WorldWideScience

Sample records for assal alain golay

  1. Chemical analysis of the Assale (Ethiopia) rock salt deposit | Binega ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    contaminants) elements found in the Assale (Ethiopia) rock salt. The results showed that the rock salt is found to be the best natural common salt. This was proved by comparison with the chemical requirement and trace elements in common ...

  2. République de Djibouti : lac Assal [بحيرة عسل

    OpenAIRE

    Pouyllau , Stéphane

    2009-01-01

    Vue des berges sud-est du lac Assal (République de Djibouti) le 11 novembre 2009. Le Lac Assal est un lac salé endoréique situé au fond du golfe du Ghoubbet-el-Kharab. D'une superficie de 54 km2 et fermé de la mer par le volcan Ardoukôba, sont altitude est de -153m sous le niveau de la mer.

  3. Alain Badiou's Being and Event

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Jon Roffe

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available Much like the parade of claimants for the hand of Penelope in Homerrsquo;s Odyssey, the theoretical humanities have been presented with a string of would-be maicirc;tres agrave; pensers, each bringing with them claims of radical originality, and the promise of hope for the disciplines in question. Not only is the philosophy of Alain Badiou among the very few who have serious justifications to the claim of originality, the rigour, scope and goals of his philosophy reveal him as the first thinker in a long time to have thenbsp; resources necessary to engage with the ailments of theoretical discourse in the contemporary environment of global capitalism, and the steady dismantling of the traditional infrastructure of the human sciences and philosophy. This article provides an outline of the key positions espoused in Badiou#39;s key work Being and Event, and an assessment of its contemporary import.

  4. Majanduskriisi ja reklaami omavahelistest seostest / Alain Vignard

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Vignard, Alain

    1999-01-01

    Majanduslanguse perioodil tasub reklaam ennast ära - väidab Staachi & Staachi tegevdirektor Alain Vignard. Tarbijale tuleb erinevaid kommunikatsioonivahendeid kasutades selgeks teha, et ostes kasvõi üksikuid tooteid ja teenuseid, on võimalik majanduskriisi vältida. Majanduskonverentsil: "Kuidas olla edukas majanduslanguse perioodil"

  5. Kuidas kirjutatakse ajalugu? / Alain Corbin ; interv. Marek Tamm

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Corbin, Alain

    2007-01-01

    Pariis I Ülikooli emeriitprofessori A. Corbini teoste temaatikast ja uurimistöödest. Varem ilm.: Emotsioonid, tunded ja kired : intervjuu Alain Corbiniga // Corbin, Alain. Kannibalide küla : hirm ja raev 19. sajandi Prantsusmaal. - Tallinn, 2000. - Lk. 187-195

  6. Alain Badiou's Being and Event (Book Review

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Jon Roffe

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Much like the parade of claimants for the hand of Penelope in Homer’s Odyssey, the theoretical humanities have been presented with a string of would-be maîtres à pensers, each bringing with them claims of radical originality, and the promise of hope for the disciplines in question. Not only is the philosophy of Alain Badiou among the very few who have serious justifications to the claim of originality, the rigour, scope and goals of his philosophy reveal him as the first thinker in a long time to have the resources necessary to engage with the ailments of theoretical discourse in the contemporary environment of global capitalism, and the steady dismantling of the traditional infrastructure of the human sciences and philosophy. This article provides an outline of the key positions espoused in Badiou's key work Being and Event, and an assessment of its contemporary import.

  7. Alain-Fournier. El eterno adolescente

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Manuela SAN MIGUEL

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Ejerce ahora la escuela rural una innegable atracción, recuperándose del injusto olvido en que durante muchos años se hallaba sumida. Su renacimiento pone de manifiesto la vigencia y validez de una historia escrita otrora y en otro lugar por un joven que nació en 1886 y murió, cual héroe mítico de cuento o narración infantil, antes de llegar a la madurez, en plena acción de armas, durante la primera Guerra Mundial. Su nombre: Henri Fournier, más conocido como Alain-Fournier en el mundo literario.

  8. On Alain Badiou’s ‘Critique of Religion’

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Karlsen, Mads Peter

    2018-01-01

    This paper examines Alain Badiou’s critical engagement with religion. It is argued that there are two central points at which religion enters the scene of Badiou’s philosophy. First, in his critique, the ‘motif of finitude’ Badiou repeatedly refers to religion, claiming that ‘the obsession with f...

  9. Development of Ultrasonic Pulse Compression Using Golay Codes

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Kim, Young H.; Kim, Young Gil; Jeong, Peter

    1994-01-01

    Conventional ultrasonic flaw detection system uses a large amplitude narrow pulse to excite a transducer. However, these systems are limited in pulse energy. An excessively large amplitude causes a dielectric breakage of the transducer, and an excessively long pulse causes decrease of the resolution. Using the pulse compression, a long pulse of pseudorandom signal can be used without sacrificing resolution by signal correlation. In the present work, the pulse compression technique was implemented into an ultrasonic system. Golay code was used as a pseudorandom signal in this system, since pair sum of autocorrelations has no sidelobe. The equivalent input pulse of the Golay code was derived to analyze the pulse compression system. Throughout the experiment, the pulse compression technique has demonstrated for its improved SNR(signal to noise ratio) by reducing the system's white noise. And the experimental data also indicated that the SNR enhancement was proportional to the square root of the code length used. The technique seems to perform particularly well with highly energy-absorbent materials such as polymers, plastics and rubbers

  10. SNR in ultrasonic pluse compression using Golay codes

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Kim, Young Hwan; Kim, Young Gil; Jeong, Peter

    1994-01-01

    The conventional ultrasonic flaw detection system uses a large amplitude narrow pulse to excite a transducer, however, these systems are limited in average transmit power. An excessively large amplitude causes a dielectric breakage of the transducer, and an excessively long pulse cuases decrease of the resolution. Using the pulse compression, a long pulse of psudorandom signal can be used without sacrificing resolution by signal correlation. In the present work, the pulse compression technique was utilized to the ultrasonic system. Golay code was used as a psudorandom signal in this system, since pair sum of auto-correlations has not sidelobe. The equivalent input pulse of the Golay code was proposed to analyze the pulse compression system. In experiment, the material type, material thickness and code length were considered. As results, pulse compression system considerably reduced system's white noise, and approximately 30 dB improvement in SNR was obtained over the conventional ultrasonic system. The technique seems to perform particularly well with highly energy-absorbent materials such as polymers, plastics and rubbers.

  11. Event{u}al Disruptions: Postmodern Theory and Alain Badiou

    OpenAIRE

    Huber, Sebastian

    2012-01-01

    This (rather theoretical) paper juxtaposes three ‘postmodern’ tendencies (epistemology, monocentrism and its idea of events) with Alain Badiou’s ontological approach that implies multiple multiplicities and the singular event. By referring to the work of Jacques Derrida, Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri, as well as Gilles Deleuze, I seek to offer an insight into postmodern (Literary and Cultural) theory’s attachment to certain beliefs that pose problems to movements of resistance, as well as c...

  12. "Symposium" by Richard Dawkins, Gerard 't Hooft, Alain Connes

    CERN Multimedia

    Maximilien Brice

    2004-01-01

    Richard Dawkins will speak on biology, Gerard ‘t Hooft will focus on physics, and Alain Connes will discuss mathematics. CERN scientists probe ever-deeper levels of matter and their interactions, but can we say that the patterns they see are truly fundamental? Does the universe obey the same laws throughout? Since mathematical constructions can be true in the absence of any relation to the physical world, is mathematics more fundamental than physics? Extraterrestrial life would probably look much different from that on Earth, but natural selection still be fundamental to their evolution?

  13. Golay sequences coded coherent optical OFDM for long-haul transmission

    Science.gov (United States)

    Qin, Cui; Ma, Xiangrong; Hua, Tao; Zhao, Jing; Yu, Huilong; Zhang, Jian

    2017-09-01

    We propose to use binary Golay sequences in coherent optical orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (CO-OFDM) to improve the long-haul transmission performance. The Golay sequences are generated by binary Reed-Muller codes, which have low peak-to-average power ratio and certain error correction capability. A low-complexity decoding algorithm for the Golay sequences is then proposed to recover the signal. Under same spectral efficiency, the QPSK modulated OFDM with binary Golay sequences coding with and without discrete Fourier transform (DFT) spreading (DFTS-QPSK-GOFDM and QPSK-GOFDM) are compared with the normal BPSK modulated OFDM with and without DFT spreading (DFTS-BPSK-OFDM and BPSK-OFDM) after long-haul transmission. At a 7% forward error correction code threshold (Q2 factor of 8.5 dB), it is shown that DFTS-QPSK-GOFDM outperforms DFTS-BPSK-OFDM by extending the transmission distance by 29% and 18%, in non-dispersion managed and dispersion managed links, respectively.

  14. Alain Chartier and the death of lyric language

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Helen J. Swift

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available The fifteenth-century poet Alain Chartier uses the courtly contexts of his lyric, narrative and debate poems as enabling fictions to support his interrogation of the validity of courtly language and his metapoetic questioning of the rhetoric of his own, inherited poetic discourse. This mise en question  is performed through several, interacting ironic strategies, which may most fruitfully be elucidated in terms of Linda Hutcheon's theory and politics of irony expounded in Irony's Edge (1994. Thus 'meta-ironically functioning signals', together with intertextual, 'relational' irony and the 'oppositional' irony constituted by his Belle Dame sans mercy's pro-ferninist discourse, articu­late Chartier's  esprit critique  regarding 'la,parole'  as both the general unit of human communica­tion and the specific resource of poetic creativity. A satirical reading of his ouvre enables us to appreciate how the rhetorical play in which Chartier engages functions as an indictment of the courtly code's hermeneutic disintegration: its obsolescence results from a divorce between ethics and aesthetics as its language has lost the capacity to mean.

  15. Can Cinema Be Thought: Alain Badiou and the Artistic Condition

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Alex Ling

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available Alain Badioursquo;s philosophy is generally understood to be a fundamentally mathematical enterprise, his principle categories of being, appearing, and truth being themselves thought only though specific scientific events. However the event itselfmdash;which constitutes the nexal point of his so-called lsquo;materialist dialecticrsquo;mdash;is contrarily thought not through mathematics but through art. And yet despite the fundamental role art plays in his philosophy Badioursquo;s lsquo;inaestheticrsquo; writings seem unduly proscriptive, allowing room principally for the expressly lsquo;literalrsquo; arts while eschewing for the most part those manifold arts which have little recourse to the letter. Badioursquo;s polemical writings on cinema are both symptomatic and serve as the most extreme example of this position, his cinema being one which wavers precariously on the border of art and non-art. This paper accordingly questions whether cinema can truly occupy a place in Badioursquo;s inaesthetics. I argue the hegemony of the letter in Badioursquo;s inaesthetics to be ultimately one of convenience and suggest that if cinematic truths are to be registered Badioursquo;s understanding of cinema as (what I interpret to be an art of dis-appearance must be rejected. I conclude by contending the oppressive literality of Badioursquo;s philosophy to be symptomatic of its mathematical basismdash;a paradoxical position insofar as the very non-mathematical nature of art allows for evental thoughtmdash;the consequence of which being that Badiou regrettably neglects by and large those manifold illiterate arts that might otherwise serve to augment his thought.br /

  16. Golay Complementary Waveforms in Reed–Müller Sequences for Radar Detection of Nonzero Doppler Targets

    Science.gov (United States)

    Wang, Xuezhi; Huang, Xiaotao; Suvorova, Sofia; Moran, Bill

    2018-01-01

    Golay complementary waveforms can, in theory, yield radar returns of high range resolution with essentially zero sidelobes. In practice, when deployed conventionally, while high signal-to-noise ratios can be achieved for static target detection, significant range sidelobes are generated by target returns of nonzero Doppler causing unreliable detection. We consider signal processing techniques using Golay complementary waveforms to improve radar detection performance in scenarios involving multiple nonzero Doppler targets. A signal processing procedure based on an existing, so called, Binomial Design algorithm that alters the transmission order of Golay complementary waveforms and weights the returns is proposed in an attempt to achieve an enhanced illumination performance. The procedure applies one of three proposed waveform transmission ordering algorithms, followed by a pointwise nonlinear processor combining the outputs of the Binomial Design algorithm and one of the ordering algorithms. The computational complexity of the Binomial Design algorithm and the three ordering algorithms are compared, and a statistical analysis of the performance of the pointwise nonlinear processing is given. Estimation of the areas in the Delay–Doppler map occupied by significant range sidelobes for given targets are also discussed. Numerical simulations for the comparison of the performances of the Binomial Design algorithm and the three ordering algorithms are presented for both fixed and randomized target locations. The simulation results demonstrate that the proposed signal processing procedure has a better detection performance in terms of lower sidelobes and higher Doppler resolution in the presence of multiple nonzero Doppler targets compared to existing methods. PMID:29324708

  17. The Neuro-Image: Alain Resnais's Digital Cinema without the Digits

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    Pisters, P.

    2011-01-01

    This paper proposes to read cinema in the digital age as a new type of image, the neuroimage. Going back to Gilles Deleuze's cinema books and it is argued that the neuro-image is based in the future. The cinema of Alain Resnais is analyzed as a neuro-image and digital cinema .

  18. A tribute to Alain Garrigue (1960-2003) and his family

    CERN Multimedia

    2004-01-01

    The tragic death of Alain Garrigue, his wife Christine, and their two children Simon and Marjorie, victims of the Charm-el-Cheikh air disaster in Egypt, is a great shock, and a source of immense sadness to all of us. We will remember Alain both as a colleague and as a friend. He communicated to all his «joie de vivre», and he established a strong team spirit within the group which he led at the LPSC Grenoble. His career as an engineer took him through CNES (Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales), RENAULT and CEA in Grenoble. His arrival at the LPSC brought a new dimension to the mechanics group, where Alain developed activities in cryogenics. Alain brought indispensable theoretical knowledge to the LPSC Atlas group. His participation enabled the laboratory to progress in development of proximity cryogenics for the ATLAS electromagnetic calorimeter. He directed technical activity and coordinated construction of this equipment. His attention to technical details never distracted him from a gl...

  19. Improved Savitzky-Golay-method-based fluorescence subtraction algorithm for rapid recovery of Raman spectra.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Chen, Kun; Zhang, Hongyuan; Wei, Haoyun; Li, Yan

    2014-08-20

    In this paper, we propose an improved subtraction algorithm for rapid recovery of Raman spectra that can substantially reduce the computation time. This algorithm is based on an improved Savitzky-Golay (SG) iterative smoothing method, which involves two key novel approaches: (a) the use of the Gauss-Seidel method and (b) the introduction of a relaxation factor into the iterative procedure. By applying a novel successive relaxation (SG-SR) iterative method to the relaxation factor, additional improvement in the convergence speed over the standard Savitzky-Golay procedure is realized. The proposed improved algorithm (the RIA-SG-SR algorithm), which uses SG-SR-based iteration instead of Savitzky-Golay iteration, has been optimized and validated with a mathematically simulated Raman spectrum, as well as experimentally measured Raman spectra from non-biological and biological samples. The method results in a significant reduction in computing cost while yielding consistent rejection of fluorescence and noise for spectra with low signal-to-fluorescence ratios and varied baselines. In the simulation, RIA-SG-SR achieved 1 order of magnitude improvement in iteration number and 2 orders of magnitude improvement in computation time compared with the range-independent background-subtraction algorithm (RIA). Furthermore the computation time of the experimentally measured raw Raman spectrum processing from skin tissue decreased from 6.72 to 0.094 s. In general, the processing of the SG-SR method can be conducted within dozens of milliseconds, which can provide a real-time procedure in practical situations.

  20. Application of golay complementary coded excitation schemes for non-destructive testing of sandwich structures

    Science.gov (United States)

    Arora, Vanita; Mulaveesala, Ravibabu

    2017-06-01

    In recent years, InfraRed Thermography (IRT) has become a widely accepted non-destructive testing technique to evaluate the structural integrity of composite sandwich structures due to its full-field, remote, fast and in-service inspection capabilities. This paper presents a novel infrared thermographic approach named as Golay complementary coded thermal wave imaging is presented to detect disbonds in a sandwich structure having face sheets from Glass/Carbon Fibre Reinforced (GFR/CFR) laminates and core of the wooden block.

  1. On simplified application of multidimensional Savitzky-Golay filters and differentiators

    Science.gov (United States)

    Shekhar, Chandra

    2016-02-01

    I propose a simplified approach for multidimensional Savitzky-Golay filtering, to enable its fast and easy implementation in scientific and engineering applications. The proposed method, which is derived from a generalized framework laid out by Thornley (D. J. Thornley, "Novel anisotropic multidimensional convolution filters for derivative estimation and reconstruction" in Proceedings of International Conference on Signal Processing and Communications, November 2007), first transforms any given multidimensional problem into a unique one, by transforming coordinates of the sampled data nodes to unity-spaced, uniform data nodes, and then performs filtering and calculates partial derivatives on the unity-spaced nodes. It is followed by transporting the calculated derivatives back onto the original data nodes by using the chain rule of differentiation. The burden to performing the most cumbersome task, which is to carry out the filtering and to obtain derivatives on the unity-spaced nodes, is almost eliminated by providing convolution coefficients for a number of convolution kernel sizes and polynomial orders, up to four spatial dimensions. With the availability of the convolution coefficients, the task of filtering at a data node reduces merely to multiplication of two known matrices. Simplified strategies to adequately address near-boundary data nodes and to calculate partial derivatives there are also proposed. Finally, the proposed methodologies are applied to a three-dimensional experimentally obtained data set, which shows that multidimensional Savitzky-Golay filters and differentiators perform well in both the internal and the near-boundary regions of the domain.

  2. SAVITZKY-GOLAY METHOD FOR THE EVALUATION OF DECELERATION OF THE FIRCTION LIFT

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Paweł Lonkwic

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Due to self-acting variability of operating conditions during the work of lifting devices, it is fundamental for the gears to stop the cabin at any clearance height. The operating conditions are changed by dust contamination influencing a proper braking process of the gear. This article presents the independent tests results. The impact of progressive gear geometry on the braking distance both in variable operating conditions and variable loading is analyzed. The tests were conducted for the gear applied in short distance transportation devices. Changing operating conditions were obtained by using various lubricating agents. The following five types of the gears were used for the tests: ASG100, PP16, PR2000, KB160. CHP 2000 gear was tested as a new solution. The tests were conducted using a free fall method. The test results obtained from an experiment were approximated by using Savitzky-Golay method.

  3. Alain Supiot, L’Esprit de Philadelphie. La justice sociale face au marché total

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Jean-Luc Metzger

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Les transformations contemporaines qu’ont connues la plupart des pays depuis le début des années 1980 ont donné lieu à des analyses convergentes, pointant le rôle moteur de l’idéologie néolibérale et tout particulièrement de la financiarisation des économies. Complétant ce diagnostic, Alain Supiot propose, dans L’Esprit de Philadelphie, une perspective et des pistes originales pour une conception alternative de la mondialisation, centrée sur la justice sociale et le Droit social. C’est dans c...

  4. Carta de Roger Guggisberg a Alain Guy. Ginebra, 30 de noviembre de 1993

    OpenAIRE

    Guggisberg, Roger

    2017-01-01

    1 p. -- Roger Guggisberg, director literario de Fundación Simón I. Patiño. Éditions (Ginebra, Suiza), da las gracias a Alain Guy por su carta de 30 de octubre, acompañada de numerosos anexos; y siente no haber podido coincidir con él en Ginebra con ocasión de su visita. Asimismo acusa recibo de la "importante" reseña que la Sra. Comesaña ha publicado en la revista de filosofía de la Universidad de Zulia (Venezuela). Valora mucho las páginas que Eudaldo Forment ha consagrado al pensamiento,...

  5. Construction of FuzzyFind Dictionary using Golay Coding Transformation for Searching Applications

    Science.gov (United States)

    Kowsari, Kamram

    2015-03-01

    searching through a large volume of data is very critical for companies, scientists, and searching engines applications due to time complexity and memory complexity. In this paper, a new technique of generating FuzzyFind Dictionary for text mining was introduced. We simply mapped the 23 bits of the English alphabet into a FuzzyFind Dictionary or more than 23 bits by using more FuzzyFind Dictionary, and reflecting the presence or absence of particular letters. This representation preserves closeness of word distortions in terms of closeness of the created binary vectors within Hamming distance of 2 deviations. This paper talks about the Golay Coding Transformation Hash Table and how it can be used on a FuzzyFind Dictionary as a new technology for using in searching through big data. This method is introduced by linear time complexity for generating the dictionary and constant time complexity to access the data and update by new data sets, also updating for new data sets is linear time depends on new data points. This technique is based on searching only for letters of English that each segment has 23 bits, and also we have more than 23-bit and also it could work with more segments as reference table.

  6. A nonlinear generalization of the Savitzky-Golay filter and the quantitative analysis of saccades.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Dai, Weiwei; Selesnick, Ivan; Rizzo, John-Ross; Rucker, Janet; Hudson, Todd

    2017-08-01

    The Savitzky-Golay (SG) filter is widely used to smooth and differentiate time series, especially biomedical data. However, time series that exhibit abrupt departures from their typical trends, such as sharp waves or steps, which are of physiological interest, tend to be oversmoothed by the SG filter. Hence, the SG filter tends to systematically underestimate physiological parameters in certain situations. This article proposes a generalization of the SG filter to more accurately track abrupt deviations in time series, leading to more accurate parameter estimates (e.g., peak velocity of saccadic eye movements). The proposed filtering methodology models a time series as the sum of two component time series: a low-frequency time series for which the conventional SG filter is well suited, and a second time series that exhibits instantaneous deviations (e.g., sharp waves, steps, or more generally, discontinuities in a higher order derivative). The generalized SG filter is then applied to the quantitative analysis of saccadic eye movements. It is demonstrated that (a) the conventional SG filter underestimates the peak velocity of saccades, especially those of small amplitude, and (b) the generalized SG filter estimates peak saccadic velocity more accurately than the conventional filter.

  7. Adams-Bashforth-Moulton method with Savitzky-Golay filter to reduce reactivity fluctuations

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Suescun-Diaz, Daniel; Rasero Causil, Diego A. [Univ. Surcolombiana, Neiva (Colombia). Dept. de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales; Figueroa-Jimenez, Jorge H. [Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali, Cali (Colombia). Dept. de Ciencias Naturales y Matematicas

    2017-12-15

    In this paper we present a new method of calculating reactivity with fluctuation reduction. First we propose the generalized predictor and corrector using the fourth order Adams-Basforth-Moulton (ABM) for the numerical solution of the point kinetic equations for the calculation of reactivity, without using the history of nuclear power. Due to the nature of point kinetic equations, we use modifiers of the different predictors to increase precision in the approximation obtained. Secondly, we use the filter known as Savitzky-Golay (SG), which permits the reduction of the fluctuation in reactivity. It is known that the SG filter smoothing without diminishing the value of the nuclear power, irrespective of its form; this guarantees the reduction of Gaussian random noise levels, which is distributed around the average value of the nuclear power of up to σ = 0.1, with a time step h = 0.01 s. This formulation uses the Gram polynomial approximation, with a degree d = 2 the results show better values in the maximum difference in reactivity in comparison with that reported in literature.

  8. Partial Least Square with Savitzky Golay Derivative in Predicting Blood Hemoglobin Using Near Infrared Spectrum

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Mohd Idrus Mohd Nazrul Effendy

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available Near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS is a reliable technique that widely used in medical fields. Partial least square was developed to predict blood hemoglobin concentration using NIRS. The aims of this paper are (i to develop predictive model for near infrared spectroscopic analysis in blood hemoglobin prediction, (ii to establish relationship between blood hemoglobin and near infrared spectrum using a predictive model, (iii to evaluate the predictive accuracy of a predictive model based on root mean squared error (RMSE and coefficient of determination rp2. Partial least square with first order Savitzky Golay (SG derivative preprocessing (PLS-SGd1 showed the higher performance of predictions with RMSE = 0.7965 and rp2= 0.9206 in K-fold cross validation. Optimum number of latent variable (LV and frame length (f were 32 and 27 nm, respectively. These findings suggest that the relationship between blood hemoglobin and near infrared spectrum is strong, and the partial least square with first order SG derivative is able to predict the blood hemoglobin using near infrared spectral data.

  9. Rabatel, Alain, Argumenter en racontant, Bruxelles, De Boeck, 2004, 133 p.

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    2005-07-01

    Full Text Available Alain Rabatel est professeur de Sciences du Langage à l’IUFM de Lyon. Ses nombreux travaux portent sur l’approche énonciative des textes littéraires et des interactions orales. Cet ouvrage, publié par l’éditeur belge De Boeck, dans la collection « Savoirs pratiques », est destiné aux formateurs ainsi qu’aux étudiants en lettres. Cependant, il s’adresse aussi à ceux qui s’intéressent à l’analyse et à la théorie du récit. Fondamentalement, ce livre repose sur les relations qu’entretient la nar...

  10. Adeus ao trabalho e aos sindicatos ou aperdadacentralidade do trabalho em Alain Touraine

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Ariovaldo de Oliveira Santos

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available The body of articles and books that discuss the topic of the end of work is extensive and diverse. This article tries to demonstrate, through a reading of Alain Touraine, that the debate, despite being portrayed as recent, was opened in general terms in the late 1960s. Another concern of the article is to attack the way in which debate on the end of work places the discussion on the plane of immediate empirical facts, distancing itself from reflection, which provides the necessary ontological analysis that ought to accompany our understanding of the category of work. Finally, the article attempts to underscore how in the touranian debate on the end of work there is a reading of the crisis of unionism or the loss of centrality of the labor movement in contemporary capitalism.

  11. Paths of the Sublime: Alain de Botton’s The Art of Travel

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    M.C.C. Mendes

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Bearing in mind the central place of literary, academic, and religious tourism in Cultural Studies and in Alain de Botton’s The Art of Travel (2002, the paper seeks: 1 to identify some remarkable travels of famous writers – the British Wordsworth; the French Karl-Joris Huysmans, Gustave Flaubert, and Charles Baudelaire; 2 to show that in the analysis of such authors’ itineraries (from Europe to the East, there is a search for cultural roots, a mapping of spaces and people, and a deconstruction of labels often related to the Other; 3 to point out that the tourist is also a storyteller, a protagonist, and a creator of fictional worlds; 4 to bring together literary tourism and artistic tourism, through the identification of allusions to other cultural events (painting, music, and architecture; 5 to characterize tourism as a literary and aesthetic experience of the Sublime.

  12. Alain Caillé, Dé-penser l’économique. Contre le fatalisme

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Julie Allard

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available IntroductionIl pourrait être tentant de le traiter comme une énième complainte des sciences humaines envers la discipline économique. D’autres y verront le travail rigoureux d’un auteur désirant éclaircir ce qui ne va pas avec l’économique ; un constat que personne ne peut nier. Revient donc aux lecteurs de classer ce plus récent ouvrage d’Alain Caillé qui, sans apporter de théorie nouvelle, comporte des rectifications et des éclaircissements pouvant faire une différence s’ils sont diffusés e...

  13. EL LUGAR DEL CINE EN EL PENSAMIENTO FILOSÓFICO DE ALAIN BADIOU

    OpenAIRE

    García Puchades, Wenceslao

    2012-01-01

    La presente tesis pretende estudiar los textos fílmicos del filósofo francés Alain Badiou con el objetivo de sustraer el papel que juega el cine en su proyecto de (re)comienzo de la filosofía. De esta manera hemos dividido su exposición en dos partes: el estudio de su proyecto de (re)comienzo filosófico y el estudio del papel que juega el cine en dicho proyecto y de su teoría fílmica implícita. En la primera parte trataremos de justificar en qué medida su proyecto puede ser entendido como un ...

  14. Memory and Identity in the Emotive Map of Alain Resnais’ Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Jytte Holmqvist

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available The focus of this article is Alain Resnais’ representation of collective and individual memory and identity in Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959. The film is based on Marguerite Duras’ script from 1958 and remains faithful to this original text. With partial reference to Giuliana Bruno’s views on imaginary cities and urban cartography, the screened urban space will here be read as an emotive map in which the individual love story between the protagonists unfolds against the backdrop of their almost equally intimate relationship with the historically abused city of Hiroshima. This, in Bruno’s words helps create an affective “map of love” (243 or a “body-city on a tender map” (242. The paper highlights the fluid relationship between the protagonists and their environment, as well as the semi-documentary aspects of a film that establishes an effective dialogue between past and present.

  15. Aa. Vv., Alain Resnais et le théâtre

    OpenAIRE

    Brangé, Mireille

    2016-01-01

    Le présent numéro propose onze études sur les rapports du cinéaste Alain Resnais (né en 1922) avec le théâtre, sa passion première, dont la présence, loin d’être l’objet d’un glissement de plus en plus visible dans son œuvre depuis Mélo en 1985, y a toujours été présent, comme le signale Jean-Louis Libois dans Théâtre, cinéma, l’autre scène (pp. 17-23). Le réalisateur préfère le terme de «spectacle» pour parler de leur coprésence dans ses films et Vincent Amiel permet dans Comme au théâtre! N...

  16. Le risque hydrologique : du concept à sa gestion, Alain GIRET, sous la direction de

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Jean-Louis Ballais

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Cet ouvrage constitue les actes du colloque Les Rencontres de Géo. 13, organisé à l'Université Paris 13, le 28 octobre 2005. La courte introduction d'Alain GIRET (2 p. permet à l'organisateur du colloque de préciser la conception du risque hydrologique de ce colloque "Le cadre conceptuel se réduit aux seuls extrêmes hydrologiques fluviaux : les étiages et les inondations, écartant problèmes de pollution et de qualité des eaux".La section 1 regroupe concept et processus. François CHAGNAUD s'i...

  17. Performance of the Broadband Golay 3x6 Array Associated with the 2016 IRIS Community Wavefields Experiment

    Science.gov (United States)

    Bolarinwa, O. J.; Langston, C. A.; Sweet, J. R.; Anderson, K. R.; Woodward, R.

    2017-12-01

    A 6 km aperture regional array in the Golay 3x6 configuration was fielded as part of the IRIS Community Wavefields Experiment near Enid, Oklahoma from June 26 through November 12, 2016. The array consisted of 18 broadband CMG-3T seismometers deployed using a PASSCAL insulated vault design and RT130 data recorders. The Golay geometry is unusual in that it features 6 tripartite arrays in an open arrangement. Spacing and orientation of each tripartite array is such that the array uniformly samples the wavefield in space as determined from the co-array diagram even though the interior of the array configuration contains no seismic stations. The short wavelength performance of this array requires a high degree of phase correlation across its entire aperture, a characteristic that has been difficult to achieve for other regional array designs because of velocity heterogeneity in the earth. Located within an area of high regional seismicity, the IRIS experiment offered an opportunity to examine the slowness-frequency performance of a real-world Golay 3x6 array that was subject to constraints on land usage during deployment. Individual tripartite arrays fit well within a land survey quarter section but it proved difficult to match the ideal spacing between each subarray because of permitting problems. Nevertheless, these unavoidable geometry perturbations caused only minor changes to the theoretical array response. More surprisingly, observations of high frequency regional P and S phases show very high correlation over the array aperture that gives rise to precise array responses that are close to theoretical. Both the array geometry and relatively homogeneous structure under the array produces an exceptional facility that can be used for high-resolution studies of regional seismic waves.

  18. Application of Savitzky-Golay differentiation filters and Fourier functions to simultaneous determination of cefepime and the co-administered drug, levofloxacin, in spiked human plasma

    Science.gov (United States)

    Abdel-Aziz, Omar; Abdel-Ghany, Maha F.; Nagi, Reham; Abdel-Fattah, Laila

    2015-03-01

    The present work is concerned with simultaneous determination of cefepime (CEF) and the co-administered drug, levofloxacin (LEV), in spiked human plasma by applying a new approach, Savitzky-Golay differentiation filters, and combined trigonometric Fourier functions to their ratio spectra. The different parameters associated with the calculation of Savitzky-Golay and Fourier coefficients were optimized. The proposed methods were validated and applied for determination of the two drugs in laboratory prepared mixtures and spiked human plasma. The results were statistically compared with reported HPLC methods and were found accurate and precise.

  19. Application of Savitzky-Golay differentiation filters and Fourier functions to simultaneous determination of cefepime and the co-administered drug, levofloxacin, in spiked human plasma.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Abdel-Aziz, Omar; Abdel-Ghany, Maha F; Nagi, Reham; Abdel-Fattah, Laila

    2015-03-15

    The present work is concerned with simultaneous determination of cefepime (CEF) and the co-administered drug, levofloxacin (LEV), in spiked human plasma by applying a new approach, Savitzky-Golay differentiation filters, and combined trigonometric Fourier functions to their ratio spectra. The different parameters associated with the calculation of Savitzky-Golay and Fourier coefficients were optimized. The proposed methods were validated and applied for determination of the two drugs in laboratory prepared mixtures and spiked human plasma. The results were statistically compared with reported HPLC methods and were found accurate and precise. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  20. From History to Memory: Alain Resnais’ and Marguerite Duras’ Hiroshima mon amour

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Sarah French

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper examines the representation of history and memory in Alain Resnais’ and Marguerite Duras’ 1959 film Hiroshima mon amour. It argues that the film’s privileging of subjective remembrance reflects a broader cultural interest in using memory as a counter discourse to established history. The widely documented cultural preoccupation with memory became particularly prominent in the early 1980s. However, Hiroshima mon amour can be read as an important early example of a film that predates the contemporary ‘memory boom’. For Resnais and Duras, the magnitude of the devastation in Hiroshima exceeds the limits of filmic representation. Their solution to the problem that the historic event is unrepresentable is to approach the event indirectly while focusing on an individual traumatic memory. Through a close analysis and critique of the film I argue that the film’s emphasis on individual memory validates the legitimacy of the personal narrative but problematically subsumes the political events and displaces history from the discursive realm. I also suggest that problems emerge in the film’s depiction of its traumatised female subject. While Hiroshima mon amour represents a complex female subjectivity and interiority, the process of remembrance depicted deprives the woman of agency and renders her trapped within a compulsive repetition of the past.

  1. Entretiens Jacques Cordonier, Alain Jacquesson, Jean-Frédéric Jauslin, Hubert Villard

    CERN Document Server

    2016-01-01

    Beaucoup d’usages sont tellement ancrés dans nos vies que l’on ne s’interroge guère sur la manière dont ils sont advenus. Les réseaux informatiques, les échanges qu’ils génèrent, semblent aujourd’hui aussi « naturels » aux digital natives que la conversation à distance par téléphones fixes allait de soi il y a cinquante ans. Pour autant que l’on se pose la question, il est difficile d’imaginer qu’un domaine institutionnel, celui des bibliothèques en l’occurrence, ait joué un rôle important dans l’avènement et l’expansion de ces réseaux, au plan suisse voire international, et, par voie de conséquence, dans le développement et la normalisation des échanges intercantonaux. Cela est néanmoins une réalité. Ce livre d’entretiens fait apparaître en quoi Jacques Cordonier, Alain Jacquesson, Jean-Frédéric Jauslin et Hubert Villard, directeurs romands parmi les plus marquants de la fin du 20 e siècle, chacun avec son regard et sa tessiture, dans son canton ou à ...

  2. La perspectiva de los nuevos movimientos sociales en las obras de Sydney Tarrow, Alain Touraine y Alberto Melucci

    OpenAIRE

    Ayder Berrío Puerta

    2006-01-01

    Este artículo presenta la discusión en torno a los movimientos sociales a partir de autores como Sydney Tarrow, Alain Touraine y Alberto Melucci. Muestra que en la década del setenta emergieron movimientos sociales que no se correspondían ni con las características ni con los marcos interpretativos disponibles en la teoría de los movimientos sociales hasta ese momento (los modelos marxista y estructural-funcionalista). El artículoofrece una descripción de las características principales de tr...

  3. Use of Savitzky–Golay Filter for Performances Improvement of SHM Systems Based on Neural Networks and Distributed PZT Sensors

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Mario A. de Oliveira

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available A considerable amount of research has focused on monitoring structural damage using Structural Health Monitoring (SHM technologies, which has had recent advances. However, it is important to note the challenges and unresolved problems that disqualify currently developed monitoring systems. One of the frontline SHM technologies, the Electromechanical Impedance (EMI technique, has shown its potential to overcome remaining problems and challenges. Unfortunately, the recently developed neural network algorithms have not shown significant improvements in the accuracy of rate and the required processing time. In order to fill this gap in advanced neural networks used with EMI techniques, this paper proposes an enhanced and reliable strategy for improving the structural damage detection via: (1 Savitzky–Golay (SG filter, using both first and second derivatives; (2 Probabilistic Neural Network (PNN; and, (3 Simplified Fuzzy ARTMAP Network (SFAN. Those three methods were employed to analyze the EMI data experimentally obtained from an aluminum plate containing three attached PZT (Lead Zirconate Titanate patches. In this present study, the damage scenarios were simulated by attaching a small metallic nut at three different positions in the aluminum plate. We found that the proposed method achieves a hit rate of more than 83%, which is significantly higher than current state-of-the-art approaches. Furthermore, this approach results in an improvement of 93% when considering the best case scenario.

  4. Use of Savitzky-Golay Filter for Performances Improvement of SHM Systems Based on Neural Networks and Distributed PZT Sensors.

    Science.gov (United States)

    de Oliveira, Mario A; Araujo, Nelcileno V S; da Silva, Rodolfo N; da Silva, Tony I; Epaarachchi, Jayantha

    2018-01-08

    A considerable amount of research has focused on monitoring structural damage using Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) technologies, which has had recent advances. However, it is important to note the challenges and unresolved problems that disqualify currently developed monitoring systems. One of the frontline SHM technologies, the Electromechanical Impedance (EMI) technique, has shown its potential to overcome remaining problems and challenges. Unfortunately, the recently developed neural network algorithms have not shown significant improvements in the accuracy of rate and the required processing time. In order to fill this gap in advanced neural networks used with EMI techniques, this paper proposes an enhanced and reliable strategy for improving the structural damage detection via: (1) Savitzky-Golay (SG) filter, using both first and second derivatives; (2) Probabilistic Neural Network (PNN); and, (3) Simplified Fuzzy ARTMAP Network (SFAN). Those three methods were employed to analyze the EMI data experimentally obtained from an aluminum plate containing three attached PZT (Lead Zirconate Titanate) patches. In this present study, the damage scenarios were simulated by attaching a small metallic nut at three different positions in the aluminum plate. We found that the proposed method achieves a hit rate of more than 83%, which is significantly higher than current state-of-the-art approaches. Furthermore, this approach results in an improvement of 93% when considering the best case scenario.

  5. Use of Savitzky–Golay Filter for Performances Improvement of SHM Systems Based on Neural Networks and Distributed PZT Sensors

    Science.gov (United States)

    Araujo, Nelcileno V. S.; da Silva, Rodolfo N.; da Silva, Tony I.; Epaarachchi, Jayantha

    2018-01-01

    A considerable amount of research has focused on monitoring structural damage using Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) technologies, which has had recent advances. However, it is important to note the challenges and unresolved problems that disqualify currently developed monitoring systems. One of the frontline SHM technologies, the Electromechanical Impedance (EMI) technique, has shown its potential to overcome remaining problems and challenges. Unfortunately, the recently developed neural network algorithms have not shown significant improvements in the accuracy of rate and the required processing time. In order to fill this gap in advanced neural networks used with EMI techniques, this paper proposes an enhanced and reliable strategy for improving the structural damage detection via: (1) Savitzky–Golay (SG) filter, using both first and second derivatives; (2) Probabilistic Neural Network (PNN); and, (3) Simplified Fuzzy ARTMAP Network (SFAN). Those three methods were employed to analyze the EMI data experimentally obtained from an aluminum plate containing three attached PZT (Lead Zirconate Titanate) patches. In this present study, the damage scenarios were simulated by attaching a small metallic nut at three different positions in the aluminum plate. We found that the proposed method achieves a hit rate of more than 83%, which is significantly higher than current state-of-the-art approaches. Furthermore, this approach results in an improvement of 93% when considering the best case scenario. PMID:29316693

  6. Analysis of Art House Media Texts Use during Media Studies in the Student Audience (Alain Robbe-Grillet Movies Case Study)

    Science.gov (United States)

    Fedorov, Alexander

    2012-01-01

    The study of media culture and virtual world requires knowledge and skills of the analysis of media texts of different levels of complexity. In this sense, the cinematic legacy of the great French writer, screenwriter and filmmaker Alain Robbe-Grillet (1922-2008) gives productive opportunities for the analysis of works of the elite media culture…

  7. A Golay complementary TS-based symbol synchronization scheme in variable rate LDPC-coded MB-OFDM UWBoF system

    Science.gov (United States)

    He, Jing; Wen, Xuejie; Chen, Ming; Chen, Lin

    2015-09-01

    In this paper, a Golay complementary training sequence (TS)-based symbol synchronization scheme is proposed and experimentally demonstrated in multiband orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (MB-OFDM) ultra-wideband over fiber (UWBoF) system with a variable rate low-density parity-check (LDPC) code. Meanwhile, the coding gain and spectral efficiency in the variable rate LDPC-coded MB-OFDM UWBoF system are investigated. By utilizing the non-periodic auto-correlation property of the Golay complementary pair, the start point of LDPC-coded MB-OFDM UWB signal can be estimated accurately. After 100 km standard single-mode fiber (SSMF) transmission, at the bit error rate of 1×10-3, the experimental results show that the short block length 64QAM-LDPC coding provides a coding gain of 4.5 dB, 3.8 dB and 2.9 dB for a code rate of 62.5%, 75% and 87.5%, respectively.

  8. Signal-to-noise ratio enhancement on SEM images using a cubic spline interpolation with Savitzky-Golay filters and weighted least squares error.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Kiani, M A; Sim, K S; Nia, M E; Tso, C P

    2015-05-01

    A new technique based on cubic spline interpolation with Savitzky-Golay smoothing using weighted least squares error filter is enhanced for scanning electron microscope (SEM) images. A diversity of sample images is captured and the performance is found to be better when compared with the moving average and the standard median filters, with respect to eliminating noise. This technique can be implemented efficiently on real-time SEM images, with all mandatory data for processing obtained from a single image. Noise in images, and particularly in SEM images, are undesirable. A new noise reduction technique, based on cubic spline interpolation with Savitzky-Golay and weighted least squares error method, is developed. We apply the combined technique to single image signal-to-noise ratio estimation and noise reduction for SEM imaging system. This autocorrelation-based technique requires image details to be correlated over a few pixels, whereas the noise is assumed to be uncorrelated from pixel to pixel. The noise component is derived from the difference between the image autocorrelation at zero offset, and the estimation of the corresponding original autocorrelation. In the few test cases involving different images, the efficiency of the developed noise reduction filter is proved to be significantly better than those obtained from the other methods. Noise can be reduced efficiently with appropriate choice of scan rate from real-time SEM images, without generating corruption or increasing scanning time. © 2015 The Authors Journal of Microscopy © 2015 Royal Microscopical Society.

  9. From meta-politics to the politisation of the concept: a critical reading on Alain Badiou’s communist hypothesis and the problematic distinction between philosophy and politics

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Roque Farrán

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available In the present text I expose Alain Badiou’s post-marxist perspective elaborated in Circonstances 5: l'hypothese communiste and I present a critique to this perspective from the Lacanian concepts used by Badiou himself. This allows me, in a second moment, to clear some misunderstandings between the philosophical and the political in his device of thought and, in this way, to circumscribe the specificity of the contribution of each one to think current problems.

  10. Alain Badiou y la filosofía como presentación didáctica del ser en común

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    García Puchades, Wenceslao

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The following paper deals with the relationship of the French philosopher Alain Badiou with the question of the common. Taking as a starting point the way some philosophers from the 20th century have tackled this subject, we propose an interpretation of Badiou’s work as a project that intends to recover philosophy as universal and egalitarian practice for learning the thought of being in common, taking as a paradigm the formal language of mathematics and poetic language.El siguiente trabajo aborda la relación del filósofo francés Alain Badiou con la cuestión de lo común. Partiendo del modo en que algunos filósofos del siglo XX han tratado esta cuestión, proponemos una lectura de la obra de Alain Badiou como proyecto que pretende recuperar la filosofía como práctica universal e igualitaria para el aprendizaje del pensamiento del ser en común tomando como paradigma el lenguaje formal de las matemáticas y el lenguaje poético.

  11. Rancièrean Atomism: Clarifying the Debate between Jacques Rancière and Alain Badiou

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Joseph M. Spencer

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available In the late 1970s and the 1980s, a number of radical left political theorists focused their philosophical attention on the relevance of ancient atomism, revitalizing a tradition that went back to Karl Marx's work on his dissertation. This essay looks at the uses of atomism by two thinkers in particular, Jacques Rancière and Alain Badiou, in order to see how their discussions of and references to ancient materialism help to shed light on their fundamental disagreements about the nature of community and equality.First, this paper argues that what Badiou and Rancière most obviously share in their assessments of atomism is a negative judgment regarding the post-swerve constitution of the world, while what most obviously distinguishes their positions is their differing judgments regarding the preswerve rain of the atoms in the void (which Badiou assesses negatively and Rancière positively. Becoming clear both about how Badiou and Rancière respond to what comes before and after the atomistic swerve helps to clarify an implicit response on Rancière’s part to what has become Badiou’s chief objection to Rancière’s political theory. Second, this paper argues that the fact that Badiou assesses both what comes before and what comes after the swerve as negative, while Rancière assesses only what comes after the swerve as negative (because he assesses the pre-swerve rain of the atoms in the void positively, makes clear that their most essential point of difference concerns the status of the swerve that mediates between before and after. Working through the complexities of Badiou’s analysis of the swerve and uncovering Rancière’s extremely subtle analysis of the swerve helps to clarify a major aspect of what has become Rancière’s chief criticism of Badiou’s conception of philosophy.

  12. Quadrillages labyrinthiques: l’échiquier Caillois. Centenaire de la naissance de Roger Caillois, sous la direction de Valeria Emi Sgueglia et André-Alain Morello

    OpenAIRE

    Gardini, Michela

    2016-01-01

    Il volume si presenta come un omaggio per il centenario della nascita di Roger Caillois (1913) e raccoglie saggi di autori diversi in onore del celebre critico. Come suggerito dal titolo, l’opera di Caillois a cui tutti gli autori fanno riferimento è Cases d’un échiquier del 1970, un’opera mosaico presa come simbolo della molteplicità della ricerca epistemologica di Caillois. In apertura, dopo l’articolo introduttivo di André-Alain Morello (Une des récompenses de la rêverie, pp. 9-13), Enzo ...

  13. Renewable energies - Alain Chardon

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Anon.

    2012-01-01

    In an interview, the chairman of Cleantechs and Decarbonate, Capgemini Consulting, comments the challenge of the struggle against global warming, discusses the role of gas on the way towards a de-carbonated economy, the cost of renewable energies compared to that of fossil and nuclear energies. He outlines other brakes upon the development of renewable energies, discusses the political issues and the challenge of meeting European objectives with respect with the share of renewable energies in the energy mix and the electricity mix by 2020

  14. L’institution du lien social : À propos des ouvrages d’Alain Supiot, Homo Juridicus. Essai sur la fonction anthropologique du droit et Tis

    OpenAIRE

    Courtois, Gérard

    2010-01-01

    Alain Supiot, à côté de nombreuses publications en droit social, poursuit une réflexion qui concerne le droit en tant que tel, comme en témoignent ses ouvrages : « Homo Juridicus » et « Tisser le lien social ». Le second présente des contributions issues du séminaire pluri-disciplinaire tenu depuis de nombreuses années à la Maison des sciences de l’Homme Ange-Guépin, le premier –auquel nous nous tiendrons- expose en deux parties « nos croyances fondatrices » et trois études présentées comme d...

  15. ALAIN BADIOU Y LA REHABILITACIÓN DE LA IDEA DE COMUNISMO COMO ENCUENTRO CON LOS MOVIMIENTOS DE EMANCIPACIÓN COLECTIVA DE UNA ÉPOCA

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Wenceslao García Puchades

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available En medio de un contexto de crisis de la idea de comunismo, el filósofo francés Alain Badiou nos propone su rehabilitación como operación didáctica que favorece la identificación de los movimientos de emancipación colectiva existentes en una época como verdades políticas. En el siguiente artículo argumentaremos cómo, bajo este intento de rehabilitación, subyace una reconsideración del término “Idea” con claras influencias de la filosofía platónica y de la teoría del sujeto lacaniana.

  16. A dádiva e o terceiro paradigma nas ciências sociais: as contribuições antiutilitaristas de Alain Caillé

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Paulo Henrique Martins

    Full Text Available Resumo A palavra dádiva tem recepção ambivalente nas ciências sociais, no Brasil, na medida em que sugere, numa leitura superficial, um entendimento religioso e gratuito da doação. Mas a dádiva é um sistema teórico relacional que revela a complexidade das relações sociais no passado e no presente. Este reconhecimento levou Alain Caillé a propor a dádiva como um terceiro paradigma que seria mais complexo que aqueles marcados pelas tradições do individualismo e do holismo. A análise das contribuições deste autor é fundamental para se entender as tendências contemporâneas do debate que é crucial no desenvolvimento da escola francesa de sociologia fundada por Émile Durkheim.

  17. A Psychological Map of Love. Alain de Botton’s Love Stories as Reflections of Sternberg’s Theory on Love

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Ioana Unk

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available This article aims to give a psychological interpretation to Alain de Botton’s novels On Love and The Course of Love, doubling the philosophical take on love that runs in the background of the novels. Robert Sternberg’s triangular theory of love will be applied to de Botton’s two novels, in an attempt to reach an understanding of love by means of psychological deconstruction, following the dynamic of the three components of the love triangle: passion, intimacy and decision \\ commitment. References will also be made to Sternberg’s complementary theories on love, i.e. the theory that conceptualizes love as a story and the theory of love as a socio-cultural artefact.Key words: love, psychology, triangular theory, love story, cultureAlain de Botton’s book On Love, presented to the readers as a novel telling the love story of Chloe and the narrator, is a full-circle account that unfolds between two plane flights: on the first flight, from Paris to London, the two future lovers are seated one next to the other, and they meet and fall in love; the reverse flight, from Paris to London, takes the couple back home from a trip and ends with their break-up. The exact punctuation of the beginning and end of the romantic relationship is symptomatic of the whole structure of the book. The clearly delineated chapters and paragraphs correspond to as many moments in the couple’s relationship, thus allowing us to recreate with accuracy the milestones of their love story. The mere story-telling is doubled by the narrator’s voice that disassembles every event up to its inner detailed parts and deliversthe thoughts and rationale behind his actions. The reader is not left to guess, but discovers actively, together with the narrator, a keenly performed radiography of love.

  18. A graphical method to evaluate spectral preprocessing in multivariate regression calibrations: example with Savitzky-Golay filters and partial least squares regression.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Delwiche, Stephen R; Reeves, James B

    2010-01-01

    In multivariate regression analysis of spectroscopy data, spectral preprocessing is often performed to reduce unwanted background information (offsets, sloped baselines) or accentuate absorption features in intrinsically overlapping bands. These procedures, also known as pretreatments, are commonly smoothing operations or derivatives. While such operations are often useful in reducing the number of latent variables of the actual decomposition and lowering residual error, they also run the risk of misleading the practitioner into accepting calibration equations that are poorly adapted to samples outside of the calibration. The current study developed a graphical method to examine this effect on partial least squares (PLS) regression calibrations of near-infrared (NIR) reflection spectra of ground wheat meal with two analytes, protein content and sodium dodecyl sulfate sedimentation (SDS) volume (an indicator of the quantity of the gluten proteins that contribute to strong doughs). These two properties were chosen because of their differing abilities to be modeled by NIR spectroscopy: excellent for protein content, fair for SDS sedimentation volume. To further demonstrate the potential pitfalls of preprocessing, an artificial component, a randomly generated value, was included in PLS regression trials. Savitzky-Golay (digital filter) smoothing, first-derivative, and second-derivative preprocess functions (5 to 25 centrally symmetric convolution points, derived from quadratic polynomials) were applied to PLS calibrations of 1 to 15 factors. The results demonstrated the danger of an over reliance on preprocessing when (1) the number of samples used in a multivariate calibration is low (<50), (2) the spectral response of the analyte is weak, and (3) the goodness of the calibration is based on the coefficient of determination (R(2)) rather than a term based on residual error. The graphical method has application to the evaluation of other preprocess functions and various

  19. A töredezett (kulturális) test írása Polcz Alaine "Asszony a fronton" című művében

    OpenAIRE

    Louise O. Vasvári

    2010-01-01

    In this paper I will discuss Alaine Polcz’s Asszony a fronton (1991) ‘ Woman on the Front,’ subtitled Egy fejezet az életemb?l ‘A Chapter from My Life,’ as an extreme example of self-contradictory life writing, offering a fragmented self-representation of the author’s subjectivity through the narrative itineraries of both her privatized and publicized body through the last year of the Second World War. The term life writing is a particularly useful categorization for this text, since Hungaria...

  20. A töredezett (kulturális test írása Polcz Alaine "Asszony a fronton" című művében

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Louise O. Vasvári

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available In this paper I will discuss Alaine Polcz’s Asszony a fronton (1991 ‘ Woman on the Front,’ subtitled Egy fejezet az életemb?l ‘A Chapter from My Life,’ as an extreme example of self-contradictory life writing, offering a fragmented self-representation of the author’s subjectivity through the narrative itineraries of both her privatized and publicized body through the last year of the Second World War. The term life writing is a particularly useful categorization for this text, since Hungarian critics have referred to it variously, sometimes in the same article, as ‘memoir, novel, autobiographical novel, documentary novel, memorial records’(memoár, regény, önéletrajzi regény, dokumentum regény, emlékiratok. I will consider how Polcz narrativizes her identity in the two parts of her story. In the first, writing about her young married life with an abusive alcoholic husband during wartime Transylvania in 1944-45 she is unable to step outside the conventional romance plot, narrating her life in terms of the most conservative conceptualization of heterosexual femininity and wifehood, premised on self-renunciation. At the same time, she subverts her surface story of masochistic other-centeredness with manipulation of gaps and secrets, creating an ongoing tension between the concealed and revealed.

  1. Chemical constituents of Zanthoxylum ekmanii (URB.) Alain

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Facundo, Valdir Alves; Silveira, Augusto Sergio Pinto da; Braz Filho, Raimundo; Pinto, Angelo C.; Rezende, Claudia M.

    2005-01-01

    Chemical investigation of Z. ekmanii resulted in the isolation of skimmianine, dictamnine, tembamide, sesamin, lupeol and β-sitosterol. The structures were established by spectroscopic analyses. This is the first report on the phytochemical study of the roots and leaves of Z. ekmanii. (author)

  2. 2749-IJBCS-Article-Alain Yaoitcha

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    hp

    Le présent travail a pour objectif d'étudier le potentiel d'émission des rejets des souches des arbres coupés pour la production du charbon de bois. L'inventaire des espèces exploitées a été réalisé dans 24 chantiers de production de charbon répartis dans trois Communes du Département des Collines au Bénin. Au.

  3. Materialism, Dialectics and Theology in Alain Badiou

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Karlsen, Mads Peter

    2014-01-01

    into an idealist and materialist dialectic, and presents an exposition of the latter. The second section outlines Badiou's critical analysis of the theological model implicit in Hegel's dialectics. The third section investigates the core of this criticism through a discussion of Badiou's reading of the “negation...

  4. 1744-IJBCS-Article-Alain K. Aissi +

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    hp

    2013 International Formulae Group. All rights reserved. .... conférences scientifiques, témoignages de bouche à .... consommateur est en droit d'attendre ne sont plus présentes). ..... Bénin : une contribution de la Coopération belge à la lutte ...

  5. Alain Touraine's «Antisociology»

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    L U Bronzino

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available The article is dedicated to the works of A. Touraine, who was one of the critics of classical sociology. He formulated the principles of «antisociology» and created «sociology of action» which helped him describe future social status, known as «programmable society».

  6. 1964-IJBCS-Article-Alain Aigue

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    hp

    Theoretical of investigation. Empirical investigation of long rainfall records. Journal des Sciences Hydrologiques,. 49(4) : 591–610. Koutsoyiannis D. 2005. Incertitude, entropie, effet d'échelle et propriétés stochastiques hydrologiques. Propriétés distributionnelles marginales des processus hydrologiques et échelle d'état.

  7. 2303-IJBCS-Article-Alain Ignassou Djinet

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    hp

    laquelle la culture a été effectuée Zara et al. (1982). Pendant nos expérimentations, nous avons constaté que les résultats en termes de rendement sont importants en saison des pluies qu'en saison sèche malgré la faible pluviométrie relevée pendant ces expérimentations. Cependant, plusieurs études ont montré l'action ...

  8. Compte rendu de Viala (Alain, La France galante. Essai historique sur une catégorie culturelle, de ses origines jusqu’à la révolution, Paris, PUF, coll. « Les Littéraires », 2008, 541 p.

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Alexandre De Craim

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Alain Viala, professeur à l’Université d’Oxford, a constaté que le concept de galanterie est souvent mobilisé lorsqu’il s’agit d’évoquer la France ou les Français. Cette association d’idée l’a alors conduit à étudier, au-delà du lieu commun, comment un certain modèle galant s’est construit, a prospéré et enfin a décliné tout au long des xviie et xviiie siècles. Pour y parvenir, l’auteur se propose une méthode : l’exploration des œuvres picturales, musicales et littéraires revendiquées comme g...

