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SME Recognizes Young Engineers for manufacturing achievements.

March 31, 2016 | Comments Off on SME Recognizes Young Engineers for manufacturing achievements.

Proffered by SME, Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineers Award honors recipients for their achievements in applications throughout manufacturing industry. Honorees in 2016 came from industry (David Blondheim Jr., Yujie Chen, Andy Henderson, Jaydee…

NIST Security Standard can protect credit cards.

March 31, 2016 | Comments Off on NIST Security Standard can protect credit cards.

NIST Special Publication 800-38G, Recommendation for Block Cipher Modes of Operation: Methods for Format-Preserving Encryption, specifies two techniques, called FF1 and FF3, for “format-preserving encryption,” or FPE. While the main commercial impetus for developing these techniques is credit card number encryption, another potential application is the anonymizing of personally identifiable information from databases, particularly those containing sensitive medical information.

AMCA International revises AMCA Publication 600.

March 31, 2016 | Comments Off on AMCA International revises AMCA Publication 600.

AMCA International Inc. announces revision of AMCA Publication 600, Application Manual for Airflow Measurement Stations. Guide is intended to assist designers and users with the proper application, performance considerations, selection, and limitatio…

DOE explores wind power to stabilize electric grid.

March 31, 2016 | Comments Off on DOE explores wind power to stabilize electric grid.

In 2015, researchers at National Wind Technology Center near NREL in Golden, CO, connected 1.5 MW wind turbine to the controllable grid interface test facility, which simulates real-time conditions of utility-scale power grid. DOE researchers are evaluating potential of wind farms to provide frequency-responsive back-up or “ancillary services” currently supplied to grid by conventional power plants. For the energy industry, this helps save time and resources while minimizing integration issues.

FAA selects 2 unleaded fuels for further testing.

March 31, 2016 | Comments Off on FAA selects 2 unleaded fuels for further testing.

As part of its ongoing efforts to develop an acceptable unleaded fuel for small airplanes, FAA has selected two unleaded fuels for further testing, helping general aviation community eliminate reliance on leaded fuel. Fuel formulations from Shell and…

EPA honors 2016 Energy Star Partners of the Year.

March 31, 2016 | Comments Off on EPA honors 2016 Energy Star Partners of the Year.

U.S. EPA and U.S. DOE are honoring 149 businesses and organizations in 35 states for their commitment to saving energy and protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. Recipients of the 2016 Energy Star Partner of the Y…

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