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  1. Efecto de la adición mineral cal- zeolita sobre la resistencia a la compresión y la durabilidad de un hormigón Effect of lime- zeolite binder on compression strength and durability properties of a concrete

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    Juan José Dopico Montes de Oca

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available La práctica internacional reporta una creciente utilización de los hormigones de altas resistencias, con excelentes resultados en la durabilidad, relacionado con la obtención de una matriz cementicia muy densa, a partir del empleo de altos volúmenes de adiciones minerales muy finas, tales como las cenizas volantes, la microsílice, el metacaolín y otros materiales. Para los países emergentes, entre los cuales se ubica Cuba, el uso de estas adiciones puzolánicas resultan una solución relativamente costosa, dado los altos precios de importación de estos materiales puzolánicos, de ahí la utilidad de usar las fuentes nacionales de puzolanas disponibles de probada reactividad, como sustituías parciales de los contenidos de Cemento Portland Ordinario (CPO en las mezclas de hormigón, sin que se vean afectadas significativamente sus propiedades. El presente trabajo muestra la influencia del nivel de sustitución de los contenidos de Cemento Portland por adición mineral cal- puzolana, en combinación con superplastificante, en el comportamiento de la resistencia a la compresión y la durabilidad de un hormigón. Varios niveles de sustitución de CPO son evaluados, utilizando toba zeolítica como puzolana. Los resultados obtenidos corroboran la posibilidad del reemplazo de altos volúmenes de CPO por aglomerante cal-zeolita, sin que se afecten la resistencia a compresión requerida y su comportamiento ante la acción del ingreso del ion cloruro y la carbonatación.The international construction practice reports a remarkable use and development of high performance concretes, with excellent results in the durability properties, associated with a very dense cement matrix, defined from the use of high volumes of very fine minerals additions, such as, fly ash, silica fume, metakaolin and other fine powders. For the developing countries, among others Cuba, the use of these pozzolanic additions are relatively expensive, given for the high import

  2. EVALUACIÓN DEL EFECTO DE LA IMPREGNACIÓN DE PLATINO SOBRE LAS CARACTERÍSTICAS SUPERFICIALES Y ESTRUCTURALES DE UNA ZEOLITA Y

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    José Carriazo

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available 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 todos los sólidos.   Los resultados muestran  que el proceso de síntesis induce la formación de microporosidad en los sólidos, conservando la estructura de la zeolita y sin ocasionar alteraciones topográficas o energéticas importantes sobre la superficie del soporte.

  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; Joaquín Flores Valenzuela; Mario Flores Acosta; Vidal Solano, Jesús R.; Francisco A. Paz Moreno

    2014-01-01

    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 a...

  5. 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.

  6. Modelado de curvas de ruptura en la adsorción de agua sobre sílica gel y zeolita 4A

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    Andrés Rivera Guerrero

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta el desarrollo de un modelo computacional para simular la adsorción de agua en un lecho empacado, comparando el desempeño de una zeolita 4A y una sílica gel tipo ‘A’. Se usó una variación de la isoterma de Langmuir para la zeolita 4A y la isoterma de Tóth para la sílica gel; se utilizó el modelo de fuerza motriz lineal (LDF para la velocidad de adsorción, con un coeficiente total dependiente de la temperatura. El modelo está constituido por cinco ecuaciones diferenciales parciales asociadas con las variables: fracción molar de agua, temperatura, presión, velocidad superficial y carga adsorbida de agua. Para resolver el sistema se empleó el método de líneas (MOL con el integrador ODE15S de Matlab ® . Se evaluaron como variables de respuesta el intervalo de tiempo característico de la curva de ruptura, la asimetría, la temperatura máxima y la caída de presión, mediante un esquema factorial de dos niveles. El tipo de adsorbente es la variable que más influencia tiene en las variables de respuesta. A la zeolita corresponde la mayor velocidad de adsorción, comportamiento que puede explicarse si se observa la forma de su isoterma de adsorción, aunque presenta una menor capacidad de retención de agua y mayor resistencia a la transferencia de masa.

  7. ESTUDIO SOBRE LA INFLUENCIA DE LA INCORPORACIÓN DE CATIÓN METÁLICO EN LA ACTIVIDAD CATALÍTICA Y COMPORTAMIENTO MAGNÉTICO DE ZEOLITAS ZSM-5

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    Clara Saux

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Se sintetizaron zeolitas ZSM-5 con relación molar Si/Al 17 por el método hidrotérmico, las que fueron modificadas con cobalto y cromo por la técnica de impregnación por vía húmeda en un 3 % p/p del metal. Los resultados obtenidos por DRX, indican que la incorporación de ambos metales de transición no altera la estructura, ni la cristalinidad de la matriz original. Se detecta la presencia de especies Co3O4 para Co-ZSM-5 y Cr2O3 para el caso de Cr-ZSM-5. De las medidas de magnetización a temperatura ambiente se observa el efecto de los metales de transición sobre el comportamiento netamente diamagnético de la matriz zeolítica con la aparición de ciclos de histéresis que no saturan por presentar una componente paramagnética. Ambos materiales fueron probados como catalizadores para la reacción de oxidación selectiva de estireno con peróxido de hidrógeno, presentando buenos resultados en actividad con una elevada selectividad (superior al 70 % hacia benzaldehído.

  8. 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

  9. Influencia del tipo de curado sobre un conglomerante cal-toba-yeso

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    Álvarez Cabrera, J. L.

    1994-09-01

    Full Text Available Mortars with lime-tufa-gipsum binder where studied when submitted to different types of curing. The mortars were prepared with a binder/sand ratio of 1/3 and a/c= 0,7, and they were demoulded after 24 hours. In the tested specimens, variations in values of bending strength, compressive strength and volumetric weight were observed. The best values of mechanical strength were obtained with the specimens submitted to accelerated treatment such as curing in autoclave with saturated vapour, while the smallest values of strength were achieved in the specimens submitted only to weathering.

    Se estudiaron morteros con un conglomerante de cal-toba-yeso, sometidos a diferentes tipos de curado. Los morteros fueron preparados con una relación conglomerante arena de 1/3 y a/c 0,7 desmoldadas a las 24 horas. Se observaron variaciones en los valores de resistencia a la flexión, compresión y peso volumétrico en las probetas ensayadas, y los mejores valores de resistencia mecánica se obtuvieron con aquellas probetas sometidas a tratamientos acelerados, como el curado en autoclave a vapor saturado, mientras que las menores resistencias se produjeron en probetas sometidas sólo a la intemperie.

  10. 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 compared with a Reference Enterprise Model (REM). The REM is a CALS idealised enterprise providing full product support throughout the extended enterprise and containing different manufacturing aspects, e.g. component industry, process industry, and one-piece production. This CALS idealised...... 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...

  11. Purificação de acido clavulanico utilizando zeolitas.

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    Marcus Bruno Soares Forte

    2008-01-01

    Resumo: O presente trabalho teve como objetivo principal a separação e purificação de acido clavulanico a partir de caldo fermentado utilizando zeolitas. Foram utilizadas zeolita natural (ZN) e sintetica faujasita (13X), ambas modificadas por troca ionica com diferentes cations de compensação (Na+1, K+1, Ca+2, Ba+2, Mg+2, Sr+2). Atraves de estudos cineticos de adsorcao de AC, usando as diferentes zeolitas nas respectivas formas cationicas, selecionou-se a zeolita 13X-Na como a mais promissora...

  12. Síntesis de zeolita LTA sobre soportes de corindón: Evaluación preliminar para la eliminación de metales pesados de efluentes acuosos

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    Jacas, A.

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available 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 SiO2/Al2O3 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 (~ 4,7.

    En este trabajo se evalúa de forma preliminar la efectividad del empleo de materiales basados en zeolita LTA, como fase activa para su incorporación en sistemas orientados a la eliminación de metales pesados presentes en aguas residuales. Este tipo de zeolitas con el canal principal de un diámetro mínimo libre de 0,41 nm y una baja relación SiO2/Al2O3 se presenta como un tamiz molecular interesante, que a su vez manifiesta una gran capacidad de intercambio iónico. Partiendo de este punto de vista, cristales de zeolita LTA fueron obtenidos “in situ” por síntesis hidrotermal y caracterizados por difracción de rayos X (DRX, y microscopia electrónica de barrido (MEB. Se ha estudiado el efecto del tiempo de tratamiento hidrotermal a 378 K. Asimismo, la capacidad de eliminación de metales pesados de la fase activa de los sistemas obtenidos fue evaluada en una primera etapa en soluciones diluidas de sales de cobre a pH ácido (~ 4,7.

  13. Efecto del estrés calórico sobre la producción embrionaria en vacas superovuladas y la tasa de gestación en receptoras

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    Renato Raúl Lozano-Domínguez; Marco Antonio Asprón-Pelayo; Carlos Gustavo Vásquez- Peláez; Everardo González-Padilla; Carlos Fernando Aréchiga-Flores

    2010-01-01

    Los objetivos fueron determinar el efecto de interacción del estrés calórico de la época de producción del embrión y la de transferencia sobre la tasa de gestación de vacas receptoras, y evaluar si existe efecto del estrés calórico sobre la producción y calidad embrionaria en vacas superovuladas. Vacas lactantes de la raza Holstein fueron superovuladas en la época templada (n=20) y cálida (n=22). Los embriones fueron colectados, congelados y transferidos a vacas Holstein lactantes durante la ...

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. Las zeolitas de la costa de Ecuador (Guayaquil) : geología, caracterización y aplicaciones

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    Morante Carballo, Fernando Enrique

    2004-01-01

    Esta Tesis Doctoral tiene por objeto realizar el estudio de las zeolitas naturales de la costa del Ecuador (Guayaquil), específicamente del yacimiento ESPOL y su relación con yacimientos aledaños denominados: P119 y Policía. El trabajo se ha basado en tres aspectos fundamentales: 1,- Elaboración de un mapa geológico a escala de detalle (1:3000), en un área de 256 hectáreas, y estimación de recursos geológicos sobre la base de 50 perfiles ubicados en zonas potencialmente explotables. 2,- Carac...

  19. 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.

  20. Efeito agudo do calçado de diferentes alturas sobre o comportamento angular do tornozelo Acute effect of shoes with different heights on the ankle angular behavior

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    Mirieli Denardi Limana

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Estudos descrevem que o uso de salto alto exige do corpo uma série de ajustes compensatórios, a fim de manter os seus movimentos e equilíbrio próximos à normalidade. No andar, a interferência do salto alto sobre o pé e sobre a articulação do tornozelo parece desencadear uma postura diferente da posição anatômica. O presente estudo teve como objetivos comparar a cinemática sagital do tornozelo em diferentes calçados e verificar a existência de um limite de altura de salto que possa levar a articulação do tornozelo a adaptações durante o andar. Esta pesquisa, caracterizada como experimental, foi constituída por uma análise cinemática bidimensional do tornozelo no plano sagital. A amostra foi composta por dez universitárias, com média de idade de 19,2 (±1,8 anos, que caminharam sobre uma esteira utilizando um tênis e três sandálias do tipo tamanco, com saltos de 3, 7 e 10 cm. Para cada ciclo de passada, foram identificados picos de movimento do tornozelo referentes à dorsiflexão e à flexão plantar. Os resultados mostraram que na flexão plantar, com o aumento da altura do salto, há uma tendência de acentuação do pico angular do tornozelo. Concluiu-se que saltos acima de 3 cm de altura induzem a articulação do tornozelo a realizar uma flexão plantar sustentada, mudando as características da marcha na fase de apoio e de balanço. Tais evidências sugerem alturas de saltos menores de 3 cm como limites de segurança para manutenção do padrão normal da marcha em mulheres jovens.Studies have described that using high heels requires a series of compensatory adjustments of the body to keep its movements and balance close to normality. When walking, the interference of high heels on the foot and on the ankle joint seems to initiate a different posture from the anatomical position. The present study aimed at comparing the sagittal kinematics of the ankle in different shoes and at verifying the existence of a height

  1. Efectos del ejercicio aeróbico interválico, combinado con entrenamiento de fuerza y de la restricción calórica, sobre la composición corporal de ratas obesas

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    I. Coll-Risco; D. Camiletti-Moirón; D.J. Tirado; E. Nebot; A. Andrade; R. Martínez; G. Kapravelou; J.M. Porres; P. Aranda; V.A. Aparicio

    2017-01-01

    Objetivo: Investigar los efectos de un programa de ejercicio aeróbico interválico, combinado con entrenamiento de fuerza, y de la restricción calórica, sobre el peso y la composición corporal de ratas genéticamente obesas. Método: Un total de 32 ratas genéticamente obesas fueron divididas aleatoriamente en dos grupos (n = 16) con o sin ejercicio aeróbico interválico combinado con entrenamiento de fuerza. A su vez, cada grupo, con o sin ejercicio aeróbico interválico combinado con entrenami...

  2. ZEOLITAS EN LA FERTILIZACIÓN QUÍMICA DEL CACAO CCN-51 ASOCIADO CON CUATRO ESPECIES MADERABLES

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    Fernando David Sánchez Mora

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluó el efecto de dos zeolitas comerciales del tipo clinoptilolita: Roca Mágica® (RM y Zeolite C® (ZC, incluidas en la fertilización química sobre la producción y rentabilidad del cacao “CCN-51”, de origen sexual, asociado con cuatro especies maderables [Caoba de montaña (Colubrina arborescens (Mill. Sarg, fernánsanchez (Triplaris cumingiana F., guayacán blanco (Cybistax donell-smithii Rose y laurel prieto (Cordia macrantha Chadat]. En la fertilización fueron utilizados los dos tipos de zeolita (RM y ZC y dos niveles (25 y 30%, más un testigo (sin zeolita. La fertilización se fraccionó en tres partes aplicándose urea, MgSO4, K2O y P2O5. Se empleó un diseño de parcelas divididas con cuatro especies maderables, cinco subtratamientos (tipos y niveles de zeolita y un testigo, en cuatro repeticiones. Se utilizó la prueba de Tukey al 5% de probabilidad. Se midió la fenología del cacao (brotación, floración, fructificación, cherelles wilt, número de mazorcas sanas y producción de cacao en kg ha-1. El mayor número de brotes los emitieron las plantas de cacao asociadas con fernánsanchez en la época lluviosa, posiblemente por la menor cobertura aérea de esta especie. El cacao alcanzó su mayor fructificación en la época lluviosa con las asociaciones fernánsanchez y guayacán y, 30% de ZC. El mayor número de mazorcas sanas, y producción de cacao fue obtenido con la asociación fernánsanchez en la época seca. La mayor rentabilidad se encontró con fernánsanchez y 25% de RM.

  3. El yacimiento de zeolitas de Los Murcianos (San José, Almería)

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    García Romero, Emilia; Súarez Barrios, Mercedes; López-Acevedo Cornejo, Victoria; López García, José Ángel; Regueiro, M.

    2008-01-01

    El Yacimiento de Zeolitas de “Los Murcianos”, situado en la provincia de Almería cerca de la localidad de San José (Cabo de Gata), es el único yacimiento de zeolitas en explotación actualmente en España. Se emplaza en rocas volcánicas explosivas de tipo ignimbrita dacítica de la caldera de “Los Frailes”. La alteración hidrotermal de los materiales ignimbríticos ha originado dos tipos de materiales diferentes: zeolitas y bentonitas, estando su disposición controlada por la facturac...

  4. 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

  5. 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...

  6. Efecto del estrés calórico sobre la producción embrionaria en vacas superovuladas y la tasa de gestación en receptoras

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    Renato Raúl Lozano-Domínguez

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Los objetivos fueron determinar el efecto de interacción del estrés calórico de la época de producción del embrión y la de transferencia sobre la tasa de gestación de vacas receptoras, y evaluar si existe efecto del estrés calórico sobre la producción y calidad embrionaria en vacas superovuladas. Vacas lactantes de la raza Holstein fueron superovuladas en la época templada (n=20 y cálida (n=22. Los embriones fueron colectados, congelados y transferidos a vacas Holstein lactantes durante la época templada (n=54 y cálida (n=53. La respuesta superovulatoria (85.1 % y la tasa de fertilización (76.2 % fueron similares en ambas épocas (P>0.05. En la época templada, el número de óvulos y embriones (10.6, y embriones transferibles (7.4 colectados por vaca fueron superiores a los observados en la época cálida (6.1 y 4.4, respectivamente (P<0.05. La tasa de gestación de las vacas receptoras fue más alta durante la época templada cuando éstas recibieron un embrión producido en condiciones templadas (45.0 %, que en aquéllas que recibieron un embrión de época cálida (21.5 %, P<0.05. Independientemente de la época de producción del embrión, la tasa de gestación de las vacas receptoras fue menor durante la época cálida (13.9 % que en la templada (33.2 %, P<0.05. El estrés calórico compromete la producción embrionaria y la competencia del embrión para el establecimiento de la gestación, y se mostró un efecto materno durante la época cálida, que impacta negativamente la sobrevivencia del embrión después de la transferencia.

  7. Consolidating BPR with CALS

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

    1999-01-01

    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...

  8. 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

  9. Mejorador de suelo a partir de una zeolita natural: Una propuesta sustentable para la agricultura

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    Rafael Jordán Hernández

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available La zeolita es un recurso mineral abundante en el Estado de Sonora, cuya calidad lo convierte en un importante factor corrector de los deteriorados suelos de cultivo del Estado. La agricultura sonorense en los últimos años ha perdido tierras de labor por la salinidad, debido a la escasez de agua y la necesidad de obtenerla cada vez de pozos más profundos lo que provoca su salinización. El presente trabajo aborda el uso de una zeolita natural modificada químicamente para ser empleada como mejorador del suelo mediante intercambio iónico. El método empleado es similar a los empleados a nivel mundial, con la sola diferencia de la especificidad química, mineralógica de esta zeolita natural de Sonora.

  10. 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.

  11. Captación de amonio en zeolita al incubar gallinaza y residuos de codorniz

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    Sarai Guadalupe Valerio Luna

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Con la finalidad de conocer el efecto de la zeolita en la volatilización del dióxido de carbono (CO2 y amoniaco (NH3, se estableció un ensayo de incubación durante 20 días en condiciones controladas de humedad y temperatura, para lo cual se realizaron mezclas entre residuos orgánicos de aves y cantidades de zeolita utilizando un diseño factorial 24, teniendo un total de 8 tratamientos donde se evaluaron cada día las emisiones de CO2 y NH3. Los datos obtenidos fueron sometidos a un análisis de varianza y a una prueba de Tukey. Los resultados mostraron que la zeolita ayuda a la disminución de emisiones de NH3, y no afectó la actividad microbiana presente, se concluye que la zeolita atrapó el ion amonio en su estructura y no permitió su transformación a NH3.

  12. SÍNTESIS SELECTIVA DE BENZALDEHÍDO USANDO ZEOLITAS MODIFICADAS CON METALES DE TRANSICIÓN

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    Clara Saux

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Se estudió la oxidación selectiva de estireno para la obtención de benzaldehído sobre zeolitas ZSM-5 modificadas con diferentes metales de transición (cromo, cobalto, hierro, zinc, manganeso y cobre y utilizando peróxido de hidrógeno como oxidante. Dado que los mejores resultados se obtuvieron utilizando Cr-ZSM-5, estos materiales se estudiaron evaluando el efecto del tiempo de reacción, la masa de catalizador, la relación molar estireno/hidroperóxido, la naturaleza del solvente y la temperatura de reacción. Los mejores resultados de las condiciones evaluadas se obtuvieron trabajando con una relación molar sustrato/oxidante de 0,45 y utilizando acetonitrilo como solvente, dado su carácter aprótico y de mayor polaridad de los solventes evaluados (acetonitrilo, acetona, 2-butanol y 2-propanol. El aumento en la temperatura de reacción mostró un incremento en la conversión de estireno, el cual se desaceleró al superar los 60 oC por descomposición térmica del peróxido de hidrógeno.

  13. Solar CalPoly

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    Stannard, Sandra [California Polytechnic State Univ., San Luis Obispo, CA (United States)

    2016-06-15

    The target budget of INhouse was about $650,000 for all materials and student expenses of the Solar Decathlon competition. In order to reach our goal, Cal Poly students and faculty worked with the College of Architecture and Environmental Design’s External Relations office to actively fundraise for INhouse. Students connected with Cal Poly alumni through phone calls, postal mail, email, and live presentations to reach as many alumni in the state of California as possible. Before construction begun, students and faculty met on a weekly basis to determine what brands of materials for the home to use and who would be responsible for reaching out to the company to seek a donation. Our College of Architecture and Environmental Design’s administration was essential in helping us fundraise. For some time, the college was hoping to depend on about half of our fundraising expenses to be covered through the sale of INhouse. However, plans to sell the home fell through during the design development phase; the college turned to the sale of a different asset in to help us meet our goal. If we were to do this project again, completing the design concept and securing a future location of our home sooner would have enhanced our fundraising activities.

  14. Evaluación del aparato respiratorio en trabajadores expuestos a polvo del mineral zeolita

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    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio observacional de tipo transversal en la Mina-Planta de Zeolita Tasajeras, que pertenece al municipio de Ranchuelo, Villa Clara, en el período comprendido entre junio y septiembre de 1997, con el objetivo de determinar el estado clínico y funcional ventilatorio de los trabajadores. A los 73 pacientes con 2 o más años en la fábrica se les aplicó un cuestionario, y se les realizó un examen físico y una prueba funcional ventilatoria. Los resultados más relevantes corroboran que los trabajadores del área de mayor exposición al polvo refieren un mayor número de síntomas respiratorios, sobre todo los fumadores. Sin embargo, el 94,5 % presenta un examen físico de tórax negativo, el 68,8 % de los pacientes con prueba funcional ventilatoria patológica integran el área planta, son fumadores el 62,5 %, y el 63,1 % no usa con frecuencia el filtro respiratorio como medio de protección individualA croos-sectional observational study was carried out at the mine-plant zeolite in Tasajeras, municipality of Ranchuelo, Villa Clara, from June to September, 1997, aimed at determining the clinical and functional ventilatory status of the workers. 73 patients with 2 or more years in the factory answered a questionnarie and underwent a physical examination and a functional ventilatory test. According to the results, those workers that were more exposed to dust had a higher number of respiratory symptoms, mainly smokers. However, 94,5 % had a negative chest physical examination. 68.8 % of the area patients with pathological functional ventilatory test work in the of the plant. 62.5 % are smokers and 63.1 % do not use frequently the respiratory filter as a menas of individual protection.

  15. Efectos del ejercicio aeróbico interválico, combinado con entrenamiento de fuerza y de la restricción calórica, sobre la composición corporal de ratas obesas

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    I. Coll-Risco

    2017-03-01

    Conclusiones: Tanto el programa de ejercicio aeróbico interválico, combinado con entrenamiento de fuerza desarrollado, como la restricción calórica, fueron eficaces, mejorando la composición corporal de ratas obesas, pero el ejercicio lo hizo en mayor magnitud.

  16. 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.

  17. 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...

  18. 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....

  19. La zeolita y su efecto en la eficiencia del nitrógeno en arroz y maíz

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    Miguel Soca

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo evaluó el efecto de la zeolita en las reducciones de volatilización del nitrógeno amoniacal (RVNA y volumen de lixiviados (RVL así como en rendimientos de arroz Oryza sativa L. y maíz Zea mays L. En el primer experimento bajo un Diseño Completamente al Azar (DCA se evaluó el tamaño de partícula de zeolita (< 1 mm, 1 - 2 mm, 2 - 3 mm y 3-5 mm en RVNA. El segundo experimento, consistió en evaluar RVL con la aplicación de cuatro tratamientos: testigo (T, zeolita (Z, urea (U y urea + zeolita (UZ. El tercer experimento se desarrolló en un cultivo de arroz, donde se evaluaron dos métodos de aplicación (al voleo y trasplante con cuatro tratamientos (T, U, UZ10% y UZ15% y su efecto en el rendimiento del cultivo. El cuarto experimento realizado en un campo de maíz con dos tratamientos (U y UZ15% evaluó el rendimiento del cultivo en dos suelos (aluvial y esquelético. Los tamaños de partícula entre 3 y 5 mm obtuvieron RVNA del 50% y RVL del 48%. La aplicación de zeolita en arroz obtuvo RVNA de 60% y mejoró los rendimientos sin encontrar diferencias entre método de aplicación. También su aplicación mejoró el peso de grano por mazorca y el peso seco de grano de maíz. La zeolita mejoró la eficiencia de la fertilización nitrogenada.

  20. Effective CAL: theory and practice

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    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.

  1. 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; Evanilde Benedito-Cecilio

    2002-01-01

    ... 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...

  2. Ácidos silícicos como catalizadores y fuente de silicio/metal para zeolitas

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    Barea Berzosa, Eva María

    2011-01-01

    Barea Berzosa, EM. (2005). Ácidos silícicos como catalizadores y fuente de silicio/metal para zeolitas [Tesis doctoral no publicada]. Universitat Politècnica de València. doi:10.4995/Thesis/10251/1868.

  3. REMOCIÓN DE PLOMO EN AGUA A PARTIR DE MATERIAL NANOESTRUCTURADO, NANOTUBOS DE CARBONO SOPORTADOS EN ZEOLITA NATURAL

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    Holanda I. Cruz

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se realizó la cinética de remoción de plomo en agua con un material nanoestructurado, nanotubos de carbono soportados en zeolita (NTC-ZN, y con zeolita natural (ZN. La zeolita utilizada proviene de los Valles Centrales de Oaxaca, México. El material nanoestructurado se sintetizó por el método de aspersión pirolítica bajo condiciones especificas; se caracterizó por microscopía electrónica de barrido y de transmisión (SEM y TEM y determinación de área superficial (BET. Los materiales se probaron con una solución de plomo a una concentración de 10 ppm bajo condiciones de agitación y filtrado a vacío. El filtrado se caracterizó por espectrometría de masas con plasma acoplado inductivamente (ICP-MS. Los porcentajes de remoción fueron de 99.96% para NTC-ZN y 99.27% para la zeolita natural en 120 minutos. Sin embargo un 94.5% de remoción se presenta en un tiempo 6 veces menor con el híbrido que con ZN.

  4. Funcionamiento de una membrana de zeolita 4-A comercial en la deshidratación de disolventes industriales mediante pervaporación

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    Urtiaga, A. M.

    2004-02-01

    Full Text Available The performance of a commercial zeolite NaA pervaporation membrane supplied by Smart Chem., U.K. was studied with respect to the dehydration of industrial mixtures of tetrahydrofurane/water (CH2O≤7.9 wt.% and acetone/water (CH2O≤3.25 wt.%. The influence of water concentration and temperature in the range 40 ºC - 65 ºC on fluxes and selectivities was described. The stability of the membrane in consecutive operation cycles is also reported.

    En este trabajo se estudia el comportamiento de una membrana comercial de pervaporación con una capa activa de zeolita NaA (Smart Chem., Reino Unido aplicada a la separación de dos mezclas de origen industrial: tetrahidrofurano/agua con un contenido inicial de agua de 7,9% en peso y acetona/agua con un contenido inicial de agua de 3,25% en peso. Se ha caracterizado el flujo de agua y la selectividad de la separación, estudiándose la influencia de la composición y de la temperatura, en el rango 40 ºC - 65 ºC sobre ambos factores. Asimismo, se ha estudiado la estabilidad de la membrana en ciclos consecutivos de operación.

  5. 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.

  6. Humanismo Projetual: calçados para portadores de necessidades especiais no Brasil

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    Passos, Verônica Thomazini; Escola de Artes, Ciências e Humanidades da Universidade de São Paulo (EACH-USP); Kanamaru, Antonio Takao; Escola de Artes, Ciências e Humanidades da Universidade de São Paulo (EACH-USP)

    2013-01-01

    Considerando o “humanismo projetual”, proposto por Gui Bonsiepe (2011), este artigo discute a metodologia projetual no desenvolvimento de calçados para portadores de necessidades especiais, a partir do estudo de caso de uma criança portadora da Síndrome de Proteus. Com o objetivo de relatar as dificuldades da usuária na busca pelo calçado adequado, verificou-se como resultado, o prevalecimento do trabalho do artesão sobre o designer na projeção de calçados especiais no Brasil. Palavras Chave:...

  7. Adsorción de contaminante orgánico por medio de zeolitas naturales de la provincia del Guayas

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    Briz Quintero, Armando Xavier; Paredes Verduga, Cecilia; Calvo Perez, Benjamin; Castello Montori, Ricardo

    2009-01-01

    Este trabajo tiene por objeto caracterizar muestras de zeolitas naturales de la región costera ecuatoriana y estudiar los fenómenos de adsorción de fenol en una modificación química de la zeolita por medio de bromuro de hexadeciltrimetilamonio. Se han empleado las principales técnicas de caracterización, en la modificación se ha empleado una solución de hexadeciltrimetilamonio de 56 mM y se han realizado ensayos de isotermas de adsorción para la determinación del grado de adsorción de fenol e...

  8. Zeolita (clinoptilolita) em biscoitos para cães: qualidade do produto e palatabilidade

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    Lucas Domênico Elmôr

    2013-01-01

    Níveis crescentes de zeolita (clinoptilolita) - 0%; 1,5%; 3,0%; 4,5% - foram utilizados com o intuito de se avaliar a qualidade e a palatabilidade de biscoitos para cães. No âmbito da qualidade de produto foi avaliada a atividade de água, através da mensuração da umidade relativa de equilíbrio, a coloração, utilizando-se colorímetro em sistema CIEL*a*b, a textura através de texturômetro com sonda específica e a ordenação de preferência por parte dos proprietários de cães. O ensaio de palatabi...

  9. Evaluación de una zeolita natural modificada y decolorada como antimicrobiano

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    Iliana Perdomo López; Zulia Weng Alemán; Dania Montero Garnache; Antonio Iraizoz Colarte; Gerardo Rodríguez Fuentes

    1999-01-01

    Se desarrolló una metodología para la decoloración de una zeolita natural modificada con la utilización de ácido ortofosfórico al 100 %. Se le realizó al producto obtenido un control químico, el cual no presentó cambios en su estructura por la decoloración, lo que se corroboró mediante la determinación de su actividad antimicrobiana in vitro frente a cepas microbianas grampositivas y gramnegativas, así como Candida albicans. Se comporbó que la concentración mínima inhibitoria es del 10 % para...

  10. CALS - What are the Potentials for SMEs ?

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    Bilberg, Arne; Larsen, Michael holm; Langer, Gilad

    1996-01-01

    The Danish CALS Center initiative, aims at making CALS operational in Danish industry. The center consists of three Danish companies, Bang & Olufsen, Odense Steel Shipyard, Nilfisk besides from the Technical University of Denmark and the Danish Technological Institute. The objective is to demonst......The Danish CALS Center initiative, aims at making CALS operational in Danish industry. The center consists of three Danish companies, Bang & Olufsen, Odense Steel Shipyard, Nilfisk besides from the Technical University of Denmark and the Danish Technological Institute. The objective...

  11. 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. ...

  12. Desactivación por coque de catalizadores de zeolita HZSM-5 en procesos de obtención de olefinas.

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    Ibáñez Borde, María

    2016-01-01

    365 p. Se ha estudiado la desactivación de catalizadores preparados con zeolita HZSM-5 en procesos de obtención de olefinas ligeras a partir de oxigenados (bio-oil y dimetil éter), clorometano, poliolefinas, así como en la intensificación de propileno a partir de etileno o 1-buteno. Los resultados se han comparado con los de otros catalizadores ácidos con zeolitas HY, Hß o silicoaluminofosfatos (SAPO-18 y SAPO-34). La desactivación de los catalizadores se ha estudiado atendiendo a la evolu...

  13. 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

  14. Caracterización de la zeolita natural de Palmarito de Cauto y su valoración como intercambiador iónico

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    Valduvina Córdova-Rodríguez

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available El propósito fue evaluar la capacidad como intercambiador iónico de la zeolita natural de Palmarito de Cauto. La caracterización de la zeolita se realizó mediante análisis químico, roentgenográfico y térmico. Se obtuvo, además, la fórmula cristaloquímica del mineral considerando el volumen de la celda unitaria y la densidad de la zeolita, que indica que la mordenita posee características que le permiten extraer Cr(III y Cr(VI. La capacitad teórica de intercambio iónico (CCI se comprobó en la práctica con el residual de la empresa de fibrocemento de Santiago de Cuba, cuyas concentraciones de cromo superan las normas establecidas para su vertimiento al ecosistema costero. Se concluye que la zeolita de Palmarito de Cauto puede ser empleada para remover el cromo de residuales industriales y disminuir el pH de estos.

  15. CalCOFI Larvae Counts Positive Tows

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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. OBTENCIÓN DE LA ZEOLITA MCM-22 A TRAVÉS DE LA SÍNTESIS HIDROTERMAL UTILIZANDO DIFERENTES MÉTODOS

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    Antonielly dos S. Barbosa

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available En este estudio se evaluaron diferentes metodologías en la preparación de la zeolita MCM-22. Estos materiales se caracterizaron por difracción de rayos X (DRX, microscopía electrónica de barrido (SEM y termogravimetría (TG. La preparación de la zeolita MCM-22 fracturó los hidrogeles con la siguiente composición molar: 0.511 SiO2: 0.039 NaOH: 0.024 Al2O3: 23.06 H2O (método A y 0.511 SiO2: 0.048 NaOH: 0.038 Al2O3: 23.06 H2O (método B. La obtención de la zeolita MCM-22 puede ser confirmada por los picos de difracción de rayos X que mostró la topología típica de las capas laminares intercaladas con moléculas orgánicas, como conductor de estructuras hexametilendiamina (HMI. Imágenes SEM mostraron que las zeolitas se componen de conjuntos de partículas esféricas e identifican un cambio en la morfología en función del método empleado. A través de los resultados se concluye que es posible sintetizar zeolita MCM-22 con los dos métodos (A y B.

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

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    Abercrombie Jason M

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    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

  1. 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.

  2. Evaluación de una zeolita natural modificada y decolorada como antimicrobiano

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    Iliana Perdomo López

    1999-12-01

    Full Text Available Se desarrolló una metodología para la decoloración de una zeolita natural modificada con la utilización de ácido ortofosfórico al 100 %. Se le realizó al producto obtenido un control químico, el cual no presentó cambios en su estructura por la decoloración, lo que se corroboró mediante la determinación de su actividad antimicrobiana in vitro frente a cepas microbianas grampositivas y gramnegativas, así como Candida albicans. Se comporbó que la concentración mínima inhibitoria es del 10 % para el producto activo. Con la materia prima obtenida se prepararon suspensiones para la candidiasis bucal con 0,6; 0,8 y 1,0 % de hidroxipropilmetil celulosa como agente suspensor. Según el estudio de estabilidad física, la formulación B con 0,8 % de hidroxipropilmetil celulosa presenta los mejores resultados hasta los 60 d de estudio.A methodology was developed to decolorize a natural zeolite modified by using orthophosporic acid 100 %. The product obtained was chemically controlled and no changes were observed in its structure as a result of decolorization, which was confirmed by determining its antimicrobial activity in vitro in the presence of grampositive and gramnegative microbial strains and of Candida albicans. It was proved that the minimum inhibitory concentration is 10 % for the active product. Suspensions were prepared with the raw material obtained for oral candidiasis with 0.6; 0.8 and 1.0 % of hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose as a suspension agent. According to the physical stability study, formulation B with 0.8 % of hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose presents the best results until the 60 days of study.

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

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    Isidoro Mogilner

    1960-01-01

    Full Text Available 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Empleo de la zeolita natural como complemento del abonado orgánico en el cultivo de hortalizas en sustratos de organopónicos.

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    Pável Chaveli Chávez

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN Se estudia el comportamiento de los rendimientos agrícolas a la aplicación de zeolita en organopónicos. La investigación se desarrolló en varias unidades del municipio Camagüey, donde se aplicaron diferentes granulometrías de zeolita. Los resultados mostraron que la utilización de la zeolita natural, como complemento del abonado orgánico, resulta una adecuada variante para la obtención de buenos rendimientos en sistemas de organopónicos. Use of natural zeolite suplements as organic supply for vegetable growing in organoponic substrates. ABSTRACT. The performance of agricultural yields to the application of zeolite in organopónicos is studied. The research was conducted in several units of the municipality of Camagüey, where different particle sizes of zeolite were applied. The results showed that the use of natural zeolite as a complement to organic manure, is a suitable alternative for obtaining good yields organopónicos systems.

  6. 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...

  7. Efectos de la adicon de la zeolita en las propiedades mecánicas de un hormigón convencional de cemento pórtland tipo i

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    Saltos Arteaga, Carlos Oriol; Eguez Alava, Hugo

    2009-01-01

    La presente investigación nos muestra la posibilidad de la elaboración de un nuevo diseño de hormigón de cemento Pórtland con mejores propiedades que el hormigón tradicional. Este nuevo diseño se lo consigue incorporando a la masa de cemento un porcentaje de una puzolana natural llamada zeolita. Los porcentajes de zeolita utilizados fueron el 5%, el 10%, el 20 % y el 30%, todos los resultados que se obtuvieron con estos diseños fueron comparados con un diseño denominado Patrón con 0% de ze...

  8. DOSAR/CalLab Operations Manual

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    Bogard, J.S.

    2000-03-01

    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.

  9. 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. 

  10. 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...

  11. Respuesta de la mar-alfalfa morada (Pennisétum sp) a la incorporación, edáficas de diferentes niveles de zeolita

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    Pacheco Baca, Ginser Mauricio

    2014-01-01

    El presente proyecto tiene por objetivo evaluar la respuesta de la mar-alfalfa morada (Pennistétum sp) a la incorporación edáfica de zeolita, se trabajó con cuatro niveles pero en sí misma no dio resultados significativos, sin embargo el pasto se adaptó al clima de Paute y es un pasto con gran masa vegetativa, y precoz con solo 85 día de corte. This project aims to evaluate the response of sea-alfalfa dwelling (Pennistétum sp) to soil incorporation of zeolite, worked with four levels but i...

  12. Procedimiento de preparación de la forma titanosilicato de la zeolita MWW utilizando MWW pura sílice como precursor y su uso

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    Corma, Avelino; Moliner Marín, Manuel

    2012-01-01

    La presente invención se refiere a un proceso de síntesis de la forma metalosilicato de la zeolita MWW que comprende, al menos, los siguientes pasos: i) Preparación del precursor MWW pura sílice calentando una mezcla que comprende, al menos, un compuesto orgánico que actúa como agente director de estructura orgánico (ADEO), al menos una fuente de silicio y agua, entre otros compuestos que puedan ser necesarios (como por ejemplo aniones fluoruro); seguido de la recup...

  13. Remoción de Fe y Mn en aguas naturales por adsorción-oxidación sobre clinoptilolita

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    Carolina Cuchimaque Lugo

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo de investigación se comprueba la eficiencia en la remoción de Fe y Mn de aguas naturales por el empleo de un medio adsorbente que consiste de zeolita natural (clinoptilolita, recubierta con Fe 2O3 y MnO2 a partir de FeCl3 y MnSO4, respectivamente. La zeolita por su gran capacidad de intercambio de cationes es un excelente soporte de estos óxidos. El mecanismo de la remoción es por adsorción-oxidación de estos metales sobre la superficie de la capa de óxido que cubre el grano de zeolita. En las pruebas de remoción mediante un sistema de filtración se estudiaron las variables pH, concentraciones de Fe y Mn, caudal en el a fluente y altura de la capa de la zeolita, resultando las dos últimas ser las de mayor relevancia en la remoción. Se utilizaron concentraciones de 1,0-7,0 mg/L para Fe y de 0,5-3,0 mg/L para Mn, en un rango de pH de 6,0-8,0. La eficiencia de la remoción disminuye con el aumento en la concentración de Fe, especialmente a valores de pH altos (> 7,5, por la formación de precipitados de Fe2O3 causando aceleración en la saturación del medio. No se obtuvo una diferencia significativa sobre la remoción con el empleo de los dos tipos de recubrimiento, aunque a altas concentraciones de estos metales, con la capa de Fe 2O3 se obtuvieron porcentajes de remoción un poco mayores, pero la desventaja es que con este tipo de óxido se obtuvo menor corrida de los filtros por la saturación del medio.

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

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

    1997-01-01

    The DanishCALS Center initiative, aims at making CALS operational in Danish industry. The centerconsists of three Danish companies, Bang & Olufsen, Odense Steel Shipyard, Nilfiskbesides from the Technical University of Denmark and the Danish Technological Institute.The objective is to demonstrate...

  15. 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

  16. 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…

  17. Optimal and fast \\cal {E}/\\cal {B} separation with a dual messenger field

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    Ramanah, Doogesh Kodi; Lavaux, Guilhem; Wandelt, Benjamin D.

    2018-02-01

    We adapt our recently proposed dual messenger algorithm for spin field reconstruction and showcase its efficiency and effectiveness in Wiener filtering polarized cosmic microwave background (CMB) maps. Unlike conventional preconditioned conjugate gradient (PCG) solvers, our preconditioner-free technique can deal with high-resolution joint temperature and polarization maps with inhomogeneous noise distributions and arbitrary mask geometries with relative ease. Various convergence diagnostics illustrate the high quality of the dual messenger reconstruction. In contrast, the PCG implementation fails to converge to a reasonable solution for the specific problem considered. The implementation of the dual messenger method is straightforward and guarantees numerical stability and convergence. We show how the algorithm can be modified to generate fluctuation maps, which, combined with the Wiener filter solution, yield unbiased constrained signal realizations, consistent with observed data. This algorithm presents a pathway to exact global analyses of high-resolution and high-sensitivity CMB data for a statistically optimal separation of \\cal {E} and \\cal {B} modes. It is therefore relevant for current and next-generation CMB experiments, in the quest for the elusive primordial \\cal {B}-mode signal.

  18. 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

    2010-06-01

    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

  19. Simulación físico-matemática del secado de la zeolita con microondas. // Physical-mathematical simulation of the zeolite drying with microwaves.

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    G. Quesada Ramos

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Se realiza una simulación físico-matemática del secado de la zeolita sometida a radiaciones de microondas utilizando la leyde Lambert. Las ecuaciones se expresan en un esquema implícito unidimensional, y se emplea el método numérico dediferencias finitas. La solución del sistema de ecuaciones se realiza por medio del método iterativo de Gauss-Seidel. Losresultados teóricos se comparan con los obtenidos experimentalmente.Palabras claves: Simulación, secado, zeolita, microondas._______________________________________________________________________________AbstractA physical-mathematical simulation of the zeolite drying with microwaves using the Lambert`s law is made. The equationsare expressed in an unidimensional implicit scheme, and the finite differences numeric method is used. The solution of theequations system is carried out by using the Gauss-Seidel´s iterativ method. The theoretical results are compared with thoseexperimentally obtained.Key words: Physical-mathematical simulation, drying, zeolite, microwaves.

  20. Cal-Adapt: California's Climate Data Resource and Interactive Toolkit

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    Thomas, N.; Mukhtyar, S.; Wilhelm, S.; Galey, B.; Lehmer, E.

    2016-12-01

    Cal-Adapt is a web-based application that provides an interactive toolkit and information clearinghouse to help agencies, communities, local planners, resource managers, and the public understand climate change risks and impacts at the local level. The website offers interactive, visually compelling, and useful data visualization tools that show how climate change might affect California using downscaled continental climate data. Cal-Adapt is supporting California's Fourth Climate Change Assessment through providing access to the wealth of modeled and observed data and adaption-related information produced by California's scientific community. The site has been developed by UC Berkeley's Geospatial Innovation Facility (GIF) in collaboration with the California Energy Commission's (CEC) Research Program. The Cal-Adapt website allows decision makers, scientists and residents of California to turn research results and climate projections into effective adaptation decisions and policies. Since its release to the public in June 2011, Cal-Adapt has been visited by more than 94,000 unique visitors from over 180 countries, all 50 U.S. states, and 689 California localities. We will present several key visualizations that have been employed by Cal-Adapt's users to support their efforts to understand local impacts of climate change, indicate the breadth of data available, and delineate specific use cases. Recently, CEC and GIF have been developing and releasing Cal-Adapt 2.0, which includes updates and enhancements that are increasing its ease of use, information value, visualization tools, and data accessibility. We showcase how Cal-Adapt is evolving in response to feedback from a variety of sources to present finer-resolution downscaled data, and offer an open API that allows other organization to access Cal-Adapt climate data and build domain specific visualization and planning tools. Through a combination of locally relevant information, visualization tools, and access to

  1. CalCOFI Larvae Counts, Scientific Names C to CE

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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 nets],...

  2. CalCOFI Larvae Counts, Scientific Names EV to GN

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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 nets],...

