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EPA announces 12th annual Clean Air Excellence Awards.

September 27, 2012

EPA's 12th annual Clean Air Excellence Awards honor 11 projects and companies from across U.S. for their work on clean air initiatives. Awards recognize innovative programs that protect Americans' health and environment, educate public, serve communities, and stimulate economy. Projects range from providing better access to electric vehicles and charging stations to creating classroom toolkit promoting strategies to improve air quality, to developing real-time air monitoring notification system. Read More

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Expanded Developer University returns to International CES.

September 27, 2012

As announced by Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®), Developer University will return at 2013 International CES®. Developer University event brings app developers together with different platform vendors to learn about available opportunities. Simultaneously, platform vendors gain opportunity to reach larger audience of developers. Owned and produced by CEA, 2013 International CES will be held January 8–11 in Las Vegas, NV. Developer University will take place January 10. Read More

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High-Tech Tools tackle wind farm performance.

September 27, 2012

Researchers at U.S. Department of Energy's NREL are learning how to better understand wind turbine issues such as turbulence that impacts performance and how heating and cooling change wind over course of day. Their goal is to maximize turbine performance and minimize structural loads, which will ultimately result in lower-cost wind energy. Toward that goal, NREL researchers are leveraging lab's supercomputing resources and have developed high-tech modeling and simulation capabilities. Read More

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MPIF publishes new information on PM materials.

September 27, 2012

MPIF has published 2012 edition of MPIF Standard 35, Material Standards for PM Structural Parts. Aimed at design/materials engineers and purchasing agents, 96-page revised standard features new materials mechanical property data for prealloyed steel (FL-5108), hybrid low-alloy steel (FLN2-3905), and diffusion-alloyed steel (FD-0101) as well as 400 series stainless steel (SS-409LE and SS-409LNi). New section for strain-controlled fatigue data is also included. Read More

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SAE Book examines automotive carbon fiber reinforcements.

September 27, 2012

Written by Jackie D. Rehkopf and published by SAE International, Automotive Carbon Fiber Composites: From Evolution to Implementation, begins with comprehensive overview of how composites started to be investigated as a possible alternative to metals, mostly driven by military demands. From there, book covers fiber and resin types for automotive applications, composite constructions, manufacturing processes, machining and joining, and reclaiming and recycling of these materials. Read More

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Guidance Document helps design pharma quality lab facilities.

September 27, 2012

ISPE Good Practice Guide: Quality Laboratory Facilities establishes baseline for design of pharmaceutical quality laboratories supporting GxP regulated facilities producing pharmaceutical products. Describing how to apply risk assessment to quality lab facility, document provides step-by-step process that guides reader through all phases of producing quality lab and all factors that must be considered at each phase. Applying included principles will facilitate effective communication. Read More

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Manufacturers support Stop the War on Coal Act.

September 26, 2012

NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons issued statement in support of the Stop the War on Coal Act. According to Timmons, manufacturers fully support this important bill as it will halt costly and burdensome regulations. Coal is one of the nation's most abundant energy resources and generates a significant percentage of nation's electricity. Legislation will also require EPA to do comprehensive analysis of onerous Utility MACT and Boiler MACT regulations that would harm manufacturers. Read More

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BIO announces Therapeutic Workshops for BIO Investor Forum.

September 26, 2012

Scheduled for October 9-10, 11th annual BIO Investor Forum will include 4 Therapeutic Workshops titled: Cancer Stem Cell Therapy – Real or Just Hype?; Against the Grain – Kinase Drugs That Survive the Clinic;  A Diagnosis for Diagnostics; and Raring to Go: The Race to Treat Ultra-Rare Diseases. Event will also feature public and  venture-stage company presentations, expert-led business roundtables, one-on-one investor meetings, and networking opportunities. Read More