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  1. Response characteristics of a long life type floating offshore airport in waves. 3rd Report. Response due to short waves and an attempt of active inclination control; Chojumyogata futaishiki kaijo kuko no harochu oto tokusei. Tanhachoiki no oto oyobi shisei seigyo no kokoromi

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    Hirayama, T.; Ma, N.; Nishio, O.; Sato, N. [Yokohama National University, Yokohama (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1996-12-31

    Notice was given on response characteristics in a short wavelength range of a large floating structure for an offshore airport consisting of semi-submersible replaceable type units, and influence of unit lacking. An attempt was also made on performing restoration of inclination change during unit lacking and suppression of long-cycle variation in waves by using air pressure control. The result of a numerical calculation based on a three-dimensional singular point method may be summarized as follows: mass force added vertically on columns in short wavelength range differs in the outer edges and the central part; relatively uniform values are shown in the central part; and interactive interference is recognized in wave forces in the vertical direction, but the influence therefrom decreases as the wave length decreases. Calculations on vertical movements and bending moments in waves were performed by using a mode synthesizing method. The calculations used fluid force which was calculated based on the three-dimensional singular point method utilizing symmetry with respect to each condition for a complete model plus unit lacking and unit lacking plus inclination control. As a result of verifying the calculations by using an experiment, relatively good agreement was achieved in either case. A high-frequency vibration experiment made clear the characteristics of elastic response in the short-wave length range. 14 refs., 14 figs.

  2. Structural analyses of very large semi-submersibles in waves; Choogata hansensuishiki futai no harochu kozo oto kaiseki

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    Iijima, K.; Yoshida, K.; Suzuki, H. [The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan)

    1997-08-01

    An analysis method in which the technique of a vehicle obtained when a three-dimensional singular point distribution method and Kagemoto`s mutual interaction theory are combined was expanded for the fluid area was proposed as the structural analysis of very large semi-submersibles in waves. A partial structure method is used for the structure. In a fluid area, the number of unknown quantities appearing in a final expression could be largely reduced by introducing the new concept of a group body. In this process, both hydro-elasticity and hydrodynamic mutual interaction are considered. As a result, floating bodies that could not be previously calculated can be modeled as a three-dimensional frame structure and the response analysis in waves can be carried out without damaging the accuracy. The calculation result is used as the input data required for analyzing the structural fatigue locally during structural design of very large semi-submersibles in the 3,000 (m) class. This study can present a series of procedures between the response analysis of very large floating bodies in waves and the structural design. 11 refs., 14 figs., 1 tab.

  3. Experimental study on the response of very large floating structures (VLFS) in wave; Choogata futaishiki kaiyo kozobutsu no harochu oto ni kansuru jikkenteki kenkyu

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    Ota, M.; Ikegami, H.; Yamaguchi, Y. [Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)

    1997-10-01

    The elastic response of VLFS of 1200m long in wave was studied experimentally using a water tank and integral elastic model of 1/80 scale. As offshore airport, a ultra- thin box type floating structure of 5km long, 1km wide and several meter thick is used, and the effect of elasticity is not negligible for such a structure. The experiment used a water tank of 160m long, 30m wide and 3.1m deep. Supposing a water depth of 20m for real VLFSs, the experiment was carried out mainly in a local shallow water area prepared with a temporary bottom together with that in a deep water area. A simple mooring equipment with a linear spring equivalent to real VLFSs was used. The integral floating model was prepared by not mechanical but welded junction to obtain uniform elasticity. The response in wave showed a complicated 3-D behavior, offering useful data for verification of a behavior estimation method. The response was nearly equal between shallow and deep water areas at the same wave length, and the response amplitude in regular waves was equivalent to the significant amplitude in long and short crested irregular waves. 7 refs., 8 figs., 3 tabs.

  4. Seismic response analysis of very large floating structure and dolphin system; Megafuroto system no jishin oto tokusei

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    Koike, T.; Hiramoto, T.; Sato, C. [Kawasaki Steel Corp., Tokyo (Japan)

    1998-01-01

    The floating international airport is assumed for the analysis, which is 5000m long, 1000m wide, and 10m high. Dolphins are arranged at intervals of 50m, 116 on a longitudinal side and 17 on a lateral side. Seismic wave input is assumed to be of the intensity levels 1 and 2. Subjected to the analysis are the vibration characteristics of the floating-structure/dolphin system and its response to seismic vibration. Findings are obtained as described below. The natural period of the floating-structure/dolphin system falls in a 40-120s range in horizontal motion and in a 6-40s range in rotary motion, both of which are longer than those obtained from the conventional structures. The maximum displacement response of the floating-structure/dolphin system tends to increase when the seismic wave propagation speed is lower. Influence of the spatial variation of the seismic input is relatively small. With a progressive fracture taking place in the dolphins, the floating-structure/dolphin system natural period is further extended. Its response to seismic vibration then increases approximately four times, but the system remains stable because the behavior of the system as a whole is not divergent. 6 refs., 11 figs.

  5. Structural response analysis of very large floating structures in waves using one-dimensional finite element model; Ichijigen yugen yoso model ni yoru choogata futai no harochu kozo oto kaiseki

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    Fujikubo, M.; Yao, T.; Oida, H. [Hiroshima University, Hiroshima (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1996-12-31

    Formulation was made on a one-dimensional beam finite element which is effective in analyzing structural response of very large floating structures by modeling them on beams on an elastic foundation. This element allows strict solution of vibration response in the beams on the elastic foundation to be calculated efficiently for a case where mass and rigidity change in the longitudinal direction. This analysis method was used to analyze structural response of a large pontoon-type floating structure to investigate mass in the end part for the structural response and the effect of decay while passing the structure. With a pontoon-type floating structure, reduction in bends and bending stress in the end part of the floating structure is important in designing the structure. Reducing the mass in the end part is effective as a means to avoid resonance in these responses and reduce the responses. Increase in rigidity of a floating structure shifts the peak in quasi-static response to lower frequency side, and reduces response in resonance, hence it is advantageous for improving the response. Since incident waves decay while passing through the floating structure, response in the lower wave side decreases. The peak frequency in the quasi-static response also decreases at the end part of the structure in the upper wave side due to decay in wave force. 7 refs., 11 figs., 1 tab.

  6. On the hydroelastic response of box-shaped floating structure with shallow draft. Tank test with large scale model; Senkitsusui hakogata futai no harochu dansei oto ni tsuite. Ogata mokei ni yoru suiso shiken

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    Yago, K.; Endo, H. [Ship Research Inst., Tokyo (Japan)

    1996-12-31

    The hydroelastic response test was carried out in waves using an approximately 10m long large model, and the numerical analysis was done by the direct method, for a commercial-size (300m long) box-shaped floating structure with shallow draft. The scale ratio of the model is 1/30.8, and the minimum wave cycle is around 0.7s from wave-making capacity of the tank, which corresponds to 4 to 14s with the commercial-size structure. Elastic displacement and bending strain were measured. The calculated results by the direct method are in good agreement with the observed results. The fluid dynamic mutual interference effects between elements are weak in added mass but strong in damping force, indicating that the range of mutual interference is strongly related to rolling cycle in the range of mutual interference. Wave pressure on the floating structure bottom is high at the upper side of the wave, greatly damping towards the downside of the wave. However, response amplitude of elastic displacement tends to increase at the ends, both in upside and downside of the wave. For the floating structure studied, the 0 to 4th mode components are predominant in longitudinal waves, and the 6th or higher mode components are negligibly low. 21 refs., 15 figs., 2 tabs.

  7. Comparative study of hydroelastic responses of semisubmersible type and pontoon type very large floating structure in waves; Tachushiki semisabugata to pontoon gata choogata futai no harochu dansei oto no hikaku

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    Ma, N.; Hirayama, T.; Sato, N. [Yokohama National University, Yokohama (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1996-12-31

    A semisubmersible very large floating structure is compared with an equivalent pontoon type in vertical displacement and longitudinal bending moment in waves. The theoretical calculation is based on the mode synthesis method, and fluid force is analyzed by the three-dimensional singularity method for the symmetric structure, in which the effects of elastic deformation are taken into account. The semisubmersible and pontoon types are not much different from each other in eigenfrequency and mode shape in the dry mode. In the wet mode, on the other hand, the pontoon type is characterized by the synthetic mode in which torsional and bending modes overlap each other, each mode having a similar eigenfrequency. These types are different in elastic response, the pontoon type having several tens times higher coefficient of attenuation than the semisubmersible type. The pontoon type is generally lower in response, but its torsional mode is excited in transverse waves, making it higher than the semisubmersible type at near eigenfrequency of this mode. 15 refs., 17 figs., 2 tabs.

  8. Hydroelastic responses of pontoon type very large floating offshore structures. 2nd Report. Effect of the water depth and the drift forces; Pontoon gata choogata futaishiki kaiyo kozobutsu no harochu chosei oto ni kansuru kenkyu. 2. Senkai eikyo to hyoryuryoku

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    Maeda, H.; Miyajima, S. [The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan). Institute of Industrial Science; Masuda, K.; Ikoma, T. [Nihon University, Tokyo (Japan). College of Science and Technology

    1996-12-31

    Steady-state drift force in regular waves is theoretically analyzed. It is also studied under combined external force experimentally using a two-dimensional water tank. The fluid forces are analyzed by the pressure distribution method based on the potential theory, in which the effects of water depth are taken into account to discuss the effects of elastic deformation of the floating structure on the drift characteristics of steady-state waves. The tests were carried out using a wave-making circulating water tank equipped with a wind duct to create wind, waves and tidal flow. Drift force under a combined external force by wind, wave and/or tidal flow cannot be accurately predicted by arithmetically adding these components. For predicting drift force by tidal flow, it is necessary to take into account drag force in current at the floating structure bottom as well as that in wind at the front face. Drift force by tidal flow is affected by shallowness of water, which should be taken into account for drag forces. The floating structure will be deformed along the wave face as its stiffness decreases, basically decreasing steady-state drift force. 9 refs., 14 figs.

  9. Changes in oto-acoustic emissions after exposure to live music

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    Ordoñez, Rodrigo Pizarro; Hammershøi, Dorte; Voetmann, Jan

    2012-01-01

    Distortion Product Oto-acoustic Emissions (DPOAE) and Transient Evoked Oto-acoustic Emissions (TEOAE) were measured in subjects before and after attendance to live music. The changes measured were compared to the exposure levels measured at the position of the subject. The main objectives...... of this experiment were two fold: 1) to assess the validity of the proposed measurement protocol to measure changes in DPOAE and TEOAE after a concert; 2) to test the reliability of the oto-acoustic emission measurement system under field conditions; Initial results shows that it is possible to measure changes...... in hearing after exposures of relative short duration (results will be presented....

  10. Dynamic response of sliding isolating system using low yield strength steel; Goku nanko riyo suberishiki menshin sochi no doteki oto tokusei

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    Nagamachi, K.; Koike, T.; Wakinaga, T.; Nishimura, N. [Kawasaki Steel Corp., Tokyo (Japan)

    1998-01-01

    Bridge structure provided with the seismic isolation system discussed in this paper is subjected to analysis for its response to seismic motion for the study of the effect of the seismic isolation system. The isolation system has a low yield strength steel damper sandwiched between the upper and lower structures, and the relative displacement between the upper and lower structures is absorbed when the low yield strength tube is distorted for the absorption of seismic energy. In the analysis of its response to seismic motion, data of the Tokachioki-Hachinohe earthquake is used to represent a level 1 input and that of the Hyogo-ken Nambu earthquake a level 2 input. Findings are obtained as mentioned below. The isolation system is effective against level-2 seismic waves from earthquakes taking place just under and from those taking place between plates in the ocean. When the isolating system is optimally designed, as compared with the rigid system in the absence of an isolating system, the displacement of the lower structure due to seismic motion is reduced by 80% with the isolation system and by 70% with a damper. The sliding isolation system discussed in this report is applied to a steel bridge model built after the Ministry of Construction`s manual for isolating roads and bridges from seismic motion, and it is confirmed that the new system is effective in isolating the structures from seismic motion. 2 refs., 11 figs., 2 tabs.

  11. Changes in oto-acoustic emissions after exposure to live music

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    Ordoñez, Rodrigo Pizarro; Hammershøi, Dorte; Voetmann, Jan

    2012-01-01

    Distortion Product Oto-acoustic Emissions (DPOAE) and Transient Evoked Oto-acoustic Emissions (TEOAE) were measured in subjects before and after attendance to live music. The changes measured were compared to the exposure levels measured at the position of the subject. The main objectives...... of this experiment were two fold: 1) to assess the validity of the proposed measurement protocol to measure changes in DPOAE and TEOAE after a concert; 2) to test the reliability of the oto-acoustic emission measurement system under field conditions; Initial results shows that it is possible to measure changes...... in hearing after exposures of relative short duration (1.5 hours). There are large individual differences both in sound exposure levels as well as in the changes on oto-acoustic emissions produced by similar exposures. Current results will be presented....

  12. Las frambuesas de otoño en los túneles altos

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    Rowley, Daniel; Black, Brent; Cardon, Trevin

    2009-01-01

    Se ha demostrado que los túneles altos son una manera eficaz para extender la temporada de crecimiento de la frambuesa en Utah y otras áreas de los Estados Unidos. Dependiendo del clima, los rendimientos de las frambuesas de otoño cultivados al aire libre pueden ser reducidos significativamente por la primera helada del otoño. Los túneles altos son una de las maneras de protección de la helada, y cuando se los usan junto con otras maneras de protección de la helada se puede extender significa...

  13. Nova bizantska utvrda na otočiću Veliki Sikavac kod otoka Paga*

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    Gluščević, Smiljan; Grosman, Darja

    2016-01-01

    Tijekom dvije kratke istraživačke kampanje 2013. i 2014. godine, u kojima su sudjelovali djelatnici Arheološkog muzeja Zadar i Odjela za arheologiju Filozofskog fakulteta Sveučilišta u Ljubljani, otkriveni su dijelovi velike utvrde na otočiću Veliki Sikavac kod Vlašića na otoku Pagu. Radi se o pravokutnoj građevini položenoj na strmoj padini otočića i definiranoj zidovima širokim 1,80 metara. Na kutovima utvrde te na sredini sjeveroistočnog i jugozapadnog perimetralnog zida s...

  14. PhOTO zebrafish: a transgenic resource for in vivo lineage tracing during development and regeneration.

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    William P Dempsey

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Elucidating the complex cell dynamics (divisions, movement, morphological changes, etc. underlying embryonic development and adult tissue regeneration requires an efficient means to track cells with high fidelity in space and time. To satisfy this criterion, we developed a transgenic zebrafish line, called PhOTO, that allows photoconvertible optical tracking of nuclear and membrane dynamics in vivo. METHODOLOGY: PhOTO zebrafish ubiquitously express targeted blue fluorescent protein (FP Cerulean and photoconvertible FP Dendra2 fusions, allowing for instantaneous, precise targeting and tracking of any number of cells using Dendra2 photoconversion while simultaneously monitoring global cell behavior and morphology. Expression persists through adulthood, making the PhOTO zebrafish an excellent tool for studying tissue regeneration: after tail fin amputation and photoconversion of a ∼100 µm stripe along the cut area, marked differences seen in how cells contribute to the new tissue give detailed insight into the dynamic process of regeneration. Photoconverted cells that contributed to the regenerate were separated into three distinct populations corresponding to the extent of cell division 7 days after amputation, and a subset of cells that divided the least were organized into an evenly spaced, linear orientation along the length of the newly regenerating fin. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: PhOTO zebrafish have wide applicability for lineage tracing at the systems-level in the early embryo as well as in the adult, making them ideal candidate tools for future research in development, traumatic injury and regeneration, cancer progression, and stem cell behavior.

  15. Branchio-oto-renal syndrome caused by partial EYA1 deletion due to LINE-1 insertion

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    Morisada, Naoya; Rendtorff, Nanna Dahl; Nozu, Kandai

    2010-01-01

    A 7-year-old Japanese girl with conductive deafness and preauricular fistulae developed proteinuria. She had renal insufficiency, and ultrasound revealed bilateral small kidneys. These findings indicated that she had branchio-oto-renal (BOR) syndrome. In the present patient, we identified, by using...

  16. IMPLEMENTASI PROGRAM CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR USED MOTORCYCLE DEPARTMENT DALAM MENINGKATKAN CITRA PT. SUMMIT OTO FINANCE

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    FERRIANSYAH FIRDAUS

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR is a program that held by the company as a form of social or environmental responsibility. UMC Dept of PT Summit Oto Finance do the CSR programs to establish good relations with the public and dealers. CSR program is handled by some sections, namely UMC Dept. Head, UMC Staff, Branch Manager and Marketing Head.The purpose of this report is to investigate the preparation, implementation and evaluation of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR UMC Department to improve the image of PT Summit Oto Finance. The concept of this research is public relations, corporate social responsibility and corporate image. This study used a qualitative approach with case study method. The data obtained by using observation, library research and in-depth interviews of key informants. The results of this study discusses the UMC Dept. CSR program in improving the image of PT Summit Oto Finance are divided into three stages, namely the preparation and planning stages, stages of implementation and evaluation stages. These three stages are carried out by the HO (head office that UMC Dept. Head and Staff and from the branch are Branch Manager and Marketing Head. The conclusion of this report is the CSR program UMC held on July 22, 2014. The three stages are performed optimally for results that have been planned, namely to establish good relations with the community and dealers as well as increasing the image that has been built.   Tanggung Jawab Sosial Perusahaan (CSR adalah program yang diselenggarakan oleh perusahaan sebagai bentuk tanggung jawab sosial atau lingkungan. UMC Dept dari PT Summit Oto Finance melakukan program CSR untuk menjalin hubungan baik dengan masyarakat dan dealer. Program CSR ditangani oleh beberapa bagian, yaitu Kepala Dept UMC, Staf UMC, Branch Manager dan Marketing Head. Tujuan dari laporan ini adalah untuk mengetahui persiapan, pelaksanaan dan evaluasi Tanggung Jawab Sosial Perusahaan UMC untuk memperbaiki

  17. Síndrome branquio-oto-renal: A propósito de una familia Branchio-oto-renal síndrome: Apropos of a family

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    Gretsy Arcas Ermeso

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available El síndrome branquio-oto-renal es un trastorno que se transmite con un patrón autosómico dominante caracterizado por lesiones producidas por un trastorno embriológico branquial (fístulas o quistes branquiales, alteraciones del oído (hoyuelos o fositas preauriculares, apéndices, hipoplasias de pabellones auriculares y sordera, así como diversos tipos de displasia renal que pueden ir desde duplicaciones, desplazamientos e hipoplasias, hasta la agenesia renal y otras malformaciones mayores. Se presenta una familia integrada por un padre y dos hijos de ambos sexos y de diferentes matrimonios, en la cual se constató la presencia de este síndrome poco frecuenteThe branchio-oto-renal syndrome is a disorder that is transmitted with a dominant autosomic pattern characterized y lesions produced by a branchial embriological disorder (fistulas or branchial cysts, alterations of the ear (preauricular small pits or fossae, appendices, hypoplasias of auricular pavilions and deafness, as well as diverse types of renal dysplasia that may go from duplications and displacements to renal agenesia and other major malformations. A family composed of a father and two children of both sexes from different marriages, in which the presence of this uncommon syndrome was confirmed, is presented

  18. Cochlear implantation in branchio-oto-renal syndrome — A surgical challenge

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    Kameswaran, Mohan; Kumar, R. S. Anand; Murali, Sathiya; Raghunandhan, S.; Karthikeyan, K.

    2007-01-01

    Branchio-oto-renal syndrome (Melnick-Fraser Syndrome) is a rare Autosomal Dominant disorder characterized by the syndromic association of branchial cysts or fistulae along with external, middle & inner malformations and renal anomalies. Incomplete penetrance and variable expressivity are common with the phenotypic variation ranging from mild to severe forms & consisting of various eye, ear, oral and craniofacial abnormalities. Mutations in the EYA1 gene on chromosomal site 8q13.3 are identifi...

  19. Salud y seguridad en el otoño (Have a Safe and Healthy Fall)

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    2010-10-14

    El otoño es una gran época para hacer nuevas actividades saludables con tus papás. Invita a tus amigos a la casa para probar nuevos alimentos o para competir a ver quién rastrilla más hojas. Para todo lo que planees, ¡asegúrate de divertirte manteniéndote seguro!  Created: 10/14/2010 by CDC Office of Women’s Health.   Date Released: 1/10/2012.

  20. Temporal bone anomalies in the branchio-oto-renal syndrome: detailed computed tomographic and magnetic resonance imaging findings.

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    Ceruti, S.; Stinckens, C.I.C.; Cremers, C.W.R.J.; Casselman, J.W.

    2002-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To inventory computed tomographic and magnetic resonance imaging findings in the branchio-oto-renal (BOR) syndrome. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective computed tomographic and magnetic resonance imaging study on a family with the BOR syndrome. SETTING: Department of medical imaging and magnetic

  1. Identification of a novel EYA1 splice-site mutation in a Danish branchio-oto-renal syndrome family

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    Henriksen, Ann Marie; Tümer, Zeynep; Tommerup, Niels

    2004-01-01

    Branchio-oto-renal (BOR) syndrome is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by variable clinical manifestations including branchial fistulae, preauricular pits, ear malformations, hearing impairment, and renal anomalies. BOR is caused by mutations in the genes EYA1 and SIX1. A Danish BOR...

  2. Nós, os outros: El otoño del patriarca

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    Pedro Mandagará

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Neste texto faço uma leitura do romance El otoño del patriarca, de Gabriel García Márquez. A fortuna crítica do romance, em especial a recepção imediatamente posterior ao seu lançamento em 1975, serve como fundamento para uma leitura dos papéis do narrador e do protagonista do romance. Apresento uma leitura do narrador do romance que difere das duas interpretações críticas mais recorrentes. Ao final do texto trato do protagonista do romance, mostrando sua inserção histórica-alegórica na realidade latino-americana.

  3. Experimental study on the effect of fiber reinforced rubber-rolled pin of the bridge restrainer plate system; Gomu dansho pin wo mochiita rakkyo boshi renketsuban no seiteki oyobi doteki oto tokusei ni kansuru jikkenteki kosatsu

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    Sonoda, Y.; Hikosaka, H. [Kyushu Univ., Fukuoka (Japan); Ishikawa, N. [Defence Academy, Yokosuka, Kanagawa (Japan)] Ikoma, N. [Shibata Industrial Co. Ltd., Osaka (Japan)

    1998-07-21

    As for the big earthquake like Hyogo Ken southern Earthquake, accident like collapsing of bridge girder is extremely difficult to prevent by only one bridge restrainer device. However, there exist considerable many spots not having enough space such as urban roads and so forth or the spots where the renewal of the existing restrainer device is difficult and as for these spots, it is thought that improvement of earthquake resistance performance is necessary by using the restrainer system based o the simple reformation of existing bridge restrainer plate system. In this report, under such condition, rolled pin winding the fiber reinforced rubber surrounding the connected pin was proposed as a technique for improving earthquake resistance by easy reformation of bridge restrainer of Spectacle type bridges which has many construction findings. In order to carry out characteristic and quantitative evaluation of the effect of rubber-rolled pin, two stages, o use level and ultimate level, were considered and static behavior and impact load characteristics for each level were studied experimentally, and comparison was made with the conventional steel pin. 13 refs., 19 figs., 6 tabs.

  4. Anatomical Changes and Audiological Profile in Branchio-oto-renal Syndrome: A Literature Review

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    Lindau, Tâmara Andrade

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction Branchio-oto-renal (BOR syndrome is an autosomal-dominant genetic condition with high penetrance and variable expressivity, with an estimated prevalence of 1 in 40,000. Approximately 40% of the patients with the syndrome have mutations in the gene EYA1, located at chromosomal region 8q13.3, and 5% have mutations in the gene SIX5 in chromosome region 19q13. The phenotype of this syndrome is characterized by preauricular fistulas; structural malformations of the external, middle, and inner ears; branchial fistulas; renal disorders; cleft palate; and variable type and degree of hearing loss. Aim Hearing loss is part of BOR syndrome phenotype. The aim of this study was to present a literature review on the anatomical aspects and audiological profile of BOR syndrome. Data Synthesis Thirty-four studies were selected for analysis. Some aspects when specifying the phenotype of BOR syndrome are controversial, especially those issues related to the audiological profile in which there was variability on auditory standard, hearing loss progression, and type and degree of the hearing loss. Mixed loss was the most common type of hearing loss among the studies; however, there was no consensus among studies regarding the degree of the hearing loss.

  5. Rocandolfo al servicio de Carlos V: Wilhelm von Rogendorf, comendador de Otos (1481 -1541

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    Mur i Raurell, Anna

    1998-12-01

    Full Text Available Rogendorf, whose family came from Styria and settled in Lower Austria in the middle of the XVth Century. Serving the Hapsburgs from chilhood, he was page to Phillip the Fair in the Low Countries and filled various offices under Emperors Maximilian I, and Charles V, to whom he was linked by a special relationship, and Ferdinand L Military and diplomatic missions took the Austrian nobleman all over Europe, defending the interests of the Hapsburgs against the Venetians, the French, the Valencian Moriscos and the Turks. Unpublished sources show that he stayed in Spain between 1522 and 1528, which enabled him to get to know the country very well. For this, he travelled to where the Emperor was. His stay at the fortress of Calatrava la Nueva to obtain the habit of the Order, granted by Charles V together with the Commandery of Otos, made him part of the institutions most representative of the mentality of the Crown of Castile. On his return to Central Europe, Wilhelm von Rogendorf formed —under Ferdinand I— the core of a native nobility which found, in the habits of the Spanish Military Orders, the outward expression of an ideological identity in the secular struggle against the Moslems taking place at that time on the Peninsula and against the Turks on the other extreme the Hapsburg empire, as well as in the struggle against the Protestants during the transition from the Mediaeval to the Modern world.[fr] L'article essaie de tracer un bref profil biographique de Wilhelm von Rogendorf, noble dont la famille, originaire de Styrie, s'est établie en Basse-Autriche au milieu du XVIème siècle. Depuis son enfance au service des Habsbourg, il fut page de Philippe Le Beau dans les Pays-Bas, et exerça des charges importantes auprès des empereurs Maximilien l", Charles Quint, avec qui il était très lié, et Ferdinand l". Les missions militaires et diplomatiques l'amenèrent à voyager dans toute l'Europe, defendant les intérêts dès Habsbourg

  6. Gorycz zatrzymanego czasu. "Mirra, kadzidło i złoto"

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    Patrycjusz Pająk

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available The bitterness of suspended time. "Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh"  This article discusses the Croatian film "Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh", directed by Ante Babaja (1971. The film is a response to the unrealised vision of a communist utopia. It is set on a Dalmatian island during the era of real socialism. According to communist propaganda, real socialism is the fulfilled utopia, meaning the end of history. In Babaja’s interpretation, the end of history does not involve the victory of communism, but rather its defeat and the return of Catholic tradition as the only unquestionable value making sluggish, socialist everyday life possible to accept, since it gives sense and order to an axiologically degraded and alienated world. In this insular world, it is the traditional past and not the communist future which becomes an eternal present. Remaining outside of time among the relics of tradition is the only option in a situation where communist progress fails to produce the desired results. Tradition does not promise a new wonderful world and does not fix the current world, but it ensures balance between its contradictions. This situation leads to bitterness, since accepting it requires the acceptance of its dark side. The ironic attitude towards the Catholic tradition which is predominant in the first half of the film, turns into bitter affirmation of tradition in the second.   Gorycz zatrzymanego czasu. "Mirra, kadzidło i złoto" Artykuł poświęcony jest chorwackiemu filmowi "Mirra, kadzidło i złoto", wyreżysero­wanemu przez Ante Babaję w 1971 roku. Film stanowi odpowiedź na niespełnioną wizję utopii komunistycznej. Jego akcja rozgrywa się na dalmatyńskiej wyspie w okresie realnego socjalizmu. Wedle komunistycznej propagandy realny socjalizm to urzeczywistniona utopia, co oznacza, że historia się skończyła. W interpretacji Babai koniec historii nie wiąże się ze zwycięstwem komunizmu, lecz z jego klęską i powrotem tradycji

  7. Branchio-Oto-Renal Syndrome: Detection of EYA1 and SIX1 mutations in five out of six Danish families by combining linkage, sequencing and MLPA analyses

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    Sanggard, Kirsten Marie; Rendtorff, Nanna Dahl; Kjaer, Klaus Wilbrandt

    2007-01-01

    The branchio-oto-renal (BOR) syndrome is an autosomal-dominant disorder characterized by hearing loss, branchial and renal anomalies. BOR is genetically heterogeneous and caused by mutations in EYA1 (8q13.3), SIX1 (14q23.1), SIX5 (19q13.3) and in an unidentified gene on 1q31. We examined six Danish...

  8. Pengaruh Pengarahan, Pembimbingan, Partisipasi Dan Pelimpahan Dalam Gaya Kepemimpinan Situasional Terhadap Kinerja Karyawan Di PT. Oto Multiartha Cabang Bandung

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    Full Text Available Leadership in the organization is a factor that determines the success or failure of an organization in achieving its objectives. Hence the need for in-depth study mengenail it, this study aims to determine the effect of situational leadership dimension to employee performance. Exploratory research methods used by respondents all employees of PT Oto Multiartha Branch Bandung. Data were analyzed using Structural Equation Modeling (SEM, component-based Partial Least Squares (PLS. The results showed that situational leadership proved to be shaped by the author's dimensions, coaching, participation and delegation. Situational leadership and influence on the performance of employees is 0365 or 36.5% and the rest influenced by other factors not examined in this study.

  9. Auto-inflammatory challenge of the endolymphatic sac - Cochlear damage measured by distortion product oto-acoustic emissions

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    Larsen, Michael; Friis, Morten; Karlsen, Charlotte Vestrup

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    CONCLUSION: Twenty-five rats were challenged by an immunologic attack of the endolymphatic sac. After 6 months, distortion product oto-acoustic emissions (DPOAE) revealed a dysfunction of the outer hair cells and immunological active cells were observed in the endolymphatic sac. This information...... could contribute to the understanding of Ménière's disease. OBJECTIVES: This study investigated if an autoimmune challenge of the endolymphatic sac could affect DPOAE output measurements in rats. Also, a potential autoimmune cell infiltration of the endolymphatic sac was investigated. METHODS: Eighteen...... Lewis rats were immunized with a crude endolymphatic sac extract in complete Freund's adjuvant. Seven control animals were injected with Freund's adjuvant in saline. Cochlear damage was estimated by DPOAE dynamics 3 weeks and 6 months after the immunization. Infiltrative cells in the endolymphatic sac...

  10. Dictation and Narration: A Genettian study of Gabriel García Márquez’s "El otoño del patriarca"

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    Paul Stephen Hyland

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    Full Text Available This paper examines arguably the most challenging of Gabriel García Márquez’s works: his 1975 El otoño del patriarca. I pay particular attention to the role of its circular temporality and constantly shifting narrative voice, examining these closely through the lens of structuralist narratologist Gérard Genette's 1972 Narrative Discourse.  In doing so, I elucidate some of the key difficulties of the García Márquez novel, and explain how this difficult narrative mode is essential to the novel's success.  With Genette's ideas in mind I show the extent to which El otoño del patriarca is able to escape structuralist conceptions of narrative and convey a story of life under a dictatorship in a way that defies the limits of our language.

  11. Diferencias entre las ondas gripales de verano y de otoño durante la pandemia de gripe (H1N1 2009 en Navarra

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    Full Text Available Fundamento: La gripe (H1N1 2009 produjo en Navarra una onda en verano y otra en otoño de 2009. El objetivo de este trabajo es comparar las características de ambas ondas epidémicas. Métodos: Analizamos la notificación individualizada de gripe, las confirmaciones virológicas en la red centinela de atención primaria, y los casos hospitalizados con confirmación de gripe en Navarra y comparamos los periodos de verano (semanas 21 a 39 de 2009 y otoño-invierno (semanas 40 de 2009 a 20 de 2010. Resultados: Durante 2009 hubo dos ondas de gripe A(H1N12009, con picos en julio y noviembre. En verano (semana 21 a 39 se notificaron 4.389 casos de síndrome gripal, siendo los más afectados los adultos jóvenes (58! entre 15 y 44 años. La mayor incidencia se registró tras las fiestas de San Fermín (92 casos por 100.000 en la semana 29 con retorno inmediato a niveles basales. En otoño se produjo una segunda onda que alcanzó tasas 7 veces mayores (667 casos por 100.000 en la semana 45 y se mantuvieron 9 semanas por encima del umbral epidémico, siendo el grupo de edad más afectado el de niños de 5 a 14 años (111 por 1000. En el pico de las dos ondas el porcentaje de frotis confirmados para gripe superó el 60!. Durante el verano se produjeron 66 ingresos con confirmación de gripe (H1N12009, y en otoño 158. La proporción de casos que requirieron ingresos en hospital fue mayor en verano (1,5! que en otoño (0,8!; p<0,0001. Conclusión: La circulación de la gripe fue mucho menor en verano. La aparición de casos graves se produjo tanto en momentos con alta como con baja incidencia de síndromes gripales.

  12. La aplicación de nitrógeno en otoño retrasa la senescencia foliar en manzano (Malus domestica Borkh.)

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    TOGNETTI, J.A; DE ANGELIS; SÁNCHEZ, E.E

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    ResumenLa prolongación de la duración de la vida de las hojas de frutales en otoño es deseable ya que contribuye a mejorar la disponibilidad de reservas para el ciclo siguiente. El objetivo de este trabajo fue evaluar el efecto de la época y modalidad de la fertilización nitrogenada en manzanos sobre la senescencia foliar al final del ciclo vegetativo.El ensayo se llevó a cabo durante tres temporadas (2006/2007, 2007/2008, 2008/2009) en dos montes de manzano cv Royal Gala/EM9 y cv Red Chief/F...

  13. KERANCUAN FONO-ORTOGRAFIS DAN OTO-FONOLOGIS PADA BAHASA JAWA RAGAM LISAN DAN TULIS DALAM BERITA BAHASA JAWA DI JOGJA TV

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    Zuly Qurniawati

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    Full Text Available Bahasa Jawa dalam tayangan berita Pawartos Ngayogyakarto belum cukup sempurna karena masih ditemukan kesalahan atau kerancuan fono-ortografis dan oto-fonologis dalam pemakaiannya. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk: (1 mendeskripsikan kerancuan fono-ortografis dan oto-fonologis pada Bahasa Jawa ragam lisan dan tulis dalam berita Bahasa Jawa di Jogja TV. (2 mengetahui penyebab kerancuan fono-ortografis dan oto-fonologis pada Bahasa Jawa ragam lisan dan tulis dalam berita Bahasa Jawa di Jogja TV. Penelitian ini merupakan penelitian dengan pendekatan linguistik yang dalam pelaksanaannya menerapkan metode penelitian linguistik. Penelitian ini mengambil data dari lapangan dan kepustakaan. Data utama penelitian ini adalah data lisan, berupa tuturan dalam siaran berita Jogja TV serta wawancara dengan pembaca berita dan juga naskah yang dibaca oleh pembaca berita. Sampel penelitian ini adalah tuturan dalam siaran berita Pawartos Ngayogyakarta yang disiarkan di Jogja TV selama satu bulan di bulan Januari 2011. Teknik pengumpulan data yang digunakan ada empat teknik, yaitu teknik rekam, teknik catat, teknik simak dan teknik cakap. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa kesalahan fono-ortografis yang terjadi diantaranya pada fonem vokal /I/,/i/,/e/,/a/,/ǝ/,/o/,/u/, dan konsonan /dh/,/d/,/t/, /th/. Adapun kesalahan dari segi oto-fonologis yang terjadi adalah pada fonem vokal /I/, /i/, /e/, /a/, /ǝ/, /ɛ/,/o/,/u/,/U/,/ɔ/, dan konsonan /ḍh/,/dh/,/ṭ/,/t/. Kesalahan yang terjadi diakibatkan oleh latar belakang sosial budaya dan pendidikan pembaca berita dimana tidak semua pembaca berita berasal dari daerah Jawa Tengah dan DIY serta tidak semua memiliki latar belakang pendidikan Bahasa Jawa

  14. Calidad nutritiva de láminas de festuca alta (Festuca arundinacea Schreb en rebrotes de verano y otoño

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    INSUA, J.R.

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluó el efecto de la morfogénesis y estructura foliar en la calidad de las láminas de rebrotes de verano y otoño de Festuca arundinacea Schreb. Se utilizó un diseño completamente aleatorizado (n=3 en 250 macetas al aire libre sin limitantes hídricas de N y P. En los rebrotes de cada estación se realizaron tres cosechas de 300 macollos/repetición para obtener láminas en tres estados de desarrollo (recientemente expandida,adulta y pre-senescencia, correspondientes a tres generaciones consecutivas de hojas.

  15. Aplicación de los procesos sinópticos objetivos a la península ibérica en otoño

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    Antonio de Jesús Fernández García

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available En el artículo se aplica la clasificación objetiva de los llamados Procesos Sinópticos Objetivos (PSO de Fernández y Díaz (2003, basada en la presión atmosférica en superficie y el geopotencial en 500 hPa en su evolución temporal durante 3 días, al territorio peninsular de España y las islas Baleares. Se señalan las ventajas de esta clasificación sobre las subjetivas o manuales y su capacidad para reflejar adecuadamente los tipos atmosféricos que influyen en el área de estudio durante los meses otoñales. En concreto, la diversidad sinóptica del área durante el bimestre septiembre-octubre se resume en 20 PSOs, para los que se calcula su frecuencia y período de retorno. Las características de cada PSO se ponen en relación con la probabilidad de ocurrencia de precipitación y su cantidad media diaria.

  16. An alternative strategy for universal infant hearing screening in tertiary hospitals with a high delivery rate, within a developing country, using transient evoked oto-acoustic emissions and brainstem evoked response audiometry.

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    Mathur, N N; Dhawan, R

    2007-07-01

    To formulate an alternative strategy for universal infants hearing screening in an Indian tertiary referral hospital with a high delivery rate, which could be extended to similar situations in other developing countries. The system should be able to diagnose, in a timely fashion, all infants with severe and profound hearing losses. One thousand newborn were randomly selected. All underwent testing with transient evoked oto-acoustic emissions (TEOAE) in the first 48 hours of life. All TEOAE failures were followed up and repeat tests were performed at three weeks, three months and six months of age. Infants with acceptable TEOAE results at any of the four ages were discharged from the study. Infants with unacceptable TEOAE results at all the four ages underwent brainstem evoked response audiometry and oto-endoscopy. The 'pass rate' for TEOAE testing was calculated for all four ages. The time taken to perform TEOAE and brainstem evoked response audiometry was recorded for all subjects. These recordings were statistically analysed to find the most suitable strategy for universal hearing screening in our hospital. The pass rate for TEOAE was 79.0 per cent at audiometry. Obstructed and collapsed external auditory canals were the two factors that significantly affected the specificity of TEOAE in infants results are generated, such that a larger number must undergo brainstem evoked response audiometry, wasting time and resources. This can easily be avoided by delaying TEOAE screening until three months of age, when it has a substantially lower false positive outcome. We expect that implementation of this alternative strategy in our hospital will maximise the benefits of such a programme.

  17. La aplicación de nitrógeno en otoño retrasa la senescencia foliar en manzano (Malus domestica Borkh.

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    TOGNETTI, J.A

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available ResumenLa prolongación de la duración de la vida de las hojas de frutales en otoño es deseable ya que contribuye a mejorar la disponibilidad de reservas para el ciclo siguiente. El objetivo de este trabajo fue evaluar el efecto de la época y modalidad de la fertilización nitrogenada en manzanos sobre la senescencia foliar al final del ciclo vegetativo.El ensayo se llevó a cabo durante tres temporadas (2006/2007, 2007/2008, 2008/2009 en dos montes de manzano cv Royal Gala/EM9 y cv Red Chief/Franco. Se emplearon tres formas de aplicación de nitrógeno: a por suelo luego de la cosecha (NO; b foliar luego de la cosecha (FO; c por suelo en primavera (P. El testigo (T no recibió aplicación de nitrógeno. Se determinó la concentración de clorofila en hojas de dardos vegetativos en muestreos periódicos realizados desde mediados a fines de marzo y se siguió la evolución de la defoliación natural de las plantas. Asimismo, se determinó la fecha de entrada en reposo. Nuestros resultados muestran que las plantas de los tratamientos NO y FO presentaron mayores niveles de clorofila que los tratamientos P y T hacia el final del ciclo vegetativo. El tratamiento FO presentó las menores tasas de defoliación natural en la temporada 2006/2007 en la cultivar Royal Gala y en la temporada 2007/2008 en la cultivar Red Chief. No hubo diferencias en la fecha de entrada en reposo de las plantas excepto en la temporada 2008/2009, en la que el tratamiento T perdió antes las hojas. En conclusión, la fertilización de poscosecha favorece el mantenimiento del follaje verde en manzano en la época previa a la entrada en reposo invernal de las plantas.AbstractProlonging leaf life span in fruit trees during autumn is desirable since it may help improve reserve availability for the following cycle. The aim of this research was to assess the influence of the timing and mode of nitrogen fertilization of apple trees on foliar senescence at the end of the vegetative

  18. Dos presos de la nación: El Patriarca en El Otoño del Patriarca de Gabriel García Márquez El Primer Magistrado en el Recurso del Método de Alejo Carpentier

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    Urša Geršak

    1998-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo trata el problema de la dictadura y del dictador en la literatura, pero también en su contexto social e histórico. Lo problematiza como fenómeno total, tratando primero acercarse con una explicación semántica, luego histórica y social, dar un repaso por la literatura del género, para luego concentrarse en dos obras sobre el dictador: El Otoño del Patriarca de García Márquez y el Recurso del Método de Carpentier. Ambas se editaron en los años setenta y contienen rasgos de las sociedades bajo regímenes dictatoriales. Intentamos aclarar el concepto de "América Latina", cómo está trabajado en ambas novelas, con especial atención a dos cuestiones sobresalientes: las intervenciones extranjeras y la represión, que junto al tema del "poder" son los temas centrales de las dos novelas.

  19. Improved performance of Xpert MTB/RIF assay on sputum sediment samples obtained from presumptive pulmonary tuberculosis cases at Kibong'oto infectious diseases hospital in Tanzania.

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    Mbelele, Peter M; Aboud, Said; Mpagama, Stellah G; Matee, Mecky I

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    The introduction of Xpert MTB/RIF assay (Xpert) has significantly improved diagnosis of Tuberculosis (TB) in resource limited human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) endemic settings. We aimed to modify the Xpert protocol to improve the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB). This cross sectional study was conducted among presumptive pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) patients at Kibong'oto Infectious Diseases Hospital between August and November 2015. Each patient consented to provide 2 samples of raw sputa. One-sputum sample was sedimented using the Petroff's method and divided into two portions. One portion of sediment was inoculated on Lowenstein-Jensen culture media and observed for any growth for up to 8 weeks. Both, raw sputum and the portions of sediments were tested separately using Xpert with a sample reagent ratio of 1:2. Mean age of patients, prevalence of MTB, Xpert sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive value were calculated. An incremental sensitivity was determined. Pearson chi-square and either an independent T or Mann-Whitney U-test were used to compared categorical and continuous variables respectively. A p- value of ≤0.05 was considered significant. Of the 270 presumptive PTB cases, 262 were eligible for analysis. Eight (3%) were excluded due to contaminated culture. Patients' mean age was 42.9 (±SD 15.1) years of which 173 (66%) were female. The overall prevalence of PTB was 112 (43%), of which the Xpert detected 105 (40%) in sediments and 98 (37%) in raw sputa as compared to culture which detected 85 (32%) cases of PTB. Sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values of Xpert on sputum sediments were 92%, 85%, 74% and 96% respectively. Overall, the incremental sensitivity of Xpert on sediment over raw sputum was 6%. In HIV infected Presumptive PTB, the incremental sensitivity was 12%. Lowering the sample reagent to sediment dilution ratio increases sensitivity of Xpert on MTB detection among presumptive

  20. Unidad didáctica "El Otoño". Propuesta de Diseño para el Segundo Ciclo de Educación Infantil (3-6 años

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    Dionisio de CASTRO CARDOSO

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: Las Unidades Didácticas ocupan un lugar central entre las tareas específicas del personal docente. Por este motivo cabe esperar que la calidad de los aprendizajes obtenidos se encuentre afectada, en gran medida, por el grado de dominio alcanzado por estos profesionales en la programación, puesta en práctica y evaluación de las mismas. El Objetivo de este trabajo es facilitar un ejemplo de diseño o programación de la Unidad Didáctica "El Otoño" para el segundo ciclo de Educación Infantil, cuyo alumnado tiene entre tres y seis años. Con el fin de situar mejor el diseño de la Unidad Didáctica, hemos querido partir de la consideración del alumnado como conjunto de personas con unas peculiaridades propias —algunas las cuales se deben a las características que, por edad, corresponden a su desarrollo- y que es preciso conocer. Antes de abordar nuestra propuesta de diseño concreta, incluimos algunas ideas teóricas básicas. Para finalizar, contemplamos, de forma general, la ejecución o desarrollo y la evaluación de resultados.ABSTRACT: Teaching units occupy a central place among the specific tasks of the teacher, and therefore, the quality of learning can be expected to be greatly affected by how well these professionals handle the programming, putting into practice and evaluating of these units. The aim of this study is to provide an example of a design or programming of the teaching unit "Autumn" for the second cycle of early childhood education (3 to 6 year olds. In order to best situate the design of the teaching unit, the pupils have been considered as a set of persons with their own peculiarities —some of which are due to the characteristics which correspond to their development by age— and which must be taken into account. Before dealing with our actual proposal for a specific design, we include some basic theoretical ideas. Finally, we consider the general aspects of its carrying out and the evaluation of the

  1. El habitante del otoño

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    Pappenheim Murcia Ruth

    1999-06-01

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    Al conmemorarse los doscientos años del nacimiento de Alexander Pushkin, el más grande poeta ruso, Rubén Darío Flórez entrega esta antología de poemas, la mayoría de los cuales nunca habían sido traducidos al español. Como preámbulo se encuentra una biografía apasionante, novelesca, del poeta ruso, cuya lectura es indispensable para captar el sentido cultural, histórico y personal de los poemas.

  2. Composición de la dieta de otoño del pato mexicano (Anas diazi en el vaso sur de las ciénegas del Lerma, Estado de México Fall diet composition of Mexican duck (Anas diazi at Lerma marsh, South Vessel, México State

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    David Colón-Quezada

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Se estudió la composición de la dieta del pato mexicano (Anas diazi y su variación en 2 periodos de otoño consecutivos (2004-2005 en el vaso sur de las ciénegas del Lerma, Estado de México, a partir de 24 muestras de patos cazados. El análisis complementario del peso seco agregado y la frecuencia mostraron que durante el otoño el pato mexicano tiene una dieta vegetariana en la que predominan las semillas de plantas acuáticas, malezas, maíz y tubérculos de Sagittaria y un mínimo consumo de invertebrados. Los alimentos que principalmente se consumieron en 2004 fueron semillas de Echinichloa holciformis, Polygonum lapathifolium y P. punctatum, en tanto que en la dieta de 2005, fueron semillas de maíz y tubérculos de Sagittaria macrophylla. El análisis de similitud de dietas de Sorensen, evidenció una variación de 70% entre los 2 años, lo cual puede atribuirse a la disponibilidad anual de alimento.The Mexican duck's diet composition and its variation in 2 consecutive fall periods (2004-2005 was studied at the Lerma marsh, South Basin, Mexico State, including 24 esophageal samples obtained during the hunting season. A complementary analysis using aggregated dry weight and frequency of occurrence showed than the Mexican duck has a vegetarian diet dominated by aquatic plants seeds, weeds seeds, corn seeds and Sagittaria tubes. The main foods in 2004 were Echinochloa holciformis, Polygonum lapathifolium and P. punctatum seeds, whereas corn seeds and Sagittaria macrophylla tubers dominated the 2005 diet. The Sorensen similarity analysis of the diets showed a diet variation of 70% on both years, which could be to attributed to annual food availability.

  3. Effect of Nitrogen Inhibitors on Nitrous Oxide Emissions and Pasture Growth After an Autumn Application in Volcanic Soil Efecto de Inhibidores de Nitrógeno en las Emisiones de Óxido Nitroso y Crecimiento de la Pradera después de la Aplicación Otoñal en un Suelo Volcánico

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    Erika Vistoso

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available A range of technologies is available to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural systems. Among these, applying N transformation inhibitors is promising in reducing nitrous oxide (N2O emissions in both arable and pastoral soils. A randomized complete block design with six replicates was used to quantify the effect of urease (UI and nitrification (NI inhibitors on N2O emissions and pasture production from permanent pasture in an Andisol after autumn-applied urea. The N2O emissions were measured periodically for 8 wk with PVC stationary chambers. Mineral N, DM yield, N concentration, and N uptake were analyzed. Our results show that adding fertilizer (40 kg N ha-1 significantly increased N2O emissions by 281% over the control treatment (P Una gama de tecnologías están disponibles para reducir las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero desde sistemas agrícolas. Entre éstas, la aplicación de inhibidores de transformación del N es considerada prometedora para reducir emisiones de oxido nitroso (N2O en suelos de cultivo y praderas. Un diseño de bloques completos al azar con seis repeticiones se utilizó para cuantificar el efecto de inhibidores de ureasa (UI y nitrificación (NI sobre emisiones de N2O y producción de pradera permanente sobre un Andisol después de la aplicación otoñal de urea. Las emisiones de N2O se midieron periódicamente durante 8 semanas en cámara estacionaria de PVC. Se analizaron N mineral, rendimiento de MS, concentración de N, y absorción de N. Los resultados muestran que la aplicación de fertilizante (40 kg N ha-1 aumentó significativamente las emisiones de N2O en 281% sobre el tratamiento control (P < 0,05 y generó 10-29% de reducción de emisiones. Ambos inhibidores redujeron la producción de N-nitrato en el Andisol serie Osorno por detener la hidrólisis de urea o el proceso de nitrificación. Se midieron aumentos en producción (8-13%, concentración N (7-9% y absorción N (46-56% con la adici

  4. El otoño alemán

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    Arribas, Sonia

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available RAF’s terrorism was the biggest challenge for the German political and economic order after World War II. This phenomenon cannot be properly understood if it is not connected to its great media exposure and impact. This was the starting point of an exhibition that brought together the works of three generations of artists that have reflected about the history of the RAF.

    El terrorismo de la RAF significó el reto más importante al que se tuvo que enfrentar el orden político y económico alemán después de la segunda guerra mundial. El fenómeno es incomprensible si no pone en relación con su enorme presencia y repercusión mediáticas. Éste fue el punto de partida de una exposición que reunió las obras de tres generaciones de artistas que se han ocupado de reflexionar sobre la historia de la RAF.

  5. Mongolian coal liquefaction test; Mongorutan no ekika tokusei

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    Yamamoto, H.; Kubo, H. [Mitsui SRC Development Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Tsedevsuren, T. [National Research Center of Chemistry and Technology of Coal in Mongoria (Mongolia)

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    This paper describes the results of liquefaction tests of Mongolian coals using an autoclave and a flow micro reactor. Uvdughudag coal, Hootiinhonhor coal, and Shivee-Ovoo coal were used for liquefaction tests with an autoclave. Oil yields of Uvdughudag and Hootiinhonhor coals were 55.56 wt% and 55.29 wt%, respectively, which were similar to that of Wyoming coal. Similar results were obtained, as to produced gas and water yields. These coals were found to be suitable for coal liquefaction. Lower oil yield, 42.55 wt% was obtained for Shivee-Ovoo coal, which was not suitable for liquefaction. Liquefaction tests were conducted for Uvdughudag coal with a flow micro reactor. The oil yield was 55.7 wt%, which was also similar to that of Wyoming coal, 56.1 wt%. Hydrogen consumption of Uvdughudag coal was also similar to that of Wyoming coal. From these, Uvdughudag coal can be a prospective coal for liquefaction. From the distillation distribution of oil, distillate fraction yield below 350{degree}C of Uvdughudag coal was 50.7 wt%, which was much higher than that of Wyoming coal, 35.6 wt%. Uvdughudag coal is a coal with high light oil fraction yield. 2 figs., 5 tabs.

  6. Characterization and comparison of microphytoplankton biomass in the lower reaches of the Biobío River and the adjacent coastal area off Central Chile during autumn-winter conditions Caracterización y comparación de la biomasa microfitoplanctónica en el curso inferior del río Biobío y la zona costera adyacente frente a Chile Central durante condiciones de otoño-invierño

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    Bárbara Léniz

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available The Biobío River in central Chile is the third largest watershed and second largest river in Chile in terms of discharge volume. Three sampling campaigns were made in the lower reaches of the river and the adjacent coastal ocean to evaluate the influence of the river plume on the physical/chemical conditions and the abundance/biomass of microphytoplankton during autumn-winter conditions. In addition, a preliminary quantification of riverine nutrients, dissolved silica, and phytoplankton carbon flux to the adjacent ocean was also conducted. High nitrate (ño3- and silicic acid (Si(OH4 concentration (>18 and 50 μΜ, respectively was observed in the lower reaches of the river during all field campaigns. Si(OH4 was even high in surface river plume waters. Hydrographic conditions indicate that river plume waters were piled coastward, and they could drove to the south at the Arauco Gulf. In all sampling, highest microphytoplankton biomass (>5000 μgC m-3 was associated to the lower reaches of the river and river plume waters as they were moving southward. During autumn-winter conditions a significant flux of phytoplankton carbon and nutrients to the adjacent coastal ocean also played an important role in the high biological productivity of this coastal upwelling area. These preliminary results evidence the need to conduct large-term studies, which should consider the importance of these allochthoñous carbon sources in global carbon budgets and coastal food-web models.El río Biobío, en la zona central de Chile es la tercera cuenca más grande y segundo río más grande de Chile en térmiños de volumen de descarga de agua dulce. Se realizaron tres campanas de muestreo en el curso inferior del río y la zona costera adyacente para evaluar la influencia de la pluma del río Biobío, en las condiciones físicas/químicas relacionadas con la abundancia/biomasa del microfitoplancton en condiciones de otoño-invierño. Además, se realizó una

  7. On the prediction of hydroelastic behaviors of a huge floating structure in waves. 2nd Report; Choogata futai no harochu dansei kyodo no suiteiho ni tsuite

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    Murai, M.; Kagemoto, H.; Fujino, M. [The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan)

    1997-08-01

    On the hydroelastic behaviors of a huge floating structure, a mutual interaction theory based on the area division method is used for the analysis of a fluid problem and a mode analysis method is used for the analysis of deformation. On the continuous deformation of a floating structure, the structure is considered as a set of partial structures obtained when the plane shape was divided into squares and discretely handled as a series of rigid motions in the small partial structures obtained by dividing the partial structures more finely. The experimental result in a water tank and the distribution method at a singular point were compared on the deformation of the elastic floating structure estimated by calculation based on this formulation. The result showed that the estimation method on the hydroelastic problem proposed in this paper is valid. On the prediction of hydroelastic behaviors of a huge floating structure, various calculation examples indicate that the hydroelastic behavior is not only the relation between the structure length and wavelength, but also that the bending rigidity of a structure is a very important factor. For a huge floating structure in the 5,000 m class, up to shorter wavelength of about {lambda}/L = 1/100 must be investigated. 6 refs., 14 figs., 5 tabs.

  8. Wave response analyses of floating crane structure; Crane sen no jobu kozobutsu no haro oto

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    Nobukawa, H.; Takaki, M.; Kitamura, M.; Ahou, G. [Hiroshima University, Hiroshima (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Higashimura, M. [Fukada Salvage and Marine Works Co. Ltd., Osaka (Japan)

    1996-12-31

    Identifying a dynamic load acting on a lifted load in a floating crane moving in waves is important for preparing an operation manual for the floating crane. Analyses were made on motions in waves of a floating crane with a lifting load of 3,600 tons, with considerations given to deformation of the crane structure. Discussions were given on a dynamic load acting on a lifted load. If a case that considers elastic deformation in the crane structure is compared with a case that does not consider same in calculating hull motions of the floating crane, the difference between them is small if wave length {lambda} to the ship length L is about 0.5. However, if {lambda}/L is 1.0 and 1.5, the difference grows very large. Therefore, the effect of deformation in the crane structure on hull motions of the floating crane cannot be ignored in these cases. A dynamic load acting on a lifted load that considers deformation in the crane structure is about 5% of lifted weight in a headsea condition in which the wave height is 2 m and {lambda}/L is 1.5. As opposed, an estimated value of a dynamic load when the crane structure is regarded as a rigid body is 13%, which is 2.6 times as great as the case that considers deformation of the crane structure. 3 refs., 17 figs., 1 tab.

  9. Study on the time-domain electromagnetic responses; TDEM ho ni okeru denji oto ni tsuite

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    Noguchi, K.; Endo, M. [Waseda University, Tokyo (Japan). School of Science and Engineering

    1997-05-27

    With an objective to perform three-dimensional analysis with high accuracy in using the electromagnetic exploration method, characteristics in electromagnetic response were analyzed, and conditions for acquiring necessary data were discussed. The discussion defined a parameter called `response anomaly` which uses response from media to standardize response only from substances with abnormal resistivity. The receivers were located uniformly on the same plane, and the response anomaly was derived from electromagnetic response from each of the three horizontal and vertical components at each receiving point, which was expressed as a contour map. The parameter for the abnormal body was consisted of location and resistivity contrast with media. Discussions using the contour map were given on the response when these factors for the parameter were varied. As a result, it was found that the response anomaly appears in the form that reflects the abnormal body, and the response anomaly of the horizontal component is superior in terms of being large. It was also referred that, as a requirement for the abnormal body which gives larger impact from the electromagnetic response, the abnormal body should have lower resistivity than that in the media, and resistivity contrast with the media should be greater. 2 refs., 7 figs., 1 tab.

  10. Investigation research on autonomous responsive materials; Jiritsu oto zairyo ni kansuru chosa kenkyu

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    1996-03-01

    A survey was made on autonomous responsive materials as a new material which reversibly change molecular structures and the aggregation state according to external stimuli. Autonomous responsive materials imitate environmental responsibility in the living organism system and have sensing, control and active functions for external stimuli. The materials are highly efficient and environmentally friendly. In biomimetic materials for soft actuators, drastic changes by temperature of elastic modulus of water-swollen hydrogel are used to the motion. In order to molecularly design stimulus-responsible polymer gel, studied are the relation between the micro structure and stimulus responsibility, dynamic correlation between the micro structure and the macro structure, etc. In the biomedical field, new cure and diagnosis using innovative materials are expected, and the application of autonomous responsive materials to the field is studied. For example, using hydrogel responding the temperature and the surface and controlling by temperature the interaction with components of the organism such as protein and cells, drug delivery in the organism is optimized. Also studied is the application of hydrophilic/hydrophobic changes by temperature to the chromatography. 215 refs., 47 figs., 11 tabs.

  11. Emisija štetnih komponenata ispušnih plinova Oto-motora

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    Josip Zavada

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available This paper deals with the method which makes it possible to complete an assessment of the harmful exhaust emission level of the Otto engine in different modes of operation. Thus the paper specifically reviews: idling, stationary loads, acceleration, and deceleration. The authors discuss the impact of input values in the process of assessment upon the output values. In the process, respective concentration as well as the total volume of toxic components in a given period ·have been established. The assessment is based upon a complete estimate (computation of a cycle in the engine cylinder while the load is selected from the system of the Europe-test. The results obtained have been verified in an experiment.

