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ISO/IEC seek to harmonize audit and certification standards.

November 15, 2012

ISO Committee on Conformity Assessment has released 2 standards to create confidence among regulators, consumers, suppliers, and other stakeholders that certificates granted by one certification body are same as those of another. They include ISO/IEC 17065:2012, Conformity assessment – Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services and ISO/IEC TS 17021-2:2012, Conformity assessment – Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems – Part 2. Read More

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Asphalt and Aggregate Exhibitions to cover 117,000 net sq ft.

November 14, 2012

Co-located 2013 World of Asphalt and AGG1 expositions will be held March 19-21, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas at Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Covering aggregate, pavement maintenance, and traffic safety sectors, events will feature conference on environment, health, and safety issues at asphalt plant and paving site. Education programs will include AGG1 Academy and People, Plants, and Paving Training Sessions. Both shows are supported by over 25 industry-related organizations. Read More

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Momentum grows for solar-fueled water splitting.

November 14, 2012

In 1998, John Turner of NREL demonstrated that he could use sunlight to extract hydrogen from water at 12.4% efficiency. Three hundred articles and news reports followed, and then almost nothing happened. Now, with gasoline at $3.89/gal, there is renewed interest in Turner's work. Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry awarded Turner with Lectureship Award for his work in solar hydrogen and fuel cells and for being a spokesman for hydrogen production via photoelectrochemical water splitting. Read More

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Health and Fitness Technology to be seen at 2013 International CES®.

November 14, 2012

More than 215 exhibitors will showcase latest digital health and fitness technologies at 2013 International CES, to run Tuesday, January 8 through Friday, January 11, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sports and fitness devices will be featured at FitnessTech TechZone and FitnessTech Conference Track. In TechZone, tele-health systems, robotic aids, and diagnostic and monitoring equipment will also be shown, while Digital Health Summit will feature 5 speakers in health and life sciences field. Read More

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ANSI updates voluntary consensus standards document.

November 14, 2012

ANSI has released updated ANS Key Steps document containing rundown of steps involved in approval of voluntary consensus standards as American National Standards. New version features embedded links, giving stakeholders access to relevant forms and information. To qualify for ANSI accreditation, organizations must meet Institute's requirements for openness, balance, due process, and consensus in their standards development processes, as set-forth in ANSI Essential Requirements. Read More

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ANSI Industry Briefing to address Russia's acceptance into WTO.

November 14, 2012

Officially accepted into WTO in August 2012, Russia has made commitments to provide foreign companies with tools to prevent trade interference from non-tariff barriers. On November 16, ANSI will hold briefing to inform members of U.S. industry about implications of these commitments and gather feedback about standards, compliance, and market access priorities involving Russia. U.S. exports to Russia exceeded $8 billion in 2011, and are expected to rise with country’s membership in WTO. Read More

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Westfield Vo-Tech High School wins PRIME funding.

November 14, 2012

Manufacturing Technology Department at Westfield Vocational Technical High School, Westfield, MA, has been named a model school by SME Education Foundation through its PRIME (Partnership Response in Manufacturing) program. As a PRIME school, Westfield Vo-Tech will receive funds totaling $35,000 for 3 years to support post-secondary scholarships, equipment upgrades, continuing education for instructors, and a STEM-based camp for middle school students. Read More

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IPC APEX EXPO 2013 to offer 50 development courses.

November 14, 2012

Updates on industry concerns, challenges, and developments will be addressed in 50 IPC APEX EXPO® professional development courses, which will be offered in 2013 from February 17–18 and 21 at San Diego Convention Center. Each course, led by subject matter expert, runs for 3 hours. Specific issues will include those dealing with design, lead-free technology, materials, process improvement, solder joint reliability, and more. Courses will extend beyond theory to provide practical solutions. Read More