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NASA Commercial Partner SpaceX completes Dragon design review.

July 20, 2012

Space Exploration Technologies has completed design review of the crewed version of its Dragon spacecraft designed to carry astronauts into low Earth orbit. SpaceX provided details about each phase of potential crewed mission, including how company plans to modify its launch pads to support such missions, Dragon's docking capabilities, weight and power requirements for spacecraft, and prospective ground landing sites and techniques. Read More

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Welding and Gases Today highlights recent growth at nexAir.

July 20, 2012

Featured in Summer 2012 issue of Welding and Gases Today, nexAir is one of the largest independent gases and welding equipment distributors in the nation. In 2010, company added hydrogen filling facility in Memphis with 9,000 gal storage tank and monthly fill volume of 1.5 million ft³. In 2011, propane filling plant increased nexAir's propane cylinder fill capacity with installation of 30,000 gal tank with 4 automated fill scales. Automation and robotics are also burgeoning markets for nexAir. Read More

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Best Mid America Transportation Projects are honored with awards.

July 19, 2012

America's Transportation Awards competition, sponsored in part by AASHTO, recognizes America's best transportation projects in 3 main categories: Ahead of Schedule, Under Budget, and Best Use of Innovation. Iowa, Michigan, Kentucky, and Missouri DOTs earned awards in Ahead of Schedule category; Michigan and Missouri DOTs respectively received Under Budget award in small and medium category; and 3 states earned honors for Best Use of Innovation: Kentucky, Iowa, and Illinois. Read More

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International Conference brings biotechnology leaders to Mumbai.

July 19, 2012

Taking place in Mumbai, India from September 12-13, 3rd Annual BIO India International Conference will feature educational India-focused panels, networking opportunities, company presentations, and BIO One-on-One Partnering(TM) system. Latter provides interactive environment to intelligently search, contact, and schedule private meetings with potential partners and investors. Mr. Sam Pitroda will address this conference, and H. Thomas Watkins will provide keynote. Read More

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Pilot Accreditation Program includes 4 certification entities.

July 19, 2012

ANSI and IREC announced that CalCERTS, CleanTech Education, Building Science Institute, and Midwest Renewable Energy Association are participating in accreditation program for energy efficiency and renewable energy. Accreditations will be announced by end of August, while program may be reopened for general applications in late 2012. Companies' programs are being evaluated against IREC Standard 14732: 2012, General Requirements for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Certificate Programs. Read More

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ASTM Copper and Copper Alloy Workshop to be held in October.

July 19, 2012

ASTM International workshop, Advances in Copper and Copper Alloys, will be held October 24, 2012 at Hyatt Regency Atlanta in Atlanta, GA. Sponsored by ASTM International Committee B05 on Copper and Copper Alloys, it will feature slideshow with Michael Bell, committee member and technical director at ETNA Products, Inc. Presentation will provide advances in copper drawing lubricants. Online registration for event opens 8 weeks before workshop and closes October 17. Read More

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Papers Invited for biodiesel fuels stability symposium.

July 19, 2012

Papers are invited for ASTM International symposium on Thermal and Oxidative Stability of Biodiesel Fuels. Topics include potential fuel quality and stability issues in storage, use of biodiesel blended fuels after refinery and pipeline distribution, appropriate test methods for defining instability, potential impact of fuel additives on instability, and evidence of fuel instability and associated problems. Preliminary abstract of 250-300 words is due no later than August 9. Read More

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NEMA Calls for Progressive Action concerning Smart Grid support.

July 19, 2012

"Integrating currently available smart products into the grid," according to NEMA president and CEO Evan R. Gaddis," can help accelerate problem identificaton, diversionary routing, and resolution when it comes to power outages. Gaddis called for "Practical and progressive action" to broaden use of Smart Grid products, namely tax and regulatory policies geared toward advancing grid investments. Details addressing need for government action are in NEMA's Smart Grid Return on Investment. Read More