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  1. Efecto de la adición de una Zeolita natural sobre la respuesta productiva de terneras de lechería, postdestete Effect of addition a natural Zeolite on productivity of dairy calves after weaning

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    R.G. Pulido

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Se implementó un experimento para evaluar el efecto de la adición de una Zeolita natural en la ración postdestete de terneras de lechería, sobre la ganancia de peso, consumo de alimento y eficiencia de conversión alimenticia. Se utilizaron 24 terneras Frisón, las que fueron asignadas a un diseño de bloques al azar, distribuidas en 3 tratamientos de 8 animales cada uno: Control (0% Zeolita, Zeolita3; 3% Zeolita, base materia seca y Zeolita5; 5% Zeolita, base materia seca. La ración base estuvo compuesta por concentrado comercial y ensilaje de pradera en proporciones de ± 40 y 60%, respectivamente. El agua fue entregada a libre disposición. El período experimental se dividió en dos períodos de 30 días. Se determinó el consumo de alimento, el aumento de peso vivo y eficiencia de conversión alimenticia. Los consumos de alimento no mostraron diferencias entre tratamientos (P0.05 y fueron de 2.82 kg, 2.82 kg y 2.80 kg, MS para Control, Zeolita3 y Zeolita5, respectivamente. Las ganancias de peso (kg/día entre tratamientos fueron similares (P0.05 en el primer período (0.286, 0.321 y 0.306 y para el total del experimento (0.396, 0.482 y 0.406 para Control, Zeolita3, y Zeolita5, respectivamente. Sin embargo, en el segundo período el tratamiento Zeolita3 (0.644 kg tuvo una mayor ganancia (PAn experiment was carried out to evaluate the effect of adding natural Zeolites to meals on live weight gain, food intake and food conversion efficiency of dairy calves after weaning. Twenty four female Friesian calves were assigned to a randomised block design, into three treatments of eight animals each: Control; 0% zeolite, Zeolita3; 3% Zeolite, DM basis and Zeolita5; 5% Zeolite, DM basis. The calves were fed with a diet mixed with a commercial calf starter and grass silage. Also, they receive water for ad libitum consumption. The experiment lasted for 65 days. Dry matter intake, live weight gain and feed efficiency were determined. Dry matter

  2. Cálculo por dinámica y mecánica molecular de sitios y calores de adsorción de Dipentenos sobre Zeolita Y

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    Cristian Blanco

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Hemos utilizado métodos de la mecánica molecular para estudiar la adsorción de R-limoneno, p-ment-1-eno, p-ment-8-eno y p-mentano sobre faujasita silícea y sobre zeolitas Y con relación Si/Al = 2 que contenían diferentes cationes en el sitio SII (Nal+, Fe2+, FeH y MnH. Los cálculos mostraron que la presencia de dobles enlaces en la molécula que se adsorbe y el tipo de catión en SIl determinan la estabilidad del complejo adsorbatozeolita. Las interacciones entre el huésped y la molécula adsorbida estuvieron dominadas por las contribuciones electrostáticas, las cuales aumentaron con la carga del catión en SII. La orientación de las moléculas insaturadas en la supercaja fue resultado del balance entre el aumento de repulsiones estéricas entre zeolita y molécula adsorbida y el aumento de atracciones electrostáticas como resultado de la minimización de dos grupos de distancias: las distancias entre el catión en SII y los carbonos Sp2 de la molécula adsorbida y las distancias entre los oxígenos estructurales de la zeolita y los hidrógenos de la molécula adsorbida.

  3. Intercambio iónico en estado sólido de cobre sobre zeolitas

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    Lorente de Pablo, Jon

    2016-01-01

    La creciente preocupación por reducir las emisiones de CO2, responsable entre otros del efecto invernadero, ha promovido el desarrollo de vehículos de bajo consumo de combustible, como son los vehículos ligeros, híbridos y vehículos con motores diésel. Los motores diésel tienen varias ventajas sobre los motores de gasolina: menor consumo de combustible (menor producción de CO2), mayor par motor y mayor durabilidad. Sin embargo, la efectividad de los catalizadores de estos vehículos a la hora ...

  4. Estudio sobre la incorporación y retención de plomo en zeolita natural

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    Abraham Mendoza Córdoba

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Las zeolitas son un grupo de minerales que corresponden a la clase de los silicatos (tectosilicatos, entre las diversas utilidades que tienen estos minerales está la resolución de problemas ambientales, particularmente en la eliminación de contaminantes, entre estos se encuentran los metales pesados, los cuales están presentes en los suelos de zonas industriales, en el agua potable, en los afluentes de aguas procedentes de la industria y de la actividad minera, o bien procedentes de mantos acuíferos. Su utilidad se debe en parte por tener una gran capacidad de intercambio iónico, así como también por tener una estructura con cavidades de dimensiones nanométricas, eso le da la capacidad de incorporar elementos ajenos al mineral dentro de dichas cavidades. En el presente trabajo se ha experimentado con Pb incorporándolo en zeolitas (chabazita como acetato de plomo (Pb(CH3COO2 3H2O con el fin de conocer, por una parte, la capacidad del mineral para alojar dicho metal después de activarla, y por otra parte, conocer la capacidad de retención del metal después de un proceso reversible a la incorporación de Pb (activación.

  5. Evaluación del efecto de la impregnación de platino sobre las características superficiales y estructurales de una zeolita y

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    José Carriazo; Mario Barrera; Ovidio Almanza

    2009-01-01

    El presente artículo muestra la evaluación de los cambios texturales, superficiales y estructurales en una zeolita Y empleada en la síntesis de sólidos a base de platino soportado. Las características estructurales se analizaron mediante difracción de rayos X (DRX) y las propiedades texturales y morfológicas mediante fisiadsorción de nitrógeno a 77K y microscopía electrónica de barrido (SEM). Adicionalmente se determinó la dimensión fractal y la distribución de potenciales de adsorción para t...

  6. Zeolita natural de Palmarito de Cauto para el tratamiento de licores residuales de industrias de fibrocemento

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    Valduvina Córdova-Rodríguez

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluó la posibilidad de utilización de la zeolita de Palmarito de Cauto (Santiago de Cuba para el tratamiento del licor residual de la industria de fibrocemento. Dos clases granulométricas de zeolita (A: granos entre 1 mm y 2 mm y B: granos entre 3 mm y 5 mm se pusieron en contacto con muestras del residual con el fin de remover de este el cromo disuelto y evaluar el efecto sobre la basicidad (pH del licor. Se pudo constatar la capacidad de la zeolita para remover el cromo disuelto, mayoritariamente en forma de Cr (VI (iones cromato, y en menor cantidad, como Cr (III. La remoción de Cr (VI ocurrió a través de un proceso de adsorción y la del Cr (III por intercambio iónico. Se obtuvo la disminución del pH del residual desde valores superiores a 12 hasta cercanos a 7 unidades. Esto permite sugerir el empleo de la zeolita de Palmarito para remover el cromo y ajustar el pH del licor residual de la industria de fibrocemento hasta valores normados para su vertimiento o reutilización industrial

  7. CALS Mapping

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    Collin, Ib; Nielsen, Povl Holm; Larsen, Michael Holm

    1998-01-01

    To enhance the industrial applications of CALS, CALS Center Danmark has developed a cost efficient and transparent assessment, CALS Mapping, to uncover the potential of CALS - primarily dedicated to small and medium sized enterprises. The idea behind CALS Mapping is that the CALS State of the...... enterprise is, when applied in a given organisation modified with respect to the industry regarded, hence irrelevant measure parameters are eliminated to avoid redundancy. This assessment of CALS Mapping, quantify the CALS potential of an organisation with the purpose of providing decision support to the top...

  8. Nitrógeno residual y lixiviado del fertilizante en el sistema suelo-planta-zeolitas Residual and leached nitrogen in soil plant zeolite systems

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    Gabriela Civeira; Mónica Beatríz Rodríguez

    2011-01-01

    La eficiencia de uso del N en agroecosistemas es considerada baja principalmente a causa de las pérdidas atribuidas a procesos entre los cuales se cuenta la lixiviación de los nitratos. Dichas pérdidas podrían ser mitigadas por modificación de la matriz del suelo incorporando zeolitas naturales en las formulaciones con fertilizantes nitrogenados. El objetivo principal de este trabajo fue evaluar el efecto de las zeolitas naturales en formulaciones con fertilizantes nitrogenados sobre los nive...

  9. As influências sobre as crianças na escolha de marcas de roupa e calçado

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    Agante, Luísa Cláudia Lopes

    2009-01-01

    Doutoramento em Gestão O objectivo deste projecto foi o de contribuir para o corpo teórico de conhecimentos relacionados com a influência sobre a criança na escolha de marcas de roupa e calçado, através da construção e teste de um modelo que conseguisse integrar os diversos determinantes da susceptibilidade de influência inter-pessoal da criança, e os impactos dessa susceptibilidade nas dimensões cognitiva, afectiva e comportamental das marcas. A metodologia adoptada consist...

  10. ELIMINACIÓN DE COLORANTES CATIÓNICOS USANDO OZONO, ZEOLITA NATURAL Y OZONO/ZEOLITA CATIONIC DYES REMOVAL USING OZONE, NATURAL ZEOLITE, AND OZONE/ZEOLITE

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    Héctor Valdés

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se comparan resultados experimentales de remoción azul de metileno (MB utilizando tratamientos basados en la oxidación con ozono (O3, la adsorción con zeolita natural (ZN, y tratamiento simultáneo de adsorción y oxidación con ozono en presencia de zeolita natural (O3/ZN. Se evalúa, a escala de laboratorio, el efecto del pH (2-8 y la presencia de sustancias atrapadoras radicales libres (iones acetatos en la velocidad de remoción y en la eficiencia de los procesos. Los experimentos se realizaron en un reactor diferencial compuesto por un estanque de 1 dm³ y una columna de 19 cm³ de capacidad. El ozono fue generado a razón de 5 g O3/h. Los resultados mostraron que el sistema simultáneo de oxidación/adsorción O3/ZN incrementa la velocidad de remoción del MB con respecto a los procesos separados de ozonización y adsorción con zeolita. En presencia de sustancias atrapadoras de radicales, se observó un 70% de disminución en la velocidad de remoción de MB cuando se empleó el tratamiento con O3 y sólo un 25% cuando se utiliza el tratamiento combinado O3/ZN. Los resultados sugieren que la reacción de oxidación del MB en el sistema tiene lugar fundamentalmente sobre la superficie de la zeolita.This paper compares experimental results on methylene blue (MB removal systems based on ozone oxidation, zeolite adsorption, and simultaneous adsorption-oxidation using ozone in the presence of natural zeolite. The effect of pH (2-8, and the presence of radical scavengers (sodium acetate on process rates and removal efficiencies are assessed at laboratory scale. The experimental system consisted of a 1L differential circular flow reactor and an ozone generator rated at 5 g O3/h. Results show that ozone oxidation combined with zeolite adsorption increases the overall MB oxidation rate with respect to ozonation process and zeolite adsorption. In presence of free radical scavenger, only a 25% of reduction on MB removal rate are

  11. Diagramas de eslabilidad de zeolitas. I. Zeolitas en ambientes confinados alcalinos

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    La Iglesia, A.

    1989-12-01

    Full Text Available The stability fieds of zeolites in saline alkaline-lake deposits has been studied. Thermodynamical equilibriums were calculed by ussing a method of stimating the Gibbs free energies of formation of zeolites. We have studied the following stability fields: - Diagram c1inoptilolite-erionite-phillipsite.- Diagram analcime-clinoptilolite-chabazite-erionite-mordenite-phillipsite.- Diagram K-feldspar-zeolites in saline alkaline-lake deposits.The obtained stability diagrams show the influence of silica activity, water activity and alkaline ions activity on equilibrium relationship between analcime and alkalic silicic zeolites, and or feldspar and zeolites. pH influence on the solubility zeolites has been also studied. These results show, at pH below 10, that the most silicic zeolites (clinoptilolite and mordenite are more stable than low silicic ones (analcime and chabazite. However, at pH above 10, the low silicic zeolites are the most stable phases.Se estudia la estabilidad de las zeolitas que aparecen en ambientes confinados salinos. Los cálculos de equilibrio se realizan usando valores de energía libre de Gibbs estimados teóricamente. En este artículo se presentan los siguientes diagramas de estabilidad:- Diagrama clinoptiloita-erionita-phillipsita.- Diagrama aoalcima-clinoptilolita-chabazita-eriooita-mordenita-phillipsita.- Diagrama feldespato potásico-zeolitas depósitos salinos.Los diagramas calculados ponen de manifiesto la influencia de las actividades de los iones alcalinos, alcalinotérreos, agua y sílice en el equilibrio entre las distintas zeolitas y entre estas y el feldespato potásico. Se estudia también la influencia del pH en la solubilidad de las zeolitas. Los resultados obtenidos demuestran que las zeolitas muy silícicas (clinoptilolita y mordenita son las más estables a pH inferiores a 10. Por el contrario, las zeolitas de bajo contenido en sílice (analcima y chabazita son las más estables a pH superiores a 10.

  12. ESTUDIO DEL IMPACTO TÉCNICO DE MEZCLAS DE CONCRETO HIDRÁULICO POR LA SUSTITUCIÓN PARCIAL DE CEMENTO POR ZEOLITA

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    I. Miranda Pasos

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available La industria de la construcción cada vez más consciente de la necesidad de ejecutar obras con materiales que se obtengan y/o utilicen procesos industriales que minimicen la contaminación y, que contribuyan en el comportamiento de un producto como lo es el concreto hidráulico en la construcción, ha estado buscando alternativas de materiales que sustituyan total o parcialmente al cemento por otro cementante que contamine menos en su procesos de obtención y que conserve las propiedades o las mejore. Una alternativa para sustitución parcial del cemento es la zeolita, es un mineral que se obtiene por proceso de excavación y molienda de puzolana. La norma ASTM-618, define a las puzolanas como materiales silíceo o aluminio-silíceo que por sí solo poseen poco a ningún valor cementante, pero cuando se han dividido finamente y en presencia de agua e hidróxido de calcio (Cal reaccionan químicamente a temperatura ambiente para formar cementantes (Miranda, 2008. Recientemente se ha estudiado el efecto de adicionar mineral Cal-Zeolita para la elaboración del concreto, cuyos resultados son favorables al comportamiento mecánico y su durabilidad (Dopico J.J., et al. 2009. Para la elaboración de morteros para recubrimientos al incorporar arenas zeolíticas como sustituto de la arena tradicional (Tiburcio et al. 2008. El presente proyecto evaluó el comportamiento del concreto hidráulico en estado fresco y endurecido al sustituir de manera parcial cemento por zeolita. Se enfocó a la evaluación del comportamiento mecánico como al diseño de la mezcla de concreto hidráulico fabricado con cemento normal y con cemento-zeolita. Tomando en cuenta los resultados obtenidos, la zeolita incorporada en porcentajes entre el 5% y 10 % tiende a valores de resistencias muy cercanos al concreto normal, los modelos obtenidos así lo corroboran, por lo que se puede concluir la factibilidad de sustitución parcial de cemento por zeolita tomando en cuenta el

  13. Efecto de tres enmiendas orgánicas de la cal sobre la disponibilidad y la adsorción de fósforo

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    Carmen Rosa Gómez Laverde

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Para observar el efecto de materiales orgánicos y de la cal sobre la disponibilidad y la adsorción de fósforo en un suelo fuertemente ácido (Inceptic Hapludox, pobre en P, se efectuaron un ensayo de incubación en invernadero y un estudio de adsorción de P. Se utilizaron macetas que contenían 400 g de suelo, a los cuales se les dio una fertilización básica con aplicaciones de 90 kg P2O2/ha. Se aplicó gallinaza, compost o caupí (Vigna unguiculata en dosis de 0,0; 0,8 y 2,4 g M.O./lOO g suelo.

  14. El uso de la pintura a la cal: ventajas e inconvenientes de su aplicación (con aditivos como la caseína y el aceite) sobre morteros tradicionales

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    Zalbidea Muñoz, Maria Antonia; San Marín Armijo, Andrea

    2011-01-01

    El presente artículo desarrolla las conclusiones de la investigación que tiene como objetivo principal, evaluar las posibles alteraciones o cambios que pueda experimentar una pintura a la cal a la que se ha añadido caseína y aceite (de linaza y de oliva). El estudio evaluará los cambios colorimétricos que experimentan las diferentes aplicaciones de pintura a la cal; tomando en cuenta la influencia de los diferentes soportes; (arcilla y escayola) sobre el aspecto final de a pintura. Así como l...

  15. SOBRE LA EDAD DE LOS HORNOS DE CAL EN EL ÁREA MAYA (About the age of the lime kilns in the Maya area

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    Soledad Ortiz Ruiz

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available La investigación que presentamos es sobre el hallazgo y la datación arqueomagnética de hornos de cal en el área maya, México. La relevancia de la datación arqueomagnética consiste en localizar las construcciones arquitectónicas y dilucidar el periodo de utilización por las sociedades que habitaron la zona de ubicación de dichas construcciones. Asumimos que se trataba de hornos prehispánicos por su asociación con el contexto de la excavación. Sin embargo, los resultados de la combinación de dataciones y métodos arqueométricos permitieron ubicar estas estructuras en distintos periodos de utilización y, por tanto, asumir la continuidad de esta tecnología productiva más allá del periodo prehispánico. Asimismo los trabajos de datación nos permiten clarificar la utilización de esta tecnología y práctica productiva en dicha zona cultural. ENGLISH: The investigation presented here is related to the discovery and archaeomagnetic dating of lime kilns in the Maya area, Mexico. The relevance of such dating is to locate architectural constructions and elucidate the period of use by societies that are responsible for their construction. We assume a prehispanic period for the kilns because of their context within the excavation. The combination of dating methods and archaeometric experiments allowed the identification of different periods of use and, therefore, suggests the persistence of this production technology beyond the prehispanic period. Dating work also allows us to clarify the use of this technology and productive practices in this cultural area.

  16. ${\\cal N}$ Goldstini

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    Cribiori, N; Farakos, F

    2016-01-01

    We study field theories with ${\\cal N}$ extended non-linearly realized supersymmetries, describing the couplings of models that contain ${\\cal N}$ goldstini. We review all the known formulations of the ${\\cal N}=1$ goldstino theories and we generalize them to an arbitrary number ${\\cal N}$ of non-linearly realized supersymmetries. We explicitly prove the equivalence of all these extended supersymmetry breaking models containing ${\\cal N}$ goldstini and reformulate the theory with ${\\cal N}$ supersymmetries in terms of standard ${\\cal N}=1$ constrained superfields.

  17. Nitrógeno residual y lixiviado del fertilizante en el sistema suelo-planta-zeolitas Residual and leached nitrogen in soil plant zeolite systems

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    Gabriela Civeira

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available La eficiencia de uso del N en agroecosistemas es considerada baja principalmente a causa de las pérdidas atribuidas a procesos entre los cuales se cuenta la lixiviación de los nitratos. Dichas pérdidas podrían ser mitigadas por modificación de la matriz del suelo incorporando zeolitas naturales en las formulaciones con fertilizantes nitrogenados. El objetivo principal de este trabajo fue evaluar el efecto de las zeolitas naturales en formulaciones con fertilizantes nitrogenados sobre los niveles de N residual y lixiviado en un suelo cultivado con maíz. Se hipotetizó que la zeolita aplicada con el fertilizante nitrogenado, provocará la reducción de los niveles de N residual y lixiviado aunque también afectando la disponibilidad de N para la planta. Un ensayo en condiciones controladas fue realizado entre los meses de febrero y abril de 2009. Se sembró maíz (Zea mays L. en macetas cuyo nivel de humedad fue mantenido en capacidad de campo. La zeolita y el fertilizante nitrogenado (Urea: [(NH22CO], sólida granulada, 46-0-0 fueron incorporados como mezcla física seca, al inicio del ensayo. Los tratamientos aplicados fueron T: testigo, Z1: 120 kg zeolita ha-1, Z2: 200 kg zeolita ha-1, N: 200 kg N ha-1, NZ1: 120 kg zeolita ha-1 + 200 kg N ha-1, NZ2: 200 kg zeolita ha-1 + 200 kg N ha-1. En el estado de floración femenina (R1 se tomaron muestras de suelo para la determinación del N residual (N-NO3 y N-NH4 y planta para la cuantificación de la materia seca (MS y el N absorbido. La eficiencia de uso de N (EUN fue evaluada en cada tratamiento. Finalmente, se realizó una lixiviación forzada con el fin de cuantificar el N lixiviado. Los datos obtenidos muestran que la aplicación conjunta del fertilizante con la menor dosis de zeolita (NZ1 incrementó significativamente el nivel de N absorbido por el maíz, la materia seca y la EUN respecto del tratamiento N. Estos resultados se explican por el efecto favorable de las zeolitas sobre la

  18. Estudio del encapsulamiento de metales en zeolita ZSM–5

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    Corrales Ortega, Carlos Darío

    2013-01-01

    Ciencia de Materiales Avanzados Resumen: La preparación y encapsulamiento de metales ha sido de gran interés en el desarrollo de materiales a escala nano por sus aplicaciones como sensores químicos, catalizadores, entre otros. Los catalizadores zeolíticos ZSM–5 se hicieron en cuatro etapas, i) la preparación de la zeolita ZSM–5 a escala manométrica, ii) síntesis de la sílice MCM–41, iii) compatibilización para la formación del hibrido MCM–41/ZSM–5 por interacciones electrostáticas y iv) en...

  19. PRIMJENA PRIRODNIH ZEOLITA U ZAŠTITI OKOLIŠA

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    Vojnović, Branka; Margeta, Karmen; Šiljeg, Mario; Cerjan Stefanović, Štefica; Bokić, Ljerka

    2013-01-01

    SAŽETAK: U ovome radu sažeta su istraživanja i vlastita iskustva o mogućnosti iskorištavanja svojstava prirodnog zeolita kod završnog stupnja obrade vode za uklanjanje tragova metalnih iona kao kroma, srebra i arsena. Arsen prisutan u prirodnim vodama je genetskog podrijetla zbog procesa razlaganja minerala kojim prolaze podzemne vode. Ostali ispitivani metalni ioni su uglavnom antropogenog podrijetla zbog utjecaja kemijske, tekstilne i metalurške industrije. Rezultati istraživanja pokazali s...

  20. Natural Mexican zeolite, potential material for hydrogen storage; Zeolita natural mexicana, material para su posible uso en el almacenamiento de hidrogeno

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    Iturbe-Garcia, J. L.; Lopez Munoz, B. E. [Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares (Mexico)]. E-mail: joseluis.iturbe@inin.gob.mx

    2009-09-15

    This work presents a study of the use of natural Mexican zeolite as a possible alternative for hydrogen storage. This zeolite material is from the state of Sonora. Its particle size was decreased using a grinding treatment with a mechanical alloying system for 5 hours. The mechanical alloying equipment was built in our Institute (Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares, ININ). Later, zeolite in powder form was characterized with x-ray diffraction and sweep electron microscopy. It was heated in a micro-reactor at 350 degrees Celsius, which was simultaneously emptied over 2 hours to eliminate humidity and possible gases trapped in its structure. Next, the temperature was reduce to 10 degrees Celsius and it was placed in contact with ultra-high pure hydrogen at a pressure of 10 bars for 10 minutes. The analysis of hydrogen trapped in the zeolite was conducted with gas chromatography. The results of the chromatograms indicate that the zeolite absorbed and liberated the hydrogen in completely different conditions than those reported in the literature. That is, with our experimental conditions at low pressure and temperature, the hydrogen was absorbed in this type of material. [Spanish] En este trabajo se presenta un estudio sobre el uso de una zeolita natural de origen mexicano como posible alternativa para almacenar hidrogeno. Este material zeolitico procede del Estado de Sonora, al cual se le disminuyo el tamano de particula mediante un tratamiento de molienda con un sistema de aleado mecanico durante 5 horas. El equipo de aleado mecanico se construyo en nuestro Instituto (Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares, ININ). Posteriormente, la zeolita en forma de polvo se caracterizo por medio de difraccion de rayos X y microscopia electronica de barrido. Se sometio a calentamiento en un micro-reactor a 350 grados Celsios y al mismo tiempo haciendo vacio durante 2 horas, para eliminar humedad y posibles gases que estuvieran atrapados en su estructura. En

  1. Caracterización preliminar de las zeolitas del yacimiento "Los Murcianos" Almería

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    Calvo Pérez, Benjamín; Costafreda Mustelier, Jorge Luis; Estévez Fernández, Esteban

    2005-01-01

    En un ambiente geológico volcánico, compuesto por andesitas piroxénicas, brechas, tobas, piroclastos de composición andesítica y dacítica, alteradas en gran parte por las soluciones hidrotermales, se encuentra un depósito de zeolita tipo mordenita, explotado desde hace varios años como bentonita. El reciente hallazgo de la zeolita con un contenido de mordenita de hasta 57 %, ha cambiado radicalmente la visión genética del yacimiento y con ello se han abierto nuevas posibilidade...

  2. Efeito dos conservantes sobre a densidade calórica em músculos de Hoplias aff. malabaricus (Bloch, 1794 (Osteichthyes, Erythrinidae Effect of preservatives on caloric density in the muscles of Hoplias aff. malabaricus (Bloch, 1794 (Osteichthyes, Erythrinidae

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    Milena Morimoto

    2002-05-01

    Full Text Available A conservação de amostras para a determinação dos valores calóricos em estudos de bioenergética de peixes tem se apresentado, na literatura, com uma variedade de métodos. Com o intuito de identificar o efeito de conservantes sobre os resultados obtidos com as diferentes técnicas de conservação, foram coletados exemplares adultos de Hoplias aff. malabaricus (Osteichthyes, Erythrinidae na planície de inundação do rio Paraná. De cada exemplar, foram retiradas 5 amostras da musculatura, as quais foram submetidas aos seguintes tratamentos: formol (4%, álcool (70%, congelamento (-10oC, nitrogênio líquido (-180oC e estufa à 60oC (amostra controle. Depois de 30 dias, todas as amostras foram secas em estufa à 60oC e posteriormente procedeu-se à determinação calórica de cada uma das amostras em bomba calorimétrica. Detectaram-se diferenças significativas entre os tratamentos (ANOVA: N=206; F=50,28; pThe preservation of samples for caloric values determination in bioenergetic studies of fish has been presented literature with a variety of methods. To identify the effect of preservatives over the results obtained with different preservation techniques, adult individuals of Hoplias aff. malabaricus (Osteichthyes, Erythrinidae were collected in Paraná river floodplain. From each fish, five samples were extracted from its dorsal muscle and submitted each sample for a different treatment: ice (-10ºC, formaldehyde (4%, alcohol (70%, liquid nitrogen (-180oC and a control sample immediately oven dried (60oC. After 30 days, the treatments were oven dried (60oC and caloric values of each sample were determined in a caloric bomb. Significant differences among the treatments were found (ANOVA: n = 206; F = 50.28; p < 0.001. Some evaluations of the effects of each treatment were presented for further comparisons with the results published in literature.

  3. Consolidating BPR with CALS

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    Larsen, Michael Holm; Leinsdorff, Torben; Madsen, Claus; Teller, Christian

    For almost a decade, Business Process Reengineering (BPR) has met a high degree of criticism as project implementations have failed to succeed in industry and public organisations. A vast majority of the reengineering literature recommends that information technology (IT) should enhance the...... efficiency of the concept. However, limited directions are provided.This article suggests that Continuous Acquisition and Lifecycle Support (CALS) is a viable concept to complement and thus consolidate BPR. This is based on two hypotheses stating that CALS provides guidelines for applying IT to increase the...

  4. REMOCIÓN DE COBRE Y NÍQUEL POR INTERCAMBIO CATIÓNICO CON UNA ZEOLITA NATURAL

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    Arnoldy Estupiñan

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Se empleó la zeolita natural clinoptilolita, para remover cobre y níquel de aguas residuales de una industria de galvanotecnia. La capacidad de intercambio determinada para la zeolita transformada al estado homoiónico sódico, fue de 0,794 meq/g para cobre y 0,447 meq/g para níquel. Se realizaron ensayos en cochada y en columna, alcanzando éste último un mayor acercamiento al equilibrio. En los ensayos de regeneración, la zeolita sódica concentró el cobre hasta 23,5 veces con respecto al valor que presenta en los enjuagues de los baños de recubrimiento en medio ácido, mostrando su potencialidad para usarla en el tratamiento de estos residuos, por su efectividad y bajo costo.

  5. Aktivni multifunkcijski pamuk obrađen nanočesticama zeolita

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    Grancarić, Ana Marija; Marković, Lea; Tarbuk, Anita

    2007-01-01

    Prirodni zeoliti su kristali aluminijskih silikata s jedinstvenim apsorpcijskim i katalitičkim svojstvima. U medicini im se pripisuju antitumorska, antialergijska, antiseptička, antireumatska i druga svojstva, te snažan utjecaj na poboljšanje cirkulacije. Dodatak nanočestica zeolita u različitim fazama predobrade i obrade tekstila novost je u oplemenjivanju tekstila za multifunkcijske učinke zaštite. Zeoliti doprinose zaštiti od UV zračenja jer raspršuju UV zračenje, za razlilku od drugih sre...

  6. Efeito do ultrassom associado ao gel de calêndula sobre a atividade reparadora em lesões musculares experimentais = Effect of ultrasound associated with calendula gel on restorative activity in experimental muscular injuries

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    Ana Clara de Albuquerque Botura; Diego da Silva Ricoldy; Juliano Yasuo Oda; Orlando Seiko Takemura

    2010-01-01

    Diversas técnicas têm sido propostas para o tratamento de lesões musculares, sendo a do ultrassom terapêutico uma das mais utilizadas. Além dos efeitos do ultrassom, este facilitaria, ainda, a permeação de drogas pelos tecidos (fonoforese). A calêndula é um fitoterápico que apresenta atividade cicatrizante empregada popularmente no tratamento de lesões. O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a eficácia do ultrassom, da fonoforese e a influência da aplicação tópica do gel extraído da Calendula of...

  7. AMPLEX-SiCAL

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    This paper reports on an analog signal processor using commercial 3 μm CMOS technology which has been designed and produced for the silicon luminosity calorimeter SiCAL of the ALEPH experiment. This processor is a modified version of the AMPLEX integrated circuit designed for the inner silicon detector of the UA-2 experiment. The output voltage swing has been increased to more than 5.5 Volt as required for the large dynamic range of 1000 MIPs or 3.8 pC2. A fast analog summation, based on a neural network principle called follower aggregation, computes the average input charges for triggering purposes. The chip contains 16 channels, with a charge amplifier, shaper, track-and-hold stage, multiplexer, fast analog sum and a calibration system. The power consumption of the overall chip is 100 mW. The equivalent noise charge is less than 0.13MIP (0.5 fC rms) for a 50 pF detector capacitance, and the peaking time is about 250ns

  8. ISOMERIZACIÓN DEL 1-CICLOHEXILOCTANO EN ZEOLITAS H-ZSM-22 Y H-Y

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    Jorge Quintero

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo presentamos los resultados de la evaluacion energetica de los intermediarios de la isomerización del 1-ciclohexiloctano en dos etapas. La primera etapa corresponde a la isomerización del 1-ciclohexiloctano en fase gaseosa vía carbocationes clásicos, usando el nivel de teoría DFT/B3LYP y conjunto de funciones base 6-31G.  En la segunda etapa se desarrolló la coordenada de reacción de la isomerización del 1-ciclohexiloctano en presencia de zeolitas ácidas H-ZSM-22 y H-Y empleando el método ONIOM, usando los niveles de teoría B3LYP/6-31G:UFF. Nuestros resultados muestran diferencias significativas entre las reacciones en fase gaseosa y condensada. Estas diferencias ponen de manifiesto la influencia del confinamiento cuántico que sufren las moléculas al interior de los sistemas microporosos del tipo zeolitas.

  9. CalNex Observational Data

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — Observations made during the 2010 CalNex measurement campaign. This dataset is associated with the following publication: Woody , M., K. Baker , P. Hayes, J....

  10. CalCOFI Egg Counts

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Fish egg counts and standardized counts for eggs captured in CalCOFI icthyoplankton nets (primarily vertical [Calvet or Pairovet], oblique [bongo or ring nets], and...

  11. Adubação da soja: IV - Estudo preliminar sobre maneiras de efetuar a calagem com calcário dolomítico e cal extinta Fertilizing soybeans: IV - Experiments on methods of applying liming materials

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    Shiro Miyasaka

    1966-01-01

    Full Text Available Em experiência realizada por três anos em solo ácido foi estudado o efeito, sôbre a produção da soja, da calagem com calcário dolomítico e cal extinta, aplicados em sulcos laterais aos de plantio ou a lanço, sòmente no primeiro ano ou parceladamente. O aumento médio de produção proporcionado pela calagem correspondeu a 59%, mas as diferenças entre os dois corretivos e os métodos de aplicação foram pequenas. O efeito imediato das doses empregadas sòmente no primeiro ano foi bem menor que o residual.An experiment was conducted on an acid soil at Campinas, State of São Paulo, to study the effects, on the yield of soybeans, of hydrated lime and dolomitic limestone broadcast or sideplaced, the entire doses being applied in the first year or portionswise over two or three years. The average increase through liming corresponded to 59%, but the differences between the two liming materials, as well as those shown by the methods of application were small. The direct effect of the entire doses applied in the first year was smaller than the residual effect.

  12. Effective CAL: theory and practice

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    Hassan Khan

    1995-12-01

    Full Text Available Modern-day authoring systems have made the production of CAL applications so easy that people with little computer literacy are able quite quickly to create elaborate multimedia applications. The point, however, is that while so many of us have become authors in the past few years, the objective of our creations has been somewhat missed. It is all to easy to see visually impressive multimedia CAL, and to convince ourselves that they represent good CAL material. An application may be quickly sanctioned, produced and implemented at universities, then attention is focused on to the next project. While evaluation is normally costed into a project, various constraints, such as shifting personnel or additional demands on funds, limit the evaluation of the application to ascertain whether the investment of producing it was worthwhile. The Hypertext Support Unit (HSU at the University of Kent was set up in 1992 to promote the pervasive use of hypertext across the campus. In its role as a support unit, it facilitates the development of CAL material in all disciplines in close collaboration with the content specialists, i.e. the lecturers. The HSU, along with many other units or departments, produce many CAL application paying attention to the aesthetics of interface design, but largely glossing over the learning instructions so vital to good CAL applications in harnessing the potential of multimedia in an educational environment. Too many people put a linear book on-line, give it some bookmarks, and call it hypertext; worse yet, they add a few scanned-in photographs and a soundtrack and call it multimedia (Fisher, 1994.

  13. CALS - What are the Potentials for SMEs ?

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    Bilberg, Arne; Larsen, Michael holm; Langer, Gilad; Grothe-Møller, Thorkild; Kirkby, Lars phillip

    demonstrate the potentials for improving business processes by effective information management. The three companies involved will demonstrate practical and innovative applications of CALS solutions, that will serve as examples for a wide variety of SMEs.The paper will focus on the industrial results and the...... CALS engineering activities. It will summarize some actual results, e.g. discussion of CALS modeling and analysis techniques. One such technique is "CALS mapping", providing the possibility to plot an actual company’s CALS status in relation to an "ideal" CALS company. Thus, pointing at the central...

  14. Procesos industriales de acondicionamiento de caolín para su utilización como materia prima en la síntesis de zeolita X

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    García Colina, Fernando

    1999-01-01

    [spa] La caolinita, constituyente principal del caolín, es una arcilla de fórmula 2SiO(2) Al(2).O(3).2H(2)O que da lugar a un producto de calcinación denominado metacaolinita, muy utilizado como materia prima en la síntesis de zeolitas de bajo contenido en SiO(2), como por ejemplo las zeolitas del grupo de la faujasita NaA, NaX y NaY (Breck, 1974). Aunque la producción de zeolita A para detergencia a partir de la metacaolinita ha sido ampliamente descrita en numerosas patentes y trabajos de i...

  15. Las Zeolitas y su Aplicación en la Descontaminación de Efluentes Mineros Zeolites and their Application in the Decontamination of Mine Wastewater

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    Adilson Curi; Wilmer J. V Granda; Hernani M Lima; Wilson T Sousa

    2006-01-01

    En este artículo se presenta la génesis, la estructura y la clasificación de las zeolitas naturales. Se describen las propiedades más relevantes de las mismas, tales como porosidad, adsorción e intercambio iónico. Se revisan los usos de las zeolitas naturales en el tratamiento de efluentes conteniendo metales pesados según la literatura vigente. Dichos usos están enfocados hacia el tratamiento de efluentes minero-metalúrgicos y la contaminación por mercurio en actividades mineras informales. ...

  16. Avaliação da capacidade dessecante de duas zeolitas obtidas da modificação hidrotérmica de um caulim vermelho do Ceará, Brasil

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    Girão J. H. S

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available As zeolitas P e phillipsita obtidas previamente, a partir de reações hidrotérmicas em meio alcalino de um caulim vermelho do Ceará, foram submetidas a avaliações quanto à capacidade dessecante aplicadas ao solvente acetato de etila contendo quantidades de água que variam de 0,1 a 1%v/v. Os resultados mostram que ambas zeolitas apresentam boa capacidade dessecante, tendo a phillipsita alcançado um desempenho notadamente superior ao da zeolita P.

  17. Función ventilatoria en obreros expuestos al polvo de zeolita

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    Guillermo López Espinosa

    2000-08-01

    Full Text Available El presente estudio descriptivo y prospectivo se realizó en la Mina-Planta Zeolita Tasajeras, ubicada en el municipio de Ranchuelo, provincia de Villa Clara, desde septiembre del año 1998 a 1999 con el objetivo de evaluar la función ventilatoria en un grupo de obreros expuestos al polvo del mineral. A los 37 trabajadores que llevan 2 o más años de labor en el centro se les aplicó un cuestionario y se efectuaron 2 estudios espirométricos con un intervalo de 1 año. La información se analizó y los resultados fueron: de los 16 pa-cientes con prueba funcional ventilatoria patológica en el año 1998 se extendió a 24 en el 1999. El 64,8 % con afectación espirométrica mantiene entre 6 a 10 años de exposición al polvo del mineral zeolita y el 58,3 % son fumadores. El patrón espirográfico que predominó fue el obstructivo (56,8 % y se aprecia en el 62,1 % de los estudiados una disminución del flujo espiratorio forzado al 25 % (Vmax 25/H/L/TThe present descriptive and prospective study was conducted in "Tasajeras" Zeolite Mine-Plant, located in the municipality of Ranchuelo, province of Villa Clara, from September, 1998, to September, 1999, aimed at evaluating the ventilatory function in a group of workers exposed to zeolite dust. 37 workers with 2 or more years in the center answered a questionnarie. 2 sperimotric studies were carried out with a one-year interval. The information was analyzed and the results were the following: the number of patients undergoing the pathological ventilatory functional test was increased from 16, in 1998, to 24, in 1999. 64.8% of those with spirometric affectation have been exposed between 6 and 10 years to zeolite dust and 58.3% are smokers. The obstructive spirographic pattern prevailed (56.8%. A reduction of the forced expiratory flow to 25% (Vmax 25/H/L/T was observed in 62.1% of the studied individuals

  18. Caracterización de la adsorcion de amonio y fosfato mediante zeolitas sintéticas modificadas

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    Cheng Cui, Yuanhao

    2015-01-01

    En el contexto legal actual se exige una eliminación del fósforo y nitrógeno casi completa en las aguas residuales. Por otro lado, conseguir recuperar estos nutrientes conllevaría beneficios tanto económicos como ecológicos ya que se cerraría el ciclo natural de estos dos elementos evitando su acumulación y previniendo la eutrofización en el medio acuático. El objetivo del presente proyecto es caracterizar el proceso de adsorción de amonio y fosfato mediante una zeolita sintetizada a parti...

  19. EMPLEO DE CATIONES FOSFONIO COMO AGENTES DIRECTORES DE ESTRUCTURA (ADEs) EN LA SÍNTESIS DE ZEOLITAS.

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    Hernández Rodríguez, Manuel

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    DESARROLLO DE NUEVOS MATERIALES MICROPOROSOS QUE PUEDEN SER DE INTERÉS EN PROCESOS DE PETROLEOQUÍMICA Y QUÍMICA FINA, ASÍ COMO EN PROCESOS DE ADSORCIÓN Y SEPARACIÓN DE HIDROCARBUROS LIGEROS, TALES COMO HIDROCARBUROS LINEALES DE RAMIFICADOS O PARAFINAS DE OLEFINAS. EN CONCRETO SE PRETENDEN SINTETIZAR NUEVAS ZEOLITAS PURAMENTE SILÍCEAS O DE ALTA RELACIÓN Si/T(III) CON PROPIEDADES CATALÍTICAS Y DE ADSORCIÓN BIEN DEFINIDAS TANTO POR SU COMPOSICIÓN QUÍMICA COMO POR LA NATURALEZA Y DIMENSIONES D...

  20. Síntesis de Zeolitas del tipo ZSM y su utilización en la producción de Hidrocarburos aromáticos a partir de Metanol

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    Jorge Bonilla; Sánchez, José R.; José M. Rincón; Luisa A. Pacheco

    2009-01-01

    Se sintetizaron las zeolitas ZSM-5 H *, ZSM- 8H * y ZSM-11H * y se utilizaron como catalizadores en la conversión de metanol a hidrocarburos y agua. La zeolita ZSM-5 presentó los mejores rendimientos de conversión a productos de punto de ebullición similares a los de la gasolina y en su mayoría aromáticos.

  1. Síntesis de Zeolitas del tipo ZSM y su utilización en la producción de Hidrocarburos aromáticos a partir de Metanol

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    Jorge Bonilla

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Se sintetizaron las zeolitas ZSM-5 H *, ZSM- 8H * y ZSM-11H * y se utilizaron como catalizadores en la conversión de metanol a hidrocarburos y agua. La zeolita ZSM-5 presentó los mejores rendimientos de conversión a productos de punto de ebullición similares a los de la gasolina y en su mayoría aromáticos.

  2. ZEOLITAS NaY INTERCAMBIADAS CON METALES DE TRANSICIÓN (Fe2+, Co2+, Mo2+, Mn2+ COMO CATALIZADORES PARA LA OXIDACIÓN DE LIMONENO

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    Nubia Quiroz Prada

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Se obtuvieron zeolitas NaMY (M = Fe2+, Co2+, Mn2+, Mo2+ y NaCoMoY, las cuales fueron caracterizadas por espectrometría de absorción atómica, difracción de rayos X y análisis termogravimétrico. Estas zeolitas se ensayaron como catalizadores en la oxidación de R-(+-limoneno por oxígeno molecular y yodosilbenceno. El análisis por cromatografía de gases de alta resolución reveló que los principales productos de oxidación fueron los 1,2-epóxilimonenos, en relación molar cis/trans = 2. Otros productos mayoritarios fueron la carvona y los isómeros geométricos del carveol, en relación cis/trans = 0.5. Como resultado del intercambio iónico, se obtuvieron concentraciones de alrededor de un ion de Fe2+, Mn2+, Co2+ o Mo2+ por celda unitaria en las zeolitas NaMY. Estas zeolitas exhibieron actividad catalítica en la oxidación del limoneno. Los iones Co2+ y Fe2+ mostraron la mayor actividad. Las zeolitas NaCoMoY también fueron buenos catalizadores de esta oxidación, pero no se observaron efectos significativos de cooperación entre los dos metales.

  3. Eficiencia energética en la trituración por impactos en la planta de zeolitas de San Andrés (Holguín, Cuba

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    José Ramón Hechavarría-Pérez

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo tiene como objetivo la evaluación a escala industrial de la eficiencia energética de una trituradora de ma rtillos en la planta de zeolitas de San Andrés. Variando los niveles de las v ariables de operación (velocidad del rotor, cantidad de martill os y productividad del triturador, se r ealizaron dos series de ensa yos para determinar su influencia en la potencia consumida por el motor de la trituradora; y la influencia sobre energía específica en tritur ación. El modelo del experimento obtenido de la primera serie d e ensayos demostró la influencia de las variables de operación en la pote ncia consumida por el motor de la trituradora. La relación entr e la energía consumida en la trituración y pro ductividad y velocidad de la t rituradora mostró su fuerte infl uencia en los indicadores energ o-tecnológicos. El régimen más eficiente corre sponde a los niveles de 1100rpm d e velocidad del rotor, 2 martillos y 15 t/h de productividad.

  4. Aplicación de la técnica de separación granulométrica por vía húmeda para determinar el origen del fe en zeolitas naturales

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    Abraham Mendoza Córdova

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Las zeolitas son un grupo de minerales considerados industriales ya que por sus características físicas y químicas tienen una aplicación muy amplia. La fórmula general de las zeolitas es la siguiente: Mx Dy (Alx+2y Sin-(x+2y O2n.mH2 O, donde M y D representan cationes intercambiables que pueden balancear la carga negativa de la molécula AlO2, dichos cationes generalmente son elementos alcalinos y alcalinotérreos como Na, K y Ca. Sin embargo, al revisar la composición química de algunas zeolitas estudiadas en Sonora y en otros lugares del mundo, llama la atención la presencia de fierro en una proporción muy similar a la de los elementos alcalinos y alcalinotérreos, normalmente representados por más del 1% (principalmente el Ca. Particularmente se experimentó con zeolitas del yacimiento de La Palma en Sonora, para probar que el Fierro presente en las zeolitas corresponde a una mezcla de minerales como magnetita y hematita, demostrando que no se encuentra formando parte de la estructura de la zeolita como catión intercambiable.

  5. Síntesis de zeolita lta: optimización de las condiciones de síntesis, usando el método simplex secuencial modificado

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    García Soto, Andrés Ricardo; Rodríguez Niño, Gerardo; Trujillo, Carlos Alexander

    2012-01-01

    Este artículo presenta un estudio del efecto simultáneo de las variables de síntesis más significativas en la obtención de Zeolita LTA. Se aplicó el método simplex modificado para determinar las condiciones óptimas de síntesis, definiendo como función y objetivo la cristalinidad relativa de la zeolita obtenida y evaluada mediante la difracción de rayos X. Se requirieron 24 ensayos para que el método convergiera de manera óptima, logrando así, una cristalinidad de 95,4 %, obtenida para las rel...

  6. Las zeolitas de los basaltos del Grupo Volcánico Isla James Ross, en las proximidades de Punta Santa Rita, isla James Ross, Antártida

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    Teresita Montenegro

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available En la isla James Ross, al noreste de la península Antártica, afloran sedimentitas cretácicas y las suprayacen los basaltos del Grupo Volcánico Isla James Ross. Éstos se caracterizan por diferentes coladas emplazadas en ambientes marino subácueo, subglacial, y subaéreo. Las coladas emplazadas en ambiente subácueo originan hialoclastitas. En Punta Santa Rita (64°13'52''LS y 57°16'10''LO, situada al sureste de Punta Ekelöf, algunos niveles de basaltos subaéreos poseen estructura amigdaloide, con cavidades de tamaño variable entre 0,3 mm y 1 cm, rellenas con zeolitas y calcita. Los minerales que componen el relleno de las cavidades han sido estudiados con técnicas petrográficas convencionales, microscopía electrónica de barrido, EDS y difracción de rayos x. Todas las zeolitas están enriquecidas en Na. Un intercrecimiento de chabazita-gmelinita, tapiza las paredes de las cavidades, acompañadas por analcima, thomsonita, phillipsita, y calcita hacia el centro, mineral que también se presenta en venillas. El vidrio palagonítico se localiza en las superficies libres y químicamente también está enriquecido en Na, además de Al, K y Ca. Las asociaciones de zeolitas se habrían originado por reacción con aguas superficiales durante el enfriamiento inicial de los flujos de lavas y por recristalización de vidrio. Los basaltos habrían estado expuestos a la acción de fluidos de origen marino, evidenciado por la abundancia de Na hallada en todas las zeolitas y en la palagonita.

  7. Evaluación de la zeolita como soporte sólido para la formulación del biofertilizante Azospirillum

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    Dayamí Borges-Rodríguez; Ana Nelis San Juan-Rodríguez; Angela O. Díaz-LLanes; Eulalia Gómez-Santiesteban; Raúl Hernández-Sanchez

    2012-01-01

    Se realizó una caracterización física de la zeolita proveniente de los yacimientos de San Juan de la Yeras, con el objetivo de evaluar sus posibilidades para ser usada como soporte sólido en la formulación del biofertilizante Azospirillum. Se evaluaron fracciones de tres tamaños de partícula, de las que la fracción Zoac (

  8. Estimación de propiedades termodinámicas de silicatos. Construcción de diagramas de actividad de zeolitas

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    La Iglesia, A.

    1995-12-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we analyze the present methods of estimation of the thermodynamic properties of silicates with special emphasis on the free energy and enthalpy of zeolites. These data are not available in the literature, as these phases are chemically complexo The obtained values allow us to build the 10 following thermodynamic equilibrium diagrams: solubility of laumontite, chabazite, analcime, volcanic glass, zeolite A and zeolite X, and stability diagrams of chabazite-analcime-phillipsite-volcanic glass, clinoptilolite-phillipsite-erionite, prehnite-laumontite-heulandite, and kaolinite-metakaolinhidrosodalite-zeolite A. These diagrams can be useful to understand the genesis of these minerals and the processes that allow their formation in the laboratory.En este artículo se pasa revista a los métodos actuales de estimación de propiedades termodinámicas de silicatos, haciendo especial énfasis a los dedicados a la estimación de la energía libre de formación y de la entalpía de zeolitas, datos poco disponibles en la bibliografía debido a la complejidad química de estas fases. Los valores obtenidos han permitido construir los 10 diagramas de equilibrio termodinámico siguientes: diagramas de solubilidad de laumontita, chabazita, analcima, vidrio volcánico, zeolita A y zeolita X y los de estabilidad de chabazita-analcima-philipsitavidrio volcánico, clinoptilolita-philipsita-erionita, prehnita-laumontita-heulandita y caolinita-metacaolinita-hidrosodalita-zeolita A. Estos diagramas pueden explicar la génesis de los minerales o los procesos que dan lugar a su síntesis en el laboratorio.

  9. Computer Assisted Learning (CAL) durch Berechnungsexperimente

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    Grob, Heinz Lothar (Ed.)

    1994-01-01

    Im Mittelpunkt von Computer Assisted Learning (CAL) steht der Arbeitsplatz eines Studierenden. Durch gezielte DV-Unterstützung soll der Studierende von Routinetätigkeiten entlastet und dazu ermuntert werden, sich vertieft auf theoretisches Neuland zu begeben. Das Spektrum der CAL-Varianten reicht dabei von einfachen Multiple-Choice-Programmen bis zu Multi-User-Produkten wie Planspielen. Realisierte Anwendungsgebiete aus dem wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Bereich sind beispielsweise Teile der P...

  10. NotCal04 - Comparison / Calibration 14C records 26-50 cal kBP

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    der Plicht, J v; Beck, J; Bard, E; Baille, M

    2004-11-11

    The radiocarbon calibration curve, IntCal04, extends back to 26 cal kBP. While several high resolution records exist beyond this limit, these data sets exhibit discrepancies one to another of up to several millennia. As a result, no calibration curve for the time range 26-50 cal kBP can be recommended as yet, but in this paper the IntCal04 working group compares the available data sets and offers a discussion of the information that they hold.

  11. Developmental evolution of flowering plant pollen tube cell walls: callose synthase (CalS gene expression patterns

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    Abercrombie Jason M

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background A number of innovations underlie the origin of rapid reproductive cycles in angiosperms. A critical early step involved the modification of an ancestrally short and slow-growing pollen tube for faster and longer distance transport of sperm to egg. Associated with this shift are the predominantly callose (1,3-β-glucan walls and septae (callose plugs of angiosperm pollen tubes. Callose synthesis is mediated by callose synthase (CalS. Of 12 CalS gene family members in Arabidopsis, only one (CalS5 has been directly linked to pollen tube callose. CalS5 orthologues are present in several monocot and eudicot genomes, but little is known about the evolutionary origin of CalS5 or what its ancestral function may have been. Results We investigated expression of CalS in pollen and pollen tubes of selected non-flowering seed plants (gymnosperms and angiosperms within lineages that diverged below the monocot/eudicot node. First, we determined the nearly full length coding sequence of a CalS5 orthologue from Cabomba caroliniana (CcCalS5 (Nymphaeales. Semi-quantitative RT-PCR demonstrated low CcCalS5 expression within several vegetative tissues, but strong expression in mature pollen. CalS transcripts were detected in pollen tubes of several species within Nymphaeales and Austrobaileyales, and comparative analyses with a phylogenetically diverse group of sequenced genomes indicated homology to CalS5. We also report in silico evidence of a putative CalS5 orthologue from Amborella. Among gymnosperms, CalS5 transcripts were recovered from germinating pollen of Gnetum and Ginkgo, but a novel CalS paralog was instead amplified from germinating pollen of Pinus taeda. Conclusion The finding that CalS5 is the predominant callose synthase in pollen tubes of both early-diverging and model system angiosperms is an indicator of the homology of their novel callosic pollen tube walls and callose plugs. The data suggest that CalS5 had transient expression

  12. Efecto antiinflamatorio preclínico del polvo seco de Caléndula officinalis

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    Núñez Figueredo, Yanier; Montero Alarcón, Claudia; Agüero Fernández, Sara; Muñoz Cernuda, Adriana

    2007-01-01

    Para demostrar la actividad antiinflamatoria del polvo seco Caléndula officinalis secado por atomización se emplearon dosis de 50, 150 y 450 mg/Kg y se evaluó el efecto sobre la inflamación aguda provocada por carragenina, dextrán, histamina y serotonina y granuloma inducido por discos de algodón en ratas y edema auricular inducido por aceite de crotón en ratones. El polvo seco mostró efecto inhibitorio sobre los diferentes modelos empleados sin afectar el peso del timo y las glándulas suprar...

  13. Valoración de un residuo minero rico en óxidos de silicio mediante su transformación hacia zeolitas a través de un proceso hidrotérmico

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    Medina Villamil, Andrés Felipe

    2014-01-01

    La transformación de un residuo sólido, producido por la actividad minera desarrollada por la empresa Agregados Cantarrana, en zeolitas mediante procesos de conversión directa e indirecta fue el objetivo del presente trabajo. La selección de zeolitas como el objetivo de la conversión fue motivada por la composición del residuo caracterizada por la presencia mayoritaria de óxidos de silicio. Los procesos investigados emplearon pseudobehmita, sintetizada a partir de la hidrólisis de alcóxidos d...

  14. The TileCal Laser Calibration System

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    Giangiobbe, Vincent; On Behalf Of The Atlas Tile Calorimeter Group

    TileCal is the central hadronic calorimeter of the ATLAS detector operating at LHC. It is a sampling calorimeter whose active material is made of scintillating plastic tiles. Scintillation light is read by photomultipliers. A Laser system is used to monitor their gain stability. During dedicated calibration runs the Laser system sends via long optical fibers, a monitored amount of light simultaneously to all the ≈10000 photomultipliers of TileCal. This note describes two complementary methods to measure the stability of the photomultipliers gain using the Laser calibration runs. The results of validation tests are presented for both methods and theirrespective performances and limitations are discussed.

  15. A Simple Acronym for Doing Calculus: CAL

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    Hathaway, Richard J.

    2008-01-01

    An acronym is presented that provides students a potentially useful, unifying view of the major topics covered in an elementary calculus sequence. The acronym (CAL) is based on viewing the calculus procedure for solving a calculus problem P* in three steps: (1) recognizing that the problem cannot be solved using simple (non-calculus) techniques;…

  16. Las Zeolitas y su Aplicación en la Descontaminación de Efluentes Mineros Zeolites and their Application in the Decontamination of Mine Wastewater

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    Adilson Curi

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se presenta la génesis, la estructura y la clasificación de las zeolitas naturales. Se describen las propiedades más relevantes de las mismas, tales como porosidad, adsorción e intercambio iónico. Se revisan los usos de las zeolitas naturales en el tratamiento de efluentes conteniendo metales pesados según la literatura vigente. Dichos usos están enfocados hacia el tratamiento de efluentes minero-metalúrgicos y la contaminación por mercurio en actividades mineras informales. El estudio muestra que las zeolitas naturales son eficientes en la remoción de metales pesados en efluentes minero metalúrgicos, pueden ser producidas y beneficiadas a bajo costo, y pueden ser usadas también para la adsorción de vapores de mercurio en hornos de copelas quemadores de amalgama.This paper describes the genesis, structure and classification of natural zeolites, including their most relevant properties such as porosity, adsorption and ionic exchange. The use of natural zeolites in the treatment of effluents containing heavy metals is reviewed based on current literature. These uses are focused on mineral-metallurgical effluents and mercury pollution related to artisan mining activities. The study shows that natural zeolites are efficient in removal of heavy metals in metal mining effluents, can be produced and improved at a low cost, and can also be used to adsorb mercury vapors from ovens used to fire amalgams.

  17. Influencia de la zeolita de Cabo de Gata, Almería, en la evolución del fraguado de morteros de cemento

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    Costafreda Mustelier, Jorge Luis; Calvo Pérez, Benjamín

    2007-01-01

    La mezcla de cemento portland con agua produce reacciones hidráulicas muy activas, dando lugar a la formación de productos estables, tales como portlandita y tobermorita, a partir de la hidratación de fases minerales anhidras que están en su composición primaria. La presencia de zeolita en morteros de cemento produce ciertas influencias en el comportamiento de esta reacción, favoreciendo la formación de productos igualmente estables y duraderos. El presente trabajo muestra este...

  18. MODIFICACIONES DE LAS PROPIEDADES TEXTURALES Y ESTRUCTURALES DE UNA ZEOLITA USY Y DE SUS MEZCLAS CON "CAOLÍN CLAY" Y CLORHIDROL COMO CONSECUENCIA DEL TRATAMIENTO HIDROTÉRMICO

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    Yazmin Yaneth Agamez Pertuz

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available El catalizador de FCC está constituido por partículas de composición compleja donde el componente activo es una zeolita Y. En este trabajo se presentan los resultados texturales y estructurales de una zeolita USY comercial lixiviada, de una serie de catalizadores con 7, 15, 25, 35 y 45% de material activo y los de estos materiales desactivados hidrotérmicamente. Las muestras se caracterizaron por fluorescencia de rayos X (FRX, difracción de rayos X (DRX, resonancia magnética nuclear de silicio (29Si RMN y fisiadsorción de nitrógeno a 77 K. A partir de estos resultados se hallaron correlaciones entre el volumen de microporo y el contenido de zeolita y entre el grado de cristalinidad y el porcentaje de zeolita. Además, se encontró que un tratamiento con sólo 20% de vapor de agua a 1033 K durante 16 horas destruye los grupos estructurales Si(2Al y Si(3Al como reflejo de la dealuminización drástica que sufre el material. 

  19. Partial ${\\cal N}=2 \\to {\\cal N}=1$ supersymmetry breaking and gravity deformed chiral rings

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    David, J R; Narain, K S; David, Justin R.; Gava, Edi

    2004-01-01

    We present a derivation of the chiral ring relations, arising in ${\\cal N}=1$ gauge theories in the presence of (anti-)self-dual background gravitational field $G_{\\alpha\\beta\\gamma}$ and graviphoton field strength $F_{\\alpha\\beta}$. These were previously considered in the literature in order to prove the relation between gravitational F-terms in the gauge theory and coefficients of the topological expansion of the related matrix integral. We consider the spontaneous breaking of ${\\cal N} =2$ to ${\\cal N} =1$ supergravity coupled to vector- and hyper-multiplets, and take a rigid limit which keeps a non-trivial $G_{\\alpha\\beta\\gamma}$ and $F_{\\alpha\\beta}$ with a finite supersymmetry breaking scale. We derive the resulting effective, global, ${\\cal N}=1$ theory and show that the chiral ring relations are just a consequence of the standard ${\\cal N}=2$ supergravity Bianchi identities . We can also obtain models with matter in different representations and in particular quiver theories. We also show that, in the...

  20. Nonlinear waves in $\\cal PT$-symmetric systems

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    Konotop, Vladimir V; Zezyulin, Dmitry A

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    Recent progress on nonlinear properties of parity-time ($\\cal PT$-) symmetric systems is comprehensively reviewed in this article. $\\cal PT$ symmetry started out in non-Hermitian quantum mechanics, where complex potentials obeying $\\cal PT$ symmetry could exhibit all-real spectra. This concept later spread out to optics, Bose-Einstein condensates, electronic circuits, and many other physical fields, where a judicious balancing of gain and loss constitutes a $\\cal PT$-symmetric system. The natural inclusion of nonlinearity into these $\\cal PT$ systems then gave rise to a wide array of new phenomena which have no counterparts in traditional dissipative systems. Examples include the existence of continuous families of nonlinear modes and integrals of motion, stabilization of nonlinear modes above $\\cal PT$-symmetry phase transition, symmetry breaking of nonlinear modes, distinctive soliton dynamics, and many others. In this article, nonlinear $\\cal PT$-symmetric systems arising from various physical disciplines ...

  1. 2006 National Caring Awards. Cal Ripken Jr.

