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Uranium enrichment management review: summary of analysis  

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In May 1980, the Assistant Secretary for Resource Applications within the Department of Energy requested that a group of experienced business executives be assembled to review the operation, financing, and management of the uranium enrichment enterprise as a basis for advising the Secretary of Energy. After extensive investigation, analysis, and discussion, the review group presented its findings and recommendations in a report on December 2, 1980. The following pages contain background material on which that final report was based. This report is arranged in chapters that parallel those of the uranium enrichment management review final report - chapters that contain summaries of the review group's discussion and analyses in six areas: management of operations and construction; long-range planning; marketing of enrichment services; financial management; research and development; and general management. Further information, in-depth analysis, and discussion of suggested alternative management practices are provided in five appendices

1981-01-01

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Uranium enrichment management review: summary of analysis  

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In May 1980, the Assistant Secretary for Resource Applications within the Department of Energy requested that a group of experienced business executives be assembled to review the operation, financing, and management of the uranium enrichment enterprise as a basis for advising the Secretary of Energy. After extensive investigation, analysis, and discussion, the review group presented its findings and recommendations in a report on December 2, 1980. The following pages contain background material on which that final report was based. This report is arranged in chapters that parallel those of the uranium enrichment management review final report - chapters that contain summaries of the review group's discussion and analyses in six areas: management of operations and construction; long-range planning; marketing of enrichment services; financial management; research and development; and general management. Further information, in-depth analysis, and discussion of suggested alternative management practices are provided in five appendices.

1981-01-01

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75 FR 69064 - Draft Toxicological Review of Hexavalent Chromium: In Support of Summary Information on the...  

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...Draft Toxicological Review of Hexavalent Chromium: In Support of Summary Information...Toxicological Review of Hexavalent Chromium: In Support of Summary Information...Toxicological Review of Hexavalent Chromium: In Support of Summary...

2010-11-10

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SKI review of SKB research programs 1992. Summary of considerations  

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Swedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate (SKI) has reviewed the research programs 1992 of the Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Co (SKB). This report presents a summary of the answers given by the authorities and institutions

1993-01-01

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Summary of Peer Review harmonisation activities - RCUK  

Two Classification workshops were organised, as a result of which the RCs have \\delivered to UK SBS ... content to create the required three-level research \\classification and reviewer matching structure. ... PDF format · Microsoft Excel \\Format ...

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Summary review statement (EBCD1) - ARCHIVE: Defra  

directly influence supply and indirectly, through example, influencing other \\organisations ... The table below shows the distribution of reviewers' grades for \\each aspect. The detail of ... the absence of literature (one of the main \\conclusions) as it ...

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Review and summary of RERTR'97  

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The 1997 RERTR meeting was the 20th annual meeting. Time to review the status of the program and to discuss the planned RERTR program speed. After years of agony there is still no sufficient activity in conversion studies and conversion of research reactors. Flanking measures are absolutely necessary to convince operators who have converted their reactors that they are not sitting alone in the rain. Some of these measures are very satisfying, e.g. the take back program of US origin fuel (free of charge for low income countries). The development of higher density fuel allows reactor operators to believe that they are not the only one to pay the penalties. The development of fuel for Russian reactors must be followed by a similar take back program to reduce the stockpiles. The light is being switched on again on this program. (author)

1998-03-29

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7 CFR Exhibit B to Subpart E of... - Summary Report of Civil Rights Compliance Reviews  

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...2009-01-01 false Summary Report of Civil Rights Compliance Reviews B...PROGRAM-RELATED INSTRUCTIONS Civil Rights Compliance Requirements...Subpart E of Part 1901âSummary Report of Civil Rights Compliance Reviews...

2009-01-01

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75 FR 60454 - Draft Toxicological Review of Hexavalent Chromium: In Support of Summary Information on the...  

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...Draft Toxicological Review of Hexavalent Chromium: In Support of Summary Information...Toxicological Review of Hexavalent Chromium: In Support of Summary Information...on the draft assessment for hexavalent chromium will be held on November...

2010-09-30

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76 FR 20349 - Draft Toxicological Review of Hexavalent Chromium: In Support of Summary Information on the...  

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...Draft Toxicological Review of Hexavalent Chromium: In Support of Summary Information...Toxicological Review of Hexavalent Chromium: In Support of Summary Information...on the draft assessment for Hexavalent Chromium will be held on May 12,...

2011-04-12

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Columbia River System Operation Review final environmental impact statement. Summary  

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The Columbia River System Operation Review (SOR) is being conducted jointly by the US Army Corps of Engineers, the Bureau of Reclamation, and the Bonneville Power Administration. This summary of the SOR story begins where the Draft EIS summary left off. It is divided into seven parts, each of which reports some aspect of the study's outcome: Part 1 is a history. The SOR was not a simple study on any level, and to understand the EIS alternatives, some background is necessary. Part 2 reports the major findings of the technical analysis of alternative system operating strategies, and presents the agencies' Preferred Alternative. Part 3 explains actions the agencies may take with respect to the Columbia River Regional Forum, the Pacific Northwest Coordination Agreement, and the Canadian Entitlement Allocation Agreements. Part 4 presents the Purpose and Need, elements at the core of any Federal EIS. It includes a map showing the Columbia River Basin and information on the affected Federal projects. Part 5 describes the substantial public participation and outreach that occurred during the SOR, and Part 6 summarizes efforts to incorporate the Tribal perspective into the study. Part 7 describes other activities that will be taking place in the next few years, which are related to and build upon the SOR

1995-01-01

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76 FR 69736 - Draft Toxicological Review of Vanadium Pentoxide: In Support of Summary Information on the...  

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...EPA-HQ-ORD-2011-0738] Draft Toxicological Review of Vanadium Pentoxide: In Support of Summary Information...titled, ``Toxicological Review of Vanadium Pentoxide: In Support of Summary Information...period 30 days at the request of the Vanadium Producers and Reclaimers...

2011-11-09

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76 FR 60825 - Draft Toxicological Review of Vanadium Pentoxide: In Support of Summary Information on the...  

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...EPA-HQ-ORD-2011-0738] Draft Toxicological Review of Vanadium Pentoxide: In Support of Summary Information...entitled, ``Toxicological Review of Vanadium Pentoxide: In Support of Summary Information...listening session on the draft assessment for vanadium pentoxide will be held on...

2011-09-30

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RTD Biodiesel (B20) Transit Bus Evaluation: Interim Review Summary.  

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A summary of the data National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) collected from a project to evaluate the in-use performance of buses from the Regional Transportation District of Denver operating on B20.

K. Proc R. Barnitt R. L. McCormick

2005-01-01

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76 FR 21736 - Draft Toxicological Review of Methanol (Non-Cancer) in Support of Summary Information on the...  

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...EPA-HQ-ORD-2009-0398] Draft Toxicological Review of Methanol (Non-Cancer) in Support of Summary...titled, ``Toxicological Review of Methanol (Non-Cancer): In Support of Summary...review draft IRIS Toxicological Review for methanol (EPA/635/R-09/013),...

2011-04-18

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Scrub Lupine ('Lupinus aridorum'). 5-Year Review: Summary and Evaluation.  

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This review was completed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's (Service) lead recovery biologist for this species who is located in the Jacksonville Field Office, Florida. We used peer-reviewed publications; interim and annual reports provided as part ...

2008-01-01

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Review of fusion research program: historical summary and program projections  

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This report provides a brief review of the history and current status of fusion research in the United States. It also describes the Federally funded program aimed at the development of fusion reactors for electric power generation

1976-01-01

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76 FR 36534 - Toxicological Review of Methanol (Non-Cancer): In Support of Summary Information on the...  

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...EPA-HQ-ORD-2009-0398] Toxicological Review of Methanol (Non-Cancer): In Support of Summary...assessment titled ``Toxicological Review of Methanol (Non- Cancer): In Support of Summary...to the draft Toxicological Review of Methanol (Non-Cancer) and announcing a...

2011-06-22

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Summary of DOE/PERF water program review.  

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For many years, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has supported and sponsored various types of water research relating to the oil and gas industry through its Office of Fossil Energy and its National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). In early 2005, the Petroleum Environmental Research Forum (PERF) submitted a proposal to DOE for funding an upcoming PERF meeting that would feature water research in the petroleum industry. PERF is a nonprofit organization created in 1986 to provide a stimulus to and a forum for the collection, exchange, and analysis of research information related to the development of technology concerning the petroleum industry, and a mechanism for establishing joint research projects in that field. Additional information on PERF can be accessed at http://www.perf.org. DOE agreed to provide funding to hold a review of its water research program in conjunction with the fall 2005 PERF meeting. Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne) was asked to coordinate and host the meeting, which was referred to as the DOE/PERF Water Program Review. The program review was held on November 1-4, 2005, in Annapolis, Maryland, at the Historic Inns of Annapolis. The purpose of the program review was to provide a forum for sharing information, reviewing current programs (especially recent unpublished research), and reviewing industry and regulatory needs regarding water use and reuse issues. PERF and DOE/NETL can use this information to plan for future water-related research projects. The water program review provided a unique opportunity in several ways. First, DOE was able to have all of the contractors currently receiving DOE funds for water research present in one room at the same time. Each contractor described his or her research and was able to learn about the research being conducted by the other researchers. Second, this forum allowed representatives of many large oil and gas companies to hear about the DOE research projects and offer their reactions to DOE and the researchers. Third, most oil and gas meetings focus on either upstream (the exploration and production sector) or downstream (the refining sector) issues. Typically, there is little overlap in content between the two industry sectors. At the program review, attendees with upstream and downstream orientations were able to spend much of their time in joint sessions and could learn more about the other sector.

Veil, J.; Gasper, J.; Puder, M.; Leath, P.; Environmental Science Division

2006-01-31

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Serum tumor markers in pediatric osteosarcoma: a summary review  

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Osteosarcoma is the most common primary high-grade bone tumor in both adolescents and children. Early tumor detection is key to ensuring effective treatment. Serum marker discovery and validation for pediatric osteosarcoma has accelerated in recent years, coincident with an evolving understanding of molecules and their complex interactions, and the compelling need for improved pediatric osteosarcoma outcome measures in clinical trials. This review gives a short overview of serological markers...

Savitskaya, Yulia A.; Rico-marti?nez, Genaro; Linares-gonza?lez, Luis Miguel; Delgado-cedillo, Ernesto Andre?s; Te?llez-gastelum, Rene?; Alfaro-rodri?guez, Alfonso Benito; Redo?n-tavera, Antonio; Ibarra-ponce Leo?n, Jose? Clemente

2012-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Serum tumor markers in pediatric osteosarcoma: a summary review  

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Abstract Osteosarcoma is the most common primary high-grade bone tumor in both adolescents and children. Early tumor detection is key to ensuring effective treatment. Serum marker discovery and validation for pediatric osteosarcoma has accelerated in recent years, coincident with an evolving understanding of molecules and their complex interactions, and the compelling need for improved pediatric osteosarcoma outcome measures in clinical trials. This review gives a short overview of ...

Savitskaya Yulia A; Rico-Martínez Genaro; Linares-González Luis Miguel; Delgado-Cedillo Ernesto Andrés; Téllez-Gastelum René; Alfaro-Rodríguez Alfonso Benito; Redón-Tavera Antonio; Ibarra-Ponce de León José Clemente

2012-01-01

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Summary review of rock mechanics workshop on radioactive waste disposal  

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Presentations, critiques and recommendations for the disposal of commercial radioactive waste based upon an analysis of the information presented at the Rock Mechanics Review/Workshop, Denver, Colorado, December 16-17, 1976 are summarized. The workshop, comprised of both formal and informal sessions, with about 50 participants, was hosted by RE/SPEC Inc. and Dr. Paul F. Gnirk, President and was sponsored by the Office of Waste Isolation (OWI), led by Dr. William C. McClain. The panel of reviewers, responsible for this report, consisted of Neville L. Carter, Richard E. Goodman, and Robert H. Merrill. These panel members were selected not only on the basis of their experience in various aspects of Rock Mechanics and Mining Engineering but also because they have had no previous active participation in problems concerning disposal of radioactive waste. By way of a general comment, the review panel was very favorably impressed with the Rock Mechanics research efforts, supported by OWI, on this problem and with the level of technical competence of those carrying out the research. Despite the rather preliminary nature of the results presented and the youth of the program itself, it is clear that the essential ingredients for a successful program are at hand, especially as regards disposal in natural salt formations. These include laboratory studies of appropriate rock deformation, numerical analyses of thermal and mechanical stresses around openings, and in situ field tests. We shall comment on each of these three major areas in turn. We shall then offer recommendations for their improvement, and, finally, we shall make more general recommendations for future considerations of the OWI radioactive waste disposal program.

Carter, N.L.; Goodman, R.E.; Merrill, R.H.

1977-02-07

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Summary review of rock mechanics workshop on radioactive waste disposal  

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Presentations, critiques and recommendations for the disposal of commercial radioactive waste based upon an analysis of the information presented at the Rock Mechanics Review/Workshop, Denver, Colorado, December 16-17, 1976 are summarized. The workshop, comprised of both formal and informal sessions, with about 50 participants, was hosted by RE/SPEC Inc. and Dr. Paul F. Gnirk, President and was sponsored by the Office of Waste Isolation (OWI), led by Dr. William C. McClain. The panel of reviewers, responsible for this report, consisted of Neville L. Carter, Richard E. Goodman, and Robert H. Merrill. These panel members were selected not only on the basis of their experience in various aspects of Rock Mechanics and Mining Engineering but also because they have had no previous active participation in problems concerning disposal of radioactive waste. By way of a general comment, the review panel was very favorably impressed with the Rock Mechanics research efforts, supported by OWI, on this problem and with the level of technical competence of those carrying out the research. Despite the rather preliminary nature of the results presented and the youth of the program itself, it is clear that the essential ingredients for a successful program are at hand, especially as regards disposal in natural salt formations. These include laboratory studies of appropriate rock deformation, numerical analyses of thermal and mechanical stresses around openings, and in situ field tests. We shall comment on each of these three major areas in turn. We shall then offer recommendations for their improvement, and, finally, we shall make more general recommendations for future considerations of the OWI radioactive waste disposal program

1976-12-17

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Summary of the October 1996 IASCC Review Meeting  

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The seventh Irradiation Assisted Stress Corrosion Cracking (IASCC) review meeting was held in Halden on the 30th and 31st of October 1996. A total of 22 participants from 9 different countries attended the meeting, which was chaired by Dr. J. L. Nelson (EPRI, USA). During the meeting, results from investigations currently in progress were presented and the status of developmental work was described. The meeting was concluded by discussing priorities for the 1997-1999 period and defining action items and recommendations for experimental work that either is planned or is already in progress. (author)

1997-01-01

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A Multistate Review of Professional Teaching Standards. Summary. Issues & Answers. REL 2009-No. 075  

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This document presents a summary of a larger report that reviews teaching standards in six states (California, Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, Ohio, and Texas) focuses on the structure, target audience, and selected content of the standards to inform California's revision of its teaching standards. The report was developed at the request of key…

White, Melissa Eiler; Makkonen, Reino; Stewart, Kari Becker

2009-01-01

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Serum tumor markers in pediatric osteosarcoma: a summary review  

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Full Text Available Abstract Osteosarcoma is the most common primary high-grade bone tumor in both adolescents and children. Early tumor detection is key to ensuring effective treatment. Serum marker discovery and validation for pediatric osteosarcoma has accelerated in recent years, coincident with an evolving understanding of molecules and their complex interactions, and the compelling need for improved pediatric osteosarcoma outcome measures in clinical trials. This review gives a short overview of serological markers for pediatric osteosarcoma, and highlights advances in pediatric osteosarcoma-related marker research within the past year. Studies in the past year involving serum markers in patients with pediatric osteosarcoma can be assigned to one of four categories, i.e., new approaches and new markers, exploratory studies in specialized disease subsets, large cross-sectional validation studies, and longitudinal studies, with and without an intervention. Most of the studies have examined the association of a serum marker with some aspect of the natural history of pediatric osteosarcoma. As illustrated by the many studies reviewed, several serum markers are emerging that show a credible association with disease modification. The expanding pool of informative osteosarcoma-related markers is expected to impact development of therapeutics for pediatric osteosarcoma positively and, it is hoped, ultimately clinical care. Combinations of serum markers of natural immunity, thyroid hormone homeostasis, and bone tumorigenesis may be undertaken together in patients with pediatric osteosarcoma. These serum markers in combination may do better. The potential effect of an intrinsic dynamic balance of tumor angiogenesis residing within a single hormone (tri-iodothyronine is an attractive concept for regulation of vascularization in pediatric osteosarcoma.

Savitskaya Yulia A

2012-03-01

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75 FR 1617 - Draft Toxicological Review of Methanol: In Support of the Summary Information in the Integrated...  

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...EPA-HQ-ORD-2009-0398] Draft Toxicological Review of Methanol: In Support of the Summary Information...document titled ``Toxicological Review of Methanol: In Support of Summary Information on...the draft IRIS health assessment for methanol will be held on February 23,...

2010-01-12

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75 FR 59716 - Draft Toxicological Review of Urea: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk...  

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...EPA-HQ-ORD-2010-0633] Draft Toxicological Review of Urea: In Support of Summary Information on...assessment titled, ``Toxicological Review of Urea: In Support of Summary Information on...listening session on the draft assessment for urea will be held on November 16, 2010,...

2010-09-28

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Summary-of-findings tables in Cochrane reviews improved understanding and rapid retrieval of key information.  

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OBJECTIVE: To measure the effects of a summary-of-findings (SoF) table on user satisfaction, understanding, and time spent finding key results in a Cochrane review. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: We randomized participants in an evidence-based practice workshop (randomized controlled trial [RCT] I) and a Cochrane Collaboration entities meeting (RCT II) to receive a Cochrane review with or without an SoF table. In RCT I, we measured user satisfaction. In RCT II, we measured correct comprehension an...

Rosenbaum, Sarah Ellen; Glenton, Claire; Oxman, Andrew David

2010-01-01

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NRC review of Electric Power Research Institute's Advanced Light Reactor Utility Requirements Document - Program summary, Project No. 669  

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The staff of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has prepared Volume 1 of a safety evaluation report (SER), ''NRC Review of Electric Power Research Institute's Advanced Light Water Reactor Utility Requirements Document -- Program Summary,'' to document the results of its review of the Electric Power Research Institute's ''Advanced Light Water Reactor Utility Requirements Document.'' This SER provides a discussion of the overall purpose and scope of the Requirements Document, the background of the staff's review, the review approach used by the staff, and a summary of the policy and technical issues raised by the staff during its review

1992-01-01

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Summary of the planning, management, and evaluation process for the Geothermal Program Review VI conference  

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The purpose of this document is to present an overview of the planning, facilitation, and evaluation process used to conduct the Geothermal Program Review VI (PR VI) conference. This document was also prepared to highlight lessons learned from PR VI and, by utilizing the evaluation summaries and recommendations, be used as a planning tool for PR VII. The conference, entitled Beyond Goals and Objectives,'' was sponsored by the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Geothermal Technology Division (GTD), PR VI was held in San Francisco, California on April 19--21, 1988 and was attended by 127 participants. PR VI was held in conjunction with the National Geothermal Association's (NGA) Industry Round Table. This document presents a brief summary of the activities, responsibilities, and resources for implementing the PR VI meeting and provides recommendations, checklists, and a proposed schedule for assisting in planning PR VII.

1988-10-01

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Review and summary of the LLNL Waste Manage Hazard Assessment project  

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The Waste Management Hazard Assessment project at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has been concentrated on study of hazards resulting from toxic material (either man-made or natural) buried underground. Its objective has been the development of rationale to support and assist in waste management programs. The project began in June 1979 and is scheduled for completion in September 1982. This paper presents a review and summary of highlights and accomplishments of the project. These include: development of the geotoxicity hazard index, analog modeling methodology, and various perspectives on the nature of risks related to radioactive waste management

1982-10-01

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75 FR 69065 - Draft Toxicological Review of Urea: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk...  

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...Risk Information System (IRIS)'' (EPA...Review of Urea: In Support of Summary Information...Risk Information System (IRIS)'' is...disabilities, or logistics for the external...health assessments to support the Agency's regulatory...risk management decisions designed to...

2010-11-10

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[Selected Reports from the Technical Seminar on Educational Wastage and School Drop-Outs, with Summary Review of Country Reports.  

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As a part of a study of educational wastage in Asian countries by the United Nations Educational, Scientific , and Cultural Organization, this summary review reports the incidence of dropout and retardation in public elementary schools in the countries included in the study (mainly Afghanistan, Malaysia, Nepal, and the Philippines). It is noted…

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand).

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Generating solutions : summary of the Electricity Sector Council's review of foreign credential recognition  

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The Electricity Sector Council has recognized the increasing requirement to recruit and retain internationally trained workers to offset the anticipated retirement of up to 40 per cent of skilled workers in this sector by 2014. This document provided a brief summary of the review of foreign credential recognition in Canada's Electricity Council which was prepared in February 2008. The purpose of the study was to capture a perceptive picture of Canada's electricity labour force and to assist the Electricity Sector Council in the potential development and implementation of strategies to facilitate the integration of internationally trained workers into Canada's electricity sector. This synopsis report presented the analysis of the study including a discussion of immigration trends; foreign credential recognition in Canada's electricity sector; immigration profiles by region; case study profiles; and recommendations. It was recommended that resources be researched, developed and provided in order to help stakeholders attract, recruit, retain and integrate internationally trained workers. 2 refs.

NONE

2008-03-15

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Radiation effects in solids, including ion implantation - a summary of the conclusions and recommendations of a review panel 1980  

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A summary is given of the conclusions and recommendations of a review panel of the SERC physics committee looking at university research in the field of radiation effects in solids including ion implantation. Stimulation and growth of SERC research grant support for ion implantation and related studies, development of the field, quality of current university research activities and future growth areas are all examined. (U.K.)

1980-01-01

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75 FR 45112 - Draft Toxicological Review of Hexachloroethane: In Support of Summary Information on the...  

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...Risk Information System (IRIS)'' (EPA...Hexachloroethane: In Support of Summary Information...Risk Information System (IRIS)'' is...disabilities, or logistics for the external...health assessments to support the Agency's regulatory...risk management decisions designed to...

2010-08-02

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75 FR 50761 - Draft Toxicological Review of Dichloromethane: In Support of Summary Information on the...  

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...Risk Information System (IRIS)'' (EPA...Dichloromethane: In Support of Summary Information...Risk Information System (IRIS)'' is...disabilities, or logistics for the external...health assessments to support the Agency's regulatory...risk management decisions designed to...

2010-08-17

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77 FR 5797 - Draft Toxicological Review of Vanadium Pentoxide: In Support of Summary Information on the...  

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...Risk Information System (IRIS)'' (EPA...Vanadium Pentoxide: In Support of Summary Information...Risk Information System (IRIS)'' is...disabilities, or logistics for the external...health assessments to support the Agency's regulatory...risk management decisions designed to...

2012-02-06

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SUMMARY REVIEW OF THE HEALTH EFFECTS ASSOCIATED WITH PROPYLENE OXIDE: HEALTH ISSUE ASSESSMENT  

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The report provides a brief summary of the data available on the health effects of exposure to propylene oxide. Emphasis is placed on determining whether there is evidence to suggest that propylene oxide exerts effects on human health under conditions and at concentrations common...

 
 
 
 
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Market Values Summary/December Market Review/Current Market Data  

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A summary of financial data for the 1994 uranium market is provided. Price ranges for the restricted and unrestricted markets, conversion, and separative work are listed. Detailed transactions are listed for enrichment services, enriched uranium product, sales and loans, uranium supply and demand, conversion supply and demand, and separative work supply and demand. Previous 6-month and yearly values are noted. A table of market values expressed in selected currencies is also provided.

NONE

1995-01-01

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Annual DOE active solar heating and cooling contractors' review meeting. Premeeting proceedings and project summaries  

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Ninety-three project summaries are presented which discuss the following aspects of active solar heating and cooling: Rankine solar cooling systems; absorption solar cooling systems; desiccant solar cooling systems; solar heat pump systems; solar hot water systems; special projects (such as the National Solar Data Network, hybrid solar thermal/photovoltaic applications, and heat transfer and water migration in soils); administrative/management support; and solar collector, storage, controls, analysis, and materials technology. (LEW)

None,

1981-09-01

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Executive Summary; Performance Review of USOE's ESEA Title I Evaluation Technical Assistance Program.  

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This report summarizes the opinions, conclusions, and recommendations expressed by a review panel with regard to the performance of the United States Office of Education's 10 Technical Assistance Centers (TACs). Background information concerning the functions and major components of the TAC system and the methodology of the review is provided.…

Hope Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.

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Report of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Piping Review Committee. Volume 5. Summary - Piping Review Committee conclusions and recommendations  

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This document summarizes a comprehensive review of NRC requirements for Nuclear Piping by the US NRC Piping Review Committee. Four topical areas, addressed in greater detail in Volumes 1 through 4 of this report, are included: (1) Stress Corrosion Cracking in Piping of Boiling Water Reactor Plants; (2) Evaluation of Seismic Design; (3) Evaluation of Potential for Pipe Breaks; and (4) Evaluation of Other Dynamic Loads and Load Combinations. This volume summarizes the major issues, reviews the interfaces, and presents the Committee's conclusions and recommendations for updating NRC requirements on these issues. This report also suggests research or other work that may be required to respond to issues not amenable to resolution at this time

1985-01-01

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Dialogue-Oriented Review Summary Generation for Spoken Dialogue Recommendation Systems  

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In this paper we present an opinion summarization technique in spoken dialogue systems. Opinion mining has been well studied for years, but very few have considered its application in spoken dialogue systems. Review summarization, when applied to real dialogue systems, is much more complicated than pure text-based summarization. We conduct a systematic study on dialogue-system-oriented review analysis and propose a three-level framework for a recommendation dialogue system. In previous work w...

Liu, Jingjing; Seneff, Stephanie; Zue, Victor

2010-01-01

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Expert initial review of Columbia River Basin salmonid management models: Summary report  

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Over the past years, several fish passage models have been developed to examine the downstream survival of salmon during their annual migration through the Columbia River reservoir system to below Bonneville Dam. More recently, models have been created to simulate the survival of salmon throughout the entire life cycle. The models are used by various regional agencies and native American tribes to assess impacts of dam operation, harvesting, and predation on salmonid abundance. These models are now also being used to assess extinction probabilities and evaluate restoration alternatives for threatened and endangered salmonid stocks. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) coordinated an initial evaluation of the principal models by a panel of outside, expert reviewers. None of the models were unequivocally endorsed by any reviewer. Significant strengths and weaknesses were noted for each with respect to reasonability of assumptions and equations, adequacy of documentation, adequacy of supporting data, and calibration procedures. Although the models reviewed differ in some important respects, all reflect a common conceptual basis in classical population dynamic theory and a common empirical basis consisting of the available time series of salmonid stock data, hydrographic records, experimental studies of dam passage parameters, and measurements of reservoir mortality. The results of this initial review are not to be construed as a comprehensive scientific peer review of existing Columbia River Basin (CRB) salmon population models and data. The peer review process can be enhanced further by a dynamic exchange regional modelers and scientific panel experts involving interaction and feedback

1993-01-01

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Summary of PERF air program review - August 22-23, 2007, Annapolis, Maryland.  

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For many years, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has supported and sponsored various types of environmental research related to the oil and gas industry through its Office of Fossil Energy and its National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). In November 2005, Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne) organized and coordinated a review of DOE's water research program in conjunction with the fall 2005 meeting of the Petroleum Environmental Research Forum (PERF). PERF is a nonprofit organization created in 1986 to provide a stimulus and forum for collecting, exchanging, and analyzing research information related to the development of technology for the petroleum industry and also to provide a mechanism for establishing joint research projects in that field. Additional information on PERF can be accessed at http://www.perf.org. The water program review was so successful that both DOE and PERF agreed that a second program review would be useful -- this time on air research and issues. Argonne coordinated the air program review, which was held in Annapolis, Maryland, on August 22 and 23, 2007. This report summarizes the presentations and related discussions that were part of the air program review. The full agenda for the program review is included as Appendix A.

Veil, J. A.; Schmalzer, D. K.; Leath, P. P.

2007-10-24

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Expert initial review of Columbia River Basin salmonid management models: Summary report  

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Over the past years, several fish passage models have been developed to examine the downstream survival of salmon during their annual migration through the Columbia River reservoir system to below Bonneville Dam. More recently, models have been created to simulate the survival of salmon throughout the entire life cycle. The models are used by various regional agencies and native American tribes to assess impacts of dam operation, harvesting, and predation on salmonid abundance. These models are now also being used to assess extinction probabilities and evaluate restoration alternatives for threatened and endangered salmonid stocks. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) coordinated an initial evaluation of the principal models by a panel of outside, expert reviewers. None of the models were unequivocally endorsed by any reviewer. Significant strengths and weaknesses were noted for each with respect to reasonability of assumptions and equations, adequacy of documentation, adequacy of supporting data, and calibration procedures. Although the models reviewed differ in some important respects, all reflect a common conceptual basis in classical population dynamic theory and a common empirical basis consisting of the available time series of salmonid stock data, hydrographic records, experimental studies of dam passage parameters, and measurements of reservoir mortality. The results of this initial review are not to be construed as a comprehensive scientific peer review of existing Columbia River Basin (CRB) salmon population models and data. The peer review process can be enhanced further by a dynamic exchange regional modelers and scientific panel experts involving interaction and feedback.

Barnthouse, L.W.

1993-10-01

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Technical Letter Report: Evaluation and Analysis of a Few International Periodic Safety Review Summary Reports  

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At the request of the United States (U.S.) government, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) assembled a team of 20 senior safety experts to review the regulatory framework for the safety of operating nuclear power plants in the United States. This review focused on the effectiveness of the regulatory functions implemented by the NRC and on its commitment to nuclear safety and continuous improvement. One suggestion resulting from that review was that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) incorporate lessons learned from periodic safety reviews (PSRs) performed in other countries as an input to the NRC’s assessment processes. In the U.S., commercial nuclear power plants (NPPs) are granted an initial 40-year operating license, which may be renewed for additional 20-year periods, subject to complying with regulatory requirements. The NRC has established a framework through its inspection, and operational experience processes to ensure the safe operation of licensed nuclear facilities on an ongoing basis. In contrast, most other countries do not impose a specific time limit on the operating licenses for NPPs, they instead require that the utility operating the plant perform PSRs, typically at approximately 10-year intervals, to assure continued safe operation until the next assessment. The staff contracted with Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne) to perform a pilot review of selected translated PSR assessment reports and related documentation from foreign nuclear regulatory authorities to identify any potential new regulatory insights regarding license renewal-related topics and NPP operating experience (OpE). A total of 14 PSR assessment documents from 9 countries were reviewed. For all of the countries except France, individual reports were provided for each of the plants reviewed. In the case of France, three reports were provided that reviewed the performance assessment of thirty-four 900-MWe reactors of similar design commissioned between 1978 and 1988. All of the reports reviewed were the regulator’s assessment of the PSR findings rather than the original PSR report, and all but one were English translations from the original language. In these reviews, it was found that most of the countries base their regulatory guidance to some extent (and often to a large extent) on U.S. design codes and standards, NRC regulatory guidance, and U.S. industry guidance. In addition, many of the observed operational technical issues and OpE events reported for U.S. reactors are also cited in the PSR reports. The PSR reports also identified a number of potential technical material/component performance issues and OpE events that are not commonly reported for U.S. plants.

Chopra, Omesh K. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Environmental Science Division; Diercks, Dwight R. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Nuclear Engineering Division; Ma, David Chia-Chiun [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Environmental Science Division; Garud, Yogendra S. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Environmental Science Division

2013-12-17

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Technical Letter Report: Evaluation and Analysis of a Few International Periodic Safety Review Summary Reports  

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At the request of the United States (U.S.) government, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) assembled a team of 20 senior safety experts to review the regulatory framework for the safety of operating nuclear power plants in the United States. This review focused on the effectiveness of the regulatory functions implemented by the NRC and on its commitment to nuclear safety and continuous improvement. One suggestion resulting from that review was that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) incorporate lessons learned from periodic safety reviews (PSRs) performed in other countries as an input to the NRC's assessment processes. In the U.S., commercial nuclear power plants (NPPs) are granted an initial 40-year operating license, which may be renewed for additional 20-year periods, subject to complying with regulatory requirements. The NRC has established a framework through its inspection, and operational experience processes to ensure the safe operation of licensed nuclear facilities on an ongoing basis. In contrast, most other countries do not impose a specific time limit on the operating licenses for NPPs, they instead require that the utility operating the plant perform PSRs, typically at approximately 10-year intervals, to assure continued safe operation until the next assessment. The staff contracted with Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne) to perform a pilot review of selected translated PSR assessment reports and related documentation from foreign nuclear regulatory authorities to identify any potential new regulatory insights regarding license renewal-related topics and NPP operating experience (OpE). A total of 14 PSR assessment documents from 9 countries were reviewed. For all of the countries except France, individual reports were provided for each of the plants reviewed. In the case of France, three reports were provided that reviewed the performance assessment of thirty-four 900-MWe reactors of similar design commissioned between 1978 and 1988. All of the reports reviewed were the regulator's assessment of the PSR findings rather than the original PSR report, and all but one were English translations from the original language. In these reviews, it was found that most of the countries base their regulatory guidance to some extent (and often to a large extent) on U.S. design codes and standards, NRC regulatory guidance, and U.S. industry guidance. In addition, many of the observed operational technical issues and OpE events reported for U.S. reactors are also cited in the PSR reports. The PSR reports also identified a number of potential technical material/component performance issues and OpE events that are not commonly reported for U.S. plants

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  

Task Ref: Task 3.1 Market Analysis and Best Practice Review of opportunities for increased Green Public Procurement in the South East Project Ref: LIFE08 ENV/UK/000208 Executive Summary Market Analysis of Green/Sustainable Procurement Opportunities in Public and Private Sectors in the South East of England…

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Near-term electric-vehicle program. Phase II. Mid-term review summary report  

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The general objective of the Near-Term Electric Vehicle Program is to confirm that, in fact, the complete spectrum of requirements placed on the automobile (e.g., safety, producibility, utility, etc.) can still be satisfied if electric power train concepts are incorporated in lieu of contemporary power train concepts, and that the resultant set of vehicle characteristics are mutually compatible, technologically achievable, and economically achievable. The focus of the approach to meeting this general objective involves the design, development, and fabrication of complete electric vehicles incorporating, where necessary, extensive technological advancements. A mid-term summary is presented of Phase II which is a continuation of the preliminary design study conducted in Phase I of the program. Information is included on vehicle performance and performance simulation models; battery subsystems; control equipment; power systems; vehicle design and components for suspension, steering, and braking; scale model testing; structural analysis; and vehicle dynamics analysis. (LCL)

1978-07-27

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75 FR 30825 - Draft Toxicological Review of Formaldehyde in Support of Summary Information on the Integrated...  

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2010-06-02

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Summary and review of hydrogen theoretical equation-of-state models at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory  

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A review and analysis of the hydrogen equations of state (EOS) at use at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory (LLL) are presented. Careful comparisons to experimental data and among EOS's are performed and evaluated. The new LLL hydrogen EOS (EOS95) and its representations produce the best agreement with experimental data and hydrodynamic simulation studies

1980-01-01

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Summary and review of hydrogen theoretical equation-of-state models at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory  

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A review and analysis of the hydrogen equations of state (EOS) at use at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory (LLL) are presented. Careful comparisons to experimental data and among EOS's are performed and evaluated. The new LLL hydrogen EOS (EOS95) and its representations produce the best agreement with experimental data and hydrodynamic simulation studies.

Graboske, H.C. Jr.; Wong, K.L.

1980-02-01

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Solar central receiver preliminary design studies: summary and review of contract results  

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Four different site-specific solar central receiver (SCR) system designs were developed, on a cost-shared basis, by four industrial design teams. The results of the four preliminary design studies are summarized and reviewed. Observations as to the accuracy and system level importance of the data are made. Comparisons are made of the designs, performance of the subsystems and the overall plants, capital and projected costs, operating and maintenance costs, solar plant revenues, and different tax benefits. (LEW)

Munjal, P.K.

1985-04-01

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Heart Disease and Left Ventricular Rotation – A Systematic Review and Quantitative Summary  

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Full Text Available Abstract Background Left ventricular (LV rotation is increasingly examined in those with heart disease. The available evidence measuring LV rotation in those with heart diseases has not been systematically reviewed. Methods To review systematically the evidence measuring LV rotational changes in various heart diseases compared to healthy controls, literature searches were conducted for appropriate articles using several electronic databases (e.g., MEDLINE, EMBASE. All randomized-controlled trials, prospective cohort and case–controlled studies that assessed LV rotation in relation to various heart conditions were included. Three independent reviewers evaluated each investigation’s quality using validated scales. Results were tabulated and levels of evidence assigned. Results A total of 1,782 studies were found through the systematic literature search. Upon review of the articles, 47 were included. The articles were separated into those investigating changes in LV rotation in participants with: aortic stenosis, myocardial infarction, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, dilated cardiomyopathy, non-compaction, restrictive cardiomyopathy/ constrictive pericarditis, heart failure, diastolic dysfunction, heart transplant, implanted pacemaker, coronary artery disease and cardiovascular disease risk factors. Evidence showing changes in LV rotation due to various types of heart disease was supported by evidence with limited to moderate methodological quality. Conclusions Despite a relatively low quality and volume of evidence, the literature consistently shows that heart disease leads to marked changes in LV rotation, while rotational systolic-diastolic coupling is preserved. No prognostic information exists on the potential value of rotational measures of LV function. The literature suggests that measures of LV rotation may aid in diagnosing subclinical aortic stenosis and diastolic dysfunction.

Phillips Aaron A

2012-06-01

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Non-specific symptoms in office workers; A review and summary of the epidemiologic literature  

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Epidemiologic research into the causes of non-specific symptoms among office workers has produced a variety of conflicting findings which are difficult to synthesize. This paper first discusses methodological issues important in the interpretation of epidemiologic studies, and then reviews the findings of 32 studies of 37 factors potentially related to office worker symptoms. Among environmental factors assessed, there were generally consistent findings associating increased symptoms with air-conditioning, carpets, more workers in a space, VDT use, and ventilation rates at or below 10 liters/second/person. Studies with particularly strong designs found decreased symptoms associated with low ventilation rate, short-term humidification, negative ionization, and improved office cleaning, although studies reviewed showed little consistency of findings for humidification and ionization. Relatively strong studies associated high temperature and low relative humidity with increased symptoms, whereas less strong studies were not consistent. Among personal factors assessed, there were generally consistent findings associating increased symptoms with female gender, job stress/dissatisfaction, and allergies/asthma. For other environmental or personal factors assessed, findings were too inconsistent or sparse for current interpretation, and there were no findings from strong studies. Overall evidence suggested that work related symptoms among office workers were relatively common, and that some of these symptoms represented preventable physiologic effects of environmental exposures of conditions. Future research on this problem should include blind experimental and case-control studies, using improved measurements of both environmental exposures and health outcomes. (au) (43 refs.)

Mendell, M.J. (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Industrywide Studies Branch, Cincinnati, OH (United States))

1994-12-01

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Selenium Supplementation for Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: Summary of a Cochrane Systematic Review.  

