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PA Student Rocketeers exhibit at White House Science Fair.

October 20, 2010

Penn Manor High School students Nathan Bernhardt and Jordan Franssen, 2 members from this year's winning squad of Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC), exhibited their champion rocket at White House Science Fair. Event recognizes student excellence in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. According to AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey, programs like TARC "are a crucial tool for attracting young people to our industry." Read More

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EPRI Research focuses on smart inverters for volt/var support.

October 20, 2010

EPRI has launched collaborative initiative to develop standard functions and language for grid integration of smart solar and storage inverters. To move this forward, EPRI is conducting research that analyzes effects of advanced voltage control strategies on real distribution systems. Specific focus is on use of smart inverters to provide optimized volt/var support. According to preliminary results, utility could incorporate up to twice the amount of PV power into distribution circuit. Read More

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IPC APEX EXPO has booked over 90% of floor space.

October 20, 2010

With 6 months left until opening day at IPC APEX EXPO(TM) 2011, only 8% of IPC's targeted exhibit floor space remains available. Scheduled for April 12-14, show will include exhibition along with technical conference and critical standards development meetings, providing attendees with educational and networking opportunities. New this year, Solar Assembly and Solar Living Pavilion will include multimedia displays on solar panel assembly, lamination, tabbing, stringing, and cell manufacturing. Read More

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Conference seeks cross-sector anti-counterfeiting solutions.

October 20, 2010

In effort to help find cross-sector anti-counterfeiting solutions, ANSI convened conference titled "Crossing Borders and Sectors: Exploring Robust Anti-Counterfeiting Solutions," as part of ANSI's annual World Standards Week events. Representing everything from consumer goods and pharmaceuticals to aerospace electronics and certification marks, attendees agreed that taking stronger action and increasing cooperation and communication are key to reducing counterfeiting in U.S. and abroad. Read More

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EPA Seeks Input from small businesses on formaldehyde.

October 20, 2010

U.S. EPA invites small businesses to participate in advocacy review panel that will focus on formaldehyde. Agency plans to implement regulations for new Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act, which was enacted in July 2010. Panel will ask selected group of small entity representatives to provide advice and recommendations on behalf of their company, community, or organization pertaining to impacts of proposed rule. Read More

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EPA Proposes Addition of 9 New Sites to Superfund's NPL.

October 20, 2010

U.S. EPA is proposing addition of 9 hazardous waste sites - in GA, MD, MO, NC, NJ, OH, TX, and Puerto Rico - that pose risks to human health and environment to general Superfund section of National Priorities List (NPL). Superfund is federal program that investigates and cleans up complex, uncontrolled, or abandoned hazardous waste sites. EPA is also withdrawing its 1992 proposal to add GBF Inc., dump site in Antioch, CA. Currently, there are 1,343 final and proposed sites on NPL. Read More

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DOC Seeks Comments on free flow of information on Internet.

October 20, 2010

Department of Commerce's (DOC) Internet Policy Task Force is seeking public comments on global free flow of information on Internet. It has issued Federal Register notice detailing request for comments. Input from all stakeholders, sent via mail or email, will be accepted until November 15, 2010. After analyzing comments responding to this Notice, DOC intends to publish report that will contribute to Administration's domestic policy and international engagement on these issues. Read More

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DOC Internet Policy Task Force seeks public comments.

October 20, 2010

ANSI is informing all members and constituents that Department of Commerce's Internet Policy Task Force seeks public comments on copyright policy, creativity, and innovation in the Internet economy. After analyzing comments submitted in response to this Notice, Task Force intends to issue report that will contribute to Administration's domestic policy and international engagement in area of online copyright protection and innovation. Read More

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Five Grants Awarded for science facility construction.

October 20, 2010

NIST has awarded total of $50 million in grants to 5 institutions to support construction of scientific research facilities that will explore topics from nanometer-scale electronics and green buildings to microbe ecosystems in oceans. Consequently, projects receiving this funding will contribute to almost $133 million in new laboratory construction projects. Grants were awarded to institutions in Rochester, NY; Reno, NV; Ann Arbor, MI; West Boothbay Harbor, Maine; and Los Angeles, CA. Read More

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The MHEDA Journal covers sales success stories.

October 20, 2010

The Fourth Quarter 2010 issue of The MHEDA Journal features "Spotlight On Sales Success" and includes collection of Sales Success Stories from material handling distributors. Issue also tackles other topics of interest including using vehicle wraps as marketing tool, importance of proper pricing strategies, identifying personality of top salespeople, and how to achieve sales success on the Internet. In addition, journal features section devoted to forklift tires. Read More

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October PMA Business Conditions Report indicates no foreseeable change.

