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Workshop to explore flexible printed electronics metrology.

September 7, 2012

On September 12-13, 2012, NIST and FlexTech Alliance will hold workshop on "Flexible Printed Electronics Metrology - The Status and Needs". Workshop will highlight growing need for reliable measurement tools to support rapidly developing electronics field, which uses organic semiconductors and other new materials. Manufacturers of flexible electronics as well as material, tool, and substrate producers will discuss requirements for improving production quality and yield. Read More

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Flexible Barrier Packaging Committee to meet in Spain in 2012.

September 7, 2012

Scheduled for September 26-27 in Barcelona, next meeting of ASTM International Committee F02 on Flexible Barrier Packaging will let participants contribute to development and revision of standards important to flexible barrier packaging use and evaluation. Highlights will include review of results of several recently completed and ongoing interlaboratory studies as well as industry experts who will speak on range of diverse, related topics. Read More

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NEMA Publication addresses arc welding energy consumption.

September 7, 2012

NEMA has published NEMA EW 9 Arc Welding Power Sources-Energy Consumption Testing and Labeling. NEMA EW 9-2012 provides necessary guidance for manufacturers and importers of arc welding power source equipment to meet in uniform manner the energy consumption reporting requirements of the Mexican Law for Sustainable Energy Use, published in the Official Gazette of Federation, on November 28, 2008, article 23. Read More

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NEMA taps Paul Molitor for SGIP transition team.

September 7, 2012

NEMA announced that it will dedicate Paul Molitor as Interim Executive Director of newly reorganized Smart Grid Interoperability Panel. In this role, Mr. Molitor will lead transition effort from SGIP government-run organization, to SGIP 2.0 that is industry led. Molitor is Assistant VP of Strategic Initiatives for NEMA and former Plenary Secretary of SGIP, which was established under Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to coordinate interoperability of Smart Grid devices and systems. Read More

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EPRI, Newton Labs work to profile used nuclear fuel assemblies.

September 7, 2012

Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI) and Newton Research Labs, Inc. have teamed together to develop underwater laser scanning tool to measure individual alignment profile of used nuclear fuel assemblies. First successful demonstration of said technology was recently completed, and second phase of development/deployment will be announced in near future. After system is validated, it will be extended to also enable measurement of PWR fuel assemblies. Read More

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NREL Summer Interns acquire lab experience.

September 7, 2012

For 10 weeks every summer, college students from across the country migrate to Golden, Colorado, to work side-by-side with top researchers at NREL, the only national laboratory solely focused on renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development. This summer, there were 4 different programs and 59 interns, including, for the first time, community college students. The largest program was the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship. Read More

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EPA opens registration for Campus RainWorks Challenge.

September 7, 2012

U.S. EPA has opened registration for student teams from colleges and universities across the country to participate in Campus RainWorks Challenge, through which teams will compete to develop innovative approaches to stormwater management. First annual competition will help raise awareness of green design and planning approaches at colleges and universities, and train next generation of landscape architects, planners, and engineers in green infrastructure principles and design. Read More

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NREL Selects HP, Intel as Partners for HPC data center project.

September 7, 2012

NREL selected HP and Intel to provide HPC system dedicated to energy systems integration, renewable energy research, and energy efficiency technologies. Set to reside at Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) under construction on Golden, CO campus, $10 million HPC system will expand modeling and simulation capabilities for advancing materials research and developing deeper understanding of biological and chemical processes as well as research into integrated energy systems. Read More