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SAE 2012 COMVEC will focus on innovation development.

September 7, 2012

To be held in Rosemont, IL from October 2-3, SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress (COMVEC) provides source for information and resources to aid in development of innovations regarding safety, fuel efficiency, and engine emissions. Forums, presentations, and discussions will focus on issues relative to technology, business, processes, and challenges. Along with networking opportunities, there will be technical sessions for trends, technologies, and potential solutions. Read More

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Temporary Fuel Waiver supports 8 states impacted by hurricane.

September 7, 2012

As requested by Governors, EPA exercised its authority under Clean Air Act to temporarily waive certain federal clean gasoline requirements for gasoline sold and distributed in LA, MI, AL, GA, FL, TN, SC, and NC due to disruption in supply of fuel from Gulf-area refineries following Hurricane Isaac. Waiver granted by EPA in coordination with Department of Energy (DOE) will help ensure adequate supply of gasoline in impacted states until normal supply can be restored. Read More

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Open Session of ISO GA to focus on innovation, sustainability.

September 7, 2012

ANSI invites interested parties to attend Open Session on innovation, sustainable development, and standards that will take place in San Diego, CA on September 20. Part of 2012 ISO General Assembly (GA), event will feature keynote speakers Denise Naguib as well as Phil McKinney and enable stakeholders to discuss current issues. Specific technologies that will be discussed are to include wireless technology in healthcare, smart cities, and smart buildings. Read More

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NASA picks space technology proposals for development.

September 7, 2012

NASA's Space Technology Program has selected 5 technologies that could revolutionize America's space capabilities. The following proposals were selected for funding: Representing and Exploiting Cumulative Experience with Objects for Autonomous Manipulation; Lightweight High Performance Acoustic Suppression Technology Development; Fast Light Optical Gyroscopes for Precision Inertial Navigation; EHD-Based Variable Conductance Thermal Interface Material; and Membrane Enabled Reverse Lung. Read More

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ANSI-IREC Program issues first set of accreditations.

September 7, 2012

Three certificate-awarding entities have been accredited under ANSI-IREC pilot program for personnel training/education programs within energy efficiency and renewable energy industries. They include CalCERTS for training of Home Energy Rating System raters; CleanTech Education for training focused on solar photovoltaics and heating, energy efficiency, wind energy, green IT, and smart grid; and Midwest Renewable Energy Association, providing training related to renewable energy and energy efficiency. Read More

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CONSTRUCT 2012 focuses on building science.

September 6, 2012

Scheduled for September 11-14, CONSTRUCT 2012 and The Annual Construction Specifications Institute Convention offer a number of educational sessions focused on building science. National Institute of Building Sciences staff will teach three of them, including: buildingSMART Data Dictionary and OmniClass; Specifying for High-Performance Buildings; and 21st Century Challenge: Achieving High Performance for the Building Envelope. Read More

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AEM publishes updated Truck-Mounted Forklift Safety Manual.

September 6, 2012

Developed with help of AEM member manufacturers, Truck-Mounted Forklift Safety Manual outlines basic safety situations that may be encountered during normal operation and maintenance and suggests possible ways of dealing with these conditions. Some significant content changes include: more accurate information specific to different machine configurations; guidance for traveling while unloaded; expanded instructions for operating on uneven terrain; and section explaining load stability factors. Read More

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Welding and Gases Today honors service technicians.

September 6, 2012

In celebration of service technicians in gases and welding industry, Welding and Gases Today has declared September to be Service Technicians Month. "Top Service Technicians Tell All" article in Fall 2012 issue will feature 10 service techs, including Oxygen Service Company's automation technician Clark Tufte and Norco's industrial service technician Brian Hamilton, talking about what it takes to be a great service technician. Read More