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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

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Call for Entries is Open for design and engineering awards.

August 15, 2012

Entries are being accepted through September 14, 2012 for International CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Awards. Honorees will be announced November 12, 2012 at Consumer Electronics Association's (CEA) New York Press Preview and showcased at 2013 International CESĀ®. Competition honors outstanding design and engineering across 29 consumer electronics categories. New categories include Tech for a Better World and Accessible and Universal Design Technologies. Read More

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Federal Electronics Challenge Award Winners save $7.8 million.

August 15, 2012

EPA and Office of the Federal Environmental Executive announced recipients of 2012 Federal Electronics Challenge Awards. Winners completed variety of electronics stewardship activities in fiscal year 2011, including purchasing more than 105,000 green electronics registered with EPEAT; enabling power saving sleep features on more than 97% of their computers and monitors; and recycling more than 361,000 lb of electronics, resulting in GHG emissions reductions and $7.8 million savings. Read More

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SME Elects Distinguished Individuals to 2012 College of Fellows.

August 15, 2012

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) elected 6 industry leaders to its College of Fellows. According to SME's 2012 president LaRoux Gillespie, "The Class of 2012 SME Fellows exemplifies outstanding research, innovations, and leadership." Inductees include Dean L. Bartles, PhD, FSME; Ruxu Du, PhD, FSME; F. Brian Holmes, FSME, CMfgE; Fritz Klocke, Prof. Dr.-Ing., FSME; Steven Y. Liang, PhD, FSME; and Yung C. Shin, PhD, FSME. Deadline for 2013 Fellow nominations is December 1, 2012. Read More

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Aluminum Week to examine the road ahead.

August 15, 2012

Scheduled for October 15-18, Aluminum Week 2012 will be hosted by Aluminum Association, Aluminum Extruders Council, and Aluminum Anodizers Council. Event will feature Aluminum Association's Annual Meeting, AEC's Management Conference, and AAC's 21st Annual International Anodizing Conference. In addition to enabling members of trade groups to gather together and make connections, Aluminum Week will give participants insight into future for market growth, policy, and manufacturing. Read More

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Selection of Paul Ryan enhances focus on manufacturing.

August 15, 2012

According to NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons, announcement of Rep. Paul Ryan to presidential ticket ensures focus on, and robust debate over, issues that are core to nation's economic future and ability to successfully compete in world marketplace. Ryan possesses keen understanding of issues facing America's job creators, and has earned NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence every session of Congress since he was elected with cumulative 91% record of support for manufacturing issues. Read More

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Nuclear Experts Invited to Participate in ISO TC 85 activities.

August 15, 2012

Nuclear Energy Standards Coordination Collaborative (NESCC) - joint initiative of ANSI and NIST - works to support the safe, sustainable expansion of nuclear power in U.S. ASTM International serves as ANSI-accredited administrator of U.S. TAG to ISO TC 85, Nuclear energy, and 3 of its subcommittees (SCs). U.S. TAG seeks experts to participate in ISO groups: TC 85, nuclear energy; TC 85, SC 2, radiological protection; TC 85, SC 5, nuclear fuel cycle; and TC 85, SC 6, reactor technology. Read More