  12. Impact of usage of personal music systems on oto-acoustic emissions among medical students

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    Prasanth G Narahari

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Intact hearing is essential for medical students and physicians for communicating with patients and appreciating internal sounds with a stethoscope. With the increased use of (PMSs, they are exposed to high sound levels and are at a risk of developing hearing loss. The effect of long term personal music system (PMS usage on auditory sensitivity has been well established. Our study has reported the immediate and short term effect of PMS usage on hearing especially among medical professionals. Objective: To assess the effect of short term PMS usage on distortion product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAE among medical professionals. Materials and Method: 34 medical students within the age range of 17–22 years who were regular users of PMS participated in the study. All participants had hearing thresholds <15 dBHL at audiometric octave frequencies. Baseline DPOAEs were measured in all participants after 18 h of non-usage of PMS. One week later DPOAEs were again measured after two hours of continuous listening to PMS. DPOAEs were measured within the frequency range of 2 to 12 kHz with a resolution of 12 points per octave. Output sound pressure level of the PMS of each participant was measured in HA-1 coupler and it was converted to free field SPL using the transformations of RECD and REUG. Results: Paired sample t test was used to investigate the main effect of short term music listening on DPOAE amplitudes. Analysis revealed no significant main effect of music listening on DPOAE amplitudes at the octave frequencies between 2 to 4 KHz (t67 = −1.02, P = 0.31 and 4 to 8 KHz (t67 = 0.24, P = 0.81. However, there was a small but statistically significant reduction in DPOAE amplitude (t67 = 2.10, P = 0.04 in the frequency range of 9 to 12 kHz following short term usage of PMS. The mean output sound pressure level of the PMS was 98.29. Conclusion: Short term exposure to music affects the DPOAE amplitude at high frequencies and this serves as an early indicator for noise induced hearing loss (NIHL. Analysis of output sound pressure level suggests that the PMSs of the participants have the capability to induce hearing loss if the individual listened to it at the maximum volume setting. Hence, the medical professionals need to be cautious while using PMS.

  13. The Natural Transparency and Piezoelectric Response of the Greta oto Butterfly Wing

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    2009-02-12

    matching of the material within the wing. This changing index of refraction is similar to what is observed in certain ‘‘ moth eye’’ surfaces of...associated with drift. For the PFM measurements, a small sinusoidal perturbing ac voltage (5 V, 7 kHz ) was applied to the cantilever tip with respect to the...silicate glass slide (‘‘substrate’’), and probed with a Ti–Pt-coated SPM cantilever (Olympus AC240TM, k B 2 N m1, f E 70 kHz ) using a scanning probe

  14. Changes in distortion product oto-acoustic emissions after exposure to continuous and impulsive noise

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    de Toro, Miguel Angel Aranda; Ordoñez, Rodrigo Pizarro; Hammershøi, Dorte

    2012-01-01

    and legislation correlates to a higher risk of hearing damage. Subjects were exposed to two types of binaural recordings consisting of a continuous broad-band noise-exposure normalized to LEX,8h = 80~dB and the interaction of the previous stimulus with a noise of impulsive character normalized to LEX,8h = 75 + 5......Temporary changes in the hearing of human subjects were monitored with distortion product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAEs) after control sound exposures in a laboratory. The objectives of the experiment were to investigate whether the +5~dB penalty for impulsiveness used in international standards...

  15. Changes in distortion product oto-acoustic emissions after exposure to continuous and impulsive noise

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    de Toro, Miguel Angel Aranda; Ordoñez, Rodrigo Pizarro; Hammershøi, Dorte

    2012-01-01

    and legislation correlates to a higher risk of hearing damage. Subjects were exposed to two types of binaural recordings consisting of a continuous broad-band noise-exposure normalized to LEX,8h = 80 dBA and the interaction of the previous stimulus with a noise of impulsive character normalized to LEX,8h = 75 + 5......Temporary changes in hearing of the subjects were monitored with distortion product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAEs) after control sound exposures in a laboratory. The objectives of the experiment was to investigate whether the +5 dB penalty for impulsiveness used in international standards...

  16. Impact of usage of personal music systems on oto-acoustic emissions among medical students.

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    Narahari, Prasanth G; Bhat, Jayashree; Nambi, Arivudai; Arora, Anshul

    2017-01-01

    Intact hearing is essential for medical students and physicians for communicating with patients and appreciating internal sounds with a stethoscope. With the increased use of (PMSs), they are exposed to high sound levels and are at a risk of developing hearing loss. The effect of long term personal music system (PMS) usage on auditory sensitivity has been well established. Our study has reported the immediate and short term effect of PMS usage on hearing especially among medical professionals. To assess the effect of short term PMS usage on distortion product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAE) among medical professionals. 34 medical students within the age range of 17-22 years who were regular users of PMS participated in the study. All participants had hearing thresholds <15 dBHL at audiometric octave frequencies. Baseline DPOAEs were measured in all participants after 18 h of non-usage of PMS. One week later DPOAEs were again measured after two hours of continuous listening to PMS. DPOAEs were measured within the frequency range of 2 to 12 kHz with a resolution of 12 points per octave. Output sound pressure level of the PMS of each participant was measured in HA-1 coupler and it was converted to free field SPL using the transformations of RECD and REUG. Paired sample t test was used to investigate the main effect of short term music listening on DPOAE amplitudes. Analysis revealed no significant main effect of music listening on DPOAE amplitudes at the octave frequencies between 2 to 4 KHz (t67 = -1.02, P = 0.31) and 4 to 8 KHz (t67 = 0.24, P = 0.81). However, there was a small but statistically significant reduction in DPOAE amplitude (t67 = 2.10, P = 0.04) in the frequency range of 9 to 12 kHz following short term usage of PMS. The mean output sound pressure level of the PMS was 98.29. Short term exposure to music affects the DPOAE amplitude at high frequencies and this serves as an early indicator for noise induced hearing loss (NIHL). Analysis of output sound pressure level suggests that the PMSs of the participants have the capability to induce hearing loss if the individual listened to it at the maximum volume setting. Hence, the medical professionals need to be cautious while using PMS.

  17. DIGITAL FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP DATABASE, OTOE COUNTY, NEBRASKA (AND INCORPORATED AREAS)

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    Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security — The Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) Database depicts flood risk information and supporting data used to develop the risk data. The primary risk...

  18. Characteristics of an anechoic chamber; Denpa anshitsu ni okeru tokusei no sokuteirei ni tsuite

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    Ito, S. [Traffic Safety and Nuisance Research Inst., Tokyo (Japan)

    1998-05-01

    An anechoic chamber for immunity test of electronic equipment for automobiles was constructed. This paper describes an outline of this chamber and some measurement results of basic characteristics. For the specification of immunity characteristics for electromagnetic waves, the magnetic field is more than 70 dB in the frequency range between 150 kHz and 30 MHz, and is more than 100 dB in the frequency range between 30 MHz and 10 GHz. The floor has electric wave reflection characteristics equivalent to the road surface so as to measure the radiation electromagnetic field from electronic equipment for automobiles in the future. Proper electric wave absorbers were fixed on the ceiling, walls and floor to satisfy the electromagnetic wave immunity characteristics and the site attenuation characteristics equivalent to the earth. Basic characteristics of this anechoic chamber were measured. Changes of electric field strength distribution were also measured during the irradiation of electromagnetic wave in the presence or absence of automobiles. These characteristics satisfied the design specification. It was found that the electric field strength changes in the presence of automobiles, and that the degree of change depends on the shape of automobile. 10 figs., 5 tabs.

  19. Properties and utilization of natural zeolite in Tochigi prefecture; Tochigensan tennen zeolite no tokusei to riyo

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    Iso, F. [Kennan Industrial Research Inst. of Tochigi Prefecture, Tochigi (Japan)

    1998-05-01

    Described herein is effective utilization of natural zeolite. Zeolite is a water-containing aluminosilicate of an alkali or alkali-earth element, characterized by a three-dimensional crystal structure with tetrahedrons of AlO4 and SiO4 share oxygen atoms at the apexes. It holds cations and adsorbed water in the molecular-order tunnel structures. It shows various characteristics, e.g., molecular sieving, steam adsorptivity, ion-exchageability and solid acidity. Natural zeolite occurring in Tochigi Prefecture comprises clinoptilolite as the major ingredient and mordenite to some extent. When combined with bentonite, it effectively treats emulsified waste oil. It also triggers styrene polymerization to form oligomer, although less active than mordenite. A composite of the natural zeolite and phenol resin improves in mechanical properties as glass fiber content increases. When mixed with allophane, it gives a porous ceramic, which shows good moldability and is sintered well without being cracked to have a good water-holding property. Its conversion into synthetic zeolite is also described. 75 refs., 2 figs., 12 tabs.

  20. Superball C60 and its superconductivity properties. Superball C60 to sono chodendo tokusei

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    Tsai, J. (NEC Fundamental Research Laboratories, Tokyo (Japan))

    1992-12-01

    It was recently discovered that cage-shaped Fullerene C60 becomes superconductor by doping with alkali metals. Equivalent materials are K3, C60, Rb3C60, Cs2RbC60, etc., and the last one has the highest Tc of 33K. C60 molecules make face-centered cubic lattice crystals. However, it is surprising that such materials with high symmetry have relatively high Tc. These materials are found to have the unique correlation between crystal structure and superconducting properties, and Tc increases lineally with increasing lattice constants. In relation to this fact, the relation between Tc and state density D(0) on Fermi surface is discussed. Coherence length of C60 doped with alkali metals, superconductive energy gap, and isotope effects are also discussed. Furthermore, the relation between Tc and mass of [sup 12]C which is partly replaced with [sup 13]C suggests that phonon strongly affects superconductivity of C60. 34 refs., 3 figs.

  1. Reservoir characterization using artificial neural network; Neural network wo mochiita choryuso tokusei kaiseki

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    Shimada, N.; Kozawa, T. [Japan National Oil Corp., Tokyo (Japan); Nishikawa, N.; Tani, A. [Fuji Research Institute Corp., Tokyo (Japan)

    1997-05-27

    Neural network is used for the prediction of porosity and permeability using logging data as reservoir characteristics, and the validity of this method is verified. For the prediction of reservoir characteristics by the use of seismic survey data, composite seismic survey records obtained by density logging and acoustic logging are used to experiment the prediction of porosity and permeability continuous along lines of wells. A 3-output back propagation network is used for analysis. There is a possibility that this technique when optimized will improve on prediction accuracy. Furthermore, in the case of characteristics mapping, 3-dimensional seismic data is applied to a carbonate rock reservoir for predicting spatial porosity and permeability. This technique facilitates the comprehensive analysis of core data, well data, and seismic survey data, enabling the derivation of a high-precision spatial distribution of reservoir characteristics. Efforts will continue for further improvement on prediction accuracy. 6 refs., 7 figs., 3 tabs.

  2. Sorption phenomena of methanol on heat treated coal; Netsushori wo hodokoshita sekitan no methanol kyuchaku tokusei

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    Yasuda, H.; Kaiho, M.; Yamada, O.; Soneda, Y.; Kobayashi, M.; Makino, M. [National Institute for Resources and Environment, Tsukuba (Japan)

    1996-10-28

    Experiments were carried out to learn methanol sorption characteristics of heat-treated coal. When Taiheiyo coal is heat-treated at 125{degree}C, performed with a first methanol adsorption at 25{degree}C, and then desorption at 25{degree}C, a site with strong interaction with methanol and a site with relatively weak interaction are generated in test samples. A small amount of methanol remains in both sites. Then, when the methanol is desorbed at as low temperature as 70{degree}C, the methanol in the site with strong interaction remains as it has existed therein, but the methanol in the site with relatively weak interaction desorbs partially, hence the adsorption amount in a second adsorption at 25{degree}C increases. However, when desorption is performed at as high temperature as 125{degree}C, the methanol in the site with strong interaction also desorbs, resulting in increased adsorption heat in the second adsorption. The adsorption velocity drops, however. Existence of methanol in a site with strong interaction affects the adsorption velocity, but no effect is given by methanol in a site with weak interaction. 3 refs., 4 figs.

  3. Water permeabilities of pulverized fuel ash; Bifuntan sekitanbai no tosui tokusei

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    Ichikawa, T. [Center for Coal Utilization, Japan, Tokyo (Japan); Nagataki, S. [Niigata University, Niigata (Japan); Hosoda, N. [Kumagai Gumi Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Utsuki, T. [The Coal Mining Research Center, Japan, Tokyo (Japan); Kubo, H. [Obayashi Corp., Tokyo (Japan)

    1996-09-01

    It is intended to establish a technology to utilize coal ash in bulk to deal with its increasing production. In order to expand its use into earth engineering materials, two kinds of combustion ashes produced from dust coal burning power plants were used for studies using different kinds of tests. The tests were carried out on strength properties, water permeability, and characteristics of dissolving trace amounts of chemical constituents, with regard to addition effects of cement into compacted and slurry-state dust coal burned ashes. The derived findings may be summarized as follows: as the strength properties, the strength for both of the compacted and slurry-state ashes increases as the cement addition ratio is increased; growth of the strength due to the cement addition ratio and material age varies depending on the kinds of dust coal burned ash; comparison of strengths of the compacted and the slurry-state ashes indicates the strength of the latter ash is about one-third to quarter of that of the former ash; water permeability of the ashes decreases both in the compacted and slurry- state ashes as the cement addition ratio is increased; and the cement addition ratio gives greater impact to the water permeability than the density of the ashes. 28 figs., 5 tabs.

  4. Frictional properties of high strength; Kokyodo porima sen'i kyoka purasuchikku no masatsu tokusei

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    Takao, T.; Yoshino, D. [Sophia University, Tokyo (Japan); Kashima, T.; Yamanaka, A. [Toyobo Co., Ltd., Osaka (Japan)

    1999-11-10

    Dyneema fiber reinforced plastic there is the property, which expands with the reduced temperature, and the use as a superconducting coil reel material is examined. In this paper, Zylon fiber reinforced plastic also measured friction coefficient of the surface of ZFRP, and it has the similar property, and possibility of application as a coil reel material of ZFRP is examined. (NEDO)

  5. Characteristics of microtremors in Hanshin area; Hanshin chiiki ni okeru bido no kihon tokusei nitsuite

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    Suzuki, H.; Suzuki, K.; Yamanaka, H.; Seo, K. [Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo (Japan)

    1996-10-01

    To increase general understandings of fundamental characteristics of microtremors in Hanshin area, microtremors have been observed at Sumiyoshi River-side, Rokko Island, and Nishinomiya. Relations were discussed among the stability of predominant period, successive fluctuation and meteorological conditions. For the analysis, cosine-type taper was conducted before and after 10% of the observed records, and Fourier spectrum was calculated by smoothing using Parzen window with a band width 0.3 Hz. Geometrical mean of two components was used as a horizontal component. At the observation points except Sumiyoshi River-side, predominance in the short period side was not distinct, and was not stable due to the successive fluctuation of predominant period. However, there was less successive fluctuation of spectrum ratio between different two points in the band with period more than 1 sec. Since there was a close correlation between the successive fluctuation in this band and the wind velocity or air pressure, the microtremors in this band was affected by a single vibration source. Ground characteristics could be illustrated by the averages of ratio against base points of moving observation. 14 refs.

  6. One analysis of aerodynamic characteristics of sloop rig; Sloop rig no kuriki tokusei no ichikaiseki

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    Shinkai, A.; Iyoda, H. [Kyushu University, Fukuoka (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1996-10-01

    A sloop which is one form of rigs of sail boats was analyzed of its basic aerodynamic characteristics by using the vortex distribution method. This solution method consists of an algorithm to derive a given pressure distribution on thin sail surface based on the vortex distribution method, and an algorithm to derive sail shapes from the given pressure distribution under a hypothesis of using flexible thin sails. An example of the calculation results showed distribution in an angular distance of pressure difference coefficients which act on each of the two sails, and showed the case where trim angle is changed and seven other parameters are fixed. With respect to control of trim angle which has close correlation with basic performance of the sloop rig, how the increase in the trim angle releases the main sail from aerodynamically adverse effect to which the main sail is subjected was shown. Furthermore, in order to estimate simply the performance of the sloop rig, a series calculation was executed and a chart was prepared which can estimate simply how a maximum thrust can be generated. 17 refs., 12 figs., 1 tab.

  7. Study of performance of a detonation-driven shock tube; Detonation kudogata shogekihakan no sado tokusei

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    Yamanaka, A.; Ariga, Y. [Saitama University, Saitama (Japan); Obara, T.; Cai, P.; Oyagi, S. [Saitama University, Saitama (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    2000-11-25

    A detonation-driven shock tube firstly designed by H.-R. Yu, is considered as a useful facilities capable of producing high-enthalpy flow. In this apparatus, a strong shock wave is generated by detonating oxygen-hydrogen (oxyhydrogen) mixture and has characteristics that temperature as well as pressure of driver gas is extremely high compared with conventional shock tubes. However, a structure of detonation wave is not uniform e. g., detonation wave has three-dimensional cellular structures and multiple transverse waves. Furthermore, the detonation wave is followed by a Taylor expansion fan and performance of detonation-driven shock tube is not well understood. In this preliminary study, a detonation-driven shock tube is constructed and its performance is experimentally investigated by measuring pressure histories and a profile of ionization current behind detonation wave. As a result, (1) the pressure histories of detonation wave is clarified and it shows reasonable agreement with a result obtained by KASIMIR shock tube simulation code. (2) A propagation velocity of detonation wave is coincided well with theoretical predictions assuming Chapman-Jouguet detonation wave. (3) An equivalence ratio of oxyhydrogen mixture to produce a highest Mach number of the shock wave is evaluated as {phi} (approx equal) 1.7. (author)

  8. Catalytic properties of amorphous NiZr alloys. Amorufasu NiZr gokin no shokubai tokusei

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    Komiyama, H.; Shimogaki, Y.; Egashira, Y.; Sumiya, S. (The Univ. of Tokyo, Tokyo, (Japan). Faculty of Engineering)

    1990-03-01

    This paper investigated the catalytic properties of amorphous NiZr alloys. Amorphous alloys were used as ribbon, powder and ultra-fine powder (a-UFP) prepared by different processes as they are, or after chemically cleaved process. Catalytic reactions were measured by the gas chromatography for gas composition at the reactor outlet. The applied reactions were the hydrogenation of CO, acethylene and butadiene, and the hydrogenolysis of ethane. All amorphous alloys indicated similar reacting characteristics, independent of the preparation methods. It should reflect any common substance that amorphous alloy of nonequilibrium which can be different states by manufacturing process, show similar characteristics like this. The surface of amprphous alloys has strong affinity to Zr and O and Ni, Zr and O is thought to be highly dispersed, presumably at an atomic level, maintaining Ni as the stable oxidized condition. These catalysts are very interesting because such the characteristics cannot be realized in crystaline catalysts. 5 refs., 9 figs., 2 tabs.

  9. Aerodynamic characteristics of hypersonic flight experiment (HYFLEX) vehicle; Goku choonsoku hiko jikkenki (HYFLEX) no kuriki tokusei

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    1997-12-01

    Hypersonic Flight Experiment (HYFLEX) vehicle successfully performed a hypersonic lifting flight. The vehicle was developed to establish the basic technologies necessary for an unmanned shuttle vehicle. In this report, the primary aerodynamic characteristics derived from analysis of the flight data are presented. They are aerodynamic force coefficients, longitudinal trim characteristics, stability and control derivatives, elevon hinge moment coefficient, and surface pressure distribution. The flight results are compared with the preflight predictions based on wind tunnel tests and CFD calculations. The purpose of the comparison is to evaluate the validity of the prediction methods including the development of aerodynamic uncertainties in the vehicle design process. The flight results agreed well with the predictions. This shows that the prediction methods are generally valid for the design of a lifting reentry vehicle with a high angle of attack. On the other hand, some differences between the flight results and the predictions were found in axial force coefficient, elevon trim deflection, and RCS gas-jet interaction. 36 refs., 33 figs., 9 tabs.

  10. Improvement of superconducting cylindrical linear induction motor; Chodendo entokeitan ichiji rinia yudo mota no tokusei kaizen

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    Kikuma, T.; Tomita, M.; Ishiyama, A. [Waseda Univ., Tokyo (Japan)

    1999-11-10

    For the purpose of we examining the effect of characteristics and ac loss under real machine operating environment of the alternating current superconductivity winding for a realization of the superconductive AC machine vessel, cylindrical shortness first linear guiding motor which used NbTi/CuNi superconducting cable for the primary winding was produced experimentally. The coil number was increased from 6 in 14 this time, and the optimization of the primary current was done, and the improvement on characteristics was attempted. Here, starting torque characteristics, quenching detection protection control circuit are reported. (NEDO)

  11. Creation of comfortable acoustic environment; Hitoni yasashiku kaiteki na otokankyo no sozo. Oto kankyo dezain no genjo to kongo

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    Nakamura, Hisao [CHIYODA Corp., Kanagawa(Japan)

    1999-02-05

    Sound was one of important elements to construct environment. In recent years, the global scale topics were given when talking about environmental problems. In the human living environment, it had significant meaning to live in a better sound environment. The environmental standard was noticed in 1998, and it was revised after 27 years. In the revision of this time, the central value (L{sub 50}) in the evaluation method used until now was revised to equivalent noise level (L{sub eq}). In the situation, acoustic environment design developed by authors in these several years, was received in society soon, and practical results were given. In this paper, the basic thinking way and recent examples concerning the acoustic environment design, and research development situation to future work were introduced. First of all, the necessity of the acoustic environment design, the thinking way of the acoustic environment design and the advancing way of the acoustic environment design were mentioned. The acoustic environment design of the artificial ground in the Yokohama international general ground was introduced as an example of the acoustic environment design. (NEDO)

  12. Poročanje o sporu glede otočja Diaoyu/Diaoyutai/Senkaku v izbranih slovenskih medijih

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    Sasa ISTENIČ

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available The dispute over the sovereignty of the Diaoyu/Diaoyutai/Senkaku islands remains a source of significant international tension. Given that any miscalculation could lead to a war with unimaginable consequences, the issue has gained media attention across the world. Buttressed with the general newsworthiness of an international conflict, Slovene media has also been attentive to report on the islands’ controversy. Although the remote East Asian region is far down the list of Slovenia’s priorities and ambitions of its politicians, national commercial considerations are connected with a stable and secure environment in East Asia. By applying a combined quantitative and qualitative content analysis of the news stories on the dispute published in Slovene major print and online daily newspapers between 2010 and 2013, the present paper examines Slovene media’s coverage of the islands’ dispute.

  13. A next-generation sequencing gene panel (MiamiOtoGenes) for comprehensive analysis of deafness genes.

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    Tekin, Demet; Yan, Denise; Bademci, Guney; Feng, Yong; Guo, Shengru; Foster, Joseph; Blanton, Susan; Tekin, Mustafa; Liu, Xuezhong

    2016-03-01

    Extreme genetic heterogeneity along with remarkable variation in the distribution of causative variants across in different ethnicities makes single gene testing inefficient for hearing loss. We developed a custom capture/next-generation sequencing gene panel of 146 known deafness genes with a total target size of approximately 1 MB. The genes were identified by searching databases including Hereditary Hearing Loss Homepage, the Human Genome Mutation Database (HGMD), Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) and most recent peer-reviewed publications related to the genetics of deafness. The design covered all coding exons, UTRs and 25 bases of intronic flanking sequences for each exon. To validate our panel, we used 6 positive controls with variants in known deafness genes and 8 unsolved samples from individuals with hearing loss. Mean coverage of the targeted exons was 697X. On average, each sample had 99.8%, 96.2% and 92.7% of the targeted region coverage of 1X, 50X and 100X reads, respectively. Analysis detected all known variants in nuclear genes. These results prove the accuracy and reliability of the custom capture experiment. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  14. Response of airfoil near-wake to external forcing; Yoku kinbo goryu no gairan ni taisuru oto

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    Asai, M.; Seno, T.; Nishioka, M.

    1997-07-05

    The response of an airfoil wake to acoustic forcing is investigated experimentally. The experiments are performed on the NACA0012 airfoil at a main stream velocity of 4km/s and a chord-Reynolds number 2.3times10{sup 4}. The response to external forcing is found to vary significantly with the elevation angle {alpha}. At an elevation angle {alpha}=10deg where exfoliation and reattachment occur on the wing plane, excited vortices govern the downstream wake over a wide range of frequencies. On the other hand, at a large elevation angle {alpha}=16deg after stalling, excited vortices govern the downstream wake only in a limited frequency range similar to lock-on phenomena in the case of cylindrical wake. However, generation of vortex street with predominant single frequency is suppressed when the magnitude of exfoliated bubbles is suppressed by strong turbulence excitation unlike the lock-on phenomena in the cylindrical Karman vortex street. Thus, the generation of absolute instability region and global mode is suppressed and the flow field is governed by advection instability. 11 refs., 12 figs.

  15. Study on the structural characteristics of extradosed concrete bridges; Ekusutoradozudo kyo no kozo tokusei ni kansuru ichikosatsu

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    Oka, Y. [Japan Highway Public Corp., Tokyo (Japan); Kasuga, A. [Sumitomo Construction Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Yamazaki, J. [Nihon Univ., Tokyo (Japan). Coll. of Science and Engineering

    1997-03-31

    Parameters are analyzed to provide data for deciding, in the planning and designing stages, whether a cable stayed bridge or an extradosed bridge should be adopted. Comparative investigation of the vibration properties of both types of bridges is also referred to. The result of the study on the structural properties of the cable stayed road bridge and the extradosed road bridge is introduced. Based on the concept of the extradosed bridge, designers are now able to select without restraint the after load sharing rate of the diagonal members. Parameter analysis of a diagonal member reinforced 3-span continuous beam is performed. By introducing indices showing the load sharing rate of the diagonal member, the cable stayed bridge can be distinguished logically from the extradosed bridge in designing. It is found important that the height of the main tower is set to approximately 10% the length of the center span for the construction of the extradosed bridge. The vibration properties of the cable stayed bridge and the extradosed bridge of the same scale are compared. 7 refs., 18 figs., 6 tabs.

  16. Cryogenic properties of epoxy resins applied for matrix or impregnating materials; Epokishikei matorikkusu mataha ganshizai no gokuteion tokusei

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    Kashima, T.; Yamanaka, A.; Takasugi, T. [Toyobo, Ltd., Osaka (Japan); Wake, M.; Nakayama, S. [High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, Tsukuba (Japan); Sugawara, K. [Ship and Ocean Foundation, Tokyo (Japan)

    1999-06-07

    We use the epoxy resin as matrix of the FRP and impregnant for the conductor fixation of superconducting coil used in the very low temperature field. However, we have not always clarified the relationship between low-temperature dependence of the FRP and stability of the coil and impregnation-ness of epoxy and resin composition. We examined impregnation-ness for ultra-high powerful polyethylene fiber and Nb{sub 3}Sn conductor using epoxy of the composition, which differed in this paper variously, and the cold-resistance of the FRP and impregnation conductor was examined. (NEDO)

  17. Fundamental characteristics on electric system of solar electric vehicle; Solar car no denki keito ni kansuru kiso tokusei

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    Fujita, S.; Sasaki, M.; Kaga, T.; Koyama, N. [Hachinohe Institute of Technology, Aomori (Japan)

    1996-10-27

    The electric system of a solar vehicle was removed and the fundamental characteristics examined in order to carry out a basic experiment on the electric system. Using a basic circuit with panels, batteries and loads connected, the voltage and current were measured in the presence/absence of the trackers, batteries, etc., and then, their effects were examined. Simultaneously, the quantity of solar radiation was also measured. The lowering of the output voltage was somewhat relaxed with the use of the trackers. Further, with the trackers used, the output voltage of the panel was small in spite of a large quantity of solar radiation compared to the case without the trackers, which was due to the restriction of the output voltage by the trackers. When measured without batteries, the output voltage of the panel was such that the load current was also influenced by the variation of insolation, so that, with a large decrease in insolation, the load current was decreased with the supply of current suspended from the panel. 7 figs., 1 tab.

  18. Flow characteristics in the helicoidal-ramp dropshaft for middle head; Churakusa rasen annairoshiki rakusako no ryudo tokusei

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    Kawasaki, S.; Mori, Y.; Yoshimoto, T.; Nakanishi, T. [Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)

    1999-11-01

    Some types of dropshafts had been developed and applied to sewerage equipment to transport much water to a low position smoothly. The helicoidal-ramp dropshaft for high head shows a better performance than the other types. For application to middle head, the flow characteristics have been investigated by the model test. The results show that the helical pitch influences the water level in the dropshaft and open ratio of the outlet orifice remarkably influences the transported air rate. Comparison between the flow with or without the helical ramp shows that the helical ramp is effective to decrease transported air and pressure fluctuation at the bottom of dropshaft. (author)

  19. Performance of mesh seam welds in tailor welded blanks; Terado blank yo mash seam yosetsubu no tokusei

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    Uchihara, M.; Takahashi, M.; Kurita, M.; Hirose, Y.; Fukui, K. [Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd., Osaka (Japan)

    1997-10-01

    Formability, fatigue properties and corrosion behavior of mash seam welded steel sheets were investigated and the results were compared with laser weld. The stretch formability of mash seam weld and laser weld were same level. Mash seam weld however, showed slightly smaller formability in hole expansion test. The fatigue strength of mash seam welds was lower than that of laser welds in case of differential thickness joints. Corrosion was apt to initiate at weld in both mash seam and laser weld with E-coat. The corrosion resistance of welds was improved by using zinc coated steel. 3 refs., 14 figs., 2 tabs.

  20. Geological structure of Osaka basin and characteristic distributions of structural damage caused by earthquake; Osaka bonchi kozo to shingai tokusei

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    Nakagawa, K.; Shiono, K.; Inoue, N.; Senda, S. [Osaka City University, Osaka (JP. Faculty of Science); Ryoki, K. [Osaka Polytechnic Collage, Osaka (Japan); Shichi, R. [Nagoya University, Nagoya (Japan). Faculty of Science

    1996-05-01

    The paper investigates relations between the damage caused by the Hyogo-ken Nanbu earthquake and the deep underground structures. A characteristic of the earthquake damage distribution is that the damage concentrated near faults. Most of the damages were seen on the side of faults` relatively falling rather than right above the faults and of their slightly slanting to the seaside. Distribution like this seems to be closely related to underground structures. Therefore, a distribution map of the depth of basement granite in Osaka sedimentary basin was drawn, referring to the data on basement rock depth obtained from the distribution map of gravity anomaly and the result of the survey using the air gun reflection method. Moreover, cubic underground structures were determined by 3-D gravity analysis. The result was concluded as follows: when observing the M7 zone of the low land, in particular, where the damage was great from an aspect of gravity anomaly, the basement rock below the zone declined near the cliff toward the sea, which indicates a great possibility of its being a fault. There is a high possibility that the zone suffered mostly from the damage caused by focusing by refraction and total reflection of seismic wave rays. 3 refs., 8 figs.

  1. Ring shear characteristics of clays in fractured-zone-landslide. Hasaitai chisuberichi no nenseido no ring sendan tokusei

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    Yatabe, R.; Yagi, N.; Enoki, M. (Ehime Univ., Ehime (Japan). Faculty of Engineering)

    1991-09-20

    The importance of study on the residual strength, in addition to the peak strength, has been pointed out for the study of landslides. The residual strength characteristics, effects of shearing rate, and grain size of clays, as well as the residual strength characteristics of clay minerals of a fractured zone landslide were examined by ring shear tests. The residual friction angles {phi}{sub r} of the tested clays of the fractured zone landslide were from 10 to 31{degree}, and were smaller than those of shearing resistance angles {phi}{prime} obtained by triaxial tests by 5 to 15{degree}. Contrary to the pointing out made hitherto, no correlation between clay content CF and plastic index was recognized for {phi}{sub r} of clays of a fractured zone landslide. As regards CF, the relation with CF was far below the lowest limit indicated by now. Ring shear characteristics of principal structural clay minerals, vermiculite, mica, illite, chlorite, and kaolinite were investigated. {phi}{sub r} of these clay minerals were in the range from 10 to 25{degree}. 20 refs., 14 figs., 2 tabs.

  2. Friction and wear of sintered Mg-B alloys; Mg-B kei shoketsu tokin no masatsu mamo tokusei

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    Saito, J.; Takahashi, H.; Sekino, T.; Nishiyama, K. [Science University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan). Facultyof Science and Technology

    1999-01-15

    Sliding wear behavior of newly developed of magnesium base hard alloys containing magnesium borides carbon steel (SUJ2) wear studied by ring-on-block type Ogoshi wear resislance teste at sliding velocities of 3.55m/s, load of 20.6N and sliding distance of 66.6m to 600m. The new hard alloys exhibits better wear resistance and gives less than conventional magnesium alloys. The excellent wear performance of the new hard alloys are attributed to the improvement of hardness and the formation of oxides such as MgO and B{sub 2}O{sub 3}, which may act as lubricants during slides. (author)

  3. Development of porous carbon material `Woodceramics`. Electromagnetic shielding characteristics; Takoshitsu tanso zairyo/uddoseramikkusu no kaihatsu. Denji shirudo tokusei

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    Okabe, T.; Saito, K. [Industrial Research Inst. of Aomori Prefecture, Aomori (Japan); Togawa, H. [Tokin Corp., Kawasaki (Japan); Kumagai, Y. [National Inst. of Materials and Chemical Research, Tsukuba (Japan)

    1995-03-15

    As the countermeasure against electromagnetic noises caused by the progress and popularization of electric equipment, a method to reduce noises emitted from electronic equipment has been adopted. However, depending upon the circumstances, it is necessary to prevent noises coming from other than the equipment while the noises emitted from the equipment are being suppressed, and as one of the countermeasures for it, there is the use of electromagnetic shielding materials. In this report, with the objective of developing the electromagnetic shielding material which is light in weight and excellent at the shielding performance of electromagnetic waves, the feasibility of woodceramics, which is porous carbon material, to be used as electromagnetic shielding material has been examined. The results are roughly as follows; as the sintering temperature has been raised from 400{degree}C to 2800{degree}C, the volume resistivity has varied in a wide range from about 10{sup 10}{Omega}{center_dot}cm to about 10{sup -3}{Omega}{center_dot}cm. The electric field (magnetic field) shielding effects have started at the sintering temperature of 600{degree}C (700{degree}C) or more and the shielding effects have also increased as the sintering temperature has risen. 7 refs., 9 figs., 1 tab.

  4. Human characteristics and limits from human error in aviation; Kokuki no hyuman era kara mita Ningen no tokusei to genkai

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    Kuroda, I. [Waseda Univ., Tokyo (Japan)

    1996-08-10

    Aircraft accidents must be examined from 5 viewpoints, man, machine, media, mission, and management. Errors and mistakes are incongruent phenomena occurring at the interface between man and environment or between man and machine. The problems of human factor in man-machine system are grouped into physiological, physical, pathological, pharmacological, psychological, and social psychological factors. The difference of the human cognitive property from that of the computer is the presence of control system which gives big effects on the information processing system. In other words, it is the presence of discord of the function of two types of brains. The SRK model, i.e. Rasmussen`s simplified model, divides human behavior into 3 steps of mastery, rule, and knowledge bases. Impatience, personal honor, royalty, high participative sense to organization, pride, exhaustion, monotony, tediousness, anger, and the state of emergency are the factors for the conditions which cause errors in human activity. 2 refs., 1 fig.

  5. AC magnetic characteristics of YBCO superconductor with weak links; Uiku rinku wo motsu YBCO chodendotai no koryu jiki tokusei

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    Fukuoka, K.; Hashimoto, M.

    2000-05-29

    As magnetic shield using high-temperature superconductors, highly efficient magnetic from static magnetic field to a high frequency range can be realized. However, the high-temperature superconductors are not necessarily uniform materials since they might contain week links such as crystal grain boundary, cracks and the like during a manufacturing process and cracks may be generated due to electromagnetic force or heat shock upon the use of samples. In this research, surface magnetic flux densities at various points of a superconductor are measured with a Hall element, a full-color image is depicted on the basis of these data, and magnetic characteristics of high-temperature superconductors in AC magnetic fields are evaluated. High-temperature super-conductive materials used in the experiment are YBCO superconductors fabricated with MPMG method. Experiment results reveal that invasion of magnetic flux into the superconductors occurs due to flux flow phenomena and is accompanied with time lag, and that the higher the frequency of an applied magnetic field the less the magnetic flux invades the superconductors. (NEDO)

  6. Study on thermochemical liquefaction of biomass feedstocks; Biomass genryo no yuka hanno tokusei ni kansuru kisoteki kenkyu

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    NONE

    1997-02-10

    Liquefaction is applied to various biomass wastes and unused biomass to study characteristics of the liquefaction in each case. The paper described the system of the conversion and use of biomass into energy, conducted the positioning of the liquefaction, and outlined a history of the liquefaction chemistry and the study. To obtain basic data of characteristics of the liquefaction of various biomass raw materials, the liquefaction was conducted changing operational factors for the purpose of clarifying the product distribution of oil and by-products and oil properties. A comprehensive consideration was made of the liquefaction based on basic data and literature reports on the liquefaction of various biomass. From the above-mentioned studies, it was concluded that the energy can be recovered in a form of oil by applying the liquefaction to various biomass materials. A series of the study clarified effects of various operational factors on characteristics of the liquefaction as well as effects of classification of biomass materials and composition of the materials on characteristics of the liquefaction. 141 refs., 78 figs., 56 tabs.

  7. View on industrial ventilation and its trend in cold region; Kojo kanki no gijutsu doko to kanreichi no tokusei

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    Kubota, H. [Hokkaido University, Sapporo (Japan); Hanaoka, Y.; Yoshida, Y. [Muroran Institute of Technology, Hokkaido (Japan)

    2000-09-05

    Environment of working space for production is one of the two typical human environments, along with those of daily life such as homes and offices. Displacement ventilation can be identified as not only a typical system of industrial ventilation but also the oldest system in human history. In this paper, we review a typical characteristic of this system using data on the air distribution obtained in an Ainu people's traditional house 'Chisett', and also introduce a project on Industrial Ventilation which is active in Europe in global cooperation including SHASE. (author)

  8. Characteristics of UHF radio wave propagation in an underground gallery. Chika kodo wo tsutawaru goku chotanpa (UHF) no tokusei

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    Suzuki, T.; Isei, T. (National Research Inst. for Pollution and Resources., Tsukuba, (Japan))

    1990-03-25

    UHF radio wave propagation along underground galleries is formulated using two methods so far proposed by other authors; one is based on characteristic equations and the other one makes use of simple geometrical image sources. Experimental measurements are carried out on the propagation of UHF waves of frequency 100 - 1500 MHz sent along two underground galleries; one of reinforced concrete wall and the other one of wooden timbering, the length being 400m or 200m and the area of cross section being 5.4 or 3.8 square meter respectively. It is demonstracted that the characteristics of wave propagation calculated by means of the geometrical image source method are in better agreement with the result obtained by the measurement compared with those by the characteristic equation method. Furthermore, numerical analysis using the geometrical image source method gives the following results; as the frequency of wave is increased, the attenuation constant of the wave propagating along an underground gallery decreases, becomes almost independent on the area of cross section of the gallery and insensitive to the kind of timbering materials. 5 refs., 11 figs.

  9. Characteristics of wind force on neighboring high-rise buildings; Renritsusuru koso kenchikubutsu ni sayosuru furyoku no tokusei

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    Koizumi, T.; Kawaguchi, A. [Obayashi Corp., Tokyo (Japan)

    1998-07-10

    Wind tunnel test (wind force and pressure tests) was made supposing adjacent 200m class buildings to consider some problems on wind resistant design. By using a site of buildings as parameter, wind load of single and adjacent buildings, and acceleration response of adjacent buildings were clarified by wind force test. Distributions of wind directions were also clarified by wind pressure test for single and adjacent buildings. The knowledge on wind force obtained by the tests is as follows. Although the relation between a distance between buildings and a wind force amplitude was affected by building shape, site and period, the maximum shear force of adjacent buildings was 1.6-2.8 times that of a single building. A wind load amplitude was larger in a direction normal to an axis. A wind acceleration of adjacent buildings increased at 180deg in wind direction, and affected by adjacent buildings even at lower wind velocity. A wind force amplitude was caused by spectrum shift due to an increase in wind velocity between buildings followed by change in vortex occurrence period. In some cases, adjacent buildings quaked even at lower wind velocity by interaction. 10 refs., 18 figs.

  10. Improvement of superconducting cylindrical linear induction motor; Chodendo entogata tan'ichiji rinia yudo mota no tokusei kaizen

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    Kikuma, T.; Ishiyama, A. [Waseda Univ., Tokyo (Japan)

    2000-05-29

    For the purpose of examining the characteristics (effect of stability and ac loss by the higher harmonic wave etc.) of an alternating current superconductivity winding under a real machine operating environment of the super-conductive AC machine vessel, authors produced a cylindrical shortness first linear guiding motor (SCLIM) which used the NbTi/CuNi super-conducting cable for the first excitation winding experimentally. In this study, the evaluation of the start up thrust and operation confirmation of the quenching detection protection circuit were carried out using the produced SCLIM. In the quenching detection protection control circuit, the first excitation winding was divided into an internal layer and an outer layer, and both layers were excited in the 2 layer division and a quenching detection protection circuit was installed on the 2 layers respectively. The circuit of a part of fact by this of the phase in which the quench was generated and observed was cut off, and the operation would be able to be continued in part of the remainder of the phase and other two phases. Here, it is to cut off the quenched phase from the circuit, when the phase current becomes zero, and the other effect on the phase is held as small as possible. (NEDO)

  11. Coal Liquefaction characteristics and chemical structure of product oil; Sekitan ekika hanno tokusei to seiseibutsu no kagaku kozo

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    Endo, H.; Sato, M.; Chiba, T.; Hattori, H. [Hokkaido University, Sapporo (Japan). Center for Advanced Research of Energy Technology; Sasaki, M. [Hokkaido National Industrial Research Institute, Sapporo (Japan)

    1996-10-28

    Through the hydrogenolysis of Wandoan coal and Tanito Harum coal which are used for the NEDOL process, differences of liquefaction characteristics between them were found. The purpose of this study is to grasp these differences as differences of chemical structures of oil fractions. The compound type analysis was conducted for oil fractions obtained at varied reaction temperature for varied reaction time. Coal liquefaction characteristics of these coals were discussed by relating oil yields and chemical structures. For Tanito Harum coal, yields of gas and oil were considered to be lower than those for Wandoan coal, which reflected that the contents of partially hydrogenated hydroaromatics in oil fraction from the former were lower than those from the latter, and that the remarkable change of composition did not occur with the progress of the reaction. For both the coals, the remarkable changes in the average molecular weight of oil fraction were not observed with the progress of the reaction. While, the content of methane gradually increased with the progress of the reaction, which suggested that oil was gradually dealkylated. 5 figs.

  12. Studies on characteristics of fluid dynamics in the coal liquefaction reactor; Sekitan ekika hanno tonai no ryudo tokusei

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    Sakawaki, K.; Nogami, Y.; Inokuchi, K. [Mitsui SRC Development Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Mochizuki, M.; Imada, K. [Nippon Steel Corp., Tokyo (Japan); Tachikawa, N.; Moki, T.; Ishikawa, I. [Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Tokyo (Japan)

    1996-10-28

    To design the coal liquefaction reactor of large scale plant in future, it is important to understand characteristics of fluid dynamics within the coal liquefaction reactor. In this study, to measure the fluid dynamics of liquid phase within the coal liquefaction reactor operated under high temperature and high pressure coal liquefaction condition, neutron attenuating tracer (NAT) technique, one of the tracer test methods, was applied using 1 t/d coal treating PSU. The residence time of liquid phase within the reactor can be measured by utilizing property of neutron of being absorbed by materials. The tracer was injected at the inlets of first and third reactors, and the neutron was counted at each outlet. The concentration of tracer was derived from the discrete value, to determine the residence time distribution of liquid phase. The mean residence time of liquid phase in the single first reactor and in the total three reactors were prolonged under the severe operation conditions of liquefaction. The more severe the liquefaction operation condition was, the more active the mixing of liquid phase was in the first reactor. It was found that the progress of reaction was accelerated. 2 refs., 5 figs., 1 tab.

  13. Guideline on allergen-specific immunotherapy in IgE-mediated allergic diseases: S2k Guideline of the German Society for Allergology and Clinical Immunology (DGAKI), the Society for Pediatric Allergy and Environmental Medicine (GPA), the Medical Association of German Allergologists (AeDA), the Austrian Society for Allergy and Immunology (ÖGAI), the Swiss Society for Allergy and Immunology (SGAI), the German Society of Dermatology (DDG), the German Society of Oto- Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (DGHNO-KHC), the German Society of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine (DGKJ), the Society for Pediatric Pneumology (GPP), the German Respiratory Society (DGP), the German Association of ENT Surgeons (BV-HNO), the Professional Federation of Paediatricians and Youth Doctors (BVKJ), the Federal Association of Pulmonologists (BDP) and the German Dermatologists Association (BVDD).

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    Pfaar, Oliver; Bachert, Claus; Bufe, Albrecht; Buhl, Roland; Ebner, Christof; Eng, Peter; Friedrichs, Frank; Fuchs, Thomas; Hamelmann, Eckard; Hartwig-Bade, Doris; Hering, Thomas; Huttegger, Isidor; Jung, Kirsten; Klimek, Ludger; Kopp, Matthias Volkmar; Merk, Hans; Rabe, Uta; Saloga, Joachim; Schmid-Grendelmeier, Peter; Schuster, Antje; Schwerk, Nicolaus; Sitter, Helmut; Umpfenbach, Ulrich; Wedi, Bettina; Wöhrl, Stefan; Worm, Margitta; Kleine-Tebbe, Jörg; Kaul, Susanne; Schwalfenberg, Anja

    , Ebner C, Eng P, Friedrichs F, Fuchs T, Hamelmann E, Hartwig-Bade D, Hering T, Huttegger I, Jung K, Klimek L, Kopp MV, Merk H, Rabe U, Saloga J, Schmid-Grendelmeier P, Schuster A, Schwerk N, Sitter H, Umpfenbach U, Wedi B, Wöhrl S, Worm M, Kleine-Tebbe J. Guideline on allergen-specific immunotherapy in IgE-mediated allergic diseases - S2k Guideline of the German Society for Allergology and Clinical Immunology (DGAKI), the Society for Pediatric Allergy and Environmental Medicine (GPA), the Medical Association of German Allergologists (AeDA), the Austrian Society for Allergy and Immunology (ÖGAI), the Swiss Society for Allergy and Immunology (SGAI), the German Society of Dermatology (DDG), the German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (DGHNO-KHC), the German Society of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine (DGKJ), the Society for Pediatric Pneumology (GPP), the German Respiratory Society (DGP), the German Association of ENT Surgeons (BV-HNO), the Professional Federation of Paediatricians and Youth Doctors (BVKJ), the Federal Association of Pulmonologists (BDP) and the German Dermatologists Association (BVDD). Allergo J Int 2014;23:282-319.

  14. Numerical response analysis of a large mat-type floating structure in regular waves; Matogata choogata futai kozobutsu no haro oto kaiseki

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    Yasuzawa, Y.; Kagawa, K.; Kitabayashi, K. [Kyushu University, Fukuoka (Japan); Kawano, D. [Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)

    1997-08-01

    The theory and formulation for the numerical response analysis of a large floating structure in regular waves were given. This paper also reports the comparison between the experiment in the Shipping Research Institute in the Minitry of Transport and the result calculated using numerical analytic codes in this study. The effect of the bending rigidity of a floating structure and the wave direction on the dynamic response of a structure was examined by numerical calculation. When the ratio of structure length and incident wavelength (L/{lambda}) is lower, the response amplitude on the transmission side becomes higher in a wave-based response. The hydrodynamic elasticity exerts a dominant influence when L/{lambda} becomes higher. For incident oblique waves, the maximum response does not necessarily appear on the incidence side. Moreover, the response distribution is also complicated. For example, the portion where any flexible amplitude hardly appears exists. A long structure response can be predicted from a short structure response to some degree. They differ in response properties when the ridigity based on the similarity rule largely differs, irrespective of the same L/{lambda}. For higher L/{lambda}, the wave response can be easily predicted when the diffrection force is replaced by the concentrated exciting force on the incidence side. 13 refs., 14 figs., 3 tabs.

  15. Exciting test of a floating type cable stayed bridge and its response observation under the typhoon; Furotiingu keishiki shachokyo (Utagenkabashi) no kishinki shiken to taifuji oto kansoku

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    Uno, K. [Kyushu Kyoritsu Univ., Kitakyushu (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Aso, T. [Yamaguchi Univ., Ube (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Kitagawa, S. [Kyushu International Univ., Kitakyushu (Japan). Faculty of Economy; Kabashima, S.

    1995-09-20

    Recently, in case of the planning and designing of bridges, of course its practicality and execution stability are considered, but consideration for landscape also is a large problem. In particular, the selection of the bridge type is very important in order to protect the beautiful natural landscape. The cable stayed bridge has become to be executed often, owing to its elegant style, however, it becomes important theme clarify the antiseismic and wind stability because of its complicated structure system and very slender girder. In this paper, the results of the dynamic characteristics of a floating type cable stayed bridge (length 292.1 m and width 14.9 m) and the observation of its dynamic behavior under the typhoon are reported. Microtremor measurement was performed to determine the dynamic characteristics of the bridge under construction. After the construction of the bridge, the excitation test was carried out in order to confirm its natural frequencies, vibration modes and damping constants. From the results of the observation of the dynamic behavior of the girder and cables under the typhoon, the wind stability of this bridge was confirmed. 10 refs., 13 figs., 9 tabs.

  16. Vertical gust response prediction of cable-stayed bridges in yawed wind; Shachokyo no shafu ni yoru enchoku gust oto no yosoku

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    Nakamura, S.; Nagamachi, K.; Kawai, Y. [Kawasaki Steel Corp., Tokyo (Japan); Kimura, K.; Fujino, Y. [The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Tanaka, H.

    1996-03-01

    This paper outlines the vertical gust response analysis method in a yawed wind, gives an analytic example, and compares the experimental result with the analytic result to investigate the application of an analysis method and the validity of assumption and approximation. The vertical gust response to two cable-stayed bridges under construction in a yawed wind was predicted by applying assumption and approximation to the gust response prediction method in a yawed wind with the cantilever model having a plate cross-section manipulated. In this case, the wind velocity component perpendicular to the leading edge was defined as an effective wind velocity, and a bridge axis and the component perpendicular to a bridge axis were separately calculated in response. Moreover, some aerodynamic coefficients of a bridge girder cross-section were approximately obtained from the characteristics of the flat blades with same aspect ratio. The obtained analytic result was compared with the wind tunnel test result based on all bridge models. The result showed that the former almost coincides with the latter, the assumption and approximation of this time are verified in validity, and this analysis method can be used for cable-stayed bridges under construction. 10 refs., 7 figs., 2 tabs.

  17. Reduction of seismic response long-span PC cable-stayed bridge by passive dampers; Damper ni yoru saidai PC shachokyo no jishinji oto no teigen

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    Takeda, T.; Yamanobe, S.; Niihara, Y. [Kajima Corp., Tokyo (Japan)

    1994-10-31

    It is important in designing a PC cable-stayed bridge to properly estimate the seismic response of the bridge for reduction of the response. In this paper, an improvement of the seismic resistance of PC cable-stayed bridges when dampers are installed between the deck and piers and lateral vibration of the deck is restricted is investigated using a time history response model. PC cable-stayed bridges with a span length of 400 m, particularly two types of bridges of harp and semi-harp are investigated and the following is found by analyzing the case where there are installed hysteresis type dampers (with 1 cm yield displacement and secondary rigidity assumed to be 1/10 times that of initial rigidity, the initial rigidity being parametrically changed.) or viscous type dampers (a damping factor is changed.) The result shows that the dampers can reduce the seismic response of a PC cable-stayed bridge and that a semi-harp configuration of stay cables where stay cable members are substantially vertically arranged is more effective than a harp configuration for the seismic performance of PC cable-stayed bridges. The damper partly bear inertial force of the bridge upon earthquake whereby tension of the stay cable members is reduced and bending moment of the deck is reduced. There is existing an optimum characteristic value of the damper concerning the bending moment of the piers. 5 refs., 7 figs., 2 tabs.

  18. Analysis and model-tests on vortex-induced oscillation of bridges; Kyoryo no uzu reishin ni kansuru sanjigen oto kaiseki to fudo jikken

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    Yamamura, N. [Hitachi Zosen Corp., Osaka (Japan); Ogasawara, M. [Kansai Electric Power Co. Inc., Osaka (Japan); Shiraishi, N. [Maizuru College of Technology, Kyoto (Japan); Nanjo, M.

    1996-07-21

    In order to predict the three-dimensional response to vortex-induced oscillation of bridges, a model was investigated using the aerodynamic force coefficient including vortex-induced and self-excited forces, and the nonlinear response coefficient expressing constancy of response to vortex-induced oscillation. In the analysis, change of frequency in wind by the self-excited force, aerodynamic damping term, effect of the mode, and correlation of the vortex-induced force along member axis were taken into account. The aerodynamic force and nonlinear response coefficients were identified from the homogeneous and turbulent flow results of wind tunnel tests using a two-dimensional spring support rigid body model with varied damping factor. The aerodynamic damping term can be estimated from the nonlinear aerodynamic force coefficient, but it was enough to calculate it from the quasi-stationary coefficient in general bridge profiles. The correlation of the vortex-induced force was obtained from measurements of the vertical variation components of trailing flow under the resonance state, or the pressure distribution of the member surface. When comparing to the wind tunnel test of three-dimensional model of cable-stayed bridge, the response amplitude by the present analysis method was consistent well with the test results rather than by the method in which the amplitude of two-dimensional model was corrected. 10 refs., 4 figs., 3 tabs.

  19. Realidad histórica y mito político en “El otoño del Patriarca”

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    Diana-Adriana Lefter

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo se propone un enfoque mítico-político y simbólico de una de las más famosas novelas de Gabriel García Márquez y analiza especialmente la figura del héroe central, el patriarca. Así como afirmaba el mismo Gabriel García Márquez, el dictador es la única figura mítica típicamente latinoamericana. Teniendo como base esta afirmación del autor, estamos intentando demostrar que el general es una figura mítico-política, desde la perspectiva de Raoul Girardet. Sea cual sea el modelo en que se pueda integrar, en las distintas etapas de su vida, el personaje que propone García Márquez representa la imagen del líder-seductor, el que manifiesta su poder sobre las masas a través de la seducción, recurriendo a los más íntimos resortes de la sensibilidad popular: la fascinación para el poder, las creencias mágicas y la fe religiosa.

  20. Génesis y destrucción del poder en Cien años de soledad y El otoño del patriarca

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    Cecilia Castro Lee

    1982-01-01

    La violencia, las guerras civiles, la acción de la compañía bananera y la presencia de militares han sido los temas más extensamente estudiados por la crítica en relación con el mundo político-social de Macondo. Otros temas están relacionados con el cuadro generacional, el incesto y la soledad en la familia Buendía, eje de la vida e historia de Macondo. Es decir, que Cien años de soledad ha sido estudiada partiendo de la base de la historia de una comunidad o tomando a la familia Buendía con ...

  1. Analysis of the pressure response of high angle multiple (HAM) fractures intersecting a welbore; Kokeisha multi fracture (HAM) kosei ni okeru atsuryoku oto kaiseki ni tsuite

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    Ujo, S.; Osato, K. [Geothermal Energy Research and Development Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Arihara, N. [Waseda University, Tokyo (Japan); Schroeder, R.

    1996-05-01

    This paper reports pressure response analysis on wells piercing a high angle multi (HAM) fracture model. In this model which is defined on a three-dimensional space, a plurality of slanted fractures intersect with wells at high angles (however, intersection of fractures with each other is not considered). With respect to the pressure response analysis method using this model, the paper presents a basic differential equation on pressure drawdown and boundary conditions in the wells taking flows in the fractures pseudo-linear, as well as external boundary conditions in calculation regions (a reservoir spreads to an infinite distance, and its top and bottom are closed by non-water permeating beds). The paper also indicates that results of calculating a single vertical fracture model and a slanted fracture model by using a numerical computation program (MULFRAC) based on the above equations agree well respectively with the existing calculation results (calculations performed by Erlougher and Cinco et al). 5 refs., 6 figs.

  2. El Codex Escurialensis llevado por el artista a La Calahorra en el otoño de 1509

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    Scaglia, Gustina

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available The author offers new identities for a number of figurai drawings in the Codex Escorialensis, used as models for reliefs in the castle at La Calahorra. She also investigates the purpose of cross-marks and notes in Italian-Latin on twenty-three of these drawings. Finally, she establishes the arrival date of the codex in the workshop of La Calahorra at the initiation of the castle's courtyard in 1509.

    La autora aporta nuevas identificaciones de los dibujos del Codex Escurialensis que se usaron como modelos para los relieves del castillo de La Calahorra. Además ha investigado el propósito con el que se marcaron con cruces y notas en una mezcla de italiano y latín veintitrés de esos dibujos. Finalmente, establece como fecha de llegada del codex al taller de La Calahorra la misma que la de iniciación del patio del castillo, es decir 1509.

  3. Comportamiento ecofisiológico de cultivares de coliflor (Brassica Oleracea Linn. Var Botrytis) de verano-otoño en clima templado

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    Dovis, Verónica Lorena

    2009-01-01

    El cultivo de la coliflor, que se encuentra presente en la mayoría de los planteos productivos del cinturón hortícola santafesino (Santa Fe, Argentina), presenta requerimientos ambientales que dificultan la obtención de un producto de buena calidad durante la época estival. Si bien existen cultivares recomendados para estas condiciones, aún existe incertidumbre acerca de los factores que influyen sobre la formación de la pella. El objetivo de este trabajo fue estudiar los efectos de la temper...

  4. Génesis y destrucción del poder en Cien años de soledad y El otoño del patriarca

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    Cecilia Castro de Lee

    1982-01-01

    Full Text Available La violencia, las guerras civiles, la acción de la compañía bananera y la presencia de militares han sido los temas más extensamente estudiados por la crítica en relación con el mundo político-social de Macondo. Otros temas están relacionados con el cuadro generacional, el incesto y la soledad en la familia Buendía, eje de la vida e historia de Macondo. Es decir, que Cien años de soledad ha sido estudiada partiendo de la base de la historia de una comunidad o tomando a la familia Buendía con sus temores, tragedias, repeticiones y su lazo identificador -la soledad-.

  5. Study on property-gradient polymer electrolyte for rechargeable lithium batteries; Lithium niji denchi no tame no keisha tokusei kobunshi denkaishitsu no sosei ni kansuru kenkyu

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    Kokumi, Z.; Kanemura, S.; Inaba, M.; Takehara, Z.; Yao, K.; Uchimoto, Y. [Kyoto University, Kyoto (Japan)

    1997-02-01

    This paper describes the fundamental experiments for creating property-gradient polymer electrolyte for rechargeable lithium batteries. The rechargeable lithium battery is composed of an anodic composite agent section with high ion conductivity, a separator equivalent section with high mechanical strength (high bridging degree), and a section surpressing the precipitation of metal lithium by contacting with it. The continuous property-gradient polymer electrolyte was tried to be synthesized by means of the plasma polymerization method. As a result, plasma polymerization electrolyte with high ion conductivity could be prepared from the liquid phase by using a monomer with low vapor pressure. Porous material simulating the anodic composite agent was impregnated by the monomer, which was plasma-polymerized. As a result, it was found that the bridging degree decreased from the surface towards the inside of the plasma-polymerized porous material. In addition, polymer was prepared using fluorine-base monomer. Thus, LiF thin film could be prepared through the reaction between the polymer and metal lithium. 3 figs.

  6. Analysis of vibration characteristics of a prestressed concrete cable-stayed bridge using strong motion observation data. Jishin kansoku ni motozuku PC shachokyo no shindo tokusei no kaiseki

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    Inatomi, T. (Port and Harbour Research Institute, Kanagawa (Japan)); Takeda, T.; Obi, N.; Yamanobe, S. (Kajima Corp., Tokyo (Japan))

    1994-05-31

    Records of seismic observation were analyzed for the purpose of proving the validity of antiseismic design for a prestressed concrete (PC) cable-stayed bridge. This bridge is a three span continuous PC cable-stayed bridge of 498 m in bridge length, and is constructed on alluvial soft ground. The seismometer used is a servo type accelerometer. The observed frequency and mode of seismic vibration are in good agreement with those in the analysis and hence the validity of modelling of the structure in designing was confirmed. It was also confirmed that the bending vibration and torsional vibration of the main girder are separated as designed. However, some points such as a large difference in the observed vibration and analysed vibration in the mode accompanying rotation of the base are listed as problems to be solved in antiseismic design. In order to investigate the attenuation constant of the upper structure, a seismic wave response analysis was performed and its results were compared with observed ones. When the attenuation constant is assumed to be 2%, agreement of data between analysis and observation is good, and it is considered that the attenuation constant of the upper structure only without the effects of attenuation of energy escape from the base and crack generation in concrete was about 2% in the observed earthquake (maximum acceleration on the ground: 51 Gal). 8 refs., 9 figs., 2 tabs.