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Selenium supplementation in people with Hashimoto's thyroiditis might reduce antibody levels and result in a decreased dosage of levothyroxine (LT4) and may provide other beneficial effects (e.g. on mood and health-related quality of life). The aim of our systematic review was to assess the effects of selenium supplementation on Hashimoto's thyroiditis. We searched The Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, EMBASE and Web of Science for randomized controlled trials. Study selection, data extraction, assessment of risk of bias and analyses were carried out by two independent review authors. We assessed the quality of the evidence of included studies using GRADE. Four studies rated at unclear to high risk of bias comprising 463 participants were included. One study at high risk of bias showed statistically significant improvement in subjective well-being with sodium selenite 200 ?g plus titrated LT4 compared with placebo plus titrated LT4 (RR 4.67, 95% CI 1.61-13.50). Selenomethionine 200 ?g as a single treatment or combined with LT4 reduced the serum levels of anti-thyroid peroxidase antibodies compared with placebo (or placebo plus LT4) in three studies (p < 0.001). Although the changes from baseline were statistically significant in these three studies, their clinical relevance is unclear. In conclusion, the results of these four studies, assessed at unclear to high risk of bias, show that evidence to support or refute the efficacy of selenium supplementation in people with Hashimoto's thyroiditis is incomplete and not reliable to help inform clinical decision making. PMID:24847462

van Zuuren, Esther J; Albusta, Amira Y; Fedorowicz, Zbys; Carter, Ben; Pijl, Hanno

2014-03-01

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SKI's and SSI's joint review of SKB's safety assessment report, SR 97. Summary  

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The Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Co (SKB) has a programme for the siting of a repository for spent nuclear fuel in Swedish bedrock. In 1996, the Swedish Government decided that SKB must perform an assessment of the repository's long-term safety before undertaking the next step of the programme which entails drilling in a minimum of two municipalities (site investigations). SKB has presented such a safety assessment in SR 97 Post-closure Safety (henceforth referred to as SR 97). SR 97 is one of the documents in the comprehensive reporting that SKB must provide when it proposes sites for investigation. The Swedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate (SKI) and the Swedish Radiation Protection Institute (SSI) have evaluated SR 97 in terms of its purposes which are to demonstrate a methodology for safety assessment, to show that Swedish bedrock can provide a safe repository using SKB's method, to provide a basis for specifying the factors that are important for site selection and to derive preliminary requirements on the function of the engineered barriers. The authorities have reached the following conclusions: SR 97 does not indicate any conditions that would mean that geological final disposal in accordance with SKB's method would have significant deficiencies in relation to the safety and radiation protection requirements of the authorities. SR 97 contains the elements required for a comprehensive assessment of safety and radiation protection. SKB's safety assessment methodology has improved within several important areas, such as the documentation of processes and properties that can affect repository performance and the development of models for safety assessment calculations. The methodology used in SR 97 has some deficiencies, for example, the specification of future events to be described in the safety assessment. SR 97 has not, to an adequate extent, dealt with unfavourable conditions that can affect the future safety of a repository. SKB states that the results of SR 97 have been applied to formulate requirements and preferences regarding the host rock for a repository. In the authorities' opinion, SR 97 does not include a description of how this has been done. The coupling between safety assessment and site investigation, should be improved. A safety assessment of a repository for spent nuclear fuel will always contain uncertainties and deficiencies in the underlying data. Access to experts who can provide expert judgement is therefore vital. SKB should improve its procedures for obtaining expert judgement. To summarize, the authorities find that parts of the methodology in SR 97 must be further developed and detailed prior to the forthcoming stages of the site selection process. SKB's development of methods for safety assessment is a continuous process that should be conducted throughout all of the stages of the final disposal process. On the basis of the review of SR 97 and previous reviews of SKB's Research, Development and Demonstration programmes the authorities find that the KBS-3 method is an adequate basis for SKB's forthcoming site investigations and for the further development of the engineered barriers. In connection with future reviews of SKB's R, D and D programmes, the authorities intend to present additional views on the reporting that is necessary prior to the different stages of SKB's final disposal programme

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Summary of the IASCC review meeting 19-20 May 1998  

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The ninth IASCC review meeting was held in Halden on the 19th and 20th of May 1998. The meeting was attended by 22 participants representing 20 organisations from 12 countries. The objectives of the meeting were to discuss the status of on-going IASCC test programmes and to identify studies of interest for the next three year programme. The status of current investigations, including the IFA 618 crack initiation study, the IFA 612 crack growth demonstration study with irradiated CT specimens and the dry irradiation test programme results were presented. Developmental work being conducted both at Halden and elsewhere was outlined. Other presentations described the status of noble metal addition to the Duane Arnold nuclear power plant and results from studies on the SCC susceptibility of 304 SS irradiated to different fluence levels. A proposal for coating selected specimens in future crack growth studies with ZrO2 was put forward. New tests, to be performed in BWR environments and later, in both BWR and PWR environments, were recommended by meeting participants. It was proposed that the new investigations all be performed with irradiated materials in the form of CT specimens and that the main objective of the tests be to obtain reliable crack growth rate data on irradiated 304, 316 and 347 SS at reasonable K levels (< 20 MPa?m). The report consists largely of attachments with figures from overheads

1998-01-01

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Summary report  

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This is a brief summary of the Electron Cloud Session L at the 20th ICFA Workshop, HB2002. Co-conveners were Robert Macek, LANL and Hitoshi Fukuma, KEK. The session was devoted to a review of the status, recent progress and impact of Electron Cloud Effects (ECE) on circular machines. Observations at both positron and proton machines were presented along with theory and simulations plus the impact of ECE on the joint KEK-JARI project

2002-12-02

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Effectiveness of music therapy: a summary of systematic reviews based on randomized controlled trials of music interventions  

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Objective The objective of this review was to summarize evidence for the effectiveness of music therapy (MT) and to assess the quality of systematic reviews (SRs) based on randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Study design An SR of SRs based on RCTs. Methods Studies were eligible if they were RCTs. Studies included were those with at least one treatment group in which MT was applied. We searched the following databases from 1995 to October 1, 2012: MEDLINE via PubMed, CINAHL (Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature), Web of Science, Global Health Library, and Ichushi-Web. We also searched all Cochrane Database and Campbell Systematic Reviews up to October 1, 2012. Based on the International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision, we identified a disease targeted for each article. Results Twenty-one studies met all inclusion criteria. This study included 16 Cochrane reviews. As a whole, the quality of the articles was very good. Eight studies were about “Mental and behavioural disorders (F00-99)”; there were two studies on “Diseases of the nervous system (G00-99)” and “Diseases of the respiratory system (J00-99)”; and there was one study each for “Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-90)”, “Diseases of the circulatory system (I00-99)”, and “Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O60)”. MT treatment improved the following: global and social functioning in schizophrenia and/or serious mental disorders, gait and related activities in Parkinson’s disease, depressive symptoms, and sleep quality. Conclusion This comprehensive summary of SRs demonstrated that MT treatment improved the following: global and social functioning in schizophrenia and/or serious mental disorders, gait and related activities in Parkinson’s disease, depressive symptoms, and sleep quality. MT may have the potential for improving other diseases, but there is not enough evidence at present. Most importantly, no specific adverse effect or harmful phenomenon occurred in any of the studies, and MT was well tolerated by almost all patients.

Kamioka, Hiroharu; Tsutani, Kiichiro; Yamada, Minoru; Park, Hyuntae; Okuizumi, Hiroyasu; Tsuruoka, Koki; Honda, Takuya; Okada, Shinpei; Park, Sang-Jun; Kitayuguchi, Jun; Abe, Takafumi; Handa, Shuichi; Oshio, Takuya; Mutoh, Yoshiteru

2014-01-01

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Executive summary  

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A team of electric utility representatives (Utility Review Team) conducted an in-depth independent evaluation of the modular high temperature gas reactor (MHTGR) design. The emphasis of the review was on the fuel design with respect to safety objectives, the licensability of the proposed containment concept, refueling operations and equipment, spent fuel storage capacity, staffing projections, and the economic competitiveness compared to contemporaneous designs. This review, at the request of Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), addressed the main issues raised in an earlier report titled Utility Industry Evaluation of the Modular High Temperature Gas Cooled Reactor. In each of the assigned topics, the Utility Review Team considered the MHTGR's strengths and weaknesses, the prospects for successful licensing, the prospects for utility acceptance and deployment, and the current research and development programs in support of MHTGR design and licensing activities. This section provides a summary of the main conclusions and recommendations that are explained in more detail in the subsequent sections

1991-01-01

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77 FR 12836 - Draft Toxicological Review of Biphenyl: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk...  

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...Risk Information System (IRIS)'' (EPA...of Biphenyl: In Support of Summary Information...Risk Information System (IRIS)'' is...disabilities, or logistics for the external...health assessments to support the Agency's regulatory...risk management decisions designed to...

2012-03-02

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Executive summary  

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This paper is an 'executive summary' of work undertaken to review proposals for transport, handling and emplacement of high level radioactive wastes in an underground repository, appropriate to the U.K. context, with particular reference to: waste block size and configuration; self-shielded or partially-shielded block; stages of disposal; transportation within the repository; emplacement in vertical holes or horizontal tunnels; repository access by adit, incline or shaft; and costs. The paper contains a section on general conclusions and recommendations. (U.K.)

1981-01-01

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Executive summary of major NuMI lessons learned: a review of relevant meetings of Fermilab's DUSEL Beamline Working Group  

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We have gained tremendous experience with the NuMI Project on what was a new level of neutrino beams from a high power proton source. We expect to build on that experience for any new long baseline neutrino beam. In particular, we have learned about some things which have worked well and/or where the experience is fairly directly applicable to the next project (e.g., similar civil construction issues including: tunneling, service buildings, outfitting, and potential claims/legal issues). Some things might be done very differently (e.g., decay pipe, windows, target, beam dump, and precision of power supply control/monitoring). The NuMI experience does lead to identification of critical items for any future such project, and what issues it will be important to address. The DUSEL Beamline Working Group established at Fermilab has been meeting weekly to collect and discuss information from that NuMI experience. This document attempts to assemble much of that information in one place. In this Executive Summary, we group relevant discussion of some of the major issues and lessons learned under seven categories: (1) Differences Between the NuMI Project and Any Next Project; (2) The Process of Starting Up the Project; (3) Decision and Review Processes; (4) ES and H: Environment, Safety, and Health; (5) Local Community Buy-In; (6) Transition from Project Status to Operation; and (7) Some Lessons on Technical Elements. We concentrate here on internal project management issues, including technical areas that require special attention. We cannot ignore, however, two major external management problems that plagued the NuMI project. The first problem was the top-down imposition of an unrealistic combination of scope, cost, and schedule. This situation was partially corrected by a rebaselining. However, the full, desirable scope was never achievable. The second problem was a crippling shortage of resources. Critical early design work could not be done in a timely fashion, leading to schedule delays, inefficiencies, and corrective actions. The Working Group discussions emphasized that early planning and up-front appreciation of the problems ahead are very important for minimizing the cost and for the greatest success of any such project. Perhaps part of the project approval process should re-enforce this need. The cost of all this up-front work is now reflected in the DOE cost of any project we do. If we are being held to an upper limit on the project cost, the only thing available for compromise is the eventual project scope

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Review of AA Psych Corps Involvement in the Allocation of Soldiers to Corps and Employment. Executive Summary.  

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In 1988 the Director of Psychology - Army requested a review of Australian Army Psychology Corps involvement in allocating recruits to Army employment. A technical report (TR 1/89) review of AA Psych Corps Involvement in the Allocation of Soldiers to Corp...

R. C. Furry

1990-01-01

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RELAP5/MOD3 code manual: Summaries and reviews of independent code assessment reports. Volume 7, Revision 1  

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Summaries of RELAP5/MOD3 code assessments, a listing of the assessment matrix, and a chronology of the various versions of the code are given. Results from these code assessments have been used to formulate a compilation of some of the strengths and weaknesses of the code. These results are documented in the report. Volume 7 was designed to be updated periodically and to include the results of the latest code assessments as they become available. Consequently, users of Volume 7 should ensure that they have the latest revision available

1996-01-01

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Review and evaluation of the Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company's RDandD Programme 2010. Statement to the Government and summary of the review report  

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SSM has reviewed and evaluated the RDandD programme 2010, in terms of planned research and development activity, reported research results, alternative handling and storage methods, and intended measures (Section 26 of the Nuclear Activities Ordinance). This report presents the results of the review and the evaluation. The RDandD programme 2010 has been circulated for national consultation by SSM to approximately 70 organisations

2010-01-00

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77 FR 34039 - Draft Toxicological Review of Ammonia: In Support of the Summary Information in the Integrated...  

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2012-06-08

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Peer review : Halton Recycling Limited's Newmarket organic waste management facility : executive summary, conclusions, recommendations  

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This paper summarized a peer review of Halton Recycling Limited's organic waste management facility. The review demonstrated that although the facility is effective at minimizing odours, it must maintain fugitive emissions at or below 1 odour unit because of its close proximity to other businesses. The frequency of substantiated complaints will require further plant improvements to the VCU aerobic composting system and conveyors that produce a continuous source of odorous air. The facility has performed above industry expectations despite the fact that it is under-funded. The facility has also undergone substantial modifications. Odour control practices have also been altered. However, the incomplete aerobic treatment of the waste has significantly increased the odour production potential. The study recommended an immediate assessment of the VCU system in order to determine a method of reducing fugitive emissions. It was concluded that a more thorough investigation is required to located the source of odours.

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2008-06-15

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Review of PennDOT Publication 408 for the use of recycled co-product materials: Summary recommendations. Final report  

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The purpose of this project is to decrease the institutional or perceived institutional barriers for the use of recycled and co-product materials including glass, steel slag, foundry sand, fly ash, shingle tabs, reclaimed Portland cement concrete, and scrap tires in the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation`s (PennDOT) Publications 408, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Specifications. This report reviews potential uses of each material, identifies the project that used these materials, and provides direction for future specification development.

Van Tassel, E.L.; Tikalsky, P.J.; Christensen, D.W.

1999-04-30

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VALIDATION OF ANALYTICAL METHODS AND INSTRUMENTATION FOR BERYLLIUM MEASUREMENT: REVIEW AND SUMMARY OF AVAILABLE GUIDES, PROCEDURES, AND PROTOCOLS  

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This document proposes to provide a listing of available sources which can be used to validate analytical methods and/or instrumentation for beryllium determination. A literature review was conducted of available standard methods and publications used for method validation and/or quality control. A comprehensive listing of the articles, papers, and books reviewed is given in Appendix 1. Available validation documents and guides are listed in the appendix; each has a brief description of application and use. In the referenced sources, there are varying approaches to validation and varying descriptions of validation at different stages in method development. This discussion focuses on validation and verification of fully developed methods and instrumentation that have been offered up for use or approval by other laboratories or official consensus bodies such as ASTM International, the International Standards Organization (ISO) and the Association of Official Analytical Chemists (AOAC). This review was conducted as part of a collaborative effort to investigate and improve the state of validation for measuring beryllium in the workplace and the environment. Documents and publications from the United States and Europe are included. Unless otherwise specified, all documents were published in English.

Ekechukwu, A.

2008-12-17

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VALIDATION OF ANALYTICAL METHODS AND INSTRUMENTATION FOR BERYLLIUM MEASUREMENT: REVIEW AND SUMMARY OF AVAILABLE GUIDES, PROCEDURES, AND PROTOCOLS  

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Method validation is the process of evaluating whether an analytical method is acceptable for its intended purpose. For pharmaceutical methods, guidelines from the United States Pharmacopeia (USP), International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH), and the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) provide a framework for performing such valications. In general, methods for regulatory compliance must include studies on specificity, linearity, accuracy, precision, range, detection limit, quantitation limit, and robustness. Elements of these guidelines are readily adapted to the issue of validation for beryllium sampling and analysis. This document provides a listing of available sources which can be used to validate analytical methods and/or instrumentation for beryllium determination. A literature review was conducted of available standard methods and publications used for method validation and/or quality control. A comprehensive listing of the articles, papers and books reviewed is given in the Appendix. Available validation documents and guides are listed therein; each has a brief description of application and use. In the referenced sources, there are varying approches to validation and varying descriptions of the valication process at different stages in method development. This discussion focuses on valication and verification of fully developed methods and instrumentation that have been offered up for use or approval by other laboratories or official consensus bodies such as ASTM International, the International Standards Organization (ISO) and the Association of Official Analytical Chemists (AOAC). This review was conducted as part of a collaborative effort to investigate and improve the state of validation for measuring beryllium in the workplace and the environment. Documents and publications from the United States and Europe are included. Unless otherwise specified, all referenced documents were published in English.

Ekechukwu, A

2009-05-27

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Review standard for human factors engineering design of main control room of nuclear power plants. Summary of technical requirements for review. For modification and refurbishment  

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This report was review standard for human factors engineering design of main control room of nuclear power plants, which summarized technical requirements for modification and refurbishment of main control room, based on review standard for new installation. Reflecting the world's trend of technical specifications of main control room required from the results of human factor research and human system interface (HSI) development, specific technical requirements were described as almost following the design process used in human factors engineering and performance based and function required so as to conform rapid technical development of HSI. Modification and refurbishment of main control room should be planned so as to reduce workload of reactor operators and update operating procedures reflecting change of plant system, components and HSI. Explanatory notes were also attached for respective requirements. (T. Tanaka)

2005-01-01

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Review standard for human factors engineering design of main control room on nuclear power plants. Summary of technical requirements for review. For new installation  

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This report was review standard for human factors engineering design of main control room of nuclear power plants, which summarized technical requirements for new installation of main control room, based on investigation of world's trend of technical specifications of main control room required from the results of human factor research and human system interface (HSI) development. In order to make systematic and effective review of whole technical requirements of main control room from human factor standpoint, specific technical requirements were described as almost following the design process used in human factors engineering and performance based and function required so as to conform rapid technical development of HSI. Explanatory notes were also attached for respective requirements. (T. Tanaka)

2005-01-01

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Joint IAEA/NEA workshop proceedings on regulatory review of plant safety analysis - Abstracts, Summary and Conclusions  

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Based on the final discussion, the seminar was a valuable exchange of information and helpful in understanding the safety analysis and regulatory review issues. It gave a chance for some countries to see 'where they are' regulatory-wise with respect to other countries. There was a strong support for a follow-up workshop within the next two years. A general opinion expressed by most of the participants was that the suggested next seminar should be based more on an 'overall safety analysis' review rather than on very detailed presentations on specific issues. Also, there should be more discussions on Emergency Operating Procedures (EOPs) and emergency planning. In addition, to establish a 'common language', the development of a glossary of terms would be most helpful. In general, all of the participating countries are adapting regulatory and licensing practices previously developed by other countries. Such an approach allows to utilise and rely on a broad experience of countries with a well established nuclear power industry, strong regulatory organisation and licensing practices. Since there are obvious differences in engineering traditions and in countries' legal/regulatory frameworks, questions arise about how to reconcile these differences in adapting and developing practices suitable for a given country. It was advised as a good practice to identify from the very beginning what needs to be done and the goals to be accomplished not only in the perspective of safety and technical requirements but also in the context of the economical, political, legal and regulatory situation in a given country. There has to be a consistency in any approach, but one can never follow 'blindly' the others. It became quite obvious that the needs of countries with a big nuclear program are very different from those of 'small' countries. Adaptation of other countries' rules is a big effort in itself (e.g., Romania applying Canadian regulations). In addition, the French-German co-operation was given as an example that even a 'common' approach may result in different 'specific' requirements. However, the assistance of countries with a longer tradition of regulatory development appears to be very important and very much needed for the countries that are building and/or modifying their regulatory structure. The international organisations may serve as a helpful facilitator and/or moderator in this area. One generic 'good practice' recommendation made was not to rely on a single analysis. Various approaches should be applied and various possible solutions should always be discussed. When an issue cannot be solved analytically, e.g., BWR strainers clogging, then it has to be 'treated' differently. Frequency of periodic licensing reviews. There were no clear indications which of the existing models should be recommended, e.g., in the US a plant gets a license for life with required updates of the FSAR to reflect every modification made. In Belgium there is a 10-year review schedule (license renewal), during which all the main points must be checked; and in Canada there is a 2-year licence renewal cycle with periodic safety reviews for which a 10-year cycle is being considered. The presented approaches to safety evaluations are based on (a) analyses review by various experts (Belgium); (b) deterministic approach used to evaluate 'safety margins' (Canada); (c) independent experts' judgement (e.g., Bulgaria); (d) deterministic analyses supported by a probabilistic evaluation (Finland), and (e) non-prescriptive guidelines for safety review (e.g., Ukraine). The relationship between the regulators and the industry is an important element of the safety culture. As there are many cultural differences, a 'proper' regulator/industry interface has to reflect the legal tradition of a given country. The codes are validated through 'various' means and international projects have often been extremely useful in this regard. The final result has to be a building of confidence in the use of codes. In Russia, for example, every code that has been evaluated has a 'pas

1999-05-21

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Literature review of environmental qualification of safety-related electric cables: Summary of past work. Volume 1  

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This report summarizes the findings from a review of published documents dealing with research on the environmental qualification of safety-related electric cables used in nuclear power plants. Simulations of accelerated aging and accident conditions are important considerations in qualifying the cables. Significant research in these two areas has been performed in the US and abroad. The results from studies in France, Germany, and Japan are described in this report. In recent years, the development of methods to monitor the condition of cables has received special attention. Tests involving chemical and physical examination of cable's insulation and jacket materials, and electrical measurements of the insulation properties of cables are discussed. Although there have been significant advances in many areas, there is no single method which can provide the necessary information about the condition of a cable currently in service. However, it is possible that further research may identify a combination of several methods that can adequately characterize the cable's condition

1996-01-01

80

Crisis Management: Research Summaries  

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This article presents summaries of three studies relevant to school crisis response. The first report, "A Framework for International Crisis Intervention" (Sally Dorman), is a review of how existing crisis intervention models (including the NASP PREPaRE model) have been adapted for international use. The second article, "Responding…

Brock, Stephen E., Ed.; Dorman, Sally; Anderson, Luke; McNair, Daniel

2013-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Synthesis and Summary  

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Cancer Imaging Informatics:Synthesis, Summary and DiscussionRonald M. Summers, M.D., Ph.D.Clinical CenterDiagnostic Radiology DepartmentNational Institutes of HealthBethesda, MDwww.cc.nih.gov/drd/summers.html Overview Review of the Meeting Perspective

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Literature review of environmental qualification of safety-related electric cables: Summary of past work. Volume 1  

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This report summarizes the findings from a review of published documents dealing with research on the environmental qualification of safety-related electric cables used in nuclear power plants. Simulations of accelerated aging and accident conditions are important considerations in qualifying the cables. Significant research in these two areas has been performed in the US and abroad. The results from studies in France, Germany, and Japan are described in this report. In recent years, the development of methods to monitor the condition of cables has received special attention. Tests involving chemical and physical examination of cable`s insulation and jacket materials, and electrical measurements of the insulation properties of cables are discussed. Although there have been significant advances in many areas, there is no single method which can provide the necessary information about the condition of a cable currently in service. However, it is possible that further research may identify a combination of several methods that can adequately characterize the cable`s condition.

Subudhi, M. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)

1996-04-01

83

Factors Affecting Compliance with Clinical Practice Guidelines for Pap Smear Screening among Healthcare Providers in Africa: Systematic Review and Meta-Summary of 2045 Individuals  

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Background Although the importance of the Pap smear in reducing cancer incidence and mortality is known, many countries in Africa have not initiated yet widespread national cervical cancer screening programs. The World Health Organization (WHO) has published Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) on cervical cancer screening in developing countries; however, there is a gap between expectations and clinical performance. Thus, the aim of this study was to conduct a systematic review and meta-summary to identify factors affecting compliance with CPGs for Pap screening among healthcare providers in Africa. Methods And Findings: MEDLINE, Scirus, Opengate and EMBASE databases were searched in January 2012. Studies involving medical personnel practicing in Africa, whose outcome measured any factors that affect medical personnel from using a Pap smear to screen for cervical cancer, were included. Two reviewers independently evaluated titles and abstracts, then full-texts, extracted data and assessed quality of the included studies. A descriptive analysis of the included studies was conducted. We calculated Frequency effect sizes (FES) for each finding and Intensity effect sizes (IES) for each article to represent their magnitudes in the analyses. Of 1011 studies retrieved, 11 studies were included (2045 individuals). Six different themes related to the factors affecting compliance with CPGs were identified: Insufficient Knowledge/Lack of awareness (FES = 82%), Negligence/Misbeliefs (FES = 82%), Psychological Reasons (FES = 73%), Time/Cost Constraint (FES = 36%), Insufficient infrastructure/training (FES = 45%) and also no reason given (FES = 36%). IES for articles ranged between 33 and 83%. Conclusions These results suggest that prevention initiatives should be comprehensive to include education and resources needs assessments and improvement, Pap smear test training, strategies on costing, and practitioner time studies.

Asonganyi, Etienne; Vaghasia, Meenakshi; Rodrigues, Clarissa; Phadtare, Amruta; Ford, Anne; Pietrobon, Ricardo; Atashili, Julius; Lynch, Catherine

2013-01-01

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Crop Production: Annual Summary  

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The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) (described in the June 4, 1998 Scout Report for Business and Economics) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has recently released the annual summary of US crop production. Available in text or .pdf format, the summary contains "annual US data for acreage, yield, and production by crop." In addition to statistical tables, the report includes reviews of crop progress and the weather in 1998. Reports from 1995-98 are also available in text format only.

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Meeting summary  

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This section is comprised of informal summaries of the papers presented in each session of the Specialists' Meeting. These summaries were prepared by rapporteurs for each session and, consequently, reflect their assessment and interpretation of the presentations the day the papers were delivered. Session I. CSNI project FALSIRE: The objective of the FALSIRE project was to evaluate present fracture prediction capabilities through interpretative analysis of selected large scale fracture experiments. Six experiments with different material properties were analyzed to examine various aspects of crack growth under mainly pressurized-thermal-shock loading conditions. Besides the PTSE-2A/B test which showed multiple crack events, the other tests showed only stable crack extension in a range of 1 to 6 percent of the initial crack depth. The initial crack depth in these experiments had an a/W ratio that ranged between 0.1 to 0.54. Thirty-nine analyses were performed, giving this exercise a truly international picture. The methods applied did include various engineering estimation schemes as well as extensive finite-element calculations. Following a workshop in Boston two years ago, more extensive comparisons and detective work to clarify discrepancies have been performed and presented. Session II. Large-scale experiments and applications: This session focused primarily on two technical areas: (1) evaluation and analyses of large scale PTS thermal shock tests with particular regard to flaw geometry effects and; (2) use of fracture mechanics estimation schemes for defect assessments in reactor pressure vessels. Session III. Assessment of fracture mechanics analysis methods: This session dealt with the development of methods to predict fracture behavior in structural components and the actual application of some of these methods. The consensus among presenters was that traditional approaches to fracture characterization may not be adequate to predict fracture in complex geometries. Session IV. Large-scale plate experiments and analyses: 6 papers were presented describing a program, reviewing the knowledge gained or some experiment and analyses in progress. Session V. Fracture modeling and transferability: 7 papers were presented about this topic. Session VI. Large-scale piping experiments and analyses: The papers presented in this session appear to indicate that JR-curves derived from C(T) specimens may not be conservative when applied to actual piping systems containing circumferential cracks. It appears that: C(T) specimens over-predict the JR-curves for thin-walled pipes with circumferential through-wall cracks, cyclic loading appears to reduce the apparent toughness of austenitic materials, and confirms that crack growth rates are strongly dependent on the size of flaws. It appears that the cyclic effects cause damage in the local region of the crack tip and this may change the constraint conditions at the crack tip. Under cyclic loading, the crack extends in increments (of either stable tearing or crack jumps) which position the crack tip once again in a region of undamaged material. In spite of these potential non-conservatisms it appears that initiation of flaws can be reasonably predicted and that nuclear grade piping is extremely tough and that the only apparent way to obtain double ended guillotine ruptures is through repeated application of large bending loads to progressively tear the pipe into two pieces

1993-10-01

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Taylor Review Progress Report Summary  

Defra is facilitating coordination of activity being taken forward across \\Government. Departments, Research Councils, industry and other stakeholders \\to implement the ... audience. The Technology Strategy Board Innovation. \\Platform .... advise on how best to achieve a risk-based ... funded by Government, \\at no cost to the.

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Research Summaries  

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This article presents summaries of three recent crisis management publications: (1) "The Impact of School Violence on School Personnel," summarized by Kimberly de Deaux; (2) "Children Exposed to War/Terrorism," summarized by Jennifer DeFago; and (3) "Suicide Survivors Seeking Mental Health Services," summarized by Kimberly de Deaux. The first…

Brock, Stephen E., Ed.

2009-01-01

88

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  

…increased Green Public Procurement in the South East Project Ref: LIFE08 ENV/UK/000208 Executive Summary Market Analysis of Green/Sustainable Procurement Opportunities in Public and Private Sectors in the South East of England With the contribution of the LIFE financial instrument of the European Community…

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Summary Talk  

CERN Document Server

Highlights of the meeting include new insights into r and s-processes and an explosion of interesting abundance data on stars in the Galactic halo and in dwarf spheroidal galaxies. I include in this summary a few suggestions on the chemical evolution of the Thick and Thin disks, and on the present and past distribution of baryons and metals in the universe.

Pagel, B E J

2003-01-01

90

Symmetry Summary  

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This summary exercise involves crystal system and point group identification and stereo diagram construction. Students are presented with 5 blocks and for each block they must determine it's point group and crystal system, make stereo diagrams showing all symmetry and faces, and draw the blocks by hand or with SHAPE and label the Miller Indices.

Perkins, Dexter

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…East Project Ref: LIFE08 ENV/UK/000208 Executive Summary Market Analysis of Green/Sustainable Procurement Opportunities in Public and Private Sectors in the South East of England With the contribution of the LIFE financial instrument of the European Community. European Pathway to Zero Waste Market Analysis…

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Conference summaries  

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This volume contains conference summaries of the international conference on radioactive waste management of the Canadian Nuclear Society. Topics of discussion include: storage and disposal; hydrogeology and geochemistry; transportation; buffers and backfill; public attitudes; tailings; site investigations and geomechanics; concrete; economics; licensing; matrix materials and container design; durability of fuel; biosphere modelling; radioactive waste processing; and, future options

1986-09-07

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2009 Annual Summary Report for the Area 3 and Area 5 Radioactive Waste Management Sites at the Nevada Test Site, Nye County, Nevada: Review of the Performance Assessments and Composite Analysis  

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The U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office performed an annual review of the Area 3 and Area 5 Radioactive Waste Management Site (RWMS) Performance Assessments (PAs) and Composite Analyses (CAs) in fiscal year (FY) 2009. This annual summary report presents data and conclusions from the FY 2009 review, and determines the adequacy of the PAs and CAs. Operational factors (e.g., waste forms and containers, facility design, and waste receipts), closure plans, monitoring results, and research and development (R and D) activities were reviewed to determine the adequacy of the PAs. Likewise, the environmental restoration activities at the Nevada Test Site relevant to the sources of residual radioactive material that are considered in the CAs, the land-use planning, and the results of the environmental monitoring and R and D activities were reviewed to determine the adequacy of the CAs.

2010-01-01

94

Program summary report  

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This report provides summary information on all phases of nuclear regulation, and is intended as an information and decision-making tool for mid and upper level management of the nuclear regulatory commission. The report is divided functionally into ten sections: (1) Nuclear Power Plants in the United States, (2) Operating Nuclear Power Plants, (3) Reactors Under Construction, (4) Operating License Applications Under NRC Review, (5) Construction Permit Applications and Special Projects Under NRC Review, (6) ACRS and ASLBP, (7) Nuclear Materials, (8) Standards and Regulations, (9) Research Projects, and (10) Foreign Reactors

1978-01-01

95

Reviews  

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WEB WATCH (204) Try unearthing some interesting information about archaeology BOOK REVIEWS (206) Teaching and assessing practical skills Book Review: Learn to drive with Sir Isaac Newton DVD REVIEW (207) Bring some sunshine into the classroom EQUIPMENT REVIEWS (208) Robust air puck takes a kicking Flowlog offers sensing options plus multimode datalogging Mastering Chladni figures takes practice but it offers surprises

2004-03-01

96

Conference Summary  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This summary will begin with short remarks, trying to recall some of the spirit of the presentations of each of the speakers during the first day, with no attempt at detail or completeness, given the need for a 20:1 compression relative to the original talk. The author hopes these idiosyncratic recollections do not infuriate the speakers too much. Since the speakers on the second day presented such interlocking topics, he simply tries to present some sort of consensus report, to which he adds some comments of his own. The two talks preceding this Summary on the final day dealt with the prospects for applications; since he had no chance to attempt to prepare a proper report on these, he says only a few words about those presentations

1991-08-22

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Quick Summary  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

Quick Summary is an innovate implementation of an automatic document summarizer that inputs a document in the English language and evaluates each sentence. The scanner or evaluator determines criteria based on its grammatical structure and place in the paragraph. The program then asks the user to specify the number of sentences the person wishes to highlight. For example should the user ask to have three of the most important sentences, it would highlight the first and most ...

Wahlstedt, Robert

2012-01-01

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Executive summary  

The main work tasks were to review examples of the application of PPG24, to \\review and analyse ... contacts. The findings identified the key practical areas of \\PPG24 that require ... the data not being very useful for any time of meta-analysis. \\... simplified and do not apply to real life situations which are usually more \\complex.

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Conference summaries  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This volume contains conference summaries of the 28. annual conference of the Canadian Nuclear Association, and the 9. annual conference of the Canadian Nuclear Society. Topics of discussion include: power reactors; fuel cycles; nuclear power and public understanding; future trends; applications of nuclear technology; CANDU reactors; operational enhancements; design of small reactors; accident behaviour in fuel channels; fuel storage and waste management; reactor commissioning/decommissioning; nuclear safety experiments and modelling; the next generation reactors; advances in nuclear engineering education in Canada; safety of small reactors; current position and improvements of fuel channels; current issues in nuclear safety; and radiation applications - medical and industrial

1988-06-12

100

Conference summary  

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Topics considered in the 1988 Rockport, Maine conference on Intersections Between Particle and Nuclear Physics are summarized. CP violation in K/sub L/???, mising tau decays, Cabbibo, Kobayashi, Maskawa parameters in B-meson decay, Hanbury-Brown-Twiss correlations in high energy heavy ion collisions, application of perturbative QCD to exclusive processes, positron peaks in heavy ion collisions, mesons in the 1-2 GeV region, structure functions, cracks in the foundations of the Quark Model, inhomogeneous nucleosynthesis, and astronomy with ultraviolet energy cosmic rays are covered in this summary

1988-11-20

 
 
 
 
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2008 Annual Summary Report for the Area 3 and Area 5 Radioactive Waste Management Sites at the Nevada Test Site, Nye County, Nevada: Review of the Performance Assessments and Composite Analyses  

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The Maintenance Plan for the Performance Assessments and Composite Analyses for the Area 3 and Area 5 Radioactive Waste Management Sites at the Nevada Test Site requires an annual review to assess the adequacy of the Performance Assessments (PAs) and Composite Analyses (CAs) for each of the facilities, with the results submitted annually to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Headquarters. The Disposal Authorization Statements for the Area 3 and Area 5 Radioactive Waste Management Sites (RWMSs) also require that such reviews be made and that secondary or minor unresolved issues be tracked and addressed as part of the maintenance plan. The U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office (NNSA/NSO) performed an annual review in fiscal year (FY) 2008 by evaluating operational factors and research results that impact the continuing validity of the PAs and CAs. This annual summary report presents data and conclusions from the FY 2008 review, and determines the adequacy of the PAs and CAs. Operational factors (e.g., waste forms and containers, facility design, and waste receipts), closure plans, monitoring results, and research and development (R and D) activities were reviewed to determine the adequacy of the PAs. Likewise, the environmental restoration activities at the Nevada Test Site relevant to the sources of residual radioactive material that are considered in the CAs, the land-use planning, and the results of the environmental monitoring and R and D activities were reviewed to determine the adequacy of the CAs.

2009-01-01

102

Theory Summary  

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In this review, I show a personal overview of theoretical results shown in the International Conference on the Initial Stages in High-Energy Nuclear Collision, in Illa da Toxa, Galicia, Spain, Sept.~8-14, 2013.

Hirano, Tetsufumi

2014-01-01

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External quality mechanisms for health care: summary of the ExPeRT project on visitatie, accreditation, EFQM and ISO assessment in European Union countries. External Peer Review Techniques. European Foundation for Quality Management. International Organization for Standardization.  

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This paper is a summary of the operation, findings and conclusions of a European Union project on external peer review techniques, termed 'ExPeRT', to research the scope, mechanisms and use of external quality mechanisms in the improvement of health care. Many of the themes outlined are described in detail in other papers that have been prepared specifically for this issue of The International Journal for Quality in Health Care. Although the emphasis of this project and of this issue of the Journal is on Europe, the conclusions are more widely relevant. PMID:10894187

Shaw, C D

2000-06-01

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Reviews  

Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

Full Text Available Inge Kral and Jerry Schwab's Learning Spaces: Youth, literacy and new media in remote Indigenous Australia, reviewed by Alison ReedyInge Kral's Talk, Text and Technology: Literacy and social practice in a remote Indigenous community,reviewed by Janet Dyne

Alison Reedy

2013-06-01

105

Reviews  

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BOOK REVIEWS (86) Advanced Level Study Aids Interactive Physics Demonstrations Maxwell's Conundrum: A serious but not ponderous book about Relativity Safety in Physics Education Revise A2 Physics AS Science for Public Understanding Telecommunications CD-ROM REVIEWS (89) Focus on Physics: Fields Focus on Physics: Waves Spotlight Science 7 EQUIPMENT (91) STAR Digital Tape Timer WEB WATCH (92) Downloads

2002-01-01

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  

…efficiency in the South East of England. SEEDA is lead partner for the delivery of three EPOW project work streams including Action 3 - Creating Demand. Action 3 has been subdivided into four sub sections: Market analysis and best practice review of the opportunities for increased green public procurement…

107

Conference summary  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

A brief review is given of the main results presented at the International Conference on Heavy Ion Sources, October 27--30, 1975. The sections are as follows: highlights, general observations, fundamental processes in sources, positive ion sources, negative ion sources, beam formation and emittance measurements, stripping, accelerators and experiments, and future prospects

1975-10-27

108

Conference summaries  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The summaries were derived from presentations, interviews and discussions at the conference. The summaries are given at two levels, overall for the conference and for specific sessions as follows: 1) Overall Conference: 'A Sound Scientific Basis for Serious Decisions; 2) Sessions on EC Policy and Socio-Political Issues: 'Promoting Safety and Protecting Society'; 3) Session on P and T: 'Partitioning and Transmutation: A Technical Fix or Technical Training?'; 4) Sessions on Geological Disposal and Research Networking: 'No Technical Barriers to Geological Disposal'. First an overall summary of Euradwaste '04 is presented. Significant progress was made on the technical and scientific basis for geological disposal of radioactive waste during the European Commission's Fifth EURATOM Framework Programme for Research (FP5). Deep geological disposal is technically feasible now and can demonstrate the guarantees of long-term isolation and protection of the public. In parallel, socio-political studies have produced methodologies for constructive dialogue with potential host communities that reflect the honesty and openness expected by a democratic society. A harmonized legislative framework for nuclear safety and waste disposal across the enlarged European Union is currently being discussed. Disposal in deep (> 300 metre) geological repositories, the favoured strategy in Europe for long-lived high-level radioactive waste, is now possible. The Sessions on EC Policy and Socio-Political Issues are summarized as follows. The opening day of Euradwaste '04 focused on European Commission policy, including the proposed Directives on disposal of radioactive waste and nuclear safety and socio-political aspects including governance and decision making, public perception/acceptance of waste disposal and its sustainability. A decision on the proposed package will now be made after Union enlargement. Public agreement on the siting of disposal facilities is controversial and more important now than technical questions in terms of achieving a permanent disposal solution. Issues and suggestions for achieving constructive dialogue were discussed and methodologies compared. The main aspects of the 'Session on Partitioning and Transmutation' are then highlighted. Research in FP5 has seen significant technical advances in both partitioning and transmutation of highly active nuclear waste. In particular, our knowledge and understanding of chemical separation processes to extract highly active actinides from high-level nuclear waste has reached a level where scale-up to pilot plant scale is feasible. Design and supporting studies for an experimental accelerator driven system in transmutation are progressing. But, there is some controversy as to the value that the combined techniques can bring to the overall strategy of the geological disposal of nuclear waste. Finally, the main issues addressed to in the 'Sessions on Geological Disposal and Research Networking' are underline. Disposal in deep geological repositories is the favoured strategy in Europe for long-lived high level radioactive waste. Research undertaken in FP5 confirms that this multi-barrier option is technically feasible and can now be realised practically. Performance Assessment Analysis and related modelling indicate that long-term isolation of high-level waste over time scales of 1 million years or more is possible in a variety of European rock formations. These significant achievements have resulted from increasingly close international research collaboration and networking between national research institutions.

Reynolds, Tim [Inta Communication Limited for European Service Network/ DG Research, Trillium House, 32 New Street, St. Neots, Cambridge PE19 1AJ (United Kingdom)

2004-07-01

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Conference summaries  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The summaries were derived from presentations, interviews and discussions at the conference. The summaries are given at two levels, overall for the conference and for specific sessions as follows: 1) Overall Conference: 'A Sound Scientific Basis for Serious Decisions; 2) Sessions on EC Policy and Socio-Political Issues: 'Promoting Safety and Protecting Society'; 3) Session on P and T: 'Partitioning and Transmutation: A Technical Fix or Technical Training?'; 4) Sessions on Geological Disposal and Research Networking: 'No Technical Barriers to Geological Disposal'. First an overall summary of Euradwaste '04 is presented. Significant progress was made on the technical and scientific basis for geological disposal of radioactive waste during the European Commission's Fifth EURATOM Framework Programme for Research (FP5). Deep geological disposal is technically feasible now and can demonstrate the guarantees of long-term isolation and protection of the public. In parallel, socio-political studies have produced methodologies for constructive dialogue with potential host communities that reflect the honesty and openness expected by a democratic society. A harmonized legislative framework for nuclear safety and waste disposal across the enlarged European Union is currently being discussed. Disposal in deep (> 300 metre) geological repositories, the favoured strategy in Europe for long-lived high-level radioactive waste, is now possible. The Sessions on EC Policy and Socio-Political Issues are summarized as follows. The opening day of Euradwaste '04 focused on European Commission policy, including the proposed Directives on disposal of radioactive waste and nuclear safety and socio-political aspects including governance and decision making, public perception/acceptance of waste disposal and its sustainability. A decision on the proposed package will now be made after Union enlargement. Public agreement on the siting of disposal facilities is controversial and more important now than technical questions in terms of achieving a permanent disposal solution. Issues and suggestions for achieving constructive dialogue were discussed and methodologies compared. The main aspects of the 'Session on Partitioning and Transmutation' are then highlighted. Research in FP5 has seen significant technical advances in both partitioning and transmutation of highly active nuclear waste. In particular, our knowledge and understanding of chemical separation processes to extract highly active actinides from high-level nuclear waste has reached a level where scale-up to pilot plant scale is feasible. Design and supporting studies for an experimental accelerator driven system in transmutation are progressing. But, there is some controversy as to the value that the combined techniques can bring to the overall strategy of the geological disposal of nuclear waste. Finally, the main issues addressed to in the 'Sessions on Geological Disposal and Research Networking' are underline. Disposal in deep geological repositories is the favoured strategy in Europe for long-lived high level radioactive waste. Research undertaken in FP5 confirms that this multi-barrier option is technically feasible and can now be realised practically. Performance Assessment Analysis and related modelling indicate that long-term isolation of high-level waste over time scales of 1 million years or more is possible in a variety of European rock formations. These significant achievements have resulted from increasingly close international research collaboration and networking between national research institutions

2004-03-29

110

Summary: Hadron dynamics sessions  

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At this Workshop four sessions were organized on Hadron Dynamics. The first topic, QCD Exclusive Reactions and Color Transparency, featured talks by Ralston, Heppelman and Strikman; the second, QCD and Inclusive Reactions had talks by Garvey, Speth and Kisslinger. The third dynamics session, Medium Modification of Elementary Interactions had contributions from Kopeliovich, Alves and Gyulassy; the fourth session Pre-QCD Dynamics and Scattering, had talks by Harris, Myhrer and Brown. An additional joint Spectroscopy/Dynamics session featured talks by Zumbro, Johnson and McClelland. These contributions will be reviewed briefly in this summary. Two additional joint sessions between Dynamics and ? physics will be reviewed by the organizers of the Eta sessions

1993-03-04

111

Review of Online Evidence-based Practice Point-of-Care Information Summary Providers: Response by the Publisher of DynaMed  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

In response to Banzi's et al review of online evidence-based practice point-of-care resources published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, the publisher of DynaMed clarifies his evidence-based methodology.

Alper, Brian S.

2010-01-01

112

Reviews.  

