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National Institute of Building Sciences Webinar to focus on energy savings in old homes.

April 23, 2010

Deep Energy Retrofits for Existing Homes - Concord House Case Study, to be held on May 4, will offer techniques for residential energy retrofit work, particularly applicable for older building stock. Presenter Betsy Pettit will focus on enclosure design and construction details that help to achieve greater energy efficiency. Pettit is principal with Building Science Corporation and serves as project manager on U.S. Department of Energy's Building America team. Read More

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Cybersecurity Framework. is subject of ANSI publication.

April 23, 2010

ANSI invites members, business leaders, and interested stakeholders to view video highlighting recent publication and press launch of The Financial Management of Cyber Risk: An Implementation Framework for CFOs by ANSI and Internet Security Alliance. Produced by Symantec, video presents footage illustrating critical importance of enterprise-wide cybersecurity action plan for all companies, including recent financial-loss data from Symantec and quotes from President Obama. Read More

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Electric Vehicle Safety Standards Summit to be sponsored by NFPA and SAE.

April 23, 2010

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and SAE International, ANSI members and accredited standards developers, announced US National Electric Vehicles Safety Standards Summit will be held October 19-20 in Detroit, MI. Collaborating to further safety via effective use of standards, organizations aim to support rapid implementation of electrical and hybrid-electric vehicles in US as well as ensure fire and electrical safety standards for electrical vehicles are aligned. Read More

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bC India - a BAUMA CONEXPO SHOW expands exhibition space.

April 22, 2010

Because of the large number of registrations from companies wishing to exhibit at bC India - a BAUMA CONEXPO SHOW, exhibition space has been extended by 60%, to 80,000 square meters. According to Dennis Slater, President of AEM, the number of Indian and International companies participating in bC India demonstrates keen industry support for global partnerships and consolidation of shows worldwide that can produce premier exhibitions in new and emerging markets. Read More

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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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ASTM Standard to aid with Cyanide Management Code compliance.

April 22, 2010

Proposed standard, ASTM WK27288, will assist users of cyanide analysis methods who want to work in compliance with International Cyanide Management Code, which covers proper handling of cyanide from production, transportation to processing sites, and design of cyanide facilities. ASTM WK27288 will help users to select proper sampling, preservation, and analysis procedures for managing cyanidation processes and to select proper equipment and reagents for processing samples. Read More

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ASTM Standard Revision expands range of coverage.

April 22, 2010

As revision to ASTM International standard E384, Test Method for Knoop and Vickers Hardness of Materials, incorporation of ASTM E92, Test Method for Vickers Hardness of Metallic Materials, expands coverage range. It was decided that ASTM E384 would be expanded to include requirements defined in ASTM E92 so older testers that are E384- and E92-compliant will still comply with revised E384. Read More

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ATA Endorses limiting of commodity futures market speculation.

April 22, 2010

Air Transport Association of America (ATA) thanked Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) for introducing legislation that will protect American families from rising gasoline prices by limiting manipulation and unchecked speculation in commodity futures markets. Fully endorsing Wall Street Transparency and Accountability Act of 2010, ATA noted that this legislation "will close loopholes, increase transparency, and promote stability in the commodity markets." Read More

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BIO Convention to focus on state of biotechnology industry.

April 22, 2010

BIO International Convention, taking place May 3-6 in Chicago, IL, will feature 5 super sessions focusing on state of industry, global biotech advancements, and policy trends. In addition to Director of U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property David Kappos, speakers will include U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg as well as industry executives from Ernst and Young, Campbell Alliance, and Burrill and Company. Read More

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BIO asks senators to consider biotechnology in legislation.

April 22, 2010

BIO released letter to Senators John Kerry, Joe Lieberman, and Lindsey Graham asking that any comprehensive climate change legislation include recognition and appropriate incentives for biotechnology solutions that produce clean and sustainable biofuels and bioproducts, enhance industrial energy efficiency, and protect and enhance soil carbon. According to WWF report, biotechnology holds potential to reduce carbon emissions by as much as 2.5 billion tons annually. Read More

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BIO honors Senator Robert Menendez as Legislator of the Year.

April 22, 2010

BIO has selected Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) as Legislator of the Year for 2009-2010. Senator Menendez received award as part of BIO Legislative Day Fly-In, which included discussions on patent reform, NIH/FDA funding, drug importation risks, and expanded eligibility for Small Business Innovation Research grants. While on Finance Committee, he has addressed Therapeutic Discovery Project Tax Credit and other issues critical to biotechnology community, said Jim Greenwood. 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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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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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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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