  7. Identification of dynamic characteristics by field vibration test in Tsurumi Tsubasa bridge; Tsurumi Tsubasakyo no shindo jikken ni yoru doteki tokusei no dotei

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    Yamaguchi, H. [Saitama University, Saitama (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Takano, H.; Ogasawara, M.; Shimosato, T. [Metropolitan Expressway Public Corp., Tokyo (Japan); Kato, M.; Okada, J. [NKK Corp., Tokyo (Japan)

    1996-07-21

    Field vibration test of the Tsurumi Tsubasa Bridge, a long span cable stayed bridge, has been conducted. Focusing on its dynamic characteristics, an identification method from test results and its validity were investigated. The natural frequency identified using mode circle and resonance curve from steady vibration test agreed with that identified by the peak method from free damping test. Accordingly, there was no difference due to identification methods, and both methods provided appropriate accuracy. The natural vibration mode obtained from the steady vibration test agreed with that obtained by the eigenvalue analysis. The dispersion of experimental values, which indicates the adaptation to mode circle method, became a scale indicating reliability of identified values. When the damping obtained by the half power method for the microtremors test is compared with that identified from the steady vibration test and free damping test, it is required to compare them at lower amplitude level region, considering that the amplitude level of microtremors test is very low. For the dynamic characteristics of the Tsurumi Tsubasa Bridge, it was found that it has lower natural frequency and higher modal damping compared with other cable stayed bridges with similar scale of span. 18 refs., 13 figs., 4 tabs.

  8. Aerodynamics of the cable of cable-stayed bridges; Shachokyo cable no kuriki shindo tokusei no rikai to soreni motozuku kuriki seishinho no teian

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    Matsumoto, M. [Kyoto University, Kyoto (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Aoki, J.; Fuji, D. [West Japan Railway Company, Osaka (Japan); Kitayama, N. [Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Daito, Y. [Kyoto University, Kyoto (Japan)

    1996-07-21

    Wind tunnel tests were conducted assuming the aerodynamics of the cable of cable-stayed bridges especially in the case of strong wind with rain. Based on the results, an aerodynamic damping method was proposed. Factors of the rain vibration generation include the three-dimensional axial flow behind the cable, which is formed by the wind direction deviation angle, the upper side water flow on the cable surface formed by the rain, and the Karman vortex shedding, which are not uniform in the span direction. Newly proposed cable with elliptical plates showed an effective dumping performance. It restrains the formation of water flow due to its profile, and is effective for unstableness due to water flow formation. Distribution of the axial flow in the cable span direction was made clear. Three-dimensionality of the vortex shedding was greatly affected by this axial flow. Frequency of the Karman vortex shedding changed in the wide band by the axial flow. It was suggested that three-dimensionality of the flow field is enhanced by the rolling vibration, resulting in the unstableness of heaving vibration. 5 refs., 15 figs.

  9. Experimental study on buckling and ultimate strength of thin-walled box stub columns; Usuniku hakogata danmen buzai no zakutsu / shukyoku kyodo tokusei ni kansuru jikkenteki kenkyu

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    Nakai, H.; Kitada, T. [Osaka City Univ. (Japan); Oryu, T. [Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd., Kobe (Japan)

    1998-10-21

    Thin-walled box stub columns such as beams of cable-stayed bridge, suspension bridge tower, arch rib of arch bridge and steel piers and so forth can also bear torsion at the same time besides compression and bending. These thin-walled box stub columns may achieve ultimate condition before reaching to plastic condition due to the effect of local buckling and so forth. Accordingly, it is the important topic to study the properties regarding ultimate strength of thin-walled box members in order to evaluate correctly the effect on load bearing resistance of local buckling. In this report, validity of load bearing resistance curve and ultimate strength interaction curve proposed by authors was studied using load bearing capacity experiment results. As a result, all ultimate strengths obtained by the experiment were higher than the ultimate strengths estimated by load bearing capacity curve and ultimate strength interaction curve. Further, it was revealed that the specimens subjected to torsion or subjected to bending and torsion and so forth exceeded the plastic strength due to the effect of strain hardening. 12 refs., 14 figs., 4 tabs.

  10. Evaluation of damping property of long-span prestressed concrete cable-stayed bridges; Chodai PC shachokyo no gensui tokusei ni kansuru kosatsu

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    Yamanobe, S.; Niihara, Y.; Minami, H.; Kono, T. [Kajima Corp., Tokyo (Japan)

    1999-09-30

    As to the dynamic design in the antiseismic design of PC cable-stayed bridges, evaluation of damping is important. Since it is difficult to evaluate damping property theoretically and analytically, a lot of studies have not been made about how to set up damping coefficients. In this study, using analytical models of existing long-span PC cable-stayed bridges, to clarify causes of damping of long-span PC cable-stayed bridge, the rate of strain energy in each member was examined. Equivalent damping coefficients of each member, effects of friction in movable bearing, and effects of basically radiational damping were studied. The correspondence with the results of the vibration experiments conventionally made were studied. (translated by NEDO)

  11. Friction properties and film strength of C60 fullerene thin films deposited by ion plating method; Ion plating C60 fullerene usumaku no masatsu tokusei to maku kyodo

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    Hironaka, S. [Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Asakawa, T.; Yoshimoto, M.; Koinuma, H. [Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo (Japan). Materials and Structures Laboratory

    1997-09-01

    The structure and mechanical properties of the C60-based thin films were studied which were fabricated from C60 powder on various substrates by vacuum evaporation and rf ion plating methods. The thin film coating by every method considerably reduces the original friction coefficient showing a lubrication effect. The thin film including its decomposed carbon by ion plating method is effective in preserving low friction for a long time. For comparison with vacuum evaporation method, the thin film was prepared by ion plating of as low as 0.13Pa in plasma generating pressure. It was suggested that C60 is hardly decomposed by optimizing pressure and rf power, and it is possible to fabricate the thin films with more excellent surface morphology and dynamic characteristics than those by vacuum evaporation method. It is also possible to fabricate the thin film with various C60/amorphous carbon matrix ratios by controlling rf power, and this film is regarded as a film with quantum holes of 0.7nm, showing the possibility of new functional materials. 14 refs., 12 figs., 2 tabs.

  12. Ultrafiltration performance of tubular membrane modules fitted with turbulent promoter. Twisted tape and static mixer; Ranryu sokushintai wo sobishita kangata gengai roka tokusei. Twist tape to static mixer

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    Sugimoto, T.; Kobayashi, H.; Ishikawa, T.; Kamiya, T. [Kogakuin University, Tokyo (Japan); Niitsu, T.; Inoue, H. [Soka University, Tokyo (Japan)

    1996-01-20

    The permeate flux of a membrane module fitted with a twisted tape or static mixer was 4-7.7 times higher than that of a membrane module without any turbulent promoter. Use of a twisted tape or static mixer shortened separation time. The energy consumption per unit mass of permeate due to pressure drop in the membrane module with twisted tape or static mixer was 2-3 times higher than that in the membrane module without turbulent promoter. The permeate flux solved by introducing the value of mass transfer coefficient into the osmotic pressure model coincided well with experimental results, where the mass transfer coefficient was obtained by simulating experimental formula of heat transfer in a pipe fitted with a twisted tape or static mixer into a mass transfer correlation by the heat transfer-mass transfer analogy. The mass transfer coefficient in a membrane module with twisted tape or static mixer increased to about 4 to 8 times that of a membrane module without turbulent promoter. 7 refs., 10 figs.

  13. Fundamental analysis of thermally regenerative fuel cell utilizing solar heat; Taiyonetsu wo riyosuru netsu saiseigata nenryo denchi no kiso tokusei no kaiseki

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    Ando, Y.; Tanaka, T.; Takashima, T.; Doi, T. [Electrotechnical Laboratory, Tsukuba (Japan); Aosawa, T.; Kogoshi, S. [Science University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan)

    1997-11-25

    Study was made on a thermally regenerative fuel cell using solar heat. The thermally regenerative fuel cell was devised which is composed of 2-propanol liquid-phase endothermic dehydrogenation at nearly 100degC, and acetone liquid- phase exothermic hydrogenation at nearly 30degC as reverse reaction. This low-temperature dehydrogenation can relatively easily utilize a flat solar heat concentrator. 2-propanol dehydrogenation generates acetone and hydrogen. Generated acetone generates electric power in hydrogenation, generating propanol. This propanol regenerates acetone and hydrogen in dehydrogenation. The activity of Ru and Pt composite catalyst was considerably higher than that of Ru or Pt single catalyst. The activity was also higher in carbon felt or carbon cloth carrier than carbon plate carrier. The open circuit voltage of the fuel cell was estimated to be 110-120mV, nearly consisting with theoretical values. Short circuit current was also estimated to be 9-11mA, suggesting reduction of its internal resistance as an important subject. 4 refs., 5 figs., 2 tabs.

  14. Syntheses of ferrite/metal composite powders and their magnetic properties. Ferrite/kin30ku fukugo funmatsu no gosei oyobi jiki tokusei

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    Hiratsuka, N.; Saito, K.; Kobayashi, H.; Mitamura, T. (Saitama University, Saitama (Japan). Faculty of Science and Engineering)

    1993-10-15

    An attempt has been made on synthesizing composite powders composed of Ni/Zn ferrite and Ni/Fe alloy to discuss their magnetic properties. The starting materials are Zn powder, [alpha] -Fe2O3 power, and NiCl2 powder. Mixtures of these powders at a certain mol ratio were sintered under temperatures from 400[degree]C to 600[degree]C in an Ar gas atmosphere. This heating process caused a reaction with Zn-reduced thermit, resulting in composite powders. This reaction is inferred to develop three accompanying reactions starting at around the melting point of Zn of 400[degree]C : generation of spinel phases and Ni, and then a reducing reaction of [alpha] -Fe2O3 [yields] Fe3O4 [yields] FeO [yields] [alpha] -Fe as a result of temperature rise or increase in the Zn amount. It is important to control the reactions by adjusting the starting material ratio and heating temperatures. The highest saturated magnetization appears when a mixture with a mol ratio of [alpha] -Fe2O3:NiCl2:Zn: at 1.0:0.5:1.0 is heated at 550[degree]C for two hours. A saturated magnetization value of 89.7 emu/g and a coercive force of 78.6 Oe were obtained. Two phases of Ni/Zn ferrite with larger particles and Ni or NiFe2O4 with smaller particles are observed when the Zn amount is 0.5. However, no larger particles are found if the Zn amount is 1.0. 4 refs., 6 figs.

  15. Characteristics on the heat storage and recovery by the underground spiral heat exchange pipe; Chichu maisetsu spiral kan ni yoru chikunetsu shunetsu tokusei

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    Imai, I. [Kure National College of Technology, Hiroshima (Japan); Taga, M. [Kinki University, Osaka (Japan)

    1996-10-27

    The consistency between the experimental value of a soil temperature and the calculation value of a soil temperature given by a non-steady heat conduction equation was confirmed. The experimental value is obtained by laying a spiral heat exchange pipe in the heat-insulated soil box and circulating hot water forcibly in the pipe. The temperature conductivity in soil significantly influences the heat transfer in soil. The storage performance is improved when the temperature conductivity increases because of the contained moisture. As the difference between the initial soil temperature and circulating water temperature becomes greater, the heat storage and recovery values increase. A thermal core heat transfer is done in the spiral pipe. Therefore, the diameter of the pipe little influences the heat storage performance, and the pitch influences largely. About 50 hours after heat is stored, the storage performance is almost the same as for a straight pipe that uses the spiral diameter as a pipe diameter. To obtain the same heat storage value, the spiral pipe is made of fewer materials than the straight pipe and low in price. The spiral pipe is more advantageous than the straight pipe in the necessary motive power and supply heat of a pump. 1 ref., 11 figs., 1 tab.

  16. Output characteristics of floating type wave power generator system using a ball screw; Fuyugata nejishiki haryoku hatsuden sochi no shutsuryoku tokusei

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    Abe, T.; Omata, K. [Meiji University, Tokyo (Japan)

    1996-10-27

    A floating type wave power generator system using a ball screw is proposed. Output characteristics are simulated on the supposition of its employment aboard a navigational aid buoy. The relative linear movement produced by waves between the main body and float is transmitted via a load column to a ball nut and is converted into a rotary movement of a threaded shaft engaging the ball nut. Attached to the bottom end of the threaded shaft is a one-way clutch which connects to the generator axle when the relative velocity between the float and main body is positive. The simulation was conducted for a wave activated power generation buoy, 2.6m in outer diameter, 4.5m in length, and 6000kg in total mass. The buoy generated a mechanical output of 340kW when exposed to a sinusoidal wave 2.5 seconds in period and 40cm in wave height. A tank test was performed using a reduced scale model consisting of a ball screw, bicycle dynamo, and float, with the main body being 318mm in diameter and 833mm in length, when an average output of 4.51W was obtained at 60% efficiency. The results of the experiment agreed in some degree with the results of calculation, verifying the righteousness of the theoretical formula. 3 refs., 7 figs., 4 tabs.

  17. Measurement of local strain-induced martensitic phase transformation by micro-hardness; Bisho kodo wo mochiita kyokusho hizumi yuki martensite hentai tokusei no sokutei

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    Shibutani, Y.; Taniyama, A.; Tomita, Y.; Adachi, T. [Kobe University, Kobe (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1997-08-15

    By the duplex effect produced by two kinds of phases of austenite and martensite, the transformation-induced plasticity (TRIP) steel is improved in ductility and fracture toughness. The strain-induced martensitic phase transformation could be associated with the strain localization behavior. Accordingly, the measurement of the amount of local transformation is necessary in order to construct a more physical evolution model in the constitutive equation. In this study, a new measurement system using a micro-hardness tester is proposed to obtain a volume fraction map of the martensitic phase expanding in the neighbor of strain localization. Then the system is applied to investigate the inhomogenous transformation behavior around the notch root of SUS 304 stainless steel bar under uniaxial tension. 27 refs., 11 figs., 1 tab.

  18. Effect of heater with plasma-sprayed mullite coatings on heating by far-infrared radiation. Mullite himaku wo keiseishita kanetsutai no ensekigaisen hosha tokusei oyobi kanetsu koka

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    Ikeda, M.; Nishino, A.; Suzuki, T. (Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd., Osaka (Japan))

    1993-09-30

    Effects of a quartz tube heater coated with plasma-sprayed mullite on the far-infrared radiation heating was investigated by means of spectral energy distribution in wavelength ranging from 1.4 to 14[mu]m, and color difference and weight loss observations before and after toasting of bread. Mullite material was sprayed on the opaque quartz tube substrate using an 80kW plasma-spray apparatus, to make a coating with thickness of 50[mu]m. The mullite coating on the quartz tube heater showed high far-infrared radiation. It was found that the mullite coating exhibited good wavelength change characteristics, and the spectral energy increased by about 7%. It was also illustrated that for the heating by the heater with mullite coating, the heating efficiency was improved during toasting of bread. As a result, the heater coated with mullite showed a decrease in heating time and also provided energy saving of around 12% during toasting of bread. 8 refs., 5 figs., 1 tab.

  19. Fundamental study that produce hydrogen with solar enregy. ; Property with simulated power source. Taiyo energy ni yoru suiso seizo ni kansuru kiso kenkyu. ; Mogi dengen ni yoru tokusei

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    Ota, H.; Aoki, Y.; Tani, T. (Science University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan). Faculty of Engineering)

    1990-12-06

    Mankind is currently confronted by several environmental problems. Among these problems are depletion of fossil fuel reseves, and global warming caused by CO {sub 2} and the consequent environmental damage. These problems demand the most serious consideration and solution. Fuel cell systems are one of the prospective energy systems. Fuel cell systems produce electricity electrochemically, and they produce it most efficiently, and with almost a complete absence of emissions. This basic study concerns the production of hydrogen. Hydrogen is the fuel used by fuel cells. Hydrogen is produced by the electrolysis of water with solar energy. In this paper, as a first step, the hydrogen generator {prime} s properties are measured. These properties are measured by supplying electricity both continuously and intermittently from a DC power source which simulates photovoltaic modules. Our conclusion is that, in the near future, utilization of a hydrogen generator may be feasible if electricity is supplied from photovoltaic modules. 3 refs., 12 figs., 2 tabs.

  20. Effects of pond partition on characteristics of algae and water quality in pond located at high latitudes; Anteichi wo secchishita kanreichiike no suishitsu henka to sorui tokusei

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    Li, J. [Yamato Setsubi Construction Co. Ltd., Gunma (Japan); Kuroda, M. [Gunma University, Gunma (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Wang, B. [Harbin Architectural and Civil Engineering Institute, Harbin (China). Water Pollution Control Research Center

    1995-10-10

    Characteristics of algae and water quality were studied at a pond located in high latitudes. Domestic and industrial wastewaters discharged are treated through different type stabilization ponds made by enclosing a part of the pond to remove BOD{sub 5}, COD{sub cr} and nutrients. Effects of the pond partition on the dominance species of algae and water quality were studied. During the cold term (-20{degree}C - -5{degree}C), Cryptomonas, Chlamydomonas and Euglena were dominance species in the pond. While Euglena, which may be grown by uptaking organic material was the dominance one in the stabilization pond, and its population increased in falling temperature. It plays an important role for removal of BOD{sub 5} and COD{sub cr}. On the other hand, during the warm term (15{degree}C - 30{degree}C), dominance species were Cyclotella, Chlorella and Microcystis in the pond and Scenedesmus obliqnus in facultative ponds of the stabilization ponds. Microcystis and Scenedesmus obliqnus would uptake NH4{sup +}-N truly. Removal of NH4{sup +}-N and PO4{sup 3-}-P depends on the concentration of Chl.a. The relationship between NH4{sup +}-N and PO4{sup 3-}-P removal and the concentrations of Chl.a was obtained. 11 refs., 8 figs., 3 tabs.

  1. Magnetization characteristic of magnetic fluid based on Monte Carlo method; Monte Carlo ho ni yoru jisei ryutai jika tokusei no keisan

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    Matsuno, Y. [Kumamoto University, Kumamoto (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Oshima, K. [Kyocera Corp., Kyoto (Japan); Ogata, S. [Kubota Corp., Osaka (Japan)

    1995-02-25

    This paper presents an investigation on the configuration of the particles of a magnetic fluid and its magnetization characteristic based on Monte Carlo method. The interparticle interactions caused by the magneto static energy, the repulsion energy, the van der Waals energy and the external magnetic field energy are calculated. In the calculation, the distribution of magnetic particles is assumed to be a lognormal distribution estimated from that of a magnetic fluid under the investigation. The calculation results for a magnetization characteristic and for the orientation of magnetic particles of a magnetic fluid are compared with magnetization curves constructed from measured values and with an electron micrograph of magnetic particles, respectively. 10 refs., 17 figs., 4 tabs.

  2. Antibacterial characteristics of heated zinc oxide powders on Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus; Kanetsu shori sareta sanka aen funmatsu no daichokin oyobi oshoku budoukyukin ni taisuru kokin tokusei

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    Sawai, J.; Yamamoto, O.; Hotta, M.; Kojima, H.; Sasamoto, T. [Kanagawa Inst. of Tech., Kanagawa (Japan)

    1998-09-10

    Influence of heat treatment temperature of zinc oxide (ZnO) powders on antibacterial property against Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus was studied. The values of the minimal inhibitory concentrations (MIC) were determined by the electric conductance method to examine the antibacterial property. MIC is defined as concentration at lowest temperature where no changes of the conductance are detected. MIC of ZnO powders increases with an increase in heating temperature. The variation of MIC against E. coli is larger than that against Staph. aureus. Concentration dependence of antibacterial effect by hydrogen peroxide is larger against E. coli than that against Staph. aureus and agrees to the variation tendency of MIC with ZnO powders. The difference in the sensitivity against E. coli and Staph. aureus is suggested to be due to the action of hydrogen peroxide generated from ZnO powders. 8 refs., 3 figs., 1 tab.

  3. Combustion characteristics of lean limit flame propagation in a long tube under microgravity; Bisho juryokuka ni okeru enkannai kihaku genkai kaen denpa no nensho tokusei

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    Kawakami, T.; Okajima, S. [Hosei University, Tokyo (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Sato, J. [Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Sakuraya, T. [Japan Space Utilization Promotion Center, Tokyo (Japan)

    1998-10-25

    Studies on combustion of extremely lean hydrocarbon-air mixtures are very important from the viewpoint of pollution control which are prompting the development of new types of combustors and internal combustion engines. However, accurate data on combustion characteristics of such mixtures are scarce owing to difficulties inherent in conventional measuring techniques. It is well known that the flame behavior is strongly affected by buoyancy under normal gravity. This becomes more critical in the vicinity of flammability limits where flame propagation velocities are very low. Consequently, data such as flammability limits obtained under normal gravity are unreliable. In this experimental investigation carried out with a quiescent mixture contained in a long tube, flame stability and buoyancy effects in the vicinity of flammability limit have been determined. Furthermore the study has been extended to include the effect of surface roughness on flame propagation. The experimental results show that, (1) Under microgravity, an axially symmetrical flame propagation is possible in a long tube, even at mixture conditions near the flammability limits and the combustion characteristics can be accurately determined using this method, (2) Propagation velocity with the rough surface is higher than with the smooth surface. 9 refs., 10 figs., 2 tabs.

  4. Crush characteristics and HIC values in front windshield areas in pedestrian head impacts; Joyosha zenmen mado garasu oyobi sono shuhenbu no shogeki tokusei to tobu shogaich

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    Matsui, Y.; Ishikawa, H. [Japan Automobile Research Institute Inc., Tsukuba (Japan)

    2000-04-01

    An experimental research was conducted to grasp pedestrian head protective performance in pedestrian-vehicle accident. In the recent accidents, pedestrian head collided with vehicle more at the front windshield than at the bonnet top. In the experiment, by colliding headform with the vehicle standstill, head injury coefficients (HIC) in impacts to front windshield and the periphery were measured. As to the headform, the main body made of phenol resin is covered by rubber skin with 7.5mm thickness. The diameter is 165mm, and the total weight is 4.8kg. HIC was obtained by a triaxial accelerator installed around the gravity center of the sphere. As a result of the experiment, the following were found out. The HIC value of the front windshield becomes 1000 or below when the headform is more than the radius of the headform away from the window frame. At the window frame, HIC in all the pillar area is high, but HIC at the central part of the roof rail becomes 1000 or below. The relation between HIC and dynamic displacement is almost the same both in the bonnet top and the front windshield. (translated by NEDO)

  5. Population dynamics of bacteria for phosphorus removal in sequencing batch reactor (SBR) activated sludge processes. Kaibunshiki kassei odeiho ni okeru datsu rin tokusei

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    Okada, M.; Ueno, Y.; Lin, C.; Murakami, A. (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo (Japan))

    1990-01-10

    As the phosphorus removal processes, chemical methods and biological methods are considered. This paper discussed a biological phosphorus removal method. Laboratory experiments of phosphorus removal in sequencing batch reactor (SBR) activated sludge processes were operated using synthetic waste water to clarify the effects of solid retention time (SRT) and organic substrates on the accumulation of bacteria having phosphorus removal ability (bio-P-bacteria). The accumulation of bio-P-bacteria was enhanced by large fluctuation in concentration of organic substances in the reactor fed in a short period of time under anaerobic condition. However, the accumulation did not be enhanced in the reactor operated with SRT less than 25 d. The specific growth rates of bio-P-bacteria were estimated to a range from 0.033/d to 0.035/d in the SBR activated sludge processes fed with glucose and polypeptone as substrates. Therefore, large SRT is necessary for the accumulation of bio-P-bacteria. 18 refs., 10 figs., 1 tab.

  6. Resistance inception characteristics of Bi2223/Ag superconducting tape for ac large current; Koryu daidenryu tsudenji ni okeru Bi2223/Ag chodendo tepu senzai no teiko hassei tokusei

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    Hayakawa, N.; Iwahana, F.; Okubo, H. [Nagoya Univ., Nagoya (Japan)

    2000-05-29

    Alternating current characteristics of the superconductive tape wire rod and resistance occurrence characteristic in the overcurrent energization become the importance, when research and development of the high-temperature superconductive electric power equipment is activated. We energized the Bi2223/Ag superconductivity tape wire rod this time, and the resistance occurrence characteristic was investigated in respect of 60Hz alternating current large current over the direct current critical current value. (NEDO)

  7. Ac loss in Ag/Bi-2223 tape cooled by GM cryocooler; Dendo reikyaku Ag/Bi-2223 tepu no koryu sonshitsu tokusei

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    Wakasugi, K.; Murakami, T.; Natsume, K.; Naito, F.; Murase, S.; Shimamoto, S. [Tohoku Univ., Miyagi (Japan). Graduate School of Engineering

    1999-11-10

    It expects the application to electric power field the superconductivity is shown at the liquid nitrogen temperature the Bi system high temperature oxidation thing superconductor. Though it has made the research on the ac loss of the Bi system high temperature oxidation thing superconductor, it is at commercial frequency and liquid nitrogen temperature in the many. In this experiment, ac loss at wide 7K-77K temperatures and various 0.1Hz-500Hz frequencies was measured using conduction cooling GM refrigerating machine. (NEDO)

  8. AC loss properties of Bi-2212 rutherford-type cables; Bi-2212 razafuodo gata asshuku seikei dotai no koryu sonshitsu tokusei

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    Fukuda, Y.; Matsumura, K.; Kajikawa, K.; Iwakuma, M.; Funaki, K. [Kyushu Univ., Fukuoka (Japan); Hasegawa, T. [Showa Electric Wire and Cable Co., Ltd., Kanagawa (Japan); Kasahara, H.; Akita, S. [Central Research Inst. of Electric Power Industry, Tokyo (Japan)

    2000-05-29

    With the aim of the application to SMES, it advances the development of the large-capacity oxide superconducting wire rod. A current capacity per 1 is small for present oxide superconducting wire rod. And, it needs the development of method of improving of mechanical strength of wire rod in the large magnet like SMES, because it receives the mighty electromagnetic force. It produced Rutherford type conductor, which made the Ni unit alloy to be the reinforcement using Bi-2212 cross section wire rod as a trial for solving these problems experimentally. In this study, it measured ac loss on produced conductor and the wire, which constitutes this, and it evaluated the electromagnetic property. (NEDO)

  9. Acoustic emission induced from an NbTi ac superconducting coil and quenching pattern; NbTi koryu koiru no AE tokusei to kuenchi patan

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    Arai, K.; Yamaguchi, H.; Kaiho, K. [Electrotechnical Laboratory, Tsukuba (Japan); Ninomiya, A.; Ishigooka, T. [Seikei Univ., Tokyo (Japan); Fuji, H.; Sadakata, N.; Saito, T. [Fujikura Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)

    1999-11-10

    Alternating current superconducting magnet is easy to receive movement, alternating current loss, drift, effect of the longitudinal magnetic-field effect of the line, and these become the lowering factor of the stability. We carry out the research on stability and state estimation of alternating current superconducting magnet, coil using the AE signal. Sensor itself does not become a cause of the disturbance, because the measurement is possible for the AE measurement in superconducting magnet, coil for the sensor, while it is unique of two, and while it is no contacting with the superconductive winding. And, it is detectable by one sensor in respect of wide information of the superconducting coil. Necessary information for the analysis of the alternating current phenomenon from the AE signal is extracted, and it seems to be important to examine the correspondence with the condition of the coil. This time, it was possible that the undulate pattern of the AE signal observed the characteristic phenomenon in proportion to the situation of the quenching. (NEDO)

  10. AC loss characteristics of HTS tapes and their operating electromagnetic conditions; Koon chodendo tepu senzai no koryu sonshitsu tokusei to unten denji joken

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    Amemiya, N. [Yokohama National Univ., Yokohama (Japan)

    2000-05-25

    AC losses in multifilamentary HTS tapes can be classified into hysteresis loss, coupling loss, and eddy current loss from the viewpoint of their generation mechanism. Operating electromagnetic conditions significantly influence their AC loss characteristics. From the viewpoint of the major magnetic field component generating them, they can be classified into magnetization loss, transport loss, and total loss. Dividing a superconductor into fine filaments, twisting the filament bundle and increasing transverse resistivity effectively reduce magnetization loss and total loss when the external magnetic field is relatively large, while they do not effectively reduce transport loss. General analytical expressions for the total loss in HTS tapes carrying AC current in an AC magnetic field have not been derived. Numerical electromagnetic field analysis based on the finite element method is a powerful tool to study total loss theoretically. In the magnetic field parallel to the tape's wide face, twisting can reduce the AC loss in Bi2223 tapes with pure silver matrix, while increasing transverse resistivity is required essentially for the AC loss reduction in a perpendicular magnetic field. Recently, twisted multifilamentary Bi2223 tapes with pure silver matrix were fabricated, and the reduction of magnetization loss was proved experimentally in a parallel magnetic field. Furthermore, transverse resistivity was increased successfully by the introduction of a resistive barrier between filaments. (author)

  11. Burning rate characteristics of energetic CMDB propellants. Part 2. Effect of HMX addition; Ko enerugi CMDB suishin yaku no nensho sokudo tokusei ( II ) - HMX tenka no koka -

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    Aoki, I. [Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. (Japan)

    1997-08-01

    Burning rate and specific impulse of a solid propellant are extremely important parameters in a design of a solid rocket motor. In this study, the relations between the burning rate and the amount of energy contained in HMX-CMDB propellants wherein the amount of energy is varied by adding HMX (High Melting Point Explosive). The following results are obtained. The final flame temperature is getting higher when the amount of energy is increased by adding HMX into a double-base propellant. The higher the final flame temperature is, the lower the burning rate is. Dark zone temperature, as a physical property, is lowered when the containing amount of energy is increased by adding HMX into the double-base propellant. This is because that, when weight fraction of HMX is increased, reaction heat at burning surface decreases, and the reaction in fizz zone is getting slower. The higher the dark zone temperature is, the higher the burning rate is. 20 refs., 11 figs., 1 tab.

  12. Burning rate characteristics of energetic CMDB propellants (III). Effect of initial propellant temperature; Ko energy CMDB suishinyaku no nensho sokudo tokusei (III). Suishinyaku shoki ondo no koka

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    Aoki, I. [Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)

    1998-01-01

    In case of double-base properants, the temperature sensitivity of burning rate for this type of propellants having higher energy becomes smaller than that of propellants having lower energy. When the energy contained in propellants increases, or initial propellant temperatures increase, the burning surface temperature of propellant increases, therefore, the reaction in fizz zone is accelerated, the dark zone temperature increases, and the temperature gradient in fizz zone increases. This increase of temperature gradient increases the burning rate of propellant. In case of HMX-CMDB propellants, when the energy contained in propellants increases, or initial propellant temperatures decrease, the burning surface temperature of propellant decreases, therefore, the reaction in fizz zone is decelerated, the dark zone temperature decreases, and the temperature gradient in fizz zone decreases. This decrease of temperature gradient decreases the burning rate of propellant. As a result, it was clarified that the temperatures as common physical properties which had an effect of initial propellant temperatures on the burning rates were the burning surface temperature and the dark zone temperature. 22 refs., 12 figs., 2 tabs.

  13. Luminescence property and lowest excited singlet state level of various carotenes; Shuju no karochinrui no hako tokusei to saitei reiki -juko jotai jun'i

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    Ito, T. [Miyagi Midical Univ., Miyagi (Japan)

    2000-01-01

    Specification of the lowest excited singlet state (S{sub l}) of the butadiene which is the simplest {pi} electron conjugated system molecule has not sufficiently clarified at present. Recently, Andersson et al. found the weak light emission which was considered to be the S{sub 1} fluorescence in a near infrared region in a room temperature solution of {beta}- carotene (n=11), and specified the S{sub 1} level in 14,200{+-}500cm {sup -1}. And, Fujii et al. reported the S{sub 1} fluorescence of spheroidine (n=10). In very recent, Christensen et al. measured the comparatively clear fluorescence spectrum of carotenes n=5 to 11 separated by HPLC in EPA glass at 77K, and systematically examined the unique luminescence property observed in polyene. Christensen et al. issued the warning for the rough conventional method that the S{sub 1} level was estimated from the S{sub 1} fluorescence lifetime of the polyene molecule using the comprehensive energy gap law, because the ratio of quantum yield of the S{sub 1} and S{sub 2} fluorescence is different by the substituent type of the polyene end even if n is same. (NEDO)

  14. Effect of Water Environment on Subcritical Crack Growth of Machinable Ceramics; Kaisakusei seramikkusu no kiretsu shinten tokusei ni oyobosu mizu kankyo no eikyo

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    Ikeda, K.; Kaizu, K.; Inotani, T. [Miyazaki Univ., Miyazaki (Japan); Yoshikawa, A.; Adachi, K.; Igaki, H. [Osaka Sangyo Univ., Osaka (Japan)

    1997-06-15

    The fatigue behavior of ceramics has been discussed on the basis of the relation between stress intensity facter (KI) and crack velocity (V). In this paper, the effect of environment on the relation between KI and V was studied on machinable ceramics (mica glass ceramics) and two kinds of glass ceramics with different grain sizes. The double torsion (DT) technique was used for the determination of the KI-V characteristics under different environments of air and ion-exchanged water. The characteristics of acoustic emission (AE) during stress corrosion cracking of mica glass ceramics was also examined. In water environment, the region II in the KI-V curve, in which crack velocity varies slowly with KI, disappeared. From this experimental fact, it was considered that at high KI, the crack velocity is encouraged by diffusion of the corrosive species to the crack and thus depended on the amount of water. SEM farc tography revealed that mica single crystals in the material caused crack arrest and deflection to occur. It is also found that AE event rate is quantitatively related to the crack velocity. AE measurement can be used in studying the crack propagation behavior of mica glass ceramics. 11 refs., 12 figs., 3 tabs.

  15. Extraction of mangrove with supercritical carbon dioxide. ; Extraction characteristics of rhizophora mucronata lamk. Mangrove no chorinkai tansan gas chushutsu. 1. ; Yaeyamahirugi no chushutsu tokusei

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    Sakai, T.; Shibata, M.; Inukai, Y.; Hirosue, H. (Kyushu National Industrial Research Institute, Saga (Japan)); Ikema, Y. (Okinawa Prefectural Industrial Research Institute, Okinawa (Japan))

    1993-11-01

    As one of the biomass resources is mangrove, which draws attention as a material keeping physiologically active components. This paper describes an attempt of a supercritical carbon dioxide extraction method to extract effectively the useful components without degeneration from rhizophora mucronata lamk, a representative type of mangrove. The extraction was performed by positions on the tree such as tree skin and leaves under a condition of 30 kg/cm[sup 2] or 80 kg/cm[sup 2] at 40[degree]C to arrive at the following conclusions. Wax-like substance of 0.3% to 1.8% wax or so was obtained; the extraction amount was large in the decreasing order of leaves, supporting roots, small branches, tree skin, and lumber portions; and re-extraction using CO2 added with a small amount of ethanol as an entrainer further produced an extract of 0.2% to 0.4% concentration. The result of the analysis presented existence of high-class alcohol, fatty acid, and aromatic derivatives. As the result of mold resistance test using blue mold spores, extracts from support roots were recognized to have mold resistance. 7 refs., 5 figs., 2 tabs.

  16. Friction and wear properties of carbon/silicon carbide composites; Tanso/tanka keiso fukugo zairyo no masatsu{center_dot}mamou tokusei

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    Hokao, M.; Sasaki, H.; Hironaka, S. [Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo (Japan). Dept. of Inorganic Materials

    2000-02-01

    This paper describes the friction and wear properties of carbon/silicon carbide composites in comparison with that of porous silicon carbide and dense silicon carbide. Tests were conducted in ambient air, using a pin-on-disk friction test apparatus. The friction and wear properties of these materials varied according to the combination of pin and disk materials. The carbon/silicon carbide composite containing the largest carbon volume (about 40 vol %) showed the lowest values of friction coefficient and specific wear among all the investigated materials. In addition, it also showed a stable behavior with respect to sliding velocity. The friction and wear mechanisms of these materials were discussed according to the morphology of the worn surfaces observed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). (author)

  17. Improvement of magnetic properties of Fe-50mass%Ni in MIM process; MIM process ni okeru Fe-50mass%Ni no jiki tokusei kaizen

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    Miura, H. [Kumamoto University, Kumamoto (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Fujita, S. [Kumamoto University, Kumamoto (Japan); Fujita, M.; Ninomiya, R. [Mitsuikinzoku Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)

    2000-12-15

    Metal injection molding (MIM) process is hoped to be one of processing for required to more complicated parts of magnetic components. In this study, the effect of different types of powders (prealloyed and mixed elemental powders) on the magnetic properties of permalloy (Fe-50mass%Ni) through the MIM technique was investigated. Approximately 94% of theoretical density was obtained by using the prealloyed powder, and the retained carbon and oxygen contents were controlled to be low. On the other hand, 96% of theoretical density was obtained by using the mixed elemental powder, but the magnetic properties were inferior to that of prealloyed powder's because of high retained oxygen content. By using the carbonyl Fe powder with high carbon, the retained oxygen and carbon content could be controlled to be low, resulting in the improved magnetic properties. (author)

  18. Development of C14 laves phase alloy for battery with good high-rate dischargeability; Koritsu hoden tokusei no sugureta denchiyo C14gata laves sogokin no kaihatsu

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    Nakano, H.; Wakao, S. [Tokai Univ., Tokyo (Japan); Mori, K. [Daido Steel Co. Ltd., Aichi (Japan)

    1998-07-05

    Authors have studied to develop Zr-Ti-V-Ni-Mn-Co(Fe,Mo) laves phase alloys for Ni-MH secondary batteries. The object of this study was to develop C14 laves phase alloys with good high-rate dischargeability. Alloys with enthalpy -triangleH for hydride formation in the range of 35 to 37 kJ/molH2 were designed using relations among the enthalpy, cell volume, and average atomic radius. The agreement between designed values and experimental results, and the differences of the enthalpy, cell volume and electrochemical characteristics, alloys with and without heat treatment, were studied. This paper describes first the principle of designing the alloys. Then the method of the experiment was explained The results and considerations were stated under the headings, i.e. Percentage of phase and cell volume, Enthalpy for hydride formation, Electrochemical characteristics of heat treated alloys and the same of as-cast alloys. 12 refs., 5 figs., 3 tabs.

  19. Forced convection heat transfer with microencapsulated phase-change-material slurries. Turbulent flow in a circular tube; Microcapsuleka sohenka busshitsu slurries no kyosei tairyu netsudentatsu tokusei. Enkannai ranryu

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    Yamagishi, Y.; Sugano, T. [Daido Hoxan Inc., Hokkaido (Japan); Takeuchi, H.; Pyatenko, A. [Hokkaido National Industrial Research Institute Sapporo (Japan)

    1998-01-01

    An experimental study using a slurry of micro-encapsulated phase change material (MCPCM) in water is conducted in order to investigate the increase in convection heat transfer coefficients of slurry flows as well as the increase in thermal capacity of a slurry by using the latent heat from a solid-liquid phase change material (PCM). Experiments were done for turbulent, hydrodynamically fully developed flows in a circular tube with constant wall heat flux. Local convective heat transfer coefficients were measured along the heating test section in order to study the effects of the melting phenomena inside MCPCMs. Experimental data are presented for various particle concentrations, slurry flow rates, and heating rates. Results show that an increase in the local convective heat transfer coefficient is found when the MCPCMs melted. Enhancement of heat transfer due to phase change is affected to varying degrees by Reynolds numbers of slurry flows, the fraction of PCM which is solid phase and heating rates. This paper provides and presents an explanation of the physical mechanism of the convective heat transfer enhancement due to the phase change of MCPCMs and a set of data available for the adjustments of system operating conditions for optimum heat transfer performance. 15 refs., 11 figs., 4 tabs.

  20. Evaluation of fatigue crack growth characteristics of WC-Co cemented carbides; WC-Co choko gokin no hiro kiretsu shinten tokusei no hyoka

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    Hirose, Y.; Boo, M. [Kanazawa University, Ishikawa (Japan). Faculty of Science; Kishi, Y. [Nippon Institute of Technology, Saitama (Japan); Park, Y. [Dong-A University, Pusan (Korea, Republic of)

    1997-07-15

    The fatigue crack growth tests of WC-Co Cemented Carbides were carried out in a wide range of fatigue crack growth rate covering the threshold stress intensity factor range {Delta} Kth. The effects of the stress ratio, Co volume fraction and the phase transformation of Co on the fatigue crack growth characteristics were investigated on the basis of fracture mechanics and fractography. The crack growth rate was measured using 3-point bending specimens. Crack growth tests were carried out at 10 HZ and the stress ratio R=0.1 and 0.5. The main results obtained are as follows; (1) The Paris rule can be applied between da/dN and{Delta}K and it is shown to be da/dN=C({Delta}K){sup m}. (2) The fractography of the fracture surface, shows that brittle fracture occurs in the Co binder phase at the stress rate R = 0.1 but ductile fracture occurs in the Co binder phase at R= 0.5. (3) The relation of da/dn-{Delta}Keff / E of WC-Co cemented carbides shows the characteristic in the middle of the other metals and the alumina ceramics. (4) The Co binder phase undergoes phase transformation by repeated deformation and so it affects the characteristics delicately. 22 refs., 9 figs., 3 tabs.

  1. Studies on the air distribution and thermal performance of the air circulation wall. Part 4. Study on the thermal emissivity of the air circulation layer`s surfaces; Gaidannetsu tsuki koho ni okeru tsuki sonai no netsu tsuki tokusei ni kansuru kenkyu. 4. Tsuki sonai hyomen no hosha tokusei ni kansuru kosatsu

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    Kamimori, K.; Sakai, K.; Ishihara, O. [Kumamoto University, Kumamoto (Japan)

    1996-10-27

    The thermal and air distribution characteristics of the air circulation wall in a heat-insulated system were grasped using an experimental model. In this paper, the difference in the heat exchange between the wall and air was confirmed based on the radiation on the circulation layer`s surface. In this system, thin air circulation layers with ventilating holes at the top and bottom are attached to the south and north outer walls of a wooden building. This system is a kind of passive solar house that achieves the insolation screening effect and the temperature rising effect based on solar collection. The heat flow in a circulation layer is eliminated by the natural convection heat transfer on the outer wall. The heat flow passing through insulating materials is the heat transfer by radiation. The heat flow based on the in-layer natural convection is increasingly eliminated by the decrease in temperature on the air circulation layer`s surface. The decrease in room surface temperature using aluminum foil and the reflective heat-insulated effect showed that the heat passing through the wall surface decreases as the convection heat transfer in an air circulation layer increases. 6 refs., 20 figs., 3 tabs.

  2. Utilization of statistical table for waves in North-west Pacific Ocean and a long-term estimation on hull responses; Seihoku Taiheiyo haro tokeihyo no riyo to sentai oto choki yosoku

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    Shinkai, A. [Kyushu University, Fukuoka (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1997-10-01

    Designing a vessel to sail oceans for an extended period of time requires statistical estimation on different hull responses to waves. To meet the requirement, it is necessary to accurately identify hydrographic conditions (particularly waves) which are considered to be encountered by the vessel. This paper makes clear the statistical characteristics of the wave statistics table presented by Fang et al, and compares them with other processes for discussion. This statistics collection is based on data collected in China, Hong Kong and Japan, including those collected in the Sea of Japan, the Yellow Sea, the North Sea, the East China Sea and the South China Sea. It was found that these data provide results slightly lower than the long-term estimation values derived from data of the global wave statistics (GWS) prepared by Hogben et al. The cause for this was found attributable to the format of the statistical data, especially setting of wave height classes. However, since the data provided by Fang et al include items of detailed information on small sea areas near the Chinese coast lines, the data are thought to provide useful information source in investigating long-term hull response characteristics relative to spatial spread of the sea areas in the North-west Pacific Ocean. 15 refs., 5 figs., 2 tabs.

  3. Evaluation of the autonomic neuropathy function immediately after a change to upright posture using the impulse response function; Impulse oto kansu wo mochiita shisei henkan katoki ni okeru jiritsu shinkei kino hyoka

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    Yokoyama, K. [Nagoya City University, Nagoya (Japan); Moyoshi, M.; Takata, K. [Daido Institute of Technology, Nagoya (Japan); Watanabe, Y. [Toyota College of Technology, Aichi (Japan)

    1997-05-20

    Autonomic neuropathy function immediately after a change to upright posture has been evaluated by applying transient response function of the system to the blood regulation system. The impulse response function was determined from the change in heart rate before postural change to the upright posture, and was compared with the transient change immediately after a change to the upright posture. The time series of R-R interval of electrocardiogram was used as the time series of the change in heart rate. To determine the impulse response function, an autoregressive model was applied to the R-R interval time series. The impulse response function at the steady state is a transient reaction at the impulse stimulation added to the blood regulation system. The R-R interval decreases rapidly by the autonomic neuropathy reaction in which the blood is rapidly transferred into the legs immediately after a change to upright posture. There is a close correlation between the initial temporary decrease in R-R interval and the impulse response function derived from the change in heart rate immediately after a change to the upright posture. Accordingly, the blood regulation and autonomic neuropathy functions can be evaluated by the impulse response function without actual standing test and load of tested persons. 9 refs., 3 figs., 1 tab.

  4. Property of impulsive response for SH wave in the layered half space using Love wave and leaking mode; Love ha to leaking mode ni yotte koseisareru hanmugen seiso jiban no impulse oto no seishitsu

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    Akiyama, S. [Sato Kogyo Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)

    1997-10-15

    This paper describes a mechanism of propagation for elastic SH wave which is composed of Love wave and leaking mode. Based on a formulation previously proposed, impulsive response was determined from the numerical integration of intrinsic mode. Then, property of the impulsive response was examined using time-distance curve derived from ray theory. In addition, characteristics of dispersed wave composed of Love wave and leaking mode were discussed from the viewpoint of ray theory. The property of impulsive response for SH wave in the layered half space using Love wave and leaking mode could be explained by the time-distance derived from ray theory. These results are in physical harmony with calculated impulsive response. The propagation of dispersed wave formed in the intrinsic mode could be explained by the ray theory. The leaking mode corresponded to the reflected wave propagating in the surface ground layer in an angle below the critical angle, and the Love wave mode with higher frequency than Airy phase corresponded to the total reflected wave. On the other hand, the Love wave mode with lower frequency than Airy phase corresponded to the refracted wave. 9 refs., 13 figs., 1 tab.

  5. On dynamic response analysis of base-isolated structures for the Northridge earthquake and the Hyogo-ken Nanbu earthquake; Chokka jishin ni taisuru nenshin kozo no oto kyodo ni kansuru kosatsu

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    Takayama, M.; Morita, K. [Fukuoka University, Fukuoka (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1995-09-01

    The January 17, 1995, Hyogo-ken Nanbu earthquake was occurred. This earthquake was the most damaging earthquake to have struck Japan since the great Kanto earthquake. In Los Angela area, the Northridge earthquake was occurred at January 17, 1994. In this earthquake, the large acceleration over 1G was observed. Two base-isolated buildings (computer center and research facility) in Kobe-city, and USC Hospice (base-isolated building) in Los Angeles survived these big earthquakes. In this paper, the observed response of these base-isolated buildings was introduced and the performance of base-isolated buildings was discussed. And the dynamic response analysis was carried out using the observed ground motions during the two big earthquakes. As the results, the acceleration response of base-isolated buildings which isolated period Tf is over 4 sec was below 0.1-0.2G, and the relative displacement of isolated story was under 30-50cm. 13 figs., 4 tabs.

  6. Cavitation performance of cylindrical choke for unsteady flow. Case of long choke with sharp-edged corner; Hiteijoryu ni okeru entogata shibori ni hasseisuru cavitation tokusei. Sharp edge wo motsu shiboribu no nagasa ga nagai baai

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    Aoyama, Y.; Yamamoto, M.; Koike, N.; Matsuoka, Y. [Kinki University, Osaka (Japan). Faculty of Science and Engineering; Watanabe, N. [Kinki University, Osaka (Japan)

    1998-10-25

    This paper deals with an experimental study on the unsteady cavitation performance in a long cylindrical choke with the sharp-edged corner. The unsteady flow takes the trapezoid form with time at the downstream of a choke. Experiments are carried out for four kinds of the choke diameter d under various rates of the pressure changes while keeping the choke length l and the upstream pressure p1 constant. The main objective of this study is to find four kinds of the critical cavitation numbers k{sub ci}, k{sub cci}, k{sub cd} and k{sub ccd} for three each location within a choke and only k{sub ci}, k{sub cd} for the outlet of choke: the incipient cavitation number k{sub ci}, the desinent one k{sub cd}, the cavitation number k{sub cci} of `beginning of choking`, which is the value at the moment which the full bubbles begin to appear in a choke, the cavitation number k{sub ccd} of `end of choking`, which is the value at the moment which the full bubbles in a choke begin to collapse. It has been clarified that each value of four kinds of these numbers depends on each location within the choke, the ratio of pressure change and the choke diameter. 4 refs., 10 figs., 1 tab.

  7. Cavitation performance of cylindrical choke for unsteady flow. 2nd Report. Comparison of difference in inlet shape of choke; Hiteijoryu ni okeruentogata shibori ni hasseisuru cavitation tokusei. 2. Shiboribu iriguchi keijo no chigaini yoru hikaku

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    Aoyama, Y.; Yamamoto, M.; Koike, N.; Matsuoka, Y. [Kinki University, Osaka (Japan). Faculty of Science and Engineering; Watanabe, N.

    1999-12-25

    The cavitation performance in a cylindrical choke with a sharp edged-corner was investigated in previous paper. Many differences were detected in cavitation performance by changing the diameter and the length of a choke. The purpose of this paper is to find but in more detail the reason which causes the differences in the cavitation performance. Experiments are carried out using two kinds of cylindrical chokes with a sharp edged-corner and chamfered length at the choke inlet. The pressure distributions at three different locations within the cylindrical choke and just at the back of the choke outlet arc measured in the same way as previous paper. As a result, the reason which cavitation performances indicate the phenomena according to shapes and sizes of cylindrical choke has been clarified in more detail as compared with the study before now. (author)

  8. Thermoelectric characteristics of iron silicide thermoelectric converter with the transition metallic compound as an additive; Sen`i kinzoku kagobutsu wo tenkabutsu to shita keikatetsu netsuden soshi no netsuden tokusei

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    Hayashibara, M.; Oda, M. [Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)

    1994-04-13

    The thin film must be converted into a bulky shape in order that the high electric power may be produced by the iron silicide thermoelectric converter. Study was then made to establish the homogeneous bulk production method, in which the additive must diffuse sufficiently in the iron silicide and bond strongly to it during the sintering. Selected as an additive in the present study, Co compounds were all decomposed below the sintering temperature and remained in the iron silicide. The Co sulfide, phosphide, bromide and iodide were particularly high in reactivity with the iron silicide. The Co, of which the added quantity was proportional to the electric conductivity, was almost homogenized into a solid solution. In the experiment, both Co sulfide and phosphide were equal in thermoelectric power as an additive. The Co bromide and iodide were maximally about 10% and 50%, respectively lower in thermoelectric power than the Co sulfide. It is attributable to the FeSi2 reformed to the electrically insulating SiO2 and low-thermoelectric power FeSi, because both Co bromide and iodide are oxidizing compounds. 7 refs., 10 figs.

  9. Vibration characteristics and dynamic increment factor of 2 span continuous PC cable-stayed bridge under moving vehicles; 2 keikan renzoku PC shachokyo no sharyo sokoji no shindo tokusei to doteki zofukuritsu

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    Fukada, S.; Kajikawa, Y. [Kanazawa Univ. (Japan)] Tsunomoto, M. [Oriental Construction Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)

    1998-10-21

    In this study, experiments on and simulation analyses of the travels of vehicles on a 2 span continuous PC cable-stayed bridge were conducted, and the propriety of the analysis method, vibration characteristics of traveling vehicles, and characteristics of the effective amplitude and dynamic increment factor concerning various traveling states were discussed. The results show that actually measured value of strain to a dynamic load substantially agreed with the value of strain obtained in the case of analysis in which the end fulcrums were movable. The actually measured value of natural frequency was between the value of natural frequency in the case of analysis in which the end fulcrums were movable and the value in the case of analysis in which the end fulcrums were in a pin state. The actually measured value of mode damping constant agreed exactly with the value of mode damping constant calculated on the assumption that the damping constant of the main beam is 1.0%, those of the main tower and bridge pier 5.0%, and that of the cables 0.1%. Therefore, the damping matrix in the dynamic response analysis was determined on the basis of the damping constants of these members. The characteristics of the effective amplitude and dynamic increment factor in various traveling states of the results of the simulation analysis are in comparatively good agreement with those of experiments. 20 refs., 17 figs., 5 tabs.

  10. Experimental investigation on wake galloping appeared in tandem cables of cable-stayed bridges subjected to wind in skewed direction; Normal narabini dimple tsuki heiretsu cable ni senpu ga sayoshita baai no wake galloping tokusei ni tsuite

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    Yoneda, M.; Miyachi, S.; Edamoto, K.; Mochizuki, H.; Setouchi, H. [Kawada Industries Inc., Tokyo (Japan)

    1996-03-20

    Concerning the smooth surface and dimpled surface cables, experiments were conducted to investigate relationship between their wake galloping characteristics and aerostatic force characteristics they demonstrate when exposed to wind blowing in a skewed direction. The wind tunnel used for the experiment was a closed type measuring wind tunnel, 2.0m wide, 2.5m high, and 15.0m long. In the wind tunnel, two cables were arranged with the distance between the cable centers three times as large as the cable diameter D, and with relative vertical difference of 0.25-0.50D, and spring-supported experiments for evaluating wake galloping characteristics and aerostatic force coefficient determining experiments were carried out. It was deemed as the result that turbulence exerts influence on the wake galloping characteristics of the dimpled surface cable more than on those of the smooth surface cable, that on a real bridge the effect of turbulence may be expected in case of exposure to natural wind of turbulence with intensity higher than 5-7%, and that therefore application of some damping by dampers will adequately damp wake galloping even in case of the 0.37D vertical difference. 12 refs., 23 figs.

  11. Some considerations on special spacers with damping device for suppressing wake galloping in tandem cables of cable-stayed bridges; Heiretsu cable yo gensui kino tsuki supesa no gensui fuka tokusei ni kansuru 2,3 no kosatsu

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    Yoneda, M. [Kinki Univ., Higashi-Osaka, Osaka (Japan). Faculty of Science and Technology] Setouchi, H. [Kawada Industries Inc., Osaka (Japan)

    1998-03-20

    Cable vibration called wake galloping appears on cable-stayed bridges with parallel arranged cables and its suppression is an important problem. Various methods have been proposed for spacers with damping device for suppressing wake galloping in tandem cables of cable-stayed bridges. But, comparison of damping performances of various methods have not been discussed sufficiently. This paper deals with a type in which dampers are equipped on the midway of the tandem cables through the spacer jig and a type in which dampers are equipped on each surface of the tandem cables to generate shear deformation between them and circular spacer jig moiety and complex eigenvalue analyses are carried out on the two types with changing center spacing and diameters of the cables. The results clarify the relation between the structural damping characteristics and the cable spacing and the effect of torsional rigidity of the cables and also clarify of damping characteristics of the two types. 16 refs., 14 figs., 4 tabs.

  12. Characteristics of H{sub 2}S Removal of Mixed-oxide Sorbents Containing Fe and Zn at High Temperatures; Tetsu {center_dot} aenkei sankabutsu datsuryuzai no kouonka ni okeru H{sub 2}S jokyo tokusei

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    Shirai, Hiromi.; Kobayashi, Makoto.; Nunokawa, Makoto. [Central Research Institute of Electric power Industry, kanagwawa (Japan). Chemical Energy Engineering Department

    1998-11-20

    An integrated coal gasificatio molten carbonte fuel cells power generation system (IG-MCFC) has higher thermal efficiency than an integrated coal gasification combined cycle power generation system (IGCC). In IG-MCFC, it is necessary to remove sulfur compounds (H{sub 2}S, COS) so that there are less than 1 PPM. Iron oxide sorbents developed in IGCC can not achive this. New sorbents need to be developed for this reason. A zinc element has high ability for sulfur removal to less than 1 ppm. We prepared mixed oxide sorbents containing iron and zinc, and evaluated the characteristics of H{sub 2}S removal. 1. A zinc element, which was added to the sorbents as zinc ferrite (ZnFe{sub 2}O{sub 4}), had the highest reacitivity. 2. Silica to zinc ferrite had much effect on protecting of carbon depositions. 3. Zinc ferrite sorbets could remove H{sub 2}S down to less than 1 ppm. 4. Zinc ferrite sorbents after regeneration could also have less than 1 ppm. 5.The sorbents` desulfurization performance after regeneration was influenced by change of the specific surface area caused by regeneration. (author)

  13. Aliasing characteristics of tau-P transform and is application to signal and noise separation; Tau-P henkan no aliasing tokusei to hakei iji wo koryoshita S/N bunri

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    Kawabuchi, H.; Rokugawa, S.; Matsushima, J.; Ichie, Y. [The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan); Minegishi, M.; Tsuburaya, Y. [Japan National Oil Corp., Tokyo (Japan). Technology Research Center

    1997-05-27

    With respect to the tau-P transform method as a signal and noise (S/N) separation technology used in seismic exploration using the reflection method, a discussion has been given on conditions for the post S/N separation by the tau-P transform to function more effectively. Averaging the energy in performing the tau-P transform makes the wave energy scatter to a certain range. As a result, an aliasing phenomenon appears, in which noise is superimposed on the post-processing record. As a result of the discussion, it was verified that satisfying the two equations of G. Turner is effective in order to reduce the aliasing and maintain the relative amplitude. However, in actual calculation accuracy, waveform change was recognized to some extent, particularly amplification of events in low frequencies, and low restorability in higher frequencies. It was also observed that a method to give the tau-P region a two-dimensional Fourier transform and perform the same processing as an f-k filter can remove aliasing more simply and effectively than the HVF, and improve the S/N ratio maintaining the amplitude at the current level. 5 refs., 13 figs.

  14. Study on the characteristics of earthquake ground motion in the Hanshin area based on microtremor measurements; Bido kansoku ni motozuku Hanshin chiiki no jiban shindo tokusei ni kansuru kenkyu

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    Suzuki, H.; Seo, K.; Yamanaka, H. [Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo (Japan)

    1997-05-27

    The Hyogoken-nanbu earthquake in 1995 was a local earthquake that has hit directly a large urban area, having caused damages the greatest since the War mainly in the city of Kobe. The present study has noticed the areas of Sumiyoshi, Nada Ward, Kobe City and Nanbu, Nishinomiya City where damages show different distribution; elucidated the characteristics of earthquake ground motion based on microtremor measurements; and discussed the relation thereof with the earthquake damage distribution. It was verified that microtremors and seismic motions are in rough agreement in the Sumiyoshi area, by comparing and discussing the spectrum ratio between the microtremors and the seismic motions. No correspondence was recognized in the Sumiyoshi area between distribution of the average microtremor spectrum ratio with cycles of 0.2 to 0.8 second and distribution of damages caused by the Hyogoken-nanbu earthquake. The ground characteristics evaluation alone is insufficient to explain distribution of the damages in a relatively wide range in the city of Nishinomiya, for which effects of distance decay should be taken into consideration. 6 refs., 7 figs.

