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National Bioscience Report shows growth during recession.

May 5, 2010

According to Battelle/BIO State Bioscience Initiatives 2010, U.S. bioscience industry, on the whole, experienced continued employment gains through 2008 - first year of recent economic downturn. Study contains most recent data available and shows publicly traded bioscience-related companies generated positive net growth through 2009. Specifically, U.S. employment in bioscience sector reached 1.42 million in 2008, which represents gain of 19,000 bioscience industry jobs in U.S. since 2007. Read More

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EPA proposes plans for coal ash regulation..

May 5, 2010

EPA is proposing first-ever national rules for safe disposal and management of coal ash from coal-fired power plants. New rules enforce protective controls, such as liners and groundwater monitoring, at landfills, and liners/oversight of structural integrity at impoundments to protect against contaminants hazardous to human health. Proposal also calls for public comment on 2 approaches for addressing risks of coal ash management under Resource Recovery and Conservation Act. Read More

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New FAA Aircraft Tracking System is implemented in Juneau..

May 5, 2010

FAA has implemented Wide-Area Augmentation System (WAM) that allows air traffic controllers to track aircraft along mountainous approach to Juneau, AK. System enables controllers to decrease separation between planes to 5 nautical miles. Utilizing network of sensors that uses signals to detect aircraft transponders, system displays locations of planes onscreen. It will serve as backup in event of GPS outage when Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast is deployed nationwide in 2013. Read More

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Robotics Entrepreneur Rodney Brooks receives SME's highest honor.

May 5, 2010

Rodney Brooks, PhD, is founder, chairman, and chief technology officer of Heartland Robotics Inc. He is also founder, board member, and former CTO of iRobot Corp. In acknowledgement of his work with robotics, Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) announced Brooks will receive SME Honorary Membership. Mark C. Tomlinson, executive director and general manager of SME, commented that Brooks' "international reputation lends itself to our global goal." Read More

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PDMA announces nationwide search for innovative technologies..

May 5, 2010

PDMA announces its first nationwide search for technologies to premier at 34th Annual Global Conference on Product Innovation Management Technology Showcase October 16-18, 2010. Participants are invited to submit short video demonstrating their product innovation on PDMA YouTube Channel, where public can view, comment, and rate technologies. Winning innovator will attend PDMA Technology Showcase to gain exposure and compete for "Best in Show" award. Read More

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UL announces certification program for photovoltaic system installers..

May 5, 2010

UL Personnel Certification Program for solar photovoltaic (PV) system installers will be available beginning July 2010 through UL University. Geared towards licensed electricians, program aims to satisfy need to improve safety and performance of PV systems through more qualified workforce. Organization will also open full-service campus at its RTP laboratories in Raleigh, NC, with training and personnel certification programs in various categories. Read More

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2010 Outstanding Partner Award is given to Emerson by SME.

May 5, 2010

Emerson received SME Education Foundation's 2010 Outstanding Partner Award, which was presented to senior vice president Robert M. Cox, Jr. on April 19 at SME Education Foundation Board of Directors Dinner. Bart A. Aslin, foundation director, SME Education Foundation said, called Emerson "an extraordinary organization," noting their continued support of foundation itself as well as its youth programs. Aslin added, "We're grateful for their support." Read More

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AASHTO Meeting focuses on next generation rail equipment.

May 5, 2010

AASHTO's Next Generation Equipment Committee met in Chicago, IL with over 200 domestic and international manufacturers and suppliers of passenger rail equipment. Meeting was major step toward creating jobs as part of high-speed intercity passenger program, according to John Horsley. Made up of members from state transportation departments, FRA, and Amtrak, committee aim to develop specifications and procurement strategies for next generation of passenger rail cars and equipment. Read More

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Industry Awards recognize excellence in automatic ID, data capture.

May 5, 2010

AIM is seeking nominees for annual Automatic Identification and Mobility industry awards, which will be presented during 2010 AIM Expo on November 3, 2010 in Chicago, IL. While all pertain to Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) industry, specific awards target executives, scientists, and engineers (Dilling); individual or organization (Percival); professor or student (Ted Williams); and member of print or broadcast media (Excellence in Journalism). Read More

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SAE's 2010 World Congress experienced great success..

May 5, 2010

With Ford Motor Company as host company and Magna International as Tier One Strategic Partner, SAE International's World Congress realized and exceeded its goals. Attendance topped 10,000 with representatives from 46 nations, nearly 70% of attendees work in engineering or executive disciplines, and nearly all major OEMs were represented. Exhibition featured 100+ companies on show floor and 1,000+ technical papers, as well as AVL Technology Leadership Center and FEV Powertrain Innovation Forum. Read More

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ASC Membership enables participation in standards development.

