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  1. An algorithm for applying flagged Sysmex XE-2100 absolute neutrophil counts in clinical practice

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    Friis-Hansen, Lennart; Saelsen, Lone; Abildstrøm, Steen Z;

    2008-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Even though most differential leukocyte counts are performed by automated hematology platforms, turn-around time is often prolonged as flagging of test results trigger additional confirmatory manual procedures. However, frequently only the absolute neutrophil count (ANC) is needed. We...... therefore examined if an algorithm could be developed to identify samples in which the automated ANC is valid despite flagged test results. METHODS: During a 3-wk period, a training set consisting of 1448 consecutive flagged test-results from the Sysmex XE-2100 system and associated manual differential...... counts was collected. The training set was used to determine which alarms were associated with valid ANCs. The algorithm was then tested on a new set of 1371 test results collected during a later 3-wk period. RESULTS: Analysis of the training set data revealed that the ANC from test results flagged with...

  2. The adjustment and validation of the Q-flags positive alarm threshold values in Sysmex XE-2100%Sysmex XE-2100中Q-flags阳性报警临界值的调整与验证

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    吴军录; 姜华; 戴燕; 李冬; 万海英

    2013-01-01

    Objective To improve the work efficiency and ensure the accuracy of the blood test through establishing an appropriate standard of microscopic examination based on setting up reasonable threshold values to suspicious alarm in.formations (Q-flags) in Sysmex XE-2100 automatic hematology analyzer.Methods A total of 4 500specimens from the out-patient and emergency departments and the in-patient department during March 2011 to March 2012 underwent the measurement by Sysmex XE-2100 with blood slide,subsequent staining and manual microscopic examination.The positive standard was set up as follows:blast cell ≥ 1%,promyelocyte and myelocyte ≥≥ 1%,metamyelocyte > 2%,stab granulocyte > 5%,atypical lymphocyte > 5% and nucleated erythrocyte ≥ 1%.According to these positive standards,the threshold valus of the main parameters in the Q-flags were redefined.Finally,1 400 specimens were measured to verify the reliability of the newly established cut-off value.Results (1) Threshold values before/after amendment were:blast cell 100/130,immature granulocyte 100/150,left shift 100/160,atypical lymphocyte 100/180,nucleated erythrocyte 100/90 and abnormal/blast lymphocyte 100/200.(2) False positive rates (%) before/after amendment were:61.05/50.15,56.36/35.60,44.34/14.10,62.12/32.20,36.18/40.61 and 62.96/26.30.Real negative rates (%) before/after amendment were:38.95/49.85,43.64/64.36,55.66/85.90,37.88/67.80,63.82/59.39 and 37.04/73.70.Total coincidence rates (%) before/after amendment were:47.75/56.42,57.00/71.83,73.44/89.67,45.33/71.33,80.17/79.17 and 43.33/76.00.The alarm rate decreased by 14.67%.(3) There were no initial leukemic cells omitted in the validation test.Conclusions (1) Amending reasonable threshold values of Q-flags in Sysmex XE-2100 can effectively filter out the truly abnormal samples and ensure the accuracy of blood test results.The selected and targeted microscopic examination of the smeared blood specimen can greatly improve work

  3. Synchronized switch harvesting applied to piezoelectric flags

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    Piñeirua, Miguel; Michelin, Sébastien; Vasic, Dejan; Doaré, Olivier

    2016-08-01

    In this article the energy transfer between a flow and a fluttering piezoelectric plate is investigated. In particular, the benefits of the use of a synchronized switch harvesting on inductor (SSHI) circuit are studied. Both wind tunnel experiments and numerical simulations are conducted in order to analyze the influence of the switching process on the dynamics and the efficiency of the system. Numerical simulations consist of a weakly nonlinear model of a plate in axial flow equipped with a single pair of piezoelectric patches, discretized using a Galerkin method where basis functions are the modes of the plate in vacuum. The discretized model is then integrated in time. The results presented in this paper show that a significant improvement of the harvested energy can be obtained using SSHI circuits compared to basic resistive circuits. It is also shown that for strongly coupled systems, the switching process inherent to he SSHI circuit has a significant impact on the dynamics of the flag, which tends to decrease the relative efficiency gain.

  4. Synchronized switch harvesting applied to piezoelectric flags

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    Pineirua, Miguel; Vasic, Dejan; Doare, Olivier

    2016-01-01

    In this article the energy transfer between a flow and a fluttering piezoelectric plate is investigated. In particular, the benefits of the use of a Synchronized Switch Harvesting on Inductor (SSHI) circuit are studied. Both wind tunnel experiments and numerical simulations are conducted in order to analyse the influence of the switching process on the dynamics and the efficiency of the system. Numerical simulations consist of a weakly non-linear model of a plate in axial flow equipped with a single pair of piezoelectric patches, discretized using a Galerkin method where basis functions are the modes of the plate in vacuum. The discretized model is then integrated in time. The results presented in this paper show that a significant improvement of the harvested energy can be obtained using SSHI circuits compared to basic resistive circuits. It is also shown that for strongly coupled systems, the switching process inherent to he SSHI circuit has a significant impact on the dynamics of the flag, which tends to d...

  5. COOPER, HERON, AND HEWARD'S APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS (2ND ED.): CHECKERED FLAG FOR STUDENTS AND PROFESSORS, YELLOW FLAG FOR THE FIELD

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    Friman, Patrick C.

    2010-01-01

    At last, the field of applied behavior analysis has a beautifully crafted, true textbook that can proudly stand cover to cover and spine to spine beside any of the expensive, imposing, and ornately designed textbooks used by college instructors who teach courses in conventional areas of education or psychology. In this review, I fully laud this development, credit Cooper, Heron, and Heward for making it happen, argue that it signifies a checkered flag for students and professors, and recommen...

  6. Performance Qualification of SysmexXT-4000i Hematology Analyzer%SysmexXT-4000i血细胞计数仪性能评估结果

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    汪芝满

    2014-01-01

    目的:对SysmexXT-4000i血细胞计数仪进行性能验证,以保证仪器的稳定性和测试结果可靠性。方法:从批内精密度、批间精密度、准确度、携带污染率和线性关系几个方面对SysmexXT-4000i血细胞计数仪进行性能验证。结果:批内精密度、批间精密度、准确度、细带污染率和线性相关性几个方面均符合标准。结论:Sysmex XT-4000i血细胞计数仪的使用性能稳定,测试结果可靠。%Objective:Evaluate the performance of SysmexXT-4000i hematology analyzer. Methods:The blood sample of she experimental animals were detected by SysmexXT-4000i analyzer in term of reproducibility, veracity, linearity and the rate of contamination. The values of the reproducibility, veracity, linearity and the contamination rate were all below the qualified standardization. Results:The performance of Sysmex XT-4000i is good and reliable. Conclusion:Sysmex XT-4000i cell counter proves stable in performance and reliable in testing results.

  7. Evaluation of Atypical Lymphocyte Warnings of Sysmex XE-4000 in Outpatient Children

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    Xueling GUO; Tingbo ZHANG; Maofan WANG

    2014-01-01

    This study aimed to evaluate the atypical lymphocyte warnings of Sysmex XE-4000 in outpatient children. [Method] Randomly 280 specimens of outpatient children were selected to analyze atypical lymphocytes with Sysmex XE-4000 and artificial smear microscopy simultaneously. [Result] With artificial smear microscopy as the gold standard, the atypical lymphocyte warnings of Sysmex XE-4000 in outpatient children exhibited a sensitivity of 97.4%, specificity of 69.3%, positive predictive value (PPV) of 55%, and negative predictive value (NPV) of 98.5%. [Conclusion] Sysmex XE-4000 shows a high sensitivity in atypical lymphocyte warnings, which can reduce the number of blood smears, improve the specificity of microscopy, and decline the labor intensity of inspection personnel. However, there are stil certain false positives to be confirmed by artificial microscopy.

  8. SYSMEX CS 5100全自动血凝分析仪的性能评价%Evaluation on the performance of Sysmex CS 5100 automatic blood coagulation analyzer

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    王芳; 张军; 徐唯傑; 乐军; 陈晓燕; 陈晋

    2015-01-01

    目的:对Sysmex CS 5100(下简称CS 5100)全自动血凝仪进行性能评价。方法对CS 5100血凝仪的准确性、不精密度、Fg 线性(可报告范围)、参考范围、携带污染率进行评价,并与 Sysmex 公司生产的 CA 7000全自动血凝分析仪进行相关性试验,所测指标为 PT、PT(INR)、APTT、Fbg、TT、AT、D 二聚体(DD)和 FDP。结果准确性试验测定结果在质控说明书给定的范围内。批内最大变异系数(CV)与日间最大 CV 均符合符合相关行业文件要求。Fbg 线性验证试验结果显示 Fbg 线性范围为1.071~5.355,相关系数(r)值为0.9950,符合规定要求(r≥0.975)。参考范围验证试验结果显示各项检测指标 R 值均>0.9,实验室预设参考范围可适用于该仪器。CS 5100与 CA 7000的各项检测项目 r 值均>0.95,两仪器结果有很好的对比性。结论CS 5100有优异的准确性、精密度良好、Fbg 检测范围宽、抗生物干扰能力强,完全可满足临床实验室要求。%Objective To evaluate the performance of Sysmex CS 51 00 automatic blood coagulation analyzer. Methods PT,PT(INR),APTT,Fbg,TT,AT,D-dimer (DD)and FDP were measured by Sysmex CS 51 00 automatic blood coagulation analyzer.The accuracy,imprecision,Fg linearity (reportable range),reference range, carry-over rate were evaluated,and the correlation with Sysmex CA 7000 automatic blood coagulation analyzer was analyzed.Results The accuracy was in the range provided by quality control instructions.The maximum within-run and inter-day coefficients of variation met the requirements of Clia′88.Fbg linear validation test showed that the linearity of Fbg was from 1 .071 to 5.355,and the correlation coefficient (r)was 0.9950,which met the specified requirements (r≥0.975).The reference range verification tests showed that the R values of all the tests were >0.9,which proved that the laboratory preset reference range can be

  9. Soviet Children's Flags

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    Platoff, Anne M.

    2010-01-01

    In the Soviet Union (1922-1991) small flags designed for and used by children were more than just toys. Deep scholarship and extensive illustrations of flags from the author’s collection show how such flags played a significant role in the socialization of Soviet children.

  10. Flag flapping in a channel

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    Alben, Silas; Shoele, Kourosh; Mittal, Rajat; Jha, Sourabh; Glezer, Ari

    2015-11-01

    We study the flapping of a flag in an inviscid channel flow. We focus especially on how quantities vary with channel spacing. As the channel walls move inwards towards the flag, heavier flags become more unstable, while light flags' stability is less affected. We use a vortex sheet model to compute large-amplitude flapping, and find that the flag undergoes a series of jumps to higher flapping modes as the channel walls are moved towards the flag. Meanwhile, the drag on the flag and the energy lost to the wake first rise as the walls become closer, then drop sharply as the flag moves to a higher flapping mode.

  11. Architecture singularities in flagged parallel manipulators

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    Borràs, Julia; Thomas, Federico; Torras, Carme

    2008-01-01

    Flagged manipulators are of interest because they are the only Stewart-Gough platforms for which a cell decomposition of their singularity loci is available. Here we show that the known family of such manipulators can be enlarged if one allows robot designs that, for some particular parameter values, become architecturally singular. Along this line, the most general 6-6 flagged manipulator is derived by applying a singularity-preserving transformation that leaves the relative position between...

  12. Training warning flags

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    Problems in accredited training programmes at US nuclear stations have resulted in several programmes having their accreditation status designated as probationary. A limited probationary period allows time for problem resolution before the programmes are again reviewed by the National Nuclear Accrediting Board. A careful study of these problems has resulted in the identification of several 'Training Warning Flags' that singularly, or in concert, may indicate or predict degraded training programme effectiveness. These training warning flags have been used by several US nuclear stations as a framework for self-assessments, as a reference in making changes to training programmes, and as a tool in considering student and management feedback on training activities. Further analysis and consideration of the training warning flags has developed precursors for each of the training warning flags. Although more subjective than the training warning flags, the precursors may represent early indicators of factors that may lead to or contribute to degraded training programme effectiveness. Used as evaluative tools, the training warning flags and the precursors may help identify areas for improvements in training programmes and help prioritize training programme improvement efforts. (author)

  13. Flutter of a Flag

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    Argentina, M; Argentina, Mederic

    2004-01-01

    We give an explanation for the onset of wind-induced flutter in a flag. Our theory accounts for the various physical mechanisms at work: the finite length and the small but finite bending stiffness of the flag, the unsteadiness of the flow, the added mass effect and vortex shedding from the trailing edge. Our analysis allows us to predict a critical speed for the onset of flapping as well as the frequency of flapping. We find that in a particular limit corresponding to a low density fluid flowing over a soft high density flag, the flapping instability is akin to a resonance between the mode of oscillation of a rigid pivoted airfoil in a flow and a hinged-free elastic filament vibrating in its lowest mode.

  14. Drapeaux Gris (Grey Flags)

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    Mathilde Arrivé

    2007-01-01

    Today it is images, a thickening web of images, amounting to a magic circle through which the citizens of this age have passed, never to return. What a time you chose to be born ! (...) The question, then, is how to paint one’s subjectivity in the codes of culture ?Grey Flags, texte de Seth Price, (Communiqué de presse et titre de l’exposition)Jeux de pistes pour un art « sans drapeau »Si dans les années soixante les Flags de Jasper Johns problématisaient les catégories artistiques en détourn...

  15. 76 FR 35087 - Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2011

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    2011-06-15

    ... two hundred and thirty-fifth. (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc. 2011-15046 Filed 6-14-11; 11:15 am] Billing... June 15, 2011 Part II The President Proclamation 8689--Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2011 #0; #0; #0... / Presidential Documents#0;#0; #0; #0;Title 3-- #0;The President ] Proclamation 8689 of June 10, 2011 Flag...

  16. 75 FR 34309 - Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2010

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    2010-06-16

    ... America the two hundred and thirty-fourth. (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc. 2010-14726 Filed 6-15-10; 11:15 am... Documents#0;#0; ] Proclamation 8535 of June 11, 2010 Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2010 By the President... American flag on June 14, 1777, the thirteen stripes alternating red and white, and thirteen white stars...

  17. 77 FR 35807 - Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2012

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    2012-06-15

    ... America the two hundred and thirty-sixth. (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc. 2012-14743 Filed 6-14-12; 8:45 am...#0;#0; #0; ] Proclamation 8837 of June 11, 2012 Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2012 By the... together to celebrate Flag Day--an occasion when President Woodrow Wilson asked us to ``stand with...

  18. The Ultimate Flag Games.

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    Angel, Kenny; Sutton, Nancy

    This paper describes six Ultimate Flag Games which offer a change from traditional games and sports that are usually geared toward athletically inclined students. These new games, aimed at middle school through college students, allow for success from the least-skilled through the most athletically talented students. Players are ability grouped…

  19. Flagged for Success

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    Jackson, Robyn R.

    2010-01-01

    A teacher establishes red flags--clear and unambiguous warning signals--that enable her to intervene before students fail. Any student who has less than an 80 percent class average or who receives less than 80 percent on a quiz immediately moves into an intervention cycle in which the teacher regularly "checks in" with the student. Interventions…

  20. Hypo - and hypernatremia results in inaccurate Erythrocytes mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV) measurement in vitro, when using Sysmex XE 2100

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    Madsen, Kirsten Vikkelsø; Philipsen, Jens Peter

    2015-01-01

    measures MCV correctly in hypo- and hyperosmolality and hypo-and hypernatremia. In addition, to examine whether the theoretically calculated change in MCV corresponds with the experimentally determined MCV change. Method: Theoretical calculation of the MCV inaccuracy at hypo- and hypernatremia, as well as...... at hypo- and hyperosmolality. Experimental studies with comparison of MCV measured at Sysmex XE 2100 to MCV found by using the manual measured packed cell volume method. Results and conclusion: Measurement of MCV in hypo- and hypernatremia patients using the automated blood cell counter Sysmex XE...

  1. 40 CFR 158.34 - Flagging of studies for potential adverse effects.

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    2010-07-01

    ... the criteria of 40 CFR 158.34 for flagging studies for potential adverse effects to the results of the... exceeds criteria. I have applied the criteria of 40 CFR 158.34 for flagging studies for potential adverse... 40 Protection of Environment 23 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Flagging of studies for...

  2. Validation of the Sysmex sp-1000i automated slide preparer-stainer in a clinical laboratory

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    Eberson Damiao dos Santos de Bitencourt

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: The speed and quality of information have become essential items in the release of laboratory reports. The Sysmex®SP1000-I device has been developed to prepare and stain smear slides. However, for a device to be cleared for use in the laboratory routine it must pass through a validation process. Objective: To evaluate the performance and reliability of the Sysmex® SP-1000i slide preparer-stainer incorporated into the routine of a hospital laboratory in Porto Alegre. Methods: Peripheral blood samples of patients attending the laboratory for ambulatory exams with leukocyte counts between 7000/°L and 12,000/°L were evaluated, independent of gender and age. Two slides were prepared for each sample using the Sysmex® SP-1000i equipment; one of the slides was used to perform quality control tests using the CellaVision® DM96 device, and the other slide was used to compare pre-classification by the same device and the classification performed by a pharmacist-biochemist. Results: The results of all the slides used as controls were acceptable according to the quality control test as established by the manufacturer of the device. In the comparison between the automated pre-classification and the classification made by the professional, there was an acceptable variation in the differential counts of leukocytes for 90% of the analyzed slides. Pearson correlation coefficient showed a strong correlation for band neutrophils (r = 0.802; p-value < 0.001, segmented neutrophils (r = 0.963; p-value < 0.001, eosinophils (r = 0.958; p-value < 0.001, lymphocytes (r = 0.985; p-value < 0.001 and atypical lymphocytes (r = 0.866; p-value < 0.001 using both methods. The red blood cell analysis was adequate for all slides analyzed by the equipment and by the professional. Conclusion: The new Sysmex®SP1000-i methodology was found to be reliable, fast and safe for the routines of medium and large laboratories, improving the quality of microscopic analysis in

  3. Drapeaux Gris (Grey Flags

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    Mathilde Arrivé

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available Today it is images, a thickening web of images, amounting to a magic circle through which the citizens of this age have passed, never to return. What a time you chose to be born ! (... The question, then, is how to paint one’s subjectivity in the codes of culture ?Grey Flags, texte de Seth Price, (Communiqué de presse et titre de l’expositionJeux de pistes pour un art « sans drapeau »Si dans les années soixante les Flags de Jasper Johns problématisaient les catégories artistiques en détourn...

  4. The evaluation analysis of sysmex XE - 5000 hematology analyzer for immature granulocyte result%Sysmex XE -5000血液分析仪对幼稚粒细胞结果评价分析

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    刘英杰; 葛凤华; 张丽艳

    2014-01-01

    Objective:To compare the results of immature granulocyte by sysmex XE - 5000 hematology analyzer and mi-croscopic count,to evaluation analysis and set critical value. Methods:All 438 blood samples using the white blood cell detec-tion channels(CBC + DIFF channel)to detect with sysmex XE - 5000 hematology analyzer,to count IG manual using micro-scope. Results:The corelation of sysmex XE - 5000 hematology analyzer and microscopic examination method for the detection of IG correlation(r = 0. 76),the detection sensitivity of IG% in sysmex XE - 5000 hematology analyzer was 62. 9% ,the spe-cificity was 83. 4% ,critical value ﹥ 0. 6. The detectionof IG in normal group showed no immature granulocyte,the range of IG% by instrument was 0 - 0. 6(x ± 3 s). Conclusion:When test results of IG% by sysmex XE - 5000 hematology analyzer was≤0 . 6( or IG# ≤0 . 1 × 109 / L)canbe considerednormal specimens,whenIG% ﹥ 0 . 6[ or absolute value( IG# )﹥ 0 . 1 × 109 / L]compared with abnormal specimens,blood smears should be reviewed to confirm the diagnosis.%目的:Sysmex XE -5000血液分析仪对外周血幼稚粒细胞(IG)检出与显微镜分类计数结果对比,进行评价分析及正常临界值的设定。方法:Sysmex XE -5000血液分析仪对438份血标本采用白细胞分类检测通道(CBC +DIFF 通道)检测幼稚粒细胞,并用显微镜人工计数 IG。结果:Sysmex XE -5000血液分析仪和显微镜镜检法对 IG 检出呈正相关( r =0.76),SysmexXE -5000血液分析仪对IG%检测的敏感性为62.9%,特异性为83.4%,临界值﹥0.6。正常组的 IG 检测人工镜检均未见幼稚粒细胞,仪器检测显示 IG%范围为0~0.6(x ±3s)。结论:当 Sysmex XE-5000血液分析仪检测结果 IG%≤0.6[或绝对值(IG#)≤0.1×109/ L]可认为是正常标本,当 IG%﹥0.6[或绝对值(IG#)﹥0.1×109/ L)则为异常标本,应进行血涂片复查以明确诊断。

  5. 78 FR 35101 - Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2013

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    2013-06-12

    ... the two hundred and thirty- seventh. (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc. 2013-14045 Filed 6-11-13; 8:45 am... Documents#0;#0; #0; #0;Title 3-- #0;The President ] Proclamation 8993 of June 7, 2013 Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2013 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Each June, our...

  6. 40 CFR 161.34 - Flagging of studies for potential adverse effects.

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    2010-07-01

    ... signature: (1) “I have applied the criteria of 40 CFR 161.34 for flagging studies for potential adverse... criteria.” (2) “I have applied the criteria of 40 CFR 161.34 for flagging studies for potential adverse... types and the criteria to be applied to each. Column 1 lists the study types by name. Column 2 lists...

  7. Comparison of haematological parameters determined by the Sysmex KX - 2IN automated haematology analyzer and the manual counts

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    Shu Elvis N; Nubila Imelda N; Ukaejiofo Ernest O; Nubila Thomas; Ike Samuel O; Ezema Ifeyinwa

    2010-01-01

    Abstract Background This study was designed to determine the correlation between heamatological parameters by Sysmex KX-21N automated hematology analyzer with the manual methods. Method Sixty (60) subjects were randomly selected from both apparently healthy subjects and those who have different blood disorders from the University of Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Ituku-Ozalla, Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria. Three (3)mls of venous blood sample was collected aseptically from each subject into tri-pota...

  8. The Correlation of Spurious Eosinophilia in Automated Hematological Analyzer Sysmex Xs-800i with Plasmodium Infection Diagnosis

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    Shashikant Adlekha; Ram Mohan Jaiswal; Tandra Chadha; Ashina Singla

    2011-01-01

    Context: Automated analyzers based on flow cytometry have evolved as an effective adjuvant diagnostic tool in malaria diagnosis. Aim: To find out the correlation of interpretive (IP) message from automated hematology analyzer XS-800i and Plasmodium infection diagnosed in peripheral smear. Settings and Design: Prospective study carried over a period of 2 years (July 2010 to June 2012). Materials and Methods: All cases with IP message of eosinophilia in Sysmex XS-800i analyzer were screened for...

  9. The Correlation of Spurious Eosinophilia in Automated Hematological Analyzer Sysmex Xs-800i with Plasmodium Infection Diagnosis

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    Shashikant Adlekha

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Context: Automated analyzers based on flow cytometry have evolved as an effective adjuvant diagnostic tool in malaria diagnosis. Aim: To find out the correlation of interpretive (IP message from automated hematology analyzer XS-800i and Plasmodium infection diagnosed in peripheral smear. Settings and Design: Prospective study carried over a period of 2 years (July 2010 to June 2012. Materials and Methods: All cases with IP message of eosinophilia in Sysmex XS-800i analyzer were screened for microscopic correlation of eosinophilia and other peripheral smear findings. Results: In 24 out of 5012 patients with eosinophilia, microscopic eosinophil counts were normal. In these 24 cases, IP message in hematology analyzers was that the eosinophilia and WBC scattergram showed narrowed space between the eosinophil and neutrophil population. On careful examination of the peripheral smears of all 5012 cases, 39 cases revealed different stages of Plasmodium vivax (trophozoites, schizonts or gametocytes in erythrocytes. Conclusion: Peripheral smears of the cases having inconsistent eosinophilia result with that of Sysmex XS-800i analyzer should be examined carefully for the presence of malaria parasites in the red blood cells. Sysmex XS-800i analyzers have moderate range of sensitivity and high degree of specificity in diagnosing malaria as spurious eosinophilia.

  10. Ankeny - Yellow Flag Iris Control

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This project aims to inventory and map all existing stands of yellow flag iris within wetland habitats at Ankeny NWR, treat them with herbicide in late spring and...

  11. Flags: Towards A New Understanding

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    Nolan, Paul; Bryan, Dominic

    2016-01-01

    This report examines the 'symbolic conflicts' over flags in Northern Ireland. It looks at the history of the use of flags since 1921, the development of legislations and policy to deal with conflicts, the higher profile of disputes since 1998 and the policy options going forward. Using attitudes surveys and interviews with key individuals the report explores the strengths and weaknesses in potential legislation and in 'ground-up' guidelines. The report concludes with a set of voluntary guidel...

  12. Romania's flag raised at CERN

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    Corinne Pralavorio

    2016-01-01

    A ceremony was held for the raising of the Romanian flag alongside the flags of CERN’s 21 other Member States.   The Romanian flag is raised alongside the flags of CERN’s other Member States, in the presence of the Romanian President, CERN’s Director-General, the President of the CERN Council and a large Romanian delegation. (Image: Maximilien Brice/ Sophia Bennett/CERN) On Monday, 5 September, the Romanian flag was raised in front of CERN for the first time, marking the country’s accession to Membership of the Organization. The blue, yellow and red flag joined those of the other 21 Member States of CERN in a ceremony attended by the President of Romania, Klaus Iohannis, the Romanian Minister for Education and Scientific Research, Mircea Dumitru, and several other members of the President’s office, the government and academia in Romania. The country officially became a CERN Member State on 17 July 2016, after 25 years of collaboration between the...

  13. Performance Evaluation of Platelet Count by Sysmex XN-3000 Auto-matic Hematology Analyzer%Sysmex XN-3000全自动血细胞分析仪血小板计数性能评价分析

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    张琴; 廖扬; 石玉玲

    2014-01-01

    Objective: To study the performance of methods for platelet(PLT) count by Sysmex XN-3000 automat-ic hematology analyzer. Methods: PLT was counted by XN-3000 hematology analyzer with platelet-electrical im-pedance method(PLT-I), platelet-optical method(PLT-O) and platelet-fluorescence method(PLT-F) to test the pre-cision, linear range, the carried pollution rate and red blood cell fragments interference. Moreover, the correlation between Sysmex XN-3000 PLT counts and flow cytometry(FCM) using anti-CD61 monoclonal antibody was con-firmed. Results: Compared with PLT-I and PLT-O, PLT-F had better repeatability, higher precision. Three meth-ods of linear range and the carried pollution all got good results. On red blood cell fragments interference experi-ment, PLT-F had stronger anti-interference ability(P>0.05), PLT-O took second place. Correlation analysis showed that three methods had good correlation, the accuracy of PLT-F was higher specially in low PLT samples group. Conclusion: Routine clinical specimens are counted by Sysmex XN-3000 hematology analyzer with PLT-I or PLT-O. When specimens are hemolysis or the number of PLT abnormalities, recommend using PLT-F method review, if necessary, using microscopic method or flow cytometry.%目的:探讨Sysmex XN-3000全自动血细胞分析仪的血小板计数性能。方法:采用Sysmex XN-3000全自动血细胞分析仪的3种方法进行血小板计数,从精密度、线性范围、携带污染率及红细胞碎片干扰等4方面评价,并与使用抗CD61抗体的流式细胞术检测结果进行比较。结果:与电阻抗法(PLT-I)、光学法(PLT-O)相比,核酸染色法(PLT-F)的重复性最好,精确度较高;3种方法的稀释线性和携带污染均得到良好的结果;在红细胞碎片干扰实验中, PLT-F具有较强的抗干扰能力(P均大于0.05),PLT-O次之;相关分析结果显示3种方法都得到良好的相关性,PLT-F法的准确性较高,尤其在

  14. 3 CFR 8391 - Proclamation 8391 of June 11, 2009. Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2009

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    ... 3 The President 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Proclamation 8391 of June 11, 2009. Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2009 8391 Proclamation 8391 Presidential Documents Proclamations Proclamation 8391 of June 11, 2009 Proc. 8391 Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2009By the President of the United States...

  15. WW1 Allies Flags Fans

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    Biger, Pierre-Henri

    2014-01-01

    International audience Several hand fans are decorated with flags of the main Allied countries during WW1. They show the entry of the United States into the war, and the departure of Russia. So these feminine utensils (and advertising items, for instance here for Champagne Eugene Clicquot) play their role in theWar effort.

  16. The International Atomic Energy Agency Flag Code

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    The document reproduces the text of the IAEA Flag Code which was promulgated by the Director General on 15 September 1999, pursuant to the decision of the Board of Governors on 10 June 1999 to adopt an Agency flag as described in document GOV/1999/41 and its use in accordance with a flag code to be promulgated by the Director General

  17. Classification and versal deformation of generalized flags

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    Puerta Coll, Xavier

    2003-01-01

    A natural equivalence relation can be considered in the generalized flag manifold. First we give a complete set of invariants of it as well as a canonical matrix description of the classes. Next we consider parametric flags. We give a miniversal deformation for the above canonical form and we use it to characterize the stable flags. Peer Reviewed

  18. Residues for flags of holomorphic foliations

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    Brasselet, Jean-Paul; Corrêa, Maurício; Lourenço, Fernando

    2016-01-01

    In this work we prove a Baum-Bott type residues theorem for flags of holomorphic foliations. We prove some relations between the residues of the flag and the residues of their correspondent foliations. We define the Nash residue for flags and we prove that the Bott rationality conjecture holds in this context.

  19. Establishment of Age- and Gender-Specific Reference Ranges for 36 Routine and 57 Cell Population Data Items in a New Automated Blood Cell Analyzer, Sysmex XN-2000

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    Park, Sang Hyuk; Lee, Bo-Ra; Kim, Mi-Jeong; Han, Min-Young; Cho, Young-Uk; Jang, Seongsoo

    2016-01-01

    We established age- and gender-specific reference ranges for the 36 routine complete blood cell (CBC) and 57 cell population data (CPD) items in the Sysmex XN-2000 (Sysmex, Japan). In total, 280 peripheral blood samples were obtained from an equal number of healthy adults. Values for 36 routine items and 57 CPD items were obtained for each sample, and the results were categorized into six subgroups (N>39 in each subgroup) according to patient age (20-40, 41-60, and >60 yr) and gender (male and female), and compared with respect to age and gender differences. The majority of data items (22 of 36 routine CBC items and 44 of 57 CPD items) exhibited significant differences (P≤0.05) in their results with respect to age or gender, and several red cell-, lymphocyte-, and platelet-related data tended to decrease in women or older adults. These results provide a basis for establishing age- and gender-specific reference ranges for routine and CPD items in Sysmex XN-2000. Furthermore, these reference ranges could be used to determine clinical significance for new items of Sysmex XN-2000 in further studies. PMID:26915613

  20. National flags, national flag colors, and the well-being of countries

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    Amavilah, Voxi Heinrich

    2008-01-01

    This paper utilizes a simple production function model to assess the relative importance of national flags and national flag colors on the well-being of 93 nations in 2007. It finds that the existence of national flags affects well-being positively. Well-being is inelastic with respect to national flag colors. In other words, it is far more important to well-being to have a national flag than whether the flag is a certain color combination. There is considerable regional variation...

  1. Application and analysis of Sysmex XE-5000 automated blood cell analyzer for immature granulocyte%Sysmex XE-5000全自动血细胞分析仪在未成熟粒细胞中的分析和应用

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    黄建华; 翁羽飞; 姚志成; 陈江玲; 李林

    2013-01-01

    Objective:Toexplore the application of SysmexXE-5000 automatic hematology analyzer in calculating the proportion of routine blood immature myeloid percentage in clinical laboratory and provide basis for popularization of modern instruments.Methods:The test results of 50 routine blood specimens by SysmexXE-5000 automatic hematology analyzer were compared with those by the Swiss staining microscope visual method for correlation analysis.Results:SysmexXE-5000 blood cell analyzer can obtain within-run precision,inter-assay precision and accuracy of immature granulocytes percent count in the allowable range.The percentage of immature granulocytes by the instrument had obvious positive correlation with that by microscope.Conclusion:SysmexXE-5000 antomated blood cell analyzer for percentage count of routine blood immature granulocytes had good accuracy and good repeatability to meet the clinical requirements,so it can be used as screening method for fast and accurate classification of routine blood immature nmyeloid percentage.%目的:探讨SysmexXE-5000全自动血细胞分析仪对血常规中未成熟粒细胞百分比的应用,为现代化仪器的推广应用提供临床实验室依据.方法:将50份血常规标本的SysmexXE-5000全自动血细胞分析仪检测结果与瑞士染色显微镜目测法的结果进行相关性分析.结果:SysmexXE-5000全自动血细胞分析仪未成熟粒细胞百分比计数的批内精密度、批间精密度、准确度均在允许范围内,仪器对未成熟粒细胞百分比的结果与显微镜目测结果之间有显著正相关.结论:SysmexXE-5000全自动血细胞分析仪对血常规未成熟粒细胞百分比计数的准确性高,重复性好,可作为对血常规未成熟粒细胞百分比进行快速准确计数的筛选方法,为临床提高方便.

  2. Flag flutter in inviscid channel flow

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    Alben, Silas

    2014-01-01

    Using nonlinear vortex-sheet simulations, we determine the region in parameter space in which a straight flag in a channel-bounded inviscid flow is unstable to flapping motions. We find that for heavier flags, greater confinement increases the size of the region of instability. For lighter flags, confinement has little influence. We then compute the stability boundaries analytically for an infinite flag, and find similar results. For the finite flag we also consider the effect of channel walls on the large-amplitude periodic flapping dynamics. We find that multiple flapping states are possible but rare at a given set of parameters, when periodic flapping occurs. As the channel walls approach the flag, its flapping amplitude decreases roughly in proportion to the near-wall distance, for both symmetric and asymmetric channels. Meanwhile, its dominant flapping frequency and mean number of deflection extrema (or "wavenumber") increase in a nearly stepwise fashion. That is, they remain nearly unchanged over a wide...

  3. Synchronized flutter of two slender flags

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    Mougel, Jerome; Doare, Olivier; Michelin, Sebastien

    2016-01-01

    The interactions and synchronization of two parallel and slender flags in a uniform axial flow are studied in the present paper by generalizing Lighthill's Elongated Body Theory (EBT) and Lighthill's Large Amplitude Elongated Body Theory (LAEBT) to account for the hydrodynamic coupling between flags. The proposed method consists in two successive steps, namely the reconstruction of the flow created by a flapping flag within the LAEBT framework and the computation of the fluid force generated ...

  4. Electro-hydrodynamic synchronization of piezoelectric flags

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    Xia, Yifan; Doare, Olivier; Michelin, Sebastien

    2016-01-01

    Hydrodynamic coupling of flexible flags in axial flows may profoundly influence their flapping dynamics, in particular driving their synchronization. This work investigates the effect of such coupling on the harvesting efficiency of coupled piezoelectric flags, that convert their periodic deformation into an electrical current. Considering two flags connected to a single output circuit, we investigate using numerical simulations the relative importance of hydrodynamic coupling to electrodynam...

  5. American Colleges Raise the Flag in Vietnam

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    Overland, Martha Ann

    2009-01-01

    More than 30 years after the U.S. ambassador was airlifted from the embassy rooftop in Saigon with the flag tucked under his arm, a new American flag is going up in the city. This one won't be flying over the embassy. The Stars and Stripes, as well as the Texas state flag, are going up at the Saigon Institute of Technology, the only Vietnamese…

  6. Stability and scalability of piezoelectric flag

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    Wang, Xiaolin; Alben, Silas; Li, Chenyang; Young, Yin Lu

    2015-11-01

    Piezoelectric material (PZT) has drawn enormous attention in the past decades due to its ability to convert mechanical deformation energy into electrical potential energy, and vice versa, and has been applied to energy harvesting and vibration control. In this work, we consider the effect of PZT on the stability of a flexible flag using the inviscid vortex-sheet model. We find that the critical flutter speed is increased due to the extra damping effect of the PZT, and can also be altered by tuning the output inductance-resistance circuit. Optimal resistance and inductance are found to either maximize or minimize the flutter speed. The former application is useful for the vibration control while the latter is important for energy harvesting. We also discuss the scalability of above system to the actual application in air and water.

  7. 10 CFR 1002.21 - Description of distinguishing flag.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Description of distinguishing flag. 1002.21 Section 1002.21 Energy DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (GENERAL PROVISIONS) OFFICIAL SEAL AND DISTINGUISHING FLAG Distinguishing Flag § 1002.21 Description of distinguishing flag. (a) The base or field of the flag shall...

  8. 10 CFR 1002.22 - Use of distinguishing flag.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Use of distinguishing flag. 1002.22 Section 1002.22 Energy DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (GENERAL PROVISIONS) OFFICIAL SEAL AND DISTINGUISHING FLAG Distinguishing Flag § 1002.22 Use of distinguishing flag. (a) DOE distinguishing flags may be used only: (1) In the offices of...

  9. Coupled-flutter of two slender flags

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    Jérôme, Mougel; Sébastien, Michelin; Olivier, Doaré

    2015-11-01

    A flag in axial flow is subject to flutter instability that leads to large-amplitude flapping of the structure. When two flags are placed parallel to each other, they interact hydrodynamically leading to coupled dynamics of the system. The understanding of the possible dynamical regimes is crucial in the recent context of energy harvesting using piezoelectric fags. In this study, we consider coupled-flutter of two slender flags. Based on an extension of the famous model by Lighthill commonly called Large Amplitude Elongated Body Theory to the two-flags case, both linear and large-amplitude dynamics of such a coupled system will be presented.

  10. 应用Sysmex SE 9500定量分析外周血不成熟粒细胞

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    胡志德; 孔立新; 杨波; 孙黎; 王霞

    2008-01-01

    对外周血不成熟粒细胞(immature granulocyte,IG)进行分类计数能为多种血液病的诊断提供线索。目前IG的计数方法主要是涂片、瑞氏染色、显微镜检查分析判断各阶段IG占白细胞的百分比。我们通过对Sysmex SE 9500仪器服务器数据(service data)的综合分析,能对标本中的IG进行定量分析。

  11. 46 CFR 42.11-5 - Applications for load line assignments, surveys, and certificates for U.S.-flag vessels.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 2 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Applications for load line assignments, surveys, and certificates for U.S.-flag vessels. 42.11-5 Section 42.11-5 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND... U.S.-flag vessels. (a) Normally, the owner, master, or agent of a vessel shall apply in writing,...

  12. 78 FR 27982 - U.S. Flag Compliance With MARPOL Annex VI International Energy Efficiency (IEE) Requirements

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    2013-05-13

    ... SECURITY Coast Guard U.S. Flag Compliance With MARPOL Annex VI International Energy Efficiency (IEE... issuance of an International Energy Efficiency Certificate and the preparation of a Ship Energy Efficiency... Energy Efficiency Design Index. These requirements apply to all U.S. flag ships 400 gross tonnage...

  13. Electro-hydrodynamic synchronization of piezoelectric flags

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    Xia, Yifan; Doaré, Olivier; Michelin, Sébastien

    2016-08-01

    Hydrodynamic coupling of flexible flags in axial flows may profoundly influence their flapping dynamics, in particular driving their synchronization. This work investigates the effect of such coupling on the harvesting efficiency of coupled piezoelectric flags, that convert their periodic deformation into an electrical current. Considering two flags connected to a single output circuit, we investigate using numerical simulations the relative importance of hydrodynamic coupling to electrodynamic coupling of the flags through the output circuit due to the inverse piezoelectric effect. It is shown that electrodynamic coupling is dominant beyond a critical distance, and induces a synchronization of the flags' motion resulting in enhanced energy harvesting performance. We further show that this electrodynamic coupling can be strengthened using resonant harvesting circuits.

  14. Electro-hydrodynamic synchronization of piezoelectric flags

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    Xia, Yifan; Michelin, Sebastien

    2016-01-01

    Hydrodynamic coupling of flexible flags in axial flows may profoundly influence their flapping dynamics, in particular driving their synchronization. This work investigates the effect of such coupling on the harvesting efficiency of coupled piezoelectric flags, that convert their periodic deformation into an electrical current. Considering two flags connected to a single output circuit, we investigate using numerical simulations the relative importance of hydrodynamic coupling to electrodynamic coupling of the flags through the output circuit due to the inverse piezoelectric effect. It is shown that electrodynamic coupling is dominant beyond a critical distance, and induces a synchronization of the flags' motion resulting in enhanced energy harvesting performance. We further show that this electrodynamic coupling can be strengthened using resonant harvesting circuits.

  15. FLAG-SGH Sedov calculations

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    Fung, Jimmy [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Schofield, Sam [LLNL; Shashkov, Mikhail J. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2012-06-25

    We did not run with a 'cylindrically painted region'. However, we did compute two general variants of the original problem. Refinement studies where a single zone at each level of refinement contains the entire internal energy at t=0 or A 'finite' energy source which has the same physical dimensions as that for the 91 x 46 mesh, but consisting of increasing numbers of zones with refinement. Nominal mesh resolution: 91 x 46. Other mesh resolutions: 181 x 92 and 361 x 184. Note, not identical to the original specification. To maintain symmetry for the 'fixed' energy source, the mesh resolution was adjusted slightly. FLAG Lagrange or full (Eulerian) ALE was used with various options for each simulation. Observation - for either Lagrange or ALE, point or 'fixed' source, calculations converge on density and pressure with mesh resolution, but not energy, (not vorticity either).

  16. Worker flag. Independent Electrical Policy

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    This work analyses the initiative of privatization of the Mexican Electric Industry and also it is showed the incoherence of this mistaken proposal. Along the same line is analysed tthe situation of the National Electric Sector and the working process for the distinct types of electric generation just as the syndical and labor situations. In consequence it is proposed an Independent Electrical Policy, which includes the integration of the Nationalized Electric Industry, the syndical union and the Unique Collective Contract. The purpose of this work is to contribute to the success of the electrical and nuclear struggle always maintaining in rising position the red flag of the proletariat. The author considers that the privatization means mercantilization of the human necessities. The privatization is not inevitable at condition of to exercise consequently the political actions necessary through alternatives includes: the worker control of production, research, and the National Electric strike. (Author)

  17. Synchronized flutter of two slender flags

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    Mougel, Jerome; Michelin, Sebastien

    2016-01-01

    The interactions and synchronization of two parallel and slender flags in a uniform axial flow are studied in the present paper by generalizing Lighthill's Elongated Body Theory (EBT) and Lighthill's Large Amplitude Elongated Body Theory (LAEBT) to account for the hydrodynamic coupling between flags. The proposed method consists in two successive steps, namely the reconstruction of the flow created by a flapping flag within the LAEBT framework and the computation of the fluid force generated by this nonuniform flow on the second flag. In the limit of slender flags in close proximity, we show that the effect of the wakes have little influence on the long time coupled-dynamics and can be neglected in the modeling. This provides a simplified framework extending LAEBT to the coupled dynamics of two flags. Using this simplified model, both linear and large amplitude results are reported to explore the selection of the flapping regime as well as the dynamical properties of two side-by-side slender flags. Hydrodynam...

  18. 49 CFR 393.87 - Warning flags on projecting loads.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Warning flags on projecting loads. 393.87 Section... ACCESSORIES NECESSARY FOR SAFE OPERATION Miscellaneous Parts and Accessories § 393.87 Warning flags on... load marked with red or orange fluorescent warning flags. Each warning flag must be at least 457 mm...

  19. 10 CFR 1.57 - Use of NRC flag.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Use of NRC flag. 1.57 Section 1.57 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION STATEMENT OF ORGANIZATION AND GENERAL INFORMATION NRC Seal and Flag § 1.57 Use of NRC flag. (a) The use of the flag is restricted to the following: (1) On or in front of NRC...

  20. 14 CFR 1221.106 - Establishment of the NASA Flag.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 5 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Establishment of the NASA Flag. 1221.106... Program Identifiers, NASA Flags, and the Agency's Unified Visual Communications System § 1221.106 Establishment of the NASA Flag. The NASA Flags for interior and exterior use were created by the...

  1. 10 CFR 1.55 - Establishment of official NRC flag.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Establishment of official NRC flag. 1.55 Section 1.55 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION STATEMENT OF ORGANIZATION AND GENERAL INFORMATION NRC Seal and Flag § 1.55 Establishment of official NRC flag. The official flag is based on the design of the NRC...

  2. 14 CFR 1221.113 - Use of the NASA Flags.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 5 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Use of the NASA Flags. 1221.113 Section... Identifiers, NASA Flags, and the Agency's Unified Visual Communications System § 1221.113 Use of the NASA Flags. (a) The NASA Flag is authorized for use only as follows: (1) On or in front of NASA buildings....

  3. 46 CFR 282.11 - Ranking of flags.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 8 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Ranking of flags. 282.11 Section 282.11 Shipping... COMMERCE OF THE UNITED STATES Foreign-Flag Competition § 282.11 Ranking of flags. The operators under each principal foreign flag shall be ranked as predominant, secondary, etc., for the purpose of establishing...

  4. Dynamics of Flapping Flag in Axial Flow

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    Abderrahmane, Hamid Ait; Fayed, Mohamed; Gunter, Amy-Lee; Paidoussis, Michael P.; Ng, Hoi Dick

    2010-11-01

    We investigate experimentally the phenomenon of the flapping of a flag, placed within a low turbulent axial flow inside a small scale wind tunnel test section. Flags of different sizes and flexural rigidities were used. Image processing technique was used and the time series of a given point on the edge of the flag was analyzed. The stability condition of the flag was obtained and compared to the recent theoretical models and numerical simulations. Afterwards, the nonlinear dynamics of the flapping was investigated using nonlinear time series method. The nonlinear dynamics is depicted in phase space and the correlation dimension of the attractors is determined. On the basis of observations made in this study, some conclusions on the existing models were drawn.

  5. Flags in Space: NASA Symbols and Flags in the U.S. Manned Space Program

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    Platoff, Anne M.

    2014-01-01

    One of the most memorable images from the Apollo missions to the moon is the picture of the astronaut standing next to the U.S. flag.  Throughout the history of America’s space program flags have been prevalent symbols on space suits, spacecraft, and mission patches.  Since the early days of manned space flight “flown” flags have been used as mementos to commemorate important flights and to recognize the contributions of individuals to the success of the program.  Other symbols besides flags ...

  6. Rotational Crofton formulae for flagged intrinsic volumes

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    Auneau, Jeremy Michel

    integration is over all sections containing the fixed point origo. Our main result is a local stereological analogue to the well-known Crofton formula. More precisely, we derive geometric formulae that relate new flagged intrinsic volumes of a set with the flagged intrinsic volumes of its sections, . The...... development of a potential local stereological analogue of the famous principal kinematic formula is also discussed....

  7. Red flags in prospective contractors' financial statements.

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    Lee, Man-ying, Nicole

    1992-01-01

    Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. This thesis attempts to identify warning signals in the contractors financial statement, or 'red flags', which may be used to identify those prospective contractors who are likely to become delinquent in the performance of their contracts. A 'red flags' list compiled from the current literature was sent to financial analysts in the thirty-eight Financial Service Branches, Defense Contract Management Command Area Offices(FSDCMAOs) to d...

  8. Blue Flag: a Symbol of Environmental Protection

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    Ioan Petroman

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Blue Flag is a high standard symbol of environmental protection and it is awarded to the beaches and agreement ports by the Foundation of Education for the Environment. The beaches having been awarded this distinction warrant particular protection for their visitors, which is a particular point of tourism attractiveness: the result, they are preferred by tourists and, therefore, by tour operators selling tourism packages for the littoral. In 2009, Romanian beaches were not awarded any Blue Flags.

