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Property Industry Conference is scheduled for March 17, 2013.

March 8, 2013

Focusing on contents restoration after fire and water damage, Property Industry Conference will take place March 17 in Boston, MA before PLRB/LIRB Conference. There will be 2 panel discussions: one comprising insurance representatives and second composed of restoration professionals. Panelists will be asked questions on contents restoration, and attendees will be asked to offer input on contents of update to RIA Fire Damage Standard that will begin development later in 2013. Read More

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Biomass Analysis Tool combines speed and precision.

March 8, 2013

Intended for biofuels industry, High-Throughput Analytical Pyrolysis (HTAP) tool from NREL facilitates and accelerates task of determining cell wall chemistry to find plants with ideal genes. Screening tool can analyze hundreds of biomass samples per day and provide early look at genotypes most worth pursuing. NREL scientists integrated autosampler, pyrolyzer, and molecular beam mass spectrometer to make HTAP, which analyzes samples as small as 4 mg in 2 min. Read More

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March Conference focuses on new trends in cybersecurity.

March 7, 2013

On March 19-21, 2013, NIST will host the 26th annual conference of the Federal Information Systems Security Educators’ Association, which promotes cybersecurity awareness, training, and education. Key talks will include "How to Use the National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework" and "How to Plan for Your Cybersecurity Workforce." Other sessions will focus on developing careers of existing workers in cyber arena and programs for expanding available pool of cyber-savvy employees. Read More

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NIST offers forensic science education and training webcasts.

March 7, 2013

On April 12, NIST will offer 1-day, 8-hr workshop on interpreting forensic DNA mixtures in casework. Second workshop, scheduled for April 30-May 1, will explore emerging trends in the forensic analysis of 3 types of designer drugs: synthetic cannabinoids, substituted cathinones, and novel hallucinogens. The Measurement Science and Standards in Forensic Handwriting Analysis Conference will take place on June 4-5. All events are free and viewable via live webcasts. Read More

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IPC Names Winners of hand soldering world championship.

March 7, 2013

IPC APEX EXPO® hosted first IPC World Championship hand soldering competition on February 21. Contestants were challenged with building functional electronics assembly within 1 hr time limit. Fu Chunyan of Beijing Railway Signal Co. Ltd. in China won first place, second place went to Viengkeo (Gail) Sourivongs of Connecticut-based Imperial Electronic Assembly, and third place went to Wang He of China's Changchun Institute of Optics. Read More

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U.S.-Made Construction Equipment Exports grew 13% in 2012.

March 7, 2013

According to U.S. Commerce Department data AEM uses in global markets reports for its members, exports of U.S.-made construction equipment topped 13% in 2012 for total of $26.7 billion. AEM noted that this gain follows 43% growth in 2011 and 28% growth in 2010 after 2009's recession-based decline of 38%. AEM VP and construction sector leader Al Cervero said, "...it's more important than ever for our lawmakers to enact job-creating export and manufacturing policies." Read More

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ANSI welcomes new members.

March 7, 2013

During February 2013, ANSI welcomed 23 new members. These organizations joined federation that represents more than 125,000 companies and well over 3.5 million professionals. Diverse constituency works together to strengthen competitiveness of businesses operating in global marketplace and to improve quality of life for all citizens by developing, implementing, and promulgating voluntary consensus standards and related conformance assessment systems. Read More

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Machine Vision Market Contracts in 2012 and will grow in 2013.

March 7, 2013

According to statistics issued by AIA, total sales of machine vision components and systems fell over 4% in 2012 but are expected to rebound in 2013. AIA President Jeff Burnstein said surveys of AIA members reveal optimistic outlook about economy and North American manufacturing, "which indicates a likely return to growth in 2013." AIA Director of Market Analysis Alex Shikany noted that despite decline in certain segments, "the industry’s historical trend-line still points upward." Read More