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Digital Video Coding Standard reaches final draft status.

March 14, 2013

Promoted to status of Final Draft International Standard, ISO/IEC 23008-2 is intended to reduce bit rate required to deliver high-quality digital video to array of technologies and applications. Technical standard was developed by MPEG in collaboration with ITU's Video Coding Experts Group and will succeed MPEG-4 AVC standard. By improving approaches to digital video compression, standard is expected to bolster future of video by reducing demand for bandwidth on overburdened global networks. Read More

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Proposed Standard addresses inactivation of enveloped viruses.

March 13, 2013

ASTM International Committee E55 on Manufacture of Pharmaceutical Products is developing proposed standard that will document set of process steps that can reproducibly inactivate or remove any potential retrovirus in new biological products, particularly antibodies and antibody-like compounds. Once approved, ASTM WK39883, Practice for Process of Inactivation of Enveloped Viruses Using Detergent, will benefit producers of biological drug substances and their patients. Read More

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LIA Organizes Conference at LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA 2013.

March 13, 2013

Laser Institute of America (LIA) will be at booth No. W3-3706 in Shanghai New International Expo Centre from March 19–21 for LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA. To promote continuous innovation in laser processing and development of laser application market, LIA will be co-organizing eighth International Conference on Laser Processes and Components (LPC). LPC conference will focus on topic of Advanced Lasers and Automated Laser Processing Technology. Read More

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Power Management Software aids system design.

March 13, 2013

Providing optimized capabilities for power system design, engineering, and operations, ETAP Power Simulator and ETAP Real-Time™ Power Management System v12.0 offer variety of features and functions, including Interharmonics, Arc Flash Sequence-of-Operations, DC/AC Arc Flash Viewer, and Auto-Connect One-Line Diagram. Program also provides Cable Armor and Cable Sheath Thermal Calculation. Available in multiple languages, software is equipped with import/conversion tools and real-time web browser. Read More

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ANSI opens nominations for Leadership and Service Awards.

March 13, 2013

ANSI has announced Call for Nominations for 2013 Leadership and Service Awards. Presented in conjunction with World Standards Week, awards honor individuals who have made significant contributions to voluntary consensus standardization and conformity assessment programs and have consistently demonstrated commitment to their industry, their nation, and the enhancement of the global standards system. Read More

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Draft Agenda Has Been Released for March NESCC meeting.

March 13, 2013

Nuclear Energy Standards Coordination Collaborative (NESCC) released draft agenda for March 28, 2013 meeting in Washington, DC. This includes status reports from NESCC Task Groups on welding, construction speed, electric cable, and concrete repair; review of 2012 action items; and discussion of new action items. Participants will also consider possible updates to NESCC charter and hear reports on HDPE piping systems use as well as on ASTM's roadmap for bolstering commercial nuclear power. Read More

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Nonresidential Construction Spending falls 3.3% in January.

March 12, 2013

According to March 1 report by U.S. Census Bureau, nonresidential construction spending fell 3.3% in January. Outlays decreased to seasonally adjusted annual rate of $572.1 billion, and year over year total nonresidential construction spending was up 0.8% (unadjusted for inflation). Private and public nonresidential construction spending were respectively down 5.1% and 1% for month, values which are 4% higher and 2.7% lower compared to 2012. Read More

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SME launches Medical Manufacturing Innovations Series.

March 12, 2013

With its Medical Manufacturing Innovations Series, SME aims to help medical device manufacturers generate innovations and overcome barriers that are particular to the industry. A key component of MMI will be live, interactive panel discussions and new technology displays and demonstrations, held throughout the year at SME events nationwide. Each series will be localized to region and/or technology of particular event, and will include live streaming of some segments. Read More