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IEC 2012 Young Professionals Workshop is seeking nominees.

January 19, 2012

IEC is seeking nominations for Young Professionals 2012 Workshop to be held in conjunction with 76th IEC General Meeting in Oslo, Norway, on October 1-5, 2012. Program seeks candidates who are beginning careers in electrotechnical standardization and conformity assessment and will be selected from IEC National Bodies. Letters of support attesting to nominee's achievements and appropriateness are encouraged. Program seeks to cultivate long-term involvement in international arena. Read More

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USNC Webinar addresses participation in global standards development.

January 19, 2012

Organized by USNC of IEC, free webinar is designed to improve negotiating skills of U.S. delegates to IEC at international standardization tables. Key topics include strategic importance of corporate participation in international standards and conformance activities. It will run 45 minutes and be held on Monday, February 6, 2012, at 2:00 pm EST. Webinar is geared toward engineers, standards managers, quality assurance/testing personnel, and legal representatives. Read More

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2012 International CES sets show record for exhibit space.

January 19, 2012

With 1.861 million net square feet of exhibit space, 2012 International CESĀ® is largest in show's 44 year history according to Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). Other show news included keynote addresses from Ericsson's Hans Vestberg - the Innovation Power Panel, with leaders from Ford, Verizon and Xerox; Brand keynote from executives from AT&T, Walmart, Facebook, and GE; LIT keynote from eBay's John Donohue; and keynote from YouTube's Robert Kyncl. Read More

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Keynotes, Major Innovation launch 2012 International CES.

January 19, 2012

Major product launches from 3,100+ exhibitors as well as keynotes from leaders of Qualcomm, Mercedes, and Intel launched 2012 International CES. CEA president and CEO Gary Shapiro delivered State of the CE Industry address and projected that U.S. consumer electronics industry will increase 3.7% in 2012. He also predicted global spending on consumer technology devices would surpass $1 trillion in 2012. Read More

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ATA names Compli's Enterprise Edition as featured product.

January 19, 2012

ATA has added Compli's Enterprise Edition - Trucking, HR, and compliance management solution to its line of ATA Business Solutions. Product is designed to help trucking and transportation companies automate business processes, including driver recruitment, training, CSA violation management, driver qualification file management, and employee turnover analytics. Solution also manages HR and compliance requirements for all employees from recruitment through termination. Read More

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NEMA Surge Protection Institute launches educational website.

January 19, 2012

NSPI's website informs users about surge characteristics, how surge protection devices work, and how to specify and apply surge protection. It offers one-stop location for information on applying surge protection to commercial, industrial, and residential facilities. In addition to information about harmful effects of electrical surges and how to minimize damage caused by them, website includes FAQs, glossary, reference materials, and links to regulations, standards, and manufacturers. Read More

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Interconnect Strain Test can help reduce mechanical failures.

January 19, 2012

New quantitative test methodology within IPC/JEDEC-9707, Spherical Bend Test Method for Characterization of Board Level Interconnects, lets users determine how much strain packages can take before reliability degradation. Test methodology calls for 8 points of contact arranged in circular pattern. According to IPC's Aileen Allen, test methodology aims to "impose the worst-case bend mode that the package may see in the field and to determine strain limits." Read More

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Myth Busting Seminar tackles debated sensory evaluation issues.

January 18, 2012

Myth Busting: Disputed Issues in Sensory Evaluation will be held April 18, 2012 in Phoenix, AZ and focus on topic of "To Test or Not to Test: Can Consumers Age 65+ Provide Reliable and Relevant Product Guidance?" Seminar's sections will include analytical sensory testing and affective testing, and Committee E18 members are invited to submit abstracts for presentations (20 minutes max). Interested participants must submit abstract by February 10. Read More

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Papers Invited for conference on abestos laboratory issues.

January 18, 2012

Papers are invited for 2013 Michael E. Beard Conference: Asbestos Laboratory Issues, which will be held January 31 through February 1 in Jacksonville, FL and is being sponsored by ASTM International Committee D22 on Air Quality. Conference will be divided into 4 specific sessions, and conference co-chairman is soliciting presentations to fill out program. Each presentation slot is 20 min long: 15 min for paper and 5 min for discussion. Read More

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AUTOMATICA 2012 to address automation in service of health.

January 18, 2012

Scheduled for May 22-25, AUTOMATICA 2012 will provide overview of how robots, assembly systems, machine vision, and automation components are used in medical, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic industries. Some topics include Laboratory and Production Automation in the Pharmaceuticals Industry; Biotech: The Next Big Innovation Wave Will Peter Out without Automation; 3D-Vision and Intelligent Gripper Technology Used in Food Packaging; and Modular Installation in Medical and Pharmaceutical Industry. Read More

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Text Retrieval Conference accepts applications through 2/22/12.

