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EPA and DOJ Reach Settlement with Southern Coal Corporation.

U.S. EPA and DOJ announcedÂ- settlement with Southern Coal Corporation and 26 affiliated mining companies that requires upgrades to coal mining and processing operations to prevent discharges of polluted wastewater from Appalachian mines. Estimated cost of said measures is $5 million. Also, settlement requires establishment of $4.5 million letter of credit and standby trust...

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CMAA Bundles Specification 78 with complementary Spec 70 or 74.

Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA) is offering Specification No. 78, Standards and Guidelines for Professional Services Performed on Overhead and Traveling Cranes and Associated Hoisting Equipment, free of chargeÂ- with purchase of Specification Nos. 70 or 74. While Spec 78 is available as standalone, its subject matter supplements other aforementioned documents. CMAA seeks to...

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IPC Presented 75 Awards at fall meetings.

Committee Leadership, Special Recognition, and Distinguished Committee Service Awards were presented on September 26 at IPC's Fall Standards Development Committee Meetings in Rosemont, IL. These awards were given to individuals for their significant contributions, namely time and expertiseÂ- regarding development of electronics manufacturing standards, to IPC and the industry.

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FiO/LS Presentation will detail new light measurement device.

Hilbert-Space Analyzers: Basis-Neutral Modal Analysis via Generalized Optical Interferometry" will be presented at Frontiers in Optics (FiO)/Laser Science (LS) by Ayman Abouraddy on October 21, 2016. Scientists, in new research, developed Hilbert-space analyzer, which operates as generalized beam splitter by introducingÂ- generalized delay that avoids adding extra lengths in beam paths....

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Technique images multicore fibers in real-time for endoscopy.

Researchers from Aix Marseille UniversitÃ-© and Université Lille, in collaboration with optical scientists from University of Rochester, have proposed a new technique that simultaneously measures polarization states of light through numerous fiber cores in real-time. Technique paves the way for controlling light polarization state of multicore fibers, potentially enabling structural...

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EPA Requests Rebate Applications to reduce school bus emissions.

To help replace or retrofit older school buses, U.S. EPA will offer approximately $7 million in rebates to public school bus fleet owners. EPA's Janet McCabe explains that Modernizing school bus fleets across the country with retrofits, replacements, and idle reduction practices helps reduce children’s exposure to air toxics." Applications will be accepted from September 29 to November 1,...

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ASTM International honors Dr. Sudarsan Rachuri.

Dr. Sudarsan Rachuri received the 2016 ASTM International President’s Leadership Award, which recognizes individuals early in their ASTM career who have significantly advanced organization's mission through extraordinary accomplishment, example, and vision. Rachuri is serving as Editor-in-Chief of ASTM's new journal, Smart and Sustainable Manufacturing Systems, and is founding member...

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IPC and SMTA to jointly present conference.

IPC, in partnership with Surface Mount Technology Association, will host High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference, Oct 25–27. Conference will focus on electronics assembly and influence of cleanliness and coating on producing reliable hardware. Session topics include: processes for achieving reliability; cleaning materials, machines, rinsing, and process control; conformal...

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Industry Leaders to convene for OSA's 100th Annual Meeting.

From Oct 17-20, innovations from more than 600 scientific, technical, and educational presentations will be highlighted during OSA's 100th Annual Meeting, Frontiers in Optics 2016 in Rochester, NY. Meeting will cover breadth of optical science and engineering in 4 days of cutting edge content that highlights scientific breakthroughs and discoveries. Program also provides attendees with...

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Nobel Laureates to participate in Light the Future program.

OSA announced addition of 7 Nobel Laureates to its Light the Future" speaker series at FiO/LS, featuring theoretical physicist and futurist Dr. Michio Kaku, City College of New York, NY. Nobel Laureates include Nicolaas Bloembergen, Robert F. Curl, Roy Glauber, John L. Hall, W.E. Moerner, William D. Phillips, and David J. Wineland. Program will take place Oct 20 from 11:00–13:30 (EDT) at the...

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