  15. Effect of impurities in fused magnesia on characteristics of MgO-C brick; MgO-C renga no tokusei ni okeru denyu maguneshia chu no fujunbutsu no eikyo

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    Maekawa, Akiyoshi; Geji, Makoto; Tanaka, Masato; Kitai, Tsuneo; Furukawa, Kunio [Harima Ceramics Corp., Hyogo (Japan)

    1999-05-01

    The effect of impurities in fused magnesia on magnesia-carbon brick was tested. For magnesia-C brick which used 3 kinds of magnesia of different impurities content of scaly graphite and aluminium under 0.25 mm in grain size, the change of magnesia mixed particle by heating and the relation between this change and bending strength were investigated. Periclase grain boundary impurities existing in magnesia mixed particle is softened, molten and further reduced in a temperature range over 900 degree C. Void is generated in grain boundary by this reduction, and inner peripheral part of mixed particle is densified. This change of mixed particle remarkably lowers hot bending strength and normal temperature bending strength strength after heat treatment. When measuring temperature increased, strength difference between bricks was widened, and absolute values of strength was in inverse proportion to the amount of impurities. (NEDO)

  16. Characteristics of the heat exchanger operating with snow melting. 4th Report. Case of snow melting on multiple pass heat exchanger; Yusetsu wo tomonau netsukokanki no tokusei. 4. fukusu gasunetsu kokanki no baa

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    Ishikawa, N. [Miyagi National College of Technology, Miyagi (Japan); Aoki, K.; Hattori, M. [Nagaoka University of Technology, Niigata (Japan); Kobayashi, Y. [Nisshin Steel Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)

    2000-12-25

    A multiple pass heat exchanger composed of pipes and plate fins has a typical structure of the heat exchangers used for melting snow. In this study, we discussed the characteristic of the multiple pass heat exchanger having two types, a regular interval type and an irregular one, focusing on pipe pitch of the multiple pass heat exchanger. The perfect melting condition and the melting efficiency were related to dimensionless parameters for the heat exchanger and its operating conditions. The calculated results for the perfect melting condition and the melting efficiency agreed with the results obtained from the field tests on melting of falling snow. Applying the irregular interval leads to extend the critical condition of the perfect melting when the flow rate of brine is low or the area for melting of falling snow is wide. Also, the melting efficiency of the irregular interval becomes higher than that of the regular interval. The optimum pipe pitch was obtained, connecting with the maximum values of the critical condition of the perfect melting. (author)

  17. Stress relaxation resistance of Cu-1Ni-0.9Sn-0.05P alloy (C19025); Cu-1Ni-0.9Sn-0.05P gokin ( C19025 ) no taioryoku kanwa tokusei

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    Sugawara, A.; Hana, Y. [Dowa Mining Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)

    1998-04-20

    Wire harness is a combination of cable and terminal and is an important part having a function of cable inside the vehicle. Development of car electronics demand diversification and high density of wiring, and connector of joints is obliged to multipolarization. Extremely small terminal is required in multipolarized connector, and further, thickness of the plate of copper alloy by which terminal is made is becoming thin. Further, connection of the wiring inside the engine room has been necessary with the increase of various types of sensors or with the development of engine combustion control system, and a material that can resist the heat effect from engine or exhaust system, stress relaxation resistance, has been necessary. Cu-1Ni-0.9Sn-0.05P alloy developed by authors possess extremely good stress relaxation resistance and is bearing sufficiently the temperature of 150degC. In this report, the details of the development of C 19025 are introduced and temperature resistance for more than 150degC and stress relaxation resistance are studied. 7 refs., 4 figs., 2 tabs.

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

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

    1996-10-27

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

  19. Estimation of spectral solar radiation based on global insolation and characteristics of spectral solar radiation on a tilt surface; Zenten nissharyo ni motozuku zenten nissha supekutoru no suitei to keishamen bunko tokusei

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    Baba, H.; Kanayama, K.; Endo, N.; Koromohara, K.; Takayama, H. [Kitami Institute of Technology, Hokkaido (Japan)

    1996-10-27

    Use of global insolation for estimating the corresponding spectral distribution is proposed. Measurements of global insolation spectrum throughout a year were compiled for clear days and cloudy days, ranked by 100W/m{sup 2}, for the clarification of spectral distribution. Global insolation quantity for a clear day was subject mainly to sun elevation. The global insolation spectral distribution with the sun elevation not lower than 15{degree} was similar to Bird`s model. Under the cloudy sky, energy density was lower in the region of wavelengths longer than the peak wavelength of 0.46{mu}m, and the distribution curve was sharper than that under the clear sky. Values given by Bird`s model were larger than measured values in the wavelength range of 0.6-1.8{mu}m, which was attributed to absorption by vapor. From the standard spectral distribution charts for the clear sky and cloudy sky, and from the dimensionless spectral distributions obtained by dividing them by the peak values, spectral distributions could be estimated of insolation quantities for the clear sky, cloudy sky, etc. As for the characteristics of spectral solar radiation on a tilt surface obtained from Bird`s model, they agreed with actually measured values at an angle of inclination of 60{degree} or smaller. 6 refs., 10 figs., 1 tab.

  20. Superconducting properties of internally stabilized Nb{sub 3}Al wires fabricated by rapid-quenched and transformed process; Naibu anteika kyunetsu kyurei{center_dot}hentai ho Nb{sub 3}Al senzai no chodendo tokusei

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    Tagawa, K. [Hitachi Cable, Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); National Research Institute for Metals, Tokyo (Japan); Japan Science and Technology Corp., Saitama (Japan); Nakagawa, K. [Hitachi Cable, Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Takeuchi, T.; Banno, N.; Kiyoshi, T.; Ito, K.; Wada, H. [National Research Institute for Metals, Tokyo (Japan); Yuyama, M.; Kosuge, M. [National Research Institute for Metals, Tokyo (Japan)

    2000-05-29

    Nb{sub 3}AL wire using Ag coated by Nb as stabilizer was manufactured as trial and the critical current density Jc was examined. Compared Ag with Nb as fill-in core bar, Jc of wire using silver filament core bar was higher than one using Nb filament core. It was considered that uniform current in Ag caused to produce homogeneous solid solution. Jc also increased by about 45% following processing of decreasing area after rapid heating and quench. N value also showed at least a value above and equal to 25 at the 21 T magnetic field. (NEDO)Nb{sub 3}AL wire using Ag coated by Nb as stabilizer was manufactured as trial and the critical current density Jc was examined. Compared Ag with Nb as fill-in core bar, Jc of wire using silver filament core bar was higher than one using Nb filament core. It was considered that uniform current in Ag caused to produce homogeneous solid solution. Jc also increased by about 45% following processing of decreasing area after rapid heating and quench. N value also showed at least a value above and equal to 25 at the 21 T magnetic field. (NEDO)

  1. Effect of hydrogen on transformation characteristics and deformation behavior in a TiNi shape memory alloy. Ti-Ni kei keijo kioku gokin no hentai tokusei oyobi henkei kyodo ni oyobosu suiso no eikyo

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    Yoshiya, T.; Katsuta, H.; Ando, H. (Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Tokyo (Japan)); Den, S. (Irie Koken Co. Ltd., Saitama (Japan))

    1992-07-20

    Transformation characteristics and deformation behavior of Ti-50.5at%Ni shape memory alloys, which were occluded hydrogen in various levels, were investigated through electrical resistivity measurements, tensile tests, and X-ray diffraction. Specimens were heated in a low pressure range of hydrogen between 1.1 and 78.5kPa for equilibrium, and thus obtained the specimen which occluded hydrogen up to a maximum value of 5.6 mol%. Martensitic transformation starting temperature(Ms) decreased with an increase in hydrogen content. This corresponds to the fact that the improvement of stabilization of the parent phase during cooling due to hydrogen occlusion was confirmed by X-ray diffraction. It also shows that hydrogen has the suppression effect on this deformation. Critical stress for slip deformation changed with hydrogen content so that hydrogen influenced greatly on deformation behavior of the alloys. Lattice softening occurred with hydrogen contents up to 0.032 mol%, and changed into hardening above 0.032 mol%. Hydrides formed with hydrogen contents over 1.9 mol% resulted in reorientation in variants of the R phase and an increase in lattice strains of the parent phase. 29 refs., 14 figs., 1 tab.

  2. Effects of bainitic transformation temperature on microstructure and tensile properties of 0.6C-Si-Mn steel; 0.6C-Si-Mn ko no bisai soshiki to hippari tokusei ni oyobosu benaito hentai ondo no eikyo

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    Tomita, Y. [University of Osaka Prefecture, Osaka (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1995-06-15

    To acquire excellent mechanical properties of Si-Mn steel by using an austempering treatment to have the steel undergo a bainitic transformation, it is important to identify the effect of its transformation temperature. This paper describes a transformation of 0.6% C-Si-Mn steel at temperatures ranging from 593 K to 673 K, and discussions on the effect of the transformation temperature on the microstructure and tensile properties. The following results were obtained: bainitic ferrite containing very little carbon is produced in layers at any transformation temperature, but a trend was shown that the bainitic ferrite is produced with its width grown larger and denser as the transformation temperature rises; the {gamma}R amount increases remarkably with increasing transformation temperature, and at the same time massive {gamma}R begins to remain in addition to thin film {gamma}R that exists between individual bainitic ferrites; and the result of this experiment revealed that when the transformation temperature is sufficiently high, the fracture elongation increases notably because of the transformation induced plasticity (TRIP) effect of the {gamma}R that occurs effectively during the transformation. 12 refs., 7 figs., 4 tabs.

  3. Synthesis of new polymorphs of {mu}-oxo-metal(III) phthalocyanine dimers and their photoconductive properties; {mu}-okiso-kinzoku(III) futaroshianinni ryotai no shinki kessho hentai no tansaku to denshi shashin kankotai to shiteno tokusei hyoka

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    Yamasaki, Y.; Kuroda, K.; Takaki, K. [Orient Chemical Industries Ltd., Osaka (Japan). I-2Group, R and D Department

    1997-12-10

    The titled {mu}-oxo-metal(III) phthalocyanine dimers were prepared and investigated their polymorphs through X-ray diffraction analysis. It was found that {mu}-oxo-aluminum phthalocyanine dimer and {mu}-oxo-gallium phthalocyanine dimer have several polymorphs, but one of the target compounds, that is {mu}-oxo-indium phthalocyanine dimer, could not be synthesized because chloroindium phthalocyanine was easily hydrolyzed through acid-pasting treatment procedure to give metal-free phthalocyanine. The characterization of these compounds by the several chemical analytical methods was satisfied for the target molecules and the FD-Mass analysis distinguished clearly between the hydroxymetal phthalocyanine and the corresponding phthalocyanine dimer. We also studied their photoconductive properties on the bilayer photoreceptor consisted of the above phthalocyanine dimer as the charge generating material. It was found that the specific polymorphs of {mu}-oxo-metal(III) phthalocyanine dimers have good photoconductive properties: the APL-II(the II type of {mu}-oxo-Al(III) phthalocyanine dimer discussed in this article) has a good spectral response of the photosensitivity in the shorter wavelength, and the GPL-G (the G type of {mu}-oxo-Ga(III) phthalocyanine dimer discussed in this article) has a fairly high photosensitivity in the wavelength region of laser diode light wavelength, compared with the common phthalocyanine photoreceptors. 14 refs., 9 figs., 3 tabs.

  4. Structures and superconducting propertied of RHQT-Processed Nb{sub 3}Al multifilamentary wires; Kyunetsu kyurei{center_dot}hentai ho Nb{sub 3}Al tashin senzai no soshiki to chodendo tokusei

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    Kikuchi, A.; Iijima, Y.; Inoue, K. [National Research Institute for Metals, Tokyo (Japan)

    2000-05-29

    Pinning point of Nb{sub 3}Al wire with superior J{sub c}-B property obtained by rapid heating/quenching and transforming method was examined. Structures obtained additional heat treatment at 800 degrees of centigrade for 12 h after rapid heating/quenching at various maximum attained temperatures were examined. As the result, it was found that in formed A15 phase by transforming of supersaturated solid solution, many defects existed with hierarchical structure consisting of laminated defects (10-20 nm), small tilt sub-grain boundary (about 100 nm) and large tilt crystalline grain boundary (about 1 {mu}m). The possibility that this laminated defects is a pinning point is high. (NEDO)

  5. Effect of transformation on stress releasement of stress concentration area in welding. Part 6. ; Stress releasement by transformation superplasticity. Sohentai ga oryoku shuchubu no oryoku kanwa tokusei ni oyobosu eikyo. 6. ; Hentai chososei ni yoru oryoku kanwa

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    Murata, H. (Yokogawa Medical System Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)); Kato, N.; Iiyama, T. (Tokyo Inst. of Technology, Tokyo (Japan)); Tamura, H. (Nihon Univ., Tokyo (Japan))

    1993-11-05

    As the various contrivances are being done for raising the strength and reliability of the joints in the usual welding execution, the welding defects out of them are thought that they impair the reliability of the joints, and therefore the efforts not so as to let them occur, and in addition, to secure the safety by screening them through the nondestructive inspection, are being performed. In this report, through the double end constraint thermal cycle tests by using the smooth and notched round bar specimen prepared by the friction pressure welding of 9%Ni steel, which could transform at a low temperature, with SUS 304, and moreover through welding by using the welding rod prepared experimentally of the Fe-Ni-Cr system, which could transform at a low temperature, and furthermore through measuring the thermal contraction stress when the extreme strains have been concentrated in the weld metal parts on the way of cooling off, the fracture character of the weld metal has been investigated. In case of actual welding, even when the extreme stress concentration has been created so excessively as D4316 has started to be fractured on its way of cooling off, no crack has occurred in the welding rod of the low temperature transformation. This is thought because of that the superplasticity phenomena due to the martensite transfomation act effectively on the stress releasement. 12 refs., 14 figs., 2 tabs.

  6. Model experiment on change of seismic properties of a fracture caused by injecting/draining water; Chusui/haisui ni yoru kison kiretsu no dansei denpa tokusei no henka ni kansuru model jikken

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    Watanabe, T.; Koizumi, T.; Sassa, K. [Kyoto University, Kyoto (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1997-05-27

    Effect of water injection/draining on elastic waves penetrating through cracks is examined by measuring elastic waves before, during, and after the injection/draining of water into/from cracks in presence in granite. Two blocks of rock, with their crack-containing surfaces in contact with each other, are placed in a vessel, and water injection/draining is done through a hole on a vessel bottom side so that water will penetrate into the cracks. When the blocks are dry, there is almost no contact between the cracks, and so no crack penetrating waves are observed. Crack penetrating waves are produced when water is injected, and the position of the receiver sensing the penetrating waves changes as the water level rises. When the water level is lowered from the high water level, the waveform changes again as the level changes. The change in waveform is not so remarkable, however, as that observed during water injection thanks to the water residual in the cracks. It is now inferred that crack investigation is more effective when it is carried out with water being injected into dry cracks. The difference produced between the dry state and wet state when water is injected into dry cracks is used to detect the presence of cracks in this experiment, and this may be applied also to the investigation of cracks in the shallow part of the ground. 4 refs., 11 figs.

  7. Compression characteristics of refrigerant-oil mixture in refrigerant compressors. 1st Report. Modeling of leakage and heat transfer; Reigai asshukuki ni okeru reibai-abura kongobutsu no asshuku tokusei. 1. More to dennetsu no model ka

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    Fukuda, M.; Yanagisawa, T.; Shimizu, T.; Shikata, T. [University of Shizuoka, Shizuoka (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1995-02-25

    Refrigeration oil is used for lubrication, sealing and cooling in refrigerant compressors, and mixing of the oil with refrigerant has great influences on compression characteristics in the compressors. In the past there were some studies in which the effect of the oil on the compressor performance was analyzed theoretically, but most of them did not discuss well the propriety of the oil treatment in the analysis. In this study, we developed the mathematical compressor model including the effect of the oil on leakage, heat transfer and flow resistance in vane compressors and examined the influence of the ways of treating the oil on the calculated results. When the model employed a quality of two-phase leakage flow equal to that in the compression chamber and a coefficient of heat transfer reflecting thermophysical properties of the oil and the refrigerant, it showed better agreement with experimental results. 18 refs., 9 figs., 1 tab.

  8. Predicting autoignition characteristics of premixed natural gas mixture under lean conditions by using a detailed chemical kinetics model; Kagaku hanno sokudoron wo koryoshita tennen gas kihaku yokongoki no jiko chakka tokusei

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    Okamoto, T.; Ikeda, T.; Kusaka, J.; Daisho, Y. [Waseda University, Tokyo (Japan)

    1998-10-15

    Study was made on autoignition characteristics of natural gas by using a detailed chemical kinetics model. An engine is being watched which is featured by autoignition by compressing homogeneous lean premixture of air and natural gas as clean alternative fuel. However, because natural gas is composed of major methane, and minor ethane, propane and butane, autoignition is difficult, while rapid pressure rise is predicted at autoignition. Intake temperature rise and compression ratio rise bring autoignition timing forward by rising temperature in a cylinder. The effect of an air excess ratio on ignition timing and autoignition region is small under constant intake pressure and smaller air excess ratios, because of the negation between an effect bringing ignition timing forward by increase in fuel concentration and an effect delaying ignition timing by increase in polyatomic molecules in the premixture. Since combustion starts from n-butane, ignition timing is delayed with an increase in methane ratio. Although the feasibility of compressive ignition combustion using the lean premixture was confirmed, measures against excess pressure rise rates are necessary. 7 refs., 8 figs., 3 tabs.

  9. Macrostructure control and magnetic property of rare-earth magnet Pr-Fe-B alloy ingot; Kidorui jishaku Pr-Fe-B tokin chukai no makuro soshiki seigyo to jiki tokusei

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    Yoshida, C.; Kanbe, S.; Takehana, N.; Onoe, T. [Kobe Steel Ltd., Kobe (Japan)

    1996-11-01

    In order to produce the high quality rare-earth magnet, macrostructure control of Pr-Fe-B alloy ingot was carried out. Production method of this alloy consists of melting, casting, hot rolling and heat treatment. The columnar structure of ingot is necessary to obtain the high magnetic properties. The columnar structure was produced by two kinds of method. One is thin plate casting and the other is directional solidification. By the thin plate casting sound and columnar structure ingot was produced. This alloy is cooled rapidly from the liquids temperature to the peritectic temperature and then cooled slowly below the peritectic temperature because this alloy is brittle. By this method the columnar structure was produced and the crack of this thin plate was protected. In order to decrease the production cost of ingot, 400kg large size ingot was produced by the directional solidification using the hot top heating. The temperature gradient in ingot was so increased by the hot top heating that the large part of ingot showed the columnar structure. The magnetic properties such as (BH) max and iHc were improved by the hot top heating. 4 refs., 14 figs., 3 tabs.

  10. Insulation recovery characteristics after arc interruption of UHV AC transmission lines. In case of suspension insulator assemblies. 1UHV kyu jitsukibo kensui gaishi sochi niokeru koryu arc syokogo no zetsuen kaifuku tokusei

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    Goda, Yutaka

    1986-09-01

    An experimental unit for arc current extinction test which is resistant to a super-voltage of UHF system was developed. An insulation recovery characteristics after the current extinction was measured and examined by generating arc between the horns of real-scale, 2-line suspension insulator assembly, centering the measurement around the most severe 4 kA. The results are as follows: 1. Regardless of the primary arc current values, at 0.6 sec after primary arc current interruption, there is no flash over along the suspension insulator assembly under the suppression of 1440 kV as a switching impulse voltage. 2. In the case of following conditions, about 0.7 sec is necessary for dead time of rapid auto-reclosing after primary arc interruption. i) A lightening flashover occurs between the horns of suspension insulator assemblies. ii) Insulation recovery voltage decreases by about 10 % due to the influence of tower arm width, etc. (17 figs, 2 tabs, 9 refs)

  11. Insulation recovery characteristics after arc interruption and its application for high speed reclosing of UHV A. C transmission lines. UHV koryu sodensen ni okeru arc shokogo no zetsuen kaifuku tokusei to kosokudo saihero hoshiki eno tekiyo

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    Goda, Yutaka; Matsuda, Shoji; Inaba, Tsuginori.

    1988-11-01

    An application of high speed reclosing for UHV a.c transmission lines is expected to secure high reliability of transmission system. In order to choose dead times of high speed reclosing property, it is necessary to clarify forced extinction characteristics of secondary arc and insulation recovery characteristics after arc interruption. The authors carried out many tests about these. This reports shows summarization of the results of these test. The authors applied a statistical method to measure insulation recovery characteristics after arc interruption, and calculated some dead times under some assumption. From the results of the tests, the authors considered that the technique of high speed grounding switch is effective for realizing high speed reclosing. They showed the results of calculation to choose dead times of high speed reclosing. 21 refs., 35 figs., 10 tabs.

  12. Strength evaluation for modified 12Cr steel and A286 steel of USC turbine rotor material. Chocho rinkaiatsu turbine rotorzai kairyo 12Cr ko oyobi A286 ko no kyodo tokusei hyoka

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    Ogata, Takashi; Nitta, Akito.; (Central Research Inst. of Electric Power Industry, Tokyo, Japan)

    1990-01-01

    For candidate materials of the ultra super critical (USC) turbine rotor in a coal fired power plant, the modified 12Cr steel and A286 steel are subjects of the study under the first step steam condition (316 atg, 593 centigrade) and under the second step steam condition (350 atg, 650 centigrade), respectively. The strength evaluation tests of the modified 12Cr steel untreated material and aging (630 centigrade, 4860 hours) material I were conducted previously, and obtained a prospect that the material can be applied to the first step turbine rotor. In this report, the strength evaluation tests and microstructure observation of the long period aging (630 centigrade, 8190 hours) material II, and the strength tests of the A286 steel have been conducted. As a result, it was found that the modified 12Cr steel is a stable material in the microstructure and has enough strength characteristics to apply the first step rotor, and the A286 steel also can be applied to the second step rotor. 9 refs., 27 figs., 8 tabs.

  13. Consideration on buckling and plastic breakdown strength characteristics of a steel plate with surface layers of ultra fine grain microstructure (SUF); Hyoso chosairyu koban no zakutsu sosei hokai kyodo tokusei ni kansuru ichikosatsu

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    Yamamoto, M.; Yao, T.; Yajima, H.; Miyamoto, H.; Morita, S. [Hiroshima University, Hiroshima (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Ogihara, Y.; Ishikawa, T. [Nippon Steel Corp., Tokyo (Japan)

    1996-10-01

    Buckling and plastic breakdown strength characteristics of a structure fabricated by using new steel plates with surface layer made into ultra fine grain structure were analyzed and discussed by using a belt plate buckling and plasticity test and the finite element method. The tested steel plate has a thickness of 25 mm, and was fabricated for ocean vessel use, with surface layers on both sides of about 1/6 of the whole thickness having been made an ultra fine grain structure. As a result of a belt steel buckling and plasticity test on a steel plate with surface ratio of 29%, both of the initial yield stress and the buckling stress were found increased by about 4 to 10% as compared with a steel plate having surface ratio of 0%. An analysis by using the finite element method was made on square steel plates with a length of 80 cm, a width of 100 cm, and thicknesses of 12 mm and 24 mm. A result was obtained that, in the case of surface layer ratio of 33%, both of the initial yield stress and the maximum load withstanding force were higher by 5 to 16% than the case of surface ratio of 0%. Similar rise in strength was shown also in bend preventing plates which are basic constituting members of a vessel. 6 refs., 10 figs., 2 tabs.

  14. Reduction of belt CVT gear noise by gear train modification. Optimize vibration characteristics of gear train; Belt CVT no gear noise teigen gijutsu. Gear train shindo tokusei no saitekika

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    Arimatsu, M.; Kawakami, T. [Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)

    1997-10-01

    With the reduction of vehicle noise, the requirements for an efficient method to reduce transmission gear noise have become stronger yearly. So far efforts to reduce gear noise have generally focused on ways of improving the gears themselves. In addition to these traditional methods, it proved very beneficial to us to optimize the gear train structure. Nissan has just released the new Belt CVT for 2.0L Front wheel drive vehicles. We have been analyzing vibration of the gear train by using a finite element model since the early development stage, and we could achieve the quiet gears effectively. 2 refs., 9 figs.

  15. Investigation on the dynamic response and strength of very long floating structures by beam modeling on an elastic foundation; Dansei shishojo no hari model ni yoru chodai futai kozo no doteki tawami kyodo tokusei ni kansuru kosatsu

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    Tsubogo, T.; Okada, H. [University of Osaka Prefecture, Osaka (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1997-08-01

    A very large floating structure was replaced with the beam on an elastic foundation to examine the response characteristics in waves. Another evidence was regularly and numerically given for the basic characteristics of a very large floating body Suzuki found. New information was also obtained. The frequency response is mainly classified into a wave number control area and proper frequency control area when buoyancy elasticity exists. When the buoyancy structure is long and flexible, the proper frequency becomes continuous and the frequency control area becomes a resonance area. In the wave number control area, the Suzuki`s characteristic wave number becomes a control parameter, and various characteristic values are indicated by characteristic wave numbers. The response in the wave number control area becomes quasi-static when the distribution mass of buoyancy is fully small. The design in which the distribution mass of buoyancy is fully large must be avoided. In the displacement amplitude, the mass on the free end is severest. The proper frequency of vertical vibration relatively moves to the high-frequency side when buoyancy is considered as an elastic foundation. Attention must be thus paid to the proper frequency of vibration on the horizontal surface. 9 refs., 12 figs., 3 tabs.

  16. Development of prepainted steel sheets having excellent formability, stain resistance, and hardness by control of orientation behavior of melamine-formaldehyde resin in the paint film; Kakosei, taiosensei, kodo tokusei ni sugureru precoat koban no kaihatsu

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    Kanai, H.; Oka, J.; Tsutsumi, M. [Nippon Steel Corp., Tokyo (Japan)

    1994-08-01

    In the present research, the prepainted steel sheet was developed which was coated with melamine-formaldehyde resin (Rm) excelling in stain resistance and hardness. Study was made under various Res/Rm blending conditions by selecting, as a test sample, three types of polyester resin (Res), four types of Rm and two types of catalyst. The superficial structure of coated layer was analyzed by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. An Rm-enriched layer could be formed by combining Res of a low hydroxyl value and a strongly acidic catalyst blocked with amine. In such a formation mechanism, catalytic activity directly below the coated surface and self-condensation of Rm were observed during the backing. There exists a positive correlativity between the stain resistance and superficial Rm concentration of blended Res/Rm system. The stain resistance is judged dependent upon the self-condensation. The precoated steel sheet which excels in formability even at a room temperature of 20{degree}C was commercialized and is being sold. As compared with the conventional high-grade products, the present steel sheet is lustrous even through a 24h submergence in 5% NaOH and H2SO4. A stain resistance test in magic ink also gave a good result. 5 refs., 8 figs., 4 tabs.

  17. Self-field loss in Ag / Bi-2223 tape in various temperatures and frequencies; Ag / Bi-2223 tepu no ondo {center_dot} syuhasu wo kaeta koryu sonshitsu tokusei

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    Wakasugi, K.; Natsume, K.; Naito, S.; Murase, S.; Shimamoto, S. [Tohoku Univ., Miyagi (Japan). Graduate School of Engineering

    2000-05-29

    AC losses of high temperature superconductor of oxides in bismuth series at commercial frequency and liquid nitrogen temperature have been reported till now. An AC loss was examined this time over wide temperature range (9 K - 77 K) and various frequencies region (3 Hz - 1500 Hz). Fifty-five Ag-sheathed multifilamentary tape wires were examined. Cooling by heat conduction using GM refrigerator was employed. AC loss was calculated from electric voltage induced inside the sample. As the result, deviation from Norris theory was found at frequency region below about 10 Hz and over 500 Hz. In particular, this trend appeared remarkably at low current and low temperature. (NEDO)

  18. Development of a 1000 kVA oxide superconducting transformer cooled by liquid nitrogen. 4. Ac loss properties.; Ekitai chisso reikyaku 1000 kVA sankabutsu chodendo hen'atsuki no kaihatsu 4. Koryu sonshitsu tokusei

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    Iwakuma, M.; Fukuda, Y.; Matsumura, K. [Kyushu Univ., Fukuoka (JP)] [and others

    2000-05-29

    In this study group, it developed the liquid nitrogen cooling 22kV/6.9kV-1000kVA single phase superconducting transformer using the Bi2223 superconducting wire rod with the aim of the superconduction of the transformer for urban area underground substation this time. In this paper, ac loss characteristics of the superconductive winding are reported. In developed superconductive winding, the ac loss occupies over half of all thermal load, and it becomes important characteristics, which decide necessary cooling unit capacity and equipment efficiency. In this study, it put principal objective for the establishment of ac loss evaluation technique in the design and ac loss measuring technique of actual equipment. (NEDO)

  19. Development of 1kA-class A.C. Nb-Ti superconducting coils; 1kA kyu koryuyo Nb-Ti dotai wo mochiita koryu koiru no tsuden tokusei

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    Yumura, H.; Koganeya, M.; Hayashi, K.; Takei, H. [Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., Osaka (Japan); Kasu, O. [Engineering Research Association for Superconductive Generation Equipment and Materials, Osaka (Japan)

    1999-11-10

    Again, the development of the little-loss large-capacity Nb-Ti conductor for the alternating current with the aim of the application to transformer and shunt reactor is advanced. And, capacity enlargement technology and large-capacity conductor design technology have been established through this development. However, the characteristic evaluation in coil shape seems to be finally important for these conductors, since coil shape does and will use the winding, when the application to electric power equipment is considered. Then, the coil using the 1kA secondary twist line conductor was produced this time and experimentally, and it tested on the energization characteristics, and comparison examination with characteristics of the short length level was carried out. (NEDO)

  20. Leakage characteristics for starting and low-speed conditions of hydrostatic slipper bearings in swashplate type axial piston motor. Shabanshiki axial piston motor yo seiatsu slipper jikuuke no kidoji more tokusei kaiseki

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    Yi, Fang; Kato, Hideki; Kobayashi, Shun' ichi; Ikeya, Mitsuel (Ngaoka Inst., of Tech., Niigata, (Japan). Faculty of Engineering)

    1990-01-15

    Though there is structurally simple swashplate type axial piston motor, to replace the hydraulic piston motor, high in performance but high in cost, it is expected to give anxiety at the time of starting and low speed rotation. Then, the viewpoint being focused on leakage characteristics between the slipper and swashplate, study was made by deriving theoretical formulas, taking into consideration friction of sliding parts, inclination of slipper against the swashplate and inclination of piston against the cylinder bore, for static equilibrium problem at the time of starting, with modeling the actual slipper in function. As a result, the slipper was known to statically balance at the position, oblique and parallel to the swashplate, in case of 15 degrees and 0 degree, respectively, in swashplate angle. While the leakage quantity at the time of loading/unloading gives and does not give hysteresis characteristics, in case of 15 degrees and 0 degree, respectively, in swashplate. 8 refs., 10 figs.

  1. Characteristics of a Ti:sapphire laser pumped by a Nd:YAG laser and its analysis. Nd:YAG laser reiki Ti:sapphire laser no dosa tokusei to sono kaiseki

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    Okada, T.; Masumoto, J.; Mizunami, T.; Maeda, M.; Muraoka, K. (Kyushu Univ., Fukuoka (Japan). Faculty of Engineering)

    1991-06-29

    Although Ti: Sapphire expects of a possibility of being a light source much superior to a dye laser having been used as a wavelength variable laser for spectral analyses, it has a limitation that it does not oscillate directly in the visible and ultraviolet regions. In order to develop a light source that is synchronizable over ultraviolet-near infrared regions, by means of combining a Ti: Sapphire laser of a high peak power, comprising an oscillator and a multistage amplifier, with a non-linear frequency conversion method for harmonic generation and Raman conversion, a prototype Ti:Sapphire laser that is excited by YAG laser second harmonic, and that synchronizes with a prism was fabricated, and its operational characteristics were investigated. As a result, an output energy of 35.6 mJ at a maximum was obtained at a wavelength of 773 nm against an excitation energy of 129 mJ, a conversion efficiency of 38.2% was obtained against the absorption energy of the crystals, and a continuous synchronism was achieved over 750 to 900 nm. 4 refs., 9 figs., 1 tab.

  2. Non-contact evaluation of mechanical properties of electroplated wear resistant Ni-P layer from the velocity dispersion of laser SAW; Laser reiki Rayleigh ha no sokudo bunsan wo mochiita taimamo Ni-P mekkiso tokusei no hisesshoku hyoka

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    Morikawa, Y.; Cho, H.; Takemoto, M. [Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo (Japan). Faculty of Science and Engineering; Nakayama, T. [Kobe Steel Ltd., Kobe (Japan)

    1996-11-01

    We developed a new laser surface acoustic wave (SAW) system and applied this to estimate the mechanical properties of the wear-resistant Ni-P layer electroplated on a stainless steel. The velocity dispersions of Rayleigh wave of the as -plated and heat-treated Ni-P layer were obtained by the one point time domain signal processing. The Ni-P layers with excellent wear resistance produced by the heated treatment higher than 725K were found to show higher Rayleigh velocities than that of the substrate steel, while the Ni-P layer with poor wear resistance showed lower velocities. Young`s moduli of the Ni-P layer, estimated so as the computed velocity dispersion agreed with the measured one, increased with the increase of wear resistance. 10 refs., 9 figs., 2 tabs.

  3. Acoustic excitation of diffusion flames with coherent structure in a plane shear layer.; Effects of acoustic excitation on combustion properties; Soshiki kozo wo tomonau sendan kakusan kaen no onkyo reiki.; Onkyo reiki ni yoru nensho tokusei no henka

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    Ishino, Y.; Kojima, T.; Oiwa, N.; Yamaguchi, S. [Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya (Japan)

    1993-10-25

    This paper reports on experiments for acoustic excitation of plane shear structured flame. Flows of air separated into the higher velocity side and the lower velocity side by a partition on the center of a flow path merge at the measuring point to form a mixed layer with coherent structure. Fuel is supplied to this mixed layer with the flows so adjusted that the generated flame will attach to the partition on the lower velocity side. Acoustic excitation (at a sound pressure level of 100 dB to 120 dB) is performed in a speaker fitted on a wall on the higher velocity side. The paper mentions the results of the experiments as follows: the acoustic excitation produces such changes to diffusion flame in the plane shear layer as shorter flame and blue flame combustion and clarification of flame structures; as seen from spectral characteristics of temperature change in the flames, a flame acoustically excited strongly presents remarkable improvements in periodicity of the structure; as seen from sound pressure distribution in the flow direction at the measuring point, the flame zone of the flame acoustically excited strongly is positioned at the middle of the node and loop of a standing wave. 6 refs., 9 figs., 1 tab.

  4. Information-space-mapped sensor fusion system for vehicle control taking into account the driving environment recognition characteristics of individual driver; Driver no soko kankyo ninshiki tokusei wo koryoshita jidosha seigyo no tame no joho kukan henkangata sensor fusion

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    Takahashi, H.; Kuroda, K. [Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)

    1998-10-31

    This paper discusses sensor fusion for important driving environment information in an automobile control system, which utilizes external environmental information by using laser radar and CCD camera as the sensors. The paper also proposes an information-space-mapped sensor fusion system, which uses as the sensor fusion the spatial images to a system information space having as a spatial axis the conformity to control characteristics pattern to be selected from the sensor signal space. A configuration in which a design norm for the sensor fusion can be described declaratively was proposed by applying hierarchical fuzzy integration (HFI) as a means to realize image conversion. The configuration has realized a structure easy in system design and maintenance. In addition, the characteristics of recognition on driving environment of a driver were defined as perception sensitivity to psychological information on deceleration direction based on the affordance conception. This value was used for change in {lambda} value in fuzzy measures in the HFI processing to show the framework of a simple sensor fusion system. 26 refs., 9 figs., 2 tabs.

  5. Effect of surface structure on lubrication in water of hydrophilic/hydrophobic block copolymer coating membrane; Shinsuisei/sosuisei block kyojugotai coating maku no hyomen kozo to suichu deno junkatsu tokusei

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    Aoike, T.; Shimura, K.; Onishi, M. [Terumo Corp., Tokyo (Japan); Hironaka, S. [Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo (Japan)

    1998-07-01

    A polyurethane substrate is coated with a hydrophilic/hydrophobic block copolymer [poly(N,Nprime-dimethylacrylamide)-block-poly (glycidylmethacrylate), PDMAA-b-PGMA] by the solvent casting method, and dried at 80 to 140degC, to investigate the surface structures and lubrication in water. The hydrophilic PGMA segment is concentrated in the uppermost layer of the coating film, before it is brought into contact with water, and this is more noted as drying temperature increases. The uppermost layer dried at low temperature (80 and 100degC) undergoes a structural change, when immersed in water, from the PGMA segment-rich to PDMAA segment-rich condition, showing a dynamic friction coefficient of 0.03 to 0.04. Lubrication of the sample in water tends to decrease as drying temperature increases, which results from different degree of the structural change in water, depending on degree of concentration of the PGMA segment in the uppermost layer. 10 refs., 11 figs., 1 tab.

  6. Wind-resistant design for high-rise buildings. Pt. 1. Vertical distribution of strong wind in typhoons captured by Doppler sodar; Chokoso kenchikubutsu no taifu sekkei ni kansuru kenkyu. 1. Kyofuji no fusoku no enchoku bunpu tokusei

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    Goto, A.; Kawaguchi, A. [Obayashi Corp., Tokyo (Japan)

    1999-07-10

    Wind structure in the lower atmosphere is studied observationally by using Doppler sodar. Observations have been carried out in Okinawa since 1994, focusing on the vertical profiles of the mean wind speed under strong wind conditions and comparing the differences of characteristics of wind structures between typhoon and non-typhoon conditions. It is found that the lower atmosphere tends to have a two-layered structure on typhoon days, where the layer with nearly constant wind speed is embedded in the other layer and has a vertical distribution of wind speed that is represented well by power laws. In the layer of nearly constant wind speed, the mean wind speed observed by the Doppler sodar corresponds well with that observed by rawin sonde. At the same time, it shows a good correspondence with the gradient wind speed derived from a theoretical typhoon model. Vertical profiles of mean wind speed under strong, but non-typhoon conditions, have similar profiles to those of the AIJ recommendation, while the lower boundary of the constant velocity layer often has an altitude of less than one hundred meters under typhoon conditions, which is significantly lower than the empirically known gradient height. Application of the results of this study to wind-resistant design of high-rise buildings is also discussed. (author)

  7. Heat and fluid flow properties of circular impinging jet with a low nozzle to plate spacing. Improvement by nothched nozzle; Nozzle heibankan kyori ga chiisai baai no enkei shototsu funryu no ryudo dennetsu tokusei. Kirikaki nozzle ni yoru kaizen kojo

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    Shakouchih, T. [Mie University, Mie (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Matsumoto, A.; Watanabe, A.

    2000-10-25

    It is well known that as decreasing the nozzle to plate spacing considerably the heat transfer coefficient of circular impinging jet, which impinges to the plate normally, increases remarkably. At that time, the flow resistance of nozzle-plate system also increases rapidly. In this study, in order to reduce the flow resistance and to enhance the heat transfer coefficient of the circular impinging jet with a considerably low nozzle to plate spacing, a special nozzle with notches is proposed, and considerable improvement of the flow and heat transfer properties are shown. The mechanism of enhancement of the heat transfer properties is also discussed. (author)

  8. Improvement of low temperature oxidation resistance in MoSi{sub 2}-oxides composites; Sankabutsu no fukugoka ni yoru MoSi{sub 2} zairyo no teion sanka tokusei no kaizen

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    Jiang, W.; Uchiyama, T. [Riken Corp., Saitama (Japan)

    1999-11-15

    MoSi{sub 2}-oxides composites using fine aluminosilicate powder (< 0.2{mu}m) have demonstrated excellent low temperature oxidation resistance and thermal shock resistance. These properties strongly depend on microstructural morphology and are obtained in composites that network-structures of both phases of MoSi{sub 2} and oxides are developed, i.e., in composites with oxides of 20 {approx} 40 vol. %. When one phase is independently dispersed in the other phase, on the other hand, problems of low temperature oxidation and thermal shock occur. The low temperature oxidation problem occurs in the composites with oxides less than 15 vol. % and the thermal shock problem occurs in the composites with oxides more than 50 vol. %. These results will contribute to material design approaches for high temperature structural applications of MoSi{sub 2}. (author)

  9. Improvement of the characteristics of a diagonal-flow fan in low flow range with casing-bleed-holes; Keshingu kiko ni yoru sharyu sofuki no teiryu ryoiki tokusei no kaizen

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    Ando, Yoichi; Sasaki, Kazuto; Yamaguchi, Sumio; Yamashita, Shoji; Shimada, Taichiro

    1999-09-01

    Generally, a high specific speed diagonal flow fan with a small pressure rise coefficient has a slight positive gradient part of the pressure rise - flow rate characteristics. In addition, the pressure fall is small, between the flow rate at which the impeller stall in the throttle closer and the stalling flow rate. In the case, Kaneko et al. suggest a way of improvement on performance characteristics by an inlet annular wing which removes a low-momentum fluid from a rotor tip region. However, in case of a fan that has a sharp drop of pressure rise in the stall characteristics, it is not clear that the stall characteristics can be improved by this way. In this study, in order to improve the unstable characteristics of a high pressure rise coefficient diagonal flow fan, Tip clearance flow has been investigated on five rotor-casings with various holes to bleed low-momentum fluid in the range of flow rate from design point to stall point. (author)

  10. Fiscal 1999 research result report. Research on improvement of boiling heat transfer characteristics by photocatalyst wall; 1999 nendo hikari shokubai hekimen ni yoru futto netsu dentatsu tokusei kaizen ni kansuru kenkyu chosa hokokusho

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    2000-03-01

    Research was made on improvement of the wettability and boiling heat transfer characteristics of a photocatalyst wall. Measurement experiment of the wettability was made for anatase type titan oxide-coated Al, SUS and Pb plates, rutil type titan oxide-flame coated SUS plate, raw plate, and oxide-plasma coated titan plate. In the ground experiment, the contact angles of distilled water and oil on specimen surfaces were measured. In the microgravity experiment, falling droplet images were recorded by using the facility of Japan Microgravity Center (JAMIC). For obtaining the effect of radioactive emission, UV irradiation, {gamma} ray and neutron beam irradiation by nuclear reactor, and {gamma} ray irradiation by Co-60 were carried out. As the experiment result, the rutil type titan oxide-flame coated SUS plate, nonconductor-coated titan plate, and zircaloy plate showed large improvement of the wettability by {gamma} ray irradiation with Co-60. It was also confirmed that in particular, titan shows the large effect of radioactive emission, and the wettability deteriorates rapidly after {gamma} ray irradiation. (NEDO)

  11. CO2 absorption characteristics of monoethanol amine aqueous solution and recovery of CO2 from marine engine exhaust; Monoethanol amine suiyoeki no CO2 kyushu tokusei to hakuyo kikan no CO2 kaishu

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    Ikame, M.; Suga, S.; Hiraoka, K.; Kumakura, T. [Ship Research Inst., Tokyo (Japan)

    1994-04-13

    Investigations were made on characteristics of CO2 absorption into monoethanol amine aqueous solution under normal pressure as a method of recovering CO2, the CO2 concentration and effect of the accompanying gases. Furthermore, assuming a large marine diesel engine using methanol as a fuel, the experimental result was used to discuss a size of the CO2 absorbing device. Assuming exhaust gases from a methanol-fueled diesel engine and steam reformed gas of methanol, from which CO2 is to be recovered, the experiment used two kinds of accompanying gases, N2 and H2, and the CO2 concentrations of 5% to 25% by volume. The relationship between the CO2 material balance and the substance movement between gas and liquid based on the double boundary film theory was put into order to derive an experiment equation. This equation was capable of expression with an error of less than {plus_minus}35%. This paper indicates by using the experimental result a method to derive the size of an absorbing and filling layer for CO2 in exhaust gases from a methanol fueled marine diesel engine. Given an example, the volume of the filling layer in the absorption column is required to be about 12% of the engine volume of 770m{sup 3}, and the absorption flow rate to be 65.4kg/s. 4 refs., 6 figs., 1 tab.

  12. Experimental consideration on the contact resistance caused by the distribution of contact spots with the contact model using electrolyte bath; Denkai yokuso wo mochiita sesshoku model ni yoru sesshokuten no bunpu to sesshoku teiko tokusei ni kansuru jikkenteki kosatsu

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    Aichi, H. [Daido Institute of Technology, Aichi (Japan); Miyachi, I. [Aichi Institute of Technology, Aichi (Japan)

    1996-09-20

    Electric contact members are classified by the form such as a point, a line, and a plane. Particularly, the point contact member which makes a small circular contact spot is basis of the contact form. Also, the plane contact member will make many contact spots which are different in size and distributing over the contacting portion. Authors have been developing the contact model to measure the contact resistance. In this model, it is available to select the size, the number, and the arrangement of contact spots by the macroscopical contact spots which are formed with some metal electrodes arranged in electrolyte solution of dilute sulfuric acid. In this paper, the fundamental characteristics of the contact resistance caused by the construction of current are investigated with 1 to 3 contact spot models. Then the relations between the contact resistance and the distribution of the contact spots are examined with 2 to 9 multi-contact spot models. As the results, it is cleared that the proposed contact model presents the successful experimental method for the analysis of the contact resistance. 9 refs., 8 tabs.

  13. Control of a jet impinging on a wedge having a circular cylinder at the vertex. Mean flow and turbulence properties; Sentan enchu ni yoru kusabimen shototsu funryu no seigyo. Heikinryu to midare no tokusei

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    Yamada, H.; Matsuda, K. [Daido Institute of Technology, Nagoya (Japan); Nakamura, I. [Nagoya University, Nagoya (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1995-07-25

    An experimental study has been performed on the mean flow and turbulence properties of a two-dimensional jet impinging on a wedge having a circular cylinder with various diameters at the wedge vertex. The nondimensional profiles of the mean velocity in the fully developed flow region of the wall jet approach those of the conventional two-dimensional wall jet when a cylinder is attached to the wedge vertex and if the cylinder diameter is increased. Also both the slopes of the growth of the half-width and of the decay of the maximum velocity approach these of the two-dimensional case. The non-dimensional profiles of the turbulence intensities and of Reynolds stress in the fully developed flow region of the wall jet behave in the same manner, as mentioned above. In the variations along the wall of the integral value of the total production term of Reynolds stress, there exists the negative value region of it near the wedge vertex, and it extends as the cylinder diameter increases. 21 refs., 16 figs.

  14. Experiments on the turbulent boundary layer on a thin cylinder rotating in an axial flow. 1st Report. Properties of mean flow and turbulence; Jikuryuchu no hosonaga kaiten entojo no ranryu kyokaiso no jikken. 1. Heikinryu to nagare no tokusei

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    Yano, H. [Daido Institute of Technology, Nagoya (Japan); Yamashita, S.; Naruse, Y.; Kondo, K. [Gifu University, Gifu (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1996-09-25

    The mean velocity and turbulent field in a three-dimensional turbulent boundary layer on a thin cylinder rotating in a uniform stream are examined experimentally. Measurements of mean velocity and all Reynolds stresses are made by means of a single rotatable hot-wire method. Mean velocity distribution is well represented in the relative main flow direction with respect to the rotating cylinder by a logarithmic law deduced in an earlier study. Johnston`s logarithmic law for 3-D turbulent boundary layers also accurately describes the present flow. Although turbulent intensities and Reynolds stresses all increased with rotation speed of the cylinder, their distributions are well represented by non-dimensionalization using the resultant velocity of the main flow and the peripheral velocity of the cylinder. Both eddy viscosities and mixing lengths increase with the rotation speed, and there is no evidence of isotropic eddy viscosity. 21 refs., 15 figs., 1 tab.

  15. Influence of the added oxide power on the magnetic property of the iron-chromium magnetic sintered alloy in alternating field; FeCr kei shoketsu jisei gokin no koryu jiki tokusei ni oyobosu sakabutsu funmatsu tenka no eikyo

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    Kato, T.; Kanazawa, H. [Daido Institute of Technology, Nagoya (Japan); Kawamura, M.; Kono, T.; Kusaka, K. [Daido Steel Co., Nagoya (Japan)

    1994-07-15

    This paper describes effects of addition of mixed oxide powder on the magnetic properties of low carbon Fe-13Cr-0.8Si sintered alloy. The mixed powder composed of SiO2, CaO, and Al2O3 was added. It was found that the magnetic characteristics of specimens in direct magnetic field degraded with addition of oxide powder. However, they were improved with rising the sintering temperature. On the other hand, the amplitude relative permeability of specimens in alternating magnetic field was higher in the case of 0.1 to 0.2% addition of oxide powder than no addition one. The relative permeability showed a change of increase and then decrease with rising the sintering temperature. However, it was found that the proportion of the decrease in relative permeability at the higher sintering temperature was restrained by addition of the oxide powder. These phenomena were discussed in relation to sintered density, porosity, and electrical resistivity. 8 refs., 13 figs., 2 tabs.

  16. Characteristics of contact resistance for Ag, Cu and Al spot contact under DC current flow of 300A; Gin, do oyobi arumi tensesshokushi no chokuryu 300A tsudenji ni okeru sesshoku teiko tokusei

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    Aichi, H. [Daido Institute of Technology, Nagoya (Japan); Matsumura, T. [Nagoya University, Nagoya (Japan); Miyachi, I. [Aichi Inst. of Technology, Aichi (Japan)

    1997-07-01

    The temperature rise of the contact spot by Joule`s heat under high current flow may result in the softening or welding of the contact materials. Contact resistances of Ag, Cu and Al spot contacts have been observed under the current flow of up to 300A DC. The contact resistances of Ag and Cu with clean surfaces were revealed to be kept constant independent of the magnitude of the applied current flow. On the other hand, contact resistances of Al and Cu with oxidized surfaces were greatly reduced with the increasing current flow. 7 refs., 5 figs., 2 tabs.

  17. Tensile properties and cyto-toxicity of new biomedical {beta}-type titanium alloys; Atarashii seitaiyo {beta}gata chitan gokin no sekkei to sono kikaiteki tokusei oyobi saibo dokusei

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    Kuroda, D.; Niinomi, M. [Toyohashi University of Technology, Aichi (Japan); Fukui, H. [Aichi Gakuin University, Aichi (Japan). School of Dentistry; Morinaga, M. [Nagoya University, Nagoya (Japan); Suzuki, A. [Daido Steel Co. Ltd., Nagoya (Japan)

    2000-09-01

    Co-Cr alloy, SUS 316L stainless steel, pure Ti and Ti-6Al-4V ELI have been used as implant materials. Ti-6Al-4V ELI has been most widely used as an implant material to date because of its excellent combination of biocompatibility, corrosion resistance and mechanical properties. Since toxicity of V etc., and high moduli of elasticity have been pointed out, {beta}-type biomedical titanium alloys are recently getting much attentions, New {beta}-type biomedical titanium alloys composed of non-toxic elements such as Nb, Ta, Mo, Zr and Sn with lower moduli of elasticity and greater strength were, therefore, designed using alloy design method based on the d-electron theory in this study. Tensile test, measurement of modulus of elasticity and evaluation of biocompatibility were conducted in order to investigate the mechanical properties and biocompatibility of the designed alloy. Tensile strength and elongation of Ti-29Nb-13Ta-4.6Zr are, in particular, equivalent to those of conventional biomedical titanium alloy such as Ti-6Al-4V ELI, and modulus of elasticity of Ti-29Nb-13Ta-4.6Zr is lower than that of Ti-6Al-4V ELI. The moduli of elasticity of the designed alloys are equivalent or lower comparing with those of conventional biomedical titanium alloys such as Ti-6Al-4V ELI and Ti-13Nb--13Zr. The biocomparibility of Ti-29Nb-13Ta-4.6Zr is equivalent to pure-Ti, and biocompatibility of Ti-29Nb-13Ta-4.6Zr is much greater than that of Ti-6Al-4V. The new {beta}-type titanium alloy, Ti-Nb-Ta-Zr, designed in this study is expected to have greater performance for implant materials. (author)

  18. Experiments on the injection of a circular jet into a wake of an airfoil. Mean flow properties; Tsubasa no koryuchu ni fukidasareru enkei funryu ni kansuru jikken. Heikinryu no tokusei

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    Yamada, H.; Komori, N. [Daido Institute of Technology, Nagoya (Japan); Nakamura, I. [Nagoya University, Nagoya (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1995-01-25

    This paper reports the result obtained when a circular jet was injected into a wake of a two-dimensional symmetrical airfoil in a uniform air current and when the three-dimensional mixing process in the jet was examined. In these experiments, the attack angle ({alpha}) of the airfoil was set to 0{degree} and 5{degree}, and the circular jet was injected from near the trailing edge of the airfoil to the airfoil surface. The relative velocity distribution of the mean jet velocity to the wake is axisymmetric and almost coincides with the Gaussian distribution (reported by Mr. Ishigaki) for a two-dimensional free jet. The maximum relative velocity of the jet and the state of attenuation vary depending on the ambient wake field. In relative velocity distribution, the half-value width in the Y direction (perpendicular to the uniform flow direction and airfoil width direction) and Z direction (perpendicular to the uniform flow direction and Y direction) has hardly any difference when {alpha} is 0{degree}. The half-value width in the Z direction is slightly higher than that in the Y direction when {alpha} is 5{degree}. In this case, the jet is extended near the center in the Z direction. 15 refs., 14 figs.

  19. Thermal infrared spectra of surface rocks. Comparison of in the laboratory, in situ, and remote sensing data; Chihyo ganseki no netsusekigaiiki bunko tokusei. Chijo sokutei data to remote sensing data no hikaku

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    Ninomiya, Y.; Matsunaga, T. [Geological Survey of Japan, Tsukuba (Japan)

    1996-10-01

    An ASTER (advanced spaceborne thermal emission and reflection radiometer) is one of the image sensors. It is to be installed in an earth survey polar orbit platform satellite, EOS-AM1, which is to be launched in 1998, and it is going to start its operation. Data observed by the thermal infrared remote sensing of ASTER include the spectral emissivity, and the spectral emission reflectivity which is expressed by the function of temperature. It is required to overcome technical problems how to extract the spectral emissivity from the observed data. The spectral emissivity extracted from the remote sensing data by the MMD method, measured for samples collected in Cuprite area, Nevada, and/or measured at sampled points were compared to each other and discussed. The hemisphere spectral reflectivity, which is indirect spectral emissivity, agreed well with the direct spectral emissivity. Data suggesting the establishment of Kirchhoff`s law were obtained even for the weathered samples. The spectral emissivity derived from the remote sensing data by the MMD method was in harmony with the spectral characteristics measured strictly on the ground. 14 refs., 3 figs.

  20. Development of a method to measure unsaturated permeation properties of coarse grained material for rock filled dam (rock material); Rock fill dam soryuzai (rock zai) no fuhowa shinto tokusei sokuteiho no kaihatsu

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    Shikata, U. [Kansai Electric Power Co. Inc., Osaka (Japan)

    2000-05-10

    For discussion on safety during sudden water level drop in a rock filled dam for an adjusting reservoir of a pumped-storage power plant, non-steady permeation flow is analyzed, level of water remaining in the bank in the upperstream rock zone is estimated, and the safety factor is calculated under that water level condition. Saturated and unsaturated permeation properties of coarse grained materials such as rock material required in analyzing the non-steady permeation flow have no analysis records, hence they have been set by using the experience of the past. The present study is purposed for establishing a method to estimate from indoor experiments the saturated and unsaturated permeation properties of the rock material having equivalent grain size as the actual material, using rock type, density and grain size as the varying factors. The study is also intended to confirm that a dam shape designed by using the derived result is economically superior to the shapes designed according to the conventional methods, and cost reduction effect can be obtained. Tests have never been performed on coarse grained materials, and there is no precedent in experimenting identification of permeation properties of materials having equivalent grain size as the actual material whose maximum particle diameter may reach several ten centimeters. As a result of experiments, a method was established nearly completely, which can identify in indoor experiments the unsaturated permeation properties of coarse grained materials. (NEDO)

  1. Effects of Cr, Mo, W, Mn and Ni on creep properties of 2. 25Cr-Mo-V rotor steel. 2. 25Cr-Mo-V tanko no creep tokusei ni oyobosu Cr, Mo, W, Mn oyobi Ni no eikyo

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    Kadoya, Y. (Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Tokyo (Japan). Takasago Research and Development Center); Kitai, T.; Matsuo, A.; Tsuji, I. (Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)); Azuma, T.; Tanaka, Y. (The Japan Steel Works Ltd., Tokyo (Japan). Muroran Research Lab. ); Ikeda, Y. (The Japan Steel Works Ltd., Tokyo (Japan))

    1993-08-01

    2.2SCr-Mo-V rotor steel is developed and put into practical use as a high and low pressure suitable rotor steel and the gas turbine disk materials. In this study, the creep experiments subjected to stresses of the levels of 220, 250 and 280 MPa at 565[degree]C for 2.25Cr-Mo-V steel were carried out, effect of the alloying elements on creep properties was examined, and effect of the alloying elements on the precipitation of carbides was investigated. Main results obtained were as follows: Cr, Ni and Mn additions decreased the creep rupture strength of 2.25Cr-Mo-V steel, and W addition increased the creep rupture strength. Mo addition did not give a remarkable change on the seep rupture strength. Ni addition up to 1.8% did not exert a significant effect on the creep rupture strength, and its addition more than that value remarkably decreased the creep rupture strength. 20 refs., 12 figs., 2 tabs.

  2. Mobile applications in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.

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    Wong, Matthew C; Fung, Kevin

    2015-04-01

    To study the current selection of mobile applications (apps) relating to otolaryngology-head and neck surgery (OtoHNS). To conduct a review of the apps available in OtoHNS. App Store, Google Play, BlackBerry World, Windows Store. The Apple, Google, Windows, and Blackberry mobile app stores were searched for apps relating to OtoHNS. App information was analyzed based on in-store descriptions, and apps were downloaded and reviewed. There is a rapidly expanding collection of apps with a wide variety of functions available in OtoHNS. There are several high-quality apps for education and clinical use, which have been highlighted in our review. Mobile apps have the potential to become widely incorporated into OtoHNS, although there is a need for appropriate guidance from the specialty to ensure app quality and accuracy of content. © American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation 2015.

  3. Consideration on the dynamic behavior and the structural design of large scale floating structure. 2nd Report. Stability of elastic structure and design of elastic response; Choogata futai no kozo kyodo oyobi kozo sekkei ni kansuru kosatsu. 2. Dansei henkei wo koryoshita fukugensei oyobi kozo oto no sekkei

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    Suzuki, H.; Yoshida, K. [The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan)

    1996-12-31

    A policy of improving a very large floating body was planned based on its dynamic characteristics, and a proposal was made thereon. Furthermore, discussions were given on stability that considers effect of elastic deformation required when a structure is mounted on a floating body. With respect to a structural design of a very large floating body in which elastic response is governing, and upon modeling the very large floating body into an aeolotropic plate on an elastic supporting floor, it was shown that the existing range of natural vibration speed in the elastic response is in higher range than the natural vibration speed of heave. It was also indicated that the peak height of response to waves in resonance is inversely proportional to wave frequency, and furthermore, degree of flowing in of vibration energy during the resonance is determined by an inner product of spatial vibration patterns of wave force and the excited mode shape. A proposal was made on a floating body improved of excessive response in the floating body edges by changing the characteristics of the floating body edges. In addition, discussions were given on stability that considers elastic deformation of a floating body that becomes necessary when a structure, such as a building, is built on a very large floating body. 9 refs., 9 figs., 3 tabs.

  4. Seismic response analysis for utility boiler and its support frames; Aseismatic design for support frames of No. 3 boiler of Hekinan thermal power station, Chubu Electric Power Co. , Inc. Karyoku hatsudenyo daiyoryo boiler plant no jishin oto kaiseki; Chubu denryoku kabushiki kaisha Hekinan karyoku hatsudensho dai 3go boiler shiji tekkotsu no taishin sekkei

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    Takahashi, Kenji; Yamano, Hiroshi; Kajiwara, Yukihiro; Kashiwazaki, Akihiro (Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., Tokyo, (Japan))

    1990-01-01

    An example of aseismatic design for the support frame of the 700 MW boiler of Hekinan Thermal Power Station, Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. is described, concentrating on the result of seismic response analysis. Practical elastic {center dot} elastic-plastic dynamic analyses was confirmed through proper modeling of a complicated boiler supporting frame structure. At the beginning of the design, it was found that rigidity of a specified layer was lower than that of other layer, and a large value of seismic response was shown. However, by correction of that, a well-balanced frame structure in each layer was realized. It was found that response shearing force of the boiler supporting frame by the building-soil foundation coupled analysis, was smaller than that by the analysis of fixed foundation model, because of the interaction to soil foundation. It was confirmed that the support frame had good seismic response characteristics even in a large earthquake (level-2, 50 kine), due to the non-linear effect of the boiler stoppers which absorb the seismic energy. 4 refs., 10 figs., 2 tabs.

  5. Objective Evaluation of Otoscopy Skills Among Family and Community Medicine, Pediatric, and Otolaryngology Residents.

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    Oyewumi, Modupe; Brandt, Michael G; Carrillo, Brian; Atkinson, Adelle; Iglar, Karl; Forte, Vito; Campisi, Paolo

    2016-01-01

    The objective of this study is to evaluate and compare the perceived need for otolaryngology training and otoscopy diagnostic skills in primary care (Family and Community Medicine, Pediatric Medicine), and Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (OTO-HNS) postgraduate trainees. Participant otoscopy skills were evaluated using the OtoSim simulator. Family and Community Medicine, Pediatric, and OTO-HNS residents were recruited. Each resident participated in 3 separate otoscopy training and assessment sessions. The ability to correctly identify middle ear pathology was objectively evaluated using OtoSim™. Pretest, posttest, and 3-month retention test results were compared among residents in a paired comparison paradigm. Survey data assessing exposure to OTO-HNS during undergraduate and postgraduate training were also collected. A total of 57 residents participated in the study. All residents reported limited exposure to OTO-HNS during undergraduate medical training. Primary care trainees performed poorly on pretest assessments (30% ± 7.8%; 95% CI). Significant improvement in diagnostic accuracy was demonstrated following a single 1-hour teaching session (30%-62%; p otoscopy simulator significantly improved diagnostic accuracy in primary care and OTO-HNS trainees. Improved performance is susceptible to deterioration at 3 months if acquired skills are not frequently used. Self-perceived comfort with otology may not be an accurate predictor of otoscopic diagnostic skill. Copyright © 2015 Association of Program Directors in Surgery. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  6. Otolaryngology exposure in a longitudinal integrated clerkship setting.

