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SmartWay Honors Freight Companies for supply chain efficiency.

October 16, 2012

For achievements in efficiently moving freight while reducing CO2 and other harmful emissions, EPA honored 40 freight industry companies with 2012 SmartWay Excellence Awards. Gina McCarthy, Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation said companies participating in SmartWay Transport Partnership are moving USA forward "to a healthier and more secure future." Winning organizations are top performers in reducing freight transportation emissions through technological innovation. Read More

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Green Laser Pointer identifies dangerous chemical traces.

October 16, 2012

At Laser Science XXVIII, collocated with OSA's Annual Meeting – Frontier in Optics (FiO), an Israeli research team will present findings concerning development of portable Raman spectrometer capable of detecting minute traces of hazardous chemicals in real-time.  Able to first scan entire sample optically to locate individual particles of interest, spectrometer in question uses low-power, commercial green laser pointer that helps improve detection of inherently weak Raman signal. Read More

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Manufacturing Institute Coalition to train military veterans.

October 16, 2012

The Manufacturing Institute joined GE, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Alcoa, and other business, digital, academic, and not-for-profit partners to launch Get Skills to Work coalition, which aims to train military veterans for jobs in advanced manufacturing and to enhance American competitiveness. Initial investments will help 15,000 veterans translate military experience to corresponding advanced manufacturing opportunities and gain technical skills needed to qualify for careers in this growing sector. Read More

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Green Button Tool helps consumers save electricity.

October 16, 2012

Thanks to NREL and White House, 31 million American homes will be getting computer-friendly data about their electricity use from their utility companies. Green Button, based on exacting standards, helps consumers make informed purchase decisions and adjust electricity use to save both energy and money. Once logged into utility's website, customers can click Green Button icon to download their personal energy use data in common format defined by Energy Service Provider Interface standard. Read More

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SPE Forum will focus on nano-scale carbonaceous materials.

October 16, 2012

Scheduled for December 6-7, 2012, SPE ANTEC® Mumbai will include New Technology Forum focusing on nano-scale carbonaceous materials such as carbon nanotubes and graphenes. Some papers that will be presented include: Are Nano Composites a 21st Century Material?; Graphene-Based Composite Materials; Graphene-Based Soluble Nanocomposites; and Surface Modification Carbon Nanotubes and Nanographene Platelets for Improved Performance in Polymer Composites. Read More

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FOUNDATION(TM) Fieldbus Engineering Guidelines have been revised.

October 15, 2012

FOUNDATION fieldbus System Engineering Guidelines (AG-181) features best practices and recommendations for complete FOUNDATION fieldbus installation, includes recommendations on topics from selecting cable to wiring installation, grounding, implementing plant asset management systems, and project management. New edition has been reformatted and reorganized to facilitate reading and information access. Also, some content was rewritten to include up-to-date information. Read More

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PMMI Exposition Director brings perspective to PACK EXPO.

October 15, 2012

In August, AJ Janosko joined PMMI, owner and producer of the PACK EXPO trade shows, as director of expositions and as such is responsible for handling day-to-day show management. PMMI trade shows VP Jim Pittas called Janosko "critical to the effort" of February 2013 debut of EXPO PACK Guadalajara and said his knowledge of both the organizer and supplier experience was "a valuable asset." According to Janosko, "Exhibitors can expect this from me: Commitment, respect and trust." Read More

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EPA DfE Program recognizes CSPA Product Ingredient Dictionary.

October 15, 2012

CSPA announced availability of Second Edition, First Update of CSPA Consumer Product Ingredient Dictionary. This updated and expanded Second Edition features 40 new ingredient monographs, 126 new trade names, 90 other technical names defined, and new standardized system for identifying hydrocarbon mixtures. CSPA has been recognized by U.S. EPA Design for the Environment (DfE) Standard for Safer Products as key resource in ingredient communication effort. Read More