  3. CalCOFI Larvae Counts, Scientific Names SJ to ST

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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 nets],...

  4. CalCOFI Larvae Counts, Scientific Names CP to DE

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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 nets],...

  5. CalCOFI Larvae Counts, Scientific Names HB to HI

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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 nets],...

  6. CalCOFI Larvae Counts, Scientific Names SU to TE

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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 nets],...

  7. CalCOFI Larvae Counts, Scientific Names PP to PZ

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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 nets],...

  8. CalCOFI Larvae Counts, Scientific Names SD to SI

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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 nets],...

  9. 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 nets],...

  10. CalCOFI Larvae Counts, Scientific Names PL to PO

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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 nets],...

  11. A Receiver System for the TileCal Muon Signals

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    Ciodaro, T

    2009-01-01

    The muon signals of the hadronic calorimeter of ATLAS (TileCal) have successfully been used to trigger on cosmic rays. These muon signals provided by the trigger tower adder system is currently not used by ATLAS level-one muon trigger, as it has been foreseen for a near-future upgrade. Studies showed that the signal-to-noise ratio is increased if muon signals from the same cell of the last TileCal segmentation layer are summed up together. This work presents a receiver system design for the TileCal muon signals, which is based on the analog sum of both readout signals of the last TileCal detection layer. The receiver system interfaces to ATLAS level-one trigger system aiming at improving overall muon detection.

  12. CalCOFI Larvae Counts, Scientific Names OM to OX

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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 nets],...

  13. CalCOFI Larvae Counts, Scientific Names HJ to ID

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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 nets],...

  14. CalCOFI Larvae Counts, Scientific Names OY to PI

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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 nets],...

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

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    Isidoro Mogilner

    2010-11-01

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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.

  16. 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

    2004-04-01

    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

  17. Interpretação e utilidade da prova calórica Interpretation and use of caloric testing

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    Denise Utsch Gonçalves

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available A prova calórica é o teste da avaliação otoneurológica que verifica a integridade do reflexo vestíbulo-ocular e possibilita avaliar cada labirinto separadamente. Os principais aspectos relacionados à realização, interpretação e utilidade da prova calórica foram revistos. MÉTODOS: Realizou-se revisão sistemática sobre as publicações ocorridas nos últimos cem anos sobre o assunto. Incluíram-se artigos originais transversais e longitudinais, de revisão e meta-análise. Excluíram-se revisões de papeleta, relatos de caso e editoriais. Os descritores utilizados foram: prova calórica, nistagmo, sistema vestibular, preponderância direcional, predomínio labiríntico, teste calórico monotermal, teste calórico com água gelada, fenômeno de Bell. Pesquisou-se as bases de dados COCHRAINE, MEDLINE, LILACS, CAPES. RESULTADOS: De 818 resumos de artigos, selecionou-se inicialmente 93 que preenchiam os critérios de inclusão. A leitura dos artigos resultou na seleção final de 55. Na análise dos artigos, enfatizou-se na discussão fundamentos da prova calórica, tipos de estimulação utilizados, prova calórica monotermal e com água gelada, questões relacionadas à interpretação dos resultados, variáveis e artefatos. COMENTÁRIOS FINAIS: os valores de referência utilizados na prova calórica podem variar de serviço para serviço, com ponto de corte definido a partir de estudos locais. Semiotécnica cuidadosa é fundamental para elevar a sensibilidade do exame.Caloric testing is an otoneurologic evaluation of the status of the vestibular-ocular reflex; it allows an evaluation of each labyrinth separately. The main aspects on the use and interpretation of caloric testing are reviewed. METHOD: A systematic review of papers published in the past one hundred years on caloric testing was undertaken. The inclusion criteria were: cross-sectional, longitudinal, original articles, reviews and meta-analyses. Reviews of patient charts

  18. Integrative Evaluation: An Emerging Role for Classroom Studies of CAL.

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    Draper, Stephen W.; And Others

    1996-01-01

    Reviews evaluations of CAL (computer-assisted learning) in use at the University of Glasgow (Scotland). Topics include methods used; prior knowledge; learning motivation; attitude measures; confidence logs; knowledge quizzes; study habits; Hawthorne effects; formative, summative, illuminative, and integrative evaluation; quality assurance…

  19. Medi-Cal blamed for poor care in lawsuit

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    Robbins RA

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available No abstract available. Article truncated at 150 words. Several sources are reporting a lawsuit filed in California alleging poor care in the state’s Medicaid program, Medi-Cal (1. The suit alleges that Medi-Cal failed to pay doctors enough to provide proper care. The suit was filed by five Latino residents on behalf of California’s 13 million lower-income residents, more than half of them Latinos. The suit alleges that "…California has created a separate and unequal system of health care, one for the insurance program with the largest proportion of Latinos (Medi-Cal, and one for the other principal insurance plans, whose recipients are disproportionately white.” The state budget includes $107 billion in state and federal funding for Medi-Cal this year, but the spending is not enough to restore reimbursement cuts made during the Great Recession of 2008. A proposal in the U.S. Senate to repeal the Affordable Health Care law (ACA, Obamacare could drastically reduce funding for Medicare and the …

  20. A Chevalley's Theorem in Class ${\\cal C}^r$

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    Barbanson, G P

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    Let $W$ be a finite reflection group acting orthogonally on ${\\bf R}^n$, $P$ be the Chevalley polynomial mapping determined by an integrity basis of the algebra of $W$-invariant polynomials, and $h$ be the highest degree of the coordinate polynomials in $P$. There exists a linear mapping: ${\\cal C}^r(R^n)^W \

  1. Dijk- en oeverval aan den cal. Willem Annapolder (Gem. Kapelle)

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    Verhagen, H.J.

    1936-01-01

    Foto's van de aanleg van de dijk- en oeverval aan den cal. Willem Annapolder (Gem. Kapelle) 3. Linkerhelft dijkval Willem Annapolder. 30 Dec. 1936 4. Rechtehelft dijkval Willem Annapolder. 30 Dec. 1936 5. Overzicht dijkval Willem Annaolder. 30 Dec. 1936 6. Kleikisting binnendijks aangebacht. 14/15

  2. Caracterización mineralógica del depósito de zeolitas naturales en el río guaraguau (isidro ayora, provincia del Guayas) y su aplicación en la remoción de amonio en aguas residuales

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    Garcés, Daniel

    2013-01-01

    El presente trabajo pretende caracterizar mineralógicamente las zeolitas presentes en la zona de Isidro Ayora, en el río Guaraguau (35 km al noroeste de Guayaquil) y de evaluar una aplicación para remoción del ión amonio en aguas de un efluente de la zona industrial de Guayaquil. Se realizaron campañas de muestreo para caracterizar la Formación Cayo tanto geológicamente como mineralógicamente, y cuantificar los minerales de zeolita como son la mordenita, laumontita, heulandita-clinoptilolita,...

  3. CALS Baseline Architecture Analysis of Weapons System. Technical Information: Army, Draft. Volume 8

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    1989-09-01

    This effort was performed to provide a common framework for analysis and planning of CALS initiatives across the military services, leading eventually to the development of a common DoD-wide architecture for CALS. This study addresses Army technical ...

  4. 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...

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  17. Ocultos a plena vista: morteros de cal mezclados en caliente

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    Nigel Copsey

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Desde hace dos años, ha resurgido un interés por el uso de los morteros de cal viva mezclados en caliente en el Reino Unido y en Irlanda, aunque muchos de los involucrados vienen usando los morteros mezclados en caliente desde hace diez años o más. El resurgimiento de los morteros mezclados en caliente es el resultado del esfuerzo colectivo de albañiles irlandeses, escoceses e ingleses y de profesionales del mundo de la restauración y ha revitalizado el movimiento de la cal por las Islas Británicas. El objetivo de este artículo es describir este resurgimiento y resumir los beneficios esenciales de los morteros mezclados en caliente para uso en reparación y conservación compatible con edificios históricos por el mundo.

  18. Diferencias y similitudes entre morteros de cal hidráulica y morteros mixtos de cal área y cemento portland

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    Peñaranda García, Pilar

    2012-01-01

    En el presente trabajo se estudian el mortero de cal hidráulica y el mortero mixto de cal aérea y cemento Portland, siendo este último el más utilizado en la actualidad, ya que la cal ha pasado a un segundo plano en la construcción debido a los grandes avances en la producción de cemento a lo largo del siglo XX. Estos avances han desplazado a la cal, un material utilizado desde hace milenios, olvidando su alta resistencia al paso del tiempo, cuya prueba es el gran volumen de ...

  19. Engineering wavefront caustics trajectories in ${\\cal PT}$-symmetric lattices

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    Bender, Nicholas; Kottos, Tsampikos

    2015-01-01

    We utilize caustic theory in ${\\cal PT}-$symmetric lattices to design focusing and curved beam dynamics. We show that the gain and loss parameter in these systems provides an addition degree of freedom which allows for the design of the same caustics trajectories with different intensity distribution in the individual waveguides. Moreover we can create aberration-free focal points at any paraxial distance $z_f$, with anomalously large focal intensity.

  20. BeamCal Instrumentation IC: Design, Implementation, and Test Results

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    Abusleme, Angel; Dragone, Angelo; Haller, Gunther; Wooley, Bruce A.

    2012-06-01

    The BeamCal detector, one of the calorimeters in the forward region of the International Linear Collider detector, will serve three purposes: ensure hermeticity of the detector for small polar angles, reduce the backscattering from beamstrahlung electron-positron pairs into the detector center, and provide a low-latency signal for beam diagnostics. The BeamCal specifications in terms of noise suppression, signal charge, pulse rate, and occupancy pose unique challenges in the front end and readout electronics design. The Bean-BeamCal instrumentation IC is the integrated circuit under study to fulfill these requirements. To process the signal charge at the International Collider pulse rate, the Bean uses switched-capacitor filters and a slow reset-release technique. Each channel has a 10-bit successive approximation analog-to-digital converter. The Bean also features a fast feedback adder capable of providing a low latency output for beam diagnostic purposes. This work presents the design and characterization of a 3-channel prototype of the Bean built to validate concepts while the final device will comprise 32 channels.

  1. TileCal ROD Hardware and Software Requirements

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    Castelo, J; Cuenca, C; Ferrer, A; Fullana, E; Higón, E; Iglesias, C; Munar, A; Poveda, J; Ruiz-Martínez, A; Salvachúa, B; Solans, C; Valls, J A

    2005-01-01

    In this paper we present the specific hardware and firmware requirements and modifications to operate the Liquid Argon Calorimeter (LiArg) ROD motherboard in the Hadronic Tile Calorimeter (TileCal) environment. Although the use of the board is similar for both calorimeters there are still some differences in the operation of the front-end associated to both detectors which make the use of the same board incompatible. We review the evolution of the design of the ROD from the early prototype stages (ROD based on commercial and Demonstrator boards) to the production phases (ROD final board based on the LiArg design), with emphasis on the different operation modes for the TileCal detector. We start with a short review of the TileCal ROD system functionality and then we detail the different ROD hardware requirements for options, the baseline (ROD Demo board) and the final (ROD final high density board). We also summarize the performance parameters of the ROD motherboard based on the final high density option and s...

  2. Simulación del comportamiento del cemento tipo I bajo la adición de 5% de zeolita ecuatoriana en las mezclas de cemento mediante un curado al agua

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    Franco Fienco, Martha Karina

    2008-01-01

    El objetivo del presente estudio es reducir el porcentaje de cemento, adicionando algunos aditivos que puedan mantener o mejorar la propiedad mecánica, estudiando los resultados estadísticos para las comparaciones de la diferente resistencia de compresión durante el tiempo de curado. Para el desarrollo de la metodología realizamos un estudio en los diferentes días de curado de la pasta de cemento como 7, 14, 21, 28 para 5% y 4, 11, 18, 25 días para 7.5% de zeolita, realizando su respectivo...

  3. Estudio económico sobre la recuperación de fosfato mediante zeolitas sintéticas en EDARs

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    Pleguezuelos Gámez, María

    2016-01-01

    Hay catorce nutrientes esenciales en la vida y el fósforo es uno de ellos. La roca fosfática es el recurso a partir del cual se obtiene el fósforo y además de considerarse estratégica y limitada, está en vías de agotamiento. La demanda de roca fosfática aumenta al ritmo del crecimiento de la población mundial actual de manera que se estima en unos 200 años su disponibilidad. Por otro lado, los problemas medioambientales como la eutrofización, relacionado con el vertido de ag...

  4. CalSimHydro Tool - A Web-based interactive tool for the CalSim 3.0 Hydrology Prepropessor

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    Li, P.; Stough, T.; Vu, Q.; Granger, S. L.; Jones, D. J.; Ferreira, I.; Chen, Z.

    2011-12-01

    CalSimHydro, the CalSim 3.0 Hydrology Preprocessor, is an application designed to automate the various steps in the computation of hydrologic inputs for CalSim 3.0, a water resources planning model developed jointly by California State Department of Water Resources and United States Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region. CalSimHydro consists of a five-step FORTRAN based program that runs the individual models in succession passing information from one model to the next and aggregating data as required by each model. The final product of CalSimHydro is an updated CalSim 3.0 state variable (SV) DSS input file. CalSimHydro consists of (1) a Rainfall-Runoff Model to compute monthly infiltration, (2) a Soil moisture and demand calculator (IDC) that estimates surface runoff, deep percolation, and water demands for natural vegetation cover and various crops other than rice, (3) a Rice Water Use Model to compute the water demands, deep percolation, irrigation return flow, and runoff from precipitation for the rice fields, (4) a Refuge Water Use Model that simulates the ponding operations for managed wetlands, and (5) a Data Aggregation and Transfer Module to aggregate the outputs from the above modules and transfer them to the CalSim SV input file. In this presentation, we describe a web-based user interface for CalSimHydro using Google Earth Plug-In. The CalSimHydro tool allows users to - interact with geo-referenced layers of the Water Budget Areas (WBA) and Demand Units (DU) displayed over the Sacramento Valley, - view the input parameters of the hydrology preprocessor for a selected WBA or DU in a time series plot or a tabular form, - edit the values of the input parameters in the table or by downloading a spreadsheet of the selected parameter in a selected time range, - run the CalSimHydro modules in the backend server and notify the user when the job is done, - visualize the model output and compare it with a base run result, - download the output SV file to be

  5. 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.

  6. Métodos físicos e cal hidratada para manejo do cascudinho dos aviários

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    Jônatas Wolf

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available A estabilidade de ambiência na avicultura moderna tem favorecido a proliferação de insetos praga. Nesse cenário, Alphitobius diaperinus (Panzer (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae, comumente denominado cascudinho, surge como principal inseto cosmopolita infestando camas de aviários. Neste sentido o objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar os fatores cal hidratada, temperatura e umidade na cama de aviários sobre a mortalidade de A. diaperinus em condições de laboratório. Foram realizados bioensaios laboratoriais simulando o ambiente de criação em recipientes com a adição de cama de aviário, ração e adultos e larvas de A. diaperinus. A variável resposta foi a mortalidade aos sete e 10 dias após a instalação dos experimentos. A adição de cal hidratada na cama de aviário na dosagem de 400g m-² promoveu mortalidade parcial de adultos (35,62%±2,74 e larvas (45,62%±1,75 de A. diaperinus. O fator umidade na cama de aviário, independente do percentual, não provocou mortalidade significativa de adultos de A. diaperinus. A temperatura da cama de aviário em 45°C proveu mortalidade total de adultos e larvas de A. diaperinus nas condições propostas.

  7. Sobre caudillos

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    Margarita Garrido

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    Full Text Available Cuadro ensayos: De la respuesta criolla a los caudillos republicanos. Hispanoamérica 1750- 1850: Ensayos sobre la sociedad y el Estado. John Lynch. Universidad Nacional, Bogotá, 1987.

  8. Kinetics of Acetate Utilization by Two Thermophilic Acetotrophic Methanogens: Methanosarcina sp. Strain CALS-1 and Methanothrix sp. Strain CALS-1.

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    Min, H; Zinder, S H

    1989-02-01

    The kinetics of acetate utilization were examined for washed concentrated cell suspensions of two thermophilic acetotrophic methanogens isolated from a 58 degrees C anaerobic digestor. Progress curves for acetate utilization by cells of Methanosarcina sp. strain CALS-1 showed that the utilization rate was concentration independent (zero order) above concentrations near 3 mM and that acetate utilization ceased when a threshold concentration near 1 mM was reached. Acetate utilization by cells of Methanothrix sp. strain CALS-1 was concentration independent down to 0.1 to 0.2 mM, and threshold values of 12 to 21 muM were observed. Typical utilization rates in the concentration-independent stage were 210 and 130 nmol min mg of protein for the methanosarcina and the methanothrix, respectively. These results are in agreement with a general model in which high acetate concentrations favor Methanosarcina spp., while low concentrations favor Methanothrix spp. However, acetate utilization by these two strains did not follow simple Michaelis-Menton kinetics.

  9. Tools for breeding 'calçots' ( Allium cepa L.), an expanding crop ...

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    'Calçots', the floral stems of second-year onion resprouts of the 'Ceba Blanca Tardana de Lleida' landrace, have a growing market. Different constraints have prevented the inclusion of sensory attributes in 'calçot' breeding programs. Thus, we aimed to: (i) elaborate a sensory ideotype representing consumers' preferences ...

  10. Evaluation of the SB 1041 Reforms to California's CalWORKs Program: Background and Study Design

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    Karoly, Lynn A.; Bozick, Robert; Davis, Lois M.; Kitmitto, Sami; Turk-Bicakci, Lori; Bos, Johannes M.; Holod, Aleksandra; Blankenship, Charles

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    The California Budget Act of 2012, through a trailer bill known as Senate Bill (SB) 1041, contained significant reforms to the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program. CalWORKs is California's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, a central component of the safety net that provides cash aid for…

  11. The impact of BeamCal performance at different international linear ...

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    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 ...

  12. Use of Modular Design in the Production of Portable CAL Software: A Case Study.

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    Wilson, R. N.; McCrum, E.

    1984-01-01

    Discusses difficulties of producing computer assisted learning (CAL) software economically. Proposed as a solution, modular programing is illustrated by describing production of a matrix algebra package. Use of special CAL modules and facilities provided by subroutine libraries are cited, and development of a package to teach matrix theory is…

  13. 78 FR 1264 - CalAmp Wireless Networks Corporation, Waseca, MN; Notice of Negative Determination Regarding...

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    ... 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 an...

  14. 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.

  15. CalWORKs Students and Their Best Practices, How They Succeed in Community College

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    Velasco, Claudia

    2017-01-01

    The purpose of this phenomenology study was to determine the best practices that CalWORKs students utilize to be successful in the community college. This objective was achieved by identifying successes and challenges that current CalWORKs students in the community college have experienced while managing the responsibilities of college, parenting,…

  16. CAL--ERDA program manual. [Building Design Language; LOADS, SYSTEMS, PLANT, ECONOMICS, REPORT, EXECUTIVE, CAL-ERDA

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    Hunn, B. D.; Diamond, S. C.; Bennett, G. A.; Tucker, E. F.; Roschke, M. A.

    1977-10-01

    A set of computer programs, called Cal-ERDA, is described that is capable of rapid and detailed analysis of energy consumption in buildings. A new user-oriented input language, named the Building Design Language (BDL), has been written to allow simplified manipulation of the many variables used to describe a building and its operation. This manual provides the user with information necessary to understand in detail the Cal-ERDA set of computer programs. The new computer programs described include: an EXECUTIVE Processor to create computer system control commands; a BDL Processor to analyze input instructions, execute computer system control commands, perform assignments and data retrieval, and control the operation of the LOADS, SYSTEMS, PLANT, ECONOMICS, and REPORT programs; a LOADS analysis program that calculates peak (design) zone and hourly loads and the effect of the ambient weather conditions, the internal occupancy, lighting, and equipment within the building, as well as variations in the size, location, orientation, construction, walls, roofs, floors, fenestrations, attachments (awnings, balconies), and shape of a building; a Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) SYSTEMS analysis program capable of modeling the operation of HVAC components including fans, coils, economizers, humidifiers, etc.; 16 standard configurations and operated according to various temperature and humidity control schedules. A plant equipment program models the operation of boilers, chillers, electrical generation equipment (diesel or turbines), heat storage apparatus (chilled or heated water), and solar heating and/or cooling systems. An ECONOMIC analysis program calculates life-cycle costs. A REPORT program produces tables of user-selected variables and arranges them according to user-specified formats. A set of WEATHER ANALYSIS programs manipulates, summarizes and plots weather data. Libraries of weather data, schedule data, and building data were prepared.

  17. 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.

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

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    Chuthapisith, Jariya; diMambro, Benedict; Doody, Gillian

    2009-02-26

    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. 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. 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). The CAL package developed was an effective method of educating people who work with children about autism.

  19. Control System for ATLAS TileCal HVRemote boards

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    Pedro Martins, Filipe Manuel; The ATLAS collaboration

    2017-01-01

    One of the proposed solutions for upgrading the high voltage (HV) system of TileCal, the ATLAS central hadron calorimeter, consists in removing the HV regulation boards from the detector and deploying them in a low-radiation room where there is permanent access for maintenance. This option requires many ∼100 m long HV cables but removes the requirement of radiation hard boards. This solution simplifies the control system of the HV regulation cards (called HVRemote). It consists of a Detector Control System (DCS) node linked to 256 HVRemote boards through a tree of Ethernet connections. Each HVRemote includes a smart Ethernet transceiver for converting data and commands from the DCS into serial peripheral interface (SPI) signals routed to SPI-capable devices in the HVRemote. The DCS connection to the transceiver and the control of some SPI-capable devices via Ethernet has been tested successfully. A test board (HVRemote-Ctrl) with the interfacing sub-system of the HVRemote was fabricated. It is being tested ...

  20. 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...

  1. Design de interface do ambiente virtual HyperCAL online

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    Jaire Passos

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available A presente pesquisa objetiva propor uma metodologia que oriente o projeto de interface de ambiente virtual centrado no usuário que seja sistematizada como processo de produto com princípios de design de interação, considerando aspectos de usabilidade e ergonomia, de modo a favorecer o trabalho do usuário, permitindo a apropriação do conteúdo e a execução das tarefas através das funcionalidades do sistema. Para consecução do trabalho foram investigados: os elementos da experiência do usuário; as ferramentas de planejamento de produto; as técnicas engenharia de software; e os conceitos do design de interação. A validação da metodologia foi feita através do projeto de interface do módulo do desenvolvedor (professor/instrutor do HyperCalGD online. A interface projetada apresentou melhores condições para o desenvolvimento de materiais educacionais.

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

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    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.

  3. 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.

  4. Measurement of the ratio of branching fractions ${\\cal B}(B^0 \\to K^{\\ast 0} \\gamma)/{\\cal B}(B^0_s \\to \\phi \\gamma)$

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    The ratio of branching fractions of the radiative $B$ decays $B^0\\to K^{*0}\\gamma$ and $B^0_s\\to \\phi\\gamma$ has been measured using $0.37\\,$fb$^{-1}$ of $pp$ collisions at a centre of mass energy of $\\sqrt{s}=7\\,$TeV, collected by the LHCb experiment. The value obtained is \\begin{equation} \\frac{{\\cal B}(B^0\\to K^{*0}\\gamma)}{{\\cal B}(B^0_s\\to \\phi\\gamma)} = 1.12 \\pm 0.08^{+0.06}_{-0.04}\\phantom{.}^{+0.09}_{-0.08},\

  5. Estudo da influência das dimensões dos metatarsos no conforto dos calçados femininos: o caso da cidade de Campina Grande - PB

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    Carolina Ângelo Jerônimo Domingues

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available O pé é a base estrutural de todo o corpo humano e um dos sistemas vitais mais negligenciados, mas, ainda assim capaz de exercer todas as suas funções. No intuito de proteger os pés e evitar as lesões surge o calçado. Em contrapartida, existe uma padronização excessiva deste artefato que atende apenas a um segmento da população. Embora existam vários estudos no Brasil que versem sobre a ergonomia e usabilidade do calçado, percebe-se a necessidade de adequação antropométrica deste produto. Com base nas diferenças entre a antropometria de diversas etnias e biótipos percebe-se que os calçados devem possuir dimensões e formatos de acordo com a morfologia do pé de cada população. O objetivo deste estudo foi medir os pés da população feminina urbana da cidade de Campina Grande-PB por meio de técnicas antropométricas e comparar estas medidas com a NBR 15159:2013 a fim de compreender a relação entre a influência do perímetro dos metatarsos sob o conforto dos calçados. O método utilizado possui natureza aplicada e abordagem mista, caracterizada por procedimentos metodológicos como levantamento bibliográfico e survey. A amostra foi definida pela estatística probabilística, composta por 408 mulheres com idade entre 15 e 44 anos, residentes fixas ou temporárias na cidade de Campina Grande-PB. Os resultados mostraram diferenças entre as dimensões do pé direito e o pé esquerdo, bem como identificaram uma discrepância entre as medidas do perímetro do metatarso quando comparado com a norma brasileira. Portanto, conclui-se que essas diferenças são refletidas na sensação de desconforto proporcionada pelos calçados, além de propiciar o surgimento de anomalias e deformidade dos pés como as calosidades e bolhas.

  6. TileCal Beam Test Simulation Application in the FADS/Goofy Framework (GEANT4)

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    Solodkov, A A

    2003-01-01

    A new application for the Tile Calorimeter (TileCal) beam test simulation has been developed in GEANT4 within the FADS/Goofy framework. The geometry and readout systems for all the different TileCal modules have been implemented in a quite detailed way. This application allows to simulate all the TileCal beam test setup configurations existing so far. Details of the development as well as instructions to install and run the program are presented. The first tests have been performed for a beam test setup consisting of five prototype modules using negative pions with different energies and results of comparison to the experimental data from TileCal TDR are presented as well.

  7. Étude histocytochimique des cals de Cicer arietinum L. confrontés ...

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    Le suivi de cette interaction par le biais d'une étude cytohistochimique après 24h, 48h, 72h et 7 jours de confrontation montre que les cals d'INRA 199 en réponse à la confrontation, accumulent de novo des composés phénoliques et semblent limiter la prolifération des hyphes aux assises cellulaires externes des cals.

  8. The Radiometric Calibration Network (RadCalNet): a Global Calibration and Validation Test Site Network

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    Czapla-Myers, J.; Bouvet, M.; Wenny, B. N.

    2016-12-01

    The Radiometric Calibration Network (RadCalNet) Working Group (WG) consists of national and academic groups from various countries who are involved in the radiometric calibration and validation of Earth-observing sensors. The current WG is composed of members from France, Italy, the Netherlands, the UK, the USA, and China. RadCalNet has been on the agenda of the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) Working Group on Calibration and Validation (WGCV) for years, and in 2014 it was formally assembled. The primary goal is to develop an SI-traceable standardized network of sites and processing protocols for the absolute radiometric calibration, Intercalibration, and validation of Earth-observing sensors. Currently, RadCalNet is composed of four instrumented test sites that are located in the USA, France, Namibia, and China. A two-year prototyping phase was used to define the architecture of RadCalNet, demonstrate the operational concept using current satellite sensors, and to provide recommendations to CEOS WGCV for the transition of RadCalNet to an operational status. The final product is planned to be a daily hyperspectral (400-2500 nm) top-of-atmosphere reflectance in 30-minute intervals for a nadir-viewing sensor at each of the four test sites. The current schedule has RadCalNet becoming operational in late 2016 or early 2017.

  9. 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

  10. 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

    2014-08-01

    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 yields in Escherichia coli as a Small Ubiquitin-like MOdifier (SUMO) fusion protein, which is easily purified and allows isolation of the PAS-cal moiety after SUMO protease cleavage. Upon subsequent in situ treatment with trypsin, the PAS-cal polypeptide yields a set of four defined homogeneous peptides in the range from 2 to 8 kDa with equal mass spacing. ESI-MS analysis revealed a conveniently interpretable raw spectrum, which after deconvolution resulted in a very simple pattern of four peaks with similar ionization signals. MALDI-MS analysis of a PAS-cal peptide mixture comprising both the intact polypeptide and its tryptic fragments revealed not only the four standard peptides but also the singly and doubly charged states of the intact concatamer as well as di- and trimeric adduct ion species between the peptides, thus augmenting the observable m/z range. The advantageous properties of PAS-cal are most likely a result of the strongly hydrophilic and conformationally disordered PEG-like properties of the PAS sequences. Therefore, PAS-cal offers an inexpensive and versatile recombinant peptide calibration standard for mass spectrometry in protein/peptide bioanalytics and proteomics research, the composition of which may be further adapted to fit individual needs.

  11. Basis for Sarcopenia Screening With the SARC-CalF in Nursing Homes.

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    Urzi, Felicita; Šimunič, Boštjan; Buzan, Elena

    2017-11-01

    Sarcopenia is a major health problem of the older population. The European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People (EWGSOP) developed diagnostic criteria for diagnosis of sarcopenia that require assessing muscle mass and strength or physical performance. Recently, however, a rapid screening method SARC-CalF was developed. The aim of the present study was to validate the SARC-CalF test using EWGSOP sarcopenia diagnostic criteria in a sample of nursing home residents. Cross-sectional study. A sample of 80 nursing home residents [30% of men; mean age 84.3 (7.9) years]. Sarcopenia was determined as proposed by the EWGSOP diagnostic criteria, whereby muscle mass was measured by bioelectrical impedance, muscle strength by handgrip strength, and physical performance by usual gait speed and a Short Physical Performance Battery score. Sarcopenia was also assessed by the SARC-CalF screening test. A total of 38.7% of sarcopenia was evaluated using EWGSOP diagnostic criteria and 36.2% using the SARC-CalF test. The SARC-CalF demonstrated a sensitivity level of 77.4% and specificity of 89.8%. The area under the receiver operating characteristic curves of SARC-CalF test was 0.84 (95% confidence interval 0.74, 0.94). SARC-CalF could be a useful screening test for sarcopenia in nursing home residents. The incorporation of the test as a basis for sarcopenia screening will provide additional value to current nursing home preventive measures. Copyright © 2017 AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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

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

    2017-01-01

    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, creating a national impact on their numbers successfully pursuing a PhD in the field.In 7 years, the CAMPARE program has sent 80 students, >80% from underrepresented groups, to conduct summer research at one of 14 major research institutions throughout the country. The graduation rate among CAMPARE scholars is 98%, and of the CAMPARE scholars who have graduated with a Bachelor’s degree, more than 60% have completed or are pursuing graduate education in astronomy or a related field, at institutions including UCLA, UC Riverside, UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara, USC, Stanford, Univ. of Arizona, Univ. of Washington, and the Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s-to-PhD program.Now entering its third year, the Cal-Bridge program is a CSU-UC Bridge program comprised of over 75 physics and astronomy faculty from 5 University of California (UC), 9 California State University (CSU), and 14 California Community College (CCC) campuses in Southern California. In the first three years, 22 Cal-Bridge Scholars have been selected, including 11 Hispanic, 3 African-American and 8 female students, 5 of whom are from URM groups. Nineteen (19) of the 22 Cal-Bridge Scholars are first-generation college students. The entire first cohort of 4 Cal-Bridge scholars was accepted to one or more PhD programs in astronomy or physics, including UC Irvine, UC Santa Cruz, UC Davis, Michigan State, and Georgia State Universities. The second cohort of 8 Cal-Bridge scholars is applying to graduate schools this fall.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

  13. 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

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    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.

  14. 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

  15. «La raza más desordenada del mundo»: la dinámica del parentesco entre los calós catalanes

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    David Lagunas Arias

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available La tentativa de este texto es contribuir a la etnología sobre los gitanos, y la antropología social en general, aportando reflexiones que son importantes para el presente y el futuro de los estudios sobre gitanos. Para ello realizo un análisis de la organización social y familiar de los gitanos catalanes (calós de Mataró con el fin de presentar algunas pistas de investigación y orientaciones conceptuales. El funcionamiento flexible de las redes de parentesco bilateral, las categorizaciones en la terminología de parentesco y la antroponimia, las formas de nominación individual y familiar, y los sistemas de alianza aportan conocimiento crítico respecto a principios genuinos y categorías con capacidad explicativa de la antropología. Con ello intento aclarar algunos equívocos productivos en la etnografía sobre los sistemas de organización social de los gitanos.

  16. 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....... 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......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...

  17. Spectral aerosol direct radiative forcing from airborne radiative measurements during CalNex and ARCTAS

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    Leblanc, Samuel E.; Schmidt, K. S.; Pilewskie, P.; Redemann, J.; Hostetler, C.; Ferrare, R.; Hair, J.; Langridge, J. M.; Lack, D. A.

    2012-09-01

    This study presents the aerosol radiative forcing derived from airborne measurements of shortwave spectral irradiance during the 2010 Research at the Nexus of Air Quality and Climate Change (CalNex). Relative forcing efficiency, the radiative forcing normalized by aerosol optical thickness and incident irradiance, is a means of comparing the aerosol radiative forcing for different conditions. In this study, it is used to put the aerosol radiative effects of an air mass in the Los Angeles basin in context with case studies from three field missions that targeted other regions and aerosol types, including a case study from the Arctic Research of the Composition of the Troposphere from Aircraft and Satellites (ARCTAS). For CalNex, we relied on irradiance measurements onboard the NOAA P-3 aircraft during a flight on 19 May 2010 over a ground station. CalNex presented a difficulty for determining forcing efficiency since one of the input parameters, optical thickness, was not available from the same aircraft. However, extinction profiles were available from a nearby aircraft. An existing retrieval algorithm was modified to use those measurements as initial estimate for the missing optical thickness. In addition, single scattering albedo and asymmetry parameter (secondary products of the method), were compared with CalNex in situ measurements. The CalNex relative forcing efficiency spectra agreed with earlier studies that found this parameter to be constrained at each wavelength within 20% per unit of aerosol optical thickness at 500 nm regardless of aerosol type and experiment, except for highly absorbing aerosols sampled near Mexico City. The diurnally averaged below-layer forcing efficiency integrated over the wavelength range of 350-700 nm for CalNex is estimated to be -58.6 ± 13.8 W/m2, whereas for the ARCTAS case it is -48.7 ± 11.5 W/m2.

  18. Robust date for the Bronze Age Avellino eruption (Somma-Vesuvius): 3945 ± 10 calBP (1995 ± 10 calBC)

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    Sevink, Jan; van Bergen, Manfred J.; van der Plicht, Johannes; Feiken, Hendrik; Anastasia, Carmela; Huizinga, Annika

    2011-05-01

    We found Bronze Age lake sediments from the Agro Pontino graben (Central Italy) to contain a thin (2-3 cm) continuous tephra layer composed of lithics, crystals and minor volcanic glass. Tephrochronological and compositional constraints strongly suggest that this layer represents the Avellino pumice eruption, which has also been identified in Central Italian lake cores. Its provenance is corroborated by electron-microprobe analyses performed on juvenile pumice grains, showing that the tephra layer is probably the distal equivalent of the EU2 event of the Avellino eruption. We used multiple 14C age estimations of two lacustrine sequences with intercalated tephra layer, from the western border zone (Migliara 44.5) and the centre of the former lake (Campo Inferiore), for in tandem dating of this eruption, employing the OxCal code, which yielded a robust age of 3945 ± 10 calBP (1995 ± 10 calBC). To date, this is the only study providing both a terminus post and terminus ante quem of this precision, also demonstrating the advantage of dating distal tephra layers in a clear stratigraphic context over proximal deposits in sequences with major stratigraphic hiatuses. Our new results underscore the importance of the Avellino tephra layer as a precise time marker for studies on the Early Bronze Age of Central Italy.

  19. Remoción de Fe y Mn en aguas naturales por adsorción-oxidación sobre clinoptilolita

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    Carolina Cuchimaque Lugo; Luz Yolanda Vargas Fiallo; Carlos Alberto Ríos Reyes

    2013-01-01

    En el presente trabajo de investigación se comprueba la eficiencia en la remoción de Fe y Mn de aguas naturales por el empleo de un medio adsorbente que consiste de zeolita natural (clinoptilolita...

  20. 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.

  1. Cal-Bridge and CAMPARE: Engaging Underrepresented Students in Physics and Astronomy

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    Rudolph, Alexander L.; Cal-Bridge and CAMPARE Teams

    2018-01-01

    We describe two programs, Cal-Bridge and CAMPARE, 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, creating a national impact on their numbers successfully pursuing a PhD in the field.In 8 years, the CAMPARE program has sent 112 students, >80% from underrepresented groups, to conduct summer research at one of 14 major research institutions throughout the country. Of the CAMPARE scholars who have graduated with a Bachelor’s degree, almost two-thirds (65%) have completed or are pursuing graduate education in physics, astronomy, or a related field, at institutions including UCLA, UC Riverside, UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara, USC, Stanford, Univ. of Arizona, Univ. of Washington, Univ. of Rochester, Michigan State Univ., Georgia Tech, Georgia State Univ., Kent State, Indiana Univ., Univ. of Oregon, Syracuse Univ., Montana State Univ., and the Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s-to-PhD program.Now entering its fourth year, the Cal-Bridge program is a CSU-UC Bridge program comprised of >140 physics and astronomy faculty from 9 University of California (UC), 15 California State University (CSU), and 30 California Community College (CCC) campuses throughout California. In the first four years, 34 Cal-Bridge Scholars have been selected, including 22 Hispanic, 3 African-American and 13 women students, 10 of whom are from URM groups. Thirty (30) of the 34 Cal-Bridge Scholars are first generation college students. In the last two years, 11 of 13 Cal-Bridge Scholars have begun PhD programs in physics or astronomy at top PhD programs nationally. Three (3) of these 11 scholars have won NSF Graduate Research Fellowships; one more received an Honorable Mention. The next cohort applies this fall.Cal-Bridge provides much deeper mentoring and professional development experiences over the last

  2. Radiation-Tolerant Custom Made Low Voltage Power Supply System for ATLAS/TileCal Detector

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    Hruska, I; Calheiros, F; Némécek, S; Kotek, Z; Palacky, J; Price, J; Lokajícek, M; Tikhonov, A; Solin, A

    2007-01-01

    This paper describes custom made Low Voltage Power Supply (LVPS) system developed for the ATLAS – TileCal detector of the LHC (The Large Hadron Collider) particle accelerator at CERN, Geneva. The system is based on the use of only COTS (Commercial of The Shelf) components, is qualified to be radiation tolerant up to 40krad, and can operate in external DC magnetic field above 0.02 Tesla. The LVPS design described in this paper has been developed and produced for the ATLAS TileCal detector during the years 2001 – 2007.

  3. Monte Carlo Performance of the TileCal Low pT Muon Identification Algorithm

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

    2008-01-01

    This note describes the TileCal standalone low pT muon identification algorithm (TileMuId) developed to contribute to the Level-2 trigger. This algorithm is based on the characteristic muon energy deposition inside the calorimeter. The implementation of this algorithm in the core of the Digital Signal Processors (DSPs) in the TileCal Read-Out Drivers (RODs) is also discussed in this paper. The TileMuId performance with Monte Carlo data from single muons and bb events is shown in terms of efficiencies and fraction of fakes for both a fully Level-2 version and a ROD-based version of the algorithm.

  4. 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

    [spa] 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 y kiss2 como sus receptores se encuentran localizadas en zonas hipofisiotró...

  5. Evaluación de la eficiencia de una batería de filtros empacados en zeolita en la remoción de metales pesados presentes en un licor mixto bajo condiciones de laboratorio Evaluation of efficiency of a filter battery packaging zeolite in the removal of heavy metals in a mixed liquor under laboratory conditions

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    Diana Rocío Acevedo Cifuentes; Sandra Milena Builes Felizzola; Carlos Andrés Ordóñez Ante; Idalia Jacqueline López Sánchez

    2011-01-01

    En este artículo se muestran resultados de investigación obtenidos en la remoción de los metales pesados, plomo, níquel, cromo, cadmio y mercurio, presentes en una solución compuesta por licor mixto proveniente de la planta de tratamiento de aguas residuales de San Fernando y una solución preparada con metales pesados con una concentración conocida, mediante el uso de una batería de filtros empacados en zeolita clinoptilolita. La experimentación se desarrolló bajo condiciones controladas de c...

  6. Efectos de la magnesia sobre la combinación de la cal en el clínker

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    Hesselljerg Christenssen, Niels

    1979-06-01

    Full Text Available El autor se propone, en este muy apreciable artículo, poner de manifiesto que la magnesia en el clínker de portland no es un constituyente "traza" sino que tiene efectos pequeños pero distintos en la calcinación del clínker, diferentes del efecto perjudicial que ejercería en la estabilidad del hormigón, motivo de su limitación al 6% en la mayoría de las normas qué condicionan al cemento portland.

  7. 78 FR 1252 - CalAmp Wireless Networks Corporation (CWNC), Satellite Products Division, Including On-Site...

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    ... Employment and Training Administration CalAmp Wireless Networks Corporation (CWNC), Satellite Products Division, Including On-Site Leased Workers From Select Staffing, Oxnard, CA; CalAmp Wireless Networks... Networks Corporation (CWNC), and that the manufacturing of wireless networking products was transferred...

  8. 76 FR 70520 - Rovac Corp., RS Group of Companies, Inc., Rymer Foods, Inc. Stratus Services Group, Inc., Sun Cal...

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    ... COMMISSION Rovac Corp., RS Group of Companies, Inc., Rymer Foods, Inc. Stratus Services Group, Inc., Sun Cal Energy, Inc., Sun Motor International, Inc., Surebet Casinos, Inc., and Swiss Medica, Inc.; Order of... Sun Cal Energy, Inc. because it has not filed any periodic reports since the period ended March 31...

  9. 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.

  10. Fixed Combination Aerosol Foam Calcipotriene 0.005% (Cal) Plus Betamethasone Dipropionate 0.064% (BD) is More Efficacious than Cal or BD Aerosol Foam Alone for Psoriasis Vulgaris

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    Tyring, Stephen; Bukhalo, Michael; Alonso-Llamazares, Javier; Olesen, Martin; Lowson, David; Yamauchi, Paul

    2016-01-01

    Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of fixed combination aerosol foam calcipotriene 0.005% (Cal) plus betamethasone dipropionate 0.064% (BD). Design: Patients were randomized (100:101:101) to receive Cal/BD foam, Cal foam, or BD foam once daily for four weeks. Setting: Twenty-eight United States centers. Participants: 302 patients (≥18 years) with Psoriasis vulgaris (plaque Psoriasis; ≥mild disease severity by physicians global assessment). Measurements: Treatment success of the body (“clear”/”almost clear” from baseline moderate/severe disease; “clear” from baseline mild disease). Involved scalp treatment success was an additional endpoint. Results: Most patients (76%) had moderate Psoriasis of the body (66% for scalp). At Week 4, 45 percent of Cal/BD foam patients achieved treatment success, significantly more than Cal foam (14.9%; OR 4.34 [95%CI 2.16,8.72] Pfoam (30.7%; 1.81 [1.00,3.26] P=0.047). Fifty-three percent of Cal/BD foam patients achieved treatment success of the scalp, significantly greater than Cal foam (35.6%; 1.91 [1.09,3.35] P=0.021), but not BD foam (47.5%; 1.24 [0.71,2.16] P=0.45). Mean modified Psoriasis area and severity index (population baseline 7.6) improved in all groups, with statistically significant differences in Week 4 Cal/BD foam score (2.37) versus Cal foam (4.39; mean difference -2.03 [-2.63][-1.43] Pfoam (3.37; -1.19 [-1.80][-0.59] Pfoam was significantly more effective than Cal foam and BD foam in providing treatment success at Week 4 and effective on involved scalp. Trial registration: NCT01536938. PMID:27313822

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

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    Hediger, Martin Robert; De Vico, Luca; Rannes, Julie Bille

    2013-01-01

    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 barrie...

  12. 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.

  13. CAL Community School: An Invitation to Patrons To Participate. 1995-96 Report to the Community.

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    CAL Community School, Latimer, IA.

    This annual report provides information on the CAL Community School, a small K-12 school that serves the communities of Alexander, Coulter, and Latimer, Iowa. The mission of the school is to provide a positive educational environment, maintain high academic standards, and promote the value of life-long learning among students. In addition, the…

  14. Providing for Early Childhood Development Experiences in the CAL Community School.

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    Jess, James D.; And Others

    An overview of the prekindergarten program provided for children in the CAL Community School District, Latimer, Iowa, is offered in this booklet. The program's goals, structure, schedule, activities, staff, and evaluation procedures are briefly described. Conclusions and recommendations of the district superintendent concerning the prekindergarten…

  15. Organic Aerosol Composition and Sources in Pasadena, California during the 2010 CalNex Campaign

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    Organic aerosols (OA) in Pasadena are characterized using multiple measurements from the California Research at the Nexus of Air Quality and Climate Change (CalNex) campaign. Five OA components are identified using positive matrix factorization including hydrocarbon-like OA (HOA) ...

