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AIA and ASD Members launch ethical conduct forum.

June 15, 2011

Members of AIA and the AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe have created a Task Force to administer ongoing activities of International Forum on Business Ethical Conduct. IFBEC is an opportunity to exchange ethics best practices globally among industry participants and identify areas of commonality. IFBEC has hosted 2 open meetings to foster exchange of best practices and raise awareness of the Global Principles of Business Ethics for the Aerospace and Defense Industry. Read More

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Green Buildings Guidance is accessible in eBook format.

June 15, 2011

ASHRAE published its first eBook, third edition of ASHRAE GreenGuide: The Design, Construction and Operation of Sustainable Buildings, for use on Apple's iPad. Guidance covers each stage of building process, from planning to operation and maintenance of a facility, with emphasis on teamwork and close coordination. Embedded links are provided to other sections of book as well as to graphics and relevant Web pages. Read More

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NIST Competitions test automation and microrobotics technologies.

June 15, 2011

At IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, NIST hosted Virtual Manufacturing Automation Competition, where participants analyzed plans for robotic pick and place operations and simulated robots loading trucks and pallets. In Mobile Microrobotics Challenge, teams navigated microrobots through maze to simulate micromanufacturing as well as simulate travel through blood vessels. Ability of robotic software to sense objects was tested during Solutions in Perception Challenge. Read More

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NIST Researchers demonstrate frequency-tunable metasurfaces.

June 15, 2011

NIST researchers were able to tune resonant frequency of metasurface made of small composite circuit board by using purified water. Described in Fluid Interactions with Metafilm/Metasurfaces for Tuning, Sensing, and Microwave Assisted Chemical Processes, experiment caused resonant frequency shift from 3.75 to 3.60 GHz and for metasurface to concentrate energy in gaps between its copper squares. At other frequencies, it reflected or transmitted energy. Concept may be useful in biomedicine and chemistry. Read More

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Conference at PACK EXPO to feature ISBT training.

June 15, 2011

International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT) will present sessions focused on beverage processing and packaging as part of PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2011, which takes place September 26-28. ISBT sessions will cover beverage packaging and processing as well as stress crack prevention in PET bottles. PMMI President and CEO Charles D. Yuska noted that ISBT members "see PACK EXPO Las Vegas as a valuable destination" for taking advantage of educational opportunities. Read More

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Taiwan ICT Companies target Indian consumers.

June 15, 2011

TAITRA announced its Taiwan Excellence Campaign 2011 in India, with 24 leading Taiwanese Technology brands from PC, Networking, projector/camcorder, and peripherals pledging partnership. Foremost aim is to showcase Taiwan ICT hardwares as reliable, innovative, and worthy offerings that cater to needs of aspiring audience base in India. TAITRA Director Paul Chen commented, "In India...ICT products from Taiwan will provide access to speed and an enhanced experience." Read More

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IPC announces EMS Program Manager Training dates.

June 15, 2011

A 4-part curriculum that culminates with certification exam, IPC's EMS Program Manager Training and Certification is designed to provide preparation for and insight into varied business, operations, and management issues specific to EMS organization. Appropriate for experienced managers, new managers, and managers in training, the program covers critical topics including operations, finance, contract and time management, as well as essential leadership skills. Read More

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IEEE Digital Library is expanded with VDE content.

June 14, 2011

IEEE Xplore® digital library has been upgraded as result of partnership with German Electrical Engineering Society, VDE. Alliance offers subscribers access to 3,100 full-text English language papers from over 20 annual VDE conferences, with 1,000 papers added annually. Incorporating search result feature that allows results to be sorted by most cited, IEEE Xplore also includes Scitopia search results, which add content from 15 society publishers in science and technology. Read More

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AIA Membership continues record growth.

June 14, 2011

At its May Board of Governors meeting, AIA extended its record growth via enrollment of 8 new full members and 9 associate members. Full membership has increased almost 50% since January 2010, making total of 147 companies. New full members are AlliedBarton Security Services; Gentex Corporation; IEC Electronics Corporation; Metron Aviation; PARTsolutions, LLC; Rhinestahl Corporation; Sila Solutions Group; and Valent Aerostructures. Read More

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The MHEDA Journal honors material handling legend.

June 14, 2011

The 2nd Quarter issue of The MHEDA Journal Online features article honoring material handling legend and 1965 MHEDA President, Howard Bernstein, who stepped down from The Atlas Companies at the age of 88 to begin a scholarship initiative for colleges with an Industrial Distribution curriculum. Bernstein attended the very first MHEDA Convention, is the longest tenured MHEDA Board Member with 18 years of service, and has attended 54 of the 56 MHEDA Conventions. Read More

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NASA Satellite takes 3-billionth 'photo' marking 5th year in space.

