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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

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Cloud Computing Forum aims to gather input for future action.

October 18, 2010

Taking place in Gaithersburg, MD on November 4 and 5, NIST-hosted Cloud Computing Forum and Workshop II will give government and industry stakeholders chance to comment on next steps in developing cloud computing standards. Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra and NIST Director Patrick Gallagher will also present their vision for cloud computing standards. Panel discussions will consider related issues, and breakout sessions will actively engage stakeholders in discussion. Read More

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Registration is Open for Automate 2011 show/conference.

October 18, 2010

Automate 2011 lets attendees discover integrated automation solutions, examine technology advances, and learn from industry leading experts. Hundreds of exhibitors will demonstrate how robots, machine vision, motion control, and automation solutions can help companies succeed. Also, conference provides practical training that can immediately be put into practice. Classes are taught by professionals familiar with common challenges. Read More

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TRFA presents Excellence in Thermoset Polymer Research Award.

October 18, 2010

TRFA presented it first annual Excellence in Thermoset Polymer Research Award to Krishna C. Etika for "Utilization of Clay-Carbon Nanoparticle Synergy for Enhancing Electrical and Mechanical Properties of Epoxy Composites." Krishna is a Graduate Research Assistant in Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A & M University in College Station, Texas. Purpose of award is to encourage and recognize advances in science and engineering of thermoset polymer industry. Read More

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AMCA announces board members for 2010-2011.

October 18, 2010

During AMCA's 55th Annual Meeting, AMCA Board of Directors for 2010-2011 were announced. Michael Barry of Twin City Fan Companies, Ltd was inaugurated as AMCA International President, while outgoing president, Art LaPointe of Construction Specialties, was inaugurated as Chairman of the Board. In addition, Vic Colwell of Loren Cook Co. was chosen for Vice President, George Atkinson of Hartzell Fan Inc was chosen for Treasurer, and Geoff Sheard of Flakt Woods Ltd was elected as Director-at-Large. Read More

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Pack Expo International will highlight CannedWater4kids charity.

October 18, 2010

PMMI will partner with CannedWater4Kids at PACK EXPO International to raise funds and awareness among packaging and processing community concerning need for clean drinking water for children. In addition to purchasing 7,000+ cans of water, PMMI has donated booth to CannedWater4Kids. Cans of water will be available to all for suggested donation of $1, which will be given to CannedWater4Kids. Also, information will be available about charity and its efforts. Read More

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NIST and NTIA seek collaborators for demo network.

October 18, 2010

NIST and NTIA are seeking partners in telecommunications industry to help create demonstration broadband communications network for nation's emergency services agencies. Currently being developed by joint NIST-NTIA Public Safety Communications Research program, demonstration network will provide common site for manufacturers, carriers, and public safety agencies to test and evaluate advanced broadband communications equipment and software tailored to needs of emergency first responders. Read More

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TRFA welcomes record number of attendees to annual meeting.

October 18, 2010

During 2010 Annual Meeting, TRFA hosted 129 attendees representing 62 companies. In addition to 15 technical presentations, association presented its first "Excellence in Thermoset Polymer Research Award," to Krishna C. Etika of Texas A & M University for "Utilization of Clay-Carbon Nanoparticle Synergy for Enhancing Electrical and Mechanical Properties of Epoxy Composites." Association also recognized Dr. Vinay Mishra, R&D Manager, ITW Devcon, for his dedication to TRFA since its formation. Read More

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Hydrogen Conference/Expo offers business building opportunities.

October 18, 2010

Focused on delivering strong messages to key decision makers, 2011 NHA Hydrogen Conference and Expo will be held February 13-16 in Washington, DC. Becoming exhibitor or sponsor of this conference can help promote business. Conference is collaboration between National Hydrogen Association (NHA) and U.S. Fuel Cell Council, and 67% of attendees are policy makers, energy professionals, and investors who represent business-building opportunities. Read More