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Reviews two computer programs: "Molecular Graphics," which allows molecule manipulation in three-dimensional space (requiring IBM PC with 512K, EGA monitor, and math coprocessor); and "Periodic Law," a database which contains up to 20 items of information on each of the first 103 elements (Apple II or IBM PC). (MVL)

Journal of Chemical Education, 1988

1988-01-01

113

Project summary  

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California Polytechnic State University's design project for the 1990-91 school year was the design of a close air support aircraft. There were eight design groups that participated and were given requests for proposals. These proposals contained mission specifications, particular performance and payload requirements, as well as the main design drivers. The mission specifications called for a single pilot weighing 225 lb with equipment. The design mission profile consisted of the following: (1) warm-up, taxi, take off, and accelerate to cruise speed; (2) dash at sea level at 500 knots to a point 250 nmi from take off; (3) combat phase, requiring two combat passes at 450 knots that each consist of a 360 deg turn and an energy increase of 4000 ft. - at each pass, half of air-to-surface ordnance is released; (4) dash at sea level at 500 knots 250 nmi back to base; and (5) land with 20 min of reserve fuel. The request for proposal also specified the following performance requirements with 50 percent internal fuel and standard stores: (1) the aircraft must be able to accelerate from Mach 0.3 to 0.5 at sea level in less than 20 sec; (2) required turn rates are 4.5 sustained g at 450 knots at sea level; (3) the aircraft must have a reattack time of 25 sec or less (reattack time was defined as the time between the first and second weapon drops); (4) the aircraft is allowed a maximum take off and landing ground roll of 2000 ft. The payload requirements were 20 Mk 82 general-purpose free-fall bombs and racks; 1 GAU-8A 30-mm cannon with 1350 rounds; and 2 AIM-9L Sidewinder missiles and racks. The main design drivers expressed in the request for proposal were that the aircraft should be survivable and maintainable. It must be able to operate in remote areas with little or no maintenance. Simplicity was considered the most important factor in achieving the former goal. In addition, the aircraft must be low cost both in acquisition and operation. The summaries of the aircraft configurations developed by the eight groups are presented.

1991-01-01

114

Theory summary  

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This talk briefly summarizes the theoretical contributions presented on the previous day of the meeting. Readers are recommended to turn to the contributions on those talks for further details. My job in this talk is to review all the theoretical contributions presented to this meeting. Paul Avery has reviewed the more experimentally oriented contributions to the Physics and Simulation session. Let me begin by stressing some points from my own introductory talk. The major focus of a B-factory must be more than just observing CP violation in one or more channels. The task before us is to test the predictions of the Standard Model, which means that it is important not just to define the Unitarity triangle, but in fact to measure enough separate parameters that the triangle is overconstrained. The consistency or otherwise of the various determinations of the triangle will then provide a check on the consistency of Standard Model predictions. To overconstrain the triangle we must either measure all three angles, or, if we can only measure two angles, then we must in addition measure two sides. The side opposite the angle ? is effectively determined by Vcb while that opposite the angle ? is fixed by Vub. Thus we need good measurements of both Vcb and Vub. The quantity Vcb can be well measured. Matthias Neubert showed, in his talk, how predictions from heavy quark symmetry can be used cleanly to extract it from B ? D*e? decays. The quantity Vub is more difficult. Heavy quark symmetries can again be used, here to relate semileptonic decays of the B or B* (to ? or ? and e?) to similar decays of the D and D*

1992-11-01

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Annual report and summary financial statement 1991-1992  

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The 1991-92 Annual Report for Scottish Hydro-Electric PLC is presented. It includes key financial statistics, the financial calendar, details of the Board of Directors, the Chairman's Statement, the Chief Executives' review of operations, operational statistics, a summary financial statement, a summary group profit and loss account, summary balance sheets, the Auditors' Report and a customer map. (UK)

1993-01-01

116

Reviews  

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Full Text Available There were two copy-editing blunders in Clive Betts's review, in ALT-J 5 (3, of Shirley Fletcher's Designing Competence-Based Training, one in paragraph 2 line 1, the other in paragraph 3 line 8. The errors (the result of the Editor, Gabriel Jacobs, trying to perform a final proof of the journal at lightning speed in order to meet the printing deadline, and not of any mistake on the part of either Philip Barker or the University of Wales Press hardly affected meaning, but the fact that they appeared in a review of a book on competence makes the embarrassment all the more telling. The Editor apologizes, and thanks eagle-eyed readers. He has decided to read the book in the hope that such errors will not recur.

Philip Barker

1998-12-01

117

SAM Technical Review Committee Final Report: Summary and Key Recommendations from the Onsite TRC Meeting Held April 22-23, 2013  

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The System Advisor Model (SAM) is a broad and robust set of models and frameworks for analyzing both system performance and system financing. It does this across a range of technologies dominated by solar technologies including photovoltaics (PV) and concentrated solar power (CSP). The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technology Program requested the SAM development team to review the photovoltaic performance modeling with the development community and specifically, with the independent engineering community. The report summarizes the major effort for this technical review committee (TRC).

Blair, N.; Dobos, S.; Janzou, S.; Gilman, P.; Freeman, J.; Kaffine, L.

2013-08-01

118

Geochemistry Review Panel report on the SRP geochemistry program and draft geochemistry summary program plan (May, 1986) and discussion of panel recommendations  

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The Geochemistry Review Panel (GRP) was established by the Salt Repository Project Office (SRPO) to help evaluate geochemistry-related issues in the US Department of Energy's nuclear waste repository program. The May 1986 meeting of the GRP reviewed the Salt Repository Program (SRP) geochemistry program developed by the Office of Nuclear Waste Isolation (ONWI). This program is described in the Draft Geochemistry Plan of April 9, 1986. This report documents the GRP's comments and recommendations on this subject and the ONWI responses to the specific points raised by the GRP

1986-01-01

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Summary & Analysis of the Resumed Review Conference of the UN Fish Stocks Agreement, 24-28 May 2010, New York, United States of America  

...ecosystem approach, excess fishing capacity and developing statesrsquo; abilities to develop their fisheries. The outcome also addresses mechanisms for international cooperation; monitoring,...compatibility of conservation and management measures; cooperation for conservation and management; regional fisheries management organizations (RFMOs); collection and provision of information ...Review Conference concluded with recommendations to, inter alia: integrate ecosystem considerations in fisheries management; reduce urgently the worldrsquo;s fishing capacity to levels ...sustainability of fish stocks; strengthening RFMOsrsquo; mandates to implement modern approaches to fisheries; perform RFMO performance reviews; develop a legally- binding instrument ...

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Summary of the Script and Program Review of Sesame Street by the Chicano Study Center, University of California in Los Angeles.  

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The Sesame Street research staff summarizes comments on the fourth season of the program by the Chicano Study Center of the University of California at Los Angeles. Included are reviews of Sesame Street scripts and programs containing Spanish content; sex role observations; examples of modeling behavior; and comments on segments which challenge…

Children's Television Workshop, New York, NY.

 
 
 
 
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PROJECT SUMMARY -CANDLES AND INCENSE AS POTENTIAL SOURCES OF INDOOR AIR POLLUTION: MARKET ANALYSIS AND LITERATURE REVIEW (EPA/600/SR-01/001)  

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The report summarizes available information on candles and incense as potential sources of indoor air pollution. It covers (1) market information and (2) a scientific literature review. The market information collected focuses on production and sales data, typical uses in the US,...

122

Toxicological Review of Tetrachloroethylene (Perchloroethylene) (CAS No. 127-18-4) In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS).  

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The purpose of this Toxicological Review is to provide scientific support and rationale for the hazard and dose-response assessment in IRIS pertaining to chronic exposure to tetrachloroethylene. It is not intended to be a comprehensive treatise on the che...

2012-01-01

123

Summary of the 2-day internal review of LHC performance limitations (linked to transverse collective effects) during run I (CERN, 25-26/09/2013)  

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In this note the 2-day internal review of LHC performance limitations (linked to transverse collective effects) during run I, which took place at CERN on 25-26/09/2013 (https://indico.cern.ch/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=267783), is summarised and the next steps to prepare the machine set-up in 2015 are discussed.

Metral, E; Banfi, D; Barranco, J; Bartosik, H; Buffat, X; Bruning, O; Fartoukh, S; Herr, W; Hofle, W; Iadarola, G; Kuhn, M; Li, K; Mounet, N; Pieloni, T; Rumolo, G; Salvachua Ferrando, B; Zimmermann, F; Burov, A; White, S

2014-01-01

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Summary of the NASA/MSFC FY-79 Severe Storm and Local Weather research review. [cloud physics, atmospheric electricity, and mesoscale/storm dynamics reserach  

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Significant acomplishments, current focus of work, plans for FY-80, and recommendations for new research are outlined for 36 research projects proposed for technical monitoring by the Atmospheric Sciences Division at Marshall Space Flight Center. Topics of the investigations, which were reviewed at a two-day meeting, relate to cloud physics, atmospheric electricity, and mesoscale/storm dynamics.

1979-01-01

125

Summary of the technical review of the safety analysis reports for packaging (SARP) for the transnuclear transport/storage casks: TN-BRP and TN-REG  

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The Safety Analysis Reports for Packaging for two spent fuel shipping casks were technically reviewed by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The casks were designed by Transnuclear, Inc., for shipment of 85 Big Rock Point boiling water reactor fuel elements and 40 R.E. Ginna pressurized water reactor fuel elements from West Valley, New York, to Idaho Falls, Idaho. The intent of the review was to ensure compliance of the casks with the requirements the applicable Federal Regulations contained in 10 CFR Pt. 71 and allow issuance of Department of Energy Certificates of Compliance for transport by the Department of Energy Idaho Operations Office. The review was performed by a team of Oak Ridge National Laboratory staff assembled for their expertise in criticality analysis, shielding, metallurgy, nondestructive testing, thermal analysis, structural analysis, and containment. This report describes the review processes, the findings in each technical area, and the overall conclusion that a Certificate of Compliance could be issued for the proposed single shipment under the specified conditions and constraints

1986-01-01

126

Review of Online Evidence-based Practice Point-of-Care Information Summary Providers: Authors’ Reply to the Response by the Publisher of DynaMed  

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We are pleased that the publisher of DynaMed clarified his evidence-based methodology in response to our review. We stress again how good reporting is a prerequisite for transparency. This lesson comes from the reporting of research findings but its extension to the development of information sources should be considered.

Banzi, Rita; Liberati, Alessandro; Moschetti, Ivan; Tagliabue, Ludovica; Moja, Lorenzo

2010-01-01

127

31 CFR 26.3 - Availability of Environmental Impact Assessment Summaries (EIA Summaries) and Environmental...  

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...Members of the public may obtain copies of EIA Summaries from the BIC, 2025 Eye Street, NW., suite 522, Washington, DC 20006... (ii) If a copy of an EIA Summary is not available from the BIC, members of the public may arrange to review...

2009-07-01

128

Summary record  

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The second workshop for the OECD/NRC Benchmark based on NUPEC BWR Full-size Fine-mesh Bundle Tests (BFBT-2) was held on 27-29 of June 2005 in University Park, PA, USA. This international benchmark, based on the NUPEC database, encourages advancement in this un-investigated field of two-phase flow theory with very important relevance to the nuclear reactors' safety margins evaluation. Considering the immaturity of the theoretical approach, the benchmark specification is being designed so that it systematically assesses and compares the participants' numerical models on the prediction of detailed void distributions and critical powers. Furthermore, the following points were kept in mind when establishing the benchmark specification. As concerns the numerical model of void distributions, no sound theoretical approach that can be applied to a wide range of geometrical and operating conditions has been developed. In the past decade, experimental and computational technologies have tremendously improved though the study of the two-phase flow structure. Over the next decade, it can be expected that mechanistic approaches will be more widely applied to the complicated two-phase fluid phenomena inside fuel bundles. The development of truly mechanistic models for critical power prediction is currently underway. These models must include elementary processes such as void distributions, droplet deposit, liquid film entrainment, etc. The BFBT benchmark consists of two parts (phases), each part consisting of different exercises: - Phase 1 Void Distribution Benchmark: Exercise 1: Steady-state sub-channel grade benchmark; Exercise 2: Steady-state microscopic grade benchmark; Exercise 3: Transient macroscopic grade benchmark. - Phase 2 Critical Power Benchmark: Exercise 1: Steady-state benchmark; Exercise 2: Transient benchmark. It should be recognized that the purpose of this benchmark is not only the comparison of currently available macroscopic approaches but above-all the encouragement to developing novel next-generation approaches that focus on more microscopic processes. Thus, the benchmark problem includes both macroscopic and microscopic measurement data. In this context, the sub-channel grade void fraction data are regarded as the macroscopic data and the digitized computer graphic images are the microscopic data. The meeting was organized around the discussion of the Benchmark Specifications, as well as the presentation and discussion of modelling issues and preliminary results for Exercises 1 and 2 of Phase 1, and Exercise 1 of Phase 2. At the first workshop of the OECD/NRC BFBT Benchmark BFBT-1 - a schedule for benchmark activities was accepted by the participants (see NEA/NSC/DOC (2004)15). According to this schedule the participants were requested to submit their results for Exercises 1 of Phase 1 and Phase 2 by April 30, 2005, which was postponed because of the delay in issuing the BFBT Benchmark Specifications. The Version 2 of the Specifications was distributed in May 2005 and the participants were requested to review the Specifications and were encouraged to start modelling of Exercises 1 of Phase 1 and Phase 2 as well as Exercise 2 of Phase 2. This was beneficial for the discussions at the 2. Workshop where the participants were requested to present any available preliminary results, for the exercises of both phases. Presentations on related experience in BWR sub-channel modelling as well as on CFD modelling were also encouraged. The technical topics, which were presented and discussed at the BFBT-2 workshop, are as follows: Review of the benchmark activities after the first Workshop; Detailed discussion of test facility, test conditions and measurement techniques; Discussion of the complete test data provided on the CD-ROM to the participants' key for using the data and format of the data; Discussion of the Benchmark Specifications and how the benchmark cases have been selected; Presentation and discussion of modelling issues and preliminary results of Exercise 1 of Phase 1; Presentation and discussion of modelling is

2005-06-27

129

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Full Text Available For a variety of different reasons, increasing use is now being made of the Internet for the delivery of course materials and/or for the support of teaching and learning activities. The details of the mechanisms used will obviously vary from one situation to another, depending upon the types of problem to be addressed. These may involve mentoring, teaching, monitoring, recording, tutoring, assessing, and so on. In this book, the author attempts to review the educational and administrative considerations of offering courses, course materials or course delivery via the Internet.

Philip Barker

1997-12-01

130

International Regulatory Harmonization Amid Globalization of Drug Development: Workshop Summary.  

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This workshop summary has been reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with procedures approved by the National Research Council's Report Review Committee. The purpose of this inde...

T. A. Lustig V. Weisfeld

2012-01-01

131

Proceedings from the Third National Institutes of Health International Congress on Advances in Uterine Leiomyoma Research: comprehensive review, conference summary and future recommendations.  

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BACKGROUND Uterine fibroids are the most common gynecologic tumors in women of reproductive age yet the etiology and pathogenesis of these lesions remain poorly understood. Age, African ancestry, nulliparity and obesity have been identified as predisposing factors for uterine fibroids. Symptomatic tumors can cause excessive uterine bleeding, bladder dysfunction and pelvic pain, as well as associated reproductive disorders such as infertility, miscarriage and other adverse pregnancy outcomes. Currently, there are limited noninvasive therapies for fibroids and no early intervention or prevention strategies are readily available. This review summarizes the advances in basic, applied and translational uterine fibroid research, in addition to current and proposed approaches to clinical management as presented at the 'Advances in Uterine Leiomyoma Research: 3rd NIH International Congress'. Congress recommendations and a review of the fibroid literature are also reported. METHODS This review is a report of meeting proceedings, the resulting recommendations and a literature review of the subject. RESULTS The research data presented highlights the complexity of uterine fibroids and the convergence of ethnicity, race, genetics, epigenetics and environmental factors, including lifestyle and possible socioeconomic parameters on disease manifestation. The data presented suggest it is likely that the majority of women with uterine fibroids will have normal pregnancy outcomes; however, additional research is warranted. As an alternative to surgery, an effective long-term medical treatment for uterine fibroids should reduce heavy uterine bleeding and fibroid/uterine volume without excessive side effects. This goal has not been achieved and current treatments reduce symptoms only temporarily; however, a multi-disciplined approach to understanding the molecular origins and pathogenesis of uterine fibroids, as presented in this report, makes our quest for identifying novel targets for noninvasive, possibly nonsystemic and effective long-term treatment very promising. CONCLUSIONS The Congress facilitated the exchange of scientific information among members of the uterine leiomyoma research and health-care communities. While advances in research have deepened our knowledge of the pathobiology of fibroids, their etiology still remains incompletely understood. Further needs exist for determination of risk factors and initiation of preventive measures for fibroids, in addition to continued development of new medical and minimally invasive options for treatment. PMID:24401287

Segars, James H; Parrott, Estella C; Nagel, Joan D; Guo, Xiaoxiao Catherine; Gao, Xiaohua; Birnbaum, Linda S; Pinn, Vivian W; Dixon, Darlene

2014-01-01

132

Review and evaluation of the Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company's RDandD Programme 2010. Statement to the Government and summary of the review report  

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SSM has reviewed and evaluated the RDandD programme 2010, in terms of planned research and development activity, reported research results, alternative handling and storage methods, and intended measures (Section 26 of the Nuclear Activities Ordinance). This report presents the results of the review and the evaluation. The RDandD programme 2010 has been circulated for national consultation by SSM to approximately 70 organisations.

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2011-03-15

133

2013 Annual Summary Report for the Area 3 and Area 5 Radioactive Waste Management Sites at the Nevada National Security Site, Nye County, Nevada; Review of the Performance Assessments and Composite Analyses  

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The Maintenance Plan for the Performance Assessments and Composite Analyses for the Area 3 and Area 5 Radioactive Waste Management Sites at the Nevada Test Site (National Security Technologies, LLC 2007a) requires an annual review to assess the adequacy of the performance assessments (PAs) and composite analyses (CAs), with the results submitted to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management. The Disposal Authorization Statements for the Area 3 and Area 5 Radioactive Waste Management Sites (RWMSs) also require that such reviews be made and that secondary or minor unresolved issues be tracked and addressed as part of the maintenance plan (DOE 1999a, 2000). The U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Field Office performed an annual review of the Area 3 and Area 5 RWMS PAs and CAs for fiscal year (FY) 2013. This annual summary report presents data and conclusions from the FY 2013 review, and determines the adequacy of the PAs and CAs. Operational factors (e.g., waste forms and containers, facility design, and waste receipts), closure plans, monitoring results, and research and development (R&D) activities were reviewed to determine the adequacy of the PAs. Likewise, the environmental restoration activities at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) relevant to the sources of residual radioactive material that are considered in the CAs, the land-use planning, and the results of the environmental monitoring and R&D activities were reviewed to determine the adequacy of the CAs. Important developments in FY 2013 include the following: • Development of a new Area 5 RWMS closure inventory estimate based on disposals through FY 2013 • Evaluation of new or revised waste streams by special analysis • Development of version 4.115 of the Area 5 RWMS GoldSim PA/CA model The Area 3 RWMS has been in inactive status since July 1, 2006, with the last shipment received in April 2006. The FY 2013 review of operations, facility design, closure plans, monitoring results, and R&D results for the Area 3 RWMS indicates no changes that would impact PA validity. The conclusion of the annual review is that all performance objectives can be met and the Area 3 RWMS PA remains valid. There is no need to the revise the Area 3 RWMS PA. Review of Area 5 RWMS operations, design, closure plans, monitoring results, and R&D activities indicates that no significant changes have occurred. The FY 2013 PA results, generated with the Area 5 RWMS v4.115 GoldSim PA model, indicate that there continues to be a reasonable expectation of meeting all performance objectives. The results and conclusions of the Area 5 RWMS PA are judged valid, and there is no need to the revise the PA. A review of changes potentially impacting the CAs indicates that no significant changes occurred in FY 2013. The continuing adequacy of the CAs was evaluated with the new models, and no significant changes that would alter the CAs results or conclusions were found. The revision of the Area 3 RWMS CA, which will include the Yucca Flat Underground Test Area (Corrective Action Unit [CAU] 97) source term, is scheduled for FY 2024, following the completion of the Corrective Action Decision Document/Corrective Action Plan in FY 2015. Inclusion of the Frenchman Flat Underground Test Area (CAU 98) results in the Area 5 RWMS CA is scheduled for FY 2016, pending the completion of the CAU 98 Closure Report in FY 2015. Near-term R&D efforts will focus on continuing development of the PA, CA, and inventory models for the Area 3 and Area 5 RWMS.

Shott, Gregory [NSTec

2014-03-01

134

Periodical safety review of the Goesgen-Daeniken nuclear power plant. Summary, results and evaluation; Periodische Sicherheitsueberpruefung fuer das Kernkraftwerk Goesgen-Daeniken. Zusammenfassung, Ergebnisse und Bewertung  

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The Goesgen nuclear power plant (KKG) received its operational licence on September 9, 1978. The operational start-up of the plant went on into the year 1979, but there was a short interruption because of the accident in the Three Mile Island reactor on March 28, 1979. In May 1985 KKG submitted a request for raising the thermal reactor power from the then 2808 MW to 3002 MW. Based on the examination by the Federal Agency for the Safety of Nuclear Installations (HSK), the Swiss Federal Council granted the licence in two steps: in December 1985 for raising the thermal power to 2900 MW, and, in April 1992, to 3002 MW. The licence for the second step was given under the condition that some more experience was to be gained concerning the fuel rod cladding under higher loading. As part of the yearly re-licensing on restart after fuel assembly reloading, HSK confirmed that the plant status conformed to the legal requirements. In November 1986, HSK asked all Swiss nuclear power plant managers to state their opinions on proposed measures concerning severe accidents. Some of the measures were already in discussion; the Chernobyl accident on April 26, 1986, accelerated their implementation and was also a reason for the introduction of the measures against severe accidents. In this context, KKG carried out a risk study which led to the installation of a filtered pressure release system for the containment. Another consequence of the Chernobyl accident was the introduction of technical Periodical Safety Reviews (PSR) for all operating nuclear power plants. Central points of the PSR are: a) comparison with the continuously improving state-of-the-art of science and technology concerning safety precautions; b) a systematic evaluation of operating experience and plant status; c) the taking into account of probabilistic safety analyses in the overall evaluation of the plant. Within the framework of the examination of the overall plant, HSK also checks how its requirements concerning plant safety and radiation protection are taken into account. Even if the plant manager considers the guarantee of plant safety as his duty, an overall investigation by the authorities makes sense because it also looks into rare accident scenarios for which there are, of course, no actual working experience and which can only be considered within the framework of extended plant examinations. The PSRs on the Swiss nuclear power plants therefore complement the continuous control activities of the HSK; they are carried out about every 10 years. For KKG the PSR process was initiated by a letter from the HSK in February 1994. The areas to be considered were: a) examination of design and fulfilment of technical safety systems and comparison with the actual state-of-the-art of science and technology; b) evaluation of operational experience; c) review of the technical precautions against severe accidents including the preparation of emergency measures; d) review of the emergency organisation; e) examination of the plant protection against radioactivity; f) future dismantling at the end of operational life and disposal of the radioactive wastes; g) evaluation of accident analyses and of the KKG probabilistic safety analysis; h) review of plant organisation and plant management. The examination confirmed that, at KKG, there are very many technical safety precautions. KKG operational experience is good, the results show a high degree of operational availability and a very low number of incidental shut-downs. In international comparison the collective doses of the staff are low and the release of radioactive materials to the environment is negligible; on this account KKG is one of the world's best plants operating pressurised water reactors. Up to now the examinations have not brought any ageing deterioration to light concerning the status of safety-relevant components or ducts

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1999-11-15

135

Does Electrical Conductivity of Linear Polyelectrolytes in Aqueous Solutions Follow the Dynamic Scaling Laws? A Critical Review and a Summary of the Key Relations  

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Full Text Available In this review, we focus on the electrical conductivity of aqueous polyelectrolyte solutions in the light of the dynamic scaling laws, recently proposed by Dobrynin and Rubinstein, to take into account the polymer conformations in different concentration regimes, both in good and poor solvent conditions. This approach allows us to separate contributions due to polymer conformation from those due to the ionic character of the chain, and offers the possibility to extend the validity of the Manning conductivity model to dilute and semidilute regimes. The electrical conductivity in the light of the scaling approach compares reasonably well with the observed values for different polyelectrolytes in aqueous solutions, over an extended concentration range, from the dilute to the semidilute regime.

Cesare Cametti

2014-04-01

136

Electron-Cloud Build-Up: Summary  

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I present a summary of topics relevant to the electron-cloud build-up and dissipation that were presented at the International Workshop on Electron-Cloud Effects 'ECLOUD 07' (Daegu, S. Korea, April 9-12, 2007). This summary is not meant to be a comprehensive review of the talks. Rather, I focus on those developments that I found, in my personal opinion, especially interesting. The contributions, all excellent, are posted in http://chep.knu.ac.kr/ecloud07/

2007-04-09

137

Treatment of haemophilia A and B and von Willebrand's disease: summary and conclusions of a systematic review as part of a Swedish health-technology assessment.  

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In an ongoing health-technology assessment of haemophilia treatment in Sweden, performed by the governmental agency Dental and Pharmaceutical Benefits Agency (TLV; tandvårds-och l?kemedelsförmånsverket), the Swedish Council on Health Technology Assessment (SBU; statens beredning för medicinsk utv?rdering) was called upon to evaluate treatment of haemophilia A and B and von Willebrand's disease (VWD) with clotting factor concentrates. To evaluate the following questions: What are the short-term and long-term effects of different treatment strategies? What methods are available to treat haemophilia patients that have developed inhibitors against factor concentrates? Based on the questions addressed by the project, a systematic database search was conducted in PubMed, NHSEED, Cochrane Library, EMBASE and other relevant databases. The literature search covered all studies in the field published from 1985 up to the spring of 2010. In most instances, the scientific evidence is insufficient for the questions raised in the review. Concentrates of coagulation factors have good haemostatic effects on acute bleeding and surgical intervention in haemophilia A and B and VWD, but conclusions cannot be drawn about possible differences in the effects of different dosing strategies for acute bleeding and surgery. Prophylaxis initiated at a young age can prevent future joint damage in persons with haemophilia. The available treatment options for inhibitors have been insufficiently assessed. The economic consequences of various treatment regimens have been insufficiently analysed. Introduction of national and international registries is important. PMID:22151198

Berntorp, E; Astermark, J; Baghaei, F; Bergqvist, D; Holmström, M; Ljungberg, B; Norlund, A; Palmblad, J; Petrini, P; Stigendal, L; Säwe, J

2012-03-01

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Low-molecular-weight heparins for managing vasoocclusive crises in people with sickle cell disease: a summary of a cochrane systematic review.  

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We summarize a Cochrane systematic review that was conducted to assess the effects of low-molecular-weight heparins (LMWH) for managing vasoocclusive crises (VOC) in people with sickle cell disease. Sickle cell disease is one of the most common and severe genetic disorders in the world. It can be divided into three broadly distinct clinical phenotypes characterized by either hemolysis, pain syndromes or organ damage. Pain is the most prominent symptom of vasoocclusion, and hypercoagulability is a well-established pathogenic phenomenon in people with sickle cell disease. Searches included the Cochrane Cystic Fibrosis and Genetic Disorders Group Haemoglobinopathies Trials Register, abstract books of conference proceedings and several online trials registries (December 2012). One study (with an overall unclear to high risk of bias) comprising 253 participants was included. This study provided limited data, but concluded that tinzaparin resulted in a more rapid resolution of pain, and in a statistically significant lower number of hospitalization days compared to a placebo. Two minor bleeding events were reported as adverse events in the tinzaparin group. Based on the results from this single study, there is incomplete evidence to either support or refute the effectiveness of LMWH in people with sickle cell disease. PMID:24826795

van Zuuren, Esther J; Fedorowicz, Zbys

2014-01-01

139

The European Medicines Agency review of cabazitaxel (Jevtana®) for the treatment of hormone-refractory metastatic prostate cancer: summary of the scientific assessment of the committee for medicinal products for human use.  

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On March 17, 2011 the European Commission issued a marketing authorization valid throughout the European Union for Jevtana® (Sanofi-Aventis, Paris, France) for the treatment of patients with hormone-refractory metastatic prostate cancer previously treated with a docetaxel-containing regimen. The active substance of Jevtana® is cabazitaxel acetone solvate, an antineoplastic agent that acts by disrupting the microtubular network in cells. The recommended dose of cabazitaxel is 25 mg/m2 administered as a 1-hour i.v. infusion every 3 weeks in combination with oral prednisone or prednisolone, 10 mg, administered daily throughout treatment. In the main study submitted for this application, a 2.4-month longer median overall survival time and a 30% lower risk for death were observed for cabazitaxel, compared with mitoxantrone. The most common side effects with cabazitaxel were anemia, leukopenia, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia, and diarrhea. This paper summarizes the scientific review of the application leading to approval in the European Union. The detailed scientific assessment report and product information, including the summary of product characteristics, are available on the European Medicines Agency Web site (http://www.ema.europa.eu). PMID:22477727

Pean, Elias; Demolis, Pierre; Moreau, Alexandre; Hemmings, Robert James; O'Connor, Daniel; Brown, David; Shepard, Terry; Abadie, Eric; Pignatti, Francesco

2012-01-01

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The European Medicines Agency Review of Cabazitaxel (Jevtana(R)) for the Treatment of Hormone-Refractory Metastatic Prostate Cancer: Summary of the Scientific Assessment of the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use  

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On March 17, 2011 the European Commission issued a marketing authorization valid throughout the European Union for Jevtana® (Sanofi-Aventis, Paris, France) for the treatment of patients with hormone-refractory metastatic prostate cancer previously treated with a docetaxel-containing regimen. The active substance of Jevtana® is cabazitaxel acetone solvate, an antineoplastic agent that acts by disrupting the microtubular network in cells. The recommended dose of cabazitaxel is 25 mg/m2 administered as a 1-hour i.v. infusion every 3 weeks in combination with oral prednisone or prednisolone, 10 mg, administered daily throughout treatment. In the main study submitted for this application, a 2.4-month longer median overall survival time and a 30% lower risk for death were observed for cabazitaxel, compared with mitoxantrone. The most common side effects with cabazitaxel were anemia, leukopenia, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia, and diarrhea. This paper summarizes the scientific review of the application leading to approval in the European Union. The detailed scientific assessment report and product information, including the summary of product characteristics, are available on the European Medicines Agency Web site (http://www.ema.europa.eu).

Demolis, Pierre; Moreau, Alexandre; Hemmings, Robert James; O'Connor, Daniel; Brown, David; Shepard, Terry; Abadie, Eric; Pignatti, Francesco

2012-01-01

 
 
 
 
141

Current Intelligence Bulletins: summaries  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

Summaries are provided for the 47 Current Intelligence Bulletins issued to date by NIOSH; any revisions in NIOSH policy made after a bulletin was issued are included. Subjects of the bulletins include the following: chloroprene; trichloroethylene; ethylene-dibromide; chrome pigment; asbestos exposure; hexamethylphosphoric-triamide; polychlorinated biphenyls; 4,4'-diaminodipheylmethane; chloroform; radon daughters; dimethylcarbamoyl-chloride; diethylcarbamoyl-chloride; explosive azide hazard; inorganic arsenic; nitrosamines; metabolic precursors of beta-naphtylamine; 2-nitropropane; acryonitrile; 2,4-diaminoanisole; tetrachloroethylene; trimellitic-anhydride; ethylene-thiourea; ethylene-dibromide and disulfiram, toxic interaction; direct blue 6, direct black 38, direct brown 95, benzidine derived dyes; ethylene-dichloride; NIAX catalyst ESN; chloroethanes, review of toxicity; vinyl halides, carcinogenicity; glycidyl ethers; epichlorohydrin; smoking and the occupational environment; arsine poisoning in the workplace; radiofrequency sealers and heaters; formaldehyde; ethylene-oxide; silica flour; ethylene-dibromide; vibration syndrome; glycol ethers; 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin; 1,3-butadiene; cadmium; monohalomethanes; dinitrotoluenes; polychlorinated biphenyls in electrical equipment fires or failures; methylene-chloride; and 4,4' methylenedianiline.

1986-07-24

142

Summary Analysis and Report of the USAID GMSE Microfinance Demand Survey.  

Science.gov (United States)

This Executive Summary reviews the main findings detailed in the Summary Analysis and Report of the GMSE Microfinance Demand Survey. The GMSE Microfinance Demand Survey was performed under the auspices of the Georgia Microfinance Stabilization and Enhance...

G. Woller

2004-01-01

143

EXTERNAL CONSULTANCY PROJECT SUMMARY  

...EXTERNAL CONSULTANCY PROJECT SUMMARY Division Consultancy Title/ Description EHS Con file reference: Con Consultants Name Consultancy Start Date Consultancy End Date Contract Value (excl. VAT) as...

144

FISS Review 2007 Executive Summary - ARCHIVE: Defra  

should be an explicit consideration in the assessment of a site's rateable value, \\with relief ... due to lack of investment and too much bureaucracy, and limited \\resources. 12 .... (biomass, biofuel, wind, geothermal, hydro etc) would \\encourage uptake. ...... exploring alternative business models and encouraging \\discussions on.

145

Summary information report  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The Summary Information Report (SIR) provides summary data concerning NRC and its licensees for general use by the Chairman, other Commissioners and Commission staff offices, the Executive Director for Operations, and the Office Directors. SIR is published quarterly by the Management Information Branch (49-27834) of the Office of Resource Management

1982-01-01

146

Correlation of the Summary Method with Learning Styles  

Science.gov (United States)

The summary is the last part of the lesson but one of the most important. We aimed to study the relationship between the preference of the summary method (video demonstration, question-answer, or brief review of slides) and learning styles. A total of 131 students were included in the present study. An inventory was prepared to understand the…

Sarikcioglu, Levent; Senol, Yesim; Yildirim, Fatos B.; Hizay, Arzu

2011-01-01

147

A systematic review of the safety information contained within the Summaries of Product Characteristics of medications licensed in the United Kingdom for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. how does the safety prescribing advice compare with national guidance?  

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Full Text Available Abstract Background The safety of paediatric medications is paramount and contraindications provide clear pragmatic advice. Further advice may be accessed through Summaries of Product Characteristics (SPCs and relevant national guidelines. The SPC can be considered the ultimate independent guideline and is regularly updated. In 2008, the authors undertook a systematic review of the SPC contraindications of medications licensed in the United Kingdom (UK for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD. At that time, there were fewer contraindications reported in the SPC for atomoxetine than methylphenidate and the specific contraindications varied considerably amongst methylphenidate formulations. In 2009, the European Medicines Agency (EMA mandated harmonisation of methylphenidate SPCs. Between September and November 2011, there were three changes to the atomoxetine SPC that resulted in revised prescribing information. In addition, Clinical Guidance has also been produced by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE (2008, the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN (2009 and the British National Formulary for Children (BNFC. Methods An updated systematic review of the Contraindications sections of the SPCs of all medications currently licensed for treatment of ADHD in the UK was undertaken and independent statements regarding contraindications and relevant warnings and precautions were then compared with UK national guidance with the aim of assessing any disparity and potential areas of confusion for prescribers. Results As of November 2011, there were seven medications available in the UK for the treatment of ADHD. There are 15 contraindications for most formulations of methylphenidate, 14 for dexamfetamine and 5 for atomoxetine. Significant differences exist between the SPCs and national guidance part due to the ongoing reactive process of amending the former as new information becomes known. In addition, recommendations are made outside UK SPC licensed indications and a significant contraindication for methylphenidate (suicidal behaviours is missing from both the NICE and SIGN guidelines. Particular disparity exists relating to monitoring for suicidal and psychiatric side effects. The BNFC has not yet been updated in line with the European Union (EU Directive on methylphenidate; it does not include any contraindications for atomoxetine but describes contraindications for methylphenidate that are no longer in the SPC. Conclusion Clinicians seeking prescribing advice from critical independent sources of data, such as SPCs and national guidelines, may be confused by the disparity that exists. There are major differences between guidelines and SPCs and neither should be referred to in isolation. The SPC represents the most relevant source of safety data to aid prescribing of medications for ADHD as they present the most current safety data in line with increased exposure. National guidelines may need more regular updates.

Savill Nicola

2012-01-01

148

2012 Annual Summary Report for the Area 3 and Area 5 Radioactive Waste Management Sites at the Nevada National Security Site, Nye County, Nevada: Review of the Performance Assessments and Composite Analyses  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The Maintenance Plan for the Performance Assessments and Composite Analyses for the Area 3 and Area 5 Radioactive Waste Management Sites at the Nevada Test Site (National Security Technologies, LLC 2007a) requires an annual review to assess the adequacy of the performance assessments (PAs) and composite analyses (CAs), with the results submitted to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management. The Disposal Authorization Statements for the Area 3 and Area 5 Radioactive Waste Management Sites (RWMSs) also require that such reviews be made and that secondary or minor unresolved issues be tracked and addressed as part of the maintenance plan (DOE 1999a, 2000). The U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office performed an annual review of the Area 3 and Area 5 RWMS PAs and CAs for fiscal year (FY) 2012. This annual summary report presents data and conclusions from the FY 2012 review, and determines the adequacy of the PAs and CAs. Operational factors (e.g., waste forms and containers, facility design, and waste receipts), closure plans, monitoring results, and research and development (R&D) activities were reviewed to determine the adequacy of the PAs. Likewise, the environmental restoration activities at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) relevant to the sources of residual radioactive material that are considered in the CAs, the land-use planning, and the results of the environmental monitoring and R&D activities were reviewed to determine the adequacy of the CAs. Important developments in FY 2012 include the following: ? Release of a special analysis for the Area 3 RWMS assessing the continuing validity of the PA and CA ? Development of a new Area 5 RWMS closure inventory estimate based on disposals through FY 2012 ? Evaluation of new or revised waste streams by special analysis ? Development of version 4.114 of the Area 5 RWMS GoldSim PA model The Area 3 RWMS has been in inactive status since July 1, 2006, with the last shipment received in April 2006. The FY 2012 review of operations, facility design, closure plans, monitoring results, and R&D results for the Area 3 RWMS indicates no changes that would impact PA validity. A special analysis using the Area 3 RWMS v2.102 GoldSim PA model was prepared to update the PA results for the Area 3 RWMS in FY 2012. The special analysis concludes that all performance objectives can be met and the Area 3 RWMS PA remains valid. There is no need to the revise the Area 3 RWMS PA. Review of Area 5 RWMS operations, design, closure plans, monitoring results, and R&D activities indicates no significant changes other than an increase in the inventory disposed. The FY 2012 PA results, generated with the Area 5 RWMS v4.114 GoldSim PA model, indicate that there continues to be a reasonable expectation of meeting all performance objectives. The results and conclusions of the Area 5 RWMS PA are judged valid, and there is no need to the revise the PA. A review of changes potentially impacting the CAs indicates that no significant changes occurred in FY 2012. The continuing adequacy of the CAs was evaluated with the new models, and no significant changes that would alter CA results or conclusions were found. The revision of the Area 3 RWMS CA, which will include the Underground Test Area source term (Corrective Action Unit [CAU] 97), is scheduled for FY 2024, following the completion of the Yucca Flat CAU 97 Corrective Action Decision Document/Corrective Action Plan in FY 2016. Inclusion of the Frenchman Flat CAU 98 results in the Area 5 RWMS CA is scheduled for FY 2016, pending the completion of the CAU 98 closure report in FY 2015. Near-term R&D efforts will focus on continuing development of the Area 3 and Area 5 RWMS GoldSim PA/CA and inventory models.

Shott, G. [National Security Technologies, LLC

2013-03-18

149

Plutonium focus area. Technology summary  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The Assistant Secretary for the Office of Environmental Management (EM) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) chartered the Plutonium Focus Area (PFA) in October 1995. The PFA open-quotes...provides for peer and technical reviews of research and development in plutonium stabilization activities...close quotes In addition, the PFA identifies and develops relevant research and technology. The purpose of this document is to focus attention on the requirements used to develop research and technology for stabilization, storage, and preparation for disposition of nuclear materials. The PFA Technology Summary presents the approach the PFA uses to identify, recommend, and review research. It lists research requirements, research being conducted, and gaps where research is needed. It also summarizes research performed by the PFA in the traditional research summary format. This document encourages researchers and commercial enterprises to do business with PFA by submitting research proposals or open-quotes white papers.close quotes In addition, it suggests ways to increase the likelihood that PFA will recommend proposed research to the Nuclear Materials Stabilization Task Group (NMSTG) of DOE

1997-01-01

150

Project W-030 safety class upgrade summary report  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This document presents a summary of safety class criteria for the 241-AY/AZ Tank Farm primary ventilation system upgrade under Project W-030, and recommends acceptance of the system as constructed, based on a review of supporting documentation.

Kriskovich, J.R.

1998-02-13

151

Project W-030 safety class upgrade summary report  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This document presents a summary of safety class criteria for the 241-AY/AZ Tank Farm primary ventilation system upgrade under Project W-030, and recommends acceptance of the system as constructed, based on a review of supporting documentation

1998-01-01

152

Biofuels: Project summaries  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The US DOE, through the Biofuels Systems Division (BSD) is addressing the issues surrounding US vulnerability to petroleum supply. The BSD goal is to develop technologies that are competitive with fossil fuels, in both cost and environmental performance, by the end of the decade. This document contains summaries of ongoing research sponsored by the DOE BSD. A summary sheet is presented for each project funded or in existence during FY 1993. Each summary sheet contains and account of project funding, objectives, accomplishments and current status, and significant publications.

1994-07-01

153

Summary and conclusions  

Science.gov (United States)

A summary is presented of the engineering and scientific results derived from the investigations conducted on the returned Surveyor 3 hardware, lunar soil, and photographs taken by the Apollo 12 astronauts.

Nickle, N. L.; Carroll, W. F.

1972-01-01

154

Summary report analysis presentation  

FHP Cattle Initiative. Project Summary Report. Analysis. Akinola Gandonu. Defra \\Farm Health ... Benchmarking condemnation rates showed disease impacts on \\live weight gain/days to .... Failure to adopt advice resulting in apathy for project.

155

Conference summary: Experimnetal  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The conference is the 1995 International Conference on Strongly Correlated Electron Systems. The summary highlights research on the ``extended`` Doniach model, Kondo insulators, borocarbide superconductors, oxides (including cuprates), other phase transitions, and new materials.

Thommpson, J.D.