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    2006-11-01

    You can tell a lot about baseball legend Cal Ripken from his office in Baltimore. It's full of mahogany furniture that bespeaks his new role as businessman and philanthropist. Books are piled on the windowsill. Above the sofa are two pictures, one of the All-Century players--he and Ernie Banks are the only shortstops--and another of himself in 1995 after he broke Lou Gehrig's record for consecutive games played. Looming above it all is a huge pencil drawing of Mr. Ripken's dad, the person who shaped him as a player and a man. PMID:17153680

  2. DOSAR/CalLab Operations Manual

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    The Life Sciences Division (LSD) of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has a long record of radiation dosimetry research, primarily using the Health Physics Research Reactor (HPRR) and the Dosimetry Applications Research (DOSAR) Program Calibration Laboratory (CalLab), referred to formerly as the Radiation Calibration Laboratory. These facilities have been used by a broad segment of the research community to perform a variety of experiments in areas including, but not limited to, radiobiology, radiation dosimeter and instrumentation development and calibration, and the testing of materials in a variety of radiation environments

  3. Determinantes da estrutura de capitais : o caso do sector do calçado

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    Vaz, Sara Raquel

    2015-01-01

    O tema estrutura de capitais tem desenvolvido diversas teorias e tem sido alvo de investigação desde os primeiros estudos de Modigliani e Miller (1958). A presente dissertação tem como objectivo analisar os determinantes da estrutura de capitais, com base em diversas investigações desenvolvidas sobre o tema da estrutura de capitais. Pretende-se verificar quais os factores influenciadores do nível de endividamento de empresas do sector do calçado Português, tentado enquadrar nas teorias rel...

  4. Scheduling of CAL actor networks based on dynamic code analysis

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    Boutellier, Jani; Silven, Olli; Raulet, Mickaël

    2011-01-01

    International audience CAL is a dataflow oriented language for writing high-level specifications of signal processing applications. The language has recently been standardized and selected for the new MPEG Reconfigurable Video Coding standard. Application specifications written in CAL can be transformed into executable implementations through development tools. Unfortunately, the present tools provide no way to schedule the CAL entities efficiently at run-time. This paper proposes an autom...

  5. A influência do uso acumulado de calçados de corrida sobre a força de reação do solo e as respostas de pressão plantar The influence of running shoes cumulative usage on the ground reaction forces and plantar pressure responses

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    Roberto Bianco

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Acredita-se que a eficiência do calçado seja afetada pelo uso prolongado, mas as alterações biomecânicas ainda não estão bem compreendidas. O objetivo deste estudo é analisar a influência do uso de calçados de corrida na força de reação do solo e os parâmetros de pressão plantar. Três corredores do sexo masculino receberam quatro calçados de corrida para usarem em suas sessões de treinamento. O Sistema Gaitway e o Sistema de F-scan foram usados para registrar a força de reação do solo e parâmetros pressão plantar em diferentes regiões do pé. As coletas ocorreram em quatro momentos: novo e 100, 200 e 300 km de uso. O primeiro pico diminuiu da condição novo para os 300 km de uso (p The prolonged use of a running shoe is thought to affect the efficiency of its impact attenuation properties. However, its effect over biomechanical variables has yet not been well understood. The aim of this study was to examine the influence of running shoe usage on ground reaction force and plantar pressure parameters. Three male runners received four running shoes each to use at their training sessions. The Gaitway System was used to register the vertical component of the ground reaction force, whereas the contact area and peak plantar pressure at different regions of the foot were assessed via the the F-scan System. Data collection occurred at baseline (when the shoes were new - New and after 100, 200 and 300km of use. The first peak decreased significantly from New to 300km (p < 0.01 and the loading rate showed a significant decrease at 200km in relation to the New condition (p < 0.01. Total area increased significantly from New to 100km (p < 0.01 of use and maintained a similar value when compared with the other conditions. There was a continuous and significant decrease (p < 0.01 on forefoot peak pressure as the mileage increased from New to 300km. The hallux peak pressure values were significantly smaller (p < 0.01 at 300km when

  6. Cal Council at Seventy: Past, Present, and Future

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    Cantor, James S.

    2015-01-01

    James Cantor, a professor in the College of Education at California State University, describes his history with the California Council on Teacher Education (CCTE or Cal Council) before becoming the President of the CCTE in 2008. He served as an active member for 10 years prior to becoming the Cal Council President. The author shares the…

  7. An Interaction of Screen Colour and Lesson Task in CAL

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    Clariana, Roy B.

    2004-01-01

    Colour is a common feature in computer-aided learning (CAL), though the instructional effects of screen colour are not well understood. This investigation considers the effects of different CAL study tasks with feedback on posttest performance and on posttest memory of the lesson colour scheme. Graduate students (n=68) completed a computer-based…

  8. Finished Genome Sequence of Collimonas arenae Cal35

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    Wu, Je-Jia; de Jager, Victor; Deng, Wen-ling; Leveau, Johan

    2015-01-01

    We announce the finished genome sequence of soil forest isolate Collimonas arenae Cal35, which comprises a 5.6-Mbp chromosome and 41-kb plasmid. The Cal35 genome is the second one published for the bacterial genus Collimonas and represents the first opportunity for high-resolution comparison of geno

  9. Un material electroluminiscente conteniendo un polímero conjugado o complejos de metales térreos en el interior de zeolitas y materiales porosos, y su procedimiento de preparación

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    Álvaro Rodríguez, Mercedes; Corma, Avelino; Galletero, María Sales; García Gómez, Hermenegildo

    2005-01-01

    Un material electroluminiscente que comprende al menos un compuesto electroluminiscente soportado en una matriz, en el que la matriz está seleccionada entre materiales microporosos y materiales mesoporosos, seleccionados entre zeolitas, óxidos porosos, tamices moleculares, silicoaluminofosfatos y aluminosilicatos, el compuesto electroluminiscente está seleccionado entre polímeros derivados de polifenilenvinileno, complejos de iones de metales térreos con 8-hidroxiquinolina, y combinaciones de...

  10. Hidrólise da cana-de-açúcar com cal virgem ou cal hidratada Hydrolysis of cane sugar with lime or hydrated lime

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    Diego Azevedo Mota

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    Full Text Available Objetivou-se estudar o efeito do tratamento alcalino da cana-de-açúcar com cal virgem ou cal hidratada sobre a composição bromatológica e a digestibilidade in vitro da matéria seca, da fibra em detergente neutro e da fibra em detergente ácido. Utilizou-se um delineamento inteiramente casualizado em esquema fatorial 3 × 3, composto de três formas de processamento da cana (in natura; cana hidrolisada com 0,5% de cal virgem; e cana hidrolisada com 0,5% de cal hidratada e três tempos de armazenamento (12, 36 e 60 horas. As formas de processamento influenciaram os teores de matéria orgânica, matéria mineral, carboidratos totais e hemicelulose, assim como os teores de fibra em detergente neutro e nutrientes digestíveis totais. Os tempos de armazenamento influenciaram os teores de proteína bruta, matéria orgânica, carboidratos totais e hemicelulose. Entre os minerais, somente o teor de cálcio teve aumento com a inclusão de ambos os tipos de cal em relação à cana-de-açúcar, que não sofreu o processo de hidrólise. Os coeficientes de digestibilidade da matéria seca e da fibra em detergente neutro aumentaram com a hidrólise da cana em comparação à cana in natura. A hidrólise com cal hidratada ou com cal virgem mantém o valor nutricional da cana-de-açúcar, permitindo que possa ser utilizada depois de até 60 horas de armazenamento.The objective of the present work was to evaluate the effect of the alkaline treatment of sugarcane with virgin lime or hydrated lime on the bromatologic composition and in vitro digestibility of dry matter, neutral detergent fiber, and acid detergent fiber. It was used a complete random design with a 3 × 3 factorial scheme composed by three forms of of sugarcane processing (in natura sugarcane; hydrolyzed sugarcane with 0.5% virgin lime; and hydrolyzed sugarcane with 0.5% hydrated lime and three storage times (12, 36 and 60 hours. The forms of processing changed the contents of organic matter

  11. Uso da adubação orgânica e cobertura morta na cultura da calêndula (Calendula officinalis L.).

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    C.B.O. Araújo; Santos, A. M.; L. A. Fernandes; Martins, E. R.; R.A. Sampaio; Costa, C. A.; G.L.D. Leite

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    A calêndula representa fonte alternativa econômica principalmente para a agricultura familiar. O objetivo do presente trabalho foi avaliar os efeitos da adubação orgânica e do uso da cobertura morta sobre a produção de biomassa e teor de flavonóides totais em plantas de calêndula. O experimento foi realizado no Campus de Montes Claros da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, utilizando-se o delineamento em blocos casualizados em esquema fatorial 2x2x4 com quatro repetições: duas épocas de col...

  12. Estudio cronológico de la evolución de los estucos de cal en la ciudad de Barcelona

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    Méndez Pendavis, Edith

    2010-01-01

    El objetivo de este proyecto es el Estudio cronológico de la evolución de los Estucos de Cal en la Ciudad de Barcelona. Barcelona es una ciudad donde los estucos de cal están muy presentes en sus fachadas, actualmente no se conoce que exista mucha documentación sobre este tema así que mediante este trabajo se intenta conocer más profundamente esta técnica de revestimiento de fachadas centrado principalmente en Barcelona. A partir de la poca información que he podido recopila...

  13. CalCOFI Larvae Counts, Scientific Names TF to U

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Fish larvae counts and standardized counts for larvae captured in CalCOFI icthyoplankton nets (primarily vertical [Calvet or Pairovet], oblique [bongo or ring...

  14. CALS - what are the potentials for SME’s ?

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    Bilberg, Arne; Thomsen, Finn Tang; Larsen, Michael Holm;

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    the potentials for improvingbusiness processes by effective information management. The threecompanies involved will demonstrate practical and innovativeapplications of CALS solutions, that will serve as examples for awide variety of SMEs. The paper will focus on the industrial results and the...

  15. CalCOFI Larvae Counts, Scientific Names SB to SC

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Fish larvae counts and standardized counts for larvae captured in CalCOFI icthyoplankton nets (primarily vertical [Calvet or Pairovet], oblique [bongo or ring...

  16. California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations (CalCOFI)Database

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This database contains icthyoplankton data collected as part of the California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations (CalCOFI) program and other cruises...

  17. CalCOFI Larvae Counts, Scientific Names CI to CO

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Fish larvae counts and standardized counts for larvae captured in CalCOFI icthyoplankton nets (primarily vertical [Calvet or Pairovet], oblique [bongo or ring...

  18. Accelerating universe in $f({\\cal R})$ brane gravity

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    Atazadeh, K.; Farhoudi, M.; Sepangi, H. R.

    2008-01-01

    We study a 5-dimensional $f({\\cal R})$ brane gravity within the framework of scalar-tensor type theories. We show that such a model predicts, for a certain choice of $f({\\cal R})$ and a spatially flat universe, an exponential potential, leading to an accelerated expanding universe driven solely by the curvature of the bulk space. This result is consistent with the observational data in the cosmological scale.

  19. Building the 'JMMC Stellar Diameters Catalog' using SearchCal

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    Lafrasse, Sylvain; Mella, Guillaume; Bonneau, Daniel; Duvert, Gilles; Delfosse, Xavier; Chesneau, Olivier; Chelli, Alain

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    11 pages, to be published in SPIE'2010 conference on "Optical and Infrared Interferometry II" The JMMC Calibrator Workgroup has long developed methods to ascertain the angular diameter of stars, and provides this expertise in the SearchCal software. SearchCal dynamically finds calibrators near science objects by querying CDS hosted catalogs according to observational parameters. Initially limited to bright objects (K magnitude ≤ 5.5), it has been upgraded with a new method providing calibr...

  20. Deshidratación catalítica de etanol a etileno sobre hmor y hzsm-5 modificada con hierro y cobre

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    Agudelo, José Luis; Montes de Correa, Consuelo

    2010-01-01

    Se estudió la deshidratación catalItica de etanol a etileno en fase gaseosa sobre HMOR (Si/Al = 6.5), HZSM-5 (Si/Al = 29), Cu-HZSM-5 (Si/Al = 98) y Fe-HZSM-5 (Si/Al = 151); a presión atmosférica y en un intervalo de temperaturas entre 120-300°C. Los catalizadores soportados en HZSM-5 fueron activos a temperaturas por encima de 260°C, obteniéndose conversiones superiores al 60%. El etileno fue el producto predominante en la deshidratación. La presencia de cobre en la zeolita HZSM-5 incr...

  1. Efeito da maturação gonadal sobre o conteúdo calórico e condição geral de peixes da planície de inundação do alto rio Paraná - DOI: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v26i2.1635 Effect of gonadal maturation on the caloric content and general condition of fish from the upper Paraná river floodplain - DOI: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v26i2.1635

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    Anna Christina Esper Amaro de Faria

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    Full Text Available Com o intuito de investigar a alocação de energia e a correlação entre esta e o fator de condição (K de peixes da planície de inundação do alto rio Paraná (22º43’S; 53º32’W, foram selecionadas as espécies Serrasalmus marginatus (piscívora, Loricariichthys Platymetopon (detritívora, Leporinus friderici (onívora-herbívora e Parauchenipterus galeatus (onívora-insetívora. As coletas foram realizadas em novembro/2002, março e setembro/2003. As amostras de músculos de indivíduos de ambos os sexos pertencentes a diferentes estádios de maturação gonadal tiveram seu conteúdo calórico determinado em bomba calorimétrica e os resultados comparados com o K. Diferenças significativas foram encontradas entre os sexos e estádios de maturação. A espécie detritívora posicionou-se entre as onívoras e apiscívora quanto ao conteúdo calórico e não foram identificadas diferenças entre as onívoras. A maturação gonadal exerceu efeito sobre a alocação de energia e o K, enquanto este último não se correlacionou com a energia armazenada nos músculosAiming to investigate the energy allocation and the correlation between it and the condition factor (K of fish from the Upper Paraná River floodplain (22º43'S; 53º2'W, the following species were selected: Serrasalmus marginatus (piscivorous, Loricariichthys platymetopon (detritivorous, Leporinus friderici (omnivorous-herbivorous and Parauchenipterus galeatus (omnivorous-insectivorous. The collections were carried out in November/2002 and March and September/2003. The muscle samples of individuals from both sexes, belonging to different stages of gonadal maturation had their caloric content determined in a calorimetric pump and the results compared with K. Significant differences were found between the sexes and maturation stages. The detritivorous species was positioned between the omnivor and piscivor regarding the caloric content. Differences among the omnivorous were not

  2. Tratamiento oral del síndrome diarreico en terneros con zeolita natural (Oral treatment of the diarrhea syndrome in calves with natural zeolite

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    Mario Cuesta Mazorra

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluó la eficacia de la zeolita natural en el tratamiento del síndrome diarreico en terneros. La evaluación se realizó en unestudio controlado, aleatorizado y multicéntrico. La hipótesis de trabajo contempló que la terapia experimental sería equivalente a la del control con polvo antidiarreico, formulado comercial utilizado comúnmente en Cuba para el tratamiento de esta entidad. Se incluyeronen el ensayo 120 terneros de ambos sexos, mestizos Holstein x Cebú, de edades entre 1 a 90 días, por lo que el universo de estudio omprendió animales pertenecientes a grandes unidades (vaquerías y recrías de cinco empresas pecuarias de la provincia de Villa Clara,sometidos a sistema intensivo de explotación y manejo. Los ratamientosestudio y control fueron administrados oralmente con una frecuencia de dos veces al día, preferiblemente en la mañana y en la tarde durante 5 días como máximo, al cabo de los cuales se efectuóla evaluación clínica final y se indicó el estudio de laboratorio final 5 días después de finalizar el tratamiento. En las condiciones del ensayo la zeolita natural tuvo una eficacia del 68,3%, menor a lagrupo control (96,7% con diferencias significativas (p < 0,05. Sin embargo, un balance del costo-beneficio permite recomendar la utilización de la zeolita natural como una buena alternativa en eltratamiento de estos procesos. The effectiveness of the natural zeolite in the treatment of the diarrhea syndrome in calves was evaluated. The evaluation wascarried out in a controlled, randomized and multicentric study. The working hypothesis contemplated that the experimental therapy would be equivalent to that of the control with powder astringent formulated commercial utilized commonly in Cuba for the treatment ofthis entity. In the assay were included 120 calves of both sexes, crossbreed Holstein x Zebu, of ages between 1 to 90 days, forwhat the universe of study understood animals belonging to big units (dairies and

  3. IntCal13 and Marine13 Radiocarbon Age Calibration Curves 0–50,000 Years cal BP

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    Bard, Edouard; Bayliss, Alex; Beck, J. Warren; Blackwell, Paul G.; Bronk Ramsey, Christopher; Caitlin E. Buck; Cheng, Hai; Edwards, R. Lawrence; Friedrich, Michael; Grootes, Pieter M; Guilderson, Thomas P; Haflidason, Haflidi; Hajdas, Irka; Hatté, Christine; Heaton, Timothy J.

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    The IntCal09 and Marine09 radiocarbon calibration curves have been revised utilizing newly available and updated data sets from C-14 measurements on tree rings, plant macrofossils, speleothems, corals, and foraminifera. The calibration curves were derived from the data using the random walk model (RWM) used to generate IntCal09 and Marine09, which has been revised to account for additional uncertainties and error structures. The new curves were ratified at the 21st International Radiocarbon c...

  4. A PROPOSITO DE UN ENSAYO CON ABONOS (cal y harina de huesos EN ALFALFAl (Medicago sativai

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    Isidoro Mogilner

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    En este trabajo, los autores estudian el efecto que sobre el rendimiento de la alfalfa (Medicago sativa produce la incorporación de diferentes dosis de cal y harina de huesos, en un suelo pobre de P y Ca; de una textura pesada con alto contenido de arcilla en todos los horizontes, de un pH ácido (5.1 a 6.2 y que es característico de la zona donde fué hecha la experiencia.
    Se han obtenido resultados referentes a la influencia de la inoculación de la semilla con Rhizobium y el agregado de cal y harina de huesos sobre los rendimientos.

  5. Reducción catalítica de NOx con Pt soportado sobre zeolitas MFI modificadas con Cu, Co, Fe, Mn.

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    Sarah Briceño

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available The selective catalytic reduction of NO by propane in the presence of excess oxygen has been studied over catalysts based on Pt supported on Fe-ZSM-5, Co-ZSM-5, Cu- ZSM-5 and MnZSM-5. Pure Pt based catalysts are highly active, but produce large amounts of N2O. The bimetallic catalyst was found to offer wider temperature window than that of monocatalysts, and show a synergistic effect by combining high stability and activity of Pt catalysts with the high N2 selectivity of Fe, Co, Cu, Mn supported on MFI catalysts.

  6. The Column Density Variance-{\\cal M}_s Relationship

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    Burkhart, Blakesley; Lazarian, A.

    2012-08-01

    Although there is a wealth of column density tracers for both the molecular and diffuse interstellar medium, there are few observational studies investigating the relationship between the density variance (σ2) and the sonic Mach number ({\\cal M}_s). This is in part due to the fact that the σ2-{\\cal M}_s relationship is derived, via MHD simulations, for the three-dimensional (3D) density variance only, which is not a direct observable. We investigate the utility of a 2D column density \\sigma _{\\Sigma /\\Sigma _0}^2-{\\cal M}_s relationship using solenoidally driven isothermal MHD simulations and find that the best fit follows closely the form of the 3D density \\sigma _{\\rho /\\rho _0}^2-{\\cal M}_s trend but includes a scaling parameter A such that \\sigma _{\\ln (\\Sigma /\\Sigma _0)}^2=A\\times \\ln (1+b^2{\\cal M}_s^2), where A = 0.11 and b = 1/3. This relation is consistent with the observational data reported for the Taurus and IC 5146 molecular clouds with b = 0.5 and A = 0.16, and b = 0.5 and A = 0.12, respectively. These results open up the possibility of using the 2D column density values of σ2 for investigations of the relation between the sonic Mach number and the probability distribution function (PDF) variance in addition to existing PDF sonic Mach number relations.

  7. Determinación de parámetros físicos aplicables en el escalamiento de la síntesis de zeolita NaA, a partir de geles aluminosilicatos

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    Carmen M. López

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    Full Text Available Se estudió el efecto de parámetros físicos que influyen en la preparación de la zeolita NaA, a fin de determinar condiciones favorables para realizar el escalamiento de esta síntesis. Partiendo de una mezcla de síntesis con composición fija y cristalización a 80 °C se estudiaron los siguientes parámetros: orden y velocidad de agregado de las soluciones de partida, velocidad y tiempo de agitación de la mezcla de síntesis, agitación durante la cristalización, tiempo de cristalización y reciclo del licor madre separado en la filtración. Las muestras fueron identificadas mediante difracción de rayos X (DRX, caracterizadas por microscopía electrónica de barrido (MEB y se determinó su capacidad de adsorción de agua. La adición rápida y simultánea de las soluciones de partida, usando menor tiempo y velocidad de agitación de la mezcla de síntesis, resultan las condiciones más favorables para la obtención de zeolita A en el sistema estudiado. La agitación durante la cristalización disminuye el tiempo de calentamiento de la mezcla y aumenta la velocidad de cristalización, y se obtiene una zeolita de alta cristalinidad y pureza a 1 hora. Se comprobó la factibilidad de usar el licor madre como solución alcalina para la síntesis, significando esto un ahorro de reactivos.

  8. Zeolita ITQ-5

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    Camblor, Miguel Ángel; Corma, Avelino; Valencia, Susana

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    Traducción de Patente Europea E98959919 (fecha de solicitud, 18/12/1998).-- Prioridad: ES199712199702696.-- Titulares: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (UPV).

  9. Activación de n-butano en Zeolitas USY: Influencia de la composición del catalizador y de la contaminación por sodio y vanadio

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    Sandoval Díaz, Luis Ernesto

    2010-01-01

    La zeolita USY es tal vez el catalizador más usado en el mundo. Su actividad y selectividad la hacen idónea para el proceso FCC , uno de los desarrollos industriales de mayor impacto en el mundo, que consiste en la ruptura de hidrocarburos pesados a través de la acción catalítica de un sólido ácido. Muchos metales existentes en la carga del crudo entran en contacto con el catalizador. La fuerte evidencia experimental obtenida durante más de 40 años indica que el catalizad...

  10. Utilización de la zeolita para disminuir los gases tóxicos de los motores de combustión interna. // The utilization of Cuban zeolites in the decrease of toxic gases emissions of internal combustion engines.

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    J. L. Reyes González; F. Tellez Granda

    2003-01-01

    En el trabajo se presentan los resultados obtenidos al utilizar la zeolita natural cubana para la disminución de los gasestóxicos que los motores de combustión interna MCI. envían a la atmósfera. Los experimentos fueron realizados en bancosde pruebas de MCI. tanto para motores de carburación como para motores diesel. Obteniéndose eficiencias de disminucióndel CO del 80 %, del CnHm del 50% y el humo negro en un 90%. Se demuestra la importancia de la granulometría de lazeolita para esta elimina...

  11. Reforma integral interior. Cal Nano - Esplugues de Llobregat

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    Escoté Solanellas, Laia

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    El Projecte Final de Grau consisteix en la reforma integral interior de Cal Nano, situat a Esplugues de Llobregat. Cal Nano és el nom que se li dóna al conjunt format per dos edificis de vivendes de planta baixa i planta pis, amb un pati posterior comú. L’objectiu del treball és, ubicar-hi un únic edifici amb zona comú posterior per a quatre vivendes, dues a la planta baixa i dues a la planta pis. El document consta de tres apartats fonamentals : En el primer es parla de la ...

  12. INTCAL09 AND MARINE09 RADIOCARBON AGE CALIBRATION CURVES, 0-50,000 YEARS CAL BP

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    Reimer, P.J.; Baillie, M. G. L.; Bard, E.; Bayliss, A; Beck, J.W.; Blackwell, P. G.; Ramsey, C. Bronk; Buck, C. E.; Burr, G. S.; Edwards, R. L.; Friedrich, M.; P. M. Grootes; T. P. Guilderson; Hajdas, I.; Heaton, T.J.

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    The IntCal04 and Marine04 radiocarbon calibration curves have been updated from 12 cal kBP (cal kBP is here defined as thousands of calibrated years before AD 1950), and extended to 50 cal kBP, utilizing newly available data sets that meet the IntCal Working Group criteria for pristine corals and other carbonates and for quantification of uncertainty in both the 14C and calendar timescales as established in 2002. No change was made to the curves from 0-12 cal kBP. The curves were constructed ...

  13. Utilización de la zeolita para disminuir los gases tóxicos de los motores de combustión interna. // The utilization of Cuban zeolites in the decrease of toxic gases emissions of internal combustion engines.

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    J. L. Reyes González

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available En el trabajo se presentan los resultados obtenidos al utilizar la zeolita natural cubana para la disminución de los gasestóxicos que los motores de combustión interna MCI. envían a la atmósfera. Los experimentos fueron realizados en bancosde pruebas de MCI. tanto para motores de carburación como para motores diesel. Obteniéndose eficiencias de disminucióndel CO del 80 %, del CnHm del 50% y el humo negro en un 90%. Se demuestra la importancia de la granulometría de lazeolita para esta eliminación y para mantener la potencia del motor dentro de rangos aceptables.Palabras claves: Toxicidad, zeolita, medio ambiente, filtros, gases de escape._______________________________________________________________________________Abstract.In this paper are presented the results of the utilization of Cuban zeolites in the decrease of toxic gas emissions toatmosphere of internal combustion engines, (MCI. The experiments were carried out in test bank for gasoline and dieselengines. The efficiency in the decrement of CO was of 80%, CnHm in 50%, and 90 % in soot. The size of the zeolitesparticle importance in the efficiency is demonstrated.Key words: Toxicity, zeolite, enviroment, filters, gas emissions.

  14. Uso da adubação orgânica e cobertura morta na cultura da calêndula (Calendula officinalis L.) Use of organic fertilization and mulching in the production of calendula (Calendula officinalis L.)

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    C.B.O. Araújo; Santos, A. M.; L. A. Fernandes; Martins, E. R.; R.A. Sampaio; Costa, C. A.; G.L.D. Leite

    2009-01-01

    A calêndula representa fonte alternativa econômica principalmente para a agricultura familiar. O objetivo do presente trabalho foi avaliar os efeitos da adubação orgânica e do uso da cobertura morta sobre a produção de biomassa e teor de flavonóides totais em plantas de calêndula. O experimento foi realizado no Campus de Montes Claros da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, utilizando-se o delineamento em blocos casualizados em esquema fatorial 2x2x4 com quatro repetições: duas épocas de col...

  15. Mudanças Estratégicas das Empresas Calçadistas do Vale do Rio dos Sinos [Strategic Change among Footwear companies in the Vale do Rio dos Sinos

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    Serje Schmidt; Pedro de Almeida Costa; Ernani Cesar de Freitas

    2011-01-01

    A cadeia produtiva coureiro-calçadista tem passado por mudanças significativas na sua forma de operação em face às profundas mudanças ocorridas no ambiente competitivo internacional, o que exige das organizações uma nova visão sobre o seu posicionamento estratégico. Este artigo tem o objetivo de identificar o posicionamento estratégico das empresas calçadistas do Vale do Sinos, com base nas tipologias de Porter (1980), Mintzberg (2006) e Barney e Clark (2007). Esta pesquisa enquadra-se como d...

  16. Scattering in $\\cal PT$ and $\\cal RT$ Symmetric Multimode Waveguides: Generalized Conservation Laws and Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking beyond One Dimension

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    Ge, Li; Christodoulides, Demetrios N; Feng, Liang

    2015-01-01

    We extend the generalize conservation law of light propagating in a one-dimensional $\\cal PT$-symmetric system, i.e., $|T-1|=\\sqrt{R_LR_R}$ for the transmittance $T$ and the reflectance $R_{L,R}$ from the left and right, to a multimode waveguide with either $\\cal PT$ or $\\cal RT$ symmetry, in which higher dimensional investigations are necessary. These conservation laws exist not only in a matrix form for the transmission and reflection matrices; they also exist in a scalar form for real-valued quantities by defining generalized transmittance and reflectance. We then discuss, for the first time, how a multimode $\\cal PT$-symmetric waveguide can be used to observe spontaneous symmetry breaking of the scattering matrix, which typically requires tuning the non-hermiticity of the system (i.e. the strength of gain and loss). Here the advantage of using a multimode waveguide is the elimination of tuning any system parameters: the transverse mode order $m$ plays the role of the symmetry breaking parameter, and one o...

  17. Effectiveness of a computer assisted learning (CAL) package to raise awareness of autism

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    diMambro Benedict; Chuthapisith Jariya; Doody Gillian

    2009-01-01

    Abstract Background Promoting awareness of autism in populations who work with children may result in an earlier diagnosis of the condition. In this study, a computer assisted learning (CAL) package, containing educationally appropriate knowledge about autism was developed; and the effectiveness of this CAL package was evaluated. Methods The CAL package was developed using computer software, "Xerte" and "Flash Macromedia". The effectiveness of the CAL package was evaluated in 32 childcare stu...

  18. Logarithmic Corrections to the Black Hole Entropy Product of ${\\cal H}^{\\pm}$ via Cardy Formula

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    Pradhan, Parthapratim

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    We compute the logarithmic corrections to the black hole (BH) entropy product of ${\\cal H}^{\\pm}$ \\footnote{ ${\\cal H}^{+}$ and ${\\cal H}^{-}$ denote outer (event) horizon and inner (Cauchy) horizons} by using \\emph{Cardy prescription}. We particularly apply this formula for BTZ BH. We show that logarithmic corrections to the entropy product of ${\\cal H}^{\\pm}$ when computed \\emph{via Cardy formula} it does not mass-independent (universal) nor does it quantized.

  19. Morfometria de fibroblastos e fibrócitos durante o processo cicatricial na pele de coelhos da raça Nova Zelândia Branco tratados com calêndula Morphometry of fibroblasts and fibrocytes during wound healing in the skin of rabbits of the New Zeland White breed treated with marigold

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    Leonardo de Oliveira Pagnano; Silvana Martinez Baraldi-Artoni; Maria Rita Pacheco; Edanir dos Santos; Daniela Oliveira; Jeffrey Frederico Lui

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    O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a capacidade cicatrizante da calêndula (Calendula officinalis L.) sobre feridas cutâneas experimentais, em 15 coelhos, distribuídos em três grupos denominados: excipiente, calêndula e controle. Cada animal foi submetido à uma incisão cirúrgica de 6cm de comprimento, lateral à coluna vertebral e suturada no padrão U. Os produtos avaliados foram colocados sobre as incisões durante sete dias na quantidade de 0,1ml (loção cremosa não-iônica - grupo excipiente; ...

  20. Windows Calorimeter Control (WinCal) program computer software design description

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    The Windows Calorimeter Control (WinCal) Program System Design Description contains a discussion of the design details for the WinCal product. Information in this document will assist a developer in maintaining the WinCal system. The content of this document follows the guidance in WHC-CM-3-10, Software Engineering Standards, Standard for Software User Documentation

  1. The cosmology of induced $f({\\cal R})$ gravity

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    Apostolopoulos, Pantelis S; Tetradis, Nikolaos

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    We expand the study of generalized brane cosmologies by allowing for an $f(\\tilde{\\cal R})$ gravity term on the brane, with $\\tilde{\\cal R}$ the curvature scalar derived from the induced metric. We also include arbitrary matter components on the brane and in the five-dimensional bulk. At low energies, the effect of the bulk on the brane evolution can be described through a mirage component, termed generalized dark radiation, in the effective four-dimensional field equations. Using the covariant formalism, we derive the exact form of these equations. We also derive an effective conservation equation involving the brane matter and the generalized dark radiation. At low energies the coupled brane-bulk system has a purely four-dimensional description. The applications of the formalism include generalizations of the Starobinsky model and the Dvali-Gabadadze-Porrati cosmology.

  2. Computation of Contour Integrals on ${\\cal M}_{0,n}$

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    Cachazo, Freddy

    2015-01-01

    Contour integrals of rational functions over ${\\cal M}_{0,n}$, the moduli space of $n$-punctured spheres, have recently appeared at the core of the tree-level S-matrix of massless particles in arbitrary dimensions. The contour is determined by the critical points of a certain Morse function on ${\\cal M}_{0,n}$. The integrand is a general rational function of the puncture locations with poles of arbitrary order as two punctures coincide. In this note we provide an algorithm for the analytic computation of any such integral. The algorithm uses three ingredients: an operation we call general KLT, Petersen's theorem applied to the existence of a 2-factor in any 4-regular graph and Hamiltonian decompositions of certain 4-regular graphs. The procedure is iterative and reduces the computation of a general integral to that of simple building blocks. These are integrals which compute double-color-ordered partial amplitudes in a bi-adjoint cubic scalar theory.

  3. Representation Theorems for Quadratic ${\\cal F}$-Consistent Nonlinear Expectations

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    Hu, Ying; Ma, Jin; Peng, Shige; Yao, Song

    2007-01-01

    International audience In this paper we extend the notion of ``filtration-consistent nonlinear expectation" (or ``${\\cal F}$-consistent nonlinear expectation") to the case when it is allowed to be dominated by a $g$-expectation that may have a quadratic growth. We show that for such a nonlinear expectation many fundamental properties of a martingale can still make sense, including the Doob-Meyer type decomposition theorem and the optional sampling theorem. More importantly, we show that an...

  4. On the correspondence between CAL and lagged cohort life expectancy

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    Michel Guillot; Hyun Sik Kim

    2011-01-01

    It has been established that under certain mortality assumptions, the current value of the Cross-sectional Average length of Life (CAL) is equal to the life expectancy for the cohort currently reaching its life expectancy. This correspondence is important, because the life expectancy for the cohort currently reaching its life expectancy, or lagged cohort life expectancy (LCLE), has been discussed in the tempo literature as a summary mortality measure of substantive interest. In this paper, we...

  5. Cadeia Global de Valor de couro e calçados: Padrões de inserção do Brasil, México e Taiwan

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    de Santana, Synthia Kariny Silva

    2015-01-01

    O objetivo deste texto é promover uma discussão sobre a posição do Brasil na Cadeia Global de Valor (CGV) no complexo coureiro-calçadista. A fim de cumprir este objetivo, analisou-se o padrão de inserção internacional em Taiwan e no México como valiosas experiências para a indústria calçadista brasileira. Serão exploradas as questões do upgrading funcional e da estrutura de governança dentro da cadeia para a articulação e integração dos diversos atores desta indústria. The main objective of t...

  6. Challenging the Cost Effectiveness of Medi-Cal Managed Care

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    Riner, R. Myles

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Some researchers and consulting groups have promoted managed care as a way to provide cost-effective quality care to Medicaid patients, based on assertions that are often poorly substantiated. Unfortunately, politicians and policy makers in California and other states have adopted the presumption of the cost-effectiveness of Medicaid Managed Care as a rationale for expanding the use of managed care programs to include a larger share of more Medicaid eligible enrollees, and expand coverage and services to the currently uninsured. This paper challenges the assertion that Medi-Cal Managed Care is cost effective, by demonstrating that the unique and idiosyncratic manner in which Medi-Cal managed care has been implemented in California (and other states creates perverse incentives leading to cost-shifting and selective enrollment and dis-enrollment of costly beneficiaries. This places an unfair burden on fee-for-service Medi-Cal providers, who are expected to provide more services for less reimbursement. Administrators of Medicaid Managed Care programs need to consider risk adjusted rates for beneficiaries enrolled in plans in order to align incentives with program objectives. [WestJEM. 2009;10:124-129.

  7. How high can Baumgartner's {\\cal I}-ultrafilters lie in the P-hierarchy?

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    Machura, Michał

    2011-01-01

    Under CH we prove that for any tall ideal $\\cal I$ on $\\omega$ and for any ordinal $\\gamma \\leq \\omega_1$ there is an ${\\cal I}$-ultrafilter (in the sense of Baumgartner), which belongs to the class ${\\cal P}_{\\gamma}$ of P-hierarchy of ultrafilters. Since the class of ${\\cal P}_2$ ultrafilters coincides with a class of P-points, out result generalize theorem of Fla\\v{s}kov\\'a, which states that there are ${\\cal I}$-ultrafilters which are not P-points.

  8. Marine04 marine radiocarbon age calibration, 0-26 cal kyr BP

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    Hughen, Konrad A.; Baillie, Mike G.L.; Bard, Edouard; Beck, J. Warren; Bertrand, Chanda J.H.; Blackwell, Paul G.; Caitlin E. Buck; Burr, George S; Cutler, Kirsten B.; Damon, Paul E.; Edwards, Richard L.; Fairbanks, Richard G.; Friedrich, Michael; Guilderson, Thomas P; Kromer, Bernd

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    New radiocarbon calibration curves, IntCal04 and Marine04, have been constructed and internationally ratified to replace the terrestrial and marine components of IntCal98. The new calibration data sets extend an additional 2000 yr, from 0–26 cal kyr BP (Before Present, 0 cal BP = AD 1950), and provide much higher resolution, greater precision, and more detailed structure than IntCal98. For the Marine04 curve, dendrochronologically-dated tree-ring samples, converted with a box diffusion model ...

  9. The higher derivative regularization and quantum corrections in ${\\cal N}=2$ supersymmetric theories

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    Buchbinder, I L

    2014-01-01

    We construct a new version of the higher covariant derivative regularization for a general ${\\cal N}=2$ supersymmetric gauge theory formulated in terms of ${\\cal N}=1$ superfields. This regularization preserves both supersymmetries of the classical action, namely, the invariance under the manifest ${\\cal N}=1$ supersymmetry and under the second hidden on-shell supersymmetry. The regularizing ${\\cal N}=2$ supersymmetric higher derivative term is found in the explicit form in terms of ${\\cal N}=1$ superfields. Thus, ${\\cal N}=2$ supersymmetry is broken only by the gauge fixing procedure. Then we analyze the exact NSVZ $\\beta$-function and prove that in the considered model its higher loop structure is determined by the anomalous dimension of the chiral superfield $\\Phi$ in the adjoint representation which is the ${\\cal N}=2$ superpartner of the gauge superfield $V$. Using the background field method we find that this anomalous dimension is related with the anomalous dimension of the hypermultiplet and vanishes ...

  10. A PROPOSITO DE UN ENSAYO CON ABONOS (cal y harina de huesos) EN ALFALFAl (Medicago sativa)i

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    Isidoro Mogilner; Héctor Cenoz; Dora Vidomlansky, F. de

    2010-01-01

    En este trabajo, los autores estudian el efecto que sobre el rendimiento de la alfalfa (Medicago sativa) produce la incorporación de diferentes dosis de cal y harina de huesos, en un suelo pobre de P y Ca; de una textura pesada con alto contenido de arcilla en todos los horizontes, de un pH ácido (5.1 a 6.2) y que es característico de la zona donde fué hecha la experiencia.
    Se han obtenido result...

  11. Mass spectra in softly broken ${\\cal N}=2$ SQCD

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    Chernyak, Victor L

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    Considered is ${\\cal N}=2\\,\\, SU(N_c)$ or $U(N_c)$ SQCD with $N_c+1cal N}=1$ by the mass term $\\mu_{\\rm x}{\\rm Tr} (X^2)$ of colored adjoint scalar partners of gluons, $\\mu_{\\rm x}\\ll\\Lambda_2$ ( $\\Lambda_2$ is the scale factor of the $SU(N_c)$ gauge coupling). There is a large number of different types of vacua in this theory with both unbroken and spontaneously broken global flavor symmetry $U(N_F)\\rightarrow U({\\rm n}_1)\\times U({\\rm n}_2)$. We consider in this paper the large subset of these vacua with the unbroken nontrivial $Z_{2N_c-N_F\\geq 2}$ discrete symmetry, at different hierarchies between the Lagrangian parameters $m\\gtrless\\Lambda_2,\\, \\mu_{\\rm x}\\gtrless m$. The forms of low energy Lagrangians, quantum numbers of light particles and mass spectra are described for all these vacua. Our results differ from corresponding results in recent papers arXiv:1304.0822; 1403.60...

  12. GMOS-IFU Spectrocopy of the CBSS CAL83

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    Oliveira, A. S.; Steiner, J. E.

    2006-06-01

    The Compact Binary Supersoft X-Ray Sources (CBSS) are X-ray binaries initially discovered in the Magellanic Clouds which are copious sources of supersoft X-rays. The basic model of this class includes a massive white dwarf that suffers stable nuclear burning on its surface due to high mass transfer rates. Here we present the preliminary results of our search for nebular emission in CAL83, a CBSS in the LMC, using GMOS-IFU data obtained at the Gemini South Telescope. We found that CAL83 shows the [FeX] 6375 Å coronal line in emission. This line had never been identified in a CBSS before. This same line was observed, for instance, as the most intense one in the spectrum of the classical nova GQ Mus four years after its outburst. As in that case, this nebular emission is probably associated to hydrostatic hydrogen burning on the surface of the white dwarf. We also found that H and HeII lines present absorption and emission components associated to bipolar jets, with velocities consistent with the escape velocity of a white dwarf. In this preliminary analysis we can not assert the presence of the [OIII], [SII] or [NII] nebular lines. We can identify an emission at the expected position of the [NII] 6548 Å line, but this emission may also be associated to a jet with velocity of -600 km/s with respect to Hα , which in fact is also observed with the same velocity near Hβ .

  13. A Novel CalB-Type Lipase Discovered by Fungal Genomes Mining

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    Vaquero, Maria E.; de Eugenio, Laura I.; Martínez, Maria J.; Jorge Barriuso

    2015-01-01

    The fungus Pseudozyma antarctica produces a lipase (CalB) with broad substrate specificity, stability, high regio- and enantio-selectivity. It is active in non-aqueous organic solvents and at elevated temperatures. Hence, CalB is a robust biocatalyst for chemical conversions on an industrial scale. Here we report the in silico mining of public metagenomes and fungal genomes to discover novel lipases with high homology to CalB. The candidates were selected taking into account homology and cons...

  14. Automatic synthesis of TTA processor networks from RVC-CAL dataflow programs

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    Boutellier, Jani; Silven, Olli; Raulet, Mickaël

    2011-01-01

    International audience The RVC-CAL dataflow language has recently become standardized through its use as the official language of Reconfigurable Video Coding (RVC), a recent standard by MPEG. The tools developed for RVC-CAL have enabled the transformation of RVC-CAL dataflow programs into C language and VHDL (among others), enabling implementations for instruction processors and HDL synthesis. This paper introduces new tools that enable automatic creation of heterogeneous multiprocessor ne...

  15. Automatic Hierarchical Discovery of Quasi-Static Schedules of RVC-CAL Dataflow Programs

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    Boutellier, Jani; Raulet, Mickaël; Silvén, Olli

    2013-01-01

    International audience RVC-CAL is an actor-based dataflow language that enables concurrent, modular and portable description of signal processing algorithms. RVC-CAL programs can be compiled to implementation languages such as C/C++ and VHDL for producing software or hardware implementations. This paper presents a methodology for automatic discovery of piecewise-deterministic (quasi-static) execution schedules for RVC-CAL program software implementations. Quasi-static scheduling moves comp...

  16. Code generation for the MPEG Reconfigurable Video Coding framework: From CAL actions to C functions

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    Wipliez, Matthieu; Roquier, Ghislain; Raulet, Mickael; Nezan, Jean François; Déforges, Olivier

    2008-01-01

    International audience The MPEG reconfigurable video coding (RVC) framework is a new standard under development by MPEG that aims at providing a unified specification of current MPEG video coding technologies. In this framework, a decoder is built as a configuration of video coding modules taken from the standard ldquoMPEG toolbox libraryrdquo. The elements of the library are specified using the CAL actor language (CAL). CAL is a dataflow based language providing computation models that ar...

  17. Software synthesis of CAL actors for the MPEG reconfigurable Video Coding framework

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    Roquier, Ghislain; Wipliez, Matthieu; Raulet, Mickael; Nezan, Jean François; Déforges, Olivier

    2008-01-01

    International audience The MPEG Reconfigurable Video Coding (RVC) framework aims to provide a unified specification of all video technology. In this framework, a decoder is modularly built as a configuration of video coding tools taken from the MPEG toolbox library. The elements of the library are specified using the CAL Actor Language. CAL is a dataflow based language providing computation models that are concurrent and modular. This paper presents a synthesis tool that from a CAL specifi...

  18. The Return of Two-Class Medicine—III Effects of Medi-Cal Reform

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    Waitzkin, Howard

    1985-01-01

    California's drastic Medi-Cal reforms have created great difficulties in health care for the poor. Patients' clinical problems seldom are apparent in descriptions of changes in public insurance programs. Rapidly escalating costs of Medi-Cal led to irresistible pressures for reform, especially from the business community. The new Medi-Cal regulations provide for prospective contracts with hospitals for inpatient services, the transfer of “Medically Indigent Adults” to the responsibility of cou...

  19. CAL: A Language for Aggregating Functional and Extrafunctional Constraints in Streaming Networks

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    Shafarenko, Alex

    2011-01-01

    In this article we present the {\\em Constraint Aggregation Language} (CAL), a declarative language for describing properties of stateless program components that interact by exchanging messages. CAL allows one to describe functional as well as extra-functional behaviours, such as computation latency. The CAL language intention is to be able to describe the behaviour of so-called boxes in the context of S-Net. However, the language would find application in other coordination models based on stateless components.

  20. Carrier Analysis Lab (CAL) – Aircraft/Weapons/Ship Compatibility Lab

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — Purpose: The Carrier Analysis Lab (CAL) - Aircraft/Weapons/Ship Compatibility Lab located at the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, NJ provides...

  1. The ${\\cal N}=4$ Schur index with Polyakov loops

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    Drukker, Nadav

    2015-01-01

    Recently the Schur index of ${\\cal N}=4$ SYM was evaluated in closed form to all orders including exponential corrections in the large $N$ expansion and for fixed finite $N$. This was achieved by identifying the matrix model which calculates the index with the partition function of a system of free fermions on a circle. The index can be enriched by the inclusion of loop operators and the case of Wilson loops is particularly easy, as it amounts to inserting extra characters into the matrix model. The Fermi-gas approach is applied here to this problem, the formalism is explored and explicit results at large $N$ are found for the fundamental as well as a few other symmetric and antisymmetric representations.

  2. Cal Tech's Program in Meteorology: 1933-1948.

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    Lewis, J. M.

    1994-01-01

    The California Institute of Technology (Cal Tech) established a course of study in meteorology in 1933. It was intimately tied to the upsurge of activity in commercial and military aviation that occurred in the period between the world wars. The tragic crash of the airship U.S.S. Akron provided the stimulus for including meteorology as a subprogram in the aeronautics department at Cal Tech. Thoodore von K´rm´n, head of the department and director of the school's Guggenheim Aeronautics Laboratory, masterminded the design of the program and geared it toward the solution of practical problems using the principles of dynamic meteorology. One of his doctoral students, Irving Krick, was groomed to develop the program.Robert Millikan, head of the institute, fostered an approach to science that encouraged the faculty to consuit and work with industry. In this environment, Krick established links with aviation, motion picture studios, and public utilities that would set the stage for the research thrust in meteorology. The program was primarily designed for training at the master' degree level, and a significant number of the graduates became entrepreneurs in meteorology. Based on letters of reminiscence and oral histories from some of these consulting meteorologists, it has been concluded that the Millikan/von K´rm´n philosophy of science played an important part in directing the meteorologists into the private sector.Following World War II, Lee DuBridge replaced Millikan as head of the institute. DuBridge's efforts were directed toward making the small elite school scientifically competitive in the changed conditions of a postwar world. In this climate, the merging of private business with academic work fell into disfavor. Without champions such as Millikan and von K´rm´n,the meteorology program was unable to survive.

  3. Alguns aspectos da ecologia dos mosquitos (Diptera, Culicidae) de uma área de planície (granjas Calábria), em Jacarepaguá, Rio de Janeiro: V. Criadouros Some aspects of the ecology of mosquitoes (Diptera, Culicidae) of an area of plains (granjas Calábria), in Jacarepaguá, Rio de Janeiro: V. Breeding places

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    Ricardo Lourenço-de-Oliveira; Rosemarie Heyden; Teresa Fernandes da Silva

    1986-01-01

    Apresentamos os resultados de observações sobre os criadouros dos mosquitos, que realizamos numa fazenda - Granjas Calábria, da Baixada de Jacarepaguá, Rio de Janeiro, no período de agosto de 1981 a julho de 1983. A maioria das espécies locais preferiu coleções líquidas no solo, particularmente as de caráter natural, não deixando, entretanto, de procurar aquelas propiciadas pelas atividades humanas. Os criadouros transitórios foram mais freqüentados por Culex saltanensis e pelas espécies da t...

  4. Data Management Standards in Computer-aided Acquisition and Logistic Support (CALS)

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    Jefferson, David K.

    1990-01-01

    Viewgraphs and discussion on data management standards in computer-aided acquisition and logistic support (CALS) are presented. CALS is intended to reduce cost, increase quality, and improve timeliness of weapon system acquisition and support by greatly improving the flow of technical information. The phase 2 standards, industrial environment, are discussed. The information resource dictionary system (IRDS) is described.

  5. Frontline CALS - Extranet Enabled Support of Customer Relations Based on Product State Information

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    Larsen, Michael Holm; Franck, Lesley Robert; Pedersen, Mogens Kühn

    1999-01-01

    commerce called Frontline CALS. Frontline CALS integrate three bodies of knowledge, i.e. Continuous Acquisition and Lifecycle Support, Electronic Commerce, and the Customer Consumption Chain in order to construct a concept that enhances the service quality for customers with time critical operations...... to support Hardi International contact points with their farmer customers....

  6. Evidence for the Holographic dual of ${\\cal N}=3$ Solution in Massive Type IIA

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    Pang, Yi

    2015-01-01

    We calculate the Kaluza-Klein spectrum of spin-2 fluctuations around the ${\\cal N}=3$ warped ${\\rm AdS}_4\\times M_6$ solution in massive IIA supergravity. This solution was conjectured to be dual to the $D=3$ ${\\cal N}=3$ superconformal ${\\rm SU}(N)$ Chern-Simons matter theory with level $k$ and 2 adjoint chiral multiplets. The ${\\rm SO}(3)_R\\times{\\rm SO}(3)_D$ isometry of the ${\\cal N}=3$ solution is identified with the ${\\rm SU}(2)_F\\times {\\rm SU}(2)_{\\cal R}$ global symmetry of the dual ${\\cal N}=3$ SCFT. We show that the ${\\rm SO}(3)_R\\times{\\rm SO}(3)_D$ quantum numbers and the ${\\rm AdS}$ energies carried by the BPS spin-2 modes match precisely with those of the spin-2 gauge invariant operators in the short multiplets of operators in the ${\\cal N}=3$ SCFT. We also compute the Euclidean action of the ${\\cal N}=3$ solution and the free energy of the ${\\cal N}=3$ SCFT on $S^3$, in the limit $N\\gg k$. Remarkably, the results show a complete agreement.

  7. CAL and Tools for the Instructor-User (The Features of SPELEO).

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    de La Passardiere, Brigitte

    1989-01-01

    Defines the role of the instructor-user in computer-assisted learning (CAL) and discusses the need to be able to alter and adapt existing CAL software for particular teaching needs. SPELEO, an authoring system developed in France that allows the modification of courseware content, is described. (eight references) (LRW)

  8. Comparing Outcomes for Los Angeles County's HUD-Assisted and Unassisted CalWORKS Leavers.

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    Verma, Nandita; Hendra, Richard

    The impact of supplemental assistance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on CalWORKs leavers was examined in a study of CalWORKs recipients in Los Angeles County, California, who stopped receiving welfare benefits in the third quarter of 1998. Two groups received federal housing assistance at the time of exit from…

  9. 78 FR 1264 - CalAmp Wireless Networks Corporation, Waseca, MN; Notice of Negative Determination Regarding...

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    2013-01-08

    ... Employment and Training Administration CalAmp Wireless Networks Corporation, Waseca, MN; Notice of Negative... workers of the subject firm (TA-W-80,399A; CalAmp Wireless Networks Corporation, Waseca, Minnesota... Wireless Networks Corporation, Waseca, Minnesota to apply for TAA, the Department determines that...

  10. On the systems that become $\\cal{PT}$ symmetric through interaction

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    Karthiga, S; Senthilvelan, M; Lakshmanan, M

    2016-01-01

    In this article, we consider an interesting class of optical and other systems in which the interaction or coupling makes the systems to be $\\cal{PT}$-symmetric. We aim to compare their dynamical behaviors with that of the usual $\\cal{PT}$ symmetric systems with intrinsic loss-gain terms. In particular, we focus on the interesting non-reciprocal nature of the $\\cal{PT}$ symmetric systems which has a promising application in optical diodes and optical isolators. We check whether the non-reciprocal nature is common to all $\\cal{PT}$ symmetric systems and, if not, what are the situations under which it can be observed. Due to the recent interest in studying spontaneous symmetry breaking in coupled waveguide systems, we here present such symmetry breaking bifurcations in reciprocal and non-reciprocal $\\cal{PT}$ symmetric systems.

  11. Caracterización de bentonitas y zeolitas sin tratamiento como refuerzo en materiales compuestos de matriz polimérica//Characterization of untreated zeolites and bentonites as reinforcement in polymer matrix composites

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    Francisco Jesús Mondelo‐García

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Las bentonitas con microestructuras compuestas de placas silicio aluminosas. Se logró el objetivo de caracterizar las bentonitas sódicas de Wyoming, USA, Patagonia de Argentina, nordeste de Brasil, así como las bentonitas policatiónicas de Brasil, la cálcica activada con sodio y zeolita de Cuba no organofilizadas para emplearlas como refuerzo en materiales compuestos de matriz polimérica. Estosmateriales se evaluaron usando técnicas físico-químicas como fluorescencia de rayos X, difracción de rayos X, microscopia electrónica de barrido, humedad, capacidad de intercambio catiónico, absorción e hinchabilidad en diluyente acuoso. Los resultados confirmaron rangos variables de intercambio catiónico,hinchamiento y absorciòn en agua entre las bentonitas analizadas, debido a su naturaleza química estructural en hidratación, logrando mayores valores las sódicas, luego la cálcica activada y con menor valor las policatiónicas, pero permiten usarlas como carga en polímeros.Palabras claves: bentonita, zeolita, matriz polimérica, organofilizada, materiales compuestos._____________________________________________________________________________AbstractBentonites with aluminous silicon microstructure composed of plates. The work accomplished to characterize the sodium bentonites in Wyoming USA, Patagonia Argentina, Northeast Brazil and the Brazilian polycationic bentonites, calcium-activated sodium zeolite from Cuba without organic modificationnot organophilized to employ as reinforcing in composite materials of polymer matrix. These materials were evaluated for physical and chemical assay techniques such as X-ray fluorescence, X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, moisture, cation exchange capacity, absorption and swelling aqueousdiluent. The results confirmed variables ranges of cationic exchange, swelling and water absorption from the bentonites tested, due to its chemical-structural hydration, achieving higher values nature

  12. Effectiveness of a computer assisted learning (CAL package to raise awareness of autism

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    diMambro Benedict

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Promoting awareness of autism in populations who work with children may result in an earlier diagnosis of the condition. In this study, a computer assisted learning (CAL package, containing educationally appropriate knowledge about autism was developed; and the effectiveness of this CAL package was evaluated. Methods The CAL package was developed using computer software, "Xerte" and "Flash Macromedia". The effectiveness of the CAL package was evaluated in 32 childcare students in the UK, who were randomised to watch the CAL package or to read the information leaflet containing the same information (n = 16 in each group. Retention performance, level of enjoyment, and level of confidence to identify a child with autism, after the interventions, were evaluated. The data obtained from two studied groups was analysed using unpaired Student's t-test, 95% confidence interval, and effect size. Results Students who watched the CAL package had superior retention performance percentage scores (p = 0.02, 95% CI = 0.83–12.19, effect size = 0.8 and level of enjoyment (p = 0.04, 95% CI = 0.03–2.75, effect size = 0.7 compared with students who read the information leaflet. However, there was no significant difference in level of confidence to identify a child with autism (p = 0.39, 95% CI = -1.80–0.72, effect size = -0.3. Conclusion The CAL package developed was an effective method of educating people who work with children about autism.

  13. Terracotas del santuario de Calés (Calvi, Campania

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    J. M. BLÁZQUEZ

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available El Museo Arqueológico Nacional de Madrid, entre sus magníficas colecciones, exhibe una compuesta por un numeroso conjunto de terracotas traídas de Italia en el siglo pasado por el Marqués de Salamanca. La colección Calvi, procedente del Santuario de Calés, en Campania, y así llamada del lugar de procedencia, ha sido repartida entre varios museos españoles, pero el grupo más numeroso es el depositado en el Museo Arqueológico Nacional que, a pesar de la alta calidad artística de las piezas y del buen estado de conservación de todas ellas, ha permanecido hasta el presente inédita. Tan sólo F. Benoit y nosotros, hemos publicado algunas terracotas de las que representan caballos. Otros investigadores, como Bianchi Bandinelli, han aludido a esta colección que, como las similares guardadas en los museos de Lecce, Capua, Louvre, Leide, British Museum, etc., se encuentra inédita. Particular interés ofrece el grupo conservado en la Glyptothek Ny Carlsberg, de Copenhague, algunos ejemplares se guardan en el Museo Universitario de Zurich y en el Museum f. ant. Kleinkunst de Munich. En Roma los conjuntos más numerosos de estas terracotas se encuentran depositados en los Museos Gregoriano Etrusco del Vaticano, Villa Giulia, y Nazionale Romano.

  14. The TileCal Optical Multiplexer Board 9U

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    Valero, A; The ATLAS collaboration; Castillo, V; Ferrer, A; González, V; Hernández, Y; Higón, E; Marín, CA; Moreno, P; Sanchís, E; Solans, C; Valls, JA

    2011-01-01

    TileCal is the hadronic calorimeter of the ATLAS experiment at LHC/CERN. The system contains roughly 10,000 channels of read-out electronics, whose signals are gathered and digitized in the front-end electronics and then transmitted to the counting room through two redundant optical links. Then, the data is received in the back-end system by the Optical Multiplexer Board (OMB) 9U which performs a CRC check to the redundant data to avoid Single Event Upsets errors. A real-time decision is taken on the event-to-event basis to transmit single data to the ReadEOut Drivers (RODs) for processing. Due to the low dose level expected during the first years of operations in ATLAS it was decided not to use a redundant system and currently the front-end electronics is directly connected to the RODs. However, the increasing luminosity of the LHC will force to use the redundant read-out and the OMB system will be installed. Moreover, the OMB can be used as a ROD injector to emulate the front-end electronics for ROD softwar...

  15. The TileCal Optical Multiplexer Board 9U

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    Valero, A

    2012-01-01

    TileCal is the hadronic calorimeter of the ATLAS experiment at LHC/CERN. The system contains roughly 10,000 channels of read‐out electronics, whose signals are gathered and digitized in the front‐end electronics and then transmitted to the counting room through two redundant optical links. Then, the data is received in the back‐end system by the Optical Multiplexer Board (OMB) 9U which performs a CRC check to the redundant data to avoid Single Event Upsets errors. A real‐time decision is taken on the event‐to-event basis to transmit single data to the Read‐Out Drivers (RODs) for processing. Due to the low dose level expected during the first years of operations in ATLAS it was decided not to use a redundant system and currently the front‐end electronics is directly connected to the RODs. However, the increasing luminosity of the LHC will force to use the redundant read‐out and the OMB system will be installed. Moreover, the OMB can be used as a ROD injector to emulate the front‐end electroni...

  16. Windows Calorimeter Control (WinCal) system configuration control board (SCCB) operating procedure

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    This document describes the operating procedure for the System Configuration Control Board (SCCB) performed in support of the Windows Calorimeter Control (WinCal) system. This board will consist of representatives from Babcock and Wilcox Hanford Company Babcock and Wilcox Protec, Inc.; and Lockheed Martin Services, Inc. In accordance with agreements for the joint use of the Babcock and Wilcox Hanford Company calorimeters located in the Hanford Site Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP) Nondestructive Assay Laboratory, concurrence regarding changes to the WinCal system will be obtained from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Further, changes to the WinCal software will be communicated to Los Alamos National Laboratory

  17. Computer-aided acquisition and logistics support (CALS): Concept of Operations for Depot Maintenance

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Bourgeois, N.C.; Greer, D.K.

    1993-04-01

    This CALS Concept of Operations for Depot Maintenance provides the foundation strategy and the near term tactical plan for CALS implementation in the depot maintenance environment. The user requirements enumerated and the overarching architecture outlined serve as the primary framework for implementation planning. The seamless integration of depot maintenance business processes and supporting information systems with the emerging global CALS environment will be critical to the efficient realization of depot user's information requirements, and as, such will be a fundamental theme in depot implementations.

  18. New ${\\cal W}_{q,p}(sl(2))$ algebras from the elliptic algebra ${\\cal A}_{q,p}({\\hat sl}(2)_c)$

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    Avan, J; Rossi, M; Sorba, Paul

    1997-01-01

    We construct operators t(z) in the elliptic algebra introduced by Foda et al. ${\\cal A}_{q,p}({\\hat sl}(2)_c)$. They close an exchange algebra when p^m=q^{c+2} for m integer. In addition they commute when p=q^{2k} for k integer non-zero, and they belong to the center of ${\\cal A}_{q,p}({\\hat sl}(2)_c)$ when k is odd. The Poisson structures obtained for t(z) in these classical limits are identical to the q-deformed Virasoro Poisson algebra, characterizing the exchange algebras at generic values of p, q and m as new ${\\cal W}_{q,p}(sl(2))$ algebras.

