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ANSI Members and ICT Organizations form global M2M group.

August 16, 2012

Telecommunications Industry Association and Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions, in collaboration with 5 international information and communications technology standards developing organizations, have formed oneM2M, dedicated to efficient spread of machine-to-machine communications systems. Group's initial focus will be on creation of common M2M service layer, which could be embedded inside variety of hardware and software to connect devices with global M2M application services. Read More

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ANSI Announcs Workshop on social responsibility standard.

August 16, 2012

ISO 26000 International Workshop, Guidance on social responsibility, will be held November 5-9, 2012, in Geneva. Divided into 3 elements, workshop offers opportunity to exchange global experiences on implementation of ISO 26000. Program is designed to assist public and private organizations in contributing to more sustainable global economy by establishing common guidance on social responsibility concepts, definitions, and methods of evaluation. Read More

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Dennis H. Bradway receives ASTM award.

August 16, 2012

Dennis H. Bradway, corporate product and standards manager at Mannington Mills Inc in Salem, NJ, received ASTM International Award of Merit and title of fellow from Committee F06 on Resilient Floor Coverings. ASTM International member since 1983, Bradway is member at large on F06 executive subcommittee, chairman of Subcommittee F06.40 on Practices, and also works on Committee F13 on Pedestrian/Walkway Safety and Footwear. He also received 25 Year Service Award from F06 in 2008. Read More

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ASTM Plastic Piping Systems Committee honors Larry Petroff.

August 15, 2012

ASTM International Committee F17 on Plastic Piping Systems has presented Frank W. Reinhart and Henry Kuhlmann Award to Larry Petroff, a consultant based near Athens, GA, for his outstanding contributions to plastic pipe standardization. A member of ASTM since 1983, Petroff works on multiple F17 subcommittees and is past secretary of F17.26 on Olefin Based Pipe. Petroff was a technical specialist at Performance Pipe, a division of Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LP, for more than 30 years. Read More

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ASTM Committee presents award to Dr. Brian Schumacher.

August 15, 2012

ASTM International Committee D34 on Waste Management presented B. Charles Malloy Leadership Award to Brian Schumacher, Ph.D., supervisory physical scientist in the environmental chemistry branch at EPA's National Exposure Research Laboratory. Award recognizes exceptional leadership and dedication to waste management standardization and the work of committee. Schumacher, who joined ASTM in 1994, serves as member at large on D34.90 executive subcommittee and chairs D34.01.03 on Sampling Equipment. Read More

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Fieldbus Incorporated qualifies for FOUNDATION(TM) DSP program.

August 15, 2012

Fieldbus Foundation announced that Fieldbus Inc. has qualified under its FOUNDATION Development Services Provider (DSP) program, which helps automation equipment suppliers prepare to design and manufacture products employing FOUNDATION fieldbus technology. Qualified DSP participants have been evaluated to ensure they have tools, training, and experience necessary to support range of FOUNDATION fieldbus development projects. Read More

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JLA Open Access Issue highlights nanoprocessing research.

August 15, 2012

Journal of Laser Applications (JLA) is offering its special edition on recent research in laser-based nanoprocessing free for viewing and download. This issue, "Generation of Sub-100 nm Structures by Nonlinear Laser-Material Integration," consists of midterm progress report on 6-year study that was initiated in 2008 by German Research Foundation (DFG). September edition is co-edited by Ostendorf with Drs. Karsten Koenig of Saarland University and Yongfeng Lu of University of Nebraska. Read More

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OSA commends National Academy of Sciences report.

August 15, 2012

OSA applauded release of U.S. National Academy of Sciences Committee on Harnessing Light report titled, "Optics and Photonics: Essential Technologies for Our Nation." A follow up to a similar report published in 1998, study identifies technological and economic opportunities the science has enabled, assesses trends in market needs, gives examples of where progress in photonics innovation has translated into economic benefits, and makes recommendations for future research and policies. Read More