1995-12-31

156

Conference summary: Experimnetal  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The conference is the 1995 International Conference on Strongly Correlated Electron Systems. The summary highlights research on the ''extended'' Doniach model, Kondo insulators, borocarbide superconductors, oxides (including cuprates), other phase transitions, and new materials

1995-09-27

157

Summary - ARCHIVE: Defra  

Appendix C – Figures for additional analysis . ... analysis (code was run in \\sections and manual cross-checks made on interim results); additional ... Table 1: \\Summary table of the proportion of new Gamma incidences (from badgers \

158

waste summary return guidance  

Waste Summary Return form guidance (April 2014) Further to the introduction of the electronic returns form, certain changes have been introduced that should make filling in the form easier and even more straightforward....

159

Joining Distributed Database Summaries  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

The database summarization system coined SaintEtiQ provides multi-level summaries of tabular data stored into a centralized database. Summaries are computed online with a conceptual hierarchical clustering algorithm. However, in many companies, data are distributed among several sites, either homogeneously (i.e. , sites contain data for a common set of features) or heterogeneously (i.e. , sites contain data for di?erent features). Consequently, the current centralized version of SaintEtiQ i...

Bechchi, Mounir; Raschia, Guillaume; Mouaddib, Noureddine

2008-01-01

160

Site environmental report summary  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

In this summary of the Fernald 1992 Site Environmental Report the authors will describe the impact of the Fernald site on man and the environment and provide results from the ongoing Environmental Monitoring Program. Also included is a summary of the data obtained from sampling conducted to determine if the site complies with DOE, US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), and Ohio EPA (OEPA) requirements. These requirements are set to protect both man and the environment

1992-01-01

 
 
 
 
161

Site environmental report summary  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

In this summary of the Fernald 1992 Site Environmental Report the authors will describe the impact of the Fernald site on man and the environment and provide results from the ongoing Environmental Monitoring Program. Also included is a summary of the data obtained from sampling conducted to determine if the site complies with DOE, US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), and Ohio EPA (OEPA) requirements. These requirements are set to protect both man and the environment.

1992-12-31

162

Summary information report  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The Summary Information Report (SIR) provides summary data concerning NRC and its licensees for general use by the Chairman, other Commissioners and Commission staff offices, the Executive Director for Operations, and the Office Directors. SIR is published quarterly by the Management Information Branch (49-27834) of the Office of Resource Management. This branch was formerly part of the Office of Management and Program Analysis

1982-01-01

163

2011 Annual Summary Report for the Area 3 and Area 5 Radioactive Waste Management Sites at the Nevada National Security Site, Nye County, Nevada: Review of the Performance Assessments and Composite Analyses  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The Maintenance Plan for the Performance Assessments and Composite Analyses for the Area 3 and Area 5 Radioactive Waste Management Sites at the Nevada Test Site (National Security Technologies, LLC, 2007a) requires an annual review to assess the adequacy of the Performance Assessments (PAs) and Composite Analyses (CAs), with the results submitted annually to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management. The Disposal Authorization Statements for the Area 3 and Area 5 Radioactive Waste Management Sites (RWMSs) also require that such reviews be made and that secondary or minor unresolved issues be tracked and addressed as part of the maintenance plan (DOE, 1999a; 2000). The U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office performed an annual review of the Area 3 and Area 5 RWMS PAs and CAs for fiscal year (FY) 2011. This annual summary report presents data and conclusions from the FY 2011 review, and determines the adequacy of the PAs and CAs. Operational factors (e.g., waste forms and containers, facility design, and waste receipts), closure plans, monitoring results, and research and development (R and D) activities were reviewed to determine the adequacy of the PAs. Likewise, the environmental restoration activities at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) (formerly the Nevada Test Site) relevant to the sources of residual radioactive material that are considered in the CAs, the land-use planning, and the results of the environmental monitoring and R and D activities were reviewed to determine the adequacy of the CAs. Important developments in FY 2011 include the following: (1) Operation of a new shallow land disposal unit and a new Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)-compliant lined disposal unit at the Area 5 RWMS; (2) Development of new closure inventory estimates based on disposals through FY 2011; (3) Evaluation of new or revised waste streams by special analysis; (4) Development of version 2.102 of the Area 3 RWMS GoldSim PA model; and (5) Development of version 4.113 of the Area 5 RWMS GoldSim PA model. Analysis of the latest available data using the Area 5 RWMS v4.113 GoldSim PA model indicates that all performance objectives can be met. The results and conclusions of the Area 5 RWMS PA are judged valid, and there is no need to the revise the PA. The Area 3 RWMS has been in inactive status since July 1, 2006, with the last shipment received in April 2006. In FY 2011, there were no operational changes, monitoring results, or R and D results for the Area 3 RWMS that would impact PA validity. Despite the increase in waste volume and inventory at the Area 3 RWMS since 1996 when the PA was approved, the facility performance evaluated with the Area 3 RWMS PA GoldSim model, version 2.0 (with the final closure inventory), remains well below the performance objectives set forth in U.S. Department of Energy Order DOE O 435.1, 'Radioactive Waste Management' (DOE, 2001). The conclusions of the Area 3 RWMS PA remain valid. A special analysis was prepared to update the PA and CA results for the Area 3 RWMS in FY 2011. Release of the special analysis is planned for FY 2012. The continuing adequacy of the CAs was evaluated with the new models, and no significant changes that would alter CA results or conclusions were found. Inclusion of the Frenchman Flat Underground Test Area (UGTA) results in the Area 5 RWMS CA is scheduled for FY 2016, pending the completion of the closure report for the Frenchman Flat UGTA corrective action unit (CAU) in FY 2015. An industrial site, CAU 547, with corrective action sites near the Area 3 RWMS was found to have a significant plutonium inventory in 2009. CAU 547 will be evaluated for inclusion of future revisions or updates of the Area 3 RWMS CA. The revision of the Area 3 RWMS CA, which will include the UGTA source terms, is expected in FY 2024, following the completion of the Yucca Flat CAU Corrective Action Decision Document, scheduled for FY 2023. Near-term R and D efforts will focus on continuing development of the Are

2012-01-01

164

2011 Annual Summary Report for the Area 3 and Area 5 Radioactive Waste Management Sites at the Nevada National Security Site, Nye County, Nevada: Review of the Performance Assessments and Composite Analyses  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The Maintenance Plan for the Performance Assessments and Composite Analyses for the Area 3 and Area 5 Radioactive Waste Management Sites at the Nevada Test Site (National Security Technologies, LLC, 2007a) requires an annual review to assess the adequacy of the Performance Assessments (PAs) and Composite Analyses (CAs), with the results submitted annually to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management. The Disposal Authorization Statements for the Area 3 and Area 5 Radioactive Waste Management Sites (RWMSs) also require that such reviews be made and that secondary or minor unresolved issues be tracked and addressed as part of the maintenance plan (DOE, 1999a; 2000). The U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office performed an annual review of the Area 3 and Area 5 RWMS PAs and CAs for fiscal year (FY) 2011. This annual summary report presents data and conclusions from the FY 2011 review, and determines the adequacy of the PAs and CAs. Operational factors (e.g., waste forms and containers, facility design, and waste receipts), closure plans, monitoring results, and research and development (R and D) activities were reviewed to determine the adequacy of the PAs. Likewise, the environmental restoration activities at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) (formerly the Nevada Test Site) relevant to the sources of residual radioactive material that are considered in the CAs, the land-use planning, and the results of the environmental monitoring and R and D activities were reviewed to determine the adequacy of the CAs. Important developments in FY 2011 include the following: (1) Operation of a new shallow land disposal unit and a new Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)-compliant lined disposal unit at the Area 5 RWMS; (2) Development of new closure inventory estimates based on disposals through FY 2011; (3) Evaluation of new or revised waste streams by special analysis; (4) Development of version 2.102 of the Area 3 RWMS GoldSim PA model; and (5) Development of version 4.113 of the Area 5 RWMS GoldSim PA model. Analysis of the latest available data using the Area 5 RWMS v4.113 GoldSim PA model indicates that all performance objectives can be met. The results and conclusions of the Area 5 RWMS PA are judged valid, and there is no need to the revise the PA. The Area 3 RWMS has been in inactive status since July 1, 2006, with the last shipment received in April 2006. In FY 2011, there were no operational changes, monitoring results, or R and D results for the Area 3 RWMS that would impact PA validity. Despite the increase in waste volume and inventory at the Area 3 RWMS since 1996 when the PA was approved, the facility performance evaluated with the Area 3 RWMS PA GoldSim model, version 2.0 (with the final closure inventory), remains well below the performance objectives set forth in U.S. Department of Energy Order DOE O 435.1, 'Radioactive Waste Management' (DOE, 2001). The conclusions of the Area 3 RWMS PA remain valid. A special analysis was prepared to update the PA and CA results for the Area 3 RWMS in FY 2011. Release of the special analysis is planned for FY 2012. The continuing adequacy of the CAs was evaluated with the new models, and no significant changes that would alter CA results or conclusions were found. Inclusion of the Frenchman Flat Underground Test Area (UGTA) results in the Area 5 RWMS CA is scheduled for FY 2016, pending the completion of the closure report for the Frenchman Flat UGTA corrective action unit (CAU) in FY 2015. An industrial site, CAU 547, with corrective action sites near the Area 3 RWMS was found to have a significant plutonium inventory in 2009. CAU 547 will be evaluated for inclusion of future revisions or updates of the Area 3 RWMS CA. The revision of the Area 3 RWMS CA, which will include the UGTA source terms, is expected in FY 2024, following the completion of the Yucca Flat CAU Corrective Action Decision Document, scheduled for FY 2023. Near-term R and D efforts will focus on continuing development

NSTec Environmental Management

2012-03-20

165

Swiss Energy Perspectives 2035 - Management summary; Energieperspektiven 2035 - Management summary  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This management summary issued by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) summarises the Swiss Energy Perspectives 2035 - a five-part synthesis report published in 2007. The report presents no prognoses but provides an 'if-then' overview of a set of four scenarios that examined ways in which Swiss energy demands could be met by the year 2035. National and international boundary conditions taken into account are reviewed and the four scenarios are introduced and briefly described. These include the reference scenario 'Business as Usual', 'Increased Co-operation' between politics and business, 'New Priorities' with goals set to reduce energy consumption and CO{sub 2} emissions and 'On the Way to a 2000-Watt Society'. Risks posed and chances provided are discussed, as are the options for taking action

NONE

2007-01-15

166

Experimental summary talk. A summary of the experimental results presented at Moriond QCD 2001  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

A summary of the experimental results presented at Moriond QCD 2001 are given. The author reviews results concerning the expected mass of the Higgs boson, the discovery of new particles, heavy-ion collision physics, structure functions, diffractive J/{psi} production, WW physics, heavy flavours and the first results given by BaBar and Belle installations.

Pietrzyk, B

2001-06-01

167

Executive Summary - Overview  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Professor Andrzej Budzanowski was Director of IFJ in the years 1990-2004. On September 1st 2004, on IFJ joining the Polish Academy of Sciences, Professor Marek Jezabek has been nominated by the President of PAN as the Director of IFJ, for a 4-year term. Our Institute, with a personnel of 450 (182 research staff) and over 50 Ph.D. students, is presently one of the largest institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences and one of the largest research institutes in Poland. The scientific staff consists on 120 post-doctoral researchers, 26 Associated Professors and 36 State-Nominated Professors. The total budget of the Institute for the year 2004 was about 56 million Euro. The IFJ is financed mainly from the state budget of the Ministry of Scientific Research and Information Technology. In 2004 this financing was about 4 million Euro, constituting 72% of the Institute's total budget. The remaining part of our 2004 budget came from individual research projects, also sponsored by the Ministry of Scientific Research (688 kEuro), from international projects (368 kEuro) and from the Institute's entrepreneurship activities (498 kEuro). Between 2003 and 2004 we doubled our income from international projects. For further budget information. The Scientific Council of the Institute, which consists of 40 elected members of the Institute's staff and 4 external members (elected representatives from other Polish institutes and universities), is authorized to confer Ph.D. degrees in Physics and related disciplines, and to initiate and conduct habilitation and professorship procedures. In 2003-2004 17 Ph.D. theses and 11 habilitations have been completed. Following their review procedures, 3 Associate Professors at the IFJ became state-nominated Professors, receiving their nominations from Poland's President, Mr. A. Kwasniewski. The Institute is structured into 17 scientific departments which cover the range of our scientific interests. A summary of our main scientific achievements in the years 2003-2004, is presented below. The scientific activities of the Institute in 2004 are structured into 7 main topics and sub-divided into 48 tasks. More detailed reports on these activities, including the project title, name of task leader, main objectives, budget, involvement in national and international projects, technical infrastructure, related publications, main achievements, plans for the incoming years and long term plans, are presented. In 2004 IFJ was awarded by Professor Kleiber, the Minister of Scientific Research and Information Technology, for successfully entering five major projects of the 6th Framework European Program. According to the current requirements of the Ministry of Scientific Research and Information Technology, the quality of scientific output of Poland's research establishments is currently measured chiefly by the number of ISI-listed publications. Over the two-year period (years 2003 and 2004) our research staff had published 322 and 366 papers in international journals listed in the Philadelphia ISI Master list, and 139 and 116 other publications, in the form of books, reviews, chapters in scholarly textbooks, papers and reports. Apart from scientific departments, the Institute has three technical sections. The main accelerator facilities in the IFJ are the AIC-144 isochronous cyclotron, the 2.5 MeV proton Van de Graaff accelerator and a 14 MeV neutron generator. A list of our major research facilities and of their general specifications, is given. Two EU-accredited Dosimetry Laboratories, providing individual and environmental dosimetry and calibration of radiation protection instruments, operate at the Institute. A radiation monitoring station at the IFJ provides continuous data on ambient dose rate and on the radioactive contamination of air to the Polish National Atomic Agency. The Institute is able to provide regional authorities with radiation emergency support, should such need arise. Advanced post-graduate courses in specialised physics topics are given to 55 students of the International Post-Graduate Study Cours

2005-01-01

168

78 FR 78369 - Submission for OMB Review; 30-Day Comment Request: Early Career Reviewer Program Online...  

Science.gov (United States)

...System--Center for Scientific Review (CSR) SUMMARY: Under the provisions of Section...number-- Center for Scientific Review (CSR), National Institutes of Health (NIH...Collection: The Center for Scientific Review (CSR) is the portal for NIH grant...

2013-12-26

169

Summary of the workshop: towards 4? physics  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This summary is not intended to give an extensive review of all what has been said during the three days about technics, experiments and theories. It will be rather a brief and simple overview of what I felt during the meeting while listening to the different talks, discussions and participating to the round tables which were also a very important part of the workshop and contributed a lot to its success. This summary will be organized as follows: in a first part I shall briefly describe the basic problems that one is faced with ''exclusive'' measurements. Finally, we shall briefly review some of the theoretical problems existing at intermediate bombarding energies since any experiment would initially rely heavily on theoretical considerations

1985-12-16

170

dardhistoricestate2013 summary  

...the DARD Historic Estate. This return should be viewed as a...of the Department’s Historic Assets, and will be developed as...improves. Summary of DARD Historic Assets There are currently 39 assets listed as Historic Buildings, although...

171

TFPsdraftreportEXEC SUMMARY  

…to record that I am to blame for any remaining errors. Also, nothing in this report should be construed as representing Agency policy; any views expressed are those of the author. John Corkindale Environment Agency May 2007 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Introduction 1. This report is predicated on the assumption…

172

Project Summary and Conclusions  

Science.gov (United States)

A top level summary of activities conducted throughout the course of the EDOMP in response to initial concerns at the outset of the program is provided. Significant findings from the investigations are summarized, together with resulting countermeasures that were implemented and flight rules that were developed in response to these findings. Subsequent paragraphs provide more information; details will be found in the referenced sections.

Sawin, Charles

1999-01-01

173

RICAP-07: Summary comments  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

The Roma International Conference on Astroparticle Physics covered gamma-ray astronomy, air shower experiments and neutrino astronomy on three successive days. I organize my brief summary comments into four topics that cut across these three techniques. They are detector calibration, galactic sources, extra-galactic sources and cosmology.

Gaisser, Thomas K.

2008-01-01

174

Ricap-07: Summary comments  

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The Roma International Conference on Astroparticle Physics covered gamma-ray astronomy, air-shower experiments and neutrino astronomy on three successive days. I organize my brief summary comments into four topics that cut across these three techniques. They are detector calibration, galactic sources, extra-galactic sources and cosmology.

Gaisser, T.K. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Bartol Research Institute, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716 (United States)], E-mail: gaisser@bartol.udel.edu

2008-04-01

175

Nucleon spin summary  

CERN Multimedia

This talk summarises the discussions during the conference on the spin structure of the nucleon held at Erice; July 1995. The summary focuses on where we have come, where we are now, and the emerging questions that direct where we go next in the quest to understand the nucleon spin.

Close, Francis Edwin

1995-01-01

176

MIV Project: Executive Summary  

DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

Under the ESA contract #11453/95/NL/JG(SC), aiming at assessing the feasibility of Rendez-vous and docking of unmanned spacecrafts, a reference mission scenario was defined. This report gives an executive summary of the achievements and results from the project.

Ravazzotti, Mariolina T.; Jørgensen, John Leif

1997-01-01

177

Summary of neutrino presentations  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This summary is divided into two sections. First, we concentrate on conventional neutrino physics interpreted in the context of standard electroweak theory. Second, we discuss double beta decay where gross violations of the predictions of the theory might appear, and also we discuss specific searches for consequences of finite neutrino mass. 11 figs., 5 tabs

1988-05-14

178

Ricap-07: Summary comments  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The Roma International Conference on Astroparticle Physics covered gamma-ray astronomy, air-shower experiments and neutrino astronomy on three successive days. I organize my brief summary comments into four topics that cut across these three techniques. They are detector calibration, galactic sources, extra-galactic sources and cosmology

2008-04-01

179

Geothermal energy. Program summary  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

Brief descriptions of geothermal projects funded through the Department of Energy during FY 1978 are presented. Each summary gives the project title, contractor name, contract number, funding level, dates, location, and name of the principal investigator, together with project highlights, which provide informaion such as objectives, strategies, and a brief project description. (MHR)

1979-06-01

180

Why Write Book Reviews?  

Science.gov (United States)

The pressure to publish or perish or, more recently, to be visible or vanish, marginalises a culture of critical reading and reflection that has historically been the province of book reviews. Today, book reviews are roundly rejected by academic bureaucrats as unimportant, easy to write and hence, easy to get published, mere summaries, uncritical…

Obeng-Odoom, Franklin

2014-01-01

 
 
 
 
181

Review of particle properties  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

In this Review, we list, evaluate, and average measured properties of gauge bosons, leptons, quarks, mesons, and baryons. We also summarize searches for hypothetical particles such as Higgs bosons, the top quark, heavy neutrinos, monopoles, and supersymmetric particles. All the particle properties and search limits are listed in Summary Tables. We also give numerous tables, figures, formulae, and reviews of topics such as the Standard Model, particle detectors, probability, and statistics. A booklet is available containing the Summary Tables and abbreviated versions of some other sections of this full Review

1992-06-01

182

Executive Summary - Overview  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Our Institute, with a personnel of 477 (195 research staff ) and 71 Ph.D. students, is presently the largest institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences and one of the largest research institutes in Poland. The scientific staff consists of 129 postdoctoral researchers, 26 Associated Professors (doktor habilitowany) and 40 State - Nominated Professors (see Annex B). The IFJ PAN is financed mainly from the State budget of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. In 2006 this core financing was about 4.8 MEUR, constituting less than 45 % of the Institute's total budget. The total budget of the Institute for the year 2005 was about 7.0 MEUR but in 2006 increased to over 10.7 MEUR. This rapid increase was mainly caused by the quickly growing income from the international projects, which in 2006 brought a total of more than 2.2 MEUR. In addition, IFJ PAN received substantial support from the grants towards local infrastructure and local equipment, which in 2006 amounted to almost 2.4 MEUR. For further budget information, see Annex C. 2.4 MEUR obtained in 2006 via the structural funds of European Union enabled IFJ PAN the largest purchases of the laboratory equipment in last two decades, especially in the fi eld of materials engineering, ion implantation techniques, surface physics and advanced dosimetric equipment. In addition, the medical equipment for the proton radiotherapy of eye melanoma has been funded by the Ministry of Health and the X-ray microbeam facility by the Polish Foundation of Science. These successes were possible also due to the reorganization of the administration, which elaborated the threefold increased number of tenders. The increasing activity of IFJ PAN at the European level has been awarded by Prof. Sewerynski, the Ministry of Science and High Education by the Prize of the Crystal Brussels in the categories of the Institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The recruitment of the personnel has been significantly modified. All new post-doc and administration positions are now opened, announced at IFJ web page and at the local recruitment offices. Special commission prepares the recommendations for the Director to accept or reject the candidates. According to the current requirements of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the quality of scientific output of Poland's research establishments is currently measured chiefly by the number of ISI-listed publications. Over the two-year period (2005 and 2006) our research staff had published 700 papers in international journals listed in the Philadelphia ISI Master List, and 607 other publications, in the form of books, reviews, chapters in scholarly textbooks, papers and reports. The entire list of IFJ PAN publications for the years 2005 and 2006 is given in Annex F. Every 4 years all scientific institutions in Poland are submitted to the process of categorization. In 2002 IFJ was ranked in the second category but in the 2006 ranking we were scored first category. The Scientific Council of the Institute, which consists of 41 elected staff members and 4 external members (elected representatives from other Polish institutes and universities), is authorized to confer Ph.D. degrees in physics and related disciplines, and to initiate and conduct habilitation and professorship procedures. In 2005-2006 24 Ph.D. degrees were conferred and 6 habilitation procedures were completed. Following their review procedures, 7 Associate Professors at the IFJ PAN became state-nominated Professors, receiving their nominations from Poland's Presidents, Mr. Aleksander Kwasniewski (2005) and Mr. Lech Kaczynski (2006). Following the recommendations of the Scientific Advisory Board the Institute structure has been significantly reorganized. 25 scientific departments have been consolidated into 5 divisions (see Chart on page A-4.) to improve the management and the efficiency of work. A summary of our main scientific achievements in the years 2005-2006, is presented below. The scientific activities of the Institute in 2006 are structured into 7 main topics and sub-divided

2007-01-01

183

Fusion11 Conference Summary  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This document is a summary account of the conference Fusion11, held in Saint Malo, France, May 2-6, 2011. There were 77 talks by experts in the field. The author comments on a few of the physics topics discussed during the presentations. His comments concern: new facilities, fusion cross-sections (particularly the barrier penetration model, optical potentials, the channel coupling, the barrier distribution, fusion hindrance and transfer channels), rare isotopes, clusters and superheavy elements

2011-05-02

184

Summary and outlook  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

In 2003, a series of Very Large Volume Neutrino Telescope Workshops (VLVnT) was initiated in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The 5th workshop in this series took place in Erlangen, Germany, between 12–14 October 2011 and focused on the aspects of high-energy neutrino astronomy. In this summary report, an overview of the activities world-wide is presented as well as the perspectives of the field.

Jong, M. de, E-mail: mjg@nikhef.nl [Nikhef - National Institute for Subatomic Physics, Science Park 105, 1098 XG Amsterdam (Netherlands); LION - Leiden Institute of Physics, Leiden University, PO Box 9504, 2300 RA Leiden (Netherlands)

2013-10-11

185

Summary and outlook  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

In 2003, a series of Very Large Volume Neutrino Telescope Workshops (VLVnT) was initiated in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The 5th workshop in this series took place in Erlangen, Germany, between 12–14 October 2011 and focused on the aspects of high-energy neutrino astronomy. In this summary report, an overview of the activities world-wide is presented as well as the perspectives of the field

2013-10-11

186

Blois V: Experimental summary  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The author gives a summary talk of the best experimental data given at the Vth Blois Workshop on Elastic and Diffractive Scattering. He addresses the following eight areas in his talk: total and elastic cross sections; single diffractive excitation; electron-proton scattering; di-jets and rapidity gaps; areas of future study; spins and asymmetries; high-transverse momentum and masses at the Tevatron; and disoriented chiral condensates and cosmic radiation

1993-06-08

187

Blois V: Experimental summary  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The author gives a summary talk of the best experimental data given at the Vth Blois Workshop on Elastic and Diffractive Scattering. He addresses the following eight areas in his talk: total and elastic cross sections; single diffractive excitation; electron-proton scattering; di-jets and rapidity gaps; areas of future study; spins and asymmetries; high-transverse momentum and masses at the Tevatron; and disoriented chiral condensates and cosmic radiation.

Albrow, M.G.

1993-09-01

188

Summary on experiments  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Experimental studies of the atomic structures of both simple and complex atoms and ions provide crucial tests of atomic structure theory and of calculational techniques for a wide range of atomic systems. This summary is restricted to a brief discussion of some recent and current experiments in few-electron and many-electron atoms and ions which represent exciting challenges to sophisticated atomic structure calculations, discussed elsewhere. In particular the emphasis is on high-Z systems

1981-03-01

189

Introductory materials for committee members: 1) instructions for the Los Alamos National Laboratory fiscal year 2010 capability reviews 2) NPAC strategic capability planning 3) Summary self-assessment for the nuclear and particle physics, astrophysics an  

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Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) uses external peer review to measure and continuously improve the quality of its science, technology and engineering (STE). LANL uses capability reviews to assess the STE quality and institutional integration and to advise Laboratory Management on the current and future health of the STE. Capability reviews address the STE integration that LANL uses to meet mission requirements. STE capabilities are define to cut across directorates providing a more holistic view of the STE quality, integration to achieve mission requirements, and mission relevance. The scope of these capabilities necessitate that there will be significant overlap in technical areas covered by capability reviews (e.g., materials research and weapons science and engineering). In addition, LANL staff may be reviewed in different capability reviews because of their varied assignments and expertise. LANL plans to perform a complete review of the Laboratory's STE capabilities (hence staff) in a three-year cycle. The principal product of an external review is a report that includes the review committee's assessments, commendations, and recommendations for STE. The Capability Review Committees serve a dual role of providing assessment of the Laboratory's technical contributions and integration towards its missions and providing advice to Laboratory Management. The assessments and advice are documented in reports prepared by the Capability Review Committees that are delivered to the Director and to the Principal Associate Director for Science, Technology and Engineering (PADSTE). This report will be used by Laboratory Management for STE assessment and planning. The report is also provided to the Department of Energy (DOE) as part of LANL's Annual Performance Plan and to the Los Alamos National Security (LANS) LLC's Science and Technology Committee (STC) as part of its responsibilities to the LANS Board of Governors.

Redondo, Antonio [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-01-01

190

Summary of computer codes for radiological assessment  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This report is the second in a series of five reports that will provide critical reviews and summaries of computer programs that can be used to analyze the potential performance of a high-level radioactive waste repository. The computer programs identified address the following areas: radionuclide source term, radiation shielding, airborne transport, surface water transport, dose to man, and health effects. The report identifies 242 computer codes for use in analyzing radiological assessment issues and provides a summary description of 17 computer programs. These 17 computer programs are being used by the US Department of Energy, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, or the US Environmental Protection Agency to analyze high-level waste management or reactor effluent releases

1983-01-01

191

Meeting Summary, Credit Trading Work Group  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

OAK-B135 Credit Trading Work Group Meeting Summary. The purpose of the meeting is to: (1) Provide an opportunity for NWCC Work Group Members, NWCC Members, and invited expert participants to hear an overview of the draft NWCC Credit Trading Report and to critically review and discuss the report's recommendations and principles. (2) Hear presentations from several perspectives of other experts on credit trading which provide: (a) a brief summary of credit trading activities they are involved in, and (b) critical responses to the NWCC draft report. (3) Identify how the report can be improved at the big picture level. Attempt to resolve issues or concerns if necessary. (4) Discuss the recommendations and credit trading principles in detail and attempt to reach consensus on these sections for presentation to the NWCC. (5) Discuss if any of the outreach and communication recommendations in the report should be conducted by the NWCC.

Kevin Bryan

2000-12-07

192

Carbon dioxide research plan. A summary  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The Department of Energy is the lead federal agency for research related to atmospheric carbon dioxide. Its responsibility is to sponsor a program of relevant research, and to coordinate this research with that of others. As part of its responsibilities, the Department of Energy has prepared a research plan. The plan documented in this Summary delineated the logic, objectives, organization, background and current status of the research activities. The Summary Plan is based on research subplans in four specific areas: global carbon cycle, climate effects, vegetative response and indirect effects. These subplans have emanated from a series of national and international workshops, conferences, and from technical reports. The plans have been peer reviewed by experts in the relevant scientific fields. Their execution is being coordinated between the responsible federal and international government agencies and the involved scientific community.

1983-11-01

193

FY 1996 activity summary  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The US Department of Energy Office of Nuclear and Facility Safety provides nuclear safety policy, independent technical evaluation, and technical support. A summary of these activities is provided in this report. These include: (1) changing the mission of the former production facilities to storage and waste management; (2) stabilizing nuclear materials not recycled due to production cessation or interruptions; (3) reformulating the authorization basis for existing facilities to convert to a standards based approach for operations consistent with modern expectations; and (4) implementing a modern regulatory framework for nuclear facilities. Enforcement of the Price-Anderson Amendments Act is also reported

1997-01-01

194

LEAP 1992: Conference summary  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

We present a summary of the many new results in antiproton (bar p) physics presented at the LEAP '92 conference, in the areas of meson spectroscopy, bar NN scattering, annihilation and spin observables, strangeness and charm production, bar N annihilation in nuclei, atomic physics with very low energy bar p's, the exploration of fundamental symmetries and interactions with bar p (CP, T, CPT, gravitation), and the prospects for new bar p facilities at ultralow energies or energies above the LEAR regime (? 2 GeV/c)

1992-09-14

195

RFP theory workshop summary  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The major issues and new important developments are pointed out. In particular, an attempt has been made to indicate where more theoretical work on outstanding RFP problems is needed. It is hoped that this will materially accelerate RFP theory in the areas of greatest need and will aid any theorist attempting to make new and pertinent contributions in the field. It was not possible to discuss specifically every piece of work; this would have significantly lengthened an already lengthy summary. The topics are discussed in subject headings essentially as they appeared in the workshop but their order was changed in an attempt to aid in the logical presentation

1982-01-01

196

ALICE Physics Summary  

Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

Full Text Available The ALICE experiment at the LHC has collected data in proton-proton (pp collisions at ?s = 0.9, 2.76, 7 and 8 TeV, in lead-lead (Pb-Pb collisions at ?sNN = 2.76 TeV and in proton-lead (p-Pb collisions at ?sNN= 5.02 TeV. A summary overview of recent experimental physics results obtained by ALICE is presented in this paper with a selection of few representative measurements.

Preghenella Roberto

2013-05-01

197

Summary: gravitation and cosmology  

Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

Full Text Available SciELO Brazil | Language: English Abstract in english The XXVI Encontro Nacional de Física de Partículas e Campos (ENFPC: Brazilian National Meeting on Particles and Fields) took place in São Lourenço, MG, Brazil, in October 2005. I was invited to deliver the summary talk on the area of gravitation and cosmology, in which I took the opportunity to brie [...] fly present a historic sketch of the ideas related to relativity, gravitation and cosmology in general, then some admittedly idiosyncratic highlights on current research in the field and an overview of some aspects of the corresponding national situation.

Maurício O., Calvão.

198

The European Medicines Agency Review of Cabazitaxel (Jevtana®) for the Treatment of Hormone-Refractory Metastatic Prostate Cancer: Summary of the Scientific Assessment of the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

The scientific review of the application leading to the approval, in the European Union, of cabazitaxel for the treatment of patients with hormone-refractory metastatic prostate cancer previously treated with a docetaxel-containing regimen is summarized.

Pean, Elias; Demolis, Pierre; Moreau, Alexandre; Hemmings, Robert James; O Connor, Daniel; Brown, David; Shepard, Terry; Abadie, Eric; Pignatti, Francesco

2012-01-01

199

Barnwood review  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This review describes the work of the Generation Development and Construction Division of the [U.K.] Central Electricity Generating Board. It includes work on nuclear power plants and fossil-fuel power plants. The following activities concerned with nuclear power are described: brief summary of all nuclear power work; Dungeness B; Hartlepool/Heysham 1; Heysham 2; irradiated fuel project (engineering service in support of irradiated fuel transport operation; model validation; analysis; instrumentation; impact evaluation; transportation study; full scale crash demonstration; concluding comments); remote visual inspection service (U.K.)

1985-01-01

200

Executive summary - ARCHIVE: Defra  

A literature review of the economic rationale for public sector support to improve \\competitiveness;. • A postal survey of successful and unsuccessful applicants; ... \\firms going out of business through failing to innovate. 4. Objectives and ...

 
 
 
 
201

Executive summary - ARCHIVE: Defra  

Apr 3, 2008 ... Review the conceptual issues concerning the appropriate counterfactual and \\temporal ... machinery based on a recently refined method for calculating \\emissions. This provides ...... GNP Gross National Product. GQA General ...

202

Summary status of K Basins sludge characterization  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

A number of activities are underway as part of the Spent Nuclear Fuels Project (SNFP) related to the processing and disposing of sludge in the 105-K Basins (K Basins). Efforts to rigorously define data requirements for these activities are being made using the Data Quality Objectives (DQO) process. Summaries of current sludge characterization data are required to both help support this DQO process and to allow continued progress with on-going engineering activities (e.g., evaluations of disposal alternatives). This document provides the status of K Basins sludge characterization data currently available to the Nuclear Fuel Evaluations group. This group is tasked by the SNFP to help develop and maintain the characterization baseline for the K Basins. The specific objectives of this document are to: (1) provide a current summary (and set of references) of sludge characterization data for use by SNFP initiatives, to avoid unnecessary duplication of effort and to support on-going initiatives; (2) submit these data to an open forum for review and comment, and identify additional sources of significant data that may be available; (3) provide a summary of current data to use as part of the basis to develop requirements for additional sludge characterization data through the DQO process; (4) provide an overview of the intended activities that will be used to develop and maintain the sludge characterization baseline

1995-01-01

203

Summary of ICCF-12  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The progress of the Condensed Matter Nuclear Science reported during ICCF-12 is summarized with emphasis on replay to the DOE review in 1989 and in 2004. The 18 reviewers might not be aware of the new achievement in the Advanced Technology Research Center, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries; hence, their conclusion should have been more positive toward this research. Arata's DS-reactor and the 'heat after death' experiment should change the conclusion about the 'excess heat' and its prospect. Various fundamental researches have shown the consistent nature in understanding. A cost effective and comprehensive study is mentioned. (author)

2005-12-02

204

Summary: Working Group on QCD and Strong Interactions  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

In this summary of the considerations of the QCD working group at Snowmass 2001, the roles of quantum chromodynamics in the Standard Model and in the search for new physics are reviewed, with empahsis on frontier areas in the field. We discuss the importance of, and prospects for, precision QCD in perturbative and lattice calculations. We describe new ideas in the analysis of parton distribution functions and jet structure, and review progress in small-x and in polarization experiments.

Edmond L. Berger et al.

2002-12-23

205

Industry and Trade Summary: Abrasives.  

Science.gov (United States)

The summary covers abrasives and abrasive materials, which are included as parts of chapters 25, 28, 68, 71, and 72 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedules of the United States (HTS), for the years 1989-93. Products contained in the summary include both natura...

V. DeSapio

1995-01-01

206

Standards development status. Summary report  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The Standards Development Status Summary Report is designed for scheduling, monitoring, and controlling the process by which Regulatory Standards, Guides, Reports, Petitions, and Environmental Statements are written. It is a summary of the current schedule plans for development of the above products

1981-01-01

207

The impact of broadband in schools: Summary report  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

Summary of the report, which reviews evidence for the impact of broadband in English schools, exploring; variations in provision in level of broadband connectivity. Links between the level of broadband activity and nationally accessible performance data; aspects of broadband connectivity and the school environment that contribute to better outcomes for pupils and teachers; academic and motivational benefits associated with educational uses of this technology.

2005-01-01

208

A Brief Report on Three Recent Summaries (Technography Place).  

Science.gov (United States)

Reports briefly on three recent summaries dealing with word processing and the teaching of writing. Notes that the first two are bibliographies compiled by the ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills and the third is a synthesis and review conducted by a graduate student. (MG)

Hunter, William J.

1991-01-01

209

TeV Particle Astrophysics II: Summary comments  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

A unifying theme of this conference was the use of different approaches to understand astrophysical sources of energetic particles in the TeV range and above. In this summary I review how gamma-ray astronomy, neutrino astronomy and (to some extent) gravitational wave astronomy provide complementary avenues to understanding the origin and role of high-energy particles in energetic astrophysical sources.

Gaisser, Thomas K [Bartol Research Institute and Department of Physics and Astronomy University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716 (United States)

2007-03-15

210

Summary and outlook  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The main problems discussed during the Conference were connected with the following topics: 1. Deep inelastic scattering at low x. 2. Deep inelastic diffraction. 3. Nuclear effects in deep inelastic scattering. 4. High energy limit of QCD and formal theoretical issues. The experimental data have been reviewed in talks given by Barbara Badelek, Albert De Roeck, Witek Krasny and Andrzej Eskreys. Barbara Badelek reviewed the fixed target data which, thanks to their precision, are the basic source of experimental input for the QCD improved parton model analysis. Several new data are available on F2p, F2d, F2A as well as on the spin dependent structure functions g1p and g1d. Several experiments cover the very interesting transition region of low Q2 and low x. The HERA data have been reviewed by Albert De Roeck, Witek Krasny and Andrzej Eskreys. The highlights of HERA results are: increase of the structure functions with decreasing x and the large rapidity (or diffractive) events. The new preliminary results on the charm component F2c of the proton structure function F2 from HERA have also been for the first time reported at this Conference. The experimental data from HERA on the structure of the final states in deep inelastic scattering and in photoproduction have also been reviewed. They play important role for revealing the details of the underlying dynamics

1996-06-01

211

Brown dwarfs: conference summary  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Some of the major observational and theoretical issues in the study of brown dwarfs are reviewed. The paper summarizes the work presented to the workshop on ''Astrophysics of brown dwarfs'', Virginia, USA, 1985. It is concluded that all of the unseen local disk matter could be in the form of brown dwarfs without conflicting with any available observations. (author)

1986-01-01

212

Lessons learnt from promising practices in community engagement for the elimination of new HIV infections in children by 2015 and keeping their mothers alive: summary of a desk review  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

Introduction: Through The Global Plan Towards the Elimination of New HIV Infections Among Children by 2015 and Keeping their Mothers Alive, leaders have called for broader action to strengthen the involvement of communities. The Global Plan aspires to reduce new HIV infections among children by 90 percent, and to reduce AIDS-related maternal mortality by half. This article summarizes the results of a review commissioned by UNAIDS to help inform stakeholders on promising practices in community...

Laurie Ackerman Gulaid; Karusa Kiragu

2012-01-01

213

CANDU 6 technical summary  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

CANDU nuclear power stations have consistently proven to be competitive with other types of nuclear power plants, while offering unique advantages to their operators. Some of the design features and unique characteristics of the CANDU reactor are: a reactor core comprising several hundred small diameter fuel channels rather than one huge pressure vessel; heavy water (D{sub 2}O) for moderator and coolant; separate low pressure moderator and high pressure fuel cooling systems; on-power refuelling; reactivity devices that are located in the cool low pressure moderator, and not subjected to high temperatures or pressures; natural uranium fuel or other low fissile content fuel; reduced consequences from accidental reactivity fluctuations; excess reactivity available from the fuel is small and the relatively long lifetime of prompt neutrons in the reactor precludes rapid changes in power levels; two fully capable safety shutdown systems, independent from each other and the reactor regulating system. This Technical Summary provides an overview of the CANDU 6 nuclear power system. All CANDU 6 power plants are fundamentally the same, although there are differences in detail: these largely result from different site conditions, and from improvements made in the newer designs. The evolution of CANDU 6 is illustrated in the inside back cover. (author)

NONE

2005-06-15

214

CANDU 6 technical summary  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

CANDU nuclear power stations have consistently proven to be competitive with other types of nuclear power plants, while offering unique advantages to their operators. Some of the design features and unique characteristics of the CANDU reactor are: a reactor core comprising several hundred small diameter fuel channels rather than one huge pressure vessel; heavy water (D2O) for moderator and coolant; separate low pressure moderator and high pressure fuel cooling systems; on-power refuelling; reactivity devices that are located in the cool low pressure moderator, and not subjected to high temperatures or pressures; natural uranium fuel or other low fissile content fuel; reduced consequences from accidental reactivity fluctuations; excess reactivity available from the fuel is small and the relatively long lifetime of prompt neutrons in the reactor precludes rapid changes in power levels; two fully capable safety shutdown systems, independent from each other and the reactor regulating system. This Technical Summary provides an overview of the CANDU 6 nuclear power system. All CANDU 6 power plants are fundamentally the same, although there are differences in detail: these largely result from different site conditions, and from improvements made in the newer designs. The evolution of CANDU 6 is illustrated in the inside back cover. (author)

2005-01-01

215

Beauty '99 Conference Summary  

CERN Multimedia

Investigations of B hadrons are expected to break new ground in measuring CP-violation effects. This series of BEAUTY conferences, originating from the 1993 conference in Liblice, has contributed significantly in developing ideas of CP-violation measurements using B hadrons and formulating and comparing critically the B-physics experiments. In the '99 conference in Bled we saw the ripening of the field and the first fruit emerging - Tevatron have produced beautiful B-physics results and more are expected to come with the next run, while the B-physics experiments at DESY, SLAC and KEK are starting their operation. The longer-term projects at LHC and Tevatron have taken their shape and detailed prototyping work is going on. Meanwhile, on the phenomenological side, there has been impressive theoretical progress in understanding deeper the `standard' measurements and proposing new signatures. In this summary, I will highlight the status of the field as presented in the conference, concentrating on signatures, exp...

