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Helios Annual Release Train available for download.

July 2, 2010

With 39 different project teams, over 33 million lines of code, and work of 490 committers, Helios 2010 Release Train is designed to make it easier for users of Eclipse technology to adopt new versions of Eclipse projects. Some highlights include Linux IDE package; Eclipse Marketplace Client that provides app-store experience; support for Git; support for JavaScript Development Tools project; and new features in Eclipse Xtext 1.0, a framework for creating domain specific languages. Read More

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Laser Safety Package completes libraries with updated materials.

July 2, 2010

Industrial Laser Safety Package provides all information and references necessary for any person responsible for putting together Laser Safety Program for their facility within industrial field. Specifically, package includes ANSI Z136.1 - Safe Use of Lasers standard and CLSOs' Best Practices in Laser Safety. LIA's Laser Safety Guide and Guide for the Selection of Laser Eye Protection are also included. Read More

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TIA Educational Sessions to take place at 2010 Global Tire Expo.

July 2, 2010

Tire Industry Association (TIA) announced educational sessions for 2010 Global Tire Expo taking place November 1-5 in Las Vegas, NV. Specifically, there will be 4 educational session tracks: TPMS at 10, Truck Tires at 10, Tires at 2, and Management at 4. TIA Executive VP Roy Littlefield boasted that no one is better equipped to deliver this kind of relevant, informative educational sessions than TIA. He also said sessions will leave time for attendees to do business on Expo floor. Read More

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BIO Announces Livestock Biotech Summit preliminary program.

July 2, 2010

As announced by BIO, preliminary program for 2010 Livestock Biotech Summit will provide participants 3 days of cross-cutting discussions among industry, academic, and government leaders. Summit is scheduled for September 28-30 in Sioux Falls, SD and will host diverse line-up of speakers comprised of acclaimed experts in fields of animal science, agriculture, and genetic engineering. Events will also include workshops and interactive presentations. Read More

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2010 George Washington Carver Award is presented to MIT professor.

July 2, 2010

During 2010 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing, BIO presented George Washington Carver Award for Innovation in Industrial Biotechnology to Gregory Stephanopoulos, the Willard Henry Dow Professor of Chemical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Award recognizes Stephanopoulos' pioneering work in field of industrial biotechnology and in particular metabolic engineering and its practical application to industrial processes. Read More

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SME Medical Manufacturing Event hopes to support Toronto's economy.

July 2, 2010

Manufacturing Innovations-Medical Canada, taking place from November 3-4 in Toronto, Ontario, will highlight Canada's growing medical device manufacturing industry. Organized by SME, event will connect medical and dental device manufacturers with companies that supply technology and equipment needed to improve quality and innovation. Show was also created to meet specific needs of manufacturers looking for suppliers who can help them meet Health Canada/FDA requirements. Read More

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BIO Commends Supreme Court on expansive view of patentability.

July 2, 2010

BIO made a statement regarding Supreme Court's decision regarding lower court's ruling in Bilski v. Kappos. Decision fell in line with previously submitted BIO amicus brief, which urged Supreme Court to overturn lower court's rigid new test for determining whether method or process is eligible for patenting. BIO was pleased that the Court was "clearly conscious of the potential negative and unforeseeable consequences of a broad and sweeping decision." Read More

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Hazard Potential of Chemicals Committee is developing kinetic parameters standard.

July 2, 2010

Proposed standard being developed by ASTM International Committee E27 on Hazard Potential of Chemicals will provide reference materials for instruments, applications, and software used for evaluation of kinetic data used for hazard evaluation. Standard ASTM WK27880, Practice for Evaluation of Methods for Determination of Kinetic Parameters by Thermal Analysis, will most likely be used by process hazard evaluators and safety compliance personnel. Read More

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ANSI revises date for July Federation meeting.

July 2, 2010

ANSI has changed date for upcoming town hall-style discussion for ANSI members with Rob Steele, Secretary General of ISO. Meeting will now be held on Monday, July 19, 2010, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Consumer Electronics Association in Arlington, VA. ANSI members are encouraged to attend this meeting and share their thoughts on key issues in international standardization with Mr. Steele. Read More

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Export Control Proposals welcomed and praised by AIA.

July 2, 2010

AIA welcomed proposals made by National Security Advisor General James L. Jones concerning export control modernization. Proposals were deigned as breakthroughs for industry, and members of Congress were urged to be supportive. AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey expressed delight that administration had taken advised step of moving away from "one-size-fits-all regime to a capabilities-focused system" that can apply proper level of export controls based on item sensitivity. Read More

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ASHRAE installs new officers and directors.

