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ZigBee and ATA collaborate to advance telehealth solutions.

As part of liaison agreement, ZigBee® Alliance and American Telemedicine Association will educate health care professionals and consumers on benefits of telecommunications technologies. Groups will focus on capabilities of ZigBee Health Care, an open standard for secure monitoring and management of noncritical, low-acuity health care and wellness services. ZigBee Health Care offers telehealth...

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AIA leader's House testimony calls for stable space funding.

During testimony before House Science and Technology Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, J.P. Stevens, AIA's Vice President of Space Systems, stated that our nation's space programs need stable and robust funding to maintain U.S. leadership. Stevens also raised concerns about U.S. export control policies that are counter-productive for the space industry, negatively impacting America's...

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NTSB makes safety recommendations to NHTSA.

According to NTSB, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration should require all new motor vehicles weighing over 10,000 lb to be equipped with direct tire pressure monitoring systems. NHTSA should develop performance standards for newly manufactured motorcoaches to require that overhead luggage racks remain anchored during accident. Standards should also be developed for newly manufactured...

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NTSB makes safety recommendations to AASHTO.

According to NTSB, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials should work with FHA to establish performance and selection guidelines for bridge owners to use to develop objective warrants for high-performance Test Level Four, Five, and Six bridge railings applicable to new construction and rehabilitation projects where railing replacement is determined to be appropriate....

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FAA proposes limits on companies hiring FAA inspectors.

In move to prevent conflicts of interests that could affect aviation safety, FAA is proposing to put limits on airlines and other operators hiring FAA safety inspectors and their managers for 2 years after employees leave agency. Proposed rule would not keep operators from hiring former inspectors to serve in other positions such as aircraft dispatcher, flight attendant, maintenance technician,...

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SPie Meeting to show how specifying can benefit businesses.

Specifiers Properties information exchange, sponsored by National Institute of Building Sciences, will showcase how common data standard can help designers and specifiers to manage their requirements and select and specify products. Product manufacturers, including GE Lighting, Eaton, BASF, US Gypsum, Wheatland, and others, will show how their products can be distributed using buildingSMART...

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Dr. Nicholas J. Carino receives Walter C. Voss Award.

ASTM International's Walter C. Voss Award has been given to Nicholas J. Carino, Ph.D., a concrete technology consultant from Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Award is presented annually to engineer or scientist who has made notable contributions in field of building technology. Carino was honored for his outstanding contributions that have advanced state of knowledge and applications for nondestructive test...

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ATA reports decline in October passenger demand.

ATA reported that passenger revenue, based on sample group of carriers, fell 15% in October 2009 versus same month in 2008. This marks 12th consecutive month in which passenger revenue has declined from prior year, fueled primarily by 11th consecutive month of ticket price declines. Three percent fewer passengers traveled on U.S. airlines in October, while average price to fly one mile fell...

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ASTM invites involvement in catalysts standards development.

During virtual meeting, Committee D32 held open house for potential new members, which featured introduction to ASTM, explanation of Committee's mission, and highlights of committee's active task groups. Primary focus of D32 has been on heterogeneous catalysts, including refining and petrochemical applications, raw catalytic materials, and finished catalyst systems. Committee hopes to expand to...

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AIA Leadership signs Global Principles of Business Ethics.

Member companies of the Executive Committee of AIA's Board of Governors have signed on to Global Principles of Business Ethics for the Aerospace and Defense Industry, setting stage for other companies across industry to join. Endorsed by AIA and Aerospace and Defense Industries Association of Europe, Global Principles address business conduct as it relates to zero tolerance of corruption, use of...

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