ASTM-Sponsored Workshop explores smart textile applications.
ASTM International will sponsor Smart Textile Applications workshop, scheduled for February 1, 2012 in Atlanta, GA. As area of smart textiles is rapidly evolving, workshop will explore what is being done using smart textiles in various applications with goal of identifying areas where standards can support this emerging technology. Online registration opens approximately 8 weeks prior to workshop...Read More »
ASTM International Magazine launches new website.
Standardization News (SN), ASTM international's flagship magazine, has been redesigned and is available for free to all visitors at www.astm.org/standardization-news. Website offers frequently updated ASTM news organized into 10 industry sector gateways, which serve as Web portals to information about ASTM standards development activities, meeting and training course dates, publications, and...Read More »
Federal Agencies unite to help rural communities.
Developed by U.S. HUD, U.S. DOT, and EPA Partnership for Sustainable Communities in cooperation with USDA, Supporting Sustainable Rural Communities report is Obama Administration's latest effort to better coordinate federal programs for rural communities. Report presents sample funding mechanisms, technical assistance opportunities, and performance measures rural communities can use, and includes...Read More »
CO-LABS Research Awards recognized NREL contributions.
At CO-LABS' annual Governor's Awards for High-Impact Research, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper honored scientists and researchers for work in renewable energy, sustainability, disease prevention, and atmospheric science. Hickenlooper presented NREL's Jerry Olson with Foundational Technology award, for work on gallium-arsenide tandem cells. Also, DOE's NREL was recognized for Large-volume...Read More »
NFPA recognizes recipients of NFPA Innovation Award.
NFPA recognized design engineers Erling Skaar and Odd Arild Olsen as the recipients of the first-ever NFPA Innovation Award, given to individuals for using fluid power technology in innovative ways. Skaar and Olsen received award for their design of an energy efficient controller that also reduces carbon footprint of marine vessels. Add-on hydraulic technology reduces emissions dramatically by...Read More »
PTDA Announces 2012 Board of Directors, Manufacturer Council.
Mitch Bouchard will become PTDA president in January 2012, and those joining him on 2012 PTDA Board of Directors will include First Vice President Christopher Bursack, Second Vice President Ken Miko, Treasurer Keith Nowak, and Immediate Past President David Mayer. George Rizza, president of Rossi Gearmotor Division for Habasit America, assumes duties of PTDA Manufacturer Council chair in 2012 and...Read More »
PMI elects board slate and appoints new committee members.
PMI elected Stewart Yang, VP of engineering and faucet design for Kohler Co., Board President for the year 2012. Also elected to serve on 2012 PMI Executive Committee are Jeff Baldwin, engineering manager for T&S Brass and Bronze Works as First Vice President; Tim Kilbane, national sales manager for Symmons Industries as Second Vice President; and Fernando Fernandez, director of codes and...Read More »
Underwater Training Facility to be shared by NASA, NBL.
Raytheon Technical Services Co., NASA's contractor for operations at Sonny Carter Training Facility Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL), signed agreement to partner with Petrofac Training Services. Petrofac will use NBL to provide survival training for offshore oil and gas workers, and NASA will continue training International Space Station crews there for space walks. Oil field worker survival...Read More »
Cybersecurity Workforce Framework is open for public comment.
National Initiative on Cybersecurity Education (NICE) has published draft document that classifies typical duties and skill requirements of cybersecurity workers. NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework provides working taxonomy designed to fit into any organization's existing occupational structures. It organizes cybersecurity work into high-level categories ranging from design, operation, and...Read More »
NIST Physicists chip away at mystery of antimatter imbalance.
Team of researchers working at NIST has concluded 10-year study of the fate of neutrons in attempt to understand why there is an imbalance between matter and antimatter in the universe. Pieter Mumm, a physicist at NIST's Physical Measurements Lab and his collaborators used detector to explore neutron decay with greater sensitivity than was ever possible. Although analysis turned up no imbalance...Read More »