  9. Finite Heisenberg-Weyl Groups and Golay Complementary Sequences

    National Research Council Canada - National Science Library

    Howard, S. D; Calderbank, A. R; Moran, W

    2006-01-01

    .... Libraries of waveforms formed using these constructions are able to provide collections of ambiguity functions that cover the range-Doppler plane in an efficient way, and thus provide the basis...

  10. 2530-IJBCS-Article-Alain S A Ambe

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    hp

    vitro sur des cellules HFF a mis en évidence des effets cytotoxiques de la plante sur les cellules humaines à des ... compte le coût élevé des médicaments ..... solubilisés dans du diméthylsulfoxyde. (DMSO) 10 mM puis l'absorbance ou la densité optique (DO) a été mesuré. La mesure de la densité optique (DO) de chaque ...

  11. 2530-IJBCS-Article-Alain S A Ambe

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    hp

    2015 International Formulae Group. All rights ... Mots clés: Mode de préparation, Candida albicans, cytotoxicité, Cellules HFF ; Enantia polycarpa. ... marché et utilisées en thérapeutique ont perdu ...... Manque d'Accès aux Médicaments.

  12. 741-IJBCS-Article-Dr Bidié Alain Philippe

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    DR GATSING

    were observed in the serum concentration of urea, uric acid and creatinine at high doses. This indicates the ... This anti- malaric potential of MYTA has been scientifically proven by Dje et al. (1997). The ... This experiment was conducted in three. (03) months to .... conditions and the kinetics of the reaction measured at 490 ...

  13. Alain Badiou, Jacques Lacan and the Ethics of Teaching

    Science.gov (United States)

    Taubman, Peter M.

    2010-01-01

    This paper argues that Badiou's and Lacan's theorizations of ethics offer a way to formulate an ethics of teaching and to explore what such an ethics might look like when teachers encounter events that disrupt their quotidian lives. Relying on the work of Badiou and Lacan, the paper critiques mainstream approaches to the ethics of teaching and…

  14. L’INVISIBLE ET LE VISIBLE SELON ALAIN ROBBE-GRILLET (The Invisible and the Visible in the Work of Alain Robbe–Grillet

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Josef Fulka

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The present text is an attempt to re-read Robbe-Grillet’s Jealousy in the perspective of what modern psychology calls “the theory of mind”. The author attempts to show that Robbe-Grillet’s literary procedure consists, at least in part, in presenting the characters as deprived of inner mental states, thus approaching the theory of “mindblindness”, presented in a different context, by the psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen.

  15. Democracia e sujeito: uma relação indissociável na obra de Alain Touraine (Democracy and subject: an indissocial relation on Alain Touraine work

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Maria Salete da Silva

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Resumo: Refletir sobre a democracia na contemporaneidade é, sem dúvida, um exercício legítimo e indispensável. A expressão “democracia”, ao longo dos tempos, foi apropriada por diferentes grupos e, evidentemente, encerra sentidos, formas, intenções e projetos societários distintos. No imaginário popular, a democracia está geralmente associada à presença de eleição de governantes ou de representantes. Porém, esse é apenas um procedimento formal que, por si só, não expressa o seu conteúdo. Logo, surge a necessidade de qualificar o termo, caso contrário, pode-se contribuir para a banalização e o esvaziamento de seu significado. É preciso saber de que democracia se está falando, bem como distinguir entre a forma, ou os procedimentos, e o seu conteúdo. Diante disso, explorar a concepção de democracia e de sujeito sob o ponto de vista de Touraine foi o objetivo do estudo que deu origem a este artigo, sem, no entanto, a pretensão de esgotar o debate. Dentre os resultados da pesquisa, constatou-se que só há democracias mediante a existência de sujeitos individuais e coletivos que assumem a criação da própria vida, que reconhecem a pluralidade de interesses e valores a serem negociados no espaço público e que respeitam a diversidade de culturas, de modo a fomentar a comunicação entre os diferentes.Abstract: To reflect on the democracy on contemporaneous days is with no doubt an essential exercise. Different groups have been using the expression “democracy”, during these times, and, obviously, it contains feelings, forms, intentions and distinct sociable projects. On popular imaginary, the democracy is usually associated to the election of representatives for governing. However, this is only a formal proceeding that, by itself, does not express its content. Consequently, there is the need of qualifying the term; otherwise, we may contribute to a vulgarization and a deflation of its meaning. It is necessary to know exactly what democracy we are talking about, as well as to distinguish among the form, the procedures, and the content of the word. Regard to that, to explore the conception of democracy and of the subject under the Touraine viewpoint was our aim in this study, without, nevertheless, the pretension to empty the debate. Within the research results, we verify that there is only democracy when the involved. subjects assume their own lives and recognize the plurality of interests and values to be negotiate in the public place, respecting the culture diversity in order to foment the communication among the different ones.

  16. Euroopa muretseb narkomaania pärast Eestis / Alain Wallon ; interv. Andri Maimets

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Wallon, Alain

    2004-01-01

    Euroopa Narkoseire Keskuse hinnangul peab Eesti riik võitluses uimastitega rohkem tähelepanu pöörama venekeelsele kogukonnale. Euroopa Liidu uimastiseire aruandega kutsutakse liikmesriike üles tegelema aktiivselt narkopoliitikaga ja aitama väiksemaid riike. Kaart: Kanepi tarbimine Euroopas. Vt. samas Andri Maimets. Euroopa noored kanepi küüsis

  17. Das Konzept "Neue Soziale Bewegungen" nach Alain Touraine und die Grenzen seiner Anwendbarkeit in Guatemala

    OpenAIRE

    Kalny, Eva

    2012-01-01

    "Sowohl indigene Bewegungen als auch soziale Bewegungen gegen Großprojekte wie Staudämme, Minen und den Anbau von Palmöl und Zuckerrohr für die Gewinnung von Agrarsprit sind im Nachkriegsguatemala sehr aktiv. Dabei ist im letzten Jahrzehnt eine Verschiebung von identitären Forderungen hin zur vermehrten Verteidigung natürlicher Ressourcen beobachtbar. Der verstärkte Kampf um die Erhaltung des Lebensraums, der in ganz Lateinamerika zu beobachten ist, greift in Guatemala auf indigene Konzepte z...

  18. DALL’«ARTICOLO EPR» AGLI ESPERIMENTI DI ALAIN ASPECT: IL LUNGO CAMMINO DEL PROBLEMA DELLA NONLOCALITÀ IN MECCANICA QUANTISTICA

    OpenAIRE

    Matarese, Vera

    2014-01-01

    Quando, nel 1935, venne pubblicato il famoso articolo chiamato poi “EPR Paper” per le iniziali dei suoi autori - Einstein, Podolsky, Rosen -, la comunità scientifica dovette confrontarsi non solo con le manifeste provocazioni che il suo argomento voleva mostrare, ma anche con latenti problemi che sarebbero sbocciati più avanti in tutti i loro stridenti contrasti. L’incompletezza della meccanica quantistica, che l’“articolo EPR” si proponeva di dimostrare, poggiava infatti su un principio molt...

  19. The Law of the Subject: Alain Badiou, Luitzen Brouwer and the Kripkean Analyses of Forcing and the Heyting Calculus

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Zachary Fraser

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available One of the central tasks of Badioursquo;s Being and Event is to elaborate a theory of the subject in the wake of an axiomatic identification of ontology with mathematics, or, to be precise, with classical Zermelo-Fraenkel set theory. The subject, for Badiou, is essentially a free project that originates in an event, and subtracts itself from both being qua being, as well as the linguistic and epistemic apparatuses that govern the situation. The subjective project is, itself, conceived as the temporal unfolding of a lsquo;truthrsquo;. Originating in an event and unfolding in time, the subject cannot, for Badiou, be adequately understood in strictly ontological, i.e. set-theoretical, terms, insofar as neither the event nor time have any place in classical set theory. Badiou nevertheless seeks to articulate the ontological infrastructure of the subject within set theory, and for this he fastens onto Cohenrsquo;s concepts of genericity and forcing: the former gives us the set-theoretic structure of the truth to which the subject aspires, the latter gives us the immanent logic of the subjective procedure, the ldquo;law of the subjectrdquo;. Through the forcing operation, the subject is capable of deriving veridical statements from the local status of the truth that it pursues. Between these set-theoretic structures, and a doctrine of the event and temporality, Badiou envisions the subject as an irreducibly diachronic unfolding of a truth subtracted from language, a subject which expresses a logic quite distinct from that which governs the axiomatic deployment of his classical ontology. This vision of the subject is not unique to Badioursquo;s work. We find a strikingly similar conception in the thought of L.E.J. Brouwer, the founder of intuitionist mathematics. Brouwer, too, insists on the necessary subtraction of truth from language, and on its irreducibly temporal genesis. This genesis, in turn, is entirely concentrated in the autonomous activity of the subject. Moreover, this activity, through which the field of intuitionistic mathematics is generated, expresses a logical structure that, in 1963, Saul Kripke showed to be isomorphic with the forcing relation. In the following essay, I take up an enquiry into the structure of these two theories of the subject, and seek to elucidate both their points of divergence and their strange congruencies; the former, we will see, primarily concern the position of the subject, while the latter concern its form. The paper ends with an examination of the consequences that this study implies for Badioursquo;s resolutely classical approach to ontology, and his identification of ontology as a truth procedure.

  20. DALL’«ARTICOLO EPR» AGLI ESPERIMENTI DI ALAIN ASPECT: IL LUNGO CAMMINO DEL PROBLEMA DELLA NONLOCALITÀ IN MECCANICA QUANTISTICA

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Vera Matarese

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Quando, nel 1935, venne pubblicato il famoso articolo chiamato poi “EPR Paper” per le iniziali dei suoi autori - Einstein, Podolsky, Rosen -, la comunità scientifica dovette confrontarsi non solo con le manifeste provocazioni che il suo argomento voleva mostrare, ma anche con latenti problemi che sarebbero sbocciati più avanti in tutti i loro stridenti contrasti. L’incompletezza della meccanica quantistica, che l’“articolo EPR” si proponeva di dimostrare, poggiava infatti su un principio molto problematico, quello della località, che sarebbe esploso nell’esperimento prima concettuale di Bohm e poi sperimentale di Aspect. Ciò che questo articolo vuole delineare è lo sviluppo del problema della nonlocalità, dai suoi albori fino alla prova della sua effettiva esistenza nel mondo quantistico, dove, come ben ha dimostrato Bell, nulla possono fare le variabili nascoste per dissolvere la realtà nonlocale di alcuni fenomeni.

  1. 106-17 Telemetry Standards Chapter 7 Packet Telemetry Downlink

    Science.gov (United States)

    2017-07-31

    Decoding Golay Code ..................................................................................................... A-2 A.4. Decoding the...respectively.1 The coding and decoding of the Golay code is illustrated in Figure A-1. Figure A-1. Golay Code Encoding and Decoding The...following sections are C code reference implementation and define the required behavior of encoding and decoding the extended binary Golay code

  2. Perforated Peptic Ulcer: Different Ethnic, Climatic and Fasting Risk Factors for Morbidity in Al-Ain Medical District, United Arab Emirates

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Fawaz Chikh Torab

    2009-04-01

    Conclusion: Patients with dyspeptic symptoms and a history of previous PUD should be considered for prophylactic treatment to prevent ulcer recurrence during prolonged daytime fasting in Ramadan, especially during the winter time.

  3. Le point de vue, Cahiers de praxématique n° 41, coordonné par Alain Rabatel, Montpellier, 2003

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    2005-07-01

    Full Text Available Ce numéro des Cahiers de praxématique est consacré au point de vue. Cette notion utilisée d’abord par la critique littéraire (Pouillon en 1946 est ensuite passée au champ de la linguistique du discours (Ducrot en 1984. Pour la narratologie, le PDV (point de vue « traite de la prise en charge des informations narratives ». Selon l’approche de Gérard Genette, qui lui a substitué le terme de focalisation, si c’est bien le narrateur qui raconte, les événements sont représentés soit à partir de...

  4. Recensión del libro “La vie en réseau. Dynamique des relations sociales” de Claire Bidart, Alain Degenne y Michel Grossetti

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Ainhoa de Federico

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Este libro es una contribución fundamental al estudio de la dinámica de las redes personales. Comienza definiendo qué es una relación, que es una red y cómo ambas se articulan entre ellas y con los círculos sociales más estructurados en que emergen. A partir de un marco teórico claro, permite describir y comprender los distintos tipos de dinámicas implicadas en las relaciones y las redes, en relación con su historia, su articulación con el mundo social, los eventos biográficos, las trayectorias de vida y la estructura social.

  5. Proposal for carbon prices that concord with the Paris Agreement. Mission report Pascal Canfin, Alain Grandjean, Gerard Mestrallet Commission presented to Segolene Royal, president of the COP 21

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Canfin, Pascal; Grandjean, Alain; Mestrallet, Gerard; Maillet, Anais; Perissin Fabert, Baptiste; Massoni, Michel; Dambrine, Fabrice; Valerian, Francois; Faraco, Benoit; Chassagnette, Anne; Casterman, Herve; Auber, Sophie

    2016-07-01

    The reported mission aimed at identifying practical modalities by which a more robust than now carbon price trajectory could be guaranteed on the European carbon market, at identifying conditions and modalities of integration of a carbon component into the energy taxation of European countries for sectors not concerned by the European carbon market, and at giving proposals for the implementation of a floor price for the production of electric power at the European scale. Thus, after a summary for policy makers, and a formulation of 10 proposals, this report addresses the implementation of a price corridor on the European market: description and limits of the European carbon market, existing or projected foreign examples, analysis of possible options, envisaged corridor levels, effects on European emissions, effect on companies concerned by the EU ETS, effect on other economic actors and households, opinion of GNOs, effect on bidding revenues, position of the European Commission and Parliament, follow-up modalities, legal aspects. It discusses the role of the arrangement for a quicker phasing out of coal in France: description of the French context in terms of emissions, existing carbon tariffing systems and objectives of emission reduction, objectives of the arrangement, implementation options, environmental, economic and political effects of the uniform tax, solutions and their impacts on European policies. The last part addresses the promotion of carbon pricing in the world

  6. Alain Bresson, Marie-Paule Masson, Stavros Perentidis, Jérôme Wilgaux, Parenté et société dans le monde grec de l'Antiquité à l’âge moderne

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Hervé Guillorel

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Il faut tout d’abord féliciter les Éditions Ausonius et les différentes personnes qui ont supervisé, conçu et mené à bien la publication de ces actes, car il s’agit, sur le plan formel, d’un ouvrage remarquable : qualité de la reliure et du papier, des mises en page (avec des notes en bas de page ce qui évite au lecteur de passer son temps à errer entre la page en cours et la fin de l’ouvrage, choix d’une bibliographie générale et mises au point de plusieurs index (des sources, des lieux et ...

  7. Gradiva, Pigen der går fremad

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Holm, Henrik

    2013-01-01

    Analyse af kopi i gips efter antikt relief, kaldet "Gradiva". Fra Sigmund Freud over Surrelismen til Alain Robbe-Grillet.......Analyse af kopi i gips efter antikt relief, kaldet "Gradiva". Fra Sigmund Freud over Surrelismen til Alain Robbe-Grillet....

  8. Mechanical Pre-Stressing a Transducer through a Negative DC Biasing Field

    Science.gov (United States)

    2017-04-21

    Undersea Warfare Center ONR Office of Naval Research PMN-PT Lead Magnesium Niobate-Lead Titanate PZT Lead Zirconate Titanate 1 MECHANICAL...stiff material (such as aluminum or magnesium ). With the ceramic stack sandwiched between the two masses, a two degree-of-freedom system is...Aerotech, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA. Sayer, M., Judd, B.A., EI -Assal, K., Prasad, E., “Poling of Piezoelectric Ceramics,” Journal of the Canadian

  9. Filmikunsti kolm palet / Andres Maimik

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Maimik, Andres, 1970-

    1999-01-01

    Tallinna filmifestival linastunud mängufilmid "Reekviem" : režissöör Alain Tanner : Šveits - Prantsusmaa - Portugal 1998, "Õnnelikult koos" : režissöör Wong Kar-Wai : Hongkong 1997 ja "Tuntud vana laul" : režissöör Alain Resnais : Prantsusmaa - Šveits - Suurbritannia 1997

  10. Delegation of Canadian scientists accompanied by Swiss Ambassador to Canada Urs Ziswiler (fourth from left) visiting the ATLAS assembly hall.

    CERN Multimedia

    Maximilien Brice

    2002-01-01

    From left to right: John Ellis, Michael Bancroft, Robert Orr, Ambassor Ziswiler, Brigitte Léger, Robert McPherson, Isabel Trigger, Arthur Carty, Claude Leroy, James Pinfold, Louise Proulx, Carmen Charette (partly hidden), Alain Caillé, Dennis Salahub, Paul Guild, Alain Shotter, Nigel Lloyd, Regula Bubb, Benjamin Smith, Pekka Sinervo, Peter Jenni.

  11. No 2868. Report made on behalf of the commission of finances, general economy and plan about the proposal of resolution (no 2790) from M. Alain Bocquet aiming at creating an inquiry commission about the conditions of bringing out of EDF's shares, about the opening of its capital to the financial market, about the recourse to forced shareholders and about the consequences of this situation in the realization of its public utility missions

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    2006-02-01

    The creation of an inquiry commission was requested by part of the house of commons in order to analyze the conditions of Electricite de France (EDF) privatization and in particular some discreditable means that might have been implemented by banks, by the direction of EDF and by the public authorities to accelerate the privatization of the national electric utility and to make it a success. The aim of this report is to analyze the admissibility of this request before launching the creation of an inquiry commission. It stresses on the impreciseness of the fraud charges, on the success of EDF's capital increase and concludes on the unsuitability of an inquiry commission to supply answers to these charges. (J.S.)

  12. Short communication

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    abp

    2017-02-01

    Feb 1, 2017 ... which no bacterial cause had been found by culture or by molecular biology. Isolation of ... Germany for sequencing. Analysis with the Blast .... Alain Farra was the principal investigator, working from levies on sites, cultivation ...

  13. Uudiseid maailmast / Nele-Eva Steinfeld

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Steinfeld, Nele-Eva

    2013-01-01

    Lühisõnumeid muusikamaailmast: Van Cliburn. Wolfgang Sawallisch. Marie-Claire Alain. New Yorgi Metropolitan Opera uudiseid. Mihhail Pletnjov taas laval. Frankfurdi raadio sümfooniaorkestri uus peadirigent. Jāzeps Vītols 150.

  14. Mitmekesine, mitmel viisil kesine / Ly Lestberg

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Lestberg, Ly, 1965-

    2004-01-01

    Arvustus: Robbe-Grillet, Alain. Džinn : punane auk ebaühtlaste sillutuskivide vahel : moodsa aja lugemik = Djinn : un trou rouge entre les pavés disjoints / Heli Alliku tõlge. [Tallinn] : Valgus, 2004. (Homo ludens)

  15. [Raamat] / Tarmo Rajamets

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Rajamets, Tarmo, 1969-

    2004-01-01

    Tutvustus: Robbe-Grillet, Alain. Džinn : punane auk ebaühtlaste sillutuskivide vahel : moodsa aja lugemik = Djinn : un trou rouge entre les pavés disjoints / Heli Alliku tõlge. [Tallinn] : Valgus, 2004. (Homo ludens)

  16. The local index formula in noncommutative geometry

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Higson, N.

    2003-01-01

    These notes present a partial account of the local index theorem in non-commutative geometry discovered by Alain Connes and Henri Moscovici. It includes Elliptic partial differential operators, cyclic homology theory, Chern characters, homotopy invariants and the index formulas

  17. Hepatitis E and Maternal Deaths

    Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Podcasts

    Dr. Alain Labrique, assistant professor in the Department of International Health and Department of Epidemiology at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, gives us his perspective on hepatitis E and maternal deaths.

  18. Jätkub filmisari "Ainult friikidele"

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    2008-01-01

    Filmisarjas "Ainult friikidele" linastub Tallinnas Sõpruse kinos täna ja Tartus Athena Keskuses homme Alain Corneau' kutuslik kriminaalfilm "Serie noir" : Prantsusmaa 1979. Suurepärase rolli teeb Patrick Dewaere

  19. Matrjoshku zavernjom v oblozhku / Jekaterina Rodina

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Rodina, Jekaterina

    2005-01-01

    Tallinna iseloomustava suveniiri leidmiseks korraldatud konkursist. Esikoha võitis nahakunstnike Alain ja Evgenija Auna nahkkaantega raeraamat. Teise koha sai disainer Leonardo Meigase Pühavaimu kiriku kella miniatuurne koopia. Kirjeldatud teisi tunnustatud suveniire

  20. Kusagil struktuurides on kallutatud jõud / Lasse Lehis

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Lehis, Lasse, 1972-

    2010-01-01

    Kõrgete riigiametnike ja poliitikute kohtuasjadest: kauaaegse Baieri peaministri Franz-Josef Straußi tütre Monika Hohlmeieri juhtumist, Prantsusmaa endise peaministri, linnapea ja europarlamendi liikme Alain Juppé kohtulahendist ja Itaalia peaministri Silvio Berlusconi kohtuasjadest

  1. Antioxidant benzophenones and xanthones from the root bark of ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    Antioxidant benzophenones and xanthones from the root bark of Garcinia smeathmannii. Alain Meli Lannang, Justin Komguem, Fernande Ngounou Ngninzeko, Jean Gustave Tangmouo, David Lontsi, Asma Ajaz, Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary, Beiban Luc Sondengam, Atta -ur-Rahman ...

  2. Case report

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    ebutamanya

    2015-12-21

    Dec 21, 2015 ... &Corresponding author: Traoré Ibrahim Alain, Anesthesiology and Reanimation Department, Bobo-Dioulasso University, Burkina-Faso .... general anesthesia is a major concern for all anaesthetists. To ... dental trauma.

  3. Modifikace, změna, událost: Badiou a ontologie historicity

    Czech Academy of Sciences Publication Activity Database

    Růžička, Jiří

    2016-01-01

    Roč. 13, č. 1 (2016), s. 121-153 ISSN 1214-7249 Institutional support: RVO:67985955 Keywords : Alain Badiou * philosophy of history * historicity * event * historical materialism Subject RIV: AA - Philosophy ; Religion

  4. Vegetative propagation of twelve fodder tree species indigenous to ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    Vegetative propagation of twelve fodder tree species indigenous to the Sahel, West Africa. Catherine Ky-Dembele, Jules Bayala, Antoine Kalinganire, Fatoumata Tata Traoré, Bréhima Koné, Alain Olivier ...

  5. CMS delegation for MTB55 held at Tata Institute in Mumbai (Bombay) during CMS week 14 December 2000.

    CERN Multimedia

    A. Payn

    2000-01-01

    CMS delegation at MTB55 in Tata Institue Mumbai on 14 December 2000. From left to right Bertrand Blau/ETHZ, Stefania Farinon/INFN-Genova, Alain Hervé/CERN, Lucien Veillet/CERN, Jean-Paul Grillet/CERN, Yves Pabot/Saclay, Bruno Levesy/Saclay, Alain Payn/Saclay, François Kircher/Saclay, Benoît Curé/CERN.

  6. Low Complexity Tail-Biting Trellises for Some Extremal Self-Dual Codes

    OpenAIRE

    Olocco , Grégory; Otmani , Ayoub

    2002-01-01

    International audience; We obtain low complexity tail-biting trellises for some extremal self-dual codes for various lengths and fields such as the [12,6,6] ternary Golay code and a [24,12,8] Hermitian self-dual code over GF(4). These codes are obtained from a particular family of cyclic Tanner graphs called necklace factor graphs.

  7. Performance trade-off in an adaptive IEEE 802.11ad waveform design for a joint automotive radar and communication system.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2017-05-01

    The IEEE 802.11ad waveform can be used for automotive radar by exploiting the Golay complementary sequences in the preamble of a frame. The performance of radar, however, is limited by the preamble structure. In this paper, we propose an adaptive pre...

  8. Optimum short-time polynomial regression for signal analysis

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    A Sreenivasa Murthy

    the Proceedings of European Signal Processing Conference. (EUSIPCO) 2008. ... In a seminal paper, Savitzky and Golay [4] showed that short-time polynomial modeling is ...... We next consider a linearly frequency-modulated chirp with an exponentially .... 1 http://www.physionet.org/physiotools/matlab/ECGwaveGen/.

  9. Atmospheric Transmittance/Radiance: Computer Code LOWTRAN 5

    Science.gov (United States)

    1980-02-21

    D. 0. 0 4 DNODD *• : 000.1 • 10 -7o. S0 C O EL4 ? • 4 ....5. 40...... ..... 4..........*............ ........ S....... * RMODEL.7 * 0. 071 4’. 2...while the receiver was a Golay cell mounted at the focus of a 76-cm diameter 80. Arnold, D.H., Lake, D. B., and Sanders, R. (1970) Comparative Measui

  10. CrossTalk: The Journal of Defense Software Engineering. Volume 20, Number 2

    Science.gov (United States)

    2007-02-01

    profiles and guides so that compliance with ISO /IEC 12207 and/or ISO 9001:2000 and ISO /IEC 15504 process assessment becomes pos- sible with a minimum...Enterprises This article discusses the utilization of ISO /IEC JTC 1/SC7 in very small enterprises. by Claude Y. Laporte, Alain April, and Alain Renault 4 8 13...Group determined that a three-year validity peri- od, similar to that established for ISO 9000:2000, would be the most reasonable length of time. (We

  11. Uma ética para os novos desdobramentos da reforma psiquiátrica Ethics for the new development in psychiatric reform

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Oswaldo França Neto

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Fazendo uso de elaborações de Giorgio Agamben e Alain Badiou, e tendo como pano de fundo a teoria lacaniana, este texto propõe que a Reforma Psiquiátrica teria entrado em uma segunda etapa, sendo necessário ressituarmos o que seria uma ética que contemplasse seus novos desdobramentos.Through a study of the works of Giorgio Agamben and Alain Badiou, and based on the Lacanian theory, this paper proposes that the Psychiatric Reform has entered into a second phase, therefore requiring a new look at the standard of ethics in light of these developments.

  12. Ox : Lunch Menu

    OpenAIRE

    Ox, Belfast

    2015-01-01

    In March 2013 two long standing friends, each passionate about their craft, each with a desire to bring something new to the Belfast restaurant scene combined forces and opened OX overlooking the River Lagan. Belfast-born Stephen and Brittany native Alain met while working in L’Arpège, the iconic, world-famous restaurant of radical talent Alain Passard in Paris. Having gone on to work in various other influential and inspirational restaurants they have honed their skills, developed their t...

  13. Ox : Tasting Menu

    OpenAIRE

    Ox, Belfast

    2015-01-01

    In March 2013 two long standing friends, each passionate about their craft, each with a desire to bring something new to the Belfast restaurant scene combined forces and opened OX overlooking the River Lagan. Belfast-born Stephen and Brittany native Alain met while working in L’Arpège, the iconic, world-famous restaurant of radical talent Alain Passard in Paris. Having gone on to work in various other influential and inspirational restaurants they have honed their skills, developed their t...

  14. Processus de formation et relations spatio-temporelles des minéralisations à or et argent en contexte volcanique Précambrien (Jbel Saghro, Anti-Atlas, Maroc). Implications sur les relations déformation-magmatisme-volcanisme-hydrothermalisme

    OpenAIRE

    Tuduri , Johann

    2005-01-01

    M. Michel FAURE Professeur, Université d'Orléans Examinateur M. Didier MARQUER Professeur, Université de Besançon - Rapporteur M. Alain CHEILLETZ Professeur, ENSG-INPL, Vandoeuvre-lès Nancy - Rapporteur M. Alain CHAUVET Chargé de recherche CNRS, Montpellier - Directeur de thèse M. Luc BARBANSON Maître de Conférences, Université d'Orléans - Co-Directeur de thèse M. Aomar ENNACIRI - Directeur Service Géologie SMI - Examinateur; Within the Jbel Saghro (Eastern Anti-Atlas, Morocco), two major tec...

  15. Hvem sagde masser?

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Porsgaard, Kasper; Hansen, Brian Benjamin

    2015-01-01

    The article introduces the theory of political movement and collective subjectivity developed in the works of Alain Badiou. It does so from the vantage point of the historical notion of the 'mass' or 'mass movement'. The notion of the 'mass' is still present in present public discourse and is eff......The article introduces the theory of political movement and collective subjectivity developed in the works of Alain Badiou. It does so from the vantage point of the historical notion of the 'mass' or 'mass movement'. The notion of the 'mass' is still present in present public discourse...

  16. Super-resolution microscopy reveals a preformed NEMO lattice structure that is collapsed in incontinentia pigmenti

    CSIR Research Space (South Africa)

    Scholefield, Janine

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Boucharlat4, Emmanuel Laplantine5, Asma Smahi6, Alain Israe¨l5, Fabrice Agou4 & Musa M. Mhlanga1,2,7 The NF-kB pathway has critical roles in cancer, immunity and inflammatory responses. Understanding the mechanism(s) by which mutations in genes involved...

  17. Bidrag til Den Store Danske Encyklopædi

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Boel, Bent

    2002-01-01

    18 artikler: Edouard Balladur, José Bové, Jean-Pierre Chevènement, Jacques Chirac, Laurent Fabius, Front national, Lionel Jospin, Alain Juppé, Pierre Mauroy, Parti communiste français, Parti socialiste, Charles Pasqua, Jean-Marie Le Pen, Jean-Pierre Raffarin, Rassemblement pour la République...

  18. 76 FR 42121 - Final Notice of a Finding of No Significant Impact for a Programmatic Environmental Assessment...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-07-18

    ... for a Programmatic Environmental Assessment Implementing a Wind Energy Program at Marine Forces... Wind Energy Program at Marine Forces Reserve (MARFORRES) Facilities Located Across the United States... 12, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alain D. Flexer, Energy Manager, Marine Forces Reserve...

  19. 25th Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting: CNS-2016

    OpenAIRE

    Sharpee, Tatyana O.; Destexhe, Alain; Kawato, Mitsuo; Sekulić, Vladislav; Skinner, Frances K.; Wójcik, Daniel K.; Chintaluri, Chaitanya; Cserpán, Dorottya; Somogyvári, Zoltán; Kim, Jae Kyoung; Kilpatrick, Zachary P.; Bennett, Matthew R.; Josić, Kresimir; Elices, Irene; Arroyo, David

    2016-01-01

    Table of contents A1 Functional advantages of cell-type heterogeneity in neural circuits Tatyana O. Sharpee A2 Mesoscopic modeling of propagating waves in visual cortex Alain Destexhe A3 Dynamics and biomarkers of mental disorders Mitsuo Kawato F1 Precise recruitment of spiking output at theta frequencies requires dendritic h-channels in multi-compartment models of oriens-lac...

  20. A new species of Besleria (Gesneriaceae) from the western Amazon rainforest

    OpenAIRE

    Gabriel Emiliano Ferreira; Andréa Onofre De Araújo; Michael John Gilbert Hopkins; Alain Chautems

    2017-01-01

    Gabriel Emiliano Ferreira, Andréa Onofre De Araújo, Michael John Gilbert Hopkins, Alain Chautems (2017): A new species of Besleria (Gesneriaceae) from the western Amazon rainforest. Brittonia 69 (2): 241-245, DOI: 10.1007/s12228-017-9464-6

  1. Géographies esthétiques de l'imaginaire postcolonial

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Bojsen, Heidi

    Med udgangspunkt i udvalgte begreber om litterær udsigelse og fortællerstrategier hentet fra Mihail Bakhtine, Emile Benveniste og Alain Ducrot præsenteres en ny måde at begrebsliggøre udsigelsessubjektet på i litterære tekster. Nyskabelsen sker bl.a. ved at inddrage Michel Foucaults begreb om...

  2. “Wafts of what conspired”: Seamus Heaney’s District and Circle and the Holocaust

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    Kosters, O.R.

    2014-01-01

    In this article, I read Seamus Heaney’s 2006 collection District and Circle in terms of motifs that connect many of its poems to themes of war and violence. Offering a detailed analysis of Heaney’s use of stock Holocaust imagery, or “topoi,” first introduced as such by Alain Resnais’ film essay Nuit

  3. Nepal

    CERN Multimedia

    Hubert,N

    1984-01-01

    Nadine Hubert essaie de nous faire connaître ce pays fascinant qu'elle aime tant. Présentation d'un film commenté par Alain Hubert qui nous fait partager avec beaucoup d'émotion et passion ses impressions qu'il a vécu à l'ascension avec André Georges.

  4. Hoe veranderen we de wereld? Of: Zandkastelen bouwen in de regen

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    Douglas, Scott|info:eu-repo/dai/nl/370529529

    2013-01-01

    Bundel met essays van Alain Badiou, Margaret Atwood, John Gray, Rory Stewart, Parag Khanna, Evgeny Morozov, Rory Sutherland, Agnes Heller, Roger Scruton, Daniel Pick en de winnaar van de Nexus Connect-essaywedstrijd, Scott Douglas. Het mandaat om de wereld te veranderen moet worden teruggegeven aan

  5. AA, vacuum tank for stochastic precooling

    CERN Multimedia

    CERN PhotoLab

    1979-01-01

    The vaccum tank in which the fast stochastic precooling kicker was installed. It is clad with heating jackets for bake-out to 200 deg C, indispensable for reaching the operational vacuum of 7E-11 Torr. Alain Poncet, responsible for AA vacuum, is looking on. See also 7910268, 8002234.

  6. Journal of Biosciences | Indian Academy of Sciences

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Synergy between verapamil and other multidrug -resistance modulators in model membranes · Madeleine Castaing Alain Loiseau Athel Cornish-Bowden · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF. Various cationic lipophilic compounds can reverse the multidrug resistance of cancer cells. Possible interaction between these ...

  7. Genome Sequence of Anoxybacillus flavithermus Strain AK1, a Thermophile Isolated from a Hot Spring in Saudi Arabia

    KAUST Repository

    Khalil, Amjad

    2015-06-04

    Anoxybacillus flavithermus strain AK1 was isolated from Al-Ain Alhara, a thermal hot spring located 50 km southeast of the city of Gazan, Saudi Arabia (16°56ʹN, 43°15ʹE). The sequenced and annotated genome is 2,630,664 bp and encodes 2,799 genes.

  8. On the uniqueness of the injective III1 factor

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Haagerup, U.

    2016-01-01

    We give a new proof of a theorem due to Alain Connes, that an injective factor N of type III1 with separable predual and with trivial bicentralizer is isomorphic to the Araki-Woods type III1 factor R∞. This, combined with the author's solution to the bicentralizer problem for injective III1 facto...

  9. La sténose urétérale post infectieuse et la mégacalicose: un train ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    La sténose urétérale post infectieuse et la mégacalicose: un train qui en cache un autre. Babacar Sine, Ndeye Aissatou Bagayogo, Boubacar Fall, Yaya Sow, Amath Thiam, Alioune Sarr, Abdou Razak Hamidou Zakou, Samba Thiapato Faye, Babacar Diao, Papa Ahmed Fall, Alain khassim Ndoye ...

  10. Filmimaailm / Aare Ermel

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Ermel, Aare, 1957-2013

    2010-01-01

    Lühisõnumeid filmimaailmast: Režissöör Terry Gilliami unistus ekraniseerida klassikateos "Don Quijote" nurjus. Ansambel Queenist hakatakse filmi tegema. "Kadunud paradiis" on tulekul. Lähiminevikus lahkunuid: Alain Corneau (7. aug. 1943 - 29. aug. 2010) ja Claude Chabrol (24. juuni 1930 - 12. sept. 2010)

  11. Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Ethiopia - Vol 18, No 2 (2004)

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    aops): case of the mineralization of 2,4,5-t on bdd electrode · EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT · DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. Birame Boye, Enric Brillas, Beatrice Marselli, Pierre-Alain Michaud, Christos ...

  12. Browse Title Index

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    Items 101 - 150 of 957 ... Vol 18, No 2 (2004), Electrochemical decontamination of waters by advanced oxidation processes (aops): case of the mineralization of 2,4,5-t on bdd electrode, Abstract PDF. Birame Boye, Enric Brillas, Beatrice Marselli, Pierre-Alain Michaud, Christos Comninellis, Mor Marième Dieng. Vol 17, No 1 ...

  13. Evaluation of Green Dot's Locke Transformation Project: Findings for Cohort 1 and 2 Students. CRESST Report 815

    Science.gov (United States)

    Herman, Joan L.; Wang, Jia; Rickles, Jordan; Hsu, Vivian; Monroe, Scott; Leon, Seth; Straubhaar, Rolf

    2012-01-01

    With funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, CRESST conducted a multi-year evaluation of a major school reform project at Alain Leroy Locke High School, historically one of California's lowest performing secondary schools. Beginning in 2007, Locke High School transitioned into a set of smaller, Green Dot Charter High Schools,…

  14. Soovitan raamatut ja filme / Mari-Liis Viljur

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Viljur, Mari-Liis

    2013-01-01

    Juhan Lepasaare Alutaguse maastikke ning loomi tutvustava raamatu "Sooradadel" teise trüki, universumi, Maa ja elu tekkest jutustava Alain Sarde filmi "Tekkelugu" (Genesis) ning Riho Västriku ja Vasili Sarana Leena jõest jutustava kahe osalise filmi "Suur jõgi" tutvustused

  15. Non-traumatic perforation of the small bowel | Eid | African Health ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    ... medical records of four patients who have presented with non-traumatic perforation of the small bowel and were treated at Al-Ain Hospital during the last 5 years were studied retrospectively. Results: The presenting symptoms of all patients were similar. Erect chest X-ray has shown free air under diaphragm in 3 patients.

  16. White Paranoia

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Jørholt, Eva

    2017-01-01

    Inspired by Alain Robbe-Grillet’s novel La Jalousie (1957), the essay contends that Michael Haneke’s Caché (2005) takes its viewers inside a postcolonial white paranoia which is, arguably, the root cause of the exclusion, segregation and racist discrimination that many immigrants from the former ...

  17. Some of the participants in the CMS magnet project pose in front of first module, which has just arrived at CERN.

    CERN Multimedia

    Maximilien Brice

    2004-01-01

    Among them: Alain Hervé, CMS technical co-ordinator (holding his helmet); to his right, Pasquale Fabbricatore, in charge of the winding of the CMS magnet, from INFN in Genoa; and to his left, Domenico Campi, head of the CMS magnet group

  18. Black Films and Film-Makers.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Patterson, Lindsay, Ed.

    The development of black films and the attitudes of the film industry toward black films and black actors are some of the topics examined in this anthology of essays. Section 1, "Nigger to Supernigger," contains such articles as "The Death of Rastus: Negroes in American Films" by Thomas R. Cripps and "Folk Values in a New Medium" by Alain Locke…

  19. Philosophy---Aesthetics---Education: Reflections on Dance

    Science.gov (United States)

    Lewis, Tyson

    2007-01-01

    The Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben is known for his interest in the problem of "biopower," arguing that political political and philosophical questions of the moment concern the connections between life and power. He is diametrically opposed to Alain Badiou, a leading French intellectual, for whom the central question concerns not so much…

  20. The Event, the Messianic and the Affirmation of Life. A Post-Critical Perspective on Education with Agamben and Badiou

    Science.gov (United States)

    Vlieghe, Joris; Zamojski, Piotr

    2017-01-01

    In this article, we read together the work of two philosophers, Alain Badiou and Giorgio Agamben, as profound educational thinkers. This means that their philosophical approaches help us to articulate what is at stake in education today. As a starting point for this discussion we take their work on Saint Paul. This is because, throughout his…

  1. Normaalsuse uuringud / Madli Pesti

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Pesti, Madli, 1980-

    2010-01-01

    24.-27. septembrini Slovakkias Nitras toimunud rahvusvahelisest teatrifestivalist "Divadelna Nitra 2010". Pikemalt Dmitri Krõmovi lavastusest "Oopus nr 7", tantsulavastusest "Out of Context: For Pina" ("Kontekstist väljas, Pinale") koreograaf Alain Plateli trupi Les Ballets C de la B esituses ja Christoph Willibald Glucki ooperist "Orpheus ja Eurydike" Mariusz Trelinski lavastuses

  2. The Economics of Terrorism: Economics Methods of Analysis in the Study of Terrorism and Counterterrorism

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-12-01

    addition to outlining definitions, data sources, choice theory , game theory , and the economic consequences of terrorism, this study identifies how...stratégiques. Les auteurs sont le Maj Alain Rollin, le Maj Meaghan Setter et Mme Rachel Lea Heide, Ph.D., sous la direction du Lcol William Yee...18 7 Choice Theory and its Applications 7.1

  3. Author Details

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    Aouta, Alain. Vol 10, No 2 (2016) - Articles Dynamique de la mangrove du marigot de Bignona autour du barrage d'Affiniam (Casamance, Sénégal) Abstract PDF. ISSN: 1997-342X. AJOL African Journals Online. HOW TO USE AJOL... for Researchers · for Librarians · for Authors · FAQ's · More about AJOL · AJOL's Partners ...

  4. Genome Sequence of Anoxybacillus flavithermus Strain AK1, a Thermophile Isolated from a Hot Spring in Saudi Arabia

    KAUST Repository

    Khalil, Amjad; Neelamegam, Sivakumar; Alqarawi, Sami

    2015-01-01

    Anoxybacillus flavithermus strain AK1 was isolated from Al-Ain Alhara, a thermal hot spring located 50 km southeast of the city of Gazan, Saudi Arabia (16°56ʹN, 43°15ʹE). The sequenced and annotated genome is 2,630,664 bp and encodes 2,799 genes.

  5. Tallinna suveniirivõistluse esikoha noppis nahast raamat / Piret Peensoo

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Peensoo, Piret

    2005-01-01

    Tallinna iseloomustava suveniiri leidmiseks korraldatud konkursist. Esikoha võitis nahakunstnike Alain ja Evgenya Auna nahkkaantega raeraamat vildist vutlaris. Teise koha sai disainer Leonardo Meigase Pühavaimu kiriku kella numbrilaua kujutisega kell. Teisi paremaid suveniiriloojaid. Tunnustatud suveniiride näitus juulis Tallinna turismiinfopunktis

  6. The U.S. Combat Aircraft Industry 1909-2000. Structure Competition Innovation

    Science.gov (United States)

    2003-01-01

    assistant secretary of Defense; and Alain Enthoven, also of RAND, who became a deputy assistant secretary of Defense and helped establish the new Defense...Fred, Northrop: An Aeronautical History, Hawthorne, Calif.: Northrop Corporation, 1976. Anderton , David A., Republic F-105 Thunderchief, London

  7. Veneetsias võitis Hiina üllataja

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    2006-01-01

    Veneetsia filmifestivali parima filmi peaauhind Kuldlõvi läks Hiina režissööri Jia Zhang-Ke filmile "Vaikelu" ("Dong"). Hõbelõvi said Alain Resnais' "Isiklikud hirmud avalikes kohtades" ("Coeurs") ja Emanuele Crialese "Kuldne uks" ("Nuodomondo"). Parima näitleja Coppa Volpi said Helen Mirren ja Ben Affleck

  8. Gericault, Monet ja Dufy Kumus / Harry Liivrand

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Liivrand, Harry, 1961-

    2009-01-01

    Prantsusmaalt Lille'i Kunstimuuseumi kogudest pärinev 19. sajandi ja 20. sajandi I poole maastikumaali väljapanek "Normandia maalijad" Kumu Kunstimuuseumis 16. oktoobrist 10. jaanuarini 2010. Näituse koostaja Alain Tapié ja kuraator Tiina Abel. Nimetatud eksponeeritavate tööde autoreid

  9. Evaluation of Two ESP Textbooks

    Science.gov (United States)

    Al Fraidan, Abdullah

    2012-01-01

    This paper evaluated two ESP textbooks using the evaluation of McDonough and Shaw (2003) based on external and internal evaluation. The first textbook is "Business Objectives" (1996) by Vicki Hollett, and the second textbook is "Business Studies, Second Edition" (2002) by Alain Anderton. To avoid repetition, I will use BO and…

  10. 370 emplois auraient ete supprimes au CERN

    CERN Multimedia

    Benoit-Godet, S

    2002-01-01

    "La FTMH demande un plan social pour les salaries des sous-traitants.  Environ 370 postes ont ete supprimes au CERN ces douze derniers mois.» Alain Perrat, secretaire de la FTMH, tire la sonnette d'alarme" (1 page).

  11. Layout ppp

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    Nubidga

    Méthémoglobinémie, Stratégies d'adaptation, Mayo Tsanaga. Wilson Y. Fantong1*, Alain F. Takounjou1, Emilia Bi. Fantong2, Hycinth S. Banseka3, Cletus D. Gwanfogbe4, Samuel. N. Ayonghe5, and Gregory .Z. Tanyileke1. 1 Institute of Geological ...

  12. Combined Effects of Inversion and Feature Removal on N170 Responses Elicited by Faces and Car Fronts

    Science.gov (United States)

    Kloth, Nadine; Itier, Roxane J.; Schweinberger, Stefan R.

    2013-01-01

    The face-sensitive N170 is typically enhanced for inverted compared to upright faces. Itier, Alain, Sedore, and McIntosh (2007) recently suggested that this N170 inversion effect is mainly driven by the eye region which becomes salient when the face configuration is disrupted. Here we tested whether similar effects could be observed with non-face…

  13. La révolution de l'espace-temps

    CERN Multimedia

    Connes, Alain

    2005-01-01

    To exceed Einstein's theories: Physicists face now this need! The two pilars of modern physics: general relativity and quantic physics are irreconcilable. To unify these two concepts, we need a new revolutionary theory. A French man, Alain Connes, launched out in this search (8 pages)

  14. Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Ethiopia - Vol 20, No 2 (2006)

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    Antioxidant benzophenones and xanthones from the root bark of Garcinia smeathmannii · EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. Alain Meli Lannang, Justin Komguem, Fernande Ngounou Ngninzeko, Jean Gustave Tangmouo, David Lontsi, Asma Ajaz, ...

  15. Stand out in the scientific job market

    Science.gov (United States)

    Kuchner, Marc J.

    2016-04-01

    Alaine Levine's book Networking for Nerds: Find, Access and Land Hidden Game-Changing Career Opportunities Everywhere aims to teach you how to build relationships within your large pool of potential colleagues, mentors and collaborators via conferences, job interviews and online networking.

  16. Efficacious Oxime for Organophosphorus Poisoning: A Minireview

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    Erah

    University, PO Box 17666, AlAin, United Arab Emirate. Abstract ... poisoning is a major health problem all over the world ... contaminated food in a social ceremony in. Magrawa, India [7] .... either gave null effect or possible harm [19]. According ...

  17. 76 FR 46898 - Quarterly Publication of Individuals, Who Have Chosen To Expatriate, as Required by Section 6039G

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-08-03

    ... SOCORRO-VALLEJO ANGELA MARIE DELEEDE ANTHONY G DESAI ANAND R DESPERT ALAIN FERNAND DIEMER INGRID H DINGER... VELLOSO FREIRE HENTSCH FLAVIA VELLOSO FREIRE HERRERA GUSTAVO A HERZ STEPHEN OLIVER HEURTEMATTE ELIZABETH... HOYES STEPHEN HSU CHIN CHI HSU MING YU HSU TSUI CHING HUANG KUO-WEI HUI KAM KWEI HUTCHINSON MARY JEANNE...

  18. Oodatud & armastatud / Ülli Plink

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Plink, Ülli, 1973-

    2001-01-01

    Võrreldakse kaht Alain Boublil'i ja Claude-Michel Schönbergi muusikali "Hüljatud" versiooni : Cameron Macintoshi ja Royal Shakespeare Company koostöös lavale toodud muusikali Londonis ja lavastaja Georg Malviuse tööd. Esietendus 30. oktoobril Tallinna Linnahallis

  19. Da heresia à “caça às bruxas” no final da Idade Média ocidental

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Felipe Augusto Ribeiro

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Resenha do livro: BOUREAU, Alain. Satã herético: o nascimento da demonologia na Europa medieval (1280-1330. Tradução de Igor Salomão Teixeira e revisão técnica de Néri de Barros Almeida. Campinas: Unicamp, 2016.

  20. Da heresia à “caça às bruxas” no final da Idade Média ocidental

    OpenAIRE

    Felipe Augusto Ribeiro; João Guilherme Lisbôa Rangel

    2017-01-01

    Resenha do livro: BOUREAU, Alain. Satã herético: o nascimento da demonologia na Europa medieval (1280-1330). Tradução de Igor Salomão Teixeira e revisão técnica de Néri de Barros Almeida. Campinas: Unicamp, 2016.

  1. Fulltext PDF

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Ando Hiroyasu, University of Tokyo, Japan. Anufriev Mikhail, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands. Arneodo Alain, Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal, France. Asgarani Somaieh, Isfahan University of Technology, Islamic Republic of Iran. Bachelard Romain, Centre de Physique Theorique, France. Baptista Murilo Da Silva, ...

  2. Collecting Unsolicited User-Generated Change Requests

    Science.gov (United States)

    2015-12-01

    change requests, although the core principles of the steps apply equally to non- software change requests ( Champagne and April, 2014:pp 6-9). The...Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS). JCIDS Manual. Washington: CJCS, 12 February 2015. Champagne , Roger and Alain April. “Software

  3. Valgussähvatused saalipimedusest / Katrin Rajasaare

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Rajasaare, Katrin

    2002-01-01

    6. Pimedate Ööde Festivali filmidest : "Puur" ("La Cage"), režissöör Alain Raoust : Prantsusmaa 2002, "Kuuvalgel" ("Kuutamolla"), režissöör Aku Louhimies : Soome 2001, "Kaunis Martha" ("Bella Martha"), režissöör Sandra Nettelbeck : Saksamaa 2001

  4. Central obscuration effects on optical synthetic aperture imaging

    Science.gov (United States)

    Wang, Xue-wen; Luo, Xiao; Zheng, Li-gong; Zhang, Xue-jun

    2014-02-01

    Due to the central obscuration problem exists in most optical synthetic aperture systems, it is necessary to analyze its effects on their image performance. Based on the incoherent diffraction limited imaging theory, a Golay-3 type synthetic aperture system was used to study the central obscuration effects on the point spread function (PSF) and the modulation transfer function (MTF). It was found that the central obscuration does not affect the width of the central peak of the PSF and the cutoff spatial frequency of the MTF, but attenuate the first sidelobe of the PSF and the midfrequency of the MTF. The imaging simulation of a Golay-3 type synthetic aperture system with central obscuration proved this conclusion. At last, a Wiener Filter restoration algorithm was used to restore the image of this system, the images were obviously better.

  5. PEAK-TO-AVERAGE POWER RATIO REDUCTION USING CODING AND HYBRID TECHNIQUES FOR OFDM SYSTEM

    OpenAIRE

    Bahubali K. Shiragapur; Uday Wali

    2016-01-01

    In this article, the research work investigated is based on an error correction coding techniques are used to reduce the undesirable Peak-to-Average Power Ratio (PAPR) quantity. The Golay Code (24, 12), Reed-Muller code (16, 11), Hamming code (7, 4) and Hybrid technique (Combination of Signal Scrambling and Signal Distortion) proposed by us are used as proposed coding techniques, the simulation results shows that performance of Hybrid technique, reduces PAPR significantly as compared to Conve...

  6. 106-17 Telemetry Standards Front Matter

    Science.gov (United States)

    2017-07-01

    Frequency Division Multiplexing Telemetry Standards CHAPTER 4: Pulse Code Modulation Standards CHAPTER 5: Digitized Audio Telemetry Standard CHAPTER 6...Transfer Standard Chapter 9, Appendix 9-A Appendix I, Telemetry Attributes Transfer Standard Cover Sheet Chapter 9, Appendix 9-B Telemetry Standards...Derived Parameter Specification Chapter 9, Appendix 9-E Appendix Q, Extended Binary Golay Code Chapter 7, Appendix 7-A Appendix R, Low-Density Parity

  7. Impact of Different Spreading Codes Using FEC on DWT Based MC-CDMA System

    OpenAIRE

    Masum, Saleh; Kabir, M. Hasnat; Islam, Md. Matiqul; Shams, Rifat Ara; Ullah, Shaikh Enayet

    2012-01-01

    The effect of different spreading codes in DWT based MC-CDMA wireless communication system is investigated. In this paper, we present the Bit Error Rate (BER) performance of different spreading codes (Walsh-Hadamard code, Orthogonal gold code and Golay complementary sequences) using Forward Error Correction (FEC) of the proposed system. The data is analyzed and is compared among different spreading codes in both coded and uncoded cases. It is found via computer simulation that the performance...

  8. Genève Reconnaissante

    CERN Multimedia

    2001-01-01

    Robert Cailliau (centre), with Geneva's Mayor Alain Vaissade (left) and Jean Erhardt, Secretary General of the Administrative Council of Geneva (right). Geneva recognised the contribution of two CERN people to the reputation of the city last Tuesday when Mayor Alain Vaissade presented the Genève Reconaissante Medal to Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau. Berners-Lee, who was not able to be present in person, invented the World Wide Web at CERN just over a decade ago, while Cailliau was his first collaborator. Quoting Cailliau, Vaissade said that whilst there is no doubt that something like the Web would have appeared sooner or later, the fact that it happened at CERN, in Geneva, was no accident. Both the Laboratory and the city are places where people from around the world meet and work in harmony.

  9. L'écriture du cycle

    OpenAIRE

    Ackerman, Ada; Conrad, Thomas; Corbellari, Alain; Genesis, La rédaction de; Grenaud-Tostain, Céline; Guermès, Sophie; Leblond, Aude; Leriche, Françoise; Lüdeke, Roger; Lumbroso, Olivier; Macke, Jean-Sébastien; Montémont, Véronique; Neefs, Jacques; Pagès, Alain; Pottier, Jean-Michel

    2016-01-01

    Textes réunis et présentés par Alain Pagès (Paris III) et Olivier Lumbroso (Paris III) Ce numéro de la revue Genesis coordonné par Alain Pagès et Olivier Lumbroso souhaite ouvrir un nouveau chantier en posant la question de l’écriture des cycles romanesques. Au-delà d’une génétique des œuvres individuelles – étudiées à travers leurs ébauches, leurs scénarios ou leurs variantes scripturales –, il propose de changer d’échelle, et d’ouvrir un nouvel espace à la perception des phénomènes de gen...

  10. The European automotive LPG market

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Anon.

    1998-01-01

    The European automotive LPG market could reach at least 4 % of the European fuel market in 2005 versus 1 % in 1990. This would represent a rise of about 35 % in automotive LPG sales (from 2,4 million tonnes in 1997 to 7 million tonnes estimated for 2005). This was underlined by Alain Deleuse, Primagaz group's Marketing Director, in the paper he delivered at the AEGPL Budapest Convention. We publish large excepts of this paper. (author)

  11. Instrumentation Analysis: An Automated Method for Producing Numeric Abstractions of Heap-Manipulating Programs

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-11-29

    Arbib and Suad Alagic. Proof rules for gotos. Acta Informatica , pages 139–148, 1979. 6.3 T. Ball, R. Majumdar, T. Millstein, and S. Rajamani...Press, January 1999. ISBN 0262032708. 3, 3.1, 3.3 323 B Bibliography M. Clint and C.A.R. Hoare. Program proving: Jumps and functions. Acta Informatica ...Goto statements: Semantics and deduction systems. Acta Informatica , pages 385–424, 1981. 6.3 324 B Bibliography Alain Deutsch. Interprocedural may

  12. Beyond the Consent Dilemma in Libertarian Paternalism, a Normative Void

    OpenAIRE

    Baujard, Antoinette

    2015-01-01

    CNRS : NR; AERES: NR; International audience; I am convinced by Alain Marciano’s argument (Marciano 2015). He remarks that consent to the condition of choice is considered by neoclassicaleconomics to be an external issue. And although it does remain an issue as far as the theory of rational choice is concerned, there too it is notunjustified to consider it as an external one. For libertarian paternalism, though, it becomes an internal issue as soon as the suppositions ofrationality and perfec...

  13. WALL-E’s world: animating Badiou’s philosophy

    OpenAIRE

    Shaw, I.

    2010-01-01

    This article illustrates the philosophy of Alain Badiou through Pixar’s 2008 animation ‘WALL-E’. The fictional story tells of a toxic planet Earth long abandoned following an ecological disaster. Humanity now exists in a floating brave new world; a spaceship whose passengers’ everyday existence is drowned by a consumptive slumber. That is, until a robot named WALL-E comes aboard and changes things forever. The purpose of making this connection between philosophy and film is not to trivialize ...

  14. Hepatitis E and Maternal Deaths

    Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Podcasts

    2012-11-06

    Dr. Alain Labrique, assistant professor in the Department of International Health and Department of Epidemiology at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, gives us his perspective on hepatitis E and maternal deaths.  Created: 11/6/2012 by National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID); National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD).   Date Released: 11/7/2012.

  15. Little Devils and Satire in Vélez de Guevara’s El diablo cojuelo and Goethe’s Faust

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Robin Ann Rice

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Besides the other sources that Goethe used when creating his Faust, in his private texts the author mentions his admiration for Le Diable Boiteux by Alain-René Le Sage. An eighteenth century French translation of El diablo cojeulo by Vélez de Guevara, it was extremely popular in its times. The article compares certain elements in the two works such as the objects satirized in the texts, the use of the ‘esperpento’, amongst other elements.

