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Camera produces hyperspectral images of Earth's auroras.

December 7, 2012

To expand understanding of auroras and other fleeting atmospheric events, team of space-weather researchers designed and built NORUSCA II, a camera that can simultaneously image multiple spectral bands, in essence different wavelengths or colors, of light. Camera was tested at Kjell Henriksen Observatory in Svalbard, Norway, where it produced first-ever hyperspectral images of auroras. Details on camera and results from first images were published in OSA's open-access journal Optics Express. Read More

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Fiber Optic Tool controls microscopic particles.

December 7, 2012

Harnessing laser light’s ability to gently push and pull microscopic particles, researchers have created fiber-optic equivalent of world’s smallest wrench. Virtual tool can precisely twist and turn tiniest of particles, from living cells and DNA to microscopic motors and dynamos used in biological and physical research. Developed by physicists at The University of Texas at Arlington, fiber optic spanner is described in paper published in Optical Society's journal Optics Letters. Read More

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International CES to offer programming specific to start-ups.

December 7, 2012

CEA® announced program with Startup America Partnership, national network of communities dedicated to advancing success of American start-ups, for 2013 International CES®. This partnership will bring programming for entrepreneurs and start-ups to 2013 International CES (January 8–11) in Las Vegas, NV. CEA president and CEO Gary Shapiro said partnering with Startup America will bring programming that highlights young start-ups and entrepreneurs destined to shape future of technology. Read More

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Calera High School secures PRIME funding.

December 7, 2012

STEM pre-engineering program designed by Instructor, Brian Copes, has secured Calera High School of Calera, AL exemplary school status and funding from SME Education Foundation through its PRIME program, a community-based approach to manufacturing education. In addition to funds totaling $35,000 for 3 years, PRIME designation comes with 3-year commitment by SME Education Foundation to help create partnerships with local manufacturing base to provide job shadows, mentoring, and internships. Read More

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BETEC Symposium will focus on fenestration developments.

December 7, 2012

With its theme of Fenestration: A World of Change, Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC) Symposium will take place in Washington D.C. on January 7 as part of week-long Building Innovation 2013. Symposium will present to attendees recent developments in fenestration performance and technology. Leading experts will be on hand to reveal their knowledge and expertise, and attendees can also also earn 8.5 learning units from the American Institute of Architects. Read More

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Glass Container Manufacturer will resolve CAA violations.

December 7, 2012

To resolve alleged Clean Air Act (CAA) violations at 5 of its manufacturing plants, Ohio-based Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc. agreed to install pollution control equipment to reduce harmful emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur dioxide (SO2), and particulate matter (PM) by nearly 2,500 tons/year and pay $1.45 million penalty. EPA's Cynthia Giles commented that "These new pollution controls will improve air quality and protect communities from Georgia to Texas." Read More

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EPA appoints 11 new members to NEEAC.

December 7, 2012

EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson appointed 11 environmental education professionals to serve on agency's National Environmental Education Advisory Council, which is comprised of representatives from organizations outside federal government who provide EPA with advice and recommendations on environmental education. Council helps EPA better understand needs of schools, universities, state departments of education, and natural resources. First meeting is scheduled for December 13-14, 2012. Read More

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ANSI HSSP Releases Workshop Report on resiliency metrics.

December 7, 2012

ANSI Homeland Security Standards Panel (HSSP) released report from single-day workshop – Resiliency Metrics: Standards, Test Labs, and Methods – that examines approaches for standards-based, national program establishing common metrics for resiliency. August 22, 2012 workshop included representatives of government agencies, standards developing organizations, and others. Participants looked at resiliency standards and discussed ways to establish methodology for measuring resilience. Read More