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Manufacturers say pro-growth budgets are essential.

March 26, 2013

Aric Newhouse, NAM Senior VP of Policy and Government Relations, issued statement regarding ongoing budget debate in U.S. Senate. According to Newhouse, a budget that attempts to fix fiscal woes through tax increases will hurt manufacturers and the economy, while ignoring underlying cause of problems – unsustainable entitlement programs. Rather than $1 trillion in tax increases, they need comprehensive tax reform that will result in simpler, fairer code to drive growth in U.S. Read More

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NIST Mechanical Micro-Drum may be used as quantum memory.

March 26, 2013

Microscopic device, designed by physicists at NIST for possible use in quantum computer, leverages legacy delay line memory. According to NIST physicist Konrad Lehnert, "We believe mechanical drum motion could be used as a kind of local memory for quantum information systems." Lehnert refers to NIST team's demonstration that information encoded as specific point in traveling microwave signal can be transferred to mechanical beat of micro-drum and later retrieved with 65% efficiency. Read More

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Workshop will provide Introduction to Product Category Rules.

March 26, 2013

ASTM workshop, An Introduction to Product Category Rules, Environmental Product Declarations, and Other Aspects of Sustainable Process and Resilient Materials, will be held June 9. Increased marketplace demand for more resilient structures with products produced from sustainable processes has accelerated need to verify those owner requirements and community goals. PCR in combination with EPD is rapidly becoming means to classify individual products as well as serve as comparison between products. Read More

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EPA's University Challenge aims to find uses for toxics data.

March 26, 2013

U.S. EPA launched TRI University Challenge, a new initiative designed to use academic partnerships to find innovative uses for Toxics Release Inventory data. TRI gives Americans access to information about toxic chemicals in the environment as a tool to better protect health and the environment. Priority will be given to projects related to pollution prevention and sustainability, stakeholder engagement, technology and data mashups, and environmental education. Read More

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EPA Offers Advice for poison prevention week.

March 25, 2013

National Poison Prevention Week takes place March 17–23, and U.S. EPA urges parents and caregivers to secure pesticides and other household chemicals in locked cabinets out of children's reach. As acting assistant administrator for EPA's Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, James Jones said this week helps "raise awareness and strengthen prevention efforts to empower parents and caregivers with information about simple steps that can be taken to prevent poisonings." Read More

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CNH Executive Will Serve on AEM Board of directors.

March 25, 2013

James E. Walker, Vice President, Case IH NAFTA for CNH in Racine, WI, has been elected to AEM Board of Directors. As director, Walker will help set AEM guidelines and operating policies on behalf of its members in areas such as public policy, equipment statistics and market information, trade shows, technical and product safety support, global business development, education/training, workforce development, and worksite safety/educational materials. Read More

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Governor McDonnell signs first in nation biosimilars bill.

March 25, 2013

BIO commends Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell for signing legislation designed to address regulatory issues related to the interchangeability of biological medicines. Policies governing whether one product may be substituted in place of doctor's prescription and whether pharmacist must notify consumer is covered by state law. Legislation preserves physician-patient relationship, protects patients, maintains incentives for innovation, and promotes competitive market for biologic therapies. Read More

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BSA Convention Panel explores changing workforce dynamics.

March 25, 2013

Scheduled for May 4-7, BSA’s 2013 Annual Convention will include timely panel discussion on how the bearing industry can effectively attract and retain necessary talent to succeed. Moderated by Ken Hopkins, President of Koyo Bearings USA and COO of JTEKT of North America, panel is charged with exploring today’s changing workforce dynamics. Attracting, developing, and retaining a competent, competitive workforce is a challenge shared by all bearing industry leaders. Read More