  16. Cognition, attention et conscience : la synchronie dans l’esprit

    OpenAIRE

    Ward, Lawrence

    2011-01-01

    Professeur à British Columbia University (Vancouver, Canada), invité par l’Assemblée des professeurs à l’initiative des Prs Alain Berthoz et Stanislas Dehaene, a donné en mai 2010, quatre conférences intitulées « Cognition, attention et conscience : la synchronie dans l’esprit »

  17. Market reform and universal coverage: avoid market failure.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Enthoven, A

    1993-02-01

    Determining the marketing mix for hospitals, especially those in transition, will require critical analysis to guard against market failure. Managed competition requires careful planning and awareness of pricing components in a free-market situation. Alain Enthoven, writing for the Jackson Hole Group, proposes establishment of a new national system of sponsor organizations--Health Insurance Purchasing Cooperatives--to function as a collective purchasing agent on behalf of small employers and individuals.

  18. Taste as feeling

    OpenAIRE

    Highmore, Ben

    2016-01-01

    This article is premised on two presumptions. The first is, I think, uncontroversial, the second less so. The first presumption is that today, serious discussions about taste usually start out by rehearsing Pierre Bourdieu’s contribution to our understanding of how taste preferences operate in society. This, then, is merely to recognize that when Bourdieu first published books such as The Love of Art (1969, written with Alain Darbel) and Distinctions: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Tas...

  19. Principales espèces médicinales utilisées en médecine vétérinaire ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    Principales espèces médicinales utilisées en médecine vétérinaire au Bénin: disponibilité et caractéristiques dendrométriques. Irvine Yèïnou Minaflinou Sacca Sidi, Pascal Abiodoun Olounladé, Alain Yaoitcha, Vidjinnangni Fifamè Grâce Nadège Dedehou, Géorcelin Goué Alowanou, Erick Virgile Bertrand Azando, Mawulé ...

  20. Apocalypse, Event and Utopia Badiou and Žižek through Fiction

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Jorge Fernández Gonzalo

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Our study attempts to analyze the concept of Apocalypse and event in contemporary philosophy and through audiovisual fiction. To do this, we use the proposals of Alain Badiou, Slavoj Žižek and psychoanalysis, with film references such as Time after Time or Peggy Sue Got Married, and TV series such as Flashforward and Lost.

  1. The shackling of free money: lessons from Parguez and Argentina

    OpenAIRE

    Wesley C. Marshall

    2014-01-01

    During the ongoing financial crisis in the North Atlantic, the central role that money plays in monetary production economies is undergoing fundamental changes. Specifically, traditional money-creating institutions, both public and private, increasingly eschew the fulfillment of aggregate demand for money. The implications of this development are wide-reaching, both in terms of academic debate and the quickly evolving international monetary system. Based on Alain Parguez's insights and the mo...

  2. Becoming indifferent to differences

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Hyldgaard, Kirsten

    2011-01-01

    According to A. Badiou, the pressing question is not how we should deal with differences – celebrate, respect, tolerate or fight them – but how an event may render differences, which until now have seemed natural or self-evident, inconsequential. The current debate concerning tolerance is dominat...... of this article is that the concept of tolerance is linked to a particular philosophical tradition. The article introduces some of the fundamental concepts in Alain Badiou’s work and in Lacanian psychoanalysis....

  3. The Aerial Dogfight: a Valid Part of Today’s and Tomorrow’s Air War

    Science.gov (United States)

    1990-06-01

    assistant secretary of defense for systems analysis, Dr Alain C. Enthoven. Enthoven testifying to the Senate Subcommittee of the Committee on Armed Services...Air Force by David A. Anderton chronicles the events of the U.S. Air Force from its earliest days as a balloon unit during the Civil War to its...BIBLIOGRAPHY BOOKS Anderton , David A. History of the U.S. Air Force. New York: The Military Press, 1989. Baker, David. The Shape Of Wars To Come. New

  4. French Intensive Care Society, International congress ? R?animation 2016

    OpenAIRE

    Jaillette, Emmanuelle; Girault, Christophe; Brunin, Guillaume; Zerimech, Farid; Chiche, Arnaud; Broucqsault-Dedrie, C?line; Fayolle, Cyril; Minacori, Franck; Alves, Isabelle; Barrailler, Stephanie; Robriquet, Laurent; Delaporte, Emmanuel; Thellier, Damien; Delcourte, Claire; Duhamel, Alain

    2016-01-01

    Table of contents PHYSICIANS ABSTRACTS O1 Impact of tracheal cuff shape on microaspiration of gastric contents in intubated critically ill patients: a multicenter randomized controlled study (BEST CUFF) Emmanuelle Jaillette, Christophe Girault, Guillaume Brunin, Farid Zerimech, Arnaud Chiche, C?line Broucqsault-Dedrie, Cyril Fayolle, Franck Minacori, Isabelle Alves, Stephanie Barrailler, Laurent Robriquet, Fabienne Tamion, Emmanuel Delaporte, Damien Thellier, Claire Delcourte, Alain Duhamel, ...

  5. The Department of Homeland Security’s Role in Protecting the National Economy

    Science.gov (United States)

    2017-09-01

    general discussion on the growing trend of global trade in intermediate products , see Richard Baldwin, “Global Manufacturing Value Chains and Trade...System,” International Journal of Production Economics 136, no. 1 (2012): 241–252; Walid Klibi and Alain Martel, “Modeling Approaches for the Design of...5 C. METHODS AND SOURCES/RESEARCH DESIGN ............................6 1. Objective of Study and Rationale

  6. Communism: idea vs. 'real movement'?

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    Celikates, R.

    2011-01-01

    ‘It’s quite straightforward, you’ll understand it. It’s not hard.’ The enthusiasm with which part of the intellectual left greeted the rehabilitation of the ‘idea of communism’ by philosophers such as Alain Badiou and Slavoj Žižek may remind one of this first line of Brecht’s ‘In Praise of

  7. France at CERN, from 23 to 25 September 2003

    CERN Multimedia

    Maximilien Brice

    2003-01-01

    From left to right: Jean-Claude Brisson, ILO, Robert Aymar, designated CERN Director General, Françoise Le Moign, Assistant General Consul at Geneva, Alain Guillouët, Head of the economic mission in Switzerland, French Embassy, Thierry Boquien, Ubifrance, French agency for international development of companies, Bernard Frois, Director of the Department for Energy, Transport, and Environment of the French Ministry for Research and New Technologies, Claude Détraz, CERN Director for Fixed Targets and Future Programmes.

  8. Analysis of carotenoid compounds in aphids by Raman imaging and mass spectrometry

    OpenAIRE

    sprotocols

    2015-01-01

    Authors: Pierre Brat, Jean Christophe Valmalette, Christian Mertz, George de Sousa, Aviv Dombrovsky, Maria Capovilla & Alain Robichon ### Abstract Carotenoids are compounds synthesized in plants, bacteria and fungi, closely associated to the chlorophyll to perform photosynthesis. A spectacular evolutionary achievement allowed the aphid to produce carotenoids obviously by lateral transfer of genes from fungi. We have recently documented that these molecules are involved in photo condi...

  9. Kommunisme i London

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Hansen, Brian Benjamin; Nielsen, Kasper Porsgaard

    2010-01-01

    Begrebet ”kommunisme” var på dagsordenen, da over 800 mennesker mødtes i Birkbeck University College i London, den 13.-15. marts, 2009. En perlerække af talere var inviteret: Alain Badiou, Michael Hardt, Bruno Bosteels, Peter Hallward, Allesandro Russo, Alberto Toscano, Toni Negri, Terry Eagleton......, Jacques Rancière, Slavoj Žižek, Gianni Vattimo og Judith Balso. Her følger en rapport fra begivenheden....

  10. Nalmefene and alcohol dependence: a new approach or the same old unacceptable marketing?

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Braillon A

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Alain Braillon,1,* Bernard Granger,2,*1Alcohol Treatment Unit, University Hospital, Amiens, France; 2Psychiatry, Tarnier Hospital (AP-HP, Paris, France*Both authors contributed equally to this work“A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep”. Saul BellowPaille and Martini’s review on nalmefene for alcohol dependence deserves some comment.1 Read the original article  

  11. The photovoltaic and the buildings architecture design; Le photovoltaique et la conception architecturale des batiments

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Fleuret, J.L. [Conseil Regional Rhone-Alpes (France); Juquois, F.; Beutin, Ph. [Agence de l' Environnement et de la Maitrise de l' Energie, ADEME, 75 - Paris (France); Jautard, Y. [Office du Tourisme d' Ales, 30 (France); Fromont, R.; Detry, N. [Auberge Royale des Pauvres (Italy); Ferrier, J. [Total 92 - Courbevoie (France); Prignot, I. [Association de Promotion des Energies Renouvelables Wallonie, Bruxelles (APERe) (Belgium); Pellegrin, F. [Union National des Architectes (UNSFA), 75 - Paris (France); Greipmeier, K. [Zentrum fur Rationelle Energieanwendung und Umwelt Gmbh ZREU (Germany); Jedlizka, M.; Lenoire, D. [Cler/ Hespul, 69 - Villeurbanne (France); Mansot, J. [Ademe, 69 - Lyon (France)

    2003-07-01

    This second conference of the thematic work package ''building integrated photovoltaic'' was held exclusively in French. Primarily aimed at architects and technical services of local municipalities, this conference was opened by Jean-Loup FLEURET, Vice President of the Regional Government (Region Rhone Alpes). Following this opening speech, Didier LENOIR, President of the CLER, discussed the current energy context, followed by Fabrice JUQUOIS of the ADEME Renewable Energies Department who presented the French photovoltaic market. Alain GUIAVARCH, from the Ecole des Mines, Paris presented their new software for simulating the thermal impact of photovoltaic on buildings. The first Round Table gave architects the opportunity to discuss their past and future projects, whilst a series of images illustrating their projects were projected. Alain BANSAC, Vice-President of the National Architects Union (UNSFA) summarised the round table. The afternoon session of this conference was opened by PREDAC partner Klaus GREIPMEIER (ZREU) with a stimulating overview of the German BIPV market. Alain RICAUD from Cythelia then presented their software for sizing photovoltaic for building integration. The second Round Table gave the microphone to system owners - from private individuals to local councils and special use buildings, demonstrating the varied motivations and needs of final-end Clients. Marc JEDLICZKA (CLER Vice-president and Hespul General Director) and Philippe BEUTIN (ADEME RES Department Head) summarised the second round tables, before Jose MANSOT, the Regional ADEME Delegate, closed the day. (author)

  12. Interpersonal violence in the United Arab Emirates.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Osman, Ossama T; Abbas, Alaa K; Eid, Hani O; Salem, Mohamed O; Abu-Zidan, Fikri M

    2014-01-01

    We aimed to study the anatomical distribution, severity and outcome of hospitalised interpersonal violence-related injured patients in Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates so as to give recommendations regarding the magnitude of this problem, its causes and priorities of prevention. Data were retrieved from Al-Ain Hospital Trauma Registry, which was prospectively collected over three years. There were 75 patients (males = 85.3%) having a mean age of 30 years. Eighty-one percent had blunt trauma. The estimated annual injury hospitalisation of interpersonal violence in Al-Ain city was 6.7 per 100,000 population. Females were significantly more injured by a family member (p = 0.02), at home (p = 0.005), and had more severe injuries (p = 0.003). There was a trend for children less than 18 years old to have more penetrating trauma (p = 0.06) and to be injured by a family member (p = 0.09). There was only one case of woman sexual assault and two cases of child abuse. The mean (SD) hospital stay was 7.87 (14.1) days. Less than 3% (n = 2) were admitted to the intensive care unit with no deaths. In conclusion, the majority of patients in our study had minor injuries. Nevertheless, the psychological impact may be major. This highlights the need to develop suitable mental health services in support of victims of interpersonal violence.

  13. Pétanque Club

    CERN Multimedia

    Club de pétanque

    2011-01-01

    Pour la sixième année consécutive se déroulait samedi 17 septembre 2011 le challenge «Rita», défunte épouse de notre ami Alain Philipona. Ce concours était organisé en doublette mixte à la mêlée avec six parties à effectuer. Douze équipes participaient et malgré un temps un peu capricieux au début des rencontres le soleil fut parmis nous en fin de matinée. Notre habitué de la table de marque Albert jonglait avec les scores et en fin d’après-midi était en mesure de nous déclarer les vainqueurs.  1er : Claude Jouve 2e : Alain Philipona 3e : Gégé Niel 4e : Franca Bray 5e : Sandy Philipona 6e : Sylvie Bosseboeuf Un grand merci à Alain pour sa participation à l’organisation, à la dotation a...

  14. Staff members with 25 years' service at CERN in 2005

    CERN Multimedia

    2005-01-01

    The 74 staff members who have spent 25 years at CERN in 2005 were invited by the Director-General to a reception in their honour on 22 November. ADRIAN Gilbert / AB ALLIOD Marie-Noëlle / AB ANTOINET Gérard / SC AUBERT Marc / TS AUQUIER Christian / SC BAIRD Simon / AB BARRAS Suzanne / PH BAUD Richard / AT BELLONI Jean / SC BERTUOL Gilbert / SC BLANC Jean-Luc / AB BONVALLET Guy / SC BOSSUS Patrice / SC BROERE Johannes / AB BRU Yvon / TS BURDAIRON Alain / TS CANARD Philippe / AT CAVALLO Patrice / SC CHARRA Patrick / PH CHATAIGNEAU Marc / SC COLIN Gilles / SC DAHLEN Pierre / AB DE GROOT Johannes / PH DEDOBBELER Bernard / TS DELCAMBRE Jean Pierre / SC DELENCLOS Yves / TS DEROYER Patrick / SC DESBISSONS Christian / SC DRAPER Mick / AB DROUX Pascal / FI DUCASTEL Claude / TS DUMUR Alain / SC FOCKER Gerrit / AB FOFFANO Giuseppe / TS FORRAT Isabelle / IT FREI Marie-José / DSU FRESSARD Michel / TS GAGNIERE Daniel / TS GIUDICI Pierre-Ange / PH GOICOECHEA Bernard / TS GUEHO Alain / TS GUENEHEC François / SC JE...

  15. Multi element synthetic aperture transmission using a frequency division approach

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Gran, Fredrik; Jensen, Jørgen Arendt

    2003-01-01

    transmitted into the tissue is low. This paper describes a novel method in which the available spectrum is divided into 2N overlapping subbands. This will assure a smooth broadband high resolution spectrum when combined. The signals are grouped into two subsets in which all signals are fully orthogonal...... can therefore be used for flow imaging, unlike with Hadamard and Golay coding. The frequency division approach increases the SNR by a factor of N2 compared to conventional pulsed synthetic aperture imaging, provided that N transmission centers are used. Simulations and phantom measurements...

  16. A Fourier transform method for the selection of a smoothing interval

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Kekre, H.B.; Madan, V.K.; Bairi, B.R.

    1989-01-01

    A novel method for the selection of a smoothing interval for the widely used Savitzky and Golay's smoothing filter is proposed. Complementary bandwidths for the nuclear spectral data and the smoothing filter are defined. The criterion for the selection of smoothing interval is based on matching the bandwidths of the spectral data to the filter. Using the above method five real observed spectral peaks of different full width at half maximum, viz. 23.5, 19.5, 17, 8.5 and 6.5 channels, were smoothed and the results are presented. (orig.)

  17. Reduction of fluctuations in reactivity using symmetric matrix; Reduccion de fluctuaciones en la reactividad usando matriz simetrica

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Suescun D, D.; Segovia Ch, F. A. [Universidad Surcolombiana, Facultad de Ciencias, Departamento de Fisica, Av. Pastrana Borrero - Carrera 1, Neiva, Huila (Colombia); Bonilla L, H. F., E-mail: daniel.suescun@usco.edu.co [Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos, Campus Sorocaba, Pos-Graduacao em Engenharia de Producao, Rodovia Joao Leme dos Santos SP-264, Km 110 Bairro do Itinga, CEP 18052-780 Sorocaba, Sao Paulo (Brazil)

    2016-09-15

    A new filtering method is presented in this work known as Savitzky-Golay (SG); allows reducing the fluctuations in the calculation of the reactivity. The filter softens and does not attenuate the nuclear power regardless of its shape, guaranteeing to decrease different degrees of noise with different steps of calculation time. This formulation employs a polynomial approximation of a certain degree to calculate the convolution coefficients. Its implementation is computational and avoids problems of bad conditioning, caused by the inversion of a linear system. The results show values in the maximum difference and in the averages absolute errors of the reactivity in comparison with that reported in the literature. (Author)

  18. Retrieval of leaf water content spanning the visible to thermal infrared spectra

    CSIR Research Space (South Africa)

    Ullah, S

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available ; Hunt and Rock 1989; Sepulcre-Cantó et al. 2006). 45 Retrieving leaf water content using remote sensing data, has been widely investigated in the 46 visible near infrared (VNIR) and shortwave infrared (SWIR) spectra (Thomas et al. 1971; 47 Danson et..., USA: NASA / GSFC 400 Savitzky, A., & Golay, M.J.E. (1964). Smoothing and differentiation of data by simplified Least 401 squares procedures. Analytical Chemistry, 36, 1627-1639 402 Sepulcre-Cantó, G., Zarco-Tejada, P.J., Jiménez-Muñoz, J.C., Sobrino...

  19. Low power laser generated ultrasound: Signal processing for time domain data acquisition

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Cleary, A; Thursby, G; McKee, C; Armstrong, I; Culshaw, B; Veres, I; Pierce, S G

    2011-01-01

    The use of low power modulated laser diode systems has previously been established as a suitable method for non-destructive laser generation of ultrasound. Using a quasi-continuous optical excitation amplified by an erbium-doped fibre amplifier (EDFA) allows flexible generation of ultrasonic waves, offering control of further parameters such as the frequency content or signal shape. In addition, pseudo-random binary sequences (PRBS) can be used to improve the detected impulse response. Here we compare two sequences, the m-sequence and the Golay code, and discuss the advantages and practical limits of their application with laser diode based optical excitation of ultrasound.

  20. Numerical differentiation methods for the logarithmic derivative technique used in dielectric spectroscopy

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Henrik Haspel

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available In dielectric relaxation spectroscopy the conduction contribution often hampers the evaluation of dielectric spectra, especially in the low-frequency regime. In order to overcome this the logarithmic derivative technique could be used, where the calculation of the logarithmic derivative of the real part of the complex permittivity function is needed. Since broadband dielectric measurement provides discrete permittivity function, numerical differentiation has to be used. Applicability of the Savitzky-Golay convolution method in the derivative analysis is examined, and a detailed investigation of the influential parameters (frequency, spectrum resolution, peak shape is presented on synthetic dielectric data.

  1. Combinatorics associated with inflections and bitangents of plane quartics

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Gizatullin, M Kh

    2013-01-01

    After a preliminary survey and a description of some small Steiner systems from the standpoint of the theory of invariants of binary forms, we construct a binary Golay code (of length 24) using ideas from J. Grassmann's thesis of 1875. One of our tools is a pair of disjoint Fano planes. Another application of such pairs and properties of plane quartics is a construction of a new block design on 28 objects. This block design is a part of a dissection of the set of 288 Aronhold sevens. The dissection distributes the Aronhold sevens into 8 disjoint block designs of this type

  2. Influence of smoothing of X-ray spectra on parameters of calibration model

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Antoniak, W.; Urbanski, P.; Kowalska, E.

    1998-01-01

    Parameters of the calibration model before and after smoothing of X-ray spectra have been investigated. The calibration model was calculated using multivariate procedure - namely the partial least square regression (PLS). Investigations have been performed on an example of six sets of various standards used for calibration of some instruments based on X-ray fluorescence principle. The smoothing methods were compared: regression splines, Savitzky-Golay and Discrete Fourier Transform. The calculations were performed using a software package MATLAB and some home-made programs. (author)

  3. Algebraic and stochastic coding theory

    CERN Document Server

    Kythe, Dave K

    2012-01-01

    Using a simple yet rigorous approach, Algebraic and Stochastic Coding Theory makes the subject of coding theory easy to understand for readers with a thorough knowledge of digital arithmetic, Boolean and modern algebra, and probability theory. It explains the underlying principles of coding theory and offers a clear, detailed description of each code. More advanced readers will appreciate its coverage of recent developments in coding theory and stochastic processes. After a brief review of coding history and Boolean algebra, the book introduces linear codes, including Hamming and Golay codes.

  4. Reduction of fluctuations in reactivity using symmetric matrix

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Suescun D, D.; Segovia Ch, F. A.; Bonilla L, H. F.

    2016-09-01

    A new filtering method is presented in this work known as Savitzky-Golay (SG); allows reducing the fluctuations in the calculation of the reactivity. The filter softens and does not attenuate the nuclear power regardless of its shape, guaranteeing to decrease different degrees of noise with different steps of calculation time. This formulation employs a polynomial approximation of a certain degree to calculate the convolution coefficients. Its implementation is computational and avoids problems of bad conditioning, caused by the inversion of a linear system. The results show values in the maximum difference and in the averages absolute errors of the reactivity in comparison with that reported in the literature. (Author)

  5. Proceedings of the Open Sessions of the Workshop on Imaging Trackers and Autonomous Acquisition Applications for Missile Guidance Held at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama on 19-20 November 1979

    Science.gov (United States)

    1979-11-01

    L REF ERENCES 1. Savitzky, A. and Golay, M.%J.E; Anal Chemn 3b, 1964, p. 1627. 2. Steiner , J et al.; Anal Chem 44, 1972, p. 1906. 3. EDike, C. G...improve co).’Cii i x. ,agorithms to adjust to the effects of preprocessing operations. J. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors wish to thank, Mr. W. L. Steiner ...63166 Hix, Rudolf G. General Dynamics/Pomona Div. Hartman, Richard P.O. Box 2507 U.S. Army Missile Command Pomona, California 91766 ATTN: DRSMI-RR

  6. Gait analysis in demented subjects: Interests and perspectives

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Olivier Beauchet

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Olivier Beauchet1, Gilles Allali2, Gilles Berrut3, Caroline Hommet4, Véronique Dubost5, Frédéric Assal21Department of Geriatrics, Angers University Hospital, France; 2Department of Neurology, Geneva University Hospital, France; 3Department of Geriatrics, Nantes University Hospital, France; 4Department of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Tours University Hospital, France; 5Department of Geriatrics, Dijon University Hospital, FranceAbstract: Gait disorders are more prevalent in dementia than in normal aging and are related to the severity of cognitive decline. Dementia-related gait changes (DRGC mainly include decrease in walking speed provoked by a decrease in stride length and an increase in support phase. More recently, dual-task related changes in gait were found in Alzheimer’s disease (AD and non-Alzheimer dementia, even at an early stage. An increase in stride-to-stride variability while usual walking and dual-tasking has been shown to be more specific and sensitive than any change in mean value in subjects with dementia. Those data show that DRGC are not only associated to motor disorders but also to problem with central processing of information and highlight that dysfunction of temporal and frontal lobe may in part explain gait impairment among demented subjects. Gait assessment, and more particularly dual-task analysis, is therefore crucial in early diagnosis of dementia and/or related syndromes in the elderly. Moreover, dual-task disturbances could be a specific marker of falling at a pre-dementia stage.Keywords: gait, prediction of dementia, risk of falling, older adult

  7. Quantitative assessment of key parameters in qualitative vulnerability methods applied in karst systems based on an integrated numerical modelling approach

    Science.gov (United States)

    Doummar, Joanna; Kassem, Assaad

    2017-04-01

    In the framework of a three-year PEER (USAID/NSF) funded project, flow in a Karst system in Lebanon (Assal) dominated by snow and semi arid conditions was simulated and successfully calibrated using an integrated numerical model (MIKE-She 2016) based on high resolution input data and detailed catchment characterization. Point source infiltration and fast flow pathways were simulated by a bypass function and a high conductive lens respectively. The approach consisted of identifying all the factors used in qualitative vulnerability methods (COP, EPIK, PI, DRASTIC, GOD) applied in karst systems and to assess their influence on recharge signals in the different hydrological karst compartments (Atmosphere, Unsaturated zone and Saturated zone) based on the integrated numerical model. These parameters are usually attributed different weights according to their estimated impact on Groundwater vulnerability. The aim of this work is to quantify the importance of each of these parameters and outline parameters that are not accounted for in standard methods, but that might play a role in the vulnerability of a system. The spatial distribution of the detailed evapotranspiration, infiltration, and recharge signals from atmosphere to unsaturated zone to saturated zone was compared and contrasted among different surface settings and under varying flow conditions (e.g., in varying slopes, land cover, precipitation intensity, and soil properties as well point source infiltration). Furthermore a sensitivity analysis of individual or coupled major parameters allows quantifying their impact on recharge and indirectly on vulnerability. The preliminary analysis yields a new methodology that accounts for most of the factors influencing vulnerability while refining the weights attributed to each one of them, based on a quantitative approach.

  8. Inter-laboratory verification of European pharmacopoeia monograph on derivative spectrophotometry method and its application for chitosan hydrochloride.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Marković, Bojan; Ignjatović, Janko; Vujadinović, Mirjana; Savić, Vedrana; Vladimirov, Sote; Karljiković-Rajić, Katarina

    2015-01-01

    Inter-laboratory verification of European pharmacopoeia (EP) monograph on derivative spectrophotometry (DS) method and its application for chitosan hydrochloride was carried out on two generation of instruments (earlier GBC Cintra 20 and current technology TS Evolution 300). Instruments operate with different versions of Savitzky-Golay algorithm and modes of generating digital derivative spectra. For resolution power parameter, defined as the amplitude ratio A/B in DS method EP monograph, comparable results were obtained only with algorithm's parameters smoothing points (SP) 7 and the 2nd degree polynomial and those provided corresponding data with other two modes on TS Evolution 300 Medium digital indirect and Medium digital direct. Using quoted algorithm's parameters, the differences in percentages between the amplitude ratio A/B averages, were within accepted criteria (±3%) for assay of drug product for method transfer. The deviation of 1.76% for the degree of deacetylation assessment of chitosan hydrochloride, determined on two instruments, (amplitude (1)D202; the 2nd degree polynomial and SP 9 in Savitzky-Golay algorithm), was acceptable, since it was within allowed criteria (±2%) for assay deviation of drug substance, for method transfer in pharmaceutical analyses. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  9. Modelling Water Stress in a Shiraz Vineyard Using Hyperspectral Imaging and Machine Learning

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Kyle Loggenberg

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available The detection of water stress in vineyards plays an integral role in the sustainability of high-quality grapes and prevention of devastating crop loses. Hyperspectral remote sensing technologies combined with machine learning provides a practical means for modelling vineyard water stress. In this study, we applied two ensemble learners, i.e., random forest (RF and extreme gradient boosting (XGBoost, for discriminating stressed and non-stressed Shiraz vines using terrestrial hyperspectral imaging. Additionally, we evaluated the utility of a spectral subset of wavebands, derived using RF mean decrease accuracy (MDA and XGBoost gain. Our results show that both ensemble learners can effectively analyse the hyperspectral data. When using all wavebands (p = 176, RF produced a test accuracy of 83.3% (KHAT (kappa analysis = 0.67, and XGBoost a test accuracy of 80.0% (KHAT = 0.6. Using the subset of wavebands (p = 18 produced slight increases in accuracy ranging from 1.7% to 5.5% for both RF and XGBoost. We further investigated the effect of smoothing the spectral data using the Savitzky-Golay filter. The results indicated that the Savitzky-Golay filter reduced model accuracies (ranging from 0.7% to 3.3%. The results demonstrate the feasibility of terrestrial hyperspectral imagery and machine learning to create a semi-automated framework for vineyard water stress modelling.

  10. L’utilité de la théorie du don The utility of gift theory Utilidad de la teoría del don

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Norbert Alter

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Norbert Alter explique l’utilité et l’actualité de la théorie de Marcel Mauss pour penser la coopération en entreprise et l’engagement au travail. Il revient sur ses qualités heuristiques et sa portée critique nécessaires à mobiliser pour donner des clefs de compréhension et d’action au monde du travail. À cette contribution répond celle d’Alain Caillé, « Le paradigme du don face aux nouvelles réalités du monde du travail. Quelques remarques »Norbert Alter explains here the utility and topicality of Marcel Mauss’ theory in an analysis touching both on cooperation within a business structure and on people’s commitment to work. He reviews the heuristic qualities and critical scope that must be mobilised to create ways of understanding and acting within the work world. Alain Caillé responds to this contribution with his own article entitled, “ The gift paradigm facing new realities in the work world. Comments” (Le paradigme du don face aux nouvelles réalités du monde du travail. Quelques remarques.Norbert Alter explica la utilidad y la actualidad de la teoría de Marcel Mauss para pensar la cooperación en la empresa y el compromiso en el trabajo. Desde una nueva perspectiva, aborda las cualidades heurísticas de esa teoría y su alcance crítico, que es necesario movilizar para contar con claves de comprensión y de acción en el mundo laboral. A su contribución, Alain Caillé responde con el artículo “El paradigma del don frente a las nuevas realidades del mundo laboral. Algunas observaciones”.

  11. Clinical utility of dabigatran in United Arab Emirates

    Science.gov (United States)

    Shehab, Abdulla; Elnour, Asim A.; Sadik, Adel; Mandil, Mahmoud Abu; AlShamsi, Ali; Suwaidi, Aesha Al; Bhagavathula, AkshayaSrikanth; Erkekoglu, Pinar; Hamad, Farah; Nuaimi, Saif K. Al

    2015-01-01

    Objectives: To provide early data regarding clinical utility of dabigatran in Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Methods: This was an ethics approved retrospective cross sectional study. We retrieved a total of 76 patients who were using dabigatran from September to December 2014 in the Cardiology Clinic at Al-Ain Hospital, Al-Ain, UAE. The primary analysis was designed to test the frequency of bleeding events (rate) with dabigatran 75, 110, and 150 mg. Results: The mean age ± standard deviation of cohort was 67.9 ± 1.5 years (range; 29-98 years), composed of males (52.6%) with mean age of 66.3 ± 1.7 years, and females (47.4%) with mean age of 69.6 ± 1.1 years. The highest age group was those between 61-80 years (60.5%). Most comprised the age strata of ≤75 years (73.7%). The main indication for dabigatran use was atrial fibrillation. The rate of bleeding with dabigatran was 18/76 (23.7%), and melena was the leading cause of bleeding 8/76 (10.7%). The hospitalization rate was 67.1%, dabigatran withdrawal rate was 0.01%, and mortality rate was 6.5%. The cohort had exhibited incidences of minor bleeding with one fatal major bleeding, high co-morbidities, admission, and readmission, which was not directly linked to dabigatran. We did not identify any relation of death due to dabigatran. Conclusion: Dabigatran is a suitable alternative to warfarin obviating the need for repetitive international normalized ratio monitoring, however, it may need plasma drug monitoring. PMID:26593161

  12. A. Balasopoulos on Vincent Geoghegan’s Utopianism and Marxism.

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available Vincent Geoghegan, Utopianism and Marxism. Oxford et al: Peter Lang, 2008. pp. 189. ISBN: 3039101374In his contribution to Lenin Reloaded: Toward a Politics of Truth, Alain Badiou forcefully argues that the century, “between 1917 and the end of the 1970s, is not at all a century of ideologies, or the imaginary or of utopias, as the liberals would have it today. Its subjective determination is Leninist. It is the passion of the real, of what is immediately practicable, here and now.” These wo...

  13. Fra overmenneske til UNESCO-menneske

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Duedahl, Poul

    I årene efter Anden Verdenskrig og Holocaust var FNs særorganisation for uddannelse, videnskab og kultur, UNESCO, omdrejningspunkt for en semantisk kamp i den internationale, videnskabelige verden om den rette definition af racebegrebet. En kamp der i sin essens handlede om naturvidenskabernes...... for UNESCO i perioden var at udforme en erklæring, som indeholdt en almengyldig definition af racebegrebet. Det skete i troen på, at erklæringen kunne fjerne fordomme og bringe menneskeheden tættere sammen. Filosoffen Alain Finkielkraut har karakteriseret erklæringen som et politisk projekt. Afhandlingen...

  14. Speakable and unspeakable in quantum mechanics. 2. corr. ed.

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Bell, John S.

    2015-01-01

    The new, completely revised translation of the English original edition ''Speakable and Unspeakable in quantum mechanics'' contains both all published and unpublished articles of John Bell about the conceptional and philosophical problems of quantum mechanics as for instance ''About the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradoxon'', ''Bertlmann's Socks and the ''Essence of Reality'', or ''Six Possible Worlds of Quantum Mechanics''. For our presnet understanding of quantum concepts and their limited applicability to classical conceptions of space, time, and locality his works have played an eminent role. After a short foreword of John Bell Alain Aspect explains the huge contribution, which John Bell has provided in Quantum philosophy.

  15. Exploding superstars understanding supernovae and gamma-ray bursts

    CERN Document Server

    Mazure, Alain

    2009-01-01

    The exceptional cosmic history and the fabulous destinies of exploding stars – supernovae and gamma-ray bursters – are highly fertile areas of research and are also very special tools to further our understanding of the universe. In this book, cosmologists Dr Alain Mazure and Dr Stéphane Basa throw light on the assemblage of facts, hypotheses and cosmological conclusions and show how these ‘beacons’ illuminate their immediate surroundings and allow us to study the vast cosmos, like searchlights revealing the matter comprising our universe.

  16. A notion of continuity in discrete spaces and applications

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Valerio Capraro

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available We propose a notion of continuous path for locally finite metric spaces, taking inspiration from the recent development of A-theory for locally finite connected graphs. We use this notion of continuity to derive an analogue in Z2 of the Jordan curve theorem and to extend to a quite large class of locally finite metric spaces (containing all finite metric spaces an inequality for the ℓp-distortion of a metric space that has been recently proved by Pierre-Nicolas Jolissaint and Alain Valette for finite connected graphs.

  17. Fascinante y detestable: artelización e integración de los paisajes industriales

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Miguel Angel Aníbarro

    2016-07-01

    si es campestre. Se hace uso para ello del concepto de “artelización” introducido por Alain Roger y de una nítida diferenciación entre paisaje y territorio. Pero también se advierte de que no siempre se logra esa apreciación estética y que con frecuencia se asiste a situaciones calificables como “despaisajes”. Un recorrido por una escogida selección de ejemplos permite abordar sus casos más característicos y aproximarse a una categorización de los mismos.

  18. Pressupostos de uma cosmovisão humanista na constitutividade do "Homo Juridicus" contemporâneo

    OpenAIRE

    Venturi, Eliseu Raphael

    2013-01-01

    Resumo: A discussão trazida nesta dissertação se fundamenta no conceito de homo juridicus desenvolvido pelo jurista francês Alain Supiot (2007) enquanto construção dogmática, coligada às noções de pessoa e de personalidade, e recuperada em torno dos homens concretos em suas vidas particulares e em coletividade (Enrique Dussel). Baseia-se, igualmente, nas preocupações de Supiot por se compreender o direito como técnica de humanização das técnicas e, ainda, em se ter uma das tarefas da ciência ...

  19. Wherefore Art Thou Philosophy? Badiou without Badiou

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Jason Barker

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Given the encroaching, seemingly pernicious backlash against Alain Badiou’s thinking, which appears partly motivated by the bad faith of “philosophical” rivalries, this essay aims to argue in favour of the ongoing and authentically philosophical stakes of Badiou’s ontology. At the same time the essay attempts to highlight the methodological difficulties Badiou encounters in attempting to reconcile an intrinsic ontology as the dominant condition of philosophy, with a philosophy of the event. The essay concludes by speculating on the “unbound”, “unconditioned” potential of this two-headed philosophy.

  20. Modernidades y destiempos latinoamericanos

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Jesús Martín Barbero

    1998-04-01

    Full Text Available “La idea del paso lineal de las tradiciones a la modernidad es sustituida por la afirmación de que la modernidad se define por la diversidad y multiplicación de las alternativas, la capacidad de asociar pasado y porvenir. Hay un cambio total de perspectiva: se consideraba que el mundo moderno estaba unificado mientras la sociedad tradicional estaba fragmentada; hoy por el contrario la modernización parece llevarnos de lo homogéneo a lo heterogéneo”.Alain Touraine

  1. The Spectacle of Terrorism: Exploring the Notions of ‘Blind Acting Out’ and ‘Phatic Communication’

    OpenAIRE

    Wilson Mwenda Kailemia

    2016-01-01

    The present paper proposes the parallels between ‘staged’ incidences of terrorism and ‘spectacular public disorder’ as a supplementary reading of terrorism. I claim that, while the spectacular in both is not 'par se'- or even an exhaustive- account of how terrorism functions, there is an aspect of what the French philosopher Alain Badiou) has referred to as 'Passage a l’acte' (‘blind acting out’)- coined apropos of the 2006 Paris riots- which should exercise our attention. The methodology of ...

  2. Ontology and Appearing: Documentary Realism as a Mathematical Thought

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Lindsey Hair

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available This paper exposes the relation between the different mathematical orientations, on the one hand, and the modes of documentary film on the other. When we take, with Badiou, mathematics as ontology, and mathematical orientations as orientations to Being, we find in the structural similarity of mathematics and documentary an equivalence: between modes of documentaryand mathematical-ontological decisions, regarding the inscription of 'what is'. From here we move to consider Badiou's notion of 'in-appearing' through a reading of Alain Resnais' documentary Night and Fog.

  3. Untimely Resnais: Muriel’s Disarticulations of Justice

    OpenAIRE

    McMahon, Laura

    2016-01-01

    This is the final version of the article. It first appeared from Edinburgh University Press via https://doi.org 10.3366/film.2016.0012 Alain Resnais's 1963 film Muriel ou le temps d'un retour (Muriel, or the Time of Return) has been read in terms of a failure to engage with the historical and political issues surrounding the Algerian War – a failure viewed by Susan Sontag as a consequence of Resnais's favouring of aesthetics over politics. This essay reconsiders Muriel beyond the terms...

  4. The poetics of automation

    OpenAIRE

    Rot, Gwenaële; Vatin, François

    2017-01-01

    This article compares two examples of industrial patronage in the late 1950s. The first is the 1958 filming of Le Chant du styrène by filmmaker Alain Resnais, with a voiceover of a poem by Raymond Queneau, with funding from the Péchiney firm. The second is the 1959 exhibition Forces et rythmes de l’industrie (“Forces and Rhythmes of Industry”) by painter Reynold Arnould, organized with funding from 12 major French companies. We show how similar these two operations were, from two perspectives...

  5. Libro: a la sombra de las dictaduras. La democracia en América Latina

    OpenAIRE

    Quiroga, Hugo

    2011-01-01

    La producción académica de Alain Rouquié ha dejado marcas profundas en la ciencia política, la sociología y la historia de nuestro continente. Sus estudios sobre el autoritarismo político contemporáneo, el poder militar y la democracia constituyen una reflexión ineludible para el universo intelectual de Latinoamérica y del mundo, en donde ha abierto nuevos campos de estudios y ha dejado planteadas pistas relevantes para futuras líneas de investigaci...

  6. Europe and energy

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Kosciusko-Morizet, Nathalie; Reydellet, Daniel; Colliquet, David; Prevot, Henri; Bucaille, Alain; Sire, Didier; Mandil, Claude; Gressier, Claude; Mocilnikar, Antoine-Tristan; Lamy, Jean; Aladjidi, Gregoire

    2007-01-01

    This special dossier 'Europe and energie' is made of 8 contributions dealing with: a federating policy (Daniel Reydellet); presentation of the dossier (David Colliquet); for a new European cooperation between free-organizing countries (Henri Prevot); Industrialists looking for a policy direction, interview of Alain Bucaille and Didier Sire; we must combine energy efficiency and diversification of energy sources (Claude Mandil); a European policy of 'sustainable' transports (Claude Gressier); a global answer to climate and energy questions (Antoine-Tristan Mocilnikar, Jean Lamy); a growing role for venture capital and entrepreneurs (Gregoire Aladjidi); more from the Internet

  7. Estudio de los actos del habla, los efectos que generan y la psicología narrativa a partir del análisis de entrevistas de un proceso de psicoterapia.

    OpenAIRE

    Perez-Strauss, Idalexa

    2011-01-01

    La presente investigación busca conocer los actos del habla del terapeuta, los efectos que generan en el consultante y los tipos de intervención que surgen en tres sesiones desde la perspectiva de la psicología narrativa. El material transcrito fue analizado tomando en cuenta la propuesta de Alain Blanchet sobre los actos del habla y de Michael White sobre la terapia narrativa. Los resultados muestran una contabilización estadística de los tipos de actos de habla ejecutados antes de prese...

  8. Construction de définitions / construction de concept : vers une situation fondamentale pour la construction de définitions en mathématiques

    OpenAIRE

    Ouvrier-Buffet , Cécile

    2003-01-01

    Nicolas BALACHEFF – DR CNRS – Grenoble (président) Pierre DUCHET – DR CNRS – Paris 6 (rapporteur) Denise GRENIER – MCF – UJF, Grenoble (co-directrice) Sylvette MAURY – Professeur en Sciences de l'Education – Paris 5 Sorbonne (examinateur) Alain MERCIER – Professeur en Sciences de l'Education – INRP (rapporteur) Charles PAYAN – DR CNRS – Grenoble (co-directeur); Our research is interesting in situations of definitions-construction (called SDC); it plays a leading role in the usual mathematical...

  9. O realismo mágico - uma dimensão da literatura francesa do Século XX

    OpenAIRE

    Pereira, Maria Eugénia Tavares

    2005-01-01

    Pierre Mac Orlan, Jules Supervielle, Alain-Fournier, Jean Cocteau, Jean Giono, Marcel Aymé, André Dhôtel, Julien Green, Julien Gracq, Yves Bonnefoy, Michel Tournier foram os autores do século XX que elegemos, de entre muitos outros, para, através da releitura das suas obras – Le Quai des brumes, L’Enfant de la haute mer, Le Grand Meaulnes, Les Enfants terribles, Mort d’un personnage, Le Passe-muraille, Le Pays où l’on n’arrive jamais, Le Visionnaire, Au Château d’Argol, L’Ar...

  10. Scènes de plage dans la peinture hollandaise du XVIIe siècle: l'entrée de la plage dans l'espace des citadins

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Rémy Knafou

    2000-06-01

    Full Text Available Les scènes de plage sont une catégorie de la peinture hollandaise, inventée au XVIIe siècle. L'analyse d'un corpus de tableaux peints durant le Siècle d’Or permet de montrer que le «désir de rivage» analysé par Alain Corbin est apparu sur le littoral de la mer du Nord dès le XVIIe siècle avec l'ouverture de la plage aux citadins oisifs venus des villes voisines.

  11. The energy transition

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Passalacqua, Arnaud; Billes-Garabedian, Laurent; Jancovici, Jean-Marc; Arnoux, Mathieu; Auverlot, Dominique; Leguet, Benoit; Grandjean, Alain; Morel, Julien; Lambert, Quentin; Tranie, Jean-Pascal; Bureau, Dominique; Dron, Dominique; Beeker, Etienne

    2013-01-01

    This special dossier about energy transition is made of 10 contributions dealing with: thousands of years of energy transition (Jean-Marc Jancovici); a recurring problem after a thousand years of fight (Mathieu Arnoux); urban mobility: another energy story (Arnaud Passalacqua); an opportunity subjected to conditions for the French competitiveness (Dominique Auverlot, Benoit Leguet); Germany: an energy utopia or a role model? (Etienne Beeker); environment: the financing stakes (Dominique Dron); reconciling the economical, social and ecological stakes (Alain Grandjean); Sweden in the face of transportation challenge (Julien Morel, Quentin Lambert); India and China with a commitment to global warming (Jean-Pascal Tranie); training the energy transition managers (Dominique Bureau)

  12. Conference for CERN pensioners

    CERN Multimedia

    GS Department

    2010-01-01

    Wednesday 9 June 2010 from 2.30 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. Auditorium in Building 30 7-018 RESEARCH PROJECT “OPTIMUM BRAIN AGEING” Initial results of the study of the population of CERN pensioners Dr François HERRMANN, Geneva Technology and cognitive decline: prevention and compensation Professor Alain FRANCO, Nice, Vice-President of the IAGG (lnternational Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics) Discussion with the participants Admission free. The presentations will be in French.

  13. CONFERENCE FOR CERN PENSIONERS

    CERN Multimedia

    GS Department

    2010-01-01

    Wednesday 9 June 2010 from 2.30 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. Auditorium in Building 30 7-018 RESEARCH PROJECT “OPTIMUM BRAIN AGEING” Initial results of the study of the population of CERN pensioners Dr François HERRMANN, Geneva Technology and cognitive decline: prevention and compensation Professor Alain FRANCO, Nice, Vice-President of the IAGG (lnternational Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics) Discussion with the participants Admission free. The presentations will be in French.

  14. Noncommutative geometry

    CERN Document Server

    Connes, Alain

    1994-01-01

    This English version of the path-breaking French book on this subject gives the definitive treatment of the revolutionary approach to measure theory, geometry, and mathematical physics developed by Alain Connes. Profusely illustrated and invitingly written, this book is ideal for anyone who wants to know what noncommutative geometry is, what it can do, or how it can be used in various areas of mathematics, quantization, and elementary particles and fields.Key Features* First full treatment of the subject and its applications* Written by the pioneer of this field* Broad applications in mathemat

  15. Läti suurim filmifestival lõppes / J. R.

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    J. R.

    2008-01-01

    Tänavuse Riia filmifestivali Arsenals auhinnatud filmidest. Eesti filmide edu : Balti võistlusprogrammis oli parim mängufilm "Sügisball", parim dokfilm "Vastutuulesaal" ja publikupreemia ning ühe oikumeenilise žürii preemia sai "Klass". Peaauhinna võitis loosiga ameerika film "Chop Shop" (režii Ramin Bahrani), parimaks animafilmiks tunnistati lätlase Edmunds Jansonsi "Väikese linnu päevik". Debüüdiauhinna sai läti "Monotony" (Juris Poskus) ja FIPRESCI auhinna prantslase Alain Gomis' "Andalusia" ning läti "Vogelfrei"

  16. Penser les métropoles pour les « individus » ?

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Marc Dumont

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available Les instruments dont on dispose aujourd’hui pour décrire et expliquer les réalités métropolitaines contemporaines ne sont pas entièrement satisfaisants : ils ne permettent pas toujours d’identifier les vraies questions qui se présentent à ceux qui produisent la ville. Partant de ce constat, le sociologue Alain Bourdin synthétise dans son nouvel essai des réflexions issues de sa pratique de recherche et de dialogue avec le monde des institutions, pour y proposer une lecture de la ...

  17. Poderemos viver juntos?

    OpenAIRE

    Adilson Schultz

    2011-01-01

    O sociólogo Alain Touraine abre uma instigante pergunta ao tratar da constituição do sujeito na sociedade contemporânea: Poderemos viver juntos? O título do livro é uma pergunta retórica à qual só pode ser dada uma resposta condicionada: poderemos sim, desde que... Ou então: não há outra saída – temos que viver juntos.  Tomado nesses termos, a pergunta de Touraine denuncia uma crise geral do s...

  18. Poderemos viver juntos?
    http://dx.doi.org/10.15601/1983-7631/rt.v3n5p183-188

    OpenAIRE

    Adilson Schultz

    2011-01-01

    O sociólogo Alain Touraine abre uma instigante pergunta ao tratar da constituição do sujeito na sociedade contemporânea: Poderemos viver juntos? O título do livro é uma pergunta retórica à qual só pode ser dada uma resposta condicionada: poderemos sim, desde que... Ou então: não há outra saída – temos que viver juntos.  Tomado nesses termos, a pergunta de Touraine denuncia uma crise geral do s...

  19. L’éloquence de la chaire à l’époque romantique : le cas de Lacordaire et de Lamennais

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Marta Sukiennicka

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper considers French ecclesiastical rhetoric in the Romantic era, focusing on Lacordaire’s and Lamennais’ contrasting views on the role of eloquence in religious discourse. It argues that Lacordaire, despite employing secular language in his Conférences remains a classicist religious orator, whereas Lammenais expresses his deep distrust of the spoken word and condemns eloquence, turning to letters and political discourse. The comparison of the two concepts can be seen as an exemplification of the transition from littérature-discours to littérature-texte, a general phenomenon in the French Romantic literature as described by Alain Vaillant.

  20. Étude épidémiologique de la maladie de Rendu-Osler en France : répartition géographique et prévalence

    OpenAIRE

    J.m. Robert; Guy Brunet; Henri Plauchu; Alain Bideau

    1989-01-01

    Bideau Alain, Plauchu Henri, Brunet Guy and Robert J.M. ? Epidemiological study of Rendu-Osler's disease in France : geographical distribution and frequency. This study of the geographical distribution of Rendu-Osler's disease is based on a postal questionnaire involving over 23,000 doctors from 52 French départements. The impetus for this survey, which was later extended to other regions, was originally provided by the observation that there was a concentration of patients in the Rhône-Alpes...

  1. Catholicisme et bourgeoisie. Retour sur les Origines de l'esprit bourgeois en France de Bernard Groethuysen

    OpenAIRE

    Maire, Catherine; Hours, Bernard

    2008-01-01

    Dans le cadre du GDR 2342 « l'esprit moderne en religion (xvie-xxe siècle) », le Centre d'anthropologie religieuse européenne (CARE) avec Catherine Maire et l'Institut d'histoire du christianisme avec Bernard Hours, ont organisé à Lyon, dans les locaux de l'université Jean-Moulin, une table ronde autour du livre de Bernard Groethuysen, Origines de l'esprit bourgeois en France (1927), avec la participation de Philippe Boutry, Louis Châtellier, François Chaubet, Marcel Gauchet, Alain Guéry, Ber...

  2. Présentation des auteurs

    OpenAIRE

    2016-01-01

    Jean-Pierre Cléro, université de Haute-Normandie, Rouen Andrea Emiliani, président de l’academia Clementina de Bologna (Italie) Pascal Griener, université de Neuchâtel (Suisse) Yves Hersant, École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris Philippe Junod, université de Lausane (Suisse) Françoise Knopper, université de Toulouse 2-Le Mirail Centre de Recherches et d’Études germaniques (CREG) Didier Laroque, École supérieure d’architecture, Paris Val de Seine Alain Michel, de l’Institut Jacki...

  3. Nouvelles Acquisitions de la bibliothèque de Géographie

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Bernadette Joseph

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available AfriqueExploitation et gestion durable des forêts en Afrique Centrale : la quête de la durabilité, Paris, L'Harmattan, 2007.FAY, KONÉ, QUIMINAL, Décentralisation et pouvoirs en Afrique : en contrepoint, modèles territoriaux français, Paris, IRD Éditions, 2006.GASCON, Alain, Sur les hautes terres comme au ciel : identités et territoires en Éthiopie, Paris, Publications de la Sorbonne, 2006.GOULOU, Jean-Richard Armand, Infrasructuctures de transport et de communication au Congo-Brazzaville, Par...

  4. Eva Kmentová a tělesný otisk v umění šedesátých a sedmdesátých let

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Tereza Hrušková

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available This work deals with a physical body imprint in Art of sixties and seventies, analysing – in a form of comparative and case studies – selected works of the Czech sculptor Eva Kmentová (1928–1980. The issue of body imprint is gripped in a broader theoretical context and is based on decisive foreign works of George Didi-Huberman and of Rosalind Krauss with Yve-Alain Bois. The aim of the thesis is to show another possible perspective of Kmentová’s work in the much broader international perspective.

  5. Members of the Forum Engelberg visit CERN

    CERN Multimedia

    Patrice Loïez

    2002-01-01

    The Forum Engelberg is an annual interdisciplinary conference held in Engelberg, Switzerland intended to act as an international platform for debate and exchange of views on key issues affecting scientific research, technology, economics and philosophy. Its President is Hubert Curien - former French Minister of Research and Space Research, and President of the CERN Council from 1994 to 1996. Photo 01: Thérèse Wolf, Secretary of Forum Engelberg; Alain Hervé; Horst Wenninger; and Alexander Höchli, Forum member and former Landammann of the canton of Obwalden, at the CMS detector's assembly site.

  6. Swiss association for atomic energy (SVA/ASPEA)

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Anon.

    1985-01-01

    A report of the general assembly of the Swiss association for atomic energy held on 4th June 1985. The president, Alain Colomb, called for a 'second electrification' of the country to free Switzerland from a dependence on petroleum. Nuclear energy is necessary to combat air pollution. An invited speaker, Manuel Poyatos of the 'Electricite de France', recounted the French experience of restructuring their electric production system; particular the increasing contribution of nuclear energy and the beneficial effects on the environment. (G.T.H.)

  7. Theoretical modeling of condensation of steam outside different vertical geometries (tube, flat plates) in the presence of noncondensable gases like air and helium

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Ganguli, Arijit; Patel, A.G.; Maheshwari, N.K.; Pandit, A.B.

    2008-01-01

    Condensation of steam coming out from the coolant pipe during a loss of coolant accident (LOCA) plays a key role in removing heat from the primary containment of the advanced nuclear reactor (ANR). The presence of large mass fractions of air (W air = 0.25-0.9) and a small mass fraction of helium (W He = 0.017-0.083) reduces the overall heat transfer coefficient (HTC) substantially. The present work emphasizes on the issue that modeling the diffusion of water-vapor through the gas-liquid interface is the key to give good predictions in HTC. In this, condensation conductivity and effective diffusivity plays a key role. Therefore, modifications have been made in the derivation for calculation of condensation conductivity in the case of steam-air mixture and effective diffusivity (in the case of multicomponent mixture). The model validation has been done with the experimental data of Dehbi et al. [Dehbi, A.A., Golay, M.W., Kazimi, M.S., 1991. National Conference of Heat Transfer AIChE Symposium Series, pp. 19-28] and Anderson et al. [Anderson, M.H., Herranz, L.E., Corradini, M.L., 1998. Experimental analysis of heat transfer within the AP600 containment under postulated accident conditions. Nucl. Eng. Des. 185, 153-172] and other analytical models available in the literature [Herranz, L.E., Anderson, M.H., Corradini, M.H., 1998a. The effect of light gases in noncondensable mixtures on condensation heat transfer. Nucl. Eng. Des. 183, 133-150; Herranz, L.E., Anderson, M.H., Corradini, M.L., 1998b. A diffusion layer model for steam condensation within the AP600 containment. Nucl. Eng. Des. 185, 153-172; Peterson, P.F., Schrock, Y.E., Kageyama, T., 1993. Diffusion layer theory for turbulent vapor condensation with noncondensable gases. J. Heat Transf., 115; Dehbi, A.A., Golay, M.W., Kazimi, M.S., 1991. National Conference of Heat Transfer AIChE Symposium Series, pp. 19-28]. Since the validations of the results were found satisfactory, the datasets [Dehbi, A.A., Golay, M

  8. LHC gets the ball rolling

    CERN Multimedia

    2007-01-01

    1. The multidisciplinary team responsible for the RF ball project to check the interconnections. From left to right: Rhodri Jones (AB/BI), Eva Calvo (AB/BI), Francesco Bertinelli (AT/MCS), Sonia Bartolome Jimenez (TS/IC), Sylvain Weisz (TS/IC), Paul Cruikshank (AT/VAC), Willemjan Maan (AT/VAC), Alain Poncet (AT/MCS), Marek Gasior (AB/BI).2. During the tests the ball is inserted very carefully into the vacuum chamber.1. Le groupe pluridisciplinaire qui a mené le projet de balle RF pour vérifier les interconnexions avec, de gauche à droite, Rhodri Jones (AB/BI), Eva Calvo (AB/BI), Francesco Bertinelli (AT/MCS), Sonia Bartolome Jimenez (TS/IC), Sylvain Weisz (TS/IC), Paul Cruikshank (AT/VAC), Willemjan Maan (AT/VAC), Alain Poncet (AT/MCS) et Marek Gasior (AB/BI).2. Lors des tests, la balle est insérée dans la chambre à vide avec beaucoup de précaution.

