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Aluminum Industry states position on climate change policy.

Aluminum Industry publicized Position on Climate Change Policies," stating it recognizes climate change presents challenge that requires cooperative action on global basis and promotes international participation. Should U.S. adopt legislation regulating GHG emissions, industry seeks recognition of benefits of recycling toward GHG emissions reduction. Industry supports efficient and economically...

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Survey shows ad execs support media experimentation.

According to AAF Media Investment Survey 2007, ad executives are strongly committed to complementing traditional media by allocating portion of their budgets to new media properties and experimentation. Newspapers, network TV, and radio were ranked top 3 media categories other than magazines most in need of novel approach. Survey included close to 1,000 advertising industry leaders spread across...

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Missile Maneuvering System was successfully tested.

Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense program conducted successful ground test of upgraded Pulse Mode of Standard Missile 3 (SM-3) Solid Divert Attitude and Control System on March 29, 2007. This final ground test, if subsequent data analysis turns out to be as positive as initial results indicate, will provide for insertion of Pulse Mode, which adds additional thrust and maneuvering capabilities, into...

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ASC releases ASTM - ISO Standards Comparative Guide.

Commissioned by ASC, Chemsultants, Inc. developed ASTM - ISO Standards Comparative Guide, which provides general comparative reference of adhesive testing standards between ASTM International standards and related ISO standards. Initial repository of knowledge is limited to overall focus specific to general adhesive testing methods and does not address adhesive testing methodologies that may be...

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SME offers Value Stream Mapping course.

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers and Greater Boston Manufacturing Partnership have developed this course for manufacturing professionals focused on techniques of Value Stream Mapping. Two-day course teaches students how to document and quantify material and information flow within their organization, and provides guidance on how to envision, map, and plan for improvements to current flows....

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SOUTH-TEC comes to Charlotte October 2-4.

Held at Charlotte Convention Center, SOUTH-TEC includes 330 exhibits of latest manufacturing equipment and applications. It displays machining centers, cutting tools, and lathes, as well as emerging technologies and concepts, including advanced materials, lean manufacturing, and micro manufacturing. Broadening reach of SOUTH-TEC, SME Motorsports Charlotte connects exhibitors with decision-makers...

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NAM applauds comments on China CVD case.

Speaking before members of National Association of Manufacturers, Department of Commerce's Undersecretary for International Trade Frank Lavin said decision to apply U.S. anti-subsidy law to imports from China was merited by facts of case and department's ability to identify subsidies in China. Lavin said countervailing duty action has to be viewed in context with trade agenda, which also relies...

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FRA to regulate railroad employee's working hours.

Under a rail safety reauthorization bill submitted to the Congress, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) will address safety issues such as worker fatigue and will place emphasis on developing methods to systematically evaluate safety risks to hold railroads accountable for improving operational safety. Legislation also authorizes FRA to disqualify any individual as unfit for...

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ASME Turbo Expo 2007 to include sessions on microturbines.

At ASME Turbo Expo 2007 in Montreal, Canada, May 14-17, engineers and scientists will report on new research directions and experimentation in microturbine technology, as well as uses for small engines in distributed generation markets. Conference will include session by William E. Lear, Ph.D., designer of microturbine that generates electricity and provides cooling power, as well as sessions on...

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ANSI announces relaunch of standards education website.

ANSI has redesigned StandardsLearn.org, an e-learning portal to raise profile of standardization among general public and within academic community. Site contains 2 long-form and 2 short-form courses, reference materials such as acronyms database, and links to current national and international standards-setting activities and organizations. Standards Education Database includes information on...

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