  9. Doubly indexed flag variety and fixed point set of a partial flag variety

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    FRESSE, Lucas

    2010-01-01

    We define a variety of doubly indexed flags, this is a smooth, projective variety, and we describe it as an iterated over Grassmannian varieties. On the other hand, we consider the variety of partial flags which are stabilized by a given nilpotent endomorphism. We partition this variety into locally closed subvarieties which are vector bundles over varieties of the aforedmentioned type.

  10. Oblique waves lift the flapping flag.

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    Hœpffner, Jérôme; Naka, Yoshitsugu

    2011-11-01

    The flapping of the flag is a classical model problem for the understanding of fluid-structure interaction: How does the flat state lose stability? Why do the nonlinear effects induce hysteretic behavior? We show in this Letter that, in contrast with the commonly studied model, the full three-dimensional flag with gravity has no stationary state whose stability can be formally studied: The waves are oblique and must immediately be of large amplitude. The remarkable structure of these waves results from the interplay of weight, geometry, and aerodynamic forces. This pattern is a key element in the force balance which allows the flag to hold and fly in the wind: Large amplitude oblique waves are responsible for lift. PMID:22181612

  11. Newton-Okounkov polytopes of flag varieties

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    Kiritchenko, Valentina

    2015-01-01

    We compute the Newton--Okounkov bodies of line bundles on the complete flag variety of GL_n for a geometric valuation coming from a flag of translated Schubert subvarieties. The Schubert subvarieties correspond to the terminal subwords in the decomposition (s_1)(s_2s_1)(s_3s_2s_1)(...)(s_{n-1}...s_1) of the longest element in the Weyl group. The resulting Newton--Okounkov bodies coincide with the Feigin--Fourier--Littelmann--Vinberg polytopes in type A.

  12. Dynamic Arc-Flags in Road Networks

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    D 'angelo, Gianlorenzo; Frigioni, Daniele; Vitale, Camillo

    2011-01-01

    International audience In this work we introduce a new data structure, named Road-Signs, which allows us to efficiently update the Arc-Flags of a graph in a dynamic scenario. Road-Signs can be used to compute Arc-Flags, can be efficiently updated and do not require large space consumption for many real-world graphs like, e.g., graphs arising from road networks. In detail, we define an algorithm to preprocess Road-Signs and an algorithm to update them each time that a weight increase operat...

  13. Discovering "The Italian Flag" by Fernando Melani (1907-1985).

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    Carlesi, Serena; Bartolozzi, Giovanni; Cucci, Costanza; Marchiafava, Veronica; Picollo, Marcello; La Nasa, Jacopo; Di Girolamo, Francesca; Dilillo, Marialaura; Modugno, Francesca; Degano, Ilaria; Colombini, Maria Perla; Legnaioli, Stefano; Lorenzetti, Giulia; Palleschi, Vincenzo

    2016-11-01

    In the occasion of the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the founding of Italy (1861-2011), it was decided to analyse the artwork "The Italian Flag" (La Bandiera Italiana) created by the artist Fernando Melani (Pistoia, 1907-1985), one of the precursors of the Poor Art artistic movement in Italy. This project is a follow-up to a previous study which was mainly focused on the pigments and dyes found in his home-studio. The main goal of this paper is to identify a correct diagnostic plan, based on the use of a combination of non-invasive and micro-invasive methodologies, in order to determine the state of preservation and define the best conservation procedures for a contemporary artwork. Visible, infrared and infrared false colour images as well as the Fibre Optic Reflectance Spectroscopy (FORS) technique were applied in situ to analyse The Italian Flag. Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS), Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) and micro-Raman spectroscopies, Pyrolysis-Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectroscopy (Py-GC/MS), High Performance Liquid Chromatography with Diode Arrays Detection (HPLC-DAD) and Mass Spectrometric Detection (HPLC-ESI-Q-ToF) were all applied to three small samples detached from the three painted (green-blue, white and red-yellow, respectively) areas of the flag. The combination of the data obtained with all these techniques made possible a comprehensive understanding of both the chemical composition and physical behaviour of the materials used by the artist and supported curators in defining the preventive conservation of this artwork. PMID:27267284

  14. Flags, Constitutions, and the well-being of nations

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    Amavilah, Voxi Heinrich

    2008-01-01

    This exploratory paper estimates the effects on well-being of two very important institutional symbols of 59 countries in 2007: national flags and constitutions. The results indicate that well-being responds positively to investment in material things as well as the existence of flags. However, nationalwell-being is highly inelastic with respect to measures of constitutions and national flag colors. In fact, nations with fewer flag colors, infrequent constitutional changes, and small constitu...

  15. 全自动血液分析仪Sysmex XE-2100与Abbott CD-3700的比较分析

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    范华杰; 凌励; 周道银

    2006-01-01

    目的比较分析Sysmex XE-2100和Abbott CD-3700 2类全自动血液分析仪各项检测参数结果的精确度和相关性.方法选取EDTA-K2抗凝静脉全血,对2台仪器进行精密度和相关性的检测.结果精密度测定,Sysmex XE-2100血细胞计数各参数变异系数(CV)值位于0.24%~3.56%之间,白细胞分类各参数CV值位于0.66%~37.04%之间;Abbott CD-3700血细胞计数各参数CV值位于0.30%~4.37%之间,白细胞分类各参数CV值位于0.92%~27.91%之间.2台仪器间血细胞计数各参数相关系数的平方(r2)位于0.931 2~0.998 7之间.结论 2台仪器各参数精密度符合设计范围,两者之间相关性较好.

  16. Stability and scalability of piezoelectric flags

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    Wang, Xiaolin; Alben, Silas; Li, Chenyang; Young, Yin Lu

    2016-02-01

    We investigate the effect of piezoelectric material on the flutter speed, vibration mode and frequency, and energy harvesting power and efficiency of a flexible flag in various fluids. We develop a fully coupled fluid-solid-electric model by combining the inviscid vortex sheet model with a linear electro-mechanical coupling model. A resistance only circuit and a resonant resistance-inductance (RL) circuit are considered. For a purely resistive circuit, an increased electro-mechanical coupling factor results in an increased flutter speed, vibration frequency, averaged electric power, and efficiency. A consistent optimal resistance is found that maximizes the flutter speed and the energy harvesting power. For a resonant RL circuit, by tuning the inductance to match the circuit frequency to the flag's vibration frequency, the flutter speed can be greatly decreased, and a larger averaged power and efficiency are obtained. We also consider a model scale setup with several commonly used commercial materials for operating in air and water. Typical ranges of dimensionless parameters are obtained for four types of material that span a wide range of solid density and rigidity values. We find that the resistance only circuit is more effective when the flag is placed in a lighter fluid (e.g., air), while the RL circuit is able to reduce the flutter speed when the flag is placed in a heavier fluid (e.g., water).

  17. Race Discourse and the US Confederate Flag

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    Holyfield, Lori; Moltz, Matthew Ryan; Bradley, Mindy S.

    2009-01-01

    Research reveals that racial hierarchies and "color-blind" racism is maintained through discourse. The current study utilizes exploratory data from focus groups in a predominantly white southern university in the United States to examine race talk, the Confederate Flag, and the construction of southern white identity. Drawing from critical…

  18. Solutions to the Triangular Bicycle Flags Problem

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    Hartweg, Kim

    2005-01-01

    Students in a fifth-grade general education class and a second-grade gifted class participated in the Triangular Bicycle Flags problem. The results indicated that providing students with geometric experiences at the correct van Hiele level is necessary for helping students move from one level of understanding to the next.

  19. 14 CFR 121.557 - Emergencies: Domestic and flag operations.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 3 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Emergencies: Domestic and flag operations... OPERATING REQUIREMENTS: DOMESTIC, FLAG, AND SUPPLEMENTAL OPERATIONS Flight Operations § 121.557 Emergencies: Domestic and flag operations. (a) In an emergency situation that requires immediate decision and action...

  20. 14 CFR 121.661 - Initial approach altitude: Flag operations.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 3 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Initial approach altitude: Flag operations... OPERATING REQUIREMENTS: DOMESTIC, FLAG, AND SUPPLEMENTAL OPERATIONS Dispatching and Flight Release Rules § 121.661 Initial approach altitude: Flag operations. When making an initial approach to a...

  1. 36 CFR 520.10 - Placards, signs, banners, and flags.

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    2010-07-01

    ... flags. 520.10 Section 520.10 Parks, Forests, and Public Property SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION RULES AND... § 520.10 Placards, signs, banners, and flags. The displaying or carrying of placards, signs, banners, or flags is prohibited unless officially authorized....

  2. 36 CFR 504.9 - Placards, signs, banners and flags.

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    2010-07-01

    ... flags. 504.9 Section 504.9 Parks, Forests, and Public Property SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION RULES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS § 504.9 Placards, signs, banners and flags. The displaying or carrying of placards, signs, banners, or flags is prohibited unless...

  3. 14 CFR 121.595 - Dispatching authority: Flag operations.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 3 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Dispatching authority: Flag operations. 121... OPERATING REQUIREMENTS: DOMESTIC, FLAG, AND SUPPLEMENTAL OPERATIONS Dispatching and Flight Release Rules § 121.595 Dispatching authority: Flag operations. (a) No person may start a flight unless an...

  4. Divergent receiver responses to components of multimodal signals in two foot-flagging frog species.

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    Full Text Available Multimodal communication of acoustic and visual signals serves a vital role in the mating system of anuran amphibians. To understand signal evolution and function in multimodal signal design it is critical to test receiver responses to unimodal signal components versus multimodal composite signals. We investigated two anuran species displaying a conspicuous foot-flagging behavior in addition to or in combination with advertisement calls while announcing their signaling sites to conspecifics. To investigate the conspicuousness of the foot-flagging signals, we measured and compared spectral reflectance of foot webbings of Micrixalus saxicola and Staurois parvus using a spectrophotometer. We performed behavioral field experiments using a model frog including an extendable leg combined with acoustic playbacks to test receiver responses to acoustic, visual and combined audio-visual stimuli. Our results indicated that the foot webbings of S. parvus achieved a 13 times higher contrast against their visual background than feet of M. saxicola. The main response to all experimental stimuli in S. parvus was foot flagging, whereas M. saxicola responded primarily with calls but never foot flagged. Together these across-species differences suggest that in S. parvus foot-flagging behavior is applied as a salient and frequently used communicative signal during agonistic behavior, whereas we propose it constitutes an evolutionary nascent state in ritualization of the current fighting behavior in M. saxicola.

  5. Raising FLAGS: Renewing Core French at the Pre-service Teacher Level

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    Wendy Carr

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available A new program for core French teacher candidates called FLAGS (French Language and Global Studies was established at the University of British Columbia (UBC in 2007. The program is intended for those who are keen to teach core French and possess rudimentary proficiency in the language but may not necessarily have the same proficiency or prior coursework as candidates applying to existing French specialist cohorts. The FLAGS program begins with a five-week summer immersion experience through Explore! and then proceeds with UBC's regular Bachelor of Education program but with an added French conversation course, a core French methodology course and a core French practicum concentration (augmented, in some cases, with a three-week practicum in a francophone locale. FLAGS is intended to address the less than satisfactory state of elementary core French teaching and learning in British Columbia.

  6. SYSMEX XE-5000血液分析仪血小板准确计数的相关分析%Correlation analysis of SYSMEX XE-5000 hematology analyzer in counting platelet

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    张伟红; 陈斌; 蔡梦珊; 李结秋; 陈英姿; 黄乐升

    2014-01-01

    Objective To investigate the accuracy of platelet (PLT)counting which was influenced by erythrocyte fragments (FRC),red blood cell volume (MCV),PLT parameters [platelet distribution width (PDW),platelet-larger cell ratio (P-LCR)and platelet hematocrit (PCT)]and immature platelets (IPF)by SYSMEX XE-5000 hematology analyzer (XE-5000).Methods The 200 samples with no FRC were analyzed by XE-5000,and were classified into 4 groups and each group of 50 cases:A1 group (MCV 0.05).It showed no statistical significance between optics and manual method from A1,B1,C1,D1,A2,B2 and C2 groups (P >0.05 ).One case of naive patients with thrombocythemia was continuously observed for 5 d by the 3 methods,respectively.The results of electrical impedance analysis were less than those of optics and manual method.The results of manual method were relatively stable,and the results of electrical impedance analysis and optics increased with the mature of PLT.There existed giant PLT by microscopy.Conclusions When the samples of MCV <70 fL,FRC and PLT parameters shows "-"by XE-5000,and it should be measured by optics and smear microscopy.While the specimens with high IPF and many giant PLT under microscopy,they should be detected by manual method.%目的:探讨红细胞碎片(FRC)、红细胞体积(MCV)、血小板参数[血小板分布宽度(PDW)、大血小板比率(P-LCR)、血小板压积(PCT)]、幼稚血小板(IPF)对 SYSMEX XE-5000血液分析仪(简称 XE-5000)计数血小板(PLT)准确性的影响。方法选取采用 XE-5000电阻抗法检测无 FRC 的标本200例,按 MCV(<60、60~<70、70~<80、≥80 fL)分为4组(A1组、B1组、C1组、D1组,每组各50例);选取 MCV≥70 fL 且 FRC 分别为0.1%~0.99%(A2组)、≥1.0%(B2组)的标本各40例;选取 MCV≥70 fL 且无 FRC、PLT 参数(PDW、PCT、P-LCR)显示“-”(表示检测不出结果)的标本50例(C2组),分别采用电阻抗

  7. Interaction of Two Flapping Flags in Axial Flow

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    Gunter, Amy-Lee; Fayed, Mohamed; Abderrahmane, Hamid Ait; Paidoussis, Michael P.; Ng, Hoi Dick

    2010-11-01

    The flapping of two parallel flags in axial low turbulence flow is investigated experimentally inside a small scale wind tunnel test section. The variables of the problem are the size and flexural rigidity of the flags, and the distance that separates the two flags. The flow velocity represents the control parameter that governs the coupling and flapping mode of the flags. Two flapping modes, in-phase and out-of-phase modes, were observed in the experiment. Image processing technique was used and the time series of a given point on the flag edge was analyzed. The stability condition of the flags was obtained and compared to the recent theoretical models. The dynamics of the coupling between the two flags is also studied.

  8. Stability and scalability of piezoelectric flags

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    Wang, Xiaolin; Li, Chenyang; Young, Yin Lu

    2015-01-01

    We investigate the effect of piezoelectric (PZT) material on the flutter speed, vibration mode and frequency, and energy harvesting power and efficiency of a flexible flag in various fluids. We develop a fully coupled fluid-solid-electric model by combining the inviscid vortex sheet model with a linear electro-mechanical coupling model. A resistance only circuit and a resonant resistance-inductance (RL) circuit are considered. For a purely resistive circuit, an increased electro-mechanical coupling factor results in an increased flutter speed, vibration frequency, averaged electric power and efficiency. A consistent optimal resistance is found that maximizes the flutter speed and the energy harvesting power. For a resonant RL circuit, by tuning the inductance to match the circuit frequency to the flag's vibration frequency, the flutter speed can be greatly decreased, and a larger averaged power and efficiency are obtained. We also consider a model scale set-up with several commonly used commercial materials f...

  9. Singularity Classes of Special 2-Flags

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    Piotr Mormul

    2009-01-01

    In the paper we discuss certain classes of vector distributions in the tangent bundles to manifolds, obtained by series of applications of the so-called generalized Cartan prolongations (gCp). The classical Cartan prolongations deal with rank-2 distributions and are responsible for the appearance of the Goursat distributions. Similarly, the so-called special multi-flags are generated in the result of successive applications of gCp's. Singularities of such distributions turn out to be very ric...

  10. Six Flags over Luna: The Role of Flags in Moon Landing Conspiracy Theories

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    Platoff, Anne M.

    2011-01-01

    According to historians, twelve American astronauts explored the surface of the Moon between 1969 and 1972.  During their time on the lunar surface each Apollo crew deployed a special flag pole, leaving a total of six American flags on the surface of the Moon.  Or did they?  Since the 1970s conspiracy theories have emerged which claim that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) faked the moon landings.  Much of the evidence used by the conspiracy theorists consists of photog...

  11. Partially flagged parallel manipulators: singularity charting and avoidance

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    Alberich-Carramiñana, Maria; Garolera, Marçal; Thomas, Federico; Torras, Carme

    2009-01-01

    There are only three 6-SPS parallel manipulators with triangular base and platform: the octahedral, the flagged, and the partially-flagged studied in this paper. The forward kinematics of the octahedral manipulator is algebraically intricate, while those of the other two can be solved by three trilaterations. As an additional nice feature, the flagged manipulator is the only parallel platform for which a cell decomposition of its singularity locus has been derived. Here we prove that the part...

  12. Pinned-flags of some operations on fuzzy subgroups

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    B. B. Makamba; V. Murali

    2005-01-01

    Fuzzy subgroups of finite groups have been treated recently using the concept of pinned-flags. In this paper, we consider the operations of intersection, sum, product, and quotient of fuzzy subgroups of finite abelian groups in general, in terms of pinned-flags. We develop algorithms to construct pinned-flags of fuzzy subgroups corresponding to these operations and prove their validity. We illustrate some applications of such algorithms.

  13. Interaction between two side-by-side inverted flags

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    Huertas-Cerdeira, Cecilia; Fan, Boyu; Barizien, Antoine; Gharib, Morteza

    2015-11-01

    The inverted flag instability occurs when an elastic plate that is free at its leading edge and clamped at its trailing edge is subjected to an axial wind. The oscillating motion that follows has received recent attention. However, previous studies have focused on the dynamics of a single flag even though these are rarely found isolated in natural phenomena, such as the fluttering of leaves in the wind. The interaction between two side-by-side inverted flags has been investigated, analyzing the effects of the distance between flags and the wind speed. Both in-phase and anti-phase coupling have been observed for different ranges of these parameters.

  14. Divisors on graphs, Connected flags, and Syzygies

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    Mohammadi, Fatemeh; Shokrieh, Farbod

    2013-01-01

    We study the binomial and monomial ideals arising from linear equivalence of divisors on graphs from the point of view of Gr\\"obner theory. We give an explicit description of a minimal Gr\\"obner bases for each higher syzygy module. In each case the given minimal Gr\\"obner bases is also a minimal generating set. The Betti numbers of the binomial ideal and its natural initial ideal coincide and they correspond to the number of 'connected flags' in the graph. In particular the Betti numbers are ...

  15. Discussion of current Chinese flag issure

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    姜凯文

    2014-01-01

    Flag issue refers to a question of what methodology to be adopted as a guiding ideology, and which road to take. Solving the problem correctly concerns to the prospect and fortune of our nation. In the tide of economic globalization and world multi-polarization, that means we must hold high the great banner of socialism with Chinese characteristics, implement the scientific approach on the development comprehensively, change all the wrong ideas, and don’t copy “western”mode blindly, to make the right direction of banner deeply into the hearts of people.

  16. And another thing - flags of convenience

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    Crude oil being shipped around the world, when spilled, is a threat to the environment unlike any other commodity, save perhaps for radioactive materials. Therefore, if the oil industry expects to be taken seriously in its role of protecting the environment, it must assume responsibility for its product from wellhead to consumer. Whilst there are many operators paying considerable attention to transportation issues - the largest of them using their own double-hulled tanker fleets - there still too many using ships unsuitable for the purpose, either because of age or the fact that they are single hulled vessels. These derelicts are kept in business by owners who have registered them in country's where inspections are a local joke, registration requires only a fraction of the fee charged by more conscientious nations, and taxes are low. Ships flying flags of convenience have no ties to any country, including the ones in which they are registered. The author says that it is up to the oil industry to clean up their act, for instance they could refuse to use ships that sail under a flag of convenience or single hulled vessels to move their product. The major and large independent companies learned some time ago that taking care of the environment is very much in their interest, and further that only they can do it effectively

  17. 14 CFR 121.535 - Responsibility for operational control: Flag operations.

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    2010-01-01

    ...: Flag operations. 121.535 Section 121.535 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION... AND OPERATIONS OPERATING REQUIREMENTS: DOMESTIC, FLAG, AND SUPPLEMENTAL OPERATIONS Flight Operations § 121.535 Responsibility for operational control: Flag operations. (a) Each certificate...

  18. 78 FR 17931 - Information Collection; Open Government Citizen Engagement Ratings, Rankings, and Flagging

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    2013-03-25

    ... ADMINISTRATION Information Collection; Open Government Citizen Engagement Ratings, Rankings, and Flagging AGENCY... regarding open government citizen engagement ratings, rankings, and flagging. DATES: Comments must be...- 0288, Open Government Citizen Engagement Ratings, Rankings, and Flagging, by any of the...

  19. Articulated arm and special multi-flags (corrected version)

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    Pelletier, F.; Slayman, M.

    2012-01-01

    In this paper we give a kinematical illustration of some distributions called special multi-flags distributions. Precisely we define the kinematic model in angular coordinates of an articulated arm constituted of a series of (n + 1) segments in Rk+1 and construct the special multi-flag distribution associated to this model.

  20. FIRE! A Red Flag Tap in Reclaiming Intervention

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    Bodnar, Brian

    2007-01-01

    "Red Flag Interventions" address problems which are imported from elsewhere and acted out towards persons who are in effect innocent bystanders. This is commonly seen as students "carry in" problems from the home or street to school, or they "carry over" conflicts from one class to the next. A third variation of Red Flag intervention is when a…

  1. General isotropic flags are general (for Grassmannian Schubert calculus)

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    Sottile, Frank

    2008-01-01

    We show that general isotropic flags for odd-orthogonal and symplectic groups are general for Schubert calculus on the classical Grassmannian in that Schubert cells defined by such flags meet transversally. This strengthens a result of Belkale and Kumar in arXiv:0708.0398.

  2. 38 CFR 3.1607 - Cost of flags.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Cost of flags. 3.1607 Section 3.1607 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ADJUDICATION Burial Benefits § 3.1607 Cost of flags. No reimbursement will be authorized for the cost of a burial...

  3. Tilting objects on twisted forms of some relative flag varieties

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    Novaković, Saša

    2015-01-01

    We prove the existence of tilting objects on generalized Brauer--Severi varieties, some relative flags and some twisted forms of relative flags. As an application we obtain tilting objects on certain homogeneous varieties of classical type and on certain twisted forms of homogeneous varieties of type $A_n$ and $C_n$.

  4. Universality for polynomial invariants on ribbon graphs with flags

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    Avohou, Remi C.; Geloun, Joseph Ben; Hounkonnou , Mahouton N.

    2013-01-01

    In this paper, we analyze the Bollobas and Riordan polynomial for ribbon graphs with flags introduced in arXiv:1301.1987 and prove its universality. We also show that this polynomial can be defined on some equivalence classes of ribbon graphs involving flag moves and that the new polynomial is still universal on these classes.

  5. Effects of morphology on the flapping dynamics of inverted flags

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    Fan, Boyu; Cosse, Julia; Sader, John; Gharib, Morteza

    2014-11-01

    The behavior of inverted flags has received recent attention in the study of the interaction of flexible bodies with fluid flows. It has implications in a variety of natural phenomena, such as the fluttering of leaves in the wind. As opposed to a conventional flag, defined by a fixed leading edge and a free trailing edge, an inverted flag has a free leading edge and a fixed trailing edge. The reversed flow orientation of inverted flags has led to a surprising observation. Over a narrow range of wind speeds, they exhibit a large-amplitude flapping motion that is not present in their conventional counterparts. Our study experimentally investigates the effects of flag morphology on the flapping behavior of inverted flags. Different flags ranging from rectangles to triangles are studied in a wind tunnel to assess the underlying parameters that govern their dynamics. We observe a significant shift in the limit-cycle flapping mode that is a function of flag shape parameters. This research is supported by the Lester Lees Aeronautics Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

  6. Structure of anti-FLAG M2 Fab domain and its use in the stabilization of engineered membrane proteins

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    The X-ray crystallographic analysis of anti-FLAG M2 Fab is reported and the implications of the structure on FLAG epitope binding are described as a first step in the development of a tool for the structural and biophysical study of membrane proteins. The inherent difficulties of stabilizing detergent-solubilized integral membrane proteins for biophysical or structural analysis demand the development of new methodologies to improve success rates. One proven strategy is the use of antibody fragments to increase the ‘soluble’ portion of any membrane protein, but this approach is limited by the difficulties and expense associated with producing monoclonal antibodies to an appropriate exposed epitope on the target protein. Here, the stabilization of a detergent-solubilized K+ channel protein, KvPae, by engineering a FLAG-binding epitope into a known loop region of the protein and creating a complex with Fab fragments from commercially available anti-FLAG M2 monoclonal antibodies is reported. Although well diffracting crystals of the complex have not yet been obtained, during the course of crystallization trials the structure of the anti-FLAG M2 Fab domain was solved to 1.86 Å resolution. This structure, which should aid future structure-determination efforts using this approach by facilitating molecular-replacement phasing, reveals that the binding pocket appears to be specific only for the first four amino acids of the traditional FLAG epitope, namely DYKD. Thus, the use of antibody fragments for improving the stability of target proteins can be rapidly applied to the study of membrane-protein structure by placing the short DKYD motif within a predicted peripheral loop of that protein and utilizing commercially available anti-FLAG M2 antibody fragments

  7. Transcriptome phase distribution analysis reveals diurnal regulated biological processes and key pathways in rice flag leaves and seedling leaves.

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    Full Text Available Plant diurnal oscillation is a 24-hour period based variation. The correlation between diurnal genes and biological pathways was widely revealed by microarray analysis in different species. Rice (Oryza sativa is the major food staple for about half of the world's population. The rice flag leaf is essential in providing photosynthates to the grain filling. However, there is still no comprehensive view about the diurnal transcriptome for rice leaves. In this study, we applied rice microarray to monitor the rhythmically expressed genes in rice seedling and flag leaves. We developed a new computational analysis approach and identified 6,266 (10.96% diurnal probe sets in seedling leaves, 13,773 (24.08% diurnal probe sets in flag leaves. About 65% of overall transcription factors were identified as flag leaf preferred. In seedling leaves, the peak of phase distribution was from 2:00am to 4:00am, whereas in flag leaves, the peak was from 8:00pm to 2:00am. The diurnal phase distribution analysis of gene ontology (GO and cis-element enrichment indicated that, some important processes were waken by the light, such as photosynthesis and abiotic stimulus, while some genes related to the nuclear and ribosome involved processes were active mostly during the switch time of light to dark. The starch and sucrose metabolism pathway genes also showed diurnal phase. We conducted comparison analysis between Arabidopsis and rice leaf transcriptome throughout the diurnal cycle. In summary, our analysis approach is feasible for relatively unbiased identification of diurnal transcripts, efficiently detecting some special periodic patterns with non-sinusoidal periodic patterns. Compared to the rice flag leaves, the gene transcription levels of seedling leaves were relatively limited to the diurnal rhythm. Our comprehensive microarray analysis of seedling and flag leaves of rice provided an overview of the rice diurnal transcriptome and indicated some diurnal regulated

  8. 脂肪乳对Sysmex XE-2100血液细胞分析仪网织红细胞检测的影响%The effects of fat emulsion on detection of the reticulocyte with Sysmex XE-2100 blood cell analyzer

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    郭奉洁; 赵利; 佟爱华; 匡铁吉

    2012-01-01

    目的 探讨脂肪乳对Sysmex XE-2100血液细胞分析仪中网织红细胞检测的影响.方法 在体外将健康志愿者血液样本与一定比例的脂肪乳混合,配制系列浓度的血液/脂肪乳混合液,于血液细胞分析仪上进行测试,观察不同浓度脂肪乳对网织红细胞(Ret)参数的影响.结果 随着脂肪乳浓度的增高,血液/脂肪乳混合液的Ret参数中的MFR、IFR以及PLT-O趋向升高.结论 脂肪乳会对血液细胞分析仪中网织红细胞测定产生影响.%Objective To evaluate the effects of fat emulsion on the detection of reticulocytes with Sysmex XE-2100 blood cell analyzer. Methods Blood samples from healthy volunteers were mixed with a certain percentage of fat emulsion in vitro to prepare a series of different concentrations of blood/fat emulsion mixture, then which were measured with blood cell analyzer to test the influence of different concentrations of fat emulsion on the reticulocyte parameters. Results As the concentration of the fat emulsion increased, the MFR, IFR and PLT-0 of reticulocyte parameters in blood/fat emulsion mixture were also increased. Conclusion Fat emulsion will influence the determination of reticulocyte in blood cell analyzer.

  9. Self-propulsion of a heaving and pitching flexible flag

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    Kim, Boyoung; Park, Sung Goon; Sung, Hyung Jin

    2015-11-01

    Flapping motions of flexible flags are widespread in nature. Birds, fish, and insects use their wings, fins, or bodies to stay afloat and to advance forward in the surrounding fluids. In the present study, a self-propelled flexible flag with heaving and pitching motions in a quiescent flow has been simulated by using the immersed boundary method. The flexible flag can move freely in the horizontal direction and the body of the flexible flag moves passively along the head. The motion of the head of the flag was described as a harmonic heaving oscillation in the vertical direction. The motion of the angle of the head was described as a harmonic oscillation with a moving clamped condition for the heaving and pitching flag. The cruising speed and the swimming efficiency of the self-propelled flag were determined as functions of the bending coefficient (γ) , the heaving amplitude (Ah) , the pitching amplitude (Ap) , the heaving frequency (St), and the phase difference (Δϕ) between Ah and Ap. We conducted a parametric study on the optimized the cruising speed and the swimming efficiency with respect to γ, St, Ah, Ap, and Δϕ

  10. Evaluation of Sysmex XT-4000i automated hematology analyzer in count and classification of neonatal leukocytes%SysmexXT-4000i血细胞分析仪在新生儿白细胞计数及分类中的应用评价

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    莫筠; 陈俭荣; 李新亮; 黄碧红; 方池送; 谭洪扬

    2015-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the accuracy of Sysmex XT-4000i automated hematology analyzer on neonatal leukocytes count and classification results.Methods 213 cases of neonatal blood specimens were analyzed respectively by Sysmex XT-4000i automated hematology analyzer and microscope counting and staining of two categories of methods.Results The instrument that immature granulocyte,primitive cell,shift to the left,three kind of tip in any one or more specimens have 112,accounted for 52.58% (112/213),and staining immature cell or shift to the left of the specimens was 91,accounted for 42.72% (91/213).The instrument to nucleated erythrocyte specimens were 109,accounting for 51.17% (109/213),and staining of nucleated erythrocyte were 66,accounting for 30.99% (66/213).Classify or classification of incomplete instrument failed to leukocytes were 11,ac-counting for 5.16% (11/213).When the specimens without nucleated erythrocytes interference or the number of nucleated eryth-rocytes is low [≤ 10/100 white blood cells(WBC)],Instruments on leukocyte count and manual counting results,there was not statistically significant differences between the two groups(P >0.05 ),when the sample number of nucleated erythrocytes (>10/100 WBC),When the specimens were nucleated erythrocyte number for a long time(>10/100 WBC),Instruments on leukocyte count and manual counting results,there was significant difference between the two groups(P <0.05).Correlation analysis on the instrument detection and manual dyeing classification of leukocytes,neutrophils,lymphocytes,monocytes,eosinophils,basophils, the correlation coefficient is respectively 0.95,0.93,0.78,0.86,0.14.Conclusion Some errors exist in Sysmex XT-4000i auto-mated hematology analyzer to count and classification of leukocytes.On neonatal blood tests should be carried out at the same time man-ual microscopy,and on the basis of nucleated erythrocytes were corrected,to ensure the clinical blood routine reporting results.%目的:评价Sysmex

  11. Flags of the night sky when astronomy meets national pride

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    Bordeleau, André G

    2014-01-01

    Many national flags display astronomical features–Sun, Moon, stars–but are they really based on existing astronomical objects? The United States flag sports 50 stars, one for each state, however none of them are linked to real stars. Further, the lunar crescent is often shaped like the Sun being eclipsed by the Moon. At times, stars are seen right next to the crescent, where the darkened disc of the moon should be! This book will present true astronomical objects and patterns highlighted on national flags and link informative capsules about these objects to the political reasons why they were chosen to adorn such an important symbol.

  12. Quantization of Flag Manifolds and their Supersymmetric Extensions

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    Murray, S; Murray, Sean; Saemann, Christian

    2006-01-01

    We first review the description of flag manifolds in terms of Pluecker coordinates and coherent states. Using this description, we construct fuzzy versions of the algebra of functions on these spaces in both operatorial and star product language. Our main focus is here on flag manifolds appearing in the double fibration underlying the most common twistor correspondences. After extending the Pluecker description to certain supersymmetric cases, we also obtain the appropriate deformed algebra of functions on a number of fuzzy flag supermanifolds. In particular, fuzzy versions of Calabi-Yau supermanifolds are found.

  13. 46 CFR 282.10 - Basis for determining foreign-flag competition.

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    ... 46 Shipping 8 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Basis for determining foreign-flag competition. 282.10... SERVICES IN THE FOREIGN COMMERCE OF THE UNITED STATES Foreign-Flag Competition § 282.10 Basis for determining foreign-flag competition. The foreign-flag competition shall form the basis for determining...

  14. 14 CFR 121.685 - Aircraft record: Domestic and flag operations.

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    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 3 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Aircraft record: Domestic and flag... OPERATING REQUIREMENTS: DOMESTIC, FLAG, AND SUPPLEMENTAL OPERATIONS Records and Reports § 121.685 Aircraft record: Domestic and flag operations. Each certificate holder conducting domestic or flag...

  15. 46 CFR 154.22 - Foreign flag vessel: Certificate of Compliance endorsement application.

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    ... 46 Shipping 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Foreign flag vessel: Certificate of Compliance... LIQUEFIED GASES General § 154.22 Foreign flag vessel: Certificate of Compliance endorsement application. (a... foreign flag vessel, whose flag administration issues IMO Certificates, must submit to the...

  16. 14 CFR 121.99 - Communications facilities-domestic and flag operations.

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    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 3 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Communications facilities-domestic and flag... OPERATING REQUIREMENTS: DOMESTIC, FLAG, AND SUPPLEMENTAL OPERATIONS Approval of Routes: Domestic and Flag Operations § 121.99 Communications facilities—domestic and flag operations. (a) Each certificate...

  17. 46 CFR 154.1802 - Certificates, letters and endorsements: Foreign flag vessels.

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    ... 46 Shipping 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Certificates, letters and endorsements: Foreign flag... Operations § 154.1802 Certificates, letters and endorsements: Foreign flag vessels. (a) No person may operate on the navigable waters of the United States a foreign flag vessel, whose flag administration...

  18. Mid-Columbia - Yellow-flag Iris Eradication 2014

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The project as described was to attempt to eradicate yellow-flag iris from Toppenish, McNary and Columbia National Wildlife Refuges using chemical and, where...

  19. Mid-Columbia - Yellow-flag Iris Control

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Yellow-flag iris is an escaped ornamental rhizomatous perennial herb that forms dense vegetative mats in riparian and wetland areas. These mats can displace most...

  20. Mid-Columbia - Eradication of Yellow-flag Iris 2013

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The project as described was to attempt to eradicate yellow-flag iris from Toppenish, McNary and Columbia National Wildlife Refuges using chemical and, where...

  1. Flag Bicolorings, Pseudo-Orientations, and Double Covers of Maps

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    Koike, Hiroki; Pellicer, Daniel; Raggi, Miguel; Wilson, Steve

    2013-01-01

    This paper discusses consistent flag bicolorings of maps and maniplexes, in their own right and as generalizations of orientations and pseudo-orientations. Furthermore, a related doubling concept is introduced, and relationships between these ideas are explored.

  2. Phylogenetic trees and the tropical geometry of flag varieties

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    Manon, Christopher

    2012-01-01

    International audience We will discuss some recent theorems relating the space of weighted phylogenetic trees to the tropical varieties of each flag variety of type A. We will also discuss the tropicalizations of the functions corresponding to semi-standard tableaux, in particular we relate them to familiar functions from phylogenetics. We close with some remarks on the generalization of these results to the tropical geometry of arbitrary flag varieties. This involves the family of Bergman...

  3. Characteristic classes of flags of foliations and Lie algebra cohomology

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    Khoroshkin, Anton

    2013-01-01

    We prove the conjecture by Feigin, Fuchs and Gelfand describing the Lie algebra cohomology of formal vector fields on an $n$-dimensional space with coefficients in symmetric powers of the coadjoint representation. We also compute the cohomology of the Lie algebra of formal vector fields that preserve a given flag at the origin. The latter encodes characteristic classes of flags of foliations and was used in the formulation of the local Riemann-Roch Theorem by Feigin and Tsygan. Feigin, Fuchs ...

  4. Special 2-flags in lengths not exceeding four: a study in strong nilpotency of distributions

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    Mormul, Piotr; Pelletier, Fernand

    2010-01-01

    In the recent years, a number of issues concerning distributions generating 1- flags (called also Goursat flags) has been analyzed. Presently similar questions are discussed as regards distributions generating multi-flags. (In fact, only so-called special multi-flags, to avoid functional moduli.) In particular and foremost, special 2-flags of small lengths are a natural ground for the search of generalizations of theorems established earlier for Goursat objects. In the present paper we locall...

  5. Flag leaf senescence in high grain protein wheat genotypes

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    Bread wheat genotypes with higher grain protein (15 to 17%) were compared with the normal grain protein (13 to 14%), high yielding cultivar Kalyan Sona for grain yield, rate of flag leaf senescence and nitrogen loss from the flag leaf during the grain filling period. High grain protein genotypes showed higher rates of flag leaf senescence and nitrogen loss. Although the potential grain number per square metre was not significantly different, a lower grain yield of high grain protein genotypes was due to poor realization of the potential grain number. The rate of flag leaf senescence and the rate of nitrogen loss from the flag leaf were positively correlated with each other and with grain protein percentage. They showed a significant negative correlation with grain yield. It is hypothesized that the increased nitrogen demand of developing seeds with genetic potential for higher grain protein induces early mobilization and breakdown of foliage proteins, thereby reducing the photosynthetic capacity. Reduced assimilate supply, in turn, causes lower realization of the potential grain number, which ultimately contributes to a lower yield. (author)

  6. On the wake dynamics of flapping inverted flags

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    Gilmanov, Anvar; Sotiropoulos, Fotis; Cosse, Julia; Gharib, Mory

    2014-11-01

    As recently shown experimentally by Kim et al. (JFM, 2013), when a flexible flag with a fixed trailing edge (an inverted flag) is exposed to a uniform inflow it can exhibit complex structural response and rich fluid-structure interaction (FSI) dynamics. We employ a new FSI numerical method to carry out large-eddy simulation (LES) of inverted flags in the range where large-amplitude flapping instabilities have been found experimentally. The numerical method integrates the curvilinear immersed boundary (CURVIB) FSI method of Borazjani et al. (JCP, 2008) with the thin-shell, rotation-free, finite-element (FE) formulation of Stolarski et al. (Int. JNME, 2013) and is able to simulate FSI of flexible thin bodies undergoing oscillations of arbitrarily large amplitude. The dynamic Smagorinsky model is employed for subgrid scale closure and a wall model is employed for reconstructing velocity boundary conditions. Comparisons with the experimental data show that the simulations are able to capture the structural response of the flag with very good accuracy. The computed results are analyzed to elucidate the structure and dynamics of the massively separated, unsteady flow shed off the flag edges. This work is supported by the US Department of Energy and the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute.

  7. The evaluation of quantitative measurement of immature granulocyte in peripheral blood using Sysmex XE-2100 hematology analyzer%Sysmex XE-2100血细胞分析仪定量分析外周血幼稚粒细胞性能评价

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    王晓忠; 曾学辉; 莫莉; 周小梅

    2009-01-01

    目的 评价Sysmex XE-2100血细胞分析仪定量分析外周血幼稚粒细胞(IG)的性能.方法 选取202份XE-2100 IG报警值>200的样本,分别采用XE-2100和镜检分析IG%,评价两者之间相关性,选取5份不同IG%水平的样本进行XE-2100批内精密度(重复性)评价,分别选取8份标本在4℃和室温进行样本稳定性评价.结果 XE-2100分析IG%结果与镜检结果具有良好的相关性(γ=0.8382,P<0.001);5份不同IG%水平样本重复性的变异系数(CV)从4.93%到15.5%;XE-2100分析4℃和室温保存24小时内的样本结果稳定.结论 XE-2100定量分析外周血幼稚粒细胞性能良好,基本满足临床实验室要求.

  8. 14 CFR 121.467 - Flight attendant duty period limitations and rest requirements: Domestic, flag, and supplemental...

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    2010-01-01

    ... and rest requirements: Domestic, flag, and supplemental operations. 121.467 Section 121.467..., FLAG, AND SUPPLEMENTAL OPERATIONS Aircraft Dispatcher Qualifications and Duty Time Limitations: Domestic and Flag Operations; Flight Attendant Duty Period Limitations and Rest Requirements:...

  9. On geometry of curves of flags of constant type

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    Doubrov, Boris; Zelenko, Igor

    2011-01-01

    We develop an algebraic version of Cartan method of equivalence or an analog of Tanaka prolongation for the (extrinsic) geometry of curves of flags of a vector space $W$ with respect to the action of a subgroup $G$ of the $GL(W)$. Under some natural assumptions on the subgroup $G$ and on the flags, one can pass from the filtered objects to the corresponding graded objects and describe the construction of canonical bundles of moving frames for these curves in the language of pure Linear Algebr...

  10. Development of a validation algorithm for 'present on admission' flagging

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    Cheng Diana

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The use of routine hospital data for understanding patterns of adverse outcomes has been limited in the past by the fact that pre-existing and post-admission conditions have been indistinguishable. The use of a 'Present on Admission' (or POA indicator to distinguish pre-existing or co-morbid conditions from those arising during the episode of care has been advocated in the US for many years as a tool to support quality assurance activities and improve the accuracy of risk adjustment methodologies. The USA, Australia and Canada now all assign a flag to indicate the timing of onset of diagnoses. For quality improvement purposes, it is the 'not-POA' diagnoses (that is, those acquired in hospital that are of interest. Methods Our objective was to develop an algorithm for assessing the validity of assignment of 'not-POA' flags. We undertook expert review of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Australian Modification (ICD-10-AM to identify conditions that could not be plausibly hospital-acquired. The resulting computer algorithm was tested against all diagnoses flagged as complications in the Victorian (Australia Admitted Episodes Dataset, 2005/06. Measures reported include rates of appropriate assignment of the new Australian 'Condition Onset' flag by ICD chapter, and patterns of invalid flagging. Results Of 18,418 diagnosis codes reviewed, 93.4% (n = 17,195 reflected agreement on status for flagging by at least 2 of 3 reviewers (including 64.4% unanimous agreement; Fleiss' Kappa: 0.61. In tests of the new algorithm, 96.14% of all hospital-acquired diagnosis codes flagged were found to be valid in the Victorian records analysed. A lower proportion of individual codes was judged to be acceptably flagged (76.2%, but this reflected a high proportion of codes used Conclusion An indicator variable about the timing of occurrence of diagnoses can greatly expand the use of routinely coded data for hospital quality

  11. Constructing projective varieties in weighted flag varieties II

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    Qureshi, Muhammad Imran

    2014-01-01

    We give the construction of weighted Lagranngiann Grassmannians$wLGr(3,6)$ and weighted partial $A_3$ flag variety $wFl_{1,3}$ coming from the symplectic Lie group $Sp(6,\\mathbb C)$ and the general linear group $GL(4,\\mathbb C)$ respectively. We give general formulas for their Hilbert series in terms of Lie theoretic data. We use them as key varieties (Format) to construct some families of polarized 3-folds in codimension 7 and 9. At the end, we list all the distinct weighted flag varieties i...

  12. Persepsi Auditor atas Tingkat Efektivitas Red Flags untuk Mendeteksi Kecurangan

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    Ni Wayan Rustiarini

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The research aims to identify auditors perception of red flags effectiveness in fraud detecting and examine the influence of auditor demographic factorssuch as characteristics (gender, job position, auditor tenure, and competence (education, fraud experience, fraud training on auditor's perception. This research was done in Bali by survey of 84 auditors. By using multiple regression analysis, the result indicates that education, fraud experience, and fraud training have influence on auditor perception. Meanwhile, gender, job position, and auditor tenure do not have influence on auditor perception of red flags effectiveness.

  13. Groups of Flagged Homotopies and Higher Gauge Theory

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    Dolotin, Valery V.

    1999-01-01

    Groups $\\Pi_k(X;\\sigma)$ of "flagged homotopies" are introduced of which the usual (abelian for $k>1$) homotopy groups $\\pi_k(X;p)$ is the limit case for flags $\\sigma$ contracted to a point $p$. Calculus of exterior forms with values in algebra $A$ is developped of which the limit cases are differential forms calculus (for $A=\\bb R$) and gauge theory (for 1-forms). Moduli space of integrable forms with respect to higher gauge transforms (cohomology with coefficients in $A$) is introduced wit...

  14. Classic and mirabolic Robinson-Schensted-Knuth correspondence for partial flags

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    Rosso, Daniele

    2010-01-01

    In this paper we first generalize to the case of partial flags a result proved both by Spaltenstein and by Steinberg that relates the relative position of two complete flags and the irreducible components of the flag variety in which they lie, using the Robinson-Schensted-Knuth correspondence. Then we use this result to generalize the mirabolic Robinson-Schensted-Knuth correspondence defined by Travkin, to the case of two partial flags and a line.

  15. Flags of convenience: oil company fleet operating method

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    1980-02-01

    About 81% of international ocean-going tanker tonnage is concentrated under the flags of Liberia (about one-third of world tonnage), Japan, UK, Norway, Greece, France, US, Italy, Panama, and Spain, despite the fact that there are now more than 70 countries with tankers in their registries. Approximately 30% of world merchant ships fly flags of convenience, and approximately 35% of world tanker tonnage operates in those registries, or approximately 130 million dwt out of a total of 370 million dwt. Oil tankers are the major users of flags of convenience, with approximately 60% of total oil tonnage in these registries, including 114 million dwt out of Liberia's total 154 million dwt. Liberian tanker tonnage is three times larger than that of Japan, its nearest competitor, and approximately 35% of its fleet in 1979 were in the 0-5 y age group compared with 32% for the world fleet. According to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, ownership of the world tonnage flying flags of convenience is approximately 32% by the US, which is also the largest user, approximately 21% by Greece, approximately 17% by Hong Kong, approximately 9% by Japan, and 16% by 12 other countries.

  16. Classical solutions of a flag manifold sigma-model

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    Bykov, Dmitri

    2015-01-01

    We study a sigma-model with target space the flag manifold U(3)/U(1)^3. A peculiarity of the model is that the complex structure on the target space enters explicitly in the action. We describe the classical solutions of the model for the case when the worldsheet is a sphere CP^1.

  17. Moduli of Flags of Sheaves and their K-theory

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    Negut, Andrei

    2012-01-01

    We introduce moduli spaces of flags of sheaves on P^2, and use them to obtain functors between the derived categories of the usual moduli spaces of sheaves on P^2. These functors induce an action of the shuffle algebra on K-theory, by certain explicit formulas.

  18. 78 FR 23637 - Identity Theft Red Flags Rules

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    2013-04-19

    ... under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003, 72 FR 63718 (Nov. 9, 2007) (``2007 Adopting... transfer date. See Designated Transfer Date, 75 FR 57252 (Sept. 20, 2010). \\12\\ The Commissions' joint... Red Flags Rules, 77 FR 13450 (Mar. 6, 2012) (``Proposing Release''). For ease of reference, unless...