Eerola, Paule Anna Mari

2000-01-01

216

Summary of Vulcan Calculations  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This is a summary of the results of my calculations compared to Elisabeth Wolfrum's data on the Vulcan imprint experiments. The material strength makes essentially no difference to the growth of perturbations seeded by the laser imprint. For the low-intensity case (30 J laser energy, beam intensity of 0.5 x 1012 W/cm2) the thin (2 microns) Al foil melts quickly from the front (driven) surface and decompresses quickly from the back surface, so there is actually only a fraction of the foil that is solid and compressed, and then for only a short time. And this solid fraction is not accelerating much during this short time. In particular, the shock (which is at about 250 kbar when it is about half way through the foil) travels entirely through the foil in about 0.25 ns. At 0.3 ns the ablation front is 0.6 (micro)m in from the original position of the front surface, the next 0.6 (micro)m is melted, so only the back 0.8 (micro)m is solid and compressed. This solid portion, though, is not moving much; the place where the imprinted perturbations are growing is back at the ablation front, where the perturbations are clearly growing fluid-like. By 0.5 ns the entire foil is melted and decompressing from both ends. Thus, the actual foil distortion looks little different with and without strength

2000-01-01

217

Summary of Vulcan Calculations  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This is a summary of the results of my calculations compared to Elisabeth Wolfrum's data on the Vulcan imprint experiments. The material strength makes essentially no difference to the growth of perturbations seeded by the laser imprint. For the low-intensity case (30 J laser energy, beam intensity of 0.5 x 10{sup 12} W/cm{sup 2}) the thin (2 microns) Al foil melts quickly from the front (driven) surface and decompresses quickly from the back surface, so there is actually only a fraction of the foil that is solid and compressed, and then for only a short time. And this solid fraction is not accelerating much during this short time. In particular, the shock (which is at about 250 kbar when it is about half way through the foil) travels entirely through the foil in about 0.25 ns. At 0.3 ns the ablation front is 0.6 {micro}m in from the original position of the front surface, the next 0.6 {micro}m is melted, so only the back 0.8 {micro}m is solid and compressed. This solid portion, though, is not moving much; the place where the imprinted perturbations are growing is back at the ablation front, where the perturbations are clearly growing fluid-like. By 0.5 ns the entire foil is melted and decompressing from both ends. Thus, the actual foil distortion looks little different with and without strength.

Colvin, J.D.

2000-03-23

218

Some Handbook References and a Summary for ''Emp Engineering and Design Principles''.  

Science.gov (United States)

The material in this note contains a number of handbook-oriented references and also constitutes a brief review and summary for the copyrighted publication ''EMP Engineering and Design Principles,'' a book by the Electrical Protection Department, Loop Tra...

L. C. Martin

1975-01-01

219

Scientific Opinion on Review of the European Union Summary Report on trends and sources of zoonoses, zoonotic agents and food-borne outbreaks—Terms of reference 2 to 7  

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Full Text Available The Animal Health and Welfare (AHAW Panel of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA has evaluated the European Union Summary Report on Trends and Sources of Zoonoses, Zoonotic Agents and Food-borne Outbreaks by EFSA and ECDC (the report with regard to data needs and subsequent analyses that will minimise the impact of existing data gaps and inconsistencies. Specific assessments performed for bovine tuberculosis, echinococcosis, Q fever, brucellosis, rabies, cysticercosis and tularaemia show that the report gives an accurate picture of the epidemiological situation for the infections which have an EU harmonised monitoring system. Generally the data analysis is descriptive; further analysis for specific purposes and quantification of the trends should be considered. Specific information for each disease should contain (i a clear case definition, (ii a clear description of sampling techniques and diagnostic tests used, (iii relevant epidemiological characteristics and (iv relevant control measures or surveillance. Prioritisation of diseases from a public health viewpoint is not in the remit of the AHAW Panel. Proposed criteria to assess the value of including additional diseases in the report are (1 the disease is reported regularly in animals and humans in some EU Member States; (2 the disease is considered a serious public health issue; and (3 monitoring in animals is epidemiologically justifiable. The first two criteria are inclusion criteria; the third is used to prioritise diseases for inclusion in the report. The last section of the opinion addresses the value of the data included in the report for AHAW risk assessment. Their usefulness is often compromised by missing case definition, insufficient metadata or outdated data. It is recommended that data needs are further analysed to improve the preparedness of the AHAW Panel to answer risk questions, via some readily available and stable data as well as good knowledge of ad-hoc data models and sources throughout the EU.

EFSA Panel on Animal Health and Welfare (AHAW

2013-01-01

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Tokamak experiments - summary  

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One hundred and thirty papers were presented at this Conference from more than thirty tokamak machines, among which two(JET,TFTR) were operated with DT fuels and three(Tore Supra, TRIAM-1M0, HT-7)) employed superconductor toroidal coils. Extensive progress was made in tokamak performance and understanding of tokamak plasmas have been improved significantly on these experiments during last two years after 16th Fusion energy Conference. The review of new experiments on tokamak plasma physics is done

2001-05-01

 
 
 
 
221

Waste status summary for December 1987  

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A monthly summary on waste inventories of the Hanford Reservation is presented. Included are monthly highlights, tank performance, summary by tank farm, change in inventory, salt well summary by tank farm, and tank farm comments. (CBS)

Thurman, J.M.

1988-01-01

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Microsoft Word - ExecutiveSummary_constructionanddemolitionwastesurvey.doc  

...Construction and Demolition Waste Survey: Executive Summary CONSTRUCTION...Survey: Executive Summary CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION WASTE SURVEY 2001 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY...a survey of Construction and Demolition waste in Northern Ireland . Objectives...

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Insect Behavior: Student Review Articles  

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Colorado State University entomology professor Dr. Louis Bjostad provides this interesting resource of review articles on insect behavior. Each review article was written by a student as part of a graduate level course held in Spring 1999; review articles consist of a three to six paragraph summary of research, followed by a dozen or more recent references. Titles include "Communal Roosting in Insects" and "Behavioral Aspects of Biological Control of Spider Mites," among dozens of others. For those interested in reading summaries of (and finding references to) recent scientific articles on insect behavior, this is an excellent starting place.

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Summary of national presentations  

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Unfortunately, it is impossible to publish in a single issue all the very interesting national presentations. These presentations, respectively of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Israel, Syria, Turkey, Greece, Yugoslavia, Italy and Spain have been analysed and shortly summarized in this review paper. This paper concentrates especially on major supply and demand problems of the various Mediterranean countries, and their energy planning approach in coming years. It is worth to mention, that the various national presentations, have covered very different time horizons, from the very short term to the year 2000 (most frequently mentioned), and for some of them to the years 2010, 2020 and even 2050.

Grenon, M.

1988-04-01

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EFSA Panel on Biological Hazards (BIOHAZ); Scientific Opinion on a review on the European Union Summary reports on trends and sources zoonoses, zoonotic agents and food-borne outbreaks in 2009 and 2010 â?? specifically for the data on Salmonella, Campylobacter, verotoxigenic Escherichia coli, Listeria monocytogenes and foodborne outbreaks  

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The European Union (EU) Summary Reports on trends and sources of zoonoses, zoonotic agents and food-borne outbreaks in 2009 and 2010 â?? specifically for the data on Salmonella, Campylobacter, verotoxigenic Escherichia coli, Listeria monocytogenes and foodborne outbreaks was reviewed. The main conclusions and recommendations are reported. Comparison between EU Member States (MSs) was found to be difficult due to the differences of the methods used, sampling schemes and reporting systems. Methods, sampling schemes and reporting systems among MSs should therefore be harmonised. When comparing MS-specific trends, the impact of sample sizes, weight of samples and methodologies should be considered, as these variables could otherwise lead to misinterpretation of the data. Incidence data alone do not provide a full picture of the public health burden of zoonotic diseases. Fatalities provide another important insight. Ultimately, summary measures of public health such as disability adjusted life years (DALYs) and cost-of-illness estimates should be presented. Travel information was found to be still incomplete in many MSs. For many pathogens this hampers source attribution. To better understand the public health problems related to food and animal sources in the EU, it is desirable to differentiate between travel within and outside the EU. This would also be useful to better evaluate the public health impact of EU-wide food safety measures. Whenever possible the data/results should be analysed using proper statistical tools. When data do not allow for this, the text should be kept to presenting the data without implying any patterns or trends.

2012-01-01

226

Unit 7. Electric current (Summary)  

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Summary of the "Unit 7. Electric current" of course "Physical Foundations of Engineering I". Degree in Sound and Image Engineering, in Telecommunications. Polytechnic School of the University of Alicante.

Bele?ndez Va?zquez, Augusto

2012-01-01

227

Operating reactors licensing actions summary  

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The Operating Reactors Licensing Actions Summary is designed to provide the management of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) with an overview of licensing actions dealing with operating power and nonpower reactors

1981-01-01

228

US ITER background summary papers.  

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The following brief summaries were prepared by members of the US ITER Home Team to provide background information on the ITER CDA design and in several instances to provide personal observations and suggestions regarding continuation of the ITER Conceptua...

J. N. Doggett C. A. Flanagan D. E. Post J. C. Wesley

1991-01-01

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Summary of single-shell tank waste stability  

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Summary evaluations of the chemical stability of radioactive wastes stored in the Hanford Site single-shell tanks are provided. Potentially hazardous reactions are identified and related information and analyses are presented. Conclusions regarding the stability of wastes are stated and additional ongoing or planned work in support of waste stability investigations is noted. This report received the normal Westinghouse Hanford Company (Westinghouse Hanford) peer and functional review process. The report was also reviewed by the Westinghouse Hanford Senior Chemists Panel and the consultant Tank Waste Science Panel chaired by Pacific Northwest Laboratory. The report was revised to incorporate comments from these reviews. 96 refs., 4 figs., 4 tabs

1991-01-01

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Creating artificial reefs from decommissioned platforms in the North Sea: review of knowledge and proposed programme of research. Vol. 1 of a 2 vol. report. Summary of the main report, with an executive overview  

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In the continuing debate on the decommissioning and disposal of North Sea oil and gas platforms, the use of redundant structures as artificial reefs remains an untried possibility. It has been suggested that selected, clean, inert steel components could be used to create offshore reefs to attract finfish, to the benefit fisheries and fishermen. This might be an innovative and cost-effective use of these ``materials and opportunity``, and therefore should be examined more fully before the predicted 20-30 year period of steady decommissioning activity in the North Sea begins in earnest. This report relates on reviewing the use and effectiveness of artificial reefs, summarize existing knowledge of the reef effect of North Sea platforms, outline possible scenarios for the creation and exploitation of platform reefs in the North Sea, highlight gaps in knowledge, and to propose programmes of work to study the reef effect at an inshore and an offshore site in the North Sea. 5 tabs.

Aabel, Jens Petter; Cripps, Simon; Jensen, Antony; Picken, Gordon

1997-12-31

231

Summary of Results from COBE  

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This work presents a summary of major cosmological results from the COBE (Cosmic Background Explorer) satellite mission. The results include a precise measurement of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) radiation intensity, discovery and maps of the CMB anisotropy, large scale observations of the CMB polarization, and the detection and measurement of the diffuse infrared background. This summary was occassioned by and is part of the proceedings for the 3K Cosmology Conference held at Rome in October 1998.

Smoot, G F

1999-01-01

232

Safeguards Summary Event List (SSEL)  

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The Safeguards Summary Event List (SSEL) provides brief summaries of several hundred safeguards-related events involving nuclear material or facilities regulated by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Events are described under the categories of bomb-related, intrusion, missing and/or allegedly stolen, transportation, tampering/vandalism, arson, firearms, radiological sabotage and miscellaneous. The information contained in the event descriptions is derived primarily from official NRC reporting channels

1984-01-01

233

Slant Borehole Demonstration Summary Report  

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This report provides a summary of the demonstration project for development of a slant borehole to retrieve soil samples from beneath the SX-108 single-shell tank. It provides a summary of the findings from the demonstration activities and recommendations for tool selection and methods to deploy into the SX Tank Farm. Daily work activities were recorded on Drilling and Sampling Daily Work Record Reports. The work described in this document was performed during March and April 2000.

GARDNER, M.G.

2000-07-19

234

Safeguards Summary Event List (SSEL)  

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The Safeguards Summary Event List (SSEL) provides brief summaries of several hundred safeguards-related events involving nuclear material or facilities regulated by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Events are described under the categories of bomb-related, intrusion, missing and/or allegedly stolen, transportation, vandalism, arson, firearms, sabotage and miscellaneous. The information contained in the event descriptions is derived primarily from official NRC reporting channels

1982-01-01

235

Summary of DIS '98  

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A personal selection is made of some of the hot topics debated at this conference, including examples of using our knowledge of QCD to make electroweak measurements, structure functions at low x in the light of the corrections to the leading BFKL behaviour recently calculated, diffraction, the existence of one or more Pomerons and whether it/they may have a well-defined structure function, some issues in hadronic final states and polarized structure functions, and the interesting events at large Q^2 and x and with isolated leptons and missing transverse energy. Finally, some of the prospects for future deep-inelastic scattering facilities are reviewed, and the interested community is encouraged to organize itself to advocate their approval.

Ellis, Jonathan Richard

1998-01-01

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Engineering Annual Summary 1999  

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In 1999, Engineering at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory faced competing priorities to meet critical project milestones, insistent pressures to restructure internally to promote long-term technological growth, and immediate demands to reassign employees as major projects terminated and new ones emerged. This drive for change occurred among an unprecedented level of turmoil within the nuclear weapons design and manufacturing community. I believe the technical problems were more demanding this year and the environment within which they were accomplished more challenging, pushing us to accomplish more during greater turbulence than any other time in my tenure here. I am pleased to report that we met many key milestones and achieved numerous technological breakthroughs. In the project support areas, demands presented by our customers shifted significantly over the year. In the lasers area, we continued the detailed designs for the over $1 billion National Ignition Facility (NIF) super laser, paving the way for the procurement of components and structures for what is probably the largest high-tech construction project in the world. This work was undertaken in an environment of significant management and structural changes, with increased reporting requirements from the Department of Energy, starting in the middle of 1999. Despite these changes, our technical progress since 1995 has resulted in a 5000-fold improvement in the performance/cost characteristics of NIF--only a factor of 2 away from where we need to get. In the defense area, we delivered the first production unit of the refurbished W87 weapon, on schedule, for eventual delivery to the Air Force. Also in the defense area, we developed and implemented a new philosophy for conducting underground materials testing using expendable containment vessels. This allowed us to increase our test throughput rate six-fold and simultaneously reduce cost by a commensurate amount. The first two tests were conducted with a 100 percent data capture rate. came to an end. Within an intense three-month period, Engineering effectively transitioned its 150 employees working on this project to other Laboratory projects. We leveraged our competence in microsystems and biosciences to establish a robust technical presence in the field of biological and chemical weapons defense. This year, we saw successful operational tests of several hand-held versions of our analytical instruments. Concurrently, we saw our efforts in information technologies and medical devices pay off significantly, when both these areas grew robustly. In the operations area, Engineering underwent an important change in its technology investment strategy. In 1998, we consolidated our nine technical thrust areas into five Engineering Technology Centers and restructured these centers to form the Engineering Science and Technology Program, reporting directly to my office. In 1999, we completed the selection of four of the five Directors to lead each of these areas and moved from startup to true enterprise. This 1999 Summary highlights these five Centers.

Dimolitsas, S.; Gerich, C.

2000-04-11

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Engineering Annual Summary 1998  

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Unlike most research and development laboratories, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is responsible for delivering production-ready designs. Unlike most industry, LLNL is responsible for R and D that must significantly increase the nation's security. This rare combination of production engineering expertise and national R and D agenda identifies LLNL as one of the few organizations today that conducts cutting-edge engineering on grand-scale problems, while facing enormous technical risk and undergoing diligent scrutiny of its budget, schedule, and performance. On the grand scale, cutting-edge technologies are emerging from our recent ventures into ''Xtreme Engineering{trademark}.'' Basically, we must integrate and extend technologies concurrently and then push them to their extreme, such as building very large structures but aligning them with extreme precision. As we extend these technologies, we push the boundaries of engineering capabilities at both poles: microscale and ultrascale. Today, in the ultrascale realm, we are building NIF, the world's largest laser, which demands one of the world's most complex operating systems with 9000 motors integrated through over 500 computers to control 60,000 points for every laser shot. On the other pole, we have fabricated the world's smallest surgical tools and the smallest instruments for detecting biological and chemical agents used by antiterrorists. Later in this Annual Summary, we highlight some of our recent innovations in the area of Xtreme Engineering, including large-scale computer simulations of massive structures such as major bridges to prepare retrofitting designs to withstand earthquakes. Another feature is our conceptual breakthrough in developing the world's fastest airplane, HyperSoar, which can reach anywhere in the planet in two hours at speeds of 6700 mph. In the last few years, Engineering has significantly pushed the technology in structural mechanics and micro-instrumentation. For example, our DYNA code is widely used both by government and industry to model the behavior of structures under large deformation conditions, such as automobile and aircraft collisions. Today, our codes have expanded to run on the world's most powerful Tflop/s class computer, in the massively parallel, coupled/-multi-physics domain. More recently, in microtechnology, we have been designing and fabricating unique microinstruments using lithographic processing. Building on Engineering's pioneering work in precision engineering, we are now able to fabricate complete biomedical and biochemical instruments, often at far less than one-tenth size, with improved performance over current ''state-of-the-art'' laboratory instruments. These developments are helping us make unique contributions in the fields of proximal and remote sensing related to nonproliferation and counterproliferation of weapons of mass destruction (such as nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons) and in biotechnology, where we actively support LLNL's significant involvement in human genome sequencing.

Dimolitsas, S

1999-05-01

238

Instrumentation Working Group Summary  

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The Instrumentation Working Group compiled a summary of measurement techniques applicable to gas turbine engine aerosol precursors and particulates. An assessment was made of the limits, accuracy, applicability, and technology readiness of the various techniques. Despite advances made in emissions characterization of aircraft engines, uncertainties still exist in the mechanisms by which aerosols and particulates are produced in the near-field engine exhaust. To adequately assess current understanding of the formation of sulfuric acid aerosols in the exhaust plumes of gas turbine engines, measurements are required to determine the degree and importance of sulfur oxidation in the turbine and at the engine exit. Ideally, concentrations of all sulfur species would be acquired, with emphasis on SO2 and SO3. Numerous options exist for extractive and non-extractive measurement of SO2 at the engine exit, most of which are well developed. SO2 measurements should be performed first to place an upper bound on the percentage of SO2 oxidation. If extractive and non-extractive techniques indicate that a large amount of the fuel sulfur is not detected as SO2, then efforts are needed to improve techniques for SO3 measurements. Additional work will be required to account for the fuel sulfur in the engine exhaust. Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry (CI-MS) measurements need to be pursued, although a careful assessment needs to be made of the sampling line impact on the extracted sample composition. Efforts should also be placed on implementing non-intrusive techniques and extending their capabilities by maximizing exhaust coverage for line-of-sight measurements, as well as development of 2-D techniques, where feasible. Recommendations were made to continue engine exit and combustor measurements of particulates. Particulate measurements should include particle size distribution, mass fraction, hydration properties, and volatile fraction. However, methods to ensure that unaltered samples are obtained need to be developed. Particulate speciation was also assigned a high priority for quantifying the fractions of carbon soot, PAH, refractory materials, metals, sulfates, and nitrates. High priority was also placed on performing a comparison of particle sizing instruments. Concern was expressed by the workshop attendees who routinely make particulate measurements about the variation in number density measured during in-flight tests by different instruments. In some cases, measurements performed by different groups of researchers during the same flight tests showed an order of magnitude variation. Second priority was assigned to measuring concentrations of odd hydrogen and oxidizing species. Since OH, HO2, H2O2, and O are extremely reactive, non-extractive measurements are recommended. A combination of absorption and fluorescence is anticipated to be effective for OH measurements in the combustor and at the engine exit. Extractive measurements of HO2 have been made in the stratosphere, where the ambient level of OH is relatively low. Use of techniques that convert HO2 to OH for combustor and engine exit measurements needs to be evaluated, since the ratio of HO2/OH may be 1% or less at both the combustor and engine exit. CI-MS might be a viable option for H2O2, subject to sampling line conversion issues. However, H2O2 is a low priority oxidizing species in the combustor and at the engine exit. Two candidates for atomic oxygen measurements are Resonance Enhanced Multi-Photon Ionization (REMPI) and Laser-Induced Fluorescence (LIF). Particulate measurement by simultaneous extractive and non-extractive techniques was given equal priority to the oxidizer measurements. Concern was expressed over the ability of typical ground test sampling lines to deliver an unaltered sample to a remotely located instrument. It was suggested that the sampling probe and line losses be checked out by attempting measurements using an optical or non-extractive technique immediately upstream of the sampling probe. This is a possible application for Laser Induced Incandesc

Zaller, Michelle; Miake-Lye, Richard

1999-01-01

239

Executive Summary - Our mission  

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Full text: The Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics (Instytut Fizyki Jadrowej im. Henryka Niewodniczanskiego, IFJ PAN) is currently the largest research institution of the Polish Academy of Sciences (Polska Akademia Nauk). The research activity of the Academy is financed mainly from the State budget via the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. The mission of IFJ PAN is stated in its Charter. According to Paragraphs 5, 6, and 7 of the 2004 Charter, the Institute's duty is to carry out research activities in the following areas: 1. High energy and elementary particle physics (including astrophysics), 2. Nuclear physics and strong interaction, 3. Condensed matter physics, 4. Interdisciplinary research, in particular: in radiation and environmental biology, environmental physics, medical physics, dosimetry, nuclear geophysics, radiochemistry and material engineering. The main tasks of the Institute are: 1. To perform research in the above disciplines, 2. To promote the development of scientists and of specialists qualified to carry out research in these disciplines, 3. To organize a Post-Graduate Study Course, 4. To permit, through agreements with national and foreign research institutions, external scholars to train and gain academic qualifications in the Institute's laboratories, 5. To collaborate with national and local authorities in providing them with expertise in the Institute's research topics, especially concerning radiation protection. These tasks are fulfilled by: 1. Performing individual and coordinated research through individual and collective research grant projects, 2. Initiating and maintaining cooperation with laboratories, organizations and institutions performing similar activities, in Poland and abroad, 3. Conferring scientific degrees and titles, 4. Distributing research results obtained, through peer-reviewed publications and other public media, 5. Organizing scientific meetings, conferences, symposia, training workshops, etc., 6. Providing expertise and analytic reports to government institutions and local authorities, 7. Carrying out other duties, within the statutory mandate of the Institute. In November 2004 the president of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Prof. A. Legocki, constituted the Scientific Advisory Board, SAB, to review the scientific activities of the Institute. The Board was asked to assess the present state of IFJ PAN, in particular the quality of its research as measured on an international scale and to provide recommendations in order for the Institute to strengthen its position and future research goals. The first review took place in February 2005 and in March 2005 SAB formulated its recommendations. SAB stressed the need to maintain and strengthen the role of fundamental research and to cultivate its strong links with the international scientific community, particularly with large laboratories such as CERN, DESY, GANIL, GSI, and ILL. In applied sciences IFJ PAN should remain attractive for Polish scientists, particularly to continue to make use of some of its unique facilities and laboratories. SAB also recommended to maintain the funding of the high level engineering and technical support, which gives a unique opportunity to support the new experiments in physics. It was also underlined that the role of young people in leading positions should be strengthened. (author)

2007-01-01

240

Parton Distributions: Summary Report  

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We provide an assessment of the impact of parton distributions on the determination of LHC processes, and of the accuracy with which parton distributions (PDFs) can be extracted from data, in particular from current and forthcoming HERA experiments. We give an overview of reference LHC processes and their associated PDF uncertainties, and study in detail W and Z production at the LHC. We discuss the precision which may be obtained from the analysis of existing HERA data, tests of consistency of HERA data from different experiments, and the combination of these data. We determine further improvements on PDFs which may be obtained from future HERA data (including measurements of $F_L$), and from combining present and future HERA data with present and future hadron collider data. We review the current status of knowledge of higher (NNLO) QCD corrections to perturbative evolution and deep-inelastic scattering, and provide reference results for their impact on parton evolution, and we briefly examine non-perturbat...

Dittmar, M; Altarelli, Guido; Andersen, J; Ball, R D; Blümlein, J; Böttcher, Helmut B; Carli, T; Ciafaloni, Marcello; Colferai, D; Cooper-Sarkar, A; Corcella, Gennaro; Del Debbio, L; Dissertori, G; Feltesse, J; Forte, S; Glazov, A; Guffanti, A; Gwenlan, C; Huston, J; Ingelman, G; Klein, M; Lastoviicka, T; Lastoviicka-Medin, G; Latorre, J I; Magnea, L; Moch, S; Piccione, A; Pumplin, J; Ravindran, V; Reisert, B; Rojo, J; Salam, Gavin P; Siegert, F; Stasto, A M; Stenzel, H; Targett-Adams, C; Thorne, R S; Tricoli, A; Sabio Vera, Agustin; Vermaseren, J A M; Vogt, A

2005-01-01

 
 
 
 
241

78 FR 59004 - Export Trade Certificate of Review  

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...Administration [Application No. 13-00001] Export Trade Certificate of Review ACTION: Notice of Application for an Export Trade Certificate of Review to Emporia...SUMMARY: The Export Trading Company Affairs...

2013-09-25

242

75 FR 8040 - Export Trade Certificate of Review  

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...Administration [Application 10-00001] Export Trade Certificate of Review ACTION: Notice of Application for an Export Trade Certificate of Review from Alaska...SUMMARY: The Export Trading Company Affairs...

2010-02-23

243

USUM: Update Summary Generation System  

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Huge amount of information is present in the World Wide Web and a large amount is being added to it frequently. A query-specific summary of multiple documents is very helpful to the user in this context. Currently, few systems have been proposed for query-specific, extractive multi-document summarization. If a summary is available for a set of documents on a given query and if a new document is added to the corpus, generating an updated summary from the scratch is time consuming and many a times it is not practical/possible. In this paper we propose a solution to this problem. This is especially useful in a scenario where the source documents are not accessible. We cleverly embed the sentences of the current summary into the new document and then perform query-specific summary generation on that document. Our experimental results show that the performance of the proposed approach is good in terms of both quality and efficiency.

Chowdary, C Ravindranath

2009-01-01

244

FPCP 2012 Summary Talk on Experiments  

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In over forty presentations on experiments at the 2012 conference on Flavor Physics and CP Violation (FPCP 2012), there was an abundance of beautiful and significant results. This summary of these experiment presentations begins with a reminder of the context in which the measurements have been made and the motivations for making the specific measurements reported at the symposium. Given the number and breadth of physics topics covered at the meeting, this review covers only a limited set of highlights, sort of a traveler's set of souvenir postcards of favorite slides. The selected slides are grouped into eight overlapping categories as an aid to flipping through the postcards and being reminded of the high points of the conference. Finally, there are some summarizing comments about how the experiment results presented here compare to expectations and what we may hope for the future.

Appel, Jeffrey A

2012-01-01

245

Swiss Energy Perspectives 2035 - Management summary  

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This management summary issued by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) summarises the Swiss Energy Perspectives 2035 - a five-part synthesis report published in 2007. The report presents no prognoses but provides an 'if-then' overview of a set of four scenarios that examined ways in which Swiss energy demands could be met by the year 2035. National and international boundary conditions taken into account are reviewed and the four scenarios are introduced and briefly described. These include the reference scenario 'Business as Usual', 'Increased Co-operation' between politics and business, 'New Priorities' with goals set to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions and 'On the Way to a 2000-Watt Society'. Risks posed and chances provided are discussed, as are the options for taking action

2007-01-01

246

Messengers of the universe: Session IV Summary  

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Being stable, light and neutral weakly interacting particles, neutrinos are ideal messengers of the deep universe and a channel of choice in particular to explore the very high energy Galactic and Extragalactic sky, playing a synergic role most notably with gamma-ray observations. Neutrino astronomy—long after the SN1987A detection in the MeV range—is mature enough for decisive tests of astrophysical paradigms. Its current status constitutes one of the two big pillars of the “Messengers of the universe” session of the Neutrino Oscillation Workshop 2012. Neutrinos may also play a role in some cosmological contexts, such as the early universe and the dark matter problem. We review both aspects in this session summary report

2012-09-09

247

Messengers of the universe: Session IV Summary  

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Being stable, light and neutral weakly interacting particles, neutrinos are ideal messengers of the deep universe and a channel of choice in particular to explore the very high energy Galactic and Extragalactic sky, playing a synergic role most notably with gamma-ray observations. Neutrino astronomy—long after the SN1987A detection in the MeV range—is mature enough for decisive tests of astrophysical paradigms. Its current status constitutes one of the two big pillars of the "Messengers of the universe" session of the Neutrino Oscillation Workshop 2012. Neutrinos may also play a role in some cosmological contexts, such as the early universe and the dark matter problem. We review both aspects in this session summary report.

Bernardini, Elisa; Serpico, Pasquale Dario

2013-04-01

248

Session 3 - Summary  

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The benefit of doing best estimate calculations with quantified uncertainties was acknowledged. The use of such information would be for licensing and probabilistic safety assessment. The objective is to quantify the uncertainty for a reactor calculation. Four key aspects of code uncertainties quantification were reviewed in this session: the validation matrix activity which is the first requirement when, as the first step in code uncertainties evaluation, a systematic code assessment is developed; the methods themselves which are being developed for code uncertainties quantification; the user effects and the role of counterpart testing, specially on the scaling issue. Validation matrix: It was recognized that a validation matrix agreed upon internationally for PWR and BWR thermal-hydraulics codes had been developed. A validation matrix for separate effects is under development. The first matrix was issued nearly 5 years ago, and it was proposed that this should be updated. In this update, data from new experimental programs and new requirements from new reactor concepts would be included. It was noted that only a few plant transients were included. Sufficient detail for code assessment from such experiment was judged to be difficult to obtain. The high cost of making an assessment against plant data could also be an obstacle to the use of such data. Methods for code uncertainties quantification: The two British and German methods and the CSAU methodology developed by the USNRC were reviewed. The quantification of uncertainties is a complex task and requires great efforts. A major development task is to make the methods less resource demanding. The two European methods are quite similar; one is based more on engineering judgment and might therefore require less effort at the expense of the quality and quantity of information obtained. This method requires changes in the code in order to be able to investigate model sensitivities. The methods will be completed in a relatively near future when sufficient demonstration and testing have been performed. Common to all methods was that the phenomena must be right before quantitative uncertainties are meaningful. Scaling and extrapolation from a small scale to full scale is still being discussed. User Effects: Considerable variations when using the same code on the same problem had been observed. This had been caused by selecting different nodalization, time steps and code options. Plain input errors were also committed. In addition, engineering judgement had to be exercised with respect to system characteristics (e.g. heat losses), components and boundary conditions. In order to reduce such aspects, improved dialogue between experimentalists and analysts was recommended. The user effects should be a part of every ISP evaluation. Other remedies are better user guide-lines, training, discipline and quality assurance. In some cases code improvements could help since differences occurred when the users tried to circumvent code deficiencies. Presenting results with different requirements on converged solutions can also cause differences. Counterpart testing: The scaling and value of counterpart testing is a controversial issue. It is the phenomena, not the scenarios, which should be scaled. A prerequisite is that the same phenomena occur at both small and full scales. It is the impression that the phenomena at full scale are more 3D when the volume scale grows. The 1D codes have difficulty in predicting such behaviour. One difficulty for comparisons. is that it is impossible to impose the same boundary conditions at different volume scales. It is in general not possible to assess the validity of extrapolation in a simple fashion. The span of volume scaling is in general too large. One has to have a reliable computer code to transform findings from one scale to another. It is considered that comparison between code calculations and separate effects test at full scale is the only practical way of assessing code performance. Comparisons with plant data are very helpful but not sufficie

1992-04-06

249

Hard Rock Penetration - Summary  

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The theme of this review, ''Geothermal Energy and the Utility Market--The Opportunities and Challenges for Expanding Geothermal Energy in a Competitive Supply Market'', ties in directly with the subject of this session. That is, it follows immediately that the establishment, utilization and maintenance of the borehole for extracting energy and data are the first and continuing concerns of the geothermal industry in expanding that resource's role in the utility market. There is probably no portion of the utilization of the geothermal energy resource that more determines the cost competitiveness of that resource than the cost of reaching and delivering the heat energy. Therefore, there is probably no other area where advances in the state-of-the-art can be more directly and profitably applied to the theme of this review. The four subjects in this session feature the activities under the program conducted at the Sandia National Laboratories (Albuquerque). Specifically, an overview is presented, a discussion of advances in acoustic telemetry, the status of lost circulation technology development, and a description of downhole memory-logging tools. One of the points of emphasis in the overview concerned slimhole drilling. The cost advantages of a smaller diameter borehole are intuitively obvious. The possibility of cutting drilling costs by half opens up the possibility of conducting more detailed mapping of the thermal reserves. This is particularly attractive for the Pacific Northwest, where a power shortage looms in the future. There is substantial evidence of significant useful thermal reserves in the area. However, the capability of tapping them is, in many cases, dependent upon finding drilling locations not only advantageously related to the power grid, but suitably related to natural features and environmental considerations. These requirements demand a practical method of getting more accurate maps of the resource. Slimhole drilling could well provide the answer. As stated in the more comprehensive paper which follows, acoustic telemetry as a method of data retrieval from the bottom of the borehole has been a dream of the drilling industry for half a century. The problem up to now has been largely one of data rate. The result has been that the main practical use has been to provide directional data in offshore drilling, and limited use with gamma tools. These uses employed the drilling mud as the medium. The Sandia work has studied and developed the technique of using acoustic waves in the drill pipe, which, despite problems with wave reflections due to joints, etc., allows for substantial increases in the data rate. This technology is being transferred to industry. Working with industry, SNL is expecting to work with them to develop analysis codes, quantify attenuation, and prototype the critical hardware.

Tennyson, George P. Jr.

1992-03-24

250

New nuclear technology; International developments. Review 1995  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

A summary review of the development of new nuclear rector technology is presented in this report. Fuel cycle strategies and waste handling developments are also commented. Different plans for dismantling nuclear weapons are presented. 18 refs

1995-01-01

251

Experimental Plasma Research project summaries  

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This report contains descriptions of the activities supported by the Experimental Plasma Research Branch of APP. The individual project summaries were prepared by the principal investigators and include objectives and milestones for each project. The projects are arranged in six research categories: Plasma Properties; Plasma Heating; Plasma Diagnostics; Atomic, Molecular and Nuclear Physics; Advanced Superconducting Materials; and the Fusion Plasma Research Facility (FPRF). Each category is introduced with a statement of objectives and recent progress and followed by descriptions of individual projects. An overall budget summary is provided at the beginning of the report.

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1980-09-01

252

Experimental Plasma Research project summaries  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This report contains descriptions of the activities supported by the Experimental Plasma Research Branch of APP. The individual project summaries were prepared by the principal investigators and include objectives and milestones for each project. The projects are arranged in six research categories: Plasma Properties; Plasma Heating; Plasma Diagnostics; Atomic, Molecular and Nuclear Physics; Advanced Superconducting Materials; and the Fusion Plasma Research Facility (FPRF). Each category is introduced with a statement of objectives and recent progress and followed by descriptions of individual projects. An overall budget summary is provided at the beginning of the report

1980-01-01

253

Safeguards Summary Event List (SSEL)  

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The Safeguards Summary Event List provides brief summaries of hundreds of safeguards-related events involving nuclear material or facilities regulated by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Events are described under the categories: Bomb-related, Intrusion, Missing/Allegedly Stolen, Transportation-related, Tampering/Vandalism, Arson, Firearms-related, Radiological Sabotage, Non-radiological Sabotage, and Miscellaneous. Because of the public interest, the Miscellaneous category also includes events reported involving source material, byproduct material, and natural uranium, which are exempt from safeguards requirements. Information in the event descriptions was obtained from official NRC sources

1993-01-01

254

Safeguards summary event list (SSEL)  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The Safeguards Summary Event List (SSEL) provides brief summaries of several hundred safeguards-related events involving nuclear material or facilities regulated by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Because of public interest, also included are events reported involving byproduct material which is exempt from safeguards requirements. Events are described under the categories of bomb-related, intrusion, missing and/or allegedly stolen, transportation, tampering/vandalism, arson, firearms, radiological sabotage, nonradiological sabotage, alcohol and drugs, and miscellaneous. The information contained in the event descriptions is derived primarily from official NRC reporting channels

1989-01-01

255

Experimental plasma research project summaries  

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This report contans descriptions of the activities supported by the Experimental Plasma Research Branch of APP. The individual project summaries were prepared by the principal investigators and include objectives and milestones for each project. The projects are arranged in six research categories: Plasma Properties; Plasma Heating; Plasma Measurements and Instrumentation; Atomic, Molecular and Nuclear Physics; Advanced Superconducting Materials; and the Fusion Plasma Research Facility (FPRF). Each category is introduced with a statement of objectives and recent progress and followed by descriptions of individual projects. An overall budget summary is provided at the beginning of the report.

1978-08-01

256

Summary and recommendations  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Substantial progress has been made in understanding and predicting the behaviour of iodine in the containment building of a reactor following an accident, such as a loss-of-coolant accident. Collaboration between scientists and engineers in designing and analyzing integral and fundamental tests is necessary for further progress in this field. In spite of recent progress, fission product chemistry is still one of the main contributors to source term uncertainties; further research is needed in this field; in particular in the areas of organic compound interactions and surface effects. Dialogue between safety analysts and chemists is essential to identify the importance to risk of chemical phenomena and to prioritize safety issues involving fission product chemistry. Much of the homogeneous solution chemistry is understood; particularly important exceptions are rates and mechanisms for iodine hydrolysis, hydrogen peroxide reactions and the role of organics. Interactions between iodine vapour and bulk material aerosols can occur and have significant effects on iodine compound and transport. Iodine volatility within containment increases with decreasing pH, but, in the presence of radiation, it is not sensitive to the initial aqueous iodine species. There is further need for the development/validation of existing models and codes against realistic integral tests. However separate effects experiments must also be performed to both guide and help rationalize the data for the large integral tests. A variety of surface interactions involving iodine can and probably will affect its transport and volatility in accident situations. Dealing with surface reactions was identified as one of the most significant uncertainties in models and codes. Suspended CsI aerosols can be oxidized to iodine during hydrogen burns under dry condition. However, modest steam concentration (10% ) suppresses CsI oxidation to I2. Additional research on this issue was recommended. Intervention remains an important issue. It has been shown that high pH is favourable, but the minimum pH required to suppress volatility is still uncertain. An evaluated kinetic database is being issued and should be maintained. Some efforts should be devoted in the future to assess the temperature dependence of the reactions included in this database. Also, a sensitivity analysis should be conducted to reduce the number of chemical reactions to the most important ones. Studies should be broadened to examine fission products other than iodine that are important to risk such as cesium and tellurium. It is recommended that the next Workshop, if held, should also focus on these fission products. The need for and the scope of another Workshop should be reviewed in two years time

1992-03-01

257

Executive Summary - Our mission  

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On September 1st 2003, the Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics in Cracow joined the Polish Academy of Sciences. The Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN), founded in 1952, is a state-sponsored scientific institution acting through an elected corporation of leading scholars, their research organizations and through numerous scientific establishments. PAN is a major national scientific advisory body acting via its scientific committees which represent all disciplines of science. There are currently 79 PAN research establishments (institutes and research centers, research stations, botanical gardens and other research units) and a number of auxiliary scientific units (such as archives, libraries, museums, and PAN stations abroad). Our Institute is currently one of the largest research institutions of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The research activity of the Academy is financed mainly from the State budget via the Ministry of Scientific Research and Information Technology. The mission of the Institute of Nuclear Physics, IFJ is stated in its Charter. According to Paragraphs 5, 6, and 7 of the 2004 Charter, the Institute's duty is to carry out research activities in the following areas:1. High energy and elementary particle physics (including astrophysics), 2. Nuclear physics and physics of mechanisms of nuclear interaction, 3. Condensed matter physics, 4. Interdisciplinary research, and in particular: in radiation and environmental biology, environmental physics, medical physics, dosimetry, nuclear geophysics, radiochemistry and material engineering. The main tasks of the Institute are: 1. To perform research in the above disciplines, 2. To promote the development of scientists and of specialists qualified to carry out research in these disciplines, 3. To organize a Post-Doctoral Study Course, 4. To permit, through agreements with national and foreign research institutions, external scholars to train and gain academic qualifications in the Institute's laboratories, 5. To collaborate with national and local authorities in providing them with expertise in the Institute's research topics, especially concerning radiation protection. These tasks are fulfilled by: 1. Performing individual and coordinated research through individual and collective research grant projects, 2. Initiating and maintaining cooperation with laboratories, organizations and institutions performing similar activities, in Poland and abroad, 3. Conferring scientific degrees and titles, 4. Distributing research results obtained, through peer-reviewed publications and other public media, 5. Organizing scientific meetings, conferences, symposia, training workshops, etc., 6. Providing expertise and analytic reports to government institutions and local authorities, 7. Carrying out other duties, within the statutory mandate of the Institute

2005-01-01

258

Tenth annual meeting, Vienna, Austria, 29 March - 1 April 1977. Summary report. Part I  

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The Summary Report of Tenth Annual Meeting of the IAEA International Working Group on Fast Reactors contains the Minutes of the Meeting (Part I); the papers which review the national programmes in the field of LMFBRs and other presentations at the Meeting (Part II); and the discussions on the review of the national programmes (Part III)

1977-04-01

259

Eleventh annual meeting, Bologna, Italy, 17-20 April 1978. Summary report. Part I  

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The Summary Report of the Eleventh Annual Meeting of the IAEA International Working Group on Fast Reactors contains the Minutes of the Meeting (Part I); the papers which review the national programmes in the field of LMFBRs and other presentations at the Meeting (Part II); and the discussions on the review of the national programmes (Part III)

1978-04-17

260

Summary and Recommendations  

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The Second CSNI Specialist Meeting on Core Debris-Concrete Interactions was held in Karlsruhe, Germany, on April 1 to 3, 1992. It was hosted by the Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe (KfK) and organized in collaboration by OECD-NEA and KfK. About sixty experts attended the meeting, from 13 countries including Russia and the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic and of 2 international organisations. Thirty-seven papers were presented in five sessions on the different aspects of core concrete interaction including melt coolability aspects. The final session summarized the results and discussed the current status of knowledge and the direction of future work. The first CSNI Specialist Meeting on Core Debris-Concrete Interactions had been held at Palo Alto, California in September 1986. Since this meeting, major experimental programs and substantial modelling work had been undertaken worldwide. The scope of the second meeting was to review the experimental and theoretical work and the predictive capabilities for severe accident evaluation. In addition to the scope of the previous meeting the issues of melt spreading and coolability were addressed as options to mitigate or end a severe accident. The contributed papers were presented in the following sessions: I. Experiments on molten core-concrete interactions under predominantly dry conditions II. Modelling and codes of molten core-concrete interactions under predominantly dry conditions III. Experiments on melt spreading and coolability IV. Modelling and codes on melt spreading and coolability V. Code comparisons and plant applications. The following general conclusions and recommendations were formulated after a careful evaluation of the presentations and discussions: 1. A significant integral effects data base on dry molten core debris-concrete interaction now exists which consists of independent experiments in several different facilities, so that no additional large scale experiments under dry conditions are necessary. The data base is adequate for thermal hydraulics, chemical reactions, and aerosol and fission product release during dry MCCI. 2. The present results of the codes in modeling the experiments are promising. To make optimal use of the existing experimental data base it is recommended that a matrix of selected and consistent experiments is set up covering the different aspects of MCC. This matrix would be used to provide final validation for the codes. 3. Considerable progress has been made in the physico-chemical modelling of MCCI melts. This needs to be completed and supported by additional physical property measurements, in particular viscosities and liquidus/solidus temperatures. These should be incorporated into the MCCI codes. 4. A considerable data base has been collected on the release of fission products during MCCI which shows that the releases are significantly less than previously estimated. The modelling of chemical thermodynamics of the multicomponent melt helps develop the understanding of the reasons for fission products retention in the melt, and should be completed for the releases of the important fission products. 5. Significant experimental and theoretical efforts are underway to determine the coolability of molten corium in the containment. Presently, the coolability of the melt by a water overlayer has not been demonstrated, thus the work should be continued. Relevant physical property data should also be measured as needed for modelling and validation. Melt spreading in containments was deemed to be important for analytical and further confirmatory experimental investigations since it affects coolability and containment integrity in some designs. 6. Investigation of physical phenomena related to core catcher design should be continued by the countries interested in such designs. 7. In order to test the codes for application to prototypical accident scenarios and to compare the predictions of different codes, a set of benchmark calculations should be performed. This should include short term and long term applications as well as different rea

1992-04-01

 
 
 
 
261

MELCOR peer review  

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MELCOR is a fully integrated, engineering-level computer code that models the progression of severe accidents in light water reactor nuclear power plants. The newest version of MELCOR is Version 1.8.1, July, 1991. MELCOR development has reached the point that the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission sponsored a broad technical review by recognized experts to determine or confirm the technical adequacy of the code for the serious and complex analyses it is expected to perform. For this purpose, an eight-member MELCOR Peer Review Committee was organized. The Committee has completed its review of the MELCOR code; the review process and findings of the MELCOR Peer Review Committee are documented in a summary report to be issued soon. The Committee has determined that recommendations in five areas are appropriate: (1) MELCOR numerics, (2) models missing from MELCOR Version 1.8.1, (3) existing MELCOR models needing revision, (4) the need for expanded MELCOR assessment, and (5) documentation

1992-04-01

262

Experimental Plasma Research. Project summaries  

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This is the fifth in a series of Project Summary books going back to 1976. They are issued approximately every two years and provide a short description of each project supported by the Experimental Plasma Research Branch of the Division of Applied Plasma Physics in the Office of Fusion Energy

1984-01-01

263

Non-tokamak experiments. Summary  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This is a summary report concerning circular (helical systems, RFPs, FRCs, CTs, dipoles, spheromaks) and non-circular (mirrors, foci, traps) non-tokamak fusion experiments. The major experiments are listed and their main parameters and points of interest are given

1999-12-01

264

Moriond Electroweak 2006: Theory Summary  

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A concise look at the big picture of particle physics, including the status of the Standard Model, neutrinos, supersymmetry, extra dimensions and cosmology. Based upon the theoretical summary presented at the XLIst Rencontres de Moriond on Electroweak Interactions and Unified Theories, La Thuile, 11-18 March 2006.

