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ASABE to adopt international standard on hitch ring dimensions.

September 3, 2010

ASABE has initiated project to adopt nationally an international standard, ISO 21244:2008, Agricultural equipment - Mechanical connections between towed and towing vehicles - Implement hitch rings and attachment to tractor drawbars. Adoption will advance harmonization of national and international standards, facilitating manufacturing, safety advancements, and product marketing worldwide. Additionally, adoption of ISO 21244 nationally will help promote its use in North American marketplace. Read More

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Electroindustry Confidence wanes for second consecutive month.

September 2, 2010

Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American business conditions fell nearly 18 points in August. With this performance following decline of nearly 7 points in July, index has now fallen by more than 24 points in 2 months (70.4 in June to 46 currently). EBCI for future North American conditions posted its third consecutive decline, dropping to 54 in August from 57.7 in July. Read More

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Polymeric Piping Task Group seeking members.

September 2, 2010

A meeting of the Nuclear Energy Standards Coordination Collaborative resulted in establishment of a new task group on polymeric piping. Forty-one stakeholders gathered in person and through teleconference to address areas of interest for NESCC and its constituents. Attendees agreed on formation of a group to address polymeric piping for nuclear power plants. All interested stakeholders are invited to join this task group as it begins its work by forming a scope and gathering expert sources. Read More

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DOE seeks comments on energy education and workforce development.

September 2, 2010

U.S. DOE's Technology Offices released a request for information on Energy Education and Workforce Development. Specifically, DOE requests information on the status of energy systems and workforce development programs at K-12, community college, undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral level; gaps and deficiencies in energy education and technical training; energy sectors suffering the greatest workforce and professional skills shortage; and methods to increase energy literacy. Read More

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Commercial Vehicles Workshop will foster interactive dialogue.

September 2, 2010

Trucking Industry Mobility and Technology Coalition (TIMTC) will facilitate Truck IntelliDrive(SM) and Smart Roadside session at Technology and Maintenance Council's (TMC) 2010 Fall Meeting in Raleigh, NC on September 22. Through this session, motor carriers can provide U.S. DOT with direct feedback on onboard technology issues. There will also be discussion of National Academy of Sciences' (NAS) large truck fuel efficiency study as well as update on joint EPA/NHTSA rulemaking efforts. Read More

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SAE opens media registration for Convergence® 2010.

September 2, 2010

SAE has opened media registration for ConvergenceĀ® Conference and Exhibition, to be held October 19-20, 2010 in Detroit. Co-hosted by Ford Motor Company and Microsoft Corporation, event will include Blue Ribbon Panel: The Mobility Ecosystem that will discuss opportunities for convergence of new technologies and services. Event will also feature Carmakers Speak Panel, technical sessions, SAE Career Fair, and Convergence Banquet on October 20, with keynote speaker Kevin Dallas of Microsoft. Read More

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A&WMA Clean Air Transport Rule Webinar to feature EPA experts.

September 2, 2010

A&WMA will host Urgent CAIR: EPA's New Clean Air Transport Rule (CATR) webinar on Friday, September 10 at 11:30am EST. Sam Napolitano and Richard Wayland of EPA will discuss CATR in depth with insight and instruction to participants, while Neal Fann will present information on projected benefits of CATR implementation. Calling for cuts to begin in 2012, CATR requires new emissions reductions of ozone precursors and fine particulate matter from fossil-fuel power plants. Read More

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Manufacturers support efforts to modernize export controls.

September 2, 2010

NAM is pleased that Administration has taken an important step to fix outdated Cold War-era export control system that puts manufacturers at a disadvantage. Establishing new criteria for determining what products need to be controlled and developing common set of policies for determining when export license is needed will enhance system. It will also boost manufacturers' competitiveness by increasing exports and creating jobs while strengthening national security. Read More

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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