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  1. Implementing Audio-CASI on Windows’ Platforms

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    Cooley, Philip C.; Turner, Charles F.

    1998-01-01

    Audio computer-assisted self interviewing (Audio-CASI) technologies have recently been shown to provide important and sometimes dramatic improvements in the quality of survey measurements. This is particularly true for measurements requiring respondents to divulge highly sensitive information such as their sexual, drug use, or other sensitive behaviors. However, DOS-based Audio-CASI systems that were designed and adopted in the early 1990s have important limitations. Most salient is the poor ...

  2. Determination αs and sin2Θw from measurements of the total hadronic cross section in e+e- annihilation

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    We have measured the total normalized cross section R for the process e+e- → hadrons at centre-of-mass energies between 14.0 and 46.8 GeV based on an integrated luminosity of 60.3 pb-1. The data are well described by the standard SU(3)cxSU(2)LxU(1) model with the production of the five known quarks. No open production of a sixth quark with charge 2/3 or 1/3 occurs below a centre-of-mass energy of 46.6 or 46.3 GeV, respectively. A fitting procedure which takes the correlations between measurements into account was used to determine the electroweak mixing angle sin2θw and the strong coupling constant αs(s) in second-order QCD. We applied this procedure to the CELLO data and in addition included the data from other experiments at PETRA and PEP. Both fits give consistent results. The fit to the combined data yields αs(342 GeV2) = 0.165 ± 0.030, and sin2θw = 0.236 ± 0.020. Fixing sin2θw at the world average value of 0.23 yields αs(342 GeV2) = 0.169 ± 0.025. (orig.)

  3. CASIS Fact Sheet: Hardware and Facilities

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    Solomon, Michael R.; Romero, Vergel

    2016-01-01

    Vencore is a proven information solutions, engineering, and analytics company that helps our customers solve their most complex challenges. For more than 40 years, we have designed, developed and delivered mission-critical solutions as our customers' trusted partner. The Engineering Services Contract, or ESC, provides engineering and design services to the NASA organizations engaged in development of new technologies at the Kennedy Space Center. Vencore is the ESC prime contractor, with teammates that include Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Sierra Lobo, Nelson Engineering, EASi, and Craig Technologies. The Vencore team designs and develops systems and equipment to be used for the processing of space launch vehicles, spacecraft, and payloads. We perform flight systems engineering for spaceflight hardware and software; develop technologies that serve NASA's mission requirements and operations needs for the future. Our Flight Payload Support (FPS) team at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) provides engineering, development, and certification services as well as payload integration and management services to NASA and commercial customers. Our main objective is to assist principal investigators (PIs) integrate their science experiments into payload hardware for research aboard the International Space Station (ISS), commercial spacecraft, suborbital vehicles, parabolic flight aircrafts, and ground-based studies. Vencore's FPS team is AS9100 certified and a recognized implementation partner for the Center for Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS

  4. Hydriding and dehydriding properties of CaSi

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    The hydriding and dehydriding properties of CaSi were investigated both theoretically and experimentally. First-principles calculations suggested that CaSiH n is thermodynamically stable. Experimentally, the p -c isotherms clearly demonstrated plateau pressures in a temperature range of 473-573 K and the maximum hydrogen content was 1.9 weight % (wt.%) under a hydrogen pressure of 9 MPa at 473 K. The structure of CaSiH n is different from those of ZrNi hydrides, although CaSi has the CrB-type structure as well as ZrNi

  5. The 3R polymorph of CaSi2

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    The Zintl phase CaSi2 commonly occurs in the 6R structure where puckered hexagon layers of Si atoms are stacked in an AA′BB′CC′ fashion. In this study we show that sintering of CaSi2 in a hydrogen atmosphere (30 bar) at temperatures between 200 and 700 °C transforms 6R-CaSi2 quantitatively into 3R-CaSi2. In the 3R polymorph (space group R-3m (no. 166), a=3.8284(1), c=15.8966(4), Z=3) puckered hexagon layers are stacked in an ABC fashion. The volume per formula unit is about 3% larger compared to 6R-CaSi2. First principles density functional calculations reveal that 6R and 3R-CaSi2 are energetically degenerate at zero Kelvin. With increasing temperature 6R-CaSi2 stabilizes over 3R because of its higher entropy. This suggests that 3R-CaSi2 should revert to 6R at elevated temperatures, which however is not observed up to 800 °C. 3R-CaSi2 may be stabilized by small amounts of incorporated hydrogen and/or defects. - Graphical abstract: The common 6R form of CaSi2 can be transformed quantitatively into 3R-CaSi2 upon sintering in a hydrogen atmosphere. - Highlights: • Quantitative and reproducible bulk synthesis of the rare 3R polymorph of CaSi2. • Clarification of the energetic relation between 3R and conventional 6R form. • 3R-CaSi2 is presumably stabilized by small amounts of incorporated hydrogen and/or defects

  6. Atmospheric correction of multiple flightline hyperspectral data (CASI-3)

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    Asmat, A.; Milton, E.J.; Atkinson, P. M.

    2008-01-01

    Multiple parallel airborne flightlines are often necessary to provide the areal coverage desired, but standardisation to a common unit such as reflectance can be difficult, particularly where errors in the transform may be propagated sequentially through adjacent flightlines. This paper proposes a method for transformation to reflectance for such multiple flightlines based on an additional orthogonal flightline. The method is demonstrated for the CASI-2 data provided by the Environment Agency...

  7. La cayorra sin patente

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    Herzovich, Guido

    2013-01-01

    En otro tiempo, tal vez la cayorra sin patente hubiera podido aspirar a las páginas del Manual de zoología fantástica de Borges, donde América Latina, generalmente tan prolífica en bestias, aportaba sin embargo únicamente una : la chancha con cadenas, oriunda de la ciudad de Córdoba. Para las autoridades (incluidas las literarias), la cayorra fue seguramente en aquel tiempo tan furtiva como la chancha, aunque sin duda más ubicua. Cuando se la quería avistar, también esta "cayorra" de la front...

  8. Geschichte des SIN

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    Pritzker, Andreas

    2013-01-01

    Dieses Buch erzählt die Geschichte des Schweizerischen Instituts für Nuklearforschung (SIN). Das Institut wurde 1968 gegründet und ging 1988 ins Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) über. Die Gründung des SIN erfolgte in einer Zeit, als die Physik weitherum als Schlüsseldisziplin für die technologische und gesellschaftliche Entwicklung galt. Der Schritt war für ein kleines Land wie die Schweiz ungewöhnliche und zeugte von Mut und Weitsicht. Ungewöhnlich waren der Folge die Leistungen des SIN im weltweiten Vergleich sowie sein Einfluss auf die schweizerische, teils auf die internationale Wissenschaftspolitik.

  9. Efecto del fotoperiodo y la razón camarón:macroalga en la remoción de nitrógeno amoniacal total por Gracilaria vermiculophylla, en cultivo con Litopenaeus vannamei, sin recambio de agua

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    Adolfo Sánchez-Romero

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluó el efecto del fotoperiodo y la relación de biomasa camarón:macroalga en la remoción de nitrógeno amoniacal total (NAT, por la macroalga Gracilaria vermiculophylla, en cultivo con camarón Litopenaeus vannamei, sin recambio de agua. Se evaluaron cuatro fotoperiodos: 12:12, 14:10, 16:08 y 24:00 h de luz:oscuridad y dos relaciones de biomasa camarón:macroalga, 1:4 y 1:8. El diseño experimental fue factorial de 4x2 con cuatro réplicas por tratamiento. Las menores concentraciones de NAT (0,55 ± 0,17 mg L-1, N-NO² (0,145 ± 0,29 mg L-1 y N-NO3 (3,13 ± 0,73 mg L-1 se registraron en la relación 1:8. Las mayores tasas de crecimiento de la macroalga (3,07 ± 1,44% día-1 se obtuvieron con fotoperiodo de 24:00 h y relación de biomasa 1:8. La mayor tasa de incorporación de N en la macroalga (0,31 ± 0,12 mg N L-1 día-1 ocurrió en las mismas condiciones. El crecimiento del camarón fue similar al reportado en sistemas tradicionales de recirculación. La integración de G. vermiculophylla en el sistema sin recambio, fue capaz de mantener los niveles de compuestos nitrogenados tóxicos en niveles favorables para el crecimiento de L. vannamei.

  10. Development and Validation of the Single Item Narcissism Scale (SINS)

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    Konrath, Sara; Meier, Brian P.; Bushman, Brad J.

    2014-01-01

    Main Objectives The narcissistic personality is characterized by grandiosity, entitlement, and low empathy. This paper describes the development and validation of the Single Item Narcissism Scale (SINS). Although the use of longer instruments is superior in most circumstances, we recommend the SINS in some circumstances (e.g. under serious time constraints, online studies). Methods In 11 independent studies (total N = 2,250), we demonstrate the SINS' psychometric properties. Results The SINS ...

  11. Using Touch Screen Audio-CASI to Obtain Data on Sensitive Topics

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    Cooley, Philip C.; Rogers, Susan M; Turner, Charles F.; Al-Tayyib, Alia A.; Willis, Gordon; Ganapathi, Laxminarayana

    2001-01-01

    This paper describes a new interview data collection system that uses a laptop personal computer equipped with a touch-sensitive video monitor. The touch-screen-based audio computer-assisted self-interviewing system, or touch screen audio-CASI, enhances the ease of use of conventional audio CASI systems while simultaneously providing the privacy of self-administered questionnaires. We describe touch screen audio-CASI design features and operational characteristics. In addition, we present dat...

  12. The role of field spectroscopy in airborne sensor calibration: the example of the NERC CASI

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    Rollin, E.M.; Milton, E. J.; Anderson, K.

    2002-01-01

    This paper reports on a preliminary experiment to undertake in-flight radiance calibration validation (cal-val) of the NERC CASI. The approach involved comparing CASI radiance values of a single, wellcharacterised target with synchronised measurements of target radiance obtained at the ground with a calibrated spectroradiometer. CASI data were obtained at two altitudes: 853m and 3109m, in spatial mode using the default vegetation band-set. For the lower altitude image, there...

  13. Los humanos sin derechos

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    Lucas, Javier de

    2009-01-01

    ''Los humanos sin derechos'', Javier De Lucas. Clase de inauguración del Máster en Derechos Humanos, Democracia y Justicia Internacional. 19 octubre 2009, Facultat de Dret Universitat de ValènciaDuración: 1H 15M

  14. Plasma total homocysteine in Brazilian overweight and non-overweight adolescents: a case-control study Homocisteína plasmática total en adolescentes brasileños con y sin sobrepeso: un estudio de casos-control

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    R. S. Brasileiro

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To test the hypothesis that overweight adolescents have higher plasma total homocysteine (tHcy levels than non-overweight adolescents and to explore the association between plasma tHcy levels with folate, vitamin B12 and some risk factors for CVD in both groups. Methods: A case-control study conductec with 239 adolescentes aged 15-19 years in the city of São Paulo, Brazil; 86 overweight and 153 non-overweight frequency matched by age, gender, pubertal and socioeconomic status. tHcy, folate, vitamin B12, lipid profile, glucose, insulin and insulin resistance were measured. Results: No significant differences were found in tHcy, folate and vitamin B12 levels between overweight and non-overweight groups. The geometric means of tHcy were elevated in both groups (overweight: 11.8 µmol/L; non-overweight: 11.6 µmol/L higher for boys than for girls (P ≤ 0.001. Folate deficiency was identified in 68.6% of total studied population. Triacylglycerol, LDL cholesterol, insulin resistance were higher and HDL cholesterol was lower in overweight that non-overweight adolescents. In the multiple linear regression model, in overweight group, tHcy was independently associated with age (P = 0.041, sex (P = 0.004 and folate (P = 0.022 and in non-overweight group, with age (P = 0.049, sex (P Objetivo: Probar la hipótesis de que los adolescentes con sobrepeso tienen mayores concentraciones plasmáticas de homocisteína total (tHcy que los adolescentes sin sobrepeso, y explorar la asociación entre las concentraciones plasmáticas de tHcy con folato, vitamina B12 y algunos factores de riesgo de ECV en ambos grupos. Métodos: Estudio de casos-control realizado en 239 adolescentes de edades entre los 15-19 años, de la ciudad de Sao Paulo, Brasil; 86 tenían sobrepeso y 153 no, emparejados por edad, sexo, estado puberal y socioeconómico. Se midieron tHcy, folato, vitamina B12, perfil lipídico, glucosa, insulina y resistencia a insulina. Resultados: no se

  15. The comprehensive aerospace index (CASI): Tracking the economic performance of the aerospace industry

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    Mattedi, Adriana Prest; Mantegna, Rosario Nunzio; Ramos, Fernando Manuel; Rosa, Reinaldo Roberto

    2008-12-01

    In this paper, we described the Comprehensive AeroSpace Index (CASI), a financial index aimed at representing the economic performance of the aerospace industry. CASI is build upon a data set of approximately 20 years of daily close prices set, from January 1987 to June 2007, from a comprehensive sample of leading aerospace-related companies with stocks negotiated on the New York Exchange (NYSE) and on the over-the-counter (OTC) markets. We also introduced the sub-indices CASI-AERO, for aeronautical segment, and CASI-SAT, for satellite segment, and considered the relation between them. These three indices are compared to others aerospace indices and to more traditional general financial indices like DJIA, S&P500 and Nasdaq. Our results have shown that the CASI is an index that describes very well the aerospace sector behavior, since it is able to reflect the aeronautical segment comportment as well as the satellite one. Therefore, in this sense, it can be considered as a representative index of the aerospace sector. Moreover, the creation of two sub-indices, the CASI-AERO and the CASI-SAT, allows to elucidate capital movements within the aerospace sector, particularly those of speculative nature, like the dot.com bubble and crash of 1998-2001.

  16. Measurements of sin

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    A review of the most recent measurements of the CP violating parameter sin 2β from LEP and CDF is reported. These yield an average value of sin 2β=0.91±0.35, giving a confidence level that CP violation in the B system has been observed of almost 99%. (author)

  17. Presentations of the SINS Symposium

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    The goal of the symposium was presentation of the scientific researches performed at Soltan Institute for Scientific Research (SINS) as well as their far-reaching directions. Symposium was directed to all scientific workers of the SINS, invited specialist as well as to non-specialists. Presentations were performed mainly by young physicists (postgraduates and post-docs)

  18. Applicazione delle linee guida nazionali nell'attivitá di notifica di casi di legionellosi

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    E. Corsano

    2003-05-01

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    Obiettivi: é noto che effettuare diagnosi di Legionellosi risulta difficile a causa della sovrapposizione della sintomatologia con altre forme di polmonite. Questo spiega, in parte, perché i casi di Legionellosi siano sottostimati. I metodi diagnostici disponibili, sebbene richiedano tempi relativamente lunghi, sono necessari per l’esatta stima di prevalenza della Legionellosi e per gli eventuali interventi preventivi.

    Metodi: nell’Azienda Ospedaliera “G. Panico” di Tricase, seguendo i criteri delle Linee Guida della Legionellosi (G.U. 5 maggio 2000 n. 103 durante la degenza dei pazienti che presentavano segni clinici ed obiettivi di polmonite sono state eseguite indagini radiologiche (Rx Torace, TAC, esami di laboratorio (espettorato, sangue, urina ed avviata terapia antibiotica (macrolidi e cefalosporine di III generazione. L’antigene urinario e le IgG anti-Legionella (metodo IFA, sono stati determinati in collaborazione con il Laboratorio di riferimento Regionale.

    Risultati: nel periodo ottobre 2001 gennaio 2003 sono stati notificati nel nostro ospedale 11 casi di Legionellosi accertati da indagini clinico-strumentali e di laboratorio: tutti i casi avevano titoli anticorpali abbastanza elevati, confermati poi da un secondo controllo a distanza di tempo. Solo due hanno presentato una positività per l’antigene urinario. All’atto della dimissione, per il 63.6% dei casi è stato documentato un miglioramento delle condizioni clinico-laboratoristico-strumentali, nel 18.2% si è avuta una effettiva guarigione. La letalità è stata pari al 18.2%. In tutti casi si è provveduto alla sorveglianza ambientale.

    Considerazioni: i nostri dati evidenziano che i casi di Legionellosi registrati sono stati tutti di tipo comunitario. Una corretta applicazione delle Linee Guida nel sistema di notifica permette l’avvio dell’attività di prevenzione oltre

  19. A conserved function of C. elegans CASY-1 calsyntenin in associative learning.

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    Frédéric J Hoerndli

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Whole-genome association studies in humans have enabled the unbiased discovery of new genes associated with human memory performance. However, such studies do not allow for a functional or causal testing of newly identified candidate genes. Since polymorphisms in Calsyntenin 2 (CLSTN2 showed a significant association with episodic memory performance in humans, we tested the C. elegans CLSTN2 ortholog CASY-1 for possible functions in the associative behavior of C. elegans. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Using three different associative learning paradigms and functional rescue experiments, we show that CASY-1 plays an important role during associative learning in C. elegans. Furthermore, neuronal expression of human CLSTN2 in C. elegans rescues the learning defects of casy-1 mutants. Finally, genetic interaction studies and neuron-specific expression experiments suggest that CASY-1 may regulate AMPA-like GLR-1 glutamate receptor signaling. CONCLUSION/SIGNIFICANCE: Our experiments demonstrate a remarkable conservation of the molecular function of Calsyntenins between nematodes and humans and point at a role of C. elegans casy-1 in regulating a glutamate receptor signaling pathway.

  20. Presentations of the SINS Symposium

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    The goal of the symposium was presentation of the scientific researches performed at Soltan Institute for Scientific Research (SINS) as well as their far-reaching directions. Symposium was directed to all scientific workers of the SINS, invited specialist as well as to non-specialists. Presentations were performed mainly by young physicists (postgraduates and post-docs). In Symposium took part over 100 persons

  1. Sopravvivenza per tumori nella provincia di Sassari: una verifica sui casi incidenti degli anni 1992-1996

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    Budroni, M.; Pirino, D.; De Monti, M; Sechi, O; A. Azzena; Cesaraccio, R; N. Fara; A. Porcu; Saba, A.

    2003-01-01

    Lo studio della sopravvivenza è essenziale ai fini della programmazione sanitaria. Essa presenta una grande variabilità in funzione della diversa tipologia del tumore, al grado della completezza delle informazioni e delle varianti organizzative aziendali. Questo studio analizza la sopravvivenza dei casi incidenti di tumore rilevati nella provincia di Sassari dal 1992 al 1996. Sono stati presi in esame tutti i casi di tumore primitivo, cute esclusa (9843 casi, di cui 8239 utili per il calcolo ...

  2. Un escenario sin territorio

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    Al Muhtadi Iriqat, Rania

    2009-01-01

    El Teatro Palestino, como todo el teatro en los distintos países árabes, tuvo sus propias dificultades en sus primeras etapas. Al principio costó mucho el ir dándole forma a la creación del arte teatral. Por muchas razones la ausencia de la participación de la mujer en el arte teatral de este país fue total en los principios. En esto tuvo parte importante el Islam, ya que para los más puritanos, esta religión prohibía el poder presentar actuaciones teatrales por ser una creación de gen...

  3. Aprendizajes en la educación sin escuela / Learning in homeschooling and unschooling education

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    García López, Erwin Fabián

    2010-01-01

    Mediante este trabajo de grado presento el contexto teórico y expongo los resultados de nuestra investigación autoetnográfica y etnográfica que hemos desarrollado a partir de la siguiente pregunta general: ¿Cómo se construyen los aprendizajes en la educación sin escuela? La problemática que se abre mediante esta pregunta abarca los siguientes campos temáticos: la ideología de la escolaridad como principal o casi única manera de entender la educación y los aprendizajes, las relaciones de poder...

  4. Invasive species change detection using artificial neural networks and CASI hyperspectral imagery

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    For monitoring and controlling the extent and intensity of an invasive species, a direct multi-date image classification method was applied in invasive species (saltcedar) change detection in the study area of Lovelock, Nevada. With multi-date Compact Airborne Spectrographic Imager (CASI) hyperspec...

  5. Dissolution of ettringite in presence of CaO-SiO2-H2O gel at Ca/Si>1

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    This paper presents the dissolution of ettringite (AFt) in presence of calcium silicate hydrate (C-S-H) gel at Ca/Si>1 for improving the reliability of the long-term safety assessment of radioactive waste disposal. In this work, dissolution experiments were performed using ICP-AES in C-S-H gel at Ca/Si=1.0, 1.2 and 1.47 coexisting with AFt of which amount was 5% of mol corresponding to each C-S-H gel. Individual experiments for each amount of AFt were also carried out for comparison between the aqueous concentrations in both systems. In C-S-H gel coexisting with AFt system, SO42- total concentrations arising due to the dissolution of AFt were observed to be a function of Ca/Si ratio in C-S-H gel. Aqueous AI(OH)4- concentration was not measured by ICP-AES indicating that Al(OH)4- has more interaction than SO42- with C-S-H gel. The variations of these concentrations in C-S-H gel coexisting with AFt system may be due to the ionic substitution between their structures and also adsorptions on C-S-H gel mainly. (author)

  6. Personas sin hogar y discapacidad

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    Panadero Herrero, Sonia; Pérez-Lozao Gallego, Miguel

    2014-01-01

    Este artículo presenta los principales resultados del primer trabajo de investigación específico sobre personas sin hogar y discapacidad llevado a cabo en España. Dicho estudio se llevó a cabo en dos fases secuenciales. La Fase 1 perseguía cuantificar la existencia de discapacidad entre el colectivo de personas sin hogar para, en la Fase 2, profundizar en la situación de estas personas. Los resultados de la Fase 1, en la que se recogió información sobre 695 personas, mostraron una importante...

  7. Obstrução nasal total: estudo morfofuncional de um caso de sinéquia de palato mole e paredes faríngeas pós blastomicose Total nasal obstruction: a morphofunctional case study of post blastomicose palato and pharynx's lesion

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    Camila Queiroz de Moraes Silveira Di Ninno

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available TEMA: identificar as alterações morfofuncionais decorrentes de quinze anos de obstrução nasal total em um caso de sinéquia de palato mole e paredes faríngeas pós blastomicose. PROCEDIMENTOS: o trabalho foi baseado no estudo de caso de um adulto do gênero feminino, de 26 anos de idade, que chegou a um centro especializado em deformidades craniofaciais, com a queixa de não conseguir respirar pelo nariz. Sua dificuldade respiratória é decorrente de uma aderência total do palato mole com as paredes faríngeas, como sequela da blastomicose que teve no palato aos 11 anos de idade. RESULTADOS: na entrevista, a paciente relatou queixa de cefaléia, halitose, pouco rendimento físico, sonolência diurna e sono agitado durante a noite. Referiu também anosmia, mastigação lenta e engasgos frequentes. Durante a avaliação, observou-se respiração exclusivamente oral do tipo superior, mastigação bilateral alternada e lenta, deglutição adaptada e ressonância hiponasal de grau grave. Observou-se ainda face longa, perfil convexo, mandíbula retruída e olheiras. Os lábios da paciente encontravam-se entreabertos e ressecados, sendo o superior fino e o inferior evertido e avolumado e o palato duro apresenta-se atrésico, estreito e profundo. CONCLUSÃO: as características da paciente em questão são compatíveis com a Síndrome do Respirador Oral e pode-se supor que sejam consequências morfofuncionais de uma obstrução nasal total.BACKGROUND: to identify the consequences that arising from fifteen years of total nasal obstruction in a case of post blastomicose palato and pharynx's lesion. PROCEDURES: this article was based on a case report of a 26-years-old female subject, who came to a specialized center on craniofacial deformities, complaining about her mouth breathing. Her respiratory difficulty stems from a total tack of palate and pharynx, as a blastomicose sequel that she had when 11-year-old. RESULTS: during the interview, the

  8. Resultados de la investigación participativa en la Milpa Sin Quema

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    Heriberto E. Cuanalo-de la Cerda; Rafael Alejandro Uicab-Covoh

    2006-01-01

    La Milpa de roza, tumba y quema es el cultivo asociado de maíz, frijoles y calabazas, y ha sido el sistema tradicional de producción de alimentos de los habitantes de Yucatán, México. Sin embargo, el período de barbecho (descanso) se ha acortado paulatinamente, de más de 18 años a un promedio de siete años, disminuyendo a casi la mitad el rendimiento e incrementando los costos de producción. Las Milpas Sin Quema se han obtenido mediante investigación participativa en 1996 y 1997. Aquí se pre...

  9. Mapping of coral reefs using hyperspectral CASI data; a case study: Fordata, Tanimbar, Indonesia

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    Bertels, L.; Vanderstraete, T.; Van Coillie, S.; Knaeps, E.; Sterckx, S.; Goossens, R.; Deronde, B

    2008-01-01

    Airborne remote sensing with a CASI-550 sensor has been used to map the benthic coverage and the bottom topography of the Pulau Nukaha coral reef located in the Tanimbar Archipelago (Southeast Moluccas, Eastern Indonesia). The image classification method adopted was performed in three steps. Firstly, five geomorphological reef components were identified using a supervised spectral angle mapping algorithm in combination with data collected during the field survey, i.e. benthic cover type, perc...

  10. Tratamiento kinésico de la ruptura total del tendón del músculo supraespinoso con y sin intervención quirúrgica

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    Aldana, Emauel

    2015-01-01

    La ruptura total del tendón del músculo del supraespinoso es una lesión que ocurre por la existencia anterior de un proceso de naturaleza traumática, inflamatoria o degenerativa, quedando una zona vulnerable y dolorosa, presentando limitaciones articulares y debilidad muscular. Esta patología afecta con mayor frecuencia a personas de edades avanzadas. Objetivo general: Evaluar la evolución de los pacientes que sufrieron rupturas totales tendinosas del músculo supraespinoso con ...

  11. Haunted and the Seven Deadly Sins

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    Buike, Inese; Kindler, Marie; Jensen, Mikkel; Bayona, Susana

    2016-01-01

    This project argues for an intertextual link between the 2005 novel Haunted and the Christian doctrine of sin. The project will explore Gothic literature, theological developments within Christianity, the concept of the seven deadly sins, and more.

  12. Entrevista a Adela Cortina: sin solidaridad, sin ternura, sin responsabilidad, no hay democracia

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    Cortina Orts, Adela; Barreto Gama, Juanita María; Estrada Mesa, Ángela María; Gómez R., Ofelia; López Caicedo, Luis Bernardo

    1997-01-01

    La filósofa española Adela Cortina vino a Santafé de Bogotá en el mes de Agosto de 1996, invitada por Ecopetrol. Cortina es autora de libros de amplia circulación nacional e internacional; entre ellos se destacan "Ética Mínima", "Ética sin moral" y "Ética Aplicada y Democracia Radical". Adela Cortina es una exponente del amplio y creciente grupo de filósofas e investigadoras que se interrogan sobre las implicaciones del patriarcalismo en los procesos de producción de conocimiento y en el acon...

  13. Difusión caótica en sistemas hamiltonianos casi-integrables

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    MESTRE, MARTÍN FEDERICO

    2012-01-01

    En esta tesis se avanza en el conocimiento de los procesos difusivos que tienen lugar en el espacio de acciones de sistemas Hamiltonianos casi-integrables. Fundamentalmente, se estudia la difusión de Arnold que tiene lugar a lo largo de una resonancia, considerando un flujo Hamiltoniano con tres grados de libertad cuya superficie de energía no perturbada es convexa en el espacio de acciones. Además, se estudia la difusión en un mapa simpléctico 4D a priori inestable, sobre el cual se apli...

  14. Hacia una psicoterapia sin adjetivos

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    Miguel Sorín

    1994-01-01

    Full Text Available En un análisis crítico de los sistemas psicoterapéuticos contemporáneos, el autor comienza señalando que los progresos en medicina han sido mucho mayores que en psiquiatría. Afirma que los avances deben darse básicamente desde la psicología. Se pregunta cuál ha sido la evolución y el progreso de la psicoterapia. Afirma que la prevalencia del psicoanálisis en algunos países no es necesariamente criterio de verdad y legitimidad científica del sistema freudiano. Al indagar si han evolucionado las psicoterapias considera que algunas se cerraron, como el psicoanálisis, otras evolucionaron y se ampliaron como el conductismo. Hoy la terapia del comportamiento se ha separado considerablemente del conductismo original. La solución no es el eclecticismo. Se necesita ser congruente y sistemático. La solución es una psicoterapia sin adjetivos

  15. Une coupe de la province volcanique Caraïbe : premiers résultats de la campagne sismique Casis 2A transect of the Caribbean volcanic province: first results of the seismic cruise CASIS2

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    Mauffret, Alain; Leroy, Sylvie; d'Acremont, Élia; Maillard, Agnès; de Lépinay, Bernard Mercier; Dos Reis, Antonio Tadeu; Miller, Naghieb; Nercessian, Alexandre; Pérez-Vega, Roberto; Perez, Diorys

    2001-11-01

    The eastwards motion of the Caribbean plate is supposed to be related to a Cretaceous flip of subduction from eastwards to westwards vergence. However, we do not observe on the seismic profiles recorded during the CASIS 2 cruise any evidence of subduction beneath the Aves Ridge and Nicaragua Rise. Aves volcanic arc has been probably formed after the collision of the Caribbean volcanic plateau as shown by a wedge of volcanic-clastic sediments imaged by the seismic cruise CASIS 2. A recent left-lateral transtensional tectonics is observed in the lower Nicaragua Rise; the Colombia basin might have a motion towards the northeast relative to the rise.

  16. Corporate redemption and the seven deadly sins.

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    Pearson, A E

    1992-01-01

    Competitive purgatory is the sorry state of too many formerly proud U.S. corporations. They are languishing from the devastating effects of seven familiar sins: inconsistent product quality; slow response to the marketplace; lack of innovative, competitive products; uncompetitive cost structure; inadequate employee involvement; unresponsive customer service; and inefficient resource allocation. To make matters worse, the maladies are mostly management-induced, and the remedies most managers are employing-shifting strategy, reallocating resources, focusing on operations--are proving ineffective. The cures don't address the cause of the disease: negative, risk-averse, bureaucratic work environments that flourished in decades of easy growth but today are undermining competitive performance. What's needed is a total reinvention of the soft side of the organization to produce a work environment that stresses speed, Spartanism, innovation, and marketplace focus. First, top managers must decide what their company stands for and convince their employees of this uniqueness. Second, they must set standards that drive their business to worldclass levels and be tough about enforcing and raising them. Third, they must push constantly to ensure that enough innovations take place to change the company's future significantly. Three other factors are crucial: the right talent, an effective reward system, and CEOs who can drive the desired changes personally. Creating a dynamic work environment is not easy: it takes perseverance, flexibility, and commitment. But these efforts will pay off: how people tackle problems, work together, and think about their jobs are the activities that make a company great. PMID:10118004

  17. Sin and Flaws in Kerala Temple Astrology

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    Tarabout, Gilles

    2012-01-01

    Indian concepts for which the terms 'sin' and 'expiation' are regularly given are respectively pāpa and prāyaścitta (Skt.). They are often associated with the notion of karma: briefly said, the misfortune which one experiences may be explained as being the consequence of one's own acts committed in a previous life and those past actions are termed 'sinful' in English translations. A 'sinner' may however alleviate to some extent the consequences of his 'sins' by practicing 'expiations'. Put in...

  18. Mapping Coral Reef Benthos, Substrates, and Bathymetry, Using Compact Airborne Spectrographic Imager (CASI Data

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    Ian A. Leiper

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available This study used a reef-up approach to map coral reef benthos, substrates and bathymetry, with high spatial resolution hyperspectral image data. It investigated a physics-based inversion method for mapping coral reef benthos and substrates using readily available software: Hydrolight and ENVI. Compact Airborne Spectrographic Imager (CASI data were acquired over Heron Reef in July 2002. The spectral reflectance of coral reef benthos and substrate types were measured in-situ, and using the HydroLight 4.2 radiative transfer model a spectral reflectance library of subsurface reflectance was simulated using water column depths from 0.5–10.0 m at 0.5 m intervals. Using the Spectral Angle Mapper algorithm, sediment, benthic micro-algae, algal turf, crustose coralline algae, macro-algae, and live coral were mapped with an overall accuracy of 65% to a depth of around 8.0 m; in waters deeper than 8.0 m the match between the classified image and field validation data was poor. Qualitative validation of the maps showed accurate mapping of areas dominated by sediment, benthic micro-algae, algal turf, live coral, and macro-algae. A bathymetric map was produced for water column depths 0.5–10.0 m, at 0.5 m intervals, and showed high correspondence with in-situ sonar data (R2 value of 0.93.

  19. Unscented Kalman filter for SINS alignment

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    Zhou Zhanxin; Gao Yanan; Chen Jiabin

    2007-01-01

    In order to improve the filter accuracy for the nonlinear error model of strapdown inertial navigation system (SINS) alignment, Unscented Kalman Filter (UKF) is presented for simulation with stationary base and moving base of SINS alignment.Simulation results show the superior performance of this approach when compared with classical suboptimal techniques such as extended Kalman filter in cases of large initial misalignment.The UKF has good performance in case of small initial misalignment.

  20. Original Sin in the Scarlet Letter

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    2012-01-01

    The Scarlet Letter,a representative work of Nathaniel Hawthorne,is a classical novel in American literature of 19th century.It vividly portrays people's life which was greatly influenced by Puritanism and Calvinism.And the author Nathaniel Hawthorne,who lived in that er-a,is also inevitably influenced by these mainstream thoughts.He ex-pressed his black romanticism,black view of human nature and original sin theory in almost each of his work.In his masterpiece,the Scarlet Let-ter,one important theme is original sin.This essay will first analyze where the original sin theory stems from and how it's developed by Hawthorne,and secondly will study how this theory influences the plot and major characters.

  1. Influence of the Ca/Si ratio of the C–S–H phase on the interaction with sulfate ions and its impact on the ettringite crystallization pressure

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    The effect of the Ca/Si ratio of the calcium–silicate–hydrate (C–S–H) phase on the interaction with sulfate ions is investigated for C–S–H phases (Ca/Si = 0.83, 1.25, 1.50) and mortar samples of blended Portland cements. It is shown that leaching of calcium from C–S–H and portlandite affects the composition of the pore solution and contributes to the developing crystallization pressure of ettringite. Sulfate profiles show that sulfate binding before cracking is similar for different Ca/Si ratios whereas the highest expansion rates are observed for the mortars with the highest Ca/Si ratios. After leaching in sulfate solutions, the C–S–H samples have been characterized by 29Si MAS NMR, thermogravimetric analysis, and elemental solution analysis. Generally, the exposure to sulfate solutions results in decalcification of the C–S–H, which increases with decreasing Ca/Si ratio. The data are in good agreement with thermodynamic modeling, indicating that equilibrium is almost achieved in the leached systems. Finally, the expansion of mortar samples exposed to sulfate solutions was much less at lower Ca/Si ratios of the cement blends. This reduced expansion can be related to the decrease of the supersaturation of the pore solution with respect to ettringite at lower Ca/Si ratios of the C–S–H and in the absence of portlandite

  2. Influence of the Ca/Si ratio of the C–S–H phase on the interaction with sulfate ions and its impact on the ettringite crystallization pressure

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    Kunther, Wolfgang [Instrument Centre for Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy, Department of Chemistry and Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Aarhus University, DK-8000 Aarhus C (Denmark); Lothenbach, Barbara [Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Laboratory for Concrete/Construction Chemistry, Überlandstrasse 129, 8600 Dübendorf (Switzerland); Skibsted, Jørgen, E-mail: jskib@chem.au.dk [Instrument Centre for Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy, Department of Chemistry and Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Aarhus University, DK-8000 Aarhus C (Denmark)

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    The effect of the Ca/Si ratio of the calcium–silicate–hydrate (C–S–H) phase on the interaction with sulfate ions is investigated for C–S–H phases (Ca/Si = 0.83, 1.25, 1.50) and mortar samples of blended Portland cements. It is shown that leaching of calcium from C–S–H and portlandite affects the composition of the pore solution and contributes to the developing crystallization pressure of ettringite. Sulfate profiles show that sulfate binding before cracking is similar for different Ca/Si ratios whereas the highest expansion rates are observed for the mortars with the highest Ca/Si ratios. After leaching in sulfate solutions, the C–S–H samples have been characterized by {sup 29}Si MAS NMR, thermogravimetric analysis, and elemental solution analysis. Generally, the exposure to sulfate solutions results in decalcification of the C–S–H, which increases with decreasing Ca/Si ratio. The data are in good agreement with thermodynamic modeling, indicating that equilibrium is almost achieved in the leached systems. Finally, the expansion of mortar samples exposed to sulfate solutions was much less at lower Ca/Si ratios of the cement blends. This reduced expansion can be related to the decrease of the supersaturation of the pore solution with respect to ettringite at lower Ca/Si ratios of the C–S–H and in the absence of portlandite.

  3. The measurement of sin(2 Beta)

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    Since the first observation in 1964, CP violation remains one of the most elusive aspects of the standard model. The CDF collaboration has reported the first evidence of CP violation in the B system using the world's largest sample of B → J/ψKS0 decays. The direct measurement of sin(2β)=0.79-0.44+0.41 (combined statistical and systematic error) agrees with the standard model predictions. New data collected from the B-factories and from the upgraded experiments at the Tevatron should allow a more precise measurement of sin 2β in the near future

  4. Acciones sin voto en la empresa familiar

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    Balagué López, Laura

    2013-01-01

    El artículo 98 del Real Decreto Legislativo 1/2010, de la Ley de Sociedades de Capital (TRLSC), brinda a las sociedades anónimas la posibilidad de crecer a partir de un nuevo mecanismo de financiación, las acciones sin voto. Esta clase de acciones, fueron introducidas de la mano del sistema anglosajón en pleno s. XIX, con la vocación de aportar financiamiento externo a las sociedades mercantiles, sin afectar al control de las mismas. Dicho mecanismo, de escaso uso en general, no ha pasado des...

  5. The Effects of Sin in The Scarlet Letter

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    吴希博; 逯海涛

    2008-01-01

    "Sin" plays a very important role in the understanding of Hawthorne's "psychological romance"- The Scarlet Letter. The paper introduces the major view that influences him--the Puritan doctrine of "original sin" so as to investigate Hawthorne's own attitudes towards the sin and the effects of sin on the two main characters in the novel.

  6. Original Sin and T. E. Hulme's Aesthetics

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    Kishler, Thomas C.

    1976-01-01

    T. E. Hulme, a vigorous opponent of romanticism in art, poetry, and philosophy, insisted that the underlying flaw of the romantic view was its rejection of the dogma of Original Sin and the fall of man. His views are explored for the significant bearing they have on the development of aesthetic insight and indirectly on value and outlook.…

  7. Cholestasis induced by total parenteral nutrition: effects of the addition of Taurine (Tauramin® on hepatic function parameters; possible synergistic action of structured lipids (SMOFlipid® Colestasis inducida por nutrición parenteral total: efecto de la adición de Taurina (Tauramin® sobre los parámetros de función hepática; posible acción sinérgica de lípidos estructurados (SMOFlipid®

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    J. González-Contreras

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Objective: Assess the hepatoprotective effect of Taurine (Tau in cases of hepatic cholestasis induced by Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN. Methods: We describe a retrospective series of 54 patients who received TPN, in which cholestasis was detected at an (Intermediate point that separates the duration of TPN into 2 Phases. From this moment -Phase 2- on, and according to clinical criteria, some patients (Group A, n = 27 received amino acids with Tau (22.41 ± 3.57 mg/kg/day(Tauramin®, while the rest (Group B, n = 27 received the standard solution without Tau. The mean TPN durations were 39.2 ± 17.1 and 36.4 ± 18.1 days respectively, with the Intermediate points on days 19.56 ± 10.51 and 17.89 ± 11.14. They all received diets that were homogeneous in terms of kcal and macronutrients. In Phase 2, 21 patients from Group A received structured lipids (SMOFlipid®; while 20 from Group B received soy MCT/LCT [ Medium Chain Triglycerides/Long Chain Triglycerides ] (physical or structured mixture. In a retrospective study, differences could not be avoided. The analytical parameters from three periods (Initial, Intermediate, and Final were obtained from Nutridata® and Servolab®. We compared interperiod values using the Wilcoxon test SPSS® (p Objetivo: Evaluar el papel hepatoprotector de Taurina (Tau en situación de colestasis hepática inducida por Nutrición Parenteral Total (NPT. Métodos: Se describe una serie retrospectiva de 54 pacientes, que recibieron NPT, detectándose colestasis en un momento (Intermedio que separa en 2 Fases la duración de la NPT. A partir de este momento - Fase 2- y según criterios clínicos, unos -grupo A, n = 27- recibieron aminoácidos con Tau -22,41 ± 3,57 mg/kg/día (Tauramin®, mientras otros -grupo B, n = 27- recibieron solución estándar sin Tau. La duración media de NPT fue de 39,2 ± 17,1 y 36,4 ± 18,1 días respectivamente; con el punto Intermedio en día 19,56 ± 10,51 y 17,89 ± 11,14. Todos

  8. Technical Report Series on the Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study (BOREAS) RSS-19 1994 CASI At-Sensor Radiance and Reflectance Images

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    Miller, John; Freemantle, Jim; Nickeson, Jaime (Editor); Hall, Forrest G. (Editor); Smith, David E. (Technical Monitor)

    2000-01-01

    The Remote Sensing Science (RSS)-19 team collected Compact Airborne Spectrographic Imager (CASI) images from the Chieftain Navaho aircraft in order to observe the seasonal change in the radiometric reflectance properties of the boreal forest landscape. CASI was deployed as a site-specific optical sensor during Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study (BOREAS) field campaigns. Image data were collected with CASI on 36 days during five field campaigns between February and September 1994, primarily at flux tower sites located at study sites near Thompson, Manitoba, and Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. A variety of CASI data collection strategies were used to meet the following scientific objectives: 1) canopy bidirectional reflectance, 2) canopy biochemistry, 3) spatial variability, and 4) estimates of up and downwelling Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR) and spectral albedo, as well as changes along transects across lakes and transects the Northern Study Area (NSA) and Southern Study Area (SSA). The images are stored as binary image files. A subset of the 1994 CASI acquisitions have been compressed and included on the BOREAS CD-ROM set. This subset includes three images for the NSA-OBS (Old Black Spruce) site on 06 Jun 94, 08 Aug 94, and 06 Sep 94, one image for the SSA-OBS site on 24 Jul 94; and one image for the NSA-Fen site on 08 Aug 94. The CASI imagery on the BOREAS CD-ROMs have been compressed using the Gzip program. The rest of the 1994 BOREAS CASI archive are not contained on the BOREAS CD-ROM set. Inventory listing files are supplied on the CD-ROM to inform users of the data that were collected. The RSS-19 1994 CASI images are available from the Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC). The data files are available on a CD-ROM (see document number 20010000884).

  9. Advertising and the Seven Sins of Memory

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    Percy, Larry

    2004-01-01

    A positive intention may be formed as a result of exposure to an advertisement, but if a memory malfunction interferes with that intention, the advertising will be ineffective.This paper considers the implications for advertisers of Daniel Schacter’s ‘seven sins of memory’: transcience, absent......-mindedness, blocking, misattribution, suggestibility, bias and persistence. Each of the ‘sins’ is explained in detail and advice provided for advertisers on how to avoid these pitfalls....

  10. Casi-mercados, segregación escolar y desigualdad educativa: una trilogía con final abierto

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    Miguel Ángel Alegre Canosa

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available La expansión de las lógicas de casi-mercado en la (reconfiguración de los regímenes educativos ha hecho mella tanto en la articulación de la oferta como en la gestión de la demanda escolar. En lo relativo a la demanda, la potenciación del casi-mercado se ha plasmado, principalmente, en la extensión de políticas de distinta índole dirigidas a ampliar el margen formal de elección escolar por parte de las familias. En el terreno de la oferta, y más allá de las vías abiertas a la privatización de la enseñanza, el mismo proceso ha comportado la devolución a las escuelas de mayores márgenes de autonomía, en diversos campos (curricular, gestión de personal y presupuestos, admisión de alumnos.... En este artículo se repasan, desde una perspectiva europea y crítica, algunos de los principales peligros atribuibles a estos procesos, fundamentalmente relacionados con la segregación escolar, y se señalan algunas claves explicativas para contribuir a comprender su naturaleza e implicaciones.

  11. El futuro de las asociaciones sin centros

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    Azúa, Paulino

    1991-01-01

    El de unas asociaciones sin centros ¿puede ser interpretado como un feliz horizonte, la "tercera etapa de Wolfensberger", resultado del trabajo reivindicativo y de mentalízación social, en el que, finalmente, podrán permitirse la opción de dedicarse a sus auténticas funciones asociativas? La gestión de servicios ¿sirve para cohesionar a los padres para dar vida a las asociaciones, y, en consecuencia, carecer de centros significa languidecer? Paulino Azúa, director gerente de la FEAPS, intr...

  12. Aprendizaje sin refuerzo explícito en discriminaciones condicionales con estímulos complejos

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    Vicente J. Pérez Fernández

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo fue estudiar la posibilidad de que los sujetos mejorasen su ejecución a lo largo de una tarea de discriminación condicional en la que no se proporcionara retroalimentación de sus respuestas. Para ello se expuso a 188 sujetos a una prueba de evaluación de equivalencia-equivalencia, se dividió la misma en cuatro bloques de 9 ensayos y se analizó la diferencia de aciertos. Los resultados muestran que aquellos sujetos que cometieron entre 5 y 12 fallos presentan una mejora entre el primer y cuarto bloque de casi el 20% y en algunos casos de hasta el 44.44%. Se discuten estos resultados como evidencia del aprendizaje sin refuerzo explícito y se valora su posible implicación en contra de algunos estudios centrados en la búsqueda de procedimientos de facilitación de la respuesta de equivalencia-equivalencia.

  13. The Swiss Institute for Nuclear Research SIN

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    Pritzker, Andreas

    2014-01-01

    This book tells the story of the Swiss Institute for Nuclear Research (SIN). The institute was founded in 1968 and became part of the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in 1988. Its founding occurred at a time when physics was generally considered the key discipline for technological and social development. This step was unusual for a small country like Switzerland and showed courage and foresight. Equally unusual were the accomplishments of SIN, compared with similar institutes in the rest of the world, as well as its influence on Swiss, and partially also on international politics of science. That this story is now available in a widely understandable form is due to the efforts of some physicists, who took the initiative as long as contemporary witnesses could still be questioned. As is usually the case, official documents always show just an excerpt of what really happened. An intimate portrayal of people who contributed to success requires personal memories. This text relies on both sources. In addition, the e...

  14. La Comisión «Hospital sin Dolor» en la estructura de gestión de la calidad de un hospital universitario The pain committee within the structure of total quality management in a university hospital

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    J.M. Muñoz-Ramón

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available El tratamiento del dolor a nivel hospitalario sigue constituyendo una oportunidad de mejora. La existencia de unidades del dolor y de nuevas terapias y medicamentos, eficaces para el paciente individual, no necesariamente conlleva una disminución en la prevalencia del problema en el conjunto de los pacientes hospitalizados. Las comisiones clínicas son un elemento importante en la estructura de gestión de la calidad hospitalaria y una de sus misiones es establecer prioridades asistenciales y organizativas. Se presenta aquí la experiencia de la implantación de un «Hospital sin Dolor» a través de la labor de una comisión clínica encaminada a la formación y concienciación de todos los profesionales en la importancia del dolor y su correcto tratamiento en todo tipo de pacientes. Entre las actividades desarrolladas, se destaca la distribución de cinco mil escalas de medición del dolor, la institucionalización del registro del dolor como quinta constante, el desarrollo de numerosas actividades formativas y la elaboración y publicación de documentos informativos. La Comisión «Hospital sin Dolor» puede ser una herramienta útil para facilitar la concienciación y la colaboración de todos los profesionales para reconocer el alivio del dolor como un objetivo de calidad institucional. Esta iniciativa puede ser desarrollada en diferentes tipos de centros sanitarios.Inadequately managed pain is still common in hospitals. The existence of pain units and new therapies and drugs can be effective for the individual patient but do not necessarily improve the prevalence of pain in the majority of hospitalised patients. Clinical committees are an important component of the structure for quality management in hospitals, and they can set clinical and organisational priorities. The project "Hospital sin Dolor" (Hospital without Pain has been developed by a clinical committee aimed at increasing the awareness of all professionals on the importance

  15. Estuarine Landcover Along the Lower Columbia River Estuary Determined from Compact Ariborne Spectrographic Imager (CASI) Imagery, Technical Report 2003.

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    Garono, Ralph; Robinson, Rob

    2003-10-01

    Developing an understanding of the distribution and changes in estuarine and riparian habitats is critical to the management of biological resources in the lower Columbia River. In a recently completed comprehensive ecosystem protection and enhancement plan for the lower Columbia River Estuary (CRE), Jerrick (1999) identified habitat loss and modification as one of the key threats to the integrity of the CRE ecosystem. This management plan called for an inventory of habitats as key first step in the CRE long-term restoration effort. While previous studies have produced useful data sets depicting habitat cover types along portions of the lower CRE (Thomas, 1980; Thomas, 1983; Graves et al., 1995; NOAA, 1997; Allen, 1999), no single study has produced a description of the habitats for the entire CRE. Moreover, the previous studies differed in data sources and methodologies making it difficult to merge data or to make temporal comparisons. Therefore, the Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership (Estuary Partnership) initiated a habitat cover mapping project in 2000. The goal of this project was to produce a data set depicting the current habitat cover types along the lower Columbia River, from its mouth to the Bonneville Dam, a distance of {approx}230-km (Fig. 1) using both established and emerging remote sensing techniques. For this project, we acquired two types of imagery, Landsat 7 ETM+ and Compact Airborne Spectrographic Imager (CASI). Landsat and CASI imagery differ in spatial and spectral resolution: the Landsat 7 ETM+ sensor collects reflectance data in seven spectral bands with a spatial resolution of 30-m and the CASI sensor collects reflectance data in 19 bands (in our study) with a spatial resolution of 1.5-m. We classified both sets of imagery and produced a spatially linked, hierarchical habitat data set for the entire CRE and its floodplain. Landsat 7 ETM+ classification results are presented in a separate report (Garono et al., 2003). This report

  16. Atención a los estudiantes con discapacidad en la Universidad. Orientaciones para el profesorado. Serie: Universidad Sin Barreras

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    Rodríguez Muñoz, Víctor M.

    2010-01-01

    Con este documento se pretende contribuir a mejorar la respuesta educativa que se proporciona a los estudiantes con discapacidad matriculados en la UNED, casi la mitad del total de matrículas en el conjunto de las universidades españolas. Para ello, se realiza una aproximación conceptual y terminológica a los nuevos marcos teóricos relacionados con la inclusión, la accesibilidad universal y el diseño de aprendizaje para todos; se efectúa un breve recorrido por la legislación, las acciones y p...

  17. CASY: a dynamic simulation of the gas-cooled fast breeder reactor core auxiliary cooling system. Volume II. Example computer run

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    A listing of a CASY computer run is presented. It was initiated from a demand terminal and, therefore, contains the identification ST0952. This run also contains an INDEX listing of the subroutine UPDATE. The run includes a simulated scram transient at 30 seconds

  18. CASY: a dynamic simulation of the gas-cooled fast breeder reactor core auxiliary cooling system. Volume II. Example computer run

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    A listing of a CASY computer run is presented. It was initiated from a demand terminal and, therefore, contains the identification ST0952. This run also contains an INDEX listing of the subroutine UPDATE. The run includes a simulated scram transient at 30 seconds.

  19. Development of a High Resolution BRDF/Albedo Product by Fusing Airborne CASI Reflectance with MODIS Daily Reflectance in the Oasis Area of the Heihe River Basin, China

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    Dongqin You

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available A land-cover-based linear BRDF (bi-directional reflectance distribution function unmixing (LLBU algorithm based on the kernel-driven model is proposed to combine the compact airborne spectrographic imager (CASI reflectance with the moderate resolution imaging spectroradiometer (MODIS daily reflectance product to derive the BRDF/albedo of the two sensors simultaneously in the foci experimental area (FEA of the Heihe Watershed Allied Telemetry Experimental Research (HiWATER, which was carried out in the Heihe River basin, China. For each land cover type, an archetypal BRDF, which characterizes the shape of its anisotropic reflectance, is extracted by linearly unmixing from the MODIS reflectance with the assistance of a high-resolution classification map. The isotropic coefficients accounting for the differences within a class are derived from the CASI reflectance. The BRDF is finally determined by the archetypal BRDF and the corresponding isotropic coefficients. Direct comparisons of the cropland archetypal BRDF and CASI albedo with in situ measurements show good agreement. An indirect validation which compares retrieved BRDF/albedo with that of the MCD43A1 standard product issued by NASA and aggregated CASI albedo also suggests reasonable reliability. LLBU has potential to retrieve the high spatial resolution BRDF/albedo product for airborne and spaceborne sensors which have inadequate angular samplings. In addition, it can shorten the timescale for coarse spatial resolution product like MODIS.

  20. Analysis list: Sin3b [Chip-atlas[Archive

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  1. Analysis list: Sin3A [Chip-atlas[Archive

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  2. Alteration mineral mapping and metallogenic prediction using CASI/SASI airborne hyperspectral data in Mingshujing area of Gansu Province, NW China

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    Sun, Yu; Zhao, Yingjun; Qin, Kai; Tian, Feng

    2016-04-01

    Hyperspectral remote sensing is a frontier of remote sensing. Due to its advantage of integrated image with spectrum, it can realize objects identification, superior to objects classification of multispectral remote sensing. Taken the Mingshujing area in Gansu Province of China as an example, this study extracted the alteration minerals and thus to do metallogenic prediction using CASI/SASI airborne hyperspectral data. The Mingshujing area, located in Liuyuan region of Gansu Province, is dominated by middle Variscan granites and Indosinian granites, with well developed EW- and NE-trending faults. In July 2012, our project team obtained the CASI/SASI hyperspectral data of Liuyuan region by aerial flight. The CASI hyperspectral data have 32 bands and the SASI hyperspectral data have 88 bands, with spectral resolution of 15nm for both. The hyperspectral raw data were first preprocessed, including radiometric correction and geometric correction. We then conducted atmospheric correction using empirical line method based on synchronously measured ground spectra to obtain hyperspectral reflectance data. Spectral dimension of hyperspectral data was reduced by the minimum noise fraction transformation method, and then purity pixels were selected. After these steps, image endmember spectra were obtained. We used the endmember spectrum election method based on expert knowledge to analyze the image endmember spectra. Then, the mixture tuned matched filter (MTMF) mapping method was used to extract mineral information, including limonite, Al-rich sericite, Al-poor sericite and chlorite. Finally, the distribution of minerals in the Mingshujing area was mapped. According to the distribution of limonite and Al-rich sericite mapped by CASI/SASI hyperspectral data, we delineated five gold prospecting areas, and further conducted field verification in these areas. It is shown that there are significant gold mineralized anomalies in surface in the Baixianishan and Xitan prospecting

  3. Hábitos y técnicas de estudio en adolescentes con trastorno por déficit de atención con o sin hiperactividad

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    María Teresa Iglesias García

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Un alto porcentaje de adolescentes con trastorno por déficit de atención con o sin hiperactividad (TDAH no consigue resultados académicamente satisfactorios, debido, entre otras razones, a la poca organización en el estudio y el desconocimiento de técnicas y recursos para abordar las tareas escolares. El objetivo de este trabajo es conocer y mejorar sus hábitos y técnicas de estudio mediante un diseño cuasiexperimental (pretest-aplicación de tratamiento-postest. La muestra resultante estaba formada por 20 estudiantes sin TDAH de distintos cursos de Educación Secundaria Obligatoria (en concreto, 5 de cada curso, y con edades comprendidas entre los 12 y los 16 años y 6 adolescentes con TDAH. El instrumento de evaluación utilizado fue el Inventario de Hábitos de Estudio (Fernández-Pozar, 2002. Entre los resultados encontrados destacamos que los adolescentes con TDAH muestran carencias en todas las escalas del Inventario de Hábitos de Estudio (condiciones ambientales, planificación del estudio, utilización de materiales y asimilación de contenidos, siendo sus puntuaciones significativamente inferiores a las de los adolescentes sin TDAH en cuanto a las condiciones ambientales y mejorando en casi todas las escalas cuando reciben atención educativa especializada.

