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Economic Outlook predicts equipment, software investment growth.

April 5, 2013

According to Q2 update to 2013 Equipment Leasing and Finance U.S. Economic Outlook, investment in equipment and software is expected to grow 5.6% in 2013. Q2 report predicts growth in first half of year will be limited by relatively weak demand and fiscal policy uncertainty. By second half of 2013, investment activity is expected to accelerate due to improving housing sector, resurgence of U.S. manufacturing, energy renaissance, and relief from policy uncertainty. Read More

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Scientists Use Cloud of Atoms as optical memory device.

April 5, 2013

Scientists at Joint Quantum Institute of NIST and University of Maryland demonstrated possibility of storing visual images within thin vapor of rubidium atoms, which may help in creating memory for quantum computers. Spatially addressable readout and erasure of an image in a gradient echo memory, which appeared in New Journal of Physics, builds on approach developed at Australian National University, where scientists showed rubidium vapor could be manipulated using magnetic fields and lasers. Read More

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Legislation Will Notify Patients/Doctors of prescription changes.

April 5, 2013

BIO and BioFlorida commend passage of Senate Bill 732 by Florida Senate Committee on Health Policy. If signed into law, this legislation will ensure doctors are made aware that biosimilar medicines were substituted for interchangeable biologic medicines by pharmacist. This bill also seeks to ensure records of biosimilar substitution are kept for reasonable amount of time. Policies outlined in Senate Bill 732 align with all 5 of BIO's biologic substitution principles. Read More

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Experts propose research for making concrete Greener.

April 5, 2013

According to NIST report, potential engineering performance, energy efficiency, and environmental benefits make Greener concrete a challenge worth tackling. Some consensus high-priority research topics identified by experts include: developing tools and metrics for quantifying advantages/disadvantages of using different materials in concrete; developing computer models that can predict performance of green concrete mixtures; and improving test methods for characterizing portland cement substitutes. Read More

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IPC issues call for participation for 2014 IPC APEX EXPO.

April 5, 2013

IPC invites researchers, academics, technical experts, and industry leaders to submit abstracts for 2014 IPC APEX EXPO® at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Convention Center in Las Vegas. Technical conference will be held March 25-27, 2014, and professional development courses will be held March 23, 24 and 27, 2014. Expert presentations are being sought on design, materials, assembly, processes, and equipment in variety of areas. Read More

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Machine Vision Technology Webinar looks at inspection, metrology.

April 5, 2013

David Dechow of Aptura Machine Vision Solutions will present Machine Vision Technology in High Precision Online Inspection and Metrology webinar from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT on April 17, 2013. Attendees will learn about technology and techniques used to successfully implement machine vision for high-precision measurement and inspection in online industrial applications. In addition to identifying critical imaging, lighting, and optical components, webinar will address integration issues. Read More

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Mercury, Air Toxics Standards are updated for new power plants.

April 5, 2013

Based on information and analysis that became available after rule was finalized, U.S. EPA issued updates to pollution limits for new power plants under mercury and air toxics standards. Updates are largely technical and will have no impact on sensible and cost-effective standards already set for existing power plants. Also, public health benefits and costs of rule remain unchanged. Updates ensure emissions limits are achievable and pollution levels can be measured continuously. Read More

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Proposed Cleaner Fuels/Cars Standard will reduce air pollution.

April 5, 2013

Based on input from auto manufactures, refiners, and states, U.S. EPA standards for cars and gasoline will reduce harmful pollution while also enabling efficiency improvements in cars and trucks. Measures include reducing smog-forming VOCs and nitrogen oxides by 80%, establishing 70% tighter particulate matter standard, and reducing fuel vapor emissions to near zero. Proposal will also reduce vehicle emissions of toxic air pollutants, such as benzene and 1.3-butadiene, by up to 40%. Read More