust biobased economy that generates good jobs in manufacturing, agricultural production and forestry, transportation and distribution, and construction. Read More