  4. Universidad sin fronteras; mito o realidad?

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    Ramón S Salas Perea

    2000-04-01

    Full Text Available Se analizan los retos que el Ministerio de Salud Pública tiene para garantizar la equidad y accesibilidad a la educación posgraduada de más de cien mil profesionales que laboran en las diferentes instituciones y unidades del Sistema Nacional de Salud, así como los desafíos que las Universidades tienen que enfrentar para el Siglo XXI, basados en el cumplimiento de principios tales como excelencia, calidad, pertinencia y desarrollo tecnológico, en estrecha interrelación con su modernización, descentralización, inserción y compromiso social. Se analiza que la educación a distancia es una opción importante para favorecer un mayor acceso a la educación posgraduada, con procesos educacionales de calidad pedagógica, mediatizados por procesos comunicativos e interactivos, apoyados en redes tecnológicas y organizados sobre la base de las necesidades de aprendizaje previamente identificadas, sin que los educandos tengan que desvincularse de sus esferas laboral ni familiar. Se fundamenta la necesidad de constituir la Universidad Virtual de Ciencias Médicas de Cuba, definiéndose sus objetivos y estrategias. Se explica el modelo cubano, donde se interrelaciona y aprovecha lo más avanzado de los modelos telemático y didáctico impreso de empleo mundial. Se presentan las metodologías a emplear en el diseño y ejecución de las diferentes modalidades educacionales, así como su sistema evaluativo, de acreditación y certificación académica. Se señala la estructura organizativa sobre la que se sustenta la Universidad Virtual de Ciencias Médicas de Cuba, así como la situación actual y perspectiva de la ejecución del proyecto.

  5. Misattribution, false recognition and the sins of memory.

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    Schacter, D L; Dodson, C S

    2001-01-01

    Memory is sometimes a troublemaker. Schacter has classified memory's transgressions into seven fundamental 'sins': transience, absent-mindedness, blocking, misattribution, suggestibility, bias and persistence. This paper focuses on one memory sin, misattribution, that is implicated in false or illusory recognition of episodes that never occurred. We present data from cognitive, neuropsychological and neuroimaging studies that illuminate aspects of misattribution and false recognition. We firs...

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  7. A model for the dissolution of CaO-SiO2-H2O gel at Ca/Si>1 coexisting with ettringite system considering interaction

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    In this study, a dissolution model of CaO-SiO2-H2O gel at Ca/Si>1 coexisting with ettringite (AFt) system has been developed considering the interaction between C-S-H gel and AFt. The experimental results obtained in the same system were used to determine the interaction coefficients among the solid phases employing geochemical code PHREEQE. Assuming congruent dissolution of AFt, the dissolution of C-S-H gel coexisting with AFt system has been calculated incorporating these interaction coefficients into the conditional solubility products of model solids of C-S-H gel at Ca/Si>1. The calculated results of Catotal and Sitotal concentrations and pH values predicted by the present model are found to be comparable with experimental results. A complex dissolution behavior of the system are observed in the vicinity of Ca/Si∼1. (author)

  8. Universidad sin fronteras; mito o realidad?

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    Ramón S Salas Perea

    2000-04-01

    Full Text Available Se analizan los retos que el Ministerio de Salud Pública tiene para garantizar la equidad y accesibilidad a la educación posgraduada de más de cien mil profesionales que laboran en las diferentes instituciones y unidades del Sistema Nacional de Salud, así como los desafíos que las Universidades tienen que enfrentar para el Siglo XXI, basados en el cumplimiento de principios tales como excelencia, calidad, pertinencia y desarrollo tecnológico, en estrecha interrelación con su modernización, descentralización, inserción y compromiso social. Se analiza que la educación a distancia es una opción importante para favorecer un mayor acceso a la educación posgraduada, con procesos educacionales de calidad pedagógica, mediatizados por procesos comunicativos e interactivos, apoyados en redes tecnológicas y organizados sobre la base de las necesidades de aprendizaje previamente identificadas, sin que los educandos tengan que desvincularse de sus esferas laboral ni familiar. Se fundamenta la necesidad de constituir la Universidad Virtual de Ciencias Médicas de Cuba, definiéndose sus objetivos y estrategias. Se explica el modelo cubano, donde se interrelaciona y aprovecha lo más avanzado de los modelos telemático y didáctico impreso de empleo mundial. Se presentan las metodologías a emplear en el diseño y ejecución de las diferentes modalidades educacionales, así como su sistema evaluativo, de acreditación y certificación académica. Se señala la estructura organizativa sobre la que se sustenta la Universidad Virtual de Ciencias Médicas de Cuba, así como la situación actual y perspectiva de la ejecución del proyecto.Challenges that Health Ministry has available to guarantees equity and accessibility to postgraduate education of more than a hundred thousand professionals working in different institutions and units of National Health System are analysed, as well as those ones that Universities have to meet for XXI century, based

  9. Seven sins in publishing (but who's counting…).

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    Benson, P J

    2016-01-01

    , some of Francis' tips have resulted in corrections and retractions. For example, a 2006 paper in the Journal of Cell Biology was retracted after Francis raised concerns years after publication about image manipulation, which were validated by the publisher. (.2) But why does it happen? Why not? Researchers are human and subject to the same frailties as in other walks of life. If a measure of a good academic is solely the number of articles they have published, then - when quantity is rewarded over quality - scientific misconduct may reveal a glimpse of the pressure researchers are under. It is worth remembering that, despite the stress of the 'publish or perish' culture, scientific misconduct is unacceptable in any guise and likely to be discovered, with embarrassing if not downright career- and reputation-destroying consequences. Good publishing etiquette is ultimately down to the integrity and moral sensibilities of researchers and authors. In this excellent article about some of the 'sins' of publishing, Philippa Benson, who has kindly written for this series before, provides a thought-provoking insight into scientific misconduct. Jyoti Shah Commissioning Editor References Lock S. Lessons from the Pearce affair: handling scientific fraud. BMJ 1995; 310: 1,547. Retraction notice. J Cell Biol 2013; 200: 359. doi:10.1083/jcb.2005070832003r. PMID:26688391

  10. Comparing Broad-Band and Red Edge-Based Spectral Vegetation Indices to Estimate Nitrogen Concentration of Crops Using Casi Data

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    Wang, Yanjie; Liao, Qinhong; Yang, Guijun; Feng, Haikuan; Yang, Xiaodong; Yue, Jibo

    2016-06-01

    In recent decades, many spectral vegetation indices (SVIs) have been proposed to estimate the leaf nitrogen concentration (LNC) of crops. However, most of these indices were based on the field hyperspectral reflectance. To test whether they can be used in aerial remote platform effectively, in this work a comparison of the sensitivity between several broad-band and red edge-based SVIs to LNC is investigated over different crop types. By using data from experimental LNC values over 4 different crop types and image data acquired using the Compact Airborne Spectrographic Imager (CASI) sensor, the extensive dataset allowed us to evaluate broad-band and red edge-based SVIs. The result indicated that NDVI performed the best among the selected SVIs while red edge-based SVIs didn't show the potential for estimating the LNC based on the CASI data due to the spectral resolution. In order to search for the optimal SVIs, the band combination algorithm has been used in this work. The best linear correlation against the experimental LNC dataset was obtained by combining the 626.20nm and 569.00nm wavebands. These wavelengths correspond to the maximal chlorophyll absorption and reflection position region, respectively, and are known to be sensitive to the physiological status of the plant. Then this linear relationship was applied to the CASI image for generating an LNC map, which can guide farmers in the accurate application of their N fertilization strategies.

  11. Cholestasis induced by total parenteral nutrition: effects of the addition of Taurine (Tauramin®) on hepatic function parameters; possible synergistic action of structured lipids (SMOFlipid®) Colestasis inducida por nutrición parenteral total: efecto de la adición de Taurina (Tauramin®) sobre los parámetros de función hepática; posible acción sinérgica de lípidos estructurados (SMOFlipid®)

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    J. González-Contreras; J. L. Villalobos Gámez; A. I. Gómez-Sánchez; J. M. García-Almeida; A. Enguix Armanda; F. Rius Díaz; M. I. Lucena González

    2012-01-01

    Objective: Assess the hepatoprotective effect of Taurine (Tau) in cases of hepatic cholestasis induced by Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN). Methods: We describe a retrospective series of 54 patients who received TPN, in which cholestasis was detected at an (Intermediate) point that separates the duration of TPN into 2 Phases. From this moment -Phase 2- on, and according to clinical criteria, some patients (Group A, n = 27) received amino acids with Tau (22.41 ± 3.57 mg/kg/day)(Tauramin®), whi...

  12. Stress engineering in GaN structures grown on Si(111) substrates by SiN masking layer application

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    Szymański, Tomasz, E-mail: tomasz.szymanski@pwr.edu.pl; Wośko, Mateusz; Paszkiewicz, Bogdan; Paszkiewicz, Regina [The Faculty of Microsystem Electronics and Photonics, Wrocaw University of Technology, Janiszewskiego 11/17, 50-372 Wroclaw (Poland); Drzik, Milan [International Laser Center, Ilkovicova 3, 841-04 Bratislava 4 (Slovakia)

    2015-07-15

    GaN layers without and with an in-situ SiN mask were grown by using metal organic vapor phase epitaxy for three different approaches used in GaN on silicon(111) growth, and the physical and optical properties of the GaN layers were studied. For each approach applied, GaN layers of 1.4 μm total thickness were grown, using silan SiH{sub 4} as Si source in order to grow Si{sub x}N{sub x} masking layer. The optical micrographs, scanning electron microscope images, and atomic force microscope images of the grown samples revealed cracks for samples without SiN mask, and micropits, which were characteristic for the samples grown with SiN mask. In situ reflectance signal traces were studied showing a decrease of layer coalescence time and higher degree of 3D growth mode for samples with SiN masking layer. Stress measurements were conducted by two methods—by recording micro-Raman spectra and ex-situ curvature radius measurement—additionally PLs spectra were obtained revealing blueshift of PL peak positions with increasing stress. The authors have shown that a SiN mask significantly improves physical and optical properties of GaN multilayer systems reducing stress in comparison to samples grown applying the same approaches but without SiN masking layer.

  13. SINS/CNS Nonlinear Integrated Navigation Algorithm for Hypersonic Vehicle

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    Yong-jun Yu

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Celestial Navigation System (CNS has characteristics of accurate orientation and strong autonomy and has been widely used in Hypersonic Vehicle. Since the CNS location and orientation mainly depend upon the inertial reference that contains errors caused by gyro drifts and other error factors, traditional Strap-down Inertial Navigation System (SINS/CNS positioning algorithm setting the position error between SINS and CNS as measurement is not effective. The model of altitude azimuth, platform error angles, and horizontal position is designed, and the SINS/CNS tightly integrated algorithm is designed, in which CNS altitude azimuth is set as measurement information. GPF (Gaussian particle filter is introduced to solve the problem of nonlinear filtering. The results of simulation show that the precision of SINS/CNS algorithm which reaches 130 m using three stars is improved effectively.

  14. THE POSTERIOR DISTRIBUTION OF sin(i) VALUES FOR EXOPLANETS WITH MT sin(i) DETERMINED FROM RADIAL VELOCITY DATA

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    Radial velocity (RV) observations of an exoplanet system giving a value of MT sin(i) condition (i.e., give information about) not only the planet's true mass MT but also the value of sin(i) for that system (where i is the orbital inclination angle). Thus, the value of sin(i) for a system with any particular observed value of MT sin(i) cannot be assumed to be drawn randomly from a distribution corresponding to an isotropic i distribution, i.e., the presumptive prior distribution. Rather, the posterior distribution from which it is drawn depends on the intrinsic distribution of MT for the exoplanet population being studied. We give a simple Bayesian derivation of this relationship and apply it to several 'toy models' for the intrinsic distribution of MT , on which we have significant information from available RV data in some mass ranges but little or none in others. The results show that the effect can be an important one. For example, even for simple power-law distributions of MT , the median value of sin(i) in an observed RV sample can vary between 0.860 and 0.023 (as compared to the 0.866 value for an isotropic i distribution) for indices of the power law in the range between -2 and +1, respectively. Over the same range of indices, the 95% confidence interval on MT varies from 1.0001-2.405 (α = -2) to 1.13-94.34 (α = +2) times larger than MT sin(i) due to sin(i) uncertainty alone. More complex, but still simple and plausible, distributions of MT yield more complicated and somewhat unintuitive posterior sin(i) distributions. In particular, if the MT distribution contains any characteristic mass scale Mc , the posterior sin(i) distribution will depend on the ratio of MT sin(i) to Mc , often in a non-trivial way. Our qualitative conclusion is that RV studies of exoplanets, both individual objects and statistical samples, should regard the sin(i) factor as more than a 'numerical constant of order unity' with simple and well-understood statistical properties. We

  15. Total quality management - It works for aerospace information services

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    Erwin, James; Eberline, Carl; Colquitt, Wanda

    1993-01-01

    Today we are in the midst of information and 'total quality' revolutions. At the NASA STI Program's Center for AeroSpace Information (CASI), we are focused on using continuous improvements techniques to enrich today's services and products and to ensure that tomorrow's technology supports the TQM-based improvement of future STI program products and services. The Continuous Improvements Program at CASI is the foundation for Total Quality Management in products and services. The focus is customer-driven; its goal, to identify processes and procedures that can be improved and new technologies that can be integrated with the processes to gain efficiencies, provide effectiveness, and promote customer satisfaction. This Program seeks to establish quality through an iterative defect prevention approach that is based on the incorporation of standards and measurements into the processing cycle.

  16. Apparent wavelength dependence of v sin i for Zeta Tauri

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    Heap, S. R.

    1977-01-01

    It was previously reported that the derived projected rotational velocity (v sin i) of the B shell star, Zeta Tau, appeared to depend on the wavelength of the line used in the analysis. This letter documents the apparent wavelength dependence of v sin i for Zeta Tau in order to provide an observational basis against which quantitative explanations can be tested. A value of 300 km/s is adopted for v sin i on the basis of an examination of the visual line spectrum, particularly the lines of He I at 4026 and 4471 A and Mg II at 4481 A. Analysis of the far-UV resonance lines of Si III at 1206 A and Si IV at 1393 and 1463 A in Copernicus spectrograms of Zeta Tau yields a representative value of no more than 150 km/s for v sin i. Gravity darkening of the star's atmosphere and distention of the atmosphere by rapid differential rotation are considered as possible explanations for the discrepancy between the v sin i values determined from the UV and visual lines.

  17. Trastornos de personalidad y edad: Estudio con personas sin hogar

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    Salavera, Carlos; Puyuelo, Miguel; Orejudo Hernández, Santos

    2009-01-01

    En este estudio se lleva a cabo una investigación sobre trastor-nos de personalidad en personas sin hogar y su relación con la edad. El objetivo era analizar si existe relación entre edad y trastorno de personali-dad padecido por el sujeto. Para ello, se realizó un estudio ex post facto, de carácter prospectivo, con una muestra de personas sin hogar en un proce-so de inserción (N=77) a las que se aplicó una entrevista semiestructurada y el Inventario Clínico Multiaxial de Millon (Millon, 1997...

  18. Estudio de las necesidades en personas sin hogar de Valladolid

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    Menchaca Ponce de León, Eduardo

    2014-01-01

    Este trabajo Fin de Grado pretende dar a conocer las necesidades que tienen las personas sin hogar así como cual es la satisfacción de estas a través de los recursos sociales existentes en Valladolid. En este documento se profundiza en la definición y las tipologías de las necesidades, qué es la exclusión social y cuáles son sus características; posteriormente nos centraremos en constatar la realidad de las personas sin hogar como fenómeno de exclusión social grave. Asimi...

  19. Suitability of CASI and ATM airborne remote sensing data for archaeological subsurface structure detection under different land cover: the Arpi case study (Italy)

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    In this paper multi-sensor airborne remote sensing has been applied to the Arpi archaeological area of southern Italy to assess its suitability for detecting and locating subsurface archaeological structures and to delineate subsurface remains beyond the current limits of ground geophysical data. To this aim, the capability of CASI and ATM reflectances in the VIS–NIR spectral range and the ATM apparent thermal inertia for subsurface archaeological prospection have been assessed at different sites of the Arpi archaeological area. First, linear spectral mixture analysis has been applied to CASI and ATM images to retrieve the dominant land cover for the selected subsurface structures, and then, the spectral bands most effective for the archaeological buried structure detection as a function of the land cover characteristics have been evaluated. The results reveal that multi/hyperspectral airborne remote sensing data can represent an effective and rapid tool to detect subsurface structures within different land cover contexts. Therefore, the proposed methodology can be used to perform a preliminary analysis of those areas where large cultural heritage assets occur by prioritizing and localizing the sites where to apply archaeological prospection

  20. An updated measurement of sin (2Β) at CDF

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    We report an updated direct measurement of the Standard Model CP violation parameter sin(2β) using the CDF Detector at Fermilab. We use the entire Run-I data sample of 110 pb-1 of proton-antiproton collisions at √s = 1.8 TeV. In this analysis, we have combined three tagging methods: a same-side tag, a soft-lepton tag, and a jet-charge tag, and also added events that have less precise lifetime information because they are not fully contained within the acceptance of the SVX. The signal sample consists of ∼ 400 B → J/ψ KS0 events. A maximum likelihood fitting method is used to measure sin(2β) = 0.79-0.44+0.41 (stat.+syst.). We calculate a 93% Feldman-Cousins confidence interval of 0 < sin(2β) < 1. This measurement is the best direct indication for CP violation in the neutral B meson sector to date. The sin(2β) value is consistent with the Standard Model prediction of large CP symmetry violation in the b quark system

  1. Virtues of SIN: Can Intensified Public Efforts Help Disadvantaged Immigrants?

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    Aslund, Olof; Johansson, Per

    2011-01-01

    The labor market integration of immigrants is a top political priority throughout the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries. Social and fiscal gains, as well as sustained future labor supply make governments search for effective policies to increase employment among the mostly disadvantaged. The author studies SIN,…

  2. Acute Sin Nombre hantavirus infection without pulmonary syndrome, United States.

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    Kitsutani, P. T.; Denton, R. W.; Fritz, C. L.; Murray, R. A.; Todd, R. L.; Pape, W. J.; Wyatt Frampton, J.; Young, J C; Khan, A. S.; Peters, C. J.; Ksiazek, T. G.

    1999-01-01

    Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) occurs in most infections with Sin Nombre virus and other North American hantaviruses. We report five cases of acute hantavirus infection that did not fit the HPS case definition. The patients had characteristic prodromal symptoms without severe pulmonary involvement. These cases suggest that surveillance for HPS may need to be expanded.

  3. How the Seven Deadly Sins can Lead to Project Failure

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    Harold Kerzner

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available For more than forty years, the project management landscape has seen textbooks, journal articles and presented papers discussing the causes of project failures. Unfortunately, many of the failure analyses seem to look at failure superficially rather than in depth. When trying to discover the root cause of a failure, we usually look first in the contractor’s company for someone to blame rather than in our own company. If that doesn’t work, then we begin climbing the organizational hierarchy in our own company by focusing on the project team, followed by the project manager. Once we find someone to blame, the search seems to end and we feel comfortable that we have discovered the cause of the failure. It is human nature to begin finger-pointing at the bottom of the organizational hierarchy first, rather than at the top. Yet, more often than not, the real cause of failure is the result of actions (or inactions and decisions made at the top of the organizational chart than at the bottom. It is also human nature to make decisions based upon how we are affected by the Seven Deadly Sins, namely: envy, anger, pride, greed, sloth, lust and gluttony. Decisions made based upon the Seven Deadly Sins, whether they are made at the top or bottom of the organization, can have dire consequences on projects. Sometimes the sins are hidden and not easily recognized by ourselves or others. We simply do not see or feel that were are committing a sin. The Seven Deadly Sins affect all of us sooner or later, even though we refuse to admit it. Some of us may be impacted by just one or two of the sins, whereas others may succumb to all seven. What is unfortunate is that the greatest damage can occur on projects when the sins influence the way that senior levels of management must interface with projects, whether as a project sponsor or as a member of a governance group. Bad decisions at the top, especially if based upon emotions rather than practicality, can place the

  4. Uso de dexmedetomidina en anestesia total intravenosa / Use of total intravenous anesthesia dexmetomidine

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    García Botero, Andrés

    2011-01-01

    La dexmedetomidina Inicialmente se uso en unidades de cuidados intensivos para sedación. Sin embargo, sus efectos sedantes, analgésicos y ansiolíticos sin alteración de la función ventilatoria, permiten ampliar su uso en cirugía como anestésico intravenoso. . La literatura reporta su utilidad en poblaciones quirúrgicas definidas, sin embargo aun faltan estudios que respalden su utilización en todos los escenarios de la anestesia total intravenosa (TIVA). El Propósito de la actual revisión es...

  5. A Rapid Transfer Alignment Method for SINS Based on the Added Backward-Forward SINS Resolution and Data Fusion

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    Xixiang Liu

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Two viewpoints are given: (1 initial alignment of strapdown inertial navigation system (SINS can be fulfilled with a set of inertial sensor data; (2 estimation time for sensor errors can be shortened by repeated data fusion on the added backward-forward SINS resolution results and the external reference data. Based on the above viewpoints, aiming to estimate gyro bias in a shortened time, a rapid transfer alignment method, without any changes for Kalman filter, is introduced. In this method, inertial sensor data and reference data in one reference data update cycle are stored, and one backward and one forward SINS resolutions are executed. Meanwhile, data fusion is executed when the corresponding resolution ends. With the added backward-forward SINS resolution, in the above mentioned update cycle, the estimating operations for gyro bias are added twice, and the estimation time for it is shortened. In the ship swinging condition, with the “velocity plus yaw” matching, the effectiveness of this method is proved by the simulation.

  6. Adaptive Federal Kalman Filtering for SINS/GPS Integrated System

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    杨勇; 缪玲娟

    2003-01-01

    A new adaptive federal Kalman filter for a strapdown integrated navigation system/global positioning system (SINS/GPS) is given. The developed federal Kalman filter is based on the trace operation of parameters estimation's error covariance matrix and the spectral radius of update measurement noise variance-covariance matrix for the proper choice of the filter weight and hence the filter gain factors. Theoretical analysis and results from simulation in which the SINS/GPS was compared to conventional Kalman filter are presented. Results show that the algorithm of this adaptive federal Kalman filter is simpler than that of the conventional one. Furthermore, it outperforms the conventional Kalman filter when the system is undertaken measurement malfunctions because of its possession of adaptive ability. This filter can be used in the vehicle integrated navigation system.

  7. Inter-isoform-dependent Regulation of the Drosophila Master Transcriptional Regulator SIN3.

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    Chaubal, Ashlesha; Todi, Sokol V; Pile, Lori A

    2016-05-27

    SIN3 is a transcriptional corepressor that acts as a scaffold for a histone deacetylase (HDAC) complex. The SIN3 complex regulates various biological processes, including organ development, cell proliferation, and energy metabolism. Little is known, however, about the regulation of SIN3 itself. There are two major isoforms of Drosophila SIN3, 187 and 220, which are differentially expressed. Intrigued by the developmentally timed exchange of SIN3 isoforms, we examined whether SIN3 187 controls the fate of the 220 counterpart. Here, we show that in developing tissue, there is interplay between SIN3 isoforms: when SIN3 187 protein levels increase, SIN3 220 protein decreases concomitantly. SIN3 187 has a dual effect on SIN3 220. Expression of 187 leads to reduced 220 transcript, while also increasing the turnover of SIN3 220 protein by the proteasome. These data support the presence of a novel, inter-isoform-dependent mechanism that regulates the amount of SIN3 protein, and potentially the level of specific SIN3 complexes, during distinct developmental stages. PMID:27129248

  8. De la Melancolía sin delirio.

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    Jules Séglas

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Definición de la melancolía. – El estado de dolor moral, su origen. – Trastornos físicos en el inicio de la melancolía. – Cenestesia; trastornos cenestésicos. – Abulia; parada psíquica. Melancolía simple, sin delirio, con conciencia. – Ejemplo clínico. El suicido en la melancolía

  9. Días sin TV: la salud del hombre

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    Nelson González Leal

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Hoy hace una tarde tranquila. Por la ventana lateral del apartamento se cuela un zumbido espasmódico y ligero, lo producen los escasos automóviles que cruzan la avenida de cuando en cuando. El edificio que habito parece un Titán dormido, trasmite una molicie áspera y duradera, pero eso no quiebra la armonía del ambiente, por el contrario, le otorga sentido al clima, que es casi tibio. Son las cinco pasado el meridiano y los árboles juguetean con una brisa ligera y torpe, que de cuando en cuando choca con los cristales de las ventanas y se dispersa en fuga. Yo me acerco al balcón y observo las construcciones vecinas. Son moles grises, aunque su color sea blanco, verde o azul, parecen grises y dormitan igual que la antigua estructura desde donde fisgoneo. Vivo en una zona residencial de clase media, construida al interés de personas dispuestas a la caminata diurna y la larga y serena conversación vespertina. A doscientos metros de donde estoy hay una plaza, muchos árboles, una estación del Metro, varios locales comerciales y una gran avenida principal. Vivo en Altamira, baluarte de la reacción sociopolítica al gobierno del ex teniente coronel del ejército Hugo Chávez Frías.

  10. Parameter Identification Method for SINS Initial Alignment under Inertial Frame

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    Haijian Xue

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The performance of a strapdown inertial navigation system (SINS largely depends on the accuracy and rapidness of the initial alignment. The conventional alignment method with parameter identification has been already applied widely, but it needs to calculate the gyroscope drifts through two-position method; then the time of initial alignment is greatly prolonged. For this issue, a novel self-alignment algorithm by parameter identification method under inertial frame for SINS is proposed in this paper. Firstly, this coarse alignment method using the gravity in the inertial frame as a reference is discussed to overcome the limit of dynamic disturbance on a rocking base and fulfill the requirement for the fine alignment. Secondly, the fine alignment method by parameter identification under inertial frame is formulated. The theoretical analysis results show that the fine alignment model is fully self-aligned with no external reference information and the gyrodrifts can be estimated in real time. The simulation results demonstrate that the proposed method can achieve rapid and highly accurate initial alignment for SINS.

  11. A New Analytic Alignment Method for a SINS

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    Caiming Tan

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Analytic alignment is a type of self-alignment for a Strapdown inertial navigation system (SINS that is based solely on two non-collinear vectors, which are the gravity and rotational velocity vectors of the Earth at a stationary base on the ground. The attitude of the SINS with respect to the Earth can be obtained directly using the TRIAD algorithm given two vector measurements. For a traditional analytic coarse alignment, all six outputs from the inertial measurement unit (IMU are used to compute the attitude. In this study, a novel analytic alignment method called selective alignment is presented. This method uses only three outputs of the IMU and a few properties from the remaining outputs such as the sign and the approximate value to calculate the attitude. Simulations and experimental results demonstrate the validity of this method, and the precision of yaw is improved using the selective alignment method compared to the traditional analytic coarse alignment method in the vehicle experiment. The selective alignment principle provides an accurate relationship between the outputs and the attitude of the SINS relative to the Earth for a stationary base, and it is an extension of the TRIAD algorithm. The selective alignment approach has potential uses in applications such as self-alignment, fault detection, and self-calibration.

  12. Dissolution phenomena of CaO-SiO2-H2O gel at Ca/Si>1 coexisting with ettringite system

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    We have studied the influence of interaction between CaO-SiO2-H2O (C-S-H) gel and ettringite (AFt) on their dissolution regarding the initial chemical feature of degraded cement pore water. In this work, firstly dissolution experiments were performed in C-S-H gel at Ca/Si=1.0, 1.2 and 1.47 coexisting with AFt of which amount was 5% of mol corresponding to each C-S-H gel. Secondly, assuming the congruent dissolution of AFt, dissolution of the same system was calculated by combining with the dissolution model of C-S-H gel at 14- and SO42- with Si tetrahedra in the structure of C-S-H gel, these discrepancies are discussed in this study. (author)

  13. Hacia una casi desaparición de los estudios rurales sobre América Latina en el mundo francófono

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    Jean-Christian Tulet

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    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza las tendencias reflejadas en las tesis francesas sobre el mundo rural latinoamericano. Aunque el estudio se basa únicamente en las palabras claves definidas por los autores de los trabajos doctorales sustentados entre 1980 y 2003, pueden destacarse, varias características: la fuerte disminución del número de estudios rurales, la distribución desigual del ámbito geográfico (concentrada en los grandes países como México y Brasil, la multiplicidad de temas investigados y la escasez de estudios generales. las causas de esta casi desaparición de las investigaciones rurales pueden tratar de explicarse por los fuertes cambios de las estructuras agrarias, el peso de la agroindustria y sus consecuencias en las relaciones sociales (campo-ciudad, campesinos-grandes propietarios

  14. Total protein

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  16. Inclusión social y personas sin hogar

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    El proyecto trata sobre la situación actual de las personas que sufren algún tipo de exclusión residencial en España, siendo la vivienda la principal problemática hacia la exclusión social, así bien, denominamos el hogar como un espacio físico y social, en el que poder desarrollar la vida privada y pública en ciertos casos. No obstante, ante el planteamiento de los nuevos perfiles sociales de personas sin hogar, surge esta alternativa, que propone un desarrollo social y personal para este ...

  17. Is $n\\sin\\theta$ conserved along light path?

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    2016-01-01

    Snell's law states that the quantity $n\\sin\\theta$ is unchanged in refraction of light passing from one medium to another. We inquire whether this is true in the general case where the speed of light varies continuously within a medium. It turns out to be an instructive exercise in application of Snell's law and Fermat's principle. It also provides good pedagogical problems in calculus of variations to deal with the subtleties of a variable domain of integration and inclusion of constraints. The final result of these exercises is that, contrary to an initial expectation, the answer to the question in the title is negative.

  18. Fin de año sin fin

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    Roberto Marafioti

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available El artículo refiere a una tragedia ocurrida en Buenos Aires a fines del 2004. Relaciona un segmento del universo del rock local con la falta de respuestas hacia los jóvenes de las instituciones y la sociedad. La semiótica de la cultura y el concepto de texto permite mostrar que las canciones del grupo Callejeros evidencian el deterioro de un sector sin inserción laboral, educativa y social. El mito conforma una identidad dentro de las tribus juveniles porteñas.

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  3. Reliability of the Spinal Instability Neoplastic Score (SINS) among radiation oncologists: an assessment of instability secondary to spinal metastases

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    The Spinal Instability Neoplastic Score (SINS) categorizes tumor related spinal instability. It has the potential to streamline the referral of patients with established or potential spinal instability to a spine surgeon. This study aims to define the inter- and intra-observer reliability and validity of SINS among radiation oncologists. Thirty-three radiation oncologists, across ten international sites, rated 30 neoplastic spinal disease cases. For each case, the total SINS (0-18 points), three clinical categories (stable: 0-6 points, potentially unstable: 7-12 points, and unstable: 13-18 points), and a binary scale (‘stable’: 0-6 points and ‘current or possible instability’; surgical consultation recommended: 7-18 points) were recorded. Evaluation was repeated 6-8 weeks later. Inter-observer agreement and intra-observer reproducibility were calculated by means of the kappa statistic and translated into levels of agreement (slight, fair, moderate, substantial, and excellent). Validity was determined by comparing the ratings against a spinal surgeon’s consensus standard. Radiation oncologists demonstrated substantial (κ = 0.76) inter-observer and excellent (κ = 0.80) intra-observer reliability when using the SINS binary scale (‘stable’ versus ‘current or possible instability’). Validity of the binary scale was also excellent (κ = 0.85) compared with the gold standard. None of the unstable cases was rated as stable by the radiation oncologists ensuring all were appropriately recommended for surgical consultation. Among radiation oncologists SINS is a highly reliable, reproducible, and valid assessment tool to address a key question in tumor related spinal disease: Is the spine ‘stable’ or is there ‘current or possible instability’ that warrants surgical assessment?

  4. El movimiento de los trabajadores rurales sin tierra y la reforma agraria en Brasil

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    Lorenzo FERNÁNDEZ FRANCO

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: Este artículo, es un primer avance, de carácter exploratorio, de una investigación más amplia que el autor está llevando a cabo sobre el mismo tema. Centrado en el "Movimiento de los Trabajadores Rurales sin Tierra", habitualmente identificado en Brasil por las siglas MST, se contempla dicho movimiento social desde sus orígenes más remotos, al final de los años 50, hasta nuestros días situándolo, por un lado, en las transformaciones políticas y en parte sociales, y en el largo y lento proceso de una reforma agraria inconclusa, por otro. De forma descriptiva, se desarrollan, en un primer paso, los antecedentes, proceso de constitución, etapas y estructura agraria brasileña, se plantea de forma suscinta la problemática de la reforma agraria. Con estas consideraciones preliminares, siguiendo casi literalmente la formulación del propio MST, se exponen, con mayor amplitud, los objetivos y características de la Reforma Agraria desde la perspectiva de los propios trabajadores rurales. Asimismo, aunque de forma más esquemática y en base a los datos oficiales, se plantean las directrices, metas y algunas de las realizaciones del Gobierno de Fernando H. Cardoso sobre dicha reforma. En definitiva, con este artículo, se pretenden establecer las bases y los ejes analíticos necesarios para una investigación más amplia y comprensiva de este fenómeno social de masas que va más allá de la propia realidad de injusticia que se está viviendo en el mundo rural brasileño y que está contando también con un amplio y sorprendente apoyo de sectores urbanos de la población brasileña.ABSTRACT: This article is an introductory and exploratory advance of a more extensive investigation that the author is carrying out on the same subject. The research is centred on the "Movement of the Rural Workers without Land", which is ussually identified in Brazil with the initials MST. This social movement is analyzed since its remotest origins, the

  5. Instantaneous Observability of Tightly Coupled SINS/GPS during Maneuvers.

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    Jiang, Junxiang; Yu, Fei; Lan, Haiyu; Dong, Qianhui

    2016-01-01

    The tightly coupled strapdown inertial navigation system (SINS)/global position system (GPS) has been widely used. The system observability determines whether the system state can be estimated by a filter efficiently or not. In this paper, the observability analysis of a two-channel and a three-channel tightly coupled SINS/GPS are performed, respectively, during arbitrary translational maneuvers and angle maneuvers, where the translational maneuver and angle maneuver are modeled. A novel instantaneous observability matrix (IOM) based on a reconstructed psi-angle model is proposed to make the theoretical analysis simpler, which starts from the observability definition directly. Based on the IOM, a series of theoretical analysis are performed. Analysis results show that almost all kinds of translational maneuver and angle maneuver can make a three-channel system instantaneously observable, but there is no one translational maneuver or angle maneuver can make a two-channel system instantaneously observable. The system's performance is investigated when the system is not instantaneously observable. A series of simulation studies based on EKF are performed to confirm the analytic conclusions. PMID:27240369

  6. Can R-parity violation lower $\\sin 2\\beta$?

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    Bhattacharya, G; Kundu, A; Bhattacharyya, Gautam; Datta, Amitava; Kundu, Anirban

    2001-01-01

    Recent time-dependent CP asymmetry measurements in the $B_d \\to J/\\psi K_S$ channel by the BaBar and Belle Collaborations yield somewhat lower values of $\\sin 2\\beta$ compared to the one obtained from the standard model fit. If the inconsistency between these numbers persists with more statistics, this will signal new physics contaminating the $B_d \\to J/\\psi K_S$ channel, thus disturbing the extraction of $\\beta$. We show that the R-parity-violating interactions in supersymmetric theories can provide extra new phases which play a role in significantly reducing the above CP asymmetry, thus explaining why BaBar and Belle report lower values of $\\sin 2\\beta$. The same couplings also affect the $B_d \\to \\phi K_S$ decay rate and asymmetry, explain the $B \\to \\eta' K$ anomaly, and predict nonzero CP asymmetry in dominant $B_s$ decays. The scenario will be tested in the ongoing and upcoming B factories.

  7. Using Remotely Sensed Data for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation: A Collaborative Effort Between the Climate Change Adaptation Science Investigators Workgroup (CASI), NASA Johnson Space Center, and Jacobs Technology

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    2016-01-01

    With ever changing landscapes and environmental conditions due to human induced climate change, adaptability is imperative for the long-term success of facilities and Federal agency missions. To mitigate the effects of climate change, indicators such as above-ground biomass change must be identified to establish a comprehensive monitoring effort. Researching the varying effects of climate change on ecosystems can provide a scientific framework that will help produce informative, strategic and tactical policies for environmental adaptation. As a proactive approach to climate change mitigation, NASA tasked the Climate Change Adaptation Science Investigators Workgroup (CASI) to provide climate change expertise and data to Center facility managers and planners in order to ensure sustainability based on predictive models and current research. Generation of historical datasets that will be used in an agency-wide effort to establish strategies for climate change mitigation and adaptation at NASA facilities is part of the CASI strategy. Using time series of historical remotely sensed data is well-established means of measuring change over time. CASI investigators have acquired multispectral and hyperspectral optical and LiDAR remotely sensed datasets from NASA Earth Observation Satellites (including the International Space Station), airborne sensors, and astronaut photography using hand held digital cameras to create a historical dataset for the Johnson Space Center, as well as the Houston and Galveston area. The raster imagery within each dataset has been georectified, and the multispectral and hyperspectral imagery has been atmospherically corrected. Using ArcGIS for Server, the CASI-Regional Remote Sensing data has been published as an image service, and can be visualized through a basic web mapping application. Future work will include a customized web mapping application created using a JavaScript Application Programming Interface (API), and inclusion of the CASI data

  8. Total algorithms

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    We define the notion of total algorithms for networks of processes. A total algorithm enforces that a "decision" is taken by a subset of the processes, and that participation of all processes is required to reach this decision. Total algorithms are an important building block in the design of distri

  9. Loss of the SIN3 transcriptional corepressor results in aberrant mitochondrial function

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    Hüttemann Maik

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background SIN3 is a transcriptional repressor protein known to regulate many genes, including a number of those that encode mitochondrial components. Results By monitoring RNA levels, we find that loss of SIN3 in Drosophila cultured cells results in up-regulation of not only nuclear encoded mitochondrial genes, but also those encoded by the mitochondrial genome. The up-regulation of gene expression is accompanied by a perturbation in ATP levels in SIN3-deficient cells, suggesting that the changes in mitochondrial gene expression result in altered mitochondrial activity. In support of the hypothesis that SIN3 is necessary for normal mitochondrial function, yeast sin3 null mutants exhibit very poor growth on non-fermentable carbon sources and show lower levels of ATP and reduced respiration rates. Conclusions The findings that both yeast and Drosophila SIN3 affect mitochondrial activity suggest an evolutionarily conserved role for SIN3 in the control of cellular energy production.

  10. First results from sin-cos reflectometer on CASTOR

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    An analysis is given of the first experimental data from a sin-cos reflectometer used at the CASTOR tokamak for the measurement of density fluctuations. The reflectometer operates at frequencies of 8.5 GHz and 10.26 GHz. Discrete Fourier transformation, fast Fourier transformation and autocorrelation analysis were used to obtain frequency spectra of density fluctuations and the time evolution of the Δτ parameter. The character of the spectra is shown to depend on the frequency used. The content of higher frequencies in the spectrum increases for density fluctuations at the plasma periphery. The correlation of fluctuations increases for the fluctuation at layers near to the plasma centrum. (J.B.) 8 figs., 5 refs

  11. Determination of $sin^{2}\\theta_W$ using $\

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    Haider, H; Athar, M Sajjad

    2013-01-01

    We have studied nonisoscalarity and medium effects in the extraction of weak mixing angle using Paschos and Wolfenstein relation in the iron nucleus. Paschos and Wolfenstein(PW) relation is valid for an isoscalar target. We have modified the PW relation for nonisoscalar target as well as incorporated the medium effects like Pauli blocking, Fermi motion, nuclear binding energy and pion rho cloud contributions. In our calculations we have used the relativistic nuclear spectral function which includes nucleon correlations. Finally local density approximation is applied to translate the numerical results to the finite nuclei. We have studied the dependence of $sin^{2}\\theta_W$ on Bjorken variables $x$ and $y$, four momentum transfer square ($Q^2$), energy of the neutrino and antineutrino, and effect of excess neutrons over protons in the nuclear target.

  12. Cirugía de pterigio sin recurrencias.

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    Alejandro de la Torre

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available En Colombia el pterigio es una enfermedad que causa consultas frecuentes y se presenta al oftalmólogo como una entidad que sólo se puede solucionar quirúrgicamente, teniendo el problema de las recurrencias. Se realizó una búsqueda de la literatura basada en la evidencia para intentar explicar los fenómenos fisiopatogénicos de la génesis del pterigio y de este modo proponer una técnica quirúrgica sin recurrencias. Se tomó un grupo de 82 pacientes a los cuales se les realizó resección del pterigio con injerto, mitomicina C y viscoelástico a quienes se les hizo un seguimiento de 6 meses con ninguna recidiva.

  13. Prevalence of obesity and metabolic syndrome components in Mexican adults without type 2 diabetes or hypertension Prevalencia de obesidad y componentes del síndrome metabólico en adultos mexicanos sin diabetes tipo 2 o hipertensión arterial

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    Rosalba Rojas-Martínez

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To describe the number of Mexican adults with undiagnosed diabetes and arterial hypertension and their association with obesity. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included a sub-sample of 6 613 subjects aged 20 years or more who participated in the 2006 National Health and Nutrition Survey (ENSANUT 2006. Subjects with a previous diagnosis of diabetes or hypertension (n=1 861 were excluded. Prevalences and standard errors were estimated, taking into account the complex sample design. RESULTS: 6.4 million adults have obesity and undiagnosed impaired fasting glucose. Almost two million more have fasting glucose levels diagnostic for diabetes. As for arterial blood pressure, 5.4 million adults had prehypertension. Another 5.4 million adults had blood pressure levels suggestive of probable hypertension. A total of 21.4 million Mexican adults with obesity had at least one further component of the metabolic syndrome. CONCLUSIONS: A large proportion of adults with obesity-related metabolic comorbidities remains undiagnosed in Mexico.OBJETIVO: Estimar el número de adultos mexicanos que tienen diabetes o hipertensión arterial no diagnosticadas y el riesgo de tales condiciones asociado a la obesidad. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se analiza una submuestra de 6 613 sujetos mayores de 20 años que participaron en la Encuesta Nacional de Salud y Nutrición 2006. Los sujetos con diagnóstico previo de diabetes o hipertensión arterial fueron excluidos (n=1 861. Las prevalencias y errores estándar fueron estimados considerando el diseño complejo de la muestra. RESULTADOS: 6.4 millones de adultos tienen obesidad y glucemia anormal de ayuno. Casi dos millones más tienen una glucemia de ayuno diagnóstica de diabetes En cuanto a la presión arterial, 5.4 millones tienen prehipertensión. El mismo número de casos tienen valores diagnósticos de hipertensión. Un total de 21.4 millones de adultos con obesidad tienen al menos un componente del síndrome metab

  14. Grandi e piccoli eventi nelle città di mare per mutamenti urbani sostenibili: i casi studio di Lorient e Valencia

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    Massimo Clemente

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available In generale, i grandi eventi sono considerati dalle città come la possibilità di realizzare nuove architetture e infrastrutture, per migliorare gli spazi pubblici e dare risonanza internazionale alla città stessa. In molte città contemporanee, la ristrutturazione economica e la riqualificazione urbana posto gli eventi al centro delle strategie di cambiamento.Spesso, tuttavia, questi interventi richiedono un tempo molto breve e investimenti elevati, che non sempre hanno un effetto duraturo nel tempo, con edifici e spazi che, dopo l'evento, si trasformano in spazi pubblici inutilizzati o edifici che devono essere riqualificati.Le città costiere rappresentano un campo privilegiato di analisi per approfondire le dinamiche dei processi di sviluppo e di rigenerazione connessi ad eventi.Alcune città hanno potenziato la propria identità marittima sviluppando attività legate alla vela, eventi sportivi velici e la nautica da diporto, promuovendo la crescita sociale ed economica, nonché la riqualificazione delle aree dismesse. Il recupero di questa identità è il punto di partenza per migliorare la qualità urbana e attrarre grandi eventi, sviluppando la competitività in un circolo virtuoso.L'immagine di queste città è migliorata, a livello locale, nazionale e internazionale, promuovendo processi di riqualificazione che hanno coinvolto i responsabili politici, gli utenti della città e gli stakeolders.Nei casi di successo, i grandi e i piccoli eventi rappresentano tessere di un mosaico più ampio, una visione della città fondata sulla identità marittima e il progetto di riqualificazione del waterfront è stato in grado di rafforzare le relazioni con le aree urbane esistenti.Il saggio propone due casi di studio europei, le città di Lorient e Valencia, mettendo in evidenza il ruolo della pianificazione a lungo termine nei processi di rigenerazione.La città di Lorient, in linea con la sua storia, ha iniziato un processo di rigenerazione

  15. The Effect of Sin in Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter

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    The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne’s most famous novel, focuses on the effect of sin on its main characters, making readers ponder about the overwhelming influence of sin on people’s mind. The two sinners, Hester Prynne, Arthur Dimmesdale, live in the shadow of sin and struggle bitterly to face it, only to find their effort futile. Once a sinner, always a sinner, the narrator seems to tell us in this way. Although the sinners in the novel spare no effort to redeem their sins, whether they are pardoned or not at last, no one could tell. The feeling of the sin, the bearing of the sin, and the acting of redemption compromise the most splendid part of the novel.

  16. La terapia génica marca un hito al proporcionar visión a adultos jóvenes casi ciegos

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    2008-01-01

    Artículo original publicado en la página web de la Foundation Fighting Blindness (USA) el 28 Abr. 2008 (www.westernclassic.org). Traducido por José Martín Nieto. Tres jóvenes adultos prácticamente sin visión pueden ahora leer varias líneas de letras en un optotipo y ver mejor en condiciones de luz baja, gracias a una terapia génica innovadora dirigida a revertir la ceguera en una forma severa de retinosis pigmentaria, conocida como Amaurosis Congénita de Leber (LCA). Una de las tres person...

  17. CT assessment of blunt diaphragmatic injuries. A retrospective study on 35 cases; Sensibilita' diagnostica della Tomografia Computerizzata nei traumi chiusi del diaframma. Studio retrospettivo di 35 casi consecutivi

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    Scaglione, M.; Pinto, F.; Giovine, S.; Sacco, M.; Romano, L. [Neaples Univ., Neaples (Italy). Dipt. di Diagnostica per Immagini; Forner, A.L. [Azienda Ospedaliera di Rilievo Nazionale A. Cardarelli, Neaples (Italy). Chirurgia d' Urgenza; Grassi, R.; Romano, S. [Neaples Univ. Federico 2, Neaples (Italy). Ist. di Radiologia, Facolta' di Medicina

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    Purpose of this work is to evaluate the effectiveness and role of CT in blunt diaphragmatic injuries by reviewing our 8-year experience. It is reviewed the preoperative CT findings of 35 patients with surgically confirmed diaphragmatic rupture. Surgical repair was performed in the acute setting (within 12 hours of trauma) in 22 cases, and late (8 months-5 years) in 13 cases. Twenty-eight patients (80%) were examined with conventional CT and 7 (20%) with Helical CT. Of the 13 patients examined long after trauma, the left hemi diaphragm was ruptured in 12 cases (with visceral herniation in 4), and the right hemi diaphragm in 1, with no herniation. The diaphragmatic rent was found in the dome (15 cases, 43%), muscolotendinous junction (11 cases, 31%), muscular portion (8 cases, 23%), and at the muscular attachments on the ribs (1 case, 3%). As for the site of diaphragmatic injury, CT never depicted the diaphragmatic rent in the dome and at the muscolotendinous junction (74%), not even with thin slices and the multiplanar Helical technique. CT detected indirect signs of injury at the muscular portion (23%), showing the injury site directly in the case with diaphragmatic avulsion (3%). CT is a reliable tool in the diagnosis of suspected diaphragmatic injury in the acute trauma setting. Long after trauma, CT performs poorly because it depicts the diaphragmatic rent only in some peripheral traumas. Helical CT has greater diagnostic potentials, but the injury site and type do affect its capabilities. [Italian] Questo lavoro si propone di valutare la sensibilita' diagnostica e il ruolo della TC nei traumi chiusi del diaframma sulla base dell'analisi retrospettiva degli ultimi 8 anni. Sono state riesaminate le indagini TC preoperatorie di 35 pazienti traumatizzati consecutivi con rottura del diaframma chirurgicamente accertata. In 22 casi la riparazione del diaframma e' avvenuta entro 12 ore dal trauma (fase acuta), in 13 nel lasso di tempo compreso tra 9 mesi

  18. Social grant recipient spending on sin taxed items / A.D. Pietersen

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    Sin taxes have increased significantly during the past three years. There have been different opinions regarding the levying of sin taxes: in relation to whether it helps the government to raise revenue or reduces the consumption thereof. This study therefore investigates the actual purpose for these taxes by means of a literature and empirical review. An increase in sin taxes affects the poor more than the rich because such taxes are classified as a regressive type of tax. The primary resear...

  19. File list: Oth.ALL.10.Sin3a.AllCell [Chip-atlas[Archive

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    Full Text Available Oth.ALL.10.Sin3a.AllCell mm9 TFs and others Sin3a All cell types SRX188800,SRX02986...3,SRX344972,SRX522661,SRX188801,SRX029864,SRX022854,SRX022853,SRX022852,SRX344973,SRX022851 http://dbarchive.biosciencedbc.jp/kyushu-u/mm9/assembled/Oth.ALL.10.Sin3a.AllCell.bed ...

  20. Hvad sker der med sin i moderne dansk - og hvorfor sker det?

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    Jensen, Torben Juel

    2009-01-01

    Udgivelsesdato: 2009 De fleste danskere behøver bare at høre en sætning som han tog sin hat og gik sin vej, før de er klar over hvilken sprogligt problemstilling der er tale om: Skal man bruge sin eller hans? Der er nok også flere der kan huske deres skolelærers svar på dette spørgsmål: Hvis det ...

  1. Early Christian spiritualties of sin and forgiveness according to 1 John

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    Dirk G. van der Merwe

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available The article attempts to investigate the possible lived experiences created by this text. The text revolves around the experience of fellowship with God (1:6, 7 who is characterised as ‘light’. For the author of 1 John, sin disrupts this fellowship. He creates an awareness and a ‘spirituality of sin and guilt’ in the lives of his readers through the use of the experiential metaphor of darkness in a dialectic combination with light and the two false negations ‘do not have sin’ (sin as a noun and ‘do not sin’ (sin as a verb. This fellowship is re-established through living in the light: the confession, forgiveness and expiation of sin. The author creates a spirituality of confession, forgiveness and expiation of sin through descriptive cultic (blood of Jesus and expiation, forensic (paraclete, atypical (cleans, expiation, paraclete and all-inclusive (all [twice], whole, anyone language. Thus, in his rhetoric, the author uses metaphor, dialectic, sacrificial, forensic, atypical and all-inclusive language to facilitate a variety of ‘lived experiences’ within his readers. Firstly, he wants them to feel guilty about their sins and consequently, after they have confessed their sins, to strengthen their faith. Secondly, he wants to encourage them to believe that they can experience the forgiveness of their sins and, by doing so, know that they have eternal life (5:13 and can experience fellowship with God and, mutually, with one another.

  2. Hacia un hospital sin látex

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    Paz Uribe Llopis

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo principal de este trabajo es, describir los pasos que se han dado en un hospital público para ir «Hacia un Hospital sin Látex». El aumento de la prevalencia de las enfermedades alérgicas, nos lleva a realizar una serie de actuaciones englobadas dentro de una política hospitalaria para disminuir la presencia de látex en el hospital. Con ello, queremos conseguir disminuir la alergia allátex de los trabajadores y evitar en los pacientes especialmente sensibles las posibles reacciones alérgicas al ser intervenidos quirúrgicamente.The main objective of this work is to describe the steps that hand been given in a public hospital in order to go «Towards a hospital without latex». The increasing of allergy illness is the reason because of that; we have to make a number of actions in a hospitable policy, with the purpose of decreasing the latex content in the hospital. With theses actions we want to get a latex allergy decreasing in the workers avoiding in the sensitive patients the possible allergy reactions when they are performed an operation.

  3. Total quality management: It works for aerospace information services

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    Erwin, James; Eberline, Carl; Colquitt, Wanda

    1993-01-01

    Today we are in the midst of information and 'total quality' revolutions. At the NASA STI Program's Center for AeroSpace Information (CASI), we are focused on using continuous improvements techniques to enrich today's services and products and to ensure that tomorrow's technology supports the TQM-based improvement of future STI program products and services. The Continuous Improvements Program at CASI is the foundation for Total Quality Management in products and services. The focus is customer-driven; its goal, to identify processes and procedures that can be improved and new technologies that can be integrated with the processes to gain efficiencies, provide effectiveness, and promote customer satisfaction. This Program seeks to establish quality through an iterative defect prevention approach that is based on the incorporation of standards and measurements into the processing cycle. Four projects are described that utilize cross-functional, problem-solving teams for identifying requirements and defining tasks and task standards, management participation, attention to critical processes, and measurable long-term goals. The implementation of these projects provides the customer with measurably improved access to information that is provided through several channels: the NASA STI Database, document requests for microfiche and hardcopy, and the Centralized Help Desk.

