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Researchers Demonstrate electron beam can manipulate objects.

Are electron tweezers possible, by researchers from NIST and University of Virginia V.P. Oleshko and J.M. Howe, demonstrates that beams produced by electron microscopes can be used to look at nanoscale objects as well as move them around, position them, and theoretically assemble them. According to Oleshko, electron tweezers could potentially be a versatile and valuable tool for very fine...

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Cloud Computing Roadmap Draft is open for public comment.

Released for public comment, U.S. Government Cloud Computing Roadmap draft is designed to foster federal agencies' adoption of cloud computing, support private sector, improve information available to decision makers, and facilitate development of cloud computing model. Draft defines necessary high-priority requirements for standards, official guidance, and technology developments that need to be...

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Job Creation Initiative connects businesses and schools.

In fall 2011, SME Education Foundation is launching PRIME (Partnership Response in Manufacturing Education), designed to create strong partnerships between organizations, businesses and exemplary schools to provide comprehensive and community-based approach to manufacturing education. SME Education Foundation funding initiatives mirror policy proposals for improving STEM education outlined in...

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World of Asphalt 2012 to offer 70,000 net ft² of exhibit space.

Scheduled for March 13-15, 2012 World of Asphalt Show and Conference and co-located 2012 AGG1 Aggregates Forum and Expo will offer array of equipment, products, and services, including expanded emphasis on pavement maintenance. Space sales for AGG1 are on track to be a record-breaker with more than 26,000 net ft-² already reserved. Over 90 learning opportunities are available via People, Plants...

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NEMA publishes Annual Electrical Standards and Products Guide.

NEMA has published the 2012 edition of its Electrical Standards and Products Guide, a comprehensive listing of NEMA electrical standards as well as an extensive directory of manufacturers and their products. It is used by military, government, and private buyers who work in lighting, motors, and industrial controls as well as transmission and distribution, transportation, medical imaging,...

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Buildings Technology Report urges more detailed utility metering.

An interagency report by the Buildings Technology Research and Development Subcommittee of NSTC recommends systematic consideration of new metering technologies, called submetering, that can yield up-to-date, finely grained snapshots of energy and water usage in commercial and residential buildings to guide efficiency improvements. Report documents current state of submetering and provides...

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Electronic Circuit Document breaks down language barriers.

IPC-T-50J, Terms and Definitions for Interconnecting and Packaging Electronic Circuits contains nearly 400 new or revised terms, including terminology for chip scale and area array packaging, cable and wire harness technology, semiconductor packaging, assembly processing, moisture sensitive components, and microvia technology. Terms and definitions are written to provide clarity of detail, so...

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ANSI Members help K-12 schools earn A+ in energy efficiency.

Available as free download, Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings: Achieving 50% Energy Savings Toward a Net Zero Energy Building, is designed to help building owners, contractors, architects, and engineers achieve advanced levels of energy savings for specific types of buildings. Tool features recommendations for various climate zones, implementation tips, and real-life school...

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Fully Networked Car Workshop to focus on Car of the Future.

Scheduled for March 7-8, 2012, International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland will include Fully Networked Car workshop, which will focus on how international standards can support development of the car of the future and intelligent transport systems that will support it. Through series of roundtable panels and discussions, workshop will explore related topics, including electric vehicles and...

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Beyond Green(TM) Award Deadline extended to November 22.

SBIC 2011 Beyond Green(TM) High-Performance Building Awards entry deadline has been extended until November 22. In February 2012, SBIC will recognize buildings and initiatives that best exemplify 8 design objectives of high-performance building: sustainability, accessibility, aesthetics, cost-effectiveness, functionality, productivity, historical sensitivity, and safety and security. In addition...

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