  16. Tests with beam setup of the TileCal Phase-II upgrade electronics

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    Hlaluku, Dingane Reward; The ATLAS collaboration

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    The LHC has planned a series of upgrades culminating in the High Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC) which will have an average luminosity 5-7 times larger than the nominal Run-2 value. The ATLAS Tile Calorimeter (TileCal) will undergo an upgrade to accommodate to the HL-LHC parameters. The TileCal electronics both on- and off-detector will be completely redesigned and a new readout architecture will be adopted. The photomultiplier signals will be digitised and transferred to the TileCal PreProcessors (PPr) located off-detector for every bunch crossing. Then, the PPr will provide preprocessed digital data to the first level trigger with improved spatial granularity and energy resolution with respect to the current analog trigger signals. We plan to insert one TileCal module instrumented with the new electronics in the real detector to evaluate and qualify the new readout and trigger concepts in the overall ATLAS data acquisition system. This new drawer, so-called Hybrid Demonstrator, must provide analog trigger signal fo...

  17. El jaciment paleolític de Cal Coix (Maçanet de la Selva)

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    Soler i Masferrer, Narcís

    1982-01-01

    Descripció del jaciment arqueològic de Cal Coix, al terme municipal de Maçanet de la Selva. Es descriuen els fragments trobats pel seu descobridor, Francerc Riuró, i per Miquel Oliva i Josep M.Corominas, i dipositats al Museu Arqueològic Provincial de Girona

  18. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES OF GIRLS AND THEIR PARENTS WITH GIRLS` ATTITUDES PHYSI CAL ACTIVITY

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    Nebojša Čokorilo

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available The re se arch was con duc ted on the sam ple of 222 pa rents of ele men tary school - girls, aged 6-7 years from No vi Sad, Som bor, Srem ska Mi tro vi ca, Bač ka Pa lan ka and Zre nja nin. Physi cal ac ti vi ti es of ma le chil dren and the ir pa rents we re al so eva lu a ted by the ir pa rents. That is the ti me when chil dren can con sti tu te ha bits for physi cal exer ci ses. Pas si ve at ti tu de of fe ma le chil dren to wards physi cal exer ci ses are the con se qu en ces of the sa me at ti tu des sha red by pa rents. Wit hin re se arch it is fo und out that the re is a hu ge im por tan ce of pa rents’ par ti ci pa tion in chil dren’s ac ti vi ti es. That in clu des how much chil dren are physi cal ac ti ve per we ek.

  19. Practical Aspects of CALS in Design and Manufacturing of Sheet Metal Products

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    Shpitalni, Moshe; Alting, Leo; Bilberg, Arne

    1998-01-01

    the CALS approach. This approach requires global observation and allows actual and current information to flow both forward and backward. This information, regardless of the specific process in which it has been generated, is used to improve the entire global process. This paper is concerned...

  20. A Novel TetR Family Transcriptional Regulator, CalR3, Negatively Controls Calcimycin Biosynthesis in Streptomyces chartreusis NRRL 3882

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    Lixia Gou

    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available Calcimycin is a unique ionophoric antibiotic that is widely used in biochemical and pharmaceutical applications, but the genetic basis underlying the regulatory mechanisms of calcimycin biosynthesis are unclear. Here, we identified the calR3 gene, which encodes a novel TetR family transcriptional regulator and exerts a negative effect on calcimycin biosynthesis. Disruption of calR3 in Streptomyces chartreusis NRRL 3882 led to significantly increased calcimycin and its intermediate cezomycin. Gene expression analysis showed that the transcription of calR3 and its adjacent calT gene were dramatically enhanced (30- and 171-fold, respectively in GLX26 (ΔcalR3 mutants compared with the wild-type strains. Two CalR3-binding sites within the bidirectional calR3-calT promoter region were identified using a DNase I footprinting assay, indicating that CalR3 directly repressed the transcription of its own gene and the calT gene. In vitro electrophoretic mobility shift assays suggested that both calcimycin and cezomycin can act as CalR3 ligands to induce CalR3 to dissociate from its binding sites. These findings indicate negative feedback for the regulation of CalR3 in calcimycin biosynthesis and suggest that calcimycin production can be improved by manipulating its biosynthetic machinery.

  1. SÍNTESIS DE UNA MEMBRANA ZEOLÍTICA DE TIPO Y SOPORTADA EN a-ALÚMINA: EFECTO DEL TRATAMIENTO TÉRMICO SOBRE LA ESTRUCTURA

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    Ana P. Araújo

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se llevó a cabo la preparación de una membrana zeolítica (Y/α-alúmina utilizando el método de crecimiento secundario con semilla. La zeolita Y fue sintetizada utilizando el método hidrotérmico. El soporte cerámico (α-alúmina fue preparado a través de la técnica de conformación de post cerámico y sinterizada a 1200oC/1h. Los materiales se caracterizaron por espectroscopía de fluorescencia de rayos X por energía dispersiva (EDX, difracción de rayos X (DRX y microscopia electrónica de barrido (MEB. La formación de una película zeolitíca homogénea sobre la superficie de soporte cerámico se observó a partir de los difractogramas de rayos x y de las imágenes obtenidas por MEB. El proceso de tratamiento térmico presentó evidencias de que hubo modificaciones en las estructuras de la membrana zeolítica.

  2. Final Report Feasibility Study for the California Wave Energy Test Center (CalWavesm)

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    Blakeslee, Samuel Norman [California Polytechnic State Univ. (CalPoly), San Luis Obispo, CA (United States). Inst. for Advanced Technology and Public Policy; Toman, William I. [Protean Wave Energy Ltd., Los Osos, CA (United States); Williams, Richard B. [Leidos Maritime Solutions, Reston, VA (United States); Davy, Douglas M. [CH2M, Sacramento, CA (United States); West, Anna [Kearns and West, Inc., San Francisco, CA (United States); Connet, Randy M. [Omega Power Engineers, LLC, Anaheim, CA (United States); Thompson, Janet [Kearns and West, Inc., San Francisco, CA (United States); Dolan, Dale [California Polytechnic State Univ. (CalPoly), San Luis Obispo, CA (United States); Baltimore, Craig [California Polytechnic State Univ. (CalPoly), San Luis Obispo, CA (United States); Jacobson, Paul [Electric Power Research Inst. (EPRI), Knoxville, TN (United States); Hagerman, George [Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ. (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA (United States); Potter, Chris [California Natural Resources Agency, Sacramento, CA (United States); Dooher, Brendan [Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Francisco, CA (United States); Wendt, Dean [California Polytechnic State Univ. (CalPoly), San Luis Obispo, CA (United States); Sheppard, Colin [Humboldt State Univ., Arcata, CA (United States); Harris, Andrew [Humboldt State Univ., Arcata, CA (United States); Lawson, W. Graham [Power Delivery Consultants, Inc., Albany, NY (United States)

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    The California Wave Energy Test Center (CalWave) Feasibility Study project was funded over multiple phases by the Department of Energy to perform an interdisciplinary feasibility assessment to analyze the engineering, permitting, and stakeholder requirements to establish an open water, fully energetic, grid connected, wave energy test center off the coast of California for the purposes of advancing U.S. wave energy research, development, and testing capabilities. Work under this grant included wave energy resource characterization, grid impact and interconnection requirements, port infrastructure and maritime industry capability/suitability to accommodate the industry at research, demonstration and commercial scale, and macro and micro siting considerations. CalWave Phase I performed a macro-siting and down-selection process focusing on two potential test sites in California: Humboldt Bay and Vandenberg Air Force Base. This work resulted in the Vandenberg Air Force Base site being chosen as the most favorable site based on a peer reviewed criteria matrix. CalWave Phase II focused on four siting location alternatives along the Vandenberg Air Force Base coastline and culminated with a final siting down-selection. Key outcomes from this work include completion of preliminary engineering and systems integration work, a robust turnkey cost estimate, shoreside and subsea hazards assessment, storm wave analysis, lessons learned reports from several maritime disciplines, test center benchmarking as compared to existing international test sites, analysis of existing applicable environmental literature, the completion of a preliminary regulatory, permitting and licensing roadmap, robust interaction and engagement with state and federal regulatory agency personnel and local stakeholders, and the population of a Draft Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Preliminary Application Document (PAD). Analysis of existing offshore oil and gas infrastructure was also performed

  3. 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. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  4. An IPMI-compliant control system for the ATLAS TileCal Phase-II Upgrade PreProcessor module

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    2016-01-01

    Abstract–The electronics of the hadronic calorimeter of the ATLAS detector (TileCal) is being redesigned as part of the works that will lead to the High Luminosity Large Hadron Collider (HL-LHC). TileCal electronics is divided in front and back-end subsystems. While the front-end is inside the detector, the back-end is located off-detector inserted in an ATCA shelf. The main objective of this paper is to describe the work being carried out in the hardware management aspects of the back-end electronics of TileCal.

  5. O conforto no calçado feminino com ênfase no conforto psico-social

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    Righetto, Mariana Marinoni

    2013-01-01

    Dissertação de mestrado em Design e Marketing Esta pesquisa tem como intuito analisar o calçado feminino, em especial o sapato de salto alto, procurando compreender a relação afetiva que este acessório estabelece na mente da consumidora e descobrir até onde esta está disposta a prescindir do conforto em prol da estética. A história do calçado permite compreender a evolução das suas funções, especialmente o “poder icônico” agregado a este objeto. Para melhor compreensão da relaç...

  6. 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...

  7. CalPro: a spreadsheet program for the management of California mixed-conifer stands.

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    Jingjing Liang; Joseph Buongiorno; Robert A. Monserud

    2004-01-01

    CalPro is an add-in program developed to work with Microsoft Excel to simulate the growth and management of uneven-aged mixed-conifer stands in California. Its built-in growth model was calibrated from 177 uneven-aged plots on industry and other private lands. Stands are described by the number of trees per acre in each of nineteen 2-inch diameter classes in...

  8. 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.

  9. Upgrade Design of TileCal Front-end Readout Electronics and Radiation Hardness Studies

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    Anderson, K; The ATLAS collaboration; Drake, G; Eriksson, D; Muschter, S; Oreglia, M; Pilcher, J; Price, L; Tang, F

    2011-01-01

    The ATLAS Tile Calorimeter (TileCal) is essential for measuring the energy and direction of hadrons and taus produced in LHC collisions. The TileCal consists of "tiles" of plastic scintillator dispersed in a fine-grained steel matrix . Optical fibers from the tiles are sent to ~10,000 photomultiplier tubes (PMT) and associated readout electronics. The TileCal front-end analog readout electronics process the signals from ~10,000 PMTs. Signals from each PMT are shaped with a 7-pole passive LC shaper and split it to two channels amplified by a pair of clamping amplifiers with a gain ratio of 32. Incorporated with two 40Msps 12-bit ADCs, the readout electronics provide a combined dynamic range of 17-bits. With this dynamic range, the readout system is capable of measuring the energy deposition in the calorimeter cells from ~220MeV to 1.3TeV with the least signal-to-noise ratio of greater than 20. The digitized data from each PMT are transmitted off-detector optically, where the data are further processed with ded...

  10. Studies with Muons in ATLAS: TileCal Level-2 Trigger and MSSM Higgs Discovery Reach

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    Ruiz Martínez, A; Valls Ferrer, J A

    2009-01-01

    This thesis was carried out in the years previous to the LHC start-up, i.e. during the ATLAS detector commissioning phase. It contains an introductory part about the detector and its expected physics performance and two main parts about the development of a Level-2 trigger for muons and a study of the MSSM Higgs discovery reach with simulated data, which are briefly described below. The first part of the thesis is devoted to TileMuId, the muon identication algorithm based on TileCal whose main goal is to be used as a Level-2 trigger of low-$p_{\\text{T}}$ muons. A second version of TileMuId (ROD-based) has been implemented to run in the TileCal ROD DSPs. This involved developments in the DSP firmware and in the Athena framework, described in the document. In addition, studies of the algorithm performance in terms of efficiency and fraction of fakes have been done. Developments and studies to match the TileCal muon candidates with the Inner Detector tracks (provided by ID reconstruction algorithms) have been pe...

  11. Black Carbon and Particulate Matter Emission Factors from Ships Encountered During CalNex

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    Buffaloe, G.; Cappa, C. D.; Bates, T.; Coffman, D. J.; Lack, D. A.; Lerner, B. M.; Li, S.; Massoli, P.; Nuaaman, I.; Onasch, T. B.; Quinn, P.; Williams, E. J.

    2011-12-01

    Light absorption and light extinction measurements made aboard the NOAA-sponsored R/V Atlantis during the CalNex campaign were used to derive black carbon (BC) and total sub-micron particulate matter (PM) mass emission factors (EFs) from ships in operation along the California coast. Light absorption measurements were made using a photoacoustic spectrometer (PAS) at 532 nm and 405 nm and a three wavelength particle soot absorption photometer (PSAP) at 450, 530 and 700 nm. Light extinction measurements were made at 532 nm using a cavity ringdown spectrometer. Absorption and extinction measurements were converted to mass-based EFs using wavelength-specific absorption or extinction coefficients. Emission factors were binned according to ship type classifications and engine type classifications, and they were considered as a function of estimated engine load. Campaign average EFs were also derived. There were no discernable trends for EFs as a function of engine load. In comparison to the EFs measured during TexAQS by Lack et al., the CalNex EFs, for the campaign average and for the specific ship and engine type classifications, were overall lower. This difference between the TexAQS and CalNex EF values may be attributable to the required use of lower sulfur fuel by ships in California coastal waters.

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

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    M. A. Kelmanson

    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.

  13. 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...

  14. Posibilidades estructurales de materiales a base de cal como conglomerante: primeros resultados

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    Estrada, Enrique

    1986-11-01

    Full Text Available Lime is a plentiful material which production combine a very accessible technology with the advantage that it must be prepared in little disperse plants, so that the transport charges can be reduced to the minimum. This work expound the possibility to obtain concretes with structural purposes, for housing of scarce height, of easy obtention, basically from flying ashes or rice husk ashes, varying its proportions and fineness degree and studying the initial and final resistance. Good results have been obtained mainly with rice husk ashes and lime, with 60 days resistance higher than 15 Mpa.La cal es un material abundante y cuya producción suma a una tecnología muy accesible la ventaja de poder materializarse en pequeñas plantas dispersas, para poder reducir al mínimo la componente de costo debida al transporte. En el presente trabajo se ha planteado la posibilidad de obtener hormigones con fines estructurales, para viviendas de baja altura y que sean de fácil obtención, a base de cal y cenizas volantes o cenizas de cascara de arroz, variando sus proporciones, grados de finura y estudiando la influencia de distintos factores en la resistencia inicial y final. Se han obtenido buenos resultados, principalmente con ceniza de cascara de arroz y cal con resistencias a 60 días superiores a los 15 MPa.

  15. 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.

  16. CAL-B-Catalyzed deacylation of benzylic acetates: Effect of amines addition. Comparison of several approaches.

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    Merabet-Khelassi, Mounia; Zaidi, Amna; Aribi-Zouioueche, Louisa

    2017-12-01

    Herein, we report an efficient enantioselective cleavage of the acyl-moity of some secondary benzylic acetate derivatives catalyzed by lipase B from Candida antarctica (CAL-B) in the presence of triethylamine, as additive, in non aqueous media. The influence of the hydrophobicity of two solvent, the basicity of three amines and the amount of CAL-B were studied in the presence/absence of molecular sieves 4Å. The best results in term of selectivity are achieved using the triethylamine as basic additive and in that case, the reactivity is only best at low conversion. To establish the effect of the parallel and/or competitive hydrolysis and its impact on the reactivity and selectivity of the enzymatic resolution, the kinetic profiles of three CAL-B-deacylation approaches of phenylethylacetate have been compared, using different nucleophiles in competition with the internal water mediated by: Na2CO3, EtOH and by using the Et3N as additive. Furthermore, a comparison between these deacylations with the acylation of 1-phenylethanol with isopropenylacetate, has been made. The appropriate modulation of some crucial parameters allows an optimal conversion and a high selectivity depending on the acetate structure and the introduced base. In the majority of cases, the (R)-alcohols are obtained with ee>99% and selectivities E>200 under mild conditions. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  17. Constraints on primary and secondary particulate carbon sources using chemical tracer and 14C methods during CalNex-Bakersfield

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — The present study investigates primary and secondary sources of organic carbon for Bakersfield, CA, USA as part of the 2010 CalNex study. The method used here...

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

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    Rudolph, Alexander L.; Impey, Chris David; Phillips, Cynthia B.; Povich, Matthew S.; Prather, Edward E.; Smecker-Hane, Tammy A.

    2015-01-01

    We describe two programs, CAMPARE and Cal-Bridge, with the common mission of increasing participation of groups traditionally underrepresented in astronomy, particularly underrepresented minorities and women, 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.CAMPARE is an innovative REU-like summer research program, currently in its sixth year, comprising a network of comprehensive universities and community colleges in Southern California and Arizona (most of which are minority serving institutions), and ten major research institutions (University of Arizona Steward Observatory, the SETI Institute, JPL, Caltech, and the five Southern California UC campuses, UCLA, UCI, UCSD, UCR, and UCSB).In its first five summers, CAMPARE sent a total of 49 students from 10 different CSU and community college campuses to 5 research sites of the program. Of these 49 participants, 25 are women and 24 are men; 22 are Hispanic, 4 are African American, and 1 is Native American, including 6 female Hispanic and 2 female African-American participants. Twenty-one (21) CAMPARE participants have graduated from college, and more than half (11) have attended or are attending a graduate program, including 8 enrolled in PhD or Master's-to-PhD programs. Over twenty CAMPARE students have presented at the AAS and other national meetings.The Cal-Bridge program is a diverse network of higher education institutions in Southern California, including 5 UC campuses, 8 CSU campuses, and 7 community colleges dedicated to the goal of increasing the number of underrepresented minority and female students attending graduate school in astronomy or related fields. We have recently selected our inaugural group of five 2014 Cal-Bridge Scholars, including four women (two Hispanic and one part Native American), and one Hispanic man

  19. Síntesis de zeolita LTA sobre soportes de corindón: Evaluación preliminar para la eliminación de metales pesados de efluentes acuosos

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

    2012-01-01

    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 SiO2/Al2O3 ratio is an interesting molecular sieve, which in turn display a high ion exchange capacity. From this point of view, LTA Zeolite cry...

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Resultados de la prueba calórica en la enfermedad ósea de Paget

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    Fuente Cañibano, Rebeca de la; Batuecas Caletrío, Ángel; Gómez Gonzáles, Juan Luís; Pino Montes, Javier del; Díaz Álvarez, Agustín

    2013-01-01

    [ES] Introducción: En la enfermedad de Paget (EP), la complicación neurológica más frecuente se relaciona con la afectación del hueso temporal a nivel intrapetroso. Los síntomas vestibulares son comunes en la enfermedad de Paget, pero se pueden pasar fácilmente por alto, por su leve intensidad. La literatura no está clara en relación con el resultado de las pruebas calóricas. El objetivo del presente estudio, es conocer si existe una mayor incidencia de alteraciones vestibulares en el grupo d...

  4. {\\cal N}=2 supersymmetric extension of the Tremblay-Turbiner-Winternitz Hamiltonians on a plane

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    Quesne, C.

    2010-07-01

    The family of Tremblay-Turbiner-Winternitz Hamiltonians Hk on a plane, corresponding to any positive real value of k, is shown to admit an {\\cal N} = 2 supersymmetric extension of the same kind as that introduced by Freedman and Mende for the Calogero problem and based on an {osp}(2/2, \\mathbb {R}) \\sim {su}(1,1/1) superalgebra. The irreducible representations of the latter are characterized by the quantum number specifying the eigenvalues of the first integral of motion Xk of Hk. Bases for them are explicitly constructed. The ground state of each supersymmetrized Hamiltonian is shown to belong to an atypical lowest-weight state irreducible representation.

  5. Upgrade Analog Readout and Digitizing System for ATLAS TileCal Demonstrator

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    Tang, F; The ATLAS collaboration; Akerstedt, H; Biot, A; Bohm, C; Carrio, F; Drake, G; Hildebrand, K; Muschter, S; Oreglia, M; Paramonov, A

    2013-01-01

    A potential upgrade for the front-end electronics and signal digitization and data acquisition system of the ATLAS hadron calorimeter for the high luminosity Large Hadron Collider (HL-LHC) is described. A Demonstrator is being built to readout a slice of the TileCal detector. The on-detector electronics includes up to 48 Analog Front-end Boards for PMT analog signal processing, 4 Main Boards for data digitization and slow controls, 4 Daughter Boards with high speed optical links to interface the on-detector and off-detector electronics. Two super readout driver boards are used for off-detector data acquisition and fulfilling digital trigger.\

  6. The Critical Angle for Perforation versus Ricochet of a .38 CAL. LRN Bullet on a Windshield.

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    Hirakawa, Shunsuke; Saimoto, Akihide; Ishimatsu, Takakazu

    2016-07-01

    From forensic point of view, it is important to clarify the condition whether ricochet or perforate for a bullet fired toward the automobile windshield. The purpose of this study was to specify the critical angle at which the ricochet of the fired bullet takes place. To estimate the result of firing, a rigid-body dynamics simulation of the bullet together with the test-firing using .38 CAL. LRN bullet was examined. It was found both from numerical simulation and firing test that when the incidence angle is 60°. To measure the static failure resistance of various windshields, static indentation test was also examined. © 2016 American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

  7. China radiometric calibration sites ground-based automatic observing systems for CAL/VAL

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    Zhang, Yong; Li, Xin; Rong, Zhiguo; Zhang, Lijun; Hu, Xiuqing; Ba, Xiutian

    2015-10-01

    A brand-new field observing station has been built up in the China radiometric calibration sites (CRCS) of Dunhuang Gobi for CAL/VAL, include house, observing field, power supply, tower crane, et al. Many automatic observation instruments designed and manufactured by Anhui Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanical Chinese Academy of Sciences were deployed in CRCS Dunhuang Site and introduced deeply in this paper. Followed with the finishing of the basic constructions of the field observing station, it will be an open field test and exchange platform for sharing of test data, research and infrastructure, promote exchanges and cooperation between the relevant disciplines and units.

  8. The CAL: cognitive, apperceptive and representative aspects of fashion design – Side note to neuroaesthetic theory

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    Csanák, Edit

    2017-10-01

    This article deals with the creative and cognitive process of the creative work from the aspect of fashion design. It is examined through the Cognitive-Apperceptive-Limn process (The CAL), analysing the stages of design work referring to prominent literature, and discussing exciting theories, such the FLOW and the AHA effects are, and the neuro aesthetic theory. Setting them into a new context, the article offers a fresh approach of a designer, rather than a scientific statement based on pragmatic findings. Since theories on artistic performance and creativity can never be enough ‘empirical’, and the process can be never understood enough well…

  9. 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...

  10. GRIOT - sistema CAD inteligente para design de calçados

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    Menezes Marizilda dos Santos

    2001-01-01

    O presente trabalho é o estudo dos aspectos da metodologia projetual, face às novas tecnologias da informática, Inteligência Artificial (Sistemas Especialistas) e CAD, consideradas as reais possibilidades de automatização no processo de concepção em Design. Esse artigo propõe uma metodologia para a construção de sistema inteligente capaz de auxiliar o designer nas tarefas projetuais. A indústria de calçados foi utilizada como estudo de caso para a aplicação da metodologia, onde as reais possi...

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

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    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.

  12. 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.

  13. The main rhinovirus respiratory tract adhesion site (ICAM-1) is upregulated in smokers and patients with chronic airflow limitation (CAL).

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    Shukla, Shakti Dhar; Mahmood, Malik Quasir; Weston, Steven; Latham, Roger; Muller, Hans Konrad; Sohal, Sukhwinder Singh; Walters, Eugene Haydn

    2017-01-05

    ICAM-1 is a major receptor for ~60% of human rhinoviruses, and non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae, two major pathogens in COPD. Increased cell-surface expression of ICAM-1 in response to tobacco smoke exposure has been suggested. We have investigated epithelial ICAM-1 expression in both the large and small airways, and lung parenchyma in smoking-related chronic airflow limitation (CAL) patients. We evaluated epithelial ICAM-1 expression in resected lung tissue: 8 smokers with normal spirometry (NLFS); 29 CAL patients (10 small-airway disease; 9 COPD-smokers; 10 COPD ex-smokers); Controls (NC): 15 normal airway/lung tissues. Immunostaining with anti-ICAM-1 monoclonal antibody was quantified with computerized image analysis. The percent and type of cells expressing ICAM-1 in large and small airway epithelium and parenchyma were enumerated, plus percentage of epithelial goblet and submucosal glands positive for ICAM- 1. A major increase in ICAM-1 expression in epithelial cells was found in both large (p < 0.006) and small airways (p < 0.004) of CAL subjects compared to NC, with NLFS being intermediate. In the CAL group, both basal and luminal areas stained heavily for ICAM-1, so did goblet cells and sub-mucosal glands, however in either NC or NLFS subjects, only epithelial cell luminal surfaces stained. ICAM-1 expression on alveolar pneumocytes (mainly type II) was slightly increased in CAL and NLFS (p < 0.01). Pack-years of smoking correlated with ICAM-1 expression (r = 0.49; p < 0.03). Airway ICAM-1 expression is markedly upregulated in CAL group, which could be crucial in rhinoviral and NTHi infections. The parenchymal ICAM-1 is affected by smoking, with no further enhancement in CAL subjects.

  14. Influencia del tratamiento «a fuego» en las características del estuco tradicional con cal

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    González-Yunta, F.

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available This research advances in the attempt to recover the traditional technique of stucco by fire; paradigm of indoor decoration until half of 20th century due to its high quality marbled imitations. On its implementation process, it was used lime mortars with marble aggregates, mineral pigments and greases. With these materials, masses were prepared and extended into the walls, they were painted in fresco and ended with the passage of a heated metal tool. As with any other technique, the time passing over has blurred the knowledge on the subject, making very difficult the preservation or restoration of examples in our heritage. Despite of the limited literature, the process has been recovered; subjecting the samples prepared at different trials that have characterized the finished, both in its merits and its conferred characteristics by finally protecting the samples with a layer of wax, as was done traditionally.Esta investigación avanza en el intento de recuperar la técnica tradicional del estuco a fuego, paradigma de la decoración de espacios interiores hasta la mitad del s. XX por sus imitaciones marmóreas de gran calidad. Para ejecutarlos se utilizaban morteros de cal con áridos de mármol, pigmentos minerales y grasas; con estos materiales se preparaban y tendían las masas, se pintaban al fresco y se terminaban con el paso de una herramienta metálica caliente. Como sucede con otras técnicas, el paso del tiempo ha difuminado los conocimientos sobre la materia, haciendo muy difícil la conservación o restauración de los ejemplos en nuestro patrimonio. A partir de la escasa bibliografía existente se ha recuperado el proceso, sometiendo las muestras elaboradas a diferentes ensayos que han caracterizado el acabado final, tanto en sus características intrínsecas como en las que le son conferidas al proteger finalmente las muestras con una capa de cera, tal y como se realizaba tradicionalmente.

  15. Evaluación de la eficiencia de una batería de filtros empacados en zeolita en la remoción de metales pesados presentes en un licor mixto bajo condiciones de laboratorio Evaluation of efficiency of a filter battery packaging zeolite in the removal of heavy metals in a mixed liquor under laboratory conditions

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    Diana Rocío Acevedo Cifuentes

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se muestran resultados de investigación obtenidos en la remoción de los metales pesados, plomo, níquel, cromo, cadmio y mercurio, presentes en una solución compuesta por licor mixto proveniente de la planta de tratamiento de aguas residuales de San Fernando y una solución preparada con metales pesados con una concentración conocida, 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 encontró que la eficiencia de los filtros bajo las condiciones específicas de diseño es significativamente alta en la remoción de los metales pesados evaluados en la solución acuosa. Se encontró, además, que sin importar el valor de la concentración inicial, se obtuvo una remoción importante en los contaminantes luego de pasar por los filtros con una mayor eficiencia en la remoción del mercurio.This article shows the research results on the removal of five heavy metals (lead, nickel, chromium, cadmium and mercury present in a liquor made of a mixture of wastewater from San Fernando wastewater treatment plant and a solution prepared with known concentrations of heavy metals, using a series of batery filters packed with zeolita clinoptilolita. The experiments were run under controlled conditions of flow and pH, at room temperature. It was found that the removal efficiency was significantly high under the specified design conditions; also, it was found an important removal of the contaminants after passing through the filters, independently of the initial concentration, with the highest observed removal for mercury.

  16. A regulação das relações de trabalho na terceirização da indústria de calçados de Franca

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    Marina Stefani de Almeida

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Este texto disserta sobre as relações de trabalho na terceirização da indústria de calçados de Franca, São Paulo. As indústrias de calçados fazem largo uso da terceirização de algumas fases do processo produtivo para pequenas unidades produtivas, que utilizam mão-de-obra familiar, de vizinhos e conhecidos, de forma informal e em caráter temporário. As relações de trabalho desenvolvidas nesse contexto são regidas pela pessoalidade e pela relação direta "patrão" e empregado, mas também adotam de modo informal as regras das relações formais de trabalho. Assim, encontramos um entrelaçamento das regras objetivas do trabalho formal e a pessoalidade existente numa relação de trabalho informal, que configura relações de trabalho bem específicas. Nesse texto buscaremos trazer à tona as peculiaridades das relações de trabalho encontradas nessas pequenas unidades produtivas terceirizadas.

  17. 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.

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

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    Peralva, B S; The ATLAS collaboration

    2014-01-01

    The ATLAS Tile Calorimeter (TileCal) is the detector used in the reconstruction of hadrons, jets, muons 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|<1.6). The energy deposited by the 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 signal pile-up that deforms the signal of interest. Due to limited resources, the current DSP-based hardware setup 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 M...

  19. The TileCal Energy Reconstruction for LHC Run2 and Future Perspectives

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    INSPIRE-00517880

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    The TileCal is the main hadronic calorimeter of ATLAS and it covers the central part of the detector ($|\\eta|$ < 1.6). The energy deposited by the particles in TileCal is read out by approximately 10,000 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. The increase of LHC luminosity leads to signal pile-up that deforms the signal of interest and compromises the amplitude estimation performance. This work presents the proposed algorithm for energy estimation during LHC Run 2. The method is based on the same approach used during LHC Run 1, namely the Optimal Filter. The only difference is that the signal baseline (pedestal) will be subtracted from the received digitized samples, while in Run 1 this quantity was estimated on an event-by-event basis. The pedestal value is estimated through special calibration runs and it is stored in a data base for online and offline usage. Additionally, the backg...

  20. The TileCal Energy Reconstruction for LHC Run2 and Future Perspectives

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    Seixas, Jose; The ATLAS collaboration

    2015-01-01

    The Tile Calorimeter (TileCal) is the main hadronic calorimeter of ATLAS and it covers the central part of the detector (|η|<1.6). The energy deposited by the particles in TileCal is read out by approximately 10,000 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. The increase of LHC luminosity leads to signal pile-up that deforms the signal of interest and compromises the amplitude estimation performance. This work presents the proposed algorithm for energy estimation during LHC Run 2. The method is based on the same approach used during LHC Run 1, namely the Optimal Filter (OF). The only difference is that the signal baseline (pedestal) will be subtracted from the received digitized samples, while in Run 1 this quantity was estimated on an event-by-event basis. The pedestal value is estimated through special calibration runs and it is stored in a data base for online and offline usage. Addit...

  1. NO2 fluxes from Tijuana using a mobile mini-DOAS during Cal-Mex 2010

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    Rivera, Claudia; Barrera, Hugo; Grutter, Michel; Zavala, Miguel; Galle, Bo; Bei, Naifang; Li, Guohui; Molina, Luisa T.

    2013-05-01

    NO2 fluxes were measured using a mobile mini-DOAS during Cal-Mex 2010 field study, between May 15 and June 30, 2010, from the urban area of Tijuana, Baja California as well as the Rosarito power plant. The average calculated NO2 fluxes were 328 ± 184 (269 ± 201) g s-1, and 23.4 ± 4.9 (12.9 ± 11.9) g s-1 for Tijuana urban area and Rosarito power plant, respectively, using model based wind fields and onsite measurements (in parenthesis). Wind speed and wind direction data needed to estimate the fluxes were both modeled and obtained from radiosondes launched regularly during the field campaign, whereas the mixing layer height throughout the entire field campaign was measured using a ceilometer. Large variations in the NO2 fluxes from both the Tijuana urban area and Rosarito power plant were observed during Cal-Mex 2010; however, the variability was less when model based wind fields were used. Qualitative comparisons of modeled and measured plumes from the Tijuana urban area and Rosarito power plant showed good agreement.

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

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    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...

  3. 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...

  4. Characterization of emissions sources in the California-Mexico Border Region during Cal-Mex 2010

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    Zavala, M. A.; Lei, W.; Li, G.; Bei, N.; Barrera, H.; Tejeda, D.; Molina, L. T.; Cal-Mex 2010 Emissions Team

    2010-12-01

    The California-Mexico border region provides an opportunity to evaluate the characteristics of the emission processes in rapidly expanding urban areas where intensive international trade and commerce activities occur. Intense anthropogenic activities, biomass burning, as well as biological and geological sources significantly contribute to high concentration levels of particulate matter (PM), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), nitrogen oxides (NOx), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), air toxics, and ozone observed in the California-US Baja California-Mexico border region. The continued efforts by Mexico and US for improving and updating the emissions inventories in the sister cities of San Diego-Tijuana and Calexico-Mexicali has helped to understand the emission processes in the border region. In addition, the recent Cal-Mex 2010 field campaign included a series of measurements aimed at characterizing the emissions from major sources in the California-Mexico border region. In this work we will present our analyzes of the data obtained during Cal-Mex 2010 for the characterization of the emission sources and their use for the evaluation of the recent emissions inventories for the Mexican cities of Tijuana and Mexicali. The developed emissions inventories will be implemented in concurrent air quality modeling efforts for understanding the physical and chemical transformations of air pollutants in the California-Mexico border region and their impacts.

  5. Supersoft X-Ray Source CAL 83: A Possible AE Aqr-like System

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    A. Odendaal

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available CAL83 is a close binary supersoft X-ray source in the Large Magellanic Cloud. A ~67 s periodicity detected in supersoft X-rays is most probably associated with the spin period of a highly spun-up white dwarf (WD. The variability in the period is ascribed to the obscuration of the WD by the hydrogen burning envelope surrounding it, rotating with a period that is close to, but not quite synchronized with, the WD rotation period. Optical spectra obtained with SALT exhibit accretion disc emission lines with broad wing structures and P Cyg profiles, indicating mass outflows. Timing analysis of photometrical observations performed at the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO revealed variable signals at ≤1 mHz which are thought to be associated with quasi-periodic oscillations from an accretion disc. The short spin period inferred for CAL83 can be the result of spin-up by accretion disc torques during a long mass transfer history, placing this source on a similar evolutionary track as the cataclysmic variable AE Aqr.

  6. Composição centesimal e valor calórico de alimentos de origem animal Proximate food composition and caloric value of foods from animal origen

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    Elizabeth A.F.S TORRES

    2000-08-01

    Full Text Available Dados sobre composição de alimentos são importantes para inúmeras atividades, porém são escassos ou inexistentes em nosso país. O presente trabalho teve como objetivo determinar o valor calórico dos alimentos de origem animal comumente usados na dieta: carne, leite e ovos a fim de compará-los com os dados das tabelas de composição centesimal mais utilizadas por profissionais da área. Observou-se que de um modo geral, ocorrem variações entre os valores das tabelas consultadas e os analisados, sendo estes menores para ovos, seguidos de laticínios, carnes suínas, carnes bovinas e aves. Salientamos portanto, a importãncia de obtenção dados sobre a composição de alimentos condizentes com diferenças regionais do Brasil, visto que a maioria das tabelas disponíveis são compilações de dados internacionais.Proximate food composition data are very important to any professionals of food science and human nutrition area. In Brazil they are rare or do not exist. The food composition of items, of animal origin, usually consumed in the diet: meat, milk e eggs, were analyzed in order to determine their caloric value. After that they were compared with the data in the Tables of Food Composition (TFC commonly used to our professionals. It was observed that there are smaller differences in the values obtained for eggs, than milk, pork, beef, chicken. Although significant difference was not detected between determined caloric values and the ones from TFC, these report should be considered to professionals that use the TFC.

  7. Creating an open access cal/val repository via the LACO-Wiki online validation platform

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    Perger, Christoph; See, Linda; Dresel, Christopher; Weichselbaum, Juergen; Fritz, Steffen

    2017-04-01

    There is a major gap in the amount of in-situ data available on land cover and land use, either as field-based ground truth information or from image interpretation, both of which are used for the calibration and validation (cal/val) of products derived from Earth Observation. Although map producers generally publish their confusion matrices and the accuracy measures associated with their land cover and land use products, the cal/val data (also referred to as reference data) are rarely shared in an open manner. Although there have been efforts in compiling existing reference datasets and making them openly available, e.g. through the GOFC/GOLD (Global Observation for Forest Cover and Land Dynamics) portal or the European Commission's Copernicus Reference Data Access (CORDA), this represents a tiny fraction of the reference data collected and stored locally around the world. Moreover, the validation of land cover and land use maps is usually undertaken with tools and procedures specific to a particular institute or organization due to the lack of standardized validation procedures; thus, there are currently no incentives to share the reference data more broadly with the land cover and land use community. In an effort to provide a set of standardized, online validation tools and to build an open repository of cal/val data, the LACO-Wiki online validation portal has been developed, which will be presented in this paper. The portal contains transparent, documented and reproducible validation procedures that can be applied to local as well as global products. LACO-Wiki was developed through a user consultation process that resulted in a 4-step wizard-based workflow, which supports the user from uploading the map product for validation, through to the sampling process and the validation of these samples, until the results are processed and a final report is created that includes a range of commonly reported accuracy measures. One of the design goals of LACO-Wiki has been

  8. Efeito do calçado MBT, na variação do centro de pressão, durante o equilíbrio estático

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    Soares, Georgina; Sousa, Andreia S. P.; Macedo, Rui; Santos, Rubim

    2010-01-01

    Objectivo: Analisar a variação do centro de pressão (CP) com a utilização do calçado MBT, no equilíbrio estático a curto e longo prazo. Metodologia: A amostra é constituída por dois grupos, experimental e controlo. O estudo consistiu em dois momentos de avaliação, na recolha os indivíduos estão sobre a plataforma, estáticos. Os dados recolhidos foram a área, distância e velocidade das oscilações do CP. Resultados: As variáveis estudadas estão aumentadas com o uso das MBT. A longo prazo não se...

  9. Designing an in-situ observing system for the CalVal of the SWOT sea-surface height meausrement

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    Wang, J.; Fu, L. L.

    2016-12-01

    The future Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite will be able to measure a two-dimensional swath of sea surface height (SSH) by carrying a radar interferometer. One of the grand challenges of the SWOT mission is the calibration and validation (Cal/Val) of satellite measurements. The purpose of this study to design an in-situ observing system for the SWOT ocean Cal/Val, to validate the SSH measurement error wavenumber spectrum. We have explored the performance of Underway CTD (UCTD), Pressure-Inverted-Echo-Sounder (PIES), and moored measurement of temperature and salinity using the global 1/48th degree resolution ECCO simulation. The results show that, if observed perfectly, in-situ hydrographic measurement of the upper 2000 meters together with bottom pressure are sufficient to infer the true SSH. However, in reality, UCTD suffers from the aliasing of the high frequency (SWOT ocean Cal/Val is an array of moorings.

  10. Os passos da modernidade: uma abordagem crítica do design de calçados

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    Ludmila Vieira de Oliveira

    2008-01-01

    A presente dissertação dedica-se ao estudo do design de calçados e, especificamente, à identificação e análise de suas relaçōes com a modernidade. Sob esta ótica, procura-se evidenciar as mudanças ocorridas a partir do século XVII, como a organização e a estrutura de produção e comercialização de calçados na Europa, que culminam com o surgimento de um novo profissional - o designer de calçados. Com o intuito de auxiliar este novo profissional, o principal objetivo desta dissertação é a c...

  11. A major widespread climatic change around 5300 cal. yr BP at the time of the Alpine Iceman

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    Magny, Michel; Haas, Jean Nicolas

    2004-07-01

    Palaeoenvironmental and archaeological data from Arbon Bleiche, Lake Constance (Switzerland) give evidence of a rapid rise in lake-level dated by tree-ring and radiocarbon to 5320 cal. yr BP. This rise event was the latest in a series of three successive episodes of higher lake-level between 5550 and 5300 cal. yr BP coinciding with glacier advance and tree-limit decline in the Alps. This west-central European climate change may have favoured the quick burial and the preservation of the Alpine Iceman recently found in the Tyrolean Alps. It has possible equivalents in many records from various regions in both hemispheres dating to 5600-5000 cal. yr BP and corresponds to global cooling and contrasting patterns of hydrological changes. This major mid-Holocene climate event marks the Hypsithermal/Neoglaciation transition possibly resulting from a combination of different factors including orbital forcing, changes in ocean circulation and variations in solar activity. Copyright

  12. 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.

  13. HuCAL PLATINUM, a synthetic Fab library optimized for sequence diversity and superior performance in mammalian expression systems.

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    Prassler, Josef; Thiel, Stefanie; Pracht, Catrin; Polzer, Andrea; Peters, Solveig; Bauer, Marion; Nörenberg, Stephanie; Stark, Yvonne; Kölln, Johanna; Popp, Andreas; Urlinger, Stefanie; Enzelberger, Markus

    2011-10-14

    This article describes the design of HuCAL (human combinatorial antibody library) PLATINUM, an optimized, second-generation, synthetic human Fab antibody library with six trinucleotide-randomized complementarity-determining regions (CDRs). Major improvements regarding the optimized antibody library sequence space were implemented. Sequence space optimization is considered a multistep process that includes the analysis of unproductive antibody sequences in order to, for example, avoid motifs such as potential N-glycosylation sites, which are undesirable in antibody production. Gene optimization has been used to improve expression of the antibody master genes in the library context. As a result, full-length IgGs derived from the library show both significant improvements in expression levels and less undesirable glycosylation sites when compared to the previous HuCAL GOLD library. Additionally, in-depth analysis of sequences from public databases revealed that diversity of CDR-H3 is a function of loop length. Based upon this analysis, the relatively uniform diversification strategy used in the CDR-H3s of the previous HuCAL libraries was changed to a length-dependent design, which replicates the natural amino acid distribution of CDR-H3 in the human repertoire. In a side-by-side comparison of HuCAL GOLD and HuCAL PLATINUM, the new library concept led to isolation of about fourfold more unique sequences and to a higher number of high-affinity antibodies. In the majority of HuCAL PLATINUM projects, 100-300 antibodies each having different CDR-H3s are obtained against each antigen. This increased diversity pool has been shown to significantly benefit functional antibody profiling and screening for superior biophysical properties. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  14. Repercussões do uso do calçado de salto alto na postura corporal de adolescentes

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    Anniele Martins Silva

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Revisar estudos referentes às repercussões do uso de calçado com salto alto na postura corporal de adolescentes. FONTES DE DADOS: Pesquisa realizada nas bases de dados Scopus, SciELO e PubMed entre 1980 e 2011, incluindo artigos escritos em inglês e português. Foram utilizados os descritores: "postura", "centro de gravidade" e "calçado de salto alto". Foram encontrados 55 artigos, independentemente do desenho do estudo, incluindo-se 20 relacionados à postura da coluna vertebral e membros inferiores, à localização do centro de gravidade e às repercussões do uso do calçado de salto alto no sistema musculoesquelético em adolescentes. SÍNTESE DOS DADOS: O uso frequente do calçado de salto alto acarreta modificação do centro de gravidade e do equilíbrio corporal, podendo ocasionar mudança no alinhamento dos segmentos corporais. Isso traz repercussões negativas ao desenvolvimento motor das adolescentes, pois nessa fase há a necessidade de manutenção da postura fisiológica para que ocorra o crescimento e o desenvolvimento do sistema musculoesquelético. CONCLUSÕES: O uso do calçado de salto alto por adolescentes pode favorecer o aparecimento de distúrbios posturais, dentre os quais se destacam anteriorização da cabeça, hiperlordose lombar, anteversão pélvica e joelho em valgo. Identificou-se que a altura e a largura do salto são as características do calçado que mais influenciam no surgimento de alterações posturais e desequilíbrio corporal.