  19. Soccer-Speedball-Flag Football Guide. June 1974-June 1976.

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    Faber, Dolores, Ed.; And Others

    This guide, produced by the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport (NAGWS), is a collection of essays by various authors on soccer, speedball, and flag football. There is a separate section for each sport. In the section, the following topics are covered: goalkeeping, the use of tires as a teaching aid, skill testing, problem-solving…

  20. Soccer; Speedball; Flag Football, June 1976--June 1978. NAGWS Guide.

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    Messing, Anne, Ed.; And Others

    This guide for soccer, speedball, and flag football is one in a series of guides for 22 sports published by the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport (NAGWS). Guides contain information on NAGWS-approved playing rules, officials' ratings, articles on teaching, coaching and organization, rules governing national championships,…

  1. Tips to Increase Girls' Participation in Flag Football Units

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    Hannon, James C.; Ratliffe, Thomas

    2006-01-01

    Despite the apparent popularity of flag football as an activity in physical education class and football as an after-school offering for girls, studies related to gender stereotyping of sports have found overwhelming evidence indicating that football is perceived as a masculine activity among males and females in primary school, secondary school,…

  2. Modifying Flag Football for Gender Equitable Engagement in Secondary Schools

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    Kahan, David

    2008-01-01

    Flag or touch football is a popular activity unit in American secondary physical education curricula. However, unlike other sports its stigmatization as a masculine-typed activity and frequent inequitable distribution of game play opportunities at the skill positions (e.g., receiver, quarterback) results in the marginalization of female…

  3. Swedish Seafarers' Commitment to Work in Times of Flagging out

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    C. Hult

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available This study takes its departure in the difficulties to recruit and retain qualified senior seafarers in the Swedish shipping sector. The study focus is on seafarers' motivation at work for the specific shipping company (organizational commitment, and seafarers' motivation towards their occupation (occupational commitment, in times of flagging out. It was hypothesized that the youngest seafarers and the oldest may be most sensitive to foreign registration of ships. Statistical analyses were employed, using a survey material of 1,309 Swedish seafarers randomly collected in 2010 from a national register of seafarers. The results of the analyses show that flagging-out imposes a significant decline in organizational commitment for all seafarers. This decline is related to the perception of the social composition of crew. In addition, the oldest seafarers (age 55+ demonstrate diminished occupational commitment under a foreign flag. This decline is related to the degree of satisfaction with the social security structure. Occupational commitment among the youngest seafarers (age 19-30 is not affected by the nationality of flag. However, this type of commitment is decreasing by the time served on the same ship. This effect is partly related to a decline in satisfaction with the work content. In the concluding discussion, the findings are discussed in more details and recommendations are put forward.

  4. Quantum cohomology of flag manifolds and Toda lattices

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    We discuss relations of Vafa's quantum cohomology with Floer's homology theory, introduce equivariant quantum cohomology, formulate some conjectures about its general properties and, on the basis of these conjectures, compute quantum cohomology algebras of the flag manifolds. The answer turns out to coincide with the algebra of regular functions on an invariant lagrangian variety of a Toda lattice. (orig.)

  5. Quantum cohomology of flag manifolds and Toda lattices

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    Givental, A. [California Univ., Berkeley (United States). Dept. of Mathematics; Kim, B. [California Univ., Berkeley (United States). Dept. of Mathematics

    1995-04-01

    We discuss relations of Vafa`s quantum cohomology with Floer`s homology theory, introduce equivariant quantum cohomology, formulate some conjectures about its general properties and, on the basis of these conjectures, compute quantum cohomology algebras of the flag manifolds. The answer turns out to coincide with the algebra of regular functions on an invariant lagrangian variety of a Toda lattice. (orig.)

  6. 14 CFR 121.551 - Restriction or suspension of operation: Domestic and flag operations.

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    2010-01-01

    ...: Domestic and flag operations. 121.551 Section 121.551 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION... AND OPERATIONS OPERATING REQUIREMENTS: DOMESTIC, FLAG, AND SUPPLEMENTAL OPERATIONS Flight Operations § 121.551 Restriction or suspension of operation: Domestic and flag operations. When a...

  7. 14 CFR 121.569 - Equipment interchange: Domestic and flag operations.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 3 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Equipment interchange: Domestic and flag... OPERATING REQUIREMENTS: DOMESTIC, FLAG, AND SUPPLEMENTAL OPERATIONS Flight Operations § 121.569 Equipment interchange: Domestic and flag operations. (a) Before operating under an interchange agreement,...

  8. Robinson-Schensted-Knuth correspondence in the geometry of partial flag varieties

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    Rosso, Daniele

    2010-01-01

    In this paper we generalize to the case of partial flags a result proved both by Spaltenstein and by Steinberg that relates the relative position of two complete flags and the irreducible components of the flag variety in which they lie, using the Robinson-Schensted-Knuth correspondence.

  9. 14 CFR 121.541 - Operations schedules: Domestic and flag operations.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 3 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Operations schedules: Domestic and flag... OPERATING REQUIREMENTS: DOMESTIC, FLAG, AND SUPPLEMENTAL OPERATIONS Flight Operations § 121.541 Operations schedules: Domestic and flag operations. In establishing flight operations schedules, each...

  10. 46 CFR 252.22 - Substantiality and extent of foreign-flag competition.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 8 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Substantiality and extent of foreign-flag competition... WORLDWIDE SERVICES Operation § 252.22 Substantiality and extent of foreign-flag competition. (a) Type and tonnage groupings. Foreign-flag competition shall be determined, as of January 1 of the year...

  11. 14 CFR 121.465 - Aircraft dispatcher duty time limitations: Domestic and flag operations.

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    2010-01-01

    ...: Domestic and flag operations. 121.465 Section 121.465 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION... AND OPERATIONS OPERATING REQUIREMENTS: DOMESTIC, FLAG, AND SUPPLEMENTAL OPERATIONS Aircraft Dispatcher Qualifications and Duty Time Limitations: Domestic and Flag Operations; Flight Attendant Duty Period...

  12. 'Red flags of corruption'in world bank projects : an analysis of infrastructure contracts

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    Kenny, Charles; Musatova, Maria

    2010-01-01

    "Red flags" are indicators of potential issues regarding governance failure, collusion or corruption in projects. While some specific red flags can be powerful indicators of issues to be addressed, the hypothesis of this paper is that many proposed red flags are potentially too ubiquitous and randomly distributed to be useful as indicators of significant governance failure. The paper exami...

  13. 46 CFR 154.1801 - Certificates, letters, and endorsements: U.S. flag vessels.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Certificates, letters, and endorsements: U.S. flag... Operations § 154.1801 Certificates, letters, and endorsements: U.S. flag vessels. No person may operate a U.S. flag vessel unless the vessel has a Certificate of Inspection, issued under Subchapter D of...

  14. 10 CFR 1002.3 - Custody of official seal and distinguishing flags.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Custody of official seal and distinguishing flags. 1002.3 Section 1002.3 Energy DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (GENERAL PROVISIONS) OFFICIAL SEAL AND DISTINGUISHING FLAG General § 1002.3 Custody of official seal and distinguishing flags. The Secretary or his designee...

  15. 75 FR 66125 - Federal Land Managers' Air Quality Related Values Work Group (FLAG)

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    2010-10-27

    ... National Park Service Federal Land Managers' Air Quality Related Values Work Group (FLAG) AGENCY: National... FLAG Phase I Report--REVISED. The purpose of this notice is to announce the availability of the final revised FLAG report, and the accompanying Response to Public Comments document. The Federal Land...

  16. 41 CFR 301-10.133 - What is a U.S. flag air carrier?

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    2010-07-01

    ... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 4 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false What is a U.S. flag air carrier? 301-10.133 Section 301-10.133 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Travel Regulation... Carrier Transportation Use of United States Flag Air Carriers § 301-10.133 What is a U.S. flag air...

  17. 14 CFR 121.621 - Alternate airport for destination: Flag operations.

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    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 3 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Alternate airport for destination: Flag... OPERATING REQUIREMENTS: DOMESTIC, FLAG, AND SUPPLEMENTAL OPERATIONS Dispatching and Flight Release Rules § 121.621 Alternate airport for destination: Flag operations. (a) No person may dispatch an...

  18. 14 CFR 121.711 - Communication records: Domestic and flag operations.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 3 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Communication records: Domestic and flag... OPERATING REQUIREMENTS: DOMESTIC, FLAG, AND SUPPLEMENTAL OPERATIONS Records and Reports § 121.711 Communication records: Domestic and flag operations. Each certificate holder conducting domestic or...

  19. 78 FR 36311 - Flag Recognition Benefit for Fallen Federal Civilian Employees

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    ... June 17, 2013 Part II Office of Personnel Management 5 CFR Part 550 Flag Recognition Benefit for Fallen Federal Civilian Employees; Submission for Review: Application for U.S. Flag Recognition Benefit for... 550 RIN 3206-AM58 Flag Recognition Benefit for Fallen Federal Civilian Employees AGENCY: Office...

  20. On non-existence of full exceptional collections on some relative flags

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    Novaković, Saša

    2016-01-01

    In this short note we show that certain relative flags cannot have full exceptional collections. We also prove that some of these flags are categorically representable in dimension zero if and only if they admit a full exceptional collection. As a consequence, these flags are representable in dimension zero if and only if they have $k$-rational points.

  1. 10 CFR 1002.31 - Unauthorized uses of the seal and flag.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Unauthorized uses of the seal and flag. 1002.31 Section 1002.31 Energy DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (GENERAL PROVISIONS) OFFICIAL SEAL AND DISTINGUISHING FLAG Unauthorized Uses § 1002.31 Unauthorized uses of the seal and flag. The official seal and distinguishing...

  2. 14 CFR 121.555 - Compliance with approved routes and limitations: Domestic and flag operations.

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    2010-01-01

    ... limitations: Domestic and flag operations. 121.555 Section 121.555 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION...: CERTIFICATION AND OPERATIONS OPERATING REQUIREMENTS: DOMESTIC, FLAG, AND SUPPLEMENTAL OPERATIONS Flight Operations § 121.555 Compliance with approved routes and limitations: Domestic and flag operations. No...

  3. Flags of the Ukrainian Cossacks in the 16th – 18th centuries

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    Babkova Nadiya Vyacheslavivna

    2015-01-01

    The present article is devoted to creation and development of flags of the Ukrainian Cossacks in the 16th – 18th centuries. Several preserved documentations show the key motives of the Cossack flags. In the process of analyzing the Cossack flags we can highlight both autochthonous and borrowed heraldic elements.

  4. 14 CFR 121.395 - Aircraft dispatcher: Domestic and flag operations.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 3 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Aircraft dispatcher: Domestic and flag... OPERATING REQUIREMENTS: DOMESTIC, FLAG, AND SUPPLEMENTAL OPERATIONS Airman and Crewmember Requirements § 121.395 Aircraft dispatcher: Domestic and flag operations. Each certificate holder conducting domestic...

  5. 14 CFR 121.663 - Responsibility for dispatch release: Domestic and flag operations.

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    2010-01-01

    ...: Domestic and flag operations. 121.663 Section 121.663 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION... AND OPERATIONS OPERATING REQUIREMENTS: DOMESTIC, FLAG, AND SUPPLEMENTAL OPERATIONS Dispatching and Flight Release Rules § 121.663 Responsibility for dispatch release: Domestic and flag operations....

  6. 14 CFR 121.607 - Communication and navigation facilities: Domestic and flag operations.

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    2010-01-01

    ...: Domestic and flag operations. 121.607 Section 121.607 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION... AND OPERATIONS OPERATING REQUIREMENTS: DOMESTIC, FLAG, AND SUPPLEMENTAL OPERATIONS Dispatching and Flight Release Rules § 121.607 Communication and navigation facilities: Domestic and flag operations....

  7. 38 CFR 1.9 - Description, use, and display of VA seal and flag.

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    2010-07-01

    ... display of VA seal and flag. 1.9 Section 1.9 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS GENERAL PROVISIONS Department of Veterans Affairs Official Seal and Distinguishing Flag § 1.9 Description, use, and display of VA seal and flag. (a) General. This section describes...

  8. 46 CFR 154.17 - U.S. flag vessel: Certificate of Inspection endorsement.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false U.S. flag vessel: Certificate of Inspection endorsement... U.S. flag vessel: Certificate of Inspection endorsement. The Certificate of Inspection for a U.S. flag vessel allowed to carry a liquefied gas listed in Table 4 has the following endorsement for...

  9. FLAGCAL:A flagging and calibration package for radio interferometric data

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    Prasad, Jayanti

    2011-01-01

    We describe a flagging and calibration pipeline intended for making quick look images from GMRT data. The package identifies and flags corrupted visibilities, computes calibration solutions and interpolates these onto the target source. These flagged calibrated visibilities can be directly imaged using any standard imaging package. The pipeline is written in "C" with the most compute intensive algorithms being parallelized using OpenMP.

  10. A Rotational Crofton Formula for Flagged Intrinsic Volumes of Sets of Positive Reach

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    Auneau, Jeremy Michel

    A rotational Crofton formula is derived relating the flagged intrinsic volumes of a compact set of positive reach with the flagged intrinsic volumes measured on sections passing through a fixed point. In particular cases, the flagged intrinsic volumes defined in the present paper are identical to...

  11. 75 FR 82141 - Stakeholder Meetings Regarding the U.S.-Flag Great Lakes Fleet Revitalization Study

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    2010-12-29

    ... Maritime Administration Stakeholder Meetings Regarding the U.S.-Flag Great Lakes Fleet Revitalization Study... and comments to inform the Maritime Administration's U.S.-Flag Great Lakes Fleet Revitalization Study... different locations to maximize stakeholder participation. The U.S.-Flag Great Lakes Fleet...

  12. 48 CFR 52.247-63 - Preference for U.S.-Flag Air Carriers.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 2 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Preference for U.S.-Flag... Clauses 52.247-63 Preference for U.S.-Flag Air Carriers. As prescribed in 47.405, insert the following clause: Preference for U.S.-Flag Air Carriers (JUN 2003) (a) Definitions. As used in this...

  13. Reference genes for gene expression studies in wheat flag leaves grown under different farming conditions

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    Cordeiro Raposo Fernando

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Internal control genes with highly uniform expression throughout the experimental conditions are required for accurate gene expression analysis as no universal reference genes exists. In this study, the expression stability of 24 candidate genes from Triticum aestivum cv. Cubus flag leaves grown under organic and conventional farming systems was evaluated in two locations in order to select suitable genes that can be used for normalization of real-time quantitative reverse-transcription PCR (RT-qPCR reactions. The genes were selected among the most common used reference genes as well as genes encoding proteins involved in several metabolic pathways. Findings Individual genes displayed different expression rates across all samples assayed. Applying geNorm, a set of three potential reference genes were suitable for normalization of RT-qPCR reactions in winter wheat flag leaves cv. Cubus: TaFNRII (ferredoxin-NADP(H oxidoreductase; AJ457980.1, ACT2 (actin 2; TC234027, and rrn26 (a putative homologue to RNA 26S gene; AL827977.1. In addition of these three genes that were also top-ranked by NormFinder, two extra genes: CYP18-2 (Cyclophilin A, AY456122.1 and TaWIN1 (14-3-3 like protein, AB042193 were most consistently stably expressed. Furthermore, we showed that TaFNRII, ACT2, and CYP18-2 are suitable for gene expression normalization in other two winter wheat varieties (Tommi and Centenaire grown under three treatments (organic, conventional and no nitrogen and a different environment than the one tested with cv. Cubus. Conclusions This study provides a new set of reference genes which should improve the accuracy of gene expression analyses when using wheat flag leaves as those related to the improvement of nitrogen use efficiency for cereal production.

  14. Effect of Methanol on Photosynthesis and Chlorophyll Fluorescence of Flag Leaves of Winter Wheat

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    ZHENG Yue-jin; YANG Yue-qin; LIANG Shan-shan; YI Xian-feng

    2008-01-01

    Photosynthesis and chlorophyll a fluorescence parameters, photochemical efficiency of PS II (Fv/Fm), photochemical quenching of PS II (qP), nonphotochemical quenching of PS II (NPQ), maximum activity of PS II (Fv/Fo) as well as electron transport rate (ETR), and quantum yield of PS II (ΦPS II) were measured on flag leaves of the winter wheat treated by methanol at different concentrations. The results revealed that photosynthesis was greatly improved by methanol, as indicated by higher photosynthetic rates and stomatal conductance. The enhancement effect of methanol on photosynthesis was maintained for 3-4 days. Different methanol concentration treatments also increased intercellular CO2 concentration and transpiration rates. No significant decline was found in Fv/Fm, Fv/Fo, and ΦPS II, which revealed no photoinhibition during methanol application in different methanol concentrations. Methanol showing no apparent inhibitory effects indicated higher potential photosynthetic capacity of flag leaves of winter wheat. However, the increase in photosynthesis was not followed by an increase in the photosynthetic activity (Fv/Fm), and fluorescence parameters did not indicate an improvement in intercellular CO2 concentration and PS II photochemical efficiency compared with the control, thereby encouraging us to propose that lower leaf temperatures caused by applied methanol would reduce both dark respiration and photorespiration (most importantly), thus, increasing net CO2 uptake and photosynthetic rates.

  15. Energy harvesting efficiency of piezoelectric flags in axial flows

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    Michelin, Sebastien

    2012-01-01

    Self-sustained oscillations resulting from fluid-solid instabilities, such as the flutter of a flexible flag in axial flow, can be used to harvest energy if one is able to convert the solid energy into electricity. Here, this is achieved using piezoelectric patches attached to the surface of the flag that convert the solid deformation into an electric current powering purely resistive output circuits. Nonlinear numerical simulations in the slender-body limit, based on an explicit description of the coupling between the fluid-solid and electric systems, are used to determine the harvesting efficiency of the system, namely the fraction of the flow kinetic energy flux effectively used to power the output circuit, and its evolution with the system's parameters. The role of the tuning between the characteristic frequencies of the fluid-solid and electric systems is emphasized, as well as the critical impact of the piezoelectric coupling intensity. High fluid loading, classically associated with destabilization by ...

  16. Recommended documentation plan for the FLAG and CHEMFLUB computer codes

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    None

    1983-09-02

    Reviews have been conducted on both FLAG and CHEMFLUB's documentation and computer codes. The documentation of both models is: (1) incomplete, (2) confusing, (3) not helpful to the reader, (4) filled with extraneous information and (5) lack claimed versatility in analyzing coal gasifier systems. The documentation is such that the computer coding itself must be used as a reference to complete the documentation. Once the codes are set up they are relatively easy to run. We have exercised both of them. Most of our efforts thus far have been concentrated on FLAG because of its importance and complexity. FLAG in its present form can not be expected to yield meaningful data applicable to coal gasifier systems. The reasons for this are twofold. First, the model is incorrect in describing some aspects of fluid particle behavior in coal gasifier systems. Second, the numerical formulation/solution methodology is incorrectly implemented and introduces spurious numerical effects, thereby obscuring the physics of the model. In brief, this means that resulting calculations are not correctly related to the physics. CHEMFLUB, while less extensively exercised, shows that it should be no surprise that CHEMFLUB is best utilized as a tool for generating first approximations. We have concluded from these reviews that we cannot perform meaningful comparisons as required under tasks 3.3, 3.4, and 3.5 without first reconstructing and correcting when necessary the physical/numerical models. A plan is presented for accomplishing this reconstruction/modification.

  17. Flapping dynamics of a flexible flag in a uniform flow

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    Hwa Lee, Jae; Jin Sung, Hyung [Department of Mechanical Engineering, KAIST 291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-701 (Korea, Republic of); Huang, Wei-Xi, E-mail: hjsung@kaist.ac.kr, E-mail: hwx@tsinghua.edu.cn [Department of Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China)

    2014-10-01

    Numerical simulations using the immersed boundary method were performed to investigate the flapping dynamics of a flexible flag in a uniform flow. The relevant parameters related to the problem are the mass ratio (ρ=ρ{sub 1}/ρ{sub f}L), the bending rigidity of the flag (K{sub B}=EI/ρ{sub f}U{sub ∞}{sup 2}L{sup 3}) and the Reynolds number (Re=U{sub ∞}L/ν), where ρ{sub 1} denotes the line density difference between the flag and the surrounding fluid. By varying the parameters over the ranges 0 not <= ρ not <= 10 and 10{sup -4} not < = K{sub B} not <= 10{sup -1} for Re = 200, we identified three dynamical states: the stretched–straight state (I), the regular flapping state (II), and the irregular flapping state (III) with a region in which violent snapping events occurred, characterized by rapid changes in velocity, tension and drag. The description of the flapping dynamics at each dynamic state was provided through a sequence of time-evolving instantaneous fields, and was examined in detail with respect to the frequency and the energy rank based on the dynamic mode decomposition technique. Furthermore, the hysteresis phenomena with varying the mass ratio and the Reynolds number was examined, and the results showed that the hysteresis loop width was varied for approximately 20–65%, depending on the values of the relevant parameters employed. (paper)

  18. Vortex dynamics and flapping patterns of the inverted flag with a bluff body

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    Kim, Hyeonseong; Kim, Junyoung; Kim, Daegyoum

    2015-11-01

    Flow-induced vibration of flexible structures for energy harvesting has drawn attention recently. The inverted flag whose trailing edge is clamped and leading edge is free to move was known to self-excite in a uniform flow of both water and air. In this study, we investigated the effect of an upstream bluff body, a flat plate, on the dynamics of the downstream inverted flag. Periodic vortical structures created by an upstream bluff body make the dynamics of the inverted flag quite different from those of the inverted flag without the bluff body. We examined the motion of the inverted flag by varying the relative displacement of the inverted flag from the bluff body and their relative size. Our results show that the inverted flag can flap with higher frequency and larger amplitude with the upstream bluff body. We also compared the dynamics of the inverted flag with those of the general flag with the upstream bluff body. In order to better understand the dynamics of the flag, the analysis of the flow patterns using particle image velocimetry was also conducted.

  19. The Faculty Learning About Geriatrics (FLAG) program: bringing together experts in geriatric nursing education.

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    Edelstein, Janice A; Cheung, Corjena K; Voss, Jo A; Kaas, Merrie J

    2011-08-01

    Strengthening geriatric content in schools of nursing is a key initiative for the Minnesota Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence. The first Faculty Learning About Geriatrics (FLAG) program was implemented in the summer of 2008. Selected nursing faculty from across the Upper Midwest and tribal colleges have successfully completed the FLAG program in the last 2 years. Participants completed a 5-day summer institute at the University of Minnesota and a 1-year mentorship program. The FLAG program is designed to broaden expertise in geriatric nursing through building teaching and academic leadership skills and to increase content knowledge through collaboration with academic and geriatric leaders. This article provides an overview of the educational experience of FLAG participants who have earned the title of FLAG program fellow. The perspectives of the FLAG mentors and fellows are highlighted. PMID:21598851

  20. Simplicial complexes, Demi-matroids, Flag of linear codes and pair of matroids.

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    Zubair, Ali

    2015-01-01

    We first describe linear error-correcting codes, and show how many of their most important properties are determined by their associated matroids . We also introduce the simplicial complex of the independent sets of a matroid. We then proceed to study flags of linear codes, and recall the definition of demi-matroids, and how such demi-matroids associated to flags can describe important properties of these flags, analogous to how individual codes are described by associated matroids. We als...

  1. An Upper Bound Theorem for a Class of Flag Weak Pseudomanifolds

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    Adamaszek, M.

    2013-01-01

    If K is an odd-dimensional flag closed manifold, flag generalized homology sphere or a more general flag weak pseudomanifold with sufficiently many vertices, then the maximal number of edges in K is achieved by the balanced join of cycles. The proof relies on stability results from extremal graph theory. In the case of manifolds we also offer an alternative (very) short proof utilizing the non-embeddability theorem of Flores. The main theorem can also be interpreted without the topological co...

  2. Dynamic Black-Level Correction and Artifact Flagging for Kepler Pixel Time Series

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    Kolodziejczak, J. J.; Clarke, B. D.; Caldwell, D. A.

    2011-01-01

    Methods applied to the calibration stage of Kepler pipeline data processing [1] (CAL) do not currently use all of the information available to identify and correct several instrument-induced artifacts. These include time-varying crosstalk from the fine guidance sensor (FGS) clock signals, and manifestations of drifting moire pattern as locally correlated nonstationary noise, and rolling bands in the images which find their way into the time series [2], [3]. As the Kepler Mission continues to improve the fidelity of its science data products, we are evaluating the benefits of adding pipeline steps to more completely model and dynamically correct the FGS crosstalk, then use the residuals from these model fits to detect and flag spatial regions and time intervals of strong time-varying black-level which may complicate later processing or lead to misinterpretation of instrument behavior as stellar activity.

  3. 急诊化验室SYSMEX XS-800i自动血细胞分析及白细胞分类复检规则的建立和评价%Review criteria for automated complte blood count and WBC differential analysis by Emergency laboratory Sysmex XS-800i hematology analyzer

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    于修文; 姚娟; 汪国庆

    2011-01-01

    目的 参考国内XE-2100血细胞分析复检标准制定协作组23条规则,建立适合本院SYSMEX XS-800i急诊化验自动血细胞分析及白细胞分类复检规则.方法 随机检测患者标本共2 542例(初诊标本1 962例,复诊标本490例),同时涂片镜检和白细胞人工分类.根据急诊化验复检规则计算出真阳性、真阴性、假阳性和假阴性的比率及复检率.然后检测248例患者标本对规则进行验证.根据国内XE-2100血细胞分析复检标准制定协作组23条规则和涂片镜检阳性规则,将Q-flags阳性范围中减少了4条提示信息,删除了MCV、MCHC、RDW 3个项目,根据实际修改了WBC、Hb、PLT阳性范围、WBC分类(中性粒细胞、淋巴细胞,单核细胞、嗜酸粒细胞、嗜碱粒细胞)直接采用比率方式表达以及在原始细胞和幼稚粒细胞阳性时,增加了人工分类计数.结果 对国内XE-2100血细胞分析复检标准制定协作组23条规则和涂片镜检阳性规则检测结果 进行统计学分析,真阳性率10.24%(251/2 452)、假阳性率21.17% (519/2 452)、真阴性率66.76%(1 637/2 452)、假阴性率1.84%(45/2 452),复检率31.42%.急诊复检规则的真阳性率7.95%(196/2 452),假阳性率10.36%(254/2 452),真阴性率78.34%(1921/2 452),假阴性率3.19率%(81/2 452).验证实验结果 表明:真阳性率53.23%(132/248)、假阳性率16.13%(40/248)、真阴性率27.02%(67/248)、假阴性率3.63%(9/248),无白血病细胞漏检.结论 建立适合急诊化验实际和自动血细胞分析仪性能特点的血细胞分析及白细胞分类复检规则具有重要意义,保证质量,提高效率.%Reference to the XE 2100 blood cell analysis or review collaborative group of 23 standard setting rules,establish appropriate hospital emergency department laboratory SYSMEX XS 800i automatic white blood cell analysis and classification of re examination rules. Methods A total of 2542 cases of patients were measured specimens (1962 samples were

  4. Astronaut John Young leaps from lunar surface to salute flag

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    1972-01-01

    Astronaut John W. Young, commander of the Apollo 16 lunar landing mission, leaps from the lunar surface as he salutes the U.S. Flag at the Descartes landing site during the first Apollo 16 extravehicular activity (EVA-1). Astronaut Charles M. Duke Jr., lunar module pilot, took this picture. The Lunar Module (LM) 'Orion' is on the left. The Lunar Roving Vehicle is parked beside the LM. The object behind Young in the shade of the LM is the Far Ultraviolet Camera/Spectrograph. Stone Mountain dominates the background in this lunar scene.

  5. Remembering Benedict Anderson through his Under Three Flags

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    Ivarsson, Søren

    2016-01-01

    This is a revised version of a public lecture delivered at Faculty of Humanities, Chiang Mai University, on 10th February 2016. Drawing on a broad section of Anderson’s texts, I seek to qualify his analysis of the rise of anticolonial nationalism. Hereby I will not only be challenging the critiqu...... of Anderson’s approach raised by, among others, Partha Chatterjee. I will also situate Under Three Flags within Anderson’s body of work and highlight how it is an important sequel to the much more famous Imagined Communities....

  6. XE-2100全自动血细胞分析仪分类报警的验证%The verification of abnormal whole blood cell classification with the Sysmex XE-2100 automated hematology analyzer

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    熊志刚; 曾谨忱

    2013-01-01

    Objective To verify the accuracy of abnormal warning of the Sysmex XE-2100 automated hematology analyzer for whole blood cell count and classification. Methods Three hundred eighty-nine samples,which were determined to be abnormal by the analyzer, were stained and optical examined with microscope, and then the results were compared between the two methods. Results The sensitivity( % ) of microscopic examination for classification of atypical lymphocyte( ATYP) ,nucleated red blood cell( NRBC) , increase or decrease in mononuclear cells(M) ,immature granulocyte(IG) ,white blood cell count(WBC) ,lymphocyte count(L) ,micro-erythrocyte( MICRO) and macro-erythrocyte( MACRO) were 71. 79,90. 91,78. 57,91. 03,95. 00,96. 55 and 100. 00, respectively, while the specificity( % ) were 94. 29,98. 41,98. 06,91. 03 ,99. 31,99. 44 and 99. 13 , respectively. Conclusions The microscopic examination based on the IP information provided by the Sysmex XE-2100 and the information of patients can accurately screen positive samples. The combination of the two methods can provide timely, accurate, and reliable laboratory data for the clinicians.%目的 验证Sysmex XE-2100全自动血细胞分析仪对全血细胞计数及分类异常提示的准确性.方法 将XE-2100全自动血细胞分析仪IP信息提示报警的389例样本进行血涂片染色镜检,与仪器法进行比对.结果 比对结果变异淋巴细胞(ATYP)、有核红细胞(NRBC)、单核细胞计数减少或增加(M)、未成熟粒细胞(IG)、白细胞计数(WBC)、淋巴细胞计数(L)、小红细胞(MICRO)、大红细胞(MACRO)的灵敏度分别为71.79%、90.91%、78.57%、91.03%、95.00%、96.55%和100.00%;特异性分别为94.29%、98.41%、98.06%、91.03%、99.31%、99.44%和99.13%.结论 XE-2100全自动血细胞分析仪提示的IP信息结合患者标本来源进行人工显微镜检查,能够有效地筛选出真正异常的标本,结合二者的优势,才能为临床提供及时、准确、可靠的实验

  7. Hepatitis C virus expressing flag-tagged envelope protein 2 has unaltered infectivity and density, is specifically neutralized by flag antibodies and can be purified by affinity chromatography

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    Prentø, Jannick Cornelius; Bukh, Jens

    2011-01-01

    Hepatitis C virus (HCV) purification by ultracentrifugation is difficult because of the low and heterogeneous density of native and cultured viruses. It was recently shown that inserting flag tag into envelope protein 2 (E2) of HCV permitted virus purification by affinity chromatography. However,...... physiochemical properties of flag-tagged HCV is an important improvement for utilizing these viruses for imaging, virion composition analysis and possibly vaccine development....

  8. 14 CFR 121.601 - Aircraft dispatcher information to pilot in command: Domestic and flag operations.

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    2010-01-01

    ... command: Domestic and flag operations. 121.601 Section 121.601 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION...: CERTIFICATION AND OPERATIONS OPERATING REQUIREMENTS: DOMESTIC, FLAG, AND SUPPLEMENTAL OPERATIONS Dispatching and Flight Release Rules § 121.601 Aircraft dispatcher information to pilot in command: Domestic and...

  9. 14 CFR 121.637 - Takeoffs from unlisted and alternate airports: Domestic and flag operations.

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    2010-01-01

    ... airports: Domestic and flag operations. 121.637 Section 121.637 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION...: CERTIFICATION AND OPERATIONS OPERATING REQUIREMENTS: DOMESTIC, FLAG, AND SUPPLEMENTAL OPERATIONS Dispatching and Flight Release Rules § 121.637 Takeoffs from unlisted and alternate airports: Domestic and...

  10. 14 CFR 121.641 - Fuel supply: Nonturbine and turbo-propeller-powered airplanes: Flag operations.

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    2010-01-01

    ...-powered airplanes: Flag operations. 121.641 Section 121.641 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION...: CERTIFICATION AND OPERATIONS OPERATING REQUIREMENTS: DOMESTIC, FLAG, AND SUPPLEMENTAL OPERATIONS Dispatching and Flight Release Rules § 121.641 Fuel supply: Nonturbine and turbo-propeller-powered airplanes:...

  11. A congruence modulo four in real Schubert calculus with isotropic flags

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    Hein, Nickolas; Sottile, Frank; Zelenko, Igor

    2014-01-01

    We previously obtained a congruence modulo four for the number of real solutions to many Schubert problems on a square Grassmannian given by osculating flags. Here, we consider Schubert problems given by more general isotropic flags, and prove this congruence modulo four for the largest class of Schubert problems that could be expected to exhibit this congruence.

  12. Moduli spaces of framed flags of sheaves on the projective plane

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    von Flach, Rodrigo A.; Jardim, Marcos

    2016-01-01

    We study the moduli space of framed flags of sheaves on the projective plane via an adaptation of the ADHM construction of framed sheaves. In particular, we prove that, for certain values of the topological invariants, the moduli space of framed flags of sheaves is an irreducible, nonsingular variety carrying a holomorphic pre-symplectic form.

  13. 75 FR 67453 - Identity Theft Red Flags and Address Discrepancies Under the Fair and Accurate Credit...

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    2010-11-02

    ... Office of Thrift Supervision Identity Theft Red Flags and Address Discrepancies Under the Fair and...: Identity Theft Red Flags and Address Discrepancies under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of... issue jointly guidelines for financial institutions and creditors regarding identity theft with...

  14. 22 CFR 201.15 - U.S. flag vessel shipping requirements.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 22 Foreign Relations 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false U.S. flag vessel shipping requirements. 201.15... for USAID Financing § 201.15 U.S. flag vessel shipping requirements. (a) General requirements. Unless... regarding shipping arrangements with suppliers as will assure discharge of this responsibility....

  15. FlagHouse Forum: You Say "Tomato"... and I Use a Communicator

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    Exceptional Parent, 2011

    2011-01-01

    This month's "FlagHouse Forum" focuses on how to choose the communicator best-suited to a child's special need. FlagHouse--a premier global supplier of resources for special needs, education, physical activity and recreation--is pleased to partner with "Exceptional Parent" to bring its readers this informational forum. Humans communicate with each…

  16. How to construct a flag complex with a given face vector

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    Frohmader, Andrew

    2011-01-01

    A method that often works for constructing a flag complex with a specified face vector is given. This method can also be adapted to construct a vertex-decomposable (and hence Cohen-Macaulay) flag complex with a specified h-vector.

  17. Soccer-Speedball-Flag Football Guide with Official Rules. June 1972 - June 1974.

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    Cox, Keturah, Ed.; And Others

    Rules for women's soccer, speedball, and flag football from June 1972 to June 1974 are discussed. Standards in sports for girls and women are detailed along with the Division for Girls and WOMEN[S Sports (DGWS) statement of belief, Specific articles dealing with the skills, techniques, and rules of soccer, speedball, and flag football are…

  18. The changes of assimilate exportation from wheat flag leaf after anthesis

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    The changes of assimilate transportation from wheat flag leaf after anthesis were analysed by living crops multiple-probe measurer. The exponential equations were established to fit the changes of assimilate transport to ear and the vegetative organs below flag leaf. IAA positively but ABA negatively affected the exporting ratio, transporting rate and effective transporting time of photosynthetic assimilate

  19. Quantum cohomology of partial flag manifolds F(n1)...(nk)

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    We compute the quantum cohomology rings of the partial flag manifolds F(n1)...(nk)=U(n)/(U(n1)x..xU(nk)). Also we define a notion of the vertical quantum cohomology ring of the algebraic bundle. For the flag bundle F(n1)...(nk) (E) associated with the vector bundle E this ring is found. (orig.)

  20. 78 FR 2683 - Carriage Standards for Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm Systems (BNWAS) Aboard U.S. Flagged Vessels

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    .... Flagged Vessels AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Notice of International Standards. SUMMARY: The Coast... Sea (SOLAS) Chapter V, Regulation 19, for U.S. flagged vessels engaged on international voyages. The... compliance with IMO standards at the discretion of the vessel's flag state. In addition, section 1.1 of...

  1. 14 CFR 121.695 - Disposition of load manifest, dispatch release, and flight plans: Domestic and flag operations.

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    ... release, and flight plans: Domestic and flag operations. 121.695 Section 121.695 Aeronautics and Space... COMPENSATION OR HIRE: CERTIFICATION AND OPERATIONS OPERATING REQUIREMENTS: DOMESTIC, FLAG, AND SUPPLEMENTAL...: Domestic and flag operations. (a) The pilot in command of an airplane shall carry in the airplane to...

  2. 77 FR 14354 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Submission for OMB Review; U.S.-Flag Air...

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    ... Regulation; Information Collection; Submission for OMB Review; U.S.-Flag Air Carriers Statement AGENCIES... information collection requirement concerning U.S. Flag Air Carriers Certification. Public comments are... 9000- 0054, U.S. Flag Carriers Certification by any of the following methods: Regulations.gov :...

  3. 46 CFR 42.03-5 - U.S.-flag vessels subject to the requirements of this subchapter.

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    ... 46 Shipping 2 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false U.S.-flag vessels subject to the requirements of this... LINES DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN VOYAGES BY SEA Application § 42.03-5 U.S.-flag vessels subject to the... solely Great Lakes voyages. (1) All U.S. flag vessels which engage in foreign voyages or...

  4. 41 CFR 301-10.132 - Who is required to use a U.S. flag air carrier?

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    ... U.S. flag air carrier? 301-10.132 Section 301-10.132 Public Contracts and Property Management...-TRANSPORTATION EXPENSES Common Carrier Transportation Use of United States Flag Air Carriers § 301-10.132 Who is required to use a U.S. flag air carrier? Anyone whose air travel is financed by U.S. Government...

  5. 14 CFR 121.635 - Dispatch to and from refueling or provisional airports: Domestic and flag operations.

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    ... provisional airports: Domestic and flag operations. 121.635 Section 121.635 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL... COMPENSATION OR HIRE: CERTIFICATION AND OPERATIONS OPERATING REQUIREMENTS: DOMESTIC, FLAG, AND SUPPLEMENTAL... airports: Domestic and flag operations. No person may dispatch an airplane to or from a refueling...

  6. 49 CFR 214.521 - Flagging equipment for on-track roadway maintenance machines and hi-rail vehicles.

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    ... 49 Transportation 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Flagging equipment for on-track roadway... WORKPLACE SAFETY On-Track Roadway Maintenance Machines and Hi-Rail Vehicles § 214.521 Flagging equipment for... and hi-rail vehicle shall have on board a flagging kit that complies with the operating rules of...

  7. Worker flag. Independent Electrical Policy; Bandera Obrera. Politica Electrica Independiente

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    Bahen, D. [Sindicato Unico de Trabajadores de la Industria Nuclear, Salazar, Estado de Mexico C.P. 52045 (Mexico)

    2000-07-01

    This work analyses the initiative of privatization of the Mexican Electric Industry and also it is showed the incoherence of this mistaken proposal. Along the same line is analysed tthe situation of the National Electric Sector and the working process for the distinct types of electric generation just as the syndical and labor situations. In consequence it is proposed an Independent Electrical Policy, which includes the integration of the Nationalized Electric Industry, the syndical union and the Unique Collective Contract. The purpose of this work is to contribute to the success of the electrical and nuclear struggle always maintaining in rising position the red flag of the proletariat. The author considers that the privatization means mercantilization of the human necessities. The privatization is not inevitable at condition of to exercise consequently the political actions necessary through alternatives includes: the worker control of production, research, and the National Electric strike. (Author)

  8. Flagging Drugs That Inhibit the Bile Salt Export Pump.

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    Montanari, Floriane; Pinto, Marta; Khunweeraphong, Narakorn; Wlcek, Katrin; Sohail, M Imran; Noeske, Tobias; Boyer, Scott; Chiba, Peter; Stieger, Bruno; Kuchler, Karl; Ecker, Gerhard F

    2016-01-01

    The bile salt export pump (BSEP) is an ABC-transporter expressed at the canalicular membrane of hepatocytes. Its physiological role is to expel bile salts into the canaliculi from where they drain into the bile duct. Inhibition of this transporter may lead to intrahepatic cholestasis. Predictive computational models of BSEP inhibition may allow for fast identification of potentially harmful compounds in large databases. This article presents a predictive in silico model based on physicochemical descriptors that is able to flag compounds as potential BSEP inhibitors. This model was built using a training set of 670 compounds with available BSEP inhibition potencies. It successfully predicted BSEP inhibition for two independent test sets and was in a further step used for a virtual screening experiment. After in vitro testing of selected candidates, a marketed drug, bromocriptin, was identified for the first time as BSEP inhibitor. This demonstrates the usefulness of the model to identify new BSEP inhibitors and therefore potential cholestasis perpetrators. PMID:26642869

  9. Hyperbolicity of cycle spaces and automorphism groups of flag domains

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    Huckleberry, Alan

    2010-01-01

    If G_0 is a real form of a complex semisimple Lie group G and Z is compact G-homogeneous projective algebraic manifold, then G_0 has only finitely many orbits on Z. Complex analytic properties of open G_0-orbits D (flag domains) are studied. Schubert incidence-geometry is used to prove the Kobayashi hyperbolicity of certain cycle space components C_q(D). Using the hyperbolicity of C_q(D) and analyzing the action of Aut(D) on it, an exact description of Aut(D) is given. It is shown that, except in the easily understood case where D is holomorphically convex with a nontrivial Remmert reduction, it is a Lie group acting smoothly as a group of holomorphic transformations on D. With very few exceptions it is just G_0.

  10. Experimental investigation of the elastic flag spontaneous flapping in water flow

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    Jia, Yongxia; Jia, Lichao; Su, Zhuang; Zhu, Yiding; Yuan, Huijing; Lee, Cunbiao

    2015-11-01

    The flapping stability and the response of a thin two-dimensional flag of low bending rigidity to the Reynolds number was investigated. The three relevant non-dimensional parameters governing fluid-structure problems that concern the interaction of elastic flags with high-speed fluid flows are the structure-to-fluid mass ratio, the non-dimensional bending rigidity and the Reynolds number. To study the mechanisms of the transition from the periodic flapping to chaotic flapping, we use PIV and flow visualization techniques to obtain the whole flow field around the midspan of the immersed elastic flag interacting with fluid in both periodic and chaotic states. A moving interface detection technique is used to determine the flag position and velocity. Virtual particle images are imposed in the flag region in the PIV algorithm, of which the displacements are evaluated by the flag movement. We find that the value of St is constrained in the narrow range of 0.2 flag during the intermittent snapping events in the chaotic regime.

  11. Yellow flag scores in a compensable New Zealand cohort suffering acute low back pain

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    Karen Grimmer-Somers

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Karen Grimmer-Somers1, Mathew Prior1, Jim Robertson21Centre for Allied Health Evidence, University of South Australia, City East Campus, North Tce, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia; 2New Zealand Accident Compensation Corporation, Auckland, New ZealandBackground: Despite its high prevalence, most acute low back pain (ALBP is nonspecific, self-limiting with no definable pathology. Recurrence is prevalent, as is resultant chronicity. Psychosocial factors (yellow flags comprising depression and anxiety, negative pain beliefs, job dissatisfaction are associated with the development of chronic LBP.Methods: A national insurer (Accident Compensation Corporation, New Zealand [NZ], in conjunction with a NZ primary health organization, piloted a strategy for more effective management of patients with ALBP, by following the NZ ALBP Guideline. The guidelines recommend the use of a psychosocial screening instrument (Yellow Flags Screening Instrument, a derivative of Örebro Musculoskeletal Pain Questionnaire. This instrument was recommended for administration on the second visit to a general medical practitioner (GP. This paper tests whether published cut-points of yellow flag scores to predict LBP claims length and costs were valid in this cohort.Results: Data was available for 902 claimants appropriately enrolled into the pilot. 25% claimants consulted the GP once only, and thus were not requested to provide a yellow flag score. Yellow flag scores were provided by 48% claimants who consumed two or more GP services. Approximately 60% LBP presentations resolved within five GP visits. Yellow flag scores were significantly and positively associated with treatment costs and service use, although the association was nonlinear. Claimants with moderate yellow flag scores were similarly likely to incur lengthy claims as claimants with at-risk scores.Discussion: Capturing data on psychosocial factors for compensable patients with ALBP has merit in predicting

  12. Resonance-induced enhancement of the energy harvesting performance of piezoelectric flags

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    Xia, Yifan; Michelin, Sébastien; Doaré, Olivier

    2015-12-01

    The spontaneous flapping of a flag can be used to produce electrical energy from a fluid flow when coupled to a generator. In this paper, the energy harvesting performance of a flag covered by a single pair of polyvinylidene difluoride piezoelectric electrodes is studied both experimentally and numerically. The electrodes are connected to a resistive-inductive circuit that forms a resonant circuit with the piezoelectric's intrinsic capacitance. Compared with purely resistive circuits, the resonance between the circuit and the flag's flapping motion leads to a significant increase in the harvested energy. Our experimental study also validates our fluid-solid-electric nonlinear numerical model.

  13. Resonance-induced enhancement of the energy harvesting performance of piezoelectric flags

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    Xia, Yifan; Doare, Olivier

    2015-01-01

    The spontaneous flapping of a flag can be used to produce electrical energy from a fluid flow when coupled to a generator. In this paper, the energy harvesting performance of a flag covered by a single pair of PVDF piezoelectric electrodes is studied both experimentally and numerically. The electrodes are connected to a resistive-inductive circuit that forms a resonant circuit with the piezoelectric's intrinsic capacitance. Compared with purely resistive circuits, the resonance between the circuit and the flag's flapping motion leads to a significant increase in the harvested energy. Our experimental study also validates our fluid-solid-electric nonlinear numerical model.

  14. 75 FR 13654 - Use of Foreign-Flag Anchor Handling Vessels in the Beaufort Sea or Chukchi Sea Adjacent to Alaska

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    ... Maritime Administration Use of Foreign-Flag Anchor Handling Vessels in the Beaufort Sea or Chukchi Sea...-flag anchor handling vessels in certain cases (and for a limited period of time) if no U.S.-flag... the Maritime Administration determines that U.S.- flag vessels are not suitable and ]...

  15. 76 FR 79764 - Use of Foreign-Flag Anchor Handling Vessels in the Beaufort Sea or Chukchi Sea Adjacent to Alaska

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    ... Maritime Administration Use of Foreign-Flag Anchor Handling Vessels in the Beaufort Sea or Chukchi Sea...-flag anchor handling vessels in certain cases (and for a limited period of time) if no U.S.-flag... the Maritime Administration determines that U.S.- flag vessels are not suitable and...

  16. Allotopic Expression of a Gene Encoding FLAG Tagged-subunit 8 of Yeast Mitochondrial ATP Synthase

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    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available Subunit 8 of yeast mitochondrial ATP synthase is a polypeptide of 48 amino acids encoded by the mitochondrial ATP8 gene. A nuclear version of subunit 8 gene has been designed to encode FLAG tagged-subunit 8 fused with a mitochondrial signal peptide. The gene has been cloned into a yeast expression vector and then expressed in a yeast strain lacking endogenous subunit 8. Results showed that the gene was successfully expressed and the synthesized FLAG tagged-subunit 8 protein was imported into mitochondria. Following import, the FLAG tagged-subunit 8 protein assembled into functional mitochondrial ATP synthase complex. Furthermore, the subunit 8 protein could be detected using anti-FLAG tag monoclonal antibody.

  17. There exist no locally symmetric Finsler spaces of positive or negative flag curvature

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    Matveev, Vladimir S.

    2014-01-01

    We show that the results of Foulon (1997 an 2002) and Kim (2007) (independently, Deng and Hou (2007)) about the nonexistence of locally symmetric Finsler metrics of positive or negative flag curvature are in fact local.

  18. The Vascular Flora of Upper Flag Island, Maine Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The primary objective of this study was to inventory the vascular plants of Upper Flag Island, Maine. Secondary objectives were to document any observations of...