  19. Aplicação superficial de escória, lama cal, lodos de esgoto e calcário na cultura da soja Surface application of flue dust, aqueous lime, sewage sludge and limestone on soybean crop

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    Juliano Corulli Corrêa; Leonardo Theodoro Büll; Carlos Alexandre Costa Crusciol; Marco Antonio Tecchio

    2008-01-01

    O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o efeito da aplicação superficial de lodos de esgoto, lama cal, escória de aciaria e calcário sobre o estado nutricional e a produtividade da soja, em sistema plantio direto. O delineamento foi o de blocos ao acaso em arranjo fatorial 4x4+1, constituído por quatro tratamentos - resíduos de lodo de esgoto centrifugado (LC) e de biodigestor (LB), escória de aciaria (E) e lama cal (Lcal) - nas doses 0, 2, 4 e 8 Mg ha-1, mais o controle com 2 Mg ha-1 de calcá...

  20. Suplementação de cloreto de potássio para frangos de corte submetidos a estresse calórico Potassium chloride supplementation in heat stressed broilers

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    Sebastião Aparecido Borges; Joji Ariki; Cyntia Ludovico Martins; Vera Maria Barbosa de Moraes

    1999-01-01

    O experimento foi realizado com objetivo de avaliar os efeitos do estresse calórico e da suplementação de cloreto de potássio (KCl) sobre o desempenho e algumas características fisiológicas de frangos de corte. Quarenta aves, no período de 42 a 49 dias, foram submetidas ao estresse calórico (16 horas a 25 ± 1ºC; duas horas com temperatura crescente; quatro horas a 35 ± 1ºC; e duas horas com temperatura decrescente até a termoneutralidade e com umidade relativa de 63,5 ± 5%), recebendo os segu...

  1. Sentinel-2: presentation of the CAL/VAL commissioning phase

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    Trémas, Thierry L.; Déchoz, Cécile; Lacherade, Sophie; Nosavan, Julien; Petrucci, Beatrice

    2015-10-01

    In partnership with the European Commission and in the frame of the Copernicus program, the European Space Agency (ESA) has developed the Sentinel-2 optical imaging mission devoted to the operational monitoring of land and coastal areas. The Sentinel-2 mission is based on a satellites constellation deployed in polar sun-synchronous orbits. Sentinel-2 will offer a unique combination of global coverage with a wide field of view (290km), a high revisit (5 days with two satellites), a high resolution (10m, 20m and 60m) and multi-spectral imagery (13 spectral bands in visible and shortwave infra-red domains). The first sentinel 2A has been launched on June 22nd, 2015, from Kourou, French Guyana. In this context, the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES) supports ESA to insure the cal/val commissioning phase, for Image Quality aspects. This paper provides first, an overview of the Sentinel-2 system after the launch. Then the articles focuses on the means implemented and activated in CNES to perform the In Orbit Commissioning, the availability and performances of the different devices involved in the ground segment : the GPP in charge of producing the level 1 files, the "radiometric unit" that processes sensitivity parameters, the "geometric unit" in charge of fitting the images on a reference map, MACCS that will produce Level 2A files (computing reflectances at the Bottom of Atmosphere) and the TEC-S2 that will coordinate all the previous software and drive a database in which will be gather the incoming Level 0 files and the processed Level 1 files.

  2. Improvement by the Life Cycle Control System of University Production With Use of CALS-Tehnology

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    Yuriy I. Dreizis

    2013-01-01

    The mechanism of management by life cycle of production of university with use of CALS technologies is described. Tasks of service of marketing and the quality management department, connected with university product quality control are defined

  3. Conformal kernel for NLO BFKL equation in ${\\cal N}$=4 SYM

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    Balitsky, Ian; Chirilli, Giovanni

    2009-01-01

    Using the requirement of M\\"{o}bius invariance of ${\\cal N}$=4 SYM amplitudes in the Regge limit we restore the conformal NLO BFKL kernel out of the eigenvalues known from the forward NLO BFKL result.

  4. Fusion Rules of the ${\\cal W}_{p,q}$ Triplet Models

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    Wood, Simon

    2009-01-01

    In this paper we determine the fusion rules of the logarithmic ${\\calW}_{p,q}$ triplet theory and construct the Grothendieck group with subgroups for which consistent product structures can be defined. The fusion rules are then used to determine projective covers. This allows us also to write down a candidate for a modular invariant partition function. Our results demonstrate that recent work on the ${\\cal W}_{2,3}$ model generalises naturally to arbitrary (p,q).

  5. Windows Calorimeter Control (WinCal) program computer software test plan

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    This document provides the information and guidelines necessary to conduct all the required testing of the Windows Calorimeter Control (WinCal) system. The strategy and essential components for testing the WinCal System Project are described in this test plan. The purpose of this test plan is to provide the customer and performing organizations with specific procedures for testing the specified system's functions

  6. Optical Reciprocity Induced Symmetry of the Scattering Eigenstates in Non-$\\cal PT$-Symmetric Heterostructures

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    Ge, Li

    2016-01-01

    The scattering matrix $S$ obeys the unitary relation $S^\\dagger S=1$ in a Hermitian system and the symmetry property ${\\cal PT}S{\\cal PT}=S^{-1}$ in a Parity-Time (${\\cal PT}$) symmetric system. Here we report a different symmetry relation of the $S$ matrix in a one-dimensional heterostructure, which is given by the amplitude ratio of the incident waves in the scattering eigenstates. It originates from the optical reciprocity and holds independent of the Hermiticity or $\\cal PT$ symmetry of the system. Using this symmetry relation, we probe a quasi-transition that is reminiscent of the spontaneous symmetry breaking of a $\\cal PT$-symmetric $S$ matrix, now with unbalanced gain and loss and even in the absence of gain. We show that the additional symmetry relation provides a clear evidence of an exceptional point, even when all other signatures of the $\\cal PT$ symmetry breaking are completely erased. We also discuss the existence of a final exceptional point in this correspondence, which is attributed to asymm...

  7. Fornecimento de cálcio para plantas de eucalyptus saligna por meio de aplicação de resíduo industrial lama de cal

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    Marcia Aparecida Simonete

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available O resíduo industrial lama de cal, originado da produção de papel kraft branqueada de eucalipto, apresenta em sua composição quantidade considerável de cálcio (Ca, o que pode contribuir para reduzir o consumo de fertilizantes em plantios florestais. Com o objetivo de avaliar o efeito da lama de cal como fonte de Ca e seus efeitos sobre a disponibilidade de nutrientes e produção de matéria seca da parte aérea de plantas de eucalipto, foram conduzidos dois ensaios em vasos, em casa de vegetação, na área de pesquisa da Klabin Florestal do Paraná. Os solos utilizados foram um Neossolo Quartzarênico órtico (RQo e um Nitossolo Vermelho eutroférrico (NV. Os tratamentos constituíram-se de duas fontes de Ca, calcário dolomítico e lama de cal, e de uma testemunha, sendo identificados como: RQo testemunha, RQo calcário e RQo lama de cal; e NV testemunha, NV calcário e NV lama de cal. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi inteiramente casualizado, com quatro repetições. Para tanto, plantas de Eucalyptus saligna foram mantidas por 126 dias em vasos. Quantificou-se a produção de matéria seca e realizaram-se as análises de folhas e dos solos, por ocasião da coleta das plantas. Os dados revelaram que tanto a adição de calcário dolomítico quanto a lama de cal promoveram o fornecimento de Ca para as plantas de eucalipto, proporcionando aumentos na produção de matéria seca. Os teores de Ca e Na nas folhas de eucalipto foram acrescidos com a adição do resíduo ao solo, em comparação com o tratamento com calcário dolomítico, enquanto os teores de N, P, K e S foram semelhantes. As plantas cultivadas nos tratamentos RQo testemunha e RQo lama de cal apresentaram teores foliares de Mg abaixo da faixa considerada adequada. A adição de lama no solo elevou o pH e as concentrações de Ca e de Na, reduziu o Al trocável e não influenciou na disponibilidade de Mg, fato que pode proporcionar deficiência de Mg às plantas, em

  8. The Efficiency of Delone Coverings of the Canonical Tilings MATH {cal T}(*(A_4)) -> T^*(A4) and MATH {cal T}(*(D_6)) -> T^*(D6)

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    Papadopolos, Zorka; Kasner, Gerald

    This chapter is devoted to the coverings of the two quasiperiodic canonical tilings MATH {cal T}(*(A_4)) -> T^*(A4) and MATH {cal T}(*(D_6)) equiv {cal T}(*(2F)) -> T^*(D6) T^*(2F), obtained by projection from the root lattices A4 and D6, respectively. In the first major part of this chapter, in Sect. 5.2, we shall introduce a Delone covering MATH {cal C}(s_{{cal) T}(*(A_4)}) -> C^sT^*(A4) of the 2-dimensional decagonal tiling MATH {cal T}(*(A_4)) -> T^*(A4). In the second major part of this chapter, Sect. 5.3, we summarize the results related to the Delone covering of the icosahedral tiling MATH {cal T}(*(D_6)) -> T^*(D6), MATH {cal C}_{{cal T}(*(D_6)}) -> CT^*(D6) and determine the zero-, single-, and double- deckings and the resulting thickness of the covering. In the conclusions section, we give some suggestions as to how the definition of the Delone covering might be changed in order to reach some real (full) covering of the icosahedral tiling MATH {cal T}(*(D_6)) -> T^*(D6). In Section 5.2 the definition of the Delone covering is also changed in order to avoid an unnecessary large thickness of the covering.

  9. ${\\cal{KK}}\\text{MC-hh}$: Resummed Exact ${\\cal O}(\\alpha^2L)$ EW Corrections in a Hadronic MC Event Generator

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    Jadach, S; Was, Z A; Yost, S A

    2016-01-01

    We present an improvement of the MC event generator Herwiri2, where we recall the latter MC was a prototype for the inclusion of CEEX resummed EW corrections in hadron-hadron scattering at high cms energies. In this improvement the new exact ${\\cal O}(\\alpha^2L)$ resummed EW generator ${\\cal{KK}}$ MC 4.22, featuring as it does the CEEX realization of resummation in the EW sector, is put in union with the Herwig parton shower environment. The {\\rm LHE} format of the attendant output event file means that all other conventional parton shower environments are available to the would-be user of the resulting new MC. For this reason (and others -- see the text) we henceforth refer to the new improvement of the Herwiri2 MC as ${\\cal{KK}}\\text{MC-hh}$. Since this new MC features exact ${\\cal O}(\\alpha)$ pure weak corrections from the DIZET EW library and features the CEEX and the EEX YFS-style resummation of large multiple photon effects, it provides already the concrete path to 0.05\\% precision on such effects if we...

  10. The rock-cut tombs of S’Alblegall (Ferreries and cereal based agriculture in the mid 2nd millennium cal BC in Minorca

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    Arnau Fernández, Pedro

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we present the first work undertaken on the necropolis of S’Alblegall (Ferreries, Minorca. Hypogeum nº 3 of this necropolis has produced interesting traces for the study of cereal agriculture in the island of Minorca, in the middle of the XV cal ANE century. It allows us to propose a new hypothesis about the construction of hypogea in the island, as well as to review the different archaeological sites on the island that have signs of cereal cultivation.

    En este artículo damos a conocer los primeros trabajos realizados en la necrópolis de S’Alblegall (Ferreries, Menorca. El hipogeo nº 3 de esta necrópolis ha proporcionado interesantes indicios para el estudio de la agricultura cerealística en la isla de Menorca en un momento que situamos hacia mediados del siglo XV cal ANE. Ello nos permite plantear nuevas hipótesis sobre la construcción de hipogeos en la isla, así como realizar un recorrido por los distintos yacimientos arqueológicos menorquines que han deparado evidencias del cultivo de cereales.

  11. Estudio del sistema kisspeptina y su papel en el inicio de la pubertad de la lubina europea (Dicentrarchus labrax): Efecto de la restricción calórica en machos

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    Escobar Aguirre, Sebastián

    2015-01-01

    Tesi realitzada a l'Instituto de Acuicultura de Torre de la Sal (IATS - CSIC) En esta tesis doctoral se estudia el efecto de una dieta de restricción calórica de mantenimiento a largo plazo (14 meses), en machos de lubina prepúberes, sobre el inicio y desarrollo de la pubertad. Para ello se consideró el papel que los sistemas kisspeptina/GnRH juegan en el cerebro y la gónada de esta especie en términos reproductivos. Nuestros resultados evidencian que tanto las neuronas que expresan kiss1 ...

  12. Viabilidade do uso de resíduos da agroindústria coureiro-calçadista no solo Viability of using tannery and leather residues in the soil

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    Clesio Gianello; Susan Carla Domaszak; Leandro Bortolon; Cláudio Henrique Kray; Vanessa Martins

    2011-01-01

    As indústrias couro-calçadistas geram grandes quantidades de resíduos que contém cromo, produto utilizado no curtimento do couro. Para avaliar os efeitos de três aplicações de lodo de curtume (LC), resíduo de rebaixadeira (RR) e aparas de couro (AC) sobre o rendimento do sorgo (Sorghum graniferum) e rabanete (Raphanus sativus), foi conduzido um experimento em colunas de PVC, com três tipos de solo, durante o período de 1996 a 1999. Foram determinados no solo os valores de pH e o teor de cromo...

  13. Efecto del consumo de frutos secos sobre el balance calórico y diferentes factores de riesgo cardiovascular

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    Casas Agustench, Patricia

    2010-01-01

    Mediante el análisis transversal del estudio PREDIMED-Nureta se confirman los hallazgos anteriores de estudios epidemiológicos en relación a la existencia de una asociación inversa entre el consumo de frutos secos (FS) y el índice de masa corporal y además, los extiende a la adiposidad abdominal, aunque esta vez en una población europea de alto riesgo cardiovascular y acostumbrada a consumir FS. Este trabajo aporta también novedades respecto a los mecanismos a través de los cuales los FS podr...

  14. Apicidin对人舌鳞癌CAL-27细胞作用的初步研究%In vitro study on the Mechanisms of Apicidin in the treatment of human tongue squamous carcinoma cell line CAL -27

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    毛立民; 赵晶; 韩斯琴高娃; 李国松; 李国林; 郭福林

    2012-01-01

    目的 探讨Apicidin对体外培养人舌鳞癌CAL-27细胞影响及作用机制.方法 体外培养人舌鳞癌CAL-27细胞,采用不同浓度的Apicidin作为实验组,并设立对照组,倒置显微镜观察细胞形态,CCK-8法检测细胞增殖、TUNEL、流式细胞仪检测Apicidin对CAL-27细胞凋亡作用.结果 Apicidin可显著抑制CAL-27细胞的生长(P<0.05),呈时间剂量依赖性.通过TUNEL法、流式细胞仪检测显示CAL-27细胞的凋亡,并且使CAL-27细胞停留在G2期.结论 Apicidin能显著抑制CAL-27的体外生长并能诱导细胞凋亡.%Objective To investigate the effects of Apicidin on human tongue squamous carcinoma cell line CAL-27 in vitro. Methods The human tongue squamous carcinoma CAL-27 cells were cultured regularly in medium with different concentration rations of Apicidin. Morphology of cells was examined by light microsope, proliferative activity of cells was assessed by CCK-8, the cell apoptoais was detected by TUN EL and FCM. Results A time dose-dependent significantly inhibited was detected in CAL-27 cells by Apicidin (P<0.05). Apicidin could induce the cell apoptosis of CAL-27 which revealed by TUNEL and FCM, and increase the proportion in G2/M phases of the cell cycle. Conclusion Apicidin significantly inhibited the growth of CAL-27 in vital and can induce apoptosis.

  15. Digital signage sobre IP

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    Casademont Filella, Albert

    2012-01-01

    Projecte que versa sobre el disseny i la implementació d'un sistema de Digital Signage (Cartelleria Digital) sobre IP, creant un gestor que permeti controlar de forma remota tot un conjunt de petits dispositius connectats a pantalles que emeten continguts multimèdia com vídeos, imatges, feeds rss...

  16. The EuroSprite2005 Observational Campaign: an example of training and outreach opportunities for CAL young scientists

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    O. Chanrion; Crosby, N. B.; E. Arnone; Boberg, F.; van der Velde, O.; Odzimek, A.; Mika, Á.; Enell, C.-F.; Berg, P; M. Ignaccolo; Steiner, R. J.; Laursen, S.; Neubert, T.

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    International audience The four year "Coupling of Atmospheric Layers (CAL)" EU FP5 Research Training Network project studied unanswered questions related to transient luminous events (sprites, jets and elves) in the upper atmosphere. Consisting of ten scientific work-packages CAL also included intensive training and outreach programmes for the young scientists hired. Educational activities were based on the following elements: national PhD programmes, activities at CAL and other meetings, ...

  17. Synthesis of LTA zeolite on corundum supports: Preliminary assessment for heavy metal removal from waste water; Sintesis de zeolita LTA sobre soportes de corindon: Evaluacion preliminar para la eliminacion de metales pesados de efluentes acuosos

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    Jacas, A.; Ortega, P.; Velasco, M. J.; Camblor, M. A.; Rodriguez, M. A.

    2012-11-01

    The effectiveness of materials based on LTA Zeolite as active phase, for their incorporation into systems aimed at the removal of heavy metals on waste water is evaluated in a preliminary way. This type of Zeolite with the main channel of a minimum free diameter of 0,41 nm and a low SiO{sub 2}/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} ratio is an interesting molecular sieve, which in turn display a high ion exchange capacity. From this point of view, LTA Zeolite crystals were obtained in situ by hydrothermal synthesis and characterized by x ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). We have studied the effect of hydrothermal synthesis time at 378 K. Likewise, the removal capacity of heavy metal from the active phase was evaluated in as a first step on diluted solutions of cooper salts at slightly acidic pH ({approx} 4,7). (Author) 28 refs.

  18. Matching the $D^6 {\\cal R}^4$ interaction at two-loops

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    D'Hoker, Eric; Pioline, Boris; Russo, Rodolfo

    2015-01-01

    The coefficient of the $D^6 {\\cal R}^4$ interaction in the low energy expansion of the two-loop four-graviton amplitude in type II superstring theory is known to be proportional to the integral of the Zhang-Kawazumi (ZK) invariant over the moduli space of genus-two Riemann surfaces. We demonstrate that the ZK invariant is an eigenfunction with eigenvalue 5 of the Laplace-Beltrami operator in the interior of moduli space. Exploiting this result, we evaluate the integral of the ZK invariant explicitly, finding agreement with the value of the two-loop $D^6 {\\cal R}^4$ interaction predicted on the basis of S-duality and supersymmetry. A review of the current understanding of the $D^{2p} {\\cal R}^4$ interactions in type II superstring theory compactified on a torus $T^d$ with $p \\leq 3$ and $d \\leq 4$ is included.

  19. CalFUSE v3: A Data-Reduction Pipeline for the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer

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    Dixon, W V; Barrett, P E; Civeit, T; Dupuis, J; Fullerton, A W; Godard, B; Hsu, J C; Kaiser, M E; Kruk, J W; Lacour, S; Lindler, D J; Massa, D; Robinson, R D; Romelfanger, M L; Sonnentrucker, P

    2007-01-01

    Since its launch in 1999, the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) has made over 4600 observations of some 2500 individual targets. The data are reduced by the Principal Investigator team at the Johns Hopkins University and archived at the Multimission Archive at Space Telescope (MAST). The data-reduction software package, called CalFUSE, has evolved considerably over the lifetime of the mission. The entire FUSE data set has recently been reprocessed with CalFUSE v3.2, the latest version of this software. This paper describes CalFUSE v3.2, the instrument calibrations upon which it is based, and the format of the resulting calibrated data files.

  20. Frontline CALS - Extranet Enabled Support of Customer Relations Based on Product State Information

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    Larsen, Michael Holm; Franck, Lesley Robert; Pedersen, Mogens Kühn

    The electronic economy has proliferated during the past decade. Many initiatives are launched in order to support customer's interaction with the company, however, often fragmented. A more holistic approach is provided in this article. The article suggests a business model in the era of electronic...... commerce called Frontline CALS. Frontline CALS integrate three bodies of knowledge, i.e. Continuous Acquisition and Lifecycle Support, Electronic Commerce, and the Customer Consumption Chain in order to construct a concept that enhances the service quality for customers with time critical operations. The...... essence of Frontline CALS is that it combines a product and a customer view with the aim of enhancing the service quality offered by the dealers in collaboration with the producer. The article further provides empirical insight from an early prototype implementation of a Web Service System intended to...

  1. L’Observatoire numérique Nouvelle-Calédonie

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    Charlotte Ullmann

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Ses missions consistent à observer le développement numérique et favoriser l’animation territoriale des acteurs en Nouvelle-Calédonie. Parrainée par l’association calédonienne pour les technologies de l’information et de la communication (ACTIC et le ministère en charge de l’économie numérique du Gouvernement de Nouvelle-Calédonie nommé depuis mai 2009, une mission d’étude a été menée depuis juin 2010 pour définir les contours d’un Observatoire numérique. A travers cette étude, il s’agissai...

  2. Aspects of screening and confinement in a topologically massive $U{\\left( 1 \\right)_{\\cal W}} \\times U{(1)_{\\cal Y}}$ Chern-Simons-Higgs theory

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    Gaete, Patricio

    2016-01-01

    By using the gauge-invariant but path-dependent, variables formalism, we consider a recently proposed topologically massive $U{\\left( 1 \\right)_{\\cal W}} \\times U{(1)_{\\cal Y}}$ Chern-Simons-Higgs theory in $2+1$ dimensions. In particular, we inspect the impact of a Chern-Simons mixing term between two Abelian gauge fields on physical observables. We pursue our investigation by analysing the model in two different situations. In the first case, where we integrate out the massive excitation and consider an effective model for the massless field, we show that the interaction energy contains a linear term leading to the confinement of static charge probes along with a screening contribution. The second situation, where the massless field can be exactly integrated over with its constraint duly taken into account, the interesting feature is that the resulting effective model describes a purely screening phase, without any trace of a confining regime.

  3. Estudi constructiu i proposta de rehabilitació de la Masia Cal Mata ( Albinyana )

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    Muñoz Aragón, Sergi; Solé Alcàcer, Marc

    2013-01-01

    L’objectiu d’aquest treball és explicar l’evolució històrica de la masia Cal Mata i del seu entorn, analitzar quin és el seu estat actual, realitzar l’aixecament gràfic inexistent fins ara i realitzar una proposta de rehabilitació encarada a un canvi d’ús de l’actual masia a una masia rural. La masia Cal Mata ha estat dividida en dues zones. Una zona més antiga, que correspondria a la part oest, on hi trobem a la planta baixa els trasters per guardar material i a la planta pis les...

  4. Spatial structure of the 8200 cal yr BP event in northern Europe

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    Seppä, H.; H. J. B. Birks; Giesecke, T.; D. Hammarlund; Alenius, T.; Antonsson, K.; Bjune, A.E.; Heikkilä, M.; MacDonald, G. M.; Ojala, A. E. K.; Telford, R J; Veski, S.

    2007-01-01

    A synthesis of well-dated high-resolution pollen records suggests a spatial structure in the 8200 cal yr BP event in northern Europe. The temperate, thermophilous tree taxa, especially Corylus, Ulmus, and Alnus, decline abruptly between 8300 and 8000 cal yr BP at most sites located south of 61° N, whereas there is no clear change in pollen values at the sites located in the North-European tree-line region. Pollen-based quantitat...

  5. The Framework Model of Supply-Chain Process in CALS Environment

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    2002-01-01

    E-supply chain is the trend of the supply chain ma na gement. However, building E-supply chain depends on business process improvemen t and re-engineering, which becomes one of the important aspects in supply chai n management. However, the supply chain process re-engineering and improvement is constrained because of lack of integrating operation framework and standards based on information management. We find that the idea of CALS origins from DoD of USA can solve the problems very well. CALS is the abb...

  6. L’élevage de la crevette bleue en Nouvelle -Calédonie

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    Della Patrona, Luc; Brun, Pierre; Peignon, Jean-marie

    2009-01-01

    Ce poster présente l'ouvrage homonyme qui représente une somme de connaissances considérable sur l’élevage de la crevette bleue Litopenaeus stylirostris en Nouvelle-Calédonie. Les différents aspects de l’élevage y sont détaillés avec de nombreux exemples très concrets et une iconographie abondante, 320 pages,101 figures, 49 photos, 85 tableaux, près de 500 références bibliographiques. Cet ouvrage satisfera naturellement les professionnels de la crevetticulture en Nouvelle-Calédonie et au delà...

  7. CMOS optical sensor and readout electronics for LumiCal Alignment System

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    The silicon-tungsten calorimeter LumiCal, located in very forward region of the future detector at the International Linear Collider, is proposed for precisely luminosity measurement. One of the requirements to fulfil this task is available information on the actual position of the calorimeter relative to the beam interaction area which should be known with accuracy of a few micrometers. In this paper we present project measurement unit for the positioning of the LumiCal electron detector by optical method using a laser beam and a CMOS sensor. (author)

  8. High temporal Resolution Fire History in Eastern Africa: the Last 16 kyr cal. BP

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    Vanniere, B.; Carcaillet, C.; Garcin, Y.; Vullien, A.; Williamson, D.

    2004-12-01

    Charcoal series, based on a high temporal resolution analysis, at Lake Massoko (9°20' S, 33° 45' E, 770 a.s.l., SW Tanzania) reveals numerous changes of fire regime over the last 16 kyr cal BP. Data are based on the tallying of charcoal from 700 continuous 1 cm thick samples along a 7m long sequence. The structure of charcoal particles is well preserved with an length:width ratio superior to 5; this appears to testify to the local provenance of the material studied and to the rapid transport of particles to the lake. The majority of particles belongs to herbaceous cuticles produced by savanna or bush fires. Time control is supported by 14 radiocarbon dates. Mean time resolution per sample of 17 yr provides the first long detailed biomass burning record in Africa. This record evidences frequent fires events during the last 16 kyr, indicating that fire is a key component of east African ecosystems since, at least, the last glacial stage up to present. From 16 to 12 kyr cal BP, the charcoal influx into the lake is low except during two specific sequences, between 13.5-12.5 kyr cal BP and 14.5-14 kyr cal BP. These may correspond to more arid or more biomass-available phases. Around 10 kyr cal BP, at the early Holocene a greater influx of charcoal is recorded in the lake, probably as a result of a high fire regime likely triggered by severe droughts. Between 8.3 and 1.7 kyr cal BP, the charcoal influx displays a cyclic fire history of ca. 500 yr. Low fire regime, between 3.5-2.5, 5.5-5 and 7.5-7 kyr cal BP, correspond to wetter periods. About 12 sequences of fire increase and decrease are highlighted, which appears to support a high climatic variability during the middle-Holocene. After 1.7 kyr BP, there is a long lasting increase of charcoal influx into the lake, as observed by black carbon analysis (Thevenon et al., 2003). This particular period, without analog since 16 kyr cal BP, is consistent with the development of Iron Age settlements in the region, slash

  9. Manual de Boas Práticas na Indústria do Calçado

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    Martins, Sónia Dias

    2013-01-01

    O presente trabalho de projeto intitulado “Manual de Boas Práticas Ambientais na Indústria do Calçado” visa servir como um instrumento orientador de gestão ambiental, com o objetivo de aperfeiçoar comportamentos, atitudes e práticas. O setor do calçado foi selecionado para o desenvolvimento do trabalho de projeto, devido à sua extrema importância na estrutura industrial portuguesa, responsável pelo crescimento contínuo e sustentado a nível nacional, assim como contribui para as contas externa...

  10. QIE12: A New High-Performance ASIC for the ATLAS TileCal Upgrade

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    Drake, Gary; The ATLAS collaboration; Proudfoot, James; Stanek, Robert; Chekanov, Sergei

    2015-01-01

    We present results on the QIE12, a custom ASIC, being developed for the ATLAS TileCal Phase 2 Upgrade. The design features 1.5 fC sensitivity, more than 17 bits of dynamic range with logarithmic response, and an on-chip TDC with one nanosecond resolution. It has a programmable shunt output for monitoring the integrated current. The device operates with no dead-time at 40 MHz, making it ideal for calorimetry at the LHC. We present bench measurements and integration studies that characterize the performance, radiation tolerance measurements, and the design for the ATLAS TileCal detector for the Phase 2 Upgrade.

  11. Sobre el Paisaje Cultural

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    Hernández León, Juan Miguel

    2008-01-01

    El 4º Congreso Europeo sobre Investigación Arquitectónica y Urbana EURAU’08, organizado por la Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid y dedicado a reflexionar sobre el “Paisaje cultural”, continúa la tarea de intercambio de conocimientos científicos y experiencias docentes entre las escuelas y facultades europeas de Arquitectura emprendida en las ediciones anteriores de Marsella, acerca de “La cuestión doctoral”, de Lille, sobre “El espacio considerad...

  12. Ultrafiltros sobre ω.

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    Mancilla Hernández, Salvador

    2012-01-01

    El objetivo del presente trabajo estudiar los ideales y filtros sobre conjuntos numerables, los que comúnmente conocemos como filtros sobre ω o ideales sobre ω. Dentro de estos, nos enfocaremos en la clase de I-ultrafiltros los cuales fueron estudiados por James Baumgartner en [11]. Y dentro de esta clase de ultrafiltros, nos concentraremos cuando I es {A ⊆ ω : n∈A g(n) < ∞}, también conocido como ideal sumable con respecto a g, donde g es una sucesión de números reales no negativ...

  13. Apoptosis of human tongue squamous cell carcinoma cell (CAL-27 induced by Lactobacillus sp. A-2 metabolites

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    Guoliang ZHANG

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To study the effect of Lactobacillus sp. A-2 metabolites on viability of CAL-27 cells and apoptosis in CAL-27 cells. Methods: Lactobacillus sp. A-2 metabolites 1 and 2 (LM1 and LM2 were obtained by culturing Lactobacillus sp. A-2 in reconstituted whey medium and whey-inulin medium; the cultured CAL-27 cells were treated with different concentrations of LM1 and LM2 (0, 3, 6, 12, 24, 48 mg/mL and assayed by methyl thiazolyltetrazolium (MTT method; morphological changes of apoptotic cell were observed under fluorescence microscopy by acridine orange (Ao fluorescent staining; flow cytometry method (FCM and agarose gel electrophoresis were used to detect the apoptosis of CAL-27 cells treated LM1 and LM2. Results: The different concentrations of LM1 and LM2 could restrain the growth of CAL-27 cells, and in a dose-dependent manner; the apoptosis of CAL-27 cells was obviously induced and was time-dependent. Conclusions: Viability of CAL-27 cells was inhibited by Lactobacillus sp. A-2 metabolites; Lactobacillus sp. A-2 metabolites could induce CAL-27 cells apoptosis; study on the bioactive compounds in the Lactobacillus sp. A-2 metabolites and their molecular mechanism is in progress.

  14. 78 FR 1252 - CalAmp Wireless Networks Corporation (CWNC), Satellite Products Division, Including On-Site...

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    2013-01-08

    ... December 13, 2011 (76 FR 77556). At the request of the State of Minnesota, the Department reviewed the... Employment and Training Administration CalAmp Wireless Networks Corporation (CWNC), Satellite Products Division, Including On-Site Leased Workers From Select Staffing, Oxnard, CA; CalAmp Wireless...

  15. Taking the Plunge with CLEM: The Design and Evaluation of a Large Scale CAL System.

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    Boyle, Tom; And Others

    1994-01-01

    Describes the design, implementation, and evaluation of a computer-assisted learning (CAL) package called CLEM (CORE Learning Environment for Modula-2) that was developed in Great Britain for teaching the Modula-2 programming language to first-year college students. Topics discussed include interactivity, flexibility, ease of use, student…

  16. Essential norms of weighted composition operators on the space ${\\cal H}^\\infty$ of Dirichlet series.

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    Lefèvre, Pascal

    2009-01-01

    International audience We estimate the essential norm of a weighted composition operator relatively to the class of Dunford-Pettis operators or the class of weakly compact operators, on the space ${\\cal H}^\\infty$ of Dirichlet series. As particular cases, we obtain the precise value of the generalized essential norm of a composition operator and of a multiplication operator.

  17. Spatial structure of the 8200 cal yr BP event in Northern Europe

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    H. Seppä

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available A synthesis of well-dated high-resolution pollen records suggests a spatial structure in the 8200 cal yr BP event in northern Europe. The temperate, thermophilous tree taxa, especially Corylus, Ulmus, and Alnus, decline abruptly between 8300 and 8000 cal yr BP at most sites located south of 61° N, whereas there is no clear change in pollen values at the sites located in the North-European tree-line region. Pollen-based quantitative temperature reconstructions and several other, independent palaeoclimate proxies, such as lacustrine oxygen-isotope records, reflect the same pattern, with no detectable cooling in the sub-arctic region. The observed pattern would challenge the general view of the wide-spread occurrence of the 8200 cal yr BP event in the North Atlantic region. An alternative explanation is that the cooling during the 8200 cal yr BP event took place mostly during the winter and spring, and the ecosystems in the south responded sensitively to the cooling during the onset of the growing season. In contrast, in the sub-arctic area, where the vegetation was still dormant and lakes ice-covered, the cold event is not reflected in pollen-based or lake-sediment-based records. The arctic regions may therefore not always be optimal for detecting past climate changes.

  18. Spatial structure of the 8200 cal yr BP event in northern Europe

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    H. Seppä

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available A synthesis of well-dated high-resolution pollen records suggests a spatial structure in the 8200 cal yr BP event in northern Europe. The temperate, thermophilous tree taxa, especially Corylus, Ulmus, and Alnus, decline abruptly between 8300 and 8000 cal yr BP at most sites located south of 61° N, whereas there is no clear change in pollen values at the sites located in the North-European tree-line region. Pollen-based quantitative temperature reconstructions and several other, independent palaeoclimate proxies, such as lacustrine oxygen-isotope records, reflect the same pattern, with no detectable cooling in the sub-arctic region. The observed patterns challenges the general view of the wide-spread occurrence of the 8200 cal yr BP event in the North Atlantic region. An alternative explanation is that the cooling during the 8200 cal yr BP event took place mostly during the winter and spring, and the ecosystems in the south responded sensitively to the cooling during the onset of the growing season. In contrast, in the sub-arctic area, where the vegetation was still dormant and lakes ice-covered, the cold event is not reflected in pollen-based or lake-sediment-based records.

  19. X-ray Pulsations in the Supersoft X-ray Binary CAL 83

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    Schmidtke, P. C.; Cowley, A. P.

    2005-01-01

    X-ray data reveal that the supersoft X-ray binary CAL 83 exhibits 38.4 minute pulsations at some epochs. These X-ray variations are similar to those found in some novae and are likely to be caused by nonradial pulsations the white dwarf. This is the first detection of pulsations in a classical supersoft X-ray binary.

  20. Nonlinear modal interactions in parity-time (${\\cal PT}$) symmetric lasers

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    Ge, Li

    2016-01-01

    Parity-time ($\\cal PT$) symmetric lasers have attracted considerable attention lately due to their promising applications and intriguing properties, such as free spectral range doubling and single-mode lasing. In this work we discuss nonlinear modal interactions in these laser systems under steady state conditions, and we demonstrate that several gain clamping scenarios can occur for lasing operation in the $\\cal PT$-symmetric and $\\cal PT$-broken phases. In particular, we show that, depending on the system's design and the external pump profile, its operation in the nonlinear regime falls into two different categories: in one the system is frozen in the $\\cal PT$ phase space as the applied gain increases, while in the other the system is pulled towards its exceptional point. These features are first illustrated by a coupled mode formalism and later verified by employing the Steady-state Ab-initio Laser Theory (SALT). Our findings shine light on the robustness of single-mode operation in these lasers against ...

  1. The location of cemento enamel junction for CAL measurement: A clinical crisis

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    Vandana K

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: We face various problems while measuring the Clinical attachment level (CAL from Cemento-enamel junction (CEJ. This study aims to record and compare the CEJ location measurements using a xed reference point (FRP [Custom made stent] before and after ap elevation. Materials and Methods: A custom made stent and UNC-15 probe were used. Recording of CEJ location was made using a UNC-15 (Hu-Friedy probe, before (close CEJ and after (Open CEJ the reflection of the flap from the lower edge of the stent in those subjects who were indicated for flap surgery, at baseline. Results: We used statistical analysis involving intra-group comparison done by Paired-′t′ test. The close and the open CEJ measurements demonstrated a, statistically, non-significant difference. The equi-measurements of close and open CEJ numerical data were remarkably lower than the under and overestimation of measurements. Thus, despite certain disadvantages of stent, the FRP provides a simple solution for CAL measurement. Conclusion: The results of this study confirms the objective of the study and strongly suggests that CAL measurements done without FRP is subjected to great variation and the diagnostic and prognostic interpretation of CAL should be viewed seriously in periodontics.

  2. Study of TileCal Scintillators Irradiation using the Minimum Bias Integrators

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    Fischer, Cora; The ATLAS collaboration

    2016-01-01

    This Talk is about the Minimum Bias Integrator System used in the ATLAS TileCal to monitor the instantaneous luminosity and detector response. Studies concerning these two topics are presented for 2012 and 2015 data periods. An emphasis is placed on the study of scintillator irradiation.

  3. Setup, tests and results for the ATLAS TileCal Read Out Driver production

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    Valero, Alberto; Castillo, V; Cuenca, C; Ferrer, A; Fullana, E; González, V; Higón, E; Munar, A; Poveda, J; Ruiz-Martínez, A; Salvachúa, B; Sanchís, E; Solans, C; Soret, J; Torres, J; Valls, J A

    2007-01-01

    In this paper we describe the performance and test results of the production of the 38 ATLAS TileCal Read Out Drivers (RODs). We first describe the basic hardware specifications and firmware functionality of the modules, the test-bench setup used for production and the test procedure to qualify the boards. We then finally show and discuss the performance results.

  4. Dimensionality reduction and endmember extraction for hyperspectral imaging using an RVC-CAL library

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    Madroñal Quintín, D.; Lazcano López, R.; Juárez Martínez, E.; Sanz Álvaro, C.

    2015-10-01

    Hyperspectral Imaging (HI) collects high resolution spectral information consisting of hundred of bands raging from the infrared to the ultraviolet wave lengths. In the medical field, specifically, in the cancer tissue identification at the operating room, the potential of HI is huge. However, given the data volume of HI and the computational complexity and cost of identification algorithms, real-time processing is the key, differential feature that brings value to surgeons. In order to achieve real-time implementations, the parallelism available in a specification needs to be explicitly highlighted. Data-flow programming languages, like RVC-CAL, are able to accomplish this goal. In this paper, an RVC-CAL library to implement dimensionality reduction and endmember extraction is presented. The results obtained show significant improvements with regard to a state-of-the-art analysis tool. A speedup of 30% is carried out using the complete processing chain and, in particular, a speedup of 5% has been achieved in the dimensionality reduction step. This dimensionality reduction takes ten of the thirteen seconds that the whole system needs to analyze one of the images. In addition, the RVC-CAL library is an excellent tool to simplify the implementation process of HI algorithms. Effectively, during the experimental test, the potential of the RVC-CAL library to reveal possible bottlenecks present in the HI processing chain and, therefore, to improve the system performance to achieve real-time constraints has been shown. Furthermore, the RVC-CAL library provides the possibility of system performance testing.

  5. CAMPARE and Cal-Bridge: Two Institutional Networks Increasing Diversity in Astronomy

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    Rudolph, Alexander L.; Impey, Chris David; Smecker-Hane, Tammy A.

    2016-01-01

    We describe two programs, CAMPARE and Cal-Bridge, with the common mission of increasing participation of groups traditionally underrepresented in astronomy, through summer research opportunities, in the case of CAMPARE, scholarships in the case of Cal-Bridge, and significant mentoring in both programs, leading to an increase in their numbers successfully pursuing a PhD in the field.In 6 years, the CAMPARE program has sent 62 students, >85% from underrepresented groups, to conduct summer research at one of twelve major research institutions in California, Arizona, and Wyoming. The graduation rate among CAMPARE scholars is 97%, and of the 37 CAMPARE scholars who have graduated with a Bachelor's degree, almost 60% (21) have completed or are pursuing graduate education in astronomy or a related field, at institutions including UCLA, USC, UC Riverside, Stanford, Univ. of Rochester, Georgia Tech, Kent State, Indiana Univ., Univ. of Oregon, Syracuse, and the Fisk-Vanderbilt Master's-to-PhD program. The Cal-Bridge program is a CSU-UC Bridge program comprised of faculty form 5 University of California (UC), 8 California State University (CSU), and 8 California Community College (CCC) campuses in Southern California. Cal-Bridge provides much deeper mentoring and professional development experiences over the last two years of undergraduate and first year of graduate school to students from this diverse network of higher education institutions. Cal-Bridge Scholars benefit from financial support, intensive, joint mentoring by CSU and UC faculty, professional development workshops, and exposure to research opportunities at the participating UC campuses.

  6. Ubiquitination and Degradation of CFTR by the E3 Ubiquitin Ligase MARCH2 through Its Association with Adaptor Proteins CAL and STX6

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    Jie Cheng; William Guggino

    2013-01-01

    Golgi-localized cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR)-associated ligand (CAL) and syntaxin 6 (STX6) regulate the abundance of mature, post-ER CFTR by forming a CAL/STX6/CFTR complex (CAL complex) that promotes CFTR degradation in lysosomes. However, the molecular mechanism underlying this degradation is unknown. Here we investigated the interaction of a Golgi-localized, membrane-associated RING-CH E3 ubiquitin ligase, MARCH2, with the CAL complex and the consequent bindin...

  7. O USO DE CLORETO DE CÁLCIO E DA CAL PARA O TRATAMENTO PÓS-COLHEITA DE PODRIDÕES EM MAÇÃS

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    BRACKMANN AURI

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Foi desenvolvido um experimento para avaliar a influência da contaminação da água e a eficiência de produtos químicos na lavagem de maçãs cvs. Gala e Fuji sobre a ocorrência de podridão em frutos com ferimentos. O delineamento experimental foi inteiramente casualizado, com quatro repetições por cultivar e unidade experimental composta por 25 frutos. Os tratamentos foram: a Testemunha (seca; b Testemunha em água; c Inoculação com água com esporos; d Inoculação em água com esporos + 30 horas em temperatura ambiente; e 30 horas em temperatura ambiente + inoculação em água com esporos; f Cal Ca(OH2 (1,5%; g CaCl2 (1,5%. Inicialmente, todos os frutos sofreram quatro lesões de 0,2cm de diâmetro por 0,5cm de profundidade na região equatorial. Os frutos foram inoculados com uma solução de esporos de Penicillium sp. Após aplicação dos respectivos tratamentos, os frutos foram armazenados sob refrigeração a 0ºC para a 'Gala' e -0,5ºC para a 'Fuji'. As avaliações de incidência de podridão foram realizadas na abertura das câmaras (60 dias e após 7 e 14 dias de exposição a 20ºC. Não houve ocorrência de podridão aos 60 dias para os frutos tratados com cal, não diferindo estatisticamente dos tratados com CaCl2. Aos sete e 14 dias, a cal mostrou-se mais eficiente que o CaCl2 na cv. Gala. Os frutos que ficaram 30 horas em temperatura ambiente antes de serem inoculados com uma solução de esporos, apresentaram menor incidência de podridão que os inoculados antes da exposição por 30 horas à temperatura ambiente, indicando que, após a inoculação, o fungo necessita de temperatura adequada para causar podridão.

  8. Mitos sobre agroecologia.

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    Canuto, João Carlos

    2011-01-01

    O presente ensaio vem a discutir alguns aspectos do discurso sobre a Agroecologia, procurando evidenciar contradições do senso comum, advindas seja de parte da comunidade leiga, dos meios de comunicação ou da comunidade científica. Coloca em debate alguns mitos sobre os sistemas agroecológicos, tais como: que sejam tecnologicamente retrógrados, de baixa produtividade, exigentes em mão-de-obra, economicamente inviáveis e “puramente ideológicos”.

  9. Inferencias sobre Grafos

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    Sira M. Allende; Carlos N. Bouza

    2002-01-01

    El estudio de un juego puede ser modelado asumiendo que solo algunas partidas son observadas. Entonces el árbol del juego debe ser estimado utilizando información muestral. Similarmente ocurre al obtener información sobre el comportamiento de las decisiones tomadas por individuos muestreados sobre un árbol de decisión teórico. Al considerar una medida de probabilidad que caracterice el comportamiento de redes aleatorias se puede obtener un estimado del árbol asociado. Este problema es el anal...

  10. CalPFl4030 negatively modulates intracellular ATP levels during the development of azole resistance in Candida albicans

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    Xin-ming JIA; Ying WANG; Jun-dong ZHANG; Hong-yue TAN; Yuan-yingJIANG; Jun GU

    2011-01-01

    Aim:Widespread and repeated use of azoles, particularly fiuconazole, has led to the rapid development of azole resistance in Candida albicans.We investigated the role of CalPF14030 during the development of azole resistance in C albicans.Methods:The expression of CalPF14030 was measured by quantitative RT-PCR, and CalPF14030 was disrupted by the hisG-URA3-hisG(URA-blaster)method.The sensitivity of C albicans to azoles was examined using a spot assay, and the intracellular ATP concentrations were measured by a luminometer.Results:CalPF14030 expression in C albicans was up-regulated by Ca2+ in a calcineurin-dependent manner, and the protein was overexpressed during the stepwise acquisition of azole resistance.However,disruption or ectopic overexpression of CalPFl4030 did not affect the sensitivity of C albicans to azoles.Finally,we demonstrated that disruption of CalPFll4030 significantly increased intracellular ATP levels.and overexpression significantly decreased intracellular ATP levels jn C albicans.Conclusion:CalPF14030 may negatively modulate intracellular ATP levels during the development of azole resistance in C albicans.

  11. Biodiesel production from different algal oil using immobilized pure lipase and tailor made rPichia pastoris with Cal A and Cal B genes.

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    Bharathiraja, B; Ranjith Kumar, R; PraveenKumar, R; Chakravarthy, M; Yogendran, D; Jayamuthunagai, J

    2016-08-01

    In this investigation, oil extraction was performed in marine macroalgae Gracilaria edulis, Enteromorpha compressa and Ulva lactuca. The algal biomass was characterized by Scanning Electron Microscopy and Fourier Transform-Infra Red Spectroscopy. Six different pre-treatment methods were carried out to evaluate the best method for maximum oil extraction. Optimization of extraction parameters were performed and high oil yield was obtained at temperature 55°C, time 150min, particle size 0.10mm, solvent-to-solid ratio 6:1 and agitation rate 500rpm. After optimization, 9.5%, 12.18% and 10.50 (g/g) of oil extraction yield was achieved from the respective algal biomass. The rate constant for extraction was obtained as first order kinetics, by differential method. Stable intracellular Cal A and Cal B lipase producing recombinant Pichia pastoris was constructed and used as biocatalyst for biodiesel production. Comparative analysis of lipase activity and biodiesel yield was made with immobilized Candida antarctica lipase. PMID:26906444

  12. Synergistic suppression of the PI3K inhibitor CAL-101 with bortezomib on mantle cell lymphoma growth

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    Fu-Lian Qu; Bing Xia; Su-Xia Li; Chen Tian; Hong-Liang Yang; Qian Li; Ya-Fei Wang; Yong Yu; Yi-Zhuo Zhang

    2015-01-01

    Objective:To investigate the effects of CAL-101, particularly when combined with bortezomib (BTZ) on mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) cells, and to explore its relative mechanisms. Methods:MTT assay was applied to detect the inhibitory effects of different concentrations of CAL-101. MCL cells were divided into four groups:control group, CAL-101 group, BTZ group, and CAL-101/BTZ group. hTe expression of PI3K-p110σ, AKT, ERK, p-AKT and p-ERK were detected by Western blot. hTe apoptosis rates of CAL-101 group, BTZ group, and combination group were detected by lfow cytometry. hTe location changes of nuclear factor kappa-B (NF-κB) of 4 groups was investigated by NF-κB Kit exploring. Western blot was applied to detect the levels of caspase-3 and the phosphorylation of AKT in different groups. Results:CAL-101 dose-and time-dependently induced reduction in MCL cell viability. CAL-101 combined with BTZ enhanced the reduction in cell viability and apoptosis. Western blot analysis showed that CAL-101 signiifcantly blocked the PI3K/AKT and ERK signaling pathway in MCL cells. hTe combination therapy contributed to the inactivation of NF-κB and AKT in MCL cell lines. However, cleaved caspase-3 was up-regulated atfer combined treatment. Conclusion:Our study showed that PI3K/p110σis a novel therapeutic target in MCL, and the underlying mechanism could be the blocking of the PI3K/AKT and ERK signaling pathways. hTese ifndings provided a basis for clinical evaluation of CAL-101 and a rationale for its application in combination therapy, particularly with BTZ.

  13. SYNTHESIS AND PROPERTY STUDY OF NANOPARTICLE QUATERNARY SEMICONDUCTOR SiCAlN FILMS WITH CO-SPUTTERING UNDER LOWER TEMPERATURE

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    SHIYONG HUANG; Xu, S; JIDONG LONG; ZHENHONG DAI; YUANPING SUN

    2005-01-01

    Quaternary SiCAlN nanoparticle films were produced by reactive rf magnetron co-sputtering technique with a chemically pure SiC and an Al target under low temperature. The crystalline structure, surface morphology, and element content of the films were studied in terms of sputtering parameters. The element content and chemical states of SiCAlN films were measured by means of energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (EDX) and X-ray photoelectronic spectroscopy (XPS). Surface morphology of SiCAlN fi...

  14. Plano de negócios: calções de banho outlier

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    Batista, Frederico Cipriano

    2014-01-01

    Mestrado em Gestão/JEL Classification System: M13, M21 Este projeto tem como objetivo a apresentação de um Plano de Negócios, que estude a viabilidade económica e financeira, da criação da Outlier, uma marca de calções de banho inovadora, em Portugal. Esta ideia surge no seguimento da deteção de uma necessidade por satisfazer neste segmento de mercado, onde não existem calções de banho com bolso impermeável e claramente distintos dos demais. Os dados recolhidos demonstram que a criaç...

  15. Los orígenes tecnológicos de la cal

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    Isabel Villaseñor Alonso; Luis Barba Pingarrón

    2012-01-01

    En este artículo hacemos una revisión de los sitios arqueológicos en donde se ha re- portado el uso temprano de la cal en la arquitectura, con la finalidad de entender la forma en que esta tecnología fue inventada y posteriormente difundida a las distintas regiones de México y Centroamérica. Con base en nuestro análisis proponemos que las tierras bajas mayas, el valle de Oaxaca y la región de Puebla-Tlaxcala constituyen las tres zonas con el uso más temprano de la cal; por lo tanto, son las d...

  16. Experiment of Injecting Phase Cal Ahead of the Feed: First Results

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    Ivanov, Dmitrij; Maslenikov, Anatolij; Vytnov, Alexander

    2010-01-01

    For developing the Russian VLBI network of new generation, a few experiments of injecting the phase calibration signal ahead of the feed were carried out. In the experiments an external broadband phase calibration signal was emitted through a special feed to a receiver horn directly. Prototypes of the feed for a frequency range of 2-18 GHz were created. The first experiments on injection phase cal ahead of the feed were carried out at Svetloe Observatory of the QUASAR VLBI network. The phase cal signal was emitted by the broadband feed installed on the roof of a mirror cabin, reflected by the sub-reflector, and received by the horn of the receiving system. The results of these experiments are considered.

  17. FPGA Implementation of Optimal Filtering Algorithm for TileCal ROD System

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    Torres, J; Castillo, V; Cuenca, C; Ferrer, A; Fullana, E; González, V; Higón, E; Poveda, J; Ruiz-Martinez, A; Salvachúa, B; Sanchis, E; Solans, C; Valero, A; Valls, J A

    2008-01-01

    Traditionally, Optimal Filtering Algorithm has been implemented using general purpose programmable DSP chips. Alternatively, new FPGAs provide a highly adaptable and flexible system to develop this algorithm. TileCal ROD is a multi-channel system, where similar data arrives at very high sampling rates and is subject to simultaneous tasks. It include different FPGAs with high I/O and with parallel structures that provide a benefit at a data analysis. The Optical Multiplexer Board is one of the elements presents in TileCal ROD System. It has FPGAs devices that present an ideal platform for implementing Optimal Filtering Algorithm. Actually this algorithm is performing in the DSPs included at ROD Motherboard. This work presents an alternative to implement Optimal Filtering Algorithm.

  18. Study of TileCal scintillators irradiation using the Minimum Bias integrators

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    Fischer, Cora; The ATLAS collaboration

    2016-01-01

    The Tile Calorimeter (TileCal) is the central hadronic calorimeter of the ATLAS experiment at the LHC. It provides precise energy measurements of hadrons, jets, taus and missing transverse energy. The monitoring and calibration of the calorimeter response at each stage of the signal development is done by a movable Cs$^{137}$ radioactive source, a laser calibration system and a charge injection system. Moreover, during LHC data taking, an integrator based readout provides the signals coming from inelastic proton-proton collisions at predominantly low momentum transfer (minimum bias events) and allows to monitor the instantaneous ATLAS luminosity as well as the response of calorimeter cells. The integrator currents have been used to detect and quantify the effect of TileCal scintillators irradiation using the data taken in 2012 and 2015 that corresponds to about 22\\;fb$^{-1}$ and 4\\;fb$^{-1}$ of integrated luminosity. Finally, the response variation for an irradiated cell has been studied combining the informa...

  19. The design, fabrication and properties of B4C/Al neutron absorbers

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    Neutron absorber is used for the criticality safety during the storage or transportation of spent nuclear fuel. In this work, the metal matrix composite with good mechanical property and thermal neutron absorbing ability was investigated based on B4C/Al neutron radiation shielding material. The composition ratio for B4C/Al composite was firstly designed and the dependence of the neutron transmission on the thickness of the material was calculated. By vacuum hot-pressing technique at a low temperature, the neutron absorbers with high concentration of B4C were fabricated. Furthermore, the corresponding microstructure, physical, mechanical and corrosion properties as well as fracture surface were analyzed, proving that the developed composites can shield the neutron radiation as effectively as cadmium materials

  20. Environmental change in NW Iberia between 7000 and 500 cal BC

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    Martínez Cortizas, Antonio; Costa-Casais, Manuela; López Sáez, José Antonio

    2009-01-01

    [EN] We review research done on environmental changes in northwest (NW) Iberia spanning from the beginning to the late Holocene (7000–500 cal. BC). The type of archives (peat bogs, lake sediments, colluvium, soils, etc.) and proxies (pollen, element concentrations, isotopes, etc.) that were used to reconstruct changes on climate, soils, vegetation and atmospheric metal pollution are briefly described. Then we synthesize what the records suggest about the ecological history of NW Iberia. We id...

  1. RVC-CAL dataflow implementations of MPEG AVC/H.264 CABAC decoding

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    Bezati, Endri; Mattavelli, Marco; Raulet, Mickael

    2010-01-01

    International audience This paper describes the implementation of the MPEG AVC CABAC entropy decoder using the RVC-CAL dataflow programming language. CABAC is the Context based Adaptive Binary Arithmetic Coding entropy decoder that is used by the MPEG AVC/H.264 main and high profile video standard. CABAC algorithm provides increased compression efficiency, however presents a higher complexity compared to other entropy coding algorithms. This implementation of the CABAC entropy decoder usin...

  2. Automatic generation of synthesizable hardware implementation from high level RVC-cal description

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    Jerbi, Khaled; Raulet, Mickaël; Deforges, Olivier; Abid, Mohamed

    2012-01-01

    International audience Data process algorithms are increasing in complexity especially for image and video coding. Therefore, hardware development using directly hardware description languages (HDL) such as VHDL or Verilog is a difficult task. Current research axes in this context are introducing new methodologies to automate the generation of such descriptions. In our work we adopted a high level and target-independent language called CAL (Caltrop Actor Language). This language is associa...

  3. Design of an Embedded Low Complexity Image Coder using CAL language

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    Jerbi, Khaled; Raulet, Mickaël; Déforges, Olivier; Abid, Mohamed

    2009-01-01

    International audience The increasing complexity of image codecs and the time to market requires a high level design. Caltrop Actor Language (CAL) is a domain-specific language that provides useful abstractions for dataflow programming with actor. It has been chosen by the ISO/IEC standardization organization in the new MPEG standard called Reconfigurable Video Coding. This framework is adopted to design a multitude of codecs by combining actors. We present in this paper the specification ...

  4. CalWORKs Sanction Policies in Four Counties: Practices, Attitudes, and Knowledge

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    Sofya Bagdasaryan, with Ruth Matthias, Paul Ong, and Douglas Houston

    2005-01-01

    The federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 was the most sweeping overhaul of the U.S. welfare program for poor families with children since its inception in the 1935 Social Security Act.To comply with the new federal law, California passed its Temporary Assistance to Needy Families plan in August 1997. Counties began implementing the new program, CalWORKs (California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids), on January 1, 1998.

  5. Small field inflation in ${\\cal N}=1$ supergravity with a single chiral superfield

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    Bernardo, Heliudson

    2016-01-01

    We consider "new inflation" inflationary models at small fields, embedded in minimal ${\\cal N}=1$ supergravity with a single chiral superfield. Imposing a period of inflation compatible with experiment severely restricts possible models, classified in perturbation theory. If moreover we impose that the field goes to large values and very small potential at the current time, like would be needed for instance for the inflaton being the volume modulus in large extra dimensional scenarios, the possible models are restricted to very contrived superpotentials.

  6. PAS-cal: a Generic Recombinant Peptide Calibration Standard for Mass Spectrometry

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    Breibeck, Joscha; Serafin, Adam; Reichert, Andreas; Maier, Stefan; Küster, Bernhard; Skerra, Arne

    2014-01-01

    We describe the design, preparation, and mass-spectrometric characterization of a new recombinant peptide calibration standard with uniform biophysical and ionization characteristics for mass spectrometry. “PAS-cal” is an artificial polypeptide concatamer of peptide cassettes with varying lengths, each composed of the three small, chemically stable amino acids Pro, Ala, and Ser, which are interspersed by Arg residues to allow site-specific cleavage with trypsin. PAS-cal is expressed at high y...

  7. Catalogue des ravageurs d'intérêt agricole de Nouvelle-Calédonie

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    Brun, Luc-Olivier; Chazeau, Jean

    1986-01-01

    Ce document à double entrée, zoologique et botanique, recense tous les ravageurs d'intérêt agricole (acariens, insectes, mollusques, vertébrés) signalés en Nouvelle-Calédonie (435 espèces), avec leurs plantes-hôtes, la source de l'information, et une documentation photographique importante. (Résumé d'auteur)

  8. Towards a Comprehensive RVC VTL: A CAL Description of an Efficient AVC Baseline Encoder

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    Aman-Allah, H.; Hanna, E.; Maarouf, K.; Amer, Ihab

    2009-01-01

    The Video Tool Library (VTL) is one of the major normative components of the Reconfigurable Video Coding (RVC) standard. It specifies the set of functional units (FUs)that may be interchangeably combined and connected to form different video codecs, with various compression performances and implementation complexities. In this paper, an efficient AVC baseline encoder that is described in CAL is introduced. The encoder is composed of many modules that also exist in other codecs ...

  9. The Works Metallurgist: an evaluation of a CAL package on phase diagrams

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    Blake, Canan; Butcher, Philip; Scanlon, Eileen; Jones, Ann

    1996-01-01

    The Works Metallurgist is used in the Open University course: Materials — Engineering and Science. It is being evaluated as part of a larger study of CAL teaching in Science and Technology at the Open University. With 540 students, the course provides a sufficiently large sample for a range of evaluation methods to be employed in a variety of settings (e.g. home, residential school). The methods used include questionnaires, attitude scales and pre/post achievement tests, observations and inte...

  10. SMOS User Support Tools: SMOS-Box and Cal/Val Data Distribution

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    Quast, Ralf; Fomferra, Norman; Block, Thomas; Delwart, Steven; Goryl, Philippe; Regner, Peter

    2010-12-01

    The SMOS Toolbox for BEAM (SMOS-Box) consists of a collection of BEAM compliant software modules for decoding, visualization and basic inspection and analysis of operational products from ESA's Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission. Since March 2010 the SMOS Data Distribution Facility of the CEOS Cal/Val Portal is delivering mission data to principle investigators coordinating the calibration and validation of the SMOS instrumentation.

  11. La Nouvelle-Calédonie: modèle d'île

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    Thérèse PANOUILLÈRES

    1986-12-01

    Full Text Available Relief, précipitations, répartition de la population accusent un certain nombre de dissymétries est-ouest en Nouvelle-Calédonie; la colonisation récente et la concentration de plus de la moitié des habitants à Nouméa sont un facteur supplémentaire de déséquilibre spatial.

  12. Integration of Computer-Aided Acquisition & Logistic Support (CALS) components into the ROK Army information infrastructure

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    Jo Sang

    1995-01-01

    The goal of the CALS initiative is to enable integration of enterprises on a worldwide basis. The vision is for all or parts of a single enterprise, or for example, an original equipment manufacturer and its suppliers, or a consortium of public and private groups and academia, to be able to work from a common digital database, in real time, on the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and servicing of products. The direct benefits would come through substantial reductions in produc...

