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Future Electronics

President Robert Miller and Future Electronics Host Free DevCon Seminars

Pointe Claire, Quebec- –- Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, and its President, Robert Miller, are hosting several free informational DevCon seminars. The seminars will present the building blocks of the new Renesas Synergy platform, with experts providing educational insight on the following topics: - Deep dive into the Renesas Synergy Software...

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national renewable energy lab (nrel)

NREL puts claims for solar cell efficiency to the test.

To test how effective a photovoltaic device is, NREL uses solar simulators that can produce from 1-sun—which equals 1,000 W/m-²—to about 2,000 suns. Solar Cell Efficiency Tables list records set by 23 different technologies. NREL validated 6 records, including one for mechanically stacked solar cell made of gallium indium phosphide and crystalline silicon that was developed jointly by NREL...

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American National Standards Institute

US DOT Report addresses dedicated short-range communications.

U.S. DOT released report to Congress assessing status of dedicated short-range communications technology and applications for short-range communications between vehicles and infrastructures. While report found that DSRC is ready for deployment and emphasized that DSRC-based technologies offer a path to a safer and more efficient surface transportation system, it also revealed that DOT is aiming...

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American Society of Heating Refrigerating & Air Conditioning Engineers

ASHRAE Calls for Papers for 2017 Winter Conference.

ASHRAE issued call for papers for 2017 Winter Conference in Las Vegas, NV (January 28 to February 1, 2017). Specifically, papers are being sought on conference's new tracks- as well as- other prevailing industry issues. These include rate of technology advancement, climate change, mission-critical design and operation advances, and more.- Abstracts for conference papers are due March 14, 2016,...

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American Society of Heating Refrigerating & Air Conditioning Engineers

Attendance was High for ASHRAE Winter Conference and AHR Expo.

Exceeding records from past 8 Winter Conferences (except Las Vegas 2011), there were 3,000+- people, hailing from 67 countries, who attended- 2016 ASHRAE Winter Conference in Orlando, FL from January 23–27. AHR Expo, held January 25–27, 2016, was co-sponsored by ASHRAE and- set- exhibitor space record by being first show outside of Chicago to break 400,000 ft-². It featured 2,063...

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ASTM International

ASTM Committee on Water honors Dr. Jay Gandhi.

Jay Gandhi, Ph.D., regulatory affairs manager at Metrohm USA (Friendswood, TX) received ASTM International Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow for his work on ASTM Committee D19 on Water. ASTM member since 2003, Gandhi- contributed to development of several standard test methods and interlaboratory studies related to inorganic constituents in water. He has also developed several...

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national renewable energy lab (nrel)

NREL Method monitors materials during manufacturing.

NREL has issued patent for method that rapidly characterizes specialized materials during manufacturing without interrupting workflow. Characterization of materials is accomplished via wide-angular illumination on conveyor belt or roll-to-roll processing platform. Spectral imaging and reciprocal optics are then utilized to assess features such as thickness, surface conditions, and uniformity....

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Three Sixty Safety

HR Strategies promote employee health and safety.

While tasked with helping to ensure employee health and safety, human resource (HR) departments do not solely facilitate all components of employee wellbeing. Managers should, therefore, further encourage and sustain employee health and safety in the workplace. To accomplish this,- 4 practices are recommended: establishing open communication, implementation of strict safety policies,...

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NIST announces new round of SBIR program grants.

NIST Small Business Innovation Research program is announcing that its FY 2016 Federal Funding Opportunity is open. SBIR is a competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in federally funded- research and development- opportunities that have potential for commercialization. Phase I is used to determine the technical feasibility of the research and will close on April...

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Study helps assess biosimilarity of protein drugs.

Interlaboratory study of 4 versions of a therapeutic protein drug—all manufactured from living cells—reports that an established analytical tool akin to magnetic resonance imaging reliably assessed atomic structures of biologically similar products, yielding equivalent of a fingerprint for each. Described in Nature Biotechnology, findings demonstrate that 2D nuclear magnetic resonance...

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