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    Scott, Grace Margaret; Best, Corliss Ann Elizabeth; Micomonaco, Damian Christopher

    2017-07-10

    Although 20-40% of primary care complaints are Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (OtoHNS) related, little emphasis is placed on OtoHNS instruction at the undergraduate medical education level. An OtoHNS clerkship rotation is not required at most Canadian medical schools. Furthermore, at institutions offering an OtoHNS rotation, less than 20% of students are able to complete a placement. Given that a large percentage of medical students in Canada will pursue primary care as a career, there remains a gap in providing OtoHNS clinical training. During the longitudinal integrated clerkship at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM), students are assigned to one of 14 sites, and not all have access to an otolaryngologist. This study looks to quantify the level of exposure students are receiving in OtoHNS at NOSM and to assess their comfort level with diagnosing and treating common otolaryngologic conditions. A structured 13-item survey was administered to second, third and fourth year medical students at NOSM. A majority (67.9%) of medical students surveyed had not observed an otolaryngologist. Furthermore, most students (90.6%) reported receiving very little OtoHNS classroom based and clinical instruction during medical school. A discrepancy exists between the quantity and breadth of OtoHNS training received in undergraduate medical education and the volume of OtoHNS encounters in primary care practice. Although geographic dissemination of students in the distributed learning model may be a challenge, strategies such as standardized objectives and supplemental electronic resources may serve to solidify clinical knowledge.

  7. Aerodynamic stability study of a long-span prestressed concrete cable-stayed bridge. Aerodynamic behavior of edge box girder under uniform flow; Chodai PC shachokyo no taifu anteisei ni kansuru kenkyu. Ichiyoryuchu ni okeru edge girder keishiki no kuriki tokusei

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    Nomura, T. [Obayashi Corp., Tokyo (Japan)

    1999-01-10

    In recent years, the construction of long-span bridges is on the increase. Prestressed concrete cable-stayed bridges are dynamically very efficient structures of relatively low cost that blend in well with the landscape. Maintenance is also easy. Consequently, the adoption of edge box girders for cable-stayed bridges is increasing worldwide, but problems related to the aerodynamic stability of the structure have emerged. The aerodynamic stability of edge box girders for a prestressed concrete cable-stayed bridge was investigated under uniform flow conditions by conducting several wind tunnel experiments. As a result, the section of the bridge deck was optimized to prevent torsional flutter within an angle of attack varying from -5 to +5 degrees. It is therefore possible to guarantee the aerodynamic stability of long-span prestressed concrete cable-stayed bridges. (author)

  8. Strength of roadbeds built of solidified coal ash or foamed asphalt. Application thereof to temporary roads for construction work in Tachibanawan power plant site; Sekitanbai kokatai roban to formed asphalt roban no kyodo tokusei. Tachibanawan hatsudensho konai kari doro eno tekiyo jirei to hyoka

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    Suesawa, H.; Iwahara, H.; Isakura, M. [Shikoku Electric Power Co., Inc., Kagawa (Japan)

    1998-11-05

    For the construction of a solidified coal ash roadbed, desulfurized gypsum and a small amount of slaked lime are added to coal ash that is the main material, moisture is adjusted, the resultant moist powder is mixed in a screw-type mixer and transported aboard a dump truck to the construction site, and then solidified by rollers. The material is easy to install, and the roadbed is high in serviceability. With no serious damage occurring in the paved surface for nine months after the placement, the road keeps on functioning satisfactorily as a provisional road for use in the execution of the construction work. Foamed asphalt is prepared by adding water to asphalt in the liquid state at high temperature for the formation of fine foam for a 10-15 times expansion of the asphalt volume. Such asphalt is lower in surface tension and enhanced in adhesiveness to other materials, and mixes completely with the road materials at normal temperature for the construction of a reinforced roadbed. The foamed asphalt covers only fine aggregate but not coarse aggregate, and the latter is tightly solidified by bitumen etc. by tamping for the realization of a strong structure. Foamed asphalt is a material that works effectively when used for a road where dynamic load is dominant. 8 refs., 18 figs., 7 tabs.

  9. Method for estimation of the output electric power of PV module with considering environmental factors. Method for estimation of output using I-V curves; Kankyo inshi wo koryoshita taiyo denchi module no shutsuryoku keisanho. I-V tokusei curve ni yoru keisan

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    Yamagami, Y.; Tani, T. [Science University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan)

    1996-10-27

    Based on the basic quality equation of photovoltaic (PV) cell, a quality equation of PV module has been constructed by considering the spectral distribution of solar radiation and its intensity. A calculation method has been also proposed for determining the output from current-voltage (I-V) curves. Effectiveness of this method was examined by comparing calculated results and observed results. Amorphous Si (a-Si) and polycrystal Si PV modules were examined. By considering the environmental factors, differences of the annual output between the calculated and observed values were reduced from 2.50% to 0.95% for the a-Si PV module, and from 2.52% to 1.24% for the polycrystal Si PV module, which resulted in the reduction more than 50%. For the a-Si PV module, the environmental factor most greatly affecting the annual output was the spectral distribution of solar radiation, which was 3.86 times as large as the cell temperature, and 1.04 times as large as the intensity of solar radiation. For the polycrystal PV module, the environmental factor most greatly affecting the annual output was the cell temperature, which was 7.05 times as large as the spectral distribution of solar radiation, and 1.74 times as large as the intensity of solar radiation. 6 refs., 4 figs., 1 tab.

  10. {mu}-oxo-bridged type aluminum and gallium phthalocyanine dimer. Synthesis, polymorphs and its primary evaluation as an electrophotographic receptor; {mu}-okiso kakyogata aruminiumu futaroshianin {center_dot} gariumu futaroshianin ryotai. Gosei, kessho hentai to denshi shashin kankotai tokusei hyoka

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    Yamazaki, Y.; Takagi, K.; Kuroda, K. [Orient Chemical Industries, Ltd. Osaka (Japan)

    1999-12-10

    We already found and reported that the specific polymorphs of {mu}-oxo-aluminum phthalocyanine dimer and {mu}-oxo-gallium phthalocyanine dimer have fairly good characteristics as the electrophotographic receptor. In connection with our ongoing works on this field, we are interested in the synthesis of {mu}-oxo-bridged dimers of diverse metal phthalocyanines for persuing various charge generating materials in electrophotographic receptors. We report here the results of studies on the polymorphs of the titled phthalocyanine dimer, i.e. {mu}-oxo-bridged between aluminum and gallium phthalocyanine dimer, and their primary electrophotographic evaluation. (author)

  11. Characterization of angle shape rolling by three-dimensional FEM. 4. ; Analysis of multi-pass angle shape rolling and comparison with experiment with plasticine. Katazai atsuen no henkei fuka tokusei ni kansuru kenkyu. 4. ; Ta pass angle atsuen no FEM kaiseki oyobi plasticine jikken tono hikaku

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    Yanagimoto, J.; Kiuchi, M.; Shibata, K. (The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan). Institute of Industrial Science)

    1993-10-01

    This paper reports FEM analytical examples of multi-pass angle rolling. The CORMILL system that can analyze three-dimensional plastic transformation of a material under angle shape rolling (developed by the authors of this paper) was used on a process that processes an angle material from shaping to finish-rolling in six passes. Transformation in each pass was derived from analysis of velocity fields and contact analysis (correction of geometrical non-match between a roll and the material). The analytical result was compared with the result of model experiments using plasticine. A cross section shape after completing the first pass obtained from the analysis was compared with a shape obtained from a hot steel-rolling experiment using a hole die of the similar type. The paper describes as a conclusion that little difference was found between the analytical result and the result of the hot steel-rolling experiment, and that the difference between the result of the model experiment using plasticine and the analytical result should have been caused from transformation behavior which is particular to plasticine. 16 refs., 8 figs., 4 tabs.

  12. 1998 Annual Study Report. Standardization of methods for evaluating characteristics of high-strength, large-diameter steel pipes for superhigh-pressure natural gas pipelines; 1998 nendo seika hokokusho. Chokoatsu tennen gas pipeline yo kokyodo daikei kokan no tokusei hoho no hyojunka

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    1999-03-01

    The pipelines for safely transmitting superhigh-pressure natural gas should have excellent characteristics. The steel pipe is required to have a sufficient toughness, more concretely Charpy impact-absorbing energy, to prevent propagating shear fracture characteristic of natural gas pipelines. Recently, the natural gas pipeline is increasingly required to have higher design pressures (15 Mpa or higher) and grade (X80 or higher). In order to develop the techniques for simulating crack propagation in the propagating shear fracture of natural gas pipe lines as part of the programs to cope with these trends, the 1998 efforts were directed to reviewing the research results obtained so far and analysis of the problems to be solved and tasks to be taken, based on which the analytical procedure for gas releasing phenomena during the fracture process was basically developed, the material characteristic data were collected by the laboratory scale toughness tests, and the preliminary tests with rupture disks were conducted to verify the above analytical procedure. These efforts have established the bases for evaluating the characteristics of high-strength, large-diameter steel pipes in the light of safety against fracture, and greatly advanced the program towards the final target of developing the international specification drafts for toughness. (NEDO)

  13. Characteristics of particulate emission from marine diesel engines. Comparison between high speed four-stroke engine and low speed two-stroke engine; Hakuyo diesel kikan no biryushi haishutsu tokusei. 4 stroke kosoku kikan to 2 stroke teisoku kikan no hikaku

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    Tsukamoto, T.; Oe, K.; Okada, H. [Tokyo Univ. of Mercantile Marine, Tokyo (Japan); Miyoshi, T. [Daihatsu Diesel Mfg. Co. Ltd., Osaka (Japan)

    1998-04-01

    An investigation was performed on particulate emission characteristics of marine diesel engines. Load rates were varied at a high speed four-stroke and low speed two-stroke diesel engines, and particulate concentrations were measured by using the dilution method (an ISO regulation, with which exhaust gas is diluted with a large amount of air, and then passed through a filer to collect particulates). Soluble organic fractions (SOF: organic matters soluble to organic solvents, whereas such harmful constituents as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons are contained mainly in SOF) was extracted by using the Soxhlet extraction method, and analyzed by using gaschromatography. In the four-stroke engine, the SOF concentration decreased, and the concentration of insoluble organic fractions (ISF: organic matters of solid carbon insoluble to organic solvents) increased as the load rate is increased. The SOF concentration increased and the ISF concentration decreased when air excess rate is increased. In the two-stroke engine, both of the SOF and ISF concentrations decreased when the load rate is raised. Majority of the SOF constituents is originated from fuel oil in the four-stroke engine, but in the two-stroke engine, cylinder oil originated constituents were contained additionally. 3 refs., 7 figs., 3 tabs.

  14. Fiscal 1998 intellectual infrastructure project utilizing civil sector functions. Research and development project on prompt-effect type intellectual infrastructure creation (Basic study of measurement of human characteristics); 1998 nendo minkan no kino wo katsuyoshita chiteki kiban jigyo seika hokokusho. Sokkogata chiteki kiban sosei kenkyu kaihatsu jigyo (Ningen tokusei keisoku ni kansuru kiban kenkyu)

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    2000-03-01

    For the development of working conditions fit for aged people and devices for them to operate, their visual function and behavioral characteristics are measured and analyzed. In the study of visual functions, 50 people from local cities and regions and another 50 from Osaka and its neighboring cities are subjected to measurement regarding visual acuity required in daily life, color discrimination, dark adaptation, glare, and the like. In the study of performing characteristics, 500 people are subjected to measurement regarding the scope of movement of upper limbs, their reach, and skillfulness with which the people can move fingers. When brightness, luminance, and contrast are caused to change relative to letters and background, aging is found to exert a great influence on the ease of reading, dark adaptation, and glare. As for the upper limb work range and reachability and the skillfulness in finger movement, it is found that aging narrows down the tolerant work area, lowers the working pace, and greatly affects skillfulness depending on the device operating method, all these disclosing actualities of difference attributable to age and sex. Concerning the device operating position and the ease of device operating force application, new measuring and evaluating methods are worked out, and correlations between the contents of operation and the operating position are seized. (NEDO)

  15. Effect of fixed separation points on wake oscillation and surface character in suppression of the Karman vortex street due to positive buoyancy from a cylinder; Hakuriten kotei buttai kara no seifuryoku ni yoru karman uzuretsu no hokai shometsu deno koryu shindo to hyomen tokusei no tokucho

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    Noto, K.; Nakajima, T. [Kobe University, Kobe (Japan). Faculty of Egneineering; Fujimoto, K. [Kobe University, Kobe (Japan)

    2000-05-25

    To elucidate an effect of fixed separation points on the wake oscillation and surface character in the suppression of the Karman vortex street due to positive buoyancy, a wake with positive buoyancy from a heated elliptic cylinder submerged in an upward air mainstream is calculated by numerical analysis. Numerical results agree well with the previous result for the isothermal wake, and show that separation points are exactly fixed with time and do not move by buoyancy. The critical Richardson number Ri{sub c} is much larger than that in a circular cylinder wake. This means that the wake vorticity is larger and harder to disappear than that in the circular cylinder wake. With an increase of the Richardson number, the local Nusselt number and wall shear stress vary with time between separation points, and the mean Nusselt number decreases near Ri{sub c}, which dose not occur in a circular cylinder wake. (author)

  16. Preparation of spherical fine particulate pigments within water-in-oil emulsions and their properties. (II). ; Formation mechanism and characteristic of spherical fine particulate pigment of tartrazine. W/O emulsion wo mochiita kyujo biryushi ganryo no chosei to seishitsu(dai 2 ho). ; Kiiro 4 go kyujo biryushi ganryo no seisei kiko to tokusei

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    Imai, T.; Iwano, K.; Hotta, H.; Takano, S.; Tsutsumi, H. (Kao Corporation, Tokyo (Japan))

    1991-12-20

    The previous report explained that an excellent spherical particulate pigment with a grain size of 0.5 mm or less can be obtained by preparing multinuclear aluminum lakes from acidic dyes and multinuclear aluminum salt using water droplets in a W/O emulsion as reaction fields. This paper describes preparing pigments varying the charging concentrations of the pigments in a W/O emulsion and the droplet particle size to discuss the mechanism of forming the pigments. As a result, it was found that the particle sizes in the produced pigments have a clear correlation with the charging concentrations of the pigments and the droplet particle sizes in the W/O emulsion. A pigment produced in the W/O emulsion forms only in its own droplets, and reflects its particle sizes. Films dispersed with pigments having different particle sizes were prepared to discuss their tinting abilities, whereas it was clarified that the smaller the particle size, the higher the tinting ability and the higher saturation in colored paint films. 6 refs., 9 figs., 3 tabs.

  17. Research on acoustic characteristics of materials. Development of sound absorbing materials of an automobile engine undercover using a small sized reverberation chamber; Zairyo no onkyo tokusei ni kansuru kenkyu. Kan`i zankyoshitsu ni yoru jidoshayo undercover no kyuonzai no kaihatsu

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    Aoki, K.; Yugami, T.; Wakabayashi, F.; Kitagawa, T.; Hasegawa, K. [Shizuoka Industrial Research Institute of Shizuoka Prefecture, Shizuoka (Japan); Terajima, Y.; Ajioka, D.; Kondo, H.; Watanabe, H.; Fujii, H.

    1996-09-01

    Japan Automobile Research Institute (JARI) has test equipment with a 36m{sup 3} reverberance chamber and uses a 3.3m{sup 2} test piece. In the titled test, however, a simpler 9.9m{sup 3} system and a smaller 0.82m{sup 2} piece were used. To evaluate the difference in characteristics between the two systems, comparison was made in point of reverberation box dark noise level, reverberation time, diffusion of the sound field, and absorption rate, and any difference in measured value between the two was examined and remedial actions were taken. As the result, it was learned that, in point of the random incidence absorption rate, the value collected from this smaller system agreed well with that of the larger reverberation chamber system. The same was true of the transmission loss measurement. This smaller system performed better than a reverberation chamber of JISA1409 in absorption rate measurement or a JISA1416 laboratory in sound transmission measurement. This system, excellent in the ease of specimen preparation, experimenting cost, and time required for measuring, will be a useful tool for the development of acoustical materials. 1 ref, 17 figs.

  18. Boltzmann equation analysis of electrons swarm parameters and properties of excited particle number densities in Xe/Ne plasmas. Laser absorption effect; Xe/Ne plasma chudenshi yuso keisu narabi ni reiki ryushisu mitsudo tokusei no Boltzmann hoteishiki kaiseki. Laser ko kyushu koka

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    Uchida, S.; Sugawara, H.; Ventzek, P.; Sakai, Y. [Hokkaido University, Sapporo (Japan)

    1998-06-01

    Xe/Ne plasmas are important for plasma display panels and VUV light sources. However, reactions between electrons and excited particles in the mixtures are so complicated that influence of the reactions on the plasma properties is not understood well. In this work, taking account of reactions through which electrons are produced, such as cumulative and Penning ionization, and of transition between excited levels, the electron and excited particle properties in Xe/Ne plasmas are calculated using the Boltzmann equation. The ionization coefficient and electron drift velocity agreed with experimental data. The influence of laser absorption in Xe/Ne plasmas on the plasma properties is also discussed. 25 refs., 15 figs.

  19. Discharge-current characteristics in UV-preionized Kr/He, F2/He gas-mixtures and KrF excimer laser gas. Shigaisen yobi denri Kr/He, F2/He kongo kitai hoden oyobi KrF laser reiki hoden no denryu tokusei

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    Nakagawa, N.; Kawakami, H.; Yukimura, K. (Doshisha University, Kyoto (Japan))

    1992-08-15

    In order to study effects of Kr and F2 on discharge characteristics of KrF excimer laser gas, gap phenomena in Kr/He and F2/He gas-mixtures were observed and discharge current (I[sub d]) was measured. In the range where Kr concentration was over 10% in Kr/He gas, in which production of filamentation as well as glow discharge started, discontinuous change in I[sub d] in the second or third half cycle was observed. According to the results of experiments and model analyses, it was considered that the discontinuity of the current showed the transition point to filamentation. When F2 concentration was in the range between 0.1 and 0.3% in F2/He mixture gas, filamentation and arc with glow were observed. Sine-waveform I[sub d] ended in the first half cycle, and began to flow again after cessation or had almost constant current due to arc and others. When F2 was over 0.4%, only are discharge was observed. It was thus found that F2 has a large effect on discharge characteristics of KrF laser gas. 18 refs., 9 figs.

  20. Combustion characteristics of stratified mixture. 1st Report. Measurement of mixture distribution in a constant-volume combustion chamber using laser-induced NO2 fluorescence; Sojo kongoki no nensho tokusei ni kansuru kenkyu. 1. Laser reiki NO2 keikoho ni yoru teiyo nenshokinai kongoki bunpu no keisoku

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    Fujimoto, M.; Nishida, K.; Hiroyasu, H. [Hiroshima University, Hiroshima (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Tabata, M. [Mazda Motor Corp., Hiroshima (Japan)

    1996-06-25

    Laser-induced fluorescence from nitrogen dioxide (NO2) as gas fuel tracer was applied to determine mixture stratification in a pancake-type constant-volume combustion chamber using propane and hydrogen fuels. The second-harmonic output of a pulsed Nd: YAG laser was used as a light source for fluorescence excitation. The fluorescence images were corrected by a gated image-intensified CCD camera. The quantitative analysis of fuel concentration was made possible by the application of linearity between fluorescence intensity and NO2 concentration at a low trace level. The stratified mixture (center-rich or center-lean) was concentrically formed in the central region of the chamber by a jet flow from a tangentially oriented port. The concentration difference in the radial direction of the chamber decreased with time from the start of injection. The rate of decrease was faster for hydrogen than for propane. After 300 ms from start of injection, however, the time histories of the concentration difference were nearly constant for both fuels regardless of overall concentration. 10 refs., 16 figs., 1 tab.

  1. Unstable brittle crack-arrest toughness of newly developed steel plate with surface layers having ultra fine grain microstructure. Part 2. Crack-arrest toughness of the plate after plastic damage and its application to prevent crack expansion after a collision; Hyoso chosairyuko no zeisei kiretsu denpa teishi seino. 2. Sosei sonsho go no tokusei oyobi shototsugo no kiretsu kakudai boshi eno tekiyo

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    Ishikawa, T.; Hagiwara, Y.; Inoue, T.; Oshita, S. [Nippon Steel Corp., Tokyo (Japan); Kuroiwa, T.; Hashimoto, T. [Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Tada, M. [Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Nagasaki (Japan). Nagasaki Technical Inst.; Yajima, H. [Hiroshima Univ. (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1995-12-01

    Use of ships with high safety and reliability that can suppress the casualties and ocean pollution accidents caused by ships failure to a minimum, are in demand. Therefore, in order to study the improvement of safety when steel plates with surface layers having ultra fine grain microstructure and having extremely improved arrest characteristic are used for ship structures, fracture simulation of collision and comparative evaluation of the arrest properties with the conventional steel plate were carried out. Firstly, fracture simulation of the ship bodycaused by the collision of very large crude oil carries (VLCC) was carried out and the plastic strain caused during the collision was quantified. After that, as for steel plate with surface layers having ultrafine grain microstructure and normal KE 36 steel plate, comparative study of arrestability of steel plate under 10% plastic strain was made. As a result, it was revealed that sufficient arrest efficiency was secured by using steel plate with surface layers having ultra fine grain structure even for the case where arrestability for long big crack is not secured in case of normal KE 36 steel plate due to the plastic strain effect on VLCC caused by collision. 11 refs., 18 figs., 5 tabs.

  2. Lubricities of complex oxides Sr{sub x}Ca{sub 1-x}CuO{sub 2} as solid lubricants in oil boundary lubrication; Yukyokai junkatsu ni okeru kotai junkatsuzai toshiteno fukugo sankabutsu Sr{sub x}Ca{sub 1-x}CuO{sub 2} no junkatsu tokusei

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    Suzuki, M.; Hironaka, S. [Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Izumi, K.; Sasaki, M. [Tokai University, Shizuoka (Japan). School of High-Technology for Human Welfare

    2000-07-01

    Complex oxides Sr{sub 0.14}Ca{sub 0.86}CuO{sub 2}, SrCuO{sub 2} and CaCuO{sub 2} were prepared from SrCO{sub 3}, CaCO{sub 3}, and CuO by sintering method. the powered complex oxides were added to three paraffinic base oils having different viscosities, and their lubricities in oil boundary lubrication were evaluated using a Falex-type tribometer. When these complex oxide powders were added to the base oil of very low viscosity, they improved the lubricity of the base oil even with addition of low concentration (2-5 mass%). Furthermore, these lubricities were enhanced by using the base oil and oleic acid together as an oiliness agent and dispersant. Especially, Sr{sub 0.14}Ca{sub 0.86}CuO{sub 2} having and infinite layer structure indicated better friction properties and also better wear resistance even by using it together with oleic acid and the low viscosity base oil. (author)

  3. Lubricity of Sr{sub x}Ca{sub 1-x}CuO{sub y} powders during oil lubrication; Yujunkatsuka ni okeru Sr{sub x}Ca{sub 1-x}CuO{sub y} funmatsu no junkatsu tokusei

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    Suzuki, M.; Sasaki, M. [Tokai Univ., Tokyo (Japan)] Hironaka, S. [Tokyo Inst. of Tech. (Japan)

    1998-08-01

    SrxCa(1-x)CuOy which is expected as a superconductive material has an oxygen deficient structure called infinitely layered structure when x is a certain value. The infinitely layered structure formed by laminating Cu2 layers and Ca(SR) layers infinitely is expected to have low friction and heat resistance. In this study, in order to investigate SrxCa(1-x)CuOy as a solid lubricant, powders of SrCo3, CaCO3 and CuO are added to oil, then the load carrying capacity and the friction coefficient are evaluated by a cylinder-on-plate type tribometer. Further, grease is added to the powders thus evaluating the properties under extreme pressure with a four-ball machine. Double oxide having the infinite layered structure with x=0.10 and 0.14 is obtained. As a result of adding the sample powders to oil to evaluate the load carrying capacity, a low friction coefficient and excellent load carrying capacity are obtained. Additionally, as a result of adding the sample powders to the grease thus evaluating the properties under extreme pressure, a high depositing load is obtained. 5 refs., 7 figs., 2 tabs.

  4. Study on solidification of carbon dioxide by using cold energy of LNG. 2nd Report. Solidification characteristics of CO2 around gas feed nozzle; LNG no reinetsu wo riyoshita tansan gas no koka ni kansuru kiso kenkyu. 2. Gas fukikomi nozzle shuhen ni okeru CO2 koka tokusei

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    Takeuchi, Y.; Hironaka, S. [Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Shimada, Y.; Tokumasa, K. [Chugoku Electric Power Co. Inc., Hiroshima (Japan)

    1998-08-25

    The present paper deals with solidification characteristics of carbon dioxide around gas feed nozzle of the flue gas from thermal energy power plant. The present experiment was carried out under condition of dioxide content for 3-50 volume percents. The results obtained indicated that the solidification fraction of carbon dioxide increased with a decrease in cooling temperature. The solidification fraction of carbon dioxide was expressed as the function of non-dimensional tempera true and concentration of carbon dioxide. 6 refs., 15 figs.

  5. Alternating current carrying features of copper spot-contacts with powder contamination produced by arc discharges in SF sub 6 gas. SF sub 6 bunkai seiseibutsu ga kaizaishita do ten sesshokushi no koryu denryu tsuden tokusei ni kansuru jikken teki kosatsu

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    Aichi, H.; Satone, H. (Daido Inst. of Tech., Nagoya (Japan)); Matsumura, T. (Kyoto Univ., Kyoto (Japan)); Kito, Y. (Nagoya Univ., Nagoya (Japan)); Mukaiyama, Y.; Takagi, I. (Chubu Electric Power Co. Inc., Nagoya (Japan))

    1991-05-20

    The voltage and its waveform were experimentally investigated when alternating current was carried by copper spot-contacts contaminated by the powder products produced between them by the arc discharge or the like in SF {sub 6}. The voltage between the contacts and the abnormal phenomena of its waveform were studied when the decomposed product powder of SF {sub 6} adhered the contact area. It was observed that the waveform of the voltage is square in the early stage of current carrying which becomes triangular with the increases in current carrying and passage of time, and then changes further into sinusoidal form. As a result, it was confirmed that the square and triangular voltage waveforms were produced because the spot-contacts are contaminated with powder substances. 4 refs., 9 figs., 1 tab.

  6. Characteristics of combustion and heat transfer of excess enthalpy flames stabilized in a stagnation flow. 2nd Report. ; Heat flux at high flow rate and effects of Lewis number. Yodomi nagarechu ni anteika sareta choka enthalpy kaen no nensho oyobi etsudentatsu tokusei. 2. ; Koryuryo ni okeru netsuryusoku oyobi Lewis su no koka

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    Ito, S. (Daido Institute of Technology, Nagoya (Japan)); Asato, K.; Kawamura, T. (Gifu University, Gifu (Japan). Faculty of Engineerirng); Mazaki, T. (Daido Senior High School, Nagoya (Japan)); Umemura, H. (Mitsubishi Electric Corp., Tokyo (Japan))

    1993-08-25

    For the purpose of developing small-sized combustors of high heat transfer efficiency for household and business uses, a study has been carried out on the characteristics of an excess enthalpy flame stabilized in a stagnant flow, the maximum heat flux utilizable from flames through a heat receiver wall, the heat transfer characteristics near the extinction limits, and the effects of Lewis number (Le). Even when heat is drawn from the heat receiver wall in the downstream of flames, stable flames are kept until they extremely approach the heat receiver wall by the effect of preheating for lean methane-air flames of Le[approx equal]1.0 and lean propane-air flames of Le>1.0 and by the effect of preheating and Lewis effect for lean hydrogen-air flames of Le<1.0. In any flames, therefore, the heat flux to the heat receiver wall increases abruptly with the increase of stagnant velocity gradient and thereby the heat transfer characteristics at the heat receiver wall are improved. Heat transfer in the cases where flames exist on the outside and inside of the temperature boundary layer depend not on the thickness of the temperature boundary layer but on the position of flames. 6 refs., 9 figs.

  7. Design and engineering of west-side revetment for Tachibana Bay Power Station. Swelling behavior of sand compaction pile improved ground and mechanical properties of composite ground; Tachibanawan hatsudensho Nishigogan koji no sekkei to seko. Sand compaction pile kairyo jiban no moriagari kyodo to fukugo jiban no rikigaku tokusei

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    Kameda, S.; Hara, J.; Ozaki, S. [Shikoku Electric Power Co., Inc., Kagawa (Japan)

    1997-07-05

    This report covers a sand compaction pile (SCP) process performed for the improvement of the sea bottom along the west-side revetment of the power station where a 10-odd meter thick sedimentary layer of soft clayey soil exists. Since the sea is only 5m deep in this area, an engineering method is chosen capable of minimizing the swelling of the ground, and changes in the physical properties of the composite ground that may affect the stability of the revetment are investigated. In this report, an estimating equation is proposed for accurately predicting the swelling, including the additional swelling of the ground already swollen, to result from the SCP-assisted improvement of the ground and a description is given of changes in composite ground mechanical properties induced by the SCP-assisted engineering work. A `one-directional construction system with one block constituted of three spans` is contrived. Furthermore, an estimating technique taking into account the secondary swelling is proposed. As the result, the apparent swelling rate agrees very well with the actual swelling rate. An SCP method with its capability enhanced may be established by considering time-dependent changes in the mechanical properties of the clayey soil between piles and their impact on the safety factor. 4 refs., 13 figs., 3 tabs.

  8. Design and construction of the work for spoil bank of Tachibana Bay Power Station. Strength property of solidified soil and cost reduction by quality control; Tachibana Wan Htsudensho doshajo koji no sekkei to seko. Kokado no kyodo tokusei to hinshitsu kanri ni yoru kosuto teigen

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    Suesawa, H.; Okada, H.; Tachikawa, T. [Shikoku Electric Power Co., Inc., Takamatsu (Japan)

    1996-11-05

    The construction work of the spoil bank of Tachibana Bay Power Station, Tokushima Prefecture, is a high banking work of the total volume of banked soil of about 2.2 million m{sup 3} reaching about 50m in height, and out of the above volume of soil, about 1.2 million m{sup 3} is the soil dredged from the sea bottom generated from levee construction, etc.. Concerning this work of spoil bank, it is required to accept a great quantity of surplus soil and solidified soil at the same time while securing stability of the entire banking, and maintenance of the construction process and construction costs are very much affected by whether or not this accepting work can be promoted smoothly. Hence, securing of accepting capacity, reduction of the effects on the environment and cost reduction have been the important issues. In view of this, a core type zoning has been adopted which has compounded dimensionally the surplus soil from the power station and the solidified soil. Also in order to make the high banking of the solidified soil economical and highly reliable, it is an indispensable condition that the design uniaxial compressive strength of each zone is secured at the constant reliability, and for this purpose, the measurement of percentage of water content of the dredged soil, the quality control system to control the volume of supply of the dredged soil and cement, and the method of controlling the strength of the dredged soil have been conducted. 7 refs., 22 figs., 2 tabs.

  9. Information scrambling at an impurity quantum critical point

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    Dóra, Balázs; Werner, Miklós Antal; Moca, Cǎtǎlin Paşcu

    2017-10-01

    The two-channel Kondo impurity model realizes a local non-Fermi-liquid state with finite residual entropy. The competition between the two channels drives the system to an impurity quantum critical point. We show that the out-of-time-ordered (OTO) commutator for the impurity spin reveals markedly distinct behavior depending on the low-energy impurity state. For the one-channel Kondo model with Fermi-liquid ground state, the OTO commutator vanishes for late times, indicating the absence of the butterfly effect. For the two channel case, the impurity OTO commutator is completely temperature independent and saturates quickly to its upper bound 1/4, and the butterfly effect is maximally enhanced. These compare favorably to numerics on spin chain representation of the Kondo model. Our results imply that a large late time value of the OTO commutator does not necessarily diagnose quantum chaos.

  10. Genetics Home Reference: branchiootorenal/branchiootic syndrome

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    ... a Branchio-oto-renal syndrome cohort identifies a recombination hotspot and implicates new candidate genes. Hum Genet. ... gov/books/NBK1380/ Citation on PubMed More from Genetics Home Reference Bulletins Rare Disease Day 2018 Darwin ...

  11. Värske kõrvaga kuuldud uuest Eesti muusikast / Elo Masing

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    Masing, Elo

    2011-01-01

    Eksperimentaalset Eesti muusikat tutvustava heliplaadi "Estonian Music Now 2011 - Exploratory Music From Estonia" esitluskontserdist 31. oktoobril Londonis Cafe OTOs, kus esinesid duo Taavi Kerikmäe - Mart Soo, Taavo Remmel ning Free Tallinn Trio

  12. 1998 report on results of R and D project for industrial science and technology (R and D for technologies of producing innovative high performance material) (development of technologies for structural control material). R and D for high stimuli-responsive material; 1998 nendo dokusoteki kokino zairyo sosei gijutsu no kenkyu kaihatsu (kozo seigyo zairyo gijutsu kaihatsu) kodo shigeki oto zairyo no kenkyu kaihatsu seika hokokusho

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    A report was made on the results of 1998 R and D concerning high stimuli-responsive materials. This R and D was intended to develop technologies for producing, by copying organism, innovative new stocks and new materials which repeatedly provide functions such as separating, transmitting and moving in response to stimuli. In the R and D of polymeric high stimuli-responsive materials, studies were conducted on multi-stimuli-responsive separation materials, molecular recognition controlled separation materials, and cell adhesion/separation materials with molecular recognition function. In the R and D of composite high stimuli-responsive materials, release controlled function materials and materials for actuator were studied. The investigation and research of common basic technologies were carried out on such subjects as synthesis and functional development of multi-signal responded polymer gels, development of temperature-responsive chromatography, synthesis and characterization of novel stimuli-sensitive materials, studies on structural characterization of intelligent gels, novel thermosensitive polymers, polyelectrolytic model networks, etc. (NEDO)

  13. Internal oxidation of ag-Y1Ba2Cu3,-Bi2Sr2Ca1Cu2 and -Bi(1. 8)Pb(0. 3)Sr2Ca2Cu3 alloys, and their resulting superconducting properties. Ag-Y1Ba2Cu3, -Bi2Sr2Ca1Cu2, -Bi(1. 8)Pb(0. 3)Sr2Ca2Cu3 gokin no naibu sanka to sono chodendo tokusei

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    Sato, M.; Numazawa, T.; Kimura, H.; Kimura, T.; Fukamachi, M. (National Research Inst. for Metals, Tsukuba, Ibaraki (Japan))

    1994-02-20

    Concerning wire rods for magnets and materials for magnetic shielding, etc. using oxide superconducting substances, studies and development are being made for making the above materials to be composite materials using Ag. In this study, concerning the solute composition of Ag-based alloys, Y1Ba2Cu3, Bi2Sr2Ca1Cu2, and Bi(1.8)Pb(0.3)Sr2Ca2Cu3 have been selected imaging the 123 phase at the Y system, and the 2212 low Tc phase as well as the 2223 high Tc phase at the Bi system. And oxide superconducting substances have been made precipitated in Ag by internal oxidation and thermal treatment of the dissolved alloys compound of Ag-Y1Ba2Cu3, Ag-Bi2Sr2Ca1Cu2, and Ag-Bi(1.8)Pb(0.3)Sr2Ca2Cu3, and its superconducting properties have been studied. Thereby electroconducting paths have been formed by the precipitated oxide superconducting substances and the critical current, though at a low value, has been attained. Also the composition of the above oxide superconducting substances has been image-analyzed from the observation result with an electron beam probe X-ray microanalyzer. With regard to the Ag-Bi(1.8)Pb(0.3)Sr2Ca2Cu3 alloy, precipitation of the single phase of the 2223 phase has not been able to obtain by thermal treatment. 11 refs., 8 figs.

  14. PENGARUH MOTIVASI KERJA DAN KEADILAN ORGANISASI TERHADAP ORGANIZATIONAL CITIZENSHIP BEHAVIOR (OCB

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    Nazmah Nazmah

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk menguji pengaruh motivasi kerja dan keadilan organisasi terhadap organizational citizenship behaviour (OCB. Populasi penelitian adalah karyawan tetap/organikPT. Summit Oto Finance dengan masa kerja lebih dari dua tahun. Jumlah anggota populasi adalah 61 orang. Dikarenakan jumlah subyek yang terbatas, maka seluruhnya dilibatkan sebagai sampel penelitian (teknik total sampling. Data penelitian dikumpulkan dengan menggunakan skala motivasi kerja, skala persepsi keadilan organisas,i dan skalaorganizational citizenship behaviour (OCB. Analisis regresi linier berganda digunakan untuk menguji hipotesis penelitian. Analisa data menunjukkanadanya pengaruh  yang signifikan antara motivasi kerja dan keadilan organisasi terhadap organizational citizenship behavior pada karyawan PT. Summit Oto Finance. Variabel motivasi kerja dan keadilan organisasi memiliki kontribusi terhadap organizational citizenship behavior sebesar 54.7%. Secara spesifik diketahui bahwa karyawan PT. Summit Oto Finance memiliki motivasi kerja, persepsi mengenai keadilan organisasi, serta organizational citizenship behavior yang berada di kategori sedang.

  15. Sobre: Paris era una fiesta de Ernest Hemingway

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    Hugo Ruiz Rojas

    1966-01-01

    Full Text Available Es este un libro publicado después de la muerte del autor, pero escrito entre el otoño de 1957 y el de 1960. Hemingway lo inició y terminó en Cuba, trabajándolo en Ketchum (Idaho por el invierno de 1958-59. Llevó luego el manuscrito a España, en 1959, y volvió con él a Cuba y luego otra vez a Ketchum, a fines de otoño, para terminarlo en la primavera de 1960, tras una interrupción en la cual escribió un libro sobre la rivalidad en los ruedos de España entre los toreros Antonio Ordóñez y Luis Miguel Dominguín, El verano peligroso. Retocó el libro en el otoño de 1960, en Ketchum.

  16. Monomolecular Siloxane Film as a Model of Single Site Catalysts.

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    Martynowycz, Michael W; Hu, Bo; Kuzmenko, Ivan; Bu, Wei; Hock, Adam; Gidalevitz, David

    2016-09-28

    Achieving structurally well-defined catalytic species requires a fundamental understanding of surface chemistry. Detailed structural characterization of the catalyst binding sites in situ, such as single site catalysts on silica supports, is technically challenging or even unattainable. Octadecyltrioxysilane (OTOS) monolayers formed from octadecyltrimethoxysilane (OTMS) at the air-liquid interface after hydrolysis and condensation at low pH were chosen as a model system of surface binding sites in silica-supported Zn(2+) catalysts. We characterize the system by grazing incidence X-ray diffraction, X-ray reflectivity (XR), and X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (XFS). Previous X-ray and infrared surface studies of OTMS/OTOS films at the air-liquid interface proposed the formation of polymer OTOS structures. According to our analysis, polymer formation is inconsistent with the X-ray observations and structural properties of siloxanes; it is energetically unfavorable and thus highly unlikely. We suggest an alternative mechanism of hydrolysis/condensation in OTMS leading to the formation of structurally allowed cyclic trimers with the six-membered siloxane rings, which explain well both the X-ray and infrared results. XR and XFS consistently demonstrate that tetrahedral [Zn(NH3)4](2+) ions bind to hydroxyl groups of the film at a stoichiometric ratio of OTOS:Zn ∼ 2:1. The high binding affinity of zinc ions to OTOS trimers suggests that the six-membered siloxane rings are binding locations for single site Zn/SiO2 catalysts. Our results show that OTOS monolayers may serve as a platform for studying silica surface chemistry or hydroxyl-mediated reactions.

  17. Otoneurologisk udredning ved akut opstået svimmelhed

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    Hansen, Søren; Ninn-Pedersen, Mirjana; Thomasen, Per Caye

    2011-01-01

    Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, vestibular neuronitis and Menière's disease cause most cases of acute vertigo. However, doctors must consider central neurological reasons to vertigo. If it is determined that a patient has oto-neurological vertigo, the next task is to determine whether...... the patient has a peripheral or a central cause of vertigo, if the condition is potentially lethal and if there is a need for acute radiological imaging and/or medical intervention. This review highlights the oto-neurological approach to the dizzy patient with particular focus on the patient's history...

  18. Estrategias de alimentación y cultivo de la dorada (sparus aurata). Regulación endocrina y estado inmunopatológico.

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    Mingarro Martí, Mónica

    2004-01-01

    RESUMEN En la presente tesis doctoral se abordó la regulación de la somatolactina (SL) y del eje somatotrópico (GH-IGF-I) en tres ciclos de engorde con inicio en distinta época del año (primavera, verano y otoño). Se determinaron variaciones estacionales de GH e IGF-I con picos en el periodo estival y los niveles más bajos en otoño e invierno. Los niveles circulantes de GH estuvieron correlacionados positivamente con las tasas de ingesta de alimento, mientras que los niveles de IGF-I lo es...

  19. Fiscal 1997 project on the R and D of industrial scientific technology under consignment from NEDO. Report on the results of the R and D of technologies to invent original high-functional materials (technical development of structure control materials / R and D of multi-stimuli-responsive materials); 1997 nendo sangyo kagaku gijutsu kenkyu kaihatsu jigyo Shin Energy Sangyo Gijutsu Sogo Kaihatsu Kiko itaku. Dokusoteki kokino zairyo sosei gijutsu no kenkyu kaihatsu (kozo seigyo zairyo gijutsu kaihatsu) kodo shigeki oto zairyo no kenkyu kaihatsu seika hokokusho

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    The paper described multi-stimuli-responsive materials out of the technology developments for creating original high-functional materials under the system of R and D of industrial scientific technologies. These are materials which repeatedly reproduce functions such as separation, penetration and movement in response to stimuli by imitating living organisms. In relation to polymer multi-stimuli-responsive materials, various copolymers were synthesized using N-acetyl (meta) acrylamide, of which the synthesis method was established in the previous fiscal year, as a main component, and thermal responsive polymer with upper critical solution temperature which becomes a base of separation functional materials was searched for. By immobilizing it with molecular recognition ligand, measured was thermal dependence of affinity of the immobilized matter to albumin. Also studied were molecular recognition cell adhesion/separation functional materials. Concerning composite multi-stimuli-responsive materials, with the use of silica microcapsule surface-immobilized with silane coupling agent, studied were the optimum conditions for immobilizing thermo-responsive polymer to the surface of the capsule. Using motion functional materials by ion exchange resin, obtained was motion functionality which is satisfactory at the state of practical use. 94 refs., 82 figs., 16 tabs.

  20. BRAIN. Broad Research in Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience - CEREBRO. Investigación en sentido amplio sobre Inteligencia Artificial y Neurociencia - Resumen en español

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    Bogdan Patrut

    2010-01-01

    BRAIN. Broad Research in Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience CEREBRO. Investigación en sentido amplio sobre Inteligencia Artificial y Neurociencia Investigación en sentido amplio sobre Inteligencia Artificial y Neurociencia Volumen 1, Número 4 Octubre 2010: Otoño 2010 www.brain.edusoft.ro Editor Jefe: Bogdan Patrut

  1. COMPARISON OF l'lllYSll(f()~-~

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    application of pectin entiwnes which are commercially Illltl'lltllllc'; processors in Ghana indicated low level of'production title to f VJ; ... “are in juice yield as well as faster rate of tction (llundesen, l994; Dzogbc'lia cl 0].,. ' liitaoabelia and l)jol<oto, 2006). For local conditions. Pectin enzymes pro- ..... pineapple juice extraction.

  2. Primary ciliary dyskinesia: a consensus statement on diagnostic and treatment approaches in children

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    Barbato, A.; Frischer, T.; Kuehni, C. E.; Snijders, D.; Azevedo, I.; Baktai, G.; Bartoloni, L.; Eber, E.; Escribano, A.; Haarman, E.; Hesselmar, B.; Hogg, C.; Jorissen, M.; Lucas, J.; Nielsen, K. G.; O'Callaghan, C.; Omran, H.; Pohunek, P.; Strippoli, M.-P. F.; Bush, A.

    2009-01-01

    Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is associated with abnormal ciliary structure and function, which results in retention of mucus and bacteria in the respiratory tract, leading to chronic oto-sino-pulmonary disease, situs abnormalities and abnormal sperm motility. The diagnosis of PCD requires the

  3. Tanzania Journal of Health Research - Vol 18, No 4 (2016)

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    Risk factors associated with multidrug resistant tuberculosis among patients referred to Kibong'oto Infectious Disease Hospital in northern Tanzania · EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. Nsiande A. Lema, Peter M. Mbelele, Mtebe Majigo, Ahmed Abade, ...

  4. EAMJ September 432-448.indd

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    Sep 9, 2008 ... C. Seshadri, MD., Massachusetts General Hospital, Gray/Jackson 504, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA, L. O.. Uiso, Kibong'oto National ... rate than those who are not infected with HIV(1) and nosocomial transmission ... significantly depressed delayed type hypersensitivity responses resulting in up ...

  5. Testimonio de un despojo

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    SYLVIA DE CASTRO

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Una lectura psicoanalítica de El Otoño del Patriarca, de Gabriel García ;Márquez, en cuyas páginas asistimos a los desbordes de un régimen dictatorial, nos permite situar un objeto cuyo poder de fascinación resulta suficiente para movilizar el curso de lo

  6. Resumen en español

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    BRAIN. Broad Research in Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience
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    Volumen 1, Número 4
    Octubre 2010: Otoño 2010
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  7. Design of machine tool turntable

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    Rygl, Ondřej

    2009-01-01

    Tato bakalářská práce se zabývá konstrukcí otočného stolu obráběcího stroje. V první části jsou popsány základní typy otočných stolů, jednotlivé přístupy při konstrukci pohonu a možnosti použití moderních komponent pro otočné stoly, které trh nabízí. Druhá část práce se věnuje konstrukci otočného stolu s přímým pohonem určeného pro frézku. This bachelor thesis deals with the design of a rotary table for a machine tool. In the first part are described main types of rotary tables, existing a...

  8. Tinnitus guidelines and treatment

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    Larsen, Dalia Gustaityté; Ovesen, Therese

    2014-01-01

    In this study literature search was performed on tinnitus guidelines and treatment. Tinnitus can be described as the perception of sound in the absence of external acoustic stimulation, and validated questionnaires, oto-neurological examination, audiometry tests, MRI and angiography are necessary...

  9. Turismo Gastronómico y Nuevas Tendencias

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    Esteban, Javier; Sánchez, Victoria E.; Antonovica, Arta

    2014-01-01

    ACTAS del VIII Seminario de Otoño: "TURISMO GASTRONÓMICO Y NUEVAS TENDENCIAS" Organizan: Fundación Ciencias Sociales y Mundo Mediterráneo y la Universidad Rey Juan Carlos Celebrado en Calpe (Alicante) 18 y 19 de Octubre Organizan: Fundación Ciencias Sociales y Mundo Mediterráneo y la Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

  10. 44 East and Central African Journal of Surgery Volume 12 Number 2 ...

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    Josephine Nakato

    results. Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital, 2004, 24: 2-7. 9. Vartiainen E and Nuutinen J. Long-term hearing results of one-stage tympanoplasty for chronic otitis media European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology 1992, 249, 6: 329-331. 10. Shinohara T, Gyo K., Saiki T. Yanagihara N. Ossiculoplasty using hydroxyapatite protheses:.

  11. Läti kunsti aastanäitus "Rudens 2001"

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    Läti Riiklikus Kunstimuuseumis on visuaalse kunsti aastanäitus "Rudens 2001", mulluse aastanäituse "Rudens 2000" parimate kunstnike (Helena Heinrihsone, Laima Puntule, Juris Putamsi, Oto Zitmansi jt.) tööd on galeriis "Riga" (Aspazijas bulv. 20)

  12. Genetic and bibliographic information: EYA1 [GenLibi

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    Full Text Available al Abnormalities (C16.131) > Chromosome Disorders (C16.131.260) > Branchio-Oto-Renal Syndrome (C16.131.260.0...90) Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities (C16) > Genetic Diseases, Inborn (C16.320) > Chromosome Disorder

  13. NPS State Vector Analysis and Relative Motion Plotting Software for STS-51. Appendix C

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    1994-03-01

    8217sample) int type; if ((type =orbj~ort~ procesO ) ==NO) return -1; if (type =PKT-orbiter) { tt-otrsae&rie~we~ric-oto,&anl-obis TT-[O ,-60.) state-vector...info constructo . *NOTES: *The Emzn mapped structure, and the army of these maps in the Earn info, were "* from an earlier version of this code. This

  14. A longitudinal evaluation of hearing and ventilation tube insertion in patients with primary ciliary dyskinesia

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    Andersen, Tobias Nicolai; Alanin, Mikkel Christian; von Buchwald, Christian

    2016-01-01

    INTRODUCTION: Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is an autosomal recessive genetic disease, which primarily manifests with oto-sino-pulmonary symptoms. Otitis media with effusion (OME) is common from early childhood. The existing literature on OME management in PCD is conflicting. The goals of the ...

  15. JPRS Report, China.

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    1991-05-15

    choosing industries that also realize that since these corporations operate within are key industries being developed and nurtured by the international...was a male salesclerk in a Beijing shop. Addicted Invasion oto homosexuality , he caught this fatal disease of the While VD was becoming widespread and

  16. Literatura argentina transnacional. Nuevos ámbitos y fronteras

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    Escuela de Estudios Hispano-Americanos, (EEHA-CSIC); Departamento de Filologías Integradas. Universidad de Sevilla

    2005-01-01

    Díptico del Encuentro Internacional celebrado en la Escuela de Estudios Hispano-Americanos del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas en el marco de las III Jornadas Americanistas de Otoño. Sevilla, 17 y 18 de noviembre de 2005.

  17. 2,3-Dihydroxybenzoic acid attenuates kanamycin-induced volume reduction in mouse utricular type I hair cells

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    Severinsen, Stig Åvall; Kirkegaard, Mette; Nyengaard, Jens Randel

    2006-01-01

    The aminoglycoside kanamycin is a commonly used antibiotic, but unfortunately it is oto- and nephrotoxic in large doses. The negative effects are thought to be due to the formation of free radicals which is why strong antioxidants and iron chelators like 2,3-dihydroxybenzoic acid (DHB) are of great...

  18. Proceedings of Colloquium/Workshop on Composite Materials and Structures, Standardization, Qualification, Certification Held at Washington, DC on 8-10 May 1984.

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    1984-07-01

    only. J0iAN 73 OTO VINO 55OSLT UNCLASSIFIED SECURITY CLASIICATION OF TMIS PAGE (Wpm.. Des Ene) %*4 t~~j.I rs IM q. r’ - UNCLASSIFIED WCUNTY...8217=" ,’ %% ,% % %=%\\ , -%q *. 4 ’,.~ - ,’ . .9 .* ,-. .’.-- MITTNICK, Melvin AVCO, Specialty Materials Div.617-454-5746 ...- 2 Industria I Ave

  19. Otoneurologisk udredning ved akut opstået svimmelhed

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    Hansen, Søren; Ninn-Pedersen, Mirjana; Thomasen, Per Caye

    2011-01-01

    Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, vestibular neuronitis and Menière's disease cause most cases of acute vertigo. However, doctors must consider central neurological reasons to vertigo. If it is determined that a patient has oto-neurological vertigo, the next task is to determine whether...

  20. Plasma drug activity assay for treatment optimization in tuberculosis patients

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    Heysell, S.K.; Mtabho, C.; Mpagama, S.; Mwaigwisya, S.; Pholwat, S.; Ndusilo, N.; Gratz, J.; Aarnoutse, R.E.; Kibiki, G.S.; Houpt, E.R.

    2011-01-01

    Low antituberculosis (TB) drug levels are common, but their clinical significance remains unclear, and methods of measurement are resource intensive. Subjects initiating treatment for sputum smear-positive pulmonary TB were enrolled from Kibong'oto National TB Hospital, Tanzania, and levels of

  1. Dark matter search with CaF sub 2 scintillators in Osaka

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    Ogawa, I; Hazama, R; Ajimura, S; Matsuoka, K; Suzuki, N; Nitta, T; Miyawaki, H; Shiomi, S; Tanaka, Y; Ejiri, H; Kudomi, N; Kume, K; Ohsumi, H; Fushimi, K

    2000-01-01

    A detector system which consists of CaF sub 2 scintillators surrounded by active and passive shields, is developed to search for spin coupled dark matter. The whole system is in operation at the underground laboratory located in Nara (Oto Cosmo Observatory) which has effectively 1.2 km water equivalent shield. In this article our current status of the investigation is described.

  2. la sialometaplasie necrosante necrotizing sialometaplasia of the plate

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    It is often confused clinically and histopathologically with malignancies, such as squamous cell carcinoma or mucoepidermoid carcinoma. We report a case of NS in ... Keywords: Necrotizing sialometaplasia; oral; palate; histology. CAS CLINIQUE .... Necrotizing sialometaplasia of the nasal cavity. Am J Oto- laryngol. 1982 ...

  3. Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery in undergraduate medical education: advances and innovations.

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    Fung, Kevin

    2015-02-01

    Medical students graduate with the knowledge and skills to be undifferentiated general physicians. Otolaryngology-head and neck surgery (OtoHNS) is an essential component of primary healthcare, but is disproportionately under-represented in undergraduate medical education (UME). Advances and innovations in educational technology may represent an exciting and creative solution to this important problem. Failure to meet this educational need will result in substantial downstream effects in primary healthcare delivery. The objectives of this study were to 1) demonstrate current deficits in OtoHNS teaching at the UME level; 2) develop, validate, and critically appraise educational innovations that may enrich OtoHNS teaching in medical school curricula; and 3) propose a process for standardization of learning objectives for OtoHNS in UME as it relates to development and deployment of such educational tools. A white paper, prepared as a Triological Society thesis, which consolidates a prospective 10-year investigation of the problem of and potential solutions for under-representation of OtoHNS in UME. Cited datasets include multicenter surveys, cohort studies, and prospective, randomized controlled trials. A series of published and unpublished data were synthesized that addresses the following: 1) the current state of OtoHNS teaching at the UME level with respect to content, volume, structure, and methods; and 2) educational innovations including e-learning and simulation with emphasis on validity and learning effectiveness. Educational innovations specific to postgraduate (residency) training were excluded. Data support the observation that there is uniformly disproportionate under-representation of OtoHNS within UME curricula. Medical school graduates, especially those pursuing primary care specialties, report poor overall comfort levels in managing OtoHNS problems. A series of novel teaching methods were developed and validated using e-learning and simulation

  4. Granulomatosis with polyangiitis and facial palsy: Literature review and insight in the autoimmune pathogenesis.

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    Iannella, Giannicola; Greco, Antonio; Granata, Guido; Manno, Alessandra; Pasquariello, Benedetta; Angeletti, Diletta; Didona, Dario; Magliulo, Giuseppe

    2016-07-01

    Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) is an autoimmune systemic necrotizing small-vessel vasculitis associated with the presence of anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA). Oto-neurological manifestations of ANCA-associated vasculitis according to PR3-ANCA positivity and MPO-ANCA positivity are usually reported. Facial nerve palsy is usually reported during the clinical course of the disease but it might appear as the presenting sign of GPA. Necrotizing vasculitis of the facial nerve 'vasa nervorum' is nowadays the most widely accepted etiopathogenetic theory to explain facial damage in GPA patients. A central role for PR3-ANCA in the pathophysiology of vasculitis in GPA patients with oto-neurological manifestation is reported. GPA requires prompt, effective management of the acute and chronic manifestations. Once the diagnosis of GPA has been established, clinicians should devise an appropriate treatment strategy for each individual patient, based on current clinical evidence, treatment guidelines and recommendations. Copyright © 2016. Published by Elsevier B.V.

  5. MUCORMYCOSE OTOCEREBRALE: À PROPOS D'UN CAS ...

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    16 juin 2006 ... La localisation oto cérébrale, sans atteinte de la cavité nasa- le, des sinus paranasaux et de l'orbite, est très rare. En effet,. Yun [13] a rapporté un cas de ... massif facial vont permettre de préciser les images de sinusi- te, la destruction osseuse et permettent de suivre l'extension locorégionale des lésions ...

  6. Alerta De Insecto-Escarabajo asiatico de antenoas largas

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    Marco A. Fonseca; Ronald F. Billings

    Hay probablemente una sola generacion de ALB por a'o. Los escarabajos adultos por lo general estan presentes de mayo a octubre, pero se pueden encontrar mas temprano en la primavera o mas tarde en el oto?o si las temperaturas son calidas. Los adultos por lo general permanecen en el arbol del que emergieron o se pueden desplazar por distancias cortas hacia un...

  7. Desorden de panico: conceptualizacion y tratamiento psicologico

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    Alfonso Martínez Taboas

    1989-01-01

    In this paper we present the clinical characteristics oto panic disorder (PD). From our review, it is tentatively concluded that PD is a unique anxiety experience, with peculiar qualitative and quantitative features. Next, we present the principal arguments of the biomedical approach, and find them insufficient to adequately explain the totality of the PD. At this point we outline how a psychological model can explain the etiology and maintenance of a PD. The role of catastr...

  8. Thymus vulgaris subsp. mansanetianus subsp. nov. (Lamiaceae)

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    Pedro Pablo Ferrer-Gallego; Albert J. Navarro Peris; Emilio Laguna Lumbreras; Gonzalo Mateo Sanz

    2013-01-01

    RESUMEN: Se describe una nueva subespecie de Thymus vulgaris L. (Lamiaceae); Th. vulgaris subsp. mansanetianus subsp. nov., caracterizada por presentar un hábito postrado, tallos estoloníferos, decumbentes y radicantes, hojas muy estrechas y una floración otoñal. ABSTRACT: Thymus vulgaris subsp. mansanetianus subsp. nov. (Lamiaceae). A new subspecies of Thymus vulgaris L. (Lamiaceae); Th. vulgaris subsp. mansanetianus subsp. nov. is described. This new subspecies is characterized by its prost...

  9. Plasma Drug Activity Assay for Treatment Optimization in Tuberculosis Patients ▿ †

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    Heysell, Scott K.; Mtabho, Charles; Mpagama, Stellah; Mwaigwisya, Solomon; Pholwat, Suporn; Ndusilo, Norah; Gratz, Jean; Aarnoutse, Rob E.; Kibiki, Gibson S.; Houpt, Eric R.

    2011-01-01

    Low antituberculosis (TB) drug levels are common, but their clinical significance remains unclear, and methods of measurement are resource intensive. Subjects initiating treatment for sputum smear-positive pulmonary TB were enrolled from Kibong'oto National TB Hospital, Tanzania, and levels of isoniazid, rifampin, ethambutol, and pyrazinamide were measured at the time of typical peak plasma concentration (C2 h). To evaluate the significance of the effect of observed drug levels on Mycobacteri...

  10. Plasma Drug Activity Assay for Ttreatment Optimization in Tuberculosis Patients.

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    Heysell, Scott K.; Mtabho, Charles; Mpagama, Stellah; Mwaigwisya, Solomon; Pholwat, Suporn; Ndusilo, Norah; Gratz, Jean; Aarnoutse, Rob E.; Kibiki, Gibson S.; Houpt, Eric R.

    2011-01-01

    Low antituberculosis (TB) drug levels are common, but their clinical significance remains unclear, and methods of measurement are resource intensive. Subjects initiating treatment for sputum smear-positive pulmonary TB were enrolled from Kibong'oto National TB Hospital, Tanzania, and levels of isoniazid, rifampin, ethambutol, and pyrazinamide were measured at the time of typical peak plasma concentration (C(2 h)). To evaluate the significance of the effect of observed drug levels on Mycobacte...

  11. Les corps étrangers laryngo-trachéo-bronchiques: expérience de l ...

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    Il s'agissait d'une étude rétrospective réalisée sur une période de 6 ans (Avril 2006-Mars 2012), dans les services d'Oto-Rhino-Laryngologie et de chirurgie cervico-faciale (ORL-CCF) de l'HIA OBO de Libreville. Nous avons répertorié 21 dossiers de patients admis pour corps étrangers laryngo-trachéo-bronchiques.