January 17, 2012

NIST is conducting 21st annual Text Retrieval Conference (TREC) to encourage research in information retrieval and related applications. TREC starts months before actual meeting (November 6-9, 2012) with distribution of test data sets and challenges participants will use to develop and test text retrieval techniques. In addition to Contextual Suggestion and Knowledge Base Acceleration, tracks will include Crowdsourcing, Legal, Medical Records, Microblog, Session, and Web. Read More

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Asia Biotechnology Conference to feature new models, discussion.

January 17, 2012

To be held in Osaka, Japan from January 31 through February 1, 2012 BIO Asia International Conference will feature industry leaders discussing future of Asian biotechnology industry as well as new deal models between Western and Asian companies. Leaders of Western and Japanese biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies will be able to engage in discussions about several new deal models as well as exchange visions on how innovation will evolve in Asia. Read More

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BSA 2012 Convention Program lauds technology in business.

January 17, 2012

Leveraging "Technology Drives Productivity" theme, BSA's 2012 Annual Convention taking place April 29 through May 1 in Bonita Springs, FL will introduce dynamic business program. Four technology leaders will show attendees how authorized distributors and their supply chain partners can differentiate themselves in marketplace. Presentations will focus on defining technology trends for future; IT, prioritization, and challenges in wholesale distribution; social media; and strategic vision. Read More

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Workshop on Nonmetallic Inclusion Rating invites presentations.

January 17, 2012

Presentations are invited for Nonmetallic Inclusion Rating workshop, which will be held November 14, 2012 in Atlanta, GA. Title/abstract submissions are due no later than May 15, and topics may include, but are not limited to, current status of ASTM E04 standards; use of related standards; new developments in inclusion rating; use of inclusion rating as QC/analysis tool for ferrous and non-ferrous materials; use in fatigue life prediction of steel parts; and inclusion rating's future. Read More

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NASA Cold Weather Airborne Campaign to measure falling snow.

January 17, 2012

NASA will fly its DC-8 airborne science laboratory above Canadian snowstorms to tackle difficult challenge facing upcoming Global Precipitation Measurement satellite mission - measuring snowfall from space. Working with Environment Canada, NASA's GPM Cold-season Precipitation Experiment (GCPEx) will measure light rain and snow in Ontario from Jan 17 to Feb 29, helping scientists match measurements of snow in the air and on the ground with satellite's measurements. Read More

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Kenneth F. Yarosh named 2012 ASTM International board chairman.

January 17, 2012

Kenneth F. Yarosh of Dow Corning Corp in Midland, MI, has been named 2012 chairman of ASTM International's board of directors, of which he has been a member since 2006. Yarosh has served in various positions on many committees and subcommittees and has also been a member of several institutes, associations, and councils. In addition to inter-laboratory studies, Yarosh has been involved with work on standards and technical papers and has also received ASTM Award of Merit. Read More

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Nominations open for 2012 Fluid Power Innovation Award.

January 17, 2012

NFPA is accepting nominations for 2012 Fluid Power Innovation Award, which will provide cash awards and recognition for individuals using fluid power technology in innovative ways. Engineers and technicians who have used fluid power to increase energy efficiency, reduce system size while maintaining or increasing power output, reduce environmental impact, and improve energy storage, recovery, and redeployment capabilities are especially encouraged to apply. Read More

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BIO Urges Congress to reauthorize PDUFA.

January 17, 2012

In his statement on transmission of Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) V recommendations by Secretary of Health and Human Services to Congress, BIO's Jim Greenwood cited contributions towards approval of new medicines and review time reduction. Greenwood said PDUFA V recommendations "will enhance the drug development and review process through increased transparency and scientific dialogue, advance regulatory science, and strengthen post-market surveillance." Read More

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NIST Technologies contribute to top science stories of 2011.

January 16, 2012

Physics World's cited top breakthrough as experiment that tracked paths of singular photons passing through 2 closely spaced openings. Science News and Physics Today highlighted experiments at Atacama Cosmology Telescope in Chile that measured gravitational lensing of cosmic microwave background and verified existence of dark energy. Also, several groups - New Scientist, Discover magazine, and NPR - cited February 2011 victory of IBM supercomputer Watson on TV game show Jeopardy. Read More

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Four NIST Researchers have been elected to be AAAS Fellows.

January 16, 2012

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has elected 4 researchers at NIST to this year's class of AAAS Fellows as based on their meritorious efforts to advance science or its applications. Fellows from NIST are Jeffrey Voas of NIST Information Technology Laboratory, Jeffrey Nico from NIST Physical Measurement Laboratory, Vijay Srinivasan from NIST Engineering Laboratory, and Cedric Powell from NIST Material Measurement Laboratory. Read More