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Solar Energy Progresses in the United States

Industry Sectors: 
Energy
Despite the recession, solar is growing. The solar industry saw 37 percent growth in 2009 and supported 17,000 new American jobs that cannot be... more


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Standards Opportunities and Challenges

The new Subcommittee on Standards was established under the National Science and Technology Council to promote leadership engagement by the federal... more


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Buildings, Engineering and Standards

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Construction
Werner Gumpertz: The intersections are not accidental; they are part of the work. You can’t really separate the two. Standards define material... more


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Standards: A View from Korea

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ASTM Headquarters News
With international trade becoming liberalized under the World Trade Organization system and information technology making nations around the world... more


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Technology, Standards and Today's SDOs

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Standards Development Tips
Historically, standards have come from industry-specific standards setting organizations, especially in the U.S., with its private sector-dominated,... more


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Standards, Regulations and Incorporation by Reference

Industry Sectors: 
Construction
Safety
Medical
Chemicals
Energy
Consumer Products
Metals & Materials
Quality
Transportation
Environment
Incorporation by reference, and the related study and recommendations by the Administrative Conference of the United States, as well as the public-... more


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Global Business, Standards and Change

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Medical
Energy
Chemicals
Construction
Transportation
Quality
Environment
Metals & Materials
Safety
Consumer Products
From the perspective of a career in diplomacy and international business, Shaun E. Donnelly talks about business, standards and the challenges of... more


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Paradigms of Standards and Patents Systems

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Medical
Consumer Products
Safety
Chemicals
Environment
Quality
Metals & Materials
Construction
Transportation
Energy
Konstantinos Karachalios brings a global viewpoint to an 
interview about standards systems and patents from his years at the European Patent... more


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Standards in the United Arab Emirates

Industry Sectors: 
Construction
Consumer Products
The Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology holds responsibility for formulating and issuing national standards as well as adopting... more


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Manufacturing: Poised for Growth

Industry Sectors: 
Construction
Consumer Products
Metals & Materials
Safety
Environment
Transportation
Chemicals
Energy
Medical
Quality
Jay Timmons, chief executive of the National Association of Manufacturers, shares some insights... more

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