  19. Navigating a path delineated by colored flags: an approach for a 2011 IGVC requirement

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    Szmatula, Alex; Parrish, Matt; Krishnan, Mohan; Paulik, Mark; Mohammad, Utayba; Luo, Chaomin

    2012-01-01

    In this work, we address a situation presented as a new requirement for the Autonomous Challenge portion of the 2011 Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC). This new requirement is to navigate between red and green colored flags placed within the normal white painted lane lines. The regular vision algorithms had to be enhanced to reliably identify and localize the colored flags, while the Navigation algorithms had to be modified to satisfy the constraints placed on the robot while transiting through the flag region. The challenge in finding a solution was the size of the flags, the possibility of loosing them against the background, as well as their movement in the wind. The attendant possibility of false positives and negatives also needed to be addressed to increase reliability of detection. Preliminary tests on the robot have produced positive results.

  20. Comparative analysis of Sysmex KX-21 and Abbott CELL-DYN 3700 for routine blood test%血常规检验在希森美康和雅培检测系统的结果分析

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    唐葵; 罗建科

    2013-01-01

    目的探索如何解决雅培血球质控品因有效期短、国内无经营许可证导致境外采购,经常供应不及时造成没有室内质控怎么保证血常规检验结果准确可靠的问题。方法将58份新鲜标本同时在希森美康KX-21和雅培CELL-DYN 3700血球仪上检测,比较7个主要指标的均值、相关性。结果白细胞计数(WBC)、红细胞计数(RBC)、血红蛋白(Hb)、血小板计数(PLT )、血细胞比容(Hct)、淋巴细胞百分比(LYM%)、中性粒细胞百分比(NEU%)等指标在希森美康和雅培血球仪上检测均值分别为WBC(10.36±11.70)、(11.47±12.98)×109/L ,RBC (3.46±0.87)×1012/L、(3.56±0.89)×1012/L,Hb(94.8±19.8)、(95.5±19.9)g/L,PLT(174±170)×109/L、(173±161)×109/L ,Hct(30.5±6.4)%、(27.6±5.9)%,LYM%(16.4±12.8)%、(16.5±12.4)%,NEU%(73.7±18.3)%、(74.2±17.8)%,相关性分别为1,1,1,1,0.98,0.84,0.89,两个系统检测相比较,Hct差异有统计学意义(P<0.01),其余6项差异无统计学意义(P>0.05)。结论日常工作中,在保证希森美康血球仪在控的前提下,每天抽取3个标本(最好包含高、中、低值)在两个系统上比对,同时调整 Hct参数为1.11,可以保证用雅培血球仪检测结果的准确性。%Objective To explore how to ensure the accuracy and reliability of Abbott CELL-DYN 3700 for routine blood test .Methods 58 fresh specimens were detected both in Sysmex KX-21 and Abbott CELL-DYN 3700 at the same time ,mean values and correlation of the seven major indicators were compared .Results The values of white blood cell count (WBC) ,red blood cell count (RBC) ,hemoglobin (Hb) ,blood platelet count (PLT) ,hema-tokrit (Hct) ,lymphocyte percentage (LYM% ) and neutrophils percentage (NEU% ) ,detected by Sysmex KX-21 were

  1. Documentation of Red Flags by Physical Therapists for Patients with Low Back Pain

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    Leerar, Pamela J.; Boissonnault, William; Domholdt, Elizabeth; Roddey, Toni

    2007-01-01

    The comprehensiveness of physical therapists' adherence to the guidelines for red flag documentation for patients with low back pain has not previously been described. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to describe that comprehensiveness. Red flags are warning signs that suggest that physician referral may be warranted. Clinic charts for 160 patients with low back pain seen at 6 outpatient physical therapy clinics were retrospectively reviewed, noting the presence or absence of 11 red f...

  2. On the \\gamma-filtration of oriented cohomology of complete spin-flags

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    Zhong, Changlong

    2012-01-01

    We study the characteristic map of algebraic oriented cohomology of complete spin-flags and the ideal of invariants of formal group algebra. As an application, we provide an annihilator of the torsion part of the $\\gamma$-filtration. Moreover, if the formal group law determined by the oriented cohomology is congruent to the additive formal group law modulo 2, then at degree 2 and 3, the $\\gamma$-filtration of complete spin-flags is torsion free.

  3. Reliance communications' flag telecom to provide ethernet link between CERN and TIFR

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    2007-01-01

    "Flag Telecom Group Limited (Flag), the undersea cable network arm of Anil Ambani-le Reliance Communications, has announced a landmark deal with CERn (Conseil Européen pour la Recheche Nucléaire), the European organisation for nuclear research based in Geneva, Switzerland and the Tata institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) in Mumbai to provide gigabit Ethernet connectivity between the two." (1 page)

  4. 41 CFR 301-10.180 - Must I travel by a U.S. flag ship?

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    2010-07-01

    ... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 4 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Must I travel by a U.S. flag ship? 301-10.180 Section 301-10.180 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Travel... Common Carrier Transportation Ship § 301-10.180 Must I travel by a U.S. flag ship? Yes, when a U.S....

  5. Water stress-induced changes in morphology and anatomy of flag leaf of spring wheat

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    Barbara Zagdańska; Janusz Kozdój

    2014-01-01

    Flag leaves of wheat (drought hardened and non-hardened) were examined by light microscopy to determine whether the differences in leaf anatomy could be related to the known differences in dehydration tolerance. Plants exposure to water stress during tissue differentiation of flag leaves resulted in an irreversible reduction of leaf area and thickness, increased frequencies of stomata and higher number of bulliform cells with simultaneous decrease in number of intermediate veins and an increa...

  6. Effects of Controlled Release Fertilizer on the Flag Leaves Senescence in Dry-land Wheat

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    Dandan Liu; Yan Shi

    2013-01-01

    In order to select a reasonable controlled release fertilizer application method to slow down the senescence of flag leaf in dry-land wheat. The effects of controlled release fertilizer on soluble protein content, MDA content, the Catalase (CAT) activity, the Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) activity on the flag leaves senescence in dry-land wheat had been studied in the open field with the variety wheat Jimai22. The results indicated that, the combination application of controlled release fertiliz...

  7. Red flags to screen for malignancy and fracture in patients with low back pain: systematic review

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    Downie, Aron; Williams, Christopher; Henschke, Nicholas; Hancock, Mark J.; Ostelo, Raymond; de Vet, Henrica ,; Macaskill, Petra; Irwig, Les; van Tulder, Maurits; Koes, Bart; Maher, Chris

    2014-01-01

    markdownabstractAbstract Objective To review the evidence on diagnostic accuracy of red flag signs and symptoms to screen for fracture or malignancy in patients presenting with low back pain to primary, secondary, or tertiary care. Design Systematic review. Data sources Medline, OldMedline, Embase, and CINAHL from earliest available up to 1 October 2013. Inclusion criteria Primary diagnostic studies comparing red flags for fracture or malignancy to an acceptable reference standard, published ...

  8. Effect of high temperature on transportation of assimilate from wheat flag leaf during grain filling stage

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    The effect of high temperature (30 degree C and 40 degree C) on the transportation of 14C-assimilate from wheat flag leaf during grain filling stage were studied by using a living crop multiple-probe measurer. The results are as follows: at high temperature, the assimilating efficiency of flag leaf was reduced and the transportation of 14C-assimilate was in disorder. The accumulation of assimilate in grain was inhibited, which resulted in the significant decrease of grain weight

  9. Using atypical symptoms and red flags to identify non-demyelinating disease.

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    Kelly, Siobhan B

    2012-01-01

    Red flags and atypical symptoms have been described as being useful in suggesting alternative diagnoses to multiple sclerosis (MS) and clinically isolated syndrome (CIS); however, their diagnostic utility has not been assessed. The aim of this study was to establish the predictive value of red flags and the typicality\\/atypicality of symptoms at presentation in relation to the final diagnosis of patients referred with suspected MS.

  10. Subliminal exposure to national flags affects political thought and behavior.

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    Hassin, Ran R; Ferguson, Melissa J; Shidlovski, Daniella; Gross, Tamar

    2007-12-11

    Political thought and behavior play an important role in our lives, from ethnic tensions in Europe, to the war in Iraq and the Middle Eastern conflict, to parliamentary and presidential elections. However, little is known about how the individual's political attitudes and decisions are shaped by subtle national cues that are so prevalent in our environment. We report a series of experiments that show that subliminal exposure to one's national flag influences political attitudes, intentions, and decisions, both in laboratory settings and in "real-life" behavior. Furthermore, this manipulation consistently narrowed the gap between those who score high vs. low on a scale of identification with Israeli nationalism. The first two experiments examined participants' stance toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the Jewish settlers in the West Bank. Experiment 3 examined voting intentions and actual voting in Israel's recently held general elections. The results portray a consistent picture: subtle reminders of one's nationality significantly influence political thought and overt political behavior. PMID:18056813

  11. Fluid-solid-electric couplings and efficiency of piezoelectric flags

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    Xia, Yifan; Michelin, Sebastien; Doare, Olivier

    2014-11-01

    The spontaneous and self-sustained flapping of a flexible plate in an axial flow can be used for energy harvesting applications by placing piezoelectric patches on its surface, that periodically deform with the plate, generating an electrical current. These piezoelectric elements also introduce a feedback of the output circuit on the fluid-solid dynamics and may modify its flapping behavior. To better understand the dynamics of these piezoelectric flags, the resulting energy transfers and their harvesting efficiency, numerical simulations of the fluid-solid-electric problem were carried out using an explicit description of the energy harvesting mechanism and simple output circuits. In the case of purely resistive circuits, a tuning mechanism is identified between the circuit's time scale and the flapping frequency. When the circuit possesses its own dynamics (e.g. inductive/resonant circuits), a lock-in mechanism is observed that leads to an effective control of the flapping frequency by the output circuit over a large range of parameters and a significant increase in the energy harvesting performance of the device. Supported by ANR (Grant # ANR-12-JS09-0017).

  12. Freestanding Flag-Type Triboelectric Nanogenerator for Harvesting High-Altitude Wind Energy from Arbitrary Directions.

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    Zhao, Zhenfu; Pu, Xiong; Du, Chunhua; Li, Linxuan; Jiang, Chunyan; Hu, Weiguo; Wang, Zhong Lin

    2016-02-23

    Wind energy at a high altitude is far more stable and stronger than that near the ground, but it is out of reach of the wind turbine. Herein, we develop an innovative freestanding woven triboelectric nanogenerator flag (WTENG-flag) that can harvest high-altitude wind energy from arbitrary directions. The wind-driven fluttering of the woven unit leads to the current generation by a coupled effect of contact electrification and electrostatic induction. Systematic study is conducted to optimize the structure/material parameters of the WTENG-flag to improve the power output. This 2D WTENG-flag can also be stacked in parallel connections in many layers for a linearly increased output. Finally, a self-powered high-altitude platform with temperature/humidity sensing/telecommunicating capability is demonstrated with the WTENG-flag as a power source. Due to the light weight, low cost, and easy scale-up, this WTENG-flag has great potential for applications in weather/environmental sensing/monitoring systems. PMID:26738695

  13. Energy Harvesting for Micropower Applications by Flow-Induced Flutter of an Inverted Piezoelectric Flag

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    Shoele, Kourosh; Mittal, Rajat

    2015-11-01

    Piezoelectric flexible flags can be used to continuously generate energy for small-scale sensor used in a wide variety of applications ranging from measurement/monitoring of environmental conditions (outdoors or indoors) to in-situ tracking of wild animals. Here, we study the energy harvesting performance as well as the flow-structure interaction of an inverted piezoelectric flag. We use a coupled fluid-structure-electric solver to examine the dynamic response of the inverted flag as well as the associated vortical characteristics with different inertia and bending stiffness. Simulations indicate that large amplitude vibrations can be achieved over a large range of parameters over which lock-on between the flag flutter and the intrinsic wake shedding occurs. The effects of initial inclination of the flag to the prevailing flow as well as Reynolds number of the flow are explored, and the effect of piezoelectric material parameters on the energy harvesting performance of this flutter state is examined in detail. The maximum energy efficiency occurs when there is a match between the intrinsic timescales of flutter and the piezoelectric circuit. The simulations are used to formulate a scaling law that could be used to predict the energy harvesting performance of such devices. The support for this study comes from AFSOR, NSF, EPRI and Johns Hopkins E2SHI Seed Grant.

  14. Physiotherapy students’ assessment of psychosocial yellow flags in low back pain

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    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available Background: Low Back Pain (LBP makes up a large proportion of referrals to physiotherapy worldwide. Thus training in its effective assessment and management is essential. With psychosocial yellow flags having been recognised as the strongest predictors of chronicity in LBP, guidelines on the management of LBP emphasise the importance of assessing and managing yellow flags. Aim: The aim of this research was to explore whether physiotherapy students were able to assess risk of chronicity based on the presence of yellow flags in descriptions of people with LBP.Method: A postal semi-structured questionnaire based on clinicalvignettes was sent to all the Level 3 physiotherapy students studying at Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh.Results: The survey was responded to by 15 of the students (35%. The respondents overestimated risk of chronic LBP from the vignettes. Evaluation of risk for chronicity was based on few yellow flags i.e. the strongest predictors of chronicity were not effectively interpreted resulting in incorrect determination of risk for chronic LBP. All respondents included at least one risk factor not supported by the evidence. Conclusions: Physiotherapy students in this study did not appear to respond appropriately to the presence ofyellow flags in the presented vignettes.

  15. Effects of Controlled Release Fertilizer on the Flag Leaves Senescence in Dry-land Wheat

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    Dandan Liu

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available In order to select a reasonable controlled release fertilizer application method to slow down the senescence of flag leaf in dry-land wheat. The effects of controlled release fertilizer on soluble protein content, MDA content, the Catalase (CAT activity, the Superoxide Dismutase (SOD activity on the flag leaves senescence in dry-land wheat had been studied in the open field with the variety wheat Jimai22. The results indicated that, the combination application of controlled release fertilizer with conventional complex fertilizer on wheat was more conducive to the promotion of the soluble protein synthesis and it controlled the increasing of MDA content in flag leaf more effectively than the application of conventional complex fertilizer or controlled-release fertilizer alone on wheat. And it was more conductive to control or delay the process of flag leaf senescence with better maintenance of the SOD activity. The treatments in application of controlled release fertilization alone were conducive to these treatments with conventional complex fertilizer alone. Among these treatments, T6 was the best fertilization method with the lowest flag leaf senescence speed.

  16. Flag-dipole and flagpole spinors fluid flows in Kerr spacetimes

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    da Rocha, Roldao

    2016-01-01

    Flagpole and flag-dipole spinors are particular classes of spinor fields that has been recently used in different branches of theoretical physics. In this paper, we study the possibility and consequences of these spinor fields to induce an underlying fluid flow structure in the background of Kerr spacetimes. We show that flag-dipole spinor fields are solutions of the equations of motion in this context. To our knowledge, this is the second time that this class of spinor field appears as a physical solution, the first one occurring as a solution of the Dirac equation in ESK gravities.

  17. Fluid-solid-electric lock-in of energy-harvesting piezoelectric flags

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    Xia, Yifan; Doare, Olivier

    2015-01-01

    The spontaneous flapping of a flag in a steady flow can be used to power an output circuit using piezoelectric elements positioned at its surface. Here, we study numerically the effect of inductive circuits on the dynamics of this fluid-solid-electric system and on its energy harvesting efficiency. In particular, a destabilization of the system is identified leading to energy harvesting at lower flow velocities. Also, a frequency lock-in between the flag and the circuit is shown to significantly enhance the system's harvesting efficiency. These results suggest promising efficiency enhancements of such flow energy harvesters through the output circuit optimization.

  18. The evaluation strategy for head normal form with and without on-demand flags

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    Nakamura, M.; Ogata, K.

    2000-01-01

    We propose two conditions of the E-strategy with and without on-demand flags on which an evaluated term is always in head normal form. In rewriting with the E-strategy without (or with) on- demand flags, terms are evaluated according to a list of natural numbers (or integers) given to each function symbol. The first (or second ) condition is that if there exists a rule such that a function symbol f occurs in its left-hand side and its i-th argument is not a variable, a list of f must contain...

  19. Eastwood's Iwo Jima:Critical Engagements With Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima

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    2013-01-01

    The anthology Eastwood's Iwo Jima has 14 articles by 13 authors, all about his two war films, Flag of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima (both 2006).With Flags of Our Fathers (2006) and Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), Clint Eastwood made a unique contribution to film history, being the first director to make two films about the same event. Eastwood's films examine the battle over Iwo Jima from two nations' perspectives, in two languages, and embody a passionate view on conflict, enemies, and...

  20. (U) A Gruneisen Equation of State for TPX. Application in FLAG

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    Fredenburg, David A. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Aslam, Tariq Dennis [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Bennett, Langdon Stanford [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)

    2015-11-02

    A Gruneisen equation of state (EOS) is developed for the polymer TPX (poly 4-methyl-1-pentene) within the LANL hydrocode FLAG. Experimental shock Hugoniot data for TPX is fit to a form of the Gruneisen EOS, and the necessary parameters for implementing the TPX EOS in FLAG are presented. The TPX EOS is further validated through one-dimensional simulations of recent double-shock experiments, and a comparison is made between the new Gruneisen EOS for TPX and the EOS representation for TPX used in the LANL Common Model.

  1. 15 CFR Supplement No. 3 to Part 732 - BIS's “Know Your Customer” Guidance and Red Flags

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    ... and Red Flags No. Supplement No. 3 to Part 732 Commerce and Foreign Trade Regulations Relating to... Customer” Guidance and Red Flags “Know Your Customer” Guidance Various requirements of the EAR are...) Decide whether there are “red flags”. Take into account any abnormal circumstances in a transaction...

  2. 50 CFR 216.46 - U.S. citizens on foreign flag vessels operating under the International Dolphin Conservation...

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    ... 50 Wildlife and Fisheries 7 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false U.S. citizens on foreign flag vessels operating under the International Dolphin Conservation Program. 216.46 Section 216.46 Wildlife and Fisheries....46 U.S. citizens on foreign flag vessels operating under the International Dolphin...

  3. 76 FR 1665 - Stakeholder Meetings Regarding the U.S.-Flag Great Lakes Fleet Revitalization Study; Correction

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    ...: On December 29, 2010, at 75 FR 82141, the Maritime Administration (MARAD) published notice of three... Maritime Administration Stakeholder Meetings Regarding the U.S.-Flag Great Lakes Fleet Revitalization Study... Administration's U.S.-Flag Great Lakes Fleet Revitalization Study. MARAD inadvertently listed the incorrect...

  4. Effect of Soil Drought on C4 Photosynthetic Enzyme Activities of Flag Leaf and Ear in Wheat

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    WEI Ai-li; WANG Zhi-min; ZHAI Zhi-xi; GONG Yuan-shi

    2003-01-01

    The activities of RuBPC and C4 photosynthetic enzymes in ear and flag leaf blade were examinedin wheat. The results showed that photosynthesis of ear was less sensitive to soil drought than that of flag leaf,and decrease of CO2 assimilation in flag leaf blade with water stress was more than that in ear. Compared withflag leaf, ear organs(awn, glume and lemma) had higher C4 enzyme activities and lower RuBPC activity. Un-der moderate water-stress, the increase of C4 enzyme activities was induced, and the increase was higher in earthan in flag leaf. Under severe water-stress, relatively higher C4 enzyme activities were still maintained in ear,rather than that in flag leaf. It suggests that high activities of C4 enzymes in ear may contribute to its high tol-erance of photosynthesis to water-stress.

  5. Non-existence of Funk functions for Finsler spaces of non-vanishing scalar flag curvature

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    Bucataru, Ioan; Muzsnay, Zoltán

    2016-01-01

    In his book "Differential Geometry of Spray and Finsler spaces", page 177, Zhongmin Shen asks "wether or not there always exist non-trivial Funk functions on a spray space". In this note, we will prove that the answer is negative for the geodesic spray of a finslerian function of non-vanishing scalar flag curvature.

  6. Flagging versus dragging as sampling methods for nymphal Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae)

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    Rulison, Eric L.; Kuczaj, Isis; Pang, Genevieve; Hickling, Graham J.; Tsao, Jean I.; Ginsberg, Howard S.

    2013-01-01

    The nymphal stage of the blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae), is responsible for most transmission of Borrelia burgdorferi, the etiologic agent of Lyme disease, to humans in North America. From 2010 to fall of 2012, we compared two commonly used techniques, flagging and dragging, as sampling methods for nymphal I. scapularis at three sites, each with multiple sampling arrays (grids), in the eastern and central United States. Flagging and dragging collected comparable numbers of nymphs, with no consistent differences between methods. Dragging collected more nymphs than flagging in some samples, but these differences were not consistent among sites or sampling years. The ratio of nymphs collected by flagging vs dragging was not significantly related to shrub density, so habitat type did not have a strong effect on the relative efficacy of these methods. Therefore, although dragging collected more ticks in a few cases, the numbers collected by each method were so variable that neither technique had a clear advantage for sampling nymphal I. scapularis.

  7. Red flags to screen for malignancy and fracture in patients with low back pain: Systematic review

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    A. Downie (Aron); C.M. Williams (Christopher); N. Henschke (Nicholas); M.J. Hancock (Mark J.); R.W.J.G. Ostelo (Raymond); H.C.W. de Vet (Henrica); P. MacAskill (Petra); L. Irwig (Les); M.W. van Tulder (Maurits); B.W. Koes (Bart); C. Maher (Chris)

    2013-01-01

    markdownabstractAbstract Objective To review the evidence on diagnostic accuracy of red flag signs and symptoms to screen for fracture or malignancy in patients presenting with low back pain to primary, secondary, or tertiary care. Design Systematic review. Data sources Medline, OldMedline, Emba

  8. Raising FLAGS: Renewing Core French at the Pre-Service Teacher Level

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    Carr, Wendy

    2010-01-01

    A new program for core French teacher candidates called FLAGS (French Language and Global Studies) was established at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2007. The program is intended for those who are keen to teach core French and possess rudimentary proficiency in the language but may not necessarily have the same proficiency or prior…

  9. 46 CFR 381.9 - Available U.S.-flag service.

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    2010-10-01

    ... existing regulations at 46 CFR Part 382 or 383, as appropriate, and incorporating the cost for the foreign... 46 Shipping 8 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Available U.S.-flag service. 381.9 Section 381.9 Shipping MARITIME ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION MISCELLANEOUS CARGO...

  10. Performance Flags: Using Local Norms to Highlight Needy Students and Exceptional Teachers. Research Brief. Volume 0803

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    Froman, Terry; Brown, Shelly

    2009-01-01

    References to FCAT results dominate the appraisal of students, schools, and districts. Yet, with all these reports of scores and grades it is not easy to spot extraordinary performance. It is the purpose of this paper to introduce Performance Flags--a new look to FCAT statistics that can help Miami-Dade district in the simple and speedy detection…

  11. Cohomology of line bundles on the flag variety for type G_2

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    Andersen, Henning Haahr; Kaneda, Masaharu

    2012-01-01

    In the case of a simple algebraic group G of type G2 over a field of characteristic p>0 we study the cohomology modules of line bundles on the flag variety for G. Our main result is a complete determination of the vanishing behavior of such cohomology in the case where the line bundles in question...

  12. Automated flagging influences the inconsistency and bias of band cell and atypical lymphocyte morphological differentials.

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    Meer, W. van der; Scott, C.S.; Keijzer, M.H. de

    2004-01-01

    This study evaluated inter- and intra-observer variabilities of band cell and atypical lymphocyte differentials and the influence of instrument flagging information on resulting microscopic differentials. Five stained slides with a range of band cell counts and five with variable numbers of atypical

  13. The Ultimate Flag Games Curriculum: An Answer to a Participation Problem

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    Bell, Martie

    2011-01-01

    In response to a lack of active participation by students in physical education, the Ultimate Flag Games curriculum was created and has thrived in the decades since its inception. The curriculum has been successful at the middle school, high school, and higher education levels. This article introduced the curriculum, different games, and rules and…

  14. Phloem Transport of Arsenic Species from Flag Leaf to Grain During Grain Filling

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    A Carey; G Norton; C Deacon; K Scheckel; E Lombi; T Punshon; M Guerinot; A Lanzirotti; M Newville; et al.

    2011-12-31

    Strategies to reduce arsenic (As) in rice grain, below concentrations that represent a serious human health concern, require that the mechanisms of As accumulation within grain be established. Therefore, retranslocation of As species from flag leaves into filling rice grain was investigated. Arsenic species were delivered through cut flag leaves during grain fill. Spatial unloading within grains was investigated using synchrotron X-ray fluorescence (SXRF) microtomography. Additionally, the effect of germanic acid (a silicic acid analog) on grain As accumulation in arsenite-treated panicles was examined. Dimethylarsinic acid (DMA) and monomethylarsonic acid (MMA) were extremely efficiently retranslocated from flag leaves to rice grain; arsenate was poorly retranslocated, and was rapidly reduced to arsenite within flag leaves; arsenite displayed no retranslocation. Within grains, DMA rapidly dispersed while MMA and inorganic As remained close to the entry point. Germanic acid addition did not affect grain As in arsenite-treated panicles. Three-dimensional SXRF microtomography gave further information on arsenite localization in the ovular vascular trace (OVT) of rice grains. These results demonstrate that inorganic As is poorly remobilized, while organic species are readily remobilized, from leaves to grain. Stem translocation of inorganic As may not rely solely on silicic acid transporters.

  15. Phloem transport of arsenic species from flag leaf to grain during grain filling

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    Carey, Anne-Marie; Norton, Gareth J.; Deacon, Claire; Scheckel, Kirk G.; Lombi, Enzo; Punshon, Tracy; Guerinot, Mary Lou; Lanzirotti, Antonio; Newville, Matt; Choi, Yongseong; Price, Adam H.; Meharg, Andrew A. (EPA); (U. South Australia); (Aberdeen); (UC); (Dartmouth)

    2011-09-20

    Strategies to reduce arsenic (As) in rice grain, below concentrations that represent a serious human health concern, require that the mechanisms of As accumulation within grain be established. Therefore, retranslocation of As species from flag leaves into filling rice grain was investigated. Arsenic species were delivered through cut flag leaves during grain fill. Spatial unloading within grains was investigated using synchrotron X-ray fluorescence (SXRF) microtomography. Additionally, the effect of germanic acid (a silicic acid analog) on grain As accumulation in arsenite-treated panicles was examined. Dimethylarsinic acid (DMA) and monomethylarsonic acid (MMA) were extremely efficiently retranslocated from flag leaves to rice grain; arsenate was poorly retranslocated, and was rapidly reduced to arsenite within flag leaves; arsenite displayed no retranslocation. Within grains, DMA rapidly dispersed while MMA and inorganic As remained close to the entry point. Germanic acid addition did not affect grain As in arsenite-treated panicles. Three-dimensional SXRF microtomography gave further information on arsenite localization in the ovular vascular trace (OVT) of rice grains. These results demonstrate that inorganic As is poorly remobilized, while organic species are readily remobilized, from leaves to grain. Stem translocation of inorganic As may not rely solely on silicic acid transporters.

  16. Dynamic Black-Level Correction and Artifact Flagging in the Kepler Data Pipeline

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    Clarke, B. D.; Kolodziejczak, J. J.; Caldwell, D. A.

    2013-01-01

    Instrument-induced artifacts in the raw Kepler pixel data include time-varying crosstalk from the fine guidance sensor (FGS) clock signals, manifestations of drifting moiré pattern as locally correlated nonstationary noise and rolling bands in the images which find their way into the calibrated pixel time series and ultimately into the calibrated target flux time series. Using a combination of raw science pixel data, full frame images, reverse-clocked pixel data and ancillary temperature data the Keplerpipeline models and removes the FGS crosstalk artifacts by dynamically adjusting the black level correction. By examining the residuals to the model fits, the pipeline detects and flags spatial regions and time intervals of strong time-varying blacklevel (rolling bands ) on a per row per cadence basis. These flags are made available to downstream users of the data since the uncorrected rolling band artifacts could complicate processing or lead to misinterpretation of instrument behavior as stellar. This model fitting and artifact flagging is performed within the new stand-alone pipeline model called Dynablack. We discuss the implementation of Dynablack in the Kepler data pipeline and present results regarding the improvement in calibrated pixels and the expected improvement in cotrending performances as a result of including FGS corrections in the calibration. We also discuss the effectiveness of the rolling band flagging for downstream users and illustrate with some affected light curves.

  17. Constructing and Validating the Foreign Language Attitudes and Goals Survey (FLAGS)

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    Cid, Eva; Granena, Gisela; Tragant, Elsa

    2009-01-01

    The present study describes the process that was followed in the construction and validation of the foreign language attitudes and goals survey (FLAGS), a new questionnaire based on qualitative data from Tragant and Munoz [Tragant, Munoz, C., 2000. "La motivacion y su relacion con la edad en un contexto escolar de aprendizaje de una lengua…

  18. 46 CFR 42.11-10 - Applications for load line assignments and certificates for vessels other than U.S.-flag vessels.

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    2010-10-01

    ... for vessels other than U.S.-flag vessels. 42.11-10 Section 42.11-10 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT... certificates for vessels other than U.S.-flag vessels. (a) The application for the assignment of load lines and... America has a reciprocal load line agreement in effect shall be made by the Government whose flag...

  19. 46 CFR 42.03-35 - U.S.-flag vessels and Canadian vessels navigating on sheltered waters of Puget Sound and...

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    ... 46 Shipping 2 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false U.S.-flag vessels and Canadian vessels navigating on... FOREIGN VOYAGES BY SEA Application § 42.03-35 U.S.-flag vessels and Canadian vessels navigating on... Island to Cape Spencer, Alaska, are sheltered waters * * *.” (b) U.S.-flag vessels and Canadian...

  20. Potential synergy between the Ionospheric Disturbance Flag and NeQuick-G for single frequency users

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    Aragon-Angel, Angela; Fortuny, Joaquim

    2016-04-01

    The document describing the particular ionospheric model developed for the Galileo satellite navigation system has been very recently released, the official Ionospheric Correction Algorithm for Galileo Single Frequency Users document (from here on-wards named Galileo-Iono), available at www.gsc-europa.eu/system/files/galileo_documents/Galileo_Ionospheric_Model.pdf. This publication allows GNSS receiver manufacturers to start the implementation of the specific algorithm targeted for their Galileo related products in order to be compliant with the Galileo system. As indicated in the Galileo OS SIS ICD, among the parameters that are broadcast in the Galileo navigation message, parameters that are sent within both F/NAV and I/NAV, one can find five Ionospheric Disturbance Flags for Regions 1 to 5 (SF1, SF2, SF3, SF4 and SF5). Nevertheless, in the current version of the model presented in the Galileo-Iono document, the Ionospheric Disturbance flags are "not used" within the Galileo ionospheric correction calculation. In this work, a potential approach to account for this information is being investigated. This plan includes the update of the Galileo ionospheric, NeQuick-G, correction model by specifying the use of these flags. Hence a customized version of the NeQuick-G model has been developed and tested. Specific scenarios will be considered to test whether this approach of considering the added value information of the Ionospheric Disturbance Flags is translated into the positioning domain. In order to assess the improvement obtained using the proposed approach five stations displaced in the five regions are used. Different days of data have been collected in nominal and disturbed conditions; the evaluation is carried out comparing the performance of the proposed approach with respect to the classical approach. The benefits of the use of the disturbance flags information are evaluated comparing the performance in similar geometry conditions.

  1. Containership Flag Selection: The Opening of Direct Shipping between Taiwan and China

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    Shih-Hao Yang

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The signature of the cross-strait sea transport (CST Agreement in 2008 has not only established the cross-strait direct shipping link, but also lifted the ban on the involvement of Taiwanese flagged ships to call at China’s ports. This paper focuses on the flag selection for Taiwanese container shipping companies under the provisions of the CST Agreement, and embraces the empirical investigation based on the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP and Grey Relation Analysis (GRA with the Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution (TOPSIS. The results show Hong Kong is the optimal choice rather than China and Taiwan. Although cross-strait shipping is highly controlled by both sides of the strait, economic factors are still taken seriously in commercial activities. Further, to assist shipping companies to get direct shipping approvals from China and revising a package of financial measures under current shipping policies are recommended for the Taiwanese government.

  2. Representations of scr(U)h(su(N)) derived from quantum flag manifolds

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    A relationship between quantum flag and Grassmann manifolds is revealed. This enables a formal diagonalization of quantum positive matrices. The requirement that this diagonalization defines a homomorphism leads to a left scr(U)h(su(N))-module structure on the algebra generated by quantum antiholomorphic coordinate functions living on the flag manifold. The module is defined by prescribing the action on the unit and then extending it to all polynomials using a quantum version of the Leibniz rule. The Leibniz rule is shown to be induced by the dressing transformation. For discrete values of parameters occurring in the diagonalization one can extract finite-dimensional irreducible representations of scr(U)h(su(N)) as cyclic submodules. copyright 1997 American Institute of Physics

  3. Bruhat Order in the Full Symmetric $\\mathfrak{sl}_n$ Toda Lattice on partial flag space

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    Chernyakov, Yu B; Sorin, A S

    2014-01-01

    In our previous paper we described the asymptotic behaviour of trajectories of the Full Symmetric $\\mathfrak{sl}_n$ Toda lattice in the case of distinct eigenvalues of the Lax matrix. It turned out that it is completely determined by the Bruhat order on the permutation group. In the present paper we extend this result to the generic case: let some eigenvalues of the Lax matrix coincide. In that case the trajectories are described in the terms of the projection to a partial flag space, where the induced dynamical system verifies the same properties as before: we show that when $t\\to\\pm\\infty$ the trajectories of the induced dynamical system converge to a finite set of points in the partial flag space indexed by the Schubert cells, so that any two points of this set are connected by a trajectory iff the corresponding cells are adjoint.

  4. Mandating responsible flagging practices as a strategy for reducing the risk of coastal oil spills.

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    Miller, Dana D; Hotte, Ngaio; Sumaila, U Rashid

    2014-04-15

    As human civilization is becoming more aware of the negative impact our actions can inflict upon the natural world, the intensification of fossil fuel extraction and industrial development is being met with increasing opposition. In Western Canada, proposals that would increase the volume of petroleum transported by pipelines and by tankers through the coastal waters of British Columbia have engaged the province in debate. To ease public concern on the risk of a coastal oil spill, there are additional commitments that involved parties could make. There is evidence to show that the practice of registering vessels under foreign flags of states that have exhibited failure in compliance with international obligations is more common amongst petroleum tankers that have been involved in large-scale oil spills. To prove that they are committed to reducing the risk of oil spills, businesses need to stop registering their vessels under flags of foreign, non-compliant states. PMID:24467855

  5. World War II soldier salutes the US Flag during a Veteran's Day ceremony to dedicate a memorial

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    2005-01-01

    World War II soldier salutes the US Flag during a Veteran's Day ceremony to dedicate a memorial to 'Smoky, Yorkie Doodle Dandy and Dogs of All Wars' in the Rocky River Reservation, Lakewood, Ohio. November 11, 2005

  6. An analogue of Weyl’s law for quantized irreducible generalized flag manifolds

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    We prove an analogue of Weyl’s law for quantized irreducible generalized flag manifolds. This is formulated in terms of a zeta function which, similarly to the classical setting, satisfies the following two properties: as a functional on the quantized algebra it is proportional to the Haar state and its first singularity coincides with the classical dimension. The relevant formulas are given for the more general case of compact quantum groups

  7. SPAD GREENNESS TO ESTIMATE GENOTYPIC VARIATION IN FLAG LEAF CHLOROPHYLL IN SPRING WHEAT UNDER MEDITERRANEAN CONDITIONS

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    Celaleddin BARUTCULAR; TOPTAS, Irem; TURKTEN, Hatice; Yildirim, Mehmet; KOC, Mujde

    2015-01-01

    Leaf chlorophyll (Chl) is emphasized as an indicator for photosynthesis in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). SPAD greenness meters are used to predict extractable Chl, but few studies have evaluated relationships between flag leaf greenness and Chl among wheat genotypes. Sixteen spring wheat genotypes with similar development patterns were studied in eight environments (2 years, 2 irrigation treatments and 2 sowing times) to investigate the precision of the SPAD-502 meter to predict Chl content/c...

  8. Configuration Spaces of a Kinematic System and Monster Tower of Special Multi-Flags

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    Pelletier, Fernand

    2011-01-01

    In this note we show that the configuration spaces of the kinematic system constructed in [4] and [12] gives rise to a natural tower of sphere bundles. Moreover, we prove that, each tower of projective bundles associated to special multi- flags (cf [1], [13], [2], [3]), we can associate such a tower of sphere bundles which is a two-fold covering of the previous one. In particular we give a positive answer of some conjecture proposed in [3

  9. FLAG: A multi-dimensional adaptive free-Lagrange code for fully unstructured grids

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    Burton, D.E.; Miller, D.S.; Palmer, T. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)

    1995-07-01

    The authors describe FLAG, a 3D adaptive free-Lagrange method for unstructured grids. The grid elements were 3D polygons, which move with the flow, and are refined or reconnected as necessary to achieve uniform accuracy. The authors stressed that they were able to construct a 3D hydro version of this code in 3 months, using an object-oriented FORTRAN approach.

  10. An algebraic cell decomposition of the nonnegative part of a flag variety

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    Rietsch, K

    1997-01-01

    We study the nonnegative part B_{\\ge 0} of the flag variety of a reductive algebraic group G, as defined by Lusztig. Using positivity properties of the canonical basis it is shown that B_{\\ge 0} has an algebraic cell decomposition indexed by pairs w\\le w' of the Weyl group. This result was conjectired by Lusztig in [Lu; Progress in Math 123].

  11. Yellow flag scores in a compensable New Zealand cohort suffering acute low back pain

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    Grimmer-Somers, Karen

    2008-01-01

    Karen Grimmer-Somers1, Mathew Prior1, Jim Robertson21Centre for Allied Health Evidence, University of South Australia, City East Campus, North Tce, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia; 2New Zealand Accident Compensation Corporation, Auckland, New ZealandBackground: Despite its high prevalence, most acute low back pain (ALBP) is nonspecific, self-limiting with no definable pathology. Recurrence is prevalent, as is resultant chronicity. Psychosocial factors (yellow flags comprising depression ...

  12. Quantum cohomology of partial flag manifolds F{sub n{sub 1}...n{sub k}}

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    Astashkevich, A. [Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge, MA (United States). Dept. of Mathematics; Sadov, V. [Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA (United States). Lyman Lab. of Physics]|[L.D. Landau Inst. for Theoretical Physics, Moscow (Russian Federation)

    1995-06-01

    We compute the quantum cohomology rings of the partial flag manifolds F{sub n{sub 1}...n{sub k}}=U(n)/(U(n{sub 1})x..xU(n{sub k})). Also we define a notion of the vertical quantum cohomology ring of the algebraic bundle. For the flag bundle F{sub n{sub 1}...n{sub k}} (E) associated with the vector bundle E this ring is found. (orig.)

  13. Composition of cuticular waxes coating flag leaf blades and peduncles of Triticum aestivum cv. Bethlehem.

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    Racovita, Radu C; Hen-Avivi, Shelly; Fernandez-Moreno, Josefina-Patricia; Granell, Antonio; Aharoni, Asaph; Jetter, Reinhard

    2016-10-01

    The work herein presents comprehensive analyses of the cuticular wax mixtures covering the flag leaf blade and peduncle of bread wheat (Triticum aestivum) cv. Bethlehem. Overall, Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry and Flame Ionization Detection revealed a wax coverage of flag leaf blades (16 μg/cm(2)) a third that of peduncles (49 μg/cm(2)). Flag leaf blade wax was dominated by 1-alkanols, while peduncle wax contained primarily β-diketone and hydroxy-β-diketones, thus suggesting differential regulation of the acyl reduction and β-diketone biosynthetic pathways in the two analyzed organs. The characteristic chain length distributions of the various wax compound classes are discussed in light of their individual biosynthetic pathways and biosynthetic relationships between classes. Along with previously reported wheat wax compound classes (fatty acids, 1-alkanols, 1-alkanol esters, aldehydes, alkanes, β-diketone, hydroxy-β-diketones, alkylresorcinols and methyl alkylresorcinols), esters of 2-alkanols and three types of aromatic esters (benzyl, phenethyl and p-hydroxyphenethyl) are also reported. In particular, 2-heptanol esters were identified. Detailed analyses of the isomer distributions within 1-alkanol and 2-alkanol ester homologs revealed distinct patterns of esterified acids and alcohols, suggesting several wax ester synthases with very different substrate preferences in both wheat organs. Terpenoids, including two terpenoid esters, were present only in peduncle wax. PMID:27264640

  14. FLAG: Lattice QCD Tests of the Standard Model and Foretaste for Beyond

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    Vladikas, Anastassios

    2015-01-01

    After a short presentation of the FLAG collaboration, we review lattice results related to pion, $K$-, $D$- and $B$-meson physics with the aim of making them easily accessible to the particle-physics community. Only a selection of FLAG averages or estimates is presented. For light flavours, we present results on the form factor $f_+(0)$, arising in semileptonic $K \\rightarrow \\pi$ transition at zero momentum transfer, as well as the decay-constants $f_K,f_\\pi$ and their ratio. The consequences of these results for the CKM matrix elements $|V_{us}|$ and $|V_{ud}|$ are discussed. For heavy flavours we focus on $D$- and $B$-meson decay constants and form factors, as well as the CKM matrix elements $|V_{cs}|$, $|V_{cd}|$ and $|V_{ub}|$. In addition we briefly cover the recent advances stemming from the calculation the $B_K$-parameters and touch upon related current results relevant to the Physics beyond the Standard Model, which will be the subject of the next FLAG edition.

  15. Implementation and Validation of the BHR Turbulence Model in the FLAG Hydrocode

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    Denissen, Nicholas A. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Fung, Jimmy [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Reisner, Jon M. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Andrews, Malcolm J. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2012-08-29

    The BHR-2 turbulence model, developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory for variable density and compressible flows, is implemented in an Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian hydrocode, FLAG. The BHR-2 formulation is discussed, with emphasis on its connection to multi-component flow formulations that underlie FLAG's treatment of multi-species flow. One-dimensional and two-dimensional validation tests are performed and compared to experiment and Eulerian simulations. Turbulence is an often studied and ubiquitous phenomenon in nature, and modeling its effects is essential in many practical applications. Specifically the behavior of turbulence in the presence of strong density gradients and compressibility is of fundamental importance in applications ranging from Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) [1], supernovae [2], and atmospheric flows. The BHR closure approach [3] seeks to model the physical processes at work in variable density turbulence including Kelvin-Helmholtz (KH) [4], Rayleigh-Taylor (RT) [5], and Richtmyer-Meshkov (RM) [6], driven turbulence. The effectiveness of the BHR-2 implementation has been demonstrated for variable density mixing in the KH, RT, and RM cases in an Eulerian framework [7]. The primary motivation of the present work is to implement the BHR-2 turbulence model in the Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian (ALE) hydrodynamics code FLAG. The goal is not only to demonstrate results in agreement with previous Eulerian calculations, but also document behavior that arises from the underlying differences in code philosophy.

  16. COAR: Combining Arc flag with Reach based method for shortest path computation

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    Thangalatha legaz.C

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available In general shortest path computation from onenode to another in a directed graph is a verycommon task. This problem is fundamentally solvedby the Dijkstra algorithm. There are manytechniques available to speed up the originalDijkstra’s algorithm heuristically. Even then theoptimality of the solution can still be guaranteed.In this project, the various combinations of speeduptechniques are studied and analyzed. By analyzingthe advantages of the arc flag method and reachbased method, the combination of the arc flag andthe reach based method provides better speed upthan the previous combinations and therefore weimprove the speedup of shortest path queries usingthis combination. The main focus of the work is toimplement the combination of Arc flag and Reachbased method to improve the speedup of shortestpath queries. The experimental results werecompared and analyzed for determining betterperformance improvements in random graphs andplanar graphs. The road network for South Indiawith the distance values between districts inTamilnadu are also tested using arcflag method,reach based method and COAR.

  17. Effects of elevated air temperature on physiological characteristics of flag leaves and grain yield in rice

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    Liu Qi-Hua

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available As an indispensable environment element for crop growth, air temperature has brought challenge for the sustainable development of rice (Oryza sativa L. production. Elevated air temperature led to great loss in rice grain yield in many districts suffering from heat stress due to the greenhouse effect worldwide, which has received more and more attention from researchers. A field experiment was conducted to investigate impacts of high air temperature (HAT after rice heading stage on dynamics of SPAD values, soluble sugar, soluble protein, and malondialdehyde (MDA contents of flag leaves, and grain yield attributes. The results showed that HAT significantly reduced SPAD values, soluble sugar and protein contents, seed-setting rate, number of filled grains per panicles, 1000-grain weight, and grain yield, while increased MDA content. There exists strong correlation between each physiological parameter and days from heading stage to maturity, which can be simulated by quadratic curve equation or linear regression equation. Under HAT, the enhanced MDA content and decreased soluble sugar content demonstrated the damage of membrane structure and photosynthesis function of rice flag leaves, which was partially attributed to the reduced SPAD value and soluble protein content. In the present experiment, rice seed-setting rate was more vulnerable to HAT than grain weight. The disturbance of physiological metabolism in flag leaves was a fundamental reason for the reduction of rice grain yield under HAT.

  18. KINEMATICS OF THE TYPICAL BEACH FLAGS START FOR YOUNG ADULT SPRINTERS

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    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available This study profiled beach flags start kinematics for experienced young adult sprinters. Five males and three females (age = 20.8 ± 2.1 years; height = 1.70 ± 0.06 meters [m]; mass = 63.9 ± 6.0 kilograms completed four sprints using their competition start technique. A high-speed camera, positioned laterally, filmed the start. Data included: start time; hand clearance time; posterior movement from the start line; feet spacing during the start; elbow, hip, knee, trunk lean, and trajectory angles at take-off; and first step length. Timing gates recorded 0-2, 0-5, and 0-20 m time. Spearman's correlations identified variables relating (p < 0.05 to faster start and sprint times. The beach flags start involved sprinters moving 0.18 ± 0.05 m posterior to the start line by flexing both legs underneath the body before turning. Following the turn, the feet were positioned 0.47 ± 0.07 apart. This distance negatively correlated with start (ρ = -0.647, 0-2 (ρ = -0.683, and 0-5 m (ρ = -0.766 time. Beach flags start kinematics at take-off resembled research analyzing track starts and acceleration. The elbow extension angle (137.62 ± 13.45° of the opposite arm to the drive leg correlated with 0-2 (ρ = -0.762, 0-5 (ρ = -0.810, and 0-20 m (ρ = -0.810 time. Greater arm extension likely assisted with stability during the start, leading to enhanced sprint performance. The drive leg knee extension angle (146.36 ± 2.26° correlated with start time (ρ = -0.677, indicating a contribution to a faster start completion. A longer first step following the start related to faster 0-5 m time (ρ = -0.690. Sprinters quicker over 0-2 and 0-5 m were also quicker over 20 m (ρ = 0.881-0.952. Beach flags sprinters must ensure their start is completed quickly, such that they can attain a high speed throughout the race

  19. Accessing numeric data via flags and tags: A final report on a real world experiment

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    Kottenstette, J. P.; Freeman, J. E.; Staskin, E. R.; Hargrave, C. W.

    1978-01-01

    An experiment is reported which: extended the concepts of data flagging and tagging to the aerospace scientific and technical literature; generated experience with the assignment of data summaries and data terms by documentation specialists; and obtained real world assessments of data summaries and data terms in information products and services. Inclusion of data summaries and data terms improved users' understanding of referenced documents from a subject perspective as well as from a data perspective; furthermore, a radical shift in document ordering behavior occurred during the experiment toward proportionately more requests for data-summarized items.

  20. American Flag and Mini-DVD Attached to Deck of Phoenix

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    This image, released on Memorial Day, May 26, 2008, shows the American flag and a mini-DVD on the Phoenix's deck, which is about 3 ft. above the Martian surface. The mini-DVD from the Planetary Society contains a message to future Martian explorers, science fiction stories and art inspired by the Red Planet, and the names of more than a quarter million earthlings. The Phoenix Mission is led by the University of Arizona, Tucson, on behalf of NASA. Project management of the mission is by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. Spacecraft development is by Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver.