  9. Resistance patterns of bacterial isolates to antimicrobials from 3 hospitals in the United Arab Emirates

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    AlDhaheri, Ahmed S; AlNiyadi, Mohammed S; AlDhaheri Ahmed D; Bastaki, Salim M

    2009-01-01

    To compare the resistance pattern of common bacterial pathogens to commonly used drugs. Information and statistics of antimicrobial resistance for 1994 and 2005 were collected from the 3 hospital microbiology laboratories in the United Arab Emirates. The resistance patterns of Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella spp, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa to several front-line drugs were estimated. All laboratories used automatic machines (Vitek 2), which identifies and determines minimum inhibitory concentrations simultaneously. Increased resistance was observed for Staphylococcus aureus, (n=315, 2005) to erythromycin (approximately 6 fold, Al-Ain Hospital only), cloxacillin (Al-Ain Hospital), and gentamicin (more than 3-10 folds in all hospitals). Increased penicillin resistance was not observed. For the common Gram-negative organisms, there was a high resistance to ampicillin, gentamicin, ceftriaxone, ciprofloxacin, and imipenem, which seemed to increase for Escherichia coli, (by 4.2-200%, n=305, 2005); however, there was very little resistance to imipenem (0.4%) in Tawam Hospital. Variable resistance patterns were obtained for Pseudomonas aeruginosa (n=316, 2005) and Klebsiella spp,(n=316, 2005) against aminoglycosides, cephalosporins, ciprofloxacin, and norfloxacin. Overall, there was an obvious increase in resistance of bacteria and the prevalence rate to a number of drugs from 1-120 folds during the 11-year period. (author)

  10. Some Notes (with Badiou and Žižek on Event/Truth/Subject/Militant Community in Jean-Paul Sartre's Political Thought

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Erik M. Vogt

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The main object of this paper is to examine the new philosophical frame proposed by Alain Badiou and Slavoj Žižek and to show that it implies some traces of Sartre's philosophical and political heritage. According the project of Alain Badiou and Slavoj Žižek one should no longer accept today's constellation of freedom, particularistic truth and democracy, but to (reinscribe the issues of freedom and universal truth into a political project that attempts to re-activate a thinking of revolution. Their thinking consists in the wager that it is still possible to provide a philosophical frame for this leftist emancipatory position that claims the dimension of the universal against the vicious circle of capitalist globalization-cum-particularization and, by following Marx's claim that there are formal affinities between the ambitions of emancipatory politics and the working mode of capitalism, takes up the struggle of universalism against globalization (capital. It is only through this struggle for the universal that the intertwined processes of a constant expansion of the automatism of capital and "a process of fragmentation into closed identities," accompanied by "the culturalist and relativist ideology" (Badiou can be suspended. It is precisely this constellation of revolutionary act, universal truth, subject, and militant community, that reveal some similarities with Sartre's concepts of the subject, the revolutionary action, the militant community a.o.

  11. Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of Diabetic Patients in the United Arab Emirates

    Science.gov (United States)

    Al-Maskari, Fatma; El-Sadig, Mohamed; Al-Kaabi, Juma M.; Afandi, Bachar; Nagelkerke, Nicolas; Yeatts, Karin B.

    2013-01-01

    Introduction Diabetes self-management education is a cornerstone of diabetes care. However, many diabetics in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) lack sufficient knowledge about their disease due to illiteracy. Thus, before considering any possible intervention it was imperative to assess present knowledge, attitudes, and practices of patients towards the management of diabetes. Methods A random sample of 575 DM patients was selected from diabetes outpatient's clinics of Tawam and Al-Ain hospitals in Al-Ain city (UAE) during 2006–2007, and their knowledge attitude and practice assessed using a questionnaire modified from the Michigan Diabetes Research Training Center instrument. Results Thirty-one percent of patients had poor knowledge of diabetes. Seventy-two had negative attitudes towards having the disease and 57% had HbA1c levels reflecting poor glycemic control. Only seventeen percent reported having adequate blood sugar control, while 10% admitted non-compliance with their medications. Knowledge, practice and attitude scores were all statistically significantly positively, but rather weakly, associated, but none of these scores was significantly correlated with HbA1c. Conclusions The study showed low levels of diabetes awareness but positive attitudes towards the importance of DM care and satisfactory diabetes practices in the UAE. Programs to increase patients' awareness about DM are essential for all diabetics in the UAE in order to improve their understanding, compliance and management and, thereby, their ability to cope with the disease. PMID:23341913

  12. Petanque Club

    CERN Multimedia

    Club de pétanque

    2011-01-01

    Rien ne pouvait décourager les trente participants ce jeudi 28 juillet 2011, même pas le temps, pour disputer le Challenge de notre ami « Jean Chevallier » pour la douzième année consécutive. Toujours dans la bonne humeur et le fair-play les trois parties parfois acharnées se déroulaient sans problème et notre juge arbitre Albert Menetrey, avec toujours autant d’expérience et de maîtrise  pour l’informatique, devait déclarer vainqueur un nouveau venu au club, ami de Jean en la personne de Bernard Piatti. La 2e place est attribuée à Alain Philipona qui est un habitué du podium. La 3e place revient à Michel Vuillier qui lui aussi est très régulier dans les parties. Notre première féminine est Cathia Baigue fille d’Alain et qui, elle aussi, est...

  13. Behind the scenes of GS: keeping CERN clean

    CERN Document Server

    Antonella Del Rosso

    2014-01-01

    More than 350,000 square metres to be maintained, two different cleaning companies due to CERN’s sites being in two different countries, underground installations where cleanliness is a question of safety… the CERN team in charge of supervising cleaning services overcomes all these challenges to ensure that our workplace remains clean and pleasant every day.   Ensuring the cleanliness of sites containing a huge variety of buildings is an enormous challenge for the two experts in the GS Department in charge of cleaning services. Alain Bertrand has been at CERN for 29 years and knows all there is to know about the Organization’s buildings and what they are used for, the condition of their toilet facilities and, of course, the location of the border between France and Switzerland which, in terms of cleaning services, denotes the transition point between the two companies used. David Chameaux has been doing the same job as Alain for two years, working with him to ensu...

  14. El modo de ser cínico de los dirigentes The Way of Being Cynical of the Leaders

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Álvaro Zapata Domínguez

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Bédard (1995, 2002, ha identificado tres modos de ser que ella designa como “Modo de Ser mítico”, “Modo de Ser sistemático”, “Modo de Ser pragmático”, un cuarto modo de Ser, el “Modo de Ser relacional” ha sido propuesto por Alain Chanlat (1995. Estos modos de Ser, son para los autores, la manifestación de las grandes tendencias del pensamiento occidental. En este contexto en el presente artículo se desarrolla el “Modo de Ser Cínico” de los dirigentes. Los valores fundamentales que distinguen el cinismo, son: la resistencia, la impasibilidad, la maldad.Bédard (1995, 2002, has identified three manners of being, that she designates as the “Way of being mythical”, the “Way of being systematic”, and the “Way of being pragmatic”. A fourth way of being, the “Way of being relational” has been proposed by Alain Chanlat (1995. These ways of being, are for the authors, the manifestation of big trends in Western thought. In this context, in the present article, the “Way of being cynical” of the leaders is developed. The fundamental values that distinguish the cynicism are: resistance, impassivity and evil.

  15. Optimization And Single-Shot Characterization Of Ultrashort Thz Pulses From A Laser Wakefield Accelerator

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Plateau, G.R.; Matlis, N.H.; van Tilborg, J.; Geddes, C.G.R.; Toth, Cs.; Schroeder, C.B.; Leemans, W.P.

    2009-01-01

    We present spatiotemporal characterization of μJ-class ultrashort THz pulses generated from a laser wakefield accelerator (LWFA). Accelerated electrons, resulting from the interaction of a high-intensity laser pulse with a plasma, emit high-intensity THz pulses as coherent transition radiation. Such high peak-power THz pulses, suitable for high-field (MV/cm) pump-probe experiments, also provide a non-invasive bunch-length diagnostic and thus feedback for the accelerator. The characterization of the THz pulses includes energy measurement using a Golay cell, 2D sign-resolved electro-optic measurement and single-shot spatiotemporal electric-field distribution retrieval using a new technique, coined temporal electric-field cross-Correlation (TEX). All three techniques corroborate THz pulses of ∼ 5 μJ, with peak fields of 100's of kV/cm and ∼ 0.4 ps rms duration.

  16. The JHKs Magnitudes of the Red Giant Branch Tip and the Distance Moduli of Nearby Dwarf Galaxy NGC 205

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    M. Y. Jung

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available We have used the near-infrared JHKS photometric data of resolved stars in a nearby dwarf elliptical galaxy NGC 205 to determine the magnitudes of the red giant branch tip (TRGB. By applying Savitzky-Golay filter to the observed luminosity functions (LFs in each band, we derived the second derivatives of the LFs so as to determine the magnitudes of the TRGB. Absolute magnitudes of the TRGB in JHKs bands were measured from the Yonsei-Yale isochrones. By comparing the determined apparent magnitudes and the theoretical absolute magnitudes of the TRGB, we estimated the distance moduli of NGC 205 to be (m-M = 24.10±0:08, 24.08±0.12 and 24.14±0.14 in J, H, and Ks bands, respectively.

  17. Zero order and signal processing spectrophotometric techniques applied for resolving interference of metronidazole with ciprofloxacin in their pharmaceutical dosage form.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Attia, Khalid A M; Nassar, Mohammed W I; El-Zeiny, Mohamed B; Serag, Ahmed

    2016-02-05

    Four rapid, simple, accurate and precise spectrophotometric methods were used for the determination of ciprofloxacin in the presence of metronidazole as interference. The methods under study are area under the curve, simultaneous equation in addition to smart signal processing techniques of manipulating ratio spectra namely Savitsky-Golay filters and continuous wavelet transform. All the methods were validated according to the ICH guidelines where accuracy, precision and repeatability were found to be within the acceptable limits. The selectivity of the proposed methods was tested using laboratory prepared mixtures and assessed by applying the standard addition technique. So, they can therefore be used for the routine analysis of ciprofloxacin in quality-control laboratories. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  18. Compression and channel-coding algorithms for high-definition television signals

    Science.gov (United States)

    Alparone, Luciano; Benelli, Giuliano; Fabbri, A. F.

    1990-09-01

    In this paper results of investigations about the effects of channel errors in the transmission of images compressed by means of techniques based on Discrete Cosine Transform (DOT) and Vector Quantization (VQ) are presented. Since compressed images are heavily degraded by noise in the transmission channel more seriously for what concern VQ-coded images theoretical studies and simulations are presented in order to define and evaluate this degradation. Some channel coding schemes are proposed in order to protect information during transmission. Hamming codes (7 (15 and (31 have been used for DCT-compressed images more powerful codes such as Golay (23 for VQ-compressed images. Performances attainable with softdecoding techniques are also evaluated better quality images have been obtained than using classical hard decoding techniques. All tests have been carried out to simulate the transmission of a digital image from HDTV signal over an AWGN channel with P5K modulation.

  19. Les savants genevois dans l'Europe intellectuelle du XVIIe au milieu du XIXe siècle

    CERN Document Server

    1987-01-01

    Après une introduction sur l'essor de la science genevoise par Jean STAROBINSKI et un chapitre sur l'Europe savante (1700-1850) par Jacques ROGER, sont présentés les travaux et recherches dans les différentes disciplines: l'astronomie par Marcel GOLAY, les mathématiques par Pierre SPEZIALI, la physique par Pierre SPEZIALI, la chimie par Armand BUCHS, la géologie par Albert V. CAROZZI, la zoologie par Marino BUSCAGLIA, la botanique par Jacques NAEF; suivis des biographies des savants genevois par Jean-Michel PICTET, avec petits portraits; notes; index; photos et fac-similés de documents; bibliographies par chapitre. Ouvrage publié par l'Association pour le Musée d'histoire des sciences de Genève, présidé par Jacques TREMBLEY.

  20. Application of Fourier transform near-infrared spectroscopy combined with high-performance liquid chromatography in rapid and simultaneous determination of essential components in crude Radix Scrophulariae.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Li, Xiaomeng; Fang, Dansi; Cong, Xiaodong; Cao, Gang; Cai, Hao; Cai, Baochang

    2012-12-01

    A method is described using rapid and sensitive Fourier transform near-infrared spectroscopy combined with high-performance liquid chromatography-diode array detection for the simultaneous identification and determination of four bioactive compounds in crude Radix Scrophulariae samples. Partial least squares regression is selected as the analysis type and multiplicative scatter correction, second derivative, and Savitzky-Golay filter were adopted for the spectral pretreatment. The correlation coefficients (R) of the calibration models were above 0.96 and the root mean square error of predictions were under 0.028. The developed models were applied to unknown samples with satisfactory results. The established method was validated and can be applied to the intrinsic quality control of crude Radix Scrophulariae.

  1. Quantification of fructan concentration in grasses using NIR spectroscopy and PLSR

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Shetty, Nisha; Gislum, Rene

    2011-01-01

    Near-infrared reflectance (NIR) spectroscopy combined with chemometrics was used to quantify fructan concentration in samples from seven grass species. Savitzky-Golay first derivative with filter width 7 and polynomial order 2 with mean centering was applied as a spectral pre-treatment method...... to remove unimportant baseline signals. In order to model the NIR spectroscopy data the partial least squares regression (PLSR) approach was used on the full spectra. Variable selection based on PLSR by jack-knifing within a cross-model validation (CMV) framework was applied in order to remove non...... quantification of fructans by NIR spectroscopy is possible and that jack-knifing PLSR within a CMV framework is an effective way to eliminate the wavelengths of no interest. Jack-knifing PLSR did not improve the predictive ability because the root mean square error of prediction (RMSEP) increased (1.37) compared...

  2. Coded Ultrasound for Blood Flow Estimation Using Subband Processing

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Gran, Fredrik; Udesen, Jesper; Nielsen, Michael Bachamnn

    2008-01-01

    the excitation signal is broadband and has good spatial resolution after pulse compression. This means that time can be saved by using the same data for B-mode imaging and blood flow estimation. Two different coding schemes are used in this paper, Barker codes and Golay codes. The performance of the codes......This paper investigates the use of coded excitation for blood flow estimation in medical ultrasound. Traditional autocorrelation estimators use narrow-band excitation signals to provide sufficient signal-to-noise-ratio (SNR) and velocity estimation performance. In this paper, broadband coded...... signals are used to increase SNR, followed by subband processing. The received broadband signal is filtered using a set of narrow-band filters. Estimating the velocity in each of the bands and averaging the results yields better performance compared with what would be possible when transmitting a narrow...

  3. PEAK-TO-AVERAGE POWER RATIO REDUCTION USING CODING AND HYBRID TECHNIQUES FOR OFDM SYSTEM

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Bahubali K. Shiragapur

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available In this article, the research work investigated is based on an error correction coding techniques are used to reduce the undesirable Peak-to-Average Power Ratio (PAPR quantity. The Golay Code (24, 12, Reed-Muller code (16, 11, Hamming code (7, 4 and Hybrid technique (Combination of Signal Scrambling and Signal Distortion proposed by us are used as proposed coding techniques, the simulation results shows that performance of Hybrid technique, reduces PAPR significantly as compared to Conventional and Modified Selective mapping techniques. The simulation results are validated through statistical properties, for proposed technique’s autocorrelation value is maximum shows reduction in PAPR. The symbol preference is the key idea to reduce PAPR based on Hamming distance. The simulation results are discussed in detail, in this article.

  4. Field transients of coherent terahertz synchrotron radiation accessed via time-resolving and correlation techniques

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Pohl, A.; Hübers, H.-W. [Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institute of Physics, Newtonstraße 15, 12489 Berlin (Germany); Institute of Optical Sensor Systems, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Rutherfordstrasse 29, 12489 Berlin (Germany); Semenov, A. [Institute of Optical Sensor Systems, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Rutherfordstrasse 29, 12489 Berlin (Germany); Hoehl, A.; Ulm, G. [Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Abbestraße 2-12, 10587 Berlin (Germany); Ries, M.; Wüstefeld, G. [Helmholz-Zentrum Berlin, Albert-Einstein-Str. 15, 12489 Berlin (Germany); Ilin, K.; Thoma, P.; Siegel, M. [Institute of Micro- and Nanoelectronic Systems, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Hertzstrasse 16, 76187 Karlsruhe (Germany)

    2016-03-21

    Decaying oscillations of the electric field in repetitive pulses of coherent synchrotron radiation in the terahertz frequency range was evaluated by means of time-resolving and correlation techniques. Comparative analysis of real-time voltage transients of the electrical response and interferograms, which were obtained with an ultrafast zero-bias Schottky diode detector and a Martin-Puplett interferometer, delivers close values of the pulse duration. Consistent results were obtained via the correlation technique with a pair of Golay Cell detectors and a pair of resonant polarisation-sensitive superconducting detectors integrated on one chip. The duration of terahertz synchrotron pulses does not closely correlate with the duration of single-cycle electric field expected for the varying size of electron bunches. We largely attribute the difference to the charge density oscillations in electron bunches and to the low-frequency spectral cut-off imposed by both the synchrotron beamline and the coupling optics of our detectors.

  5. Fractional order differentiation by integration with Jacobi polynomials

    KAUST Repository

    Liu, Dayan

    2012-12-01

    The differentiation by integration method with Jacobi polynomials was originally introduced by Mboup, Join and Fliess [22], [23]. This paper generalizes this method from the integer order to the fractional order for estimating the fractional order derivatives of noisy signals. The proposed fractional order differentiator is deduced from the Jacobi orthogonal polynomial filter and the Riemann-Liouville fractional order derivative definition. Exact and simple formula for this differentiator is given where an integral formula involving Jacobi polynomials and the noisy signal is used without complex mathematical deduction. Hence, it can be used both for continuous-time and discrete-time models. The comparison between our differentiator and the recently introduced digital fractional order Savitzky-Golay differentiator is given in numerical simulations so as to show its accuracy and robustness with respect to corrupting noises. © 2012 IEEE.

  6. Fault tolerance in parity-state linear optical quantum computing

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Hayes, A. J. F.; Ralph, T. C.; Haselgrove, H. L.; Gilchrist, Alexei

    2010-01-01

    We use a combination of analytical and numerical techniques to calculate the noise threshold and resource requirements for a linear optical quantum computing scheme based on parity-state encoding. Parity-state encoding is used at the lowest level of code concatenation in order to efficiently correct errors arising from the inherent nondeterminism of two-qubit linear-optical gates. When combined with teleported error-correction (using either a Steane or Golay code) at higher levels of concatenation, the parity-state scheme is found to achieve a saving of approximately three orders of magnitude in resources when compared to the cluster state scheme, at a cost of a somewhat reduced noise threshold.

  7. Different spectrophotometric methods applied for the analysis of simeprevir in the presence of its oxidative degradation product: Acomparative study

    Science.gov (United States)

    Attia, Khalid A. M.; El-Abasawi, Nasr M.; El-Olemy, Ahmed; Serag, Ahmed

    2018-02-01

    Five simple spectrophotometric methods were developed for the determination of simeprevir in the presence of its oxidative degradation product namely, ratio difference, mean centering, derivative ratio using the Savitsky-Golay filters, second derivative and continuous wavelet transform. These methods are linear in the range of 2.5-40 μg/mL and validated according to the ICH guidelines. The obtained results of accuracy, repeatability and precision were found to be within the acceptable limits. The specificity of the proposed methods was tested using laboratory prepared mixtures and assessed by applying the standard addition technique. Furthermore, these methods were statistically comparable to RP-HPLC method and good results were obtained. So, they can be used for the routine analysis of simeprevir in quality-control laboratories.

  8. Adulthood Social Class and Union Interest: A First Test of a Theoretical Model.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Mellor, Steven

    2016-10-02

    A serial mediation model of union interest was tested. Based on theoretical notes provided by Mellor and Golay (in press), adulthood social class was positioned as a predictor of willingness to join a labor union, with success/failure attributions at work and willingness to share work goals positioned as intervening variables. Data from U.S. nonunion employees (N = 560) suggested full mediation after effects were adjusted for childhood social class. In sequence, adulthood social class predicted success/failure attributions at work, success/failure attributions at work predicted willingness to share work goals, and willingness to share work goals predicted willingness to join. Implications for socioeconomic status (SES) research and union expansion are discussed.

  9. Fractional order differentiation by integration with Jacobi polynomials

    KAUST Repository

    Liu, Dayan; Gibaru, O.; Perruquetti, Wilfrid; Laleg-Kirati, Taous-Meriem

    2012-01-01

    The differentiation by integration method with Jacobi polynomials was originally introduced by Mboup, Join and Fliess [22], [23]. This paper generalizes this method from the integer order to the fractional order for estimating the fractional order derivatives of noisy signals. The proposed fractional order differentiator is deduced from the Jacobi orthogonal polynomial filter and the Riemann-Liouville fractional order derivative definition. Exact and simple formula for this differentiator is given where an integral formula involving Jacobi polynomials and the noisy signal is used without complex mathematical deduction. Hence, it can be used both for continuous-time and discrete-time models. The comparison between our differentiator and the recently introduced digital fractional order Savitzky-Golay differentiator is given in numerical simulations so as to show its accuracy and robustness with respect to corrupting noises. © 2012 IEEE.

  10. First measurements of subpicosecond electron beam structure by autocorrelation of coherent diffraction radiation

    CERN Document Server

    Lumpkin, Alex H; Rule, D W

    2001-01-01

    We report the initial measurements of subpicosecond electron beam structure using a nonintercepting technique based on the autocorrelation of coherent diffraction radiation (CDR). A far infrared (FIR) Michelson interferometer with a Golay detector was used to obtain the autocorrelation. The radiation was generated by a thermionic rf gun beam at 40 MeV as it passed through a 5-mm-tall slit/aperture in a metal screen whose surface was at 45 deg. to the beam direction. For the observed bunch lengths of about 450 fs (FWHM) with a shorter time spike on the leading edge, peak currents of about 100 A are indicated. Also a model was developed and used to calculate the CDR from the back of two metal strips separated by a 5-mm vertical gap. The demonstrated nonintercepting aspect of this method could allow on-line bunch length characterizations to be done during free-electron laser experiments.

  11. Application of Data Smoothing Method in Signal Processing for Vortex Flow Meters

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Zhang Jun

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Vortex flow meter is typical flow measure equipment. Its measurement output signals can easily be impaired by environmental conditions. In order to obtain an improved estimate of the time-averaged velocity from the vortex flow meter, a signal filter method is applied in this paper. The method is based on a simple Savitzky-Golay smoothing filter algorithm. According with the algorithm, a numerical program is developed in Python with the scientific library numerical Numpy. Two sample data sets are processed through the program. The results demonstrate that the processed data is available accepted compared with the original data. The improved data of the time-averaged velocity is obtained within smoothing curves. Finally the simple data smoothing program is useable and stable for this filter.

  12. Near-IR TRGB Distance to Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy NGC 147

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    A. Kang

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available We report the distance modulus of nearby dwarf elliptical galaxy NGC 147 estimated from the Tip of Red-giant Branch (TRGB method applying to the color-magnitude diagrams and luminosity functions in the near-infrared JHK bands. Apparent magnitudes of TRGBs in each band are obtained by applying Savitzky-Golay filter to the luminosity functions, and the theoretical absolute magnitudes are estimated from Yonsei-Yale isochrones. The derived values of distance modulus to NGC 147 are (m-M=23.69±0.12, 23.78±0.17, and 23.85±0.22 for J, H, and K bands, respectively. Distance modulus in bolometric magnitude is also derived as (m-M=23.87±0.11. We compare the derived values of the TRGB distance modulus to NGC 147 in the near-infrared bands with the previous results in other bands.

  13. Dissolution testing of isoniazid, rifampicin, pyrazinamide and ethambutol tablets using near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) and multivariate calibration.

    Science.gov (United States)

    de Oliveira Neves, Ana Carolina; Soares, Gustavo Mesquita; de Morais, Stéphanie Cavalcante; da Costa, Fernanda Saadna Lopes; Porto, Dayanne Lopes; de Lima, Kássio Michell Gomes

    2012-01-05

    This work utilized the near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) and multivariate calibration to measure the percentage drug dissolution of four active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) (isoniazid, rifampicin, pyrazinamide and ethambutol) in finished pharmaceutical products produced in the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (Brazil). The conventional analytical method employed in quality control tests of the dissolution by the pharmaceutical industry is high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). The NIRS is a reliable method that offers important advantages for the large-scale production of tablets and for non-destructive analysis. NIR spectra of 38 samples (in triplicate) were measured using a Bomen FT-NIR 160 MB in the range 1100-2500nm. Each spectrum was the average of 50 scans obtained in the diffuse reflectance mode. The dissolution test, which was initially carried out in 900mL of 0.1N hydrochloric acid at 37±0.5°C, was used to determine the percentage a drug that dissolved from each tablet measured at the same time interval (45min) at pH 6.8. The measurement of the four API was performed by HPLC (Shimadzu, Japan) in the gradiente mode. The influence of various spectral pretreatments (Savitzky-Golay smoothing, Multiplicative Scatter Correction (MSC), and Savitzky-Golay derivatives) and multivariate analysis using the partial least squares (PLS) regression algorithm was calculated by the Unscrambler 9.8 (Camo) software. The correlation coefficient (R(2)) for the HPLC determination versus predicted values (NIRS) ranged from 0.88 to 0.98. The root-mean-square error of prediction (RMSEP) obtained from PLS models were 9.99%, 8.63%, 8.57% and 9.97% for isoniazid, rifampicin, ethambutol and pyrazinamide, respectively, indicating that the NIR method is an effective and non-destructive tool for measurement of drug dissolution from tablets. Crown Copyright © 2011. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  14. Determination of fat content in chicken hamburgers using NIR spectroscopy and the Successive Projections Algorithm for interval selection in PLS regression (iSPA-PLS)

    Science.gov (United States)

    Krepper, Gabriela; Romeo, Florencia; Fernandes, David Douglas de Sousa; Diniz, Paulo Henrique Gonçalves Dias; de Araújo, Mário César Ugulino; Di Nezio, María Susana; Pistonesi, Marcelo Fabián; Centurión, María Eugenia

    2018-01-01

    Determining fat content in hamburgers is very important to minimize or control the negative effects of fat on human health, effects such as cardiovascular diseases and obesity, which are caused by the high consumption of saturated fatty acids and cholesterol. This study proposed an alternative analytical method based on Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIR) and Successive Projections Algorithm for interval selection in Partial Least Squares regression (iSPA-PLS) for fat content determination in commercial chicken hamburgers. For this, 70 hamburger samples with a fat content ranging from 14.27 to 32.12 mg kg- 1 were prepared based on the upper limit recommended by the Argentinean Food Codex, which is 20% (w w- 1). NIR spectra were then recorded and then preprocessed by applying different approaches: base line correction, SNV, MSC, and Savitzky-Golay smoothing. For comparison, full-spectrum PLS and the Interval PLS are also used. The best performance for the prediction set was obtained for the first derivative Savitzky-Golay smoothing with a second-order polynomial and window size of 19 points, achieving a coefficient of correlation of 0.94, RMSEP of 1.59 mg kg- 1, REP of 7.69% and RPD of 3.02. The proposed methodology represents an excellent alternative to the conventional Soxhlet extraction method, since waste generation is avoided, yet without the use of either chemical reagents or solvents, which follows the primary principles of Green Chemistry. The new method was successfully applied to chicken hamburger analysis, and the results agreed with those with reference values at a 95% confidence level, making it very attractive for routine analysis.

  15. [Rapid Identification of Epicarpium Citri Grandis via Infrared Spectroscopy and Fluorescence Spectrum Imaging Technology Combined with Neural Network].

    Science.gov (United States)

    Pan, Sha-sha; Huang, Fu-rong; Xiao, Chi; Xian, Rui-yi; Ma, Zhi-guo

    2015-10-01

    To explore rapid reliable methods for detection of Epicarpium citri grandis (ECG), the experiment using Fourier Transform Attenuated Total Reflection Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR/ATR) and Fluorescence Spectrum Imaging Technology combined with Multilayer Perceptron (MLP) Neural Network pattern recognition, for the identification of ECG, and the two methods are compared. Infrared spectra and fluorescence spectral images of 118 samples, 81 ECG and 37 other kinds of ECG, are collected. According to the differences in tspectrum, the spectra data in the 550-1 800 cm(-1) wavenumber range and 400-720 nm wavelength are regarded as the study objects of discriminant analysis. Then principal component analysis (PCA) is applied to reduce the dimension of spectroscopic data of ECG and MLP Neural Network is used in combination to classify them. During the experiment were compared the effects of different methods of data preprocessing on the model: multiplicative scatter correction (MSC), standard normal variable correction (SNV), first-order derivative(FD), second-order derivative(SD) and Savitzky-Golay (SG). The results showed that: after the infrared spectra data via the Savitzky-Golay (SG) pretreatment through the MLP Neural Network with the hidden layer function as sigmoid, we can get the best discrimination of ECG, the correct percent of training set and testing set are both 100%. Using fluorescence spectral imaging technology, corrected by the multiple scattering (MSC) results in the pretreatment is the most ideal. After data preprocessing, the three layers of the MLP Neural Network of the hidden layer function as sigmoid function can get 100% correct percent of training set and 96.7% correct percent of testing set. It was shown that the FTIR/ATR and fluorescent spectral imaging technology combined with MLP Neural Network can be used for the identification study of ECG and has the advantages of rapid, reliable effect.

  16. Prediction of daily spring hydrographs for future climatic scenarios based on an integrated numerical modelling approach: Application on a snow-governed semi- arid karst catchment area.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Doummar, J.; Kassem, A.; Gurdak, J. J.

    2017-12-01

    In the framework of a three-year USAID/NSF- funded PEER Science project, flow in a karst system in Lebanon (Assal Spring; discharge 0.2-2.5 m3/s yearly volume of 22-30 Mm3) dominated by snow and semi arid conditions was simulated using an integrated numerical model (Mike She 2016). The calibrated model (Nash-Sutcliffe coefficient of 0.77) is based on high resolution input data (2014-2017) and detailed catchment characterization. The approach is to assess the influence of various model parameters on recharge signals in the different hydrological karst compartments (Atmosphere, unsaturated zone, and saturated zone) based on an integrated numerical model. These parameters include precipitation intensity and magnitude, temperature, snow-melt parameters, in addition to karst specific spatially distributed features such as fast infiltration points, soil properties and thickness, topographical slopes, Epikarst and thickness of unsaturated zone, and hydraulic conductivity among others. Moreover, the model is currently simulated forward using various scenarios for future climate (Global Climate Models GCM; daily downscaled temperature and precipitation time series for Lebanon 2020-2045) in order to depict the flow rates expected in the future and the effect of climate change on hydrographs recession coefficients, discharge maxima and minima, and total spring discharge volume . Additionally, a sensitivity analysis of individual or coupled major parameters allows quantifying their impact on recharge or indirectly on the vulnerability of the system (soil thickness, soil and rock hydraulic conductivity appear to be amongst the highly sensitive parameters). This study particularly unravels the normalized single effect of rain magnitude and intensity, snow, and temperature change on the flow rate (e.g., a change of temperature of 3° on the catchment yields a Residual Mean Square Error RMSE of 0.15 m3/s in the spring discharge and a 16% error in the total annual volume with

  17. Keynote Symposium for the Open Day Celebrations

    CERN Multimedia

    2004-01-01

    CERN scientists probe ever-deeper levels of matter and their interactions, but can we say that the patterns they see are truly fundamental? Does the universe obey the same laws throughout? Since mathematical constructions can be true in the absence of any relation to the physical world, is mathematics more fundamental than physics? Extraterrestrial life would probably look much different from that on Earth, but natural selection still be fundamental to their evolution? Leading thinkers from a variety of subjects will explore the question of what is fundamental in a symposium at CERN. Richard Dawkins will speak on biology, Gerard ‘t Hooft will focus on physics, and Alain Connes will discuss mathematics; a leading computer scientist is also scheduled to speak. 15 October, 14:00 to 17:00 CERN Auditorium, Bldg. 500 Entrance free

  18. Simplexity, languages and human languaging

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Cowley, Stephen; Gahrn-Andersen, Rasmus

    2018-01-01

    Building on a distributed perspective, the Special Issue develops Alain Berthoz's concept of simplexity. By so doing, neurophysiology is used to reach beyond observable and, specifically, 1st-order languaging. While simplexity clarifies how language uses perception/action, a community's ‘lexicon......’ (a linguistic 2nd order) also shapes human powers. People use global constraints to make and construe wordings and bring a social/individual duality to human living. Within a field of perception-action-language, the phenomenology of ‘words’ and ‘things’ drives people to sustain their own experience....... Simplex tricks used in building bodies co-function with action that grants humans access to en-natured culture where, together, they build human knowing....

  19. Amor, deseo y fantasía en El invitado de Carlos Arcos Cabrera

    OpenAIRE

    Anchante Arias, Jim

    2015-01-01

    El presente artículo es un análisis de la novela El invitado del escritor ecuatoriano Carlos Arcos Cabrera. Dicho análisis tiene como marco teórico el concepto lacaniano de fantasma, así como la noción de amor a partir de la propuesta ontológica de Alain Badiou. Se parte de la hipótesis de que en la mencionada novela, el matrimonio Felipe-Carmen configura una conflictiva relación que crea un discurso intrahistórico y otro histórico. Este último, teniendo como telón de fondo el conflicto de la...

  20. Amor, deseo y fantasía en El invitado de Carlos Arcos Cabrera

    OpenAIRE

    Anchante Arias, Jim

    2015-01-01

    El presente artículo es un análisis de la novela El invitado del escritor ecuatoriano Carlos Arcos Cabrera. Dicho análisis tiene como marco teórico el concepto lacaniano de fantasma, así como la noción de amor a partir de la propuesta ontológica de Alain Badiou. Se parte de la hipótesis de que en la mencionada novela, el matrimonio Felipe- Carmen configura una conflictiva relación que crea un discurso intrahistórico y otro histórico. Este último, teniendo como telón de fondo el conflicto de l...

  1. Sodome à Paris : protohistoire de l’homosexualité masculine, fin XVIII– milieu XIXe siècle

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Thierry Pastorello

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Alain Corbin, dans une étude intitulée L’Harmonie des plaisirs : les manières de jouir du siècle des lumières à l’avènement de la sexologie, note en ce qui concerne la période étudiée l’obligation d’oublier les concepts forgés par la sexologie. Pourtant, si la construction de l’homosexualité ne peut être envisagée avant la fin du XIXe siècle, les sentiments dits homosexuels furent antérieurement perçus à travers certains critères. Les hommes pratiquant ces rapports affectifs et sexuels eurent...

  2. Decir la belleza del mundo. Simone Weil y la responsabilidad de la literatura

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Emilia Bea

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se abordan diferentes dimensiones de la relación con la literatura de la filósofa francesa de origen judío Simone Weil (1909-1943. En un primer momento de la exposición se atiende a sus consideraciones sobre la responsabilidad de los escritores que, aunque recorren todo su itinerario, tienen como centro neurálgico su colaboración en la revista Cahiers du Sud durante el periodo de Marsella. Posteriormente, se incide en la presencia de la literatura en su obra, gracias a la influencia de su maestro Alain, quien le enseñó a pensar a través de la escritura. Por último, se hace una breve referencia a la tragedia inacabada,Venecia salvada y a sus poemas, aludiendo a su afinidad espiritual con el poeta de Carcassonne, Joë Bousquet.

  3. Non-Place

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    formulation. The anthology contains 17 articles engaged directly in the application, retrofitting and broadening of the concept of the non-place to a range of literary and media texts, as well as the merging of this concept to other theoretical concepts by e.g. Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze, Alain Badiou......We spend more and more of our everyday lives in what Marc Augé calls non-places – homogenous, but bland places of transit. This anthology addresses the representations of non-places in literature, culture and media, and critiques and re-actualizes Augé’s work twenty years after its initial...... Jutland, and many others. This anthology is the seventh publication in the IRGiC series and it springs from a research seminar held at Aalborg University in May 2013: “Non-Place in Literature, Media and Culture”....

  4. BODIES WHICH ARE OPEN TO GIVE LIGHT

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Vanessa Daniele de Moraes

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available This article purposes a consideration on themes relevant to Jean-Luc Nancy’s theory, by means of two short-stories by Clarice Lispector, two poems – one by Manuel Bandeira and one by Cecília Meireles – and one movie by Alain Resnais. Concerning all these examples, the aim is to deal with issues related to meaning, body, absence, touch and the eroticism movement – and to investigate traces of the body denial as an absolute truth or as a closure of meaning in the female characters, since they sometimes behave themselves as saints, sometimes as whores. In Noli me tangere, an essay by Jean-Luc Nancy based on a Biblical episode, we become aware that the contact between resuscitated Jesus and Maria Magdalena does not actually happen – and this is a motive scene for composing a consideration on the chosen corpus.

  5. Restauration and revolution. Essay on the dialectics of the struggle for homosexual rights

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Ivan Vuković

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available The author analyses opinions expressed by the French philosopher Alain Badieu concerning the course and the outcome of ideological struggles led in the 20th century. Unlike Badieu who claims that the century ended with complete defeat of communist ideas, the author claims that the left had some success in the field of culture, in spite of all the loses in economy and politics. This thesis is illustrated by the example of the movement for homosexual rights. According to Badieu, this movement entered history with a revolutionary claim for a general liberation of human sexuality, and ended with the egoistic, petit-bourgeois request for the right to marriage. The author, on the other hand, thinks that the recognition of this second request augments sexual liberties and dynamics in the entire society, which means that the movement has fulfilled its general revolutionary function according Badieu’s own criteria.

  6. Public Policies of Solar Energy

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Bouvier, Yves; Pehlivanian, Sophie; Teissier, Pierre; Chauvin-Michel, Marion; Forget, Marie; Raymond, Roland; Hyun Jin Yu, Julie; Popiolek, Nathalie; Guthleben, Denis

    2013-01-01

    This dossier about the Public Policies of Solar Energy brings together the presentations given in June 2013 at a colloquium organised by the Savoie university of Chambery (France): Introduction (Yves Bouvier, Sophie Pehlivanian); Passive solar energy in the shade of the French energy policy, 1945-1986 (Pierre Teissier); Solar architectures and energy policies in France: from oil crisis to solar crisis (Marion Chauvin-Michel); Sun in media, between promotion and contestation (Sophie Pehlivanian); Public policies of solar energy and territorial jurisdictions: the example of village photovoltaic power plants (Marie Forget); Energy social system and ordinary creative movement (Roland Raymond); The Historical Evolution of South Korea's Solar PV Policies since the 1970's (Julie Hyun Jin Yu, Nathalie Popiolek); Research on solar energy from yesterday to the present day: an historical project (Denis Guthleben); Photovoltaic power: public policies and economical consequences. The French choices in the international context - 1973-2013 (Alain Ricaud)

  7. A abordagem socioantropológica de Sophie Poirot-Delpech

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Sara Ramos

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to present the work of Sophie Poirot-Delpech. Through her research, the author has contributed to the development of a specific tradition in the sociological domain – the social-anthropology of technique. In this approach (that has benefited from the contributions of other authors, particularly Alain Gras, Gérard Dubey, Caroline Moricot, Victor Scardigli we try to identify convergence points with organizational psychologists´ practice, namely, the centrality of the real; participative action; and the importance of context. Particular attention is paid to the concepts and methods adopted, in order to emphasize the contributions that this tradition brings to the research on organizational psychology. Also accentuated is the exercise of contextualizing human activity, its historical character and the relevance of its continuous (reconstruction as imperatives to the understanding of it.

  8. The Spectacle of Terrorism: Exploring the Notions of ‘Blind Acting Out’ and ‘Phatic Communication’

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Wilson Mwenda Kailemia

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available The present paper proposes the parallels between ‘staged’ incidences of terrorism and ‘spectacular public disorder’ as a supplementary reading of terrorism. I claim that, while the spectacular in both is not 'par se'- or even an exhaustive- account of how terrorism functions, there is an aspect of what the French philosopher Alain Badiou has referred to as 'Passage a l’acte' (‘blind acting out’- coined apropos of the 2006 Paris riots- which should exercise our attention. The methodology of 'passage a l’acte' is to draw maximum attention to an issue by letting the extended post-attack coverage ‘do the talking’. The article also shows how ‘phatic communication’, a term coined by Malinowski, is an important component of 'passage a l’acte'

  9. The Myth of Bourgeois Democracy

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Mulvad, Andreas Christian Møller; Stahl, Rune Møller

    representative democracy - not abolish it. Third, we highlight how Leninists and liberals have unknowingly colluded to sustain the myth that parliamentary democracy is essentially liberal. Finally, turning our attention to the current neoliberal conjuncture, we argue that Badiou’s and Žižek’s notion......This paper argues that the Left should move beyond the commonplace understanding – upheld by Alain Badiou and Slavoj Žižek - that parliamentary democracy is essentially of a bourgeois nature. We show first how the introduction of parliamentary democracy – defined as constitutionalization of state...... power under a legislative body, with regular elections and universal suffrage – was everywhere a result of the pressure of social movements from below against the aspirations of both conservatives and liberals. Second, we reread Marx on the Paris Commune to discover how Marx wanted to radicalize...

  10. 2014 Accelerators meeting, Grenoble

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Lucotte, Arnaud; Lamy, Thierry; De Conto, Jean-Marie; Fontaine, Alain; Revol, Jean-Luc; Nadolski, Laurent S.; Kazamias, Sophie; Vretenar, Maurizio; Ferrando, Philippe; Laune, Bernard; Vedrine, Pierre

    2014-10-01

    The Accelerators meeting is organised every two years by the Accelerators division of the French Society of Physics (SFP). It brings together about 50 participants during a one-day meeting. The morning sessions are devoted to scientific presentations while the afternoon is dedicated to technical visits of facilities. This document brings together the available presentations (slides): 1 - Presentation of the Laboratory of subatomic physics and cosmology - LPSC-Grenoble (Lucotte, Arnaud; Lamy, Thierry); 2 - Presentation of the Accelerators division of the French Society of Physics (Fontaine, Alain; Revol, Jean-Luc); 3 - Presentation of Grenoble's master diplomas in Accelerator physics (Nadolski, Laurent S.); 4 - Presentation of Paris' master diplomas in big instruments (Kazamias, Sophie); 5 - Particle accelerators and European Union's projects (Vretenar, Maurizio); 6 - French research infrastructures (Ferrando, Philippe); 7 - Coordination of accelerators activity in France (Laune, Bernard; Vedrine, Pierre)

  11. ¿Cómo salir del liberalismo?

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Lenin Flórez

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Alain Touraine ¿Cómo salir del Liberalismo? Piadós, Bacelona, 1999, 123 páginas. El libro parece circunscribirse al actual contexto político de Francia, que el autor considera como una coyuntura de salida del liberalismo. Su tema central gira alrededor de entender la democracia en este periodo y un proyecto político de más largo alcance. Sin embargo, sabemos que tiene serias investigaciones sobre la realidad latinoamericana, lo que nos indica que su temática rebasa el mundo europeo. Sin duda, el texto que reseñamos tiene un carácter crítico y sus planteamientos suscitan la controversia teórica.

  12. Estimation and control of dynamical systems

    CERN Document Server

    Bensoussan, Alain

    2018-01-01

    This book provides a comprehensive presentation of classical and advanced topics in estimation and control of dynamical systems with an emphasis on stochastic control. Many aspects which are not easily found in a single text are provided, such as connections between control theory and mathematical finance, as well as differential games. The book is self-contained and prioritizes concepts rather than full rigor, targeting scientists who want to use control theory in their research in applied mathematics, engineering, economics, and management science. Examples and exercises are included throughout, which will be useful for PhD courses and graduate courses in general. Dr. Alain Bensoussan is Lars Magnus Ericsson Chair at UT Dallas and Director of the International Center for Decision and Risk Analysis which develops risk management research as it pertains to large-investment industrial projects that involve new technologies, applications and markets. He is also Chair Professor at City University Hong Kong.

  13. The ethics of physicists in questions

    CERN Multimedia

    2000-01-01

    Four CERN physicists, Peggie Rimmer, Ugo Amaldi, Alain Blondel, and Jean-Marie Le Goff, answered questions from 150 college students last Monday during a debate on the theme of the ethics of physics. Organized by CERN and the Department of public instruction of the Canton of Geneva, the meeting followed a reading by the students of the play Die Physiker, by Friedrich Dürrenmatt, which raises the problem of political exploitation of discoveries made during the second world war. The Minister of Education of the Canton de Genève, Mrs Martine Brunschwig-Graf, took part in the debate. The questions posed by students were not lacking in pertinence : Should a physicist reveal a discovery that is dangerous in his opinion ? Who are responsible, those who make the discoveries or those who use them ?

  14. 29 January 2009 - Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs F. Frattini, visiting the ATLAS experimental area with Director-General R. Heuer and Collaboration Spokesperson P. Jenni.

    CERN Multimedia

    Maximilien Brice

    2009-01-01

    Present during the ATLAS undegrround visit: Dr Fabiola Gianotti,ATLAS CollaborationDeputy Spokesperson and Spokesperson Designate; Dr Monica Pepe-Altarelli, LHCb Collaboration CERN Team Leader; Prof. Guido Tonelli,CMS Collaboration, Deputy Spokesperson; Prof. Roberto Petronzio, INFN President. CERN participants present in the audience during the presentations by the Director-General R. Heuer and by Prof. Antonino Zichichi, ALICE Collaboration, University of Bologna: Prof. Sergio Bertolucci,Director for Research and Scientific Computing; Prof. Felicitas Pauss, Coordinator for External Relations Coordinator; Prof. Carlo Rubbia, CERN Former Director-General, Nobel Prize in Physics 1984; Dr Jurgen Schukraft, ALICE Collaboration Spokesperson. Members of the delegation in the audience: Ambassador to the UN, H. Exc. Mr Caracciolo di Vetri; Ambassador Alain G.M. Economides,Capo di Gabinetto; Prof. Antonio Bettanini\tCons. dell’On. Ministro per le Relazioni istituzionali; On. Mario Pescante and Min. Plen Maurizio Mas...

  15. Introduction: Archives and Radical Education

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Linda Dittmar

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Though Alain Resnais’ documentary film about the French National Library, All the World’s Memory (Toute la Memoir du Monde, is meant to celebrate the library’s scope and organization, anxiety seeps into its cinematic “language”: dim black-and-white footage, a restlessly prowling camera, close-ups that cut off object from context and detail from whole, discontinuous cuts, choppy bullet-like comments, and darkly foreboding orchestral music. It’s a beautiful film, but what does it say about Resnais’ feelings about the library? Certainly awe, but also high modernism’s anxiety about proliferating knowledge. “Man,” the authoritative male voice-over proclaims, “fears being engulfed by this mass of words.”

  16. Geochemistry study of orientation made in the Uranio mission context

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    1982-01-01

    The objective of the geochemical study or guidance study, is to select the three main parameters of strategic a geochemical prospection: place election for samples extraction, king of material to sample, the average density of sampling. Also throughout the tours, complementary studies can take place in order to improve the chosen techniques initially. Inspiring by results obtained by Alain Lambert to us by the end of 1981 in diverse tactics done in known indications, we have come to a preliminary study days 7 and 8 of January of 1982 in the South Long Hill region. During the campaign of strategic prospection, two complementary studies were realised: one in the region of Yerba Sola and another one in Paso Severino from the 6 to the 9 of October of 1982

  17. CLUB PÉTANQUE

    CERN Multimedia

    Club Pétanque

    2016-01-01

    Suite à notre Assemblée Générale du  Mercredi 07 Avril 2016 voici la composition du comité : - Claude CERRUTI : Président - Gino DEBELLIS : Vice Président - Claude JOUVE : Trésorier - Michèle DUNAND : Secrétaire - Bernard GOICOECHEA: Communication - Alain PHILIPONA : Animation   Le premier concours de la saison Challenge " Luigi BAVARESCO " aura lieu exceptionnellement le Mercredi 18 Mai 2016 à 18H et ceci pour une raison d'effectif pour l'organisation. Cette date a été modifiée par rapport au calendrier 2016. Merci de votre compréhension.

  18. Pétanque Club

    CERN Multimedia

    Club de pétanque

    2011-01-01

    Ce samedi 12 novembre se déroulait le challenge du défunt président de  l’Union sportive genevoise de pétanque « Michel Donnet ». Treize doublettes participaient dont deux équipes CERB composées de Bernard Goicoechea et Alain Fisson et de Claude Cerruti et Christian Jouve. L’équipe de Bernard s’impose en 1/4 de final sur Christian et Claude avec le score de 13 à 12 et remporte ensuite ce challenge en battant l’équipe des Taxi-Phone. Bravo donc à nos deux équipes cernoises.

  19. Bricolages, identidad y Movilizaciones comunitarias

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Alain Bouldoires

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available En OPINION, el maestro francés Alain Boul presenta un tratamiento de cuestiones relativas a la construcción de la identidad que se convierte en una condición indispensable de la comunicación. Hoy en día, señala el individuo aislado fabrica una identidad, busca "su" verdad, define un personaje. Señala que urge trazar una línea directriz de acción entre dos fenómenos: el individualismo y su bricolage identitario de un lado y el comunitarismo y la evolución de las movilizaciones reinvindicadas del otro.

  20. CINEMA, INFÂNCIA E ESCOLA: NOVOS OLHARES PARA A EDUCAÇÃO BÁSICA

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Gisela Pascale Camargo Leite

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Esse texto surge como fruto de leituras e debates da disciplina Tópicos especiais: Educação e Cinema do programa de Pós-Graduação em Educação da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro e pretende refletir acerca da qualidade do encontro entre o cinema e a infância no contexto escolar, para além da questão do gosto. O artigo aposta fortemente na hipótese de alteridade de Alain Bergala e promove questões para pensar a pedagogia da criação. Trata-se também de uma proposta de aproximação da experiência escolar como uma forma efetiva de aprender com as crianças a desnaturalizar as formas de ver e estar no mundo, olhando-o como se fosse a primeira vez.

  1. La crise du vivre-ensemble

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Schultz, Nils Voisin

    2014-01-01

    Cet article examine les caractères idéologique et affectif de deux essais écrits respectivement par Alain Finkielkraut et Richard Millet sur la crise actuelle du vivre-ensemble en France. Les deux penseurs critiquent la société multiculturelle, mais alors que pour Finkielkraut cette société est une...... chance pour la France à condition que le dialogue interculturel soit renforcé et que l’idée d’une culture française y garde sa place, elle reste pour Millet une impossibilité. L’enjeu de l’analyse est de dévoiler la capacité des discours à générer par l’affectivité une peur capable d’intensifier l’argumentation...

  2. 17th Poincaré Seminar 2013

    CERN Document Server

    Duplantier, Bertrand; Raimond, Jean-Michel; Rivasseau, Vincent

    2016-01-01

    This fourteenth volume in the Poincaré Seminar Series is devoted to Niels Bohr, his foundational contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum theory and their continuing importance today. This book contains the following chapters: - Tomas Bohr, Keeping Things Open; - Olivier Darrigol, Bohr's Trilogy of 1913; -John Heilbron, The Mind that Created the Bohr Atom; - Serge Haroche & Jean-Michel Raimond, Bohr's Legacy in Cavity QED; - Alain Aspect, From Einstein, Bohr, Schrödinger to Bell and Feynman: a New Quantum Revolution?; - Antoine Browaeys, Interacting Cold Rydberg Atoms: A Toy Many-Body System; - Michel Bitbol & Stefano Osnaghi, Bohr´s Complementarity and Kant´s Epistemology. Dating from their origin in lectures to a broad scientific audience these seven chapters are of high educational value. This volume is of general interest to physicists, mathematicians and historians.

  3. Rectors of European universities

    CERN Multimedia

    Maximilien Brice

    2003-01-01

    Several rectors of European universities visited CERN recently while in Geneva for a conference on coordination between their institutions. The visit began with a welcome by Roger Cashmore, CERN Director of Collider Programmes,and continued with tours of CMS, ALICE and the LHC magnet assembly hall. Photos 01, 02: The visitors in the ALICE assembly hall: (left to right) Dr. Raymond Werlen, Deputy Secretary-General of the Conference of Rectors of Swiss Universities; visit guide Prof. Alain Blondel, Department of Nuclear and Corpuscular Physics, University of Geneva; Prof. Adriano Pimpão, Rector of the University of Algarve, President of the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities; Prof. Jean-Pierre Finance, Conference of University Presidents, France; Prof. Jean-Paul Lehners, Vice-President of the Centre Universitaire, Luxemburg.

  4. Literature, cinema and history in "Hiroshima Mon Amour"

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Nismária Alves David Barros

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available This article analyzes Hiroshima Mon Amour, realization by Alain Resnais divulged in 1959 and ciné-roman by Marguerite Duras published in 1960. Considering the Jeanne-Marie Clerc's theory (2004, we understand that the literature and the cinema are resources of expression that do not establish competition or subordination relations, but they establish complementary relations, they make mutual exchanges for their renewals. They are not the documents on the atomic tragedy of Hiroshima because they congregate historical facts, literary narrative and cinematographic techniques. This ciné-roman and this film displays a revolutionary position of the artistic form to express a critical vision on the world after war. They create a love history and a history of loss, focusing the individual anguish in the plot. Through  the return to the past, using a poetical language, they discloses the pains of the protagonist and the pains of the humanity. Therefore the receiver reflects on himself.

  5. La voix off au féminin : Hiroshima mon amour et Aurélia Steiner

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Jennifer Cazenave

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Une étude comparée du grand film moderne d’Alain Resnais, Hiroshima mon amour (1959, et du dyptique de Marguerite Duras, Aurélia Steiner (1979, laisse entrevoir une filiation entre deux films que vingt ans séparent et où s’entrecroisent un certain nombre de fils conducteurs : le lieu et la parole ; l’histoire et la mémoire ; la voix-off au féminin et l’irreprésentable. Il s’agira donc de penser ces deux œuvres cinématographiques à partir du rapport entre le parler féminin et la représentation du passé, soit la tonte des femmes au moment de la libération dans Hiroshima mon amour, soit l’extermination des Juifs d’Europe dans Aurélia Steiner.

  6. Speakable and unspeakable in quantum mechanics. 2. corr. ed.; Quantenmechanik. Sechs moegliche Welten und weitere Artikel

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Bell, John S.

    2015-07-01

    The new, completely revised translation of the English original edition ''Speakable and Unspeakable in quantum mechanics'' contains both all published and unpublished articles of John Bell about the conceptional and philosophical problems of quantum mechanics as for instance ''About the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradoxon'', ''Bertlmann's Socks and the ''Essence of Reality'', or ''Six Possible Worlds of Quantum Mechanics''. For our presnet understanding of quantum concepts and their limited applicability to classical conceptions of space, time, and locality his works have played an eminent role. After a short foreword of John Bell Alain Aspect explains the huge contribution, which John Bell has provided in Quantum philosophy.

  7. Geochemistry study of orientation made in the Uranio mission context[Geochemical prospection of Uranium in Uruguay]; Estudios geoquimicos de orientacion realizados en el marco de la mision Uranio

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    NONE

    1982-07-01

    The objective of the geochemical study or guidance study, is to select the three main parameters of strategic a geochemical prospection: place election for samples extraction, king of material to sample, the average density of sampling. Also throughout the tours, complementary studies can take place in order to improve the chosen techniques initially. Inspiring by results obtained by Alain Lambert to us by the end of 1981 in diverse tactics done in known indications, we have come to a preliminary study days 7 and 8 of January of 1982 in the South Long Hill region. During the campaign of strategic prospection, two complementary studies were realised: one in the region of Yerba Sola and another one in Paso Severino from the 6 to the 9 of October of 1982.

  8. The Euro

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Jespersen, Jesper

    2016-01-01

    of Germany in 1918 and 1945. The two strategies the elite tried were very different, but they both failed. A heavy war indemnity in 1919 and the common European currency in 1990 were seen by the French elite as instruments to suppress Germany’s potential economic (and political) superiority. The French......Alain Parguez is right when he claims that the “euro” is a political failure and an economic disaster, in which French politicians and economists seem to have played a significant role. France’s elite envisaged being a dominant political power on the Continent after the two military defeats...... economic elite, represented by F. Perroux and Jacques Rueff, supported the elite’s aspiration of being the leading power within a united Europe by academic arguments. The academic support for the Mitterrand government’s European Union (EU) policy was organized by the former economics and finance minister...

  9. CERN Library | Carlos Chimal presents his book "El Universo en un puñado de átomos" | 26 September

    CERN Document Server

    CERN Library

    2016-01-01

    "El Universo en un puñado de átomos", by Carlos Chimal. Monday 26 September 2016 - 16:00 Room Georges Charpak (60-6-015)   What have in common Swiss filmmaker Alain Tanner, Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges, French philosopher Voltaire, Spanish writer Cervantes, English playwright Shakespeare and Particle Physics? El Universo en un puñado de átomos is a chronicle about the relationship between literature, arts, science and technology around HEP. As a novelist interested in public understanding of science, author started these diary of the journey into the atom in April of 1992 interviewing Leon Lederman at Fermilab, later he visited DESY and finally, since 1998, he came to CERN and did "lab life", sometimes spending several weeks, even months, at CERN. Every year since then he have been interviewing particle hunters as many as he could. So, this book is supported by their testimonies given formally...

  10. L’identità narrativa ricœuriana alla prova del «nouveau roman» di Robbe-Grillet

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Alberto Romele

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The present essay aims to connect Ricœur’s notion of narrative identity – developed between the 1980s and 1990s – with the nouveau roman theorized by Alain Robbe-Grillet in writings published between 1956 and 1963 and then collected in Pour un noveau roman. In the first part, the essay will summarize Ricœur’s  Aristotelian –apocalyptic narratology model in the light of a comparison with the work of Frank Kermode. In the second part, noveau roman’s ontic realism will be presented. Finally, in the third part, starting with a comparison with the world of computer games, the essay will trace the effect of the overlapping of noveau roman with narrative identity both on the level of description and prescription.

  11. FRANCE AT CERN

    CERN Multimedia

    2003-01-01

    From 23 to 25 September, French industry exhibited products and technologies which are related to the field of particle physics. Twenty five companies presented their latest developments in electrical engineering, IT, vacuum & low temperature technologies, and civil engineering. Bernard Frois, Director of the Energy, Transport, and Environment Department of the French Ministry for Research and New Technologies inaugurated the exhibition on 23 September. To make the most of his visit, he also visited the assembly halls of CMS and ATLAS and the hall where the superconducting magnets for the LHC are tested. From left to right: Jean-Claude Brisson, ILO, Robert Aymar, designated CERN Director General, Françoise Le Moign, Assistant General Consul at Geneva, Alain Guillouët, Head of the economic mission in Switzerland, French Embassy, Thierry Boquien, Ubifrance, French agency for international development of companies, Bernard Frois, Director of the Department for Energy, Transport, and Environment of the Fre...

