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SPE announces SPE Foundation scholarship recipients.

SPE has announced the winners of the 2016 scholarship program administered by SPE Foundation, including 42 scholarships totaling over $110,000. Awards are made to students who have demonstrated or expressed an interest in the plastics industry. SPE Foundation supports the development of plastics professionals by funding and supporting quality educational programs, scholarships, and student...

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IPC announces ESD Control certification courses.

Together with EOS/ESD Association, Inc., IPC has developed standardized ESD training and certification courses for the electronics industry, addressing ESD controls and best practices. Online ESD Certification Program allows users to validate their knowledge and skills by passing an exam on ESD principles. Delivered on IPC learning management system, IPC EDGE, courses will provide professional...

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EPA acts on new chemical law to fast-track 5 chemicals.

EPA is taking swift steps to carry out requirements in the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act and to reduce exposure to certain persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic chemicals. Five chemicals to receive expedited action are: Decabromodiphenyl ethers (DecaBDE), Hexachlorobutadiene (HCBD), Pentachlorothio-phenol (PCTP), Tris...

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EPA Urban Waters Grants help revitalize communities.

In total, $1.3 million will be awarded by U.S. EPAÂ- to 22 organizations in 18 states to help protect and restore urban waters as well as support community revitalization and other local priorities. Urban Waters grantees will inform and engage residents in stormwater management and pursue community-based plans to address pollution in waterways. Projects will address trash in...

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AIM Introduces New RFID Standard for healthcare industry.

Medical Electrical Equipment & System Electromagnetic Immunity Test for Exposure to RFID Readers provides specialized guidance on testing non-implantable medical devices to determine immunity to emissions from radio frequency identification (RFID) systems. Included test procedures are based on experimental results from several AIM members, and test protocols are included for major commercial...

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Solar Laboratory works to ensure global measurement accuracy.

This September, scientists and engineers drove up South Table Mesa to the Solar Radiation Research Laboratory at NREL in Golden, Colorado. Researchers utilized telescope-like instruments, designed for measuring direct beam solar irradiance, and pointed them at the sun to record data for the 19th NREL Pyrheliometer Comparisons. This year's NPC functioned to ensure that devices used for...

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Scientists Devise Imaging Method for disc shedding in human eyes.

As published inÂ- Biomedical Optics Express from Optical Society (OSA), Photoreceptor disc shedding in the living human eye" describes imaging method devised by scientists that detects disposal at level of individual photoreceptor cells. Combination of adaptive optics and optical coherence tomography provides optical resolution that permits individual cells in retina to be captured...

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ANSI Committee stabilizes glow lamps designation standard.

NEMA announced that ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C78 stabilized ANSI C78.381 American National Standard for Electric Lamps—Method for the Designation of Glow Lamps, which describesÂ- designation system for glow lamps. This standard is is available in hard copy or via electronic download. As secretariat of ANSI's ASC C78 for Electric Lamps, NEMA's Lighting Systems Division...

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Jonathan Stewart appointed to clean energy advisory committee.

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced appointment of Jonathan Stewart, government relations manager at NEMA, and 33 others to the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee. Stewart has worked as government relations manager at NEMA since June of 2013. In this capacity, he reports to broad spectrum of member manufacturers on federal and international legislative and...

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OSA applauds Final Rule for Export Control Reform.

OSA issued statement regarding the announcement of Final Rule for Category XII of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations that controls export and import of optics and photonics commodities, including laser components and systems, and describes which items have been removed from U.S. Munitions List and placed on less restrictive Commerce Control List. According to Elizabeth Rogan, CEO of...

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