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Science, Advocacy Leaders to judge Biotech Humanitarian Award.

April 14, 2011

BIO announced judges responsible for evaluating nominations for third annual Biotech Humanitarian Award and selecting 2011 Honoree. Award was created by BIO to recognize one everyday hero who has helped to heal, fuel, and feed planet through work in or support of biotechnology. Judges include Dr. David Agus, Dr. Yali Friedman, Jim Greenwood, Dr. Lovell Jones, Rachel King, Robert Klein, Dr. Antonio Moreira, David Rejeski, Dr. Stephen Sherwin, Dr. Ellen Sigal, and H. Thomas Watkins. Read More

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Chemical Action Plans aim to reduce harmful impact of MDI, TDI.

April 14, 2011

U.S. EPA action plans address potential health risks of methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI), toluene diisocyanate (TDI), and related compounds. As exposure to said chemicals may occur when used in applications such as spray foam insulation, sealing concrete, or finishing floors, action include calling in data on past allegations of adverse effects, obtaining unpublished health and safety data from industry sources, and requiring exposure monitoring studies for consumer products. Read More

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NIST SRM Helps Improve Diagnosis of Huntington's Disease.

April 14, 2011

When used as quality control, Standard Reference Material (SRM) 2393, CAG Repeat Length Mutation in Huntington's Disease, helps clinical genetics labs diagnose Huntington's disease by improving measure of overall length of DNA molecule and cytosine-adenine-guanine (CAG) repeat count. SRM consists of 6 samples of DNA measured and certified by NIST for triplet repeats ranging in number from 15-75. Certified values, free of stutter, provide standard with which to compare patient DNA samples. Read More

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AMT to sponsor technology exhibit at FEIMAFE 2011.

April 14, 2011

AMT announced it will be sponsoring Emerging Technology Center (ETC), part of AMT/USA Pavilion, at FEIMAFE 2011. Featured technologies will include MTConnect open standard, designed to optimize communications between machine tools, as well as cloud computing. Micro manufacturing and nanotechnology, as well as additive manufacturing, which is process of building objects based on thin, horizontal cross-sections from 3D computer models, will also be featured. Read More

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TTM Technologies and Celestica are honored by IPC.

April 14, 2011

Celestica was given Stan Plzak Corporate Recognition Award for initiatives in enhancing industry while demonstrating support of IPC through participation in technical and/or management programs. Also, Peter Sarmanian Corporate Recognition Award honored TTM Technologies as IPC member company in PCB industry that has taken leadership role and made contributions to industry while demonstrating support of IPC through participation in technical and/or management programs. Read More

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ASTM presents Award of Merit to Dr. James R. Millette.

April 14, 2011

A member of ASTM International and Committee D22 since 1986, James R. Millette, Ph.D., executive director of MVA Scientific Consultants, has received the Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow in recognition of his outstanding leadership and dedication to development of ASTM standards for air quality and identification and analysis of asbestos. Millette has co-chaired several ASTM symposia on asbestos monitoring and surface sampling and has received D22 Award of Appreciation twice. Read More

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Assessment Tool aids fire sprinkler installation decisions.

April 14, 2011

Web-based sprinkler use decisioning tool, developed by IT specialist Priya Lavappa and economist David Butry, supports baseline and sensitivity analyses that enable cost efficiency assessment of installing fire suppression sprinklers for particular jurisdiction, development, or dwelling. Users can input their own data to supply values for categories of costs and benefits in model or opt for combination of user-defined data and national/local statistics. Read More

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ANSI to hold Certificate Issuers' Accreditation Workshops.

April 14, 2011

ANSI will hold its Certificate Issuers' Accreditation Workshop at its headquarters in Washington, D.C. on April 27-28. Workshop will introduce American National Standard ASTM E2659-09, Standard Practice for Certificate Programs, and Institute's Certificate Accreditation Program. Attendees will learn about requirements for developing quality education/training course. Session will also be held June 29-30, September 21-22, and December 8-9. Read More

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AAMA offers professional certification training courses.

April 14, 2011

AAMA FenestrationMasters(TM) professional certification program offers training content based on consensus-based AAMA standards. Covering performance standards, product and material types, and code requirements, program includes coursework that can be used to train new hires or provide further education, instruction, and training to employees. Online courses are available for Certified FenestrationMaster and Certified FenestrationAssociate credentials. Read More

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Tribometer Performance Standard approved by ASTM committee.

April 14, 2011

ASTM International test method ASTM F2508, Practice for Validation and Calibration of Walkway Tribometers Using Reference Surfaces, has been developed by Subcommittee F13.10 on Traction. It provides reference standard against which to validate and calibrate performance of tribometers, which assess potential of humans to slip while walking on various surfaces. Standard defines 4 reference surfaces, from very slippery to not slippery, that offer continuum of slip potential while walking. Read More

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ASTM Workshop addresses emerging trends in nuclear energy.