  12. Lectures given at the C.I.M.E. Summer School

    CERN Document Server

    D'Agnolo, Andrea; Picardello, Massimo

    2008-01-01

    Six leading experts lecture on a wide spectrum of recent results on the subject of the title, providing both a solid reference and deep insights on current research activity. Michael Cowling presents a survey of various interactions between representation theory and harmonic analysis on semisimple groups and symmetric spaces. Alain Valette recalls the concept of amenability and shows how it is used in the proof of rigidity results for lattices of semisimple Lie groups. Edward Frenkel describes the geometric Langlands correspondence for complex algebraic curves, concentrating on the ramified case where a finite number of regular singular points is allowed. Masaki Kashiwara studies the relationship between the representation theory of real semisimple Lie groups and the geometry of the flag manifolds associated with the corresponding complex algebraic groups. David Vogan deals with the problem of getting unitary representations out of those arising from complex analysis, such as minimal globalizations realized o...

  13. ¿Una intervención divina?, o por qué el acontecimiento no es la secularización del milagro

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Gonzalo Barciela

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de este artículo es desarrollar una discusión entre dos de las principales perspectivas teóricas que animan los debates de la teoría política. Ellas son la teoría de la hegemonía ensayada por Ernesto Laclau y la doctrina del acontecimiento desarrollada por Alain Badiou. En primer lugar, se expondrán los principales aspectos de ambos corpus para, después, discutir abiertamente con el texto de Laclau “Una ética del compromiso militante” y las posibilidades de pensar el status del sujeto al interior de su teorización en contraposición a la teoría del sujeto badiousiana.

  14. Martin Szekely : ne plus dessiner

    OpenAIRE

    Mokhtari, Sylvie

    2012-01-01

    Ce livret, publié à l’issue d’une exposition éponyme au Centre Pompidou en 2011-12, présente, sous la conduite de Françoise Guichon les « recherches » et les « projets industriels » du designer qui en 1996 avait déclaré « ne plus dessiner ». Un texte de Philippe-Alain Michaud explicite en deuxième partie de l’opuscule la rencontre de Martin Szekely avec l’artiste Mark Lewis qui réalisa un film à partir du miroir Soleil noir (2007) installé dans les salles de peinture hollandaise de la Nationa...

  15. What is Fundamental?

    CERN Multimedia

    2004-01-01

    Discussing what is fundamental in a variety of fields, biologist Richard Dawkins, physicist Gerardus 't Hooft, and mathematician Alain Connes spoke to a packed Main Auditorium at CERN 15 October. Dawkins, Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University, explained simply the logic behind Darwinian natural selection, and how it would seem to apply anywhere in the universe that had the right conditions. 't Hooft, winner of the 1999 Physics Nobel Prize, outlined some of the main problems in physics today, and said he thinks physics is so fundamental that even alien scientists from another planet would likely come up with the same basic principles, such as relativity and quantum mechanics. Connes, winner of the 1982 Fields Medal (often called the Nobel Prize of Mathematics), explained how physics is different from mathematics, which he described as a "factory for concepts," unfettered by connection to the physical world. On 16 October, anthropologist Sharon Traweek shared anecdotes from her ...

  16. Calendrier des activités (juillet 2003 - juin 2004

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    2003-11-01

    Full Text Available 200330 juin-25 juilletAuxerre, Stage : l’archéologie du bâti religieux, l’église Saint-Pierre de Saint-Père (Yonne.3-5 septembreCluny, Déléage, 1903-1944 : fondateur de l’histoire de la société médiévale bourguignonne, Alain Guerreau15-17 septembreDijon, Couleur de temps, fragments d’histoires : peintures murales médiévales, Daniel Russo26-27 septembreAuxerre, Sacralités royales en péninsule ibérique : formes, limites, modalités - VIIe-XVe siècles, Patrick Henriet27-31 octobreSão Paulo. Le M...

  17. Quo Vadis, Homo Viator? / Journeys in Jože Hradil’s Faceless Pictures

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Tapodi Zsuzsa

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available In Jože Hradil’s Faceless Pictures [Slike brez obrazov] the characters go astray or get into the attraction of adventures and set off for a journey. The spiritual and identity shifts can be interpreted along these eternal human desires as well. A patchwork of remembering and forgetting, the internal journeys of identity preservation, spontaneous or forced assimilation, tolerance and all kinds of politics-induced human deformations are depicted in the novel. The text traces the roles of the journey defined by Jean Chevalier and Alain Gheerbrant such as the search for justice, peace, immortality and finding the spiritual center. This study examines how the concrete physical journey changes into an internal road determining the evolution of personality.

  18. El movimiento magisterial de la región Ciénega de Jalisco: en busca de la apropiación de un campo de la historicidad

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    José Rojas Galván

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Ante las crisis económicas del México de finales de los años setenta y principios de la década de los ochenta, un grupo de maestros de la región Ciénega de Jalisco decidió organizarse como movimiento social para luchar por la reivindicación de sus derechos laborales y sociales. Desde su origen se ha caracterizado por su intensa participación política en favor de la democratización del Sindicato Nacional de los Trabajadores de la Educación ( snte y por una serie de estrategias innovadoras, entre las cuales destaca su empleo de las redes sociales. El sustento teórico de esta investigación radica en los campos de la historicidad de Alain Touraine: formas de organización en las cuales la reforma institucional es disputada.

  19. Feature-based and object-based attention orientation during short-term memory maintenance.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Ku, Yixuan

    2015-12-01

    Top-down attention biases the short-term memory (STM) processing at multiple stages. Orienting attention during the maintenance period of STM by a retrospective cue (retro-cue) strengthens the representation of the cued item and improves the subsequent STM performance. In a recent article, Backer et al. (Backer KC, Binns MA, Alain C. J Neurosci 35: 1307-1318, 2015) extended these findings from the visual to the auditory domain and combined electroencephalography to dissociate neural mechanisms underlying feature-based and object-based attention orientation. Both event-related potentials and neural oscillations explained the behavioral benefits of retro-cues and favored the theory that feature-based and object-based attention orientation were independent. Copyright © 2015 the American Physiological Society.

  20. Art of Crisis: Modern or Postmodern?

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Valentina Hribar Sorčan

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available According to the last book of Peter V. Zima Modern/Postmodern (2010 modernism/modernity, postmodernism/postmodernity is once again a subject of reflection in contemporary aesthetics. It attempts to examine those concept not only in artistic, stylistic way, but also from the other points of view: historical, political, social, ideological. I would like to reveal a thesis that a distance of last decade or two we recognise that we are more and more from the spirit of postmodernism/postmodernity and that we open some problem once again that modernity had in the centre of its reflection: identity of subject, sense of existence, the feeling of crisis: the art of crisis. Does it mean a return of some points of modernism/modernity? I will try to answer to this questions by inviting to a discussion also other contemporary thinkers (Jean-Luc Nancy, Alain Badiou, and Jacques Rancière.

  1. Revolution, Event and Theory of the Act . Arendt, Badiou and Žižek

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Ricardo Camargo

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available This article explores the question of the political meaning of the term “revolution” and the relation that has been established and should continue to be established between revolution and freedom. To this effect, the article examines some of the main proposals set forth in this respect by three contemporary thinkers, Hannah Arendt, Alain Badiou and Slavoj Žižek, with occasional references to Michel Foucault and Antonio Negri. The proposal argued for here is that Arendt’s notion of revolution and the notions of event and act put forth in the radical political theories of Badiou and Žižek intersect and necessarily supplement one another.

  2. A advertência poética de Hilda Hilst em As aves da noite

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Rubens da Cunha

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Entre 1967 y 1969, Hilda Hilst escribió ocho piezas de teatro, entre ellas, As aves da noite, en la cual relata los últimos momentos de seis prisioneros en la celda del hambre, en un campo de concentración nazi. En este artículo, analizamos As aves da noite como una pieza de advertencia sobre el terror impuesto por cualquier estado totalitario, no solamente el instaurado por el nacionalsocialismo alemán. El análisis fue fundamentado, entre otros pensadores, en Alain Badiou, para quien el siglo XX no ha cumplido la promesa de la modernidad y la vida y por el contrario solamente he cumplido su destino y su designio positivo a través del terror. Nos apoyamos en las ideas de Hannah Arendt para analizar el odio y la violencia de los estados totalitarios.

  3. Professing the teacher's profession. Between the philosopher and the double agent

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Jose Garcia Molina

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available From its beginnings the Bolonya plan has generated a wide debate around its market-oriented and neoliberal tendencies, present at all levels of the university institution. The tension between idealized views of the university, probably impossible to realize, and utilitarian views, clearly unjust, centers the focus of the debate. These tensions bring to light the pluriversity and multiversity that traverse the contemporary university. To what does the university and its professionals still give form? Taking as a reference some teachings by Alain Badiou and Jacques Derrida, we try to think the university situation, and the links between professing, the professor, and the profession. The analysis attempts to synthesize, in a different way, what the university can do or can be today. This synthesis leads us to think the function of the university teacher using the metaphors of the philosopher and the double agent.

  4. ALICE presents its first award to Industry

    CERN Multimedia

    Maximilien Brice

    2003-01-01

    Behind from left to right (Derrière de gauche à droite): Bernardo Mota, member of the ALTRO design team, Jurgen Schukraft, ALICE Spokesperson, Luciano Musa, leader of the ALTRO Design Team and Coordinator of the ALICE TPC FEE, Roberto Camapagnolo, member of the ALICE TPC FEE team, Jean-Pierre Coffin, Deputy of the ALICE Collaboration Board Chairman, Hans de Groot ALICE Resource Coordinator, Laurent Degoujon, ST - Data Converter Design Manager, Claude Engster, member of the ALICE TPC FEE team, Alain Delpi, ST - Data Converter Business Unit Manager, Carmen Gonzalez, member of the ALICE TPC FEE team, Yiota Foka, ALICE Outreach Coordinator; Front: Fabio Formenti , EP-ED Group Leader, Juan Antonio Rubio, ETT Division Leader.

  5. Consumption of dairy products in the UAE: A comparison of nationals and expatriates

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Kamaleldin Ali Bashir

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available The variables: age, income, education, number of children, and a dichotomous dummy variable for nationality were used to explain the consumption behavior of dairy products: fresh milk, butter, cheese, yoghurt, powdered milk, condensed milk, cream, and ice cream in the urban centers of Al-ain, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi. Results suggest different determinants for consumption behaviors of nationals and expatriates as well as different determinants along the income range of the sample. Estimates for the expenditure elasticity were relatively higher for lower income groups when unreported income is taken into consideration in interpreting the results. Differences in consumption behavior bear an important implication to marketing and promotion of dairy products: different strategies that incorporate the different consumption determinants are perhaps necessary for the different ethnic groups.

  6. Towards an Anthropology of Infinitude: Badiou and the Political Subject

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Nina Power

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available In the English-language reception of Alain Badiou#39;s work, he has often been one-sidedly positioned as a direct heir to the antihumanist projects of Lacan, Althusser and Foucault. Whilst there is much to this claim, this paper argues that the retention of a notion of the #39;political subject#39; in Badiou#39;s work necessarily also depends upon a commitment to a much-underexamined notion of a minimal philosophical anthropology that puts Badiou in a tradition with thinkers such as Ludwig Feuerbach. It is further argued that Badiou#39;s minimal philosophical anthropology is opposed in essence to apparently similar phenomenological projects because it aligns humanity with infinity and not finitude.nbsp;

  7. Pétanque

    CERN Multimedia

    Pétanque

    2012-01-01

    C'est sous une chaleur accablante qu'à eu lieu le deuxième concours de la saison "Challenge Claude Carteret" qui se déroulait pour la dixseptième année consécutive. Après trois parties très disputées notre juge arbitre Albert Menetrey déclarait vainqueur le toujours aussi talentueux joueur :  Claude Macari. 2e ex-aequo : Pascal Rochaix et Alain Philipona. 3e: Albert Lachavanne Et notre première féminine : Christine Aler aussi habituée du podium. Rendez-vous à tous les amateurs de pétanque le jeudi 26 juillet pour disputer le challenge de notre regretté ami Jean Chevallier.

  8. Liminaire

    OpenAIRE

    Husson, Laurent; Seydoux, Guillaume

    2008-01-01

    Le Portique ne pouvait rester indifférent au centenaire de la nais­sance de Sartre. Six philosophes des deux côtés du Rhin, Manfred Frank (Tübingen), Guillaume Seydoux (Metz), Jean-Christophe Merle (Tours et Saarbrücken), Laurent Husson (Metz), Alain Flajo­liet (Paris) et Gerhard Seel (Berne) ont interrogé sa pensée philoso­phique à partir de ses fonde­ments ontologiques et de ses perspectives morales. La théorie sartrienne de la conscience, éclairée dans sa singula­rité à l’aide des traditi...

  9. Dialogue autour de la notion de spectateur.

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Arnaud Stinès

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available L’œuvre de Slimane Raïs repose sur le lien social qu’il suscite. Au-delà d’un processus interactif où le spectateur serait amener à intervenir dans un dispositif plastique construit par l’artiste, la démarche de Raïs consiste surtout en la mise en relation de personnes à partir d’une proposition situationnelle. Comme le définit très justement Alain Livache (sur le site Articité , « l'œuvre n'est pas une conséquence de la relation engagée. L'œuvre est ...

  10. Amor y política.

    OpenAIRE

    Hernando Bernal.

    1998-01-01

    Este trabajo pretende hacer una serie de consideraciones que apuntan sobre todo a extraer una definición de lo que es «la política» para el psicoanálisis a partir de una observación que hace Jacques Alain Miller en su texto Lógicas de la vida amorosa sobre cómo Freud introduce una «teoría política» a partir de su texto Psicología de las masas y análisis del yo.En dicho texto Freud hace ver el poder ordenador y apaciguador del amor) significante amo) en la medida en que una masa no es más que ...

  11. The shadow price of carbon

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    2008-06-01

    As further confirmation of France's commitment to the fight against climate change, the 'Grenelle de l'Environnement' summit produced a new program of investments, financial inducements, tax incentives and institutional changes. In his closing statement the President of the Republic announced that 'all public projects, all public decisions will henceforth be weighed against their cost to the climate and their cost in carbon'. A high-level committee has been created to that end. Chaired by Alain Quinet, it is staffed by economists from the academic world, the CNRS, the AIE and the OECD, as well as representatives of economic and social partners, environmental organizations and the relevant administrations. An outline of the main conclusions is presented here. (author)

  12. Bricolagem metafísica ao pensar a ação política e o Estado

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Pedro Gontijo

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Resumo: O presente texto tem como objetivo pensar a ação política interrogando sobre a sua relação com o Estado. Parte de uma problematização sobre a política a partir da experiência do cotidiano afirma a importância da abordagem filosófica do problema e se situa como um pensar em sintonia com grupos que fazem oposição às perspectivas neoliberais que submetem a política ao econômico. Discute algumas ideias de John Holloway e Alain Badiou sobre ação política em composição com formulações relativas ao Estado e a ação política como o anarquismo e Robert Nozick. Por fim, propõe ainda uma perspectiva de se pensar a ação política resgatando algumas proposições de Foucault e Deleuze. Palavras-chave: Filosofia Política, Estado, ação. Abstract: This text aims to reflect on the political action by questioning about its relation to the State. In the context of the current debate about politics, some state the importance of the philosophical approach to this problem which is in tune with groups that oppose to neoliberal perspectives, i.e. according to which political undergoes to economy. We will discuss some of John Holloway and Alain Badiou’s ideas on the political action such as anarchism as well as Robert Nozick’s perspective. Finally, I aim to stablish a new approach to thinking about political action by rescuing some of Foucault and Deleuze’s theories. Keywords: Political Philosophy, State, action.

  13. La ley del deseo como esencia ética de lo político

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Farrán, Roque

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available In this article I propose to interrogate the ethical - political statute of the law in its ontological difference concerning the merely normative or countable thing.In order to do that I comment some theoretical contributions of Alain Badiou, Jacques Rancière, Jacques Lacan, Giorgio Agamben, Slavoj Zizek, Jean - Luc Nancy and Roland Barthes, that allow us to think closer than the discernible by the language. The main idea that involves the crossing of these affine references is to circumscribe the fleeting act of affirmation of the law qua difference that enables the constitution of a political subject remarking its essentially ethical dimension

    En el presente artículo me propongo interrogar el estatuto ético-político de la ley en su diferencia ontológica respecto a lo meramente normativo o contable, para ello comento algunos aportes teóricos de autores como Alain Badiou, Jacques Rancière, Jacques Lacan, Giorgio Agamben, Slavoj Zizek, Jean-Luc Nancy y Roland Barthes, que nos permitirán pensar más acá de lo discernible por el lenguaje establecido. La idea principal que conlleva el cruce de estas referencias afines aunque disímiles, es la de circunscribir el acto fugaz de afirmación de la ley qua diferencia que habilita la constitución de un sujeto político, remarcando así su dimensión esencialmente ética.

  14. A INSERÇÃO DOS MOVIMENTOS INDÍGENAS NA ARENA POLÍTICA BOLIVIANA: NOVOS E VELHOS DILEMAS

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    BRUNO SIQUEIRA ABE SABER MIGUEL

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT: Considering the Bolivian indigenous movements, the article explores the unification made by these groups between the symbolic and the instrumental universe - according to the concepts of Alain Touraine -, analyzing questions related to their historical exclusion and how this situation reflects in the Bolivian political scene, also examining the conditions that had enabled the current political emergence of the indigenous movements. Although the projection acquired by the indigenous movements, the persistence of a governmentstandard that doesn’t prioritize the constitution of public spaces to deep democracy and the presence of obstacles as the regional divisions still impose serious risks for the consolidation ofthe democracy in the country.RESUMO: Tendo como objeto os movimentos indígenas bolivianos, o trabalho explora a articulação feita por esses grupos entre o universo simbólico e o universo instrumental, conforme concepção de Alain Touraine, abordando questões relacionadas à problemáticahistórica de sua exclusão e a forma pela qual este quadro se refletiu no cenário político boliviano, analisando as condições que propiciaram a atual ascensão política dos movimentos indígenas. Como será visto, apesar de os movimentos indígenas terem adquirido certa projeção política no cenário boliviano, a persistência de um padrão de governo que não contempla e formação de espaços públicos de aprofundamento da democracia e a presença de obstáculos como as divisões regionais ainda impõem sérios riscos para a consolidação da democracia no país.

  15. Bioequivalence assessment of two formulations of ibuprofen

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Al-Talla ZA

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Zeyad A Al-Talla1, Sabah H Akrawi2, Luke T Tolley3, Salim H Sioud1, Mohammed F Zaater4, Abdul-Hamid M Emwas1 1Analytical and NMR Core Laboratories, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Kingdom of Saudia Arabia; 2College of Pharmacy, Al-Ain University, Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates; 3Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL, USA; 4Department of Chemistry, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan Background: This study assessed the relative bioavailability of two formulations of ibuprofen. The first formulation was Doloraz®, produced by Al-Razi Pharmaceutical Company, Amman, Jordan. The second forumulation was Brufen®, manufactured by Boots Company, Nottingham, UK. Methods and results: A prestudy validation of ibuprofen demonstrated long-term stability, freeze-thaw stability, precision, and accuracy. Twenty-four healthy volunteers were enrolled in this study. After overnight fasting, the two formulations (test and reference of ibuprofen (100 mg ibuprofen/5 mL suspension were administered as a single dose on two treatment days separated by a one-week washout period. After dosing, serial blood samples were drawn for a period of 14 hours. Serum harvested from the blood samples was analyzed for the presence of ibuprofen by high-pressure liquid chromatography with ultraviolet detection. Pharmacokinetic parameters were determined from serum concentrations for both formulations. The 90% confidence intervals of the ln-transformed test/reference treatment ratios for peak plasma concentration and area under the concentration-time curve (AUC parameters were found to be within the predetermined acceptable interval of 80%–125% set by the US Food and Drug Administration. Conclusion: Analysis of variance for peak plasma concentrations and AUC parameters showed no significant difference between the two formulations and

  16. Advanced analysis of forest fire clustering

    Science.gov (United States)

    Kanevski, Mikhail; Pereira, Mario; Golay, Jean

    2017-04-01

    Analysis of point pattern clustering is an important topic in spatial statistics and for many applications: biodiversity, epidemiology, natural hazards, geomarketing, etc. There are several fundamental approaches used to quantify spatial data clustering using topological, statistical and fractal measures. In the present research, the recently introduced multi-point Morisita index (mMI) is applied to study the spatial clustering of forest fires in Portugal. The data set consists of more than 30000 fire events covering the time period from 1975 to 2013. The distribution of forest fires is very complex and highly variable in space. mMI is a multi-point extension of the classical two-point Morisita index. In essence, mMI is estimated by covering the region under study by a grid and by computing how many times more likely it is that m points selected at random will be from the same grid cell than it would be in the case of a complete random Poisson process. By changing the number of grid cells (size of the grid cells), mMI characterizes the scaling properties of spatial clustering. From mMI, the data intrinsic dimension (fractal dimension) of the point distribution can be estimated as well. In this study, the mMI of forest fires is compared with the mMI of random patterns (RPs) generated within the validity domain defined as the forest area of Portugal. It turns out that the forest fires are highly clustered inside the validity domain in comparison with the RPs. Moreover, they demonstrate different scaling properties at different spatial scales. The results obtained from the mMI analysis are also compared with those of fractal measures of clustering - box counting and sand box counting approaches. REFERENCES Golay J., Kanevski M., Vega Orozco C., Leuenberger M., 2014: The multipoint Morisita index for the analysis of spatial patterns. Physica A, 406, 191-202. Golay J., Kanevski M. 2015: A new estimator of intrinsic dimension based on the multipoint Morisita index

  17. Assessment of vulnerability in karst aquifers using a quantitative integrated numerical model: catchment characterization and high resolution monitoring - Application to semi-arid regions- Lebanon.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Doummar, Joanna; Aoun, Michel; Andari, Fouad

    2016-04-01

    Karst aquifers are highly heterogeneous and characterized by a duality of recharge (concentrated; fast versus diffuse; slow) and a duality of flow which directly influences groundwater flow and spring responses. Given this heterogeneity in flow and infiltration, karst aquifers do not always obey standard hydraulic laws. Therefore the assessment of their vulnerability reveals to be challenging. Studies have shown that vulnerability of aquifers is highly governed by recharge to groundwater. On the other hand specific parameters appear to play a major role in the spatial and temporal distribution of infiltration on a karst system, thus greatly influencing the discharge rates observed at a karst spring, and consequently the vulnerability of a spring. This heterogeneity can only be depicted using an integrated numerical model to quantify recharge spatially and assess the spatial and temporal vulnerability of a catchment for contamination. In the framework of a three-year PEER NSF/USAID funded project, the vulnerability of a karst catchment in Lebanon is assessed quantitatively using a numerical approach. The aim of the project is also to refine actual evapotranspiration rates and spatial recharge distribution in a semi arid environment. For this purpose, a monitoring network was installed since July 2014 on two different pilot karst catchment (drained by Qachqouch Spring and Assal Spring) to collect high resolution data to be used in an integrated catchment numerical model with MIKE SHE, DHI including climate, unsaturated zone, and saturated zone. Catchment characterization essential for the model included geological mapping and karst features (e.g., dolines) survey as they contribute to fast flow. Tracer experiments were performed under different flow conditions (snow melt and low flow) to delineate the catchment area, reveal groundwater velocities and response to snowmelt events. An assessment of spring response after precipitation events allowed the estimation of the

  18. Fracture panfaciale: un challenge thérapeutique: à propos d'une observation et revue de la littérature

    Science.gov (United States)

    Fassih, Malika; Nassik, Hicham; Abada, Mourad Nafaa Redallah; Rouadi, Sami; Mahta, Mohamed; Roubal, Mohamed; Essaadi, Mustapha; El Kadiri, Mohamed Fatmi

    2015-01-01

    La gestion des traumatismes de la face a subi plusieurs progrès dans la dernière décennie. Avec l'avènement de la tomodensitométrie bi- et tridimensionnelle, qui permet de dresser une cartographie précise des lésions osseuses, le développement du matériel d'ostéosynthèse, et les procédés de réduction des fractures. L'objectif est la restauration totale de la forme et la fonction de la face, seul garant pour empêcher la survenue de préjudices esthétiques et fonctionnels. Nous rapportons l'observation de Mme assal khadija, âgée de 38 ans, admise le 25 Aout 2010, au service des urgences d'ORL et maxillo-faciales, à l'hôpital 20 aout de Casablanca, victime d'un AVP, occasionnant un traumatisme facial grave, avec un important délabrement de la face, et asphyxie. Une trachéotomie a été réalisée en urgence. Le bilan lésionnel a objectivé un important fracas du massif facial intéressant l’étage supérieure, moyen et inférieur. Dans l'immédiat, un parage a été réalisé sous anesthésie générale, la réparation des parties molles délabrées a été effectuée en endobuccale (vestibules, langue et plancher buccal) et pour les téguments de la face. Une semaine après, la patiente a été reprise pour la reconstruction du massif facial, nous avons opté pour le «inside-out, de bas en haut" pour la réduction des fractures. Nous avons procédé à la fixation de la mandibule qui a précédé la reconstruction du maxillaire, de la pyramide nasale, et de l'orbite. L’évolution a été marquée par l'apparition d'un orostome, qui fera l'objet après tarissement de l'infection, d'une réparation grâce à un lambeau myocutané, et une nécrose cutanée de la région zygomatique laissée à la cicatrisation dirigée. Toutes les lésions traumatiques de la face ont des répercussions esthétiques et fonctionnelles à moyen et long termes, dont le degré dépend de la qualité de la prise en charge, qui étant la plus précoce et la plus

  19. Integration of renewable energy sources for a sustainable energy policy at Djibouti

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Aye, Fouad Ahmed

    2009-01-01

    Generally, the predictable exhaustion of the fossil fuels, the necessity of fighting against the global warming, the awareness for the protection of the environment and finally the consideration of the sustainable development in energy policies put the renewable energies in the heart of a strategic stake for the future of our planet. But for the Republic of Djibouti which currently knows an annual economic growth of 3,5 %, it is almost vital to exploit its potential in renewable energies to ensure its economic growth, to realize savings of currencies and to initially achieve the Millennium human development goals whose calendar is fixed at 2015. Unfortunately, the country knows the same energy situation of the countries of sub-Saharan Africa where the energy is plentiful but the electricity is rare. Indeed, the current energy balance of the country is strongly overdrawn. The 97 % of the energy needs of the population (mainly urban in more than 85 %) are satisfied by the imports of oil productions and 90 % of the Djiboutians households use the kerosene as domestic fuel. The cover rate for the electricity network is very low, about 30 %. Only 0,2 % of the electric production (with a total capacity installed of 130 MW) is made from a unique source of renewable energy ( the photovoltaic solar energy). Nevertheless, the country has an important potential in renewable energies. At the level of the photovoltaic solar energy (PV), the technically exploitable solar potential is estimated in 1535 GWh/day. At the level of the wind energy, the estimation of the currently exploitable potential is 8 MW and yet no form of wind energy (whether it is the big or the small wind energy) is exploited in the country. At the level of the geothermal energy, the technically exploitable potential is estimated between 350 and 650 MWe. The economically exploitable potential for the only region of Assal-Ghoubbet is higher than 150 MWe, very widely upper to the current needs of the country. At

  20. Near-IR TRGB Distance Modulus of Dwarf Irregular Galaxy IC 1613

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    M. Y. Jung

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available The JHKs magnitudes of the red giant branch tip (TRGB and the distance moduli of the nearby dwarf irregular galaxy IC 1613 have been determined from the nearinfrared luminosity functions (LFs of the resolved stars in the galaxy. Applying a Savitzky-Golay filtering, we derived the second derivatives of the LFs, and estimated the apparent magnitudes of the TRGB as mJ = 19.1, mH = 18.4, and mKs = 18:0. The mean values of the theoretical absolute magnitudes of the TRGB were measured by using the Yonsei-Yale isochrones with a metallicity range of -2.1 < [Fe/H] < -0.5 and age of 12 Gyr. The derived values of near-infrared TRGB distance moduli for IC 1613 are (m-M = 24.12±0:25, 24.20±0.44, and 24.00±0.52 for J;H, and Ks bands, respectively.

  1. Near-IR TRGB Distance to Nearby Dwarf Irregular Galaxy NGC 6822

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Y.-J. Sohn

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available We report the distance modulus of nearby dwarf irregular galaxy NGC 6822 estimated from the so-called Tip of Red-giant Branch (TRGB method. To detect the apparent magnitudes of the TRGB we use the color-magnitude diagrams (CMDs and luminosity functions (LFs in the near-infrared JHK bands. Foreground stars, main-sequence stars, and supergiant stars have been classified on the (g - K, g plane and removed on the near-infrared CMDs, from which only RGB and AGB stars are remained on the CMDs and LFs. By applying the Savitzky-Golay filter to the obtained LFs and detecting the peak in the second derivative of the observed LFs, we determined the apparent magnitudes of the TRGB. Theoretical absolute magnitudes of the TRGB are estimated from Yonsei-Yale isochrones with the age of 12Gyr and the metallicity range of -2.0 <[Fe/H]< -0.5. The derived values of distance modulus to NGC 6822 are (m - M

  2. Single-crystalline Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+x detectors for direct detection of microwave radiation

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Li, M.; Winkler, D.; Yurgens, A.

    2015-01-01

    We test radiation detectors made from single-crystalline Bi 2 Sr 2 CaCu 2 O 8+x flakes put on oxidized Si substrates. The 100-nm-thick flakes are lithographically patterned into 4×12 μm 2 large rectangles embedded in thin-film log-spiral antennas. The SiO 2 layer weakens the thermal link between the flakes and the bath. Two modes of radiation detection have been observed. For a bolometric type of sensors a responsivity of ∼300 V/W and a noise equivalent power of 30 nW/√(Hz) has been deduced at 70 K. Much more sensitive is the non-bolometric device showing characteristics similar to a Golay-type detector while being at least a thousand times faster. Making smaller (sub-μm) structures is expected to significantly improve the performance of these devices and makes them very competitive among other microwave and terahertz detectors

  3. In-line monitoring of extraction process of scutellarein from Erigeron breviscapus (vant.) Hand-Mazz based on qualitative and quantitative uses of near-infrared spectroscopy.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Wu, Yongjiang; Jin, Ye; Ding, Haiying; Luan, Lianjun; Chen, Yong; Liu, Xuesong

    2011-09-01

    The application of near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy for in-line monitoring of extraction process of scutellarein from Erigeron breviscapus (vant.) Hand-Mazz was investigated. For NIR measurements, two fiber optic probes designed to transmit NIR radiation through a 2 mm pathlength flow cell were utilized to collect spectra in real-time. High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) was used as a reference method to determine scutellarein in extract solution. Partial least squares regression (PLSR) calibration model of Savitzky-Golay smoothing NIR spectra in the 5450-10,000 cm(-1) region gave satisfactory predictive results for scutellarein. The results showed that the correlation coefficients of calibration and cross validation were 0.9967 and 0.9811, respectively, and the root mean square error of calibration and cross validation were 0.044 and 0.105, respectively. Furthermore, both the moving block standard deviation (MBSD) method and conformity test were used to identify the end point of extraction process, providing real-time data and instant feedback about the extraction course. The results obtained in this study indicated that the NIR spectroscopy technique provides an efficient and environmentally friendly approach for fast determination of scutellarein and end point control of extraction process. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  4. Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) and multivariate analysis as a screening tool for detecting Sudan I dye in culinary spices

    Science.gov (United States)

    Di Anibal, Carolina V.; Marsal, Lluís F.; Callao, M. Pilar; Ruisánchez, Itziar

    2012-02-01

    Raman spectroscopy combined with multivariate analysis was evaluated as a tool for detecting Sudan I dye in culinary spices. Three Raman modalities were studied: normal Raman, FT-Raman and SERS. The results show that SERS is the most appropriate modality capable of providing a proper Raman signal when a complex matrix is analyzed. To get rid of the spectral noise and background, Savitzky-Golay smoothing with polynomial baseline correction and wavelet transform were applied. Finally, to check whether unadulterated samples can be differentiated from samples adulterated with Sudan I dye, an exploratory analysis such as principal component analysis (PCA) was applied to raw data and data processed with the two mentioned strategies. The results obtained by PCA show that Raman spectra need to be properly treated if useful information is to be obtained and both spectra treatments are appropriate for processing the Raman signal. The proposed methodology shows that SERS combined with appropriate spectra treatment can be used as a practical screening tool to distinguish samples suspicious to be adulterated with Sudan I dye.

  5. Dictionary of astronomy, space, and atmospheric phenomena

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Tver, D.F.; Motz, L.; Hartmann, W.K.

    1979-01-01

    This concise and up-to-date compendium features descriptions and definitions of terms, techniques and equipment relating to celestial phenomena. It explains the latest concepts in space exploration, planetary research, stellar astronomy, and meteorological science. The authors explore the general configurations of star groups, galaxy types, stars, and other small bodies in the solar system, including such important facts as magnitude of each and distance from Earth. They describe the brightest stars one by one. Vital data provided by the Viking, Mariner, and Pioneer space probes, the Voyager flights past Jupiter and its moons, and the Apollo landings are clearly presented and explained. New concepts in stellar astronomy such as quasars, neutron stars (pulsars), and black holes are precisely defined. Also included are discussions of meteor showers and the important rock types found on each planet; definitions of meteorological terms, ad astronomical equipment including telescopes, eyepieces and their accessories, the Golay cell, canopus sensor, filar micrometer, and more. Charts aid in identifying and locating stars and planets, and helpful reference tables list the location of the major celestial bodies - asteroids, constellations, the nearest stars, the brightest stars, interesting double and variable stars and cluters. Also included is the Meisser catalog of the coordinates and magnitudes for more than 100 celestial objects

  6. Application of near-infrared spectroscopy for the rapid quality assessment of Radix Paeoniae Rubra

    Science.gov (United States)

    Zhan, Hao; Fang, Jing; Tang, Liying; Yang, Hongjun; Li, Hua; Wang, Zhuju; Yang, Bin; Wu, Hongwei; Fu, Meihong

    2017-08-01

    Near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy with multivariate analysis was used to quantify gallic acid, catechin, albiflorin, and paeoniflorin in Radix Paeoniae Rubra, and the feasibility to classify the samples originating from different areas was investigated. A new high-performance liquid chromatography method was developed and validated to analyze gallic acid, catechin, albiflorin, and paeoniflorin in Radix Paeoniae Rubra as the reference. Partial least squares (PLS), principal component regression (PCR), and stepwise multivariate linear regression (SMLR) were performed to calibrate the regression model. Different data pretreatments such as derivatives (1st and 2nd), multiplicative scatter correction, standard normal variate, Savitzky-Golay filter, and Norris derivative filter were applied to remove the systematic errors. The performance of the model was evaluated according to the root mean square of calibration (RMSEC), root mean square error of prediction (RMSEP), root mean square error of cross-validation (RMSECV), and correlation coefficient (r). The results show that compared to PCR and SMLR, PLS had a lower RMSEC, RMSECV, and RMSEP and higher r for all the four analytes. PLS coupled with proper pretreatments showed good performance in both the fitting and predicting results. Furthermore, the original areas of Radix Paeoniae Rubra samples were partly distinguished by principal component analysis. This study shows that NIR with PLS is a reliable, inexpensive, and rapid tool for the quality assessment of Radix Paeoniae Rubra.

  7. A method to characterize structure and symmetry in low-resolution images of colloidal thin films

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    McDonald, Matthew J; Yethiraj, Anand; Beaulieu, L Y

    2012-01-01

    A method is presented for characterizing particle centres, particle size and crystal symmetries with sub-pixel resolution from 8-bit digital images of colloidal thin films taken with a scanning electron microscope (SEM). Digital images are converted to xyz data points by converting colour contrast to a numerical intensity. The data are then passed through a modified form of a Savitzky–Golay filter which allows particle centres to be determined. A subsequent routine is presented that, by analysing the weighted standard deviation and average intensity of the pixels along shifting rings, improves the accuracy of the detected particle centres and provides the radius of each particle. Obtaining the particle centres allows the symmetry of each particle (with respect to its neighbours) along with the mean crystal orientation to be obtained, all in one cohesive package. A key advantage of the method presented here is that it is very robust and works with both low- and high-resolution images—enabling, for example, routine quantitative analysis of SEM images. Because of the low level of user input, the method can be used to process a batch of images in order to characterize the evolution of samples. (paper)

  8. iHWG-μNIR: a miniaturised near-infrared gas sensor based on substrate-integrated hollow waveguides coupled to a micro-NIR-spectrophotometer.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Rohwedder, J J R; Pasquini, C; Fortes, P R; Raimundo, I M; Wilk, A; Mizaikoff, B

    2014-07-21

    A miniaturised gas analyser is described and evaluated based on the use of a substrate-integrated hollow waveguide (iHWG) coupled to a microsized near-infrared spectrophotometer comprising a linear variable filter and an array of InGaAs detectors. This gas sensing system was applied to analyse surrogate samples of natural fuel gas containing methane, ethane, propane and butane, quantified by using multivariate regression models based on partial least square (PLS) algorithms and Savitzky-Golay 1(st) derivative data preprocessing. The external validation of the obtained models reveals root mean square errors of prediction of 0.37, 0.36, 0.67 and 0.37% (v/v), for methane, ethane, propane and butane, respectively. The developed sensing system provides particularly rapid response times upon composition changes of the gaseous sample (approximately 2 s) due the minute volume of the iHWG-based measurement cell. The sensing system developed in this study is fully portable with a hand-held sized analyser footprint, and thus ideally suited for field analysis. Last but not least, the obtained results corroborate the potential of NIR-iHWG analysers for monitoring the quality of natural gas and petrochemical gaseous products.

  9. Evaluating the freezing impact on the proximate composition of immature cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L.) pods: classical versus spectroscopic approaches.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Machado, Nelson; Oppolzer, David; Ramos, Ana; Ferreira, Luis; Rosa, Eduardo As; Rodrigues, Miguel; Domínguez-Perles, Raúl; Barros, Ana Irna

    2017-10-01

    Freezing represents a common conservation practice regarding vegetal foodstuffs. Since compositional features need to be monitored during storage, the development of rapid monitoring tools suitable for assessing nutritional characteristics arises as a pertinent issue. In this study, cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L.) pods, both fresh and after 6 and 9 months of freezing at -18 °C, were evaluated by high-performance liquid chromatography for their content of protein as well as of essential and nonessential amino acids, while their Fourier transform infrared spectra in the mid infrared (MIR) and near infrared (NIR) ranges were concomitantly registered to assess the feasibility of this approach for the traceability of these frozen matrices. For the NIR interval, the application of the 1st derivative to the spectral data retrieved the best results, while for lower concentrations the application of the Savitzky-Golay algorithm was indispensable to achieve quantification models for the amino acids. MIR is also suitable for this purpose, though being unable to quantify amino acids with concentrations below 0.07 mmol g -1 dry weight, irrespective of the data treatment used. The spectroscopic approach constitutes a methodology suitable for monitoring the impact of freezing on the nutritional properties of cowpea pods, allowing accurate quantification of the protein and amino acid contents, while NIR displayed better performance. © 2017 Society of Chemical Industry. © 2017 Society of Chemical Industry.

  10. SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL VARIATION OF LAND SURFACE TEMPERATURE IN FUJIAN PROVINCE FROM 2001 TO 2015

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Y. Li

    2018-04-01

    Full Text Available Land surface temperature (LST is an essential parameter in the physics of land surface processes. The spatiotemporal variations of LST on the Fujian province were studied using AQUA Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer LST data. Considering the data gaps in remotely sensed LST products caused by cloud contamination, the Savitzky-Golay (S-G filter method was used to eliminate the influence of cloud cover and to describe the periodical signals of LST. Observed air temperature data from 27 weather stations were employed to evaluate the fitting performance of the S-G filter method. Results indicate that S-G can effectively fit the LST time series and remove the influence of cloud cover. Based on the S-G-derived result, Spatial and temporal Variations of LST in Fujian province from 2001 to 2015 are analysed through slope analysis. The results show that: 1 the spatial distribution of annual mean LST generally exhibits consistency with altitude in the study area and the average of LST was much higher in the east than in the west. 2 The annual mean temperature of LST declines slightly among 15 years in Fujian. 3 Slope analysis reflects the spatial distribution characteristics of LST changing trend in Fujian.Improvement areas of LST are mainly concentrated in the urban areas of Fujian, especially in the eastern urban areas. Apparent descent areas are mainly distributed in the area of Zhangzhou and eastern mountain area.

  11. Enhancing the performance of coherent OTDR systems with polarization diversity complementary codes

    Science.gov (United States)

    Dorize, Christian; Awwad, Elie

    2018-05-01

    Monitoring the optical phase change in a fiber enables a wide range of applications where fast phase variations are induced by acoustic signals or vibrations in general. However, the quality of the estimated fiber response strongly depends on the method used to modulate the light sent to the fiber and capture the variations of the optical field. In this paper, we show that distributed optical fiber sensing systems can advantageously exploit techniques from the telecommunication domain, as those used in coherent optical transmission, to enhance their performance in detecting mechanical events, while jointly offering a simpler setup than widespread pulse-cloning or spectral-sweep based schemes with acousto-optic modulators. We periodically capture an overall fiber Jones matrix estimate thanks to a novel probing technique using two mutually orthogonal complementary (Golay) pairs of binary sequences applied simultaneously in phase and quadrature on two orthogonal polarization states. A perfect channel response estimation of the sensor array is achieved, subject to conditions detailed in the paper, thus enhancing the sensitivity and bandwidth of coherent phase-OTDR systems. High sensitivity, linear response, and bandwidth coverage up to 18 kHz are demonstrated with a sensor array composed of 10 fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs).

  12. Conformal field theory, triality and the Monster group

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Dolan, L.; Goddard, P.; Montague, P.

    1990-01-01

    From an even self-dual N-dimensional lattice, Λ, it is always possible to construct two (chiral) conformal field theories, an untwisted theory H (Λ), and a Z 2 -twisted theory H (Λ), constructed using the reflection twist. (N must be a multiple of 8 and the theories are modular invariant if it is a multiple of 24.) Similarly, from a doubly-even self-dual binary code C, it is possible to construct two even self-dual lattices, an untwisted one Λ C and a twisted one anti Λ C . It is shown that H(Λ C ) always has a triality structure, and that this triality induces first an isomorphism H(anti Λ C )≅H(Λ C ) and, through this, a triality of H(anti Λ C ). In the case where C is the Golay code, anti Λ C is the Leech lattice and the induced triality is the extra symmetry necessary to generate the Monster group from (an extension of) Conway's group. Thus it is demonstrated that triality is a generic symmetry. The induced isomorphism accounts for all 9 of the coincidences between the 48 conformal field theories H(Λ) and H(Λ) with N=24. (orig.)

  13. Towards a Continuous Biometric System Based on ECG Signals Acquired on the Steering Wheel

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    João Ribeiro Pinto

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available Electrocardiogram signals acquired through a steering wheel could be the key to seamless, highly comfortable, and continuous human recognition in driving settings. This paper focuses on the enhancement of the unprecedented lesser quality of such signals, through the combination of Savitzky-Golay and moving average filters, followed by outlier detection and removal based on normalised cross-correlation and clustering, which was able to render ensemble heartbeats of significantly higher quality. Discrete Cosine Transform (DCT and Haar transform features were extracted and fed to decision methods based on Support Vector Machines (SVM, k-Nearest Neighbours (kNN, Multilayer Perceptrons (MLP, and Gaussian Mixture Models - Universal Background Models (GMM-UBM classifiers, for both identification and authentication tasks. Additional techniques of user-tuned authentication and past score weighting were also studied. The method’s performance was comparable to some of the best recent state-of-the-art methods (94.9% identification rate (IDR and 2.66% authentication equal error rate (EER, despite lesser results with scarce train data (70.9% IDR and 11.8% EER. It was concluded that the method was suitable for biometric recognition with driving electrocardiogram signals, and could, with future developments, be used on a continuous system in seamless and highly noisy settings.

  14. Towards a Continuous Biometric System Based on ECG Signals Acquired on the Steering Wheel.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Pinto, João Ribeiro; Cardoso, Jaime S; Lourenço, André; Carreiras, Carlos

    2017-09-28

    Electrocardiogram signals acquired through a steering wheel could be the key to seamless, highly comfortable, and continuous human recognition in driving settings. This paper focuses on the enhancement of the unprecedented lesser quality of such signals, through the combination of Savitzky-Golay and moving average filters, followed by outlier detection and removal based on normalised cross-correlation and clustering, which was able to render ensemble heartbeats of significantly higher quality. Discrete Cosine Transform (DCT) and Haar transform features were extracted and fed to decision methods based on Support Vector Machines (SVM), k-Nearest Neighbours (kNN), Multilayer Perceptrons (MLP), and Gaussian Mixture Models - Universal Background Models (GMM-UBM) classifiers, for both identification and authentication tasks. Additional techniques of user-tuned authentication and past score weighting were also studied. The method's performance was comparable to some of the best recent state-of-the-art methods (94.9% identification rate (IDR) and 2.66% authentication equal error rate (EER)), despite lesser results with scarce train data (70.9% IDR and 11.8% EER). It was concluded that the method was suitable for biometric recognition with driving electrocardiogram signals, and could, with future developments, be used on a continuous system in seamless and highly noisy settings.

  15. Gradient waveform synthesis for magnetic propulsion using MRI gradient coils

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Han, B H; Lee, S Y; Park, S

    2008-01-01

    Navigating an untethered micro device in a living subject is of great interest for both diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Magnetic propulsion of an untethered device carrying a magnetic core in it is one of the promising methods to navigate the device. MRI gradients coils are thought to be suitable for navigating the device since they are capable of magnetic propulsion in any direction while providing magnetic resonance images. For precise navigation of the device, especially in the peripheral region of the gradient coils, the concomitant gradient fields, as well as the linear gradient fields in the main magnetic field direction, should be considered in driving the gradient coils. For simple gradient coil configurations, the Maxwell coil in the z-direction and the Golay coil in the x- and y-directions, we have calculated the magnetic force fields, which are not necessarily the same as the conventional linear gradient fields of MRI. Using the calculated magnetic force fields, we have synthesized gradient waveforms to navigate the device along a desired path

  16. Identification of eggs from different production systems based on hyperspectra and CS-SVM.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Sun, J; Cong, S L; Mao, H P; Zhou, X; Wu, X H; Zhang, X D

    2017-06-01

    1. To identify the origin of table eggs more accurately, a method based on hyperspectral imaging technology was studied. 2. The hyperspectral data of 200 samples of intensive and extensive eggs were collected. Standard normalised variables combined with a Savitzky-Golay were used to eliminate noise, then stepwise regression (SWR) was used for feature selection. Grid search algorithm (GS), genetic search algorithm (GA), particle swarm optimisation algorithm (PSO) and cuckoo search algorithm (CS) were applied by support vector machine (SVM) methods to establish an SVM identification model with the optimal parameters. The full spectrum data and the data after feature selection were the input of the model, while egg category was the output. 3. The SWR-CS-SVM model performed better than the other models, including SWR-GS-SVM, SWR-GA-SVM, SWR-PSO-SVM and others based on full spectral data. The training and test classification accuracy of the SWR-CS-SVM model were respectively 99.3% and 96%. 4. SWR-CS-SVM proved effective for identifying egg varieties and could also be useful for the non-destructive identification of other types of egg.

  17. Using near infrared spectroscopy to classify soybean oil according to expiration date.

    Science.gov (United States)

    da Costa, Gean Bezerra; Fernandes, David Douglas Sousa; Gomes, Adriano A; de Almeida, Valber Elias; Veras, Germano

    2016-04-01

    A rapid and non-destructive methodology is proposed for the screening of edible vegetable oils according to conservation state expiration date employing near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy and chemometric tools. A total of fifty samples of soybean vegetable oil, of different brands andlots, were used in this study; these included thirty expired and twenty non-expired samples. The oil oxidation was measured by peroxide index. NIR spectra were employed in raw form and preprocessed by offset baseline correction and Savitzky-Golay derivative procedure, followed by PCA exploratory analysis, which showed that NIR spectra would be suitable for the classification task of soybean oil samples. The classification models were based in SPA-LDA (Linear Discriminant Analysis coupled with Successive Projection Algorithm) and PLS-DA (Discriminant Analysis by Partial Least Squares). The set of samples (50) was partitioned into two groups of training (35 samples: 15 non-expired and 20 expired) and test samples (15 samples 5 non-expired and 10 expired) using sample-selection approaches: (i) Kennard-Stone, (ii) Duplex, and (iii) Random, in order to evaluate the robustness of the models. The obtained results for the independent test set (in terms of correct classification rate) were 96% and 98% for SPA-LDA and PLS-DA, respectively, indicating that the NIR spectra can be used as an alternative to evaluate the degree of oxidation of soybean oil samples. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  18. Classification of different kinds of pesticide residues on lettuce based on fluorescence spectra and WT-BCC-SVM algorithm

    Science.gov (United States)

    Zhou, Xin; Jun, Sun; Zhang, Bing; Jun, Wu

    2017-07-01

    In order to improve the reliability of the spectrum feature extracted by wavelet transform, a method combining wavelet transform (WT) with bacterial colony chemotaxis algorithm and support vector machine (BCC-SVM) algorithm (WT-BCC-SVM) was proposed in this paper. Besides, we aimed to identify different kinds of pesticide residues on lettuce leaves in a novel and rapid non-destructive way by using fluorescence spectra technology. The fluorescence spectral data of 150 lettuce leaf samples of five different kinds of pesticide residues on the surface of lettuce were obtained using Cary Eclipse fluorescence spectrometer. Standard normalized variable detrending (SNV detrending), Savitzky-Golay coupled with Standard normalized variable detrending (SG-SNV detrending) were used to preprocess the raw spectra, respectively. Bacterial colony chemotaxis combined with support vector machine (BCC-SVM) and support vector machine (SVM) classification models were established based on full spectra (FS) and wavelet transform characteristics (WTC), respectively. Moreover, WTC were selected by WT. The results showed that the accuracy of training set, calibration set and the prediction set of the best optimal classification model (SG-SNV detrending-WT-BCC-SVM) were 100%, 98% and 93.33%, respectively. In addition, the results indicated that it was feasible to use WT-BCC-SVM to establish diagnostic model of different kinds of pesticide residues on lettuce leaves.

  19. Quantum neural network-based EEG filtering for a brain-computer interface.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Gandhi, Vaibhav; Prasad, Girijesh; Coyle, Damien; Behera, Laxmidhar; McGinnity, Thomas Martin

    2014-02-01

    A novel neural information processing architecture inspired by quantum mechanics and incorporating the well-known Schrodinger wave equation is proposed in this paper. The proposed architecture referred to as recurrent quantum neural network (RQNN) can characterize a nonstationary stochastic signal as time-varying wave packets. A robust unsupervised learning algorithm enables the RQNN to effectively capture the statistical behavior of the input signal and facilitates the estimation of signal embedded in noise with unknown characteristics. The results from a number of benchmark tests show that simple signals such as dc, staircase dc, and sinusoidal signals embedded within high noise can be accurately filtered and particle swarm optimization can be employed to select model parameters. The RQNN filtering procedure is applied in a two-class motor imagery-based brain-computer interface where the objective was to filter electroencephalogram (EEG) signals before feature extraction and classification to increase signal separability. A two-step inner-outer fivefold cross-validation approach is utilized to select the algorithm parameters subject-specifically for nine subjects. It is shown that the subject-specific RQNN EEG filtering significantly improves brain-computer interface performance compared to using only the raw EEG or Savitzky-Golay filtered EEG across multiple sessions.

  20. Design of a microcomputer-based X-ray diffractometer controller

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Naval, P.C. Jr.

    1988-01-01

    This work describes the design of an Apple II-based X-ray diffractometer controller capable of acquiring and analyzing X-ray powder diffraction data. The controller's interrupt-drivers hardware includes an on-based scaler for counting X-ray pulses, a closed-loop stepper motor driver for Philips PW 1050 Vertical Goniometer, and circuits for present data collection and safety. ACQUIRE - data acquisition program for the controller coordinates its various devices so that it can perform sample scanning in any of the following modes: continuous, present tome or present count scanning. This program watches over the scanning process and will try to correct any error it detects. Any fault monitored is logged on disk. The collected diffraction data are stored on disk together with its data acquisition parameters and may be transported to another computer. Data analysis is done by ANALYZE a program that operates on the output file generated by ACQUIRE. Its 15 single-keystroke commands permit panning and zooming of the sample's diffractogram, data smoothing, data peak search, peak report generation, and digital plotting. Data smoothing uses a third-degree Savitzky-Golay Convoluting Filter of user defined width. For peak detection, the peak search algorithm examines the diffractograms second derivative for any Gaussian resemblance and checks the peaks' area for statistical significance. The hard copy plot is available from any on-line digital plotted supporting EPSON's Mode D Plotter Commands. (Author). 15 refs. Appendixes p. 85-163

  1. Multi-parameters monitoring during traditional Chinese medicine concentration process with near infrared spectroscopy and chemometrics

    Science.gov (United States)

    Liu, Ronghua; Sun, Qiaofeng; Hu, Tian; Li, Lian; Nie, Lei; Wang, Jiayue; Zhou, Wanhui; Zang, Hengchang

    2018-03-01

    As a powerful process analytical technology (PAT) tool, near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy has been widely used in real-time monitoring. In this study, NIR spectroscopy was applied to monitor multi-parameters of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) Shenzhiling oral liquid during the concentration process to guarantee the quality of products. Five lab scale batches were employed to construct quantitative models to determine five chemical ingredients and physical change (samples density) during concentration process. The paeoniflorin, albiflorin, liquiritin and samples density were modeled by partial least square regression (PLSR), while the content of the glycyrrhizic acid and cinnamic acid were modeled by support vector machine regression (SVMR). Standard normal variate (SNV) and/or Savitzkye-Golay (SG) smoothing with derivative methods were adopted for spectra pretreatment. Variable selection methods including correlation coefficient (CC), competitive adaptive reweighted sampling (CARS) and interval partial least squares regression (iPLS) were performed for optimizing the models. The results indicated that NIR spectroscopy was an effective tool to successfully monitoring the concentration process of Shenzhiling oral liquid.

  2. Spatial and Temporal Variation of Land Surface Temperature in Fujian Province from 2001 TO 2015

    Science.gov (United States)

    Li, Y.; Wang, X.; Ding, Z.

    2018-04-01

    Land surface temperature (LST) is an essential parameter in the physics of land surface processes. The spatiotemporal variations of LST on the Fujian province were studied using AQUA Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer LST data. Considering the data gaps in remotely sensed LST products caused by cloud contamination, the Savitzky-Golay (S-G) filter method was used to eliminate the influence of cloud cover and to describe the periodical signals of LST. Observed air temperature data from 27 weather stations were employed to evaluate the fitting performance of the S-G filter method. Results indicate that S-G can effectively fit the LST time series and remove the influence of cloud cover. Based on the S-G-derived result, Spatial and temporal Variations of LST in Fujian province from 2001 to 2015 are analysed through slope analysis. The results show that: 1) the spatial distribution of annual mean LST generally exhibits consistency with altitude in the study area and the average of LST was much higher in the east than in the west. 2) The annual mean temperature of LST declines slightly among 15 years in Fujian. 3) Slope analysis reflects the spatial distribution characteristics of LST changing trend in Fujian.Improvement areas of LST are mainly concentrated in the urban areas of Fujian, especially in the eastern urban areas. Apparent descent areas are mainly distributed in the area of Zhangzhou and eastern mountain area.

  3. Improvements of the Vis-NIRS Model in the Prediction of Soil Organic Matter Content Using Spectral Pretreatments, Sample Selection, and Wavelength Optimization

    Science.gov (United States)

    Lin, Z. D.; Wang, Y. B.; Wang, R. J.; Wang, L. S.; Lu, C. P.; Zhang, Z. Y.; Song, L. T.; Liu, Y.

    2017-07-01

    A total of 130 topsoil samples collected from Guoyang County, Anhui Province, China, were used to establish a Vis-NIR model for the prediction of organic matter content (OMC) in lime concretion black soils. Different spectral pretreatments were applied for minimizing the irrelevant and useless information of the spectra and increasing the spectra correlation with the measured values. Subsequently, the Kennard-Stone (KS) method and sample set partitioning based on joint x-y distances (SPXY) were used to select the training set. Successive projection algorithm (SPA) and genetic algorithm (GA) were then applied for wavelength optimization. Finally, the principal component regression (PCR) model was constructed, in which the optimal number of principal components was determined using the leave-one-out cross validation technique. The results show that the combination of the Savitzky-Golay (SG) filter for smoothing and multiplicative scatter correction (MSC) can eliminate the effect of noise and baseline drift; the SPXY method is preferable to KS in the sample selection; both the SPA and the GA can significantly reduce the number of wavelength variables and favorably increase the accuracy, especially GA, which greatly improved the prediction accuracy of soil OMC with Rcc, RMSEP, and RPD up to 0.9316, 0.2142, and 2.3195, respectively.

  4. [Variability of vegetation growth season in different latitudinal zones of North China: a monitoring by NOAA NDVI and MSAVI].

