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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

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NIST develops reference materials for green tea.

June 13, 2011

NIST released green tea standard reference materials (SRMs) to help manufacturers evaluate product composition and to assure researchers accuracy of analytical methods used to study health effects of supplement. NIST and collaborating laboratories have determined concentrations of 7 catechins and gallic acid, 3 xanthine alkaloids, theanine, and toxic elements in SRMs 3254 Camellia sinensis (Green Tea) leaves, 3255 Camellia sinensis extract, and SRM 3256 Green Tea-Containing Solid Oral Dosage Form. Read More

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AASHTO iPhone App mobilizes transporation news, traffic.

June 10, 2011

AASHTO announced launch of AASHTOMobile iPhone app, which provides transportation news, video content, and real-time traffic conditions. AASHTO executive director John Horsley noted that "this is one way to meet [Americans' demand for greater access to information while on the go." Available for download, solution offers real-time traffic information powered by INRIX. App also features optimized versions of 2 transportation news sites: Daily Transportation Update and AASHTO Journal. Read More

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ASHRAE Workshop to cover HVAC design in high-performance buildings.

June 10, 2011

ASHRAE will hold HVAC Design for High Performing Buildings from August 15-17 in Atlanta, GA. Focusing on fundamental and technical aspects of HVAC design, course will be led by ASHRAE members Julia Keen and Joel Primeau who are both licensed engineers and ASHRAE Certified High Performance Building Design Professionals. Attendees will receive copy of Standard for the Design of High Performance Green Buildings Except Low Rise Residential, and User's Manual. Read More

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Designing a Resilient America Summit Report is now available.

June 10, 2011

Sponsored by DHS Science and Technology Directorate and organized by NIBS, Designing a Resilient America Summit brought professionals together to develop recommendations for buildings and related infrastructure. Dialogue among participants developed into priorities for increasing resiliency in 6 areas: executive and legislative action, federal agency leadership and cooperation, public/private partnerships, codes and standards, research and development, and education and outreach. Read More

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ASTM Dosimetry Workshop Registration now open.

June 10, 2011

Scheduled for June 24-28, 2012, workshop on Dosimetry for Radiation Processing will enhance knowledge and use of dosimetry through understanding of dosimetry principles, factors that influence dosimeter performance, calibration requirements, uncertainty in absorbed dose measurements, and dosimetry in process validation and control. Course will provide essential information for all radiation processing applications, including medical, foods, inks, packaging, polymers, and pharmaceuticals. Read More

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EPA Proposes Policy on nanoscale materials in pesticide products.

June 10, 2011

Under requirements of law, EPA will gather information on what nanoscale materials are present in pesticide products in order to determine whether registration of pesticide may cause unreasonable adverse effects on environment and human health. EPA also recognizes potentially beneficial applications and will continue to encourage responsible, innovative development of products containing nanoscale materials while also addressing health or environmental concerns. Read More

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Revenue Cuts present major challenge for New Hampshire.

June 10, 2011

In a Two-Minute State DOT Update video, New Hampshire Transportation Commissioner George Campbell said his agency anticipates a big reduction in the miles it will be able to repave this year, due in large part to shrinking state transportation revenues. New Hampshire DOT survived an effort to suspend state's gasoline tax for several weeks. However, both chambers of the state legislature voted to reduce motor vehicle surcharge, which cuts $55 million a year from the DOT and Department of Safety. Read More

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ASTM Honors Nicholas Lang with President's Leadership Award.

June 10, 2011

Nicholas R. Lang received 2011 President's Leadership Award, which recognizes individuals early in their ASTM career who have significantly advanced Society's mission through extraordinary accomplishments, example, and vision. ASTM International member since 2006, Lang serves as member-at-large on Committees C12 on Mortars and Grouts for Unit Masonry and C15 on Manufactured Masonry Units. He is also chairman of Subcommittee C15.03 on Concrete Masonry Units and Related Units. Read More

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TIA announces details on 2011 Global Tire Expo.

June 10, 2011

TIA has announced that 2011 Global Tire Expo - Powered by TIA, will take place October 31 - November 4, 2011 in Las Vegas at the Cosmopolitan Hotel. Event will include educational session tracks with topics like TPMS tools of trade, future of emergency road service, and impact of health care regulations on tire industry. Green @ Noon track will focus on topics concerning environmental issues in tire industry. Wine and Cheese Social, Tire Industry Honors, and Welcome Reception will also be held. Read More