  4. Development of flameless combustion; Desarrollo de la combustion sin flama

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    Flores Sauceda, M. Leonardo; Cervantes de Gortari, Jaime Gonzalo [Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico, D.F. (Mexico)]. E-mail: 8344afc@prodigy.net.mx; jgonzalo@servidor.unam.mx

    2010-11-15

    The paper intends contribute to global warming mitigation joint effort that develops technologies to capture the CO{sub 2} produced by fossil fuels combustion and to reduce emission of other greenhouse gases like the NO{sub x}. After reviewing existing combustion bibliography is pointed out that (a) touches only partial aspects of the collective system composed by Combustion-Heat transfer process-Environment, whose interactions are our primary interest and (b) most specialists think there is not yet a clearly winning technology for CO{sub 2} capture and storage. In this paper the study of combustion is focused as integrated in the aforementioned collective system where application of flameless combustion, using oxidant preheated in heat regenerators and fluent gas recirculation into combustion chamber plus appropriated heat and mass balances, simultaneously results in energy saving and environmental impact reduction. [Spanish] El trabajo pretende contribuir al esfuerzo conjunto de mitigacion del calentamiento global que aporta tecnologias para capturar el CO{sub 2} producido por la combustion de combustibles fosiles y para disminuir la emision de otros gases invernadero como NOx. De revision bibliografica sobre combustion se concluye que (a) trata aspectos parciales del sistema compuesto por combustion-proceso de trasferencia de calor-ambiente, cuyas interacciones son nuestro principal interes (b) la mayoria de especialistas considera no hay todavia una tecnologia claramente superior a las demas para captura y almacenaje de CO{sub 2}. Se estudia la combustion como parte integrante del mencionado sistema conjunto, donde la aplicacion de combustion sin flama, empleando oxidante precalentado mediante regeneradores de calor y recirculacion de gases efluentes ademas de los balances de masa y energia adecuados, permite tener simultaneamente ahorros energeticos e impacto ambiental reducido.

  5. L' influenza nella regione Lazio dal 1999 al 2003: casi di sindrome influenzale, ricoveri ospedalieri per malattie respiratorie e coperture vaccinali

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    A. Pasquarella

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    Obiettivi: 1 Descrivere l’andamento dei ricoveri ospedalieri per patologie respiratorie acute e croniche concomitanti alle epidemie stagionali da virus influenzale dal 1999 al 2003, in relazione con la segnalazione dei casi di sindrome influenzale (ILI da parte dei medici sentinella. 2 Misurare l’eccesso dell’ospedalizzazione influenza-correlata nelle diverse fasce di età rispetto ai periodi non epidemici. 3 Analizzare le modificazioni del ricorso al ricovero ospedaliero in relazione al tasso di copertura della vaccinazione antinfluenzale nella popolazione anziana, su scala regionale e nelle diverse ASL.

    Metodi: sono stati estratti dal Sistema Informativo
    Ospedaliero i ricoveri per patologie respiratorie
    influenza-correlate (codici ICD9-CM: 480-487; 460-
    466; 490-496 relativi agli anni 1999-2003.
    L’incidenza di ILI è stata stimata sulla base delle
    segnalazioni dei medici sentinella afferenti alla
    rete FLU-ISS dell’Istituto Superiore di Sanità.

    Per il calcolo dei tassi di copertura è stato utilizzato l’archivio
    nominativo dei soggetti vaccinati contro l’influenza,
    attivo nella regione Lazio dal 1999. Nel periodo considerato sono stati messi in relazione i tassi di ospedalizzazione età-specifici, le incidenze di ILI e le coperture vaccinali. L’eccesso di ospedalizzazione è stato misurato confrontando i tassi relativi ai periodi epidemici e non epidemici.

    Risultati: i tassi di ospedalizzazione per malattie respiratorie sono risultati costantemente superiori nei periodi di maggiore circolazione virale, in particolare negli ultrasessantaquattrenni. Con il progressivo aumento del tasso di copertura vaccinale regionale (da circa il 25% della stagione 1999-2000 a oltre il 60% della stagione 2002-2003 non si è registrata una corrispondente diminuzione dei ricoveri ospedalieri per patologie influenza-correlate.
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  6. Molecular characterization of Sin3 PAH-domain interactor specificity and identification of PAH partners

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    Guezennec, X.S. le; Vermeulen, M.; Stunnenberg, H.G.

    2006-01-01

    Sin3 is the central component of a multisubunit co-repressor complex. A number of DNA-binding proteins are targeted by the Sin3 complex to chromatin through association with its paired amphipathic helix (PAH) domains. Here, we performed a yeast two-hybrid screening using a peptide aptamer library an

  7. Calvin’s modification of Augustine’s doctrine of original sin

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    N. Vorster

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Augustine was Calvin’s main source of reference in the “Insti- tutes”. However, his treatment of Augustine’s views was not uncritical. This article discusses the way in which Calvin modi- fied Augustine’s doctrine of original sin. The main differences can be attributed to different theological aims. Augustine deve- loped his doctrine of original sin against the teachings of the Manicheans and Pelagians, whereas Calvin shifted the focus to knowledge of God and the self. Calvin understood original sin noetically as religious and moral blindness – whereas Augus- tine viewed sexual concupiscence as the main principle of original sin. Augustine made a considerable effort to explain that sin does not find its origin in God. God foresaw the fall, but did not compel it. Calvin located sin in God’s eternal decree and permission. Augustine, furthermore, understood the transmis- sion of original sin biologically, whereas Calvin ascribed it to God’s eternal permissive will. These differences culminated in a different understanding of the meaning of Jesus’ virgin birth. The article concludes by discussing the relevance of Calvin’s noetic approach to original sin.

  8. Teléfono para todos... o casi. La singular experiència de la red de la Mancomunidad de Cataluña, 1914-1925

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    Calvo Calvo, Ángel, 1949-

    2014-01-01

    Sin lugar a dudas, la creación de una red telefónica pública es el logro más comentado por quienes, desde ángulos bien diferentes a veces, se acercan al estudio de la obra de la Mancomunidad de Cataluña. Con todo, tales comentarios muchas veces no superan el estadio de la simple alusión a los aspectos más visibles de la red, en especial los kilómetros de líneas, el número de centrales o la cantidad de pueblos puestos en comunicación. Aspectos capitales como la organización, las opciones tecno...

  9. Radiotherapy with pions for non-resectable soft tissue sarcomas at the Swiss Institute for Nuclear Research (SIN)

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    The Swiss Institute for Nuclear Research SIN at Villigen is one of the three centres in the world (LAMPF, Los Alamos; TRIUMF, Vancouver) where pion therapy is possible. A dynamic, tumour conforming spot scan technique for the treatment of deep-seated tumours has been in use since November 1981. With this technique with a favorable integral dose distribution, curative irradiation also of advanced tumours in the retroperitoneum and pelvis is possible. Only at SIN, the treatment of non-resectable soft tissue sarcomas with pions is part of the clinical program. Between 1983 and 1985 totally nine patients were treated, 1/9 with three manifestations, 1/9 with palliative intent. In 20 fractions over five weeks (four fractions a week) total doses of 30 to 36 Gy (90% isodose) were applied. In a follow-up period of eleven to 43 months (median 18 months) only 1/10 tumour manifestations treated with ≥ 30 Gy failed locally. The two-year survival rate (Kaplan-Meier) is 56%. Metastases were the cause of death in 3/5 patients, 1/5 heart disease, 1/5 local tumour progression. Even though 9/11 tumours were located in the retroperitoneum or pelvis, no radiogenic morbidity of the bowel was found. These preliminary results stimulate the intensification of this clinical program. 1986 the same number of patients with non-resectable soft tissue sarcomas was treated as in the whole period 1982 to 1985 before. (orig.)

  10. The Application of Federated Kalman Filtering in SINS/GPS/CNS Intergrated Navigation System

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    DENG Chun-lin

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Federated filter was an important method to estimate high-precision navigation parameters based on “SINS/GPS/CNS”. A no-feedback federated filter with UD_UKF algorithm was designed in the paper, a threetime amendment scheme to correct navigation parameters was designed at the same time and the mathematical model of SINS/GPS/CNS was established in launch inertial coordinate system too. The paper discussed the simulation conditions and a lot of simulations were carried out to compare 2 aspects: (1the performance between four navigation mode, which respectively is SINS, SINS/GPS, SINS/CNS, SINS/GPS/CNS;(2the estimate precision of federated filter and that of centralized Kalman filter. The results of simulation showed that the designed federated filter and amendment scheme based on SINS/GPS/CNS had high estimate precision and led to gain high hitting precision of ballistic missile, that is to say position errors were less than 20 meter and velocity errors were less than 0.1m/s in simulation.

  11. Análisis del tiempo de reacción en personas con y sin discapacidad intelectual en función del deporte practicado

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    Diego Peinado Palomin

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este estudio ha sido analizar las dife - rencias en cuanto al tiempo de reacción (TR ante un estímulo visual entre deportistas con discapacidad inte - lectual y sin discapacidad, así como comparar las dife - rencias en función del género y el deporte que se prac - tica. Para ello participaron un total de 38 deportistas (19 con discapacidad intelectual y 19 sin discapacidad divididos en función del deporte que practicaban: at - letismo, natación, deportes colectivos, gimnasia y artes marciales. El instrumento utilizado fue el Dynavision D2, un reacciómetro visual que manda estímulos de forma sucesiva a los deportistas para que respondan de forma rápida. Se demostró que el TR es menor en deportis - tas sin discapacidad en comparación a deportistas con discapacidad (p < 0.05, no apreciándose diferencias significativas en el TR entre sujetos con y sin discapa - cidad que realizaban artes marciales, ni al comparar cada grupo entre los distintos deportes practicados. Los valores medios de tiempo de reacción son mayores en hombres que en mujeres en ambos grupos, aunque no se apreciaron diferencias significativas entre ellos. Los resultados de este estudio ayudarían a planificar mejor el entrenamiento de estos deportistas.

  12. Energetic Properties and Electronic Structure of [Si,N,S] and [Si,P,S] Isomers.

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    Finney, Brian; Fang, Zongtang; Francisco, Joseph S; Dixon, David A

    2016-03-17

    Correlated molecular orbital theory at the coupled cluster CCSD(T) level with augmented correlation consistent basis sets has been used to predict the structure and energetic properties of the isomers of [Si,N,S] and [Si,P,S]. The predicted ground states are linear (2)SNSi and cyclic (2)SPSi. The other two isomers are predicted to be ∼20 to 50 kcal/mol less stable than the ground state. The excess spin is mainly on S for (2)SNSi and on P for (2)SPSi. The calculated total atomization energies with the CBS limits derived from different methods differ by ∼2 kcal/mol. The results provide the best available heats of formation for these species. The bond dissociation energies (BDEs) in (2)SNSi are comparable to those in the corresponding diatomic molecules. For cyclic (2)SPSi, the formation of (4)P + (2)SSi requires less energy than the other bond dissociation processes. The BDEs in the higher energy isomers are substantially smaller than the corresponding diatomic species. PMID:26914520

  13. An Improved Alignment Method for the Strapdown Inertial Navigation System (SINS).

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    Liu, Meng; Gao, Yanbin; Li, Guangchun; Guang, Xingxing; Li, Shutong

    2016-01-01

    In this paper, an innovative inertial navigation system (INS) mechanization and the associated Kalman filter (KF) are developed to implement a fine alignment for the strapdown INS (SINS) on stationary base. The improved mechanization is established in the pseudo-geographic frame, which is rebuilt based on the initial position. The new mechanization eliminates the effects of linear movement errors on the heading by decoupling. Compared with the traditional local-level mechanization, it has more advantages. The proposed algorithm requires lower coarse alignment accuracy in both the open-loop and closed-loop KFs and hence can improve the system reliability and decrease the total alignment time. Moreover, for the closed-loop KF, it can decrease oscillation caused by the system errors and improve the closed-loop system stability. In addition, the proposed algorithm can also be applied to polar alignment. The performance of the proposed algorithm is verified by both simulations and experiments and the results exhibit the superior performance of the proposed approach. PMID:27136565

  14. La comunicación expresiva en niños con multidiscapacidad sin lenguaje verbal

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    María Alejandra GRAZONA

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available La investigación estuvo centrada en niños con multidiscapacidad que se comunican a través de canales no visuales y no verbales. A partir de la pregunta central respecto a: ¿Cómo dan a conocer el contenido de sus mensajes los niños con multidiscapacidad que no poseen lenguaje verbal?, implementamos un estudio con dos fases complementarias y de convergencia metodológica. La primera, amparada en el paradigma positivista, en la que realizamos un acercamiento objetivo a la realidad y por medio de la operacionalización de los conceptos teóricos. en la segunda fase, profundizamos a través de la Metodología de estudio de Caso (9 en total y con un anclaje en el paradigma fenomenológico-interpretativo. El objetivo perseguido fue: Conocer las formas comunicativas de niños con multidiscapacidad sin lenguaje verbal, por ello privilegiamos el análisis en profundidad a partir de la utilización de diferentes técnicas que permitieron el acercamiento a los niños en ambientes naturales y triangular la información para proporcionar fiabilidad y validez. Las mencionadas etapas permitieron obtener un conocimiento holístico de las formas comunicativas idiosincráticas utilizadas por los niños con multidiscapacidad, que, a modo de bisagra, constituyen su fenotipo comunicativo.

  15. Ceramic Technology Project database: September 1990 summary report. [SiC, SiN, whisker-reinforced SiN, ZrO-toughened aluminas, zirconias, joints

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    Keyes, B.L.P.

    1992-06-01

    Data generated within the Ceramic Technology Project (CTP) represent a valuable resource for both research and industry. The CTP database was created to provide easy access to this information in electronic and hardcopy forms by using a computerized database and by issuing periodic hardcopy reports on the database contents. This report is the sixth in a series of semiannual database summaries and covers recent additions to the database, including joined brazed specimen test data. It covers 1 SiC, 34 SiN, 10 whisker-reinforced SiN, 2 zirconia-toughened aluminas, 8 zirconias, and 34 joints.

  16. The Trauma of Racism: America's Original Sin

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    Ponds, Kenneth T.

    2013-01-01

    With the election of Barack Obama as President, many believed that this nation was entering into a post-racial America, a color-blind society where racism could begin to be healed if not totally dismissed. However, a recent Associated Press poll has shown that this is not the case (AP, 2012). In fact, racial prejudice has increased slightly since…

  17. Un sistema casi ideal de demanda para el gasto en Colombia: una estimación utilizando el método generalizado de los momentos en el periodo 1968-2007

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    Edwar Londoño Zapata; Daniel Londoño Cano; Andrés Ramírez Hassan

    2011-01-01

    El presente trabajo utiliza una Aproximación Lineal del Modelo Casi Ideal de Demanda (Linear Approximation/Almost Ideal Demand System) para examinar los gastos de los colombianos en la canasta básica, y estimar sus respectivas elasticidades precio y gasto, a partir de datos de series de tiempo para Colombia en el período de 1968-2007. Las elasticidades gasto y precio, compensadas y no compensadas, presentan los signos esperados, siendo en su mayoría menores en valor absoluto a uno y estadísti...

  18. Un sistema casi ideal de demanda para el gasto en Colombia: Una estimación utilizando el método generalizado de los momentos en el período 1968-2007

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    Edwar Londoño Zapata

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo utiliza una Aproximación Lineal del Modelo Casi Ideal de Demanda (Linear Approximation/Almost Ideal Demand System para examinar los gastos de los colombianos en la canasta básica, y estimar sus respectivas elasticidades precio y gasto, a partir de datos de series de tiempo para Colombia en el período de 1968-2007. Las elasticidades gasto y precio, compensadas y no compensadas, presentan los signos esperados, siendo en su mayoría menores en valor absoluto a uno y estadísticamente significativas. 

  19. Nuclear effects and the NuTeV sin2 θW measurement

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    NuTeV measures sin2 θW by comparing neutral and charged current cross-sections on a heavy nuclear target, and finds a value of sin2 θW(on-shell) = 0.2277 ± 0.0013(stat) ± 0.0009(syst), approximately 3σ from the predicted value. We discuss the possibility that nuclear effects on parton distribution functions or cross-sections may be responsible for the discrepancy

  20. Evidence of surface loss as ubiquitous limiting damping mechanism in SiN micro- and nanomechanical resonators

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    Villanueva, Luis Guillermo; Schmid, Silvan

    2014-01-01

    , strings, and cantilevers) SiN resonators extracted from literature, suggesting surface loss as ubiquitous damping mechanism in thin SiN resonators with Qsurf=βh and β=6×1010±4×1010  m−1. Based on the intrinsic loss the maximal achievable Qs and Qf products for SiN membranes and strings are outlined....

  1. Specific requirement of the chromatin modifier mSin3B in cell cycle exit and cellular differentiation.

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    David, Gregory; Grandinetti, Kathryn B; Finnerty, Patricia M; Simpson, Natalie; Chu, Gerald C; Depinho, Ronald A

    2008-03-18

    The Sin3-histone deacetylase (HDAC) corepressor complex is conserved from yeast to humans. Mammals possess two highly related Sin3 proteins, mSin3A and mSin3B, which serve as scaffolds tethering HDAC enzymatic activity, and numerous sequence-specific transcription factors to enable local chromatin regulation at specific gene targets. Despite broad overlapping expression of mSin3A and mSin3B, mSin3A is cell-essential and vital for early embryonic development. Here, genetic disruption of mSin3B reveals a very different phenotype characterized by the survival of cultured cells and lethality at late stages of embryonic development with defective differentiation of multiple lineages-phenotypes that are strikingly reminiscent of those associated with loss of retinoblastoma family members or E2F transcriptional repressors. Additionally, we observe that, whereas mSin3B(-/-) cells cycle normally under standard growth conditions, they show an impaired ability to exit the cell cycle with limiting growth factors. Correspondingly, mSin3B interacts physically with the promoters of known E2F target genes, and its deficiency is associated with derepression of these gene targets in vivo. Together, these results reveal a critical role for mSin3B in the control of cell cycle exit and terminal differentiation in mammals and establish contrasting roles for the mSin3 proteins in the growth and development of specific lineages. PMID:18332431

  2. AUV Positioning Method Based on Tightly Coupled SINS/LBL for Underwater Acoustic Multipath Propagation.

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    Zhang, Tao; Shi, Hongfei; Chen, Liping; Li, Yao; Tong, Jinwu

    2016-01-01

    This paper researches an AUV (Autonomous Underwater Vehicle) positioning method based on SINS (Strapdown Inertial Navigation System)/LBL (Long Base Line) tightly coupled algorithm. This algorithm mainly includes SINS-assisted searching method of optimum slant-range of underwater acoustic propagation multipath, SINS/LBL tightly coupled model and multi-sensor information fusion algorithm. Fuzzy correlation peak problem of underwater LBL acoustic propagation multipath could be solved based on SINS positional information, thus improving LBL positional accuracy. Moreover, introduction of SINS-centered LBL locating information could compensate accumulative AUV position error effectively and regularly. Compared to loosely coupled algorithm, this tightly coupled algorithm can still provide accurate location information when there are fewer than four available hydrophones (or within the signal receiving range). Therefore, effective positional calibration area of tightly coupled system based on LBL array is wider and has higher reliability and fault tolerance than loosely coupled. It is more applicable to AUV positioning based on SINS/LBL. PMID:26978361

  3. AUV Positioning Method Based on Tightly Coupled SINS/LBL for Underwater Acoustic Multipath Propagation

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    Tao Zhang

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper researches an AUV (Autonomous Underwater Vehicle positioning method based on SINS (Strapdown Inertial Navigation System/LBL (Long Base Line tightly coupled algorithm. This algorithm mainly includes SINS-assisted searching method of optimum slant-range of underwater acoustic propagation multipath, SINS/LBL tightly coupled model and multi-sensor information fusion algorithm. Fuzzy correlation peak problem of underwater LBL acoustic propagation multipath could be solved based on SINS positional information, thus improving LBL positional accuracy. Moreover, introduction of SINS-centered LBL locating information could compensate accumulative AUV position error effectively and regularly. Compared to loosely coupled algorithm, this tightly coupled algorithm can still provide accurate location information when there are fewer than four available hydrophones (or within the signal receiving range. Therefore, effective positional calibration area of tightly coupled system based on LBL array is wider and has higher reliability and fault tolerance than loosely coupled. It is more applicable to AUV positioning based on SINS/LBL.

  4. Shlykovite KCa[Si4O9(OH)] · 3H2O and cryptophyllite K2Ca[Si4O10] · 5H2O, new mineral species from the Khibiny alkaline pluton, Kola Peninsula, Russia

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    Pekov, I. V.; Zubkova, N. V.; Filinchuk, Ya. E.; Chukanov, N. V.; Zadov, A. E.; Pushcharovsky, D. Yu.; Gobechiya, E. R.

    2010-12-01

    O, the total is 100.00. The empirical formula calculated on the basis of (Si,Al)4(O,OH)10 (OH/H2O calculated from the charge balance) is (K1.80Na0.17)Σ1.97Ca0.99Al0.01Si3.99O9.94(OH)0.06 · 5.07H2O. The idealized formula is K2Ca[Si4O10] · 5H2O. The crystal structures of both minerals were solved on single crystals using synchrotron radiation. Shlykovite is monoclinic; the space group is P21/ n; a = 6.4897(4), b = 6.9969(5), c = 26.714(2)Å, β = 94.597(8)°, V = 1209.12(15)Å3, Z = 4. Cryptophyllite is monoclinic; the space group is P21/ n; a = 6.4934(14), b = 6.9919(5), c = 32.087(3)Å, β = 94.680(12)°, V= 1451.9(4)Å, Z = 4. The strongest lines of the X-ray powder patterns ( d, Å- I, [ hkl] are: shlykovite 13.33-100[002], 6.67-76[004], 6.47-55[100], 3.469-45[021], 3.068-57[ bar 1 21], 3.042-45[121], 2.945-62[ 23], 2.912-90[025, 12, 211]; cryptophyllite 16.01-100[002], 7.98-24[004], 6.24-48[101], 3.228-22[ bar 1 09], 3.197-27[0.0.10], 2.995-47[122], 2.903-84[123, 204, bar 1 24, 211], 2.623-20[028, 08, 126]. Shlykovite and cryptophyllite are members of new related structural types. Their structures are based on a two-layer packet consisting of tetrahedral Si layers linked with octahedral Ca chains. Mountainite, shlykovite and cryptophyllite could be combined into the mountainite structural family. Shlykovite is named in memory of Russian geologist V. G. Shlykov (1941-2007); the name cryptophyllite is from the Greek words meaning concealed and leaf that allude to its layered structure (phyllosilicate) in combination with a lamellar habit and intimate intergrowths with visually indistinguishable shlykovite. Type specimens of the minerals are deposited at the Fersman Mineralogical Museum of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow.

  5. Pound y Pasolini sin estilo Pound and Pasolini without Style

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    Giorgio Passerone

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Este estudio trata sobre dos líneas fundamentales que se funden para mostrar la especificidad de la escritura de Pasolini. La posición de Pasolini intenta mantenerse en una total libertad que no favorece ni a una ni a otra parte, digamos ni a Pasolini ni a Pound. Este último cae en el infierno del fascismo y parece sostenerse, romper barreras y justificarse. Mientras que Pasolini se mantiene en una línea de dolorosa lucidez, línea que lo conduce a una perpetua interrogación y puesta en duda. Su poesía rastrea en las superficies y en las profundidades del bien y del mal. Indaga en la relación con el poder; en la fuente inagotable de las múltiples lenguas o dialectos que actualizan el pasado.This study deals with the two fundamental lines that merge together to show the specificity of Pasolini's writing. Pasolini's position strives to be completely free Pasolini nor Pound. The latter falls into a fascist hell but seems to manage, breaking barriers and having justifications. While Pasolini maintains a painfully lucid line, leading him to perpetually ponder and doubt. His poetry searches on the surfaces and depths of good and evil. He looks into the relationship with power; into the endless source of multiple languages or dialects that renew the past.

  6. Distancia entre plantas y dosis de nitrógeno y potasio en sandía sin semillas fertirrigada

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    Anderson Luiz Feltrim

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo fue evaluar los efectos de dosis de N y K2O, vía fertirrigación por goteo, y de la distancia entre plantas sobre la productividad del híbrido Shadow de sandía sin semillas. El experimento se realizó de agosto a octubre de 2008 en el Município de Tupã, SP, Brazil. Se avaluaran cuatro dosis de N + K2O (79,8 + 106,7, 106,4 + 142,2, 133,0 + 177,7, y 159,6 + 213,2 kg ha-1, respectivamente, y cuatro distancias entre plantas (0,5, 1,0, 1,5 y 2,0 m, en hileras espaciadas de 2,0 m. Se utilizó el diseño experimental de bloques al azar, en parcelas subdivididas, con tres repeticiones. Las variables evaluadas fueron: concentración foliar de N y K, peso medio de frutos, número de frutos y productividad total y comercial; y número de frutos en las clases de 3 a 5, 5 a 7, 7 a 9 kg y con más de 9 kg, por planta y por hectárea. Hubo efecto del factor dosis de N + K2O sobre la concentración foliar de K, y la productividad total y comercial de la sandía híbrido Shadow disminuyó linealmente con el aumento de la distancia entre plantas. Sin embargo, no hubo efecto significativo de la interacción ni efecto individual de los factores sobre las otras variables avaliadas.

  7. Capacitively Coupled Hot-Electron Nanobolometer with SIN Tunnel Junctions

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    Kuzmin, Leonid S.; Fominsky, M.; Kalabukhov, A.; Golubev, D.; Tarasov, M.

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    A capacitively coupled hot-electron nanobolometer (CC-HEB) is the simplest and most effective antenna-coupled bolometer. The bolometer consists of a small absorber connected to the superconducting antenna by tunnel junctions. The tunnel junctions used for high-frequency coupling also give perfect thermal isolation of hot electrons in the small volume of the absorber. The same tunnel junctions are used for temperature measurements and electron cooling. This bolometer does not suffer from the frequency limitations in the submillimeter range due to the high potential barrier of the tunnel junctions as does the microbolometer with Andreev mirrors (A-HEB), which is limited by the superconducting gap. Theoretical analyses show that the two-junction configuration more than doubles the sensitivity of the bolometer in current-biased mode compared to the single-junction configuration used for A-HEB. Another important advantage of CC-HEB is its simple two-layer technology for sample fabrication. Samples were fabricated with an absorber made of a bilayer of Cr and Al to match the impedance of the antenna. Electrodes were made of Al and tunnel junctions were formed over the Al oxide layer. The coupling capacitances of the tunnel junctions, C ≍ 20 fF, in combination with the inductance of the 10 μm absorber create a bandpass filter with a central frequency around 300 GHz. Bolometers are integrated with log-periodic and double-dipole planar antennas made of Au. The temperature response of bolometer structures was measured at temperatures down to 256 mK. In our experiment we observed dV/dT=1.3 mV/K, corresponding to responsivity S=0.2.109 V/W. For amplifier noise Vna=3nV/Hz1/2 at 1 kHz the estimated total noise equivalent power is NEP=1.5.10-17 W/Hz1/2. The intrinsic bolometer self noise Vnbol=0.5 nV/Hz1/2 corresponds to NEP=3.10-18 W/Hz1/2. For microwave evaluation of bolometer sensitivity we used a black body radiation source comprising a thin NiCr stimulator placed on the

  8. Production and characterization of Si-N films obtained by r.f. magnetron sputtering

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    Si-N films were deposited by sputtering from an Si3N4 target with different deposition pressures and negative substrate bias. The films were amorphous and showed a ''featureless'' morphology. A high oxygen content was detected in unbiased films. For these films the Si/N ratio was very high compared with the target composition, whereas for biased films the opposite was observed. Si-N films presented cohesive failures for loads as high as 21 N and adhesive failure at 45 N when they were analysed by scratch test. Very high hardness (45 GPa) was obtained, particularly for biased films. Unbiased films were softer, which is attributed to the formation of silicon oxide and/or to a lower compressive stress level. (orig.)

  9. La implementación arquitectónica de los acristalamientos activos con agua circulante, y su contribución en edificios de consumo de energía casi nulo

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    La presente Tesis Doctoral evalúa la contribución de una fachada activa, constituida por acristalamientos con circulación de agua, en el rendimiento energético del edificio. Con especial énfasis en la baja afección sobre su imagen, su integración ha de favorecer la calificación del edificio con el futuro estándar de Edificio de consumo de Energía Casi Nulo (EECN). El propósito consiste en cuantificar su aportación a limitar la demanda de climatización, como solución de fachada transparente ac...

  10. La construcción y destrucción del lenguaje en la filmografía de los 300 espartanos: El León de Esparta, 300 y Casi 300

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    Full Text Available En el presente artículo vamos a analizar el lenguaje que se utiliza en las tres películas más relevantes que se han realizado sobre las hazañas de los 300 espartanos hasta la fecha. La historia, la heroicidad y el humor son los tres ejes sobre los que descansan las películas de Rudolph Maté, Zack Snyder y Seltzer & Friedberg. El cambio de sentido y por tanto de género que encontramos en estas tres cintas ( El león de Esparta, 300 y Casi 300 viene determinado en gran medida por el lenguaje que se utili- za tanto en los diálogos como en las voces en off.

  11. REALIZATION OF GPS/SST/SINS INTEGRATED NAVIGATION FILTER ALGORITHM FOR BALLISTIC MISSILE

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    KANGGuo-hua; LIUJian-ye; ZHUYan-hua; XIONGZhi

    2005-01-01

    Considering the domestic single navigation system of the ballistic missile, a new filter method is presented. The method integrates the information of the strapdown star tracker (SST) attitude, the position and the velocity of a high speed GPS with a strapdown inertial navigation system (SINS) information into one filter, thus improving the precision of the attitude, the velocity, and the position. Finally, the GPS/SST/SINS simulation platfornt is designed. Simulation results demonstrate that the filter is robust and reliable, and the precision rises to the comparative level abroad.

  12. Moving State Marine SINS Initial Alignment Based on High Degree CKF

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    Full Text Available A new moving state marine initial alignment method of strap-down inertial navigation system (SINS is proposed based on high-degree cubature Kalman filter (CKF, which can capture higher order Taylor expansion terms of nonlinear alignment model than the existing third-degree CKF, unscented Kalman filter and central difference Kalman filter, and improve the accuracy of initial alignment under large heading misalignment angle condition. Simulation results show the efficiency and advantage of the proposed initial alignment method as compared with existing initial alignment methods for the moving state SINS initial alignment with large heading misalignment angle.

  13. Buscando la sostenibilidad del periodismo de investigación sin ánimo de lucro

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    Full Text Available Diez años después de la reactivación del periodismo de investigación sin ánimo de lucro en Estados Unidos, distintas voces le reclaman una mayor sostenibilidad. Hasta ahora, sus ingresos principales han provenido de grandes fundaciones. Sin embar-go, como recuerda Edward Wasser-man (2011 "Ir periódicamente a la gente rica para pedirles dinero no es un modelo de negocio real". Tomando como base el prestigioso modelo Canvas, creado en 2004, este trabajo valora la sostenibilidad de este tipo de periodismo.

  14. Democracia sin Estado de Derecho. El Ministerio Público en México

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    Un Estado de Derecho efectivo es fundamental para la existencia de un régimen democrático, pues garantiza la igualdad de los ciudadanos frente la ley, así como la existencia del régimen mismo. Una democracia sin Estado de Derecho es una contradicción; sin embargo, los déficits que se verifican en regímenes de reciente democratización, muestran que también es una realidad. En México las deficiencias del sistema de justicia, en particular las referentes al desempeño de los ministerios públicos ...

  15. Análisis de costos médicos y resultados de la cirugía coronaria sin circulación extracorpórea

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    procedimiento con CEC, y entre $10.100 y $15.300 (mediana = $12.100 para la cirugía “sin bomba”. Este costo mayor estuvo relacionado con el precio del estabilizador descartable, que es comparativamente más caro que el de un oxigenador. Así, proporcionalmente, el costo total de quirófano de una cirugía sin CEC fue el 15% a 39% más caro que la cirugía convencional. Por su parte, el análisis del costo de una cirugía, teniendo en cuenta las tasas de complicaciones, mostró valores entre $11.978 y $18.145 (mediana: $14.350 para la cirugía sin CEC, y entre $12.303 y $16.518 (mediana: $13.377 para el procedimiento “con bomba”. Conclusiones En el presente estudio no se ha podido demostrar una reducción del costo de la cirugía coronaria con el empleo de la técnica de revascularización sin CEC, al compararla con el procedimiento convencional. El precio de los insumos de quirófano (estabilizador coronario parece ser el factor determinante del alto costo de la cirugía sin CEC en la Argentina. Medidas regulativas que contemplen la reutilización de los estabilizadores coronarios descartables o una política que favorezca la reducción del costo de los insumos quirúrgicos podrían mejorar la relación costo-eficacia de la cirugía “sin bomba” en nuestro medio.

  16. SINs and SOMs: Neural microcircuits for size tuning in the zebrafish and mouse visual pathway.

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    Full Text Available In many animals, a fast and reliable circuit for discriminating between predator-sized objects and edible (prey-sized objects is necessary for survival. How are receptive fields in visual brain areas organized to extract information about size? Recent studies from the zebrafish optic tectum and the mouse visual cortex suggest de novo shaping of receptive fields by subtypes of inhibitory neurons. Del Bene et al. (2010 describe a population of GABAergic neurons in the zebrafish optic tectum (Superficial Interneurons, SINs that are necessary for size filtering during prey capture. Adesnik et al. (2012 describe a somatostatin-expressing interneuron population (SOMs that confers surround suppression on layer II/III pyramidal cells in mouse V1. Strikingly both the SINs and the SOMs, display size-dependent response properties. Increasing visual stimulus size increases excitatory input to these neurons. Dampening SIN or SOM activity alters tuning of neighboring circuits such that they lose preference for small objects. Both results provide exciting evidence for mechanisms of size filtering in visual circuits. Here we review the roles of the SINs and the SOMs and speculate on the similarity of such spatial filters across species.

  17. Roots of Sin and Destruction of the Religious Education in the Shia Belief

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    Sadeghiyan, Mehri

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    The religious Education is one of the key components of the present age detachment from which poses numerous problems for the society Islamic. One of the factors effective in the destruction of the religious Education is the roots of sin avoiding which can lead to the improvement of the religious Education of the members of the society. Thus, the…

  18. Sin City: cuando el cine se rinde a los pies del cómic

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    Proposta didàctica que se situa entre els llenguatges del còmic i del cinema per a promoure la reflexió sobre la cerca de noves formes de narrar. El fil conductor és Sin City i es proposen, també, 10 activitats per als alumnes

  19. Original Sin

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    John Harkrider

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    While SEPs could be a potential predator in the hands of a firm that wants to raise the costs of its rivals, the Administration’s intervention on SEP enforcement, while doing nothing with respect to non-SEPs, can have three unintended consequences. John D. Harkrider (Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider)

  20. Sin City?

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    Gautier, Pieter A; Svarer, Michael; Teulings, Coen N.

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    Is moving to the countryside a credible commitment device for couples? Weinvestigate whether lowering the arrival rate of potential alternative partners bymoving to a less populated area lowers the dissolution risk for a sample of Danishcouples. We find that of the couples who married in the city, the ones who stay inthe city have significant higher divorce rates. Similarly, for the couples who marriedoutside the city, the ones who move to the city are more likely to divorce. Thiscorrelation ...

  1. Beryllium Silicide Clusters, BenSin, Be2nSin (n = 1 - 4) and possible MgB2-like Superconductivity in some of them

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    Isikaku-Ironkwe, O. P.

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    The symmetry of the Periodic Table makes it possible to predict certain properties of similar elements and compounds using one of them as a template. Magnesium diboride, MgB2, presents a useful template in the search for similar materials. Starting from electronegativity, valence electron and atomic number equivalency, we identify many potential similar materials. One of them is the beryllium silicide, Be2nSin cluster system. We establish that though not yet produced in bulk, Be2Si exists. We...

  2. Influence of SST from Pacific and Atlantic Ocean and atmospheric circulation in the precipitation regime of basin from Brazilian SIN

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    Custodio, M. D.; Ramos, C. G.; Madeira, P.; de Macedo, A. L.

    2013-12-01

    The South American climate presents tropical, subtropical and extratropical features because of its territorial extension, being influenced by a variety of dynamical systems with different spatial and temporal scales which result in different climatic regimes in their subregions. Furthermore, the precipitation regime in South America is influenced by low-frequency phenomena as El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO), the Atlantic dipole and the Madden Julian Oscilation (MJO), in other words, is directly influenced by variations of the Sea Surface Temperature (SST). Due to the importance of the precipitation for many sectors including the planning of productive activities, such as agriculture, livestock and hydropower energy, many studies about climate variations in Brazil have tried to determine and explain the mechanisms that affect the precipitation regime. However, because of complexity of the climate system, and consequently of their impacts on the global precipitation regime, its interactions are not totally understood and therefore misrepresented in numerical models used to forecast climate. The precipitation pattern over hydrographic basin which form the Brasilian National Interconnected System (Sistema Interligado Nacional-SIN) are not yet known and therefore the climate forecast of these regions still presents considerable failure that need to be corrected due to its economic importance. In this context, the purpose here is to determine the precipitation patterns on the Brazilian SIN, based on SST and circulation observed data. In a second phase a forecast climate model for these regions will be produced. In this first moment 30 years (1983 to 2012) of SST over Pacific and Atlantic Ocean were analyzed, along with wind in 850 and 200 hPa and precipitation observed data. The precipitation patterns were analyzed through statistical analyses for interannual (ENSO) and intraseasonal (MJO) anomalies for these variables over the SIN basin. Subsequently, these

  3. Constructing a Counternarrative: Students Informing Now (S.I.N.) Reframes Immigration and Education in the United States

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    Dominguez, Neidi; Duarte, Yazmin; Espinosa, Pedro Joel; Martinez, Luis; Nygreen, Kysa; Perez, Renato; Ramirez, Izel; Saba, Mariella

    2009-01-01

    The work of Students Informing Now (S.I.N.), an immigrant student organization at the University of California, Santa Cruz, is described in this column. The authors argue that S.I.N.'s diverse activities and textual products construct a counternarrative that challenges and reframes the debate on undocumented students and immigration. Focusing on…

  4. SiO x /SiN y multilayers for photovoltaic and photonic applications

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    Nalini, Ramesh Pratibha; Khomenkova, Larysa; Debieu, Olivier; Cardin, Julien; Dufour, Christian; Carrada, Marzia; Gourbilleau, Fabrice

    2012-02-01

    Microstructural, electrical, and optical properties of undoped and Nd3+-doped SiO x /SiN y multilayers fabricated by reactive radio frequency magnetron co-sputtering have been investigated with regard to thermal treatment. This letter demonstrates the advantages of using SiN y as the alternating sublayer instead of SiO2. A high density of silicon nanoclusters of the order 1019 nc/cm3 is achieved in the SiO x sublayers. Enhanced conductivity, emission, and absorption are attained at low thermal budget, which are promising for photovoltaic applications. Furthermore, the enhancement of Nd3+ emission in these multilayers in comparison with the SiO x /SiO2 counterparts offers promising future photonic applications. PACS: 88.40.fh (Advanced materials development), 81.15.cd (Deposition by sputtering), 78.67.bf (Nanocrystals, nanoparticles, and nanoclusters).

  5. A Fast and High-Accuracy Compass Alignment Method to SINS with Azimuth Axis Rotation

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    Xixiang Liu

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    Full Text Available Azimuth axis rotating modulation was introduced to improve the alignment accuracy of strapdown inertial navigation system (SINS through compass algorithm, in which the limit accuracy was determined by equivalent sensor errors in the eastern and northern direction. In this modulation, horizontal sensor errors were modulated into zero mean periodic variables. Furthermore, two methods were introduced to ensure alignment accuracy and speed: (1 shortened rotating cycle and redesigned compass parameters were selected to eliminate or ease the amplification to low-frequency senor error inputs in compass loop caused by rotation and (2 a data repeated calculation method was designed to shorten prolonged alignment time caused by the above redesigned parameters. Based on a certain SINS, turntable test proves that alignment accuracy and time were significantly improved and slightly shortened in comparison with the classical compass alignment.

  6. Efectos de la putrescina en diferentes ciclos de selección masal divergente del maíz Harinoso Mosquera I Sin. 2 afectados por las heladas Efectos de la putrescina en diferentes ciclos de selección masal divergente del maíz Harinoso Mosquera I Sin. 2 afectados por las heladas

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    During 1989, at the Tibaitata Research Center, an experiment plot was carried out. On cycles 6, 9, 12 and 15 of prolific and non prolific corn sub-populations which treated with 0, 1000, 2000 and 4000 Mm of putrescine. Six hours before aplication, the corn plants suffered chilling effects (-1.50 C/4 hr. As consecuence of chilling, the growth in height was suspended, the ear shoots and yield grain decreased. However putrescine application reverted the damage caused hy chilling and significative differences were observed in height and yield grain. Cicle 6 in prolific sub population was noticeable, in which 1000, 2000, and 4000 Mm of putrescine yielded 6.75, 5.24 and 5.63 Ton/ha. The Harinoso Mosquera I. Sin. 2 or cycle cero, showed a higber sensibility to chilling and the answer to putrescine application was almost negligeable.

    En 1989, en el C.I. Tibaitata, en un ensayo de bloques al azar se aplicó: 0., 1000, 2000 Y 4000 Mm de Potrescina (Put a los ciclos 6, 9, 12 Y 15 de subpoblaciones prolíficas y no prolíficas de maíz, que 6 horas antes habían sufrido los efectos de una helada (-1.50 C/4 hr. Como consecuencia del enfriamiento, el crecimiento en altura se suspendió, las mazorcas/planta florecidas que llenaron grano, y el reridimiento, disminuyeron; pero la Put aplicada revertió los daños causados por la helada, presentándose diferencias en la altura y rendimiento. Se destaca el ciclo 6 de la subpoblación prolífica, en el que con dosis de 1000, 2000 y 4000 Mm se obtuvieron rendimientos de ó.75, 5.24, y 5.ó3 Ton/ha. El maíz progenitor (ciclo 0 presentó una gran sensibilidad a la helada, y casi nula respuesta a Put.

  7. con y sin iniciativas de conservación, en Oaxaca, México

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    Full Text Available Se analizaron cambios en la cobertura arbolada entre 1990-2010, en once comunidades Chinantecas, en Oaxaca, México. De éstas, cinco realizan acción colectiva para la conservación del bosque (con-ACPC y seis no (sin- ACPC. Mediante una clasificación supervisada de imágenes de satélite Landsat de 1990, 2000 y 2010, se obtuvieron mapas de cobertura arbolada/condición no-arbolada. Se realizaron cruces de mapas de 1990-2000 y 2000-2010, para obtener mapas de procesos de cambio (deforestación y revegetación y tasas anuales de cambio. En el conjunto de comunidades la cobertura arbolada fue de alrededor del 90% en las tres décadas, pero hubieron diferencias significativas en la cobertura arbolada de las comunidades con-ACPC y sin-ACPC. En las primeras hubo mayor superficie arbolada, menor permanencia de la condición no-arbolada y tasas de cambio relativamente menores. En las comunidades sin- ACPC hubo mayor revegetación entre 2000-2010, pero la recuperación de cobertura no parece ser intencional, ya que las comunidades carecen de acciones para cuidar el bosque. Las comunidades con-ACPC cuentan con asesores y en ellas se hacen investigaciones por parte de académicos y operan programas gubernamentales y no-gubernamentales, pero no es así en las comunidades sin-ACPC. Entender mejor la dinámica de bosques de alto valor ecológico en predios de propiedad social, como los del norte del estado de Oaxaca, es fundamental para orientar mejor políticas públicas enfocadas a atender los bosques a la escala local.

  8. Derivados lácteos sin colesterol utilizando beta-ciclodextrina

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    Alonso López, Leocadio

    2013-01-01

    Debido a la alta concentración de colesterol en grasa láctea, de 300 a 400 mg/100g, determinados productos, como la nata o mantequilla no son recomendables en la dieta de personas con elevados niveles de colesterol sanguíneo. En este artículo, el investigador propone el uso de beta-ciclodextrina en la elaboración de derivados lácteos sin colesterol.

  9. DIVERSIDAD DE ABEJAS SIN AGUIJÓN (HYMENOPTERA:MELIPONINI UTILIZADAS EN MELIPONICULTURA EN COLOMBIA

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    Guiomar Nates Parra

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    Full Text Available En Colombia se conoce la existencia de cerca de 120 especies de abejas nativas sin aguijón, muchas de las cuales tienen importantes usos y representaciones para diversos grupos sociales y culturales. A pesar de que su cría y manejo (meliponicultura, es una actividad que viene creciendo y tecnificándose en Latinoamérica y otras regiones del mundo, sus características y desarrollo en Colombia han sido poco documentados. Se presentan los resultados de entrevistas y visitas a 75 personas en 16 departamentos de Colombia, que cultivan 25 especies de abejas sin aguijón, agrupadas en 12 géneros. Se encontraron al menos nueve especies más sin identificación completa, se reportan cuatro nuevos registros para el país y se amplía la distribución para 21 taxones. Se presenta información sobre la distribución regional y altitudinal, el cultivo urbano y las denominaciones locales para las abejas. Se revisan algunas características de los géneros cultivados más comunes (Tetragonisca, Melipona, Paratrigona, Scaptotrigona, y Nannotrigona y se discute la importancia del vínculo entre diversidad biológica y cultural que se manifiesta en los nombres locales reportados. Ante un escenario mundial de expansión de la meliponicultura, se resaltan necesidades de investigación y riesgos para la conservación y manejo de la diversidad de abejas sin aguijón y los conocimientos asociados.

  10. INVESTIGATION OF TIGHTLY COUPLED SINS/GPS INTEGRATION MIDCOURSE GUIDANCE FOR AIR-TO-AIR MISSILES

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    The applied problems of SINS/GPS integration navigation system existing in midcourse guidance of air-to-air missiles have been investigated recently. In comparison with those investigations existing in current publications, a new tightly coupled SINS/GPS integration navigation system for air-to-air missiles, based on the decorrelated pseudo-range approach, is presented in this paper. Because of high jamming and dynamic of air-to-air missiles, inertial velocity aiding GPS receiver is used to provide a more accurate, jam-resistant measurement for midcourse guidance systems. A tracking error estimator is designed to distinguish the correlation that existed between pseudo-range measurements and inertial information. It is found better to regard inertial velocity aiding errors as the noise of which statistical properties are unknown. So using mixed Kalman/minimax filtering theory, one can obtain the new tracking error estimator with simple and robust algorithm through constructing a composite filter consisting of two parts: Kalman filter for the noise of known statistics and minimax filter for the unknown. In order to ensure this simple estimator stability, a new method is proposed to choose its parameters, based on Khargonekars work. Moreover, it is demonstrated that the given method also ensures the proposed estimator optimality. All the work mentioned above is involved in the tightly coupled SINS/GPS integration midcourse system design in which a set of low-accuracy inertial components is shared by SINS and autopilot. Simulation results of a certain type of air-to-air missile are presented. Due to decorrelation by the tracking error estimator, only small white noise of pseudo-range measurements remains. So it is shown that application of the new midcourse guidance system results in better guidance accuracy, higher jam-resistance.

  11. Hvordan kan HIT The Gym styrke sin posisjon som et moderne og trendy treningssenter i Trondheim?

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    Aakernes, Linda; Hagen, Elise; Mangrud, Martine Sandvik

    2014-01-01

    Denne oppgaven omhandler treningssenteret HIT The Gym. I markeder med flere sterke aktører, er det viktig å finne ledige posisjoner og relevante differensieringspunkter for å skille seg fra konkurrentene. Vi har derfor tatt utgangspunkt i følgende problemstilling: “Hvordan kan HIT The Gym styrke sin posisjon som et moderne og trendy treningssenter i Trondheim?”. For å kunne besvare problemstillingen, skaffet vi oss innsikt i treningssenterbransjen og HIT The Gym i begynnelsen av prosessen....

  12. Sin Fronteras Boy: Students Create Collaborative Websites to Explore the Border

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    Cornell, Grace

    2012-01-01

    Around one table, four 4th-grade girls chat quietly as they write on their laptops: Ruby interviews Alejandra about her experience crossing the U.S.-Mexico border as a 6-year-old. Meanwhile, Cindy turns notes from an interview with her uncle into a narrative about his immigration experience. Next to them, four boys work on the "Sin Fronteras Boy"…

  13. The Borders of Engineers Without Borders: A Self-Assessment of Ingenieros Sin Fronteras Colombia

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    Andrés Felipe Valderrama Pineda; Richard Arias-Hernández; María C Ramírez; Astrid Bejarano; Juan C. Silva

    2012-01-01

    This article results from a process of self-assessment within Ingenieros Sin Fronteras Colombia (ISFC). The activities usually referred to as humanitarian engineering, assistive engineering, engineering for aid, and/or engineering for development are increasingly involving educational frameworks, activities, and institutions in service-learning schemes. In this article, we discuss the issues and challenges that arise from this combination of objectives, activities, and institutional settings,...

  14. A Fast and High-Accuracy Compass Alignment Method to SINS with Azimuth Axis Rotation

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    Xixiang Liu; Xiaosu Xu; Yiting Liu; Lihui Wang

    2013-01-01

    Azimuth axis rotating modulation was introduced to improve the alignment accuracy of strapdown inertial navigation system (SINS) through compass algorithm, in which the limit accuracy was determined by equivalent sensor errors in the eastern and northern direction. In this modulation, horizontal sensor errors were modulated into zero mean periodic variables. Furthermore, two methods were introduced to ensure alignment accuracy and speed: (1) shortened rotating cycle and redesigned compass par...

  15. SWOT Analysis of Religious Tourism in the Roi Kaen Sarn Sin Cluster of Northeastern Thailand

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    Aree Naipinit; Thirachaya Maneenetr; Thongphon Promsaka Na Sakolnakorn; Chidchanok Churngchow; Patarapong Kroeksakul

    2013-01-01

    This article aims to examine the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats for tourism in the Roi Kaen Sarn Sin (RKSS) cluster, using a qualitative approach to consider religious tourism in northeastern Thailand. Semi-structured interviews were the main data collection tools, and key informants of this study included officers from both government and private sectors related to tourism in northeastern Thailand. The results found that religious tourism took place within this area a long...

  16. La contabilidad de las entidades sin finalidad lucrativa: especial referencia a las fundaciones

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    Arnau Paradís, Andreu

    2002-01-01

    Las entidades no lucrativas tienen cada día mas presencia en las sociedades democráticas. Nuestro objetivo ha sido el estudio detallado de la contabilidad de estas entidades, especialmente las fundaciones, analizando si la normativa contable empresarial es aplicable a estas entidades. En el ámbito conceptual no se requiere un marco contable diferente, sin embargo, y por tratarse de un sector de actividad claramente diferenciado, algunas normas contables requieren de una interpretación diferen...

  17. Kinetics of Immune Responses in Deer Mice Experimentally Infected with Sin Nombre Virus

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    Schountz, Tony; Acuña-Retamar, Mariana; Feinstein, Shira; Prescott, Joseph; Torres-Perez, Fernando; Podell, Brendan; Peters, Staci; Ye, Chunyan; Black, William C.; Hjelle, Brian

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    Deer mice are the principal reservoir hosts of Sin Nombre virus, the etiologic agent of most hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome cases in North America. Infection of deer mice results in persistence without conspicuous pathology, and most, if not all, infected mice remain infected for life, with periods of viral shedding. The kinetics of viral load, histopathology, virus distribution, and immune gene expression in deer mice were examined. Viral antigen was detected as early as 5 days postinfe...

  18. Differential Lymphocyte and Antibody Responses in Deer Mice Infected with Sin Nombre Hantavirus or Andes Hantavirus

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    Schountz, Tony; Quackenbush, Sandra; Rovnak, Joel; Haddock, Elaine; Black, William C.; Feldmann, Heinz; Prescott, Joseph

    2014-01-01

    Hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome (HCPS) is a rodent-borne disease with a high case-fatality rate that is caused by several New World hantaviruses. Each pathogenic hantavirus is naturally hosted by a principal rodent species without conspicuous disease and infection is persistent, perhaps for life. Deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus) are the natural reservoirs of Sin Nombre virus (SNV), the etiologic agent of most HCPS cases in North America. Deer mice remain infected despite a helper T cell...

  19. Logopedar sin kjennskap til pustevanskar og VCD : Ei kartleggingsundersøking.

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    2013-01-01

    Trass i at det er ein pågåande diskusjon rundt diagnosen, blir logopedar i hyppig nemnt som behandlande instans ved diagnosen VCD (vocal cord dysfunction). Med utgangspunkt i problemstillinga: ”kva kjennskap har norske logopedar til pustevanskar og VCD”, forsøkjer ein i dette mastergradprosjektet å kartleggje norske logopedar sin kjennskap gjennom respondentane si erfaring, interesse og kompetansen deira knytt til pustevanskar og VCD. Oppgåva baserer seg på kvantitativ forskingsstrategi, ...

  20. de niños con y sin problemas de lenguaje

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    Coral Melgarejo

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available El propósito del presente estudio fue identificar las habilidades maternas e infantiles implicadas en las interacciones madre-hijo en niños con y sin problemas de lenguaje. Con ese fin, se evaluaron videograbaciones de la interacción entre madres e hijos en tres grupos: niños con antecedentes familiares y problemas de lenguaje, niños sin problemas de lenguaje, y niños sin antecedentes familiares ni problemas de lenguaje. Se encontró que las participaciones de las madres en este último grupo se distribuyeron entre todas las categorías de conducta aplicadas, cosa que no ocurrió en los otros grupos, lo que indica una mayor diversidad en dicha participación. Estos hallazgos indican que las díadas normales son más activas y orientadas al control de la conducta que los grupos que tienen problemas de lenguaje o con antecedentes familiares de ellos. Finalmente, se encuentran diferencias en cuanto a la estructura de interacción, las que se discuten en el contexto de las relaciones madre-hijo.

  1. A Novel Scheme for DVL-Aided SINS In-Motion Alignment Using UKF Techniques

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    Wenqi Wu

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available In-motion alignment of Strapdown Inertial Navigation Systems (SINS without any geodetic-frame observations is one of the toughest challenges for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV. This paper presents a novel scheme for Doppler Velocity Log (DVL aided SINS alignment using Unscented Kalman Filter (UKF which allows large initial misalignments. With the proposed mechanism, a nonlinear SINS error model is presented and the measurement model is derived under the assumption that large misalignments may exist. Since a priori knowledge of the measurement noise covariance is of great importance to robustness of the UKF, the covariance-matching methods widely used in the Adaptive KF (AKF are extended for use in Adaptive UKF (AUKF. Experimental results show that the proposed DVL-aided alignment model is effective with any initial heading errors. The performances of the adaptive filtering methods are evaluated with regards to their parameter estimation stability. Furthermore, it is clearly shown that the measurement noise covariance can be estimated reliably by the adaptive UKF methods and hence improve the performance of the alignment.