  13. A note on ${\\cal N}\\ge 6$ Superconformal Quantum Field Theories in three dimensions

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    Bashkirov, Denis

    2011-01-01

    Based on the structure of the three-dimensional superconformal algebra we show that every irreducible ${\\mathcal N}=6$ three-dimensional superconformal theory containes exactly one conserved U(1)-symmetry current in the stress tensor supermultiplet and that superconformal symmetry of every ${\\mathcal N}=7$ superconformal theory is in fact enhanced to ${\\mathcal N}=8$. Moreover, an irreducible ${\\cal N}=8$ superconformal theory does not have any global symmetries. The first observation explain...

  14. A Mathematica-based CAL matrix-theory tutor for scientists and engineers

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    1993-12-01

    Full Text Available Under the TLTP initiative, the Mathematics Departments at Imperial College and Leeds University are jointly developing a CAL method directed at supplementing the level of mathematics of students entering science and engineering courses from diverse A-level (or equivalent backgrounds. The aim of the joint project is to maintain – even increase - the number of students enrolling on such first-year courses without lowering the courses' existing mathematical standards. A CAL tutor for matrix theory is presented in this paper, in the form of Mathematica Notebooks. This constitutes one of a list of specific A-level mathematics core options required by science and engineering departments. The module has been written so as to recognize students' errors and advise accordingly. Questions are generated randomly, at run time, in order to preclude copying between users. The module incorporates automated performance indicators so as to impinge minimally on existing staff resources. As an aid to other CAL authors considering the use of Mathematica Notebooks, idiosyncratic difficulties encountered within Mathematica Notebooks are catalogued and discussed in detail.

  15. The upgrade of the laser calibration system for the ATLAS hadron calorimeter TileCal

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    Spalla, Margherita; The ATLAS collaboration

    2014-01-01

    The Tile Calorimeter (TileCal), the central section of the hadronic calorimeter of the ATLAS experiment, is a key detector component to detect hadrons, jets and taus and to measure the missing transverse energy. TileCal is built of steel and scintillating tiles coupled to optical fibers and read‐out by photomultipliers (PMT). The performance of TileCal relies on a continuous, high resolution calibration of the individual response of the 10,000 channels forming the detector. The calibration is based on a three level architecture: a charge injection system used to monitor the full electronics chain including front-end amplifiers, digitizers and event builder blocks for each individual channel; a distributed optical system using laser pulses to excite all PMTs; and a mobile Cesium radiative source which is driven through the detector cell floating inside a pipe system. This architecture allows for a cascade calibration of the electronics, of the PMT and electronics, and of full chain including the active detec...

  16. Mass spectra in ${\\cal N}=1$ SQCD with additional colorless fields. Strong coupling regimes. II

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    Chernyak, Victor L

    2016-01-01

    This paper continues our studies in arXiV:1608.06452 [hep-th] of ${\\cal N}=1$ gauge theories in the strongly coupled regimes. We also consider here the ${\\cal N}=1$ SQCD-like theories with $SU(N_c)$ colors (and their Seiberg's dual), with $N_F$ flavors of light quarks and $N_F^2$ additional colorless flavored scalars $\\Phi^j_i$, but now with $N_F$ in the range $N_F>3N_c$. The mass spectra of these direct and dual theories in various vacua are calculated within the dynamical scenario introduced by the author in [8]. It assumes that quarks in such ${\\cal N}=1$ SQCD-like theories without elementary colored adjoint scalars can be in two {\\it standard} phases only. These are either the HQ (heavy quark) phase where they are confined or the Higgs phase. Recall that this scenario satisfies all those tests which were used as checks of the Seiberg hypothesis about the equivalence of the direct and dual theories. Calculated mass spectra of the direct $SU(N_c)$ theory are compared to those of its Seiberg's dual $SU(N_F-N...

  17. Consistent ${\\cal N}=8$ truncation of massive IIA on $S^6$

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    Guarino, Adolfo

    2015-01-01

    Massive type IIA supergravity is shown to admit a consistent truncation on the six-sphere to maximal supergravity in four dimensions with a dyonic ISO(7) gauging. We obtain the complete, non-linear embedding of all the $D=4$ fields into the IIA metric and form potentials, and show its consistency. We first rewrite the IIA theory in an $\\textrm{SO}(1,3) \\times \\textrm{SL}(7)$--covariant way. Then, we employ an ${\\cal N}=8$ SL(7)--covariant restriction of the $D=4$ tensor hierarchy in order to find the full embedding. The redundant $D=4$ degrees of freedom introduced by the tensor hierarchy can be eliminated by writing the embedding in terms of the field strengths and exploiting the restricted duality hierarchy. In particular, closed expressions for the Freund-Rubin term are found using this technique which reveal a pattern valid for other truncations. Finally, we show that the present ${\\cal N}=8$ truncation of massive IIA on $S^6$ and the ${\\cal N}=2$ truncation obtained when $S^6$ is equipped with its nearly...

  18. NLTE Model Atmosphere Analysis of the LMC Supersoft X-ray Source CAL 83

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    Lanz, T; Audard, M; Paerels, F; Rasmussen, A P; Hubeny, I; Lanz, Thierry; Telis, Gisela A.; Audard, Marc; Paerels, Frits; Rasmussen, Andrew P.; Hubeny, Ivan

    2005-01-01

    We present a non-LTE model atmosphere analysis of Chandra HRC-S/LETG and XMM-Newton RGS spectroscopy of the prototypical supersoft source CAL 83 in the Large Magellanic Cloud. Taken with a 16-month interval, the Chandra and XMM-Newton spectra are very similar. They reveal a very rich absorption line spectrum from the hot white dwarf photosphere, but no spectral signatures of a wind. We also report a third X-ray off-state during a later Chandra observation, demonstrating the recurrent nature of CAL 83. Moreover, we found evidence of short-timescale variability in the soft X-ray spectrum. We completed the analysis of the LETG and RGS spectra of CAL 83 with new NLTE line-blanketed model atmospheres that explicitly include 74 ions of the 11 most abundant species. We successfully matched the Chandra and XMM-Newton spectra assuming a model composition with LMC metallicity. We derived the basic stellar parameters of the hot white dwarf, but the current state of atomic data in the soft X-ray domain precludes a detail...

  19. Exploiting Parallelism in the TileCal Trigger System with GPGPU

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    Sacks, Marc

    2015-10-01

    After the 2022 upgrades, the Tile Calorimeter (TileCal) detector at ATLAS will be generating raw data at a rate of approximately 41 TB/s. The TileCal triggering system contains a degree of parallelism in its processing algorithms and thus presents an opportunity to explore the use of general-purpose computing on graphics processing units (GPGPU). Currently, research into the viability of an sROD ARM-based co-processing unit (PU) is being conducted at Wits University with especial regard to increasing the I/O throughput of the detector. Integration of GPGPU into this PU could enhance its performance by relieving the ARMs of particularly parallel computations. In addition to the PU, use of GPGPU in the front-end trigger is being investigated on the basis of the used algorithms having a similarity to image processing algorithms - where GPU can be used optimally. The use of GPUs in assistance to or in place of FPGAs can be justified by GPUs’ relative ease of programming; C/C++ like languages as opposed to assembly-like Hardware Description Languages (HDLs). This project will consider how GPUs can best be utilised as a subsystem of TileCal in terms of power and computing efficiency; and therefore cost.

  20. Efecto del Glicolit sobre la Cinética Absorción de Glucosa Marcada con 14c en Ratas Wistar.

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    Andrés S. Fleitas Estévez

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available La diabetes mellitus es un trastorno metabólico crónico cuya incidencia se ha ido incrementando en todo el mundo. Los antihiperglicemiantes son drogas que se utilizan en el control metabólico del paciente, resulta importante para nuestros pacientes diabéticos la obtención de un fármaco de este tipo que contribuya a controlar los niveles de glucosa en sangre en los periodos post pandriales. Nuestro grupo de trabajo está desarrollando un producto derivado de la zeolitas naturales (FZ que hemos nombrado Glicolit; en estudios anteriores ha mostrado efectos sobre la absorción intestinal de glucosa, retardando la absorción y los incrementos en sangre después de los períodos postpandriales, este fármaco al mismo tiempo le permite a estos sujetos mejorar la calidad de vida y retardar las complicaciones propias de esta enfermedad. Se estudiaron 15 ratas, a 6 de ellas se les administró un preparado de glucosa marcada con 14C, en ayunas (grupo 1 control, y a otras 9 restantes se les administró un preparado que contenía glucosa marcada más Glicolit (grupo 2.Se realizaron extracciones de sangre y conteos radioactivos en el plasma a diferentes tiempos Se observó diferencias en las áreas debajo de las curvas de absorción de la glucosa entre ambos grupos de ratas, el Glicolit mostró su capacidad como antihiperglicemiante. Los resultados alcanzados nos permiten continuar trabajando en el estudio de este posible medicamento. Además los resultados obtenidos por el método radioisotópico con glucosa marcada con 14 C corroboran los resultados de estudios anteriores.

  1. Ionization Nebulae Surrounding CAL 83 and Other Supersoft X-ray Sources

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    Remillard, R. A.; Rappaport, S.; Macri, L. M.

    1995-01-01

    We present the results of an optical search for ionized gaseous nebulae surrounding luminous, "supersoft" X-ray sources in the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds. This relatively new and mysterious X-ray class has characteristic luminosities approximately 10(exp 37) - 10(exp 38) ergs/s with effective temperatures in the range of 2 - 6 x 10(exp 5) K. The presence of a large flux of UV and soft X-ray photons from these objects has led to predictions of bright optical emission lines from the local interstellar medium. One such object, CAL 83 in the LMC, was known to have an associated nebula, and we quantify here the asymmetry and luminosity of this remarkable nebula. Deep images were made using narrowband filters to isolate the emission lines of H.alpha and [O III] (lamda5007). In these emission lines, the nebula is detected out to distances as far as 25 pc from the central object, and the integrated luminosity in each line is of order approximately 100 solar luminosity. Model calculations of such nebulae for chemical abundances characteristic of the LMC indicate that approximately 1% of the X-ray luminosity of the central source is reprocessed into the nebular H.alpha and [O III] lamda5007 emission lines, from which we conclude that the time-averaged X-ray luminosity of the central source, CAL 83, is greater than 3 x 10(exp 37) ergs/s. The bright inner nebula contains approximately 150 solar mass within 7.5 pc of CAL 83, which clearly indicates that the nebular material has its origin in the interstellar medium. In sharp contrast, there were null detections for nebulae associated with nine other luminous, supersoft X-ray sources in the LMC and SMC, with upper limits for the [O III] luminosity that are a factor of approximately 10 below that for CAL 83. For eight of these latter sources, we conclude that either their time-averaged luminosity is substantially below that of CAL 83, or that the local interstellar medium is much less dense. The latter effect may be

  2. Pollen record and environmental evolution of Caotanhu wetland in Xinjiang since 4550 cal. a BP

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    ZHANG Yun; KONG ZhaoChen; NI Jian; YAN Shun; YANG ZhenJing

    2008-01-01

    This paper presents a multi-proxy reconstruction of the climate change in Caotanhu wetland using pollen, phytolith and charcoal records, and the data of loss of ignition (LOI), grain size analysis, and susceptibility. Results reveal that between 4550 and 2500 cal. a BP, a dry climatic condition was not favorable for the accumulation of peat. Since 2500 cal. a BP, the climate became humid and the wetland developed with abundant freshwater aquatic plants, which contributed to peat accumulation. Never-theless, alternate periods of rain and dry climate occurred during that period. Between 2500 and 1810 cal. a BP (550 BC-140 AD), the climate was more humid than at present. A lot of emerged plants, such as Phragmites, Typha and Sparganium, and freshwater green algae grew in the wetland which was sur-rounded by desert-steppe vegetation composed mainly of Chenopodiaceae, Arternisia, Compositae and Thalictrum. However, from 1810 to 1160 cal. a BP (140-790 AD), the water level started to decrease and hydrophyte species reduced greatly, but some Phragmites still grew in the wetland and around it was desert vegetation with high proportion of Chenopodiaceae and Artemisia. Then from 1160 to 650 a BP (790-1300 AD), it entered a period of desert-steppe with abundant mesic and xerophytic plants. And a lot of aquatic plants prevailed in the wetland. Here, what is noticeable is that percentages of arboreal pollen, consisting mainly of Betula and Picea, increased greatly and reached a maximal value of 27.2%, in which, Betula percentages rose to 23.2%. Hence, it is reasonable to conclude that Betula grew in the highland of the wetland, or Picea timberline shifted downward resulting in the increase of percentages of Betula and Picea pollen, which were transported into the wetland by flood or wind. But since 650 cal. a BP, desert vegetation prevailed around the wetland again with dominant Chenopodiaceae and Ar-temisia, and the climate was similar to modern one. Despite some aquatic

  3. The quantitative reconstruction of the paleoclimate between 5200 and 4300 cal yr BP in the Tianshui Basin, NW China

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    Sun, N; X. Q. Li

    2011-01-01

    The quantitative reconstruction of the paleoclimate is the ultimate goal of studying past global change. Here, the Coexistence Approach (CA) was applied to reconstruct climatic factors quantitatively based on the fossil charcoal records between 5200 and 4300 cal yr BP in the Tianshui Basin, NW China. The climate of the Tianshui Basin belonged to the northern subtropical zone from 5200–4300 cal yr BP. The climatic tolerance ranges were selected, and the lower limit value was regarded as the lo...

  4. The quantitative reconstruction of the palaeoclimate between 5200 and 4300 cal yr BP in the Tianshui Basin, NW China

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    Sun, N; X. Q. Li

    2012-01-01

    The quantitative reconstruction of the palaeoclimate is a prerequisite for understanding climate processes at time scales of centuries and millennia. Here, the coexistence approach (CA) was applied to reconstruct climatic factors quantitatively based on the fossil charcoal records between 5200 and 4300 cal yr BP in the Tianshui Basin, NW China. The CA analysis showed that the climate of the Tianshui Basin belonged to the northern subtropical zone between 5200 and 4300 cal yr...

  5. The Impact of Open Access to Atypical Antipsychotics on Treatment Costs for Medi-Cal Patients with Bipolar Disorder

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    Sangeeta Narayan; Kimberly L. Sterling; McCombs, Jeffrey S.

    2006-01-01

    Background: The California Medicaid Program (Medi-Cal) provided open access to atypical antipsychotics in October 1997. This study investigated the impact of open access to atypical antipsychotics on the costs and duration of therapy for patients with bipolar disorders. Methods: Paid claims data from Medi-Cal were used to identify episodes of treatment using antipsychotics, antidepressants, mood stabilizers, or selected anticonvulsants initiated by patients with bipolar disorders. Episodes of...

  6. Applications of the Continuous Acquisition and Life-cycle Support (CALS) initiative to the evolved SEASAPPROW Missile program

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    Fuhs, Hans Georg

    1995-01-01

    This thesis reviews the Continuous Acquisition and Life-cycle Support (CALS) initiative and its data format specifications and analyzes how they were applied to the Evolved SEASPARROW Missile (ES SM) Program. The CALS initiative and its data format specifications were developed to facilitate management of defense system technical data. With recent reforms in defense acquisition policy called for in Secretary of Defense memorandum, "Specifications & Standards - A New Way of Doing Business" the...

  7. Assessment of CO2 capture by calcium looping (CaL) process in a flexible power plant operation scenario

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    Among various carbon capture options, calcium looping (CaL) seems to be a promising method to reduce both energy and cost penalties for post-combustion CO2 capture compared to gas–liquid applications. In addition, assessment of dynamic performances of power plants with carbon capture is of great importance in the context of actual energy sector. This paper develops and evaluates, through dynamic modeling, the performances of CaL cycle operating in turbulent and fast fluidization regimes. CaL cycle has two independed circulated fluidized bed (CFB) reactors: the calciner, where CO2 is captured by reacting with CaO and the carbonator, where the CO2 is released and the sorbent is regenerated. Detailed mathematic models for both CaL cycle reactors were developed and simulated in dynamic conditions similar to the power plant cycling. The simulation results, in case of carbonator, were compared with experimental data published in literature and good quality prediction of CaL cycle was observed. In terms of CO2 capture efficiency, the sorbent capacity decreases significant with the number of cycles. The results proved that the height of the dense region decreases with increasing of the superficial velocity of the gas. The most part of the reactions takes place in the dense region; therefore, at smaller superficial gas velocities a higher carbonation degree can be achieved (more than 73%). The CO2 removal rate has been studied using a ramp, step and sinusoidal input tests to highlight the CaL transient response that occur in a real power plant due to load following operation. - Highlights: • Development of dynamic model for the CO2 capture using calcium looping (CaL) process. • Evaluation of CaL cycle dynamic behavior and model validation vs. experimental data. • Evaluation of CO2 removal capacity during a ramp, step and sinusoidal input tests

  8. The Aspergillus nidulans cetA and calA genes are involved in conidial germination and cell wall morphogenesis.

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    Belaish, Ravit; Sharon, Haim; Levdansky, Emma; Greenstein, Shulamit; Shadkchan, Yana; Osherov, Nir

    2008-03-01

    The Aspergillus nidulans genes cetA (AN3079.2) and calA (AN7619.2) encode a novel class of fungal thaumatin-like proteins of unknown function. Deletion of cetA does not result in an observable phenotype [Greenstein, S., Shadkchan, Y., Jadoun, J., Sharon, C., Markovich, S., Osherov, N., 2006. Analysis of the Aspergillus nidulans thaumatin-like cetA gene and evidence for transcriptional repression of pyr4 expression in the cetA-disrupted strain. Fungal Genet. Biol. 43, 42-53]. We prepared knockout calA and calA/cetA A. nidulans strains. The calA mutants were phenotypically identical to the wild-type. In contrast, the cetA/calA double mutant showed a synthetic lethal phenotype suggesting that the two genes affect a single function or pathway: most of its conidia were completely inhibited in germination. Many collapsed and underwent lysis. A few showed abnormal germination characterized by short swollen hyphae and abnormal hyphal branching. Nongerminated conidia contained a single condensed nucleus suggesting a block in early germination. This is the first functional analysis of the novel cetA/calA family of thaumatin-like genes and their role in A. nidulans conidial germination. We show that CETA and CALA are secreted proteins that together play an essential role in early conidial germination. PMID:17703972

  9. Crystallization and Preliminary Diffraction Analysis of the CAL PDZ Domain in Complex with a Selective Peptide Inhibitor

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    J Amacher; P Cushing; J Weiner; D Madden

    2011-12-31

    Cystic fibrosis (CF) is associated with loss-of-function mutations in the CF transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR), which regulates epithelial fluid and ion homeostasis. The CFTR cytoplasmic C-terminus interacts with a number of PDZ (PSD-95/Dlg/ZO-1) proteins that modulate its intracellular trafficking and chloride-channel activity. Among these, the CFTR-associated ligand (CAL) has a negative effect on apical-membrane expression levels of the most common disease-associated mutant {Delta}F508-CFTR, making CAL a candidate target for the treatment of CF. A selective peptide inhibitor of the CAL PDZ domain (iCAL36) has recently been developed and shown to stabilize apical expression of {Delta}F508-CFTR, enhancing net chloride-channel activity, both alone and in combination with the folding corrector corr-4a. As a basis for structural studies of the CAL-iCAL36 interaction, a purification protocol has been developed that increases the oligomeric homogeneity of the protein. Here, the cocrystallization of the complex in space group P2{sub 1}2{sub 1}2{sub 1}, with unit-cell parameters a = 35.9, b = 47.7, c = 97.3 {angstrom}, is reported. The crystals diffracted to 1.4 {angstrom} resolution. Based on the calculated Matthews coefficient (1.96 {angstrom}{sup 3} Da{sup -1}), it appears that the asymmetric unit contains two complexes.

  10. Inferencias sobre Grafos

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    Sira M. Allende

    2002-05-01

    Full Text Available El estudio de un juego puede ser modelado asumiendo que solo algunas partidas son observadas. Entonces el árbol del juego debe ser estimado utilizando información muestral. Similarmente ocurre al obtener información sobre el comportamiento de las decisiones tomadas por individuos muestreados sobre un árbol de decisión teórico. Al considerar una medida de probabilidad que caracterice el comportamiento de redes aleatorias se puede obtener un estimado del árbol asociado. Este problema es el analizado en este trabajo. Algunos resultados experimentales obtenidos usando Recocido Simulado ilustran el procedimiento. Su papel en el estudio de modelos económicos y de mercadeo es discutido.

  11. Escrito sobre el cuerpo

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    Antonio Malalana Ureña

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available El catálogo, en una edición bilingüe español-inglés, es una pequeña guía de la exposición Shirin Neshat. Escrito sobre el cuerpo, muestra que se integra dentro de los actos de PHOTOESPAÑA13, el festival internacional de fotografía y artes visuales. El esquema del libro es sencillo y los textos son extremadamente divulgativos. El primero de ellos, Escrito sobre el cuerpo (pp. 10-15, cuyo autor es Octavio Zaya, comisario de la exposición, resume la trayectoria de esta intelectual, que "interactúa" con la fotografía y los formatos audiovisuales, y nos presenta la argumentación narrativa de los documentos expuestos, contextualizando la obra recopilada.

  12. Estudios sobre Borges

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    Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias de la Educación

    1991-01-01

    Contenidos de la obra: De Barthes a Pierre Menard | José Luis De Diego Pierre Menard, autor del Quijote: De la poligrafía al fraude | Andrea Cucatto Homenaje a Roberto Arlt: La otra cara de la moneda | Fabio Espósito Emma a través del espejo: Una lectura de Emma Zunz | Graciela Beatriz Goldchluk Sobre el concepto de verdad en Borges | Sergio Pastormerlo

  13. Sobre genes y electrones

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    Martín Pereda, José Antonio

    1992-01-01

    El autor reflexiona sobre un artículo publicado en una revista, en el que se pronosticaba un declive para los científicos dedicados a la física y la ciencia armamentística, debido al fin de la guerra fría, y un ascenso al poder de los biólogos y de todos aquellos relacionados con las ciencias y las tecnologías de la vida.

  14. CalTOX, a multimedia total exposure model for hazardous-waste sites

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    CalTOX has been developed as a spreadsheet model to assist in health-risk assessments that address contaminated soils and the contamination of adjacent air, surface water, sediments, and ground water. The modeling effort includes a multimedia transport and transformation model, exposure scenario models, and efforts to quantify and reduce uncertainty in multimedia, multiple-pathway exposure models. This report provides an overview of the CalTOX model components, lists the objectives of the model, describes the philosophy under which the model was developed, identifies the chemical classes for which the model can be used, and describes critical sensitivities and uncertainties. The multimedia transport and transformation model is a dynamic model that can be used to assess time-varying concentrations of contaminants introduced initially to soil layers or for contaminants released continuously to air or water. This model assists the user in examining how chemical and landscape properties impact both the ultimate route and quantity of human contact. Multimedia, multiple pathway exposure models are used in the CalTOX model to estimate average daily potential doses within a human population in the vicinity of a hazardous substances release site. The exposure models encompass twenty-three exposure pathways. The exposure assessment process consists of relating contaminant concentrations in the multimedia model compartments to contaminant concentrations in the media with which a human population has contact (personal air, tap water, foods, household dusts soils, etc.). The average daily dose is the product of the exposure concentrations in these contact media and an intake or uptake factor that relates the concentrations to the distributions of potential dose within the population

  15. Cal/Val activities for DubaiSat-2 performance assessment

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    Bushahab, A.; Al-Mansoori, S.; Al-Suwaidi, K.; Al Matroushi, Hessa; Al-Tunaiji, E.; Al Shamsi, Meera

    2014-10-01

    Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) was established by the Dubai Government in 2006. After three years of working together with Satrec Initiative (South Korea), EIAST was able to launch DubaiSat-1 on the 29th of July 2009. Building on the success of DubaiSat-1 and the roll out of the knowledge transfer program, UAE engineers were involved in almost 70% of the total build and design of DubaiSat-2. Targeting the commercial market, DubaiSat-2 was launched on the 21st of November 2013 for capturing 1-meter resolution images. The 1st Cal/Val phase was the most critical phase in the satellite life-time, where most of the initial measurements took place. This phase extended over the period of 25/11/2013 till 12/12/2013. Moreover, this phase included most of the relative calibration tasks, color balancing and band matching. 2nd Cal/Val phase included most of the debugging and the pointing accuracy calibration tests. This phase extended over the period of 11/02/2014 till 09/03/2014. This phase emphasized on the calibration of the pointing accuracy. The 3rd Cal/Val phase included fine tuning for the Gyro system to further increase the stability of the satellite and thus improve the pointing accuracy. Moreover, new techniques were implemented to the Pan-Sharpening and to the MTF compensation procedures to enhance the final product. This phase extended over the period of 04/05/2014 till 21/05/2014.

  16. Contraintes et enjeux de développement de la Nouvelle-Calédonie

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    Christian Jost

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available En 2008 a été lancée en Nouvelle-Calédonie une vaste consultation pour élaborer un Schéma d’Aménagement et de Développement du territoire à l’horizon 2025. Si l’économie calédonienne a connu une forte croissance pendant plus d’une décennie, pouvant soutenir les besoins de la population et les investissements, le grand défi d’aujourd’hui réside dans la capacité à construire une communauté de destin basée sur une reconnaissance d’aspirations multiculturelles et sur un projet commun. Lancé dix ans après l’Accord de Nouméa qui le prévoyait, le S.A.D. est cette chance qu’ont les Néo-Calédoniens d’écrire enfin leur avenir ensemble. La réflexion stratégique globale et la mise en place d’une politique générale restent toutefois encore à mettre en place.In 2008 a vast consultation was launched in New Caledonia aimed at establishing a development plan for the territory, directed at the year 2025. If the Caledonian economy has experienced high growth over the past decade, thereby satisfying population and investment needs, the current challenge resides in the capacity to build the society of the future based on the recognition of multi-cultural aspirations and a shared project. Envisaged by the Accord de Nouméa and launched ten years later, the SAD offers all New Caledonians the opportunity to plan the future together. The over-arching strategic reflection and the creation of the broad politic foundations for the project have yet, however, to be determined.

  17. Calculation of the TileCal magnetic forces using 3D Tosca model

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    The purpose of the given paper is to contribute to the new summary (taking into account the latest information) of magnetic forces, acting on various parts of the TileCal of the ATLAS detector (LHC, CERN). To get an impression of the field distribution in the vicinity of the objects under consideration of existing 3D Tosca field model of the detector was used. The detailed distribution of forces along the border of various parts of the system, derived here, is valuable for understanding the mechanics of system performance

  18. Terracotas de Calés en el Museo Arqueológico Nacional de Madrid

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    J. M. BLÁZQUEZ

    2009-01-01

    El Museo Arqueológico Nacional de Madrid exhibe entre sus magníficas colecciones una compuesta de numerosas terracotas traídas de Calés en el siglo pasado por el Marqués de Salamanca que nos hemos propuesto estudiar y a la que hemos dedicado varios trabajos ya. Colecciones similares se conservan en los museos de Lecce, Capua, Louvre, Leide, British Museum, Palazzo dei Conservatori, Villa Giulia, Nacionale Romano, Ny Carbsberg Glyptothek, Museo Universitario de Zurich, Museum für antike Kleink...

  19. Morteros de cal : aplicaci??n en el patrimonio hist??rico

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    Cazalla V??zquez, Olga

    2002-01-01

    Los morteros de cal, ha sido un material de construcci??n muy utilizado en sus m??ltiples funciones a lo largo de la historia. Se constru??a tras una selecci??n especialmente cuidada de sus materias primas y eran totalmente compatibles con el resto de elementos de f??brica. Hoy en d??a, se tiende a reemplazarlos por morteros de cemento, que aunque tienen muy buenas propiedades f??sico-mec??nicas, son totalmente incompatibles con los dem??s elementos de f??brica, ya que adem??s producen un fue...

  20. L0 Project: Monitoring H1 Triggers with SpaCal

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    Barrelet, E.; Acounis, S; Durant, O.

    2001-01-01

    We have built a VME module using H1’s ADC and BaBar TDC interfaced to H1’s 29K processor. It is used to monitor SpaCal trigger, energy sums and trigger elements, by reading up to 130Kevents/s. The timing resolution is found to be surprisingly good ( »1ns) for energy sum signals. The performances under various beam conditions are shown, including a first study of the “hotspot” counters designed as a veto against e-beam background.

  1. Two-Loop Iteration of Five-Point ${\\cal N}=4$ Super-Yang-Mills Amplitudes

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    Bern, Z.; Czakon, M.; Kosower, David,; Roiban, R.; Smirnov, V.A.

    2006-01-01

    URL: http://www-spht.cea.fr/articles/T06/032 http://fr.arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0604074 International audience We confirm by explicit computation the conjectured all-orders iteration of planar maximally supersymmetric ${\\cal N}=4$ Yang-Mills theory in the nontrivial case of five-point two-loop amplitudes. We compute the required unitarity cuts of the integrand and evaluate the resulting integrals numerically using a Mellin--Barnes representation and the automated package of M.~Czakon (hep-p...

  2. Ward and Nielsen Identities for ABJM Theory in ${\\cal N}=1$ Superspace

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    Upadhyay, Sudhaker

    2016-01-01

    The structures and the associated gauge algebra of ABJM theory in ${\\cal N}=1$ superspace are reviewed. We derive the Ward identities of the theory in the class of Lorentz-type gauges at quantum level to justify the renormalizability of the model. We compute the Nielsen identities for the two-point functions of the theory with the help of enlarged BRST transformation. The identities are derived in ABJM theory to ensure the gauge independence of the physical poles of the Green's functions.

  3. Cal Poly Coordination of Multiple CubeSats on the DNEPR Launch Vehicle

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    Lee, Simon; Toorian, Armen; Clemens, Nash; Puig-Suari, Jordi; Twiggs, Bob

    2004-01-01

    California Polytechnic State University is coordinating the launch of multiple CubeSats on a DNEPR LV in the fall of 2004. This launch will include 14 CubeSats being developed by 7 U.S. and 4 international universities. At a cost of $40,000 per CubeSat, this launch will provide universities with affordable and reliable access to space. 5 standard CubeSat deployers (P-PODs) will transport and eject the CubeSats into orbit. This paper describes Cal Poly’s role in coordinating this launch includ...

  4. A radiation tolerant Data link board for the ATLAS TileCal upgrade

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    Bohm, Christian; The ATLAS collaboration; Muschter, Steffen Lothar; Silverstein, Samuel; Valdes Santurio, Eduardo

    2015-01-01

    We describe the latest (last?) full functionality revision of the high-speed data link board for the ATLAS TileCal phase 2 upgrade. It is highly redundant, using two Kintex-7 FPGAs and two Molex QSFP+ electro-optic modules. The FPGAs are remotely configured through two radiation-hard CERN GBTx deserialisers (GBTx), which also provide the LHC-synchronous system clock. The four QSFP+ uplinks transmit data at 10 Gbps. Virtually all single-point error modes are removed, and a combination of triple-mode redundancy, internal and external scrubbing will adequately protect against radiation-induced errors.

  5. Desarrollo de bebida láctea tipo yogur con edulcorante no calórico

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    Vélez Arias, Lina Consuelo

    2002-01-01

    El principal objetivo de este trabajo es obtener una bebida láctea tipo yogur, usando un sustituto de sacarosa, para obtener un producto con un bajo aporte calórico, al mismo tiempo que los beneficios de un producto natural a base de leche. El trabajo se desarrolló en dos etapas: la primera para determinar el mejor edulcorante para sustituir la sacarosa; y la segunda, una producción en planta piloto para hacer el seguimiento del producto. En ambas etapas, se partió de una leche semidescremada...

  6. Mic Check: How the 99% Pitched a Movement from Occupy Wall Street to Occupy Cal

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    Bintliff, Jacob

    2012-01-01

    The University of California, Berkeley, became a site of the Occupy Movement in fall 2011. On November 9, the university found itself in the company of financial hubs, civic centers, and parks and plazas the world over when Sproul Plaza was re-appropriated by the sleeping bags and “mic checks” that came to symbolize the disenfranchised majority, "the 99%." Occupy Cal was immediately subject to a brutal suppression of student protest by the police, as both students and the university administr...

  7. Dark Matter, Proton Decay and Other Phenomenological Constraints in ${\\cal F}$-SU(5)

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    Li, Tianjun; Maxin, James A.; Nanopoulos, Dimitri V.; Walker, Joel W.

    2010-01-01

    We study gravity mediated supersymmetry breaking in ${\\cal F}$-SU(5) and its low-energy supersymmetric phenomenology. The gaugino masses are not unified at the traditional grand unification scale, but we nonetheless have the same one-loop gaugino mass relation at the electroweak scale as minimal supergravity (mSUGRA). We introduce parameters testable at the colliders to measure the small second loop deviation from the mSUGRA gaugino mass relation at the electroweak scale. In the minimal SU(5)...

  8. Mapping Site Response Parameters on Cal Poly Pomona Campus Using the Spectral Ratio Method

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    HO, K. Y. K.; Polet, J.

    2014-12-01

    Site characteristics are an important factor in earthquake hazard assessment. To better understand site response differences on a small scale, as well as the seismic hazard of the area, we develop site response parameter maps of Cal Poly Pomona campus. Cal Poly Pomona is located in southern California about 40 km east of Los Angeles, within 50 km of San Andreas Fault. The campus is situated on top of the San Jose Fault. With about twenty two thousand students on campus, it is important to know the site response in this area. To this end, we apply the Horizontal-to-Vertical (H/V) spectral ratio technique, which is an empirical method that can be used in an urban environment with no environmental impact. This well-established method is based on the computation of the ratio of vertical ambient noise ground motion over horizontal ambient noise ground motion as a function of frequency. By applying the spectral ratio method and the criteria from Site Effects Assessment Using Ambient Excitations (SESAME) guidelines, we can determine fundamental frequency and a minimum site amplification factor. We installed broadband seismometers throughout the Cal Poly Pomona campus, with an initial number of about 15 sites. The sites are approximately 50 to 150 meters apart and about two hours of waveforms were recorded at each site. We used the Geopsy software to make measurements of the peak frequency and the amplitude of the main peak from the spectral ratio. These two parameters have been determined to be estimates of fundamental frequency and a minimum site amplification factor, respectively. Based on the geological map from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and our data collected from Cal Poly Pomona campus, our preliminary results suggest that the area of campus that is covered by alluvial fan material tends to have a single significant spectral peak with a fundamental frequency of ~1Hz and a minimum amplification factor of ~3.7. The minimum depth of the surface layer is about 56

  9. Abelian tensor hierarchy in 4D ${\\cal N}=1$ conformal supergravity

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    Aoki, Shuntaro; Yamada, Yusuke; Yokokura, Ryo

    2016-01-01

    We consider Abelian tensor hierarchy in four-dimensional ${\\cal N}=1$ supergravity in the conformal superspace formalism, where the so-called covariant approach is used to antisymmetric tensor fields. We introduce $p$-form gauge superfields as superforms in the conformal superspace. We solve the Bianchi identities under the constraints for the superforms. As a result, each of form fields is expressed by a single gauge invariant superfield. The action of superforms is shown with the invariant superfields. We also show the relation between the superspace formalism and the superconformal tensor calculus.

  10. Gale Digital Collections: Ray Abruzzi Interviewed by Luisa Calè and Ana Parejo Vadillo

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    Ray Abruzzi

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available This interview addresses the commercial dimensions of the nineteenth-century digital archive. Luisa Calè and Ana Parejo Vadillo ask Ray Abruzzi, Vice President and Publisher for 'Gale Digital Collections' at Gale, about the company’s origins, its commercial approach to digital collections, and the challenges of digitization. In the context of the open access movement, the architecture of participation, and crowdsourcing, Abruzzi discusses how the company works with academic partners and interfaces with other digital libraries and platforms.

  11. Effective actions in ${\\cal N}$=1, D5 supersymmetric gauge theories: harmonic superspace approach

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    Buchbinder, I L

    2015-01-01

    We consider the off-shell formulation of the 5D, $ {\\cal N}$=1 super Yang-Mills and super Chern-Simons theories in harmonic superspace. Using such a formulation we develop a manifestly supersymmetric and gauge invariant approach to constructing the one-loop effective action both in super Yang-Mills and super Chern-Simons models. On the base of this approach we compute the leading low-energy quantum contribution to the effective action on the Abelian vector multiplet background. This contribution corresponds to $F^4$ invariant which is given in 5D superfield form.

  12. Hitachi product data management system toward the 21st century by CALS approach

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    HIPDM21 (Hitachi Product Data Management System for the 21st century) is a comprehensive computer information management system which has been developed for the purpose of plant life cycle business support in terms of the electronics information exchange and sharing between the disciplines using the product data management technology. The system consists of core systems (Engineering Data Control System, Integrated Commodity Database system, and Document Management System) and business application systems. In the present development phase, the system is being enhanced to support CALS standards including EDT, SGML, and STEP, and to support information exchange and sharing with outside the company including clients, construction companies, and domestic/international vendors. (author)

  13. Aerodynamic design of the Cal Poly Da Vinci Human-Powered Helicopter

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    Larwood, Scott; Saiki, Neal

    1990-01-01

    This paper will discuss the methodology used in designing the rotor and drive propellers for the third generation Cal Poly Da Vinci Human-Powered Helicopter. The rotor was designed using a lifting surface, uniform inflow hover analysis code and the propeller was designed using a minimum induced-loss method. Construction, geometry, and operating considerations are discussed as they impact the designs. Optimization of the design performance is also explained. The propellers were tested in a wind tunnel and results are compared with theoretical data. Successful flight tests of the Da Vinci III are discussed.

  14. On the development of the final optical multiplexer board prototype for the TileCal experiment

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    González, V; Torres, J; Soret, J; Castelo, J; Castillo, V; Cuenca, C; Ferrer, A; Fullana, E; Higón, E; Munar, A; Poveda, J; Ruíz, A; Salvachúa, B; Solans, C; Valero, A; Valls, J A

    2007-01-01

    This paper describes the architecture of the final optical multiplexer board for the TileCal experiment. The results of the first VME 6U prototype have led to the definition of the final block diagram and functionality of this prototype. Functional description of constituent blocks and the state of the work currently undergoing at the Department of Electronic Engineering, in collaboration with IFIC-Valencia, is presented. As no board is yet produced, no experimental results are presented but, nevertheless, design issues that have been taking into account as component placement and signal integrity issues will be detailed.

  15. Transfer of Air Force technical procurement bid set data to small businesses, using CALS and EDI: Test report

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    1994-08-15

    This report documents a test transfer of three Air Force technical procurement bid sets to one large and twelve small businesses, using the Department of Defense (DoD) Continuous Acquisition and Life-cycle Support (CALS) and ANSI ASC X12 Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) standards. The main goal of the test was to evaluate the effectiveness of using CALS technical data within the context of the DoD`s EDI-based standard approach to electronic commerce in procurement, with particular emphasis on receipt and use of the data by small contractors. Air Force procurement data was provided by the Sacramento Air Logistics Center at McClellan Air Force Base; the manufacturing participants were selected from among McClellan`s ``Blue Ribbon`` contractors, located throughout the US. The test was sponsored by the Air Force CALS Test Network, headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The test successfully demonstrated the technical feasibility of including CALS MIL-R-28002 (Raster) engineering data in an EDI Specification/Technical Information transaction set (ANSI ASC X12 841) when issuing electronic requests for quotation to small businesses. In many cases, the data was complete enough for the contractor participant to feel comfortable generating a quote. Lessons learned from the test are being fed back to the CALS and EDI standards organizations, and to future implementors of CALS-EDI based acquisition or contracting systems, which require the transfer of technical information, such as engineering data, manufacturing process data, quality test data, and other product or process data, in the form of a CALS or other digital datafile.

  16. Apuntes sobre liderazgo

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    Contreras, Manuel E.

    2010-01-01

    Este trabajo presenta una breve síntesis de las principales teorías de liderazgo y se centra sobre el enfoque de liderazgo adaptativo de Ronald Heifetz. El documento originalmente fue desarrollado para las sesiones de educación a distancia de INDES. Ha sido revisado para usar en otros ámbitos de capacitación y ha sido utilizado en sesiones presenciales llevadas a cabo por INDES, como por otras entidades en universidades y centros de capacitación de America Latina.

  17. Informe APEI sobre movilidad

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    Arroyo Vázquez, Natalia

    2011-01-01

    Este informe incluye una amplia aproximación al concepto de movilidad, desde un punto de vista introductorio, que nunca antes en nuestro ámbito había abarcado todos los aspectos que tienen que ver con él, desde cuestiones técnicas como los dispositivos móviles, sistemas operativos y navegadores, conectividad y estándares —cuya intención es poder comprender todos aquellos aspectos relacionados con la movilidad y que tienen una incidencia directa sobre los contenidos— hasta otras más relacionad...

  18. Sobre el razonamiento judicial

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    Asís Roig, Rafael de

    1998-01-01

    El trabajo elabora modelos a través de los cuáles es posible reconstruir la argumentación judicial plasmada en las sentencias y, a la vez, hacer explícitas las reglas que sirven de justificación a sus decisiones, y el marco normativo utilizado como referencia. El estudio analiza tanto los pronunciamientos sobre hechos como los que se refieren a la calificación jurídica, en principio, desde una perspectiva descriptiva. Ahora bien, también se llevan a cabo reflexiones y propuestas que van más a...

  19. REMOCIÓN DE MICROORGANISMOS PATÓGENOS PRESENTES EN UN LICOR MIXTO BAJO CONDICIONES DE LABORATORIO EMPLEANDO FILTROS EMPACADOS EN ZEOLITA NATURAL REMOVAL OF PATHOGENIC MICROORGANISMS PRESENT IN MIXED LIQUOUR UNDER LABORATORY CONDITIONS BY USING FILTERS PACKED IN NATURAL ZEOLITE

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    Diana Rocío Acevedo Cifuentes

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo, se presentan los resultados obtenidos en la remoción de coliformes totales, coliformes fecales y salmonella-shigella, presentes en un licor mixto proveniente de la planta de tratamiento de aguas residuales San Fernando (Medellín, Colombia, mediante el uso de una batería de filtros empacados en zeolita clinoptilolita. La experimentación se desarrolló bajo condiciones controladas de caudal y pH, a temperatura ambiente. Se empleó zeolita natural tipo clinoptilolita la cual se activó con solución salina y secado, se empacó en una batería compuesta por dos filtros, uno de flujo descendente y otro de flujo ascendente, para facilitar el contacto de la solución contaminada y el material adsorbente (zeolita. Se realizaron cinco ensayos independientes y al final de cada uno de ellos se lavó y se activó el material zeolítico antes de comenzar el siguiente. En cada ensayo se tomaron tres muestras. Se encontró que la eficiencia de los filtros bajo las condiciones específicas de diseño fue significativamente alta en la remoción de los patógenos evaluados, y el porcentaje de remoción fue independiente del valor de la concentración a la entrada del filtro. Además, la eficiencia en la remoción de los patógenos evaluados no dependió del tipo de microorganismo.This article displays results obtained when total coliforms, fecal coliforms, and Salmonella shigella were removed from mixed liquor taken from San Fernando waste water treatment plant in Medellín, Colombia, by using a battery of filters packed in zeolite clinoptilolite. Experiments were developed under controlled conditions of flow and pH at room temperature. Natural clinoptilolite-type zeolite was used activated with saline solution and drying; it was packed in a battery consisting of two filters (a downward-flow filter and an upward-flow filter in order to make contact of contaminated solution and adsorbent material (zeolite easier. Five independent tests were

  20. Bioquímica sanguínea y concentración plasmática de corticosterona en pollo de engorde bajo estrés calórico

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    Elvis Alexander Díaz López

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Las altas temperaturas ambientales propician susceptibilidad al estrés calórico en los pollos de engorde, lo que genera cambios metabólicos. Se buscó determinar los cambios en la bioquímica sanguínea y la concentración plasmática de corticosterona del pollo de engorde sometido a estrés calórico crónico y a las condiciones de temperatura ambiental del piedemonte amazónico colombiano, sobre las concentraciones plasmáticas de corticosterona, glucosa, proteínas totales, albumina, globulina, sodio, cloro, potasio, magnesio, fósforo y calcio. Se utilizaron pollos machos de 2 estirpes de 21 días de edad, distribuidos en un diseño experimental irrestrictamente al azar, en un esquema bifactorial, con 4 tratamientos. Se hicieron 5 repeticiones por tratamiento y 25 animales por unidad experimental. Las aves fueron alimentadas con una dieta básica de maíz y torta de soya con 3,100 Kcal de EM y 19,5 % de proteína hasta los 42 días de edad. El factor estirpe no tuvo efecto en las variables evaluadas (p ≥ 0,05. No obstante, existió diferencia estadística significativa (p ≤ 0,05 en todas las variables evaluadas al ser comparadas las concentraciones de los metabolitos de las aves en condiciones de estrés calórico crónico con las de las aves expuestas a las condiciones de temperatura del piedemonte amazónico colombiano. Se concluyó que la bioquímica sanguínea sufrió modificaciones significativas bajo las 2 temperaturas experimentales, con mayor detrimento fisiológico de las aves con estrés calórico crónico. La concentración de corticosterona se constituyó en el indicador más sensible y constante de la condición fisiológica de estrés crónico por calor.

  1. Equivariant Fields in an $SU({\\cal N})$ Gauge Theory with new Spontaneously Generated Fuzzy Extra Dimensions

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    Kurkcuoglu, S

    2015-01-01

    We find new spontaneously generated fuzzy extra dimensions emerging from an $SU({\\cal N})$ Yang-Mills (YM) theory on a manifold ${\\cal M}$, which, for ${\\cal M}=M^4$, is a certain massive deformation the $N=4$ supersymmetric YM. The theory has six scalars transforming under the adjoint representation of $SU(\\cal N)$ and the $(1,0) \\oplus (0,1)$ of a global $SU(2) \\times SU(2)$. We consider the possibility that all these scalar fields involve a composite part, which are obtained from certain bilinears of another set of scalar fields. The latter are still in the adjoint of the $SU({\\cal N})$, but transform under the $(\\frac{1}{2},0) \\oplus (0, \\frac{1}{2})$ of the global symmetry group. A new vacuum solution, $S_F^{2\\, Int}\\times S_F^{2\\, Int}$, that may be expressed in terms of a particular direct sum of product of fuzzy spheres, is determined. Fluctuations about this vacuum have the structure of gauge fields over $S_F^{2\\, Int}\\times S_F^{2\\, Int}$ and enables us to interpret the emerging model as a $U(n)$ ga...

  2. Sobre historia mundial hoy

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    Vera Weiler

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Los procesos de globalización son una realidad; su enorme impacto sobre la vida humana los ha convertido en un tema recurrente sobre el que se escribe y se comenta a diario también en Colombia. Los libros que de ellos tratan, ante todo los que 10 hacen en tono crítico, baten records en la industria editorial en todo el mundo. Las expectativas que acerca del futuro abrigan cientos de millones de personas se relacionan con 10 que ellas esperan, para bien o para mal, de la globalización. Las posturas que los gobernantes ocupan al respecto en el mundo son, cuando menos de aceptación, generalmente de activa participación en pos de la globalización. Por un lado, crece la preocupación y se multiplican las protestas; por el otro, dominan los razonamientos de los especialistas en materia de maximización de los rendimientos de los capitales que presentan la globalización, al estilo que se viene imponiendo, como el camino ineludible del gobierno universal de la eficiencia. ¿Tienen que decir algo los historiadores frente a todo esto?.

  3. Optical link card design for the phase II upgrade of TileCal experiment

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    Carrio, F; Ferrer, A; Gonzalez, V; Higon, E; Marin, C; Moreno, P; Sanchis, E; Solans, C; Valero, A; Valls, J

    2011-01-01

    This paper presents the design of an optical link card developed in the frame of the R&D activities for the phase 2 upgrade of the TileCal experiment. This board, that is part of the evaluation of different technologies for the final choice in the next years, is designed as a mezzanine that can work independently or be plugged in the optical multiplexer board of the TileCal backend electronics. It includes two SNAP 12 optical connectors able to transmit and receive up to 75 Gb/s and one SFP optical connector for lower speeds and compatibility with existing hardware as the read out driver. All processing is done in a Stratix II GX field-programmable gate array (FPGA). Details are given on the hardware design, including signal and power integrity ana lysis, needed when working with these high data rates and on firmware development to obtain the best performance of the FPGA signal transceivers and for the use of the GBT protocol.

  4. A Discussion on Personnel Exposure to Posttest Byproducts from a 50-cal. Light Gas Gun

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    Henderson, Don; Rodriquez, Karen

    2007-01-01

    In January of 2002, employees working in the Hypervelocity Test Facility (HTF) at White Sands Test Facility (WSTF) began to notice common physical complaints. These included loss of smell, loss of taste, skin irritation, a burning sensation of the mucus membranes, and redness and chapping of the lips. These conditions extended to home during the weekends and throughout holiday breaks as well. Concerns about air contaminants were raised with regard to the operation of the .50-cal. two-stage light gas gun (2SLGG). Employees suspected that these conditions might be caused by air contaminants from small leaks at the gun pump tube joint at the breech, and exhaust gas entrainment into the WAC systems. The WSTF Industrial Hygienist (IH) was notified and samples were collected using the MIRAN infrared spectrometer (real time) air sampler on 08 January 2002 at the SO-cal. gun. The results from this screening test suggested the need for more detailed investigations with analytical sampling and analysis.

  5. Investigating Atmospheric Rivers using GPS TPW during CalWater 2015

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    Almanza, V.; Foster, J. H.; Businger, S.

    2015-12-01

    Ship-based Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers have been successful in obtaining millimeter accuracy total precipitable water (TPW). We apply this technique with a field experiment using a GPS meteorology system installed on board the R/V Ronald Brown during the CalWater 2015 project. The goal of CalWater is to monitor atmospheric river (AR) events over the Eastern Pacific Ocean and improve forecasting of the extreme precipitation events they can produce. During the 30-day cruise, TPW derived from radiosonde balloons released from the Ron Brown are used to verify the accuracy of shipboard GPS TPW. The results suggest that ship-based GPS TPW offers a cost-effective approach for acquiring accurate real-time meteorological observations of TPW in AR's over remote oceans, as well as near the coastlines where satellites algorithms have limited accuracy. The results have implications for augmenting operational observing networks to improve weather prediction and nowcasting of ARs, thereby supporting hazard response and mitigation efforts associated with coastal flooding events.

  6. Mass spectra in ${\\cal N}=1$ SQCD with additional colorless fields. Strong coupling regimes

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    Chernyak, Victor L

    2016-01-01

    We consider the ${\\cal N}=1$ $SU(N_c)$ SQCD-like (direct) theory (and its Seiberg's dual with $SU(N_F-N_c)$ dual colors), and with $N_F$ flavors of light quarks ${\\overline Q}_j, Q^i$ with the mass term in the superpotential $m_Q{\\rm Tr}({\\overline Q} Q),\\,\\, m_Q\\ll\\Lambda$. Besides, there are $N_F^2$ additional colorless but flavored fields $\\Phi^j_i$ with the large mass parameter $\\mu_{\\Phi}\\gg\\Lambda$. But now considered is the region $N_c+1cal N}=1$ SQCD-like theories can be in two standard phases only. These are either the HQ (heavy quark) phase where they are confined or the Higgs phase. It is shown that due to the strong powerlike RG evolution, the seemingly heavy and dynamically ...

  7. Production of CAL-programs in medicine, odontology and veterinary medicine in Sweden.

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    Rydmark, M; Jalling, H; Petersson, G; Philip, F

    1998-06-01

    At the recommendation of the Swedish Government, the Council for the Renewal of Undergraduate Education was established in 1990. In 1993 the Council was declared a permanent National Agency by Swedish Parliament and became part of the newly established National Agency for Higher Education in 1995. The purpose of the Council for Renewal of Undergraduate Education is to promote and support endeavors to develop quality and renewal of undergraduate education. In particular the council awards grants to development activities. Once a year, teachers at Swedish universities, university colleges and professional schools can apply for funding. Applications are accepted for projects directed towards undergraduate education in all disciplines. The Council selects 15-20 projects and each project is funded for 1-3 years. An advisory group--MEDCAL (Computer Assisted Learning (CAL) in MEDicine, Odontology and Veterinary Medicine)--consisting of representatives from all universities supports the Council with registration and evaluation of programs, offers their opinions on the production of CAL and collaborates with similar organizations in other countries, e.g. Australia, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain and USA. In all, 12 projects within the frame of MEDCAL will be reported. PMID:9726519

  8. Upgrade of the Laser Calibration System for the ATLAS Hadronic Calorimeter TileCal

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    Van Woerden, Marius Cornelis; The ATLAS collaboration

    2015-01-01

    We present in this contribution the new system for laser calibration of the ATLAS hadronic calorimeter TileCal. The laser system is a part of the three stage calibration apparatus designed to compute the calibration constants of the individual cells of TileCal. The laser system is mainly used to correct for short term (one month) drifts of the readout of the individual cells. A sub-percent accuracy in the control of the calibration constants is required to keep the systematics effects introduced by relative cell miscalibration below the irreducible systematics in determining the parameters of the reconstructed hadronic jets. To achieve this goal in the LHC run II conditions, a new laser system was designed. The architecture of the system is described with details on the new optical line used to distribute laser pulses in each individual detector module and on the new electronics used to drive the laser, to readout the system optical monitors and to interface the system with the Atlas readout, trigger, and slo...

  9. Firmware Development for the ATLAS TileCal sROD

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    Moreno Marti, Pablo; The ATLAS collaboration; Valero, Alberto

    2015-01-01

    TileCal is the central hadronic calorimeter of the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. A main upgrade of the LHC (also called Phase-II) is planned in order to increase the instantaneous luminosity in 2022. At the TileCal level, the upgrade involves the redesign of the complete read-out architecture, affecting both the front-end and the back-end electronics. In the new read-out architecture, the front-end electronics will transmit digitized information of the full detector to the back-end system every single bunch-crossing. Thus, the back-end system must provide digital calibrated information to the first level of trigger. Having all detector data per bunch crossing in the back-end will increase the precision and granularity of the trigger information, improving this way the trigger efficiencies. A reduced part of the detector, 1/256 of the total, will be equipped with the new electronics during 2015 to evaluate the proposed architecture in real conditions in the so-called “demonstra...

  10. Firmware Development for the ATLAS TileCal sROD

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    Moreno Marti, Pablo; The ATLAS collaboration; Valero, Alberto

    2015-01-01

    TileCal is the central hadronic calorimeter of the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. A main upgrade of the LHC (also called Phase-II) is planned in order to increase the instantaneous luminosity in 2022. For TileCal, the upgrade involves the redesign of the complete read-out architecture, affecting both the front-end and the back-end electronics. In the new read-out architecture, the front-end electronics will transmit digitized information of the full detector to the back-end system every single bunch-crossing. Thus, the back-end system must provide digital calibrated information to the first level of trigger. Having all detector data per bunch crossing in the back-end will increase the precision and granularity of the trigger information, improving this way the trigger efficiencies. A reduced part of the detector, 1/256 of the total, will be equipped with the new electronics during 2016 to evaluate the proposed architecture in real conditions in the so-called “demonstrator proje...

  11. Upgrade of the Laser Calibration System for the ATLAS Hadronic Calorimeter TileCal

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    Van Woerden, Marius Cornelis; The ATLAS collaboration

    2015-01-01

    We present in this contribution the new system for laser calibration of the ATLAS hadronic calorimeter TileCal. The laser system is a part of the three stage calibration apparatus designed to compute the calibration constants of the individual cells of TileCal. The laser system is mainly used to correct for short term (one month) drifts of the readout of the individual cells. A sub-percent accuracy in the control of the calibration constants is required to keep the systematics effects introduced by relative cell miscalibration below the irreducible systematics in determining the parameters of the reconstructed hadronic jets. To achieve this goal in the LHC Run 2 conditions, a new laser system was designed. The architecture of the system is described with details on the new optical line used to distribute laser pulses in each individual detector module and on the new electronics used to drive the laser, to readout the system optical monitors and to interface the system with the Atlas readout, trigger, and slow...

  12. Upgrade of the Laser calibration system for the ATLAS hadronic calorimeter TileCal

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    van Woerden, Marius Cornelis

    2016-07-01

    We present in this contribution the new system for Laser calibration of the ATLAS hadronic calorimeter TileCal. The Laser system is a part of the three stage calibration apparatus designed to compute the calibration factors of the individual cells of TileCal. The Laser system is mainly used to correct for short term drifts of the readout of the individual cells. A sub-percent accuracy in the control of the calibration factors is required. To achieve this goal in the LHC Run2 conditions, a new Laser system was designed. The architecture of the system is described with details on the new optical line used to distribute Laser pulses in each individual detector module and on the new electronics used to drive the Laser, to read out optical monitors and to interface the system with the ATLAS readout, trigger and slow control. The LaserII system has been fully integrated into the framework used for measuring calibration factors and for monitoring data quality. First results on the Laser system performances studied are presented.

  13. The TileCal Online Energy Estimation for the Next LHC Operation Period

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    Sotto-Maior Peralva, B.; ATLAS Collaboration

    2015-05-01

    The ATLAS Tile Calorimeter (TileCal) is the detector used in the reconstruction of hadrons, jets and missing transverse energy from the proton-proton collisions at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). It covers the central part of the ATLAS detector (|η| particles is read out by approximately 5,000 cells, with double readout channels. The signal provided by the readout electronics for each channel is digitized at 40 MHz and its amplitude is estimated by an optimal filtering algorithm, which expects a single signal with a well-defined shape. However, the LHC luminosity is expected to increase leading to pile-up that deforms the signal of interest. Due to limited resources, the current hardware setup, which is based on Digital Signal Processors (DSP), does not allow the implementation of sophisticated energy estimation methods that deal with the pile-up. Therefore, the technique to be employed for online energy estimation in TileCal for next LHC operation period must be based on fast filters such as the Optimal Filter (OF) and the Matched Filter (MF). Both the OF and MF methods envisage the use of the background second order statistics in its design, more precisely the covariance matrix. However, the identity matrix has been used to describe this quantity. Although this approximation can be valid for low luminosity LHC, it leads to biased estimators under pile- up conditions. Since most of the TileCal cell present low occupancy, the pile-up, which is often modeled by a non-Gaussian distribution, can be seen as outlier events. Consequently, the classical covariance matrix estimation does not describe correctly the second order statistics of the background for the majority of the events, as this approach is very sensitive to outliers. As a result, the OF (or MF) coefficients are miscalculated leading to a larger variance and biased energy estimator. This work evaluates the usage of a robust covariance estimator, namely the Minimum Covariance Determinant (MCD) algorithm

  14. Mudanças Estratégicas das Empresas Calçadistas do Vale do Rio dos Sinos [Strategic Change among Footwear companies in the Vale do Rio dos Sinos

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    Serje Schmidt

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available A cadeia produtiva coureiro-calçadista tem passado por mudanças significativas na sua forma de operação em face às profundas mudanças ocorridas no ambiente competitivo internacional, o que exige das organizações uma nova visão sobre o seu posicionamento estratégico. Este artigo tem o objetivo de identificar o posicionamento estratégico das empresas calçadistas do Vale do Sinos, com base nas tipologias de Porter (1980, Mintzberg (2006 e Barney e Clark (2007. Esta pesquisa enquadra-se como descritiva e qualitativa. Entrevistas em profundidade foram conduzidas com especialistas no setor coureiro-calçadista, que apontaram uma mudança no posicionamento estratégico dessas empresas. De um perfil industrial com foco em baixo custo, as empresas aprumaram-se para um perfil mais voltado ao mercado, oferecendo elementos de diferenciação. Sugere-se, ao final, uma reflexão sobre o que foi aprendido com este episódio, bem como colocar em prática ações preventivas para sustentar esta nova posição competitiva. --- Strategic Change among Footwear companies in the Vale do Rio dos Sinos --- Abstract --- The operational side of the chain of production in the leather goods and footwear industry has undergone significant changes in response to the profound changes that have taken place in the international competitive environment and this requires a new strategic vision. The objective of this article is to identify the strategic positioning of the footwear manufacturers located in the Vale do Sinos according to the classifications described by Porter (1980, Mintzberg (2006 and Barney and Clark (2007. This is a descriptive and qualitative study. In-depth interviews were carried out with specialists in the leather goods and footwear industry. Starting from an industrial profile focused on low costs, these companies have realigned themselves to a more market-oriented profile, offering elements of differentiation. The paper ends by suggesting that

  15. Les espèces envahissantes dans l’archipel néo-calédonien

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    Barré, Nicolas; Beauvais, Marie-Laure; Brescia, Fabrice; Coléno, Alain; Delos, Marc; de Garine-Wichatitsky, Michel; Frétey, Thierry; Gozlan, Estelle; Jaffré, Tanguy; Jourdan, Hervé; Lefeuvre, Jean-Claude; Loope, Lloyd; Loope, Lloyd L.; Lorvelec, Olivier; Meyer, Jean-Yves

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    La biodiversité calédonienne, reconnue comme l’une des plus exceptionnelles avec son fort taux d’endémisme, est largement menacée par l’introduction de nouvelles espèces. Il est donc important de protéger l’écosystème calédonien, à la fois riche et vulnérable, des espèces envahissantes, l’une des principales causes de perte de la biodiversité à l’échelle mondiale. Face à cette menace, le Gouvernement et les trois provinces de Nouvelle-Calédonie souhaitent mettre en place une structure collec...

