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NIST's Guide rates software vulnerabilities from misuse.

July 30, 2012

NIST's Common Misuse Scoring System describes scoring system that computer security managers can use to assess severity of security risks arising from software features that, while beneficial to accomplishing task, are at least partially designed under assumption that users are operating these features as intended. CMSS specification allows risk assessment manager to determine vulnerability's potential impact on network and then take remediation steps to secure system. Read More

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Biotech Leader provides testimony at Sarbanes-Oxley hearing.

July 30, 2012

House Subcommittee on Capital Markets held a hearing entitled "The 10th Anniversary of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act." On behalf of BIO, Jeff Hatfield, President and CEO of Vitae Pharmaceuticals, testified about the cost burden associated with Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404(b) compliance. He spoke in support of Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick's (R-PA) Fostering Innovation Act, which would amend filing status definitions to provide regulatory relief to small companies with low public float or little product revenue. Read More

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EPA Scientists receive Presidential honor.

July 30, 2012

Two EPA scientists were named recipients of 2011 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. Dr. Hazari was nominated for demonstrating how inhalation of low levels of air pollutants like particulate matter and ozone could increase susceptibility to cardiac events. Mr. Eisele developed and used automated air sampling instrumentation in project that was first to identify and characterize local sources of air pollution in high altitude areas. Read More

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North American Robotics Industry posts best quarter ever.

July 30, 2012

According to statistics released by RIA, North American robotics companies sold more industrial robots in second quarter of 2012 than any previous quarter in history. Total of 5,556 robots valued at $403.1 million were sold to North American companies, a jump to 14% in units and 28% in dollars over same quarter in 2011. Orders in first half of 2012 totaled 10,652 robots valued at $747 million, increases of 20% in units and 29% in dollars over same period last year. Read More

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ASTM Subcommittee seeks participation in standards review.

July 27, 2012

ASTM International Subcommittee E06.77 on High-Rise Building External Evacuation Devices seeks interested parties to join upcoming review of ASTM E2513, Specification for Multi-Story Building External Evacuation Platform Rescue Systems. Mechanical, electrical, and fire safety engineers as well as emergency responder personnel are encouraged to join E06.77 in its upcoming work on E2513, which is intended to be reapproved this year, and other standards developing activities. Read More

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ASTM Committee recognizes Anne Goldman with Peryam Award.

July 27, 2012

Anne Goldman, VP of consumer research at ACCE International in Mississauga, Ontario, has received David R. Peryam Award from ASTM International Committee E18 on Sensory Evaluation of Materials and Products. Award recognizes outstanding professionals in the applied sensory science field. A member of ASTM International since 1987, Goldman served a term as E18 chairman from 2002-2004 and currently chairs E18.91, Standing Committee on Subcommittees and Task Groups. Read More

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NASA Supercomputer Facility set to advance Earth research.

July 27, 2012

In state-of-the-art, high-performance computing and data access facility called NASA Earth Exchange (NEX), NASA will open new chapter of discovery using enhanced Landsat Earth-observing data. Virtual laboratory will allow scientists to tackle global Earth science challenges with high-resolution satellite observations. Facility boasts large collection of global data sets and analysis tools, including surface weather records, topography, soils, land cover, and global climate simulations. Read More

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Advanced Materials Technologies wins award for printer parts.

July 27, 2012

During 2012 Powder Metallurgy Design Excellence Awards Competition, Advanced Materials Technologies Pte. Ltd. of Singapore, won award of distinction in industrial motors/controls and hydraulics category for 316L and 440C stainless steel parts used in an industrial printer module. Achieving yield strength rate of 234,000 psi, 440C tabs support and align print head module and are subjected to impact force during printing. The 316L catches guide and feed paper to printing module. Read More