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Hydraulic Institute opens registration for 2010 Fall Meeting.

September 2, 2010

Scheduled for Oct 20-23, 2010, HI Fall Meeting will focus on present and anticipated critical issues that are transforming pump industry now and will continue to do so into the future, including energy efficiency, modernization, value-added selling, and strategic pricing. As prelude to meeting, HI and its subsidiary organization, Pump Systems Matter, will host nationally acclaimed training course, Pumping Systems Optimization: Opportunities to Improve Life Cycle Performance on Oct 19. Read More

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Winning Transportation Projects save lives, time, capital.

September 2, 2010

America's Transportation Awards' honored state Departments of Transportation in Virginia, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, and North Carolina for their innovation and work in completing critical projects that will improve transportation. According to John Horsley, executive director of AASHTO, these projects "illustrate the complex tasks that go into modernizing and maintaining the nation's system of highways and bridges." Read More

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NIST IT Security Automation Conference runs from September 27-29.

September 2, 2010

Co-hosted by NIST, 6th Annual IT Security Automation Conference will focus on applying and integrating emerging cyber security automation technologies and software assurance into various application areas. Specific open standards and new security technologies will be covered, and event will feature keynotes by Howard Schmidt and Stephen S. Pawlowski. SCAP and automation content tutorials and sessions on continuous monitoring, threat assessment, and security in cloud will be offered. Read More

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IPC/SMTA Golf Event benefitted non-profit THINK Together.

September 2, 2010

IPC California, along with Los Angeles and Orange County Chapters of Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA), held their 11th Annual Golf Event on August 16, 2010. Over 100 banquet attendees and 86 golfers were in attendance, and more than $2,000 in proceeds will be donated to THINK Together, a nonprofit organization that provides after- and out-of-school learning programs for children from 225+ schools and community centers throughout several counties in southern California. Read More

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New Material may reveal workings of hi-temp superconductors.

September 2, 2010

Measurements taken at NIST may help physicists develop clear understanding of high-temperature superconductors. Copper-based compound can only be made to superconduct by removing electrons. But if electrons are added, it also exhibits some properties only seen in those materials that superconduct with electron surplus. Scientists may now be able to study relationship between the 2 ways of creating superconductors, an opportunity that was unavailable before this ambipolar material was found. Read More

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Nanotechnology Partnership Forum is co-sponsored by NIST.

September 2, 2010

Co-sponsored nanotechnology forum will take place September 13, 2010 on NIST's Gaithersburg, MD campus. In addition to meeting researchers from diverse firms looking for potential partners in nanotechnology, attendees can learn about unique resources available in Washington metro region and go to various presentations and poster sessions on topics such as biomedical nanotechnology applications, advanced materials and manufacturing, and nanoelectronics. Read More

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New USNC Officers have been announced for 2011.

September 1, 2010

US National Committee (USNC) to International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) announced results of recent elections for USNC officer positions. James E. Matthews III has been nominated as chairman of Standardization Management Board (SMB) and vice president of IEC, and Philip M. Piqueira assumes role of USNC president elect. Alec McMillan has been elected as USNC vice president - technical, while Lori L. Tennant will assume McMillan's former role as USNC vice president - finance. Read More

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Discounted Plenary Sponsorships available until September 1.

September 1, 2010

ANSI Homeland Security Standards Panel (HSSP) reminds all stakeholders that 10% discount on sponsorship offerings is available until September 1, 2010. Sponsorship opportunities for ANSI-HSSP Plenary include benefits that help promote organization's name in homeland security standards community. Included with $2,000 sponsorship are 6 ft tabletop display space, banner ad on ANSI-HSSP Plenary website, premium signage, and company logo on plenary meeting materials. Read More

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Sodium Vapor Lamps shipments grow during second quarter.

September 1, 2010

Shipments of sodium vapor high intensity discharge lamps increased 3.9% to 92.6 in 2010 Q2, the highest level in 2 years. The index reading was 17.1% above the same period last year. Metal halide HID lamp shipments decreased 4.0% to 82.5 from previous quarter, but were still 0.5% above the same period last year. Mercury vapor HID index declined 9.5% to 49.2, indicating shipments were less than half of the average 2006 level. Read More

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Accreditation Program recognizes ENERGY STAR compliance.

September 1, 2010

Pilot accreditation program is available for certification bodies that seek recognition from US EPA to certify products under ENERGY STARĀ® Program. Specifically, program will assess applicants against requirements set forth in EPA Conditions and Criteria for Recognition of Certification Bodies for ENERGY STAR Program; ISO/IEC Guide 65; and IAF - GD 5 - 2006, IAF Guidance on the application of ISO/IEC Guide 65. Applications will be accepted until September 27, 2010. Read More

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New AEM Group serves geospatial product manufacturers.