  16. Adinkra `Color' Confinement In Exemplary Off-Shell Constructions Of 4D, ${\\cal N}$ = 2 Supersymmetry Representations

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    Gates,, S James

    2014-01-01

    Evidence is presented in some examples that an adinkra quantum number, $\\chi_{\\rm o}$ (arXiv:\\ 0902.3830 [hep-th]), seems to play a role with regard to off-shell 4D, $\\cal N$ = 2 SUSY similar to the role of color in QCD. The vanishing of this adinkra quantum number appears to be a condition required for when two off-shell 4D, $\\cal N$ = 1 supermultiplets form an off-shell 4D, $\\cal N$ = 2 supermultiplet. We also explicitly comment on a deformation of the Lie bracket and anti-commutator operators that has been extensively and implicitly used in our work on "Garden Algebras" adinkras, and codes.

  17. Exact results for ${\\cal N}=2$ supersymmetric gauge theories on compact toric manifolds and equivariant Donaldson invariants

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    Bershtein, Mikhail; Ronzani, Massimiliano; Tanzini, Alessandro

    2015-01-01

    We provide a contour integral formula for the exact partition function of ${\\cal N}=2$ super-symmetric $U(N)$ gauge theories on compact toric four-manifolds by means of supersymmetric localisation. We perform the explicit evaluation of the contour integral for $U(2)$ ${\\cal N}=2$ theory on $\\mathbb{P}^2$ for all instanton numbers. In the zero mass case, corresponding to the ${\\cal N}=4$ supersymmetric gauge theory, we obtain the generating function of the Euler characteristics of instanton moduli spaces in terms of quasi-modular forms. In the decoupling limit of infinite mass we find that the generating function of local and surface observables computes equivariant Donaldson invariants, thus proving in this case a long-standing conjecture by N. Nekrasov. In the case of vanishing first Chern class the resulting equivariant Donaldson polynomials are new.

  18. The moduli spaces of $3d$ ${\\cal N} \\ge 2$ Chern-Simons gauge theories and their Hilbert series

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    Cremonesi, Stefano; Zaffaroni, Alberto

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    We present a formula for the Hilbert series that counts gauge invariant chiral operators in a large class of 3d ${\\cal N} \\ge 2$ Yang-Mills-Chern-Simons theories. The formula counts 't Hooft monopole operators dressed by gauge invariants of a residual gauge theory of massless fields in the monopole background. We provide a general formula for the case of abelian theories, where nonperturbative corrections are absent, and consider a few examples of nonabelian theories where nonperturbative corrections are well understood. We also analyze in detail nonabelian ABJ(M) theories as well as worldvolume theories of M2-branes probing Calabi-Yau fourfold and hyperK\\"ahler twofold singularities with ${\\cal N} = 2$ and ${\\cal N} = 3$ supersymmetry.

  19. Morfometria de fibroblastos e fibrócitos durante o processo cicatricial na pele de coelhos da raça Nova Zelândia Branco tratados com calêndula Morphometry of fibroblasts and fibrocytes during wound healing in the skin of rabbits of the New Zeland White breed treated with marigold

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    Leonardo de Oliveira Pagnano

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a capacidade cicatrizante da calêndula (Calendula officinalis L. sobre feridas cutâneas experimentais, em 15 coelhos, distribuídos em três grupos denominados: excipiente, calêndula e controle. Cada animal foi submetido à uma incisão cirúrgica de 6cm de comprimento, lateral à coluna vertebral e suturada no padrão U. Os produtos avaliados foram colocados sobre as incisões durante sete dias na quantidade de 0,1ml (loção cremosa não-iônica - grupo excipiente; tintura de calêndula a 5% - grupo calêndula e nos animais do grupo controle não se utilizou nenhum produto. A biópsia de pele foi realizada no 1°, 3°, 5° e 7° dia após a incisão cirúrgica para avaliação morfométrica do processo cicatricial, analisando-se o número de fibroblastos e fibrócitos. A morfometria foi realizada por meio de microscópio óptico adaptado a um sistema computadorizado de análise de imagens. De acordo com os resultados, a calêndula propiciou obtenção dos maiores valores médios das células envolvidas no processo cicatricial, os fibroblastos, deduzindo que a mesma, inferiu uma resposta mais satisfatória na cicatrização em relação aos demais tratamentos.The aim of this study was to evaluate the scarring capability of marigold (Calendula officinalis L. on experimental skin wounds in 15 rabbits, distributed in three groups: excipient, marigold and control. Each animal was subjected to a surgical incision measuring 6cm in length, laterally to the spinal column and sutured in U-shape. Products evaluated were placed on the incisions for 7 days, at a rate of 0.1ml (nonionic creamy lotion - excipient group; 5% marigold extract and no treatment was provided to control animals. Skin biopsy was performed on 1, 3, 5, and 7 days after wounding, for morphometric and cicatricial process evaluations. The morphometry was performed with an optical microscope adapted to a computadorized picture analysis system. The

  20. Voz sobre frame relay

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    D´Elia, Gabriel Anibal

    2000-01-01

    Esta tesis trata el tema de VOFR, desde la digitalización de la voz hasta su transmisión a través de dicha red, así también como la comparación con otros medios de transporte como VOIP. Dada las características del protocolo frame relay y su disponibilidad se eligió como el medio más apropiado para la transmisión de voz y datos en forma integrada sobre una misma red. El trabajo comienza con una breve explicación de la voz, su digitalización y forma actual de transmisión a través de una red di...

  1. Excertos sobre o sedentarismo

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    Alexandre Palma

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available O sedentarismo tem sido tratado como algo perfeitamente determinável, objetivo e, portanto, que pode ser apreendido. Por outro lado, o conceito de sedentarismo ainda permanece questionável e, por conseguinte, os instrumentos mostram-se inconsistentes. Neste sentido, o objetivo do presente estudo foi mostrar que diferentes discursos de verdade vêm concorrendo por esse conceito, o que nos motiva a pensar qual é a verdade ou, até mesmo, se há alguma verdade sobre ele. Após apresentarmos diferentes possibilidades de compreender o sedentarismo, através do uso de aforismos, entendemos que postular um discurso como verdade talvez apenas signifique que as pessoas nele creem e que há uma vontade de verdade como uma vontade voltada para o poder.

  2. Estabilidade aeróbia, pH e dinâmica de desenvolvimento de microrganismos da cana-de-açúcar in natura hidrolisada com cal virgem Aerobic stability, pH and development dynamic of microorganisms on fresh sugarcane hydrolyzed with whitewash

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    F.N. Domingues

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se com este trabalho avaliar o efeito da adição de cal virgem e dos tempos após a aplicação sobre a estabilidade aeróbia e o crescimento de microrganismos (leveduras e fungos na cana-de-açúcar in natura. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi o inteiramente casualizado, com quatro repetições. Avaliaram-se a estabilidade aeróbia (temperatura, a dinâmica de desenvolvimento de leveduras e fungos e o pH, em um esquema de parcelas subdivididas, com cinco doses de cal (0; 0,5; 1,0; 1,5 e 2,0% e cinco tempos após aplicação (0, 24, 48, 72, 96 horas. Houve efeito significativo das doses de cal para todos os parâmetros avaliados. A cana que não foi tratada com cal (0% apresentou quebra da estabilidade no menor intervalo de tempo. Os valores de pH aumentaram gradativamente de acordo com a dose de cal aplicada e diminuíram com o tempo após aplicação. Houve aumento numérico na contagem de leveduras até as 72 horas após a aplicação da cal, independentemente da dose, e os valores tenderam a estabilizar no tempo de 96 horas pós-tratamento. Não houve efeito significativo das doses de cal sobre o desenvolvimento dos fungos. A aplicação de cal virgem é eficaz no controle do crescimento de leveduras e aumenta a estabilidade aeróbia da cana-de-açúcar in natura.The objective of this work was to evaluate the effect of whitewash addition and the times after application on aerobic stability and growth of microorganisms (fungi and yeasts in fresh sugarcane. It was used a completely randomized experimental design, with four replications. Aerobic stability (temperature and the concentrations of yeast and fungus and pH were evaluated in a split-splot scheme with five doses of whitewash (0; 0.5; 1.0; 1.5 and 2.0% and five times after treatment (0, 24, 48, 72 and 96 hours. There was a significant effect of doses of whitewash for all evaluated parameters. The sugarcane which was not treated with whitewash (0.0% showed a break in

  3. Producción de semilla de cacahuate forrajero con siete dosis de cal y tres fechas de cosecha

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    Javier Francisco Enríquez Quiroz; Adrián Raymundo Quero Carrillo

    2001-01-01

    Arachis pintoi (cacahuatillo) es una valiosa leguminosa que puede ser utilizada con diferentes propósitos. En México la producción de semilla es nula, así como su manejo. Los objetivos fueron determinar la respuesta a la aplicación de cal y el tiempo a la cosecha de semilla. Se evaluaron dos ecotipos del CIAT (17434 y 18744), siete niveles de cal y tres fechas de cosecha, en un diseño de parcelas divididas; Se registró información de producción de semilla, peso unidad de semilla sin lavar, la...

  4. The impact of BeamCal performance at different international linear collider beam parameters and crossing angles on $\\tilde{}$ searches

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    P Bambade; V Drugakov; W Lohmann

    2007-12-01

    The ILC accelerator parameters and detector concepts are still under discussion in the world-wide community. As will be shown, the performance of the BeamCal, the calorimeter in the very forward area of the ILC detector, is very sensitive to the beam parameter and crossing angle choices. We propose here BeamCal designs for small (0 or 2 mrad) and large (20 mrad) crossing angles and report about the veto performance study done. As an illustration, the influence of several proposed beam parameter sets and crossing angles on the signal-to-background ratio in the stau search is estimated for a particular realization of the supersymmetric model.

  5. 13000 cal years upwelling variation in southwestern Atlantic (Brazil): continental paleoclima implications

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    Albuquerque, A.

    2009-12-01

    Ana Luiza ALBUQUERQUE(1); Bruno TURCq(2); Abdel SIFEDDINE(1,2). (1) Departamento de Geoquímica, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói, Brazil. (2) LOCEAN, IRD/UPMC/CNRS/MNHN, Bondy, France. The Cabo Frio region as indicated by its name is a place of low SST due to a local upwelling triggered by the Northeast trade winds, the northward flow of cool South Atlantic Central Water and vortex of the Brazilian current in the upper warm Tropical Water. Paleoceanographic conditions during the last 13000 years have been reconstructed based on two cores collected on the outer shelf. The studied proxies included mineral and heavy metal quantification, bulk organic matter characteristics and planktonic foraminifera. A first phase of sedimentation between 13000 and 7000 cal BP is characterized by high mineral content probably due to the lower sea level. SST reconstruction indicate cool and highly variable temperatures that were probably not related to upwelling events made difficult by the low sea level but to lower regional SSTs. This is in good agreement with observations of continental climate dryer in southwest Brazil with intense events of precipitation. A second phase between 7000 and 3000 cal BP shows higher SST indicating few occurrences of upwelling. Its may be due to the decrease of South Atlantic Convergence Zone (ZCAS) intensity linked to the lower summer insolation and the reduced monsoonal flux at that time. On the adjacent continent the decrease monsoon is evidenced by low lake levels and poorly developed forests. The third and last phase, post 3000 cal BP, is characterized by the onset of upwelling events that may be related to an intensification of the South American Monsoon and of the ZCAS activity leading to an increase of Northeast winds during summer which is typically the upwelling season. On the continent this period was marked by forest development. The transition at 3000 yrs BP is very late compared to other Holocene Record. Paleoclimate model

  6. Morfometría de la escarpa de falla histórica identificada al norte del cerro La Cal, zona de falla La Cal, Mendoza

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    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Investigación morfométrica y paleosísmica histórica fue llevada a cabo en el Norte de Mendoza con el objeto de caracterizar y cuantificar a las evidencias geomorfológicas de ruptura superficial histórica identificadas en el sector septentrional de la zona de falla La Cal. Integración e interpretación de datos e información científica multidisciplinaria, sugieren fuertemente que la ruptura superficial histórica identificada estuvo asociada al terremoto destructivo de Mendoza ocurrido en 1861. La deformación superficial histórica ocurrió casi en su totalidad a lo largo de una escarpa prehistórica previa, mediante una combinación de fallamiento de corrimiento y plegamiento cercano a la superficie. Dos elementos de pendiente históricos de bajo relieve fueron reconocidos en la escarpa compuesta Villavicencio Sur, los cuales se diferencian de la típica secuencia de formas desarrollada en escarpas de falla normal históricas. El "remanente de cara libre", el elemento de pendiente superior, y la "pendiente de colapso", el elemento inferior, son controlados por la fricción interna y por la gravedad y la fricción de deslizamiento del material aluvial, respectivamente. La metodología paleosísmica histórica discutida en este trabajo, parece ser particularmente útil en el período de tiempo que cubre la mayor parte del registro histórico de terremotos destructivos en Argentina, los pasados 350 años, lapso en el cual la mayoría de los métodos de datación absoluta no son muy efectivos.

  7. Plate stamping of masterplates for the Tile-Cal hadronic calorimetric for ATLAS detector at CERN

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    Various methods have been explored for the fabrication of the large trapezoidal plates used in the construction of the Tile-Cal hadronic calorimeter for ATLAS. The options include die stamping, laser cutting, waterjet cutting, plasma arc cutting, and a combination of machining and laser cutting. Very early in the program, the Argonne group began investigating the possibility of die stamping the master plates. At that time it was felt that two dies would be necessary to achieve the accuracy required. Quotations were received for dies for both the master and spacer plates. Concern was expressed by many members of the collaboration that due to the very precise tolerances required, die stamping, using standard dies, would not be adequate. Fine blanking techniques were felt to be adequate, but were cost prohibitive. Two methods were finally used for the initial cutting of prototype plates, laser cutting and die stamping. Only the die stamping, will be reviewed here

  8. In silico screening of 393 mutants facilitates enzyme engineering of amidase activity in CalB

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    Martin R. Hediger

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Our previously presented method for high throughput computational screening of mutant activity (Hediger et al., 2012 is benchmarked against experimentally measured amidase activity for 22 mutants of Candida antarctica lipase B (CalB. Using an appropriate cutoff criterion for the computed barriers, the qualitative activity of 15 out of 22 mutants is correctly predicted. The method identifies four of the six most active mutants with ≥3-fold wild type activity and seven out of the eight least active mutants with ≤0.5-fold wild type activity. The method is further used to screen all sterically possible (386 double-, triple- and quadruple-mutants constructed from the most active single mutants. Based on the benchmark test at least 20 new promising mutants are identified.

  9. A High Resolution Spectroscopic Observation of CAL 83 with XMM-Newton/RGS

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    Paerels, F B S; Hartmann, H W; Heise, J; Brinkman, A C; De Vries, C P; Den Herder, J M; Paerels, Frits; Rasmussen, Andrew P.

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    We present the first high resolution photospheric X-ray spectrum of a Supersoft X-ray Source, the famous CAL~83 in the Large Magellanic Cloud. The spectrum was obtained with the Reflection Grating Spectrometer on XMM-Newton during the Calibration/Performance Verification phase of the observatory. The spectrum covers the range 20-40 A at an approximately constant resolution of 0.05 A, and shows very significant, intricate detail, that is very sensitive to the physical properties of the object. We present the results of an initial investigation of the spectrum, from which we draw the conclusion that the spectral structure is probably dominated by numerous absorption features due to transitions in the L-shells of the mid-$Z$ elements and the M-shell of Fe, in addition to a few strong K-shell features due to CNO.

  10. Three-point functions in ${\\cal N}=4$ SYM: the hexagon proposal at three loops

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    Eden, Burkhard

    2015-01-01

    Basso, Komatsu and Vieira recently proposed an all-loop framework for the computation of three-point functions of single-trace operators of ${\\cal N}=4$ super-Yang-Mills, the "hexagon program". This proposal results in several remarkable predictions, including the three-point function of two protected operators with an unprotected one in the $SU(2)$ and $SL(2)$ sectors. Such predictions consist of an "asymptotic" part---similar in spirit to the asymptotic Bethe Ansatz of Beisert and Staudacher for two-point functions---as well as additional finite-size "wrapping" L\\"uscher-like corrections. The focus of this paper is on such wrapping corrections, which we compute at three-loops in the $SL(2)$ sector. The resulting structure constants perfectly match the ones obtained in the literature from four-point correlators of protected operators.

  11. A prototype for the upgraded readout electronics of TileCal

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    Eriksson, D; Bohm, C; Kavianipour, H; Anderson, K; Oreglia, M; Tang, F

    2012-01-01

    Upgrade plans for ATLAS hadronic tile calorimeter (TileCal) include full readout of all data to the counting room. R&amp;D activities at different laboratories target different parts of the upgraded system. We are developing a possible implementation of the future readout electronics to be included in a full functional demonstrator. This must be capable of adapting to each of the three different front-end alternatives. Prototypes of the two PCBs that will be in charge of digitization, control and communication have been developed. The design is redundant and uses FPGAs with fault tolerant firmware for control and protocol conversion. Communication and clock synchronization between on and off detector electronics is implemented via high speed optical links using the GBT protocol.

  12. On the contribution of scalars to ${\\cal N}=4$ SYM amplitudes

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    Bonini, Alfredo; Piscaglia, Simone; Rossi, Marco

    2016-01-01

    We analyse the contribution of $2n$ scalars to the Operator Product Expansion series for MHV gluon scattering amplitudes/polygonal Wilson loops in planar ${\\cal N}=4$ SYM. Hence, we sum up on $2n$ for large coupling $\\lambda$: the logarithm of the amplitude is proportional to $\\sqrt{\\lambda}$, thus competing, unexpectedly, with the famous classical contribution. We give analytical expressions for the first terms at large $\\lambda$ and in case of two and four scalars. For finalising this analysis, we find profitable an explicit computation of the $2n$-scalar term at any coupling by means of Young tableaux, paralleling, under certain aspects, the Nekrasov-Okounkov expressions for $\\mathcal N =2$ SYM prepotential.

  13. The Works Metallurgist: an evaluation of a CAL package on phase diagrams

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    Philip Butcher

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    Full Text Available A number of factors have converged today to force the development of more efficient and costeffective educational strategies. These include rapidly changing technology, the increasing number of students in higher education, and resource restrictions imposed on all sectors of education. Educational systems are therefore finding it increasingly difficult to respond to learners' needs, highlighting the need for alternative educational strategies. An increase in the educational use of computers and new information technologies is often one of the suggested alternatives, baised on the premise that computers can support student learning in an individualized way and at the learner's own pace. In this context, evaluation in general and CAL evaluation in particular can contribute to the process of defining and refining educational strategies.

  14. Environmental change in the Limfjord, Denmark (ca 7500-1500 cal yrs BP): A multiproxy study

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    Lewis, J. P.; Ryves, D.B.; Rasmussen, P.;

    2013-01-01

    The Limfjord region of northern Jutland, Denmark, supports a rich archaeological record dating back to the Mesolithic, which documents long-term change in human practices and utilisation of marine resources since approximately 7500 BP. The presence and availability of marine resources in the...... Limfjord is sensitively regulated by environmental parameters such as salinity, sedimentary regime, nutrient status and primary productivity, but long-term changes in these parameters are currently poorly understood. In this study a multiproxy approach (including sedimentary parameters, diatoms, molluscs......, foraminifera, sedimentary pigments, C and O stable isotopes and plant macrofossils) has been adopted to assess environmental change over the period ca 7500–1500 cal yrs BP at Kilen, a coastal fjord (before AD 1856) situated in the Western Limfjord. A diatom-based salinity transfer function based on a pan...

  15. Area products for ${\\cal H}^{\\pm}$ in AdS space

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    Pradhan, Parthapratim

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    We derive the thermodynamic products particularly area (or entropy) products of ${\\cal H}^{\\pm}$ for certain class of black holes in AdS space. We show by explicit calculations that more complicated function of event horizon area and Cauchy horizon area is indeed mass-independent. This mass-independent quantities indicate that they could turn out to be an "universal" quantity provided that they depends only on the quantized angular momentum, quantized charges, and cosmological constant. Furthermore, these area (or entropy) product relations for several class of black holes in AdS space gives us strong indication to understanding the nature of non-extremal black hole entropy (both inner and outer) at the microscopic level. Moreover, we compute the famous \\emph{Penrose inequality} for these class of black holes in AdS space. Local thermodynamic stability has been discussed for these black holes and under certain condition these black holes displayed second order phase transition.

  16. Resolved gravity duals of ${\\cal N}=4$ quiver field theories in 2+1 dimensions

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    Cottrell, William

    2016-01-01

    We generalize the construction by Aharony, Hashimoto, Hirano, and Ouyang of ${\\cal N}=4$ quiver gauge theory with gauge group $U(N+M) \\times U(N)$, $k$ fundamentals charged under $U(N)$ and bi-fundamentals, to the case with gauge group $\\prod_{i=1}^{\\hat k} U(N_i)$ with $k_i$ fundamentals charged under $U(N_i)$. This construction is facilitated by considering the resolved $ALE_{\\hat k} \\times TN_{k}$ background in M-theory including non-trivial fluxes through the resolved 4-cycles in the geometry. We also describe the M-theory lift of the IIA Page charge quantization condition. Finally, we clarify the role of string corrections in various regimes of parameter space.

  17. The Kunming CalFit study: modeling dietary behavioral patterns using smartphone data.

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    Seto, Edmund; Hua, Jenna; Wu, Lemuel; Bestick, Aaron; Shia, Victor; Eom, Sue; Han, Jay; Wang, May; Li, Yan

    2014-01-01

    Human behavioral interventions aimed at improving health can benefit from objective wearable sensor data and mathematical models. Smartphone-based sensing is particularly practical for monitoring behavioral patterns because smartphones are fairly common, are carried by individuals throughout their daily lives, offer a variety of sensing modalities, and can facilitate various forms of user feedback for intervention studies. We describe our findings from a smartphone-based study, in which an Android-based application we developed called CalFit was used to collect information related to young adults' dietary behaviors. In addition to monitoring dietary patterns, we were interested in understanding contextual factors related to when and where an individual eats, as well as how their dietary intake relates to physical activity (which creates energy demand) and psychosocial stress. 12 participants were asked to use CalFit to record videos of their meals over two 1-week periods, which were translated into nutrient intake by trained dietitians. During this same period, triaxial accelerometry was used to assess each subject's energy expenditure, and GPS was used to record time-location patterns. Ecological momentary assessment was also used to prompt subjects to respond to questions on their phone about their psychological state. The GPS data were processed through a web service we developed called Foodscoremap that is based on the Google Places API to characterize food environments that subjects were exposed to, which may explain and influence dietary patterns. Furthermore, we describe a modeling framework that incorporates all of these information to dynamically infer behavioral patterns that may be used for future intervention studies. PMID:25571578

  18. Black Carbon Emissions from In-use Ships: Results from CalNex 2010

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    Buffaloe, Gina Marise

    Black carbon (BC) mass emission factors (EFBC; g-BC (kg-fuel)--1) from a variety of ocean going vessels have been determined from measurements of BC and CO2 concentrations in ship plumes intercepted by the R/V Atlantis during the 2010 California Nexus (CalNex) campaign. The ships encountered were all operating within 24 nautical miles of the California coast and were utilizing relatively low sulphur fuels. Black carbon concentrations within the plumes, from which EFBC values are determined, were measured using four independent instruments: a photoacoustic spectrometer and a particle soot absorption photometer, which measure light absorption, and a single particle soot photometer and soot particle aerosol mass spectrometer, which measure the mass concentration of refractory BC directly. The measured EFBC have been divided into vessel type categories and engine type categories, from which averages have been determined. The geometric average EFBC, determined from over 71 vessels and 135 plumes encountered, was 0.31 g-BC (kg-fuel)--1. The most frequent engine type encountered was the slow speed diesel (SSD), and the most frequent SSD vessel type was the cargo ship sub-category. Average and median EF BC values from these two categories are compared to previous observations from the Texas Air Quality Study (TexAQS) in 2006, in which the ships encountered were predominately operating high sulphur fuels. There is some indication that the EFBC values for SSD vessels during CalNex were lower than during TexAQS, although ship-to-ship variability in these data sets makes it difficult to draw firm conclusions about the influence of fuel quality on EFBC.

  19. Droplet Activation Properties of Organic Aerosols Observed at an Urban Site during CalNex-LA

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    Mei, Fan; Hayes, Patrick L.; Ortega, Amber; Taylor, Jonathan W.; Allan, James D.; Gilman, Jessica; Kuster, W. C.; de Gouw, Joost A.; Jimenez, Jose L.; Wang, Jian

    2013-04-11

    Size-resolved cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) spectra and aerosol chemical composition were characterized at an urban supersite in Pasadena, California from 15 May to 4 June, 2010, during the CalNex campaign. The derived hygroscopicity (κCCN) of CCN-active particles with diameter between 97 and 165 nm ranged from 0.05 to 0.4. Diurnal variation showed a slight decrease of κCCN from 8:00 to 16:00 (from 0.24 to 0.20), which is attributed to increasing organics volume fraction resulted from secondary organic aerosol (SOA) formation. The derived hygroscopicity distribution and maximum activated fraction of the size selected particles were examined as functions of photochemical age. The result indicates that condensation of secondary species (e.g., SOA and sulfate) quickly converted hydrophobic particles to hydrophilic ones, and during daytime, nearly every particle became a CCN at ~0.4% in just a few hours. Based on κCCN and aerosol chemical composition, the organic hygroscopicity (κorg) was derived, and ranged from 0.05 to 0.23 with an average value of 0.13, consistent with the results from earlier studies. The derived κorg generally increased with the organic oxidation level, and most of the variation in κorg could be explained by the variation of the organic O:C atomic ratio alone. The least squares fit of the data yielded org =(0.83±0.06)  (O:C) +(-0.19±0.02). Compared to previous results based on CCN measurements of laboratory generated aerosols, org derived from measurements during the CalNex campaign exhibited stronger increase with O:C atomic ratio, and therefore substantially higher values for organics with average O:C greater than 0.5.

  20. High-intensity geomagnetic field 'spike' observed at ca. 3000 cal BP in Texas, USA

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    Bourne, Mark D.; Feinberg, Joshua M.; Stafford, Thomas W.; Waters, Michael R.; Lundelius, Ernest; Forman, Steven L.

    2016-05-01

    By observing the fluctuations in direction and intensity of the Earth's magnetic field through time, we increase our understanding of the fluid motions of the Earth's outer core that sustain the geomagnetic field, the geodynamo. Recent archaeomagnetic studies in the Near East have found extremely rapid increases - 'spikes' - in geomagnetic field intensity at ca. 3000 yr cal BP. These observations have proved problematic for our current understanding of core-flow. However, until now, these geomagnetic spikes had not been observed outside of the Near East, where they have been preserved in metallurgical slag and fired, mud brick walls. We present a new, fully oriented, geomagnetic secular variation and relative palaeointensity (RPI) record for the last 17,000 yr from Hall's Cave, Texas, whose complete, >3.8 m thick sedimentary sequence spans from the present to 16 , 850 ± 110 RC yr BP (Modern to 20,600 cal BP). Within the stable, cool climate of the cave, pedogenic and bioturbation processes are negligible to non-existent, thereby limiting post-depositional physical and geochemical alteration of the magnetic record. The sub-aerial and subterranean setting of the sedimentary sequence in Hall's Cave enabled us to collect oriented palaeomagnetic cubes from a previously excavated stratigraphic section. The palaeomagnetic samples yielded high-quality vectors. An age model for the sequence, determined using 15 AMS 14C-dates on individual bones from microvertebrates, was combined with the palaeomagnetic data to construct a secular variation record. The record is in broad agreement with predictions by Holocene field models for the site's location. However, starting ca. 3000 yr ago, the RPI data indicate an almost four-fold increase in geomagnetic field intensity lasting several hundred years. This record presents well-dated evidence, obtained using conventional techniques, for the existence of a geomagnetic intensity spike in North America that is contemporaneous with the

  1. RVC-CAL library for endmember and abundance estimation in hyperspectral image analysis

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    Lazcano López, R.; Madroñal Quintín, D.; Juárez Martínez, E.; Sanz Álvaro, C.

    2015-10-01

    Hyperspectral imaging (HI) collects information from across the electromagnetic spectrum, covering a wide range of wavelengths. Although this technology was initially developed for remote sensing and earth observation, its multiple advantages - such as high spectral resolution - led to its application in other fields, as cancer detection. However, this new field has shown specific requirements; for instance, it needs to accomplish strong time specifications, since all the potential applications - like surgical guidance or in vivo tumor detection - imply real-time requisites. Achieving this time requirements is a great challenge, as hyperspectral images generate extremely high volumes of data to process. Thus, some new research lines are studying new processing techniques, and the most relevant ones are related to system parallelization. In that line, this paper describes the construction of a new hyperspectral processing library for RVC-CAL language, which is specifically designed for multimedia applications and allows multithreading compilation and system parallelization. This paper presents the development of the required library functions to implement two of the four stages of the hyperspectral imaging processing chain--endmember and abundances estimation. The results obtained show that the library achieves speedups of 30%, approximately, comparing to an existing software of hyperspectral images analysis; concretely, the endmember estimation step reaches an average speedup of 27.6%, which saves almost 8 seconds in the execution time. It also shows the existence of some bottlenecks, as the communication interfaces among the different actors due to the volume of data to transfer. Finally, it is shown that the library considerably simplifies the implementation process. Thus, experimental results show the potential of a RVC-CAL library for analyzing hyperspectral images in real-time, as it provides enough resources to study the system performance.

  2. Vesetation and climate changes during the last 8660 cal. a BP in central Mongolia, based on a high-resolution pollen record from Lake Ugii Nuur

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    WANG Wei; MA YuZhen; FENG ZhaoDong; MENG HongWei; SANG YanLi; ZHAI XinWei

    2009-01-01

    Based on modern pollen studies and reliable chronology of nine AMS 14C dates, a detailed history of vegetation and climate changes during the past 8660 cal. a BP was reconstructed by a high-resolution pollen record from Ugii Nuur in central Mongolia. Poaceae-steppe dominated the study area and the climate was mild and semi-humid before 7800 cal. a BP with a noticeable cool and humid interval at 8350-8250 cal. a BP. Xerophytic plant increased and the climate became warm and dry gradually since 7800 cal. a BP. From 6860 to 3170 cal. a BP, semi-desert steppe expanded, suggesting a prolonged warm and dry climate. Between 3170 and 2340 cal. a BP, regional forest steppe expanded whereas semi-desert steppe retreated, indicating the climate became cool and wet gradually and the humidity reached the maximum at the end of this stage. From 2340 to 1600 cal. a BP, a general cool and wet climate prevailed. And the climatic instability increased after 1600 cal. a BP. Review of regional pub-lished palaeoclimaUc records implies that the mid-Holocene dry climate might have prevailed in vast areas from central Mongolia to arid areas of northwest China. Pollen-based climate reconstruction for UG04 core was well correlated with the result of climate model on Central Asia by Bush. In addition, several abrupt climatic events (cool and wet) were found and some could be broadly compared with the cool events in Atlantic.

  3. The Sharp Rise of Δ14C ca. 800 cal BC : Possible causes, related climatic teleconnections and the impact on human environments

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    Geel, Bas van; Plicht, Johannes van der; Kilian, M.R.; Klaver, E.R.; Kouwenberg, J.H.M.; Renssen, H.; Reynaud-Farrera, I.; Waterbolk, H.T.

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    In this study we report on accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) wiggle-match dating of selected macrofossils from organic deposits ca. 800 cal BC (ca. 2650 BP). Based on paleological, archaeological and geological evidence, we found that the sharp rise of atmospheric 14C between 850 and 760 cal BC co

  4. Co-evolving CENP-A and CAL1 Domains Mediate Centromeric CENP-A Deposition across Drosophila Species.

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    Rosin, Leah; Mellone, Barbara G

    2016-04-18

    Centromeres mediate the conserved process of chromosome segregation, yet centromeric DNA and the centromeric histone, CENP-A, are rapidly evolving. The rapid evolution of Drosophila CENP-A loop 1 (L1) is thought to modulate the DNA-binding preferences of CENP-A to counteract centromere drive, the preferential transmission of chromosomes with expanded centromeric satellites. Consistent with this model, CENP-A from Drosophila bipectinata (bip) cannot localize to Drosophila melanogaster (mel) centromeres. We show that this result is due to the inability of the mel CENP-A chaperone, CAL1, to deposit bip CENP-A into chromatin. Co-expression of bip CENP-A and bip CAL1 in mel cells restores centromeric localization, and similar findings apply to other Drosophila species. We identify two co-evolving regions, CENP-A L1 and the CAL1 N terminus, as critical for lineage-specific CENP-A incorporation. Collectively, our data show that the rapid evolution of L1 modulates CAL1-mediated CENP-A assembly, suggesting an alternative mechanism for the suppression of centromere drive. PMID:27093083

  5. The EuroSprite2005 Observational Campaign: an example of training and outreach opportunities for CAL young scientists

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    O. Chanrion

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available The four year "Coupling of Atmospheric Layers (CAL" EU FP5 Research Training Network project studied unanswered questions related to transient luminous events (sprites, jets and elves in the upper atmosphere. Consisting of ten scientific work-packages CAL also included intensive training and outreach programmes for the young scientists hired. Educational activities were based on the following elements: national PhD programmes, activities at CAL and other meetings, a dedicated summer school, and two European sprite observational campaigns. The young scientists were strongly involved in the latter and, as an example, the "EuroSprite2005" observational campaign is presented in detail. Some of the young scientists participated in the instrument set-up, others in the campaign logistics, some coordinated the observations, and others gathered the results to build a catalogue. During the four-month duration of this campaign, all of them took turns in operating the system and making their own night observations. The ongoing campaign activities were constantly advertised and communicated via an Internet blog. In summary the campaign required all the CAL young scientists to embark on experimental work, to develop their organisational skills, and to enhance their ability to communicate their activities. The campaign was a unique opportunity to train and strengthen skills that will be an asset to their future careers and, overall, was most successful.

  6. Teachers' Perceptions on the Use of ICT in a CAL Environment to Enhance the Conception of Science Concepts

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    George, Frikkie; Ogunniyi, M.

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    Instructional methodologies increasingly require teachers' efficacy and implementation of computer-assisted learning (CAL) practices in general and particularly in the science classroom. The South African National Education Department's e-Education[1] policy also encourages the use of computers and computer software in implementing outcome-based…

  7. The genesis, methodical foundations, and problems in the realisation of the Atlas de la Nouvelle-Calédonie

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    Gay Jean-Christophe

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The article presents the main organisational, epistemological, and methodical principles assumed by one of the two scientific editors of the Atlas de la Nouvelle-Calédonie, and the problems they faced. The presented solutions may be useful to the authors of similar projects in the future.

  8. Sobre el nombre "Quechua"

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    Rodolfo Cerrón-Palomino

    1985-06-01

    Full Text Available Uno de los primeros problemas con el que a menudo tropiezael estudioso de los idiomas ágrafos, como es el caso de las lenguasaborígenes de América, es el de su denominación (glotónimo.En la medida ,en que, por razones históricas, las noticias sobretales lenguas, y por consiguiente los primeros estudios sobre lasmismas, surgen a partir del contacto con los miembros de la civilización occidental, los nombres de los distintos idiomas, así comode los grupos étnicos que los manejan, son el resultado casi siempre arbitrario cie designaciones fortuitas hechas por viajeros, misiioneros y exploradores, quienes por lo general se basan, para ello, bien en descripciones físicas de los grupo étnicos, en ciertos indios geográficos que constituyen el habitat de los mismos, e incluso en prejuicios que se nutren de un marcado europocentrismo.

  9. Refletindo sobre idosos institucionalizado

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    Cenir Gonçalves Tier

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available Trata-se de uma pesquisa qualitativa, descritiva que teve por objetivo identificar como vem sendo o relacionamento idoso-família, identificando os motivos que levaram os familiares a optarem pela institucionalização do seu idoso, obtendo-se também a visão da família sobre o cuidado no lar. Para coleta dos dados utilizou-se um instrumento com perguntas abertas. A coleta dos dados efetivou-se nos meses de agosto de 2002 a julho de 2003, sendo sujeitos da pesquisa, familiares de idosos de uma instituição asilar em um município da região noroeste do Rio Grande do Sul. Através da análise de conteúdo constatou-se que a maior dificuldade encontrada pela família, visando dispensar cuidados ao idoso é a "falta de tempo para cuidar" do seu familiar idoso, pois a maioria deles exige cuidados em tempo integral.

  10. Novel mutations in RASGRP2, which encodes CalDAG-GEFI, abrogate Rap1 activation, causing platelet dysfunction.

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    Lozano, María Luisa; Cook, Aaron; Bastida, José María; Paul, David S; Iruin, Gemma; Cid, Ana Rosa; Adan-Pedroso, Rosa; Ramón González-Porras, José; Hernández-Rivas, Jesús María; Fletcher, Sarah J; Johnson, Ben; Morgan, Neil; Ferrer-Marin, Francisca; Vicente, Vicente; Sondek, John; Watson, Steve P; Bergmeier, Wolfgang; Rivera, José

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    In addition to mutations in ITG2B or ITGB3 genes that cause defective αIIbβ3 expression and/or function in Glanzmann's thrombasthenia patients, platelet dysfunction can be a result of genetic variability in proteins that mediate inside-out activation of αIIbβ3 The RASGRP2 gene is strongly expressed in platelets and neutrophils, where its encoded protein CalDAG-GEFI facilitates the activation of Rap1 and subsequent activation of integrins. We used next-generation sequencing (NGS) and whole-exome sequencing (WES) to identify 2 novel function-disrupting mutations in RASGRP2 that account for bleeding diathesis and platelet dysfunction in 2 unrelated families. By using a panel of 71 genes, we identified a homozygous change (c.1142C>T) in exon 10 of RASGRP2 in a 9-year-old child of Chinese origin (family 1). This variant led to a p.Ser381Phe substitution in the CDC25 catalytic domain of CalDAG-GEFI. In 2 Spanish siblings from family 2, WES identified a nonsense homozygous variation (c.337C>T) (p.Arg113X) in exon 5 of RASGRP2 CalDAG-GEFI expression was markedly reduced in platelets from all patients, and by using a novel in vitro assay, we found that the nucleotide exchange activity was dramatically reduced in CalDAG-GEFI p.Ser381Phe. Platelets from homozygous patients exhibited agonist-specific defects in αIIbβ3 integrin activation and aggregation. In contrast, α- and δ-granule secretion, platelet spreading, and clot retraction were not markedly affected. Integrin activation in the patients' neutrophils was also impaired. These patients are the first cases of a CalDAG-GEFI deficiency due to homozygous RASGRP2 mutations that are linked to defects in both leukocyte and platelet integrin activation. PMID:27235135

  11. A Lactose-Binding Lectin from the Marine Sponge Cinachyrella Apion (Cal Induces Cell Death in Human Cervical Adenocarcinoma Cells

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    Adriana Uchoa

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Cancer represents a set of more than 100 diseases, including malignant tumors from different locations. Strategies inducing differentiation have had limited success in the treatment of established cancers. Marine sponges are a biological reservoir of bioactive molecules, especially lectins. Several animal and plant lectins were purified with antitumor activity, mitogenic, anti-inflammatory and antiviral, but there are few reports in the literature describing the mechanism of action of lectins purified from marine sponges to induce apoptosis in human tumor cells. In this work, a lectin purified from the marine sponge Cinachyrella apion (CaL was evaluated with respect to its hemolytic, cytotoxic and antiproliferative properties, besides the ability to induce cell death in tumor cells. The antiproliferative activity of CaL was tested against HeLa, PC3 and 3T3 cell lines, with highest growth inhibition for HeLa, reducing cell growth at a dose dependent manner (0.5–10 µg/mL. Hemolytic activity and toxicity against peripheral blood cells were tested using the concentration of IC50 (10 µg/mL for both trials and twice the IC50 for analysis in flow cytometry, indicating that CaL is not toxic to these cells. To assess the mechanism of cell death caused by CaL in HeLa cells, we performed flow cytometry and western blotting. Results showed that lectin probably induces cell death by apoptosis activation by pro-apoptotic protein Bax, promoting mitochondrial membrane permeabilization, cell cycle arrest in S phase and acting as both dependent and/or independent of caspases pathway. These results indicate the potential of CaL in studies of medicine for treating cancer.

  12. A CubeSat for Calibrating Ground-Based and Sub-Orbital Millimeter-Wave Polarimeters (CalSat)

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    Johnson, Bradley R.; Vourch, Clement J.; Drysdale, Timothy D.; Kalman, Andrew; Fujikawa, Steve; Keating, Brian; Kaufman, Jon

    2015-10-01

    We describe a low-cost, open-access, CubeSat-based calibration instrument that is designed to support ground-based and sub-orbital experiments searching for various polarization signals in the cosmic microwave background (CMB). All modern CMB polarization experiments require a robust calibration program that will allow the effects of instrument-induced signals to be mitigated during data analysis. A bright, compact and linearly polarized astrophysical source with polarization properties known to adequate precision does not exist. Therefore, we designed a space-based millimeter-wave calibration instrument, called CalSat, to serve as an open-access calibrator, and this paper describes the results of our design study. The calibration source on board CalSat is composed of five “tones” with one each at 47.1, 80.0, 140, 249 and 309GHz. The five tones we chose are well matched to (i) the observation windows in the atmospheric transmittance spectra, (ii) the spectral bands commonly used in polarimeters by the CMB community and (iii) the Amateur Satellite Service bands in the Table of Frequency Allocations used by the Federal Communications Commission. CalSat would be placed in a polar orbit allowing visibility from observatories in the Northern Hemisphere, such as Mauna Kea in Hawaii and Summit Station in Greenland, and the Southern Hemisphere, such as the Atacama Desert in Chile and the South Pole. CalSat also would be observable by balloon-borne instruments launched from a range of locations around the world. This global visibility makes CalSat the only source that can be observed by all terrestrial and sub-orbital observatories, thereby providing a universal standard that permits comparison between experiments using appreciably different measurement approaches.

  13. The 3000-4000 cal. BP anthropogenic shift in fire regime in the French Pyrenees.

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    Rius, D.; Vannière, B.; Galop, D.; Richard, H.

    2009-04-01

    Fire is a key disturbing agent in a wide range of ecosystems: boreal biome (Pitkanen, 2000), Mediterranean area (Colombaroli et al., 2008) as well as temperate European mountain zones (Tinner et al., 1999). During the Holocene, climate may control fire regime by both ignition and fire spread-favouring conditions (i.e. composition, structure and moisture of biomass) whereas man may change charcoal accumulation patterns through type and intensity of agro-pastoral activities. In western and Mediterranean Europe, single sites charcoal analysis recorded the anthropogenic forcing over fire regime broadly between the mid and the late-Holocene. Turner et al (2008) showed that climate and fire had been disconnected since 1700 cal. BP in Turkey. In central Swiss, Mean Fire Interval decreased by two times 2000 years ago due to increasing human impact (Stahli et al., 2006). In Italy, climate and man have had a combined influence on fire-hazard since ca 4000 cal. BP (Vannière et al., 2008). In the Pyrenees Mountains, the linkage between agro-pastoral practices and fire could be dated back to ca 4000-3000 cal. BP with a clear succession of a clearance phase (high fire frequency) followed by a quite linear trend throughout Middle Ages and Modern times corresponding to a change in fire use (Vanniere et al., 2001; Galop et al., 2002, Rius et al., in press). The quantification of fire regimes parameters such as frequency with robust methodological tools (Inferred Fire Frequency, Mean Fire Interval) is needed to understand and characterise such shifts. Here we present two sequences from the Lourdes basin (col d'Ech peat bog) and from the occidental Pyrenees (Gabarn peat bog), which cover the last 9000 years with high temporal resolution. The main goals of this study were to (1) assess control factors of fire regime throughout the lateglacial and Holocene (climate and/or man) on the local scale, (2) evidence the local/regional significance of these control factors , (3) discuss the

  14. Insecticidal Properties of Peumus boldus Molina Powder Used Alone and Mixed with Lime Against Sitophilus zeamais Motschulsky (Coleopter: Curculionidae Propiedades Insecticidas del Polvo de Peumus boldus Molina Solo y en Mezcla con Cal contra Sitophilus zeamais Motschulsky (Coleoptera: Curculionidae

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    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available The insecticidal properties of boldus (Peumus boldus Molina powder used alone and mixed with lime against adults of maize weevil (Sitophilus zeamais Motschulsky were evaluated under laboratory conditions. Additionally, aeration effects (presence or absence and temperature (room temperature vs. 3 ºC on insecticidal properties were studied over time. A mortality rate of 100% was observed at 20 g kg-1 (w/w of P. boldus powder when used alone and mixed with lime in proportions of 50:50, 60:40, and 80:20. The 50% lethal concentration (LC50 for all treatments was Se evaluaron las propiedades insecticidas del polvo de boldo (Peumus boldus Molina, solo y en mezcla con cal, bajo condiciones de laboratorio. Adicionalmente, se evaluó el efecto de la aeración (presencia vs. ausencia y de la temperatura (temperatura ambiente vs. 3 ºC sobre la mortalidad y emergencia de adultos de la F1. La concentración de 20 g kg-1 (p/p del polvo de boldo ya sea solo o en combinación con cal en las proporciones de 50:50, 60:40 y 80:20 mostraron 100% de mortalidad. La concentración letal 50% (CL50, en todos los tratamientos fue menor a 5 g kg-1 (p/p mientras que la CL90 no superó 11 g kg-1 (p/p. La mezcla del polvo con los granos de maíz tanto solo como en mezcla con cal no afectó la germinación. La temperatura y la aeración no afectaron la mortalidad de los adultos parentales ni la emergencia de adultos de la F1. Cuando se mezcló el maíz con el polvo de boldo molido 24 h antes de la infestación con adultos, la mortalidad de los adultos parentales y la emergencia de adultos de la F1 fue de 100 y de 0%, respectivamente. Los resultados no fueron satisfactorios cuando el polvo de boldo almacenado durante 30, 60 y 90 d fue mezclado con el maíz infestado. La toxicidad del follaje de boldo es alta 24 h después de pulverizarse; si el tiempo es mayor, la toxicidad declina significativamente.

  15. Reprojeto do contraforte: um caso de aplicação do ecodesign em manufatura calçadista Stiffener redesign: a case of eco-design application in footwear manufacture

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste artigo é relatar um caso de reprojeto de um produto existente, o contraforte injetado, focando na minimização do impacto ambiental e na redução de custo do produto final, o calçado esportivo. O estudo de caso ocorreu em empresa de componentes para calçados. Foram analisadas as práticas do ecodesign inseridas no projeto de produto da empresa e o modo como foram operacionalizadas. São discutidos, também, os motivos que levaram a empresa a adotar o ecodesign e as dificuldades e barreiras encontradas. O artigo faz uma revisão sobre ecodesign, apresenta a metodologia de pesquisa e os resultados da investigação. O contraforte reprojetado trouxe, para a empresa fabricante de calçados esportivos, parceira da empresa produtora do componente em estudo, diminuição significativa do uso de adesivos e solventes, além de uma redução de 9,7% no custo-alvo do processo de aplicação do contraforte no cabedal.The purpose of this paper is to analyze the application of eco-design in the redesign of a component from the footwear industry, the stiffener. The focus is on a reduction in the environmental impact and in the final cost of sports footwear. The case study took place in a company that produces footwear components. The eco-design practices considered during the product redesign in the company and their implementation were analyzed. We also investigate and discuss the reasons why the company was led to adopt eco-design and the difficulties and barriers encountered by designers in their application. The paper reviews eco-design, describes the research methodology and presents and discusses research findings. The redesigned stiffener brought the footwear assembly company a new manufacturing business partner, and led to a significant reduction in the requirement for adhesives and solvents, and a 9.7% reduction in the target-cost of the application process.

  16. Design de calçado e acessórios : Estágio na marca Guava e realização de uma minicolecção de calçado

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    Relatório de Estágio apresentado à Escola Superior de Artes Aplicadas do Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco e Guava Essentials Lda. para cumprimento dos requisitos necessários à obtenção do grau de Mestre em Design de Vestuário e Têxtil. O presente relatório é referente a um estágio curricular efectuado na marca portuguesa de Calçado Guava. Ao longo do relatório, vão ser enumerados vários aspectos relacionados com o Design, o Calçado e a marca Guava. É importante entend...

  17. On-Detector Electronics for the ATLAS TileCal Demonstrator

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    In the major upgrade of the LHC and its detectors around year 2023 the beam energy and luminosity will increase significantly. For TileCal, the hadron calorimeter in ATLAS, most of the on-detector and off-detector electronics will be replaced. A new design has been proposed with some alternative solutions for some of the parts. To gain experience with this design, a demonstrator project is on-going aiming at inserting a prototype module in ATLAS this summer or in the next possible shut-down. A caveat is that it must be able to operate seamlessly with the present system. This together with test beam studies will help to finalize the design. The on-detector part of the demonstrator electronics contains five parts: new front-end boards, digitizer boards with a link daughter board, a programmable high voltage power supply and a redundant low voltage power supply. Apart from improved performance reliability is a main concern. This will be achieved by increased modularity so that the consequences of a complete fail...

  18. Terracotas de Calés en el Museo Arqueológico Nacional de Madrid

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    J. M. BLÁZQUEZ

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    Full Text Available El Museo Arqueológico Nacional de Madrid exhibe entre sus magníficas colecciones una compuesta de numerosas terracotas traídas de Calés en el siglo pasado por el Marqués de Salamanca que nos hemos propuesto estudiar y a la que hemos dedicado varios trabajos ya. Colecciones similares se conservan en los museos de Lecce, Capua, Louvre, Leide, British Museum, Palazzo dei Conservatori, Villa Giulia, Nacionale Romano, Ny Carbsberg Glyptothek, Museo Universitario de Zurich, Museum für antike Kleinkunst de Munich, y Vaticano, en su mayoría inéditas. Todas estas terracotas plantean sugestivos y fundamentales problemas a los estudiosos del arte antiguo, que han sido señalados por Bianchi-Bandinelli con motivo del estudio y publicación de una terracota del Museo de Berlín. Bianchi-Bandinelli ha indicado alguna de las principales características del arte itálico de este momento, cual es su gusto moderno, su impresionismo e ilusionismo. En Italia en el periodo helenístico o época a la que pertenecen todas estas terracotas, existía una gran Koiné artística que abrazaba por lo menos Lacio, Campania y Etruria. Otros investigadores han estudiado algunas de estas terracotas,como G. Kaschnitz-Weinberg, Pesce, Mingazzini, Vessberg, R. Mengarelli, etc.

  19. CAL 87 - an evolved wind-driven supersoft X-ray binary

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    Oliveira, A S

    2007-01-01

    Compact binary supersoft X-ray sources (CBSS) are explained as being associated with hydrostatic nuclear burning on the surface of a white dwarf with high accretion rate. This high mass transfer rate has been suggested to be caused by dynamical instability, expected when the donor star is more massive than the accreting object. When the orbital period is smaller than ~6 hours, this mechanism does not work and the CBSS with such periods are believed to be fed by a distinct mechanism: the wind-driven accretion. Such a mechanism has been proposed to explain the properties of objects like SMC 13, T Pyx and V617 Sgr. One observational property that offers a critical test for discriminating between the above two possibilities is the orbital period change. As systems with wind-driven accretion evolve with increasing periods, some of them may reach quite long orbital periods. The above critical test may, therefore, also be applied to orbital periods longer than 6 hours. CAL 87 is an eclipsing system in the LMC with a...

  20. PaCAL: A Python Package for Arithmetic Computations with Random Variables

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    Marcin Korze?

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we present PaCAL, a Python package for arithmetical computations on random variables. The package is capable of performing the four arithmetic operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, as well as computing many standard functions of random variables. Summary statistics, random number generation, plots, and histograms of the resulting distributions can easily be obtained and distribution parameter ?tting is also available. The operations are performed numerically and their results interpolated allowing for arbitrary arithmetic operations on random variables following practically any probability distribution encountered in practice. The package is easy to use, as operations on random variables are performed just as they are on standard Python variables. Independence of random variables is, by default, assumed on each step but some computations on dependent random variables are also possible. We demonstrate on several examples that the results are very accurate, often close to machine precision. Practical applications include statistics, physical measurements or estimation of error distributions in scienti?c computations.

  1. Constraining ${\\cal N}=1$ supergravity inflationary framework with non-minimal K\\"ahler operators

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    Choudhury, Sayantan; Pukartas, Ernestas

    2014-01-01

    In this paper we will illustrate how to constrain unavoidable K\\"ahler corrections for ${\\cal N}=1$ supergravity (SUGRA) inflation from the recent Planck data. We will show that the non-renormalizable K\\"ahler operators will induce in general non-minimal kinetic term for the inflaton field, and two types of SUGRA corrections in the potential - the Hubble-induced mass ($c_{H}$), and the Hubble-induced A-term ($a_{H}$) correction. The entire SUGRA inflationary framework can now be constrained from (i) the speed of sound, $c_s$, and (ii) from the upper bound on the tensor to scalar ratio, $r_{\\star}$. We will illustrate this by considering a heavy scalar degree of freedom at a scale, $M_s$, and a light inflationary field which is responsible for a slow-roll inflation. We will compute the corrections to the kinetic term and the potential for the light field explicitly. As an example, we will consider a visible sector inflationary model of inflation where inflation occurs at the point of inflection, which can matc...

  2. Probing Wilson loops in ${\\cal N}=4$ Chern-Simons-matter theories at weak coupling

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    Griguolo, Luca; Mauri, Andrea; Penati, Silvia; Seminara, Domenico

    2015-01-01

    For three-dimensional ${\\cal N}=4$ super Chern-Simons-matter theories associated to necklace quivers $U(N_0) \\times U(N_1) \\times \\cdots U(N_{2r-1}) $, we study at quantum level the two kinds of 1/2 BPS Wilson loop operators recently introduced in arXiv:1506.07614. We perform a two-loop evaluation and find the same result for the two kinds of operators, so moving to higher loops a possible quantum uplift of the classical degeneracy. We also compute the 1/4 BPS bosonic Wilson loop and discuss the quantum version of the cohomological equivalence between fermionic and bosonic Wilson loops. We compare the perturbative result with the Matrix Model prediction and find perfect matching, after identification and remotion of a suitable framing factor. Finally, we discuss the potential appearance of three-loop contributions that might break the classical degeneracy and briefly analyse possible implications on the BPS nature of these operators.

  3. A new class of $({\\cal H}^k,1)$-rectifiable subsets of metric spaces

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    Ghezzi, Roberta

    2011-01-01

    The main motivation of this paper arises from the study of Carnot--Carath\\'eodory spaces, where the class of 1-rectifiable sets does not contain smooth non-horizontal curves; therefore a new definition of rectifiable sets including non-horizontal curves is needed. This is why we introduce in any metric space a new class of curves, called continuously metric differentiable of degree $k$, which are H\\"older but not Lipschitz continuous when $k>1$. Replacing Lipschitz curves by this kind of curves we define $({\\cal H}^k,1)$-rectifiable sets and show a density result generalizing the corresponding one in Euclidean geometry. This theorem is a consequence of computations of Hausdorff measures along curves, for which we give an integral formula. In particular, we show that both spherical and usual Hausdorff measures along curves coincide with a class of dimensioned lengths and are related to an interpolation complexity, for which estimates have already been obtained in Carnot--Carath\\'eodory spaces.

  4. Documents sobre el monestir de Sant Pau del Camp, de Barcelona (segles XIII-XIV)

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    Mutgé Vives, Josefina

    1994-01-01

    Com que entre les moltes línies d'investigació cultivades pel Dr. Trenchs també hi figurava la història monàstica -només ens cal recordar que la seva tesi de llicenciatura, presentada en el llunya any de 1966, consistí en l'estudi de la Cartoixa de Scala Dei-, ens plau d'oferir-li aquí alguns documents inèdits sobre el monestir benedictí de Sant Pau del Camp, de Barcelona, procedents dels registres de cancelleria reial de l'Arxiu de la Corona d'Aragó, que constitueixen la primícia d'un futur ...

  5. Prevalencia de peso insuficiente, sobrepeso y obesidad, ingesta de energía y perfil calórico de la dieta de estudiantes universitarios de la Comunidad Autónoma de la Región de Murcia (España

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    Ana Belén Cutillas

    2013-06-01

    empeoramiento del perfil calórico de la dieta, lo que presumiblemente tendrá consecuencias indeseables sobre la salud de este joven grupo de población.

  6. Evaluation of AutoCAL for electronic portal imaging device-based multi-leaf collimator quality assurance.

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    Shameem, Tarafder J

    2016-01-01

    Modern radiotherapy treatment techniques commonly include multi-leaf collimators (MLCs) to shape the treatment fields and to conform the radiation dose to the target volume. MLCs require accurate and frequent quality assurance (QA) to ensure spatial and temporal accuracy of the leaves in order to allow optimal dose delivery to the patient. In this study, the accuracy and efficacy of AutoCAL, a commercial software for MLC QA, were evaluated. The software was found to be reproducible to within 0.2 mm and to correspond with conventional QA methods (within 1.2 and 0.9 mm of film and water tank measurements, respectively.) Thus, AutoCAL was found to be an accurate and efficient tool for routine MLC QA and calibration. PMID:26508357

  7. Fotosíntesis, crecimiento y aceites esenciales en morfotipos florales de caléndula (Calendula officinalis L.).

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    Salomé Abarca, Luis Francisco

    2014-01-01

    La caléndula (Calendula officinalis) es una especie herbácea originaria de Egipto, que se cree fue introducida a Europa en el siglo XII. En México es cultivada como una planta medicinal y de ornato, en lugares con clima semiseco y templado. En la zona de los valles centrales de México, Palma observó amplia diversidad fenotípica en una variedad común de caléndula, y eligió seis variantes en la morfología floral de esa población heterogénea, a las cuales denominó de la S1 a la S6. El objetivo ...

  8. Rehabilitació i canvi d'ús de l'antic edifici de batans i cardes de Cal Pons

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    Berengueras Campi, Aïda; Obea Escudé, Cristina

    2010-01-01

    L’Edifici de batans i cardes de Cal Pons ens va semblar molt interessant per realitzar el nostre Projecte Final de Grau, no només per la proximitat amb el nostre lloc de residència i l’accessibilitat gràcies a la col·laboració de l’Ajuntament del municipi de Puig-reig, sinó també perquè aquest edifici, juntament amb la resta del conjunt de la fàbrica tèxtil de Cal Pons, forma part de l’historia socioeconòmica de Catalunya i del nostre municipi, on gairebé el 90% de les famílies te...

  9. Historia de la producción de cal en el norte de la cuenca de México

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    Vladimira Palma Linares

    2009-01-01

    En Tula, Apaxco y Ajoloapan se localizan varios de los afloramientos de rocas sedimentarias más importantes de la cuenca de México, utilizados para la extracción de calizas para la producción de cal, recurso de suma importancia para la construcción y la nixtamalización. En este trabajo, a partir del análisis de documentos históricos, información arqueológica y etnográfica, se presenta la historia de la producción de cal, así como la forma en que los habitantes de las poblaciones de Atotonilco...

  10. Historia de la producción de cal en el norte de la cuenca de México

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    Vladimira Palma Linares

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available En Tula, Apaxco y Ajoloapan se localizan varios de los afloramientos de rocas sedimentarias más importantes de la cuenca de México, utilizados para la extracción de calizas para la producción de cal, recurso de suma importancia para la construcción y la nixtamalización. En este trabajo, a partir del análisis de documentos históricos, información arqueológica y etnográfica, se presenta la historia de la producción de cal, así como la forma en que los habitantes de las poblaciones de Atotonilco, Tequixquiac, Hueypochtla, Tlapanaloya, Xilotzingo y Ajoloapan, accedían a este recurso en la época prehispánica y durante la Colonia.

  11. Elevage de la Crevette Bleue en Nouvelle-Calédonie. Litopenaeus Stylirostris. Bases biologiques et zootechnie

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    Della Patrona, Luc; Brun, Pierre

    2009-01-01

    L’ouvrage « Elevage de la Crevette Bleue en Nouvelle-Calédonie – Bases biologiques et zootechnie » est sans aucun doute le document de référence dont la crevetticulture de Nouvelle-Calédonie avait besoin. L’élaboration de cette synthèse des connaissances a été initiée lors du déroulement du projet de recherche Ifremer DESANS (DEfi SANté Stylirostris) construit sur la période 2003-2006 et a été finalisée sous le projet DEDUCTION (DEveloppement DUrable de la Crevetticulture, Traitement de l’Inf...

  12. Development of the FoCal-E PAD detector and its electronics for the ALICE experiment at the LHC

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    Inaba, Motoi; Chujo, Tatsuya; Hirano, Masahiro

    2016-07-01

    In order to study the initial state of high-energy heavy-ion collisions, a forward calorimeter as an upgrade to the ALICE experiment is in the planning stage. The first beam test of the forward electro-magnetic calorimeter (FoCal-E) prototype was carried out in 2014 at the CERN PS and SPS accelerators. With the aim of reading out a signal from the low-granularity silicon pad sensors of FoCal-E, electronic circuits such as a temperature monitor, a trigger-signal converting-circuit, a trigger-signal processor, an independent regulated power circuit and an isolated high-voltage generator were developed. The electric noise problem was solved by means of both the power circuit and the high-voltage generator, and the signal was successfully read out.

  13. The Cost Escalation of Rail Projects: Using Previous Experience to Re-Evaluate the CalSpeed Estimates

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    Leavitt, Dan; Ennis, Sean; McGovern, Pat

    1993-01-01

    This report is a follow-up study to last year's CalSpeed publication, "High-Speed Trains for California," Working Paper No. 565. The purpose of this paper is to test rigorously and critically the cost estimate methodology presented in that previous working paper. This has been accomplished primarily by focusing on the issue of cost escalation of rail projects, with reference to both U.S. and foreign experience.