  1. Car park by the flag poles closed at Gate B end

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    In the framework of the work for the new tramline, the car park by the flag poles is being reorganised, partly with a view to improving safety for pedestrians and motorists. As a consequence, it will no longer be possible to enter and leave the car park at the Gate B end (except in the case of TPG buses, which will continue to use the same route as before). Motorists will therefore be able to enter or leave the car park at the Gate A end only, and those heading in the Saint-Genis-Pouilly direction will be able to use the new roundabout near Gate A.

  2. Buzz Aldrin and the U.S. flag on the Moon

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    1969-01-01

    Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot of the first lunar landing mission, poses for a photograph beside the deployed United States flag during an Apollo 11 Extravehicular Activity (EVA) on the lunar surface. The Lunar Module (LM) is on the left, and the footprints of the astronauts are clearly visible in the soil of the Moon. Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, commander, took this picture with a 70mm Hasselblad lunar surface camera. While astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin descended in the LM, the 'Eagle', to explore the Sea of Tranquility region of the Moon, astronaut Michael Collins, command module pilot, remained with the Command and Service Modules (CSM) 'Columbia' in lunar-orbit.

  3. Polynomials for GL_p x GL_q orbit closures in the flag variety

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    Wyser, Benjamin J.; Yong, Alexander

    2013-01-01

    The subgroup K=GL_p x GL_q of GL_{p+q} acts on the (complex) flag variety GL_{p+q}/B with finitely many orbits. We introduce a family of polynomials that specializes to representatives for cohomology classes of the orbit closures in the Borel model. We define and study K-orbit determinantal ideals to support the geometric naturality of these representatives. Using a modification of these ideals, we describe an analogy between two local singularity measures: the H-polynomials and the Kazhdan-L...

  4. Flag beat

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    Trento, Stefano; Serafin, Stefania

    2013-01-01

    rhythm, generate a continuous sound feedback and control the pitch of a piece of music. An evaluation test of the device has been performed with fourteen kids in a kindergarten. Results and observations showed that kids preferred the algorithms based on the exploration of the music rhythm and on pitch...

  5. Effect of leaf nutrition on 14C-prolin assimilation from wheat flag leaves and developing grains

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    Interrelations between flag leaves, stems, and developing reproductive organs during wheat assimilation of exogenous proline have been investigated with the aim of elucidating the physiological and biochemical changes occuring in the plants as a result of late leaf feeding. Changing the place of nutrient medium 14C-proline application from flag leaves to the basis of the growing spikes proved that leaf feeding stimulated its assimilation and produced organ-specific changes leading to different interrelations between the two organs studied. Results showed that the flag leaves assimilated and metabolized the radioactive predecessor, and the positive effect of potassium nitrate on 14C-metabolite down flow depended on the phase of plant development. It was found that the assimilating functions of developing organs were enhanced as related with the pronounced increase in the rate of their protein synthesis

  6. FLAGS: A Flexible and Adaptive Association Test for Gene Sets Using Summary Statistics.

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    Huang, Jianfei; Wang, Kai; Wei, Peng; Liu, Xiangtao; Liu, Xiaoming; Tan, Kai; Boerwinkle, Eric; Potash, James B; Han, Shizhong

    2016-03-01

    Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have been widely used for identifying common variants associated with complex diseases. Despite remarkable success in uncovering many risk variants and providing novel insights into disease biology, genetic variants identified to date fail to explain the vast majority of the heritability for most complex diseases. One explanation is that there are still a large number of common variants that remain to be discovered, but their effect sizes are generally too small to be detected individually. Accordingly, gene set analysis of GWAS, which examines a group of functionally related genes, has been proposed as a complementary approach to single-marker analysis. Here, we propose a FL: exible and A: daptive test for G: ene S: ets (FLAGS), using summary statistics. Extensive simulations showed that this method has an appropriate type I error rate and outperforms existing methods with increased power. As a proof of principle, through real data analyses of Crohn's disease GWAS data and bipolar disorder GWAS meta-analysis results, we demonstrated the superior performance of FLAGS over several state-of-the-art association tests for gene sets. Our method allows for the more powerful application of gene set analysis to complex diseases, which will have broad use given that GWAS summary results are increasingly publicly available. PMID:26773050

  7. A CERN flag is set to wave up in the Himalayas

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    2010-01-01

    On 18 October, Hubert Reymond, from the Industrial Controls and Engineering group of the EN Department, will be leaving to Nepal with a CERN flag in his backpack. He will place it at the highest point of his trek across the Annapurna mountains in the Himalayas, Thorong La pass, at 5,416 m above sea level.   A view of the Annapurna mountains (source: www.flickr.com/minutesalone) “Is there any official CERN flag I can carry with me during my trek through Nepal?” Some days ago, the Press Office was confronted with this unusual (but see box) question from Hubert Reymond. From 18 October to 10 November, Reymond, who works as an industrial computing engineer in the EN Department, will be trekking across the 55 km-long Annapurna massif in the Himalayas, whose highest point lies at 8,091 m (making it the 10th-highest summit in the world). The area is well-known to trekkers from around the world, as it includes several world-class circuits, including the Annapurna circuit which Reym...

  8. Quantum cohomology of the cotangent bundle of a flag variety as a Yangian Bethe algebra

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    Gorbounov, V.; Rimányi, R.; Tarasov, V.; Varchenko, A.

    2013-12-01

    We interpret the equivariant cohomology algebra HGLn×C∗∗(T∗F;C) of the cotangent bundle of a partial flag variety F parametrizing chains of subspaces 0=F0⊂F1⊂⋯⊂FN=Cn, dimFi/F=λi, as the Yangian Bethe algebra B∞({1}/{D}Vλ-) of the g-weight subspace {1}/{D}Vλ- of a Y(g)-module {1}/{D}V-. Under this identification the dynamical connection of Tarasov and Varchenko (2002) [12] turns into the quantum connection of Braverman et al. (2010) [4] and Maulik and Okounkov (2012) [5]. As a result of this identification we describe the algebra of quantum multiplication on HGLn×C∗∗(T∗F;C) as the algebra of functions on fibers of a discrete Wronski map. In particular this gives generators and relations of that algebra. This identification also gives us hypergeometric solutions of the associated quantum differential equation. That fact manifests the Landau-Ginzburg mirror symmetry for the cotangent bundle of the flag variety.

  9. A Potential Role of Flag Leaf Potassium in Conferring Tolerance to Drought-Induced Leaf Senescence in Barley.

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    Hosseini, Seyed A; Hajirezaei, Mohammad R; Seiler, Christiane; Sreenivasulu, Nese; von Wirén, Nicolaus

    2016-01-01

    Terminal drought stress decreases crop yields by inducing abscisic acid (ABA) and premature leaf senescence. As potassium (K) is known to interfere with ABA homeostasis we addressed the question whether there is genetic variability regarding the role of K nutrition in ABA homeostasis and drought tolerance. To compare their response to drought stress, two barley lines contrasting in drought-induced leaf senescence were grown in a pot experiment under high and low K supply for the analysis of flag leaves from the same developmental stage. Relative to the drought-sensitive line LPR, the line HPR retained more K in its flag leaves under low K supply and showed delayed flag leaf senescence under terminal drought stress. High K retention was further associated with a higher leaf water status, a higher concentration of starch and other primary carbon metabolites. With regard to ABA homeostasis, HPR accumulated less ABA but higher levels of the ABA degradation products phaseic acid (PA) and dehydro-PA. Under K deficiency this went along with higher transcript levels of ABA8'-HYDROXYLASE, encoding a key enzyme in ABA degradation. The present study provides evidence for a positive impact of the K nutritional status on ABA homeostasis and carbohydrate metabolism under drought stress. We conclude that genotypes with a high K nutritional status in the flag leaf show superior drought tolerance by promoting ABA degradation but attenuating starch degradation which delays flag leaf senescence. Flag leaf K levels may thus represent a useful trait for the selection of drought-tolerant barley cultivars. PMID:26955376

  10. 7 CFR 2.8 - Delegations of authority to agency heads to order that the United States flag be flown at half...

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    ... heads to order that the United States flag be flown at half-staff. Pursuant to section 5 of Proclamation 3044, 3 CFR, 1954-1958 Comp., p. 4, each general officer and agency head is delegated authority to... the United States flag be flown at half-staff. 2.8 Section 2.8 Agriculture Office of the Secretary...

  11. Identification of up-regulated genes in flag leaves during rice grain filling and characterization of OsNAC5, a new ABA-dependent transcription factor

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    Rice is a poor source of essential micronutrients such as iron and zinc. To help clarify the molecular mechanisms that regulate the mobilization of metals from leaves to developing seeds, we conducted suppression subtractive hybridization analysis in flag leaves of two rice cultivars. Flag leaves ar...

  12. DOGO Warn Levels: An Upgrade to Quality Flags for the OCO-2 Data Products

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    Eldering, A.; Mandrake, L.; Doran, G. B., Jr.; O'Dell, C.

    2015-12-01

    All large observational datasets contain varying quality data due to instrument limitations, retrieval software imperfections, and confounding (poorly modeled) effects in the system being observed. Traditionally, we image large percentages of data that are of limited or no scientific use, so called "bad data." The previous solution was for an instrument team to create a binary filter (quality flag) to remove unwanted observations before any analyses are performed. However, quality flags assume fully separable "good"/ "bad" data and produce a fixed percentage of data that may still be too high or low for a particular user's needs. Additionally, atmospheric soundings are confounded by clouds and aerosols that continuously vary in optical depth and size scale without a sharp, simple boundary between "good" and "bad," breaking the data quality concept. OCO2 has for the first time at JPL/NASA developed an alternative to quality flags: the award-winning DOGO (Data Ordering Genetic Optimization) system. DOGO uses machine-learning to derive a coarse ordering of the data from most to least trusted without making arbitrary good/bad decisions. By seeking to reduce metrics like stdev of southern hemisphere XCO2, difference from TCCON, and stdev of global small areas, DOGO searches the space of all possible filters and isolates a handful of predictive metadata features that, through simple formula, can be used to predict an optimal ordering. This ordering seeks to keep the above metrics reduced while gradually admitting more data for analysis. The ordering is crystallized into the Warn Level (WL) product, so named because higher Warn Levels for an individual sounding indicate higher chances that the sounding will not prove useful. Users use WL's by accepting the soundings with lowest values first, then proceeding higher until the data volume need, coverage need, or problem tolerance is reached. DOGO's WL's are the official quality estimation tool provided with OCO-2 data

  13. Prevalence and Red Flags Regarding Specified Causes of Back Pain in Older Adults Presenting in General Practice

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    Enthoven, Wendy T M; Geuze, Judith; Scheele, Jantine; Bierma-Zeinstra, Sita M A; Bueving, Herman J; Bohnen, Arthur M; Peul, Wilco C; van Tulder, Maurits W; Berger, Marjolein Y; Koes, Bart W; Luijsterburg, Pim A J

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND: In a small proportion of patients experiencing unspecified back pain a specified underlying pathology is present. OBJECTIVE: To identify the prevalence of physician-specified causes of back pain and to assess associations between red flags and vertebral fractures, as diagnosed by the pat

  14. Ground squirrel tail-flag displays alter both predatory strike and ambush site selection behaviours of rattlesnakes.

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    Barbour, Matthew A; Clark, Rulon W

    2012-09-22

    Many species approach, inspect and signal towards their predators. These behaviours are often interpreted as predator-deterrent signals--honest signals that indicate to a predator that continued hunting is likely to be futile. However, many of these putative predator-deterrent signals are given when no predator is present, and it remains unclear if and why such signals deter predators. We examined the effects of one such signal, the tail-flag display of California ground squirrels, which is frequently given both during and outside direct encounters with northern Pacific rattlesnakes. We video-recorded and quantified the ambush foraging responses of rattlesnakes to tail-flagging displays from ground squirrels. We found that tail-flagging deterred snakes from striking squirrels, most likely by advertising squirrel vigilance (i.e. readiness to dodge a snake strike). We also found that tail-flagging by adult squirrels increased the likelihood that snakes would leave their ambush site, apparently by elevating the vigilance of nearby squirrels which reduces the profitability of the ambush site. Our results provide some of the first empirical evidence of the mechanisms by which a prey display, although frequently given in the absence of a predator, may still deter predators during encounters. PMID:22787023

  15. Field evidence of social influence in the expression of political preferences: the case of secessionist flags in Barcelona

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    Parravano, Antonio; Tena, Jordi; Hermida, Paula

    2014-01-01

    Different models of social influence have explored the dynamics of social contagion, imitation, and diffusion of different types of traits, opinions, and conducts. However, few behavioral data indicating social influence dynamics have been obtained from direct observation in `natural' social contexts. The present research provides that kind of evidence in the case of the public expression of political preferences in the city of Barcelona, where thousands of citizens supporting the secession of Catalonia from Spain have placed a Catalan flag in their balconies. We present two different studies. 1) In July 2013 we registered the number of flags in 26% of the the city. We find that there is a large dispersion in the density of flags in districts with similar density of pro-independence voters. However, we find that the density of flags tends to be fostered in those electoral district where there is a clear majority of pro-independence vote, while it is inhibited in the opposite cases. 2) During 17 days around Ca...

  16. 14 CFR 121.645 - Fuel supply: Turbine-engine powered airplanes, other than turbo propeller: Flag and supplemental...

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    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 3 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Fuel supply: Turbine-engine powered airplanes, other than turbo propeller: Flag and supplemental operations. 121.645 Section 121.645 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED) AIR CARRIERS AND OPERATORS FOR COMPENSATION OR...

  17. 41 CFR 301-10.137 - What exceptions to the Fly America Act requirements apply when I travel solely outside the United...

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    ... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 4 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false What exceptions to the Fly America Act requirements apply when I travel solely outside the United States, and a U.S. flag air... Air Carriers § 301-10.137 What exceptions to the Fly America Act requirements apply when I...

  18. Applied Electromagnetics

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    These proceedings contain papers relating to the 3rd Japanese-Bulgarian-Macedonian Joint Seminar on Applied Electromagnetics. Included are the following groups: Numerical Methods I; Electrical and Mechanical System Analysis and Simulations; Inverse Problems and Optimizations; Software Methodology; Numerical Methods II; Applied Electromagnetics

  19. Analysis of xRAGE and flag high explosive burn models with PBX 9404 cylinder tests

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    Harrier, Danielle [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Andersen, Kyle Richard [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)

    2016-08-05

    High explosives are energetic materials that release their chemical energy in a short interval of time. They are able to generate extreme heat and pressure by a shock driven chemical decomposition reaction, which makes them valuable tools that must be understood. This study investigated the accuracy and performance of two Los Alamos National Laboratory hydrodynamic codes, which are used to determine the behavior of explosives within a variety of systems: xRAGE which utilizes an Eulerian mesh, and FLAG with utilizes a Lagrangian mesh. Various programmed and reactive burn models within both codes were tested using a copper cylinder expansion test. The test was based on a recent experimental setup which contained the plastic bonded explosive PBX 9404. Detonation velocity versus time curves for this explosive were obtained using Photon Doppler Velocimetry (PDV). The modeled results from each of the burn models tested were then compared to one another and to the experimental results. This study validate

  20. Flagging and Correction of Pattern Noise in the Kepler Focal Plane Array

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    Kolodziejczak, Jeffery J.; Caldwell, Douglas A.; VanCleve, Jeffrey E.; Clarke, Bruce D.; Jenkins, Jon M.; Cote, Miles T.; Klaus, Todd C.; Argabright, Vic S.

    2010-01-01

    In order for Kepler to achieve its required less than 20 PPM photometric precision for magnitude 12 and brighter stars, instrument-induced variations in the CCD readout bias pattern (our "2D black image"), which are either fixed or slowly varying in time, must be identified and the corresponding pixels either corrected or removed from further data processing. The two principle sources of these readout bias variations are crosstalk between the 84 science CCDs and the 4 fine guidance sensor (FGS) CCDs and a high frequency amplifier oscillation on less than 40% of the CCD readout channels. The crosstalk produces a synchronous pattern in the 2D black image with time-variation observed in less than 10% of individual pixel bias histories. We will describe a method of removing the crosstalk signal using continuously-collected data from masked and over-clocked image regions (our "collateral data"), and occasionally-collected full-frame images and reverse-clocked readout signals. We use this same set to detect regions affected by the oscillating amplifiers. The oscillations manifest as time-varying moir pattern and rolling bands in the affected channels. Because this effect reduces the performance in only a small fraction of the array at any given time, we have developed an approach for flagging suspect data. The flags will provide the necessary means to resolve any potential ambiguity between instrument-induced variations and real photometric variations in a target time series. We will also evaluate the effectiveness of these techniques using flight data from background and selected target pixels.

  1. The routine leukocyte differential flow cytometry HematoFlow™ method: A new flagging system for automatic validation.

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    Allou, Kaoutar; Vial, Jean-Philippe; Béné, Marie C; Lacombe, Francis

    2015-01-01

    The complete blood cell count and white blood cell differential are the first step in the biological diagnosis of hematological diseases. Both are currently performed by automated instruments which control data and produce alerts. If such flags are activated, the automated differential cannot be validated and the operator must activate a visual blood smear review. Microscopic examination is still today the reference method despite its lack of sensitivity and reproducibility. The HematoFlow™ (Beckman Coulter) system is the first flow cytometry commercialized method designed for the routine differential. Using six markers in five colors and an automated gating strategy, it provides differentials proven to be reliable for 17 leukocyte subpopulations detection. Relying first on a retrospective analysis of 6,462 blood samples processed by HematoFlow™, thresholds were determined to detect the presence of immature granulocytes and/or blast cells. All possible gating strategy misclassifications of leukocyte subpopulations were then summarized in a systematic nomenclature leading to the development of an original flag system based on the detection of aberrant localization of cell events in specific new bivariate histograms. Ultimately, more than 50% of the results could be automatically validated using the HematoFlow™ system, without any false negative, thereby dramatically contributing to an important decrease of technicians' workload. Moreover a noticeable help was given for smear review interpretation and new immunological flags led to the confirmation of blood disease after classical immunophenotyping. These results were confirmed in a second prospective study including 15,335 cases, where more than 50% of the results were automatically validated by this new flag system. MFC stands as being more and more essential for analyzing differentials in routine and this new flag system could greatly improve its implementation. PMID:25906976

  2. Compliance with McDonald criteria and red flag recognition in a general neurology practice in Ireland.

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    Albertyn, Christine

    2012-02-01

    BACKGROUND: The revised McDonald criteria aim to simplify and speed the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS). An important principle of the criteria holds there should be no better explanation for the clinical presentation. In Miller et al.\\'s consensus statement on the differential diagnosis of MS, red flags are identified that may suggest a non-MS diagnosis. OBJECTIVE: All new patients with a practice diagnosis of MS were assessed for compliance with McDonald criteria. The group of patients not fulfilling criteria was followed up to assess compliance over time. At the end of the follow-up period, red flags were sought in the group of patients who remained McDonald criteria negative. METHODS: Clinical notes and paraclinical tests were examined retrospectively for compliance with McDonald criteria and for the presence of red flags. RESULTS: Sixty-two patients were identified, with two lost to follow-up. Twenty-six (42%) patients fulfilled criteria at diagnosis. After 53 months follow-up, 47 (78%) patients fulfilled criteria. In the 13 (22%) patients who remain McDonald criteria negative, a total of 20 red flags were identified, ranging from one to six per patient. Alternative diagnoses were considered and further investigations performed in 10 patients with no significantly abnormal results. CONCLUSION: Twenty-two percent of patients still do not fulfill McDonald criteria after 53 months. Dissemination in time was not proven in the majority of patients and the lack of follow-up neuroimaging was an important factor in this. Red flags may be useful in identifying alternative diagnoses, but the yield was low in our cohort.

  3. Applied superconductivity

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    Newhouse, Vernon L

    1975-01-01

    Applied Superconductivity, Volume II, is part of a two-volume series on applied superconductivity. The first volume dealt with electronic applications and radiation detection, and contains a chapter on liquid helium refrigeration. The present volume discusses magnets, electromechanical applications, accelerators, and microwave and rf devices. The book opens with a chapter on high-field superconducting magnets, covering applications and magnet design. Subsequent chapters discuss superconductive machinery such as superconductive bearings and motors; rf superconducting devices; and future prospec

  4. Applied Stratigraphy

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    Lucas, Spencer G.

    Stratigraphy is a cornerstone of the Earth sciences. The study of layered rocks, especially their age determination and correlation, which are integral parts of stratigraphy, are key to fields as diverse as geoarchaeology and tectonics. In the Anglophile history of geology, in the early 1800s, the untutored English surveyor William Smith was the first practical stratigrapher, constructing a geological map of England based on his own applied stratigraphy. Smith has, thus, been seen as the first “industrial stratigrapher,” and practical applications of stratigraphy have since been essential to most of the extractive industries from mining to petroleum. Indeed, gasoline is in your automobile because of a tremendous use of applied stratigraphy in oil exploration, especially during the latter half of the twentieth century. Applied stratigraphy, thus, is a subject of broad interest to Earth scientists.

  5. Applied mathematics

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    Logan, J David

    2013-01-01

    Praise for the Third Edition"Future mathematicians, scientists, and engineers should find the book to be an excellent introductory text for coursework or self-study as well as worth its shelf space for reference." -MAA Reviews Applied Mathematics, Fourth Edition is a thoroughly updated and revised edition on the applications of modeling and analyzing natural, social, and technological processes. The book covers a wide range of key topics in mathematical methods and modeling and highlights the connections between mathematics and the applied and nat

  6. Applied mineralogy

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    Park, W.C.; Hausen, D.M.; Hagni, R.D. (eds.)

    1985-01-01

    A conference on applied mineralogy was held and figures were presented under the following headings: methodology (including image analysis); ore genesis; exploration; beneficiations (including precious metals); process mineralogy - low and high temperatures; and medical science applications. Two papers have been abstracted separately.

  7. Effects of High Temperature on Antioxidant Enzymes and Lipid Peroxidation in Flag Leaves of Wheat During Grain Filling Period

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    LIU Ping; GUO Wen-shan; PU Han-chun; FENG Chao-nian; ZHU Xin-kai; PENG Yong-xin

    2006-01-01

    On the basis of the phytotron, the effects of high temperature (daily average temperature 25, 30, 35 and 40℃, respectively) on antioxidant enzymes and lipid peroxidation in flag leaves of wheat at 50% relative air moisture during grain fastest fillingstage [19-21 days after anthesis (DAA)] were studied. The wheat cultivars tested were Yangmai 9 with weak-gluten and Yangmai 12 with medium-gluten. Compared with 25℃, the higher the temperature was, the higher was the MDA content in flag leaves, while lower were the SOD, POD, and CAT activities. SOD and CAT activities in Yangmai 12 appeared to be more sensitive to high temperature than that in Yangmai 9. But POD activity in Yangmai 12 was less sensitive to high temperature. MDA content in Yangmai 12 was higher than that in Yangmai 9. The 1 000-grain weight declined with increase in temperature.

  8. Applied dynamics

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    Schiehlen, Werner

    2014-01-01

    Applied Dynamics is an important branch of engineering mechanics widely applied to mechanical and automotive engineering, aerospace and biomechanics as well as control engineering and mechatronics. The computational methods presented are based on common fundamentals. For this purpose analytical mechanics turns out to be very useful where D’Alembert’s principle in the Lagrangian formulation proves to be most efficient. The method of multibody systems, finite element systems and continuous systems are treated consistently. Thus, students get a much better understanding of dynamical phenomena, and engineers in design and development departments using computer codes may check the results more easily by choosing models of different complexity for vibration and stress analysis.

  9. Applied optics

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    The 1988 progress report, of the Applied Optics laboratory, of the (Polytechnic School, France), is presented. The optical fiber activities are focused on the development of an optical gyrometer, containing a resonance cavity. The following domains are included, in the research program: the infrared laser physics, the laser sources, the semiconductor physics, the multiple-photon ionization and the nonlinear optics. Investigations on the biomedical, the biological and biophysical domains are carried out. The published papers and the congress communications are listed

  10. Ground squirrel tail-flag displays alter both predatory strike and ambush site selection behaviours of rattlesnakes

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    Barbour, Matthew A.; Clark, Rulon W.

    2012-01-01

    Many species approach, inspect and signal towards their predators. These behaviours are often interpreted as predator-deterrent signals—honest signals that indicate to a predator that continued hunting is likely to be futile. However, many of these putative predator-deterrent signals are given when no predator is present, and it remains unclear if and why such signals deter predators. We examined the effects of one such signal, the tail-flag display of California ground squirrels, which is fr...

  11. Internalization of FLAG-MOR in low or high receptor expressing mouse pituitary AtT20 cell lines

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    Full text: Receptor endocytosis is a process that contributes to the desensitization of receptor mediated functional responses. We subcloned FLAG-tagged μopioid receptors (MOR)in mouse pituitary AtT20 cells and selected for a high and a low receptor expressing cell line. Using [3 H ]Naloxone binding to cell membranes,we were able to determine cell receptor number from Scatchard analysis. The high expressing cell line had 37,000 receptors/cell and the low expressing cell line had 8000 receptors/cell. Mouse AtT20 cells have endogenous calcium currents (ICa). (ICa) was reversibly inhibited by μ-opioid agonists in both cell lines. Inhibition of ICa by 1 μM DAMGO was 26 ±3% and 17 ±2% in high and low receptor cell lines, respectively. The selective MOR antagonist CTAP (1 μM)blocked DAMGO mediated inhibition of ICa .Endocytosis of FLAG-MOR was examined using immunohistochemistry and confocal microscopy. Opioid ligands of differing intrinsic efficacies were examined on FLAG-MOR endocytosis. Internalization of FLAG-MOR by 20 minute incubation at 37deg C following 10 μM DAMGO or 10 μM methadone binding at 4 deg C,resulted in an increase in intracellular immunoreactivity for high and low receptor expressing cells. Morphine (10 μM) and the opioid receptor antagonist,naloxone (1 μM), did not cause an increase in cytosolic immunoreactivity after a 20 minute incubation in either cell line. Comparison of time courses for receptor endocytosis and receptor mediated ICa desensitization for high and low receptor expressing cell lines will be discussed. Copyright (1998) Australian Neuroscience Society

  12. Exploring Patterns and Effects of Aerosol Quantity Flag Anomalies in MODIS Surface Reflectance Products in the Tropics

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    Rasmus Fensholt; Kenneth Grogan

    2013-01-01

    The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) has been supplying a continuous data stream since 2000, lending to detailed time series analysis of the global terrestrial environment. This paper explores a quality anomaly present in the tropics relating to the aerosol quantity flag in the daily MODIS surface reflectance products (MOD09 series) and the 16-day Vegetation Index (VI) composite products (MOD13 series) derived from the daily observations. While the anomaly is to some exte...

  13. A Smart Sensor Network for near Real Time Data Quality Flagging and Archiving of Environmental Data

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    Wullschleger, S. D.; Goswami, S.; Mayes, M. A.; Polsky, Y.; McIntyre, T. J.

    2014-12-01

    Large interdisciplinary teams of environmental scientists, especially those conducting field research, generate diverse datasets using a range of monitoring instruments often in remote regions. While it is of key scientific importance to generate high-resolution spatial and temporal data for a range of environmental measurements, it is equally crucial to make sure that the data being generated are of a high quality and free from errors due to human operation, environmental conditions, and other accidental occurrences. Here we discuss our vision for developing a smart sensor network which could be used in monitoring field data for near real-time flagging of the data according to quality indicators. A smart sensor network would add assurance metrics to data gathered from sensors in harsh environments (e.g. Arctic, boreal, and tropics) and promote intelligent archiving. Field operations come with a high cost, and improved processes could significantly improve data quality and reduce overall operational outlays. We discuss plans to monitor the range of data collected from different sensors in the field and generate quality metadata in near real-time to reduce the cost of field operations and minimize uncertainties in error propagation due to poor quality data, field operation, etc. Our work will have implications for field research programs and other data-intensive monitoring systems.

  14. FPGA Design and Implementation of Multi-Filtering Techniques Using Flag-Bit and Flicker Clock

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    M. H. Al-Doori

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Real time system is a condition where the processor is required to perform its tasks within a certain time constraints of some processes or simultaneously with the system it is assisting. Typically, it suffers from two main problems; delay in data processing and complexity of the decision-making process. The delay is caused by reasons such as computational power, processor unit architecture, and synchronization signals in the system. To improve the performance of these systems in term of processing power, a new architecture and clocking technique is realized in this paper. This new architecture design called Embedded Parallel Systolic Filters (EPSF that process data gathered from sensors and landmarks are proposed in our study using a high-density reconfigurable device (FPGA chip. The results expose that EPSF architecture and bit-flag with a flicker clock achieve appreciably better in multiple input sensors signal under both incessant and interrupted conditions. Unlike the usual processing units in current tracking and navigation systems used in robots, this system permits autonomous control of the robot through a multiple technique of filtering and processing. Furthermore, it offers fast performance and a minimal size for the entire system that minimizing the delay about 50%.

  15. Field‐readable alphanumeric flags are valuable markers for shorebirds: use of double‐marking to identify cases of misidentification

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    Roche, Erin A.; Dovichin, Colin M.; Arnold, Todd W.

    2014-01-01

    Implicit assumptions for most mark-recapture studies are that individuals do not lose their markers and all observed markers are correctly recorded. If these assumptions are violated, e.g., due to loss or extreme wear of markers, estimates of population size and vital rates will be biased. Double-marking experiments have been widely used to estimate rates of marker loss and adjust for associated bias, and we extended this approach to estimate rates of recording errors. We double-marked 309 Piping Plovers (Charadrius melodus) with unique combinations of color bands and alphanumeric flags and used multi-state mark recapture models to estimate the frequency with which plovers were misidentified. Observers were twice as likely to read and report an invalid color-band combination (2.4% of the time) as an invalid alphanumeric code (1.0%). Observers failed to read matching band combinations or alphanumeric flag codes 4.5% of the time. Unlike previous band resighting studies, use of two resightable markers allowed us to identify when resighting errors resulted in reports of combinations or codes that were valid, but still incorrect; our results suggest this may be a largely unappreciated problem in mark-resight studies. Field-readable alphanumeric flags offer a promising auxiliary marker for identifying and potentially adjusting for false-positive resighting errors that may otherwise bias demographic estimates.

  16. The rescue and evaluation of FLAG and HIS epitope-tagged Asia 1 type foot-and-mouth disease viruses.

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    Yang, Bo; Yang, Fan; Zhang, Yan; Liu, Huanan; Jin, Ye; Cao, Weijun; Zhu, Zixiang; Zheng, Haixue; Yin, Hong

    2016-02-01

    The VP1 G-H loop of the foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) contains the primary antigenic site, as well as an Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD) binding motif for the αv-integrin family of cell surface receptors. We anticipated that introducing a foreign epitope tag sequence downstream of the RGD motif would be tolerated by the viral capsid and would not destroy the antigenic site of FMDV. In this study, we have designed, generated, and characterized two recombinant FMDVs with a FLAG tag or histidine (HIS) inserted in the VP1 G-H loop downstream of the RGD motif +9 position. The tagged viruses were genetically stable and exhibited similar growth properties with their parental virus. What is more, the recombinant viruses rFMDV-FLAG and rFMDV-HIS showed neutralization sensitivity to FMDV type Asia1-specific mAbs, as well as to polyclonal antibodies. Additionally, the r1 values of the recombinant viruses were similar to that of the parental virus, indicating that the insertion of FLAG or HIS tag sequences downstream of the RGD motif +9 position do not eradicate the antigenic site of FMDV and do not affect its antigenicity. These results indicated that the G-H loop of Asia1 FMDV is able to effectively display the foreign epitopes, making this a potential approach for novel FMDV vaccines development. PMID:26732485

  17. Applied geodesy

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    This volume is based on the proceedings of the CERN Accelerator School's course on Applied Geodesy for Particle Accelerators held in April 1986. The purpose was to record and disseminate the knowledge gained in recent years on the geodesy of accelerators and other large systems. The latest methods for positioning equipment to sub-millimetric accuracy in deep underground tunnels several tens of kilometers long are described, as well as such sophisticated techniques as the Navstar Global Positioning System and the Terrameter. Automation of better known instruments such as the gyroscope and Distinvar is also treated along with the highly evolved treatment of components in a modern accelerator. Use of the methods described can be of great benefit in many areas of research and industrial geodesy such as surveying, nautical and aeronautical engineering, astronomical radio-interferometry, metrology of large components, deformation studies, etc

  18. Applied mathematics

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    The 1988 progress report of the Applied Mathematics center (Polytechnic School, France), is presented. The research fields of the Center are the scientific calculus, the probabilities and statistics and the video image synthesis. The research topics developed are: the analysis of numerical methods, the mathematical analysis of the physics and mechanics fundamental models, the numerical solution of complex models related to the industrial problems, the stochastic calculus and the brownian movement, the stochastic partial differential equations, the identification of the adaptive filtering parameters, the discrete element systems, statistics, the stochastic control and the development, the image synthesis techniques for education and research programs. The published papers, the congress communications and the thesis are listed

  19. 41 CFR 301-10.136 - What exceptions to the Fly America Act requirements apply when I travel between the United States...

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    ... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 4 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false What exceptions to the Fly America Act requirements apply when I travel between the United States and another country? 301-10... Transportation Use of United States Flag Air Carriers § 301-10.136 What exceptions to the Fly America...

  20. Flag brands as factor and results of a country identity and image: Polish experiences

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    Anna Maria Nikodemska-Wolowik

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available This article discusses the issue of creating regional and country brands by enterprises and of establishing a national brand. The three mentioned flag brand categories have been described in detail and the relations between them have been indicated. The article also makes an attempt at analyzing the factors that form part of the brand identity focusing primarily on the consumer product brands. The identity and image concepts are presented also in a broader perspective as certain attributes that characterize the enterprise itself. The presented considerations refer mainly to Polish companies, but some examples of enterprises from highly developed countries, especially from the European Union, have also been added in order to provide this paper with more practical dimensions. Specific brands offered by national enterprises that may be called country and regional brands have been proposed. Some transformations of the market environment which imply branding activities of the companies have been identified, especially the antiglobalist movement which becomes more and more powerful and its activities directed against big concerns and omnipresent mass brands. Moreover, the consumer ethnocentrism and regional trends opposed to the globalization have been emphasized. Also the important rote of family businesses in developing flag brands has been made evident. The family companies may contribute to maintaining and reinforcing the Polish identity.El presente trabajo se ocupa de los aspectos referentes a la creación de marcas regionales y locales así como del establecimiento de una marca nacional. Las tres categorías de marcas de bandera se han caracterizado detalladamente y se indican las relaciones que existen entre ellas. También se intenta analizar los factores que forman parte de la identidad de marca, con especial atención a las marcas de productos de consumo. Se presentan los conceptos de identidad e imagen desde una perspectiva más amplia como

  1. Applying radiation

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    The invention discloses a method and apparatus for applying radiation by producing X-rays of a selected spectrum and intensity and directing them to a desired location. Radiant energy is directed from a laser onto a target to produce such X-rays at the target, which is so positioned adjacent to the desired location as to emit the X-rays toward the desired location; or such X-rays are produced in a region away from the desired location, and are channeled to the desired location. The radiant energy directing means may be shaped (as with bends; adjustable, if desired) to circumvent any obstruction between the laser and the target. Similarly, the X-ray channeling means may be shaped (as with fixed or adjustable bends) to circumvent any obstruction between the region where the X-rays are produced and the desired location. For producing a radiograph in a living organism the X-rays are provided in a short pulse to avoid any blurring of the radiograph from movement of or in the organism. For altering tissue in a living organism the selected spectrum and intensity are such as to affect substantially the tissue in a preselected volume without injuring nearby tissue. Typically, the selected spectrum comprises the range of about 0.1 to 100 keV, and the intensity is selected to provide about 100 to 1000 rads at the desired location. The X-rays may be produced by stimulated emission thereof, typically in a single direction

  2. On the psychological function of flags and logos: Group identity symbols increase perceived entitativity.

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    Callahan, Shannon P; Ledgerwood, Alison

    2016-04-01

    Group identity symbols such as flags and logos have been widely used across time and cultures, yet researchers know very little about the psychological functions that such symbols can serve. The present research tested the hypotheses that (a) simply having a symbol leads collections of individuals to seem more like real, unified groups, (b) this increased psychological realness leads groups to seem more threatening and effective to others, and (c) group members therefore strategically emphasize symbols when they want their group to appear unified and intimidating. In Studies 1a-1c, participants perceived various task groups as more entitative when they happened to have a symbol. In Study 2, symbols not only helped groups make up for lacking a physical characteristic associated with entitativity (physical similarity), but also led groups to seem more threatening. Study 3 examined the processes underlying this effect and found that group symbols increase entitativity by increasing perceived cohesiveness. Study 4 extended our results to show that symbols not only shape the impressions people form of novel groups, but also change people's existing impressions of more familiar and real-world social groups, making them seem more entitative and competent but also less warm. Finally, Studies 5a and 5b further expand our understanding of the psychological function of symbols by showing that group members strategically display symbols when they are motivated to convey an impression of their group as unified and threatening (vs. inclusive and cooperative). We discuss implications for understanding how group members navigate their social identities. (PsycINFO Database Record PMID:27078507

  3. Comparison of flagging, walking, trapping, and collecting from hosts as sampling methods for northern deer ticks, Ixodes dammini, and lone-star ticks, Amblyomma americanum (Acari:Ixodidae).

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    Ginsberg, H S; Ewing, C P

    1989-09-01

    Ticks were sampled by flagging, collecting from the investigator's clothing (walking samples), trapping with dry-ice bait, and collecting from mammal hosts on Fire Island, NY, U.S.A. The habitat distribution of adult deer ticks, Ixodes dammini, was the same in simultaneous collections from the investigator's clothing and from muslin flags. Walking and flagging samples can both be biased by differences between investigators, so the same person should do comparative samples whenever possible. Walking samples probably give a more accurate estimate than flagging samples of the human risk of encountering ticks. However, ticks (such as immature I. dammini) that seek hosts in leaf litter and ground-level vegetation are poorly sampled by walking collections. These ticks can be sampled by flagging at ground level. Dry-ice-baited tick-traps caught far more lone-star ticks, Amblyomma americanum, than deer ticks, even in areas where deer ticks predominated in flagging samples. In comparisons of tick mobility in the lab, nymphal A. americanum were more mobile than nymphal I. dammini in 84% of the trials. Therefore, the trapping bias may result from increased trap encounter due to more rapid movement by A. americanum, although greater attraction to carbon dioxide may also play a role. Tick traps are useful for intraspecific between-habitat comparisons. Early in their seasonal activity period, larval I. dammini were better represented in collections from mouse hosts than in flagging samples. Apparently, sampling from favored hosts can detect ticks at low population levels, but often cannot be used to get accurate estimates of pathogen prevalence in questing ticks. PMID:2806016

  4. The Impact of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus (VRE) Flags on Hospital Operations.

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    Shenoy, Erica S; Lee, Hang; Hou, Taige; Ware, Winston; Ryan, Erin E; Hooper, David C; Walensky, Rochelle P

    2016-07-01

    OBJECTIVE To determine the impact of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (MRSA/VRE) designations, or flags, on selected hospital operational outcomes. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study of inpatients admitted to the Massachusetts General Hospital during 2010-2011. METHODS Operational outcomes were time to bed arrival, acuity-unrelated within-hospital transfers, and length of stay. Covariates considered included demographic and clinical characteristics: age, gender, severity of illness on admission, admit day of week, residence prior to admission, hospitalization within the prior 30 days, clinical service, and discharge destination. RESULTS Overall, 81,288 admissions were included. After adjusting for covariates, patients with a MRSA/VRE flag at the time of admission experienced a mean delay in time to bed arrival of 1.03 hours (9.63 hours [95% CI, 9.39-9.88] vs 8.60 hours [95% CI, 8.47-8.73]). These patients had 1.19 times the odds of experiencing an acuity-unrelated within-hospital transfer [95% CI, 1.13-1.26] and a mean length of stay 1.76 days longer (7.03 days [95% CI, 6.82-7.24] vs 5.27 days [95% CI, 5.15-5.38]) than patients with no MRSA/VRE flag. CONCLUSIONS MRSA/VRE designation was associated with delays in time to bed arrival, increased likelihood of acuity-unrelated within-hospital transfers and extended length of stay. Efforts to identify patients who have cleared MRSA/VRE colonization are critically important to mitigate inefficient use of resources and to improve inpatient flow. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2016;37:782-790. PMID:27019995

  5. The Effect of Aspect Ratio and Angle of Attack on the Transition Regions of the Inverted Flag Instability

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    Cosse, Julia; Sader, John; Fan, Boyu; Kim, Daegyoum; Gharib, Mory

    2014-11-01

    The inverted flag instability occurs when a pliable plate is held parallel to a free-stream, with the leading edge free to move and the trailing edge clamped. Large-amplitude flapping is observed across a slim band of non-dimensional wind speeds. This specific boundaries of this flapping band vary greatly, depending on both the aspect ratio and the angle of attack of the plate with respect to the incoming flow. In addition, both periodic and aperiodic flapping modes exist. The frequency of the plate motion was analyzed and was found to be consistent with vortex-induced vibration. This research is supported by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

  6. Rhizome Yield of Sweet Flag (Acorus calamus L.) as Influenced by Planting Season, Harvest Time, and Spacing

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    R. K. S. Tiwari; Das, K.; Pandey, D; R. B. Tiwari; Jola Dubey

    2012-01-01

    A study was undertaken for two consecutive years to assess the possibility of optimizing rhizome yield of Acorus calamus L. (sweet flag) by shifting the time of planting (i.e., growing in rainy and autumn seasons), maintaining different spacings, and harvesting in different months. Significantly higher yields of A. calamus were recorded when seeded in autumn (13150 kg ha−1) than rainy (6570 kg ha−1) season. Harvesting of crop after 12 months gave maximum rhizome yields of 16470 kg ha−1 and 93...

  7. Photosynthetic Characteristics and Antioxidative Metabolism of Flag Leaves in Responses to Nitrogen Application During Grain Filling of Field-Grown Wheat

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    CAI Rui-guo; WANG Zhen-lin; ZHANG Min; YIN Yan-ping; WANG Ping; ZHANG Ti-bin; GU Feng; DAI Zhong-min; LIANG Tai-bo; WU Yun-hai

    2008-01-01

    A two-factorial experiment was conducted with two wheat cultivars,SN1391(large spike and large grain)and GC8901(multiple spike and medium grain),and two nitrogen(N)application rates(12 and 24 g N m-2),to investigate the responses of photosynthetic characteristics and antioxidative metabolism to nitrogen rates in flag leaves of field-grown wheat during grain filling.The results showed that the content of N and chlorophyll(Chl)in wheat flag leaves decreased after anthesis and the net photosynthetic rate(Pn),effective quantum yield of PS II(ΦPS Ⅱ),efficiency of excitation capture by open PS H reaction centers(Fv'/Fm'),and photochemical quenching coefficient(qp)began to decrease at 14 days after anthesis.However,the maximal efficiency of PS II photochemistry(Fv/Fm)decreased slightly until the late period of senescence and the nonphotochemical quenching coefficient(NPQ)increased during flag leaves' senescence.As a result,a conflict came into being between absorption and utilization to light energy in flag leaves during senescence,which might accelerate the senescence of flag leaves.Compared with GC8901,the lower plant population of SN1391during grain filling was helpful to maintain the higher content of photosynthetic pigment,activity of PS U,and Pn in flag leaves during senescence.The delayed decrease in antioxidative enzyme activity and the lower degree of membrane lipid peroxidation in the senescing leaves of SN1391 were beneficial to protect the photosynthetic apparatus,which lead to the prolonged duration of CO2 assimilation.With the increase of N application,the Chl content of SN1391 flag leaves and the efficiency of excitation captured by open PS II centers increased.At the same time,the thermal dissipation in SN1391 flag leaves at high N(HN)treatment decreased and ?PsⅡimproved greatly,which were favorable to the increase of Pn.The SOD,POD,CAT and APX activities in the flag leaves of SN1391 increased markedly at HN treatment,indicating that these enzymes

  8. Oxytocin increases liking for a country's people and national flag but not for other cultural symbols or consumer products

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    Ma, Xiaole; Luo, Lizhu; Geng, Yayuan; Zhao, Weihua; Zhang, Qiong; Kendrick, Keith M.

    2014-01-01

    The neuropeptide oxytocin enhances in-group favoritism and ethnocentrism in males. However, whether such effects also occur in women and extend to national symbols and companies/consumer products is unclear. In a between-subject, double-blind placebo controlled experiment we have investigated the effect of intranasal oxytocin on likeability and arousal ratings given by 51 adult Chinese males and females for pictures depicting people or national symbols/consumer products from both strong and weak in-groups (China and Taiwan) and corresponding out-groups (Japan and South Korea). To assess duration of treatment effects subjects were also re-tested after 1 week. Results showed that although oxytocin selectively increased the bias for overall liking for Chinese social stimuli and the national flag, it had no effect on the similar bias toward other Chinese cultural symbols, companies, and consumer products. This enhanced bias was maintained 1 week after treatment. No overall oxytocin effects were found for Taiwanese, Japanese, or South Korean pictures. Our findings show for the first time that oxytocin increases liking for a nation's society and flag in both men and women, but not that for other cultural symbols or companies/consumer products. PMID:25140135

  9. Effects of Nitrogen Fertilizer Level on Chlorophyll Fluorescence Characteristics in Flag Leaf of Super Hybrid Rice at Late Growth Stage

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    LONG Ji-rui; MA Guo-hui; WAN Yi-zheng; SONG Chun-fang; SUN Jian; QIN Rui-jun

    2013-01-01

    To compare the effects of slow-release nitrogen fertilizer at six different levels on the flag leaf chlorophyll fluorescence characteristics of super hybrid rice,a field fertilization experiment was conducted with super hybrid rice Y Liangyou 1 as a test material.The photosynthetic electron transport rate (ETR),effective quantum yield (EQY),photochemical quenching coefficient (qp),and non-photochemical quenching coefficient (NPQ) of flag leaves were measured at the initial heading,full heading,10 d after full heading and 20 d after full heading stages.Results showed that the values of ETR,EQY and qp increased with rice development from initial heading to 20 d after full heading,whereas the NPQ decreased.During the measured stages,ETR,EQY and qp increased initially and then decreased as nitrogen application amount increased,but they peaked at different nitrogen fertilizer levels.The maximum ETR and EQY values appeared at the treatment of 135 kg/hm2 N.In conclusion,the optimum nitrogen amount for chlorophyll fluorescence characteristics of super hybrid rice was 135-180 kg/hm2.

  10. Diurnal changes in sink unloading of 14C-assimilates from flag leaves of spring wheat during grain filling stage

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    The diurnal changes in sink unloading of 14C-assimilates from flag leaves of spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) of three cultivars (Zhong 8502, Zhong 8904 and Ke74-202) during grain filling stage were investigated by means of 14C tracer technique. The study showed that 54%∼70% of 14C-assimilates of flag leaves was transported to ears after 24h. The amount of non-soluble 14C-assimilates (mainly starch) in ears increased nearly linearly with time during 24 hours. The increasing trend of soluble 14C-assimilates in the ears indicated that the supply of assimilates from source exceeded the demand of sink and the sink activity was limited. The amount of non-soluble 14C-assimilates in ears of the two cultivars Zhong 8502 and Zhong 8904, which had greater harvest index and grain weight, was significantly greater than that of Ke74-202, but the amount of soluble 14C-assimilates in ears was opposite, indicating that the formers had a greater sink activity. The rate of starch synthesis with 14C-assimilates was greater in the morning than that in the afternoon. The harvest index or grain weight may be related to sink activity

  11. EFFECT OF SPERMINE AND SPERMIDINE ON WHEAT PLANTS IRRIGATED WITH WASTE WATER: CONDUCTIVE CANALS OF FLAG LEAF AND PEDUNCLE IN RELATION TO GRAIN YIELD

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    Heshmat S. Aldesuquy

    2014-01-01

    A pot experiment was conducted to evaluate the beneficial effect of grain presoaking in spermine (0.15 mM), spermidine (0.3 mM) and their interaction on waste water tolerance of wheat plants ( Triticum aestivum L.) variety Sakha 94. In general, waste water caused significant increases in the leaf thickness and ground tissue thickness in flag leaves as well as metaxylem vessel area, xylem vessel area, vascular bundle area in flag leaf and peduncle of main shoot of wheat plants. On the other ha...

