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NASA and Chrysler form partnership to share technologies.

April 22, 2010

NASA and Chrysler have entered non-reimbursable Space Act Agreement through Innovative Partnerships Program. The collaboration seeks to use technologies originally developed for human spaceflight to enhance future vehicles and adapt advanced automotive technology for use in space. Applications could include mobility systems, advanced materials, and wireless technologies as well as materials engineering, robotics, radar, and battery systems. Read More

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OpSource/SIIA announce speakers for cloud computing event.

April 22, 2010

OpSource and SIIA have announced keynote speakers for All About the Cloud, which combines SaaS Summit and SIIA OnDemand annual conferences, to be held May 10-12 in San Francisco. Speakers will include Doug Hauger of Microsoft, Tayloe Stansbury of Intuit, Maynard Webb of LiveOps, and Treb Ryan of OpSource. Event will be largest forum for advancement of on-demand industry and will enable executives to examine SaaS and cloud from every perspective. Read More

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NASA and West Virginia partner for Aerospace Scholars Program.

April 22, 2010

NASA has partnered with West Virginia Space Grant Consortium to implement West Virginia Aerospace and Engineering Scholars Program, which will allow West Virginia high school juniors to engage in online course developed by NASA that focuses on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics related concepts using theme of space exploration. Students will compete for chance to participate in 5-day activity to develop a mission to Mars along with West Virginia scientists and engineers. Read More

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EPA announces new guidelines for Energy Star homes.

April 21, 2010

Compared to current Energy Star guidelines, new requirements will make qualified new homes at least 20% more efficient than homes built to 2009 International Energy Conservation Code. Key elements of new guidelines for Energy Star qualified homes include complete thermal enclosure system, quality installed complete heating and cooling systems, complete water management system, efficient lighting and appliances, and third party verification. Read More

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Public Officials to confront today's water issues at ACE10.

April 21, 2010

On June 20-24, water commissioners, council members, mayors, and other public officials will gather in Chicago to address latest water issues and solutions during AWWA Annual Conference and Exposition. Public officials will engage in specialized learning program that includes 3-session, 12-hr certificate program, Public Officials Breakfast and Caucus, and networking reception. Attendees can also choose from more than 550 water-related presentations and experience more than 500 exhibits. Read More

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NAM sees progress in Chinese indigenous innovation guidelines.

April 21, 2010

According to NAM VP for International Economic Affairs, Frank Vargo, NAM is pleased to see China's release of revised guidelines for inclusion in Chinese procurement programs that encourage indigenous innovation. This is a good first step that could result in greater opportunity for U.S. companies to compete in China's government procurement market. It also highlights need for China to move rapidly to join Government Procurement Agreement, which it agreed to do when it joined WTO in 2001. Read More

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ASTM Protective Clothing Subcommittee is inviting participation.

April 21, 2010

Interested parties are invited to participate in standards developing work of Subcommittee F23.50 on Certification and PPE Interoperability, part of ASTM Committee F23 on Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment. Subcommittee is working on proposed new standard, WK27616, Practice for a Product Certification Process, which will allow for mechanism within ASTM standards for consistency in evaluating products for certification by independent third party under certification requirements. Read More

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Marion C. Blakey Comments on president's space policy speech.

April 21, 2010

Commenting on Obama's space policy speech at the Kennedy Space Center, Marion C. Blakey said AIA is encouraged by his commitment to NASA and to human exploration of space as well as his long-term goals. Blakey also stated desire for "immediate specifics and short-term milestones" for measuring progress toward America's space program and achieving future envisioned by Obama. Despite pains incurred by job loss, pleasure was also expressed at call for plans to aid in job transition. Read More

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AIM taps industry leaders from Savi and Evanhoe.

April 21, 2010

The Board of Directors of AIM, the international association and recognized authority on bar code, RFID, and enterprise mobile computing, has announced appointment of 2 members to fill vacant board seats with unexpired terms on AIM's 10-person board. New board members are David Shannon, Senior Vice President of Product Management, Marketing, and Strategy for Lockheed Martin's Savi Technology, and Chuck Evanhoe, President of Evanhoe and Associates. Read More

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IPC awards Jack Bramel with highest level of recognition.

April 21, 2010

At IPC APEX EXPO(TM) in Las Vegas, Jack Bramel was presented with 2009 IPC Raymond E. Pritchard Hall of Fame Award, IPC's highest level of member recognition. Involved in IPC for more than 40 years, Bramel co-chaired committee that released first IPC PCB process standard in 1974. For more than 10 years, Bramel chaired open forum for PCB processes at IPC meetings. He also chaired IPC task group that works with UL and CSA, and is lifetime member of the Technical Activities Executive Committee. Read More

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Attendance and Involvement thrive at ILMA Management Forum.

