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NIST Prototype calibrates MRI machines.

May 14, 2010

NIST has unveiled the "phantom" for calibrating MRI machines that is traceable to standardized values. Named Phannie, prototype was developed in collaboration with standards committee of International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. By making MRI scans of Phannie, users can evaluate image contrast, resolution, and accuracy of distance and volume measurements. Machine's performance can be compared to standards, to other MRI machines, and to itself over time. Read More

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Algae Companies to discuss potential for biofuels.

May 14, 2010

Industrial biotechnology companies are exploring algae as potential source of biofuels, chemicals, oils, animal feed, and food ingredients. During seventh annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing, scheduled for June 27-30, 2010, executives from companies commercializing algae technology will discuss status of industry, market acceptance, and need for government policy. Read More

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ASTM Publication covers durability of sealants/adhesives.

May 14, 2010

Featuring 21 peer-reviewed papers, STP 1514, Durability of Building and Construction Sealants and Adhesives, provides recent data from laboratory research and field work in building and construction industry for all aspects of sealant and adhesive durability. Topics cover laboratory and outdoor exposure testing; factors influencing durability of sealed joints and adhesive fixations; new test methods/specifications development; and field experience with sealed joints/adhesive fixation. Read More

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Keynote Speakers Announced for Industry Inspiration Day at IMTS.

May 14, 2010

On September 13, Industry Inspiration Day, experts from aerospace, medical, automotive, and energy industries will present keynote program on manufacturing innovation at International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS). Roundtable panel discussion will conclude luncheon keynote program. From September 14-17, conference program will focus on topics such as materials engineering, machining technology and trends, alternative manufacturing processes, metrology, and plant operations. Read More

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Papers invited for Symposium on Reactor Dosimetry.

May 14, 2010

Scheduled for May 22-27, 2011, 14th International Symposium on Reactor Dosimetry will focus on dosimetry for assessment of irradiated reactor materials and reactor experiments, featuring radiation metrology techniques, databases, and standardization. Papers are solicited for presentation in areas such as reactor surveillance and plant-life management, retrospective dosimetry and decommissioning, damage correlation and exposure parameters, and monitoring of irradiation experiments. Read More

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IMTS announces keynote speakers for Industry Inspiration Day.

May 14, 2010

Experts from aerospace, medical, automotive, and energy industries will present keynote program on manufacturing innovation for Industry Inspiration Day at IMTS on Sept 13, 2010. Representing aerospace industry will be Allan McArtor, Chairman of Airbus Americas. Rene van de Zande, President of Emergo Group will cover medical device industries, while Jim Tetreault of Ford Motor Company will lead automotive discussion. Denise Bode, CEO of American Wind Energy Association will complete panel. Read More

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ASTM welcomes papers for Radiation Effects symposium.

May 14, 2010

Papers are invited for 25th Symposium on Effects of Radiation of Nuclear Materials, to be held June 15-17, 2011. Object of symposium is to provide forum for exchange of ideas on recent research results on radiation effects in materials for nuclear fission and fusion applications. Some paper topics include study of irradiation effects using charged particles; thermo-physical effects on materials intended for irradiation service; fuel/clad interactions; and radiation effects of fuel matrix. Read More

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Dr. John R. Hall Receives Award of Merit for fire standards work.

May 14, 2010

John R. Hall, Ph.D. received ASTM International Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow for his contributions to ASTM Committee E05 on Fire Standards concerning terminology and instructive editorial guidance in development of several E05 standards. Currently division director of fire analysis and research at the National Fire Protection Association in Quincy, MA, Hall has been member of ASTM International and Committee E05 since 1987. Read More

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ANSI Webinar to solicit proposals on agenda for NSTC Standards Subcommittee.

May 14, 2010

On May 19 from 3-5 pm, ANSI-hosted webinar will solicit comments and proposals on agenda for new National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) Subcommittee on Standards. Discussion responds directly to request from NSTC officials for private sector's thoughts on agenda and goals for subcommittee as well as how it can most effectively interact with private sector. Following webinar discussion, stakeholders will be encouraged to send written comments and/or suggestions. Read More

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EPA Sets Thresholds for greenhouse gas permitting requirements.

May 14, 2010

Final rule addresses greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from largest stationary sources while shielding millions of small sources of GHGs from Clean Air Act permitting requirements. Phased-in approach, starting in January 2011, will address facilities such as power plants and oil refineries that are responsible for 70% of GHGs from stationary sources. In July 2011, Clean Air Act permitting requirements will expand to cover all new facilities with GHG emissions of at least 100,000 tons/yr. Read More

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AIA President welcomes rebound in business aviation.

