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EPA and State Capitals partner to further green design.

September 21, 2012

Capital cities of KY, IA, LA, MT, and IN will be awarded design assistance to create healthy, prosperous communities through green development. Specifically, EPA's Greening America’s Capitals (GAC) program will help stimulate capital cities' economic development, provide housing and transportation choices, as well as reduce infrastructure and energy costs. EPA will provide design assistance from private-sector experts to help cities demonstrate sustainable designs. Read More

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EPA awards grants to advance chemical safety research.

September 21, 2012

U.S. EPA announced nearly $11 million in grants to 8 universities through STAR Science to Achieve Results program. Grants will help universities develop fast and effective methods to test chemicals’ toxicity to people and the environment. These innovative testing methods will be used to predict chemical’s potential to interact with biological processes that could lead to reproductive and developmental problems, and disruption of endocrine system. Read More

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ASTM Committee Honors Stephen Luko with Harold F. Dodge Award.

September 21, 2012

ASTM International Committee E11 on Quality and Statistics presented Stephen Luko, statistician at United Technologies Aerospace Systems in Windsor Locks, CT, with Harold F. Dodge Award for work in applied statistics. ASTM International member since 1999, Luko works on several E11 subcommittees and chairs Subcommittee E11.30 on Statistical Quality Control. He has received E11 Award of Appreciation 3 times and was honored with ASTM Award of Merit and title of fellow in 2009. Read More

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Tim Westergren to Keynote 2013 CES Leaders in Technology Dinner.

September 21, 2012

Tim Westergren, chief strategy officer and founder of Pandora, will deliver keynote address at 2013 International CES® Leaders in Technology (LIT) Dinner on January 9 in Las Vegas, NV. Invitation-only event honors top technologists, entrepreneurs, and policymakers instrumental in furthering technology innovation. CEA president and CEO Gary Shapiro said, "We are excited to have Tim keynote the 2012 CES LIT Dinner and look forward to hearing his vision for the future of radio." Read More

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Laser-Powered Needle holds promise of pain-free injections.

September 21, 2012

Published in Optics Letters, "Er:YAG laser pulse for small-dose splashback-free microjet transdermal drug delivery" describes laser-based system which blasts microscopic jets of drugs into skin. Jack Yoh, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Seoul National University in South Korea, said impacting jet pressure, higher than skin tensile strength, results in smooth penetration into targeted depth underneath skin without any drug splashback, pain, or damage to tissue. Read More

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HART Communication Protocol includes 5 enhancements.

September 21, 2012

HART® Communication Foundation announced 5 enhancements to HART Communication Protocol standard: Condensed Device Status Indicators; KPIs for wireless networks; HART Communication over IP standardization; discrete on/off functionality for devices; and IR device communication option. When implemented in HART-enabled products, enhancements will give users simplified device status notification and facilitate access to WirelessHART® network performance. Read More

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ASTM Subcommittee will focus on sustainable manufacturing.

September 21, 2012

Newly created by ASTM International Committee E60 on Sustainability, subcommittee E60.13 on Sustainable Manufacturing will facilitate development and use of sustainable manufacturing processes. According to E60.13 chairman Amy Costello, subcommittee will develop standards that manufacturers can use to benchmark, assess, act on, and communicate sustainability metrics, including standards for evaluating, improving and measuring gate-to-gate processes in the production of finished goods. Read More

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ANSI to offer training and accreditation workshops.

September 20, 2012

Between October and December, ANSI is offering a number of classes and workshops on key standards and conformance topics such as the American National Standard process, international standardization procedures, and accreditation for workforce credentials. Open to both ANSI members and non-members, 7 upcoming classes include four 2-day workshops, 2 free webinars, and an ANSI education course. Read More