  12. Chlorophyll content of spring wheat flag leaves grown under elevated CO2 concentrations and other environmental stresses within the 'ESPACE-wheat' project

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    Ommen, O.E.; Donnelly, A.; Vanhoutvin, S.; Oijen, van M.; Manderscheid, R.

    1999-01-01

    Spring wheat cv. Minaret was grown in open-top chambers at four sites across Europe. The effect of different treatments (CO2 enrichment, O3 fumigation, drought stress and temperature) on the chlorophyll content of the flag leaf was investigated using the MINOLTA SPAD-502 meter. Under optimum growth

  13. Members of the barley NAC transcription factor gene family show differential co-regulation with senescence-associated genes during senescence of flag leaves

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    Christiansen, Michael W; Gregersen, Per L.

    2014-01-01

    NAC transcription factor family during senescence of barley flag leaves was studied. Several members of the NAC transcription factor gene family were up-regulated during senescence in a microarray experiment, together with a large range of senescence-associated genes, reflecting the coordinated...

  14. FLAG-induced remission in a patient with acute mast cell leukemia (MCL exhibiting t(7;10(q22;q26 and KIT D816H

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Mast cell leukemia (MCL is a life-threatening disease associated with high mortality and drug-resistance. Only few patients survive more than 12 months. We report on a 55-year-old female patient with acute MCL diagnosed in May 2012. The disease was characterized by a rapid increase in white blood cells and mast cells (MC in the peripheral blood, and a rapid increase of serum tryptase levels. The KIT D816H mutation was detected in the blood and bone marrow (BM. Induction chemotherapy with high-dose ARA-C and fludarabine (FLAG was administered. Unexpectedly, the patient entered a hematologic remission with almost complete disappearance of neoplastic MC and a decrease of serum tryptase levels to normal range after 2 cycles of FLAG. Consecutively, the patient was prepared for allogeneic stem cell transplantation. However, shortly after the third cycle of FLAG, tryptase levels increased again, immature MC appeared in the blood, and the patient died from cerebral bleeding. Together, this case shows that intensive chemotherapy regimens, like FLAG, may induce remission in acute MCL. However, treatment responses are short-lived and the overall outcome remains dismal in these patients. We propose to separate this acute type of MCL from more subacute or chronic variants of MCL.

  15. Toward Brief "Red Flags" for Autism Screening: The Short Autism Spectrum Quotient and the Short Quantitative Checklist in 1,000 Cases and 3,000 Controls

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    Allison, Carrie; Auyeung, Bonnie; Baron-Cohen, Simon

    2012-01-01

    Objective: Frontline health professionals need a "red flag" tool to aid their decision making about whether to make a referral for a full diagnostic assessment for an autism spectrum condition (ASC) in children and adults. The aim was to identify 10 items on the Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ) (Adult, Adolescent, and Child versions) and on the…

  16. Development of a Yellow Flag Assessment Tool for Orthopaedic Physical Therapists: Results From the Optimal Screening for Prediction of Referral and Outcome (OSPRO) Cohort.

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    Lentz, Trevor A; Beneciuk, Jason M; Bialosky, Joel E; Zeppieri, Giorgio; Dai, Yunfeng; Wu, Samuel S; George, Steven Z

    2016-05-01

    Study Design Clinical measurement, cross-sectional. Background Pain-associated psychological distress adversely influences outcomes for patients with musculoskeletal pain. However, assessment of pain-associated psychological distress (ie, yellow flags) is not routinely performed in orthopaedic physical therapy practice. A standardized yellow flag assessment tool will better inform treatment decision making related to psychologically informed practice. Objectives To describe the development of a concise, multidimensional yellow flag assessment tool for application in orthopaedic physical therapy clinical practice. Methods A 136-item yellow flag item bank was developed from validated psychological questionnaires across domains related to pain vulnerability (negative mood, fear avoidance) and resilience (positive affect/coping). Patients seeking physical therapy with neck, back, knee, or shoulder pain completed the item bank. Iterative statistical analyses determined minimal item sets meeting thresholds for identifying elevated vulnerability or low resilience (ie, upper or lower quartile, as indicated). Further item reduction yielded a concise yellow flag assessment tool to assess 11 psychological constructs measuring pain-associated psychological distress. Correlations between the assessment tool and individual psychological questionnaires were measured and compared between anatomical regions. Concurrent validity was assessed by determining variance explained in pain and disability scores by the assessment tool. Results Subjects with elevated vulnerability and decreased resilience were identified with a high degree of accuracy (minimum of 85%) using a 17-item tool. Correlations were moderate to high between the 17-item tool and individual psychological questionnaires, with no significant differences in correlations between different anatomical regions. Shorter 10- and 7-item versions of the assessment tool allow clinicians the flexibility to assess for yellow flags

  17. [Flag leaf photosynthetic characteristics, change in chlorophyll fluorescence parameters, and their relationships with yield of winter wheat sowed in spring].

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    Xu, Lan; Gao, Zhi-qang; An, Wei; Li, Yan-liang; Jiao, Xiong-fei; Wang, Chuang-yun

    2016-01-01

    With five good winter wheat cultivars selected from the middle and lower reaches of Yangtze River and Southwest China as test materials, a field experiment in Xinding basin area of Shanxi Province was conducted to study the photosynthetic characteristics, chlorophyll content, and chlorophyll fluorescence parameters of flag leaf at different sowing dates, as well as the correlations between these indices and yield for two years (2013-2014). The results showed that the difference in most fluorescence parameters except chlorophyll content among cultivars was significant. The correlations between these fluorescence parameters and yield were significant. The variation coefficient of chlorophyll (Chl) content was low (0.12-0.17), and that of performance index based on absorption (PIabs) was high (0.32-0.39), with the partial correlation coefficients of them with grain yield from 2013 to 2014 ranged in 0.70-0.81. Under the early sowing condition, the grain yield positively correlated with PIabs at flowering and filling stages and chlorophyll content at grain filling stage, but negatively correlated with the relative variable fluorescence at I point (Vi) at grain filling stage. About 81.1%-82.8% of grain yield were determined by the variations of PIabs, Chl, and Vi. Wheat cultivars had various performances in the treatments with different sowing dates and a consistent trend was observed in the two experimental years. Among these 5 cultivars, Yangmai 13 was suitable for early sowing, with the flag leaf photosynthetic rate (Pn), Chl, most fluorescence parame-ters, and grain yield showed obviously high levels. In conclusion, under early sowing condition chlorophyll content at grain filling stages, PIabs at flowering and filling stages, and Pn were important indices for selecting wheat cultivars with high photosynthetic efficiency. PMID:27228602

  18. 红旗渠题材的文学价值%The Study on the Literary Values of the Themes of Red Flag Canal

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    王彦永

    2015-01-01

    半个世纪以来,红旗渠以其巨大的精神价值产生着越来越大的社会影响,文学创作活动始终伴随着红旗渠的建设过程,创作实践亦在随后的岁月里愈加丰富,内容和形式随着时代的变迁不断发生着变化。深入认识并持续挖掘红旗渠题材的文学价值,把握这一题材创作的变化规律,可以丰富人们对红旗渠精神的认识,并对今后一个时期繁荣该领域的文学创作发挥一定的借鉴作用。%over the past 50 years, the great spiritual values of Red Flag Canal have increasingly produced great social influence. The construction process of the Red Flag Canal is followed by the activities of literary creation based on the theme of Red Flag Canal. Such literary creation is becoming increasingly rich with the years passing by. The content and form of the literary creation with this theme are constantly changing with the ages changing. The in-depth understanding and continuous digging of the literary value of the Red Flag Canal, and grasping the rules of variation of this literary subject, can enrich people's knowledge of the Red Flag Canal spirit, which will play a role as a reference for the future prosperity of the literary creation based on this theme.

  19. Performance evaluation of two kinds of platelet count by the automatic line sysmex XE-5000 hematology analyzer%XE-5000流水线两种检测血小板方法的比较及性能评价

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    杨学敏; 李光迪

    2012-01-01

    Objective To study performance evaluation of two kinds of methods for platelet count by the automatic line sysmex XE-5000 hematology analyzer. Methods Platelet was counted by XE-5000 hematology analyzer with platelet-electrical impedance method (PLT-I) and platelet-optical method (PLT-O) to test the precision, the accuracy, linear range, the carried pollution rate and red blood cell interference. Platelet count was affected by immature platelet fraction and mean platelet volume, and the count results of PLT-I and PLT-0 were compared with the microscopic count method respectively. Results The within batch precisions of PLT-I and PLT-0 were 3.20% and 1.73%, and the between batch precisions were 2.46% and 2.06%. Ranges of the carried pollution rates of PLT-I and PLT-O were from 0 to 1.11% and from 0 to 0.99% respectively. On linear correlation of dilution tests and theory value, the average correlation coefficients for PLT-I and PLT-O were 0.992 and 0.997 respectively. The result showed that the PLT-0 had great ability of anti-interference in red blood cell fragments interference experiment (t=1.37, P > 0.05). PLT-I in low platelet value (<60× 109/L), platelet count was affected by immature platelet fraction and mean platelet volume, PLT-I and the microscopy method. The difference was statistically significant (P <0.05). Conclusion PLT-I and PLT-0 are better in precision and accuracy, linear and ability of anti-interference in red blood cell fragments. Usually platelet is counted by PLT-I, but when the count is less than normal, there is interference to review platelet count by the microscope method or PLT-O.%目的 探讨XE-5000流水线两种血小板测定方法及其性能评价.方法 用XE-5000两种血小板测定方法,测试精密度与准确度、线性、携带污染率、红细胞干扰实验、未成熟血小板比率(IPF)与平均血小板体积(MPV)对血小板计数的影响,以显微镜计数法作为参照.结果 平均批内精密度血小板

  20. A Green Flag for the Flag System?

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    Vertommen, Tine; Støckel, Jan Toftegaard; Vandevivere, Lore;

    2016-01-01

    Over the past decade the international agenda on the prevention of child sexual harassment and abuse in sport has been strengthened by a number of general policy recommendations. Despite a growing body of literature and research about sexual harassment and abuse in sport, there is hardly any...

  1. A flag-based algorithm and associated neutron interrogation system for the detection of explosives in sea-land cargo containers

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    Lehnert, A. L.; Kearfott, K. J.

    2015-07-01

    Recent efforts in the simulation of sea-land cargo containers in active neutron interrogation scenarios resulted in the identification of several flags indicating the presence of conventional explosives. These flags, defined by specific mathematical manipulations of the neutron and photon spectra, have been combined into a detection algorithm for screening cargo containers at international borders and seaports. The detection algorithm's steps include classifying the cargo type, identifying containers filled with explosives, triggering in the presence of concealed explosives, and minimizing the number of false positives due to cargo heterogeneity. The algorithm has been implemented in a system that includes both neutron and photon detectors. This system will take about 10 min to scan a container and cost approximately 1M to construct. Dose calculations resulted in estimates of less than 0.5 mSv for a person hidden in the container, and an operator annual dose of less than 0.9 mSv.

  2. The temporal and species dynamics of photosynthetic acclimation in flag leaves of rice (Oryza sativa) and wheat (Triticum aestivum) under elevated carbon dioxide

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    Zhu, J.; Zeng, Q.; Xie, Z.; Tang, H.; Zhu, C. (Chinese Academy of Sciences. State Key Lab. of Soil and Sustainable Agriculture, Institute of Soil Science, Nanjing (China)); Hasegawa, T. (National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences. Agro-Meteorology Div., Tsukuba (Japan)); Ziska, L. (Crop Systems and Global Change Lab., Beltsville, MD (United States)); Jia, X. (Chinese Academic of Sciences/Nanjing Botanical Garden Memorial Sun Yat-Sen. Jiangsu Institute of Botany, Nanjing (China))

    2012-07-15

    In this study, we tested for the temporal occurrence of photosynthetic acclimation to elevated [CO{sub 2}] in the flag leaf of two important cereal crops, rice and wheat. In order to characterize the temporal onset of acclimation and the basis for any observed decline in photosynthetic rate, we characterized net photosynthesis, g{sub s}, g{sub m}, C{sub i}/C{sub a}, C{sub i}/C{sub c}, V{sub cmax}, J{sub max}, cell wall thickness, content of Rubisco, cytochrome (Cyt) f, N, chlorophyll and carbohydrate, mRNA expression for rbcL and petA, activity for Rubisco, sucrose phosphate synthase (SPS) and sucrose synthase (SS) at full flag expansion, mid-anthesis and the late grain-filling stage. No acclimation was observed for either crop at full flag leaf expansion. However, at the mid-anthesis stage, photosynthetic acclimation in rice was associated with RuBP carboxylation and regeneration limitations, while wheat only had the carboxylation limitation. By grain maturation, the decline of Rubisco content and activity had contributed to RuBP carboxylation limitation of photosynthesis in both crops at elevated [CO{sub 2}]; however, the sharp decrease of Rubisco enzyme activity played a more important role in wheat. Although an increase in non-structural carbohydrates did occur during these later stages, it was not consistently associated with changes in SPS and SS or photosynthetic acclimation. Rather, over time elevated [CO{sub 2}] appeared to enhance the rate of N degradation and senescence so that by late-grain fill, photosynthetic acclimation to elevated [CO{sub 2}] in the flag leaf of either species was complete. These data suggest that the basis for photosynthetic acclimation with elevated [CO{sub 2}] may be more closely associated with enhanced rates of senescence, and, as a consequence, may be temporally dynamic, with significant species variation. (Author)

  3. Construction of a eukaryotic expression plasmid pcDNA3.1-HuR-FLAG and its transient expression in NIH3T3 cells

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    Tao LI

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Objective To construct a eukaryotic expression vector for HuR and analyze its expression and biological function in NIH3T3 cells.Methods The total RNA was extracted from NIH3T3 cells and reverse transcribed to cDNAs.The coding region sequence of mouse HuR was then amplified by PCR and subcloned into the pcDNA3.1-FLAG plasmid.The recombinant plasmid pcDNA3.1-HuR-FLAG was verified by PCR and restriction endonuclease analysis,confirmed by DNA sequence analysis,and then transiently transfected into NIH3T3 cells with Lipofectamine LTX.The expression of HuR protein was determined by Western blotting,and the mRNA level of HuR and DUSP1 were analyzed by using real-time PCR.Result The recombinant plasmid pcDNA3.1-HuR-FLAG was correctly constructed.Twenty-four hours after transfection of the recombinant plasmid into NIH3T3 cells,the fusion protein was found to have highly expressed in the cells as revealed by Western blotting.Real-time PCR results detected that the over-expression of HuR could up-regulate the expression of DUSP1.Conclusion The eukaryotic expression vector for HuR-FLAG fusion protein has been successfully constructed and transiently expressed in NIH3T3 cells.It can be used in further analysis of the posttranscriptional regulation of DUSP1 by HuR in cancer cells.

  4. Analysis of quantitative trait loci underlying the traits related to chlorophyll content of the flag leaf in rice

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    Guohua YANG; Sansi TU; Shaoqing LI; Lingling FENG; Jin KONG; Hui LI; Yangsheng LI

    2008-01-01

    A population of 117 doubled haploid (DH) lines derived from the cross of Zhaiyeqing 8 (indica) x Jingxi 17 (japonica) was employed to map quantitative trait loci (QTL) underlying four physiological traits related to chlorophyll contents of the flag leaf. There were significantly positive correlations among chlorophyll a, chlorophyll b and chlorophyll a+ b content. Chlorophyll a/b ratio was significantly negatively correlated with chlorophyll b content. These four traits were normally distributed with transgressive segregation, suggesting that they were controlled by multiple minor genes. A total of 11 QTLs were detected for the four traits and they lay on six chromosomes. Each of them explained 9.2%-19.6% of the phenotypic variations, respectively. Of these, two QTLs controlling chlorophyll a content were mapped on chromosomes 2 and 5; four QTLs underlying chlorophyll b content were mapped on chromosomes 2, 3, 5 and 9; three QTLs underlying chlorophyll a+b amount were mapped on chromosomes 3, 5 and 9; two QTLs under-lying chlorophyll a/b ratio were mapped on chromosomes 6 and 1 1. The intrinsic relationship among the four traits and the practical implication in rice breeding are discussed.

  5. Trigonometric weight functions as K-theoretic stable envelope maps for the cotangent bundle of a flag variety

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    Rimányi, R.; Tarasov, V.; Varchenko, A.

    2015-08-01

    We consider the cotangent bundle T∗Fλ of a GLn partial flag variety, λ =(λ1, …, λN), | λ | =∑iλi = n, and the torus T =(C×) n + 1 equivariant K-theory algebra KT(T∗Fλ) . We introduce K-theoretic stable envelope maps Stabσ :⨁ | λ | = nKT((T∗Fλ) T) →⨁ | λ | = nKT(T∗Fλ), where σ ∈Sn. Using these maps we define a quantum loop algebra action on ⨁ | λ | = nKT(T∗Fλ) . We describe the associated Bethe algebra Bq(KT(T∗Fλ)) by generators and relations in terms of a discrete Wronski map. We prove that the limiting Bethe algebra B∞(KT(T∗Fλ)), called the Gelfand-Zetlin algebra, coincides with the algebra of multiplication operators of the algebra KT(T∗Fλ) . We conjecture that the Bethe algebra Bq(KT(T∗Fλ)) coincides with the algebra of quantum multiplication on KT(T∗Fλ) introduced by Givental (2000), Givental and Lee (2003). The stable envelope maps are defined with the help of Newton polygons of Laurent polynomials representing elements of KT(T∗Fλ) and with the help of the trigonometric weight functions introduced in Varchenko and Tarasov (1994), Tarasov and Varchenko (2013) to construct q-hypergeometric solutions of trigonometric qKZ equations. The paper has five appendices. In particular, in Appendix E we describe the Bethe algebra of the XXZ model by generators and relations.

  6. Exploring Patterns and Effects of Aerosol Quantity Flag Anomalies in MODIS Surface Reflectance Products in the Tropics

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    Rasmus Fensholt

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS has been supplying a continuous data stream since 2000, lending to detailed time series analysis of the global terrestrial environment. This paper explores a quality anomaly present in the tropics relating to the aerosol quantity flag in the daily MODIS surface reflectance products (MOD09 series and the 16-day Vegetation Index (VI composite products (MOD13 series derived from the daily observations. While the anomaly is to some extent a known issue reported by the MODIS Land Quality Assessment group, very little is known about the scale of the issue, the nature and patterns of its occurrence, and potential consequences for data analysis, which explains why it is not adequately recognized throughout the literature. Two tropical regions were used to explore the anomaly and demonstrate the effects it has on the quality of selected MODIS products—one in the South American Amazon, the other in mainland Southeast Asia. The origins of the anomaly are described qualitatively in detail, and quantitative estimates of affected evergreen forest area in the MOD13A1 time series are made using blue band thresholding. The anomaly originates in the 1 km State dataset, whereby, under certain conditions, high aerosol quantity pixels are given a low aerosol quantity label, resulting in poor quality pixels with “good” quality labels. MODIS users are advised to investigate whether this anomaly has significant implications for their respective analysis and to consider the effects it may have on past studies.

  7. Changes in Some Physiological Characteristics After Full Heading Stage in Flag Leaves of Super High-Yielding Inbred Rice

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    HUANG Min; ZOU Yingbin

    2009-01-01

    In a field experiment, rice cultivar Shanyou 63 was used as a check cuitivar to investigate the changes in activity of peroxidase and contents of malondialdehyde and soluble protein after full heading stage in flag leaves of two super high-yielding inbred rice, including Shengtai 1 and Yuxiangyouzhan. The results showed that the peroxidase activities and soluble protein contents in the leaves of the three cultivars tended to increase gradually to peak values and thereafter descended during stage after full heading. Moreover, both the peroxidase activities and soluble protein contents of Shengtai 1 and Yuxiangyouzhan peaked at 8 days after full heading, which was compared with that of Shanyou 63 at 4 days later. Meanwhile, the malondialdehyde contents in the leaves of the three cultivars increased gradually after full heading stage. In addition, activities of peroxidase and contents of malondialdehyde and soluble protein in different cultivars were various at the same time. In general, for Shengtai 1 and Yuxiangyouzhan, the peroxidase activities and soluble protein contents were higher than those of Shanyou 63, whereas the malondialdehyde contents were lower compared with that of Shanyou 63. And these features could make the senescence of leaf become later and slower and photosynthetic product was more in Shengtai 1 and Yuxiangyouzhan than that in Shanyou 63.

  8. Quantitative Trait Loci Mapping of Flag-leaf Ligule Length in Rice and Alignment with ZmLG1 Gene

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    Dali Zeng; Jiang Hu; Guojun Dong; Jian Liu; Longjun Zeng; Guangheng Zhang; Longbiao Guo; Yihua Zhou; Qian Qian

    2009-01-01

    A doubled haploid (DH) population,which consists of 120 lines dedved from anther culture of a typical Indica and japonica hybrid 'CJ06'/'TN1',was used in this study.Ligule lengths of flag leaf were investigated for quantitative trait loci (QTL) mapping using the DH population.Five QTLs (qLL-2,qLL-4,qLL-6,qLL-10 and qLL-12) controlling the ligule length (LL) were detected on chromosomes 2,4,6,10 and 12,with the variances explained 11.4%,13.6%,27.8%,22.1% and 11.0%,respectively.Using four known genes of ZmGL1,ZmGL2,ZmGL3 and ZmGL4 in maize from the MaizeGDB,their homologs in rice were aligned and integrated into the existing simple sequence repeats linkage map by in silico mapping.A ZmLG1 homolog gene,OsLG1 encoding a squamosa promoter binding protein,was located between the markers RM255 and RM280,which is just identical to the interval of qLL-4 on the long arm of chromosome 4.The results are beneficial to dissection of the ligule molecular mechanism and the study of cereal evolution.

  9. Comparative proteomic analysis of a membrane-enriched fraction from flag leaves reveals responses to chemical hybridization agent SQ-1 in wheat.

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    Song, Qilu; Wang, Shuping; Zhang, Gaisheng; Li, Ying; Li, Zheng; Guo, Jialin; Niu, Na; Wang, Junwei; Ma, Shoucai

    2015-01-01

    The induction of wheat male fertile lines by using the chemical hybridizing agent SQ-1 (CHA-SQ-1) is an effective approach in the utilization of heterosis; however, the molecular basis of male fertility remains unknown. Wheat flag leaves are the initial receptors of CHA-SQ-1 and their membrane structure plays a vital role in response to CHA-SQ-1 stress. To investigate the response of wheat flag leaves to CHA-SQ-1 stress, we compared their quantitative proteomic profiles in the absence and presence of CHA-SQ-1. Our results indicated that wheat flag leaves suffered oxidative stress during CHA-SQ-1 treatments. Leaf O2 (-), H2O2, and malonaldehyde levels were significantly increased within 10 h after CHA-SQ-1 treatment, while the activities of major antioxidant enzymes such as superoxide dismutase, catalase, and guaiacol peroxidase were significantly reduced. Proteome profiles of membrane-enriched fraction showed a change in the abundance of a battery of membrane proteins involved in multiple biological processes. These variable proteins mainly impaired photosynthesis, ATP synthesis protein mechanisms and were involved in the response to stress. These results provide an explanation of the relationships between membrane proteomes and anther abortion and the practical application of CHA for hybrid breeding. PMID:26379693

  10. Comparative proteomic analysis of a membrane-enriched fraction from flag leaves reveals responses to chemical hybridization agent SQ-1 in wheat

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    Qilu eSong

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available The induction of wheat male fertile lines by using the chemical hybridizing agent SQ-1 (CHA-SQ-1 is an effective approach in the utilization of heterosis; however, the molecular basis of male fertility remains unknown. Wheat flag leaves are the initial receptors of CHA-SQ-1 and their membrane structure plays a vital role in response to CHA-SQ-1 stress. To investigate the response of wheat flag leaves to CHA-SQ-1 stress, we compared their quantitative proteomic profiles in the absence and presence of CHA-SQ-1. Our results indicated that wheat flag leaves suffered oxidative stress during CHA-SQ-1 treatments. Leaf O2-, H2O2, and malonaldehyde levels were significantly increased within 10 h after CHA-SQ-1 treatment, while the activities of major antioxidant enzymes such as superoxide dismutase, catalase, and guaiacol peroxidase were significantly reduced. Proteome profiles of membrane-enriched fraction showed a change in the abundance of a battery of membrane proteins involved in multiple biological processes. These variable proteins mainly impaired photosynthesis, ATP synthesis protein mechanisms and were involved in the response to stress. These results provide an explanation of the relationships between membrane proteomes and anther abortion and the practical application of CHA for hybrid breeding.

  11. Waving the Red Flag: FTC Regulation of Deceptive Weight-Loss Advertising 1951-2009.

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    Lellis, Julie C

    2016-01-01

    This article documents the historical role of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in regulating deceptive weight-loss advertising, which the commission began to prioritize in the 1990s after a dramatic rise in complaints. It also includes the results of a content analysis of more than 150 FTC complaints filed between 1951 and 2009, which were used to analyze trends in advertising content, liability for deceptive practices, and outcomes. Regulatory efforts may not have curbed the use of bogus weight-loss claims, which have only increased over time. The FTC has made attempts to apply broad liability, but advertisers and corporate leaders continue to be named most frequently over other respondents, including advertising agencies, media outlets, and product endorsers. Although the number of complaints that result in financial penalties is increasing, the FTC lacks systematic and specific policies to adequately deter advertisers and address what continues to be a growing problem. PMID:26075539

  12. Is it possible to revive the flagging interest in thermography for neurology?

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    Stulin, Igor D.

    1993-11-01

    The paper describes the results of twenty-years of experience in applying thermography (thermal imaging) in routine and urgent neurology, based on the study of more than ten thousand patients. Stress is laid on the fact that thermography is of great significance for diagnosing dextrocerebral hemorrhagic insult with a manifestation of pronounced hemihypothermia in the paralyzed limbs, identifying paraorbital hyperthermia on the side of rhinogenous cerebral abscess, for instrumental registration of transitory heat-up of the nasolabial region in the case of patients suffering from hypertensive nasal bleeding. Much attention is given to diagnosis of intra- and extracerebral phlebopathy in urgent neurology -- early diagnosis of iatrogenic catheterization phlebitis, interference with the venous return in the paralyzed lower limb. The novelty here is the employment of telethermography for complex diagnosis of cerebral death.

  13. Optimisasi Pemilihan Supplier Susu Murni untuk Produksi Susu Kental Manis dan Ready To Drink (Studi Kasus di PT. Frisian Flag Indonesia)

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    Wibowo Setio Laksono; Amzul Rifin; Imam Teguh Saptono

    2015-01-01

    Fresh milk is the raw material in milk processing industries. In fact, the amount of fresh milk tend to decrease every year. PT Frisian Flag Indonesia (FFI) is one of Milk Processing Industries in Indonesia. FFI has 18 fresh milk suppliers which locate in DKI Jakarta, West Java, Central Java and East Java. This scarcity of fresh milk will affect the continuity of production in FFI. The high demands of sweetened condensed milk (SCM) and ready to drink (RTD) products constrain FFI to be selecti...

  14. Electron microscopy and in vitro deneddylation reveal similar architectures and biochemistry of isolated human and Flag-mouse COP9 signalosome complexes

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    Highlights: • Deneddylation rates of human erythrocyte and mouse fibroblast CSN are very similar. • 3D models of native human and mouse CSN reveal common architectures. • The cryo-structure of native mammalian CSN shows a horseshoe subunit arrangement. - Abstract: The COP9 signalosome (CSN) is a regulator of the ubiquitin (Ub) proteasome system (UPS). In the UPS, proteins are Ub-labeled for degradation by Ub ligases conferring substrate specificity. The CSN controls a large family of Ub ligases called cullin-RING ligases (CRLs), which ubiquitinate cell cycle regulators, transcription factors and DNA damage response proteins. The CSN possesses structural similarities with the 26S proteasome Lid complex and the translation initiation complex 3 (eIF3) indicating similar ancestry and function. Initial structures were obtained 14 years ago by 2D electron microscopy (EM). Recently, first 3D molecular models of the CSN were created on the basis of negative-stain EM and single-particle analysis, mostly with recombinant complexes. Here, we compare deneddylating activity and structural features of CSN complexes purified in an elaborate procedure from human erythrocytes and efficiently pulled down from mouse Flag-CSN2 B8 fibroblasts. In an in vitro deneddylation assay both the human and the mouse CSN complexes deneddylated Nedd8-Cul1 with comparable rates. 3D structural models of the erythrocyte CSN as well as of the mouse Flag-CSN were generated by negative stain EM and by cryo-EM. Both complexes show a central U-shaped segment from which several arms emanate. This structure, called the horseshoe, is formed by the PCI domain subunits. CSN5 and CSN6 point away from the horseshoe. Compared to 3D models of negatively stained CSN complexes, densities assigned to CSN2 and CSN4 are better defined in the cryo-map. Because biochemical and structural results obtained with CSN complexes isolated from human erythrocytes and purified by Flag-CSN pulldown from mouse B8 fibroblasts

  15. Electron microscopy and in vitro deneddylation reveal similar architectures and biochemistry of isolated human and Flag-mouse COP9 signalosome complexes

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    Rockel, Beate [Department of Molecular Structural Biology, Max-Planck-Institute of Biochemistry, Am Klopferspitz 18, 82152 Martinsried (Germany); Schmaler, Tilo; Huang, Xiaohua [Division of Molecular Biology, Department of General, Visceral, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Charitéplatz 1, 10117 Berlin (Germany); Dubiel, Wolfgang, E-mail: Wolfgang.dubiel@charite.de [Division of Molecular Biology, Department of General, Visceral, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Charitéplatz 1, 10117 Berlin (Germany)

    2014-07-25

    Highlights: • Deneddylation rates of human erythrocyte and mouse fibroblast CSN are very similar. • 3D models of native human and mouse CSN reveal common architectures. • The cryo-structure of native mammalian CSN shows a horseshoe subunit arrangement. - Abstract: The COP9 signalosome (CSN) is a regulator of the ubiquitin (Ub) proteasome system (UPS). In the UPS, proteins are Ub-labeled for degradation by Ub ligases conferring substrate specificity. The CSN controls a large family of Ub ligases called cullin-RING ligases (CRLs), which ubiquitinate cell cycle regulators, transcription factors and DNA damage response proteins. The CSN possesses structural similarities with the 26S proteasome Lid complex and the translation initiation complex 3 (eIF3) indicating similar ancestry and function. Initial structures were obtained 14 years ago by 2D electron microscopy (EM). Recently, first 3D molecular models of the CSN were created on the basis of negative-stain EM and single-particle analysis, mostly with recombinant complexes. Here, we compare deneddylating activity and structural features of CSN complexes purified in an elaborate procedure from human erythrocytes and efficiently pulled down from mouse Flag-CSN2 B8 fibroblasts. In an in vitro deneddylation assay both the human and the mouse CSN complexes deneddylated Nedd8-Cul1 with comparable rates. 3D structural models of the erythrocyte CSN as well as of the mouse Flag-CSN were generated by negative stain EM and by cryo-EM. Both complexes show a central U-shaped segment from which several arms emanate. This structure, called the horseshoe, is formed by the PCI domain subunits. CSN5 and CSN6 point away from the horseshoe. Compared to 3D models of negatively stained CSN complexes, densities assigned to CSN2 and CSN4 are better defined in the cryo-map. Because biochemical and structural results obtained with CSN complexes isolated from human erythrocytes and purified by Flag-CSN pulldown from mouse B8 fibroblasts

  16. The legalization of Hinomaru and Kimigayo as Japan's national flag and anthem and its connections to the political campaign of "healthy nationalism and internationalism"

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    The main focus of this thesis is the legalization of Hinomaru and Kimigayo as the national flag and anthem of Japan in 1999 and its connections to what seems to be an atypical Japanese form of postwar nationalism. In the 1980s a campaign headed by among others Prime Minister Nakasone was promoted to increase the pride of the Japanese in their nation and to achieve a “transformation of national consciousness”. Its supporters tended to use the term “healthy nationalism and internationalism”. ...

  17. 'Red Flag' Predictions

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    Hallin, Carina Antonia; Andersen, Torben Juul; Tveterås, Sigbjørn

    -generation prediction markets and outline its unique features as a third-generation prediction market. It is argued that frontline employees gain deep insights when they execute operational activities on an ongoing basis in the organization. The experiential learning from close interaction with internal and external...

  18. Italy flags scientific shortcomings

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    Cartlidge, Edwin

    2008-04-01

    The land that gave us Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo Galilei and Enrico Fermi does not regard science as part of culture, but it must do so if it is to avoid being left behind economically and intellectually. That is the message from a working group of 18 academics, sponsored by the Italian government, to find ways of improving the quantity, quality and public perception of science in the country. The group has now put forward a range of measures to combat what the group's chair, left-wing politician and Siena University law professor Luigi Berlinguer, describes as a "national emergency".

  19. Advances in Applied Mechanics

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    Advances in Applied Mechanics draws together recent significant advances in various topics in applied mechanics. Published since 1948, Advances in Applied Mechanics aims to provide authoritative review articles on topics in the mechanical sciences, primarily of interest to scientists and engineers working in the various branches of mechanics, but also of interest to the many who use the results of investigations in mechanics in various application areas, such as aerospace, chemical, civil, en...

  20. Perspectives on Applied Ethics

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    Applied ethics is a growing, interdisciplinary field dealing with ethical problems in different areas of society. It includes for instance social and political ethics, computer ethics, medical ethics, bioethics, envi-ronmental ethics, business ethics, and it also relates to different forms of professional ethics. From the perspective of ethics, applied ethics is a specialisation in one area of ethics. From the perspective of social practice applying eth-ics is to focus on ethical aspects and ...

  1. Applied Neuroscience Laboratory Complex

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — Located at WPAFB, Ohio, the Applied Neuroscience lab researches and develops technologies to optimize Airmen individual and team performance across all AF domains....

  2. On-line Flagging of Anomalies and Adaptive Sequential Hypothesis Testing for Fine-feature Characterization of Geosynchronous Satellites

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    Chaudhary, A.; Payne, T.; Kinateder, K.; Dao, P.; Beecher, E.; Boone, D.; Elliott, B.

    The objective of on-line flagging in this paper is to perform interactive assessment of geosynchronous satellites anomalies such as cross-tagging of a satellites in a cluster, solar panel offset change, etc. This assessment will utilize a Bayesian belief propagation procedure and will include automated update of baseline signature data for the satellite, while accounting for the seasonal changes. Its purpose is to enable an ongoing, automated assessment of satellite behavior through its life cycle using the photometry data collected during the synoptic search performed by a ground or space-based sensor as a part of its metrics mission. The change in the satellite features will be reported along with the probabilities of Type I and Type II errors. The objective of adaptive sequential hypothesis testing in this paper is to define future sensor tasking for the purpose of characterization of fine features of the satellite. The tasking will be designed in order to maximize new information with the least number of photometry data points to be collected during the synoptic search by a ground or space-based sensor. Its calculation is based on the utilization of information entropy techniques. The tasking is defined by considering a sequence of hypotheses in regard to the fine features of the satellite. The optimal observation conditions are then ordered in order to maximize new information about a chosen fine feature. The combined objective of on-line flagging and adaptive sequential hypothesis testing is to progressively discover new information about the features of a geosynchronous satellites by leveraging the regular but sparse cadence of data collection during the synoptic search performed by a ground or space-based sensor. Automated Algorithm to Detect Changes in Geostationary Satellite's Configuration and Cross-Tagging Phan Dao, Air Force Research Laboratory/RVB By characterizing geostationary satellites based on photometry and color photometry, analysts can

  3. The qTSN4 Effect on Flag Leaf Size, Photosynthesis and Panicle Size, Benefits to Plant Grain Production in Rice, Depending on Light Availability.

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    Fabre, Denis; Adriani, Dewi E; Dingkuhn, Michael; Ishimaru, Tsutomu; Punzalan, Bermenito; Lafarge, Tanguy; Clément-Vidal, Anne; Luquet, Delphine

    2016-01-01

    Increasing rice yield potential is essential to secure world food supply. The quantitative trait locus qTSN4 was reported to achieve yield increases by enhancing both source and sink capacity. Three greenhouse experiments and one field experiment in the Philippines were conducted to study near-isogenic lines (NILs) in two genetic backgrounds, subjected to treatments with restricted light resources through shading (greenhouse) or population density (field and greenhouse). A consistent promotion of flag leaf width, leaf area and panicle size in terms of spikelet number was observed in the presence of qTSN4, regardless of environment. However, grain production per plant was enhanced only in one greenhouse experiment. An in-depth study demonstrated that increased flag leaf size in the presence of qTSN4 was associated with increased photosynthetic rates, along with lower SLA and greater N content per leaf weight and per area. This was emphasized under low light situation as the qTSN4-NILs did not express shade acclimation traits in contrast with the recipient varieties. The authors conclude that qTSN4 is a promising subject for further physiological studies, particularly under limited radiation. However, the QTL alone may not be a reliable source of increased yield potential because its effects at the plant and population scale are prone to genotype × environment interactions and the increased panicle size is compensated by the adaptive plasticity of other morphological traits. PMID:27242827

  4. The qTSN4 Effect on Flag Leaf Size, Photosynthesis and Panicle Size, Benefits to Plant Grain Production in Rice, Depending on Light Availability

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    Fabre, Denis; Adriani, Dewi E.; Dingkuhn, Michael; Ishimaru, Tsutomu; Punzalan, Bermenito; Lafarge, Tanguy; Clément-Vidal, Anne; Luquet, Delphine

    2016-01-01

    Increasing rice yield potential is essential to secure world food supply. The quantitative trait locus qTSN4 was reported to achieve yield increases by enhancing both source and sink capacity. Three greenhouse experiments and one field experiment in the Philippines were conducted to study near-isogenic lines (NILs) in two genetic backgrounds, subjected to treatments with restricted light resources through shading (greenhouse) or population density (field and greenhouse). A consistent promotion of flag leaf width, leaf area and panicle size in terms of spikelet number was observed in the presence of qTSN4, regardless of environment. However, grain production per plant was enhanced only in one greenhouse experiment. An in-depth study demonstrated that increased flag leaf size in the presence of qTSN4 was associated with increased photosynthetic rates, along with lower SLA and greater N content per leaf weight and per area. This was emphasized under low light situation as the qTSN4-NILs did not express shade acclimation traits in contrast with the recipient varieties. The authors conclude that qTSN4 is a promising subject for further physiological studies, particularly under limited radiation. However, the QTL alone may not be a reliable source of increased yield potential because its effects at the plant and population scale are prone to genotype × environment interactions and the increased panicle size is compensated by the adaptive plasticity of other morphological traits. PMID:27242827

  5. A flag-based algorithm and associated neutron interrogation system for the detection of explosives in sea–land cargo containers

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    Recent efforts in the simulation of sea–land cargo containers in active neutron interrogation scenarios resulted in the identification of several flags indicating the presence of conventional explosives. These flags, defined by specific mathematical manipulations of the neutron and photon spectra, have been combined into a detection algorithm for screening cargo containers at international borders and seaports. The detection algorithm's steps include classifying the cargo type, identifying containers filled with explosives, triggering in the presence of concealed explosives, and minimizing the number of false positives due to cargo heterogeneity. The algorithm has been implemented in a system that includes both neutron and photon detectors. This system will take about 10 min to scan a container and cost approximately $1M to construct. Dose calculations resulted in estimates of less than 0.5 mSv for a person hidden in the container, and an operator annual dose of less than 0.9 mSv. - Highlights: • Monte Carlo model of explosives screening in cargo containers using fast neutrons. • Monte Carlo model also explores neutron detector response. • Development of an explosives detection algorithm using active neutron interrogation. • Implementation of the algorithm, including equipment, infrastructure, cost and dose. • System will cost ~1M USD and an entire container may be scanned in ~10 min

  6. Flagging and correcting non-spectral matrix interferences with spatial emission profiles and gradient dilution in inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometry

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    Matrix interference remains one of the most daunting challenges commonly encountered in inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES). In the present study, a method is described that enables identification and correction of matrix interferences in axial-viewed ICP-AES through a combination of spatial mapping and on-line gradient dilution. Cross-sectional emission maps of the plasma are used to indicate the presence of non-spectral (plasma-related and sample-introduction-related) matrix interferences. In particular, apparent concentrations of an analyte species determined at various radial locations in the plasma differ in the presence of a matrix interference, which allows the interference to be flagged. To correct for the interference, progressive, on-line dilution of the sample, performed by a gradient high-performance liquid-chromatograph pump, is utilized. The spatially dependent intensities of analyte emission are monitored at different levels of sample dilution. As the dilution proceeds, the matrix-induced signal variation is reduced. At a dilution where the determined concentrations become independent of location in the plasma, the matrix interference is minimized. - Highlights: • Non-spectral matrix interference in ICP-AES is flagged and minimized. • Emission from different locations of the plasma are collected simultaneously. • Spatially dependent determined concentrations indicate the presence of interference. • Gradient dilution is performed on both calibration standards and sample. • Optimal dilution factor to minimize interference is found as dilution increases

  7. Contribution of the ear and the flag leaf to grain filling in durum wheat inferred from the carbon isotope signature:Genotypic and growing conditions effects

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    Rut Sanchez-Bragado; Abdelhalim Elazab; Bangwei Zhou; Maria Dolors Serret; Jordi Bort; Maria Teresa Nieto-Taladriz; Jos Luis Araus

    2014-01-01

    The ear, together with the flag leaf, is believed to play a major role as a source of assimilates during grain fil ing in C3 cereals. However, the intrusive nature of most of the available methodologies prevents reaching conclusive results in this regard. This study compares the carbon isotope composition (d13C) in its natural abundance in the water-soluble fractions of the flag leaf blade and the ear with the d13C of mature kernels to assess the relative contribution of both organs to grain fil ing in durum wheat (Triticum turgidum L. var. durum). The relative contribution of the ear was higher in landraces compared to modern cultivars, as wel as in response to nitrogen fertilization and water stress. Such genotypic and environmental y driven differences were associated with changes in harvest index (HI), with the relative contribution of the ear being negatively associated with HI. In the case of the genotypic differences, the lower relative contribution of the ear in modern cultivars compared with landraces is probably associated with the appearance in the former of a certain amount of source limitation driven by a higher HI. In fact, the relative contribution of the ear was far more responsive to changes in HI in modern cultivars compared with landraces.

  8. Oxytocin increases liking for a country’s people and national flag but not for other cultural symbols or consumer products.

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    Xiaole eMa

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available The neuropeptide oxytocin enhances in-group favoritism and ethnocentrism in males. However, whether such effects also occur in women and extend to national symbols and companies/consumer products is unclear. In a between-subject, double-blind placebo controlled experiment we have investigated the effect of intranasal oxytocin on likeability and arousal ratings given by 51 adult Chinese males and females for pictures depicting people or national symbols/consumer products from both strong and weak in-groups (China and Taiwan and corresponding out-groups (Japan and South Korea. To assess duration of treatment effects subjects were also re-tested after one week. Results showed that although oxytocin selectively increased the bias for overall liking for Chinese social stimuli and the national flag, it had no effect on the similar bias towards other Chinese cultural symbols, companies and consumer products. This enhanced bias was maintained one week after treatment. No overall oxytocin effects were found for Taiwanese, Japanese or South Korean pictures. Our findings show for the first time that oxytocin increases liking for a nation’s society and flag in both men and women, but not that for other cultural symbols or companies/consumer products.

  9. Applied Linguistics: Brazilian Perspectives

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    Cavalcanti, Marilda C.

    2004-01-01

    The aim of this paper is to present perspectives in Applied Linguistics (AL) against the background of a historical overview of the field in Brazil. I take the stance of looking at AL as a field of knowledge and as a professional area of research. This point of view directs my reflections towards research-based Applied Linguistics carried out from…

  10. Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation

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    ... Percentage Donations Tribute Wall Other Giving/Fundraising Opportunities Bitcoin Donation Form FAQs Help us raise awareness and ... Percentage Donations Tribute Wall Other Giving/Fundraising Opportunities Bitcoin Donation Form FAQs © 2013 Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, ...

  11. Applied Mathematics Seminar 1982

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    This report contains the abstracts of the lectures delivered at 1982 Applied Mathematics Seminar of the DPD/LCC/CNPq and Colloquy on Applied Mathematics of LCC/CNPq. The Seminar comprised 36 conferences. Among these, 30 were presented by researchers associated to brazilian institutions, 9 of them to the LCC/CNPq, and the other 6 were given by visiting lecturers according to the following distribution: 4 from the USA, 1 from England and 1 from Venezuela. The 1981 Applied Mathematics Seminar was organized by Leon R. Sinay and Nelson do Valle Silva. The Colloquy on Applied Mathematics was held from october 1982 on, being organized by Ricardo S. Kubrusly and Leon R. Sinay. (Author)

  12. Handbook of Applied Analysis

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    Papageorgiou, Nikolaos S

    2009-01-01

    Offers an examination of important theoretical methods and procedures in applied analysis. This book details the important theoretical trends in nonlinear analysis and applications to different fields. It is suitable for those working on nonlinear analysis.