    Science.gov (United States)

    Wang, Hong; Li, Xiaobing; Han, Ruibo; Ge, Yongqin

    2006-12-01

    In this study, North China was latitudinally divided into five zones, i.e., 32 degrees - 36 degrees N (Zone I), 36 degrees - 40 degrees N (Zone II), 40 degrees - 44 degrees N (Zone III), 44 degrees - 48 degrees N (Zone IV) and 48 degrees - 52 degrees N (Zone V), and the NOAA/ AVHRR NDVI and MSAVI time-series images from 1982 to 1999 were smoothed with Savitzky-Golay filter algorithm. Based on the EOF analysis, the principal components of NDVI and MSAVI for the vegetations in different latitudinal zones of North China were extracted, the annual beginning and ending dates and the length of growth season in 1982 - 1999 were estimated, and the related parameters were linearly fitted, aimed to analyze the variability of vegetation growth season. The results showed that the beginning date of the growth season in different zones tended to be advanced, while the ending date tended to be postponed with increasing latitude. The length of the growth season was also prolonged, with the prolonging time exceeded 10 days.

  5. Distinguishing Bovine Fecal Matter on Spinach Leaves Using Field Spectroscopy

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Colm D. Everard

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Detection of fecal contaminants on leafy greens in the field will allow for decreasing cross-contamination of produce during and post-harvest. Fecal contamination of leafy greens has been associated with Escherichia coli (E. coli O157:H7 outbreaks and foodborne illnesses. In this study, passive field spectroscopy measuring reflectance and fluorescence created by the sun’s light, coupled with numerical normalization techniques, are used to distinguish fecal contaminants on spinach leaves from soil on spinach leaves and uncontaminated spinach leaf portions. A Savitzky-Golay first derivative transformation and a waveband ratio of 710:688 nm as normalizing techniques were assessed. A soft independent modelling of class analogies (SIMCA procedure with a 216 sample training set successfully predicted all 54 test set sample types using the spectral region of 600–800 nm. The ratio of 710:688 nm along with set thresholds separated all 270 samples by type. Application of these techniques in-field to avoid harvesting of fecal contaminated leafy greens may lead to a reduction in foodborne illnesses as well as reduced produce waste.

  6. Nondestructive determination of the modulus of elasticity of Fraxinus mandschurica using near-infrared spectroscopy

    Science.gov (United States)

    Yu, Huiling; Liang, Hao; Lin, Xue; Zhang, Yizhuo

    2018-04-01

    A nondestructive methodology is proposed to determine the modulus of elasticity (MOE) of Fraxinus mandschurica samples by using near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy. The test data consisted of 150 NIR absorption spectra of the wood samples obtained using an NIR spectrometer, with the wavelength range of 900 to 1900 nm. To eliminate the high-frequency noise and the systematic variations on the baseline, Savitzky-Golay convolution combined with standard normal variate and detrending transformation was applied as data pretreated methods. The uninformative variable elimination (UVE), improved by the evolutionary Monte Carlo (EMC) algorithm and successive projections algorithm (SPA) selected three characteristic variables from full 117 variables. The predictive ability of the models was evaluated concerning the root-mean-square error of prediction (RMSEP) and coefficient of determination (Rp2) in the prediction set. In comparison with the predicted results of all the models established in the experiments, UVE-EMC-SPA-LS-SVM presented the best results with the smallest RMSEP of 0.652 and the highest Rp2 of 0.887. Thus, it is feasible to determine the MOE of F. mandschurica using NIR spectroscopy accurately.

  7. Processing of Instantaneous Angular Speed Signal for Detection of a Diesel Engine Failure

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Adam Charchalis

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Continuous monitoring of diesel engine performance under its operating is critical for the prediction of malfunction development and subsequently functional failure detection. Analysis of instantaneous angular speed (IAS of the crankshaft is considered as one of the nonintrusive and effective methods of the detection of combustion quality deterioration. In this paper results of experimental verification of fuel system's malfunction detecting, using optical encoder for IAS recording are presented. The implemented method relies on the comparison of measurement results, recorded under healthy and faulty conditions of the engine. Elaborated dynamic model of angular speed variations enables us to build templates of engine behavior. Recorded during experiment, values of cylinder pressure were taken for the approximation of pressure basic waveform. The main task of data processing is smoothing the raw angular speed signal. The noise is due to sensor mount vibrations, signal emitter machining, engine body vibrations, and crankshaft torsional vibrations. Smoothing of the measurement data was carried out by the implementation of the Savitzky-Golay filter. Measured signal after smoothing was compared with the model of IAS run.

  8. Rapid estimation of compost enzymatic activity by spectral analysis method combined with machine learning.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Chakraborty, Somsubhra; Das, Bhabani S; Ali, Md Nasim; Li, Bin; Sarathjith, M C; Majumdar, K; Ray, D P

    2014-03-01

    The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility of using visible near-infrared (VisNIR) diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS) as an easy, inexpensive, and rapid method to predict compost enzymatic activity, which traditionally measured by fluorescein diacetate hydrolysis (FDA-HR) assay. Compost samples representative of five different compost facilities were scanned by DRS, and the raw reflectance spectra were preprocessed using seven spectral transformations for predicting compost FDA-HR with six multivariate algorithms. Although principal component analysis for all spectral pretreatments satisfactorily identified the clusters by compost types, it could not separate different FDA contents. Furthermore, the artificial neural network multilayer perceptron (residual prediction deviation=3.2, validation r(2)=0.91 and RMSE=13.38 μg g(-1) h(-1)) outperformed other multivariate models to capture the highly non-linear relationships between compost enzymatic activity and VisNIR reflectance spectra after Savitzky-Golay first derivative pretreatment. This work demonstrates the efficiency of VisNIR DRS for predicting compost enzymatic as well as microbial activity. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  9. Simultaneous spectrophotometric determination of overlapping spectra of paracetamol and caffeine in laboratory prepared mixtures and pharmaceutical preparations using continuous wavelet and derivative transform

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Ahmed Ashour

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available In the present paper, two spectrophotometric methods were used for the simultaneous analysis of paracetamol (PCT and caffeine (CAF in their laboratory prepared mixtures and pharmaceutical preparations. Simple spectrophotometric analysis of PCT and CAF is not possible due to their complete spectral overlap. The proposed methods are based on the application of continuous wavelet transform (CWT and derivative transform (using Savitsky–Golay filters on the ratio spectra to predict each of CAF and PCT. Several wavelet families were tested. Coif1 and Sym2 were found to give best results under optimum conditions. The transformed signals of ratio spectra were used to plot the calibration curves for both components. The predictability of the built calibrations was validated through their application on several synthetic mixtures of both drugs. The proposed methods were used for the prediction of CAF and PCT in pharmaceutical preparation. The obtained results were statistically compared to a reference HPLC method. No significant differences were found between the obtained results and those from the reference method. Being simple, rapid, cheap and sensitive, the proposed methods are recommended for the routine daily analysis of these two drugs in their mixtures in quality control laboratories.

  10. Observation of Synchrotron Radiation Using Low Noise Block (LNB) at ANKA

    CERN Document Server

    Judin, V; Hofmann, A; Huttel, E; Kehrer, B; Klein, M; Marsching, S; Muller, A-S; Smale, N; Caspers, F

    2011-01-01

    Generally Coherent Synchrotron Radiation (CSR) is emitted for wavelengths longer than or equal the bunch length, so for CSR in the THz-range short bunches are required. There are two types of detectors in this range of the spectrum: slow detectors like a golay cell or pyrometric detectors (used for e.g. imaging, spectroscopy) and fast detectors like superconducting bolometer detector systems and Schottky Barrier diodes (used for e.g. the investigation of dynamic processes in accelerator physics). The hot electron bolometer (HEB) detector system is a member of second group. It is very fast and has broad spectral characteristics, but unfortunately very expensive and have to be cooled using liquid helium. If the broad spectral response is not important, it will be suitably to use a Schottky Barrier diode instead. These detectors are massively cheaper but also slower. As an alternative to a Schottky diode a LNB (Low Noise Block) can be also used. It is usually used in standard TV-SAT-receivers. Due to mass produc...

  11. Use of spectral pre-processing methods to compensate for the presence of packaging film in visible–near infrared hyperspectral images of food products

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    A.A. Gowen

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available The presence of polymeric packaging film in images of food products may modify spectra obtained in hyperspectral imaging (HSI experiments, leading to undesirable image artefacts which may impede image classification. Some pre-processing of the image is typically required to reduce the presence of such artefacts. The objective of this research was to investigate the use of spectral pre-processing techniques to compensate for the presence of packaging film in hyperspectral images obtained in the visible–near infrared wavelength range (445–945 nm, with application in food quality assessment. A selection of commonly used pre-processing methods, used individually and in combination, were applied to hyperspectral images of flat homogeneous samples, imaged in the presence and absence of different packaging films (polyvinyl chloride and polyethylene terephthalate. Effects of the selected pre-treatments on variation due to the film’s presence were examined in principal components score space. The results show that the combination of first derivative Savitzky–Golay followed by standard normal variate transformation was useful in reducing variations in spectral response caused by the presence of packaging film. Compared to other methods examined, this combination has the benefits of being computationally fast and not requiring a priori knowledge about the sample or film used.

  12. [Study of near infrared spectral preprocessing and wavelength selection methods for endometrial cancer tissue].

    Science.gov (United States)

    Zhao, Li-Ting; Xiang, Yu-Hong; Dai, Yin-Mei; Zhang, Zhuo-Yong

    2010-04-01

    Near infrared spectroscopy was applied to measure the tissue slice of endometrial tissues for collecting the spectra. A total of 154 spectra were obtained from 154 samples. The number of normal, hyperplasia, and malignant samples was 36, 60, and 58, respectively. Original near infrared spectra are composed of many variables, for example, interference information including instrument errors and physical effects such as particle size and light scatter. In order to reduce these influences, original spectra data should be performed with different spectral preprocessing methods to compress variables and extract useful information. So the methods of spectral preprocessing and wavelength selection have played an important role in near infrared spectroscopy technique. In the present paper the raw spectra were processed using various preprocessing methods including first derivative, multiplication scatter correction, Savitzky-Golay first derivative algorithm, standard normal variate, smoothing, and moving-window median. Standard deviation was used to select the optimal spectral region of 4 000-6 000 cm(-1). Then principal component analysis was used for classification. Principal component analysis results showed that three types of samples could be discriminated completely and the accuracy almost achieved 100%. This study demonstrated that near infrared spectroscopy technology and chemometrics method could be a fast, efficient, and novel means to diagnose cancer. The proposed methods would be a promising and significant diagnosis technique of early stage cancer.

  13. Electron beam bunch length characterizations using incoherent and coherent transition radiation on the APS SASE FEL project

    CERN Document Server

    Lumpkin, Alex H; Berg, W J; Lewellen, J W; Sereno, N S; Happek, U

    2000-01-01

    The Advanced Photon Source (APS) injector linac has been reconfigured with a low-emittance RF thermionic gun and a photocathode (PC) RF gun to support self-amplified spontaneous emission (SASE) free-electron laser (FEL) experiments. One of the most critical parameters for optimizing SASE performance (gain length) is the electron beam peak current, which requires a charge measurement and a bunch length measurement capability. We report here initial measurements of the latter using both incoherent optical transition radiation (OTR) and coherent transition radiation (CTR). A visible light Hamamatsu C5680 synchroscan streak camera was used to measure the thermionic RF gun beam's bunch length (sigma approx 2-3 ps) via OTR generated by the beam at 220 MeV and 200 mA macropulse average current. In addition, a CTR monitor (Michelson Interferometer) based on a Golay cell as the far-infrared (FIR) detector has been installed at the 40-MeV station in the beamline. Initial observations of CTR signal strength variation wi...

  14. The CACAO Method for Smoothing, Gap Filling, and Characterizing Seasonal Anomalies in Satellite Time Series

    Science.gov (United States)

    Verger, Aleixandre; Baret, F.; Weiss, M.; Kandasamy, S.; Vermote, E.

    2013-01-01

    Consistent, continuous, and long time series of global biophysical variables derived from satellite data are required for global change research. A novel climatology fitting approach called CACAO (Consistent Adjustment of the Climatology to Actual Observations) is proposed to reduce noise and fill gaps in time series by scaling and shifting the seasonal climatological patterns to the actual observations. The shift and scale CACAO parameters adjusted for each season allow quantifying shifts in the timing of seasonal phenology and inter-annual variations in magnitude as compared to the average climatology. CACAO was assessed first over simulated daily Leaf Area Index (LAI) time series with varying fractions of missing data and noise. Then, performances were analyzed over actual satellite LAI products derived from AVHRR Long-Term Data Record for the 1981-2000 period over the BELMANIP2 globally representative sample of sites. Comparison with two widely used temporal filtering methods-the asymmetric Gaussian (AG) model and the Savitzky-Golay (SG) filter as implemented in TIMESAT-revealed that CACAO achieved better performances for smoothing AVHRR time series characterized by high level of noise and frequent missing observations. The resulting smoothed time series captures well the vegetation dynamics and shows no gaps as compared to the 50-60% of still missing data after AG or SG reconstructions. Results of simulation experiments as well as confrontation with actual AVHRR time series indicate that the proposed CACAO method is more robust to noise and missing data than AG and SG methods for phenology extraction.

  15. Design of a Data Catalogue for Perdigão-2017 Field Experiment: Establishing the Relevant Parameters, Post-Processing Techniques and Users Access

    Science.gov (United States)

    Palma, J. L.; Belo-Pereira, M.; Leo, L. S.; Fernando, J.; Wildmann, N.; Gerz, T.; Rodrigues, C. V.; Lopes, A. S.; Lopes, J. C.

    2017-12-01

    Perdigão is the largest of a series of wind-mapping studies embedded in the on-going NEWA (New European Wind Atlas) Project. The intensive observational period of the Perdigão field experiment resulted in an unprecedented volume of data, covering several wind conditions through 46 consecutive days between May and June 2017. For researchers looking into specific events, it is time consuming to scrutinise the datasets looking for appropriate conditions. Such task becomes harder if the parameters of interest were not measured directly, instead requiring their computation from the raw datasets. This work will present the e-Science platform developed by University of Porto for the Perdigao dataset. The platform will assist scientists of Perdigao and the larger scientific community in extrapolating the datasets associated to specific flow regimes of interest as well as automatically performing post-processing/filtering operations internally in the platform. We will illustrate the flow regime categories identified in Perdigao based on several parameters such as weather type classification, cloud characteristics, as well as stability regime indicators (Brunt-Väisälä frequency, Scorer parameter, potential temperature inversion heights, dimensionless Richardson and Froude numbers) and wind regime indicators. Examples of some of the post-processing techniques available in the e-Science platform, such as the Savitzky-Golay low-pass filtering technique, will be also presented.

  16. Near infrared spectroscopy is suitable for the classification of hazelnuts according to Protected Designation of Origin.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Moscetti, Roberto; Radicetti, Emanuele; Monarca, Danilo; Cecchini, Massimo; Massantini, Riccardo

    2015-10-01

    This study investigates the possibility of using near infrared spectroscopy for the authentication of the 'Nocciola Romana' hazelnut (Corylus avellana L. cvs Tonda Gentile Romana and Nocchione) as a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) hazelnut from central Italy. Algorithms for the selection of the optimal pretreatments were tested in combination with the following discriminant routines: k-nearest neighbour, soft independent modelling of class analogy, partial least squares discriminant analysis and support vector machine discriminant analysis. The best results were obtained using a support vector machine discriminant analysis routine. Thus, classification performance rates with specificities, sensitivities and accuracies as high as 96.0%, 95.0% and 95.5%, respectively, were achieved. Various pretreatments, such as standard normal variate, mean centring and a Savitzky-Golay filter with seven smoothing points, were used. The optimal wavelengths for classification were mainly correlated with lipids, although some contribution from minor constituents, such as proteins and carbohydrates, was also observed. Near infrared spectroscopy could classify hazelnut according to the PDO 'Nocciola Romana' designation. Thus, the experimentation lays the foundations for a rapid, online, authentication system for hazelnut. However, model robustness should be improved taking into account agro-pedo-climatic growing conditions. © 2014 Society of Chemical Industry.

  17. Reflective measurement of water concentration using millimeter wave illumination

    Science.gov (United States)

    Sung, Shijun; Bennett, David; Taylor, Zachary; Bajwa, Neha; Tewari, Priyamvada; Maccabi, Ashkan; Culjat, Martin; Singh, Rahul; Grundfest, Warren

    2011-04-01

    THz and millimeter wave technology have shown the potential to become a valuable medical imaging tool because of its sensitivity to water and safe, non-ionizing photon energy. Using the high dielectric constant of water in these frequency bands, reflectionmode THz sensing systems can be employed to measure water content in a target with high sensitivity. This phenomenology may lead to the development of clinical systems to measure the hydration state of biological targets. Such measurements may be useful in fast and convenient diagnosis of conditions whose symptoms can be characterized by changes in water concentration such as skin burns, dehydration, or chemical exposure. To explore millimeter wave sensitivity to hydration, a reflectometry system is constructed to make water concentration measurements at 100 GHz, and the minimum detectable water concentration difference is measured. This system employs a 100 GHz Gunn diode source and Golay cell detector to perform point reflectivity measurements of a wetted polypropylene towel as it dries on a mass balance. A noise limited, minimum detectable concentration difference of less than 0.5% by mass can be detected in water concentrations ranging from 70% to 80%. This sensitivity is sufficient to detect hydration changes caused by many diseases and pathologies and may be useful in the future as a diagnostic tool for the assessment of burns and other surface pathologies.

  18. Spectroscopic Diagnosis of Arsenic Contamination in Agricultural Soils

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Tiezhu Shi

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available This study investigated the abilities of pre-processing, feature selection and machine-learning methods for the spectroscopic diagnosis of soil arsenic contamination. The spectral data were pre-processed by using Savitzky-Golay smoothing, first and second derivatives, multiplicative scatter correction, standard normal variate, and mean centering. Principle component analysis (PCA and the RELIEF algorithm were used to extract spectral features. Machine-learning methods, including random forests (RF, artificial neural network (ANN, radial basis function- and linear function- based support vector machine (RBF- and LF-SVM were employed for establishing diagnosis models. The model accuracies were evaluated and compared by using overall accuracies (OAs. The statistical significance of the difference between models was evaluated by using McNemar’s test (Z value. The results showed that the OAs varied with the different combinations of pre-processing, feature selection, and classification methods. Feature selection methods could improve the modeling efficiencies and diagnosis accuracies, and RELIEF often outperformed PCA. The optimal models established by RF (OA = 86%, ANN (OA = 89%, RBF- (OA = 89% and LF-SVM (OA = 87% had no statistical difference in diagnosis accuracies (Z < 1.96, p < 0.05. These results indicated that it was feasible to diagnose soil arsenic contamination using reflectance spectroscopy. The appropriate combination of multivariate methods was important to improve diagnosis accuracies.

  19. Pleistocene Lake Bonneville and Eberswalde Crater of Mars: Quantitative Methods for Recognizing Poorly Developed Lacustrine Shorelines

    Science.gov (United States)

    Jewell, P. W.

    2014-12-01

    The ability to quantify shoreline features on Earth has been aided by advances in acquisition of high-resolution topography through laser imaging and photogrammetry. Well-defined and well-documented features such as the Bonneville, Provo, and Stansbury shorelines of Late Pleistocene Lake Bonneville are recognizable to the untrained eye and easily mappable on aerial photos. The continuity and correlation of lesser shorelines must rely quantitative algorithms for processing high-resolution data in order to gain widespread scientific acceptance. Using Savitsky-Golay filters and the geomorphic methods and criteria described by Hare et al. [2001], minor, transgressive, erosional shorelines of Lake Bonneville have been identified and correlated across the basin with varying degrees of statistical confidence. Results solve one of the key paradoxes of Lake Bonneville first described by G. K. Gilbert in the late 19th century and point the way for understanding climatically driven oscillations of the Last Glacial Maximum in the Great Basin of the United States. Similar techniques have been applied to the Eberswalde Crater area of Mars using HRiSE DEMs (1 m horizontal resolution) where a paleolake is hypothesized to have existed. Results illustrate the challenges of identifying shorelines where long term aeolian processes have degraded the shorelines and field validation is not possible. The work illustrates the promises and challenges of indentifying remnants of a global ocean elsewhere on the red planet.

  20. Peut-on penser le travail par le don ? Présentation du débat Conceptualising work as a gift. Debate presentation ¿Es posible pensar el trabajo a través del don ?

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Lionel Jacquot

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Depuis la parution du traité de Georges Friedmann et Pierre Naville il y a cinquante ans, la sociologie du travail a toujours cherché à comprendre, sous leurs divers aspects, toutes les communautés humaines qui se constituent à l’occasion du travail. Elle s’y est attachée en introduisant dans son champ une très riche variété de paradigmes et en acceptant par là même les conflits théoriques. C’est dans cet esprit d’ouverture et de débat que le premier dossier Chorus de la Nouvelle Revue du Travail est consacré à la mise en œuvre du paradigme du don en matière de sociologie du travail. Alain Caillé, le principal animateur du Mouvement Anti-Utilitariste en Sciences Sociales (MAUSS et Norbert Alter, le contributeur essentiel d’inspiration maussienne pour la sociologie du travail et des organisations, reviennent dans deux textes inédits sur les vertus heuristiques de la théorie du don contre-don pour appréhender le monde du travail et ses mutations. La NRT ouvre ensuite le débat avec ces deux auteurs.Since Georges Friedmann and Pierre Naville’s seminal treatise was first published 50 years ago, the sociology of work has always tried to understand the full range of human communities that arise when work occurs, under all of their different aspects. It has tried to achieve this by introducing a very wide variety of paradigms into the field and by addressing any ancillary theoretical conflicts. It is in this spirit of openness and debate that the first Chorus file in the Nouvelle Revue du Travail (NRT looks at how the gift paradigm has been implemented in the sociology of work. Alain Caillé, one of the main drivers behind the “Anti-Utilitarian Social Sciences Movement” (Mouvement anti-utilitariste en sciences sociales, MAUSS – along with Norbert Alter, a leading Maussian figurehead in the sociology of work and organisations – use two original texts to review the heuristic virtues of the gift/counter-gift theory

  1. The prevalence of macrovascular complications among diabetic patients in the United Arab Emirates

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Norman John N

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Diabetes Mellitus (DM is a major public health problem in the UAE with a prevalence rate reaching 24% in national citizens and 17.4% in expatriates. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and risk factors of macrovascular complications among diabetic patients in the Al-Ain district of the United Arab Emirates (UAE. Methods The study was part of a general cross-sectional survey carried out to assess the prevalence of diabetes (DM complications among known diabetic patients in Al-Ain District, UAE. Patients were randomly selected during 2003/2004. Patients completed an interviewer-administered questionnaire carried out by treating doctors and underwent a complete medical assessment including measurement of height, weight, blood pressure and examination for evidence of macrovascular complications. A standard ECG was recorded and blood samples were taken to document fasting blood sugar, glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1C and lipid profile. Results A sample of 513 diabetic patients was selected with a mean age of 53 years (SD ± 13.01. Overall, 29.5% of DM patients had evidence of macrovascular complications: 11.6% (95% CI: 8.8–14.4 of patients had peripheral vascular disease (PVD, 14.4% (95% CI: 11.3–17.5 had a history of coronary artery disease (CAD and 3.5% (95% CI: 1.9–5.1% had cerebrovascular disease (CVD. Of the total population surveyed 35% (95%CI: 30.8–39 had hypertension. The analysis showed that macrovascular complications in diabetic patients were more common among males, increased with age, were more common among hypertensive patients and its prevalence increased steadily with duration of DM. Conclusion Our data revealed a significant association between hypertension and presence of macrovascular disease among diabetic patients. However, the risk of CAD in the UAE was relatively low compared to that seen in patients in other geographical settings. In addition, a lack of correlation between

  2. Pequena Miss Sunshine: para além de uma subjetividade exterior Little Miss Sunshine: beyond external subjectivity

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Rosa Maria Bueno Fischer

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available O artigo discute as relações entre cultura do sucesso e sexualidade, com foco na infância - tema caro às diferentes mídias, como a televisão e o cinema. Faz-se uma análise do filme Pequena Miss Sunshine, a partir de autores como Foucault, Alain Badiou, Ismail Xavier e Jurandir Costa, com ênfase nos conceitos de modos de subjetivação, imagem fílmica e subjetividade exterior. O objetivo é pensar questões de gênero e sexualidade na cultura do espetáculo, a partir de uma narrativa cinematográfica em que tais valores são questionados. A ênfase é dada à análise do olhar e do corpo infantil, na figura da personagem Olive, de modo a pensar a gestualidade própria da criança, em seu silêncio, enigma e mistério, mais do que mera revelação de sentidos. O texto aponta que tal exercício pode sugerir outros modos de pensar as relações entre mídia, infância e questões de gênero e sexualidade.This article explores the relations between the culture of success and sexuality, with a focus on childhood as an important issue for the different kinds of media, such as television and the cinema. An analysis of the movie Little Miss Sunshine is developed, with the use of theoretical references from Foucault, Alain Badiou, Jurandir Costa and Ismail Xavier, about the concepts of audiovisual images, ways of subjectivation and external subjectivity. The aim of the study is to reflect on gender and sexuality issues in a spectacle culture, from a movie narrative in which such values are questioned. There is an analysis of children's bodies and their way of seeing the world, as expressed by the character Olive, with gestures, silence and mystery, rather than a revelation of senses. Such practices may suggest other ways of considering the relations between media, childhood and gender and sexuality issues.

  3. An Overview of Justice in Sir Walter Scott Waverley Novels: The Heart of Mid-Lothian

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Enrique García Díaz

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Although Sir Walter Scott is a well-known writer most of his readers know that he became an advocate in 1792, when he was admitted to the bar. Since then Scott and other advocates walked the floor at Parliament House (home of the Faculty of Advocates and the Court of Session waiting to be hired. Scott’s own experiences as a fledgling advocate are echoed in those of Alain Fairford in his novel Redgauntlet (Scott 1824, which provides a vivid picture of Parliament House in the eighteenth century. During his life, Scott combined extensive writing and editing issues with his daily work as Clerk of Session and Sheriff-Depute of Selkirkshire. Walter Scott was not unaware of Justice and Law and The Heart of Mid-Lothian is the novel in which he introduces to the reader the Scottish Legal System during the eighteenth century. However, there are few more examples that I will explain. Aunque Sir Walter Scott es un conocido escritor, la mayoría de sus lectores saben que en 1792 se hizo abogado, cuando fue admitido en el colegio de abogados. Desde entonces Scott y otros abogados rondaron el Parlamento con la esperanza de ser contratados. Las propias experiencias de Scott como un abogado novel se reflejan en las de Alain Fairford en su novela Redgauntlet (Scott 1824, lo que ofrece una vívida imagen del Parlamento (sede de la facultad de Derecho y Tribunal Supremo en el siglo XVIII. Durante su vida, Scott compaginó una profusa actividad como escritor y editor con su trabajo diario como juez en Selkirk. Walter Scott conocía la justicia y el derecho y El corazón de Mid-Lothian es la novela en la presenta al lector el régimen jurídico de Escocia durante el siglo XVIII. Sin embargo, se explicarán algunos otros ejemplos. DOWNLOAD THIS PAPER FROM SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2543538

  4. Proceedings of the Franco-British Marine Energies Seminar

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Rufenacht, Antoine; Holmes, John; Moore, Alan; David, Pierre; Dal Ferro, Benoit; Shanahan, Gary; Bal, Jean-Louis; Ruer, Jacques; Laleu, Vincent de; Dupard, Dominique; Smith, George; Vandenbroucke, Eric; Bahaj, Abubakr; Le Guen, Yone; Mill, Andrew; Kermode, Neil; Taylor, Alan; Rousset, Jean Marc; Brossard, Jerome; Rawlinson Smith, Rob; Hassan, Garrad; Facon, Guy; Clement, Alain; Carcas, Max; Babarit, Aurelien; Ruellan, Marie; Langston, David; Crow, Nigel; Dreau, Guillaume; Cooper, Bill; Jenner, Chris; Abonnel, Cyrille; Fraenkel, Peter; Majastre, Herve; Imbault, Didier; Pagot, Jean Philippe; Huxley-Reynard, Chris; Auty, Fiona; Hughes, Gareth; Adrian, David; Starling, Michael; Eyraud, Delphine; Cochevelou, Gilles; Vallat, Francis; Operto, Gianni; Boston, Jon; Chrupek, Thierry; Mocilnikar, Tristan; Cassin, Fabrice; Gouverneur, Philippe; Lrivain, Alain; Perrot, Jean-Yves; Paillard, Michael; Sibun, Giles; Le Lann, Gilbert; Schirmann-Duclos, Danielle; Populus, Jacques; Maheut, Alexis; Lesieur, Christopher; Delgery, Chloe; Crutchfield, Zoe; David, Pierre; Abonnel, Cyril; Cochevelou, Gilles; Sibun, Giles; Crutchfield, Zoe

    2006-01-01

    This document brings together the available presentations (slides) made during this French-British seminar on Marine Energies. Content: 1 - Session I - Wave and Tidal, Prospects and Policy: Introduction (Pierre David); Wave and Tidal Resources - the scale of the opportunity (Benoit Dal Ferro); UK Policy and European Programmes (Gary Shanahan); French Policy on New and Renewable Energies (Jean-Louis Bal); Marine Energies and French Policy (Jacques Ruer, Vincent de Laleu); New Paths Towards Sustainable Energy (Dominique Dupard); 2 - Session II - Centres of Excellence in Research, Testing and Infrastructure: Introduction (George Smith, Eric Vandenbroucke); R and D - Universities and Companies in the UK (Abubakr Bahaj); METRI, A European infrastructure for research and testing on hydrodynamic behaviour of structure and ages of materials in marine environments (Yone Le Guen); 1/10 Scale Wave Tank Testing (Andrew Mill); Full Scale Testing (Neil Kermode); Long Term Monitoring (Alan Taylor); Experimental Methods and Numerical Simulation (Jean Marc Rousset); Modelling (Jerome Brossard, Rob Rawlinson Smith); Mediterranean Testing Centres (Guy Facon); 3 - Session III - Practitioners and Business Development - Wave Energy: Introduction (Alain Clement, Max Carcas, Aurelien Babarit, Marie Ruellan, David Langston, Nigel Crow, Guillaume Dreau, Bill Cooper, Chris Jenner); 4 - Session IV - Practitioners and Business Development - Current Energy: Introduction (Cyrille Abonnel, Peter Fraenkel, Herve Majastre, Didier Imbault, Jean Philippe Pagot, Chris Huxley-Reynard, Fiona Auty, Gareth Hughes, David Adrian, Michael Starling); 5 - Session V - Economics and Financing of Wave and Marine Energy Conversion: Introduction (Delphine Eyraud, Gilles Cochevelou); Role of French Cluster (Francis Vallat); Funding Panorama (Gianni Operto); The Technologist's Experience (Max Carcas); The Utility's Perspective (Jon Boston); French Methods and Policies for Development (Thierry Chrupek

  5. Amor y política.

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Hernando Bernal.

    1998-09-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo pretende hacer una serie de consideraciones que apuntan sobre todo a extraer una definición de lo que es «la política» para el psicoanálisis a partir de una observación que hace Jacques Alain Miller en su texto Lógicas de la vida amorosa sobre cómo Freud introduce una «teoría política» a partir de su texto Psicología de las masas y análisis del yo.En dicho texto Freud hace ver el poder ordenador y apaciguador del amor significante amo en la medida en que una masa no es más que el amor uniendo a muchas personas y reiterado en cada una de ellas. Las fuerzas armadas y la Iglesia son un buen ejemplo de ello.Pero a pesar de la cohesión amorosa de la humanidad por el poder unificante del amor, resta siempre un malestar. El malestar que persiste en la cultura testimonia del fracaso del amor para resolver el empuje del hombre a satisfacerse con el mal. El significante amo no parece entonces solucionar la paradoja del goce. De aquí que preguntarse sobre adónde vaya el goce en el orden social sea también, para el psicoanálisis, una cuestión política. Jacques- Alain Miller observa, en su texto Lógicas de la vida amorosa, cómo, a partir de la Psicología de las masas y análisis del yo, se puede extraer de Freud una «teoría política», que se vincula muy estrechamente con el amor. Esto porque La Psicología de las masas... enseña sobre el poder ordenador y apaciguador del amor, o mejor, del significante «amor» como significante Amo, lo que se puede escribir de la siguiente manera con ayuda de la «teoría de los discursos» o «teoría del vínculo social» de Lacan.

  6. Profesar la profesión de profesor. Entre el filósofo y el agente doble Professing the teacher's profession. Between the philosopher and the double agent

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Jose Garcia Molina

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available

    Desde su puesta en marcha el Plan Bolonia ha generado un amplio debate alrededor de la deriva mercantilista-neoliberal que introduce en todos los niveles de la institución universitaria. La tensión entre visiones idealizadas de la universidad, seguramente inviables, y visiones utilitaristas, a todas luces injustas, centra el foco de la discusión. Tales tensiones sacan a la luz la pluriversidad y multiversidad que atraviesan la universidad actual.

    ¿A qué da y a qué puede dar forma todavía la universidad y sus profesionales? Tomando como referencia algunas enseñanzas de Alain Badiou y de Jacques Derrida intentamos pensar la situación universitaria y los vínculos entre el profesar, el profesor y la profesión. El análisis pretende sintetizar, de otras maneras, lo que la universidad puede o puede ser en la actualidad. Síntesis que nos lleva a pensar la función del docente universitario mediante las metáforas del filósofo y el agente doble.

    From its beginnings the Bolonya plan has generated a wide debate around its market-oriented and neoliberal tendencies, present at all levels of the university institution. The tension between idealized views of the university, probably impossible to realize, and utilitarian views, clearly unjust, centers the focus of the debate. These tensions bring to light the pluriversity and multiversity that traverse the contemporary university.

    To what does the university and its professionals still give form? Taking as a reference some teachings by Alain Badiou and Jacques Derrida, we try to think the university situation, and the links between professing, the professor, and the profession. The analysis attempts to synthesize, in a different way

  7. Las Ciencias Humanas y el Paso de la Filogenia a la Ontogénesis Las Ciencias Humanas y el Paso de la Filogenia a la Ontogénesis

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Rosalía S. Lastra B.

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available El presente reporte es resultado de la labor de investigación realizada dentro del curso deCiencias Humanas, impartido por el Dr. Alain Chanlat, de la Universidad de Montreal (HEC, auspiciado por el Doctorado en Estudios Organizacionales de UAM Iztapalapa-CONACYT. Su objetivo es “intentar dar respuesta desde un enfoque interdisciplinario a la pregunta ¿Qué es el humano? Se buscan los principios básicos de las ciencias humanas que permitanhacer un balance de lo que somos como especie (perspectiva filogénica y como individuo único (perspectiva ontogénica. Esta doble perspectiva permite presentar, en un orden lógico, las dimensiones biológica, neurológica, lingüística, psicológica y social, mostrandolas interacciones que existen entre ellas”. El contenido se basa en la ilación sintética de los principales postulados y nociones adyacentes a la parte de la obra revisada de cada autor presentado que, dentro de su propia perspectiva, contribuyen a responder la pregunta meta. El fin último es que el lector encuentre motivos para consultar las obras completas,apoyando esta síntesis con breves formulaciones críticas y propositivas.This report is a summary of research carried out as part of the Human Sciences course taught by Prof. Alain Chanlat, of the Université de Montréal (HEC, in the Doctorate program in Organizational Studies, under the aegis of UAM Iztapalapa. Its objective is “to try to answer, from an interdisciplinary standpoint, the question: What is man? We try to establish the basic principles of human sciences necessary for an understanding of who we are as a species (phylogenical perspective as well as unique individuals (ontogenical perspective. This double perspective allows us to present, in sequence, the biological, neurological, linguistic, psychological and social dimensions of the human being, and the ways in which these dimensions interact.” The content is a synthesis of the principal postulates and

  8. Prevalence of high blood pressure, heart disease, thalassemia, sickle-cell anemia, and iron-deficiency anemia among the UAE adolescent population.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Barakat-Haddad, Caroline

    2013-01-01

    This study examined the prevalence of high blood pressure, heart disease, and medical diagnoses in relation to blood disorders, among 6,329 adolescent students (age 15 to 18 years) who reside in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Findings indicated that the overall prevalence of high blood pressure and heart disease was 1.8% and 1.3%, respectively. Overall, the prevalence for thalassemia, sickle-cell anemia, and iron-deficiency anemia was 0.9%, 1.6%, and 5%, respectively. Bivariate analysis revealed statistically significant differences in the prevalence of high blood pressure among the local and expatriate adolescent population in the Emirate of Sharjah. Similarly, statistically significant differences in the prevalence of iron-deficiency anemia were observed among the local and expatriate population in Abu Dhabi city, the western region of Abu Dhabi, and Al-Ain. Multivariate analysis revealed the following significant predictors of high blood pressure: residing in proximity to industry, nonconventional substance abuse, and age when smoking or exposure to smoking began. Ethnicity was a significant predictor of heart disease, thalassemia, sickle-cell anemia, and iron-deficiency anemia. In addition, predictors of thalassemia included gender (female) and participating in physical activity. Participants diagnosed with sickle-cell anemia and iron-deficiency anemia were more likely to experience different physical activities.

  9. DNA barcoding of selected UAE medicinal plant species: a comparative assessment of herbarium and fresh samples.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Enan, Mohamed Rizk; Palakkott, Abdul Rasheed; Ksiksi, Taoufik Saleh

    2017-01-01

    It is commonly difficult to extract and amplify DNA from herbarium samples as they are old and preserved using different compounds. In addition, such samples are subjected to the accumulation of intrinsically produced plant substances over long periods (up to hundreds of years). DNA extraction from desert flora may pause added difficulties as many contain high levels of secondary metabolites. Herbarium samples from the Biology Department (UAE University) plant collection and fresh plant samples, collected from around Al-Ain (UAE), were used in this study. The three barcode loci for the coding genes matK, rbcL and rpoC1-were amplified. Our results showed that T. terresteris , H. robustum , T. pentandrus and Z. qatarense were amplified using all three primers for both fresh and herbaium samples. Both fresh and herbarium samples of C. comosum , however, were not amplified at all, using the three primers. Herbarium samples from A. javanica , C. imbricatum , T. aucherana and Z. simplex were not amplified with any of the three primers. For fresh samples 90, 90 and 80% of the samples were amplified using matK, rbcL and rpoC1, respectively. In short, fresh samples were significantly better amplified than those from herbarium sources, using the three primers. Both fresh and herbarium samples from one species ( C. comosum ), however, were not successfully amplified. It is also concluded that the rbcL regions showed real potentials to distinguish the UAE species under investigation into the appropriate family and genus.

  10. Nem holismo nem individualismo metodológicos: Marcel Mauss e o paradigma da dádiva

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Caillé Alain

    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available O artigo se situa no contexto da crítica ao utilitarismo que vem sendo conduzida, desde o início dos anos 80, por um grupo de intelectuais reunidos em torno do MAUSS - Movimento Antiutilitarista nas Ciências Sociais, cujas idéias são divulgadas pela La Revue du MAUSS, publicada pela Editora La Découverte, em Paris. Alain Caillé procura resgatar a importância de Marcel Mauss no interior da escola sociológica francesa, ressaltando a contribuição deste autor clássico na sistematização inicial do paradigma do dom, que subsiste na modernidade, como o demonstram, em várias oportunidades, os colaboradores deste movimento antiutilitarista. Para Caillé, o paradigma do dom constitui o fundamento necessário de criação de uma teoria paradoxal e pluridimensional da ação, capaz de resolver a dicotomia clássica entre holismo e individualismo. No entanto, ressalta o diretor da Revue du MAUSS, na constituição do novo paradigma, as imbricações entre o dom e o simbolismo ainda permanecem imprecisas e algo misteriosas.

  11. Passion simple and Madame, c'est à vous que j'écris: "That's MY Desire"

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Elizabeth Richardson Viti

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available No two texts better exemplify the contemporary "he said, she said" phenomenon than Annie Ernaux's Passion simple and Alain Gérard's Madame, c'est à vous que j'écris . Ernaux's book, published in 1991, recounts the author's heretofore hidden affair with a foreign businessman living temporarily in France, and Gérard's, published four years later, is an explicit response in which the writer, dissatisfied with Ernaux's account, assumes the lover's identity and chronicles events from his perspective. The result is a literary "tac à tac" very much in the public eye in which a man and woman both wish to tell their side of the story about a past sexual relationship. For her part, Ernaux gives primacy to woman as sexual subject and describes an erotic economy where the lover is nothing more than simple support for the female imaginary. Gérard responds to Ernaux's reduction of the lover to pure sex object by reestablishing his primacy as well as that of the phallus, around which desire has traditionally revolved. Indeed, what is most intriguing about this unusual pair is their disagreement over the definition of desire, and thus, how they illustrate the fundamental feminist notion that gender informs writing as well as reading.

  12. Creating a “Vocabulary of Rupture” Following WWII Sexual Violence in Hungarian Women Writers’ Narratives

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Agatha Schwartz

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, Schwartz analyses three narratives by Hungarian women writers— Alaine Polcz’s Asszony a fronton (A Wartime Memoir, Judit Kováts’s Megtagadva [‘Denied’] and Fanni Gyarmati Miklósné Radnóti’s Napló [‘Diary’]—with regard to their representation of the rapes of Hungarian women by Red Army soldiers during WWII. Schwartz examines to what degree the rapes are positioned as a “rupture” in the first person narrators’ lives, and how the three narratives offer elements of a “vocabulary of rupture” (Butalia 2000 so as to work through traumatic memory and thus come to terms with both the short-term and long-term effects of trauma and social stigmatization. Even though the narratives eschew a black-and-white portrayal of the rapists, an orientalist stereotying is nonetheless present. Schwartz concludes with Avery Gordon that these and other rape narratives can be read as part of the process of settling the ghosts of a still unresolved past violence yet beyond simple ideological binaries along the victim-perpetrator line.

  13. The Art Documentary in the Postwar Period

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Angela Dalle Vacche

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available In the wake of the Holocaust and Hiroshima, the exploration of human creativity became central to reestablish the humanity of humankind. By closely following the art documentary, French film critic André Bazin focused on this genre in relation to painting, because the latter was the most elitist of all media. In the case of Alain Resnais’s Van Gogh (1948, Bazin used the encounter of cinema and painting as an example of symbiosis between the objects of still life and the objectifying impact of the camera lens. The critic’s writings on the art documentary also underlined the anti anthropocentric and cosmological vocation of the cinema. By turning the pictorial frame into the screen of cinema, Resnais’s Van Gogh de-centers the viewer into an introspective world of landscapes and rooms, where the painter himself is an absent participant or an anonymous figure rather than a protagonist in control. While self-portraiture in Van Gogh is elusive and Bazin’s scientific metaphors are vitalistic, the depth of human psychology remains as mysterious as the creativity of nature on this earth and the origin of life in the cosmos.

  14. El decadentismo en la derecha radical contemporánea

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Miguel Ángel Simón Gómez

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available The main concern this articles deals with is, first, the elusive conceptual definition of the «radical right». In the last years a, so called, new consensus, has been developed in the literature of this field. The core of this new consensus about the radical right is the palingentic form of nationalism, form this pant of view the decadentism and the claim for a social renewal is a central point in the political thought of the radical right. In this article we deal with the decadent subjects of the radical right, pointing mainly to the apocalyptic tone of some major contributors of the radical right in the interwar France and Germany. In the second part we analyze the role of decadentism in the cotemporary work of some relevant authors of the European radical right, Alain de Benoist and Julius Evola. Finally we translate their idea of decadence of Europe to the political arena as shown the discourses of some right extremist European parties.

  15. Construction of the State and the Risks of Its Destruction

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Alain Joxe

    1997-09-01

    Full Text Available Nowadays, the danger of war and insecurity in the Mediterranean countries is dependant upon existing fracture lines within states moreso than it does upon the risk of armed inter-state confrontation. Internal instability is related to, according to Alain Joxe, the end of Russian-American strategic bipolarity in the Mediterranean, inasmuch as the subsequent changes brought about in the international system have impacted on the Mediterranean political societies and on intra-state violence. Though the Mediterranean represents a place where antinomies exist between the economies of the North and South, the policies of Europe and the United States, and matters belonging to civilisation - Islam, Judaism, the Christian world and the modernist secular tradition, the intrusion of the great systems of world power via the globalising economy causes ruptures in localsocieties and leads to the weakening of the states. In order to create a system of security in the Mediterranean, it is therefore necessary to apply a critical method that discards cultural and historical stereotypes, looks again at the supposed successes obtained by the different peace agreements, and identifies the negative aspects of economic globalisation. Such a method must be accompanied by the objective of forcing negotiations to take place among the true actors in Mediterranean society –the states– and also among the other ethnic, linguistic or religious entities, large organisations like the EU, NATO and the Arab League, and commercial groups and business leaders who must integrate themselves in a regimented international economy.

  16. CERN back to its roots

    CERN Multimedia

    2004-01-01

    History came full circle on Saturday 23 October, when CERN's 50th anniversary celebrations drew to a close with a ceremony at Geneva University's Institut de Physique. For it was here, on the banks of the River Arve, that CERN's first staff members, from the PS Magnets Group, came to work in October 1953. Since that day, there has not been a break in the collaboration between CERN and the Institut de Physique de Genève. "We cooperate very closely in the fields of experimental and theoretical particle physics, of course, but also in applied and materials physics," says Alain Blondel, Professor at Geneva University (ATLAS member and neutrino factory promoter) and organiser of the ceremony. "For instance, the Physics Section has just developed a superconducting magnet capable of reaching a continuous magnetic field of 21.3 Tesla, which is of great interest to CERN." The ceremony, interspersed with "cosmic" musical interludes, was an opportunity to recall this partnership that is more than fifty years old. A c...

  17. “Not a Thing of the Past”, Zora Neale Hurston and the Living Legacy of Folklore « Not a Thing of the Past », Zora Neale Hurston et le legs vivant du folklore

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Margaret Gillespie

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Auteur important bien qu’atypique de la Renaissance de Harlem et premier anthropologue afro-américain à avoir étudié sa propre culture, Zora Neale Hurston est, à de nombreux titres, un écrivain d’exception. Contrairement à d’autres, dont Robert Wright et Alain Locke, Hurston ne renie nullement le legs culturel que représente le folklore noir qu’elle apprécie selon ses propres critères, folklore qui influencera tant la forme que le fond de son art. Anthropologue de formation, Hurston appréhende néanmoins la culture noire américaine du sud non pas comme un vestige du passé qu’il conviendrait de conserver précieusement intact, mais comme une partie intégrante du vécu actuel. À travers les stratégies discursives orales vernaculaires qu’elle adopte et adapte de la tradition folklorique afro-américaine, Hurston, en pionnière, ouvre une voie et donne une voix aux écrivains Noirs à venir.

  18. FIDELITY TOWARDS FORMS: AN ONTOLOGICAL APPROACH – PART II

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    ANA BAZAC

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available The paper opposes to a common attitude towards forms – as being something non-important, superficial, “formal” – Plato and Aristotle’s philosophy, according to which things exist because of forms. From the inquiry of their logic that mixes the epistemological and the ontological standpoint, the analysis goes on to the problem of the understanding of forms as events: as mirrors of the manner we see the world/as mirrors of the way of thinking. I contrast the event to the situation – in Alain Badiou’s manner – and I show that there is a logic of continuity between Aristotle’s insistence on the concrete face of form (σύνoλoν and Badiou’s concept of fidelity: because this concept always relates to the concrete which deserves to be faithful towards. The value of things we support gives their “forms”. If so, fidelity towards forms is something more complete and suggestive than to follow essences: forms are as important as essences; this is obvious when the forms change but the essence do not; in fact, it is not a real change. The real change is when the form changes bringing also the change of the essence.

  19. Conference on landscape impacts of wind energy and local acceptance: France-Germany crossed views

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Bouscatel, Jerome; Olagne, Regis; Derkenne, Chantal; Galiano, Mila; Mayer, Joerg; Ratzbor, Guenter; Laborgne, Pia; Nadai, Alain; Ratouis, Marie-Odile; Schoebel-Rutschmann, Soeren; Petit, Jean-Francois; Guennewig, Dieter; Portales, David

    2008-01-01

    The French-German office for Renewable energies (OFAEnR) organised a conference on the landscape impacts of wind energy. In the framework of this French-German exchange of experience, more than 100 participants exchanged views on the environmental impact of wind farms and the opinion of residents. This document brings together the available presentations (slides) made during this event: 1 - French people and wind energy (Mila Galiano); 2 - Wind energy acceptance in Germany: an essential factor for the wind industry development (Joerg Mayer); 3 - Taking into account landscapes and residents in the development of wind farms: a France-Germany comparison (Pia Laborgne, Alain Nadai); 3 - Wind energy development supervision thanks to territorial planning in Germany (Guenter Ratzbor); 4 - Landscape challenges in wind energy development: point of view and role of a state decentralised department (Marie-Odile Ratouis); 5 - Park or landscape - Wind turbines as elements of the cultural landscape (Soeren Schoebel-Rutschmann); 6 - How should a developer approach the 'landscape' aspect when foreseeing a wind energy project installation (Jean-Francois Petit); 7 - More consensual wind energy projects along highways, railways and overhead power lines? (Dieter Guennewig); 8 - The 'wings top': un example of participatory and citizen's project (David Portales)

  20. Establishment of a course for Focused Assessment Sonography for Trauma

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Abu-Zidan, Fikri M.; Kazzam, Elsadig E.; Czechowski, Janusz J.; Dittrich, Kenneth

    2005-01-01

    Focused Assessment Sonography for Trauma (FAST) is not widely practiced by Trauma Surgeons in the Middle East despite its international acceptance. A FAST course was established by the Trauma Group at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at United Arab Emirates (UAE) University aiming to introduce doctors who have limited experience of ultrasound to the basics of FAST. This article summarizes the content of the course; the evaluation of the participants and their recommendations. An 8 hour FAST course was offered to 18 participants in May 2004 in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE University, Al-Ain, UAE. Lectures with syllabus material were used to cover the following topics: basic ultrasound physics, knobology and sonographic orientation, the FAST scan, chest and cardiac trauma sonographic evaluation, training and credentialing issues. Each participant received 3 hours of hands-on ultrasound instruction. On completion of the course participants responded anonymously to an evaluation questionnaire. All participants responded to the questionnaire (100% response rate). Delegates found the course well organized, relevant, met their needs and encourages them to use FAST in their own practice. The course objectives were met. Participants suggested that including actual patients and the use of animal models improve the practical sessions. Organizing a FAST course is an important step towards recognizing and implementing it in practice. Nevertheless, there is a need for appropriate quality assurance and credentialing guidelines before commencing. (author)

  1. 30 July 2012 - Prime Minister of France, Mr. Jean-Marc Ayrault, visits CERN

    CERN Multimedia

    Maximillien Brice

    2012-01-01

    Ligne d'accueil: Directeur général, R. Heuer présente: Directeur S. Myers, Chef des Relations internationales F. Pauss et Chefs de Département P. Bloch et A.-S. Catherin ; Représentants du CEA et du CNRS des 4 experiences LHC : J.-L. Faure, L. Fayard, C. Guyot, M.-H. Schune, Y. Schutz, Y. Sirois, Protocole CERN S. Molinari. Les autorités locales saluent le Premier ministre: M. Christophe Bouvier, maire de Cessy, M. Rachel Mazuir, sénateur de l'Ain, président du CG01, M. Etienne Blanc, député de l'Ain, maire de Divonne les Bains, et Mme Yvette Brachet, conseillère régionale représentant M. Jean-Jack Queyranne, président du CR Rhône Alpes. CERN-GE-1207163 32: dans le tunnel du LHC au Point 5: R. Garoby, Chef adjoint du département Faisceaux P. Lebrunm, Attaché à la Direction P. Bloch, Chef du département Physique J. Bertrand, (représente Alain Fuchs),CNRS Y. Sirois, Collaboration CMS, Responsable pour la France, Directeur de Recherche au CNRS, LLR Ecole Polytechnique J.-Y. Le Deaut, Dépu...

  2. [Informatics and health, from digitization to information and communication technologies (TIC)].

    Science.gov (United States)

    Cabanis, Emmanuel Alain; de Kervasdoué, Jean

    2014-01-01

    Integrating the progress that has been made on a daily basis since it was jointly commissioned in 2013 by the French National Academy of Medicine (Biotechnology Committee XX, Prof Emmanuel-Alain Cabanis) and the Technologies Academy (Pr Jean de Kervasdoué), this report, covering such a vast subject, can only represent one step in a long process. Summarized here in a volume compatible with the Bulletin, it makes reference to the full report (52 pages ; 22 pages of text, 4 pages of references, a 20-page glossary for physicians, plus 522 figures spanning 6 pages), which is available on the Academy's website. The six chapters first define "health" (WHO) and "informatics" and provide a brief history. The first chapter, on technologies, is divided into "bad" news (cybercrime, ecological risks) and advances relevant to health. The next four chapters describe the contribution of digitization to patient management, ranging from "fragile" individuals (from the gamete to old age and dependency) to healthy subjects trained to work in hostile situations (scuba diving to space exploration), and finally research. The last chapter proposes 7 areas for progress: expansion of the national imaging and communications platforms, stimulation of the medical robotics industry, extension of telemedicine to all medical and surgical specialties, support for drug dispensing and therapeutic education, and foundation of a European portal for m-health certification, research prioritization according to multiyear health plans, and reinforcement of mathematic education, starting in primary school (see: "La main à la pâte" ("Going hands-on").

  3. Una taxonomía de modelos de desarrollo sustentable

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Darcy Tetreault

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Este ensayo pretende ayudar a desenmarañar una parte del discurso sobre desarrollo sustentable mediante la construcción de una taxonomía de modelos de desarrollo sustentable. La misma taxonomía se basa en una revisión literaria extensiva que en cierta medida privilegia la experiencia mexicana. De este modo, el ensayo presenta y compara tanto modelos normativos como positivos. Los modelos incluidos son el modelo dominante, el cual corresponde con la estrategia esbozada en el Informe Bruntland y Agenda 21; la ecología política, un modelo desarrollado por el economista francés Alain Lipietz; el modelo comunitario de desarrollo sustentable, cuyas raíces se encuentran en una escuela de pensamiento de la década de los setenta conocida como el “otro desarrollo”; el comercio justo, una experiencia cuyas raíces se encuentran en las comunidades indígenas de Oaxaca; la producción forestal industrial comunitaria, que ha sido puesta en práctica por varias comunidades forestales en el sur y el centro del país; el activismo ambiental, sobre todo respecto a los con- fl ictos locales que giran en torno al control de los recursos naturales; y la conservación basada en la comunidad, cuya manifestación principal es la reserva de la biosfera

  4. Petanque Club

    CERN Multimedia

    Petanque Club

    2015-01-01

    Jeudi 28 mai 2015 sous un soleil radieux se déroulait le premier concours interne de pétanque de la saison "Challenge Luigi Bavaresco " en cour depuis 1999. Vingt-quatre participants répartis en douze doublettes s'affrontaient et après des parties parfois difficiles notre juge arbitre Claude Jouve déclarait l'imbattable vainqueur Claude Macari avec trois parties gagnées. Le deuxième joueur très adroit aussi et souvent sur le podium en la personne de André Domeniconi. Le troisième plus discret mais toujours régulier en général Roland Dunand. Notre première féminine Cathia Baigue fille de notre ami Alain Philipona qui elle aussi se trouve souvent dans les trios de tête. Un grand merci à Jenifer, Sylvie Jouve et Claude pour leur aide et préparation du repas. Pour des raisons d&...

  5. Quantum entanglement

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Hadjiivanov, L.; Todorov, I.

    2015-01-01

    Expository paper providing a historical survey of the gradual transformation of the 'philosophical discussions' between Bohr, Einstein and Schrödinger on foundational issues in quantum mechanics into a quantitative prediction of a new quantum effect, its experimental verification and its proposed (and loudly advertised) applications. The basic idea of the 1935 paper of Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen (EPR) was reformulated by David Bohm for a finite dimensional spin system. This allowed John Bell to derive his inequalities that separate the prediction of quantum entanglement from its possible classical interpretation. We reproduce here their later (1971) version, reviewing on the way the generalization (and mathematical derivation) of Heisenberg's uncertainty relations (due to Weyl and Schrödinger) needed for the passage from EPR to Bell. We also provide an improved derivation of the quantum theoretic violation of Bell's inequalities. Soon after the experimental confirmation of the quantum entanglement (culminating with the work of Alain Aspect) it was Feynman who made public the idea of a quantum computer based on the observed effect

  6. Jocasta’s kinsfolk: Marx, Freud and Oedipus among contemporary antiphilosophers

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Mikulić Borislav

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available The text deals with the recently renewed issue of ′antiphilosophy′ in the self-understanding of some prominent contemporary continental philosophers but not only them, such as Alain Badiou and Slavoj Žižek, both referring to the psychoanalyst and theoretician of discourse Jacques Lacan. Starting with a metaphorical analysis of the verdict made by Marx of ′merely interpretive′ character of philosophy in relation to ′the study of real world′ and with his comparison of philosophy with ′masturbation′, the text addresses new appeals to ′antiphilosophy′ as samples of a token or rather, as cases of a syndrome connected with Jocasta’s rationalization of Oedipus’ curse. It was her discourse based on general rules of rationality with which she unconsciously attempted to avoid the confrontation with the truth of an event (incestuous marriage which had already occurred. In the text, presuppositions and consequences of such an analogy between ancient and contemporary philosophical material are discussed in order to show-on the basis of arguing that the unconscious is located within (and not beyond rational processes that subjects undertake in order to respond to rational needs (viz. impulses of the Ego-that contemporary discussion about ′antiphilosophy′ by left-wing philosophers bears unacknowledged tendencies to unconsciously reduce Marx’ algorithm of ′realization of philosophy′ to the Hegelian negation of the negation and to integrate it into the discourse of academic philosophy.

