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NASA, IHMC Develop Robotic Exoskeleton for use in space, on Earth.

October 18, 2012

NASA and The Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) of Pensacola, FL have jointly developed X1 robotic exoskeleton. Derived from NASA's Robonaut 2 project, X1 consists of 57 lb robot that humans could wear over their bodies to assist or inhibit leg joint movement. In inhibit mode, device would be used in space as exercise machine. On Earth, robot could be used to help individuals walk for first time. Currently, X1 is in R/D phase. Read More

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EPA awards $30 million for clean diesel projects.

October 18, 2012

U.S. EPA is awarding $30 million for clean diesel projects as part of its ongoing campaign to reduce harmful diesel exhaust that can lead to asthma attacks and premature deaths. Diesel Emission Reduction Program, also known as DERA, is designed to replace, retrofit, or repower 11 million older diesel-powered engines that continue to emit high levels of nitrogen oxides and particulate matter, including those found in marine vessels, locomotives, trucks, and buses. Read More

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Test Standard addresses controlled volume metering pumps.

October 18, 2012

Hydraulic Institute has released ANSI/HI 7.6 - 2012 Controlled-Volume Metering Pumps for Test standard for testing of positive displacement reciprocating controlled-volume metering pumps. Standard provides uniform procedures for performance testing and for recording of test results. It covers functional testing of production units, rate of flow and mechanical integrity at speed and pressure specified, and verification of performance to manufacturer's specifications. Read More

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EPA awards $1.2 million to improve indoor air quality.

October 18, 2012

EPA will provide combined $1.2 million in funding to 32 state and local governments, tribes, and non-profit organizations for IAQ projects, which will better protect health of Americans in classrooms, communities, and homes. Education projects, training, and outreach efforts will help reduce environmental health risks of indoor air contaminants such as asthma triggers. Projects will also increase number of homes tested and mitigated for radon as well as those built with radon-resistant features. Read More

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PTDA Announces Upcoming Events for 2013, 2014, and 2015.

October 17, 2012

PTDA announced dates and locations for its 2013 events. These include University of Industrial Distribution (March 10–13) in Indianapolis, IN; Spring Leaders Conference/Leadership Development Conference (March 21–23) in San Antonio, TX; Hannover Fair (April 8–12) in Hannover, Germany; PTDA Canadian Conference (June 6–8) in Toronto, Ontario; EPTDA Convention (Sept 18–20) in Venice, Italy; and PTDA Industry Summit (Oct 3–5) in Palm Desert, CA. Events are also scheduled for 2014 and 2015. Read More

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ANSI 2011-2012 Annual Report now available.

October 17, 2012

ANSI's 2011-2012 annual report, titled Rapidly Changing World, informs stakeholders of ANSI's key initiatives and accomplishments over the past year. It also documents financial activities of the Institute during the same period. Report was delivered during ANSI's annual business meeting as part of World Standards Week 2012 series of events. Read More

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ANSI honors distinguished members of standardization community.

October 17, 2012

During 2012 ANSI Awards Banquet and Ceremony, ANSI honored leaders of U.S. and global voluntary standards-setting and conformity assessment community. Held annually, leadership and service awards program recognizes and honors creativity, dedication, and vision in field of standards and conformity assessment. Awards dinner was Held at Newseum Knight Conference Center in Washington, DC, and was one of many ANSI-sponsored events held in conjunction with World Standards Week 2012. Read More

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Free MCA Webinar addresses multi-axis motion control systems.

October 16, 2012

With the latest advances in network and processor technologies, it is now possible to provide solutions to many of the most demanding multi-axis motion control applications with a distributed architecture, reducing cost and increasing scalability and flexibility. On October 24 at 11:00 am EDT, MCA will hold free 1-hour webinar titled "Innovative Technologies for Multi-axis Motion Control Systems in Next Generation Testing Inspection Equipment." Read More