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  1. Comparison of an automated rapid plasma reagin (RPR) test with the conventional RPR card test in syphilis testing

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    2014-01-01

    Objective We compared the automated non-treponemal reagin (rapid plasma reagin (RPR)) test with the conventional RPR card test for usefulness in clinical applications. Setting A comparative study of laboratory methods using clinical specimens in a single institute. Participants A total of 112 serum samples including 59 Treponema pallidum particle agglutination (TPPA)-positive and 53 TPPA-negative specimens were evaluated. Outcome measures HiSens Auto RPR LTIA (HBI, Anyang, Korea) was compared...

  2. Syphilis serology testing: a comparative study of Abbot Determine, Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR) card test and Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (VDRL) methods.

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    Angue, Yakep; Yauieb, Appolonia; Mola, Glen; Duke, Trevor; Amoa, A B

    2005-01-01

    Blood from 2100 women attending the antenatal clinic of the Port Moresby General Hospital (PMGH) and the 9 Mile urban clinic of Port Moresby was tested for syphili using the laboratory-based Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (VDRL) syphilis serology test and two clinic-based syphilis tests, Abbot Determine and Abbot Syfacard-RR (Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR) card test). The Abbot Determine and the Syfacard-R tests were compared with the VDRL test, the gold standard in this study. The validation test results of Determine versus VDRL were as follows: sensitivity 92.0%; specificity 94.6%; the predictive value of a positive test 42.6%; and the predictive value of a negative test 99.6%. The validation tests for RPR versus VDRL were as follows: sensitivity 56.3% specificity 96.5%; predictive value of a positive test 41.2%; and the predictive value of a negative test 98.1%. The RPR test costs 3.5 kina (about one US dollar) a test, the VDRL less than 1 kina a test whilst the Determine test kit costs about 5 kina a test. When laboratory time, salaries and other supplies are costed the Determine test is expected to cost relatively much less. Our recommendation is that the Determine test be made available in areas of the country where VDRL is unavailable or where logistics do not allow for test results to be available early enough to make a difference to the care of th pregnant woman and her fetus.

  3. Comparison of a new rapid plasma reagin card test with the standard rapid plasma reagin 18-mm circle card test and the venereal disease research laboratory slide test for serodiagnosis of syphilis.

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    1983-01-01

    The rapid plasma reagin (RPR) card test manufactured by Beckman Instruments, Inc., was compared, qualitatively and quantitatively, with the Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (VDRL) slide test and the standard RPR 18-mm circle card tests for the serodiagnosis of syphilis. Sera from 638 individuals were used in this study. Two pilot lots and two production lots of antigen were submitted by Beckman Instruments, Inc., for evaluation. Qualitative agreement among the three RPR card tests was 98....

  4. The solution for RPR over MSTP system

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    Tao, Zhiyong; Yang, JiuMin; Liu, Guohui

    2004-04-01

    The rapid development of the data service has brought great challenge to the traditional telecommunication network. The integrated broadband MAN with large information capability, high subscriber density and multiple sorts of services, is becoming the hot point and competitive focus of the telecommunication field. Resilient packet ring (RPR) is a new metropolitan area network (MAN) technology supporting data transfer among stations interconnected in a dual-ring configuration. Key features of RPR include: Low-delay guaranteed rate, bounded delay committed rate, and best effort service classes; 50 millisecond service restoration following a single station or link failure; Ring capacity reuse downstream of unicast destination (spatial reuse); Weighted fair access to available ring capacity; Point-of-congestion aware flow control (allowing per destination queuing in client). But RPR is belong to layer 2 technology. SDH have already become the dominant optical transport network technology, and it is considered to be one of foundation for the physical layer of the broadband IP network. But SDH is taken as a voice-fit technology. This paper fully make use of RPR & SDH advantages to provide The integrated broadband MAN solution, this is the RPR over MSTP System. The architecture of RPR over MSTP and key technologies of realization of RPR over MSTP node is provided. The main technical specification of RPR over MSTP node is also provided.

  5. 弹性分组环技术(RPR)%Resilient Packet Rings Techniques(RPR)

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    晏力

    2003-01-01

    弹性分组环(RPR)技术是一种基于以太网技术和标记交换技术相结合的,多业务共存的业务特性的新一代城域网解决方案.主要介绍了弹性分组环(RPR)的MAC协议帧结构,探讨了RPR的基本原理、关键技术和光以太网RPR,并对RPR技术在未来通信网中的发展趋势进行了分析.

  6. Rpr- and hid-driven cell death in Drosophila photoreceptors.

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    Hsu, Cheng Da; Adams, Sheila M; O'Tousa, Joseph E

    2002-02-01

    The reaper (rpr) and head involution defective (hid) genes mediate programmed cell death (PCD) during Drosophila development. We show that expression of either rpr or hid under control of a rhodopsin promoter induces rapid cell death of adult photoreceptor cells. Ultrastructural analysis revealed that the dying photoreceptor cells share morphological features with other cells undergoing PCD. The anti-apoptotic baculoviral P35 protein acts downstream of hid activity to suppress the photoreceptor cell death driven by rpr and hid. These results establish that the Drosophila photoreceptors are sensitive to the rpr- and hid-driven cell death pathways.

  7. Analysis and improvement of the MAC shaping mechanism in RPR

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    Li, Jing; Xu, Zhanqi; Yu, Shaohua

    2005-11-01

    Resilient Packet Ring (RPR) specified by IEEE 802.17 is a new standard for Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs). One of RPR's characteristics is that it can support three priorities traffic in a single datapath, i.e., class A, class B and class C, ranging from high priority to low priority, respectively. Different entities such as shaping, scheduling, fairness, topology and protection coordinate to guarantee the Quality of Service (QoS) for different services. Various pieces of the datapath in RPR are tied together through logical queues, thus we investigate the datapath from the view of logical queues in this paper. With a detailed analysis of the MAC shaping mechanism in RPR, we propose some improvement to achieve better transport performance for RPR's three priorities traffic. Simulation results show that our improvement is efficient.

  8. In vitro antimicrobial activity and MIC quality control guidelines of RPR 106972 (RPR 112808/RPR106950): a novel orally administered streptogramin combination. The Quality Control Study Group.

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    Putnam, S D; Jones, R N; Johnson, D M

    1997-07-01

    RPR 106972 is a novel oral streptogramin combination with reported therapeutic potency against Gram-positive and certain respiratory tract pathogens. MICs for RPR 106972, quinupristin/dalfopristin, and seven comparison drugs were determined by the reference methods against 337 strains selected to define spectrum and potency. RPR 106972 demonstrated antimicrobial activity against oxacillin-susceptible and -resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MIC ranges of 0.12 to 2 micrograms/ml and 0.5 to 2 micrograms/ml, respectively), and coagulase-negative staphylococci were also inhibited by RPR 106972 (MIC90, RPR 106972 was highly active with MIC results at RPR 106972 inhibited Corynebacterium jeikeium (MIC90, 0.5 microgram/ml). Moraxella catarrhalis (MIC90, 0.25 microgram/ml), and some Haemophilus influenzae (MIC50, 2 micrograms/ml). RPR 106972 and quinupristin/dalfopristin demonstrated little activity against Enterococcus faecalis (MIC90s, 4 to 32 micrograms/ml) as compared to Enterococcus faecium (MIC90s, 0.5 to 1 microgram/ml) and other Enterococcus ssp. (MIC90s, 1 microgram/ml). Studies to establish MIC quality-control guidelines indicated the following ranges: for E. faecalis ATCC 29212, 0.5 to 4 micrograms/ml; for S. aureus ATCC 29213, 0.25 to 1 microgram/ml; and for Streptococcus pneumoniae ATCC 49619, 0.06 to 0.5 microgram/ml. The results of this study indicate that the in vitro activity of RPR 106972 against Gram-positive bacteria and selected Gram-negative respiratory organisms is promising and warrants additional studies of pharmacokinetics, and in vivo infection model dynamics.

  9. Evaluation of a new rapid plasma reagin card test as a screening test for syphilis.

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    1982-01-01

    This study evaluates the American Dade (Biokit Laboratories) rapid plasma reagin (Dade RPR) card test, currently used in Spain for the diagnosis of syphilis, which has been recently released to the U.S. market. Used as a basis for comparison with the Dade card test were the 18-mm standard rapid plasma reagin (standard RPR) card test and the Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (VDRL) slide test, using both fresh sera obtained from 505 individuals and paired serum-plasma specimens from 174 ind...

  10. Edge QoS study of RPR equipment

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    Wang, Xiaoling; Huang, Benxiong; Yu, Xin; Zhang, Fan

    2004-05-01

    The IEEE 802.17 Working Group has taken another step forward in providing standards to Resilient Packet Ring (RPR) architectures by approving draft 2.4 of the RPR standard. Some companies have already had their RPR equipments for good market perspectives before the final standardization of RPR specifications. These equipments can supply services such as Ethernet Private Line (EPL), Transparent LAN Service (TLS), Ethernet Line Aggregation (ELA) and so on. Quality of Service (QoS) is an important part implemented in these equipments. Only when there is promise of QoS for RPR equipment, can commercial clients put their key applications to its network. Both the edge and the ring of RPR equipment need take QoS into effect to get QoS guarantees. This paper mainly deals with edge QoS study of RPR equipment. Policing, classification, shaping, and scheduling that are used for edge QoS process are introduced in the paper. And a QoS process method for traffic across rings is discussed at the same time.

  11. The research and application of Ethernet over RPR technology

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    Feng, Xiancheng; Yun, Xiang

    2008-11-01

    With service competitions of carriers aggravating and client's higher service experience requirement, it urges the MAN technology develops forward. When the Core Layer and Distribution Layer technology are mature, all kinds of reliability technologies of MAN access Layer are proposed. EoRPR is one of reliability technologies for MAN access network service protection. This paper elaborates Ethernet over RPR technology's many advantages through analyzing basic principle, address learning and key technologies of Ethernet over RPR. EpRPR has quicker replacing speed, plug and play, stronger QoS ability, convenient service deployment, band fairly sharing, and so on. At the same time the paper proposed solution of Ethernet over RPR in MAN, NGN network and enterprise Private network. So, among many technologies of MAN access network, EoRPR technology has higher reliability and manageable and highly effectiveness and lower costive of Ethernet. It is not only suitable for enterprise interconnection, BTV and NGN access services and so on, but also can meet the requirement of carriers' reducing CAPEX and OPEX's and increase the rate of investment.

  12. Improvement of CBQ for bandwidth reclamation of RPR

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    Huang, Benxiong; Wang, Xiaoling; Xu, Ming; Shi, Lili

    2004-04-01

    The Resilient Packet Ring (RPR) IEEE 802.17 standard is under development as a new high-speed backbone technology for metropolitan area networks (MAN) [1]. Bandwidth reclamation has been concerned in RPR specifications from draft 0.1 to draft 2.4. According to specifications, allocated bandwidth can be reused, or reclaimed, by a lower priority service class whenever the reclamation does not effect the service guarantees of any equal or higher priority classes on the local station or on any other station on the ring [2]. The class-based queuing (CBQ) algorithm is proposed to implement link-sharing [3]. A hierarchical link-sharing structure can be used to specify guidelines for the distribution of 'excess" bandwidth [4] and it can rate-limit all classes to their allocated bandwidth. There is some sameness between the link-sharing of CBQ and bandwidth reclamation of RPR. The CBQ is a mature technology while RPR is a new technology. Given CBQ improvement and full use so as to make its thought suitable for bandwidth reclamation of RPR is the focus of our work. In this paper, we present the solution that can solve the reclamation problem, which proves to be effective by simulation.

  13. Tamm ja Asi / Karen Jagodin

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    Jagodin, Karen, 1982-

    2007-01-01

    Näitus "Sisearhitektid Väino Tamm & Vello Asi" Eesti Arhitektuurimuuseumis kuni 2. IX. Kuna valminud objektidest ei ole enam ühtegi originaalkujul alles, on eksponeeritud võimalikult suurel hulgal valmimisjärgseid fotosid, millest enamiku on teinud Rein Vainküla

  14. Delay performance of the CFDAMA-RPR protocol via satellite

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    周熙; 贾世楼; 佘阳

    2004-01-01

    The relative performance of the combined free/demand assignment multiple access (CFDAMA) protocol with different terminal request strategies is examined. A new scheme is proposed employing combined round robin/piggybacking request strategy (CFDAMA-RPR), which is compared with the CFDAMA-RR (employing round robin request strategy) and CFDAMA-PB (employing piggy-backing request strategy). Simulation results demonstrate that compared with CFDAMA-PB and CFDAMA-RR protocol, the CFDAMA-RPR scheme can offer better delay/throughput performance of satellite channel.

  15. RPR-RPP六杆机构的动力学仿真

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    伍英

    2011-01-01

    为了研究RPR-RPP六杆机构的工作过程,便于RPR-RPP六杆机构的设计、改进和使用,在ADAMS中建立了RPR-RPP六杆机构的三维工作模型,对ADAMS中模型的各部分进行了设置,对RPR-RPP六杆机构工作过程进行了仿真分析,对RPR-RPP六杆机构结构参数进行了优化研究。

  16. Kinematic analysis of the 3-RPR parallel manipulator

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    Chablat, Damien; Bonev, Ilian

    2007-01-01

    The aim of this paper is the kinematic study of a 3-RPR planar parallel manipulator where the three fixed revolute joints are actuated. The direct and inverse kinematic problem as well as the singular configuration is characterized. On parallel singular configurations, the motion produce by the mobile platform can be compared to the Reuleaux straight-line mechanism.

  17. Christmas cards

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    李国勤

    2002-01-01

    Every December,millions of Christmas cards go through the post offices.There're pictures of stars,snow or Christmas tree on the cards. In these days it's hard to think of a Christmas without cards,yet 150 years ago there were no cards at all.Here's jus! one story about the Christmas cards.Some boys of those days who were at boarding school had to write a special piece of English at Christmas time。

  18. Card Reader

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    Lan Xinzhen

    2012-01-01

    Huo Haizhong,a farmer in Zhuning Village,Shanxi Province,holds a special card in his hand,a card that will help his future.It's not a credit card,nor a debit card or spccial membership-it's a farmer's card,a large note card where Huo records informarion about crop yield,farm animals and his family's income.It's also a place where Huo can jot down problems on his farm and make suggestions to the local government.The farmer's card is being promoted across Zuoquan County.The county began promoting the card in 2008 on a trial basis,and now all 204 villages under its administration have introduced the card.

  19. Self-Motions of General 3-RPR Planar Parallel Robots

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    Briot, Sébastien; Chablat, Damien; Wenger, Philippe; Arakelian, Vigen

    2008-01-01

    This paper studies the kinematic geometry of general 3-RPR planar parallel robots with actuated base joints. These robots, while largely overlooked, have simple direct kinematics and large singularity-free workspace. Furthermore, their kinematic geometry is the same as that of a newly developed parallel robot with SCARA-type motions. Starting from the direct and inverse kinematic model, the expressions for the singularity loci of 3-RPR planar parallel robots are determined. Then, the global behaviour at all singularities is geometrically described by studying the degeneracy of the direct kinematic model. Special cases of self-motions are then examined and the degree of freedom gained in such special configurations is kinematically interpreted. Finally, a practical example is discussed and experimental validations performed on an actual robot prototype are presented.

  20. Addiction Severity Index (ASI) summary scores: comparison of the Recent Status Scores of the ASI-6 and the Composite Scores of the ASI-5.

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    Denis, Cécile M; Cacciola, John S; Alterman, Arthur I

    2013-01-01

    The characteristics and the validity of the Recent Status Scores (RSSs), the new summary scores generated by the sixth version of the Addiction Severity Index (ASI-6), are compared to the fifth version of the ASI summary scores, the Composite Scores (CSs). A sample of 82 randomly selected patients from substance abuse treatment programs were interviewed with the ASI-6, the ASI-5 and were administered a validity battery of questionnaires that included measures corresponding to each of the ASI domains. Each ASI-6 RSS was significantly correlated with its corresponding ASI-5 CS. The intercorrelations among the RSSs are low and none of these correlations were statistically different from the intercorrelations among CSs. In five of the seven areas, the ASI-6 RSSs were more highly correlated to the corresponding validity measures than were the ASI-5 CSs. The ASI-6 offers more comprehensive content in its scales than do those derived with earlier ASIs.

  1. Payment Cards

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    Kantnerová Liběna

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to analyze the use of payment cards in retail in the Czech Republic from the side of clients (buyers and the side of sellers. Questionnaires for clients examine satisfaction with cards and the service connected with them. Sellers’ satisfaction with the profit and function of cards is analyzed. The data indicated that 92% of the 352 respondents in South Bohemia had a payment card and more than 35% had more than one card. In retail, 70% of sellers had a payment terminal.

  2. ASI regulates satiety quiescence in C. elegans.

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    Gallagher, Thomas; Kim, Jeongho; Oldenbroek, Marieke; Kerr, Rex; You, Young-Jai

    2013-06-05

    In Caenorhabditis elegans, satiety quiescence mimics behavioral aspects of satiety and postprandial sleep in mammals. On the basis of calcium-imaging, genetics, and behavioral studies, here we report that a pair of amphid neurons, ASI, is activated by nutrition and regulates worms' behavioral states specifically promoting satiety quiescence; ASI inhibits the switch from quiescence to dwelling (a browsing state) and accelerates the switch from dwelling to quiescence. The canonical TGFβ pathway, whose ligand is released from ASI, regulates satiety quiescence. The mutants of a ligand, a receptor and SMADs in the TGFβ pathway all eat more and show less quiescence than wild-type. The TGFβ receptor in downstream neurons RIM and RIC is sufficient for worms to exhibit satiety quiescence, suggesting neuronal connection from ASI to RIM and RIC is essential for feeding regulation through the TGFβ pathway. ASI also regulates satiety quiescence partly through cGMP signaling; restoring cGMP signaling in ASI rescues the satiety quiescence defect of cGMP signaling mutants. From these results, we propose that TGFβ and cGMP pathways in ASI connect nutritional status to promotion of satiety quiescence, a sleep-like behavioral state.

  3. A novel fairness control mode for Resilient Packet Ring (RPR) network

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    Yong, Wang; Fu, Songnian; Wu, Chongqing; Zhang, Liren; Shum, P.

    2005-11-01

    Resilient Packet Ring (RPR), defined by the IEEE 802.17 working group, is a new solution to metropolitan area network. RPR adopts the packet-based dual ring structure so that it can provide the protection capability similar to the SDH as well as dynamic bandwidth allocation. The design of fairness control mechanism to allocate the bandwidth is a key problem for RPR. Currently, two different modes of fairness algorithm have been proposed in the RPR standard, the aggressive mode (AM) and the conservative mode (CM). However, there are several limitations for these modes, such as the amount of the bandwidth allocated oscillates permanently under unbalanced traffic scenarios. In this paper, we propose a novel fairness control mode. The simulation experiment shows the range of traffic oscillation controlled by our mode is significantly damped compared to current RPR algorithm.

  4. 一种 RPR 多环互联网络公平算法%A Fairness Algorithm of Interconnected RPR Network

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    梁德智

    2013-01-01

      针对 RPR 公平算法在应用于 RPR 多环互联网络时出现诸多对网络运行不利因素的问题,提出一种改进的、用于 RPR 多环互联网络的公平算法,通过理论分析及仿真验证,表明改进后的公平算法能够提高传输效率,与单环公平算法比较,能更有效地发挥 RPR 多环互联网络的性能。%In this paper, we focus in unfavorable factors of the standard fairness algorithm when it used in interconnected RPR network. And get an improved fairness algorithm which is more suitable for interconnected RPR. The result of theoreti-cal analysis and computer simulation show the improved fairness algorithm is more efficient.

  5. Playing the Smart Card.

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    Zuzack, Christine A.

    1997-01-01

    Enhanced magnetic strip cards and "smart cards" offer varied service options to college students. Enhanced magnetic strip cards serve as cash cards and provide access to services. Smart cards, which resemble credit cards but contain a microchip, can be used as phone cards, bus passes, library cards, admission tickets, point-of-sale debit…

  6. Concatenated hERG1 tetramers reveal stoichiometry of altered channel gating by RPR-260243.

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    Wu, Wei; Gardner, Alison; Sanguinetti, Michael C

    2015-01-01

    Activation of human ether-a-go-go-related gene 1 (hERG1) K(+) channels mediates repolarization of action potentials in cardiomyocytes. RPR-260243 [(3R,4R)-4-[3-(6-methoxy-quinolin-4-yl)-3-oxo-propyl]-1-[3-(2,3,5-trifluorophenyl)-prop-2-ynyl]-piperidine-3-carboxylic acid] (RPR) slows deactivation and attenuates inactivation of hERG1 channels. A detailed understanding of the molecular mechanism of hERG1 agonists such as RPR may facilitate the design of more selective and potent compounds for prevention of arrhythmia associated with abnormally prolonged ventricular repolarization. RPR binds to a hydrophobic pocket located between two adjacent hERG1 subunits, and, hence, a homotetrameric channel has four identical RPR binding sites. To investigate the stoichiometry of altered channel gating induced by RPR, we constructed and characterized tetrameric hERG1 concatemers containing a variable number of wild-type subunits and subunits containing a point mutation (L553A) that rendered the channel insensitive to RPR, ostensibly by preventing ligand binding. The slowing of deactivation by RPR was proportional to the number of wild-type subunits incorporated into a concatenated tetrameric channel, and four wild-type subunits were required to achieve maximal slowing of deactivation. In contrast, a single wild-type subunit within a concatenated tetramer was sufficient to achieve half of the maximal RPR-induced shift in the voltage dependence of hERG1 inactivation, and maximal effect was achieved in channels containing three or four wild-type subunits. Together our findings suggest that the allosteric modulation of channel gating involves distinct mechanisms of coupling between drug binding and altered deactivation and inactivation.

  7. RPR test for serological survey of rabbit syphilis in companion rabbits.

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    Saito, Kumiko; Tagawa, Masayo; Hasegawa, Atsuhiko

    2003-07-01

    Since the RPR (rapid plasma regain) test was found to be useful for the diagnosis of rabbit syphilis, serological survey by this test has been carried out in Japanese companion rabbits. A hundred virgin household rabbits kept alone and without signs and history of syphilis were examined by RPR test from April 2001 to March 2002, in Tokyo, Japan. The test was positive in 35 cases and negative in 65 cases. RPR negative rabbits should be selected for breeding to prevent the spread of rabbit syphilis in companion rabbits in Japan.

  8. Singular surfaces and cusps in symmetric planar 3-RPR manipulators

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    Coste, Michel; Chablat, Damien

    2011-01-01

    We study in this paper a class of 3-RPR manipulators for which the direct kinematic problem (DKP) is split into a cubic problem followed by a quadratic one. These manipulators are geometrically characterized by the fact that the moving triangle is the image of the base triangle by an indirect isometry. We introduce a specific coordinate system adapted to this geometric feature and which is also well adapted to the splitting of the DKP. This allows us to obtain easily precise descriptions of the singularities and of the cusp edges. These latter second order singularities are important for nonsingular assembly mode changing. We show how to sort assembly modes and use this sorting for motion planning in the joint space.

  9. Wallet Card

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The CMS Office of Information Products and Data Analysis, OIPDA, produces the CMS Wallet Card as a quick reference statistical summary on annual CMS program and...

  10. ASi Tallink Grupp aktsiate esmane avalik pakkumine

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    2005-01-01

    21. novembril algas AS-i Tallink Grupp aktsiate esmane pakkumine Tallinna börsil: jaeinvestoritel Eestis ja Soomes ning kutselistel investoritel Eestis, Soomes ja mujal on võimalus märkida kuni 34 090 909 firma lihtaktsiat. Vt.samas: Veel üks uus laev; Tallink Grupp asutas Lätis tütarettevõtte; ASi Tallink kommentaar ajalehes "Helsingin Sanomat" 13. novembril ilmunud artiklile; "Romantika" töötab jäähoki MMil flotellina; ASi Tallink Grupp 2004/2005. majandusaasta tulemustest; "Galaxy" ristimis- ja vettelaskmistseremoonia; 2. detsembril avalikustas AS Tallink Grupp oma aktsiate esmase avaliku pakkumise lõpliku pakkumishinna ning jaotamise tulemused

  11. In vitro characterization of a novel factor Xa inhibitor, RPR 130737.

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    Chu, V; Brown, K; Colussi, D; Choi, Y M; Green, D; Pauls, H W; Spada, A P; Perrone, M H; Leadley, R J; Dunwiddie, C T

    2000-07-01

    RPR 130737 inhibited factor Xa (FXa) with a Ki of 2.4 nM and also displayed excellent specificity toward FXa relative to other serine proteases. It showed selectivity of more than 1000-fold over thrombin, activated protein C, plasmin, tissue-plasminogen activator and trypsin. RPR 130737 prolonged plasma activated partial thromboplastin time and prothrombin time in a dose-dependent fashion. In the activated partial thromboplastin time assay, the concentrations required for doubling coagulation time were 0.32 microM (human), 0.61 microM (monkey), 0.44 microM (dog), 0.15 microM (rabbit), and 0.82 microM (rat). The concentrations required to double prothrombin time were 0.86 microM (human), and 1.26 microM (monkey), 1.15 microM (dog), 0.39 microM (rabbit) and 7.31 microM (rat). Kinetic studies revealed that RPR 130737 was a fast binding, reversible and competitive inhibitor for FXa when Spectrozyme FXa, a chromogenic substrate, was used. A coupled-enzyme assay measuring thrombin activity following prothrombinase conversion of prothrombin to thrombin indicated that RPR 130737 was a potent inhibitor for prothrombinase-bound FXa. In this assay, RPR 130737 showed IC50s of 17 nM and 35.9 nM, respectively when artificial phosphatidylserine/phosphatidylcholine (PS/PC) liposomes or gel-filtered platelets were used as the phospholipid source. An FX-deficient plasma clotting-time correction assay further demonstrated that RPR 130737 was a specific inhibitor of FXa. RPR 130737 showed no effect on platelet aggregation in vitro. These results indicate that RPR 130737 has the potential to be developed as an antithrombotic agent based on its potent and selective inhibitory effect against FXa.

  12. Effects of the phosphodiesterase 4 inhibitor RPR 73401 in a model of immunological inflammation.

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    Ehinger, A M; Gorr, G; Hoppmann, J; Telser, E; Ehinger, B; Kietzmann, M

    2000-03-24

    The study was performed to investigate effects of the phosphodiesterase 4 inhibitor RPR 73401 [N-(3, 5-dichloropyrid-4-yl)-3-cyclopentyl-oxy-4-methoxybenzamid] on an allergic skin reaction. To simulate an immunological inflammation, BALB/c mice were sensitized to dinitrochlorobenzene or toluenediisocyanate. At first, the abdominal skin was shaved and 50 microliter Freund's adjuvant were injected intracutaneously once. Then, the horny layer was removed by adhesive tape stripping and 100 microliter 0.5% dinitrochlorobenzene or 5% toluenediisocyanate were administered on the epidermis for 4 days. After repeated local treatment of the ear skin with 20 microliter 3% RPR 73401 or intraperitoneal administration of 1 and 5 mg/kg RPR 73401, 20 microliter 1% dinitrochlorobenzene or 0.5% toluenediisocyanate were given topically as a challenge. The vehicle controls showed a high increase in ear thickness over 48 h after challenge, whereas RPR 73401 administered on either route reduced this increase significantly. Nevertheless after topical administration, RPR 73401 had a longer lasting effect. These and other results may point to an indication for RPR 73401 in immunological dermatitis.

  13. Smart Card

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    Floarea NASTASE

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Reforms in electronic business have presented new opportunities to use smart card technology as an enabling tool. The network-centric applications, where resources are located throughout the Internet and access to them is possible from any location, require authenticated access and secured transactions. Smart cards represent an ideal solution: they offers an additional layer of electronic security and information assurance for user authentication, confidentiality, non-repudiation, information integrity, physical access control to facilities, and logical access control to an computer systems.

  14. [Evaluation of the serological response to syphilis treatment using an automated RPR test].

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    Itoda, Ichiro

    2014-05-01

    We evaluated the clinical usefulness of serological monitoring with an automated rapid plasma reagin (RPR) test in syphilis patients. Serum samples were obtained from 68 syphilis patients, including 57 cases infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from our clinic between February 2010 and May 2012. RPR titers were measured with both the conventional serial dilution manual method and the automated method before (baseline) and at several intervals after treatment. The criteria of a cure were defined based on RPR titers as equal to and/or more than a 4-fold decrease (with the manual method) or by RPR values lowered to the level of equal and/or less than 25% (with the automated method) within 6 months in comparison with baseline values. A serological cure was observed in 19 (95%) and 17 (85%) of the 20 cases with the manual method and the automated method after 6 months, respectively. For the other 3 cases, the RPR value ratios with the automated method were 25.4%, 25.9% and 37.9%. Among all 68 patients, 9 cases (13.2%) did not meet the criteria for a cure by both methods within 6 months, but all cases did within 12 months. The ratio of RPR values after several months against that of baseline was evaluated with a t-test; the RPR values with the automated method were significantly lower than those obtained with the manual method (p RPR value ratios of HIV-positive cases were significantly higher 1 and 2 months after (with the manual method) and 1 month after (with the automated method) than those of HIV-negative cases; however, no statistical significance was observed after 6 months between the RPR ratio of HIV-positive and HIV-negative cases. Based on these results, we infer that the RPR test with the automated method can be used in the same manner as the manual method for treatment monitoring of HIV-positive and HIV-negative syphilis patients, especially in the early phase of treatment.

  15. Playing cards.

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    1977-01-01

    Mrs. Zahia Marzouk, vice-president of the Alexandria Family Planning Association and a living legend of Egyptian family planning, does not believe in talking about problems. She is far too busy learning from people and teaching them. Her latest brainstorm is a set of playing cards designed to help girls and women to read and learn about family planning at the same time. The 5 packs of cards, representing familiar words and sounds, and each with a family planning joker, took Mrs. Marzouk 6 months to design and paint by hand. They have now been printed, packed into packets provided by UNICEF, and distributed to some 2000 literacy groups in factories and family planning clinics. Each woman who succeeds in learning to read is encouraged to teach 4 others. They then go to the family planning clinic to be examined and gain a certificate. For the teacher who has made them proficient there is a special prize. Girls at El Brinth village outside Alexandria are pictured playing cards at the family planning center where they are learning various skills including how to read.

  16. NMR AND ESR STUDIES ON ANNEALING EFFECTS IN a-Si : F : H AND a-Si : H

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    Measurements of NMR of F in a-Si :F : H and a-Si : F have been carried out and the results are compared with those of H in a-Si : F : H and a-Si : H. Effects of motional narrowing on the linewidth of F NMR in a-Si : F : H show that some fraction of F is incorporated in the form of SiF4 or (SiF2)n which tends to move easily. When samples are annealed, the increase in the ESR center density is remarkable in a-Si : F : H and a-Si : H corresponding to the decrease in the H content, but the increa...

  17. Nonpeptidomimetic farnesyltransferase inhibitor RPR-115135 increases cytotoxicity of 5-fluorouracil: role of p53.

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    Russo, Patrizia; Ottoboni, Cristina; Malacarne, Davide; Crippa, Alessandra; Riou, Jean-Francois; O'Connor, Patrick M

    2002-01-01

    A new nonpeptidic farnesyltransferase inhibitor, RPR-115135, in combination with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) was studied in an isogenic cell line model system consisting of human colon cancer HCT-116 cells. HCT-116 cells were transfected with an empty control pCMV vector and with a dominant-negative mutated p53 transgene (248R/W). We found that, relative to control transfectants, there was a slight tendency for the p53 inactivated cells to be less sensitive to 5-FU after 6 days of continuous treatment. Simultaneous administration of RPR-115135 and 5-FU, at equitoxic concentrations, resulted in an enhancement of 5-FU cytotoxicity, especially in the CMV-2 clone. Growth inhibition could be accounted for on the basis of a specific cell cycle arrest phenotype (G(2)-M arrest in CMV-2 and S arrest in mutated clones), as assayed by flow cytometry. The combination RPR-115135 + 5-FU increases apoptotic events only in the CMV-2 clone.

  18. Analysis of reliability for multi-ring interconnection of RPR networks

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    Liu, Jia; Jin, Depeng; Zeng, Lieguang; Li, Yong

    2008-11-01

    In this paper, the reliability and MTTF (Mean Time to Failure) for multi-ring RPR (Resilient Packet Ring) are calculated on the conditions of single-link failures, double-link failures and no failure, respectively. The parameters such as the total number of stations N, the number of the sub-rings R, and the distribution of Ni which represents the number of the stations in the i-th sub-ring (1RPR multi-rings is increasing while the variance of Ni is decreasing. It is also proved that the value of the reliability/MTTF is maximum when Ni=Nj ( i ≠j and 1RPR is satisfied when var(Ni) =0.

  19. The designing of SDH embedded with RPR and its applications in MAN

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    Zhang, Jijun; Li, Guangcheng

    2004-04-01

    This paper discusses and analyzes the designing of SDH embedded with RPR and its applications in MAN. The main contents of this paper include: First of all, we discuss the disadvantages of the traditional Ethernet module embedded in SDH node while it carrying dada service in perspective of network organization, of QoS guarantee and network security. Secondly, we introduce the designing of SDH embedded with RPR, which can resolve the above problems. And finally, this paper puts emphases on analyzing the application models of this kind of SDH nodes in the metro area transport network, and the performance optimization for data services provided by the nodes.

  20. Campus Card Tricks.

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    Fickes, Michael

    1999-01-01

    Examines the development of an innovative student identification card system that includes off-campus banking and credit card functions. Finding solutions to bank objections, credit card company rule problems, and software difficulties are discussed. (GR)

  1. Vello Asi - Eesti sisearhitektuuri Grand Old Man / Vello Asi ; interv. Mart Kalm

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    Asi, Vello, 1927-

    2002-01-01

    Intervjuu sisearhitekti 75. sünnipäeva puhul. V. Asi õpingutest, tööst Estonprojektis, Kunstitoodete Kombinaadis, sisearhitektuuri kateedris, oma töödest, koostööst Valve Pormeistri ja Väino Tammega, eesti sisekujundusest 1960.-1970. aastail. 12 ill.

  2. 弹性分组环(RPR)技术简介%Introduction and development of Resilient Packet Ring(RPR) technology

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    何兴; 徐伟亮

    2003-01-01

    弹性分组环(RPR)是一种新的协议,是为优化IP数据包的传输和构建光互联网而提出的,目前正由IEEE 802.17工作组进行标准化工作.文中介绍了RPR技术的特点,并对RPR的关键技术进行了分析.

  3. Effects of RPR 118723, a novel antagonist at the glycine site of the NMDA receptor, in vitro.

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    Boireau, A; Monterrat, C; Bordier, F; Meunier, M; Imperato, A

    2000-08-04

    RPR 118723 ((8-chloro-5-methyl-2,3-dioxo-1,4-dihydro-5H-indeno[1, 2-b]pyrazin-5-yl) acetic acid) was previously reported to exhibit potent affinity for the glycine site of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor-channel complex in the nanomolar range (K(i)=3.1+/-0. 8 nM). We now report on the effects of RPR 118723 in two functional tests reflecting the interaction between the glycine site and the NMDA receptor. First, RPR 118723 potently inhibited [3H]N-[1-(2-thienyl)cyclohexyl]-3,4-piperidine ([3H]TCP) binding in the presence of NMDA (IC(50)=3.5+/-0.4 nM). Second, RPR 118723 antagonized the NMDA-induced increase in [3H]dopamine release in mouse striatal slices (IC(50)=8.0+/-1.1 nM). In both experimental models, an excess of glycine reversed the effect of RPR 118723. These results show that RPR 118723 interferes functionally in the nanomolar range with the glycine site coupled to the NMDA receptor in vitro. The blockade of the glycine site with RPR 118723 may be useful for the therapy of the disorders linked to excessive NMDA stimulation.

  4. In vitro activity of RPR 106972 alone and in combination with vancomycin, ampicillin, and gentamicin against multidrug-resistant enterococci.

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    Messick, C R; Woodward, J; Pendland, S L

    1998-10-01

    This investigation used checkerboard and time-kill assays to evaluate the in vitro activity of RPR 106972 (45% pristinamycin IB and 55% pristinamycin IIB) alone and in combination with vancomycin or ampicillin +/- gentamicin against multidrug-resistant enterococci. The checkerboard procedure resulted in synergistic or additive effects in 91% of the isolates with the combination of RPR 106972 plus vancomycin versus 68% with RPR 106972 plus ampicillin. The addition of gentamicin to either combination resulted in synergistic or additive results in 100% of the isolates. Inhibitory activity was observed with the time-kill assay with mean change in log10 CFU/mL at 24 h of -0.31 for RPR 106972, 3.3 for vancomycin, -0.46 for RPR 106972 plus vancomycin, and -0.35 for RPR 106972 plus vancomycin and gentamicin. No antagonism was noted with any of the combinations. RPR 106972 demonstrates good inhibitory activity against Enterococcus faecium and may prove useful in the treatment of enterococcal infections.

  5. Spectroscopic AC susceptibility imaging (sASI) of magnetic nanoparticles

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    Ficko, Bradley W., E-mail: Bradley.W.Ficko@Dartmouth.edu; Nadar, Priyanka M.; Diamond, Solomon G.

    2015-02-01

    This study demonstrates a method for alternating current (AC) susceptibility imaging (ASI) of magnetic nanoparticles (mNPs) using low cost instrumentation. The ASI method uses AC magnetic susceptibility measurements to create tomographic images using an array of drive coils, compensation coils and fluxgate magnetometers. Using a spectroscopic approach in conjunction with ASI, a series of tomographic images can be created for each frequency measurement set and is termed sASI. The advantage of sASI is that mNPs can be simultaneously characterized and imaged in a biological medium. System calibration was performed by fitting the in-phase and out-of-phase susceptibility measurements of an mNP sample with a hydrodynamic diameter of 100 nm to a Brownian relaxation model (R{sup 2}=0.96). Samples of mNPs with core diameters of 10 and 40 nm and a sample of 100 nm hydrodynamic diameter were prepared in 0.5 ml tubes. Three mNP samples were arranged in a randomized array and then scanned using sASI with six frequencies between 425 and 925 Hz. The sASI scans showed the location and quantity of the mNP samples (R{sup 2}=0.97). Biological compatibility of the sASI method was demonstrated by scanning mNPs that were injected into a pork sausage. The mNP response in the biological medium was found to correlate with a calibration sample (R{sup 2}=0.97, p<0.001). These results demonstrate the concept of ASI and advantages of sASI. - Highlights: • Development of an AC susceptibility imaging model. • Comparison of AC susceptibility imaging (ASI) and susceptibility magnitude imaging (SMI). • Demonstration of ASI and spectroscopic ASI (sASI) using three different magnetic nanoparticle types. • SASI scan separation of three different magnetic nanoparticles samples using 5 spectroscopic frequencies. • Demonstration of biological feasibility of sASI.

  6. EVALUATION OF MICRO-TPHA, VDRL AND RPR TESTS IN THE SERODIAGNOSIS OF SYPHILIS

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    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Syphilis is one of the most fascinating diseases of humans. Widespread use of antibiotics now has reduced the incidence of early syphilis and recognized new cases of late syphilis have decreased. Serological tests are the basis for the diagnosis of latent syphilis. They vary in their sensitivity and specificity. While non-treponemal tests (VDRL and RPR are most frequently used as screening procedures, treponemal tests (FTA-ABS and TPHA are considered to be highly sensitive and specific. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this study 100 serum samples collected from the patients attending STD Department, King George Hospital, Visakhapatnam. Samples were subjected to VDRL, RPR and Micro-TPHA tests to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of Micro-TPHA test in patients with various stages of syphilis and to evaluate the efficacy of Micro-TPHA to confirm the diagnosis of syphilis and to rule out biological false positive reactions or false negative reactions of VDRL tests. RESULTS Three tests (VDRL, RPR and Micro-TPHA were applied to all 100 patients. Among them 85 were VDRL reactive, 84 were RPR positive and 89 were TPHA positive. In them males were more in number, in 3 tests with respect to age, (21-30 age group patients showed predominance. Out of 100 patients, 81 sera were positive for all three tests and one serum sample was VDRL reactive, but RPR and TPHA were non-reactive. This may be a false positive reaction. The following tables showed the sensitivity and specificity of each test and also the sensitivity of each test in various stages of syphilis. CONCLUSION It is concluded as by performing TPHA test, false positive reactivity of VDRL test could be detected. Even in the cases of treated primary and secondary syphilis, TPHA was reactive. The lipoidal antigen tests primarily reflect disease activity and serial quantitative performance of these tests used to measure the treatment response.

  7. The ASY-EOS Experiment at GSI

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    Russotto, P.; Chartier, M.; Cozma, M. D.; De Filippo, E.; Le Fèvre, A.; Gannon, S.; Gašparić, I.; Kiš, M.; Kupny, S.; Leifels, Y.; Lemmon, R. C.; Li, Q.; Łukasik, J.; Marini, P.; Pawłowski, P.; Trautmann, W.; Acosta, L.; Adamczyk, M.; Al-Ajlan, A.; Al-Garawi, M.; Al-Homaidhi, S.; Amorini, F.; Auditore, L.; Aumann, T.; Ayyad, Y.; Baran, V.; Basrak, Z.; Bassini, R.; Benlliure, J.; Boiano, C.; Boisjoli, M.; Boretzky, K.; Brzychczyk, J.; Budzanowski, A.; Cardella, G.; Cammarata, P.; Chajecki, Z.; Chbihi, A.; Colonna, M.; Czech, B.; Di Toro, M.; Famiano, M.; Greco, V.; Grassi, L.; Guazzoni, C.; Guazzoni, P.; Heil, M.; Heilborn, L.; Introzzi, R.; Isobe, T.; Kezzar, K.; Krasznahorkay, A.; Kurz, N.; La Guidara, E.; Lanzalone, G.; Lasko, P.; Lombardo, I.; Lynch, W. G.; Matthews, Z.; May, L.; Minniti, T.; Mostazo, M.; Pagano, A.; Papa, M.; Pirrone, S.; Pleskac, R.; Politi, G.; Porto, F.; Reifarth, R.; Reisdorf, W.; Riccio, F.; Rizzo, F.; Rosato, E.; Rossi, D.; Santoro, S.; Simon, H.; Skwirczynska, I.; Sosin, Z.; Stuhl, L.; Trifirò, A.; Trimarchi, M.; Tsang, M. B.; Verde, G.; Veselsky, M.; Vigilante, M.; Wieloch, A.; Wigg, P.; Wolter, H. H.; Wu, P.; Yennello, S.; Zambon, P.; Zetta, L.; Zoric, M.

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    The elliptic-flow ratio of neutrons with respect to protons or light complex particles in reactions of heavy ions at pre-relativistic energies has been proposed as an observable sensitive to the strength of the symmetry term of the nuclear equation of state at supra-saturation densities. In the ASY-EOS experiment at the GSI laboratory, flows of neutrons and light charged particles were measured for 197Au+197Au collisions at 400 MeV/nucleon. Flow results obtained for the Au+Au system, in comparison with predictions of the UrQMD transport model, confirm the moderately soft to linear density dependence of the symmetry energy deduced from the earlier FOPI-LAND data.

  8. ASY-EOS experiment at GSI

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    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available The elliptic-flow ratio of neutrons with respect to protons in reactions of neutron rich Heavy-Ion at intermediate energies has been recently proposed as an observable sensitive to the strength of the symmetry term in the nuclear equation of state (EOS at supra-saturation densities. The recent results obtained from the existing FOPI/LAND data for 197Au+197Au collisions at 400 MeV/nucleon in comparison with the UrQMD model allowed a first estimate of the symmetry term of the EOS but suffer from a considerable statistical uncertainty. In order to obtain an improved data set for Au+Au collisions and to extend the study to other systems, a new experiment was carried out at the GSI laboratory by the ASY-EOS collaboration in May 2011.

  9. The ASY-EOS Experiment at GSI

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    Russotto P.

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The elliptic-flow ratio of neutrons with respect to protons or light complex particles in reactions of heavy ions at pre-relativistic energies has been proposed as an observable sensitive to the strength of the symmetry term of the nuclear equation of state at supra-saturation densities. In the ASY-EOS experiment at the GSI laboratory, flows of neutrons and light charged particles were measured for 197Au+197Au collisions at 400 MeV/nucleon. Flow results obtained for the Au+Au system, in comparison with predictions of the UrQMD transport model, confirm the moderately soft to linear density dependence of the symmetry energy deduced from the earlier FOPI-LAND data.

  10. RPR技术及其网络经济性分析%The RPR Technology and its Network Economy Analyzing

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    2005-01-01

    对RPR、SONET/SDH网络的经济性进行了分析,重点介绍介绍了RPR over SONET/SDH技术,包括RPR与SONET/SDH的互连.以以太网业务为例,对比分析了三种不同网络(Ethernet over SONET、Ethernet Aggregation over SONET、Ethernet over RPR over SONET)的经济性.

  11. RPR-115135, a new non peptidomimetic farnesyltransferase inhibitor, induces G0/G1 arrest only in serum starved cells.

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    Russo, P; Ottoboni, C; Crippa, A; Riou, J F; O'Connor, P M

    2001-04-01

    A new non peptidomimetic farnesyltransferase inhibitor, RPR-115135, was studied in an isogenic cell model system consisting of human colon cancer HCT-116 line. HCT-116 cells were transfected with an empty control pCMV vector or with a dominant-negative mutated p53 transgene to disrupt p53 function. Growth inhibitory effects of RPR-115135 were evaluated on cells growing under different conditions (serum starvation, serum starvation and recovery, nocodazole treatment). The cytotoxic activity of RPR-115135 was independent of the cell cycle status of the target cells. Addition of RPR-115135 only to cells exposed to reduced serum conditions (0.1% FCS) resulted in an enhanced ability of HCT-116 cells to arrest in the G0/G1 phase. This arrest response appeared independent of p53/p21cip1/waf-1 function. A reduction of Cyclin A protein amount by RPR-115135 was observed in both clones. These latter results suggest that RPR-115135 might down-regulate the cell cycle factor that would normally impede G0/G1 arrest.

  12. FRENCH PROTOCOL CARDS

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    Senior officials, holders of FRENCH PROTOCOL cards (blue cards) due to expire on 31.12.1999, are requested to return these cards and those of family members, for extension to:Bureau des cartes, bâtiment 33.1-025Should the 3 spaces for authentication on the back of the card be full, please enclose 2 passport photographs for a new card.In the case of children aged 14 and over, an attestation of dependency and a school certificate should be returned with the card.Personnel DivisionTel. 79494/74683

  14. An Algorithm for Computing Cusp Points in the Joint Space of 3-RPR Parallel Manipulators

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    Zein, Mazen; Chablat, Damien

    2006-01-01

    This paper presents an algorithm for detecting and computing the cusp points in the joint space of 3-RPR planar parallel manipulators. In manipulator kinematics, cusp points are special points, which appear on the singular curves of the manipulators. The nonsingular change of assembly mode of 3-RPR parallel manipulators was shown to be associated with the existence of cusp points. At each of these points, three direct kinematic solutions coincide. In the literature, a condition for the existence of three coincident direct kinematic solutions was established, but has never been exploited, because the algebra involved was too complicated to be solved. The algorithm presented in this paper solves this equation and detects all the cusp points in the joint space of these manipulators.

  15. Packet transfer delay analysis of the RPR rings in the store-and-forward architecture

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    Yang, Yi; Cao, Mingcui; Huang, Ping

    2005-02-01

    RRP has two means to transmit data: store-and-forward and cut-through. In this paper, the high and low priority packet transfer delay of the N nodes Resilient Packet Rings (RPR) in store-and-forward architecture is analyzed based on the queuing theory. According to queuing theory, we set up the nodes model and analyzed the factors that influenced the packet transfer delay in a constrained condition. By calculation and simulation, the result indicates that both high priority and low priority packets" delay increase with the node number N of the RPR rings. The high priority traffic has less packet delay than the low priority traffic at the same node number N. The increase of the low priority transfer delay is much larger than the high priority traffic with the increase of the node number.

  16. Chronic effects of the novel glucocorticosteroid RPR 106541 administered to beagle dogs by inhalation.

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    Miller, G K; Valerio, M G; Pino, M V; Larson, J L; Viau, A; Hamelin, N; Labbé, R; Banks, C M

    2000-01-01

    The preclinical safety of RPR 106541, a novel 17-thiosteroid, was evaluated in young adult and mature dogs by inhalation exposure for 26 weeks and 52 weeks, respectively. A dry powder formulation of RPR 106541 in lactose was administered to young adult dogs (approximately 6 months of age at initiation) at doses of 0 (air and placebo controls), 10, 100, or 1,000 microg/kg/d for 26 weeks. A solution-based aerosol formulation was administered to mature dogs (approximately 10 months at initiation) from a pressurized metered dose inhaler at 0 (air and placebo controls), 10, 50, and 150 microg/kg/d for 52 weeks. Clinical evidence of glucocorticosteroid-induced immunosuppression was observed by weeks 20-26 following relatively high dose exposures (100 microg/kg/d and 1,000 microg/kg/d) in young dogs receiving the dry powder formulation for 26 weeks. Classic glucocorticosteroid effects were observed, including adrenocortical atrophy, reduced bone mass with retention of epiphyseal growth plates in long bones, prominence of stromal adipose tissue in bone marrow, and atrophy of lymphoid tissues. Inhalation administration of RPR 106541 to sexually mature dogs facilitated more definitive characterization of endocrine affects of RPR 106541 as compared with administration in younger, sexually immature animals. Significant effects in female reproductive organs included absence of corpora lutea in association with atresia of vesicular follicles within the ovaries, endometrial hyperplasia, and lobular development of mammary tissue. Discordant development of mammary tissue, accumulation of secretory material within hyperplastic endometrial glands, and hypertrophy of uterine lining epithelium in absence of ovulation were consistent with a secondary progestin effect by a potent glucocorticosteroid.

  17. Introduction of Smart Card

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    2010-01-01

    Smart Card PrimerA smart card is a device that includes an embedded integrated circuit chip (ICC) that can be either a secure microcontroller or equivalent intelligence with internal memory or a memory chip alone.

  18. CMS Wallet Card

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The CMS Wallet Card is a quick reference statistical summary on annual CMS program and financial data. The CMS Wallet Card is available for each year from 2004...

  19. REPLACEMENT OF FRENCH CARDS

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    The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs has informed the Organization that it is shortly to replace all diplomatic cards, special cards and employment permits ('attestations de fonctions') now held by members of the personnel and their families. Between 2 July and 31 December 2001, these cards are to be replaced by secure, computerized equivalents. The old cards may continue to be used until 31 December 2001. For the purposes of the handover, members of the personnel must go personally to the cards office (33/1-015), in order to fill in a 'fiche individuelle' form, taking the following documents for themselves and members of their families already in possession of a French card : A recent identity photograph in 4.5 cm x 3.5 cm format. The French card in their possession. An A4 photocopy of the same French card, certified by the cards office as being a true copy. Those members of the personnel whose cards (and/or cards belonging to members of their families) are shortly due to expire, or have recently done...

  20. REPLACEMENT OF FRENCH CARDS

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  1. REPLACEMENT OF FRENCH CARDS

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    The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs has informed the Organization that it is shortly to replace all diplomatic cards, special cards and employment permits ('attestations de fonctions') now held by members of the personnel and their families. Between 2 July and 31 December 2001, these cards are to be replaced by secure, computerized equivalents. The old cards may continue to be used until 31 December 2001. For the purposes of the handover, members of the personnel are asked to go to the cards office (33/1-015), taking the following documents for themselves and members of their families already in possession of a French card : A recent identity photograph in 4.5 cm x 3.5 cm format, The French card in their possession, an A4 photocopy of the same French card, certified by the cards office as being a true copy. Those members of the personnel whose cards (and/or cards belonging to members of their families) are shortly due to expire, or have recently done so, are also requested to take these items to the c...

  2. Application of RPR to Monoclinic and Triclinic Symmetries: Initial Results on Elasticity of Single-Crystal Diopside

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    Isaak, D. G.; Ohno, I.

    2001-12-01

    In past years, the rectangular parallelepiped resonance (RPR) method has been used to measure single-crystal elastic moduli, and their temperature dependences, of several materials important to geophysics. The high-temperature elastic properties of cubic, orthorhombic, tetragonal, and trigonal crystals, in addition to polycrystals, have all been studied with the RPR method. One feature of the RPR method is that, in principle, all the single-crystal elastic moduli (Cij) can be obtained from a single spectral sweep. However, no materials with crystal symmetry lower than orthorhombic symmetry have been reported in RPR studies. We extend the RPR theory to monoclinic and triclinic crystal symmetries. With these developments, we are able to compute single-crystal resonant spectra using a set of assumed Cij for right-rectangular parallelepiped monoclinic specimens cut along the b and c axes, or monoclinic specimens cut along known, but arbitrary, axes. We present initial results showing the comparison of calculated and measured resonance modes for single-crystal monoclinic diopside. Our measured resonance spectrum on chrome diopside is markedly more consistent with the spectrum calculated from the elasticity data of Collins and Brown (PCM, 26, 7-13, 1998) using a specimen that is 72% diopside than the end-member diopside elasticity data reported by Levien et al. (PCM, 4, 105-113, 1979).

