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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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AWEA Board of Directors names Tom Kiernan as new CEO.

May 6, 2013

American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Board of Directors, via unanimous vote, announced that Tom Kiernan has been named as Chief Executive Officer. Kiernan has served as President of the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) since 1998 and will assume his new role on May 28. In comment, AWEA Board of Directors Chair Tom Carnahan praised Kiernan's "bipartisan, practical experience at the national and state levels as well as in small, rural communities." Read More

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ASABE revises standard for peanut drying systems.

May 6, 2013

ASABE's revised standard, ASAE S488.1, Energy Efficiency of Peanut Drying Systems, includes updated reference information as noted in most recent periodic review of the document. This is the first revision of the standard since its initial publication in 1990. Members with standards access and those with site-license privileges can access full-text via electronic download on ASABE online Technical Library. 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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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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Standards in Building Codes now available in DVD and online.

May 6, 2013

ASTM Standards in Building Codes contains more than 1,300 ASTM construction specifications, practices, and test methods compiled from the Annual Book of ASTM Standards. These standards satisfy international code requirements established by ICC. ASTM Building Codes enable user to meet international code requirements; stay informed and remain competitive; specify right material for the job; understand significance and use of standards; and speak common language that entire industry recognizes. 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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NFPA Updates Research Agenda for Fluid Power Industry.

May 6, 2013

Update to NFPA's 2009 Technology Roadmap for the Fluid Power Industry revisits 6 broad areas of Research Challenge. Pre-competitive research, market education, and standardization initiatives aligned with all 6 Challenges comprise agenda that can be used by organizations to pursue projects of importance to fluid power industry. NFPA intends to use this updated agenda to continue shaping and directing research efforts of NFPA Education and Technology Foundation and CCEFP. Read More