  15. Uso de Sistema de Informação Geográfica na Gestão do Marketing Mix: o caso de uma rede de calçados femininos

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    Rafaela Almeida Cordeiro

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available O caso refere-se a uma rede de lojas de calçado feminino (Rede A que enfrenta problemas de estoque. A empresa não usa informações sobre clientes e localização do ponto de venda para renovar seu estoque, o que gera diminuição das vendas, excesso de produtos em algumas lojas e ruptura em outras, já que os modelos dos calçados adquiridos chegam a ser superiores (inferiores à demanda. Assim, o objetivo do trabalho é mostrar como as ferramentas de Sistema de Informação Geográfica (SIG podem ser aplicadas para solucionar o problema utilizando dados do Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE. Observou-se que a gestão do composto de marketing da Rede A não está alinhada ao seu público alvo e potencial. A análise forneceu insights para ações a serem tomadas em relação ao mix de produtos das lojas, à precificação, à localização dos pontos de venda e ao posicionamento da marca. As contribuições das ferramentas de geomarketing e geoinformação são fundamentais para as decisões de varejo. A técnica de geoprocessamento permite analisar fenômenos e distribuições aplicadas ao marketing na medida em que auxiliam na identificar de padrões, além de utilizar, simultaneamente, inúmeros bancos de dados. Este trabalho contribui para ampliar a discussão sobre as ferramentas SIG na área de marketing e para mostrar como ferramentas e dados gratuitos podem ser fortes aliados ao negócio.

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. Barreiras de solos estabilizados com cal e cimento para proteção ambiental

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    Felipe de Campos Loch

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    Este trabalho apresenta a avaliação dos efeitos da estabilização química com cal e cimento na condutividade hidráulica e resistência à compressão de um solo arenoso proveniente da Formação Botucatu (Estado de São Paulo, Brasil), com o objetivo de obter um material menos permeável e mais resistente. O projeto e análise de experimentos foram realizados através de um planejamento fatorial 3², com duas variáveis independentes: teor de umidade e porcentagem de estabilizante, variando em três nívei...

  19. Large-N correlation functions in ${\\cal N} = 2$ superconformal QCD

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    Baggio, Marco; Papadodimas, Kyriakos; Vos, Gideon

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    We study extremal correlation functions of chiral primary operators in the large-N SU(N) ${\\cal N} = 2$ superconformal QCD theory and present new results based on supersymmetric localization. We discuss extensively the basis-independent data that can be extracted from these correlators using the leading order large-N matrix model free energy given by the four-sphere partition function. Special emphasis is given to single-trace 2- and 3-point functions as well as a new class of observables that are scalars on the conformal manifold. These new observables are particular quadratic combinations of the structure constants of the chiral ring. At weak 't Hooft coupling we present perturbative results that, in principle, can be extended to arbitrarily high order. We obtain closed-form expressions up to the first subleading order. At strong coupling we provide analogous results based on an approximate Wiener-Hopf method.

  20. Le « Cœur de Voh » (Nouvelle-Calédonie)

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    Lebigre, Jean-Michel

    2008-01-01

    Le photographe Yann Arthus-Bertrand a fait connaître un peu partout dans le monde une toute petite étendue de marais à mangrove de Nouvelle-Calédonie. Son ouvrage La Terre vue du ciel, vient d’être réédité en France (Arthus-Bertrand, 2002 ; première édition : 1999) et sur la couverture duquel figure la photographie aérienne en vue oblique du lieu dénommé « Cœur » ; il a été traduit en plusieurs langues et s’est vendu à plus d’un million et demi d’exemplaires. D’autres supports ont d’ailleurs ...

  1. Large-N correlation functions in ${\\cal N} = 2$ superconformal QCD

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    Baggio, Marco; Papadodimas, Kyriakos; Vos, Gideon

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    We study extremal correlation functions of chiral primary operators in the large-N SU(N) ${\\cal N} = 2$ superconformal QCD theory and present new results based on supersymmetric localization. We discuss extensively the basis-independent data that can be extracted from these correlators using the leading order large-N matrix model free energy given by the four-sphere partition function. Special emphasis is given to single-trace 2- and 3-point functions as well as a new class of observables that are scalars on the conformal manifold. These new observables are particular quadratic combinations of the structure constants of the chiral ring. At weak 't Hooft coupling we present perturbative results that, in principle, can be extended to arbitrarily high order. We obtain closed-form expressions up to the first subleading order. At strong coupling we provide analogous results based on an approximate Wiener-Hopf method.

  2. Resistance of human plasmacytoid dendritic CAL-1 cells to infection with lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) is caused by restricted virus cell entry, which is overcome by contact of CAL-1 cells with LCMV-infected cells.

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    Iwasaki, Masaharu; Sharma, Siddhartha M; Marro, Brett S; de la Torre, Juan C

    2017-11-01

    Plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs), a main source of type I interferon in response to viral infection, are an early cell target during lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) infection, which has been associated with the LCMV's ability to establish chronic infections. Human blood-derived pDCs have been reported to be refractory to ex vivo LCMV infection. In the present study we show that human pDC CAL-1 cells are refractory to infection with cell-free LCMV, but highly susceptible to infection with recombinant LCMVs carrying the surface glycoprotein of VSV, indicating that LCMV infection of CAL-1 cells is restricted at the cell entry step. Co-culture of uninfected CAL-1 cells with LCMV-infected HEK293 cells enabled LCMV to infect CAL-1 cells. This cell-to-cell spread required direct cell-cell contact and did not involve exosome pathway. Our findings indicate the presence of a novel entry pathway utilized by LCMV to infect pDC. Copyright © 2017. Published by Elsevier Inc.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

    2008-09-01

    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

  5. 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

  6. Characterization of the N-methyltransferase CalM involved in calcimycin biosynthesis by Streptomyces chartreusis NRRL 3882.

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    Wu, Qiulin; Gou, Lixia; Lin, Shuangjun; Liang, Jingdan; Yin, Jun; Zhou, Xiufen; Bai, Linquan; An, Derong; Deng, Zixin; Wang, Zhijun

    2013-07-01

    Calcimycin is a rare divalent cation specific ionophore antibiotic that has many biochemical and pharmaceutical applications. We have recently cloned and sequenced the Streptomyces chartreusis calcimycin biosynthesis gene cluster as well as identified the genes required for the synthesis of the polyketide backbone of calcimycin. Additional modifying or decorating enzymes are required to convert the polyketide backbone into the biologically active calcimycin. Using targeted mutagenesis of Streptomyces we were able to show that calM from the calcimycin biosynthesis gene cluster is required for calcimycin production. Inactivating calM by PCR targeting, caused high level accumulation of N-demethyl calcimycin. CalM in the presence of S-adenosyl-L-methionine converted N-demethyl calcimycin to calcimycin in vitro. The enzyme was determined to have a kinetic parameter of Km 276 μM, kcat 1.26 min(-1) and kcat/Km 76.2 M(-1) s(-1). These results proved that CalM is a N-methyltransferase that is required for calcimycin biosynthesis, and they set the stage for generating much desired novel calcimycin derivatives by rational genetic and chemical engineering. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

    2016-01-01

    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…

  9. Uml2 is a novel CalB-type lipase of Ustilago maydis with phospholipase A activity.

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    Buerth, Christoph; Kovacic, Filip; Stock, Janpeter; Terfrüchte, Marius; Wilhelm, Susanne; Jaeger, Karl-Erich; Feldbrügge, Michael; Schipper, Kerstin; Ernst, Joachim F; Tielker, Denis

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    CalB of Pseudozyma aphidis (formerly named Candida antarctica) is one of the most widely applied enzymes in industrial biocatalysis. Here, we describe a protein with 66 % sequence identity to CalB, designated Ustilago maydis lipase 2 (Uml2), which was identified as the product of gene um01422 of the corn smut fungus U. maydis. Sequence analysis of Uml2 revealed the presence of a typical lipase catalytic triad, Ser-His-Asp with Ser125 located in a Thr-Xaa-Ser-Xaa-Gly pentapeptide. Deletion of the uml2 gene in U. maydis diminished the ability of cells to hydrolyse fatty acids from tributyrin or Tween 20/80 substrates, thus demonstrating that Uml2 functions as a lipase that may contribute to nutrition of this fungal pathogen. Uml2 was heterologously produced in Pichia pastoris and recombinant N-glycosylated Uml2 protein was purified from the culture medium. Purified Uml2 released short- and long-chain fatty acids from p-nitrophenyl esters and Tween 20/80 substrates. Furthermore, phosphatidylcholine substrates containing long-chain saturated or unsaturated fatty acids were effectively hydrolysed. Both esterase and phospholipase A activity of Uml2 depended on the Ser125 catalytic residue. These results indicate that Uml2, in contrast to CalB, exhibits not only esterase and lipase activity but also phospholipase A activity. Thus, by genome mining, we identified a novel CalB-like lipase with different substrate specificities.

  10. Constraints on primary and secondary particulate carbon sources using chemical tracer and 14C methods during CalNex-Bakersfield

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    The present study investigates primary and secondary sources of organic carbon for Bakersfield, CA, USA as part of the 2010 CalNex study. The method used here involves integrated sampling that is designed to allow for detailed and specific chemical analysis of particulate matter ...

  11. Inadequação calórica e proteica e fatores associados em pacientes graves

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    Mariana de Melo Alves SANTANA

    Full Text Available RESUMO Objetivo: Investigar a adequação calórico-proteica de pacientes em terapia nutricional enteral exclusiva internados nas Unidades de Terapia Intensiva de um hospital universitário. Métodos: Estudo longitudinal realizado entre abril e novembro de 2014 nas Unidades de Terapia Intensiva de um hospital universitário. Foram avaliados no período de 14 dias: percentual de adequação calórico-proteica, calculada pelas médias dos valores prescritos e administrados; condições clínicas (unidade e diagnóstico de internação, escore prognóstico Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II, estado nutricional, tempo de internação; complicações gastrointestinais; e motivo de interrupção da dieta. Valores inferiores a 80% de adequação calórica e proteica foram considerados inadequados. Realizou-se análise multivariada por Regressão de Poisson com nível de significância de 5%. Resultados: O estudo contou com uma amostra de 38 pacientes, sendo 52,63% desnutridos. As médias de adequação calórica e proteica foram de 76,47% e 69,11%, respectivamente. A prevalência de inadequação calórica foi de 55,26% e de proteica, 68,42%. O jejum para procedimentos foi a causa mais frequente de interrupção da dieta. O volume residual gástrico e a diarreia foram as complicações gastrointestinais mais comuns. A inadequação calórica associou-se ao tempo de permanência ≤14 dias e ao volume residual elevado. A inadequação proteica associou-se ao tempo de permanência ≤14 dias, ao volume residual gástrico elevado e à saída ou obstrução da sonda. Conclusão: A prevalência de inadequação calórica e proteica ocorreu em mais da metade dos pacientes avaliados. Estratégias como a elaboração de protocolos por equipe multiprofissional devem ser implantadas para minimizar interrupções da dieta administrada, estabelecer medidas de controle para complicações gastrointestinais e, assim, garantir um aporte nutricional

  12. 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

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    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.

  13. Sediment record of environmental change at Lake Lop Nur (Xinjiang, NW China) from 13.0 to 5.6 cal ka BP

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    Wang, Jingzhong; Jia, Hongjuan

    2017-09-01

    Lake Lop Nur is located in the eastern part of the Tarim Basin in Xinjiang, northwestern China. A 220-cm-long sediment core was collected from the center of the ear-shaped depression forming the basin and dated with AMS14C. Grain size, total organic matter (TOC), total nitrogen (TN), and TOC/TN (C/N) analyses were used to reconstruct climatic conditions from 13.0 to 5.6 cal ka BP. The results showed five main climatic stages. Zone I (13.0-11.3 cal ka BP) was a wet-dry environment, whereas Zone II (11.3-8.9 cal ka BP) consisted of a primarily wet environment. Zone III (8.9-7.7 cal ka BP) was subdivided into Zone IIIa (8.9-8.2 cal ka BP) that indicated lake constriction and dry climate, and Zone IIIb (8.2-7.7 cal ka BP) in which the proxies indicated wet conditions. In Zone IV (7.7-6.6 cal ka BP), the climate presented a bit wet conditions. In Zone V (6.6-5.6 cal ka BP), abundant glauberite is present in the sediment and silt dominates the lithology; these results indicate the lake shrank and the overall climate was dry. Abrupt environmental events were also identified, including six dry events at 11.0, 10.5, 9.3, 8.6, 8.2, and 7.6 cal ka BP and one flood event from 7.8 to 7.7 cal ka BP in the Early-Middle Holocene.

  14. Todo sobre el neobarroco

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    Arturo Carrera

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    Full Text Available Lo que hemos escuchado y atendido hasta aquí, hoy, ayer, sobre todo en la propuesta poética esbozada por Sergio Raimondi en su ensayo sobre Aldo Oliva, demuestra que las singularidades, su pasión, anulan subrepticiamente las nominaciones.Anoche en la televisión una orquesta sinfónica y un coro numeroso. Súbitamente, me hubiera gustado ser uno de esos intérpretes solitarios para sí, a pesar de la armonía, anónimos, a pesar del brillo sonoro… un violín, un triángulo… apenas… tres grillos… como ...

  15. Estudos sobre a psicopatia

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    Peres, Kenia

    2008-01-01

    Esta dissertação é resultado de extensa pesquisa sobre a psicopatia, fenômeno psicopatológico tão recorrente no cotidiano social, porém pouco explorado, talvez pela indiscutível dificuldade técnica no manejo desses pacientes. O interesse em compreender o psicodinamismo desses indivíduos caminha paralelamente ao meu desenvolvimento profissional, tanto como pesquisadora como psicóloga clínica. Neste trabalho, utilizei além da pesquisa bibliográfica da teoria psicanalítica sobre o tema, estudos ...

  16. 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

  17. Resumen estudios sobre tabaquismo

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    Gónzalez, M.M. (M.)

    2009-01-01

    Este documento se realizó para publicar en la página Web de la Gerencia de Atención primaria del Área III. Este documento es una recopilación de estudios sobre tabaquismo. Gerencia de Atención Primaria Área III

  18. Multimedia sobre mantenimiento industrial

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    2012-01-01

    ..., entre otras facilidades. Puntualizado, el mantenimiento industrial es una actividad que conserva la calidad del servicio que se presta, y sobre todo en la infraestructura existente en los centros de produccion con optimas condiciones de seguridad, eficiencia y economia. El mantenimiento es de gran importancia, pues sus objetivos son la base para un adecuado f...

  19. y bovina con hidróxido de sodio y cal común saturada

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    Alejandro Chac\\u00F3n Villalobos

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente estudio fue efectuado en el módulo de procesamiento de derivados lácteos de la Estación Experimental Alfredo Volio Mata de la Universidad de Costa Rica, durante los meses de mayo y junio del 2005. Una muestra compuesta de leche de cabra (Capra hircus de un hato Lamancha y una muestra compuesta de leche de vaca de un hato Jersey (Bos taurus, formadas ambas por la mezcla de tres ordeños aleatorios diferentes, fueron pasteurizadas (65 °C/ 30 min. y almacenadas durante seis días a 6 ºC. Dos operarios especializados del módulo, analizaron por sextuplicado cada 48 horas (iniciando a las 0 horas las muestras de ambos tipos de leche por medio de una valoración convencional de la acidez con una disolución patrón de NaOH 0,1N, y de una valoración con tres disoluciones saturadas de cal preparadas cada una con marcas comerciales diferentes. Los datos se evaluaron por medio de un diseño factorial para dos niveles del factor “analista” (analista A y B, cuatro niveles del factor “tipo de valoración” y cuatro niveles del factor “tiempo de almacenamiento”. La variable respuesta evaluada fue el porcentaje de acidez expresada como ácido láctico. Para los dos tipos de leche, los métodos de valoración que emplearon disoluciones saturadas de cal mostraron ser significativamente diferentes al método basado en NaOH (p ≤ 0,05. En ambos casos, para cada nivel del “tipo de valoración” determinado, el efecto de la determinación del porcentaje de acidez expresado como ácido láctico no se ve afectado por el analista

  20. 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

  1. Composição centesimal e valor calórico de peixes Clupeiformes na costa norte do Rio de Janeiro.

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    Danielle Rodrigues Awabdi

    2011-05-01

    O objetivo deste trabalho é fornecer informações sobre a composição centesimal e o valor calórico dos peixes Clupeiformes Chirocentrodon bleekerianus, Pellona harroweri e Lycengraulis grossidens. Os espécimes foram coletados entre 2007 e 2010 na costa norte do estado do Rio de Janeiro. Análises bromatológicas (proteína, lipídio e matéria mineral foram realizadas em amostras compostas, e o teor de carboidrato e a energia bruta foram calculados a partir de relações entre as variáveis. As espécies de peixes foram significativamente distintas em relação ao porte (comprimento total e peso, composição centesimal e energia bruta, e apenas o teor de carboidrato foi similar. A espécie L. grossidens foi representada por indivíduos maiores e com teor de lipídio superior, enquanto C. bleekerianus e P. harroweri apresentaram os maiores percentuais de proteína e matéria mineral, além de valores de energia bruta mais elevados. O percentual de proteína foi diretamente proporcional ao valor de energia bruta, enquanto o percentual de lipídio apresentou relação inversa com essas duas variáveis. O presente estudo servirá de base para o entendimento de a seletividade alimentar de carnívoros marinhos em regiões costeiras e para a elaboração de modelos de bioenergética.

  2. Final Report Feasibility Study for the California Wave Energy Test Center (CalWavesm) - Volume #2 - Appendices #16-17

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    Dooher, Brendan [Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Ramon, CA (United States). Applied Technical Services; Toman, William I. [California Polytechnic State Univ. (CalPoly), San Luis Obispo, CA (United States). Inst. of Advanced Technology and Public Policy; Davy, Doug M. [CH2M Hill Engineers, Inc., Sacramento, CA (United States); Blakslee, Samuel N. [California Polytechnic State Univ. (CalPoly), San Luis Obispo, CA (United States)

    2017-07-31

    The California Wave Energy Test Center (CalWave) Feasibility Study project was funded over multiple phases by the Department of Energy to perform an interdisciplinary feasibility assessment to analyze the engineering, permitting, and stakeholder requirements to establish an open water, fully energetic, grid connected, wave energy test center off the coast of California for the purposes of advancing U.S. wave energy research, development, and testing capabilities. Work under this grant included wave energy resource characterization, grid impact and interconnection requirements, port infrastructure and maritime industry capability/suitability to accommodate the industry at research, demonstration and commercial scale, and macro and micro siting considerations. CalWave Phase I performed a macro-siting and down-selection process focusing on two potential test sites in California: Humboldt Bay and Vandenberg Air Force Base. This work resulted in the Vandenberg Air Force Base site being chosen as the most favorable site based on a peer reviewed criteria matrix. CalWave Phase II focused on four siting location alternatives along the Vandenberg Air Force Base coastline and culminated with a final siting down-selection. Key outcomes from this work include completion of preliminary engineering and systems integration work, a robust turnkey cost estimate, shoreside and subsea hazards assessment, storm wave analysis, lessons learned reports from several maritime disciplines, test center benchmarking as compared to existing international test sites, analysis of existing applicable environmental literature, the completion of a preliminary regulatory, permitting and licensing roadmap, robust interaction and engagement with state and federal regulatory agency personnel and local stakeholders, and the population of a Draft Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Preliminary Application Document (PAD). Analysis of existing offshore oil and gas infrastructure was also performed

  3. Sedimentary Evidence for a Rapid Sea Level Rise at 7,600 cal yr BP from North-Central Cuba

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    Peros, M. C.; Agosta G'meiner, A. M.; Collins, S.

    2016-12-01

    A lack of high-resolution relative sea level (RSL) proxy data has meant that the pattern of early Holocene RSL change in the Caribbean is poorly understood. A RSL curve published by Toscano and Macintyre (2003) using inter-tidal mangrove peats and submerged corals suggests RSL underwent a relatively fast and `smooth' curvilinear increase during the Holocene. However, others, such as Blanchon and Shaw (1995), suggest that RSL increased rapidly at around 7600 cal yr BP, in response to the final stages of the melting of the Laurentide Ice Sheet (melt water pulse 1C or catastrophic rise event 3). We investigated this question using multi-proxy data from a flooded sinkhole (Cenote Jennifer) on the north coast of central Cuba. Cenote Jennifer is located 7 m above mean sea level and 2 km from the Bahamas Channel and appears to have a high degree of connectivity with the ocean through a network of underground caverns. The water depth is 13 m and the bottommost 5 m is anoxic. A sediment core collected from Cenote Jennifer was studied using loss-on-ignition, pollen analysis, high-resolution XRF core-scanning, and grain size analysis. An age-depth model was generated for the core by AMS dating. The results show that the bottommost stratigraphic unit ( 9000 to 7600 cal yr BP) is a fine-grained carbonate-rich mud (i.e., marl). This unit abruptly transitions into finely laminated organic-rich sediment from 7600 cal yr BP to the present. The pollen analysis shows that the sinkhole supported a cattail (Typha) community until 7600 cal yr BP, indicating low water levels ( 1 m). At 7600 cal yr BP, the cattail community disappeared and the vegetation of the surrounding bedrock became dominated by a thorny coastal scrubland. In addition, a 3 cm thick fining-upward siliciclastic unit is present immediately above the marl-organic contact, suggesting: 1) a marine sediment source given the limestone-dominated nature of the region, and 2) the presence of a short-duration, high

  4. 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 Limf......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......, 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...... (and high productivity) between ca 7500–5000 BP, followed by a gradual transition to a shallow benthic system with more oceanic conditions (i.e. higher salinity, lower productivity, slower sedimentary accumulation rate and poorer fossil preservation) after ca 5000 BP and no stratification after ca 4400...

  5. Upgrade Analog Readout and Digitizing System for ATLAS TileCal Demonstrator

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    Tang, F; The ATLAS collaboration; Akerstedt, H; Biot, A; Bohm, C; Carrio, F; Drake, G; Hildebrand, K; Muschter, S; Oreglia, M; Paramonov, A

    2013-01-01

    A potential upgrade for the front-end electronics and signal digitization and data acquisition system of the ATLAS hadron calorimeter for the high luminosity Large Hadron Collider (HL-LHC) is described. A Demonstrator is being built to readout a slice of the TileCal detector. The on-detector electronics includes up to 48 Analog Front-end Boards for PMT analog signal processing, 4 Main Boards for data digitization and slow controls, 4 Daughter Boards with high speed optical links to interface the on-detector and off-detector electronics. Two super readout driver boards are used for off-detector data acquisition and fulfilling digital trigger. The ATLAS Tile Calorimeter on-detector electronics is housed in the drawers at the back of each of the 256 detector wedges. Each drawer services up to 48 photomultiplier tubes. The new readout system is designed to replace the present system as it will reach component lifetime and radiation tolerance limits making it incompatible with continued use into the HL-LHC era. Wi...

  6. On-Detector Electronics for the ATLAS TileCal Demonstrator

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    Muschter, Steffen Lothar; The ATLAS collaboration; Anderson, Kelby; Bohm, Christian; Drake, Gary; Oreglia, Mark; Paramonov, Alexander; Tang, Fukun

    2014-01-01

    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...

  7. 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.

  8. Human dental microwear from Ohalo II (22,500-23,500 cal BP), southern Levant.

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    Mahoney, Patrick

    2007-04-01

    Dietary hardness and abrasiveness are inferred from human dental microwear at Ohalo II, a late Upper Palaeolithic site (22,500-23,500 cal BP) in the southern Levant. Casts of molar grinding facets from two human skeletons were examined with a scanning electron microscope. The size and frequency of microwear was measured, counted, and compared to four prehistoric human groups from successive chronological periods in the same region: pre-pottery Neolithic A, Chalcolithic (this study); Natufian, pre-pottery Neolithic B (Mahoney: Am J Phys Anthropol 130 (2006) 308-319). The Ohalo molars had a high frequency of long narrow scratches, and a few small pits, suggesting a tough abrasive diet that required more shearing rather than compressive force while chewing. These results imply that the diet of the two late Upper Palaeolithic hunter-gatherers did not focus on very hard foods. Aquatic foods with adherent contaminants, as well as grit from plant grinding tools seemed likely causal agents. The size of the pits and scratches on the Ohalo molars were most similar to microwear from the pre-pottery Neolithic A period, though they also compared well to the Chalcolithic period. These results contrasted with the larger pits and scratches from the Natufian hunter-gatherers and pre-pottery Neolithic B farmers, implying that there is no simple increase or decrease in dietary hardness and abrasiveness across the late Upper Palaeolithic to Chalcolithic development in the Southern Levant.

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

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    J. M. BLÁZQUEZ

    2009-10-01

    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.

  10. Coatings of black carbon in Tijuana, Mexico, during the CalMex Campaign

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    Takahama, S.; Russell, L. M.; Duran, R.; Subramanian, R.; Kok, G.

    2010-12-01

    Black carbon number and mass concentrations were measured by a single-particle soot photometer (SP2; by Droplet Measurement Technologies) in Tijuana, Mexico between May 15, 2010, and June 30, 2010, for the CalMex campaign. The measurement site, Parque Morelos, is a recreational area located in the Southeast region of Tijuana. The SP2 was equipped with 8-channels of signal detection that spans a wider range of sensitivity for incandescing and scattering measurements than traditional configurations. The campaign-average number concentration of incandescing particles was 280 #/cc, peaking during traffic activity in the mornings. Incandescing particles made up 50% of all particles (incandescing and purely scattering) detected by the SP2. The mode of the number size distribution estimated for black carbon, according to estimated mass-equivalent diameters, was approximately 100 nm or smaller. Temporal variations in estimated coating thicknesses for these black carbon particles are discussed together with co-located measurements of organic aerosol and inorganic salts.

  11. The ATLAS TileCal Read-Out Drivers Signal Reconstruction

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    Valero, A; The ATLAS collaboration

    2009-01-01

    TileCal is the hadronic calorimeter of the ATLAS experiment at the LHC collider at CERN. The Read-Out Drivers (ROD) are the core of the off-detector electronics. The main components of the RODs are the Digital Signal Processor (DSP) placed on the Processing Unit (PU) dautherboards. This paper describes the DSP code and its performance with calibration and real data. The code is divided into two different parts: the first part contains the core functionalities and the second one the reconstruction algorithms. The core acts as an operating system and it controls the configuration, the data reception, transmission, online monitoring and the synchronization between front-end data and the Trigger information. The reconstruction algorithms implemented on the DSP are the Optimal Filtering (OF), Muon Tagging (MTag) and Missing ET (MET) calculation. The OF algorithm reconstructs the deposited energy and the arrival time of the data on every calorimeter cell within a front-end module. This reconstructed energy is used ...

  12. The ATLAS TileCal Read-Out Drivers Signal Reconstruction

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    Valero, A; The ATLAS collaboration

    2009-01-01

    TileCal is the hadronic calorimeter of the ATLAS experiment at the LHC collider at CERN. The Read-Out Drivers (ROD) are the core of the off-detector electronics. The main components of the RODs are the Digital Signal Processor (DSP) placed on the Processing Unit (PU) dautherboards. This paper describes the DSP code and its performance with calibration and real data. The code is divided into two different parts: the first part contains the core functionalities and the second one the reconstruction algorithms. The core acts as an operating system and it controls the configuration, the data reception, transmission, online monitoring and the synchronization between front-end data and the Trigger information. The reconstruction algorithms implemented on the DSP are the Optimal Filtering (OF), Muon Tagging (MTag) and Total Transverse Energy (ET) calculation. The OF algorithm reconstructs the deposited energy and the arrival time of the data on every calorimeter cell within a front-end module. This reconstructed ene...

  13. Using Emotions in Intelligent Virtual Environments: The EJaCalIVE Framework

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    Jaime A. Rincon

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Nowadays, there is a need to provide new applications which allow the definition and implementation of safe environments that attends to the user needs and increases their wellbeing. In this sense, this paper introduces the EJaCalIVE framework which allows the creation of emotional virtual environments that incorporate agents, eHealth related devices, human actors, and emotions projecting them virtually and managing the interaction between all the elements. In this way, the proposed framework allows the design and programming of intelligent virtual environments, as well as the simulation and detection of human emotions which can be used for the improvement of the decision-making processes of the developed entities. The paper also shows a case study that enforces the need of this framework in common environments like nursing homes or assisted living facilities. Concretely, the case study proposes the simulation of a residence for the elderly. The main goal is to have an emotion-based simulation to train an assistance robot avoiding the complexity involved in working with the real elders. The main advantage of the proposed framework is to provide a safe environment, that is, an environment where users are able to interact safely with the system.

  14. Contribuições do cep para a melhoria do desempenho do pós-vendas na indústria calçadista

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    Paulo Emílio Mülle

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo apresenta os resultados de uma pesquisa que teve por finalidade avaliar as contribuições do Controle Estaístico de Processos - CEP para melhoria do desempenho do pós-vendas na indústria calçadista do Vale do Paranhana, no Brasil. O estudo foi focado nas etapas do processo de colagem, sendo atualmente o principal problema do setor produtivo, através de um acompanhamento mensal sobre os índices de devoluções e através de registros de pós-vendas sobre tal problema. O estudo foi realizado com base em análises qualitativas, quantitativas e na aplicação do CEP. A partir de relatórios da empresa, os dados foram analisados em cartas de controle estatístico de processos por atributos, diagrama de Pareto e histograma para melhorar a operação crítica do setor produtivo investigado. Após a aplicação da técnica, os principais resultados dessa pesquisa proporcionaram a melhoria de processo de controle da qualidade, uma vez que foi implantando um novo sistema de acompanhamento nas operações do processo e seus responsáveis, melhorando assim o desempenho dos indicadores de pós-vendas da empresa, devido à redução de defeitos de qualidade encontrados pelos clientes. This paper presents the results of a study that aimed to assess the contributions of the statistical process control - SPC to improve the post-sales performance in the footwear industry Paranhana Valley in Brazil. The study focused on the steps of the bonding process, currently being the main problem of the productive sector, through a monthly monitoring of rates of returns and through post- sales records on this issue. The study was based on qualitative, quantitative and application of SPC analysis. From company reports, data were analyzed in letters of statistical process control by attributes, Pareto diagram and histogram to improve the critical operation of the productive sector investigated. After application of the technique, the main results of this

  15. Reconstructing late Neolithic plant economies at the Eastern Adriatic site of Velištak (5th millennium cal BC

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    Kelly Reed

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available The archaeobotanical remains from Velištak are the first evidence of plant economies from an open-air settlement dating to the late Neolithic Hvar culture in Croatia (c. 4900–4000 cal BC. The results presented here are from the 2007–2013 field seasons. Based on an examination of carbonised macro-remains, it is suggested that emmer, einkorn, and barley were the main crops at Velištak, along with lentils, bitter vetch, and possibly peas and flax. Wild plants were also exploited, with evidence of wild fruits, such as cornelian cherry. Similarities with archaeobotanical finds from the early/middle Neolithic (c. 6000–4900 cal BC also suggest that plant economies remained relatively unchanged during the Neolithic.

  16. Contrasting Spectral Signatures and Sensitivities of CPA-Lasing in a $\\cal PT$-Symmetric Periodic Structure

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    Ge, Li

    2016-01-01

    The CPA-laser is a coexisting state of coherent perfect absorption and lasing that was proposed in parity-time ($\\cal PT$) symmetric photonic systems. In this work we show that the spectral signature of a CPA-laser displayed by the singular value spectrum of the scattering matrix ($S$) can be orders of magnitude wider than that displayed by the eigenvalue spectrum of $S$. Since the former reflects how strongly light can be absorbed or amplified and the latter announces the spontaneous symmetry breaking of $S$, these contrasting spectral signatures indicate that near perfect absorption and extremely strong amplification can be achieved even in the $\\cal PT$-symmetric phase of $S$, which is known for and defined by its flux-conserving eigenstates. We also show that these contrasting spectral signatures are accompanied by strikingly different sensitivities to disorder and imperfection, suggesting that the eigenvalue spectrum is potentially suitable for sensing and the singular value spectrum for robust switching...

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. Tesis sobre municipalismo libertario

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    Bookchin, Murray

    2014-01-01

    Históricamente, la teoría y la práctica social radical se han centrado sobre dos campos de la actividad social humana: el lugar de trabajo y la comunidad. A partir de la creación del Estado-nación y de la Revolución Industrial, la economía ha ido adquiriendo una posición predominante sobre la comunidad; y no sólo en la ideología capitalista, sino también en los diferentes socialismos, libertarios y autoritarios, que han ido apareciendo en el último siglo. Este cambio de posición del socialism...

  20. Carta sobre una estampilla

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    Luis Navarro

    1962-05-01

    Full Text Available Queridos compañeros colombianos del arte: la última carta que me llega de vuestro país me ha impresionado de forma inesperada tan solo con caer en mis manos, sin rasgar el sobre ni tener tiempo de conocer el remitente. Es una carta como cualquier otra: señor Fulano de Tal, calle cual, Madrid, España.

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

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

    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...

  2. Unités domestiques et unités économiques en Nouvelle Calédonie

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    Pillon, Patrick

    1987-01-01

    L'exemple néo-calédonien, en situation de transition d'une économie domestique à une économie marchande permet de désigner l'unité domestique comme le niveau d'observation de base. Cependant, la multiplicité des situations domestiques et productives empêche la constitution d'une unité économique.

  3. Fertilidad de los suelos de la explotación Cal Martí de Gàver

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    Moreno Zeymer, Martín

    2015-01-01

    The study on soil fertility of the farm Cal Martí was performed to obtain objective results on the management of soil fertility. It also was tested the hypothesis that fertility in relation to soil organic matter increases in soil covered with permanent forage crops. There were executed different type of balances (humus, nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium) of the farm and there were analysed different parameters (texture, pH, EC, organic matter, macronutrients and micronutrients) of pieces of...

  4. 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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    Gabriel Bustos-Figueroa

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    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.

  5. 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

    2017-04-01

    :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.

  6. 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.

  7. Calázio e características demográficas dos portadores em uma amostra populacional

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    Marjorie Fornazier do Nascimento

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    Full Text Available RESUMO Objetivo: Apresentar a frequência de ocorrência do calázio em uma amostra populacional, assim como as características de seus portadores. Métodos: Estudo transversal utilizando amostra populacional aleatorizada, realizado nos anos 2004/2005, na região centro-oeste do estado de São Paulo. Os participantes foram avaliados segundo variáveis demográficas e exame oftalmológico. Resultados: A frequência de ocorrência do calázio foi de 1,56%, sendo mais frequente em mulheres, portadores de astigmatismo ou hipermetropia de pequenos graus, com grande variação de idade de acometimento. Foi necessária prescrição de correção óptica e cirurgia em número expressivo de casos. Conclusão: O calázio tem baixa frequência de ocorrência na população geral. Ocorre predominantemente em mulheres e há associação importante com ametropia.

  8. PREDICATIVE VALUE OF SOME COMMON MOBILITY TESTS CRUCIAL FOR FORMING MARK IN THE PHYiCAL EDUCATION TEACHING

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    Danijela Bulatović

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    Full Text Available Up to the sam ple of 86 stu dents from 5th class of Ele men tary School »Ok to ih« in Pod go ri ca, we ma de re se arch in or der to esta blish the le vel of sta ti sti cal im por tan ce of the com mon mo bi lity tests in fl u en ce for for ming of the physi cal edu ca tion mark. By using of Pir son cor re la ti ve analysis, fol lo wed by the re gres si ve analysis, it was esta blis hed the im por tant mu tual con nec tion bet we en pre di ca ti ve and cri te rion va ri a ble. The co ef fi ci ent of cor re la tion has been spread from the mid dle (MT600= . 488, to the high nu me ri cal va lu es (MSDM =. 735.

  9. 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.

  10. Efecto de la aplicación de desecantes sobre la calidad de semillas de garbanzo (Cicer arietinum L.)

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    Baricco, Juan Ignacio

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    Trabajo Final (Especialización en Producción de Cultivos Extensivos)--UNC- Facultad de Ciencias Agropecuarias, 2015. Los productos comúnmente utilizados como desecantes en garbanzo (Cicer arietinum L.) son herbicidas de contacto (Paraquat) y/o sistémicos (Glifosato), sin embargo existen opiniones encontradas acerca de las consecuencias que podrían tener en el potencial fisiológico de la semilla. El objetivo de este trabajo es determinar el efecto de la aplicación de desecantes sobre la cal...

  11. 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

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

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    M. C. Woody

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available 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

  13. 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

  14. Organic aerosol composition and sources in Pasadena, California, during the 2010 CalNex campaign

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    Hayes, P. L.; Ortega, A. M.; Cubison, M. J.; Froyd, K. D.; Zhao, Y.; Cliff, S. S.; Hu, W. W.; Toohey, D. W.; Flynn, J. H.; Lefer, B. L.; Grossberg, N.; Alvarez, S.; Rappenglück, B.; Taylor, J. W.; Allan, J. D.; Holloway, J. S.; Gilman, J. B.; Kuster, W. C.; de Gouw, J. A.; Massoli, P.; Zhang, X.; Liu, J.; Weber, R. J.; Corrigan, A. L.; Russell, L. M.; Isaacman, G.; Worton, D. R.; Kreisberg, N. M.; Goldstein, A. H.; Thalman, R.; Waxman, E. M.; Volkamer, R.; Lin, Y. H.; Surratt, J. D.; Kleindienst, T. E.; Offenberg, J. H.; Dusanter, S.; Griffith, S.; Stevens, P. S.; Brioude, J.; Angevine, W. M.; Jimenez, J. L.

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    Organic aerosols (OA) in Pasadena are characterized using multiple measurements from the California Research at the Nexus of Air Quality and Climate Change (CalNex) campaign. Five OA components are identified using positive matrix factorization including hydrocarbon-like OA (HOA) and two types of oxygenated OA (OOA). The Pasadena OA elemental composition when plotted as H : C versus O : C follows a line less steep than that observed for Riverside, CA. The OOA components from both locations follow a common line, however, indicating similar secondary organic aerosol (SOA) oxidation chemistry at the two sites such as fragmentation reactions leading to acid formation. In addition to the similar evolution of elemental composition, the dependence of SOA concentration on photochemical age displays quantitatively the same trends across several North American urban sites. First, the OA/ΔCO values for Pasadena increase with photochemical age exhibiting a slope identical to or slightly higher than those for Mexico City and the northeastern United States. Second, the ratios of OOA to odd-oxygen (a photochemical oxidation marker) for Pasadena, Mexico City, and Riverside are similar, suggesting a proportional relationship between SOA and odd-oxygen formation rates. Weekly cycles of the OA components are examined as well. HOA exhibits lower concentrations on Sundays versus weekdays, and the decrease in HOA matches that predicted for primary vehicle emissions using fuel sales data, traffic counts, and vehicle emission ratios. OOA does not display a weekly cycle—after accounting for differences in photochemical aging —which suggests the dominance of gasoline emissions in SOA formation under the assumption that most urban SOA precursors are from motor vehicles.

  15. 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.; de 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.

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    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.

  16. Volatile organic compounds in Tijuana during the Cal-Mex 2010 campaign: Measurements and source apportionment

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    Zheng, Jun; Garzón, Jessica P.; Huertas, María E.; Zhang, Renyi; Levy, Misti; Ma, Yan; Huertas, José I.; Jardón, Ricardo T.; Ruíz, Luis G.; Tan, Haobo; Molina, Luisa T.

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    As part of the Cal-Mex 2010 air quality study, a proton transfer reaction-mass spectrometer (PTR-MS) was deployed at the San Diego-Tijuana border area to measure volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from 15 May to 30 June 2010. The major VOCs identified during the study included oxygenated VOCs (e.g., methanol, acetaldehyde, acetone, and methyl ethyl ketone) and aromatics (e.g., benzene, toluene, C8- and C9-aromatics). Biogenic VOCs (e.g., isoprene) were scarce in this region because of the lack of vegetation in this arid area. Using an U.S. EPA positive matrix factorization model, VOCs together with other trace gases (NOx, NOz and SO2) observed in this border region were attributed to four types of sources, i.e., local industrial solvent usage (58% in ppbC), gasoline vehicle exhaust (19% in ppbC), diesel vehicle exhaust (14% in ppbC), and aged plume (9% in ppbC) due to regional background and/or long-range transport. Diesel vehicle emission contributed to 87% of SO2 and 75% of NOx, and aged plume contributed to 92% of NOz. An independent conditional probability function analysis of VOCs, wind direction, and wind speed indicated that the industrial source did not show a significant tendency with wind direction. Both gasoline and diesel engine emissions were associated with air masses passing through two busy cross-border ports. Aged plumes were strongly associated with NW wind, which likely brought in aged air masses from the populated San Diego area.

  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, 2014-03 to 2015-02 (Accession 0145016) (NCEI Accession 0145016)

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  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. 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...

  1. A Novel TetR Family Transcriptional Regulator, CalR3, Negatively Controls Calcimycin Biosynthesis in Streptomyces chartreusis NRRL 3882

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    Gou, Lixia; Han, Tiesheng; Wang, Xiaoxia; Ge, Jingxuan; Liu, Wenxiu; Hu, Fen; Wang, Zhijun

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    Calcimycin is a unique ionophoric antibiotic that is widely used in biochemical and pharmaceutical applications, but the genetic basis underlying the regulatory mechanisms of calcimycin biosynthesis are unclear. Here, we identified the calR3 gene, which encodes a novel TetR family transcriptional regulator and exerts a negative effect on calcimycin biosynthesis. Disruption of calR3 in Streptomyces chartreusis NRRL 3882 led to significantly increased calcimycin and its intermediate cezomycin. ...

  2. Immunochemical specificity of the combining site of murine myeloma protein CAL20 TEPC1035 reactive with dextrans.

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    Sugii, S; Kabat, E A; Shapiro, M; Potter, M

    1981-01-01

    The immunochemical specificity of the combining sites of murine myeloma protein CAL20 TEPC1035 was studied by quantitative precipitin and precipitin inhibition assays. Myeloma protein CAL20 TEPC1035 precipitated with only three dextrans, B1355S4, B1498S, and B1501S, with high proportions of alpha(1 leads to 3) linkages, but not with any other dextrans, glycogen, and pullulan. Inhibition tests with various sugars show that the combining site of myeloma protein CAL20 TEPC1035 is most complementary to panose, a trisaccharide DGlc alpha(1 leads to 6)DGlc alpha(1 leads to 4)DGlc. Panose was 3.3 times more potent than a tetrasaccharide DGlc alpha(1 leads to 6)DGlc alpha(1 leads to 4)DGlc alpha(1 leads to 4)DGlc and 8, 23, 42, > 42 times more active than maltose, nigerose, isomaltose, and kojibiose, respectively. These findings were paralleled by their binding properties as determined by affinity electrophoresis. The association constants (Ka) of these three dextrans to myeloma protein CAL20 TEPC1035 ranged from 3.8 X 10(3) ml/g to 5.02 X 10(3) ml/g. The association constant of inhibitor (Kia) of panose was 8.19 X 10(3) M-1. Myeloma protein CAL20 TEPC1035 is an antidextran with specificity different from those of other murine myeloma antidextrans and from human antidextrans reported previously and its combining site size is at least as large as a trisaccharide. The binding constant of methyl alpha-D-glucoside (7.2 X 10(2)) was 73% of that of panose and comparable to that of myeloma protein W3129 (9.4 X 10(2)) with a cavity-type site and 600 times lower (1.6 X 10(0)) for QUPC52 with a groove type site, indicating that the terminal nonreducing residue is held in a cavity. Inhibition data with various alpha(1 leads to 4)-linked oligosaccharides also indicate that the internal portions of these inhibitors may react directly with a portion of the combining site. These findings suggest that myeloma antidextran CAL20 TEPC1035 has a partial cavity-type combining site in which the

  3. The CyAbrB transcription factor CalA regulates the iron superoxide dismutase in Nostoc sp. strain PCC 7120.

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    Agervald, Asa; Baebprasert, Wipawee; Zhang, Xiaohui; Incharoensakdi, Aran; Lindblad, Peter; Stensjö, Karin

    2010-10-01

    In the present investigation the results of induced over-production of the CyAbrB transcription factor CalA (Cyanobacterial AbrB-like, annotated as Alr0946) in the cyanobacterium Nostoc sp. PCC 7120 were analysed. The CalA overexpression strain showed a bleaching phenotype with lower growth rate and truncated filaments 2 days after induction of overexpression. The phenotype was even more pronounced when illumination was increased from 35 to 125 µmol m(-2) s(-1). Using gel-based quantitative proteomics, the induced overexpression of CalA was shown to downregulate the abundance of FeSOD, one of two types of superoxide dismutases in Nostoc sp. PCC 7120. The change in protein abundance was also accompanied by lower transcript as well as activity levels. Purified recombinant CalA from Nostoc sp. PCC 7120 was shown to interact with the promoter region of alr2938, encoding FeSOD, indicating a transcriptional regulation of FeSOD by CalA. The bleaching phenotype is in line with a decreased tolerance against oxidative stress and indicates that CalA is involved in regulation of cellular responses in which FeSOD has an important and specific function in the filamentous cyanobacterium Nostoc sp. PCC 7120. © 2010 Society for Applied Microbiology and Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

  4. Sobre crescimento economico otimo

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    Resumo: No Capitulo I, após apresentaçâo do debate sobre implicações ideológicas no uso da Matemãtica em Economia, é feita uma análise das principais linhas teóricas dos modelos de crescimento econômico. Essa análise tem como referencial a instabilidade inerente ao crescimento da economia capitalista, demonstrada no modelo de Harrod-Dornar. Termina definindo a teoria de crescimento econômico ótimo, mostrando porque o modelo de von Neumann é o mais significativo desta classe. o Capitulo I...