  14. Z boson pair production at the LHC to ${\\cal O}(\\alpha_s)$ in TeV scale gravity models

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    Agarwal, Neelima; Ravindran, V.; Tiwari, V K; Tripathi, Anurag

    2009-01-01

    The first results on next-to-leading order QCD corrections to the production of two Z bosons, in hadronic collisions in the large extra dimension ADD model are presented. Various kinematical distributions are obtained to order $\\alpha_s$ in QCD by taking into account all the parton level subprocesses. We estimate the impact of the QCD corrections on various observables and find that they are significant. We also show the reduction in factorisation scale uncertainity when ${\\cal O}(\\alpha_s)$ ...

  15. Prediction of CO concentrations from road traffic at signalized intersections using CAL3QHC model: the Khon Kaen case study

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    Prungchan Wongwises; Pongrid Klungboonkrong; Rudklao Pan-Aram; Atit Tippichai

    2005-01-01

    Based on the US EPA air pollution model, CAL3QHC version 2.0 was applied to predict carbon monoxide (CO) concentrations from road traffic at three signalized intersections in Khon Kaen province. Four data groups required by the model, namely site parameters, traffic parameters, meteorological parameters and emission parameters were collected at each intersection and have been used as the inputs to the model. The prediction results were compared to the measurement. The results showed that the ...

  16. The 2010 California Research at the Nexus of Air Quality and Climate Change (CalNex) field study

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    Ryerson, T. B.; R. C. Flagan; Seinfeld, J. H.

    2013-01-01

    The California Research at the Nexus of Air Quality and Climate Change (CalNex) field study was conducted throughout California in May, June, and July of 2010. The study was organized to address issues simultaneously relevant to atmospheric pollution and climate change, including (1) emission inventory assessment, (2) atmospheric transport and dispersion, (3) atmospheric chemical processing, and (4) cloud-aerosol interactions and aerosol radiative effects. Measurements from networks of ground...

  17. Usability-Studie der Dekanatssoftware CalRobi für den Modellstudiengang Medizin der RWTH Aachen

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    Seitz, Stefan Martin

    2011-01-01

    The CalRobi is an application program curricular planning esp. for the generation of syllabi. It was developed according to special requirements induced by the reformed medical curriculum of the Aachen Medical School. The implementation of the reformed curriculum led to the problem that due to the new interdisciplinary structure of the curriculum the available programs for curricular management could not be used anymore by the administrative staff. This problem was addressed by the implementa...

  18. Estimulação calórica gelada com ar nas vestibulopatias periféricas crônicas com nistagmo espontâneo Ice air caloric test in chronic peripheral vestibular dysfunction with spontaneous nystagmus

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    Flavia Silveira dos Santos Cabral

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: analisar o efeito da estimulação gelada com ar a 10ºC sobre o nistagmo pós-calórico em pacientes com vestibulopatias periféricas crônicas que apresentam nistagmo espontâneo com olhos fechados. MÉTODOS: 61 pacientes foram submetidos às estimulações com ar a 42, 18 e 10ºC. RESULTADOS: em 42 casos (69,8% foram encontrados valores anormais de preponderância direcional e/ou de predomínio labiríntico a 42 e 18ºC. A prova a 10ºC apresentou valores de assimetria dentro dos padrões de normalidade em 52,5% dos casos e valores anormais de assimetria em 16,4% (p=0,012, confirmou hiporreflexia unilateral em 11,5% e identificou anormalidades não evidenciadas a 42 e 18ºC em 8,2%. CONCLUSÃO: a estimulação gelada com ar a 10ºC possibilitou retirar a influência do nistagmo espontâneo de olhos fechados sobre o nistagmo pós-calórico em pacientes com vestibulopatias periféricas crônicas.PURPOSE: to analyze the effect of air caloric stimulation at 10ºC on the post-caloric responses in patients with chronic peripheral dysfunction who presented spontaneous nystagmus with the eyes closed. METHODS: 61 patients with spontaneous nystagmus with closed eyes were submitted to air caloric stimulation under the following temperatures: 42, 18 and 10ºC. RESULTS: in 42 patients (69.8%, abnormal values of directional preponderance and / or unilateral hypoexcitability were observed following the 42ºC and 18ºC stimulations. For the 10ºC stimulations an asymmetry within normal limits was seen in 52.5% of the patients, while abnormal values were seen in 16.4% (p=0.012. Unilateral hypoexcitability was confirmed in 11.5% of the cases. In 8.2% of the patients there were abnormal findings not evidenced under 42ºC and 18ºC stimulations. CONCLUSION: in patients with chronic peripheral labyrinthine disorders who show spontaneous nystagmus with closed eyes, the 10ºC caloric test makes it possible to remove the influence of the spontaneous

  19. Dose measurements using thermoluminescent dosimeters and DoseCal software at two paediatric hospitals in Rio de Janeiro

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    A dosimetric survey in paediatric radiology is currently being carried out at the paediatric units of two large hospitals in Rio de Janeiro city: IPPMG (Instituto de Pediatria e Puericultura Martagao Gesteira, University Hospital of Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) and IFF (Instituto Fernandes Figueira, FIOCRUZ). Chest X-ray examination doses for AP, PA and LAT projections of paediatric patients have been obtained with thermoluminescent dosimeters (TLDs) and with use of a software package DoseCal. In IPPMG and IFF 100 patients have been evaluated with the use of the TLDs and another group of 100 patients with the DoseCal software. The aim of this work was to estimate the entrance skin dose (ESD) for frontal, back and lateral chest X-rays exposure of paediatric patients. For ESD evaluation, three different TL dosimeters have been used, namely LIF:Mg, Ti (TLD100), CaSO4:Dy and LiF:Mg, Cu, P (TLD100H). The age intervals considered were 0-1, 1-5, 5-10 and 10-15 years. The results obtained with all dosimeters are similar, and it is in good agreement with the DoseCal software, especially for AP and PA projections. However, some larger discrepancies are presented for the LAT projection

  20. Dietary shift after 3600 cal yr BP and its influencing factors in northwestern China: Evidence from stable isotopes

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    Ma, Minmin; Dong, Guanghui; Jia, Xin; Wang, Hui; Cui, Yifu; Chen, Fahu

    2016-08-01

    Human diets rely on natural resource availability and can reflect social and cultural values. When environments, societies, and cultures change, diets may also shift. This study traced the extent of dietary change and the factors influencing such change. Through stable carbon and nitrogen isotopic analysis of late Neolithic and early Bronze Age human and animal bone collagen, we found that significant shifts in human diets were closely associated with intercontinental cultural exchanges in Eurasia and climate change in northwestern China. The isotopic evidence indicated that human diets mainly consisted of C4 foodstuffs (presumably millet and/or animals fed with C4 foods) around 4000 calibrated years before the present (cal yr BP), corresponding to the flourishing of millet agriculture in the context of the optimal climate conditions of the mid-Holocene. Subsequently, more C3 foods (probably wheat, barley, and animals fed with C3 foods) were added to human diets post-3600 cal yr BP when the climate became cooler and drier. Such dietary variation is also consistent with the increasing intensity of long-distance exchange after 4000 cal yr BP. While many factors can lead to human dietary shifts (e.g. climate change, population growth, cultural factors, and human migration), climate may have been a key factor in Gansu and Qinghai.

  1. CalMagNet – an array of search coil magnetometers monitoring ultra low frequency activity in California

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    C. Dunson

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available The California Magnetometer Network (CalMagNet consists of sixty-eight triaxial search-coil magnetometer systems measuring Ultra Low Frequency (ULF, 0.001–16 Hz, magnetic field fluctuations in California. CalMagNet provides data for comprehensive multi-point measurements of specific events in the Pc 1–Pc 5 range at mid-latitudes as well as a systematic, long-term study of ULF signals in active fault regions in California. Typical events include geomagnetic micropulsations and spectral resonant structures associated with the ionospheric Alfvén resonator. This paper provides a technical overview of the CalMagNet sensors and data processing systems. The network is composed of ten reference stations and fifty-eight local monitoring stations. The primary instruments at each site are three orthogonal induction coil magnetometers. A geophone monitors local site vibration. The systems are designed for future sensor expansion and include resources for monitoring four additional channels. Data is currently sampled at 32 samples per second with a 24-bit converter and time tagged with a GPS-based timing system. Several examples of representative magnetic fluctuations and signals as measured by the array are given.

  2. Crystallization and preliminary X-ray diffraction studies of the calcium-binding protein CalD from Streptomyces coelicolor

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    The calcium-binding protein encoded by the CalD gene in S. coelicolor A3(2) has been crystallized as a prelude towards the determination of its three-dimensional structure by X-ray crystallography. Calcium ions play an important regulatory role in eukaryotes. However, the regulatory roles of Ca2+ in prokaryotes are poorly understood. CalD, an 18 kDa calcium-binding protein from the model actinomycete Streptomyces coelicolor A3(2), was purified and crystallized for structure determination by X-ray crystallography. Crystals of CalD that were suitable for X-ray diffraction were obtained using the hanging-drop vapour-diffusion method and diffraction data were collected in-house to 1.56 Å resolution. The crystals belonged to space group P212121, with unit-cell parameters a = 32.9, b = 51.0, c = 87.0 Å, α = β = γ = 90.0°. There is one protein molecule per asymmetric unit

  3. Dose measurements using thermoluminescent dosimeters and DoseCal software at two paediatric hospitals in Rio de Janeiro

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    Mohamadain, K.E.M.; Azevedo, A.C.P.; Rosa, L.A.R. da E-mail: lrosa@ird.gov.br; Guebel, M.R.N.; Boechat, M.C.B

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    A dosimetric survey in paediatric radiology is currently being carried out at the paediatric units of two large hospitals in Rio de Janeiro city: IPPMG (Instituto de Pediatria e Puericultura Martagao Gesteira, University Hospital of Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) and IFF (Instituto Fernandes Figueira, FIOCRUZ). Chest X-ray examination doses for AP, PA and LAT projections of paediatric patients have been obtained with thermoluminescent dosimeters (TLDs) and with use of a software package DoseCal. In IPPMG and IFF 100 patients have been evaluated with the use of the TLDs and another group of 100 patients with the DoseCal software. The aim of this work was to estimate the entrance skin dose (ESD) for frontal, back and lateral chest X-rays exposure of paediatric patients. For ESD evaluation, three different TL dosimeters have been used, namely LIF:Mg, Ti (TLD100), CaSO{sub 4}:Dy and LiF:Mg, Cu, P (TLD100H). The age intervals considered were 0-1, 1-5, 5-10 and 10-15 years. The results obtained with all dosimeters are similar, and it is in good agreement with the DoseCal software, especially for AP and PA projections. However, some larger discrepancies are presented for the LAT projection.

  4. The Cal-Bridge Program: Increasing the Gender and Ethnic Diversity of Astrophysics Students in Southern California

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    Smecker-Hane, Tammy A.; Rudolph, Alexander L.

    2016-06-01

    The mission of the Cal-Bridge program is to increase the number of underrepresented minority and women students completing a bachelor’s degree and entering a PhD program in astronomy, physics, or closely-related fields. The program has created a network of faculty at diverse higher education institutions, including 5 University of California (UC) campuses, 9 California State Universities (CSUs), and 10 community colleges in southern California, dedicated to this goal. Students selected for the program are know as “Cal-Bridge Scholars” and they are given a wide variety of support: (1) scholarships in their junior/senior years at CSU and their first year of graduate school at a UC, (2) intensive mentoring by a pair of CSU and UC faculty members, (3) tutoring, when needed, (4) professional development workshops, (5) exposure to research opportunities at various universities, and (6) membership in a growing cohort of like-minded students. We report on the structure of our program, lessons learned with our current 12 Cal-Bridge scholars, and the results of our first two years of operation. Funding for this program is provided by NSF-SSTEM Grant #1356133.

  5. El catalanismo en la hora del imperialismo. Un estudio excepcional sobre la proyección hispánica del nacionalismo "lligaire"

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    González Calleja, Eduardo

    2010-01-01

    RESUMEN: Una breve referencia al debate suscitado desde hace veinticinco años sobre las pretendidas limitaciones de la historiografía catalana en su estudio del hecho nacional autóctono y sus relaciones con el Estado español sirve de introducción a la crítica de la última obra de Enric Ucelay-Da Cal, que trata de ser analizada a la luz de los conceptos, tomados de la nueva historia cultural, que pretenden vertebrar su trabajo: la metáfora, el juego y el mito, que han ido articulando y definie...

  6. El estrés calórico en vacas lecheras

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    Callejo Ramos, Antonio

    2015-01-01

    En las vacas lecheras el exceso de calor provoca cuantiosas pérdidas económicas debido a sus consecuencias sobre la producción y la reproducción, derivadas de los efectos negativos que tiene en el metabolismo digestivo, el sistema inmune, el sistema endocrino y el propio comportamiento de estos animales. Por tanto, es imprescindible adoptar medidas de diversa naturaleza tanto para reducir la producción de calor de las vacas como para incrementar su tasa de ...

  7. Morfometría de la escarpa de falla histórica identificada al norte del cerro La Cal, zona de falla La Cal, Mendoza Morphometry of the historic fault scarp identfied north of Cerro La Cal, La Cal Fault Zone, Mendoza

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    Full Text Available Investigación morfométrica y paleosísmica histórica fue llevada a cabo en el Norte de Mendoza con el objeto de caracterizar y cuantificar a las evidencias geomorfológicas de ruptura superficial histórica identificadas en el sector septentrional de la zona de falla La Cal. Integración e interpretación de datos e información científica multidisciplinaria, sugieren fuertemente que la ruptura superficial histórica identificada estuvo asociada al terremoto destructivo de Mendoza ocurrido en 1861. La deformación superficial histórica ocurrió casi en su totalidad a lo largo de una escarpa prehistórica previa, mediante una combinación de fallamiento de corrimiento y plegamiento cercano a la superficie. Dos elementos de pendiente históricos de bajo relieve fueron reconocidos en la escarpa compuesta Villavicencio Sur, los cuales se diferencian de la típica secuencia de formas desarrollada en escarpas de falla normal históricas. El "remanente de cara libre", el elemento de pendiente superior, y la "pendiente de colapso", el elemento inferior, son controlados por la fricción interna y por la gravedad y la fricción de deslizamiento del material aluvial, respectivamente. La metodología paleosísmica histórica discutida en este trabajo, parece ser particularmente útil en el período de tiempo que cubre la mayor parte del registro histórico de terremotos destructivos en Argentina, los pasados 350 años, lapso en el cual la mayoría de los métodos de datación absoluta no son muy efectivos.Morphometric and historic paleoseismic research was conducted in northern Mendoza in order to characterize and quantify the geomorphic evidences of historic surface rupture identified on the northern part of the La Cal fault zone. Integration and interpretation of multidisciplinary data and information strongly suggest that the identified historic surface rupture was associated with the devastating Mendoza Earthquake occurred in 1861. The historic

  8. Understanding sources of organic aerosol during CalNex-2010 using the CMAQ-VBS

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    Woody, Matthew C.; Baker, Kirk R.; Hayes, Patrick L.; Jimenez, Jose L.; Koo, Bonyoung; Pye, Havala O. T.

    2016-03-01

    Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) model simulations utilizing the traditional organic aerosol (OA) treatment (CMAQ-AE6) and a volatility basis set (VBS) treatment for OA (CMAQ-VBS) were evaluated against measurements collected at routine monitoring networks (Chemical Speciation Network (CSN) and Interagency Monitoring of Protected Visual Environments (IMPROVE)) and those collected during the 2010 California at the Nexus of Air Quality and Climate Change (CalNex) field campaign to examine important sources of OA in southern California. Traditionally, CMAQ treats primary organic aerosol (POA) as nonvolatile and uses a two-product framework to represent secondary organic aerosol (SOA) formation. CMAQ-VBS instead treats POA as semivolatile and lumps OA using volatility bins spaced an order of magnitude apart. The CMAQ-VBS approach underpredicted organic carbon (OC) at IMPROVE and CSN sites to a greater degree than CMAQ-AE6 due to the semivolatile POA treatment. However, comparisons to aerosol mass spectrometer (AMS) measurements collected at Pasadena, CA, indicated that CMAQ-VBS better represented the diurnal profile and primary/secondary split of OA. CMAQ-VBS SOA underpredicted the average measured AMS oxygenated organic aerosol (OOA, a surrogate for SOA) concentration by a factor of 5.2, representing a considerable improvement to CMAQ-AE6 SOA predictions (factor of 24 lower than AMS). We use two new methods, one based on species ratios (SOA/ΔCO and SOA/Ox) and another on a simplified SOA parameterization, to apportion the SOA underprediction for CMAQ-VBS to slow photochemical oxidation (estimated as 1.5 × lower than observed at Pasadena using -log(NOx : NOy)), low intrinsic SOA formation efficiency (low by 1.6 to 2 × for Pasadena), and low emissions or excessive dispersion for the Pasadena site (estimated to be 1.6 to 2.3 × too low/excessive). The first and third factors are common to CMAQ-AE6, while the intrinsic SOA formation efficiency for that model is

  9. Measurement of Greenhouse gases (GHGs) and source apportionment in Bakersfield, CA during CalNex 2010

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    Guha, A.; Gentner, D. R.; Weber, R.; Gardner, A.; Provencal, R. A.; Goldstein, A. H.

    2011-12-01

    The California Global Warming Solutions Act 2006 (AB 32) creates a need to verify and validate the state GHG inventory, which is largely based on activity data and emission factor based estimates. The "bottom-up" emission factors for methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) have large uncertainties and there is a lack of adequate "top-down" measurements to characterize emission rates from sources. Emissions from non-CO2 GHG sources display spatial heterogeneity and temporal variability, and are thus, often, poorly characterized. The Central Valley of California is an agriculture and industry intensive region with huge concentration of dairies, refineries and active oil fields which are known CH4 sources. As part of the CalNex campaign, we performed measurements of principal trace GHG gases (CO2, CH4, and N2O) and combustion tracer CO at the Bakersfield super-site during the summer of 2010. Measurements were made over a period of six weeks using fast response lasers based on cavity enhanced absorption spectroscopy (LGR Inc. CA). Coincident measurements of hundreds of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) served as anthropogenic and biogenic tracers of the GHG sources at local and regional levels. The local mean CH4 (1.93ppm) and N2O (325ppb) minimum are larger than that measured at Mauna Loa (NOAA). Daytime winds from the north-west draw emissions from the city center, Fruitvale oilfield and two refineries. Huge enhancements of CH4 relative to CO2 (> 4ppm of CH4) are seen on some days but almost on each night, when wind reversal and valley backflow brings winds from the east (oil fields and landfill). Winds from south-southwest (dairies) have ΔCH4 / ΔCO2 ratios similar to previous dairy chamber studies (Mitloehner et al., 2009). The ΔCH4 / ΔCO ratios at Bakersfield are much larger than that calculated downwind of Los Angeles at Mt. Wilson (Hsu et al., 2009) or in-flight measurements during CalNex (NOAA) suggesting additional non-combustion sources strongly influence

  10. Understanding sources of organic aerosol during CalNex-2010 using the CMAQ-VBS

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    M. C. Woody

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ model simulations utilizing the volatility basis set (VBS treatment for organic aerosols (CMAQ-VBS were evaluated against measurements collected at routine monitoring networks (Chemical Speciation Network (CSN and Interagency Monitoring of Protected Visual Environments (IMPROVE and those collected during the 2010 California at the Nexus of Air Quality and Climate Change (CalNex field campaign to examine important sources of organic aerosol (OA in southern California. CMAQ-VBS (OA lumped by volatility, semivolatile POA underpredicted total organic carbon (OC at CSN (−25.5 % Normalized Median Bias (NMdnB and IMPROVE (−63.9 % NMdnB locations and total OC was underpredicted to a greater degree compared to the CMAQ-AE6 (9.9 and −55.7 % NMdnB, respectively; semi-explicit OA treatment, SOA lumped by parent hydrocarbon, nonvolatile POA. However, comparisons to aerosol mass spectrometer (AMS measurements collected at Pasadena, CA indicated that CMAQ-VBS better represented the diurnal profile and the primary/secondary split of OA. CMAQ-VBS secondary organic aerosol (SOA underpredicted the average measured AMS oxygenated organic aerosol (OOA, a surrogate of SOA concentration by a factor of 5.2 (4.7 μg m−3 measured vs. 0.9 μg m−3 modeled, a considerable improvement to CMAQ-AE6 SOA predictions, which were approximately 24× lower than the average AMS OOA concentration. We use two new methods, based on species ratios and on a simplified SOA parameterization from the observations, to apportion the SOA underprediction for CMAQ-VBS to too slow photochemical oxidation (estimated as 1.5× lower than observed at Pasadena using − log (NOx: NOy, low intrinsic SOA formation efficiency (low by 1.6 to 2× for Pasadena, and too low emissions or too high dispersion for the Pasadena site (estimated to be 1.6 to 2.3× too low/high. The first and third factors will be similar for CMAQ-AE6, while the intrinsic SOA formation

  11. Evaluating N2O5 heterogeneous hydrolysis parameterizations for CalNex 2010

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    Chang, Wayne L.; Brown, Steven S.; Stutz, Jochen; Middlebrook, Ann M.; Bahreini, Roya; Wagner, Nicholas L.; Dubé, William P.; Pollack, Ilana B.; Ryerson, Thomas B.; Riemer, Nicole

    2016-05-01

    Nighttime chemistry in the troposphere is closely tied to the dinitrogen pentoxide (N2O5) budget, but high uncertainties remain regarding the model representation of the heterogeneous hydrolysis of N2O5 on aerosol particles. In this study we used the community model WRF-Chem to simulate a 3-day period during the California Nexus (CalNex) Campaign in 2010. We extended WRF-Chem to include the heterogeneous hydrolysis of N2O5 and contrasted the impact of different published parameterizations of N2O5 heterogeneous hydrolysis on the spatial distribution of uptake coefficients and the resulting N2O5 concentrations. For all the cases, modeled N2O5 uptake coefficients showed strong spatial variability, with higher values in the nocturnal boundary layer compared to the residual layer, especially in environments with high relative humidities, such as over the ocean and along the coast. The best agreement of modeled and observed uptake coefficients was obtained using the parameterization by Davis et al. (2008) combined with the treatment of organic coating by Riemer et al. (2009). For this case the temporal evolution of lower boundary layer N2O5 mixing ratios was reproduced well, and the predictions of surface mixing ratios of ozone and NOx were improved. However, the model still overpredicted the uptake coefficients in the residual layer and consequently underpredicted N2O5 concentrations in the residual layer. This study also highlights that environments with low relative humidities pose a challenge for aerosol thermodynamic models in calculating aerosol water uptake, and this impacts N2O5 heterogeneous hydrolysis parameterizations.

  12. Measurements of hydroxyl and hydroperoxy radicals during CalNex-LA: Model comparisons and radical budgets

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    Griffith, S. M.; Hansen, R. F.; Dusanter, S.; Michoud, V.; Gilman, J. B.; Kuster, W. C.; Veres, P. R.; Graus, M.; Gouw, J. A.; Roberts, J.; Young, C.; Washenfelder, R.; Brown, S. S.; Thalman, R.; Waxman, E.; Volkamer, R.; Tsai, C.; Stutz, J.; Flynn, J. H.; Grossberg, N.; Lefer, B.; Alvarez, S. L.; Rappenglueck, B.; Mielke, L. H.; Osthoff, H. D.; Stevens, P. S.

    2016-04-01

    Measurements of hydroxyl (OH) and hydroperoxy (HO2*) radical concentrations were made at the Pasadena ground site during the CalNex-LA 2010 campaign using the laser-induced fluorescence-fluorescence assay by gas expansion technique. The measured concentrations of OH and HO2* exhibited a distinct weekend effect, with higher radical concentrations observed on the weekends corresponding to lower levels of nitrogen oxides (NOx). The radical measurements were compared to results from a zero-dimensional model using the Regional Atmospheric Chemical Mechanism-2 constrained by NOx and other measured trace gases. The chemical model overpredicted measured OH concentrations during the weekends by a factor of approximately 1.4 ± 0.3 (1σ), but the agreement was better during the weekdays (ratio of 1.0 ± 0.2). Model predicted HO2* concentrations underpredicted by a factor of 1.3 ± 0.2 on the weekends, while measured weekday concentrations were underpredicted by a factor of 3.0 ± 0.5. However, increasing the modeled OH reactivity to match the measured total OH reactivity improved the overall agreement for both OH and HO2* on all days. A radical budget analysis suggests that photolysis of carbonyls and formaldehyde together accounted for approximately 40% of radical initiation with photolysis of nitrous acid accounting for 30% at the measurement height and ozone photolysis contributing less than 20%. An analysis of the ozone production sensitivity reveals that during the week, ozone production was limited by volatile organic compounds throughout the day during the campaign but NOx limited during the afternoon on the weekends.

  13. Lizonia baldini sobre Polytrichum formosum

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    Girbal i Lladó, Josep; Lloret Maya, Francisco; Pérez Obiol, Ramon

    1982-01-01

    S'ha trobat al Montseny (UTM:DG 46 26) l'ascomicet briofil Lizonia baldini (Pir) Dobb (Ordre Dothideales) parasit sobre Polytrichum formosum Hedw. Es descriuen les característiques dels exemplars observats i s'indica la seva incidencia en la producció d'anteridis

  14. Visiones educativas sobre los MOOC

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    Cabero Almenara, Julio

    2015-01-01

    Los “Cursos Masivos en Abiertos” o MOOC se están convirtiendo en una de las tecnologías de gran penetración en el terreno educativo en los últimos tiempos, considerándose por algunos como una tecnología que creará un tsunami sobre la educación

  15. Discurso sobre la historia colombiana

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    Quijano Otero, José María

    2010-01-01

    Resumen de las lecciones de Historia Patria, desde la llegada de Colón hasta los primeros brotes independentistas. Sobre la manera de estudiar los hechos históricos: su enlace, las causas que los produjeron, i los efectos que de ellos derivaron.

  16. Oceanographic profile data using bottle collected during CalCOFI cruises, North Pacific Ocean, 2014-03 to 2015-02 (Accession 0145016) (NCEI Accession 0145016)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Bottle data collected during CalCOFI cruises 1404, 1407, 1411, and 1501, March 2014 - February 2015. The California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations...

  17. Bering Sea Inner Front zooplankton data sets collected with CalVet net on four cruises from 6/3/1997 - 9/1/1998 (NODC Accession 0000103)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Zooplankton and other data were collected using CalVet net in Bering sea from ALPHA HELIX. Data were collected from 01 June 1997 to 01 September 1998 by University...

  18. Oceanographic profile data using bottle, collected during CalCOFI cruises, North Pacific Ocean, 2012-03 to 2013-01 (NODC Accession 0117293)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Bottle data collected during CalCOFI cruises 1203, 1207, 1210, and 1301, March 2012 - January 2013. The California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations...

  19. Oceanographic profile data using bottle collected during CalCOFI cruises, North Pacific Ocean, 2013-04 to 2014-02 (NCEI Accession 0126651)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Bottle data collected during CalCOFI cruises 1304, 1307, 1311, and 1402, April 2013 - February 2014. The California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations...

  20. The Sharp Rise of Δ14C ca. 800 cal BC: Possible causes, related climatic teleconnections and the impact on human environments

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    Van Geel, Bas; van der Plicht, Johannes; Kilian, M.R.; Klaver, E.R.; Kouwenberg, J.H.M.; H. Renssen; Reynaud-Farrera, I.; Waterbolk, H.T.

    1998-01-01

    In this study we report on accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) wiggle-match dating of selected macrofossils from organic deposits ca. 800 cal BC (ca. 2650 BP). Based on paleological, archaeological and geological evidence, we found that the sharp rise of atmospheric 14C between 850 and 760 cal BC corresponds to the following related phenomena: 1. In European raised bog deposits, the changing spectrum of peat forming mosses and a sharp decline in decomposition of the peat indicate a sudden cha...

  1. An integrated environment for HW/SW co-design based on a CAL specification and HW/SW code generators

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    Roquier, Ghislain; Lucarz, Christophe; Mattavelli, Marco; Wipliez, Matthieu; Raulet, Mickaël; Janneck, Jörn W.; Miller, Ian D.; Parlour, David B.

    2009-01-01

    International audience This demonstration presents an integrated environment that translates a CAL-based dataflow specification [1] into a heterogeneous implementation, composed by HDL and C codes. The demonstration focuses on the capability of the co-design environment to automatically build an executable heterogeneous system implementation running on a platform composed of a processor and a FPGA from the annotation of the CAL specification. The possibility of direct synthesis from a high...

  2. Holographic RG Flow in a New $SO(3)\\times SO(3)$ Sector of $\\omega$-Deformed $SO(8)$ Gauged ${\\cal N}=8$ Supergravity

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    Pang, Yi; Rong, Junchen

    2015-01-01

    We consider a certain ${\\cal N}=1$ supersymmetric, $SO(3)\\times SO(3)$ invariant, subsector of the $\\omega$-deformed family of $SO(8)$-gauged ${\\cal N}=8$ four-dimensional supergravities. The theory contains two scalar fields and two pseudoscalar fields. We look for stationary points of the scalar potential, corresponding to AdS vacua in the theory. One of these, which breaks all supersymmetries but is nonetheless stable, is new. It exists only when $\\omega\

  3. Chemical evolution of organic aerosol in Los Angeles during the CalNex 2010 study

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    R. Holzinger

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available During the CalNex study (15 May to 16 June 2010 a large suite of instruments was operated at the Los Angeles area ground supersite to characterize the sources and atmospheric processing of atmospheric pollution. The thermal-desorption proton-transfer-reaction mass-spectrometer (TD-PTR-MS was deployed to an urban area for the first time and detected 691 organic ions in aerosol samples, the mean total concentration of which was estimated as 3.3 μg m−3. Based on comparison to total organic aerosol (OA measurements, we estimate that approximately 50% of the OA mass at this site was directly measured by the TD-PTR-MS. Based on correlations with aerosol mass spectrometer (AMS OA components, the ions were grouped to represent hydrocarbon-like OA (HOA, local OA (LOA, semi-volatile oxygenated OA (SV-OOA, and low volatility oxygenated OA (LV-OOA. Mass spectra and thermograms of the ion groups are mostly consistent with the assumed sources and/or photochemical origin of the OA components. The mass spectra of ions representing the primary components HOA and LOA included the highest m/z, consistent with their higher resistance to thermal decomposition, and they were volatilized at lower temperatures. Photochemical ageing weakens C-C bond strengths (also resulting in chemical fragmentation, and produces species of lower volatility (through the addition of functional groups. Accordingly the mass spectra of ions representing the oxidized OA components (SV-OOA, and LV-OOA lack the highest masses and they are volatilized at higher temperatures. Chemical parameters like mean carbon number (nC, mean carbon oxidation state (OSC, and the atomic ratios O/C and H/C of the ion groups are consistent with the expected sources and photochemical processing of the aerosol components. Our data suggest that chemical fragmentation gains importance over functionalization as photochemical age of OA increases. Surprisingly, the photochemical age of OA decreases during the

  4. Quantifying Atmospheric Mercury Emissions Sources in coastal California from Shipboard Measurements During CalNex 2010

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    Weiss-Penzias, P. S.; Lerner, B. M.; Williams, E. J.; Bates, T. S.; Gaston, C. J.; Prather, K. A.

    2011-12-01

    Mercury is a neurotoxin that can bioaccumulate in aquatic ecosystems to levels that are unsafe for humans and biota. It has both natural and anthropogenic sources to the atmosphere, where it can be transported and undergo transformations that lead to its deposition in both wet and dry forms. Due to recent surveys of mercury in fish in California that show widespread contamination, there is great interest in knowing the source of this mercury, whether it be from local, regional, or global emissions. In this study we made simultaneous measurements of gaseous elemental mercury (GEM), CO2, CO, NOx, SO2, O3, and meteorology during the spring of 2010 (May 14-June 8) on board the research vessel Atlantis during the CalNex campaign. The goal of this study was to observe and quantify emissions of GEM from known and potential sources along the California coast, including an incinerator, oil refineries, cargo ships, and natural ocean emissions. Additionally, an understanding of the behavior of GEM in the marine boundary layer under land-sea breeze conditions was sought. Our results indicate that on at least one occasion when the ship was located in the San Pedro harbor, emissions from an incinerator were observed, as indicated by high concentrations of GEM and unique single particle chemical composition. Using the ratio of the enhancements in GEM and CO and the CO emissions inventory for this facility, it was estimated that the annual GEM emissions were 11 +/- 5 kg. This is a factor of 5 lower than the reported total mercury emissions inventory for this facility in 2008. The discrepancy may be explained if a significant fraction of the emissions were gaseous oxidized and particulate mercury, since only GEM was measured. Additionally, a plume from a cargo ship was intercepted and the GEM/CO2 enhancement ratio indicated that approximately 13 tonnes of GEM are emitted from shipping worldwide, assuming values for global fuel usage and a CO2/fuel burned mass ratio. In spite of

  5. Hominització versus humanització : Cal un nou paradigma?

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    Farguell i Magnet, Josep

    2006-01-01

    Treball de recerca amb uns objectius definits per a una possible anàlisi crítica dels estudis sobre hominització que, de manera emblemàtica, representa la figura d'Eudald Carbonell. Es considera més idoni per a jutjar el valor de la seva aportació pel fet de no centrar-se en el camp de la prehistòria, sinó el de la sociologia, la filosofia de la tecnologia i la filosofia de la història. Trabajo de investigación con unos objetivos definidos para un posible análisis crítico de los estudios s...

  6. Como evitar a formação de substâncias tóxicas durante a absorção de dióxido de carbono pela cal sodada com uso de anestésicos halogenados Como evitar la formación de substancias tóxicas durante la absorción de dióxido de carbono por la cal sodada con uso de anestésicos halogenados Preventing toxic substances production during carbon dioxide absorption by soda lime with halogenate anesthetics

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    Renato Ângelo Saraiva

    2004-06-01

    gua, de preferência destilada, na relação de 25 ml para cada 500 g de cal. Atualmente a indústria está bem informada sobre o problema da composição da cal, então, deve-se preferir a cal sodada que tenha somente o hidróxido de cálcio e seja totalmente desprovida de hidróxido de potássio e hidróxido de sódio.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: La cal sodada desde el inicio de su uso siempre presentó algunas complicaciones que resultaron en dificultad en su aplicabilidad. No entanto, debido a las grandes ventajas que ofrecía en relación a la reducción del flujo de gases frescos, despolución de la sala de cirugía y humidificación del sistema de inhalación y vía aérea, hicieron con que continuasen las pesquisas para que pudiese ser mejorada y corregida de forma que la continuidad de su utilización sea asegurada. Actualmente existe el problema de la deshidratación con elevación de la temperatura y de la degradación metabólica de los anestésicos halogenados que necesitan de cuidados especiales para evitar la formación de productos tóxicos. CONTENIDO: Existe una reacción en cadena a partir de la cal sodada deshidratada o resecada con bajos volúmenes porcentuales de agua. Hay aumento de la temperatura, mayor absorción de anestésico halogenado para el interior del granulo de cal y en seguida mayor degradación metabólica de las moléculas de estos agentes y consecuentemente la producción de substancias tóxicas como el Compuesto A por la reacción de los hidróxidos con el sevoflurano. Hay también formación de monóxido de carbono producido de la misma forma por la reacción entre los halogenados y las bases fuertes de la cal. El compuesto A es nefrotóxico y el monóxido de carbono lleva a la hipóxia y alteraciones graves de la coagulación de la sangre. Además de los cuidados para la hidratación de la cal sodada es posible usar ésta sin contener las bases fuertes como los hidróxidos de potasio y de sodio, conteniendo apenas hidróxido de calcio

  7. Alteração de atributos físicos em latossolo com aplicação superficial de escória de aciaria, lama cal, lodos de esgoto e calcário Oxisol physical attributes affected by surface application of flue dust, aqueous lime, sewage sludges and limestone

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    Juliano Corulli Corrêa; Leonardo Theodoro Bull; Carlos Alexandre Costa Crusciol; Maria Helena Moraes

    2009-01-01

    Os resíduos industriais e urbanos podem atuar como condicionadores do solo, pois possuem a capacidade de alterar suas propriedades físicas. Contudo, não há referência para os atributos físicos do solo quando esses resíduos são aplicados sobre a superfície do solo no sistema plantio direto. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o efeito da aplicação superficial de escória de aciaria, lama cal, lodos de esgoto e calcário nos atributos físicos de um Latossolo Vermelho distrófico sob sistema plan...

  8. Energy, Sustainability, Collaboration: Learning it, Teaching it, and Living it -- At Cal Poly, in Guatemala, and at Home

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    Schwartz, Pete

    2012-11-01

    Three questions have become important to me: *``What is the future of our energy dilemma, and how can I participate toward a solution?'' Since 2007, I have been teaching ``Energy, Society, and the Environment'' at Cal Poly as well as developing and analyzing renewable energy technologies. In the process I have learned as much as my students. This interest was initially sparked by making ``sustainable'' changes to my home and lifestyle, and has since fueled constant domestic experimentation. *The above question extends to ``Environmental Justice'', which is essentially a question of ``who benefits and who suffers as a result of our societal choices?'' For the past three years, I've developed and directed a collaborative (Guatemalan/Cal Poly) appropriate technology field school. Students from both countries learn together during the two-month summer program in a small mountain village in Guatemala (www.guateca.com). *``What happens to learning efficacy when students become friends?'' For the past three years, I've been actively engaged with a group of Cal Poly instructors in a quest to create community in the learning environment (www.sustainslo.org). Additionally, I've begun to teach all my classes ``inside out'', consistent with the advice of Physics Nobel Prize Laureate Carl Weiman (Science, 13 May 2011, VOL 332 862 -- 864). Students learn the material at home by reading or watching videos available on the web. This opens up class time for guided discussion, experimentation, and calculations. The Guateca field school provides an extreme example of this principle, as all the students do become friends. with very interesting results.

  9. CalTOX, a multimedia total exposure model for hazardous-waste sites; Part 1, Executive summary

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    McKone, T.E.

    1993-06-01

    CalTOX has been developed as a spreadsheet model to assist in health-risk assessments that address contaminated soils and the contamination of adjacent air, surface water, sediments, and ground water. The modeling effort includes a multimedia transport and transformation model, exposure scenario models, and efforts to quantify and reduce uncertainty in multimedia, multiple-pathway exposure models. This report provides an overview of the CalTOX model components, lists the objectives of the model, describes the philosophy under which the model was developed, identifies the chemical classes for which the model can be used, and describes critical sensitivities and uncertainties. The multimedia transport and transformation model is a dynamic model that can be used to assess time-varying concentrations of contaminants introduced initially to soil layers or for contaminants released continuously to air or water. This model assists the user in examining how chemical and landscape properties impact both the ultimate route and quantity of human contact. Multimedia, multiple pathway exposure models are used in the CalTOX model to estimate average daily potential doses within a human population in the vicinity of a hazardous substances release site. The exposure models encompass twenty-three exposure pathways. The exposure assessment process consists of relating contaminant concentrations in the multimedia model compartments to contaminant concentrations in the media with which a human population has contact (personal air, tap water, foods, household dusts soils, etc.). The average daily dose is the product of the exposure concentrations in these contact media and an intake or uptake factor that relates the concentrations to the distributions of potential dose within the population.

  10. Ingrediente antioxidante de bajo contenido calórico, procedimiento de obtención y uso

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    Saura Calixto, Fulgencio D.

    2011-01-01

    La presente invención se refiere a un ingrediente antioxidante de bajo contenido calórico obtenible a partir de un procedimiento que comprende las siguientes etapas: (a) selección como materia prima de al menos una fruta y/o material vegetal con un alto contenido en antioxidantes, superior a 6 g/100 g materia seca; (b) obtención de zumo y pulpa mediante trituración, exprimido y/o prensado de la materia prima; (c) extracción de azúcares de la pulpa obtenida en la etapa anterior, dando lugar a ...

  11. Los hornos de cal en Gran Canaria : historia, evolución y tipología

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    Manzano Cabrera, Jorge L.

    2015-01-01

    Programa de doctorado: La Restauración y la Rehabilitación arquitetónica. Investigación, tendencias e innovaciones [ES]Tras nuestra investigación hemos podido concluir que los primeros hornos de cal en el Archipiélago Canario coinciden con los primeros asentamientos en el mismo de los franco-normandos, allá por los años 1402, los cuales fueron a asentarse en San Marcial del Rubicón en la isla de Lanzarote. De esta manera surgieron así y en dicho lu...

  12. Extending MAM5 Meta-Model and JaCalIV E Framework to Integrate Smart Devices from Real Environments

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    Rincon, J. A.; Jose-Luis Poza-Lujan; V Julian; Juan-Luis Posadas-Yagüe; Carrascosa, C.

    2016-01-01

    This paper presents the extension of a meta-model (MAM5) and a framework based on the model (JaCalIVE) for developing intelligent virtual environments. The goal of this extension is to develop augmented mirror worlds that represent a real and virtual world coupled, so that the virtual world not only reflects the real one, but also complements it. A new component called a smart resource artifact, that enables modelling and developing devices to access the real physical world, and a human in th...

  13. Z boson pair production at the LHC to ${\\cal O}(\\alpha_s)$ in TeV scale gravity models

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    Agarwal, Neelima; Tiwari, V K; Tripathi, Anurag

    2009-01-01

    The first results on next-to-leading order QCD corrections to the production of two Z bosons, in hadronic collisions in the large extra dimension ADD model are presented. Various kinematical distributions are obtained to order $\\alpha_s$ in QCD by taking into account all the parton level subprocesses. We estimate the impact of the QCD corrections on various observables and find that they are significant. We also show the reduction in factorisation scale uncertainity when ${\\cal O}(\\alpha_s)$ effects are included.

  14. An Upgraded Front-End Switching Power Supply Design For the ATLAS TileCAL Detector of the LHC

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    Drake, Gary; The ATLAS collaboration

    2011-01-01

    We present the design of an upgraded switching power supply brick for the front-end electronics of the ATLAS hadron tile calorimeter (TileCAL) at the LHC. The new design features significant improvement in noise, improved fault detection, and generally a more robust design, while retaining the compact size, water-cooling, output control, and monitoring features in this 300 KHz design. We discuss the improvements to the design, and the radiation testing that we have done to qualify the design. We also present our plans for the production of 2400 new bricks for installation on the detector in 2013.

  15. Os grupos poéticos galegos tras Letras de Cal: entre a resistencia e a anovación

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    Pena Presas, Montserrat

    2011-01-01

    Tras o fenómeno Letras de Cal, de importantes repercusións simbólicas, no sistema literario galego parece existir unha tendencia a invisibilizar e a cinguir baixo idénticas etiquetas os grupos poéticos posteriores. Mais esta aparente homoxeneidade, xurdida como consecuencia do relevo que algún destes colectivos acadou en movementos políticos e sociais –é este o caso das Redes Escarlata–, funciona unicamente na tona da dinámica literaria. Por unha banda, porque se detecta ...

  16. Large $N$ matrix models for 3d ${\\cal N}=2$ theories: twisted index, free energy and black holes

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    Hosseini, Seyed Morteza; Zaffaroni, Alberto

    2016-01-01

    We provide general formulae for the topologically twisted index of a general three-dimensional ${\\cal N}\\geq 2$ gauge theory with an M-theory or massive type IIA dual in the large $N$ limit. The index is defined as the supersymmetric path integral of the theory on $S^2\\times S^1$ in the presence of background magnetic fluxes for the R- and global symmetries and it is conjectured to reproduce the entropy of magnetically charged static BPS AdS$_4$ black holes. For a class of theories with an M-...

  17. Application of CalME incremental-recursive method to the evaluation of the structural condition as asphalt pavements; Aplicacion del metodo recursivo-incremental CalME a la evaluacion del estado estructural de los pavimentos bituminosas

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    Mateos Moreno, A.; Perez Ayuso, J.; Cadavid Jauregui, B.; Marron Fernandez, J. O.

    2011-07-01

    CalME procedure represents one of the most advanced tools for the design, of flexible pavements world-wide. It is an incremental-recursive method, which means that pavements service life must be divided into many time intervals where both structural integrity and environmental conditions can be regarded as constants. It also means that the damage calculated at the end of each interval must be considered as initial condition for the next one. The goal of this type of models is the prediction of the evolution of the different distress mechanisms. The advantages of incremental-recursive procedures versus classical analytical design are shown in this paper. Advantages are shown not only in terms of design, but also as a tool in order to support structural evaluation. In particular, the potential of asphalt fatigue model incorporated in CalME is presented. this model is initially calibrated in the laboratory, and it is then re-calibrated based on the actual performance observed from field deflection testing. The model provides a reliable prediction of the future evolution of the damage of the asphalt mixture. Fatigue model validation has been conducted based on the performance from several flexible sections evaluated in CEDEX full-scale pavements test track. (Author) 14 refs.

  18. Estimativa do filocrono em calêndula Estimating the phyllochron in calendula

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    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi estimar o filocrono em plantas de calêndula (Calendula officinalis L. cultivadas em diferentes épocas de semeaduras. Realizaram-se três épocas de semeaduras: 06/04/2005, 23/06/2005 e 03/10/2006, no interior de uma estufa plástica com área de 240m2, instalada no campus da Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, UFSM. A semeadura foi realizada em vasos plásticos com capacidade volumétrica para cinco litros. O delineamento experimental foi inteiramente casualizado com 320 vasos em cada época, sendo distribuído em quatro fileiras de 80 vasos cada. Em uma planta de oito vasos de cada quatro fileiras, fez-se a contagem, semanalmente, do número de folhas emergidas da haste principal e na primeira haste lateral. Os dados do número de folhas foram correlacionados com a soma térmica diária acumulada, considerando-se uma temperatura base de 8°C. Constatou-se que o filocrono variou com a época de semeadura, sendo o menor valor igual 15,9°C dia folha-1, obtido na 2ª época de semeadura e o maior, igual a 24,5°C dia folha-1, na 1ª época na haste principal e 48,9°C dia folha-1 na semeadura de outubro na primeira haste lateral.The objective of this study was to estimate the phyllochron in calendula (Calendula officinalis L. grown in different sowing dates. Three sowing dates (06/04/2005, 23/06/2005 and 03/10/2006 were performed inside a 240m2 plastic greenhouse at the Campus of the Federal University of Santa Maria, RS, Brazil. Sowing was in five liter plastic pots. The experimental design was a completely randomized with 320 pots on each sowing date and rows with 80 pots. The number of leaves in the main stem and oi the first lateral branch was counted on a weekly basis in one plant of eight pots. The number of leaves data was regressed against accumulated thermal time, assuming a base temperature of 8oC. The main stem phyllochron varied with sowing date, with the lowest value (15.9°C day leaf -1 obtained on

  19. CalTOX (registered trademark), A multimedia total exposure model spreadsheet user's guide. Version 4.0(Beta)

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    McKone, T.E.; Enoch, K.G.

    2002-08-01

    CalTOX has been developed as a set of spreadsheet models and spreadsheet data sets to assist in assessing human exposures from continuous releases to multiple environmental media, i.e. air, soil, and water. It has also been used for waste classification and for setting soil clean-up levels at uncontrolled hazardous wastes sites. The modeling components of CalTOX include a multimedia transport and transformation model, multi-pathway exposure scenario models, and add-ins to quantify and evaluate uncertainty and variability. All parameter values used as inputs to CalTOX are distributions, described in terms of mean values and a coefficient of variation, rather than as point estimates or plausible upper values such as most other models employ. This probabilistic approach allows both sensitivity and uncertainty analyses to be directly incorporated into the model operation. This manual provides CalTOX users with a brief overview of the CalTOX spreadsheet model and provides instructions for using the spreadsheet to make deterministic and probabilistic calculations of source-dose-risk relationships.

  20. A CubeSat for Calibrating Ground-Based and Sub-Orbital Millimeter-Wave Polarimeters (CalSat)

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    Johnson, Bradley R; Drysdale, Timothy D; Kalman, Andrew; Fujikawa, Steve; Keating, Brian; Kaufman, Jon

    2015-01-01

    We describe a low-cost, open-access, CubeSat-based calibration instrument that is designed to support ground-based and sub-orbital experiments searching for various polarization signals in the cosmic microwave background (CMB). All modern CMB polarization experiments require a robust calibration program that will allow the effects of instrument-induced signals to be mitigated during data analysis. A bright, compact, and linearly polarized astrophysical source with polarization properties known to adequate precision does not exist. Therefore, we designed a space-based millimeter-wave calibration instrument, called CalSat, to serve as an open-access calibrator, and this paper describes the results of our design study. The calibration source on board CalSat is composed of five "tones" with one each at 47.1, 80.0, 140, 249 and 309 GHz. The five tones we chose are well matched to (i) the observation windows in the atmospheric transmittance spectra, (ii) the spectral bands commonly used in polarimeters by the CMB c...

  1. Proapoptotic Activity of Propolis and Their Components on Human Tongue Squamous Cell Carcinoma Cell Line (CAL-27)

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    Czyżewska, Urszula; Siemionow, Katarzyna; Zaręba, Ilona; Miltyk, Wojciech

    2016-01-01

    Propolis has been used since ancient times in folk medicine. It is a popular medicine possessing a broad spectrum of biological activities. This material is one of the richest sources of polyphenolic compounds such as flavonoids and phenolic acids. The ethanolic extract of propolis (EEP) evokes antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and anticancer properties. Due to pharmacological properties it is used in the commercial production of nutritional supplements. In this study, gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (GC-MS) was used to quantify main polyphenols in EEPs. The effect of EEPs, individual EEPs components (chrysin, galangin, pinocembrin, caffeic acid, p-coumaric acid, ferulic acid) and their mixture on viability of human tongue squamous cell carcinoma cell line (CAL-27) as well as the molecular mechanisms of the process were examined. The results of MTTs assay demonstrated that EEP, polyphenols and mixture of polyphenolic compounds were cytotoxic for CAL-27 cells in a dose dependent manner. The mechanism of cytotoxicity induced by these components undergoes through apoptosis as detected by flow cytometry. The ethanolic extracts of propolis activated caspases -3, -8, -9. Mixture of polyphenols was found as the most potent inducer of apoptosis thorough both intrinsic and extrinsic pathway. Therefore, we suggest that anticancer properties of propolis is related to synergistic activity of its main components. PMID:27281369

  2. Application of CalME incremental-recursive method to the evaluation of the structural condition as asphalt pavements

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    CalME procedure represents one of the most advanced tools for the design, of flexible pavements world-wide. IT is an incremental-recursive method, which means that pavements service life must be divided into many time intervals where both structural integrity and environmental conditions can be regarded as constants. It also means that the damage calculated at the end of each interval must be considered as initial condition for the next one. The goal of this type of models is the prediction of the evolution of the different distress mechanisms. The advantages of incremental-recursive procedures versus classical analytical design are shown in this paper. Advantages are shown not only in terms of design, but also as a tool in order to support structural evaluation. In particular, the potential of asphalt fatigue model incorporated in CalME is presented. this model is initially calibrated in the laboratory, and it is then re-calibrated based on the actual performance observed from field deflection testing. The model provides a reliable prediction of the future evolution of the damage of the asphalt mixture. Fatigue model validation has been conducted based on the performance from several flexible sections evaluated in CEDEX full-scale pavements test track. (Author) 14 refs.

  3. The Combination of Lecture-Based Education and Computer-Assisted learning (CAL in the Preliminary Hospital Pharmacy Internship Course

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    Mohammad Charkhpour

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Developments in the field of information technology has profoundly affected our educational system. The efficacy of Computer-Assisted Learning (CAL has already been evaluated in medical education, but in this study, we examined the efficacy of CAL in combination with Lecture-Based Education.Methods: This quasi-experimental before and after study included 33 senior-year pharmacy students who had passed the preliminary hospital pharmacy internship course. Pre-test questionnaires were given to the students in order to examine their knowledge and attitudes. Then, three chemotherapy prescriptions were given to them. Pharmacology recourses also were available virtually. At the end, students were asked to answer post-test questionnaires with questions based upon knowledge and attitude.Results: The mean score of their knowledge was 3.48±2.04 of 20 before intervention and 17.82±2.31 of 20 after intervention. There was a statistically significant difference between the pre-test and post-testing scores (p<0.001. The mean attitude score of students before intervention was 42.48±15.59 (medium and their score after intervention was 75.97±21.03 (high. There was a statistically significant difference between pre-test and post-test results (p<0.000.Conclusion: The combination of Lecture-Based Education and Computer-Assisted Learning improved senior pharmacy students’ knowledge and attitude in hospital pharmacy internship course.

  4. TileCal Trigger Tower studies considering additional segmentation on the ATLAS upgrade for high luminosity at LHC

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    2013-01-01

    The Tile Calorimeter (TileCal) is the hadronic calorimeter covering the most central region of the ATLAS experiment at LHC. The TileCal readout consists of about 10000 channels and provides a compact information, called trigger towers (around 2000 signals), to the ATLAS first level online event selection system. The ATLAS upgrade program is divided in three phases: Phase 0 occurs during 2013- 2014 and prepares the LHC to reach peak luminosities of 10^34 cm2s-1; Phase 1, foreseen for 2018-1019, prepares the LHC for peak luminosity up to 2-3 x 10^34 cm2s-1, corresponding to 55 to 80 interactions per bunch-crossing with 25 ns bunch interval; and Phase 2 is foreseen for 2022-2023, whereafter the peak luminosity will reach 5-7 x 1034 cm2s-1 (HL-LHC). The ATLAS experiment is operating very well since 2009 providing large amount of data for physics analysis. The online event selection system (trigger system) was designed to reject the huge amount of background noise generated at LHC and is one of the main systems re...

  5. The safety of dipyridamole myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS) in patients with end-stage chronic airways limitations (CAL)

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    Full text: Dipyridamole MPS is a well-established investigative technique in the diagnosis and pre-operative risk stratification of patients with possible coronary artery disease. However, there remains a concern of its use in patients with end-stage chronic airways limitations (CAL). Lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) is a recent therapeutic option for such patients. The options for non-invasive pre-operative cardiac assessment in such patients are limited. This study reviewed the safety of dipyridamole use in such a clinical setting. 20 patients (10M, 10F, mean age 64.8 yrs) were evaluated. None had any history of ischaemic heart disease. Dipyridamole was administered intravenously at a dose of 0.05 mg/kg. Six patients remained asymptomatic throughout the procedure, while none experienced any chest pain. Two patients experienced moderate dyspnoea, which was rapidly relieved with aminophylline (100mg IV) during the recovery phase of the study. Two others developed mild dyspnoea; one settled spontaneously, while the other responded promptly to aminophylline. Aminophylline was administered to nine other patients to reverse minor symptoms (headache, flushing sensation). One other patient developed marked hypotension (SBP fell >20mmHg) and bradycardia, but no ECG changes for myocardial ischaemia. He responded well to aminophylline. His myocardial perfusion scan demonstrated extensive reversible myocardial ischaemia. Although the population size was small, dipyridamole appears safe to use in patients with end-stage CAL. Copyright (2000) The Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine Inc

  6. Optical and X-ray Properties of CAL 83: I. Quasi-periodic Optical and Supersoft Variability

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    Rajoelimanana, A F; Meintjes, P J; Odendaal, A; Udalski, A

    2013-01-01

    We have studied the long-term (~ years) temporal variability of the prototype supersoft X-ray source (SSS) CAL 83 in the LMC, using data from the MACHO and OGLE projects. The CAL 83 light curve exhibits dramatic brightness changes of ~1 mag on timescales of ~450 days, and spends typically ~200 days in the optical low state. Combined with archival XMM-Newton X-ray observations these represent the most extensive X-ray/optical study to date of this system, and reveal in much greater detail that the X-ray light curve is anti-correlated with the optical behaviour. This is remarkably similar to the behaviour of the "transient" SSS, RX J0513.9-6951, where the SSS outbursts recur on a timescale of ~168 days, and also anti-correlate with the optical flux. We performed simple blackbody fits to both high and low state X-ray spectra, and find that the blackbody temperature and luminosity decrease when the optical counterpart brightens. We interpret these long-term variations in terms of the limit-cycle model of Hachisu &...

  7. Historicismo: notas sobre um paradigma

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    José D’Assunção Barros

    2012-01-01

    Este artigo tem por objetivo desenvolver algumas considerações sobre o Historicismo e sua possibilidade de ser examinado como um dos paradigmas que concorrem para o estabelecimento de uma história científica no século XIX. O primeiro ponto tratado é relativo às origens do paradigma Historicista na transição do século XVIII para o século XIX. Na sequência, aproximamo-nos da apropriação conservadora do paradigma historicista no novo contexto no qual a burguesia européia está assentada no Poder,...

  8. COMENTARIOS SOBRE MEMORIA Y COMUNIDAD

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    José A. Escalona Delfino

    2009-01-01

    El presente trabajo es una reflexión sobre aspectos esenciales en torno a la relación memoria-comunidad y su importancia para la investigación científica de las sociedades y los grupos humanos. Sin penetrar en profundidad en la trayectoria histórica del tema, ni en el tratamiento específico que importantes hombres de ciencia, considerados sus progenitores o procreadores, han dado a estos conceptos, hacemos particulares consideraciones con respecto al concepto de Memoria Histórica o Colectiva....

  9. Nota sobre Keynes y Brentano

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    Crespo, Ricardo F.; IAE (Universidad Austral) y CONICET

    2013-01-01

    Este trabajo explora la posibilidad de una relación entre el pensamiento de John Maynard Keynes y el del filósofo alemán Franz Brentano (1839-1917) en los campos lógico y epistemológico. George E. Moore -profesor de Keynes- y Keynes mismo leyeron y alabaron el libro de Brentano El origen del conocimiento moral (1889). ¿Tomó Keynes algunas ideas lógicas o epistemológicas de Brentano? El trabajo sugiere que, a pesar de ciertas similitudes entre las ideas lógicas y sobre la verdad de Keynes y Br...

  10. Thomas Hobbes: sobre el miedo

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    Carlos Bührle

    2004-01-01

    Este trabajo pretende echar cierta luz sobre el papel del miedo en el pensamiento político de Hobbes. Sabido es que esta pasión subyace al contrato social, en el sentido de que impulsa al hombre a abandonar el estado de naturaleza a fin de encontrar seguridad y de deshacerse de la amenaza de la muerte violenta. Teniendo en cuenta que el miedo y la muerte son inseparables en la filosofía de Hobbes, surge una pregunta fundamental: ¿hasta qué punto podemos decir que el miedo desaparece completam...

  11. Sobre la crisis financiera internacional

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    Antonio Torrero Mañas

    2013-01-01

    Este trabajo es una reflexión sobre la crisis financiera internacional en la mitad de su sexto año. Respecto a la evolución de la crisis tengo una sensación agridulce. La parte positiva es que se ha evitado un descalabro inmediato de gran entidad. Mi mayor inquietud procede de los desequilibrios que pueden provocar las finanzas internacionales sin que exista ninguna institución moderadora y ordenadora de los flujos con un ámbito supranacional. Creo que una fuente válida de inspiración serí...

  12. Lumbalgias en hockey sobre cesped

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    Rodríguez, Claudia

    2011-01-01

    Se realizó un estudio tomando como muestra a 84 jugadoras de hockey sobre hierba amateurs, mayores de 18 años de la primera categoría de la ciudad de Mar del Plata, en la cual el objetivo general fue determinar la incidencia del gesto deportivo en las lumbalgias de dichas jugadoras. El dolor lumbar tiene una alta prevalencia entre los deportistas, se ha relacionado con déficits en la fuerza extensora lumbar, y el hecho de padecerlo representa un obstáculo importante para la ...

  13. Modelos ambientales sobre la vejez

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    Izal, María; Fernández-Ballesteros, Rocío

    1990-01-01

    La perspectiva ambiental en el estudio de la vejez es probablemente un ámbito poco conocido. En este trabajo se expone una revisión crítica de los principales modelos de explicación de las relaciones ambiente-conducta en la vejez. Finalmente, se discute sobre la superación de algunas limitaciones presentes en estas formulaciones teóricas, presentándose posibles alternativas teóricas y metodológicas para el desarrollo de esta área.

  14. Entorno colaborativo sobre laboratorios remotos

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    Grosclaude, Eduardo; Sznek, Jorge Eduardo; Ramos Garcia, Vicente; Bertogna, Mario Leandro; López Luro, Francisco; Zanellato, Claudio

    2006-01-01

    El proyecto de investigación Software para Procesos Colaborativos incluye una línea de acción sobre el desarrollo de experiencias en Laboratorios Remotos. Esta línea está dedicada a complementar las tareas de aprendizaje con un soporte tecnológico de sistemas, entendido como todas aquellas actividades de infraestructura que promuevan la disponibilidad de recursos y apoyen la escalabilidad de procesos en la tarea educativa apuntalada por tecnologías de información. En este trabajo se describe ...