  3. Evaluation of quinupristin/dalfopristin (Synercid) and RPR 106972 stability in susceptibility testing media.

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    Marshall, S A; Kugler, K C; Jones, R N

    2000-08-01

    In response to conflicting reports on the chemical stability of quinupristin/dalfopristin, a study was designed to assess the in vitro longevity and effects of media and storage conditions on this streptogramin combination. Broth microdilution trays containing parenteral (quinupristin/dalfopristin) and oral (RPR 106972) streptogramin combinations as well as pristinomycin components (P-I and P-II) were preincubated at 35 degrees C for 12-72 h before inoculation with control strains (Streptococcus pneumoniae ATCC 49619, Haemophilus influenzae ATCC 49247, Enterococcus faecalis ATCC 29212, Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 29213) and five clinical isolates with various drug resistance phenotypes. Overall, the mean quinupristin/dalfopristin activity loss was 24%/12 h, 41%/18 h, 43%/24 h, 69%/48 h and 79%/72 h with no detected loss of potency when measured by E. faecalis until 18 h. RPR 106972 mean activity loss was 6%/12 h, 19%/18 h, 19%/24 h, 56%/48 h and 71%/72 h with no loss of potency as measured by S. aureus until 48 h. Overall, P-I components had greater stability as compared with P-II for both drug combinations. Bioassays showed similar trends in decreased activity. Bioassay differences among media types were only significant (> 3 mm; greater loss of potency) for haemophilus test media for both P-II components at 72 h. The presence of an organism in the medium had no effect on stability assay results. The effect of storage temperature (4, 25 degrees C) on quinupristin/dalfopristin and RPR 106972 stability was also detrimental to drug potency indicating the requirement for rigid quality assurance for streptogramin diagnostic reagents when determining activity by reference or standardized susceptibility tests.

  4. Singular Curves in the Joint Space and Cusp Points of 3-RPR parallel manipulators

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    Zein, Mazen; Chablat, Damien

    2007-01-01

    This paper investigates the singular curves in the joint space of a family of planar parallel manipulators. It focuses on special points, referred to as cusp points, which may appear on these curves. Cusp points play an important role in the kinematic behavior of parallel manipulators since they make possible a nonsingular change of assembly mode. The purpose of this study is twofold. First, it exposes a method to compute joint space singular curves of 3-RPR planar parallel manipulators. Second, it presents an algorithm for detecting and computing all cusp points in the joint space of these same manipulators.

  5. RPR Technology%详解弹性分组环技术

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    邓永红

    2005-01-01

    本文从弹性分组环(RPR)技术产生的原因,RPR技术标准进展情况简介,RPR技术原理分析,RPR的带宽利用率分析,RPR技术的主要特点,RPR技术存在的不足,RPR技术市场应用前景,RPR在城域传送网中的具体应用,RPR在光以太网中的具体应用,RPR技术目前发展概况等方面,详细地介绍了弹性分组环技术.

  6. Kinematic analysis of a class of analytic planar 3-RPR parallel manipulators

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    Wenger, Philippe

    2009-01-01

    A class of analytic planar 3-RPR manipulators is analyzed in this paper. These manipulators have congruent base and moving platforms and the moving platform is rotated of 180 deg about an axis in the plane. The forward kinematics is reduced to the solution of a 3rd-degree polynomial and a quadratic equation in sequence. The singularities are calculated and plotted in the joint space. The second-order singularities (cups points), which play an important role in non-singular change of assembly-mode motions, are also analyzed.

  7. Cusp Points in the Parameter Space of Degenerate 3-RPR Planar Parallel Manipulators

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    Manubens, Montserrat; Chablat, Damien; Wenger, Philippe; Rouillier, Fabrice

    2012-01-01

    This paper investigates the conditions in the design parameter space for the existence and distribution of the cusp locus for planar parallel manipulators. Cusp points make possible non-singular assembly-mode changing motion, which increases the maximum singularity-free workspace. An accurate algorithm for the determination is proposed amending some imprecisions done by previous existing algorithms. This is combined with methods of Cylindric Algebraic Decomposition, Gr\\"obner bases and Discriminant Varieties in order to partition the parameter space into cells with constant number of cusp points. These algorithms will allow us to classify a family of degenerate 3-RPR manipulators.

  8. CERN access cards

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  9. Shuffling with ordered cards

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    Butler, Steve

    2010-01-01

    We consider a problem of shuffling a deck of cards with ordered labels. Namely we split the deck of N=k^tq cards (where t>=1 is maximal) into k equally sized stacks and then take the top card off of each stack and sort them by the order of their labels and add them to the shuffled stack. We show how to find stacks of cards invariant and periodic under the shuffling. We also show when gcd(q,k)=1 the possible periods of this shuffling are all divisors of order_k(N-q).

  10. 宽带城域网的关键技术—弹性分组环(RPR)

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    2004-01-01

    弹性分组 (RPR)是适应城域网数据业务高速增长而产生的一种IP传输技术。结合宽带IP城域网的发展演进 ,阐述了弹性分组环 (RPR)技术的产生背景、基本原理和主要技术特点。通过RPR与以太网、SONET/SDH传输技术进行的分析比较 ,对RPR的应用前景进行了展望

  11. Singularity Surfaces and Maximal Singularity-Free Boxes in the Joint Space of Planar 3-RPR Parallel Manipulators

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    Zein, Mazen; Chablat, Damien

    2007-01-01

    In this paper, a method to compute joint space singularity surfaces of 3-RPR planar parallel manipulators is first presented. Then, a procedure to determine maximal joint space singularity-free boxes is introduced. Numerical examples are given in order to illustrate graphically the results. This study is of high interest for planning trajectories in the joint space of 3-RPR parallel manipulators and for manipulators design as it may constitute a tool for choosing appropriate joint limits and thus for sizing the link lengths of the manipulator.

  12. Hid, Rpr and Grim negatively regulate DIAP1 levels through distinct mechanisms.

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    Yoo, Soon Ji; Huh, Jun R; Muro, Israel; Yu, Hong; Wang, Lijuan; Wang, Susan L; Feldman, R M Renny; Clem, Rollie J; Müller, H-Arno J; Hay, Bruce A

    2002-06-01

    Inhibitor of apoptosis (IAP) proteins suppress apoptosis and inhibit caspases. Several IAPs also function as ubiquitin-protein ligases. Regulators of IAP auto-ubiquitination, and thus IAP levels, have yet to be identified. Here we show that Head involution defective (Hid), Reaper (Rpr) and Grim downregulate Drosophila melanogaster IAP1 (DIAP) protein levels. Hid stimulates DIAP1 polyubiquitination and degradation. In contrast to Hid, Rpr and Grim can downregulate DIAP1 through mechanisms that do not require DIAP1 function as a ubiquitin-protein ligase. Observations with Grim suggest that one mechanism by which these proteins produce a relative decrease in DIAP1 levels is to promote a general suppression of protein translation. These observations define two mechanisms through which DIAP1 ubiquitination controls cell death: first, increased ubiquitination promotes degradation directly; second, a decrease in global protein synthesis results in a differential loss of short-lived proteins such as DIAP1. Because loss of DIAP1 is sufficient to promote caspase activation, these mechanisms should promote apoptosis.

  13. Inhibition of acetylcholinesterase and different ATPases by a novel phosphorothionate (RPR-II) in rat brain.

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    Rahman, M F; Siddiqui, M K; Jamil, K

    2000-10-01

    A novel phosphorothionate (2-butenoic acid-3-(diethoxy phosphinothioyl)-methyl ester (RPR-II), synthesized at the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, targets its effect on rat brain acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and Na(+)-K(+), Mg(2+), and Ca(2+) ATPases, as evident in this investigation. Three subchronic doses 0.014 (low), 0.028 (medium), and 0.042 (high) mg kg(-1) were administered to rats daily for a period of 90 days RPR-II caused statistically significant dose- and time-dependent inhibition in brain AChE and also in Na(+)-K(+), Mg(2+), and Ca(2+) ATPases in both male and female rats after 45 and 90 days of treatment. The low dose was generally insignificant while the medium and high doses were significantly effective. Females were more susceptible than males with regard to brain AChE, Na(+)-K(+), and Mg(2+) ATPases, which indicates sexual dimorphism in the treated rats. Interestingly, after 28 days post-treatment, recovery of these enzymes was observed. The relative sensitivities of these enzymes indicated that brain AChE was more sensitive than any of the ATPases, but among the ATPases Na(+)-K(+) ATPase was more susceptible than Ca(2+) or Mg(2+) ATPases. This compound, besides inhibiting the target of organophosphates, AChE, also inhibited different ATPases, suggesting both synaptic transmission and nerve conduction were affected.

  14. La formation des mégapoles en Asie

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    Terry G. McGEE

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    Full Text Available L’Asie est au bord d’une explosion urbaine, avec un accroissement de 1 680 millions d’habitants entre 1980 et 2020. Cet accroissement se produira en grande partie dans les grandes mégapoles en train d’apparaître. Cet article tente d’expliquer le processus en cours.

  15. Method card design dimensions

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    Wölfel, Christiane; Merritt, T.

    2013-01-01

    . The card-based tools are explained in terms of five design dimensions including the intended purpose and scope of use, duration of use, methodology, customization, and formal/material qualities. Our analysis suggests three design patterns or archetypes for existing card-based design method tools...... and highlights unexplored areas in the design space. The paper concludes with recommendations for the future development of card-based methods for the field of interaction design.......There are many examples of cards used to assist or provide structure to the design process, yet there has not been a thorough articulation of the strengths and weaknesses of the various examples. We review eighteen card-based design tools in order to understand how they might benefit designers...

  16. RPR test

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    ... may cause a false-positive test, including: IV drug use Lyme disease Certain types of pneumonia Malaria Pregnancy Systemic lupus erythematosus and some other autoimmune disorders Tuberculosis (TB)

  17. A cost-effective and fast recovery mechanism for multi-ring interconnection networks based on RPR

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    Zhan, Yichun; Ji, Meng; Yu, Shaohua

    2005-11-01

    Resilient Packet Ring (RPR) has been standardized in the IEEE 802.17 working group. In multi-ring networks, similarly with other ring-based technology, intra-ring traffic demand is protected against single node and span failures within 50 ms by the "steering" and "wrapping" protection. Inter-ring traffic demand, however, is susceptible to failures at nodes or links where the traffic demand transits from one ring to another. Normally, the survivability of interconnecting node or link failure has to be provided by other technologies, such as MPLS and Spanning Tree Protocol. Unfortunately, most schemes cannot provide a cost-effective solution with guaranteeing the restoration within the 50 ms timeframe. In this paper we proposed a cost-effective and fast Recovery Mechanism for Multi-ring Interconnection Networks Based on RPR. Differential from Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) and other protection technologies, this mechanism has the ability of sub-50ms protection provisioning and scalability based on the bridging function in RPR. Particular with enhanced bridging support, this mechanism can provide efficient bandwidth spatial reuse on multi-ring RPR networks. The proposed novel mechanism has been implemented on our 10Gbps network processor (NP) based multi-service provisioning platform. All experimental results presented in this paper come from actual testing on the network test bed and show that the all the inter-ring traffic are given the sub-50ms recovery guarantee as intra-ring traffic in normal case.

  18. Induction of micronuclei by a new non-peptidic mimetic farnesyltransferase inhibitor RPR-115135: role of gene mutations.

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    Ottoboni, C; Crippa, A; Falugi, C; Russo, P

    2001-09-01

    To investigate the relationship between oncogene activation and induction of micronuclei by a new non-peptidic mimetic farnesyltransferase inhibitor, RPR-115135, two isogenic cell lines, human colon cancer line HCT-116, which harbors a K-ras mutation, and spontaneously immortalized human breast epithelial cell line MCF-10A, were utilized. HCT-116 cells were transfected with an empty control pCMV vector (clone CMV-2) or with a dominant negative mutated p53 transgene (clone Mu-p53-2) to disrupt p53 function. In both clones RPR-115135 induced a significant increase in the frequency of micronucleation at concentrations that did not affect cell membrane integrity. RPR-115135 produced a significant increase in the ratio of CREST+ to CREST- micronuclei. MCF-10A cells were stably transfected with either c-Ha-ras or c-erbB-2 or both H-ras + c-erbB-2. No induction of micronuclei was observed. No induction of micronuclei was reported in human lymphocytes and in primary spinal cells obtained from 7-day chick embryos. In conclusion, RPR-115135 acts as an aneugenic agent in a complex manner, dependent upon the complement of mutations in cell regulatory genes in tumour cells and this activity may be independent of ras genotype.

  19. Introduction of ASIS%美国工业安全协会(ASIS)简介

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    王惠生

    2002-01-01

    @@ 1综述与简介 美国涉及安防行业的各种协会和团体数以百计,如:报警业研究教育基金会(AIREF)、美国工业安全协会(ASIS)、美国锁匠联合会(ALOA)、自动消防报警协会(AFAA)、中心站报警协会(CSAA)、闭路电视制造厂家协会(CCTMA)、计算机安全协会(CSI)、电子系统技术员培训协会、电子设计及安装承接商协会(CEDIA)、门与五金件协会(DHI)、电子业协会(EIA)、家庭自动化协会(HAA)、信息系统安全协会(ISSA)、国际计算机系统安全协会(IACSS)、国际鉴定协会(IAI)、国际职业安全顾问协会(IAPSC)、美国珠宝商安全联合会(JSA)、美国装甲车协会(NACA)、美国消防设备分销商协会、美国保安公司协会(NASCO)、美国防盗及火灾报警协会(NBFAA)、美国调查及安全服务理事会(NCISS)、美国电气制造商协会(NEMA)、美国系统承包商协会(NSCA)、安防行业协会(SIA)等.

  20. REPLACEMENT OF FRENCH CARDS

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    The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs has informed the Organization that it is shortly to replace all diplomatic cards, special cards and employment permits ('attestations de fonctions') now held by members of the personnel and their families. Between 2 July and 31 December 2001, these cards are to be replaced by secure, computerized equivalents. A 'personnel office' stamped photocopy of the old cards may continue to be used until 31 December 2001. For the purposes of the handover, members of the personnel must go personally to the cards office (33/1-015), between 8:30 and 12:30, in order to fill a 'fiche individuelle' form (in black ink only), which has to be personally signed by themselves and another separately signed by members of their family, taking the following documents for themselves and members of their families already in possession of a French card : A recent identity photograph in 4.5 cm x 3.5 cm format (signed on the back) The French card in their possession an A4 photocopy of the same Fre...

  1. RPR-115135, a farnesyltransferase inhibitor, increases 5-FU- cytotoxicity in ten human colon cancer cell lines: role of p53.

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    Russo, Patrizia; Malacarne, Davide; Falugi, Carla; Trombino, Sonya; O'Connor, Patrick M

    2002-07-20

    A new non peptidic farnesyltransferase inhibitor, RPR-115135, in combination with 5-FU was studied in 10 human colon cancer cell lines (HCT-116, RKO, DLD-1, Colo-320, LoVo, SW-620, HT-29, HCT-15, Colo-205 and KM-12) carrying several mutations but well characterized for p53 and Ras status. We found that there was a slight tendency (not statistically significant) for the p53 inactivated cells to be less sensitive to 5-FU after 6 days continuous treatment. Simultaneous administration of RPR-115135 and 5-FU, at subtoxic concentrations, resulted in a synergistic enhancement of 5-FU cytotoxicity in the p53 wildtype cells (HCT-116, RKO, DLD-1, Colo-320, LoVo). In the p53 mutated cells (SW-620, HT-29, HCT-15, Colo-205, KM-12) the effect was very complicated. In HCT-15 the combination resulted in antagonism, in KM-12 in antagonism or in synergy (at different concentrations) and in SW-620, HT-29 and Colo-205 cells in synergy but only when 5-FU was administered at high concentrations. Growth inhibition could be accounted for on the basis of a specific cell cycle arrest phenotype (G2-M arrest), as assayed by flow cytometry, only in the p53 functioning cell lines. The combination RPR-115135 + 5-FU increases apoptotic events only in these cell lines. In the mutated cell lines no major alterations on cell cycle arrest phenotype and no induction of apoptosis was observed. Although RPR-115135 can potentiate the effect of 5-FU in cells in which p53 function is disrupted, these data suggest strongly that RPR-115135 significantly enhances the efficacy of 5-FU only when p53 is functioning.

  2. Betablocker nur noch in der Sekundärprävention der KHK? Ein Kontra

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    Stoschitzky K

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Betablocker haben ihren unumstrittenen Stellenwert in der Therapie der KHK. Jahrelang waren sie auch "Mittel der ersten Wahl" bei der Therapie der arteriellen Hypertonie, diesen Platz haben sie jedoch in der letzten Dekade vor allem wegen ihrer metabolischen Nebenwirkungen zunehmend verloren. Mit den neuen "Betablockern der dritten Generation" (Carvedilol, Nebivolol stehen jetzt jedoch Substanzen zur Verfügung, die bei hervorragender blutdrucksenkender Wirkung so gut wie keine metabolischen Nebenwirkungen mehr zeigen. Weiters konnte auch gezeigt werden, dass Betablocker vor allem bei Patienten mit Herzinsuffizienz, Tachyarrhythmien, Vorhofflimmern, Aortendissektion, Glaukom, Gravidität, Migräne, Hyperthyreose und essentiellem Tremor günstige Effekte zusätzlich zu ihrer blutdrucksenkenden Wirkung entfalten. Vor allem Betablocker der dritten Generation sollten daher heute vor allem bei Hypertonikern mit einer dieser zusätzlichen Erkrankungen und nicht nur als "Sekundärprävention der KHK" bevorzugt zum Einsatz kommen.

  3. Embedded RPR Technology Analysis and Application%内嵌RPR技术分析及应用

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    韦惠

    2008-01-01

    弹性分组环(RPR)是一种在环形结构上优化数据业务传送的新型MAC层协议,为优化环网上数据包的传输而提出.基于MSTP的RPR实现方案实际上是在MSTP环网宽带中划分出独立的通道米支持RPR技术.内嵌RPR的MSTP技术与传统MSTP技术相比,提高了带宽利用率.在组建城域网以及3G传输网中,内嵌RPR技术都将发挥出极人的优势.

  4. Diastereoselective syntheses of new analogues of the farnesyltransferase inhibitor RPR 130401.

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    Pichon, Nicolas; Harrison-Marchand, Anne; Mailliet, Patrick; Maddaluno, Jacques

    2004-10-15

    The access to several benzo[f]perhydroisoindolic analogues of farnesyltransferase inhibitors from a single dienic precursor is reported. An initial [4 + 2] cycloaddition between diphenylisobenzofuran6 and pyrrolines 11, 14, and 15 led to either the syn or the anti isomers, depending on the mode of activation of the cycloaddition. The syn diastereomers were isolated in 90% de under 12 kbar at room temperature, while their anti counterparts were obtained with the same selectivity by warming the reaction mixture to 110 degrees C in toluene at atmospheric pressure. Both syn and anti adducts were separately N-deprotected, and the resulting amines reacted with an activated ester derived from the acid (20) to afford the final targets (5). Two new analogues (5a and 5b) of the FT inhibitor RPR 130401 were thus synthesized in a mere three-step synthetic scheme with overall yields from 30 to 60%.

  5. Proposed Integration of VMSA Submarine for WIB: RPR FOM 2.0 Mapping and Data Agreements

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    2005-12-01

    exercise. Résumé Le présent document décrit les modèles de capteur et d’arme qui seront utilisés pour simuler un sous-marin de force rouge...convenant à chaque fédéré. Principaux résultats Le présent document décrit les modèles de capteur et d’arme qui serviront à simuler le sous- marin ennemi...qui est largement utilisé par le Groupe des SCV, et le FOM RPR 2.0, qui constitue un choix naturel pour les simulateurs/simulations déjà conformes

  6. Non-Singular Assembly-mode Changing Motions for 3-RPR Parallel Manipulators

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    Zein, Mazen; Chablat, Damien

    2008-01-01

    When moving from one arbitrary location at another, a parallel manipulator may change its assembly-mode without crossing a singularity. Because the non-singular change of assembly-mode cannot be simply detected, the actual assembly-mode during motion is difficult to track. This paper proposes a global explanatory approach to help better understand non-singular assembly-mode changing motions for 3-RPR planar parallel manipulators. The approach consists in fixing one of the actuated joints and analyzing the configuration-space as a surface in a 3-dimensional space. Such a global description makes it possible to display all possible non-singular assembly-mode changing trajectories.

  7. Sublethal effects of an organophosphorus insecticide (RPR-II) on biochemical parameters of tilapia, Oreochromis mossambicus.

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    Venkateswara Rao, J

    2006-08-01

    The effect of exposure to sublethal concentrations (0.017 mg L(-1), 1/10 of LC50) of the novel organophosphate (OP) insecticide, 2-butenoic acid-3-(diethoxyphosphinothioyl) methyl ester (RPR-II) on biochemical parameters in Oreochromis mossambicus was studied during exposure for 3, 7, 15, 30 and its recovery response after seven days. Acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity of brain, gill and muscle was inhibited by 67%, 77% and 73% respectively on day-30. The plasma and kidney alanine aminotransferase (AlaAT), and aspartate aminotransferase (AspAT) activity increased, while decreases were observed in gill and liver. Increases in acid phosphatase (AcP), and alkaline phosphatase (AP) activities were observed in plasma, gill, and kidney, and reductions of 20% and 61% in liver AcP and AP, respectively. Depletion of glycogen was observed in all tissues, an indication of typical stress related response of the fish with pesticide. Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) activity decreased in liver and muscle, indicating tissue damage but a significant increase in LDH activity in gill and brain was observed. Depletion of glutathione (GSH) was observed in all tissues, thereby enhancing lipid peroxidation resulting in cell damage. The induction in hepatic glutathione-S-transferase (GST) levels indicates protection against the toxicity of xenobiotic-induced lipid peroxidation. There was a significant recovery in the above biochemical parameters, in all tissues of fish after a recovery period of seven days. These results revealed that the OP insecticide RPR-II is highly toxic and affects the intermediary metabolism of O. mossambicus.

  8. Biochemical enzyme activity in different tissues of rats exposed to a novel phosphorothionate (RPR-V).

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    Rahman, Mohammed F; Siddiqui, Mohammed K J

    2003-01-01

    The effects of a novel phosphorothionate (RPR-V) synthesized at Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, was studied using three sub-chronic doses of 0.033 (low), 0.066 (medium) and 0.099 (high) mg kg(-1) in male and female rats for a period of 90 days. This long term and repeated treatment of RPR-V revealed that the membrane bound target enzymes Aspartate aminotransferase and Alanine aminotransferase increased significantly in serum and kidney, whereas these enzymes significantly decreased in liver and lung tissues when measured after 45 and 90 days of treatment. This compound also caused significant inhibition of RBC Acetylcholinesterase, target enzyme of organophosphorus compounds revealing its effect on normal synaptic transmission. Two way Anova studies disclosed that the alterations were mostly dose and time dependent, sexual dimorphism was not observed when the activities of male rats were compared with female rats. Enzyme recoveries were recorded after 28 days of post treatment, high degree positive correlation was observed with regard to these enzymes between serum versus kidney, whereas in case of serum versus liver and lung tissues high degree negative correlation was recorded. These enzyme profiles elucidates that they increased in serum but they decreased significantly in liver and lung indicating necrosis of these tissues. However, in case of kidney the level of these enzymes increased significantly with parallel to serum, which is suggestive of an increase synthesis of these enzymes, may be an adaptive mechanism due to the stress of the toxicant. These biomarker enzymes can be detected rapidly and hence may be used for the prediction and diagnosis of pesticide insults.

  9. Genetics Blood Card Use

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — SOP guiding collection of blood for genetics analysis. Provides stepwise instructions and guidance on how to collect DNA sample using a whole blood blot card

  10. Praktik pemberian makanan pendamping ASI (MP-ASI bukan faktor risiko kejadian stunting pada anak usia 6-23 bulan

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    status, complementary foods ABSTRAKLatar belakang: Stunting merefleksikan kegagalan proses mencapai potensi pertumbuhan linear sebagai akibat dari kondisi kesehatan dan gizi yang tidak optimal. Salah satu penyebab kejadian stunting adalah kuantitas dan kualitas MP-ASI yang rendah.Tujuan: Untuk mengidentifikasi risiko praktik pemberian MP-ASI seperti usia pengenalan MP-ASI, keragaman MP-ASI, dan frekuensi MP-ASI dengan kejadian stunting pada anak usia 6-23 bulan di Kecamatan Sedayu, Bantul, Yogyakarta.Metode: Rancangan penelitian ini adalah kasus-kontrol dengan perbandingan 1:1 dan menggunakan pendekatan kuantitatif-kualitatif model concurrent embedded. Kasus adalah anak usia 6-23 bulan yang memiliki skor-z PB/U <-2SD. Kontrol adalah anak usia 6-23 bulan yang memiliki skor-z PB/U ≥-2SD yang tinggal berdekatan dengan kelompok kasus. Analisis data menggunakan analisis univariat (deskriptif, bivariat (uji chi-square dan multivariat (uji regresi logistik berganda.Hasil: Analisis bivariat menunjukkan usia pengenalan MP-ASI (OR=1,07, keragaman MP-ASI (OR=1,17, dan frekuensi pemberian MP-ASI (OR=1,69 bukan faktor risiko kejadian stunting (p>0,05. Skor keragaman MP-ASI yang lebih rendah (kelompok makanan ≤2, 3, 4 berhubungan dengan peningkatan risiko kejadian stunting berturut-turut OR=2,24, 95% CI:1,00-5,01; OR=1,82, 95% CI:0,96-3,45; OR=1,66, 95% CI:0,81-3,46. Analisis multivariat menunjukkan faktor risiko kejadian stunting adalah tinggi badan ibu (OR=1,86 dan riwayat berat badan lahir rendah (BBLR (OR=3,23,.Kesimpulan: Praktik pemberian MP-ASI seperti usia pengenalan, keragaman, dan frekuensi pemberian MP-ASI bukan merupakan faktor risiko kejadian stunting pada anak usia 6-23 bulan. Faktor risiko kejadian stunting pada anak usia 6-23 bulan yang bermakna adalah tinggi badan ibu dan riwayat BBLR.KATA KUNCI: stunting, asupan makan, status gizi, MP-ASI

  11. Nontreponemal tests in the diagnosis of neurosyphilis: an evaluation of the Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (VDRL) and the Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR) tests.

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    Castro, Rita; Prieto, Emília Simões; da Luz Martins Pereira, Filomena

    2008-01-01

    The Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (VDRL) test has long been considered the best serological test for the diagnosis of neurosyphilis. The goal of this study was to find out if the Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR) could be an alternative to the VDRL. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and sera samples from patients in the following stages of syphilis were tested: 8 had symptomatic and 16 asymptomatic neurosyphilis, 4 were in the primary stage, 6 had secondary syphilis, and 92 were in the latent stage. We have also studied 61 samples from individuals with treated syphilis and 126 with other neurological diseases than neurosyphilis. All the CSF samples were studied with both RPR and VDRL tests. RPR and VDRL test results were mostly concordant. The specificity of these tests for current neurosyphilis was 99% for the VDRL and 99.3% for the RPR, whereas the sensitivity was 70.8 and 75%, respectively, for the VDRL and RPR. In view of these results it seems to us that the RPR could be an alternative to the VDRL in the diagnosis of neurosyphilis.

  12. Effects of a novel organophosphorus pesticide (RPR-V) on extra hepatic detoxifying enzymes after repeated oral doses in rats.

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    Mahboob, Mohammed; Kaleem, Mohammed; Siddiqui, Javed

    2004-10-01

    The effects of a novel organophosphorous pesticide, 2-butenoic acid-3-(diethoxy phosphinothionyl) ethyl ester (RPR-V) on glutathione S-transferases (GST), UDP-glucuronyl transferases (UDPGT) and the level of glutathione (GSH) were evaluated in rats after repeated oral administration at 33 microg kg(-1)day(-1) (low), 66 microg kg(-1)day(-1) (mid) and 99 microg kg(-1)day(-1) (high) for 90 days and at 28 days (withdrawal) post-treatment. GSH level and GST in kidney; GSH level in brain decreased significantly at mid and high doses on 45th and 90th day (P RPR-V has the potential to modulate the extrahepatic detoxifying enzymes and thereby interact with other physiological processes in the exposed organisms.

  13. Long-term effects of a novel phosphorothionate (RPR-II) on detoxifying enzymes in brain, lung, and kidney rats.

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    Mahboob, M; Siddiqui, M K J

    2002-11-01

    The effects of a phosphorothionate, 2-butenoic acid-3-(diethoxyphosphinothioyl) methyl ester (RPR-II), on the activities of glutathione S-transferase (GST) and UDP-glucuronyltransferase (UDPGT) and the level of glutathione (GSH) were evaluated in rats after administration of RPR-II at 0.014 (low), 0.028 (medium), and 0.042 (high) mgkg(-1)day(-1) for 90 days and also at 28 days (withdrawal) after stopping treatment. Brain GST activity and GSH level decreased significantly at the high dose on the 45th and 90th days of treatment. Dose- and time-dependent decreases in GST activity and GSH was level were observed in lung at medium and high doses and in kidneys at all three doses on both the 45th and 90th days. UDPGT activity increased significantly in kidneys at the medium and high doses at 45 and 90 days. Brain and lung did not display any significant variations in UDPGT activity when compared with the control. Interestingly, the withdrawal study revealed that the effect was reversible within 28 days of cessation of treatment, when enzyme activity reverted to levels close to those of controls. The study revealed that RPR-II affected the GSH- and GST-dependent detoxification system of the treated tissues of rat and its potential to modulate the enzymes is in the order kidneys>lung>brain. The present subacute study suggests that RPR-II may bring about physiological upsets by altering GSH- and GST-dependent events in different tissues of exposed organisms.

  14. Next Generation MSTP Embedded with RPR%内嵌弹性分组环的新型MSTP

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    刘渊; 张杰; 顾畹仪

    2004-01-01

    RPR(弹性分组环)是一种基于分组的新兴传送网络技术.使用RPR组建的MSTP有效地实现了网络端口的隔离,大大提高了MSTP的带宽利用率.本文主要研究了RPR的关键技术和特点以及RPR在MSTP中的应用.

  15. Disruption - Access cards service

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  16. NCDC Punched Card Reference Manuals

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Documentation for using and reading punched cards kept at the National Weather Records Center (NWRC, previous name for NCDC and NCEI). Many of these punched card...

  17. Store Security. Credit Card Fraud.

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    Brockway, Jerry

    The manual, intended for use by adults and not in the high school classroom situation, presents material directed toward assisting in the reduction of credit card crime. This teaching guide is organized in three sections which deal with the nature of and major reasons for credit card fraud, the types of hot card runners, and methods of reducing…

  18. Optical resilient packet ring (O-RPR) based on all-optical buffering techniques

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    Wu, Chongqing; Sheng, Xingzhi; Fu, Songnian; Wei, Bin; Li, Yajie; Liu, Aiming

    2006-01-01

    This paper reports the progress of the 863 high-technology project of China "Optical Resilient Packet Ring (O-RPR) Based on All-optical Buffering Techniques". In this ring network, for the packet through an intermediate node the conversion of O/E/O is not needed in order to overcome the bottleneck of O/E/O. In all-optical node a Dual Loop Optical Buffer (DLOB) is used to revolve the collision between the packet, which pass through the node, and add packet from local user to ring. The principle of DLOB is introduced. The bit-rate of head of optical frame is lower than the bit-rate of payload in a packet, in order to increase the efficiency of transmission link. This paper will introduce the network topology, layers and the structure of optical node. It includes an optical splitter, optical delay line as input buffer, a SOA as optical switch, which switch the packet dropping down form the ring or pass through the node, a DLOB and an electric buffer. An ARM is used for regulation of different buffers. The experiment results of a demonstrate network including 3 nodes are given.

  19. Degeneracy study of the forward kinematics of planar 3-RPR parallel manipulators

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    Wenger, Philippe; Zein, Mazen

    2007-01-01

    This paper investigates two situations in which the forward kinematics of planar 3-RPR parallel manipulators degenerates. These situations have not been addressed before. The first degeneracy arises when the three input joint variables r1, r2 and r3 satisfy a certain relationship. This degeneracy yields a double root of the characteristic polynomial in t, which could be erroneously interpreted as two coalesce assembly modes. But, unlike what arises in non-degenerate cases, this double root yields two sets of solutions for the position coordinates (x, y) of the platform. In the second situation, we show that the forward kinematics degenerates over the whole joint space if the base and platform triangles are congruent and the platform triangle is rotated by 180 deg about one of its sides. For these "degenerate" manipulators, which are defined here for the first time, the forward kinematics is reduced to the solution of a 3rd-degree polynomial and a quadratics in sequence. Such manipulators constitute, in turn, ...

  20. High Survivability Net of RPR%基于RPR的高生存性网络

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    刘开银; 敖发良

    2006-01-01

    弹性分组环(RPR)技术定义了一种新型的MAC层协议,采用了共享介质传输和空间复用协议以及低于50ms的故障恢复保护的弹性机制,支持业务的分级(Service Level Agreement),即插即用,基于MAC的高速交换,可承载具有突发性的IP业务,同时支持传统的语音传送等特性,是未来城域网技术的重要发展方向.光纤技术的飞速发展使得RPR不再仅仅局限于城域网,还可以用于广域网.本文在基于弹性分组环的低于50ms的故障恢复保护的基础上,提出了具有高生存性的解决方案.

  1. RPR-based high survivability network%基于RPR的高生存性网络

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    刘开银; 敖发良

    2006-01-01

    弹性分组环(RPR)技术定义了一种新型的媒体接入控制(MAC)层协议,采用了共享介质传输和空间复用协议以及低于50 ms的故障恢复保护的弹性机制,支持服务等级协定(SLA,Service Level Agreement),即插即用,基于MAC的高速交换,可承载具有突发性的IP业务,同时支持传统的语音传送,是未来城域网技术的重要发展方向.光纤技术的飞速发展使得RPR不再仅仅局限于城域网,还可以用于广域网.文章在基于RPR的低于50 ms的故障恢复保护的基础上,提出了具有高生存性的解决方案.

  2. Smart Icon Cards

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    Dunbar, Laura

    2015-01-01

    Icons are frequently used in the music classroom to depict concepts in a developmentally appropriate way for students. SmartBoards provide music educators yet another way to share these manipulatives with students. This article provides a step-by-step tutorial to create Smart Icon Cards using the folk song "Lucy Locket."

  3. The Eggen Card Project

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    Silvis, G.

    2014-06-01

    (Abstract only) Olin Eggen, noted astronomer (1919-1998), left to us all his raw observation records recorded on 3x5 cards. This project is to make all this data available as an online resource. History and progress of the project will be presented. Project details available at: https://sites.google.com/site/eggencards/home.

  4. Proceedings of the 10th ASIS SIG/CR classification research workshop

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    This volume is a working copy of the papers presented at the 9th ASIS SIG/CR workshop on classification research, held in Washington, DC, at the ASIS Annual Meeting on Sunday 31 October 1999. The contributions printed here are working papers, and thus, not necessarily in their final form. For thi......This volume is a working copy of the papers presented at the 9th ASIS SIG/CR workshop on classification research, held in Washington, DC, at the ASIS Annual Meeting on Sunday 31 October 1999. The contributions printed here are working papers, and thus, not necessarily in their final form...

  5. REMINDER REPLACEMENT OF FRENCH CARDS

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    The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs is currently replacing all diplomatic cards, special cards and employment permits («attestations de fonctions») held by members of the personnel and their families. These cards are replaced by secure, computerized equivalents. The old cards may no longer be used after 31 December 2001. For the purposes of the handover, members of the personnel must go personally to the cards office (33/1-015) between 8h30 and 12h30, in order to fill in a «fiche individuelle» form, taking the following documents for themselves and members of their families already in possession of a French card : A recent identity photograph in 4.5 cm x 3.5 cm format, the French card in their possession, an A4 photocopy of the same French card, certified by the cards office as being a true copy. Those members of the personnel whose cards (and/or cards belonging to members of their families) are shortly due to expire, or have recently done so, are also requested...

  6. GenASiS: General Astrophysical Simulation System. I. Fundamentals

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    Cardall, Christian Y; Endeve, Eirik; Mezzacappa, Anthony

    2012-01-01

    GenASiS (General Astrophysical Simulation System) is a new code being developed initially and primarily, though by no means exclusively, for the simulation of core-collapse supernovae on the world's leading capability supercomputers. Using the features of Fortran 2003 that allow for object-oriented programming, its classes are grouped into three major divisions: (1) Basics, which contains some basic utilitarian functionality for large-scale simulations on distributed-memory supercomputers; (2) Mathematics, which includes generic mathematical constructs and solvers that are as agnostic as possible with regard to the specifics of any particular system; and (3) Physics, which sets up physical spaces associated with various theories of spacetime (including gravity), defines various forms of stress-energy, and combines these into `universes.' To provide a foundation for subsequent papers focusing on the implementation of various pieces of physics needed for the simulation of core-collapse supernovae and other astr...

  7. Neutron diffraction studies of nanoparticle RMnO{sub 3} compounds (R=Pr, Nd)

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    Baran, S., E-mail: stanislaw.baran@uj.edu.pl [M. Smoluchowski Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University, Reymonta 4, PL-30 059 Kraków (Poland); Dyakonov, V. [Institute of Physics, PAS, Al. Lotników 32/46, PL-02-668 Warszawa (Poland); A. A. Gałkin Donetsk Physico-Technical Institute, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 72 R. Luxembourg Str., Donetsk 83114 (Ukraine); Hofmann, T.; Hoser, A. [Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH, Hahn-Meitner Platz 1, D-14 109 Berlin (Germany); Penc, B. [M. Smoluchowski Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University, Reymonta 4, PL-30 059 Kraków (Poland); Kravchenko, Z. [A. A. Gałkin Donetsk Physico-Technical Institute, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 72 R. Luxembourg Str., Donetsk 83114 (Ukraine); Szytuła, A. [M. Smoluchowski Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University, Reymonta 4, PL-30 059 Kraków (Poland)

    2013-10-15

    The neutron diffraction measurements of the nano-size RMnO{sub 3} (R=Pr, Nd) manganites have been performed. The obtained results indicate that these compounds crystallize in the orthorhombic crystal structure described by the space group Pnma. Low temperature data indicate both the absence of a long-range magnetic order down to 1.5 K in the PrMnO{sub 3} sample annealed at 800 °C and the C{sub x}F{sub y} magnetic structure with a very low value of the Mn magnetic moment as compared with bulk sample in the sample annealed at 900 °C. In the NdMnO{sub 3} samples annealed at 850 °C and 900 °C the magnetic order is described by the C{sub x}F{sub y} mode in the Mn sublattice and the F{sub y} mode in the Nd sublattice. The values of the Mn and Nd magnetic moments are lower that those in a bulk sample. Based on the model proposed in López-Quintela et al. [1] and Balcells et al. [2] the thickness of nonmagnetic shell was determined to be 7.1(4) nm in PrMnO{sub 3} and 4.6(5) nm in both the NdMnO{sub 3} compounds. - Highlights: • Magnetic structures of nanoparticle RMnO{sub 3} (R = Pr, Nd) samples have been determined. • The results have been compared with those obtained for polycrystalline samples. • According to the model in Refs. [1,2] the thickness of nonmagnetic shell has been found.

  8. The anti-coagulants asis or apc do not protect against renal ischemia/ reperfusion injury

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    Sarah T.B.G. Loubele

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Renal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R injury is the main cause of acute renal failure. The severity of injury is determined by endothelial damage as well as inflammatory and apoptotic processes. The anticoagulants active site inhibited factor VIIa (ASIS and activated protein C (APC are besides their anticoagulant function also known for their cytoprotective properties. In this study the effect of ASIS and APC was assessed on renal I/R injury and this in relation to inflammation and apoptosis. Our results showed no effect of ASIS or APC on renal injury as determined by histopathological scoring as well as by blood urea nitrogen (BUN and creatinine levels. Furthermore, no effect on fibrin staining was detected but ASIS did reduce tissue factor activity levels after a 2-hr reperfusion period. Neither ASIS nor APC administration influenced overall inflammation markers, although some inflammatory effects of ASIS on interleukin (IL-1β and tumor necrosis factor (TNF-α were detectable after 2 hr of reperfusion. Finally, neither APC nor ASIS had an influence on cell signaling pathways or on the number of apoptotic cells within the kidneys. From this study we can conclude that the anticoagulants ASIS and APC do not have protective effects in renal I/R injury in the experimental setup as used in this study which is in contrast to the protective effects of these anticoagulants in other models of I/R.

  9. Evaluation of different confirmatory algorithms using seven treponemal tests on Architect Syphilis TP-positive/RPR-negative sera.

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    Jonckheere, S; Berth, M; Van Esbroeck, M; Blomme, S; Lagrou, K; Padalko, E

    2015-10-01

    The Architect Syphilis TP is considered to be a suitable screening test due to its high sensitivity and full automation. According to the International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections (IUSTI) 2014 guidelines, however, positive screening tests need confirmation with Treponema pallidum particle agglutination (TP.PA). Among Architect-positive results, samples with a negative non-treponemal test present the major diagnostic challenge. In this multicenter study, we investigated if other, preferable less labor-intensive treponemal tests could replace TP.PA. A total of 178 rapid plasma reagin (RPR)-negative sera with an Architect value between 1 and 15 S/CO were prospectively selected in three centers. These sera were analyzed with TP.PA and six alternative treponemal tests: three immunoblots and three tests on random-access analyzers. The diagnostic performance of the treponemal tests differed substantially, with the overall agreement between the six alternative tests ranging from 44.6 to 82.0%. Based on TP.PA as the gold standard, the INNO-LIA IgG blot, the BioPlex 2200 IgG, and the Syphilis TPA showed a high sensitivity, while the EUROLINE-WB IgG blot, recomLine Treponema IgG blot, and the Chorus Syphilis screen showed a high specificity. However, an Architect cut-off of 5.6 S/CO can serve as an alternative for these confirmatory treponemal tests in case of an RPR-negative result. Treponemal tests show poor agreement in this challenging group of Architect-positive/RPR-negative sera. The most optimal algorithm is obtained by assigning sera with an Architect value >5.6 S/CO as true-positives and sera with a value between 1 and 5.6 S/CO as undetermined, requiring further testing with TP.PA.

  10. Application of RPR in Metro Police Computer Network System%关于RPR在地铁公安计算机网络系统的应用

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    钟飞

    2012-01-01

    弹性分组环(RPR,Resilient Packet Rings)MAC标准用于地铁公安计算机网络的数据业务传输,能够优化LAN、MAN和WAN拓扑环上数据包的传输。介绍RPR在地铁公安计算机网络系统的应用情况,详细分析RPR在计算机网络的适用性、特点、系统结构、功能、系统配置等方面。%Resilient Packet Rings MAC standard are adopted for the metro police computer network data transmission services to optimize the packet transmission over LAN,MAN and WAN topology ring.This paper describes the application of RPR metro police computer network systems and analyzes the applicability,characteristics,structure,function,system configuration of the RPR computer networks.

  11. RPR和TPPA在梅毒血清测定中的比较研究%The determination with RPR and TPPA for serum syphilis

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    白艳丽

    2015-01-01

    目的:探讨RPR和TPPA在梅毒血清学测定中的临床价值。方法选择确诊梅毒患者600例,确诊排除梅毒者600例,RPR组使用RPR测定法,TPPA组使用TPPA测定法,比较两组不同阶段梅毒检查阳性率,并分析特异性和敏感性。结果TPPA组对Ⅰ期、Ⅱ期和Ⅲ期梅毒检查阳性率均显著高于RPR组(P<0.05), TPPA组特异性和敏感性均超过95.0%,显著高于RPR组(P<0.05)。结论 RPR测定其特异性和敏感性低于TPPA检测适用于普查,TPPA检测则可作为确诊方法运用于临床。%Objective To explore the clinical value of Rpr and tppa for serum syphilis. Methods 600 cases confirmed with syphilis patients and 600 cases of confirmed without syphilis were choosed, RPR group were used RPR,the TPPA group were used TPPA,then different stage syphilis positive rate of examination and specificity and sensitivity were compared in the two groups. Results TPPA group with stageⅠ, Ⅱ and Ⅲ check syphilis positive rate were significantly higher than RPR group (P<0.05), specificity and sensitivity with TPPA group were more than 95.0%,they were higher than RPR group(P<0.05). Conclusion The detection of RPR measure with specificity and sensitivity are lower than the TPPA,it is suitable for the census,and TPPA test can be applied to clinical diagnosis method.

  12. RPR 107393, a potent squalene synthase inhibitor and orally effective cholesterol-lowering agent: comparison with inhibitors of HMG-CoA reductase.

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    Amin, D; Rutledge, R Z; Needle, S N; Galczenski, H F; Neuenschwander, K; Scotese, A C; Maguire, M P; Bush, R C; Hele, D J; Bilder, G E; Perrone, M H

    1997-05-01

    Squalene synthase catalyzes the reductive dimerization of two molecules of farnesyl pyrophosphate to form squalene and is the first committed step in sterol synthesis. A specific inhibitor of squalene synthase would inhibit cholesterol biosynthesis but not prevent the formation of other products of the isoprenoid pathway, such as dolichol and ubiquinone. RPR 107393 [3-hydroxy-3-[4-(quinolin-6-yl)phenyl]-1-azabicyclo[2-2-2]octane dihydrochloride] and its R and S enantiomers are potent inhibitors of rat liver microsomal squalene synthase, with IC50 values of 0.6 to 0.9 nM. One hour after oral administration to rats, RPR 107393 inhibited de novo [14C]cholesterol biosynthesis from [14C]mevalonate in the liver with an ED50 value of 5 mg/kg. Diacid metabolites of [14C]farnesyl pyrophosphate were identified after acid treatment of the livers of these animals. These results support in vitro data demonstrating that these compounds are inhibitors of squalene synthase. In rats, RPR 107393 (30 mg/kg p.o. b.i.d. for 2 days) reduced total serum cholesterol by RPR 107393 (20 mg/kg b.i.d.) reduced plasma cholesterol concentration by 50% after 1 week of administration; this was greater than the reduction observed with lovastatin or pravastatin, neither of which produced > 31% reduction in plasma cholesterol when administered for 1 week at a dose of 50 mg/kg b.i.d. The R and S enantiomers of RPR 107393 (20 mg/kg p.o. q.d. for 7 days) reduced plasma low density lipoprotein cholesterol by 50% and 43%, respectively, whereas high density lipoprotein cholesterol was unchanged. In summary, RPR 107393 is a potent inhibitor of squalene synthase. It is an orally effective hypocholesterolemic agent in rats and marmosets that has greater efficacy than lovastatin or pravastatin in the marmoset.

  13. PENGARUH KONSUMSI JANTUNG PISANG BATU TERHADAP PENINGKATAN PRODUKSI ASI DI WILAYAH PUSKESMAS SRIKUNCORO, KECAMATAN PONDOK KELAPA, BENGKULU TENGAH TAHUN 2012

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    Latar Belakang: Air susu ibu (ASI) adalah makanan terbaik untuk bayi, jantung pisang batu merupakan jenis makananmengandung Laktogogum yaitu zat gizi yang dapat meningkatkan dan melancarkan produksi ASI terutama pada ibu yangmengalami masalah dalam produksi ASI. Adapun tujuan penelitian ini adalah untuk mengetahui pengaruh jantung pisangbatu terhadap peningkatan produksi ASI pada Ibu Menyusui di Wilayah Puskesmas Srikuncoro Kecamatan Pondok KelapaBengkulu Tengah Tahun 2012. Metode: Metode pen...

  14. Drosophila Bruce can potently suppress Rpr- and Grim-dependent but not Hid-dependent cell death.

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    Vernooy, Stephanie Y; Chow, Vivian; Su, Julius; Verbrugghe, Koen; Yang, Jennifer; Cole, Susannah; Olson, Michael R; Hay, Bruce A

    2002-07-09

    Bruce is a large protein (530 kDa) that contains an N-terminal baculovirus IAP repeat (BIR) and a C-terminal ubiquitin conjugation domain (E2). BRUCE upregulation occurs in some cancers and contributes to the resistance of these cells to DNA-damaging chemotherapeutic drugs. However, it is still unknown whether Bruce inhibits apoptosis directly or instead plays some other more indirect role in mediating chemoresistance, perhaps by promoting drug export, decreasing the efficacy of DNA damage-dependent cell death signaling, or by promoting DNA repair. Here, we demonstrate, using gain-of-function and deletion alleles, that Drosophila Bruce (dBruce) can potently inhibit cell death induced by the essential Drosophila cell death activators Reaper (Rpr) and Grim but not Head involution defective (Hid). The dBruce BIR domain is not sufficient for this activity, and the E2 domain is likely required. dBruce does not promote Rpr or Grim degradation directly, but its antiapoptotic actions do require that their N termini, required for interaction with DIAP1 BIR2, be intact. dBruce does not block the activity of the apical cell death caspase Dronc or the proapoptotic Bcl-2 family member Debcl/Drob-1/dBorg-1/Dbok. Together, these results argue that dBruce can regulate cell death at a novel point.

  15. Le patrimoine urbain en Asie centrale 

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    Guillemette Pincent

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Le « patrimoine urbain » est une expression utilisée en Europe occidentale depuis le début du XXe siècle. Quelle signification prend-il en Asie centrale ? Nous verrons que le patrimoine urbain y est un concept étatique qui répond à des impératifs économiques, politiques et non historiques. Il regroupe principalement des monuments utiles au pouvoir politique et se soucie peu de l’authenticité historique chère à l’Occident.The “urban heritage” is an expression used in Western Europe since the beginning of XXth century. What meaning does it take in Central Asia? We shall see that the urban heritage is a state concept, which answers to economic, political and not historic imperatives. It includes mainly monuments useful for the political power and cares few about the historic authenticity advocated by the West.

  16. Smart Cards and remote entrusting

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    Aussel, Jean-Daniel; D'Annoville, Jerome; Castillo, Laurent; Durand, Stephane; Fabre, Thierry; Lu, Karen; Ali, Asad

    Smart cards are widely used to provide security in end-to-end communication involving servers and a variety of terminals, including mobile handsets or payment terminals. Sometime, end-to-end server to smart card security is not applicable, and smart cards must communicate directly with an application executing on a terminal, like a personal computer, without communicating with a server. In this case, the smart card must somehow trust the terminal application before performing some secure operation it was designed for. This paper presents a novel method to remotely trust a terminal application from the smart card. For terminals such as personal computers, this method is based on an advanced secure device connected through the USB and consisting of a smart card bundled with flash memory. This device, or USB dongle, can be used in the context of remote untrusting to secure portable applications conveyed in the dongle flash memory. White-box cryptography is used to set the secure channel and a mechanism based on thumbprint is described to provide external authentication when session keys need to be renewed. Although not as secure as end-to-end server to smart card security, remote entrusting with smart cards is easy to deploy for mass-market applications and can provide a reasonable level of security.

  17. Dual Card,Double Happiness

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    2009-01-01

    As Christmas Day and New Year Day draw near, why not treat yourself with a smart digital gizmo. Then, the Samsung Dual-card Cellphone is what you are longing for. Samsung B5712C, the first dual-card model released by Samsung,

  18. It's All in the Cards.

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    Burke, Jim

    2002-01-01

    Describes how the author learned by watching low-achieving students play intricate card games such as "Magic" that they can learn, can remember, and certainly can master information. Realizes that these cards were advanced learning tools, multifaceted texts using color, symbols, images, texts, and metaphor to help create a world of information.…

  19. Electronic payments using payment cards

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    Waaij, B.D. van der; Siljee, B.I.J.; Broekhuijsen, B.J.; Ponsioen, C.; Maas, A.; Aten, R.M.; Hoepman, J.H.; Loon, J.H. van; Smit, M.

