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NEMA Surge Arresters Section publishes guides and videos.

NEMA, on behalf of its Surge Arresters Section, has published 6 guides and accompanying videos on arresters. These include 4 guides on purchasing good quality arresters, an instructional document on protecting distribution lines from lightning, and a document on uses of transmission line arresters. Topics of these guides were chosen to educate utility buyers and engineers on the advantages of...

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NREL/DOE launch energy profiles for every U.S. city.

U.S. DOE and NREL have launched 2 new tools as part of Cities Leading through Energy Analysis and Planning project. City Energy Profile tool uses data science methodologies to derive city-specific data for 23,400 cities across U.S. In addition to estimates of electricity and natural gas use and costs by sector, tool generates energy market profiles that provide data on fuel types. Communities can...

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API Files Suit Against EPA for not adhering to CAA limitations.

API-filed lawsuit- challenges Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) final oil and natural gas sector rule calling for emission standards for new, reconstructed, and modified sources. Specifically, API challenges EPA's failure to adhere to specific limitations provided by Clean Air Act (CAA) on how the agency can develop regulations. Additionally, several industry groups...

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NASA names new chair for Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel.

Patricia Sanders has been named chair of the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel, a committee that reports to NASA and Congress on matters concerning agency's safety performance. Sanders served for 34 years in the federal government, retiring in 2008 as executive director of the Missile Defense Agency. As executive director, she was the senior civilian responsible for MDA's management and...

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ANSI Accredited Committee stabilizes glow lamp standard.

NEMA announced that ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C78 stabilized ANSI C78.385-1961 (S2016) Methods of Measurement of Glow Lamps. Standard outlines the procedures to be followed and the precautions to be observed in testing glow lamps. ANSI C78.385-1961 (S2016) can be purchased in hard copy or as electronic download on the NEMA website.

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NREL Technique improves perovskite solar cell conversion efficacy.

In collaboration with researchers at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, scientists at NREL devised- method to increase perovskite solar cells efficiency (19%), reliability, and reproducibility. Research involving hybrid halide perovskite solar cells shows treating them with methyl ammonium bromide solution repairs defects and thereby improves efficiency. Scientists converted low-quality...

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AAMA releases updated sealants document.

AAMA recently released updated document describing test procedures and specifications required for sealants. AAMA 800 document, Voluntary Specifications and Test Methods for Sealants," contains group of documents utilized in the construction and installation of fenestration products. Beginning with the 2016 publication, these documents remain connected, but have been separated as...

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SPE announces Best Paper Award winners.

Organizing committee for SPE® Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition announced Dr. Jackie Rehkopf Best Paper Award winners. Authors who received highest average ratings by peer reviewers include: Sebastian Goris, a doctoral student at University of Wisconsin-Madison; Dr. Ying Fan, a research engineer in Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Western University; and...

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CAS strengthens its commitment to science and innovation.

CAS, a division of American Chemical Society, announced 2016 SciFinder® Future Leaders program, which will be held Aug 15-20, providing selected international PhD students and postdoctoral researchers opportunities to collaborate with CAS scientists, innovators, and business leaders. Individuals will expand their professional network and build connections; strengthen SciFinder proficiency and...

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Ten Manufacturing Professionals elected to SME College of Fellows.

SME elected Joseph- Beaman, Sandra Bouckley, Hitomi Yamaguchi Greenslet, Behrokh Khoshnevis, Brad L. Kinsey, Ashok Kumar, Lonnie Love, ZJ Pei, Tony Schmitz, and Hong-Chao Zhang to its 2016 College of Fellows. In addition to contributions to manufacturing, 2016 honorees have, through teaching, leadership and guidance, helped students and young professionals in their own pursuits of advanced...

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