  2. pSIN: A scalable, Parallel algorithm for Seismic INterferometry of large-N ambient-noise data

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    Chen, Po; Taylor, Nicholas J.; Dueker, Ken G.; Keifer, Ian S.; Wilson, Andra K.; McGuffy, Casey L.; Novitsky, Christopher G.; Spears, Alec J.; Holbrook, W. Steven

    2016-08-01

    Seismic interferometry is a technique for extracting deterministic signals (i.e., ambient-noise Green's functions) from recordings of ambient-noise wavefields through cross-correlation and other related signal processing techniques. The extracted ambient-noise Green's functions can be used in ambient-noise tomography for constructing seismic structure models of the Earth's interior. The amount of calculations involved in the seismic interferometry procedure can be significant, especially for ambient-noise datasets collected by large seismic sensor arrays (i.e., "large-N" data). We present an efficient parallel algorithm, named pSIN (Parallel Seismic INterferometry), for solving seismic interferometry problems on conventional distributed-memory computer clusters. The design of the algorithm is based on a two-dimensional partition of the ambient-noise data recorded by a seismic sensor array. We pay special attention to the balance of the computational load, inter-process communication overhead and memory usage across all MPI processes and we minimize the total number of I/O operations. We have tested the algorithm using a real ambient-noise dataset and obtained a significant amount of savings in processing time. Scaling tests have shown excellent strong scalability from 80 cores to over 2000 cores.

  3. Integrated Navigation System and Experiment of a Low-Cost and Low-Accuracy SINS/GPS%一种低成本低精度SINS/GPS组合导航系统及试验

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    林雪原; 徐进; 周旻

    2007-01-01

    When SINS (strap-down inertial navigation system) is combined with GPS, the observability of the course angle is weak. Although the course angle error is improved to some extent through Kalman filtering, the course angle still assumes a divergent trend. This trend is aggravated further when using low-cost and low-accuracy SINS. In order to restrain this trend, a method that uses AHRS to substitute for SINS course angle information is put forward aimed at the hardware component characteristic of the low-cost and low-accuracy SINS including AHRS (attitude and heading reference system) and IMU (inertial measurement unit). Real static and dynamic experiments show that the method can restrain the divergent trend of the navigation system angle effectively, and the positioning accuracy is high.

  4. El silencio fue casi una virtud

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    Marisa Ruiz

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Memory studies in Uruguay are mostly based on testimonies and interpretations of the victims of State terrorism. Instead, our approach will underline the “frozen memory” of the National Party regarding some recent historical issues – inter alia the Pact of the Navy Club and the 1984 national elections – during the Parliamentary approval of the Ley de Caducidad de la Pretensión Punitiva del Estado, which basically pardoned the army for their crimes. The law was proposed and supported by the National Party in 1986. This frozen memory was fully maintained during the two attempts to cancel the law, in April and October 2011. The purpose of this article is to show and evaluate this particular process.

  5. Il plagio: riferimenti normativi e casi giurisprudenziali

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    Musso, Alberto

    2012-01-01

    Il plagio-contraffazione è alquanto difficile da valutare: in primo luogo perché anche il plagio testuale (ossia la riproduzione o textual copy) può essere lecito laddove sia prevista un’eccezione (come nel caso di citazioni) alle condizioni ivi prescritte (a volte elastiche, come nel caso del criterio di necessità e non-concorrenza previste per la citazione ex art. 70 legge aut., e perciò non quantificabili ex ante tramite criteri automatici e aritmetici). A maggior ragione, il plagio divien...

  6. Calcium isotopic composition of high-latitude proxy carrier Neogloboquadrina pachyderma (sin.

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    A. Eisenhauer

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The accurate reconstruction of sea surface temperature (SST history in climate-sensitive regions (e.g. tropical and polar oceans became a challenging task in palaeoceanographic research. Biogenic shell carbonate SST proxies successfully developed for tropical regions often fail in cool water environments. Their major regional shortcomings and the cryptic diversity now found within the major high latitude proxy carrier Neogloboquadrina pachyderma (sin. highlight an urgent need to explore complementary SST proxies for these cool-water regions. Here we incorporate the genetic component into a calibration study of a new SST proxy for the high latitudes. We found that the calcium isotopic composition (δ44/40Ca of calcite from genotyped net catches and core-top samples of the planktonic foraminifera Neogloboquadrina pachyderma (sin. is related to temperature and unaffected by genetic variations. The temperature sensitivity has been found to be 0.17 (±0.02‰ per 1°C, highlighting its potential for downcore applications in open marine cool-water environments. Our results further indicate that in extreme polar environments, below a critical threshold temperature of 2.0 (±0.5°C associated with salinities below 33.0 (±0.5‰, a prominent shift in biomineralization affects the δ44/40Ca of genotyped and core-top N. pachyderma (sin., becoming insensitive to temperature. These findings highlight the need of more systematic calibration studies on single planktonic foraminiferal species in order to unravel species-specific factors influencing the temperature sensitivity of Ca isotope fractionation and to validate the proxies' applicability.

  7. Estrategias de desarrollo comunitario: estudio de la integración de las personas sin hogar y las instituciones asistenciales en la ciudad de Valladolid.

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    Alonso-Ponga García, Alberto

    2012-01-01

    Se realiza una investigación sobre la asistencia al sin hogarismo en un ámbito local. Investigar el modo concreto en que se articulan las diferentes entidades que prestan atención a las personas sin hogar en la ciudad de Valladolid. Analizar el modo en el que la asistencia a personas sin hogar se materializa en un entorno urbano concreto. Estudiar en qué medida la estructura asistencial influye en la vida de las personas sin hogar.

  8. Ogilvie's syndrome (acute colonic pseudo-obstruction): review of the literature and report of 6 additional cases; Sindrome di Ogilvie (pseudo-ostruzione della letteratura acuta del colon): revisione della letteratura e descrizione di 6 nuovi casi

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    Grassi, Roberto; Cappabianca, Salvatore; Porto, Annamaria; Montemarano, Emilio; De Rosa, Roberto [Napoli Univ., Napoli (Italy). Dipartimento medico-chirurgico di internistica clinica e sperimentale, Sezione scientifica di radiodiagnostica, radioterapia e medicina nucleare; Sacco, Maurizio; Quantarelli, Mario [Ospedale San Gennaro, Napoli (Italy). Servisio di radiodiagnostica; Di Mizio, Roberto [Ospedale S. Massimo, Penne (Italy). Servizio di radiologia

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    quale indirizzano noxae patogene diverse, forse interagenti. Descriviamo la nostra casistica comprendente 6 casi di sindrome di Ogilvie raccolti dal 1997 al 2002. Materiale e metodi: Sono giunti alla nostra osservazione 6 pazienti affetti da pseudo-ostruzione del colon nel periodo compreso tra ottobre 1997 e settembre 2002. In 2 casi la pseudo-ostruzione era recidiva. La positivit� dei reperti radiologici per la dilatazione acuta del colon senza ostruzione organica � stato il criterio di inclusione. Risultati: L'esame diretto dell'addome ha evidenziato che la dilatazione del colon era situata in 3 pazienti fino al livello della flessura splenica, in 2 fino alla flessura epatica e in un caso era interessato unicamente il colon trasverso. Nessuno dei pazienti presentava livelli idroaerei del piccolo intestino. Conclusioni: Il reperto clinico pi� caratteristico della sindrome di Ogilvie � la distensione addominale, che generalmente insorge all'improvviso, ha un'andamento progressivo, e raggiunge gradi elevati. L'indagine diagnostica di prima istanza � l'esame radiografico dell'addome, che documenta la dilatazione estrema del colon, in assenza di livelli idroaerei del tenue. Nella nostra casistica in 3 pazienti la sola terapia conservativa ha permesso il ritorno alla normalit� in 5 giorni. In altri 2 pazienti � stato necessario intervenire con una colonscopia decompressiva. in 1 caso la paziente � deceduta dopo 48 ore per arresto cardiocircolatorio.

  9. Mitemas do drama agro-lunar em Comedia sin titulo de Lorca

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    Sueli Maria de Oliveira Regino

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available This article examines, through symbolic hermeneutics, the sole  act of the Comedia sin título, a  Federico Garcia Lorcas’ text that was left unfinished a. It attempts to investigate the process of updating the myth in the lorquian dramaturgy, pointing to the relations between primitive myths, like the labyrinth and the sacrificial death, both bound to the symbolic constellations of the “agro–lunar” drama, and the personal mythology of the Spanish dramaturge in order to verify to what extent the web of meanings is cast in this text, especially in relation to the representation of death. 

  10. Mitemas do drama agro-lunar em Comedia sin titulo de Lorca

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    Sueli Maria de Oliveira Regino

    2010-01-01

    This article examines, through symbolic hermeneutics, the sole  act of the Comedia sin título, a  Federico Garcia Lorcas’ text that was left unfinished a. It attempts to investigate the process of updating the myth in the lorquian dramaturgy, pointing to the relations between primitive myths, like the labyrinth and the sacrificial death, both bound to the symbolic constellations of the “agro–lunar” drama, and the personal mythology of the Spanish dramaturge in order to verify to what extent t...

  11. Estudio de dos metodos sin malla para la resolucion de ecuaciones elipticas

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    Cuesta Molina, José Luis

    2003-01-01

    El método de diferencias finitas como método de resolución de problemas planteados en ecuaciones en derivadas parciales, es un método que ha quedado en el olvido frente a otros métodos numéricos, sobre todo frente al método de elementos finitos. Sin embargo son muchos los autores que han seguido confiando en el desarrollo del método de diferencias finitas a pesar de sus aparentes limitaciones y que han propuesto diferentes soluciones para poder aplicar las diferencias finitas a cualquier tipo...

  12. Precision measurement of sin2thetaW from semileptonic neutrino scattering

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    Abramowicz, H.; Belusevic, R.; Blondel, A.; Blümer, H.; Böckmann, P.; Brummel, H. D.; Buchholz, P.; Burkhardt, H.; Debu, P.; Duda, J.; Dydak, F.; Falkenburg, B.; Fiedler, M.; Geiges, R.; Geweniger, C.; Grant, A. L.; Guyot, C.; Hagelberg, R.; Hepp, V.; Hughes, E. W.; Kampschulte, B.; Keilwerth, H.; Kleinknecht, K.; Knobloch, J.; Krasny, M.; Królikowski, J.; Kurz, N.; Lipniacka, A.; Merlo, J.-P.; Müller, E.; Para, A.; Perez, P.; Perrier, F.; Pollman, D.; Ranjard, F.; Renk, B.; Schuller, J.-P.; Taureg, H.; Tittel, K.; Turlay, R.; Vallage, B.; Wachsmuth, H.; Wotschack, J.

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    The ratio Rν of the neutral- to charged-current cross sections of neutrinos in iron has been measured in an exposure of the CERN-Dortmund-Heidelberg-Saclay neutrino detector to a 160-GeV/c neutrino narrow-band beam at the CERN Super Proton Synchrotron. The result is Rν=0.3072+/-0.0025(stat)+/- 0.0020(syst), for hadronic energy greater than 10 GeV. The electroweak mixing parameter is sin2thetaW=0.225+/-0.005(expt )+/-0.003(theor)+0.013(mc-1. 5 GeV/c2), where mc is the charm-quark mass.

  13. Fractura radicular en incisivo. Evolución favorable sin tratamiento endodóncico

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    Berástegui, Esther

    1995-01-01

    Paciente de 16 años que presentó traumatismo agudo en dientes incisivos superiores jugando al baloncesto. El diente 21 sufrió fractura radicular inclinada en tercio medio y el 11 necrosis postraumática a los cuatro meses. Se realizó ferulización del 21 con resinas compuestas durante tres meses, alcanzando éxito en el tratamiento de la fractura , sin realizar endodoncia en el incisivo citado. El 11 requirió tratamiento del conducto debido a la necrosis. Se recomiendan controles posteriores suc...

  14. Identidad marginal entre personas sin hogar de la ciudad de Temuco, Chile

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    Marcelo Berho

    2006-01-01

    El presente trabajo constituye una breve síntesis antropológica teórica y sustantiva enque se establecen algunos aspectos del proceso de configuración de una identidad socialmentedesacreditada. A partir de una base de datos cuanti-cualitativos derivados de una serie deacercamientos etnográficos -realizados entre 1998 y 2005-, centrados en los mundos de la vida de unas sesenta personas sin hogar de una ciudad de Chile, se proporciona una visión condensada del proceso de configuración de su ide...

  15. Two-loop electroweak fermionic corrections to sin2θbantibeff

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    We present the first calculation of the two-loop electroweak fermionic correction to the flavour-dependent effective weak-mixing angle for bottom quarks, sin2Θbantibeff. For the evaluation of the missing two-loop vertex diagrams, two methods are employed, one based on a semi-numerical Bernstein-Tkachov algorithm and the second on asymptotic expansions in the large top-quark mass. A third method based on dispersion relations is used for checking the basic loop integrals. We find that for small Higgs-boson mass values, MH ∝100 GeV, the correction is sizable, of order O(10-4). (orig.)

  16. Variables socionutricionales de hogares mazahuas integrados por preescolares desnutridos con madres con obesidad y sin obesidad

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    Conzuelo González, Viridiana Vanessa; Vizcarra Bordi, Ivonne

    2009-01-01

    El primer objetivo fue conocer cuántos menores de cinco años con diferentes grados de desnutrición tienen una madre con sobrepeso/obesidad/ en una comunidad indígena que vive en extrema pobreza y bajo condiciones de migración masculina internacional. El segundo fue comparar tres variables socionutricionales (ingreso familiar, educación de la madre y adecuación nutrimental de la dieta diaria) entre estos hogares y los hogares con desnutrición infantil y madres sin obesidad. Se realizó un est...

  17. ¿Cómo estudiar la moral sin ignorar su complejidad?

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    Antonio Gaitán; Hugo Viciana

    2013-01-01

    Según un postulado muy extendido en ciencias cognitivas, nuestro pensamiento moral se estructura en torno a un dominio de normas unificado por un patrón específico. Este dominio de normas sería claramente distinguible de otros dominios normativos más convencionales o sociales y jugaría un papel fundamental en nuestro desarrollo moral. Sin embargo, cada vez es más polémica la divisoria entre normas morales y normas convencionales.

  18. Method of Improving the Navigation Accuracy of SINS by Continuous Rotation

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    YANG Yong; MIAO Ling-juan; SHEN Jun

    2005-01-01

    A method of improving the navigation accuracy of strapdown inertial navigation system (SINS) is studied. The particular technique discussed involves the continuous rotation of gyros and accelerometers cluster about the vertical axis of the vehicle. Then the errors of these sensors will have periodic variation corresponding to components along the body frame. Under this condition, the modulated sensor errors produce reduced system errors. Theoretical analysis based on a new coordinate system defined as sensing frame and test results are presented, and they indicate the method attenuates the navigation errors brought by the gyros' random constant drift and the accelerometer's bias and their white noise compared to the conventional method.

  19. La responsabilidad del estado legislador por las leyes tributarias inconstitucionales y el enriquecimiento sin causa

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    Filho, Itamar Da Silva Santos

    2012-01-01

    [ES] El Estado de Derecho supuso una gran conquista para el ciudadano, que se tradujo, inicialmente, como máxima expresión de la soberanía popular, la proclamación de la Ley y el sometimiento de lo que hay dispuesto en ella a todos y también de los poderes públicos. La traducción del Estado de Derecho pasa por la configuración de estructuras estatales capaces de proteger los ciudadanos de las investidas impropias de otros ciudadanos, bien como, del propio Estado. Sin embargo, para la efect...

  20. Nuclear parton distribution functions and their effects on sin^2 theta_W anomaly

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    Hirai, M; Nagai, T H

    2004-01-01

    Nuclear parton distribution functions (NPDFs) are investigated by analyzing the data on structure functions F_2^A and Drell-Yan cross sections sigma_{DY}^{pA}. An important point of this analysis is to show uncertainties of the NPDFs by the Hessian method. The analysis indicates that the uncertainties are large for antiquark distributions at x>0.2 and gluon distributions in the whole x region. We also discuss a nuclear effect on the NuTeV sin^2 theta_W anomaly as an application.

  1. ¿Es posible un Acuerdo Fiscal Federal Sustentable sin una Reforma del Sistema Tributario Federal?

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    Piffano, Horacio Luis Pablo

    2010-01-01

    El trabajo explora la viabilidad de un posible nuevo acuerdo del Sistema de Coordinación Fiscal y Financiera Federal en Argentina y apunta a corroborar la hipótesis que el mismo no sería factible en sentido sustentable en el largo plazo sin una Reforma del Sistema Tributario Federal, en particular, una reforma que conlleve la eliminación de la Retenciones a las exportaciones de la producción rural. Ello posibilitaría un mayor grado de desarrollo de las economías regionales y una consecuente m...

  2. Tecnologías emergentes para la conservación de alimentos sin calor

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    Fernández Molina, Juan José; Gustavo V. Barbosa-Cánovas; Swanson, Barry G.

    2001-01-01

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    Se han investigado los principios básicos de tres tecnologías emergentes para pasteurizar y esterilizar alimentos sin empleo del calor Mediante numerosos estudios se ha comprobado la efectividad de los campos eléctricos pulsantes de alta intensidad (CEPAI), los pulsos de luz (PL) y los campos magnéticos oscilantes (CMO) en la destrucción de microorganismos y enzimas de sistemas alimentarios. En la inactivación microbiana por CEPA!, el blanco principal es la me...

  3. Pájaros enjaulados: homosexualidad y prisión en Hombres sin mujer

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    Gallardo Saborido, Emilio José

    2010-01-01

    Este artículo se centra en la interacción entre homosexualidad y prisión en la novela del cubano Carlos Montenegro titulada “Hombres sin mujer” (1938). A partir de una aproximación sociológica al hecho literario, se analizan estructuralmente las nociones y prácticas homosexuales carcelarias, teniendo en cuenta especialmente sus componentes y la creación de categorías auto-explicativas o etnocategorías, el orden en el que se constituyen estos elementos y los conflictos que los a...

  4. Structures and dynamical properties of Cn, Sin, Gen, and Snn clusters with n up to 13

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    Car-Parrinello molecular dynamics simulated annealings were carried out for clusters Sin, Gen, and Snn (n≤13). We investigate the temperature regions in which these clusters transform from a ''liquidlike'' phase to a ''solidlike'' phase, and then from the ''solidlike'' phase to the ground-state structures. Additional simulated annealing was also performed for the cluster C13 which is selected as a prototype of small carbon clusters. In addition to the discovery of structures for Sn and Ge clusters, our simulation results also provide insights into the dynamics of cluster formation. (c) 2000 The American Physical Society

  5. JUAN SIN MIEDO VA A LA ESCUELA (FEARLESS JOHN GOES TO SCHOOL)

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    Méndez-Anchía Silvia

    2009-01-01

    Resumen:Tomando como base la lectura del cuento “Juan Sin Miedo” realizada por tres sujetos adolescentes, pretendo responder a la pregunta sobre los principales temores que enfrenta la población costarricense adolescente en la actualidad. Las respuestas giran en torno a tres núcleos significativos: el miedo a la exclusión económica y social, materializada en el trato discriminatorio hacia quienes no se adecuan a los criterios impuestos por la sociedad de consumo; el miedo a la escuela, en tan...

  6. Un homenaje fallido a Carroll: La torre sin fin, de Silvina Ocampo

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    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The children’s novel La torre sin fin, by Silvina Ocampo, first published in Madrid in 1986 (Alfaguara and then published posthumously in 2007 in Argentina (Sudamericana, is one of the stories of the author in which is more obvious than in any other the rewriting of the Carrollian topics and problems. This paper proposes to describe the way in which this short novel of Ocampo, which presents an explicit homage to Carroll’s Alices, constitutes a simplified and schematic version of Carrollian nonsense that turns to be a failed tribute.

  7. Diversidad de abejas sin aguijón (hymenoptera:meliponini) utilizadas en meliponicultura en colombia

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    Guiomar Nates Parra; Juan Manuel Rosso Londoño

    2013-01-01

    En Colombia se conoce la existencia de cerca de 120 especies de abejas nativas sin aguijón, muchas de las cuales tienen importantes usos y representaciones para diversos grupos sociales y culturales. A pesar de que su cría y manejo (meliponicultura), es una actividad que viene creciendo y tecnificándose en Latinoamérica y otras regiones del mundo, sus características y desarrollo en Colombia han sido poco documentados. Se presentan los resultados de entrevistas y visitas a 75 personas en 16 d...

  8. Personas sin hogar y salud mental en la ciudad de Murcia

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    Trigo Campoy, Amanda

    2016-01-01

    La presente tesis tiene como finalidad describir la investigación llevada a cabo en la ciudad de Murcia por un grupo de profesionales de salud mental con el apoyo de la Asociación Murciana de Salud Mental. El objetivo de esta investigación era analizar la realidad de la situación las personas sin hogar con problemas de salud mental o consumo de tóxicos en la ciudad de Murcia, así como conocer la prevalencia, describir las características de este colectivo e identificar las barreras de acceso ...

  9. Interpretations of the NuTeV $\\sin^2 \\theta_W$

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    Davidson, Sacha

    2003-01-01

    We summarize theoretical explanations of the three $\\sigma$ discrepancy between $\\sin^2 \\theta_W$ measured by NuTeV and predicted by the Standard Model global fit. Possible new physics explanations ({\\it e.g.} an unmized $Z'$) are not compelling. The discrepancy would be reduced by a positive momentum asymmetry $s^-$ in the strange sea; present experimental estimates of $s^-$ are unreliable or incomplete. Upgrading the NuTeV analysis to NLO would alleviate concerns that the discrepancy is a QCD effect.

  10. Demo 94. Campana de vacío : hinchar un globo sin soplar y cocer un huevo en el Everest

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    2013-01-01

    Objetivo: a) Hinchar un globo sin soplar: Experimentar la relación entre el volumen y la presión de los gases. Demostrar que es posible hinchar un globo sin insuflar aire en su interior, reduciendo la presión (atmosférica). b) Cocer un huevo en el Everest: Comprobar la disminución del punto de ebullición del agua al reducir la presión (atmosférica)

  11. Structure, stability and electronic properties of SrSin (n = 1–12) clusters: Density-functional theory investigation

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    Geometric structures, stabilities, and electronic properties of SrSin (n = 1–12) clusters have been investigated using the density-functional theory within the generalized gradient approximation. The optimized geometries indicate that one Si atom capped on SrSin–1 structure and Sr atom capped Sin structure for difference SrSin clusters in size are two dominant growth patterns. The calculated average binding energy, fragmentation energy, second-order energy difference, the highest occupied molecular orbital, and the lowest unoccupied molecular orbital (HOMO—LUMO) gaps show that the doping of Sr atom can enhance the chemical activity of the silicon framework. The relative stability of SrSi9 is the strongest among the SrSin clusters. According to the mulliken population and natural population analysis, it is found that the charge in SrSin clusters transfer from Sr atom to the Sin host. In addition, the vertical ionization potential, vertical electron affinity, and chemical hardness are also discussed and compared. (atomic and molecular physics)

  12. Computational study of AuSin (n=1-9) nanoalloy clusters invoking DFT based descriptors

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    Ranjan, Prabhat; Kumar, Ajay; Chakraborty, Tanmoy

    2016-04-01

    Nanoalloy clusters formed between Au and Si are topics of great interest today from both scientific and technological point of view. Due to its remarkable catalytic, electronic, mechanical and magnetic properties Au-Si nanoalloy clusters have extensive applications in the field of microelectronics, catalysis, biomedicine, and jewelry industry. Density Functional Theory (DFT) is a new paradigm of quantum mechanics, which is very much popular to study the electronic properties of materials. Conceptual DFT based descriptors have been invoked to correlate the experimental properties of nanoalloy clusters. In this venture, we have systematically investigated AuSin (n=1-9) nanoalloy clusters in the theoretical frame of the B3LYP exchange correlation. The experimental properties of AuSin (n=1-9) nanoalloy clusters are correlated in terms of DFT based descriptors viz. HOMO-LUMO gap, Electronegativity (χ), Global Hardness (η), Global Softness (S) and Electrophilicity Index (ω). The calculated HOMO-LUMO gap exhibits interesting odd-even alteration behaviour, indicating that even numbered clusters possess higher stability as compare to their neighbour odd numbered clusters. This study also reflects a very well agreement between experimental bond length and computed data.

  13. An SINS/GNSS Ground Vehicle Gravimetry Test Based on SGA-WZ02

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    Ruihang Yu

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available In March 2015, a ground vehicle gravimetry test was implemented in eastern Changsha to assess the repeatability and accuracy of ground vehicle SINS/GNSS gravimeter—SGA-WZ02. The gravity system developed by NUDT consisted of a Strapdown Inertial Navigation System (SINS, a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS remote station on test vehicle, a GNSS static master station on the ground, and a data logging subsystem. A south-north profile of 35 km along the highway in eastern Changsha was chosen and four repeated available measure lines were obtained. The average speed of a vehicle is 40 km/h. To assess the external ground gravity disturbances, precise ground gravity data was built by CG-5 precise gravimeter as the reference. Under relative smooth conditions, internal accuracy among repeated lines shows an average agreement at the level of 1.86 mGal for half wavelengths about 1.1 km, and 1.22 mGal for 1.7 km. The root-mean-square (RMS of difference between calculated gravity data and reference data is about 2.27 mGal/1.1 km, and 1.74 mGal/1.7 km. Not all of the noises caused by vehicle itself and experiments environments were eliminated in the primary results. By means of selecting reasonable filters and improving the GNSS observation conditions, further developments in ground vehicle gravimetry are promising.

  14. Cardiac motion tracking with multilevel B-splines and SinMod from tagged MRI

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    Wang, Hui; Amini, Amir A.

    2011-03-01

    Cardiac motion analysis can play an important role in cardiac disease diagnosis. Tagged magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has the ability to directly and non-invasively alter tissue magnetization and produce tags on the deforming tissue. This paper proposes an approach to analysis of tagged MR images using a multilevel B-splines fitting model incorporating phase information. The novelty of the proposed technique is that phase information is extracted from SinMod.1 By using real tag intersections extracted directly from tagged MR image data and virtual tag intersections extracted from phase information, both considered to be scattered data, multilevel B-spline fitting can result in accurate displacement motion fields. The B-spline approximation which also serves to remove noise in the displacement measurements is performed without specifying control point locations explicitly and is very fast. Dense virtual tag intersections based on SinMod were created and incorporated into the multilevel B-spline fitting process. Experimental results on simulated data from the 13- parameter kinematic model of Arts et al.2 and in vivo canine data demonstrate further improvement in accuracy and effectiveness of the proposed method.

  15. Preparation and combustion of coal-water fuel from the Sin Pun coal deposit, southern Thailand

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    1997-05-01

    In response to an inquiry by the Department of Mineral Resources in Thailand, the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) prepared a program to assess the responsiveness of Sin Pun lignite to the temperature and pressure conditions of hot-water drying. The results indicate that drying made several improvements in the coal, notably increases in heating value and carbon content and reductions in equilibrium moisture and oxygen content. The equilibrium moisture content decreased from 27 wt% for the raw coal to about 15 wt% for the hot-water-dried (HWD) coals. The energy density for a pumpable coal-water fuel (CWF) indicates an increase from 4500 to 6100 Btu/lb by hot-water drying. Approximately 650 lb of HWD Sin Pun CWF were fired in the EERC`s combustion test facility. The fuel burned extremely well, with no feed problems noted during the course of the test. Fouling and slagging deposits each indicated a very low rate of ash deposition, with only a dusty layer formed on the cooled metal surfaces. The combustor was operated at between 20% and 25% excess air, resulting in a flue gas SO{sub 2} concentration averaging approximately 6500 parts per million.

  16. From Sin to Crime: Laws on Infanticide in the Middle Ages.

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    Obladen, Michael

    2016-01-01

    This is the second of three papers investigating the legislative history concerning infanticide. It compares the efforts of various states to protect the newborn infant between 534 and 1532 CE. When the Roman Empire collapsed in the 5th century, the jurisdiction of infanticide was relegated to the church, which regarded carnal delicts a sin rather than a crime. The punishment - public penance of the mother for 7-15 years - was milder than that which the murder of an adult would incur. The Council of Florence decreed in 1439 that the souls of children who died without having been baptized descend to hell. This turned infanticide from a penitential sin to the most heinous of all crimes. The states passed laws that abominated infanticide even more than the murder of older humans and punished women with ever more cruel forms of execution. Towards the men, however, who usually abandoned the women they had impregnated, the laws were lenient. Churches and society continued to vilify illegitimate birth, thus enhancing rather than preventing infanticide. The Habsburg-German legislation of 1532 ordained to torture any woman who had concealed pregnancy and birth and claimed the infant was stillborn. Legislation developed similarly in other countries, albeit at a different speed. French (1556) and British (1623) legislation reversed the burden of proof and demanded the death penalty for concealing pregnancy and birth when a dead infant was found. PMID:26583381

  17. Sin práctica no hay discurso, sin cuerpo no hay saber: Sobre legitimidades en las teorías de la descolonización

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    Maria Ximena Postigo

    2016-03-01

    En todo proceso de descolonización del saber, tan importante como la afirmación de una autonomía epistemológica y práctica es el reconocimiento del lugar de enunciación desde el que esta se produce. Una teoría de la descolonización elaborada desde la observación de los movimientos sociales no es semejante a una producida desde el propio movimiento social. En el primer caso, la teoría de lo de-colonial no deriva ni nace de una práctica. Walter Mignolo, por ejemplo, quien define su propuesta teórica como “la intervención de un pensador de-colonial”, escribe desde este lugar. En el segundo caso, la teoría se piensa desde y para el movimiento de los cuerpos. Así, Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui –para quien postulados como los de Mignolo dan cuenta de otra forma de colonialismo­– sostiene que un pensamiento de la descolonización es inimaginable sin una práctica descoloniozadora. En este contexto interno-externo, una mirada al Estado Plurinacional desde intervenciones como las de Mignolo tiende a una idealización binaria que no contribuye al proceso descolonizador sino, más bien, a una rearticulación del pensamiento occidental. A su vez, esta idealización es desmentida por discursos internos que ven en el gobierno de Evo Morales una incoherencia entre el discurso y la práctica. Este artículo explora todas estas instancias, reconociendo en las teorías producidas desde la lucha los pilares del Estado Plurinacional, y en las tensiones entre poderosos aquello que más bien, oscurece el valor del movimiento social.

  18. First-principle study of silicon cluster doped with rhodium: Rh2Sin (n = 1–11) clusters

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    The geometries, stabilities and electronic properties of rhodium-doped silicon clusters Rh2Sin (n = 1–11) have been systematically studied by using density functional calculations at the B3LYP/GENECP level. The optimized results show that the lowest-energy isomers of Rh2Sin clusters favor three-dimensional structures for n = 2–11. Based on the averaged binding energy, fragmentation energy, second-order energy difference and HOMO-LUMO energy gap, the stabilities of Rh2Sin (n = 1–11) clusters have been analyzed. The calculated results suggest that the Rh2Si6 cluster has the strongest relative stability and the doping with rhodium atoms can reduce the chemical stabilities of Sin clusters. The natural population and natural electron configuration analysis indicate that there is charge transfer from the Si atoms and 5s orbital of the Rh atoms to the 4d and 5p orbitals of Rh atoms. The analysis of electron localization function reveal that the Si–Si bonds are mainly covalent bonds and the Si–Rh bonds are almost ionic bonds. Moreover, the vertical ionization potential, vertical electron affinity, chemical hardness, chemical potential, vibrational spectrum and polarizability are also discussed. - Highlights: • The geometric structures of Rh2Sin (n = 1–11) clusters are determined. • The stabilities and electronic properties of Rh2Sin clusters are discussed. • The Rh2Si6 cluster has the higher stability than other clusters. • The doped rhodium atoms can reduce the chemical stabilities of Sin clusters

  19. Total parenteral nutrition

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    ... medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000177.htm Total parenteral nutrition To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. Total parenteral nutrition (TPN) will help you or your child get ...

  20. Total Knee Replacement

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    ... following total knee replacement include unlimited walking, swimming, golf, driving, light hiking, biking, ballroom dancing, and other ... to the final success of your surgery. To learn more about the full value of total knee ...

  1. Total iron binding capacity

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    ... page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003489.htm Total iron binding capacity To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. Total iron binding capacity (TIBC) is a blood test to ...

  2. Anatomic Total Shoulder System

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    Full Text Available GLOBAL AP ANATOMIC TOTAL SHOULDER SYSTEM METHODIST HOSPITAL PHILADELPHIA, PA April 17, 2008 00:00:10 ANNOUNCER: ... you'll be able to watch a live global AP anatomic total shoulder surgery from Methodist Hospital ...

  3. Medición y predicción de la radiación solar global UV-B bajo cielos claros y sin nubes

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    Jaime Wright Gilmore

    2016-01-01

    Se presentan mediciones experimentales de la radiación solar ultravioleta en el rango B del espectro solar (UV-B) y la radiación ultravioleta en el rango total RUV (UV-A+UV-B) en días claros y sin nubes en Heredia, Costa Rica. Se utilizó una radiómetro UV-B, que mide la radiación solar en el rango espectral 280-315 nm, y un radiómetro RUV, que mide la radiación solar en el rango espectral 280-385 nm. La dependencia entre entre UV-B y RUV también fue investigada, y se encontró un excelente gra...

  4. Total well dominated trees

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    Finbow, Arthur; Frendrup, Allan; Vestergaard, Preben D.

    cardinality then G is a total well dominated graph. In this paper we study composition and decomposition of total well dominated trees. By a reversible process we prove that any total well dominated tree can both be reduced to and constructed from a family of three small trees....

  5. Precision measurement of sin2theta/sub W/ from semileptonic neutrino scattering

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    The ratio R/sub ν/ of the neutral- to charged-current cross sections of neutrinos in iron has been measured in an exposure of the CERN-Dortmund-Heidelberg-Saclay neutrino detector to a 160-GeV/c neutrino narrow-band beam at the CERN Super Proton Synchrotron. The result is R/sub ν/ = 0.3072 +- 0.0025(stat) +- 0.0020(syst), for hadronic energy greater than 10 GeV. The electroweak mixing parameter is sin2theta/sub W/ = 0.225 +- 0.005(expt ) +- 0.003(theor)+0.013(m/sub c/-1. 5 GeV/c2), where m/sub c/ is the charm-quark mass

  6. Precision measurement of sin/sup 2/theta/sub W/ from semileptonic neutrino scattering

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    Abramowicz, H.; Belusevic, R.; Blondel, A.; Bluemer, H.; Boeckmann, P.; Brummel, H.D.; Buchholz, P.; Burkhardt, H.; Debu, P.; Duda, J.; Dydak, F.; Falkenburg, B.; Fiedler, M.; Geiges, R.; Geweniger, C.; Grant, A.L.; Guyot, C.; Hagelberg, R.; Hepp, V.; Hughes, E.W.; Kampschulte, B.; Keilwerth, H.; Kleinknecht, K.; Knobloch, J.; Krasny, M.; Kro-acute-accentlikowski, J.; Kurz, N.; Lipniacka, A.; Merlo, J.; Mueller, E.; Para, A.; Perez, P.; Perrier, F.; Pollman, D.; Ranjard, F.; Renk, B.; Schuller, J.; Taureg, H.; Tittel, K.; Turlay, R.; Vallage, B.; Wachsmuth, H.; Wotschack, J.

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    The ratio R-italic/sub ..nu../ of the neutral- to charged-current cross sections of neutrinos in iron has been measured in an exposure of the CERN-Dortmund-Heidelberg-Saclay neutrino detector to a 160-GeV/c-italic neutrino narrow-band beam at the CERN Super Proton Synchrotron. The result is R-italic/sub ..nu../ = 0.3072 +- 0.0025(stat) +- 0.0020(syst), for hadronic energy greater than 10 GeV. The electroweak mixing parameter is sin/sup 2/theta/sub W/ = 0.225 +- 0.005(expt ) +- 0.003(theor)+0.013(m-italic/sub c-italic/-1. 5 GeV/c-italic/sup 2/), where m-italic/sub c-italic/ is the charm-quark mass.

  7. Recent results of μCF experiments at SIN [Swiss Institute For Nuclear Research

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    Important topics concerning Muon Catalyzed Fusion were investigated in experiments at the Swiss Institute for Nuclear Research (SIN), including transient and steady state rates for the main dμt cycle as well as detailed information about the competing dμd and tμt fusion branches. The basic kinetic parameters were determined and striking features of the resonant dμt formation process were revealed (density effect, epithermal behavior). DT sticking was measured with independent techniques, i.e., detection of fusion neutrons as well as μHe x-rays after fusion. Fusion yields per muon of 113 +- 10 were observed at liquid conditions, yields exceeding 200 are anticipated for optimal conditions from our results. 43 refs., 8 figs., 3 tabs

  8. Error Analysis and Compensation of Gyrocompass Alignment for SINS on Moving Base

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    Bo Xu

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available An improved method of gyrocompass alignment for strap-down inertial navigation system (SINS on moving base assisted with Doppler velocity log (DVL is proposed in this paper. After analyzing the classical gyrocompass alignment principle on static base, implementation of compass alignment on moving base is given in detail. Furthermore, based on analysis of velocity error, latitude error, and acceleration error on moving base, two improvements are introduced to ensure alignment accuracy and speed: (1 the system parameters are redesigned to decrease the acceleration interference and (2 a data repeated calculation algorithm is used in order to shorten the prolonged alignment time caused by changes in parameters. Simulation and test results indicate that the improved method can realize the alignment on moving base quickly and effectively.

  9. residenciales de madres sin cónyuge en Ciudad Juárez

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    Claudia Zamorano Villarreal

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Se abordarán los itinerarios y las prácticas residenciales de madres sin cónyuge en Ciudad Juárez, ese punto de convergencia de inmigrantes nacionales y capitales internacionales y ahora, una de las más importantes ciudades maquiladoras del país. A partir de 51 historias de vida con trabajadoras de esta industria, se comparan los itinerarios residenciales de familias monoparentales con los de familias biparentales. Esta comparación permite ver las desventajas de las primeras para ingresar al mercado de la vivienda, que no se explican únicamente por factores de orden económico, sino también moral y práctico.

  10. Determination of sin2θW using ν (ν¯)-nucleus scattering

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    We have studied nonisoscalarity and medium effects in the extraction of weak mixing angle using Paschos and Wolfenstein relation in the iron nucleus. Paschos and Wolfenstein(PW) relation is valid for an isoscalar target. We have modified the PW relation for nonisoscalar target as well as incorporated the medium effects like Pauli blocking, Fermi motion, nuclear binding energy and pion rho cloud contributions. In our calculations we have used the relativistic nuclear spectral function which includes nucleon correlations. Finally local density approximation is applied to translate the numerical results to the finite nuclei. We have studied the dependence of sin2θW on Bjorken variables x and y, four momentum transfer square (Q2), energy of the neutrino and antineutrino, and effect of excess neutrons over protons in the nuclear target

  11. Optimization of a bolometer detector for ITER based on Pt absorber on SiN membrane.

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    Meister, H; Eich, T; Endstrasser, N; Giannone, L; Kannamüller, M; Kling, A; Koll, J; Trautmann, T; Detemple, P; Schmitt, S

    2010-10-01

    Any plasma diagnostic in ITER must be able to operate at temperatures in excess of 200 °C and neutron loads corresponding to 0.1 dpa over its lifetime. To achieve this aim for the bolometer diagnostic, a miniaturized metal resistor bolometer detector based on Pt absorbers galvanically deposited on SiN membranes is being developed. The first two generations of detectors featured up to 4.5 μm thick absorbers. Results from laboratory tests are presented characterizing the dependence of their calibration constants under thermal loads up to 450 °C. Several detectors have been tested in ASDEX Upgrade providing reliable data but also pointing out the need for further optimization. A laser trimming procedure has been implemented to reduce the mismatch in meander resistances below 1% for one detector and the thermal drifts from this mismatch. PMID:21061487

  12. Optimization of a bolometer detector for ITER based on Pt absorber on SiN membrane

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    Any plasma diagnostic in ITER must be able to operate at temperatures in excess of 200 deg. C and neutron loads corresponding to 0.1 dpa over its lifetime. To achieve this aim for the bolometer diagnostic, a miniaturized metal resistor bolometer detector based on Pt absorbers galvanically deposited on SiN membranes is being developed. The first two generations of detectors featured up to 4.5 μm thick absorbers. Results from laboratory tests are presented characterizing the dependence of their calibration constants under thermal loads up to 450 deg. C. Several detectors have been tested in ASDEX Upgrade providing reliable data but also pointing out the need for further optimization. A laser trimming procedure has been implemented to reduce the mismatch in meander resistances below 1% for one detector and the thermal drifts from this mismatch.

  13. LA ESFERA AFECTIVA EN LA EDUCACIÓN DE LOS MENORES SIN AMPARO FAMILIAR

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    Alybé Moreno-Aurioles Matamoros

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Se abordan los principios y categorías que sustentan el tratamiento educativo en la atención a las necesidades educativas especiales originadas por el fenómeno desamparo familiar, desde la concepción de familia, teniendo en cuenta que en los centros de asistencia social donde son atendidos los menores sin amparo familiar se debe cumplir con las funciones establecidas para la familia en nuestra sociedad. Se reflejan elementos que obligatoriamente deben tenerse en cuenta para favorecer el desarrollo de la esfera afectiva como las vivencias, actividad, educación, enfatizando en las características de esta esfera, base de la personalidad, unida a la cognitiva.

  14. A density functional study of small sized silver-doped silicon clusters: Ag2Sin (n = 1-13)

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    Yang, Cai; Hao Jia, Song; Ma, Mao Fen; Zhang, Shuai; Lu, Cheng; Li, Gen Quan

    2015-11-01

    The structures and electronic properties for global minimum geometric structures of small-sized neutral Ag2Sin (n = 1-13) clusters have been investigated using the CALYPSO structure searching method coupled with density functional theory calculations. A great deal of low-energy geometric isomers are optimised at the B3LYP / GENECP theory level. The optimised structures suggest that the ground state Ag2Sin clusters are visibly distorted compared with the corresponding pure silicon clusters and favor a three-dimensional configuration. Starting with Ag2Si12, one Ag atom is fully encapsulated by the Si outer cages. Based on the averaged binding energy, fragmentation energy, second-order energy difference and HOMO-LUMO energy gap, it is seen that Ag2Si2 and Ag2Si5 are tested to be the most stable clusters, and the chemical stabilities of pure Sin+2 clusters can be reduced to some extent after doping two Ag atoms. Additionally, natural population and natural electronic configuration are discussed and the results reveal that charges transfer from the Ag atoms to the silicon frames and the spd hybridisations are present in all Ag2Sin clusters. Lastly, the results of natural bonds show that the Ag-Si bond in Ag2Sin clusters is dominated by small ionic character. Supplementary material in the form of one pdf file available from the Journal web page at http://dx.doi.org/10.1140/epjd/e2015-60404-1

  15. A Novel Robust H∞ Filter Based on Krein Space Theory in the SINS/CNS Attitude Reference System

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    Fei Yu

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Owing to their numerous merits, such as compact, autonomous and independence, the strapdown inertial navigation system (SINS and celestial navigation system (CNS can be used in marine applications. What is more, due to the complementary navigation information obtained from two different kinds of sensors, the accuracy of the SINS/CNS integrated navigation system can be enhanced availably. Thus, the SINS/CNS system is widely used in the marine navigation field. However, the CNS is easily interfered with by the surroundings, which will lead to the output being discontinuous. Thus, the uncertainty problem caused by the lost measurement will reduce the system accuracy. In this paper, a robust H∞ filter based on the Krein space theory is proposed. The Krein space theory is introduced firstly, and then, the linear state and observation models of the SINS/CNS integrated navigation system are established reasonably. By taking the uncertainty problem into account, in this paper, a new robust H∞ filter is proposed to improve the robustness of the integrated system. At last, this new robust filter based on the Krein space theory is estimated by numerical simulations and actual experiments. Additionally, the simulation and experiment results and analysis show that the attitude errors can be reduced by utilizing the proposed robust filter effectively when the measurements are missing discontinuous. Compared to the traditional Kalman filter (KF method, the accuracy of the SINS/CNS integrated system is improved, verifying the robustness and the availability of the proposed robust H∞ filter.

  16. A Novel Robust H∞ Filter Based on Krein Space Theory in the SINS/CNS Attitude Reference System.

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    Yu, Fei; Lv, Chongyang; Dong, Qianhui

    2016-01-01

    Owing to their numerous merits, such as compact, autonomous and independence, the strapdown inertial navigation system (SINS) and celestial navigation system (CNS) can be used in marine applications. What is more, due to the complementary navigation information obtained from two different kinds of sensors, the accuracy of the SINS/CNS integrated navigation system can be enhanced availably. Thus, the SINS/CNS system is widely used in the marine navigation field. However, the CNS is easily interfered with by the surroundings, which will lead to the output being discontinuous. Thus, the uncertainty problem caused by the lost measurement will reduce the system accuracy. In this paper, a robust H∞ filter based on the Krein space theory is proposed. The Krein space theory is introduced firstly, and then, the linear state and observation models of the SINS/CNS integrated navigation system are established reasonably. By taking the uncertainty problem into account, in this paper, a new robust H∞ filter is proposed to improve the robustness of the integrated system. At last, this new robust filter based on the Krein space theory is estimated by numerical simulations and actual experiments. Additionally, the simulation and experiment results and analysis show that the attitude errors can be reduced by utilizing the proposed robust filter effectively when the measurements are missing discontinuous. Compared to the traditional Kalman filter (KF) method, the accuracy of the SINS/CNS integrated system is improved, verifying the robustness and the availability of the proposed robust H∞ filter. PMID:26999153

  17. Autoprotección del aluminio anodizado sin sellar expuesto a la atmósfera

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    Escudero, E.

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available To confirm or refute the widely held idea that the sealing operation is vital to guarantee the good resistance of anodised aluminium to atmospheric corrosion, unsealed anodised specimens with three different film thicknesses were exposed in 9 atmospheres in Iberoamérica with salinity values of between 3.9 and 684 mg m sup>-2 day-1 of chlorides. Using a wide variety of techniques, from scanning and transmission electron microscopy to direct measurements by gravimetry, and including indirect measurements by electrochemical techniques as well as standard sealing quality control tests, the self-sealing capacity of unsealed anodic coatings during atmospheric exposure is demonstrated. Surprisingly, unlike other types of protective coatings, the quality of anodic films improves with ageing. Keywords

    Para confirmar o rebatir la idea, muy difundida, de que la operación de sellado es imprescindible para garantizar una buena resistencia del aluminio anodizado a la corrosión atmosférica, se expusieron muestras de anodizados sin sellar, de tres espesores diferentes, en 9 atmósferas de Iberoamérica, con salinidades comprendidas entre 3,9 y 684 mg m-2 d-1 de cloruros. Por las más variadas técnicas, desde la microscopía electrónica de barrido o transmisión a la medida directa por gravimetría, pasando por los ensayos normalizados de control de calidad del sellado y la medida indirecta por técnicas electroquímicas, se demuestra la capacidad de autosellado, durante la exposición a la atmósfera, de los recubrimientos anódicos sin sellar. Sorprendentemente, a diferencia de lo que ocurre en recubrimientos protectores de otra naturaleza, la calidad de los anodizados mejora con el envejecimiento.

  18. The Borders of Engineers Without Borders: A Self-Assessment of Ingenieros Sin Fronteras Colombia

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    Andrés Felipe Valderrama Pineda

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    Full Text Available This article results from a process of self-assessment within Ingenieros Sin Fronteras Colombia (ISFC. The activities usually referred to as humanitarian engineering, assistive engineering, engineering for aid, and/or engineering for development are increasingly involving educational frameworks, activities, and institutions in service-learning schemes. In this article, we discuss the issues and challenges that arise from this combination of objectives, activities, and institutional settings, especially when these approaches are implemented in the Global South. To do so we reflect on the type of service learning we are conducting in Colombia. We develop a general service learning in engineering typology to situate our work. We find that our Local Learning in the South collaboration makes the work of ISFC both different than and similar to other service-learning engagements. It is different in the sense that local engagements do not experience the cultural and language barriers faced by cross-cultural projects. It is similar in the sense that, with the exception of the cross-cultural challenges, our projects run the same risks as any other service learning in engineering projects in the world. To reflect on these risks we propose a set of five questions to self-assess our work. Thinking about the choice of naming our work “ingeniería sin fronteras” (engineering without borders, we consider what kind of borders we are dealing with and propose five: financial, epistemic, engineering educational, knowledge, and reputation. We invite other organizations to question the kind of borders their work aims at eliminating but risks replicating.

  19. Controversy Total War

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    Segesser, Daniel Marc

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    Total war is a controversial term used in the past by politicians, publicists and military officers as well as by computer specialists and academics in the present. Since its conception by French politicians during the First World War in a time of severe crisis (1916/17), it has become a term used by historians and other academics to cover a wide array of elements when looking at wars of the past. A real total war was and is impossible. Elements of total war – total war aims, total methods of...

  20. Higher order mode suppression in high-Q anomalous dispersion SiN microresonators for temporal dissipative Kerr soliton formation

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    Kordts, Arne; Guo, Hairun; Brasch, Victor; Kippenberg, Tobias J

    2015-01-01

    High-Q silicon nitride (SiN) microresonators enable optical Kerr frequency comb generation on a photonic chip and have recently been shown to support fully coherent combs based on temporal dissipative Kerr soliton formation. For bright soliton formation it is necessary to operate SiN waveguides in the multimode regime so as to produce anomalous group velocity dispersion. This can lead to local disturbances of the dispersion due to avoided crossings caused by coupling between different mode families, and therefore prevent the soliton formation. Here we demonstrate that a single mode "filtering" section inside high-Q resonators enables to efficiently suppress avoided crossings, while preserving high quality factors (Q~10^6). We demonstrate the approach by single soliton formation in SiN resonators with filtering section.

  1. Higher order mode suppression in high-Q anomalous dispersion SiN microresonators for temporal dissipative Kerr soliton formation.

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    Kordts, A; Pfeiffer, M H P; Guo, H; Brasch, V; Kippenberg, T J

    2016-02-01

    High-Q silicon nitride (SiN) microresonators enable optical Kerr frequency comb generation on a photonic chip and have recently been shown to support fully coherent combs based on temporal dissipative Kerr soliton formation. For bright soliton formation, it is necessary to operate SiN waveguides in the multimode regime in order to produce waveguide induced anomalous group velocity dispersion. However, this regime can lead to local disturbances of the dispersion due to avoided crossings caused by coupling between different mode families and, therefore, prevent the soliton formation. Here, we demonstrate that a single-mode "filtering" section inside high-Q resonators enables efficiently suppression of avoided crossings, while preserving high quality factors (Q∼10(6)). We verify the approach by demonstrating single soliton formation in SiN resonators with a filtering section. PMID:26907395

  2. Bocio multinodular gigante deformante. Presentación de un caso sin síntomas obstructivos

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    Paul Bogucki

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta el caso de un paciente masculino de 50 años, con una tumoración en la parte anterior de cuello de 25 años de evolución, sin síntomas de compresión. Al examen físico se aprecia una glándula tiroides de gran tamaño que deforma el cuello, de superficie lisa y nodular, de aproximadamente 16x12cm. Los estudios de imágenes y de laboratorio confirmaron el diagnóstico. Se practicó una tiroidectomía total, obteniéndose una glándula de 17x12cm. Se identificaron y preservaron ambos nervios laríngeos recurrentes y las glándulas paratiroides. No hubo complicaciones postoperatorias y el resultado estético fue satisfactorio. En conclusión el bocio es una patología común en las zonas con insuficiente aporte de Yodo, donde tiene una incidencia aproximada de 11%. Las estadísticas obtenidas en nuestro hospital se corresponden con lo publicado en la literatura internacional. La variedad gigante es infrecuente, constituyendo una causa de síntomas compresivos y disconformidad estética, por lo que la cirugía es la indicación terapéutica. Abstract Giant multinodular goiter. A case report with no obstructive symptoms In this report we show a 50 years male patient with a tumor in the anterior part of neck of 25 years of evolution, without symptoms of compression. Physical examination shows a large thyroid gland, which deforms the neck, smooth and nodular, painless to palpation, approximately 16x12cm. Imaging studies and laboratory-confirmed diagnosis of multinodular goiter. A total thyroidectomy was performed, with a gland 17x12cm. Were identified and preserved both recurrent laryngeal nerves and parathyroid glands. There were no postoperative complications and the aesthetic result was satisfactory. In conclusion the goiter is a condition common in areas with insufficient supply of iodine, which has an incidence of approximately 11%. The statistics obtained in our hospital are as published in the international literature to endemic

  3. Influencia de los trastornos mentales y de la personalidad en el abandono de procesos en personas sin hogar

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    Carlos Salavera

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    Las personas sin hogar protagonizan un alto índice de abandonos en los procesos terapéuticos que establecen. El motivo de abandono no siempre es conocido, en esta investigación se aborda si viene mediado por los trastornos mentales o son los trastornos de personalidad los que llevan un mayor peso. Los resultados muestran a las personas sin hogar con deterioro cognitivo leve y trastornos de personalidad del grupo de problemas interpersonales y ambivalentes como los principales candidatos al ab...

  4. $\\sin(2\\beta)$ with $B^0 \\rightarrow\\!J/\\!\\psi K_\\text{S}$ at the LHCb experiment

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    Niet, Ramon

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    The poster presents the recent measurement of $\\sin(2\\beta)$ using $B^0$ decays to the $J/\\!\\psi K_\\text{S}$ final state. The measurement is based on a dataset corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.0$\\,\\text{fb}^{-1}$ collected with the LHCb experiment in proton-proton collisions at center-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV. To control penguin pollutions in the determination of $\\sin(2\\beta)$, $B_s^0$ decays to the same final state can be analysed. The results of the corresponding analysis are presented as well.

  5. Valores percibidos en la publicidad de alimentos por jóvenes con y sin trastornos de la conducta alimentaria

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    Mas Manchón, Lluís; Rodríguez Bravo, Ángel

    2015-01-01

    La publicidad utiliza imágenes corporales fuertemente estereotipadas para promocionar cánones físicos y conductas alimentarias no saludables asociadas a productos de alimentación dirigidos sobre todo a jóvenes. El objetivo de este estudio, realizado en Barcelona (España) durante el mes de mayo de 2013, es testear la percepción de 25 valores en siete spots televisivos de alimentación (con y sin estrategias de imagen corporal) en 139 jóvenes con y sin trastornos de la conducta alimentaria (TCA)...

  6. Genoptraening efter total knaealloplastik

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    Holm, Bente; Kehlet, Henrik

    2009-01-01

    The short- and long-term benefits of post-discharge physiotherapy regimens after total knee arthroplasty are debatable. A national survey including hospitals in Denmark that perform total knee arthroplasty showed a large variability in indication and regimen for post-knee arthroplasty rehabilitat......The short- and long-term benefits of post-discharge physiotherapy regimens after total knee arthroplasty are debatable. A national survey including hospitals in Denmark that perform total knee arthroplasty showed a large variability in indication and regimen for post-knee arthroplasty...

  7. Totalization Data Exchange (TDEX)

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    Social Security Administration — The Totalization Data Exchange (TDEX) process is an exchange between SSA and its foreign country partners to identify deaths of beneficiaries residing abroad. The...

