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RI Law Requires Children's Jewelry to conform to ASTM standard.

July 20, 2012

Rhode Island now requires children's jewelry manufactured after December 18, 2012 to conform to requirements of ASTM standard F2923-11. According to Comprehensive Children's Jewelry Safety Act, "children's jewelry means jewelry designed or intended primarily for use by children 12 years old or younger, to be worn as an item of personal ornamentation." Approved in 2011, ASTM F2923 establishes requirements and test methods for specified elements and mechanical hazards in children's jewelry. Read More

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Obama Administration Report addresses Everglades restoration.

July 20, 2012

Obama Administration released report outlining historic Federal investments and progress made in Everglades restoration under leadership of President Obama, and announced $80 million in additional funding to support farmers and ranchers who voluntarily conserve wetlands on agricultural land in Northern Everglades Watershed. Administration has invested $1.5 billion in Everglades projects and initiatives, including nearly $900 million for projects that will restore water flow and essential habitat. Read More

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ASTM Airborne Silica Symposium to address workplace sampling.

July 20, 2012

Second ASTM International D22 Symposium on Silica and Associated Respirable Mineral Particles will held October 25-26, 2012, in Atlanta, GA. It will provide update on progress towards assessing airborne respirable crystalline silica (RCS) exposure for compliance with current limit values. Approaches to accurately sample and evaluate workplace concentrations of RCS will be discussed. Online registration opens 8 weeks prior to symposium date, and closes on October 17. Read More

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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