    2009-01-01

    A method of making a payment uses a mobile communication device (1) and a payment card (2), both the mobile communication device (1) and the payment card (2) being provided with a respective near field communication unit (11, 21) and at least the mobile communication device (1) being provided with a

  20. The c-cards game

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    Valente, Andrea

    2005-01-01

    C-cards are an easy-to-reify, graphical formalism capable of expressing computational systems, discrete both in time and in space. The main goal of the project aims at scaling-down the learning complexity of Computer Science core contents. We argue that our cards present many dimensions of flexib......C-cards are an easy-to-reify, graphical formalism capable of expressing computational systems, discrete both in time and in space. The main goal of the project aims at scaling-down the learning complexity of Computer Science core contents. We argue that our cards present many dimensions...... of flexibility, resulting in a highly customizable learning object, that gives teachers and pedagogues freedom with respect to reification and deployment strategies. The correlation between the c-cards game and children's soft skills is also discussed....

  1. Potent quinoxaline-based inhibitors of PDGF receptor tyrosine kinase activity. Part 2: the synthesis and biological activities of RPR127963 an orally bioavailable inhibitor.

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    He, Wei; Myers, Michael R; Hanney, Barbara; Spada, Alfred P; Bilder, Glenda; Galzcinski, Helen; Amin, Dilip; Needle, Saul; Page, Ken; Jayyosi, Zaid; Perrone, Mark H

    2003-09-15

    RPR127963 demonstrates an excellent pharmacokinetic profile in several species and was found to be efficacious in the prevention of restenosis in a Yucatan mini-pig model upon oral administration of 1-5 mg/kg. The in vitro selectivity profile and SAR of the highly optimized PDGF-R tyrosine kinase inhibitor are highlighted.

  2. RPR 106541, a novel, airways-selective glucocorticoid: effects against antigen-induced CD4+ T lymphocyte accumulation and cytokine gene expression in the Brown Norway rat lung.

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    Underwood, S L; Raeburn, D; Lawrence, C; Foster, M; Webber, S; Karlsson, J A

    1997-10-01

    1. The effects of a novel 17-thiosteroid, RPR 106541, were investigated in a rat model of allergic airway inflammation. 2. In sensitized Brown Norway rats, challenge with inhaled antigen (ovalbumin) caused an influx of eosinophils and neutrophils into the lung tissue and airway lumen. In the lung tissue there was also an accumulation of CD4+ T lymphocytes and increased expression of mRNA for interleukin-4 (IL-4) and IL-5, but not interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma). These findings are consistent with an eosinophilia orchestrated by activated Th2-type cells. 3. RPR 106541 (10-300 microg kg[-1]), administered by intratracheal instillation into the airways 24 h and 1 h before antigen challenge, dose-dependently inhibited cell influx into the airway lumen. RPR 106541 (100 microg kg[-1]) caused a significant (PRPR 106541 was approximately 7 times and 4 times more potent than budesonide and fluticasone propionate, respectively. 4. When tested at a single dose (300 microg kg[-1]), RPR 106541 and fluticasone each caused a significant (PRPR 106541 and fluticasone (300 microg kg[-1]), but not budesonide (300 microg kg[-1]), significantly (PRPR 106541 (300 microg kg[-1]) also significantly (PRPR 106541 in this model, which mimics important aspects of airway inflammation in human allergic asthmatics, suggests that this glucocorticoid may be useful in the treatment of bronchial asthma.

  3. Implementation of Java Card Virtual Machine

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    刘嵩岩; 毛志刚; 叶以正

    2000-01-01

    Java card is a new system for programming smart cards, which is based on the Java language and Virtual Machine. Java card programs (applets)run in Java Card Runtime Environment (JCRE) including the Java Card Virtual Machine (JCVM), the framework, the associated native methods and the API (Application Programming Interface). JCVM is implemented as two separate pieces:off-card VM (Virtual Machine) and on-card VM. The stack model and heap memory structure used by on-card VM and exception handling are introduced. Because there are limited resources within smart card environment, and garbage collection is not supported in JCVM, the preferred way to exception handling does not directly involve the use of throw, although the throw keyword is supported. Security is the most important feature of smart card. The Java card applet security feature is also discussed.

  4. Punch Card Programmable Microfluidics

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    Korir, George

    2014-01-01

    Small volume fluid handling in single and multiphase microfluidics provides a promising strategy for efficient bio-chemical assays, low-cost point-of-care diagnostics and new approaches to scientific discoveries. However multiple barriers exist towards low-cost field deployment of programmable microfluidics. Incorporating multiple pumps, mixers and discrete valve based control of nanoliter fluids and droplets in an integrated, programmable manner without additional required external components has remained elusive. Combining the idea of punch card programming with arbitrary fluid control, here we describe a self-contained, hand-crank powered, multiplex and robust programmable microfluidic platform. A paper tape encodes information as a series of punched holes. A mechanical reader/actuator reads these paper tapes and correspondingly executes a series of operations onto a microfluidic chip coupled to the platform in a plug-and-play fashion. Enabled by the complexity of codes that can be represented by a series ...

  5. Fundamental Physics with the ASI Lunar Mission MAGIA (Phase A Study)

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    Dell'Agnello, S.; Currie, D.; Delle Monache, G.; Vittori, R.; Bellettini, G.; March, R.; Tauraso, R.; Boni, A.; Cantone, C.; Garattini, M.; Lops, C.; Martini, M.; Prosperi, C.

    2008-07-01

    MAGIA is a mission selected by ASI for Phase A study for the planetology science and fundamental physics measurements: Gravitational Redshift; Precursor test of Proposal LLRRA-21 (NASA LSSO); Measurement of the Selenocenter.

  6. GenASiS: General Astrophysical Simulation System. II. Nonrelativistic Hydrodynamics

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    Cardall, Christian Y; Endeve, Eirik; Mezzacappa, Anthony

    2012-01-01

    In this paper, the second in a series, we document the algorithms and solvers for compressible nonrelativistic hydrodynamics implemented in GenASiS (General Astrophysical Simulation System)---a new code being developed initially and primarily, though by no means exclusively, for the simulation of core-collapse supernovae. In the Mathematics division of GenASiS we introduce Solvers, which includes finite-volume updates for generic hyperbolic BalanceEquations and ordinary differential equation integration Steps. We also introduce the Physics division of GenASiS; this extends the Manifolds division of Mathematics into physical Spaces, defines StressEnergies, and combines these into Universes. We benchmark the hydrodynamics capabilities of GenASiS against many standard test problems; the results illustrate the basic competence of our implementation, demonstrate the manifest superiority of the HLLC over the HLL Riemann solver in a number of interesting cases, and provide preliminary indications of the code's abili...

  7. Punch card programmable microfluidics.

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    Korir, George; Prakash, Manu

    2015-01-01

    Small volume fluid handling in single and multiphase microfluidics provides a promising strategy for efficient bio-chemical assays, low-cost point-of-care diagnostics and new approaches to scientific discoveries. However multiple barriers exist towards low-cost field deployment of programmable microfluidics. Incorporating multiple pumps, mixers and discrete valve based control of nanoliter fluids and droplets in an integrated, programmable manner without additional required external components has remained elusive. Combining the idea of punch card programming with arbitrary fluid control, here we describe a self-contained, hand-crank powered, multiplex and robust programmable microfluidic platform. A paper tape encodes information as a series of punched holes. A mechanical reader/actuator reads these paper tapes and correspondingly executes operations onto a microfluidic chip coupled to the platform in a plug-and-play fashion. Enabled by the complexity of codes that can be represented by a series of holes in punched paper tapes, we demonstrate independent control of 15 on-chip pumps with enhanced mixing, normally-closed valves and a novel on-demand impact-based droplet generator. We demonstrate robustness of operation by encoding a string of characters representing the word "PUNCHCARD MICROFLUIDICS" using the droplet generator. Multiplexing is demonstrated by implementing an example colorimetric water quality assays for pH, ammonia, nitrite and nitrate content in different water samples. With its portable and robust design, low cost and ease-of-use, we envision punch card programmable microfluidics will bring complex control of microfluidic chips into field-based applications in low-resource settings and in the hands of children around the world.

  8. Punch card programmable microfluidics.

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    George Korir

    Full Text Available Small volume fluid handling in single and multiphase microfluidics provides a promising strategy for efficient bio-chemical assays, low-cost point-of-care diagnostics and new approaches to scientific discoveries. However multiple barriers exist towards low-cost field deployment of programmable microfluidics. Incorporating multiple pumps, mixers and discrete valve based control of nanoliter fluids and droplets in an integrated, programmable manner without additional required external components has remained elusive. Combining the idea of punch card programming with arbitrary fluid control, here we describe a self-contained, hand-crank powered, multiplex and robust programmable microfluidic platform. A paper tape encodes information as a series of punched holes. A mechanical reader/actuator reads these paper tapes and correspondingly executes operations onto a microfluidic chip coupled to the platform in a plug-and-play fashion. Enabled by the complexity of codes that can be represented by a series of holes in punched paper tapes, we demonstrate independent control of 15 on-chip pumps with enhanced mixing, normally-closed valves and a novel on-demand impact-based droplet generator. We demonstrate robustness of operation by encoding a string of characters representing the word "PUNCHCARD MICROFLUIDICS" using the droplet generator. Multiplexing is demonstrated by implementing an example colorimetric water quality assays for pH, ammonia, nitrite and nitrate content in different water samples. With its portable and robust design, low cost and ease-of-use, we envision punch card programmable microfluidics will bring complex control of microfluidic chips into field-based applications in low-resource settings and in the hands of children around the world.

  9. Caquexia cardíaca

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    A. Miján de la Torre; E. Martín de la Torre; de Mateo Silleras, Beatriz

    2006-01-01

    La insuficiencia cardíaca de carácter crónico (ICC), en especial si afecta al corazón derecho, ocasiona con frecuencia malnutrición. Si esta es grave y se unen otros componentes, puede producirse caquexia cardíaca. Esta se asocia a mayor morbilidad y menor supervivencia de los pacientes que la padecen. Las causas de la caquexia cardíaca son diversas, en general asociadas a mantener balance energético negativo, surgiendo cada vez mayor evidencia que apoya un origen multifactorial de la m...

  10. PERUBAHAN KANDUNGAN YODIUM DALAM ASI SETELAH PEMBERIAN YODIUM DOSIS TINGGI PER ORAL PADA IBU MENYUSUI

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    Muhilal Muhilal

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Telah dilakukan penelitian pengaruh pemberian kapsul iodium dosis tinggi pada ibu menyusui terhadap kadar iodium dalam ASI di Kecamatan Dukun dan Srumbung, Jawa Tengah. Ibu menyusui dibagi dalam 2 kelompok: kelompok perlakuan dan kelompok pembanding. Urine dan ASI pada kelompok perlakuan dan pembanding dikumpulkan pada hari 0, 2, 7, 30, 90 dan 180. Analisis iodium dilakukan dengan cara Kolhoff and Sanders. Pola perubahan kandungan iodium ASI sama dengan pola perubahan iodium dalam urin dengan koefisien korelasi sebesar 0.96. Kandungan iodium dalam ASI pada kelompok perlakuan ditemukan pada hari kedua dengan nilai 16350 ug/L dibandingkan dengan 75 ug/L pada kelompok pembanding, kemudian menurun secara perlahan sampai mendekati nilai normal pada hari ke 180 setelah pemberian kapsul iodium. Diperkirakan kandungan iodium dalam ASI sekitar 60% dari kandungan iodium dalam urin. Dengan dugaan adanya kelebihan masukan iodium pada bayi yang menerima dari dua sumber, yaitu ASI dan kapsul yang diberikan langsung pada bayi dalam program IDD, perlu dipertimbangkan kemudian timbulkan efek sampingan pada bayi karena kelebihan iodium.

  11. Patron ID Cards Made Easy and Cheap

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    Peischl, Tom

    1978-01-01

    Four major problems of academic library identification cards are expense, distribution, timeliness, and validation. By moving from a commercially produced plastic library card to a locally produced paper IBM-type card, this library solved these four library card problems. (Author)

  12. Payment Cards Market Competition Heats Up

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    WANGPEI

    2005-01-01

    China is widely recognized to be one of the domestic payment card markets with greatest potential. According to statistics from the People's Bank of China, the country's central bank, the number of bank cards in China had risen to 76z million as of the end of 2004, a figure that included 663 million debit cards and 98 million credit cards.

  13. Turning a Private Label Bank Card into a Multi-function Campus ID Card.

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    James, Thomas G.; Norwood, Bill R.

    1991-01-01

    This article describes the development at Florida State University of the Seminole ACCESS card, which functions simultaneously as a bank automated teller machine card, a student identification card, and a debit card. Explained are the partnership between the university and the bank charge card center, funding system, technologies involved, and…

  14. From EuCARD to EuCARD-2

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    Chaudron, M

    2013-01-01

    The one word that best describes the spirit of the EuCARD ’13 event (see here) that took place from 10 to 14 June at CERN is "collaboration". The event brought together more than 180 accelerator specialists from all over the world to celebrate the conclusion of the EuCARD project and to kick off its successor, EuCARD-2.   EuCARD-2 brings a global view to particle accelerator research in order to address challenges for future generations of accelerators. The project officially began on 1 May 2013 and will run for four years. With a total budget of €23.4 million, including an €8 million EU contribution, it will build upon the success of EuCARD and push it into an even more innovative regime. EuCARD-2 aims to significantly enhance multidisciplinary R&D for European accelerators and will actively contribute to the development of a European Research Area in accelerator science. This will be accomplished by promoting complementary expertise, cross-d...

  15. Sisearhitektid Väino Tamm ja Vello Asi. Näitusekataloog = Interior architects Väino Tamm and Vello Asi. Exhibition catalogue

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    2008-01-01

    Näitusekataloogi "Tamm ja Asi" autor ja koostaja Karen Jagodin ning kujundaja Tiit Jürna pälvisid Eesti Sisearhitektide Liidu 2007. a. publitsistika preemia. Enamik raamatus publitseeritud fotodest pärineb fotograaf Rein Vainküla kogust. K. Jagodinist ja T. Jürnast, nende fotod

  16. Press rate card: Paralympic Games

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    2013-01-01

    This catalogue provides a general overview of the press rate card programme, in an effort to make it as user-friendly as possible for the accredited written and photographic press and non-rights-holding broadcasters.

  17. All Cards On the Table

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    2007-01-01

    Foreign-funded banks were allowed to issue bank cards after securing renminbi business for Chinese citizens last December, ushering in toe-to-toe competition between Chinese and foreign banks The China Banking Regulatory Commission(CBRC) began

  18. RENEWAL OF SWISS LEGITIMATION CARDS

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    2000-01-01

    Members of the personnel, holders of SWISS LEGITIMATION CARDS due to expire during the year 2000, need to change them. Those concerned should bring: - a recent passport photo (with NAME and first name on the back) - the expired (or due to expire) card and a recto-verso photocopy on A4 size paper (for certified authentication) to: Bureau des cartes, bldg 33.1-009/1-011. HR Division will notify members of personnel as soon as the new cards are available.Be careful: if you are in possession of expired cards (Swiss or French), or if you present non-certified copies, the Organisation will not take any responsibility in case of difficulties with the customs authorities or the police.

  19. RENEWAL OF SWISS LEGITIMATION CARDS

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    Members of the personnel and their families, holders of SWISS LEGITIMATION CARDS due to expire during the year 2001, need to change them. Those concerned should bring : a recent passport photo (with NAME and first name on the back) the expired (or due to expire) card and a recto-verso photocopy on A4 size paper (for certified authentication) to Bureau des cartes, building 33/1-009/1-015. Members of the personnel will be notified by the Social and Statutary Conditions Group, HR Division as soon as the new cards are available. Be careful: If you are in possession of expired cards (Swiss or French), or if you present non-certified copies, the Organization will not take any responsibility in case of difficulties with the customs authorities or the police.

  20. RENEWAL OF SWISS LEGITIMATION CARDS

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    Members of the personnel, holders of SWISS LEGITIMATION CARDS due to expire during the year 2000, need to change them. Those concerned should bring : - a recent passport photo (with NAME and first name on the back) - the expired (or due to expire) card and a recto-verso photocopy on A4 size paper (for certified authentication) to: Bureau des cartes, bât 33.1-009/1-011. HR Division will notify members of personnel as soon as the new cards are available. Be careful: if you are in possession of expired cards (Swiss or French), or if you present non-certified copies, the Organization will not take any responsibility in case of difficulties with the customs authorities or the police.

  1. RENEWAL OF SWISS LEGITIMATION CARDS

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    Division des Ressources Humaines; Human Resources Division; Tel. 79494-74683

    2000-01-01

    Members of the personnel, holders of SWISS LEGITIMATION CARDS due to expire during the year 2000, need to change them. Those concerned should bring : a recent passport photo (with NAME and first name on the back) the expired (or due to expire) card and a recto-verso photocopy on A4 size paper (for certified authentication)to: Bureau des cartes, Bât 33.1-009/1-011. Members of personnel will be notified by HR Division as soon as the new cards are available. Be careful: if you are in possession of expired cards (Swiss or French), or if you present non-certified copies, the Organization will not take any responsibility in case of difficulties with the customs authorities or the police.

  2. RENEWAL OF SWISS LEGITIMATION CARDS

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    Human Resources Division; Human Resources Division; Tel. 79494-74683

    2000-01-01

    Members of the personnel, holders of SWISS LEGITIMATION CARDS due to expire during the year 2000, need to change them. Those concerned should bring: ­ a recent passport photo (with NAME and first name on the back) ­ the expired (or due to expire) card and a recto-verso photocopy on A4 size paper (for certified authentication) to: Bureau des cartes, Bât 33.1-009/1-011 Members of the personnel will be notified by HR Division as soon as the new cards are available. Be careful: if you are in possession of expired cards (Swiss or French), or if you present non-certified copies, the Organization will not take any responsability in case of difficulties with the customs authorities or the police.

  3. OPENING HOURS FOR CARDS OFFICE

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    2001-01-01

    Due to the extra workload generated by the global renewal of French cards and in order to preserve the level of service offered by the cards office, please note that this office will in future be open every morning from 8.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. until further notice. The service can be contacted by telephone during the same hours. Thank you for your understanding.

  4. Acute and sub-acute effects of 2-butenoic acid-3-(diethoxy phosphinothioyl) methyl ester (RPR-II) on testis of albino rat.

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    Khan, I A; Reddy, B V; Mahboob, M; Rahman, M F; Jamil, Kaiser

    2002-02-01

    Acute and sub-acute toxic effects of a novel phosphorothionate coded as RPR-II on testis of albino rats were studied. In acute study rats received a single dose of 12.3 mg/kg of RPR-II and sacrificed after 24 hr. For sub-acute study 0.58 mg/kg/day was administered orally to rats for 10 and 21 days. Acute exposure of rats to RPR-II brought no change either in the gonadosomatic index (GSI) or in the structure of testis or in the serum levels of testosterone. Testis glutathione (GSH) level and glutathione S-transferase (GST) activity was significantly decreased whereas, acid phosphatase (AcP) levels increased significantly at 24 hr post-treatment. On 7th day (withdrawal period) after the cessation of the treatment the GSH, GST, AcP, and AkP levels reached to near control. The sub-acute study revealed a significant decrease in GSI on 10th and 21st day of the treatment. In contrast, a time-dependent and significant increased in GSH level and GST activity was observed on 100th and 21st day of post-treatment, except GSH level on 10th day, which was declined. Due to RPR-II treatment the testis AcP and alkaline phosphatase (AkP) levels were significant at both 10th and 21st day of medication but AcP levels were increased whereas AkP levels decreased. The histopathological studies on day 10th showed considerable loss of spermatozoids in testis and at 21st day complete derangement of cellular organization was observed. Testosterone levels decreased significantly on 10th day and remained significantly low at 21st day. However, withdrawal studies showed a recovery in testis of rat treated with RPR-II. GST, GSH, GSI, AcP and AkP values recovered, testosterone levels were also well recovered but recovery in testis structure remained at a low profile. The present study suggests that RPR-II may cause testicular toxicity in rats affecting the normal functioning of testis and it also gave some new information in withdrawal studies.

  5. Effect of Hfq on RprA-rpoS mRNA pairing: Hfq-RNA binding and the influence of the 5' rpoS mRNA leader region.

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    Updegrove, Taylor; Wilf, Nabil; Sun, Xueguang; Wartell, Roger M

    2008-10-28

    The rpoS mRNA encodes a stress response transcription factor in Escherichia coli. It is one of a growing number of mRNAs found to be regulated by small RNAs (sRNA). Translation initiation of rpoS mRNA is enhanced by two sRNAs, DsrA and RprA, that pair to the same site near the rpoS start codon in the presence of the Hfq protein. In this work, we examine the interaction of E. coli Hfq with RprA and two portions of the rpoS mRNA leader region. One rpoS RNA, rpoS-L, contained the entire 565-nucleotide leader region, while the other, rpoS-S, contained the 199-nucleotide sequence surrounding the start codon. An RNase H assay indicated both rpoS RNAs have similar secondary structures in the translation initiation region. Hfq formed two complexes with RprA in a gel mobility assay with binding parameters similar to values previously determined for DsrA. Unlike DsrA, Hfq binding to RprA was inhibited by poly(A) and influenced by Hfq mutations on both the distal and proximal surfaces. Hfq increased the level of RprA binding to both rpoS RNAs but showed a much larger enhancement when rpoS-L, the entire leader region, was examined. The lower affinity of RprA for rpoS-L versus rpoS-S in the absence of Hfq suggests that Hfq overcomes an inhibitory structure within rpoS-L in stimulating RprA binding. Similar results were obtained with DsrA. The results indicate that the full upstream leader sequence of rpoS mRNA influences Hfq-facilitated annealing of RprA and DsrA and is likely to be involved in its regulation.

  6. A study on the dynamic tie points ASI algorithm in the Arctic Ocean

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    HAO Guanghua; SU Jie

    2015-01-01

    Sea ice concentration is an important parameter for polar sea ice monitoring. Based on 89 GHz AMSR-E (Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer for Earth Observing System) data, a gridded high-resolution passive microwave sea ice concentration product can be obtained using the ASI (the Arctic Radiation And Turbulence Interaction Study (ARTIST) Sea Ice) retrieval algorithm. Instead of using fixed-point values, we developed ASI algorithm based on daily changed tie points, called as the dynamic tie point ASI algorithm in this study. Here the tie points are expressed as the brightness temperature polarization difference of open water and 100% sea ice. In 2010, the yearly-averaged tie points of open water and sea ice in Arctic are estimated to be 50.8 K and 7.8 K, respectively. It is confirmed that the sea ice concentrations retrieved by the dynamic tie point ASI algorithm can increase (decrease) the sea ice concentrations in low-value (high-value) areas. This improved the sea ice concentrations by present retrieval algorithm from microwave data to some extent. Comparing with the products using fixed tie points, the sea ice concentrations retrieved from AMSR-E data by using the dynamic tie point ASI algorithm are closer to those obtained from MODIS (Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) data. In 40 selected cloud-free sample regions, 95% of our results have smaller mean differences and 75% of our results have lower root mean square (RMS) differences compare with those by the fixed tie points.

  7. Analysis of RPR and TP-ELISA joint inspection for pregnant syphilis%RPR与TP-ELISA联检对产妇梅毒检测结果分析

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    陈俊; 楼跃民; 朱笑频; 余斐斐

    2013-01-01

    目的:为了研究RPR与TP-ELISA检测方对产妇梅毒在临床上的检测价值.方法:对3479例产妇,进行RPR、TP-ELISA和TPPA检测.结果:RPR与TP-ELISA检测结果比较有显著性差异,P<0.01.在本组资料中,RPR真阳性15例(0.43%),TP-ELISA真阳性118例(3.39%),TPPA真阳性118例(3.39%).TP-ELISA试验共有6例假阳性,占0.17%,假阴性无,而RPR试验共有12例假阳性,占0.34%,而假阴性103例,占2.96%.在3479例产妇中,RPR的总符合率为96.69%,灵敏度为12.71%,特异度为99.64%;TP-ELISA的总符合率为99.83%,灵敏度为100.00%,特异度为99.82%.结论:TP-ELISA敏感性高于RPR,因此可用高质量的TP-ELISA和RPR试剂对产妇进行筛查,应用TPPA试剂确证,可进一步保证医疗质量.TP-ELISA有高的敏感性和特异性,是产妇梅毒检测中的一个好的筛查方法.%Objective:To evaluate the rapid plasma reagin agglutination test (RPR) and Treponema pallidum enzyme - linked immunosorbent assay (TP - ELJSA) for the detection of pregnant syphilis in a clinical setting. Methods : Plasma and serum samples from 3479 pregnant women were tested for the presence of Treponema pallidum antigens by RPR and TP - ELISA and TPPA. Results: A statistical significant (P <0.01) difference in test results were found between the RPR and TP - ELJSA method. When using the RPR test, 15 cases (0.43%) were found positive, while 118 cases (3.39%) were found positive with the TP - ELISA and TPPA test. When the RPR test was used, there were 12 (0.34%) false positive samples and 103 false negative samples (2.96%), respectively, while 6 (0.17%) false positive samples and no false negative samples were found with TP - ELISA. The total coincidence rate of the RPR test was 96.69%, and the sensitivity was 12.71% and the specificity was 99.64%; The total coincidence rate of the TP - ELISA test was 99.83%, and the sensitivity was 100.00% and the specificity was 99.82%. Conclusion: The TP - ELISA was more

  8. RPR-SDH双光纤通信传输系统的设计及应用%RPR'SDH Double Optical Fiber Communication System Design and Application

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    周磊; 李扬

    2011-01-01

    In this paper, for a single set of power optical fiber communication system in various faults and security risks,we integrate the most widely used RPR and SDH technology ,upgrade and optimize the network through computer technology.The successful applicat%本文针对电力通信中单套光纤传输系统存在的各种故障和安全风险,融合应用最广泛的RPR和SDH技术,综合运用计算机技术对网络进行升级和优化,成功应用了RPR-SDH双光纤通信传输系统。这对提高电力通信的安全可靠性具有十分重要的指导意义。

  9. RPR 119990, a novel alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid antagonist: synthesis, pharmacological properties, and activity in an animal model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

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    Canton, T; Böhme, G A; Boireau, A; Bordier, F; Mignani, S; Jimonet, P; Jahn, G; Alavijeh, M; Stygall, J; Roberts, S; Brealey, C; Vuilhorgne, M; Debono, M W; Le Guern, S; Laville, M; Briet, D; Roux, M; Stutzmann, J M; Pratt, J

    2001-10-01

    Alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid (AMPA) glutamate receptor antagonists are of potential interest for the treatment of certain acute and chronic neurodegenerative diseases, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Here, we describe the synthesis and pharmacological properties of 9-carboxymethyl-4-oxo-5H,10H-imidazo[1,2-a]indeno[1,2-e]pyrazin-2-phosphonic acid (RPR 119990). The compound displaced [3H]AMPA from rat cortex membranes with a K(i) of 107 nM. In oocytes expressing human recombinant AMPA receptors, RPR 119990 depressed ion flux with a K(B) of 71 nM. The antagonist properties of this compound were confirmed on rat native AMPA receptors in cerebella granule neurons in culture and in hippocampal slices where it antagonized electrophysiological responses with IC50 values of 50 and 93 nM, respectively. RPR 119990 antagonized hippocampal evoked responses in vivo, demonstrating brain penetration at active concentrations. RPR 119990 is a potent anticonvulsant in the supramaximal electroshock in the mouse with an ED50 of 2.3 mg/kg 1 h post s.c. administration, giving it a workably long action. Pharmacokinetic studies show good passage into the plasma after subcutaneous administration, whereas brain penetration is low but with slow elimination. This compound was found active in a transgenic mouse model of familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (SOD1-G93A) where it was able to improve grip muscle strength and glutamate uptake from spinal synaptosomal preparations, and prolong survival with a daily dose of 3 mg/kg s.c.

  10. Hubungan Pemberian ASI dengan Tumbuh Kembang Bayi Umur 6 Bulan di Puskesmas Nanggalo

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    Full Text Available AbstrakBayi mengalami proses tumbuh kembang yang dipengaruhi oleh beberapa faktor, salah satunya adalah gizi. Unsur gizi pada bayi dapat dipenuhi dengan pemberian ASI, bahkan sampai umur 6 bulan sesuai rekomendasi WHO tahun 2001 diberikan ASI eksklusif. Namun, angka pencapaian ASI eksklusif di Indonesia masih rendah yaitu 61,5% dan puskesmas Nanggalo 65%. Tujuan penelitian untuk mengetahui hubungan pemberian ASI dengan tumbuh kembang bayi umur 6 bulan di Puskesmas Nanggalo. Penelitian ini merupakan studi analitik dengan desain cross sectional. Pertumbuhan dinilai melalui status gizi dan perkembangan melalui Tes Denver II, dengan jumlah sampel 50 bayi. Analisis statistik yang digunakan adalah uji chi square dengan derajat kemaknaan 0,05.Hasil penelitian menunjukkan pemberian ASI eksklusif masih rendah (30% dibandingkan ASI non eksklusif (70%. Bayi ASI eksklusif berpeluang mengalami pertumbuhan normal 1,62 kali lebih besar dibandingkan bayi ASI non eksklusif (nilai OR = 1,62 dan perkembangan sesuai umur 5,474 kali lebih besar dibandingkan bayi ASI non eksklusif. Namun, pada pertumbuhan diperoleh nilai p = 0,696 dan nilai p perkembangan= 0,062 sehingga hubungan pemberian ASI terhadap tumbuh kembangan tidak signifikan. Penelitian ini memperlihatkan bahwa tidak terdapat hubungan antara pemberian ASI dengan tumbuh kembang bayi umur 6 bulan di Puskesmas Nanggalo Kota Padang.Kata kunci: Bayi umur 6 bulan, Pemberian ASI, Tumbuh KembangAbstractThe infant has a process of growth and development that is affected by several factors, one of them is nutrition. The element of nutrition for infant can be fulfilled by breast feeding, WHO (2011 recommends the infant should be given the exclusive breast feeding until it reaches 6 months old. However, the achievement number of exclusive breast feeding in Indonesia is still low (61.5% and in the Nanggalo Community Health Center (65%. The aim of this research is to know the relationship between the breast feeding with

  11. Hematological and clinical chemistry changes induced by subchronic dosing of a novel phosphorothionate (RPR-V) in Wistar male and female rats.

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    Rahman, M F; Siddiqui, M K J

    2006-01-01

    A novel phosphorothionate [2-butenoic acid-3-(diethoxy phosphinothioyl)-ethyl ester; RPR-V] synthesized at Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (Hyderabad, India) was studied using subchronic doses of 0.033 (low), 0.066 (medium), and 0.099 (high) mg kg(- 1) in male and female rats daily for 90 days. Continuous treatment with RPR-V caused significant (p RPR-V caused significant elevation in serum clinical chemistry parameters calcium, phosphorus, creatinine, and chloride contents, whereas protein and glucose levels were depressed in both male and female treated rats after 45 and 90 days of treatment. These alterations were significant when compared with two-way ANOVA showing that these changes were dose- and time-dependent. The effects of low dose were generally not statistically significant, whereas medium and high doses caused significant effects. The changes in male rats were not significant when compared with female rats showing no sexual dimorphism by this compound. Recovery was observed after 28 days post-treatment (withdrawal study), indicating that the compound entered into the system was eliminated from the body, and the blood parameters were improved. Hematological and clinical chemistry parameters can be detected rapidly and hence can be used for prediction and diagnosis of pesticide toxicity. Alterations in these parameters show toxic stress in the treated animals especially on blood and blood-forming organs.

  12. Swiss and French cards - Reminder

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    Communication from the HR Department to members of personnel holding an employment or association contract, above 50% and for more than 3 months, with the Organization. The HR Department would like to remind all members of the personnel concerned that they are obliged to: hold a valid Swiss Légitimation card AND a valid French card (“Titre de séjour spécial” or “attestation de fonctions”) at all times during the exercise of their functions in the Organization; return these documents as soon as their functions in the Organization cease. Not following these rules could be prejudicial to the Organization and appropriate measures may be taken with respect to the member of the personnel concerned. Information and procedures concerning Swiss and French cards (first application, renewal, theft/loss, etc.) are available in the Admin e-guide: https://cern.ch/admin-eguide/cartes/proc_cartes_home.asp Users and Unpaid Associates must ...

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  17. Optimized Varian aSi portal dosimetry: development of datasets for collective use.

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    Van Esch, Ann; Huyskens, Dominique P; Hirschi, Lukas; Baltes, Christof

    2013-11-04

    Although much literature has been devoted to portal dosimetry with the Varian amorphous silicon (aSi) portal imager, the majority of the described methods are not routinely adopted because implementation procedures are cumbersome and not within easy reach of most radiotherapy centers. To make improved portal dosimetry solutions more generally available, we have investigated the possibility of converting optimized configurations into ready-to-use standardized datasets. Firstly, for all commonly used photon energies (6, 10, 15, 18, and 20 MV), basic beam data acquired on 20 aSi panels were used to assess the interpanel reproducibility. Secondly, a standardized portal dose image prediction (PDIP) algorithm configuration was created for every energy, using a three-step process to optimize the aSi dose response function and profile correction files for the dosimetric calibration of the imager panel. An approximate correction of the backscatter of the Exact arm was also incorporated. Thirdly, a set of validation fields was assembled to assess the accuracy of the standardized configuration. Variations in the basic beam data measured on different aSi panels very rarely exceeded 2% (2 mm) and are of the same order of magnitude as variations between different Clinacs when measuring in reference conditions in water. All studied aSi panels can hence be regarded as nearly identical. Standardized datasets were successfully created and implemented. The test package proved useful in highlighting possible problems and illustrating remaining limitations, but also in demonstrating the good overall results (95% pass rate for 3%,3 mm) that can be obtained. The dosimetric behavior of all tested aSi panels was found to be nearly identical for all tested energies. The approach of using standardized datasets was then successfully tested through the creation and evaluation of PDIP preconfigured datasets that can be used within the Varian portal dosimetry solution.

  18. Calibration of TOB+ Thermometer's Cards

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    2014-01-01

    Motivation - Under the new upgrade of the CMS detector the working temperature of the trackers had been reduced to -27 Celsius degrees. Though the thermal sensors themselves (Murata and Fenwal thermistors) are effective at these temperatures, the max1542 PLC (programmable logic controller) cards, interpreting the resistance of the thermal sensors into DC counts usable by the DCS (detector control system), are not designed for these temperatures in which the counts exceed their saturation and therefor had to be replaced. In my project I was in charge of handling the emplacement and calibration of the new PLC cards to the TOB (tracker outer barrel) control system.

  19. Antibiotic 'Report Card' Drills Guidelines into Dentists

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    ... page: https://medlineplus.gov/news/fullstory_160702.html Antibiotic 'Report Card' Drills Guidelines Into Dentists Seeing their ... HealthDay News) -- Dentists are less likely to prescribe antibiotics for patients after seeing a "report card" on ...

  20. NCDC Punched Card Inventory - 1950s

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Index of foreign weather data available on punched cards held at the Joint Punched Card Library in Asheville NC, produced in the late 1950s, and also station/data...

  1. 76 FR 3180 - Market Test of Gift Cards

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    2011-01-19

    ... advantage of cross-selling opportunities with greeting cards. The test will expand to up to 3,000 additional... the mails for sending gift cards, the Postal Service asserts that selling gift cards at Postal Service... costs of selling the product, the value of types of cards, card packaging and card locations to...

  2. Use of the steroid derivative RPR 106541 in combination with site-directed mutagenesis for enhanced cytochrome P-450 3A4 structure/function analysis.

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    Stevens, J C; Domanski, T L; Harlow, G R; White, R B; Orton, E; Halpert, J R

    1999-08-01

    RPR 106541 (20R-16alpha,17alpha-[butylidenebis(oxy)]-6al pha, 9alpha-difluoro-11beta-hydroxy-17beta-(methylthio)androst a-4-en-3-one) is an airway-selective steroid developed for the treatment of asthma. Two metabolites produced by human liver microsomes were identified as R- and S-sulfoxide diastereomers based on liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry analysis, proton nuclear magnetic resonance, and cochromatography with standards. Sulfoxide formation was determined to be cytochrome P-450 (CYP) 3A4-dependent by correlation with CYP3A4-marker nifedipine oxidase activity, inhibition by cyclosporin A and troleandomycin, and inhibition of R- (70%) and S- (64%) sulfoxide formation by anti-3A antibody. Expressed CYP2C forms catalyzed RPR 106541 sulfoxidation; however, other phenotyping approaches failed to confirm the involvement of CYP2C forms in these reactions in human liver microsomes. Expressed CYP3A4 catalyzed the formation of the sulfoxide diastereomers in a 1:1 ratio, whereas CYP3A5 displayed stereoselectivity for formation of the S-diastereomer. The high rate of sulfoxidation by CYP3A4 and the blockage of oxidative metabolism at the electronically favored 6beta-position provided advantages for RPR 106541 over other substrates as an active site probe of CYP3A4. Therefore, oxidation of RPR 106541 by various CYP3A4 substrate recognition site (SRS) mutants was assessed. In SRS-4, A305V and F304A showed dramatically reduced rates of R-diastereomer formation (83 and 64% decreases, respectively), but S-diastereomer formation was affected to a lesser extent. A370V (SRS-5) showed decreased formation of the R-sulfoxide (52%) but increased formation of the S-diastereomer. In the SRS-2 region, the most dramatic change in sulfoxide ratios was observed for L210A. In conclusion, the structure of RPR 106541 imposes specific constraints on enzyme binding and activity and thus represents an improved CYP3A4 probe substrate.

  3. Engineering software development with HyperCard

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    Darko, Robert J.

    1990-01-01

    The successful and unsuccessful techniques used in the development of software using HyperCard are described. The viability of the HyperCard for engineering is evaluated and the future use of HyperCard by this particular group of developers is discussed.

  4. Development of an Active SERCOS Card

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    Liu,Yanqiang; Huan,Ji

    2004-01-01

    SERCOS is a data exchange protocol between CNCcontroller and digital drives. The author developed an Active SERCOS Card based on PC ISA bus. With this card, we can control digital drives with SERCOS interfaces without any detailed knowledge of SERCOS. This paper introduces the hardware and software architectures of the card.

  5. Characterization of Fe17R2 phases (R=Pr and Sm) oxidized at 200 °C

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    Gama, S.; Ribeiro, C. A.; Cabral, F. A. O.; Colucci, C. C.; de Morais, E.; Sanjurjo, N. L.; Campos, C.; Ardisson, J. D.; Persiano, A. I. C.

    1996-04-01

    The results of oxygen absorption in temperatures ranging from 200 to 500 °C are reported for the phases Fe17R2, R=Pr and Sm. It was observed that the oxygen saturation limit is temperature dependent, being of 3 at/fu at 200 °C, 12.8 at/fu at 300 °C, 20.3 at/fu at 400 °C, and 28.5 at/fu at 500 °C. This implies that above 200 °C the phase is deeply altered by oxygen absorption. Samples with absorption at 200 °C were studied as prepared and heat treated at 500 °C/40 h. The results show that the heat-treated samples consist of Fe17R2, Fe, and R2O3. Metallographic examination, susceptibility, and Mössbauer spectroscopy data support the hypothesis that the as-prepared samples consist of a mixture of Fe17R2 and ordered interstitial Fe17R2Ox.

  6. Surgical myectomy for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in the 21st century, the evolution of the "RPR" repair: resection, plication, and release.

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    Swistel, Daniel G; Balaram, Sandhya K

    2012-01-01

    Since its first description in the 1950s, the pathophysiology of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy has been clarified by advanced echocardiographic technologies. Improved pharmacotherapy now successfully treats most afflicted individuals. Along with these advances, surgical management has also evolved, as the role of the mitral valve and the subvalvular structures in causing obstruction has been identified. Over the last 2 decades, a variety of options to surgically manage the complex patient with obstruction have been described. Successful surgical management is dependent on the complete evaluation of the causes of obstruction in the specific individual, as the heterogeneity of the anatomy may confound the direction of therapy. Mitral valve replacement may no longer be necessary in individuals who have a relatively thin septum and instead obstruct from an elongated mitral anterior leaflet or the presence of accessory papillary muscles and chords. Techniques for mitral valve plication have been successfully used with mid- to long-term success. A systematic strategy for the evaluation of obstruction in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and the various surgical options are summarized in a procedure termed RPR for resection (extended myectomy), plication (mitral valve shortening), and release (papillary muscle manipulation).

  7. Security of Visa card and MasterCard for e-transaction

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    李琳

    2009-01-01

    With the rapidly growth of information and technology, e-business is becoming a buzz word. It has been brought enormous benefits. But there are still hidden dangers for these businesses. The security of payment card is essential for e-transactions. So it is vital for businesses to protect the security of payment card. MasterCard and Visa Card are two types of card that are widely used by most people for online transaction (Davis. & Bensmati, 2003).

  8. Comparing Candidate Hospital Report Cards

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    Burr, T.L.; Rivenburgh, R.D.; Scovel, J.C.; White, J.M.

    1997-12-31

    We present graphical and analytical methods that focus on multivariate outlier detection applied to the hospital report cards data. No two methods agree which hospitals are unusually good or bad, so we also present ways to compare the agreement between two methods. We identify factors that have a significant impact on the scoring.

  9. Palmistry, tarot cards, and psychotherapy.

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    Pejic, Nicholas G

    2008-01-01

    The author summarizes his experience with palm and Tarot card readers in New Orleans. The history, practice, and psychodynamics of palmistry and Tarot are explored. It's postulated that these practices are forms of archaic psychotherapy, which employ supportive treatment and placebo. These tactics are used to elicit hope for its clients.

  10. PENGARUH KONSUMSI JANTUNG PISANG BATU TERHADAP PENINGKATAN PRODUKSI ASI DI WILAYAH PUSKESMAS SRIKUNCORO, KECAMATAN PONDOK KELAPA, BENGKULU TENGAH TAHUN 2012

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    Full Text Available Latar Belakang: Air susu ibu (ASI adalah makanan terbaik untuk bayi, jantung pisang batu merupakan jenis makananmengandung Laktogogum yaitu zat gizi yang dapat meningkatkan dan melancarkan produksi ASI terutama pada ibu yangmengalami masalah dalam produksi ASI. Adapun tujuan penelitian ini adalah untuk mengetahui pengaruh jantung pisangbatu terhadap peningkatan produksi ASI pada Ibu Menyusui di Wilayah Puskesmas Srikuncoro Kecamatan Pondok KelapaBengkulu Tengah Tahun 2012. Metode: Metode penelitian yang digunakan adalah metode one group before and afterintervention design, atau pre and post test design. Penelitian dilaksanakan di Puskesmas Srikuncoro Bengkulu Tengahmulai Tanggal 16–29 Juni 2012. Populasi adalah ibu post partum < 40 hari yang menyusui di wilayah Puskesmas Srikuncoroberjumlah 60 orang, dengan jumlah sampel sebanyak 20 orang. Hasil: Dari hasil penelitian ini diperoleh bahwa intensitasrata-rata frekuensi ASI sebelum konsumsi jantung pisang batu adalah 5,7 kali. Setelah mengkonsumsi jantung pisang batu,mengalami peningkatan menjadi 9,75 kali. Perbedaan nilai rata-rata peningkatan Produksi ASI adalah 5,458 dengan sig0,000. Karena < 0,05, kesimpulan Ha diterima yang berarti ada pengaruh konsumsi jantung batu terhadap peningkatan produksi ASI. Saran, diperlukan penyuluhan yang lebih intensif kepada masyarakat bahwa jantung pisang batu dapatmemengaruhi produksi ASI. Diharapkan agar peneliti lain dapat melanjutkan penelitian ini dengan faktor-faktor lain sepertimasalah psikologis, pelaksanaan Inisiasi Menyusui Dini (IMD, status gizi dan penggunaan kontrasepsi hormonal.

  11. [Psychometric performance of the 6th version of the Addiction Severity Index in Spanish (ASI-6)].

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    Díaz Mesa, Eva M; García-Portilla, Paz; Sáiz, Pilar A; Bobes Bascarán, Teresa; Casares, María José; Fonseca, Eduardo; Carreño, Eduardo; Flórez, Gerardo; Guardia, Josep; Ochoa, Enriqueta; Pereiro, César; Rubio, Gabriel; Terán, Antonio; Fernández Hermida, José Ramón; Bobes, Julio

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    This work analysed the psychometric properties of the 6th version of the Addiction Severity Index (ASI-6) translated and adapted to the Spanish language. A multicentre, observational and prospective design was used. A total of 258 participants were included, 217 were patients (35 stable patients and 182 unstable patients), and 41 were controls. The results show satisfactory psychometric performance of the ASI-6. The degree of the internal consistency of the standardized objective scores ranged between .47 and .95. As for test-retest reliability, the values were acceptable, varying from .36 to 1. The study of the internal structure revealed a good fit to a unidimensional solution for all scales taken independently. Regarding convergent-discriminant validity, the correlations between the primary and secondary scales of the ASI-6 and the Clinic Global Impression score were low, with values from .01 to .26. Likewise, 8 of the 15 scales differentiated between controls and unstable patients. The psychometric properties of the ASI-6 Spanish version seem to be acceptable, though it is necessary to carry out new studies to test metric quality with independent samples of patients.

  12. Understanding the Thermal Stability of Silver Nanoparticles Embedded in a-Si

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    Gould, Anna L.; Kadkhodazadeh, Shima; Wagner, Jakob Birkedal

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    The inclusion of silver plasmonic nanoparticles in silicon is highly relevant for photovoltaics as it may enhance optical absorption. We report an investigation of the stability of such pristine silver nanoparticles embedded in a-Si upon heat treatment. We have investigated the morphological...

  13. Festival "Meretagune asi" kutsub osa saama vendade Tuulikute loomingust / Ivika Laanet

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    2009-01-01

    Kuressaares toimub Saaremaa Rahvateatri ja Kuressaare Linnateatri poolt korraldatud harrastusteatrite festival "Meretagune asi", mis on pühendatud vendadele Ülo ja Jüri Tuulikule. Festivali raames toimub kuuldemängunädal, teatri- ja kirjanduskonverents ning Jüri Tuuliku näitemängude päev

  14. El sudeste Asiático entre el mito y la realidad

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    Full Text Available El tema de esta conferencia está referido al modelo o modelos de desarrollo puesto en marcha en el sudeste asiático. La reflexión se divide en dos partes: la primera trata de las condiciones históricas de iniciación del modelo. La segunda, se refiere a la problemática de la transferibilidad de este modelo a otros países del tercer mundo. Existe un gran interés por el modelo del sudeste asiático, gracias a la existencia de tasas de crecimiento extremadamente altas del
    Producto Interno Bruto por habitante entre 1960 y 1980. Estos países, llamados los dragones del sudeste asiático, revisten importancia para el conjunto de la economía y la población mundial al constatarse estos Índices de crecimiento en forma repetitiva y duradera. Al lado de estos hechos existe una abundante literatura en la cual lo predominante es la presentación un poco idílica u optimista del modelo del sudeste asiático, como una fórmula de efectos mágicos.

  15. Valutazione economica dello studio CARDS

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    Simona de Portu

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: cardiovascular diseases (CVD are the major component of premature mortality, generate disability and are a relevant source of cost. The growing incidence of CVD is associated with lifestyle and other modifiable risk factors. Prevention and preclinical detection of CVD reduce morbidity and mortality. Type 2 diabetes is associated with a substantially increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Objective: the aim of the study was to evaluate the health economic consequence of medical therapy with atorvastatin for primary prevention of major cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes in Italy. Materials and method: in order to reach our objective we drew clinical information from the CARDS study. This economic evaluation was carried out conducting a cost/effectiveness analysis from the perspective of National Health Service (NHS. The analysis was applied to a time horizon in conformity with the observational period adopted in the CARDS study (3.9 years. An incremental cost/effectiveness ratio (ICER was calculated and is expressed as cost per life years gained (LYG. In order to test the robustness of the results, a one-way sensitivity analysis was performed. Results: the total cost of atorvastatin therapy over 3.9 years amounts to around 1.5 million of euros per 1,000 patients. The total cost of adding atorvastatin to standard care in people treated for primary prevention of major cardiovascular events in type 2 diabetes as those involved in the CARDS study would entail an additional cost of about 1,2 million of euros per 1,000 patients treated per 3.9 years, with an incremental cost/effectiveness ratio (ICER equivalent to 36,566 euros per patient per LYG. Discussion: the current study is the first economic evaluation of CARDS study to the Italian situation. The results of the current study show that hypolipemic therapy with atorvastatin 10 mg in diabetic individuals is to be considered cost effective.

  16. Chinese Green Cards Go Ahead

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    ZHANGHUA

    2005-01-01

    THE otherwise happy and fulfilling life of Canadian Louise Cadieux is marred by the nagging worry that she may not be able to get to her octogenarian mother in Canada at short notice, should the need arise.Louise is currently language consultant at the French Edition of China Today,and has lived and worked in China for 10 years. She explains, """"I hold an annually extendable Foreigners' Residential Card,

  17. Rh-flash acquisition card

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    Bourrion, O

    2003-01-01

    The rh-flash card main purpose is to convert and store the image of the analog data present at input into an output buffer, namely in a given timing window besides a stop signal (like a digital oscilloscope). It is conceived in VME format 1U wide with an additional connector. Novelty of this card is its ability to sample at a high frequency, due to flash coders, and this at a high repetition rate. To do that the card allows the storage of the data considered 'useful' and that is done by storing only the data exceeding a certain threshold. This can be useful for instance for viewing peaks in a spectrum, and obtaining their relative location. The goal is to stock and process the data sampled before and after the arrival of a stop signal (what entails a storage depth). A threshold is defined and any peak exceeding its level will really be stored in the output buffer which is readable through the VME bus. The peak values will be stored as well as m preceding and n subsequent values (both programmable). Obviously,...

  18. Feocromocitoma cardíaco

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    Gustavo L. Knop

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Los feocromocitomas cardíacos primarios (FCP son sumamente infrecuentes. Hasta el presente son menos de 50 los casos comunicados en el mundo. Presentamos el caso de un tumor intrapericárdico, que resultó ser un feocromocitoma primario, en una mujer de mediana edad, cuyo signo principal fue hipertensión arterial severa (HTAs. Los estudios diagnósticos por imágenes corroboraron la presencia de un tumor intrapericárdico como único hallazgo y los estudios bioquímicos de catecolaminas y sus metabolitos excretados por orina reafirmaron el diagnóstico etiológico. El tumor fue resecado quirúrgicamente sin complicaciones mediante cirugía cardíaca convencional con circulación extracorpórea (CEC y paro cardíaco con cardioplejía. Siete meses después de la operación, la paciente se encuentra asintomática y normotensa.

  19. Primärprävention des plötzlichen Herztodes mit implantierbaren Cardioverter-Defibrillatoren - Vernünftig oder MADIT?

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    Steinwender C

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Mehrere in jüngerer Zeit publizierte Studien belegen die Überlegenheit des implantierbaren Cardioverter-Defibrillators gegenüber einer medikamentösen Therapie in der Primärprävention des plötzlichen Herztodes. Die Kollektive dieser Untersuchungen bestanden aus den bekannten Hochrisikopatienten im Postinfarktstadium mit höher- bis höchstgradig eingeschränkter Linksventrikelfunktion. MADIT II war die erste Studie, die auf eine aufwendige rhythmologische Risikostratifizierung verzichtete und dennoch in sämtlichen Subgruppen einen therapeutischen Benefit durch die Defibrillatortherapie nachwies. Die sich hierdurch ergebende Evidenz fand rasch Eingang in die Richtlinien der großen kardiologischen Gesellschaften. Ungelöst bleiben vorerst zwei große Probleme: 1. die Frage der Finanzierung einer Umsetzung dieser Richtlinien; 2. die weitere Strategie zur effektiven Primärprävention des plötzlichen Herztodes, da durch oben genannte Studien nur ein kleiner Prozentsatz der möglichen künftigen Opfer abgedeckt wird. Als Lösungsansatz bietet sich eine kostengünstige, auf die Erfordernisse der Primärprävention abgestimmte Defibrillator-Technologie an, die gemeinsam mit einer Vereinfachung der Implantationsprozedur die Kosteneffektivität zugunsten der Prophylaxe beeinflussen kann. Weiters müssen zusätzlich große Anstrengungen zur Identifizierung von zukünftigen Opfern des plötzlichen Herztodes vor ihrer ersten Arrhythmie-Episode unternommen werden.

  20. ASI/SDI transport stream player based on FPGA design and implementation%基于FPGA的ASI/SDI码流播放器的设计与实现

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    许盛世; 方志强; 俞东雷

    2013-01-01

    随着数字技术的发展,数字产品的普及,各种数字电视工作人员专用测试工具不断被开发.针对码流播放器的市场需要的目的,采用基于FPGA的系统架构的方法,结合硬件及软件设计等方面内容,文中详细介绍了一个包含码流录制、码流播放、码流分析等多种功能的ASI/SDI码流播放器的设计与实现的过程.%With the development of digital technology,the popularity of digital products,all kinds of digital TV staff special test tools for continuous was developed.For the market need of TS-Player,with the method based on FPGA system structure,this paper introduces the process of ASI/SDI code flow player design and implementation in detail from hardware and software design,etc.,which contains code flow recording,code flow play,code flow analysis and so on the many kinds of functions.