  8. The medium-sized charged YbSin± (n = 7-13) clusters: A relativistic computational investigation

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    Graphical abstract: The geometries and electronic properties of the medium-sized YbSin± (n = 7-13) clusters are investigated systematically by using relativistic density functional method. The medium-sized YbSin± clusters with n = 8, 9, 10, and 13 significantly deform their neutral geometries, which are confirmed by the calculated AIP and VIP values. The relative stabilities in terms of the calculated fragmentation energies exhibit that the YbSin+ (n = 8, 10, 13) and YbSin- (n = 8, 10, 12) clusters have stronger abundances than their corresponding neighbors; the highest occupied molecular orbital (HOMO) and lowest unoccupied molecular orbital (LUMO) gaps of the charged clusters are increased generally as the cluster size going from n = 7 to 13; the large HOMO-LUMO gaps of charged clusters indicate that their chemical activities are weaker than those of their neutral counterparts, especially for n = 7, 10, and 13 clusters. Generally, the obtained or removed charge influences electronic and geometrical structures of the charged clusters. Research highlights: → Most of the charged YbSin (n = 7-13) clusters keep frameworks as the neutrals, and the geometries of 8a+, 9a+, 10a+, and 13a+ are significant deformed, which are reflected from the calculated VIPs and AIPs values. The charged YbSi8 cluster is actually the most stable isomer. → According to the calculated HOMO-LUMO gaps of the clusters, one finds that the HOMO-LUMO gaps for the charged YbSin (n = 7-13) clusters are smaller than those of the neutrals, reflecting that the removed or obtained charge influences the HOMO-LUMO gaps of neutral clusters. → The calculated results show that the YbSin (n = 7-13) clusters are the nonmagnetic structures because the f orbitals are filled completely, which are not involved in the chemical bonding. - Abstract: The geometries and electronic properties of the medium-sized YbSin± (n = 7-13) clusters are investigated systematically by using relativistic density functional

  9. JUAN SIN MIEDO VA A LA ESCUELA (FEARLESS JOHN GOES TO SCHOOL

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    Méndez-Anchía Silvia

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Resumen:Tomando como base la lectura del cuento “Juan Sin Miedo” realizada por tres sujetos adolescentes, pretendo responder a la pregunta sobre los principales temores que enfrenta la población costarricense adolescente en la actualidad. Las respuestas giran en torno a tres núcleos significativos: el miedo a la exclusión económica y social, materializada en el trato discriminatorio hacia quienes no se adecuan a los criterios impuestos por la sociedad de consumo; el miedo a la escuela, en tanto excluye a quienes no se ajustan a la norma esperada de desempeño académico; y el miedo al otro, en particular a la calle y la escuela como espacios de violencia. Concluyo señalando que, detrás de dichos temores, es posible leer un anhelo de pertenencia; de aprecio sincero y gratuito, en que no medie el rendimiento académico de la persona; así como un anhelo de seguridad en el entorno cercano.Abstract:Based on a reading of the short story Juan Sin Miedo («fearless John» by three adolescents, I intend to provide an answer to the question of the main fears that the Costa Rican adolescent population faces at present. The answers given by these adolescents focus on three significant central elements: fear of economic and social exclusion, expressed through discriminatory treatment towards those who do not subject themselves to the criteria imposed by the consumer society; fear of school in that it excludes those who do not meet the expected academic performance standard; and fear of others, particularly out in the street and in school as realms of violence. I conclude by pointing out that it is possible to visualise, behind such fears, a desire to belong; a longing for both, a sincere and free appreciation where the individual‟s academic performance is not what counts, and for safety within the immediate surroundings.

  10. Factores asociados al estado funcional en personas de 75 o más años de edad no dependientes Factors associated with functional status in a population aged >75 years without total dependence

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    Anna Arnau

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Identificar los factores asociados al estado funcional en una población de ancianos de 75 o más años de edad sin dependencia grave. Métodos: Estudio transversal de una muestra aleatoria (n = 315 de personas del Centro de Atención Primaria El Remei (Vic, Barcelona, España. Se evaluó el estado funcional mediante el test de ejecución de extremidades inferiores (EEII de Guralnik, el Índice de Actividades Instrumentales de la Vida Diaria (AIVD de Lawton y el Índice de Actividades Básicas de la Vida Diaria (ABVD de Barthel. Se construyeron modelos de regresión lineal múltiple para identificar las variables asociadas al estado funcional. Resultados: La edad media fue de 81,9 años y el 60,6% eran mujeres. Casi la mitad de los ancianos de 75 o más años de edad sin dependencia grave presentaban discapacidad para las AIVD y una tercera parte limitaciones funcionales de las EEII. Los factores asociados al estado funcional de las EEII fueron el estado civil, el índice de masa corporal, el número de fármacos, y la agudeza visual y auditiva (R² = 0,208. Las variables asociadas a las AIVD fueron la edad, el número de fármacos, el estado cognitivo, la agudeza visual y auditiva, y el estado funcional de las EEII (R² = 0,434. Las variables asociadas a las ABVD fueron la edad, el sexo, la percepción subjetiva del estado de salud y el estado funcional de las EEII (R² = 0,389. Conclusiones: El número de fármacos y las alteraciones sensoriales son los factores de riesgo que se asociaron de forma más consistente con el estado funcional en nuestra población de ancianos no dependientes.Objectives: To identify the factors associated with functional status in a population aged > 75 years without severe dependence. Methods: A cross-sectional study of a random sample (n = 315 of elderly persons in a primary care setting (El Remei Primary Care Center, Vic, Barcelona, Spain was carried out. Functional status was evaluated by three

  11. Totally Coded Method for Signal Flow Graph Algorithm

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    XU Jing-bo; ZHOU Mei-hua

    2002-01-01

    After a code-table has been established by means of node association information from signal flow graph, the totally coded method (TCM) is applied merely in the domain of code operation beyond any figure-earching algorithm. The code-series (CS) have the holoinformation nature, so that both the content and the sign of each gain- term can be determined via the coded method. The principle of this method is simple and it is suited for computer programming. The capability of the computer-aided analysis for switched current network(SIN) can be enhanced.

  12. Rotation–Activity Correlations in K and M Dwarfs. I. Stellar Parameters and Compilations of v sin i and P/sin i for a Large Sample of Late-K and M Dwarfs

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    Houdebine, E. R.; Mullan, D. J.; Paletou, F.; Gebran, M.

    2016-05-01

    The reliable determination of rotation–activity correlations (RACs) depends on precise measurements of the following stellar parameters: T eff, parallax, radius, metallicity, and rotational speed v sin i. In this paper, our goal is to focus on the determination of these parameters for a sample of K and M dwarfs. In a future paper (Paper II), we will combine our rotational data with activity data in order to construct RACs. Here, we report on a determination of effective temperatures based on the (R–I) C color from the calibrations of Mann et al. and Kenyon & Hartmann for four samples of late-K, dM2, dM3, and dM4 stars. We also determine stellar parameters (T eff, log(g), and [M/H]) using the principal component analysis–based inversion technique for a sample of 105 late-K dwarfs. We compile all effective temperatures from the literature for this sample. We determine empirical radius–[M/H] correlations in our stellar samples. This allows us to propose new effective temperatures, stellar radii, and metallicities for a large sample of 612 late-K and M dwarfs. Our mean radii agree well with those of Boyajian et al. We analyze HARPS and SOPHIE spectra of 105 late-K dwarfs, and we have detected v sin i in 92 stars. In combination with our previous v sin i measurements in M and K dwarfs, we now derive P/sin i measures for a sample of 418 K and M dwarfs. We investigate the distributions of P/sin i, and we show that they are different from one spectral subtype to another at a 99.9% confidence level. Based on observations available at Observatoire de Haute Provence and the European Southern Observatory databases and on Hipparcos parallax measurements.

  13. Present status and prospects of research in SINS on the modification of surface properties by pulsed plasma streams

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    The paper presents examples of the most important results obtained in SINS during the last decade, interesting from the point of view of industrial applications. It also indicates some of the most prospective directions in research on modification of the surface properties of materials by means of pulsed plasma streams. (author)

  14. The SINS/zC-SINF survey of z~2 galaxy kinematics: evidence for gravitational quenching

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    Genzel, R; Lang, P; Tacchella, S; Tacconi, L J; Wuyts, S; Bandara, K; Burkert, A; Buschkamp, P; Carollo, C M; Cresci, G; Davies, R; Eisenhauer, F; Hicks, E K S; Kurk, J; Lilly, S J; Lutz, D; Mancini, C; Naab, T; Newman, S; Peng, Y; Renzini, A; Griffin, K Shapiro; Sternberg, A; Vergani, D; Wisnioski, E; Wuyts, E; Zamorani, G

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    As part of the SINS/zC-SINF surveys of high-z galaxy kinematics, we derive the radial distributions of H-alpha surface brightness, stellar mass surface density, and dynamical mass at ~2 kpc resolution in 19 z~2 star-forming disks with deep SINFONI AO spectroscopy at the ESO VLT. From these data we infer the radial distribution of the Toomre Q-parameter for these main-sequence star forming galaxies (SFGs), covering almost two decades of stellar mass (10^9.6 to 10^11.5 solar masses). In more than half of our SFGs, the H-alpha distributions cannot be fit by a centrally peaked distribution, such as an exponential, but are better described by a ring, or the combination of a ring and an exponential. At the same time the kinematic data indicate the presence of a mass distribution more centrally concentrated than a single exponential distribution for 5 of the 19 galaxies. The resulting Q-distributions are centrally peaked for all, and significantly exceed unity there for three quarters of the SFGs. The occurrence of ...

  15. El dilema de los recursos naturales comunes "sin doliente(s"

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    Reyes Parra Leidy Marcela

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Desde la antigüedad, personas como Aristóteles y Tucídides plantearon una teoría básica que evidenció el comportamiento que las personas tienen con respecto al uso continuo de algún recurso natural común. Dejaron entrever el conflicto, normalmente económico, que se genera por la intervención de intereses individuales sobre los bienes públicos. La tragedia de los comunes (término popularizado por Garrett Hardin en 1968 explica cómo el acceso sin restricciones a un recurso "comunal" finito conduce a la sobreexplotación y al agotamiento de dicho recurso por el aumento desmedido en su demanda. Esto ocurre porque el grupo o los individuos que aprovechan los recursos no cargan directamente con los costos de su explotación. Entonces frente a la premisa de que el recurso es de todos y para todos, pero en última instancia, no pertenece a nadie, cabe preguntarse qué prima: ¿Un interés individual sobre un colectivo? O tal vez, ¿es una cuestión de enfoque etológico?

  16. The Seven (Or More) Deadly (Or Not So Deadly) Sins of Radiation Protection

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    This editorial considers the errors that can occur in the routine practice of radiation protection in the workplace. This work provides a tool and an incentive for radiation protection professionals to mentally examine their radiation protection responsibilities to identify actions they may take to improve their part of the practice of radiation protection for the benefit of humankind. We introduce a rating tool that is patterned after the IAEA International Nuclear Event Scale.?Sins? discussed include ignorance of the radiological situation, failure to integrate safety management, disabling safety interlocks, warning devices, access controls, omission of''reasonable'' from the policy of''as low as reasonably achievable'' (ALARA), extrapolation of risk beyond reason, using radiation exposure as an excuse for terminating an unwanted pregnancy, escalation of safety requirements beyond reason, failure to average a concentration standard, not responding to concerns (of workers, public, patient s, etc.), over-training, and substitution of prescriptive procedures for judgment. Readers are encouraged to look at their radiation protection activities and judge which ones do not make sense from the viewpoint of protecting people against radiation. It is likely that readers will find more than one radiation protection activity that bears scrutiny

  17. Estudios sobre postmodernidad y estudios culturales: ¿sinónimos?

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    Dr. Roberto A. Follari

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    Full Text Available La postmodernidad exige para ser comprendida una dimensión sociohistórica y otra filosófica que le resulta irrenunciables. También hay una serie de fenómenos propiamente culturales, que son los que los denominados "estudios culturales" (G. Canclini. M. Barbero, etc. han asumido en Latinoamérica. Tales estudios han aportado una descripción de fenómenos nuevos, que no son analizados por ningún otro discurso teórico (tribus urbanas, identidades lábiles, influencia de los medios en los nuevos estilos de consumo, etc.. Con ello se da cuenta de parte de la cuestión postmodernidad, pero sin dudase deja fuera otras: lo filosófico y aún lo social y lo político quedan fuera de esa especie de antropología del presente. Por lo tanto, un enfoque integral de lo postmoderno incluye los estudios culturales, pero está lejos de limitarse a ellos.

  18. Plastia de ligamento cruzado anterior con injerto de tendones isquiotibiales sin desinserción tibial

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    Jorge César Paz Usó

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Después de una lesión de ligamento cruzado anterior, muchos pacientes no pueden seguir desempeñando sus actividades cotidianas o deportivas habituales. Algunos pacientes sufren roturas meniscales secundarias y gonartrosis. El objetivo de este trabajo es mostrar una técnica quirúrgica de simple ejecución, que permite un pronto restablecimiento de los pacientes a sus actividades cotidianas. A 96 pacientes del Hospital Regional 1° de Octubre, ISSSTE, se les realizó plastia de ligamento cruzado anterior por artroscopia mediante técnica de injerto de tendones isquiotibiales sin desinserción de la tibia (técnica de Lipscomb. Se utilizó únicamente un tornillo interferencial biodegradable como sujeción. El tiempo de evolución del estudio fue de noviembre de 2002 a octubre de 2006. Las edades fluctuaron entre 16 y 52 años. Hubo 86 (89.5% hombres, con daño meniscal agregado en 57 casos (53%. El tiempo de recuperación para regresar a sus actividades laborales fue de dos meses en promedio. Es una técnica quirúrgica simple, rápida y barata, con insumos mínimos que puede realizarse en cualquier centro hospitalario, con manejo ambulatorio y rápida recuperación.

  19. Corrosión de armaduras galvanizadas y sin proteger embebidas en cemento aluminoso estabilizado

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    El cemento aluminoso, cuya obtención se basa en la fusión de bauxita y caliza, ha demostrado desde que fue patentado en Francia, en 1908 por Cementos Lafarge, unas propiedades excepcionales que lo hacen idóneo para ciertas aplicaciones. Tales propiedades son fundamentalmente el desarrollo de elevadas resistencias mecánicas en las primeras edades de hidratación, posibilidad de hormigonar en tiempo frío, una gran resistencia química al agua de mar y a los sulfatos, propiedades refractarias, etc. Todo ello hizo que el cemento aluminoso del tipo fundido, con un 40 % de Al2O3, se utilizara ampliamente en la construcción. Sin embargo, a partir de un determinado momento empezaron a observarse alteraciones en algunas obras construidas con hormigón de este tipo, manifestándose importantes pérdidas de sus resistencias mecánicas (1. Las causas de tales deterioros han sido ampliamente estudiadas (2-(13, atribuyéndose la principal a la "conversión" de los aluminatos cálcicos hidratados hexagonales en hidratos cúbicos, según reacción [1].

  20. Smokers' strategic responses to sin taxes: evidence from panel data in Thailand.

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    White, Justin S; Ross, Hana

    2015-02-01

    In addition to quitting and cutting consumption, smokers faced with higher cigarette prices may compensate in several ways that mute the health impact of cigarette taxes. This study examines three price avoidance strategies among adult male smokers in Thailand: trading down to a lower-priced brand, buying individual sticks of cigarettes instead of packs, and substituting roll-your-own tobacco for factory-manufactured cigarettes. Using two panels of microlevel data from the International Tobacco Control Southeast Asia Study, collected in 2005 and 2006, we estimate the effects of a substantial excise tax increase implemented throughout Thailand in December 2005. We present estimates of the marginal effects and price elasticities for each of five consumer behaviors. We find that, controlling for baseline smoking characteristics, sociodemographics, and policy variables, quitting is highly sensitive to changes in cigarette prices, but so are brand choice, stick-buying, and use of roll-your-own tobacco. Neglecting such strategic responses leads to overestimates of a sin tax's health impact, and neglecting product substitution distorts estimates of the price elasticity of cigarette demand. We discuss the implications for consumer welfare and several policies that mitigate the adverse impact of consumer responses. PMID:24677731

  1. HISTOPATOLOGIA DE LA INFECCIÓN EXPERIMENTAL DE OVEJAS SIN LANA Ovis aries POR Neospora caninum

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    Teresa Oviedo

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    Full Text Available Ovejas sin lana en diferentes estados reproductivos fueron inoculadas por vía intravenosa con taquizoítos deN. caninum muestra «NC-beef» con el fin de estudiar la patofisiología de la enfermedad en estos animales yverificar la posibilidad de ser usados como modelo experimental de neosporosis bovina. Se utilizaron cincoovejas gestantes (una con 15 días, dos con 30 días, dos con 90 días, tres no gestantes y dos con 10 díasposparto. Los animales eran serologicamente negativos para N.caninum y T. gondii. Dos ovejas gestantes, noinoculadas, fueron utilizadas como control negativo. Los corderos necropsiados, nacidos de ovejas inoculadasantes o durante la gestación presentaron alteraciones histopatológicas en diferentes tejidos, siendo las masseveras observadas en el sistema nervioso central, caracterizadas por la presencia de formas quísticas delparásito asociadas con infiltrado inflamatorio predominantemente mononuclear, áreas de necrosis y en algunoscasos presencia de calcificación. Los corderos nacidos de ovejas inoculadas 10 días después del parto nopresentaron signos clínicos de la enfermedad ni anticuerpos contra o parásito y a la necropsia no presentaronlesiones en ninguno de los tejidos analizados. Un cordero nacido de oveja no inoculada no presentó alteracionesmicroscópicas en ninguno de los tejidos analizados

  2. 1956 y los países del bloque del Este sin desestalinización

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    Dragomir Draganov

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available El artículo trata el tema de los países de Europa Central y Oriental, en los cuales las decisiones "desestalinizadoras" del XX congreso del PCUS (febrero de 1956 tuvieron consecuencias menores. Sin embargo, Bulgaria, Checoslovaquia y Rumania también emprendieron el camino de transición lenta, pero sucesiva, de un totalitarismo "importado" hacia el autoritarismo "autóctono", que les llevó después de 1989 a repetir, cada una con sus peculiaridades, el "modelo" de transición de autoritarismo a la democracia.___________________ABSTRACT:The article deals about the Central and East European countries, in which the decisions adopted in the XXth Congress celebrated by the PCUS (February 1956 had a few consequences. However, Bulgarian, Checoslovaquia an Rumania began also the way to a slow transition, from a imported totalitarism towards the own authoritarism, which leaded after 1989 to repeat, with their respective characteristics, the model of transition from the authoritarism to the democracy.

  3. SEXUAL SIN IN NEW TESTAMENT TIMES BIBLICAL AND CONTEXTUAL PERSPECTIVES IN NIGERIA

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    Akintunde Dorcas Olubanke

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Christian ethical standards are breaking down in our nation. Many believe now that individuals have rights, including the right to make their own sexual decisions and that sexual behaviour is an individual's private matter. How then can Christianity or the Church relate to the sexual and marriage problems today? If the bible really has a standard that can safe-guide sexual behaviours, why is sexual sin common even within the Church? Historical-contextual and sociological methods were employed in this paper in order to clearly state the New Testament understanding. The study contextualized Biblical teachings, particularly on sex and marriage to the Africans. Findings revealed that the Bible places sex and sexual activity within the larger context of holiness and faithfulness. In this regard, the Bible presents an honest and often detailed explanation of God's design for sex and its place in human life. The New Testament presents sexual deviance as an intentional rejection of God's authority as Creator and Lord. Invariably, Nigeria is characterized by loose sexual morality, which cannot be divorced from incessant poverty, unemployment and illiteracy, as well as the flood of immigrants to Africa and to Nigeria who brought new forms of family life and new sexual customs. The paper concludes that there is clear evidence that our memories are failing on Jesus’ injunctions in this regard, hence, there is need to draw upon the Christian faith for guidance but African context should not be forgotten

  4. Elevated Cytokines, Thrombin and PAI-1 in Severe HCPS Patients Due to Sin Nombre Virus

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    Virginie Bondu

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Sin Nombre Hantavirus (SNV, Bunyaviridae Hantavirus is a Category A pathogen that causes Hantavirus Cardiopulmonary Syndrome (HCPS with case fatality ratios generally ranging from 30% to 50%. HCPS is characterized by vascular leakage due to dysregulation of the endothelial barrier function. The loss of vascular integrity results in non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema, shock, multi-organ failure and death. Using Electric Cell-substrate Impedance Sensing (ECIS measurements, we found that plasma samples drawn from University of New Mexico Hospital patients with serologically-confirmed HCPS, induce loss of cell-cell adhesion in confluent epithelial and endothelial cell monolayers grown in ECIS cultureware. We show that the loss of cell-cell adhesion is sensitive to both thrombin and plasmin inhibitors in mild cases, and to thrombin only inhibition in severe cases, suggesting an increasing prothrombotic state with disease severity. A proteomic profile (2D gel electrophoresis and mass spectrometry of HCPS plasma samples in our cohort revealed robust antifibrinolytic activity among terminal case patients. The prothrombotic activity is highlighted by acute ≥30 to >100 fold increases in active plasminogen activator inhibitor (PAI-1 which, preceded death of the subjects within 48 h. Taken together, this suggests that PAI-1 might be a response to the severe pathology as it is expected to reduce plasmin activity and possibly thrombin activity in the terminal patients.

  5. Anatomic Total Shoulder System

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  6. Anatomic Total Shoulder System

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  7. Anatomic Total Shoulder System

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  8. Anatomic Total Shoulder System

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  9. Total parenteral nutrition - infants

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    Total parenteral nutrition (TPN) is a method of feeding that bypasses the gastrointestinal tract. Fluids are given into a vein to ... babies. It can provide a better level of nutrition than regular intravenous (IV) feedings, which provide only ...

  10. Anatomic Total Shoulder System

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  11. Total 2004 results

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    This document presents the 2004 results of Total Group: consolidated account, special items, number of shares, market environment, adjustment for amortization of Sanofi-Aventis merger-related intangibles, 4. quarter 2004 results (operating and net incomes, cash flow), upstream (results, production, reserves, recent highlights), downstream (results, refinery throughput, recent highlights), chemicals (results, recent highlights), Total's full year 2004 results (operating and net income, cash flow), 2005 sensitivities, Total SA parent company accounts and proposed dividend, adoption of IFRS accounting, summary and outlook, main operating information by segment for the 4. quarter and full year 2004: upstream (combined liquids and gas production by region, liquids production by region, gas production by region), downstream (refined product sales by region, chemicals), Total financial statements: consolidated statement of income, consolidated balance sheet (assets, liabilities and shareholder's equity), consolidated statements of cash flows, business segments information. (J.S.)

  12. Total Ecosystem Carbon Stock

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — Total ecosystem carbon includes above- and below-ground live plant components (such as leaf, branch, stem and root), dead biomass (such as standing dead wood, down...

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  14. Anatomic Total Shoulder System

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  16. Total 2004 results

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    This document presents the 2004 results of Total Group: consolidated account, special items, number of shares, market environment, adjustment for amortization of Sanofi-Aventis merger-related intangibles, 4. quarter 2004 results (operating and net incomes, cash flow), upstream (results, production, reserves, recent highlights), downstream (results, refinery throughput, recent highlights), chemicals (results, recent highlights), Total's full year 2004 results (operating and net income, cash flow), 2005 sensitivities, Total SA parent company accounts and proposed dividend, adoption of IFRS accounting, summary and outlook, main operating information by segment for the 4. quarter and full year 2004: upstream (combined liquids and gas production by region, liquids production by region, gas production by region), downstream (refined product sales by region, chemicals), Total financial statements: consolidated statement of income, consolidated balance sheet (assets, liabilities and shareholder's equity), consolidated statements of cash flows, business segments information. (J.S.)

  17. Anatomic Total Shoulder System

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  19. Anatomic Total Shoulder System

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  20. Total parenteral nutrition

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    Total parenteral nutrition (TPN) will help you or your child get nutrition from a special formula through a vein in the ... you can also eat and drink while getting nutrition from TPN. Your nurse will teach you how ...

  1. Total Grid Estimation

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    R. Kelley Pace

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    This article provides a matrix representation of the adjustment grid estimator. From this representation, one can invoke the Gauss-Mrkov theorem to examine the efficiency of ordinary least squares (OLS) and the grid estimator that uses OLS estimates of the adjustments (the "plug-in" grid method). In addition, this matrix representation suggests a generalized least squares version of the grid method, labeled herin as the total grid estimator. Based on the empirical experiments, the total grid ...

  2. Environmental characterization of the reproductive season of migratory fish of the Sinú river (Córdoba, Colombia

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    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Objective. To characterize some abiotic factors during the reproductive season of migratory fish (bocachico Prochilodus magdalenae, dorada Brycon sinuensis, bagre blanco Sorubim cuspicaudus and barbul Pimelodus blochii in the Sinú River. Materials and methods. From April to October, 2008, in Carrizola (Tierralta, 36.31 km from the Urrá hydroelectric plant factors such as flow=Qriver, daily flow difference =ΔQriver, velocity=Vriver, temperature=Triver, electrical conductivity=CE, total dissolved solids=STD, turbidity=Turb, cloudiness=Nub, rainfall=Pluv and solar brightness=Bs were measured daily three times/day (07:00 h, 12:00 h, 17:00 h. Also, on the same schedule, ichthyoplankton was collected as an indicator of reproductive activity, assessed by reproductive frequency (Fr=number of days with presence of ichthyoplankton/number of days in the period evaluated X 100 and larval density (Dl=larval/m3. Results. The daily values of Qriver ranged between 278.7 and 838.5 m3/s, ΔQriver between 0.0 and 100.7 m3/s, Vriver between 1.40 and 1.53 m/s, Pluv between 0.0 and 88.2 mm, Triver between 27.0 and 28.7°C, STD between 73.0 and 302.3 mg/L, Turb between 9.7 and 679.7 NTU, CE between 81.0 and 361.7 mS/cm, Bs between 0.0 and 11.2 hours, Nub between 2.0 and 7.3 octaves. The Fr was 30.4%, with April (40.0% and May (74.2% as the higher activity reproductive months, while the Dl in the season was 4.9 larvae/m3, with the larvae group other species (2.9 larvae/m3 and bocachico (1.8 larvae/m3 as the most abundant. Conclusions. Most reproductive activity was recorded early in the season (April and May and parameters such as Qriver, Triver, Vriver, Pluv, STD and Nub may be considered final factors associated with migratory fish reproduction.

  3. ¿Al final, TLC con o sin biopiratería?

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    Martha Isabel Gómez Lee

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available El problema está en que en Colombia los temas de acceso a los recursos genéticos, los derechos de propiedad intelectual (DPI y la protección del conocimiento tradicional (CT no han recibido la importancia que se merecen. No ha habido un debate abierto acerca del papel que juegan estos temas en el desarrollo de un país megadiverso y una nación multiétnica y pluricultural, como es Colombia. Sin embargo, el gobierno colombiano decidió negociar un TLC indefinido que define la política comercial al respecto para Colombia. En febrero de 2006, se cerraron las negociaciones del TLC en términos similares a Perú. Ese país aceptó las patentes de genes aislados y de plantas conforme a los intereses de Estados Unidos. Colombia tiene cuatro grupos étnicos: 84 pueblos indígenas que hablan 64 lenguas, los afrocolombianos, los raizales del Archipiélago de San Andrés y Providencia y los rom. La constitución de 1991 garantiza y protege los recursos genéticos, la diversidad étnica y cultural y los derechos humanos. Las posiciones y propuestas oficiales sobre acceso a recursos genéticos, biodiversidad y protección del CT que presentó el gobierno colombiano en el TLC, no fueron concertadas previamente con los grupos étnicos colombianos. El Estado tiene que consultarlos, para determinar su posición respecto al acceso a los recursos genéticos, la protección al CT y los DPI

  4. Tecnologías emergentes para la conservación de alimentos sin calor

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    Fernández Molina, Juan José

    2001-01-01

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    Se han investigado los principios básicos de tres tecnologías emergentes para pasteurizar y esterilizar alimentos sin empleo del calor Mediante numerosos estudios se ha comprobado la efectividad de los campos eléctricos pulsantes de alta intensidad (CEPAI, los pulsos de luz (PL y los campos magnéticos oscilantes (CMO en la destrucción de microorganismos y enzimas de sistemas alimentarios. En la inactivación microbiana por CEPA!, el blanco principal es la membrana celular que, al ser sometida a campos eléctricos de alta intensidad, se hace permeable formando huecos o poros cuyo tamaño se incrementa a medida que aumenta la intensidad del campo eléctrico o el tiempo de tratamiento o se reduce la resistencia iónica del medio de pulsación. Por otra parte, los PL inducen reacciones fotoquímicas y fototérmicas en los alimentos, causando la muerte de gran cantidad de microorganismos, especialmente en productos alimenticios envasados. Los CMO producen simulación o inhibición en el crecimiento y reproducción de los microorganismos, un simple pulso de intensidad de 5-10 teslas y frecuencias de 5-500 kHz es suficiente para reducir el número de microorganismos en un mínimo de 2 ciclos logarítmicos. Se ha comprobado que estas tecnologías alargan la vida de anaquel de diversos productos alimenticios y pueden ser consideradas como sustitutos parciales de los procesos convencionales de pasteurización y esterilización de alimentos por tratamientos térmicos.

  5. El infierno de la clase obrera argentina. Desde un pasado venturoso a un presente sin porvenir

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    Osvaldo R. Battistini

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available La conjunción de una serie de factores económicos, sociales y políticos en la Argentina de los noventa dio como resultado el momento de mayor fragmentación política de los trabajadores. Esto fue logrado a partir de la desestructuración de la sociedad comenzada en la dictadura militar de mediados de los setenta y profundizada mediante la implantación del modelo neoliberal a comienzos de la última década del siglo XX. Se terminó entonces dilapidando toda posibilidad de consolidación de la una clase obrera mas o menos homogénea, cuyo germen había sido prefigurado bajo el primer gobierno peronista y se había puesto de manifiesto en las distintas etapas de la resistencia a gobiernos que amenazaban los intereses de los sectores populares. Sin dudas se trataba de políticas destinadas a asegurar una sociedad disciplinada con el fin de consolidar el poder de los sectores dominantes más relacionados con la especulación financiera y los intereses de los grupos económicos transnacionales. Al mismo tiempo, no sólo se lograba una sociedad económica y socialmente fragmentada sino que se reproducía una cultura individualista extrema que potenciaba dicha situación. En el presente artículo estudiamos los elementos condicionantes en la cultura del trabajo que existían en la historia previa a la implantación del modelo neoliberal y los factores contextuales que permitieron su desarrollo. Al mismo tiempo analizamos los factores que, en un marco de fragmentación y transformación constante, estructuran actualmente las identidades del trabajo.

  6. Nueva gerencia pública: ¿gobierno sin política?

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    Omar Guerrero Orozco

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Recientemente el concepto de gerencia pública (public management ha provocado un singular debate. El propósito de este trabajo es analizar la nueva gerencia pública con el propósito de contribuir al debate. Los resultados revelan lo siguiente sobre la nueva gerencia pública: 1 Es una visión privada de lo público, de naturaleza cataláctica porque brota del pensamiento económico clásico, que la sitúa en el mercado para sustituir el esquema burocrático, 2 Se obstenta como nueva pero sus antecedentes son tan antiguos como la economía clásica y neoclásica, 3 En ella convergen una variedad de ingredientes pero de igual naturaleza que la hacen compleja, 4 Su arribo es consonante con los tiempos actuales cuando se proponen soluciones económicas a los problemas políticos en una atmósfera donde el estudio de la política se distancia de la economía, 5 Son conceptos fundacionales: orientación al cliente, privatización, mercado y competencia y en la reforma del sector público: enfoque empresarial-gerencial, gerencia por objetivos y resultados y agenciación y reducción de costos, 6 Situada en el mercado, paradójicamente desde dentro es activada por la gerencia y da paso a reglas burocráticas, reemplazando al gobierno de los hombres, visión romántica de un gobierno sin política.

  7. Faustina Sáez de Melgar: liberación sin rupturas

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    Dorado, Carlos

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Drawing on periodicals as the principal documental source, this article aims to demonstrate how the copious literary production and biography of Faustina Sáez de Melgar (1833? was closely linked to journalism. The creator of several magazines aimed at women, she seems to regard fashion magazines as a way of encouraging reading habits in the home. She asserts that education is the key to delivering women from their social marginalisation, which she denounced as a form of slavery. Although an active supporter of abolitionism -author of the drama La cadena rota- she did not consider women’s liberation to require any break in social norms, as it can be found within marriage, the maintaining of patriarchal structures and the practising of Christian virtues. Her thought sometimes appears opportunistic and contradictory. This is possibly a result of a cautious strategy, in which she sought to achieve only what was possible in her epoch.Con documentación hemerográfica como fuente principal, el artículo pretende poner de manifiesto la estrecha relación que con la prensa tuvo la extensa obra y la biografía de Faustina Sáez de Melgar (1833?. Creadora de varias revistas dirigidas a la mujer, vio en ellas un medio de fomentar la lectura en los hogares. Afirma que la educación es el medio por el que la mujer puede liberarse de la marginación social que padece y que ella denuncia como esclavitud. Autora del drama La cadena rota, comprometida con el abolicionismo, considera sin embargo innecesario romper ninguna: esa liberación llega además por el matrimonio y la práctica de las virtudes en una sociedad patriarcal cristiana. Sus opiniones parecen en ocasiones contradictorias y oportunistas. Posiblemente subyace una cautelosa estrategia en aplicación del “posibilismo”.

  8. THE SINS/zC-SINF SURVEY of z {approx} 2 GALAXY KINEMATICS: OUTFLOW PROPERTIES

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    Newman, Sarah F.; Genzel, Reinhard [Department of Astronomy, Campbell Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); Foerster-Schreiber, Natascha M.; Buschkamp, Peter; Davies, Ric; Eisenhauer, Frank; Kurk, Jaron; Lutz, Dieter [Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (MPE), Giessenbachstr.1, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Griffin, Kristen Shapiro [Space Sciences Research Group, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, Redondo Beach, CA 90278 (United States); Mancini, Chiara; Renzini, Alvio [Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova, Vicolo dellOsservatorio 5, Padova, I-35122 (Italy); Lilly, Simon J.; Carollo, C. Marcella; Peng, Yingjie [Institute of Astronomy, Department of Physics, Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule, ETH Zuerich, CH-8093 (Switzerland); Bouche, Nicolas [Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planetologie (IRAP), Universite de Toulouse, UPS-OMP, IRAP, 14, avenue Edouard Berlin, F-31400 Toulouse (France); Burkert, Andreas [Department fuer Physik, Universitaets-Sternwarte Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (USM), Scheinerstr. 1, Muenchen, D-81679 (Germany); Cresci, Giovanni [Istituto Nazionale di AstrofisicaOsservatorio Astronomico di Arcetri, Largo Enrico Fermi 5, I-50125 Firenze (Italy); Genel, Shy [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Hicks, Erin K. S. [Department of Astronomy, University of Washington, Box 351580, U.W., Seattle, WA 98195-1580 (United States); Naab, Thorsten, E-mail: sfnewman@berkeley.edu [Max-Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Karl Schwarzschildstrasse 1, D-85748 Garching (Germany); and others

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    Using SINFONI H{alpha}, [N II], and [S II] AO data of 27 z {approx} 2 star-forming galaxies (SFGs) from the SINS and zC-SINF surveys, we explore the dependence of outflow strength (via the broad flux fraction) on various galaxy parameters. For galaxies that have evidence for strong outflows, we find that the broad emission is spatially extended to at least the half-light radius ({approx}a few kpc). Decomposition of the [S II] doublet into broad and narrow components suggests that this outflowing gas probably has a density of {approx}10-100 cm{sup -3}, less than that of the star-forming gas (600 cm{sup -3}). There is a strong correlation of the H{alpha} broad flux fraction with the star formation surface density of the galaxy, with an apparent threshold for strong outflows occurring at 1 M{sub Sun} yr{sup -1} kpc{sup -2}. Above this threshold, we find that SFGs with log m{sub *} > 10 have similar or perhaps greater wind mass-loading factors ({eta} = M-dot{sub out}/SFR) and faster outflow velocities than lower mass SFGs, suggesting that the majority of outflowing gas at z {approx} 2 may derive from high-mass SFGs. The mass-loading factor is also correlated with the star formation rate (SFR), galaxy size, and inclination, such that smaller, more star-forming, and face-on galaxies launch more powerful outflows. We propose that the observed threshold for strong outflows and the observed mass loading of these winds can be explained by a simple model wherein break-out of winds is governed by pressure balance in the disk.

  9. Total Energy Monitor

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    The total energy monitor (TE) is a thermal sensor that determines the total energy of each FEL pulse based on the temperature rise induced in a silicon wafer upon absorption of the FEL. The TE provides a destructive measurement of the FEL pulse energy in real-time on a pulse-by-pulse basis. As a thermal detector, the TE is expected to suffer least from ultra-fast non-linear effects and to be easy to calibrate. It will therefore primarily be used to cross-calibrate other detectors such as the Gas Detector or the Direct Imager during LCLS commissioning. This document describes the design of the TE and summarizes the considerations and calculations that have led to it. This document summarizes the physics behind the operation of the Total Energy Monitor at LCLS and derives associated engineering specifications.

  10. EL INFORME SOCIAL EN LOS PROCESOS DE INCLUSIÓN: ANÁLISIS DE LA REALIDAD SOCIAL DE UNA PERSONA SIN HOGAR

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    Castillo-Sánchez, María José

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    El Informe Social en los Procesos de Inclusión: Análisis de la Realidad Social de una Persona sin Hogar.Centro de Orientación e Intervención Social (COIS). Negociado de Personas Sin Hogar. Ayuntamiento de Sevilla

  11. Tratamiento cognitivo-conductual grupal del trastorno de pánico con o sin agorafobia en un centro de salud mental público

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    Garriga Puerto, Ascensión; Martín García-Sancho, Julio César; López Soler, Concepción

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    La eficacia de la terapia cognitivo-conductual (TCC) en el tratamiento del trastorno de pánico (TP) con o sin agorafobia está bien documentada; sin embargo, se conoce menos su efectividad en formato grupal. El propósito de este estudio es investigar

  12. Anatomic Total Shoulder System

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    Full Text Available ... AP ANATOMIC TOTAL SHOULDER SYSTEM METHODIST HOSPITAL PHILADELPHIA, PA April 17, 2008 00:00:10 ANNOUNCER: DePuy ... you don't make a bunch of small passes at the lesser tuberosity and make it a ...

  13. Total Synthesis of (-)-Cardiopetaline.

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    Nishiyama, Yoshitake; Yokoshima, Satoshi; Fukuyama, Tohru

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    The total synthesis of (-)-cardiopetaline, an aconitine-type natural product, has been accomplished. Our synthesis involved a Wagner-Meerwein rearrangement of a sulfonyloxirane that enabled, in a single step, the construction of the bicyclo[3.2.1] system in the aconitine skeleton and effective introduction of oxygen functional groups at the appropriate positions. PMID:27166640

  14. Supravaginal eller total hysterektomi?

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    Edvardsen, L; Madsen, E M

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    There has been a decline in the rate of hysterectomies in Denmark in general over the last thirteen years, together with a rise in the number of supravaginal operations over the last two years. The literature concerning the relative merits of the supravaginal and the total abdominal operation is ...... indicate a reduced frequency of orgasm after the total hysterectomy compared with the supravaginal operation. When there are technical problems peroperatively with an increased urologic risk the supravaginal operation is recommended....... examined. It is concluded that the risk of developing carcinoma of the cervical stump is low, and no longer a weighty indication for the total in preference to the supravaginal hysterectomy as long as subsequent screening of the cervix is performed. At the same time it is important to inform the women......There has been a decline in the rate of hysterectomies in Denmark in general over the last thirteen years, together with a rise in the number of supravaginal operations over the last two years. The literature concerning the relative merits of the supravaginal and the total abdominal operation is...

  15. Total Cost of Ownership

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    Zachariassen, Frederik

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    Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), som giver et bud på, hvordan virksomheder kan opnå en bedre indsigt i, hvilke leverandører der forårsager hvilke omkostninger og dermed danne et forbedret beslutningsgrundlag for besparelser i leverandørleddet. I artiklen argumenteres først og fremmest for, hvorfor TCO er...

  16. Anatomic Total Shoulder System

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    Full Text Available ... to longevity of total shoulders versus hips and knees. 00:46:20 GERALD WILLIAMS, MD: Well, obviously, if you look at -- it depends upon who you put them in. First of all, the young-- the youngest patient population for joint replacement in the United States by far, by ...

  17. Anatomic Total Shoulder System

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    Full Text Available ... Anatomic Total Shoulder surgery, which featured the latest innovation in shoulder surgery from DePuy Orthopedics. OR-Live makes it easy for you to learn more. Just click on the "Request Information" button on your webcast screen and open the door to informed medical care. 01:21: ...

  18. "Total Deposition (TDEP) Maps"

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    The presentation provides an update on the use of a hybrid methodology that relies on measured values from national monitoring networks and modeled values from CMAQ to produce of maps of total deposition for use in critical loads and other ecological assessments. Additionally, c...

  19. Anatomic Total Shoulder System

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    Full Text Available ... put totals in unless they're under the age of 50. But as the patient gets older, ... I'll give you an example: 26-year-old juvenile rheumatoid arthritic. You can pulse-irrigate that, ...

  20. Anatomic Total Shoulder System

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    Full Text Available ... advancing the standard of orthopedic patient care. In a few moments, you'll be able to watch a live global AP anatomic total shoulder surgery from Methodist Hospital in Philadelphia. A revolution in shoulder orthopedics, the Global AP gives ...

  1. Total versus subtotal hysterectomy

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    Gimbel, Helga; Zobbe, Vibeke; Andersen, Anna Birthe; Gluud, Christian; Ottesen, Bent S; Tabor, Ann

    2005-01-01

    The aim of this study was to compare total and subtotal abdominal hysterectomy for benign indications, with regard to urinary incontinence, postoperative complications, quality of life (SF-36), constipation, prolapse, satisfaction with sexual life, and pelvic pain at 1-year postoperative. Eighty...

  2. Anatomic Total Shoulder System

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    Full Text Available ... by almost ten years, is shoulders. So by definition, the average shoulder-replacement patient is almost ten ... Anatomic Total Shoulder surgery, which featured the latest innovation in shoulder surgery from DePuy Orthopedics. OR-Live ...

  3. Total Cross Sections

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    G. GiacomelliBologna University and INFN

    2014-01-01

    The measurements of the hadron-hadron total cross sections are the first measurements performed when a new hadron accelerator opens up a new energy region; the measurements were made as function of the incoming beam momentum or c.m. energy and have often been repeated with improved accuracy and finer energy spacing.

  4. CSF total protein

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    CSF total protein is a test to determine the amount of protein in your spinal fluid, also called cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). ... The normal protein range varies from lab to lab, but is typically about 15 to 60 mg/dL. Note: mg/dL = ...

  5. Total 2004 annual report

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    This annual report of the Group Total brings information and economic data on the following topics, for the year 2004: the corporate governance, the corporate social responsibility, the shareholder notebook, the management report, the activities, the upstream (exploration and production) and downstream (refining and marketing) operating, chemicals and other matters. (A.L.B.)

  6. Total Quality Management Seminar.

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    Massachusetts Career Development Inst., Springfield.

    This booklet is one of six texts from a workplace literacy curriculum designed to assist learners in facing the increased demands of the workplace. The booklet contains seven sections that cover the following topics: (1) meaning of total quality management (TQM); (2) the customer; (3) the organization's culture; (4) comparison of management…

  7. Total Quality Management Simplified.

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    Arias, Pam

    1995-01-01

    Maintains that Total Quality Management (TQM) is one method that helps to monitor and improve the quality of child care. Lists four steps for a child-care center to design and implement its own TQM program. Suggests that quality assurance in child-care settings is an ongoing process, and that TQM programs help in providing consistent, high-quality…

  8. Influencia de los trastornos mentales y de la personalidad en el abandono de procesos en personas sin hogar

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    Carlos Salavera

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Las personas sin hogar protagonizan un alto índice de abandonos en los procesos terapéuticos que establecen. El motivo de abandono no siempre es conocido, en esta investigación se aborda si viene mediado por los trastornos mentales o son los trastornos de personalidad los que llevan un mayor peso. Los resultados muestran a las personas sin hogar con deterioro cognitivo leve y trastornos de personalidad del grupo de problemas interpersonales y ambivalentes como los principales candidatos al abandono de procesos de corte psicosocial. Esto implica la necesidad de tener en cuenta estos trastornos en el tratamiento y desarrollo de programas específicos de intervención.

  9. Mejora de la calidad de panes sin gluten a través de la mezcla de almidones y harinas

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    Merino Suances, Cristina

    2013-01-01

    En los últimos años ha habido un aumento de las investigaciones sobre los procesos de elaboración de panes sin gluten. en el presente estudio se ha realizado una optimización a través la mezcla de harina de arroz, almidón de maíz y almidón de trigo para la elaboración de panes sin gluten, con el fin de mejorar la calidad de dichos panes. Se evaluaron los panes resultantes teniendo en cuenta parámetros como el volumen específico, textura, color, apariencia de la miga y paráme...

  10. ELEVERS SJÄLVKÄNSLA : Hur elever upplever och uttrycker sin självkänsla i skolan

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    Andersson, Helena

    2008-01-01

    Syftet med arbetet var att undersöka hur elever i de lägre årskurserna upplevde sin självkänsla i klassrummet samt hur självkänslan hos eleverna skiljde sig i olika åldrar. Syftet var också att undersöka hur elever gav uttryck för sin självkänsla i klassrummet. Tre olika metoder har använts i undersökningen; observationer, enkätundersökning samt intervjuer. Samtliga undersökningsmetoder har förberetts, genomförts samt analyserats av ansvarig person för undersökningen Undersökningen har utgått...

  11. A Lethal Disease Model for Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome in Immunosuppressed Syrian Hamsters Infected with Sin Nombre Virus

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    Brocato, Rebecca L.; Hammerbeck, Christopher D.; Bell, Todd M.; Wells, Jay B.; Queen, Laurie A.; Hooper, Jay W.

    2014-01-01

    Sin Nombre virus (SNV) is a rodent-borne hantavirus that causes hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) predominantly in North America. SNV infection of immunocompetent hamsters results in an asymptomatic infection; the only lethal disease model for a pathogenic hantavirus is Andes virus (ANDV) infection of Syrian hamsters. Efforts to create a lethal SNV disease model in hamsters by repeatedly passaging virus through the hamster have demonstrated increased dissemination of the virus but no signs ...

  12. Pájaros enjaulados: homosexualidad y prisión en Hombres sin mujer

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    Gallardo Saborido, Emilio José

    2010-01-01

    This article aims to focus on the interaction between homosexuality and prison in the novel by the Cuban writer Carlos Montenegro, titled Hombres sin mujer (1938). From a sociological approach to literature, we structurally analyze the homosexual notions and practices in a particular Cuban jail. In this regard, we specifically explain their components and the creation of self-explicative categories or ethnocategories. Furthermore, the order which constitutes these elements and the conflicts t...

  13. Meningitis neumocócica en un lactante curada sin secuelas neurológicas ni neuroquirúrgicas

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    C. Lamote de Grignon

    1953-03-01

    Full Text Available Lactante de 45 días, en pésimas condiciones fisiológicas, que presenta una meningitis neumocócica indiscutible. Es tratada con sulfatiazol y penicilina (apenas por vía intratecal. Cura prácticamente a los 17 días sin secuela alguna. A los 8 meses se mantenía bien desde todos los puntos de vista.

  14. Persistent Sin Nombre Virus Infection in the Deer Mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) Model: Sites of Replication and Strand-Specific Expression

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    Botten, Jason; Mirowsky, Katy; Kusewitt, Donna; Ye, Chunyan; Gottlieb, Keith; Prescott, Joseph; Hjelle, Brian

    2003-01-01

    To address Sin Nombre (SN) virus persistence in deer mice, we sacrificed experimentally infected deer mice at eight time points from day 21 to day 217 postinoculation (p.i.) and examined their tissues for viral nucleocapsid (N) antigen expression and both negative-strand (genomic) and positive-strand (replicative/mRNA) viral S segment RNA titers. All the animals that we inoculated developed persistent infections, and SN virus could be isolated from tissues throughout the course of infection. ...

  15. Hamster-Adapted Sin Nombre Virus Causes Disseminated Infection and Efficiently Replicates in Pulmonary Endothelial Cells without Signs of Disease

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    Safronetz, David; Prescott, Joseph; Haddock, Elaine; Scott, Dana P.; Feldmann, Heinz; Ebihara, Hideki

    2013-01-01

    To date, a laboratory animal model for the study of Sin Nombre virus (SNV) infection or associated disease has not been described. Unlike infection with Andes virus, which causes lethal hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS)-like disease in hamsters, SNV infection is short-lived, with no viremia and little dissemination. Here we investigated the effect of passaging SNV in hamsters. We found that a host-adapted SNV achieves prolonged and disseminated infection in hamsters, including efficient rep...

  16. Variables socionutricionales de hogares mazahuas integrados por preescolares desnutridos con madres con obesidad y sin obesidad

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    Conzuelo González, Viridiana Vanessa

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El primer objetivo fue conocer cuántos menores de cinco años con diferentes grados de desnutrición tienen una madre con sobrepeso/obesidad/ en una comunidad indígena que vive en extrema pobreza y bajo condiciones de migración masculina internacional. El segundo fue comparar tres variables socionutricionales (ingreso familiar, educación de la madre y adecuación nutrimental de la dieta diaria entre estos hogares y los hogares con desnutrición infantil y madres sin obesidad. Se realizó un estudio transversal (2006-2007, en la comunidad mazahua de San Francisco Tepeolulco, Municipio de Temascalcingo; que incluyó a 85 hogares integrados por preescolares con desnutrición inscritos al programa Oportunidades. Se determinó el estado nutrición de los preescolares con indicadores antropométricos y se obtuvo el IMC de las madres de estos infantes. Se aplicó una encuesta socionutricional, incluida el recordatorio de 24 horas, y complementado con la observación participante (cualitativa. Se encontró que 83% de las madres mazahuas presentaron sobrepeso u obesidad. El estado de nutrición de los preescolares con madres con obesidad presentó un porcentaje mayor de desnutrición (76%. En la variable género, se encontró que 54% de los niños con madres con obesidad tenía baja talla. Al relacionar el nivel educativo de la madre, esta variable resultó ser estadísticamente significativa (p=0.015, donde el analfabetismo está más relacionado con la desnutrición infantil que tienen madres de bajo y/o peso normal. La elevada prevalencia de hogares conformados con preescolares con desnutrición y madres con obesidad, es un síntoma más de la pobreza en zonas indígenas en México, con bajo índice de desarrollo humano.

  17. Total 2003 Results

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    This document presents the 2003 results of Total Group: consolidated account, special items, number of shares, market environment, 4. quarter 2003 results, full year 2003 results, upstream (key figures, proved reserves), downstream key figures, chemicals key figures, parent company accounts and proposed dividends, 2004 sensitivities, summary and outlook, operating information by segment for the 4. quarter and full year 2003: upstream (combined liquids and gas production by region, liquids production by region, gas production by region), downstream (refinery throughput by region, refined product sales by region, chemicals), impact of allocating contribution of Cepsa to net operating income by business segment: equity in income (loss) and affiliates and other items, Total financial statements: consolidated statement of income, consolidated balance sheet (assets, liabilities and shareholder's equity), consolidated statements of cash flows, business segments information. (J.S.)

  18. Total - annual report 2005

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    This annual report presents the activities and results of TOTAL S.A., french society on oil and gas. It deals with statistics, the managers, key information on financial data and risk factors, information on the Company, unresolved Staff Comments, employees, major Shareholders, consolidated statements, markets, security, financial risks, defaults dividend arrearages and delinquencies, controls and procedures, code of ethics and financial statements. (A.L.B.)

  19. Total Synthesis of Millingtonine.

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    Brown, Patrick D; Lawrence, Andrew L

    2016-07-11

    Millingtonine is a glycosidic alkaloid that exists as a pair of pseudo-enantiomeric diastereomers. Consideration of the likely biosynthetic origins of this unusual natural product has resulted in the development of a seven-step total synthesis. Results from this synthetic work provide evidence in support of a proposed network of biosynthetic pathways that can account for the formation of several phenylethanoid natural products. PMID:27249628

  20. Total synthesis of teixobactin.

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    Jin, Kang; Sam, Iek Hou; Po, Kathy Hiu Laam; Lin, Du'an; Ghazvini Zadeh, Ebrahim H; Chen, Sheng; Yuan, Yu; Li, Xuechen

    2016-01-01

    To cope with the global bacterial multidrug resistance, scientific communities have devoted significant efforts to develop novel antibiotics, particularly those with new modes of actions. Teixobactin, recently isolated from uncultured bacteria, is considered as a promising first-in-class drug candidate for clinical development. Herein, we report its total synthesis by a highly convergent Ser ligation approach and this strategy allows us to prepare several analogues of the natural product. PMID:27484680

  1. Total synthesis of ochnaflavone

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    Monica M. Ndoile; van Heerden, Fanie R

    2013-01-01

    The first total syntheses of ochnaflavone, an asymmetric biflavone consisting of apigenin and luteolin moieties, and the permethyl ether of 2,3,2'',3''-tetrahydroochnaflavone have been achieved. The key steps in the synthesis of ochnaflavone were the formation of a diaryl ether and ring cyclization of an ether-linked dimeric chalcone to assemble the two flavone nuclei. Optimal experimental conditions for the oxidative cyclization to form ochnaflavone were established.

  2. Total synthesis of ochnaflavone

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    Monica M. Ndoile

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available The first total syntheses of ochnaflavone, an asymmetric biflavone consisting of apigenin and luteolin moieties, and the permethyl ether of 2,3,2'',3''-tetrahydroochnaflavone have been achieved. The key steps in the synthesis of ochnaflavone were the formation of a diaryl ether and ring cyclization of an ether-linked dimeric chalcone to assemble the two flavone nuclei. Optimal experimental conditions for the oxidative cyclization to form ochnaflavone were established.

  3. Boosting Total Relationship Marketing

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    Aykut, Arslan

    2008-01-01

    This paper explores the track of marketing, by referring to the literature, through the advancements in digitalized technological systems particularly Information Technologies (IT), the emergence of a more broadly educated and more discerning consumer with increasing discretionary spending and purchasing power, the adoption of Total Quality Management (TQM) as the biggest competitive issue of 1990s, the growth of the service economy, the increase of competitive intensity and its impact on cus...

  4. A Method for SINS Alignment with Large Initial Misalignment Angles Based on Kalman Filter with Parameters Resetting

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    Xixiang Liu

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available In the initial alignment process of strapdown inertial navigation system (SINS, large initial misalignment angles always bring nonlinear problem, which causes alignment failure when the classical linear error model and standard Kalman filter are used. In this paper, the problem of large misalignment angles in SINS initial alignment is investigated, and the key reason for alignment failure is given as the state covariance from Kalman filter cannot represent the true one during the steady filtering process. According to the analysis, an alignment method for SINS based on multiresetting the state covariance matrix of Kalman filter is designed to deal with large initial misalignment angles, in which classical linear error model and standard Kalman filter are used, but the state covariance matrix should be multireset before the steady process until large misalignment angles are decreased to small ones. The performance of the proposed method is evaluated by simulation and car test, and the results indicate that the proposed method can fulfill initial alignment with large misalignment angles effectively and the alignment accuracy of the proposed method is as precise as that of alignment with small misalignment angles.

