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SAE Book takes readers inside Grand Prix motorcycle engines.

July 31, 2012

"Engine Design Concepts for World Championship Grand Prix Motorcycles" focuses on design of 4-stroke engines for MotoGP class. Book opens with general background on MotoGP governing bodies and history of event's classes since competition began in 1949. It then presents key engines that have been developed and used through the years, discusses technologies that are used today, and covers future developments of MotoGP engines, including use of biofuels and recovery of thermal and braking energy. Read More

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AAMA Installation Standard covers doors in wood frame structures.

July 31, 2012

FMA/AAMA/WDMA 300-12, Standard Practice for the Installation of Exterior Doors in Wood Frame Construction for Extreme Wind/Water Exposure, has been published. Standard includes procedures for installing exterior doors into residential and light commercial buildings of 3 stories or less. It addresses integration of doors with mounting flanges, doors with exterior casing/brick molding, and non-flanged box frame units. Similar standard covering window installations has also been published. Read More

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Measurement System could speed innovation in solar devices.

July 31, 2012

Devised by researchers at NIST, measurement system accurately and quickly measures electric power output of solar energy devices, which is useful to researchers working to develop next-generation solar energy cells. As reported in Applied Optics journal, NIST team combined 32 LEDs-each generating light from different segments of solar spectrum-and other off-the-shelf equipment to build system that measures wavelength-dependent quantum efficiency of solar devices over relatively large area. Read More

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Manufacturers Join Alliance to support Pacific Northwest trade.

July 31, 2012

To support increased trade and development of export infrastructure, NAM joined Alliance for Northwest Jobs and Exports. NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons said that policies must be implemented that support investment and job growth in order to keep U.S. manufacturers competitive on global scale. Specifically, Timmons noted that "Strengthening trade in the Pacific Northwest will increase exports and create jobs that support the local economies and help drive manufacturing growth." Read More

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EPA Reviews Mercury and Air Toxics Standards for new plants.

July 30, 2012

Based on new information provided by industry stakeholders, U.S. EPA is reviewing technical information focused on pollution limits for new power plants under Mercury and Air Toxics Standards. EPA will specifically review monitoring issues related to mercury standards for new power plants as well as address other technical issues on acid gas and particle pollution standards for such plants. This reconsideration will not impact sensible, achievable, and cost-effective standards already set. Read More

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NREL Helped Convert Alcatraz from diesel to electric power.

July 30, 2012

NREL helped National Park Service and DOE Federal Emergency Management Program transform Alcatraz Island's electricity source from diesel fuel to photovoltaic (PV) panels on rooftop of Cellhouse building. The former prison is now host to 1,300 solar panels, responsible for powering lights and appliances. PV array (307 kW) on main Cellhouse building roof is attached to two 2,000 amp-hour battery strings and inverter plant. It produces close to 400,000 kW-hr of electricity per year. Read More

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IPC releases PCB industry results for June 2012.

July 30, 2012

According to North American PCB Statistical Program, rigid PCB shipments were down 7.3% in June 2012 from June 2011, and bookings decreased 2.0% year over year. Compared to previous month, rigid PCB shipments were up 11.6%. Book-to-bill ratio remained above parity at 1.01. Flexible circuit shipments in June 2012 were up 2.1%, and bookings were down 8.4% compared to June 2011. Compared to previous month, flexible circuit shipments increased 29.7%. Book-to-bill ratio remained high at 1.16. Read More

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Registration for Strictly Contents Conference ends July 31.

July 30, 2012

Early bird deadline for RIA's Strictly Contents: Building Your Contents Engine, ends on July 31. Scheduled for Oct 18-19, event includes tours of two 9/11 restoration projects by Maxons Restorations, Inc., Trinity Church, and St. Paul's Chapel. Conference is a 400-level learning experience that will encompass lectures on 6 pillars for building successful contents restoration business, state-of-the art technology demonstrations, and behind-the-scenes tours of couture restorer, Madame Paulette. Read More