  1. Improving the screening of blood donors with syphilis rapid diagnostic test (RDT) and rapid plasma reagin (RPR) in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC)

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    Sarkodie, F.; Hassall, O.; Owusu-Dabo, E.

    2017-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Syphilis testing conventionally relies on a combination of non-treponemal and treponemal tests. The primary objective of this study was to describe the positive predictive value (PPV) of a screening algorithm in a combination of a treponemal rapid diagnostic test (RDT) and rapid plasm...... of blood donors by combining syphilis RDT and RPR with relatively good PPV may provide a reasonable technology for LMIC that has a limited capacity for testing and can contribute to the improvement of blood safety with a minimal loss of donors....

  2. RPR技术及其在数据网中的应用%RPR Technology and its Application in Data Network

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    田玉亭

    2005-01-01

    RPR(弹性分组环)是一套用来建立IP环网的国际标准,提供了一种高效率、高可靠性的城域网组网技术.与以往的其他环网技术(如MSTP、DPT等)相比,具有许多独到的优势.本文对RPR技术与其它相关技术进行了比较,并提供了应用解决方案.

  3. RPR与TPPA检测对梅毒诊断及疗效的价值分析%Value of RPR and TPPA testing for syphilis diagnosis and curative effect

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    吴劲松

    2011-01-01

    OBJECTIVE To evaluate the RPR (Rapid plasma reagin circle test) and TPPA (treponema pallidum Antibody particles agglutinate experiment) detection antibody particles of syphilis diagnosis and curative effect of value. METHODS A total of 300 cases of syphilis, 100 cases of non-syphilis patients and 50 case of normal with RPR on TPPA joint test and analysis were performed. RESULTS Among the 172 cases of syphilis of phase Ⅰ with RPR and TPPA, the positive rates were 83.1% and 100%, respectively, in the 117 cases of syphilis on the phase Ⅱ with RPR and TPPA, the positive rates were 100.0% and 100.0%, respectively, 11 cases of syphilis of preclinical with RPR and TPPA, the positive rates were 84.6% and 100.0%, respectively, 100 cases of nonsyphilis patients with the positive rates of the RPR and TPPA respectively 3.0% and 0, 50 cases of normal with RPR and TPPA positive for 0 all. CONCLUSION The RPR and TPPA syphilis diagnosis is fast and effective method on diagnosis of syphilis, TPPA, as confirmed diagnose test in the specificity and sensitivity is significantly higher than RPR, but RPR is significantly better than TPPA in clinical therapeutic effect observation.%目的 评估梅毒血浆反应素快速试验(RPR)与梅毒螺旋体明胶颗粒凝集试验(TPPA)检测对梅毒诊断和疗效的价值分析.方法 对300例梅毒患者、100例非梅毒患者以及50例正常人进行RPR与TPPA进行联合检测并进行分析.结果 172例梅毒Ⅰ期患者RPR和TPPA的阳性率分别为83.1%和100.0%,117例梅毒Ⅱ期RPR和TPPA的阳性率均为100.0%,11例潜伏期梅毒的RPR和TPPA的阳性率分别为84.6%和100.0%,100例非梅毒患者的RPR和TPPA的阳性率分别为3.0%和0;50例健康体检者的RPR和TPPA的阳性率均为0.结论 RPR和TPPA都是梅毒诊断快速有效的方法,但是TPPA作为确诊试验特异性和灵敏度均明显要高于RPR,但在对疗效观察价值上RPR则又明显好于TPPA.

  4. The INAF contribution to the ASI Space Debris program: observational activities.

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    Pupillo, G.; Salerno, E.; Bartolini, M.; Di Martino, M.; Mattana, A.; Montebugnoli, S.; Portelli, C.; Pluchino, S.; Schillirò, F.; Konovalenko, A.; Nabatov, A.; Nechaeva, M.

    Space debris are man made objects orbiting around Earth that pose a serious hazard for both present and future human activities in space. Since 2007 the Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF) carried out a number of radar campaigns in the framework of the ASI ``Space Debris'' program. The observations were performed by using bi- and multi-static radars, composed of the INAF 32-m Italian radiotelescopes located at Medicina and Noto (used as receivers) and the 70-m parabolic antenna at Evpatoria (Ukraine) used as transmitter. The 32 m Ventspils antenna in Latvia also participated in the last campaign at the end of June 2010. Several kinds of objects in various orbital regions (radar calibrators, rocket upper stages, debris of different sizes) were observed and successfully detected. Some unknown objects were also discovered in LEO during the beam-park sessions. In this paper we describe some results of the INAF-ASI space debris research activity.

  5. Influence of plasma etching in a multi chamber system on a-Si solar cell performance

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    Kausche, H.; Moeller, M.; Plaettner, R.

    The plasma-CVD deposition system consisting of two chambers and developed at Siemens can deposit 9 pin solar cells of 100 sq cm simultaneously. Cleaning of the internal surfaces coated with a-Si is performed by plasma etching. The etch gases CF4+O2, SF6 and NF3 were investigated with respect to their etch rates, their efficacy in cleaning 'hidden' parts in the chamber, and with respect to the etching reaction products affecting the performance of the subsequently deposited cells. Mass spectrometric cell performance measurements were therefore taken. The sequence of etching with CF4+O2 or NF3, glow discharge in Ar+H2, pre-deposition of a-Si and cell deposition proved to be a suitable method for achieving high cell performance.

  6. Developing JAVA Card Application with RMI API

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    JunWu, Xu; JunLing, Liang

    This paper describes research in the use of the RMI to develop Java Card applications. the Java Card RMI (JCRMI), which is based on the J2SE RMI distributed-object model. In the RMI model a server application creates and makes accessible remote objects, and a client application obtains remote references to the server's remote objects, and then invokes remote methods on them. In JCRMI, the Java Card applet is the server, and the host application is the client.

  7. C-cards in Music Education

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    Valente, Andrea; Lyon, Kirstin Catherine

    2005-01-01

    The paper proposes a new way of introducing music to classes of 8 to 10 years old pupils, by adopting a recent educational tool for teaching Computer Science. Our proposal builds in fact on computational cards (or c-cards), a playful and intuitive mind-tool, that has been applied to a variety...... of Computer Science concepts. Here a simple extension to c-cards is presented, that enables pupils to build and play with tangible musical machine....

  8. C-cards in Music Education

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    Valente, Andrea; Lyon, Kirstin Catherine

    Music and Computer Science share a dual nature: theory and practice relate in complex ways, and seem to be equally central for learners; for this no standard teaching approach for children has yet emerged in either of these two areas. Computational cards is a tabletop game, where cards act...... of the card; if the action is to generate a sound, then the circuit will effectively became a music machine....

  9. Optical smart card using semipassive communication.

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    Glaser, I; Green, Shlomo; Dimkov, Ilan

    2006-03-15

    An optical secure short-range communication system is presented. The mobile unit (optical smart card) of this system utilizes a retroreflector with an optical modulator, using light from the stationary unit; this mobile unit has very low power consumption and can be as small as a credit card. Such optical smart cards offer better security than RF-based solutions, yet do not require physical contact. Results from a feasibility study model are included.

  10. Falla cardíaca (primera parte)

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    2006-01-01

    Anatomía y función del corazón/¿Qué es la falla cardíaca?/Causas de falla cardíaca/¿Cómo prevenir la falla cardíaca?/¿Qué es un factor de riesgo?/¿Cuáles son los síntomas y signos de la falla cardiaca?/¿Cómo se diagnostica la falla cardiaca?

  11. Photodiode forward bias to reduce temporal effects in a-Si based flat panel detectors

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    Mollov, Ivan; Tognina, Carlo; Colbeth, Richard

    2008-03-01

    Lag and sensitivity modulation are well known temporal artifacts of a-Si photodiode based flat panel detectors. Both effects are caused by charge carriers being trapped in the semiconductor. Trapping and releasing of these carriers is a statistical process with time constants much longer than the frame time of flat panel detectors. One way to reduce these temporal artifacts is to keep the traps filled by applying a pulse of light over the entire detector area every frame before the x-ray exposure. This paper describes an alternative method, forward biasing the a-Si photodiodes and supplying free carriers to fill the traps. The array photodiodes are forward biased and then reversed biased again every frame between the panel readout and x-ray exposure. The method requires no change to the mechanical construction of the detector, only minor modifications of the detector electronics and no image post processing. An existing flat panel detector was modified and evaluated for lag and sensitivity modulation. The required changes of the panel configuration, readout scheme and readout timing are presented in this paper. The results of applying the new technique are presented and compared to the standard mode of operation. The improvements are better than an order of magnitude for both sensitivity modulation and lag; lowering their values to levels comparable to the scintillator afterglow. To differentiate the contribution of the a-Si array, from that of the scintillator, a large area light source was used. Possible implementations and applications of the method are discussed.

  12. Pengasuh berhubungan dengan keberhasilan pemberian ASI eksklusif pada baduta di Kecamatan Sedayu

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    Siti Nurunniyah

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACTBackground: The success of exclusive breastfeeding is influenced by several factors. One of them is the care taker contacts of children and old nursing mothers with children. Many mothers who leave their children because of work. It makes contact duration of mothers with their children becomes limited.Objectives: This research aimed to determine the relationship between parenting with the success of exclusive breastfeeding in District of Sedayu, Bantul, Yogyakarta.Methods: This research was quantitative analytical approach and reinforced with qualitative approach. This study used cross sectional design. The population in this study were all mothers with the children under two years old in the District of Sedayu, Bantul, Yogyakarta. The samples used in this study were 292 respondents that were selected by using techniques of probability proportional to size (PPS. Data were then collected using questionnaires and analyzed by using chi-square.  Results: There was significant relationship between parenting with the success of exclusive breastfeeding (p=0,019.Conclusions: There was relationship between parenting with the success of exclusive breastfeedingKEYWORDS:parenting, care taker, exclusive breastfeedingABSTRAKLatar belakang: Keberhasilan pemberian ASI eksklusif dipengaruhi oleh beberapa faktor, salah satunya adalah pengasuh utama anak dan lama kontak ibu menyusui dengan anak. Banyak ibu yang menitipkan anaknya karena bekerja, sehingga lama kontak ibu menyusui dengan anak menjadi terbatas.Tujuan: Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui hubungan antara pola asuh dengan keberhasilan pemberian ASI eksklusif di Kecamatan Sedayu, Kabupaten Bantul, Yogyakarta.Metode: Penelitian ini merupakan penelitian analitik dengan pendekatan kuantitatif dan diperkuat dengan pendekatan kualitatif. Penelitian ini menggunakan rancangan penelitian cross sectional. Populasi dalam penelitian ini adalah seluruh ibu yang memiliki anak di bawah umur

  13. 48 CFR 413.301 - Governmentwide commercial purchase card.

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    2010-10-01

    ... purchase card. 413.301 Section 413.301 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE....301 Governmentwide commercial purchase card. USDA policy and procedures on use of the Governmentwide commercial purchase card are established in Departmental Regulation Series 5000....

  14. O novo regionalismo econômico asiático New asian economic regionalism

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    Silvio Miyazaki

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Os acordos preferenciais de comércio têm crescido no Pacífico Asiático desde 1998, após a crise financeira que atingiu aquela região. Esse crescimento do número de áreas de comércio é chamado de Novo Regionalismo Asiático. Este artigo apresenta essa nova onda de integração econômica na região, focalizando o comércio, cujas características são: a participação em negociações comerciais de países que antes não eram membros de áreas preferenciais de comércio; os países serem membros de mais de um acordo de comércio regional; muitos dos acordos em negociação cruzarem regiões do mundo e muitos dos novos acordos serem bilaterais. São apresentados os conceitos e a classificação das diferentes formas de integração econômica, os benefícios e as limitações que os acordos preferenciais de comércio trazem às economias; em seguida, são analisadas as áreas de integração econômica existentes e as que estão em processo de negociação na região do Pacífico Asiático. São examinadas, também, as principais causas do Novo Regionalismo Asiático: além da crise asiática, a perda da credibilidade de organismos regionais e do sistema multilateral de comércio, a ampliação das áreas preferenciais de comércio em outras regiões do mundo e a competição de natureza econômica e política entre os países da região. Conclui-se que, se efetivamente houver a integração entre as economias, haverá um novo ciclo de crescimento da economia asiática, em particular do Leste e do Sudeste Asiáticos, prosseguindo com o modelo de crescimento liderado pelas exportações.Preferential trade agreements have been grown in Asia Pacific since 1998, hence after this region faced financial crisis. The growing of those trade areas is called New Asian Economic Regionalism. This paper shows this new wage of regional economic integration, focusing the trade, whose main features are: include countries that were not previously member

  15. In Brief: Arctic Report Card

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    Showstack, Randy

    2009-11-01

    The 2009 annual update of the Arctic Report Card, issued on 22 October, indicates that “warming of the Arctic continues to be widespread, and in some cases dramatic. Linkages between air, land, sea, and biology are evident.” The report, a collaborative effort of 71 national and international scientists initiated in 2006 by the Climate Program Office of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), highlights several concerns, including a change in large-scale wind patterns affected by the loss of summer sea ice; the replacement of multiyear sea ice by first-year sea ice; warmer and fresher water in the upper ocean linked to new ice-free areas; and the effects of the loss of sea ice on Arctic plant, animal, and fish species. “Climate change is happening faster in the Arctic than any other place on Earth-and with wide-ranging consequences,” said NOAA administrator Jane Lubchenco. “This year“s Arctic Report Card underscores the urgency of reducing greenhouse gas pollution and adapting to climate changes already under way.”

  16. Wire Scanner Motion Control Card

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    Forde, S E

    2006-01-01

    Scientists require a certain beam quality produced by the accelerator rings at CERN. The discovery potential of LHC is given by the reachable luminosity at its interaction points. The luminosity is maximized by minimizing the beam size. Therefore an accurate beam size measurement is required for optimizing the luminosity. The wire scanner performs very accurate profile measurements, but as it can not be used at full intensity in the LHC ring, it is used for calibrating other profile monitors. As the current wire scanner system, which is used in the present CERN accelerators, has not been made for the required specification of the LHC, a new design of a wire scanner motion control card is part of the LHC wire scanner project. The main functions of this card are to control the wire scanner motion and to acquire the position of the wire. In case of further upgrades at a later stage, it is required to allow an easy update of the firmware, hence the programmable features of FPGAs will be used for this purpose. The...

  17. A Simulation of Coevolution Using Playing Cards

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    Tatina, Robert

    2007-01-01

    In this article, the author describes a simulation of a coevolutionary "arms race" and introduce a way of teaching it that lets students use the theory of natural selection to explain the outcomes of the simulation. The simulation uses the numerical cards from an UNO[R] playing card deck to represent the speeds of individuals in populations of…

  18. The Ornery American: Orson Scott Card

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    Oatman, Eric

    2008-01-01

    This article profiles Orson Scott Card, the winner of this year's Margaret A. Edwards Award for his outstanding contributions to teen literature, specifically for Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow (1999, both Tor), a companion tale. Card, the magician behind both of these best sellers, is one of the nation's most prolific--and contentious--authors.…

  19. Re-Designing Business Card Advertisements.

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    Schaub, Laura

    2001-01-01

    Discusses ways to turn information from a business card into an advertisement to be placed in a student publication. Addresses visual interest, typography, and other design issues. Includes several sample advertisements and a classroom activity involving redesigning a business card into an advertisement. (RS)

  20. Improved reader for magnetically-encoded ID cards

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    Wu, T. T.

    1979-01-01

    Hybrid demodulator in electronic card reader for magnetically encoded identification cards, accommodates variations in insertion speeds, yet is simpler and less expensive than equivalent all-digital circuits.

  1. Psychometric properties of the sixth version of the Addiction Severity Index (ASI-6 in Brazil Propriedades psicométricas da sexta versão da Escala de Gravidade de Dependência (ASI-6 no Brasil

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    Felix Kessler

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: There are few research tools in Brazil to assess more broadly the alcohol and other drug related problems. OBJECTIVE: To test the psychometric properties of ASI in its sixth version (ASI-6. METHODS: A multicenter cross-sectional study was conducted in four Brazilian state capitals. Four research centers interviewed 150 adult inpatients or outpatients, and one research center interviewed 140 patients. A total of 740 substance abusers were selected. Training and supervision of interviewers were performed to assure the quality of dada collected. RESULTS: Most areas of the ASI showed good reliability between the instrument and the interviewers, with no statistically significant differences between the ASI-6 Summary Scores for Recent Functioning (SS-Rs of both interviews. Cronbach's alpha for ASI-6 subscales ranged from 0.64 to 0.95. Correlations between the ASI-6 Alcohol and Drug scores and the concurrent instrument (ASSIST were high (0.72 and 0.89, respectively. There was a significant negative correlation between the scores in psychiatric, medical and drug areas and the scores of WHOQOL. CONCLUSION: Analysis of the psychometric properties of ASI-6 both in outpatients and inpatients in Brazil indicate a good reliability and validity of this instrument for the Brazilian culture. The development of this instrument in Brazil is an important advancement, which will certainly have implications for the prevention, clinical research, and social rehabilitation fields.INTRODUÇÃO: Existem poucos instrumentos de pesquisa no Brasil que avaliam de forma mais ampla os problemas relacionados ao álcool e a outras drogas. OBJETIVO: Testar as propriedades psicométricas da ASI, em sua sexta versão (ASI-6. MÉTODOS: Um estudo transversal e multicêntrico foi conduzido em quatro capitais de estados brasileiros. Quatro centros de pesquisa entrevistaram 150 pacientes adultos internados ou em tratamento ambulatorial. Foram selecionados um total de 740

  2. Fast Transmission Photothermal Radiometry via Sampling by an Internal Computer Sound Card

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    Lai-Jun Yan; Chun-Ming Gao; Bin-Xing Zhao; Qi-Ming Sun; Feng Wang

    2015-01-01

    Abstract⎯During the last few decades, photothermal radiometry (PTR) has been greatly developed and widely applied in the field of nondestructive testing. However, the traditional PTR system employs an expensive lock-in amplifier to detect the weak photothermal signal, which leads to high cost and long test time. In this paper, a fast transmission PTR system based on sampling by using an internal computer sound card was developed to lower the system cost and shorter the test time. A piece of amorphous silicon (a:Si) thin film solar cells with artificial defects was prepared and tested by the system. The results show that the sharpened defects can be identified easily and quickly according to the significant peaks of the original infrared signal sampled by the internal computer sound card. Furthermore, more detailed defects can be investigated by processing the infrared signal. These validate the effectiveness of the proposed transmission PTR system as a low cost and efficient non-destructive test technique.

  3. Augmenting C-cards with music actions

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    Jensen, Karl Kristoffer; Valente, Andrea; Lyon, Kirstin Catherine

    2006-01-01

    The paper proposes a new way of introducing music to classes of 8 to 10 years old pupils, by adopting a recent educational tool for teaching Computer Science. Our proposal builds in fact on computational cards (or c-cards), a playful and intuitive mind-tool, that has been applied to a variety of ...... of Computer Science concepts. Here a simple extension to c-cards is presented, that enables pupils to build and play with tangible musical machine.......The paper proposes a new way of introducing music to classes of 8 to 10 years old pupils, by adopting a recent educational tool for teaching Computer Science. Our proposal builds in fact on computational cards (or c-cards), a playful and intuitive mind-tool, that has been applied to a variety...

  4. Improving the Security of CardSpace

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    Alrodhan WaleedA

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available CardSpace (formerly known as InfoCard is a digital identity management system that has recently been adopted by Microsoft. In this paper we identify two security shortcomings in CardSpace that could lead to a serious privacy violation. The first is its reliance on user judgements of the trustworthiness of service providers, and the second is its reliance on a single layer of authentication. We also propose a modification designed to address both flaws. The proposed approach is compatible with the currently deployed CardSpace identity metasystem and should enhance the privacy of the system whilst involving only minor changes to the current CardSpace framework. We also provide a security and performance analysis of the proposal.

  5. Karakteristik dan Faktor-Faktor yang Memengaruhi Balita Tidak Mendapat ASI Eksklusif di Dusun Mangir Tengah Desa Sendang Sari Kecamatan Pajangan Bantul

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    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Alasan-alasan para ibu menghentikan pemberian ASI-nya, menurut hasil laporan Depkes RI 1990 yaitu ASI tidak keluar 32%, ibu bekerja 28%, pengaruh pemberian susu formula 16%, pengaruh suami dan saudara 24% dan keinginan dianggap modern 4%. Bayi yang tidak diberi ASI secara eksklusif sangat rentan terserang penyakit. Penyakit yang bisa disebabkan karena kegagalan pemberian ASI eksklusif antara lain meningkatkan risiko kematian, infeksi saluran pencernaan (muntah, mencret, infeksi saluran pernapasan, meningkatkan gizi buruk. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk memperoleh informasi tentang karakteristik dan faktor-faktor yang memengaruhi balita yang tidak mendapat ASI eksklusif di Dusun Mangir Tengah Desa Sendang Kecamatan Pajangan Bantul. Jenis penelitian ini adalah kualitatif dengan metode penelitian natura1istik kuatitatif. Data-data penelitian dicatat melalui perekaman audio tape, pengambilan foto, catatan lapangan. Subjek penelitian ini adalah ibu-ibu yang memiliki balita yang tidak diberi ASI eksklusif. Pengambilan data menggunakan observasi dan wawancara mendalam. Hasil penelitian status gizi balita yang tidak mendapatkan ASI eksklusif termasuk dalam kategori baik. Pertumbuhan dan perkembangan balita yang tidak mendapatkan ASI eksklusif termasuk dalam kategori normal. Faktor- faktor yang memengaruhi balita tidak mendapatkan ASI eksklusif antara lain ASI tidak lancar, kerja pabrik, kuliah, bayi tidak mau minum ASI, payudara bengkak, puting lecet.

  6. KARAKTERISASI EKSTRAK ETANOL BIJI KLABET (Trigonella foenum-graecum L SEBAGAI TANAMAN OBAT PELANCAR ASI

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    belakang. Data (SDKI tahun 2002-2003, ditemukan  jumlah pemberian ASI eksklusif pada bayi di bawah usia dua bulan hanya mencakup 64% dari total bayi yang ada dan lebih memprihatinkan, 13% bayi di bawah dua bulan telah diberi susu formula. Selain itu satu dari tiga bayi usia 2-3 bulan telah diberi makanan tambahan. Hasil suatu survei melaporkan bahwa 38% ibu menghentikan pemberian ASI bagi bayi dengan alasan produksi ASI tidak mencukupi. Klabet sebagai herbal penambah ASI perlu dilakukan karakterisasi ekstrak biji Klabet sebagai langkah awal standarisasi ekstrak biji Klabet. Metode. Sampel adalah ekstrak biji Klabet. Tanaman Klabet diperoleh dari Jawa Timur.Untuk menjamin persyaratan mutu ekstrak etanol 50 % biji Klabet yang digunakan sebagai herbal untuk pelancar ASI pertama –tama harus memenuhi karakteristik mutu berdasarkan Pedoman persyaratan ekstrak yang dikeluarkan BPOM.Pemeriksaan men-cakup parameter non spesifik antara lain: kadar air, kadar abu total, kadar abu tidak larut asam, dan susut. Sedangkan parameter spesifik mencakup penetapan kadar sari larut alka-loid, penetapan kadar sari larut air, penetapan kadar Trigonellin dan uji golongan senyawa kimia Hasil. Karakterisasi ekstrak etanol 50 % biji klabet non spesifik : kadar air 13,70 %, kadar abu total 1,16 %, kadar abu tidak larut asam 0,06 % dan susut pengeringan 20,59  %, sedangkan karakteristik  spesifik : kadar sari larut etanol 59,58 %, kadar sari larut air 47,78 %, dan   kadar Trigonellin 9,72 %.   Kata kunci : Ekstrak etanol Biji Klabet,Trigonellin, Trigonella foenum-graecum L ,ASI

  7. Posición de los araucanos en un contexto asiático-europeo

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    Luis, María Antonia

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available Según el modelo clásico de poblamiento americano, los amerindios poseen un ancestro básico de tipo mongoloide, con diferenciaciones secundarias originadas por procesos microevolutivos locales. Toda comparación basada en distancias o en componentes funcionales, debería sostener entonces, la hipótesis: "las distribuciones amerindias se aproximan en mayor grado a las de las poblaciones asiáticas y en menor grado a las de las poblaciones europeas". Por componer los araucanos una población típicamente amerindia, debe esperarse que presenten mayor similitud morfológica con grupos asiáticos mongolizados y secundariamente, afinidades con grupos de extracción no mongoloide, dadas estas últimas por procesos evolutivos de adaptación convergente o mestizaje. El objeto del presente trabajo es corroborar el rechazo de dicha hipótesis (Pucciarelli et al.,1999, a través de un conjunto de nuevas comparaciones. Se procedió a medir 17 cráneos araucanos masculinos mediante 46 variables de las propuestas por Howells (1973 y compararlos con muestras de europeos (norse, zalavar, berg, asiáticos (chinos, japoneses, ainu, buriat, coreanos, filipinos y esquimales, cuyos datos fueron extraídos de los archivos proporcionados por Howells (1996. La estadística realizada consistió en análisis canónico, análisis discriminante, y "clusters" jerárquicos, mediante el programa Systat 7.0. Se halló que: (ala elipse de distribución de los araucanos fue casi equidistante respecto de norse y sudjaponeses, siendo la distancia entre éstos menor que la de cada uno de ellos respecto de araucanos; (ben el primer "cluster" con europeos, filipinos, sudjaponeses y ainu, los araucanos se separaron en un "subcluster" aislado y a la mayor distancia, le siguieron los ainu en un segundo "subcluster", mientras que los filipinos ocuparon un tercero, junto con europeos y japoneses; (cen el segundo "cluster", los araucanos se agruparon en forma intermedia entre chinos

  8. Ab-initio modeling of a-Si and a-Si:H

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    Ribeiro, Ricardo M.; Vasilevskiy, Mikhail I.; Barros, Andre [Centro de Fisica, Universidade do Minho, Campus de Gualtar, 4710-057 Braga (Portugal); Torres, Vitor J B. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidade de Aveiro and I3N, Campus Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro (Portugal); Briddon, Patrick R. [School of Natural Sciences, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU (United Kingdom)

    2010-05-15

    The simulation of a-Si is complicated because there is no direct experimental data, as there are for crystals. Our approach to simulate a-Si is to build several relatively small amorphous samples and, later, the properties we wish to calculate are averaged over all samples. We applied the Wooten, Winer and Weaire bond switch to 64 atom cubic supercell of crystalline silicon. This mechanism was used to create 15 samples of continuous random network of silicon. For each supercell, the volume and atomic relaxation were allowed in order to minimize the total energy, using a density functional-pseudopotential code. The radial and angular distributions, the electronic and vibrational density of states, and the Raman spectra were calculated. The radial distribution agrees very well with experimental data. The angular distribution has its maximum at 109.4 degree. The experimental positions and relative intensities of the Transverse Optical (TO) and Transverse Acoustic vibrational modes are well reproduced, with 14 and 25 cm{sup -1} peak deviations, respectively. The shape of the calculated Raman spectra agrees well with experimental data, being the intense TO peak shifted by 50 cm{sup -1}. The TO width at half-weight is very well reproduced. Introducing hydrogen in the a-Si samples, decorating all the undercoordinated Si atoms and at bond centres of floating bonds, the hydrogen vibrational frequencies of the relaxed structures agree very well with experimental data. (copyright 2010 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim) (orig.)

  9. Critical transient in the Barab\\'asi model of human dynamics

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    Gabrielli, A; Caldarelli, Guido; Gabrielli, Andrea

    2007-01-01

    We introduce an exact probabilistic description for L=2 of the Barab\\'asi model for the dynamics of a list of L tasks. This permits to study the problem out of stationarity, and to solve explicitly the extremal limit case where a critical behavior for the waiting time distribution is observed. This behavior deviates at any finite time from that of the stationary state. We study also the characteristic relaxation time for finite time deviations from stationarity in all cases showing that it diverges in the extremal limit confirming that this deviations are important at all time.

  10. Browsing the sky through the ASI Science Data Centre Data Explorer Tool

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    D'Elia, V; Verrecchia, F; Gendre, B; Giommi, P

    2010-01-01

    We present here the Data Explorer tool developed at the ASI Science Data Center (ASDC). This tool is designed to provide an efficient and user-friendly way to display information residing in several catalogs stored in the ASDC servers, to cross-correlate this information and to download/analyze data via our scientific tools and/or external services. Our database includes GRB catalogs (such as Swift and Beppo-SAX), which can be queried through the Data Explorer. The GRB fields can be viewed in multiwavelength and the data can be analyzed or retrieved.

  11. De la réappropriation de la psychologie en Asie du Sud-Est

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    Didier Bertrand

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available De la ou des psychologies Dans nombre de pays d’Asie du Sud-Est, la psychologie a été récemment introduite dans l’enseignement universitaire, les recherches sont rares et la pratique de la psychologie dans ses diverses applications encore balbutiante, voire inexistante. Lexique et concepts de la psychologie sont totalement importés dans les langues asiatiques, ils supposent un long et délicat travail de traduction qui ne s’opère que dans un sens seulement comme importation de nouveaux champs ...

  12. El impacto de la crisis asiática en el Cono Sur latinoamericano

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    La crisis del sudeste asiático y la recesión en Japón parecieran tener un efecto directo relativamente acotado en los flujos de comercio agregados del Cono Sur, sin embargo parece ser significativo el impacto de la turbulencia en los mercados de capitales. Chile y Brasil confrontan esta situación con déficits de balanza de cuenta corriente difíciles de sostener, sin recurrir a políticas de cambio más activas, con tasas de devaluación más aceleradas, acompañadas con políticas fiscales y moneta...

  13. Comparison between ASI, CNES and JAXA CCD analysis software for optical space debris monitoring

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    Paolillo, Fabrizio; Laas-Bourez, Myrtille; Yanagisawa, Toshifumi; Cappelletti, Chantal; Graziani, Filippo; Vidal, Bruno

    Since nineties Italian Space Agency (ASI), Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales CNES and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) play an important role in Inter-Agency Space Debris Coordination Committee (IADC) activities. Respectively the Group of Astrodynamics of Uni-versity Sapienza of Rome (GAUSS), TAROT team (Télescope a Action Rapide pour les Objets Transitoires) and Institute of Aerospace Technology (IAT), participate in optical space debris monitoring activities (WG1 at IADC ) with the following facilities: 1. SpaDE observatory of ASI/GAUSS in Collepardo (Fr.), country-regionplaceItaly. 2. TAROT observatories of CNES: one in Chili (ESO LA Silla) and one in placecountry-regionFrance (Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, at Calern). 3. Nyukasayama Observatory of IAT/JAXA, country-regionplaceJapan. Due to the large amount of data collected during the IADC coordinated observation campaigns and the autonomous campaigns, these research groups developed three different software for image processing automation and for the correlation of the detected objects with the catalogue. Using these software the three different observatories are improving the knowledge of the space debris population, in particular in the so-called geostationary belt (AI23.4 IADC International 2007 optical observation campaigns in higher Earth orbits and AI23.2 Investigation of high A/m ratio debris in higher Earth orbits), but they use different space debris monitoring techniques. With the aim to improve CCD analysis capabilities of each research group, during the 27th IADC meeting ASI, CNES and JAXA started a cooperation in this field on the comparison between the image processing software. The objectives of this activity are: 1. Test of ASI, CNES and JAXA CCD analysis software on real images taken in the 3 dif-ferent observation strategies (each observatory uses a particular objects extraction pro-cedure). 2. Results comparison: number of bad detection, number of good detection, processing

  14. Card - Electronic Money. Comparative Study

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    Mariana Rodica TIRLEA

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available This type of coin and appeared as a result of the needs for a proper management of the financial resources available in the market, but also to improve the payments system in our country. The card is an alternative to the conventional instruments of payment is a payment instrument with and without cash by means of which the holder disposes of the current account. It is a standardized, secure information and individualized, through which you can perform operations of cash withdrawal, payment for the goods or services purchased, payment obligations by the public administration authorities and funds transfers between accounts, other than those ordered and executed by financial institutions, carried out through the electronic payment instrument.

  15. Relativistic Hydrodynamics on Graphic Cards

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    Gerhard, Jochen; Bleicher, Marcus

    2012-01-01

    We show how to accelerate relativistic hydrodynamics simulations using graphic cards (graphic processing units, GPUs). These improvements are of highest relevance e.g. to the field of high-energetic nucleus-nucleus collisions at RHIC and LHC where (ideal and dissipative) relativistic hydrodynamics is used to calculate the evolution of hot and dense QCD matter. The results reported here are based on the Sharp And Smooth Transport Algorithm (SHASTA), which is employed in many hydrodynamical models and hybrid simulation packages, e.g. the Ultrarelativistic Quantum Molecular Dynamics model (UrQMD). We have redesigned the SHASTA using the OpenCL computing framework to work on accelerators like graphic processing units (GPUs) as well as on multi-core processors. With the redesign of the algorithm the hydrodynamic calculations have been accelerated by a factor 160 allowing for event-by-event calculations and better statistics in hybrid calculations.

  16. Insuficiencia cardíaca y diabetes

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    2006-01-01

    La prevalencia de la insuficiencia cardíaca y la diabetes continúa creciendo. Ambas están fuertemente asociadas. La diabetes es un fuerte predictor de aparición de insuficiencia cardíaca. Las razones son la presencia de enfermedad coronaria y los trastornos metabólicos vinculados con la resistencia a la insulina que generan disfunción contráctil. Los pacientes con insuficiencia cardíaca que son diabéticos tienen peor evolución. Los Betabloqueantes, vasodilatadores y los inhibidores de la en...

  17. Loyalty Card Promotional Activity in Budget Hotel

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    Teng, Fei

    2010-01-01

    Loyalty card is one of the most commonly used promotional activities in business. Thus far, there are some research has been done on luxury hotel, but very few researches are on budget hotel. So, the purpose of the thesis is finding out the Swedish customers’ attitude and behavior towards budget hotel’s loyalty card; getting to know what factors influence Swedish customers’ response towards the loyalty card and budget hotels. In the thesis, the main research problem is “How do Swedish custome...

  18. PERIOD OF VALIDITY OF CERN CARDS

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    Reminder The period of validity of CERN cards not bearing an expiry date has been extended from 30 June to 31 December 2002 (see paragraph 17.4 of the Implementation Measures relating to Operational Circular n° 2). Holders of such cards are kindly requested to have their cards renewed either at the Users Office (in the case of Users) or at the Registration Service (all the others) from 1 August 2002 onwards. Relations with the Host States Service http://www.cern.ch/relations/ Tel. 72848

  19. SD card projects using the PIC microcontroller

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    Ibrahim, Dogan

    2010-01-01

    PIC Microcontrollers are a favorite in industry and with hobbyists. These microcontrollers are versatile, simple, and low cost making them perfect for many different applications. The 8-bit PIC is widely used in consumer electronic goods, office automation, and personal projects. Author, Dogan Ibrahim, author of several PIC books has now written a book using the PIC18 family of microcontrollers to create projects with SD cards. This book is ideal for those practicing engineers, advanced students, and PIC enthusiasts that want to incorporate SD Cards into their devices. SD cards are che

  20. 75 FR 70753 - Market Test Involving Greeting Cards

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    2010-11-18

    ... cards, convenience, and a cost effective product for customer. Id. Additionally, it asserts that the... customer to sign and address the card and place it in a collection box, will make greeting cards more... postage will be paid based on the company's reports on the number of cards sold to customers or...

  1. Student ID Cards: What You Should Know About Them

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    Hoffman, Jonathan; McGuire, Agnes C.

    1973-01-01

    Discusses the usefulness of photo ID cards for school security purposes, library control, student activities, and bus transportation control. Examines ways in which card costs can be reduced and the pros and cons of producing the cards at the school or of letting the work out. Problems involving card abuse and student rights are also considered.…

  2. 48 CFR 2913.301 - Governmentwide commercial purchase card.

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    2010-10-01

    ... purchase card. 2913.301 Section 2913.301 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF LABOR... commercial purchase card. (a) The Government purchase card has far fewer requirements for documentation than other methods of purchasing. However, the same legal restrictions apply to credit card purchases...

  3. Skill Cards for Open-Ended Gameboards, Set A.

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    International Reading Association, Newport Beach, CA. California Reading Association.

    These skill cards and answer cards were designed for open ended game boards but may be used with any open ended game to reinforce reading skills. There are twelve sets in the packet. Each set contains twenty skill cards and one answer card. The topics for the sets are: long vowel substitution, short vowel substitution, consonant digraph…

  4. Thermal transfer structures coupling electronics card(s) to coolant-cooled structure(s)

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    David, Milnes P; Graybill, David P; Iyengar, Madhusudan K; Kamath, Vinod; Kochuparambil, Bejoy J; Parida, Pritish R; Schmidt, Roger R

    2014-12-16

    Cooling apparatuses and coolant-cooled electronic systems are provided which include thermal transfer structures configured to engage with a spring force one or more electronics cards with docking of the electronics card(s) within a respective socket(s) of the electronic system. A thermal transfer structure of the cooling apparatus includes a thermal spreader having a first thermal conduction surface, and a thermally conductive spring assembly coupled to the conduction surface of the thermal spreader and positioned and configured to reside between and physically couple a first surface of an electronics card to the first surface of the thermal spreader with docking of the electronics card within a socket of the electronic system. The thermal transfer structure is, in one embodiment, metallurgically bonded to a coolant-cooled structure and facilitates transfer of heat from the electronics card to coolant flowing through the coolant-cooled structure.

  5. Magnetocaloric properties of R2NiMnO6 (R=Pr, Nd, Tb, Ho and Y) double perovskite family

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    Chakraborty, Tirthankar; Nhalil, Hariharan; Yadav, Ruchika; Wagh, Aditya A.; Elizabeth, Suja

    2017-04-01

    Double perovskite R2NiMnO6 (R=Pr, Nd, Tb, Ho and Y) composites are prepared via solid state synthesis or nitrate route. Isothermal magnetic entropy change (ΔSM (T , H)) and relative cooling power (RCP) for all systems are calculated and compared. All of them possess relatively high values of ΔSM (T , H) and RCP as compared to many perovskite and double perovskite systems reported previously. Ho2NiMnO6 has the highest value for | ΔSM (T , H) | and RCP as 8.4 JKg-1K-1 at 70 kOe and 59.18 J Kg-1 at 20 kOe respectively. This study highlights the potential of magnetocaloric refrigerant materials at low temperature.

  6. aSi EPIDs for the in-vivo dosimetry of static and dynamic beams

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    Piermattei, A. [Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), Sezione di Roma Tre, 00146 Roma (Italy); Istituto di Fisica e U.O.C. di Fisica Sanitaria, Università Cattolica del S. Cuore, 00168 Roma (Italy); Cilla, S. [Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), Sezione di Roma Tre, 00146 Roma (Italy); U.O. di Fisica Sanitaria, Fondazione per la Ricerca e Cura ‘Giovanni Paolo II’, 86100 Campobasso (Italy); Azario, L.; Greco, F. [Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), Sezione di Roma Tre, 00146 Roma (Italy); Istituto di Fisica e U.O.C. di Fisica Sanitaria, Università Cattolica del S. Cuore, 00168 Roma (Italy); Russo, M. [Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), Sezione di Roma Tre, 00146 Roma (Italy); U.O. di Fisica Sanitaria, Ospedale Belcolle, 01100 Viterbo (Italy); Grusio, M. [Istituto di Fisica e U.O.C. di Fisica Sanitaria, Università Cattolica del S. Cuore, 00168 Roma (Italy); Orlandini, L. [U.O. di Fisica Medica, Centro Oncologico Fiorentino, 50121 Firenze (Italy); Fidanzio, A., E-mail: andrea.fidanzio@rm.unicatt.it [Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), Sezione di Roma Tre, 00146 Roma (Italy); Istituto di Fisica e U.O.C. di Fisica Sanitaria, Università Cattolica del S. Cuore, 00168 Roma (Italy)

    2015-10-01

    Portal imaging by amorphous silicon (aSi) photodiode is currently the most applied technology for in-vivo dosimetry (IVD) of static and dynamic radiotherapy beams. The strategy, adopted in this work to perform the IVD procedure by aSi EPID, is based on: in patient reconstruction of the isocenter dose and day to day comparison between 2D-portal images to verify the reproducibility of treatment delivery. About 20.000 tests have been carried out in this last 3 years in 8 radiotherapy centers using the SOFTDISO program. The IVD results show that: (i) the procedure can be implemented for linacs of different manufacturer, (ii) the IVD analysis can be obtained on a computer screen, in quasi real time (about 2 min after the treatment delivery) and (iii) once the causes of the discrepancies were eliminated, all the global IVD tests for single patient were within the acceptance criteria defined by: ±5% for the isocenter dose, and P{sub γ<1}≥90% of the checked points for the 2D portal image γ-analysis. This work is the result of a project supported by the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN) and Università Cattolica del S.Cuore (UCSC)

  7. Los Alamos flux comperssion systems, ASI focus area I program plan

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    Goforth, James H [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Heger, Sharif [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2010-12-14

    This document is a final summary of an original plan submitted as LA-UR 10-06693. There are minor revisions, some new items have been completed, and there is a statement of some funding shortfalls. Program plan focuses on using Ranchero Technology for the ASI 43 cm Ranchero generators are being fabricated to provide a small scale load and diagnostics test capability at Los Alamos - LLNL loads and Los Alamos multi-shell loads. 43 cm Ranchero tests continue as long as they are useful. 1 or 1.4 m Ranchero tests follow in the out years - Multi-shell loads have identified needs for full length generators and one 1.4 m generator is on hand. Both LLNL and Los Alamos loads will require larger current capability, and Ranchero will be scaled up in diameter when full scale current is defined. Increased scale tests expected in FY-12. The bulk of the Los Alamos Effort will be directed toward two thrusts: (1) Perform tests for LLNL load development and (2) explore multi-shell loads. ASC program assesses development against ASI results then provides new designs.

  8. aSi EPIDs for the in-vivo dosimetry of static and dynamic beams

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    Piermattei, A.; Cilla, S.; Azario, L.; Greco, F.; Russo, M.; Grusio, M.; Orlandini, L.; Fidanzio, A.

    2015-10-01

    Portal imaging by amorphous silicon (aSi) photodiode is currently the most applied technology for in-vivo dosimetry (IVD) of static and dynamic radiotherapy beams. The strategy, adopted in this work to perform the IVD procedure by aSi EPID, is based on: in patient reconstruction of the isocenter dose and day to day comparison between 2D-portal images to verify the reproducibility of treatment delivery. About 20.000 tests have been carried out in this last 3 years in 8 radiotherapy centers using the SOFTDISO program. The IVD results show that: (i) the procedure can be implemented for linacs of different manufacturer, (ii) the IVD analysis can be obtained on a computer screen, in quasi real time (about 2 min after the treatment delivery) and (iii) once the causes of the discrepancies were eliminated, all the global IVD tests for single patient were within the acceptance criteria defined by: ±5% for the isocenter dose, and PγFisica Nucleare (INFN) and Università Cattolica del S.Cuore (UCSC).

  9. Testing of the J-2X Augmented Spark Igniter (ASI) and Its Electronics

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    Osborne, Robin

    2015-01-01

    Reliable operation of the spark ignition system electronics in the J-2X Augmented Spark Igniter (ASI) is imperative in assuring ASI ignition and subsequent Main Combustion Chamber (MCC) ignition events are reliable in the J-2X Engine. Similar to the man-rated J-2 and RS-25 engines, the J-2X ignition system electronics are equipped with spark monitor outputs intended to indicate that the spark igniters are properly energized and sparking. To better understand anomalous spark monitor data collected on the J-2X development engines at NASA Stennis Space Center (SSC), a comprehensive subsystem study of the engine's low- and high-tension spark ignition system electronics was conducted at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC). Spark monitor output data were compared to more detailed spark diagnostics to determine if the spark monitor was an accurate indication of actual sparking events. In addition, ignition system electronics data were closely scrutinized for any indication of an electrical discharge in some location other than the firing tip of the spark igniter - a problem not uncommon in the development of high voltage ignition systems.

  10. AMORPHOUS HYDROGENATED ALLOYS : A COMPARATIVE EXAFS STUDY OF a-Si1-xCx : H, a-Si1- xGex : H, a-SiNx : H AT THE SILICON K-EDGE

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    a-Si1-xCx : H, a-Si1-xGex : H, a-SiNx : H alloys have been studied at the Si K-edge. Si-Si and Si-A (A being C, N, Ge) bond lengths have been determined as a function of composition. The Si-C distance was found to vary significantly, while the Si-Ge and Si-N distances remain almost constant. A high frequency signal has been detected in the a-Si1-xCx : H and a-SiNx : H films at large x due to a second shell contribution. The compositions of the first coordination shell are also reported and di...

  11. Posición de los araucanos en un contexto asiático-europeo

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    Pucciarelli, Héctor Mario

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available Se acepta que el denominado substrato amerindio -que incluye a la mayoría de las poblaciones americanas actuales e históricas- incursionó en dirección norte-sur, desde el noreste asiático, pasando por el estrecho de Bering y el rosario de las Aleutianas. Según este modelo, las poblaciones amerindias poseen un ancestro básico de tipo mongoloide, con diferenciaciones secundarias originadas por procesos microevolutivos locales. Toda comparación basada en distancias o en componentes funcionales, debería entonces sostener la hipótesis: "las distribuciones amerindias se deben aproximar en mayor grado a las de las poblaciones asiáticas y en menor grado a las de las poblaciones europeas". Por componer los araucanos una distribución tipicamente amerindia, debe esperarse entonces que presenten mayor similitud morfológica con grupos asiáticos mongolizados y secundariamente, afinidades con grupos de extracción no mongoloide, dadas estas últimas por procesos evolutivos de adaptación o mestizaje. El objeto del presente trabajo es determinar si a nivel craneofacial se cumple el modelo propuesto a través de la metodología craneofuncional. Se procedió a medir los componentes funcionales anteroneural, mesoneural, posteroneural, ótico, óptico, respiratorio, masticatorio y alveolar en 48 cráneos provenientes de muestras japonesa, francesa y araucana. Se observó que: (alas elipses de distribución producidas por el análisis canónico ubicaron a los araucanos en una posición casi equidistante entre japoneses y europeos; (blos componentes funcionales discriminados por el análisis univariado fueron tres para la comparación europeo-japonesa (óptico, masticatorio y alveolar, los mismos tres para la comparación araucano-japonesa (pero con sentido inverso y sólo el efecto tamaño del componente facial para la comparación araucano-europea. Con estos resultados se rechaza la hipótesis planteada y se sugiere que, además de los factores

  12. EuCARD final project report

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    Koutchouk, J P

    2014-01-01

    After four years of activity, EuCARD has most of its objectives fulfilled, with some new objectives added and a few others on excellent tracks while requiring additional time. The management has been active in reinforcing the collaborative links between partners and projects, contributing to the preparation of FP7-EuCARD2, initiating FP7-HiLumi-LHC Design Study, to favour sustained collaborations beyond EuCARD. An out-of-contract network has been successfully launched on laser plasma acceleration, to combine forces between accelerator, laser and plasma communities. Communication and dissemination activities have led to two highlights: Accelerating News, an accelerator R&D newsletter initiated by EuCARD and now common to all FP7 accelerator projects (over 1000 subscribers) and a series of monographs on accelerator sciences that is progressively finding its public. The scientific networks have more than fulfilled their initial objectives: roadmaps are defined for neutrino facilities, submitted to the Europe...

  13. Notification: Purchase Card and Convenience Check Audit

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    Project #OA-FY13-0116, April 11, 2013. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Inspector General, is beginning the fieldwork phase of its audit of the agency’s purchase card and convenience check programs.

  14. Population Genetics Simulated with Playing Cards

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    Oliver, P. T. P.

    1975-01-01

    Describes how to use playing cards as simulators to demonstrate several aspects of allelism and allele frequency in a gene pool. They provide an "unexpected" result, promote group discussion and may stimulate students to devise variations for comparison. (BR)

  15. Credit: Educational Loans, Money Management, Credit Cards

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    Nation's Schools and Colleges, 1974

    1974-01-01

    Brief notes discuss current developments such as a bank loan program for parents with university-age children; a high school student-run credit union; and charging education fees with credit cards. (JF)

  16. 75 FR 55392 - Employment Network Report Card

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    2010-09-10

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION Employment Network Report Card AGENCY: Social Security Administration (SSA). ACTION: Notice of Webinar and National Teleconference Call listening sessions--announcing two opportunities for SSA to...

  17. FRENCH CARDS - NEW PROCEDURE FOR INITIAL APPLICATION

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    The Human Resources Division would like to remind members of personnel that they are obliged to submit an application form for a French card as soon as they have a permanent address in either Switzerland or in France and they are actually living there. Following the rationalization of our administrative procedures, as of October 1st, 2002, the initial application procedure for a French card will now be as follows: The member of personnel should complete an application form. If necessary, an application form must also be completed for family members. These forms must then be transferred via e-mail to the appropriate Divisional Administrative Officer (DAO) who will forward them to the Cards Service. In parallel, the member of personnel should submit the necessary supporting documents to the Cards Service. The application form (Word format only), the procedural details, the necessary supporting documents as well as the conditions of issue are available here.   Human Resources Division Tel. 74469

  18. Analysis of OPACITY and PLAID Protocols for Contactless Smart Cards

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    2012-09-01

    of contactless technologies, such as RFID . Contactless smart cards contain a re-writable smart card microchip that is used to read or write via...technology: comparing and contrasting rfid and rf-enabled smart cards ,” [6] P. Oswal and M. Foong, “ RFID vs contactless smart cards - an unending debate...AND PLAID PROTOCOLS FOR CONTACTLESS SMART CARDS by Koh Ho Kiat Lee Yong Run September 2012 Thesis Co-Advisors

  19. 血细胞参数RPR和MPV对突发性聋的预测价值%Study on predictive value of blood cell parameter RPR and MPV for sudden sensorineural hearing loss

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    张建国; 李治锋; 陶然

    2016-01-01

    Objective To study the predictive value of blood parameter RPR and M PV for sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL) .Methods A hundred and fourteen patients with SSHL (patients group)and 116 control cases(control group)were select‐ed .The platelet parameters and RBC distribution width (RDW)in these research subjects were collected .Then RPR in all subjects was calculated according to the formula RPR =RDW/PLT .Results The detection results of PLT ,MPV ,RDW ,platelet distribution width(PDW)and RPR had statistical differences between the SSHL patients group and control group (P<0 .05) ,with the area un‐der the ROC curve(AUC)indicating the diagnostic value for SSHL ,which of RPR ,RDW and MPV were 0 .784 ,0 .683 and 0 .590 respectively ;When the optimal cutoff value of RPR was 0 .055 ,the sensitivity was 0 .84 ,specificity was 0 .58 ,positive predictive val‐ue was 0 .85 and negative predictive value was 0 .55;when the optimal cutoff value of MPV was 8 .45 ,the sensitivity was 0 .71 ,spe‐cificity was 0 .47 ,positive predictive value was 0 .71 and negative predictive value was 0 .46 .RPR ,MPV and PDW had small correla‐tion .Conclusion RPR and MPV all have the predictive value for SSHL ,but the parameter RPR has higher value .%目的:探讨红细胞体积分布宽度与血小板比值(RPR)和平均血小板体积(MPV)对突发性聋(SSHL)的预测价值。方法选取SSHL患者114例(患者组),对照人群116例(对照组),收集这些研究对象的血小板参数和红细胞分布宽度(RDW)数据,根据公式 RPR= RDW/血小板计数(PLT ),计算所有对象的 RPR。结果 SSHL 患者组和对照组人群的 PLT、MPV、RDW、血小板分布宽度(PDW)、RPR结果比较,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05),RPR、RDW、MPV对SSHL患者诊断价值以ROC曲线下面积(AUC)表示,其值分别为0.784、0.683、0.590;RPR最佳截点值为0.055时,敏感性为0.84,特异性为0.58

  20. Addictive severity in cocaine addicts measured with the EuropASI: differences between composite scores and severity ratings.

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    Sánchez-Hervás, Emilio; Secades-Villa, Roberto; José Santonja Gómez, Francisco; Zacarés Romaguera, Francisco; García-Rodríguez, Olaya

    2009-01-01

    In this study we present the addiction severity profile in a sample of 202 cocaine addicts, using the composite scores for each area of the EuropASI (European version of the ASI), which are compared with the severity ratings obtained through interviewers' subjective assessments. The results showed that the areas of the EuropASI which reflected the greatest severity according to the composite scores were, in the following order: employment/support, family/social situation, use of alcohol and psychiatric state. The results obtained with the composite scores show discrepancies with those obtained from the severity rating. Statistically significant differences were found in the areas of alcohol (Z = -6.205; p composite scores, since severity ratings depend totally on the interviewer's judgement, and do not appear to constitute a sound measure for estimating therapeutic change.