  13. Applying contemporary statistical techniques

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    Wilcox, Rand R

    2003-01-01

    Applying Contemporary Statistical Techniques explains why traditional statistical methods are often inadequate or outdated when applied to modern problems. Wilcox demonstrates how new and more powerful techniques address these problems far more effectively, making these modern robust methods understandable, practical, and easily accessible.* Assumes no previous training in statistics * Explains how and why modern statistical methods provide more accurate results than conventional methods* Covers the latest developments on multiple comparisons * Includes recent advanc

  14. Development of the personalized criteria for microscopic review following four different series of hematology analyzer in a Chinese large scale hospital

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    CUI Wei; XIANG Xue-fang; SI Yong-zhen; CHEN Qian; CAI Hao; LI Tan; SHEN Han; SHANG Kun; ZHANG Yong-qiang; WU Wei; WANG Xin; WANG Geng; HAO Ying-ying; CHEN Yu; LUO Dan; SHOU Wei-ling; ZHANG Shuo

    2010-01-01

    Background A generally accepted guideline ("41 rules") published by the lnternational Consensus Group for Hematology Review (ICGHR) can not be suitable for all the laboratories because the facility type, laboratory requirements, sample volume, review rate, turn around time, instrument model and characters etc. are quite different from each other, which may cause a higher workload for microscopy review or lead to false or misleading results.Therefore, we decided to develop the personalized review criteria for 4 series of hematology analyzers in the same hospital, and describe all the implement procedures in detail.Methods The total 1770 blood samples were collected from Peking Union Medical College Hospital. Referring to the suggested criteria by international consensus group for hematology review ("41 rules"), the personalized review criteria for 4 series of hematology analyzers including Siemens Advia 2120, Sysmex XE-2100, Sysmex XT-1800i and Sysmex XS-800i were established and validated by adjusting the rules in order to reduce the false positive rate and keep the false negative acceptable by clinical.Results Using the "41 rules", high review rates of 37.94%, 35.56%, 33.44% and 37.94% were got respectively in Siemens Advia 2120, Sysmex XE-2100, Sysmex XT-1800i and Sysmex XS-800i. Three false positive rules mainly were observed in all of 4 analyzers: white blood cell <3×109/L or >30×109/L, platelet <100x109/L or >1000×109/L and immature granulocyte. Specialized rules were observed in different series of analyzers, atypical/variant lymphs flag were found mainly in Sysmex XE-2100, Aniso-RBC were found mainly in Sysmex XT-1800i, flag of "immature granulocyte" mainly in Sysmex XS-800i, Micro-RBC, Macro-RBC and Aniso-RBC mainly in Siemens Advia 2120. Rules of immature granulocyte,blast, and NRBC flag would be mainly triggered by hematology malignant tumor. We could not delete these rules due to the risk of false negative of serious disease, other rules were

  15. Copy Number Variation of Cytokinin Oxidase Gene Tackx4 Associated with Grain Weight and Chlorophyll Content of Flag Leaf in Common Wheat

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    Chang, Cheng; Lu, Jie; Zhang, Hai-Ping; Ma, Chuan-Xi; Sun, Genlou

    2015-01-01

    As the main pigment in photosynthesis, chlorophyll significantly affects grain filling and grain weight of crop. Cytokinin (CTK) can effectively increase chlorophyll content and chloroplast stability, but it is irreversibly inactivated by cytokinin oxidase (CKX). In this study, therefore, twenty-four pairs of primers were designed to identify variations of wheat CKX (Tackx) genes associated with flag leaf chlorophyll content after anthesis, as well as grain weight in 169 recombinant inbred lines (RIL) derived from Triticum aestivum Jing 411 × Hongmangchun 21. Results indicated variation of Tackx4, identified by primer pair T19-20, was proven to significantly associate with chlorophyll content and grain weight in the RIL population. Here, two Tackx4 patterns were identified: one with two co-segregated fragments (Tackx4-1/Tackx4-2) containing 618 bp and 620 bp in size (as in Jing 411), and another with no PCR product. The two genotypes were designated as genotype-A and genotype-B, respectively. Grain weight and leaf chlorophyll content at 5~15 days after anthesis (DAA) were significantly higher in genotype-A lines than those in genotype-B lines. Mapping analysis indicated Tackx4 was closely linked to Xwmc169 on chromosome 3AL, as well as co-segregated with a major quantitative trait locus (QTL) for both grain weight and chlorophyll content of flag leaf at 5~15 DAA. This QTL explained 8.9~22.3% phenotypic variations of the two traits across four cropping seasons. Among 102 wheat varieties, a third genotype of Tackx4 was found and designated as genotype-C, also having two co-segregated fragments, Tackx4-2 and Tackx4-3 (615bp). The sequences of three fragments, Tackx4-1, Tackx4-2, and Tackx4-3, showed high identity (>98%). Therefore, these fragments could be considered as different copies at Tackx4 locus on chromosome 3AL. The effect of copy number variation (CNV) of Tackx4 was further validated. In general, genotype-A contains both significantly higher grain weight

  16. Applied Literature for Healing,

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    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available In this qualitative research study interviews conducted with elite participants serve to reveal the underlying elements that unite the richly diverse emerging field of Applied Literature. The basic interpretative qualitative method included a thematic analysis of data from the interviews yielding numerous common elements that were then distilled into key themes that elucidated the beneficial effects of engaging consciously with literature. These themes included developing a stronger sense of self in balance with an increasing connection with community; providing a safe container to engage challenging and potentially overwhelming issues from a stance of empowered action; and fostering a healing space for creativity. The findings provide grounds for uniting the work being done in a range of helping professions into a cohesive field of Applied Literature, which offers effective tools for healing, transformation and empowerment.Keywords: Applied Literature, Bibliotherapy, Poetry Therapy, Arts in Corrections, Arts in Medicine

  17. PSYCHOANALYSIS AS APPLIED AESTHETICS.

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    Richmond, Stephen H

    2016-07-01

    The question of how to place psychoanalysis in relation to science has been debated since the beginning of psychoanalysis and continues to this day. The author argues that psychoanalysis is best viewed as a form of applied art (also termed applied aesthetics) in parallel to medicine as applied science. This postulate draws on a functional definition of modernity as involving the differentiation of the value spheres of science, art, and religion. The validity criteria for each of the value spheres are discussed. Freud is examined, drawing on Habermas, and seen to have erred by claiming that the psychoanalytic method is a form of science. Implications for clinical and metapsychological issues in psychoanalysis are discussed. PMID:27428582

  18. Applied chemical engineering thermodynamics

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    Tassios, Dimitrios P

    1993-01-01

    Applied Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics provides the undergraduate and graduate student of chemical engineering with the basic knowledge, the methodology and the references he needs to apply it in industrial practice. Thus, in addition to the classical topics of the laws of thermodynamics,pure component and mixture thermodynamic properties as well as phase and chemical equilibria the reader will find: - history of thermodynamics - energy conservation - internmolecular forces and molecular thermodynamics - cubic equations of state - statistical mechanics. A great number of calculated problems with solutions and an appendix with numerous tables of numbers of practical importance are extremely helpful for applied calculations. The computer programs on the included disk help the student to become familiar with the typical methods used in industry for volumetric and vapor-liquid equilibria calculations.

  19. Association of puroindoline b-2 variants with grain traits, yield components and flag leaf size in bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) varieties of Yellow and Huai Valley of China

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    A total of 169 wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) varieties (landraces and cultivars) were used to asses the relationship between Puroindoline D1 alleles and Puroindoline b-B2 variants and grain hardness, other grain traits, grain yield components, and flag leaf size. Results indicated that the average SK...

  20. Introduction to applied thermodynamics

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    Helsdon, R M; Walker, G E

    1965-01-01

    Introduction to Applied Thermodynamics is an introductory text on applied thermodynamics and covers topics ranging from energy and temperature to reversibility and entropy, the first and second laws of thermodynamics, and the properties of ideal gases. Standard air cycles and the thermodynamic properties of pure substances are also discussed, together with gas compressors, combustion, and psychrometry. This volume is comprised of 16 chapters and begins with an overview of the concept of energy as well as the macroscopic and molecular approaches to thermodynamics. The following chapters focus o

  1. Applied statistics with SPSS

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    Huizingh, Eelko K R E

    2007-01-01

    Accessibly written and easy to use, Applied Statistics Using SPSS is an all-in-one self-study guide to SPSS and do-it-yourself guide to statistics. Based around the needs of undergraduate students embarking on their own research project, the text's self-help style is designed to boost the skills and confidence of those that will need to use SPSS in the course of doing their research project. The book is pedagogically well developed and contains many screen dumps and exercises, glossary terms and worked examples. Divided into two parts, Applied Statistics Using SPSS covers :

  2. Applied mathematics made simple

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    Murphy, Patrick

    1982-01-01

    Applied Mathematics: Made Simple provides an elementary study of the three main branches of classical applied mathematics: statics, hydrostatics, and dynamics. The book begins with discussion of the concepts of mechanics, parallel forces and rigid bodies, kinematics, motion with uniform acceleration in a straight line, and Newton's law of motion. Separate chapters cover vector algebra and coplanar motion, relative motion, projectiles, friction, and rigid bodies in equilibrium under the action of coplanar forces. The final chapters deal with machines and hydrostatics. The standard and conte

  3. Retransmission Steganography Applied

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    Mazurczyk, Wojciech; Szczypiorski, Krzysztof

    2010-01-01

    This paper presents experimental results of the implementation of network steganography method called RSTEG (Retransmission Steganography). The main idea of RSTEG is to not acknowledge a successfully received packet to intentionally invoke retransmission. The retransmitted packet carries a steganogram instead of user data in the payload field. RSTEG can be applied to many network protocols that utilize retransmissions. We present experimental results for RSTEG applied to TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) as TCP is the most popular network protocol which ensures reliable data transfer. The main aim of the performed experiments was to estimate RSTEG steganographic bandwidth and detectability by observing its influence on the network retransmission level.

  4. Pre-anthesis high-temperature acclimation alleviates damage to the flag leaf caused by post-anthesis heat stress in wheat

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    Wang, Xiao; Cai, Jian; Jian, Dong;

    2011-01-01

    and enhanced cell membrane peroxidation, as exemplified by increased O2-• production rate and reduction in activities of antioxiditave enzymes. However, under post-anthesis heat stress, plants with pre-anthesis hightemperature acclimation (HH)showedmuchhigher photosynthetic rates than those without pre......The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of pre-anthesis high-temperature acclimation on leaf physiology of winter wheat in response to post-anthesis heat stress. The results showed that both pre- and post-anthesis heat stresses significantly depressed flag leaf photosynthesis......-anthesis high-temperature acclimation (CH). Leaves ofHHplants exhibited a higher Chl a/b ratio and lower chlorophyll/carotenoid ratio and superoxide anion radical release rate compared with those of the CH plants. In addition, antioxidant enzyme activities in HH plants were significantly higher than in CH...

  5. Applying Mathematical Processes (AMP)

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    Kathotia, Vinay

    2011-01-01

    This article provides insights into the "Applying Mathematical Processes" resources, developed by the Nuffield Foundation. It features Nuffield AMP activities--and related ones from Bowland Maths--that were designed to support the teaching and assessment of key processes in mathematics--representing a situation mathematically, analysing,…

  6. Applied Behavior Analysis

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    Szapacs, Cindy

    2006-01-01

    Teaching strategies that work for typically developing children often do not work for those diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. However, teaching strategies that work for children with autism do work for typically developing children. In this article, the author explains how the principles and concepts of Applied Behavior Analysis can be…

  7. Essays on Applied Microeconomics

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    Mejia Mantilla, Carolina

    2013-01-01

    Each chapter of this dissertation studies a different question within the field of Applied Microeconomics. The first chapter examines the mid- and long-term effects of the 1998 Asian Crisis on the educational attainment of Indonesian children ages 6 to 18, at the time of the crisis. The effects are identified as deviations from a linear trend for…

  8. Applied singular integral equations

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    Mandal, B N

    2011-01-01

    The book is devoted to varieties of linear singular integral equations, with special emphasis on their methods of solution. It introduces the singular integral equations and their applications to researchers as well as graduate students of this fascinating and growing branch of applied mathematics.

  9. Applied Statistics with SPSS

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    Huizingh, Eelko K. R. E.

    2007-01-01

    Accessibly written and easy to use, "Applied Statistics Using SPSS" is an all-in-one self-study guide to SPSS and do-it-yourself guide to statistics. What is unique about Eelko Huizingh's approach is that this book is based around the needs of undergraduate students embarking on their own research project, and its self-help style is designed to…

  10. Applied Control Systems Design

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    Mahmoud, Magdi S

    2012-01-01

    Applied Control System Design examines several methods for building up systems models based on real experimental data from typical industrial processes and incorporating system identification techniques. The text takes a comparative approach to the models derived in this way judging their suitability for use in different systems and under different operational circumstances. A broad spectrum of control methods including various forms of filtering, feedback and feedforward control is applied to the models and the guidelines derived from the closed-loop responses are then composed into a concrete self-tested recipe to serve as a check-list for industrial engineers or control designers. System identification and control design are given equal weight in model derivation and testing to reflect their equality of importance in the proper design and optimization of high-performance control systems. Readers’ assimilation of the material discussed is assisted by the provision of problems and examples. Most of these e...

  11. Essays in Applied Econometrics

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    2014-01-01

    This thesis includes three essays in applied econometrics. The first and third chapters focus on labor market outcomes of minority group members, while the second focuses on education. Chapter 1 deals with the relationship between sexual orientation, gender, partnership, and labor outcomes. I suggest that if there are compensating differentials and a gender gap in potential wages, an income effect can lead partnered gay men to jobs with lower wages and higher amenities than partnered straight...

  12. Applied Economics in Teaching

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    朱红萍

    2009-01-01

    This paper explains some plain phenomena in teaching and class management with an economic view. Some basic economic principles mentioned therein are: everything has its opportunity cost; the marginal utility of consumption of any kind is diminishing; Game theory is everywhere. By applying the economic theories to teaching, it is of great help for teachers to understand the students' behavior and thus improve the teaching effectiveness and efficiency.

  13. Methods of applied mathematics

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    Hildebrand, Francis B

    1992-01-01

    This invaluable book offers engineers and physicists working knowledge of a number of mathematical facts and techniques not commonly treated in courses in advanced calculus, but nevertheless extremely useful when applied to typical problems in many different fields. It deals principally with linear algebraic equations, quadratic and Hermitian forms, operations with vectors and matrices, the calculus of variations, and the formulations and theory of linear integral equations. Annotated problems and exercises accompany each chapter.

  14. Applied Logic in Engineering

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    Spichkova, Maria

    2016-01-01

    Logic not only helps to solve complicated and safety-critical problems, but also disciplines the mind and helps to develop abstract thinking, which is very important for any area of Engineering. In this technical report, we present an overview of common challenges in teaching of formal methods and discuss our experiences from the course Applied Logic in Engineering. This course was taught at TU Munich, Germany, in Winter Semester 2012/2013.

  15. Applied longitudinal analysis

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    Fitzmaurice, Garrett M; Ware, James H

    2012-01-01

    Praise for the First Edition "". . . [this book] should be on the shelf of everyone interested in . . . longitudinal data analysis.""-Journal of the American Statistical Association   Features newly developed topics and applications of the analysis of longitudinal data Applied Longitudinal Analysis, Second Edition presents modern methods for analyzing data from longitudinal studies and now features the latest state-of-the-art techniques. The book emphasizes practical, rather than theoretical, aspects of methods for the analysis of diverse types of lo

  16. Essays on Applied Microeconomics

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    Lee, Hoan Soo

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    Empirical and theoretical topics in applied microeconomics are discussed in this dissertation. The first essay identifies and measures managerial advantages from access to high-quality deals in venture capital investments. The underlying social network of Harvard Business School MBA venture capitalists and entrepreneurs is used to proxy availability of deal access. Random section assignment of HBS MBA graduates provides a key exogenous variation for identification. Being socially connected to...

  17. Applied statistics for economists

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    Lewis, Margaret

    2012-01-01

    This book is an undergraduate text that introduces students to commonly-used statistical methods in economics. Using examples based on contemporary economic issues and readily-available data, it not only explains the mechanics of the various methods, it also guides students to connect statistical results to detailed economic interpretations. Because the goal is for students to be able to apply the statistical methods presented, online sources for economic data and directions for performing each task in Excel are also included.

  18. Applied ALARA techniques

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    The presentation focuses on some of the time-proven and new technologies being used to accomplish radiological work. These techniques can be applied at nuclear facilities to reduce radiation doses and protect the environment. The last reactor plants and processing facilities were shutdown and Hanford was given a new mission to put the facilities in a safe condition, decontaminate, and prepare them for decommissioning. The skills that were necessary to operate these facilities were different than the skills needed today to clean up Hanford. Workers were not familiar with many of the tools, equipment, and materials needed to accomplish:the new mission, which includes clean up of contaminated areas in and around all the facilities, recovery of reactor fuel from spent fuel pools, and the removal of millions of gallons of highly radioactive waste from 177 underground tanks. In addition, this work has to be done with a reduced number of workers and a smaller budget. At Hanford, facilities contain a myriad of radioactive isotopes that are 2048 located inside plant systems, underground tanks, and the soil. As cleanup work at Hanford began, it became obvious early that in order to get workers to apply ALARA and use hew tools and equipment to accomplish the radiological work it was necessary to plan the work in advance and get radiological control and/or ALARA committee personnel involved early in the planning process. Emphasis was placed on applying,ALARA techniques to reduce dose, limit contamination spread and minimize the amount of radioactive waste generated. Progress on the cleanup has,b6en steady and Hanford workers have learned to use different types of engineered controls and ALARA techniques to perform radiological work. The purpose of this presentation is to share the lessons learned on how Hanford is accomplishing radiological work

  19. Applied linear regression

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    Weisberg, Sanford

    2005-01-01

    Master linear regression techniques with a new edition of a classic text Reviews of the Second Edition: ""I found it enjoyable reading and so full of interesting material that even the well-informed reader will probably find something new . . . a necessity for all of those who do linear regression."" -Technometrics, February 1987 ""Overall, I feel that the book is a valuable addition to the now considerable list of texts on applied linear regression. It should be a strong contender as the leading text for a first serious course in regression analysis."" -American Scientist, May-June 1987

  20. Applied impulsive mathematical models

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    Stamova, Ivanka

    2016-01-01

    Using the theory of impulsive differential equations, this book focuses on mathematical models which reflect current research in biology, population dynamics, neural networks and economics. The authors provide the basic background from the fundamental theory and give a systematic exposition of recent results related to the qualitative analysis of impulsive mathematical models. Consisting of six chapters, the book presents many applicable techniques, making them available in a single source easily accessible to researchers interested in mathematical models and their applications. Serving as a valuable reference, this text is addressed to a wide audience of professionals, including mathematicians, applied researchers and practitioners.

  1. Applied logistic regression

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    Hosmer, David W; Sturdivant, Rodney X

    2013-01-01

     A new edition of the definitive guide to logistic regression modeling for health science and other applications This thoroughly expanded Third Edition provides an easily accessible introduction to the logistic regression (LR) model and highlights the power of this model by examining the relationship between a dichotomous outcome and a set of covariables. Applied Logistic Regression, Third Edition emphasizes applications in the health sciences and handpicks topics that best suit the use of modern statistical software. The book provides readers with state-of-

  2. SIFT applied to CBIR

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    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Content-Based Image Retrieval (CBIR is a challenging task. Common approaches use only low-level features. Notwithstanding, such CBIR solutions fail on capturing some local features representing the details and nuances of scenes. Many techniques in image processing and computer vision can capture these scene semantics. Among them, the Scale Invariant Features Transform~(SIFT has been widely used in a lot of applications. This approach relies on the choice of several parameters which directly impact its effectiveness when applied to retrieve images. In this paper, we discuss the results obtained in several experiments proposed to evaluate the application of the SIFT in CBIR tasks.

  3. Applied linear regression

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    Weisberg, Sanford

    2013-01-01

    Praise for the Third Edition ""...this is an excellent book which could easily be used as a course text...""-International Statistical Institute The Fourth Edition of Applied Linear Regression provides a thorough update of the basic theory and methodology of linear regression modeling. Demonstrating the practical applications of linear regression analysis techniques, the Fourth Edition uses interesting, real-world exercises and examples. Stressing central concepts such as model building, understanding parameters, assessing fit and reliability, and drawing conclusions, the new edition illus

  4. Applied energy an introduction

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    Abdullah, Mohammad Omar

    2012-01-01

    Introduction to Applied EnergyGeneral IntroductionEnergy and Power BasicsEnergy EquationEnergy Generation SystemsEnergy Storage and MethodsEnergy Efficiencies and LossesEnergy industry and Energy Applications in Small -Medium Enterprises (SME) industriesEnergy IndustryEnergy-Intensive industryEnergy Applications in SME Energy industriesEnergy Sources and SupplyEnergy SourcesEnergy Supply and Energy DemandEnergy Flow Visualization and Sankey DiagramEnergy Management and AnalysisEnergy AuditsEnergy Use and Fuel Consumption StudyEnergy Life-Cycle AnalysisEnergy and EnvironmentEnergy Pollutants, S

  5. Applied nonparametric statistical methods

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    Sprent, Peter

    2007-01-01

    While preserving the clear, accessible style of previous editions, Applied Nonparametric Statistical Methods, Fourth Edition reflects the latest developments in computer-intensive methods that deal with intractable analytical problems and unwieldy data sets. Reorganized and with additional material, this edition begins with a brief summary of some relevant general statistical concepts and an introduction to basic ideas of nonparametric or distribution-free methods. Designed experiments, including those with factorial treatment structures, are now the focus of an entire chapter. The text also e

  6. Applied Semantic Web Technologies

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    Sugumaran, Vijayan

    2011-01-01

    The rapid advancement of semantic web technologies, along with the fact that they are at various levels of maturity, has left many practitioners confused about the current state of these technologies. Focusing on the most mature technologies, Applied Semantic Web Technologies integrates theory with case studies to illustrate the history, current state, and future direction of the semantic web. It maintains an emphasis on real-world applications and examines the technical and practical issues related to the use of semantic technologies in intelligent information management. The book starts with

  7. Applied complex variables

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    1965-01-01

    Analytic function theory is a traditional subject going back to Cauchy and Riemann in the 19th century. Once the exclusive province of advanced mathematics students, its applications have proven vital to today's physicists and engineers. In this highly regarded work, Professor John W. Dettman offers a clear, well-organized overview of the subject and various applications - making the often-perplexing study of analytic functions of complex variables more accessible to a wider audience. The first half of Applied Complex Variables, designed for sequential study, is a step-by-step treatment of fun

  8. Applied plasma physics

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    Applied Plasma Physics is a major sub-organizational unit of the MFE Program. It includes Fusion Plasma Theory and Experimental Plasma Research. The Fusion Plasma Theory group has the responsibility for developing theoretical-computational models in the general areas of plasma properties, equilibrium, stability, transport, and atomic physics. This group has responsibility for giving guidance to the mirror experimental program. There is a formal division of the group into theory and computational; however, in this report the efforts of the two areas are not separated since many projects have contributions from members of both. Under the Experimental Plasma Research Program, we are developing the intense, pulsed neutral-beam source (IPINS) for the generation of a reversed-field configuration on 2XIIB. We are also studying the feasibility of utilizing certain neutron-detection techniques as plasma diagnostics in the next generation of thermonuclear experiments

  9. Contributions to Applied Cartography

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    Full Text Available According to the increasing awareness of the importance, advantagesand feasibility of representing/visualizing spatial relations and spatial content through corresponding cartography –maps are becoming increasingly more frequent and elaborate when one needs to represent some aspect of reality from various standpoints: economical, natural scientific or politological. Some contents practically impose the need for applied cartography which is especially true of international-political, military, geopolitical and transport issues. Therefore, mass communication media have been increasingly accepting and adopting specific cartography as significant content which successfully compete with the importance of the text itself – this is the case everywhere, including in Croatia. The French geographical-political-cartographic school is the model and exceptional accomplishment. It also has predecessors in the German/Nazi geopolitical school from the first half of the 20th century.

  10. Applied number theory

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    Niederreiter, Harald

    2015-01-01

    This textbook effectively builds a bridge from basic number theory to recent advances in applied number theory. It presents the first unified account of the four major areas of application where number theory plays a fundamental role, namely cryptography, coding theory, quasi-Monte Carlo methods, and pseudorandom number generation, allowing the authors to delineate the manifold links and interrelations between these areas.  Number theory, which Carl-Friedrich Gauss famously dubbed the queen of mathematics, has always been considered a very beautiful field of mathematics, producing lovely results and elegant proofs. While only very few real-life applications were known in the past, today number theory can be found in everyday life: in supermarket bar code scanners, in our cars’ GPS systems, in online banking, etc.  Starting with a brief introductory course on number theory in Chapter 1, which makes the book more accessible for undergraduates, the authors describe the four main application areas in Chapters...

  11. Applied mechanics of solids

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    Bower, Allan F

    2009-01-01

    Modern computer simulations make stress analysis easy. As they continue to replace classical mathematical methods of analysis, these software programs require users to have a solid understanding of the fundamental principles on which they are based. Develop Intuitive Ability to Identify and Avoid Physically Meaningless Predictions Applied Mechanics of Solids is a powerful tool for understanding how to take advantage of these revolutionary computer advances in the field of solid mechanics. Beginning with a description of the physical and mathematical laws that govern deformation in solids, the text presents modern constitutive equations, as well as analytical and computational methods of stress analysis and fracture mechanics. It also addresses the nonlinear theory of deformable rods, membranes, plates, and shells, and solutions to important boundary and initial value problems in solid mechanics. The author uses the step-by-step manner of a blackboard lecture to explain problem solving methods, often providing...

  12. Applied plasma physics

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  13. Applied multivariate statistical analysis

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    Härdle, Wolfgang Karl

    2015-01-01

    Focusing on high-dimensional applications, this 4th edition presents the tools and concepts used in multivariate data analysis in a style that is also accessible for non-mathematicians and practitioners.  It surveys the basic principles and emphasizes both exploratory and inferential statistics; a new chapter on Variable Selection (Lasso, SCAD and Elastic Net) has also been added.  All chapters include practical exercises that highlight applications in different multivariate data analysis fields: in quantitative financial studies, where the joint dynamics of assets are observed; in medicine, where recorded observations of subjects in different locations form the basis for reliable diagnoses and medication; and in quantitative marketing, where consumers’ preferences are collected in order to construct models of consumer behavior.  All of these examples involve high to ultra-high dimensions and represent a number of major fields in big data analysis. The fourth edition of this book on Applied Multivariate ...

  14. Applied partial differential equations

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    Logan, J David

    2015-01-01

    This text presents the standard material usually covered in a one-semester, undergraduate course on boundary value problems and PDEs.  Emphasis is placed on motivation, concepts, methods, and interpretation, rather than on formal theory. The concise treatment of the subject is maintained in this third edition covering all the major ideas: the wave equation, the diffusion equation, the Laplace equation, and the advection equation on bounded and unbounded domains. Methods include eigenfunction expansions, integral transforms, and characteristics. In this third edition, text remains intimately tied to applications in heat transfer, wave motion, biological systems, and a variety other topics in pure and applied science. The text offers flexibility to instructors who, for example, may wish to insert topics from biology or numerical methods at any time in the course. The exposition is presented in a friendly, easy-to-read, style, with mathematical ideas motivated from physical problems. Many exercises and worked e...

  15. Applied plasma physics

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    Applied Plasma Physics is a major sub-organizational unit of the Magnetic Fusion Energy (MFE) Program. It includes Fusion Plasma Theory and Experimental Plasma Research. The Fusion Plasma Theory group has the responsibility for developing theoretical-computational models in the general areas of plasma properties, equilibrium, stability, transport, and atomic physics. This group has responsibility for giving guidance to the mirror experimental program. There is a formal division of the group into theory and computational; however, in this report the efforts of the two areas are not separated since many projects have contributions from members of both. Under the Experimental Plasma Research Program we are developing a neutral-beam source, the intense, pulsed ion-neutral source (IPINS), for the generation of a reversed-field configuration on 2XIIB. We are also studying the feasibility of using certain neutron-detection techniques as plasma diagnostics in the next generation of thermonuclear experiments

  16. Applied statistical thermodynamics

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    Lucas, Klaus

    1991-01-01

    The book guides the reader from the foundations of statisti- cal thermodynamics including the theory of intermolecular forces to modern computer-aided applications in chemical en- gineering and physical chemistry. The approach is new. The foundations of quantum and statistical mechanics are presen- ted in a simple way and their applications to the prediction of fluid phase behavior of real systems are demonstrated. A particular effort is made to introduce the reader to expli- cit formulations of intermolecular interaction models and to show how these models influence the properties of fluid sy- stems. The established methods of statistical mechanics - computer simulation, perturbation theory, and numerical in- tegration - are discussed in a style appropriate for newcom- ers and are extensively applied. Numerous worked examples illustrate how practical calculations should be carried out.

  17. The qTSN positive effect on panicle and flag leaf size of rice is associated with an early down-regulation of tillering

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    Dewi Erika eAdriani

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    Full Text Available The qTSN4 was identified as rice QTL (Quantitative Traits Locus increasing total spikelet number per panicle and flag leaf area but potentially reducing panicle number depending on the environment. So far, this trade-off was mainly observed at grain maturity and not specifically studied in details, limiting the apprehension of the agronomic interest of qTSN4. This study aimed to understand the effect of qTSN4 and of the environment on panicle sizing, its trade-off with panicle number and finally plant grain production. It compared two high yielding genotypes to their Near Isogenic Lines (NIL carrying either QTL qTSN4 or qTSN12, two distinct QTLs contributing to the enlarged panicle size, thereafter designated as qTSN. Traits describing C sink (organ appearance rate, size, biomass and source (leaf area, photosynthesis, sugar availability were dynamically characterized along plant and/or panicle development within two trials (greenhouse, field, each comparing two treatments contrasting for plant access to light (with or without shading, high or low planting densities. The positive effect of qTSN on panicle size and flag leaf area of the main tiller was confirmed. More precisely, it could be shown that qTSN increased leaf area and internode cross-section, and in some cases of the photosynthetic rate and starch reserves, of the top 3-4 phytomers of the main tiller. This was accompanied by an earlier tillering cessation, that coincided with the initiation of these phytomers, and an enhanced of panicle size on the main tiller. Plant leaf area at flowering was not affected by qTSN but fertile tiller number was reduced to an extent that depended on the environment. Accordingly, plant grain production was enhanced by qTSN only under shading in the greenhouse experiment, where panicle number was not affected and photosynthesis and starch storage in internodes was enhanced. The effect of qTSN on rice phenotype was thus expressed before panicle initiation

  18. The qTSN Positive Effect on Panicle and Flag Leaf Size of Rice is Associated with an Early Down-Regulation of Tillering.

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    Adriani, Dewi E; Lafarge, Tanguy; Dardou, Audrey; Fabro, Aubrey; Clément-Vidal, Anne; Yahya, Sudirman; Dingkuhn, Michael; Luquet, Delphine

    2015-01-01

    The qTSN4 was identified as rice QTL (Quantitative Traits Locus) increasing total spikelet number per panicle and flag leaf area but potentially reducing panicle number depending on the environment. So far, this trade-off was mainly observed at grain maturity and not specifically studied in details, limiting the apprehension of the agronomic interest of qTSN4. This study aimed to understand the effect of qTSN4 and of the environment on panicle sizing, its trade-off with panicle number, and finally plant grain production. It compared two high yielding genotypes to their Near Isogenic Lines (NIL) carrying either QTL qTSN4 or qTSN12, two distinct QTLs contributing to the enlarged panicle size, thereafter designated as qTSN. Traits describing C sink (organ appearance rate, size, biomass) and source (leaf area, photosynthesis, sugar availability) were dynamically characterized along plant and/or panicle development within two trials (greenhouse, field), each comparing two treatments contrasting for plant access to light (with or without shading, high or low planting densities). The positive effect of qTSN on panicle size and flag leaf area of the main tiller was confirmed. More precisely, it could be shown that qTSN increased leaf area and internode cross-section, and in some cases of the photosynthetic rate and starch reserves, of the top 3-4 phytomers of the main tiller. This was accompanied by an earlier tillering cessation, that coincided with the initiation of these phytomers, and an enhanced panicle size on the main tiller. Plant leaf area at flowering was not affected by qTSN but fertile tiller number was reduced to an extent that depended on the environment. Accordingly, plant grain production was enhanced by qTSN only under shading in the greenhouse experiment, where panicle number was not affected and photosynthesis and starch storage in internodes was enhanced. The effect of qTSN on rice phenotype was thus expressed before panicle initiation (PI). Whether

  19. AutoCAD.Net′s Jig Technology in the Pipeline Flag Tagging%AutoCAD .NET 的 Jig 技术在管线扯旗标注中的应用

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    在管线CAD系统中,经常会对管线进行扯旗标注,以用于地图打印、出图等。本文基于AutoCAD提供的.NET类型的API,在管线扯旗标注中采用Jig技术,实现标注过程的动态性交互,标注过程可动态预览。%In the pipeline CAD system, often on the line to the flag tagging, for map printing, etc.In this paper.Based on AutoCAD provided .NET type of API, in the pipeline flag tagging using Jig real -time rendering technology , interactive dynamic realization process of tagging , tagging process dynamic preview .

  20. Academic training: Applied superconductivity

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    LECTURE SERIES 17, 18, 19 January from 11.00 to 12.00 hrs Council Room, Bldg 503 Applied Superconductivity : Theory, superconducting Materials and applications E. PALMIERI/INFN, Padova, Italy When hearing about persistent currents recirculating for several years in a superconducting loop without any appreciable decay, one realizes that we are dealing with a phenomenon which in nature is the closest known to the perpetual motion. Zero resistivity and perfect diamagnetism in Mercury at 4.2 K, the breakthrough during 75 years of several hundreds of superconducting materials, the revolution of the "liquid Nitrogen superconductivity"; the discovery of still a binary compound becoming superconducting at 40 K and the subsequent re-exploration of the already known superconducting materials: Nature discloses drop by drop its intimate secrets and nobody can exclude that the last final surprise must still come. After an overview of phenomenology and basic theory of superconductivity, the lectures for this a...

  1. Applied hydraulic transients

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    Chaudhry, M Hanif

    2014-01-01

    This book covers hydraulic transients in a comprehensive and systematic manner from introduction to advanced level and presents various methods of analysis for computer solution. The field of application of the book is very broad and diverse and covers areas such as hydroelectric projects, pumped storage schemes, water-supply systems, cooling-water systems, oil pipelines and industrial piping systems. Strong emphasis is given to practical applications, including several case studies, problems of applied nature, and design criteria. This will help design engineers and introduce students to real-life projects. This book also: ·         Presents modern methods of analysis suitable for computer analysis, such as the method of characteristics, explicit and implicit finite-difference methods and matrix methods ·         Includes case studies of actual projects ·         Provides extensive and complete treatment of governed hydraulic turbines ·         Presents design charts, desi...

  2. Essays in applied microeconomics

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    Wang, Xiaoting

    In this dissertation I use Microeconomic theory to study firms' behavior. Chapter One introduces the motivations and main findings of this dissertation. Chapter Two studies the issue of information provision through advertisement when markets are segmented and consumers' price information is incomplete. Firms compete in prices and advertising strategies for consumers with transportation costs. High advertising costs contribute to market segmentation. Low advertising costs promote price competition among firms and improves consumer welfare. Chapter Three also investigates market power as a result of consumers' switching costs. A potential entrant can offer a new product bundled with an existing product to compensate consumers for their switching cost. If the primary market is competitive, bundling simply plays the role of price discrimination, and it does not dominate unbundled sales in the process of entry. If the entrant has market power in the primary market, then bundling also plays the role of leveraging market power and it dominates unbundled sales. The market for electric power generation has been opened to competition in recent years. Chapter Four looks at issues involved in the deregulated electricity market. By comparing the performance of the competitive market with the social optimum, we identify the conditions under which market equilibrium generates socially efficient levels of electric power. Chapter Two to Four investigate the strategic behavior among firms. Chapter Five studies the interaction between firms and unemployed workers in a frictional labor market. We set up an asymmetric job auction model, where two types of workers apply for two types of job openings by bidding in auctions and firms hire the applicant offering them the most profits. The job auction model internalizes the determination of the share of surplus from a match, therefore endogenously generates incentives for an efficient division of the matching surplus. Microeconomic

  3. Applied large eddy simulation.

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    Tucker, Paul G; Lardeau, Sylvain

    2009-07-28

    Large eddy simulation (LES) is now seen more and more as a viable alternative to current industrial practice, usually based on problem-specific Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) methods. Access to detailed flow physics is attractive to industry, especially in an environment in which computer modelling is bound to play an ever increasing role. However, the improvement in accuracy and flow detail has substantial cost. This has so far prevented wider industrial use of LES. The purpose of the applied LES discussion meeting was to address questions regarding what is achievable and what is not, given the current technology and knowledge, for an industrial practitioner who is interested in using LES. The use of LES was explored in an application-centred context between diverse fields. The general flow-governing equation form was explored along with various LES models. The errors occurring in LES were analysed. Also, the hybridization of RANS and LES was considered. The importance of modelling relative to boundary conditions, problem definition and other more mundane aspects were examined. It was to an extent concluded that for LES to make most rapid industrial impact, pragmatic hybrid use of LES, implicit LES and RANS elements will probably be needed. Added to this further, highly industrial sector model parametrizations will be required with clear thought on the key target design parameter(s). The combination of good numerical modelling expertise, a sound understanding of turbulence, along with artistry, pragmatism and the use of recent developments in computer science should dramatically add impetus to the industrial uptake of LES. In the light of the numerous technical challenges that remain it appears that for some time to come LES will have echoes of the high levels of technical knowledge required for safe use of RANS but with much greater fidelity. PMID:19531503

  4. Optimisasi Pemilihan Supplier Susu Murni untuk Produksi Susu Kental Manis dan Ready To Drink (Studi Kasus di PT. Frisian Flag Indonesia

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    Wibowo Setio Laksono

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Fresh milk is the raw material in milk processing industries. In fact, the amount of fresh milk tend to decrease every year. PT Frisian Flag Indonesia (FFI is one of Milk Processing Industries in Indonesia. FFI has 18 fresh milk suppliers which locate in DKI Jakarta, West Java, Central Java and East Java. This scarcity of fresh milk will affect the continuity of production in FFI. The high demands of sweetened condensed milk (SCM and ready to drink (RTD products constrain FFI to be selective in choosing suppliers. Due to limited amount of fresh milk supplies, optimization of fresh milk supplies needs to be carried out in order to maintain the business. It was expected that linear programming model could provide an overview of fresh milk allocation from each supplier, therefore the amount of supplier could be maintained. The results showed that FFI required only 14 out of 18 existing suppliers for producing SCM and RTD. FFI needed 30.6 billion rupiah of 31 billion rupiah for allocating fresh milk supplies budget. Post optimal analysis using the sensitivity analysis, we can see the changes in the amount of supply cost, fresh milk supplies, demand level and budget cost to get know about the permitted changes but did not affect the optimal value obtained.

  5. Genetic control and combining ability of flag leaf area and relative water content traits of bread wheat cultivars under drought stress condition

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    Golparvar Ahmad Reza

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available In order to compare mode of inheritance, combining ability, heterosis and gene action in genetic control of traits flag leaf area, relative water content and grain filling rate of bread wheat under drought stress, a study was conducted on 8 cultivars using of Griffing’s method2 in fixed model. Mean square of general combining ability was significant also for all traits and mean square of specific combining ability was significant also for all traits except relative water content of leaf which show importance of both additive and dominant effects of genes in heredity of these traits under stress. GCA to SCA mean square ratio was significant for none of traits. Results of this study showed that non additive effects of genes were more important than additive effect for all traits. According to results we can understand that genetic improvement of mentioned traits will have low genetic efficiency by selection from the best crosses of early generations. Then it is better to delay selection until advanced generations and increase in heritability of these traits.

  6. Planting Flags on the Tide: Sovereignty, Containment, and Conflict Resolution in the East and South China Seas

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    Full Text Available The rise of China’s economic and military power is transforming global politics while U.S. strategic interests are re-balancing toward Asia. Meanwhile, tensions over maritime boundaries and island claims within the region are punctuated by police and military stand-offs in the East and South China Seas. This paper considers the discourse surrounding the dispute over sovereignty in the South China Sea. It also examines the roles international law, multilateralism, and traditional diplomacy play in the conflict, and how it serves as a test case for China’s future diplomacy and traditional norms of non-interference and a peaceful rise. Finally, the paper suggests pathways toward conflict resolution of the immediate disputes, including de-territorialized and de-nationalized ideas of possession when it applies to contested yet uninhabited maritime frontiers.

  7. Essays in applied economics

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    Arano, Kathleen

    Three independent studies in applied economics are presented. The first essay looks at the US natural gas industrial sector and estimates welfare effects associated with the changes in natural gas regulatory policy over the past three decades. Using a disequilibrium model suited to the natural gas industry, welfare transfers and deadweight losses are calculated. Results indicate that deregulation policies, beginning with the NGPA of 1978, have caused the industry to become more responsive to market conditions. Over time, regulated prices converge toward the estimated equilibrium prices. As a result of this convergence, deadweight losses associated with regulation are also diminished. The second essay examines the discounted utility model (DU), the standard model used for intertemporal decision-making. Prior empirical studies challenge the descriptive validity of the model. This essay addresses the four main inconsistencies that have been raised: domain dependence, magnitude effects, time effects, and gain/loss asymmetries. These inconsistencies, however, may be the result of the implicit assumption of linear utility and not a failure of the DU model itself. In order to test this hypothesis, data was collected from in-class surveys of economics classes at Mississippi State University. A random effects model for panel data estimation which accounts for individual specific effects was then used to impute discount rates measured in terms of dollars and utility. All four inconsistencies were found to be present when the dollar measures were used. Using utility measures of the discount rate resolved the inconsistencies in some cases. The third essay brings together two perspectives in the study of religion and economics: modeling religious behavior using economic tools and variables, and modeling economic behavior using religious variables. A system of ordered probit equations is developed to simultaneously model religious activities and economic outcomes. Using data

  8. Applied Ethics in Nowadays Society

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    2013-01-01

    This special issue is dedicated to Nowadays Applied Ethics in Society, and falls in the field of social sciences and humanities, being hosted both theoretical approaches and empirical research in various areas of applied ethics. Applied ethics analyzes of a series of morally concrete situations of social or professional practice in order to make / adopt decisions. In the field of applied ethics are integrated medical ethics, legal ethics, media ethics, professional ethics, environmental ethic...

  9. The Routledge Applied Linguistics Reader

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    Wei, Li, Ed.

    2011-01-01

    "The Routledge Applied Linguistics Reader" is an essential collection of readings for students of Applied Linguistics. Divided into five sections: Language Teaching and Learning, Second Language Acquisition, Applied Linguistics, Identity and Power and Language Use in Professional Contexts, the "Reader" takes a broad interpretation of the subject…

  10. Applied Academics. Applied Mathematics: Drafting. Curriculum Bulletin VE-53.

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    This publication contains the Applied Mathematics Curriculum (Drafting) for grades 11 and 12 for the Cincinnati (Ohio) Public Schools. The curriculum is part of a larger program (the Applied Academics Program), which emphasizes the integration of mathematics and the language arts with vocational content. Included in the document is a description…

  11. A Review of Applied Mathematics

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    2015-01-01

    Applied Mahtematics is a subject which deals with problmes arising inthe physical, life, and social sciences as well as in engineering and provides a broad body of knowledge for use in a wide spectrum of research and insdustry. Applied Mathematics is an important school subject which builds students' mathematical and problem solving skills. The subject has remained on the periphery of school time-tables and, without the commitment and enthusiasm of Applied Maths teachers, would likely be omit...

  12. Applied Ethics in Nowadays Society

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    Full Text Available This special issue is dedicated to Nowadays Applied Ethics in Society, and falls in the field of social sciences and humanities, being hosted both theoretical approaches and empirical research in various areas of applied ethics. Applied ethics analyzes of a series of morally concrete situations of social or professional practice in order to make / adopt decisions. In the field of applied ethics are integrated medical ethics, legal ethics, media ethics, professional ethics, environmental ethics, business ethics etc. Classification-JEL: A23

  13. Refuge-seeking impairments mirror metabolic recovery following fisheries-related stressors in the Spanish flag snapper (Lutjanus carponotatus) on the Great Barrier Reef.

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    Cooke, Steven J; Messmer, Vanessa; Tobin, Andrew J; Pratchett, Morgan S; Clark, Timothy D

    2014-01-01

    Fisheries and marine park management strategies for large predatory reef fish can mean that a large proportion of captured fish are released. Despite being released, these fish may experience high mortality while they traverse the water column to locate suitable refuge to avoid predators, all the while recovering from the stress of capture. The predatory reef fish Spanish flag snapper (Lutjanus carponotatus) is frequently released because of a minimum-size or bag limit or by fishers targeting more desirable species. Using L. carponotatus as a model, we tested whether simulated fishing stress (exercise and air exposure) resulted in impairments in reflexes (e.g., response to stimuli) and the ability to identify and use refuge in a laboratory arena and whether any impairments were associated with blood physiology or metabolic recovery. Control fish were consistently responsive to reflex tests and rapidly located and entered refugia in the arena within seconds. Conversely, treatment fish (exhausted and air exposed) were unresponsive to stimuli, took longer to search for refugia, and were more apprehensive to enter the refuge once it was located. Consequently, treatment fish took more than 70 times longer than control fish to enter the coral refuge (26.12 vs. 0.36 min, respectively). The finding that fish exposed to stress were hesitant to use refugia suggests that there was likely cognitive, visual, and/or physiological impairment. Blood lactate, glucose, and hematocrit measures were perturbed at 15 and 30 min after the stressor, relative to controls. However, measurements of oxygen consumption rate revealed that about 50% of metabolic recovery occurred within 30 min after the stressor, coinciding with apparent cognitive/visual/physiological recovery. Recovering the treatment fish in aerated, flow-through chambers for 30 min before introduction to the behavioral arena restored reflexes, and "recovered" fish behaved more similarly to controls. Therefore, we suggest that

  14. Silica detection in the flag leaf of wheatDetecção de sílica em folha bandeira de trigo

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    Édison Miglioranza

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Silicon is considered a beneficial element to plants and may increase productivity and health of many crops. In plants, silicon accumulates mainly in the areas of maximum transpiration. This study aimed to investigate and compare silicon accumulation in flag leaves of different genotypes of wheat (Triticum aestivum with the aid of scanning electron microscopy (SEM. The experiment was conducted in the field during the growing season 2010, eight wheat genotypes (BRS 208, RPI 85, BRS Pardela, BRS 210, RPI 130, CD 104, BRS 220 and WT 07106 lineage were used. Three months after sowing, the samples were collected from the leaves to perform the silicon analysis by SEM and energy dispersive X-ray (EDS. All genotypes accumulated silica bodies in their leaf epidermis, the bodies had a rounded shape and were deposited differently from one genotype to another.O silício é considerado um elemento benéfico às plantas, podendo trazer incrementos na produtividade e sanidade de diversas culturas. Nos vegetais, acumula-se principalmente nas áreas de máxima transpiração. Este trabalho teve por objetivo comparar o acúmulo de silício nas folhas bandeira de diferentes genótipos de trigo (Triticum aestivum L., com o auxílio da Microscopia Eletrônica de Varredura (MEV. O experimento foi conduzido a campo, durante o ano agrícola de 2010, aonde foram utilizados oito genótipos de trigo (cultivares BRS 208, IPR 85, BRS Pardela, BRS 210, IPR 130, CD 104, BRS 220 e a linhagem WT 07106. Aos três meses após o plantio, retiraram-se amostras das folhas para a análise de silício em MEV e espectroscopia de energia dispersiva de raios-X (EDS. Todos os genótipos avaliados acumularam corpos silicosos em suas epidermes foliares, sendo que esses corpos apresentaram formato arredondado e deposição diferenciada entre os diversos genótipos.

  15. Applied probability and stochastic processes

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    Sumita, Ushio

    1999-01-01

    Applied Probability and Stochastic Processes is an edited work written in honor of Julien Keilson. This volume has attracted a host of scholars in applied probability, who have made major contributions to the field, and have written survey and state-of-the-art papers on a variety of applied probability topics, including, but not limited to: perturbation method, time reversible Markov chains, Poisson processes, Brownian techniques, Bayesian probability, optimal quality control, Markov decision processes, random matrices, queueing theory and a variety of applications of stochastic processes. The book has a mixture of theoretical, algorithmic, and application chapters providing examples of the cutting-edge work that Professor Keilson has done or influenced over the course of his highly-productive and energetic career in applied probability and stochastic processes. The book will be of interest to academic researchers, students, and industrial practitioners who seek to use the mathematics of applied probability i...

  16. Distributed computing applied applied to the identification of new drugs

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    Isea, Raul; Mayo, Rafael

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    This work emphasizes the assets of implementing the distributed computing for the intensive use in computational science devoted to the search of new medicines that could be applied in public healthy problems.

  17. Flagging Economy Propels Financial Education

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    Manzo, Kathleen Kennedy

    2008-01-01

    On the same day President Bush signed a $150 billion economic-stimulus package in an attempt to head off a recession and offset a crisis in the home-mortgage market, a group of financial experts and educators met a few blocks from the White House to craft a plan for better preparing Americans, young and old, to manage their money. Financial…

  18. Conversation Analysis in Applied Linguistics

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    Kasper, Gabriele; Wagner, Johannes

    2014-01-01

    For the last decade, conversation analysis (CA) has increasingly contributed to several established fields in applied linguistics. In this article, we will discuss its methodological contributions. The article distinguishes between basic and applied CA. Basic CA is a sociological endeavor concerned...... been driven by applied work. After laying out CA's standard practices of data treatment and analysis, this article takes up the role of comparison as a fundamental analytical strategy and reviews recent developments into cross-linguistic and cross-cultural directions. The remaining article focuses...... on learning and development. In conclusion, we address some emerging themes in the relationship of CA and applied linguistics, including the role of multilingualism, standard social science methods as research objects, CA's potential for direct social intervention, and increasing efforts to complement CA...