July 1, 2010

During 2010 Annual Meeting, ASHRAE installed new officers and directors. New President is Lynn G. Bellenger, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, partner, Pathfinder Engineers and Architects. Bellenger's presidential theme, "Modeling a Sustainable World," notes that energy simulation, daylight analysis, CFD and BIM software offer modeling tools that enable us to create and refine our vision of a building. Entire list of ASHRAE's new officers and directors can be found in full release. Read More

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EPA voids certificates for import of recreational vehicles.

July 1, 2010

After lengthy investigation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency withdrew approval of import and sale of up to 200,000 gas-powered off-road motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles. EPA suspects that tailpipe emissions information was either incomplete or falsified and is considering an enforcement action under Clean Air Act, which could lead to significant financial penalties against businesses that manufactured or imported these types of recreational vehicles. Read More

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Using Web-Based Search helps salespeople land new business.

July 1, 2010

Appearing in MHEDA Edge's June issue, "Find What You're Looking For" focuses on strategies for using online search to better know customers. Article insists distributor salespeople "must be confident that when they walk into a customer location...armed with all the information that they could possibly need." Using Web search tools such as Google can help distributors truly know their customers and prospects before making that first sales call and increase chance of new business. Read More

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EPA releases toxicity testing data for 8 oil dispersants.

July 1, 2010

U.S. EPA released peer reviewed results from first round of its own independent toxicity testing on 8 oil dispersants. Results indicated that none of the dispersants tested, including product used in Gulf of Mexico, displayed biologically significant endocrine disrupting activity. While dispersant products alone, not mixed with oil, have roughly the same impact on aquatic life, JD-2000 and Corexit 9500 were less toxic to small fish and JD-2000 and SAF-RON GOLD were least toxic to mysid shrimp. Read More

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FAA awards final set of major NextGen engineering contracts.

July 1, 2010

FAA announced that Metron Aviation, Inc. and Booz Hamilton Inc. received contracts to perform engineering work that will help transform and modernize nation's airspace into Next Generation Air Transportation System. Contracts are last of 6 awarded under umbrella portfolio called System Engineering 2020, which was designed to encourage small business participation. The $1.15 billion contract awarded to Metron Aviation for 10 years is one of the largest ever awarded by FAA to a small business. Read More

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EPRI Volt/Var Workshop marks start of industry-wide project.

July 1, 2010

Hosted by EPRI, Volt/Var workshop marked beginning of industry-wide project to define load models that can be used to understand benefits and predict savings impacts of new voltage control strategies. During forum, 10 different utilities described their voltage control strategies, and discussions focused on issues that need to be solved in the industry. Over 60 people participated in workshop, which followed EPRI Power Quality and Smart Distribution conference. Read More

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GAWDA Journal discusses cylinder fill plant design planning.

July 1, 2010

Welding & Gases Today features article, Building a New Cylinder Fill Plant, by Weldcoa Sales Manager Don Renner, that sorts out best practices and regulations that help make fill plant building process go smoothly. Fill plant should be first priority when planning building, and space needed for fill process and kind of layout needed for business should be determined before construction. Article also provides case examples and details regulations to know to prevent costly mistakes. Read More

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IEEE Xplore® Mobile launches new features.

July 1, 2010

With IEEE Xplore® Mobile, users can perform searches of over 2 million technical documents with any mobile device connected to Internet. Users can conduct basic search from IEEE Xplore Mobile home page, then refine it by searching within results or by using subject filters. Predictive type-ahead feature that suggests searches as you type is available for mobile devices that are JavaScript-enabled. All results for abstracts and citations are displayed 10 at a time by relevancy. Read More

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Inventory Control impacts material handling distributors.

July 1, 2010

Appearing in Second Quarter 2010 issue of The MHEDA Journal, "The Cost Of Goods Not Sold" discusses how effective inventory management can impact bottom-line results - particularly in times of recession. Article outlines support for premise that incremental sales, selling more to current customers, has minimal positive impact on profitability. Author also points fallacy behind assuming that adding new customers does not increase costs. Read More

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Packaging Conference will host The Brand Zone.

July 1, 2010

To help brands develop unique identities and preference with consumers, The Brand Zone will appear at PACK EXPO International 2010. Covering 60,000+ ft², The Brand Zone will highlight innovative containers and materials that respond to consumer demands for convenience, portion control, portability, and sustainability. Exhibits will include advances in glass, plastic, metal, and paperboard as well as showcase various decorating and labeling techniques and reclosable packaging options. Read More