  12. Aspirated High Pressure Compressor

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    2006-08-01

    suggested by the General Electric Company based on an advanced military engine concept intended for high speed flight. The resultant high flight...section, consisting of the two rotors, each on an computed points. The peak pressure ratio is 3.08 and the peak independent, electric motor-driven...instrumentation along Moto . .. ,oto2 with the test error analysis were given by Onnee [14). SFlywheel 2 BLOWDOWN OPERATION T--’..Exit-t-rottle

  13. Annual Fuze Conference (45th)

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    2001-04-18

    Microwave, Programmable) by Antonio Carriero, Simmel Difesa, Italy Optronic Mortar Proximity Fuze PX581 by Peter Becker, Dr. Gerhard Nowicki, Dr...OTOBREDA DIV. (former OTO Melara) • computer modeling • µW sensor • signal processor • firing tests SIMMEL DIFESA SpA (heritage from Borletti and BPD...Anthony Melita Director, Strategic & Tactical Systems Dr. George Schneiter Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology & Logistics) Mr

  14. AVTONOMNO NAPAJANJE HIŠE S SONČNO ELEKTRARNO IN PRENOSNIM AGREGATOM

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    HRAST, SIMON

    2015-01-01

    Diplomska naloga opisuje avtonomno napajanje stanovanjske hiše iz obnovljivih virov in/ali z generatorjem v primeru daljšega izpada napajanja iz omrežja. V teoretičnem delu smo podrobneje definirali delovanje samostojnega otočnega solarnega sistema (sestavni deli solarnega sistema so: fotonapetostni modul, akumulatorji, regulatorji, razsmerniki, porabniki), prednosti in slabosti omenjenega sistema, pregled in primeri cen kompletov za solarni sistem ter opis agregatov. V praktičnem de...

  15. Vidiki etičnega poslovanja

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    Vesna Škedelj

    2015-01-01

    RQ: Using the concept of business ethics and corporate social responsibility are necessary and also long-termeconomic profitable. Purpose: The aim of this paper is to define business ethics as a driver of competitive advantage of companies. Method: Analysis of Papers from the Proceedings 22 Forum excellence and mastery, Otočec and magazines for universal excellence. Results: Define business ethics as a factor of competitive advantage of companies. Identify the factors of business eth...

  16. Cri du chat syndrome and primary ciliary dyskinesia: a common genetic cause on chromosome 5p.

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    Shapiro, Adam J; Weck, Karen E; Chao, Kay C; Rosenfeld, Margaret; Nygren, Anders O H; Knowles, Michael R; Leigh, Margaret W; Zariwala, Maimoona A

    2014-10-01

    Cri du chat syndrome (CdCS) and primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) are rare diseases that present with frequent respiratory symptoms. PCD can be caused by hemizygous DNAH5 mutation in combination with a 5p segmental deletion attributable to CdCS on the opposite chromosome. Chronic oto-sino-pulmonary symptoms or organ laterality defects in CdCS should prompt an evaluation for PCD. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  17. Los comienzos de la Feria del Libro de Buenos Aires

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    Espósito, Fabio

    2012-01-01

    El propósito de esta ponencia es desarrollar algunas ideas preliminares para pensar una historia de la Feria del Libro de Buenos Aires. Desde hace casi cuarenta años a comienzos del otoño libreros y editores exhiben y venden libros, organizan jornadas profesionales, animan tertulias y paneles; los autores firman ejemplares, ofrecen conferencias, participan de mesas redondas, presentan novedades, es decir en un recinto cerrado y durante un tiempo breve convergen los intereses y las expectativa...

  18. Clinical Investigation Program Report.

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    1981-10-01

    Otolaryngology Service 1980 OTO-80-03 Quantitative Assesment of Olfaction Following Nasal SurQery. (0) 71 Surgery Service 1979 S-79-01 Hemodynamics of...Objective: To determine if oxytocin release by breast stimulation can -- eervix in obstetrical patients who are at term. Technical Approach: Patients are...system problem. Females should not be pregnant or lactating ; and patients under 29 years of age will not be studied, unless in these both conditions the

  19. Chromosome 11q13 deletion syndrome

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    Kim, Yu-Seon; Kim, Gun-Ha; Byeon, Jung Hye; Eun, So-Hee; Eun, Baik-Lin

    2016-01-01

    Chromosome 11q13 deletion syndrome has been previously reported as either otodental syndrome or oculo-oto-dental syndrome. The otodental syndrome is characterized by dental abnormalities and high-frequency sensorineural hearing loss, and by ocular coloboma in some cases. The underlying genetic defect causing otodental syndrome is a hemizygous microdeletion involving the FGF3 gene on chromosome 11q13.3. Recently, a new form of severe deafness, microtia (small ear) and small teeth, without the ...

  20. Linear, Low Noise Microwave Photonic Systems using Phase and Frequency Modulation

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    2012-05-11

    signal onto the intensity of an optical carrier provided by a semiconductor laser. The o-to-e transducer is a photodiode, which detects the envelope ...the light, phase and frequency modulation can not be directly detected . Coherent detection using hetero- dyning is one possibile demodulation scheme...but heterodyning is nonlinear and adds complexity. Alternatively, one can use a direct- detection system. We have designed demodulators which use optical

  1. Open tracheostomy training: a nationwide survey among Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery residents.

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    Muallem-Kalmovich, Limor; Pitaro, Jacob; Asaly, Ayman; Kessler, Alex; Eviatar, Ephraim; Shteiner, Moran; Marom, Tal

    2017-11-01

    The aim of this study was to examine the training methods and needs of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (OTO-HNS) residents to independently perform open tracheostomy (OT). An anonymous 26-items questionnaire pertaining to OT teaching aspects was distributed to all 93 Israeli OTO-HNS residents during March-June 2016. Residents were categorized as 'juniors,' if they were in their post-graduate year (PGY)-1 and PGY-2; 'mid-residency' (PGY-3 and PGY-4); or 'seniors' (PGY-5 and PGY-6). Response rate was 74% (n = 69). There were 25 'juniors' (36%), 24 'mid-residency' (35%) and 20 'seniors' (29%). Overall, the responses of the 3 groups were similar. Forty-seven (68%) residents estimated that there are ≥ 50 tracheostomies/year in their hospital, which roughly corresponds to an exposure of ~ 8 tracheostomies/year/resident. There was an inconsistency between the number of teaching hours given and the number of hours requested for OT training (23% received ≥ 5 h, but 82% declared they needed ≥ 5 h). Eighty-two percentage reported that their main training was conducted during surgery with peer residents or senior physicians. Forty-five (65%) feel competent to perform OT, including juniors. Due to the need to perform OT in urgent scenarios, the competency of OTO-HNS resident is crucial. Training for OT in Israeli OTO-HNS residency programs is not well structured. Yet, residents reported they feel confident to perform OT, already in the beginning of their residency. Planned educational programs to improve OT training should be done in the beginning of the residency and may include designated 'hands-on' platforms; objective periodic surgical competence assessments; and specialist's feedback, using structured assessment forms.

  2. Out-of-Time-Ordered Density Correlators in Luttinger Liquids

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    Dóra, Balázs; Moessner, Roderich

    2017-07-01

    Information scrambling and the butterfly effect in chaotic quantum systems can be diagnosed by out-of-time-ordered (OTO) commutators through an exponential growth and large late time value. We show that the latter feature shows up in a strongly correlated many-body system, a Luttinger liquid, whose density fluctuations we study at long and short wavelengths, both in equilibrium and after a quantum quench. We find rich behavior combining robustly universal and nonuniversal features. The OTO commutators display temperature- and initial-state-independent behavior and grow as t2 for short times. For the short-wavelength density operator, they reach a sizable value after the light cone only in an interacting Luttinger liquid, where the bare excitations break up into collective modes. This challenges the common interpretation of the OTO commutator in chaotic systems. We benchmark our findings numerically on an interacting spinless fermion model in 1D and find persistence of central features even in the nonintegrable case. As a nonuniversal feature, the short-time growth exhibits a distance-dependent power.

  3. Actividad reproductiva en tres especies simpátricas del género Liolaemus (Reptilia: Sauria: Tropiduridae Actividad reproductiva en tres especies simpátricas del género Liolaemus (Reptilia: Sauria: Tropiduridae

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    Ramírez Pinilla Martha Patricia

    1992-09-01

    Full Text Available Sympatric species Liolaemus bibroni (oviparous, Liolaemus elongatus and Liolaemus ruibali (viviparous have partial fall reproductive activity for males and females. Males are reproductively active between fall and spring, females are vitellogenic especially during this season, they are gravid in spring and the oviposition/parturition occur at the end of spring and early summer. Reproductive cycles of males and females have not a long rest phase, and apparently are continuous. The incidence of  environmental and endogenous factors over the partial fall reproductive pattern in Liolaemus species is discussed. Machos y hembras de las especies simpátricas Liolaemus bibroni (ovípara, Liolaemus elongatus y Liolaemus ruibali (vivíparas tienen actividad reproductiva parcial de otoño. Los machos son reproductivos entre otoño y primavera, período en el que las hembras son vitelogénicas; las hembras están grávidas en primavera y el parto/oviposición sucede al final de esta estación y verano temprano. Los ciclos reproductivos de machos y hembras no tienen un período de receso prolongado, y tienden a ser continuos. Se discute la incidencia de factores ambientales y endógenos en el patrón reproductivo parcial de otoño en especies de Liolaemus.

  4. Letters of recommendation to an otolaryngology/head and neck surgery residency program: their function and the role of gender.

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    Messner, Anna H; Shimahara, Erika

    2008-08-01

    To ascertain common features and gender differences in letters of recommendation (LORs) for applicants to an otolaryngology/head and neck surgery (OHNS) residency program. Retrospective review. Seven hundred sixty-three LORs submitted to one OHNS residency program in 2006 were reviewed. All 763 letters "recommended" the applicant for OHNS residency. Ninety-one percent of letters were written by men, 68.4% by male otolaryngologists (OTOs), 4.2% by female OTOs, and 33% by OHNS department chairs or division chiefs (100% men). A comparison of female and male letter writers revealed five categories with significant differences: female letter writers were more likely to call an applicant a "team player" (P = .000), "compassionate," (P = .001) and use strings of adjectives (P = .024). In contrast, they were less likely when compared with male letter writers, to mention an applicant's personal life (P = .003), or write "letters of minimal assurance" (P = .035). Evaluation of the letters by applicant gender revealed two findings: letter writers were more likely to use a gender term in letters for male applicants (P = .004), and male letter writers were more likely to make reference to a female candidate's physical appearance (P = .040). LORs for OHNS residency universally advocate for the applicant. The letters are written predominately by the highest-ranking male OTOs in academic medicine. In the LORs, male and female applicants are described similarly. Male and female letter writers, however, often describe applicants in different ways regardless of applicant gender.

  5. Blinded randomized controlled study of a web-based otoscopy simulator in undergraduate medical education.

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    Stepniak, Camilla; Wickens, Brandon; Husein, Murad; Paradis, Josee; Ladak, Hanif M; Fung, Kevin; Agrawal, Sumit K

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    OtoTrain is a Web-based otoscopy simulator that has previously been shown to have face and content validity. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of this Web-based otoscopy simulator in teaching diagnostic otoscopy to novice learners STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, blinded randomized control trial. Second-year medical students were invited to participate in the study. A pretest consisted of a series of otoscopy videos followed by an open-answer format assessment pertaining to the characteristics and diagnosis of each video. Participants were then randomly divided into a control group and a simulator group. Following the pretest, both groups attended standard otology lectures, but the simulator group was additionally given unlimited access to OtoTrain for 1 week. A post-test was completed using a separate set of otoscopy videos. Tests were graded based on a comprehensive marking scheme. The pretest and post-test were anonymized, and the three evaluators were blinded to student allotment. A total of 41 medical students were enrolled in the study and randomized to the control group (n = 20) and the simulator group (n = 21). There was no significant difference between the two groups on their pretest scores. With the standard otology lectures, the control group had a 31% improvement in their post-test score (mean ± standard error of the mean, 30.4 ± 1.5) compared with their pretest score (23.3 ± 1.8) (P simulator group had the addition of OtoTrain to the otology lectures, and their score improved by 71% on their post-test (37.8 ± 1.6) compared to their pretest (22.1 ± 1.9) (P simulator group had a 24% higher score than the control group (P < .002). Inter-rater reliability between the blinded evaluators was excellent (r = 0.953, P < .001). The use of OtoTrain increased the diagnostic otoscopic performance in novice learners. OtoTrain may be an effective teaching adjunct for undergraduate medical students. 1b. Laryngoscope, 127:1306-1311, 2017.

  6. Rendimiento y calidad de forraje del pasto ovillo (Dactylis glomerata L. al variar la frecuencia e intensidad de pastoreo

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    Jorge Armando Villareal González

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    Full Text Available El objetivo fue determinar el rendimiento y calidad del pasto ovillo ( Dactylis glomerata L., al variar la frecuencia e intensidad de pastoreo. Se evaluaron tres frecuencias (2, 3 y 4 semanas en primavera y verano y 4, 5 y 6 semanas durante otoño y dos intensidades de pastoreo (severa: 3 a 5 cm y ligera: 6 a 8 cm de altura de forr aje residual. Se evaluó el rendimiento de forraje, tasa de acumulación neta de forraje (TANF, composición morfoló gica y calidad del forraje. El mayor rendimiento acumulado y TANF se presentaron con pastoreo severo cada 4 y 6 sem anas y en ambas intensidades cada 3 y 5 semanas. El mayor rendimiento estacional (7,844; 7,699; 7114 kg MS ha -1 se presentó en verano en las mismas frecuencias e intensidades de pastoreo, respectivamente ( P <0.05. Durante primavera no se observaron dife rencias en rendimiento y TANF entre frecuencias de pastoreo. En otoño la frecuencia de 5 semanas superó a la de 4 ( P <0.05, pero no diferente a la de 6 semanas. En todas las estaciones del año la intensidad de pastoreo severo superó a la ligera, siendo diferentes en primavera y verano ( P <0.05. En general, el contenido de proteína total y digestibilidad in vitro de la materia seca tendieron a disminuir conforme aumentó el intervalo de pastoreo, siendo en promedio de 20 y 65 %, respectivamente. Se concluye que para obtener el mayor re ndimiento y calidad de forraje, los pastoreos deben realizarse cada 4 semanas durante primavera-verano y cada 5 semanas en otoño, a una intensidad severa.

  7. Changing the pupal–case architecture as a survival strategy in the caddisfly, Annitella amelia Sipahiler, 1998 (Insecta, Trichoptera)

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    Alba–Tercedor, J.; Sáinz–Bariáin, M.; Zamora–Muñoz, C.

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    Cambio de la arquitectura del estuche pupal como estrategia de supervivencia en el tricóptero, Annitella amelia Sipahiler, 1998 (Insecta, Trichoptera) A principios de otoño, se recogieron estuches pupales de Annitella amelia Sipahiler 1998, una especie muy poco frecuente de tricóptero, en las orillas de una pequeño arroyo de cabecera situado en el noroeste del península ibérica, en España. Algunos de los estuches se habían construido como un nuevo tubo dentro de otro. Asimismo, para la pu...

  8. A Numerical Method for Computing the Transonic Fan Duct Flow over a Centerbody into an Exterior Free Stream - Program Tea-343,

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    Duct and in the Extarnal Stream Since the entropy change across a weak shock is third order in the pressure Jump, we shall assume irrotational flow and...44 t N NmC , w44 mm mu𔃺 "oi ’P, 0 W t- JOt to 0%O, % 4 OtO 00 W 0o C 0 in 100 0na e0 00 0 0a 0. 0D% 8 14 CY cmNW N to N’W 4 𔃾 NO . -AN t U% P. 55

  9. Traducir utilizando Internet, Traducir con Speechy Project

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    Nicolás Fermín Pino James

    2011-01-01

    Speechy Project surgió el pasado otoño de 2009 con la intención de ayudar a estudiantes de nivel avanzado de lengua inglesa a sacarle partido a Internet. Desde entonces, este sitio web ha “tamizado” la red con el objetivo de seleccionar los mejores recursos online y clasificarlos ordenadamente en sus listas a posteriori.  En esta corriente, varias filtraciones se han llevado a cabo en diferentes campos de la lengua inglesa. Este artículo se centrará en el campo de la Traducción que se proyect...

  10. La Enseñanza de la Oftalmología en la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia entre 1899 y 1960.

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    Alfonso Tribín Piedrahita

    1999-01-01

    Es bien difícil precisar la fecha en la cual comienza la enseñanza de la Oftalmología en la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

    Sabemos sí que en sus comienzos se involucraban bajo el título de Organos de los Sentidos las especialidades de Oftalmología y Oto-Rino-Laringología y que un Servicio Hospitalario dedicado exclusivamente a la atención y enseñanza de estas dos especialidades tuvo lugar en el Hospital San Juan de Dios, anexo a la Univ...

  11. Medida lineal de variables mecánicas en bancos dinamométricos de corriente corriente continua por medio de parámetros eléctricos no lineales

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    Sanjurjo Navarro, Rafael

    2011-01-01

    Un banco dinamomotrico es un freno de calibración de motores, en el que la potencia del objeto que se prueba se transforma en energia electrica mediante un generador de corriente continua, y se disipa en una carga resistiva . Las variables, que interesa medir en un banco, son normalmente la velocidad, el par y a partir de ellas la potencia. También se miden otras variables, según el tipo de motor, como presión de admisión, consumo, oto* Una característica importante del bancos es que su funci...

  12. Patrones de movimiento del tiburón blanco (Carcharodon carcharias) en Isla Guadalupe, México

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    Hoyos Padilla, Edgar Mauricio

    2009-01-01

    En la Isla Guadalupe, Baja California, se ha registrado una gran población de tiburones blancos (Carcharodon carcharias). La presente tesis tiene como objetivo conocer el comportamiento del tiburón blanco en Isla Guadalupe con el fin de proveer información biológica para el desarrollo de un futuro plan de manejo y conservación de esta especie en México. Se utilizó telemetría acústica durante los meses de otoño del 2004 al 2007 para conocer los patrones de movimiento y la profundidades de nado...

  13. El museo deslumbrante

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    Fernando Arbeláez

    1964-05-01

    Full Text Available La atmósfera del aeropuerto gira como un antorcha del pleno vera no a un cuando hace tiempo el zodíaco ha marcado los principios de otoño. Luz, luz primero que todo, sobre los colores de Grecia, el blanco y el azul, que destellan en los aviones de la Olimpic Airways; una luz parpadeante que se repite en interminables reflejos sin fatiga y que viene a confirmar mis sospechas de que es la mejor época para visitar esta esquina de Europa.

  14. Pobreza, exclusión social y crecimiento económico en la Unión Europea

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    Cruz-Morato, Marco Antonio; García-Lizana, Antonio

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    A pesar de los esfuerzos realizados en la Unión Europea en la lucha contra la pobreza y la exclusión social, tal problemática persiste por encima del paso del tiempo, con graves consecuencias sociales y económicas. Así, con independencia de que todos los países acusen el impacto de la situación de deterioro económico que venimos arrastrando desde el otoño de 2007, la impresión inmediata es la de encontrar mayores dificultades para afrontar tal proceso, desde los mismos comienzos, en aqu...

  15. Speech, admittance and tone tests in school screening. Reconciling economics with pathology and disability perspectives.

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    Haggard, M P; Wood, E J; Carroll, S

    1984-08-01

    In theory a criterion can be set on any test score to 'pass' or 'fail' a desired percentage of any population; but in practice, particular measures used in screening can have both intrinsically appropriate criteria and zones of great uncertainty in relation to the condition being screened. For example, the criteria for possible abnormality on oto-admittance measures in single-test screening for middle ear disease are intrinsically rather too sensitive, as potentially pathological signs are displayed by a high proportion of the population. In contrast, criteria on pure tone measures are intrinsically insensitive. One solution to such dilemmas and to other deficiencies of screening lies in a two-test approach. In two investigations we have examined these accepted screening tests in relation to a proposal to introduce also a disability measure as a means of broadening the information available from school screening systems and reducing over-referral from oto-admittance screening. A minimal-pair monosyllable 2-alternative forced-choice speech-in-noise test with a picture-pointing identification response was developed and refined. The results obtained usefully complement existing screening methods and we examine ways of combining them with either pure tone threshold of oto-admittance measures. A sequential set of criteria for passing, referral or continuation of testing allows the test to be applied in short form for those children failing a pre-screen at a stringent level. In this way a reduction of approximately 10% of the total screened sample is obtained in the number of children needing referral or re-testing; the total testing time need not increase substantially; and more precise disability information is obtained on the marginal cases, where it is needed. Multiple regression enables a severity index (on the same scale as the widely appreciated pure-tone threshold scale) to be derived from speech and oto-admittance measures jointly. An adequate basis of referral

  16. Ciclos de actividad diaria y estacional de un gremio de saurios en las dunas de arena de Viesca, Coahuila, México Daily and seasonal activity patterns of a lizard guild in the sand dunes of Viesca, Coahuila, Mexico

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    Cristina García-De la Peña; Héctor Gadsden; Armando J. Contreras-Balderas; Gamaliel Castañeda

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    En el 2002 se evaluaron los ciclos de actividad diaria y estacional de los saurios Uta stejnegeri, Uma exsul y Aspidoscelis marmorata en un hábitat de dunas al suroeste de Coahuila, México. Se recorrió un transecto de 500 m, cada hora (de 0700 a 1900 h) durante 7 días, en primavera, verano y otoño. Se registró el número de individuos activos por especie, la temperatura del aire y del sustrato, y la humedad relativa. La amplitud de nicho temporal se calculó mediante el Índice estandarizado de ...

  17. Foundation Report, Dam & Spillway, Taylorsville Lake, Ohio River Basin, Salt River, Kentucky.

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    material that was exposed downstream of the core trench in the old river bottom. The material was extremely wet and pumping under heavy equipment loads...The remainder of the hole to within approximately 10’ of the top was filled with ANFO -P. The shot was wired and detonated in the same manner as...PHOTO NO. 602 VIEW DOWNSTREAM ALONG CONDUIT AFT~ER A HEAVY RAINFPALL 12 JUNE 1981 PH{OTO NO. 603 RETREAT CHANNEL LEFT SLOPE DOWNSTREAM OF RIPRAP

  18. Optimization on Enhancement of the Plexsys Network Messaging System (EMAIL).

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    ELSE BEGIN GotoXY(I,!); DelLine; END; 23. %7 IV kr WL V-x~r Mv-X~W -W~r 6otoXY(column,row)-; InsLine; node-In := node ln +l; curnd^.newln := 1; curnd... clase ~idlist); unlock-, End; (read infile) I PRE POPUP ROUTINES-, Procedure prejpopup; Var promptxl integer; Begin Readwin :2Pop indow(XI-, YI-, X2+1...I NT 2 4 OF F -------------------------------------------------I ( ive Critical Error Service pointer back to previous user Procedure INT?4Off; Begin

  19. Estudio de las ectomicorrizas en una trufera cultivada situada en Olóriz (Navarra).

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    En el presente trabajo se aportan los resultados obtenidos en el estudio de las ectomicorrizas presentes en una trufera cultivada situada en Olóriz (Navarra), plantada con árboles (encinas, robles y avellanos) micorrizados por la trufa negra Tuber melanosporum Vitt, a partir de los muéstreos realizados estacionalmente en primavera y otoño durante los años 1996 y 1997. Se han clasificado un total de 7 tipos micorrícicos, en 5 de los cuales se ha identificado el simbionte fúng...

  20. Biomasa acumulada e indicadores de calidad nutritiva en cebadilla chaqueña (Bromus auleticus Trinius ex Nees

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    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Bromus auleticus (cebadilla chaqueña es considerada uno de los recursos forrajeros más promisorios delCono Sur. Presenta variación entre poblaciones que ha sido determinada para diversos caracteres vegetativos, lo cual podría traducirse en diferencias de producción y calidad de forraje. El objetivo del presente estudio fue evaluar dos procedencias de cebadilla chaqueña (Argentina y Uruguay para biomasa acumulada e indicadores de calidad nutritiva en dos períodos del año (verano-otoño y otoño-primavera. Se compararon cinco clones uruguayos (U y cinco argentinos (A, dispuestos al azar en surcos distanciados a 1 m entre sí, con 10 plantas cada uno. Se determinó biomasa acumulada por planta (B y calidad, midiendo Fibra Detergente Neutra (FDN, Proteína Bruta (PB y Digestibilidad de la Materia Seca (DMS en dos momentos del año. En general, la biomasa fue de baja calidad debido al momento en que se realizaron los cortes, lo que limita elalcance de los resultados. Sin embargo, las diferencias observadas entre los clones en este estado de desarrollo podrían indicar la existencia de variación entre genotipos de cebadilla chaqueña U y A en biomasa y calidad nutritiva. En biomasa acumulada no se observó efecto significativo de origen. En todas las variablesde calidad evaluadas en verano-otoño, se encontraron diferencias significativas entre orígenes. En otoñoprimavera, las diferencias entre orígenes fueron significativas para DMS. Los clones U presentaron mayor PB, menor FDN y mayor DMS. Dentro de cada origen, los argentinos presentaron menos diferencias que los uruguayos, tanto en biomasa acumulada como en calidad. Para ninguno de los clones A o U se encontró coincidencia entre mayor biomasa y mayor calidad.

  1. Gregarismo de la Perdiz Roja (Alectoris rufa) en Doñana

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    Braza, Francisco; Álvarez, Fernando; Pintos, Rosario

    1985-01-01

    La Perdiz Roja en Doñana se organiza en parejas durante la segunda mitad del invierno y casi toda la primavera; a continuación, y aproximadamente por un mes, se observan bandos con pollos y durante casi todo el verano, otoño y primera mitad del invierno se agrupa en bandos sin pollos. La representación adulta en los bandos con pollos y el tamaño medio de los bandos sin pollos presentan valores con escasa variación. La intensa sequía del invierno de 1980-81 tuvo al parecer gran influencia, ret...

  2. Biological and other soil parameters response to winter cover crops in a mediterranean irrigated system

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    García González, Irene

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    El reemplazo del tradicional barbecho de otoño-invierno por cultivos cubierta (CC) ha permitido la obtención de beneficios tanto a nivel de suelo como a nivel del cultivo principal. El estudio de la actividad microbiológica es un factor muy importante para llegar a comprender las interacciones suelo-planta y poder prever los cambios que se produzcan a corto plazo debido a las modificaciones en el manejo del sistema agrícola. La investigación se ha llevado a cabo en dos zonas de clima y suelos...

  3. Contenido de N, P, K y rendimiento de frambuesa roja (Rubus idaeus L.) ‘Autumn bliss’ orgánico asociada con lupino (Lupinus mutabilis Sweet.)

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    Enoc Jara-Peña; Angel Villegas M.; Prometeo Sánchez G.

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    Este trabajo se realizó con el objetivo de determinar la respuesta de la frambuesa ‘Autumn Bliss’ productora de otoño a la aplicación de un biofertilizante (vermicomposta) asociada con lupino, en condiciones de invernadero en Montecillo, México. En el ensayo se estudiaron 5 niveles de vermicomposta (0, 30, 60, 90 y 120 g maceta–1) y 2 niveles de asociación (con o sin lupino) totalizando 10 tratamientos y un tratamiento adicional que consistió de fertilización química (N100 P80 K80) . Como ma...

  4. Coreografías

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    Jacques Derrida

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    Full Text Available Traducción al castellano del intercambio de correspondencia entre Jacques Derrida y Christie V. McDonald, en el otoño de 1981. A partir de las preguntas de McDonald, el filósofo reflexiona en torno a temas como el género, la diferencia sexual, los movimientos feministas, los feminismos, el lugar de la mujer, y el aporte que una perspectiva como la deconstrucción ofrece a su abordaje.

  5. Long-distance bird migration within South America revealed by light-level geolocators

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    Jahn, Alex E.; Levey, Douglas J.; Cueto, Victor; Pinto Ledezma, Jesús; Tuero, Diego Tomas; Fox, James W.; Masson, Diego

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    Poco se sabe sobre la fenología de la migración, las rutas de migración, y la conectividad migratoria de la mayoría de los >230 especies de aves que se reproducen en latitudes templadas del sur de Sur América, y que luego migran hacia los trópicos para invernar. Utilizamos geolocalizadores para estudiar la migración de tres machos y tres hembras de Tyrannus savana capturados en sus territorios de cría en Argentina. Todas las aves iniciaron la migraciín de otoño entre finales de enero y finale...

  6. La dictadora en La dama de cristal, de Zelmar Acevedo Díaz (The Dictator in La dama de cristal, by Zelmar Acevedo Díaz)

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    El estudio aborda el tema de la dictadora en La dama de cristal (1999), de Zelmar Acevedo Díaz (Argentina, 1951). Se comparan con otras novelas sobre el mismo tema y se examinan coincidencias o disparidades entre la representación literaria femenina y masculina del autoritarismo. La dictadura latinoamericana como fenómeno político ha persistido en América Latina con diferentes matices ideológicos. Gabriel García Márquez en El otoño del patriarca, Mario Vargas Llosa en La fiesta del Chivo o Lu...

  7. Evaluación geoquímica de elementos mayoritarios y oligoelementos en los sedimentos de Bahía Concepción (B.C.S., México)

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    Rodríguez Meza, Guadalupe Durga; Shumilin, Evgueni; Sapozhnikov, Dmitry; Méndez Rodríguez, Líz; Acosta Vargas, Baudilio

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    La geoquímica de los componentes mayoritarios y oligoelementos de los sedimentos de Bahía Concepción es de gran interés dadas las características de este ecosistema marino. Es una bahía semicerrada altamente productiva que presenta alternadamente condiciones óxicas-subóxicas-anóxicas en la columna del agua. Está localizada en una zona árida semidesértica, donde recibe esporádicamente aportes fluviales y terrígenos asociados principalmente a ciclones tropicales en verano-otoño temprano o duran...

  8. Cogitamus. Seis Cartas sobre las humanidades científicas o ¿de cuántas maneras diferentes puede componerse el multiverso?

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    Bilyk, Pablo Andrés; Martínez, Alcira

    2012-01-01

    Las cartas que Bruno Latour escribe en el otoño de 2009 a una estudiante alemana que no puede tomar uno de sus cursos dictado en Francia, comienzan como un intento de respuesta a las inquietudes de la alumna que se encuentra movilizada por los resultados de la reunión de Copenhague sobre las transformaciones climáticas. El amor a las ciencias funciona como el motor que impulsa los esfuerzos del autor y que, en el devenir del libro, nos invita compartir sus pasiones y deseos. (Párrafo extr...

  9. CARLOS MARTÍ ARÍS: CABOS SUELTOS

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    Ángel Martínez García-Posada

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    Al viento de su mismo título, ondea este libro otoñal su carácter diverso y su direccionalidad múltiple: con la apariencia de una clásica recopilación de presentaciones, conferencias o artículos, alentados estos últimos años a propósito de causas ajenas y afinidades electivas, esta edición agavilla comentarios, prefacios y notas en páginas dispersas, del profesor Carlos Martí, y compone un orden silencioso, secreto autorretrato, velado tras la trama de una tupida cartografía de lazos suaves ...

  10. Respuestas al calcio y molibdeno en pastos anuales basados en trébol subterráneo en la región extremeña

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    Jiménez Mozo, J.; Martínez Agulla, T.

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    En los otoños de 1977 y 1978 se establecieron en Extremadura ocho ensayos sobre los principales tipos de suelos ácidos de interés pascícola de la región con el objeto de investigar las necesidades de molibdeno y calcio en praderas de secano basadas en trébol subterráneo.Las respuestas obtenidas al molibdeno han sido generales para cada uno de los parámetros medidos en cada uno de los tipos de suelos estudiados. En algunos casos la aplicación de calcio corrige la deficiencia de molibdeno, pero...

  11. Reconstrucción geomorfológica de restauraciones mineras. El modelo "cuenca en ladera" de la cantera de La Higuera (Segovia)

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    Martín Duque, José Francisco; Feria, María; Martín Moreno, C.; Nicolau Ibarra, José Manuel; Sanz Santos, Miguel Angel

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    Se explica un modelo de restauración minera basado en principios geomorfológicos, denominado ‘cuencas en ladera’. El modelo establece un manejo experto de la escorrentía a partir de un diseño que compartimenta el relieve en pequeñas cuencas hidrográficas. Adicionalmente incluye criterios sobre el manejo de formaciones superficiales y suelos. Una restauración minera llevada a cabo según este modelo fue ejecutada durante el otoño de 2008 en una cantera de arcillas situada en La Higuera (Segovia...

  12. Mezclas etanol-gasolina como combustible de motores de encendido por chispa

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    Rodríguez Luis Arnoby; Ray Long Bill

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    In the Agricultural Mechanics Shop at Texas A&I University in Kingsville (TX), six ethanolgasoline blends (0, 20, 40, 60, 80 and 100% ethanol) were used to operated a six-cylinder engine at different operating conditions of air-fuel ratio, timing, load and speed. A main jet the carburator was used for each fuel to obtaining its stoichiometric air-fuel ratio. The main jet diameter was enlarged 1262 times from gasoline to ethanol. To select the optimun timing, timing was varied from Oto 26°...

  13. After Marlow’s legacy: contemporary Cuban novels

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    Magdalena LÓPEZ

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    Full Text Available This article is a comparative study of the Cuban novels El libro de la realidad (2001 by Arturo Arango, Las bestias by Ronaldo Menéndez (2006, Paisaje de otoño (1998 by Leonardo Padura, and Cien botellas en una pared (2002 by Ena Lucía Portela. These narratives show the need of deconstructing identitary and teleological statements from the revolutionary discourse. Padura and Portela’s novels also point out to new forms of agency that resist the postutopian catastrophe, neglecting the end of history.

  14. Vivir y escribir en Cuba. Desencanto y literatura. Entrevista a Leonardo Padura

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    Full Text Available Magdalena López entrevista a Leonardo Padura (1955, uno de los novelistas más representativos de la literatura cubana de los noventa. Periodista, crítico y guionista, su tetralogía Las cuatro estaciones compuesta por las novelas Pasado perfecto (1991, Vientos de Cuaresma (1994, Máscaras (1997 y Paisaje de otoño (1998, lo sitúa como uno de los renovadores en lengua castellana del género policial.

  15. Gluten proteins and rheology of Mexican bread wheats as affected by environmental and genotypic factors

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    De la O Olán, Micaela; Rangel, Eduardo Espitia; Mir, Héctor Eduardo Villaseñor; Galán, José Domingo Molina; Sánchez, Higinio López; Varela, Amalio Santacruz; Bautista, Roberto Javier Peña

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    El objetivo de este estudio fue conocer el efecto de factores ambientales y genotípicos sobre los parámetros de calidad industrial y sobre la cantidad y relación de proteínas monoméricas y poliméricas del gluten en 24 líneas recombinantes de trigos harineros de temporal. El cultivo se desarrolló en cinco condiciones ambientales generadas por manejo agronómico, ciclo otoño-invierno 2006/2007, en Roque, Guanajuato, México. Se evaluaron el tiempo de amasado (TMA), fuerza (ALVW), extensibilidad (...

  16. Variaciones estacionales en el crecimiento de larvas de anchoíta (Engraulis anchoita) en la zona costera argentina

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    Leonarduzzi, Ezequiel; Brown, Daniel R.; Sánchez, Ramiro P.

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    Se determinó la edad y el crecimiento de larvas de anchoíta (Engraulis anchoita) mediante el conteo y medición de los incrementos diarios de los otolitos sagitta. Las larvas fueron capturadas en la Plataforma Costera Argentina durante el año 2000 por medio de una red Bongo. Se analizaron un total de 251 larvas entre 3.5 a 12.2 mm. Las relaciones talla-edad y talla -radio del otolito se representaron mediante modelos lineales para cada estación del año (primavera-verano-otoño). La mayor tasa d...

  17. ¿Existen variaciones interanuales en el crecimiento larval de anchoíta bonaerense (Engraulis anchoita)?

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    Barretto, A.C.; Chandler, D.E.; Gómez, M.I.

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    Se determinaron las tasas de crecimiento de larvas de la anchoíta argentina (Engraulis anchoíta) provenientes de la plataforma bonaerense, contando y midiendo incrementos diarios en sus otolitos sagitta. Las larvas se capturaron en diferentes años y durante diferentes épocas (otoño de 1999; invierno de 2000 y primavera de 2002, 2003 y 2004)a los fines de analizar diferencias interanuales en el crecimiento. Se observó que tanto el crecimiento de las larvas como el del otolito estaban acoplados...

  18. ESTUDIOS SOBRE EL COMPORTAMIENTO DE FORRAJEO DE Acromyrmex lundi Guering (HYMENOPTERA, FORMICIDAE) Y SU EFECTO SOBRE EL CRECIMIENTO DE PROCEDENCIAS DE Eucalyptus globulus Labill. (Myrtaceae)

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    Carmen Lidia Martínez; María Begoña Riquelme Virgala; Marina Vilma Santadino; Ana María de Haro; Justo José Barañao

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    El ataque de las hormigas cortadoras es una de las principales razones de pérdida de plantas durante la etapa de establecimiento de un monte forestal. Los objetivos de este estudio fueron evaluar la intensidad de forrajeo de Acromyrmex lundi asociado a algunas condiciones ambientales y procedencias de Eucalyptus globulus y estimar el impacto de la herbivoría sobre el crecimiento inicial de estos árboles. Dos ensayos se llevaron a cabo durante dos temporadas estivo-otoñales consecutivas, en el...

  19. Violencia Escolar e Intervención Psicopedagógica (I)

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    Ortega Ruiz, Rosario

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    El 19 de Octubre de 2007 tuvo lugar las conferencias de Otoño organizadas por el equipo de Docentes en Experimentación del ECTS-Modelo CIDUA en Cooperación con los departamentos de Psicología y Educación, junto con el Decanato de la Facultad de Ciencias de la Educación. Estas conferencias agrupadas bajo el nombre de “Mesa redonda: Violencia Escolar e Intervención Psicopedagógica” formaban parte de un nuevo modelo de Enseñanza Superior, propuesto por la Prof. Rosario Ortega, que focaliza...

  20. Efecto del interferón beta en la destrucción autoinmune de las células beta pancreáticas: generación, caracterización y estudio de un modelo experimental de diabetes tipo 1

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    Alba Molina, Aurora

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    Consultable des del TDX Títol obtingut de la portada digitalitzada Factores genéticos y ambientales son decisivos en la etiología de la diabetes tipo 1 (DT1). Los virus se han propuesto como un factor ambiental en el desarrollo de esta enfermedad y se han publicado algunas evidencias: incidencia estacional de la enfermedad, siendo más frecuente en otoño e invierno; la presencia de IgM específicas para algunos virus en el suero de pacientes de nuevo diagnóstico; la detección de IFNs de t...

  1. Gestión de riego en cultivo de pepino (Cucumis sativus L.) en sustrato bajo invernadero: evaluación de la transpiración durante la ontogenia

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    Medrano Cortés, Evangelina

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    Un método utilizado en la automatización de riego en sustrato es la evalución de la tasa de transpiración del dosel vegetal mediante algoritmos que sean capaces de pronosticar, a corto palzo, las exigencias hídricas del sistema sustrato-planta. En este trabajo se ha registrado la tasa de transpiración mediante dos ciclos (otoño y primavera) de un cultivo de pepino en sustrato bajo invernadero y se ha analizado su relación con las condiciones climaticas generadas en el interior del mismo y con...

  2. Ciclo espermatogénico del lacertilio Sceloporus mucronatus (Reptilia: Phrynosomatidae)

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    Víllagrán-Santa Cruz, Maricela; Méndez-De la Cruz, Fausto R.; Parra-Gámez, Leticia

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    El ciclo espermatogénico anual del lacertilio Sceloporus mucronatus de la localidad de Acocomulco, Hidalgo, México, fue clasificado en siete estadios. Tiene una larga recrudescencia (6.5 meses), iniciándose en el invierno con proliferación de espermatogonias; el máximo número de espermatocitos primarios y secundarios se observa en la primavera y verano respectivamente; la espermiogénesis ocurre a ftnes del verano y es completada durante los meses otoñales, denotando con esto un ciclo reproduc...

  3. Continuous Acoustic Sensing With an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle System for Anti-Submarine Warfare in a High-Threat Area

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    improved assets. Lastly, CDR Zac Staples. If it were not for flag football and some stitches, this thesis topic would still be just an idea...the ocean surface and maneuver back to its starting GPS position is another pro that 21 allows for constant acoustic tracking of a COI or for...MI)’ l.npet"oMt .... ~ s.~n.., s...-4$ ..... """"" l>opl> $p«•At Cc;ndv<:IMI)’, GPS .. ,.. Oto 100.000 ~~~em s· .we OtotOOd~r lip to

  4. Antonio León Ortega: Una Imaginería Concebida como Escultura.

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    Franco Romero, Alberto Germán

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    La escultura se cruzó en mi camino cuando aún contaba apenas cinco años de edad. Fue una mañana de otoño del año 1975, cuando de la mano de mi abuelo, Domingo Franco, entré por primera vez en el estudio de un escultor.   Mis pocos años de vida me habían dado la posibilidad de conocer los entresijos que guarda el taller o estudio de un pintor, pues mi abuelo dedicó su vida a la miniatura sobre piel, según las...

  5. Survey State of the Art: Electrical Load Management Techniques and Equipment.

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    AC#-A4 03 SURVEY STATE OF THE ART: ELECTRICAL LOAD NAH A N ENT 1/3TECHNIQUES FWD EQUIPMENT(U) ENV RO-NANAGERENT NO U MLM RESEARCH INC SPRINGFIELD... Distributors continued rex page TRADELINE " Load Control Systems 7~W7OtO/2OE.G.H end W7040H continued Time-of.Oa y Order Number Demand Limit Duty Cycle...Additional equipment, accessories, and parts available only through Authorized Honeywell Energy Management Distributors AVAILABLE ACCESSORIES W972B1000 Watt

  6. Association of Otolaryngology Resident Duty Hour Restrictions With Procedure-Specific Outcomes in Head and Neck Endocrine Surgery.

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    Smith, Aaron; Braden, Lauren; Wan, Jim; Sebelik, Merry

    2017-06-01

    Graduate medical education has undergone a transformation from traditional long work hours to a restricted plan to allow adequate rest for residents. The initial goal of this restriction is to improve patient outcomes. To determine whether duty hour restrictions had any impact on surgery-specific outcomes by analyzing complications following thyroid and parathyroid procedures performed before and after duty hour reform. Retrospective cross-sectional analysis of the National Inpatient Sample (NIS).The NIS was queried for procedure codes associated with thyroid and parathyroid procedures for the years 2000 to 2002 and 2006 to 2008. Hospitals were divided based on teaching status into 3 groups: nonteaching hospitals (NTHs), teaching hospitals without otolaryngology programs (THs), and teaching hospitals with otolaryngology programs (THs-OTO). Procedure-specific complication rates, length of stay, and mortality rates were collected. SAS statistical software (version 9.4) was used for analysis with adjustment using Charlson comorbidity index. Total numbers of head and neck endocrine procedures were 34 685 and 39 770 (a 14.7% increase), for 2000 to 2002 and 2006 to 2008, respectively. THs-OTO contributed a greater share of procedures in 2006 to 2008 (from 18% to 25%). With the earlier period serving as the reference, length of stay remained constant (2.1 days); however, total hospital charges increased (from $12 978 to $23 708; P otolaryngology programs.

  7. PERAN MODERASI KECERDASAN EMOSI PADA STRES KERJA

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    Frengky Sanjaya

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui pengaruh stres kerja terhadap kinerja karyawan dan pengaruh kecerdasan emosi terhadap hubungan antara stres kerja dengan kinerja karyawan. Populasi penelitian ini adalah seluruh karyawan marketing dan collection di PT. Summit Oto Finance Kudus. Pada penelitian ini menggunakan teknik populasi, responden diambil dari semua karyawan marketing sebanyak 25 responden dan karyawan collection sebanyak 21 responden. Teknik analisis data menggunakan analisis regresi sederhana dan analisis regresi berganda moderasi. Hasil dari analisis regresi sederhana menunjukkan bahwa stres kerja berpengaruh negatif terhadap kinerja karyawan. Sedangkan hasil dari analisis regresi sederhana menunjukkan bahwa kecerdasan emosi memoderasi pengaruh stres kerja terhadap kinerja. Hasil tersebut mengindikasikan bahwa kecerdasan emosi melemahkan pengaruh stres kerja terhadap kinerja.The objective of this study is to know influence of job stress to job performance and influence of emotional intelligence to relationship between job stress and job performance. Population in this study was all marketing and collection employees in PT. Summit Oto Finance Kudus. In this study used population method, that is taken all of marketing employees as much as 25 respondents and collection employees as much as 21 respondents. The technique of data analysis used regression analysis and doubled regression moderating analysis. The result usedregression analysis showed that negative influence between job stres and job performanc. Meanwhile, the result using doubled regression moderating analysis showed that emotional intelligence moderate influence of job stress to job performance. This result indicated that emotional intelligence can reduce the influence of job stress to job performance.

  8. La dictadora en La dama de cristal, de Zelmar Acevedo Díaz (The Dictator in La dama de cristal, by Zelmar Acevedo Díaz

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    Elizabeth Abagail Sampson

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    Full Text Available El estudio aborda el tema de la dictadora en La dama de cristal (1999, de Zelmar Acevedo Díaz (Argentina, 1951. Se comparan con otras novelas sobre el mismo tema y se examinan coincidencias o disparidades entre la representación literaria femenina y masculina del autoritarismo. La dictadura latinoamericana como fenómeno político ha persistido en América Latina con diferentes matices ideológicos. Gabriel García Márquez en El otoño del patriarca, Mario Vargas Llosa en La fiesta del Chivo o Luis Spota en El tiempo de la ira tratan este hecho para perfilar sus rasgos distintivos. Existe un caso particular en que el autoritarismo lo encarna una mujer. This study focuses on the theme of female dictator in La dama de cristal (1999, by Zelmar Acevedo Díaz (Argentina, 1951. It is compared with other novels on the same theme and an analysis is carried out of coincidences or disparities between the feminine and masculine literary representation of authoritarianism. Latin American dictatorships are a political phenomenon that has persisted in Latin America with different ideological tones. Gabriel García Márquez in El otoño del patriarca; Mario Vargas Llosa in La fiesta del Chivo or Luis Spota in El tiempo de la ira have approached this issue to profile its distinctive features. There is one particular case of a female dictator.

  9. Allicin protects against cisplatin-induced vestibular dysfunction by inhibiting the apoptotic pathway.

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    Wu, Xianmin; Cai, Jing; Li, Xiaofei; Li, He; Li, Jianfeng; Bai, Xiaohui; Liu, Wenwen; Han, Yuechen; Xu, Lei; Zhang, Daogong; Wang, Haibo; Fan, Zhaomin

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    Cisplatin is an anticancer drug that causes the impairment of inner ear function as side effects, including hearing loss and balance dysfunction. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of allicin against cisplatin-induced vestibular dysfunction in mice and to make clear the mechanism underlying the protective effects of allicin on oto-vestibulotoxicity. Mice intraperitoneally injected with cisplatin exhibited vestibular dysfunction in swimming test, which agreed with impairment in vestibule. However, these impairments were significantly prevented by pre-treatment with allicin. Allicin markedly reduced cisplatin-activated expression of cleaved-caspase-3 in hair cells and vascular layer cells of utricule, saccule and ampulla, but also decreased AIF nuclear translocation of hair cells in utricule, saccule and ampulla. These results showed that allicin played an effective role in protecting vestibular dysfunction induced by cisplatin via inhibiting caspase-dependent and caspase-independent apoptotic pathways. Therefore, allicin may be useful in preventing oto-vestibulotoxicity mediated by cisplatin. Copyright © 2017. Published by Elsevier B.V.

  10. Active optics for next generation space telescopes

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    Costes, V.; Perret, L.; Laubier, D.; Delvit, J. M.; Imbert, C.; Cadiergues, L.; Faure, C.

    2017-09-01

    High resolution observation systems need bigger and bigger telescopes. The design of such telescopes is a key issue for the whole satellite. In order to improve the imaging resolution with minimum impact on the satellite, a big effort must be made to improve the telescope compactness. Compactness is also important for the agility of the satellite and for the size and cost of the launcher. This paper shows how compact a high resolution telescope can be. A diffraction limited telescope can be less than ten times shorter than its focal length. But the compactness impacts drastically the opto-mechanical sensitivity and the optical performances. Typically, a gain of a factor of 2 leads to a mechanical tolerance budget 6 times more difficult. The need to implement active optics for positioning requirements raises very quickly. Moreover, the capability to compensate shape defaults of the primary mirror is the way to simplify the mirror manufacture, to mitigate the development risks and to minimize the cost. The larger the primary mirror is, the more interesting it is to implement active optics for shape compensations. CNES is preparing next generation of earth observation satellite in the frame of OTOS (Observation de la Terre Optique Super-Résolue; High resolution earth observing optical system). OTOS is a technology program. In particular, optical technological developments and breadboards dedicated to active optics are on-going. The aim is to achieve TRL 5 to TRL6 for these new technologies and to validate the global performances of such an active telescope.

  11. Measurement of many-body chaos using a quantum clock

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    Zhu, Guanyu; Hafezi, Mohammad; Grover, Tarun

    2016-12-01

    There has been recent progress in understanding chaotic features in many-body quantum systems. Motivated by the scrambling of information in black holes, it has been suggested that the time dependence of out-of-time-ordered (OTO) correlation functions such as is a faithful measure of quantum chaos. Experimentally, these correlators are challenging to access since they apparently require access to both forward and backward time evolution with the system Hamiltonian. Here we propose a protocol to measure such OTO correlators using an ancilla that controls the direction of time. Specifically, by coupling the state of the ancilla to the system Hamiltonian of interest, we can emulate the forward and backward time propagation, where the ancilla plays the role of a quantum clock. Within this scheme, the continuous evolution of the entire system (the system of interest and the ancilla) is governed by a time-independent Hamiltonian. We discuss the implementation of our protocol with current circuit-QED technology for a class of interacting Hamiltonians. Our protocol is immune to errors that could occur when the direction of time evolution is externally controlled by a classical switch.

  12. Exhibition of Stochastic Resonance in Vestibular Perception

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    Galvan-Garza, R. C.; Clark, T. K.; Merfeld, D. M.; Bloomberg, J. J.; Oman, C. M.; Mulavara, A. P.

    2016-01-01

    Astronauts experience sensorimotor changes during spaceflight, particularly during G-transitions. Post flight sensorimotor changes include spatial disorientation, along with postural and gait instability that may degrade operational capabilities of the astronauts and endanger the crew. A sensorimotor countermeasure that mitigates these effects would improve crewmember safety and decrease risk. The goal of this research is to investigate the potential use of stochastic vestibular stimulation (SVS) as a technology to improve sensorimotor function. We hypothesize that low levels of SVS will improve sensorimotor perception through the phenomenon of stochastic resonance (SR), when the response of a nonlinear system to a weak input signal is enhanced by the application of a particular nonzero level of noise. This study aims to advance the development of SVS as a potential countermeasure by 1) demonstrating the exhibition of stochastic resonance in vestibular perception, a vital component of sensorimotor function, 2) investigating the repeatability of SR exhibition, and 3) determining the relative contribution of the semicircular canals (SCC) and otolith (OTO) organs to vestibular perceptual SR. A constant current stimulator was used to deliver bilateral bipolar SVS via electrodes placed on each of the mastoid processes, as previously done. Vestibular perceptual motion recognition thresholds were measured using a 6-degree of freedom MOOG platform and a 150 trial 3-down/1-up staircase procedure. In the first test session, we measured vestibular perceptual thresholds in upright roll-tilt at 0.2 Hz (SCC+OTO) with SVS ranging from 0-700 µA. In a second test session a week later, we re-measured roll-tilt thresholds with 0, optimal (from test session 1), and 1500 µA SVS levels. A subset of these subjects, plus naive subjects, participated in two additional test sessions in which we measured thresholds in supine roll-rotation at 0.2 Hz (SCC) and upright y-translation at 1 Hz

  13. Desarrollo radical y rendimiento en diferentes variedades de trigo, cebada y triticale bajo condiciones limitantes de humedad del suelo

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    Luis Eduardo Miranda Domínguez

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available El trigo (Triticum aestivum L., triticale (Triticosecale Wittmack y cebada (Hordeum vulgare L., se cultivan en México bajo riego y temporal o secano. En condiciones de secano se cultivan en la temporada de lluvias en verano-otoño y otoño-invierno con humedad residual, después de la temporada de lluvias, aunque con severos problemas de sequía terminal. El presente trabajo tuvo como objetivo estudiar el rendimiento de grano (RG y sus componentes, y la densidad radical (DR bajo condiciones de humedad residual en Oaxaca, México, durante el periodo otoño-invierno 2013-2014. Se utilizó un diseño experimental de bloques completos al azar con cuatro repeticiones; la unidad experimental fue de cuatro surcos de 4 ×0.4 m. Se sembró el 5 de octubre de 2013 con una densidad de siembra de 100 kg ha-1 y se fertilizó con la dosis 40-40-00. La cebada produjo mayor RG que el trigo y el triticale; el alto RG estuvo acompañado de un alto índice de cosecha (IC, peso del grano (PG y DR, y menor estatura de planta y ciclo biológico (CB más corto. El trigo y el triticale tuvieron un RG similar, sin embargo, el trigo ‘Venturero’ tuvo mayor RG que la mayoría de los genotipos de trigo y triticale con alto número de espigas m-2 (E M-2 y PG, y el más alto peso hectolitrico, la mayor DR y el CB más largo. Más del 50% de las raíces se concentraron cerca de la superficie del suelo (20 cm en todos los genotipos y se observó que el trigo tuvo mayor DR que la cebada y el triticale en los estratos de 20-100 cm, y el trigo ‘Venturero’ produjo más raíces que los demás genotipos desde la superficie del suelo hasta los 100 cm. Los genotipos de cebada y trigo con mayor DR produjeron mayor RG, confirmando su mayor resistencia a sequía.

  14. Especies de Ulva del Golfo San Jorge, Patagonia Argentina: variaciones bioquímicas estacionales - espaciales y su relación con la producción de metabolitos bioactivos

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    Full Text Available Objetivos: Investigar especies de Ulva del Golfo San Jorge, Patagonia Argentina, integrando aspectos bioquímicos, actividad biológica y variaciones estacionales/habitacionales que permitan determinar su potencial aplicación en Salud. Métodos: Las algas se colectaron estacionalmente en playas con y sin contaminación antrópica; se secaron, molieron y extrajeron con etanol. Los extractos se fraccionaron mediante solventes de distinta polaridad. Cada fracción fue caracterizada mediante reacciones químicas cualitativas y cromatografía. Las fracciones ricas en flavonoides se analizaron por HPLC-DAD y los lípidos, por TLC. La actividad biológica se ensayó mediante el test de citotoxicidad de Artemia salina, inhibición de la elongación radicular, inhibición de la xantino oxidasa, actividad antioxidante y antibacteriana. Resultados: Se identificaron Ulva rigida y Ulva lactuca. Ambas evidenciaron flavonoides, taninos, quinonas, lípidos, carbohidratos, esteroides. Los flavonoides resultaron mayoritarios en U. rigida (otoño e invierno y en U. lactuca (primavera e invierno, destacándose kayaflavona. Se detectaron alcaloides en Ulva rigida (verano. Los lípidos fueron mayoritarios en verano; U. lactuca en invierno mostró monogalactosildiacilglicérido y en otoño, digalactosilacilglicérido y fosfatidilcolina. La actividad inhibitoria de la elongación radicular, que presume actividad antitumoral, fue importante y dosis dependiente, destacándose U. rigida de otoño y primavera (DE50= 480 y 520 µg/ml, respectivamente. Las demás bioactividades resultaron escasas o negativas. Conclusiones: Las variaciones metabólicas observadas muestran la importancia de considerar las condiciones espacio - temporales al planificar una colecta de ejemplares para su estudio y/o aplicación. Este primer análisis integral de especies de Ulva de la Patagonia Argentina, evidencia su potencialidad como antitumoral.

  15. High-contrast en bloc staining of neuronal tissue for field emission scanning electron microscopy.

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    Tapia, Juan Carlos; Kasthuri, Narayanan; Hayworth, Kenneth J; Schalek, Richard; Lichtman, Jeff W; Smith, Stephen J; Buchanan, JoAnn

    2012-01-12

    Conventional heavy metal poststaining methods on thin sections lend contrast but often cause contamination. To avoid this problem, we tested several en bloc staining techniques to contrast tissue in serial sections mounted on solid substrates for examination by field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM). Because FESEM section imaging requires that specimens have higher contrast and greater electrical conductivity than transmission electron microscopy (TEM) samples, our technique uses osmium impregnation (OTO) to make the samples conductive while heavily staining membranes for segmentation studies. Combining this step with other classic heavy metal en bloc stains, including uranyl acetate (UA), lead aspartate, copper sulfate and lead citrate, produced clean, highly contrasted TEM and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) samples of insect, fish and mammalian nervous systems. This protocol takes 7-15 d to prepare resin-embedded tissue, cut sections and produce serial section images.

  16. Caracterización y tratamiento de los lixiviados generados en un centro de tratamiento de residuos urbanos como criterio de calidad en el material bioestabilizado final

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    García López, Juan

    2012-01-01

    Se compararon tres tipos de lixiviado (P1, P2 y P3) cuya procedencia fue: a) un vertedero (P1) b) un centro de tratamiento de residuos (CTR) (P1 y P2). Se tomaron muestras durante la primavera, verano, otoño e invierno. Se estudió la evolución diaria de la composición del lixiviado a partir producido en un túnel de fermentación del CTR. El tiempo de permanencia de la FORSU en el túnel de fermentación fue de quince días por réplica. Se tomaron tres réplicas. Se estudiaron ...

  17. El museo deslumbrante. XV

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    Fernando Arbelaéz

    1965-07-01

    Full Text Available Ha cambiado el paisaje de Sintágmatos con la instalación del otoño en las avenidas que le llegan. Los colores han cambiado, el ciclo, las gentes, el aire, la luz, todo es distinto. La máscara del turismo se ha ido agrietando y, de un momento a otro, se derrumba sobre la plaza; me enfrento a una realidad diferente con la cual no tengo una fácil conexión por falta del idioma. Hasla el ambiente de los restaurantes y de las tabernas es nuevo, porque ya no están los servidores obsequiosos que, hasta ayer o anteayer, atendían con prodigiosas sonrisas y con estrictos conocimientos de lenguas extranjeras; los de hoy solo hablan griego, y me han mirado sospechosamente como si fuera un personaje incómodo.

  18. Traducir utilizando Internet, Traducir con Speechy Project

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    Nicolás Fermín Pino James

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Speechy Project surgió el pasado otoño de 2009 con la intención de ayudar a estudiantes de nivel avanzado de lengua inglesa a sacarle partido a Internet. Desde entonces, este sitio web ha “tamizado” la red con el objetivo de seleccionar los mejores recursos online y clasificarlos ordenadamente en sus listas a posteriori.  En esta corriente, varias filtraciones se han llevado a cabo en diferentes campos de la lengua inglesa. Este artículo se centrará en el campo de la Traducción que se proyecta en Speechy Project como una organizada red cooperativa formada (y mantenida por seis voluntarios.

  19. Measuring signatures of quantum chaos in strongly-interacting systems

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    Bentsen, Gregory; Swingle, Brian; Schleier-Smith, Monika; Hayden, Patrick

    2017-04-01

    Strongly-coupled many-body quantum systems generically exhibit signatures of quantum chaos. Recent theoretical work on black holes has focused on probing these signatures using so-called ``out-of-time-order'' (OTO) correlation functions, which measure a quantum-mechanical version of the classical butterfly effect. We propose a general echo-type protocol to experimentally measure these correlators in arbitrary many-body systems that involves reversing the sign of the Hamiltonian. We detail a realistic implementation in a single-body system employing cold atoms and cavity quantum electrodynamics to verify feasibility with current technology. Applying this protocol to diverse experimental systems could place bounds on quantum information processing, uncover new bounds on transport coefficients, offer insight into closed-system thermalization, and perhaps even enable experimental tests of the holographic principle. NSF, AFOSR, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Simons Foundation, CIFAR.

