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Chemical Network Online Discussion is scheduled for April 18.

April 16, 2013

ANSI Chemical Network Online Discussion will be held at 10:30 am EDT on April 18, 2013. This informal exchange, co-moderated by Michael Kirschner and Dr. Richard J. Forselius, will feature guest speaker Dr. Lauren Heine, who will discuss GreenScreen Program. During discussion, various chemical-related subjects are expected to be raised. These include, among others, conflict minerals and supply chain, rare earth metals and related source-of-supply issues, and chemicals policy in India. Read More

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ANSI renames Homeland Security Standards Panel.

April 16, 2013

ANSI Homeland Security Standards Panel Steering Committee announced that HSSP has been renamed Homeland Defense and Security Standardization Collaborative. New name reflects revision of group's charter intended to expand its scope to include issues related to homeland defense and to include input from wider range of government agencies and private groups. HSSP was originally established in 2003 to bolster development of voluntary standards related to homeland security and emergency preparedness. Read More

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AASHTO Website details state transportation funding proposals.

April 16, 2013

Compiled by AASHTO Center for Excellence in Project Finance, Examination of Recent State Transportation Funding Proposals consists of one list that details state transportation funding proposals that have been or are being considered. This collation of data is posted on Center's website and includes various funding mechanisms. Where available, data also includes information on state transportation funding needs and gives estimates of how much revenue may be generated. Read More

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Sunbelt Rentals Contributes to Restoration Industry Legal Fund.

April 16, 2013

Sunbelt Rentals, Inc., member of Restoration Industry Association (RIA), has contributed $50,000 in matching funds to Restoration Industry Legal Fund (RLIF) and is challenging other vendors at upcoming RIA Industry Summit and Exhibition to contribute. Ken Rothmel of Sunbelt Rentals said "Sunbelt Rentals cannot sit idly by and not help to defend RIA members" and asked other RIA exhibitors "to commit what they can to help fund this important cause." Read More

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Linda Dempsey issues statement regarding Japan and TPP.

April 16, 2013

Linda Dempsey, NAM Vice President of International Economic Affairs, issued statement after the United States and Japan announced an agreement to allow Japan to enter the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks. According to Dempsey, the commitments that Japan has made to address longstanding challenges are encouraging, and we will continue to work vigorously with the U.S. government to ensure a level playing field for all manufacturers in the United States. Read More

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SME Announces Conference Session Line-Up for PMDS in Montreal.

April 16, 2013

Plant Management and Design Engineering Show (PMDS) – April 23 and 24 at Place Bonaventure, Montreal – will feature 4 SME conference sessions, which will be conducted in French only. Topics include opportunities and growth challenges for manufacturers; Centre de recherche industrielle Québec (CRIQ) Friction Stir Welding and component insertion technologies; REAI's 8 recommendations to MFE to grow automation; and effectively meeting needs of prime contractors. Read More

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Camera System creates 3-D images from up to 1 km away.

April 15, 2013

A research team, led by Gerald Buller, a professor at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, describes a time-of-flight imaging system that can gather high-resolution, 3-D information about objects from up to 1 km away. System works by sweeping low-power IR laser beam rapidly over object. It then records round-trip flight time of photons in beam as they bounce off object and arrive back at source. Research paper can be found in OSA's open-access journal Optics Express. Read More

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NREL Wind Center previews changes in wind industry.

April 15, 2013

Researchers at NREL, along with industry partners, are advancing a more sustainable energy future at the National Wind Technology Center by testing the most advanced wind turbine technologies and preparing them for future deployment. NREL entered into partnership with Alstom in early 2011 when its ECO 100 wind turbine was installed at NWTC for certification testing. Turbine was recently updated to ECO 110 with 110 m rotor diameter, making it the largest, most powerful wind turbine on NWTC site. Read More