  5. Visiones sobre el poder

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    Vélez Vélez, Marco Antonio

    2007-01-01

    Las siguientes consideraciones se ocuparán de concepciones sobre el poder, emanadas de teóricos con diversa orientación epistémica e ideológica, tan disímiles como pueden ser los nombres de Marx, Foucault, Luhmann, Max Weber y Elías Canetti. Coinciden los primeros en una apreciación estructural del poder más allá de sus divergencias en el enfoque del mismo. The following considerations will deal with conceptions about the power emanating from diverse theoretical and ideologi...

  6. Desarrollo de hormigones con aglomerante cal-puzolana fina como material cementicio suplementario Development of concrete mixtures with fine lime-pozzolan binder as supplementary cementitious material

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    Juan José Dopico

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available La alta resistencia y durabilidad alcanzada en los hormigones de alta y ultra alta resistencia está asociada a la obtención de una matriz muy densa, definida a partir del uso de altos volúmenes de adiciones minerales muy finas, tales como las cenizas volantes, microsílice, metacaolín y polvos finos de cuarzo. El trabajo muestra un estudio sobre el uso del aglomerante cal- puzolana (ACP de alta finura, como adición mineral activa en el hormigón. Las partículas muy finas de la cal, de tamaños entre las 0.1-lOum pueden llenar los vacíos entre los granos de cemento, mientras las partículas más grandes de la puzolana, entre 10-100 [jm, pueden llenar los vacíos entre los granos más finos del agregado, resultando en una matriz más densa. La adición de hidróxido de calcio (HC durante el mezclado del hormigón, también incrementa la concentración de iones Ca+2 y OH", lo cual resulta en una mejor y mas rápida hidratación del Cemento Portland Ordinario (CPO y de la reacción puzolánica. El uso de la ACP como adición mineral activa en hormigones de alta resistencia (HAR, podría contribuir a disminuir los costos del producto sin afectar su resistencia mecánica y durabilidad usando menos cemento, con lo cual se estaría mejorando el perfil ecológico de este material. Resultados iniciales son mostrados en este trabajo, requiriéndose de ensayos adicionales para establecer los beneficios del uso de la ACP en los HAR. Un ejemplo de aplicación de este trabajo en hormigones son también presentados.The very high concrete strength and durability achieved in high and ultra-high-performance concrete is associated with a very dense matrix, accomplished through the use of high volumes of very fine mineral additions, such as fly ash, silica-fume, metakaolin and ground quartz sand. The paper reports on a study where a finely ground lime-pozzolan binder (LPB is used as active mineral addition in concrete. The very fine lime particles, having

  7. 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

  8. Sobre historia mundial hoy

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    Vera Weiler

    2001-01-01

    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?.

  9. Possible cases of leprosy from the Late Copper Age (3780-3650 cal BC in Hungary.

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    Kitti Köhler

    Full Text Available At the Abony-Turjányos dűlő site, located in Central Hungary, a rescue excavation was carried out. More than 400 features were excavated and dated to the Protoboleráz horizon, at the beginning of the Late Copper Age in the Carpathian Basin, between 3780-3650 cal BC. Besides the domestic and economic units, there were two special areas, with nine-nine pits that differed from the other archaeological features of the site. In the northern pit group seven pits contained human remains belonging to 48 individuals. Some of them were buried carefully, while others were thrown into the pits. The aim of this study is to present the results of the paleopathological and molecular analysis of human remains from this Late Copper Age site. The ratio of neonates to adults was high, 33.3%. Examination of the skeletons revealed a large number of pathological cases, enabling reconstruction of the health profile of the buried individuals. Based on the appearance and frequency of healed ante- and peri mortem trauma, inter-personal (intra-group violence was characteristic in the Abony Late Copper Age population. However other traces of paleopathology were observed on the bones that appear not to have been caused by warfare or inter-group violence. The remains of one individual demonstrated a rare set of bone lesions that indicate the possible presence of leprosy (Hansen's disease. The most characteristic lesions occurred on the bones of the face, including erosion of the nasal aperture, atrophy of the anterior nasal spine, inflammation of the nasal bone and porosity on both the maxilla and the bones of the lower legs. In a further four cases, leprosy infection is suspected but other infections cannot be excluded. The morphologically diagnosed possible leprosy case significantly modifies our knowledge about the timescale and geographic spread of this specific infectious disease. However, it is not possible to determine the potential connections between the cases

  10. Possible cases of leprosy from the Late Copper Age (3780-3650 cal BC) in Hungary.

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    Köhler, Kitti; Marcsik, Antónia; Zádori, Péter; Biro, Gergely; Szeniczey, Tamás; Fábián, Szilvia; Serlegi, Gábor; Marton, Tibor; Donoghue, Helen D; Hajdu, Tamás

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    At the Abony-Turjányos dűlő site, located in Central Hungary, a rescue excavation was carried out. More than 400 features were excavated and dated to the Protoboleráz horizon, at the beginning of the Late Copper Age in the Carpathian Basin, between 3780-3650 cal BC. Besides the domestic and economic units, there were two special areas, with nine-nine pits that differed from the other archaeological features of the site. In the northern pit group seven pits contained human remains belonging to 48 individuals. Some of them were buried carefully, while others were thrown into the pits. The aim of this study is to present the results of the paleopathological and molecular analysis of human remains from this Late Copper Age site. The ratio of neonates to adults was high, 33.3%. Examination of the skeletons revealed a large number of pathological cases, enabling reconstruction of the health profile of the buried individuals. Based on the appearance and frequency of healed ante- and peri mortem trauma, inter-personal (intra-group) violence was characteristic in the Abony Late Copper Age population. However other traces of paleopathology were observed on the bones that appear not to have been caused by warfare or inter-group violence. The remains of one individual demonstrated a rare set of bone lesions that indicate the possible presence of leprosy (Hansen's disease). The most characteristic lesions occurred on the bones of the face, including erosion of the nasal aperture, atrophy of the anterior nasal spine, inflammation of the nasal bone and porosity on both the maxilla and the bones of the lower legs. In a further four cases, leprosy infection is suspected but other infections cannot be excluded. The morphologically diagnosed possible leprosy case significantly modifies our knowledge about the timescale and geographic spread of this specific infectious disease. However, it is not possible to determine the potential connections between the cases of possible leprosy

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

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    Ryerson, T. B.; Andrews, A. E.; Angevine, W. M.; Bates, T. S.; Brock, C. A.; Cairns, B.; Cohen, R. C.; Cooper, O. R.; de Gouw, J. A.; Fehsenfeld, F. C.; Ferrare, R. A.; Fischer, M. L.; Flagan, R. C.; Goldstein, A. H.; Hair, J. W.; Hardesty, R. M.; Hostetler, C. A.; Jimenez, J. L.; Langford, A. O.; McCauley, E.; McKeen, S. A.; Molina, L. T.; Nenes, A.; Oltmans, S. J.; Parrish, D. D.; Pederson, J. R.; Pierce, R. B.; Prather, K.; Quinn, P. K.; Seinfeld, J. H.; Senff, C. J.; Sorooshian, A.; Stutz, J.; Surratt, J. D.; Trainer, M.; Volkamer, R.; Williams, E. J.; Wofsy, S. C.

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    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 sites, a research ship, tall towers, balloon-borne ozonesondes, multiple aircraft, and satellites provided in situ and remotely sensed data on trace pollutant and greenhouse gas concentrations, aerosol chemical composition and microphysical properties, cloud microphysics, and meteorological parameters. This overview report provides operational information for the variety of sites, platforms, and measurements, their joint deployment strategy, and summarizes findings that have resulted from the collaborative analyses of the CalNex field study. Climate-relevant findings from CalNex include that leakage from natural gas infrastructure may account for the excess of observed methane over emission estimates in Los Angeles. Air-quality relevant findings include the following: mobile fleet VOC significantly declines, and NOx emissions continue to have an impact on ozone in the Los Angeles basin; the relative contributions of diesel and gasoline emission to secondary organic aerosol are not fully understood; and nighttime NO3 chemistry contributes significantly to secondary organic aerosol mass in the San Joaquin Valley. Findings simultaneously relevant to climate and air quality include the following: marine vessel emissions changes due to fuel sulfur and speed controls result in a net warming effect but have substantial positive impacts on local air quality.

  12. TRATAMENTO DE EFLUENTES ÁCIDOS RICOS EM METAIS COM AUXÍLIO DE SULFETO BIOGÊNICO E CAL

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    Guimarães, Damaris; Redemat - Rede Temática em Engenharia de Materiais (UFOP/CETEC/UEMG); Lopes, Klinger Carlos Silva; Laboratório de Bio&Hidrometalurgia – Escola de Minas – Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto; Rodrigues, Michael Leonardo Marques; Redemat - Rede Temática em Engenharia de Materiais (UFOP/CETEC/UEMG); Bertolino, Sueli Moura; Instituto de Ciências Agrárias - Universidade Federal de Uberlândia; Leão, Versiane Albis; Departamento de Engenharia Metalurgica e de Materiais - Laboratório de Bio&Hidrometalurgia – Escola de Minas – Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto

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    A proposta do presente trabalho foi estudar uma forma de tratamento alternativo para efluentes líquidos ácidos ricos em metais utilizando para isso um efluente sulfetogênico gerado em um reator anaeróbio (UASB) e cal. Os ensaios foram realizados em batelada utilizando dois efluentes ácidos distintos: (i) um efluente proveniente de ensaios de lixiviação e (ii) um efluente ácido proveniente de um laboratório de pesquisas na área de Bio&Hidrometalurgia. O efluente dos ensaios de lixiviação apres...

  13. An Upgraded Front-End Switching Power Supply Design for the ATLAS TileCAL Detector of the LHC

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    Drake, G; The ATLAS collaboration; De Lurgio, P; Henriques, A; Minashvili, I; Nemecek, S; Price, L; Proudfoot, J; Stanek, R

    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.

  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. Design of a New Switching Power Supply for the ATLAS TileCAL Front-End Electronics

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    Drake, G; The ATLAS collaboration

    2012-01-01

    We present the design of an upgraded switching power supply 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 improved reliability, while retaining the compact size, water-cooling, output control, and monitoring features in this 300 KHz design. We discuss the steps taken to improve the design. We present the results from extensive radiation testing to qualify the design, including SEU sensitivity. We also present our reliability analysis. Production of 2400 new bricks for the detector is currently in progress, and we present preliminary results from the production checkout.

  16. Formulação de um indicador de acessibilidade das calçadas e travessias

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    Celso Luiz Guimarães Keppe Junior

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho visa definir uma forma fácil e prática de avaliar-se o nível de serviço dos espaços públicos destinados às pessoas com deficiência física (calçadas e travessias de ruas pela determinação de um índice que considere os parâmetros de maior importância sob o ponto de vista dos usuários de cadeira de rodas. O índice é definido com a identificação e a ordenação de variáveis de caracterização física e ambiental das calçadas relacionadas aos aspectos de qualidade de conforto, segurança e condições do ambiente. A ponderação das variáveis de caracterização física e ambiental das calçadas (grau de importância é realizada por análise da percepção dos usuários de cadeira de rodas, definindo-se, dessa forma, o Índice de Acessibilidade das Calçadas e Travessias - IACT, e verificando sua funcionalidade por auditoria realizada com auxílio, também, de usuários de cadeira de rodas selecionados para realizar testes em dois locais da cidade de São Carlos. Munidos dessa ferramenta de avaliação, os órgãos de gestão viária podem avaliar a qualidade dos espaços públicos em uma rota total ou em trechos específicos dos deslocamentos imprescindíveis para a real participação da pessoa com dificuldade de locomoção na sociedade.

  17. Human Pulp Responses to Partial Pulpotomy Treatment with TheraCal as Compared with Biodentine and ProRoot MTA: A Clinical Trial.

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    Bakhtiar, Hengameh; Nekoofar, Mohammad Hossein; Aminishakib, Pouyan; Abedi, Fatemeh; Naghi Moosavi, Fereshteh; Esnaashari, Ehsan; Azizi, Arash; Esmailian, Samar; Ellini, Mohammad Reza; Mesgarzadeh, Vahid; Sezavar, Mehdi; About, Imad

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    Questions exist regarding the efficacy of resin-containing materials such as TheraCal directly applied on the pulp. This study sought to investigate the clinical efficacy of TheraCal as compared with Biodentine and ProRoot mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) for partial pulpotomy. In this clinical trial, partial pulpotomy was performed for 27 sound human maxillary and mandibular third molars scheduled for extraction. The teeth were randomly divided into 3 groups (n = 9) and underwent partial pulpotomy with TheraCal, Biodentine, and ProRoot MTA. The teeth were then restored with glass ionomer cement. Clinical and electric pulp tests were performed after 1 and 8 weeks. The teeth were radiographed and extracted at 8 weeks. Histologic sections were prepared and analyzed for pulp inflammation and dentinal bridge formation. Data were analyzed by using one-way analysis of variance. Clinical examination showed no sensitivity to heat, cold, or palpation in ProRoot MTA and Biodentine groups. Two patients in TheraCal group (20%) reported significant pain at 1 week. Periapical radiographs showed no periapical pathology, and electric pulp test revealed a normal pulp response with no hypersensitivity. Inflammation was absent with all materials at 8 weeks. Normal pulp organization was seen in 33.33% of the teeth in ProRoot MTA, 11.11% in TheraCal, and 66.67% in Biodentine group (P = .06). Biodentine group showed complete dentinal bridge formation in all teeth, whereas this rate was 11% and 56% in TheraCal and ProRoot MTA groups, respectively (P = .001). Overall, Biodentine and MTA performed better than TheraCal when used as partial pulpotomy agent and presented the best clinical outcomes. Copyright © 2017 American Association of Endodontists. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  18. Sobre la forma muncho

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    Pato, Enrique

    2013-01-01

    La presente nota aporta luz nueva sobre la historia y la evolución de muncho en español. En primer lugar, los ejemplos presentados confirman que estamos ante un fenómeno antiguo, documentado en el mismo latín, y característico del español clásico. Estudiamos la variación que ha mantenido con la forma estándar mucho a lo largo de la historia y, gracias a los datos del ALPI y del COSER, damos a conocer su extensión geográfica. La –n– parasitaria se documenta también en otras lenguas y dialectos...

  19. Mejoramiento del potencial agrícola de lodos digeridos anaeróbicamente con el uso de cal

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    2005-12-01

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    Este estudio evaluó la técnica de secado térmico natural en lechos de secado para la deshidratación de lodos digeridos de una laguna anaerobia que trata aguas residuales domésticas y la influencia sobre la eficiencia de la deshidratación y remoción de patógenos y huevos de helmintos por la adición de diferentes porcentajes de cal

  20. Notas sobre o marcellismo

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    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Para el salazarismo, la estabilidad consistía en erradicar de la sociedad la elección de alternativas, esto es el conflicto. Ese orden comenzó a desmoronarse sobre todo desde los años 60, como consecuencia de los cambios socioeconómicos y culturales que acentuaban los factores de información y de concurrencia en la sociedad portuguesa. Ante este nuevo panorama, el éxito de Marcelo Caetano sólo era posible mediante un compromiso con los nuevos actores sociales y con las nuevas fuerzas políticas empeñadas en la instauración de la democracia. Sin embargo el Presidente del Consejo no quiso o no pudo asumir ese compromiso, viéndose obligado al cabo de un tiempo a volver sobre sus iniciales pasos aperturistas.The social and political stability under salazarism was contemplated as a result of alternatives choice and conflicts suppression. That order was mainly eroding along the decade of sixteenth as a consequence of social, economic and cultural changes that were accentuating information and concurrence factors in Portuguese society. Facing this new stage, the success of Marcelo Caetano’s reformism was depending on his capacity of commitment with the new social actors and the opposition political forces solidly engage in democratic goal. However, the President wasn’t capable —or wasn’t allowed— to assume this commitment, even reversing after the first hopeful times his initial reformist trends.

  1. 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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    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

  2. 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.

  3. Estimativa do filocrono em calêndula Estimating the phyllochron in calendula

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    Jana Koefender

    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

  4. FisHiCal: an R package for iterative FISH-based calibration of Hi-C data.

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    Shavit, Yoli; Hamey, Fiona Kathryn; Lio, Pietro

    2014-11-01

    The fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) method has been providing valuable information on physical distances between loci (via image analysis) for several decades. Recently, high-throughput data on nearby chemical contacts between and within chromosomes became available with the Hi-C method. Here, we present FisHiCal, an R package for an iterative FISH-based Hi-C calibration that exploits in full the information coming from these methods. We describe here our calibration model and present 3D inference methods that we have developed for increasing its usability, namely, 3D reconstruction through local stress minimization and detection of spatial inconsistencies. We next confirm our calibration across three human cell lines and explain how the output of our methods could inform our model, defining an iterative calibration pipeline, with applications for quality assessment and meta-analysis. FisHiCal v1.1 is available from http://cran.r-project.org/. © The Author 2014. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  5. Mass concentration, composition and sources of fine and coarse particulate matter in Tijuana, Mexico, during Cal-Mex campaign

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    Minguillón, María Cruz; Campos, Arturo Alberto; Cárdenas, Beatriz; Blanco, Salvador; Molina, Luisa T.; Querol, Xavier

    2014-05-01

    This work was carried out in the framework of the Cal-Mex project, which focuses on investigating the atmosphere along Mexico-California border region. Sampling was carried out at two sites located in Tijuana urban area: Parque Morelos and Metales y Derivados. PM2.5 and PM10 24 h samples were collected every three days from 17th May 2010 to 27th June 2010, and were used for gravimetric and chemical analyses (major and minor elements, inorganic ions, organic and elemental carbon) of PM. A subsequent Positive Matrix Factorization (PMF) analysis was performed. PM2.5 and PM10 average concentrations during Cal-Mex were relatively lower compared to usual annual averages. Trace elements concentrations recorded in the present study were lower than those recorded in Mexico City in 2006, with the exception of Pb at Metales y Derivados, attributed to the influence of a specific industrial source, which also includes As, Cd and Tl. Apart from this industrial source, both urban sites were found to be affected by similar sources with respect to bulk PM. Fine PM (PM2.5) was mainly apportioned by fueloil and biomass combustion and secondary aerosols, and road traffic. Coarse PM (PM2.5-10) was mainly apportioned by a mineral source (sum of road dust resuspension, construction emissions and natural soil) and fresh and aged sea salt. The road traffic was responsible for more than 60% of the fine elemental carbon and almost 40% of the fine organic matter.

  6. Temperature studies of the TileCal ROD G-Links for the validation of the air-cooling system

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

    2007-01-01

    In this paper we show the results of the temperature studies performed on the TileCal ROD G-Links in order to validate the air-cooling system. In the first part of the note we present results on the characterization tests of the temperature monitor system for the G-Link chips of the TileCal ROD motherboard, performed at IFIC-Valencia. We report on the performance of the temperature behavior system and some cooling studies of a single ROD motherboard. We conclude that the present system can be successfully used to online monitor the temperature of the ROD G-Links. In the second part we show the results of the studies performed with multiple RODs in a standard 9U VME crate in the laboratory at IFIC, and in their final location in the ATLAS cavern. We conclude that the air-cooling provided by the standard VME crate fans is enough to keep the temperature of the G-Links well within specifications.

  7. Constraints on primary and secondary particulate carbon sources using chemical tracer and 14C methods during CalNex-Bakersfield

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    Sheesley, Rebecca J.; Nallathamby, Punith Dev; Surratt, Jason D.; Lee, Anita; Lewandowski, Michael; Offenberg, John H.; Jaoui, Mohammed; Kleindienst, Tadeusz E.

    2017-10-01

    The present study investigates primary and secondary sources of organic carbon for Bakersfield, CA, USA as part of the 2010 CalNex study. The method used here involves integrated sampling that is designed to allow for detailed and specific chemical analysis of particulate matter (PM) in the Bakersfield airshed. To achieve this objective, filter samples were taken during thirty-four 23-hr periods between 19 May and 26 June 2010 and analyzed for organic tracers by gas chromatography - mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Contributions to organic carbon (OC) were determined by two organic tracer-based techniques: primary OC by chemical mass balance and secondary OC by a mass fraction method. Radiocarbon (14C) measurements of the total organic carbon were also made to determine the split between the modern and fossil carbon and thereby constrain unknown sources of OC not accounted for by either tracer-based attribution technique. From the analysis, OC contributions from four primary sources and four secondary sources were determined, which comprised three sources of modern carbon and five sources of fossil carbon. The major primary sources of OC were from vegetative detritus (9.8%), diesel (2.3%), gasoline (burning, vegetative detritus and secondary biogenic carbon. The results of the current study contributes source-based evaluation of the carbonaceous aerosol at CalNex Bakersfield.

  8. As articulações do comércio e distribuição na dinâmica da produção em aglomerado produtivo calçadista de Portugal

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    Judite de Azevedo do Carmo

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo objetiva apresentar os resultados da pesquisa sobre as articulações entre o comércio e a produção em aglomerado produtivo, tomando como espaço empírico São João da Madeira (PT. Para tanto, realizamos leituras de bibliografias teóricas e práticas, tanto brasileiras quanto portuguesas, bem como coleta de dados quantitativos e qualitativos em órgãos oficiais, assim como em indústrias e em estabelecimentos comerciais do município, por meio de entrevistas e aplicação de questionários. A análise dos dados obtidos proporcionou-nos identificar que os calçados de produção local são valorizados pelos comerciantes, sendo comercializados em todos os estabelecimentos, embora não se verifica intensa relação entre os produtores e os comerciantes locais.

  9. Sobre la muerte voluntaria

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    Juan Álvarez-Cienfuegos Fidalgo

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available El problema de cómo morir en nuestra sociedad se ha convertido en una inquietud para los ciudadanos y la reflexión moral. Especialmcnte por dos razones: por el desarrollo de la tecnología médica y por el hecho de que la mayor parte de los fallecimientos tienen lugar fuera del hogar, donde tradicionalmente ocurra el deceso. El presente artículo tiene como objetivo acercarse a esta cuestión. Para ello, se parte de la autonomía del ciudadano, con derecho a decidir sobre lo que considera cuál sea su manera de vivir y de morir. A tal fin, se hace una breve introducción sobre el dolor, el suicidio y la muerte, desde un punto de vista antropológico, pasando, después, a mostrar las cuestiones relacionadas con el problema de la eutanasia, donde la atención se dirigirá, ante todo, al enjuiciamiento crítico del tenso equilibrio en el que se mantienen dos principios fundamentales de la bioética: el de no maleficencia y el de autonomía del ciudadano.The problem of how to die in modern society has become a concern for both the citizen and moral reflection for two reasons in particular: due to developments in medical technology, and because most deaths occur outside the honre, where they traditionaÍlY took place. This paper addresses this issue, starting from citizen autonomy, the right to decide on what s/he considers to be his or her way of living and dying. To this end, a brief introduction considers pain, suicide and death from an anthropological viewpoint. Questions related to the problem of euthanasia are then exposed, with particular attention to, above all the critical judgement of the tense balance in which two fundamental principies of bioethics are held, the principle of non-maleficence and that of citizen autonomy.

  10. Puente sobre el Maracaibo

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    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available Para salvar el lago de Maracaibo (Venezuela, el conocido ingeniero italiano Riccaido Morandi ha presentado un proyecto de puente para ferrocarril y carretera, de hormigón pretensado, de tramos independientes, constituyendo un sistema Gerber, que tiene una longitud total de 8.720 m y un vano central de 400 m de luz. Este último tramo, en unión de los dos adyacentes al mismo, constituirán, una vez terminada la obra, un conjunto continuo. El tablero del puente se halla a una altura de 45 m sobre el nivel del agua en la zona del canal, con objeto de permitir la navegación. El tablero, de 20,90 m de anchura total, se ha subdividido en tres partes, dos simétricas respecto al eje, laterales, de 7,20 m de anchura, para la circulación en sentidos opuestos por carretera, una plataforma central, de 5 m de ancho, para el ferrocarril y dos andenes para el paso de peatones y servicios.

  11. Refletindo sobre idosos institucionalizado

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    Cenir Gonçalves Tier

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    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.

  12. Debate internacional sobre pobreza

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    Neritza Alvarado Chacín

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    Full Text Available El objetivo del artículo es organizar la proliferación de ideas en torno de la pobreza, a menudo dispersas, difusas y confusas en la literatura, bosquejando sistematizadamente un marco teórico referencial útil al abordaje científico de este fenómeno, en investigaciones teóricas y aplicadas, así como en la enseñanza y discusión de tales temas en el ámbito universitario. Para ello, se compendian, organizan y clasifican diversos enfoques sobre la pobreza, según los criterios presentes en los planteamientos de autores e instituciones relevantes que han contribuido a la reflexión desde distintas lecturas, teniendo en cuenta que no existe consenso en torno a una definición. La investigación es exploratoria-documental. Se aplican las técnicas del arqueo electrónico y físico de la información, el fichaje computarizado y la reducción de la misma en tablas de contenido. Se precisa el alcance de las mismas en el tiempo, según la evolución conceptual que han experimentado en el debate internacional. Se señalan algunas ventajas y desventajas de los principales enfoques, que han sido reconocidas en el mismo debate.

  13. Sobre el nombre "Quechua"

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    Rodolfo Cerrón-Palomino

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    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.

  14. Comparative Study of Pulpal Responses to Pulpotomy with ProRoot MTA, RetroMTA, and TheraCal in Dogs' Teeth.

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    Lee, Haewon; Shin, Yooseok; Kim, Seong-Oh; Lee, Hyo-Seol; Choi, Hyung-Jun; Song, Je Seon

    2015-08-01

    This study was conducted to evaluate and compare pulpal responses to ProRoot MTA (Dentsply Tulsa Dental, Tulsa, OK), RetroMTA (Meta Biomed Co, Ltd, Seoul, Korea), and TheraCal (Bisco Inc, Schamburg, IL) in dog partial pulpotomy models. Partial pulpotomies were performed on 60 beagle teeth. The exposed pulp tissues were randomly capped with either ProRoot MTA (n = 15), RetroMTA (n = 15), TheraCal (n = 15), or interim restorative material as a negative control (n = 15). After 4 weeks, the teeth were extracted and processed for histologic and immunohistochemical examinations using osteocalcin and dentin sialoprotein. Calcific barrier formation, inflammatory reaction, and the odontoblastic layer were evaluated and scored in a blind manner. The areas of newly formed calcific barriers were measured for each group. In most of the ProRoot MTA and RetroMTA specimens, continuous calcific barriers were formed, and the pulps contained palisading patterns in the odontoblastic layer that were free of inflammation. However, the TheraCal specimens had lower quality calcific barrier formation, extensive inflammation, and less favorable odontoblastic layer formation. Overall, areas of newly formed calcific barrier were higher in the ProRoot MTA and RetroMTA specimens than in the TheraCal specimens. Also, immunohistochemistry revealed that osteocalcin and dentin sialoprotein were more clearly visible in the ProRoot MTA and RetroMTA specimens than in the TheraCal specimens. RetroMTA could provide an alternative to ProRoot MTA. Both materials produced favorable pulpal responses that were similar in nature, whereas TheraCal produced less favorable pulpal responses. Copyright © 2015 American Association of Endodontists. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  15. La casa sobre el monte

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    2016-01-01

    Reflexiones de la autora sobre su vida, su infancia, sus padres, que le llevan a mandar construir una casa en una parcela con encinas, integrada por completo en el entorno y utilizando el hormigón como material constructivo.

  16. 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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    Pierre Frezet

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    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, ...

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

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    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...

  18. Puesta en valor de la pintura de cal: análisis y caracterización de prototipo de pintura

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    Lévano Cerón, Brenda Carol

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    El presente proyecto surgió como un encargo de la empresa Com-Cal al laboratorio de materiales de la EPSEB, dicho encargo consistía en analizar un nuevo producto a base de cal, una pintura para interiores. Los objetivos principales fueron determinar de forma cualitativa y/o cuantitativa las propiedades del producto y desarrollar con ellos una ficha técnica. Por lo que se inició una fase de recolección de datos preliminares que ayudaría a tener los conocimientos básicos neces...

  19. Are Avellino (4365 cal BP) and Pompeii twin plinian eruptions? Pre-eruptive constraints and degassing history

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    Boudon, Georges; Balcone-Boissard, Hélène; Villemant, Benoît.; Ucciani, Guillaume; Cioni, Raffaello

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    Somma-Vesuvius activity started 35 ky ago and is characterized by numerous eruptions of variable composition and eruptive style, sometimes interrupted by long periods of unrest. The main explosive eruptions are represented by four plinian eruptions: Pomici di Base eruption (22 cal ky), Mercato (~8900 cal BP), Avellino (4365 cal BP) and Pompeii (79 AD). The 79 AD eruption embodies the most famous eruption since it's responsible of the destruction of Pompeii and Herculanum and it's the first described eruption. The Avellino eruption represents the last plinian event that preceded the Pompeii eruption. The eruptive sequence is similar to the 79 AD plinian eruption, with an opening phase preceding a main plinian fallout activity which ended by a phreatomagmatic phase. The fallout deposit displays a sharp colour contrast from white to grey pumice, corresponding to a magma composition evolution. We focus our study on the main fallout deposit that we sampled in detail in the Traianello quarry, 9 km North-North East of the crater, to investigate the degassing processes during the eruption, using volatile content and textural observations. Density and vesicularity measurements were obtained on a minimum of 100 pumice clasts sampled in 10 stratigraphic levels in the fallout deposit. On the basis of the density distribution, bulk geochemical data, point analytical measurements on glasses (melt inclusions and residual glass) and textural observations were obtained simultaneously on a minimum of 5 pumice clasts per eruptive unit. The glass composition, in particular the Na/K ratio, evolves from Na-rich phonolite for white pumices to a more K-rich phonolite for grey pumices. The pre-eruptive conditions are constrained by systematic Cl measurements in melt inclusions and matrix glass of pumice clasts. The entire magma was saturated relative to sub-critical fluids (a Cl-rich H2O vapour phase and a brine), with a Cl melt content buffered at ~6000 ppm, and a mean pre-eruptive H2O

  20. Algunos apuntes sobre comunidad

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    Clara Pérez Cárdenas

    2000-08-01

    Full Text Available Comunidad es, entre los temas de estudio del curriculum de los residentes en Medicina General Integral, uno de aquellos en las que mayores dificultades encontramos para poderlo impartir, pues la bibliografía sobre el tema está un tanto dispersa. Es un aspecto que los propios residentes no evalúan con justeza; sin embargo es de sumo interés que como profesionales de la salud no obviemos que nuestro trabajo de promoción, prevención y tratamiento, debe darse a nivel de individuo, pero también en las familias y en la comunidad como un todo, y por lo tanto debamos incorporar, al menos, nociones de lo que es una comunidad y qué es participación comunitaria para tener idea de cómo fomentarla, única vía para que nuestras acciones de salud sean más efectivasCommunity is one of the most difficult subjects to be taught among those included in the curriculum of General Comprehensive Medicine residents, since bibliography on this topic is a bit dispersed. This aspect, which is not properly evaluated by residents, is very important for health professionals to do our work of promotion, prevention and treatment not only at the level of the individual, but also at the level of the family and of the community as a whole. Therefore, we need to have some notions about community and community participation to be able to promote them, as the only way to make our health actions more effective

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. Riscos ocupacionais de uma indústria calçadista sob a ótica dos trabalhadores

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    Fernanda Reinher da Luz

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    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.

  4. CAL3JHH: a Java program to calculate the vicinal coupling constants (3J H,H) of organic molecules.

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    Aguirre-Valderrama, Alonso; Dobado, José A

    2008-12-01

    Here, we present a free web-accessible application, developed in the JAVA programming language for the calculation of vicinal coupling constant (3J(H,H)) of organic molecules with the H-Csp3-Csp3-H fragment. This JAVA applet is oriented to assist chemists in structural and conformational analyses, allowing the user to calculate the averaged 3J(H,H) values among conformers, according to its Boltzmann populations. Thus, the CAL3JHH program uses the Haasnoot-Leeuw-Altona equation, and, by reading the molecule geometry from a protein data bank (PDB) file format or from multiple pdb files, automatically detects all the coupled hydrogens, evaluating the data needed for this equation. Moreover, a "Graphical viewer" menu allows the display of the results on the 3D molecule structure, as well as the plotting of the Newman projection for the couplings.

  5. TRATAMENTO DE EFLUENTES ÁCIDOS RICOS EM METAIS COM AUXÍLIO DE SULFETO BIOGÊNICO E CAL

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    Damaris Guimarães

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available A proposta do presente trabalho foi estudar uma forma de tratamento alternativo para efluentes líquidos ácidos ricos em metais utilizando para isso um efluente sulfetogênico gerado em um reator anaeróbio (UASB e cal. Os ensaios foram realizados em batelada utilizando dois efluentes ácidos distintos: (i um efluente proveniente de ensaios de lixiviação e (ii um efluente ácido proveniente de um laboratório de pesquisas na área de Bio&Hidrometalurgia. O efluente dos ensaios de lixiviação apresentou pH inicial de 1,7 e elevadas concentrações dos metais: Al (545,5mg/L, Ca (668,1mg/L, Cu (37,6mg/L, Fe (1148,4mg/L, Mg (1105,9mg/L e Ni (82,3mg/L, enquanto que o efluente do laboratório era composto por Cu (4,8mg/L, Fe (342,2mg/L e Ni (3,1mg/L, sendo o pH inicial de 0,14. O tratamento consistiu em adicionar o efluente sulfetogênico aos efluentes ácidos, em diferentes proporções, sendo observadas remoções consideráveis dos metais, principalmente, Fe e Ni, e uma elevação no valor de pH. Em seguida, a fim de se obter melhores resultados de remoção para os metais, os efluentes foram tratados com cal, enquadrando-se aos padrões do CONAMA para o lançamento de efluentes.

  6. Apuntes sobre encuestas electorales

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    Luis Benavente Gianella

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Las encuestas preelectorales suelen despertar gran interés por el valor predictivo que se les puede atribuir o que puedan tener, y por el efecto que puedan generar en los votantes. También se usan como herramienta efectiva para el manejo de las campañas de los candidatos. Existen tres tipos de encuestas electorales: preelectorales, boca de urna y postelectorales, en cada caso cumplen funciones diferentes en relación con los procesos electorales. Philippe Maarek (1 considera que la publicación de encuestas preelectorales influye en la decisión de voto mediante efectos directos e indirectos. Es en coyunturas preelectorales cuando las encuestas suelen concitar la mayor atención, especialmente por el valor predictivo que se les puede atribuir o que puedan tener, y por el efecto que puedan generar en los votantes, de manera especial en los indecisos, que constituyen un porcentaje usualmente muy alto durante casi toda la etapa preelectoral. Esto hace que las encuestas sean controvertidas y discutidas en el mundo. En los procesos electorales, las encuestas también son utilizadas como una herramienta efectiva para el manejo eficiente de las campañas de los candidatos, asumiendo de esta manera un papel protagónico y permanente en las campañas. Además de sus implicancias electorales, las encuestas tienen asimismo presencia en la vida política institucional en épocas no electorales. Actualmente son utilizadas para conocer la opinión de los ciudadanos acerca de diversos temas políticos, económicos y sociales. Las encuestadoras realizan sondeos periódicos sobre todos estos aspectos que son difundidos a través de los medios de comunicación, alimentando de este modo el debate político. En la actualidad, las encuestas de opinión son una práctica habitual en todos los países con regímenes democráticos, constituyéndose en un instrumento de medición de la opinión de los ciudadanos.

  7. Informe preliminar sobre paludrina

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    Aquiles Peñuela Rozo

    1948-05-01

    Full Text Available En el año de 1945, Curd Davey y Rose eligieron la pirimidina como substancia de experimentación debido a que esta substancia se encuentra en las nucleo-proteinas y por su presencia en algunas sulfadrogas especial mente la sulfadiazina, de conocidas propiedades anti-palúdicas. Ensayaron la pirimidina y derivados en infestaciones por plasmodium gallinaceum en gallinas; y comprobaron que estas substancias tenían realmente acción antipalúdica. Pero al trasladar sus experiencias al hombre, encontraron que la pirimidina y sus derivados eran demasiado tóxicos. Pensando, entonces, en la similitud química del grupo de la pirimida y de la guanidina, incluyeron este último grupo en los compuestos para ensayar, descubriendo que la inclusión de la guanidina aumentaba grandemente la acción de las substancias en experiencia. Se obtuvo de esta manera un producto denominado en el numero 4-888, o paludrina, cuya fórmula o nombre químico es N. P. clorofenil N5 isopropildiguanidina, droga que se encontró muy activa contra las formas sanguíneas del Plasmodium Gallinaceum y que también se hallo activa contra las formas exoeritrocíticas del parásito. Esta capacidad de obrar sobre la fase exoeritrocítica es prácticamente exclusiva de esta substancia. Hasta hace poco tiempo esta fase exoeritrocítica, había sido demostrada solamente en trabajos de experimentación en las  aves; pero en la actualidad ha quedado también demostrada en la enfermedad humana, por experiencias del Filipino Nolasco and África, quien logro demostrar el plasmodium Vivax en el tejido retículo endotelial del pulmón de enfermos de paludismo, aunque ya Brug, en el año de 1940 había hecho comunicaciones en el mismo sentido. Se comprende la grande importancia de la paludrina, en el tratamiento del paludismo; si se considera que las recidivas de la enfermedad son debidas a la existencia de esta fase xeoeritrocítica.

  8. Alguns aspectos da ecologia dos mosquitos (Diptera: Culicidae de uma área de planície (Granjas Calábria, em Jacarepaguá, Rio de Janeiro: III. Preferência horária das fêmeas para o hematofagismo Aspects of the ecology of mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae in a plane area (Granjas Calábria, in Jacarepaguá, Rio de Janeiro: III. Female preferencial period for biting

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    Ricardo Lourenço-de-Oliveira

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    Full Text Available Apresentamos os resultados de observação sobre o ciclo circadiano de atividade hematofágica dos mosquitos, em Granja Calábria, Jacarepaguá, na planície litorânea do Rio de Janeiro, onde realizamos, em isca humana, ao ar livre, capturas semanais, de 8 às 10, de 13 às 15 e 18 às 20 horas, de agosto de 1981 a julho de 1982, além de três capturas horárias de 24 horas seguidas. A maioria das espécies locais revelou caráter crepuscular vespertino e noturno. Contudo Limatus durhami, Phoniomyia davisi, Wyeomyia leucostigma e Wyeomyia (Dendromyia sp. foram essencialmente diurnas, enquanto Anopheles albitarsis, Culex chidesteri e Culex quinquefasciatus foram obtidas somente no crepúsculo vespertino e à noite. Embora Anopheles aquasalis, Culex coronator, Culex saltanensis, Culex crybda e Coquillettidia venezuelensis fossem preponderantemente noturnas e Phoniomyia deanei e Phoniomyia theobaldi principalmente diurnas, obtivemô-las algumas vezes, fora do horário preferencial, sendo que Phoniomyia deanei teve nítido incremento pré-crepuscular vespertino. Aedes scapularis, Aedes taeniorhynchus e Mansonia titillans, espécies mais ecléticas, picaram durante todo o nictêmero, mas com flagrante acentuação crepuscular vespertina.This paper presents the results of obsrvation on the circadian biting cycle of mosquitoes, at Granjas Calábria, Jacarepaguá, in the coastal lowland of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where we carried out weekly outdoor captures on human bait, from 8 to 10 a.m. and from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m., from August 1981 to July 1982, as well as three nyctemeral captures also on human bait. Most of the local species were more frequent at sunset and at night. Li. durhami, Ph. davisi, Wy. leucostigma and Wyeomyia (Den. sp. were clearly diurnal, while An. albitarsis, Cx. chidesteri and Cx. quinquefasciatus were obtained only at sunset and at night. Although An. aquasalis, Cx. coronator, Cx. saltanensis, Cx. crybda and Cq. venezuelensis

  9. Efecto de la adicion de cal a plantaciones de jaul en andisoles de la cuenca alta del rio Virilla, Costa Rica

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    Salazar, Marlon; Cabalceta, Gilberto; Alvarado, Alfredo; Segura, Manuel; Castillo, Alvaro

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    Con el proposito de evaluar el impacto de adicionar cal a plantaciones de jaul (Alnus acuminata (H.B.K.) O. Kuntze) en Andisoles de la cuenca alta del rio Virilla, Costa Rica, se realizo el presente trabajo en 2 localidades...

  10. North Atlantic climate-ocean variations and sea level in Long Island Sound, Connecticut, since 500 cal yr A.D.

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    van de Plassche, O.

    2000-01-01

    A record of detrended mean high water (MHW) variations from Hammock River marsh, Connecticut, is extended from ca. 850 to ca. 500 cal yr A.D. and correlated with summer-temperature reconstructions from northern Fennoscandia and northern Eurasia, Greenland Ice Sheet Project 2 δ

  11. The Microwave-assisted Synthesis of Polyethersulfone (PES as A Matrix in Immobilization of Candida antarctica Lipase B (Cal-B

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    Khusna Widhyahrini

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    How to Cite: Widhyahrini, K., Handayani, N., Wahyuningrum, D., Nurbaiti, S., Radiman, C.L. (2017. The Microwave-assisted Synthesis of Polyethersulfone (PES as A Matrix in Immobilization of Candida antarctica Lipase B (Cal-B. Bulletin of Chemical Reaction Engineering & Catalysis, 12(3: 343-350 (doi:10.9767/bcrec.12.3.774.343-350

  12. The two mayor warming phases of the last deglaciation at ~14.7 and ~11.5 kyr cal BP in Europe: climate reconstructions and AGCM experiments.

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    Renssen, H.; Isarin, R.F.B.

    2001-01-01

    During the last deglaciation two distinct warming phases occurred in the N Atlantic region at ∼14.7 and ∼11.5 ka cal BP. These two shifts are the transitions from (1) GS-2a (Greenland Stadial 2a) to GI-1e (Greenland Interstadial 1e) and (2) GS-1 to the Preboreal. In this study we characterise these

  13. 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

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    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. We developed a vector-based siRNA expression system that can induce RNAi in CAL 27 oral cancer cells. Downregulation of KLF8 was confirmed by evaluating GFP expressions, RT-PCR and western blot analysis. Finally, the effects of KLF8 downregulation were analyzed by MTT assay and colony formation assays. The expression levels of KLF8 mRNA and proteins are reduced in CAL 27 cells that transfected with 21-nt siRNA against KLF8. Lentivirus-mediated silencing of KLF8 reduces cell proliferation and colonies number, thereby indicating the role of KLF8 in cell proliferation and tumorigenesis. These results strongly suggest that KLF8 is essential for growth of CAL 27 cancer cells. A better understanding of KLF8 function and processing may provide novel insights into the clinical therapy of oral cancer.

  14. The short form of the recombinant CAL-A-type lipase UM03410 from the smut fungus Ustilago maydis exhibits an inherent trans-fatty acid selectivity.