  20. Newborn hearing screening: a regional example for national care.

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    Adelola, O A

    2010-05-01

    Congenital Permanent Childhood Hearing Impairment (PCHI) is known to have a negative effect on language acquisition, cognitive development and social integration. Since 2000 our department has implemented a UNHS program in the West of Ireland. We describe our experience and detail our results to date. All neonates born from October 2000 to November 2007 were screened using a 2-stage protocol. Transient evoked oto-acoustic emissions (TEOAEs) were used to screen all neonates, followed by automated auditory brainstem response (AABR) in those who did not pass TEOAE, and all neonates at audiological risk. 26,281 babies were born over the eight year period. 25,742 underwent the screening process, achieving a coverage rate of 98%. The prevalence of PCHI in the population tested was 1.21\\/1000 live births (31\\/25,731). Our results show that a hospital based 2-stage UNHS protocol using TEOAEs and AABR is accurate, feasible and effective.

  1. Role of laser myringotomy in a pediatric otolaryngology practice: initial experience

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    Shah, Udayan K.

    2001-05-01

    A new technology (OtoLAM) to fenestrate the tympanic membrane with the carbon dioxide laser (CO2), in the office or the operating room, has been introduced over the last three years. While not new conceptually, this product offers the ability to easily create a precise window into the middle ear using a portable system. Controversy regarding the indications and benefits of this technique, amplified by the costs of the system and the marketing of the technology prior to extensive clinical testing, has plagued the clinical application of this technology. We report our experience over the past year with this system in a busy pediatric otolaryngology practice. Laser fenestration of the tympanic membrane has been useful for the insertion of tympanostomy tubes, and for the minimally invasive evaluation of the middle ear. Our small experience to date reveals that there is a limited role for laser tympanic membrane fenestration in a busy pediatric otolaryngology practice.

  2. En época del Medievo

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    Córdoba, Joaquín Mª

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available El siglo XIII y sobre todo los dos siguientes, el XIV y el XV, siglos que Johan Huizinga evocaría como «el otoño de la Edad Media» parecen haber sido especialmente fértiles en viajes a mundos remotos. Frailes y nobles, comerciantes y aventureros europeos unidos en épicas jornadas llegarían a regiones tan remotas como el corazón de Mongolia, el Mar Rojo o las islas de Java y Sumatra. Y entre las vidas, los viajes y los recuerdos de fray Guillermo de Rubruck, Marco Polo o Niccolò dei Conti, redescubrimos nosotros el valor y las aventuras de viajeros españoles que, como Ruy González de Clavijo o Don Pero Tafur, escribieron libros hoy estimados entre los mejores…

  3. Tres espacios narrativos más allá de Macondo (Ángel, Fayad, Espinosa

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    Cristo Rafael Figueroa

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo pretende visualizar tres de los trayectos narrativos que adopta la novelística colombiana posterior a El otoño del patriarca de Ggarcía Márquez: exploración de nuevas formas literarias para evidenciar las secuelas de la violencia colombiana en la infancia femenina y el papel de la mujer dentro de la misma (Estaba la pájara pinta sentada en el verde limón de Albalucía Ángel; búsqueda de estéticas neorrealistas para focalizar los complejos procesos y consecuencias de la modernización de Bogotá (Los parientes de Ester de Luis Fayad; y opción por una escritura neobarroca capaz de relativizar y cuestionar concepciones hegemónicas sobre la historia colonial (La tejedora de coronas de Ggermán Espinosa

  4. Cholestéatome de l'oreille moyenne - étude rétrospective à propos de 145 cas

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    Bouaity, Brahim; Chihani, Mehdi; Nadour, Karim; Moujahid, Mountassir; Touati, Mliha; Darouassi, Youssef; Ammar, Haddou

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    L'otite moyenne chronique cholestéatomateuse représente une entité fréquente et dangereuse en chirurgie otologique, mettant en jeu le pronostic fonctionnel auditif et exposant à des complications redoutables justifiant pleinement le recours exclusif à un traitement chirurgical et à un suivi post-opératoire rigoureux. Dans le but de mettre le point sur les caractéristiques épidémiologiques, cliniques, thérapeutiques et évolutives de cette pathologie, nous avons mené une étude rétrospective, étalée sur 11 ans et portant sur 145 cas de cholestéatome de l'oreille moyenne opérés au sein du service d'oto-rhino-laryngologie et chirurgie cervico-faciale de l'hôpital militaire Avicenne de Marrakech. PMID:25120876

  5. Hearing loss and cochlear damage in experimental pneumococcal meningitis, with special reference to the role of neutrophil granulytes

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    Brandt, CT; Caye-Thomsen, P; Lund, SP

    2006-01-01

    Hearing loss is a well-known sequelae from meningitis, affecting up to 25% of survivors. However, the principal components of the infectious and inflammatory reaction responsible for the sensorineural hearing loss remain to be identified. The present study aimed to investigate the impact...... of an augmented neutrophil response on the development of hearing loss and cochlear damage in a model of experimental pneumococcal meningitis in rats. Hearing loss and cochlear damage were assessed by distortion product oto-acoustic emissions (DPOAE), auditory brainstem response (ABR) and histopathology in rats...... infection. Pretreatment with G-CSF increased hearing loss 24 h after infection and on day 8 compared to untreated rats (Mann-Whitney, P = 0.012 and P = 0.013 respectively). The increased sensorineural hearing loss at day 8 was associated with significantly decreased spiral ganglion cell counts (P = 0...

  6. LA COMPOSICIÓN FLORÍSTICA DE LA VEGETACIÓN Y DEL BANCO DE SEMILLAS DEL SUELO EN PRADOS DE LOS PICOS DE EUROPA

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    López-Mariño, A.; De Luis-Calabuig, E.; Fillat, F.; Bermúdez, F. F.

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    Se estudia la composición florística de la vegetación establecida y del banco de semillas del suelo de dos comunidades herbáceas sometidas a distinto manejo tradicional y situadas en el valle de Valdeón (Picos de Europa). Para el estudio del banco de semillas del suelo se utilizó el método indirecto de germinación. El prado P2, el cual es sometido a un menor manejo (no ha sido cultivado al menos en los últimos 50 años, recibe 1 ó 2 cortes al año, se abona sólo algunos años y se pasta en otoño...

  7. Desorden de panico: conceptualizacion y tratamiento psicologico

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    Alfonso Martínez Taboas

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    Full Text Available In this paper we present the clinical characteristics oto panic disorder (PD. From our review, it is tentatively concluded that PD is a unique anxiety experience, with peculiar qualitative and quantitative features. Next, we present the principal arguments of the biomedical approach, and find them insufficient to adequately explain the totality of the PD. At this point we outline how a psychological model can explain the etiology and maintenance of a PD. The role of catastrophic cognítíons, hyperventilation and stressful events are highlighted in an interactive model of PD. Lastly, we review 18 outcome studies in which various psychological interventions have attempted to eurtail and prevent PD. We tentatívely conclude that PD can be controlled in a rapid and reliable way, specialIy with therapeutic procedures where the client is taught various coping behaviors to confront and master the many unpleasant sensations that usualIy accompany this disorder

  8. [Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (previously Wegener's granulomatosis) mimicking malingering].

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    Ene, N; Bélénotti, P; Benyamine, A; Sovaila, S; Ben Sahla Talet, M H; Kaminsky, P; Serratrice, J; Weiller, P-J

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    ANCA vasculitis may involve the skin and develop slowly without specific histology, and without autoantibodies. We report a 50-year-old woman who experienced bilateral mastectomy because of ulcero-necrotic, non-specific inflammatory cutaneous lesions of the breasts. First considered by others as a malinger patient, she developed oto-neurological lesions leading to the diagnosis of Wegener's granulomatosis. Five years later, specific antibodies of the disease were present. Cutaneous involvement by ANCA vasculitis can be isolated for a long time. Physicians must have a high degree of suspicion to avoid diagnostic delay of ANCA vasculitis. Copyright © 2013 Société nationale française de médecine interne (SNFMI). Published by Elsevier SAS. All rights reserved.

  9. [Cranio-cervical junction malformations: a rare cause of bilateral vocal cord paralysis].

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    Benhammou, A; Benbouzid, M-A; Bencheikh, R; Boulaich, M; Essakali, L; Kzadri, M

    2007-06-01

    To report a rare and reversible cause of bilateral vocal cord paralysis in an adult. A 44 years old woman has consulted for a laryngeal stridor with hoarseness. This symptomatology was preceded by chronic headache and dizziness. The examination noted bilateral vocal cord paralysis in paramedian position, and a cerebellum syndrome. The patient underwent urgent tracheotomy. A magnetic resonance imaging was performed for the etiologic research, and revealed a Chiari I malformation with a compression of the bulb. Neurosurgical decompression permitted resolution of the symptoms, and selvage of the tracheotomy was possible 2 months after surgery. Bilateral vocal cord paralysis is rare on Chiari I malformation. It's secondary to a direct compression or an ischemia of the brain stem. The oto-rhino-laryngologists have to know this etiology to make the diagnosis early and permit a neurosurgical treatment.

  10. Vidiki etičnega poslovanja

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    Vesna Škedelj

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    Full Text Available RQ: Using the concept of business ethics and corporate social responsibility are necessary and also long-termeconomic profitable. Purpose: The aim of this paper is to define business ethics as a driver of competitive advantage of companies. Method: Analysis of Papers from the Proceedings 22 Forum excellence and mastery, Otočec and magazines for universal excellence. Results: Define business ethics as a factor of competitive advantage of companies. Identify the factors of business ethics, corporate social responsibility and unethical business. Organization: What is the impact of research managers and the organization or practice Society: Better Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility help better business organizations. Originality: Another way to look at the issue and find a solution

  11. VIGILANCIA DE LA PANDEMIA DE GRIPE (H1N1) 2009 EN ESPAÑA

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    Amparo Larrauri Cámara; Silvia Jiménez-Jorge; Lorena Simón Méndez; Salvador de Mateo Ontañón

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    Fundamento: España experimentó una circulación del nuevo virus de la gripe (H1N1)2009 durante el verano de 2009, que evolucionó de forma creciente hasta la presentación a principios del otoño de la primera onda pandémica por dicho virus. Los objetivos de este trabajo son describir la evolución de esta onda pandémica en nuestro país y evaluar su impacto en la morbilidad y mortalidad de la población española. Método: A partir de la información proporcionada por el Sistema de Vigilancia de la Gr...

  12. Hearing loss and cochlear damage in experimental pneumococcal meningitis, with special reference to the role of neutrophil granulytes

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    Brandt, CT; Caye-Thomsen, P; Lund, SP

    2006-01-01

    of an augmented neutrophil response on the development of hearing loss and cochlear damage in a model of experimental pneumococcal meningitis in rats. Hearing loss and cochlear damage were assessed by distortion product oto-acoustic emissions (DPOAE), auditory brainstem response (ABR) and histopathology in rats...... infection. Pretreatment with G-CSF increased hearing loss 24 h after infection and on day 8 compared to untreated rats (Mann-Whitney, P = 0.012 and P = 0.013 respectively). The increased sensorineural hearing loss at day 8 was associated with significantly decreased spiral ganglion cell counts (P = 0...... pathology compared to controls. In conclusion, the inflammatory host reaction contributes significantly to the development of hearing loss in experimental meningitis....

  13. La Basílica de San Francisco de Asís después del terremoto del 26 de septiembre de 1997

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    Giorgio Croci

    1998-12-01

    Full Text Available La Basílica de San Francisco de Asís, gravemente dañada tras los primeros terremotos de otoño de 1997, amenazaba con un colapso completo a raíz del estado de difícil equilibrio en que había quedado. La intervención descrita en este artículo explica cómo se pudo consolidar el templo dañado en tiempo récord, poco antes de un seísmo fortísimo que habría provocado con seguridad el derrumbamiento de gran parte de su cubierta, con la grave pérdida que este hecho hubiera supuesto para el patrimonio arquitectónico y la historia del arte italiana.

  14. Sobre la influencia del tamaño de grano de la caliza en la formación de los minerales del clínker

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    Lehmano, Hans

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    Full Text Available Not availableEn el Congreso del otoño de 1961 de la Vereins Deutscher Zementwerke (Asociación de Fabricantes Alemanes de Cemento, se informó sobre las investigaciones que se ocuparon del comportamiento a la calcinación de las materias primas para la fabricación de cemento (1. Los resultados de las investigaciones condujeron, entre otras cuestiones, a aceptar que la finura de molienda del crudo -especialmente el tamaño del grano de la caliza-, así como la aptitud a la calcinación, el final de la formación del clínker y la iniciación en la clinkerización ejercen una influencia decisiva.

  15. CARLOS MARTÍ ARÍS: CABOS SUELTOS

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    Ángel Martínez García-Posada

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    Full Text Available Al viento de su mismo título, ondea este libro otoñal su carácter diverso y su direccionalidad múltiple: con la apariencia de una clásica recopilación de presentaciones, conferencias o artículos, alentados estos últimos años a propósito de causas ajenas y afinidades electivas, esta edición agavilla comentarios, prefacios y notas en páginas dispersas, del profesor Carlos Martí, y compone un orden silencioso, secreto autorretrato, velado tras la trama de una tupida cartografía de lazos suaves pero seguros.

  16. España, aparte de mí este calíz: la palabra participante

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    El agolpamiento póstumo El en otoño de 1937, la conmoción provocada por la guerra de España, más un sentimiento agónico de vida acumulada, más una carga de palabra postergada, más la proximidad cada vez más imperiosa de la muerte producen en Vallejo un estallido poético. Escribe en un rapto el ciclo España, aparta de mí este cáliz y luego, la mayor parte de los textos que integran Poemas humanos. Escribe a diario, produce noventa poemas en tres meses. El 13 de marzo de 1938, cae postrado. Gua...

  17. Neonatal hørescreening. En sammenligning af automatisk hjernestammeaudiometri og otoakustiske emissioner

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    Pedersen, Louise; Møller, Troels Reinholdt; Ovesen, Therese

    2008-01-01

    INTRODUCTION: The annual birth rate in Denmark is 65,000. Approximately 100 of these children have a congenital bilateral hearing loss which requires treatment. Furthermore, it is expected that yet another 150 newborns have a unilateral hearing loss. Treatment of the hearing loss within the first...... six months is fundamental in order to ensure optimal use of speech and language, as well as normal social adaptation. The purpose of this study is to compare the two screening methods for hearing loss in newborns as recommended in Denmark--ie. Transient-Evoked Oto-Acoustic Emission (TEOAE...... children, 67 (4% ) were referred on one or both ears when using AABR, compared to 177 (11% ) when using TEOAE, which is a statistically significant difference (p = 2.43 x 10-16). Re-screening and further examinations in the Department of Audiology identified five children as suffering from a hearing loss...

  18. Gracia, misterio y nostalgia de Rafael Alberti

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    Eduardo Carranza

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    Full Text Available Existen algunos poemas, a veces unos cuantos versos, dotados de una extraordinaria capacidad germinal y suscitadora. De los inmortales eneasílabos de la Canción de otoño en primavera descienden multitud de elegías contemporáneas. Y al releer ahora la obra juvenil de Rafael Alberti, -su Marinero en tierra- tan vivaz, tan optimista y garbosa, tan pintada de azul marino, de rojo amoroso y de verde eglógico, hemos recordado un viejo y precioso romancillo de Juan Ramón Jiménez en el que parecen estar ya implícitas algunas de las mejores claridades albertianas.

  19. Study of the prevalence of impaired hearing and its determinants in the city of Itajaí, Santa Catarina State, Brazil

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    Gondim, Lys Maria Allenstein; Balen, Sheila Andreoli; Zimmermann, Karla Jean; Pagnossin, Débora Frizzo; Fialho, Indiara de Mesquita; Roggia, Simone Mariotto

    2012-01-01

    O número de pessoas com deficiência auditiva vem aumentando e o conhecimento de sua magnitude é fundamental no planejamento das gestões públicas em saúde. OBJETIVO: Estudar a prevalência e os determinantes da deficiência auditiva no Município de Itajaí/SC. MÉTODOS: O estudo foi de amostragem populacional, seguindo protocolo da Organização Mundial de Saúde. A pesquisa de campo foi realizada entre julho de 2008 e 2011. Procedimentos realizados nos domicílios: questionário, medição do ruído, oto...

  20. Lo que aprendí en las crisis económica mundial

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    Stiglitz Joseph

    2000-06-01

    Full Text Available La reunión del Fondo Monetario Internacional que se realizará en Washington, D. C.la próxima semana atraerá a muchos de los manifestantes que se opusieron a la Organización Mundial de Comercio el otoño pasado en Seattle. Dirán que el FMI es arrogante. Dirán que el FMI no escucha realmente a los países en desarrollo a los que supuestamente ayuda. Dirán que el FMI actúa en secreto y no acepta la responsabilidad democrática. Dirán que los "remedios" económicos del FMI suelen empeorar las cosas, que transforman los declives económicos en recesiones y las recesiones en depresiones.

  1. Desarrollo del módulo de propulsión del simulador de misión de un orbitador lunar

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    Madrid García, Rubén

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    Cuando entré a formar parte del programa ESMO de la Agencia Espacial Europea no pensaba que meses después tendría la oportunidad de pasar el otoño en su centro de desarrollo tecnológico en los Países Bajos. Fruto de aquella participación y del trabajo que realicé en esos meses salió este Proyecto Fin de Carrera que ahora resumo. El objetivo de mi trabajo era elaborar el módulo de propulsión para el simulador de misión del satélite ESMO. Un simulador es una herramienta informática que facilita...

  2. Thermal noise and the incessant vibration of the outer hair cells in the cochlea

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    W. Fritze

    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available The continual exposure of outer hair cells (OHCs to thermal noise causes vibrations in resonant frequency. As these vibrations are backprojected, they should be recordable as audiofrequencies in the outer ear canal. But even though they are likely to be amplified in some areas by clustering in terms of the chaos theory, they cannot be picked up in the outer ear canal by currently available recording technologies. Conditions change in the presence of pathology, e.g. loss of OHCs and fibrous replacement: Clusters grow in size and amplitudes become larger so that the vibrations can be picked up as spontaneous oto-acoustic emissions (SOAEs in the outer ear canal. Efforts are needed to demonstrate the presence of physiological OHC vibrations (emission by incessant vibration, EIV by processing auditory recordings with statistical methods.

  3. Overview of risk analysis research on tanker groundings and collisions

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    Pedersen, Preben Terndrup

    1999-01-01

    The Marine Board of the National Research Council (NRC) has initiated a new study on evaluating alterntive Tanker designs to double hull tankers. This effort was mandated by the US Congress in the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1998. The purpose of the study is to develop a methodology for eval......The Marine Board of the National Research Council (NRC) has initiated a new study on evaluating alterntive Tanker designs to double hull tankers. This effort was mandated by the US Congress in the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1998. The purpose of the study is to develop a methodology...... for evaluation of the oil outlfow performance of alternative tanker designs in the event of a collision or grounding. The present paper is an invited contribution oto the first meeting of the Committee on Evaluating Double Hull Alterntive Tanker Designs held at the National Academy of Sciences' Georgetown...

  4. La política británica ante la reconquista española de México. Inglaterra ¿la aliada fiel?

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    Ruiz de Gordejuela, Jesús

    2012-01-01

    Aunque la política exterior de las naciones rivales respecto al derecho de España a recuperar sus colonias ha sido estudiada por reconocidos especialistas en política exterior y en Historia de América, el presente artículo pretende profundizar y mostrar cómo la política oficial de Inglaterra caracterizada por la ambigüedad y la infidelidad no se correspondía con su política real hacia España. El proyecto de la invasión de México, dirigida por el general Isidro Barradas en el verano-otoño de 1...

  5. Long Term Streptomycin Toxicity in the Treatment of Buruli Ulcer: Follow-up of Participants in the BURULICO Drug Trial

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    Klis, Sandor; Stienstra, Ymkje; Phillips, Richard O.; Abass, Kabiru Mohammed; Tuah, Wilson; van der Werf, Tjip S.

    2014-01-01

    Background Buruli Ulcer (BU) is a tropical infectious skin disease that is currently treated with 8 weeks of intramuscular streptomycin and oral rifampicin. As prolonged streptomycin administration can cause both oto- and nephrotoxicity, we evaluated its long term toxicity by following-up former BU patients that had received either 4 or 8 weeks of streptomycin in addition to other drugs between 2006 and 2008, in the context of a randomized controlled trial. Methods Former patients were retrieved in 2012, and oto- and nephrotoxicity were determined by audiometry and serum creatinine levels. Data were compared with baseline and week 8 measurements during the drug trial. Results Of the total of 151 former patients, 127 (84%) were retrieved. Ototoxicity was present in 29% of adults and 25% of children. Adults in the 8 week streptomycin group had significantly higher hearing thresholds in all frequencies at long term follow-up, and these differences were most prominent in the high frequencies. In children, no differences between the two treatment arms were found. Nephrotoxicity that had been detected in 14% of adults and in 13% of children during treatment, was present in only 2.4% of patients at long term follow-up. Conclusions Prolonged streptomycin administration in the adult study subjects caused significant persistent hearing loss, especially in the high frequency range. Nephrotoxicity was also present in both adults and children but appeared to be transient. Streptomycin should be given with caution especially in patients aged 16 or older, and in individuals with concurrent risks for renal dysfunction or hearing loss. PMID:24625583

  6. AMTB CHILE. INFORME TÉCNICO INACAP TEMUCO 2008: MOTIVACIÓN Y NOTAS EN INGLÉS

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    María Soledad Soza Roldán

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available La siguiente investigación trata la motivación como factor que impacta en el aprendizaje de inglés (notas en estudiantes de pregrado de Inacap Temuco, Región de la Araucanía, Chile. Para este fin, se aplicó el cuestionario AMTB (Test de Actitud y Motivación a una muestra de 305 estudiantes de carreras técnicas en Inacap Temuco (2008 para determinar el nivel de motivación según 12 variables del modelo socio-educacional de R C Gardner que sirve de paradigma en SLA (adquisición de un segundo idioma. Los hallazgos indican que la motivación explica el 41% de la nota; la ansiedad, deseo por aprender Inglés, intensidad de la motivación, el estímulo de los padres, y las actitudes frente al proceso de enseñanza tienen correlación significativa con las notas (95% de confianza. Se realizó un análisis descriptivo de las notas en Inglés desde otoño /primavera 2002 a otoño/primavera 2007 por nivel y promedio total (nivel I a VII. Se determinó que nivel promedio general de motivación es de un moderado 4.3 (escala Likert de 1 a 6 pero se dispara a 5.9 en el nivel VII permitiendo apreciar una correlación serial positiva desde el nivel I al VII. Los hallazgos son similares a los descubiertos por Gardner en Canadá (1960 y en 4 países europeos (1985. Los hallazgos fueron enviados a Gardner cuyos comentarios se detallan en el Informe.

  7. A reliable bioassay procedure to evaluate per os toxicity of Bacillus thuringiensis strains against the rice delphacid, Tagosodes orizicolus (Homoptera: Delphacidae).

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    Mora, Rebeca; Ibarra, Jorge E; Espinoza, Ana M

    2007-06-01

    A reliable bioassay procedure was developed to test ingested Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) toxins on the rice delphacid Tagosodes orizicolus. Initially, several colonies were established under greenhouse conditions, using rice plants to nurture the insect. For the bioassay, an in vitro feeding system was developed for third to fourth instar nymphs. Insects were fed through Parafilm membranes on sugar (10 % sucrose) and honey bee (1:48 vol/vol) solutions, observing a natural mortality of 10-15 % and 0-5 %, respectively. Results were reproducible under controlled conditions during the assay (18+/-0.1 degrees C at night and 28+/-0.1 degrees C during the day, 80 % RH and a 12:12 day:light photoperiod). In addition, natural mortality was quantified on insect colonies, collected from three different geographic areas of Costa Rica, with no significant differences between colonies under controlled conditions. Finally, bioassays were performed to evaluate the toxicity of a Bt collection on T. orizicolus. A preliminary sample of twenty-seven Bt strains was evaluated on coarse bioassays using three loops of sporulated colonies in 9 ml of liquid diet, the strains that exhibited higher percentages of T. orizicolus mortality were further analyzed in bioassays using lyophilized spores and crystals (1 mg/ml). As a result, strains 26-O-to, 40-X-m, 43-S-d and 23-O-to isolated from homopteran insects showed mortalities of 74, 96, 44 and 82% respectively while HD-137, HD-1 and Bti showed 19, 83 and 95% mortalities. Controls showed mortalities between 0 and 10% in all bioassays. This is the first report of a reliable bioassay procedure to evaluate per os toxicity for a homopteran species using Bacillus thuringiensis strains.

  8. Caracterización del inicio de la diabetes mellitus tipo 1 en menores de 18 años

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    Yan González Ramos

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    Full Text Available Fundamento: la diabetes mellitus tipo 1 es la enfermedad crónico endocrinológica más frecuente en la edad pediátrica y la segunda enfermedad crónica en la infancia después del asma bronquial, en los países desarrollados. Objetivo: identificar los aspectos epidemiológicos en el inicio de la diabetes mellitus tipo 1 en menores de 18 años en la provincia de Cienfuegos en el periodo 1997- octubre 2015. Métodos: se realizó un estudio descriptivo retrospectivo en los pacientes menores de 18 años, diagnosticados con diabetes mellitus tipo 1 en el periodo mencionado. Las variables utilizadas fueron: año y edad del inicio, sexo, color de la piel y municipio de procedencia. Los resultados se presentaron en tablas de frecuencias y porcentajes. Resultados: el porcentaje de pacientes del sexo masculino y femenino fue bastante similar con un leve predominio del masculino (53,5 %. El grupo 5-9 años presentó el mayor número de pacientes (35 casos pero sin diferencias significativas con el de 10-14 años (34 casos. El color de piel blanca predominó con el 75,7 %. El mayor número de casos se mostraron en los meses de otoño con 30. Los municipios de mayor incidencia fueron Cienfuegos con 40 y Cumanayagua con 16 casos respectivamente. Conclusiones: se ha producido un aumento de la incidencia en los últimos años con un leve predominio del sexo masculino y el grupo de 5-9 años. Predominó la raza blanca. El mayor número del inicio ocurrió en otoño y en el municipio de Cienfuegos.

  9. Alimentación de dos especies de anfibios (Anura: Hylidae en la estación de bajas temperaturas y su relación con la acumulación de energía en Santa Fe, Argentina

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    Carolina Elizabet Antoniazzi

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Existe escasa información sobre la alimentación de las especies de anfibios activas durante la estación fría o las estrategias de utilización de reservas lipídicas como fuente de energía durante el periodo de bajas temperaturas. Por lo tanto, se analizaron las estrategias de obtención y acumulación energética durante la estación de bajas temperaturas en un anfibio que se reproduce principalmente en otoño-invierno, Hypsiboas pulchellus (Hp, y uno que lo hace en primavera-verano, Dendropsophus nanus (Dn. Para ello se analizó la alimentación de ambas especies y se utilizó el peso de los cuerpos grasos (CG como indicador del desarrollo de las reservas energéticas. Si bien se encontró una elevada similitud en la dieta entre las especies, esto no implicó la ausencia de diferencias en las estrategias de obtención energética entre ellas. El bajo índice de vacuidad gastrointestinal de Hp, acompañado de CG poco desarrollados, permite señalar que, para sostener la elevada demanda energética de la actividad reproductiva concentrada en el otoño-invierno, esta especie continúa alimentándose aún en temperaturas bajas. Por otro lado, el índice de vacuidad de Dn fue mayor al de Hp, mientras que sus CG se encontraron bien desarrollados, por lo que esta especie utilizaría en mayor medida sus reservas lipídicas como fuente de energía para transitar el período de bajas temperaturas y llegar en buenas condiciones a la temporada reproductiva en la próxima primavera-verano.

  10. Face and content validity of a novel, web-based otoscopy simulator for medical education.

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    Wickens, Brandon; Lewis, Jordan; Morris, David P; Husein, Murad; Ladak, Hanif M; Agrawal, Sumit K

    2015-02-24

    Despite the fact that otoscopy is a widely used and taught diagnostic tool during medical training, errors in diagnosis are common. Physical otoscopy simulators have high fidelity, but they can be expensive and only a limited number of students can use them at a given time. 1) To develop a purely web-based otoscopy simulator that can easily be distributed to students over the internet. 2) To assess face and content validity of the simulator by surveying experts in otoscopy. An otoscopy simulator, OtoTrain™, was developed at Western University using web-based programming and Unity 3D. Eleven experts from academic institutions in North America were recruited to test the simulator and respond to an online questionnaire. A 7-point Likert scale was used to answer questions related to face validity (realism of the simulator), content validity (expert evaluation of subject matter and test items), and applicability to medical training. The mean responses for the face validity, content validity, and applicability to medical training portions of the questionnaire were all ≤3, falling between the "Agree", "Mostly Agree", and "Strongly Agree" categories. The responses suggest good face and content validity of the simulator. Open-ended questions revealed that the primary drawbacks of the simulator were the lack of a haptic arm for force feedback, a need for increased focus on pneumatic otoscopy, and few rare disorders shown on otoscopy. OtoTrain™ is a novel, web-based otoscopy simulator that can be easily distributed and used by students on a variety of platforms. Initial face and content validity was encouraging, and a skills transference study is planned following further modifications and improvements to the simulator.

  11. Comportamiento productivo del pasto ovillo (Dactylis glomerata L. en respuesta al pastoreo.

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    Filogonio Jesús Hernández-Guzmán

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del estudio fue determinar los patrones de variación en los componentes de la productividad forrajera del pasto ovillo (Dactylis glomerata L. bajo pastoreo. En Montecillo, Texcoco, Estado de México, México, de junio 2005 a junio 2006, se estudió la combinación de tres frecuencias (21, 28 y 35 días y dos intensidades (5-7 y 9-11 cm en el forraje residual de pastoreo, en un diseño de bloques al azar con tres repeticiones. Se evaluó el rendimiento anual y la distribución estacional de forraje, tasa de crecimiento, composición botánica y morfológica y densidad de tallos. La frecuencia de pastoreo de 35 días superó a las de 21 y 28 (P<0,05 en el rendimiento anual, durante primavera y verano. Independientemente de la frecuencia e intensidad de pastoreo, el rendimiento estacional se distribuyó de la siguiente forma: 49,5, 31,6, 14,1 y 4,8% para primavera, verano, invierno y otoño, respectivamente. La mayor tasa de crecimiento se registró en primavera al pastorear cada 35 días y la menor en otoño al pastorear cada 28 días (P<0,01. Durante invierno se dio mayor presencia de otras especies, siendo el pastoreo cada veintiún días a una intensidad ligera el que originó un aporte al rendimiento de otras especies del 60%. No se presentaron efectos de intensidad ni de frecuencia de pastoreo en la densidad de tallos. El mayor rendimiento y tasa de crecimiento se obtuvieron al pastorear cada 35 días.

  12. Cardiac and renal dysfunction is associated with progressive hearing loss in patients with Fabry disease.

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    Maria Köping

    Full Text Available Fabry disease (FD is an X-linked recessive hereditary lysosomal storage disorder which results in the accumulation of globotriaosylceramid (Gb3 in tissues of kidney and heart as well as central and peripheral nervous system. Besides prominent renal and cardiac organ involvement, cochlear symptoms like high-frequency hearing loss and tinnitus are frequently found with yet no comprehensive data available in the literature.To examine hearing loss in patients with FD depending on cardiac and renal function.Single-center study with 68 FD patients enrolled between 2012 and 2016 at the Department of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Head and Neck Surgery of the University of Würzburg. Every subject underwent an oto-rhino-laryngological examination as well as behavioral, electrophysiological and electroacoustical audiological testing. High-frequency thresholds were evaluated by using a modified PTA6 (0.5, 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 and HF-PTA (6, 8 kHz. Renal function was measured by eGFR, cardiac impairment was graduated by NYHA class.Sensorineural hearing loss was detected in 58.8% of the cohort, which occurred typically in sudden episodes and affected especially high frequencies. Hearing loss is asymmetric, beginning unilaterally and affecting the contralateral ear later. Tinnitus was reported by 41.2%. Renal and cardiac impairment influenced the severity of hearing loss (p < 0.05.High frequency hearing loss is a common problem in patients with FD. Although not life-threatening, it can seriously reduce quality of life and should be taken into account in diagnosis and therapy. Optimized extensive hearing assessment including higher frequency thresholds should be used.

  13. Proliferaciones algales 2000-2001 en Bahía de Banderas, México según el sensor SeaWiFS

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    María C Gómez-Villarreal

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    Full Text Available Se analizaron las proliferaciones algales ocurridas en Bahía de Banderas, México, durante los años 2000 y 2001 a partir de información derivada del sensor de color del océano SeaWiFS. Estos eventos estuvieron relacionados con los máximos niveles de Anomalías Semanales de Clorofila’ (As i; variable construida para analizar la variación temporal de la clorofila dentro de la bahía. Las proliferaciones ocurridas en los periodos invierno-primavera fueron multiespecíficos, mientras que en verano-otoño fueron dominadas por una sola especie. Se plantean dos propuestas: 1 las proliferaciones algales de invierno-primavera están fuertemente relacionadas a procesos de mesoescala dada su aparente sincronía temporal con altos niveles de clorofila en las costas de Sinaloa a Jalisco; 2 mientras que las proliferaciones de Cochlodinium polykrikoides durante los periodos verano-otoño son favorecidas por el efecto de otras proliferaciones algales previas sobre el ecosistema y por condiciones predominantemente locales en la bahía.Algal blooms at Banderas Bay, México (2000-2001, from SeaWiFS-sensor-data. Algal blooms for the period of 2000 and 2001 at Banderas Bay, México, were analyzed from SeaWiFS-ocean-color-sensor derived information. These events were related with the maximum chlorophyll week anomalies (ASi; a proxy variable constructed for the analysis of chlorophyll temporal variation in the bay. The winter-spring blooms were multispecific, while the summer-fall blooms were monospecific. Two proposals are made: 1 Winter-spring blooms are strongly related with mesoescale processes, due to their apparent temporal synchrony with the high chlorophyll levels in the coastal region from Sinaloa to Jalisco states; 2 Cochlodinium polykrikoides (Margalef 1961 blooms during the summer-fall periods could be induced by local conditions and the influence of previous events on the ecosystem. Rev. Biol. Trop. 56 (4: 1653-1664. Epub 2008 December 12.

  14. PREFACE: 19th International Conference on the Application of High Magnetic Fields in Semiconductor Physics and Nanotechnology (HMF-19)

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    Muraki, Koji; Takeyama, Shojiro

    2011-12-01

    This volume contains invited and contributed papers from the 19th International Conference on the Application of High Magnetic Fields in Semiconductor Physics and Nanotechnology (HMF-19) held in Fukuoka, Japan, from 1-6 August 2010. This conference was mainly sponsored by the Tokyo University-'Horiba International fund', which was donated by Dr Masao Horiba, the founder of Horiba Ltd. The scientific program of HMF-19 consisted of 37 invited talks, 24 contributed talks, and 83 posters, which is available from the conference homepage http://www.hmf19.iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp/index.html. Each manuscript submitted for publication in this volume has been independently reviewed. The Editor is very grateful to all the reviewers for their quick responses and helpful reports and to all the authors for their submissions and patience for the delay in the editorial process. Finally, the Editor would like to express his sincere gratitude to all the individuals involved in the conference organization and all the attendees, who made this conference so successful. Koji Muraki Conference photograph Committees Chair Conference chairS Takeyama(ISSP-UT) Conference secretary T Machida (IIS-UT) Program chair K Muraki (NTT) Local organizing chair K Oto (Chiba Univ.) Advisory Committee International Domestic L Brey (ES) T Ando (TIT) Z H Chen (CN) Y Hirayama (Tohoku Univ.) S Das Sarma (US) G Kido (NIMS) L Eaves (GB) N Miura (JP) J P Eisenstein (US) J Nitta (Tohoku Univ.) K Ensslin (CH) T Takamasu (NIMS) J Furdyna (US) G M Gusev (BR) I Kukushkin (RU) Z D Kvon (RU) G Landwehr (DE) J C Maan (NL) A H MacDonald (US) N F Oliveira Jr (BR) A Pinczuk (US) J C Portal (FR) A Sachrajda (CA) M K Sanyal(IN) R Stepniewski(PL) Program Committee Chair: K Muraki(NTT) International Domestic G Bauer (AU) H Ajiki (Osaka Univ.) G Boebinger (US) H Aoki (Hongo, UT) S Ivanov (RU) K Nomura (RIKEN) K von Klitzing (DE) T Okamoto (Hongo, UT) R Nicholas (GB) T Osada (ISSP-UT ) M Potemski (FR) N Studart (BR) U Zeitler (NL

  15. Ciclos de actividad diaria y estacional de un gremio de saurios en las dunas de arena de Viesca, Coahuila, México Daily and seasonal activity patterns of a lizard guild in the sand dunes of Viesca, Coahuila, Mexico

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    Full Text Available En el 2002 se evaluaron los ciclos de actividad diaria y estacional de los saurios Uta stejnegeri, Uma exsul y Aspidoscelis marmorata en un hábitat de dunas al suroeste de Coahuila, México. Se recorrió un transecto de 500 m, cada hora (de 0700 a 1900 h durante 7 días, en primavera, verano y otoño. Se registró el número de individuos activos por especie, la temperatura del aire y del sustrato, y la humedad relativa. La amplitud de nicho temporal se calculó mediante el Índice estandarizado de Levins, y el traslape de nicho mediante el método de Pianka. En las 3 estaciones del año U. stejnegeri inició su actividad más temprano que U. exsul, y ésta, a su vez, se registró antes que A. marmorata. Las 3 especies presentaron un ciclo de actividad bimodal durante primavera y verano, y unimodal en otoño. Aspidoscelis marmorata presentó la menor amplitud de nicho temporal durante las 3 estaciones. La temperatura corporal de cada especie y la temperatura ambiental parecen determinar los patrones de actividad de este gremio de saurios en Viesca.In 2002, daily and seasonal activity patterns of the lizards Uta stejnegeri, Uma exsul, and Aspidoscelis marmorata were evaluated in a dune habitat in the southwestern portion of Coahuila, Mexico. Methods included surveying a 500 m transect once per hour between 0700 and 1900 for 7 days each season during the spring, summer and fall. The number of active lizards, air and substrate temperatures, and relative humidity were recorded. A standardized Levins Index and Pianka’s method were used to measure temporal niche breadth and overlap, respectively. In each of the 3 seasons, U. stejnegeri was active earlier than U. exsul, and U. exsul was active before A. marmorata. The 3 species showed a bimodal activity pattern during spring and summer, and unimodal in fall. Aspidoscelis marmorata showed the smallest niche breadth in the 3 seasons. For each species, preferred body temperature and environmental

  16. Estacionalidad y diversidad de Aspergillus en el aire exterior de Badajoz

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    Santiago Fernández-Rodríguez

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    Full Text Available La presencia de Aspergillus en el aire exterior e interior es importante para la salud pública. El objetivo de este trabajo fue estudiar la presencia estacional de Aspergillus en el aire exterior. Se muestreó la atmósfera exterior de Badajoz (SO España en la Universidad de Extremadura durante dos años, desde el 25 de marzo de 2009 hasta el 25 de marzo de 2011, utilizando 3 tipos de captadores volumétricos portátiles viables: dos captadores Burkard, uno con un dispositivo con estructura cónica (Bc y otro con un tamiz (Bt, y un captador Sampl’air (AES. La velocidad de flujo de aspiración fue 20 L/min. para los captadores Burkard y 100 para AES. Se emplearon dos tipos de medio de cultivo Agar Sabouraud Dextrosa (SDA y Agar Extracto de Malta (MEA. En un primer periodo (25/03/2009-26/03/2010 se muestreó con Bc y Bt y con SDA, mientras que en el segundo (30/03/2010-25/03/2011 se muestreó con AES y Bt y con MEA. Los datos se proporcionan en unidades formadoras de colonias por metro cúbico (CFU/m3. Se contabilizaron un total de 610 colonias de Aspergillus en el periodo total estudiado. La concentración promedio diaria fue de 17 CFU/m3 en todo el periodo. Se identificaron 15 especies de Aspergillus siendo las más frecuentes: A. niger, A. candidus, A. fumigatus, A. niveus y A. versicolor. Algunas especies se caracterizaron por una marcada estacionalidad, con predominancia en otoño o invierno, o ausencia en verano. Otras no mostraron estacionalidad predominante. En promedio la concentración de Aspergillus fue máxima en otoño y mínima en primavera; en verano e invierno los valores fueron intermedios. Se han encontrado diferencias significativas teniendo en cuenta los tres captadores empleados (χ2=28,491, p<0,001.

  17. Propagation of hybrid Devils Hole Pupfish × Ash Meadows Amargosa Pupfish

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    Feuerbacher, Olin; Mapula, Justin A.; Bonar, Scott A.

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    Recent censuses of Devils Hole Pupfish Cyprinodon diabolis revealed that fewer than 100 individuals currently remain in the wild. Captive propagation is among actions being considered to prevent their extinction, but no pure-strain Devils Hole Pupfish were available for broodstock. To help provide emergency information, we investigated techniques to propagate their most closely related relative, hybrid Devils Hole Pupfish C. diabolis× Ash Meadows Amargosa Pupfish C. nevadensis mionectes. We tested various temperatures and larval feeds with respect to egg production, larval survival, and growth. Larval survival and growth were similar from 24°C to 32°C and egg production peaked at static 28°C; however, reducing water temperatures to 23°C and then raising them to 28°C resulted in even higher production. Larvae fed infusoria, Rio Grande Silvery Minnow Chow (RGSM), or Zeigler larval diet (ZLD) had the highest survival (79.4, 71.6, and 73.4%, respectively), and those fed Otohime (OTO) had the lowest survival (60.8%), although OTO provided greatest (14 mm) 30-d growth. Supplementation of RGSM or ZLD with Artemia nauplii increased growth but decreased survival. Larval production was maximized by placing six spawning mops, constructed of yarn and tile, in each of four 437-L parental aquaria, stocked with 24 adult fish each (1:1 sex ratio) for 3 d, to attract adults and provide spawning substrate. A 30% water change conducted on the same day of mop placement lowered water temperature from 28°C to 23°C. Water temperature was raised back to 28°C over 48 h. After 3 d, mops were transferred to hatching aquaria that were held at 28°C and aerated until larval hatch. Although some differences likely exist in effective propagation techniques for hybrid and pure-strain Devils Hole Pupfish, these data help provide initial recommendations to aid recovery.

  18. Prevalence of hearing loss among high risk newborns hospitalized in hospitals affiliated to Tehran University of Medical Sciences

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    Full Text Available "n Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE AR-SA MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:Arial; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} Background: American pediatric Association proposes to screen all neonates with Oto-Acoustic Emission (OAE. In developing countries, because of several limitations, health policy makers recommend to screen only in high risk patients. This study is performed with the aim to screen hearing loss in 950 high risk newborns hospitalized in hospitals affiliated to Tehran University using the OAE test."n"nMethods: A total of 950 neonates hospitalized in the Neonatal and NICU wards of Vali-e-Asr, Shariati, Medical Center and Bahrami Hospitals during the years 2004-2006 who showed at least one risk factor using TEOAE hearing test were enrolled into this cross-sectional descriptive analytical study and were diagnosed with mild deafness and total deafness. Blood exchange due to hyperbillirubinemia, septicemia, congenital heart disease, the fifth minute apgar scores below six, PROM more than six hours, epilepsia, need to NICU more than five hours, pneumonia and Oto-Toxic drugs were considered as risk factors. Data was past medical history, current disease, admission cause, sign & symptoms and complications of disease."n"nResults: Multivariate logistic regression and paired t-test showed that blood exchange, low birth weight and low

  19. Patrones de presencia y abundancia de aves terrestres en la isla Saliaca, Sinaloa, México Patterns of occurrence and abundance of land birds on Saliaca Island, Sinaloa, Mexico

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    Full Text Available Se determinó la abundancia y composición taxonómica de las aves terrestres en la Isla Saliaca, Sinaloa, México, mediante puntos de conteo en 3 periodos de muestreo (verano, otoño e invierno y 3 tipos de hábitat (bosque espinoso, manglar y duna. Se observaron 82 especies, un número más alto que el registrado para cualquier otra isla del golfo de California. La riqueza y abundancia fueron mayores en otoño (59 especies, 9.2 ± 1.2 aves por punto e invierno (48 y 7.5 ± 0.9 que en verano (33 y 5.2 ± 0.3; este patrón refleja el arribo de aves migrantes neotropicales. En cuanto a los tipos de hábitat, la mayor riqueza y abundancia se encontró en el bosque espinoso (60 especies y 9.3 ± 0.9 aves por punto, seguida por manglar (16 y 3.3 ± 0.8 y duna (3 y 1.0 ± 0.2, lo cual es acorde con la estructura vegetal más compleja y la área de cobertura mayor del bosque espinoso. La isla Saliaca puede representar un relicto del hábitat costero regional, por lo que es importante su protección y conservación.We determined the abundance and taxonomic composition of land-birds in Saliaca Island, Sinaloa, Mexico, by means of point counts during 3 sampling periods (summer, autumn and winter and 3 types of habitat (thorn forest, mangrove and dune. We observed 82 species, which is greater than the number reported for any other Island of the Gulf of California. The species richness and abundance were greater in autumn (59 species and 9.2 ± 1.2 birds per point count and winter (48 and 7.5 ± 0.9 than in summer (33 and 5.2 ± 0.3, a pattern resulting from the arrival of neotropical migrants. With regard to differences by habitat, the greatest richness and abundance occurred in the thorn forest (60 species and 9.3 ± 0.9 birds per point, followed by mangrove (16 and 3.3 ± 0.8 and dune (3 and 1.0 ± 0.2, which is agreement with the higher complexity of vegetation structure and the greater area of thorn forest. Saliaca Island could represent a relict of

  20. Productividad de asociaciones de pasto ovillo (Dactylis glomerata L., ballico perenne (Lolium perenne L. y trébol blanco (Trifolium repens L.

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    Full Text Available El objetivo del estudio fue evaluar el rendimiento de forraje de los pastos, ovillo (Dactylis glomerata L. y ballicoperenne (Lolium perenne L. en monocultivo y asociados con trébol blanco (Trifolium repens L., en su segundo añode crecimiento. Los tratamientos evaluados fueron: 20:40:40; 00:50:50; 40:20:40; 50:00:50; 20:70:10; 70:20:10,40:40:20, 100:00:00 y 00:100:00 de pasto ovillo, ballico perenne y trébol blanco, respectivamente. El diseño experimentalfue bloques al azar con tres repeticiones. Se midió rendimiento de forraje, altura de planta, radiación interceptada(RI, % y composición botánica del forraje cosechado (%. Los tratamientos se defoliaron por ovinos (Suffolk xDorset de acuerdo con la estación del año (cada cinco, seis y cuatro semanas en otoño, invierno y primavera-verano,respectivamente. Las asociaciones 00:50:50, 20:40:40, y 40:20:20 tuvieron una diferenciación mayor enrendimiento anual produciendo más del 22 % que los monocultivos de pastos y la asociación 40:40:20 quepresentaron los menores rendimientos (en promedio 15,027 kg MS ha-1. La producción estacional tuvo diferente(P<0.05 aportación durante el año; en otoño-invierno se produjo el 40 % y en primavera-verano 60 %. El trébolblanco fue la especie con mayor porcentaje del forraje cosechado (44 % seguida por pasto ovillo (39 % yballico perenne (17 %. En conclusión, algunas asociaciones superaron el rendimiento de los pastos en monocultivo,existiendo diferencias también en la distribución estacional de la producción de forraje. La intercepción deradiación y altura de la planta son indicativos del rendimiento, y por tanto del momento de cosecha.

  1. REGULADORES DEL CRECIMIENTO Y SUSTRATOS EN LA PROPAGACIÓN VEGETATIVA DE NANCHE (Malpighia mexicana A. Juss. y Byrsonima crassifolia (L H. B. K.

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN El nanche es un frutal que produce gran parte del año y del que poco se conoce sobre su propagación asexual; por ello, el objetivo de esta investigación fue evaluar el efecto de sustratos, enraizadores y tipo de estacas en la propagacion vegativa de nanche rojo, rosa y amarillo, recolectadas en Santa María Zoquitlán, Oaxaca, México. Se hipotetiza que el uso de reguladores del crecimiento incrementa el enraizamiento y sobrevivencia de estacas. La investigación se realizó en el Colegio de Postgraduados, Campus Montecillo. El experimento 1 fue en primavera–verano, utilizando estacas de 16 cm, 384 apicales y sub–apicales sin hojas, de cada tipo de nanche. Se llenaron charolas de 5 L con turba, agrolita + turba y arena + fibra de coco (3:1 v/v. Las estacas se impregnaron 5 cm de la base con AIB a 3,000, 6,000 y 10,000 ppm, en presentación en polvo y se compararon con un testigo tratado sin AIB. El experimento 2 fue en otoño–invierno, utilizando 108 estacas sub-apicales con tres pares de hojas, de cada tipo de nanche. Como sustrato se usó arena + turba (3:1 v/v y AIB a 3,000 y 6,000 ppm, un producto comercial Biozyme*TF®, en presentación líquida y un testigo. Las charolas plantadas se cubrieron con bolsas de plástico transparente. El diseño experimental fue en BCA. Se evaluó el porcentaje de sobrevivencia, de brotación y enraizamiento. Los valores se transformaron usando la función arcoseno, se realizó un ANOVA y separación de medias mediante pruebas de Tukey. Las estacas con hojas plantadas en otoño (experimento 2 presentaron mejor sobrevivencia y brotación. El AIB a 6,000 ppm mejoró la brotación de las estacas apicales y el enraizamiento en sub–apicales; el Biozyme*TF® no se recomienda para el enraizamiento. El nanche rojo obtuvo mejor enraizamiento que el rosa y amarillo.

  2. Producción de genotipos de frijol negro en condiciones de humedad residual y sequía terminal

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    Oscar Hugo Tosquy Valle

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    Full Text Available En Veracruz y Chiapas, el cultivo de frijol del ciclo otoño-invierno, sufre periodos de sequía durante la etapa reproductiva, lo que causa bajos rendimientos. El objetivo de esta investigación fue determinar el rendimiento de genotipos de frijol, evaluados bajo condiciones de humedad residual y de sequía terminal durante el ciclo otoño-invierno de 2013-2014, en las localidades de La Candelaria, Medellín, Veracruz, Campo Experimental Ixtacuaco (CEIXTA, municipio de Martínez de la Torre, Veracruz, y Campo Experimental Centro de Chiapas (CECECH, municipio de Ocozocoautla, Chiapas. Se evaluaron 11 líneas avanzadas de frijol, comparadas con las variedades Negro Tacaná y Negro Jamapa, en diseño experimental bloques al azar con tres repeticiones. Las variables de respuesta fueron: días a floración media, días a madurez fisiológica, peso de 100 semillas y rendimiento de grano. En la Candelaria y el CECECH, ambas con ocurrencia de sequía terminal, se obtuvieron valores significativamente inferiores en las cuatro variables de respuesta, con respecto a los obtenidos en el CEIXTA, sin estrés por sequía. Las líneas SEN-56, SCN-2, SEN-70 y NCB-229 fueron las más precoces en alcanzar su floración media en las tres localidades de prueba, la cual en promedio ocurrió antes de 35 días después de la siembra. Las tres primeras líneas también mostraron menor tiempo a la madurez fisiológica, en promedio antes de los 71 días. La línea SCN-2 obtuvo en promedio el mayor peso de 100 semillas (27 g, el cual fue significativamente superior a los obtenidos por el resto de los genotipos, que registraron pesos menores a 25 g. Así mismo SEN-70, NGO-17-99 y Jamapa Plus, junto con otras cuatro líneas obtuvieron un rendimiento promedio mayor a 1000 kg ha-1, significativamente superior al de las variedades Negro Jamapa y Negro Tacaná. SEN-70 fue la de mayor rendimiento con y sin sequía terminal.

  3. Efectos del forraje diferido como cobertura de invierno en el crecimiento primaveral de las gramíneas tropicales Chloris gayana y Panicum coloratum

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    Full Text Available En La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, en un experimento en macetas a aire libre (condiciones de luz y temperatura naturales se evaluó el efecto del forraje diferido como cobertura invernal en 2 gramíneas tropicales C4 (Chloris gayana y Panicum coloratum. Plantas adultas fueron extraídas de un establecimiento ganadero, trasplantadas a macetas en un jardín experimental y después de crecer durante 111 días (2 de Febrero al 23 de Mayo sometidas a los tratamientos: (1 control [sin remoción del forraje diferido de otoño (DF]; y (2 remoción del forraje diferido de otoño (DFR a 15 cm del suelo. Se utilizaron 10 repeticiones por tratamiento y una planta por maceta (unidad experimental. Las plantas fueron cosechadas el 27 de Septiembre (después del invierno y nuevamente en Noviembre para medir la biomasa del rebrote primaveral en los estratos superior (>15 cm e inferior (<15 cm sobre el suelo, láminas, vainas y estolones. Se realizó un análisis alométrico para dilucidar la incidencia del estrés por frio y se registraron la temperatura del aire, la humedad relativa y la ocurrencia de heladas. Las plantas con forraje diferido alcanzaron una mayor biomasa (55‒80% que aquellas con remoción del forraje. Panicum coloratum mostró un ajuste significativo entre la biomasa total y la biomasa de los diferentes estratos para ambos tratamientos, mostrando buena tolerancia al estrés por frio. Por otro lado, C. gayana mostró  falta de ajuste de la biomasa y un mayor estrés por la remoción del forraje, mientras que las plantas sin remoción presentaron menor daño por frío y un mayor ajuste. La cobertura invernal del forraje diferido podría mejorar la productividad y supervivencia de estas especies forrajeras cuando son utilizadas en sistemas pastoriles templados. Estos resultados preliminares deben ser evaluados en condiciones de campo durante un mayor número de años, considerando diferentes estrategias de pastoreo. Palabras clave: Cobertura

  4. Stable oxygen isotope reconstruction of ambient temperature during the collapse of a cod (Gadus morhua) fishery.

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    Jones, J Brin; Campana, Steven E

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    Changing environmental conditions set against a backdrop of high exploitation can result in severe consequences for commercially harvested stocks. The collapse of the Eastern Scotian Shelf cod (Gadus morhua L.) off eastern Canada was primarily due to overexploitation but may have been exacerbated by a widespread temperature decline. Recent studies have called for accurate determination of ambient temperature (the actual temperature exposure history of the fish) before discarding environmental conditions as a factor in the collapse. We used the stable oxygen isotope composition of otoliths (delta18O(oto)) to reconstruct the ambient temperature history of Eastern Scotian Shelf cod from 1970 to 2000 in order to determine whether the stock experienced the temperature decline or shifted their distribution to avoid it. To correct delta18O(oto) for seawater isotope content (deltaO(w)), we generated a new meta-equation for the relationship between delta18O(w) (per mil) and salinity (S, in psu) on the Eastern Scotian Shelf: delta18O(w) = 0.539 x S - 18.790. The ambient temperature series revealed that the large-scale geographic distribution of mature cod remained constant through the cooling period, although their ambient temperature was cooler than expected in warmer periods and warmer than expected in cooler periods, indicating small-scale thermoregulatory movement. Although the mean hydrographic temperature was 4 degrees C, mature cod usually inhabited the coldest available waters (mean ambient temperature = 3 degrees C), while the juveniles usually inhabited warmer waters (mean ambient temperature = 5.5 degrees C). Length-at-age was significantly related to ambient temperature, especially in the early years of growth, and therefore declining ambient temperatures were at least partially responsible for declines in asymptotic length (up to age 8 yr). The most active thermoregulatory movement occurred during a moderate warming period; therefore extreme warming events (such

  5. El exilio argentino de José Vasconcelos

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    Pablo Yankelevich

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    Full Text Available En diciembre de 1929, José Vasconcelos, derrotado en las elecciones presidenciales, partió a un exilio que se prolongó durante una década. Durante un par de años residió en Estados Unidos, Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, Cuba, Francia y España. De Europa pasó a Argentina donde radicó hasta enero de 1935, cuando se trasladó a Estados Unidos, donde vivió hasta su regreso a México en el otoño de 1938. En este artículo se revisa un segmento de este exilio, particularmente el desenvuelto a orillas del Río de la Plata. Interesa reconstruir la trayectoria intelectual de Vasconcelos cuando, a consecuencia de la derrota política y de la propia experiencia en el destierro, inició un deslizamiento hacia posiciones cada vez más conservadoras. Esas posiciones, definidas ya con claridad durante su residencia en Argentina, vinieron a clausurar el enorme caudal de simpatías que la utopía vasconceliana había despertado en espacios políticos e intelectuales en los primeros años de la década de 1920.

  6. First and second branchial arch syndromes: multimodality approach

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    Senggen, Elodie; Laswed, Tarek; Meuwly, Jean-Yves; Maestre, Leonor Alamo; Meuli, Reto; Gudinchet, Francois [University Hospital of Lausanne, Radiology Department, Lausanne (Switzerland); Jaques, Bertrand [University Hospital of Lausanne, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Lausanne (Switzerland)

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    First and second branchial arch syndromes (BAS) manifest as combined tissue deficiencies and hypoplasias of the face, external ear, middle ear and maxillary and mandibular arches. They represent the second most common craniofacial malformation after cleft lip and palate. Extended knowledge of the embryology and anatomy of each branchial arch derivative is mandatory for the diagnosis and grading of different BAS lesions and in the follow-up of postoperative patients. In recent years, many new complex surgical approaches and procedures have been designed by maxillofacial surgeons to treat extensive maxillary, mandibular and external and internal ear deformations. The purpose of this review is to evaluate the role of different imaging modalities (orthopantomogram (OPG), lateral and posteroanterior cephalometric radiographs, CT and MRI) in the diagnosis of a wide spectrum of first and second BAS, including hemifacial microsomia, mandibulofacial dysostosis, branchio-oto-renal syndrome, Pierre Robin sequence and Nager acrofacial dysostosis. Additionally, we aim to emphasize the importance of the systematic use of a multimodality imaging approach to facilitate the precise grading of these syndromes, as well as the preoperative planning of different reconstructive surgical procedures and their follow-up during treatment. (orig.)

  7. Mesianismo negativo y novela del dictador: Esteban Echeverría, Miguel Ángel Asturias y Gabriel García Márquez

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    Christian Wehr

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    Full Text Available En los primeros años de la época romántica se establece un género autóctono de la literatura latinoamericana: la novela del dictador. Se presenta, a pesar de su gran tema histórico y político, como literatura grotesca, carnavalesca, a veces surrealista. Estas tendencias ponen en escena el carácter irracional y paradójico de las dictaduras latinoamericanas. Es poco conocido que el caudillismo emerge de tradiciones religiosas. Las raíces culturales del poder carismático son bíblicas. Por eso, el caudillismo es la manifestación política de un mesianismo decepcionado y pervertido. Los dictadores se presentan como Dioses malvados que gobiernan paraísos malditos. Este discurso alegórico es un rasgo característico de la novela del dictador y da a entender el fundamento metafísico del caudillismo. Él domina ya el texto fundador del género, El Matadero, de Esteban Echevarría, pero también novelas como El Señor Presidente, de Miguel Angel Asturias, o El otoño del Patriarca, de Gabriel García Márquez.

  8. Primary ciliary dyskinesia: a report from ATS 2001, May 18–23, San Francisco

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    Noone Peadar G

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    Full Text Available Abstract Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD is a genetic disorder of abnormal ciliary structure and function that leads to defective mucociliary clearance, resulting in oto-sino-pulmonary disease, and infertility. The disease is currently under intense investigation by a number of research groups worldwide. At the recent American Thoracic Society meeting in San Francisco in May 2001, two sessions focused on PCD; a symposium session on May 21 with several featured expert speakers was followed by a mini-symposium on Tuesday May 22, with one featured speaker and presentation of nine abstracts covering a range of research topics. Mattias Salathe (University of Miami, USA and Stephen Brody (Washington University, St Louis, USA chaired the symposium session. Presentations focused on the clinical spectrum of PCD, the genetics of PCD, a proteomics approach to detail the structure of cilia, the role of cilia in the embryology of situs laterality, and airway epithelial cell biology. The mini-symposium was chaired by Peadar Noone (University of North Carolina, USA and Malcolm King (University of Alberta, USA and included presentations on the use of PCD as a human disease model, accurate definition of the phenotype using clinical and cell biologic markers, and molecular studies. The latter reports ranged from isolation of a protein involved in ciliary structure and function to genetic studies using linkage analysis and the candidate gene approach. Clinicians and scientists alike displayed considerable interest at both sessions, and there were several lively question–answer sessions.