  1. Use score card to boost quality.

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    2002-10-01

    Keeping a score card can identify problem areas and track improvements. When specific goals are reached, staff are given rewards such as thank-you letters, tokens, or pizza parties. Staff are kept informed about the results of the score card through bulletin board postings, staff meetings, and the hospital Intranet. Data are collected with manual entry by nursing staff, chart review by performance improvement, and a computerized program.

  2. Prototype ALICE front-end card

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    Maximilien Brice

    2004-01-01

    This circuit board is a prototype 48-channel front end digitizer card for the ALICE time projection chamber (TPC), which takes electrical signals from the wire sensors in the TPC and shapes the data before converting the analogue signal to digital data. A total of 4356 cards will be required to process the data from the ALICE TPC, the largest of this type of detector in the world.

  3. Le narcotrafic en Asie centrale : enjeux géopolitiques et répercussions sociales

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    International audience; Le narcotrafic, déjà favorisé par la géopolitique régionale, a pris une dimension nouvelle avec l'ouverture des frontières et le passage à l'économie de marché des sociétés post-soviétiques. Depuis 1991, le trafic, empruntant les routes méridionales, s'est rapidement réorienté vers l'Asie centrale en direction de la Russie et de l'Europe. Jusqu'à la fin des années 1990, le rôle de la région dans le narcotrafic mondial était celui d'un espace de flux. Depuis, cette situ...

  4. Effect of film quality improvement on a-Si solar cell performance by horizontal plasma furnace

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    Kashima, Y.; Nonomura, S.; Fukumoto, K.; Okamoto, H.; Hamakawa, Y.

    Plasma decomposition mechanism has been investigated by emission spectroscopy, and its spatial distribution with the cross field mode glow discharge of SiH4 has also been investigated. On the basis of these experimental studies, a separated three-chamber system of horizontal plasma mode furnace has been developed. This system has been used to prepare a-Si solar cells, and these have been compared with those prepared by using a single-chamber system from several points of view. Through an analysis of photovoltaic performance, a clear improvement has been verified in the cells prepared using the separated system. It is believed that the difference between these two systems was caused by the influence of cross-contamination. In the course of this investigation, a-SiC/a-Si/microcrystalline Si heterojunction solar cells having more than 9-percent conversion efficiency have been developed.

  5. The ASY-EOS experiment at GSI: Constraining the symmetry energy at supra-saturation densities

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    Russotto P.

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The elliptic-flow ratio of neutrons with respect to protons or light complex particles in reactions of heavy ions at pre-relativistic energies has been proposed as an observable sensitive to the strength of the symmetry term of the nuclear equation of state at supra-saturation densities. In the ASY-EOS experiment at the GSI laboratory, flows of neutrons and light charged particles were measured for 197Au+197Au, 96Zr+96Zr and 96Ru+96Ru collisions at 400 MeV/nucleon with the Large Area Neutron Detector LAND as part of a setup with several additional detection systems used for the event characterization. Flow results obtained for the Au+Au system, in comparison with predictions of the UrQMD transport model, confirm the moderately soft to linear density dependence of the symmetry energy deduced from the earlier FOPI-LAND data.

  6. The ASY-EOS experiment at GSI: investigating symmetry energy at supra-saturation densities

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    Russotto P.

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The elliptic-flow ratio of neutrons with respect to protons or light complex particles in reactions of heavy-ions at pre-relativistic energies has been proposed as an observable sensitive to the strength of the symmetry term of the nuclear equation of state at supra-saturation densities. The results obtained from the existing FOPI/LAND data for 197Au+197Au collisions at 400 MeV/nucleon in comparison with the UrQMD model simulations favoured a moderately soft symmetry term, but suffer from a considerable statistical uncertainty. These results have been confirmed by an independent analysis based on the Tübingen QMD simulations. In order to obtain an improved data set for Au+Au collisions and to extend the study to other systems, a new experiment was carried out at the GSI laboratory by the ASY-EOS collaboration. The present status of the data analysis is reported

  7. The ASY-EOS experiment at GSI: investigating symmetry energy at supra-saturation densities

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    Russotto, P.; Chartier, M.; Cozma, M. D.; De Filippo, E.; Le Fèvre, A.; Gannon, S.; Gašparić, I.; Kiš, M.; Kupny, S.; Leifels, Y.; Lemmon, R. C.; Li, Q.; Łukasik, J.; Marini, P.; Pawłowski, P.; Santoro, S.; Trautmann, W.; Veselsky, M.; Acosta, L.; Adamczyk, M.; Al-Ajlan, A.; Al-Garawi, M.; Al-Homaidhi, S.; Amorini, F.; Auditore, L.; Aumann, T.; Ayyad, Y.; Baran, V.; Basrak, Z.; Bassini, R.; Benlliure, J.; Boiano, C.; Boisjoli, M.; Boretzky, K.; Brzychczyk, J.; Budzanowski, A.; Cardella, G.; Cammarata, P.; Chajecki, Z.; Chbihi, A.; Colonna, M.; Czech, B.; Di Toro, M.; Famiano, M.; Greco, V.; Grassi, L.; Guazzoni, C.; Guazzoni, P.; Heil, M.; Heilborn, L.; Introzzi, R.; Isobe, T.; Kezzar, K.; Krasznahorkay, A.; Kurz, N.; La Guidara, E.; Lanzalone, G.; Lasko, P.; Lombardo, I.; Lynch, W. G.; Matthews, Z.; May, L.; Minniti, T.; Mostazo, M.; Pagano, A.; Papa, M.; Pirrone, S.; Pleskac, R.; Politi, G.; Porto, F.; Reifarth, R.; Reisdorf, W.; Riccio, F.; Rizzo, F.; Rosato, E.; Rossi, D.; Simon, H.; Skwirczynska, I.; Sosin, Z.; Stuhl, L.; Trifirò, A.; Trimarchi, M.; Tsang, M. B.; Verde, G.; Vigilante, M.; Wieloch, A.; Wigg, P.; Wolter, H. H.; Wu, P.; Yennello, S.; Zambon, P.; Zetta, L.; Zoric, M.

    2014-03-01

    The elliptic-flow ratio of neutrons with respect to protons or light complex particles in reactions of heavy-ions at pre-relativistic energies has been proposed as an observable sensitive to the strength of the symmetry term of the nuclear equation of state at supra-saturation densities. The results obtained from the existing FOPI/LAND data for 197Au+197Au collisions at 400 MeV/nucleon in comparison with the UrQMD model simulations favoured a moderately soft symmetry term, but suffer from a considerable statistical uncertainty. These results have been confirmed by an independent analysis based on the Tübingen QMD simulations. In order to obtain an improved data set for Au+Au collisions and to extend the study to other systems, a new experiment was carried out at the GSI laboratory by the ASY-EOS collaboration. The present status of the data analysis is reported

  8. The Mars Pathfinder atmospheric structure investigation/meteorology (ASI/MET) experiment

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    Schofield, J.T.; Barnes, J.R.; Crisp, D.

    1997-01-01

    The Mars Pathfinder atmospheric structure investigation/meteorology (ASI/MET) experiment measured the vertical density, pressure, and temperature structure of the martian atmosphere from the surface to 160 km, and monitored surface meteorology and climate for 83 sols (1 sol = 1 martian day = 24...... nighttime upper atmosphere; atmospheric temperatures that are 10 to 12 degrees kelvin warmer near the surface; light slope-controlled winds; and dust devils, identified by their pressure, wind, and temperature signatures. The results are consistent with the warm, moderately dusty atmosphere seen by VL-1........7 hours). The atmospheric structure and the weather record are similar to those observed by the Viking 1 lander (VL-1) at the same latitude, altitude, and season 21 years ago, but there are differences related to diurnal effects and the surface properties of the landing site. These include a cold...

  9. Boron Concentration Measurements at the I/P Interface in Nip a-Si Solar Cells

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    Aken, Van; Duchamp, Martial; Boothroyd, Chris

    2011-01-01

    The p-type Si layer in n-i-p a-Si and μc-Si solar cells on foil has several important requirements with respect to conductivity and optical transmission. We control the optical band gap and activation energy of p-a-SiC by varying the B2H6 and CH4 flows in the process chamber. Modelling shows...... that the optimum efficiency in n-i-p solar cells is obtained when the p-a-SiC band gap is just above the band gap of the absorber layer. We have assessed the potential of core-loss electron energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS) for detecting B and C and of low-loss EELS, in a spatially resolved manner, as probe of local...

  10. The Very High Energy source catalog at the ASI Science Data Center

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    Carosi, Alessandro; Antonelli, Lucio Angelo; Giommi, Paolo

    2015-01-01

    The increasing number of Very High Energy (VHE) sources discovered by the current generation of Cherenkov telescopes made particularly relevant the creation of a dedicated source catalogs as well as the cross-correlation of VHE and lower energy bands data in a multi-wavelength framework. The "TeGeV Catalog" hosted at the ASI Science Data Center (ASDC) is a catalog of VHE sources detected by ground-based Cherenkov detectors. The TeGeVcat collects all the relevant information publicly available about the observed GeV/TeV sources. The catalog contains also information about public light curves while the available spectral data are included in the ASDC SED Builder tool directly accessible from the TeGeV catalog web page. In this contribution we will report a comprehensive description of the catalog and the related tools.

  11. PERTUMBUHAN BAYI DAN PEMBERIAN ASI EKSKLUSIF OLEH IBU PENERIMA KONSELING MENYUSUI DAN MAKANAN TAMBAHAN TORBANGUN

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACTThe aim of the study was to analyze the effects of torbangun flour-based functional supplementary food for breastfeeding mothers who received breastfeeding counseling on infant’s growth and exclusive breastfeeding practice The subjects were 20 pregnant women in their third trimester and were monitored until delivery and were given supplementary food for 30 days. Single blind randomized controlled trial was used to group subjects into intervention group (n=10 that was given supplementary food containing torbangun flour, and control group (n=10 with no torbangun flour. All subjects were given breastfeeding counseling two times before delivery and three times during supplementary food was given. The study showed that breastfeeding counseling significantly increased the knowledge and attitude of respondents on exclusive breastfeeding. In the intervention group, the average score of knowledge increased from 59.1±22.4 to 94.1±6.9 (p<0.05, while the attitude increased from 65.8±11.4 to 94.1±8.8 (p<0.05. In control group, the average score of knowledge increased from 75.0±11.8 to 94.4±7.2 (p<0.05, while the attitude increased from 75.0±14.4 to 94.4±11.0 (p<0.05. Supplementary food containing torbangun flour significantly caused shorter time in regaining infant’s birth weight. The average time was 5.1±1.4 days for intervention group, while the control group was 7.0±2.4 days (p<0.05. The success rate of exclusive breastfeeding practice in the intervention group was 90%, while in the control group was 80%.Keywords: exclusive breastfeeding, supplementary food, torbangunABSTRAKTujuan penelitian adalah menganalisis pengaruh pemberian makanan tambahan fungsional berbasis tepung torbangun pada ibu yang mendapat konseling menyusui terhadap pertumbuhan bayi dan pemberian ASI eksklusif. Subjek penelitian adalah 20 orang ibu hamil pada trimester ketiga yang diikuti hingga melahirkan dan diberikan makanan tambahan selama 30 hari. Desain single

  12. The very high energy source catalog at the ASI Science Data Center

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    Carosi, Alessandro; Lucarelli, Fabrizio; Antonelli, Lucio A.; Giommi, Paolo

    2016-07-01

    The increasing number of Very High Energy (VHE) sources discovered by the current generation of Cherenkov telescopes made particularly relevant the creation of a dedicated source catalogs as well as the cross-correlation of VHE and lower energy bands data in a multi-wavelength framework. The "TeGeV Catalog" hosted at the ASI Science Data Center (ASDC) is a catalog of VHE sources detected by ground-based Cherenkov detectors. The TeGeVcat collects all the relevant information publicly available about the observed GeV/TeV sources. The catalog contains also information about public light curves while the available spectral data are included in the ASDC SED Builder tool directly accessible from the TeGeV catalogue web page. In this contribution we will report a comprehensive description of the catalog and the related tools.

  13. The ASY-EOS experiment at GSI: investigating the symmetry energy at supra-saturation densities

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    Russotto, P; De Filippo, E; Févre, A Le; Gannon, S; Gašparić, I; Kiš, M; Kupny, S; Leifels, Y; Lemmon, R C; Łukasik, J; Marini, P; Pagano, A; Pawłowski, P; Santoro, S; Trautmann, W; Veselsky, M; Acosta, L; Adamczyk, M; Al-Ajlan, A; Al-Garawi, M; Al-Homaidhi, S; Amorini, F; Auditore, L; Aumann, T; Ayyad, Y; Baran, V; Basrak, Z; Benlliure, J; Boiano, C; Boisjoli, M; Boretzky, K; Brzychczyk, J; Budzanowski, A; Cardella, G; Cammarata, P; Chajecki, Z; Chbihi, A; Colonna, M; Cozma, D; Czech, B; Di Toro, M; Famiano, M; Geraci, E; Greco, V; Grassi, L; Guazzoni, C; Guazzoni, P; Heil, M; Heilborn, L; Introzzi, R; Isobe, T; Kezzar, K; Krasznahorkay, A; Kurz, N; La Guidara, E; Lanzalone, G; Lasko, P; Li, Q; Lombardo, I; Lynch, W G; Matthews, Z; May, L; Minniti, T; Mostazo, M; Papa, M; Pirrone, S; Politi, G; Porto, F; Reifarth, R; Reisdorf, W; Riccio, F; Rizzo, F; Rosato, E; Rossi, D; Simon, H; Skwirczynska, I; Sosin, Z; Stuhl, L; Trifiró, A; Trimarchi, M; Tsang, M B; Verde, G; Vigilante, M; Wieloch, A; Wigg, P; Wolter, H H; Wu, P; Yennello, S; Zambon, P; Zetta, L; Zoric, M

    2012-01-01

    The elliptic-flow ratio of neutrons with respect to protons in reactions of neutron rich heavy-ions systems at intermediate energies has been proposed as an observable sensitive to the strength of the symmetry term in the nuclear Equation Of State (EOS) at supra-saturation densities. The recent results obtained from the existing FOPI/LAND data for $^{197}$Au+$^{197}$Au collisions at 400 MeV/nucleon in comparison with the UrQMD model allowed a first estimate of the symmetry term of the EOS but suffer from a considerable statistical uncertainty. In order to obtain an improved data set for Au+Au collisions and to extend the study to other systems, a new experiment was carried out at the GSI laboratory by the ASY-EOS collaboration in May 2011.

  14. GenASiS Basics: Object-oriented utilitarian functionality for large-scale physics simulations

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    Cardall, Christian Y

    2015-01-01

    Aside from numerical algorithms and problem setup, large-scale physics simulations on distributed-memory supercomputers require more basic utilitarian functionality, such as physical units and constants; display to the screen or standard output device; message passing; I/O to disk; and runtime parameter management and usage statistics. Here we describe and make available Fortran 2003 classes furnishing extensible object-oriented implementations of this sort of rudimentary functionality, along with individual `unit test' programs and larger example problems demonstrating their use. These classes compose the Basics division of our developing astrophysics simulation code GenASiS (General Astrophysical Simulation System), but their fundamental nature makes them useful for physics simulations in many fields.

  15. Introduction au dossier « L’Asie centrale »

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    Alain Cariou

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Avec les bouleversements géopolitiques qui affectent le continent asiatique depuis deux décennies l’Asie centrale n’est plus tout à fait cet espace géographique incertain écarté de la communauté internationale, voire même oublié des atlas dont les cartes étaient généralement centrées sur les territoires voisins plus lisibles et médiatiques du Moyen-Orient, de l’Inde, de la Chine ou de la Russie. Constituée par les cinq ex-républiques socialistes soviétiques du Kazakhstan, du Kirghizstan, de l...

  16. Trasplante cardíaco

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    Dimitri Novitzky

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available En 1985, en el Tampa General Hospital se inició el Programa de Trasplante Cardíaco. Hasta la fecha se realizaron 815 trasplantes en 795 pacientes, 17 de los cuales fueron sometidos a un retrasplante. La sobrevida actuarial al mes es del 94,5%, al año del 87%, a los 3 años alcanza el 81%, a los 5 años el 74% y a los 10 años el 52%.El Medical Review Board se reúne semanalmente para un seguimiento de la presentación de pacientes y la selección de los candidatos adecuados para el programa. Dentro de las varias Organ Procurement Organizations of the Region, la institución de terapia hormonal para el donante y el receptor está ampliamente aceptada. En el Tampa General Hospital también se le administra levotiroxina al receptor, en la sala de operaciones y en la sala de cuidados intensivos en la situación de un bajo volumen minuto. La mayoría de los trasplantes se efectúan en pacientes con estado 1A o 1B. La inmunosupresión es indicada por especialistas cardiólogos, lo mismo que la realización de la biopsia endomiocárdica con el fin de ajustar la medicación inmunosupresora. En esta revisión se presentan los resultados generales del programa, la selección de pacientes, los procedimientos quirúrgicos, la inmunosupresión y la asistencia que requieren los ventrículos

  17. Assessment of the quality of as-is building information models generated from point clouds using deviation analysis

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    Anil, Engin Burak; Tang, Pingbo; Akinci, Burcu; Huber, Daniel

    2011-03-01

    Three dimensional (3D) imaging sensors, such as laser scanners, are being used to create building information models (BIMs) of the as-is conditions of buildings and other facilities. Quality assurance (QA) needs to be conducted to ensure that the models accurately depict the as-is conditions. We propose a new approach for QA that analyzes patterns in the raw 3D data and compares the 3D data with the as-is BIM geometry to identify potential errors in the model. This "deviation analysis" approach to QA enables users to analyze the regions with significant differences between the 3D data and the reconstructed model or between the 3D data of individual laser scans. This method can help identify the sources of errors and does not require additional physical access to the facility. To show the approach's potential effectiveness, we conducted case studies of several professionally conducted as-is BIM projects. We compared the deviation analysis method to an alternative method - the physical measurement approach - in terms of errors detected and coverage. We also conducted a survey and evaluation of commercial software with relevant capabilities and identified technology gaps that need to be addressed to fully exploit the deviation analysis approach.

  18. Enhanced Crystal Quality of AlxIn1-xAsySb1-y for Terahertz Quantum Cascade Lasers

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    Tobias Zederbauer

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available This work provides a detailed study on the growth of AlxIn1-xAsySb1-y lattice-matched to InAs by Molecular Beam Epitaxy. In order to find the conditions which lead to high crystal quality deep within the miscibility gap, AlxIn1-xAsySb1-y with x = 0.462 was grown at different growth temperatures as well as As2 and Sb2 beam equivalent pressures. The crystal quality of the grown layers was examined by high-resolution X-ray diffraction and atomic force microscopy. It was found that the incorporation of Sb into Al0.462In0.538AsySb1-y is strongly temperature-dependent and reduced growth temperatures are necessary in order to achieve significant Sb mole fractions in the grown layers. At 480 ∘ C lattice matching to InAs could not be achieved. At 410 ∘ C lattice matching was possible and high quality films of Al0.462In0.538AsySb1-y were obtained.

  19. Kuidas meeldib välismaalastele Eestis [õppida]? / Shazia Javed, Charina de Asis, Adam Luke Vern-Barnett, Predrag Tasevski

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    Küsimusele vastasid välisüliõpilased: rahvusvahelisi suhteid õppiv Charina de Asis Filipiinidelt, magistriõppes rahvusvahelist õigust õppiv Adam Luke Vern-Barnett Austraaliast, küberkaitset õppiv Predrag Tasevski Makedooniast ja tarkvara arendust õppiv Shazia Javed Pakistanist

  20. FRENCH CARDS - NEW PROCEDURE FOR INITIAL APPLICATION

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    The Human Resources Division would like to remind members of personnel that they are obliged to submit an application form for a French card as soon as they have a permanent address in either Switzerland or in France and they are actually living there. Following the rationalization of our administrative procedures, as of October 1st, 2002, the initial application procedure for a French card will now be as follows: The member of personnel should complete an application form. If necessary, an application form must also be completed for family members. These forms must then be transferred via e-mail to the appropriate Divisional Administrative Officer (DAO) who will forward them to the Cards Service. In parallel, the member of personnel should submit the necessary supporting documents to the Cards Service. Users are requested to apply for a French card through the Users Office. The application form (Word format only), the procedural details, the necessary supporting documents as well as the conditions of issue a...

  1. INGN 201: Ad-p53, Ad5CMV-p53, Adenoviral p53, INGN 101, p53 gene therapy--Introgen, RPR/INGN 201.

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    2003-01-01

    products. Aventis Gencell will increase its equity stake in Introgen by investing $US 20 million in non-voting preferred shares of Introgen that will be convertible to Introgen common shares at a premium to the market price. Introgen will also receive a 5% equity stake in Aventis Gencell. Introgen intends to use the proceeds of Aventis Gencell's investment to fund the commercialisation of the p53 gene therapy product and to begin building its internal sales and marketing division to support the products anticipated market introduction. In April 2001, Aventis Pharma announced that it intended to spin off its gene therapy division, Aventis Gencell, as a separate operating company. In mid-2002, Aventis Pharma was still attempting to spin off Aventis Gencell but negotiations with venture capital partners had failed. Gene Logic (formerly OncorMed) of the US was contracted by Introgen to perform the p53 status testing for RPR/INGN 201 phase I clinical trials. In February 2003, Introgen announced it will streamline its phase III clinical trials for head and neck cancer to reduce spending, and that INGN 201 received Orphan Drug Status for head and neck cancer in the US. According to results (published in January 2003) of Introgen's phase II study of non-metastatic patients with non-small cell lung cancer (ineligible to receive surgery or combination therapy with radiation and cancer chemotherapy) treated with INGN 201 combined with radiation therapy, approximately 60% of patients' primary tumours regressed or disappeared after the combination therapy, as assessed by both biopsies and by CT scans 3 months after treatment. Investigators commented that further randomised trials are needed to follow-up on these observations. In February 2003, Introgen announced that it will move ahead with the development of registration plans for a non-small cell lung cancer indication for INGN 201, and is now including support for lung cancer registration in partnering discussions. RPR/INGN 201 is

  2. Acid and alkaline phosphatase activities in a novel phosphorothionate (RPR-11) treated male and female rats. Evidence of dose and time-dependent response.

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    Rahman, M F; Siddiqui, M K; Jamil, K

    2000-08-01

    The effect of a novel phosphorothionate, the methyl ester of 2-butenoic acid-3-diethoxy phosphinothioyl (RPR-II) was studied on membrane bound target enzymes Acid (AcP) and Alkaline (AkP) Phosphatases in different tissues of male and female albino Wistar rats. Three sub-chronic doses 0.014 (low), 0.028 (medium) and 0.042 (high)mg/kg-1 were administered to the rats daily for a period of 90 days. The long term and repeated administration of RPR-II caused significant increase of AcP and AkP in serum and kidney (AcP), whereas these enzymes simultaneously decreased significantly in liver, kidney (female rat AkP) and lung tissues in both male and female rats after 45 and 90 days of treatment. However, the kidney AcP increased significantly in both the sexes which is suggestive of an increase in synthesis of this enzyme which may be an adaptive mechanism to the toxicant stress. The changes in serum, liver, kidney and lung of both male and female rats by this compound were statistically significant when compared with two way Anova showing that they are dose and time dependent. The alterations in male rats were statistically insignificant when compared with female rats showing no sexual dimorphism by this compound. Recovery was observed after 28 days of post treatment (withdrawal study) indicating reversal of the toxic symptoms once the toxicant is removed. High degree negative correlation was observed for serum versus liver and lung and in other cases substantial correlation was observed. The changes observed in these enzymes showed that liver was most susceptible followed by lung and kidney. There are marker enzymes and their increase in different tissues might be due to the increased permeability of plasma membrane or cellular necrosis, showing the stress condition of the treated rats. This investigation elucidates the effect of these biomarker enzymes which increased in blood, might be due to the necrosis of liver, kidney and lung tissues by this compound.

  3. Binarizing Business Card Images for Mobile Devices

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    Mollah, Ayatullah Faruk; Das, Nibaran; Sarkar, Ram; Nasipuri, Mita; Kundu, Mahantapas

    2010-01-01

    Business card images are of multiple natures as these often contain graphics, pictures and texts of various fonts and sizes both in background and foreground. So, the conventional binarization techniques designed for document images can not be directly applied on mobile devices. In this paper, we have presented a fast binarization technique for camera captured business card images. A card image is split into small blocks. Some of these blocks are classified as part of the background based on intensity variance. Then the non-text regions are eliminated and the text ones are skew corrected and binarized using a simple yet adaptive technique. Experiment shows that the technique is fast, efficient and applicable for the mobile devices.

  4. CRC-cards for Product Modelling

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    Hvam, Lars; Riis, Jesper; Hansen, Benjamin Loer

    2003-01-01

    , transportation, service and decommissioning. A main challenge when building product models is to collect and document the product related data, information and knowledge in a structured way. CRC cards are index cards (or computerized versions of these) which are used to record proposed classes, the behavior......This paper describes the CRC (class, responsibility, collaboration) modelling process for building product models. A product model is normally represented in an IT system which contains data, information and knowledge on industrial products and their life cycle properties e.g. manufacturing...... of the classes, their responsibilities, and their relationship to other classes (collaboration). CRC modelling gives an effective, low-tech method for domain-experts, programmers and users to work closely together to identify, structure, understand and document a product model. CRC cards were originally...

  5. Entendiendo la insuficiencia cardíaca

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    Guadalajara Boo,José Fernando

    2006-01-01

    La insuficiencia cardíaca es una enfermedad de la que existen múltiples definiciones y el concepto es adoptado en forma arbitraria por cada autor, de tal manera que la terminología es tan confusa actualmente que los autores de los megaestudios en el tratamiento médico de insuficiencia cardíaca, evitan denominar así a la enfermedad que van a tratar y sólo se concretan a indicar que la fracción de expulsión es < de 40 o de 35%. En este escrito, el objetivo es el denominar puntualmente los conce...

  6. FBCT fast intensity measurement using TRIC cards

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    Allica, J C; Belohrad, D; Jensen, L; Lenardon, F; SØby, L

    2015-01-01

    At the CERN PS complex, precise fast intensity measurements are very important in order to optimize the transfer efficiencies between the different accelerators. Over the last two years a complete renovation has been ongoing, where the old electronics, based on analogue integrators, have been replaced by a fully digital system enclosed in a single VME based card. This new system called TRIC (Transformer Integration Card) is based on a 12 bit, 212 MS/s ADC and an FPGA for the signal processing. Also located on the same board one finds a 250 V/1.5 W DCDC converter used to generate precise calibration pulses.

  7. A lumbar disc surgery predictive score card.

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    Finneson, B E

    1978-06-01

    A lumbar disc surgery predictive score card or questionnaire has been developed to assess potential candidates for excision of a herniated lumbar disc who have not previously undergone lumbar spine surgery. It is not designed to encompass patients who are being considered for other types of lumbar spine surgery, such as decompressive laminectomy or fusion. In an effort to make the "score card" usable by almost all physicians who are involved in lumbar disc surgery, only studies which have broad acceptance and are generally employed are included. Studies which have less widespread use such as electromyogram, discogram, venogram, special psychologic studies (MMPI, pain drawings) have been purposely excluded.

  8. Barber's Point, Oahu, Hawaii Drift Card Study 2002-2004

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Drift cards were be released from Barber's Point, Oahu, approximately once a month during the two year span to get an idea of the distribution of card drift under...

  9. RENEWAL OF CRIMINAL LAW AGAINST ABUSE OF CREDIT CARDS

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    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available The use of credit cards for payment in lieu of cash since the introduction of the first credit card ever more widely known and used by people.   On the early introduction of this credit card, the wearer is limited to certain circles. However, a few decades later the credit card industry primarily enter the end of the Decade of the 1970s, has penetrated almost throughout all parts of the world, including Indonesia.   A credit card is issued by most commonly used by the public and apply the current International consists of a range of brands, among others, a very popular one is Visa and Master Card are each issued by the credit card company international and Master Card International.In practice many found the works in banking that may be subject to sanctions as set forth in the book of the law of criminal law (Criminal Code.

  10. Time Delay Measurements of Key Generation Process on Smart Cards

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    2015-03-01

    PKI PoC RAPIDS RFID American National Standards Institute Bring Your Own Device Certificate Authority Common Access Card Card Issuance Facility...MEASUREMENTS OF KEY GENERATION PROCESS ON SMART CARDS by Christy A. Seawell March 2015 Thesis Advisor Alex Bordetsky Second Reader: Jonathan Shu...Master’s Thesis 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE 5. FUNDING NUMBERS TIIVIE DELAY MEASUREMENTS OF KEY GENERATION PROCESS ON SMART CARDS 6. AUTHOR(S) Christy A

  11. Sample Development on Java Smart-Card Electronic Wallet Application

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    Toma Cristian

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, are highlighted concepts as: complete Java card application, life cycle of an applet, and a practical electronic wallet sample implemented in Java card technology. As a practical approach it would be interesting building applets for ID, Driving License, Health-Insurance smart cards, for encrypt and digitally sign documents, for E-Commerce and for accessing critical resources in government and military field. The end of this article it is presented a java card electronic wallet application.

  12. Charactrization of a Li-ion battery based stand-alone a-Si photovoltaic system

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    Hamid Vishkasougheh, Mehdi; Tunaboylu, Bahadir

    2014-11-01

    The number of photovoltaic (PV) system installations is increasing rapidly. As more people learn about this versatile and often cost-effective power option, this trend will accelerate. This document presents a recommended design for a battery based stand-alone photovoltaic system (BSPV). BSPV system has the ability to be applied in different areas, including warning signals, lighting, refrigeration, communication, residential water pumping, remote sensing, and cathodic protection. The presented calculation method gives a proper idea for a system sizing technique. Based on application load, different scenarios are possible for designing a BSPV system. In this study, a battery based stand-alone system was designed. The electricity generation part is three a-Si panels, which are connected in parallel, and for the storage part LFP (lithium iron phosphate) battery was used. The high power LFP battery packs are 40 cells each 8S5P (configured 8 series 5 parallel). Each individual pack weighs 0.5 kg and is 25.6 V. In order to evaluate the efficiency of a-Si panels with respect to the temperature and the solar irradiation, cities of Istanbul, Ankara and Adana in Turkey were selected. Temperature and solar irradiation were gathered from reliable sources and by using translation equations, current and voltage output of panels were calculated. As a result of these calculations, current and energy outputs were computed by considering an average efficient solar irradiation time value per day in Turkey. The calculated power values were inserted to a battery cycler system, and the behavior of high power LFP batteries in a time sequence of 7.2 h was evaluated. The charging and discharging cycles were obtained and their behavior was discussed. According to the results, Istanbul has the lowest number of peak month's energy, it followed by Ankara, and ultimately Adana has the highest number of peak months and energy storage. It was observed during the tests that values up to 4 A was

  13. real en Corea y Malasia: la respuesta a la crisis asiática

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    Zainal-Abidin Mahani

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo examina los ajustes en la macroeconomía real de Corea y Malasia al ser golpeados por la crisis asiática, sus respectivas respuestas de política y los efectos resultantes. En ambos países los efectos negativos de la crisis fueron de magnitudes similares, en tanto sus respuestas fueron distintas. Corea buscó una asistencia directa del FMI, lo que la obligó, inicialmente, a cumplir con el programa de ajuste estructural de éste, mientras que Malasia pudo mantener políticas independientes durante el proceso de la solución de la crisis. Asimismo, Corea y Malasia adoptaron medidas totalmente opuestas en cuanto a la apertura del mercado de capitales en reacción a la crisis. Por ejemplo, Corea liberalizó drásticamente su cuenta de capitales (aunque mantuvo ciertas restricciones a la salida de capital de sus residentes, mediante un régimen cambiario de flotación (aunque con una acumulación notable de reservas internacionales vía intervención cambiaria, mientras que Malasia implementó controles de capitales más estrictos con el regreso a un régimen de tipo de cambio fijo. Pese a los diferentes enfoques de política respecto de la cuenta de capitales y al tipo de cambio, los dos países adoptaron prontamente, en 1998, un cambio sustancial hacia una política macroeconómica (fiscal y monetaria expansiva, lo que logró una recuperación de ambas economías notablemente más rápida que la de otras del Este Asiático. El papel positivo de las políticas macroeconómicas anticíclicas pos-crisis plantea la pregunta de si el endurecimiento inicial de las políticas fiscales y monetarias fue mantenido por demasiados meses y si éste, en consecuencia, profundizó la crisis tanto en Corea como en Malasia.

  14. High efficiency thin film CdTe and a-Si based solar cells

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    Compaan, A. D.; Deng, X.; Bohn, R. G.

    2000-01-04

    This report describes work done by the University of Toledo during the first year of this subcontract. During this time, the CdTe group constructed a second dual magnetron sputter deposition facility; optimized reactive sputtering for ZnTe:N films to achieve 10 ohm-cm resistivity and {approximately}9% efficiency cells with a copper-free ZnTe:N/Ni contact; identified Cu-related photoluminescence features and studied their correlation with cell performance including their dependence on temperature and E-fields; studied band-tail absorption in CdS{sub x}Te{sub 1{minus}x} films at 10 K and 300 K; collaborated with the National CdTe PV Team on (1) studies of high-resistivity tin oxide (HRT) layers from ITN Energy Systems, (2) fabrication of cells on the HRT layers with 0, 300, and 800-nm CdS, and (3) preparation of ZnTe:N-based contacts on First Solar materials for stress testing; and collaborated with Brooklyn College for ellipsometry studies of CdS{sub x}Te{sub 1{minus}x} alloy films, and with the University of Buffalo/Brookhaven NSLS for synchrotron X-ray fluorescence studies of interdiffusion in CdS/CdTe bilayers. The a-Si group established a baseline for fabricating a-Si-based solar cells with single, tandem, and triple-junction structures; fabricated a-Si/a-SiGe/a-SiGe triple-junction solar cells with an initial efficiency of 9.7% during the second quarter, and 10.6% during the fourth quarter (after 1166 hours of light-soaking under 1-sun light intensity at 50 C, the 10.6% solar cells stabilized at about 9%); fabricated wide-bandgap a-Si top cells, the highest Voc achieved for the single-junction top cell was 1.02 V, and top cells with high FF (up to 74%) were fabricated routinely; fabricated high-quality narrow-bandgap a-SiGe solar cells with 8.3% efficiency; found that bandgap-graded buffer layers improve the performance (Voc and FF) of the narrow-bandgap a-SiGe bottom cells; and found that a small amount of oxygen partial pressure ({approximately}2 {times} 10

  15. Volumetric quantification of lung nodules in CT with iterative reconstruction (ASiR and MBIR)

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    Chen, Baiyu [Medical Physics Graduate Program, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27705 and Carl E. Ravin Advanced Imaging Laboratories, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27705 (United States); Barnhart, Huiman [Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27705 (United States); Richard, Samuel [Carl E. Ravin Advanced Imaging Laboratories, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27705 and Department of Radiology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27705 (United States); Robins, Marthony [Medical Physics Graduate Program, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27705 (United States); Colsher, James [Department of Radiology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27705 (United States); Samei, Ehsan [Medical Physics Graduate Program, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27705 (United States); Carl E. Ravin Advanced Imaging Laboratories, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27705 (United States); Department of Radiology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27705 (United States); Department of Physics, Department of Biomedical Engineering, and Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27705 (United States)

    2013-11-15

    Purpose: Volume quantifications of lung nodules with multidetector computed tomography (CT) images provide useful information for monitoring nodule developments. The accuracy and precision of the volume quantification, however, can be impacted by imaging and reconstruction parameters. This study aimed to investigate the impact of iterative reconstruction algorithms on the accuracy and precision of volume quantification with dose and slice thickness as additional variables.Methods: Repeated CT images were acquired from an anthropomorphic chest phantom with synthetic nodules (9.5 and 4.8 mm) at six dose levels, and reconstructed with three reconstruction algorithms [filtered backprojection (FBP), adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction (ASiR), and model based iterative reconstruction (MBIR)] into three slice thicknesses. The nodule volumes were measured with two clinical software (A: Lung VCAR, B: iNtuition), and analyzed for accuracy and precision.Results: Precision was found to be generally comparable between FBP and iterative reconstruction with no statistically significant difference noted for different dose levels, slice thickness, and segmentation software. Accuracy was found to be more variable. For large nodules, the accuracy was significantly different between ASiR and FBP for all slice thicknesses with both software, and significantly different between MBIR and FBP for 0.625 mm slice thickness with Software A and for all slice thicknesses with Software B. For small nodules, the accuracy was more similar between FBP and iterative reconstruction, with the exception of ASIR vs FBP at 1.25 mm with Software A and MBIR vs FBP at 0.625 mm with Software A.Conclusions: The systematic difference between the accuracy of FBP and iterative reconstructions highlights the importance of extending current segmentation software to accommodate the image characteristics of iterative reconstructions. In addition, a calibration process may help reduce the dependency of

  16. 22 CFR 50.9 - Card of identity.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 22 Foreign Relations 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Card of identity. 50.9 Section 50.9 Foreign... of United States Nationality of a Person Abroad § 50.9 Card of identity. When authorized by the Department, consular offices or designated nationality examiners may issue a card of identity for travel...

  17. 26 CFR 49.4251-4 - Prepaid telephone cards.

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    2010-04-01

    ..., sells 1,000 cards it calls prepaid telephone cards to R, a convenience store owner, for $7,000. C..., R is a transferee reseller. Because R's customers will purchase other than for resale, they will be holders. Each card sold by R provides its holder, R's customer, with a fixed amount of...

  18. CarD: a new RNA polymerase modulator in mycobacteria.

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    Stallings, Christina L; Glickman, Michael S

    2011-01-01

    Mycobacteria CarD is an essential RNAP binding protein that regulates many transcripts including rRNA. This article will review our present state of knowledge regarding CarD and compare the known functions of CarD with other RNAP binding proteins in E. coli, emphasizing how this information can guide future investigations.

  19. Meeting Mathematics Standards with a Deck of Playing Cards

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    McAllister, Deborah A.; McDonald, Shirley A.; Bothman, Susan M.

    2010-01-01

    The activities contained in this document have been presented at several conference sessions. Participants engaged in hands-on activities for Grades 3 through 8 that utilized a deck of playing cards to meet mathematics content and process standards. Activities included variations of card games, but with a mathematical twist, and other card-based…

  20. Teaching with Documents. It's in the Cards: Archives and Baseball.

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    Vernon, John, Ed.

    1988-01-01

    Discusses the history of baseball cards and their use in the classroom as historical documents. Includes five exercises which deal with trading cards and the game itself. Provides a blown-up version of a 1950's Minnie Minoso baseball card to be used with one of the exercises. (GEA)

  1. 48 CFR 213.301 - Governmentwide commercial purchase card.

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    2010-10-01

    ... purchase card. 213.301 Section 213.301 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEFENSE ACQUISITION... PROCEDURES Simplified Acquisition Methods 213.301 Governmentwide commercial purchase card. (1) “United States... accordance with 201.603-3(b) also may use the Governmentwide commercial purchase card to make a purchase...

  2. 48 CFR 2413.301 - Governmentwide commercial purchase card.

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    ... purchase card. 2413.301 Section 2413.301 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND... Acquisition Methods 2413.301 Governmentwide commercial purchase card. (c) HUD's procedures concerning the use of the government-wide commercial purchase card are contained in its Handbook on the...

  3. 48 CFR 13.301 - Governmentwide commercial purchase card.

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    ... purchase card. 13.301 Section 13.301 Federal Acquisition Regulations System FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION... Governmentwide commercial purchase card. (a) Except as provided in 32.1108(b)(2), the Governmentwide commercial purchase card is authorized for use in making and/or paying for purchases of supplies, services,...

  4. 48 CFR 1313.301 - Governmentwide commercial purchase card.

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    ... purchase card. 1313.301 Section 1313.301 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE....301 Governmentwide commercial purchase card. The Department's procedures for the use and control of the Governmentwide commercial purchase card are set forth in CAM 1313.301....

  5. Instant Feedback for Learner Training: Using Individual Assessment Cards.

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    Lovelock, Clive

    2002-01-01

    Describes individual assessment cards devised by an English-as-a-Foreign-Language teacher in Japan. This system consists of giving each student her own individual assessment card at the beginning of each lesson. The focus of the information recorded on the card relates to the process of learning English. (Author/VWL)

  6. Multipurpose Smart Cards in Transportation: Benefits and Barriers to Use

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    McDonald, Noreen

    2000-01-01

    Smart cards are the technology that allows certain functions to occur. Although the technology evolved in the 1980's, it was only used for simple functions like pay phones. In the last decade, there has been a rapid increase in the use and scope of smart cards. Smart cards have been used to hold health records, allow electronic signatures and act as electronic purses.

  7. 77 FR 75410 - Request for Information Regarding Credit Card Market

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    2012-12-20

    ... PROTECTION Request for Information Regarding Credit Card Market AGENCY: Bureau of Consumer Financial... Financial Protection (Bureau) to conduct a review (Review) of the consumer credit card market, within the... the public about a number of aspects of the consumer credit card market, which are described...

  8. Integration through a Card-Sort Activity

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    Green, Kris; Ricca, Bernard P.

    2015-01-01

    Learning to compute integrals via the various techniques of integration (e.g., integration by parts, partial fractions, etc.) is difficult for many students. Here, we look at how students in a college level Calculus II course develop the ability to categorize integrals and the difficulties they encounter using a card sort-resort activity. Analysis…

  9. Looking at Debit and Credit Card Fraud

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    Porkess, Roger; Mason, Stephen

    2012-01-01

    This article, written jointly by a mathematician and a barrister, looks at some of the statistical issues raised by court cases based on fraud involving chip and PIN cards. It provides examples and insights that statistics teachers should find helpful. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)

  10. Repeated extraction of DNA from FTA cards

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    Stangegaard, Michael; Ferrero, Laura; Børsting, Claus;

    2011-01-01

    Extraction of DNA using magnetic bead based techniques on automated DNA extraction instruments provides a fast, reliable and reproducible method for DNA extraction from various matrices. However, the yield of extracted DNA from FTA-cards is typically low. Here, we demonstrate that it is possible ...

  11. Melting Metal on a Playing Card

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    Greenslade, Thomas B., Jr.

    2016-01-01

    Many of us are familiar with the demonstration of boiling water in a paper cup held over a candle or a Bunsen burner; the ignition temperature of paper is above the temperature of 100°C at which water boils under standard conditions. A more dramatic demonstration is melting tin held in a playing card. This illustration is from Tissandier's book on…

  12. FT 3 Flight Test Cards for Export

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    Marston, Michael L.

    2015-01-01

    These flight test cards will be made available to stakeholders who participated in FT3. NASA entered into the relationship with our stakeholders, including the FAA, to develop requirements that will lead to routine flights of unmanned aircraft systems flying in the national airspace system.

  13. One ID Card for the Entire Campus.

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    Ridenour, David P.; Ferguson, Linda M.

    1986-01-01

    The implementation by Indiana State University of a machine-readable photo ID system for their food services prompted an investigation into the available alternatives and requirements for a more efficient all-University ID card system. The new ID system is described. (AUTHOR/MLW)

  14. Authoring of digital games via card games

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    Valente, Andrea; Marchetti, Emanuela

    2014-01-01

    propose a new scenario in which trading card games help making sense and re-design computer games, to support players express themselves aesthetically and in a highly creative way. Our aim is to look for a middle ground between players becoming programmers and simply editing levels. The main contributions...

  15. Christmas Card Arrives 93 Years Late

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    马加芬

    2008-01-01

    A postcard featuring a color drawing of Santa Claus and a young girl was mailed in 1914, but its jour- ney was slower than Christmas. It just arrived in northwest Kansas. The Christmas card was dated Dec. 23, 1914, and mailed to Ethel Martin of Oberlin, apparently from her cousins in Alma, Neb.

  16. Insuficiencia cardíaca y diabetes

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    Jorge Thierer

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available La prevalencia de la insuficiencia cardíaca y la diabetes continúa creciendo. Ambas están fuertemente asociadas. La diabetes es un fuerte predictor de aparición de insuficiencia cardíaca. Las razones son la presencia de enfermedad coronaria y los trastornos metabólicos vinculados con la resistencia a la insulina que generan disfunción contráctil. Los pacientes con insuficiencia cardíaca que son diabéticos tienen peor evolución. Los Betabloqueantes, vasodilatadores y los inhibidores de la enzima convertidora ejercen una influencia favorable, en tanto que el uso de glitazonas todavía es controversial. La insuficiencia cardíaca puede a su vez generar diabetes, debido a la activación del sistema nervioso simpático y al efecto del tratamiento. La comprensión adecuada de estos hechos es fundamental para tomar decisiones correctas y mejorar la suerte de los pacientes.

  17. Artist Trading Cards: Connecting with Other Communities

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    Bovio, Deborah

    2011-01-01

    Creating and exchanging Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) has been a rapidly growing trend. These miniature works of art are fun to make--and even more fun to share. The intrigue of developing these handmade treasures begins with the intent of creating art simply for the love of art. In this article, the author describes how her students made their…

  18. Regionalismo multidimensional: uma análise do caso asiático

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    Alexandre Cesar Cunha Leite

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo objetiva a realização de uma análise a respeito dos aspectos constituintes do processo de integração regional na Ásia a partir da década de 1960. Entende-se aqui que qualquer integração econômica no mundo atual é um processo lento, gradativo, que se encontra em andamento e que a integração das economias de uma determinada região se mostra como filha da globalização, um fato que gera reflexo nas relações internacionais dos países do continente asiático. The present article aims at conducting an analysis regarding the constituent aspects of the process of regional integration in Asia from the late 1960. This means that any economic integration in today’s world is a slow, gradual, that is underway and that the integration of the economies in a particular region if shows how daughter of globalization, a fact which generates reflection in international relations of the countries of the Asian continent. Seeks to further conceptualize the various types of regionalism, identifying the regionalism in the Asian continent. To this end, use is made of a bibliographical methodology, focused on Asian studies, economics and politics.

  19. Optimization of imprintable nanostructured a-Si solar cells: FDTD study.

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    Fisker, Christian; Pedersen, Thomas Garm

    2013-03-11

    We present a finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) study of an amorphous silicon (a-Si) thin film solar cell, with nano scale patterns on the substrate surface. The patterns, based on the geometry of anisotropically etched silicon gratings, are optimized with respect to the period and anti-reflection (AR) coating thickness for maximal absorption in the range of the solar spectrum. The structure is shown to increase the cell efficiency by 10.2% compared to a similar flat solar cell with an optimized AR coating thickness. An increased back reflection can be obtained with a 50 nm zinc oxide layer on the back reflector, which gives an additional efficiency increase, leading to a total of 14.9%. In addition, the patterned cells are shown to be up to 3.8% more efficient than an optimized textured reference cell based on the Asahi U-type glass surface. The effects of variations of the optimized solar cell structure due to the manufacturing process are investigated, and shown to be negligible for variations below ±10%.

  20. Accelerating Our Understanding of Supernova Explosion Mechanism via Simulations and Visualizations with GenASiS

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    Budiardja, Reuben D; Endeve, Eirik

    2015-01-01

    Core-collapse supernovae are among the most powerful explosions in the Universe, releasing about $10^{53}~\\mbox{erg}$ of energy on timescales of a few tens of seconds. These explosion events are also responsible for the production and dissemination of most of the heavy elements, making life as we know it possible. Yet exactly how they work is still unresolved. One reason for this is the sheer complexity and cost of a self-consistent, multi-physics, and multi-dimensional core-collapse supernova simulation, which is impractical, and often impossible, even on the largest supercomputers we have available today. To advance our understanding we instead must often use simplified models, teasing out the most important ingredients for successful explosions, while helping us to interpret results from higher fidelity multi-physics models. In this paper we investigate the role of instabilities in the core-collapse supernova environment. We present here simulation and visualization results produced by our code GenASiS.

  1. Accelerating Our Understanding of Supernova Explosion Mechanism via Simulations and Visualizations with GenASiS

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    Budiardja, R. D. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Cardall, Christian Y [ORNL; Endeve, Eirik [ORNL

    2015-01-01

    Core-collapse supernovae are among the most powerful explosions in the Universe, releasing about 1053 erg of energy on timescales of a few tens of seconds. These explosion events are also responsible for the production and dissemination of most of the heavy elements, making life as we know it possible. Yet exactly how they work is still unresolved. One reason for this is the sheer complexity and cost of a self-consistent, multi-physics, and multi-dimensional core-collapse supernova simulation, which is impractical, and often impossible, even on the largest supercomputers we have available today. To advance our understanding we instead must often use simplified models, teasing out the most important ingredients for successful explosions, while helping us to interpret results from higher fidelity multi-physics models. In this paper we investigate the role of instabilities in the core-collapse supernova environment. We present here simulation and visualization results produced by our code GenASiS.

  2. Boron concentration measurements at the I/P interface in nip a-Si solar cells

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    Van Aken, B.B.; Soppe, W.J. [ECN Solar Energy, P.O. Box 1, NL-1755 ZG Petten (Netherlands); Duchamp, M.; Boothroyd, C.B. [Center for Electron Nanoscopy, Technical University of Denmark, DK-2800 Kongens Lyngby (Denmark); Dunin-Borkowski, R.E. [Institute for Microstructure Research, Forschungszentrum Juelich, D-52425 Juelich (Germany); Barnes, J.P.; Veillerot, M. [CEA-Leti, MINATEC Campus, 17 rue des Martyrs, FR-38054 Grenoble Cedex 9 (France)

    2011-09-15

    The p-type Si layer in n-i-p a-Si and {mu}c-Si solar cells on foil has several important requirements with respect to conductivity and optical transmission. We control the optical band gap and activation energy of p-a-SiC by varying the B2H6 and CH4 flows in the process chamber. Modelling shows that the optimum efficiency in n-i-p solar cells is obtained when the p-a-SiC band gap is just above the band gap of the absorber layer. We have assessed the potential of core-loss electron energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS) for detecting B and C and of low-loss EELS, in a spatially resolved manner, as probe of local variations in bulk plasmon energy. EELS in the transmission electron microscope (TEM) combines the necessary spatial resolution to investigate the boundary between p-a-SiC and i-a-Si with sufficient sensitivity to the boron content.

  3. Use of artificial neural networks for electrical conductivity modeling in Asi River

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    Ghorbani, Mohammad Ali; Aalami, Mohammad Taghi; Naghipour, Leila

    2015-10-01

    This study aims to model monthly electrical conductivity (EC) values in the Asi River using artificial neural networks (ANNs) to evaluate water quality conditions using pH, temperature, water discharge, sodium, sum of calcium and magnesium concentrations. The results are compared using multiple linear regression (MLR). Recorded data are available at a gauging site in Antakya, Turkey, for the period from 1984 to 2008. Comparing the modeled values by ANNs with the experimental data indicates that neural network model with seven neurons in hidden layer provides accurate results (R 2 = 0.968, RMSE = 46.927 µS/cm, MAE = 32.462 µS/cm and MRSE = 0.0029 for the training data and R 2 = 0.965, RMSE = 50.810 µS/cm, MAE = 37.495 µS/cm and MRSE = 0.0024 for the testing data). The Garson method of the connection weights of the network was used to study the relative % contribution of each of the input variables. It was found that the sum of calcium and magnesium concentration and temperature had the most effect on the predicted EC. The results indicate that two proposed models were able to approximate the EC parameter reasonably well; however, the ANN was found to perform better than the MLR model.

  4. Determination of Outdoor Furniture on Coastline Recreation Area of Asi River (Antakya District and User Satisfaction

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    Elif Bozdoğan

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Water surfaces which have significant importance for the acquisition of a city identity are the facts that lead the development of city, allow recreational activities and create visual and psychological effects on urban residents. This study has been conducted on Asi River coastline as it’s an important zone for Antakya city identity, divides new and old settlement areas and provides various recreational activities. The study conducted within 3 stages between April-July 2012. In the first stage of the study, amount and construction materials of existing outdoor furnitures were revealed. The second stage consists of questionnaire including details about user and usage with questions to determine the user satisfaction. According to the findings, the highest level of user satisfaction was found in bridges by all parameters and the lowest satisfaction level was found in sign/information boards by aesthetic and functional features and waste bins by amount. In this scope, the necessity of integration between city history and cultural values was found to be important so as to increase user satisfaction level from outdoor furniture. In addition, it is thought that this study will contribute to create a database for local governments.

