Bytes and pieces: News you can use

Quality Expo Texas: Registration is open for the May 7-8 exposition and learning lab in Fort Worth.

Improving search for planets: The National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) has revived technology to find planets near distant stars.

Assessing food quality: Researchers from the University of Western Australia (UWA) are developing quality control systems for unprocessed and processed food items using infrared technology.

Tools for healthcare quality: Teams are less likely to miss life-saving steps when they use checklists during OR crises.