  7. DOPING IN SPORT: GLOBAL ETHICAL ISSUES

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Angela J. Schneider

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available DESCRIPTION In this book the question of "How ethical is using performance improving drugs in sport?" is argued in global perspective. PURPOSE The ethical questions in sport are discussed comprehensively. Particularly, different cultures and approach of various countries to that issue were examined. FEATURES The book composed of 10 chapters following a thorough introduction from the editors in 194 pages. The titles are: 1.Fair is Fair, Or Is It? : A Moral Consideration of the Doping Wars in American Sport; 2.Are Doping Sanctions Justified? A Moral Relativistic View; 3.Cultural Nuances: Doping, Cycling and the Tour de France; 4.On Transgendered Athletes, Fairness and Doping: An International Challenge; 5.Creating a Corporate Anti-doping Culture: The Role of Bulgarian Sports Governing Bodies; 6. Doping in the UK: Alain and Dwain, Rio and Greg - Not Guilty?; 7.The Japanese Debate Surrounding the Doping Ban: The Application of the Harm Principle; 8. Doping and Anti-doping in Sport in China: An Analysis of Recent and Present Attitudes and Actions; 9.Anti-doping in Sport: The Norwegian Perspective; 10.Ethics in Sport: The Greek Educational Perspective on Anti-doping. AUDIENCE Given that this book is about a popular topic in sport, it is a great interest to the sport public as well as students, researchers and practitioners in the sport and exercise disciplines.

  8. PREFACE: 11th Anglo-French Physical Acoustics Conference (AFPAC 2012)

    Science.gov (United States)

    Saffari, Nader; Lhémery, Alain; Lowe, Mike

    2013-08-01

    The 11th Anglo-French Physical Acoustics Conference (AFPAC) was held in Brighton, UK on 18-20 January 2012. This event, which is an annual collaboration between the Physical Acoustics Group (PAG) of the Institute of Physics and the Groupe d'Acoustique Physique, Sous-marine et UltraSonore (GAPSUS) of the Société Française d'Acoustique, successfully achieved its main aim of being a small, friendly meeting of high scientific quality, welcoming younger researchers and PhD students and covering a broad range of subjects in Acoustics. The participants heard 44 excellent presentations covering an exciting and diverse range of subjects, from audio acoustics to guided waves in composites and from phononic crystals to ultrasound surgery. As is the custom at these meetings, four prominent invited speakers set the pace for the event; these were Keith Attenborough (The Open University, UK), Claire Prada (Institut Langevin, France), David Moore (University of Nottingham, UK) and Philippe Roux (IS Terre, France). The submission of manuscripts for publication in the proceedings was, as in previous years, on a voluntary basis and in these proceedings we present 11 peer reviewed papers. Due to some unforeseen problems there has been a longer than planned delay in preparing these proceedings, for which the Editors sincerely apologise to the authors and the community. Nader Saffari, Mike Lowe and Alain Lhémery

  9. CERN in the spotlight at the Geneva Festival

    CERN Document Server

    2004-01-01

    CERN will be the guest of honour at the Geneva Festival, which takes place from 29 July to 8 August. The Organization will be involved in two big events: the curtain-raising firework display and the end-of-festival concert. Come and see the creation of the Universe... acted out by fireworks! CERN, celebrating its 50th anniversary, will raise the curtain on the annual Geneva Festival (Fêtes de Genève) on Friday 30 July at 10.15 p.m. with a pyrotechnical and musical extravaganza. The display will be accompanied by a narration explaining the different stages of creation, written by CERN physicist Rolf Landua. Pyro-musical design is by Catherine Walder, overall firework design by René Gousset and pyrotechnical design by Pierre-Alain Beretta (Pyrostars). For further information see: www.cern.ch/cern50/events/Fireworks/Fireworks-en.html. At the end of the Festival, the CERN choir, itself celebrating its thirtieth year, joins forces with the Annecy choir Pro Musica to give a special performance of Jo...

  10. AUSCHWITZ AND THE CHALLENGES OF REPRESENTATION

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Fernanda Muller

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Departing from the concepts of representation and catastrophe, I propose a reflection about two works dedicated to an event which, on account of its own nature, do not forecast testimonial, dialogue or answer: the Nazism Extermination. By Primo Levi, the first work analyzed comes from literature, it is the book Is this a man? [Se questo è un uomo?], stand out by criticism to offer “a kind of perfect testimonial”. The second one, extracted of cinema, is the film Night and fog [Nuit et brouillard]. Directed by Alain Resnais, it detaches from the typical soppy style of Hollywood’s great productions, to set up a paralleled cutting between present and past: the beauty and the horror, the peace and the chaos, the poetry and the pain, the forgetful and the remembering. Amount, the both works evidence the importance of giving new meanings to the rests, the problems of catastrophe representation and the history extermination in the presence of our virtually times.

  11. Djævelen som Guds advokat - Nietzsche, filosofien og Paulus

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Pallesen, Carsten

    2012-01-01

    Artiklen tegner et dobbeltportræt af Paulus og Nietzsche ud fra en række nyere diskussioner om Nietzsches syn på Paulus hos aktuelle Nietzscheforskere, men også med udblik til den Paulus-renæssance, som har fundet sted i filosofien. Med det sidste tænkes navnlig på den franske filosof Alain Badious...... tese om Paulus som universalismens tænker. Artiklen fremhæver, hvordan hermeneutiske, kommunikationsteoretiske og semiotiske tilgange i den nyere tyske forskning navnlig hos Werner Stegmaier har ændret synet på forholdet mellem Nietzsches ’tegn’ (Dionysos, Zarathustra, ’anti-krist’) over for Nietzsches...... retfærdiggørelse ved troen. Nietzsches forhold til kristendommen er ikke kun bestemt af negative vurderinger, men tillige af en ambivalent taknemmelighed, som når han i den sene fase af forfatterskabet på en gang identificerer sig med Dionysos og ’den korsfæstede’....

  12. Résultats challenge

    CERN Multimedia

    Club de pétanque

    2015-01-01

    C'est avec un temps magnifique que se disputait pour la deuxième année le Challenge de notre cher ami Patrick DURAND le jeudi 30 juillet 2015. Vingt-six personnes formées en doublettes s'affrontaient pour trois parties .Après des parties très serrées le juge arbitre Claude JOUVE épaulé par Alain PHILIPONA déclarait  vainqueur l'imbattable Claude MACARI suivi de très près par Eric DARMEDRU et à la troisième place Christian JOUVE. La première féminine était Mireille ROCHE. La soirée se clôturait par une succulente paëlla préparée par Jennifer et sa maman Sylvie JOUVE. Rendez-vous à tous pour le jeudi 27 août 2015 pour le challenge Jean-Claude FROT Nos concours sont ouverts à tous les amateurs de pétanque.

  13. FOREWORD: 10th Anglo-French Physical Acoustics Conference (AFPAC 2011)

    Science.gov (United States)

    Lhémery, Alain; Saffari, Nader

    2012-03-01

    The Anglo-French Physical Acoustics Conference (AFPAC) had its 10th annual meeting in Villa Clythia, Fréjus, France, from 19-21 January 2011. This series of meetings is a collaboration between the Physical Acoustics Group (PAG) of the Institute of Physics and the Groupe d'Acoustique Physique, Sous-marine et UltraSonore (GAPSUS) of the Société Française d'Acoustique. The conference has its loyal supporters whom we wish to thank. It is their loyalty that has made this conference a success. AFPAC alternates between the UK and France and its format has been designed to ensure that it remains a friendly meeting of very high scientific quality, offering a broad spectrum of subjects, welcoming young researchers and PhD students and giving them the opportunity to give their first presentations in an 'international' conference, but with limited pressure. For the third consecutive year AFPAC is followed by the publication of its proceedings in the form of 18 peer-reviewed papers, which cover the most recent research developments in the field of Physical Acoustics in the UK and France. Alain Lhémery CEA, France Nader Saffari UCL, United Kingdom

  14. Vacuum vessels for the LHC magnets arrive at CERN

    CERN Multimedia

    2001-01-01

    The first batch of pre-series vacuum vessels for the LHC dipole magnets has just been delivered to CERN. The vessels are components of the cryostats and will provide the thermal insulation for the superconducting magnets. The first batch of vacuum vessels for the LHC dipole magnets with the team taking part at CERN in ordering and installing them. Left to right : Claude Hauviller, Monique Dupont, Lloyd Williams, Franck Gavin, Alain Jacob, Christophe Vuitton, Davide Bozzini, Laure Sandri, Mikael Sjoholm and André de Saever. In 2006 all that will be seen of the LHC superconducting dipoles in the LHC tunnel will be a line of over 1230 blue cylindrical vacuum vessels. Ten vessels, each weighing 4 tonnes, are already at CERN. On 6 July the first batch of pre-series vessels reached the Lab-oratory from the firm SIMIC Spa whose works are near Savona in north-western Italy. Despite appearances, these 15-metre long, 1-metre diameter blue tubes are much more sophisticated than sections of a run-of-the-mill...

  15. Geriatric fall-related injuries.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Hefny, Ashraf F; Abbas, Alaa K; Abu-Zidan, Fikri M

    2016-06-01

    Falls are the leading cause of geriatric injury. We aimed to study the anatomical distribution, severity, and outcome of geriatric fall-related injuries in order to give recommendations regarding their prevention. All injured patients with an age ≥ 60 years who were admitted to Al-Ain Hospital or died in the Emergency Department due to falls were prospectively studied over a four year period. We studied 92 patients. Fifty six of them (60.9%) were females. The mean (standard deviation) of age was 72.2 (9.6) years. Seventy three (89%) of all incidents occurred at home. Eighty three patients (90.2%) fell on the same level. The median (range) ISS was 4 (1-16) and the median GCS (range) was 15 (12-15). The lower limb was the most common injured body region (63%). There were no statistical significant differences between males and females regarding age, ISS, and hospital stay (p = 0.85, p = 0.57, and p = 0.35 respectively). The majority of geriatric fall-related injuries were due to fall from the same level at home. Assessment of risk factors for falls including home hazards is essential for prevention of geriatric fall-related injuries.

  16. La depresión: encrucijada entre las nuevas modalidades del ser y el dispositivo farmacéutico

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Diego E. Londoño

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Siguiendo la tesis del sociólogo Alain Ehrenberg, la depresión se instaló en las sociedades occidentales como una consecuencia de las nuevas modalidades del individuo. La emancipación y la soberanía individual comenzadas en el siglo de las luces trajeron consigo nuevos malestares de la mente. La neurastenia resume la primera “epidemia” mundial que muestra las consecuencias de estas mutaciones antropológicas. La neurosis y el psicoanálisis demuestran que la depresión y otras formas de sufrimiento de las personas ordinarias son el resultado de un precio a pagar por entrar en la civilización. Para Ehrenberg, la epidemia contemporánea de depresión es el rostro de un eclipse de la culpabilidad y el conflicto interior, favoreciendo una apertura de infinitas posibilidades y la consagración personal como nuevos ideales constitutivos de la personalidad y la identidad, siendo la depresión una disfunción o insuficiencia a convertirse en uno mismo. Sin embargo, las tesis de Ehrenberg no toman en cuenta el esfuerzo realizado por la industria farmacéutica y el dispositivo comercial y de mercadeo creado para modificar las costumbres y el saber médico, facilitando así la explosión diagnóstica y autodiagnóstica de este trastorno controversial.

  17. Club de pétanque

    CERN Multimedia

    Club de pétanque

    2013-01-01

    Suite à l'accord des Nations Unies donnant au CERN le statut de membre observateur, notre club de pétanque peut maintenant participer aux rencontres Inter-nations. Une première bien réussie puisque la triplette CERN composée de André Domeniconi, Jacques Dutour et Claude Cerruti remportait le concours "Des Présidents" le vendredi 5 avril 2013 devant l'équipe d'Inter-Nations avec quatre parties gagnées dans une ambiance amicale et chaleureuse. Nous remercions le comité Inter-Nations Pétanque pour notre intégration au sein des organisations internationales. Composition des membres du bureau du club nommés lors de notre Assemblée Générale du 28 Mars 2013 : – Président : Claude CERRUTI – Vice-Président : Alain PHILIPONA – Trésorier : C...

  18. SLC summer 2010 university - The ocean in the climate-energy problem, urban policies. Proceedings

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    2010-09-01

    This document brings together the available presentations given at the summer 2010 university of the SLC (save the climate) organization on the topics of the ocean in the climate-energy problem, and of the urban policies. Nine presentations (slides) are compiled in this document and deal with: 1 - Biofuels made from micro-algae: stakes and challenges (Olivier Bernard, Comore - INRIA /CNRS/UPMC); 2 - The energy of waves (Alain Clement, Ecole Centrale de Nantes); 3 - The sea, new source of renewable energies? (J.J. Herou, EDF CIH); 4 - Oceans acidification: the other CO 2 problem (James Orr, Pierre Simon Laplace Institute - IPSL, Laboratory of climate and environmental Sciences - LSCE, CEA-CNRS-UVSQ); 5 - Oceans and carbon cycle (Laurent Bopp, IPSL/LSCE); 6 - Renewable marine energies (Yann-Herve De Roeck, France Energies Marines); 7 - Energy renovation of buildings (Jean-Claude Terrier, Mesac Europe); 8 - Modevur research project - Modeling of urban development, sketch of a development typology of chinese cities (Clement-Noel Douady); 9 - Urban areas in the fight against climate change: stakes, knowledge and controversies (Francois Menard, PUCA)

  19. External Meeting: Geneva University - Particle physics seminar

    CERN Multimedia

    Université de Genève

    2011-01-01

    UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE Ecole de physique Département de physique nucléaire et corspusculaire 24, quai Ernest-Ansermet 1211 GENEVE 4 Tél: (022) 379 62 73 Fax: (022) 379 69 92 Wednesday 22 June 2011 PARTICLE PHYSICS SEMINAR at 17.00 hrs – Stückelberg Auditorium Indication of νμ→νe appearance in the T2K experiment Indication de la transition νμ→νe dans l’expérience T2K Par Prof. Alain Blondel - DPNC, Université de Genève The T2K neutrino experiment in Japan has searched for νμ → νe appearance in data taken since the start-up in 2010 till11 March 2011. Six events pass all selection criteria at the far detector situated at 295 km while 1.5±0.3(syst.) would be expected if θ13=0 . This is equivalent to an indication of a non zero value of θ13 at a significance of 2.5σ. This process is particu...

  20. LHC gets the ball rolling

    CERN Multimedia

    2007-01-01

    A technique involving a small ball with a transmitter embedded inside it has been successfully tested in Sector 7-8. The ball is sent through the LHC beam pipes to check the LHC interconnections. The multidisciplinary team responsible for the RF ball project to check the interconnections. From left to right: Rhodri Jones (AB/BI), Eva Calvo (AB/BI), Francesco Bertinelli (AT/MCS), Sonia Bartolome Jimenez (TS/IC), Sylvain Weisz (TS/IC), Paul Cruikshank (AT/VAC), Willemjan Maan (AT/VAC), Alain Poncet (AT/MCS), Marek Gasior (AB/BI). During the tests the ball is inserted very carefully into the vacuum chamber.A game of ping-pong at the LHC? On 13 September a rather unusual test was carried out in Sector 7-8 of the accelerator. A ball just a bit smaller than a ping-pong ball was carefully introduced into one of the accelerator’s two vacuum pipes, where it travelled 800 metres in the space of a few mi...

  1. Meeting of Directors and Heads of Department from CEA-Saclay, France

    CERN Multimedia

    Patrice Loïez

    2002-01-01

    Directors and Heads of Department from the Saclay centre of the French atomic energy commission (CEA) visited CERN in December. They are pictured here at the LHC magnet test facility in building SM18. On the left behind the visitors are the test benches where magnets are prepared for installation in String 2: the 120-metre full-scale model of an LHC cell of the regular part of the arc, which can be seen to the right. Photos 01, 02: Left to right: Marc Dejardin, Alain Givernaud, Louis Laurent, François Kircher, Antoine Masurel, Joël Feltesse, André Menez, T. Taylor, Philippe Pradelles, Bernard Sevestre, Michel Roche, Jean-Yves Gascoin, Thierry Lieven, Michel Spiro, Jean-Pierre Pervès, Yves Lemoigne, Béatrice Reder, Georges Carola, Philippe Lebrun, Yves Bourlat, Bertrand Mercier, Jean-Paul Langlois, Patrick Laurent, Didier Moulin, Xavier Vitart, Marc Serre, Jean-Louis Pierrey, Patrick Jarry, Bruno Mansoulié, Stéphane Lequien, Hervé Barbelin, Philippe Pallier, Jean-Yves Guillamot, and Norbert Sioegel.

  2. Conference on renewable energies integration to power grids

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Laffaille, Didier; Bischoff, Torsten; Merkel, Marcus; Rohrig, Kurt; Glatigny, Alain; Quitmann, Eckard; Lehec, Guillaume; Teirlynck, Thierry; Stahl, Oliver

    2014-01-01

    The French-German office for Renewable energies (OFAEnR) organised a conference on renewable energies integration to power grids. In the framework of this French-German exchange of experience, more than 150 participants exchanged views on the perspectives and possible solutions of this integration in order to warrant the security of supplies and the grid stability in a context of increasing injection and decentralization of renewable power sources. This document brings together the available presentations (slides) made during this event: 1 - French distribution grids - Overview and perspectives (Didier Laffaille); 2 - Distribution Grids in Germany - Overview and Perspective (Torsten Bischoff); 3 - Integration of renewable energies into distribution grids - a case example from Germany (Marcus Merkel); 4 - Regeneratives Kombikraftwerk Deutschland: System Services with 100 % Renewable energies (Kurt Rohrig); 5 - Overview of the different grid instrumentation-control and automation tools (Alain Glatigny); 6 - Which Ancillary Services needs the Power System? The contribution from Wind Power Plants (Eckard Quitmann); 7 - The Flexibility Aggregator - the example of the GreenLys Project (Guillaume Lehec); 8 - Energy Pool - Providing flexibility to the electric system. Consumption cut-off solutions in France (Thierry Teirlynck); 9 - Demand Response experiences from Germany (Oliver Stahl)

  3. Identity, equality, and education

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Alejandro Cerletti

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available our current world introduces itself as a unique and omnipresent world: the world of the globalized capitalism in which all the relationships, to a greater or lesser extent, have been commercialized, and everything (products and information can arrive to every corner of the planet. diversity is accepted as one more element of the (commercial or cultural merchandise’s circulation, and fits a homogeneous frame in which everything has an allocated place. some contributions from alain badiou are employed in this work in order to deal with this matter, trying to show its constitutive scheme, and to offer some alternative perspectives. the main interest is to display the possibility of thinking a world that makes space to all the possible worlds, and not a world that is the result of the mere planetary subjugation to the expansion of the capital, nor the simple “tolerant” acceptance of the “other”. the link among humans’ conception will be the basis to re-think the education matter in today’s world.

  4. Engaging Students through Blogs: Using Blogs to Boost a Course Experience

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Zuhrieh A Shana

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Globalization is irreversible and the Internet is increasingly used to connect people and share information worldwide. The proliferation of digital information allows us to make choices about how we gather information and use technology to enhance learning. This is especially true in an academic environment, where the Internet is often used as a tool to facilitate deeper learning. The focus of this study is to investigate whether and how to use blogs to boost student learning in a traditional learning environment where lecture based (didactic instructional practices still prevailing. This paper will also look at Al-Ain University of Science and Technology (AAU student perceptions of the benefits of blogs for enhancing college learning. To explore these issues, Blogging was introduced to students in the Internet Technology class. A combination of one hundred and ninety-nine graduate and undergraduate AAU students answered an online questionnaire exploring their perceptions of blogs as a learning tool. Quantitative and qualitative data was also collected through open-ended questionnaires, student journals and reports, and end-of-class e-portfolios. All statistical analyses were carried out with SPSS. Results indicate that blogs have the potential to empower and enhance student learning. Student response to using blogs in the course has been overwhelmingly positive.

  5. Industrial gases

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Hunter, D.; Jackson, D.; Coeyman, M.

    1993-01-01

    Industrial gas companies have fought hard to boost sales and hold margins in the tough economic climate, and investments are well down from their 1989-'91 peak. But 'our industry is still very strong long term' says Alain Joly, CEO of industry leader L'Air Liquide (AL). By 1994, if a European and Japanese recovery follows through on one in the U.S., 'we could see major [investment] commitments starting again,' he says. 'Noncryogenic production technology is lowering the cost of gas-making possible new applications, oxygen is getting plenty of attention in the environmental area, and hydrogen also fits into the environmental thrust,' says Bob Lovett, executive v.p./gases and equipment with Air Products ampersand Chemicals (AP). Through the 1990's, 'Industrial gases could grow even faster than in the past decade,' he says. Virtually a new generation of new gases applications should become reality by the mid-1990s, says John Campbell, of industry consultants J.R. Campbell ampersand Associates (Lexington, MA). Big new oxygen volumes will be required for powder coal injection in blast furnaces-boosting a steel mill's requirement as much as 40% and coal gasification/combined cycle (CGCC). Increased oil refinery hydroprocessing needs promise hydrogen requirements

  6. CLUB PETANQUE

    CERN Multimedia

    CLUB PETANQUE

    2010-01-01

      Jeudi 16 Septembre s’est déroulé le challenge RITA.20 joueurs se sont mesurés au cours de 3 parties, sous la commande de  notre juge arbitre Albert. Le toujours jeune Michel Vuillier s’est imposé devant David Jouve et André Domeniconi , départagés aux points, la première féminine est Sandy (fille de Rita). Merci à notre généreux Donateur Alain époux de Rita qui a très bien récompensé les gagnants. Coup de chapeau à Gégé pour le repas excellent qu’il nous a confectionné. La buvette est toujours aussi bien tenu par Maryse..Ce concours était le dernier de la saison puisque nous avons du annuler le challenge LECOSSEC. Place maintenant au championnat corporatif au boulodrome des Vernets.   * * * * * Samedi au boulodrome de l...

  7. The interactive potential of post-modern film narrative - Frequency, Order and Simultaneity

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Carlos Sena Caires

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available A considerable number of contemporary films are now using narrative models that allow several adaptations on digital and interactive operating systems. This trend is seen in films such as Memento by Christopher Nolan (2000, Irréversible by Gaspar Noé (2002 and Smoking / No Smoking by Alain Resnais (1993, concerning the chronological organization of their narrative parts – here it is a question of order. Or in films such as Elephant by Gus Van Sant (2003, Groundhog Day by Harold Ramis, 1993 and Rashômon by Akira Kurosawa (1950, for the diegetic repetition – a question of frequency. Or even, in films such as Magnolia by Paul Thomas Anderson (1999 and Short Cuts by Robert Altman, 1993 which use the idea of expansion or compression of the narrative – a question of simultaneity. To change the accessibility of the cinematographic experience and to constantly re-evaluate the way in which the narrative tool is used, is from now on considered the interactive potential of the contemporary film narrative.

  8. Science, Technology and Innovation through Entrepreneurship Education in the United Arab Emirates (UAE

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Irfan Hameed

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study is to investigate the ways of achieving Science, Technology and Innovation (STI in UAE. Previously, sustainability within an entrepreneurship context has been related to economic viability as opposed to sustainability in its broadest sense. Through a survey research method, we have highlighted the effects of three independent variables and two intervening variables on three important outcomes, innovation, need for achievement and motivation, which ultimately contributes towards STI. These data have been collected from the students of a well-known university in Al-Ain, UAE. The responses of 251 students have been utilized for analysis. For hypotheses testing, we used AMOS 18 (Structural Equation Modeling and SPSS 20. The study revealed that all of the predictors have a strong effect on the outcome variables, which leads to STI in UAE. There is a strong need to revise the curriculum of higher education institutions of UAE to develop self-confidence, locus of control and risk taking propensity among students. The study provides novel insight into entrepreneurship education and serves as an initial benchmark in the field.

  9. The Princess Elisabeth Station

    Science.gov (United States)

    Berte, Johan

    2012-01-01

    Aware of the increasing impact of human activities on the Earth system, Belgian Science Policy Office (Belspo) launched in 1997 a research programme in support of a sustainable development policy. This umbrella programme included the Belgian Scientific Programme on Antarctic Research. The International Polar Foundation, an organization led by the civil engineer and explorer Alain Hubert, was commissioned by the Belgian Federal government in 2004 to design, construct and operate a new Belgian Antarctic Research Station as an element under this umbrella programme. The station was to be designed as a central location for investigating the characteristic sequence of Antarctic geographical regions (polynia, coast, ice shelf, ice sheet, marginal mountain area and dry valleys, inland plateau) within a radius of 200 kilometers (approx.124 miles) of a selected site. The station was also to be designed as "state of the art" with respect to sustainable development, energy consumption, and waste disposal, with a minimum lifetime of 25 years. The goal of the project was to build a station and enable science. So first we needed some basic requirements, which I have listed here; plus we had to finance the station ourselves. Our most important requirement was that we decided to make it a zero emissions station. This was both a philosophical choice as we thought it more consistent with Antarctic Treaty obligations and it was also a logistical advantage. If you are using renewable energy sources, you do not have to bring in all the fuel.

  10. Druga rewolucja kwantowa: dziedzictwo Johna S. Bella

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Tadeusz Pabjan

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available The history of quantum mechanics is divided into two periods which are labeled as the first and the second quantum revolutions. During the first of these periods mathematical formalism of quantum theory was formulated and interpreted, during the second – new quantum technologies were developed. It turns out that conceptual revolution of the first period enabled technological revolution of the second. In this article it is argued, that Irish physicist, John S. Bell, played an important role in the process of triggering the second quantum revolution. His work on quantum entanglement of the EPR particles made possible elaborating some new methods and theoretical approaches clarifying the quantum description of single objects. These methods and approaches became the core of new scientific domains which are hybrids of quantum mechanics and some classical sciences. The quantum cryptography and the quantum computation are examples of such domains and in the paper special attention is paid to them. It is showed that theoretical analyses of John S. Bell provide a conceptual background for these disciplines and this is why it’s not improper to call this physicist – as Alain Aspect did – a prophet of the second quantum revolution.

  11. CLUB DE PETANQUE

    CERN Multimedia

    CLUB DE PETANQUE

    2010-01-01

    Jeudi 29 Juillet le challenge de notre ami Jean Chevallier a réuni pas moins de 15 doublettes qui se sont affrontées amicalement sur trois parties. Le tirage au sort a été effectué par notre juge arbitre Albert et âpres plus de trois heures de jeu notre ami “Dédé” surnommé “gamin” était déclaré vainqueur du tournoi, toujours aussi adroit notre jeune retraité. En deuxième position un nouveau Pierre Alain Thomet qui gagne ses trois rencontres, félicitations , à la troisième place un habitué (de la vaisselle) Claude Macari , que l’on ne présente plus. La première féminine est Françoise Vuillier, toujours bien placée. Un grand coup de chapeau à Jennifer (jeune étudiante en cuisine) qui nous a...

  12. Building 887: An Aladdin's Cave for Physicists

    CERN Multimedia

    2001-01-01

    Building 887 on the Prévessin site is home to numerous experiments bringing together physicists and engineers from around the world. Its diversity makes the huge building a replica of CERN in miniature. The Installation unit of the SL EA group in front of the support structure for the ATLAS muon chambers. From left to right, seated: Pierre Gimenez, Yves Bonnet, Yves Naveau, Alain Pinget, Christian Becquet, Camille Adenot; standing: Philippe Guillot, Thierry Reynes, Monserrat Zurita-Perez, Claude Ferrari et Denis Gacon. The big wheel to be used for the ATLAS muon chambers (see below) is much the most spectacular installation currently occupying Building 887. But it is far from being the only attraction. Push open the heavy doors of this immense hall and it is a bit like entering a physicists' Aladdin's cave. The building, 55 metres wide and 300 metres long, is a treasure trove of engineering and technology, a CERN in miniature, housing dozens of collaborations from all over the world. With its 150...

  13. High mass and spatial resolution mass spectrometry imaging of Nicolas Poussin painting cross section by cluster TOF-SIMS.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Noun, M; Van Elslande, E; Touboul, D; Glanville, H; Bucklow, S; Walter, P; Brunelle, A

    2016-12-01

    The painting Rebecca and Eliezer at the Well, which hangs in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK, is possibly one of the last figure painting executed by Nicolas Poussin at the very end of his life and is usually dated to the early 1660s. In this perspective special feature, Philippe Walter, Alain Brunelle and colleagues give new insights on the artist's working methods by a careful stateof-the-art imaging ToF-SIMS study of one sample taken on the edge of the painting. This approach allowed for the identification of the pigments used in the painting, their nature and components and those of the ground and preparatory layers, with the identification of the binder(s) and possible other additions of organic materials such as glue. This study paves the way to a wider use of ToF-SIMS for the analysis of ancient cultural heritage artefacts. Dr. Walter is the Director of the Molecular and Structural Archeology Laboratory (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France). Dr. Brunelle is Head of the Mass Spectrometry Laboratory at the Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles (CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette, France). Their long standing collaboration has led to several seminal publications on the analysis of ancient artefacts by mass spectrometry. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  14. Petanque Club

    CERN Multimedia

    Club de pétanque

    2011-01-01

    Notre deuxième concours de la saison "Challenge Claude CARTERET" a eu lieu le jeudi 30 juin 2011 avec un temps magnifique et une chaleur de saison. Vingt trois participants étaient présents. Après trois parties très serrées notre juge arbitre David JOUVE proclamait vainqueur le toujours aussi talentueux et sympathique : Claude MACARI. La 2ème place revenait à Cathia BAIGUE et son papa Alain PHILIPONA avec trois parties gagnées et le même goal-average. Félicitations donc à la famille. Gabrielle CERRUTI épouse du président fini donc 4ème et le titre de la première fémine lui est attribué. Belle performance aussi de Claude CARTERET qui prend la 5ème place et qui mettait son challenge en jeu pour la seizième année consécutive . Merci à tous l...

  15. FIDELITY TOWARDS FORMS: AN ONTOLOGICAL APPROACH – PART I

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    ANA BAZAC

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available The paper opposes to a common attitude towards forms – as being something non-important, superficial, “formal” – Plato and Aristotle’s philosophy, according to which things exist because of forms. From the inquiry of their logic that mixes the epistemological and the ontological standpoint, the analysis goes on to the problem of the understanding of forms as events: as mirrors of the manner we see the world/as mirrors of the way of thinking. I contrast the event to the situation – in Alain Badiou’s manner – and I show that there is a logic of continuity between Aristotle’s insistence on the concrete face of form (σύνoλoν and Badiou’s concept of fidelity: because this concept always relates to the concrete which deserves to be faithful towards. The value of things we support gives their “forms”. If so, fidelity towards forms is something more complete and suggestive than to follow essences: forms are as important as essences; this is obvious when the forms change but the essence do not; in fact, it is not a real change. The real change is when the form changes bringing also the change of the essence.

  16. The effectiveness of isometric exercises as compared to general exercises in the management of chronic non-specific neck pain.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Khan, Muhammad; Soomro, Rabail Rani; Ali, Syed Shahzad

    2014-09-01

    To evaluate the effectiveness of isometric exercises as compared to general exercises in chronic non-specific neck pain. For this randomised controlled trial total 68 patients (34 each group) with chronic non-specific neck pain were recruited from Alain Poly Clinic and Institute of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi between May, 2012 and August, 2012. Simple randomisation method was used to assign participants into isometric exercise group and general exercise groups. The isometric exercise group performed exercises for neck muscle groups with a rubber band and general exercises group performed active range of movement exercises for all neck movements. Patients in both groups received 3 supervised treatment sessions per week for 12 weeks. Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), North wick Park Neck Pain Questionnaire and goniometer were used to assess pain, disability and neck range of movements at baseline and after 12 weeks. Both interventions showed statistically significant improvements in pain, function and range of movement p = 0.001f or isometric exercise group, p = 0.04 for general exercises group and p = 0.001 for range of movement. However, mean improvements in post intervention VAS score and North wick Park Neck Pain Questionnaire score was better in isometric exercises group as compared to general exercise group. In conclusion, both interventions are effective in the treatment of chronic non-specific neck pain however; isometric exercises are clinically more effective than general exercises.

  17. The effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with general exercises versus general exercises alone in the management of chronic low back pain.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Khan, Muhammad; Akhter, Saeed; Soomro, Rabail Rani; Ali, Syed Shahzad

    2014-07-01

    To evaluate the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) along with General exercises and General exercises alone in chronic low back pain. Total 54 patients with chronic low back pain who fulfilled inclusion criteria were recruited from Physiotherapy, Department of Alain Poly Clinic Karachi and Institute of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Dow University of Health Sciences Karachi. Selected patients were equally divided and randomly assigned into two groups with simple randomisation method. The Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and General exercises group received Operant model of CBT and General Exercises whereas General exercises group received General exercises only. Both groups received a home exercise program as well. Patients in both groups received 3 treatment sessions per week for 12 consecutive weeks. Clinical assessment was performed using Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) and Ronald Morris Disability Questionnaire at baseline and after 12 weeks. Both study groups showed statistically significant improvements in both outcomes measures p=0.000. However, mean improvements in post intervention VAS score and Ronald Morris score was better in CBT and exercises group as compared to General exercise group. In conclusion, both interventions are effective in treating chronic low back pain however; CBT & General exercises are clinically more effective than General exercises alone.

  18. The regulation of greenhouse gas emissions in the field of transport

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    2009-03-01

    Since 1990, CO 2 emissions in the transport sector have increased by nearly 20%, mainly because of increased car traffic. Reducing them by 20% between now and 2020, in accordance with the draft law tabled by the Grenelle Environment Forum - and by much more between now and 2050 in the context of reducing European emissions by 75% - presupposes recourse to economic instruments such as the climate-energy contribution envisaged by the Forum. However, the methods of evaluation and implementation remain to be defined. The order of magnitude of such instruments could correspond to the value defined for the socio-economic calculations of public projects by a Centre d'Analyse Strategique mission that was set up at the request of the Prime Minister and chaired by Alain Quinet. It will thus be close to 30 euros per CO 2 ton today, rising to 100 euros in 2030 and between 150 and 350 euros in 2050. However, this value cannot be used as such in the economy - and particularly in the form of a tax - without precautions, both for social reasons and reasons of economic competitiveness. The purpose of this Strategic Newswatch is to contribute to the debate by envisaging, within a European framework, the different forms that the regulation of transport greenhouse gas emissions could take. (author)

  19. Controlling energy demand. What history?

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Beers, Marloes; Bonhomme, Noel; Bouvier, Yves; Pautard, Eric; Fevrier, Patrick; Lanthier, Pierre; Goyens, Valerie; Desama, Claude; Beltran, Alain

    2012-01-01

    this special dossier of the historical annals of electricity collection takes stock of the post 1970's history of energy demand control in industrialized countries: Abatement of energy dependence, the European Communities program of rational use of energy in the 1970's (Marloes Beers); The G7 and the energy cost: the limits of dialogue between industrialized countries - 1975-1985 (Noel Bonhomme); Saving more to consume more. The ambiguity of EDF's communication during the 'energy saving' era (Yves Bouvier); From rationing to energy saving certificates, 4 decades of electricity demand control in France and in the UK (eric Pautard); The French agency of environment and energy mastery (ADEME): between energy control and sustainable development (Patrick Fevrier); Hydro-Quebec and efficiency in household energy consumption, from 1990 to the present day (Pierre Lanthier); Control of energy consumption since the 1970's, the policy of rational use of energy in Walloon region - Belgium (Valerie Goyens); Electricity distribution in the new energy paradigm (Claude Desama); Conclusion (Alain Beltran)

  20. A sociological stance on fatigue and tiredness: Social inequalities, norms and representations.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Loriol, Marc

    2017-04-01

    Fatigue is complex, representing simultaneously a physiological, psychological and social phenomenon. The sociological approach attempts to understand the experience of fatigue and its characterization at diverse periods and in various social contexts. After giving a sociological history of different forms of fatigue through the ages (acedia, melancholy, neurasthenia, chronic fatigue syndrome, etc.), this article proposes a social epidemiology of fatigue in the current period. Objectification of working and living conditions allows us to illustrate social inequalities in fatigue and exhaustion, but seems to contradict dominant social representations of fatigue today. It invites a critical discussion of contemporary theories of fatigue (such those of Alain Ehrenberg or Byung-Chul Han), which consider that fatigue is a condition of modern man, overwhelmed by his freedom. More modestly, analysis of the fatigue presented here rests on the capacity to be able to find a good balance between too much investment in work or life (which is exhausting) and not enough investment (which leads to boredom and lack of self-fulfillment). This balance depends on fragile and specific social norms in different professional or social circles and cannot be defined a priori. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

  1. Podemos como un acontecimiento o no: lo que vemos desde Manchester

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Ian Parker

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se analiza a Podemos desde la noción de “acontecimiento” teorizada por Alain Badiou y sobre la base de dos cuestiones que se relacionan con Podemos como fenómeno anti-político. En primer lugar, en lo relativo a la relación entre discurso académico y acontecimientos políticos, llegando a la conclusión de que tanto Badiou como el grupo de la Complutense que rodea a Iglesias intervinieron con éxito sobre el mundo real, desde la Universidad, desde un marco académico. La segunda cuestión tiene que ver con el modo en que nos relacionamos con acontecimientos que aun no han ocurrido. Parker concluye que el futuro de Podemos está íntimamente ligado a lo que pueda ocurrir en Grecia tras la victoria de Syriza. En este artículo se describe el impacto positivo que ha tenido Podemos para el “Left Unity” en Manchester y se aboga por un compromiso con ambas formaciones más allá de lo puramente académico. Podemos y Syriza son posibles acontecimientos cuyo carácter está aún por determinar, y cuyas implicaciones traspasan incluso las fronteras de Europa.

  2. CLUB DE PÉTANQUE

    CERN Multimedia

    Club de Pétanque

    2011-01-01

    Le challenge Jean-Claude Frot reconduit d’année en année depuis 1997 a eu lieu  le jeudi 25 août. Vingt-six participants répartis en 13 doublettes se disputaient ce challenge en trois parties avec tirage à la mêlée. Belle performance des six premières équipes au classement qui finissent toutes avec trois parties gagnées mais départagées par la différence de points. Notre ami Albert, maître en la matière en tant que juge arbitre, proclamait vainqueur : Claude Macari indécrochable du trio de tête depuis le début de saison. Claude Jouve : 2e qui commence à mettre à profit sa retraite en ayant un entraînement plus intensif !!! Alain Philipona : 3e toujours présent est lui aussi sur le podium. Franca Bray : 5e et première féminine, sec...

  3. Rethinking Antiquarianism

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Tim Murray

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available This paper provides the opportunity to discuss the rationale for a new collaborative research project directed at creating a global history of antiquarianism. Conventional histories of archaeology, particularly those by Daniel (e.g. 1976 and to a certain extent Trigger (1987, 2006, stress that antiquarians were in essence amateurs and dilettantes, perfect figures of their age, exemplified by the brilliantly scatty John Aubrey, or by Walter Scott’s grotesque pastiche Jonathan Oldbuck. However, following ground-breaking work by Arnoldo Momigliano (see e.g. 1966, 1990, and later by Alain Schnapp (e.g. 1996 for some time it had become clear that this was an inaccurate rendering – one designed to stress the scientific credentials of the disciplines that grew out and away from antiquarianism: the modern cultural sciences of history, sociology, anthropology, art history, archaeology, and history of religion. For Schnapp, especially in his Discovery of the Past, the division between amateur and professional (a distinction also explored with profit by Phillipa Levine (1986 was not the cause of the triumph of archaeology (or any one of the other disciplines over antiquarianism, and it is ill informed to interpret antiquarianism as a wrong-turning on the pathway to archaeological enlightenment. In this view antiquarianism was, and perhaps still is a full-fledged and (more important continuing body of thought and practice.

  4. 'Bio-corrosion 2012' - From advanced techniques towards scientific perspectives

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Feron, Damien; Neumann, Eberhard

    2014-01-01

    The annual European corrosion congress EUROCORR 2012, September 9 to 13, 2012 in Istanbul (Turkey) had organized a larger session on 'microbial corrosion', with the aim at bringing the more technical aspects and the results of the various groups in the BIOCOR network, to the attention of the larger scientific community. The three days of the session had been co-organized by Turid Liegen, head of the Working Party of the European Federation of Corrosion on microbial corrosion (EFC WP 10) and Regine Basseguy, leader of the European program BIOCOR ITN; the session included 27 oral presentations and 10 posters. The session on industrial and technical approaches of bio-corrosion phenomena demonstrated impressively the results on improved scientific analysis, more detailed mechanisms as well as future perspectives. The great resonance of the session led the organizers to the idea of gathering the main contributions in a special issue of a multidisciplinary bioelectrochemical journal. Alain Bergel, Associate Editor of the interdisciplinary journal Bioelectrochemistry, proposed to document in this journal, the results and discussions on 'Technical Biocorrosion' thereby providing a document for strengthening the scientific basis of this economically so important field. The ambitious aim of this special issue includes drawing the attention of 'traditional biological electrochemistry' to the scientific and technical aspects of bio-corrosion in general. (authors)

  5. Vanguardas e esgotamento: as tensões do moderno em dois artistas

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Maria Salete Borba

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo propõe realizar uma leitura de dois artistas considerados modernos: o uruguaio Joaquín Torres-García e o português Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso. O ponto de partida desta reflexão é o verbete “Informe” de Georges Bataille, publicado no ano de 1929 no Dicionário crítico da revista Documents (1929-1931. Trazemos para a discussão a leitura realizada por Rosalind Krauss e Yve-Alain Bois, por ocasião da exposição L’informe. Mode d’emploi, em que o verbete batailleano é transformado em operação de caráter performativo. Partindo desses teóricos, pretende-se investigar os possíveis desdobramentos de alguns conceitos caros à modernidade, que circulam em torno do esgotamento das vanguardas e se elaboram em processo simultâneo aos próprios movimentos. Além dos trabalhos de Krauss e Bois, alguns textos críticos a respeito de outras obras de Bataille e também sobre a teoria da modernidade servem de referência, ao longo desse ensaio, para contrapor e apresentar as singularidades de duas produções artísticas.

  6. Spazio, movimento, prospettiva ed empatia: un prototipo di videogame didattico

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Pio Alfredo Di Tore

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Questo lavoro presenta la cornice teorica che sta alla base della progettazione di un videogame didattico pensato per valutare le abilità di perspective taking (capacità di adottare la prospettiva altrui e di mental rotation (rotazione mentale dei giocatori. Lo studio mira a rilevare come tali abilità siano coinvolte nella relazione empatica e a verificarne le implicazioni in campo educativo. Il lavoro adotta la definizione di empatia riconducibile ad Alain Berthoz ed alla teoria spaziale dell’empatia qui presentata con i relativi sistemi di riferimento spaziale. È inoltre fornita una rapida revisione della letteratura sulla rappresentazione dello spazio nel bambino e sulla rappresentazione dello spazio nel gioco (su base visiva. Infine, il lavoro descrive il prototipo di gioco – realizzato presso l’Università di Salerno – in cui il giocatore si trova alle prese con tre differenti compiti di cui due progettati per misurare le abilità di perspective taking mentre il terzo è calibrato sulle abilità di mental rotation.

  7. ALICE presents its first award to Industry

    CERN Multimedia

    On 19 June, a French company received the first ALICE award to industry. ST Technologies has provided ALICE with a key device for the design of a very sophisticated chip for the readout of the ALICE Time Projection Chamber. Behind from left to right (Derrière de gauche à droite): Bernardo Mota, member of the ALTRO design team, Jurgen Schukraft, ALICE Spokesperson, Luciano Musa, leader of the ALTRO Design Team and Coordinator of the ALICE TPC FEE, Roberto Camapagnolo, member of the ALICE TPC FEE team, Jean-Pierre Coffin, Deputy of the ALICE Collaboration Board Chairman, Hans de Groot ALICE Resource Coordinator, Laurent Degoujon, ST - Data Converter Design Manager, Claude Engster, member of the ALICE TPC FEE team, Alain Delpi, ST - Data Converter Business Unit Manager, Carmen Gonzalez, member of the ALICE TPC FEE team, Yiota Foka, ALICE Outreach Coordinator; Front: Fabio Formenti , EP-ED Group Leader, Juan Antonio Rubio, ETT Division Leader The ALICE experiment is setting new demands on readout electronics i...

  8. CMS: the first barrel ring completed!

    CERN Multimedia

    2000-01-01

    Seven years after design studies began, CERN and the German company DWE have erected the first of the five CMS yoke rings, a giant component weighing 1200 tonnes. The first ring of the CMS magnet yoke, a twelve-sided 15-metre-high colossus, has been erected in the new hall at Point 5 near Cessy. For the last few days it has stood unaided, no longer relying on the central structure required for its assembly. Its construction marks an important milestone in the CMS programme, the culmination of seven years of work at CERN and over two years of manufacturing at DWE. Awarded the contract by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zürich, the German manufacturer has produced and assembled the ring components in collaboration with a team from CERN. This feat of mechanical engineering was celebrated two weeks ago at a drink attended by the main protagonists, headed by Franz Kufner, divisional manager at DWE, Franz Leher, production engineer at DWE, Alain Hervé, CMS technical coordinator,...

  9. Staff Members with more than 25 years service at CERN in 2000

    CERN Multimedia

    2000-01-01

    Allegrini Roberto SL Arimatea Claudio SL Baudic Yves SPL Becquet Christian SL Bergamaschi Angelo ST Bourquin Pierre EST Brand Jean-Paul ST Bresciani Pietro EST Brocard Robert EP Cameron Willie EST Carminati Daniel PS Chasseloup De Laubat Jacques ST Chouvelon Alain TIS Cittolin Sergio EP Cochet Evelyne ST Coly Patrick LHC David Eric EP De Jonge Luit Koert SL Delattre André LHC Detraz Claude Charles EP Dreesen Peter PS Dydak Friedrich EP Favini Pierre EST Ferioli Gianfranco SL Fiebiger Heinz PS Fontbonne Andrée HR Fournel Jacques EST Fournier Gérard AS Fromm Daniel EP Gagliardi Fabrizio IT Gaidon Michèle ST Galbraith Peter LHC Gavaggio Richard LHC Genand Roger SL Gendre Francis PS Geoffroy Michel ST Geretschlager Ingrid ETT Grabit Robert EP Grill Manfred ST Heinze Wolfgang PS Hoh Roger PS Hudry Jean SL Jenny Bernard EST Koutchouk Jean-Pierre SL Laffin Michel SL Laurent Jean-Michel LHC Le Gras Marc PS Legrand Patrick LHC Lerho Jean-Marie ST Lewis Ray ETT Liptow Ulr...

  10. SLC summer 2010 university - The ocean in the climate-energy problem, urban policies. Proceedings; Universite d'ete 2010 SLC - L'Ocean dans la problematique Climat-Energie, politiques urbaines. Recueil des presentations

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    NONE

    2010-09-15

    This document brings together the available presentations given at the summer 2010 university of the SLC (save the climate) organization on the topics of the ocean in the climate-energy problem, and of the urban policies. Nine presentations (slides) are compiled in this document and deal with: 1 - Biofuels made from micro-algae: stakes and challenges (Olivier Bernard, Comore - INRIA /CNRS/UPMC); 2 - The energy of waves (Alain Clement, Ecole Centrale de Nantes); 3 - The sea, new source of renewable energies? (J.J. Herou, EDF CIH); 4 - Oceans acidification: the other CO{sub 2} problem (James Orr, Pierre Simon Laplace Institute - IPSL, Laboratory of climate and environmental Sciences - LSCE, CEA-CNRS-UVSQ); 5 - Oceans and carbon cycle (Laurent Bopp, IPSL/LSCE); 6 - Renewable marine energies (Yann-Herve De Roeck, France Energies Marines); 7 - Energy renovation of buildings (Jean-Claude Terrier, Mesac Europe); 8 - Modevur research project - Modeling of urban development, sketch of a development typology of chinese cities (Clement-Noel Douady); 9 - Urban areas in the fight against climate change: stakes, knowledge and controversies (Francois Menard, PUCA)

  11. Petanque Club

    CERN Multimedia

    Club de pétanque

    2015-01-01

    Pour la dix huitième année consécutive se disputait le challenge de notre jeune retraité Jean-Claude Frot. Vingt huit personnes réparties en quatorze doublettes participaient sous un temps et une température estivales. Nos amis du club de Mouxy près d'Aix Les Bains avait fait le déplacement. Après trois parties disputées le verdict de notre juge arbitre Alain Philipona tombait et deux ex aequo pour la 1ère place dont Claude Macari qui devait pour une fois partagée le podium avec David Jouve 3ème : Cathia Baigue toujours aussi adroite et motivée, et la 1ère féminine, Julye Jouve, fille de notre ami Christian. La famille Jouve était donc bien représentée. La soirée se terminait avec un bon repas préparé par Françoise et Michel Vuillier, membres du c...

  12. The Mysteries of the Quantum World

    CERN Multimedia

    2005-01-01

    As part of the World Year of Physics, the Physics Section of the University of Geneva is organising a series of lectures for the uninitiated. Each of the lectures will begin with a demonstration in the auditorium of the detection of cosmic rays and, in collaboration with Professor E. Ellberger of the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève, of how these signals from the farthest reaches of the Universe can be used to create 'cosmic music'. The sixth lecture, entitled 'Einstein's objections to the quantum computer', tackles a mysterious subject, one which Einstein had numerous doubts about. The lecture will be given by Professor Alain Aspect of the Orsay Institute for Optics. In 1935 Einstein discovered a mind-boggling property of quantum mechanics: entanglement, which conflicted with his realist and localised vision of the world. This led him into a heated debate with Niels Bohr. We now know that entangled 'twin photons', even when separated by distances of dozens of kilometres, have this extraordinary proper...

  13. Poderemos viver juntos? http://dx.doi.org/10.15601/1983-7631/rt.v3n5p183-188

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Adilson Schultz

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available O sociólogo Alain Touraine abre uma instigante pergunta ao tratar da constituição do sujeito na sociedade contemporânea: Poderemos viver juntos? O título do livro é uma pergunta retórica à qual só pode ser dada uma resposta condicionada: poderemos sim, desde que... Ou então: não há outra saída – temos que viver juntos.  Tomado nesses termos, a pergunta de Touraine denuncia uma crise geral do sujeito na sociedade contemporânea, para além da crise ambiental, moral, trabalhista, econômica, etc, ou que qualquer uma de “nossas crises prediletas”, como diz Ignacy Sachs. Sua perspectiva mais bem se enquadra numa crise geral civilizacional, transcendendo condições socioculturais específicas. A pergunta Poderemos viver juntos? é global, e a resposta só pode ser geral

  14. Poderemos viver juntos?

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Adilson Schultz

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available O sociólogo Alain Touraine abre uma instigante pergunta ao tratar da constituição do sujeito na sociedade contemporânea: Poderemos viver juntos? O título do livro é uma pergunta retórica à qual só pode ser dada uma resposta condicionada: poderemos sim, desde que... Ou então: não há outra saída – temos que viver juntos.  Tomado nesses termos, a pergunta de Touraine denuncia uma crise geral do sujeito na sociedade contemporânea, para além da crise ambiental, moral, trabalhista, econômica, etc, ou que qualquer uma de “nossas crises prediletas”, como diz Ignacy Sachs. Sua perspectiva mais bem se enquadra numa crise geral civilizacional, transcendendo condições socioculturais específicas. A pergunta Poderemos viver juntos? é global, e a resposta só pode ser geral

  15. Geneva Marathon

    CERN Document Server

    CERN Running and Fitness Clubs

    2010-01-01

    Congratulations to all the CERN participants in the Geneva marathon and half-marathon who ran on Sunday 9 May. CERN performed exceptionally well in the inter-enterprise category, collecting the 1st and 2nd places in the Marathon competition, and 2nd place in the half-marathon competition.   Some of the CERN Running Club participants after the Geneva Marathon 2010. From left to right: Junginger Tobias (marathon), Dore Graham (half-marathon), Cauphy Alain (marathon), Ruiz Camille (half-marathon), Ziogas Nicolas (marathon), Fluckiger Martin (marathon). More than 24 runners from CERN participated in either the Marathon or the half-Marathon. A successful but not easy day in Geneva, as reported by Nick Ziogas: “37 to 40 was very tough for me. My goal was to improve from last year and I improved by 3 minutes 10 seconds which is fantastic really. So I am delighted!”. Participants in the leading CERN teams in each category are listed below. MARATHON 1. CERN ...

  16. Excellent results for CERN runners

    CERN Multimedia

    Hervé Cornet, CERN Running club

    2015-01-01

    As in previous years, thirty or so runners from CERN took part in the Tour du Canton de Genève (more information here, in French only).   The men’s team that won the corporate challenge prize in the Tour du Canton de Genève: (standing, left to right) Patrick Villeton, Phil Hebda, Mika Vesterinen, Steffen Doebert; (sitting, left to right) Guillaume Michet and Camille Ruiz-Llamas. The Laboratory was represented in the corporate challenge by five teams, one of which came first in the men’s category. CERN’s other teams also put in good performances, with one finishing fourth in the men's category and another seventh in the mixed category. Runners from CERN did well in the individual classifications too. All the results can be found here. The Maxi Race team: (left to right) Sebastien Ponce, Alain Cauphy, Klaus Hanke and Christophe Biot. Elsewhere, four CERN runners competed in the finals of the Annecy Maxi Race (site in French only...

  17. O Cine Debate promovendo encontros do cinema com a escola

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Andreza Berti

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Partindo da hipótese-cinema, de Alain Bergala (2008, reconhecemos o cinema como alteridade, pois a experiência com o cinema permite ser o outro, viver em outro território, flanar por diferentes espaços e tempos. Nesse processo, o cinema pode entrar na escola como potência criadora: promover o encontro dos(as alunos(as com diferentes experiências estéticas; provocar a dúvida, o questionamento, colocando em xeque o lugar-comum, os padrões socioculturais, as identidades fixas. A experiência com Cine Debate em escolas públicas de Ensino Médio, nos municípios do Rio de Janeiro e Niterói, permitiu problematizar a produção cinematográfica, favorecer a aproximação do cinema com a escola, contribuir para a ampliação do número de filmes brasileiros assistidos, questionar o que consideramos "olhar". Por meio de uma pesquisa qualitativa, percebemos o desejo dos estudantes em aprofundar os temas discutidos, conhecemos seus gêneros cinematográficos preferidos e a frequência com que assistem a filmes. Esse resultado indica a continuidade da experiência com o Cine Debate.

  18. Linhart, Badiou y Rancière, a propósito de las fábricas y la política

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Adrián Celentano

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza las reflexiones de intelectuales franceses sobre la relación entre la política y las fábricas. Robert Linhart, Alain Badiou, y Jacques Rancière fueron discípulos de Louis Althusser con quien rompieron a propósito del Mayo francés de 1968 y de la emergencia del maoísmo. Revisamos sus trayectos intelectuales y políticos desde aquella coyuntura, cómo evalúan las proletarizaciones estudiantiles en relación a las organizaciones sindicales, los métodos de lucha y la formación de los grupos de la nueva izquierda setentista. Analizamos cómo aquella reflexión sobre la unidad obrero estudiantil se va transformando respecto de la crisis del movimiento comunista, de los estados socialistas y cómo se desarrollan los argumentos referidos a la teoría y la historia de los trabajadores. Por último presentamos las argumentaciones contemporáneas de Badiou y Rancière referidas a la crisis del pensamiento político contemporáneo, al papel adjudicado a los trabajadores en ella y a la reformulación de la emancipación humana.

  19. Die postpolitische Stadt

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Erik Swyngedouw

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Die Polis ist tot, es lebe die kreative Stadt! Während die Stadt, zumindest in Teilen des städtischen Raums, blüht und gedeiht, scheint die Polis im idealisierten griechischen Sinn dem Untergang geweiht; in diesem Verständnis ist sie der Ort der öffentlichen politischen Auseinandersetzung und demokratischen Unterhandlung und somit eine Stätte (oft radikaler Abweichung und Unstimmigkeit, an der die politische Subjektivierung buchstäblich ihren Platz hat. Diese Figur einer entpolitisierten (oder postpolitischen und postdemokratischen Stadt im Spätkapitalismus bildet das Leitmotiv des vorliegenden Beitrags. Ich lehne mich dabei an Jacques Rancière, Slavoj Žižek, Chantal Mouffe, Mustafa Dikeç, Alain Badiou und andere Kritiker jenes zynischen Radikalismus an, der dafür gesorgt hat, dass eine kritische Theorie und eine radikale politische Praxis ohnmächtig und unfruchtbar vor jenen entpolitisierenden Gesten stehen, die in der polizeilichen Ordnung des zeitgenössischen neoliberalen Spätkapitalismus als Stadtentwicklungspolitik [urban policy] und städtische Politik [urban politics] gelten. Ziel meiner Intervention ist es, das Politische wieder in den Mittelpunkt der zeitgenössischen Debatten über das Urbane zu stellen. [...