  5. Pengaruh Konseling Menyususi terhadap Motivasi dan Sikap Ibu Tentang Pemberian ASI pada Bayi 0-6 bulan di Kecamatan Langsa Baro Tahun 2015

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    Nutritional status is correlated to the high level of infant illness and death rate. Breastfeeding with exclusive ASI (breast milk) is one of the ways to decrease the level of infant illness and death rate. However, the coverage of breastfeeding with exclusive ASI in Langsa Baro Subdistrict reaches to only 51.2%. One of the causes of low coverage of exclusive ASI is the lack of support from the health care providers to mothers in breastfeeding counseling to babies. The objective of research w...

  6. A View on Wear Mechanism of Metallic Card Clothing

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    WU Liang; WANG Wen-qiang; NI Huai-sheng

    2008-01-01

    The wear mechanism of metallic card clothing,used in textile industry, was analyzed. A fast wear test for metallic card clothing racks was developed, which was used as collecting the wear metal particles. The failure type of card clothing was analyzed by the mean of scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and ferro-spectrum technology. The results show that the main wear mechanism of metallic card clothing is low load and high repetition interval fatigue wear caused by friction force between fiber and metal wire teeth.The appropriate quenching microstmcture, which improves the wear resistance of the metallic card clothing rack is also discussed.

  7. Asie du Sud-Est : enjeu régional ou enjeu mondial ?, Hugues Tertrais

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    Laurent Gédéon

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Dans Asie du Sud-Est : enjeu régional ou enjeu mondial ?, Hugues Tertrais se livre à une analyse précise de la situation en Asie du sud-est au regard de la crise économique qui a secoué cette région du monde en 1997 et de ses conséquences. Soulignant la fragmentation de cet espace politique, caractérisé par sa très grande diversité culturelle et linguistique, l’auteur rappelle qu’il s’est édifié sur l’ancienne ligne de fracture entre monde chinois et puissances européennes, tout d’abord, puis...

  8. Portal Asiático de Información: un servicio transcontinental de intercambio de artículos

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    Martha E. Mantilla

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available El Portal Asiático de Información de la Universidad de Pittsburgh es un innovador servicio de cooperación entre bibliotecas de Estados Unidos y bibliotecas de la China, Japón, y Corea, que facilita el acceso rápido a artículos publicados en revistas académicas, utilizando tecnología de bajo costo.

  9. RISK MANAGEMENT AND PREVENTION OF FRAUD IN CARD TRANSACTIONS

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    CODRUTA DANIELA PAVEL

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Credit institutions issuing and accepting cards have responsibility for identifying, evaluating and mitigation fraud and activities with potentially risk. Risk management is necessary to avoid losses that may occur both directly through fraud and indirectly through loss of customer confidence regarding safety card operations. The risk management in cards activities aims to identifying those events which by their appearance would produce adverse effects on the activity, possible generating financial loss and find solutions to avoid them and reduce their effect.Credit card fraud refers to any situation where a person deliberately uses: card obtained through illegal methods, a counterfeit card, a valid card code, in order to obtain cash, goods or undue services.

  10. Dosimetry in radiotherapy using a-Si EPIDs: Systems, methods, and applications focusing on 3D patient dose estimation

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    McCurdy, B. M. C.

    2013-06-01

    An overview is provided of the use of amorphous silicon electronic portal imaging devices (EPIDs) for dosimetric purposes in radiation therapy, focusing on 3D patient dose estimation. EPIDs were originally developed to provide on-treatment radiological imaging to assist with patient setup, but there has also been a natural interest in using them as dosimeters since they use the megavoltage therapy beam to form images. The current generation of clinically available EPID technology, amorphous-silicon (a-Si) flat panel imagers, possess many characteristics that make them much better suited to dosimetric applications than earlier EPID technologies. Features such as linearity with dose/dose rate, high spatial resolution, realtime capability, minimal optical glare, and digital operation combine with the convenience of a compact, retractable detector system directly mounted on the linear accelerator to provide a system that is well-suited to dosimetric applications. This review will discuss clinically available a-Si EPID systems, highlighting dosimetric characteristics and remaining limitations. Methods for using EPIDs in dosimetry applications will be discussed. Dosimetric applications using a-Si EPIDs to estimate three-dimensional dose in the patient during treatment will be overviewed. Clinics throughout the world are implementing increasingly complex treatments such as dynamic intensity modulated radiation therapy and volumetric modulated arc therapy, as well as specialized treatment techniques using large doses per fraction and short treatment courses (ie. hypofractionation and stereotactic radiosurgery). These factors drive the continued strong interest in using EPIDs as dosimeters for patient treatment verification.

  11. Valuación de opciones asiáticas versus opciones europeas con tasa de interés

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    Ambrosio Ortiz Ramírez

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo propone una metodología para obtener el precio de una opción asiática con subyacente promedio mediante simulación Monte Carlo. Se supone que la tasa de interés es conducida por un proceso de reversión a la media de tipo Vasicek y CIR con parámetros calibrados por máxima verosimilitud. La simulación incluye el remuestreo cuadrático, el cual reduce el uso de recursos computacionales; en particular, el método mejora la generación de la matriz de varianza-covarianza. La metodología propuesta se aplica en la valuación de opciones sobre el precio de AMXL. Los resultados muestran que al comparar los precios de opciones europeas —tanto simulados como con los publicados por MexDer— con sus contrapartes asiáticas, los precios de opciones asiáticas son menores en el caso de opciones de compra y de venta dentro del dinero. P ara opciones de venta, los precios simulados fueron menores en todos los casos. Asimismo se encontró que la diferencia se incrementa conforme el plazo al vencimiento de la opción aumenta.

  12. AS-i Steri tehas alustab tööd juba lähipäevil / Ulvar Käärt

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    Käärt, Ulvar, 1982-

    2007-01-01

    Keskkonnaminister Jaanus Tamkivi andis AS-ile Steri kiirgustegevusloa. Samas otsustas minister edasi kaevata AS Steri omanike kasuks tehtud Tallinna halduskohtu otsuse. Lisa: Steriliseerimine AS-i Steri tehases

  13. Advanced technologies in the ASI MLRO towards a new generation laser ranging system

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    Varghese, Thomas; Bianco, Giuseppe

    1994-01-01

    Matera Laser Ranging Observatory (MLRO) is a high performance, highly automated optical and astronomical observatory currently under design and development by AlliedSignal for the Italian Space Agency (ASI). It is projected to become operational at the Centro Geodesia Spaziale in Matera, Italy, in 1997. MLRO, based on a 1.5-meter astronomical quality telescope, will perform ranging to spacecraft in earthbound orbits, lunar reflectors, and specially equipped deep space missions. The primary emphasis during design is to incorporate state-of-the-art technologies to produce an intelligent, automated, high accuracy ranging system that will mimic the characteristic features of a fifth generation laser ranging system. The telescope has multiple ports and foci to support future experiments in the areas of laser communications, lidar, astrometry, etc. The key features providing state-of-the-art ranging performance include: a diode-pumped picosecond (50 ps) laser, high speed (3-5 GHz) optoelectronic detection and signal processing, and a high accuracy (6 ps) high resolution (less than 2 ps) time measurement capability. The above combination of technologies is expected to yield millimeter laser ranging precision and accuracy on targets up to 300,000 km, surpassing the best operational instrument performance to date by a factor of five or more. Distributed processing and control using a state-of-the-art computing environment provides the framework for efficient operation, system optimization, and diagnostics. A computationally intelligent environment permits optimal planning, scheduling, tracking, and data processing. It also supports remote access, monitor, and control for joint experiments with other observatories.

  14. Repertorio bibliogr??fico, an??lisis bibliom??trico y sociocultural de las monograf??as sobre artes marciales asi??ticas publicadas en Espa??a

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    457 p. La presente tesis doctoral tiene como objetivo estudiar las monograf??as de artes marciales asi??ticas publicadas en Espa??a hasta el a??o 2009. Concretamente, en ella se pretende: a) elaborar un repertorio bibliogr??fico anotado sobre las monograf??as de artes marciales asi??ticas publicadas en Espa??a; y b) desarrollar un an??lisis bibliom??trico y sociocultural de estas monograf??as

  15. Dual Resolution Images from Paired Fingerprint Cards

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    NIST Dual Resolution Images from Paired Fingerprint Cards (PC database for purchase)   NIST Special Database 30 is being distributed for use in development and testing of fingerprint compression and fingerprint matching systems. The database allows the user to develop and evaluate data compression algorithms for fingerprint images scanned at both 19.7 ppmm (500 dpi) and 39.4 ppmm (1000 dpi). The data consist of 36 ten-print paired cards with both the rolled and plain images scanned at 19.7 and 39.4 pixels per mm. A newer version of the compression/decompression software on the CDROM can be found at the website http://www.nist.gov/itl/iad/ig/nigos.cfm as part of the NBIS package.

  16. SISTEM PENCATATAN KEHADIRAN BERBASIS JAVA CARD

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    Lidya Octarina

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available The purposes of this research are to prevent jockey in exams, reduce the occurrence of error in attendance record at practicum or exams, and reduce error in filling students' attendance status to the attendance system. Three main parts of software development method are used; analysis, design, and literature method. Current system survey, analysis of the survey findings, identify the information, and identifying system requirements are implemented in analysis method. The design method that is used in this research is Unified Modeling Language (UML. The using of attendance recording system that uses Java Card-based application makes students identity card has a new function as the tool to make attendance. Conclusion of the research has shown that it can prevent identity fraud, minimize the time wasted in attendance system, reduce the printing paper, and reduce tagging errors eligibility status exam of students.

  17. Enhancing Privacy for Biometric Identification Cards

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    Full Text Available Most developed countries have started the implementation of biometric electronic identification cards, especially passports. The European Union and the United States of America struggle to introduce and standardize these electronic documents. Due to the personal nature of the biometric elements used for the generation of these cards, privacy issues were raised on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, leading to civilian protests and concerns. The lack of transparency from the public authorities responsible with the implementation of such identification systems, and the poor technological approaches chosen by these authorities, are the main reasons for the negative popularity of the new identification methods. The following article shows an approach that provides all the benefits of modern technological advances in the fields of biometrics and cryptography, without sacrificing the privacy of those that will be the beneficiaries of the new system

  18. Enhancing Privacy for Biometric Identification Cards

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    Balanoiu, Paul

    2010-01-01

    Most developed countries have started the implementation of biometric electronic identification cards, especially passports. The European Union and the United States of America struggle to introduce and standardize these electronic documents. Due to the personal nature of the biometric elements used for the generation of these cards, privacy issues were raised on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, leading to civilian protests and concerns. The lack of transparency from the public authorities responsible with the implementation of such identification systems, and the poor technological approaches chosen by these authorities, are the main reasons for the negative popularity of the new identification methods. The following article shows an approach that provides all the benefits of modern technological advances in the fields of biometrics and cryptography, without sacrificing the privacy of those that will be the beneficiaries of the new system.

  19. The topology of card transaction money flows

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    Zanin, Massimiliano; Papo, David; Romance, Miguel; Criado, Regino; Moral, Santiago

    2016-11-01

    Money flow models are essential tools to understand different economical phenomena, like saving propensities and wealth distributions. In spite of their importance, most of them are based on synthetic transaction networks with simple topologies, e.g. random or scale-free ones, as the characterisation of real networks is made difficult by the confidentiality and sensitivity of money transaction data. Here, we present an analysis of the topology created by real credit card transactions from one of the biggest world banks, and show how different distributions, e.g. number of transactions per card or amount, have nontrivial characteristics. We further describe a stochastic model to create transactions data sets, feeding from the obtained distributions, which will allow researchers to create more realistic money flow models.

  20. Repeated extraction of DNA from FTA cards

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    Stangegaard, Michael; Ferrero, Laura; Børsting, Claus

    2011-01-01

    Extraction of DNA using magnetic bead based techniques on automated DNA extraction instruments provides a fast, reliable and reproducible method for DNA extraction from various matrices. However, the yield of extracted DNA from FTA-cards is typically low. Here, we demonstrate that it is possible...... to repeatedly extract DNA from the processed FTA-disk. The method increases the yield from the nanogram range to the microgram range....

  1. Repeated extraction of DNA from FTA cards

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    Stangegaard, Michael; Ferrero, Laura; Børsting, Claus; Frank-Hansen, Rune; Hansen, Anders Johannes; Morling, Niels

    2011-01-01

    Extraction of DNA using magnetic bead based techniques on automated DNA extraction instruments provides a fast, reliable and reproducible method for DNA extraction from various matrices. However, the yield of extracted DNA from FTA-cards is typically low. Here, we demonstrate that it is possible to repeatedly extract DNA from the processed FTA-disk. The method increases the yield from the nanogram range to the microgram range.

  2. Some security strategies for smart cards

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    Ros, F [Gemalto, St Cyr en Val, BP 6021, 45060 Orlans Cedex (France); Harba, R [LESI, Polytech' Orlans-LESI, 12 rue de Blois, 45067 Orleans Cedex 2 (France)

    2007-07-15

    This paper details current developments at Gemalto in the field of security. It focuses on two different security processes for ID cards. The first one consists in adding observable security features in the ID image to allow quick visual verification and serves mainly to detect counterfeit attempts. The second consists in watermarking ID images during the pre personalization step by a secret key stored in the chip. The interest of the different approaches is demonstrated with several real ID images.

  3. MCNP6 Fission Multiplicity with FMULT Card

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    Wilcox, Trevor [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Fensin, Michael Lorne [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hendricks, John S. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; James, Michael R. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; McKinney, Gregg W. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2012-06-18

    With the merger of MCNPX and MCNP5 into MCNP6, MCNP6 now provides all the capabilities of both codes allowing the user to access all the fission multiplicity data sets. Detailed in this paper is: (1) the new FMULT card capabilities for accessing these different data sets; (2) benchmark calculations, as compared to experiment, detailing the results of selecting these separate data sets for thermal neutron induced fission on U-235.

  4. Implement Security using smart card on Cloud

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    Amish Kumar Aman

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Cloud is a concept of accessing the data from theirown datacenters such that the chances ofeavesdropping have been reduced and storage costis reduced. Here in this paper we are giving a briefsurvey of various cloud based techniqueimplemented so far. Although there are varioustechniques implemented so far for the cloudcomputing but here we are giving a survey of notonly cloud based techniques but also the concept ofsmart cards for the authentication between onecloud to another cloud.

  5. Economic evaluation of the CARDS study

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    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: cardiovascular diseases (CVD are the major component of premature mortality, generate disability and are a relevant source of cost. The growing incidence of CVD is associated with lifestyle and other modifiable risk factors. Prevention and preclinical detection of CVD reduce morbidity and mortality. Type 2 diabetes is associated with a substantially increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Objective: the aim of the study was to evaluate the health economic consequence of medical therapy with atorvastatin for primary prevention of major cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes in Italy. Materials and method: in order to reach our objective we drew clinical information from the CARDS study. This economic evaluation was carried out conducting a cost/effectiveness analysis from the perspective of National Health Service (NHS. The analysis was applied to a time horizon in conformity with the observational period adopted in the CARDS study (3.9 years. An incremental cost/effectiveness ratio (ICER was calculated and is expressed as cost per life years gained (LYG. In order to test the robustness of the results, a one-way sensitivity analysis was performed. Results: the total cost of atorvastatin therapy over 3.9 years amounts to around 1.5 million of euros per 1,000 patients. The total cost of adding atorvastatin to standard care in people treated for primary prevention of major cardiovascular events in type 2 diabetes as those involved in the CARDS study would entail an additional cost of about 1,2 million of euros per 1,000 patients treated per 3.9 years, with an incremental cost/effectiveness ratio (ICER equivalent to 36,566 euros per patient per LYG. Discussion: the current study is the first economic evaluation of CARDS study to the Italian situation. The results of the current study show that hypolipemic therapy with atorvastatin 10 mg in diabetic individuals is to be considered cost effective.

  6. Technical Concept Command Center Library Document (CARDS)

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    have concentrated on the reuse of software code. This type of reuse has limited impact. The reuser ofter, has to struggle to insert components into a...lost to the reuser . To achieve broad spectrum reuse, CARDS advocates library-centered domain-specific reuse. A domain-specific library is built around...mathematical calculations. reuse library - A library specifically designed, built, and maintained to house reusable components. reuser - One who implements a

  7. LHC card games: bringing about retrocausality?

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    Silagadze, Z K

    2010-01-01

    The model of Nielsen and Ninomiya claims that "the SSC (Superconducting Supercollider) were stopped by the US Congress due to the backward causation from the big amounts of Higgs particles, which it would have produced, if it had been allowed to run". They also proposed to play a card game and if the "close LHC" card is drawn (with probability $\\sim 10^{-6}$), really close LHC on the eve of Higgs particle discovery to avoid more severe bad luck. Crazy? Probably. But paraphrasing Salvador Dali, if you believe that you and me are smarter in physics than Nielsen and Ninomiya, don't read this article, just go right on in your blissful idiocy. Therefore, I will try to make sense of backward causation. It turns out that not only the backward causation makes perfect sense in some models of possible reality, but that Nielsen and Ninomiya really have a chance to close LHC by a card game. The only thing they need is to be smart enough to manage to develop their theory up to the level of brilliance beginning from which ...

  8. Memory of Quark Matter Card Game

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    Csörgő, J; Csörgő, T

    2013-01-01

    Scientists at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC, BNL) recently discovered, that the hottest known form of matter is not a gas, but acts like a fluid. Furthermore, this fluid of quarks expands and flows much more perfectly than water or any other well known fluid. This aspect of the RHIC discovery can be introduced even to primary levels of physics education, noting that the usual solid to liquid to gas sequence of phase transitions now are known to be followed by a transition to a nearly perfect fluid, a liquid of quarks, at the largest temperatures made by humans. The educational games described herein were invented by middle school students, members of a Science Club in Hungary. The games were invented for their entertainment, the educational applications in teaching high energy particle and nuclear physics to laypersons are quite unexpected but most welcomed. This manuscript describes games with a deck of cards called Quark Matter cards, where each card represents an elementary particle. The games ...

  9. 城域网技术RPR及简化的低成本实现方案%The low-cost realization of a simplified project of MAN technology RPR

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    郭举修; 王衍章

    2006-01-01

    RPR(Resilient Packet Ring)是一种经济实用的MAC层技术,在城域光纤环上有十分广阔的应用前景. 本文对RPR出现的背景进行了探讨,详细分析了RPR的结构、特点和各项关键技术,并介绍了IEEE制定的RPR标准,给出了一个RPR的典型应用,最后介绍了一种简化了的低成本的实现方案.

  10. Quantum key distribution using card, base station and trusted authority

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    Nordholt, Jane Elizabeth; Hughes, Richard John; Newell, Raymond Thorson; Peterson, Charles Glen; Rosenberg, Danna; McCabe, Kevin Peter; Tyagi, Kush T; Dallman, Nicholas

    2015-04-07

    Techniques and tools for quantum key distribution ("QKD") between a quantum communication ("QC") card, base station and trusted authority are described herein. In example implementations, a QC card contains a miniaturized QC transmitter and couples with a base station. The base station provides a network connection with the trusted authority and can also provide electric power to the QC card. When coupled to the base station, after authentication by the trusted authority, the QC card acquires keys through QKD with a trusted authority. The keys can be used to set up secure communication, for authentication, for access control, or for other purposes. The QC card can be implemented as part of a smart phone or other mobile computing device, or the QC card can be used as a fillgun for distribution of the keys.

  11. Credit card spending limit and personal finance: system dynamics approach

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    Mirjana Pejić Bach

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Credit cards have become one of the major ways for conducting cashless transactions. However, they have a long term impact on the well being of their owner through the debt generated by credit card usage. Credit card issuers approve high credit limits to credit card owners, thereby influencing their credit burden. A system dynamics model has been used to model behavior of a credit card owner in different scenarios according to the size of a credit limit. Experiments with the model demonstrated that a higher credit limit approved on the credit card decreases the budget available for spending in the long run. This is a contribution toward the evaluation of action for credit limit control based on their consequences.

  12. Jefferson Lab's Trim Card II

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    Trent Allison; Sarin Philip; C. Higgins; Edward Martin; William Merz

    2005-05-01

    Jefferson Lab's Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) uses Trim Card I power supplies to drive approximately 1900 correction magnets. These trim cards have had a long and illustrious service record. However, some of the employed technology is now obsolete, making it difficult to maintain the system and retain adequate spares. The Trim Card II is being developed to act as a transparent replacement for its aging predecessor. A modular approach has been taken in its development to facilitate the substitution of sections for future improvements and maintenance. The resulting design has been divided into a motherboard and 7 daughter cards which has also allowed for parallel development. The Trim Card II utilizes modern technologies such as a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) and a microprocessor to embed trim card controls and diagnostics. These reprogrammable devices also provide the versatility to incorporate future requirements.

  13. Guest Editorial: Card sort methodology: An objective measure in rehabilitation research

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    2012-01-01

    Card sort clinical tests such as the Wisconsin Card Sort Test and Activity Card Sort are well known in several clinical practices, including psychiatry, neurology, neuropsychology, and learning disabilities. However, card sort methodology is less famous as a research methodology. This editorial attempts to shed light on the novelty of the card sort methodology and its relevance to rehabilitation research.

  14. Clinical evaluation of the Vitek Neisseria-Haemophilus Identification card.

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    Janda, W M; Malloy, P J; Schreckenberger, P C

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    A clinical evaluation of the Vitek Neisseria-Haemophilus Identification (NHI) card (Vitek Systems, Inc., Hazelwood, Mo.) was performed with 480 clinical isolates and stock strains of Neisseria spp., Haemophilus spp., and other fastidious microorganisms included in the data base of the system. Identifications obtained with the NHI card were compared with those determined by conventional methods. The card identified 83.2% of 244 Neisseria spp. and Branhamella catarrhalis, 54.9% of 164 Haemophil...

  15. Concretization and animation of Finite Automata with c-cards

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    Valente, Andrea

    2004-01-01

    to classes of 10 to 12 years old, and in general to students with a limited mathematical background. Our approach builds on {\\em computational cards} (or c-cards), a project aiming at scaling-down the learning complexity of computer science core contents, by presenting symbol manipulation via a t......-cards is given and its educational implication discussed: the mapping provides a mean to concretize and animate automata. The algorithm works with both deterministic and non-deterministic finite automata....

  16. Biometrics and ID Cards — Enablers for Personal Security

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    Reisen, Andreas

    The electronic ID card is a modernization and security project of the German Government. On the one hand, the multifunctional card is intended to boost security and the convenience of e-government and e-business applications. On the other hand, the new biometric ID card should allow citizens to use it as a travel document in the Schengen area and for specific destinations outside the European Union also in the future.

  17. Hepatotoxicity associated with the ingestion of Centella asiatica Hepatotoxicidad asociada al consumo de Centella asiática

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    O. A. Jorge

    2005-02-01

    Full Text Available Background: hepatotoxicity due to herbal remedies is being increasingly recognized. Centella asiatica (Centella asiatica Linn Urban is commercialized for multiple conditions. Its active principles are pentacyclic triterpenic saponosides (asiaticoside, madecassoside. Clinical case studies: we present three women (61, 52 and 49 years old who developed jaundice after taking Centella asiatica for 30, 20 and 60 days. Respective laboratory tests: ALT: 1193, 1694 and 324 U/L; ALP: 503, 472 and 484 U/L; bilirubin: 4.23, 19.89 and 3.9 mg/dl. The first patient also had ASMA 1/160 and AMA 1/320. Respective pathological diagnoses: granulomatous hepatitis with marked necrosis and apoptosis; chronic hepatitis with cirrhotic transformation and intense necroinflammatory activity, and granulomatous hepatitis. All patients improved with Centella asiatica discontinuation, and ursodeoxycholic acid 10 mg/kg/day. The first patient took Centella asiatica again, with recurrence of the damage. The second one had taken this herb a year before. Conclusions: many plants synthesize hepatotoxic compounds. Germander, Skullcap and Glycyrrhizin contain di- or triterpenic active principles, which can produce hepatic injury by promoting apoptosis and altering cell membranes. We hypothesize that these mechanisms may have resulted in injuries associated with Centella asiatica. The presence of autoantibodies and granulomas also favors an immune-mediated mechanism. Ursodeoxycholic acid has anti-apoptotic properties, but we cannot rule out that Centella asiatica discontinuation alone may have resulted in patient improvement.Introducción: la hepatotoxicidad por hierbas medicinales es reconocida cada vez más frecuentemente. Centella asiática (Centella asiatica Linn Urban es comercializada para múltiples afecciones. Sus principios activos son saponósidos pentacíclicos triterpénicos (asiaticósido, madecasósido. Casos clínicos: presentamos 3 mujeres (61, 52 y 49 años que

  18. Mathematical card magic fifty-two new effects

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    Mulcahy, Colm

    2013-01-01

    Mathematical card effects offer both beginning and experienced magicians an opportunity to entertain with a minimum of props. Featuring mostly original creations, Mathematical Card Magic: Fifty-Two New Effects presents an entertaining look at new mathematically based card tricks. Each chapter contains four card effects, generally starting with simple applications of a particular mathematical principle and ending with more complex ones. Practice a handful of the introductory effects and, in no time, you'll establish your reputation as a ""mathemagician."" Delve a little deeper into each chapter

  19. Determinants of debit cards acceptance: An empirical investigation

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    Ismail, Shafinar; Bakri, Mohamed Hariri; Zulkepli, Jafri; Adnan, Azimah; Azizi, Amsyar

    2014-12-01

    These days, most of the Malaysians realize that the consumption of debit card will help them to reduce the household debt. Thus, it is important to analyse the acceptance of debit cards for further enhancement and expanding its market share in Malaysia. In addition, there is lacked of research being conducted on the determinants affecting the acceptance of debit cards among Malaysians. Thus, the study aimed to investigate the factors affecting the acceptance of debit cards. This study focuses on payment methods, consumer attitude, and safety of debit card in acceptance of debit cards. Questionnaires were distributed to the 300 respondents. The sampling procedure adopted was stratified random sampling. The data obtained were analysed using SPSS 20.0 which involves scale reliability, descriptive and regression analysis. The result indicates that payment methods, consumer attitude and safety are the determinants of debit cards acceptance. Safety is the best predictor as most of the customers are confidents to use debit cards because of the security being developed around these debit card transactions. The analyses presented in this study can be used by policymakers and managers as a guide to promote banking products and services. The findings achieved in this study will be of interest for practitioners and academics concerned with developments of the Malaysian banking industry.

  20. The problems of using credit card and some possible solutions

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    付佶

    2012-01-01

      The credit card was first used in the 1920s,in the United States,and it has increased steadily. It becomes a worldwide payment method. The credit card provides two basic benefits. The first one is It provides the convenient to the holders for the credit card owners can carry a card instead of a large sum of cash. Moreover,the card-holders are able to purchase some products with this kind of card for it allows the owners to borrow money from bank at some future cost.(Sha Yang 2006)However,because of the imperfect of credit card system(Yingjiu Li 2005), unrealistic optimism in consumer credit card adoption(Sha yang 2006)and APR Trap (Steve Sildon2008),all of these problems cause lots of problems for cardholders. This presentation will consider about the three problems which will bring the trouble to the consumers,and then it will focus on some possible solutions to address these problems for individual users. Finally,the presentation will present some way to make money with credit card.

  1. Determinants of debit cards acceptance: An empirical investigation

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    Ismail, Shafinar; Adnan, Azimah; Azizi, Amsyar [Faculty of Business and Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Melaka 75300 (Malaysia); Bakri, Mohamed Hariri [Faculty of Technology Management And Technopreneurship, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia, Melaka 76100 (Malaysia); Zulkepli, Jafri [Faculty of Quantitative Science, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok Kedah (Malaysia)

    2014-12-04

    These days, most of the Malaysians realize that the consumption of debit card will help them to reduce the household debt. Thus, it is important to analyse the acceptance of debit cards for further enhancement and expanding its market share in Malaysia. In addition, there is lacked of research being conducted on the determinants affecting the acceptance of debit cards among Malaysians. Thus, the study aimed to investigate the factors affecting the acceptance of debit cards. This study focuses on payment methods, consumer attitude, and safety of debit card in acceptance of debit cards. Questionnaires were distributed to the 300 respondents. The sampling procedure adopted was stratified random sampling. The data obtained were analysed using SPSS 20.0 which involves scale reliability, descriptive and regression analysis. The result indicates that payment methods, consumer attitude and safety are the determinants of debit cards acceptance. Safety is the best predictor as most of the customers are confidents to use debit cards because of the security being developed around these debit card transactions. The analyses presented in this study can be used by policymakers and managers as a guide to promote banking products and services. The findings achieved in this study will be of interest for practitioners and academics concerned with developments of the Malaysian banking industry.

  2. Volume of Requests for Internet Medicare Replacement Cards

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    Social Security Administration — This dataset provides monthly volumes at the national level from federal fiscal year 2008 onwards for Internet Medicare Replacement Card. The dataset includes only...

  3. PENGARUH SUPLEMENTASI ZINC SULFAT DAN BISKUIT TERHADAP KONSENTRASI ZINC RAMBUT BALITA (PROGRAM MP ASI BISKUIT DI KERTOSONO JAWA TIMUR

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    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Background: Nganjuk was included in 7districts with highest malnutrition in East Java. Prevalence index of weight/age was 4.80%, height/age was 17.40% and weight/height was > 20% (Riskesdas, 2008. In 2009 malnourished under five children was 715. Objective of this research was analyzing the effect of zinc supplement and biscuit MP-ASI for the nutritional status and hair zinc concentration for under five children. Methods: conducted in the working area community health center Kertosono, Nganjuk regency, East Java. Sample of research was children 12-60 months who have Zinc hair concentration < 150 Jig/Kg that was divided into two groups. Total subject was 26 under five children that divided into two groups. One was treatment group who received biscuit MP-ASI and zinc syrup and the other was control group who received biscuit MP-ASI and placebo syrup. Each group was collected by simple random sampling. Results: There were significant differences of body weight in the treatment group and control group before and after research,using paired t-test (p = 0.000. There were significant differences of body height in the treatment group and control group before and after research, using paired t test (p = 0.000. There were significant differences of category hair zinc concentration in the treatment group before and after research with Me Nemar Test (p = 0.031. Conclusion: Supplementation can increase the body weight and body height both of two groups, but nutrition status in the treatment group increased  highly than in the control  group. Hair zinc concentration in the treatment group increased highly than in the control group.   Key words: Malnutrition, zinc sulfate, biscuit Complementary feeding, levels of hair zinc

  4. Caquexia cardíaca Cardiac cachexia

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    Alberto Miján

    2006-05-01

    Full Text Available La insuficiencia cardíaca de carácter crónico (ICC, en especial si afecta al corazón derecho, ocasiona con frecuencia malnutrición. Si esta es grave y se unen otros componentes, puede producirse caquexia cardíaca. Esta se asocia a mayor morbilidad y menor supervivencia de los pacientes que la padecen. Las causas de la caquexia cardíaca son diversas, en general asociadas a mantener balance energético negativo, surgiendo cada vez mayor evidencia que apoya un origen multifactorial de la misma. Entre otros, factores neurohormonales, inflamatorios, inmunológicos y metabólicos se superponen en el paciente con ICC, pudiendo producir afectación y deterioro de diversos órganos o sistemas, incluyendo la caquexia cardíaca. Esta puede definirse de diversos modos que, en general, concretan una reducción de peso en un tiempo definido o de estructuras corporales, ya que esta entidad afecta tanto a la masa magra o celular activa, como a los tejidos adiposo y óseo "osteoporosis. De todos ellos, el deterioro más acusado puede observarse en el tejido muscular esquelético, tanto a nivel estructural como funcional, no quedando exento el corazón de su afectación. Respecto del tratamiento, este debe basarse en la evidencia científica disponible. La valoración del estado nutricional de todo paciente con ICC es obligada, debiendo intervenir nutricionalmente ante MEP o riesgo de desarrollarla. En esta situación, mas si existe caquexia cardíaca, es necesaria una modificación de la dieta oral en energía y calidad de la misma, debiendo valorar la indicación de nutrición artificial específica complementaria o alternativa. Asimismo, cada vez adquiere mayor fuerza causal el papel beneficioso del ejercicio físico moderado, así como de la modulación por determinados fármacos de las alteraciones metabólicas e inflamatorias observadas en la caquexia cardíaca, que incluyen una respuesta favorable a nivel funcional y estructural del paciente con ICC

  5. Trasplante cardíaco Heart transplant

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    M. Ubilla

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available El trasplante cardíaco es considerado actualmente como el tratamiento de elección en la insuficiencia cardíaca terminal refractaria a tratamiento médico o quirúrgico. Debido a factores como la mayor esperanza de vida de la población y el manejo más eficaz de los síndromes coronarios agudos, cada vez hay un número mayor de personas que padecen fallo cardíaco. Se estima que la prevalencia de la enfermedad en países desarrollados está en torno al 1%; de éstos, un 10% está en una etapa avanzada y por tanto son potenciales receptores de un trasplante cardíaco. El problema está en que aún no es posible ofrecer esta modalidad terapéutica a todos los pacientes que la requieren. Por consiguiente, se hace necesario optimizar los resultados del trasplante cardíaco mediante la selección de pacientes, selección y manejo de los donantes, manejo perioperatorio y control de la enfermedad por rechazo del injerto. Desde el primer trasplante efectuado en diciembre de 1967, numerosos avances y cambios se han producido, lo que ha permitido aumentar la supervivencia y calidad de vida de quienes han recibido un nuevo corazón. A continuación se revisarán los aspectos más relevantes del trasplante cardíaco y los desafíos que enfrenta en la actualidad.A heart transplant is at present considered the treatment of choice in cases of terminal cardiac insufficiency refractory to medical or surgical treatment. Due to factors such as the greater life expectancy of the population and the more efficient management of acute coronary syndromes, there is an increasing number of people who suffer from heart failure. It is estimated that the prevalence of the disease in developed countries is around 1%; of this figure, some 10% are in an advanced stage and are thus potential receptors of a heart transplant. The problem is that it is still not possible to offer this therapeutic form to all of the patients that require it. Consequently, it is necessary to

  6. c-myc down-regulation induces apoptosis in human cancer cell lines exposed to RPR-115135 (C31H29NO4), a non-peptidomimetic farnesyltransferase inhibitor.

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    Russo, Patrizia; Arzani, Dario; Trombino, Sonya; Falugi, Carla

    2003-01-01

    A therapeutic strategy that relies on the use of c-myc antisense in combination with a farnesyltransferase inhibitor, RPR-115135 (C31H29NO4), was studied in human cancer cell lines carrying different mutations (Ras, p53, myc amplification). Cell proliferation was strongly inhibited by the combination and was observed when c-myc oligo (at a concentration that down-regulates c-myc expression) was followed by RPR-115135. Cell cycle analysis demonstrated an accumulation in G0-G1 phase and a tendency to apoptosis (not detectable in cells treated with a single agent). Morphological examination and DNA fragmentation assays (filter binding and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay DNA fragmentation) confirmed the induction of apoptosis. Apoptosis was not p53- and/or p21(waf-1)-dependent, and the key effector was caspase activation. The combination induced Bax expression and Bcl-2 inhibition. Down-regulation of c-myc amplification carried out a specific role exclusively when Ras was mutated. Exposure of human proliferating lymphocytes to combination did not result in cytotoxicity, suggesting that mechanisms regulating c-myc gene expression during normal T cell proliferation might not be involved. Because of the high percentage of human tumors overexpressing c-myc mRNA and/or protein and, simultaneously, harboring oncogenic Ras mutants (i.e., colon cancers), interrupting the myc- and Ras-signaling pathway would be one of the major focuses on therapy of these types of tumors.

  7. Mated Fingerprint Card Pairs 2 (MFCP2)

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    NIST Mated Fingerprint Card Pairs 2 (MFCP2) (PC database for purchase)   NIST Special Database 14 is being distributed for use in development and testing of automated fingerprint classification and matching systems on a set of images which approximate a natural horizontal distribution of the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) fingerprint classes. A newer version of the compression/decompression software on the CDROM can be found at the website http://www.nist.gov/itl/iad/ig/nigos.cfm as part of the NBIS package.

  8. CERN Access Cards and Access Authorisations

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    2003-01-01

    From the 01/05/2003, all problems relating to access cards and refusal of access to any zone, building or experiment within CERN must be addressed to the Centrale de Surveillance des Accès (CSA building 120) on 78877 or send an e-mail to Access.Surveillance@cern.ch. The responsibles for CERN access control have put into place a procedure with the CSA, Service Enregistrement and the Technical Control Room, to make sure that all problems get resolved in a proper and timely manner.

  9. 77 FR 4054 - Extension of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: TSA Customer Comment Card

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    2012-01-26

    ... a customer comment card to collect passenger comments at airports, including complaints, compliments.... The card is being used by TSA at airports to collect customer comments, including complaints... OMB Review: TSA Customer Comment Card AGENCY: Transportation Security Administration, DHS. ACTION:...

  10. A Computer Adaptive Testing Version of the Addiction Severity Index-Multimedia Version (ASI-MV): The Addiction Severity CAT.

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    Butler, Stephen F; Black, Ryan A; McCaffrey, Stacey A; Ainscough, Jessica; Doucette, Ann M

    2017-02-23

    The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a computer adaptive testing (CAT) version of the Addiction Severity Index-Multimedia Version (ASI-MV), the Addiction Severity CAT. This goal was accomplished in 4 steps. First, new candidate items for Addiction Severity CAT domains were evaluated after brainstorming sessions with experts in substance abuse treatment. Next, this new item bank was psychometrically evaluated on a large nonclinical (n = 4,419) and substance abuse treatment (n = 845) sample. Based on these results, final items were selected and calibrated for the creation of the Addiction Severity CAT algorithms. Once the algorithms were developed for the entire assessment, a fully functioning prototype of an Addiction Severity CAT was created. CAT simulations were conducted, and optimal termination criteria were selected for the Addiction Severity CAT algorithms. Finally, construct validity of the CAT algorithms was evaluated by examining convergent and discriminant validity and sensitivity to change. The Addiction Severity CAT was determined to be valid, sensitive to change, and reliable. Further, the Addiction Severity CAT's time of completion was found to be significantly less than the average time of completion for the ASI-MV composite scores. This study represents the initial validation of an Addiction Severity CAT based on item response theory, and further exploration of the Addiction Severity CAT is needed. (PsycINFO Database Record

  11. Absorption enhancement in thin film a-Si solar cells with double-sided SiO2 particle layers

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    陈乐; 王庆康; 沈向前; 陈文; 黄堃; 刘代明

    2015-01-01

    Light absorption enhancement is very important for improving the power conversion efficiency of a thin film a-Si solar cell. In this paper, a thin-film a-Si solar cell model with double-sided SiO2 particle layers is designed, and then the underlying mechanism of absorption enhancement is investigated by finite difference time domain (FDTD) simulation;finally the feasible experimental scheme for preparing the SiO2 particle layer is discussed. It is found that the top and bottom SiO2 particle layers play an important role in anti-reflection and light trapping, respectively. The light absorption of the cell with double-sided SiO2 layers greatly increases in a wavelength range of 300 nm–800 nm, and the ultimate efficiency increases more than 22%compared with that of the flat device. The cell model with double-sided SiO2 particle layers reported here can be used in varieties of thin film solar cells to further improve their performances.

  12. Disritmias cardíacas e anestesia

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    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: As disritmias são complicações relativamente comuns no período perioperatório, devendo ser diagnosticadas e adequadamente tratadas pelo anestesiologista quando houver indicação para tal. Este artigo foi elaborado com o objetivo de revisar os aspectos mais relevantes das disritmias cardíacas para o anestesiologista, bem como estabelecer relação de causa e efeito entre os fármacos utilizados no período perioperatório e as disritmias. CONTEÚDO: São apresentados neste artigo os mecanismos das disritmias, os fármacos que potencialmente causam disritmias, além do diagnóstico e tratamento no período perioperatório. CONCLUSÕES: As disritmias que ocorrem no período perioperatório muitas vezes não demandam tratamento e, em outras tantas, o tratamento pode gerar uma verdadeira iatrogenia. Portanto, o conhecimento das disritmias cardíacas e dos fatores que podem desencadeá-las possibilita ao anestesiologista melhor abordagem perioperatória, evitando tratamentos equivocados ou desnecessários.

  13. Designing minimum data sets of health smart card system

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    Mohtaram Nematollahi

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Nowadays different countries benefit from health system based on health cards and projects related to smart cards. Lack of facilities which cover this technology is obvious in our society. This paper aims to design Minimum Data Sets of Health Smart Card System for Iran. Method: This research was an applied descriptive study. At first, we reviewed the same projects and guidelines of selected countries and the proposed model was designed in accordance to the country’s needs, taking people’s attitude about it by Delphi technique. A data analysis in study stage of MDS(Minimum Data Sets of Health Smart Card in the selective countries was done by comparative tables and determination of similarities and differences of the MDS. In the stage of gaining credit for model, it was accomplished with descriptive statistics to the extent of absolute and relative frequency through SPSS (version 16. Results: MDS of Health Smart Card for Iran is presented in the patient’s card and health provider’s card on basisof studiesin America, Australia, Turkey and Belgium and needs of our country and after doing Delphi technique with 94 percent agreement confirmed. Conclusion: Minimum Data Sets of Health Smart Card provides continuous care for patients and communication among providers. So, it causes a decrease in the complications of threatening diseases. Collection of MDS of diseases increases the quality of care assessment

  14. Using Library of Congress Playing Cards to Train Student Shelvers.

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    Smith, Jim

    1996-01-01

    Describes the procedures and benefits of using Library of Congress Playing Card games to teach library staff number sequencing and thereby reduce shelving errors. Appendixes include illustrations of the cards themselves, including table showing which call numbers correspond to various suits and values; training handouts; and two proposed studies.…

  15. Using Playing Cards to Simulate a Molecular Clock

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    Westerling, Karin E.

    2008-01-01

    Changes in DNA base-repair may serve as an indicator of the time elapsed since divergence from a common ancestor. DNA sequences can now be analyzed. The simulation presented in this article allows students to observe the accumulation of changes in a randomly mutating sequence of playing cards. The cards are analogous to DNA nucleotide or protein…

  16. Elements--A Card Game of Chemical Names and Symbols

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    Sevcik, Richard S.; Hicks, O'Dell; Schultz, Linda D.; Alexander, Susan V.

    2008-01-01

    "Elements" is a competitive card game designed to help middle school students recognize and correlate the names and symbols of the most significant chemical elements. Each student is required to construct his or her own decks of playing cards--one with the names of the chemical elements and one with their corresponding symbols--and compete against…

  17. IR Cards: Inquiry-Based Introduction to Infrared Spectroscopy

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    Bennett, Jacqueline; Forster, Tabetha

    2010-01-01

    As infrared spectroscopy (IR) is frequently used in undergraduate organic chemistry courses, an inductive introduction to IR spectroscopy that uses index cards printed with spectra, structures, and chemical names is described. Groups of students are given an alphabetized deck of these "IR cards" to sort into functional groups. The students then…

  18. CARD15 gene and the classification of Crohn's disease

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    Murillo, L; Crusius, JBA; van Bodegraven, AA; Alizadeh, BZ; Pena, AS

    2002-01-01

    An insertion mutation at nucleotide 3020 (3020insC) in the CARD15 gene, originally reported as NOD2, has been strongly associated with Crohn's disease. The CARD15 G2722C missense mutation was also shown to be associated with this disease. We studied 130 Dutch Crohn's disease patients, with a median

  19. 75 FR 32158 - Information Collection; SRS Publications Evaluation Card

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    ...; ] DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Information Collection; SRS Publications Evaluation Card AGENCY... organizations on the extension, with no revision, of a currently approved information collection, SRS Publications Evaluation Card. DATES: Comments must be received in writing on or before August 6, 2010 to...

  20. A Comparison of Card-sorting Analysis Methods

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    Nawaz, Ather

    2012-01-01

    the recurrent patterns found and thus has consequences for the resulting website design. This paper draws an attention to the choice of card sorting analysis and techniques and shows how it impacts the results. The research focuses on how the same data for card sorting can lead to different website structures...

  1. Implementing a High-Assurance Smart-Card OS

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    Karger, Paul A.; Toll, David C.; Palmer, Elaine R.; McIntosh, Suzanne K.; Weber, Samuel; Edwards, Jonathan W.

    Building a high-assurance, secure operating system for memory constrained systems, such as smart cards, introduces many challenges. The increasing power of smart cards has made their use feasible in applications such as electronic passports, military and public sector identification cards, and cell-phone based financial and entertainment applications. Such applications require a secure environment, which can only be provided with sufficient hardware and a secure operating system. We argue that smart cards pose additional security challenges when compared to traditional computer platforms. We discuss our design for a secure smart card operating system, named Caernarvon, and show that it addresses these challenges, which include secure application download, protection of cryptographic functions from malicious applications, resolution of covert channels, and assurance of both security and data integrity in the face of arbitrary power losses.

  2. Vulnerabilities in First-Generation RFID-enabled Credit Cards

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    Heydt-Benjamin, Thomas S.; Bailey, Daniel V.; Fu, Kevin; Juels, Ari; O'Hare, Tom

    RFID-enabled credit cards are widely deployed in the United States and other countries, but no public study has thoroughly analyzed the mechanisms that provide both security and privacy. Using samples from a variety of RFID-enabled credit cards, our study observes that (1) the cardholder's name and often credit card number and expiration are leaked in plaintext to unauthenticated readers, (2) our homemade device costing around 150 effectively clones one type of skimmed cards thus providing a proof-of-concept implementation for the RF replay attack, (3) information revealed by the RFID transmission cross contaminates the security of RFID and non-RFID payment contexts, and (4) RFID-enabled credit cards are susceptible in various degrees to a range of other traditional RFID attacks such as skimming and relaying.

  3. Anonymous Card Shuffling and its Applications to Parallel Mixnets

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    Goodrich, Michael T

    2012-01-01

    We study the question of how to shuffle $n$ cards when faced with an opponent who knows the initial position of all the cards {\\em and} can track every card when permuted, {\\em except} when one takes $K< n$ cards at a time and shuffles them in a private buffer "behind your back," which we call {\\em buffer shuffling}. The problem arises naturally in the context of parallel mixnet servers as well as other security applications. Our analysis is based on related analyses of load-balancing processes. We include extensions to variations that involve corrupted servers and adversarially injected messages, which correspond to an opponent who can peek at some shuffles in the buffer and who can mark some number of the cards. In addition, our analysis makes novel use of a sum-of-squares metric for anonymity, which leads to improved performance bounds for parallel mixnets and can also be used to bound well-known existing anonymity measures.

  4. Perceptual and cognitive characteristics of common playing cards.

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    Olson, Jay A; Amlani, Alym A; Rensink, Ronald A

    2012-01-01

    We examined the perceptual and cognitive characteristics of the playing cards commonly used in the Western world. Specifically, we measured their visibility, memorability, likability, and verbal and visual accessibility. Based on visibility and memorability, four groups of cards were distinguished: the Ace of Spades, other Aces, number cards, and face cards. Within each of these groups, there were few differences due to value or suit. Based on likability and accessibility, three additional groups were distinguished: the Ace of Hearts, Queen of Hearts, and King of Hearts. Several interesting relations were found between how people remember, like, and access cards; some of these were similar to effects found in studies of visual perception, while others seemed entirely new. Our results demonstrate that rigorous examination of real-world stimuli can shed light on the perception of ordinary objects, as well as help us understand why magic works in the mind.

  5. Cobacabana (control of balance by card-based navigation) : A card-based system for job shop control

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    Land, M.J.

    2009-01-01

    Existing card-based production control systems such as Kanban are mostly dedicated to repetitive production environments. Cards-based systems for job shop control are lacking, while particularly this industry segment shows a need for simple control systems. This paper aims at filling the gap by pres

  6. Ultra-thin SiN{sub x} in superlattice via nitridation of a-Si in-situ hot wire chemical vapor deposition

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    Rai, Dharmendra Kumar; Solanki, Chetan Singh; Balasubramaniam, K.R., E-mail: bala.kavaipatti@gmail.com

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    The fabrication of ultra-thin SiN{sub x} (< 2 nm) is a necessary step in third generation photovoltaics, memory, or light-emitting diode applications. Using the low temperature, cheap, scaleable synthesis technique of hot-wire chemical vapor deposition (HWCVD) for this purpose poses many challenges. Here, an approach of fabricating ultra thin SiN{sub x} of thickness ∼ 1.9 nm in a superlattice (SL) structure via nitridation of a-Si layers in-situ HWCVD at 250 °C is reported. Quantum well SL and quantum dot (QD) SL films are realized, wherein SiN{sub x} layers are formed by nitriding a-Si. Both these films investigated by Raman spectroscopy and high resolution transmission electron microscopy, reveal the formation of ultra-thin SiN{sub x} in a SL structure with a-Si, accompanied by sharp interfaces. In addition, annealing of the SL structures, results in QDs of crystalline Si in the a-Si layers, maintaining the SiN{sub x} layer as well as the sharp interface between the SiN{sub x} and a-Si layers of the as-deposited SL structure. - Highlights: • Ultra thin SiN{sub x} is fabricated by hot wire chemical vapor deposition. • SiN{sub x} layer of thickness ∼ 1.9 nm is formed via nitridation of a-Si layer at 250 °C. • Ultra thin SiN{sub x} layers are realized in superlattice films of quantum wells and quantum dots.

  7. Viral Effects of a dsRNA Mycovirus (PoV-ASI2792) on the Vegetative Growth of the Edible Mushroom Pleurotus ostreatus

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    Song, Ha-Yeon; Choi, Hyo-Jin; Jeong, Hansaem; Choi, Dahye

    2016-01-01

    A double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) mycovirus was detected in malformed fruiting bodies of Pleurotus ostreatus strain ASI2792, one of bottle cultivated commercial strains of the edible oyster mushroom. The partial RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp) gene of the P. ostreatus ASI2792 mycovirus (PoV-ASI2792) was cloned, and a cDNA sequences alignment revealed that the sequence was identical to the RdRp gene of a known PoSV found in the P. ostreatus strain. To investigate the symptoms of PoV-ASI2792 infection by comparing the isogenic virus-free P. ostreatus strains with a virus-infected strain, isogenic virus-cured P. ostreatus strains were obtained by the mycelial fragmentation method for virus curing. The absence of virus was verified with gel electrophoresis after dsRNA-specific virus purification and Northern blot analysis using a partial RdRp cDNA of PoV-ASI2792. The growth rate and mycelial dry weight of virus-infected P. ostreatus strain with PoV-ASI2792 mycovirus were compared to those of three virus-free isogenic strains on 10 different media. The virus-cured strains showed distinctly higher mycelial growth rates and dry weights on all kinds of experimental culture media, with at least a 2.2-fold higher mycelial growth rate on mushroom complete media (MCM) and Hamada media, and a 2.7-fold higher mycelial dry weight on MCM and yeastmalt-glucose agar media than those of the virus-infected strain. These results suggest that the infection of PoV mycovirus has a deleterious effect on the vegetative growth of P. ostreatus.

  8. Novel disulfide bond-mediated dimerization of the CARD domain was revealed by the crystal structure of CARMA1 CARD.

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    Full Text Available CARMA1, BCL10 and MALT1 form a large molecular complex known as the CARMA1 signalosome during lymphocyte activation. Lymphocyte activation via the CARMA1 signalosome is critical to immune response and linked to many immune diseases. Despite the important role of the CARMA1 signalosome during lymphocyte activation and proliferation, limited structural information is available. Here, we report the dimeric structure of CARMA1 CARD at a resolution of 3.2 Å. Interestingly, although CARMA1 CARD has a canonical six helical-bundles structural fold similar to other CARDs, CARMA1 CARD shows the first homo-dimeric structure of CARD formed by a disulfide bond and reveals a possible biologically important homo-dimerization mechanism.

  9. Young Generation Attitudes and Awareness Towards the Implementation of Smart Card in Bahrain: An Exploratory Study

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    Full Text Available SmartCards are one of the latest additions to the continuing list of advancements and innovations in the world of information and communication technology. A SmartCard resembles in size and shape to a normal credit card or bank ATM card, with a microprocessor chip implanted into the plastic card. These cards are used not just as identity cards, like the earliest versions of such cards, but hold a relatively huge amount of editable information including the card holder's bank data, e-purse, finger print, health record, blood type, traffic and license details and other such vital information. The purpose of this study was to present a general overview of SmartCards, a brief history, features and applications of SmartCards and the introduction of SmartCards in the Kingdom of Bahrain. This study collects some information about the features and related issues regarding the SmartCards which are to be issued to the public. A total of 513 questionnaires were distributed to students of the University of Bahrain. The questions asked included questions to check the acceptance of the people to replace their current cards with a SmartCards and their awareness of the new National SmartCard in Bahrain. It also evaluates the efforts taken by the government to create awareness among the public about the usage and features of the SmartCards.