  5. The 11S globulin Sin a 2 from yellow mustard seeds shows IgE cross-reactivity with homologous counterparts from tree nuts and peanut

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    Sirvent Sofía

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The 11S globulin Sin a 2 is a marker to predict severity of symptoms in mustard allergic patients. The potential implication of Sin a 2 in cross-reactivity with tree nuts and peanut has not been investigated so far. In this work, we studied at the IgG and IgE level the involvement of the 11S globulin Sin a 2 in cross-reactivity among mustard, tree nuts and peanut. Methods Eleven well-characterized mustard-allergic patients sensitized to Sin a 2 were included in the study. A specific anti-Sin a 2 serum was obtained in rabbit. Skin prick tests (SPT, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA, immunoblotting and IgG or IgE-inhibition immunoblotting experiments using purified Sin a 2, Sin a 1, Sin a 3, mustard, almond, hazelnut, pistachio, walnut or peanut extracts were performed. Results The rabbit anti-Sin a 2 serum showed high affinity and specificity to Sin a 2, which allowed us to demonstrate that Sin a 2 shares IgG epitopes with allergenic 11S globulins from tree nuts (almond, hazelnut, pistachio and walnut but not from peanut. All the patients included in the study had positive skin prick test to tree nuts and/or peanut and we subdivided them into two different groups according to their clinical symptoms after ingestion of such allergenic sources. We showed that 11S globulins contain conserved IgE epitopes involved in cross-reactivity among mustard, tree nuts and peanut as well as species-specific IgE epitopes. Conclusions The allergenic 11S globulin Sin a 2 from mustard is involved in cross-reactivity at the IgE level with tree nuts and peanut. Although the clinical relevance of the cross-reactive IgE epitopes present in 11S globulins needs to be investigated in further detail, our results contribute to improve the diagnosis and management of mustard allergic patients sensitized to Sin a 2.

  6. COMPORTAMIENTO DE VACAS LECHERAS EN PASTOREO CON Y SIN SUPLEMENTACIÓN CON CONCENTRADO Grazing behaviour of dairy cows with and without concentrate supplementation

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    Oscar Balocchi L.

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Se estudió el efecto de la suplementación con concentrado sobre el comportamiento del pastoreo de vacas en lactancia. El trabajo se realizó en la Estación Experimental Vista Alegre (39º48’ lat. Sur y 73º13’ long. Oeste perteneciente a la Universidad Austral de Chile. Se utilizaron 12 vacas de la raza Frisón Negro que pastorearon praderas polifíticas permanentes bajo un sistema de pastoreo rotacional en franjas. Se utilizó un diseño de cuadrado latino con tres períodos (23 días cada uno, tres tratamientos y cuatro cuadrados. Los tres tratamientos por período fueron T1: sólo pastoreo sin suplementación; T2: pastoreo más un concentrado en base a pulpa seca de remolacha (6 kg vaca-1 d-1; y T3: pastoreo más un concentrado en base a granos (6 kg vaca-1 d-1. En la última semana de cada período se registró el comportamiento del pastoreo en cada uno de los animales durante 24 h. Se observó que el tiempo de pastoreo fue 45 min menor en los tratamientos suplementados, no encontrándose diferencia entre los tratamientos con suplementación. La tasa de bocados fue reducida por la suplementación mostrando el tratamiento sin suplementación un promedio de 5000 bocados más al día. El consumo total de materia seca y producción de leche fue mayor en los tratamientos suplementados, sin embargo el consumo de pradera fue significativamente reducido por la suplementación.The effect of concentrate supplementation on grazing behavior of lactating dairy cows was studied. The study was conducted at Vista Alegre Experimental Farm (39º48’ S lat; 73º13’ W long, owned by Universidad Austral de Chile, located in Valdivia. Twelve Holstein-Friesian cows managed under a rotational strip grazing system on an improved permanent pasture were used. A latin square design was used, with three periods (of 23 days, three treatments and four blocks per treatment. The three treatments studied were: T1: only grazing, without supplement; T2: grazing plus

  7. Total Logistic Plant Solutions

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    Dusan Dorcak

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available The Total Logistics Plant Solutions, plant logistics system - TLPS, based on the philosophy of advanced control processes enables complex coordination of business processes and flows and the management and scheduling of production in the appropriate production plans and planning periods. Main attributes of TLPS is to create a comprehensive, multi-level, enterprise logistics information system, with a certain degree of intelligence, which accepts the latest science and research results in the field of production technology and logistics. Logistic model of company understands as a system of mutually transforming flows of materials, energy, information, finance, which is realized by chain activities and operations

  8. Total Synthesis of Teixobactin.

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    Giltrap, Andrew M; Dowman, Luke J; Nagalingam, Gayathri; Ochoa, Jessica L; Linington, Roger G; Britton, Warwick J; Payne, Richard J

    2016-06-01

    The first total synthesis of the cyclic depsipeptide natural product teixobactin is described. Synthesis was achieved by solid-phase peptide synthesis, incorporating the unusual l-allo-enduracididine as a suitably protected synthetic cassette and employing a key on-resin esterification and solution-phase macrolactamization. The synthetic natural product was shown to possess potent antibacterial activity against a range of Gram-positive pathogenic bacteria, including a virulent strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). PMID:27191730

  9. Total quality accounting

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    Andrijašević Maja

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available The focus of competitive "battle" shifted from the price towards non-price instruments, above all, towards quality that became the key variable for profitability increase and achievement of better comparative position of a company. Under such conditions, management of a company, which, according to the established and certified system of total quality, strives towards achieving of a better market position, faces the problem of quality cost measurement and determination. Management, above all, cost accounting can help in solving of this problem, but the question is how much of its potential is being used for that purpose.

  10. TOTAL annual report 2003

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    This 2003 annual report of the Group Total provides economical results and information of the society on the following topics: keys data, the corporate governance (Directors charter, board of directors, audit committee, nomination and remuneration committee, internal control procedures, compensation of directors and executive officers), the corporate social responsibility (environmental stewardship, the future of energy management, the safety enhancement, the human resources, ethics and local development), the investor relations, the management report, the upstream exploration and production, the downstream refining, marketing, trading and shipping, the chemicals and financial and legal information. (A.L.B.)

  11. Total Factbook 2003

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    This report presents the activities and results of the Group Total-Fina-Elf for the year 2003. It brings information and economic data on the following topics: the corporate and business; the upstream activities with the reserves, the costs, standardized measure and changes of discounted future net cash flow,oil and gas acreage, drilling, liquefied natural gas, pipelines; downstream activities with refining and marketing maps, refinery, petroleum products, sales, retail gasoline outlets; chemicals with sales and operating income by sector, major applications, base chemicals and polymers, intermediates and performance polymers. (A.L.B.)

  12. Total 2004 fact book

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    This report presents the activities and results of the Group Total-Fina-Elf for the year 2004. It brings information and economic data on the following topics: the corporate and business; the upstream activities with the reserves, the costs, standardized measure and changes of discounted future net cash flow,oil and gas acreage, drilling, liquefied natural gas, pipelines; downstream activities with refining and marketing maps, refinery, petroleum products, sales, retail gasoline outlets; chemicals with sales and operating income by sector, major applications, base chemicals and polymers, intermediates and performance polymers. (A.L.B.)

  13. Total quality is people

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    Confronted by changing market conditions and increased global competition, in 1983 the Commercial Nuclear Fuel Division (CNFD) of Westinghouse Electric embarked on an ambitious plan to make total quality the centerpiece of its long-term business strategy. Five years later, the division's efforts in making continuous quality improvement a way of life among its more than 2,000 employees gained national recognition when it was named a charter recipient of the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award. What CNFD achieved during the 1980s was a cultural transformation, characterized by an empowered work force committed to a common vision. The company's quality program development strategy is described

  14. Immediate total tooth replacement.

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    Garber, D A; Salama, M A; Salama, H

    2001-03-01

    Successful implant placement at the time of extraction has been documented. Implant placement at the time of extraction was initially performed as a two-stage procedure often with barrier membranes and sophisticated second-stage surgical uncoverings. The authors describe the next generation of this technique, including atraumatic tooth removal with simultaneous root form, implant placement, and temporization at one appointment. This technique of "Immediate Total Tooth Replacement" allows for the maintenance of the bony housing and soft-tissue form that existed before extraction, while at the same time establishing a root form anchor in the bone for an esthetic restoration. PMID:11913258

  15. Total Synthesis of (-)-Daphenylline.

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    Yamada, Ryosuke; Adachi, Yohei; Yokoshima, Satoshi; Fukuyama, Tohru

    2016-05-10

    Total synthesis of (-)-daphenylline, a hexacyclic Daphniphyllum alkaloid, was achieved. Construction of the tricyclic DEF ring system was initiated by asymmetric Negishi coupling followed by an intramolecular Friedel-Crafts reaction. Installation of a side chain onto the tricyclic core was carried out through Sonogashira coupling, stereocontrolled Claisen rearrangement by taking advantage of the characteristic conformation of the tricyclic DEF core, and the stereoselective alkylation of a lactone. After the introduction of a glycine unit, the ABC ring system was stereoselectively constructed through intramolecular cycloaddition of the cyclic azomethine ylide. PMID:27062676

  16. Medición y predicción de la radiación solar global UV-B bajo cielos claros y sin nubes

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    Jaime Wright Gilmore

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Se presentan mediciones experimentales de la radiación solar ultravioleta en el rango B del espectro solar (UV-B y la radiación ultravioleta en el rango total RUV (UV-A+UV-B en días claros y sin nubes en Heredia, Costa Rica. Se utilizó una radiómetro UV-B, que mide la radiación solar en el rango espectral 280-315 nm, y un radiómetro RUV, que mide la radiación solar en el rango espectral 280-385 nm. La dependencia entre entre UV-B y RUV también fue investigada, y se encontró un excelente grado de asociación entre ambas. Además se detalló que UV-B representa solamente un 5,4% de RUV, a pesar de que UV-B es mil veces más potente que UV-A. Los valores de UV-B medidos in situ fueron comparados con los valores predichos por un modelo atmosférico espectral, el cual utiliza como datos de entrada: la hora del día, la latitud, la altitud, el albedo superficial, la distancia Tierra-Sol, la turbiedad atmosférica y el ozono atmosférico. La comparación entre los valores medidos y predichos dio resultados satisfactorios.

  17. Total synthesis of atropurpuran.

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    Gong, Jing; Chen, Huan; Liu, Xiao-Yu; Wang, Zhi-Xiu; Nie, Wei; Qin, Yong

    2016-01-01

    Due to their architectural intricacy and biological significance, the synthesis of polycyclic diterpenes and their biogenetically related alkaloids have been the subject of considerable interest over the last few decades, with progress including the impressive synthesis of several elusive targets. Despite tremendous efforts, conquering the unique structural types of this large natural product family remains a long-term challenge. The arcutane diterpenes and related alkaloids, bearing a congested tetracyclo[5.3.3.0(4,9).0(4,12)]tridecane unit, are included in these unsolved enigmas. Here we report a concise approach to the construction of the core structure of these molecules and the first total synthesis of (±)-atropurpuran. Pivotal features of the synthesis include an oxidative dearomatization/intramolecular Diels-Alder cycloaddition cascade, sequential aldol and ketyl-olefin cyclizations to assemble the highly caged framework, and a chemoselective and stereoselective reduction to install the requisite allylic hydroxyl group in the target molecule. PMID:27387707

  18. Total organic carbon analyzer

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    Godec, Richard G.; Kosenka, Paul P.; Smith, Brian D.; Hutte, Richard S.; Webb, Johanna V.; Sauer, Richard L.

    1991-01-01

    The development and testing of a breadboard version of a highly sensitive total-organic-carbon (TOC) analyzer are reported. Attention is given to the system components including the CO2 sensor, oxidation reactor, acidification module, and the sample-inlet system. Research is reported for an experimental reagentless oxidation reactor, and good results are reported for linearity, sensitivity, and selectivity in the CO2 sensor. The TOC analyzer is developed with gravity-independent components and is designed for minimal additions of chemical reagents. The reagentless oxidation reactor is based on electrolysis and UV photolysis and is shown to be potentially useful. The stability of the breadboard instrument is shown to be good on a day-to-day basis, and the analyzer is capable of 5 sample analyses per day for a period of about 80 days. The instrument can provide accurate TOC and TIC measurements over a concentration range of 20 ppb to 50 ppm C.

  19. Total ankle joint replacement.

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    2016-02-01

    Ankle arthritis results in a stiff and painful ankle and can be a major cause of disability. For people with end-stage ankle arthritis, arthrodesis (ankle fusion) is effective at reducing pain in the shorter term, but results in a fixed joint, and over time the loss of mobility places stress on other joints in the foot that may lead to arthritis, pain and dysfunction. Another option is to perform a total ankle joint replacement, with the aim of giving the patient a mobile and pain-free ankle. In this article we review the efficacy of this procedure, including how it compares to ankle arthrodesis, and consider the indications and complications. PMID:26868932

  20. Total quality at source

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    The Total Quality at Source philosophy is based on optimizing the effectiveness of people in achieving ZERO-DEFECT results. In this paper a philosophy of what, I have come to perceive, it takes to get people to perform to the very best of their abilities and thereby achieve the best results they can, is presented. In the examples I shall describe I have played an instrumental role since it has become my belief that any job can always be done better provided that the people doing it can themselves become convinced that they can do better. Clearly there are many ideas on how to do this. The philosophy that I am presenting in this paper is based on my own experience, where I have both participated and observed it being applied; its effectiveness may be judged by the results. (author)

  1. Total Integrative Evolutionary Communication

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    Nedergaard Thomsen, Ole; Brier, Søren

    2014-01-01

    and, on the other, Peircean biosemiotics. According to Cybersemiotics, language is primarily a creative process of total integrative evolutionary communication. It comprises three evolutionary stages: (1) biological reflexive languaging (the reflexive foundation of social coordination), (2......). In this inclusive hierarchy language games subsume the other stages, and thus human evolutionary communication is primarily a symbolic-conventional practice. It is intertwined with the practice of living, that is, with different life forms, including other forms of semiotic behavior. Together they form a coherent...... biological and socio-cultural practice. The basic “molecule” of the cybersemiotic model of human communication is a dyad between two linguistic cyborgs, alias natural language users. Single human communicators are thus “atoms”. They are hybrids between nature and nurture, manipulating all sorts...

  2. Reanimación con glóbulos rojos Rh positivo y sin prueba cruzada en emergencias médicas.

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    Armando Cortés

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCCIÓN: Se presentan tres años de experiencia en el uso de concentrado de glóbulos rojos O Rh positivo sin cruzar para transfusión de emergencia en pacientes severamente lesionados e hipovolémicos en una clínica privada de Cali. MATERIALES Y MÉTODOS: La sangre se solicitó para pacientes con trauma, hemorragia intraoperatoria masiva inesperada, o ruptura de aneurisma. Los glóbulos rojos O Rh positivos es la primera elección para el soporte de pacientes que no pueden esperar sangre tipo específica o cruzada. La transfusión se ordenó ante signos clínicos de hemorragia clase III o clase IV en personas que no pudieron ser adecuadamente reanimadas con soluciones cristaloides. RESULTADOS: Entraron en el protocolo 119 pacientes y recibieron un total de 568 unidades de glóbulos rojos (4.77 unidades/paciente. No se presentó ningún efecto adverso. Ninguno de los pacientes presentó o desarrolló anti-D. Sólo 14 quienes eran Rh negativo, recibieron glóbulos rojos grupo O Rh positivo, siendo la mayoría de ellos hombres. No se presentó ninguna reacción hemolítica aguda o sensibilización en mujeres jóvenes; 38 (31.9% pacientes fallecieron dentro de las 24 horas del ingreso. Ninguna muerte fue atribuible a reacción transfusional o incompatibilidad sanguínea. Las complicaciones incluyen 2 (1.7% personas con disritmias, 4 (3.4% desarrollaron síndrome de dificultad respiratoria del adulto (SDRA y 7 (5.8% presentaron coagulación intravascular diseminada (CID . Ninguno de los casos de CID se relacionó con incompatibilidad transfusional. Los pacientes que sobrevivieron a las condiciones de emergencia pudieron recibir después sangre de su propio tipo sin inconvenientes. CONCLUSIONES: Los concentrados de glóbulos rojos O Rh positivos usados en la reanimación inmediata son seguros.

  3. Inversor monofásico de alta eficiencia sin transformador para aplicaciones fotovoltaicas

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    Vázquez-Guzmán Gerardo; Martínez-Rodríguez Pánfilo Raymundo; Sosa-Zúñiga José Miguel

    2015-01-01

    Photovoltaic (PV) inverters have a very important role in the energy market, therefore they must possess excellent characteristics regarding cost and reliability. The PV structure most often used in the conversion stage of solar energy system includes a Low Frequency Transformer (LFT) which provides galvanic isolation, but on the other hand reduces the overall efficiency and increases the total size and cost of the system. An alternative to reduce the size of the system and the losses, is to ...

  4. Test de Rorscharch: respuestas diferenciales entre pacientes con y sin intento suicida

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    Alejandro Cuadra-Peralta; Oscar Ochoa de la Maza; Margarita Cornejo González; Roxana Barrera Huanca

    2009-01-01

    Este estudio tuvo como objetivo identificar respuestas diferenciales entre grupos de No-pacientes, pacientes diagnosticados con Depresión, pacientes diagnosticados con Trastorno de Personalidad y con Depresión y pacientes con intento suicida a través de los indicadores de la Escala de Potencial suicida, propuesto por Passalacqua, Herrera y Orcoyen (1997). La muestra total fue de 70 sujetos de sexo femenino, con grupos de aproximadamente 18 personas cada uno. Se encontró diferencia significati...

  5. X-ray diffraction stress analysis of interrupted titanium nitride films: Combining the sin2ψ and crystallite group methods

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    Interruptions during film growth have been discussed by researchers to assist in understanding the evolution of stress in physical vapour deposition films. A change in intrinsic stress is directly related to microstructure, hence careful analysis of stress in films can provide valuable structure–stress correlated information. In this study we discuss the use of combining two X-ray diffraction (XRD) stress analysis methods to elucidate the effect of interruptions during growth on the residual stress of TiN films. The sin2ψ and crystallite group method (CGM), scanning the (220) peaks from all grains in the film and only (111) oriented crystallites respectively, were used to analyse residual stress in standard and interrupted cathodic arc TiN films 1.5, 3.5 and 6.5 μm thick, grown on high-speed steel substrates. The sin2ψ method does not reveal any changes in stress with interruptions, however, measurements using the CGM show increased compressive stress and increased a0 in the resultant TiN films. A comparison of results from both XRD methods indicates that an increased compressive stress from interruptions could be due to an increased number of defects in (111) oriented grains during the interruptions which would also affect a0 as evident. In both methods, compressive stresses are found to decrease with increased thickness of films. - Highlights: • Interrupting TiN film growth increases compressive stress in (111) grains. • Increased stress is believed to be caused by defects incorporated into or not annealed out of (111) grains. • A comparison of sin2ψ and CGM results reveals differences in stress. • Compressive stress decreases as TiN films increase in thickness from 1.5 μm to 6.5 μm

  6. Total disc replacement.

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    Vital, J-M; Boissière, L

    2014-02-01

    Total disc replacement (TDR) (partial disc replacement will not be described) has been used in the lumbar spine since the 1980s, and more recently in the cervical spine. Although the biomechanical concepts are the same and both are inserted through an anterior approach, lumbar TDR is conventionally indicated for chronic low back pain, whereas cervical TDR is used for soft discal hernia resulting in cervicobrachial neuralgia. The insertion technique must be rigorous, with precise centering in the disc space, taking account of vascular anatomy, which is more complex in the lumbar region, particularly proximally to L5-S1. All of the numerous studies, including prospective randomized comparative trials, have demonstrated non-inferiority to fusion, or even short-term superiority regarding speed of improvement. The main implant-related complication is bridging heterotopic ossification with resulting loss of range of motion and increased rates of adjacent segment degeneration, although with an incidence lower than after arthrodesis. A sufficiently long follow-up, which has not yet been reached, will be necessary to establish definitively an advantage for TDR, particularly in the cervical spine. PMID:24412045

  7. Total process surveillance (TOPS)

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    Understanding the current operating behaviour of a process or power plant is the key to maximizing the efficiency and safety of operation and the quality of the product. Early detection of plant component or sensor degradation and failure improves operating safety, product quality and plant availability. This paper describes the design and development of a Total Process Surveillance system which assimilates all the sensor information available on a plant to provide the operators with a succinct report on the status of the plant behaviour. The heart of the system is a robust model-based observer which can estimate internal plant states, and provides a residual signal with powerful fault detection and isolation features. Several results are presented which illustrate the performance of the system in detecting and isolating multiple fault scenarios in a fast reactor plant. A structure for the practical implementation of the system is described, and comments are given on its contribution to the final experimental work planned for AEA Technology's Prototype Fast Reactor (PFR). (Author)

  8. ABEJAS SIN AGUIJÓN (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Meliponini EN CEMENTERIOS DE LA CORDILLERA ORIENTAL DE COLOMBIA Stingless Bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Meliponini in Oriental Mountains Cementeries from Colombia

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    GUIOMAR NATES-PARRA

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Se encontraron 203 nidos de abejas sin aguijón pertenecientes a 15 especies en 11 cementerios de los departamentos de Cundinamarca y Meta (Colombia. El 61% de los nidos encontrados pertenecen a abejas del género Nannotrigona Cokerell, 1922. La especie con el mayor número de nidos y mayor representatividad en los cementerios estudiados fue Nannotrigona mellaria; Trigona (Tetragonisca angustula se encontró en todos los cementerios estudiados pero, en un porcentaje menor que N. mellaria (29% del total. La densidad máxima encontrada fue de 118 nidos/ha, con un porcentaje de ocupación de las tumbas de 13,9% en el cementerio de Tena (Cundinamarca. Se discute sobre la importancia de los cementerios como alternativa para conservación de los sitios de nidificación para abejas silvestres en áreas urbanas.In 11 cemeteries of Cundinamarca and Meta (Colombia departments we found 203 nests of stingless bees pertaining to 15 species. The majority of the found nests (61% belong to genus Nannotrigona Cokerell, 1922. Nannotrigona mellaria was the species with the greater nests number and higher population; Trigona (Tetragonisca angustula was found in all cemeteries, but in a smaller percentage that N. mellaria (29% of the total. In the Tena (Cundinamarca cemetery was found the nest highest density (118 nest/ha, with a tombs occupation percentage of 13.9%. We discussed the importance of cemeteries as an alternative for wild bees nesting sites conservation in urban areas.

  9. Stingless Bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Meliponini in Oriental Mountains Cementeries from Colombia Abejas sin aguijón (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Meliponini en cementerios de la Cordillera oriental de Colombia

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    Danny Vélez E.

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available In 11 cemeteries of Cundinamarca and Meta (Colombia departments we found 203 nests of stingless bees pertaining to 15 species. The majority of the found nests (61% belong to genus Nannotrigona Cokerell, 1922. Nannotrigona mellaria was the specie with the greater nests number and higher population; Trigona (Tetragonisca angustula was found in all cemeteries, but in a smaller percentage that N. mellaria (29% of the total. In the Tena (Cundinamarca cemetery was found the nest highest density (118 nest/ha, with a tombs occupation percentage of 13.9%. We discussed the importance of cemeteries as an alternative for wild bees nesting sites conservation in urban areas.Se encontraron 203 nidos de abejas sin aguijón pertenecientes a 15 especies en 11 cementerios de los departamentos de Cundinamarca y Meta (Colombia. El 61% de los nidos encontrados pertenecen a abejas del género Nannotrigona Cokerell, 1922. La especie con el mayor número de nidos y mayor representatividad en los cementerios estudiados fue Nannotrigona mellaria; Trigona (Tetragonisca angustula se encontró en todos los cementerios estudiados pero, en un porcentaje menor que N. mellaria (29% del total. La densidad máxima encontrada fue de 118 nidos/ha, con un porcentaje de ocupación de las tumbas de 13,9% en el cementerio de Tena (Cundinamarca. Se discute sobre la importancia de los cementerios como alternativa para conservación de los sitios de nidificación para abejas silvestres en áreas urbanas.

  10. DIFERENCIAS NEUROPSICOLÓGICAS, BIOGRÁFICAS, PSICOLÓGICAS, FAMILIARES Y COMUNITARIAS, ENTRE ADOLESCENTES CON Y SIN TRASTORNO DISOCIAL

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    CÉSAR ARMANDO REY-ANACONA; LIZZET CRISTINA PAITÁN-ÁVILA; ZULMA LORENA MONGUÍ-MERCHÁN

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    El objetivo del estudio que se informa fue comparar un grupo de adolescentes de ambos sexos que cumplían los criterios diagnósticos de trastorno disocial (TD), entre sí y con respecto a un grupo de adolescentes de ambos sexos sin TD, en un conjunto de variables neuropsicológicas, biográficas, psicológicas/conductuales, familiares y comunitarias. Asimismo, se comparó la frecuencia general y específica de las conductas disociales reportadas por los participantes con TD. Todos los participantes ...

  11. Trastornos de la conducta alimentaria en adolescentes de ambos sexos con y sin diabetes mellitus tipo 1

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    García Reyna, Norma Irene

    2004-01-01

    Consultable des del TDX Títol obtingut de la portada digitalitzada OBJETIVO: Investigar la prevalencia de los trastornos de la conducta alimentaria, en una población de adolescentes de ambos sexos de 12 a 16 años de edad, con DM1. Los resultados fueron comparados con una población no diabética, de ambos sexos de edad similar. SUJETOS: Adolescentes de ambos sexos de 12 a 16 años, 98 con DM1 y 575 sin diabetes. MÉTODOS: Eating Attitudes Test-40 y Eating Disorders Examination. Peso, talla,...

  12. Una educación del acontecimiento. El Movimiento de trabajadores rurales Sin Tierra y sus pedagogías

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    Álamo Bolaños, Arminda

    2014-01-01

    La educación se da en un campo social en permanente disputa (Bourdieu). ¿Qué se disputa en Brasil con relación a la educación de campo? Antes de responder a esta pregunta, previamente, se hace necesario plantearse una nueva interrogativa: la pregunta por la Reforma Agraria. Los proyectos del MST y del gobierno de la Unión, con relación a la tierra, son inconmensurables, obedecen a lógicas distintas. El MST ve la tierra como lugar; el agronegocio, ve la tierra sin gente, solo para produc...

  13. Personas sin hogar en la Comarca de Pamplona. Un análisis de género del sinhogarismo.

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    Gámez Ramos, Tamara

    2012-01-01

    Esta investigación pretende ahondar en la realidad de las mujeres sin hogar de la Comarca de Pamplona para conocer el número que representan, sus situaciones y sus dolencias. Y, sobre todo, sus estrategias para salir adelante en la dinámica de exclusión desenfrenada que es la falta de un hogar. Conocer estas realidades no sólo nos permite visibilizar a todas las mujeres que han sido denominadas como la “minoría” hasta el momento, sino elaborar estrategias de intervención y p...

  14. Las personas sin hogar en España: perfiles y modelos de intervención

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    Riva González, Patricia de la

    2014-01-01

    A través del análisis cuantitativo de los datos que arroja el INE, he podido sacar conclusiones acerca de las características sociodemográficas de las personas sin hogar así como de otras variables como la situación laboral, la salud, o las relaciones familiares. Además, he podido descubrir cuáles de estas variables actúan como factores de riesgo para el sinhogarismo y la exclusión social. Gracias a los datos del INE también he podido observar los aspectos positivos y negativos de la red de a...

  15. Abejas sin aguijón (hymenoptera: apidae: meliponini) en cementerios de la cordillera oriental de colombia

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    Nates-Parra, Guiomar; Rodríguez-C., Ángela; E. DANNY VÉLEZ

    2011-01-01

    Se encontraron 203 nidos de abejas sin aguijón pertenecientes a 15 especies en 11 cementerios de los departamentos de Cundinamarca y Meta (Colombia). El 61% de los nidos encontrados pertenecen a abejas del género Nannotrigona Cokerell, 1922. La especie con el mayor número de nidos y mayor representatividad en los cementerios estudiados fue Nannotrigona mellaria; Trigona (Tetragonisca) angustula se encontró en todos los cementerios estudiados pero, en un porcentaje menor que N. mellaria (29% d...

  16. Fenología, productividad de calidad de fruto con y sin semilla en Opuntia ficus-indica

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    Hernández Ramírez, Carlos

    2012-01-01

    El nopal tunero es una alternativa productiva importante para las zonas áridas y semiáridas de México. La superficie de cultivo es de 53 212 ha bajo riego y temporal. Un problema que enfrenta el productor es la estacionalidad de la producción y la presencia de semillas en la pulpa. Investigadores mexicanos han obtenido logros importantes en la producción de tuna sin semilla en Opuntia ficus-índica cv. CP-Azteca de frutos con pulpa color rojo, que también se utilizó en esta...

  17. Caracterización de las No-Linealidades de la Fuerza Autoexitada en el Proceso de Rectificado sin Centro

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    José Billerman Robles Ocampo; Juan Carlos Jáuregui Correa; Perla Yazmín Sevilla Camacho; Luciano Vela Martínez; Gilberto Herrera Ruiz

    2010-01-01

    Las irregularidades geométricas que presenta la pieza de trabajo en el proceso de rectificado sin centro son la fuente de inestabilidad dinámica y se caracterizan por generar un fenómeno de autoexcitación no lineal. A ciertas condiciones de corte la superficie cilíndrica se deforma, este efecto produce dos factores que provocan el comportamiento no lineal: por un lado se genera aceleraciones verticales con saltos tipos "Jerk"; y por otro lado la falta de cilindricidad hace que la pieza pierda...

  18. Two synonyms for Hadrophallus bubalus (Fabricius (Hemiptera, Membracidae Dois sinônimos para Hadrophallus bubalus (Fabricius (Hemiptera, Membracidae

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    Full Text Available Two synonyms are considered: Hadrophallus bubalus (Fabricius, 1794 = Ceresa integra Walker, 1858 syn. nov. = Ceresa borealis Fairmaire, 1846 syn. restaur. The species Spissistilus constans (Walker, 1851 sensu Caldwell, 1949 is considered a misidentification of H. bubalus.Dois sinônimos são considerados: Hadrophallus bubalus (Fabricius, 1794 = Ceresa integra Walker, 1858 syn. nov. = Ceresa borealis Fairmaire, 1846 syn. restaur. A espécie Spissistilus constans (Walker, 1851 sensu Caldwell, 1949 é considerada interpretação errônea de H. bubalus.

  19. Nuevas aportaciones al motor eléctrico de flujo axial con rotor conductor sin material ferromagnético

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    López López, José

    2000-01-01

    En la tesis, se estudian máquinas eléctricas de flujo axial con rotor conductor sin elementos ferromagnéticos. Se pretende construir un motor de flujo axial, que se alimente con densidades de corriente elevadas para arrastrar un rotor conductor en forma de disco de 30 cm de diámetro. Se estudia el comportamiento térmico de un motor comercial de flujo axial y se comprueba el aumento de potencia que es capaz de suministrar el motor, siempre que se puedan disipar las pérdidas por efecto joule y ...

  20. Hvordan påvirker ITIL organisasjonkultur og organisasjonsstruktur? : En casestudie av Departementenes servicesenter sin IKT avdeling

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    2011-01-01

    Denne studien handler om Departementenes servicesenter sin IKT-avdeling (DSS IKT) og deres implementering av Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL). Jeg har undersøkt hvordan organisasjonskulturen og organisasjonsstrukturen har blitt påvirket av å ta i bruk ITIL som rammeverk for IKT-drift. ITIL er et prosessrammeverkt som er basert på det som kalles beste praksiser for IKT-drift, der disse praksisene beskriver hvordan en avdeling bør driftes på best mulig måte. Problemstill...

  1. Neuquén: Un horizonte sin fronteras, un contexto histórico, un espacio significante

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    Graciela B. Jauregui

    2003-01-01

    Entre fines del siglo XIX y comienzos del XX, la República Argentina estaba políticamente dividida en provincias, como integrantes de un país federal y territorios nacionales sin autonomía y gobernados por el poder central desde Buenos Aires. Estos territorios avanzaban muy lentamente hacia su provincialización, cada uno con sus particulares y propias características distintivas.  En lo político ya sea la designación y remoción de autoridades a todo nivel, presupuestos, recursos, como las ...

  2. Hacia un diálogo sin exclusiones: Los retos de la política y la gobernabilidad

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    Luis Mendoza Cruz

    2006-01-01

    Ante el encono y polarización surgidos al calor de la contienda electoral, el Congreso emerge como actor fundamental, no cuestionado y depositario de la representación nacional, como para convocar a un diálogo sin exclusiones, amplio y plural, de cuyas deliberaciones surja la posibilidad de acuerdos sustentados por una mayoría útil para el país, que entre otras cosas, configure una conducción democrática del gobierno, restituya la certidumbre y la confianza en las reglas de los procesos elect...

  3. Modelo de balance hídrico y de sedimentos en el Complejo Lagunar del Bajo Sinú.

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    Correa Velásquez, Paula Lizeth; Vélez Upegui, Jaime Ignacio; Smith Quintero, Ricardo Agustín

    2006-01-01

    El artículo consigna la metodología y los resultados obtenidos en la evaluación de la dinámica hídrica, y sedimentológica del complejo lagunar del Bajo Sinú. Esta investigación reunió algunos elementos importantes para estudiar la respuesta de este sistema lagunar frente a diferentes condiciones hidrológicas y/o antrópicas, teniendo en cuenta la importancia que tiene el conocimiento de está dinámica para definir un plan de manejo integral adecuado en pro del desarrollo sostenible y sustentabl...

  4. Interacción Natural Basada en un Conjunto Mínimo de Sensores Inerciales para Realidad Virtual sin Cables

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    De la Rubia Cuestas, Ernesto Jesús

    2014-01-01

    La Realidad Virtual tiene un enorme potencial aún por explotar. Esta tesis doctoral pretende ir un paso más allá en el desarrollo de sistemas de Realidad Virtual inmersivos. En concreto, su objetivo fundamental es diseñar, desarrollar y evaluar una plataforma experimental sin cables para investigación en Realidad Virtual inmersiva con navegación natural e interacción manual basada en un conjunto mínimo de sensores inerciales. Para ello se emplea metodología científica desde la perspectiva de ...

  5. Estudio de la presión intraabdominal en pacientes críticos sin afección abdominal

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    Soler Morejón, Caridad de Dios

    2008-01-01

    El aumento de la presión intraabdominal predice la ocurrencia de complicaciones en el paciente quirúrgico grave, por lo que constituye un elemento insustituible para su diagnóstico y tratamiento. En nuestro estudio nos propusimos identificar el comportamiento de esta variable medida por el método transvesical en pacientes sin afección abdominal ni sobrecarga previa de líquido. Para ello, se realizó su medición a un grupo de 100 pacientes críticos atendidos en cuatro unidades de Cuidados Inten...

  6. Tramas de la violencia de género: sustantivación, metonimias, sinécdoques y preposiciones

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    Elena Casado

    2012-01-01

    Lo que creemos saber sobre la violencia de género (que es una lacra y los maltratadores unos machistas) puede estar comprometiendo hoy análisis, diagnósticos e intervenciones. Además “hace género” y afecta al modo y grado en que nos hacemos cargo de la desigualdad. Analizar las sustantivaciones, sinécdoques y metonimias de las tramas de la violencia permite reconstruir relaciones significativas. Porque ¿qué significa la preposición ‘de’ que conecta violencia y género?

  7. Lipotransferencia en piernas con o sin fasciotomía subcutánea de la aponeurosis tibial posterior

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    I.R. Añorve-Borquez

    2014-01-01

    La lipotransferencia en muslos y piernas es un procedimiento muy poco empleado como complemento a la lipoescultura, siendo ésta una zona muy importante para dar más armonía y belleza al contorno corporal. Analizamos 139 procedimientos de lipotrasnferencia en muslos y piernas, ésta última complementada con o sin fasciotomía subcutánea de la aponeurosis tibial posterior o fascia profunda de la pierna. Describimos la técnica y las cantidades de grasa empleadas según zonas disminuyendo al mínimo ...

  8. Estudio comparativo de diversas anomalías dentomaxilofaciales entre pacientes con Sindrome de Down y pacientes sin discapacidad

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    Mayoral Trias, Maria Ángela

    2016-01-01

    Objetivo: Valorar las anomalías dentales y las alteraciones esqueléticas en una muestra de 41 pacientes con síndrome de Down (SD) y compararlas con un grupo control de 42 pacientes sin discapacidad, de la misma cohorte de edad (9 -15 años). Material y método: En el estudio se analizaron ortopantomografías y telerradiografías de ambos grupos. Las variables estudiadas en la ortopantomografía fueron las agenesias de dientes permanentes (exceptuando el tercer molar), las anomalías de tamaño (...

  9. Effects of nuclear medium and nonisoscalarity in extracting $sin^2\\theta_W$ using Paschos-Wolfenstein relation

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    Haider, H; Athar, M Sajjad

    2012-01-01

    We study the nuclear medium effects and nonisoscalarity correction in the extraction of weak mixing angle sin$^2\\theta_W$ using Paschos-Wolfenstein (PW) relation. The calculations are performed for the iron nucleus. The results are discussed along with the experimental result inferred by NuTeV collaboration. The nuclear medium effects like Fermi motion, binding, shadowing and antishadowing corrections and pion and rho meson cloud contributions have been taken into account. Calculations have been performed in the local density approximation using a relativistic nuclear spectral function which includes nucleon correlations. These studies may be useful for the ongoing MINER$\

  10. “UNIDAD SOCIAL DE CALLE” Estudio de las personas sin hogar en la ciudad de Almería

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    Jurado-Pérez, María Daniela

    2015-01-01

    La realidad de las Personas Sin Hogar se ve afectada por su situación de calle. El presente trabajo pretende analizar los principales factores que han llevado a estas personas a su situación. Ver como viven y como están siendo truncadas sus vidas. De qué manera afectan los recursos existentes a sus necesidades en la ciudad de Almería y cómo un proceso degenerativo constante y progresivo en estas personas hacen una situación difícil, que necesita de una emergencia social por parte de la admini...

  11. El enfermero frente al paciente sin posibilidad terapéutica: dignidad y calidad en el proceso de la muerte

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    De Oliveira Furtado, AM.; Silva de Souza, SR. de O.; Da Silva Ramos, J.; Ferreira, M. de CA.

    2011-01-01

    Se trata de una investigación de carácter descriptivo de enfoque cualitativo, basado en la percepción y la preparación del enfermero frente al paciente sin posibilidad terapéutica. Los datos permitieron notar que existe una preocupación de los entrevistados con la preparación para lidiar con la muerte y el morir, hecho que aún posee muchas limitaciones. Pese a ello, el cuidado es la única práctica que no termina frente a las distintas situaciones en las cuales el paciente se encuentra.

  12. Estimación de los costes de inventario forestal con y sin información LIDAR

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    Ortuño Perez, Sigfredo Fco.; Núñez Martí, M. V.; Mauro, F.; Gamazo, M. V; Martín Fernández, S.; García Abril, A

    2013-01-01

    Las aplicaciones tecnológicas obtenidas a partir de sensores láser aerotransportados (Airborne Laser Scanner, ALS), han supuesto una gran expectativa para mejorar la calidad de los datos del inventario forestal, mediante su actualización y la posible disminución de los costes de inventario. Sin embargo, todavía existen problemas de aplicación que no están resueltos de manera que su empleo como sustitutivo de un inventario tradicional presenta algunas incógnitas, tanto de carácter técnico como...

  13. How "Original Sin" was Overcome: The Evolution of External Debt Denominated in Domestic Currencies in the United States and the British Dominions

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    Bordo, Michael D.; Christopher Meissner; Angela Redish

    2003-01-01

    This paper examines the historical origins of "Original Sin" or why countries are unable to issue long term debt domestically or borrow abroad in terms of the domestic currency. We conduct an historical case study for a group of countries that had largely overcome the problem of Original Sin by the third quarter of the twentieth century. The group consists of several former colonies of Great Britain: the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. We trace out their debt h...

  14. Tunable Luminescence of CeAl11O18 Based Phosphors by Replacement of (AlO)+ by (SiN)+ and Co-Doping with Eu

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    Yin, L.J.; Chen, G.Z; Wang, C.; Xu, X.; Hao, L.Y.; Hintzen, H.T.J.M.

    2014-01-01

    A series of Si-N or Eu-Li doped CeAl11O18 and CeAl12O18N phosphors are prepared by solid–state reaction. Their structure and luminescence are researched carefully. Si-N doping with the concentration less than 8% can be successfully dissolved into CeAl11O18 crystal lattice and doesn't change the matr

  15. The stress-related, rhizobial small RNA RcsR1 destabilizes the autoinducer synthase encoding mRNA sinI in Sinorhizobium meliloti.

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    Baumgardt, Kathrin; Šmídová, Klára; Rahn, Helen; Lochnit, Günter; Robledo, Marta; Evguenieva-Hackenberg, Elena

    2016-05-01

    Quorum sensing is a cell density-dependent communication system of bacteria relying on autoinducer molecules. During the analysis of the post-transcriptional regulation of quorum sensing in the nitrogen fixing plant symbiont Sinorhizobium meliloti, we predicted and verified a direct interaction between the 5'-UTR of sinI mRNA encoding the autoinducer synthase and a small RNA (sRNA), which we named RcsR1. In vitro, RcsR1 prevented cleavage in the 5'-UTR of sinI by RNase E and impaired sinI translation. In line with low ribosomal occupancy and transcript destabilization upon binding of RcsR1 to sinI, overproduction of RcsR1 in S. meliloti resulted in lower level and shorter half-life of sinI mRNA, and in decreased autoinducer amount. Although RcsR1 can influence quorum sensing via sinI, its level did not vary at different cell densities, but decreased under salt stress and increased at low temperature. We found that RcsR1 and its stress-related expression pattern, but not the interaction with sinI homologs, are conserved in Sinorhizobium, Rhizobium and Agrobacterium. Consistently, overproduction of RcsR1 in S. meliloti and Agrobacterium tumefaciens inhibited growth at high salinity. We identified conserved targets of RcsR1 and showed that most conserved interactions and the effect on growth under salt stress are mediated by the first stem-loop of RcsR1, while its central part is responsible for the species-specific interaction with sinI. We conclude that RcsR1 is an ancient, stress-related riboregulator in rhizobia and propose that it links stress responses to quorum sensing in S. meliloti. PMID:26588798

  16. Total quality management

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    Цветкова, Наталья

    1993-01-01

    В статье рассматриваются пути улучшения качества образования вообще и лингвистического образования в частности посредством использования системы качества Total Quality Management. Охарактеризованы ее четыре этапа - планирование, управление, обеспечение и улучшение. Анализируются основные направления использования системы качества в обучении иностранному языку....

  17. Intimal Hyperplasia in Balloon Dilated Coronary Arteries is Reduced by Local Delivery of the NO Donor, SIN-1 Via a cGMP-Dependent Pathway

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    Arner Anders

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background To elucidate the mechanism by which local delivery of 3-morpholino-sydnonimine (SIN-1 affects intimal hyperplasia after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA. Methods Porcine coronary arteries were treated with PTCA and immediately afterwards locally treated for 5 minutes, with a selective cytosolic guanylate cyclase inhibitor, 1 H-(1,2,4oxadiazole(4,3-alphaquinoxaline-1-one (ODQ + SIN-1 or only SIN-1 using a drug delivery-balloon. Arteries were angiographically depicted, morphologically evaluated and analyzed after one and eight weeks for actin, myosin and intermediate filaments (IF and nitric oxide synthase (NOS contents. Results Luminal diameter after PCI in arteries treated with SIN-1 alone and corrected for age-growth was significantly larger as compared to ODQ + SIN-1 or to controls (p Conclusions After PTCA local delivery of high concentrations of the NO donor SIN-1 for 5 minutes inhibited injury induced neointimal hyperplasia. This favorable effect was abolished by inhibition of guanylyl cyclase indicating mediation of a cyclic guanosine 3',5'-monophosphate (cGMP-dependent pathway. The momentary events at the time of injury play crucial role in the ensuring development of intimal hyperplasia.

  18. Caracterización de las No-Linealidades de la Fuerza Autoexitada en el Proceso de Rectificado sin Centro

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    José Billerman Robles Ocampo

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Las irregularidades geométricas que presenta la pieza de trabajo en el proceso de rectificado sin centro son la fuente de inestabilidad dinámica y se caracterizan por generar un fenómeno de autoexcitación no lineal. A ciertas condiciones de corte la superficie cilíndrica se deforma, este efecto produce dos factores que provocan el comportamiento no lineal: por un lado se genera aceleraciones verticales con saltos tipos "Jerk"; y por otro lado la falta de cilindricidad hace que la pieza pierda contacto con la rueda de rectificadora, lo que modifica la rigidez del sistema y la hace no lineal. En este trabajo se desarrolla un novedoso modelo no lineal de la fuerza autoexcitada como resultado del perfil poligonal de la pieza de trabajo y por consecuencia la pérdida de contacto entre la pieza y la rueda rectificadora. Para el estudio del modelo no lineal de la fuerza excitadora se utiliza una rectificadora sin centro y una pieza cilíndrica. La definición del modelo que se presenta en este trabajo se basa en la suposición que el perfil de la pieza es polinomial y en la identificación del número de lados crítico del polígono que produce la inestabilidad, que en trabajos anteriores no revelan.

  19. Measurements of sin2θw from studies of the elastic scattering of neutrinos by protons and electrons

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    This talk is intended to be a brief report on studies of the elastic scattering of neutrinos by protons and electrons. Much of this work has been recently published or is circulating in preprint form. Consequently, a short statement of the motivation and a summary of the experimental method should be sufficient for the purpose here, and attention can be concentrated on the experimental results. The semileptonic and purely leptonic reactions νμp → νμp, bar νμp → bar νμp and νμe → νμe, bar νμe → bar νμe are particularly simple reactions (both experimentally and theoretically) with which to study weak neutral currents. These processes have clean, distinctive experimental signatures, and their interpretation is almost completely constrained with the standard electroweak model. Measurements of the ratio of bar νμ and νμ elastic scattering on protons and the corresponding ratio for elastic scattering on electrons minimize systematic experimental errors and lead directly to values of the fundamental parameter of the electroweak interaction, sin2θw, with minimal ambiguity. Accordingly, the principal motivation in carrying out these studies was the desire to obtain and compare precise values of sin2θw from both the semileptonic and leptonic reactions as still another test of the basic validity of the standard electroweak theory

  20. Valores percibidos en la publicidad de alimentos por jóvenes con y sin trastornos de la conducta alimentaria

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    Lluís Mas-Manchón

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available La publicidad utiliza imágenes corporales fuertemente estereotipadas para promocionar cánones físicos y conductas alimentarias no saludables asociadas a productos de alimentación dirigidos sobre todo a jóvenes. El objetivo de este estudio, realizado en Barcelona (España durante el mes de mayo de 2013, es testear la percepción de 25 valores en siete spots televisivos de alimentación (con y sin estrategias de imagen corporal en 139 jóvenes con y sin trastornos de la conducta alimentaria (TCA. Los resultados muestran que solo el grupo de jóvenes con TCA considera que los spots con una estrategia comercial basada en la imagen corporal influyen muy negativamente en valores como salud, bienestar, familia y esfuerzo. En cambio, se ha observado una gran coincidencia entre los dos grupos cuando se evalúa el resto de los spots. Estos resultados señalan que los jóvenes universitarios españoles de hoy han aceptado como normal un canon de belleza basado en el orden social y económico, mientras que los jóvenes en tratamiento por desórdenes alimenticios sí han aprendido a decodificar este tipo de mensajes.

  1. The two-loop electroweak bosonic corrections to $\\sin^2\\theta_{\\rm eff}^{\\rm b}$

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    Dubovyk, Ievgen; Gluza, Janusz; Riemann, Tord; Usovitsch, Johann

    2016-01-01

    The prediction of the effective electroweak mixing angle $\\sin^2\\theta_{\\rm eff}^{\\rm b}$ in the Standard Model at two-loop accuracy has now been completed by the first calculation of the bosonic two-loop corrections to the $Z{\\bar b}b$ vertex. Numerical predictions are presented in the form of a fitting formula as function of $M_Z, M_W, M_H, m_t$ and $\\Delta{\\alpha}$, ${\\alpha_{\\rm s}}$. For central input values, we obtain a relative correction of $\\Delta\\kappa_{\\rm b}^{(\\alpha^2,\\rm bos)} = -0.9855 \\times 10^{-4}$, amounting to about a quarter of the fermionic corrections, and corresponding to $\\sin^2\\theta_{\\rm eff}^{\\rm b} = 0.232704$. The integration of the corresponding two-loop vertex Feynman integrals with up to three dimensionless parameters in Minkowskian kinematics has been performed with two approaches: (i) Sector decomposition, implemented in the packages FIESTA 3 and SecDec 3, and (ii) Mellin-Barnes representations, implemented in AMBRE 3/MB and the new package MBnumerics.

  2. Tube-shaped Pirani gauge for in situ hermeticity monitoring of SiN thin-film encapsulation

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    Here the integration of a tube-shaped Pirani gauge with a SiN thin-film encapsulation process is presented. The tube geometry gives the sensor a very low detection limit with a small footprint, since the tube is buried under the silicon surface. The Pirani tube is very suitable for in situ evaluation of MEMS vacuum packaging. Moreover, since the Pirani gap is all around the tube and deep below the silicon surface, the deflection of the encapsulation shell is not a concern and wafer-level measurement of the device is possible. Pirani tubes with different lengths are encapsulated inside SiN micropackages in order to measure the resulting vacuum level achieved after the encapsulation step. The longest tube shows a detection limit of 0.1 Pa for a noise level of 50 μV and it has a footprint of only 0.006 mm2. The pressure inside the sealed micropackage was extracted to be 0.7 kPa. Furthermore, the pressure is monitored over time to evaluate the hermeticity of the packages. A leak rate of 8× 10−18 Pa m3 s−1 was measured over four months time. (paper)

  3. Total Process Surveillance (TOPS)

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    analytical redundancy is of significant importance in order to obtain the maximum amount of information as to the state of the plant. A further logical step in this theory is the accommodation of failed or damaged transducers by deriving their measurement information from the available remaining transducers. A system capable of providing a clear and improved picture of the plant's behaviour under a range of normal and off-normal operating conditions would thus be of significant economical and safety benefit. In summary: A Total Process Surveillance system is under development which can provide, in real-time, additional process information from a limited number of raw measurement signals. This is achieved by using a robust model based observer to generate estimates of the process' internal states. The observer utilises the analytical redundancy among a diverse range of transducers and can thus accommodate off-normal conditions which lead to transducer loss or damage. The modular hierarchical structure of the system enables the maximum amount of information to be assimilated from the available instrument signals no matter how diverse. This structure also constitutes a data reduction path thus reducing operator cognitive overload from a large number of varying, and possibly contradictory, raw plant signals. The TOPS system provides a structured and complete means for plant data management under both normal and off-normal operating conditions and thus will significantly assist the operator during severe accident management

  4. Voltage pre-regulator without insulation with high efficiency; Pre-regulador de tension sin aislamiento con alta eficiencia

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    Lopez Ramos, Octaviano

    2003-04-15

    strokes it is illustrated that the results obtained in the proposed topology are satisfactory because it succeeds in maintaining a high efficiency and a high power factor. [Spanish] Actualmente existe una problematica por el uso inadecuado e ineficiente de la energia electrica en los sistemas de alimentacion, esta problematica se va complicando aun mas con el paso del tiempo, debido a la proliferacion de equipos electronicos que no incorporan alguna solucion para dicha problematica. Esto ha ocasionado una tendencia hacia el desarrollo de sistemas que procesen con mayor eficiencia ({eta}) la energia electrica. Ademas para hacer un buen uso de la energia, se les disena para que puedan corregir el factor de potencia (FP) y por lo tanto reducen la contaminacion de armonicos en la red; los cuales provocan fallas o destruccion en otros equipos electronicos. Adicionalmente se les puede disenar para obtener una buena respuesta dinamica, lo cual asegura que podran contrarrestar eficientemente cambios de carga. La caracteristica no lineal que esta presente en todas las fuentes de alimentacion, que basan su entrada en una etapa de rectificacion y filtrado, provocan un bajo factor de potencia (FP) y una alta distorsion armonica total (THD). El factor es contaminar la red electrica, lo cual puede provocar fallas o descomposturas de otros equipos. Desde hace aproximadamente 15 anos la preocupacion por resolver este problema de uso inadecuado de la energia ha tomado importancia, desarrollando convertidores que corrigen el FP (pre-regulador) y que tradicionalmente se conectan en cascada con la tipica etapa de conversion de corriente directa a corriente directa (CD-CD) usada para regular la tension; esta solucion tiene una baja eficiencia ({eta}) y alto costo, por el exceso de componentes conectados en cascada. Sin embargo la respuesta dinamica (RD) es adecuada ya que se cuenta con etapas separadas para la correccion del FP y la regulacion. A partir de una revision del estado del arte, en

  5. Application of the GPS/SINS/SAR Integrated Navigation System in Terminal Guidance of Ballistic Missile%GPS/SINS/SAR组合系统在弹道导弹末制导中的应用

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    蒋金龙; 严祖铭; 周海

    2008-01-01

    在弹道导弹末制导中,由于多传感器组合导航系统的状态方程维数较大,因此应用集中滤波器处理会导致计算量大且容错性、可靠性不高.针对这种情况,采用无反馈模式的联邦滤波器,构建了GPS/SINS/SAR组合导航系统,并对其进行了仿真.仿真结果表明,该组合导航系统能较大地提高导弹的射击精度.

  6. Gas diffusion ultrabarriers on polymer substrates using Al2O3 atomic layer deposition and SiN plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition

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    Thin films grown by Al2O3 atomic layer deposition (ALD) and SiN plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) have been tested as gas diffusion barriers either individually or as bilayers on polymer substrates. Single films of Al2O3 ALD with thicknesses of ≥10 nm had a water vapor transmission rate (WVTR) of ≤5x10-5 g/m2 day at 38 deg. C/85% relative humidity (RH), as measured by the Ca test. This WVTR value was limited by H2O permeability through the epoxy seal, as determined by the Ca test for the glass lid control. In comparison, SiN PECVD films with a thickness of 100 nm had a WVTR of ∼7x10-3 g/m2 day at 38 deg. C/85% RH. Significant improvements resulted when the SiN PECVD film was coated with an Al2O3 ALD film. An Al2O3 ALD film with a thickness of only 5 nm on a SiN PECVD film with a thickness of 100 nm reduced the WVTR from ∼7x10-3 to ≤5x10-5 g/m2 day at 38 deg. C/85% RH. The reduction in the permeability for Al2O3 ALD on the SiN PECVD films was attributed to either Al2O3 ALD sealing defects in the SiN PECVD film or improved nucleation of Al2O3 ALD on SiN.