April 13, 2011

On June 15, ASTM will sponsor workshop on Emerging Trends in Nuclear Energy - The Standards Component. Representatives from NRC will present their concepts and views on how nuclear energy is now and will continue to be a solid resource for alternative energy and how sound standards will impact its strength, reliability, and perception to the public. Workshop will contribute to creation of ASTM roadmap of civil nuclear energy section and highlight role ASTM standards play in nuclear industry. Read More

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Sealant/Adhesive Symposium addresses construction durability.

April 13, 2011

Durability of Building and Construction Sealants and Adhesives will be held June 16-17 in Anaheim, CA with objective of gathering and disseminating latest information on all aspects of durability testing, assessment, and specifications for building and construction sealants and adhesives. Symposium's scope covers all building envelope, interior building, construction, and civil engineering applications. Online registration opens ~8 weeks before workshop and closes June 8. Read More

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Smart Grid Cost-Benefit Estimate is released by EPRI.

April 13, 2011

Estimating the Costs and Benefits of the Smart Grid - A Preliminary Estimate of the Investment Requirements for a Fully Functioning Smart Grid, shows smart grid implementation could cost from $338-476 billion and result in benefits from $1.3-2 trillion. Costs are projected for transmission, substation, distribution, and customer interface over next 20 yr. EPRI estimate also factors in investment needed for growth and correcting deficienciesas well as deploying new technologies. Read More

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BIO announces recipient of biotechnology innovation award.

April 13, 2011

BIO has announced that Royal DSM CEO/Chairman of the Managing Board, Feike Sijbesma, will be honored with George Washington Carver Award for Innovation in Industrial Biotechnology. Award will be delivered at 2011 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing, in Toronto, Ontario, on May 9, 2011. Under his guidance, Royal DSM has made significant steps in developing industrial biotechnology for conversion of renewable resources for health, nutrition, and materials applications. Read More

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ANSI Workshop addresses electric drive vehicle standardization.

April 13, 2011

ANSI Workshop: Standards and Codes for Electric Drive Vehicles (EDVs) took place to examine activities needed to drive safe and effective deployment of one million EDVs by 2015 as called for in President Obama's January 2011 State of the Union address. During workshop, one common theme was a call for coordination, participation, and harmonization of standardization efforts as well as concern over number of forums in which stakeholders currently must participate. Read More

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ISO Workshop explores financial services industry needs.

April 13, 2011

Current and future needs of global financial services industry will be examined at workshop in Amsterdam on May 13, 2011. Topics to be discussed are use of standards by regulators and market players in response to post-crisis reporting requirements, standards to support transaction-based business, and consumer-focused issues such as privacy management and fraud protection. Focus will be on activities to support evolving business needs, innovation, and regulatory requirements. Read More

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Energy Star Awards for 2011 recognizes 111 leaders.

April 13, 2011

US EPA is honoring 111 Energy StarĀ® partners who have demonstrated leadership and commitment in protecting Americans' health and the environment through energy efficiency achievements. Comprised of manufacturers, retailers, public schools, hospitals, real estate companies, and home builders, 2011 Energy Star award winner totals, by category, included 46 for Sustained Excellence, 44 for Partner of the Year, and 21 for Excellence. Read More

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New Air Traffic Control Command Center is fully operational.

April 13, 2011

David J. Hurley Air Traffic Control System Command Center in Warrenton, VA is responsible for managing overall use of national airspace system. There, traffic management specialists balance air traffic demand with system capacity and work with aviation stakeholders to handle any system constraints such as weather, runway closures, and delays. Employees also coordinate with air traffic controllers at facilities throughout country to ensure air traffic moves as smoothly as possible. Read More

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Training Course addresses RBCA at petroleum release sites.

April 12, 2011

Offered in Lansing, MI on May 10-11 and October 18-19, national Risk-Based Corrective Action (RBCA) training program for petroleum release sites is intended for private sector. It is required for persons seeking Certified Professional status under Michigan statute Part 215 and associated rules. Cost includes copy of ASTM E1739, Standard Guide for Risk-Based Corrective Action Applied at Petroleum Release Sites, A Fate and Transport Models Compendium; course workbook; and refreshments. Read More

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Fire Standards Uncertainty Symposium sponsored by ASTM.

April 12, 2011

Uncertainty in Fire Standards and What to Do About It, to be held in Anaheim, CA on June 16, will cover how different parties - testing laboratories, enforcement authorities, manufacturers, practicing engineers - incorporate uncertainty into their use of results from fire safety tests and calculations as well as explore legal, technical, and ethical implications. Symposium will also provide overviews of technical guidance for handling uncertainty in ASTM standards and other standards and documents. Read More