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NIST focuses on testing standards for Lab-on-a-Chip devices.

August 14, 2012

Lab on a Chip devices are microchip-size systems that can prepare and analyze tiny fluid samples with volumes ranging from a few microliters to sub-nanoliters. LOCs are envisioned to one day revolutionize how laboratory tasks such as diagnosing diseases and investigating forensic evidence are performed. However, recent paper from NIST argues that before LOC technology can be fully commercialized, testing standards need to be developed and implemented. Read More

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Updated NIST Guide lays out computer security incident plan.

August 14, 2012

Based on best practices from government, academic, and business organizations, NIST's guide for managing computer security incidents includes section expanding on coordination and information sharing among agencies. Step-by-step instructions help new or established incident response teams create proper policy and plan. Recommendations include inclusion of mission statement, strategies, and goals; organizational incident response approach; response capability metrics; and updating process. Read More

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Tiago Bonomo, Daniel Miller elected as newest AEM directors.

August 14, 2012

Filling unexpired terms, AEM elected 2 new directors. Tiago Bonomo, President and CEO of McCormick USA, joins AEM AG Sector Board, while Daniel Miller, President and CEO of Manitou Americas Inc, joins AEM CE Sector Board. AEM directors help set guidelines and operating policies of association on behalf of its members in such areas as public policy, equipment statistics and market information, trade shows, technical and product safety support, global business development, and more. Read More

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EPA awards $2 million to small businesses.

August 14, 2012

EPA has awarded 7 contracts totaling more than $2 million to small businesses to develop new technologies that keep environment clean and healthy. Companies won contract through Small Business Innovation Research program competition, which encourages small businesses to explore and develop environmental technologies. Recipients include: FBS, Inc.; Lynntech, Inc.; TDA Research, Inc.; Advanced Diamond Technologies, Inc.; Adherent Technologies, Inc.; Faraday Technology, Inc.; and OPTRA, Inc. Read More

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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