  15. Aplicação superficial de escória, lama cal, lodos de esgoto e calcário na cultura da soja Surface application of flue dust, aqueous lime, sewage sludge and limestone on soybean crop

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    Juliano Corulli Corrêa

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o efeito da aplicação superficial de lodos de esgoto, lama cal, escória de aciaria e calcário sobre o estado nutricional e a produtividade da soja, em sistema plantio direto. O delineamento foi o de blocos ao acaso em arranjo fatorial 4x4+1, constituído por quatro tratamentos - resíduos de lodo de esgoto centrifugado (LC e de biodigestor (LB, escória de aciaria (E e lama cal (Lcal - nas doses 0, 2, 4 e 8 Mg ha-1, mais o controle com 2 Mg ha-1 de calcário. As plantas de soja apresentaram maior concentração de nitrogênio, fósforo e cálcio, em 2003, 2004 e 2005, e de potássio, em 2003 e 2004, em razão dos tratamentos LC, LB, E, Lcal e calagem. A produtividade da soja foi favorecida pela aplicação dos tratamentos no sistema plantio direto, em 2003, 2004 e 2005. O fósforo, e o cálcio contribuíram para o aumento da produtividade da soja em 2003 e 2004.The objective of this work was to evaluate the effect of the surface application of sewage sludge, aqueous lime, flue dust and limestone on soybean nutrition and yield in notill system. The experiment was arranged in a randomized complete block design, in factorial scheme of 4x4+1, and consisted of four residues: centrifuged sewage sludge (CSS, biodigestor sewage sludge (BSS, flue dust (FD and aqueous lime (AL, at 0, 2, 4 and 8 Mg ha-1, and one additional control treatment with dolomitic limestone at 2 Mg ha-1. The soybean plants showed greater contents of nitrogen, phosphorus and calcium in 2003, 2004 and 2005, and potassium contents in 2003 and 2004, due to the treatments CSS, BSS, FD, AL and limestone. Soybean grain yield was also enhanced due to surface applications of the treatments in notill system in 2003, 2004 and 2005. The phosphorus and calcium contributed to increase soybean yield in 2003 and 2004.

  16. A implementação da política de saúde mental em município de pequeno porte – o caso de São José do Calçado/ ES - Brasil (The implementation of mental health policies in small towns – the case of São José do Calçado / ES - Brazil

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    Maria Lúcia Teixeira Garcia

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Resumo: Este artigo analisa como o município de São José do Calçado (Espírito Santo, implantou o CAPs I em 2000 e estruturou, entre 2001 e 2007, sua rede de atenção à saúde mental. Utilizou-se uma abordagem qualitativa e, como método, o estudo de caso. Foi realizada pesquisa documental e visita ao município para contatos com o gestor municipal de saúde e coordenador do CAPs. Realizaram-se entrevistas semiestruturadas com cinco informantes-chaves sobre a política municipal de saúde mental. Para análise utilizou-se análise de conteúdo. A implantação do CAPs no município de São José do Calçado aconteceu em decorrência da constatação do alto índice de internações em Hospital Psiquiátrico (HP, motivadas tanto por transtornos mentais quanto por uso abusivo de substâncias psicoativas. Esses números chamavam a atenção dos técnicos da saúde pelo fluxo de usuários do Ambulatório de Saúde Mental existente em 1999 na cidade. Alguns atores políticos participaram desse processo: os atores governamentais (técnicos, e a comunidade (expressa na reação dos familiares ao tratamento dispensado pela Clínica a seus membros quando lá internados. O CAPs foi implantado e mantido com recursos da Prefeitura Municipal de São José do Calçado durante cinco anos, de 2000 até 2005, e a partir daí passou a contar com repasse do Ministério da Saúde para organização da rede municipal em saúde mental (sendo o CAPs responsável pela referência e contrarreferência em saúde mental. O estudo conclui que o CAPs vem buscando uma interação com outros serviços de saúde – especialmente os serviços de atenção primária – e também com outras secretarias da rede municipal, como a secretaria de Educação e a secretaria de Assistência Social. Isso nos permite dizer que há nesse percurso uma reafi rmação da necessidade do trabalho intersetorial. Entretanto, essa prática intersetorial delega ao PSF um papel marginal de

  17. Integrin αvβ3 expression in tongue squamous carcinoma cells Cal27 confers anticancer drug resistance through loss of pSrc(Y418).

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    Stojanović, Nikolina; Brozovic, Anamaria; Majhen, Dragomira; Bosnar, Maja Herak; Fritz, Gerhard; Osmak, Maja; Ambriović-Ristov, Andreja

    2016-08-01

    Integrins play key roles in the regulation of tumor cell adhesion, migration, invasion and sensitivity to anticancer drugs. In the present study we investigate the mechanism of resistance of tongue squamous carcinoma cells Cal27 with de novo integrin αvβ3 expression to anticancer drugs. Cal27-derived cell clones, obtained by transfection of plasmid containing integrin subunit β3 cDNA, as compared to control cells demonstrate: expression of integrin αvβ3; increased expression of integrin αvβ5; increased adhesion to fibronectin and vitronectin; resistance to cisplatin, mitomycin C, doxorubicin and 5-fluorouracil; increased migration and invasion, increased amount of integrin-linked kinase (ILK) and decreased amounts of non-receptor tyrosine kinase (Src) and pSrc(Y418). Knockdown of ILK and integrin β5 in cells expressing integrin αvβ3 ruled out their involvement in drug resistance. Opposite, Src knockdown in Cal27 cells which led to a reduction in pSrc(Y418), as well as treatment with the pSrc(Y418) inhibitors dasatinib and PP2, conferred resistance to all four anticancer drugs, indicating that the loss of pSrc(Y418) is responsible for the observed effect. We identified differential integrin signaling between Cal27 and integrin αvβ3-expressing cells. In Cal27 cells integrin αv heterodimers signal through pSrc(Y418) while this is not the case in integrin αvβ3-expressing cells. Finally, we show that dasatinib counteracts the effect of cisplatin in two additional head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) cell lines Cal33 and Detroit562. Our results suggest that pSrc(Y418) inhibitors, potential drugs for cancer therapy, may reduce therapeutic efficacy if combined with chemotherapeutics, and might not be recommended for HNSCC treatment. PMID:27108184

  18. FlowCal: A User-Friendly, Open Source Software Tool for Automatically Converting Flow Cytometry Data from Arbitrary to Calibrated Units.

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    Castillo-Hair, Sebastian M; Sexton, John T; Landry, Brian P; Olson, Evan J; Igoshin, Oleg A; Tabor, Jeffrey J

    2016-07-15

    Flow cytometry is widely used to measure gene expression and other molecular biological processes with single cell resolution via fluorescent probes. Flow cytometers output data in arbitrary units (a.u.) that vary with the probe, instrument, and settings. Arbitrary units can be converted to the calibrated unit molecules of equivalent fluorophore (MEF) using commercially available calibration particles. However, there is no convenient, nonproprietary tool available to perform this calibration. Consequently, most researchers report data in a.u., limiting interpretation. Here, we report a software tool named FlowCal to overcome current limitations. FlowCal can be run using an intuitive Microsoft Excel interface, or customizable Python scripts. The software accepts Flow Cytometry Standard (FCS) files as inputs and is compatible with different calibration particles, fluorescent probes, and cell types. Additionally, FlowCal automatically gates data, calculates common statistics, and produces publication quality plots. We validate FlowCal by calibrating a.u. measurements of E. coli expressing superfolder GFP (sfGFP) collected at 10 different detector sensitivity (gain) settings to a single MEF value. Additionally, we reduce day-to-day variability in replicate E. coli sfGFP expression measurements due to instrument drift by 33%, and calibrate S. cerevisiae Venus expression data to MEF units. Finally, we demonstrate a simple method for using FlowCal to calibrate fluorescence units across different cytometers. FlowCal should ease the quantitative analysis of flow cytometry data within and across laboratories and facilitate the adoption of standard fluorescence units in synthetic biology and beyond. PMID:27110723

  19. Justice française en Nouvelle-Calédonie  la fin du rêve tropical French judicial practice in Nouvelle-Calédonie: the end of a tropical dream

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    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Territoire d’outre-mer. - Nouvelle-Calédonie. - Article 77 de la Constitution de 1958. - Loi organique n°99-209 du 19 mars 1999. - Statut coutumier kanak. – Portée de l’article 7 de la loi précitée. - Composition du tribunal pour enfants saisi en matière d’assistance éducative en présence de parties de statut coutumier Kanak.SOMMAIRE. – Conformément à l’article 7 de la loi organique n°99-209 du 19 mars 1999 les personnes de statut coutumier kanak étant régies, pour l’ensemble du droit civil, ...

  20. X-ray Energy Spectra of the Super-soft X-ray Sources CAL87 and RXJ0925.7-4758 Observed with ASCA

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    Ebisawa, K; Mukai, K.; Kotani, T.; Asai, K.; Dotani, T.; Nagase, F.; Hartmann, H. W.; Heise, J.; Kahabka, P.; Teeseling, A.

    2000-01-01

    We report observation results of the super-soft X-ray sources (SSS) CAL87 and RXJ0925.7-4758 with the X-ray CCD cameras (Solid-state Imaging Spectrometer; SIS) on-board the ASCA satellite. We have applied theoretical spectral models to CAL87, and constrained the white dwarf mass and intrinsic luminosity as 0.8 - 1.2 M_solar and 4 x 10^{37}- 1.2 x 10^{38} erg s^{-1}, respectively. However, we have found the observed luminosity is an order of magnitude smaller than the theoretical estimate, whi...

  1. Família i desigualtat : III Congrés Català de Sociologia. La desigualtat a Catalunya. Cal un nou contracte social?

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    Flaquer, Lluís, 1946-

    1999-01-01

    Cal començar recordant aquella vella distinció – feta per Rousseau- entre desigualtat física i desigualtat social. Aquí ens interessa bàsicament la desigualtat social, encara que no cal oblidar que moltes de les problemàtiques que es plantegen en el camp familiar tenen a veure justament amb la dependencia de certs membres de les famílies, ja sia a causa del procés de maduració (infants), d’envelliment (gent gran) o d’un determinat grau de disminució (física o psíquica).

  2. Dynamiques des forêts denses humides et des savanes en réponse aux incendies en Nouvelle-Calédonie

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    Ibanez, Thomas

    2012-01-01

    La Nouvelle-Calédonie qui présente une biodiversité à la fois exceptionnelle et très menacée, fait partie des points chauds de biodiversités définis à l'échelle globale comme zones prioritaires pour la conservation. Les incendies, d'origines anthropiques et constituant l'une des principales menaces pesant sur les écosystèmes naturels néo-calédoniens, conduisent à un recul des forêts denses humides (forêts par la suite) principalement au profit des savanes sur substrats volcano-sedimentaires. ...

  3. Recursos y enlaces sobre comunidades de aprendizaje

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    Ferrer Esteban, Gerard

    2005-01-01

    Obras y artículos sobre el proyecto Comunidades de Aprendizaje desarrollado en el Estado español. Tesis doctorales sobre comunidades de aprendizaje. Fundamentación teórica de las comunidades de aprendizaje. Sitios en Internet relacionados con las comunidades de aprendizaje y proyectos afines de desarrollo comunitario en contextos escolares.

  4. On GAMER, plataforma de continguts sobre videojocs

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    Villegas Bonachera, José Ricardo

    2015-01-01

    Desenvolupament d'una plana web amb disseny responsiu sobre videojocs en català a partir del gestor de continguts WordPress. Desarrollo de una página web con diseño responsivo sobre videojuegos en catalán a partir del gestor de contenidos WordPress. Bachelor thesis for the Multimedia program on Computer Science.

  5. Suplementação de cloreto de potássio para frangos de corte submetidos a estresse calórico Potassium chloride supplementation in heat stressed broilers

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    Sebastião Aparecido Borges

    1999-04-01

    Full Text Available O experimento foi realizado com objetivo de avaliar os efeitos do estresse calórico e da suplementação de cloreto de potássio (KCl sobre o desempenho e algumas características fisiológicas de frangos de corte. Quarenta aves, no período de 42 a 49 dias, foram submetidas ao estresse calórico (16 horas a 25 ± 1ºC; duas horas com temperatura crescente; quatro horas a 35 ± 1ºC; e duas horas com temperatura decrescente até a termoneutralidade e com umidade relativa de 63,5 ± 5%, recebendo os seguintes tratamentos: 0,50 e 1,00% KCl na ração; 0,25 e 0,50% KCl na água de bebida. A ração à base de milho e farelo de soja, com 20% de proteína bruta e 3200 kcal EM/kg, foi fornecida ad libitum. A suplementação de KCl na ração ou na água de beber não influiu no ganho de peso, nos consumos de ração e água, na conversão alimentar, na mortalidade, na relação água/ração, no teor de matéria seca das excretas e nas características hematológicas. O estresse calórico aumentou a temperatura retal, o hematócrito, a hemoglobina, o heterófilo e a relação heterófilo/linfócito e reduziu as hemácias, o linfócito, o sódio e o potássio sérico. A suplementação de KCl na água regulou o número de eritrócitos e a hemoglobina em frangos estressados pelo calor. A relação heterófilo:linfócito e a temperatura retal podem ser usadas como índices de estresse.The experiment was conducted to estimate the effect of heat stress and the potassium chloride (KCl supplementation on performance and physiological characteristics (hematological parameters, rectal temperature of broiler chicks. Forty birds, from 42 to 49 days, were submitted to heat stress (16 hours in 25 ± 1°C, two hours at increasing temperature, four hours in 35 ± 1°C and two hours at decreasing temperature until 25±1°C, with 63.5 ± 5% humidity fed the following treatments: .50 and 1.00% KCl in the diet; .25 and .50% KCl in the drinking water. Corn-soybean meal

  6. La triple existence de l’argent dans les îles Loyauté (Nouvelle-Calédonie)

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    Faugere, Elsa

    2009-01-01

    Comment ce petit bout de papier coloré que l’on appelle « billet de banque » peut-il faire autant peur aux Kanaks ? Un objet aussi inoffensif posséderait-il réellement cet étrange pouvoir de révolutionner la société et la culture? C’est à partir de descriptions ethnographiques effectuées en Nouvelle‑Calédonie sur l’île de Maré que je voudrai apporter des éléments de réponse à ces questions. Les spécificités de l’argent, si elles existent, ne résident pas, comme le prétendent les sens communs ...

  7. Non-renormalization of the $V\\bar cc$-vertices in ${\\cal N}=1$ supersymmetric theories

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    Stepanyantz, K V

    2016-01-01

    Using the Slavnov--Taylor identities we prove that the three-point ghost vertices with a single line of the quantum gauge superfield are not renormalized in all loops in ${\\cal N}=1$ supersymmetric gauge theories. This statement is verified by the explicit one-loop calculation made by the help of the BRST invariant version of the higher covariant derivative regularization. Using the restrictions to the renormalization constants which are imposed by the non-renormalization of the considered vertices we express the exact NSVZ $\\beta$-function in terms of the anomalous dimensions of the Faddeev--Popov ghosts and of the quantum gauge superfield. In the expression for the NSVZ $\\beta$-function obtained in this way the contributions of the Faddeev--Popov ghosts and of the matter superfields have the same structure.

  8. The quantum 1/2 BPS Wilson loop in ${\\cal N}=4$ Chern-Simons-matter theories

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    Bianchi, Marco S; Leoni, Matias; Mauri, Andrea; Penati, Silvia; Seminara, Domenico

    2016-01-01

    In three dimensional ${\\cal N}=4$ Chern-Simons-matter theories two independent fermionic Wilson loop operators can be defined, which preserve half of the supersymmetry charges and are cohomologically equivalent at classical level. We compute their three-loop expectation value in a convenient color sector and prove that the degeneracy is uplifted by quantum corrections. We expand the matrix model prediction in the same regime and by comparison we conclude that the quantum 1/2 BPS Wilson loop is the average of the two operators. We provide an all-loop argument to support this claim at any order. As a by-product, we identify the localization result at three loops as a correction to the framing factor induced by matter interactions. Finally, we comment on the quantum properties of the non-1/2 BPS Wilson loop operator defined as the difference of the two fermionic ones.

  9. Compte rendu de Nickel. La naissance de l’industrie calédonienne, de Yann Bencivengo

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    Mohamed-Gaillard, Sarah

    2016-01-01

    C’est dans la belle collection Perspective historique des Presses universitaires François Rabelais que Yann Bencivengo publie une monographie de La Société Le Nickel, de la découverte des gisements calédoniens par Jules Garnier en 1864 à la veille de la Première Guerre mondiale. Ce texte de 327 pages, suivi d’un volumineux dossier d’annexes, constitue une version remaniée de la thèse d’histoire que Yann Bencivengo a soutenue en 2010 à l’université Paris I, et qui a reçu le prix Crédit agricol...

  10. Unitarity, Crossing Symmetry and Duality in the scattering of ${\\cal N}=1$ Susy Matter Chern-Simons theories

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    Inbasekar, Karthik; Mazumdar, Subhajit; Minwalla, Shiraz; Umesh, V; Yokoyama, Shuichi

    2015-01-01

    We study the most general renormalizable ${\\cal N}=1$ $U(N)$ Chern-Simons gauge theory coupled to a single (generically massive) fundamental matter multiplet. At leading order in the 't Hooft large $N$ limit we present computations and conjectures for the $2 \\times 2$ $S$ matrix in these theories; our results apply at all orders in the 't Hooft coupling and the matter self interaction. Our $S$ matrices are in perfect agreement with the recently conjectured strong weak coupling self duality of this class of theories. The consistency of our results with unitarity requires a modification of the usual rules of crossing symmetry in precisely the manner anticipated in arXiv:1404.6373, lending substantial support to the conjectures of that paper. In a certain range of coupling constants our $S$ matrices have a pole whose mass vanishes on a self dual codimension one surface in the space of couplings.

  11. Pêcheurs kanak et politiques de développement de la pêche en Nouvelle-Calédonie

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    Leblic, I.

    1999-01-01

    Si, en Nouvelle-Calédonie, beaucoup de recherches ont été réalisées sur l'agriculture, rares sont celles qui concernent la pêche. Aucune étude ethnologique sur les sociétés de pêcheurs kanak n'existait en 1982 lorsque j'ai commencé mes recherches sur les clans pêcheurs de l'île des Pins. Les seules références bibliographiques, que j'ai pu trouver à l'époque, traitaient de biologie marine, d'océnographie, sans oublier quelques nomenclatures de poissons et coquillages réalisées par des linguist...

  12. Riscos ocupacionais de uma indústria calçadista sob a ótica dos trabalhadores

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    Fernanda Reinher da Luz

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available O estudo teve como objetivo identificar os riscos ocupacionais de uma indústria calçadista sob a ótica dos trabalhadores, bem como as medidas preventivas adotadas por eles contra os riscos. Realizou-se um estudo qualitativo, descritivo. A amostra foi composta por quinze trabalhadores. Os dados foram coletados por entrevista semiestruturada e analisados à luz da análise de conteúdo. Foram respeitados os aspectos éticos e a pesquisa foi aprovada pelo Comitê de Ética em Pesquisa da Universidade Regional do Noroeste do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul. Os resultados apontam que os trabalhadores são conhecedores dos riscos do seu processo de trabalho, faziam uso de medidas de proteção individual e a empresa disponibilizava dispositivos de segurança, informando e realizando, periodicamente, visitas aos setores, na perspectiva de desenvolver ações educativas.

  13. Historicismo: notas sobre um paradigma

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    José D’Assunção Barros

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo tem por objetivo desenvolver algumas considerações sobre o Historicismo e sua possibilidade de ser examinado como um dos paradigmas que concorrem para o estabelecimento de uma história científica no século XIX. O primeiro ponto tratado é relativo às origens do paradigma Historicista na transição do século XVIII para o século XIX. Na sequência, aproximamo-nos da apropriação conservadora do paradigma historicista no novo contexto no qual a burguesia européia está assentada no Poder, combinando-se com a consolidação dos modernos estados-nações. A especificação das características deste paradigma constituem o principal ponto de análise

  14. Ammonium ion interaction with conditioned natural zeolite with silver and its effect on the disinfection of polluted water in front of a consortium of gram (+) and gram (-) microorganisms; Interaccion del ion amonio con zeolita natural acondicionada con plata y su efecto sobre la desinfeccion de agua contaminada frente a un consorcio de microorganismos gram (+) y gram (-)

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    Gonzaga G, V. E.

    2013-07-01

    Clinoptilolite zeolite material is a relative abundance in Mexico, which has ion exchange properties, therefore, has the ability to retain metal ions giving it an application in the process of disinfecting of water contaminated with pathogenic microorganisms. In this research, we conducted a study of disinfection of water contaminated with a microbial consortium, from a zeolite rock clinoptilolite from a deposit located in the State of Guerrero. Initially, the zeolite prepared by the grinding and sieving, for conditioning with NaCl and subsequently with AgNO{sub 3}, finally to be characterized using the techniques of scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction. Tests using columns packed with zeolite material, the effect of zeolite bactericidal conditioned with silver (ZGAg) against a microbial consortium consisting of Escherichia coli and Sthapyloccocus aureus in aqueous solution in the presence of ammonium ions used to increase the ion exchange with zeolite fitted with silver. To describe curves disinfecting a continuous flow system is adapted Gu pta model, which describes the kinetics and equilibrium adsorption process, considering the microorganisms as the adsorbate and the sanitizing agent (conditioned with silver zeolite) as the adsorbent. Characterization results show that in the scanning electron microscopy (Sem), no changes were obtained on the morphology of typical clinoptilolite crystals before and after that was modified with sodium and then with silver, it is worth mentioning however that fitted with silver zeolite (ZGAg), small particles are seen on the zeolite material which when analyzed by energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), we found a high concentration of Ag +. The disinfection period is increased as the concentration increased ammonium ions, this behavior is attributed to the ion exchange that occurs between the ammonium ions and silver ions. A lower percentage of inactivation is due, therefore, to a lesser amount of money available to be exchanged for ammonium ions, which leads to less disinfection. (Author)

  15. Qualification of the SpaCal calorimeter of H1 and study of very high transverse energy events

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    Lepton-nucleon deep inelastic experiments play a major role in the study of the structure of matter. The H1 experiment is located next to the Hera electron (27.6 GeV) proton (820 GeV) collider. The accelerator has been improved since the first data taking and the integrated luminosity allows to explore the high energy frontier of the phase space. The H1 collaboration has done several upgrades of the detector. The major one is the replacement of the old backward electromagnetic calorimeter with the SpaCal calorimeter during the 1995 shutdown. The Ph.D report contains two parts: a study of the SpaCal performances and an analysis of large transverse energy events. The technical part analyzes the timing system and trigger of the new calorimeter with the 1996 data. The improvements to get the good running observed are described. The second part is a generic analysis of all the standard model processes which can lead to large transverse energy particles. All the final states with two or three bodies (positron, neutrino, jets) with a transverse energy larger than 25 GeV are reviewed. All channels are treated on the same footing to be compared directly. The phase space regions which minimizes the standard model contribution are explored. For these regions, the theoretical predictions are improved: new analytical calculation are used. These efforts for the understanding of large transverse energy processes will be useful for the high luminosity period of Hera between 2000 and 2005. Our studies will be a solid ground for the research of phenomena beyond the standard model. (author)

  16. Biochemical determination of enzyme-bound metabolites: preferential accumulation of a programmed octaketide on the enediyne polyketide synthase CalE8.

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    Belecki, Katherine; Townsend, Craig A

    2013-09-25

    Despite considerable interest in the enediyne family of antitumor antibiotics, assembly of their polyketide core structures in nature remains poorly understood. Discriminating methods to access enzyme-bound intermediates are critical for elucidating unresolved polyketide and nonribosomal peptide biosynthetic pathways. Here, we describe the development of broadly applicable techniques for the mild chemical release and analysis of intermediates bound to carrier proteins (CPs), providing access to these species even in sensitive systems. These techniques were applied to CalE8, the polyketide synthase (PKS) involved in calicheamicin biosynthesis, facilitating the unambiguous identification of enzyme-bound polyketides on an enediyne PKS. Moreover, these methods enabled the preparation of fully unloaded CalE8, providing a "clean slate" for reconstituted activity and allowing us to demonstrate the preferential accumulation of a PKS-bound octaketide with evidence of programmed processing control by CalE8. This intermediate, which has the expected chain length for enediyne core construction, could previously only be indirectly inferred. These studies prove that this polyketide is an authentic product of CalE8 and may be a key precursor to the enediyne core of calicheamicin, as it is the only programmed, enzyme-bound species observed for any enediyne system to date. Our experimental advances into a generally inaccessible system illustrate the utility of these techniques for investigating CP-based biosynthetic pathways. PMID:24041368

  17. Determining the Sun's influence on Lateglacial and Holocene climates: a focus on climate response to centennial-scale solar forcing at 2800 cal. BP

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    Plunkett, G.; Swindles, G. T.

    2008-01-01

    The influence of solar variability on the climate of the Lateglacial and Holocene periods has been the subject of increasing discussion during the last decade. In the Mid-Holocene, several studies have identified cold/wet events that occur at ca 2800 cal. BP and a link with a reduction in solar activity, inferred from the 14C record, has been postulated. We present results from a multi-proxy study of peat humification, plant macrofossils and testate amoebae from a raised bog at Glen West, northwest Ireland, that indicate that dry bog surface conditions were experienced in the north of Ireland at the time of the solar anomaly starting at 2800 cal. BP. With the aid of 14C wiggle-matching and tephrochronology, an abrupt shift to wetter conditions is dated to ca 2700 cal. BP, coinciding with a 14C maximum but clearly post-dating the 2800 cal. BP event identified elsewhere in Europe. We explore the significance of this apparent lag in the Irish record, considering the possible role of the ocean in generating spatial and temporal complexities in the climate patterns of the North Atlantic region. We conclude that these complexities are likely to give rise to time-transgressive climate responses around the North Atlantic that will only be recognised by more critical chronological approaches.

  18. The Golden Strip of Correlated Top Quark, Gaugino, and Vectorlike Mass In No-Scale, No-Parameter {\\cal F}-SU(5)

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    Li, Tianjun; Nanopoulos, Dimitri V; Walker, Joel W

    2010-01-01

    We systematically establish the hyper-surface within the tan\\beta, top quark mass m_{t}, universal gaugino mass M_{1/2}, and vectorlike mass M_{V} parameter volume which is compatible with the application of the No-Scale Supergravity boundary conditions, particularly the vanishing of the Higgs bilinear soft term B_\\mu, near to the Planck mass at the point M_{\\cal{F}} of ultimate \\cal{F}-lipped SU(5) unification. M_{\\cal{F}} is elevated from the penultimate partial unification near the traditional GUT scale at a mass M_{32} by the inclusion of extra \\cal{F}-theory derived heavy vectorlike multiplets. We demonstrate that simultaneous adherence to all current experimental constraints, most importantly contributions to the muon anomalous magnetic moment (g-2)_\\mu, the branching ratio limit on (b \\rightarrow s\\gamma), and the 7-year WMAP relic density measurement, dramatically reduces the allowed solutions to a highly non-trivial "golden strip" with tan\\beta \\simeq 15, m_{t} = 173.0-174.4 GeV, M_{1/2} = 455-481 Ge...

  19. Impact of climate variability on terrestrial environment in Western Europe between 45 and 9 kyr cal. BP: vegetation dynamics recorded by the Bergsee Lake (Black Forest, Germany).

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    Duprat-Oualid, Fanny; Begeot, Carole; Rius, Damien; Millet, Laurent; Magny, Michel

    2016-04-01

    Between 9 and 45 kyr cal. BP, two great transitions lead the global climate system to evolve from the Last-Glacial period (115-14.7 kyr cal. BP), to two successive warmer periods, the Late-Glacial Interstadial (14.7-11.7 kyr cal. BP) and the Holocene (11.7-0 kyr cal. BP). δ18O variations recorded in Greenland ice cores (GRIP & NGRIP) revealed high frequency climate variability within the Last Glacial. These reference isotopic records highlighted a succession of centennial-to-millennial warm/cold events, the so-called Greenland Interstadials (GI) and Greenland Stadials (GS). The number continental records about the period 14.7-0 kyr cal. BP is substantial. This allowed to understand the vegetation dynamics in response to climate changes this period at the North-Atlantic scale. However, sequences covering the glacial period (beyond 20 kyr cal.BP) remain rare, because of hiatuses mostly due to local glaciers. Therefore, sedimentary continuous records of vegetation dynamics are still needed to better understand climate changes during the Last Glacial in Western Europe (Heiri et al. 2014). Here we present a new high-resolution pollen record from Lake Bergsee (47°34'20''N, 7°56'11''E, 382 m a.s.l). This lake is located south of Black Forest and north of the Alps, beyond the zone of glaciers maximal extension. Therefore it could have recorded the whole last climatic cycle, i.e. 120-0 kyr cal. BP. In 2013, a 29 m long core was extracted from the Bergsee. According to the depth-age model based on 14C AMS dating and the Laacher See Tephra (LST), the record spans continuously at least the last 45 kyrs. The first series of pollen analysis, focused on the 45-9 kyr cal. BP time window, allows us to reconstruct a precise, faithful and continuous vegetation history at the centennial scale. This high temporal resolution enabled to assess the response of vegetation to secular climate events (e.g. GI-4 = 200 yrs). First, our results show that vegetation responded to climate

  20. Somos un envase : Discursos sobre el aborto

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    Löcher, Jennifer Irene

    2014-01-01

    No hay persona que no tenga opinión acerca del asunto y, cada vez más, la sociedad argentina debate sobre la pregunta de si se debe legalizar/despenalizar el aborto o no. Nunca antes se habló tanto sobre el tema públicamente: se publican artículos en los diarios, hay manifestaciones a favor y hay manifestaciones en contra de la legalización del aborto. El siguiente trabajo pretende relevar y analizar discursos que circulan socialmente alrededor del debate sobre el aborto. (Párrafo extraíd...

  1. Concepciones sobre la docencia universitaria de calidad

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    Arbeláez López, Ruby; Fortes del Valle, M. Carmen; Grau Rubio, Claudia

    2008-01-01

    Con esta investigación hemos querido participar en el proceso de búsqueda y construcción del sentido de calidad aplicado a la docencia universitaria, con el objetivo general de evidenciar las concepciones sobre docencia de calidad que pueden deducirse de los procesos de evaluación de los profesores universitarios. Nuestra meta final intenta propiciar la revisión de las políticas educativas y el enriquecimiento de la cultura sobre docencia y sobre evaluación docente. La mayor aportación de nue...

  2. Ensaio sobre Saramago = Essay on Saramago

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    Weigert, Sergio

    2013-01-01

    Partindo da obra de José Saramago, Ensaio sobre a Cegueira, constrói-se o “Ensaio sobre Saramago” sob perspectiva filosófica, fundamentada particularmente em Fredric Jameson. A interrupção da quotidianidade, matéria do desenvolvimento do conteúdo, faz aflorar a hipótese da temporalidade congelada, suporte da argumentação do teórico. Levanta-se a discussão sobre Modernidade e Pós-Modernidade da obra de Saramago, avançando no recurso da ironia, não como alicerce, mas como teia que tece, envolve...

  3. Puente sobre el Oosterschelde, Holanda

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    Hoving, H. T.

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    Full Text Available This new bridge, forming part of the Delta project, is made of concrete, and was built by successive overhangs. Precast units were mainly used. The bridge is 5,000 m long, and is 11.85 m wide. The main spans are 95 m in length, except one, which can be opened up to sea traffic, which is 40 m long. The free height of the bridge over the sea is 15 m, which is insufficient for large ships. This required that one of the spans, in deep water, should open up, on hinges, and provide free passage to large ships. The intermediate bridge supports are of special interest. They rest on piles which go down to 38 m. They are hollow, cylindrical, of 4.35 m external diameter, and are driven into the ground in several stages, as they penetrate through the sands at the bottom of the Oosterschelde. To drive them in, an excavating device, inside the pile, was utilised, and also a dredging and suction mechanism, to clean out the bottom, and allow the piles to sink by gravity. But when external friction did not allow this to happen, the piles were weighed down with up to 500 tons of ballast. A series of three of these piles, in a row, makes up each bridge support. A cross member over the pile heads supports, in turn, the bridge deck. The bridge was built in successive sections, overhanging from each support, and then finally connected with a central portion. Use of precast units has been very extensive, so that the bridge can be justiaflably regarded as being prefabricated.Este nuevo puente, que forma parte del Plan de obras denominadas del Delta, es de hormigón y se ha construido por el procedimiento de voladizos sucesivos, utilizando, en su mayor parte, elementos prefabricados. Tiene una longitud total de 5.000 m; una anchura de 11,85 m; tramos principales de 95 m de luz, salvo uno, levadizo, que tiene 40 m. La altura libre sobre las ag^uas del mar es de 15 m, que es insuficiente para las naves de gran tonelaje; esto exigió que uno de sus tramos, en aguas

  4. Influência da temperatura e da luz na germinação da semente de calêndula Influence of temperature and light on the germination of marigold seed

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    Jana Koefender

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar os efeitos da luz e da temperatura sobre a germinação das sementes e o comprimento e produção de massa seca das plântulas de calêndula (Calendula officinalis L.. As sementes foram colocadas para germinar a temperaturas constantes de 15; 20; 25; 30 e 35ºC, na presença e na ausência de luz. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi inteiramente casualizado com quatro repetições. Constatou-se que a percentagem de germinação das sementes é maior à temperatura de 20ºC, e que temperaturas de 30 e 35ºC são prejudiciais à germinação, e afetam significativamente o comprimento das plântulas e a sua produção de massa seca.The effects of light and temperature were evaluated on seed germination and on the length and dry matter of marigold seedlings (Calendula officinalis L.. The seeds were placed to germinate at constant temperatures of 15; 20; 25; 30 and 35ºC, in the presence and absence of light. The experimental design used was of complete randomized plots with four replications. The percentage of seed germination was higher at 20ºC, and temperatures of 30 and 35ºC were harmful to germination and affected significantly the length of seedlings and their dry matter production.

  5. Spatially resolving methane emissions in California: constraints from the CalNex aircraft campaign and from present (GOSAT, TES and future (TROPOMI, geostationary satellite observations

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    K. J. Wecht

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available We apply a continental-scale inverse modeling system for North America based on the GEOS-Chem model to optimize California methane emissions at 1/2° × 2/3° horizontal resolution using atmospheric observations from the CalNex aircraft campaign (May–June 2010 and from satellites. Inversion of the CalNex data yields a best estimate for total California methane emissions of 2.86 ± 0.21 Tg yr−1, compared with 1.92 Tg yr−1 in the EDGAR v4.2 emission inventory used as a priori and 1.51 Tg yr−1 in the California Air Resources Board (CARB inventory used for state regulations of greenhouse gas emissions. These results are consistent with a previous Lagrangian inversion of the CalNex data. Our inversion provides 12 independent pieces of information to constrain the geographical distribution of emissions within California. Attribution to individual source types indicates dominant contributions to emissions from landfills/wastewater (1.1 Tg yr−1, livestock (0.87 Tg yr−1, and gas/oil (0.64 Tg yr−1. EDGAR v4.2 underestimates emissions from livestock while CARB underestimates emissions from landfills/wastewater and gas/oil. Current satellite observations from GOSAT can constrain methane emissions in the Los Angeles Basin but are too sparse to constrain emissions quantitatively elsewhere in California (they can still be qualitatively useful to diagnose inventory biases. Los Angeles Basin emissions derived from CalNex and GOSAT inversions are 0.42 ± 0.08 and 0.31 ± 0.08, respectively. An observation system simulation experiment (OSSE shows that the future TROPOMI satellite instrument (2015 launch will be able to constrain California methane emissions at a detail comparable to the CalNex aircraft campaign. Geostationary satellite observations offer even greater potential for constraining methane emissions in the future.

  6. CalWater Field Studies Designed to Quantify the Roles of Atmospheric Rivers and Aerosols in Modulating U.S. West Coast Precipitation in a Changing Climate

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    Ralph, F. M.; Prather, Kimberly A.; Cayan, Dan; Spackman, J. R.; DeMott, Paul J.; Dettinger, M.; Fairall, C.; Leung, Lai-Yung R.; Rosenfeld, Daniel; Rutledge, Steven A.; Waliser, D.; White, A. B.; Cordeira, J.; Martin, A.; Helly, J.; Intrieri, J.

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    The variability of precipitation and water supply along the U.S. West Coast creates major challenges to the region’s economy and environment, as evidenced by the recent California drought. This variability is strongly influenced by atmospheric rivers (AR), which deliver much of the precipitation along the U.S. West Coast and can cause flooding, and by aerosols (from local sources and transported from remote continents and oceans) that modulate clouds and precipitation. A better understanding of these processes is needed to reduce uncertainties in weather predictions and climate projections of droughts and floods, both now and under changing climate conditions.To address these gaps a group of meteorologists, hydrologists, climate scientists, atmospheric chemists, and oceanographers have created an interdisciplinary research effort, with support from multiple agencies. From 2009-2011 a series of field campaigns (CalWater 1) collected atmospheric chemistry, cloud microphysics and meteorological measurements in California and associated modeling and diagnostic studies were carried out. Based on remaining gaps, a vision was developed to extend these studies offshore over the Eastern North Pacific and to enhance land based measurements from 2014-2018 (CalWater 2). The data set and selected results from CalWater 1 are summarized here. The goals of CalWater-2, and measurements to date, are then described. CalWater is producing new findings and exploring new technologies to evaluate and improve global climate models and their regional performance and to develop tools supporting water and hydropower management. These advances also have potential to enhance hazard mitigation by improving near-term weather prediction and subseasonal and seasonal outlooks.

  7. Inovações tecnológicas e organizacionais: práticas e representações de trabalhadores na indústria calçadista do Vale dos Sinos (RS

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    Tania Steren dos Santos

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Nesta pesquisa analisam-se as inovações incorporadas na base técnica e nas relações de trabalho na indústria calçadista do Vale dos Sinos (RS, considerando as práticas e representações dos trabalhadores sobre as mudanças em curso. Ao comparar estratégias tayloristas-fordistas e toyotistas nas indústrias do setor, observam-se formas mistas, pois concomitante à inclusão de novas tecnologias permanecem modalidades de trabalho tradicionais, principalmente nas pequenas e microempresas. O ritmo de trabalho tende a ser mais acelerado em grupo, mas as tarefas são consideradas menos monótonas e cansativas do que na esteira individual. Estão ocorrendo mudanças no papel das chefias, com relações de trabalho mais democráticas e dialógicas, embora as estratégias empresariais sejam direcionadas, basicamente, à geração de novas estruturas de disciplinamento da força de trabalho. A vigilância ocorre de forma indireta e é internalizada pelos trabalhadores. Os dados sobre o cotidiano fabril evidenciam relações dicotômicas de cooperação e conflito, que determinam as preferências e posturas dos trabalhadores relativas à questão da satisfação no emprego e à sua inserção no processo de trabalho. Abstract This research analyzes the innovations incorporated in the technical basis and in labor relations in the shoe industry in Vale dos Sinos (RS, considering the practices and attitudes of workers about the changes underway. When comparing strategies taylorist-fordist and toyotist in the industries sector, there are mixed forms, as concomitant to the inclusion of new technologies remain traditional working arrangements, particularly in small and micro enterprises. The pace of work tends to be faster in group work, but is considered less monotonous and tiring than the work on the mat alone. Changes are occurring in the role of managers, with labor relations more democratic and dialogical, but business strategies are directed

  8. Puente sobre el rio Medway

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    have been prestressed both longitudinally and transversally. Between the two circulation roadways an elastic barrier has been placed, supported on metal posts.El puente sobre el río Medway tiene la misión de salvar dicho río en el nuevo trazado de carretera necesario para aliviar el denso tráfico estival entre Dower y Londres. Está situado en las proximidades de la ciudad de Rochester. La estructura se ha construido utilizando las vías de concurso. De todos los tipos presentados se eligió una estructura de hormigón armado. La longitud total de la obra es de 1.000 m. Los tres tramos principales de la obra salvan el río. El central es de 152 m de luz, y los dos adyacentes son de 103 m cada uno. Los accesos tienen un total de 18 tramos, que arrojan una longitud de 654 m. La anchura del puente es de 34 m, y la calzada se ha subdividido en dos direcciones de tráfico de 7,30 m cada una y, además, se han dejado dos espaldones laterales de 2,40 m de anchura. En planta se puede admitir que el puente tiene una alineación recta con una ligerísima curva, y que en el plano vertical presenta una pendiente de desagüe entre las pilas 9 y 10. Los estribos son de hormigón armado: tipo celular el del este y de hormigón en masa el del oeste. Los estribos se apoyan sobre pilotes hexagonales de hormigón armado cuya circunferencia circunscrita tiene 55 cm de radio y de 12 a 20 m de longitud. Cuando el firme se hallaba a profundidades inferiores a 6 m, los estribos se cimentaban directamente sobre el firme. Las pilas constituyen pórtico y tienen una altura variable de 9 a 30 m sobre el nivel del suelo. Los tramos de acceso forman una estructura continua simplemente apoyada. Cada tramo se compone de ocho vigas longitudinales de 30 a 41 m de longitud y de 190 toneladas cada una. Estas vigas son del tipo pretensado y prefabricado. El tramo central es del tipo cantilever, constituido por dos brazos, de 30 m de longitud, formados por vigas cajón. Cada una de estas vigas consta

  9. PERSPECTIVAS INFANTILES SOBRE LA TERRITORIALIDAD

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    Noelia Enriz

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo nos proponemos un acercamiento a las diversas ideas infantiles sobre el territorio habitado, en el contexto particular de la población mbyá guaraní de Misiones. La fragilidad territorialidad a la que es expuesta la población indígena en Argentina se manifiestan cotidianamente en diversas áreas. La población mbyá, ha sido surcada por los límites de los estados nacionales de Paraguay, Brasil y Argentina. La sedentarización y los cercamientos de tierras en los diferentes estados, han impulsado transformaciones de las lógicas de subsistencia, de habitación y organización comunitaria. En el caso de la provincia de Misiones la acreditación burocrática de los títulos de tierras se encuentra aplazada, el estado no se compromete con la concreción de este derecho.

  10. Estudo multicasos sobre atividades inovativas

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    Sonia Regina Hierro Parolin

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Em estudos sobre competitividade argumenta-se que as empresas necessitam de estratégias baseadas em inovações e de capacidades internas em constantes e intensas transformações, não somente nos padrões tecnológicos, mas também no encadeamento do processo de gestão das atividades inovativas, como processos dinâmicos, não lineares e diversificados, em função de múltiplos fatores dos ambientes interno e externo. Para contribuir com essas discussões, neste artigo apresenta-se um estudo multicasos em quatro indústrias de médio e grande portes, de segmentos, densidades tecnológicas e históricos com inovações diferentes entre si. Como principais resultados, salientam-se o encadeamento das atividades inovativas como parte de uma estratégia organizacional para obter resultados com inovação e a afluência de todas as pessoas, e não somente as alocadas em pesquisa e desenvolvimento, para o cumprimento dessa estratégia.

  11. Sobre a psicopatologia dos atos

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    Roberto Calazans

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo pretende apresentar a psicopatologia dos atos a partir do esquema de Jacques Lacan sobre a angústia. Diferenciamos os acting-out, a passagem ao ato, os sintomas, as inibições e a angústia fazendo uma duplicação do esquema de Lacan levando em consideração os registros do simbólico, do real e do imaginário. Esse esquema permite uma abordagem da questão dos atos do sujeito sem cair em uma perplexidade do clínico, nem na confusão entre os atos e a ação. Permite também uma melhor orientação do clínico em relação às diversas modalidades de respostas subjetivas que não se restringem à questão sintomática, que é o campo inaugural da clínica psicanalítica desde a sua fundação por Sigmund Freud. Acreditamos contribuir, assim, para um maior esclarecimento desse esquema no ensino de Lacan e para que ele possa servir de orientação para o tratamento dos atos do sujeito na clínica.

  12. El Impuesto sobre Sociedades - Tema 5

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    El Impuesto sobre Sociedades: Hecho imponible. Sujeto pasivo. Imputación temporal de ingresos y gastos. Régimen de transparencia fiscal. La base imponible: Ingresos computables, partidas deducibles y no deducibles. Reinversión de beneficios extraordinarios.

  13. Los derechos de autor sobre obtenciones vegetales

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    Rosario Silva Gilli

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Contenido: Las creaciones en la agricultura. Los derechos de autor sobre obtenciones vegetales. El Convenio Internacional para la protección de las obtenciones vegetales (París 1961 y sus revisiones de Ginebra 1972, 1978,1991 Objeto de la protección legal. Condiciones del cultivar. Alcance de la protección. La protección de obtenciones vegetales en el Mercosur. Los Derechos de autor en el Mercosur. El Protocolo de Armonización de normas sobre Propiedad Intelectual en el Mercosur. El Acuerdo de Cooperación y facilitación sobre la protección de las obtenciones vegetales en los Estados Partes del Mercosur.  Alcance de la normativa Mercosur. Los Derechos sobre cultivares en Uruguay. Los Derechos de autor como derechos humanos. ¿Derechos de autor vs. derecho de propiedad intelectual? Reflexión final

  14. O estudo da prova calórica em pacientes idoso The study of caloric testing in senior patients

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    Débora Cristina de Oliveira Bezerra

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: realizar o estudo da prova calórica em pacientes idosos com queixa de tontura, acompanhada ou não de zumbido com finalidade de traçar um perfil dos idosos quanto os sintomas vestibulares. MÉTODOS: fizeram parte da amostra 143 pacientes, com faixa etária variando de 60 a 90 anos de idade; todos realizaram o exame otoneurológico. Foram excluídos pacientes idosos com queixa de desequilíbrio e aqueles que apresentaram a queixa de zumbido desacompanhado da tontura. RESULTADOS: o estudo demonstrou que a normorreflexia, em valores absolutos, encontra-se entre 82,3% a 91,2% e os valores relativos são de 93%. Referente aos dados colhidos na anamnese, o que chamou a atenção, foi que do total de pacientes analisados, encontrou-se a tontura acompanhada de zumbido em 69% dos casos e o elevado uso de medicação em pacientes nesta faixa etária. CONCLUSÃO: na população estudada houve um predomínio da tontura acompanhada de zumbido. Em relação à prova calórica, o trabalho demonstrou a alta prevalência de pacientes com valores absolutos e relativos normais.PURPOSE: to accomplish the study of caloric testing in senior patients with dizziness, accompanied or not of with buzzing. METHODS: 143 patients were analyzed with age varying from 60 to 90 years; all of them did an otoneurologic evaluation. Senior patients with unbalance complaints and with buzzing unaccompanied with dizziness were excluded from this study. RESULTS: 82.3% to 91.2% of the patients obtained normoreflexia in absolute values and over 93% obtained normal results in relative values. Referring to the data obtained in the anamnesis, what got attention was 69% of dizziness accompanied with buzzing. And the high medication of the patients in this age group. CONCLUSION: there was a prevalence of dizziness accompanied with buzzing in the studied population. Concerning the caloric testing, the study demonstrated the high prevalence of patients with normal absolute and

  15. Perdas fermentativas e estabilidade aeróbia de silagens de cana-de-açúcar tratadas com cal virgem e cloreto de sódio Fermentation losses and aerobic stability of sugarcane silages treated with whitewash and sodium chlorite

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    A.V. Rezende

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    Full Text Available Esta pesquisa foi realizada com o objetivo de determinar o efeito da inclusão de cal virgem e cloreto de sódio sobre as perdas fermentativas e a estabilidade aeróbia de silagens de cana-de-açúcar. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi o totalmente ao acaso em esquema de parcelas subdivididas com quatro repetições, de modo que os aditivos foram avaliados nas parcelas (silagem sem aditivo; silagens contendo 0,5; 1,0 e 2,0% de cloreto de sódio; e silagens contendo 0,5; 1,0 e 1,5% de cal virgem na matéria natural e os tempos de exposição ao oxigênio nas subparcelas. Após 75 dias da ensilagem, os silos foram abertos para determinação dos teores de matéria seca (MS e da perda de MS por efluente e gases e aferição da temperatura e do pH da silagem. A inclusão de cal nas silagens, independentemente da dose utilizada, proporcionou maior teor de MS e menor perda de MS. As menores temperaturas foram observadas nas silagens tratadas com cloreto de sódio. Os aditivos utilizados, sobretudo o cloreto de sódio, foram eficientes em manter a estabilidade aeróbia da silagem de cana.The objective of this work was to determine the inclusion of whitewash and sodium chloride on the fermentative losses and aerobic stability of sugarcane silages. It was used a completely randomized experimental design in split plot scheme with four replicates, so the additives were evaluated in the plots (silage without additive, silages containing 0.5; 1.0 and 2.0% of sodium chloride; and silages containing 0.5; 1.0 and 1.5% of whitewash, on the basis of natural matter and the time of exposition to oxygen was evaluated in the subplots. After 75 days from ensilage, silos were opened for determination of the contents of dry matter (DM and the loss of dry matter by effluent and gases and checking of temperature and pH of the silage. The addition of whitewash into silages, regardless to the dose utilized, provides greater DM content and smaller loss of DM. The

  16. PERSPECTIVAS INFANTILES SOBRE LA TERRITORIALIDAD

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    NOELIA ENRIZ

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we propose a different approach to children's ideas about the geographical area in the particular context of the Mbyá Guarani population, from Misiones (Argentine. The territorial fragility, that is exposed to the indigenous people in Argentina aremanifested daily in several areas. Mbyá population, has been crossed by the boundaries of national states of Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina. The sedentary and enclosures land processes in different states, have prompted changes in the logic of subsistence, housing and community organization. In Misiones province case, bureaucratic accreditation of land titles is postponed, the state is not committed to the realization of this right.RESUMEN: En este trabajo nos proponemos un acercamiento a las diversas ideas infantiles sobre el territorio habitado, en el contexto particular de la población mbyá guaraní de Misiones. La fragilidad territorialidad a la que es expuesta la población indígena en Argentina se manifiestan cotidianamente en diversas áreas. La población mbyá, ha sido surcada por los límites de los estados nacionales de Paraguay, Brasil y Argentina. La sedentarización y los cercamientos de tierras en los diferentes estados, han impulsado transformaciones de las lógicas de subsistencia, de habitación y organización comunitaria. En el caso de la provincia de Misiones la acreditación burocrática de los títulos de tierras se encuentra aplazada, el estado no se compromete con la concreción de este derecho.

  17. Consideraciones preliminares sobre la credibilidad

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    Fernando Verdugo

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available A modo de introducción al Seminario Interno de Profesores de la Facultad de Teología de la PUC, el autor recuerda, en primer lugar, lo que suele entenderse por "credibilidad" y, también, algunos de los criterios generales por los cuales algo o alguien adquiere la calidad de creíble (el que sea razonable, relevante o significativo, capaz de producir gozo estético, etc.. Luego, en la parte más extensa, el autor vuelve a llamar la atención sobre la necesidad de atender a los condicionamientos culturales de la fe cristiana. La fe, al igual que toda experiencia humana, está culturalmente mediada. Tomar conciencia de ese hecho y asumir las consecuencias metodológicas es indispensable para una teología que quiere poner atención a los desafíos actuales y contribuir así a la credibilidad del cristianismoThis article reprints the introductory session to the internal seminar of lecturers from the Faculty of Theology of the UC. In the first place, the author sums up what is usually understood by `credibility' and the general criteria through which something or someone gains credibility (being reasonable, relevant or significant, capable of producing aesthetic pleasure. Then the author deals at length with the need to take notice of the cultural conditionings of the Christian faith. The faith, the same as any other human experience, is culturally mediated. It is crucial for theology to become aware of this fact and come to terms with its methodological consequences, if it wants to face current challenges and so contribute to the credibility of Christianity

  18. Dynamics of ${\\cal N}=4$ supersymmetric field theories in 2+1 dimensions and their gravity dual

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    Cottrell, William; Hashimoto, Akikazu

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    In this note we consider ${\\cal N}=4$ SYM theories in 2+1 dimensions with gauge group $U(N)\\times U(M)$ and $k$ hypermultiplets charged under the $U(N)$. When $k > 2(N-M)$, the theory flows to a superconformal fixed point in the IR. Theories with $k <2(N-M)$, on the other hand, flows to strong coupling. We explore these theories from the perspective of gravity dual. We find that the gravity duals of theories with $k < (N-M)$ contain enhancons even in situations where repulson singularities are absent. We argue that supergravity description is unreliable in the region near these enhancon points. Instead, we show how to construct reliable sugra duals to particular points on the Coulomb branch where the enhancon is screened. We explore how these singularities reappear as one moves around in Coulomb branch and comment on possible field theory interpretation of this phenomenon. In analyzing gauge/gravity duality for these models, we encountered one unexpected surprise, that the condition for the supergravity...

  19. Large $N$ matrix models for 3d ${\\cal N}=2$ theories: twisted index, free energy and black holes

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    Hosseini, Seyed Morteza

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    We provide general formulae for the topologically twisted index of a general three-dimensional ${\\cal N}\\geq 2$ gauge theory with an M-theory or massive type IIA dual in the large $N$ limit. The index is defined as the supersymmetric path integral of the theory on $S^2\\times S^1$ in the presence of background magnetic fluxes for the R- and global symmetries and it is conjectured to reproduce the entropy of magnetically charged static BPS AdS$_4$ black holes. For a class of theories with an M-theory dual, we show that the logarithm of the index scales indeed as $N^{3/2}$ (and $N^{5/3}$ in the massive type IIA case). We find an intriguing relation with the (apparently unrelated) large $N$ limit of the partition function on $S^3$. We also provide a universal formula for extracting the index from the large $N$ partition function on $S^3$ and its derivatives and point out its analogy with the attractor mechanism for AdS black holes.

  20. Algebra of the Infrared: String Field Theoretic Structures in Massive ${\\cal N}=(2,2)$ Field Theory In Two Dimensions

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    Gaiotto, Davide; Witten, Edward

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    We introduce a "web-based formalism" for describing the category of half-supersymmetric boundary conditions in $1+1$ dimensional massive field theories with ${\\cal N}=(2,2)$ supersymmetry and unbroken $U(1)_R$ symmetry. We show that the category can be completely constructed from data available in the far infrared, namely, the vacua, the central charges of soliton sectors, and the spaces of soliton states on $\\mathbb{R}$, together with certain "interaction and boundary emission amplitudes". These amplitudes are shown to satisfy a system of algebraic constraints related to the theory of $A_\\infty$ and $L_\\infty$ algebras. The web-based formalism also gives a method of finding the BPS states for the theory on a half-line and on an interval. We investigate half-supersymmetric interfaces between theories and show that they have, in a certain sense, an associative "operator product." We derive a categorification of wall-crossing formulae. The example of Landau-Ginzburg theories is described in depth drawing on ide...

  1. Extending MAM5 Meta-Model and JaCalIV E Framework to Integrate Smart Devices from Real Environments.

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    Full Text Available This paper presents the extension of a meta-model (MAM5 and a framework based on the model (JaCalIVE for developing intelligent virtual environments. The goal of this extension is to develop augmented mirror worlds that represent a real and virtual world coupled, so that the virtual world not only reflects the real one, but also complements it. A new component called a smart resource artifact, that enables modelling and developing devices to access the real physical world, and a human in the loop agent to place a human in the system have been included in the meta-model and framework. The proposed extension of MAM5 has been tested by simulating a light control system where agents can access both virtual and real sensor/actuators through the smart resources developed. The results show that the use of real environment interactive elements (smart resource artifacts in agent-based simulations allows to minimize the error between simulated and real system.

  2. Extending MAM5 Meta-Model and JaCalIV E Framework to Integrate Smart Devices from Real Environments.

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    Rincon, J A; Poza-Lujan, Jose-Luis; Julian, V; Posadas-Yagüe, Juan-Luis; Carrascosa, C

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    This paper presents the extension of a meta-model (MAM5) and a framework based on the model (JaCalIVE) for developing intelligent virtual environments. The goal of this extension is to develop augmented mirror worlds that represent a real and virtual world coupled, so that the virtual world not only reflects the real one, but also complements it. A new component called a smart resource artifact, that enables modelling and developing devices to access the real physical world, and a human in the loop agent to place a human in the system have been included in the meta-model and framework. The proposed extension of MAM5 has been tested by simulating a light control system where agents can access both virtual and real sensor/actuators through the smart resources developed. The results show that the use of real environment interactive elements (smart resource artifacts) in agent-based simulations allows to minimize the error between simulated and real system. PMID:26926691

  3. Molecular Characterization of Organic Aerosol Using Nanospray Desorption/Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry: CalNex 2010 field study

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    O' Brien, Rachel E.; Laskin, Alexander; Laskin, Julia; Liu, Shang; Weber, Robin; Russell, Lynn; Goldstein, Allen H.

    2013-04-01

    Aerosol samples from the CalNex 2010 field study were analyzed using high resolution mass spectrometry (HR-MS) coupled to a nanospray-desorption/electrospray ionization (nano-DESI) source. The samples were collected in Bakersfield, CA on June 22-23, 2010. The chemical formulas of over 1300 unique molecular species were detected in the mass range of 50-800 m/z. Our analysis focused on identification of two main groups: compounds containing only carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen (CHO only), and nitrogen-containing organic compounds (NOC). The NOC accounted for 35% (by number) of the compounds observed in the afternoon, and for 59% in the early morning samples. By comparing plausible reactant-product pairs, we propose that over 50% of the NOC in each sample could have been formed through reactions transforming carbonyls into imines. The CHO only compounds were dominant in the afternoon suggesting a photochemical source. The average O:C ratios of all observed compounds were fairly consistent throughout the day, ranging from 0.34 in the early morning to 0.37 at night. We conclude that both photooxidation and ammonia chemistry play important roles in forming the compounds observed in this mixed urban-rural environment.

  4. Molecular characterization of organic aerosol using nanospray desorption/electrospray ionization mass spectrometry: CalNex 2010 field study

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    O'Brien, Rachel E.; Laskin, Alexander; Laskin, Julia; Liu, Shang; Weber, Robin; Russell, Lynn M.; Goldstein, Allen H.

    2013-04-01

    Aerosol samples from the CalNex 2010 field study were analyzed using high-resolution mass spectrometry (HR-MS) coupled to a nanospray desorption/electrospray ionization (nano-DESI) source. The samples were collected in Bakersfield, CA on June 22-23, 2010. The chemical formulas of over 850 unique molecular species were detected in the mass range of 50-400 m/z using positive mode ESI of aerosol samples in the 0.18-0.32 μm size range. Our analysis focused on identification of two main groups: compounds containing only carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen (CHO), and nitrogen-containing organic compounds (NOC). The NOC accounted for 40% (by number) of the compounds observed in the afternoon, and for 52% in the early morning samples. By comparing plausible reactant-product pairs, we propose that over 50% of the NOC in each sample could have been formed through reactions transforming carbonyls into imines. The CHO only compounds were dominant in the afternoon suggesting a photochemical source. The average O/C ratios of all observed compounds were fairly consistent throughout the day, ranging from 0.33 in the morning to 0.37 at night. We conclude that both photooxidation and ammonia chemistry may play a role in forming the compounds observed in this mixed urban-rural environment.

  5. Skill Test of the West-WRF and GFS Models Verified Using CalWater Dropsonde Observations

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    Demirdjian, R.; Martin, A.; Ralph, F. M.; Iacobellis, S.

    2015-12-01

    Atmospheric rivers (AR) play a crucial role in the horizontal transport of water vapor and moist static energy in the midlatitudes and in delivering water to a variety of continental climate zones. In California, up to 60% of the annual precipitation depends on the arrival of a small number of AR. Despite their importance, state-of-the art atmospheric circulation models are consistently poor in predicting AR location and timing. We will demonstrate that model predictions also contain large errors in the magnitude of AR horizontal vapor transport. In this study we aim to compare the prediction skill in horizontal water vapor transport from a modified version of the Weather Research and Forecast (West-WRF) and the Global Forecast System (GFS) models. We verify model skill using dropsonde observations taken from the CalWater 2014 - 2015 field campaigns and a ground-based network of co-located wind profiling radar and GPS receivers. We compare each model across a large number of lead times ranging from 12 hours to 8 days. Our preliminary results suggest that the Integrated Vapor Transport (IVT) and total vapor flux are more accurately predicted by the higher resolution West-WRF model. Furthermore, we find that GFS typically has a consistent 2-6 hour lag in the timing of peak water vapor flux compared to the West-WRF model. Physical explanations of the more accurate West-WRF horizontal vapor transport and the apparent delay in peak vapor flux timing are also examined.

  6. Seeking the Loop Quantum Gravity Barbero-Immirzi Parameter and Field in 4D, $\\cal N$ = 1 Supergravity

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    Gates, S James; Yunes, Nicolas

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    We embed the Loop Quantum Gravity Barbero-Immirzi parameter and field within an action describing 4D, $\\cal N$ = 1 supergravity and thus within a Low Energy Effective Action of Superstring/M-Theory. We use the fully gauge-covariant description of supergravity in (curved) superspace. The gravitational constant is replaced with the vacuum expectation value of a scalar field, which in local supersymmetry is promoted to a complex, covariantly chiral scalar superfield. The imaginary part of this superfield couples to a supersymmetric Holst term. The Holst term also serves as a starting point in the Loop Quantum Gravity action. This suggest the possibility of a relation between Loop Quantum Gravity and supersymmetric string theory, where the Barbero-Immirzi parameter and field of the former play the role of the supersymmetric axion in the latter. Adding matter fermions in Loop Quantum Gravity may require the extension of the Holst action through the Nieh-Yan topological invariant, while in pure, matter-free supergr...

  7. Observations of Convective Development from Repeat Pass Radiometry during CalWaters 2015: Outlook for the TEMPEST Mission

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    Brown, S. T.

