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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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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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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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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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Railroad Project will help ensure on-time performance.

Due to engineering project on Susquehanna River Bridge between Baltimore, MD and Wilmington, DE, trains will operate on single track from April 14 to June 4. Schedules of all southbound Acela Express, Regional, and long-distance trains operating between Wilmington and Washington, DC will be affected. Project involves upgrading Track 2 with 3,184 ties and about 1 mile of continuous weld rail....

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TEITAC holds meeting addressing 508 standards.

Telecommunications and Electronic and Information Technology Advisory Committee is reviewing standards for electronic and information technology procured by Federal agencies issued under section 508 of Rehabilitation Act and guidelines used to enforce Telecommunications Act. Committee explored framework for standards that could facilitate future updating on regular basis, which is considered...

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U.S. Access Board holds meeting on bus accessibility guidelines.

On January 10, 2007, the Board held an industry roundtable discussion on issues to address in the update of its guidelines for transportation vehicles issued under the ADA, to address new or variant forms of service, such as bus rapid transit. Bringing together representatives, including bus operators and manufacturers of buses, vehicle ramps and lifts, and securement devices, meeting focused on...

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Orbital Express Spacecraft launched successfully.

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency launched NextSat serviceable client satellite and prototype servicing spacecraft from Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., aboard Atlas V 401 booster. Deployed into circular, 492 km, low Earth orbit, they will demonstrate autonomous rendezvous and capture of client spacecraft, satellite-to-satellite refueling, and replacement...

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