  19. Shock Thermodynamic Applied Research Facility

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The Shock Thermodynamic Applied Research Facility (STAR) facility, within Sandia’s Solid Dynamic Physics Department, is one of a few institutions in the world with...

  20. Women in applied behavior analysis

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    McSweeney, Frances K.; Donahoe, Patricia; Swindell, Samantha

    2000-01-01

    The status of women in applied behavior analysis was examined by comparing the participation of women in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (JABA) to their participation in three similar journals. For all journals, the percentage of articles with at least one female author, the percentage of authors who are female, and the percentage of articles with a female first author increased from 1978 to 1997. Participation by women in JABA was equal to or greater than participation by women in t...

  1. Applied statistical inference with MINITAB

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    Lesik, Sally

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    Through clear, step-by-step mathematical calculations, Applied Statistical Inference with MINITAB enables students to gain a solid understanding of how to apply statistical techniques using a statistical software program. It focuses on the concepts of confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, validating model assumptions, and power analysis.Illustrates the techniques and methods using MINITABAfter introducing some common terminology, the author explains how to create simple graphs using MINITAB and how to calculate descriptive statistics using both traditional hand computations and MINITAB. Sh

  2. Chronic toxicity test with sea urchin Echinometra lucunter and Lytechinus variegatus (Echinodermata: Echinoidea, exposed to light-stick - flag paternoster used for longline surface fishing

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    Full Text Available In this work, the chronic toxicity of a mixture of light-stick chemicals and water was tested. The light-stick is used in fishery activities to catch swordfish. The tubes were collected on the beaches of the Costa dos Coqueiros - BA, Brazil, in the period from 14th to 31st July 2007. The method used was a short chronic toxicity test where embryos of the sea urchins Echinometra lucunter and Lytechinus variegatus were exposed to a stock solution consisting of the supernatant formed from a mixture of sea water and the orange-colored light-stick chemical. After a preliminary test, concentrations defined were 0.002, 0.003, 0.01, 0.02, 0.1, 1.0% of stock solution. The final test ran for 36 hours for E. Lucunter and 24 hours for L. variegatus with 4 replicates for each concentration. The value of EC50 - 36h was 0.062% with confidence limits ranging from 0.042 to 0.079% and the EC50 - 24h was 0.011% with confidence limits ranging from 0.009 to 0.014%, i.e., the chemical mix present in the light-stick is potentially toxic. So, as these flags are commonly used for fishing there is potential danger in their disposal in the open ocean.O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a toxicidade crônica da água do mar em contato com o líquido contido no light-stick, sinalizador utilizado em pesca de espinhel de superfície para a captura de espadarte. Os tubos foram coletados nas praias da Costa dos Coqueiros - BA, no período de 14 a 31 de Julho de 2007. O método utilizado para a verificação da toxicidade crônica foi o teste de curta duração com embriões de ouriço-do-mar Echinometra lucunter e Lytechinus variegatus, os ensaios foram realizados com solução estoque que consiste do sobrenadante formado a partir de uma mistura de água do mar com o líquido do sinalizador de coloração laranja. Após um teste preliminar as concentrações definidas foram 0.002; 0.003; 0.01; 0.02; 0.1; 1.0%. O teste definitivo teve duração de 36 horas para E. lucunter e 24

  3. Applied medical statistics using SAS

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    Der, Geoff

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    ""Each chapter in the book is well laid out, contains examples with SAS code, and ends with a concise summary. The chapters in the book contain the right level of information to use SAS to apply different statistical methods. … a good overview of how to apply in SAS 9.3 the many possible statistical analysis methods.""-Caroline Kennedy, Takeda Development Centre Europe Ltd., Statistical Methods for Medical Research, 2015""… a well-organized and thorough exploration of broad coverage in medical statistics. The book is an excellent reference of statistical methods

  4. Applied mathematics reviews, v.1

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    Applied mathematics connects the mathematical theory to the reality by solving real world problems and shows the power of the science of mathematics, greatly improving our lives. Therefore it plays a very active and central role in the scientific world.This volume contains 14 high quality survey articles - incorporating original results and describing the main research activities of contemporary applied mathematics - written by top people in the field. The articles have been written in review style, so that the researcher can have a quick and thorough view of what is happening in the main subf

  5. Applied analysis and differential equations

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    This volume contains refereed research articles written by experts in the field of applied analysis, differential equations and related topics. Well-known leading mathematicians worldwide and prominent young scientists cover a diverse range of topics, including the most exciting recent developments. A broad range of topics of recent interest are treated: existence, uniqueness, viability, asymptotic stability, viscosity solutions, controllability and numerical analysis for ODE, PDE and stochastic equations. The scope of the book is wide, ranging from pure mathematics to various applied fields such as classical mechanics, biomedicine, and population dynamics.

  6. Applying and extending Oracle Spatial

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    This book is an advanced practical guide to applying and extending Oracle Spatial.This book is for existing users of Oracle and Oracle Spatial who have, at a minimum, basic operational experience of using Oracle or an equivalent database. Advanced skills are not required.

  7. Toward an Applied Administrative Science.

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    Dunbar, Roger L. M.

    1983-01-01

    A study of 65 articles from the 1981 volumes of "Administrative Science Quarterly" and "Harvard Business Review," using smallest space analysis, found that the few studies adopting subjective (instead of objective) approaches to analyzing organizational change were most likely to provide a basis for an applied administrative science. (Author/RW)

  8. SEM in applied marketing research

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    Sørensen, Bjarne Taulo; Tudoran, Ana Alina

    In this paper we discuss two SEM approaches: an exploratory structural equation modelling based on a more liberalised and inductive philosophy versus the classical SEM based on the traditional hypothetical-deductive approach. We apply these two modelling techniques to data from a consumer survey ...

  9. Applied Linguistics Research on Asianness

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    Kobayashi, Yoko

    2011-01-01

    As China is increasingly occupying the world's attention, its explosively expanding economical and political clout has also been felt in the applied linguistics domain, with the discussion on China's/Chinese language issues growing by leaps and bounds (e.g. China's English education policies, Chinese language classes in the West). Amid the world's…

  10. 腰旗橄榄球对大学生身体自尊的影响研究%Study of Impact on College Students Physical Self-Esteemby Flag Football

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    陈云飞; 邵倩

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    Physical self-esteem is refers to the individual to the body all aspects of the self assessment, in the field of exercise psychology,study on physical self-esteem is the basis and hot spots of all studies .This paper studies the flag football in the school physical education activities, through the 98 students of Zhejiang Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering for a period of 18 weeks of teaching experiment, the results are as follows:(1)Flag football teaching improve college students physical self-esteem, there were significant differences in physical self-worth, sports competence and attractive body;(2)Flag football enhance the level of individual movement of students who participate and objectively improve the students physical self-esteem.%身体自尊是指个体对身体各方面的自我评价,在锻炼心理学领域,对身体自尊的探讨是所有研究的基础和热点,该文的研究将腰旗橄榄球作为教学手段,通过对浙江机电职业技术学院98位学生为期18周的教学对照实验,分析其对大学生身体自尊的影响。研究结果如下:(1)腰旗橄榄球的教学提高了大学生的身体自尊水平,学生在身体自我价值、运动能力、身体吸引3个方面有显著性差异;(2)大学生参与腰旗橄榄球改善了个人运动表现,客观上能提高学生身体自尊水平。

  11. Modern applied U-statistics

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    Kowalski, Jeanne

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    A timely and applied approach to the newly discovered methods and applications of U-statisticsBuilt on years of collaborative research and academic experience, Modern Applied U-Statistics successfully presents a thorough introduction to the theory of U-statistics using in-depth examples and applications that address contemporary areas of study including biomedical and psychosocial research. Utilizing a "learn by example" approach, this book provides an accessible, yet in-depth, treatment of U-statistics, as well as addresses key concepts in asymptotic theory by integrating translational and cross-disciplinary research.The authors begin with an introduction of the essential and theoretical foundations of U-statistics such as the notion of convergence in probability and distribution, basic convergence results, stochastic Os, inference theory, generalized estimating equations, as well as the definition and asymptotic properties of U-statistics. With an emphasis on nonparametric applications when and where applic...

  12. Applied survival analysis using R

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    Moore, Dirk F

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    Applied Survival Analysis Using R covers the main principles of survival analysis, gives examples of how it is applied, and teaches how to put those principles to use to analyze data using R as a vehicle. Survival data, where the primary outcome is time to a specific event, arise in many areas of biomedical research, including clinical trials, epidemiological studies, and studies of animals. Many survival methods are extensions of techniques used in linear regression and categorical data, while other aspects of this field are unique to survival data. This text employs numerous actual examples to illustrate survival curve estimation, comparison of survivals of different groups, proper accounting for censoring and truncation, model variable selection, and residual analysis. Because explaining survival analysis requires more advanced mathematics than many other statistical topics, this book is organized with basic concepts and most frequently used procedures covered in earlier chapters, with more advanced topics...

  13. The MRC Applied Psychology Unit

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    This transcript considers the origins and impact of the MRC Applied Psychology Unit’s work from 1944 to 1998. Psychologists, clinicians, and industrial, ergonomic and occupational psychologists discuss the evolution of work from quite narrow postwar industrial and military concerns to more recent applications in, for example, ageing, dyslexia, depression, form design, information and semantics. Those who contributed included Professor Alan Baddeley, Dr Philip Barnard, Dr Ivan Brown, Professor...

  14. Geostatistics applied to uranium mineral

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    The concepts of geostatistics are particularly introduced in the field of regionalized variables theory in order to apply them to the reserves estimation problem, since through this theory we can study the structural characteristics of the variable under consideration. So, before the starting of mine works we might suggest the geostatistic study of the deposit, in order to obtain an estimation of the reserves. Finally, a geostatistic study of the sedimentary type uranium deposit, called ''La Coma'', is realized

  15. Three essays on applied economics

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    This thesis focuses on the application of empirical research methods to different economic topics. The first chapter examines production effects of subsidies with different characteristics. The second chapter evaluates the impact of an oldage pension program on the welfare of the recipient’s family members. The third chapter applies an income inequality model to study the influence of differences in citation practices across scientific fields on the overall citation inequality. ...

  16. Applied Estimation of Mobile Environments

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    Weekly, Kevin Pu

    2014-01-01

    For many research problems, controlling and estimating the position of the mobile elements within an environment is desired. Realistic mobile environments are unstructured, but share a set of common features, such as position, speed, and constraints on mobility. To estimate within these real-world environments requires careful selection of the best-suited estimation tools and software and hardware technologies. This dissertation discusses the design and implementation of applied estimation...

  17. Three Essays on Applied Microeconomics

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    In these essays, I study the following three topics in Applied Microeconomics using datasets of China: (1) The impact of political movements in the first thirty years of People's Republic of China on the intergenerational and multigenerational transmission of education; (2) The relationship between health insurance and households' consumption; (3) The effect of health insurance on out-of-pocket medical expenditures. The first chapter investigates the effect of family class origin on education...

  18. Photosynthesis of the Flag Leaf Blade and Its Sheath in High-yielding Hybrid Rice 'Liangyoupeijiu'%高产杂交稻'两优培九'剑叶及其叶鞘的光合作用

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    郭兆武; 李合松; 王若仲; 萧浪涛

    2007-01-01

    Using high-yielding hybrid rice 'Liangyoupeijiu'(LYP9)and hybrid rice'Shanyou 63'(SY63)as the experimental materials and using14C radio-autography,the photosynthetic capacities and distribution of photosynthates in flag leaf blades and sheaths of LYP9 were studied.The results showed that net photosynthetic rates(Pn)of the flag leaf blades and sheaths of LYP9 were much higher than those of SY63;the light transmissivity rates(LT)measured at the medium height of the flag leaf sheaths and the penultimate leaf sheaths were also significantly higher than those of SY63.The incipient activities,total activities and activation percentages ofRubisco in the flag leafblade and sheath of LYP9 were all higher than those of SY63.The photosynthate transport rate in the sheaths of LYP9,and the quantity of photosynthate transported to the spikes and transformed to economic yield of LYP9 were all higher than those of SY63.The photosynthates produced by the sheaths were mainly transported to spike to make a certain contribution(about 15%)to yield.%以高产杂交稻'两优培九'(LYP9)和杂交稻'汕优63'(SY63)为研究材料,用14C同位素示踪等技术,研究了剑叶的叶片与叶鞘的光合作用与光合产物向叶鞘的分配.结果表明,'两优培九'剑叶及其叶鞘的净光合速率的均值均高于'汕优63';剑叶叶鞘中部群体内透光率均值、倒二叶叶鞘中部群体内的透光率均值高于'汕优63';剑叶及其叶鞘的Rubisco初始羧化活性均值、总羧化活性均值和活化率均值都高于'汕优63',其差异大多数时期达显著水平.'两优培九'叶鞘光合产物的输出比'汕优63'快,其叶鞘光合产物输送到穗部的量即转化为经济产量的量比'汕优63'高.'两优培九'叶鞘的光合产物主要输送到穗等部位,对产量有一定的(约为15%)贡献.

  19. Matrix methods applied linear algebra

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    2008-01-01

    Matrix Methods: Applied Linear Algebra, 3e, as a textbook, provides a unique and comprehensive balance between the theory and computation of matrices. The application of matrices is not just for mathematicians. The use by other disciplines has grown dramatically over the years in response to the rapid changes in technology. Matrix methods is the essence of linear algebra and is what is used to help physical scientists; chemists, physicists, engineers, statisticians, and economists solve real world problems.* Applications like Markov chains, graph theory and Leontief Models are placed i

  20. Statistical tests applied in tourism

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    Full Text Available Being given the conditions of an ever increasing competition between the offerers of touristic products at internal and international level, an important factor is represented by the formation of stable customers who should also ensure the promotion of the touristic product among the possible clients on different markets. This supposes the achievement of some high quality touristic services which should generate favorable and long-lasting impressions. The paper is meant to build an analysis model of the data resulted from sounding research based by applying statistical tests.

  1. Applying quantum principles to psychology

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    This article starts out with a detailed example illustrating the utility of applying quantum probability to psychology. Then it describes several alternative mathematical methods for mapping fundamental quantum concepts (such as state preparation, measurement, state evolution) to fundamental psychological concepts (such as stimulus, response, information processing). For state preparation, we consider both pure states and densities with mixtures. For measurement, we consider projective measurements and positive operator valued measurements. The advantages and disadvantages of each method with respect to applications in psychology are discussed. (paper)

  2. Epidemiology applied to health physics

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    The technical program of the mid-year meeting of the Health Physics Society, entitled Epidemiology Applied to Health physics, was developed to meet three objectives: (1) give health physicists a deeper understanding of the basics of epidemiological methods and their use in developing standards, regulations, and criteria and in risk assessment; (2) present current reports on recently completed or on-going epidemiology studies; and (3) encourage greater interaction between the health physics and epidemiology disciplines. Included are studies relating methods in epidemiology to radiation protection standards, risk assessment from exposure to bone-seekers, from occupational exposures in mines, mills and nuclear facilities, and from radioactivity in building materials

  3. Workshop applied antineutrino physics 2007

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    The 'Applied Antineutrino Physics 2007' workshop is the fourth international meeting devoted to the opening of the neutrino physics to more applied fields, such as geophysics and geochemistry, nuclear industry, as well as the nonproliferation. This meeting highlights the world efforts already engaged to exploit the single characteristics of the neutrinos for the control of the production of plutonium in the civil nuclear power reactor. The potential industrial application of the measurement of the thermal power of the nuclear plants by the neutrinos is also approached. earth neutrinos were for the first time highlighted in 2002 by the KamLAND experiment. Several international efforts are currently underway to use earth neutrinos to reveal the interior of the Earth. This meeting is an opportunity to adapt the efforts of detection to the real needs of geophysicists and geochemists (sources of radiogenic heat, potassium in the court, feathers.) Finally more futuristic topics such as the detection of nuclear explosions, of low powers, are also discussed. This document gathers only the slides of the presentations

  4. Workshop applied antineutrino physics 2007

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    Akiri, T.; Andrieu, B.; Anjos, J.; Argyriades, J.; Barouch, G.; Bernstein, A.; Bersillon, O.; Besida, O.; Bowden, N.; Cabrera, A.; Calmet, D.; Collar, J.; Cribier, M.; Kerret, H. de; Meijer, R. de; Dudziak, F.; Enomoto, S.; Fallot, M.; Fioni, G.; Fiorentini, G.; Gale, Ph.; Georgadze, A.; Giot, L.; Gonin, M.; Guillon, B.; Henson, C.; Jonkmans, G.; Kanamaru, S.; Kawasaki, T.; Kornoukhov, V.; Lasserre, Th.; Learned, J.G.; Lefebvre, J.; Letourneau, A.; Lhillier, D.; Lindner, M.; Lund, J.; Mantovani, F.; Mcdonough, B.; Mention, G.; Monteith, A.; Motta, D.; Mueller, Th.; Oberauer, L.; Obolensky, M.; Odrzywolek, A.; Petcov, S.; Porta, A.; Queval, R.; Reinhold, B.; Reyna, D.; Ridikas, D.; Sadler, L.; Schoenert, St.; Sida, J.L.; Sinev, V.; Suekane, F.; Suvorov, Y.; Svoboda, R.; Tang, A.; Tolich, N.; Tolich, K.; Vanka, S.; Vignaud, D.; Volpe, Ch.; Wong, H

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    The 'Applied Antineutrino Physics 2007' workshop is the fourth international meeting devoted to the opening of the neutrino physics to more applied fields, such as geophysics and geochemistry, nuclear industry, as well as the nonproliferation. This meeting highlights the world efforts already engaged to exploit the single characteristics of the neutrinos for the control of the production of plutonium in the civil nuclear power reactor. The potential industrial application of the measurement of the thermal power of the nuclear plants by the neutrinos is also approached. earth neutrinos were for the first time highlighted in 2002 by the KamLAND experiment. Several international efforts are currently underway to use earth neutrinos to reveal the interior of the Earth. This meeting is an opportunity to adapt the efforts of detection to the real needs of geophysicists and geochemists (sources of radiogenic heat, potassium in the court, feathers.) Finally more futuristic topics such as the detection of nuclear explosions, of low powers, are also discussed. This document gathers only the slides of the presentations.

  5. Taxonomic Evidence Applying Intelligent Information Taxonomic Evidence Applying Intelligent Information

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    Full Text Available The Numeric Taxonomy aims to group operational taxonomic units in clusters (OTUs or taxons or taxa, using the denominated structure analysis by means of numeric methods. These clusters that constitute families are the purpose of this series of projects and they emerge of the structural analysis, of their phenotypical characteristic, exhibiting the relationships in terms of grades of similarity of the OTUs, employing tools such as i the Euclidean distance and ii nearest neighbor techniques. Thus taxonomic evidence is gathered so as to quantify the similarity for each pair of OTUs (pair-group method obtained from the basic data matrix and in this way the significant concept of spectrum of the OTUs is introduced, being based the same one on the state of their characters. A new taxonomic criterion is thereby formulated and a new approach to Computational Taxonomy is presented, that has been already employed with reference to Data Mining, when apply of Machine Learning techniques, in particular to the C4.5 algorithms, created by Quinlan, the degree of efficiency achieved by the TDIDT family's algorithms when are generating valid models of the data in classification problems with the Gain of Entropy through Maximum Entropy Principle. The Numeric Taxonomy aims to group operational taxonomic units in clusters (OTUs or taxons or taxa, using the denominated structure analysis by means of numeric methods. These clusters that constitute families are the purpose of this series of projects and they emerge of the structural analysis, of their phenotypical characteristic, exhibiting the relationships in terms of grades of similarity of the OTUs, employing tools such as i the Euclidean distance and ii nearest neighbor techniques. Thus taxonomic evidence is gathered so as to quantify the similarity for each pair of OTUs (pair-group method obtained from the basic data matrix and in this way the significant concept of spectrum of the OTUs is introduced, being based

  6. An Introduction to Applied Biogeography

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    Spellerberg, Ian F.; Sawyer, John W. D.

    1999-03-01

    Biogeography is about the geographical distribution, both past and present, of plants, animals and other organisms. In this undergraduate textbook, Spellerberg and Sawyer bring a modern approach to a developing subject, writing in a lively and sometimes provocative manner. Throughout the text, the authors emphasize the applications of biogeography to conservation management, economic production, environmental assessment, sustainable use of resources, landscape planning, and public health. They discuss applications of island biogeography in conservation, the concept of wildlife corridors, the analysis of biogeographical data, and the role of humans and their cultures in biogeography. The applied approach of this textbook, along with its numerous illustrative examples and figures, make it a unique introduction to the field for many geography, biology and environmental science students.

  7. Radioisotope-applied measuring instruments

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    Fuji Electric developed a new type detector for gamma thickness gauges, inner-mill housing gamma thickness gauges at hot plate mills and tube-wall thickness gauges at hot seamless tube mills. This detector attained much higher gamma counting and much lower drift than our former detectors. We plan to apply this detector to our new type thickness gauges and also renewal of now working thickness gauges at customer's site. In addition, we developed a soil mass measuring instrument for on-line measurement of cutting soil mass in a waste water tube in shield tunneling. This instrument is free from legal control and can be used in every field of civil engineering. (author)

  8. Implementing an Applied Science Program

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    Rickman, Doug; Presson, Joan

    2007-01-01

    The work implied in the NASA Applied Science Program requires a delicate balancing act for the those doing it. At the implementation level there are multiple tensions intrinsic to the program. For example each application of an existing product to a decision support process requires deep knowledge about the data and deep knowledge about the decision making process. It is highly probable no one person has this range of knowledge. Otherwise the decision making process would already be using the data. Therefore, a team is required. But building a team usually requires time, especially across agencies. Yet the program mandates efforts of relatively short duration. Further, those who know the data are scientists, which makes them essential to the program. But scientists are evaluated on their publication record. Anything which diverts a scientist from the research for his next publication is an anathema to him and potential death to their career. Trying to get another agency to use NASA data does not strike most scientists as material inherently suitable for publication. Also, NASA wishes to rapidly implement often substantial changes to another agency's process. For many reasons, such as budget and program constraints, speed is important. But the owner of a decision making process is tightly constrained, usually by law, regulation, organization and custom. Changes when made are slow, cautious, even hesitant, and always done according a process specific to the situation. To manage this work MSFC must balance these and other tensions. Some things we have relatively little control over, such as budget. These we try to handle by structural techniques. For example by insisting all of our people work on multiple projects simultaneously we inherently have diversification of funding for all of our people. In many cases we explicitly use some elements of tension to be productive. For example the need for the scientists to constantly publish is motivation to keep tasks short and

  9. [Basic science and applied science].

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    Pérez-Tamayo, R

    2001-01-01

    A lecture was presented by the author at the Democratic Opinion Forum on Health Teaching and Research, organized by Mexico's National Health Institutes Coordinating Office, at National Cardiology Institute "Ignacio Chavez", where he presented a critical review of the conventional classification of basic and applied science, as well as his personal view on health science teaching and research. According to the author, "well-conducted science" is that "generating reality-checked knowledge" and "mis-conducted science" is that "unproductive or producing 'just lies' and 'non-fundable'. To support his views, the author reviews utilitarian and pejorative definitions of science, as well as those of committed and pure science, useful and useless science, and practical and esoterical science, as synonyms of applied and basic science. He also asserts that, in Mexico, "this classification has been used in the past to justify federal funding cutbacks to basic science, allegedly because it is not targeted at solving 'national problems' or because it was not relevant to priorities set in a given six-year political administration period". Regarding health education and research, the author asserts that the current academic programs are inefficient and ineffective; his proposal to tackle these problems is to carry out a solid scientific study, conducted by a multidisciplinary team of experts, "to design the scientific researcher curricula from recruitment of intelligent young people to retirement or death". Performance assessment of researchers would not be restricted to publication of papers, since "the quality of scientific work and contribution to the development of science is not reflected by the number of published papers". The English version of this paper is available at: http://www.insp.mx/salud/index.html PMID:11547597

  10. Applied extreme-value statistics

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    1983-05-01

    The statistical theory of extreme values is a well established part of theoretical statistics. Unfortunately, it is seldom part of applied statistics and is infrequently a part of statistical curricula except in advanced studies programs. This has resulted in the impression that it is difficult to understand and not of practical value. In recent environmental and pollution literature, several short articles have appeared with the purpose of documenting all that is necessary for the practical application of extreme value theory to field problems (for example, Roberts, 1979). These articles are so concise that only a statistician can recognise all the subtleties and assumptions necessary for the correct use of the material presented. The intent of this text is to expand upon several recent articles, and to provide the necessary statistical background so that the non-statistician scientist can recognize and extreme value problem when it occurs in his work, be confident in handling simple extreme value problems himself, and know when the problem is statistically beyond his capabilities and requires consultation.

  11. Computer simulations applied in materials

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    This workshop takes stock of the simulation methods applied to nuclear materials and discusses the conditions in which these methods can predict physical results when no experimental data are available. The main topic concerns the radiation effects in oxides and includes also the behaviour of fission products in ceramics, the diffusion and segregation phenomena and the thermodynamical properties under irradiation. This document brings together a report of the previous 2002 workshop and the transparencies of 12 presentations among the 15 given at the workshop: accommodation of uranium and plutonium in pyrochlores; radiation effects in La2Zr2O7 pyrochlores; first principle calculations of defects formation energies in the Y2(Ti,Sn,Zr)2O7 pyrochlore system; an approximate approach to predicting radiation tolerant materials; molecular dynamics study of the structural effects of displacement cascades in UO2; composition defect maps for A3+B3+O3 perovskites; NMR characterization of radiation damaged materials: using simulation to interpret the data; local structure in damaged zircon: a first principle study; simulation studies on SiC; insertion and diffusion of He in 3C-SiC; a review of helium in silica; self-trapped holes in amorphous silicon dioxide: their short-range structure revealed from electron spin resonance and optical measurements and opportunities for inferring intermediate range structure by theoretical modelling. (J.S.)

  12. Applied discrete-time queues

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    Alfa, Attahiru S

    2016-01-01

    This book introduces the theoretical fundamentals for modeling queues in discrete-time, and the basic procedures for developing queuing models in discrete-time. There is a focus on applications in modern telecommunication systems. It presents how most queueing models in discrete-time can be set up as discrete-time Markov chains. Techniques such as matrix-analytic methods (MAM) that can used to analyze the resulting Markov chains are included. This book covers single node systems, tandem system and queueing networks. It shows how queues with time-varying parameters can be analyzed, and illustrates numerical issues associated with computations for the discrete-time queueing systems. Optimal control of queues is also covered. Applied Discrete-Time Queues targets researchers, advanced-level students and analysts in the field of telecommunication networks. It is suitable as a reference book and can also be used as a secondary text book in computer engineering and computer science. Examples and exercises are includ...

  13. Computer simulations applied in materials

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    This workshop takes stock of the simulation methods applied to nuclear materials and discusses the conditions in which these methods can predict physical results when no experimental data are available. The main topic concerns the radiation effects in oxides and includes also the behaviour of fission products in ceramics, the diffusion and segregation phenomena and the thermodynamical properties under irradiation. This document brings together a report of the previous 2002 workshop and the transparencies of 12 presentations among the 15 given at the workshop: accommodation of uranium and plutonium in pyrochlores; radiation effects in La{sub 2}Zr{sub 2}O{sub 7} pyrochlores; first principle calculations of defects formation energies in the Y{sub 2}(Ti,Sn,Zr){sub 2}O{sub 7} pyrochlore system; an approximate approach to predicting radiation tolerant materials; molecular dynamics study of the structural effects of displacement cascades in UO{sub 2}; composition defect maps for A{sup 3+}B{sup 3+}O{sub 3} perovskites; NMR characterization of radiation damaged materials: using simulation to interpret the data; local structure in damaged zircon: a first principle study; simulation studies on SiC; insertion and diffusion of He in 3C-SiC; a review of helium in silica; self-trapped holes in amorphous silicon dioxide: their short-range structure revealed from electron spin resonance and optical measurements and opportunities for inferring intermediate range structure by theoretical modelling. (J.S.)

  14. Applied computation and security systems

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    Saeed, Khalid; Choudhury, Sankhayan; Chaki, Nabendu

    2015-01-01

    This book contains the extended version of the works that have been presented and discussed in the First International Doctoral Symposium on Applied Computation and Security Systems (ACSS 2014) held during April 18-20, 2014 in Kolkata, India. The symposium has been jointly organized by the AGH University of Science & Technology, Cracow, Poland and University of Calcutta, India. The Volume I of this double-volume book contains fourteen high quality book chapters in three different parts. Part 1 is on Pattern Recognition and it presents four chapters. Part 2 is on Imaging and Healthcare Applications contains four more book chapters. The Part 3 of this volume is on Wireless Sensor Networking and it includes as many as six chapters. Volume II of the book has three Parts presenting a total of eleven chapters in it. Part 4 consists of five excellent chapters on Software Engineering ranging from cloud service design to transactional memory. Part 5 in Volume II is on Cryptography with two book...

  15. THE OUTLOOK FOR APPLIED ENTOMOLOGY.

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    1891-01-16

    I have thus touched, gentlemen, upon a few of the many subjects that crowd upon the mind for consideration on an occasion like this, - a few gleanings from a field which is passing rich in promise and possibility. It is a field that some of us have cultivated for many years, and yet have only scratched the surface ; and, if I have ventured to suggest or admonish, it is with the feeling that my own labors in this field are ere long about to end, and that I may not have another occasion. At no time in the history of the world has there, I trow, been gathered together such a body of devoted and capable workers in applied entomology. It marks an era in our calling, and, looking back at the progress of the past fifteen years, we may well ponder the possibilities of the next fifteen. They will be fruitful of grand results in proportion as we persistently and combinedly pursue the yet unsolved problems, and are not tempted to the immediate presentation of separate facts, which are so innumerable and so easily observed that their very wealth becomes an element of weakness. Epoch-making discoveries result only from this power of following up unswervingly any given problem or any fixed ideal. The kerosene emulsion ; the cyclone nozzle ; the history of Phylloxera vastatrix, of Phorodon humuli, of Vedalia cardinalis,- are illustrations in point: and, while we may not expect frequent results as striking or of as wide application as these, there is no end of important problems yet to be solved, and from the solution of which we may look for similar beneficial results. Applied entomology is often considered a sordid pursuit ; but it only becomes so when the object is sordid. When pursued with unselfish enthusiasm born of the love of investigation and the delight in benefiting our fellow-men, it is inspiring ; and there are few pursuits more deservedly so, considering the vast losses to our farmers from insect injury and the pressing need that the distressed husbandman has for

  16. Counterforce applied to prevent spalling

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    The field experiment within CAPS (Counterforce Applied to Prevent Spalling) was initiated to determine if the application of dry bentonite pellets is sufficient to suppress thermally-induced spalling in KBS-3 deposition holes. The experience gained from Aespoe Pillar Stability Experiment, conducted between 2002 and 2006, indicated that spalling could be controlled by the application of a small confining pressure in the deposition holes. The CAPS field experiment that included four pairs of boreholes with a diameter of approximately 0.5 m, was carried out as a series of demonstration experiments in the TASQ-tunnel. The first and second heating tests were performed in open holes, without any confining pressure on the borehole wall and the third and fourth heating tests with a confining pressure created by expanded clay pellets (LECA). The first heating test was initiated at the end of August 2008 and the final test was finished at the end of May 2009. The trials suggest that the small confining pressure offered by the LECA pellets was adequate to control spalling and prevent the formation of a highly conductive zone of fractured rock in the 500-mm-diameter holes. It is recommended that a full-scale test be carried out to assess if the findings are applicable to 1,750-mm-diameter deposition holes. Should the full scale tests support the findings from these initial trials, filling the gap between the bentonite blocks and rock wall with dry bentonite pellets will provide a viable engineered solution for controlling the effects of thermally induced spalling in the KBS-3 deposition holes

  17. Counterforce applied to prevent spalling

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    Glamheden, Rune; Bergkvist, Lars (Golder Associates AB (Sweden)); Faelth, Billy (Clay Technology AB, Lund (Sweden)); Jacobsson, Lars (SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, Boraas (Sweden)); Harrstroem, Johan (Geosigma AB, Uppsala (Sweden)); Berglund, Johan (Vattenfall Power Consultant AB, Stockholm (Sweden))

    2010-04-15

    The field experiment within CAPS (Counterforce Applied to Prevent Spalling) was initiated to determine if the application of dry bentonite pellets is sufficient to suppress thermally-induced spalling in KBS-3 deposition holes. The experience gained from Aespoe Pillar Stability Experiment, conducted between 2002 and 2006, indicated that spalling could be controlled by the application of a small confining pressure in the deposition holes. The CAPS field experiment that included four pairs of boreholes with a diameter of approximately 0.5 m, was carried out as a series of demonstration experiments in the TASQ-tunnel. The first and second heating tests were performed in open holes, without any confining pressure on the borehole wall and the third and fourth heating tests with a confining pressure created by expanded clay pellets (LECA). The first heating test was initiated at the end of August 2008 and the final test was finished at the end of May 2009. The trials suggest that the small confining pressure offered by the LECA pellets was adequate to control spalling and prevent the formation of a highly conductive zone of fractured rock in the 500-mm-diameter holes. It is recommended that a full-scale test be carried out to assess if the findings are applicable to 1,750-mm-diameter deposition holes. Should the full scale tests support the findings from these initial trials, filling the gap between the bentonite blocks and rock wall with dry bentonite pellets will provide a viable engineered solution for controlling the effects of thermally induced spalling in the KBS-3 deposition holes

  18. Distinguishing between applied research and practice

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    James M. Johnston

    1996-01-01

    Behavior-analytic research is often viewed along a basic—applied continuum of research goals and methods. The applied portion of this continuum has evolved in ways that combine applied research and service delivery. Although these two facets of applied behavior analysis should be closely related, more clearly distinguishing between them, particularly in how we conceptualize and conduct applied research, may enhance the continuing development of each. This differentiation may improve the recru...

  19. Applied Psycholinguistics--Amphibian or Phantom?

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    Titone, Renzo

    1975-01-01

    A tentative classification of internal departments of psycholinguistics is suggested and a list of applied fields is presented. Applied psycholinguistics is not seen here to have a right to scientific independence. (SCC)

  20. Applied Parallel Computing Industrial Computation and Optimization

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    Madsen, Kaj; NA NA NA Olesen, Dorte

    Proceedings and the Third International Workshop on Applied Parallel Computing in Industrial Problems and Optimization (PARA96)......Proceedings and the Third International Workshop on Applied Parallel Computing in Industrial Problems and Optimization (PARA96)...

  1. Applied Materials taas investorite huviorbiidis / Erlend Zirk

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    Zirk, Erlend

    2006-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Delovõje Vedomosti 29. nov. lk. 33. Protsessorite tootmisseadmete tootja Applied Materials on pärast 2000. aasta börsikrahhi taas investorite huviorbiiti jõudmas. Diagramm: Applied Materialsi aktsia

  2. The technical drift of applied behavior analysis

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    Hayes, Steven C.; Rincover, Arnold; Solnick, Jay V.

    1980-01-01

    Four dimensions (applied, analytic, general, conceptual) were selected from Baer, Wolf, and Risley's (1968) seminal article on the nature of applied behavior analysis and were monitored throughout the first 10 volumes of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. Each of the experimental articles in Volumes 1 through 6 and the first half of Volumes 7 through 10 was rated on each of these dimensions. The trends showed that applied behavior analysis is becoming a more purely technical effort, wi...

  3. Critical and Alternative Directions in Applied Linguistics

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    Pennycook, Alastair

    2010-01-01

    Critical directions in applied linguistics can be understood in various ways. The term "critical" as it has been used in "critical applied linguistics," "critical discourse analysis," "critical literacy" and so forth, is now embedded as part of applied linguistic work, adding an overt focus on questions of power and inequality to discourse…

  4. Western Perspectives in Applied Linguistics in Africa

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    Makoni, Sinfree; Meinhof, Ulrike H.

    2004-01-01

    The aim of this article is to analyze the nature of the historical and contemporary social contexts within which applied linguistics in Africa emerged, and is currently practiced. The article examines the challenges "local" applied Linguistics in Africa is confronted with as it tries to amplify applied linguistic programs emanating from…

  5. Towards quantitative measures in applied ontology

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    Hoehndorf, Robert; Gkoutos, Georgios V

    2012-01-01

    Applied ontology is a relatively new field which aims to apply theories and methods from diverse disciplines such as philosophy, cognitive science, linguistics and formal logics to perform or improve domain-specific tasks. To support the development of effective research methodologies for applied ontology, we critically discuss the question how its research results should be evaluated. We propose that results in applied ontology must be evaluated within their domain of application, based on some ontology-based task within the domain, and discuss quantitative measures which would facilitate the objective evaluation and comparison of research results in applied ontology.

  6. 浅析时代背景下的美术字及盛行商标--回顾四-八十年代%On the background of the word art design--Review four-eighties popular font flag

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    林曦; 徐玮; 朱丹舟

    2013-01-01

    Four-eighties Chinese society has undergone enormous changes since the founding of our country to the reform and opening up gradually to the world , to the strong development process. By the political, economic, cultural and other aspects of the intervention , inspection Chinese calligraphy and Chinese domestics sign from the founding in 1949 to the 1980s reforms transformation changes. Recalling four-prevalent in the eighties and domestics calligraphed font flag , reflecting the different eras of social change in the context of cultural evolution and commercial intrinsic motivation and specific characteristics . Modern Design with the angle , through discussion to the founding of modern China in the late 1980s, word art manifestations and clients to study the development of Chinese modern art word trajectory . When we look at the age-old freeze on domestic trademark , logo can be observed in the birth of the font domestics With the continuous development presents different characteristics of the times . This phenomenon is also the same strain and economic development , and social and political environment are closely linked . By combining specific background stock font flag on Sheng Xingguo Analysis , from the social and political environment, economic development, cultural and psychological aspects to reveal that between them inextricably linked .%四-八十年代中国社会经历了翻天覆地的变化,自建国至改革开放是我国逐渐走向世界、走向强盛的发展过程。中国美术字的变化孕育在整个时代变迁的环境之中,必然受到时代的影响,美术字成为了一种社会变化的记录,反映了当时的时代特征。回顾四-八十年代所盛行的美术字,将其置入多种社会综合因素交叉的历史环境中,探究美术字从建国到八十年代改革转型的变化,反映出不同时代背景下的社会变化及商业文化演变内在动因与具体特征。商标是商品经济的产物,

  7. Hypo- and hypernatremia results in inaccurate erythrocyte mean corpuscular volume measurement in vitro, when using Sysmex XE 2100

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    Phillipsen, Jens Peter; Madsen, Kirsten Vikkelsø

    2015-01-01

    INTRODUCTION: Automated hematology analyzers dilute patient erythrocytes with an isoosmotic diluent before quantitating the erythrocyte mean cell volume (MCV). However, if patient plasma osmolality differs from the diluent, water will cross the erythrocytes membrane and establish a new equilibrium...

  8. Evaluation of performance including influence by interfering substances of the Innovance D-dimer assay on the Sysmex coagulation analyzer.

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    Park, Seo-Jin; Chi, Hyun-Sook; Chun, Soh Hyun; Jang, Seongsoo; Park, Chan-Jeoung

    2011-01-01

    D-dimer is formed during activation of the coagulation system and is commonly assayed in order to diagnose disseminated intravascular coagulation, deep vein thrombosis, and pulmonary embolism. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay has been validated as the reference method, but it is a time-consuming procedure. The objective of this study was to evaluate a new immunoturbidimetric, particle-enhanced, Innovance(®) D-dimer immunoassay. A total of 129 plasma samples from apparently healthy individuals and 298 samples from patients were collected for linearity, precision, and correlation studies. Testing the precision of low- and high-controls yielded CV values of 2.08% and 1.76%, respectively. The central 95% non-parametric reference interval estimated from healthy controls was 0.093-0.68 mg/L Fibrinogen Equivalent Units (FEU; median, 0.26 mg/L FEU). Comparison analysis yielded acceptable correlation with the STA Liatest(®) D-dimer assay (R(2) = 0.9471). At a cut-off level of FEU, the sensitivity and specificity indices of the Innovance D-dimer assay were 99.7% and 89.1%, respectively. Thus the Innovance D-dimer method showed acceptable precision and linearity, and the assay results showed acceptable correlation with the STA Liatest D-dimer method. The Innovance method was relatively unaffected by potential interfering substances such as bilirubin and hemoglobin. In conclusion, the Innovance D-dimer assay is suitable for monitoring D-dimer concentrations in various clinical conditions and should be useful in clinical laboratories. PMID:21325250

  9. The basic importance of applied behavior analysis

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    Epling, W. Frank; Pierce, W. David

    1986-01-01

    We argue that applied behavior analysis is relevant to basic research. Modification studies, and a broad range of investigations that focus on the precipitating and maintaining conditions of socially significant human behavior, have basic importance. Applied behavior analysis may aid basic researchers in the design of externally valid experiments and thereby enhance the theoretical significance of basic research for understanding human behavior. Applied research with humans, directed at cultu...

  10. Applied behavior analysis and statistical process control?

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    Hopkins, B. L.

    1995-01-01

    This paper examines Pfadt and Wheeler's (1995) suggestions that the methods of statistical process control (SPC) be incorporated into applied behavior analysis. The research strategies of SPC are examined and compared to those of applied behavior analysis. I argue that the statistical methods that are a part of SPC would likely reduce applied behavior analysts' intimate contacts with the problems with which they deal and would, therefore, likely yield poor treatment and research decisions. Ex...

  11. Applied Implications of Reinforcement History Effects

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    Pipkin, Claire St. Peter; Vollmer, Timothy R

    2009-01-01

    Although the influence of reinforcement history is a theoretical focus of behavior analysis, the specific behavioral effects of reinforcement history have received relatively little attention in applied research and practice. We examined the potential effects of reinforcement history by reviewing nonhuman, human operant, and applied research and interpreted the findings in relation to possible applied significance. The focus is on reinforcement history effects in the context of reinforcement ...

  12. Applied linguistics - a science of culture?

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    Benke, Gertraud

    2003-01-01

    In this article, the status of applied linguistics as discipline is questioned and problems of establishing it - and other newly formed scientific enterprises like cultural science - as disciplines are discussed. This discussion is contextualized using the author's own experience as applied linguist working in (the institutional structure of) Austria. Secondly, applied linguistics is presented as complementing cultural science, with both exploring at times the same phenomena albeit under diff...

  13. Right to Left Ventricular Diameter Ratio ≥0.42 is the Warning Flag for Suspecting Atrial Septal Defect in Preschool Children: Age- and Body Surface Area-Related Reference Values Determined by M-Mode Echocardiography.

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    Hashimoto, Ikuo; Watanabe, Kazuhiro; Ichida, Fukiko

    2016-04-01

    It is not always easy to observe and screen atrial septal defects (ASD) using echocardiography. In addition, there are no established echocardiographic reference indices for screening patients with ASDs. We retrospectively reviewed our database and recruited 151 isolated ASD patients and 2769 healthy subjects. In total, 307 echocardiographic studies were performed for ASD patients. Surgical repairs were done in 75 of the ASD patients. The ratio of right to left ventricular end-diastolic dimensions (RVD/LVD), which was determined by M-mode echocardiography, was used as an index of RV dilatation. After obtaining age- and body surface area (BSA)-related RVD/LVD nomograms in healthy subjects, we calculated the z-scores of RVD/LVD for all subjects and obtained the optimal cut-off values to differentiate patients with ASD from healthy subjects. The optimal cut-off values were high in neonates and gradually decreased with an increase in the age and BSA, but were almost constant in children aged >4 years or whose BSA was >0.65 m(2). The cut-off values of RVD/LVD for suspected ASD were ≥0.42 in children aged >4 years or those whose BSA was >0.65 m(2). Those for an ASD operation were ≥0.46 in those whose BSA > 0.65 m(2). The RVD/LVD determined by M-mode echocardiography is a useful index to evaluate RV dilatation in patients with ASDs. The RVD/LVD ≥ 0.42 is the warning flag for suspecting ASD in preschool children and that ≥0.46 may be a clinical important sign to determine ASD operation. PMID:26700967

  14. Perspectives in biotechnology and applied microbiology

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    Alani, D.I.

    1986-01-01

    Upon an invitation from Arab Burea of Education for the Gulf States 'ABEGS', an International Converence on Biotechnology and Applied Microbiology was held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The conference was sponsored by ABEGS and organised through cooperation with Saudi Biological Society (SEBS). The main topics were grouped into sections representing seven themes of Biotechnology and Applied Microbiology-production of microbial proteins; utilization of microorganisms for the production of chemicals; microbial treatment and utilization of waste; continuous culture; application of biotechnology in plant science; applied microbiology and environment and applied microbiology and biotechnology; international cooperation between developed and developing countries.

  15. Anomaly detection for machine learning redshifts applied to SDSS galaxies

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    Hoyle, Ben; Paech, Kerstin; Bonnett, Christopher; Seitz, Stella; Weller, Jochen

    2015-01-01

    We present an analysis of anomaly detection for machine learning redshift estimation. Anomaly detection allows the removal of poor training examples, which can adversely influence redshift estimates. Anomalous training examples may be photometric galaxies with incorrect spectroscopic redshifts, or galaxies with one or more poorly measured photometric quantity. We select 2.5 million 'clean' SDSS DR12 galaxies with reliable spectroscopic redshifts, and 6730 'anomalous' galaxies with spectroscopic redshift measurements which are flagged as unreliable. We contaminate the clean base galaxy sample with galaxies with unreliable redshifts and attempt to recover the contaminating galaxies using the Elliptical Envelope technique. We then train four machine learning architectures for redshift analysis on both the contaminated sample and on the preprocessed 'anomaly-removed' sample and measure redshift statistics on a clean validation sample generated without any preprocessing. We find an improvement on all measured stat...

  16. Applied Indigenous Studies at Northern Arizona University.

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    Trosper, Ronald L.

    2001-01-01

    The Applied Indigenous Studies program at Northern Arizona University aims to prepare American Indian students to assume tribal leadership roles. Its location in the College of Ecosystem Science and Management emphasizes its land-oriented and applied focus. The program's development, core courses, and academic requirements for bachelors degrees…

  17. Applied Behavior Analysis and Statistical Process Control?

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    Hopkins, B. L.

    1995-01-01

    Incorporating statistical process control (SPC) methods into applied behavior analysis is discussed. It is claimed that SPC methods would likely reduce applied behavior analysts' intimate contacts with problems and would likely yield poor treatment and research decisions. Cases and data presented by Pfadt and Wheeler (1995) are cited as examples.…

  18. Applying Psychological Theories to Educational Practice

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    Sternberg, Robert

    2008-01-01

    Two approaches to the application of psychological theories to education might be referred to as domain-general and domain-specific. The domain-general approach seeks a general theory of cognitive and other skills that apply across subject-matter areas. The domain-specific approach seeks to apply specific theories within given domains, such as…

  19. Complexity of Stakeholder Interaction in Applied Research

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    Caroline Pade-Khene; Rebecca Luton; Tarina Jordaan; Sandra Hildbrand; Cecile Gerwel Proches; Andile Sitshaluza; James Dominy; Wonga Ntshinga; Nosipho Moloto

    2013-01-01

    Applied research in complex integrated settings should be recognized as an endeavor that requires transdisciplinary and multisectoral stakeholder interactions. The problems faced in society are quite complex, requiring participation and knowledge from diverse aspects of society, including different disciplines (academia), communities, civil society, and government. Successful applied research relies on nurturing these key stakeholder relationships and interactions. This paper explores the key...

  20. Child Participant Roles in Applied Linguistics Research

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    Pinter, Annamaria

    2014-01-01

    Children's status as research participants in applied linguistics has been largely overlooked even though unique methodological and ethical concerns arise in projects where children, rather than adults, are involved. This article examines the role of children as research participants in applied linguistics and discusses the limitations of…