    2015-12-01

    The Temporal Experiment for Storms and Tropical Systems (TEMPEST), which was recently selected as a NASA Earth Ventures technology demonstration mission, uses a constellation of five CubeSats flying in formation to provide observations of developing precipitation with a temporal resolution of 5 minutes. The observations are made using small mm-wave radiometers with frequencies ranging from 90 to 183 GHz which are sensitive to the integrated ice water path above the precipitation layer in the storm. This paper describes TEMPEST like observations that were made with the High Altitude MMIC Sounding Radiometer (HAMSR) on the ER-2 during CalWaters 2015. HAMSR is a mm-wave airborne radiometer with 25 channels in three bands; 50, 118 and 183 GHz. During the campaign, a small isolated area of convection was identified by the ER-2 pilot and 5 overpasses of the area were made with about 5 minutes between each pass. The HAMSR data reveal two convective cells, one which was diminishing and one which was developing. The mm-wave channels near the 183 GHz water vapor line clearly show the change in the vertical extent of the storm with time, a proxy for vertical velocity. These data demonstrate the potential for TEMPEST like observations from an orbital vantage point. This paper will provide an overview of the measurements, an analysis of the observations and offer perspectives for the TEMPEST mission.

  8. A Self-Regulated Learning Approach: A Mobile Context-aware and Adaptive Learning Schedule (mCALS Tool

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    J.Y-K. Yau

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract—Self-regulated students are able to create andmaximize opportunities they have for studying or learning.We combine this learning approach with our MobileContext-aware and Adaptive Learning Schedule (mCALStool which will create and enhance opportunities forstudents to study or learn in different locations. Thelearning schedule is used for two purposes, a to helpstudents organize their work and facilitate timemanagement, and b for capturing the users’ activitieswhich can be retrieved and translated as learning contextslater by our tool. These contexts are then used as a basis forselecting appropriate learning materials for the students.Using a learning schedule to capture and retrieve contexts isa novel approach in the context-aware mobile learning field.In this paper, we present the conceptual model andpreliminary architecture of our mCALS tool, as well as ourresearch questions and methodology for evaluating it. Thelearning materials we intend to use for our tool will be Javafor novice programmers. This is appropriate because largeamounts of time and motivation are necessary to learn anobject-oriented programming language such as Java, andwe are currently seeking ways to facilitate this for noviceprogrammers.

  9. Synergistic Stimulation with Different TLR7 Ligands Modulates Gene Expression Patterns in the Human Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Line CAL-1

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    Hilbert, Tobias; Steinhagen, Folkert; Weisheit, Christina; Baumgarten, Georg; Hoeft, Andreas; Klaschik, Sven

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    Objective. TLR7 ligation in plasmacytoid dendritic cells is promising for the treatment of cancer, allergy, and infectious diseases; however, high doses of ligands are required. We hypothesized that the combination of structurally different TLR7 ligands exponentiates the resulting immune response. Methods. CAL-1 (human pDC line) cells were incubated with the TLR7-specific adenine analog CL264 and single-stranded 9.2s RNA. Protein secretion was measured by ELISA. Microarray technique was used to detect modified gene expression patterns upon synergistic stimulation, revealing underlying functional groups and networks. Cell surface binding properties were studied using FACS analysis. Results. CL264 in combination with 9.2s RNA significantly enhanced cytokine and interferon secretion to supra-additive levels. This effect was due to a stronger stimulation of already regulated genes (by monostimulation) as well as to recruitment of thus far unregulated genes. Top scoring canonical pathways referred to immune-related processes. Network analysis revealed IL-1β, IL-6, TNF, and IFN-β as major regulatory nodes, while several minor regulatory nodes were also identified. Binding of CL264 to the cell surface was enhanced by 9.2s RNA. Conclusion. Structurally different TLR7 ligands act synergistically on gene expression patterns and on the resulting inflammatory response. These data could impact future strategies optimizing TLR7-targeted drug design. PMID:26770023

  10. The electronics of the H1 lead/scintillating-fibre calorimeters-H1 SpaCal Group

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    Appuhn, R.-D. E-mail: cozzika@hep.saclay.cea.fr; Arndt, C.; Barrelet, E.; Barschke, R.; Bassler, U.; Blouzon, F.; Boudry, V.; Brasse, F.; Bruel, Ph.; Bruncko, D.; Buchholz, R.; Cahan, B.; Chechelnitski, S.; Claxton, B.; Cozzika, G.; Cvach, J.; Dagoret-Campagne, S.; Dau, W.D.; Deckers, H.; Deckers, T.; Descamps, F.; Dirkmann, M.; Dowdell, J.; Drancourt, C.; Durant, O.; Efremenko, V.; Eisenhandler, E.; Eliseev, A.N.; Falley, G.; Ferencei, J.; Fleischer, M.; Fominykh, B.; Gadow, K.; Goerlach, U.; Gorbov, L.A.; Gorelov, I.; Grewe, M.; Hajduk, L.; Herynek, I.; Hladky, J.; Huette, M.; Hutter, H.; Janata, M.; Janczur, W.; Janoth, J.; Joensson, L.; Kacl, I.; Kolanoski, H.; Korbel, V.; Krivan, F.; Lacour, D.; Laforge, B.; Lamarche, F.; Landon, M.P.J.; Laporte, J.-F.; Lebollo, H.; Coguie, A. Le; Lehner, F.; Maracek, R.; Matricon, P.; Meier, K.; Meyer, A.; Migliori, A.; Moreau, F.; Mueller, G.; Murin, P.; Nagovizin, V.; Nicholls, T.C.; Ozerov, D.; Passerieux, J.-P.; Perez, E.; Pharabod, J.P.; Poeschl, R.; Renard, Ch.; Rostovtsev, A.; Royon, C.; Rybicki, K.; Schlief, S.; Schmitt, K.; Schuhmacher, A.; Semenov, A.; Shekelyan, V.; Sirois, Y.; Smirnov, P.A.; Solochenko, V.; Spalek, J.; Spielmann, S.; Steiner, H.; Stellberger, A.; Stiewe, J.; Tasevsky, M.; Tchernyshov, V.; Thiele, K.; Tzamariudaki, E.; Valkar, S.; Vallee, C.; Vallereau, A.; VanDenPlas, D.; Villet, G.; Wacker, K.; Walther, A.; Weber, M.; Wegener, D.; Wenk, T.; Zacek, J.; Zhokin, A.; Zini, P.; Zuber, K

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    The electronic system developed for the SpaCal lead/scintillating-fibre calorimeters of the H1 detector in operation at the HERA ep collider is described in detail and the performance achieved during H1 data taking is presented. The 10 MHz bunch crossing rate of HERA puts severe constraints on the requirements of the electronics. The energy and time readout are performed, respectively, with a 14-bit dynamic range and with a resolution of {approx}0.4 ns. The trigger branch consists of a nanosecond-resolution calorimetric time of flight for background rejection and an electron trigger based on analog 'sliding windows'. The on-line background rejection currently achieved is {approx}10{sup 6}. The electron trigger allows a low-energy trigger threshold to be set at {approx}0.50{+-}0.08 (RMS) GeV with an efficiency {>=}99.9%. The energy and time performance of the readout and trigger electronics is based on a newly developed low noise ({sigma}{sub noise}{approx}0.4 MeV) wideband (f{<=}200 mHz) preamplifier located at the output of the photomultipliers which are used for the fibre light readout in the {approx}1 T magnetic field of H1.

  11. The electronics of the H1 lead/scintillating-fibre calorimeters-H1 SpaCal Group

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    The electronic system developed for the SpaCal lead/scintillating-fibre calorimeters of the H1 detector in operation at the HERA ep collider is described in detail and the performance achieved during H1 data taking is presented. The 10 MHz bunch crossing rate of HERA puts severe constraints on the requirements of the electronics. The energy and time readout are performed, respectively, with a 14-bit dynamic range and with a resolution of ∼0.4 ns. The trigger branch consists of a nanosecond-resolution calorimetric time of flight for background rejection and an electron trigger based on analog 'sliding windows'. The on-line background rejection currently achieved is ∼106. The electron trigger allows a low-energy trigger threshold to be set at ∼0.50±0.08 (RMS) GeV with an efficiency ≥99.9%. The energy and time performance of the readout and trigger electronics is based on a newly developed low noise (σnoise∼0.4 MeV) wideband (f≤200 mHz) preamplifier located at the output of the photomultipliers which are used for the fibre light readout in the ∼1 T magnetic field of H1

  12. Pesquisa em gestão da produção na indústria de calçados: revisão, classificação e análise Research on production management in the footwear industry: review, classification, and analysis

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    Moacir Godinho Filho

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho apresenta uma revisão bibliográfica que pretende ser completa (209 trabalhos sobre Gestão da Produção na indústria calçadista a partir do ano 1980, revisão esta não encontrada até agora na literatura de Gestão da Produção. A partir de tal revisão propôs-se um sistema de classificação baseado em 5 categorias: origem do trabalho; grande área da Engenharia de Produção focada no trabalho; subárea da Engenharia de Produção focada no trabalho; procedimento de pesquisa utilizado; e fonte do trabalho, que serviu para classificar e estruturar os artigos da revisão. Uma vez classificada e estruturada, a revisão bibliográfica sobre Gestão da Produção na indústria calçadista serviu de base para uma ampla análise do tema. Essa análise se baseou em dois pontos fundamentais: i um estudo quantitativo das grandes áreas da Engenharia de Produção focadas nos trabalhos, assim como da origem, fonte e procedimentos de pesquisa utilizados nos trabalhos; e ii um estudo qualitativo dos principais assuntos e objetivos alcançados por esses trabalhos. As principais contribuições deste trabalho são: servir de base para um maior conhecimento da literatura atualmente sobre Gestão da Produção na indústria de calçados e propor sugestões de pesquisas futuras na área.This paper presents a literature review that intends to be complete including 209 papers on Production Management on footwear industry since 1980. Such a review has not yet been available on the Production Management literature. This review was organized by means of a classification encompassing 5 dimensions: paper origin, area of Production Engineering focused in the paper, sub area of Production Engineering focused, research procedure used, and the paper source. Once classified and organized, the literature review about Production Management on footwear industry was the base of a broad theme analysis. This analysis was based on two basic points: i a

  13. Past environmental and climatic changes during the last 7200 cal yr BP in Adamawa plateau (Northern-Cameroun) based on fossil diatoms and sedimentary carbon isotopic records from Lake Mbalang

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    V. F. Nguetsop; Bentaleb, I.; C. Favier; Martin, C.; S. Bietrix; P. Giresse; Servant-Vildary, S.; M. Servant

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    Past limnological conditions of Lake Mbalang (7°19′ N, 13°44′ E, altitude: 1130 m) and vegetation type were reconstructed from diatoms and sedimentary stable carbon isotope records (δ13C) since 7200 cal yr BP. The data showed that before 3600 cal yr BP, the water column was dominantly stable except around 5000–5300 cal yr BP where diatoms evidenced a mixed upper water layer and δ13C data sug...

  14. Past environmental and climatic changes during the last 7200 cal yrs BP in Adamawa Plateau (Northern-Cameroun) based on fossil diatoms and sedimentary 13C isotopic records from Lake Mbalang

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    Martin, C.; Servant-Vildary, S.; C. Favier; Bentaleb, I.; V. F. Nguetsop; M. Servant

    2011-01-01

    Past limnological conditions of Lake Mbalang (7°19´ N, 13°44´ E, alt: 1130 m) and vegetation type were reconstructed from diatoms and sedimentary stable carbon isotope records (δ13C) since 7200 cal yrs BP. The data showed that before 3600 yrs cal BP the water column was preferentially cold and stable except around 5000–5300 cal yrs BP where diatom evidenced mixed upper water layer, δ13C data suggest more forested vegetation in the landscape. These stable conditions can be explaine...

  15. Efecto de la aplicación del extracto hidroalcohólico de flores de caléndula (calendula officinalis) en la estabilización del color y vida útil en pulpa de frutas

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    Domínguez Marín, Lady Elizabeth

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    Esta investigación se basó en la obtención y evaluación del extracto hidroalcohólico de la flor de caléndula (Calendula officinalis L.), empleándolo en la estabilización de la pulpa de arazá, como antioxidante y conservante natural. Este estudio surgió debido a que la flor de caléndula tiene importantes propiedades que pueden ser empleadas en la industria de alimentos. Entre los compuestos de la caléndula con mayor interés se encuentran los antioxidantes, compuestos que previenen el deterioro...

  16. El catalanismo en la hora del imperialismo. Un estudio excepcional sobre la proyección hispánica del nacionalismo "lligaire"

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    Eduardo GONZÁLEZ CALLEJA

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: Una breve referencia al debate suscitado desde hace veinticinco años sobre las pretendidas limitaciones de la historiografía catalana en su estudio del hecho nacional autóctono y sus relaciones con el Estado español sirve de introducción a la crítica de la última obra de Enric Ucelay-Da Cal, que trata de ser analizada a la luz de los conceptos, tomados de la nueva historia cultural, que pretenden vertebrar su trabajo: la metáfora, el juego y el mito, que han ido articulando y definiendo el concepto clave de imperio, cuyas diversas lecturas culturales y políticas en la escena internacional y peninsular constituyen la parte central de su ensayo. ABSTRACT: After a short review of the debate carried out in the last twentyfive years over the supposed limitations of the current historiography in the study of the Catalan nationalism and his relationship with the Spanish state, this article try to analyse the last work of Enric Ucelay-Da Cal. To fulfil it, we will use some con- cepts borrowed from the new cultural history, like metaphor, game and myth, and evaluate the way that they have created and defined the key concept of empire, whose different cultural and political interpretations in the international and peninsular scenes are the main subject of Ucelay’s essay.

  17. Two-point correlation functions of spin operators in the minimal models ${\\cal M}_{p,p'}$ perturbed by the field $\\Phi_{13}$

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    Belavin, A A; Litvinov, A V; Pugai, Y P; Zamolodchikov, A B; Zamolodchikov, Al.B.

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    Two-point correlation functions of spin operators in the minimal models ${{\\cal M}}_{p,p'}$ perturbed by the field $\\Phi_{13}$ are studied in the framework of conformal perturbation theory. The first-order corrections for the structure functions are derived analytically in terms of gamma functions. Together with the exact vacuum expectation values of local operators, this gives the short-distance expansion of the correlation functions. The long-distance behaviors of these correlation functions in the case ${{\\cal M}}_{2,2n+1}$ have been worked out using a form-factor bootstrap approach. The results of numerical calculations demonstrate that the short- and long-distance expansions match at the intermediate distances. Including the descendent operators in the OPE drastically improves the convergency region. The combination of the two methods thus describes the correlation functions at all length scales with good precision.

  18. Preparados estándar de nutrición parenteral y ajuste calórico Standard parenteral nutrition preparations and caloric adjustment

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    J. Llop

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: En nutrición parenteral es necesario adecuar el aporte a los requisitos calóricos estimados. Estas necesidades se podrían cubrir mediante preparados bi/tricamerales (NPE aunque presenten rigidez en su composición. Objetivo: Evaluar la adecuación del aporte calórico al utilizar NPE, determinar los factores que la condicionan y las complicaciones asociadas. Métodos: Estudio de cohortes, observacional y prospectivo durante nueve meses en pacientes quirúrgicos. Se compararon las necesidades calculadas con el aporte real. Se estudiaron que factores condicionaban el exceso y el déficit (peso, edad, factor de estrés, altura, glucemia y trigliceridemia mediante un modelo multivariante. Se estudiaron las complicaciones metabólicas (hiperglucemias, hipertrigliceridemias asociadas al exceso o al déficit mediante la t de Student. Se compararon los cálculos teóricos de la ecuación de Harris-Benedict y de Mifflin mediante una regresión lineal-correlación. Resultados: Se estudiaron 94 pacientes. En el 87% el aporte calórico estaba dentro del rango ± 15% de la media teórica. 30 pacientes estuvieron en exceso calórico y 61 en déficit. Los pacientes de peso elevado (> 68 kg, factor de estrés superior a 1,2 e hipertrigliceridemias (> 3 mmol/L tenían mayor riesgo de déficit calórico. El 22,8% presentaron hiperglucemias que se relacionaron con exceso calórico. El 19,8% presentaron hipertrigliceridemias que se asociaron con déficit calórico. En la comparación de las dos fórmulas los valores se correlacionaban excepto en pacientes con bajo peso y edad avanzada. Discusión: Aunque la NPE se adecua a los requisitos calóricos de la mayoría de los pacientes, en pacientes con elevado peso, hipercatabolismo e hipertrigliceridemia existe un riesgo de déficit.Introduction: In parenteral nutrition it is necessary to adjust the intake to the estimated caloric requirements. These needs may be achieved by the use of bi- or

  19. Impacto psicosocial del Downsizing sobre los trabajadores

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    Full Text Available El presente trabajo intenta ahondar en lo expuesto en un trabajo anterior sobre el downsizing como fenómeno psicosociolaboral, analizando su impacto psicosocial. En primer lugar, se exponen los diferentes niveles de comprensión de este fenómeno, para pasar al análisis de los efectos y consecuencias sobre las personas, diferenciando entre dos tipos de víctimas: a los que se van de la organización (despedidos y b los que se quedan en la organización (supervivientes, prestando especial atención a lo que se conoce ya como el "síndrome del superviviente", para lo que se aporta información sobre sus características, las variables moderadoras que intervienen y los modelos explicativos del mismo. Se termina con algunas consideraciones sobre la actualidad y relevancia de dicho síndrome sugiriendo la idea de que el fenómeno del downsizing y sus consecuencias sobre las personas nos enfrenta a lo que podríamos ya considerar como un nuevo síndrome de la Psicopatología Laboral: el síndrome del superviviente.

  20. DISERTACIÓN SOBRE JUSTICIA Y EQUIDAD

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    Sayuri P. Tamura M.

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available «Disertación sobre equidad y justicia» es básicamente una respuesta a una inquietud en particular que yo tenía sobre las distintas posiciones que existen sobre estos dos temas y cómo definir cuál es la más acertada. Hice una descripción del punto de vista de Amartya Sen –la violación de los derechos sobre la propiedad privada es justificable si evitan las hambrunas2– frente al de Robert Nozick –la propiedad privada es un derecho fundamental y como tal debe ser respetado3–, sin embargo, aunque ambos enfoques son totalmente contrarios tienen mucho sentido, por lo cual es bastante difícil decidirse por uno en particular. Fue de esta forma, enfrentando sus opiniones, que yo logré desarrollar una posición frente a estas dos perspectivas, y así dar mi opinión al DISERTACIÓN SOBRE JUSTICIA Y EQUIDAD SAYURI P. TAMURA M. Estudiante de Economía y Negocios Internacionales de la Universidad ICESI. respecto. Al final, llegué a una conclusión, que aunque no es la más original y tampoco es la única, tiene mucho sentido y seguramente de ser posible, la situación del país podría cambiar para bien.

  1. : [The evolution of Final Paleolithic osseous and lithic weapons: Magdalenian societies (20,000-14,000 cal. BP) in southwest Europe

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    Pétillon, Jean-Marc; Langlais, Mathieu

    2011-01-01

    This article focuses on the evolutions of the hunting equipment of the Magdalenian culture, from 20,000 to 14,000 cal. BP, in a geographic area encompassing the southwest of France and the north of Spain. Our perception of the Magdalenian hunting kit has been recently renewed by several technological analyses and experimental work. With the succession of Lower, Middle and Upper Magdalenian, the manufacture and use of lithic and osseous weapon tips undergo several technological and economical ...

  2. Question 9. Compte tenu de toutes ces informations, peut-on établir un tableau des risques encourus par la Nouvelle-Calédonie ?

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    Coléno, Alain

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    RésuméTrois grand type de risques peuvent être identifiés :– risque d’introduction d’espèces allochtones absentes de Nouvelle-Calédonie ;– risque d’implantation et de développement d’espèces allochtones introduites fortuitement ;– risque d’envahissement d’espèces déjà installées fortuitement ou volontairement.

  3. High-resolution paleomagnetic and sedimentological investigations on the Tibetan Plateau for the past 16 ka cal B.P.—The Tangra Yumco record

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    Henkel, Karoline; Haberzettl, Torsten; St-Onge, Guillaume; Wang, Junbo; Ahlborn, Marieke; Daut, Gerhard; Zhu, Liping; Mäusbacher, Roland

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    The spatial distribution of paleomagnetic secular variation (PSV) records on the Tibetan Plateau and adjacent areas covering the Holocene and Late Glacial is sparse. In order to reconstruct PSV in this area, a piston core covering the past 17.5 ka cal B.P. retrieved from Lake Tangra Yumco, southern-central Tibetan Plateau, was analyzed. In the laminated sediments, several event layers are intercalated. Those were identified by sedimentological analysis and excluded for age-depth modeling and interpretation. Paleomagnetic measurements on u-channels reveal two contrasting core sections. The lower section (dated to 17.5-15.9 ka cal B.P.) is very coarse grained (up to 220 µm) and characterized by low intensities (0.8 mA m-1) and high maximum angular deviation values (mean 25°), making it unsuitable for PSV reconstruction. In contrast, the upper unit (dated to <15.9 ka cal B.P.) yields ideal properties with a well-defined magnetization carried by low-coercivity minerals in the pseudo single domain state making those younger sediments a proper record for PSV studies. The robustness of the PSV reconstruction for the past 3000 years is highlighted by a comparable inclination and declination pattern of three short sediment cores (2 m) from Tangra Yumco. On a regional scale, the obtained inclination signal for the past 15.9 ka cal B.P. is in good agreement with the Lake Baikal record (3000 km to the North), PSV stack for East Asia, as well as with predictions of geomagnetic field models. This study is a step forward in constructing a PSV reference curve for central Asia.

  4. Lithium in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (LiCALS): a phase 3 multicentre, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial

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    Summary Background Lithium has neuroprotective effects in cell and animal models of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and a small pilot study in patients with ALS showed a significant effect of lithium on survival. We aimed to assess whether lithium improves survival in patients with ALS. Methods The lithium carbonate in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (LiCALS) trial is a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of oral lithium taken daily for 18 months in patients with ALS. Patien...

  5. Holocene climate variability and vegetation dynamics inferred from the (11700 cal. yr BP) Laguna Rabadilla de Vaca sediment record, southeastern Ecuadorian Andes

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    Niemann, Holger; Haberzettl, Torsten; Behling, Hermann

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    Palaeoenvironmental changes, inferred from a 492 cm long lake sediment core from Laguna Rabadilla de Vaca (3312 m) in Podocarpus National Park, southeastern Ecuadorian Andes, were investigated using multiple proxies. Pollen, spore and charcoal analyses, as well as x-ray fluorescence and magnetic susceptibility scanning reflect the last c. 11 700 cal. yr BP of climate and vegetation history. Pollen data indicate that the herb-paramo was the main vegetation type at Laguna Rabadilla de Vaca duri...

  6. Pollen, biomes, forest successions and climate at Lake Barombi Mbo (Cameroon during the last ca. 33 000 cal yr BP – a numerical approach

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    J. Lebamba

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to provide a more complete and precise interpretation of the 33 000 cal yr BP pollen sequence from Lake Barombi Mbo, southwestern Cameroon (4°39'45.75'' N, 9°23'51.63'' E, 303 m a.s.l., based on a numerical approach allowing quantitative estimates of vegetation and climate. The biomisation method was applied on fossil pollen assemblages to reconstruct potential biomes and forest successional stages. The modern analogues (MAT and the artificial neural networks (ANN techniques were used to reconstruct mean annual rainfall (Pann, mean annual potential evapotranspiration (PETann and a bioclimatic index α related to the vegetation stature. Our reconstructions testifies of a dense forested environment around Lake Barombi Mbo of mixed evergreen/semi-deciduous type during the most humid phases (highest rainfall and lowest evapotranspiration reconstructed values, but with a more pronounced semi-deciduous facies from ca. 6500 cal yr BP to present day related to increased seasonality. These forests display a mature character until ca. 2800 cal yr BP then become of secondary type during the last millennium probably linked to increased human interferences. Two episodes of fragmentation are evidenced synchronous with the lowest rainfall and highest potential evapotranspiration reconstructed values, the first one centered during the LGM, and the second one from ca. 3000 to ca. 1200 cal yr BP linked mainly to high seasonality. But, as shown by low scores of savanna potential biome and successional stage, open formations never largely extend in the Barombi Mbo basin, and were more probably enclosed inside the forest in form of savanna patches. Concerning the climatic reconstructions at Lake Barombi Mbo, The ANN appears to be the most reliable technique in spite of under-estimated values of Pann all along the sequence mainly due to a lack of modern pollen data from very humid areas in central Africa.

  7. Comportamiento de una pista experimental de pavimento flexible con base estabilizada con cal Behavior of an experimental track of flexible pavement with lime stabilized base

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    César Augusto Hidalgo Montoya

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se presentan resultados de una investigación realizada para determinar las propiedades de deformabilidad de bases estabilizadas con cal a partir de ensayos de campo no destructivos. Se realizaron ensayos de placa estática y viga Benkelman en un tramo de prueba de pavimento flexible de 70m de longitud. Se usaron diferentes mezclas de suelo-cal y varios espesores de la estructura para evaluar el comportamiento del pavimento. A partir de los resultados de estos ensayos fueron realizados retroanálisis del comportamiento del pavimento. El método de los elementos finitos y el modelo elástico de esfuerzos y deformaciones en sistema de capas múltiples se usaron en los retroanálisis para estimar los módulos de deformabilidad de la base estabilizada con cal. Se concluye que la adición de cal mejora sustancialmente las propiedades de los pavimentos evaluados.This paper presents results of a research carried out to determine the proprieties of deformation of lime stabilized bases using non destructive field tests. Static plate tests and Benkelman beam tests were made on an experimental track of flexible pavement of 70 m length. Several mixtures of soil-lime and several thickness of the stabilized base were used to evaluate the behavior of the pavement. With the results of these tests, back analysis of the behavior of pavement was carried out. The finite elements method and the elastic stress and strain in a multi layers system were used to estimate the deformation modulus of the lime stabilized bases. It is concluded that the lime addition significantly improves the properties of evaluated pavements.

  8. Moda rápida na indústria calçadista: intervenção setorial no arranjo produtivo de Nova Serrana

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    Giancarlo Medeiros Pereira

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Em 2008, fabricantes de calçados da região de Nova Serrana juntamente com seus fornecedores de insumos articularam uma intervenção setorial destinada a aumentar a diversidade da oferta na cadeia de suprimentos, acelerar o desenvolvimento de novos produtos e reduzir os custos dos insumos. A despeito do interesse das partes, a intervenção não produziu os resultados desejados. Este artigo busca entender os motivos que bloquearam tais objetivos. Foram estudados quinze fabricantes de calçados e quinze fornecedores de insumos. O método de pesquisa foi o estudo de caso múltiplo. Em sessões de grupos focados com os empresários, foi construída uma estrutura de construtos e variáveis que desvelou a inter-relação entre a flexibilidade de suprimento e o desenvolvimento de produtos. Os achados sugerem que a demanda por exclusividade de insumos, imposta pelos grandes fabricantes de calçados, a possibilidade de conflito com os representantes dos grandes e médios fornecedores de insumos, o receio de cópia das criações, a desatenção a demandas locais e o desempenho insatisfatório em entregas causaram o insucesso da intervenção.

  9. In Vitro Effect of the Synthetic cal14.1a Conotoxin, Derived from Conus californicus, on the Human Parasite Toxoplasma gondii

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    De León-Nava, Marco A.; Romero-Núñez, Eunice; Luna-Nophal, Angélica; Bernáldez-Sarabia, Johanna; Sánchez-Campos, Liliana N.; Licea-Navarro, Alexei F.; Morales-Montor, Jorge; Muñiz-Hernández, Saé

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    Toxins that are secreted by cone snails are small peptides that are used to treat several diseases. However, their effects on parasites with human and veterinary significance are unknown. Toxoplasma gondii is an opportunistic parasite that affects approximately 30% of the world’s population and can be lethal in immunologically compromised individuals. The conventional treatment for this parasitic infection has remained the same since the 1950s, and its efficacy is limited to the acute phase of infection. These findings have necessitated the search for new drugs that specifically target T. gondii. We examined the effects of the synthetic toxin cal14.1a (s-cal14.1a) from C. californicus on the tachyzoite form of T. gondii. Our results indicate that, at micromolar concentrations, s-cal14.1a lowers viability and inhibits host cell invasion (by 50% and 61%, respectively) on exposure to extracellular parasites. Further, intracellular replication decreased significantly while viability of the host cell was unaffected. Our study is the first report on the antiparasitic activity of a synthetic toxin of C. californicus. PMID:27070627

  10. Development of the Selection Procedure for a Measurement of the Ratio of Branching Fractions $R_{pK}={\\cal B}(\\Lambda_b^0 \\rightarrow pK\\mu^+\\mu^-)/{\\cal B}(\\Lambda_b^0 \\rightarrow pKe^+e^-)$ as a Test of Lepton Universality

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    A selection procedure for the non-rare decays $\\Lambda_b^0 \\to pK^-J/\\psi(\\to \\ell^+\\ell^-)$ (where $\\ell = \\mu,e$) is presented, involving PID selection, removal of peaking backgrounds and multivariate analysis. Unforeseen delays in the acquisition of up to date stripping lines have slowed progress, but a verification of the selection through the measurement of ${\\cal B}(\\Lambda_b^0 \\to pK^-J/\\psi(\\to \\mu^+\\mu^-))/{\\cal B}(\\Lambda_b^0 \\to pK^-J/\\psi(\\to e^+e^-))$ is expected very soon. The same selection will then be used to isolate the rare decays $\\Lambda_b^0 \\to pK^-\\ell^+\\ell^-$ (where $\\ell = \\mu,e$) in order to make the first ever observation of the decay $\\Lambda_b^0 \\to pK^-e^+e^-$, and to test lepton universality by making the first ever measurement of $R_{pK} = {\\cal B}(\\Lambda_b^0 \\to pK^-\\mu^+\\mu^-)/{\\cal B}(\\Lambda_b^0 \\to pK^-e^+e^-)$. The expected sources of systematic error are also discussed.

  11. Ensaio sobre Saramago = Essay on Saramago

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    Weigert, Sergio

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Partindo da obra de José Saramago, Ensaio sobre a Cegueira, constrói-se o “Ensaio sobre Saramago” sob perspectiva filosófica, fundamentada particularmente em Fredric Jameson. A interrupção da quotidianidade, matéria do desenvolvimento do conteúdo, faz aflorar a hipótese da temporalidade congelada, suporte da argumentação do teórico. Levanta-se a discussão sobre Modernidade e Pós-Modernidade da obra de Saramago, avançando no recurso da ironia, não como alicerce, mas como teia que tece, envolvendo tecido e artista.

  12. Modeling the formation and aging of secondary organic aerosols in Los Angeles during CalNex 2010

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    P. L. Hayes

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Four different parameterizations for the formation and evolution of secondary organic aerosol (SOA are evaluated using a 0-D box model representing the Los Angeles Metropolitan Region during the CalNex 2010 field campaign. We constrain the model predictions with measurements from several platforms and compare predictions with particle and gas-phase observations from the CalNex Pasadena ground site. That site provides a unique opportunity to study aerosol formation close to anthropogenic emission sources with limited recirculation. The model SOA formed only from the oxidation of VOCs (V-SOA is insufficient to explain the observed SOA concentrations, even when using SOA parameterizations with multi-generation oxidation that produce much higher yields than have been observed in chamber experiments, or when increasing yields to their upper limit estimates accounting for recently reported losses of vapors to chamber walls. The Community Multiscale Air Quality (WRF-CMAQ model (version 5.0.1 provides excellent predictions of secondary inorganic particle species but underestimates the observed SOA mass by a factor of 25 when an older VOC-only parameterization is used, which is consistent with many previous model-measurement comparisons for pre-2007 anthropogenic SOA modules in urban areas. Including SOA from primary semi-volatile and intermediate volatility organic compounds (P-S/IVOCs following the parameterizations of Robinson et al. (2007, Grieshop et al. (2009, or Pye and Seinfeld (2010 improves model/measurement agreement for mass concentration. When comparing the three parameterizations, the Grieshop et al. (2009 parameterization more accurately reproduces both the SOA mass concentration and oxygen-to-carbon ratio inside the urban area. Our results strongly suggest that other precursors besides VOCs, such as P-S/IVOCs, are needed to explain the observed SOA concentrations in Pasadena. All the parameterizations over-predict urban SOA formation at

  13. Selection of CalB immobilization method to be used in continuous oil transesterification: analysis of the economical impact.

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    Séverac, Etienne; Galy, Olivier; Turon, Fabrice; Pantel, Catherine Azzaro; Condoret, Jean-Stéphane; Monsan, Pierre; Marty, Alain

    2011-01-01

    Enzymatic transesterification of triglycerides in a continuous way is always a great challenge with a large field of applications for biodiesel, bio-lubricant, bio-surfactant, etc. productions. The lipase B from Candida antarctica (CalB) is the most appreciated enzyme because of its high activity and its non-regio-selectivity toward positions of fatty acid residues on glycerol backbone of triglycerides. Nevertheless, in the field of heterogeneous catalysis, we demonstrated that the medium hydrophilic nature of the support used for its commercial form (Lewatit VPOC1600) is a limitation. Glycerol is adsorbed onto support inducing drastic decrease in enzyme activity. Glycerol would form a hydrophilic layer around the enzyme resulting in diffusional limitations during triglyceride transfer to the enzyme. Accurel MP, a very hydrophobic macroporous polymer of propylene, was found not to adsorb glycerol. Immobilization conditions using this support were optimized. The best support was Accurel MP1001 (particle size<1000 μm) and a pre-treatment of the support with acetone instead of ethanol enables the adsorption rate and the immobilized enzyme quantity to be maximized. An economical approach (maximization of the process net present value) was expanded in order to explore the impact of immobilization on development of an industrial packed bed reactor. The crucial ratio between the quantity of lipase and the quantity of support, taking into account enzyme, support and equipped packed bed reactor costs was optimized in this sense. The biocatalyst cost was found as largely the main cost centre (2-10 times higher than the investments for the reactor vessel). In consequence, optimal conditions for immobilization were a compromise between this immobilization yield (90% of lipase immobilized), biocatalyst activity, reactor volume and total investments. PMID:22112772

  14. Impacto psicosocial del Downsizing sobre los trabajadores

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    CRISTÓBAL JIMÉNEZ JIMÉNEZ; JOSÉ LUIS SÁNCHEZ LAGUNA

    2006-01-01

    El presente trabajo intenta ahondar en lo expuesto en un trabajo anterior sobre el downsizing como fenómeno psicosociolaboral, analizando su impacto psicosocial. En primer lugar, se exponen los diferentes niveles de comprensión de este fenómeno, para pasar al análisis de los efectos y consecuencias sobre las personas, diferenciando entre dos tipos de víctimas: a) los que se van de la organización (despedidos) y b) los que se quedan en la organización (supervivientes), prestando especial atenc...

  15. Principios sobre semáforos

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    VALENCIA ALAIX, VÍCTOR GABRIEL

    2000-01-01

    Debido a la ausencia de una publicación que reuniese los aspectos más relevantes sobre semáforos y en el marco académico sobre ingeniería de tránsito de los cursos de pregrado y posgrado en Vías y Transporte de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Sede Medellín, se ha preparado este documento como guía introductoria a dicho tema. En su preparación se han recogido los tópicos principales de varias publicaciones internacionales y nacionales, además, su desarrollo ha considerado la experi...

  16. Sobre la esclavitud: libro de artista

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    MACHADO JIMÉNEZ, ALBERTO

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    Sobre la esclavitud es un libro de artista, donde encontraremos imágenes acompañadas de breves frases que hacen referencia al tema propuesto en cada ilustración para que así se pueda comprender mejor la intención de este trabajo, reflexionar sobre la manera que tenemos de ver las cosas, en este caso, con respecto a la esclavitud. Dar a conocer distintas formas de ser esclavo en este sistema sería uno de los objetivos principales. Hacer litografías, dibujos con el uso de acua...

  17. Rastros: dizendo sobre os fazeres/dizeres

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    MELLO MARISOL BARENCO CORRÊA DE

    2001-01-01

    Com vistas ao aclaramento de noções erroneamente herdadas do contexto social e histórico da cultura moderna ocidental, que teve/tem como um de seus projetos o "apagamento" do sujeito, ou o distanciamento entre os sujeitos e suas formas de fazer, dizer, pensar, este artigo pretende contribuir com elementos para a construção de um outro paradigma nas ciências humanas. Trata-se de um relato sobre o processo de construção de nossa própria pesquisa, articulado à reflexão sobre as diversas formas d...

  18. Consideraciones sobre diferentes procesos productivos y sus consecuencias sobre el medio ambiente

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    Caridad Ramos Alvariño

    2004-01-01

    En el presente trabajo se exponen algunas consideraciones sobre diferentes procesos productivos y sus consecuencias sobre el medio ambiente. La disminución del impacto negativo de algunas producciones sobre el medio ambiente es favorable, pero el problema va más allá y de lo que se trata es de la necesidad de una transformación sostenible de las producciones que puedan conducir a una vida agradable y una naturaleza conservada entre otras muchas cuestiones que agobian hoy al mundo. La solución...

  19. Las fuentes cristianas sobre Jesús

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    Melero Martínez, J.M.

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo es una presentación de las fuentes históricas sobre Jesús de Nazaret: fuentes sinópticas, fuente Q, fuentes afines a la gnosis, fragmentos de evangelio con material sinóptico o joánico, evangelios judeocristianos y otras fuentes.

  20. Sobre o natural e o actor

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    Tavares, Margarida

    2010-01-01

    Neste artigo, procura-se reflectir sobre o conceito de natural quando aplicado ao trabalho do actor. Parte-se de quatro relevantes textos da dramaturgia ocidental, a saber: Hamlet, de Shakespeare; Crítica da ‘Escola das mulheres’ e O improviso de Versalhes, de Molière; e O teatro cómico, de Goldoni.

  1. Sobre un sistema no lineal de epidemias

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    Ortega S., Luis

    2012-01-01

    Un modelo sobre epidemias que describe la población infectada y la población susceptible de ser infectada en el cual se toma en consideraci6n el efecto de difusión es el siguiente: [Formula Matemática].

  2. Alteração de atributos físicos em latossolo com aplicação superficial de escória de aciaria, lama cal, lodos de esgoto e calcário Oxisol physical attributes affected by surface application of flue dust, aqueous lime, sewage sludges and limestone

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    Juliano Corulli Corrêa

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Os resíduos industriais e urbanos podem atuar como condicionadores do solo, pois possuem a capacidade de alterar suas propriedades físicas. Contudo, não há referência para os atributos físicos do solo quando esses resíduos são aplicados sobre a superfície do solo no sistema plantio direto. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o efeito da aplicação superficial de escória de aciaria, lama cal, lodos de esgoto e calcário nos atributos físicos de um Latossolo Vermelho distrófico sob sistema plantio direto. Os tratamentos foram constituídos por quatro resíduos: lodos de esgoto centrifugado - LC e de biodigestor - LB, escória de aciaria - E, e lama cal - Lcal, interagindo com quatro doses (0, 2, 4 e 8 t ha-1, aplicadas na forma seca mais uma testemunha (controle, constituída da aplicação de 2 t ha-1 de calcário. O delineamento experimental foi em blocos casualizados no esquema fatorial 4 x 4 + 1, com quatro repetições. A presença de Ca na composição de lama cal, lodo de esgoto centrifugado, escória de aciaria e calcário permite o aumento da agregação das partículas, diâmetro médio ponderado, índice de estabilidade de agregados, porosidade e retenção de água, sendo essas alterações distintas para cada fonte, dose e profundidade de reação no solo. A aplicação superficial da lama cal na dose de 8 t ha-1, após 27 meses de reação, proporcionou a maior agregação das partículas no solo, desde a superfície até 40 cm de profundidade.The residues flue dust, aqueous lime and sewage sludge (centrifuge and biodigestor may affect soil physical attributes. The use of industrial and urban residues in soil, with emphasis to sewage sludge, was done in tilled soil, and there are no repports on soil physical attributes affected by these residues on soil surface in no-till system The goal of this study was to evaluate the physical attributes of a an Oxisol in no-till system by surface dispoasal of sewage sludge, flue

  3. Síntesis de la Zeolita ITQ-33

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    Corma, Avelino; Moliner Marín, Manuel; Serra Alfaro, José Manuel; Díaz Cabañas, María José

    2007-01-01

    Se ha sintetizado un nuevo material poroso cristalino, denominado ITQ-33 que en su forma calcinada presenta valores de difracción de rayos X que se muestran en la Tabla 1. Se describe también la síntesis del material ITQ-33. El material es útil en su forma ácida y en forma de catalizador bifuncional.

  4. Structural simulation of natural zeolites; Simulacion estructural de zeolitas naturales

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    Sanchez P, E.; Carrera G, L.M. [Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares, A.P. 18-1027, 11801 Mexico D.F. (Mexico)

    1997-07-01

    The application of X-ray diffraction (XRD) in the study of crystalline structures of the natural and modified zeolites allows the identification, lattice parameter determination and the crystallinity grade of the sample of interest. Until two decades ago, simulation methods of X-ray diffraction patterns were developed with which was possible to do reliable determinations of their crystalline structure. In this work it is presented the first stage of the crystalline structure simulation of zeolitic material from Etla, Oaxaca which has been studied for using it in the steam production industry and purification of industrial water. So that the natural material was modified for increasing its sodium contents and this material in its turn was put in contact with aqueous solutions of Na, Mg and Ca carbonates. All the simulations were done with the Lazy-Pulverix method. The considered phase was clinoptilolite. It was done the comparison with three clinoptilolite reported in the literature. (Author)

  5. Disponibilidade de metais pesados em Latossolo com aplicação superficial de escória, lama cal, lodos de esgoto e calcário Heavy metal exchangeable in an Oxisol with surface application of flue dust, aqueous lime, sewage sludge and limestone

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    Juliano Corulli Corrêa

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar alguns atributos químicos do solo e a disponibilidade de cádmio (Cd, cromo (Cr, níquel (Ni, mercúrio (Hg, chumbo (Pb e arsênio (As, por meio da extração pelo DTPA, em conseqüência da aplicação superficial de escória de aciaria, lama cal e lodos de esgoto centrifugados e de biodigestores, nas doses 0 (testemunha, 2, 4 e 8 Mg ha-1 e um tratamento adicional composto pela calagem superficial na dose 2 Mg ha-1. O experimento foi conduzido em delineamento de blocos ao acaso, em condições de campo, em área sob sistema plantio direto, durante 2003 e 2004. A aplicação superficial de escória de aciaria, lama cal, lodo de esgoto centrifugado e de biodigestor, até a dose 8 Mg ha-1, assim como o calcário na dose 2 Mg ha-1, não trazem problemas de disponibilidade ao ambiente, com relação aos metais pesados Cd, Cr, Hg, Pb, Ni e As, quando aplicados sobre a superfície em Latossolo Vermelho distrófico, no sistema plantio direto. A fitodisponibilidade de metais pesados às culturas da soja e aveia-preta foi nula, quando foram aplicadas doses de até 8 Mg ha-1 de lodo de esgoto, escória e lama cal sobre a superfície do solo, no sistema plantio direto.The objective of this work was to evaluate the soil chemical attributes and exchange of cadmium (Cd, chromium (Cr, nickel (Ni, mercury (Hg, lead (Pb and arsenic (As by DTPA extractor in an Oxisol with surface application of flue dust, aqueous lime, sewage sludge in rates of zero (control, 2, 4 and 8 Mg ha-1 and one additional treatment of dolomitic limestone at 2 Mg ha-1. The experiment was carried out in a randomized blocks design under field conditions, in a no-tillage system in 2003 and 2004. The surface applications of flue dust, aqueous lime and sewage sludge centrifuge and biodigestor at 8 Mg ha-1, as well as the application of limestone at 2 Mg ha-1, cause no problems of exchange to the environment, related to the heavy metals Cd, Cr, Hg, Pb, Ni

  6. California's Methane Budget derived from CalNex P-3 Aircraft Observations and the WRF-STILT Lagrangian Transport Model

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    Santoni, G. W.; Xiang, B.; Kort, E. A.; Daube, B.; Andrews, A. E.; Sweeney, C.; Wecht, K.; Peischl, J.; Ryerson, T. B.; Angevine, W. M.; Trainer, M.; Nehrkorn, T.; Eluszkiewicz, J.; Wofsy, S. C.

    2012-12-01

    We present constraints on California emission inventories of methane (CH4) using atmospheric observations from nine NOAA P-3 flights during the California Nexus (CalNex) campaign in May and June of 2010. Measurements were made using a quantum cascade laser spectrometer (QCLS) and a cavity ring-down spectrometer (CRDS) and calibrated to NOAA standards in-flight. Five flights sampled above the northern and southern central valley and an additional four flights probed the south coast air basin, quantifying emissions from the Los Angeles basin. The data show large (>100 ppb) CH4 enhancements associated with point and area sources such as cattle and manure management, landfills, wastewater treatment, gas production and distribution infrastructure, and rice agriculture. We compare aircraft observations to modeled CH4 distributions by accounting for a) transport using the Stochastic Time-Inverted Lagrangian Transport (STILT) model driven by Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) meteorology, b) emissions from inventories such as EDGAR and ones constructed from California-specific state and county databases, each gridded to 0.1° x 0.1° resolution, and c) spatially and temporally evolving boundary conditions such as GEOS-Chem and a NOAA aircraft profile measurement derived curtain imposed at the edge of the WRF domain. After accounting for errors associated with transport, planetary boundary layer height, lateral boundary conditions, seasonality of emissions, and the spatial resolution of surface emission prior estimates, we find that the California Air Resources Board (CARB) CH4 budget is a factor of 1.64 too low. Using a Bayesian inversion to the flight data, we estimate California's CH4 budget to be 2.5 TgCH4/yr, with emissions from cattle and manure management, landfills, rice, and natural gas infrastructure, representing roughly 82%, 26%, 9% and 32% (sum = 149% with other sources accounting for the additional 15%) of the current CARB CH4 budget estimate of 1.52 TgCH4

  7. Viabilidade do uso de resíduos da agroindústria coureiro-calçadista no solo Viability of using tannery and leather residues in the soil

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    Clesio Gianello

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available As indústrias couro-calçadistas geram grandes quantidades de resíduos que contém cromo, produto utilizado no curtimento do couro. Para avaliar os efeitos de três aplicações de lodo de curtume (LC, resíduo de rebaixadeira (RR e aparas de couro (AC sobre o rendimento do sorgo (Sorghum graniferum e rabanete (Raphanus sativus, foi conduzido um experimento em colunas de PVC, com três tipos de solo, durante o período de 1996 a 1999. Foram determinados no solo os valores de pH e o teor de cromo, bem como o teor de cromo nas partes comestíveis das plantas. Os resíduos não afetaram o crescimento das plantas, quando foram feitas a calagem e a adubação mineral. O LC pode neutralizar a acidez do solo e suprir nitrogênio para as plantas. O teor de cromo nas partes comestíveis das plantas aumentou com a aplicação sucessiva dos resíduos, estando, entretanto, sem exceder os teores aceitáveis para o consumo. Não foi observada a mobilidade de cromo para as camadas subsuperficiais do solo.Tannery and leather industries generate high amounts of residues often containing chromium used as a tanning agent. To evaluate the effects of three applications of tannery sludge (TS, leather shavings (LS and leather shreds (LS on sorghum (Sorghum graniferum and radish (Raphanus sativus, a microplot experiment with tree soil types was conducted during the 1996 to 1999 period. Soils pH and Cr contents in plants' edible parts were determined. The residues did not affect plant growth, when properly limed and fertilized. The TS can neutralize soil acidity and supply N for the plants. Plant Cr contents in the edible parts increased with residues application, being however on the range appropriate for consumption. It was not observed Cr mobility to the soil subsurface layers.

  8. Overview Of Cal-Mex 2010: US-Mexico Collaborative Project On Air Quality And Climate Change In The California-Mexico Border Region

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    Molina, L. T.; Cal-Mex Science Team

    2010-12-01

    The composition of the atmosphere over the US-Mexico border region is affected by cross-border transport of emissions in both directions. Air quality issues in the California-Mexico (Cal-Mex) border are associated with air masses originating in the portion of the border region adjacent to California, which includes two of the sister city pairs (Tijuana-San Diego and Mexicali-Calexico) that have the most severe air pollution problems, posing a serious health threat to their inhabitants as well as affecting ecosystem viability and regional climate for large downwind distances. During May-June 2010, an intensive field study was undertaken by US-Mexico collaborative teams to characterize the major sources of primary and secondary particulate matter and precursor gases in the California-Mexico (Cal-Mex) border region, their transport and transformation, and the impact of these emissions on regional air quality and climate. The ground-based measurements included a central fixed site located in Tijuana that housed state-of-the-science instruments to measure gases, aerosols, radiation and meteorological parameters; a mobile eddy covariance laboratory that measured surface-atmosphere exchange fluxes of carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and particle number; several mobile units for criteria pollutants and meteorological parameters; and measurements of fine particles and trace gases at the border crossing areas. Preliminary results from the field study will be presented. Cal-Mex Science Team includes: Molina Center for Energy and the Environment, Texas A & M University, Scripps Institution of Oceanography/University of California at San Diego, Virginia Tech, San Diego State University, National University of Mexico, National Institute of Ecology/Mexican Ministry of the Environment, University of the State of Morelos, LT Consulting Group, University of Baja California (Mexicali, Tijuana, Ensenada, Valle de Las Palmas campuses), Secretary of the Environment of Baja California

  9. «Què Cal Saber?», las fichas de lexicografía de la Societat Catalana de Biologia

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    Ricard Roca

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available «Què Cal Saber?» es una publicación en formato de fichas coleccionables editar por la Societat Catalana de Biologia y el Institut d'Estudis Catalans, dedicada a la divulgación de la terminología científica y la normativa lingüística de la lengua catalana. La obra trata temas de diversas disciplinas científicas, como la biología, la medicina y la química y aspectos como la tipografía científica, las novedades terminológicas, etc. El vocal de lexicografía de la SCB es el autor principal del texto, aunque la obra está abierta a colaboraciones externas. El TERMCAT y el Servei de Correcció Lingüística del IEC tienen un papel importante en la elaboración de esta obra. Los números son accesibles fácilmente a través de la web de la SCB. ---------------------------------------------------- «Què Cal Saber?», the lexicography cards of the Societat Catalana de Biologia. «Què Cal Saber?» is a collection of technical handouts published by the Societat Catalana de Biologia and the Institut d'Estudis Catalans, aimed to disseminate Catalan scientific terminology and linguistic rules. The work deals with diverse scientific matters, including biology, medicine and chemistry, as well as other fields like scientific typography and terminology updates. The main author is the SCB member in charge of lexicography, although the work is open to external collaborations. The issues are easily accesible through the SCB website.

  10. AMPK-dependent signaling modulates the suppression of invasion and migration by fenofibrate in CAL 27 oral cancer cells through NF-κB pathway.

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    Tsai, Shih-Chang; Tsai, Ming-Hsui; Chiu, Chang-Fang; Lu, Chi-Cheng; Kuo, Sheng-Chu; Chang, Nai-Wen; Yang, Jai-Sing

    2016-07-01

    Fenofibrate, a peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPARα) agonist and lipid-lowering agent, has been used worldwide for treatment of hyperlipidemia. The clinical trials demonstrate that fenofibrate possesses multiple pharmacological activities, including antitumor effects. However, the precise mechanisms in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) remain unclear. In this study, we investigated the anticancer effects of fenofibrate on the migration and invasion of human oral cancer CAL 27 cells. Fenofibrate inhibited the cell migration and invasion of CAL 27 cells by the wound healing and Boyden chamber transwell assays, respectively. In addition, fenofibrate reduced the protein expressions of MMP-1, MMP-2, MMP-7, and MMP-9 by Western blotting and inhibited enzyme activities of MMP-2/-9 using gelatin zymography assay. Results from immunoblotting analysis showed that the proteins of p-LKB1 (Ser428), LKB1, p-AMPKα (Thr172), p-AMPKα1/α2 (Ser425/Ser491), p-AMPKβ1 (Ser108), and AMPKγ1 were upregulated by fenofibrate; the levels of p-IKKα/β (Ser176) and p-IκBα were reduced in fenofibrate-treated cells. Also, fenofibrate suppressed the expressions of nuclear NF-κB p65 and p50 by immunoblotting and NF-κB DNA binding activity by EMSA assay. The anti-invasive effect of fenofibrate was attenuated by compound C [an adenosine 5'-monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK) inhibitor] or dominant negative form of AMPK (DN-AMPKα1). Thus, fenofibrate considerably inhibited metastatic behaviors of CAL 27 cells might be mediated through blocking NF-κB signaling, resulting in the inhibition of MMPs; these effects were AMPK-dependent rather than PPARα signaling. Our findings provide a molecular rationale, whereby fenofibrate exerts anticancer effects and additional beneficial effects for the treatment of cancer patients. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Environ Toxicol 31: 866-876, 2016. PMID:25545733

  11. EVALUACIÓN EXPERIMENTAL DE UNIDADES SÍLICO-CALCÁREAS A PARTIR DE ESCORIA DE ALTO HORNO Y CAL HIDRÁULICA PARA MAMPOSTERÍA

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    NILSON ARIEL LEÓN; NÉSTOR RICARDO ROJAS REYES; BERNARDO UMBARILA SUÁREZ; M. OSWALDO BUSTAMANTE R.

    2009-01-01

    El presente artículo estudia la posibilidad de fabricar elementos sílico-calcáreos para mampostería a partir de dos tipos de materias primas como son las escorias de Alto Horno y las cales hidráulicas. En el presente trabajo se evaluaron algunas propiedades físicas de las probetas fabricadas con los anteriores materiales con respecto a la Norma Técnica Colombiana, para 5 tipos de mezclas que varían entre 10 y 50 % de cal. Los resultados mostraron que es factible la fabricación de ladrillos sí...

  12. Detrimental incorporation of excess Cenp-A/Cid and Cenp-C into Drosophila centromeres is prevented by limiting amounts of the bridging factor Cal1

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    Schittenhelm, R B; F. Althoff; Heidmann, S; Lehner, C F

    2010-01-01

    Propagation of centromere identity during cell cycle progression in higher eukaryotes depends critically on the faithful incorporation of a centromere-specific histone H3 variant encoded by CENPA in humans and cid in Drosophila. Cenp-A/Cid is required for the recruitment of Cenp-C, another conserved centromere protein. With yeast three-hybrid experiments, we demonstrate that the essential Drosophila centromere protein Cal1 can link Cenp-A/Cid and Cenp-C. Cenp-A/Cid and Cenp-C interact with th...

  13. Contribution à l'amélioration des survies et performances de reproduction de L. stylirostris en saison fraîche en Nouvelle-Calédonie

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    Pham, Dominique; Wabete, Nelly; Lemaire, Pierrette; Mailliez, Jean-rene; Broutoi, Francis; Chim, Liet

    2008-01-01

    Depuis 1993, la filière crevetticole calédonienne est confrontée aux mortalités de saison froide dont les causes sont multifactorielles. Cette pathologie appelé « Syndrome 93 » affecte non seulement les animaux dans les bassins de grossissement, mais elle touche également les géniteurs après leur transfert en salle de maturation, les pertes pouvant atteindre 35% en 48 heures. A partir de la littérature et d’études physiologiques de la Litopenaeus stylirostris, différentes combinaisons de troi...

  14. Aixecament, rehabilitació i canvi d'ús a allotjament rural del magatzem agrícola de "Cal Fèlix"

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    Marín Cerón, Marc

    2010-01-01

    El present Projecte Final de Carrera (PFC) té per objecte desenvolupar el projecte tècnic de rehabilitació i canvi d’ús a allotjament rural, del magatzem agrícola de “Cal Fèlix”. El magatzem està situat al municipi de Forès, a la comarca de la Conca de Barberà, província de Tarragona. Al llarg dels anys s’hi han realitzat puntualment diferents intervencions. Tot i havent estat rehabilitat, presenta algunes lesions. Els elements afectats es reforçaran o es substituiran segons el di...

  15. Cluster e supply chain na definição estratégica da indústria do calçado

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    Teixeira, Gualter Henrique Vieira de Jesus

    2005-01-01

    A presente dissertação procura demonstrar de que forma a Gestão da Cadeia de Abastecimento e as sinergias obtidas no âmbito do “Cluster”, se podem conjugar na definição estratégica da indústria portuguesa do calçado e consequentemente contribuírem para o desenvolvimento sustentado e competitivo das empresas deste sector industrial. Neste enquadramento foi essencial analisar as determinantes da competitividade, principalmente da competitividade empresarial e numa perspecti...

  16. Arreflexia pós-calórica bilateral: aplicabilidade clínica da reabilitação vestibular

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    Bittar Roseli Saraiva Moreira; Bottino Marco Aurélio; Pedalini Maria Elisabete Bovino; Ramalho Jeanne da Rosa Oiticica; Carneiro Camila de Giacomo

    2004-01-01

    A perda bilateral da função vestibular é rara em pacientes com vertigem e desequilíbrio, porém os sintomas muitas vezes são incapacitantes e seu tratamento é tema controverso na literatura. OBJETIVO: Nosso objetivo foi avaliar e descrever a resposta clínica de pacientes com distúrbio do equilíbrio corporal secundário à arreflexia vestibular pós-calórica bilateral, documentada pela eletronistagmografia, submetidos à Reabilitação Vestibular. FORMA DE ESTUDO: Retrospectivo, inclui um desenho de ...

  17. Downregulation of KLF8 expression by shRNA induces inhibition of cell proliferation in CAL27 human oral cancer cells

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    Bin, Zhang; Ke-Yi, Li; Wei-Feng, Zhang; Li-Cheng, Jiang; Xian-Bin, Liu; Chun-Peng, Xia; Dao-Ying, Yuan; Shu-Wei, Liu

    2013-01-01

    Objectives: KLF8 is a member of KLF transcription factors which play an important tolr in oncogenesis. It is barely expressed in normal human epithelial cells but highly overexpressed in several types of human cancer cell lines. In the present study, we investigate the role of KLF8 in oral cancer and the effects of KLF8 knockdown via lentivirus mediated siRNA infection in human adenosquamos carcinoma CAL 27 cells. Study Design: We developed a vector-based siRNA expression system that can indu...

  18. Especialização produtiva nos arranjos produtivos locais (APL de calçados do Brasil: 1995 – 2006

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    Vinícius Gonçalves Vidigal

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve como objetivo apresentar e avaliar a evolução da especialização produtiva dos APLs calçadistas do Vale do Sinos (RS, de Franca (SP, de Birigui (SP e de Nova Serrana (MG, ao longo do período entre 1995 e2006. O instrumental analítico refere-se à aplicação do Quociente Locacional, que consiste em um índice de especialização. Os resultados demonstraram significativa especialização dos arranjos, a qual apresentou pequena redução no período analisado. O foco dos APLs do Vale do Sinos e de Franca está na produção de calçados de couro, sendo que o primeiro apresentou certa diversificação, dedicandosemais aos tênis; Nova Serrana, especializado na fabricação de tênis, demonstrou crescente importância na fabricação de chinelos e sandálias de borracha; e Birigui mostrou especialização estável na produção de calçados infantis. Portanto, conclui-se que, a despeito de um movimento de diversificação observado em alguns casos, os arranjos estudados têm mantido consistentemente fortes níveis de especialização produtiva na produção de calçados.Abstract The present study aimed to present and assess the evolution of productivespecialization of the footwear manufacturers LPAs in the Sinos Valley (RS, Franca (SP, Birigui (SP and Nova Serrana (MG, over the period between 1995 and 2006. The analytical instrument refers to the application of the Location Quotient, which consists of a specialization index. The results demonstrated significant specialization of the arrangements, which decreased slightly during the period. The focus of the Sinos Valley and Franca LPAs is in the production of leather footwear, and the first presented some diversification dedicating more to tennis shoes; Nova Serrana, whichis specialized in manufacturing tennis shoes, demonstrated growing importance of slippers and rubber sandals; and Birigui showed stable specialization in the production of children's shoes. Therefore

  19. Diferentes visões sobre a cidade

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    Veriano Takuji Miura

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available A paisagem urbana sempre exerceu um fascínio sobre os homens. Ela tem sido, ao mesmo tempo, sonho e pesadelo de um tempo. Em diferentes momentos, a paisagem urbana tem sido abordada de modo a expressar as singularidades de seu tempo. Nesse sentido, o objetivo deste artigo é trazer uma discussão sobre as diferentes visões da cidade propostas por acadêmicos, cineastas e romancistas. Desde a visão romantizada das cidades da Idade Média, de Ítalo Calvino, até as “cidades virtuais” de Pierre Lévy, destaca-se o longo percurso da chamada “aventura da modernidade”.

  20. El problema de Steklov sobre el cono

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    Óscar Andrés Montaño Carreño

    2012-01-01

    Sea (Mn, g) un cono de altura 0 ≤ xn+1 ≤ 1 en R n+1, dotado con una métrica rotacionalmente invariante 2ds2 + f 2 (s)dw2 , donde dw2 representa la métrica estándar sobre S n−1 , la esfera unitaria (n − 1)-dimensional. Supongamos que Ric(g) ≥ 0. En este artículo demostramos que si h > 0 es la curvatura media sobre ∂M y ν1 es el primer valor propio del problema de Steklov, entonces ν1 ≥ h. Abstract. Let (Mn, g) be a cone of height 0 ≤ xn+1 ≤ 1 in R ...