Lykken, Joseph D.

2006-01-01

265

Fluidized bed operations survey summary  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

A fluidized bed operations survey summary is presented. The survey contains information on: forced outage causes; forced outage concerns ranked numerically; 1996 boiler operation and maintenance (O&M) concerns; 1997 boiler O&M concerns; fluidized bed capacity factor results; and fluidized bed total outage time.

Lombardi, C.

1996-12-31

266

Industry and Trade Summary: Eggs.  

Science.gov (United States)

This summary profiles the U.S. and major foreign egg industries. Information is provided on U.S. and foreign egg production and trade, tariff and nontariff measures, and the performance of the U.S. egg industry in domestic and foreign markets. The period ...

D. Newman

1995-01-01

267

Review of Particle Physics  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This biennial Review summarizes much of Particle Physics. Using data from previous editions, plus 2205 new measurements from 667 papers, we list, evaluate, and average measured properties of gauge bosons, leptons, quarks, mesons, and baryons. We also summarize searches for hypothetical particles such as Higgs bosons, heavy neutrinos, and supersymmetric particles. All the particle properties and search limits are listed in Summary Tables. We also give numerous tables, figures, formulae, and reviews of topics such as the Standard Model, particle detectors, probability, and statistics. This edition features expanded coverage of CP violation in B mesons and of neutrino oscillations. For the first time we cover searches for evidence of extra dimensions (both in the particle listings and in a new review). Another new review is on Grand Unified Theories. A booklet is available containing the Summary Tables and abbreviated versions of some of the other sections of this full Review. All tables, listings, and reviews (and errata) are also available on the Particle Data Group website: http://pdg.lbl.gov

2002-07-01

268

76 FR 9357 - Enforcement Actions Summary  

Science.gov (United States)

...Transportation Security Administration [Docket No. TSA-2009-0024] Enforcement Actions Summary...Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is providing notice that it has issued...summary of all enforcement actions taken by TSA under the authority granted in the...

2011-02-17

269

77 FR 12865 - Enforcement Actions Summary  

Science.gov (United States)

...Transportation Security Administration [Docket No. TSA-2009-0024] Enforcement Actions Summary...Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is providing notice that it has issued...summary of all enforcement actions taken by TSA under the authority granted in the...

2012-03-02

270

Program mid-year summaries research, development, demonstration, testing and evaluation: Office of Technology Development, FY 1993  

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This mid-year review provides a summary of activities within the Office of Technology Development with individual presentations being made to DOE HQ and field management staff. The presentations are by EM-541, 542, 551, and 552 organizations.

1993-10-01

271

Review of the Proposed Quarterly Coal Review  

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This Review of the Proposed Quarterly Coal Review is the second of two reports and contains the results of our analysis of issues regarding the publication of a new summary publication, the Quarterly Coal Review. The first report on the QCR was submitted to the Office of Energy Data Operations (OEDO) in January 1981 and included results of our analysis and recommendations concerning data availability and content organization. This report concentrates on data presentation and publication format for the proposed QCR. Comprised of two sections, the report addresses chapter and table formats and presents a detailed analysis of chapter content. The first section of this report, Chapter, Table and Graph Formats, consists of findings and recommendations on the ordering, titling, end notes and cosmetics of the tables proposed for the QCR. The next section, Detailed Analysis of Chapter Content, is the result of a more in-depth analysis of chapters in the QCR.

1981-04-01

272

Summary and highlights of the scientific tracks at the STI & AIDS World Congress 2013, Vienna.  

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The joint meeting of International Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research (ISSTDR) and International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections (IUSTI) was held in July 2013 in Vienna, Austria. The conference had attracted over 1300 submissions and was divided into six tracks. The track chairs reviewed all presentations and identified key themes and data that delegates should be aware of. In a conference summary session, each track chair presented these highlights. This conference report details and expands on this summary. PMID:24256694

Whale, J; Banks, J; Foley, E; Patel, R

2014-05-01

273

Summary of the law relating to atomic energy and radioactive substances  

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This summary is an updated version of a previous revision of the summary of the United Kingdom's legislation on atomic energy and reviews the main texts in that field. Reference is made to the regulations on atomic energy, nuclear installations, radioactive substances, transport of such substances, radiation protection etc. The Energy Act 1983 amends the third party liability provisions of the nuclear installations Act 1965 in particular by raising the limits of compensation for nuclear damage. (NEA)

1983-01-01

274

Antidepressants for neuropathic pain - a summary of Cochrane systematic review  

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Abstract Background For many years antidepressant drugs have been used to manage neuropathic pain, and are often the first choice treatment. It is not clear, however, which antidepressant is more effective, what role the newer antidepressants can play in treating neuropathic pain, and what adverse effects are experienced by patients.

2010-01-01

275

Bachman's Warbler (Vermivora bachmanii) 5-Year Review: Summary and Evaluation.  

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Since it was listed in 1973, the 1nost fOrInal extensive and intensive searches for Bachman's warbler were conducted in 1975 to 1979. Other searches have focused on narrow geographic areas, such as parts of Tensas National Wildlife Refuge and Congaree Nat...

2008-01-01

276

Semiscale program summary: a review of Mod-3 results  

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The objectives of the Semiscale Program are briefly defined, and accomplishments during the Mod-3 portion of the program are summarized. Significant results from several series of experiments are presented: (1) results from a series of baseline experiments that included large-break blowdown, reflood, and integral blowdown-reflood tests; (2) results from simulations of the transient at the Three Mile Island 2 nuclear power station; (3) experimental findings from a small-break blowdown test series; and (4) miscellaneous experimental results including plant blackout simulations (complete loss of electrical power), upper-head injection drain tests, and natural circulation investigations

1981-01-01

277

Summary for the Next Generation Nuclear Plant Project in Review  

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This paper reports on the major progress that the NGNP Project has made toward developing and commercializing the HTGR technology. Significant R&D progress has been made in addressing key technical issues for qualification of the HTGR fuel and graphite, codification of high temperature materials and verification and validation of design codes. Work is also progressing in heat transfer/transport design and testing and in development of the high temperature steam electrolysis hydrogen production process. A viable licensing strategy has been formulated in coordination with the NRC and DOE. White papers covering key licensing issues have been and will continue to be submitted and necessary discussions of these key issues have begun with the NRC. Continued government support is needed to complete the Project objectives as established in the 2005 Energy Policy Act.

L.E. Demick

2010-09-01

278

Summary for the Next Generation Nuclear Plant Project in Review  

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This paper reports on the major progress that the NGNP Project has made toward developing and commercializing the HTGR technology. Significant R&D progress has been made in addressing key technical issues for qualification of the HTGR fuel and graphite, codification of high temperature materials and verification and validation of design codes. Work is also progressing in heat transfer/transport design and testing and in development of the high temperature steam electrolysis hydrogen production process. A viable licensing strategy has been formulated in coordination with the NRC and DOE. White papers covering key licensing issues have been and will continue to be submitted and necessary discussions of these key issues have begun with the NRC. Continued government support is needed to complete the Project objectives as established in the 2005 Energy Policy Act.

L.E. Demick

2010-08-01

279

Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review. 2013 Summary Instructions and Guidance.  

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As indicated in the Board's rule regarding capital plans (the capital plan rule), the Federal Reserve's assessment of capital adequacy for U.S.-domiciled, top-tier bank holding companies (BHCs) with total consolidated assets of $50 billion or more will in...

2012-01-01

280

The European Medicines Agency Review of Tegafur/Gimeracil/Oteracil (Teysuno(TM)) for the Treatment of Advanced Gastric Cancer When Given in Combination with Cisplatin: Summary of the Scientific Assessment of the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP)  

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The product Teysuno™ (S-1) contains tegafur, a prodrug of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), and two modulators of 5-FU metabolism, gimeracil and oteracil. The main clinical study in this application was a randomized controlled study comparing S-1 plus cisplatin with 5-FU plus cisplatin. In this study, median overall survival times of 8.6 months and 7.9 months for S-1 plus cisplatin and 5-FU plus cisplatin, respectively, were observed (hazard ratio, 0.92; 95% confidence interval, 0.80–1.05). The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use of the European Medicines Agency concluded that S-1 in combination with cisplatin (75 mg/m2) was noninferior to 5-FU plus cisplatin (100 mg/m2) in patients with advanced gastric cancer and adopted a positive opinion recommending the marketing authorization for this product for the treatment of advanced gastric cancer when given in combination with cisplatin. The recommended dose of S-1 is 25 mg/m2 (expressed as tegafur content) twice a day, for 21 consecutive days followed by 7 days rest (one treatment cycle), in combination with 75 mg/m2 cisplatin i.v. administered on day 1. This treatment cycle is repeated every 4 weeks. The most common side effects reported in the pivotal study were anemia, neutropenia, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, weight decrease, anorexia, and fatigue. The objective of this paper is to summarize the scientific review of the application leading to approval in the EU. The full scientific assessment report and the summary of product characteristics are available on the European Medicines Agency website (http://www.ema.europa.eu).

van Zwieten-Boot, Barbara; Calvo Rojas, Gonzalo; ter Hofstede, Hadewych; Garcia-Carbonero, Rocio; Camarero, Jorge; Abadie, Eric; Pignatti, Francesco

2011-01-01

 
 
 
 
281

Summary of the law relating to atomic energy and radioactive substances  

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This Summary is an updated version of a previous revision of the Summary of the United Kingdom's legislation on atomic energy and reviews the main texts in that field. Reference is made to the regulations on atomic energy, nuclear installations, radioactive substances, transport of such substances, radiation protection etc. It is intended to be a signpost to the relevant law, but does not cover any aspect in detail. The Summary also refers to international agreements in the nuclear field: conventions and regulations on the transport of radioactive substances and nuclear material, nuclear third party liability, radiation protection and environmental protection. (NEA)

1982-01-01

282

Safeguards Summary Event List (SSEL)  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The Safeguards Summary Event List (SSEL) provides brief summaries of several hundred safeguards-related events involving nuclear material or facilities regulated by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Because of public interest, the Miscellaneous category includes a few events which involve either source material, byproduct material, or natural uranium which are exempt from safeguards requirements. Events are described under the categories of bomb-related, intrusion, missing and/or allegedly stolen, transportation, tampering/vandalism, arson, firearms, radiological sabotage, nonradiological sabotage, pre-1990 alcohol and drugs (involving reactor operators, security force members, or management persons), and miscellaneous. The information contained in the event descriptions is derived primarily from official NRC reporting channels

1991-01-01

283

ENDF/B summary documentation  

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This publication provides a localized source of descriptions for the evaluations contained in the ENDF/B Library. The summary documentation presented is intended to be a more detailed description than the (File 1) comments contained in the computer readable data files, but not so detailed as the formal reports describing each ENDF/B evaluation. The summary documentations were written by the CSEWB (Cross Section Evaluation Working Group) evaluators and compiled by NNDC (National Nuclear Data Center). This edition includes documentation for materials found on ENDF/B Version V tapes 501 to 516 (General Purpose File) excluding tape 504. ENDF/B-V also includes tapes containing partial evaluations for the Special Purpose Actinide (521, 522), Dosimetry (531), Activation (532), Gas Production (533), and Fission Product (541-546) files. The materials found on these tapes are documented elsewhere. Some of the evaluation descriptions in this report contain cross sections or energy level information. (RWR)

Kinsey, R. (comp.)

1979-07-01

284

Separations innovative concepts: Project summary  

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This project summary includes the results of 10 innovations that were funded under the US Department's Innovative Concept Programs. The concepts address innovations that can substantially reduce the energy used in industrial separations. Each paper describes the proposed concept, and discusses the concept's potential energy savings, market applications, technical feasibility, prior work and state of the art, and future development needs.

Lee, V.E. (ed.)

1988-05-01

285

Ion sources and preaccelerators: summary  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

A brief summary is given of the work of the ion source/preaccelerator working group at a workshop on a Heavy Ion Demonstration Experiment (HIDE) for heavy ion fusion. The key R and D issues are the development of high intensity, high brightness heavy ion sources, the development of high voltage (1 to 3 MV) accelerating columns and associated high voltage power supplies and the development of an understanding of space charge neutralization, and charge changing interactions at low energies

1978-02-01

286

Review of Particle Physics  

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This biennial Review summarizes much of particle physics. Using data from previous editions, plus 2158 new measurements from 551 papers, we list, evaluate, and average measured properties of gauge bosons, leptons, quarks, mesons, and baryons. We also summarize searches for hypothetical particles such as Higgs bosons, heavy neutrinos, and supersymmetric particles. All the particle properties and search limits are listed in Summary Tables. We also give numerous tables, figures, formulae, and reviews of topics such as the Standard Model, particle detectors, probability, and statistics. Among the 108 reviews are many that are new or heavily revised including those on neutrino mass, mixing, and oscillations, QCD, top quark, CKM quark-mixing matrix, V{sub ud} and V{sub us}, V{sub cb} and V{sub ub}, fragmentation functions, particle detectors for accelerator and non-accelerator physics, magnetic monopoles, cosmological parameters, and big bang cosmology. A booklet is available containing the Summary Tables and abbreviated versions of some of the other sections of this full Review. All tables, listings, and reviews (and errata) are also available on the Particle Data Group website: http://pdg.lbl.gov.

Particle Data Group; Nakamura, Kenzo; al., et

2010-06-30

287

REVIEW OF PARTICLE PHYSICS  

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This biennial Review summarizes much of particle physics. Using data from previous editions, plus 2658 new measurements from 644 papers, we list, evaluate, and average measured properties of gauge bosons, leptons, quarks, mesons, and baryons. We summarize searches for hypothetical particles such as Higgs bosons, heavy neutrinos, and supersymmetric particles. All the particle properties and search limits are listed in Summary Tables. We also give numerous tables, figures, formulae, and reviews of topics such as the Standard Model, particle detectors, probability, and statistics. Among the 112 reviews are many that are new or heavily revised including those on Heavy-Quark and Soft-Collinear Effective Theory, Neutrino Cross Section Measurements, Monte Carlo Event Generators, Lattice QCD, Heavy Quarkonium Spectroscopy, Top Quark, Dark Matter, V{sub cb} & V{sub ub}, Quantum Chromodynamics, High-Energy Collider Parameters, Astrophysical Constants, Cosmological Parameters, and Dark Matter. A booklet is available containing the Summary Tables and abbreviated versions of some of the other sections of this full Review. All tables, listings, and reviews (and errata) are also available on the Particle Data Group website: http://pdg.lbl.gov.

Beringer, Juerg

2012-07-16

288

Ground source heat pump market development strategy: executive summary  

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The `Ground Source Heat Pump Market Development Strategy`, developed under contract, was presented in full as a companion document to this executive summary. The strategy, based on life-cycle cost analysis of ground source heat pump (GSHP) applications in various non-residential buildings, provides a blueprint for the development and implementation of collaborative actions among stakeholders to establish a viable GSHP industry in Canada. This executive summary provides an overview of the principles underlying the two main types of GSHP systems. A summary is given of the technology marketing concepts used to predict and encourage the diffusion of new technologies. The potential for a sustainable industry is reviewed; primarily in non-residential applications in regions not served by natural gas, or in markets served by natural gas where the natural advantages of GSHP make it advantageous to go head-to-head with gas. A summary of the proposed market development strategy is given. The suggested roles of the key stakeholder groups such as Natural Resources Canada, electrical utilities, government building managers, members of the Canadian Earth Energy Society, manufacturers, and contractors, dealers and distributors are also outlined. An appendix describes elements of the life-cycle cost assessment methodology used in preparing the marketing strategy for GSHP.

NONE

1999-03-31

289

Summary  

Re-Politicizing Social Capital: Revisiting Social Capital and Collective Action in Common Pool Resource Management ...Introduction A roadmap from social capital to collective action: the critical nodes Revisiting the link between social ...institutions Creation of common knowledge: the first node between social capital and

290

Summary.  

Czech Academy of Sciences Publication Activity Database

. Praha : Agentura ochrany p?írody a krajiny ?R, Botanický ústav AV ?R, 1999, s. 208-218 ISBN 80-86064-35-2Grant CEP: GA ?R GA206/98/1549; GA MŽP MR/610/2/96; GA AV ?R KSK2005601Kód oboru RIV: EF - Botanika

Kolbek, Ji?í

291

Summary  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

The purpose of this session is to present research results whose primary concern is with the behaviour of subgrade soils under repeated loading in the context of the role they play in pavement design.

1996-01-01

292

Summary  

attractive opportunities for researchers in others sectors are high such as in ... \\multiplier effect depressing wage rates in the UK. ... directly concerned with \\relative pay but reflect specific strategic objectives to develop new research \\areas.

293

Summary  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The Chernobyl accident has pushed many countries in analyzing critically their radiological emergency plans in order to identify the fields requiring amelioration or reinforcement. A common topic was the necessity of informing and drilling efficiently the civil population as well as different intervening agents against effects of nuclear accidents. It was stressed that the health and safety of populations, potentially most exposed, constitute a top priority, followed by the protection of food storage. The majority of the countries, were the management of public affairs is effected at two or more echelons, is confronted with the difficulty of developing plans clearly defining the missions and responsibilities of different administration levels as well as the interactions between them in case of emergency. Emphasized are also the requirements of information tools able of computing the contamination of foods or forages taking into account of factors like annual season, the phase of crop growth and the meteorological conditions. Obviously, such programs permit forecasting, surveying and evaluating the contamination and consequently, establishing the proper level of intervention. Also, the question of intervention thresholds was approached as well as the necessity of harmonizing intervention on international scale. A number of topics were mentioned to be under current study among which the relations between soil contamination and radionuclide concentration in milk and forage as well as the methods of managing the highly cesium-contaminated milk. Finally, it was argued for the necessity of ensuring the population confidence in the measures of intervention as well as in the indications of competent officials in charge with emergency actions

1997-01-01

294

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benefits such as improved environment, social welfare, health and cultural \\advances). .... Healthcare benefits which improve the quality of life for patients \\and carers ...... 26 Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (\\2000) ...

295

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Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

An effective risk assessment system is needed to address the threat posed by an active or passive insider who, acting alone or in collusion, could attempt diversion or theft of nuclear material. The material control and accountability (MC&A) system effectiveness tool (MSET) is a self-assessment or inspection tool utilizing probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) methodology to calculate the system effectiveness of a nuclear facility's material protection, control, and accountability (MPC&A) system. The MSET process is divided into four distinct and separate parts: (1) Completion of the questionnaire that assembles information about the operations of every aspect of the MPC&A system; (2) Conversion of questionnaire data into numeric values associated with risk; (3) Analysis of the numeric data utilizing the MPC&A fault tree and the SAPHIRE computer software; and (4) Self-assessment using the MSET reports to perform the effectiveness evaluation of the facility's MPC&A system. The process should lead to confirmation that mitigating features of the system effectively minimize the threat, or it could lead to the conclusion that system improvements or upgrades are necessary to achieve acceptable protection against the threat. If the need for system improvements or upgrades is indicated when the system is analyzed, MSET provides the capability to evaluate potential or actual system improvements or upgrades. A facility's MC&A system can be evaluated at a point in time. The system can be reevaluated after upgrades are implemented or after other system changes occur. The total system or specific subareas within the system can be evaluated. Areas of potential system improvement can be assessed to determine where the most beneficial and cost-effective improvements should be made. Analyses of risk importance factors show that sustainability is essential for optimal performance and reveals where performance degradation has the greatest impact on total system risk. The risk importance factors show the amount of risk reduction achievable with potential upgrades and the amount of risk reduction achieved after upgrades are completed. Applying the risk assessment tool gives support to budget prioritization by showing where budget support levels must be sustained for MC&A functions most important to risk. Results of the risk assessment are also useful in supporting funding justifications for system improvements that significantly reduce system risk. The functional model, the system risk assessment tool, and the facility evaluation questionnaire are valuable educational tools for MPC&A personnel. These educational tools provide a framework for ongoing dialogue between organizations regarding the design, development, implementation, operation, assessment, and sustainability of MPC&A systems. An organization considering the use of MSET as an analytical tool for evaluating the effectiveness of its MPC&A system will benefit from conducting a complete MSET exercise at an existing nuclear facility.

Powell, Danny H [ORNL; Elwood Jr, Robert H [ORNL

2011-01-01

296

Review of Biomedical Image Processing  

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Abstract This article is a review of the book: 'Biomedical Image Processing', by Thomas M. Deserno, which is published by Springer-Verlag. Salient information that will be useful to decide whether the book is relevant to topics of interest to the reader, and whether it might be suitable as a course textbook, are presented in the review. This includes information about the book details, a summary, the suitability of the text in course and research work, the framework of the book, its...

Ciaccio Edward J

2011-01-01

297

Utilizing Review Summarization in a Spoken Recommendation System  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

In this paper we present a framework for spoken recommendation systems. To provide reliable recommendations to users, we incorporate a review summarization technique which extracts informative opinion summaries from grass-roots users‘ reviews. The dialogue system then utilizes these review summaries to support both quality-based opinion inquiry and feature- specific entity search. We propose a probabilistic language generation approach to automatically creating re...

Liu, Jingjing; Seneff, Stephanie; Zue, Victor

2010-01-01

298

2011 Annual Criticality Safety Program Performance Summary  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The 2011 review of the INL Criticality Safety Program has determined that the program is robust and effective. The review was prepared for, and fulfills Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL) item H.20, 'Annual Criticality Safety Program performance summary that includes the status of assessments, issues, corrective actions, infractions, requirements management, training, and programmatic support.' This performance summary addresses the status of these important elements of the INL Criticality Safety Program. Assessments - Assessments in 2011 were planned and scheduled. The scheduled assessments included a Criticality Safety Program Effectiveness Review, Criticality Control Area Inspections, a Protection of Controlled Unclassified Information Inspection, an Assessment of Criticality Safety SQA, and this management assessment of the Criticality Safety Program. All of the assessments were completed with the exception of the 'Effectiveness Review' for SSPSF, which was delayed due to emerging work. Although minor issues were identified in the assessments, no issues or combination of issues indicated that the INL Criticality Safety Program was ineffective. The identification of issues demonstrates the importance of an assessment program to the overall health and effectiveness of the INL Criticality Safety Program. Issues and Corrective Actions - There are relatively few criticality safety related issues in the Laboratory ICAMS system. Most were identified by Criticality Safety Program assessments. No issues indicate ineffectiveness in the INL Criticality Safety Program. All of the issues are being worked and there are no imminent criticality concerns. Infractions - There was one criticality safety related violation in 2011. On January 18, 2011, it was discovered that a fuel plate bundle in the Nuclear Materials Inspection and Storage (NMIS) facility exceeded the fissionable mass limit, resulting in a technical safety requirement (TSR) violation. The TSR limits fuel plate bundles to 1085 grams U-235, which is the maximum loading of an ATR fuel element. The overloaded fuel plate bundle contained 1097 grams U-235 and was assembled under an 1100 gram U-235 limit in 1982. In 2003, the limit was reduced to 1085 grams citing a new criticality safety evaluation for ATR fuel elements. The fuel plate bundle inventories were not checked for compliance prior to implementing the reduced limit. A subsequent review of the NMIS inventory did not identify further violations. Requirements Management - The INL Criticality Safety program is organized and well documented. The source requirements for the INL Criticality Safety Program are from 10 CFR 830.204, DOE Order 420.1B, Chapter III, 'Nuclear Criticality Safety,' ANSI/ANS 8-series Industry Standards, and DOE Standards. These source requirements are documented in LRD-18001, 'INL Criticality Safety Program Requirements Manual.' The majority of the criticality safety source requirements are contained in DOE Order 420.1B because it invokes all of the ANSI/ANS 8-Series Standards. DOE Order 420.1B also invokes several DOE Standards, including DOE-STD-3007, 'Guidelines for Preparing Criticality Safety Evaluations at Department of Energy Non-Reactor Nuclear Facilities.' DOE Order 420.1B contains requirements for DOE 'Heads of Field Elements' to approve the criticality safety program and specific elements of the program, namely, the qualification of criticality staff and the method for preparing criticality safety evaluations. This was accomplished by the approval of SAR-400, 'INL Standardized Nuclear Safety Basis Manual,' Chapter 6, 'Prevention of Inadvertent Criticality.' Chapter 6 of SAR-400 contains sufficient detail and/or reference to the specific DOE and contractor documents that adequately describe the INL Criticality Safety Program per the elements specified in DOE Order 420.1B. The Safety Evaluation Report for SAR-400 specifically recognizes that the approval of SAR-400 approves the INL Criticality Safety Progra

Andrea Hoffman

2011-12-01

299

76 FR 22701 - Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications...  

Science.gov (United States)

...FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments Requested April 18, 2011. SUMMARY: The Federal Communications...

2011-04-22

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75 FR 73082 - Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications...  

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...FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments Requested November 18, 2010. SUMMARY: The Federal Communications...

2010-11-29

 
 
 
 
301

75 FR 54878 - Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications...  

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...FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments Requested September 3, 2010. SUMMARY: The Federal Communications...

2010-09-09

302

76 FR 16625 - Notice of Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission...  

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...FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Notice of Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments Requested March 16, 2011. SUMMARY: The Federal Communications...

2011-03-24

303

76 FR 7207 - Notice of Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission...  

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...FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Notice of Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments Requested February 3, 2011. SUMMARY: The Federal Communications...

2011-02-09

304

75 FR 39936 - Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications...  

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...FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments Requested July 7, 2010. SUMMARY: The Federal Communications...

2010-07-13

305

76 FR 7206 - Notice of Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission...  

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...FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Notice of Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments Requested February 3, 2011. SUMMARY: The Federal Communications...

2011-02-09

306

75 FR 8703 - Notice of Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission...  

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...FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Notice of Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments Requested 02/19/2010. SUMMARY: The Federal Communications...

2010-02-25

307

Conducting learning object review by using iterative model  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

In learning object review, reviewers can write reviews by commenting or rating review rubrics or categories. Besides learning object review, another demand in education activities is a learning tool to help students to complete assignments by writing summaries or answering questions on designated research papers (or simulation software). Compared with learning object review, this process has the similar steps, but with rubrics. Elorp, my thesis project, is developed by sharing some ideas with...

Wang, Rui

2005-01-01

308

1980 solar update. Summary report  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The 1980 Southern Regional Solar Update included presentations on institutional programs, detailed results of solar applications, technology workshops, and discussions on future solar directions. Titles of papers are listed that were presented in the Federal Program Review, Southern Solar Energy Center/State Program Review, Public Comment and Discussion Session, and Presentations on Local Activities, and each session is briefly summarized. (LEW)

1980-08-01

309

Summary talk - Highlights and Vision  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This presentation is the concluding talk of the conference, given by Michel Spiro, who reviewed all of particle physics in 107 slides that he presented in about 40 minutes. This comprehensive talk reviewed the entire field from the LHC energy frontier to astro-particle physics and cosmology

2010-07-22

310

Fusion Plasma Theory project summaries  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This Project Summary book is a published compilation consisting of short descriptions of each project supported by the Fusion Plasma Theory and Computing Group of the Advanced Physics and Technology Division of the Department of Energy, Office of Fusion Energy. The summaries contained in this volume were written by the individual contractors with minimal editing by the Office of Fusion Energy. Previous summaries were published in February of 1982 and December of 1987. The Plasma Theory program is responsible for the development of concepts and models that describe and predict the behavior of a magnetically confined plasma. Emphasis is given to the modelling and understanding of the processes controlling transport of energy and particles in a toroidal plasma and supporting the design of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER). A tokamak transport initiative was begun in 1989 to improve understanding of how energy and particles are lost from the plasma by mechanisms that transport them across field lines. The Plasma Theory program has actively-participated in this initiative. Recently, increased attention has been given to issues of importance to the proposed Tokamak Physics Experiment (TPX). Particular attention has been paid to containment and thermalization of fast alpha particles produced in a burning fusion plasma as well as control of sawteeth, current drive, impurity control, and design of improved auxiliary heating. In addition, general models of plasma behavior are developed from physics features common to different confinement geometries. This work uses both analytical and numerical techniques. The Fusion Theory program supports research projects at US government laboratories, universities and industrial contractors. Its support of theoretical work at universities contributes to the office of Fusion Energy mission of training scientific manpower for the US Fusion Energy Program

1993-01-01

311

Fusion Plasma Theory project summaries  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This Project Summary book is a published compilation consisting of short descriptions of each project supported by the Fusion Plasma Theory and Computing Group of the Advanced Physics and Technology Division of the Department of Energy, Office of Fusion Energy. The summaries contained in this volume were written by the individual contractors with minimal editing by the Office of Fusion Energy. Previous summaries were published in February of 1982 and December of 1987. The Plasma Theory program is responsible for the development of concepts and models that describe and predict the behavior of a magnetically confined plasma. Emphasis is given to the modelling and understanding of the processes controlling transport of energy and particles in a toroidal plasma and supporting the design of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER). A tokamak transport initiative was begun in 1989 to improve understanding of how energy and particles are lost from the plasma by mechanisms that transport them across field lines. The Plasma Theory program has actively-participated in this initiative. Recently, increased attention has been given to issues of importance to the proposed Tokamak Physics Experiment (TPX). Particular attention has been paid to containment and thermalization of fast alpha particles produced in a burning fusion plasma as well as control of sawteeth, current drive, impurity control, and design of improved auxiliary heating. In addition, general models of plasma behavior are developed from physics features common to different confinement geometries. This work uses both analytical and numerical techniques. The Fusion Theory program supports research projects at US government laboratories, universities and industrial contractors. Its support of theoretical work at universities contributes to the office of Fusion Energy mission of training scientific manpower for the US Fusion Energy Program.

1993-10-01

312

Plutonium focus area: Technology summary  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

To ensure research and development programs focus on the most pressing environmental restoration and waste management problems at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Environmental Management (EM) established a working group in August 1993 to implement a new approach to research and technology development. As part of this approach, EM developed a management structure and principles that led to creation of specific focus areas. These organizations were designed to focus scientific and technical talent throughout DOE and the national scientific community on major environmental restoration and waste management problems facing DOE. The focus area approach provides the framework for inter-site cooperation and leveraging of resources on common problems. After the original establishment of five major focus areas within the Office of Technology Development (EM-50), the Nuclear Materials Stabilization Task Group (NMSTG, EM-66) followed EM-50`s structure and chartered the Plutonium Focus Area (PFA). NMSTG`s charter to the PFA, described in detail later in this book, plays a major role in meeting the EM-66 commitments to the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB). The PFA is a new program for FY96 and as such, the primary focus of revision 0 of this Technology Summary is an introduction to the Focus Area; its history, development, and management structure, including summaries of selected technologies being developed. Revision 1 to the Plutonium Focus Area Technology Summary is slated to include details on all technologies being developed, and is currently planned for release in August 1996. The following report outlines the scope and mission of the Office of Environmental Management, EM-60, and EM-66 organizations as related to the PFA organizational structure.

NONE

1996-03-01

313

Plutonium focus area: Technology summary  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

To ensure research and development programs focus on the most pressing environmental restoration and waste management problems at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Environmental Management (EM) established a working group in August 1993 to implement a new approach to research and technology development. As part of this approach, EM developed a management structure and principles that led to creation of specific focus areas. These organizations were designed to focus scientific and technical talent throughout DOE and the national scientific community on major environmental restoration and waste management problems facing DOE. The focus area approach provides the framework for inter-site cooperation and leveraging of resources on common problems. After the original establishment of five major focus areas within the Office of Technology Development (EM-50), the Nuclear Materials Stabilization Task Group (NMSTG, EM-66) followed EM-50's structure and chartered the Plutonium Focus Area (PFA). NMSTG's charter to the PFA, described in detail later in this book, plays a major role in meeting the EM-66 commitments to the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB). The PFA is a new program for FY96 and as such, the primary focus of revision 0 of this Technology Summary is an introduction to the Focus Area; its history, development, and management structure, including summaries of selected technologies being developed. Revision 1 to the Plutonium Focus Area Technology Summary is slated to include details on all technologies being developed, and is currently planned for release in August 1996. The following report outlines the scope and mission of the Office of Environmental Management, EM-60, and EM-66 organizations as related to the PFA organizational structure

1996-01-01

314

Summary of the Accelerator Meeting  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The summary of the paper is: (1) A compelling scientific case is developing for a high luminosity, polarized electron-ion collider, to address fundamental questions in hadron Physics. (2) Much progress over the past years: Design concepts are maturing through innovation and design optimization. (3) Electron cooling is prerequisite for all EIC design scenarios. A rigorous electron cooling R&D program established at BNL. (4) Important to continue collaboration and cross-fertilization of ideas among different design options. (5) Thank you to all the speakers for outstanding and thought-provoking presentations.

Lia Merminga

2006-07-17

315

Regulatory licensing status summary report. Nuclear power plants data for decisions (blue book), July 11-August 16, 1982  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This management report, Regulatory Licensing status summary report, is designed to provide the necessary information for controlling the progress of review processes for central station nuclear reactor applications. Section I of this edition consists of the three summary of accomplishments, the new application forecast for OL's and CP's, and an abbreviation key. Section II represents the main body of the report and consists of the facility information. All OL's are listed first, followed by CP's, standard design reviews, other reviews, and finally, a non-power reactor summary. Each project consists of general facility data, current status for all phases of the review, and targeted and actual completion dates for all key milestones in the review

1982-01-01

316

Regulatory licensing. Status summary report. Nuclear power plants data for decisions (Blue Book), August 17-September 15, 1982  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This management report, regulatory licensing status summary report, is designed to provide the necessary information for controlling the progress of review processes for central station nuclear reactor applications. Section I of this edition consists of the three summary of accomplishments, the new application forecast for OL's and CP's, and an abbreviation key. Section II represents the main body of the report and consists of the facility information. All OL's are listed first, followed by CP's, standard design reviews, other reviews, and finally, a non-power reactor summary. Each project consists of general facility data, current status for all phases of the review, and targeted and actual completion dates for all key milestones in the review

1982-01-01

317

Regulatory licensing status summary report. Nuclear power plants data for decisions (blue book), June 17-July 10, 1982  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This management report, Regulatory Licensing Status Summary Report, is designed to provide the necessary information for controlling the progress of review processes for central station nuclear reactor applications. It utilizes data collected from the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, Office of the Executive Legal Director, Office of Inspection and Enforcement, and the National Laboratories, and analyzed by the Office of Resource Management in the implementation of the Regulatory Information System. Section I of this edition consists of the three summary of accomplishments, the new application forecast for OL's and CP's, and an abbreviation key. Section II represents the main body of the report and consists of the facility information. All OL's are listed first, followed by CP's, standard design reviews, other reviews, and finally, a non-power reactor summary. Each project consists of general facility data, current status for all phases of the review, and targeted and actual completion dates for all key milestones in the review

1982-01-01

318

1557CoLaw - Business Review  

RESPONSE TO DTI CONSULTATION Directors' Report: Business Review (Section 234zzb of the Companies Act 1985) and Chapter 6 of part 15 of the Company Law Reform Bill Summary The Environment Agency has responded to earlier DTI consultations on new Company Law and the Operating Financial Review (OFR). More…

319

The Measurement of Puberty: A Review.  

Science.gov (United States)

Reviews the feasibility and validity of the various methods that have been used to measure puberty and summarizes the evidence-base as to whether the age at menarche and the age at onset of puberty has decreased in recent years. Provides a summary of the findings of relevance to those critically reviewing the current evidence surrounding age of…

Coleman, Lester; Coleman, John

2002-01-01

320

DECOVALEX II PROJECT Executive Summary  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

DECOVALEX II project started in November 1995 as a continuation of the DECOVALEX I project, which was completed at the end of 1994. The project was initiated by recognising the fact that a proper evaluation of the current capacities of numerical modelling of the coupled T-H-M processes in fractured media is needed not only for small scale, well controlled laboratory test cases such as those studied in DECOVALEX I, but also for less characterised, more complex and realistic in-situ experiments. This executive summary presents the motivation, structure, objectives, approaches, and highlights of the main tasks and main achievements of the DECOVALEX II project from 1995-1999. The main source of the materials came from four technical reports the project prepared by the project Secretariat, which, in turn, were based on numerous progress reports produced by a large number of international research teams over the three and half year period. The editors of this summary, together with the Steering Committee of the DECOVALEX II project, feel very encouraged by the progresses which have been made during the project time and very positive about the usefulness of the achievements reached by the project to the larger international community of scientific research and management of radioactive wastes in different countries. We sincerely hope that continued efforts be made to forward the research carried out in both DECOVALEX I and DECOVALEX II projects so that the disposal of radioactive waste could be managed on a more reliable scientific basis.

Jing, L.; Stephansson, O. [Royal Inst. of Tech., Stockholm (Sweden). Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Tsang, C.F. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA (United States). Earth Science Div.; Knight, L.J. [United Kingdom Nirex Ltd., Harwell (United Kingdom); Kautsky, F. [Swedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate (SKI), Stockholm (Sweden)

1999-11-01

 
 
 
 
321

Summary of LOGDEX data base  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

A summary of LOGDEX, the digitized well log data base maintained by the Center for Energy Studies at The University of Texas at Austin is presented. These well logs were obtained from various oil companies and then converted from paper well logs to numeric information on magnetic computer tapes for input into the well log data base. This data base serves as a resource for application programs in the study of geopressured geothermal energy resources, for well logging research, and for geological research. Currently the location and scope of well log data that may be found within the LOGDEX data base are limited to wells along the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast that are known to have a potential as a geopressured geothermal energy resource. Additionally the location of these wells in that area is highly localized into areas that have been defined by Department of Energy researchers as having a high potential for geopressured geothermal energy. The LOGDEX data base currently contains data from more than 350 wells, representing more than 1600 logs and 16,600,000 curve feet of data. For quick reference to a given log, the summary listing has been indexed into seven divisions: well classification, location by county or parish, curve type, log type, operators, location by state, and well names. These indexes are arranged alphabetically and cross-referenced by page number.

Hill, T.; Sepehrnoori, K.