  10. Hubungan Pemberian ASI Eksklusif dengan Angka Kejadian Diare Akut pada Bayi Usia 0-1 Tahun di Puskesmas Kuranji Kota Padang

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    Full Text Available AbstrakPemberian ASI eksklusif merupakan salah satu upaya untuk mencapai tumbuh kembang optimal dan terlindungi dari penyakit seperti diare. Tujuan penelitian ini adalah untuk mengetahui hubungan pemberian ASI eksklusif dengan angka kejadian diare akut pada bayi usia 0-1 tahun di Puskesmas Kuranji Kota Padang. Penelitian ini dilaksanakan secara observasional dengan pendekatan cross sectional. Sampel penelitian ini adalah bayi usia 0-1 tahun yang berkunjung ke posyandu di wilayah kerja Puskesmas Kuranji Kota Padang dengan menggunakan simple random sampling. Jumlah bayi dengan kelompok usia 0-5 bulan 29 hari sebanyak 69 orang (51,1% dan usia 6-12 bulan sebanyak 66 orang (48,9%. Dari hasil penelitian didapatkan bayi usia 0-5 bulan 29 hari yang masih mendapat ASI saja sebanyak 41 bayi (30,4% dan yang sudah mendapat campuran lain selain ASI sebanyak 28 bayi (20,7%. Jumlah bayi usia 6-12 bulan dengan ASI eksklusif sebanyak 34 bayi (25,2% dan 32 bayi lainnya (23,7% non ASI eksklusif. Sebanyak 57 bayi (42,2% pernah diare dan 78 bayi lainnya (57,8% tidak pernah. Analisis chi square mendapatkan p=0,001 dan hasil ini signifikan (p<0,5. Pemberian ASI eksklusif selama 6 bulan harus ditingkatkan karena mempunyai hubungan dengan angka kejadian diare akut.Kata kunci: Bayi, ASI Exclusif, diareAbstractExclusive breastfeeding is an effort to achieve optimal growth and development and can be protected from diarrhea. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship of exclusive breastfeeding with the incidence of acute diarrhea in infants aged 0-1 years in the Kuranji Public Health Center Padang. This study conducted a cross sectional observational study. The sample was a baby aged 0-1 years who visited posyandu in the Kuranji Public Health Center working area using simple random sampling. The result showed 41 infants (30.4% aged 0-5 months 29 days which is still breastfed only and other than breast milk were 28 infants (20.7%. Number of 6-12 months

  11. Authentications of Myanmar National Registration Card

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    Full Text Available The automatic identification system of Myanmar national registration card (NRC holder is presented in this paper. The proposed system can be handled the identification by the extracted low quality face image and fingerprint image from Myanmar NRC. Both of the facial recognition and fingerprint recognition system are developed for Myanmar citizenship confirmation. Age invariant face recognition algorithm is performed based on combination of DiaPCA (Diagonal principal Component Analysis and KNN (Kth nearest neighbor classifier approaches. An algorithm of the fingerprint recognition is proposed for recognition of the poor quality fingerprint image with fabric background.  Several experiments have been done for confirming the effectiveness of the proposed approach.

  12. Providing contact cards for relatives following bereavement.

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    Clarke, K; Pearson, N

    This article describes the implementation of a Welsh Assembly Government policy to improve customer service and provide an opportunity for relatives to seek further information about the death of a loved one in an acute hospital setting. A new relative-centred pathway has been developed. It offers a single point of contact for recently bereaved relatives and provides an opportunity to discuss any concerns or anxieties in relation to the care and/or treatment in the final hours of their loved one's life. The pathway includes a contact card with the name and number of a designated person and is a more informal, empathetic and person-centred service than the formal complaint process.

  13. The Donation-Payment Gift Card Concept: how to give twice with one card

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    Crane, R; Sornette, D

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    Standard economic theory, starting with Adam Smith's invisible hand, holds that those who trade for their own selfish motives of maximizing their private preferences may contribute more to the public wealth than those who claim altruistic motives. Under restrictive conditions, this has been shown to result from a self-organizing mechanism acting at the global system level, which ensures that optimal allocation of resources derives from competition within the rule of law. In a nutshell, according to this view, being competitively selfish adds value for all. But to what degree can doing good add competitive value to products and services? We propose the creation of the Donation-Payment card as a solution to the legal and moral issues plaguing the emerging anonymous, direct-to-consumer, stored-value prepaid (SVP) card market. Our proposal to redirect millions of dollars whose status is in conflict not only improves society and empowers people, but also represents the best free-market solution to the SVP-Cards in...

  14. The swipe card model of odorant recognition.

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    Brookes, Jennifer C; Horsfield, Andrew P; Stoneham, A Marshall

    2012-11-12

    Just how we discriminate between the different odours we encounter is not completely understood yet. While obviously a matter involving biology, the core issue isa matter for physics: what microscopic interactions enable the receptors in our noses-small protein switches—to distinguish scent molecules? We survey what is and is not known about the physical processes that take place when we smell things, highlighting the difficulties in developing a full understanding of the mechanics of odorant recognition. The main current theories, discussed here, fall into two major groups. One class emphasises the scent molecule's shape, and is described informally as a "lock and key" mechanism. But there is another category, which we focus on and which we call "swipe card" theories:the molecular shape must be good enough, but the information that identifies the smell involves other factors. One clearly-defined "swipe card" mechanism that we discuss here is Turin's theory, in which inelastic electron tunnelling is used to discern olfactant vibration frequencies. This theory is explicitly quantal, since it requires the molecular vibrations to take in or give out energy only in discrete quanta. These ideas lead to obvious experimental tests and challenges. We describe the current theory in a form that takes into account molecular shape as well as olfactant vibrations. It emerges that this theory can explain many observations hard to reconcile in other ways. There are still some important gaps in a comprehensive physics-based description of the central steps in odorant recognition. We also discuss how far these ideas carry over to analogous processes involving other small biomolecules, like hormones, steroids and neurotransmitters. We conclude with a discussion of possible quantum behaviours in biology more generally, the case of olfaction being just one example. This paper is presented in honour of Prof. Marshall Stoneham who passed away unexpectedly during its writing.

  15. Investigating customer racial discrimination in the secondary baseball card market.

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    Primm, Eric; Piquero, Nicole Leeper; Piquero, Alex R; Regoli, Robert M

    2011-01-01

    A growing body of literature in a variety of disciplines has appeared over the last 20 years examining customer racial bias in the secondary sports card market; however, consensus on the matter has yet to emerge. In this article, we explore the more subtle ways that a player's race/ethnicity may affect the value of his sports card including a player's skin tone (light- to dark-skinned). Data were obtained for 383 black, Latino, and white baseball players who had received at least one vote for induction into Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame including their career performance statistics, rookie card price, card availability, Hall of Fame status, and skin tone. Findings indicate that card availability is the primary determinant of card value while a player's skin tone has no direct effect. Subsequent analysis demonstrates that a player's race (white/non-white) rather than skin tone did have an effect as it interacts with Hall of Fame status to influence his rookie card price.

  16. HUBUNGAN PEMBERIAN ASI PADA BAYI UMUR KURANG DARI 10 HARI DENGAN GEJALA POSTPARTUM BLUESDI KOTA BENGKULU TAHUN 2011

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    information, education and communication (IEC on the importance of breast­feeders alone since the first hour of birth to age 6 months in the mother on an ongoing basis from now on antenatal care, delivery, and postpartum by involving her husband and close family Key words: breast-feeders in infants age < 10 days, the symptoms of postpartum blues ABSTRAK Postpartum blues merupakan gangguan mental yang ringan pada ibu postpartum. Metode pemberian makanan bayi dapat berpengaruh secara timbal balik terhadap postpartum blues atau kesehatan mental ibu postpartum, dan gejala ini dapat menyebabkan tidak berhasilnya pemberian Air Susu lbu (ASI secara eksklusif. Hasil Riskesdas tahun 2010 di lndonesia pola menyusui pada bayi < 1 bulan 55,1% masih secara partial, dan di Propinsi Bengkulu tahun 2010 pemberian makanan prelakteaI52,9%. Prevalensi postpartum blues di beberapa negara antara 40-60% sedangkan kejadian postpartum blues di Bengkulu belum dilaporkan. Tujuan Penelitian: Untuk Mengetahui hubungan pemberian ASI pada bayi umur < 10 hari dengan gejala postpartum blues. Penelitian ini merupakan jenis penelitian observasional dengan rancangan cross sectional study Besar sampel berjumlah 97 ibu nifas dengan teknik accidental sampling. Analisis data yang digunakan adalah univariabel, bivariabel, dan multivariabel. Hasil: Analisis univariabel menemukan bahwa pemberian ASI pada bayi umur < 10 hari hampir sebagian bersifat partial breastfeeding (48,45%, dan hanya sebagian kecil yang full breastfeeding (19,59%, serta hampir sebagian ibu mengalami gejala postpartum blues (29,90%. Analisis bivaribel menunjukan bahwa Ada hubungan yang signifikan antara pemberian ASI pada bayi umur < 10 hari, paritas, dan dukungan sosial dengan gejala postpartum blues. Tetapi tidak ada hubungan antara jenis persalinan dengan gejala postpartum blues. Hasil analisis regresi logistitk menunjukan hubungan yang bermakna antara pola pemberian makanan dini pada bayi dengan gejala postpartum blues (OR = 4,47; 95% CI: 1

  17. Behavioral data of thin-film single junction amorphous silicon (a-Si) photovoltaic modules under outdoor long term exposure.

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    Kichou, Sofiane; Silvestre, Santiago; Nofuentes, Gustavo; Torres-Ramírez, Miguel; Chouder, Aissa; Guasch, Daniel

    2016-06-01

    Four years׳ behavioral data of thin-film single junction amorphous silicon (a-Si) photovoltaic (PV) modules installed in a relatively dry and sunny inland site with a Continental-Mediterranean climate (in the city of Jaén, Spain) are presented in this article. The shared data contributes to clarify how the Light Induced Degradation (LID) impacts the output power generated by the PV array, especially in the first days of exposure under outdoor conditions. Furthermore, a valuable methodology is provided in this data article permitting the assessment of the degradation rate and the stabilization period of the PV modules. Further discussions and interpretations concerning the data shared in this article can be found in the research paper "Characterization of degradation and evaluation of model parameters of amorphous silicon photovoltaic modules under outdoor long term exposure" (Kichou et al., 2016) [1].

  18. Image-quality performance of an a-Si H-based X-ray imaging system for digital mammography

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    We have been investigating the potential of large area active matrix flat-panel a-Si : H imaging arrays for full-field digital X-ray mammography. To optimise the overall performance of such an imaging system under mammographic conditions, four different Gd sub 2 O sub 2 S : Tb phosphor screens (i.e. Lanex Fast-Back, Regular, Fine and MinR-2000) were employed and our full-field detector was integrated with the Feinfocus DIMA (Direct Magnification) PLUS MII mammographic unit. The spatial resolution and the image noise of the digital detector were measured and the X-ray imaging performance of the whole system was also evaluated with two mammographic phantoms. It was deduced from the results of this study that Regular screen offers the best compromise between sensitivity and spatial resolution and exhibits better overall image-quality performance than that of a conventional mammography system.

  19. ¿Influyen los tigres asiáticos en el comportamiento gregario español?

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    Full Text Available Este artículo intenta ahondar en el fenómeno imitador (herding durante la crisis asiática de 1997. Para ello se emplea una medida de la intensidad de herding exenta del sesgo presente en otras medidas y se utiliza datos intradiarios. Los resultados que se obtiene dejan entrever que el efecto de la crisis no afectó de manera homogénea la conducta imitadora en todos los activos del mercado, destacando como activos en los que la crisis se nota más y durante más tiempo las acciones que poseen opción durante el periodo analizado. Un análisis adicional por sectores pone de manifiesto que el sector financiero y el energético son los más afectados en su herding ordinario en momentos de crisis.

  20. Precautionary Borrowing and the Credit Card Debt Puzzle

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    This paper addresses the credit card debt puzzle using a generalization of the buffer-stock consumption model with long-term revolving debt contracts. Closely resembling actual US credit card law, we assume that card issuers can always deny their cardholders access to new debt, but that they cannot...... to simultaneously hold positive gross debt and positive gross assets even though the interest rate on the debt is much higher than the return rate on the assets. Including a risk of being excluded from new borrowing which is positively correlated with unemployment, we are able to simultaneously explain...

  1. Plain and Rolled Images from Paired Fingerprint Cards

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    NIST Plain and Rolled Images from Paired Fingerprint Cards (PC database for purchase)   NIST Special Database 29 is being distributed for use in development and testing fingerprint matching systems. The data consist of 216 ten-print fingerprint card pairs with both the rolled and plains (from a bottom of the fingerprint card) scanned at 19.7 pixels per mm. A newer version of the compression/decompression software on the CDROM can be found at the website http://www.nist.gov/itl/iad/ig/nigos.cfm as part of the NBIS package.

  2. Mated Fingerprint Card Pairs (Volumes 1-5)

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    NIST Mated Fingerprint Card Pairs (Volumes 1-5) (PC database for purchase)   The NIST database of mated fingerprint card pairs (Special Database 9) consists of multiple volumes. Currently five volumes have been released. Each volume will be a 3-disk set with each CD-ROM containing 90 mated card pairs of segmented 8-bit gray scale fingerprint images (900 fingerprint image pairs per CD-ROM). A newer version of the compression/decompression software on the CDROM can be found at the website http://www.nist.gov/itl/iad/ig/nigos.cfm as part of the NBIS package.

  3. REMINDER - PERIOD OF VALIDITY OF CERN (ACCESS) CARDS

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  6. Deuton-M Magnetic Tapes and Sheets for Cards

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    Magnetic stripe is one of the major applications of magnetic materials. As a key component of the present card technologies magnetic stripes play reliable components for electronic data interchange in worldwide electronic payment systems such as financial cards, transit tickets and phone cards, etc. Magnetic stripes are available in various coercivity materials, widths, lengths, structures and colors with each types of transferable, lamination and pressure sensitive magnetic tapes of Deuton-M. Manufacturing process, structure and characteristics of Deuton-M magnetic tape and sheet are described.

  7. Indian Kisan Credit Card Scheme: An Analytical Study

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    Full Text Available Kisan Credit Card (KCC has now been regarded as the only medium of short-term credit for agriculture. The Kisan Credit Card (KCC scheme was introduced by the Finance Minister in his budget speech in the year 1998-99. From the year 1998-99, the scheme was implemented by public sector commercial banks, RRBs (Regional Rural Banks and cooperative banks in the country. It has emerged as an innovative credit distribution system to meet the production credit requirements of the farmers in a timely and easy manner. The present paper is aimed to study role of Kisan Credit Card in the rural credit facilitation in India.

  8. Paro Cardíaco en el Embarazo

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    Manuel Eduardo Sáenz Madrigal; Carlos Adrián Vindas Morera

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    El paro cardíaco en el embarazo presenta un escenario único en el que están incluidos dos pacientes: la madre y el feto. El manejo de este escenario requiere de un equipo multidisciplinario incluyendo especialistas en anestesia, obstetricia, neonatología, cardiología y en ocasiones cirugía cardíaca. Los protocolos de soporte vital básico y soporte cardíaco avanzado deben ser implementados, sin embargo, dados los cambios anatómicos y fisiológicos que ocurren en el embarazo, algunas modificacio...

  9. Angle- and polarization-insensitive, small area, subtractive color filters via a-Si nanopillar arrays (Conference Presentation)

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    Fountaine, Katherine T.; Ito, Mikinori; Pala, Ragip; Atwater, Harry A.

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    Spectrally-selective nanophotonic and plasmonic structures enjoy widespread interest for application as color filters in imaging devices, due to their potential advantages over traditional organic dyes and pigments. Organic dyes are straightforward to implement with predictable optical performance at large pixel size, but suffer from inherent optical cross-talk and stability (UV, thermal, humidity) issues and also exhibit increasingly unpredictable performance as pixel size approaches dye molecule size. Nanophotonic and plasmonic color filters are more robust, but often have polarization- and angle-dependent optical response and/or require large-range periodicity. Herein, we report on design and fabrication of polarization- and angle-insensitive CYM color filters based on a-Si nanopillar arrays as small as 1um2, supported by experiment, simulation, and analytic theory. Analytic waveguide and Mie theories explain the color filtering mechanism- efficient coupling into and interband transition-mediated attenuation of waveguide-like modes—and also guided the FDTD simulation-based optimization of nanopillar array dimensions. The designed a-Si nanopillar arrays were fabricated using e-beam lithography and reactive ion etching; and were subsequently optically characterized, revealing the predicted polarization- and angle-insensitive (±40°) subtractive filter responses. Cyan, yellow, and magenta color filters have each been demonstrated. The effects of nanopillar array size and inter-array spacing were investigated both experimentally and theoretically to probe the issues of ever-shrinking pixel sizes and cross-talk, respectively. Results demonstrate that these nanopillar arrays maintain their performance down to 1um2 pixel sizes with no inter-array spacing. These concepts and results along with color-processed images taken with a fabricated color filter array will be presented and discussed.

  10. PENGARUH PEMBERIAN AIR SUSU IBU (ASI, KONSUMSI ZAT GIZI, DAN KELENGKAPAN KARTU MENUJU SEHAT (KMS TERHADAP STATUS GIZI BAYI

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    Full Text Available 800x600 Normal 0 false false false IN X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";} Breastfeeding, nutrition consumption, and completeness of healthy card (KMS are very crucial to support infant development. The objective of this research was to analyze the effect of breastfeeding, nutrition consumption, and completeness of healthy card to the nutritional status.  Sample of babies who breastfed and having KMS were taken from 50 babies aged around 4-12 months using a simple random sampling method. Pearson corelation, Spearman corelation, and backward linear regression were used to analyze data. Linear regression analysis between the length of breastfeeding (p0.05  the infant  nutritional status. The analysis also showed effect of weighing, immunization, and giving vitamin A to infant nutritional status. Keywords: breastfeeding, nutrient consumption, healthy card

  11. 梅毒螺旋体传代接种对兔梅毒模型RP R滴度的影响%Effect of Treponema pallidum continuous passage inoculation in rabbits model on RPR titer

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    于瑞星; 尹跃平; 韩燕; 钟铭英; 施美琴; 王琪; 龚匡隆

    2015-01-01

    Objective:To determine the effect of Treponema pallidum ( Tp) of continuous passage inocula-tion in rabbits on RPR titer. Methods:Twenty three New Zealand male rabbits were divided into the primary group (5 rabbits), the first generation group (9 rabbits), the second generation group (8 rabbits) and the blank control group (1 rabbit). In the primary group, the testicles of rabbits were inoculated with Nichols strains stored in liquid nitrogen container. In the first generation group, the testicles of rabbits were inoculated with the strains from the rabbits of the primary generation group. In the second generation group, the testicles of rabbits were inoculated with the strains from the rabbits of the first generation group. The levels of RPR and TPPA in blood sera from ear margin veins were detected after 14 days of the inoculation. Results:All the in-oculated rabbits were infected by Tp. The rates of the rabbits with RPR titer more than or equal to 1∶16 in the primary group, the first generation group and the second generation group were 20%, 88.9% and 100%. And the RPR geometrical mean in the primary group, the first generation group and the second generation group were 4.0, 25.4 and 76.1. Conclusion:The serum titers of Tp increased in rabbits of continuous passage inoc-ulation.%目的::明确兔睾丸组织中Tp Nichols菌株传代接种对实验兔血清学滴度的影响。方法:按照接种Tp菌株代数的不同,将23只家兔分为原代组(5只)、一代组(9只)、二代组(8只),空白对照组(1只)。原代组所接种菌株为保存于液氮的Tp Nichols复苏菌株;一代组实验兔所接种菌株来自于原代组实验兔肿大睾丸;二代组实验兔所接种菌株来自于一代组实验兔肿大睾丸。接种14天后抽取兔耳缘静脉血并空气注射致死,对兔的耳缘静脉血清进行RPR和TPPA检测。结果:接种后实验兔全部感染。原代组、一代、二代组RPR滴度≥1∶16的兔比例分别为20

  12. Jeu de cartes or Jeu Descartes: Business Cards in a French Course for the Professions.

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    Gegerias, Mary

    This paper discusses the use of French business cards in a college-level French language and culture course for professionals. Among other assignments, students were each given a different card and asked to speak about the design of their card, the business represented, idiomatic expressions and historical allusions on the card, and the use of…

  13. 6 CFR 37.25 - Renewal of REAL ID driver's licenses and identification cards.

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    2010-01-01

    ... SECRETARY REAL ID DRIVER'S LICENSES AND IDENTIFICATION CARDS Minimum Documentation, Verification, and Card Issuance Requirements § 37.25 Renewal of REAL ID driver's licenses and identification cards. (a) In-person renewals. States must require holders of REAL ID driver's licenses and identification cards to renew...

  14. 6 CFR 37.23 - Reissued REAL ID driver's licenses and identification cards.

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    2010-01-01

    ... SECRETARY REAL ID DRIVER'S LICENSES AND IDENTIFICATION CARDS Minimum Documentation, Verification, and Card Issuance Requirements § 37.23 Reissued REAL ID driver's licenses and identification cards. (a) State... time a REAL ID driver's license or identification card is reissued, to ensure that the...

  15. 6 CFR 37.21 - Temporary or limited-term driver's licenses and identification cards.

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    2010-01-01

    ... identification cards. 37.21 Section 37.21 Domestic Security DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY REAL ID DRIVER'S LICENSES AND IDENTIFICATION CARDS Minimum Documentation, Verification, and Card... may only issue a temporary or limited-term REAL ID driver's license or identification card to...

  16. C-cards: using paper and scissors to understand computer science

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    Valente, Andrea

    2003-01-01

    We define a simple card game, where cards are computational elements; computing machines can be defined, built and animated in a concrete way by disposing cards and moving pegs around them, following formal rules. We discuss how to use this card game as an educational tool, to introduce children ...

  17. Energia asi ongi erakorraline asi! / Marek Strandberg

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    Strandberg, Marek, 1965-

    2007-01-01

    Eestimaa Rohelisi esindavad parlamendiliikmed peavad vajalikuks, et Riigikogu tuleks kokku erakorralisele energeetikaistungile. Autori hinnangul puudub Eestil energeetikaplaan, mis tagaks piisava kliima- ja keskkonnahoiu ning sõltumatuse

  18. Head CT: Image quality improvement of posterior fossa and radiation dose reduction with ASiR - comparative studies of CT head examinations

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    Guzinski, Maciej; Waszczuk, Lukasz; Sasiadek, Marek J. [Wroclaw Medical University, Department of General Radiology, Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology, Wroclaw (Poland)

    2016-10-15

    To evaluate head CT protocol developed to improve visibility of the brainstem and cerebellum, lower bone-related artefacts in the posterior fossa and maintain patient radioprotection. A paired comparison of head CT performed without Adaptive Statistical Iterative Reconstruction (ASiR) and a clinically indicated follow-up with 40 % ASiR was acquired in one group of 55 patients. Patients were scanned in the axial mode with different scanner settings for the brain and the posterior fossa. Objective image quality analysis was performed with signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR). Subjective image quality analysis was based on brain structure visibility and evaluation of the artefacts. We achieved 19 % reduction of total DLP and significantly better image quality of posterior fossa structures. SNR for white and grey matter in the cerebellum were 34 % to 36 % higher, respectively, CNR was improved by 142 % and subjective analyses were better for images with ASiR. When imaging parameters are set independently for the brain and the posterior fossa imaging, ASiR has a great potential to improve CT performance: image quality of the brainstem and cerebellum is improved, and radiation dose for the brain as well as total radiation dose are reduced. (orig.)

  19. Design of an MRI quadrature-data acquisition card

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    2006-01-01

    A design of a quadrature-data acquisition card based on peripheral component interconnect (PCI) bus for mini-type magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system is reported. It uses two high speed analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) to sample the MRI signals and two static random access memories (SRAMs) to store the data which will be read to the computer by PCI bus after sampling. All the logic control signals on the card are generated by the field programmable gate array (FPGA). The software Foundation3.1 is used to design the FPGA and achieve useful result after simulating and implementing. The card has some merits that normal commercial cards do not have. For example, the sampling parameters can be varied according to different pulse sequences.

  20. Chronic Bullying Can Show Up in Report Cards

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    ... https://medlineplus.gov/news/fullstory_163318.html Chronic Bullying Can Show Up in Report Cards Study found ... 2017 MONDAY, Jan. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic bullying can take a toll on kids' grades. That's ...

  1. Satisfaction with Service for Internet Medicare Replacement Cards

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    Social Security Administration — This dataset contains results of Internet Report Card iRequest Survey conducted by mail between April and June 2014 using a brief scannable “report card” style...

  2. Ethics pocket cards: an educational tool for busy clinicians.

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    Volpe, Rebecca L; Levi, Benjamin H; Blackhall, George F; Green, Michael J

    2014-01-01

    The adage "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" is widely used in healthcare settings and can be applied to the work of institutional clinical ethics committees. The model of clinical ethics consultation, however, is inherently reactive: a crisis or question emerges, and ethics experts are called to help. In an effort to employ a proactive component to the model of clinical ethics consultation (as well as to standardize our educational interventions), we developed ethics pocket cards. The purpose of this article is to: (1) describe the rationale for using ethics pocket cards, (2) provide examples of our cards, and (3) begin a dialogue about the potential uses of ethics pocket cards. In doing so, we hope to explore how such portable, economical devices can advance the goals of ethics consultation as well as the educational aims of ethics committees.

  3. 76 FR 76475 - Employment Network (EN) Report Card

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    2011-12-07

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION Employment Network (EN) Report Card AGENCY: Social Security Administration. ACTION: Notice of Webinar and National Teleconference Call Listening Sessions--Announcing Two Opportunities for SSA to...

  4. 血细胞参数RPR和MPV对下肢深静脉血栓形成的预测价值分析%RPR and MPV can be used to predict and analyze the deep venous thrombosis of the lower extremity

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    张建国; 李治锋

    2016-01-01

    Objective To determine whether RPR and MPV,two hematological parameters,can be used to predict and analyze the deep venous thrombosis of the lower extremity(LEDVT). Methods A total of 126 LEDVT patients and 114 healthy populations were recruited. platelet parameters and RDW data in all participators were collected,and the RPR was calculated according to the formula:RPR=RDW(%)/PLT(109/L). Results Based on analysis,the differences of PLT,MPV,RDW,PDW and RPR of 126 patients with LEDVT and 114 healthy populations all have statistically significance (P<0.05). Based on the ROC curve,the ROC curve (AUC) of RPR,RDW,MPV in diagnosis LEDVT were 0.865,0.699 and 0.630,respectively. When the predictive cut-off value of RPR for LEDVT diagnosis was 0.051,the sensitivity was 0.937,the specificity was 0.561,the positive predictive value was 0.70 and the negative predictive value was 0.89. These statistics were all higher than the results of MPV. The RPR was less associated with MPV and PDW. Conclusion The RPR and MPV have predictive value for LEDVT,and the parameter of RPR has higher predictive value than MPV.%目的:探讨血细胞参数RPR和MPV对下肢深静脉血栓的预测价值。方法选取下肢深静脉血栓(LEDVT)患者126例,对照人群114例,收集这些研究对象的血小板参数和RDW数据,根据公式RPR=RDW(%)/PLT(109/L),计算所有对象的RPR。结果 LEDVT患者组和对照组人群的PLT、MPV、RDW、PDW、RPR结果比较均具有统计学差异(P<0.05),RPR、RDW、MPV对LEDVT患者的诊断价值大小用ROC曲线下面积(AUC)表示为0.865、0.699、0.630;当RPR的截点为0.051时,灵敏度为0.937,特异度为0.561,阳性预测值为0.70,阴性预测值为0.89;当RPR的截点为0.069时,灵敏度为0.50,特异度为0.982,阳性预测值为0.96,阴性预测值为0.67,均高于MPV的结果。RPR与MPV以及PDW的相关性很小。结论 RPR和MPV对于LEDVT均具有预测价值,但参数RPR的价值更高。

  5. An Asymmetric Fingerprint Matching Algorithm for Java Card

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    Bistarelli, Stefano; Santini, Francesco; Vaccarelli, Anna

    2004-01-01

    A novel fingerprint matching algorithm is proposed in this paper. The algorithm is based on the minutiae local structures, that are invariant with respect to global transformations like translation and rotation. Match algorithm has been implemented inside a smartcard over the Java Card? platform, meeting the individual's need for information privacy and the overall authentication procedure security, since the card owner biometric template never leaves the private support device and the match ...

  6. The card game 24 and its application to math education

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    Tong, Liping; Yang, Jie; Han, Xue; Velasquez, Loren

    2014-05-01

    The card game 24 is a mathematical game that traditionally engages elementary students to practice their mental computational skills. In this paper, we use probability to formulate and explore the game. We create score of difficulty level for solvable card combination set under various setup of game rules. Based on our findings, we create new playing rules and provide suggestions for different levels of players. Our results may serve as guidelines on introducing the game 24 into the practice of math education.

  7. Formal and Informal Regulations for Credit Card Payment Services

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    Guzin Gulsun Akin; Ahmet Faruk Aysan; Gültekin Gollu; Levent Yildiran

    2013-01-01

    The Turkish credit card market has recently undergone two important formal regulations: the interchange fee regulation in 2005 and the interest rate regulation in 2006. Banks started to charge annual fees to cardholders after the interest rate regulation, before which credit card ownership was costless. This practice sparked a widespread public outcry and legislative activity to control annual fees. Consumer unions vigorously called for regulations. They argued that in response to the fall in...

  8. NPS Government Purchase Card Program: An Analysis of Internal Controls

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    2014-03-18

    monthly AO and CH account statements (GSA, n.d.-d). The government has partnerships with Citibank , JP Morgan Chase, and U.S. Bank (GSA, n.d.-b), and... Citibank to process all types of transactions, including those made with the purchase, travel, and fleet card. However, the DoD’s independent agencies also...purchase card training. Furthermore, DoD annual ethics training is required as well. Initial training with Citibank is required, and NPS also requires that

  9. The Growth Potential of Debit Cards in Singapore

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    Heng, Deborah

    2010-01-01

    This paper starts by examining the evolution of the Singapore payments system from a historical perspective by reviewing the institutional evolution, as well as the development and adoption of some of the newest payment instruments. Two major trends in recent Singapore payment history are revealed, i.e. cash and check payments are being displaced by credit and debit card and other electronic mode of payments and usage of debit cards is seeing significant growth. From the literature revie...

  10. A 3D bus interconnect for network line cards

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    Engel, J; Kocak, T

    2004-01-01

    In this paper, we propose a 3D bus architecture as a processor-memory interconnection system to increase the throughput of the memory system currently used on line cards. The 3D bus architecture allows multiple processing elements on a line card to access a shared memory. The main advantage of the proposed architecture is to increase the network processor off-chip memory bandwidth while diminishing the latency otherwise caused by the single bus competition.

  11. Forum: House of Cards: Analyzing "Making Skills Everyone's Business "

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    St. Clair, Ralf

    2015-01-01

    When policy is made in a particular area, not only does one have to decide what to do but why he/she is doing it. Any plan for action is like a house of cards. At the bottom, there are assumptions. They hold up the next layer, which is the definition of the problem. At the top is the response, what is to be done. If any of the lower cards is not…

  12. INGN 201: Ad-p53, Ad5CMV-p53, adenoviral p53, p53 gene therapy--introgen, RPR/INGN 201.

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    2007-01-01

    former trial) followed by a combination of chemo- and radiotherapy. In September 2003, INGN 201 was granted designation as a Fast Track Drug Product development programme by the FDA for prolonging survival and delaying time to disease progression in patients with recurrent, unresectable squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. Previously, in February 2003, INGN 201 received orphan drug designation from the FDA for head and neck cancer. Phase I trials in the US for the treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer have been completed. Sanofi-aventis (formerly Rhône-Poulenc Rorer Gencell) initiated phase II trials in the US, Europe and Canada for non-small-cell lung cancer. Intratumoral injection of RPR/INGN 201 in patients with recurrent glioblastomas was safe and resulted in expression of the p53 protein. Direct administration of RPR/INGN 201 to the lower airways of patients with bronchioalveolar cell lung carcinoma resulted in symptomatic improvement and improved lung function in some patients. In November 2003, according to a Clinical Trials Agreement between the Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis (DCTD) of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and Introgen, a 6-month phase I/II study with p53 gene therapy administered in the form of an oral rinse or mouthwash for patients with oral premalignancies has been initiated. This is the first trial to investigate the effect of this treatment on oral lesions that are at high risk for developing into full blown cancers. In September 2006, the EMEA granted orphan drug status to INGN 201 for the treatment of LFS, following Gendux's application for the designation. The company intends to provide the therapy on a compassionate use basis to qualifying patients in Europe.INGN 201 has been successfully used in the treatment of a LFS patient on a compassionate use basis under a protocol authorised by the FDA. Based on these interim findings, Introgen has decided to continue making the therapy available through a compassionate use

  13. A new service to ensure that PXI cards perform correctly

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    2013-01-01

    The PXI (PCI eXtensions for Instrumentation) card is an electronic module used in association with a PC to improve the performance of measurement and automation systems. At CERN, many systems use PXI cards. With the long shutdown providing ideal timing, a new interdepartmental initiative has created a PXI card calibration service. Don’t miss out!   Christine Leroy-Jonckx and Benjamin Ninet (next to the new calibration machine), display their National Instruments diplomas. PXI cards are used in both laboratories and accelerators, for test beds, data acquisition systems, installation testing, etc. “A survey of CERN PXI equipment users carried out in 2011 showed that there were more than 1500 cards and about 50 different models in use,” says Hubert Reymond, responsible for PXI support and promotion at CERN. “As for all electronic systems, the performance of these cards can vary over time. So for some of them, calibration is nece...

  14. Spectroscopic Studies on the Characterization of a Persian Playing Card.

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    Holakooei, Parviz; Niknejad, Maryam; Vaccaro, Carmela

    2016-01-01

    This paper presents the results of our investigations on a playing card preserved at The Mūzih-i Āynih va Rushanāī in Yazd, Iran. Conducting micro X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (μ-XRF), micro-Raman spectroscopy (μ-Raman), infrared reflectography (IRR), ultraviolet fluorescence photography, radiography, and optical microscopy, various paints applied on the playing card were identified. According to our analytical studies, red, green, blue, black, and gold-like metallic paints were identified to be a red monoazo pigment (β-naphthol PR 53:1), chrome green, artificial ultramarine blue, carbon black, and brass powder (Dutch metal powder), respectively, dating the playing card to 1895 onward based on the manufacturing date of the red monoazo pigment. Barite was also shown to be mixed with the pigments as an extender. On the other hand, the portrait's face of the playing card was peculiarly blackened. Our analytical approach toward characterizing the blackened face showed that the black paint was achieved by carbon black and, in other words, the face was not blackened due to the darkening of Pb-bearing pigments. Moreover, it was shown that there was no underdrawing under the black face and the black paint was most probably executed in the same time with the other paints. Considering the possible use of the playing card, it was suggested not to remove the blackened face in the cleaning process since the black paint was a part of the integrity of the playing card.

  15. Comprehensive aerological reference data set (CARDS)

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    Eskridge, R.E.; Polansky, A.C.; Alduchov, O.A. [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Asheville, NC (United States). National Climatic Data Center] [and others

    1997-11-01

    The possibility of anthropogenic climate change has reached the attention of Government officials and researchers. However, one cannot study climate change without climate data. The CARDS project will produce high-quality upper-air data for the research community and for policy-makers. The authors intend to produce a dataset which is: easy to use, as complete as possible, as free of random errors as possible. They will also attempt to identify biases and remove them whenever possible. In this report, they relate progress toward their goal. They created a robust new format for archiving upper-air data, and designed a relational database structure to hold them. The authors have converted 13 datasets to the new format and have archived over 10,000,000 individual soundings from 10 separate data sources. They produce and archive a metadata summary of each sounding they load. They have researched station histories, and have built a preliminary upper-air station history database. They have converted station-sorted data from their primary database into synoptic-sorted data in a parallel database. They have tested and will soon implement an advanced quality-control procedure, capable of detecting and often repairing errors in geopotential height, temperature, humidity, and wind. This unique quality-control method uses simultaneous vertical, horizontal, and temporal checks of several meteorological variables. It can detect errors other methods cannot.

  16. Smart Cards Applications in the Healthcare System

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    Claudiu Oltean

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Current medical system based on medical records and health books is outdated and no longer meets the new requirements. Essential information security in terms of data privacy, integrity and authenticity, is not assured. Healthcare fraud with medical records is quite easy, because there is no security features to prevent this. Obtaining prescription drugs is slowly, the patient is forced in most cases, to go to the pharmacy staff to get their prescription. Another issue is data portability because each clinic can use a proprietary format of medical records, which is not always standardized. Modern and efficient healthcare system can be achieved by introducing smart cards and related software. Their introduction in addition to the portability and data security, reduce costs for both patient and medical institutions. The result will be increase confidence and patient satisfaction in medical institutions. Developed software package includes software applications which manage medical archive to smartcard, in a secure form and a software module which can be used for e-commerce transactions. All developed software application meets current standards for data security. Implementation of such solutions in practice would significantly reduce current costs in healthcare system.

  17. Card Clothing Matching Selection and Processing Effect of New Carding Machine%新型梳棉机针布配套选型及工艺效果

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    孙鹏

    2013-01-01

    探讨新型梳棉机针布配套选型及工艺效果.分析了新型梳棉机锡林、活动盖板、固定盖板、刺辊等针布的梳理作用及其相关具体要求.论述了新型梳棉机针布选型配套原则.通过新型梳棉机针布选型配套应用实例对比,诠释了新型梳棉机几种进口针布和国产针布配套选型的梳理作用和工艺效果.%Card clothing matching selection and processing effect of new carding machine were discussed.Carding effect and related demands were analyzed,including new carding machine cylinder,movable flat,fixed flat,licker-in et al.Selection principle of new carding machine card clothing was discussed.Through contrasting application example of new carding machine card clothing,carding effect and processing effect of several exported card clothing and domestic card clothing on new carding machine are introduced.

  18. Doctor Grube's Playing Cards or The Grube Method Simulation Game for Create-A-Deck of Standard 56-Printer Playing Cards!

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    Grube, Karl W.

    This paper describes how to create a deck of 56 playing cards using historical or educational facts in place of the numbers on the playing cards. Card data also deal with various games and activities to address interest and learning styles. (EH)

  19. Characterization of ion-assisted induced absorption in A-Si thin-films used for multivariate optical computing

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    Nayak, Aditya B.; Price, James M.; Dai, Bin; Perkins, David; Chen, Ding Ding; Jones, Christopher M.

    2015-06-01

    Multivariate optical computing (MOC), an optical sensing technique for analog calculation, allows direct and robust measurement of chemical and physical properties of complex fluid samples in high-pressure/high-temperature (HP/HT) downhole environments. The core of this MOC technology is the integrated computational element (ICE), an optical element with a wavelength-dependent transmission spectrum designed to allow the detector to respond sensitively and specifically to the analytes of interest. A key differentiator of this technology is it uses all of the information present in the broadband optical spectrum to determine the proportion of the analyte present in a complex fluid mixture. The detection methodology is photometric in nature; therefore, this technology does not require a spectrometer to measure and record a spectrum or a computer to perform calculations on the recorded optical spectrum. The integrated computational element is a thin-film optical element with a specific optical response function designed for each analyte. The optical response function is achieved by fabricating alternating layers of high-index (a-Si) and low-index (SiO2) thin films onto a transparent substrate (BK7 glass) using traditional thin-film manufacturing processes (e.g., ion-assisted e-beam vacuum deposition). A proprietary software and process are used to control the thickness and material properties, including the optical constants of the materials during deposition to achieve the desired optical response function. The ion-assisted deposition is useful for controlling the densification of the film, stoichiometry, and material optical constants as well as to achieve high deposition growth rates and moisture-stable films. However, the ion-source can induce undesirable absorption in the film; and subsequently, modify the optical constants of the material during the ramp-up and stabilization period of the e-gun and ion-source, respectively. This paper characterizes the unwanted

  20. Changes of the temperature coefficients of the characteristics which accompany degradation and recovery of a-Si solar cells; A-Si taiyo denchi no hikari (denryu) rekka oyobi kaifuku ni tomonau tokusei ondo keisu no henka

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    Yanagisawa, T.; Koyanagi, T.; Nakamura, K.; Takahisa, K.; Kojima, T. [electrotechnical Laboratory, Tsukuba (Japan)

    1996-10-27

    Pursuant to the measuring of temperature dependency of the characteristics such as conversion efficiency, during the process of degradation in a-Si solar cells due to light and electric current and the process of recovery by annealing, this paper describes changes in temperature coefficients, correlation between the characteristic parameters and the degradation, and the results of the examination of their characteristics. The conversion efficiency {mu} degraded approximately by 45% of the initial value each by the irradiation under a light intensity with 3 SUN accelerated and by the infusion of current at 20mA/cm{sup 2}; and then, the efficiency recovered to 70-75% of the degradation by subsequent annealing. In addition, in the temperature dependency at 80{degree}C against at 20{degree}C, Isc slightly increased while Vcc greatly decreased. This slight increase in Isc was mainly due to the decrease in the width of the forbidden band, while the decrease in Vcc was due to the increase in the reverse saturation current. The temperature dependency of {mu}N was negative, becoming small in accordance with the degradation. The temperature dependency of FF/FFO was negative initially both in light and current, but it decreased with the degradation and turned to positive. The temperature coefficients of I-V parameters reversibly changed corresponding to the degradation and recovery of these parameters and stayed in a good correlation. 7 refs., 8 figs., 1 tab.

  1. Valutazione economica dello studio CARDS: un aggiornamento

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    Simona de Portu

    2011-05-01

    clinical trial evaluating efficacy of atorvastatin versus placebo in preventing the occurrence of cardiovascular events in a cohort of type II diabetes patients without previous history of coronary events. A cost-effectiveness analysis in the perspective of the National Healthcare System (SSN has been performed, under the hypothesis of the imminent price reduction of atorvastatin, due to the loss of exclusivity. Results: after a median follow up of 3.9 years, the number of patients with at least a major cardiovascular event requiring hospitalization was lower in the atorvastatin arm (5.8% compared to the placebo arm (9.0%; p=0.001. Based on a cohort of 1,000 patients, treatment with atorvastatin permitted to gain 29.28 life years. The incremental cost of adding atorvastatin to the standard therapy amounted to €305,682, and was partially balanced by a cost reduction due to fewer hospitalizations, compared to the placebo arm (€ 168,313. Total direct costs were of €602.186 in the atorvastatin group and of € 464,818 in the placebo group, resulting into an incremental cost-effectiveness ratio of € 4,692 for Life Year Gained (LYG. Conclusion: the present study is an update of a previous economic analysis of the CARDS trial. Under the assumed new cost scenario, the cost-effectiveness profile of treating diabetic patients with atorvastatin becomes highly favourable, and leads to a significant reduction of the cost for Life Year Gained compared to the previous findings.

  2. Improvement of Varian a-Si EPID dosimetry measurements using a lead-shielded support-arm.

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    Rowshanfarzad, Pejman; Sabet, Mahsheed; O'Connor, Daryl J; Greer, Peter B

    2012-01-01

    Dosimetry measurements with Varian amorphous silicon electronic portal imaging devices (a-Si EPIDs) are affected by the backscattered radiation from the EPID support arm. In this study, the nonuniform backscatter from an E-type support arm was reduced by fixing a thick (12.2 × 10.5 × 0.5 cm(3)) piece of lead on top of the arm, and the remaining backscatter was modeled and included in an existing dose prediction algorithm. The applied backscatter kernel was the average of kernels on different regions of the EPID over the arm. The lead-shielded arm reduced the nonuniform backscatter component by about 50% for field sizes ranging from 3 × 3 to 30 × 30 cm(2) and the field symmetry improved for medium to large fields up to 3%. Gamma evaluation of the measured and modeled doses (2%, 2-mm criteria) showed that using the lead-shielded arm in the model increased the number of points with Gamma index <1 by 5.7% and decreased the mean Gamma by 0.201. Even using the lead alone (no modeling) could increase the number of points with Gamma index <1 by 4.7% and decrease the mean Gamma by 0.153. This is a simple and easy method to decrease the nonuniform arm backscatter and improve the accuracy of dosimetry measurements with the existing EPIDs used for clinical applications.

  3. De la crisis asiática a la crisis inmobiliaria: los debates actuales sobre la arquitectura financiera internacional

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    Antulio Rosales

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El proceso de globalización neoliberal ha implicado la propagación de las finanzas internacionales como un mecanismo de acumulación ya no auxiliar a la economía real-productiva, sino como un negocio en sí mismo. La financiarización ha elevado los riesgos y vulnerabilidades de la economía mundial, cada vez más sujetas a crisis. Asimismo, la Arquitectura Financiera Internacional (AFI se encuentra bajo escrutinio por su cuestionada capacidad para enfrentar tales crisis. Este artículo analiza los debates actuales sobre la reforma de la AFI en el contexto de las crisis financieras de la última década. De la crisis asiática de finales del siglo XX a la crisis inmobiliaria de finales de 2000, el G-20 surge como principal foro político para el avance de reformas y, por otro lado, emergen áreas de influencia regional bajo el liderazgo de potencias emergentes.

  4. MIVIS image geocoding experience on merging position attitude system data and public domain GPS stream (ASI-GeoDAF

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    S. Pignatti

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available The use of airborne scanners involves geo-referencing problems, which are difficult because of the need to know the exact platform position and attitude for each scan line. The errors of the onboard navigation system are normally corrected using ground control point on the image. This post-processing correction procedure is too long in case of multiple flight campaigns, and besides it implies the need to have available 1:10000 orthophotoimages or maps in digital format. To optimize the above procedure a new method to correct MIVIS navigational data in the post-processing phase has been implemented. The procedure takes into consideration the GPS stream in Rinex format of common knowledge and findable on the web, acquired at the ground stations of the Geodetic Data Archiving Facilities provided by ASI. The application of this correction entails the assumption that the environmental variables affecting both onboard and geodetic GPS equally affect the position measurements. The airborne data correction was carried out merging the two data sets (onboard and ground station GPS to achieve a more precise aircraft trajectory. The present study compares the geo-coded images obtained by means of the two post-processing methods.

  5. Preparation of a-Si and a-Si-Alloy Films Using an Ion-Gun Chemical Vapor Deposition Method

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    Haku, Hisao; Sayama, Katsunobu; Matsuoka, Tsugufumi; Tsuda, Shinya; Nakano, Shoichi; Ohnishi, Michitoshi; Kuwano, Yukinori

    1991-07-01

    As a new amorphous-silicon (a-Si) fabrication technique, an ion-gun chemical vapor deposition (CVD) method, in which ions add energy to surface reactions, has been developed. The ion source employed in this gun is of the hot cathode type with a multicapillary anode which creates a collimated gas flow. A-Si:H and a-Ge:H films, fabricated at the substrate temperature of 130°C, show low dihydride bond density and high photosensitivity (4.0× 105 at Eopt˜1.95 eV and 5.1 at Eopt˜1.03 eV, respectively). In addition, a double ion-gun CVD method, for which the energy of two kinds of ion species can be independently controlled, has been developed for fabricating high-quality a-Si-alloy films. Highly photoconductive a-SiGe:H films with low optical gaps (<1.3 eV) were obtained using this fabrication method.

  6. Results of the ASY-EOS experiment at GSI: The symmetry energy at supra-saturation density

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    Russotto, P; Kupny, S; Lasko, P; Acosta, L; Adamczyk, M; Al-Ajlan, A; Al-Garawi, M; Al-Homaidhi, S; Amorini, F; Auditore, L; Aumann, T; Ayyad, Y; Basrak, Z; Benlliure, J; Boisjoli, M; Boretzky, K; Brzychczyk, J; Budzanowski, A; Caesar, C; Cardella, G; Cammarata, P; Chajecki, Z; Chartier, M; Chbihi, A; Colonna, M; Cozma, M D; Czech, B; De Filippo, E; Di Toro, M; Famiano, M; Gašparić, I; Grassi, L; Guazzoni, C; Guazzoni, P; Heil, M; Heilborn, L; Introzzi, R; Isobe, T; Kezzar, K; Kiš, M; Krasznahorkay, A; Kurz, N; La Guidara, E; Lanzalone, G; Fèvre, A Le; Leifels, Y; Lemmon, R C; Li, Q F; Lombardo, I; Lukasik, J; Lynch, W G; Marini, P; Matthews, Z; May, L; Minniti, T; Mostazo, M; Pagano, A; Pagano, E V; Papa, M; Pawlowski, P; Pirrone, S; Politi, G; Porto, F; Reviol, W; Riccio, F; Rizzo, F; Rosato, E; Rossi, D; Santoro, S; Sarantites, D G; Simon, H; Skwirczynska, I; Sosin, Z; Stuhl, L; Trautmann, W; Trifirò, A; Trimarchi, M; Tsang, M B; Verde, G; Veselsky, M; Vigilante, M; Wang, Yongjia; Wieloch, A; Wigg, P; Winkelbauer, J; Wolter, H H; Wu, P; Yennello, S; Zambon, P; Zetta, L; Zoric, M

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    Directed and elliptic flows of neutrons and light charged particles were measured for the reaction 197Au+197Au at 400 MeV/nucleon incident energy within the ASY-EOS experimental campaign at the GSI laboratory. The detection system consisted of the Large Area Neutron Detector LAND, combined with parts of the CHIMERA multidetector, of the ALADIN Time-of-flight Wall, and of the Washington-University Microball detector. The latter three arrays were used for the event characterization and reaction-plane reconstruction. In addition, an array of triple telescopes, KRATTA, was used for complementary measurements of the isotopic composition and flows of light charged particles. From the comparison of the elliptic flow ratio of neutrons with respect to charged particles with UrQMD predictions, a value \\gamma = 0.72 \\pm 0.19 is obtained for the power-law coefficient describing the density dependence of the potential part in the parametrization of the symmetry energy. It represents a new and more stringent constraint for...

  7. Cipher for smart card using Unicode, length and position

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    Natang. A. Salgia

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Smart cards have become a common thing today. Smart cards with various utilities are used today since they are easy to carry and relatively secured. But due to advancement of technologies, smart cards are becoming increasingly insecure. A paper from certain conference suggested a new encryption algorithm to keep the information secured in smart cards and to overcome forgery attacks. It claims that, on an average, even a supercomputer will take 101084 years to decrypt, which is much higher than the previous proposals. It makes use of the length of the PIN, and the position and the Unicode value of every character in the PIN along with a secret key to create cipher text. Also, final cipher text is formed by combining two different cipher texts, one from date and time and another from PIN and secret key. And only this final cipher text is saved on the smart card making this algorithm further more secured. But few anomalies were noticed in it. Firstly, the cipher text generated using proposed formula for encryption makes securing it using position problematic. Secondly, the formula given in actual paper misses an important step, without which decryption process gives wrong output. With proposed changes these problems are eradicated and the algorithm becomes more difficult to hack.

  8. A Proposal for a Privacy-preserving National Identity Card

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    Yves Deswarte

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, we propose to replace the national identity card, currently used in many countries, by a personal device that allows its user to prove some binary statements about him while minimizing personal information leakage. The privacy of the user is protected through the use of anonymous credentials that, allows him to prove binary statements about himself to another entity without having to disclose his identity or any unnecessary information. The proposed scheme also prevents the possibility of tracing the user, even if he proves several times the same statement (unlinkability property. A tamper-proof smartcard is used to store the personal information of the user thus protecting his privacy and preventing the risks of forgery at the same time. The user identifies himself to the card via biometrics thus forbidding an unauthorized use in the situationwhere the card is stolen or lost. Two implementation proposals of the privacy-preserving identity card are described and discussed, and should be experimented on Java Cards in a near future. Possible extensions are also proposed as future work.

  9. Paro Cardíaco en el Embarazo

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    Manuel Eduardo Sáenz Madrigal

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available El paro cardíaco en el embarazo presenta un escenario único en el que están incluidos dos pacientes: la madre y el feto. El manejo de este escenario requiere de un equipo multidisciplinario incluyendo especialistas en anestesia, obstetricia, neonatología, cardiología y en ocasiones cirugía cardíaca. Los protocolos de soporte vital básico y soporte cardíaco avanzado deben ser implementados, sin embargo, dados los cambios anatómicos y fisiológicos que ocurren en el embarazo, algunas modificaciones en los algoritmos son fundamentales. La evidencia existente acerca del manejo del paro cardíaco en el embarazo es relativamente insuficiente, sin estudios randomizados, por lo tanto las recomendaciones son basadas en pequeños estudios de cohorte y reportes de casos, además de la opinión de los expertos. En esta revisión hablaremos del paro cardíaco en el embarazo, sus implicaciones y el manejo adecuado por parte del equipo multidisciplinario, además del tiempo en el que se debe realizar la cesárea en caso de no retorno de circulación espontánea.