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    Brundiek, Henrike; Saß, Stefan; Evitt, Andrew; Kourist, Robert; Bornscheuer, Uwe T

    2012-04-01

    The Ustilago maydis lipase UM03410 belongs to the mostly unexplored Candida antarctica lipase (CAL-A) subfamily. The two lipases with [corrected] the highest identity are a lipase from Sporisorium reilianum and the prototypic CAL-A. In contrast to the other CAL-A-type lipases, this hypothetical U. maydis lipase is annotated to possess a prolonged N-terminus of unknown function. Here, we show for the first time the recombinant expression of two versions of lipase UM03410: the full-length form (lipUMf) and an Nterminally truncated form (lipUMs). For comparison to the prototype, the expression of recombinant CAL-A in E. coli was investigated. Although both forms of lipase UM03410 could be expressed functionally in E. coli, the N-terminally truncated form (lipUMs) demonstrated significantly higher activities towards p-nitrophenyl esters. The functional expression of the N-terminally truncated lipase was further optimized by the appropriate choice of the E. coli strain, lowering the cultivation temperature to 20 °C and enrichment of the cultivation medium with glucose. Primary characteristics of the recombinant lipase are its pH optimum in the range of 6.5-7.0 and its temperature optimum at 55 °C. As is typical for lipases, lipUM03410 shows preference for long chain fatty acid esters with myristic acid ester (C14:0 ester) being the most preferred one.More importantly, lipUMs exhibits an inherent preference for C18:1Δ9 trans and C18:1Δ11 trans-fatty acid esters similar to CAL-A. Therefore, the short form of this U. maydis lipase is the only other currently known lipase with a distinct trans-fatty acid selectivity.

  15. 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, K. A.; Cayan, D.; Spackman, J. R.; DeMott, P.; Dettinger, M.; Fairall, C.; Leung, R.; Rosenfeld, D.; Rutledge, S.; 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.

  16. Digestibilidade do amido in vitro e valor calórico dos grupos de farinhas de mandioca brasileiras

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    Vitor Hugo dos Santos BRITO

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Resumo A preferência cultural do brasileiro originou grupos e subclassificações da farinha de mandioca em função dos processos adotados. Diferenças de processamento das farinhas de mandioca podem afetar a digestibilidade do amido, assim seu teor calórico foi investigado. Foram selecionadas cinco amostras dos três grupos de farinha de mandioca: Seca, Bijusada e D’água. O teste de digestibilidade do amido foi realizado in vitro, incubando a suspensão de farinha com amilase (alfa-1,4-glucano-4-glucanohidrolase em condições de temperatura e pH que simulam a digestão humana. Alíquotas foram coletadas a cada 15 minutos, durante 1 hora e o teor de glicose liberado foi expresso em calorias rapidamente disponíveis. Os resultados mostraram que o valor calórico de todas as amostras de farinha de mandioca permaneceu ao redor de 300 kcal. 100 g–1. Considerando a cinética de liberação em função do tempo e do grupo, as amostras de farinha de mandioca diferiram. As farinhas de mandioca com menor granulometria, Biju Fina e Furnas (Grupo Bijusada e Seca, apresentaram rápida liberação de açúcares aos 15 minutos, variando de 110 a 215 kcal. 100 g–1, respectivamente. A farinha de mandioca Fina (Grupo Seca teve liberação uniforme de glicose durante a avaliação. O açúcar liberado pelas farinhas de mandioca com maior granulometria, Biju Grossa e D’água (Grupo Bijusada e D’água, apresentaram dois picos de liberação: o primeiro aos 15 minutos de incubação (liberando 84,2 e 120,48 kcal. 100 g–1, respectivamente; enquanto o segundo pico para a amostra Biju Grossa ocorreu aos 45 minutos (112 kcal. 100 g–1, para a farinha D’água foi após 60 minutos (67,88 kcal. 100 g–1. Pela avaliação microscópica foi observada a presença de grânulos de amido residuais não hidrolisados, variando de 2,42 a 17,85%. Os resultados mostraram que o valor calórico das farinhas de mandioca variou em função do processamento, que

  17. Rainfall Process Partitioning Using S-PROF Radar Observations Collected During the CalWater Field Campaign Winters

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    White, A. B.; Neiman, P. J.; Creamean, J.; Hughes, M. R.; Moore, B.; Ralph, F. M.; Prather, K. A.

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    Vertically pointing S-band radar (S-PROF) observations collected during the CalWater field campaign winter wet seasons are analyzed to partition the observed rainfall into three primary categories: brightband (BB) rain, non-brightband (NBB) rain, and convective rain. NBB rain is primarily a shallow, warm rain process driven by collision and coalescence. Because of its shallow nature, NBB rain is often undetected by the operational NEXRAD radar network. Previous rainfall process partitioning analysis conducted for a coastal mountain site in California has shown that NBB rain contributes about one-third, on average, of the total wet season precipitation observed there. Shallow moist flow with near neutral stability, which is often present in the coastal environment during the warm sectors of landfalling storms, is a key ingredient in the formation of NBB rain. However, NBB rain also has been observed in other storm regimes (e.g., post-cold frontal). NBB rain has been shown to produce rain rates known by forecasters to be capable of producing floods. During the CalWater field campaign winters, S-PROF radars were located in the Sierra Nevada at Sugar Pine Dam (SPD) for three consecutive winters (2009-2011) and at Mariposa (MPI) for the latter two winters (2010-2011). During the southwesterly flow present in the warm sectors of many California landfalling storms, the SPD site was directly downwind of the gap in coastal terrain associated with the San Francisco Bay Delta. This orientation would allow relatively unmodified maritime flow to arrive at SPD. The MPI site was located further south such that airflow arriving at this site during winter storms likely was processed by the coastal terrain south of San Francisco Bay. In this presentation we will examine whether the relative locations of SPD and MPI relative to the coastal terrain impacted the amount of NBB rain that was observed at each site during the CalWater wet seasons. We will use synoptic and mesoscale

  18. Sobre Humanismo y Medicina

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    Adolfo de Francisco Zea

    2000-12-01

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    En esta disertación sobre “Humanismo y Medicina”, título del libro que tuve ocasión de publicar hace un par de años, destacaré algunas de las relaciones que existen entre la medicina y las bellas artes, concretamente la música y la pintura. La Medicina tiene como objeto de su acción al Hombre. Definida como la ciencia y el arte de prevenir, curar o aliviar la enfermedad, no tiene como meta la simple prolongación de la vida biológica.

    Su tarea consiste en postergar la muerte, prevenir o reducir los padecimientos y las deformidades, curar las enfermedades, ampliar las capacidades biológicas y psicológicas de los seres humanos y ocuparse de los sufrimientos de las personas. Para Tristam Engelhardt, es la Medicina de las personas.

    Se concibe a la persona humana como el individuo de conciencia reflexiva normal que es a la vez miembro pleno de la comunidad, con los deberes y derechos que presuponen su pertenencia a ella. A esta acepción de carácter moral de la persona humana, que corresponde a lo que se llama persona “en sentido estricto”, se agrega la acepción social, que hace relación con aquellas personas a las que se otorgan prácticamente los mismos derechos, como es el caso de los niños, de los individuos que perdieron el carácter de personas por padecer de lesiones cerebrales o demencia, y de aquellos que nunca llegarán a serlo como los retrasados mentales profundos.

    Al sostener que no todos los seres humanos son personas “en sentido estricto”, la Bioética que expone Engelhardt impone, sin embargo, como obligación moral, tratar a estos últimos con pleno respeto y comprensión. Lo que es importante acerca de nosotros mismos como seres humanos, es el hecho real de que seamos personas; no simplemente nuestra pertenencia al género Horno sapiens como tal.

    Para Víctor Frankl, la persona humana es de carácter espiritual y en tal virtud, es diferente del organismo psicofísico cuya

  19. 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...

  20. Oceanographic and climatic record for the last 18 ka cal BP in marine sediments from Pescadero Basin, Gulf of California

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    Escorza-Reyes, M.; Pérez-Cruz, L.; Urrutia-Fucugauchi, J.; Salas-de-León, D.

    2012-04-01

    In this study a marine sequence is analyzed in order to reconstruct the oceanographic and climatic conditions based on geochemical and magnetic data, in centennial to multi-decadal time scales during the past 18 ka in the southern Gulf of California. The gravity core DIPAL III-T2 was recovered in the eastern part of Pescadero Basin, at 577 m depth, in the Pacific Intermediate Water (PIW) and Oxygen Minimum Zone (OMZ), aboard the R/V "El Puma" of the National University of Mexico (UNAM). The core is 262 cm long. This core is characterized by clay sediments. It shows massive and homogeneous sediments from bottom to 200 cm, and from there to the top a well defined laminated structure. Light laminae exhibit high content of biogenic components (mainly diatoms, radiolarian and silicoflagellates remains), whereas dark laminae are formed mostly by terrigenous material. Age model is based on five AMS radiocarbon dating, calibrated applying the CALIB 6.1.0 radiocarbon program. The sedimentation rates estimated range from ~0.1 mm/yr to ~0.3 mm/yr (in the upper part); sedimentary sequence comprises approximately the past 18 ka cal BP. Samples were taken every cm and they were dried and grounded, and elemental chemical concentrations measured using an X-ray fluorescence analyzer (Niton XL3t GOLDD). For magnetic susceptibility, measurements were taken every 0.5 cm with a Bartington Susceptibilimeter with MS2B sensor. A sharp difference in concentrations of Fe, Ti, K, Si, Ca y V, also observed in magnetic susceptibility measurements, marks the transition between Holocene and Pleistocene epochs, suggesting deposition under different conditions of atmospheric and oceanic circulation. In particular, low Ti, Fe and K concentrations at ~ 8 ka cal BP, indicate a decrease in terrigenous input, indicating a decrease in rainfall and river discharges from mainland to the basin, suggesting dry and cold conditions. We propose that this signal correlate with the 8.2 ka cooling event, that

  1. Efficacy and Safety of Tranexamic Acid in Prehospital Traumatic Hemorrhagic Shock: Outcomes of the Cal-PAT Study.

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    Neeki, Michael M; Dong, Fanglong; Toy, Jake; Vaezazizi, Reza; Powell, Joe; Jabourian, Nina; Jabourian, Alex; Wong, David; Vara, Richard; Seiler, Kathryn; Pennington, Troy W; Powell, Joe; Yoshida-McMath, Chris; Kissel, Shanna; Schulz-Costello, Katharine; Mistry, Jamish; Surrusco, Matthew S; O'Bosky, Karen R; Van Stralen, Daved; Ludi, Daniel; Sporer, Karl; Benson, Peter; Kwong, Eugene; Pitts, Richard; Culhane, John T; Borger, Rodney

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    The California Prehospital Antifibrinolytic Therapy (Cal-PAT) study seeks to assess the safety and impact on patient mortality of tranexamic acid (TXA) administration in cases of trauma-induced hemorrhagic shock. The current study further aimed to assess the feasibility of prehospital TXA administration by paramedics within the framework of North American emergency medicine standards and protocols. This is an ongoing multi-centered, prospective, observational cohort study with a retrospective chart-review comparison. Trauma patients identified in the prehospital setting with signs of hemorrhagic shock by first responders were administered one gram of TXA followed by an optional second one-gram dose upon arrival to the hospital, if the patient still met inclusion criteria. Patients administered TXA make up the prehospital intervention group. Control group patients met the same inclusion criteria as TXA candidates and were matched with the prehospital intervention patients based on mechanism of injury, injury severity score, and age. The primary outcomes were mortality, measured at 24 hours, 48 hours, and 28 days. Secondary outcomes measured included the total blood products transfused and any known adverse events associated with TXA administration. We included 128 patients in the prehospital intervention group and 125 in the control group. Although not statistically significant, the prehospital intervention group trended toward a lower 24-hour mortality rate (3.9% vs 7.2% for intervention and control, respectively, p=0.25), 48-hour mortality rate (6.3% vs 7.2% for intervention and control, respectively, p=0.76), and 28-day mortality rate (6.3% vs 10.4% for intervention and control, respectively, p=0.23). There was no significant difference observed in known adverse events associated with TXA administration in the prehospital intervention group and control group. A reduction in total blood product usage was observed following the administration of TXA (control: 6

  2. Risk of preterm birth by subtype among Medi-Cal participants with mental illness.

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    Baer, Rebecca J; Chambers, Christina D; Bandoli, Gretchen; Jelliffe-Pawlowski, Laura L

    2016-10-01

    Previous studies have demonstrated an association between mental illness and preterm birth (before 37 weeks). However, these investigations have not simultaneously considered gestation of preterm birth, the indication (eg, spontaneous or medically indicated), and specific mental illness classifications. The objective of the study was to examine the likelihood of preterm birth across gestational lengths and indications among Medi-Cal (California's Medicaid program) participants with a diagnostic code for mental illness. Mental illnesses were studied by specific illness classification. The study population was drawn from singleton live births in California from 2007 through 2011 in the birth cohort file maintained by the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, which includes birth certificate and hospital discharge records. The sample was restricted to women with Medi-Cal coverage for prenatal care. Women with mental illness were identified using International Classification of Diseases, ninth revision, codes from their hospital discharge record. Women without a mental illness International Classification of Diseases, ninth revision, code were randomly selected at a 4:1 ratio. Adjusting for maternal characteristics and obstetric complications, relative risks and 95% confidence intervals were calculated for preterm birth comparing women with a mental illness diagnostic code with women without such a code. We identified 6198 women with a mental illness diagnostic code and selected 24,792 women with no such code. The risk of preterm birth in women with a mental illness were 1.2 times higher than women without a mental illness (adjusted relative risk, 1.2, 95% confidence interval, 1.1-1.3). Among the specific mental illnesses, schizophrenia, major depression, and personality disorders had the strongest associations with preterm birth (adjusted relative risks, 2.0, 2.0 and 3.3, respectively). Women receiving prenatal care through California's low

  3. 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

  4. Real-time environmental monitoring system: drilling campaign BM-CAL-4 Block, Camanu-Almada Basin, Bahia, Brazil; Sistema de monitoramento ambiental em tempo-real: Bloco BM-CAL-4, Bacia de Camamu-Almada, Bahia, Brasil

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    Martins, Pedro [El Paso Oleo e Gas, Natal, RN (Brazil); Cabral, Alexandre P. [Fugro OceansatPeg (Brazil)

    2008-07-01

    Between February and November 2007, the El Paso Oleo e Gas do Brasil Ltda. carried out a second exploratory campaign at the BM-CAL-4 Block (Camamu-Almada Basin), installing a real-time transmission metocean data monitoring system. Two metocean Wavescan (WS) buoys from Fugro were installed, transmitting current, wave and wind data to the El Paso crises room. The WS1 was positioned near the oil (10,5 km from the shore, at 22m depth), and the WS2 was located near the entrance of Barra Grande area (4,w km from the coast, at 10m depth). The real rime data fed the mathematical simulation using an oil spill model from Fugro Oceansatpeg. The metocean data Real-Time Environmental Monitoring System proved to be an important tool in the environmental management of the drilling activity located near the coastline. The sampling and real-time transmission of the current, wind and wave data allowed a better decision making regarding the selection of the best response strategies, saving time and resources in the simulation exercises, a vital issue in case of a real oil spill accident. (author)

  5. Textural patterns, mineralogy, and chemistry of sandstone-related Calçadinha chalcedony (Piauí, Brazil

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    Marcondes Lima da Costa

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT: Paleozoic sandstones of the Parnaíba Basin, in addition to hosting opal deposits, also have occurrences of chalcedonies with potential for mineral and ornamental handicrafts, in addition to assisting the understanding of the geological evolution of the basin. However, the chalcedonies were not investigated yet, and this study intended to fulfill this gap by the investigation of the chalcedonies of Calçadinha in Piauí. Fieldwork, microtexturals analysis, X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive spectrometry, chemical analysis, and gemological assessments were developed. Four distinct types of chalcedonies have been distinguished. They stand out for their well distribution of Fe and Mn dendrites, which involves opal nodules, and contains microcavities with well-formed microcrystalline quartz, nontronite, and palygorskite. The mesoscopic features of these chalcedonies and cabochon and free forms cutting show potential for use in mineral crafts and semi-jewels. As expected, the chalcedonies are dominated by high contents of SiO2, besides the low and variable contents of Al2O3, Fe2O3, MgO, and TiO2. Among trace elements that show high Ba contents, bound in barite, seem also to be a geochemical signature of the country sandstones in Parnaíba basin. These chalcedonies were formed during the partial solubilization of SiO2 of sandstones, which was promoted during their tectonic formation in faults and fractures zones.

  6. An IMPI-compliant control system for the ATLAS TileCal Phase II Upgrade PreProcessor module

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    Zuccarello, Pedro Diego; The ATLAS collaboration

    2016-01-01

    TileCal is the Tile hadronic calorimeter of the ATLAS experiment at the LHC. The LHC upgrade program, currently under development, will culminate in the High Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC), which is expected to increase about five times the LHC nominal instantaneous luminosity. The readout electronics of the Tile calorimenter being redesigned introducing a new read-out strategy in order to accommodate the detector to the new HL-LHC parameters. The data generated inside the detector at every bunch crossing will be transmitted to the PreProcessor (PPR) boards before any event selection is applied. The PPRs will be located at off-detector sites. The PPR will be responsible of providing preprocessed trigger information to the ATLAS first level of trigger (L1). In overall it will represent the interface between the data acquisition, trigger and control systems and the on-detector electronics. The PPR, being an important part of the readout system, needs to be remotely accessed and monitored to prevent failures or, in cas...

  7. Retrieving Vegetation Water Content from MODIS, High Resolution and Ground Data in the SMOS VAS Cal/Val Site

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    Camacho, F.; Cernicharo, J.; Martinez, B.; Lopez-Baeza, E.

    2010-12-01

    Ground measurements are required to calibrate/validate remote sensing products. This work describes a method to derive vegetation water content (VWC) maps at medium resolution from ground data, applied to the VAS (Valencia Anchor Station) cal/val area for SMOS soil moisture products. The method is based on a transfer function that establishes an empirical relationship between in-situ data and reflectance values retrieved from high resolution (CHRIS/PROBA, TM/LANDSAT) and medium resolution (MODIS/TERRA+AQUA) imagery. The up-scaling process is developed in two steps: (1) by using in-situ values with CHRIS and TM data to derive high resolution ground based maps over small regions, and (2) using the high resolution maps with MODIS data to produce the medium resolution ground based maps over the whole region. The convex hull technique has been proposed to assess the transfer function interpolation quality. Results obtained by applying the selected band combination of bands show cross validation errors (RC=0.221 kg/m2 and RC=0.051 kg/m2 for high-resolution and RC=0.386 kg/m2 for medium resolution) lower than traditional spectral indices ones, good correlations with observed data and a high interpolation capacity (70% and 95%). VWC mean values at medium resolution range between 0.04 kg/m2, for non-irrigated areas, and 0.7 kg/m2, for irrigated crops.

  8. 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.

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

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    J A Rincon

    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.

  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. Calibration of the ATLAS hadronic barrel calorimeter TileCal using 2008, 2009 and 2010 cosmic-ray muon data

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    Weng, Z

    2012-01-01

    The ATLAS iron-scintillator hadronic calorimeter (TileCal) provides precision measurements of jets and missing transverse energy produced in the LHC proton-proton collisions. Results assessing the calorimeter calibration obtained using cosmic ray muons collected in 2008, 2009 and 2010 are presented. The analysis was based on the comparison between experimental and simulated data, and addresses three issues. First the average non-uniformity of the response of the cells within a layer was estimated to be about ±2% . Second, the average response of different layers is found to be not inter-calibrated, considering the sources of error. The largest difference between the responses of two layers is ±4% . Finally, the differences between the energy scales of each layer obtained in this analysis and the value set at test beams using electrons was found to range between -3% and +1%. The sources of uncertainties in the response measurements are strongly correlated, including the uncertainty in the simulation. The tot...

  12. Calibration of the ATLAS hadronic barrel calorimeter TileCal using 2008, 2009 and 2010 cosmic rays data

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    Weng, Z; The ATLAS collaboration

    2011-01-01

    The ATLAS iron-scintillator hadronic calorimeter (TileCal) provides precision measurements of jets and missing transverse energy produced in the LHC proton-proton collisions. Results assessing the calorimeter calibration obtained using cosmic ray muons collected in 2008, 2009 and 2010 are presented. The analysis was based on the comparison between experimental and simulated data, and addresses three issues. First the average non-uniformity of the response of the cells within a layer was estimated to be about ±2%. Second, the average response of different layers is found to be not inter-calibrated, considering the sources of error. The largest difference between the responses of two layers is 4%. Finally, the differences between the energy scales of each layer obtained in this analysis and the value set at test beams using electrons was found to range between -3% and +1%. The sources of uncertainties in the response measurements are strongly correlated, and include the uncertainty in the simulation of the muo...

  13. Calibration of the ATLAS hadronic barrel calorimeter TileCal using 2008, 2009 and 2010 cosmic rays data

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    2011-01-01

    Cosmic rays collected in 2008, 2009 and 2010 have been used in the ATLAS experiment to test the calibration of the hadronic barrel calorimeter TileCal. Stable results were obtained for the three periods. The analysis was based on the comparison between experimental and simulated data, and addresses three issues. First, the average non uniformity of the response of the cells within a layer was estimated to be about 2%. Second, the average response of different layers is found to be not intercalibrated, considering the sources of error. The largest difference between the responses of two layers is 4%. Finally, the differences between the energy scales of each layer obtained in this analysis and the value set at test beams using electrons was found to range between -2% and +2%. The sources of uncertainties in the response measurements are strongly correlated and include the uncertainty in the simulation of the muon response. The overall uncertainty in the energy scale is estimated to be 3%.

  14. Return to cyclical activity in ewes with energy and protein restriction during lactation period Retorno a atividade cíclica em ovelhas deslanadas submetidas à restrição calórica ou protéica durante o período de lactação

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    Eleonora Araújo Barbosa

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Inadequate ingestion of nutrients in quality and quantities is common cause of infertility in ewe and mechanisms involved between nutrition and reproduction is changeable. The aim of this work was to evaluate the energy or protein restriction during lactation in ewe on return of reproductive cyclic activity. Twenty one females in post-partum was divided randomly in 3 treatments: control treatment (CT, diet supply the requirements for maintenance and lactation, caloric restriction (CRT, supplied ½ of the diet of the CT, protein restriction (PRT, supplied 1/3 of the protein of the CT. Trans-rectal ultrasound was performed to ovary evaluation weekly and the body weight were measured biweekly. Effect of treatment on number (P<0.0001 and diameter (P<0.0001 of follicle was observed. PRT (3.32 ± 1.79; 1.45 ± 0.15 was lesser CRT (4.12 ± 1.98 ; 1.55 ± 0.09 and CT (4.94±2.01; 3.32 ± 0.22. Interaction between treatment and week in follicles lesser or equal 3 mm (P=0,0007 and greater of 3 mm (P<0,0001 added the presence of corpus luteum (P=0.0319 in the CT demonstrated effect of energy or protein restriction in the cyclic pattens of nursing sheep. On the basis of the results conclude that the nutritional restriction affects the return of the cyclical activity in the post-partum of sheep.A ingestão inadequada de nutrientes em qualidade e quantidade influencia a fertilidade das ovelhas, sendo variados os mecanismos envolvidos na inter-relação nutrição e reprodução. Objetivou-se avaliar os efeitos da restrição calórica ou protéica em ovelhas, durante a fase de lactação, sobre o desenvolvimento folicular e retorno à atividade cíclica pós-parto. Foram utilizadas 21 ovelhas SRD, recém-paridas, divididas aleatoriamente em três tratamentos: tratamento controle (TC - dieta que atendia aos requerimentos de mantença e lactação, restrição calórica (TRC - fornecia 1/2 da dieta do TC, restrição protéica (TRP - fornecia 1/3 da prote

  15. "Embaixada a Calígula". Agustina Bessa-Luis e uma memória de Fílon de Alexandria

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    Faia, T. (Tatiana)

    2010-01-01

    Este artículo estudia la relación entre Embaixada a Calígula, de Agustina Bessa-Luís, y la Legatio ad Gaium, de Filón de Alejandría. La comparación parte de la analogía que Agustina establece entre los acontecimientos relatados en Legatio ad Gaium y las vicisitudes de su viaje por Europa. El texto se centra en la manera en que el ethos de Calígula (¿histórico?) es tratado por Agustina y por Filón de Alejandría y las cuestiones éticas que esto suscita. Esta comunicación fue redactada para una...

  16. HypCal, a general-purpose computer program for the determination of standard reaction enthalpy and binding constant values by means of calorimetry.

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    Arena, Giuseppe; Gans, Peter; Sgarlata, Carmelo

    2016-09-01

    The program HypCal has been developed to provide a means for the simultaneous determination, from data obtained by isothermal titration calorimetry, of both standard enthalpy of reaction and binding constant values. The chemical system is defined in terms of species of given stoichiometry rather than in terms of binding models (e.g., independent or cooperative). The program does not impose any limits on the complexity of the chemical systems that can be treated, including competing ligand systems. Many titration curves may be treated simultaneously. HypCal can also be used as a simulation program when designing experiments. The use of the program is illustrated with data obtained with nicotinic acid (niacin, pyridine-3 carboxylic acid). Preliminary experiments were used to establish the rather different titration conditions for the two sets of titration curves that are needed to determine the parameters for protonation of the carboxylate and amine groups.

  17. Sobre la verdad en periodismo

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    Julio Estremadoyro Alegre

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Cuando un periodista informa sobre un desastre natural, con granpérdida de vidas, las autoridades y las fuentes de primera manodan cifras que son difundidas como verdades del suceso. Sinembargo, y la experiencia lo confirma, al día siguiente la cifraspueden haber cambiado y, por lo tanto, la verdad informativa esotra. Y así, sucesivamente, cada día habrá novedades y nuevas cifras verdaderas.

  18. 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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    Lebamba, J.; Vincens, A.; Maley, J.

    2010-12-01

    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.

  19. 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.

  20. Climate warming and vegetation response after Heinrich event 1 (16 700–16 000 cal yr BP in Europe south of the Alps

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    W. Tinner

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Chironomids preserved in a sediment core from Lago di Origlio (416 m a.s.l., a lake in the foreland of the Southern Swiss Alps, allowed quantitative reconstruction of Late Glacial and Early Holocene summer temperatures using a combined Swiss–Norwegian temperature inference model based on chironomid assemblages from 274 lakes. We reconstruct July air temperatures of ca. 10 °C between 17 300 and 16 000 cal yr BP, a rather abrupt warming to ca. 12.0 °C at ca. 16 500–16 000 cal yr BP, and a strong temperature increase at the transition to the Bølling/Allerød interstadial with average temperatures of about 14 °C. During the Younger Dryas and earliest Holocene similar temperatures are reconstructed as for the interstadial. The rather abrupt warming at 16 500–16 000 cal yr BP is consistent with sea-surface temperature as well as speleothem records, which indicate a warming after the end of Heinrich event 1 (sensu stricto and before the Bølling/Allerød interstadial in southern Europe and the Mediterranean Sea. Pollen records from Origlio and other sites in southern Switzerland and northern Italy indicate an early reforestation of the lowlands 2000–1500 yr prior to the large-scale afforestation of Central Europe at the onset of the Bølling/Allerød period at ca. 14 700–14 600 cal yr BP. Our results suggest that these early afforestation processes in the formerly glaciated areas of northern Italy and southern Switzerland have been promoted by increasing temperatures.

  1. 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

    2011-04-01

    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

  2. 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.

  3. Avaliação funcional do sistema vestibular de cobaias intoxicadas agudamente por organofosforado por meio da prova calórica

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    Lícia Assunção Cogo

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO:avaliar o funcionamento do sistema vestibular de cobaias expostas ao organofosforado clorpirifós, de forma aguda, por meio da prova calórica da eletronistagmografia.MÉTODOS:a pesquisa do tipo experimental realizou a eletronistagmografia de cobaias expostas a organofosforado durante 10 dias consecutivos, nas doses 0,5mg/kg/dia e 1,0mg/kg/dia por via intraperitoneal e comparadas com grupo controle que recebeu administração de água destilada. Foi realizada prova calórica gelada (10ºC e comparadas as variáveis frequência de aparecimento de nistagmos em 10 segundos (u/s e velocidade angular da componente lenta (º/s.RESULTADOS:os resultados não demonstraram diferença estatisticamente significante na comparação das variáveis entre os grupos.CONCLUSÃO:conclui-se que nas doses testadas o agrotóxico organofosforado clorpirifós não causou danos funcionais detectáveis na prova calórica.

  4. In Vitro Effect of the Synthetic cal14.1a Conotoxin, Derived from Conus californicus, on the Human Parasite Toxoplasma gondii

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    Marco A. De León-Nava

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available 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.

  5. Modeling of Trans-boundary Transport of Air Pollutants in the California-Mexico Border Region during Cal-Mex 2010

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    Bei, N.; Zavala, M. A.; Lei, W.; Li, G.; Molina, L. T.

    2010-12-01

    The US and Mexico share a common air basin along the ~200 km border between California and Baja California. The economical activities in this region are heavily influenced by the international trade and commerce between Mexico and the US that mainly occurs through the borders of the sister cities of San Diego-Tijuana and Calexico-Mexicali. The diversity and differences in the characteristics of emissions sources of air pollutants in the California-Mexico border region make this an important area for the study of the chemistry and trans-boundary transport of air pollutants. During May-June of 2010, the Cal-Mex 2010 field campaign included a series of measurements aimed at characterizing the emissions from major sources in the California-Mexico border region and assessing the possible impacts of these emissions on local and regional air quality. In this work we will present the results of the use of the Comprehensive Air quality model with extensions (CAMx) in a modeling domain that includes the sister cities of San Diego-Tijuana and Calexico-Mexicali for studying events of trans-boundary transport of air pollutants during Cal-Mex 2010. The measurements obtained during the Cal-Mex 2010 field campaign are used in the evaluation of the model performance and in the design of air quality improvement policies in the California-Mexico border region.

  6. Mental health need and substance abuse problem risk: acculturation among Latinas as a protective factor among CalWORKs applicants and recipients.

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    Campos, Michael D; Podus, Deborah; Anglin, M Douglas; Warda, Umme

    2008-01-01

    Recipients of welfare benefits have elevated rates of mental health and substance-related problems relative to the general public; however, low acculturation among Latinos may be a protective factor for both conditions. Lower acculturation among Latinos is associated with lower levels of mental health and substance-related problems relative to highly acculturated individuals. To our knowledge, there are few published studies examining the potential protective effects of low acculturation, defined herein as Spanish language preference, among Latina participants in welfare programs. Screening and treatment of mental health and substance-related problems in this population are important because work requirements for benefits receipt have been implemented and mental health or substance-related problems may be barriers to meeting these requirements. This analysis assesses the prevalence of mental health and substance-related problems among female participants in California's response to 1990s federal welfare reform legislation--the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs). Although mental health needs may be similar among CalWORKs recipients regardless of acculturation, substance-related problems may be less frequent among Spanish-speaking Latinas participating in the CalWORKs program. Low acculturation was not a significant predictor of mental health need but had a protective effect with regard to substance-problem risk after controlling for several other substance-problem risk variables.

  7. 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.

  8. Le Musée du bagne en Nouvelle-Calédonie et ses constructions identitaires

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    Full Text Available In the South Pacific, New Caledonia and Australia were penal colonies during the 19th century. Analysing the discourse surrouding two museums based on these convict periods (Hyde Park Barracks in Sydney and the project for a museum in Noumea, will shed light on the difficulties of facing this violent past. Even if these two countries and their histories are different, they have a common aim to accept this part of their genealogies. After having been taboo, having criminal ancestors is now a pride; exile is no more seen as an expulsion from the English or French motherland, but has become a pioneer adventure. Suppressing some aspects of this colonisation and downplaying the participation or the interactions of convicts or bagnards with other communities helps to build this memory. We must also keep in mind that museums have a political role. In New Caledonia, it is obvious that the self-determination process between 2014 and 2018 has influenced the project of the museum in Nouville: having a convict in the family will prove your belonging to the land and could justify voting rights for the 2018 referendum. These museums accordingly do not only deal with history, but influence the future. Au XIXème siècle, la Nouvelle-Calédonie et l'Australie étaient des colonies pénitentiaires dans le Pacifique Sud. L’analyse du discours muséal des deux musées (Hyde Park Barracks à Sydney et le projet pour un musée du bagne à Nouméa se base sur la période pénitentiaire pour mettre en lumière les difficultés que l’on peut avoir à affronter son passé de violence. Même si ces deux pays ont une histoire différente, le but commun est d'accepter cette partie de leur généalogie. Après avoir été tabou, avoir des ancêtres criminels est maintenant une source de fierté; l'exil n'est plus considéré comme une expulsion de la patrie britannique ou française, mais plutôt comme une aventure de pionniers. Ceci entraîne un déni d'autres aspects

  9. 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

    2011-01-05

    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. Copyright © 2010. Published by Elsevier Inc.

  10. Submicron organic aerosol in Tijuana, Mexico, from local and Southern California sources during the CalMex campaign

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    Takahama, S.; Johnson, A.; Guzman Morales, J.; Russell, L. M.; Duran, R.; Rodriguez, G.; Zheng, J.; Zhang, R.; Toom-Sauntry, D.; Leaitch, W. R.

    2013-05-01

    The CalMex campaign was conducted from May 15 to June 30 of 2010 to study the properties and sources of air pollution in Tijuana, Mexico. In this study, submicron organic aerosol mass (OM) composition measured by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), Aerosol Chemical Speciation Monitor (ACSM), and X-ray spectromicroscopy are combined with statistical analysis and measurements of other atmospheric constituents. The average (±one standard deviation) OM concentration was 3.3 ± 1.7 μg m-3. A large source of submicron aerosol mass at this location was determined to be vehicular sources, which contributed approximately 40% to the submicron OM; largely during weekday mornings. The O/C ratio estimated from ACSM measurements was 0.64 ± 0.19; diurnal variations in this value and the more oxygenated fraction of OM as determined from Positive Matrix Factorization and classification analyses suggest the high degree of oxygenation originates from aged OM, rather than locally-produced secondary organic aerosol. A large contribution of this oxygenated aerosol to Tijuana from various source classes was observed; some fraction of this aerosol mass may be associated with non-refractory components, such as dust or BC. Backtrajectory simulations using the HYSPLIT model suggest that the mean wind vector consistently originated from the northwest region, over the Pacific Ocean and near the Southern California coast, which suggests that the origin of much of the oxygenated organic aerosol observed in Tijuana (as much as 60% of OM) may have been the Southern California Air Basin. The marine aerosol contribution to OM during the period was on average 23 ± 24%, though its contribution varied over synoptic rather than diurnal timescales. BB aerosol contributed 20 ± 20% of the OM during the campaign period, with notable BB events occurring during several weekend evenings.

  11. Shallow Subsurface Resistivity Profiles Across the San Jose Fault As It Transects the Cal Poly Pomona Campus

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    Chantrapornlert, K. J.; Polet, J.; Colin, H.

    2015-12-01

    The San Jose fault is a left-lateral strike-slip fault located in the San Gabriel Valley in Southern California. The 1988 (M4.6) and 1990 (M5.2) Upland earthquakes have been attributed to this fault and it has been suggested that it is capable of producing a magnitude M6.0-6.5 earthquake. Sections of the fault are considered to run through the campus of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona as inferred from a 2001 geotechnical engineering report (Geocon, 2001). As it cuts across the campus, the geotechnical engineering report concluded that it has a reverse component of motion. Ascertaining the precise location of the San Jose fault traces on campus is crucial as the university plans its future buildings. Resistivity surveys were conducted across several suggested traces of the fault. The surveys consisted of 24 electrodes in a Wenner electrode configuration with an electrode spacing that varies between 1-5m. An IRIS Instruments Syscal KID switcher unit provided the power source and data recording hardware. The data was processed using IRIS Prosys II software suite before using Geotomo's Res2Dinv software to obtain 2D images of subsurface resistivity for these profiles. A total of 23 surveys were conducted throughout the campus. Surveys were performed before and after rainfall to compensate for the variation of water content and its effect on resistivity. Preliminary results indicate shallow, north-dipping contrasts in resistivity across many of the areas where the fault was previously identified in the Geocon 2001 report. More data will be analyzed to present an enhanced understanding of the San Jose fault in the vicinity of the Cal Poly Pomona campus at AGU.

  12. Acquired cisplatin resistance in the head–neck cancer cell line Cal27 is associated with decreased DKK1 expression and can partially be reversed by overexpression of DKK1

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    Gosepath, Eva M; Eckstein, Niels; Hamacher, Alexandra; Servan, Kati; von Jonquieres, Georg; Lage, Hermann; Györffy, Balazs; Royer, Hans D; Kassack, Matthias U

    2008-01-01

    .... Thus, the purpose of this study was to search for further genes involved in cisplatin resistance by differential gene expression analysis of the parental tongue cancer cell line Cal27 and its 10...

  13. 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.

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    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)

  14. CliniCal

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    Dec 1, 2009 ... ARV drug, BSA dose range, at time of starting ART) formulations assessed. Under-dosing (% of children) Over-dosing (% of children). AZT. 180 - 240 mg/m2. Oral solution (10 mg/ml). 2. 0.5. Capsules (100 mg). 8.5. 19. ddI. 90 - 120 mg/m2. Tablets (25, 50, 100 mg, chewable or dispersable in water). 0. 87.

  15. Case Studies in CAL!

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    Rogers, David F., Ed.; Smith, P. R., Ed.

    1984-01-01

    Ten papers focus on applications in specific curriculum areas, modelling and simulation, and computer managed learning. Projects described include voice support for the visually handicapped, distance education, and industrial training, as well as teaching applied mathematics, several facets of engineering, zoology, and, with videodisc, observation…

  16. CalA, a Cyanobacterial AbrB Protein, Interacts with the Upstream Region of hypC and Acts as a Repressor of Its Transcription in the Cyanobacterium Nostoc sp. Strain PCC 7120▿ †

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    Agervald, Åsa; Zhang, Xiaohui; Stensjö, Karin; Devine, Ellenor; Lindblad, Peter

    2010-01-01

    The filamentous, heterocystous, nitrogen-fixing cyanobacterium Nostoc sp. strain PCC 7120 may contain, depending on growth conditions, up to two hydrogenases directly involved in hydrogen metabolism. HypC is one out of at least seven auxiliary gene products required for synthesis of a functional hydrogenase, specifically involved in the maturation of the large subunit. In this study we present a protein, CalA (Alr0946 in the genome), belonging to the transcription regulator family AbrB, which in protein-DNA assays was found to interact with the upstream region of hypC. Transcriptional investigations showed that calA is cotranscribed with the downstream gene alr0947, which encodes a putative protease from the abortive infection superfamily, Abi. CalA was shown to interact specifically not only with the upstream region of hypC but also with its own upstream region, acting as a repressor on hypC. The bidirectional hydrogenase activity was significantly downregulated when CalA was overexpressed, demonstrating a correlation with the transcription factor, either direct or indirect. In silico studies showed that homologues to both CalA and Alr0947 are highly conserved proteins within cyanobacteria with very similar physical organizations of the corresponding structural genes. Possible functions of the cotranscribed downstream protein Alr0947 are presented. In addition, we present a three-dimensional (3D) model of the DNA binding domain of CalA and putative DNA binding mechanisms are discussed. PMID:20023111

  17. Un nuevo libro sobre Agualongo

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    Guillermo Payán Archer

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    Full Text Available Tengo que confesar que no obstante mi condición de nariñense era muy poco lo que sabía del famoso Agualongo, el guerrillero pastuso que les dio tantos dolores de cabeza a las fuerzas patriotas, sobre todo, después de la batalla de Bomboná. Por eso, porque la oportunidad era calva para saciar mi curiosidad, me leí de un tirón el libro que con el título "Banderas solitarias -ida de Agualongo" y bajo el patrocinio del Banco de la República acaba de publicar Alberto Montezuma Hurtado.

  18. Algunas consideraciones sobre la incertidumbre

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    Gigante, Vanina Lorena

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    La incertidumbre como parte integrante del mundo de los negocios se mantiene estable en lo que hace a sus definiciones teóricas pero ha sufrido profundos cambios en lo vinculado con las prácticas de las organizaciones para sobrevivir en un mundo cada vez más complejo y dinámico. Se hace una reflexión sobre estos cambios, los abordajes teóricos propuestos y las problemáticas que enfrenta el gestor de las organizaciones en el nuevo contexto. Por último se señalan las ventajas inherentes a la nu...

  19. Sobre los mitos de freud

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    Leonardo Drivet

    2010-01-01

    Los mitos ocupan un puesto privilegiado en el pensamiento freudiano: los mitos que Freud analiza, de los que hace uso y los que inventa. Este trabajo se propone reflexionar acerca de la presencia de los mitos en la obra de Sigmund Freud con el triple objeto de: a) contribuir a la comprensión y justa valoración del mito, b) señalar su relevancia para (y en) el psicoanálisis y c) extraer las consecuencias que se desprenden de las reflexiones freudianas sobre ...

  20. Sobre el Kelsen de Ferrajoli

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    Ruiz Manero, Juan

    2015-01-01

    El objeto de este trabajo es el de dar cuenta de las críticas a Kelsen contenidas en el último libro, todavía inédito, de Luigi Ferrajoli, Diritto e lógica. Dieci aporie nell'opera di Hans Kelsen, y formular algunas críticas a las tesis sostenidas en él por el propio Ferrajoli. Entre las críticas que el autor considera que cabe dirigir a este respecto a Ferrajoli, las principales afectan al carácter exclusivamente interno de la mirada ferrajoliana sobre el derecho, al carácter siempre opinabl...

  1. Modelos ambientales sobre la vejez

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    Izal, María; Fernández-Ballesteros, Rocío

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    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.

  2. SOBRE O POLÍTICO

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    Vares, Sidnei Ferreira de

    2016-01-01

    Resenha do livro: MOUFFE, Chantal. Sobre o Político. 1. ed. Tradução de Fernando Santos. São Paulo: Martins Fontes, 2015. 135p.Chantal Mouffe, nascida em 1947, em Charleroi, é uma cientista política belga quase desconhecida do público brasileiro. Pesquisadora experiente, tendo atuado em diversas universidades da na Europa, América do Norte e América Latina, desenvolvendo pesquisas na área da teoria política e dedicando-se, especialmente, ao tema democracia. Atualmente é professora de Teoria P...

  3. Sobre el concepto de juego

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN: Existe una amplia bibliografía sobre el juego. La actividad ludrica ha sido estudiada desde todos los campos posibles: pedagógico, sociológico, histórico, etc. Multitud de autores han publicado teorías sobre los beneficios, valores, etc., del juego; pero casi todos lo han hecho con una óptica utilitarista, ¡nada más lejano de la esencia misma del juego! Este ensayo pretende ser una aproximación a las raíces de la actividad más connatural del ser humano, un acercamiento al concepto del juego.ABSTRACT: There is extensive bibliography on the subject of play. The ludic activity has been studied from all possible fields: pedagogical, sociological, historical, etc. Many authors have published theories on the advantages and value of play; almost all of them, however, have been elaborated from a utlitarian perspective; nothing could be more remote from the very essence of play. The aim of this essay is to approach the roots of the most innate activity of the human being, to approach the concept of play.

  4. Abrupt Climate Change Around 850 Cal Bc From Central Africa To Northern Europe and The Role of Solar Uv

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    van Geel, B.; Renssen, H.; van der Plicht, J.

    Changing solar activity is a possible factor behind rapid climate shifts. Matching of high resolution sequences of uncalibrated 14C dates of organic deposits to the dendro- calibration curve can provide a precise core chronology. This method (14C wiggle matching) reveals relationships between atmospheric 14C variations and short-term climatic fluctuations caused by solar variations. Shifts to cool and wet climate types in the temperate zones correspond to phases of increasing and high values of delta 14C, pointing to a link between changing solar activity and climate change. In the temperate zones the transition from the Subboreal to the Subatlantic (ca 850 calendar years BC) represents a sudden and strong shift from a relatively dry and warm climate to a humid and cool episode. The climate shift is reflected in the plant macrofossil composition of NW European raised bogs, but there is also strong archaeological and dendroclimatological evidence. The climate shift occurs at the start of a sharp rise of the atmospheric 14C content, caused by a sudden decline of solar activity. Reduced solar wind permitted more cosmic rays to penetrate into the atmosphere, resulting in a higher production of the cosmogenic isotope 14C. In Cameroon and other sites in the Central African rain forest belt there was a drastic change in the vegetation cover as a consequence dryness after ca 850 cal BC. Shortly afterwards farmers migrated into the area, availing themselves of what was from the human standpoint a regional climatic improvement. A possible palaeoclimatological explanation for the dry-wet transition in the temperate zones, and the contemporaneous wet-dry transition in the tropics is the following: A reduction in solar activity (less solar UV) resulted in a decrease of stratospheric ozone, less absorption of warmth, an equatorward shift and intensification of the mid-latitude storm tracks, a constriction of the latitudinal extent of the Hadley Cell circulation and thus a weaker

  5. SMOS Cal/Val activities over Valencia Anchor Station: interest of using the PERSIANN database into hydrological applications

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    Juglea, S.; Kerr, Y. H.; Mialon, A.; Lopez-Baeza, E.; Braithwaite, D.; Hsu, K.

