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NIST Seeks New Members for 9 advisory committees.

August 6, 2010

NIST requests nominations of qualified individuals for its 9 existing Federal Advisory Committees. Ongoing nominations will be accepted and considered as and when vacancies arise. July 27, 2010 Federal Register notice details each committee, including number of members serving on committee, its objectives and duties, nomination procedure, and committee contacts. New to NIST advisory committees list this year is NIST Smart Grid Advisory Committee. Read More

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SPE to bestow Lifetime Achievement Award on Ford retiree.

August 6, 2010

Allan D. Murray, Ph.D., has been named the tenth recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award from SPEĀ® Automotive Division. Murray worked more than 30 years at Ford Motor Co. as manager of research, manufacturing, and product development, guiding many advanced products and technologies to market. Award recognizes technical achievements of automotive industry executives whose work - in research, design, and engineering - has led to significant integration of polymeric materials on vehicles. Read More

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Emergency Communications Training covers aircraft incidents.

August 6, 2010

On October 7-8 at NTSB Training Center in Ashburn, VA, NTSB will offer guidance to aviation public affairs professionals on how to effectively manage emergency communications following major aircraft accident or incident. Representatives from the NTSB Office of Public Affairs, members of national news media, as well as airport and airline communications professionals will all be present to offer their specific insights on event and information handling. Read More

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International Trade Expert to appear at BSA Fall Meeting.

August 6, 2010

BSA announced that Suzanne Richer, President of Customs and Trade Solutions, Inc., will discuss "International Trade Issues Affecting the Bearing Industry" in luncheon presentation to all attendees at BSA 2010 Fall Meeting on September 27 in Chicago, IL. Richer is licensed customs broker with 25+ years in international supply chain management. She has served in various US ports, counseled corporations in importation of goods, and also counseled on international trade law issues. Read More

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NASA/NIA Forum predicts future of aviation.

August 6, 2010

During 3-day forum titled "Aviation Unleashed," futurists, visionaries, entrepreneurs, and technologists will converse and collaborate about what's possible in aviation, given changes in society and advancements in technology. Participants will learn more about how video and tele-technology may shape travel and how advanced aircraft, made of new materials, propelled by innovative engines, some remotely piloted, will give people and goods on-demand mobility. Read More

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NFB commends Amazon on unveiling accessible Kindle.

August 6, 2010

In June 2009, NFB and ACB filed suit against Arizona State University to prevent deployment of Amazon's Kindle DX electronic reading device as means of distributing electronic textbooks since device menus cannot be used by blind students. National Federation of the Blind recently commended Amazon for unveiling new Kindle that will come equipped with voice guide that reads all menu options aloud so blind and other print-disabled people can navigate device menus. Read More

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DOD Maintenance Symposium set for November 15-18.

August 6, 2010

Taking place at Tampa Convention Center in Florida, SAE International's 2010 Department of Defense Maintenance Symposium and Exhibition will address effects of overseas congingency operations and reset on maintenance, responsive sustainment of emerging weapons systems, and forging new maintenance organizations and capabilities for warfighter readiness. Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Gary J. Motsek will serve as conference chairman. Read More

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GDP Witnesses Growth in second quarter of 2010.

August 6, 2010

According to U.S. Commerce Department's July 30 gross domestic product (GDP) report, nonresidential fixed investment increased 17% in second quarter of 2010 following revised 7.8% increase in first quarter. Fixed investment in nonresidential structures increased 5.2%, while fixed investment in nonresidential equipment and software went up 21.9%. Also on the rise were total exports (10.3%) and imports (28.8%), personal consumption expenditures (1.6%), and gross domestic purchases (5.1%). Read More

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Robot Sales in North America jump 40% in first half of 2010.

August 5, 2010

According to figures released by Robotic Industries Association, a total of 6,316 robots valued at $411.4 million were ordered by North American companies through June, a rise of 40% in dollars over same period in 2009. When orders to companies outside of North America are included, sales increased to 54% in units and 62% in dollars. Among leading robot applications, arc welding showed a 52% gain in units, followed very closely by material handling, up 51%. Read More

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ANSI welcomes new members in July.

August 5, 2010

In July 2010, ANSI welcomed Entech Solar; IAR Accreditation Services, LLC; Lafarge NA Cement; Leotek Electronics USA Corp; Mark Kolokotrones; and OASIS. These organizations joined federation that represents more than 125,000 companies and well over 3.5 million professionals. This diverse constituency works together to develop, implement, and promulgate voluntary consensus standards and related conformance assessment systems. Read More

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FABTECH Keynotes will help manufacturers better compete.