  20. From the Ultimate God to the Virtual God: Post-Ontotheological Perspectives on the Divine in Heidegger, Badiou, and Meillassoux

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Jussi Backman

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available The Heideggerian account of the ontotheological constitution of Western metaphysics has been extremely influential for contemporary philosophy of religion and for philosophical perspectives on theology and the divine. This paper introduces and contrasts two central strategies for approaching the question of the divine in a non- or post-ontotheological manner. The first and more established approach is that of post-Heideggerian hermeneutics and deconstruction, inspired by Heidegger’s suggestion of a “theology without the word ‘being’” and by his later notions of an “ultimate god” and of “divinities” as one of the four axes of the fourfold (Geviert. Here, the divine is no longer articulated in terms of the supreme or absolute being, but as one of the interdependent dimensions of finite and contextual meaningful presence. The more recent approach introduced by Alain Badiou and Quentin Meillassoux dissociates itself from the Heideggerian hermeneutics of finitude and adopts mathematics as its basic ontological model. Rather than focusing on meaning and sense, Badiou and Meillassoux replace ontotheological metaphysics with materialist frameworks. With regard to the divine, this approach leads either to a contemporary version of atheism (Badiou or to the reintroduction of a divine entity, but now a merely possible and contingent one (Meillassoux.

  1. Petanque club

    CERN Multimedia

    Petanque club

    2016-01-01

    C'est sous un soleil et une chaleur estivale que se déroulait pour la dix neuvième année consécutive le challenge de notre ami "Jean-Claude FROT". Trente six concurrents étaient présents dont parmi eux la présence de nos amis des clubs de Mouxy et Crissier. Après trois parties à la mêlée, Claude Jouve notre juge arbitre devait déclarer les vainqueurs qui avaient tous gagnés trois parties et qui étaient donc départagés par le goal-average. 1er : Alain Philipona, un gaucher toujours aussi adroit. 2e : Christine Aler qui est toujours très régulière et appliquée et qui est donc aussi la première féminine. 3e : Romain, nouveau venu et novice à la pétanque mais très attentionné. 4e : Claude Macari, pour une...

  2. Autoridade docente: repensar um conceito

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Thiago Miranda dos Santos Moreira

    Full Text Available Resumo Vivemos uma crise de autoridade no mundo moderno e seu impacto no âmbito educacional tem sido objeto de análises e críticas sob diferentes perspectivas. De acordo com Hannah Arendt, esse não é um fenômeno gerado na esfera da educação, não obstante, seu impacto nesse âmbito apareça aos olhos da autora como o sintoma mais evidente da profundidade e seriedade desta crise. Este trabalho tem por objetivo analisar o conceito de autoridade na obra de Hannah Arendt, propondo uma abordagem que busca romper com as perspectivas que veem a autoridade como um epifenômeno do poder. Desse modo, busca-se lançar um olhar sobre a autoridade como um elemento consubstancial à educação e não como um mero instrumento de poder, submissão e sujeição de indivíduos. Assim, num primeiro momento, será apresentada a perspectiva de Alain Renaut, filósofo francês que, em sua abordagem da autoridade, dialoga direta e criticamente com Arendt. Em seguida, será apresentada a origem do conceito sob a perspectiva de Hannah Arendt, bem como sua relação com a educação.

  3. Energy and Economic Performance of Plant-Shaded Building Façade in Hot Arid Climate

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Mahmoud Haggag

    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available The use of vegetated walls and intensive plantation around buildings has increased in popularity in hot and arid climates, such as those in the United Arab Emirates (UAE. This is due to its contribution towards reducing the heat gain and increasing the occupants’ comfort levels in spaces. This paper examines the introduction of plant-shaded walls as passive technique to reduce heat gain in indoor spaces as a strategy to lower cooling demand in hot arid climate of Al-Ain city. Experimental work was carried out to analyze the impact of using plantation for solar control of residential building façades in extreme summer. External and internal wall surface and ambient temperatures were measured for plant-shaded and bare walls. The study concluded that shading effect of the intensive plantation can reduce peak time indoor air temperature by 12 °C and reduce the internal heat gain by 2 kWh daily in the tested space. The economic analysis reveals a payback period of 10 years considering local energy tariff excluding environmental savings.

  4. Accommodating the Mess: The Politics of Appropriation in It for Others (2013

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Blair Paula

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available In response to Chris Marker and Alain Resnais’s collaborative meditation on art and colonialism in Statues Also Die (1953, Duncan Campbell’s video installation It for Others (2013 takes a complex approach to presenting a Marxist criticism of the commoditization of art and culture. This article considers the intermedial and intertextual properties of It for Others as an example of convergence culture that transcends postmodern quotation and pastiche. While the film is apparently a bricolage of visual artefacts, it is in fact an intricately woven audiovisual essay concerned with the appropriation of not only colonized objects as its narration makes clear, but also of still images, moving images, written texts, sound samples, and the labour that produced them. The article examines how the film troubles notions of documentary realism and truth through its acts of appropriation that reflexively criticize the commercial appropriation and commoditization of artworks and histories. It also reflects on the film’s Marxist approach to related issues around authorship, ownership and access to artworks, particularly in the light of the film’s acknowledgement in prize culture.

  5. Targeting the androgen receptor in triple-negative breast cancer: current perspectives

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Mina A

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available Alain Mina,1 Rachel Yoder,2 Priyanka Sharma1 1Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Westwood, 2University of Kansas Cancer Center, Kansas City, KS, USA Abstract: Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC is an aggressive subtype associated with frequent recurrence and metastasis. Unlike hormone receptor-positive subtypes, treatment of TNBC is currently limited by the lack of clinically available targeted therapies. Androgen signaling is necessary for normal breast development, and its dysregulation has been implicated in breast tumorigenesis. In recent years, gene expression studies have identified a subset of TNBC that is enriched for androgen receptor (AR signaling. Interference with androgen signaling in TNBC is promising, and AR-inhibiting drugs have shown antitumorigenic activity in preclinical and proof of concept clinical studies. Recent advances in our understanding of androgenic signaling in TNBC, along with the identification of interacting pathways, are allowing development of the next generation of clinical trials with AR inhibitors. As novel AR-targeting agents are developed and evaluated in clinical trials, it is equally important to establish a robust set of biomarkers for identification of TNBC tumors that are most likely to respond to AR inhibition. Keywords: triple-negative breast cancer, androgen signaling, targeted therapy, biomarkers, prognosis 

  6. What Progress on the Idea of a Carbon Price-Signal?

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Grandjean, Alain; Martini, Mireille

    2017-01-01

    In December 2015, the world's leading countries signed an agreement in Paris that committed them to action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, so as to limit the scale of current global warming. If this is to be done, action is required to improve energy efficiency, but also to genuinely 'de-carbonize' production systems. Now, as Alain Grandjean and Mireille Martini emphasize here, the transition to a de-carbonized economy has very little chance of coming about as long as there are no costs attached to emitting greenhouse gases. Hence the importance of establishing a carbon 'price-signal' that encourages countries to redesign their economic model. After rehearsing the various conceivable arrangements for taxing carbon and the way its price might be set, Grandjean and Martini look more specifically at France, Europe and the European emissions-trading market. They show how that market is still imperfect in its operation and stress the need for complementary provisions. Lastly, they examine the question of a carbon price signal at the international level, where such a scheme must necessarily be designed on a differential basis. (authors)

  7. Development of society and human rights and freedom

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Vilić Dragana

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper examines the direct connection between the development of human society and progress in the realization of and respect for human rights and freedoms, as well as a number of problems that stand in the way for their full realization. The Company to its characteristics should allow the free development of man to protect his rights, freedom and autonomy. On the other hand, an individual has an active role in building a society whose form is: economic development, permanent democratization of social relations, development and dissemination of human rights and freedoms, the existence of the rule of law and so on. Degree of respect for human rights and freedoms measured level of development achieved and the characteristics of democracy in a society. The main causes of their violations and neglect, as well as the social climate and miles of contributing to this are: domination of one ideology, cultural closeness, economic underdevelopment and the like. As an example, of vulnerable groups in the realization of human rights can be given: the poor, women, children, immigrants, same-sex oriented persons, etc. The paper presents the view Alain Touraine in the development of human society and, related to it, the development of human rights, who was going in the direction of the transformation of rights from abstract to concrete rights, with particular emphasis on cultural rights.

  8. Petanque club

    CERN Multimedia

    Petanque club

    2016-01-01

    Pour la cinquième année consécutive, la rencontre amicale MOUXY -CERN se disputait et voyait une nouvelle fois l'équipe du CERN composée de Alain Philipona et sa fille Cathia contre l'équipe de Mouxy composée de Bruno Nogare (frère du président) et Gabrielle Cerruti, secrétaire du club et qui avait donc changé de casquette !!! Une partie très disputée qui se termine sur le score de 13 à 12. Notre club du CERN reste toujours invaincu depuis cinq ans. Les Moussards vont s'entraîner pour essayer de nous battre l'an prochain sur nos terrains. Malgré un peu de déception et d'amertume du Président Gino Nogare, cette journée se terminait par le pot de l'amitié.

  9. Petanque club

    CERN Multimedia

    Petanque club

    2014-01-01

    Pour la  dix-septième année consécutive se déroulait le challenge de notre ami Jean-Claude Frot. Vingt-trois pétanqueurs étaient présents sous la houlette de notre juge arbitre Claude Jouve. Après trois parties parfois très disputées les trois premiers devaient être départagés par le goal avé-rage. L'habitué des podiums et il faut le dire aussi champion suisse en triplette 2014 en la personne de Claude Macari fini premier. Le président Claude Cerruti qui n'avait pas fait d'aussi bons résultats depuis quelques années  prend la 2ème place. Cathia Baigue (fille d'Alain Philipona) prend la 3ème place et cumule aussi en étant première féminine. Roland Dunand coiffé sur le poteau fini 4ème et ...

  10. Introduction aux lasers et à l'optique quantique

    CERN Document Server

    Grynberg, Gilbert; Fabre, Claude

    1997-01-01

    La plupart des ouvrages qui paraissent sur les lasers se divisent en deux catégories : d'une part, ceux qui traitent en détail de la description quantique des interactions matière-rayonnement ; d'autre part, ceux qui insistent sur telle ou telle caractéristique des sources laser et sur les problèmes nouveaux qu'elles permettent d'aborder, comme l'optique non-linéaire, la fusion inertielle ou le transfert d'information. Gilbert Grynberg, Alain Aspect et Claude Fabre ont fait le pari qu'il était possible de combiner ces deux points de vue dans un même ouvrage et de présenter à leurs lecteurs, à la fois les concepts quantiques de base qui permettent de comprendre l'absorption et l'émission de lumière par les atomes, et les principes de fonctionnement des lasers, leurs caractéristiques essentielles et quelques exemples importants d'applications concrètes. Ils ont, je crois, magnifiquement tenu leur pari.

  11. Terrestrial snakebites in the South East of the Arabian Peninsula: patient characteristics, clinical presentations, and management.

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Juma M Alkaabi

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: To describe the characteristics, clinical presentations, management and complications of snakebites in the border region between Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates (UAE and Buraimi, Sultanate of Oman. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We carried out a retrospective review of medical records to study snakebite cases over four-year duration at three tertiary hospitals. Overall, 64 snakebite cases were studied with median hospitalization of 2 (interquartile range [IQR] 1-4 days. The majority of cases were male (87.5%, and most (61% of the incidents occurred during summer months. The bite sites were predominantly (95% to the feet and hands. Main clinical features included pain, local swelling, and coagulopathy, blistering and skin peeling. Overall, there were no deaths, but few major complications occurred; extensive skin peeling (n = 5, 8%, multi-organ failure (n = 1, 1.5%, and compartment syndrome (n = 1, 1.5%. Polyvalent anti snake venom (ASV, analgesia, tetanus toxoid, intravenous fluids, and antibiotics such as ampicillin, cloxacillin, and cephalosporins were commonly instituted as part of treatment protocols in the three hospitals. CONCLUSION: The overwhelming majority of bites occurred during summer months, and envenomations were more common in, relatively, young male farmers, but with no serious clinical complications. Prevention and treatment strategies should include increasing public awareness, developing management guidelines, and manufacturing specific ASV for a wide spectrum of the local venomous snakes.

  12. Pragmatic turn in biology: From biological molecules to genetic content operators.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Witzany, Guenther

    2014-08-26

    Erwin Schrödinger's question "What is life?" received the answer for decades of "physics + chemistry". The concepts of Alain Turing and John von Neumann introduced a third term: "information". This led to the understanding of nucleic acid sequences as a natural code. Manfred Eigen adapted the concept of Hammings "sequence space". Similar to Hilbert space, in which every ontological entity could be defined by an unequivocal point in a mathematical axiomatic system, in the abstract "sequence space" concept each point represents a unique syntactic structure and the value of their separation represents their dissimilarity. In this concept molecular features of the genetic code evolve by means of self-organisation of matter. Biological selection determines the fittest types among varieties of replication errors of quasi-species. The quasi-species concept dominated evolution theory for many decades. In contrast to this, recent empirical data on the evolution of DNA and its forerunners, the RNA-world and viruses indicate cooperative agent-based interactions. Group behaviour of quasi-species consortia constitute de novo and arrange available genetic content for adaptational purposes within real-life contexts that determine epigenetic markings. This review focuses on some fundamental changes in biology, discarding its traditional status as a subdiscipline of physics and chemistry.

  13. Poveste din poveste sau despre cercurile narative ale vieţii şi ale morţii din „Cartea şoaptelor” de Varujan Vosganian

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Emilia Ivancu

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The present article considers the symbolical values of the circle in the novel Cartea șoaptelor (The Book of Whispers by Varujan Vosganian from a hermeneutical point of view (Gilbert Durand, Jean Chevalier and Alain Gheerbrant. Moreover, from a spatial perspective, the circles of death are regarded as a double spiral, negative and positive, and the passage of characters such as Yusuf through this double spiral is the equivalent of a symbolical death and a resurrection in a new form. Moreover, taking over Paul Ricoeur’s idea (Memory, History, Forgetting of a text being considered a sepulchre for the absents of history (Michel de Certeau, the text of The Book of Whispers is regarded and analysed as a text of the voice of those who have disappeared and died without their story being known. The roundness of character and ultimately that of transcending sufferance that the novel incorporates is rendered exactly by these circle-stories and by their polyphony.

  14. Comparison between visual and computerized cardiotocography in low risk pregnancy

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Mirghani, Hisham M.; Khair, Howaida

    2005-01-01

    To compare between visual and computerized cardiotocography (cCTG) in low-risk pregnant women in predicting pregnancy outcome. One hundred and fifty-three consecutive computerized fetal heart tracings were recorded from non-laboring pregnant women at >/- 30 weeks gestation. All traces were reviewed by 2 experienced obstetricians. The study was carried out at Al-Ain Medical District, United Arab Emirates, between August 2004 and December 2004. Of the 153 pregnant women, 11 (7.2%) were delivered by cesarean section. The interobserver agreement was 0.60. The observers cCTG agreement were 0.48 and 0.45. The difference in cesarean section rate was not statistically significant. Observers interpretation and cCTG did not correlate well with Apgar score at 5 minutes and admission to special care baby unit. Computerized CTG has little advantage over conventional CTG in the prediction of Apgar score and need for neonatal intensive care unit admission in a low-risk population. (author)

  15. Noise Reduction and Gap Filling of fAPAR Time Series Using an Adapted Local Regression Filter

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Álvaro Moreno

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Time series of remotely sensed data are an important source of information for understanding land cover dynamics. In particular, the fraction of absorbed photosynthetic active radiation (fAPAR is a key variable in the assessment of vegetation primary production over time. However, the fAPAR series derived from polar orbit satellites are not continuous and consistent in space and time. Filtering methods are thus required to fill in gaps and produce high-quality time series. This study proposes an adapted (iteratively reweighted local regression filter (LOESS and performs a benchmarking intercomparison with four popular and generally applicable smoothing methods: Double Logistic (DLOG, smoothing spline (SSP, Interpolation for Data Reconstruction (IDR and adaptive Savitzky-Golay (ASG. This paper evaluates the main advantages and drawbacks of the considered techniques. The results have shown that ASG and the adapted LOESS perform better in recovering fAPAR time series over multiple controlled noisy scenarios. Both methods can robustly reconstruct the fAPAR trajectories, reducing the noise up to 80% in the worst simulation scenario, which might be attributed to the quality control (QC MODIS information incorporated into these filtering algorithms, their flexibility and adaptation to the upper envelope. The adapted LOESS is particularly resistant to outliers. This method clearly outperforms the other considered methods to deal with the high presence of gaps and noise in satellite data records. The low RMSE and biases obtained with the LOESS method (|rMBE| < 8%; rRMSE < 20% reveals an optimal reconstruction even in most extreme situations with long seasonal gaps. An example of application of the LOESS method to fill in invalid values in real MODIS images presenting persistent cloud and snow coverage is also shown. The LOESS approach is recommended in most remote sensing applications, such as gap-filling, cloud-replacement, and observing temporal

  16. Chemometric quality inspection control of pyrantel pamoate, febantel and praziquantel in veterinary tablets by mid infrared spectroscopy.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Piantavini, Mário S; Pontes, Flávia L D; Uber, Caroline P; Stremel, Dile P; Sena, Marcelo M; Pontarolo, Roberto

    2014-05-05

    This paper describes the development and validation of a new multivariate calibration method based on diffuse reflectance mid infrared spectroscopy for direct and simultaneous determination of three veterinary pharmaceutical drugs, pyrantel pamoate, praziquantel and febantel, in commercial tablets. The best synergy interval partial least squares (siPLS) model was obtained by selecting three spectral regions, 3715-3150, 2865-2583, and 2298-1733 cm(-1), preprocessed by first derivative and Savitzky-Golay smoothing followed by mean centering. This model was built with five latent variables and provided root mean square errors of prediction (RMSEP) equal or lower than 0.69 mg per 100 mg of powder for the three analytes. The method was validated according the appropriate regulations through the estimate of figures of merit, such as trueness, precision, linearity, analytical sensitivity, bias and residual prediction deviation (RPD). Then, it was applied to three different veterinary pharmaceutical formulations found in the Brazilian market, in a situation of multi-product calibration, since the excipient composition of these commercial products, which was not known a priori, was modeled by an experimental design that scanned the likely content range of the possible constituents. The results were verified with high performance liquid chromatography with diode array detection (HPLC-DAD) and high performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS) and were in agreement with the predicted values at 95% confidence level. The developed method presented the advantages of being simple, rapid, solvent free, and about ten times faster than the HPLC ones. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  17. [Research on Identification and Determination of Pesticides in Apples Using Raman Spectroscopy].

    Science.gov (United States)

    Zhai, Chen; Peng, Yan-kun; Li, Yong-yu; Dhakal, Sagar; Xu, Tian-feng; Guo, Lang-hua

    2015-08-01

    Raman spectroscopy combined with chemometric methods has been thought to an efficient method for identification and determination of pesticide residues in fruits and vegetables. In the present research, a rapid and nondestructive method was proposed and testified based on self-developed Raman system for the identification and determination of deltamethrin and acetamiprid remaining in apple. The peaks of Raman spectra at 574 and 843 cm(-1) can be used to identify deltamethrin and acetamiprid, respectively, the characteristic peaks of deltamethrin and acetamiprid were still visible when the concentrations of the two pesticides were 0.78 and 0.15 mg · kg(-1) in apples samples, respectively. Calibration models of pesticide content were developed by partial least square (PLS) algorithm with different spectra pretreatment methods (Savitzky-Golay smoothing, first derivative transformation, second derivative transformation, baseline calibration, standard normal variable transformation). The baseline calibration methods by 8th order polynomial fitting gave the best results. For deltamethrin, the obtained prediction coefficient (Rp) value from PLS model for the results of prediction and gas chromatography measurement was 0.94; and the root mean square error of prediction (RMSEP) was 0.55 mg · kg(-1). The values of Rp and RMSEP were respective 0.85 and 0.12 mg · kg(-1) for acetamiprid. According to the detect performance, applying Raman technology in the nondestructive determination of pesticide residuals in apples is feasible. In consideration of that it needs no pretreatment before spectra collection and causes no damage to sample, this technology can be used in detection department, fruit and vegetable processing enterprises, supermarket, and vegetable market. The result of this research is promising for development of industrially feasible technology for rapid, nondestructive and real time detection of different types of pesticide with its concentration in apples. This

  18. Mapping Crop Cycles in China Using MODIS-EVI Time Series

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Le Li

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available As the Earth’s population continues to grow and demand for food increases, the need for improved and timely information related to the properties and dynamics of global agricultural systems is becoming increasingly important. Global land cover maps derived from satellite data provide indispensable information regarding the geographic distribution and areal extent of global croplands. However, land use information, such as cropping intensity (defined here as the number of cropping cycles per year, is not routinely available over large areas because mapping this information from remote sensing is challenging. In this study, we present a simple but efficient algorithm for automated mapping of cropping intensity based on data from NASA’s (NASA: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration MODerate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS. The proposed algorithm first applies an adaptive Savitzky-Golay filter to smooth Enhanced Vegetation Index (EVI time series derived from MODIS surface reflectance data. It then uses an iterative moving-window methodology to identify cropping cycles from the smoothed EVI time series. Comparison of results from our algorithm with national survey data at both the provincial and prefectural level in China show that the algorithm provides estimates of gross sown area that agree well with inventory data. Accuracy assessment comparing visually interpreted time series with algorithm results for a random sample of agricultural areas in China indicates an overall accuracy of 91.0% for three classes defined based on the number of cycles observed in EVI time series. The algorithm therefore appears to provide a straightforward and efficient method for mapping cropping intensity from MODIS time series data.

  19. Conformal field theories, representations and lattice constructions

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Dolan, L.; Montague, P.

    1996-01-01

    An account is given of the structure and representations of chiral bosonic meromorphic conformal field theories (CFT's), and, in particular, the conditions under which such a CFT may be extended by a representation to form a new theory. This general approach is illustrated by considering the untwisted and Z 2 -twisted theories, H(Λ) and H(Λ) respectively, which may be constructed from a suitable even Euclidean lattice Λ. Similarly, one may construct lattices Λ C and Lambda C by analogous constructions from a doubly-even binary code C. In the case when C is self-dual, the corresponding lattices are also. Similarly, H(Λ) and H(Λ) are self-dual if and only if Λ is. We show that H(Λ C ) has a natural triality structure, which induces an isomorphism H(Λ C )≡H(Λ C ) and also a triality structure on H(Λ C ). For C the Golay code, Λ C is the Leech lattice, and the triality on H(Λ C ) is the symmetry which extends the natural action of (an extension of) Conway's group on this theory to the Monster, so setting triality and Frenkel, Lepowsky and Meurman's construction of the natural Monster module in a more general context. The results also serve to shed some light on the classification of self-dual CFT's. We find that of the 48 theories H(Λ) and H(Λ) with central charge 24 that there are 39 distinct ones, and further that all 9 coincidences are accounted for by the isomorphism detailed above, induced by the existence of a doubly-even self-dual binary code. (orig.). With 8 figs., 2 tabs

  20. Rapid detection of chlorpyrifos pesticide residue concentration in agro-product using Raman spectroscopy

    Science.gov (United States)

    Dhakal, Sagar; Peng, Yankun; Li, Yongyu; Chao, Kuanglin; Qin, Jianwei; Zhang, Leilei; Xu, Tianfeng

    2014-05-01

    Different chemicals are sprayed in fruits and vegetables before and after harvest for better yield and longer shelf-life of crops. Cases of pesticide poisoning to human health are regularly reported due to excessive application of such chemicals for greater economic benefit. Different analytical technologies exist to detect trace amount of pesticides in fruits and vegetables, but are expensive, sample destructive, and require longer processing time. This study explores the application of Raman spectroscopy for rapid and non-destructive detection of pesticide residue in agricultural products. Raman spectroscopy with laser module of 785 nm was used to collect Raman spectral information from the surface of Gala apples contaminated with different concentrations of commercially available organophosphorous (48% chlorpyrifos) pesticide. Apples within 15 days of harvest from same orchard were used in this study. The Raman spectral signal was processed by Savitzky-Golay (SG) filter for noise removal, Multiplicative Scatter Correction (MSC) for drift removal and finally polynomial fitting was used to eliminate the fluorescence background. The Raman spectral peak at 677 cm-1 was recognized as Raman fingerprint of chlorpyrifos. Presence of Raman peak at 677 cm-1 after fluorescence background removal was used to develop classification model (presence and absence of pesticide). The peak intensity was correlated with actual pesticide concentration obtained using Gas Chromatography and MLR prediction model was developed with correlation coefficient of calibration and validation of 0.86 and 0.81 respectively. Result shows that Raman spectroscopy is a promising tool for rapid, real-time and non-destructive detection of pesticide residue in agro-products.

  1. [Rapid determination of COD in aquaculture water based on LS-SVM with ultraviolet/visible spectroscopy].

    Science.gov (United States)

    Liu, Xue-Mei; Zhang, Hai-Liang

    2014-10-01

    Ultraviolet/visible (UV/Vis) spectroscopy was studied for the rapid determination of chemical oxygen demand (COD), which was an indicator to measure the concentration of organic matter in aquaculture water. In order to reduce the influence of the absolute noises of the spectra, the extracted 135 absorbance spectra were preprocessed by Savitzky-Golay smoothing (SG), EMD, and wavelet transform (WT) methods. The preprocessed spectra were then used to select latent variables (LVs) by partial least squares (PLS) methods. Partial least squares (PLS) was used to build models with the full spectra, and back- propagation neural network (BPNN) and least square support vector machine (LS-SVM) were applied to build models with the selected LVs. The overall results showed that BPNN and LS-SVM models performed better than PLS models, and the LS-SVM models with LVs based on WT preprocessed spectra obtained the best results with the determination coefficient (r2) and RMSE being 0. 83 and 14. 78 mg · L(-1) for calibration set, and 0.82 and 14.82 mg · L(-1) for the prediction set respectively. The method showed the best performance in LS-SVM model. The results indicated that it was feasible to use UV/Vis with LVs which were obtained by PLS method, combined with LS-SVM calibration could be applied to the rapid and accurate determination of COD in aquaculture water. Moreover, this study laid the foundation for further implementation of online analysis of aquaculture water and rapid determination of other water quality parameters.

  2. A wavelet and least square filter based spatial-spectral denoising approach of hyperspectral imagery

    Science.gov (United States)

    Li, Ting; Chen, Xiao-Mei; Chen, Gang; Xue, Bo; Ni, Guo-Qiang

    2009-11-01

    Noise reduction is a crucial step in hyperspectral imagery pre-processing. Based on sensor characteristics, the noise of hyperspectral imagery represents in both spatial and spectral domain. However, most prevailing denosing techniques process the imagery in only one specific domain, which have not utilized multi-domain nature of hyperspectral imagery. In this paper, a new spatial-spectral noise reduction algorithm is proposed, which is based on wavelet analysis and least squares filtering techniques. First, in the spatial domain, a new stationary wavelet shrinking algorithm with improved threshold function is utilized to adjust the noise level band-by-band. This new algorithm uses BayesShrink for threshold estimation, and amends the traditional soft-threshold function by adding shape tuning parameters. Comparing with soft or hard threshold function, the improved one, which is first-order derivable and has a smooth transitional region between noise and signal, could save more details of image edge and weaken Pseudo-Gibbs. Then, in the spectral domain, cubic Savitzky-Golay filter based on least squares method is used to remove spectral noise and artificial noise that may have been introduced in during the spatial denoising. Appropriately selecting the filter window width according to prior knowledge, this algorithm has effective performance in smoothing the spectral curve. The performance of the new algorithm is experimented on a set of Hyperion imageries acquired in 2007. The result shows that the new spatial-spectral denoising algorithm provides more significant signal-to-noise-ratio improvement than traditional spatial or spectral method, while saves the local spectral absorption features better.

  3. Temporal hemodynamic classification of two hands tapping using functional near-infrared spectroscopy.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Thanh Hai, Nguyen; Cuong, Ngo Q; Dang Khoa, Truong Q; Van Toi, Vo

    2013-01-01

    In recent decades, a lot of achievements have been obtained in imaging and cognitive neuroscience of human brain. Brain's activities can be shown by a number of different kinds of non-invasive technologies, such as: Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and ElectroEncephaloGraphy (EEG; Wolpaw et al., 2002; Weiskopf et al., 2004; Blankertz et al., 2006). NIRS has become the convenient technology for experimental brain purposes. The change of oxygenation changes (oxy-Hb) along task period depending on location of channel on the cortex has been studied: sustained activation in the motor cortex, transient activation during the initial segments in the somatosensory cortex, and accumulating activation in the frontal lobe (Gentili et al., 2010). Oxy-Hb concentration at the aforementioned sites in the brain can also be used as a predictive factor allows prediction of subject's investigation behavior with a considerable degree of precision (Shimokawa et al., 2009). In this paper, a study of recognition algorithm will be described for recognition whether one taps the left hand (LH) or the right hand (RH). Data with noises and artifacts collected from a multi-channel system will be pre-processed using a Savitzky-Golay filter for getting more smoothly data. Characteristics of the filtered signals during LH and RH tapping process will be extracted using a polynomial regression (PR) algorithm. Coefficients of the polynomial, which correspond to Oxygen-Hemoglobin (Oxy-Hb) concentration, will be applied for the recognition models of hand tapping. Support Vector Machines (SVM) will be applied to validate the obtained coefficient data for hand tapping recognition. In addition, for the objective of comparison, Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) was also applied to recognize hand tapping side with the same principle. Experimental results have been done many trials on three subjects to illustrate the effectiveness of the proposed method.

  4. Temporal hemodynamic classification of two hands tapping using functional near—infrared spectroscopy

    Science.gov (United States)

    Thanh Hai, Nguyen; Cuong, Ngo Q.; Dang Khoa, Truong Q.; Van Toi, Vo

    2013-01-01

    In recent decades, a lot of achievements have been obtained in imaging and cognitive neuroscience of human brain. Brain's activities can be shown by a number of different kinds of non-invasive technologies, such as: Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and ElectroEncephaloGraphy (EEG; Wolpaw et al., 2002; Weiskopf et al., 2004; Blankertz et al., 2006). NIRS has become the convenient technology for experimental brain purposes. The change of oxygenation changes (oxy-Hb) along task period depending on location of channel on the cortex has been studied: sustained activation in the motor cortex, transient activation during the initial segments in the somatosensory cortex, and accumulating activation in the frontal lobe (Gentili et al., 2010). Oxy-Hb concentration at the aforementioned sites in the brain can also be used as a predictive factor allows prediction of subject's investigation behavior with a considerable degree of precision (Shimokawa et al., 2009). In this paper, a study of recognition algorithm will be described for recognition whether one taps the left hand (LH) or the right hand (RH). Data with noises and artifacts collected from a multi-channel system will be pre-processed using a Savitzky–Golay filter for getting more smoothly data. Characteristics of the filtered signals during LH and RH tapping process will be extracted using a polynomial regression (PR) algorithm. Coefficients of the polynomial, which correspond to Oxygen-Hemoglobin (Oxy-Hb) concentration, will be applied for the recognition models of hand tapping. Support Vector Machines (SVM) will be applied to validate the obtained coefficient data for hand tapping recognition. In addition, for the objective of comparison, Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) was also applied to recognize hand tapping side with the same principle. Experimental results have been done many trials on three subjects to illustrate the effectiveness of the proposed method. PMID:24032008

  5. Data preprocessing methods of FT-NIR spectral data for the classification cooking oil

    Science.gov (United States)

    Ruah, Mas Ezatul Nadia Mohd; Rasaruddin, Nor Fazila; Fong, Sim Siong; Jaafar, Mohd Zuli

    2014-12-01

    This recent work describes the data pre-processing method of FT-NIR spectroscopy datasets of cooking oil and its quality parameters with chemometrics method. Pre-processing of near-infrared (NIR) spectral data has become an integral part of chemometrics modelling. Hence, this work is dedicated to investigate the utility and effectiveness of pre-processing algorithms namely row scaling, column scaling and single scaling process with Standard Normal Variate (SNV). The combinations of these scaling methods have impact on exploratory analysis and classification via Principle Component Analysis plot (PCA). The samples were divided into palm oil and non-palm cooking oil. The classification model was build using FT-NIR cooking oil spectra datasets in absorbance mode at the range of 4000cm-1-14000cm-1. Savitzky Golay derivative was applied before developing the classification model. Then, the data was separated into two sets which were training set and test set by using Duplex method. The number of each class was kept equal to 2/3 of the class that has the minimum number of sample. Then, the sample was employed t-statistic as variable selection method in order to select which variable is significant towards the classification models. The evaluation of data pre-processing were looking at value of modified silhouette width (mSW), PCA and also Percentage Correctly Classified (%CC). The results show that different data processing strategies resulting to substantial amount of model performances quality. The effects of several data pre-processing i.e. row scaling, column standardisation and single scaling process with Standard Normal Variate indicated by mSW and %CC. At two PCs model, all five classifier gave high %CC except Quadratic Distance Analysis.

  6. Pepper seed variety identification based on visible/near-infrared spectral technology

    Science.gov (United States)

    Li, Cuiling; Wang, Xiu; Meng, Zhijun; Fan, Pengfei; Cai, Jichen

    2016-11-01

    Pepper is a kind of important fruit vegetable, with the expansion of pepper hybrid planting area, detection of pepper seed purity is especially important. This research used visible/near infrared (VIS/NIR) spectral technology to detect the variety of single pepper seed, and chose hybrid pepper seeds "Zhuo Jiao NO.3", "Zhuo Jiao NO.4" and "Zhuo Jiao NO.5" as research sample. VIS/NIR spectral data of 80 "Zhuo Jiao NO.3", 80 "Zhuo Jiao NO.4" and 80 "Zhuo Jiao NO.5" pepper seeds were collected, and the original spectral data was pretreated with standard normal variable (SNV) transform, first derivative (FD), and Savitzky-Golay (SG) convolution smoothing methods. Principal component analysis (PCA) method was adopted to reduce the dimension of the spectral data and extract principal components, according to the distribution of the first principal component (PC1) along with the second principal component(PC2) in the twodimensional plane, similarly, the distribution of PC1 coupled with the third principal component(PC3), and the distribution of PC2 combined with PC3, distribution areas of three varieties of pepper seeds were divided in each twodimensional plane, and the discriminant accuracy of PCA was tested through observing the distribution area of samples' principal components in validation set. This study combined PCA and linear discriminant analysis (LDA) to identify single pepper seed varieties, results showed that with the FD preprocessing method, the discriminant accuracy of pepper seed varieties was 98% for validation set, it concludes that using VIS/NIR spectral technology is feasible for identification of single pepper seed varieties.

  7. Sci—Fri PM: Dosimetry—01: Radiation-induced refraction artefacts in the optical CT readout of polymer gel dosimeters

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Campbell, Warren G; Jirasek, Andrew; Wells, Derek M

    2014-01-01

    Polymer gel dosimeters (PGDs) are a desirable tool for the verification of advanced radiotherapy treatments. Fully 3D, deformable, and tissue-equivalent, the PGD polymerizes wherever it absorbs dose. To measure the dose absorbed by a PGD, optical computed tomography (CT) can be used to evaluate, in full 3D, the opacity distribution that coincides with polymerization. In addition to an increase in opacity with dose, an increase in refractive index (RI) is also known to occur in irradiated polymer gels. The increase in RI is slight and was previously assumed insignificant. This work reveals the effects that radiation-induced RI changes can have on the optical CT readout of PGDs. A fan-beam optical CT scanner was used to image a cylindrical PGD irradiated by a pair of 3×3 cm 2 , 6 MV photon beams in an orthogonal arrangement. Investigative scans were performed to evaluate refraction errors occurring: i) within the plane, and ii) out of the plane of the fan-beam. In-plane refraction was shown to cause distinct streaking artefacts along dose gradients (i.e. RI gradients) due to higher intensity rays being refracted into more opaque regions. Out-of-plane refraction was shown to produce severe, widespread artefacts due to rays missing the detector array. An iterative Savitzky-Golay filtering technique was developed to reduce both types of artefacts by specifically targeting structured errors in sinogram space. Results introduce a new category of imaging artefacts to be aware of when using optical CT for PGD readout

  8. Evaluation of event-based algorithms for optical flow with ground-truth from inertial measurement sensor

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Bodo eRückauer

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available In this study we compare nine optical flow algorithms that locally measure the flow normal to edges according to accuracy and computation cost. In contrast to conventional, frame-based motion flow algorithms, our open-source implementations compute optical flow based on address-events from a neuromorphic Dynamic Vision Sensor (DVS. For this benchmarking we created a dataset of two synthesized and three real samples recorded from a 240x180 pixel Dynamic and Active-pixel Vision Sensor (DAVIS. This dataset contains events from the DVS as well as conventional frames to support testing state-of-the-art frame-based methods. We introduce a new source for the ground truth: In the special case that the perceived motion stems solely from a rotation of the vision sensor around its three camera axes, the true optical flow can be estimated using gyro data from the inertial measurement unit integrated with the DAVIS camera. This provides a ground-truth to which we can compare algorithms that measure optical flow by means of motion cues. An analysis of error sources led to the use of a refractory period, more accurate numerical derivatives and a Savitzky-Golay filter to achieve significant improvements in accuracy. Our pure Java implementations of two recently published algorithms reduce computational cost by up to 29% compared to the original implementations. Two of the algorithms introduced in this paper further speed up processing by a factor of 10 compared with the original implementations, at equal or better accuracy. On a desktop PC, they run in real-time on dense natural input recorded by a DAVIS camera.

  9. Evaluation and benchmarking of an EC-QCL-based mid-infrared spectrometer for monitoring metabolic blood parameters in critical care units

    Science.gov (United States)

    Grafen, M.; Delbeck, S.; Busch, H.; Heise, H. M.; Ostendorf, A.

    2018-02-01

    Mid-infrared spectroscopy hyphenated with micro-dialysis is an excellent method for monitoring metabolic blood parameters as it enables the concurrent, reagent-free and precise measurement of multiple clinically relevant substances such as glucose, lactate and urea in micro-dialysates of blood or interstitial fluid. For a marketable implementation, quantum cascade lasers (QCL) seem to represent a favourable technology due to their high degree of miniaturization and potentially low production costs. In this work, an external cavity (EC) - QCL-based spectrometer and two Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) spectrometers were benchmarked with regard to the precision, accuracy and long-term stability needed for the monitoring of critically ill patients. For the tests, ternary aqueous solutions of glucose, lactate and mannitol (the latter for dialysis recovery determination) were measured in custom-made flow-through transmission cells of different pathlengths and analyzed by Partial Least Squares calibration models. It was revealed, that the wavenumber tuning speed of the QCL had a severe impact on the EC-mirror trajectory due to matching the digital-analog-converter step frequency with the mechanical resonance frequency of the mirror actuation. By selecting an appropriate tuning speed, the mirror oscillations acted as a hardware smoothing filter for the significant intensity variations caused by mode hopping. Besides the tuning speed, the effects of averaging over multiple spectra and software smoothing parameters (Savitzky-Golay-filters and FT-smoothing) were investigated. The final settings led to a performance of the QCL-system, which was comparable with a research FTIR-spectrometer and even surpassed the performance of a small FTIR-mini-spectrometer.

  10. Pseudo-real-time low-pass filter in ECG, self-adjustable to the frequency spectra of the waves.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Christov, Ivaylo; Neycheva, Tatyana; Schmid, Ramun; Stoyanov, Todor; Abächerli, Roger

    2017-09-01

    The electrocardiogram (ECG) acquisition is often accompanied by high-frequency electromyographic (EMG) noise. The noise is difficult to be filtered, due to considerable overlapping of its frequency spectrum to the frequency spectrum of the ECG. Today, filters must conform to the new guidelines (2007) for low-pass filtering in ECG with cutoffs of 150 Hz for adolescents and adults, and to 250 Hz for children. We are suggesting a pseudo-real-time low-pass filter, self-adjustable to the frequency spectra of the ECG waves. The filter is based on the approximation procedure of Savitzky-Golay with dynamic change in the cutoff frequency. The filter is implemented pseudo-real-time (real-time with a certain delay). An additional option is the automatic on/off triggering, depending on the presence/absence of EMG noise. The analysis of the proposed filter shows that the low-frequency components of the ECG (low-power P- and T-waves, PQ-, ST- and TP-segments) are filtered with a cutoff of 14 Hz, the high-power P- and T-waves are filtered with a cutoff frequency in the range of 20-30 Hz, and the high-frequency QRS complexes are filtered with cutoff frequency of higher than 100 Hz. The suggested dynamic filter satisfies the conflicting requirements for a strong suppression of EMG noise and at the same time a maximal preservation of the ECG high-frequency components.

  11. The software and algorithms for hyperspectral data processing

    Science.gov (United States)

    Shyrayeva, Anhelina; Martinov, Anton; Ivanov, Victor; Katkovsky, Leonid

    2017-04-01

    Hyperspectral remote sensing technique is widely used for collecting and processing -information about the Earth's surface objects. Hyperspectral data are combined to form a three-dimensional (x, y, λ) data cube. Department of Aerospace Research of the Institute of Applied Physical Problems of the Belarusian State University presents a general model of the software for hyperspectral image data analysis and processing. The software runs in Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10 environment on any personal computer. This complex has been has been written in C++ language using QT framework and OpenGL for graphical data visualization. The software has flexible structure that consists of a set of independent plugins. Each plugin was compiled as Qt Plugin and represents Windows Dynamic library (dll). Plugins can be categorized in terms of data reading types, data visualization (3D, 2D, 1D) and data processing The software has various in-built functions for statistical and mathematical analysis, signal processing functions like direct smoothing function for moving average, Savitzky-Golay smoothing technique, RGB correction, histogram transformation, and atmospheric correction. The software provides two author's engineering techniques for the solution of atmospheric correction problem: iteration method of refinement of spectral albedo's parameters using Libradtran and analytical least square method. The main advantages of these methods are high rate of processing (several minutes for 1 GB data) and low relative error in albedo retrieval (less than 15%). Also, the software supports work with spectral libraries, region of interest (ROI) selection, spectral analysis such as cluster-type image classification and automatic hypercube spectrum comparison by similarity criterion with similar ones from spectral libraries, and vice versa. The software deals with different kinds of spectral information in order to identify and distinguish spectrally unique materials. Also, the following advantages

  12. Dynamic variability of the heading-flowering stages of single rice in China based on field observations and NDVI estimations.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Zhang, Zhao; Song, Xiao; Chen, Yi; Wang, Pin; Wei, Xing; Tao, Fulu

    2015-05-01

    Although many studies have indicated the consistent impact of warming on the natural ecosystem (e.g., an early flowering and prolonged growing period), our knowledge of the impacts on agricultural systems is still poorly understood. In this study, spatiotemporal variability of the heading-flowering stages of single rice was detected and compared at three different scales using field-based methods (FBMs) and satellite-based methods (SBMs). The heading-flowering stages from 2000 to 2009 with a spatial resolution of 1 km were extracted from the SPOT/VGT NDVI time series data using the Savizky-Golay filtering method in the areas in China dominated by single rice of Northeast China (NE), the middle-lower Yangtze River Valley (YZ), the Sichuan Basin (SC), and the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau (YG). We found that approximately 52.6 and 76.3 % of the estimated heading-flowering stages by a SBM were within ±5 and ±10 days estimation error (a root mean square error (RMSE) of 8.76 days) when compared with those determined by a FBM. Both the FBM data and the SBM data had indicated a similar spatial pattern, with the earliest annual average heading-flowering stages in SC, followed by YG, NE, and YZ, which were inconsistent with the patterns reported in natural ecosystems. Moreover, diverse temporal trends were also detected in the four regions due to different climate conditions and agronomic factors such as cultivar shifts. Nevertheless, there were no significant differences (p > 0.05) between the FBM and the SBM in both the regional average value of the phenological stages and the trends, implying the consistency and rationality of the SBM at three scales.

  13. Researches of fruit quality prediction model based on near infrared spectrum

    Science.gov (United States)

    Shen, Yulin; Li, Lian

    2018-04-01

    With the improvement in standards for food quality and safety, people pay more attention to the internal quality of fruits, therefore the measurement of fruit internal quality is increasingly imperative. In general, nondestructive soluble solid content (SSC) and total acid content (TAC) analysis of fruits is vital and effective for quality measurement in global fresh produce markets, so in this paper, we aim at establishing a novel fruit internal quality prediction model based on SSC and TAC for Near Infrared Spectrum. Firstly, the model of fruit quality prediction based on PCA + BP neural network, PCA + GRNN network, PCA + BP adaboost strong classifier, PCA + ELM and PCA + LS_SVM classifier are designed and implemented respectively; then, in the NSCT domain, the median filter and the SavitzkyGolay filter are used to preprocess the spectral signal, Kennard-Stone algorithm is used to automatically select the training samples and test samples; thirdly, we achieve the optimal models by comparing 15 kinds of prediction model based on the theory of multi-classifier competition mechanism, specifically, the non-parametric estimation is introduced to measure the effectiveness of proposed model, the reliability and variance of nonparametric estimation evaluation of each prediction model to evaluate the prediction result, while the estimated value and confidence interval regard as a reference, the experimental results demonstrate that this model can better achieve the optimal evaluation of the internal quality of fruit; finally, we employ cat swarm optimization to optimize two optimal models above obtained from nonparametric estimation, empirical testing indicates that the proposed method can provide more accurate and effective results than other forecasting methods.

  14. Effects of hemodialysis therapy on sit-to-walk characteristics in end stage renal disease patients.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Soangra, Rahul; Lockhart, Thurmon E; Lach, John; Abdel-Rahman, Emaad M

    2013-04-01

    Patients with end stage renal diseases (ESRD) undergoing hemodialysis (HD) have high morbidity and mortality due to multiple causes; one of which is dramatically higher fall rates than the general population. In spite of the multiple efforts aiming to decrease the high mortality and improve quality of life in ESRD patients, limited success has been achieved. If adequate interventions for fall prevention are to be achieved, the functional and mobility mechanisms consistent with falls in this population must be understood. Human movements such as sit-to-walk (STW) tasks are clinically significant, and analysis of these movements provides a meaningful evaluation of postural and locomotor performance in elderly patients with functional limitations indicative of fall risks. In order to assess the effects of HD therapy on fall risks, 22 sessions of both pre- and post-HD measurements were obtained in six ESRD patients utilizing customized inertial measurement units (IMU). IMU signals were denoised using ensemble empirical mode decomposition and Savistky-Golay filtering methods to detect relevant events for identification of STW phases. The results indicated that patients were slower to get out of the chair (as measured by trunk flexion angular accelerations, time to peak trunk flexion, and overall STW completion time) following the dialysis therapy session. STW is a frequent movement in activities of daily living, and HD therapy may influence the postural and locomotor control of these movements. The analysis of STW movement may assist in not only assessing a patient's physical status, but in identifying HD-related fall risk as well. This preliminary study presents a non-invasive method of kinematic measurement for early detection of increased fall risk in ESRD patients using portable inertial sensors for out-patient monitoring. This can be helpful in understanding the pathogenesis better, and improve awareness in health care providers in targeting interventions to

  15. Analysis of ecstasy tablets: comparison of reflectance and transmittance near infrared spectroscopy.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Schneider, Ralph Carsten; Kovar, Karl-Artur

    2003-07-08

    Calibration models for the quantitation of commonly used ecstasy substances have been developed using near infrared spectroscopy (NIR) in diffuse reflectance and in transmission mode by applying seized ecstasy tablets for model building and validation. The samples contained amphetamine, N-methyl-3,4-methylenedioxy-amphetamine (MDMA) and N-ethyl-3,4-methylenedioxy-amphetamine (MDE) in different concentrations. All tablets were analyzed using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with diode array detection as reference method. We evaluated the performance of each NIR measurement method with regard to its ability to predict the content of each tablet with a low root mean square error of prediction (RMSEP). Best calibration models could be generated by using NIR measurement in transmittance mode with wavelength selection and 1/x-transformation of the raw data. The models build in reflectance mode showed higher RMSEPs using as data pretreatment, wavelength selection, 1/x-transformation and a second order Savitzky-Golay derivative with five point smoothing was applied to obtain the best models. To estimate the influence of inhomogeneities in the illegal tablets, a calibration of the destroyed, i.e. triturated samples was build and compared to the corresponding data of the whole tablets. The calibrations using these homogenized tablets showed lower RMSEPs. We can conclude that NIR analysis of ecstasy tablets in transmission mode is more suitable than measurement in diffuse reflectance to obtain quantification models for their active ingredients with regard to low errors of prediction. Inhomogeneities in the samples are equalized when measuring the tablets as powdered samples.

  16. Moving-window bis-correlation coefficients method for visible and near-infrared spectral discriminant analysis with applications

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Lijun Yao

    2018-03-01

    Full Text Available The moving-window bis-correlation coefficients (MW-BiCC was proposed and employed for the discriminant analysis of transgenic sugarcane leaves and β-thalassemia with visible and near-infrared (Vis–NIR spectroscopy. The well-performed moving-window principal component analysis linear discriminant analysis (MW-PCA–LDA was also conducted for comparison. A total of 306 transgenic (positive and 150 nontransgenic (negative leave samples of sugarcane were collected and divided to calibration, prediction, and validation. The diffuse reflection spectra were corrected using Savitzky–Golay (SG smoothing with first-order derivative (d=1, third-degree polynomial (p=3 and 25 smoothing points (m=25. The selected waveband was 736–1054nm with MW-BiCC, and the positive and negative validation recognition rates (V_REC+, V_REC− were 100%, 98.0%, which achieved the same effect as MW-PCA–LDA. Another example, the 93 β-thalassemia (positive and 148 nonthalassemia (negative of human hemolytic samples were collected. The transmission spectra were corrected using SG smoothing with d=1, p=3 and m=53. Using MW-BiCC, many best wavebands were selected (e.g., 1116–1146, 1794–1848 and 2284–2342nm. The V_REC+ and V_REC− were both 100%, which achieved the same effect as MW-PCA–LDA. Importantly, the BiCC only required calculating correlation coefficients between the spectrum of prediction sample and the average spectra of two types of calibration samples. Thus, BiCC was very simple in algorithm, and expected to obtain more applications. The results first confirmed the feasibility of distinguishing β-thalassemia and normal control samples by NIR spectroscopy, and provided a promising simple tool for large population thalassemia screening.

  17. A rapid quantification method for the screening indicator for β-thalassemia with near-infrared spectroscopy

    Science.gov (United States)

    Chen, Jiemei; Peng, Lijun; Han, Yun; Yao, Lijun; Zhang, Jing; Pan, Tao

    2018-03-01

    Near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy combined with chemometrics was applied to rapidly analyse haemoglobin A2 (HbA2) for β-thalassemia screening in human haemolysate samples. The relative content indicator HbA2 was indirectly quantified by simultaneous analysis of two absolute content indicators (Hb and Hb • HbA2). According to the comprehensive prediction effect of the multiple partitioning of calibration and prediction sets, the parameters were optimized to achieve modelling stability, and the preferred models were validated using the samples not involved in modelling. Savitzky-Golay smoothing was firstly used for the spectral pretreatment. The absorbance optimization partial least squares (AO-PLS) was used to eliminate high-absorption wave-bands appropriately. The equidistant combination PLS (EC-PLS) was further used to optimize wavelength models. The selected optimal models were I = 856 nm, N = 16, G = 1 and F = 6 for Hb and I = 988 nm, N = 12, G = 2 and F = 5 for Hb • HbA2. Through independent validation, the root-mean-square errors and correlation coefficients for prediction (RMSEP, RP) were 3.50 g L- 1 and 0.977 for Hb and 0.38 g L- 1 and 0.917 for Hb • HbA2, respectively. The predicted values of relative percentage HbA2 were further calculated, and the calculated RMSEP and RP were 0.31% and 0.965, respectively. The sensitivity and specificity for β-thalassemia both reached 100%. Therefore, the prediction of HbA2 achieved high accuracy for distinguishing β-thalassemia. The local optimal models for single parameter and the optimal equivalent model sets were proposed, providing more models to match possible constraints in practical applications. The NIR analysis method for the screening indicator of β-thalassemia was successfully established. The proposed method was rapid, simple and promising for thalassemia screening in a large population.

  18. Comparison of sensitivity to artificial spectral errors and multivariate LOD in NIR spectroscopy - Determining the performance of miniaturizations on melamine in milk powder.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Henn, Raphael; Kirchler, Christian G; Grossgut, Maria-Elisabeth; Huck, Christian W

    2017-05-01

    This study compared three commercially available spectrometers - whereas two of them were miniaturized - in terms of prediction ability of melamine in milk powder (infant formula). Therefore all spectra were split into calibration- and validation-set using Kennard Stone and Duplex algorithm in comparison. For each instrument the three best performing PLSR models were constructed using SNV and Savitzky Golay derivatives. The best RMSEP values were 0.28g/100g, 0.33g/100g and 0.27g/100g for the NIRFlex N-500, the microPHAZIR and the microNIR2200 respectively. Furthermore the multivariate LOD interval [LOD min , LOD max ] was calculated for all the PLSR models unveiling significant differences among the spectrometers showing values of 0.20g/100g - 0.27g/100g, 0.28g/100g - 0.54g/100g and 0.44g/100g - 1.01g/100g for the NIRFlex N-500, the microPHAZIR and the microNIR2200 respectively. To assess the robustness of all models, artificial introduction of white noise, baseline shift, multiplicative effect, spectral shrink and stretch, stray light and spectral shift were applied. Monitoring the RMSEP as function of the perturbation gave indication of robustness of the models and helped to compare the performances of the spectrometers. Not taking the additional information from the LOD calculations into account one could falsely assume that all the spectrometers perform equally well which is not the case when the multivariate evaluation and robustness data were considered. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  19. Measurement of soluble solids content in watermelon by Vis/NIR diffuse transmittance technique.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Tian, Hai-qing; Ying, Yi-bin; Lu, Hui-shan; Fu, Xia-ping; Yu, Hai-yan

    2007-02-01

    Watermelon is a popular fruit in the world with soluble solids content (SSC) being one of the major characteristics used for assessing its quality. This study was aimed at obtaining a method for nondestructive SSC detection of watermelons by means of visible/near infrared (Vis/NIR) diffuse transmittance technique. Vis/NIR transmittance spectra of intact watermelons were acquired using a low-cost commercially available spectrometer operating over the range 350~1000 nm. Spectra data were analyzed by two multivariate calibration techniques: partial least squares (PLS) and principal component regression (PCR) methods. Two experiments were designed for two varieties of watermelons [Qilin (QL), Zaochunhongyu (ZC)], which have different skin thickness range and shape dimensions. The influences of different data preprocessing and spectra treatments were also investigated. Performance of different models was assessed in terms of root mean square errors of calibration (RMSEC), root mean square errors of prediction (RMSEP) and correlation coefficient (r) between the predicted and measured parameter values. Results showed that spectra data preprocessing influenced the performance of the calibration models. The first derivative spectra showed the best results with high correlation coefficient of determination [r=0.918 (QL); r=0.954 (ZC)], low RMSEP [0.65 degrees Brix (QL); 0.58 degrees Brix (ZC)], low RMSEC [0.48 degrees Brix (QL); 0.34 degrees Brix (ZC)] and small difference between the RMSEP and the RMSEC by PLS method. The nondestructive Vis/NIR measurements provided good estimates of SSC index of watermelon, and the predicted values were highly correlated with destructively measured values for SSC. The models based on smoothing spectra (Savitzky-Golay filter smoothing method) did not enhance the performance of calibration models obviously. The results indicated the feasibility of Vis/NIR diffuse transmittance spectral analysis for predicting watermelon SSC in a

  20. Chemometric quality inspection control of pyrantel pamoate, febantel and praziquantel in veterinary tablets by mid infrared spectroscopy

    Science.gov (United States)

    Piantavini, Mário S.; Pontes, Flávia L. D.; Uber, Caroline P.; Stremel, Dile P.; Sena, Marcelo M.; Pontarolo, Roberto

    This paper describes the development and validation of a new multivariate calibration method based on diffuse reflectance mid infrared spectroscopy for direct and simultaneous determination of three veterinary pharmaceutical drugs, pyrantel pamoate, praziquantel and febantel, in commercial tablets. The best synergy interval partial least squares (siPLS) model was obtained by selecting three spectral regions, 3715-3150, 2865-2583, and 2298-1733 cm-1, preprocessed by first derivative and Savitzky-Golay smoothing followed by mean centering. This model was built with five latent variables and provided root mean square errors of prediction (RMSEP) equal or lower than 0.69 mg per 100 mg of powder for the three analytes. The method was validated according the appropriate regulations through the estimate of figures of merit, such as trueness, precision, linearity, analytical sensitivity, bias and residual prediction deviation (RPD). Then, it was applied to three different veterinary pharmaceutical formulations found in the Brazilian market, in a situation of multi-product calibration, since the excipient composition of these commercial products, which was not known a priori, was modeled by an experimental design that scanned the likely content range of the possible constituents. The results were verified with high performance liquid chromatography with diode array detection (HPLC-DAD) and high performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS) and were in agreement with the predicted values at 95% confidence level. The developed method presented the advantages of being simple, rapid, solvent free, and about ten times faster than the HPLC ones.