    2010-05-01

    The primary goal of SMOS (Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity) mission is to deliver global fields of sea surface salinity and surface soil moisture using L-band (1.4 GHz) radiometry. Within the context of the preparation for this mission over land, the Valencia Anchor Station (VAS) experimental site, in Spain, was selected to be one of the main test sites in Europe for the SMOS Calibration/Validation (Cal/Val) activities. This study presents the interest of using the PERSIANN database into hydrological applications with the goal of having access to the spatial and temporal distribution of precipitation over a significant area (typically here an area equivalent to a SMOS pixel). The PERSIANN database is an automated system for Precipitation Estimation from Remotely Sensed Information using Artificial Neural Networks. The advantage of using satellite rainfall estimates as well as the influence that the precipitation events can induce on the modelling of the water content in the soil is presented here. In this framework, a Soil Vegetation Atmosphere Transfer (SVAT) model - ISBA (Interactions between Soil Biosphere Atmosphere) was used. At SMOS pixel scale (50x50 km²) soil moisture variability is mostly driven by atmospheric forcing effects, thus mainly being influenced by climatic conditions at large scale and precipitation. Having an accurate estimation of the amount and temporal/spatial distribution of precipitation is a critical issue so as to have a faithful representation of the soil moisture distribution. Valencia Anchor Station is characterized by an extensive set of measurements at different levels in the atmosphere and in the soil. Over the 50x50 km² area 22 meteorological stations, 4 fully equipped and 18 rain gauges, are randomly and not uniformly distributed. The SVAT model was driven by the spatialized (IDW) in situ atmospheric forcing so as to achieve a homogeneous sampling of the soil moisture over the entire VAS area. The PERSIANN database used is at a

  6. Violência sobre Idosos: Um Olhar sobre a Atualidade

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    Fonseca,Ana; Lopes, M. J.; Marques, Maria do Céu; Pinheiro, Felícia Tavares; Gemito, Maria Laurência

    2012-01-01

    A violência sobre os idosos tem vindo, cada vez mais, a assumir uma enorme centralidade no debate público. As Nações Unidas definem violência como “o uso intencional da força física ou poder, ameaça ou real, contra si próprio, outra pessoa, ou contra um grupo ou comunidade, que resulte ou tenha uma alta probabilidade de resultar em lesão, morte, dano psicológico, mau desenvolvimento ou privação” (WHO, 1996). Por sua vez a Declaração de Toronto, subscrita pelos países membros da ONU em 2002, d...

  7. Modeling the formation and aging of secondary organic aerosols in Los Angeles during CalNex 2010

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    Hayes, P. L.; Carlton, A. G.; Baker, K. R.; Ahmadov, R.; Washenfelder, R. A.; Alvarez, S.; Rappengluck, B.; Gilman, J. B.; Kuster, W. C.; de Gouw, J. A.; Zotter, P.; Prevot, A. S. H.; Szidat, S.; Kleindienst, T. E.; Offenberg, J. H.; Ma, P. K.; Jimenez, J. L.

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    Four different literature parameterizations for the formation and evolution of urban secondary organic aerosol (SOA) frequently used in 3-D models are evaluated using a 0-D box model representing the Los Angeles metropolitan region during the California Research at the Nexus of Air Quality and Climate Change (CalNex) 2010 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 that 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. The results from the three parameterizations show large differences (e.g., a factor of 3 in SOA mass) and are not well constrained, underscoring the current uncertainties in this area. Our results strongly suggest that other precursors besides VOCs, such as P-S/IVOCs, are needed to explain the observed

  8. 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

  9. Post-glacial flooding of the Bering Land Bridge dated to 11 cal ka BP based on new geophysical and sediment records

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    Jakobsson, Martin; Pearce, Christof; Cronin, Thomas M.; Backman, Jan; Anderson, Leif G.; Barrientos, Natalia; Björk, Göran; Coxall, Helen; de Boer, Agatha; Mayer, Larry A.; Mörth, Carl-Magnus; Nilsson, Johan; Rattray, Jayne E.; Stranne, Christian; Semiletov, Igor; O'Regan, Matt

    2017-08-01

    The Bering Strait connects the Arctic and Pacific oceans and separates the North American and Asian landmasses. The presently shallow ( ˜ 53 m) strait was exposed during the sea level lowstand of the last glacial period, which permitted human migration across a land bridge today referred to as the Bering Land Bridge. Proxy studies (stable isotope composition of foraminifera, whale migration into the Arctic Ocean, mollusc and insect fossils and paleobotanical data) have suggested a range of ages for the Bering Strait reopening, mainly falling within the Younger Dryas stadial (12.9-11.7 cal ka BP). Here we provide new information on the deglacial and post-glacial evolution of the Arctic-Pacific connection through the Bering Strait based on analyses of geological and geophysical data from Herald Canyon, located north of the Bering Strait on the Chukchi Sea shelf region in the western Arctic Ocean. Our results suggest an initial opening at about 11 cal ka BP in the earliest Holocene, which is later than in several previous studies. Our key evidence is based on a well-dated core from Herald Canyon, in which a shift from a near-shore environment to a Pacific-influenced open marine setting at around 11 cal ka BP is observed. The shift corresponds to meltwater pulse 1b (MWP1b) and is interpreted to signify relatively rapid breaching of the Bering Strait and the submergence of the large Bering Land Bridge. Although the precise rates of sea level rise cannot be quantified, our new results suggest that the late deglacial sea level rise was rapid and occurred after the end of the Younger Dryas stadial.

  10. 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

  11. Argamassas de cal hidráulica natural com incorporação de resíduos de mosaico de barro vermelho

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    Dissertação de Mestrado Integrado em Engenharia Civil apresentada à Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra Os revestimentos exteriores conferem a proteção do suporte, formando uma barreira às ações externas. Assim, devem possuir características fundamentais para um bom desempenho, com propriedades mecânicas e higrotérmicas adequadas. Na antiguidade, a incorporação de resíduos cerâmicos de barro vermelho em argamassas de cal teve como objetivo a melhoria d...

  12. Desarrollo de dulce de leche (Arequipe) de bajo contenido calórico con utilización de sucralosa y polidextrosa

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    Gutiérrez Buitrago, Ana Marcela

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    El objetivo de este trabajo fue desarrollar un dulce de leche (arequipe) de bajo contenido calórico, como una alternativa para aquellas personas que quieran o necesiten controlar el consumo de azúcar. Para su desarrollo se reemplazó la sacarosa del arequipe tradicional con sucralosa y se emplearon concentraciones de polidextrosa del 9 y 13% para lograr la apariencia y textura características de este producto, así mismo se utilizó leche semidescremada y leche entera. Los resultados evidenciaro...

  13. Estratégias das empresas do setor calçadista diante do novo ambiente competitivo: análise de três casos

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    Francischini, Andresa Silva Neto; Azevedo, Paulo Furquim

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    O ambiente competitivo dos anos 90, marcado pelo processo de abertura comercial, pela adoção da Constituição de 1988, pela sobrevalorização cambial e pelas mudanças nos padrões de concorrência internacional, afetou de maneira diferenciada os setores industriais brasileiros. Este estudo avalia as estratégias tecnológicas, de localização e reorganizadoras adotadas por três empresas calçadistas diante desse novo ambiente competitivo da década de 1990. Esse conjunto de estratégias é avaliado segu...

  14. 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

  15. Descripción de las fases de carbonato cálcico en la superficie de enlucidos de cal en pasta pintados al fresco

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    Pocostales Plaza, Luciana

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    La técnica al fresco, ejecutada con cal en pasta como material conglomerante, ha sido utilizada desde hace miles de años. No obstante, los procesos físico-químicos y cristalográficos que hacen posible la pintura al fresco han sido descritos de manera generalista como parte del proceso de carbonatación del propio enlucido. Al aproximarse a la técnica desde el punto de vista del pintor-estucador, se observa que la evolución del film superficial del fresco durante las horas del periodo de ejecuc...

  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

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    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. 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.

  18. As monografias sobre plantas medicinais

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    Valdir F. Veiga Junior

    Full Text Available As monografias sobre plantas medicinais ou drogas vegetais contêm informações para atender não somente aos órgãos de regulamentação, mas também às empresas industriais farmacêuticas e farmácias, e mesmo ao público consumidor. Este artigo revê as monografias da Comissão E, do American Botanical Council, ESCOP, PDR e da Organização Mundial de Saúde em suas origens, objetivos e formatos. Duas publicações recentemente organizadas pela FIOCRUZ do Rio de Janeiro e as contribuições da Farmacopéia Brasileira também são avaliadas.

  19. Historicismo: notas sobre um paradigma

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    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

  20. Puente sobre el rio Lay

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    Editorial, Equipo

    1959-11-01

    Full Text Available El puente sobre el río Lay, salva el río formando un ángulo de 69° con la dirección de éste. Situado en el término municipal de la Reorthe (Francia, sus características principales se concentran en sus tres vigas pretensadas, de 30 m de longitud, prefabricadas, siguiendo los procedimientos Preyssinet, proyectadas por la Société Technique pour l'Utilisation de la Précontrainte, que también se encargó de la redacción del proyecto general de ejecución, cuya realización se encomendó a la empresa constructora Dodin, y de los métodos empleados para la colocación de las vigas en obra.

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. Puente sobre el rio Medway

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    Freeman, Fox, Ingenieros

    1963-02-01

    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

  5. Redução do impacto ambiental: uma abordagem no setor de modelagem em uma empresa calçadista

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    carlos Augusto Nascimento

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    Full Text Available Este artigo apresenta os resultados de uma pesquisa quali-quantitativa de caráter exploratório e de natureza aplicada, realizada no setor de modelagem de uma empresa calçadista, com a finalidade de implantar um novo fluxo processual para gestão de resíduos e de materiais sobressalentes. Para a elaboração do projeto empregou-se metodologia DMAIC, ferramentas da qualidade, ecodesign e a ferramenta 3Rs, visando à redução da variação do processo de maneira a incorporar ações sustentáveis, que permitam a diminuição do custo industrial. Como resultado, obteve-se a redução de passivo ambiental do estoque em processo, da baixa eficiência produtiva, das perdas energéticas e maior desempenho econômico-financeiro, por meio da fabricação de calçados, com o uso de resíduos e materiais sobressalentes e de novo material reciclável para a utilização em gabaritos produtivos.

  6. The beginning of metallurgy in the southern Levant: a late 6th millennium CalBC copper awl from Tel Tsaf, Israel.

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    Garfinkel, Yosef; Klimscha, Florian; Shalev, Sariel; Rosenberg, Danny

    2014-01-01

    The beginning of metallurgy in the ancient Near East attracts much attention. The southern Levant, with the rich assemblage of copper artifacts from the Nahal Mishmar cave and the unique gold rings of the Nahal Qanah cave, is regarded as a main center of early metallurgy during the second half of the 5th millennium CalBC. However, a recently discovered copper awl from a Middle Chalcolithic burial at Tel Tsaf, Jordan Valley, Israel, suggests that cast metal technology was introduced to the region as early as the late 6th millennium CalBC. This paper examines the chemical composition of this item and reviews its context. The results indicate that it was exported from a distant source, probably in the Caucasus, and that the location where it was found is indicative of the social status of the buried individual. This rare finding indicates that metallurgy was first diffused [corrected] to the southern Levant through exchange networks and only centuries later involved local productionThis copper awl, the earliest metal artifact found in the southern Levant, indicates that the elaborate Late Chalcolithic metallurgy developed from a more ancient tradition.

  7. Metallurgical production from North-east of the Iberian Peninsula during III millennium cal. BC: the Bauma del Serrat del Pont (Tortellá, Girona workshop

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    Alcalde, Gabriel

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    Full Text Available We examine the third millennium cal. BC levels from the small rockshelter of Bauma del Serrat del Pont. The site was settled by a small group, building a perishable structure except in the II. 5 level. Some evidence suggests a seasonal occupation of the site. Multidisciplinary research shows a broad spectrum of local resources involved in the dairy life of this people, including those related to metallurgical activity. We find very old tin alloys, plain or bell beaker decorated pot-furnaces (used to smelt copper ores and clay tuyeres.

    Se presentan los resultados de la excavación en los niveles del III milenio cal. AC del pequeño abrigo rocoso de la Bauma del Serrat del Pont. El yacimiento fue ocupado por un grupo pequeño que organizó el espacio interno con una estructura de material perecedero, excepto en el nivel II.5. Algunos datos indican que las ocupaciones pudieron tener un carácter estacional. Los estudios multidisciplinares reconstruyen un aprovechamiento diversificado de recursos locales, entre los que se integran los dedicados a las tareas metalúrgicas. Se documentan aleaciones intencionadas de bronce de gran antigüedad, el empleo de vasijas horno con o sin decoración campaniforme, y toberas de arcilla.

  8. Gerenciando equipes de design interna e externa no processo de desenvolvimento de produtos: caso de duas empresas calçadistas do sul do Brasil.

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    Andréa Capra

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Esse artigo trata da inserção do design no processo de desenvolvimento de produtos em duas empresas da indústria calçadista da região do Vale do Paranhana, no Rio Grande do Sul. Essas empresas podem trabalhar com diferentes tipos de equipes, interna, externa ou mista e, entender as vantagens e desvantagens de cada tipo de equipe é fundamental ao determinar a melhor opção para a empresa. Porém, pouco tem-se estudado buscando essa relação entre equipes de design e desenvolvimento de produtos. Nesse sentido, o objetivo do estudo foi analisar o gerenciamento de equipes de design, interna e externa, no processo de desenvolvimento de produtos de empresas da indústria calçadista. Para isso, um estudo de caso foi realizado através da análise do caso de uma empresa que trabalhava com os dois tipos de equipes. Com a realização desta pesquisa, foi possível estudar a forma de atuação e gerenciamento das equipes interna e externa de design no processo de desenvolvimento de produtos. Os resultados indicam que diferenças nas formas de atuação e gerenciamento de cada equipe estão relacionados com a autonomia decisória conferida para equipe no início do desenvolvimento de novos projetos.

  9. The Svalbard climate transformed rapidly from Younger Dryas climate to warmer-than-present by 11.0 cal ka BP

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    Mangerud, Jan; Svendsen, John Inge

    2017-04-01

    A compilation of about 130 radiocarbon ages shows early Holocene ages from four species of "warm-water" molluscs that later became extinct from Svalbard (77-80 °N) due to colder climate. These species survived the Younger Dryas south of Scotland, possibly even south of England. Mytilus edulis (blue mussel) arrived Svalbard already at 11.0 cal ka and by 10.6 ka it inhabited the north coast, showing that the Arctic sea-ice limit was far north of the last year's northern records. In 2004 this species reappeared on the west coast of Spitsbergen in response to the ongoing warming of the Arctic. We present for the first time dates of Zirfaea crispata, the most warmth-demanding of the molluscs that lived in this Arctic region. At present Zirfaea has its northern limit near the city of Tromsø, some 1000 km farther south. The six ages that were obtained from Zirfaea shells range from 10.2 to 9.7 cal ka BP, indicating a climate 7 °C warmer than at present and an early Thermal Optimum. Svalbard is presently the warmest place on Earth at such high latitude, caused by northwards Atlantic Ocean currents and large-scale atmospheric circulation. Intensification of these processes and stronger high-latitude insolation were the major drivers of the Thermal Optimum.

  10. Chronological reconstruction of eolianites and transversal mobile dunes of northwest coast of Ceará State - Brazil, in the last 3000 cal yrs BP

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    Castro, João Wagner Alencar; Malta, Julia Varella; Miguel, Lucas Lavo Antonio Jimo; Cabral, Caique Lima; Passemilio, Alvaro Balmant

    2017-10-01

    Dunefields are very common in the northern coastal zone of northeast Brazil. They have the potential to yield important information about paleoclimate, paleo-winds and regional winds and their response to sea-level fluctuations during the Holocene. We reconstructed the coastal dunes geochronological evolution of northwest Ceará State - Brazil, in the last 3000 cal yrs BP, using detailed analyses of lithostratigraphy, microfossil (foraminifera), wind regime, dune monitoring and 8 radiocarbon dates. The chronology was based on 14C dating in eolianites and monitoring transversal mobile dunes movement processes. Radiocarbon date results indicated that the dunes corresponding to eolianites revealed ages between 2760-2480 and 980-750 cal yrs BP, suggesting that the vast transversal mobile dunefields were formed after this period in similar condition to the current sea-level. We considered that the material transportation by the prevailing east winds towards the transversal dunes is estimated in the order of 11.0 m/year, thus the current aeolian system is less than 1000 yrs BP.

  11. Mobilização política e rede de interesses na produção calçadista de Jaú

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    Guilherme Augusto Malagolli

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    Full Text Available O estudo de redes políticas é de fundamental importância para a compreensão do ambiente em que ocorre a interação estratégica dos atores e organizações dependentes de vários recursos, como os financeiros, tecnológicos, organizacionais, políticos, jurídicos e constitucionais. A aplicação do estudo de redes políticas em Arranjos Produtivos Locais (APLs pode explicar o desenvolvimento econômico e social do território pela formulação de políticas adotadas localmente. Este trabalho tem como objetivo mostrar a relevância da análise da rede política no estudo de Arranjos Produtivos Locais, tomando como objeto de estudo o APL calçadista de Jaú. Para isso, foi feita uma pesquisa de campo, por meio de um questionário semiestruturado, com empresas, entidades de classe e representantes do poder público local no APL calçadista de Jaú.

  12. Arreflexia pós-calórica bilateral: aplicabilidade clínica da reabilitação vestibular

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    Bittar Roseli Saraiva Moreira

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available 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 descrição de casos. MÉTODO: Foram avaliadas as respostas de 8 pacientes portadores de arreflexia pós-calórica bilateral submetidos à Reabilitação Vestibular, observando-se a relação entre os resultados de exame e sintomas pré e pós-tratamento. A avaliação da resposta clínica foi feita por meio de escala analógico-visual. RESULTADOS: Após a Reabilitação Vestibular, 7 (87,5% dos 8 pacientes submetidos à terapia apresentaram melhora clínica. CONCLUSÃO: embora não seja esperada melhora completa do equilíbrio corporal, a Reabilitação Vestibular é uma terapia eficaz na recuperação desses pacientes.

  13. 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

  14. Somos un envase : Discursos sobre el aborto

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    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...

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. Reflexiones sobre el origen Magdaleniense

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    Pilar UTRILLA

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available El origen del Magdaleniense y su contemporaneidad con el Solutrense Final ha sido uno de los temas favoritos en la ingente labor investigadora llevada a cabo por el Dr. Jordá. Es éste un tema que, en mi opinión, no está suficientemente maduro ya que faltan por publicar muchas excavaciones recientes que pueden aportar datos importantes sobre cuestiones climáticas, tipológicas y económicas. Sin embargo creo que no debo eludir mi obligación de abordar este tema en un homenaje al Dr. Jordá y por ello, a pesar de nuestras limitaciones actuales, vamos a arriesgarnos a plantear algunas hipótesis, con la seguridad de que, si se leen, serán prontamente discutidas, pero de esta discusión, en la que me apunto ya a participar, puede salir una luz que nos permita vislumbrar cómo se extinguió la cultura solutrense y apareció la magdaleniense.

  18. Notas sobre publicaciones medievales portuguesas

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    José Luis MARTÍN

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    Full Text Available Contra lo que debiera suceder, la proximidad con Portugal no incita al conocimiento de su historia y son muy raros los manuales de Historia de España en los que se concede a la Edad Media Portuguesa la importancia que realmente tiene, y en los tratados de Historia Medieval Europea el espacio dedicado a Portugal es mínimo, al menos hasta la época de los Descubrimientos; por otra parte, son contados los medievalistas españoles que se interesan por la historia de Portugal. Ante estos silencios y ante la escasa presencia en las bibliotecas españolas de obras portuguesas el estudiante de historia puede pensar que el país vecino carece de medievalistas de relieve, que su historia medieval está por hacer... y nada más lejos de la realidad como intentaré probar en este breve comentario, sin ánimo exhaustivo, sobre algunas de las últimas publicaciones aparecidas en Portugal.

  19. Legislacion sobre seguridad vial en las Americas

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    Hijar, Martha; Perez-Nunez, Ricardo; Inclan-Valadez, Cristina; Silveira-Rodrigues, Eugenia Maria

    2012-01-01

    La legislacion sobre cinco de los principales factores de riesgo de sufrir lesiones causadas por el transito, asi como el cumplimiento de la ley, son esenciales para forjar una cultura integral de seguridad vial...

  20. Los derechos de autor sobre obtenciones vegetales

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    Rosario Silva Gilli

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    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

  1. I Jornada sobre Prueba Pericial y Peritaje

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    Beltrán de Heredia Ruiz, Ignasi

    2014-01-01

    La Jornada sobre Prueba Pericial y Peritaje, organizada por los Estudios de Derecho y Ciencia Política de la UOC y la Asociación Catalana de Peritos Judiciales y Forenses, desea ser un foro de reflexión sobre la figura del perito judicial y forense y su intervención profesional y cualificada dentro del proceso.

  2. I Jornada sobre Prueba Pericial y Peritaje

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    Ignasi Beltrán de Heredia Ruiz

    2014-06-01

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    La Jornada sobre Prueba Pericial y Peritaje, organizada por los Estudios de Derecho y Ciencia Política de la UOC y la Asociación Catalana de Peritos Judiciales y Forenses, desea ser un foro de reflexión sobre la figura del perito judicial y forense y su intervención profesional y cualificada dentro del proceso.

  3. modelos mentales generados sobre las disoluciones

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    Nora Nappa

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se exponen las principales características que poseen la construcción y el rodaje de los modelos mentales generados por los estudiantes sobre la disolución. Se piensa que puede constituir una base para profundizar en el conocimiento sobre los mecanismos que se ponen juego en la generación de los modelos mentales.

  4. Consideraciones sobre los ensayos de laboratorio

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    José Gabriel Gómez Cortés

    2013-01-01

    Texto de la conferencia dictada por el autor en el Instituto de la Construcción y del Cemento en Madrid. Eduardo Torroja, España, como asistente al IX Curso de Estudios Mayores de la Construcción sobre "LA EDIFICACION Y SU PATOLOGÍA". Se analizan aspectos sobre: los criterios para solicitar ensayos, muestreo, variabilidad de resultados y reproducibilidad de ensayos, criterios de aceptación e importancia de la retroalimentación.

  5. La cerámica en Cantabria desde su aparición (5000 cal BC hasta el final de la Prehistoria: técnicas de manufactura y características morfo-decorativas

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    CUBAS, M., BOLADO DEL CASTILLO, R., PEREDA ROSALES, E.M. y FERNÁNDEZ VEGA, P.A.

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    En este artículo se presenta una visión diacrónica de la cerámica en la actual provincia de Cantabria desde su aparición (V milenio cal BC hasta el momento en el que finaliza lo que tradicionalmente se ha considerado como Prehistoria (siglo I cal BC. Se señalan las características tecnológicas, morfológicas y decorativas, resaltando aquellos rasgos comunes de los conjuntos cerámicos documentados durante este intervalo cronológico.

  6. The application of Flow Cytometry to the study of ancient agriculture: Evidence for Mesolithic farming in Northern Britain 7200 Cal yr BP.

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    Jones, Richard; Tennant, Richard; Hatton, Jackie; Lee, Rob; Love, John

    2017-04-01

    The onset of agriculture in the UK, (the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition 6000 - 5500 Cal yr BP), has commonly been viewed as the end point of a cultural and technological wave that began in Eastern Europe on the Hungarian Plain 7500 Cal yr BP. This view is not without its critics, due in part to the uncertainty regarding the timing and rate of expansion and the difficulty in identifying the point at which agriculture first arrived in a particular location. Evidence for potential 'episodes' of Mesolithic agricultural activity in the UK has been identified in the UK pollen record, but this data is very tentative. Cereal pollen is typically present in very low concentrations (requiring very large, time consuming counts) and differentiating early cereal pollen from local grasses is very problematic, particularly in areas where the local grasses were domesticated. We present a multi-proxy record from Mere Tarn (54°8'12.09" N 3°7'24.28"W), 2km from the Morecambe Bay coast in South Cumbria, UK; a region with a long history of human occupation extending back into the Palaeolithic. A lacustrine core spanning the Mesolithic and Neolithic has been analysed using a combination of 'traditional' pollen analysis, Flow Cytometry and ancient DNA (aDNA). Flow Cytometry is employed to increase the concentration of cereal type grains in a sample, whilst also providing a more 'targeted' sample for aDNA analysis. The results so far provide clear evidence for an early phase of 'Mesolithic' agriculture in the catchment, spanning only two centuries ( 7300 to 7100 Cal yr BP). This phase is characterised by the occurrence of large cereal type grains (> 38µm), evidence for woodland clearance and the expansion of key anthropogenic indicators such as P. lanceolata. It occurred over 1600 years before the main transition into permanent and intensive agriculture in the catchment, at a time of significant changes in regional climate and sea-level. The results from Mere Tarn provide the earliest

  7. A gravidade da cárie está associada à desnutrição proteico-calórica em pré-escolares?

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    Cecilia Claudia Costa Ribeiro

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Avaliou-se se gravidade da cárie está associada à desnutrição proteico-calórica em pré-escolares. Foi realizado um estudo seccional aninhado a uma coorte retrospectiva de 625 crianças entre 24 -71 meses, em São Luís, Maranhão. Um modelo hierarquizado foi avaliado em cinco níveis: 1º Variáveis socioeconômicas (classe econômica, escolaridade materna, cor da pele; 2º Variáveis de acesso; 3º Baixo peso ao nascer e amamentação exclusiva; 4º Peso para altura aos 12 meses e 5º Gravidade da cárie e níveis de albumina (Alb. O desfecho foi desnutrição proteico-calórica (z escore altura para idade < -2. A prevalência do desfecho foi de 5,0 %, e da cárie foi de 32%. As variáveis do primeiro nível não foram associadas ao desfecho, porém a classe econômica foi mantida até o modelo final. As variáveis do segundo e do terceiro níveis não foram significativas. No quarto nível, peso para altura aos 12 meses não foi significativo, porém foi mantido até o modelo final. No último nível, os níveis de Alb não foram associados ao desfecho e a gravidade da doença cárie foi positivamente associada com desnutrição proteico-calórica em pré-escolares. A associação da gravidade da cárie com déficit antropométrico sinaliza que a saúde bucal deva ser parte importante nas políticas públicas de atenção à infância.

  8. Conocimientos sobre incontinencia urinaria en pacientes hospitalizados

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    Otto Guillen Lopez

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Determinar el nivel de conocimientos sobre incontinencia urinaria (IU en pacientes hospitalizados. Material y métodos: Estudio transversal, descriptivo; se entrevistó una muestra por saturación de 325 pacientes hospitalizados de 30 años a más del Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia (HNCH, Lima - Perú, utilizando un cuestionario de conocimientos sobre incontinencia, considerándose como adecuado conocimiento cuando había más de 50% de aciertos en él. Resultados: Solamente 35.7% tuvieron conocimiento adecuado sobre IU. Hasta 90% conocía acerca del éxito del tratamiento y posibilidad de curación de los pacientes incontinentes. Sin embargo, 75% consideraron erróneamente que la IU era consecuencia inevitable del envejecimiento, mientras menos de 50% de pacientes conocía el papel de ciertos medicamentos y ejercicios en la IU. Conclusiones: Se demostró un pobre conocimiento general sobre la IU, siendo necesaria una intervención de los profesionales de la salud en la educación de la población, sobre todo hospitalizada y con factores predisponentes para desarrollar IU, para así poder modificar las ideas erróneas que existen sobre el tema. (Rev Med Hered 2003; 14: 186-194.

  9. 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.

  10. Consideraciones preliminares sobre la credibilidad

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    Fernando Verdugo

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    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

  11. Comparação entre equações preditivas do gasto calórico de gestantes em repouso e exercício

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    Rafael Mistura Fernandes

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    Full Text Available DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1980-0037.2015v17n6p713   As alterações naturais características da gestação resultam no aumento do gasto energético das mulheres, tanto durante o repouso quanto durante o exercício. As equações de predição surgem como ferramentas práticas para facilitar a estimativa desse dispêndio de energia, importante ao equilíbrio energético adequado e saudável deste período. O estudo teve como objetivo analisar a confiabilidade de equações de predição do gasto calórico desenvolvidas para gestantes no repouso e na atividade física de intensidade leve quando comparadas à calorimetria indireta. Obteve-se o gasto calórico de 10 mulheres no segundo trimestre gestacional (23.5±3.7 semanas, durante o repouso e na caminhada (4 km/h por calorimetria indireta, comparando-o com o valor obtido nas equações de Hronek para o repouso, e de Pivarnik para a caminhada. Para a comparação, foi realizado o coeficiente de correlação intraclasse (CCI e a análise gráfica de Bland & Altman. Observou-se baixa correlação tanto para o repouso (CCI=0.531[-0.185; 0.814] quanto para o exercício (CCI=0.124[-1.213; 0.653]. No repouso, houve tendência de superestimar o dispêndio energético diário conforme aumentaram os valores obtidos pela calorimetria indireta. No exercício, a tendência da equação foi de subestimar o gasto calórico da gestante conforme ele aumentava. Concluiu-se que as equações de predição analisadas apresentaram baixa correlação com a calorimetria indireta, superestimando o dispêndio energético diário no repouso e subestimando o custo calórico na caminhada. Assim, nem sempre ferramentas práticas e baratas como as equações preditivas podem ser utilizadas na prática profissional com segurança. Deve-se ter cuidado ao empregá-las, especialmente, para grupos com condições fisiológicas alteradas, como as gestantes.

  12. Pesquisa de adocantes não calóricos sintéticos em adoçante natural de Stevia rebaudiana (Bert. Bertoni

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    Mariangela T. Auricchio

    Full Text Available Foram analisadas 19 amostras de "Adoçantes Natu rais de Stevia", tendo por objetivo verificar-se a presença de outros adoçantes nao calóricos sintéticos que não são declarados no rótulo do produto. Constatou-se que em 18 amostras,além de componentes do extrato de Stevia reubadiana (Bert. Bertoni, a sacarina estava presente e que só uma delas declarava tal fato no rótulo. Em três dessas amostras foi encontrado tanbém aspartame e em uma, ciclamato. Fimalmente, em uma amostra não foi encontrado nenhum componente do extrato de Stevia rebaudiana (Bert. Bertoni, mas sim uma mistuna de manitol e aspartame.

  13. Uso de resíduo de SBR proveniente da indústria de calçados em composições de SBR

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    Carmen Luisa Reis Serrano

    2009-01-01

    Este trabalho foi realizado para o desenvolvimento e caracterização de compostos à base do copolímero aleatório de poli (estireno-co-butadieno) – SBR, contendo resíduo do próprio polímero oriundo de aparas de solados da indústria calçadista. Foi estudada a influência da incorporação de diferentes concentrações do resíduo SBR nas propriedades mecânicas e térmicas dos compostos de SBR para solados. As propriedades mecânicas e térmicas destas composições foram comparadas a formulações contendo d...

  14. The NASA Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) Mission - Algorithm and Cal/Val Activities and Synergies with SMOS and Other L-Band Missions

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    Njoku, Eni; Entekhabi, Dara; O'Neill, Peggy; Jackson, Tom; Kellogg, Kent; Entin, Jared

    2011-01-01

    applicable to soil moisture measurement, such as Aquarius, SAO COM, and ALOS-2. The algorithms and data products for SMAP are being developed in the SMAP Science Data System (SDS) Testbed. The algorithms are developed and evaluated in the SDS Testbed using simulated SMAP observations as well as observational data from current airborne and spaceborne L-band sensors including SMOS. The SMAP project is developing a Calibration and Validation (Cal/Val) Plan that is designed to support algorithm development (pre-launch) and data product validation (post-launch). A key component of the Cal/Val Plan is the identification, characterization, and instrumentation of sites that can be used to calibrate and validate the sensor data (Level I) and derived geophysical products (Level 2 and higher). In this presentation we report on the development status of the SMAP data product algorithms, and the planning and implementation of the SMAP Cal/Val program. Several components of the SMAP algorithm development and Cal/Val plans have commonality with those of SMOS, and for this reason there are shared activities and resources that can be utilized between the missions, including in situ networks, ancillary data sets, and long-term monitoring sites.

  15. Alejandría y el conocimiento libresco en las ktíseis de Plutarco y Pseudo Calístenes

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    Chialva, Ivana S.

    2017-01-01

    Este trabajo analiza de qué manera dos relatos de la tradición indirecta de la vida de Alejandro Magno, Plutarco (Alex.) y Pseudo Calístenes (recensión β), reelaboran el momento de la fundación (ktísis) de la capital egipcia, Alejandría. Se intentará demostrar cómo ambas versiones retrabajan la transmisión de las fuentes e in-scriben en su propio relato la importancia de la letra escrita y del conocimiento libresco (que caracteriza a la ciudad en el período helenístico y romano) en las circun...

  16. The challenge of estimating the SWOT signal and error spectra over the Ocean and its applications to CalVal and state estimation problems

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    Ubelmann, C.; Gerald, D.

    2016-12-01

    The SWOT data validation will be a first challenge after launch, as the nature of the measurement, in particular the two-dimensionality at short spatial scales, is new in altimetry. If the comparison with independent observations may be locally possible, a validation of the full signal and error spectrum will be challenging. However, some recent analyses in simulations have shown the possibility to separate the geophysical signals from the spatially coherent instrumental errors in the spectral space, through cross-spectral analysis. These results suggest that rapidly after launch, the instrument error canl be spectrally separated providing some validations and insights on the Ocean energy spectrum, as well as optimal calibrations. Beyond CalVal, such spectral computations will be also essential for producing high-level Ocean estimates (two and three dimensional Ocean state reconstructions).

  17. Do nistagmo às provas calóricas com ar e com água From nystagmus to the air and water caloric tests

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    Anna Carolina Marques Perrella de Barros

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available A prova calórica é uma importante ferramenta na avaliação da função labiríntica. OBJETIVO: Comparar o nistagmo pós-calórico da prova com ar a 50ºC e 24ºC com o da prova com água a 44ºC e 30ºC. Desenho científico: Estudo clínico cruzado randomizado. MATERIAL E MÉTODO: 40 indivíduos hígidos submetidos à avaliação da função vestibular incluindo a prova calórica com ar a 50ºC e 24ºC e com água a 44ºC e 30ºC. RESULTADOS: À comparação das provas com ar e com água, não houve diferença significante entre os valores da velocidade angular da componente lenta (VACL do nistagmo pós-calórico quanto à ordem de realização das estimulações, entre as orelhas e entre os valores de predomínio labiríntico e de preponderância direcional. Os valores da VACL foram maiores nas estimulações com água (p = 0,008; p The caloric test is an important tool for the assessment of labyrinthine function. OBJECTIVE: To compare the nystagmus response in the caloric tests with air at 50ºC and 24ºC and with water at 44ºC and 30ºC. Study Design: Randomized crossover clinical trial. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 40 healthy individuals were submitted to a neurotological evaluation, including caloric tests with air at 50ºC and 24ºC and water at 44ºC and 30ºC. RESULTS: Comparing the air and water caloric tests, there were no significant differences among the post-caloric nystagmus slow-phase velocity in relation to the stimulation order, between ears and between the values of unilateral weakness and directional preponderance. The slow-phase velocity values were higher with water (p = 0.008, p < 0.001, and cold stimulation produced stronger responses (p < 0.001. CONCLUSION: Comparing 50ºC and 24ºC air caloric test and 44ºC and 30ºC water caloric test, we observed similar slow-phase velocity values for both ears, higher responses in the cold temperature and in the test with water, and similar results of unilateral weakness or directional

  18. Estratégias das empresas do setor calçadista diante do novo ambiente competitivo: análise de três casos

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    Francischini Andresa Silva Neto

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available O ambiente competitivo dos anos 90, marcado pelo processo de abertura comercial, pela adoção da Constituição de 1988, pela sobrevalorização cambial e pelas mudanças nos padrões de concorrência internacional, afetou de maneira diferenciada os setores industriais brasileiros. Este estudo avalia as estratégias tecnológicas, de localização e reorganizadoras adotadas por três empresas calçadistas diante desse novo ambiente competitivo da década de 1990. Esse conjunto de estratégias é avaliado segundo a formulação de quatro proposições, as quais mostram o impacto diferenciado do ambiente competitivo conforme as características das empresas estudadas.

  19. Noise dependence with pile-up in the ATLAS Tile Calorimeter. Pile-up noise studies in the ATLAS TileCal calorimeter

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    Araque, J.P. [ATLAS Tile Calorimeter System, Laboratorio de Instrumentacao e Fisica Experimental de Particulas, Departamento de Fisica da Universidade do Minho, Campus de Gualtar, 4710-057 Braga (Portugal)

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    The Tile Calorimeter, TileCal, is the central hadronic calorimeter of the ATLAS experiment, positioned between the electromagnetic calorimeter and the muon chambers. It comprises alternating layers of steel (as absorber material) and plastic (as active material), known as tiles. Between 2009 and 2012, the LHC has performed better than expected producing proton-proton collisions at a very high rate. These conditions are really challenging when dealing with the energy measurements in the calorimeter since not only the energy from an interesting event will be measured but a component coming from other collisions, which are difficult to distinguish from the interesting one, will also be present. This component is referred to as pile-up noise. Studies carried out to better understand how pile-up affects calorimeter noise under different circumstances are described. (author)

  20. Parâmetros clínicos, hematológicos, bioquímicos e hormonais de bovinos submetidos ao estresse calórico

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    Ferreira,F.; Campos,W.E.; Carvalho,A.U.; Pires,M.F.A.; Martinez,M.L.; Silva,M.V.G.B.; Verneque,R.S.; Silva,P.F.

    2009-01-01

    Caracterizaram-se as respostas clínicas, hematológicas, bioquímicas e hormonais de 71 bovinos F2 (½ Gir x ½ Holandês), 39 machos e 32 fêmeas, entre 14 e 20 meses de idade, submetidos a condições de termoneutralidade (22ºC a 70% de umidade relativa) e ao estresse calórico (42ºC e 60% de umidade relativa). Os tratamentos foram realizados nas estações de verão e inverno em câmara bioclimática. Ao exame clínico, todos os animais apresentaram salivação e retração de globo ocular. Os animais aprese...

  1. Studies for the electro-magnetic calorimeter {\\em SplitCal} for the SHiP experiment at CERN with shower direction reconstruction capability

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    This paper describes the basic ideas and the first simulation results of a new electro-magnetic calorimeter concept, named {\\it SplitCal}, aimed at optimising the measurement of photon direction in fixed-target experiment configuration, with high photon detection efficiency. This calorimeter was designed for the invariant mass reconstruction of axion-like particles decaying into two photons in the mass range 200~MeV to 1~GeV for the proposed proton beam dump experiment SHiP at CERN. Preliminary results indicate that angular resolutions better than obtained by past experiments can be achieved with this design. An implementation of this concept with real technologies is under study.

  2. 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

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available 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 sílico-calcáreos para mampostería que cumplen con la NTC 922.

  3. Environmental behavior of soils and mixtures of soil-whitewash mud Comportamento ambiental de solos e misturas solo lama-de-cal

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    Carlos Cardoso Machado

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available The present study sought to observe the behavior of soils in natural state and in mixtures, in different ratios, with the industrial solid residue called whitewash mud. The work was conducted with samples of typical soils from the region of Alagoinhas, Bahia-Brazil. Wet chemical analysis and atomic absorption spectrophotometry were used in order to obtain the classification of the industrial solid residue. Solubilization and leaching tests were performed and X-ray diffraction and electron microscopy techniques were carried out. The results showed that the whitewash mud was classified as non-inert, but with great capacity of heavy metal retention largely owed to the kaolinite and goethite presence in the clay fraction of the soils, making it difficult to have heavy metals readily available for exchange.O presente estudo buscou observar o comportamento de solos em seu estado natural e em misturas, em diferentes teores, com o resíduo sólido industrial denominado lama-de-cal. A pesquisa foi conduzida com amostras de solos típicas da região de Alagoinhas, Bahia-Brasil. A análise química por via úmida e espectrofotometria de absorção atômica foram usadas para obter a classificação do resíduo sólido industrial. Testes de solubilização, lixiviação, analise de raios X e microscopia eletrônica de varredura foram executados. Os resultados indicaram que a lama-de-cal não é inerte, mas com grande capacidade de retenção de metais pesados, em grande parte devido à presença de caulinita e goethita na fração argila dos solos.

  4. Efecto de la Adición de Minerales en el Agua o Alimento sobre la Frecuencia Cardiaca, en Pollos de Engorde Sometidos a Estrés Calórico Crónico y Agudo

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    Rojas, Jesus; Steffensen, Simon Gabriel Comerma; Chacon, Tony

    2008-01-01

    The effects of mineral addition in feed or water on performance parameters and heart rate (HR) were evaluated in broilers at 28-35 d and 36 d under both chronic heat stress (CHS) and acute heat stress (AHS) in laboratory conditions. Onehundred ninety two broilers were used, distributed in 6 cages...

  5. Consenso mexicano sobre la dispepsia

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    R. Carmona-Sánchez

    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available Desde la publicación de las guías de dispepsia 2007 de la Asociación Mexicana de Gastroenterología ha habido avances significativos en el conocimiento de esta enfermedad. Se realizó una revisión sistemática de la literatura en PubMed (01/2007 a 06/2016 con el fin de revisar y actualizar las guías 2007 y proporcionar nuevas recomendaciones basadas en evidencia. Se incluyeron todas las publicaciones en español e inglés, de alta calidad. Se redactaron enunciados que fueron votados utilizando el método Delphi. Se estableció la calidad de la evidencia y la fuerza de las recomendaciones según el sistema GRADE para cada enunciado. Treinta y un enunciados fueron redactados, votados y calificados. Se informan nuevos datos sobre definición, clasificación, epidemiología y fisiopatología. La endoscopia debe realizarse en dispepsia no investigada cuando hay datos de alarma o falla al tratamiento. Las biopsias gástricas y duodenales permiten confirmar infección por Helicobacter pylori y excluir enfermedad celiaca, respectivamente. Establecer una fuerte relación médico-paciente, cambios en la dieta y en el estilo de vida son útiles como medidas iniciales. Los bloqueadores H2, inhibidores de la bomba de protones, procinéticos y fármacos antidepresivos son efectivos. La erradicación de H. pylori puede ser eficaz en algunos pacientes. Con excepción de Iberogast y rikkunshito, las terapias complementarias y alternativas carecen de beneficio. No existe evidencia con respecto a la utilidad de prebióticos, probióticos o terapias psicológicas. Los nuevos enunciados proporcionan directrices basadas en la evidencia actualizada. Se presenta la discusión, el grado y la fuerza de la recomendación de cada uno de ellos.

  6. 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)

  7. Impacto psicosocial del Downsizing sobre los trabajadores

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    CRISTÓBAL JIMÉNEZ JIMÉNEZ

    2006-01-01

    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.

  8. 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.

  9. Landscape transformations at the dawn of agriculture in southern Syria (10.7-9.9 ka cal. BP): Plant-specific responses to the impact of human activities and climate change

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    Arranz-Otaegui, Amaia; López-Sáez, José Antonio; Araus, José Luis; Portillo, Marta; Balbo, Andrea; Iriarte, Eneko; Gourichon, Lionel; Braemer, Frank; Zapata, Lydia; Ibáñez, Juan José

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    In southwest Asia, the accelerated impact of human activities on the landscape has often been linked to the development of fully agricultural societies during the middle and late Pre-Pottery Neolithic B (PPNB) period (around 10.2-7.9 ka cal. BP). This work contributes to the debate on the environmental impact of the so-called Neolitisation process by identifying the climatic and anthropogenic factors that contributed to change local and regional vegetation at the time when domesticated plants appeared and developed in southern Syria (around 10.7-9.9 ka cal. BP). In this work a multidisciplinary analysis of plant microremains (pollen and phytoliths) and macroremains (wood charcoal) is carried out along with stable carbon isotope discrimination of wood charcoals in an early PPNB site (Tell Qarassa North, west of the Jabal al-Arab area). Prior to 10.5 ka cal. BP, the results indicate a dynamic equilibrium in the local and regional vegetation, which comprised woodland-steppe, Mediterranean evergreen oak-woodlands, wetland vegetation and coniferous forests. Around 10.5-9.9 ka cal. BP, the elements that regulated the vegetation system changed, resulting in reduced proportions of arboreal cover and the spread of cold-tolerant and wetlands species. Our data show that reinforcing interaction between the elements of the anthropogenic (e.g. herding, fire-related activities) and climatic systems (e.g. temperature, rainfall) contributed to the transformation of early Holocene vegetation during the emergence of fully agricultural societies in southern Syria.