1981-08-01

322

DECOVALEX II PROJECT Executive Summary  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

DECOVALEX II project started in November 1995 as a continuation of the DECOVALEX I project, which was completed at the end of 1994. The project was initiated by recognising the fact that a proper evaluation of the current capacities of numerical modelling of the coupled T-H-M processes in fractured media is needed not only for small scale, well controlled laboratory test cases such as those studied in DECOVALEX I, but also for less characterised, more complex and realistic in-situ experiments. This executive summary presents the motivation, structure, objectives, approaches, and highlights of the main tasks and main achievements of the DECOVALEX II project from 1995-1999. The main source of the materials came from four technical reports the project prepared by the project Secretariat, which, in turn, were based on numerous progress reports produced by a large number of international research teams over the three and half year period. The editors of this summary, together with the Steering Committee of the DECOVALEX II project, feel very encouraged by the progresses which have been made during the project time and very positive about the usefulness of the achievements reached by the project to the larger international community of scientific research and management of radioactive wastes in different countries. We sincerely hope that continued efforts be made to forward the research carried out in both DECOVALEX I and DECOVALEX II projects so that the disposal of radioactive waste could be managed on a more reliable scientific basis

1999-01-01

323

Summary of OLF's Business trends report 2006  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

A summary of OLF's business trends report 2006. The first in a series of annual business trends reports which The Norwegian Oil Industry Association (OLF) has decided to publish. The report highlights features in the development of the global economy and the energy markets, and presents an analysis of the level of activity on the Norwegian Shelf through to 2010. It also gives a status report and outlines the challenges that lie within three important areas for the oil industry: the relationship with the external environment, health, safety and working environment, and personnel and competence requirements within the industry. The main message contained in the report is summarised as follows: 'While prospects for the immediate future look good, we foresee a lack of new, important and technically challenging projects in the longer term. Discoveries made on the Norwegian Shelf during recent years have been small. Exploration activity must be intensified and its results must be improved. The most important and effective stimulus in this connection is new prospective exploration acreage. The Comprehensive Management Plan for Lofoten and the Barents Sea will be revised in 2010. By that time the knowledge gaps in the plan have to be filled so that the decision-making basis is as good as possible. Even though the level of activity looks as if it will continue to be high in the medium term, we have no time to lose.' Environmental status and challenges are briefly reviewed, as well as the industry's future recruitment challenges (author) (ml)

2006-01-01

324

Summary pamphlet: 1995 site environmental report  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

As required in U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Order 5400.1, an Annual Site Environmental Report (ASER) has been prepared for Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexico (SNL/NM) for 1995. The ASER represents a key component of the DOE's effort to keep the public informed about environmental efforts and compliance status at SNL/NM. This booklett was prepared by the Environmental Operations Center of SNL/NM and reviewed by Community Relations and Risk Management. Suggestions were incorporated from the students of New Futures High School as a part of the Environmental Education Program. This work is supported by the DOE under Contract DE-AC04-94AL85000. A copy of the ASER can be obtained by calling the Environmental Monitoring and Reporting Department at 848-0927. This pamphlet provides a brief summary of the 1995 SNL/NM environmental programs and monitoring results. Additional copies of this pamphlet may be obtained by calling the number above

325

Siljan - Geoscience and gas; Introduction and summary  

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The Geological Society's spring meeting in 1990 was held in Stockholm on 28th May attended by approx. 60 participants. After an introduction to impact structures, the latest information about the Siljan bedrock and about the geological results of the drilling was reviewed. Thereafter the meeting was presented with an evaluation of the geochemistry of the Gravberg hole. The results of the hydrocarbon investigations and the general problems of interpreting the analytical data on the gases from the hole were then discussed as well as problems involved in a statistical treatment of the gas data and the tritium and oxygen-isotope analyses from the water (brines) in the Gravberg hole. The focus of the meeting then turned to the geophysical investigations which have attracted so much international interest and the meeting was presented a summary of the results with particular focus on the reflection seismic profiling, and the influence of the Siljan impact on the paleomagnetic signature of the Siljan rocks. Finally, we were brought up to date on the project and its ambitions for the future.

Gee, D.G.

1992-03-01

326

MONARCH Summary brochure.art  

...studies were based on expert opinion and literature reviews, but the modelling in MONARCH supports...national park Sverre Stølen, Norway page 9: Norwegian mugwort All photographs used by permission MONARCH...

327

Hanford process review  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This report is a summary of past incidents at the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Hanford Site. The purpose of the report is to provide the major, significant, nuclear-safety-related incidents which incurred at the Hanford Site in a single document for ease of historical research. It should be noted that the last major accident occurred in 1980. This document is a summary of reports released and available to the public in the DOE Headquarters and Richland public reading rooms. This document provides no new information that has not previously been reported. This report is not intended to cover all instances of radioactivity release or contamination, which are already the subject of other major reviews, several of which are referenced in Section 1.3

1991-01-01

328

Movie Review Classification and Feature based Summarization of Movie Reviews  

Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

Full Text Available Sentiment classification and feature based summarization are essential steps involved with the classification and summarization of movie reviews. The movie review classification is based on sentiment classification and condensed descriptions of movie reviews are generated from the feature based summarization. Experiments are conducted to identify the best machine learning based sentiment classification approach. Latent Semantic Analysis and Latent Dirichlet Allocation were compared to identify features which in turn affects the summary size. The focus of the system design is on classification accuracy and system response time.

Sabeeha Mohammed Basheer#1, Syed Farook

2013-07-01

329

Advanced Fusion Concepts project summaries. FY 1983  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This report contains descriptions of the activities of all the projects supported by the Advanced Fusion Concepts Branch of the Office of Fusion Energy, US Department of Energy. These descriptions are project summaries of each of the individual projects, and contain the following: title, principle investigators, funding levels, purpose, approach, progress, plans, milestones, graduate studients, graduates, other professional staff, and recent publications. The individual project summaries are prepared by the principle investigators in collaboration with the Advanced Fusion Concepts (AFC) Branch. In addition to the project summaries, statements of branch objectives, and budget summaries are also provided

1983-01-01

330

Preliminary data summary for the used-oil reclamation and re-refining industry  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The summaries contain data about industrial facilities in various industries discharging pollutants in their wastewaters and considers whether the EPA should pursue regulations to control such discharges. The summaries were prepared in order to allow EPA to respond to the mandate of Section 304(m) of the Clean Water Act. Summaries for categories already subject to rulemaking were developed for comparison purposes. The report is part of the process by which EPA is considering what management standards may be appropriate for the recycling of used oil, in response to the requirements mandated by these Acts. The study has attempted to characterize and profile the Oil Reclaimer/Re-Refining Industry. The goals of this preliminary effort were to: conduct a literature review, perform an industry profile, site visit re-refiners, screen sample re-refiners, and develop a Preliminary Data Summary.

Troy, K.

1989-09-01

331

The 1990 Hypobaric Decompression Sickness Workshop: Summary and conclusions  

Science.gov (United States)

Decompression sickness resulting from exposure to the hypobaric environment was reviewed and discussed at a three day workshop in Oct. 1990. This milestone meeting, attended by over 50 participants representing the Dept. of Defense, NASA, ESA, and academia, updated the current understanding of altitude decompression sickness (DCS). Both research and operational aspects of this illness were addressed through presentations on the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of DCS, its incidence in aviation and space operations, and existing and proposed measures for DCS prevention. Specific areas requiring further research were also identified. A summary is presented for the material given at the workshop.

Pilmanis, Andrew A.; Stegmann, Barbara J.; Scoggins, Terrell E.

1992-01-01

332

Energy-efficient buildings program evaluations. Volume 2: Evaluation summaries  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This document presents summaries of code and utility building program evaluations reviewed as the basis for the information presented in Energy-Efficient Buildings Program Evaluations, Volume 1: Findings and Recommendations, DOE/EE/OBT-11569, Vol. 1. The main purpose of this volume is to summarize information from prior evaluations of similar programs that may be useful background for designing and conducting an evaluation of the BSGP. Another purpose is to summarize an extensive set of relevant evaluations and provide a resource for program designers, mangers, and evaluators.

Lee, A.D.; Mayi, D.; Edgemon, S.D.

1997-04-01

333

Rapporteur's summary 2: Contributed papers on environmental transfers and dosimetry  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This summary covers 34 contributions that were submitted as posters to the current Conference. They cover a wide range of topics. The papers included in this review focus on the following topics: - Evaluation of results from monitoring and screening programmes (5 papers); - Experiments on the transfer of radionuclides in the environment (13 papers); - Effectiveness of countermeasures (2 papers); - Development of models to estimate the radionuclide transfer in the environment and/or the exposures to biota (6 papers); - Derivation of dose conversion factors for biota (2 papers); - Dose estimations for biota (6 papers)

2005-08-01

334

Topical meeting on optical computing (Summaries of Papers)  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This book compiles the summaries of the papers presented at the meeting on optical computing. The topics covered in the meeting were: Review of optical computing; Array machines; Digital design technique for optical computing; Optical architectures based on symbolic substitution; binary image algebra and image processors; Bit serial optical computer; Optical interconnects; encoding schemes for E-beam fabrication of computer generated holograms; limitations to optical hedkin circuits; digital optical matrix-vector multiplier; Monte carlo processor arrays; and two-dimensional clos optical interconnection network.

1987-01-01

335

AFIP-6 Characterization Summary Report  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The AFIP-6 (ATR Full-size-plate In center flux trap Position) Characterization Summary Report outlines the fresh fuel characterization efforts performed during the AFIP-6 experiment. The AFIP-6 experiment was designed to evaluate the performance of monolithic uranium-molybdenum (U-Mo) fuels at a scale prototypic of Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) fuel plates (45-inches long). The AFIP-6 test was the first test with plates that were swaged into the rails of the assembly. This test served to examine the effects of a plate in a swaged condition with longer fuel zones (22.5-inches long), that were centered in the plate. AFIP-6 test plates employed a zirconium interlayer that was co-rolled with the fuel foil. Previous mini-plate and AFIP irradiation experiments performed in ATR have demonstrated the stable behavior of the interface between the U-Mo fuel and the zirconium interlayer.

Dr. Dennis D. Keiser

2011-12-01

336

CNA/CNS conference summaries  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This volume contains summaries of papers presented at the 32. annual conference of the Canadian Nuclear Association and the 13. annual conference of the Canadian Nuclear Society. The full proceedings, and the individual papers contained therein, have been abstracted separately. Sessions on the following topics are included: Plenary; The international CANDU program; Canadian used fuel management program; Public information advocates; Fuel and electricity supply; In which direction should reactors advance?; Canadian advanced nuclear research program; International cooperation in operations; Safety in design, operation, regulation; Renovation of operating stations; Reactor physics; New concepts and Technology; Fuel behaviour; Reactor design; Safety analysis; Fuel channel behaviour; Equipment and design qualification; Compliance and licensing; Fusion science and technology; Darlington assessment; Plant aging and life assessment; Thermalhydraulic modelling and analysis; Diagnostics and data management; Operator training and certification

1992-06-07

337

NIOSH current intelligence bulletins: summaries  

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Summaries were offered of the current intelligence bulletins issued from January 20, 1975 to August of 1988. They include information on the following topics: chloroprene, trichloroethylene, ethylene dibromide, chrome pigment, asbestos, hexamethylphosphoric triamide, polychlorinated biphenyls, 4,4'-diaminodiphenylmethane, chloroform, radon daughters, dimethylcarbamoyl chloride, diethylcarbamoyl-chloride, explosive azide hazard, inorganic arsenic, nitrosamines in cutting fluids, metabolic precursors of beta-naphthylamine, 2-nitropropane, acrylonitrile, 2,4-diaminoanisole, tetrachloroethylene, trimellitic anhydride, ethylene thiourea, disulfiram, direct-blue-6, direct-black-38, direct-brown-95, benzidine derived dyes, ethylene dichloride, NIAX catalyst ESN, chloroethanes, vinyl halides, glycidyl ethers, epichlorohydrin, smoking, arsine poisoning, radiofrequency sealers and heaters, formaldehyde, ethylene oxide, silica flour, vibration syndrome, glycol ethers, 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin, 1,3-butadiene, cadmium, monohalomethanes, dinitrotoluenes, methylene chloride, 4,4'-methylenedianiline, organic solvent neurotoxicity, mechanical power press injuries, and the carcinogenic effects of diesel exhaust.

1988-09-01

338

Detector electronics group summary report  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The major focus of the Detector Electronics Working Group was to work with the Detector and Accelerator Design Groups to establish detector electronics design criteria and to identify accelerator parameters which would impact on the electronics. Foremost in the considerations was to identify specific areas which would limit the ultimate luminosity of the large 4? detectors. As the design luminosity of the large detectors is such an important parameter in the operation of the SSC, and may determine what physics is accessible with the 4? detectors, most of the discussions were centered on topics which specifically limited the luminosity. The issues considered most important were the number of interactions per crossing, the beam bunch spacing, and radiation damage. The Summary Report is organized into the following sections: Trigger Processing; Bunch Spacing; Radiation Damage; Events Per Crossing; Luminosity; Other Considerations; Cost; and Recommendations

1984-07-13

339

Experimental plasma research project summaries  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This is the latest in a series of Project Summary books going back to 1976 and is the first after a hiatus of several years. They are published to provide a short description of each project supported by the Experimental Plasma Research Branch of the Division of Applied Plasma Physics in the Office of Fusion Energy. The Experimental Plasma Research Branch seeks to provide a broad range of experimental data, physics understanding, and new experimental techniques that contribute to operation, interpretation, and improvement of high temperature plasma as a source of fusion energy. In pursuit of these objectives, the branch supports research at universities, DOE laboratories, other federal laboratories and industry. About 70 percent of the funds expended are spent at universities and a significant function of this program is the training of students in fusion physics. The branch supports small- and medium-scale experimental studies directly related to specific critical plasma issues of the magnetic fusion program. Plasma physics experiments are conducted on transport of particles and energy within plasma and innovative approaches for operating, controlling, and heating plasma are evaluated for application to the larger confinement devices of the magnetic fusion program. New diagnostic approaches to measuring the properties of high temperature plasmas are developed to the point where they can be applied with confidence on the large-scale confinement experiments. Atomic data necessary for impurity control, interpretation of diagnostic data, development of heating devices, and analysis of cooling by impurity ion radiation are obtained. The project summaries are grouped into these three categories of plasma physics, diagnostic development and atomic physics

1992-01-01

340

Midwest Forensics Resource Center Project Summary June 2005  

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The mission of the MFRC Research and Development Program, is to provide technological advances in forensic science for the benefit of our regional partners as well as the forensic community at large. Key areas of forensic science need are identified through our interactions with our Midwest partners and our R&D advisory group, as well as through our participation in national meetings in forensic science. Under the sponsorship of the National Institute of Justice, the MFRC solicits proposals for the development of practical and useful technology, instrumentation, and methodology that address needs in areas related to forensic science and its application to operational crime laboratories. The MFRC facilitates proposal development by working to establish partnerships between researchers and our regional partners. The MFRC administers a peer-review of the proposals and then funds the selected projects at a cost of approximately $55,000 each, with a 12-month period of performance. The process for selection of these projects includes the following steps: (1) drafting of a call for proposals by MFRC staff, (2) review of the draft call by members of the R&D advisory committee, (3) review and approval of the call by NIJ, (4) issuance of the call to ISU, Ames Laboratory, regional partners, and research organizations, (5) receipt of proposals, (6) review of proposals by R&D advisory committee, (7) ranking and selection by MFRC staff using advisory committee reviews, with concurrence by NIJ, (8) notification of proposers, (9) receipt and review of progress reports by MFRC, (10) receipt and review of final reports by MFRC, R&D advisory committee, and NIJ. The decision to fund any specific project is based upon a peer-reviewed call-for-proposal system administered by the MFRC. The reviewers are crime laboratory specialists and scientists who are asked to rate the proposals on four criteria areas including: (1) relevance to the mission of the MFRC, (2) technical approach and procedures, (3) capabilities, teaming, and leveraging, and (4) implementation plan. A successful proposal demonstrates knowledge of the background for the research and related work in the field and includes a research plan with a defined plan to implement the technology to benefit our partners at the crime laboratories. The project summaries are meant to demonstrate the range of research funded by the MFRC including chemistry, DNA, and patterned evidence. The project summaries describe the forensic need the projects serve as well as the benefits derived from the technology. The summaries provide a brief description of the technology and the accomplishments to date. In addition, the collaboration with regional partners and the status of the implementation of the technology are highlighted. These technical summaries represent the development and implementation of practical and useful technology for crime laboratories that the MFRC hopes to accomplish.

David Baldwin

2005-06-01

 
 
 
 
341

Working Group 2 summary: Space charge effects in bending systems  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

At the start of the Workshop, the authors asked the Working Group 2 participants to concentrate on three basic goals: (1) survey the status of how comprehensively the physics concerning space-charge effects in bends is understood and how complete is the available ensemble of analytic and computational tools; (2) guided by data from experiments and operational experience, identify sources of, and cures for, beam degradation; and (3) review space-charge physics in rings and the limitations it introduces. As the Workshop unfolded, the third goal naturally folded into the other two goals, and these goals, they believe, were fulfilled in that the Working Group was able to compile an end product consisting of a set of recommendations for potentially fruitful future work. This summary constitutes an overview of the deliberations of the Working Group, and it is their hope that the summary clarifies the motivation for the recommended work listed at the end. The summary is organized according to the two aforementioned goals, and the prime topics of discussion appear as subsections under these goals

1999-11-09

342

Eighth annual meeting, Vienna, Austria, 15-18 April 1975. Summary report. Part I  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The Summary Report of the Eighth Annual Meeting of the International Working Group on Fast Reactors contains the minutes of the meeting (Part 1); papers which review the national programmes in the field of LMFBRs (Part 2) and the discussions on the review of national programmes (Part 3). The agenda of the meeting involved design, construction, operating experiences of demonstration fast power reactors, reprocessing of spent fuel from LMFBRs, reliability of decay heat removal systems, fuel failure mechanisms, safety of LMFBRs

1975-04-15

343

Eighth annual meeting, Vienna, Austria, 15-18 April 1975. Summary report. Part III  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The Summary Report of the Eighth Annual Meeting of the International Working Group on Fast Reactors contains the minutes of the meeting (Part 1); papers which review the national programmes in the field of LMFBRs (Part 2) and the discussions on the review of national programmes (Part 3). The agenda of the meeting involved design, construction, operating experiences of demonstration fast power reactors, reprocessing of spent fuel from LMFBRs, reliability of decay heat removal systems, fuel failure mechanisms, safety of LMFBRs

1975-04-15

344

Regulatory review of NPP Krsko Periodic Safety Review  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

At the request of the Slovenian Nuclear Safety Administration (SNSA), Krsko NPP prepared a Periodic Safety Review (PSR) program in January 2001. This is the first PSR of NPP Krsko, the only nuclear power plant in Slovenia. The program was reviewed by the IAEA mission in May 2001 and approved by SNSA in July 2001. The program is made in accordance with the IAEA Safety Guide 'Periodic Safety Review of Operational Nuclear Power Plants' No. 50-SG-012 and with European practice. It contains a systematic review of operation of the NPP Krsko, including the review of the changes as a result of the modernization of the facility. The main tasks of PSR are review of plant status for each safety factor, development of aging and life cycle management program, review of seismic design and PSHA analysis and update of regulatory compliance program. The prioritization process of findings and action plan are also important tasks of PSR. The basic safety factors of the PSR review are: Operational Experience, Safety Assessment and Analyses, Equipment Qualification and Ageing Management, Safety Culture, Emergency Planing, Environmental Impact and Radioactive Waste, Compliance with license requirements and Prioritization. It had been agreed that SNSA will have reviewed all PSR reports generated during the PSR process. At the end of 2003 the PSR Summary Report with selected recommendations for action plan was completed and delivered to SNSA for review. The paper presents regulatory review of NPP Krsko PSR with emphasis on the evaluation of the PSR issues ranking process. (author)

2004-09-06

345

Automatic Summary Assessment for Intelligent Tutoring Systems  

Science.gov (United States)

Summary writing is an important part of many English Language Examinations. As grading students' summary writings is a very time-consuming task, computer-assisted assessment will help teachers carry out the grading more effectively. Several techniques such as latent semantic analysis (LSA), n-gram co-occurrence and BLEU have been proposed to…

He, Yulan; Hui, Siu Cheung; Quan, Tho Thanh

2009-01-01

346

Some handbook references and a summary for ''EMP engineering and design principles''  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The material in this note contains a number of handbook-oriented references and also constitutes a brief review and summary for the copyrighted publication ''EMP Engineering and Design Principles,'' a book by the Electrical Protection Department, Loop Transmission Division, Bell Telephone Laboratories, Incorporated, Whippany, New Jersey; copyrighted 1975. (WHK)

1975-01-01

347

Functional Analysis in Public Schools: A Summary of 90 Functional Analyses  

Science.gov (United States)

Several review and epidemiological studies have been conducted over recent years to inform behavior analysts of functional analysis outcomes. None to date have closely examined demographic and clinical data for functional analyses conducted exclusively in public school settings. The current paper presents a data-based summary of 90 functional…

Mueller, Michael M.; Nkosi, Ajamu; Hine, Jeffrey F.

2011-01-01

348

Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory waste management technology development activities. Summary progress report, 1979  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Summary reports on the Department of Energy's Nuclear Energy-sponsored waste management technology development projects at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory describe progress for calendar year 1979. Activities in airborne, low-level, and transuranic waste management areas are discussed. Work progress on waste assay, treatment, disposal, and environmental monitoring is reviewed

1980-01-01

349

Klamath Falls Resource Area. Annual Program Summary and Monitoring Report for Fiscal Year 2006.  

Science.gov (United States)

The Annual Program Summary is a review of the programs on the Klamath Falls Resource Area, Bureau of Land Management for the period of October 1, 2005 through September 30, 2006. The Klamath Falls Resource Area encompasses the southwestern portion of the ...

2006-01-01

350

Klamath Falls Resource Area, Annual Program Summary and Monitoring Report for Fiscal Year 2007.  

Science.gov (United States)

The Annual Program Summary is a review of the programs on the Klamath Falls Resource Area, Bureau of Land Management for the period of October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2007. The Klamath Falls Resource Area encompasses the southwestern portion of the ...

2009-01-01

351

Data validation summary report for the 100-FR-3 Operable Unit Round 8 Groundwater  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The information provided in this validation summary report includes data from the chemical and radiochemical analyses of samples from the 100-FR-3 Operable Unit Groundwater Round 8. Data from this sampling event and their related quality assurance (QA) samples were reviewed and validated in accordance with Westinghouse Hanford Company (WHC) guidelines at the requested level

1996-01-01

352

The Effect of Summary Writing on Reading Comprehension: The Role of Mediation in EFL Classroom  

Science.gov (United States)

Reading teachers focus more on the instruction of reading content or strategies, but pay relatively less attention to the impact of writing on reading comprehension. Based on mediation theory, the author examined the effect of summary writing about reading texts on readers' comprehension. By reviewing relevant literatures on the topic of…

Gao, Yang

2013-01-01

353

Summaries of the State-of-the-Art Position Papers on Day Care.  

Science.gov (United States)

This review consists of summaries of 20 position papers presenting varying viewpoints on aspects of the Federal Interagency Day Care Requirements (FIDCR). Among the authors represented are Gwen Morgan, Edward Zigler, Greta Fein, Henry Ricciuti, Urie Bronfenbrenner, Jerome Kagan and Elizabeth Prescott. Seven of the position papers deal with legal…

Texas State Dept. of Public Welfare, Austin.

354

EA WM134 Summary42469  

…integrated nationally to optimise the targeting of Science resources. 3 Ensure that technical review of the performance of RAM is carried out December 2004 for the forthcoming RAM revision. This will need to focus on the onwards performance of the macro-invertebrate and macrophyte components and understanding…

355

Annual Energy Review 2010  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This twenty-ninth edition of the Annual Energy Review (AER) presents the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) most comprehensive look at integrated energy statistics. The summary statistics on the Nation’s energy production, consumption, trade, stocks, and prices cover all major energy commodities and all energy-consuming sectors of the U.S. economy from 1949 through 2010. The AER is EIA’s historical record of energy statistics and, because the coverage spans six decades, the statistics in this report are well-suited to long-term trend analysis.

None

2011-10-01

356

USAF Aircraft Engine Emission Goals: A Critical Review.  

Science.gov (United States)

This report is a comprehensive summary and analysis of proposed aircraft turbine engine air pollution regulations and their relevance to the USAF. Existing USAF aircraft turbine engine emission goals are critically reviewed, and revised goals are proposed...

R. W. Boubel J. A. Martone

1979-01-01

357

Book Review. Monograph of Cimcidae (Hemiptera-Heteroptera).  

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A review of the book, Monograph of Cimicidae (Hemiptera-Heteroptera), is presented. The Introduction includes sections on the origin of human bed bugs, linguistics folklore, and early recorded history. In Chapter 2, Ecology, are summaries of studies relat...

H. Hoogstraal

1967-01-01

358

SKI SITE-94. Deep Repository Performance Assessment Project. Summary  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The function of SITE-94 is to provide the Swedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate (SKI) with the capacity and supporting knowledge needed for reviewing the Swedish nuclear industry's R and D programs and for reviewing license applications, as stipulated in Swedish legislation. The report is structured as a Performance Assessment exercise needed for input to decisions regarding repository safety, but the SITE-94 is neither a safety assessment nor a model for future assessments to be undertaken by the prospective licensee. The specific project objectives of SITE-94 comprise site evaluation, performance assessment methodology, canister integrity and radionuclide release and transport calculations. The main report (SKI-R--96-36) gives a detailed description of the many inter-related studies undertaken as part of the research project, while the present report presents a condensed summary of the main report. 46 refs

1997-01-01

359

SKI SITE-94. Deep Repository Performance Assessment Project. Summary  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The function of SITE-94 is to provide the Swedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate (SKI) with the capacity and supporting knowledge needed for reviewing the Swedish nuclear industry`s R and D programs and for reviewing license applications, as stipulated in Swedish legislation. The report is structured as a Performance Assessment exercise needed for input to decisions regarding repository safety, but the SITE-94 is neither a safety assessment nor a model for future assessments to be undertaken by the prospective licensee. The specific project objectives of SITE-94 comprise site evaluation, performance assessment methodology, canister integrity and radionuclide release and transport calculations. The main report (SKI-R--96-36) gives a detailed description of the many inter-related studies undertaken as part of the research project, while the present report presents a condensed summary of the main report. 46 refs.

NONE

1997-02-01

360

Fossil energy program. Summary document  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This program summary document presents a comprehensive overview of the research, development, and demonstration (RD and D) activities that will be performed in FY 1981 by the Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy (ASFE), US Department of Energy (DOE). The ASFE technology programs for the fossil resources of coal, petroleum (including oil shale) and gas have been established with the goal of making substantive contributions to the nation's future supply and efficienty use of energy. On April 29, 1977, the Administration submitted to Congress the National Energy Plan (NEP) and accompanying legislative proposals designed to establish a coherent energy policy structure for the United States. Congress passed the National Energy Act (NEA) on October 15, 1978, which allows implementation of the vital parts of the NEP. The NEP was supplemented by additional energy policy statements culminating in the President's address on July 15, 1979, presenting a program to further reduce dependence on imported petroleum. The passage of the NEA-related energy programs represent specific steps by the Administration and Congress to reorganize, redirect, and clarify the role of the Federal Government in the formulation and execution of national energy policy and programs. The energy technology RD and D prog4rams carried out by ASFE are an important part of the Federal Government's effort to provide the combination and amounts of energy resources needed to ensure national security and continued economic growth.

None

1980-05-01

 
 
 
 
361

Existing technology transfer reports. Summary  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

From 1974 to 1980, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (APCI) conducted a broad spectrum of internal research projects on coal, coal liquefaction processing, and coal liquids analysis. The sum of all of these projects is reported to the United States Department of Energy (DOE) by a set of five Existing Technology Transfer Reports under the following titles: (1) Liquefaction Process and Product Studies, DOE/OR/03054-109; (2) Filtration and Deashing Technology, DOE/OR/03054-118; (3) Dissolver Cold-Flow Modelling, DOE/OR/03054-108; (4) Second-Stage Support, DOE/OR/03054-117; and (5) Analytical Capabilities, DOE/OR/03054-116. This summary report provides an overview of the five Existing Technology Transfer Reports by highlighting the program objectives/results and listing the documents in which the original experimental data are contained. These documents are presented as either an attached appendix or as a file of raw data maintained by the US DOE and the International Coal Refining Company (ICRC).

Schweighardt, F.K.

1984-06-01

362

Climate change in Asia: summary  

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Despite the uncertainties about the timing and magnitude of any climate change, the potential for global warming is increasingly accepted by the international community. The Asian Development Bank, prior to the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, initiated the Regional Study on Global Environmental Issues with the assistance of the Governments of Australia, Japan and Norway. The study investigates the implications of climate change for coastal zones, agriculture, forestry, water resources, energy and other vital sectors, in eight countries of the Asian Pacific region, namely Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in South Asia and Indonesia, Malaysia, Viet Nam and the Philippines in Southeast Asia. The detailed findings of this regional study funded by the Bank are contained in separate country reports. In addition, a separate volume has been devoted to thematic overview of climate change implications and responses for agriculture, forestry and land use, water resources and coastal areas, national inventories of greenhouse gases, mitigation measures and socioeconomic impacts. The findings of the separate country reports are presented together briefly in this Executive Summary. 7 figs., 16 tabs.

Qureshi, A.; Hobbie, D. [eds.

1994-07-01

363

Risk Management Plans (Executive Summaries)  

Science.gov (United States)

The Right-to-Know Network (RTK Net) has recently placed a large database of summaries (approximately 14,000) of risk management plans (RMPs) concerning "worst-case" and less severe accident scenarios at chemical facilities. The RMPs were required of certain chemical facilities and presented to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which originally intended to place them online. However, Congress and the White House, spurred on by warnings of security specialists, objected, arguing that this document might serve as a road map to would-be terrorists. The worst-case-scenario information has been exempted from the Freedom of Information Act for one year to allow the Administration time to address these security concerns. RTK Net has made these more easily available in the interest of public awareness and to confront chemical companies that have tried to hide or at least downplay chemical releases. Users can browse the RMPs by state or conduct a keyword search. The About the Data section also offers a number of related links.

364

Summary of photovoltaic performance models  

Science.gov (United States)

Computer models which are usually placed in the category of photovoltaic systems performance models are described. These cover a range of approaches and capabilities from aggregate, first-order models to far more detailed analyses of PV systems. The complete set of models which fit this criteria is presented and reviewed. This information is presented in an easily referenceable format. This work was performed for the Project Analysis and Integration Center at JPL.

Smith, J. H.; Reiter, L. J.

1984-01-01

365

Summary reports of activities under visiting research program (1994).  

Science.gov (United States)

This summary reports of activities under visiting research program in the Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University, in fiscal year 1993 are included. In this report, 126 summaries of researches using the Kyoto University Reactor (KUR) and 12 summaries...

1994-01-01

366

Summary reports of activities under visiting research program (1993).  

Science.gov (United States)

The summary reports of activities under visiting research program in the Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University, in fiscal year 1992 are included. In this report, 104 summaries of researches using the Kyoto University Reactor (KUR) and 9 summaries o...

1993-01-01

367

Story Summary Visualizer Using L Systems  

Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

Full Text Available Visualization is an art where abstract data is graphically depicted to analyze the underlying knowledge inherent in the data. Documents can be considered as abstract data and document visualization is one area where the unbounded hidden knowledge in the documents can be clearly revealed using various visual techniques. Here in this study, we describe a Story Summary Visualizer which uses a novel method of biological story summary visualization based on Gestalt perception law. The visualizer takes children stories as input and generates summary of the stories using Relevance model. Later this summary information was used to model biological plants. Lindenmayer systems called as L systems which are fractal based techniques were used to model the plants applying gestalt similarity perception principle. The plants which are mathematically generated uses a set of iterative rules called productions applied over an axiom. This repetitive principle of applying productions results in the generation of biological plants which have the self inherent similarity within itself. This plant modeling technique uses the weighted sentence value of all the sentences in the story obtained from relevance model for generating the graftal based plant. Two plants are generated one story plant based on all the sentence weights and the summary plant is a child of the story which is extracted from the parent story plant. The summary plant helps in visualizing the summary sentence locations within the story and the summary sentence weights with respect to all story sentence weightages. This visualizer also helps in visual story analysis to know about spatial organization of the theme of the story and story summary orientation.

T. Mala

2008-01-01

368

Summary of the proceedings of the workshop on the refinery of the future  

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This report on the Workshop on the Refinery of the Future has been prepared for participants to provide them with a succinct summary of the presentations, deliberations, and discussions. In preparing the summary, we have striven to capture the key findings (conclusions) and highlight the issues and concerns raised during the plenary and breakout sessions. The presentation of the summary of the proceedings follows the final workshop agenda, which is given in Section I; each section is tabbed to facilitate access to specific workshop topics. The material presented relies heavily on the outline summaries prepared and presented by the Plenary Session Chairman and the Facilitators for each breakout group. These summaries are included essentially as presented. In addition, individuals were assigned to take notes during each session; these notes were used to reconstruct critical issues that were discussed in more detail. The key comments made by the participants, which tended to represent the range of views expressed relative to the issues, are presented immediately following the facilitator`s summary outline in order to convey the flavor of the discussions. The comments are not attributed to individuals, since in many instances they represent a composite of several similar views expressed during the discussion. The facilitators were asked to review the writeups describing the outcomes of their sessions for accuracy and content; their suggested changes were incorporated. Every effort has thus been made to reconstruct the views expressed as accurately as possible; however, errors and/or misinterpretations undoubtedly have occurred.

1994-06-01

369

Review of energy policy  

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Following the accident at the Chernobyl reactor in April 1986, the 1986 Annual Delegate Conference of the Institution of Professional Civil Servants set up a Working Party to review the Institution's energy policy, including safety and environmental factors. The review is presented in two volumes as the basis for discussion by the members. Volume I is the main report. Section A, the introduction, includes a summary of the detailed conclusions and recommendations of the Working Party. Section B (chapters 4-12) concerns all aspects of nuclear power including fuel reprocessing and waste management. Section C (chapters 13-16) considers the alternatives to nuclear power and Section D (chapters 17-24) looks at the economic and social aspects of energy policy. The appendices, which contain the detailed technical and source information used by the Working Party in reaching its conclusions, are printed separately in Volume II. (UK)

1986-01-01

370

Alternative Neutron Detection Testing Summary  

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Radiation portal monitors used for interdiction of illicit materials at borders include highly sensitive neutron detection systems. The main reason for having neutron detection capability is to detect fission neutrons from plutonium. Most currently deployed radiation portal monitors (RPMs) use neutron detectors based upon 3He-filled gas proportional counters, which are the most common large area neutron detector. This type of neutron detector is used in the TSA and other RPMs installed in international locations and in the Ludlum and Science Applications International Corporation RPMs deployed primarily for domestic applications. There is a declining supply of 3He in the world and, thus, methods to reduce the use of this gas in RPMs with minimal changes to the current system designs and sensitivity to cargo-borne neutrons are being investigated. Four technologies have been identified as being currently commercially available, potential alternative neutron detectors to replace the use of 3He in RPMs. These technologies are: (1) Boron trifluoride-filled proportional counters, (2) Boron-lined proportional counters, (3) Lithium-loaded glass fibers, and (4) Coated wavelength-shifting plastic fibers. Reported here is a summary of the testing carried out at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory on these technologies to date, as well as measurements on 3He tubes at various pressures. Details on these measurements are available in the referenced reports. Sponsors of these tests include the Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Department of Defense (DoD), as well as internal Pacific Northwest National Laboratory funds.

2010-01-01

371

Summary of Awards, Fiscal Year 1989  

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Title : NSF9176 - Summary of Awards, Fiscal Year 1989 Type : Dir of Awards NSF Org: CISE Date ... Fiscal Year 1989 dollars but does not list multi-year standard awards made prior to Fiscal Year 1989 ...

372

46 CFR Sec. 19 - Ship Repair Summaries.  

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(a) Ship Repair Summaries shall be prepared on Form MA-159 by the General Agents and local offices of the Authority covering all work performed under their respective jurisdiction and submitted to the District Ship Repair and Maintenance office...

2010-10-01

373

17 CFR 230.431 - Summary prospectuses.  

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...7 point modern type. Nothing in this rule shall prevent the use of reprints of a summary prospectus published in a newspaper, magazine, or other periodical, if such reprints are clearly legible. (g) Eight copies of every proposed...

2010-04-01

374

TNX GeoSiphon{trademark} Summary Report  

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This report provides a summary of the TNX GeoSiphon Program results. The D-Area hydraulic results are utilized in conjunction with the TNX hydraulic results to provide a more complete interpretation of GeoSiphon hydraulics.

Phifer, M.A.

2001-07-10

375

Industry and Trade Summary: Leasing Services.  

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This summary describes in broad form the basic legal and financial framework of leasing in various national markets; the adverse effects of economic recession on leasing; current market conditions in the U.S., European, and Japanese leasing industries; in...

J. M. Bedore

1995-01-01

376

Advanced Energy Projects FY 1990 research summaries  

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This report serves as a guide to prepare proposals and provides summaries of the research projects active in FY 1990, sponsored by the Office of Basic Energy Sciences Division of Advanced Energy Projects, Department of Energy. (JF)

1990-01-01

377

Improving Patient Care by Automated Record Summaries.  

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Impact of a computerized medical record summary system on process and outcome of care was studied at Cardiac-Pulmonary-Renal Clinics of the University. Information was restricted to minimum needed by clinician in forming his diagnostic and therapeutic pla...

O. M. Haring

1976-01-01

378

Advanced energy projects: FY 1988 research summaries  

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This report contains: Program Description; Summaries of Projects Active in FY 1988; Sample Statement of Work; FY 1988 Program Data; Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Projects; Investigator Index; and Institutional Index

1988-01-01

379

Summary of Sandia Laboratories technical capabilities  

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The technical capabilities of Sandia Laboratories are detailed in a series of companion reports. In this summary the use of the capabilities in technical programs is outlined and the capabilities are summarized. 25 figures, 3 tables.

1977-05-01

380

Capacity value of wind power: summary  

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The capacity value of a generator is the contribution that a given generator makes to generation system adequacy. Due to the variable and stochastic nature of wind, the modeling of wind generation in the same manner as conventional generation for capacity value calculation is inappropriate. In this paper a short summary of the issue is given. This summary is largely based on IEA task 25 activities and the output of an IEEE task force. A preferred method for calculating capacity value along wi...

2010-01-01

 
 
 
 
381

Livermore Big Trees Park: 1998 summary results  

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This report summarizes work conducted in 1998 by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to determine the extent and origin of plutonium at concentrations above background levels at Big Trees Park in the city of Livermore. This summary includes the project background and sections that explain the sampling, radiochemical and data analysis, and data interpretation. This report is a summary report only and is not intended as a rigorous technical or statistical analysis of the data.

Gallegos, G; MacQueen, D; Surano, K

1999-08-13

382

Quality assessment of a discharge summary system.  

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OBJECTIVE: To assess the completeness of hospital discharge summaries and the efficiency of the discharge summary system in two urban teaching hospitals. DESIGN: Descriptive study, with follow-up telephone survey. SETTING: General internal medicine services at two urban tertiary care hospitals affiliated with the University of Ottawa. PATIENTS: A total of 135 patient charts, representing 10% of the patients discharged from the services between Aug. 1 and Dec. 31, 1993. Three charts were unava...

1995-01-01

383

TOXICOLOGICAL REVIEW OF METHYL CHLORIDE [AND IRIS SUMMARY] (EXTERNAL PEER REVIEW DRAFT)  

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Methyl chloride (CAS No. 74-87-3) is a gaseous chlorohydrocarbon under ambient conditions. It is principally used in the manufacture of silicones, agrichemicals, methyl cellulose and quaternary amines. Numerous case reports involving overexposure over the last 60 years indicate t...

384

Review of Biomedical Image Processing  

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Full Text Available Abstract This article is a review of the book: 'Biomedical Image Processing', by Thomas M. Deserno, which is published by Springer-Verlag. Salient information that will be useful to decide whether the book is relevant to topics of interest to the reader, and whether it might be suitable as a course textbook, are presented in the review. This includes information about the book details, a summary, the suitability of the text in course and research work, the framework of the book, its specific content, and conclusions.

Ciaccio Edward J

2011-11-01

385

Design review completion report for Exploratory Shaft Facility: Title I design  

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This design review completion report is the formal documentation that concludes the design review of the ESF Title I design in accordance with PMP (05). This report contains the summary conclusion of the design review, including the responses to all design review comments identified in the earlier finding report.

Comar, M.M.

1986-03-13

386

Human Reliability Analysis: session summary  

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The use of Human Reliability Analysis (HRA) to identify and resolve human factors issues has significantly increased over the past two years. Today, utilities, research institutions, consulting firms, and the regulatory agency have found a common application of HRA tools and Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA). The ''1985 IEEE Third Conference on Human Factors and Power Plants'' devoted three sessions to the discussion of these applications and a review of the insights so gained. This paper summarizes the three sessions and presents those common conclusions that were discussed during the meeting. The paper concludes that session participants supported the use of an adequately documented ''living PRA'' to address human factors issues in design and procedural changes, regulatory compliance, and training and that the techniques can produce cost effective qualitative results that are complementary to more classical human factors methods.

Hall, R.E.

1985-01-01

387

Treating and Preventing C-diff Infections: A Review of the Research for Adults and Their Caregivers  

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... a> Consumer Summary – Dec. 19, 2011 Treating and Preventing C-diff Infections: A Review of the Research ... comes from a review of 102 studies on preventing and treating C-diff infections. Independent researchers conducted ...

388

Review of Some of the Effects of Reduced Dissolved Oxygen on the Fish and Invertebrate Resources of Ward Cove, Alaska.  

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Contents: List of Figures; Acknowledgments; Executive summary; Introduction; Literature Review; Discussion; Limitations of this review; Literature cited; Appendix A: Native fish species potentially occuring in or near Ward Cove, AK; Appendix B: Location a...

D. W. Karna

2003-01-01

389

Cochrane Summary of Findings: Horse Chestnut Seed Extract for Chronic Venous Insufficiency  

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As part of its efforts to disseminate the results of Cochrane reviews to a wider audience, the Cochrane Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Field develops Summary of Findings (SoF) tables and then uses these tables as a basis for its Plain Language Summaries. In each SoF table, the most important outcomes of the review, the effect of the intervention on each outcome, and the quality of the evidence for each outcome are presented. The process of developing the SoF table involves deciding which outcomes to present for which time points and evaluating the strength and quality of the evidence for the outcomes. The Cochrane CAM Field contacted the authors of this review to request clarification on any points that are not understood in the Cochrane review and also to request their review of the SoF. In this article, review authors in the Cochrane Collaboration reviewed the effects of horse chestnut seed extract for chronic venous insufficiency.

Underland, Vigdis; Saeterdal, Ingvil

2012-01-01

390

Cochrane summary of findings: horse chestnut seed extract for chronic venous insufficiency.  