  7. Correlation of optical and photoluminescence properties in amorphous SiN x:H thin films deposited by PECVD or UVCVD

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    Hydrogenated silicon nitride SiN x:H films are largely used as antireflective coating as well as passivation layer for industrial crystalline and multicrystalline silicon solar cells. This work is focused on the optical and photoluminescence (PL) properties of SiN x:H deposited by either Plasma-Enhanced Chemical Vapour Deposition (PECVD) or UltraViolet photo-assisted CVD (UVCVD). Photoluminescence phenomena were investigated in SiN x:H having different stoechiometries. On the other hand, spectroscopic ellipsometry was carried out in order to obtain the optical properties of the films, from which the optical gap could be determined. The evolution of the photoluminescence with stoechiometry was correlated to the evolution of the optical properties, and especially the absorption within the SiN x:H layer. A good agreement was found considering the confinement of excitons in strongly absorbing silicon nanostructures (ns-Si) formed in the SiN x matrix, with different sizes according to the NH3 / SiH4 gas flow ratio and the deposition technique. The main PL peak showed an increase of the emission intensity along with a blueshift as silicon concentration decreases. These observations indicate a radiative recombination mechanism dominated by confined excitons within ns-Si rather than emission related to defects. Furthermore, these ns-Si are supposed to be responsible of the global higher absorption, and hence lower optical gap, of the near-stoechiometric SiN x:H films in comparison with the stoechiometric Si3N4 ones. These assumptions were confirmed thanks to transmission electron microscopy (TEM) images performed on one of the samples, showing crystalline silicon quantum dots (c-Si QDs) embedded in the SiN x matrix

  8. Fluxes and Stable Isotope Dynamics of N. pachyderma (sin.) and T. quinqueloba in the Irminger Sea

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    Jonkers, L.; Brummer, G.; Peeters, F.

    2008-12-01

    We present an almost three year long record of planktonic foraminifera fluxes, oxygen and carbon isotopes of Turburotalita quinqueloba and Neogloboquadrina pachyderma s. from moored sediment traps and surface plankton samples from the central Irminger Sea. The mooring area is characterised by a large annual sea surface temperature cycle, whereas temperatures at depth remain almost constant, resulting in a highly stratified upper water column during summer and virtually no stratification during winter as is evident from daily salinity and temperature measurements at approximately 200 m water depth, satellite derived sea surface temperature and occasional sea surface temperature and salinity measurements. Since salinity variability both at depth and at the surface is very small, the site is ideally suited to study the effects of thermal stratification on the fluxes and stable isotopic composition of T. quinqueloba and N. pachyderma s. The flux of N. pachyderma s. peaks twice a year (in spring and autumn), a typical productivity pattern for the sub-arctic setting. Both growing seasons account for >95% of the total annual flux and contribute about equally to the total flux. The shell flux of T. quinqueloba however, shows only a single broad peak (September), more resembling flux patterns of the arctic domain. The δ18O N. pachyderma s. from surface plankton is practically identical to the expected value; at the site N. pachyderma s. thus seems to calcify in equilibrium with seawater. Its apparent export calcification depth varies during the season: ~50 m during the spring bloom, but closer to the surface during the autumn bloom period; in both cases shallower than often reported. The average δ18O N. pachydermas. in the Irminger Sea thus reflects sea water temperature between 0 and 50 m depth. The δ18O of T. quinqueloba in plankton pump samples shows slightly lighter values than expected from inorganic calcite precipitates, but isotope values of trap samples are

  9. Inversor monofásico de alta eficiencia sin transformador para aplicaciones fotovoltaicas

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    Vázquez-Guzmán Gerardo

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Photovoltaic (PV inverters have a very important role in the energy market, therefore they must possess excellent characteristics regarding cost and reliability. The PV structure most often used in the conversion stage of solar energy system includes a Low Frequency Transformer (LFT which provides galvanic isolation, but on the other hand reduces the overall efficiency and increases the total size and cost of the system. An alternative to reduce the size of the system and the losses, is to use a High Frequency Transformer (HFT, the problem in this case is that additional power stages must be included in the system. The additional stages increase the power losses in the conversion process, as a consequence the efficiency of the system is reduced. Therefore the tendency is to remove the transformer in order to increase the efficiency and reduce the cost. A security problem regarding common mode currents arise when the LFT or HFT is omitted. In this paper an inverter topology to deal with the problem of the common mode currents is proposed. Numerical results are performed in order to prove the performance of the topology regarding efficiency and Common Mode Voltage (CMV issues

  10. Test de Rorscharch: respuestas diferenciales entre pacientes con y sin intento suicida

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    Alejandro Cuadra-Peralta

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Este estudio tuvo como objetivo identificar respuestas diferenciales entre grupos de No-pacientes, pacientes diagnosticados con Depresión, pacientes diagnosticados con Trastorno de Personalidad y con Depresión y pacientes con intento suicida a través de los indicadores de la Escala de Potencial suicida, propuesto por Passalacqua, Herrera y Orcoyen (1997. La muestra total fue de 70 sujetos de sexo femenino, con grupos de aproximadamente 18 personas cada uno. Se encontró diferencia significativa en seis indicadores entre los cuatro grupos y en diez indicadores entre los pacientes con intento suicida y los demás participantes. Con estos indicadores se realizó un análisis discriminante, encontrándose una alta capacidad para diferenciar los diferentes subgrupos, en especial a grupo de pacientes con intento suicida y el resto de las personas. Se entrega una formula para calcular la probabilidad de pertenencia al grupo de intento de suicidio.

  11. Superconducting characteristics of a MgB2 neutron detector fabricated on SiN membrane

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    We report a fabrication process for membrane-structured superconducting MgB2 neutron detectors and measurement of superconducting DC-characteristics. We prepared a MgB2 thin film on a SiN-film-coated Si substrate using multiple-target sputtering system. The 200-nm-thick MgB2 thin film was processed to create meandering lines by e-beam lithography technique, where the line width was 3 μm and the total length reached 6.3 mm. After the front side of the device had been fabricated, the back side of the device was etched with anisotropic Si etching using ethylene diamine pyrocatechol and etching apparatus to increase the sensitivity of the device. The membrane-structured MgB2 device showed good performance of the transition to superconductivity, namely, a T C,onset of 26.24 K, a T C,offset of 26.02 K, ΔT c of 0.22 K, and an RRR of 1.15

  12. Micobacterias no tuberculosas en personas VIH positivas y en personas sin factores de riesgo a la infección.

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    María del Pilar Crespo Ortiz

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Por la ubicuidad de las micobacterias no tuberculosas (MNTBs en el ambiente y la alta prevalencia observada en VIH positivos cuya interpretación era confusa, se realizó un estudio para determinar la prevalencia de MNTBs en la población general y saber cuál era la naturaleza del hallazgo de MNTBs en VIH positivos. Se comparó un grupo de 101 individuos VIH positivos del Servicio Integrado de Enfermedades Infecciosas del Instituto de Seguro Social y 100 individuos controles sin riesgo para infección por VIH. En ambos grupos se tomaron muestras de jugo gástrico para tinción y cultivo. La prevalencia de micobacterias en los VIH positivos fue 7% así: TBC, 2%; y MNTBs, 5%. Las MNTBs aisladas fueron: M. gordonae, 2; M. szulgai, 1; M. fortuitum, 1; y M. avium, 1, todas tan sólo en el cultivo y en pacientes de estadío IV; sin embargo, apenas un caso se asoció con enfermedad. En los controles la prevalencia fue 6%: 1 micobacteria se encontró en el Ziehl Neelsen pero no se aisló en cultivo y las 5 restantes que se aislaron en cultivo, eran M. szulgai; ninguna se asoció con enfermedad. No se encontró asociación entre pH, mucosidad, celularidad, leucocitos y otras características del jugo gástrico en las muestras de pacientes con y sin MNTBs. Por consiguiente, se pudo concluir que la prevalencia de MNTBs fue igual tanto en VIH positivos como en el grupo de las personas con factores de riesgo a la infección, población general y bastante menor que la encontrada en un estudio previo. En los VIH positivos la presencia de MNTBs se asoció con estadíos avanzados de la infección y con el consumo de antibióticos orales. El hallazgo de MNTBs obedece a una exposición al ambiente contaminado; por lo general se trata de colonizaciones y su significado clínico en individuos con infección por el VIH está supeditado a las condiciones inmunológicas del enfermo. La presencia de MNTBs se considera dentro del contexto clínico del paciente y amerita

  13. Total Knee Replacement for Women

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    Full Text Available ... ll be moderating a Zimmer Gender Solutions total knee, performed by my partner, Dr. Ken Gustke. At ... I’m going to be doing a total knee replacement utilizing the Gender Flex implants on a ...

  14. Density functional theory investigation on Co-doped silicon clusters, CoSin (n=6∼9)

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    We conducted a density functional theory study on the structural evolution and electronic properties of cobalt-doped silicon clusters, CoSin (n=6∼9). In light of current theoretical results, CoSi9 cluster is predicted to be the smallest fully endohedral cluster. The most stable structure of CoSi9 cluster has a cobalt atom encapsulated in a distorted Si9 prism cage. The weak physisorption of Ar atom for CoSi8 cluster should not be ascribed to the cage structure, but to the existence of a multitude of near-degenerate isomers. considering natural charges of CoSi9 cluster, it reflects the direction of electron transfer from the cobalt atom to the silicon cage. (authors)

  15. Lipotransferencia en piernas con o sin fasciotomía subcutánea de la aponeurosis tibial posterior

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    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available La lipotransferencia en muslos y piernas es un procedimiento muy poco empleado como complemento a la lipoescultura, siendo ésta una zona muy importante para dar más armonía y belleza al contorno corporal. Analizamos 139 procedimientos de lipotrasnferencia en muslos y piernas, ésta última complementada con o sin fasciotomía subcutánea de la aponeurosis tibial posterior o fascia profunda de la pierna. Describimos la técnica y las cantidades de grasa empleadas según zonas disminuyendo al mínimo las complicaciones y reacciones secundarias, que cuando se producen en las piernas, y si no se ha realizado la fasciotomía, puede confundir con otras patologías tales como es el síndrome compartimental y/o la trombosis venosa profunda.

  16. A Measurement of $sin 2\\beta$ from $B \\to J/\\psi K^{0}_{S}$ with the CDF detector

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    Affolder, T; Akopian, A M; Albrow, Michael G; Amaral, P; Amendolia, S R; Amidei, D; Antos, J; Apollinari, G; Arisawa, T; Asakawa, T; Ashmanskas, W J; Atac, Muzaffer; Azzi-Bacchetta, P; Bacchetta, N; Bailey, M W; Bailey, S; De Barbaro, P; Barbaro-Galtieri, A; Barnes, Virgil E; Barnett, B A; Barone, M; Bauer, G; Bedeschi, F; Belforte, S; Bellettini, Giorgio; Bellinger, J; Benjamin, D; Bensinger, J; Beretvas, A; Bergé, J P; Berryhill, J W; Bertolucci, Sergio; Bevensee, B E; Bhatti, A A; Bigongiari, C; Binkley, M; Bisello, D; Blair, R E; Blocker, C A; Bloom, K; Blumenfeld, B; Blusk, S R; Bocci, A; Bodek, Arie; Bokhari, W; Bölla, G; Bonushkin, Yu; Bortoletto, Daniela; Boudreau, J; Brandl, A; van den Brink, S C; Bromberg, C; Bruner, N L; Buckley-Geer, E; Budagov, Yu A; Budd, H S; Burkett, K; Busetto, G; Byon-Wagner, A; Byrum, K L; Campbell, M; Caner, A; Carithers, W C; Carlson, J; Carlsmith, D; Cassada, J A; Castro, A; Cauz, D; Cerri, A; Chang, P S; Chang, P T; Chapman, J; Chen, C; Chen, Y C; 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    This paper reports an updated measurement of the Standard Model CP violation parameter $\\sin2\\beta$ using the CDF Detector at Fermilab. The entire Run I data sample of 110 pb$^{-1}$ of proton antiproton collisions at $\\sqrt{s}=1.8 TeV$ is used to identify a signal sample of $\\sim 400$ $B \\to J/\\psi K^0_S$ events, where $J/\\psi \\to \\mu^+\\mu^-$ and $K_S^0 \\to \\pi^+\\pi^-$. The flavor of the neutral B meson is identified at the time of production by combining information from three tagging algorithms: a same-side tag, a jet-charge tag, and a soft-lepton tag. A maximum likelihood fitting method is used to determine is consistent with the Standard Model prediction, based upon existing measurements, of a large positive CP violating asymmetry in this decay mode.

  17. Sin(2φ) component in the current-phase relation of SFS Josephson junctions near the 0-π transition

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    Stoutimore, M. J. A.; Rusanov, A. Yu.; Oboznov, V. A.; Bolginov, V. V.; Rossolenko, A. N.; Ryazanov, V. V.; van Harlingen, D. J.

    2009-03-01

    We directly determined the Josephson current-phase relation (CPR) of superconductor-ferromagnet-superconductor (SFS) junctions by rf-SQUID interferometry, and corroborated it with measurements of the critical current as a function of temperature and magnetic field and rf-induced Shapiro steps in the current-voltage characteristics. Our Nb-Cu47Ni53-Nb trilayer junctions, with 2x2μm^2 area and 7nm CuNi thickness, show a transition with temperature from the usual Josephson 0-junction state to a π-junction state, defined by a phase difference of π in the ground state, at temperatures between 1.5K and 3.5K. Near the transition, we observe second harmonics in the CPR, deviations from the usual Fraunhofer diffraction pattern and half-integer Shapiro steps, all consistent with a sin(2φ) component in the CPR.

  18. Die Rolle des Sin3/Rpd3 Histondeacetylasekomplexes bei der Zellgrößenkontrolle in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

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    Stephan, Octavian

    2010-01-01

    Saccharomyces cerevisiae Zellen kontrollieren ihre Zellgröße in der späten G1-Phase bei Start. In dieser Arbeit wird eine negative Rolle für den Sin3/Rpd3 Histondeacetylasekomplex bei der Regulation der Zellgröße am G1/S-Phaseübergang untersucht. Hefen müssen bis zu einer kritischen Zellgröße wachsen, bevor die Cln3/Cdc28 Proteinkinase in der späten G1-Phase die SBF-abhängige Transkription der G1-Cycline aktiviert und die Zellen in die S-Phase eintreten. In dieser Arbeit wird gezeigt, dass - ...

  19. Medarbetarportalen : En kvalitativ studie om användarnas relation till intranätet på sin arbetsplats

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    Wennerström, Carl; Granskog, Karl-Adam

    2014-01-01

    Syfte: Syftet med denna studie är att undersöka användares relation till intranät på sin arbets- plats för att identifiera vilka faktorer som kan leda till underanvändning. Studien baserar sig på en undersökning vid Uppsala Universitet där deras intranät Medarbetarportalen inte uppnår den grad av användning som var önskad. Metod: Detta är en kvalitativ studie där det empiriska materialet samlats in genom semistrukture- rade intervjuer. Bearbetning av empiri och analys har till...

  20. Etanol celulósico: una alternativa energética sustentable sin competencia con los alimentos

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    Georgina Michelena; Gloria Bueno; Felipe Eng; Mabel Viñals; Amaury Álvarez; Antonio Bell; Emilia Carrera; Edilberto Manganelly

    2009-01-01

    Se muestran los avances logrados para la obtención de glucosa y xilosa como sustrato para la producción de etanol a partir de bagazo de caña. La etapa de pretratamiento del bagazo de caña se obtuvo por hidrólisis alcalina a partir de NaOH al 3 %, en 3 ciclos con remoción del 80 % de la celulosa. Se determinó que el bagazo podía ser pretratado en forma molida o integral sin diferencias significativas en la remoción. El tamaño del hidromódulo se consideró factible en 1:10 (peso de bagazo: peso ...

  1. ¿Es posible construir una escuela sin exclusiones? Is it possible to build a school without exclusion?

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    Miguel López Melero

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo plantea, fundamentalmente, que no se debe confundir integración educativa con escuela inclusiva y que, probablemente, esta confusión ha originado interpretaciones dispares que está originando una serie de barreras para la presencia, aprendizaje y participación de las personas y culturas diferentes en el aula. Se analizan solo las barreras didácticas y se propone como se pueden salvar las mismas para construir una escuela sin exclusiones.The main idea in this article is that we must not confuse the concept of "educational integration" with "inclusive schooling". Probably, such confusion has generated different interpretations of the above concepts resulting in barriers in learning and participation in the classroom for those who are different or who come from diverse cultural backgrounds. The article analyses mainly barriers in didactics and suggests how to overcome them in order to construct a school without exclusion.

  2. Ab initio global optimization of the structures of SinH, n=4-10, using parallel genetic algorithms

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    The results of ab initio global optimizations of the structures of SinH, n=4-10, atomic clusters using a parallel genetic algorithm are presented. Driving the global search with the parallel implementation of the genetic algorithm are presented and using the density functional theory as implemented in the Carr-Parinello molecular dynamics code to calculate atomic cluster energies and perform the local optimization of their structures, we have been able to demonstrate that it is possible to perform global optimizations of the structure of atomic clusters using ab initio methods. The results show that this approach is able to find many structures that were not previously reported in the literature. Moreover, in most cases the new structures have considerable lower energies than those previously known. The results clearly demonstrate that these calculations are now possible and in spite of their larger computational demands provide more reliable results

  3. Determination of sin{sup 2}θ{sub W} using ν (ν{sup ¯})-nucleus scattering

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    Haider, H.; Athar, M. Sajjad [Department of Physics, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh-202 002 (India); Simo, I. Ruiz [Dipartimento di Fisica, Universitá degli studi di Trento Via Sommarive 14, Povo (Trento) I-38123 Italy (Italy)

    2015-05-15

    We have studied nonisoscalarity and medium effects in the extraction of weak mixing angle using Paschos and Wolfenstein relation in the iron nucleus. Paschos and Wolfenstein(PW) relation is valid for an isoscalar target. We have modified the PW relation for nonisoscalar target as well as incorporated the medium effects like Pauli blocking, Fermi motion, nuclear binding energy and pion rho cloud contributions. In our calculations we have used the relativistic nuclear spectral function which includes nucleon correlations. Finally local density approximation is applied to translate the numerical results to the finite nuclei. We have studied the dependence of sin{sup 2}θ{sub W} on Bjorken variables x and y, four momentum transfer square (Q{sup 2}), energy of the neutrino and antineutrino, and effect of excess neutrons over protons in the nuclear target.

  4. Investigation of cascaded SiN microring resonators at 1.3 µm and 1.5 µm.

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    Zamora, Vanessa; Lützow, Peter; Weiland, Martin; Pergande, Daniel

    2013-11-18

    An optical device operating at wavelengths around 1.3 µm and 1.5 µm is demonstrated experimentally. It is based on cascaded microring resonators (CMRRs) and the Vernier effect (VE). The architecture consists of two microring resonators (MRRs) connected via a common waveguide; two waveguides were added for the interrogation of CMRRs. The free spectral ranges of both MRRs are slightly different in order to activate the VE, which is known to enhance the sensitivity in optical sensors. CMRRs were fabricated on a silicon nitride (SiN) platform. Two types of buffer layers-benzocyclobutene (BCB) polymer and thermal silicon oxide (SiOx)-were tested. A study of CMRRs was carried out with three structures of different structural parameters. The experimental results show good agreement with the theoretical analysis. This approach is promising for the fabrication of highly sensitive optical sensors in wide operating wavelength range. PMID:24514273

  5. Distancia entre plantas y dosis de nitrógeno y potasio en sandía sin semillas fertirrigada

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    Anderson Luiz Feltrim; Arthur Bernardes Cecílio Filho; Marcus Vinicius Gonsalves; Luiz Carlos Pavani; José Carlos Barbosa; Juan Waldir Mendoza Cortez

    2011-01-01

    El objetivo de este trabajo fue evaluar los efectos de dosis de N y K2O, vía fertirrigación por goteo, y de la distancia entre plantas sobre la productividad del híbrido Shadow de sandía sin semillas. El experimento se realizó de agosto a octubre de 2008 en el Município de Tupã, SP, Brazil. Se avaluaran cuatro dosis de N + K2O (79,8 + 106,7, 106,4 + 142,2, 133,0 + 177,7, y 159,6 + 213,2 kg ha-1, respectivamente), y cuatro distancias entre plantas (0,5, 1,0, 1,5 y 2,0 m), en hileras espaciadas...

  6. Salud, calidad de vida y consumo de sustancias en función del tiempo en situación sin hogar

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    Sonia Panadero-Herrero

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo tiene como objetivo principal conocer las características diferenciales de aquellas personas que están "recién" llegadas a la situación sin hogar frente a aquellas que llevan un largo tiempo en dicha situación. Concretamente en este artículo se presentan los resultados de la comparación en diferentes variables (calidad de vida, salud, etc. entre personas sin hogar que llevaban menos de un año en esa situación y personas sin hogar que llevaban más de 5 años, con la intención de profundizar en el efecto de la situación sin hogar e identificar variables diferenciales que permitan avanzar en la identificación de necesidades específicas, favoreciendo así la planificación de servicios y recursos ajustados a las necesidades de cada grupo y momento. Los resultados apuntan diferencias importantes entre ambos grupos que parecen indican un mayor deterioro entre aquellos que llevan más tiempo en la situación sin hogar (mayor consumo de alcohol y otras sustancias, más discapacidades, etc. así como unas mayores carencias (duermen en mayor medida literalmente en la calle, ejercen en mayor medida la mendicidad, etc..

  7. Haploinsufficiency of MeCP2-interacting transcriptional co-repressor SIN3A causes mild intellectual disability by affecting the development of cortical integrity.

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    Witteveen, Josefine S; Willemsen, Marjolein H; Dombroski, Thaís C D; van Bakel, Nick H M; Nillesen, Willy M; van Hulten, Josephus A; Jansen, Eric J R; Verkaik, Dave; Veenstra-Knol, Hermine E; van Ravenswaaij-Arts, Conny M A; Wassink-Ruiter, Jolien S Klein; Vincent, Marie; David, Albert; Le Caignec, Cedric; Schieving, Jolanda; Gilissen, Christian; Foulds, Nicola; Rump, Patrick; Strom, Tim; Cremer, Kirsten; Zink, Alexander M; Engels, Hartmut; de Munnik, Sonja A; Visser, Jasper E; Brunner, Han G; Martens, Gerard J M; Pfundt, Rolph; Kleefstra, Tjitske; Kolk, Sharon M

    2016-08-01

    Numerous genes are associated with neurodevelopmental disorders such as intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder (ASD), but their dysfunction is often poorly characterized. Here we identified dominant mutations in the gene encoding the transcriptional repressor and MeCP2 interactor switch-insensitive 3 family member A (SIN3A; chromosome 15q24.2) in individuals who, in addition to mild intellectual disability and ASD, share striking features, including facial dysmorphisms, microcephaly and short stature. This phenotype is highly related to that of individuals with atypical 15q24 microdeletions, linking SIN3A to this microdeletion syndrome. Brain magnetic resonance imaging showed subtle abnormalities, including corpus callosum hypoplasia and ventriculomegaly. Intriguingly, in vivo functional knockdown of Sin3a led to reduced cortical neurogenesis, altered neuronal identity and aberrant corticocortical projections in the developing mouse brain. Together, our data establish that haploinsufficiency of SIN3A is associated with mild syndromic intellectual disability and that SIN3A can be considered to be a key transcriptional regulator of cortical brain development. PMID:27399968

  8. Religious celebration and artistic virtuosity in Los Sirgueros de la Virgen sin original pecado, by Francisco Bramón

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    Eduardo Francisco Hopkins Rodríguez

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract:This article tries to deepen into the rhetoric, theological and autobiographic mechanisms that lie under Los Sirgueros de la Virgen sin original pecado by Francisco Bramón (1620. A divine pastoral romance conceived to celebrate the Immaculate Conception of Mary, dogma still under debate during the XVIIth Century, but with a strong support among the Spaniards, both in Spain and its American colonies. An opportunity that Bramón grabbed not only to honor the Immaculate, but also to denounce the poor conditions that suffer authors in the New Spain through a complex erudition structure. Resumen:Este artículo intenta profundizar en los mecanismos retóricos, teológicos y autobiográfico que están detrás de Los Sirgueros de la Virgen sin original pecado de Francisco Bramón (1620. Una novela pastoril a lo divino concebida para celebrar la Inmaculada Concepción de María, dogma aún en debate en el siglo XVII, pero con una fuerte devoción entre los españoles, tanto en España como en sus colonias americanas. Una oportunidad que Bramón aprovechó no solo para honrar a la Inmaculada, sino también para denunciar las condiciones precarias de los autores en la Nueva España a través de un complejo edificio de erudición.

  9. Structures, stabilities, and electronic properties of small-sized Zr2Sin (n=1-11) clusters. A density functional study

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    Ab initio methods based on density functional theory at B3LYP level have been applied in investigating the equilibrium geometries, growth patterns, relative stabilities, and electronic properties of Zr2-doped Sin clusters. The optimisation results shown that the lowest-energy configurations for Zr2Sin clusters do not keep the corresponding silicon framework unchanged, which reflects that the doped Zr atoms dramatically affect the most stable structures of the Sin clusters. By analysing the relative stabilities, it is found that the doping of zirconium atoms reduces the chemical stabilities of silicon host. The Zr2Si4 and Zr2Si7 clusters are the magic numbers. The natural population and natural electronic configuration analyses indicated that the Zr atoms possess positive charge for n=1-6 and negative charge for n=7-11. In addition, the chemical hardness, chemical potential, infrared, and Raman spectra are also discussed.

  10. Salud, calidad de vida y consumo de sustancias en función del tiempo en situación sin hogar

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    Sonia Panadero-Herrero; Manuel Muñoz-López

    2014-01-01

    Este artículo tiene como objetivo principal conocer las características diferenciales de aquellas personas que están "recién" llegadas a la situación sin hogar frente a aquellas que llevan un largo tiempo en dicha situación. Concretamente en este artículo se presentan los resultados de la comparación en diferentes variables (calidad de vida, salud, etc.) entre personas sin hogar que llevaban menos de un año en esa situación y personas sin hogar que llevaban más de 5 años, con la intención de ...

  11. PROPAGACIÓN POR ESTACAS JUVENILES DEL BALSO BLANCO (Heliocarpus americanus L. Sin. H. popayanensis UTILIZANDO PROPAGADORES DE SUBIRRIGACIÓN PROPAGATION OF WHITE BALSUM (Heliocarpus americanus L. Sin. H. popayanensis CUTTINGS USING NONMIST PROPAGATORS

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    Carolina Vásquez Restrepo

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available El mercado mundial de edulcorantes orgánicos es una oportunidad para la panela, producto básico de la canasta familiar que representa ingresos importantes para la población rural colombiana. El balso blanco (Heliocarpus americanus L. Sin. H. popayanensis Hook & Arn. es la especie más usada en procesos de clarificación de la panela en Antioquia y las zonas cañeras húmedas colombianas. Pero la extracción de la corteza de árboles obtenidos de la regeneración natural comienza a ser insostenible, por el daño causado a los individuos y la presión creciente a este recurso. La prohibición del uso de sustancias químicas en procesos de clarificación de panela ha aumentado la demanda de la corteza del balso blanco. En este trabajo se estimó el enraizamiento de estacas juveniles de balso blanco, por propagadores de subirrigación. Se realizaron dos experimentos, utilizando ácido anaftalenacético (ANA. En el primero se evaluó el efecto del transporte, cicatrizante y sustrato sobre el enraizamiento de las estacas de balso blanco. El mejor medio de transporte fue en cristales de hidrogel para mantener la humedad de las estacas, sin utilizar cicatrizante y sembrándolas en el sustrato tierra (55 % de enraizamiento. En el segundo se analizó la influencia de la intensidad lumínica y el área foliar en el porcentaje de enraizamiento de las estacas. El más alto enraizamiento se obtuvo con el tratamiento de doble sombra y un área foliar de 20 cm² (25 % de enraizamiento. Aunque los mejores resultados indican un relativo éxito en el uso de medios de enraizamiento, es una primera aproximación para propagar esta especie que necesita ser protegida.The world market of organic edulcorants is an opportunity for “panela”, a basic domestic consumption product that provides important income to rural population. White balsum (Heliocarpus americanus L. Sin. H. popayanensis Hook & Arn. is the most used species in the panela clarification processes in

  12. Estudio comparativo de agujas con sistema de seguridad vs agujas sin sistema de seguridad Comparative study of safety needles and non-safety needles

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    Mónica Brazalet Tejerina

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available La práctica diaria de la enfermera en hemodiálisis implica riesgos laborales como las punciones accidentales, con el consecuente riesgo de contacto con agentes biológicos, Por tanto, se debe utilizar el mayor número posible de útiles con dispositivos de seguridad. Nuestro objetivo fue evaluar las posibles diferencias entre las agujas con dispositivo de seguridad y las agujas sin dispositivo de seguridad para la punción de las fístulas arteriovenosas. Llevamos a cabo un estudio prospectivo experimental con 42 pacientes portadores de fístula antóloga. Se creó un registro de datos relacionados con el "paciente", el "profesional" y el "material" para valorar las diferencias existentes entre ambos tipos de aguja. Se analizaron en un total de 35 pacientes en 455 sesiones. No hubo diferencias significativas en el uso o no del dispositivo de seguridad en cuanto al dolor provocado, los flujos de sangre, las presiones venosas o el sangrado de las punciones. De 910 punciones con agujas con dispositivo de seguridad en 24 ocasiones se atascó el dispositivo.The daily practice of nurses working in haemodialysis involves risks such as accidental injections, with the consequent risk of contact with biological agents. Accordingly, the highest possible number of tools with safety devices should be used. Our aim was to evaluate the possible differences between needles fitted with safety devices and needles which did not have such devices in the puncture of arteriovenous fistulas. We carried out an experimental prospective study with 42 patients who had antologous fistulas. A register was created of data relating to the "patient", the "professional" and the "material" in order to evaluate differences between the two different types of needle. A total of 35 patients were analysed over 455 sessions. There were no significant differences in the use or not of the safety device with regard to the pain caused, blood flow, venous pressure or bleeding on puncture

  13. Estudio retrospectivo sobre la tasa de periimplantitis y pérdida ósea crestal en pacientes portadores de implantes dentales con y sin cuello pulido

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    Gilbel del Águila, Osmundo

    2015-01-01

    Objetivos: Evaluar la perdida ósea periimplantaria, la presencia de periimplantitis, satisfacción estética y la calidad de vida en pacientes con restauraciones protésicas sobre implantes dentales utilizando implantes con y sin cuello pulido, colocados en diferentes posiciones del hueso maxilar. Material y métodos: 400 pacientes recibieron 1.244 implantes: 5151 con cuello pulido monitorizados durante un promedio de 6,44±2,55 años y 729 sin cuello pulido supervisado más de 5,61±2,52 años. Comp...

  14. Análisis de costos médicos y resultados de la cirugía coronaria sin circulación extracorpórea

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    Raúl A. Borracci; Miguel Rubio; Jorge T. Insúa

    2006-01-01

    Antecedentes Algunos estudios han sugerido que la cirugía coronaria “sin bomba” disminuiría la morbimortalidad posoperatoria y reduciría los costos al compararlos con la cirugía tradicional. Una característica regional importante para la Argentina es el alto costo de los insumos, en su mayoría importados, y el relativo bajo costo de internación, lo cual crea condiciones locales diferentes al pretender comparar la relación costo-efectividad de la cirugía sin circulación extracorpórea (...

  15. Measurement of Time-Dependent CP Asymmetries in B0 → D*±π± Decays and Constraints on sin(2 β + γ)

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    The authors present a measurement of time-dependent CP-violating asymmetries in fully reconstructed B0 → D(*)±π± decays in a data sample of approximately 88 million Υ(4S) → B(bar B) events collected with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II asymmetric-energy B factory at SLAC. They interpret the results in terms of the angles of the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa unitarity triangle, and find |sin(2β + γ)| > 0.69 at 68% confidence level. They exclude the hypothesis of no CP violation (sin(2β + γ) = 0) at 83% confidence level

  16. Measurement of Time-Dependent CP Asymmetry in B0 → D*±π± Decays and Constraints on |sin(2β + γ)|

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    We present a preliminary measurement of time-dependent CP-violating asymmetries in fully reconstructed B0 → D*±π± decays in a data sample of approximately 88 million Υ(4S) → B(bar B) decays collected with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II asymmetric-energy B factory at SLAC. We interpret the results in terms of the angles of the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa unitarity triangle, and set the bound |sin(2β + γ)| > 0.69 at 68% confidence level. We exclude sin(2β + γ) = 0 at 83% confidence level

  17. Evidence That the Transcriptional Regulators Sin3 and Rpd3, and a Novel Gene (Sds3) with Similar Functions, Are Involved in Transcriptional Silencing in S. Cerevisiae

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    Vannier, D; Balderes, D; Shore, D

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    In a screen for extragenic suppressors of a silencing defective rap1(s) hmrΔA strain, recessive mutations in 21 different genes were found that restored repression to HMR. We describe the characterization of three of these SDS (suppressors of defective silencing) genes. SDS16 and SDS6 are known transcriptional modifiers, SIN3(RPD1/UME4/SDI1/GAM2) and RPD3(SDI2), respectively, while the third is a novel gene, SDS3. SDS3 shares the meiotic functions of SIN3 and RPD3 in that it represses IME2 in...

  18. Evaluación del tiempo de reacción en velocistas con y sin discapacidad auditiva: aplicaciones para la inclusión

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    Soto Rey, Javier

    2016-01-01

    Este trabajo de investigación trata de aportar luz al estudio del tiempo de reacción (TR) en velocistas con y sin discapacidad auditiva desde las Ciencias del Deporte. El planteamiento del presente estudio surgió al cuestionarnos la existencia de las diferencias en cuanto al TR visual y auditivo aplicado a velocistas con y sin discapacidad auditiva, pensando en el desarrollo futuro de competiciones inclusivas entre ambos colectivos. Por ello, este estudio trata de resolver las dificultades qu...

  19. Modified Mason's vertical banded gastroplasty. Radiological follow-up 322 patients with morbid obesity; Ruolo della radiologia nella valutazione dei pazienti affetti da obesita' patologica sottoposti a gastroplastica verticale secondo Mason modificata. Studio di 322 casi

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    Monteduro, F.; Cappello, I.; Pezzi, A.; Spagnol, A. [Bologna Univ., Bologna (Italy). Policlinico S. Orsola, Servizio Radiologia 2; Ghetti, A. [Bologna Univ., Bologna (Italy). Clinica Chirurgica 2

    1999-12-01

    the neo stomach and permit to correlate the pouch volume with weight loss. [Italian] La gastroplastica verticale secondo Mason rappresenta una delle tecniche piu' utilizzate nel trattamento dell'obesita' patologica in quanto ha semplice esecuzione, buoni risultati e scarsa incidenza di complicanze a distanza. Nel presente lavoro venogno presentati i risultati del controllo radiologico postoperatorio condotto su 322 pazienti sottoposti a gastroplastica verticale secondo Mason modificata. In 322 pazienti sottoposti a gastroplastica verticale secondo Mason modificata sono state valutate mediante studio radiologico con pasto semiliquido e tecnica con mdc semplice le caratteristiche morfologiche, funzionali e volumetriche della tasca gastrica e le eventuali complicanze dell'intervento. Di questi 322 pazienti 272 erano femmine con eta' compresa tra 17 e 69 anni (media 37) e 50 maschi con eta' compresa tra 19 a 64 anni (media 36); il peso medio era di 124 kg (con intervallo da 78 a 218). Solo nei pochi casi in cui e' risultata necessaria la valutazione dettagliata della mucosa del neostomaco e' stato utilizzato il doppio mdc on minime dosi di polvere effervescente. La valutazione e' stata effettuata dopo uno e 12 mesi dall'intervento. Controlli al di fuori di questo protocollo sono stati effettuati solo su precisa indicazione clinica per sospetta insorgenza di complicanze compreso il non adeguato calo ponderale. Nella nostra serie si sono osservate 9 complicanze precoci: edema persistente dello pseudopiloro (8 casi) ed emorragia endogastrica (un caso) e 8 complicanze tardive: aderenza dello pseudopiloro al letto della colecisti (un caso), formazione di pseudo-diverticolo della parete posteriore del neostomaco (un caso), orizzontalizzazione del neostomaco (4 casi), deiscenza della sutura lineare (2 casi). In 305 pazienti non si e' avuta nessuna complicanza con calo ponderale soddisfacente e volumetria del neostomaco uno e

  20. Regular Totally Separable Sphere Packings

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    Reid, Samuel

    2015-01-01

    The topic of totally separable sphere packings is surveyed with a focus on regular constructions, uniform tilings, and contact number problems. An enumeration of all regular totally separable sphere packings in $\\mathbb{R}^2$, $\\mathbb{R}^3$, and $\\mathbb{R}^4$ which are based on convex uniform tessellations, honeycombs, and tetracombs, respectively, is presented, as well as a construction of a family of regular totally separable sphere packings in $\\mathbb{R}^d$ that is not based on a convex...

  1. Signed Total Domination in Graphs

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    邢化明; 孙良; 陈学刚

    2003-01-01

    Let G=(V,E) be a simple graph. For any real valued function f:V→R, the weight of f is f(V)=∑f(v) over all vertices v∈V. A signed total dominating function is a function f:V→{-1,1} such that f(N(v))≥1 for every vertex v∈V. The signed total domination number of a graph G equals the minimum weight of a signed total dominating function on G. In this paper, some properties of the signed total domination number of a graph G are discussed.

  2. The Rotation-Activity Correlations in K and M dwarfs. I. Stellar parameters, compilations of $v\\sin i$ and $P/\\sin i$ for a large sample of late-K and M dwarfs

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    Houdebine, E R; Paletou, F; Gebran, M

    2016-01-01

    Reliable determination of Rotation-Activity Correlation (RAC's) depends on precise measurements of the following stellar parameters: $T_{eff}$, parallax, radius, metallicity, and rotational speed $v\\sin i$. In this paper, our goal is to focus on the determination of these parameters for a sample of K and M dwarfs. In a future paper (Paper II), we will combine our rotational data with activity data in order to construct RAC's. Here, we report on a determination of effective temperatures based on the (R-I)$_C$ color from the calibrations of Mann et al. (2015) and Kenyon \\& Hartmann (1995) for four samples of late-K, dM2, dM3 and dM4 stars. We also determine stellar parameters ($T_{eff}$, $log(g)$ and [M/H]) using the PCA-based inversion technique for a sample of 105 late-K dwarfs. We compile all effective temperatures from the literature for this sample. We determine empirical radius-[M/H] correlations in our stellar samples. This allows us to propose new effective temperatures, stellar radii, and metallici...

  3. ¿Con o sin ancestros?: vigencia de lo ancestral en la Amazonía peruana

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    Thomas Mouriès

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available La existencia o no de ancestros en la Amazonía indígena ha sido objeto de importantes debates. Sin embargo, los líderes de la región no dudan en llamar ‘ancestrales’ sus saberes, normas o territorios, en un sentido que, desde un punto de vista académico, puede parecer enigmático. «Ancestrales, pero… ¿con o sin ancestros?», preguntaría entonces, confuso, el antropólogo. En este artículo propongo aportar elementos de respuesta a esta pregunta a través del caso peruano. Primero analizo cómo los líderes indígenas amazónicos, conectándose al circuito del derecho internacional, adoptan la noción jurídica de ‘posesión ancestral’ del territorio para adaptarla al ámbito político. Este planteamiento rinde cuenta de la generalización y uniformización reciente del vocablo ‘ancestral’ pero deja pendiente el problema de su eventual articulación con las cosmologías indígenas que pretende reflejar. Por eso, en la segunda parte, intento sondear sobre la pertinencia de la categoría de ‘ancestro’ en la Amazonía indígena, recordando brevemente el debate académico para ir definiendo en qué medida esta categoría puede cobrar sentido. A partir del testimonio de un experimentado líder awajún, la tercera parte permite, entonces, volver más explícitos los diferentes sentidos y planos referenciales que despliega la referencia a lo ancestral, mostrando cómo los indígenas amazónicos no solo adoptan elementos conceptuales y discursivos externos, sino que al mismo tiempo los transforman a partir de sus propias singularidades cosmológicas y perspectivas políticas.

  4. La salvación sin mediaciones según Marción y la respuesta de Tertuliano

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    Samuel Fernández E.

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Marción profesa un severo pesimismo cosmológico y antropológico, que tiene su punto de partida en la pregunta acerca del origen del mal y en una comprensión literal de algunos versículos bíblicos. Esta valoración repercute en una valoración también negativa del Creador (confirmada por la imperfección del mundo y el pecado del hombre. El Dios Verdadero, por su parte es totalmente extranjero respecto del hombre y del mundo. Este carácter extranjero, propio del Dios Supremo, impide que este se valga de las realidades creadas para revelarse. El mundo es adversario del Dios Bueno. Por lo tanto, ninguna realidad creada puede servir de mediación entre el alma del hombre y el Verdadero Dios: se plantea una salvación sin mediaciones. La última parte del artículo estudia sumariamente la reacción de Tertuliano, que insiste en una justa valoración de las realidades creadas: hay que admitir, a la vez, una cierta distancia y una cierta familiaridad entre Dios y el mundo.Marcion confesses a deep cosmological and anthropological pessimis, derived from the question about the origin of evil and form a literal understanding of the some biblical verses. Such valorisation also has repercussions on a negative valorisation of the Creator (confirmed by the imperfection of the world and the sin of man. The real God, is an entire stranger to man and the world. Such foreign character, characteristic of the Supreme God, prevents Him from revealing Himself through the created realities. The world is the good God’s adversary, so no created reality may serve as mediation between the human soul and the True God: He advocates a salvation without mediations. The final part of article presents a summary of Tertulian’s reaction, who stresses the just valorisation of the created realities: the acceptance of both a certain distance and familiarity between God and the World.

  5. Cogema acquires TOTAL's uranium assets

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    On April 28, France's nuclear fuel cycle conglomerate Cogema and petroleum group TOTAL announced a plan in which Cogema will assume ownership of TOTAL's uranium assets worldwide, and as part of the deal, each firm will acquire shares of the other. On June 2, the agreement will be submitted to shareholders and, assuming it is approved, will go into effect this year. The agreement calls for TOTAL to acquire a 10.8-percent share in Cogema, thus becoming its first private sector shareholder, by underwriting a reserve capital increase of FF1.5 billion (approximately US$283 million). In return, Cogema will pay FF2.52 billion for approximately 4.3 percent of TOTAL, as part of a reserve capital increase totalling FF4.07 billion

  6. Denervaci??n total de mu??eca en pacientes con artrosis radiocarpiana

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    Ochoa-Hortal Rull, Miguel ??ngel; L??pez Garc??a, Alberto; Egozcue Folgueras, Ricardo

    2012-01-01

    Introducci??n: Las t??cnicas de denervaci??n total de mu??eca (D. T. M.) proponen una soluci??n frente a los s??ndromes dolorosos de mu??eca. Su finalidad es atenuar el dolor sin tratar la etiolog??a. Su fundamento consiste en la secci??n de los ramos sensitivos eferentes de las articulaciones radiocarpiana y mediocarpiana, a la vez que se mantiene la movilidad articular y la sensibilidad cut??nea. Determinar la evoluci??n a largo plazo (mayor de 10 a??os) de 8 pacientes con artro...

  7. Monitorización óptica de la liberación de vesículas sinápticas únicas en neuronas de hipocampo en cultivo

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    Montes Fernández, María de los Ángeles

    2010-01-01

    Los objetivos que persigue la Tesis Doctoral son: 1. Puesta a punto de un sistema de detección con sondas fluorescentes de la transmisión sináptica. Utilizaremos neuronas transfectadas con proteínas de las vesículas sinápticas fluorescentes unidas a sensores de pH como la Sinaptobrevina-pHluorina y Sinaptofisina-pHluorina. 2. Cuantificación y análisis de la transmisión sináptica mediante la medida de la intensidad de fluorescencia de los botones sinápticos de las neuronas de hipocampo. Utiliz...

  8. Searching for Stable SinCn Clusters: Combination of Stochastic Potential Surface Search and Pseudopotential Plane-Wave Car-Parinello Simulated Annealing Simulations

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    Larry W. Burggraf

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available To find low energy SinCn structures out of hundreds to thousands of isomers we have developed a general method to search for stable isomeric structures that combines Stochastic Potential Surface Search and Pseudopotential Plane-Wave Density Functional Theory Car-Parinello Molecular Dynamics simulated annealing (PSPW-CPMD-SA. We enhanced the Sunders stochastic search method to generate random cluster structures used as seed structures for PSPW-CPMD-SA simulations. This method ensures that each SA simulation samples a different potential surface region to find the regional minimum structure. By iterations of this automated, parallel process on a high performance computer we located hundreds to more than a thousand stable isomers for each SinCn cluster. Among these, five to 10 of the lowest energy isomers were further optimized using B3LYP/cc-pVTZ method. We applied this method to SinCn (n = 4–12 clusters and found the lowest energy structures, most not previously reported. By analyzing the bonding patterns of low energy structures of each SinCn cluster, we observed that carbon segregations tend to form condensed conjugated rings while Si connects to unsaturated bonds at the periphery of the carbon segregation as single atoms or clusters when n is small and when n is large a silicon network spans over the carbon segregation region.

  9. Evolución en los procesos e itinerarios de las personas sin hogar en España: ¿Retorno al pasado?

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    Carbonero Muñoz, Domingo; Ruíz Vega, Agustín

    2016-01-01

    A partir de la información suministrada por las “encuestas a las personas sin hogar” elaboradas por el Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE) se analiza empíricamente la formación de los itinerarios, haciendo hincapié en el período de la infanc

  10. Top-gated graphene field-effect transistors by low-temperature synthesized SiN x insulator on SiC substrates

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    Ohno, Yasuhide; Kanai, Yasushi; Mori, Yuki; Nagase, Masao; Matsumoto, Kazuhiko

    2016-06-01

    Top-gated devices made from an epitaxial graphene film on a 4H-SiC substrate were fabricated. Atomic force microscopy and Raman spectroscopy results showed that a large-scale highly uniform monolayer graphene film was synthesized on the SiC substrate. A SiN x passivation film was deposited on a SiC graphene device as a top gate insulator by catalytic chemical-vapor deposition (Cat-CVD) below 65 °C. After the top gate electrode was formed on the SiN x film, no leakage current flowed between the gate and source electrodes. The transport characteristics showed clear ambipolar characteristics from 8 to 280 K, and the temperature dependences of the conductance and field-effect mobility of the devices implied that monolayer graphene devices can be successfully fabricated. Moreover, the position of the charge neutrality point after SiN x deposition was around 0 V, indicating p-doping characteristics. These results indicate that SiN x films synthesized by Cat-CVD can be used as gate insulators and that the carrier type may be controlled by adjusting the deposition conditions.

  11. MODIS/TERRA MOD44W Land Water Mask Derived from MODIS and SRTM L3 Global 250m SIN Grid

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — Land Water Mask Derived from MODIS and SRTM L3 Global 250m SIN Grid MOD44W The new MODIS 250 m land-water mask (Short Name: MOD44W) is an improvement over the...

  12. Spo0A positively regulates epr expression by negating the repressive effect of co-repressors, SinR and ScoC, in Bacillus subtilis

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    Monica Gupta; Madhulika Dixit; K Krishnamurthy Rao

    2013-06-01

    Bacillus subtilis under nutritional deprivation exhibits several physiological responses such as synthesis of degradative enzymes, motility, competence, sporulation, etc. At the onset of post-exponential phase the global response regulator, Spo0A, directly or indirectly activates the expression of genes involved in the above processes. These genes are repressed during the exponential phase by a group of proteins called transition state regulators, e.g. AbrB, ScoC and SinR. One such post-exponentially expressed gene is epr, which encodes a minor extracellular serine protease and is involved in the swarming motility of B. subtilis. Deletion studies of the upstream region of epr promoter revealed that epr is co-repressed by transition state regulators, SinR and ScoC. Our study shows that Spo0A positively regulates epr expression by nullifying the repressive effect of co-repressors, SinR and ScoC. We demonstrate via in vitro mobility shift assays that Spo0A binds to the upstream region of epr promoter and in turn occludes the binding site of one of the co-repressor, SinR. This explains the mechanism behind the positive regulatory effect of Spo0A on epr expression.

  13. Etanol celulósico: una alternativa energética sustentable sin competencia con los alimentos

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    Georgina Michelena

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Se muestran los avances logrados para la obtención de glucosa y xilosa como sustrato para la producción de etanol a partir de bagazo de caña. La etapa de pretratamiento del bagazo de caña se obtuvo por hidrólisis alcalina a partir de NaOH al 3 %, en 3 ciclos con remoción del 80 % de la celulosa. Se determinó que el bagazo podía ser pretratado en forma molida o integral sin diferencias significativas en la remoción. El tamaño del hidromódulo se consideró factible en 1:10 (peso de bagazo: peso de la NaOH 3%. El bagazo pretratado fue caracterizado en cuanto al contenido de celulosa, hemicelulosa y lignina. Se determinaron las características cinéticas de la hidrólisis enzimática, definiéndose la concentración de enzima y la temperatura del proceso en la cinética enzimática. Se definió dosis de 1/90 concentración de enzima y temperatura de 30 oC para un proceso de 16 horas. Se trabajó en dos ciclos de reuso de la enzima y se obtuvo un rendimiento de 0.83 l de enzima (1:90/kg de bagazo.

  14. Dynamics of a surface-modified miniaturized SiN mechanical resonator via a nanometer-scale pore array

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    Lee, Eun Joong; Cho, Myung Rae; Kim, Seunghwan; Park, Yun Daniel; Kouh, Taejoon

    2016-05-01

    We have fabricated porous miniaturized SiN resonators with various dimensions and studied their mechanical dynamics at their resonant modes. The surface modification of the resonators has been achieved by etching through a thin porous anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) mask, prepared by two-step anodization. Even though these porous resonators show well-defined Lorentzian line-shapes at their resonant modes, the corresponding fundamental flexural resonance frequencies are lower than those from typical non-porous resonators. The change in the resonance frequency is due to the presence of the pores on the surface, which reduces the effective tensile stress across the beam structure, as shown from both experimental measurements and the computational model. In addition, the observed quality factor reveals the level of dissipation originating from the surface modification. The principal dissipation mechanism is found to be gas damping in the free molecular flow regime. Based on the dissipation measurement, one can see an increase in the surface-to-mass ratio, which is responsible for the increased dissipation in the porous beam structure. The work presented here demonstrates simple integration of mechanical elements with a nanopatterning technique based on an AAO as well as the tuning of mechanics via surface modification at a small scale. Such a scheme could provide an additional degree of freedom in developing a mechanical sensing element with enhanced effective surface area.

  15. Eficacia de un programa de entrenamiento en memoria en el mantenimiento de ancianos con y sin deterioro cognitivo

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    M.ª Dolores Calero García

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del este estudio ha sido analizar el efecto de un entrenamiento en memoria en el mantenimiento cognitivo de ancianos con y sin deterioro cognitivo. Método: En la investigación han participado 98 ancianos (59 grupo tratamiento y 39 grupo control que han sido evaluados en tres momentos temporales (antes del entrenamiento, después del mismo y tras 9 meses con diversas pruebas de funcionamiento cognitivo. Las personas del grupo tratamiento han participado en un programa de entrenamiento en memoria de 14 sesiones. Resultados: Los resultados muestran que los ancianos del grupo tratamiento mejoran su rendimiento cognitivo en las evaluaciones posteriores al entrenamiento mientras que las del grupo control sufren un declive de tal manera que, aunque no existen diferencias significativas de partida entre grupos, éstas sí que se producen una vez introducida la fase de entrenamiento. Conclusiones: los resultados muestran los efectos positivos de este tipo de intervenciones cuando se trabaja con población anciana.

  16. Al Incorporation at All Growth Stages of Al x Ga1- x N Epilayers Using SiN Treatment

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    Benzarti, Z.; Halidou, I.; Touré, A.; El Jani, B.

    2016-02-01

    Al compositional distribution of Al x Ga1- x N epilayers grown on SiN-treated sapphire substrate by atmospheric pressure metalorganic vapor phase epitaxy is investigated. The growth process was interrupted at various stages allowing a systematic study of Al x Ga1- x N epilayers during the smoothing process. A transition from three-dimensional (3D) to two-dimensional (2D) growth mode is revealed by in situ laser reflectometry (λ = 632.8 nm) as well as by atomic force microscopic images. Then, ion mass spectrometry analysis was performed to obtain the solid Al composition ( x) profile as well as by photoluminescence measurements. Moreover, the in situ reflectivity signal is simulated; thereby Al x Ga1- x N growth rate is derived and compared with that of GaN layer in order to study the effect of the aluminum incorporation on the growth mechanism. It is worth emphasising that the growth mode of Al x Ga1- x N layers is dictated by SiN treatment, which influences the Al compositional distribution. Electron mobility and refractive index against the thickness of Al x Ga1- x N layers have similar trends, which confirm a competitive mechanism between growth mode and Al incorporation. Therefore, the correlation between the Al composition and morphological, optical, and electrical properties of Al x Ga1- x N layers is established.

  17. An array of cold-electron bolometers with SIN tunnel junctions and JFET readout for cosmology instruments

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    A novel concept of the parallel/series array of Cold-Electron Bolometers (CEB) with Superconductor-Insulator-Normal (SIN) Tunnel Junctions has been proposed. The concept was developed specially for matching the CEB with JFET amplifier at conditions of high optical power load. The CEB is a planar antenna-coupled superconducting detector with high sensitivity. For combination of effective HF operation and low noise properties the current-biased CEBs are connected in series for DC and in parallel for HF signal. A signal is concentrated from an antenna to the absorber through the capacitance of the tunnel junctions and through additional capacitance for coupling of superconducting islands. Using array of CEBs the applications can be considerably extended to higher power load by distributing the power between N CEBs and decreasing the electron temperature. Due to increased responsivity the noise matching is so effective that photon NEP could be easily achieved at 300 mK with a room temperature JFET for wide range of optical power loads. The concept of the CEB array has been developed for the BOOMERanG balloon telescope and other Cosmology instruments

  18. A Pretreatment Method for the Velocity of DVL Based on the Motion Constraint for the Integrated SINS/DVL

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    Li-Ye Zhao

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available It is difficult for autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs to obtain accurate aided position information in many locations because of underwater conditions. The velocity accuracy from the Doppler velocity log (DVL is a key element in deciding the AUV position accuracy when the integration system of Strapdown Inertial Navigation System/DVL/Magnetic Compass/Press Sensor (SINS/DVL/MCP/PS is adopted. However, random noise and sudden noise in DVL caused by sound scattering, fishing populations, and seafloor gullies introduce level attitude errors and accumulate as position error. To restrain random noise, a velocity tracing method is designed based on the constant velocity model and the assumption of slow motion of AUV. To address sudden noise, a fault diagnosis method based on the χ 2 rule is introduced to judge sudden changes from innovation. When a sudden change occurs, the time update of the velocity from the tracing model is used for data fusion instead of the velocity from DVL. Simulation test results indicate that with this velocity tracing algorithm, random noise in the DVL can be effectively restrained. The level attitude accuracy and the level position accuracy are also improved with the time update of the velocity when the sudden change occurs.