  10. Influência do substrato e do tamanho da célula de bandejas de poliestireno expandido no desenvolvimento de mudas e produção de calêndula (Calendula officinalis L. Influence of substrate and cell size of expanded polystyrene tray on the development and production of marigold (Calendula officinalis L. seedlings

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    C.K.R Barbosa

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available A calêndula (Calendula officinalis L. é uma planta medicinal anual de origem Mediterrânica que apresenta propriedades antiinflamatórias, antivirais, antigenotóxicas. A propagação desta planta normalmente é feita por sementes, sendo o uso de bandejas de poliestireno uma forma econômica de produção de mudas. Foram conduzidos dois experimentos com o objetivo de avaliar a interferência de dois tamanhos de célula em bandeja de poliestireno expandido (40 cm³ e 12 cm³ e de dois substratos (solo + esterco bovino curtido e substrato comercial tipo Plantmax para hortaliças® sobre a qualidade de mudas e a produção de calêndula. O delineamento estatístico nos dois experimentos foi em blocos casualizados, dispostos em arranjo fatorial 2 x 2 (dois substratos e dois tamanhos de células com seis repetições. Os tratamentos, referentes aos tamanhos das células foram bandeja com 128 células (40 cm³ de volume e, bandeja com 288 células (12 cm³ de volume. Os substratos utilizados foram solo de cerrado + esterco bovino curtido (1:1 e substrato comercial tipo "Plantmax para hortaliças®". Parte das mudas foi transplantada para avaliação da produção de capítulos. Houve diferenças significativas entre os substratos para as variáveis: matéria seca de parte aérea, matéria seca da raiz e matéria seca total. O uso do substrato formulado com solo de cerrado e esterco bovino proporcionou o melhor desenvolvimento das mudas de calêndula. Contudo, os diferentes tipos de substrato e bandejas de poliestireno não influenciaram significativamente a produção de capítulos das mudas transplantadas.Marigold Calendula (Calendula officinalis L. is an annual medicinal plant of Mediterranean origin which presents anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antigenotoxic properties. This species normally propagates through seeds, and the use of polystyrene trays is an economic way to produce its seedlings. Two experiments were carried out to evaluate the

  11. Índice de Paridad Poder de Compra Nutricional: comparación de los precios calóricos entre dietas habituales y saludables Index of Nutritional Purchasing Power Parity: comparison of caloric costs of a healthy versus an unhealthy diet

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    Alfonso Mendoza Velázquez

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Validar el Índice de Paridad Poder de Compra Nutricional (Nut3-CiO como un instrumento que permite comparar los precios calóricos de una dieta saludable versus una dieta no saludable entre regiones o ciudades de un país a través del tiempo. MÉTODOS: Se construyeron índices de precios calóricos y se empleó la "ley de un solo precio" para derivar el índice Nut3-CiO. Se obtuvieron tasas de inflación calóricas sobre las que se realizó estadística descriptiva básica. El Nut3-CiO se aplicó a las principales ciudades de México durante el período enero de 1996 a diciembre 2010. RESULTADOS: El comportamiento estadístico del Nut3-CiO reveló que en las ciudades de México los productos de la dieta habitual son más baratos que los productos de la dieta saludable. Se observó un comportamiento cíclico del índice, una correlación alta entre la inflación de la dieta habitual y la inflación de la canasta básica, y una alta persistencia de los precios. CONCLUSIONES: El índice Nut3-CiO permite comparar periódicamente el diferencial de precios de dos tipos de dietas -habituales y saludables- entre las ciudades de un mismo país. Este instrumento podría ayudar a las autoridades de salud a identificar las ciudades en donde resulta más -o menos- fácil para los consumidores acceder a una dieta habitual o saludable en términos de costo. Asimismo, hace posible estimar el porcentaje de ajuste que deberían tener los precios relativos en cada ciudad para alcanzar los niveles de paridad poder de compra nutricional.OBJECTIVE: Develop the Index of Nutritional Purchasing Power Parity (Nut3-CiO as an instrument to compare the caloric costs of a healthy versus an unhealthy diet between regions or cities in a country over time. METHODS: Indices of caloric prices were constructed and the "law of one price" was used to derive the Nut3-CiO index. Caloric inflation rates were obtained using basic descriptive statistics. The Nut3-CiO was

  12. Correção da acidez e mobilidade de íons em Latossolo com aplicação superficial de escória, lama cal, lodos de esgoto e calcário Liming and ion mobility in an Oxisol under surface application of flue dust, aqueous lime, sewage sludge and limestone

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    Juliano Corulli Corrêa

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de avaliar a correção da acidez, saturação por bases e a mobilidade de nitrato, cálcio e magnésio no perfil de um Latossolo Vermelho distrófico, foi conduzido experimento em condições de campo, em área sob sistema plantio direto, de 2002 a 2005. A possível interferência dos ácidos orgânicos, provenientes da aveia-preta, decorrentes da aplicação superficial de escória de aciaria, lama cal e lodos de esgoto centrifugado e de biodigestor, foram igualmente avaliadas nas doses de 0 (testemunha, 2, 4 e 8 t ha-1 e um tratamento adicional composto pela calagem superficial na dose de 2 t ha-1. A aplicação superficial de doses crescentes de escória de aciaria, lama cal e lodo de esgoto centrifugado permitiu verificar aumento do valor de pH no solo. Esses resíduos e o lodo de esgoto de biodigestor elevaram a saturação por bases e a disponibilidade de nitrato, cálcio e magnésio até a profundidade de 40 cm no solo, com apenas três meses de reação. A pequena quantidade de ácidos orgânicos na parte aérea da aveia-preta não justificou o rápido deslocamento dos nutrientes e da neutralização do solo em subsuperfície. Os resíduos escória de aciaria, lama cal e lodo de esgoto centrifugado podem ser utilizados como corretivos da acidez e aplicados sobre a superfície do solo no sistema de plantio direto.The experiment was carried out under field conditions in a no-tillage system from 2002 to 2005, aiming to evaluate liming, base saturation and nitrate, calcium and magnesium mobility in a dystrophic Clay Rhodic Hapludox soil. The possible interference of organic acid catering of black oat through surface application of flue dust, aqueous lime and sewage sludge from a centrifuge and a biodigestor were also evaluated at rates of zero (control, 2, 4 and 8 t ha-1 as well as an additional treatment of dolomitic limestone at the rate of 2 t ha-1. Due to the increasing surface applications of flue dust, aqueous lime and

  13. The human combinatorial antibody library HuCAL GOLD combines diversification of all six CDRs according to the natural immune system with a novel display method for efficient selection of high-affinity antibodies.

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    Rothe, Christine; Urlinger, Stefanie; Löhning, Corinna; Prassler, Josef; Stark, Yvonne; Jäger, Ute; Hubner, Bernd; Bardroff, Michael; Pradel, Ingrid; Boss, Melanie; Bittlingmaier, Renate; Bataa, Tschimegma; Frisch, Christian; Brocks, Bodo; Honegger, Annemarie; Urban, Margit

    2008-02-29

    This article describes the generation of the Human Combinatorial Antibody Library HuCAL GOLD. HuCAL GOLD is a synthetic human Fab library based on the HuCAL concept with all six complementarity-determining regions (CDRs) diversified according to the sequence and length variability of naturally rearranged human antibodies. The human antibody repertoire was analyzed in-depth, and individual CDR libraries were designed and generated for each CDR and each antibody family. Trinucleotide mixtures were used to synthesize the CDR libraries in order to ensure a high quality within HuCAL GOLD, and a beta-lactamase selection system was employed to eliminate frame-shifted clones after successive cloning of the CDR libraries. With these methods, a large, high-quality library with more than 10 billion functional Fab fragments was achieved. By using CysDisplay, the antibody fragments are displayed on the tip of the phage via a disulfide bridge between the phage coat protein pIII and the heavy chain of the antibody fragment. Efficient elution of specific phages is possible by adding reducing agents. HuCAL GOLD was challenged with a variety of different antigens and proved to be a reliable source of high-affinity human antibodies with best affinities in the picomolar range, thus functioning as an excellent source of antibodies for research, diagnostic, and therapeutic applications. Furthermore, the data presented in this article demonstrate that CysDisplay is a robust and broadly applicable display technology even for high-throughput applications.

  14. First observation of the decay $\\bar{B}^0_s \\to D^0 K^{*0}$ and a measurement of the ratio of branching fractions $\\frac{{\\cal B}(\\bar{B}^0_s \\to D^0 K^{*0})}{{\\cal B}(\\bar{B}^0 \\to D^0 \\rho^0)}$

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    The first observation of the decay $\\bar{B}^0_s \\to D^0 K^{*0}$ using $pp$ data collected by the LHCb detector at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 36 pb$^{-1}$, is reported. A signal of $34.4 \\pm 6.8$ events is obtained and the absence of signal is rejected with a statistical significance of more than nine standard deviations. The $\\bar{B}^0_s \\to D^0 K^{*0}$ branching fraction is measured relative to that of $\\bar{B}^0 \\to D^0 \\rho^0$: $\\frac{{\\cal B}(\\bar{B}^0_s \\to D^0 K^{*0})}{{\\cal B}(\\bar{B}^0 \\to D^0 \\rho^0)} = 1.48 \\pm 0.34 \\pm 0.15 \\pm 0.12$, where the first uncertainty is statistical, the second systematic and the third is due to the uncertainty on the ratio of the $B^0$ and $B^0_s$ hadronisation fractions.

  15. Medidas cautelares sobre el responsable tributario

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    Martínez Muñoz, Yolanda

    2014-01-01

    Las medidas que con una finalidad cautelar pueden ser adoptadas sobre el responsable tributario deben adaptarse a lo dispuesto en el artículo 81 de la LGT, en relación con sus requisitos, clases, procedimiento y límites. No obstante, la adopción de medidas cautelares sobre una persona distinta del deudor principal presenta cierta particularidades que pueden resultar interesantes desde un punto de vista teórico y práctico, siendo dichas cuestiones las que constituyen el objeto del presente tra...

  16. Sobre Luigi Ferrajoli y el constitucionalismo

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    Laporta San Miguel, Francisco Javier

    2011-01-01

    El autor plantea una serie de objeciones al texto de Luigi Ferrajoli. En primer lugar, se refiere a la construcción por parte de Ferrajoli de una teoría que infiere de un modo exhaustivo, pero siempre deductivamente, el alcance de un complejo conjunto de términos primitivos y definiciones. En segundo lugar, el autor duda sobre la forma de ver y, sobre todo, de reconstruir el llamado «paradigma constitucional». En tercer lugar, el autor objeta el tratamiento que Ferrajoli hace de los conceptos...

  17. INFLUENCIA DE LAS ESTRATEGIAS DE INGRESOS Y LAS POLITICAS PÚBLICAS SOBRE LA SEGURIDAD ALIMENTARIA EN COMUNIDADES RURALES MAYAS DEL NORTE DE CAMPECHE, MÉXICO

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    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se examina el efecto de las estrategias de ingresos sobre la suficiencia de consumo calórico en grupos domésticos (GD mayas de Campeche, México. El análisis se basó en el enfoque de modos de vida y la información se obtuvo de una encuesta censal de hogares (N=237 en cuatro comunidades. Los resultados revelan que todos los GD tienen una estrategia de ingreso diversificada con una orientación claramente definida. El índice de seguridad calórica es diferente entre conglomerados de GD y aumenta a medida que se incrementa la proporción del ingreso agrícola en el ingreso total. La estrategia laboral (37.6% y la estrategia agrícola-laboral (42.6% no cubren los requerimientos energéticos de los GD. La estrategia agrícola es la única que satisface las necesidades de consumo calórico de los GD (19.8%. Estos resultados están relacionados con la calidad y extensión de la tierra, la pertenencia a organizaciones productivas, y la política rural vigente. La implementación de una política local diferenciada, la coordinación interinstitucional y la participación ciudadana, podrían contribuir a mejorar la eficacia de las políticas orientadas a erradicar la inseguridad alimentaria.

  18. Modeling regional aerosol variability over California and its sensitivity to emissions and long-range transport during the 2010 CalNex and CARES campaigns

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    Fast, J. D.; Allan, J.; Bahreini, R.; Craven, J.; Emmons, L.; Ferrare, R.; Hayes, P. L.; Hodzic, A.; Holloway, J.; Hostetler, C.; Jimenez, J. L.; Jonsson, H.; Liu, S.; Liu, Y.; Metcalf, A.; Middlebrook, A.; Nowak, J.; Pekour, M.; Perring, A.; Russell, L.; Sedlacek, A.; Seinfeld, J.; Setyan, A.; Shilling, J.; Shrivastava, M.; Springston, S.; Song, C.; Subramanian, R.; Taylor, J. W.; Vinoj, V.; Yang, Q.; Zaveri, R. A.; Zhang, Q.

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    The performance of the Weather Research and Forecasting regional model with chemistry (WRF-Chem) in simulating the spatial and temporal variations in aerosol mass, composition, and size over California is quantified using measurements collected during the California Nexus of Air Quality and Climate Experiment (CalNex) and the Carbonaceous Aerosol and Radiative Effects Study (CARES) conducted during May and June of 2010. The extensive meteorological, trace gas, and aerosol measurements collected at surface sites and along aircraft and ship transects during CalNex and CARES were combined with operational monitoring network measurements to create a single dataset that was used to evaluate the one configuration of the model. Simulations were performed that examined the sensitivity of regional variations in aerosol concentrations to anthropogenic emissions and to long-range transport of aerosols into the domain obtained from a global model. The configuration of WRF-Chem used in this study is shown to reproduce the overall synoptic conditions, thermally-driven circulations, and boundary layer structure observed in region that controls the transport and mixing of trace gases and aerosols. However, sub-grid scale variability in the meteorology and emissions as well as uncertainties in the treatment of secondary organic aerosol chemistry likely contribute to errors at a primary surface sampling site located at the edge of the Los Angeles basin. Differences among the sensitivity simulations demonstrate that the aerosol layers over the central valley detected by lidar measurements likely resulted from lofting and recirculation of local anthropogenic emissions along the Sierra Nevada. Reducing the default emissions inventory by 50% led to an overall improvement in many simulated trace gases and black carbon aerosol at most sites and along most aircraft flight paths; however, simulated organic aerosol was closer to observed when there were no adjustments to the primary organic

  19. El Impuesto sobre Sociedades - Tema 6

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    Andrés Aucejo, Eva

    2008-01-01

    El Impuesto sobre Sociedades: La base imponible. La compensación de bases imponibles negativas. Valoración de ingresos y gastos. Operaciones entre sociedades vinculadas. Período de imposición y devengo del impuesto. La deuda tributaria: Tipos de gravamen, deducciones y bonificaciones. Retenciones y pagos a cuenta.

  20. O pensamento de Marx sobre a subjetividade

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    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available O pensamento de Karl Marx sobre a subjetividade humana é pouco conhecido e divulgado na língua portuguesa, e, no Brasil, particularmente, carece ainda de um estudo amplo, explícito e sistemático. Meu artigo pretende esboçar uma reflexão mais completa de sua filosofia sobre a subjetividade humana, insistindo não somente na crítica, mas também, e especialmente, na compreensão da referida questão, a partir de uma leitura imanente e estrutural de suas obras, no original. Vale ainda ressaltar que minha investigação se apoia na conexão entre subjetividade e objetividade, entre sujeito e objeto, inquirindo se há um determinismo da objetividade sobre a subjetividade, ou seja, se essas duas determinações são contraditórias no interior do pensamento marxiano, comprometendo, pois, as suas reflexões acerca da crítica à filosofia especulativa de Hegel e ao empirismo da economia clássica, ou se, na verdade, tal conexão é o segredo recôndito de sua filosofia sobre a subjetividade humana.

  1. Surface-exposure ages of Front Range moraines that may have formed during the Younger Dryas, 8.2 cal ka, and Little Ice Age events

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    Benson, L.; Madole, R.; Kubik, P.; McDonald, R.

    2007-01-01

    Surface-exposure (10Be) ages have been obtained on boulders from three post-Pinedale end-moraine complexes in the Front Range, Colorado. Boulder rounding appears related to the cirque-to-moraine transport distance at each site with subrounded boulders being typical of the 2-km-long Chicago Lakes Glacier, subangular boulders being typical of the 1-km-long Butler Gulch Glacier, and angular boulders being typical of the few-hundred-m-long Isabelle Glacier. Surface-exposure ages of angular boulders from the Isabelle Glacier moraine, which formed during the Little Ice Age (LIA) according to previous lichenometric dating, indicate cosmogenic inheritance values ranging from 0 to ???3.0 10Be ka.11Surface-exposure ages in this paper are labeled 10Be; radiocarbon ages are labeled 14C ka, calendar and calibrated radiocarbon ages are labeled cal ka, and layer-based ice-core ages are labeled ka. 14C ages, calibrated 14C ages, and ice core ages are given relative to AD 1950, whereas 10Be ages are given relative to the sampling date. Radiocarbon ages were calibrated using CALIB 5.01 and the INTCAL04 data base Stuiver et al. (2005). Ages estimated using CALIB 5.01 are shown in terms of their 1-sigma range. Subangular boulders from the Butler Gulch end moraine yielded surface-exposure ages ranging from 5 to 10.2 10Be ka. We suggest that this moraine was deposited during the 8.2 cal ka event, which has been associated with outburst floods from Lake Agassiz and Lake Ojibway, and that the large age range associated with the Butler Gulch end moraine is caused by cosmogenic shielding of and(or) spalling from boulders that have ages in the younger part of the range and by cosmogenic inheritance in boulders that have ages in the older part of the range. The surface-exposure ages of eight of nine subrounded boulders from the Chicago Lakes area fall within the 13.0-11.7 10Be ka age range, and appear to have been deposited during the Younger Dryas interval. The general lack of inheritance in

  2. Comparison of Mixed Layer Heights from Airborne High Spectral Resolution Lidar, Ground-based Measurements, and the WRP-Chem Model during CalNex and CARES

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    Scarino, Amy Jo; Obland, Michael; Fast, Jerome D.; Burton, S. P.; Ferrare, R. A.; Hostetler, Chris A.; Berg, Larry K.; Lefer, Barry; Haman, C.; Hair, John; Rogers, Ray; Butler, Carolyn; Cook, A. L.; Harper, David

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    The California Research at the Nexus of Air Quality and Climate Change (CalNex) and Carbonaceous Aerosol and Radiative Effects Study (CARES) field campaigns during May and June 2010 provided a data set appropriate for studying characteristics of the planetary boundary layer (PBL). The NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) airborne High Spectral Resolution Lidar (HSRL) was deployed to California onboard the NASA LaRC B-200 aircraft to aid incharacterizing aerosol properties during these two field campaigns. Measurements of aerosol extinction (532 nm), backscatter (532 and 1064 nm), and depolarization (532 and 1064 nm) profiles during 31 flights, many in coordination with other research aircraft and ground sites, constitute a diverse data set for use in characterizing the spatial and temporal distribution of aerosols, as well as the depth and variability of the daytime mixed layer (ML), which is a subset within the PBL. This work illustrates the temporal and spatial variability of the ML in the vicinity of Los Angeles and Sacramento, CA. ML heights derived from HSRL measurements are compared to PBL heights derived from radiosonde profiles, ML heights measured from ceilometers, and simulated PBL heights from the Weather Research and Forecasting Chemistry (WRF-Chem) community model. Comparisons between the HSRL ML heights and the radiosonde profiles in Sacramento result in a correlation coefficient value (R) of 0.93 (root7 mean-square (RMS) difference of 157 m and bias difference (HSRL radiosonde) of 5 m). HSRL ML heights compare well with those from the ceilometer in the LA Basin with an R of 0.89 (RMS difference of 108 m and bias difference (HSRL Ceilometer) of -9.7 m) for distances of up to 30 km between the B-200 flight track and the ceilometer site. Simulated PBL heights from WRF-Chem were compared with those obtained from all flights for each campaign, producing an R of 0.58 (RMS difference of 604 m and a bias difference (WRF-Chem HSRL) of -157 m) for CalNex and 0

  3. Availability of nutrients and toxic heavy metals in marigold plants=Disponibilidade de nutrientes e metais pesados tóxicos em plantas de calêndula

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    Herbert Nacke

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Availability of nutrients and toxic heavy metals in marigold plants. This study was performed aiming to assess the availability of nutrients and toxic heavy metals present in marigold plants (Calendula officinalis treated with different fertilizers. The treatments were arranged in factorial scheme (2 x 2 x 3 in a completely randomized experimental design (CRD, with two textures of soil (sandy and clayey, two forms of fertilization (organic and chemical and three fertilization levels (without fertilization, recommended dose, and twice the recommended dose totaling 12 treatments, with four replications. The results showed that the clayey soil promoted the availability of N P, K, Mg, Cu, Zn and Fe; on the other hand, the sandy soil favored the availability of Ca, Mn, Pb and Cr. The organic fertilization provided higher levels of P and Fe, while the leaf tissue of marigold plants chemically fertilized presented higher concentrations of K and Mn.Realizou-se este trabalho com o objetivo de avaliar a disponibilidade de nutrientes e de metais pesados tóxicos presentes em plantas de calêndula (Calendula officinalis após diferentes tipos de adubação. Os tratamentos foram arranjados em esquema fatorial (2 x 2 x 3 dispostos em delineamento experimental inteiramente casualizado (DIC, sendo duas texturas de solo, (argilosa e arenosa, duas formas de adubação (química e orgânica e três doses de adubação (sem adubação, dose recomendada e o dobro da dose recomendada, totalizando 12 tratamentos com quatro repetições. Os resultados demonstraram que os solos argilosos favoreceram a disponibilidade de N P, K, Mg, Cu, Zn e Fe; os solos de textura arenosa favoreceram a disponibilidade de Ca, Mn, Pb e Cr. A adubação orgânica disponibilizou maiores teores de P e Fe, enquanto o tecido foliar de plantas de calêndula adubadas com adubação química apresentaram concentrações maiores de K e Mn.

  4. ESTUDO DO IMPACTO DA INOVAÇÃO TECNOLÓGICA SOBRE O CUSTO DE PRODUÇÃO

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    Dusan Schreiber

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Na medida em que se constatou o esgotamento do modelo da estratégia de produção em escala, baseada na fabricação de um reduzido número de itens e volume elevado, vários pesquisadores apontaram a inovação como fonte de diferenciação da atuação das organizações no mercado. No entanto, foram poucos estudos realizados com o objetivo de avaliar a influência do investimento na inovação tecnológica sobre a estrutura de custos de produção, tanto para sua redução como aumento. No presente artigo são apresentados dois casos de indústrias de matrizes para calçados, de pequeno e grande porte, onde se evidenciou o aumento de custos decorrente dos investimentos em inovação tecnológica no segmento econômico onde o custo do produto final é decisivo no processo de tomada de decisão do mercado-alvo. A adoção do processo tradicional, para se adaptar ao contexto, numa das empresas pesquisadas, foi considerada a inovação da estratégia organizacional.

  5. Sobre el plagi acadèmic a Europa. Un enfocament analític basat en quatre estudis

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    Vanja Pupovac

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Amb el desenvolupament de les tecnologies de la informació i la comunicació (TIC, el plagi esdevé un problema cada cop més greu en la comunitat acadèmica. Segons els estudis sobre el plagi acadèmic elaborats en universitats de quatre països europeus diferents, l'índex de plagi entre els estudiants és considerablement alt i els estudiants majoritàriament passen per alt o permeten el plagi per la manca de coneixement, la manca de conseqüències o simplement perquè les TIC fan que el plagi sigui fàcil de cometre. Les conclusions dels estudis que es presenten en aquest article indiquen que cal introduir polítiques estrictes contra el plagi a les universitats. Pensem que s'hauria de captar l'atenció del públic sobre el problema del plagi, que s'hauria de debatre en altes esferes i que s'haurien d'aplicar mesures efectives contra el plagi. L'abast del plagi entre estudiants i les seves actituds envers el plagi reben influències de l'entorn cultural i també per l'escenari acadèmic. En comunitats multiculturals, com ara la comunitat europea, és necessari investigar i comparar el comportament acadèmic a diferents països per a establir estàndards equivalents en l'ensenyament arreu d'Europa. Text complet (PDFDossier complet (PDF

  6. Módulo de resiliência de um solo arenoso e de suas misturas com alcatrão fracionado e cal

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    Sant'Anna Giovani Levi

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    Full Text Available O conhecimento do módulo de resiliência dos solos de subleito e dos materiais que compõem as camadas de pavimentos rodoviários é obrigatório para uma análise eficiente de seu comportamento estrutural como um todo. Devido à importância dos materiais granulares como constituintes de camadas de pavimentos rodoviários flexíveis, tem-se evidenciado maior interesse em abordar a sua resposta resiliente e de misturas estabilizadas quimicamente obtidas a partir destes, procurando conhecer o seu comportamento mecânico, sob a ação de cargas repetidas, quando constituintes do pavimento de estradas florestais. Buscou-se, com a realização deste trabalho, identificar o módulo de resiliência de um solo arenoso comum na região de Viçosa-MG, em seu estado natural e quando estabilizado com cal e alcatrão, e propor correlações empíricas entre este e outros parâmetros geotécnicos de fácil obtenção em laboratório.

  7. The Development of High-Performance Front-End Electronics Based Upon the QIE12 Custom ASIC for the ATLAS TileCal Upgrade

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    Drake, Gary; The ATLAS collaboration

    2016-01-01

    We present the design of a new candidate front-end electronic readout system being developed for the ATLAS TileCal Phase 2 Upgrade. The system is based upon the QIE12 custom Application Specific Integrated Circuit. The chip features a least count sensitivity of 1.5 fC, more than 17 bits of dynamic range with logarithmic response, and an on-chip TDC with one nanosecond resolution. The design incorporates an on-board current integrator, and has several calibration systems. The new electronics will operate dead-timelessly at 40 MHz, pushing full data sets from each beam crossing to the data acquisition system that resides off-detector in the USA15 counting room using high-speed optical links. The system is one of three candidate systems for the Phase 2 Upgrade. We have built a “Demonstrator” – a fully functional prototype of the new system. Performance results from bench measurements and from a recent test beam campaign will be presented.

  8. Bayesian chronological analyses consistent with synchronous age of 12,835-12,735 Cal B.P. for Younger Dryas boundary on four continents.

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    Kennett, James P; Kennett, Douglas J; Culleton, Brendan J; Aura Tortosa, J Emili; Bischoff, James L; Bunch, Ted E; Daniel, I Randolph; Erlandson, Jon M; Ferraro, David; Firestone, Richard B; Goodyear, Albert C; Israde-Alcántara, Isabel; Johnson, John R; Jordá Pardo, Jesús F; Kimbel, David R; LeCompte, Malcolm A; Lopinot, Neal H; Mahaney, William C; Moore, Andrew M T; Moore, Christopher R; Ray, Jack H; Stafford, Thomas W; Tankersley, Kenneth Barnett; Wittke, James H; Wolbach, Wendy S; West, Allen

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    The Younger Dryas impact hypothesis posits that a cosmic impact across much of the Northern Hemisphere deposited the Younger Dryas boundary (YDB) layer, containing peak abundances in a variable assemblage of proxies, including magnetic and glassy impact-related spherules, high-temperature minerals and melt glass, nanodiamonds, carbon spherules, aciniform carbon, platinum, and osmium. Bayesian chronological modeling was applied to 354 dates from 23 stratigraphic sections in 12 countries on four continents to establish a modeled YDB age range for this event of 12,835-12,735 Cal B.P. at 95% probability. This range overlaps that of a peak in extraterrestrial platinum in the Greenland Ice Sheet and of the earliest age of the Younger Dryas climate episode in six proxy records, suggesting a causal connection between the YDB impact event and the Younger Dryas. Two statistical tests indicate that both modeled and unmodeled ages in the 30 records are consistent with synchronous deposition of the YDB layer within the limits of dating uncertainty (∼ 100 y). The widespread distribution of the YDB layer suggests that it may serve as a datum layer.

  9. Bayesian chronological analyses consistent with synchronous age of 12,835–12,735 Cal B.P. for Younger Dryas boundary on four continents

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    Kennett, James P.; Kennett, Douglas J.; Culleton, Brendan J.; Aura Tortosa, J. Emili; Bischoff, James L.; Bunch, Ted E.; Daniel, I. Randolph; Erlandson, Jon M.; Ferraro, David; Firestone, Richard B.; Goodyear, Albert C.; Israde-Alcántara, Isabel; Johnson, John R.; Jordá Pardo, Jesús F.; Kimbel, David R.; LeCompte, Malcolm A.; Lopinot, Neal H.; Mahaney, William C.; Moore, Andrew M. T.; Moore, Christopher R.; Ray, Jack H.; Stafford, Thomas W.; Tankersley, Kenneth Barnett; Wittke, James H.; Wolbach, Wendy S.; West, Allen

    2015-01-01

    The Younger Dryas impact hypothesis posits that a cosmic impact across much of the Northern Hemisphere deposited the Younger Dryas boundary (YDB) layer, containing peak abundances in a variable assemblage of proxies, including magnetic and glassy impact-related spherules, high-temperature minerals and melt glass, nanodiamonds, carbon spherules, aciniform carbon, platinum, and osmium. Bayesian chronological modeling was applied to 354 dates from 23 stratigraphic sections in 12 countries on four continents to establish a modeled YDB age range for this event of 12,835–12,735 Cal B.P. at 95% probability. This range overlaps that of a peak in extraterrestrial platinum in the Greenland Ice Sheet and of the earliest age of the Younger Dryas climate episode in six proxy records, suggesting a causal connection between the YDB impact event and the Younger Dryas. Two statistical tests indicate that both modeled and unmodeled ages in the 30 records are consistent with synchronous deposition of the YDB layer within the limits of dating uncertainty (∼100 y). The widespread distribution of the YDB layer suggests that it may serve as a datum layer. PMID:26216981

  10. "Two colours, one people?": the paradoxes of the multiracial union Calédonienne in the commune of Koné (New Caledonia, 1951-1977).

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    Trépied, Benoît

    2010-01-01

    Between the 1950s and the 1970s, New Caledonian politics were dominated by one major party, the Union Calédonienne (UC), supported by the vast majority of Kanak voters and a crucial minority of European voters. In retrospect, the multicultural project of the UC under the rubric 'two colours, one people' can seem quite surprising, as it was elaborated less than ten years after the end of a particularly oppressive colonial era and three decades before the emergence of radical Kanak demands for decolonisation. This paper analyses the ambiguous relationships between the UC and New Caledonia's colonial heritage through a micro-historical sociology of the party in the rural commune of Koné (northwest coast) that draws on both archival research and interviews. With regard to both colonial and socio-economic cleavages, the paper retraces the individual and collective trajectories of UC militants and elected members of the mairie (municipal council), to gain a better understanding of the local electoral success of the party. On the scale of Koné, the UC relied in practice on a complex articulation between diverse social logics of political affiliation: across colonial frontiers, within and among Kanak communities, 'little settlers' (petits colons), merchants, mining workers, and 'white' (or not so 'white') local populations.

  11. Landscape dynamics and fire activity since 6740 cal yr BP in the Cantabrian region (La Molina peat bog, Puente Viesgo, Spain)

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    Pérez-Obiol, R.; García-Codron, J. C.; Pèlachs, A.; Pérez-Haase, A.; Soriano, J. M.

    2016-03-01

    A lack of paleobotanic studies with adequate resolution and multiproxy approaches has limited proper discussion of vegetation dynamics in Cantabria and of the role of fires in the configuration of the plant landscape during the Holocene in the northwest part of the Iberian peninsula. The pollen diagram of La Molina peat bog in Puente Viesgo (43°15‧38″ N-3°58‧37″ W; ETRS89), located at 484 m.a.s.l., and the study of its sedimentary charcoals allowed the acquisition of a continuous and thorough fire sequence for the last 6700 cal yr BP and an understanding of its relationship to the forest. The results show the importance of human influence on the incidence and characteristics of fire activity during the different phases studied: the Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman period, and Middle Ages. A synergy seems to exist between dry climate periods (especially during Bond events 3 and 4) and a greater presence of biomass. As the Holocene advances, vegetation coverage clearly tends to decrease. This study provides key elements for understanding the role of fire activity in the forest dynamics of deciduous and evergreen Quercus, Corylus, Pinus, Fagus, and Alnus and demonstrates the strongly artificialized character of the present landscape.

  12. Development of an analytic method for arsenic's determination in lime and tortilla; Desarrollo de un metodo analitico para determinacion de arsenico en cal y tortilla

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    Huato Soberanis, Julio; Ogura, Tetsuya [Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco (Mexico)

    1995-02-01

    A spectrophotometric method to determine As in tortilla and lime has been optimized, modifying the AsH{sub 3} generator. The reaction between arsin (AsH{sub 3}){sub 4} and diethyldithiocarbamate of Ag (AgDDC); was followed spectrophotometrically. The conditions under which the As remains in the ash during the calcination of the tortillas were studied. It was found that when they were heated in a quartz tube with a careful control of the air flow and oxygen, as well as the heating temperature, the arsenic loss in minimized. [Spanish] Se ha optimizado el metodo para determinar As en la tortilla y cal mediante espectrometria en el visible del color producido en la reaccion entre Arsina (AsH{sub 3}){sub 4} y dietilditiocarbamato de plata (AgDDC); modificando el generador de AsH{sub 3}. Se han buscado las condiciones en las que el arsenico permanece en las cenizas de la calcinacion de las tortillas; encontrandose que las tortillas deben calentarse en un tubo de cuarzo con control del flujo de aire y oxigeno asi como de la temperatura de calentamiento.

  13. The Iberian-Roman Humid Period (2600-1600 cal yr BP) in the Zoñar Lake varve record (Andalucía, southern Spain)

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    Martín-Puertas, Celia; Valero-Garcés, Blas L.; Brauer, Achim; Mata, M. Pilar; Delgado-Huertas, Antonio; Dulski, Peter

    2009-03-01

    The Iberian-Roman Humid Period (IRHP, 2600-1600 cal yr BP), is the most humid phase of the last 4000 yr in southern Spain as recorded in the sedimentary sequence of Zoñar Lake (37°29'00″N, 4°41'22″ W, 300 m a.s.l.). A varve chronology supported by several AMS 14C dates allows study of the lake evolution at annual scale in response to human impact and climate changes. There are four climate phases within this period: i) gradual transition (2600-2500 yr ago, 650-550 BC) from a previous arid period; ii) the most humid interval during the Iberian-Early Roman Epoch (2500-2140 yr ago, 550-190 BC); iii) an arid interval during the Roman Empire Epoch (2140-1800 yr ago, 190 BC AD 150); and iv) a humid period synchronous with the decline of the Roman Empire (1800-1600 yr ago, AD 150-350). Varve thickness and geochemical proxies show a multi-decadal cyclicity similar to modern North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) (60, 20 years) and solar variability cycles (11 yr). The timing and the structure of this humid period is similar to that described in Eastern Mediterranean and northern European sites and supports the same large-scale climate control for northern latitudes and the Mediterranean region.

  14. Submillennial palynology and palaeoecology of the last glaciation at Taiquemó (˜50,000 cal yr, MIS 2 4) in southern Chile

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    Heusser, C. J.; Heusser, L. E.

    2006-03-01

    Stratigraphic palynology of core HE94-2B from a mire at Taiquemó (42.17°S, 73.60°W) on Isla Grande de Chiloé is one of the most closely sampled, continuous Pleistocene records in southern South America. Chronology of the 655-cm core that extends from Marine Isotope Stage (MIS) 4 through the Lateglacial is controlled by 27 finite radiocarbon dates. Sampled at 1-cm intervals, the high temporal resolution (mean ˜85 yr cm -1) captures short-term palaeoecological changes and successional restabilization of plant communities. Preponderance of Gramineae (grass) with Nothofagus dombeyi type (southern beech) characterizing Subantarctic Parkland under a cold climate in MIS 4 was followed by a conspicuously milder interval that lasted for some ten millennia in MIS 3. Of greater frequency and diversity at this time were more thermophilic taxa associated with North Patagonian Evergreen Forest ( Podocarpus, Pilgerodendron type , Pseudopanax, Myrtaceae). Subsequently with increasing cold and hyperhumidity, N. dombeyi type-Gramineae assemblages that included Subantarctic Parkland indicator taxa ( Lepidothamnus, Astelia, Gaimardia) increased stepwise in MIS 2-3. Parkland maxima in MIS 2 during the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) date to glacial advances between ˜17,800 and 33,400 cal yr BP. On deglaciation, Lateglacial North Patagonian Evergreen Forest was subject to short-term stadial and interstadial climatic fluctuations. The high-resolution Taiquemó pollen record details and supports previous conclusions of interhemispheric synchrony of climatic and glacial events.

  15. The impact of threshold language assistance programming on the accessibility of mental health services for persons with limited English proficiency in the Medi-Cal setting.

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    McClellan, Sean R; Wu, Frances M; Snowden, Lonnie R

    2012-06-01

    Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits federal funds recipients from providing care to limited English proficiency (LEP) persons more limited in scope or lower in quality than care provided to others. In 1999, the California Department of Mental Health implemented a "threshold language access policy" to meet its Title VI obligations. Under this policy, Medi-Cal agencies must provide language assistance programming in a non-English language where a county's Medical population contains either 3000 residents or 5% speakers of that language. We examine the impact of threshold language policy-required language assistance programming on LEP persons' access to mental health services by analyzing the county-level penetration rate of services for Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese speakers across 34 California counties, over 10 years of quarterly data. Exploiting a time series with nonequivalent control group study design, we studied this phenomena using linear regression with random county effects to account for trends over time. Threshold language policy-required assistance programming led to an immediate and significant increase in the penetration rate of mental health services for Russian (8.2, P language speaking persons. Threshold language assistance programming was effective in increasing mental health access for Russian and Vietnamese, but not for Spanish-speaking LEP persons.

  16. Woodland vegetation history and human impacts in south-central Anatolia 16,000-6500 cal BP: Anthracological results from five prehistoric sites in the Konya plain

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    Kabukcu, Ceren

    2017-11-01

    This article addresses the development and palaeoecological history of woodland vegetation in the inland high-altitude plateaux of south-central Anatolia using wood charcoal remains from the sites of Pınarbaşı, Boncuklu, Can Hasan III, Çatalhöyük East, and Çatalhöyük West spanning the period ∼16,000-6500 cal BP. The anthracological evidence highlights the role of Juniperus, Amygdalus and Pistacia as pioneer species during periods of woodland expansion in south-central Anatolia when temperatures started to increase following the Last Glacial Maximum (evidenced at Epipalaeolithic Pınarbaşı). During the early Holocene, three habitation sites (Boncuklu, Can Hasan III, Pınarbaşı A) provide evidence for the presence of diverse semi-arid and riparian woodland habitats in the Konya plain of south-central Anatolia. The anthracological data provide insights into the establishment and spread of regionally significant woodland vegetation types such as the oak and juniper-dominated semi-arid steppe woodlands. It is argued that within the context of early Holocene climatic amelioration, and the first sedentary communities practising agro-pastoral economies, anthropogenic woodland habitats were established.

  17. Simplest neutral singlet C2E4 (E = Al, Ga, In, and Tl) global minima with double planar tetracoordinate carbons: equivalence of C2 moieties in C2E4 to carbon centers in CAl4(2-) and CAl5(+).

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    Wu, Yan-Bo; Lu, Hai-Gang; Li, Si-Dian; Wang, Zhi-Xiang

    2009-04-09

    Ab initio and DFT calculations have been carried out to search for the simplest neutral singlet species with double planar tetracoordinate carbons (dptCs) [the "simplest" means the species containing the least number (six) and types (two) of atoms]. Under the restrictions to the possible models (M1-M4) with dptCs and to the singlet electronic states, the B3LYP/6-31+G* scanning on the candidates, C(2)E(4) (E = the second- and third-row main group elements), only led to two minima (D(2h) C(2)Al(4) and C(2h) C(2)Be(4)) with stable DFT wave functions. The extensions to the heavier elements after the fourth row in the IIA and IIIA groups revealed that the D(2h) C(2)E(4) (E = Ga, In, and Tl) are also minima with dptCs but C(2)Ca(4) (C(2h)) is a first-order saddle point. Extensive explorations at the DFT level on their potential energy surfaces (PESs) further confirmed that the D(2h) C(2)E(4) (E = Al, Ga, In, and Tl) are the global minima, but the C(2h) C(2)Be(4) is a local minimum. The optimizations at the MP2 level distorted the D(2h) C(2)E(4) (E = Ga, In, and Tl) slightly and the distortion energies are less than 0.02 kcal/mol. The C(2)E(4) (E = Al, Ga, In, and Tl) with dptCs are 18.0, 18.3, 13.4, and 12.2 kcal/mol energetically more favorable than their nearest isomers, respectively, at the CCSD(T)//MP2 level with aug-cc-pVTZ for C and Al and aug-cc-pVTZ-PP for Ga, In, and Tl basis set. The substantial energy differences suggest their promise to be experimentally realized. The strong peak on the C(2)Al(4)(-) component in the time-of-flight mass spectrum from laser vaporization of a mixed graphite/aluminum may relate to the D(2h) C(2)Al(4) global minimum. The analyses of the electronic structures of C(2)Al(4) (D(2h)), CAl(4)(2-) (D(4h)) and CAl(5)(+)(D(5h)) indicates that the C(2) moiety in C(2)Al(4) is the equivalence of carbon centers in CAl(4)(2-) and CAl(5)(+) and unveils the reasons for their stability. The electronic structures of C(2)Al(4) and ethene are

  18. Perfil calórico do leite pasteurizado no banco de leite humano de um hospital escola Perfil calórico de la leche pasteurizada en el banco de leche humana de un hospital escuela en Londrina, Paraná, Brasil Caloric profile of pasteurized milk in the human milk bank at a university hospital

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Conhecer o perfil calórico e higiênico sanitário do leite humano do Banco de Leite Humano do Hospital Universitário de Londrina. MÉTODOS: Estudo quantitativo transversal do levantamento de dados obtidos de fontes secundárias de registros dos exames de teor calórico, avaliado pelo crematócrito, e da titulação de acidez pelo método de Dornic do leite humano, coletado pelo Banco de Leite Humano do Hospital Universitário de Londrina. RESULTADOS: Entre 2006 e 2009, foram analisadas 30.846 amostras de leite humano de doadoras de várias localidades, totalizando 5.869L de leite coletado e distribuído. Deste leite humano pasteurizado, 53,5% foi classificado como hipocalórico (menos que 580kcal/L, 36,4% como calórico e 8,3% como hipercalórico (maior que 711kcal/L. De acordo com as várias localidades de origem dos leites, o Banco de Leite Humano de Londrina foi o local onde se observou uma maior quantidade de doação nas três classificações. Ao exame da titulação de acidez Dornic do leite humano coletado, encontrou-se 60,8% com valores entre 4,1º e 8,0º Dornic. CONCLUSÕES: Grande parte do leite coletado é hipocalórica e está própria para o consumo em relação ao perfil higiênico sanitário. É preciso intensificar a coleta deste alimento para atender à demanda de leite hipercalórico para os recém-nascidos prematuros.OBJETIVO: Conocer el perfil calórico de la leche humana del Banco de Leche Humana del Hospital Universitario de Londrina y el perfil higiénico sanitario obtenido por el examen de titulación de acidez Dornic. MÉTODOS: Estudio cuantitativo transversal del inventario de datos obtenidos de fuentes secundarias de registros de los exámenes de tenor calórico, evaluado por el crematócrito, y de la titulación de acidez por el método de Dornic de la leche humana, recogida por el Banco de Leche Humana del Hospital Universitario de Londrina. RESULTADOS: Entre 2006 y 2009 fueron analizadas 30

  19. Sobre lectura y escritura en Chile

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    Grínor Rojo

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Los estudios de los últimos años realizados en Chile sobre lectura, competencia de lectura y lectura de noticias sobre política, revelan valores negativos que rondan el 50. Estos datos, a los que se suman los cuarenta millones de analfabetos en América Latina, están en la base del rechazo en este artículo de la afirmación de la muerte del libro y de la frívola fe en el reemplazo del libro por el uso de las tecnologías de la información y la comunicación (llenar de computadoras las escuelas, insistiendo en cambio en atender seriamente a los lazos entre razón, libro y lectura en el desarrollo individual y de la sociedad

  20. 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”.