May 4, 2010

By joining Accredited Standards Committee Z136, individuals can participate in development and revision processes of Z136 laser safety standards. Membership on consensus body, referred to as the Committee, consists of organizations, companies, government agencies, and individuals and is open to anyone with direct interest in its activities. Majority of members belong to one or more of the standards and/or technical subcommittees where primary development and maintenance of standards takes place. Read More

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Northern California LIA Chapter heard climate change presentation.

May 4, 2010

On April 21st, Northern California LIA Chapter hosted 50 industry professionals to hear Dr. Ken Caldeira talk on climate change and its impact on this world. Caldeira researches ocean acidification, climate effects of trees, intentional climate modification, and interactions in global carbon/climate system. His presentation reviewed natural and man-made contributions to global warming, including scientific and socioeconomic perspectives of various options for dealing with said issues. Read More

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BIO Releases Keynote Session Statement for annual convention.

May 4, 2010

BIO released statement that 2010 BIO International Convention keynotes are open only to attendees with Full Convention or Full Daily Registration Access and special guests. Alternate programming is available for members of media. Running May 3-6, 2010, BIO International Convention is being held at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. Read More

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EPA Website on BP Oil Spill offers information to public.

May 4, 2010

EPA established website to inform public about spill's impact on environment and health of residents. It includes data from EPA's ongoing air monitoring, such as readings from air monitoring stations along Plaquemines Parish on Louisiana coast and mobile Trace Atmospheric Gas Analyzers. Frequently asked questions, fact sheets about potential health impacts of spill, and links to more information on spill and government's response are also included. Read More

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RIA Awards Certification to professionals at Atlanta convention.

May 4, 2010

RIA has recognized 14 professionals with Certified RestorerSM certification at induction and awards ceremony during RIA convention. It is highest recognition awarded in cleaning and restoration industry to professionals engaged in property damage restoration as result of fire, smoke, water, and vandalism. To receive CR status, individuals must complete intensive educational requirements, author formal paper or report, and demonstrate knowledge/commitment to RIA Code of Ethics. Read More

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NHA Hydrogen/Fuel Cell Conference showcases industry firsts.

May 4, 2010

Taking place May 3-6 in Long Beach, CA, NHA Hydrogen Conference and Expo features auto manufacturers, hydrogen producers, and fuel cell and component manufacturers that are revealing news or new products. Fleet of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles and hydrogen engine vehicles are available for rides and test-drives, and highlighted products will include Proton Energy Systems' electrolyzer platform, Linde's Ionic Compressor technology, and WEH Technologies' TK17 fueling nozzle. Read More

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RIA WLS Certification applauds actions of 6 professionals.

May 4, 2010

RIA recognized 6 professionals - Luc Caron, William Shawn Silliman, Jeffrey D. Owens, Scott Black, Brian T. Johns, and Johnathan B. Launder - with Water Loss Specialist (WLS) certification. As highest recognition awarded in cleaning and restoration industry to professionals engaged in water loss restoration, WLS certification emphasizes high levels of professionalism and training in water damage, drying and restoration, microbial remediation, and health and safety. Read More

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AWWA's Drinking Water Week 2010 kicks off.

May 4, 2010

Throughout Drinking Water Week 2010, AWWA will highlight what "Only Tap Water Delivers," drawing special attention to drinking water quality, water safety and conservation, and importance of water infrastructure. To commemorate occasion, water utilities, environmental advocates, and others will celebrate through school events, public presentations, and community festivals. They will also provide communities with tips for protecting water supplies and conserving resources. Read More

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NREL Assessment highlights green utility power leaders.

May 4, 2010

U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) annual assessment of leading utility green power programs indicates there are 850+ utilities across U.S. that offer green power programs. Utility green power sales in 2009 exceeded 6 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) and represent more than 5% of total electricity sales for some of most popular programs. Wind energy represents ~2/3 of electricity generated for green energy programs nationwide. Read More

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Supplier Management Council Meeting considered a success.

May 4, 2010

Based on post-event surveys from attendees, Spring 2010 SMC meeting was the most well attended to date. Theme of meeting was "Global Aerospace Market: Opportunities and Challenges." Sponsored by Honeywell and Raytheon, event covered topics such as AIA's Electronic Enterprise Integration Committee update, Quadrennial Defense Review analysis and impacts, Business Continuity Planning, and Export Control Compliance: How to Make it a Competitive Advantage. Read More