  19. GALILEO/SINS组合导航系统研究%Research on GALILEO/SINS Integrated Navigation System

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    华冰; 刘建业; 熊智; 刘红

    2005-01-01

    GALILEO是新一代的全球卫星定位系统.文章根据GALILEO系统的特点,有针对性地研究了GALILEO/捷联惯导(SINS)伪距组合导航模式.分析并建立了GALILEO的误差方程,并以此为基础,给出了GALILEO/SINS伪距组合导航系统的误差模型和相应的卡尔曼滤波方程.为了有效验证设计的组合导航系统的有效性,在仿真过程中采用了协方差分析法,对组合导航系统性能进行了仿真研究.仿真结果表明GALILEO/SINS伪距组合导航系统能够有效的提高导航精度,随着GALILEO的不断完善,该系统将具有很大的应用前景.

  20. Paleoenvironmental reconstruction based on palynofacies analyses of the Cansona Formation (Late Cretaceous), Sinú-San Jacinto Basin, northwest Colombia

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    Juliao-Lemus, Tatiana; Carvalho, Marcelo de Araujo; Torres, Diego; Plata, Angelo; Parra, Carlos

    2016-08-01

    To reconstruct the paleoenvironments of the Cansona Formation, a Cretaceous succession in Colombia that has controversial paleoenvironmental interpretation, occasionally deep marine and occasionally shallow marine, palynofacies analyses were conducted on 93 samples from four sections of the Sinú San Jacinto Basin in the north, midwest, and southwest sectors. For the palynofacies analyses, the kerogen categories were counted and subjected to cluster analyses. Four palynofacies associations were revealed for the four sections: Palynofacies Association I (PA I), which consisted of microforaminiferal linings, scolecodonts, dinoflagellate cysts, pollen grains, and fungi hyphae; PA II, which consisted of phytoclast translucent non-biostructured and biostructured, opaque phytoclasts (equidimensional and lath shaped); PA III, which consisted of pseudoamorphous particles, cuticles, resin, and fungal spores; and PA IV, which consisted of fluorescent and non-fluorescent amorphous organic matter and the fresh-water algae Botryococcus. In contrast to early studies that suggested a generalization of the depositional environment for the Cansona Formation (deep or shallow conditions), this study suggests that the formation reflects conspicuous stratigraphic and lateral changes and hence different depositional environments. The Cerro Cansona (CC4 section) and Chalán (AP section) areas are a more marine proximal settings (Early Campanian-Maastrichtian), and there is an intermediate setting for the Lorica area (SC section) and deeper conditions for the Montería area (CP2 section).

  1. Estudio de la intercara de una preforma híbrida infiltrada sin presión

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    Rams, J.

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available This work presents an interfacial characterization of the matrix/reinforcement interface of an aluminium matrix composite reinforced with Saffil fibres and alumina particles was manufactured using the PrimexTM pressureless infiltration process. Scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy were used to carry out the microstructural and chemical characterization of the composite material. In addition, a mechanical characterization was conducted by the nanoindentation technique. This research concludes that the composite presents a good bonding between the matrix and the reinforcements.

    En este trabajo se presenta la caracterización de la intercara matriz/refuerzo en un compuesto de matriz de aluminio reforzado con fibras de Saffil y partículas de alúmina, fabricado mediante el proceso de infiltración sin presión, Primex. La caracterización microestructural y química del material compuesto se ha realizado mediante microscopía electrónica de barrido y mediante análisis semicuantitativo por energía dispersiva de rayos-X. Asimismo, se ha realizado una caracterización mecánica del material compuesto utilizando la técnica de nanoindentación. De la investigación se concluye que se tiene una buena unión entre los refuerzos y la matriz.

  2. High-temperature ultraviolet detection based on surface photovoltage effect in SiN passivated n-GaN films

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    Matys, M.; Adamowicz, B.; Zytkiewicz, Z. R.; Taube, A.; Kruszka, R.; Piotrowska, A.

    2016-08-01

    We investigated the surface photovoltage (SPV) effect in n-GaN layers passivated with various insulators, i.e., Al2O3, SiO2, and SiN for ultraviolet (UV) light detection. We revealed that SPV in SiN/GaN shows markedly different behaviour than in oxide/GaN, i.e., the photo-signal exhibited very fast response (1 s) and recovery (2 s) times, contrary to oxide/GaN, and it was thermally stable up to 523 K. Furthermore, SPV spectra for SiN/GaN showed a sharp cut-off edge directly corresponding to the GaN band gap. We explained these results in terms of the different band structure of SiN/GaN and oxide/GaN junctions. All the observed properties of SPV response from SiN/GaN indicate that this relatively simple system can be applied to sensitive high temperature visible-blind UV detection.

  3. THE SINS/zC-SINF SURVEY OF z ∼ 2GALAXY KINEMATICS: THE NATURE OF DISPERSION-DOMINATED GALAXIES

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    We analyze the spectra, spatial distributions, and kinematics of Hα, [N II], and [S II] emission in a sample of 38, z ∼ 2.2 UV/optically selected star-forming galaxies (SFGs) from the SINS and zC-SINF surveys, 34 of which were observed in the adaptive optics mode of SINFONI and 30 of those contain data presented for the first time here. This is supplemented by kinematic data from 43 z ∼ 1-2.5 galaxies from the literature. None of these 81 galaxies is an obvious major merger. We find that the kinematic classification of high-z SFGs as ''dispersion dominated'' or ''rotation dominated'' correlates most strongly with their intrinsic sizes. Smaller galaxies are more likely ''dispersion-dominated'' for two main reasons: (1) the rotation velocity scales linearly with galaxy size but intrinsic velocity dispersion does not depend on size or may even increase in smaller galaxies, and as such, their ratio is systematically lower for smaller galaxies, and (2) beam smearing strongly decreases large-scale velocity gradients and increases observed dispersion much more for galaxies with sizes at or below the resolution. Dispersion-dominated SFGs may thus have intrinsic properties similar to ''rotation-dominated'' SFGs, but are primarily more compact, lower mass, less metal enriched, and may have higher gas fractions, plausibly because they represent an earlier evolutionary state.

  4. THE SINS/zC-SINF SURVEY OF z {approx} 2GALAXY KINEMATICS: THE NATURE OF DISPERSION-DOMINATED GALAXIES

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    Newman, Sarah F.; Genzel, Reinhard [Department of Astronomy, Campbell Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); Foerster Schreiber, Natascha M.; Buschkamp, Peter; Davies, Ric; Eisenhauer, Frank; Kurk, Jaron; Lutz, Dieter [Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (MPE), Giessenbachstr. 1, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Shapiro Griffin, Kristen [Space Sciences Research Group, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, Redondo Beach, CA 90278 (United States); Mancini, Chiara; Renzini, Alvio [Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova, Vicolo dell' Osservatorio 5, Padova I-35122 (Italy); Lilly, Simon J.; Carollo, C. Marcella; Peng, Yingjie [Institute of Astronomy, Department of Physics, Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule, ETH Zuerich CH-8093 (Switzerland); Bouche, Nicolas [Universite de Toulouse, UPS-OMP, IRAP, Toulouse (France); Burkert, Andreas [Universitaets-Sternwarte Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (USM), Scheinerstr. 1, Muenchen D-81679 (Germany); Cresci, Giovanni [Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica Osservatorio Astronomico di Arcetri, Largo Enrico Fermi 5, I-50125 Firenze (Italy); Genel, Shy [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Hicks, Erin K. S. [Department of Astronomy, University of Washington, Box 351580, Seattle, WA 98195-1580 (United States); Naab, Thorsten, E-mail: sfnewman@berkeley.edu [Max-Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Karl Schwarzschildstrasse 1, D-85748 Garching (Germany); and others

    2013-04-20

    We analyze the spectra, spatial distributions, and kinematics of H{alpha}, [N II], and [S II] emission in a sample of 38, z {approx} 2.2 UV/optically selected star-forming galaxies (SFGs) from the SINS and zC-SINF surveys, 34 of which were observed in the adaptive optics mode of SINFONI and 30 of those contain data presented for the first time here. This is supplemented by kinematic data from 43 z {approx} 1-2.5 galaxies from the literature. None of these 81 galaxies is an obvious major merger. We find that the kinematic classification of high-z SFGs as ''dispersion dominated'' or ''rotation dominated'' correlates most strongly with their intrinsic sizes. Smaller galaxies are more likely ''dispersion-dominated'' for two main reasons: (1) the rotation velocity scales linearly with galaxy size but intrinsic velocity dispersion does not depend on size or may even increase in smaller galaxies, and as such, their ratio is systematically lower for smaller galaxies, and (2) beam smearing strongly decreases large-scale velocity gradients and increases observed dispersion much more for galaxies with sizes at or below the resolution. Dispersion-dominated SFGs may thus have intrinsic properties similar to ''rotation-dominated'' SFGs, but are primarily more compact, lower mass, less metal enriched, and may have higher gas fractions, plausibly because they represent an earlier evolutionary state.

  5. At sanse sin perception

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    Thomsen, Bodil Marie Stavning

    2015-01-01

    En aktualiserende refleksion over perceptionsformernes belysning i Hotel Pro Formas forestilling “Hvorfor bli'r det nat, mor” (1989).......En aktualiserende refleksion over perceptionsformernes belysning i Hotel Pro Formas forestilling “Hvorfor bli'r det nat, mor” (1989)....

  6. Abortion: sin or crime?

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    Kulpys, Žydrūnas

    2005-01-01

    Abortą nagrinėja ir moralinė teologija, ir kanonų teisė. Moralinė teologija gvildeną abortą kaip didelį moralinį blogį ir sunkią nuodėmę. Kanonų teisė nagrinėja abortą ir kaip teisinį nusikaltimą, už kurį automatiškai skiriama griežta sankcija - ekskomunikavimas. Kokiomis aplinkybėmis abortas yra nuodėmė ir kada jis tampa ir teisiniu nusikaltimu, automatiškai užtraukiančiu atskyrimą nuo Bažnyčios - ekskomunikavimą? Vien tik aborto nuodėmė neužtraukia ekskomunikos. Nors abortas yra sunki nuodė...

  7. La historia sin telos

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    Rohbeck, Johannes

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Marx’s conception of history has always been the object of multiple discussions. This is intimately linked to the reception of historical materialism, elevated to the category of dogma. In this work we try, on the contrary, to reconstruct in a systematic way Marx’s reflections on history. On the one hand, he continues to write the philosophy of history of the Enlightenment up to Hegel in accordance to the precepts of universal history, and even radicalizing the historical perspective, in so far as he considers nature and man as historical events. On the other hand, Marx criticizes the faith in progress of the Enlightenment questioning the defended parallelism between technical and economic progress, and political and moral progress. In the same way, Marx also criticizes Hegel’s idealist philosophy and liberates philosoph of history from metaphysical presuppostions.La concepción de la historia de Marx ha sido siempre objeto de intensas discusiones, lo cual está estrechamente relacionado con la recepción del materialismo histórico, elevado a la categoría de dogma. En este trabajo se intenta, por el contrario, reconstruir de forma sistemática las reflexiones de Marx sobre la historia. Por un lado, continua escribiendo la filosofía de la historia de la Ilustración hasta Hegel conforme a los preceptos de la historia universal, radicalizando incluso la perspectiva histórica, en tanto que considera a la naturaleza y al hombre sucesos históricos. Por otro, Marx critica la fe en el progreso de la Ilustración cuestionando el paralelismo defendido entre progreso técnico y económico y progreso político y moral. Del mismo modo, Marx también critica la filosofía idealista de Hegel y libera la filosofía de la historia de supuestos metafísicos.

  8. Crecer sin lenguaje

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    Julio Santiago

    2008-01-01

    ¿Es innato el lenguaje? Los niños sordos nacidos de padres oyentes y que no han sido expuestos a una lengua de signos constituyen un sorprendente experimento de la naturaleza que promete ayudar a aclarar esta cuestión fundamental de la ciencia cognitiva.

  9. Recordar sin recordar

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    Stefano Brugnolo

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available A menudo son las víctimas las que recuerdan las violencias que les han infligido poderes brutales. Bolaño en cambio explora la memoria de un semi-culpable, es decir de alguien que pertenece a la que Primo Levi llamó la « zona gris ». Se trata del crítico literario Sebastián Urrutia Lacroix. Éste evoca los años de la dictadura y muestra su cómplice aceptación del régimen. Este ensayo se propone mostrar cómo el protagonista efectoa una serie de desplazamientos, digresiones, precisiones superfluas, descripciones eufemísticas para posponer la confrontación con los recuerdos de la dictadura más difíciles de enfrentar. Estas estrategias de confrontación y no-confrontación con el pasado cuentan la dificultad de muchos latinoamericanos para admitir que se han visto implicados con la dictadura de distintas maneras. Las múltiples figuras de desplazamiento se hallan en la base del carácter cómico del texto que evidencia los aspectos trágicamente ridículos de muchos otros discursos de negación o de muchos otros discursos que van a la búsqueda de una imposible auto-absolución.Often it is the victims who remember the violence they have suffered at the hands of brutal powers. Bolaño, on the contrary, explores the memory of the semi-guilty, the memory of someone belonging to what Primo Levi called, “ The Gray Area ”. Such a person is Sebastián Urrutia Lacroix, who, in a long monologue, reminisces about the years of dictatorship and his complicit acceptance of the regime. The essay sets out to show how the protagonist achieves a series of displacements, digressions, superfluous position-honing, euphemistic descriptions, so as to postpone confrontation with the more-difficult-to-face memories of the dictatorship. These strategies of confrontation/non-confrontation with the past is telling of the difficulty for many Latin-Americans to admit that they have been complicit in the dictatorship in different ways. The multiple figures of displacements are at the foundation of the comic nature of the text, which highlights the tragically ridiculous aspects of many other denial discourses of other discourse in search of an impossible self-absolution.

  10. Seven Survey Sins

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    Gehlbach, Hunter

    2015-01-01

    As pressure builds to assess students, teachers, and schools, educational practitioners and policy makers are increasingly looking toward student perception surveys as a promising means to collect high-quality, useful data. For instance, the widely cited Measures of Effective Teaching study lists student perception surveys as one of the three key…

  11. Memory: sins and virtues

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    Schacter, Daniel L.

    2013-01-01

    Memory plays an important role in everyday life but does not provide an exact and unchanging record of experience: research has documented that memory is a constructive process that is subject to a variety of errors and distortions. Yet these memory “sins” also reflect the operation of adaptive aspects of memory. Memory can thus be characterized as an adaptive constructive process, which plays a functional role in cognition but produces distortions, errors, or illusions as a consequence of d...

  12. Crecer sin lenguaje

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    Julio Santiago

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available ¿Es innato el lenguaje? Los niños sordos nacidos de padres oyentes y que no han sido expuestos a una lengua de signos constituyen un sorprendente experimento de la naturaleza que promete ayudar a aclarar esta cuestión fundamental de la ciencia cognitiva.

  13. Un futuro sin memoria

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    Espuelas, Fernando

    2012-01-01

    La puesta en cuestión de la arquitectura en este momento, en que ha dejado de ser una herramienta útil para los procesos de producción-consumo, tiene un paralelismo con la crisis que sufrió en los años Sesenta debido al agotamiento del Movimiento Moderno. El artículo hace un repaso a cómo el grupo radical Superstudio propuso la reducción de la arquitectura a un punto cero desde el que cuestionar el futuro de la arquitectura. ENG: The questioning of architecture at this time,...

  14. Un futuro sin memoria

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    Espuelas Cid, Juan Fernando

    2012-01-01

    La puesta en cuestión de la arquitectura en este momento, en que ha dejado de ser una herramienta útil para los procesos de producción-consumo, tiene un paralelismo con la crisis que sufrió en los años Sesenta debido al agotamiento del Movimiento Moderno. El artículo hace un repaso a cómo el grupo radical Superstudio propuso la reducción de la arquitectura a un punto cero desde el que cuestionar el futuro de la arquitectura. The questioning of architecture at this time,...

  15. Totality eclipses of the Sun

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    Littmann, Mark; Willcox, Ken

    2008-01-01

    A total eclipse of the Sun is the most awesome sight in the heavens. Totality: Eclipses of the Sun takes you to eclipses of the past, present, and future, and lets you see - and feel - why people travel to the ends of the Earth to observe them. - ;A total eclipse of the Sun is the most awesome sight in the heavens. Totality: Eclipses of the Sun takes you to eclipses of the past, present, and future, and lets you see - and feel - why people travel to the ends of the Earth to observe them. Totality: Eclipses of the Sun is the best guide and reference book on solar eclipses ever written. It explains: how to observe them; how to photograph and videotape them; why they occur; their history and mythology; and future eclipses - when and where to see them. Totality also tells the remarkable story of how eclipses shocked scientists, revealed the workings of the Sun, and made Einstein famous. And the book shares the experiences and advice of many veteran eclipse observers. Totality: Eclipses of the Sun is profusely ill...

  16. Fabrication of hydrophilic S/In2O3 core–shell nanocomposite for enhancement of photocatalytic performance under visible light irradiation

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    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • The elemental core–shell heterostructure was reported for the first time. • The hydrophilic core–shell S/In2O3 photocatalyst was prepared by ball milling. • The rate constant of 10% S/In2O3 is 11.6 and 13.5 times that of In2O3 and S. • The hydrophilicity and efficiently separation of carriers are major factor. - Abstract: Recently, elemental semiconductors as new photocatalysts excited by visible light have attracted great attention due to their potential applications for environmental remediation and clean energy generation. However, it is still a challenge to fabricate elemental photocatalysts with high activity and stability. In this paper, a straightforward ball-milling method was carried out to fabricate core–shell S/In2O3 nanocomposite photocatalyst with high performance. The photocatalyst was characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), UV–vis diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS), Brunauer–Emmett–Teller (BET) method, photoluminescence spectra (PL) and super-hydrophilic experiment. The results showed that In2O3 nanoparticles were successfully grown round of S blocks and formed core–shell heterostructures. The 10% S/In2O3 core–shell nanocomposite exhibited the highest photocatalytic activity for degradation of rhodamine B (RhB) under visible light irradiation. The reaction rate constant (k) of the 10% S/In2O3 core–shell nanocomposite is about 8.7 times as high as the sum of pure In2O3 and S because of the formation of core–shell S/In2O3 heterostructures, which might remedy the drawbacks of poor hydrophilicity of S, enhance visible light absorption and separate the photogenerated carriers efficiently. Furthermore, the mechanism of influence on the photocatalytic activity of the S/In2O3 core–shell nanocomposite was also discussed. It is anticipated that our work may open up a new

  17. The first Polish total laryngectomies

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    Kierzek, Andrzej; Paprocka-Borowicz, Małgorzata; Pozowski, Andrzej; Kuciel-Lewandowska, Jadwiga

    2013-01-01

    The total removal of the larynx (total laryngectomy), performed in 1872 by the well-known Viennese surgeon Christian A. Theodor Billroth (1829–1894), was an epoch-making event in the history of surgery and laryngology. This paper presents the first surgeons who performed this operation. The first Pole who performed a total laryngectomy (1877) was Julian Kosiński (1833–1914), head of the Surgical Clinic of Imperial University Warsaw. It was the 14th operation of this kind in the world. Several...

  18. Abstract Proceedings Signal and Imaging Sciences Workshop CASIS Workshop 2006

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    Roberts, R

    2006-11-07

    These abstracts cover the following topics: (1) Analysis of massive datasets; (2) Nondestructive evaluation; (3) Imaging methodology; (4) NIF optics inspection; (5) Model-based signal processing and estimation; and (6) Image processing and analysis.

  19. C.A.S.I.S. Workshop 2003 Abstract Proceedings

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    Azevedo, S

    2003-11-10

    Thirty five years ago, while in the neutron cross section group led by Robert Howerton at LLNL, the concept of reconstructing a three dimensional spatial distribution from its projections onto two dimensional planes was tackled by some of us using three now well known methods: simple back projection, Fourier projection theorem methods and iterative least squares algebraic reconstruction. The method of iterative least squares reconstruction was implemented on patient data in the early 1970s using photons from radionuclides detected by the Anger Camera. The method useful for computed tomography was modified to include the attenuation of the photons from an unknown source through an unknown attenuation distribution (a problem thought to be intractable until 1974). These methods along with a multitude of other methods developed by my small group of Ronald Huesman, Grant Gullberg, William Greenberg and Stephen Derenzo were prepared as a library with examples in FORTRAN, RECLBL. Those codes were found useful for computed tomography, geophysical problems and plasma confinement research topics in addition to their use in Nuclear Medicine. The codes were used even in the early days of magnetic resonance imaging when back projection of filtered projection data were used before the incorporation of phase encoding methods. In 1970s computed tomography of a single section of the brain required 4 minutes for single photon tomography or positron emission tomography about 30 minutes were required. Even proton and helium ion tomography were accomplished in the 1970s but with more that 2 hours of data acquisition. Thirty years later CT systems deliver 16 sections per second with 1 mm resolution and PET systems acquire 40 sections with about 4 mm resolution in 5 minutes. Computation times have reduced from 18 hours on the CDC 6600s and 7600s for gated, list mode data to less than 5 minutes in the last 30 years. Similar ratios of improvement have benefited ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging. So what are the constant elements of imaging and what are the elements which change in the future? By the constant elements I refer to those principles which are time or history invariant (e.g., Fourier projection theorem, methods for detection of single or limited number of sources are not optimal for continuous distributions; limited angle or incomplete data are missing sources, which cannot be set to zero; back projecting data into unnatural pixels or voxels will result in erroneous reconstructions, etc.). The elements, which will change in the future include improvements in 5 attributes of an imaging modality: spatial resolution, time resolution, volume of the imaged object, signal to noise, contrast sensitivity. Signal to noise improvements include methods to reduce scatter in photon imaging as well as improvement in data transmission and processing before digitization. The one attribute of most importance in the selection of the imaging modality to solve a problem (e.g., electric source imaging vs electron density imaging) is contrast sensitivity because it is this property which distinguishes one method from another and it is this attribute, which can be amplified as is illustrated by the injection of high atomic number contrast agents or radionuclides, which target specific tissues. A new concept in imaging is the use of a pro-targeting agent such as a chemical which will seek the target of interest or be modified by the environment of interest such that when a signaling tracer or contrast agent is injected later that agent will attach only to the modified or sequestered pro-targeting agent. The intent of this presentation is to show the evolution of PET, SPECT and MRI from the perspectives of spatial resolution and contrast sensitivity. The limits of SPECT at 1 mm resolution for animal studies, of PET at 2 mm resolution for human studies and of MRI at 50 micrometers for the surface of the brain will be presented in the context of new scintillation detector materials, new imaging gantries and magnetic fields of 12 T. A presentation of an algorithm for Fresnel coded aperture imaging will initiate a discussion of other coded aperture approaches of interest to LLNL.

  20. Se evitaron casi 800 000 muertes por descenso del tabaquismo

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    Programas y estrategias de control del tabaco del siglo XX fueron responsables de la prevención de más de 795 000 muertes por cáncer de pulmón en Estados Unidos de 1975 al 2000. Si todo el tabaquismo en este país hubiera cesado después de la publicación d

  1. The Developmental Regulator Protein Gon4l Associates with Protein YY1, Co-repressor Sin3a, and Histone Deacetylase 1 and Mediates Transcriptional Repression*

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    Lu, Ping; Hankel, Isaiah L.; Hostager, Bruce S.; Swartzendruber, Julie A.; Friedman, Ann D.; Brenton, Janet L.; Rothman, Paul B.; Colgan, John D.

    2011-01-01

    Genetic studies involving zebrafish and mice have demonstrated that the protein Gon4l (Gon4-like) is essential for hematopoiesis. These studies also suggested that Gon4l regulates gene expression during hematopoietic development, yet the biochemical function of Gon4l has not been defined. Here, we describe the identification of factors that interact with Gon4l and may cooperate with this protein to regulate gene expression. As predicted by polypeptide sequence conservation, Gon4l interacted and co-localized with the DNA-binding protein YY1 (Yin Yang 1). Density gradient sedimentation analysis of protein lysates from mouse M12 B cells showed that Gon4l and YY1 co-sediment with the transcriptional co-repressor Sin3a and its functional partner histone deacetylase (HDAC) 1. Consistent with these results, immunoprecipitation studies showed that Gon4l associates with Sin3a, HDAC1, and YY1 as a part of complexes that form in M12 cells. Sequential immunoprecipitation studies demonstrated that Gon4l, YY1, Sin3a, and HDAC1 could all associate as components of a single complex and that a conserved domain spanning the central portion of Gon4l was required for formation of this complex. When targeted to DNA, Gon4l repressed the activity of a nearby promoter, which correlated with the ability to interact with Sin3a and HDAC1. Our data suggest that Sin3a, HDAC1, and YY1 are co-factors for Gon4l and that Gon4l may function as a platform for the assembly of complexes that regulate gene expression. PMID:21454521

  2. The developmental regulator protein Gon4l associates with protein YY1, co-repressor Sin3a, and histone deacetylase 1 and mediates transcriptional repression.

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    Lu, Ping; Hankel, Isaiah L; Hostager, Bruce S; Swartzendruber, Julie A; Friedman, Ann D; Brenton, Janet L; Rothman, Paul B; Colgan, John D

    2011-05-20

    Genetic studies involving zebrafish and mice have demonstrated that the protein Gon4l (Gon4-like) is essential for hematopoiesis. These studies also suggested that Gon4l regulates gene expression during hematopoietic development, yet the biochemical function of Gon4l has not been defined. Here, we describe the identification of factors that interact with Gon4l and may cooperate with this protein to regulate gene expression. As predicted by polypeptide sequence conservation, Gon4l interacted and co-localized with the DNA-binding protein YY1 (Yin Yang 1). Density gradient sedimentation analysis of protein lysates from mouse M12 B cells showed that Gon4l and YY1 co-sediment with the transcriptional co-repressor Sin3a and its functional partner histone deacetylase (HDAC) 1. Consistent with these results, immunoprecipitation studies showed that Gon4l associates with Sin3a, HDAC1, and YY1 as a part of complexes that form in M12 cells. Sequential immunoprecipitation studies demonstrated that Gon4l, YY1, Sin3a, and HDAC1 could all associate as components of a single complex and that a conserved domain spanning the central portion of Gon4l was required for formation of this complex. When targeted to DNA, Gon4l repressed the activity of a nearby promoter, which correlated with the ability to interact with Sin3a and HDAC1. Our data suggest that Sin3a, HDAC1, and YY1 are co-factors for Gon4l and that Gon4l may function as a platform for the assembly of complexes that regulate gene expression. PMID:21454521

  3. Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement

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    Full Text Available ... an anterior approach total hip replacement with the patient on a regular OR table supine. My name ... less invasive without being small incision surgery. Obese patients can be easier due to less distribution of ...

  4. Total anomalous pulmonary venous return

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    TAPVR; Total veins; Congenital heart defect - TAPVR; Cyanotic heart disease - TAPVR ... Fraser CD, Carberry KE. Congenital heart disease. In: Townsend CM Jr, Beauchamp RD, Evers BM, Mattox KL, eds. Sabiston Textbook of Surgery . 19th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier ...

  5. Total Knee Replacement for Women

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    Full Text Available ... at Florida Orthopedic Institute in Tampa, Florida. Tonight I’ll be moderating a Zimmer Gender Solutions total ... the e-mail seen on your screen, and I’ll do my best to sift through those ...

  6. Total Knee Replacement for Women

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    Full Text Available ... that we feel because of their health and age has the potential for a total knee to ... I can evaluate? Is there any cut-off age that you would put in regular polyethylene or ...

  7. Minimally Invasive Total Knee Arthroplasty

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    Full Text Available ... Institute. We're going to be doing an MIS total knee arthroplasty with the Zimmer mobile bearing ... this point. And there is many recipes for MIS knee surgery as there are surgeons. What’s kind ...

  8. Total Product Life Cycle (TPLC)

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The Total Product Life Cycle (TPLC) database integrates premarket and postmarket data about medical devices. It includes information pulled from CDRH databases...

  9. A Choir for Total Communication.

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    Knapp, Ruth Ann

    1980-01-01

    The Total Communication Choir of the Saginaw, Michigan, public schools integrates deaf and hearing elementary and junior high students in music performance. All students both sign and sing. Methods used to instruct the choir are described. (SJL)

  10. Qualità totale e mobilità totale

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    Giuseppe Trieste

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available FIABA ONLUS (Italian Fund for Elimination of Architectural Barriers was founded in 2000 with the aim of promoting a culture of equal opportunities and, above all, it has as its main goal to involve public and private institutions to create a really accessible and usable environment for everyone. Total accessibility, Total usability and Total mobility are key indicators to define quality of life within cities. A supportive environment that is free of architectural, cultural and psychological barriers allows everyone to live with ease and universality. In fact, people who access to goods and services in the urban context can use to their advantage time and space, so they can do their activities and can maintain relationships that are deemed significant for their social life. The main aim of urban accessibility is to raise the comfort of space for citizens, eliminating all barriers that discriminate people, and prevent from an equality of opportunity. “FIABA FUND - City of ... for the removal of architectural barriers” is an idea of FIABA that has already affected many regions of Italy as Lazio, Lombardy, Campania, Abruzzi and Calabria. It is a National project which provides for opening a bank account in the cities of referring, in which for the first time, all together, individuals and private and public institutions can make a donation to fund initiatives for the removal of architectural barriers within its own territory for a real and effective total accessibility. Last February the fund was launched in Rome with the aim of achieving a Capital without barriers and a Town European model of accessibility and usability. Urban mobility is a prerequisite to access to goods and services, and to organize activities related to daily life. FIABA promotes the concept of sustainable mobility for all, supported by the European Commission’s White Paper. We need a cultural change in management and organization of public means, which might focus on

  11. Total Liability for Excessive Harm

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    Cooter, Robert D; Porat, Ariel

    2005-01-01

    The harm that each individual causes others is unverifiable in some circumstances where the total harm caused by everyone is verifiable. For example, the environmental agency can often measure the total harm caused by pollution much easier than it can measure the harm caused by each individual polluter. In these circumstances, implementing the usual liability rules or externality taxes is impossible. We propose a novel solution: Hold each participant in the activity responsible for all of the...

  12. Total Liability for Excessive Harm

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    Cooter, Robert D; Porat, Ariel

    2004-01-01

    In many circumstances, the total harm caused by everyone is verifiable, and the harm caused by each individual is unverifiable. For example, the environmental agency can measure the total harm caused by pollution much easier than it can measure the harm caused by each individual polluter. In these circumstances, implementing the usual liability rules or externality taxes is impossible. We propose a novel solution: Hold each participant in the activity responsible for all of the excessive harm...

  13. Total synthesis of (-)-spinosyn A.

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    Mergott, Dustin J; Frank, Scott A; Roush, William R

    2004-08-17

    A convergent, highly stereoselective total synthesis of (-)-spinosyn A (1) is described. Key features of the synthesis include the transannular Diels-Alder reaction of macrocyclic pentaene 11 and the transannular Morita-Baylis-Hillman cyclization of 12 that generates tetracycle 26. The total synthesis of (-)-spinosyn A was completed by a sequence involving the highly beta-selective glycosidation reaction of 13 and glycosyl imidate 30. PMID:15173590

  14. The total charm cross section

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    R. Vogt

    2007-01-01

    We assess the theoretical uncertainties on the total charm cross section. We discuss the importance of the quark mass, the scale choice and the parton densities on the estimate of the uncertainty. We conclude that due to the small charm quark mass, which amplifies the effect of the other parameters in the calculation, the uncertainty on the total charm cross section is difficult to quantify.

  15. Hematología y química sanguínea de juveniles de Rubio (Salminus affinis Pisces: Characidae del río Sinú Hematology and Blood Chemistry of Juveniles Rubio (Salminus affinis Pisces: Characidae Captured in the River Sinú

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    Genes López Fernando

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Rubio Salminus affinis es un pez reofílico, distribuido en ríos de Colombia y Ecuador . Se estudiaron características hematológicas y química sanguínea buscando generar información básica para desarrollar tecnologías de producción piscícola. Fueron examinados diez rubios juveniles aparentemente sanos (117,5±38,6 g de peso y 17,6±3,3 cm de longitud total capturados en el río Sinú. Los peces se tranquilizaron durante cinco minutos en agua a 18 °C y se tomaron 2 mL de sangre por vacutecnia con EDTA (Vacuette®, Greiner Bioone, USA. La química se determinó utilizando reactivos para cada parámetro (ByoSystems SA, España y el hemograma se desarrolló con técnicas tradicionales, a excepción del recuento total de leucocitos y trombocitos en el que se utilizó el reactivo de Natt y Herricks. Los frotis sanguíneos fueron teñidos con Wright y en ellos se determinaron las dimensiones celulares. El recuento total de eritrocitos fue 2,2±0,4x106/mm3, los trombocitos 25,4±4,4x103/mm3 y los leucocitos fueron estimados en 6,1±2,0x103/mm3. El conteo diferencial de leucocitos fue 68,8±5,9% linfocitos, 28,5±5,2% neutrófilos, 2,1±0,9% monocitos, 0,4±1,3% basófilos y 0,2±0,4% eosinófilos. La hemoglobina en 12,53±2,2 g/dL y el hematocrito 36,2%. Los índices eritrocitarios: volumen corpuscular medio (VCM 163,8±22,6 fL, concentración de hemoglobina corpuscular media (CHCM 35,0±7,5 g/dL y hemoglobina corpuscular media (HCM de 58,5±19,7 pg. Las proteínas totales fueron 3,8±5,9 g/dL, glucosa 128,9±21,9 mg/dL, colesterol 277,8±92,7 mg/dL, triglicéridos 192,0±109,1 mg/dL y albúmina 2,0±0,3 g/dL. Los resultados sugieren que las características hematológicas de rubio están en el rango reportado para peces neotropicales aparentemente sanos.Rubio Salminus affinis is distributed in Colombia and Ecuador rivers. To develop new technologies of fishery

  16. Hipocalcemia post-tiroidectomía total (determinación de la frecuencia)

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    Bártoli, Jorge

    2007-01-01

    En esta tesis de doctorado se ha realizado un estudio acerca de una de las complicaciones post tiroidectomía total (TT), la hipocalcemia, para investigar en primer lugar la frecuencia de presentación, y se comprobó que, sobre un total de 174 pacientes a los que se les practicó tiroidectomía total entre el año 2000 y el 2006, la misma estuvo presente en 72 casos es decir en el 41.38% con valores de calcio en sangre de 8,0mg/dl o menos. Sin embargo llamó la atención la proporción de pacientes q...

  17. The SINS/zC-SINF survey of z ∼ 2 galaxy kinematics: Evidence for gravitational quenching

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    As part of the SINS/zC-SINF surveys of high-z galaxy kinematics, we derive the radial distributions of Hα surface brightness, stellar mass surface density, and dynamical mass at ∼2 kpc resolution in 19 z ∼ 2 star-forming disks with deep SINFONI adaptive optics spectroscopy at the ESO Very Large Telescope. From these data we infer the radial distribution of the Toomre Q-parameter for these main-sequence star-forming galaxies (SFGs), covering almost two decades of stellar mass (109.6-1011.5 M ☉). In more than half of our SFGs, the Hα distributions cannot be fit by a centrally peaked distribution, such as an exponential, but are better described by a ring, or the combination of a ring and an exponential. At the same time the kinematic data indicate the presence of a mass distribution more centrally concentrated than a single exponential distribution for 5 of the 19 galaxies. The resulting Q-distributions are centrally peaked for all, and significantly exceed unity there for three-quarters of the SFGs. The occurrence of Hα rings and of large nuclear Q-values appears to be more common for the more massive SFGs. While our sample is small and biased to larger SFGs, and there remain uncertainties and caveats, our observations are consistent with a scenario in which cloud fragmentation and global star formation are secularly suppressed in gas-rich high-z disks from the inside out, as the central stellar mass density of the disks grows.

  18. Study of Rare B-Meson Decays Related to the CPObservable sin(2beta+gamma) at the BABAR Experiment

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    Orimoto, Toyoko Jennifer

    2007-08-21

    This study reports the observation of the decays B{sup 0}{yields}D{sup (*)+}{sub S}{pi}{sup -} and B{sup 0}{yields}D{sup (*)-}K{sup +} in a sample of 230 x 10{sup 6} {Upsilon}(4S) {yields} B{bar B} events collected with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II asymmetric-energy e{sup +}e{sup -} storage ring, located at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. The branching fractions {beta}(B{sup 0} {yields} D{sup +}{sub S}{pi}{sup -}) = (1.3 {+-} 0.3 (stat) {+-} 0.2 (syst)) x 10{sup -5}, {beta}(B{sup 0} {yields} D{sup +}{sub S}K{sup +}) = (2.5 {+-} 0.4 (stat) {+-} 0.4 (syst)) x 10{sup -5}, {beta}(B{sup 0}{yields}D{sup (*)+}{sub S}{pi}{sup -}) = (2.8 {+-} 0.6 (stat) {+-} 0.5 (syst)) x 10{sup -5}, and {beta}(B{sup 0}{yields}D{sup (*)-}K{sup +}) = (2.0 {+-} 0.5 (stat) {+-} 0.4 (syst)) x 10{sup -5} are measured. The significance of the measurements to differ from zero are 5, 9, 6, and 5 standard deviations, respectively. This is a first observation of the decaysB{sup 0}{yields}D{sup (*)+}{sub S}{pi}{sup -} and B{sup 0}{yields}D{sup (*)-}K{sup +}. These results may potentially be useful in determining the CP asymmetry parameter sin(2{beta} + {gamma}) in the decays B{sup 0}{yields}D{sup (*)+}{sub S}{pi}{sup -}.

  19. The SINS/zC-SINF survey of z ∼ 2 galaxy kinematics: Evidence for gravitational quenching

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    Genzel, R.; Förster Schreiber, N. M.; Lang, P.; Tacconi, L. J.; Wuyts, S.; Bandara, K.; Burkert, A.; Buschkamp, P.; Davies, R.; Eisenhauer, F.; Kurk, J.; Lutz, D. [Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik (MPE), Giessenbachstr.1, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Tacchella, S.; Carollo, C. M.; Lilly, S. J. [Institute for Astronomy, Department of Physics, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, ETH Zürich, 8093-CH (Switzerland); Cresci, G. [Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica—Osservatorio Astronomico di Arcetri, Largo Enrico Fermi 5, I-50125 Firenze (Italy); Hicks, E. K. S. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Alaska Anchorage, 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK 99507 (United States); Mancini, C. [Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova, Vicolo dell' Osservatorio 5, I-35122 Padova (Italy); Naab, T. [Max-Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Karl Schwarzschildstrasse 1, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Newman, S., E-mail: genzel@mpe.mpg.de [Department of Astronomy, Campbell Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); and others

    2014-04-10

    As part of the SINS/zC-SINF surveys of high-z galaxy kinematics, we derive the radial distributions of Hα surface brightness, stellar mass surface density, and dynamical mass at ∼2 kpc resolution in 19 z ∼ 2 star-forming disks with deep SINFONI adaptive optics spectroscopy at the ESO Very Large Telescope. From these data we infer the radial distribution of the Toomre Q-parameter for these main-sequence star-forming galaxies (SFGs), covering almost two decades of stellar mass (10{sup 9.6}-10{sup 11.5} M {sub ☉}). In more than half of our SFGs, the Hα distributions cannot be fit by a centrally peaked distribution, such as an exponential, but are better described by a ring, or the combination of a ring and an exponential. At the same time the kinematic data indicate the presence of a mass distribution more centrally concentrated than a single exponential distribution for 5 of the 19 galaxies. The resulting Q-distributions are centrally peaked for all, and significantly exceed unity there for three-quarters of the SFGs. The occurrence of Hα rings and of large nuclear Q-values appears to be more common for the more massive SFGs. While our sample is small and biased to larger SFGs, and there remain uncertainties and caveats, our observations are consistent with a scenario in which cloud fragmentation and global star formation are secularly suppressed in gas-rich high-z disks from the inside out, as the central stellar mass density of the disks grows.

  20. Total body water and total body potassium in anorexia nervosa

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    In the ill hospitalized patient with clinically relevant malnutrition, there is a measurable decrease in the ratio of the total body potassium to total body water (TBK/TBW) and a detectable increase in the ratio of total exchangeable sodium to total exchangeable potassium (Nae/Ke). To evaluate body composition analyses in anorexia nervosa patients with chronic uncomplicated semistarvation, TBK and TBW were measured by whole body K40 counting and deuterium oxide dilution in 10 females with stable anorexia nervosa and 10 age-matched female controls. The ratio of TBK/TBW was significantly (p less than 0.05) higher in anorexia nervosa patients than controls. The close inverse correlation found in published studies between TBK/TBW and Nae/Ke together with our results suggest that in anorexia nervosa, Nae/Ke may be low or normal. A decreased TBK/TBW is not a good indicator of malnutrition in the anorexia nervosa patient. The use of a decreased TBK/TBW ratio or an elevated Nae/Ke ratio as a definition of malnutrition may result in inappropriate nutritional management in the patient with severe nonstressed chronic semistarvation

  1. Total body water and total body potassium in anorexia nervosa

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    Dempsey, D.T.; Crosby, L.O.; Lusk, E.; Oberlander, J.L.; Pertschuk, M.J.; Mullen, J.L.

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    In the ill hospitalized patient with clinically relevant malnutrition, there is a measurable decrease in the ratio of the total body potassium to total body water (TBK/TBW) and a detectable increase in the ratio of total exchangeable sodium to total exchangeable potassium (Nae/Ke). To evaluate body composition analyses in anorexia nervosa patients with chronic uncomplicated semistarvation, TBK and TBW were measured by whole body K40 counting and deuterium oxide dilution in 10 females with stable anorexia nervosa and 10 age-matched female controls. The ratio of TBK/TBW was significantly (p less than 0.05) higher in anorexia nervosa patients than controls. The close inverse correlation found in published studies between TBK/TBW and Nae/Ke together with our results suggest that in anorexia nervosa, Nae/Ke may be low or normal. A decreased TBK/TBW is not a good indicator of malnutrition in the anorexia nervosa patient. The use of a decreased TBK/TBW ratio or an elevated Nae/Ke ratio as a definition of malnutrition may result in inappropriate nutritional management in the patient with severe nonstressed chronic semistarvation.

  2. Total 2004 annual report; TOTAL 2004 rapport annuel

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    2004-07-01

    This annual report of the Group Total brings information and economic data on the following topics, for the year 2004: the corporate governance, the corporate social responsibility, the shareholder notebook, the management report, the activities, the upstream (exploration and production) and downstream (refining and marketing) operating, chemicals and other matters. (A.L.B.)

  3. Elective hemithyroidectomy during total laryngectomy

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    Soheyla Nikakhlagh

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Routine hemithyroidectomy during total laryngectomy in the setting of advanced stage of laryngeal carcinoma without clear thyroid involvement remains a controversial issue. This study was conducted to assess the rate of thyroid gland involvement in the patients without obvious clinical involvement who were candidates for total laryngectomy. Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, between 1994 and 2007, 186 patients who underwent total laryngectomy with ipsilateral hemithyroidectomy at Imam Khomeini hospital of Ahwaz Jondishapour university, were investigated for thyroid gland involvement. Results: Of 186 patients, 169 cases were men and 17 were women, with mean age of 63 years. Microscopic tissue study revealed tumor invasion to thyroid gland in 7 patients, all of them had clinically advanced disease. Among these patients, 5 cases had transglottic cancer and 2 cases had subglottic cancer. Moreover, 4 patients had thyroid cartilage invasion and in one patient pyriform sinus was involved. Conclusion: There may be no need for thyroidectomy in all total laryngectomy cases. We recommend hemithyroidectomy with isthmectomy during total laryngectomy only in cases with subglottic tumor extension, thyroid cartilage invasion, and pyriform sinus involvement.    

  4. TOTAL THYROIDECTOMY USING CAPSULAR DISSECTION

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    R. Moldovanu

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Total thyroidectomy can be performed with low rate of injuries of the recurrent laryngeal nerves and parathyroid glands, with appropriate techniques. The paper describes the technique of total thyroidectomy using capsular dissection and the indications of this operation. There are some steps which should be respected: good exposure of the thyroid gland, careful dissection of the superior pole using the avascular plane between superior pole and cricothyroid muscle, medial retraction of the gland, ligating the tertiary (third order branches of the inferior thyroid artery, near the surface of thyroid parenchyma. Using this type of dissection, the recurrent laryngeal nerves are protected, as well as the blood supply of the parathyroid glands. Conclusions: Total thyroidectomy using capsular dissection is the procedure of choice for multinodular goiter, because avoid the completion thyroidectomy for recurrence or occult thyroid cancer.

  5. DNA–PKcs–SIN1 complexation mediates low-dose X-ray irradiation (LDI)-induced Akt activation and osteoblast differentiation

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    Xu, Yong; Fang, Shi-ji [The Department of Orthopedics, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Suzhou 215000 (China); Zhu, Li-juan [Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Translational Research and Therapy for Neuro-Psycho-Diseases and Institute of Neuroscience, Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu 215021 (China); Zhu, Lun-qing, E-mail: xiaodongwangsz@163.com [The Center of Diagnosis and Treatment for Children’s Bone Diseases, The Children’s Hospital Affiliated to Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu 215000 (China); Zhou, Xiao-zhong, E-mail: zhouxz@suda.edu.cn [The Department of Orthopedics, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Suzhou 215000 (China)

    2014-10-24

    Highlights: • LDI increases ALP activity, promotes type I collagen (Col I)/Runx2 mRNA expression. • LDI induces DNA–PKcs activation, which is required for osteoblast differentiation. • Akt activation mediates LDI-induced ALP activity and Col I/Runx2 mRNA increase. • DNA–PKcs–SIN1 complexation mediates LDI-induced Akt Ser-473 phosphorylation. • DNA–PKcs–SIN1 complexation is important for osteoblast differentiation. - Abstract: Low-dose irradiation (LDI) induces osteoblast differentiation, however the underlying mechanisms are not fully understood. In this study, we explored the potential role of DNA-dependent protein kinase catalytic subunit (DNA–PKcs)–Akt signaling in LDI-induced osteoblast differentiation. We confirmed that LDI promoted mouse calvarial osteoblast differentiation, which was detected by increased alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity as well as mRNA expression of type I collagen (Col I) and runt-related transcription factor 2 (Runx2). In mouse osteoblasts, LDI (1 Gy) induced phosphorylation of DNA–PKcs and Akt (mainly at Ser-473). The kinase inhibitors against DNA–PKcs (NU-7026 and NU-7441) or Akt (LY294002, perifosine and MK-2206), as well as partial depletion of DNA–PKcs or Akt1 by targeted-shRNA, dramatically inhibited LDI-induced Akt activation and mouse osteoblast differentiation. Further, siRNA-knockdown of SIN1, a key component of mTOR complex 2 (mTORC2), also inhibited LDI-induced Akt Ser-473 phosphorylation as well as ALP activity increase and Col I/Runx2 expression in mouse osteoblasts. Co-immunoprecipitation (Co-IP) assay results demonstrated that LDI-induced DNA–PKcs–SIN1 complexation, which was inhibited by NU-7441 or SIN1 siRNA-knockdown in mouse osteoblasts. In summary, our data suggest that DNA–PKcs–SIN1 complexation-mediated Akt activation (Ser-473 phosphorylation) is required for mouse osteoblast differentiation.

  6. Stereoselective Total Synthesis of Mycalamides

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    Masahiro Toyota

    2005-01-01

    @@ 1Introduction Mycalamides A (1a) and B (1b) are potent antiviral compounds from a New Zealand sponge of the genus Mycale. Apart from their antitumor property, mycalamide A (1a) exhibits immunosuppressive action by blocking T-cell activation in mice and is significantly more potent than FK-506 and cyclosporine A. Because of their intriguing biological activity, unique structures and scarce supply of these natural products, mycalamides A (1a) and B (1b) have attracted considerable attention as target molecules for total synthesis, and total, formal, or partial syntheses of this family of compounds have been reported[1,2].

  7. VOICE REHABILITATION FOLLOWING TOTAL LARYNGECTOMY

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    Full Text Available Despite continuing advances in surgical management of laryngeal malignancy, total laryngectomy is still the treatment of choice in advanced laryngeal malignancies. Considering the longevity of the patient following total laryngectomy, various measures have been adopted in order to provide voice function to the patient. Significant advancements have taken place in voice rehabilitation of post laryngectomy patients. Advancements in oncological surgical techniques and irradiation techniques have literally cured laryngeal malignancies. Among the various voice rehabilitation techniques available TEP (Tracheo oesophageal puncture is considered to be the gold standard. This article attempts to explore the various voice rehabilitation technique available with primary focus on TEP.

  8. Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement

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    Full Text Available ... and E-poly antioxidant-infused technology during a hip replacement through the anterior supine intramuscular approach. “OR- ... Dr. Keith Berend perform an anterior approach total hip replacement with the patient on a regular OR ...

  9. Total Synthesis of Propolisbenzofuran B†

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    Jones, Brian T.; Avetta, Christopher T.; Thomson, Regan J.

    2014-01-01

    The first total synthesis of propolisbenzofuran B, a bioactive natural product isolated from honeybee propolis resin, is reported. The convergent synthesis makes use of a silicon-tether controlled oxidative ketone–ketone cross-coupling and a novel benzofuran-generating cascade reaction to deliver the core structure of the natural product from readily prepared precursors.

  10. Minimally Invasive Total Knee Arthroplasty

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    Full Text Available ... the NexGen® LPS-Flex Mobile and LPS-Mobile Bearing Knees March 5, 2009 Welcome to this "OR ... MIS total knee arthroplasty with the Zimmer mobile bearing knee. We invite all of you who have ...

  11. Total Knee Replacement for Women

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    Full Text Available Zimmer Combines Gender Solutions technology May 27, 2009 Good evening. Welcome to “OR-Live” at Tampa General Hospital. My name is Steve Lyons, ... Tonight I’ll be moderating a Zimmer Gender Solutions total knee, performed by my partner, Dr. Ken ...

  12. Total Knee Replacement for Women

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    Full Text Available Zimmer Combines Gender Solutions technology May 27, 2009 Good evening. Welcome to “OR-Live” at Tampa General Hospital. My name is ... Florida. Tonight I’ll be moderating a Zimmer Gender Solutions total knee, performed by my partner, Dr. ...

  13. Total Knee Replacement for Women

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    Full Text Available ... Ken, here’s another question. “Do you utilize highly cross linked polyethylene for all your total knees or just in younger patients? I use the highly cross linked polyethylene in all the knees. I think ...

  14. Totally indefinite Euclidean quaternion fields

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    Cerri, Jean-Paul; Chaubert, Jérôme; Lezowski, Pierre

    2014-01-01

    We study the Euclidean property for totally indefinite quaternion fields. In particular, we establish the complete list of norm-Euclidean such fields over imaginary quadratic number fields. This enables us to exhibit an example which gives a negative answer to a question asked by Eichler. The proofs are both theoretical and algorithmic.

  15. Minimally Invasive Total Knee Arthroplasty

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    Full Text Available ... NexGen® LPS-Flex Mobile and LPS-Mobile Bearing Knees March 5, 2009 Welcome to this "OR Live" ... re going to be doing an MIS total knee arthroplasty with the Zimmer mobile bearing knee. We ...

  16. Mujeres sin hogar en España: un análisis sociográfico desde una perspectiva feminista

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    Carrasco Florido, Laura

    2014-01-01

    El presente trabajo nace con dos objetivos: presentar las causas que llevan a las mujeres a situaciones de exclusión social severa, en concreto a la situación de sin hogar; y poner en evidencia la precariedad y situación de discriminación que sufren las mujeres en situación de pobreza, y las mujeres sin hogar en particular, desde una aproximación feminista. Para ello, aparte de una revisión bibliográfica sobre el estado de la cuestión, se realiza un análisis sociográfico, en el que, a través...

  17. Cobertura de protección en salud y perfil de la población sin protección en México, 2000-2012

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    Juan Pablo Gutiérrez; Mauricio Hernández-Ávila

    2013-01-01

    Objetivo. Analizar la cobertura actual de protección en salud en México, su tendencia desde el año 2000 hasta 2012, y el perfil de la población sin protección. Material y métodos. Análisis descriptivo del reporte del informante del hogar sobre protección en salud en las encuestas nacionales de salud 2000, 2006 y 2012. Resultados. Entre los años 2000 y 2012, la población mexicana sin protección en salud pasó de 57.6 a 21.4%. Esta reducción está dada principalmente por el crecimiento del Sist...

  18. Diabetes y calidad de vida: estudio comparativo en adultos con y sin diagnóstico de diabetes tipo 2 atendidos en centros de salud en Guadalajara

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    José Guadalupe Salazar Estrada; Cecilia Colunga Rodriguez; Manuel Pando Moreno; Carolina Aranda Beltrán; Teresa Margarita Torres López

    2007-01-01

    Objetivo: comparar la calidad de vida (CV) en adultos con y sin diabetes. Material y métodos: estudio comparativo, muestra no probabilística, 50 personas con Diabetes tipo 2(DM2) y 100 sin diabetes (NoDM2), edades de 45 a 65 años, usamos cuestionario EuroQOL D-5 para calidad de vida y Escala Visual Análoga(EVA) para autoevaluación del estado de salud, Aplicamos análisis univariado, usando Ji2 con programa SPSS 10.0, significancia p0.5. Resultados: edad de la muestra 54.21±5.64 años, 59% sexo ...

  19. 罪之花———潘漠华诗魂探幽%The Flowers of Sin:Probing into the Poetic Soul of Pan Mohua

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    张直心; 王平

    2012-01-01

      与青春、诗情共生,晨光社发起人潘漠华的心灵深处始终背负着隐秘的罪感,其诗文由是奏出别一种音色。穿透表象,探幽烛隐,适可见出那貌似暗昧的罪之花下,由罪感升华的“真正洁白”的诗魂。%  Sin always secretly accompanies youth and poetry.Pan Mohua is one of the first sponsors of the Chengguang Society. His works have a different feature.If probing deeper into his works, we can disclose his brilliant“truly white” poetic soul under the seemingly gloomy flowers of sin.

  20. Monitorización de la función sináptica normal y patológica en modelos animales

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    Ruiz Laza, Rocío

    2009-01-01

    El objetivo principal de esta Tesis Doctoral ha sido el estudio de la transmisión sináptica en la unión neuromuscular. El abordaje que hemos llevado a cabo ha sido triple: - BLOQUE 1: Estudio de la transmisión sináptica en tiempo real en la unión neuromuscular de un ratón transgénico para la proteína de fusión sinaptopHluorina (spH). Análisis de los parámetros cinéticos de la exo- y endocitosis y análisis especial de la liberación de neurotransmisor en esta sinapsis neuromuscular. Detección, ...