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One Month Remains until World Standards Day celebration.

September 20, 2012

To be held October 11, 2012 in Washington, DC, U.S. celebration of World Standards Day (WSD) will feature Standards Increase Efficiency theme and celebrate role standards play in creating safer, sustainable, more productive world. Event will begin with reception and exhibition and is to also include presentation of 2012 Ronald H. Brown Standards Leadership Award. Event is co-chaired by ANSI and NIST; International Code Council (ICC) serves as administrating organization. Read More

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Fieldbus Foundation updates HSE Interoperability Test Kit.

September 20, 2012

Fieldbus Foundation announced updates to its High Speed Ethernet Interoperability Test Kit, including addition of transducer block test profiles for both wired and WirelessHART® devices. Transducer blocks are a key element of FOUNDATION™ for Remote Operations Management technology. Updated to Version 6.1, kit will verify functionality of device and its conformity to FOUNDATION fieldbus function block specifications, before it is submitted for official registration and testing. Read More

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IREC Annual Meeting highlights renewable energy projects.

September 20, 2012

During its 2012 Annual Meeting, IREC announced 4 Innovation Awards and 6 Special Recognition Awards. Selected through competitive process, Innovation Awardees include: Seattle City Light for Seattle Community Solar - Making Solar Shine in the Rainy City; Solar Energy International for its Colorado Renewable Energy Professionals Academy; Austin Energy for its Residential Solar Rate Structure; and Lighthouse Solar for its Solar Atheneum Outdoor Learning Centers. Read More

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NASA and DLR sign civil aviation agreements.

September 20, 2012

NASA and German Aerospace Center (DLR) signed 2 cooperative agreements to advance air traffic management benefiting airline passengers and citizens of both nations. While one agreement sets terms and conditions on activities related to coordinated aircraft arrival, departure, and surface operations research, other outlines cooperation on efficient airspace operations under constrained conditions while minimizing environmental impact. Read More

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ASABE revises agricultural front loader standard.

September 20, 2012

Revised standard, ASAE S301.5, Agricultural equipment – Front loaders – Dimensional and operating ratings, was previously titled Front-End Agricultural Loader Ratings. Other changes include an update of a key reference and clarification of bucket installation requirements. ASABE members with standards access and those with site-license privileges can access full-text via electronic download on the ASABE online Technical Library at elibrary.asabe.org/. Read More

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AWMA to hold vapor intrusion conference.

September 20, 2012

Scheduled for October 3-4, 2012, Vapor Intrusion Conference will bring together internationally recognized scientists, engineers, regulators, communications experts, and attorneys with first-hand experience in the evaluation and remediation of vapor intrusion. It will cover latest information in regulatory policy, sampling, analysis, and vapor intrusion pathway control as well as complete technical, legal, and public relations challenges posed by vapor intrusion. Read More

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SME releases manufacturing education strategy.

September 20, 2012

At the 2012 International Manufacturing Technology Show, SME put forth national action plan titled "Workforce Imperative: A Manufacturing Education Strategy." Report calls on stakeholders to work together to reverse skills gap crisis by attracting more students into manufacturing, articulating standard core of manufacturing knowledge, improving consistency and quality of manufacturing education, and integrating manufacturing topics into STEM education. Read More

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ASABE Standard addresses protective cover materials.

September 20, 2012

ASABE announced completion of standard ASABE S615, Cotton Module Cover Material Performance, which sets minimum performance levels for materials used in manufacture of seed cotton protective covers and includes testing protocols for verification. Previously there was no basis for consumer comparison of performance characteristics of various commercially available products. Read More