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As part of its efforts to disseminate the results of Cochrane reviews to a wider audience, the Cochrane Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Field develops Summary of Findings (SoF) tables and then uses these tables as a basis for its Plain Language Summaries. In each SoF table, the most important outcomes of the review, the effect of the intervention on each outcome, and the quality of the evidence for each outcome are presented. The process of developing the SoF table involves deciding which outcomes to present for which time points and evaluating the strength and quality of the evidence for the outcomes. The Cochrane CAM Field contacted the authors of this review to request clarification on any points that are not understood in the Cochrane review and also to request their review of the SoF. In this article, review authors in the Cochrane Collaboration reviewed the effects of horse chestnut seed extract for chronic venous insufficiency. PMID:24278808

Underland, Vigdis; Sæterdal, Ingvil; Nilsen, Elin Strømme

2012-03-01

391

Re-Viewing Peer Review  

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In this article, the author revisits her essay, "Students as Readers of Their Classmates' Writing," by providing a review of the literature on peer review over the past three decades and comments on patterns she sees in waves of peer review research and theorizing. She describes her subsequent experience with peer review in her own classes, and…

Flynn, Elizabeth A.

2011-01-01

392

Summaries of FY 1988 research in nuclear physics  

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This report summarizes the research projects supported by the Division of Nuclear Physics in the Office of High Energy and Nuclear Physics, during FY 1986. This Division is a component of the Office of Energy Research, the basic research branch of the US Department of Energy, and provides about 80% of the funding for nuclear physics research in the United States. The objective of the Nuclear Physics program is to understand the interactions, properties, and structures of nuclei and nuclear matter and to understand the fundamental forces of nature as manifested in atomic nuclei. These summaries are intended to provide a convenient guide for those interested in the research supported by the Division of Nuclear Physics. The nuclear physics research summaries in this document were initially prepared by the investigators, then reviewed and edited by DOE staff. They describe the general character and goals of the research programs, current research efforts, especially significant recent results, and plans for the near future. The research summaries are organized into two groups: research programs at national laboratories and those at universities, with the material arranged alphabetically by institution. The names of all Ph.D.-level personnel who are primarily associated with the work are included. The FY 1988 funding levels are also provided. Included for the first time are activities of the nuclear data program, which was incorporated within nuclear physics in FY 1987. We remind the readers that this compilation is just an overview of the Nuclear Physics program. Primary publications should be used for reference to the work and for a more complete and accurate understanding

1989-01-01

393

Experimental review of J/psi decays  

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This is a review of J/psi physics from e/sup +/e/sup -/ colliders presented at the Charm Workshop in Beijing, China. The review includes a brief historical summary of J/psi physics, a general discussion of theoretical models and detailed results on radiative and hadronic J/psi decays from the Mark III, DM2, Crystal Ball and MARK II groups. 119 refs., 13 figs., 10 tabs.

Toki, W.H.

1987-09-01

394

Experimental review of J/psi decays  

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This is a review of J/psi physics from e+e- colliders presented at the Charm Workshop in Beijing, China. The review includes a brief historical summary of J/psi physics, a general discussion of theoretical models and detailed results on radiative and hadronic J/psi decays from the Mark III, DM2, Crystal Ball and MARK II groups. 119 refs., 13 figs., 10 tabs

1987-06-04

395

Equine hyperkalemic periodic paralysis: review and implications.  

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The purpose of this review is to present an up-to-date summary of the signs, diagnosis, treatment, and implications of equine hyperkalemic periodic paralysis. The review encompasses all original articles published between 1986 and early 1993. Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis is the result of a genetic mutation in the skeletal muscle sodium channel gene. It is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait; most affected horses are heterozygotes. The classical signs are muscle fasciculation, spasm, a...

1994-01-01

396

The t-expansion: A short review  

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The t-expansion is a nonperturbative calculational tool recently developed for Hamiltonian systems. A short review of the method is given. It is followed by a summary of applications to two dimensional spin systems and to four dimensional non-abelian lattice gauge theories

1985-01-01

397

Summary report of session VI  

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This report gives a brief review of the presentations in Session VI of the Ecloud'02 Workshop and summarizes the major points during the discussions. Some points (e.g., the critical mass phenomenon) are not conclusive and even controversial. But it has been agreed that further investigations are warranted. The topic of Session VI in the Ecloud'02 workshop is ''Discussions of future studies, collaborations and possible solutions.'' Half of the session is devoted to presentations, another half to discussions. This report will focus on the latter. There are six presentations: (1) R. Macek, Possible cures to the e-cloud problem; (2) G. Rumolo, Driving the electron-cloud instability by an electron cooler; (3) U. Iriso Ariz, RF test benches for electron-cloud studies; (4) F. Caspers, Stealth clearing electrodes; (5) F. Ruggiero, Future electron-cloud studies at CERN; and (6) E. Perevedentsev, Beam-beam and transverse impedance model.

Weiren Chou et al.

2002-08-19

398

Summary of Conceptual Tourist Planning  

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Full Text Available In recent years, tourist pianning has experiences a transition from micro to macro direction because of the rapid development of tourism. The problem of the conceptual tourist planning has been becoming one of the most important fields at home and abroad. In this situation conceptual tourist planning comes into being in time, and has more characteristics of strategic, innovation, flexibility, and a general framework. Because of rapid development of the tourist industry today, conceptual tourist planning will face new opportunities and challenges in order to have a qualitative leap in the tourist industry. There must be comprehensive analysis of the development situation of the conceptual tourist planning. Through comprehensive analysis of the relevant research literatures, this paper makes a comprehensive review from aspects of the history and current situation, the nature, functions, research items and problems in conceptual planning travel. From the research, the breadth and depth of study, research into the technical line of analysis, forecasting and conceptual planning will ultimately develop toward standardized and systematic, scientific and strategic directions.

ZUO Tai-an

2009-01-01

399

Clean Coal Technology: Region 4 Market Description, South Atlantic. Summary  

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The Region 4 Market Description Summary provides information that can be used in developing an understanding of the potential markets for clean coal technologies (CCTs) in the South Atlantic Region. This region (which geographically is Federal Region 4) consists of the following eight states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. In order to understand the potential market. A description is provided of the region`s energy use, power generation capacity, and potential growth. Highlights of state government activities that could have a bearing on commercial deployment of CCTs are also presented. The potential markets characterized in this summary center on electric power generation by investor-owned, cooperative, and municipal electric utilities and involve planned new capacity additions and actions taken by utilities to comply with Phases I and II of the Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) of 1990. Regulations, policies, utility business strategies, and organizational changes that could impact the role of CCTs as a utility option are identified and discussed. The information used to develop the Region 4 Market Description is based mainly on an extensive review of plans and annual reports of 29 investor-owned, cooperative, and municipal coal-using electric utilities and public information on strategies and actions for complying with the CAAA of 1990.

1993-09-01

400

Summary of conceptual design study of fusion experimental reactor (FER)  

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Since 1980 the design study has been conducted at JAERI for the Fusion Experimental Reactor (FER) which has been proposed to be the next machine to JT-60 in the Japanese long term program of fusion reactor development. Starting from 1984 FER design is now being reviewed and redesigned. This report is the summary of the report which describes the results obtained in the review and redesign activities in 1984. The following three steps are followed in those activities ; critical issues study step in which FER critical issues were reviewed and the frame of FER design was revised, torus structure selection step in which a few options within the frame for FER were examined and design step in which major components of the torus structure were designed. The newly established frame for FER design is as follows : 1) Plasma : Self-ignition, 2) Operation scenario : Quasi-steady state operation with long burn pulse, 3) Neutron fluence on the first wall : 0.3 MWY/m"2, 4) Blanket : Non-tritium breeding blanket with test modules for breeding blanket development, 5) Magnets : Superconducting Magnets. (author)

1985-01-01

 
 
 
 
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SUMMARIZING RESEARCH FINDINGS: SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS  

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Full Text Available The explosion of biomedical publishing makes keeping up with the primary studies an impossible task. The often disparate,confusing and contradicting findings of individual studies makes healthcare professionals turn to review articles whereknowledge has been collated and published in summaries. Narrative reviews lack rigorous, systematic and reproduciblesynthesis. In contrast, systematic reviews are conducted using systematic and explicit methods to identify, select and criticallyappraise relevant research, and to collect and analyse data from the studies that are included in the review. The finalpathway for systematic review is a statistical summary of the results of primary studies, or meta-analysis. This article providessome guidelines to health care providers in understanding the key aspects of systematic review and meta-analysis. Stepsinvolved in systematic review are discussed. The potential pitfall of meta-analysis was also explored.

Wong Li Ping

2007-01-01

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Summary of Glue Tests 1993  

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I have reported most of the results of my adhesive testing to members of the VLPC design team at one time or another, usually verbally, but I am wnnng this summary as an easy reference to the results I obtained. The adhesives I tested were for two primary purposes. The first was adhering optical fibers to Torlon 7130; the other was for securing an aluminum nitride substrate to the same material. I have not had access to a scanning electron microscope and someone with the knowledge to determine actual failure mechanisms, so the deductions I have made about why some adhesives have worked well at low temperatures for some purposes and not for other applications while a different material never worked and another always worked are partially speculation. They should be taken merely at face value with no particular results 'carved in stone' so to speak. The first aspect of my testing was adhesion of optical fiber to torlon. Knowing that this is a very important joint, I tested a variety of glues of two primary types: acrylic and W cure. W cure adhesives are known to possess reasonably good properties at low temperatures and are quite convenient to use as long as a W source is available. The W cure adhesives I tested were: Loctite Utak 376 and also 7EN484(?), Master Bond 1 Component W 15-7, and Norland optical adhesive 61. I found them quite easy to use, and they were packaged in a way in which they were not likely to cause a mess. Lab 6 e Perimenters generally used the Loctite 376 optical cure adhesive in their research into connecting scintillating fibers to the standard type. The acrylics I tested were Loctite Speed Bonder 324 and Permabond Quick Bond 610. These worked reasonably well, but they require a considerably longer set time than the W cure adhesives and are more complicated to use. (5 minutes set time or so for the acrylics versus about 30 seconds for the W. The Loctite must have the activator applied about 5 minutes prior to the adhesive application and the Permabond must be mixed adequately.) I also used a cyanoacrylate ester (superglue type) adhesive which appeared to function adequately in this test, but I would not recommend it for extended use, and I am certain neither would anyone else. I would highly recommend using a W curing adhesive for this purpose if the adhesives and the W treatment can be determined to cause no damage to the fibers. There is no apparent physical damage, but transmission could potentially be damaged. The final optical fiber to torlon test that I did involved testing to see if individual fibers could hold the weight of the entire VlPC copper isotherm in the event that a small number of fibers shrink more than the others as the cryostat is cooled down. While this test was primarily for the purpose of testing the fibers themselves, I constructed a new sample to avoid breaking the others that had already been finished. The adhesive I used for this test was 3M 3535 BIA two part urethane adhesive. I had no problems whatsoever with this product, but like the other two part adhesives, it is considerably less convenient and more messy than the W curing adhesives. The short pot life of this adhesive was also a reason to avoid urethane, since mixing would be required frequently. The other portion of the adhesive testing for the VLPC that I performed was the adhesion of the substrate to the torlon used as a carrier. This bond is extremely small in practice, and I could not completely simulate the size and likely construction methods. I used larger pieces than those that will be bonded, but the primary goal of these tests was to test the performance of the adhesives. These tests contained harsher conditions of temperature changes and loadings than the substrates are likely to meet. By lightly loading the substrates before and after the cooling, it is possible to see if the cold temperatures had any effect on the adhesive-torlon interface, the adhesivesubstrate interface, or the adhesive itself. I tested about 10 adhesives intensely. In addition to these tests I also talked to people with

Bell, D.; /Fermilab

1993-01-07

403

Temperature buffer test: a summary  

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Document available in extended abstract form only. The Temperature Buffer Test (TBT) has been a joint project between SKB/ANDRA and supported by ENRESA and DBE, which has aimed at improving the understanding and to model the thermo-hydro-mechanical (THM) behaviour of buffers made of swelling clay exposed to high temperatures (over 100 C) during the water saturation process. The test has been carried out at Aespoe HRL in a KBS-3 deposition hole. It was installed during the spring of 2003. Two steel heaters and two buffer arrangements have been investigated: the lower heater was surrounded by rings of compacted MX-80 bentonite only, whereas the upper heater was surrounded by a composite barrier, with a sand shield between the heater and the bentonite. The test was dismantled and sampled during the winter of 2009/2010. This poster will be a summary of all work performed within the TBT project. The installation of the test was performed in the beginning of 2003, and consisted of different components: the depositions hole (8.5 m deep, diam. 1.76 m); the heating system with two heaters (3 m long, diam. 0.61 m); the bentonite blocks (0.5 m thick; water content: ?17.5 %; void ratio: ?0.63 or ?0.57); slots filled with sand (in filter towards the rock wall, and in shield towards the upper heater) or pellets; the retaining construction with the plug, lid and anchor cables; the system for artificial saturation through the sand filter; and finally the instrumentation. The operational conditions have evolved during the course of the test. During the first ?1700 days the power output was 1500 W (1600 W during a limited period) from each heater. This was subsequently changed to 1000 and 2000 W, for the upper and lower heater respectively, and was kept at these levels during the last ?600 days. The second phase implied that the temperature in the innermost part of the bentonite around the lower heater reached approx. 155 C. The hydration of the bentonite was initially made with a groundwater from a nearby borehole, but this groundwater was replaced with deionized water after ?1500 days, due to the high flow resistance of the injections points in the filter, which implied that a high filter pressure could not be sustained. The sand shield around the upper heater was hydrated from day ?1500 to day ?1800. The sensors data has consisted of evolution and, to some extent, distributions of temperature, relative humidity, total pressure, pore pressure, cable force and lid displacements. The dismantling operation was performed during a period from the end of October 2009 to the end of April 2010. One important goal with the dismantling operation was to obtain different types of samples: i) bentonite cores devoted for the so-called base program. These 50 mm diameter cores spanned over the entire height of the bentonite blocks and were taken in four directions at 50 mm intervals; ii) large pieces of bentonite, so-called big sectors, were devoted for the hydro-mechanical and chemical (HM and C) characterization program and represented the entire radial distribution; and iii) so-called end sectors, i.e. pieces taken close to the rock or the lower heater. A second goal was to investigate the retrievability of the upper heater, as facilitated by the possibility to remove the surrounding sand shield. The experiment was also documented in different aspects: by measurements of the coordinate of different joints and interfaces; verification of sensor positions and retrieval of sensors for subsequent function control; and by documentation of the operation through photography. The base program, i.e. the determination of water content and density, was performed in parallel to the dismantling operation. The cores and end-sectors taken from the bentonite blocks were cut in smaller samples before the analysis. These analyses have resulted in detailed distributions and contour plots of the determined properties. The HM and C characterization program was launched subsequent to the dismantling operation. The main goal was to investigate if any signi

2012-10-01

404

Oak Ridge Reservation annual site environmental report summary for 1995  

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) requires an annual site environmental report from each of the sites operating under its authority. The reports present the results from the various environmental monitoring and surveillance programs carried out during the year. In addition to meeting the DOE requirement, the reports also document compliance with various state and federal laws and regulations. This report was published to fulfill those requirements for the Oak Ridge Reservation (ORR) for calendar year 1995. The report is based on thousands of environmental samples collected on and around the ORR and analyzed during the year. The data on which the report is based are published in Environmental Monitoring and Surveillance on the Oak Ridge Reservation: 1995 Data (ES/ESH-71). Both documents are highly detailed. This summary report is meant for readers who are interested in the monitoring results but who do not need to review the details

1996-01-01

405

Transuranic waste form characterization and data base. Executive summary  

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The Transuranic Waste Form Characterization and Data Base (Volume 1) provides a wide range of information from which a comprehensive data base can be established and from which standards and criteria can be developed for the present NRC waste management program. Supplementary information on each of the areas discussed in Volume 1 is presented in Appendices A through K (Volumes 2 and 3). The structure of the study (Volume 1) is outlined and appendices of Volumes 2 and 3 correlate with each main section of the report. The Executive Summary reviews the sources, quantities, characteristics and treatment of transuranic wastes in the United States. Due to the variety of potential treatment processes for transuranic wastes, the end products for long-term storage may have corresponding variations in quantities and characteristics

1980-01-01

406

Oak Ridge Reservation annual site environmental report summary for 1995  

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) requires an annual site environmental report from each of the sites operating under its authority. The reports present the results from the various environmental monitoring and surveillance programs carried out during the year. In addition to meeting the DOE requirement, the reports also document compliance with various state and federal laws and regulations. This report was published to fulfill those requirements for the Oak Ridge Reservation (ORR) for calendar year 1995. The report is based on thousands of environmental samples collected on and around the ORR and analyzed during the year. The data on which the report is based are published in Environmental Monitoring and Surveillance on the Oak Ridge Reservation: 1995 Data (ES/ESH-71). Both documents are highly detailed. This summary report is meant for readers who are interested in the monitoring results but who do not need to review the details.

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1996-12-01

407

CHARM 2010: Experiment summary and future charm facilities  

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The CHARM 2010 meeting had over 30 presentations of experimental results, plus additional future facilities talks just before this summary talk. Since there is not enough time to even summarize all that has been shown from experiments and to recognize all the memorable plots and results - tempting as it is to reproduce the many clean signals and data vs theory figures, the quantum correlations plots, and the D-mixing plots before and after the latest CLEO-c data is added. So, this review will give only my personal observations, exposing my prejudices and my areas of ignorance, no doubt. This overview will be at a fairly high level of abstraction - no re-showing individual plots or results. I ask the forgiveness of those who will have been slighted in this way - meaning all the presents.

Appel, Jeffrey A.; /Fermilab

2010-12-01

408

SKI SITE-94, deep repository performance assessment project, summary  

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SITE-94 is a comprehensive performance assessment exercise for a hypothetical repository for spent nuclear fuel at a real site in Sweden. SITE-94 was carried out to develop the capability and tools to enable Swedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate (SKI) to review fully the proposals for a deep repository which are expected to be made by the Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company, SKB (the implementor). Sweden is one of the leading countries in the research and development of geological disposal of radioactive waste. The developed methodology for performance assessment has attracted interests from other countries. The Summary of the main report of the SITE-94 project is translated here into Japanese to allow to make the information on the methodology and the related issues available among Japanese concerned. (author)

NONE

1999-01-01

409

Summary of Dissolved Concentration Limits  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

According to the Technical Work Plan titled Technical Work Plan for Waste Form Degradation Process Model Report for SR (CRWMS M and O 2000a), the purpose of this study is to perform abstractions on solubility limits of radioactive elements based on the process-level information and thermodynamic databases provided by Natural Environment Program Operations (NEPO) and Waste Package Operations (WPO). The scope of this analysis is to produce solubility limits as functions, distributions, or constants for all transported radioactive elements identified by the Performance Assessment Operations (PAO) radioisotope screening. Results from an expert elicitation for solubility limits of most radioactive elements were used in the previous Total System Performance Assessments (TSPAs). However, the elicitation conducted in 1993 does not meet the criteria set forth by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) due to lack of documentation and traceability (Kotra et al. 1996, Section 3). Therefore, at the Waste Form Abstraction Workshop held on February 2-4, 1999, at Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project (YMP) decided to develop geochemical models to study solubility for the proposed Monitored Geologic Repository. WPO/NEPO is to develop process-level solubility models, including review and compilation of relevant thermodynamic data. PAO's responsibility is to perform abstractions based on the process models and chemical conditions and to produce solubility distributions or response surfaces applicable to the proposed repository. The results of this analysis and conceptual model will feed the performance assessment for Total System Performance Assessment--Site Recommendation (TSPA-SR) and Total System Performance Assessment--License Application (TSPA-LA), and to the Waste Form Degradation Process Model Report section on concentration limits

2001-01-01

410

Unresolved safety issues summary: aqua book  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The unresolved safety issues summary is designed to provide the management of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission with a quarterly overview of the progress and plans for completion of generic tasks addressing unresolved safety issues reported to Congress pursuant to Section 210 of the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 as amended. This summary utilizes data collected from the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, and the National Laboratories and is prepared by the Office of Resource Management. The schedules in this book include a milestone at the end of each action plan which represents the initiation of the implementation process both with respect to incorporation of the technical resolution in the NRC official guidance or requirements and also the application of changes to individual operating plants. The progress and status for implementation of unresolved safety issues for which a technical resolution has been completed are reported specifically in a separate table provided in this summary

1982-01-01

411

Summary of the ECLOUD'04 Workshop  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The 31st ICFA Advanced Beam Dynamics Workshop on Electron-Cloud Effects ''ECLOUD'04'' was held April 19-23, 2004 at Napa, CA, USA. A broad range of current topics in this field were illuminated by 53 talks in 7 sessions plus 6 session summaries at the final summary session. These covered a variety of experimental methods and results, along with progress on understanding of the topic obtained from simulations and analytic theory, and evaluations of the effectiveness of various methods/mechanisms for mitigation of the adverse impact on accelerator performance. In addition, a panel discussion was held on 'Future Needs and Future Directions'. A summary of progress on the major themes covered at ECLOUD'04 is presented

2005-06-08

412

Summary of the ECLOUD'04 Workshop  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The 31st ICFA Advanced Beam Dynamics Workshop on Electron-Cloud Effects ''ECLOUD'04'' was held April 19-23, 2004 at Napa, CA, USA. A broad range of current topics in this field were illuminated by 53 talks in 7 sessions plus 6 session summaries at the final summary session. These covered a variety of experimental methods and results, along with progress on understanding of the topic obtained from simulations and analytic theory, and evaluations of the effectiveness of various methods/mechanisms for mitigation of the adverse impact on accelerator performance. In addition, a panel discussion was held on ''Future Needs and Future Directions''. A summary of progress on the major themes covered at ECLOUD'04 is presented

2004-10-18

413

The implications of biomarker evidence for systematic reviews  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

Abstract Background In Evidence-Based Medicine, clinical practice guidelines and systematic reviews are crucial devices for medical practitioners in making clinical decision. Clinical practice guidelines are systematically developed statements to support health care decisions for specific circumstances whereas systematic reviews are summaries of evidence on clearly formulated clinical questions. Biomarkers are biological measurements (primarily molecular) that are used to dia...

Choong Miew; Tsafnat Guy

2012-01-01

414

The summary of national environmental restoration needs  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The Office of Technology Development of the US Department of Energy (DOE) has directed the Savannah River Technology Center to implement an Integrated Demonstration Program at Savannah River Site to assess new environmental remediation systems and technologies and transfer them to other DOE sites and private industry for use in full-scale remediation efforts. The first phase of the Integrated Demonstration Program is coming to a successful conclusion and the Savannah River Technology Center has asked a panel of environmental experts to prioritize national, DOE, and Savannah River Site environmental problems and make programmatic recommendations for future technology research and demonstrations. This document is a summary of national and DOE environmental problems that are common to Savannah River Site and was created as a decision making tool for the expert panel. There are many diverse environmental problems, therefore the summary has been limited to environmental problems that are significant to the Savannah River Site. National environmental problems identified in the summary are soil and water contaminated with organic compounds. Specifically, groundwater contaminated with dense non-aqueous phase liquid hydrocarbons was found to be a significant national environmental problem. The DOE environmental problems identified in the summary are soil and water contaminated with fuel and chlorinated hydrocarbon compounds, metal compounds, and radioactive elements. Savannah River Site environmental problems identified in the summary are soil and groundwater contaminated with chlorinated hydrocarbons, metal compounds, tritiated water, and other radioactive elements. Technology deficiencies that were identified in the summary were deficiencies in in situ remediation technologies, in situ characterization technologies, and in situ isolation and containment technologies.

1993-07-01

415

Book reviews  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work, by Edwidge Danticat (reviewed by Colin Dayan) Gordon K. Lewis on Race, Class and Ideology in the Caribbean, edited by Anthony P. Maingot (reviewed by Bridget Brereton) Freedom and Constraint in Caribbean Migration and Diaspora, edited by Elizabeth Thomas-Hope (reviewed by Mary Chamberlain) Black Europe and the African Diaspora, edited by Darlene Clark Hine, Trica Danielle Keaton & Stephen Small (reviewed by ...

2011-01-01

416

Reviewer Acknowledgements  

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International Journal of Social Science Studies (IJSSS) would like to thank the following reviewers for reviewing manuscripts from October 9, 2012, to April 1, 2013. Their comments and suggestions were of great help to the authors in improving the quality of their papers. Many authors, regardless of whether IJSSS publishes their work, appreciate the helpful feedback provided by the reviewers. Redfame Publishing appreciates the following reviewers’ rigorous and conscient...

James Young

2013-01-01

417

Reviewer Acknowledgements  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

International Journal of Social Science Studies (IJSSS) would like to thank the following reviewers for reviewing manuscripts from April 2, 2013, to September 15, 2013. Their comments and suggestions were of great help to the authors in improving the quality of their papers. Many authors, regardless of whether IJSSS publishes their work, appreciate the helpful feedback provided by the reviewers. Redfame Publishing appreciates the following reviewers’ rigorous and consci...

James Young

2013-01-01

418

Automatically Generating Summary Visualizations from Game Logs  

DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

In this paper we describe a system called ViGLS (Visualization of Game Log Summaries) that generates summaries of gameplay sessions from game logs. ViGLS automatically produces visualization of the summarized actions that are extracted based on cognitive models of summarization. ViGLS is implemented using a service-oriented architecture, de-coupling the summarization methods from any particular game engine being used. The camera code libraries used in visualization are based on constraint based camera control approaches and, in our implementation, make use of the scripting layer of the Unreal game engine.

Yun-Gyung, Cheong; Jhala, Arnav

2008-01-01

419

Annual energy review 1992  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This eleventh edition of the Annual Energy Review (AER) presents the Energy Information Administration's historical energy statistics. For most series, statistics are given for every year from 1949 through 1992. Because coverage spans four decades, the statistics in this report are well-suited to tong-term trend analyses. The AER is comprehensive. It covers all major energy activities, including consumption, production, trade, stocks, and prices, all major energy commodities, including fossil fuels and electricity. The AER also presents statistics on some renewable energy sources. For the most part, fuel-specific data are expressed in physical units such as barrels, cubic feet, and short tons. The integrated summary data in Section 1 are expressed in Btu. The Btu values are calculated using the conversion factors in Appendix A. Statistics expressed in Btu are valuable in that they allow for comparisons among different fuels and for the calculation of in the integrated summary statistics such as US consumption of Energy. The AER emphasizes domestic energy statistics

1993-01-01

420

Book reviews  

Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

Full Text Available Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work, by Edwidge Danticat (reviewed by Colin Dayan Gordon K. Lewis on Race, Class and Ideology in the Caribbean, edited by Anthony P. Maingot (reviewed by Bridget Brereton Freedom and Constraint in Caribbean Migration and Diaspora, edited by Elizabeth Thomas-Hope (reviewed by Mary Chamberlain Black Europe and the African Diaspora, edited by Darlene Clark Hine, Trica Danielle Keaton & Stephen Small (reviewed by Gert Oostindie Caribbean Middlebrow: Leisure Culture and the Middle Class, by Belinda E dmondson (reviewed by Karla Slocum Global Change and Caribbean Vulnerability: Environment, Economy and Society at Risk, edited by Duncan McGregor, David Dodman & David Barker (reviewed by Bonham C. Richardson Encountering Revolution: Haiti and the Making of the Early Republic, by Ashli White (reviewed by Matt Clavin Red and Black in Haiti: Radicalism, Conflict, and Political Change, 1934-1957, by Matthew J. Smith (reviewed by Robert Fatton Jr. Cuba in the American Imagination: Metaphor and the Imperial Ethos, by Louis A. Pérez Jr. (reviewed by Camillia Cowling Seeds of Insurrection: Domination and Resistance on Western Cuban Plantations, 1808-1848, by Manuel Barcia (reviewed by Matt D. Childs Epidemic Invasions: Yellow Fever and the Limits of Cuban Independence, 1878-1930, by Mariola Espinosa (reviewed by Cruz Maria Nazario The Cuban Connection: Drug Trafficking, Smuggling, and Gambling in Cuba from the 1920s to the Revolution, by Eduardo Sáenz Rovner (reviewed by Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith Before Fidel: The Cuba I Remember, by Francisco José Moreno, and The Boys from Dolores: Fidel Castro’s Schoolmates from Revolution to Exile, by Patrick Symmes (reviewed by Pedro Pérez Sarduy Lam, by Jacques Leenhardt & Jean-Louis Paudrat (reviewed by Sally Price Healing Dramas: Divination and Magic in Modern Puerto Rico, by Raquel Romberg (reviewed by Grant Jewell Rich Puerto Rican Citizen: History and Political Identity in Twentieth-Century New York City, by Lorrin Thomas (reviewed by Jorge Duany Livestock, Sugar and Slavery: Contested Terrain in Colonial Jamaica, by Verene A. Shepherd (reviewed by Justin Roberts Daddy Sharpe: A Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Samuel Sharpe, a West Indian Slave Written by Himself, 1832, by Fred W. Kennedy (reviewed by Gad Heuman Becoming Rasta: Origins of Rastafari Identity in Jamaica, by Charles Price (reviewed by Jahlani A. Niaah Reggaeton, edited by Raquel Z. Rivera, Wayne Marshall & Deborah Pacini Hernandez (reviewed by Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier Carriacou String Band Serenade: Performing Identity in the Eastern Caribbean, by Rebecca S. Miller (reviewed by Nanette de Jong Caribbean Visionary: A.R.F. Webber and the Making of the Guyanese Nation, by Selwyn R. Cudjoe (reviewed by Clem Seecharan Guyana Diaries: Women’s Lives Across Difference, by Kimberely D. Nettles (reviewed by D. Alissa Trotz Writers of the Caribbean Diaspora: Shifting Homelands, Travelling Identities, edited by Jasbir Jain & Supriya Agarwal (reviewed by Joy Mahabir Queen of the Virgins: Pageantry and Black Womanhood in the Caribbean, by M. Cynthia Oliver (reviewed by Tami Navarro Notions of Identity, Diaspora, and Gender in Caribbean Women’s Writing, by Brinda Mehta (reviewed by Marie-Hélène Laforest Authority and Authorship in V.S. Naipaul, by Imraan Coovadia (reviewed by A shley Tellis Typo/Topo/Poéthique sur Frankétienne, by Jean Jonassaint (reviewed by Martin Munro Creoles in Education: An Appraisal of Current Programs and Projects, edited by Bettina Migge, Isabelle Léglise & Angela Bartens (reviewed by Jeff Siegel Material Culture in Anglo-America: Regional Identity and Urbanity in the Tidewater, Lowc

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2011-12-01

 
 
 
 
421

Bibliographical summary on high performance liquid chromatography of lipids: IV 1985-1994  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

[EN] The present summary, following the tradition begun by K. Aitzetmüller with the works published from 1961 and continued by the present authors from 1975, is a compilation of articles appearing between the years given in the title; the database used was primarily Chem. Abstr. The study indicates the most frequent topics of research and the more specialised journals. The total number of works reviewed is 1680,680 more than those appearing in the previous decade. Specia...

Graciani Constante, Enrique; Janer Del Valle, Mª L.; Maestro Dura?n, R.

1997-01-01

422

Eleventh annual meeting, Bologna, Italy, 17-20 April 1978. Summary report. Part II  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The Summary Report - Part II of the Eleventh Annual Meeting of the IAEA International Working Group on Fast Reactors - includes reports on development of fast reactors in France from 1977 to 1978; review of the activities related to fast reactors in Germany; status of fast breeder reactors development in Belgium and Netherlands; status of activities related to fast reactors in USSR, Japan USA, UK and Italy

1978-04-17

423

Second Research Coordination Meeting on Heavy Charged-Particle Interaction Data for Radiotherapy. Summary Report  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

A summary is given of the 2nd Research Coordination Meeting (RCM) on Heavy Charged-Particle Interaction Data for Radiotherapy. The programme to compile and evaluate charged-particle nuclear data for therapeutic applications was reviewed. Technical discussions and the resulting work plan of the Coordinated Research Programme are summarized, along with planned actions and deadlines. Participants' reports at the 2nd RCM are also included in this report. (author)

2009-06-08

424

Nuclear thermal rocket clustering: 1, A summary of previous work and relevant issues  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

A general review of the technical merits of nuclear thermal rocket clustering is presented. A summary of previous analyses performed during the Rover program is presented and used to assess clustering in the context of projected Space Exploration Initiative missions. A number of technical issues are discussed including cluster reliability, engine-out operation, neutronic coupling, shutdown core power generation, shutdown reactivity requirements, reactor kinetics, and radiation shielding. 7 refs., 3 figs., 2 tabs

1992-01-13

425

A short summary on finite element modelling of fatigue crack closure  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This paper presents a short summary pertaining to the finite element modelling of fatigue crack closure. Several key issues related to finite element modelling of fatigue crack closure are highlighted: element type, mesh refinement, stabilization of crack closure, crack-tip node release scheme, constitutive model, specimen geometry, stress-states (i.e., plane stress, plane strain), crack closure monitoring. Reviews are presented for both straight and deflected cracks.

Singh, Konjengbam Darunkumar [Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (India); Parry, Matthew Roger [Airbus Operations Ltd, Bristol(United Kingdom); Sinclair, Ian [University of Southampton, Southampton (United Kingdom)

2011-12-15

426

BPA/Puget Power Northwest Washington Transmission Project. Summary of the Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact statement  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

In November 1993, Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). and Whatcom County (Washington) published a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for the proposed Northwest Washington Transmission Project. In order to present some shifts in need for the project and to permit additional review, BPA and Whatcom County have elected to issue a Supplemental Draft EIA. This Summary presents background material, explains project needs and purposes, and then focuses on alternatives and the possible effects

1995-01-01

427

Data validation summary report for the 100-BC-5 Operable Unit Round 8 Groundwater Sampling  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The information provided in this validation summary report includes data from the chemical analyses of samples from the 100-BC-5 Operable Unit Round 8 Groundwater Sampling Investigation. All of the data from this sampling event and their related quality assurance samples were reviewed and validated to verify that the reported sample results were of sufficient quality to support decisions regarding remedial actions performed at this site. Sample analyses included metals, general chemistry and radiochemistry

1996-01-01

428

Microfluidic isotachophoresis: a review.  

Science.gov (United States)

Electromigration methods including CE and ITP are attractive for incorporation in microfluidic devices because they are relatively easily adaptable to miniaturization. After its popularity in the 1970s, ITP has made a comeback in microfluidic format (?-ITP, micro-ITP) driven by the advantages of the steady-state boundary, the self-focusing effect, and the ability to aid in preconcentrating analytes in the sample while removing matrix components. In this review, we provide an overview of the developments in the area of ?-ITP in a context of the historic developments with a focus on recent developments in experimental and computational ITP and discuss possible future trends. The chip-ITP areas and topics discussed in this review and the corresponding sections include: PC simulations and modeling, analytical ?-ITP, preconcentration ITP, transient ITP, peak mode ITP, gradient elution ITP, and free-flow ITP, while the conclusions provide a critical summary and outlook. The review also contains experimental conditions for ?-ITP applications to real-world samples from over 50 original journal publications. PMID:23529957

Smejkal, Petr; Bottenus, Danny; Breadmore, Michael C; Guijt, Rosanne M; Ivory, Cornelius F; Foret, František; Macka, Mirek

2013-06-01

429

IMC annual review 1998  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The annual review of operations combines a summary of the financial performance of IMC Group with an overview of international activities during the year ended 31 March 1998. Turnover was 34.9 million pounds, a slight increase over the previous year. Pre-tax operating profit of 1.913 million pounds was below the 1996(7) result. During 1998 IMC Group companies worked on contracts in 67 countries. Brief details are given of major projects, arranged in the following areas: management consultancy; engineering and project management; human resources development; environmental planning and engineering; energy and environmental testing; health, safety and risk assessment; mineral and metal processing; mine design and operation; mineral resource evaluation; and geophysical exploration. A consolidated balance sheet and profit and loss account is included.

NONE

1998-12-31

430

Reliability and maintainability seminar: summary of proceedings  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The following are described briefly: Overview of the Federal Reliability and Maintainability Program Plan, Summary of Proceedngs, Overview of Southern Solar Energy Center Programs, and Solar Domestic Hot Water Design Guidelines Handbook. Also included are the Seminar Agenda and the list of Seminar Attendees. (MHR)

Beek, C. R.

1981-04-01

431

Fleet DNA Project Data Summary Report (Presentation)  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This presentation includes graphical data summaries that highlight statistical trends for medium- and heavy-duty commercial fleet vehicles operating in a variety of vocations. It offers insight for the development of vehicle technologies that reduce costs, fuel consumption, and emission.

Walkowicz, K.; Duran, A.; Burton, E.

2014-04-01

432

LTRAS Summary Consultation Report v5 FINAL  

…letter Appendix 2 Feedback forms from public exhibitions Appendix 3 E-Consultation feedback 2 Consultation Summary Report May 2013 List of abbreviations ABI Association of British Insurers CFMP Catchment Flood Management Plan Defra Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs EA Environment Agency HLS…

433

LTRAS Summary Consultation Report v5 FINAL  

…CONSULTATION PERIOD We let people know in advance when the consultation period was due to start and when it launched in the following ways: 1. Social media such as Twitter 2. Project email updates 3. Press releases Consultation Summary Report 5 4. Radio interviews 5. Project website updates 6. By keeping…

434

Physics through the 1990s: A summary  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This summary presents some highlights of the recently released physics survey Physics Through the 1990s. The purpose of the survey is to provide an authoritative research assessment of the major fields of physics. To accomplish that, the Physics Survey Committee prepared six volumes on the fields of physics and two cross-cutting volumes - Scientific interfaces and Technological Applications and An Overview. This brief summary can do little more than pique the reader's interest in the more complete treatment in those eight volumes, which provide convincing documentation of a physics enterprise that is vital and productive. The summary is organized into three parts. The first part sketches the progress that has occurred over the past decade and gives an indication of where the field is headed. Only a few highlights have been included; in each field of physics, important elements have been omitted for the sake of brevity. The second part relates physics to other sciences and the needs of society. The first two sections are quite selective; applications have received strong emphasis as a principal theme of this summary. The third part indicates some of the requirements for maintaining excellence in physics and includes a brief synopsis of the major recommendations of the Physics Survey Committee

1986-01-01

435

Computer software summaries. Numbers 1 through 423  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The National Energy Software Center (NESC) serves as the software exchange and information center for the US Department of Energy and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. A major activity of the Center is the preparation and publication of two reports issued periodically - the Center's compilation of program abstracts, ANL-7411, and this software summaries report, ANL-8040. The abstracts describe the softward packages available in the software exchange library maintained and distributed by the Center. The summaries describe agency-sponsored software that is at the specification stage, under development, being checked out, in use, or available at agency offices, laboratories, and contractor installations. Summaries describe software that is not included in the NESC library due to its preliminary status or because it is believed to be of limited interest. The purpose of the summaries report is to keep agency and contractor personnel informed as to the existence, status, and availability of computer programs within the agency, and thereby minimize duplication costs and maximize the value of agency software development efforts

1979-01-01

436

Nevada Test Site Environmental Summary Report 2006  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office (NNSA/NSO) directs the management and operation of the Nevada Test Site (NTS). The NTS is the nation's historical testing site for nuclear weapons from 1951 through 1992 and is currently the nation's unique site for ongoing national-security related missions and high-risk operations. NNSA/NSO strives to provide to the public an understanding of the current activities on the NTS, including environmental monitoring and compliance activities aimed at protecting the public and the environment from radiation hazards and from nonradiological impacts. This document is a summary of the Nevada Test Site Environmental Report (NTSER) for calendar year 2006 (see attached compact disc on inside back cover). The NTSER is a comprehensive report of environmental activities performed at the NTS and its satellite facilities over the previous calendar year. It is prepared annually to meet the requirements and guidelines of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the information needs of NNSA/NSO stakeholders. To provide an abbreviated and more readable version of the NTSER, this summary report is produced. This summary does not include detailed data tables, monitoring methods or design, a description of the NTS environment, or a discussion of all environmental program activities performed throughout the year. The reader may obtain a hard copy of the full NTSER as directed on the inside front cover of this summary report.

Cathy Wills

2007-10-01

437

Nevada Test Site Summary 2006 (Volume 2)  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office (NNSA/NSO) directs the management and operation of the Nevada Test Site (NTS). The NTS is the nation's historical testing site for nuclear weapons from 1951 through 1992 and is currently the nation's unique site for ongoing national-security-related missions and high-risk operations. NNSA/NSO strives to provide to the public an understanding of the current activities on the NTS, including environmental monitoring and compliance activities aimed at protecting the public and the environment from radiation hazards and from nonradiological impacts. This document is a summary of the Nevada Test Site Environmental Report (NTSER) for calendar year 2006 (see attached compact disc on inside back cover). The NTSER is a comprehensive report of environmental activities performed at the NTS and its satellite facilities over the previous calendar year. It is prepared annually to meet the requirements and guidelines of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the information needs of NNSA/NSO stakeholders. To provide an abbreviated and more readable version of the NTSER, this summary report is produced. This summary does not include detailed data tables, monitoring methods or design, a description of the NTS environment, or a discussion of all environmental program activities performed throughout the year. The reader may obtain a hard copy of the full NTSER as directed on the inside front cover of this summary report.

Cathy Wills

2007-10-01

438

Quantum-classical hybrid dynamics - a summary  

CERN Multimedia

A summary of a recently proposed description of quantum-classical hybrids is presented, which concerns quantum and classical degrees of freedom of a composite object that interact directly with each other. This is based on notions of classical Hamiltonian mechanics suitably extended to quantum mechanics.

Elze, Hans-Thomas

2013-01-01

439

Summary of beryllium specifications, current and historical  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This report summarizes beryllium properties included in producer, Department of Energy, and government specifications. The specifications are divided into two major categories: current and historical. Within each category the data are arranged primarily according to increasing purity and secondarily by increasing tensile properties. Qualitative comments on formability and weldability are included. Also, short summaries of powder production and consolidation techniques are provided.

Abeln, S.P.; Kyed, P.

1990-12-28

440

HYDROLOGICAL SIMULATION PROGRAM. FORTRAN (HSPF): EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  

Science.gov (United States)

This executive summary introduces water resource managers, engineers, and programmers to the Hydrological Simulation Program--FORTRAN and provides them with information that can help them in deciding whether HSPF would be useful and practical for them to use. HSPF uses digital co...