  10. Clinical evaluation of the Vitek Neisseria-Haemophilus Identification card.

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    Janda, W M; Malloy, P J; Schreckenberger, P C

    1987-01-01

    A clinical evaluation of the Vitek Neisseria-Haemophilus Identification (NHI) card (Vitek Systems, Inc., Hazelwood, Mo.) was performed with 480 clinical isolates and stock strains of Neisseria spp., Haemophilus spp., and other fastidious microorganisms included in the data base of the system. Identifications obtained with the NHI card were compared with those determined by conventional methods. The card identified 83.2% of 244 Neisseria spp. and Branhamella catarrhalis, 54.9% of 164 Haemophilus spp., and 84.7% of 72 fastidious gram-negative species with no further testing required. Some isolates produced good confidence-marginal separation identifications, in which the correct identification was listed with one or two other possible identifications and extra tests were required and suggested. When isolates producing good confidence-marginal separation identifications were included, correct identifications of these organism groups increased to 97.1, 92.7, and 94.4%, respectively. Among the commonly isolated microorganisms, the NHI card identified 99.1% of 110 N. gonorrhoeae, 98.5% of 68 N. meningitidis, 93.9% of 98 H. influenzae, and 95.6% of 46 H. parainfluenzae strains. All of these organisms produced excellent to very good confidence level identifications except for H. influenzae biotypes II, III, and VII, for which hemolytic reactions were required for differentiation from H. haemolyticus. The NHI card reliably identified other fastidious gram-negative species, including H. aphrophilus, Eikenella corrodens, Gardnerella vaginalis, and Kingella denitrificans.

  11. FTA card utility for PCR detection of Mycobacterium leprae.

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    Aye, Khin Saw; Matsuoka, Masanori; Kai, Masanori; Kyaw, Kyaw; Win, Aye Aye; Shwe, Mu Mu; Thein, Min; Htoo, Maung Maung; Htoon, Myo Thet

    2011-01-01

    The suitability of the FTA® elute card for the collection of slit skin smear (SSS) samples for PCR detection of Mycobacterium leprae was evaluated. A total of 192 SSS leprosy samples, of bacillary index (BI) 1 to 5, were collected from patients attending two skin clinics in Myanmar and preserved using both FTA® elute cards and 70% ethanol tubes. To compare the efficacy of PCR detection of DNA from each BI class, PCR was performed to amplify an M. leprae-specific repetitive element. Of the 192 samples, 116 FTA® elute card and 112 70% ethanol samples were PCR positive for M. leprae DNA. When correlated with BI, area under the curve (AUC) values of the respective receiver-operating characteristic curves were similar for the FTA® elute card and ethanol collection methods (AUC=0.6). Taken together, our results indicate that the FTA® elute card, which enables the collection, transport, and archiving of clinical samples, is an attractive alternative to ethanol preservation for the detection of M. leprae DNA.

  12. Structural Equality Model Study for Credit Card Attitude Scale

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    Nuray GİRGİNER

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study is to search for the validity and reliability of the Credit Card Attitude Scale developed by Girginer and her team (2008 grounding on the scale which had been formed by Hayhoe and his team (1999 with the help of Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA. The scale in question had been modified for the high education students living in Turkey. Data of the survey made in 2008 was used in this study, too. Findings of the study exhibited that validity degree of the scale with four dimensions formed by CFA was higher than the validity degree of the scale with five dimensions formed by Explanatory Factor Analysis. Goodness of fit indicators calculated for the structural model took place in the goodness of fit limits. The Structural Equation Model (SEM established with the idea that the attitudes towards credit card usage in anxiety, cognitive and affective dimensions affected credit card usage behaviours, was found to be significant statistically. According to the results of the SEM, anxiety attitudes have the greatest positive effect (0.53 on the behaviours. Also it was found that students have tendency to use more credit cards of different kinds for decreasing their financial risks when their anxieties related with credit card usage get more and more.

  13. Biometric authentication for ID cards with hologram watermarks

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    Croce Ferri, Lucilla; Mayerhoefer, Astrid; Frank, Marcus; Vielhauer, Claus; Steinmetz, Ralf

    2002-04-01

    We present an analysis of a new technique for the authentication of ID cardholders, based on the integration of a biometrics-based authentication system with digital watermarks. The chosen biometric authentication method is the dynamic signature verification of the ID cardholder, while we use a specific integrity watermark technique we developed, called Hologram Watermark, to embed and retrieve the off-line data onto an ID card. We take advantage of the fact, that two static biometric features (images of the user's face and signature) are already integral part of ID cards for manual verification and extent the stored biometric information by embedding on-line handwriting features of the signature as holographic watermarks in the overall image information of an ID card. Manipulation of any of the image information can be detected and will further disallow biometric verification of the forger. The Hologram Watermark technique produces content-related data using computer-generated hologram coding techniques. These data are embedded with watermarking techniques into the personal data printed on an ID card. The content-related data in this specific application are the dynamic features of the cardholder's signature. The main goal of this paper is to analyze the suitability of dynamic signature verification in combination with the Hologram Watermark technique, to facilitate automated user authentication based on information transparently embedded in ID cards.

  14. REMINDER - FRENCH CARDS - NEW PROCEDURE FOR INITIAL APPLICATION

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    2002-01-01

    The Human Resources Division would like to remind members of personnel that they are obliged to submit an application form for a French card as soon as they have a permanent address in either Switzerland or in France and they are actually living there. Following the rationalization of our administrative procedures, as of October 1st, 2002, the initial application procedure for a French card will now be as follows: The member of personnel should complete an application form. If necessary, an application form must also be completed for family members. These forms must then be transferred via e-mail to the appropriate Divisional Administrative Officer (DAO) who will forward them to the Cards Service. In parallel, the member of personnel should submit the necessary supporting documents to the Cards Service. Users are requested to apply for a French card through the Users' Office. The application form (Word format only), the procedural details, the necessary supporting documents as well as the conditions of issue ...

  15. Identificación de constructos competitivos y estratégicos de las exportaciones de manzanas chilenas a los mercados asiáticos

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    Cristian Adasme-Berrios

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available En esta investigación se analiza la competitividad de las exportaciones de manzanas de la región del Maule, Chile, en los mercados asiáticos de China, Hong Kong, Taiwán e India. El objetivo fue identificar estrategias competitivas y determinar las variables de ventaja competitiva de mayor relevancia. Para determinar los constructos estratégicos se realizó un bootstrap junto con un análisis factorial de componentes principales (PCA. Los constructos encontrados indican que las estrategias competitivas del sector exportador está orientado en lograr economías de escalas y optimizar procesos productivos y comerciales, para lograr menores costos y competir eficientemente en los mercados asiáticos.

  16. Control químico de la roya asiática de la soya en el Planalto Medio, RS., Brasil

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    Felipe Rafael Garc\\u00E9s-Fiallos

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    asiática de la soya. El experimento fue conducido en el campo experimental de la Facultad de Agronomía y Medicina Veterinaria de la Universidad de Passo Fundo, RS, Brasil, en la época de verano 2009/2010. Se cuantifi có la incidencia y número de uredos/cm2 transformado después a severidad (%. Se aplicó tebuconazol y la mezcla de epoxiconazol + piraclostrobina, en siete estadios de desarrollo. Aplicaciones realizadas antes del cerramiento del espacio entre líneas del cultivo resultaron en un mejor control, pues permitieron distribuir el fungicida en la parte inferior de la planta, y al inicio de la enfermedad. La mezcla de traizol + estrobirulina fue más efectiva que el triazol utilizado sólo, en el control de la roya asiática de la soya.

  17. China e Estados Unidos na balança de poder do leste asiático : comparações econômicas e militares

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    Arthur Coelho Dornelles Júnior

    2012-01-01

    Em decorrência do fim da União Soviética, a China e os Estados Unidos perderam um rival importante no Leste Asiático, o que alterou substancialmente a balança de poder regional, levando-a da multipolaridade à bipolaridade, ou seja, desde 1991 a China e os Estados Unidos são os únicos polos de poder no Leste Asiático. Para melhorar sua posição relativa nesta balança de poder, a República Popular da China (RPC) vem investindo pesadamente na modernização do Exército de Libertação do Povo (ELP), ...

  18. CARD11 blockade suppresses murine collagen-induced arthritis via inhibiting CARD11/Bcl10 assembly and T helper type 17 response.

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    Wang, H; Zhao, J; Zhang, H; Huang, Y; Wang, S; Tu, Q; Yang, N

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    The scaffold protein caspase recruitment domain-containing protein 11 (CARD11) is implicated in the regulation of inflammation and autoimmunity. The present study aimed to explore the role of CARD11 in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Mice with collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) were treated with either CARD11-targeted interfering RNA (CARD11 siRNA) or control siRNA by intraperitoneal injection every 3 days after CIA establishment. The clinical score of arthritis was recorded every other day. Synovial inflammation and cartilage erosion were evaluated by histology and microcomputed tomography (micro-CT). Serum anti-type II collagen (anti-CII) antibodies and cytokines were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). The CARD11/Bcl10 formation and nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) activation was assessed by immunoprecipitation and immunoblotting, and the percentage of T helper type 17 (Th17) cells was determined by flow cytometry. Systemic administration of CARD11 siRNA significantly reduced the clinical score of CIA severity. As indicated by the histology, joint inflammation and destruction were attenuated by CARD11 siRNA treatment. Micro-CT demonstrated less severe joint destruction in CARD11 siRNA-treated mice than in control mice. CARD11 siRNA treatment resulted in inhibition of CARD11/Bcl10 formation and the subsequent NF-κB activation. In addition, treatment with CARD11 siRNA resulted in a pronounced decrease in proinflammatory cytokines interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-6 and IL-17. Serum anti-CII antibody and the percentage of Th17 cells were also significantly reduced. CARD11 is involved in the pathogenesis of CIA by formation of the CARD11/Bcl10 complex and enhancement of the Th17 cell response. Targeting CARD11 provides a novel research direction in the development of therapeutic strategies for RA.

  19. Structure and Kinematics Analysis of a Novel 3-RPR Parallel Mechanism%一种新型3-RPR并联机构及其运动学分析

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    刘延斌; 韩秀英; 郭志佳; 贾新杰

    2011-01-01

    A novel 3-RPR parallel mechanism was proposed,that can realize two-dimensional translations along Y,Z-axis and rotation about X-axis.Based on screw theory,the principles in accordance with which the parallel mechanism realized the above 3-DOF motions were analyzed,the mobility of the parallel mechanism was calculated,and the drive input joints were chosen and discussed,the motion singularity was analyzed and the parameter design conditions were presented to decrease motion singularity.By means of multi-body system kinematics theory,the kinematics equations of the parallel mechanism were set up,the forward and inverse position kinematics solutions were discussed and validated using numerical simulation.Finally,the workspace of the parallel mechanism was analyzed.The 3-RPR parallel mechanism replenishes 2T1R parallel mechanism family,whose three branches are uniform,and structure is semi-symmetric and simpler,and the parallel mechanism can be applied in the fields of industrial assembly robots,posture adjusters,parallel machine tools,work platforms.%提出了一种能实现沿Y、Z轴平移和绕X轴转动的3-RPR型三自由度并联机构,运用螺旋理论分析了该并联机构实现二维平移和一维转动的机构学原理,计算了机构自由度,进行了驱动输入选取与论证,并进行了奇异分析,提出了减少奇异的参数设计条件,运用多体系统运动学理论建立了运动学模型,研究了运动学正反求解,并进行了数值仿真验证,最后分析了机构的工作空间。该并联机构是一种支链完全相同的半对称并联机构,结构较为简单,是对2T1R并联机构的重要补充,可应用于工业装配机器人、姿态调节器、并联机床、工作台等领域。

  20. Electrical and optical properties of hydrogenated amorphous silicon-germanium (a-Si1 - xGexH) films prepared by reactive ion beam sputtering

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    Bhan, Mohan Krishan; Malhotra, L. K.; Kashyap, Subhash C.

    1989-09-01

    Thin films of hydrogenated amorphous silicon-germanium (a-Si1-xGex: H) alloys have been prepared by reactive ion beam sputtering of a composite target of silicon and germanium. The dependence of the deposition rate, conductivity-temperature variation, optical absorption coefficient, refractive index, imaginary part of the dielectric constant, hydrogen content, and infrared (IR) absorption spectra on germanium content (x) are reported and analyzed. For a typical composition—a-Si28Ge72:H (x=0.72), the effect of beam voltage, H2:Ar flow ratio, and substrate temperature on the material properties have also been investigated. For the films prepared with increasing x, the expected behavior of a decrease in both hydrogen content and band gap and an increase in the electrical conductivity have been observed. The films prepared at x>0.80 are found to be more homogeneous than the films deposited at 0.0disorder introduced by the random mixing of Si and Ge atoms in the a-Si1-xGex: H network in the latter case. The a-Si28Ge72:H films exhibiting minimum conductivity (1.7×10-7 Ω-1 cm-1) have been obtained for an H2:Ar flow ratio of 10:1 and a beam voltage and substrate temperature of 1500 V and 300 °C, respectively. These films contain a hydrogen concentration of 10.2 at. % and show an optical band gap of 1.25 eV. The IR studies have shown that a-Si28Ge72:H films prepared both at low beam voltages and at low substrate temperatures show the unusual preferential attachment of hydrogen to Ge rather than to Si.

  1. Identification of Clusters in Travel Patterns using Smart Card Data

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    Reinau, Kristian Hegner; Harder, Henrik

    2016-01-01

    This article is the first contribution, which explores the potential of smart card data in relation to optimization of public transport in a peripheral monocentric region. A modularity analysis is made using smart card data collected in Northern Jutland in Marts and July 2014, and the analysis...... reveals first, that smart card data can be used to identify clusters within flows of public transport passengers in a peripheral region. Second, that the presence of such clusters suggest that public transport should be planned to give the users the possibility of travelling with good connectivity...... and easiness within these clusters. Third, the presence of such clusters in peripheral areas of the monocentric region suggest, that the overall current focus in public transport planning on transport possibilities to and from the central city in monocentric regions is questionable....

  2. Digital signature systems based on smart card and fingerprint feature

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    You Lin; Xu Maozhi; Zheng Zhiming

    2007-01-01

    Two signature systems based on smart cards and fingerprint features are proposed. In one signature system, the cryptographic key is stored in the smart card and is only accessible when the signer's extracted fingerprint features match his stored template. To resist being tampered on public channel, the user's message and the signed message are encrypted by the signer's public key and the user's public key, respectively. In the other signature system, the keys are generated by combining the signer's fingerprint features, check bits, and a rememberable key,and there are no matching process and keys stored on the smart card. Additionally, there is generally more than one public key in this system, that is, there exist some pseudo public keys except a real one.

  3. STANDARDIZATION AND APPLICATION OF PLASTIC CARDS IN THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS

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    Polina V. Baranova

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The application of plastic cards has been widely increasing in various fields of life, business and education. They have already become up-to-date and convenient attribute of our daily life. There are emerging more and more areas where they can be used in a convenient and practical way. Contactless smart cards can be used in access control in the educational systems. This article gives an overview of existing standards dealing with contactless identification smart-cards. All standards covered in this article are developed by the Federal State Unitary Enterprise VNIINMASH jointly with TC 22 «Information Technology» based on their own authentic Russian translation of international standards. 

  4. Sensitivity of solid rocket propellants for card gap test

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    Kimura, Eishu; Oyumi, Yoshio (Japan Defense Agency, Tokyo (Japan). Technical Research and Development Inst.)

    1999-05-01

    Card gap test, which is standardized in Japan Explosives Society, was modified in order to apply it to solid rocket propellants and carried out to evaluate sensitivities against shock stimuli. Solid propellants tested here were mainly azide polymer composite propellants, which contained ammonium nitrate (AN) as a main oxidizer. Double base propellant, composed nitroglycerin and nitrocellulose (NC), and ammonium perchlorate (AP)-based composite propellants. It is found that the sensitivity was dominated by the oxidizer characteristics. AP- and AN-based propellant had less sensitivity and HMX-based propellant showed higher sensitivity, and the adding of NC and TMETN contributed to worse sensitive for the card gap test. Good relationship was obtained between the card gap sensitivity and the oxygen balance of propellants tested here. (orig.)

  5. BEHAVIOR BASED CREDIT CARD FRAUD DETECTION USING SUPPORT VECTOR MACHINES

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    V. Dheepa

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Along with the great increase of internet and e-commerce, the use of credit card is an unavoidable one. Due to the increase of credit card usage, the frauds associated with this have also increased. There are a lot of approaches used to detect the frauds. In this paper, behavior based classification approach using Support Vector Machines are employed and efficient feature extraction method also adopted. If any discrepancies occur in the behaviors transaction pattern then it is predicted as suspicious and taken for further consideration to find the frauds. Generally credit card fraud detection problem suffers from a large amount of data, which is rectified by the proposed method. Achieving finest accuracy, high fraud catching rate and low false alarms are the main tasks of this approach.

  6. CLUB FORMATION MECHANISM FOR TRANSPORT-COMMUNITY CREDIT CARDS

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    Ding, Yue; Kobayashi, Kiyoshi; Nishida, Junji; Yoshida, Mamoru

    In this paper, the roles of transport-community cards jointly issued by a public transport firm and retails are investigated as a means to vitalize an obsolescence shopping center located in a middle of a city. When both the price of goods supplied by the retails and the transport fares affect the consumers' behavior, there exist pecuniary externality between the behaviors of the retails and transport firms. The introduction of a transport-community cards system enables to integrate a basket of goods and transport service into a single commodity; thus, the pecuniary externality can be internalized by price coordination. In addition, the paper clarifies theoretically that the transport firm initiatively decides the price of the transportation service and the retails transfer their incomes to the transport firm so that they are induced to jointly issue the transport-community cards.

  7. Towards a national report card in nursing: a knowledge synthesis.

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    Doran, Diane; Mildon, Barbara; Clarke, Sean

    2011-06-01

    This paper is an abridged version of a knowledge synthesis undertaken to inform the proceedings of a collaborative forum of nurse leaders convened under the auspices of Health Canada, the Academy of Canadian Executive Nurses, the Canadian Nurses Association and Canada Health Infoway for the purpose of discussing the development of a nursing report card for Canada. The synthesis summarized the state of the science in the measurement of nursing-sensitive outcomes and the utilization of nursing report cards - information that informed forum participants' dialogue and planning. This condensed version of the synthesis focuses on initiatives related to outcomes and performance monitoring in nursing, including specific indicators and reporting systems and the development, implementation and utilization of nursing report cards.

  8. Christmas cards workshop in a Restricted Access Ward

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    Teresa García

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available The Christmas cards workshop is an intervention study made in the Restricted Access Ward (RAW of Hospital Gregorio Marañón (Madrid, in December 2001, from the 5th to the 22nd. The object of this study was to assess the effectiveness of this workshop to improve the quality of the RAW patients´ hospital day, through their participation. They made 47 cards, the mean per patient was 1,52. Participation: 91,2% of the patients that fulfilled the inclusion criteria. Drawings and texts alluded to the convict´s perspective of Christmas time, from their own experience. The Christmas cards were exhibited in the hospital and they also were sent to different penitentiary institutions in Madrid, to make the RAW known. The course “Education for health for interdisciplinary projects in penitentiary institutions” was the frame of this workshop.

  9. SISTEM TERPADU REKAM MEDIK RUMAH SAKIT DENGAN SMART CARD

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    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Dalam penelitian ini,  system terpadu rekam medik rumah sakit dibuat dengan teknologi smart card sebagai media penimpanan data  Tujuan dari penelitian ini adalah  menerapkan teknologi smart card sebagai sarana  atau media penyimpan informasi pasien yang mempunyai kesederhana, keandalan, dan portabilitas  yang tinggi, sehingga meningkatkan jaminan ketersediaan data pada sebuah sistem rekam medik.Tahapan pembuatan rancang bangun sistem rekam medis ini meliputi  perancangan data flow diagram, rentity relationshipp diagram, database dan program aplikasi. Hasil dari penelitian ini menunjukan bahwa smart  card dapat digunakan  sebagai sarana  atau media penyimpan informasi pasien yang mempunyai kesederhana, keandalan, dan portabilitas  yang tinggi.

  10. House of Cards and the Paradoxical Role of Netflix

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    Nielsen, Jakob Isak

    2013-01-01

    the very essence of the object of study. Can we even talk of House of Cards as a TV-series? This paper will discuss the implications of Netflix’ venture into commissioned serial fiction, describing the company’s paradoxical role in the market, the distribution strategy of House of Cards as well...... of the respective series – most clearly as regards representational scope (e.g. language use, sex and violence) but also as regards stylistics, narrative orchestration, thematic concerns and genre choices (see Nielsen et al, 2011). February 1st 2013 saw the launch of the first fully Netflix-funded series, House...... of Cards (2013), available exclusively on the company’s streaming service. The situation is interesting for a number of reasons. First, Netflix seems to enter into competition with the very conglomerates (particularly their premium and basic cable subsidiaries) whom they rely on for acquiring rights...

  11. A design of FPGA based intelligent data handling interfacing card.

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    Anandaraj D

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available With the increasing demand in the custom built logic for avionics systems, FPGA is used in this proposed interfacing card design. This FPGA based intelligent data handling card (IDHC for the IVHM system, will interface the data from aircraft subsystems to the aircraft digital data bus. This IDHC interfacing card is based on the Virtex-5 FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array, which provides flexibility by re-programming, so that it can be configured to the required functionality. Fault detection can be done within the FPGA and only the anomalies passed to the computer, so that the bus bandwidth can be utilized effectively and also excessive wiring can be eliminated, that would have been required for multiple individual systems. The work concentrates on designing the schematic using OrCAD.

  12. Optimised to Fail: Card Readers for Online Banking

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    Drimer, Saar; Murdoch, Steven J.; Anderson, Ross

    The Chip Authentication Programme (CAP) has been introduced by banks in Europe to deal with the soaring losses due to online banking fraud. A handheld reader is used together with the customer’s debit card to generate one-time codes for both login and transaction authentication. The CAP protocol is not public, and was rolled out without any public scrutiny. We reverse engineered the UK variant of card readers and smart cards and here provide the first public description of the protocol. We found numerous weaknesses that are due to design errors such as reusing authentication tokens, overloading data semantics, and failing to ensure freshness of responses. The overall strategic error was excessive optimisation. There are also policy implications. The move from signature to PIN for authorising point-of-sale transactions shifted liability from banks to customers; CAP introduces the same problem for online banking. It may also expose customers to physical harm.

  13. Regards croisés sur le régionalisme en Asie Orientale au travers de la concurrence entre le Japon, la Chine et l’Inde

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    Jean-Christophe Defraigne

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Cet article retrace l’origine du leadership économique japonais dans le processus d’intégration régionale en Asie orientale et comment il est remis en question par la montée en puissance de la Chine depuis son ouverture commencée dans les années 1980. Il analyse les obstacles qui empêchent encore la Chine de jouir d’une position hégémonique régionale et qui entretiennent une situation dans laquelle la direction du processus d’intégration régionale en Asie orientale reste contestée. L’article met en évidence les limites au rôle que pourrait jouer dans ce processus l’autre grande puissance émergente d’Asie qu’est l’Inde du fait de sa position périphérique.

  14. Whole genome microarray analysis, from neonatal blood cards

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    Hogan Michael E

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Neonatal blood, obtained from a heel stick and stored dry on paper cards, has been the standard for birth defects screening for 50 years. Such dried blood samples are used, primarily, for analysis of small-molecule analytes. More recently, the DNA complement of such dried blood cards has been used for targeted genetic testing, such as for single nucleotide polymorphism in cystic fibrosis. Expansion of such testing to include polygenic traits, and perhaps whole genome scanning, has been discussed as a formal possibility. However, until now the amount of DNA that might be obtained from such dried blood cards has been limiting, due to inefficient DNA recovery technology. Results A new technology is employed for efficient DNA release from a standard neonatal blood card. Using standard Guthrie cards, stored an average of ten years post-collection, about 1/40th of the air-dried neonatal blood specimen (two 3 mm punches was processed to obtain DNA that was sufficient in mass and quality for direct use in microarray-based whole genome scanning. Using that same DNA release technology, it is also shown that approximately 1/250th of the original purified DNA (about 1 ng could be subjected to whole genome amplification, thus yielding an additional microgram of amplified DNA product. That amplified DNA product was then used in microarray analysis and yielded statistical concordance of 99% or greater to the primary, unamplified DNA sample. Conclusion Together, these data suggest that DNA obtained from less than 10% of a standard neonatal blood specimen, stored dry for several years on a Guthrie card, can support a program of genome-wide neonatal genetic testing.

  15. Effect of Colored Sticky Cards on Non-target Insects

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    Zhen CHEN; Yihang GE; Xia LIU; Rongping KUANG

    2015-01-01

    Field experiments to evaluate four different colored sticky cards for trap-ping non-target insects were conducted in an organic maize field in the Heinigou region of China. Yel ow, blue, green, and red sticky cards were used to trap insects in the field. The total number of insects species caught was 54, with 3,862 individu-als recorded. Over half of the specimens caught were non-target insects, including phytophagous insects, particularly dipteran species (including many mosquitoes) (50.3%), fol owed by target pests (37.0%), and beneficial insects (12.7%). Statistical analysis revealed a significant difference in attraction to target pests, non-target pests, and beneficial insects among treatment groups. The results showed that higher numbers of target pests (Myzus persicae Sulzer, Empoasca flavescens Fabricius, Nysius ericaecshinly Schil ing) were caught on yel ow sticky card traps compared with blue, green, or red sticky card traps, indicating that yel ow was the best trap color for target pests, with green and blue being progressively less attrac-tive. For non-target insects, including phytophagous insects, flies, and mosquitoes, higher numbers of were caught on blue sticky card traps compared with yel ow, green, or red sticky card traps. Our study indicated that blue was the most attrac-tive color for flies, especial y for the housefly, Musca domestica Linnaeus. Our study also showed that most beneficial insects exhibited preferences to particular trap col-or characteristics: yel ow was the most attractive color for parasitic wasps and lady beetles; blue was the most attractive color for hoverflies and honeybees. In contrast, green and red had no significant attraction to beneficial insects.

  16. Supplemental Fingerprint Card Data (SFCD) for NIST Special Database 9

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    Supplemental Fingerprint Card Data (SFCD) for NIST Special Database 9 (PC database for purchase)   NIST Special Database 10 (Supplemental Fingerprint Card Data for Special Database 9 - 8-Bit Gray Scale Images) provides a larger sample of fingerprint patterns that have a low natural frequency of occurrence and transitional fingerprint classes in NIST Special Database 9. The software is the same code used with NIST Special Database 4 and 9. A newer version of the compression/decompression software on the CDROM can be found at the website http://www.nist.gov/itl/iad/ig/nigos.cfm as part of the NBIS package.

  17. Insuficiencia cardíaca congestiva o cor pulmonale

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    Amarís Peña, Óscar Ernesto

    2014-01-01

    La insuficiencia cardíaca es una de las principalescausas de muerte cardiovascular y se presentacomo consecuencia, en más del 70 porciento de los casos, de las dos enfermedadescardiovasculares de mayor prevalencia: lahipertensión arterial y la enfermedad coronaria.La disnea y el edema en los miembros inferioresson los dos criterios más usados para el diagnósticode insuficiencia cardíaca congestiva yestos son, justamente, las principales manifestacionesde los pacientes con Cor Pulmonale.Este d...

  18. Weavy: interactive card-weaving design and construction.

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    Igarashi, Yuki; Mitani, Jun

    2014-01-01

    Card weaving is a simple, easy weaving method, but designing patterns is typically laborious and requires knowledge, experience, and skill. The Weavy system helps users design and weave original patterns with or without repeating elements. In the latter case, the system automatically considers constraints such as the number of yarn colors and the cards' rotation direction. Following Weavy's construction guide, users weave the pattern they've created. Researchers exhibited Weavy at the ACM Siggraph 2013 Studio and ran a small workshop for children in Japan. In both cases, the participants quickly learned how to use Weavy and enjoyed designing and weaving objects.

  19. Score cards for standardized comparison of myocardial perfusion imaging reports

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    Jensen, Julie D; Hoff, Camilla; Bouchelouche, Kirsten;

    cards in a pilotproject using a training scenario where 3 observers with varying experience (1 month, 5 months and 3 years, respectively) scored static rest/stress Rb-82 PET scans. Method: 10 patients with known ischemic heart disease were included. Using the 17-segment AHA cardiac model, each patient...... experience of the participating observers. However, deviations on quality score and defect size, illustrate the importance of supplying the observers with clear instructions and definitions. The score card will be used for optimizing cardiac PET protocols in the department....

  20. CMS Tracker Readout Prototype Front-End Driver PCI Mezzanine Card (Mk1) (connector side)

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    J.Coughlan

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    The tracking system of the CMS detector at the LHC employs Front End Driver (FED) cards to digitise, buffer and sparsify analogue data arriving via optical links from on detector pipeline chips. This paper describes a prototype version of the FED based upon the popular commercial PCI bus Mezzanine Card (PMC) form factor. The FED-PMC consists of an 8 channel, 9 bit ADC, card, providing a 1 MByte data buffer and operating at the LHC design frequency of 40 MHz. The core of the card is a re-programmable FPGA which allows the functionality of the card to be conveniently modified. The card is supplied with a comprehensive library of C routines.The PMC form factor allows the card to be plugged onto a wide variety of processor carrier boards and even directly into PCI based PCs. The flexibility of the FPGA based design permits the card to be used in a variety of ADC based applications.

  1. Evolution of optically nondestructive and data-non-intrusive credit card verifiers

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    Sumriddetchkajorn, Sarun; Intaravanne, Yuttana

    2010-04-01

    Since the deployment of the credit card, the number of credit card fraud cases has grown rapidly with a huge amount of loss in millions of US dollars. Instead of asking more information from the credit card's holder or taking risk through payment approval, a nondestructive and data-non-intrusive credit card verifier is highly desirable before transaction begins. In this paper, we review optical techniques that have been proposed and invented in order to make the genuine credit card more distinguishable than the counterfeit credit card. Several optical approaches for the implementation of credit card verifiers are also included. In particular, we highlight our invention on a hyperspectral-imaging based portable credit card verifier structure that offers a very low false error rate of 0.79%. Other key features include low cost, simplicity in design and implementation, no moving part, no need of an additional decoding key, and adaptive learning.

  2. Controle e progresso temporal da ferrugem asiática da soja sob controle alternativo em campo

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    R.M. Mesquini

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o controle e o progresso temporal da ferrugem asiática da soja, causada por Phakopsora pachyrhizi, sob manejo com tratamentos alternativos. Para isso, implementou-se um ensaio em delineamento de blocos completos com tratamentos ao acaso, com 4 repetições, em Itambé-PR, durante a safra 2007/2008. Os tratamentos alternativos foram: biomassa cítrica, extrato bruto e óleo essencial de Eucalyptus citriodora e grãos de kefir. Avaliou-se também o controle químico com azoxistrobina + ciproconazole + adjuvante 0,5 v/v e a testemunha. Para comparação dos tratamentos utilizou-se a severidade da doença (em cinco avaliações, a área abaixo da curva de progresso da doença (AACPD, a taxa de progresso da doença, a produtividade e o peso de mil grãos. Foram constatadas diferenças significativas (Pd"0,05 para as avaliações de severidade, para AACPD e para a taxa de progresso da doença. De modo geral, dentre os tratamentos alternativos, a biomassa cítrica e os grãos de kefir apresentaram os maiores índices de controle e menores taxas de progresso da doença, superando os tratamentos com extrato bruto e óleo essencial de E. citriodora. Porém, o tratamento com azoxistrobina + ciproconazole foi mais eficiente para controle e proporcionou as menores taxas de progresso quando comparado aos tratamentos alternativos.

  3. Racines d’une Kulturpolitik : une mission scientifique prussienne dans l’Asie Mineure ottomane (1841-1842

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    Ségolène Débarre

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available L’objet de cet article est d’analyser l’implication étatique de la Prusse dans les voyages scientifiques en Orient au cours du XIXe siècle. En étudiant plus particulièrement une mission effectuée de 1841 à 1842 par trois savants prussiens en Asie Mineure, nous montrerons que l’imbrication des domaines scientifiques et politiques, qui caractérise la Kulturpolitik après 1870 (Marchand, 2003 : 191, a des racines anciennes. Illustrant le rôle joué par les études classiques dans l’exploration de l’Orient, cette mission, contemporaine de celle de Richard Lepsius en Égypte, participe de la diffusion d’un discours orientaliste qui prend progressivement en Allemagne, après la révolution de 1848, des accents expansionnistes.Der Text untersucht das staatliche Engagement Preußens für wissenschaftliche Orientreisen im 19. Jahrhundert. Am Beispiel der Forschungsreise dreier preußischer Gelehrter nach Kleinasien (1841-1842 wird gezeigt, dass die Wurzeln der Verflechtung von Wissenschaft und Politik, die ab 1870 die Kulturpolitik des Reiches charakterisiert (Marchand, 2003: 191, weit zurückreichen. Die Reise, die zeitgleich mit der Expedition des Altertumsforschers Richard Lepsius nach Ägypten verläuft, zeigt die Bedeutung der klassischen Altertumswissenschaften für die Erforschung des Orients. Sie trägt zur Verbreitung eines orientalistischen Diskurses bei, der sich nach 1848 zunehmend um expansionistische Tendenzen anreichert.

  4. Non-price competition in credit card markets through bundling and bank level benefits

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    Akin, Guzin Gulsun; Aysan, Ahmet Faruk; Kara, Gazi Ishak; Yildiran, Levent

    2008-01-01

    The attempts to explain the high and sticky credit card rates have given rise to a vast literature on credit card markets. This paper endeavors to explain the rates in the Turkish market using measures of non-price competition. In this market, issuers compete monopolistically by differentiating their credit card products. The fact that credit cards and all other banking services are perceived as a bundle by consumers allows banks to deploy also bank level characteristics to differentiate thei...

  5. Strengthening Standardized Construction of Bank Card, Integrating with International Financial Circles

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    Song Lei

    2005-01-01

    @@ Following the accession to the WTO of China,bank card industry faces new competition pressure and challenges. At present, the most outstanding problem we face is, how to narrow the gap of development between the international bank card industry and that of China and keep up with fast-developing paces of international bank card as soon as possible. Objectively speaking, bank card industry of our country is still at the initial stage.

  6. Smart Pharmacy Cards to automate patient records for prospective drug utilization review.

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    The Smart Pharmacy Card automates the patient's medical and prescription history so that every new prescription can be analyzed by a pharmacist to determine if it conflicts with disease states, allergies, prescription and non-prescription drugs documented in the card. The prototype that will be demonstrated at SCAMC 1991 will use an integrated-circuit card ("smart card") that holds 16,000 bits of electronically-erasable data.

  7. A Load Time Policy Checker for Open Multi-Application Smart Cards

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    Dragoni, Nicola; Lostal, Eduardo; Gadyatskaya, Olga;

    2011-01-01

    Applications on multi-application smart cards contain sensitive data and can exchange information. Thus a major concern is that these applications should not exchange data unless permitted by their respective policy. As modern smart cards allow post-issuance installation and removal of applications...... describe an extension of the card security architecture to deal with verification for different types of updates and present a Java Card prototype implementation of the Policy Checker with performance measurements....

  8. 梳棉机针布研究现状及展望%Research Status and Prospect of Card Clothing in Carding Machine

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    孙鹏子

    2011-01-01

    Research status of card clothing in carding machine at home and abroad were analyzed and summarized. It is considered that card clothing reach at abroad is reaching higher level, while card clothing technology progress is less comparing to carding machine progress because the innovative card clothing is not too much. Over the past decade,effect of card clothing in carding machine with higher output process is not large. It is put forward that new card clothing that can increase carding machine output should be researched further. Combing plate and fixed flat et al should be researched as key parts. High-performance card clothing should be developed. Main direction of domestic card clothing manufacturer should be improved card clothing use life and accuracy further.%分析总结国内外梳棉机针布的研究现状.认为国内外针布研究均达到了较高的水准,但是针布技术进步与梳棉机技术进步相比,还存在不足,主要表现在创新型针布不多.近十年来,针布在梳棉机高产化进程中所起作用有限.提出要进一步研究能提高梳棉机产量的新型针布,要重视分梳板、固定盖板针布等方面研究,开发出高效能的针布.国内针布制造企业要把进一步提高针布的使用寿命和加工精度当做主攻方向.

  9. RPR和TPPA联合检测在梅毒首诊病人中的应用%The application of combined detection by RPR and TPPA methods in early diagnosis syphilis patients

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    杨建琼; 杨曦

    2012-01-01

    目的 了解RPR和TPPA在梅毒早期诊断中的检测意义.方法 收集门诊血清标本3210份,快速血浆反应素环状卡片试验(RPR)和梅毒螺旋体明胶颗粒凝集试验(TPPA)检测.结果 收集的3210份标本中,RPR阳性263例,阳性率为8.2%;TPPA阳性为345例,阳性率为10.7%.263例RPR阳性的标本中,有6例为TPPA阴性;345例TPPA阳性的标本中,87例为RPR阴性,进行随访有27例 RPR转为阳性.结论 RPR与TPPA联合检测在梅毒的早期断中具有非常重要的诊断价值,单一试验的筛查具有局限性.易导致早期梅毒误诊和漏诊.RPR和TPPA联合检测对于减具有十分重要的意义.

  10. Design and Use of Task Cards in the Reciprocal Style of Teaching

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    Iserbyt, Peter; Byra, Mark

    2013-01-01

    Task cards are instructional tools that combine a picture of a skill with written instructions about how to perform the skill. This article provides practical guidelines for developing research-based task cards for use in physical education classes. Fitness-related motor skills are used as examples to clarify design principles for task cards. The…

  11. Ubiquitin Ligase TRIM62 Regulates CARD9-Mediated Anti-fungal Immunity and Intestinal Inflammation

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    Cao, Zhifang; Conway, Kara L.; Heath, Robert J.; Rush, Jason S.; Leshchiner, Elizaveta S.; Ramirez-Ortiz, Zaida G.; Nedelsky, Natalia B.; Huang, Hailiang; Ng, Aylwin; Gardet, Agnes; Cheng, Shih-Chin; Shamji, Alykhan F.; Rioux, John D.; Wijmenga, Cisca; Netea, Mihai G.; Means, Terry K.; Daly, Mark J.; Xavier, Ramnik J.

    2015-01-01

    CARD9 is a central component of anti-fungal innate immune signaling via C-type lectin receptors, and several immune-related disorders are associated with CARD9 alterations. Here, we used a rare CARD9 variant that confers protection against inflammatory bowel disease as an entry point to investigatin

  12. A programming and a modelling perspective on the evaluation of Java card implementations

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    Hartel, Pieter H.; Jong, de Eduard; Attali, Isabelle; Jensen, Thomas

    2000-01-01

    Java Card Technology has provided a huge step forward in programming smart cards: from assembler to using a high level Object Oriented language. However, the authors have found some differences between the current Java Card version (2.1) and main stream Java that may restrict the benefits of using J

  13. A Small One-Fiber WDM Optical Ethernet PC Card for FTTD

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    Naoto Sugimoto; Seiji Fukushima; Yasuhiro Suzuki; Yoshihisa Sakai; Hiromasa Tanobe; Takeshi Kurosaki; Kazuto Noguchi; Kimio Oguchi; Hiromu Toba

    2003-01-01

    A new generation of network interface card for fiber-to-the-desktop has been fabricated. The fabricated card is PC-card size and suitable for notebook PCs. It could become the key element in the coming optical Ethernet age.

  14. Joseph Campbell, Jung, Anne Tyler, and "The Cards": The Spiritual Journey in "Searching for Caleb."

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    Thomson, Karen M.

    Joseph Campbell, Carl Jung, and Anne Tyler have all dealt with spiritual journeys and card reading in their writings. In his book "Tarot Revelations," Joseph Campbell discusses his first association with tarot cards, dating from 1943, when he was introduced to the symoblism of playing cards by his friend and mentor, Heinrich Zimmer. Carl…

  15. 6 CFR 37.19 - Machine readable technology on the driver's license or identification card.

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    2010-01-01

    ... license or identification card. 37.19 Section 37.19 Domestic Security DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY REAL ID DRIVER'S LICENSES AND IDENTIFICATION CARDS Minimum Documentation... identification card. For the machine readable portion of the REAL ID driver's license or identification...

  16. Picture This: How to Establish an Effective School ID Card Program

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    Finkelstein, David

    2013-01-01

    Most school districts do not have an ID card policy that everyone knows and follows, yet. many school districts are implementing ID card programs to address concerns about safety, efficiency, and convenience. A well-thought-out ID card program leads to greater security and smoother operations throughout the school and should thus be a priority.…

  17. Joseph Campbell, Jung, Anne Tyler, and "The Cards": The Spiritual Journey in "Searching for Caleb."

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    Thomson, Karen M.

    Joseph Campbell, Carl Jung, and Anne Tyler have all dealt with spiritual journeys and card reading in their writings. In his book "Tarot Revelations," Joseph Campbell discusses his first association with tarot cards, dating from 1943, when he was introduced to the symoblism of playing cards by his friend and mentor, Heinrich Zimmer. Carl Jung was…

  18. How Much is it Going to Cost Me to Complete a Collection of Football Trading Cards?

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    Gerke, Oke

    2013-01-01

    Trading cards for various sports and a range of other subjects such as architecture, animals, hobbies, and war have been in existence since the late nineteenth century and still enjoy great popularity. Two of the most prominent examples are baseball cards in the U.S. and football cards in Europe. Three strategies for collecting European football…

  19. The Michigan Context and Performance Report Card: Public Elementary and Middle Schools, 2015

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    Spalding, Audrey; DeGrow, Ben

    2016-01-01

    This is the Mackinac Center's fourth school report card and covers elementary and middle schools. A similar report card was published in 2013, and this edition includes two years' worth of new data. A unique characteristic of this report card is that takes into consideration the "context" of a school when assessing its performance.…

  20. In-silico human genomics with GeneCards

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    Stelzer Gil

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Since 1998, the bioinformatics, systems biology, genomics and medical communities have enjoyed a synergistic relationship with the GeneCards database of human genes (http://www.genecards.org. This human gene compendium was created to help to introduce order into the increasing chaos of information flow. As a consequence of viewing details and deep links related to specific genes, users have often requested enhanced capabilities, such that, over time, GeneCards has blossomed into a suite of tools (including GeneDecks, GeneALaCart, GeneLoc, GeneNote and GeneAnnot for a variety of analyses of both single human genes and sets thereof. In this paper, we focus on inhouse and external research activities which have been enabled, enhanced, complemented and, in some cases, motivated by GeneCards. In turn, such interactions have often inspired and propelled improvements in GeneCards. We describe here the evolution and architecture of this project, including examples of synergistic applications in diverse areas such as synthetic lethality in cancer, the annotation of genetic variations in disease, omics integration in a systems biology approach to kidney disease, and bioinformatics tools.

  1. Singing Greeting Card Beeper as a Finger Pulse Sensor

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    Belusic, Gregor; Zupancic, Gregor

    2010-01-01

    We constructed a robust and low-priced finger pulse sensor from a singing greeting card beeper. The beeper outputs the plethysmographic signal, which is indistinguishable from that of commercial grade sensors. The sensor can be used in school for a number of experiments in human cardiovascular physiology.

  2. Team-Building Success: It's in the Cards

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    Scarfino, Deborah; Roever, Carol

    2009-01-01

    Successful team outcomes frequently--if not always--rely upon proven techniques for managing diverse styles and strengths. In this article, the authors describe the Diversity Card Game and the benefits it offers for students and instructors. Building teams using Diversity gives students the knowledge to manage clashes that might otherwise create…

  3. Real Electronic Commerce: Smart Cards on the Superhighway.

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    Birch, David

    1997-01-01

    Technologies of payment rather than technologies of connection are the real trigger for the expansion of electronic commerce on the Internet. This article discusses "smart cards," highlighting Mondex, the electronic purse developed in the United Kingdom. Predicts that cash will be replaced by "e-cash," which is cheaper to make,…

  4. Drug Abusers and Card 3BM of the TAT.

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    Patalano, Frank

    1986-01-01

    Card 3BM of the Thematic Apperception Tests is valuable in assessing people with drug problems. Drug abusers often apperceive the lone figure in the picture as an addict, the revolver as a hyperdermic needle. Overdose situation themes are prevalent. Data concerning the individual's drug problems, attitudes, self-destructive tendencies, coping…

  5. California Report Card 2011: Setting the Agenda for Children

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    Mindnich, Jessica; Kennedy, Brian; Schutjer-Mance, Kristi

    2010-01-01

    This year's "Report Card" breaks new ground by providing "The Children's Agenda", which details the top ten high-priority, high-impact actions California policymakers should take to reverse the declining status of children. It's clear any sound plan to revitalize the state must prioritize children's development. California's history backs this up,…

  6. 76 FR 43477 - Debit Card Interchange Fees and Routing

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    2011-07-20

    .... Typically these checks occur between the time a card is authorized by the issuer and the product is shipped... the incentives for issuers to improve fraud-prevention techniques for systems that, for a variety of... innovate on an ongoing basis in order to develop new responses to existing and emerging fraud risks....

  7. 76 FR 43393 - Debit Card Interchange Fees and Routing

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    2011-07-20

    ... INFORMATION: I. Section 1075 of the Dodd-Frank Act The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection... issuer for its involvement in an electronic debit transaction. EFTA Section 920(a)(2) provides that... from issuers, payment card networks, merchants, consumers, consumer advocates, trade associations,...

  8. WHAT DETERMINES WISCONSIN CARD SORTING PERFORMANCE IN SCHIZOPHRENIA

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    VANDERDOES, AJW; VANDENBOSCH, RJ

    1992-01-01

    Deficient performance on the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST) by patients with schizophrenia is a consistent finding. Although the test has been found sensitive to frontal lobe damage in neurological patients, it is not certain whether WCST performance in schizophrenia is caused by a structural ab

  9. Finiteness of the playing time in strategy free card games

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    Aleksenko, A

    2011-01-01

    It is proved that in card games similar to 'Beggar-my-neighbour' the mathematical expectation of the playing time is finite, provided that the player who starts the round is determined randomly and the deck is shuffled when the trick is added. The result holds for the generic setting of the game.

  10. Lessons in Biogeography: Simulating Evolution Using Playing Cards.

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    Knapp, Paul A.; Thompson, James M.

    1994-01-01

    States that teaching the concepts of evolution to secondary school and college students is difficult. Presents a playing card game-based simulation that teaches the complex idea of natural selection in a simple, nonthreatening way. Includes three figures, one table, and step-by-step instructional procedures. (CFR)

  11. Voice over internet protocol with prepaid calling card solutions

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    Gunadi, Tri

    2001-07-01

    The VoIP technology is growing up rapidly, it has big network impact on PT Telkom Indonesia, the bigger telecommunication operator in Indonesia. Telkom has adopted VoIP and one other technology, Intelligent Network (IN). We develop those technologies together in one service product, called Internet Prepaid Calling Card (IPCC). IPCC is becoming new breakthrough for the Indonesia telecommunication services especially on VoIP and Prepaid Calling Card solutions. Network architecture of Indonesia telecommunication consists of three layer, Local, Tandem and Trunck Exchange layer. Network development researches for IPCC architecture are focus on network overlay hierarchy, Internet and PSTN. With this design hierarchy the goal of Interworking PSTN, VoIP and IN calling card, become reality. Overlay design for IPCC is not on Trunck Exchange, this is the new architecture, these overlay on Tandem and Local Exchange, to make the faster call processing. The nodes added: Gateway (GW) and Card Management Center (CMC) The GW do interfacing between PSTN and Internet Network used ISDN-PRA and Ethernet. The other functions are making bridge on circuit (PSTN) with packet (VoIP) based and real time billing process. The CMC used for data storage, pin validation, report activation, tariff system, directory number and all the administration transaction. With two nodes added the IPCC service offered to the market.

  12. Do Consumers Pay More Using Debit Cards than Cash?

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    Runnemark, Emma; Hedman, Jonas; Xiao, Xiao

    We conduct an incentivized experiment to test whether the willingness to pay is higher for debit cards compared to cash for three consumer products. Our findings support this conjecture also after controlling for cash availability, spending type, price familiarity and consumption habits of the pr...

  13. SC2: Secure Communication over Smart Cards

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    Dragoni, Nicola; Lostal, Eduardo; Papini, Davide

    2012-01-01

    The Security-by-Contract (S×C) framework has recently been proposed to support software evolution in open multi-application smart cards. The key idea lies in the notion of contract, a specification of the security behavior of an application that must be compliant with the security policy of the c...

  14. Segmentation of Camera Captured Business Card Images for Mobile Devices

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    Mollah, Ayatullah Faruk; Nasipuri, Mita

    2011-01-01

    Due to huge deformation in the camera captured images, variety in nature of the business cards and the computational constraints of the mobile devices, design of an efficient Business Card Reader (BCR) is challenging to the researchers. Extraction of text regions and segmenting them into characters is one of such challenges. In this paper, we have presented an efficient character segmentation technique for business card images captured by a cell-phone camera, designed in our present work towards developing an efficient BCR. At first, text regions are extracted from the card images and then the skewed ones are corrected using a computationally efficient skew correction technique. At last, these skew corrected text regions are segmented into lines and characters based on horizontal and vertical histogram. Experiments show that the present technique is efficient and applicable for mobile devices, and the mean segmentation accuracy of 97.48% is achieved with 3 mega-pixel (500-600 dpi) images. It takes only 1.1 se...

  15. Modelling and Implementation of Catalogue Cards Using FreeMarker

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    Radjenovic, Jelen; Milosavljevic, Branko; Surla, Dusan

    2009-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to report on a study involving the specification (using Unified Modelling Language (UML) 2.0) of information requirements and implementation of the software components for generating catalogue cards. The implementation in a Java environment is developed using the FreeMarker software.…

  16. Bacterial Contamination of Burn Unit Employee Identity Cards.

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    Caldwell, Nicole W; Guymon, Charles H; Aden, James K; Akers, Kevin S; Mann-Salinas, Elizabeth A

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to identify the presence or absence of pathogenic bacteria on burn intensive care unit employees' common access cards (CACs) and identity badges (IDs) and to identify possible variables that may increase risk for the presence of those bacteria. A prospective, cross-sectional study was conducted in our regional Burn Center in which bacterial swab specimens were collected from both the CAC and ID of 10 burn intensive care unit employees in each of five cohorts (nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, physicians, and ancillary staff). Ten additional paired samples, collected from direct care staff in the outpatient burn clinic, served as control. Additional information described how the cards were worn and if/how they had been cleaned in the previous week. Fifty-eight CACs and 60 IDs were swabbed from participants. The overall contamination rate was 75%, with no trends identified based on how cards were worn. Bacteria were recovered from 86% (50/58) of CACs and 65% (39/60) of IDs, with CACs being significantly more contaminated overall than IDs (P card decontamination may reduce potential threats to patient safety as a result of nosocomial bacterial transmission.

  17. 76 FR 76628 - Disclosure of Certain Credit Card Complaint Data

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    2011-12-08

    ... Protection Bureau, at (202) 435-7306; or Will Wade-Gery, Division of Research, Markets and Regulations... research and analysis, the CFPB proposes to publish periodic reports about trends and patterns in complaint...)(3), 5515 & 5534(a)-(b). Under this new system, consumers submit credit card complaints to the...

  18. Real Electronic Commerce: Smart Cards on the Superhighway.

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    Birch, David

    1997-01-01

    Technologies of payment rather than technologies of connection are the real trigger for the expansion of electronic commerce on the Internet. This article discusses "smart cards," highlighting Mondex, the electronic purse developed in the United Kingdom. Predicts that cash will be replaced by "e-cash," which is cheaper to make, more portable, and…

  19. Respiratory Belt Transducer Constructed Using a Singing Greeting Card Beeper

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    Bhaskar, Anand; Subramani, Selvam; Ojha, Rajdeep

    2013-01-01

    An article by Belusic and Zupancic described the construction of a finger pulse sensor using a singing greeting card beeper. These authors felt that this beeper made of piezoelectric material could be easily modified to function as a respiratory belt transducer to monitor respiratory movements. Commercially available respiratory belt transducers,…

  20. The Wild-Card Academic Library in 2013.

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    Billings, Harold

    2003-01-01

    Considers what the academic library of the future will be like and suggests it should not be assumed that it will represent a natural progression from the library of today. Discusses unanticipated wild cards that will be introduced into academic libraries, hopefully enabling libraries to provide richer information resources and better services.…