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Thruster Tests Completed for NASA partner Boeing's crew capsule.

July 6, 2012

Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne successfully completed tests on thruster for Boeing's CST-100 Commercial Space Transportation spacecraft. Boeing is one of several companies working to develop crew transportation capabilities under Commercial Crew Development Round 2 agreement with NASA's Commercial Crew Program. NASA Commercial Crew Program Manager Ed Mango praised Boeing and Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne, saying they "know what it takes to develop safe systems and subsystems." Read More

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ABA publishes 16 legal e-books on Apple iBookstore.

July 6, 2012

American Bar Association (ABA) Law Practice Management Section (LPMS) announced publication of 16 e-books for lawyers, available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. These include iPad Apps in One Hour for Lawyers, authored by Tom Mighell, Chair of ABA LPMS. Other books address topics as apps for lawyers such as cloud computing, social media, legal technology, networking and careers, law firm marketing, legal writing, information security, and other issues facing legal profession. Read More

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IPC APEX EXPO named in Top 25 Fastest-Growing Trade Shows.

July 6, 2012

IPC APEX EXPO® has been named one of the Trade Show News Network 2012 "Top 25 Fastest-growing Trade Shows in Attendance in the United States." According to Tony Hilvers, IPC Vice President of Industry Programs, the show met or surpassed all attendance and exhibition goals in 2012 and is now 90% sold out for 2013 with 11% more square footage sold than at the same time in 2012. IPC APEX EXPO 2013 will take place February 19-21, 2013, at the San Diego Convention Center. Read More

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EPA Releases Guidance on fuel availability provisions for ships.

July 6, 2012

U.S. EPA interim guidance for ship owners and operators clarifies how U.S. government will implement fuel availability provisions when ships are unable to obtain fuel that meets standards protecting against sulfur pollution along coast. Content includes background information on North American ECA fuel sulfur standards, how vessel owners/operators can establish compliance with requirements, and how those incapable of obtaining compliant fuel oil can make fuel oil non-availability claim. Read More

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Welding and Gases Today offers weekly industry articles.

July 6, 2012

To better serve GAWDA members, Welding and Gases Today Online its offering online-exclusive content with weekly On The Edge feature. On The Edge articles, once a bi-weekly feature, focus on current events and hot topics in gases and welding industry and share different views from distributors, suppliers, and end-users. Weekly publishing schedule will help industry members keep tabs on issues that affect their business as they emerge. Read More

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EPA is awarding $2.7 million to revitalize urban waters.

July 6, 2012

EPA is awarding $2.7 million to 46 organizations in 32 states and Puerto Rico to help restore urban waters, support community revitalization, and protect Americans' health. EPA's Urban Waters program funding supports communities' efforts to access, improve, and benefit from their urban waters and surrounding land. Recipients will promote restoration of urban waters through community engagement and outreach, water quality monitoring and studies, and environmental education and training. Read More

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New Certified Robot Integrators were announced by RIA.

July 5, 2012

Ellison Technologies Automation, Intelligrated Systems Inc, and Progressive Machine and Design (PMD) are newest recipients of Certified Robot Integrator designation from RIA. RIA President Jeff Burnstein noted that "achieving certification will be valuable to integrators looking to showcase their capabilities and experience to users and suppliers alike." Burnstein also pointed out how program lets integrators benchmark their processes against best industry practices. Read More

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Symposium To Explore Impact of shale gas on vehicle development.

July 5, 2012

Taking place in Pittsburgh, PA on August 28, SAE 2012 Shale Gas Impact on Vehicle Development Symposium will focus on impact of natural gas vehicle adoption, shale exploration, and natural gas infrastructure on bi-fuel vehicle production. Attendees will gain understanding of energy policy related to natural gas exploration/CNG as well infrastructure developments. Additional topics will address market opportunities and regulatory environment. Read More