Drone parachute system meets safety standard | Standards assist in fight against cybercrime | Robots part of contractor's plan to work faster
September 11, 2019
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Drone parachute system meets safety standard
A new drone parachute system recently met industry safety standards, making it eligible for Federal Aviation Administration certification and broader use.
Inside Unmanned Systems online (9/2019) 
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Standards assist in fight against cybercrime
Work on a comprehensive guide to help protect oceangoing vessels from cyberattack is currently underway. "Nowadays, as ships become more complicated, systems become more automated, the possibility that a bad actor can get in there and start messing with things is more likely," Robert Sheen of Ocean Shipholdings says.
ASTM International (9/10) 
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Robots part of contractor's plan to work faster
Utah chose hydrodemolition as an efficient way to replace concrete decking on 14 deteriorating bridges as part of an Interstate 70 overhaul. The state's contractor used Aquajet Aqua Cutter 710 robots for debris removal along with water collection, filtration and reuse.
Roads & Bridges online (9/4) 
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INDUSTRY FOCUS: Aerospace
New DOT committee to deal with aircraft, flight standards certification
Alan Stolzer, dean of the College of Aviation at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, has been named to the Department of Transportation's new Safety Oversight and Certification Advisory Committee, created to deal with such issues as aircraft and flight standards. "The committee's input will help the Department ensure the FAA remains the world's leader in aviation safety," Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Daytona Beach, Fla.) (9/9) 
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Some welds in EDF reactors fail to meet standards
France's EDF has reported that welds in multiple nuclear reactors in the country are not up to standards. Framatome reported to the energy company that there has been "a deviation from technical standards governing the manufacture of nuclear-reactor components."
CNBC (9/10) 
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Delta Airlines gets in the driverless car game
Delta Airlines is investing in driverless car research because robotic vehicles could improve the customer experience of airline passengers in need of making close connecting flights at large airports or delivering baggage that has been delayed to travelers. The airline announced it will work with researchers at Georgia Tech and Curiosity Lab, a smart city and autonomous vehicle lab controlled by Peachtree Corners, Ga., to test autonomous vehicles on a Georgia track.
The Business Journals (tiered subscription model)/Atlanta (9/8) 
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THE CUTTING EDGE
Glove that fits over prosthetic hand provides sensory perception
Researchers at Purdue University have created a glove equipped with multimodal sensors that provides prosthesis wearers with sensory perception. The glove enables a wearer to feel temperature, pressure and humidity, and researchers hope to expand its functions to include tactile and vibrational feedback.
New Atlas (9/4) 
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CAREER INSIGHTS
5 ways to beat work-related stress
It's difficult to overcome work stress without identifying what triggers it and talking about it with friends, writes Shanti Purnamasari. Organize your week by scheduling tasks and prioritizing 2-3 each day to lift the burden of an overwhelming workload.
Thrive Global (9/9) 
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ASTM NEWS
Video: Women in Standards
Watch President Kathie Morgan and four ASTM International members discuss the importance of gender diversity in standards development. View here.
YouTube (9/5) 
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