May 14, 2010

Signs of recovery in business aviation industry are gratifying as reported at 10th annual European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Geneva, which reported strong attendance with sold out exhibit and static display space. Upticks in first quarter flight traffic were reported in Europe and the United States. Business aviation industry contributes around $150 billion to U.S. economy and generates 1.3 million jobs. Read More

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TIA Program trains 50,000th tire technician.

May 14, 2010

TIA is celebrating an important milestone - Gumersindo Compean of Southern Tire Mart is the 50,000th tire service technician trained using TIA training program. Compean, who undertook TIA's Commercial Tire Service Training and Certification Program, was trained by TIA-Certified CTS Instructor Walter Parker of Mohawk Rubber Sales. TIA has expanded its training library to include educational programs that cover Automotive Tire Service, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, and Earthmover Tire Service. Read More

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ASTM Standards support oil spill response.

May 14, 2010

Standards developed by ASTM International Committee F20 on Hazardous Substances and Oil Spill Response cover containment booms, in-situ burning, dispersant application, spill operation, shoreline countermeasures, and skimmers. Standards developed by ASTM International Committee E47 on Biological Effects and Environmental Fate are used to measure effects of toxins in environment, including effects of physical and chemical stress on aquatic and terrestrial plants and animals. Read More

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ANSI issues call for nominations for 2011 Board of Directors.

May 14, 2010

ANSI invites all members to recommend qualified candidates for 2011 ANSI Board of Directors. ANSI strives to ensure balance and diversity within its membership and is seeking Board members who enhance member relationships and networks. To facilitate nomination process, ANSI has compiled set of guidelines that outline sectors that are underrepresented in ANSI's Board. Guidelines, nomination forms, general information, and ANSI's code of ethics are available in ANSI Online Library. Read More

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Condensation Symposium sponsored by ASTM International.

May 14, 2010

Sponsored by ASTM International Committee E06 on Performance of Buildings, symposium on Condensation in Exterior Building Wall Systems will be held October 10-11 in San Antonio, TX. Tutorial session on condensation, comprised of 2 sessions intended to provide basic information about condensation in building walls, will be held prior to start of symposium at 1 pm. Both sessions will enhance attendees understanding of building science and successful building enclosure assembly design. Read More

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Agendas now available for ANSI-HSSP workshops.

May 14, 2010

ANSI Homeland Security Standards Panel has released agendas for upcoming workshops. On May 24, 2010, ANSI-HSSP will hold workshop on Accessibility Codes and Standards, which will address need for new or revised building accessibility standards. Second workshop, scheduled for May 25, 2010, will address Standards for Products and Assistive Devices. Third workshop on emergency preparedness for persons with disabilities will take place on June 17, 2010. Read More

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DOC Internet Policy Task Force seeks comments on privacy laws.

May 14, 2010

ANSI informs all members and constituents that Department of Commerce's (DOC) Internet Policy Task Force is seeking public comments on impact of current domestic and global privacy laws on pace of innovation in information economy. Input from all stakeholders, including those from commercial, academic, and civil society sectors, will be accepted until June 7, 2010. Written comments may be submitted by mail or email. Read More

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BIO Convention saw record number of partnering meetings.

May 14, 2010

With array of top-level speakers who addressed critical global challenges and top issues in biotech, 2010 BIO International Convention drew 15,322 industry leaders from 49 states and 65 countries. Full program featured 125+ breakout sessions across 17 tracks, and BIO Business Forum hosted record 17,100 partnering meetings between 2,125 companies and 190 company presentations. Also, 180,000 sq. ft. BIO Exhibition featured over 1,700 exhibitors. Read More

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Driver Focus said to be critical to auto safety, environment.

May 14, 2010

Citing driver focus as critical to auto safety and environment, automakers at Intelligent Transportation Society of America's annual exposition stressed need to keep drivers' eyes on the road. Auto industry's work to help drivers focus on road has centered around Driver Focus Guidelines - comprehensive principles on installation, design, and operation of in-vehicle technologies - and EcoDrivingUSA(TM) program, which provides drivers with important tips to boosting fuel efficiency. Read More

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Papers invited for 2011 Rolling Element Bearings symposium.

May 13, 2010

Scheduled for April 13-15, 2011 ASTM International Symposium on Roller Element Bearings will provide forum for exchange of information on achievements in bearing technology. Event will begin with roundtable session discussing testing methods and specifications, followed by papers presented by leading experts. Held in conjunction with symposium, Bearing Technology Exhibit will feature booths showing different products representing latest advances in bearings, manufacturing, and materials. Read More