June 14, 2011

On June 2, CALIPSO Earth-observing spacecraft took its 3 billionth profile using lidar technology, which combines light detection and ranging. Since its launch April 23, 2006, CALIPSO has traveled 750 million miles, generating data to provide information to scientists and researchers from over 35 countries. Data are helping answer questions about Earth's warming and cooling patterns as they are affected by clouds and aerosols. Read More

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NIST and ASQ release DVD on 2010 Malcolm Baldrige awards.

June 14, 2011

Available from American Society for Quality, Quest on the Go! DVD features video of plenary with senior executives of 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipients. It also includes audio recordings and slides from 60 concurrent sessions with key members from 2010 recipients and 25 former recipients, covering topics like leadership effectiveness and organizational sustainability. Special sessions on sector-specific issues such as electronic medical records are also included. Read More

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NIST Scientists capture and release metal-based nanoparticles.

June 14, 2011

In Trapping and Release of Citrate-Capped Gold Nanoparticles, NIST scientists describe method of attracting and capturing metal-based nanoparticles, and releasing them at desired moment. Scientists can then expose cell cultures to nanoparticles so that hazards to living cells can be assessed. Nanoparticles can be released into fluid stream that flows over cell colonies, mimicking particle interaction with cells in human body. Read More

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EPA improves clean-air permitting in Indian country.

June 14, 2011

U.S. EPA finalized rules to ensure that Clean Air Act permitting requirements are applied consistently to facilities in Indian country to better protect public health. Developed after considering public input from key stakeholders including tribes, industry, and states, this action will provide tribes with tools they need to ensure that newly built or expanding facilities meet requirements, while giving industries flexibility to choose most practical and cost effective way to do so. Read More

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ASTM completes revision for drug label specification.

June 14, 2011

ASTM Subcommittee D10.32 has completed significant revision to ASTM D4774, Specification for User Applied Drug Labels in Anesthesiology, and approved a new standard, ASTM D7709, Test Methods for Measuring Water Vapor Transmission Rate of Pharmaceutical Bottles and Blisters. One of the major changes to ASTM D4774 was the creation of a beta blocker label to reflect the serious nature of this type of medication and frequency of its use by anesthesia professionals. Read More

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Papers invited for ASTM hip replacement device symposium.

June 13, 2011

On May 8, 2012, Metal-on-Metal Total Hip Replacement Devices symposium will provide forum for consensus development and scientific exchange on needs for characterization and standardized testing related to MoM hip replacement devices. Main focus is to address unmet standardization needs in characterization of adverse local tissue reactions; metallic product measurement in fluid and tissue samples; analysis of retrieved MoM implants; and in vitro testing of MoM implants under adverse conditions. Read More

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TRFA announces 2011 Annual Meeting Chair.

June 13, 2011

TRFA has announced that Griff M. Marshall, Dow Coating Materials, will serve as chair of its 2011 Annual Meeting set for Sept 11-13. Event will feature full schedule of Technical Papers, Regulatory Affairs Update, annual Table Top Showcase, meetings of TRFA's Market Focused Committees, and association's Annual Business Meeting. It will also include presentation of Excellence in Thermoset Polymer Research Award and a keynote presentation on Global Energy Trends by Dr. Michael Webber. Read More

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NTSB makes safety recommendations to FAA.

June 13, 2011

According to NTSB, Federal Aviation Administration should consult with appropriate specialists and revise current internal guidance on issuance of medical certification subsequent to ischemic stroke or intracerebral hemorrhage. FAA should also correct deficiencies with in-service automated weather sensor system stations, and implement collaborative test program in Alaska to establish viability of relaying weather information collected from airborne aircraft equipped with data-link technology. Read More

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AIM Expo 2011 to Co-Locate in Las Vegas with Pack Expo.

June 13, 2011

AIM has announced that AIM Expo 2011, to take place September 26-28 in Las Vegas, will co-locate with PMMI's Pack Expo Las Vegas. Themed "Automatic Identification and Mobility Solutions: Advancing Knowledge, Exploring Technology, and Driving Efficiency," event will include packaging track and will address need for ongoing education on use of bar codes, RFID, and mobile computing technologies. Event will include Auto ID in Packaging and Internet of Things sessions, as well as solutions showcase. Read More

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NIST helps draft technology roadmap for MEMS devices.

June 13, 2011

MEMS Technology Working Group, chaired by NIST's Michael Gaitan, helped draft 1,800-pg technology roadmap issued by International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI). Roadmap contains chapter devoted to understanding evolution of MEMS technology and technical challenges in manufacturing MEMS devices over the next 10 years. Working group has identified key challenges and gaps in device and reliability testing, wafer-level testing, modeling and simulation tools to support MEMS design. Read More