April 20, 2010

More than 330 ILMA members and guests representing 137 companies attended 2010 ILMA Management Forum last week at Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego. Event included updates on GF-5 and dexos(TM), association's ethics program, committee meetings, Infineum Trends session, and Keynote Speaker Jeff Espenship. New this year was a presentation from ILMA counsel Jeffrey Leiteron on all advocacy work ILMA has done on members' behalf this year, and what is planned for the future. Read More

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CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2011 named to International Buyer Program.

April 20, 2010

CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011 and IFPE 2011 have been named to U.S. government's International Buyer Program, which boosts international attendance at U.S.-based trade shows and creates international business opportunities for show exhibitors. Under IBP, U.S. government will assist show promotion through worldwide network of embassies and consulates as well as recruit official trade delegations to attend. IBP also provides exhibitors with hands-on assistance such as export counseling and market analysis. Read More

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Disaster Kleenup International partners with RIA.

April 20, 2010

Disaster Kleenup International is partnering with RIA to enroll 100% of DKI Membership into industry trade association. All DKI Members are expected to become RIA members within next 3 years. According to RIA Executive Director Don Manger, individual DKI members have played significant roles in many RIA initiatives over the years, and collective energy and resources that DKI brings will help to further strengthen RIA's service to restoration industry. Read More

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NTSB Details fourteen recommendations to FAA.

April 19, 2010

NTSB recommendations A-10-46 through A-10-59 address several FAA issues. Specifically, areas of concern cover tire pressure monitoring equipment, maintenance, and information availability as well as identification of deficiencies for Learjet system safety analyses and revision of available safety assessment guidance. Other topics include application of airworthiness regulations, minimum initial operating experience levels, and tire failure simulation requirements. Read More

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Recommendations aim to reduce fatalities on nation's highways.

April 19, 2010

Kirk Steudle, Michigan DOT Director and chairman of AASHTO's Standing Committee on Highway Traffic Safety, told Senate Environment and Public Works Committee that although highway fatalities dropped significantly in 2009, American highways can still be made safer. Some AASHTO recommendations include highway safety funding, highway safety data collection and sharing, highway safety laws and adjudication, safety improvements to vehicles, highway safety R/D, and safety improvement in drivers. Read More

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TIP Competition focuses on manufacturing research.

April 19, 2010

With due date for proposals submission of July 15, NIST announced competition for high-risk, high-reward research funding under Technology Innovation Program (TIP). Approximately $25 million is available for first-year funding for addressing "Manufacturing and Biomanufacturing: Materials Advances and Critical Processes." Specific areas of concern include process scale-up, integration, and design; predictive modeling; and critical process advances. Read More

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Standards Addendum aims to decrease elevator energy use.

April 19, 2010

Proposed addendum df to ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, addresses inefficiency of elevator ventilation fans and cab lighting. Specifically, cab lighting systems are to have no less than 35 lm/W efficacy, and cab ventilation fans for elevators without air conditioning must not consume more than 0.7 W*s/L at max speed. Addendum also specifies cab interior lighting/ventilation de-energizing requirements. Read More

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NRC Report examines biotechnology's benefits for U.S. farmers.

April 19, 2010

According to National Research Council report, American farmers are realizing higher profits due to widespread use of certain genetically engineered crops and are reducing environmental impacts on and off the farm. Specifically, report notes, "(m)any U.S. farmers who grow genetically engineered crops are realizing substantial economic and environmental benefits - such as lower production costs, fewer pest problems, reduced use of pesticides, and better yields - compared with conventional crops." Read More

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FISMA Project Manager Ron Ross named to 2010 Federal 100 List.

April 19, 2010

Presented by Federal Computer Week, 2010 Federal 100 Award was given to NIST's Ron Ross. Third time nominee to list, Ross is senior computer scientist and information security researcher at NIST. He manages Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) Implementation Project and is also principal architect of NIST Risk Management Framework. Other responsibilities handled by Ross include leadership of Joint Task Force Transformation Initiative Working Group. Read More

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Power Transmission/Motion Control Sales continue to increase.

April 16, 2010

According to data released by PTDA in its Market Outlook Report, U.S. and Canadian manufacturers' sales increased for second consecutive month in February, with U.S. manufacturers posting increase of 14.1% and Canadian manufacturers' sales rising 5.6%. However, U.S. manufacturers' year-to-date sales are down 9.0% compared to sales at this time last year. Canadian manufacturers' year-to-year sales rose by 0.3% for same period. Read More