September 1, 2010

Resulting from Geomatics Industry Association of America (GIAA) member requests to affiliate with AEM rather than operate as separate organization, new AEM Geospatial Industry Group will serve manufacturers of various types of surveying/positioning systems. This new group's initial focus will include regulatory, standards, and specifications issues as well as growing membership. Read More

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IPC Training Media offers automated testing feature.

September 1, 2010

IPC electronics assembly DVDs and Online Video Training products are available with automated testing features, which verify understanding in key subject areas. Auto-testing programs include ability to print out certificate of completion with training module name, participant's name, date of evaluation, and test score. Students can take test at any time, with no password required, and automated e-mail notification of student test performance can be generated and sent to supervisor. Read More

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Hazard Warning Issued regarding 1 W portable blue laser.

September 1, 2010

LIA laser safety experts expressed concerned for public safety over 445 nm direct blue diode portable laser with output powers of up to 1 W sold via Internet retailer. Worries stem from Class 4 lasers emitting enough energy to be hazardous to eye or skin from direct beam or indirectly reflected laser light. Even exposure to reflections scattered off of matte surface may cause eye injury, and levels of light produced can cause visual interference at large distances away from source. Read More

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Motors Index surges in second quarter of 2010.

September 1, 2010

NEMA's Motors Shipment Index jumped 7.8% during second quarter of 2010. On year-over-year basis, index registered 16.1% rate of growth, but still remains approximately 16% below its peak. Of index's two underlying categories, inflation- and seasonally-adjusted shipments of fractional horsepower motors accounted for entirety of quarter's growth while demand for integral horsepower motors remained lackluster, given solid growth occurring in broader manufacturing sector. Read More

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Compact Fluorescent Lamp Index declines in second quarter 2010.

September 1, 2010

NEMA CFL index of 210.1 during second quarter of 2010 negated 3.1% year-over-year gain during previous quarter. CFL shipments decreased 4.2% on quarterly basis following increases of 14.0% and 1.8% for previous 2 quarters. Meanwhile, shipments of incandescent lamps decreased 2.8% on year-over-year basis, as index slipped to 57.0. This indicates shipments are less than 60% of 2006 levels. However, CFLs continue to gain market share at expense of incandescent lamps. Read More

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Initiative Introduces Students to motorsports manufacturing.

September 1, 2010

Patrick Dessert, PhD, CMfgT, assistant professor at Oakland University and SME membership consultant, developed curriculum for educating students in hands-on environment through Illinois Motorsports Institute (IMI). According to Dessert, "This is a great opportunity to get students involved in manufacturing in an exciting way." IMI's work, aimed at racing, vehicle restoration, and modification, is receiving support from SME Chicago Chapter No. 5. Read More

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AIA supports latest White House export control initiatives.

September 1, 2010

AIA believes White House initiatives on export control modernization constitute an important step in reshaping export control system to better serve national security. Clarification and consolidation of Munitions and Commerce Control lists will have a dramatic impact on small- and medium-sized companies who rarely have resources to ensure compliance with current export control regime. President's initiatives also include consolidating licensing policies, export enforcement, and IT systems. Read More

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Rural Highway Capacity Report offers case for increased funding.

September 1, 2010

To ensure connectivity of rural and urban America, AASHTO's Connecting Rural and Urban America report offers 3-point plan concerning reauthorization of federal transportation legislation. It specifies continuing to fund rural portions of Interstate Highway System, doubling federal investment in rural transit systems to meet rising demand, upgrading rural routes to Interstate standards, and connecting newly urbanized areas to Interstate system. Read More

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Iowa Town Has Highest electric charging station concentration.

September 1, 2010

There are 4 public electric car charging stations in Elk Horn, Iowa, and there are plans to build 4 more in coming months. As 57 year old businessman who fostered Elk Horn's electric car interest, Mike Howard told Transportation TV that, when electric cars come, his town offers locations where people can charge their vehicles, enjoy the town, and continue on their journey. Also in Transportation TV report, Howard describes advantages and challenges that come with electric cars. Read More

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Budapest Conference addresses quality, reliability concerns.

September 1, 2010

Free for qualified professionals, IPC Electronics Assembly Quality and Reliability Conference will be held in Budapest, Hungary on October 6-7, 2010. Topics will include status of Hungarian electronics industry, use of IPC standards in assembly and PCB manufacturing processes, as well as moisture levels in laminates during Pb-free processing. Other topics will address IPC Land Pattern Standard, tin whisker causes and solutions, and minimizing defects in assembly process. Read More