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ASTM Standard covers electromagnetic soil density gauge QC.

April 24, 2013

ASTM D7830, Test Method for In-Place Determination of Density and Water Content of Soil Using an Electromagnetic Soil Density Gauge, will be used by contractors and government agencies for quality control and quality assurance of electromagnetic soil density gauges. Standard covers procedures for determining in-place properties of non-frozen, unbound soil and soil aggregate mixtures by measuring electromagnetic impedance of compacted soil using electrical, non-nuclear devices. Read More

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Proposed ASTM Standard focuses on vapor intrusion measurement.

April 24, 2013

ASTM WK40037, Guide for Determining Concentration Values from Groundwater, Air and Soil Gas Using Adsorbent-Based, Passive Samplers, will link easy to use, cost-effective, and nonintrusive passive sampling with concentration data to measure vapor intrusion. Demonstrating that compound concentration in air, soil gas, or water can be measured accurately and provide defensible quantitative data, this standard will help promote avoidance of health problems associated with vapor intrusion. Read More

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ELFA releases Monthly Leasing and Finance Index for March.

April 24, 2013

According to ELFA's Monthly Leasing and Finance Index, overall new business volume for March was $6.8 billion, flat compared to volume in March 2012. Month-over-month, new business volume was up 45% from February, and year to date, cumulative new business volume was up 3% compared to 2012. Receivables over 30 days were unchanged in March from previous month at 2.0%, and were down from 2.8% in same period in 2012. In addition, credit approvals totaled 78.4% in March, up 1% from February. Read More

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RIA is accepting applications for Joseph F. Engelberger award.

April 24, 2013

As world's most prestigious honor in field of robotics, Joseph F. Engelberger awards are presented to individuals for excellence in robotics technology development, application, education, and leadership. Named after the worldwide "father of robotics," awards are sponsored annually by RIA and will be presented in conjunction with International Symposium on Robotics, October 24-26, 2013. The 2013 awards will be based on categories of Leadership and Application. Read More

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BIO recommends changes to EPA's RIN Quality Assurance Program.

April 23, 2013

BIO asked EPA to consider changes to proposed RFS Renewable Identification Number Quality Assurance Program, which would place unnecessary and burdensome costs on biofuel producers. BIO's recommended changes would ensure program is truly voluntary, that it does not enable potentially anti-competitive behavior, and that it does not impose costly, duplicative, and unnecessary regulatory requirements on renewable producers in early stages of commercial development. Read More

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BIO and CCPIE announce strategic partnership.

April 23, 2013

BIO and China Center for Pharmaceutical International Exchange announced partnership to expand BIO Convention in China, which brings together executives from global biotech and pharmaceutical companies interested in exploring business development, networking, and deal making opportunities. Partnership will also serve to further policy engagement in China, where BIO supports development of therapeutic biologics industry that ensures better access to innovative medicines for patients in China. Read More

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LIA Helps Revolutionize US Manufacturing with laser technology.

April 23, 2013

LIA representatives advocating laser-driven manufacturing joined 4 other subcommittees discussing growing usage of lasers in health, defense, energy, and communications during National Academies event on February 28 in Washington, DC. While work of all subcommittees was triggered by National Research Council's updated report, Optics & Photonics: Essential Technologies for Our Nation, LIA's efforts answer key goals of National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI). Read More

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Equipment Lease Finance Industry Confidence eases in April.

April 23, 2013

According to April 2013 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry, confidence in equipment finance market is 54.0, an easing from March index of 58.0, reflecting continuing concerns over economy and impact of federal policies on capital expenditures. When asked to assess their business conditions over next 4 months, 6.3% of executives said they believe business conditions will improve, down from 21.9% in March, while 9.4% believe business conditions will worsen, up from 6.3%. Read More