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FDA's Stephen Spielberg to deliver ISPE meeting plenary address.

September 24, 2012

Stephen P. Spielberg, MD, PhD, FDA's Deputy Commissioner for Medical Products and Tobacco, will deliver plenary address at 2012 ISPE Annual Meeting, which will be held Nobember 11–14 in San Francisco, CA. Spielberg’s talk, "How the FDA is Advancing Regulatory Science through High Quality Collaboration," will look at how FDA is addressing challenges and taking advantage of opportunities to advance regulatory science via collaborations with organizations such as ISPE. Read More

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Construction Materials Prices Rise for first time in 4 months.

September 24, 2012

According to September 13 Producer Price Index report by U.S. Labor Department, U.S. construction materials prices increased 0.9% in August. Construction material prices are up 1% year over year, while nonresidential construction materials prices are 1% higher for month and up 0.7% from August 2011. In comment, ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu said increase makes generating economic output more expensive and will consequently slow economic growth. Read More

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EPA sets bio-based diesel volumes for 2013.

September 24, 2012

U.S. EPA took action to establish amount of bio-diesel products required to be included in diesel fuel markets in 2013. Bio-based diesel products are advanced bio-fuels that are derived from sources that include vegetable oils and waste oils from renewable sources. EPA’s action sets 2013 volume at 1.28 billion gallons under Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, which established second phase of Renewable Fuel Standards program, and specifies 1 billion gallon minimum volume requirement. Read More

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Screening Method identifies 1,234 low-GWP candidate refrigerants.

September 24, 2012

NIST researchers developed computational method for identifying candidate refrigerant fluids with low global warming potential (GWP) as well as other desirable performance and safety features. This method identified 1,234 promising, low-GWP chemicals for further study among 56,203 that were considered. Validated against available literature data, method is accurate and fast enough for virtual screening applications. Read More

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Steve Forbes to Deliver Keynote at Automate 2013.

September 24, 2012

During his keynote presentation on January 22 at Automate 2013 Show and Conference in Chicago, IL, Steve Forbes – Chairman of Forbes Media and former Presidential candidate – will address impact of President Barack Obama and his administration on future of U.S. economy and business growth. Future of Robotics keynote, to be given on January 21 by Dr. Henrik Christensen, Director of Robotics at Georgia Tech, will look at results of his work on U.S. Robotics Roadmap. Read More

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FAA to increase safety and efficiency of Florida airspace.

September 24, 2012

Acting Federal Aviation Administrator Michael Huerta announced collaborative NextGen effort that will increase safety and efficiency while reducing aircraft emissions for passengers, air traffic controllers, and airlines flying into and out of Miami, Orlando, and Tampa metropolitan areas. Metroplex initiative is based on Performance-Based Navigation, which enables pilots to fly aircraft using satellite coverage or by using on-board flight management system, allowing shorter, more direct routes. Read More

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High-Tech Education is key to manufacturing workforce.

September 24, 2012

NAM Senior VP of Policy and Government Relations, Aric Newhouse, issued statement after NAM announced it would key vote in support of H.R. 6429, the STEM Jobs Act. According to Newhouse, as the global economy grows more competitive, every effort must be made to ensure that, in the absence of qualified homegrown candidates, foreign-born students educated in U.S. have opportunity to apply their talents here rather than taking them abroad. Read More

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FAA Awards Communications Contract to bolster NextGen programs.

September 24, 2012

Harris Corporation Government Communications Systems, with subcontracting team, will provide Data Communications Integrated Services (DCIS) as step forward in Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) programs. This will supplement voice communications currently used in commercial aviation with digital system for clear, efficient communication between air traffic controllers, flight deck, and pilots. FAA will deploy data communications in air traffic control towers by 2016. Read More