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EPA releases list of cities with most Energy Star buildings.

EPA announced sixth annual list of top 25 U.S. metropolitan areas with the most Energy Star certified buildings. Energy Star certified buildings, including office buildings, schools, hotels, and retail stores, use an average of 35% less energy and are responsible for 35% less carbon dioxide emissions than typical buildings. Top 10 cities on the list include: Los Angeles; Washington, D.C.;...

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SME Leadership Series trains manufacturing leaders.

SME Leadership Series marked its 8th year with session in Atlanta, March 28–29. Interactive workshop provides workforce development to attendees by demonstrating how to create structure as a leader, examining why people choose to follow leaders, and highlighting behavioral traits of successful leaders. Through self-assessments, group exercises, roleplaying, and multimedia presentations,...

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IPC Elects Renee Michalkiewicz as TAEC chair for 2 years.

Renee Michalkiewicz, MIT, general manager, Trace Laboratories, Baltimore, has been elected chair of IPC Technical Activities Executive Committee (TAEC) for 2-year term. According to- Michalkiewicz, one of her goals include working with- TAEC task group to produce plans- to- improve standards development process and time required to go to publication. Michalkiewicz also urged consideration of...

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NEMA Industry Director named co-chair of Motor Summit 2014.

NEMA Industry Director, William Hoyt, has been named co-chair of Motor Summit 2014, which will be held October 7–9, 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland. According to Hoyt, the Motor Summit is an international opportunity for experts to discuss the latest developments in new motor technology and motor systems efficiency. Participants will debate global strategies and actions to overcome barriers to...

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Translucent Panel redirects sunlight to urban alleyways.

In dense urban centers, many people live and work in dim and narrow streets surrounded by tall buildings that block sunlight. To alleviate the problem, Egyptian researchers have developed a corrugated, translucent panel that- is mounted on rooftops and hung over the edge at an angle, where it spreads sunlight onto street below. Researchers describe their design in a paper published in Energy...

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Biotech Leader testifies at Congressional hearing.

The House Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises held a hearing titled Legislative Proposals to Enhance Capital Formation for Small and Emerging Growth Companies. Brian Hahn, Chief Financial Officer of GlycoMimetics, Inc. presented testimony at the hearing on enhancements to the capital markets that can increase access to investors and decrease unnecessary regulatory...

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BIO Honors Renee Ellmers as BIO Legislator of the Year.

BIO announced its selection of Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R-NC) as Legislator of the Year for 2013–2014. Calling Ellmers a champion of America's biotechnology industry, BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood cited her leadership and support of such critical issues as Medicare Part B, Medicare Part D, and release of sequestered of FDA user fees. Greenwood continued by praising Ellmers' work on...

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Registration opens for Smartforce Student Summit at IMTS 2014.

Held in conjunction with- International Manufacturing Technology Show,- Sept 8-13, Smartforce Student Summit gives students first-hand, interactive view of manufacturing technology, in addition to promoting careers in the industry. Students can engage with companies that specialize in products and programs for schools including machinery, robotics, machine simulators, 3D printers, and virtual...

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AMT Urges Action on 2014 bipartisan manufacturing agenda.

Letter sent by AMT's Board of Directors to U.S. congressional leadership requests action on- bipartisan manufacturing agenda in 2014. Specifically, said letter urges House and Senate leaders to consider legislation where common ground exists and points to several initiatives with bipartisan support that would strengthen U.S. manufacturing if enacted into law: reauthorization of America COMPETES...

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EPA awards over $9 million to universities for research.

U.S. EPA announced research grants to Arizona State University and the University of California, Santa Barbara to better understand the impacts of chemicals and nanomaterials throughout their life cycle—from design, manufacture, use, and disposal. This research will influence future scientists and decision makers to consider the associated benefits and consequences of chemicals, which will help...

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