August 5, 2010

Cosponsored by AWS, FMA, SME, PMA, and CCAI, FABTECH 2010 will take place from Nov 2-4 and will include 2 keynote presentations that will provide manufacturers with knowledge they can use to enhance their businesses. "Diversify Your Business or Die" will focus on importance of diversification in today's manufacturing environment, while "Make Green by Going Green" discussion will review how manufacturers can gain a competitive advantage through sustainable practices. Read More

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Hawaii Representatives honored as BIO Legislators of the Year.

August 5, 2010

BIO has selected Hawaii State Representatives Calvin Say and Clift Tsuji as BIO Co-Legislators of the Year in recognition of their leadership and support of the agricultural bioscience industry. Both have demonstrated support for agricultural biotechnology as a means of creating a more abundant and reliable food supply by increasing crop yields, enhancing resistance to pests and diseases, and enabling farmers to grow crops in more environmentally sustainable way. Read More

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Task Force seeks comments on cybersecurity challenges.

August 5, 2010

ANSI would like to inform all members and constituents that Department of Commerce's Internet Policy Task Force seeks public comments on measures to improve cybersecurity while sustaining innovation in the Internet economy. In particular, DOC seeks information on current public policy and operational challenges affecting cybersecurity, as those challenges may shape the future direction of the Internet and its commercial use in the U.S. and abroad. Read More

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Media Registration for BIO Investor Forum available online.

August 5, 2010

Scheduled for Oct 5-6, 9th Annual BIO Investor Forum will address investment trends and opportunities in life-sciences with focus on public and venture-stage growth companies. Event will feature more than 140 private and emerging company presentations, including Discovery Track designed for early-stage private company presentations. Program will also include candid therapeutic and business panels highlighting topics such as epigenetics, CNS and orphan diseases, and state of venture capital. Read More

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IPC Conference focuses on electronics reliability, sustainability.

August 4, 2010

Bringing together latest research by industry experts, IPC will host Technical Conference on Electronics Sustainability. It will take place September 28-30 at Electronics Midwest in Rosemont, IL. Range of papers will be presented, addressing topics dealing with tin whiskers, quality and reliability management challenges, and head-on-pillow defect sources. Among others, additional papers will cover use of IPC stencil design rules, tin corrosion in QFN packages, and how to mitigate it. Read More

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Workshop Report focuses on nanomedicine terminology, standards.

August 4, 2010

Available now, 25-page report on nanomedicine terminology and standards details presentations and breakout discussion groups of workshop co-sponsored by Chemical Heritage Foundation and ANSI-accredited U.S. Technical Advisory Group to ISO Technical Committee 229, Nanotechnologies. It notes important takeaways, including demonstrations of ambiguity of terminology, identification of stakeholders and their needs, as well as highlighted aspects of medicine being impacted by nanotechnology. Read More

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Alumna of NREL's Teaching Program honored by White House.

August 4, 2010

Kristen Record, a high school physics teacher who spent 3 summers studying hydrogen fuel cells at U.S. DOE NREL has been named one of the math and science teachers of the year by White House panel. Record worked with NREL Research Fellow John Turner investigating conductivity of acid membranes for use in PEM fuel cells her first 2 years. During her third summer, she built a test station that allowed her to synthesize combinations of metal oxides for splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen. Read More

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Minneapolis Listening Session supports Great Outdoors Initiative.

August 4, 2010

To be held August 4, top Obama Administration officials will hold listening session in Minneapolis on President Obama's America's Great Outdoors Initiative to hear public's ideas for building 21st century conservation and recreation agenda. Administration officials, prior to listening session, will hold roundtable with tribal leaders in Shakopee. They will also meet with Minnesota youth from Wilderness Inquire Urban Canoe Program and hold press conference on Harriet Island. Read More

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AIA Recommends Steps for continued leadership in space.

August 4, 2010

Responding to concerns over challenges facing U.S. space workforce and industrial base, AIA strongly urges Congress and administration to work together to ensure U.S. global leadership, competitiveness, and innovation in space. Association also recommends establishing long-term national space strategy that factors in civil, national security, and commercial interests; enacting stable and robust budgets and funding; and supporting policies that maintain healthy space industrial base. Read More

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Roundtable Discussion discusses conformity assessment in China.

August 4, 2010

To address concerns relating to conformity assessment for products and services entering Chinese market due to increased U.S. export, China Conformity Assessment Project held its first roundtable meeting on July 9, 2010 in Beijing. Attendees discussed how to help companies obtain more reliable information and earlier warning about changes to China Compulsory Certification (CCC) program as well as how to help verify if products are subject to program or qualified for exemptions/waivers. Read More