October 20, 2010

Data from October 2010 PMA Business Conditions Report indicates metalforming companies anticipate little change in business conditions during next 3 months. Sampling 121 U.S. and Canadian metalforming companies, report also shows participants expect incoming orders to remain unchanged throughout same time period. Average daily shipping levels in October were reported as steady, and percentage of companies with portion of their workforce on short time or layoff dipped to 17% in October. Read More

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NASA/NIA Conference to feature 100 mpg car, other technologies.

October 19, 2010

Edison2 won $5 million in Automotive X Prize competition for its Very Light Car, which will be one of several technologies featured at Aviation Unleashed from October 18-20. David Hinton, deputy director of NASA's Aeronautics Research Directorate, said "Edison2's knowledge and experience would interest an audience that's focusing on what's possible in aviation." During this event, participants can also learn about how video and tele-technology may shape travel. Read More

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SAS-2.1 Standard forwarded to INCITS for public review.

October 19, 2010

Draft standard of Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)-2.1 has been forwarded to INCITS (International Committee for Information Technology Standards) for public review. As Vice President and T10 Committee Liaison for STA and Interface Architecture Initiatives Manager at Seagate Technology, Marty Czekalski commented, "SAS-2.1 includes Advanced Connectivity features which lay the groundwork for the next generation of SAS which will operate at 12Gb/s." Read More

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Air Traffic Control Tower Project Underway at Oakland Airport.

October 19, 2010

FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt helped break ground today for new air traffic control tower, funded by American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), at Oakland International Airport. Totaling $33.2 million, grant for this project "will make a difference for the Oakland area economy," according to US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. Specifically, grant will pay for construction of 236 ft tall tower and 13,000 ft² base building as well as some equipment for facility. Read More

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NIST Releases 2009 Report on technology transfer achievements.

October 19, 2010

Summarizing technology transfer activities and achievements of US Department of Commerce's scientific research agencies, 2009 Technology Transfer Report offers performance metrics as well as anecdotes demonstrating how investment in R/D improves lives of Americans and fosters development of new products. Report covers NIST, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, as well as National Telecommunications and Information Administration's Institute for Telecommunication Sciences. Read More

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NIST identifies 5 foundational Smart Grid standards.

October 19, 2010

NIST has advised Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that it has identified 5 foundational sets of standards for Smart Grid interoperability that are ready for consideration by federal and state energy regulators. Produced by International Electrotechnical Commission, standards focus on information models and protocols important to efficient and reliable grid operations as well as cyber security. They will be updated as Smart Grid requirements and technologies evolve. Read More

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Hydrogen Student Design Contest has deadline extended.

October 19, 2010

Due to requests from universities interested in Hydrogen Student Design Contest, deadline to submit abstracts and register new teams has been extended to November 1, 2010. There are currently 36 teams from 16 countries and 5 continents registered. This year, teams are tasked with planning and designing residential hydrogen fueling system for single residential building. Teams will also conduct economic analysis and develop business, marketing, and public education plans for their system. Read More

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IPC invites poster abstracts for IPC APEX EXPO 2011.

October 19, 2010

IPC invites researchers, technical experts, and industry leaders to submit abstracts for poster presentations at IPC APEX EXPO(TM), April 12-14, 2011. Technical poster presentations are being sought on all relevant electronics topics including design, materials, assembly, processes, and equipment. Submissions in areas of printed electronics, package on package assembly, solar cell assembly, advanced substrates, reliability, and lead-free assembly are especially encouraged. Read More

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Recovery Act Dollars to go to Frederick Municipal Airport.

October 19, 2010

U.S. Department of Transportation's FAA announced over $5 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars will be used to build new air traffic control tower at Frederick Municipal Airport in Frederick, MD, which handles more than 135,000 aircraft operations annually. In addition to improving safety and efficiency of airport, Recovery Act dollars will provide boost to Maryland's economy. Read More

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CSPA to host 97th Annual Meeting in December.

October 19, 2010

Scheduled for December 5-9, 2010, CSPA's 97th Annual Meeting will provide opportunity to discuss key issues and learn new methods for business improvement. Confirmed presenters of note include representatives from U.S. EPA and Sara Amundson, executive director of Human Society Legislative Fund. Another projected draw for this year's meeting will be special CSPA Green Products and Sustainability Summit, moderated by Scott Mobley, research fellow at Clorox. Read More