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By Eileen De Guire / April 5, 2013

Leco to manufacture accredited reference materials under guidelines of A2LA accreditation program Leco Corp. has received accreditation for reference materials under the A2LA Accreditation Program for Reference Material Producers, in compliance with the International Standards Organization (ISO). The program sets forth criteria for the production of reference materials and certified reference materials based on the…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / May 15, 2012

This illustration depicts the shape of diamond tips used to apply pressure that uncovered important new properties in the memory medium GST. The inset represents the atomic structure of amorphous GST. Credit: Ming Xu, Johns Hopkins Univ. Check ’em out: Thanks for the memory: Researchers find room for more data storage in phase-change material A team…

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Giant solar farms in the works in China, India and U.S.

By / September 10, 2009

First Solar announced yesterday that it and the Chinese government had agreed upon a memorandum of understanding that, if a few more bridges are crossed, will result in a 2 gigawatt solar power plant in Ordos City, Inner Mongolia, China. That’s a huge plant. A story in today’s Wall Street Journal reports that it will…

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Chevron taps CST to get more oil

By / August 25, 2009

Chevron disclosed plans to use concentrated solar thermal technology from Brightsource Energy to enhance oil recovery from an aging well in central California. That’s right. They are using the solar energy to make it easier for them to get at the fossil fuels. But at least they are making the process, itself, greener. The system…

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