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Aluminum Association sign MOU with Aluminum Association of India.

Aluminum Association has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Aluminium Association of India. Specifically, associations have agreed to cooperate in exchanging information on effective recycling programs, promoting aluminum as sustainable material, and health and safety programs. Other points include exchange of information on end use demand as well as data gathering techniques to...

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BIO announces topics for BIO CEO and Investor Conference.

Scheduled for Feb 13-14, 2012, 14th Annual BIO CEO and Investor Conference will cover latest investment trends within biotechnology industry. Event will host 10 sessions and 2 CEO fireside chats highlighting issues with FDA and trends in reimbursement. Therapeutic Workshops will cover topics such as oncology, companion diagnostics, neurological and cardiovascular diseases, while Business...

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Two NIST Members named IEEE Fellows for 2011.

George Arnold, National Coordinator for Smart Grid Interoperability, was cited by IEEE for leadership in architecture and protocols for the electric grid and telecommunication networks. John Suehle, leader of NIST's CMOS and Novel Devices Group, was cited for contributions to the understanding of thin gate dielectric films. Fellowship is conferred by IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with...

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EPA to help revitalize U.S. urban waters.

U.S. EPA announced it will provide up to $1.8 million for projects across the country to protect Americans' health and help restore urban waters by improving water quality and supporting community revitalization. Funding is part of EPA's Urban Waters program, which supports communities in their efforts to access, improve, and benefit from urban waters and surrounding land. Urban waters include...

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Funding Proposals Sought for precision measurement projects.

NIST is soliciting proposals for next round of funding in its Precision Measurement Grant Program (PMGP), which provides support for experiments to make novel, high-precision measurements of important physical properties or fundamental constants of nature. PMGP projects may run for up to 3 years, funded at $50,000 per year. NIST anticipates awarding up to $100,000 this year to fund first year of...

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NEMA publishes ANSI standard on parallel wired sockets.

NEMA has published ANSI C136.11-2011, which discusses medium and mogul screw base sockets used in multiple fixture circuits or in luminaires designed for parallel wired circuits. These are used in lighting roadways and other areas open to general use by public. Latest edition covers interchangeability of lamps, minimum safety standards for operating personnel, and minimum performance criteria. In...

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Proposed Standard addresses oral care product sensory practices.

ASTM WK34772, Guide for Sensory Evaluation of Oral Care Products, aims to standardize sensory practices currently being used in oral care products industry. Once approved, standard will be used by sensory practitioners, research and development organizations, consumer research practitioners, and others interested in evaluation of oral care products. Chairman of developing task group noted that,...

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Proposed Low Impact Paintball Standard is in development.

Proposed standard ASTM WK34588, Practice for Operation of Low Impact Paintball Game Fields, enables those in paintball industry to create low-impact games for potential players who might like to try paintball but are initially intimidated by its intensity. According to Paintball Training Institute president Bob McGuire, standard outlines game organization, management, and safety protocols that...

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New NREL Lab to help utilities see grid of the future.

NREL's Energy Systems Integration Facility is tackling challenge of keeping power grid running while introducing new technologies into complex system. NREL's researchers will be able to configure electric systems the way they would appear in the field and operate them at same level of power as utility uses. ESIF will also loop utilities' hardware into simulation environment so they can look at...

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AASHTO President Promotes Innovation during lean times.

Released by Transportation TV, Presidential Profile video features 2012 AASHTO President Kirk T. Steudle discussing priorities as well as future challenges for AASHTO, industry, and state DOTs. Talking points include accelerating implementation of innovative solutions to hasten project delivery and save resources; utilizing asset and performance management solutions to generate data-driven...

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