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IAQA Signs MOU with American Industrial Hygiene Association.

August 13, 2012

Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) announced memorandum of understanding (MOU) signing with American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA). MOU establishes working relationship between said organizations and encourages collaboration as well as knowledge sharing. By combining their areas of expertise, IAQA and AIHA will address shared indoor air quality and environmental issues. IAQA President Donald Weekes, in comment, said "IAQA is proud to partner with AIHA." Read More

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Vineyard Networks joins EEMBC DPIBench working group.

August 13, 2012

EEMBC announced that Vineyard Networks, a leader in next-generation Deep Packet Inspection technology, has joined consortium's DPIBench working group, which is focused on creation of a comprehensive, credible, and equitable benchmark suite to measure performance of firewalls and Unified Threat Management appliances. Vineyard Networks' membership in EEMBC will allow company to utilize DPIBench, to validate performance of its solutions. Read More

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Nonresidential Construction Spending was unchanged in June.

August 13, 2012

According to report by U.S. Census Bureau, total nonresidential construction spending was unchanged in June, as spending remained at seasonally adjusted annual rate of $570 billion. Year-over-year, total nonresidential construction spending is up 5.4%. Residential construction spending was up 1.3% for the month and is 10.7% higher than same time last year. Overall, total construction spending - which includes both nonresidential and residential - was up 0.4% for the month and 7% from June 2011. Read More

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Researchers Find Way to reconstruct objects hidden from sight.

August 13, 2012

Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard University, University of Wisconsin, and Rice University combined photons with advanced optics to see 3D images of objects hidden around corner. This technique is described in "Reconstruction of Hidden 3D Shapes Using Diffuse Reflections," published in Optical Society's (OSA) open-access journal Optics Express. Potentials for this technique include disaster recovery situations and noninvasive biomedical imaging. Read More

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Fieldbus Foundation updates device coupler test specification.

August 13, 2012

FOUNDATION(TM) fieldbus physical layer technology - H1 (31.25 kbps) device coupler test specification - includes criteria from international IEC 61158 standard and additional functional tests, such as input impedance, short-circuit reaction time, and bus voltage consumption. Enabling coupler manufacturers to perform standard tests against implementation, standard provides confidence that registered fieldbus equipment can be used in tightly integrated, interoperable control system architecture. Read More

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IPC Handbook addresses potting and encapsulating PCBs.

August 13, 2012

IPC-HDBK-850, Guidelines for Design, Selection and Application of Potting Materials and Encapsulation Processes Used for Electronics Printed Circuit Board Assembly covers broad range of protective materials for printed boards. Handbook includes information on choosing, mixing, applying, and dispensing for each material listed. In addition, it explains techniques that should be used when repairs are necessary. Book is 68 pages long with more than 50 illustrations. Read More

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Four NIST Employees honored with Flemming Awards.

August 13, 2012

Four NIST employees were among 12 recipients of annual Arthur S. Flemming Award, which recognizes outstanding service to federal government by individuals with 3-15 yr of federal service. Awards are given in 3 categories: Applied Science, Engineering, and Mathematics; Research; and Managerial or Legal Achievement. NIST recipients include Craig Brown, research chemist; Elizabeth Gentry, Metric programs coordinator; Nathan Newbury, physicist; and Till Rosenband, physicist. Read More

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Identity Ecosystem Steering Group Meeting seeks to support NSTIC.

August 13, 2012

Identity Ecosystem Steering Group Kickoff Meeting will be held August 15 and 16, 2012 in Chicago, IL to support National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC). Private-sector-led Identity Ecosystem Steering Group will provide open process for organizations to participate in ecosystem development, with goal of crafting framework for identity solutions that can replace passwords, allow individuals to prove online that they are who they claim to be, and enhance privacy. Read More