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Abstracts Sought for A&WMA's 2013 conference/exhibition.

September 21, 2012

A&WMA seeks abstracts for 106th Annual Conference and Exhibition, which will be held June 25–28, 2012 in Chicago, IL. Papers related to "Towards Sustainability" theme or "Motor Vehicle Refrigerants, the Ozone Hole, and Climate: A Science and Policy Success" Critical Review topic are encouraged, but original work on all environmental issues is welcome. Principal areas of interest include air, environmental management, and resource conservation and waste management. Read More

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Call For Papers has been issued by ITA for Titanium Europe 2013.

September 21, 2012

International Titanium Association (ITA) seeks market-oriented and technical papers for TITANIUM EUROPE 2013 Conference, which will run March 5–7 in Hamburg, Germany. Presentation abstracts specifically focused on European titanium issues are encouraged. Abstracts should be 500 words or less, and deadline for submission is December 28, 2012. Interested presenters should indicate panels in which they would like to participate. Read More

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Study Shows Heavy-Duty Hybrid Trucks deliver on fuel economy.

September 21, 2012

Conducted by U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), performance evaluation of Class 8 hybrid electric tractor trailers compared with similar conventional vehicles shows significant improvements in fuel economy. NREL Senior Project Leader Michael Lammert said, "hybrid tractors demonstrated 13.7% higher fuel economy than the conventional tractors, resulting in a 12 percent reduction in fuel costs for the hybrids." Read More

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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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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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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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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