  9. Imagining Ferdinand VII, a Catholic and felon King | Imaginando a Fernando VII, rey católico y felón

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    Gregorio Alonso

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    Full Text Available The public image of King Ferdinand VII (1784-1833 was built through a process of exaltation and sacralization as a result of the Napoleonic invasion of the Iberian Peninsula that started in the fall of 1807. This article tackles the mechanisms put in place in order to achieve such a target. It also unravels the ways in which wide sectors of the Catholic clergy collaborated in the identification of the King’s image with that of the Spanish nation in danger. The text also sheds light on the American dimensions of the divinization of kingship and their limits in a period of rapid and violent change in the colonies. | La imagen pública del rey Fernando VII (1784-1833 fue sometida a un proceso de exaltación y sacralización a raíz de la invasión napoleónica de la Península Ibérica iniciada en el otoño de 1807. Este artículo aborda los mecanismos que se emplearon para lograr dicho objetivo y la plena colaboración de amplios sectores del clero para identificar al rey con la nación en peligro. El texto vierte luz sobre las dimensiones americanas de dicho fenómeno de divinización regia y sus limitaciones en un periodo de rápido y violento cambio en las colonias.

  10. Clark AB Philippines Revised Uniform Summary of Surface Weather Observations. Parts A-F

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  11. Reseña de "Médicos, hospitales y servicios de inteligencia: el movimiento médico mexicano de 1964-1965 a través de reportes de inteligencia" de Soto Laveaga G.

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    Gabriela Soto Laveaga

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    Full Text Available En el otoño de 1964 los residentes e internos de los hospitales de México iniciaron un paro pidiendo aumento de salarios, mejores condiciones de trabajo y la oportunidad de seguir estudiando. El movimiento duraría casi un año y al paso del tiempo las demandas dejaron de ser estrictamente por cuestiones laborales y se tornaron más universales. Los internos y residentes comenzaron a hablar sobre justicia social, el derecho a la salud de todos los mexicanos, y aun sobre el problema agrario en la nación. El gobierno, preocupado por la influencia que tenían estos profesionales, envió al servicio de inteligencia a patrullar a diario todos los hospitales de la capital y a seguir clandestinamente a ciertos médicos. Utilizando solo unos cuantos de estos reportes diarios, se muestra cómo el gobierno de Gustavo Díaz Ordaz utilizó al movimiento médico para entender al movimiento estudiantil de 1968.

  12. Systematic review of vestibular disorders related to human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

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    Heinze, B; Swanepoel, D W; Hofmeyr, L M

    2011-09-01

    Disorders of the auditory and vestibular system are often associated with human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. However, the extent and nature of these vestibular manifestations are unclear. To systematically review the current peer-reviewed literature on vestibular manifestations and pathology related to human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Systematic review of peer-reviewed articles related to vestibular findings in individuals with human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Several electronic databases were searched. We identified 442 records, reduced to 210 after excluding duplicates and reviews. These were reviewed for relevance to the scope of the study. We identified only 13 reports investigating vestibular functioning and pathology in individuals affected by human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. This condition can affect both the peripheral and central vestibular system, irrespective of age and viral disease stage. Peripheral vestibular involvement may affect up to 50 per cent of patients, and central vestibular involvement may be even more prevalent. Post-mortem studies suggest direct involvement of the entire vestibular system, while opportunistic infections such as oto- and neurosyphilis and encephalitis cause secondary vestibular dysfunction resulting in vertigo, dizziness and imbalance. Patients with human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome should routinely be monitored for vestibular involvement, to minimise functional limitations of quality of life.

  13. Les carcinomes de la thyroïde: profils épidémiologique, clinique et thérapeutique, à propos de 102 cas

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    Touati, Mohamed Mliha; Aljalil, Abdelfettah; Darouassi, Youssef; Chihani, Mehdi; Lahkim, Mohammed; Fihri, Jawad Al Fassi; Bouaity, Brahim; Ammar, Haddou

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    Les carcinomes thyroïdiens sont des tumeurs malignes assez rares, représentant 1% des cancers. Ils sont généralement de bon pronostic, et présentent des aspects cliniques et évolutifs variés selon leur origine histologique. Notre travail est une étude rétrospective portant sur 102 cas de carcinomes de la thyroïde, colligés sur un nombre total de 811 gestes chirurgicaux thyroïdiens, au service d'oto-rhino-laryngologie et de chirurgie cervico-faciale de l'hôpital militaire Avicenne de Marrakech, sur une période de 8 ans, allant de janvier 2006 à décembre 2013. Les carcinomes thyroïdiens atteignent le sujet jeune avant l’âge de 50 ans, en particulier le sexe féminin. La tendance dans les pays en voie de développement, comme dans le monde entier est en croissance continue, ceci peut être expliqué par l'amélioration des outils d'imagerie et des moyens diagnostiques cytologiques et anatomo-pathologiques. PMID:26405495

  14. Zīmols kā sociālā prestiža simbols patērētāju sabiedrībā: datortehnoloģiju kompānija "Apple"

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    Darba mērķis ir noskaidrot, kā jaunieši izvēlas zīmolus, piemēram, datortehnoloģiju kompānijas „Apple” ražoto produkciju, lai izveidotu savu identitāti sabiedrībā, lai simbolizētu savu sociālo stāvokli, vai pēc citiem kritērijiem, piemēram, tiecoties pēc kvalitātes un funkcionalitātes. Darbā tiek apskatīti jēdzieni: zīmols, prestižs, patērētāju sabiedrība, sociālā identitāte, kā arī šo jēdzienu sasaiste ar socioloģiskajiem procesiem. Pētījuma daļā tiek izmantotas kvalitatīvās pētīšanas met...

  15. Effects of record music on hearing loss among young workers in a shipyard.

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    Mori, T

    1985-01-01

    Effects of record music on hearing were studied by measuring the hearing loss among 175 shipyard workers ranging from 20 to 29 years, who did not have any history of ear or nose diseases, familial hearing loss or ingestion of oto-toxic drugs. There were 120 record-listeners and 55 non-listeners. It was found that there were more high frequency hearing impairments among the ears of record-listeners than non-listeners. Means of hearing losses of the record-listeners' ears were 4.73 dB and at 4000 Hz and 9.24 dB at 6000 Hz. Failure rates (percentage of ears which had 20 dB or more hearing loss) were 8.4% at 4000 Hz and 18.8% at 6000 Hz. Three factors, "monthly listening hours", "duration of listening to records" and "favourite type of music", contributed to the high frequency hearing loss. The young shipyard workers should be warned against non-occupational noise exposure, such as record music outside of the workplace, because this will significantly worsen hearing impairment due to the occupational noise exposure.

  16. ROLE OF TRANSPORTERS IN THE DISTRIBUTION OF PLATINUM-BASED DRUGS

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    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Platinum derivatives used as chemotherapeutic drugs such as cisplatin and oxaliplatin have a potent antitumor activity. However, severe side effects such as nephro-, oto-, and neurotoxicity are associated with their use. Effects and side effects of platinum-based drugs are in part caused by their transporter-mediated uptake in target and non target cells. In this mini review, the transport systems involved in cellular handling of platinum derivatives are illustrated, focusing on transporters for cisplatin. The copper transporter 1 seems to be of particular importance for cisplatin uptake in tumor cells, while the organic cation transporter (OCT 2, due to its specific organ distribution, may play a major role in the development of undesired cisplatin side effects. In polarized cells, e.g. in renal proximal tubule cells, apically expressed transporters, such as multidrug and toxin extrusion protein 1, mediate secretion of cisplatin and in this way contribute to the control of its toxic effects. Specific inhibition of cisplatin uptake transporters such as the OCTs may be an attractive therapeutic option to reduce its toxicity, without impairing its antitumor efficacy.

  17. Spectrum of DNA variants for nonsyndromic deafness in a large cohort from multiple continents

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    Yan, Denise; Tekin, Demet; Bademci, Guney; Foster, Joseph; Cengiz, F. Basak; Kannan-Sundhari, Abhiraami; Guo, Shengru; Mittal, Rahul; Zou, Bing; Grati, Mhamed; Kabahuma, Rosemary I.; Kameswaran, Mohan; Lasisi, Taye J; Adedeji, Waheed A; Lasisi, Akeem O.; Menendez, Ibis; Herrera, Marianna; Carranza, Claudia; Maroofian, Reza; Crosby, Andrew H.; Bensaid, Mariem; Masmoudi, Saber; Behnam, Mahdiyeh; Mojarrad, Majid; Feng, Yong; Duman, Duygu; Mawla, Alex M.; Nord, Alex S.; Blanton, Susan H.; Liu, Xuezhong; Tekin, Mustafa

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    Hearing loss (HL) is the most common sensory deficit in humans with causative variants in over 140 genes. With few exceptions, however, the population-specific distribution for many of the identified variants/genes is unclear. Until recently, the extensive genetic and clinical heterogeneity of deafness precluded comprehensive genetic analysis. Here, using a custom capture panel (MiamiOtoGenes), we undertook a targeted sequencing of 180 genes in a multi-ethnic cohort of 342 GJB2 mutation-negative deaf probands from South Africa, Nigeria, Tunisia, Turkey, Iran, India, Guatemala and the United States (South Florida). We detected causative DNA variants in 25% of multiplex and 7% of simplex families. The detection rate varied between 0% and 57% based on ethnicity, with Guatemala and Iran at the lower and higher end of the spectrum, respectively. We detected causative variants within 27 genes without predominant recurring pathogenic variants. The most commonly implicated genes include MYO15A, SLC26A4, USH2A, MYO7A, MYO6 and TRIOBP. Overall, our study highlights the importance of family history and generation of databases for multiple ethnically discrete populations to improve our ability to detect and accurately interpret genetic variants for pathogenicity. PMID:27344577

  18. A systematic search for linkage with nonsyndromic recessive deafness in two large Middle Eastern inbred kindreds excludes more than 30% of the genome

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    Weiss, S.; Korostishevsky, M. [Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Ramat-Aviv (Israel); Frydman, M. [Haim Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer (Israel)] [and others

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    It has been estimated that as many as 35 loci may individually cause autosomal recessive non-syndromic deafness. The extreme genetic heterogeneity, limited clinical differentiation and phenotypic assortative mating in many western countries make many families unsuitable for genetic linkage studies. Recently the first of those loci was mapped (to 13q) in two consanguineous families from northern Tunisia. We are studying two large highly consanguineous Middle Eastern kindreds (a total of 26 deaf in 98 sampled individuals). Examination in each family showed no evidence of clinical heterogeneity and indicated an uncomplicated profound bilateral sensorineural deafness. We have been able to exclude the 13q locus as the cause of deafness in each kindred and have also excluded such `candidate` loci as regions as those causing Usher`s syndrome type 1 (11q13)(11p), Usher`s syndrome type II (1q32-q41), Waardenburg syndrome type I (2q37), branchio-oto-renal syndrome (8q12-q13), Monge`s deafness (5q31), and Treacher Collins syndrome (5q31.3-q33.3). To date, no lod scores greater than 1 have been obtained in either kindred using 150 RFLT`s, VNTR`s and highly polymorphic microsatellite markers (CA repeats and tetranucleotides). By Morton`s criterion a minimum of 30% of the autosomal genome can be excluded for each kindred separately.

  19. Occupational exposure to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in wood dust

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    Huynh, C K; Schuepfer, P; Boiteux, P, E-mail: chuynh@hospvd.c [Institute for Work and Health, rue du Bugnon 21, CH-1005 Lausanne (Switzerland)

    2009-02-01

    Sino-nasal cancer (SNC) represents approximately 3% of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology (ORL) cancers. Adenocarcinoma SNC is an acknowledged occupational disease affecting certain specialized workers such as joiners and cabinetmakers. The high proportion of woodworkers contracting a SNC, subjected to an estimated risk 50 to 100 times higher than that affecting the general population, has suggested various study paths to possible causes such as tannin in hardwood, formaldehyde in plywood and benzo(a)pyrene produced by wood when overheated by cutting tools. It is acknowledged that tannin does not cause cancer to workers exposed to tea dust. Apart from being an irritant, formaldehyde is also classified as carcinogenic. The path involving carcinogenic Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) emitted by overheated wood is attractive. In this study, we measured the particle size and PAHs content in dust emitted by the processing of wood in an experimental chamber, and in field situation. Quantification of 16 PAHs is carried out by capillary GC-ion trap Mass Spectrometric analysis (GC-MS). The materials tested are rough fir tree, oak, impregnated polyurethane (PU) oak. The wood dust contains carcinogenic PAHs at the level of mug.g{sup -1} or ppm. During sanding operations, the PU varnish-impregnated wood produces 100 times more PAHs in dust than the unfinished wood.

  20. Mutational analysis of EYA1, SIX1 and SIX5 genes and strategies for management of hearing loss in patients with BOR/BO syndrome.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Branchio-oto-renal (BOR or branchio-otic (BO syndrome is one of the most common forms of autosomal dominant syndromic hearing loss. Mutations in EYA1, SIX1 and SIX5 genes have been associated with BOR syndrome. In this study, clinical and genetic analyses were performed in patients with BOR/BO syndrome focusing on auditory manifestations and rehabilitation. METHODS: The audiologic manifestations were reviewed in 10 patients with BOR/BO syndrome. The operative findings and hearing outcome were analyzed in patients who underwent middle ear surgeries. The modality and outcome of auditory rehabilitation were evaluated. Genetic analysis was performed for EYA1, SIX1, and SIX5 genes. RESULTS: All patients presented with mixed hearing loss. Five patients underwent middle ear surgeries without successful hearing gain. Cochlear implantation performed in two patients resulted in significant hearing improvement. Genetic analysis revealed four novel EYA1 mutations and a large deletion encompassing the EYA1 gene. CONCLUSIONS: Auditory rehabilitation in BOR/BO syndrome should be individually tailored keeping in mind the high failure rate after middle ear surgeries. Successful outcome can be expected with cochlear implantations in patients with BOR/BO syndrome who cannot benefit from hearing aids. The novel EYA1 mutations may add to the genotypic and phenotypic spectrum of BOR syndrome in the East Asian population.

  1. Founder mutation in RSPH4A identified in patients of Hispanic descent with Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia

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    Daniels, M. Leigh Anne; Leigh, Margaret W.; Davis, Stephanie D.; Armstrong, Michael C.; Carson, Johnny L.; Hazucha, Milan; Dell, Sharon D.; Eriksson, Maria; Collins, Francis S.; Knowles, Michael R.; Zariwala, Maimoona A.

    2013-01-01

    Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is a rare, autosomal recessive, genetically heterogeneous disorder characterized by ciliary dysfunction resulting in chronic oto-sino-pulmonary disease, respiratory distress in term neonates, laterality (situs) defects, and bronchiectasis. Diagnosis has traditionally relied on ciliary ultrastructural abnormalities seen by electron microscopy. Mutations in radial spoke head proteins occur in PCD patients with central apparatus defects. Advances in genetic testing have been crucial in addressing the diagnostic challenge. Here, we describe a novel splice-site mutation (c.921+3_6delAAGT) in RSPH4A, which leads to a premature translation termination signal in nine subjects with PCD (seven families). Loss-of-function was confirmed with quantitative ciliary ultrastructural analysis, measurement of ciliary beat frequency and waveform, and transcript analysis. All nine individuals carrying c.921+3_6delAAGT splice-site mutation in RSPH4A were Hispanic with ancestry tracing to Puerto Rico. This mutation is a founder mutation and a common cause of PCD without situs abnormalities in patients of Puerto Rican descent. PMID:23798057

  2. La representación apocalíptica de la violencia en la narrativa fílmica de Gabriel García Márquez: los guiones de El año de la peste y Edipo Alcalde, y los argumentos inéditos Dios y yo y Para Elisa.

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    Alessandro Rocco

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available In Mario Vargas Llosa’s opinion, two of the most lasting obsessions of García Márquez’s literary world, were the theme of plague, and the one of violence, that together form a sort of “cataclysmic vision” of history, whose literary sources were Daniel Defoe’s, A journal of the plague year, and Sophocles’, Oedipus Rex. We mention in this article the presence of those themes in García Márquez’s filmic work, beginning with the screenplays of two films: El año de la peste and Edipo Alcalde, adaptations of the cited works of Defoe and Sophocles. Afterwards we present two unpublished film treatments, Para Elisa and Dios y yo. The first is about war in Colombia, and presents an explicit reference to the “Bogotazo” (9th of April of 1948, while the second presents the theme of Latin American dictator, that García Márquez later focused in his novel El otoño del patriarca.

  3. Photocatalyticpaving concrete

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    Lyapidevskaya Ol'ga Borisovna

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Today bituminous concrete is a conventional paving material. Among its advantages one can name dustlessness and noiselessness, fine wear (up to 1 mm a year and fine maintainability. As the main disadvantages of this material one can name high slipperiness under humidification, low durability and weather resistance. Besides that, during placement of the bituminous concrete a lot of different air pollutants are emitted, which are harmful for environment and human’s health (they are listed in the paper according to the US Environmental Protection Agency materials. As an alternative, one can use cement-concrete pavement, which is in many ways more efficient than the bituminous concrete. It is proposed to enhance environmental performance of the cement-concrete pavement via usage of photocatalysis. The mechanism of different photocatalytic reactions is described in the paper, namely heterogeneous and homogeneous photocatalysis, photo-induces, photoactivated catalysis and catalytical photoreactions. It is pro-posed to use heterogeneous photocatalysis with titanium dioxide as a photocatalyst. The mechanism of photo oxidation of air contaminants, with the usage of titanium dioxide is2described. The paper sets problems, connected with the sensibilization of TiOto thevisible light (it is proposed to use titanium dioxide, doped with the atoms of certain elements to increase its sensibility to the visible light and with the development of a new photocatalytic paving concrete, which will meet the requirements, specified for paving in the climatic and traffic conditions of the Russian Federation.

  4. Does erythropoietin augment noise induced hearing loss?

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    Frederiksen, Birgitte Lidegaard; Cayé-Thomasen, Per; Lund, Søren Peter

    2007-01-01

    administration time windows and different rodent species. In trial 1, guinea pigs were exposed to 110dB SPL, 4-20kHz wide band noise (WBN) for 8h. EPO was administered to the round window membrane 24h after noise exposure, either sustained by pump for a week or by single dose middle ear instillation. In trial 2......, rats were exposed to 105dB SPL, 4-20kHz WBN for 8h. EPO was administered by single dose middle ear instillation 1 or 14h after noise exposure. In trial 3, rats were exposed to 105dB SPL, 4-20kHz WBN for 8 or 3x8h. EPO was injected intraperitoneally 1h before noise exposure. Oto-acoustic emissions...... and auditory brainstem responses (at 16kHz) were recorded before and after noise exposure in all trials. The noise exposure induced a hearing loss in all animals. In trial 1, no recovery and no improvement of hearing occurred in any treatment group. In trial 2 and 3, a partial hearing recovery was seen...

  5. Monitoring cisplatin-induced ototoxicity.

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    Ana SÁNCHEZ-MARTÍNEZ

    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available Introduction and objective: The ototoxic damage goes unnoticed to disabling levels, being justified to apply control for its early detection procedures, make it possible to a therapeutic change and if necessary, a speech and auditory rehabilitation. The objective of this study will consist to present Protocol we did at the Hospital Clínico Universitario de Valladolid for the follow-up of the patients treated with cisplatin. Method: Ototoxicity monitoring means serially collect hearing thresholds. It is identified on a visit if hearing has worsened in some ear. The comparison allows to detect the change and indicate if it is significant or not in relation to some criteria. We will also evaluate the occurrence of vestibular damage. As auditory monitoring procedures, we will use high frequency audiometry and acoustic oto-emissions. Results: After giving informed consent and a brief medical history we started with baseline assessment of hearing, prior to treatment, continuing with periodic reviews before each cycle. If any change is detected it is reported to the physician and the patient. To grade the ototoxicity, we apply the Brock and Chang criteria. We maintain post-treatment control. Discussion and conclusion: The incidence of ototoxicity of cisplatin is unknown in our country and it is not possible to predict which patients will experience. The increase in the survival rate for cancer involves improving comorbidity, which in the case of its early ototoxicity supposed to find the best solutions to restore the quality of life of patient’s detection.

  6. High resolution mapping and positional cloning of ENU-induced mutations in the Rw region of mouse chromosome 5

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    Schimenti Kerry J

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Forward genetic screens in mice provide an unbiased means to identify genes and other functional genetic elements in the genome. Previously, a large scale ENU mutagenesis screen was conducted to query the functional content of a ~50 Mb region of the mouse genome on proximal Chr 5. The majority of phenotypic mutants recovered were embryonic lethals. Results We report the high resolution genetic mapping, complementation analyses, and positional cloning of mutations in the target region. The collection of identified alleles include several with known or presumed functions for which no mutant models have been reported (Tbc1d14, Nol14, Tyms, Cad, Fbxl5, Haus3, and mutations in genes we or others previously reported (Tapt1, Rest, Ugdh, Paxip1, Hmx1, Otoe, Nsun7. We also confirmed the causative nature of a homeotic mutation with a targeted allele, mapped a lethal mutation to a large gene desert, and localized a spermiogenesis mutation to a region in which no annotated genes have coding mutations. The mutation in Tbc1d14 provides the first implication of a critical developmental role for RAB-GAP-mediated protein transport in early embryogenesis. Conclusion This collection of alleles contributes to the goal of assigning biological functions to all known genes, as well as identifying novel functional elements that would be missed by reverse genetic approaches.

  7. Evaluation of an otoscopy simulator to teach otoscopy and normative anatomy to first year medical students.

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    Lee, Daniel J; Fu, Terence S; Carrillo, Brian; Campisi, Paolo; Forte, Vito; Chiodo, Albino

    2015-09-01

    Our study evaluates the effectiveness of the OtoSim as an educational tool for teaching otoscopy and normal middle ear anatomy to first-year medical students. Cross-sectional survey design. A large group otoscopy simulator teaching session was held in January 2014 for 29 first-year medical students at the University of Toronto. Following the training session, survey questions were administered to assess the student experience. A total of 29 students completed the survey. All respondents rated the overall quality of the event as very good or excellent. Ninety-three percent of respondents indicated that the simulator increased their confidence in otoscopy. Students also commented that they were able to learn normal middle ear anatomy without causing discomfort to patients. The use of otoscopy simulation is a novel addition to traditional learning methods for undergraduate medical students. Students can effectively learn normal external and middle ear anatomy and improve their confidence in performing otoscopy examination. NA. © 2015 The American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, Inc.

  8. Football match spectator sound exposure and effect on hearing: a pretest-post-test study.

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    Swanepoel, De Wet; Hall, James W

    2010-03-30

    To determine (i) noise exposure levels of spectators at a FIFA 2010 designated training stadium during a premier soccer league match; and (ii) changes in auditory functioning after the match. This was a one-group pretest-post-test design of football spectators attending a premier soccer league match at a designated FIFA 2010 training stadium in Gauteng, South Africa. Individual spectator noise exposure for the duration of the football match and post-match changes in hearing thresholds were measured with pure-tone audiometry, and cochlear functioning was measured with distortion product oto-acoustic emissions (DPOAEs). The average sound exposure level during the match was 100.5 LAeq (dBA), with peak intensities averaging 140.4 dB(C). A significant (p=0.005) deterioration of post-match hearing thresholds was evident at 2 000 Hz, and post-match DPOAE amplitudes were significantly reduced at 1,266, 3,163 and 5,063 Hz (p=0.011, 0.019, 0.013, respectively). Exposure levels exceeded limits of permissible average and peak sound levels. Significant changes in post-match hearing thresholds and cochlear responsiveness highlight the possible risk for noise-induced hearing loss. Public awareness and personal hearing protection should be prioritized as preventive measures.

  9. [Intracranial facial nerve schwannomas. Seven cases reviewed].

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    Fichten, A; Bourgeois, P; Desaulty, A; Louis, E; Lejeune, J-P

    2006-02-01

    Intracranial facial nerve schwannomas are rare neoplasms. Preoperative diagnosis is difficult because of non-specific clinical presentations (deafness, facial paralysis sudden or progressive) and radiological differential diagnosis (petrous bone tumor, vestibular schwannoma). Treatment depends on localization and has to be discussed for each case. Seven cases (four men and three women) of intracranial facial nerve schwannomas were retrospectively studied. Before treatment, we found deafness in six cases (two sudden and four progressive), a facial palsy in five cases (three sudden and two progressive). Five patients had deafness and facial palsy. One patient had only headache. Three schwannomas were supra and intra-petrous, two in the cerebello-pontine angle, and two were plurifocal (petrous bone, internal auditive canal and cerebellopontine angle). Six patients were operated on with an oto-neurosurgical procedure. After treatment, facial palsy always worsened (requesting secondary hypoglosso-facial anastomosis in cinq cases). Only one case of transmission deafness improved after ossiculoplasty. One patient is still under clinical and radiological observation. Diagnosis is difficult and made operatively in half of patients. A large tumor requires surgery, but surveillance can be a good option for a small one, considering the risk of postoperative facial palsy.

  10. Desarrollo del ensilado del alga Gracilaria chilensis para la alimentación del abalón rojo Haliotis rufescens

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    Alfonso Mardones

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available En Chile, el principal insumo usado como alimento para abalones son las algas Gracilaria chilensis y Macrocystis pyrifera. Estas algas experimentan una notable baja de disponibilidad en otoño e invierno, lo cual trae consigo un aumento considerable de los precios, al tener que depender del abastecimiento desde áreas cada vez más alejadas de los centros de cultivo de abalones y, eventualmente, generando impactos ecológicos indirectos en sus poblaciones. El objetivo fue elaborar y evaluar un ensilado del alga G. chilensis para la alimentación de abalón rojo (Haliotis rufescens, determinando la cantidad de lixiviados generados durante el proceso, el cambio en la composición proximal del alga, la preferencia y consumo del abalón rojo de ensilado de G. chilensis. Se logró un producto ensilado de buenas características físicas, químicas y de conservación, así como una buena aceptación por parte del abalón.

  11. Seasonal and monthly distribution of deaths of Cyprus Mouflon Ovis gmelini ophion

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    Hadjisterkotis, E.

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    Ciento cinco muflones de Chipre (54 machos, 37 hembras, 13 crías y un adulto de sexo desconocido fueron recogidos recién muertos desde noviembre de 1985 a enero de 1998 en el bosque de Pafos (Chipre. La mayoría de los cadáveres (37,2% fueron recogidos en el otoño (18M, 20H, 1C, seguido del invierno (31,4%, 24M, 8H, 0C, primavera (22,9%, 10M, 3H, 11C, y verano (8,6%, 2M, 6H, 1C. La mayor mortalidad de carneros (13 se dio en enero, seguida de diciembre (10 y noviembre (8 (durante el periodo de celo, y septiembre (6. Setenta hembras (45,9% murieron afínales de otoño, 6 (16,2% a principios de invierno, 6 (16,2% en verano, 3 (8,1% en primavera y 3 (8,1% a principios de otoño. El forraje se reduce en cantidad y calidad durante el largo y seco verano de Chipre. Los altos requerimientos energéticos del celo, una mala nutrición y los problemas sanitarios, en combinación con los primeros fríos del invierno, probablemente explique el incremento de mortalidad observada afínales de otoño y principios de invierno.

  12. [Dysphonia in childhood].

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    Kittel, G

    1984-04-01

    Dysphonia can be found more often in childhood than in grown-up people. Disturbances of vocal purity occur at least at certain age levels in 23% of all children. Since dysphonia is the most important laryngeal symptom, it should be clarified exactly despite the difficulties of examination in children, in order to exclude tumours, which in most cases will be papillomas. For this purpose we developed a schema which includes not only subjective but also measuring and objective methods. The examples of congenital-inherited, congenital-acquired, non-congenital-inherited and non-congenital-acquired vocal disturbances show that there is a broad spectrum between the evaluation of the first cry, the right evaluation of numerous symptoms, the right evaluation of mutative dysphonias and the assessment of rhinophonias . In cases where it is not possible to clarify sufficiently well the causes of pathological vocal disorders by means of less complicated methods, it is advisable to employ the explained specific examination methods with objective documentation. The oto-rhino-laryngologist consulted by the parents of a child carries considerable responsibility also for the child's subsequent professional career if he is called upon to treat the patient's childhood dysphonia.

  13. Charlotte Perriand y el equipamiento de la habitación moderna

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    Mónica Cruz

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo es el resultado de las investigaciones preliminares para la Tesis Doctoral “La sístesis del habitar moderno: el caso de Charlotte Perriand” que la autora desarrolla dentro del programa de Doctorado en Historia y Teoría de la Arquitectura de la Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona. El artículo abarca una primera parte de esta investigación, en la cual se han estudiado las bases de la participación de Perriand en la transformación de los espacios habitables de la arquitectura moderna. Como punto de partida, el artículo explora los primeros años de formación en el Atelier de Le Corbusier y las probables influencias que se gestaban en el contexto europeo de los años 30, como las experimentaciones con modelos y prototipos de cocinas y mobiliario en Alemania y Francia. Como centro de este análisis, el pabellón diseñado por el Atelier Le Corbusier-Perriand-Jeanneret para el Salón de Otoño de 1929 L’equipement de la maison será el objeto de principal interés, entendido como ejemplo significativo del proceso de difusión del habitar moderno en el contexto de la modernidad arquitectónica europea.

  14. Classical sources on phantasía in Pomponius Gauricus' De sculptura

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    Sigmund Méndez

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Pomponio Gaurico’s De sculptura (1504 is a noteworthy exemplar of Neo‑Latinartistic literature of the Renaissance. This article focuses on the young humanist’s contributions on the theme of phantasía applied to sculpture and based in several concepts that have arisen from classical fonts, particularly from the rhetorical sphere but from ancient philosophy as well. In this way, it studies rhetorical terms as euphantasíotos and enárgeia or kataleptikós (derived from Stoic philosophy that constitute Gaurico’s applications for characterizing the creative process of the sculptor, in accordance with the author’s inclination to bridge the gap between literary culture and visual arts, an strategy used as a theoretic and apologetic tool in the Renaissance search for “elevating” them to the level of liberal arts. Likewise, it revises some Gaurico’s notes about expressions of “imaginary” forms in Ancient art. These elements serve to evaluate the importance of the reflections on phantasía and inward processes and forms of artistic invention in this period of practical and theoretical artistic splendour and to recognize the deep influence that the Ancient World’s legacy exerted on them.

  15. Occupational exposure to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in wood dust

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    Huynh, C. K.; Schüpfer, P.; Boiteux, P.

    2009-02-01

    Sino-nasal cancer (SNC) represents approximately 3% of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology (ORL) cancers. Adenocarcinoma SNC is an acknowledged occupational disease affecting certain specialized workers such as joiners and cabinetmakers. The high proportion of woodworkers contracting a SNC, subjected to an estimated risk 50 to 100 times higher than that affecting the general population, has suggested various study paths to possible causes such as tannin in hardwood, formaldehyde in plywood and benzo(a)pyrene produced by wood when overheated by cutting tools. It is acknowledged that tannin does not cause cancer to workers exposed to tea dust. Apart from being an irritant, formaldehyde is also classified as carcinogenic. The path involving carcinogenic Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) emitted by overheated wood is attractive. In this study, we measured the particle size and PAHs content in dust emitted by the processing of wood in an experimental chamber, and in field situation. Quantification of 16 PAHs is carried out by capillary GC-ion trap Mass Spectrometric analysis (GC-MS). The materials tested are rough fir tree, oak, impregnated polyurethane (PU) oak. The wood dust contains carcinogenic PAHs at the level of μg.g-1 or ppm. During sanding operations, the PU varnish-impregnated wood produces 100 times more PAHs in dust than the unfinished wood.

  16. Demosthenes: The Third Philippic

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    Matjaž Babič

    2005-07-01

    Full Text Available S tem govorom, tretjo izmed štirih znamenitih 'filipik' (Φιλιπικ̀ι λόγοι, lat. Orationes Philippicae, je Demosten nastopil na zasedanju ljudske skupščine leta 341. Tistega leta je tudi večini prej mlačnih Atencem postajalo jasno, da Filipu II. ne bo dovolj oblast nad severno Grčijo, ki si jo je bil pridobil deloma z vojsko, deloma s spletkarjenjem in podkupovanjem, temveč da si namerava podjarmiti celotno celinsko in otoško deželo. V govoru Demostenes opozarja, da Filip posredno in neposredno krši mirovno pogodbo, sklenjeno med njim in Atenami leta 346 (t. i. 'Filokratov mir', graja neodločne člane atenske skupščine, ki še vedno preveč popuščajo Filipovim pristašem, in zahteva od njih, naj se čimprej pripravijo na odločilni spopad z Makedonci ter naj zanj med Grki pridobijo čimveč zaveznikov.

  17. Diagnostic and therapeutic strategy in Menière's disease. Guidelines of the French Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Society (SFORL).

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    Nevoux, J; Franco-Vidal, V; Bouccara, D; Parietti-Winkler, C; Uziel, A; Chays, A; Dubernard, X; Couloigner, V; Darrouzet, V; Mom, T

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    The authors present the guidelines of the French Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Society (Société française d'oto-rhino-laryngologie et de chirurgie de la face et du cou: SFORL) for diagnostic and therapeutic strategy in Menière's disease. A work group was entrusted with a review of the scientific literature on the above topic. Guidelines were drawn up, then read over by an editorial group independent of the work group. The guidelines were graded according to the literature analysis and recommendations grading guide published by the French National Agency for Accreditation and Evaluation in Health (January 2000). Menière's disease is diagnosed in the presence of the association of four classical clinical items and after eliminating differential diagnoses on MRI. In case of partial presentation, objective audiovestibular tests are recommended. Therapy comprises medical treatment and surgery, either conservative or sacrificing vestibular function. Medical treatment is based on lifestyle improvement, betahistine, diuretics or transtympanic injection of corticosteroids or gentamicin. The main surgical treatments, in order of increasing aggressiveness, are endolymphatic sac surgery, vestibular neurotomy and labyrinthectomy. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

  18. [Anesthesia in thymectomy. Experience with 115 cases].

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    Villani, A; Primieri, P; Adducci, G; Mennella, M; Lattanzi, A; De Cosmo, G

    1993-03-01

    The authors have conducted a retrospective study on 115 patients with myasthenia gravis undergoing transsternal or transcervical thymectomy at the Policlinico A. Gemelli of Rome in the period June 1984- to June 1991. A prolonged postoperative mechanical ventilation immediately and a few days following surgery was required respectively in 7 and 3 patients, while atelectasia and broncopneumonia have developed in 10 patients. No relationship could be established between the incidence of respiratory complications and factors such as preoperative symptomatology and treatment anesthetic agents, the surgical approach to the thymus and thymic pathology. However a significantly greater postoperative morbidity has been observed in the group of patients receiving suxametonium as compared to the patients receiving non-depolarizing muscle relaxants. Vecuronium and atracurium very frequently allowed ad adequate resumption of spontaneous respiration after anesthesia and made possible a safe early extubation of patients before leaving the operating room. The authors also stressed that all patients, irrespective of their clinical conditions, must be transferred after thymectomy. Oto the surgical ICU where anticholinesterase therapy can be safely restarted and cardiorespiratory status carefully monitored.

  19. Evangelismo y sensibilidad religiosa en la Sevilla del quinientos: consideraciones acerca de la represión de los luteranos sevillanos

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    Michel BOEGLIN

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: En el otoño de 1557, la incautación de libros de propaganda protestante en Sevilla iba a convencer rápidamente a los inquisidores que no se encontraban ante una simple tentativa de introducir obras reformadas en la capital de la Bética sino que se enfrentaban a una difusión, en distintos círculos de la sociedad, de doctrinas contrarias a la ortodoxia católica tal y como acababa de redefinirse entre 1547 y 1552, durante las primeras sesiones del Concilio de Trento. La religiosidad de algunas figuras destacadas de la «comunidad» de Sevilla no se limita a una simple reformulación de tesis erasmistas como se ha venido afirmando a menudo, sino que revela una convergencia hacia la Reforma y una adhesión al núcleo doctrinal protestante en diversos aspectos.ABSTRACT: The discovery, in the autumn of 1557, of a delivery of books on Protestant propaganda in Seville, convinced inquisitors of the existence of circles that advocated doctrines in contradiction with the catholic orthodoxy redefined between 1547 and 1552 during the first Council of Trent sessions. The religious inclination of some outstanding figures of the Seville community did not — contrary to what has often been said— merely suscribe to the Erasmist theories; some aspects of trie Reformation also appealed to them.

  20. Diferencias sexuales y etarias en la actividad diaria y estacional de una población de Liolaemus koslowskyi (Liolaemini

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    Belver, Luciana C.

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Los patrones de actividad diario y estacional de una población de Liolaemus koslowskyi del NE de la provincia de La Rioja, Argentina, fueron estudiados entre octubre de 1998 y abril de 1999, mediante transectas realizadas entre las 08:00 y las 19:00 hs. La especie en estudio presenta una actividad unimodal en la primavera y otoño, y bimodal en el verano. Se encontraron diferencias significativas entre juveniles y adultos en febrero y abril y no se registraron diferencias en el patrón de actividad entre machos y hembras. Los machos estuvieron activos en un rango mayor de temperatura que las hembras y juveniles, lo que se podría sugerir que estaría relacionado con la defensa territorial por parte de los machos. The pattern of activity of Liolaemus koslowskyi populations from NE of the La Rioja Province, were studied between October 1998 and April 1999 by performing transects between 08:00 and 19:00 hs. The species present unimodal pattern of activity during both autumn, and spring; and bimodal pattern during summer. In terms of the number of active individuals, there was a significant difference between adults and juveniles in February and April and not there was significant difference between males and females. The males were active at higher temperature ranges than females and juveniles; which could suggest that would be related to territorial defense by males.

  1. De la colonialidad del poder al Imperio y viceversa

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    Yann Moulier Boutang

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available En el 2005, el IESCO-UC organizó en Bogotá el congreso "¿Uno solo o varios mundos posibles?" en el cual participaron invitados de distintos países, entre ellos el filósofo y sociólogo italiano, ahora radicado en Francia, Maurizio Lazaratto. Durante el evento se generó un interesante diálogo entre Lazaratto –reconocido adherente de la llamada “filosofía de la diferencia” en la línea de Foucault, Deleuze, Hardt y Negri, etc.– y pensadores latinoamericanos como Ramón Grosfoguel y Santiago Castro-Gómez –este último coordinador de una línea de investigación del IESCO–, ambos miembros de la red latino/latinoamericana modernidad/colonialidad. Al finalizar el evento, Lazaratto ofreció publicar las intervenciones de estos dos científicos sociales en la reconocida revista francesa Multitudes, los cuales aparecieron en el número 26 de esta publicación, en otoño de 2006. A continuación presentamos tres textos que recogen este debate centrado en la relevancia de la teoría decolonial latinoamericana en el contexto europeo y particularmente en Francia.

  2. Screening of deafness-causing DNA variants that are common in patients of European ancestry using a microarray-based approach.

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    Yan, Denise; Xiang, Guangxin; Chai, Xingping; Qing, Jie; Shang, Haiqiong; Zou, Bing; Mittal, Rahul; Shen, Jun; Smith, Richard J H; Fan, Yao-Shan; Blanton, Susan H; Tekin, Mustafa; Morton, Cynthia; Xing, Wanli; Cheng, Jing; Liu, Xue Zhong

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    The unparalleled heterogeneity in genetic causes of hearing loss along with remarkable differences in prevalence of causative variants among ethnic groups makes single gene tests technically inefficient. Although hundreds of genes have been reported to be associated with nonsyndromic hearing loss (NSHL), GJB2, GJB6, SLC26A4, and mitochondrial (mt) MT-RNR1 and MTTS are the major contributors. In order to provide a faster, more comprehensive and cost effective assay, we constructed a DNA fluidic array, CapitalBioMiamiOtoArray, for the detection of sequence variants in five genes that are common in most populations of European descent. They consist of c.35delG, p.W44C, p.L90P, c.167delT (GJB2); 309kb deletion (GJB6); p.L236P, p.T416P (SLC26A4); and m.1555A>G, m.7444G>A (mtDNA). We have validated our hearing loss array by analyzing a total of 160 DNAs samples. Our results show 100% concordance between the fluidic array biochip-based approach and the established Sanger sequencing method, thus proving its robustness and reliability at a relatively low cost.

  3. Screening of deafness-causing DNA variants that are common in patients of European ancestry using a microarray-based approach.

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    Denise Yan

    Full Text Available The unparalleled heterogeneity in genetic causes of hearing loss along with remarkable differences in prevalence of causative variants among ethnic groups makes single gene tests technically inefficient. Although hundreds of genes have been reported to be associated with nonsyndromic hearing loss (NSHL, GJB2, GJB6, SLC26A4, and mitochondrial (mt MT-RNR1 and MTTS are the major contributors. In order to provide a faster, more comprehensive and cost effective assay, we constructed a DNA fluidic array, CapitalBioMiamiOtoArray, for the detection of sequence variants in five genes that are common in most populations of European descent. They consist of c.35delG, p.W44C, p.L90P, c.167delT (GJB2; 309kb deletion (GJB6; p.L236P, p.T416P (SLC26A4; and m.1555A>G, m.7444G>A (mtDNA. We have validated our hearing loss array by analyzing a total of 160 DNAs samples. Our results show 100% concordance between the fluidic array biochip-based approach and the established Sanger sequencing method, thus proving its robustness and reliability at a relatively low cost.

  4. A reliable bioassay procedure to evaluate per os toxicity of Bacillus thuringiensis strains against the rice delphacid, Tagosodes orizicolus (Homoptera: Delphacidae

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    Rebeca Mora

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    Full Text Available A reliable bioassay procedure was developed to test ingested Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt toxins on the rice delphacid Tagosodes orizicolus. Initially, several colonies were established under greenhouse conditions, using rice plants to nurture the insect. For the bioassay, an in vitro feeding system was developed for third to fourth instar nymphs. Insects were fed through Parafilm membranes on sugar (10 % sucrose and honey bee (1:48 vol/vol solutions, observing a natural mortality of 10-15 % and 0-5 %, respectively. Results were reproducible under controlled conditions during the assay (18±0.1 °C at night and 28±0.1 °C during the day, 80 % RH and a 12:12 day:light photoperiod. In addition, natural mortality was quantified on insect colonies, collected from three different geographic areas of Costa Rica, with no significant differences between colonies under controlled conditions. Finally, bioassays were performed to evaluate the toxicity of a Bt collection on T. orizicolus. A preliminary sample of twenty-seven Bt strains was evaluated on coarse bioassays using three loops of sporulated colonies in 9 ml of liquid diet, the strains that exhibited higher percentages of T. orizicolus mortality were further analyzed in bioassays using lyophilized spores and crystals (1 mg/ml. As a result, strains 26-O-to, 40-X-m, 43S-d and 23-O-to isolated from homopteran insects showed mortalities of 74, 96, 44 and 82 % respectively while HD-137, HD-1 and Bti showed 19, 83 and 95 % mortalities. Controls showed mortalities between 0 and 10 % in all bioassays. This is the first report of a reliable bioassay procedure to evaluate per os toxicity for a homopteran species using Bacillus thuringiensis strains. Rev. Biol. Trop. 55 (2: 373-383. Epub 2007 June, 29.Se desarrolló una metodología de bioensayo para evaluar toxinas de Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt ingeridas por Tagosodes orizicolus, plaga del arroz y vector del virus de la hoja blanca. Se establecieron colonias

  5. este de la provincia de Buenos Aires,Argentina

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    Natalia Allegrucci

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available La micobiota saprótrofa descomponedora de la hojarasca de bosques de Scutia buxifolia (Coronillo fue analizada en dos áreas: disturbada y no disturbada, evaluando su estacionalidad. Se calculó la frecuencia relativa porcentual de cada especie, estos datos fueron utilizados para calcular el Indice de Diversidad de Shannon y Weaver, H; la Riqueza específica, S y la Equitatividad, E. Del análisis de la comunidad fúngica de Coronillo en ambas áreas, la composición específica no varía con relación al disturbio; sin embargo, se observan cambios en la riqueza específica y la frecuencia relativa de las especies. Un análisis de componentes principales mostró tendencias de estacionalidad: las especies se agruparon en verano-otoñales e invierno-primaverales de acuerdo a su abundancia a lo largo del año.

  6. Evolución de la investigación y de la aplicación en Psicología del Deporte, a través del análisis de los Congresos Nacionales de Psicología del Deporte (1999-2008

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    Aurelio Olmedilla

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo analiza la evolución de la investigación y de la aplicación en Psicología del Deporte, a través de las aportaciones científicas presentadas en los congresos organizados por la Federación Española de Psicología del Deporte, durante la última década, desde 1999 hasta 2008. Se han analizado el total de aportaciones científicas (n= 436 registradas en los libros de actas de los cinco Congresos Nacionales de Psicología del Deporte: Murcia en 1999; Pontevedra en 2001; León en 2003; Málaga en 2005; y Sevilla en 2008. En ellos se han estudiado: a el tipo de aportación científica; b el área temática; c el tipo de muestra utilizada; d el tipo de deporte o ejercicio físico; e los tipos de instrumentos utilizados; f el número de referencias en idioma español; g el número de referencias en otos idiomas; y h el número de autores por trabajo.

  7. Determinación de la frecuencia de Vibrio parahaemolyticus y otros vibriones halofilicos en alimentos preparados con productos marinos frescos y procesados

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    Amabilia Vilcapoma

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    Full Text Available El trabajo se realizó durante las estaciones de verano a otoño de 1988, sobre un total de 122 muestras, correspondiendo 82 a pescado congelado y 40 a cebiches, en su mayoría de tipo "mixto"; todos procedentes de la ciudad de Lima. El procesamiento de las muestras y el aislamiento de los vibrio se efectuaron siguiendo la metodología recomendada por la FDA (1985, con algunas modificaciones. La identificación de las cepas se realizó en base a caracteristicas de colonia, morfología celular y pruebas bioquímicas diferenciales. Se obtuvieron 57 cepas presuntivas de vibriones halofílicos, de las cuales 42 procedieron de pescado congelado y 15 de "cebiches"; se identificaron 5 cepas de Vibrio parahaemoIyticus (8.8% y 14 cepas de Vibrio alginolyticus (24.6% 38 cepas de Vibrio no fueron especificados, catalogándose como Vlbrio sp. (66.6%.

  8. Caracterización estacional del hábitat fluvial del río Erro (Navarra

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    P.M. Leunda, R. Miranda, M.C. Escala

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    Full Text Available Se presenta la descripción de catorce tramos representativos del río Erro (Navarra a partir de la caracterización del hábitat fluvial llevada a cabo en invierno, verano y otoño de 2002. Para este estudio se han considerado parámetros tanto del hábitat físico (profundidad, anchura del cauce, pendiente de las orillas, velocidad del agua, tipo de sustrato, vegetación acuática y sombreado como físico-químicos del agua (temperatura, pH, conductividad, sólicos disueltos y oxigeno disuelto. El análisis de las caracteristicas del rio Erro permite considerar su estado general como bueno, aunque se detecta la presencia de un tramo sensible aguas abajo de la localidad de Erro. Si bien este tramo sensible presenta niveles de conservación aceptables, es susceptible de deteriorarse si no de adoptan las medidas oportunas para su conservación. Se sugiere su inclusión en el Lugar de Interés Comunitario (Red Natura 2000 de Navarra de los "Sistemas Fluviales de lis Ríos Irati, Urrobi y Erro".

  9. Classroom acoustics and hearing ability as determinants for perceived social climate and intentions to stay at work

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    Roger Persson

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Background noise and room acoustics may impede social interactions by interfering with oral communication and other cognitive processes. Accordingly, recent research in school environments has showed that social relationships with peers and teachers are described more negatively in rooms with long reverberation times (RT. The purpose of this study was to investigate how RT and hearing ability (i.e., hearing thresholds [HT] and distortion product oto-acoustic emissions were associated with schoolteachers′ perceptions of the social climate at work and their intentions to stay on the job. Schoolteachers (n = 107 from 10 schools that worked in classrooms classified by acoustical experts as "short RT" (3 schools, mean RT 0.41-0.47 s, "medium RT" (3 schools, mean RT 0.50-0.53 s, and "long RT" (4 schools, mean RT 0.59-0.73 s were examined. Teachers who worked in classrooms with long RT perceived their social climate to be more competitive, conflict laden, and less relaxed and comfortable. They were more doubtful about staying on the job. Even if the teachers were generally satisfied with their work the results suggest that the comfort at work may have been further improved by acoustical interventions that focus on reducing sound reflections in the classrooms. Yet, due the study design and the novelty of the findings the potential practical significance of our observations remains to be evaluated.

  10. [Neurofibromatosis type 2].

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    Goutagny, S; Bouccara, D; Bozorg-Grayeli, A; Sterkers, O; Kalamarides, M

    2007-09-01

    Neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2) is a rare autosomal dominant disease whose hallmark is the development of bilateral vestibular schwannomas. Other features of NF2 include schwannomas, meningiomas, ependymomas, localized along the central nervous system, schwannomas of the peripheral nerves, cutaneous and ophthalmological manifestations. NF2 can be diagnosed in patients without bilateral vestibular schwannoma with sets of diagnostic criteria. Disease phenotype is variable among patients. Main negative prognostic factors are a young age at onset of symptoms and a high number of tumors at diagnosis. NF2 tumor suppressor gene encodes Merlin/Schwannomin, and is also involved in most sporadic schwannomas and meningiomas. Its functions remains largely unknown. Treatment and follow of NF2 patients up require oto-neurosurgical teams experienced in NF2. Yearly and life time surveillance is mandatory. A clinical screening protocol is suggested. Classically, only symptomatic lesions are to be treated. Some authors advocate an early proactive strategy against vestibular schwannoma in order to preserve hearing. When a treatment is advisable, surgery remains the treatment of choice for tumors. Auditory brainstem implant must be taken into account in hearing rehabilitation.

  11. Řízení CNC frézky

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    V práci jsou rozebrány možnosti modernizace řídícího systému frézky MAHO MH 500 C s přihlédnutím k současnému stavu stroje, k předpokládanému využití a k finančním možnostem. Práce se dále zabývá propojením stávajícího elektrického vybavení stroje s novým řídicím systémem. Navržená koncepce umožňuje plynulé obrábění ve třech osách a pozicování otočného stolu. In this thesis is discussed the possibility of upgrading the control system of mill MAHO MH 500 C with regard to current condition o...

  12. El Cristo Crucificado de Velázquez: trasfondo histórico-religioso

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    Rodríguez G. de Ceballos, Alfonso

    2004-03-01

    Full Text Available The author establishes the hypothesis, based on verifiable historical events, that Velazquez's Christ on the Cros was commissioned between the summer and autumn of 1632 by Jerónimo de Villanueva, when the inquisitorial proceedings in which he had been implicated were discontinued. This commision was not, however, imposed as penitence by the Holy Office; it was one among many expiatory acts organized in Madrid occasioned by the desecration of a Crucifix by Portuguese Jews, condemned to die in a public Auto-da-fe in July of that year.

    En este escrito se establece la hipótesis, fundada en hechos históricos comprobados, de que el cuadro de Velázquez, Cristo crucificado, fue mandado pintar entre el verano y el otoño de 1632 por Jerónimo de Villanueva, una vez interrumpido el proceso inquisitorial en que se había visto envuelto. Pero no como penitencia impuesta por el Santo Oficio, sino como un acto expiatorio entre los muchos que se organizaron en Madrid con motivo de la cruel profanación de un Crucifijo por judíos portugueses que, en julio de aquel mismo año, fueron condenados a muerte en público Auto de Fe.

  13. The Rubik´s Cube of Turkey – Armenia Relations

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    Diba Nigar Goksel

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Las "conversaciones secretas" y los esfuerzos democráticos para la "normalización de relaciones" (que es un término comúnmente usado para referirse al establecimiento de relaciones diplomáticas y la apertura de la frontera común han proseguido intermitentemente entre Turquía y Armenia desde la independencia de ésta última en otoño de 1991. Tales esfuerzos culminaron con la firma de dos protocolos en octubre del 2009, estableciéndose relaciones diplomáticas y estableciendo el camino para empezar a examinar su turbulenta historia. La iniciativa atrajo mucha atención pública y estuvo cerca de cambiar la naturaleza de las relaciones bilaterales. Este artículo examina los principales puntos de encuentro entre los dos países, las iniciativas de reconciliación a ambos lados y las razones por las que los esfuerzos actuales llegaron tan lejos (así como por qué se asiste a un bloqueo desde entonces.

  14. Análisis Psicosocial Jurídico con Perspectiva de Género: Campaña Publicitaria de la tienda FES

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    Cristián Venegas Ahumada

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo es describir con perspectiva de género la campaña publicitaria Otoño-Invierno 2005 de la tienda de ropa FES. Se usó un análisis semiótico crítico de discurso aplicado a 6 fotografías de anuncios publicitarios. Estos inducen a un sentido obtuso / abyecto. El objetivo del publicista es persuadir con el impacto. El discurso publicitario tiene Condiciones de Producción (cultura patriarcal y Condiciones de Reconocimiento (género, muerte de mujeres víctimas de violencia, el Código Chileno de Ética Publicitaria, la Constitución Chilena, Convenciones que protegen a la Mujer y Derechos Humanos. La campaña publicitaria produce violencia simbólica contra la Mujer y el Hombre por sus contenidos: Agresión hostil, sexismo, prejuicio, discriminación, estereotipo y violencia de género.

  15. The testicular cycle of captive Tupinambis merianae lizards in a temperate environment

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    Noriega, Teresa

    2002-08-01

    Full Text Available Las poblaciones de Tupinambis merianae, que habitan las regiones templadas y subtropicales, muestran un comportamiento marcadamente estacional con períodos equivalentes de actividad e hibernación. Correspondientemente, la reproducción en estos lagartos es un fenómeno cíclico caracterizado por una corta actividad sexual primaveral. Este trabajo examina los cambios testiculares que ocurren durante el ciclo reproductivo de especímenes de Tupinambis merianae criados en un ambiente templado. Evalúa la participación de la porción renal sexual como glándula sexual secundaria. En otoño e invierno, el testículo exhibe una gametogénesis discontinua. La espermatocitogénesis ocurre en otoño dando lugar a una espermiogénesis precoz abortiva, que concluye en los meses fríos. En la primavera temprana, la gónada reinicia su actividad espermiogénica alcanzando prontamente un pico de máximo crecimiento y abundante producción de esperma. El clímax testicular ocurre brevemente después de la hibernación y coincide con un período de cópulas de alrededor de un mes (octubre. En ese período, el epidídimo considerablemente dilatado se encuentra revestido por un epitelio cilíndrico y contiene grandes masas de esperma. Simultáneamente, la porción sexual de los túbulos renales exhibe células columnares hipertróficas cargadas de grandes gránulos citoplasmáticos PAS (+. Pronto la actividad reproductiva cesa y da lugar a una fase de involución gonadal, que se extiende a través del resto de la primavera y verano (noviembre-febrero, indicando la existencia de un único evento reproductivo al ario. Las observaciones se discuten en relación con los factores climáticos y las características biológicas del grupo. Tupinambis merianae populations living in temperate and subtropical regions show a distinctly seasonal behaviour, with equivalent periods of activity and hibernation. Correspondingly, reproduction in these lizards is a cyclic

  16. Creating new populations of Apium bermejoi (Apiaceae, a critically endangered endemic plant on Menorca (Balearic Islands

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    Rita, Juan

    2013-06-01

    poblaciones previstas en el Plan de Recuperación de esta especie que, entre otras, constaba de: 1 introducción en dos nuevas localidades (2008, 2 re - for zamiento de la población original y 3 programa de seguimiento de la dinámica de todas las poblaciones (naturales e introducidas a lo largo de 4 años (2006-2010. Para la introducción y reforzamiento se utilizaron plantas germinadas a partir de un lote de semillas de la población original. Se realizaron censos mensuales de todos los individuos/manchas y de las plántulas emergidas, de éstas se evaluó su supervivencia a los 3-4 meses. La supervivencia de los individuos plantados a los tres meses fue del 59,0% y del 56,3% en las dos nuevas localidades; más del 80% de estas plantas fructificaron. Se observó un patrón estacional con valores de cobertura mínimos en los censos de finales de verano, incrementos durante el otoño y valores máximos en el censo de mayo/junio. Las poblaciones presentaron una elevada fluctuación interanual tanto en número de individuos/manchas como en cobertura. El número de plántulas emergidas fue muy variable entre años, su número y supervivencia se relacionó con eventos meteorológicos puntuales, como lluvias torrenciales y periodos secos y cálidos durante el otoño. La fase inicial de las introducciones ha sido globalmente exitosa, aunque la evaluación final deberá hacerse a largo plazo.

  17. Anoxia in a coastal bay: case study of a seasonal event

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    C. H. Lechuga-Devéze

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available Bahía Concepción (Gulf of California was studied to describe some extremely low dissolved-oxygen values at the bottom of the bay. Surveys included measurements of vertical distribution of temperature, dissolved oxygen, nitrate, nitrite, phosphates and hydrogen sulfide. Thermal stratification from early spring to autumn and a well-mixed water column during the winter were present. Dissolved-oxygen concentration was homogeneous in the water column from winter to spring (5-7 mg L-1. From summer to autumn, bottom dissolved oxygen ( 20 m decreased to reach conditions of hypoxia (1-2 mg L-1 or anoxia; nitrate, nitrite, and phosphates increased (up to 13, 1.7 and 2.2 *M followed by a last short period of a deep hydrogen sulfide layer (up to 3.1 mg L-1. A back calculation to estimate the input of organic matter in the deep layer showed that 18 g C m-2y-1 needed to be trapped in the bottom to induce such an oxygen depletion. This period is thought to be unfavorable for bottom infauna in this bay.Se midió seis variables físico-químicas en Bahía Concepción (Golfo de California, 1993 y 1994 para explicar el origen de valores muy bajos de oxígeno disuelto en el fondo. La estructura hidrográfica mostró una fuerte estratificación térmica vertical del inicio de la primavera hasta el otoño, mientras que durante el invierno se observa una columna de agua homogénea. Las concentraciones de oxígeno disuelto siguen el mismo patrón: homogéneas de invierno a primavera (5-7 mg L -1, mientras que del verano al otoño disminuyen en la capa de fondo ( 20-m hasta alcanzar condiciones de hipoxia (1-2 mg L-1 o anoxia. Las concentraciones de nitrato, nitrito y ortofosfatos también aumentan en la capa de fondo (13, 1.7 y 2.2 *M respectivamente, seguido de un corto período de formación de sulfuro de hidrógeno (hasta 3.1 mg L-1. Por cálculos indirectos se establece que 18 g C m-2 a-1 de materia orgánica son atrapados en el fondo provocando la severa

  18. Seasonal fluctuations in prevalence of dog intestinal parasites in public squares of Mar del Plata city, Argentina and its risk for humans Estacionalidad en la prevalencia de parásitos intestinales caninos en plazas públicas de Mar del Plata, Argentina, y su riesgo para la salud humana

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    V. Andresiuk

    2007-12-01

    obtenidos en la biblioteca del Servicio Meteorológico Nacional. La prevalencia total de parásitos fue considerablemente más alta en invierno que en verano. Ancylostoma spp. fue la especie prevalente en el período otoño-verano. La incidencia de Toxocara canis fue más alta en invierno que en el resto de las estaciones, y la de Trichuris vulpis fue alta en invierno, primavera y verano. Este trabajo muestra alta prevalencia de parásitos totales a lo largo de todo el año en las plazas públicas de Mar del Plata. Para Ancylostoma spp. verano y otoño podrían ser las estaciones con riesgo sanitario más alto para la gente. Por otra parte, T. canis podría presentar mayor riesgo para la gente en invierno y T. vulpis sería transmitido durante todo el año. La variación estacional en la prevalencia de los distintos parásitos caninos, con al menos una especie con riesgo sanitario, hace que la exposición para la gente que visita las plazas sea continua e involucre no sólo a la gente que vive en Mar del Plata sino también turistas de otras regiones de Argentina y el mundo.

  19. Seasonal Induction of Cluster Roots in Embothrium coccineum J.R. Forst. & G. Forst. in the Field: Factors that Regulate their Development Inducción Estacional de Raíces Proteoideas en Embothrium coccineum J.R. Forst. & G. Forst. en el Campo: Factores que Regulan su Desarrollo

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    Gabriel Donoso-Ñanculao

    2010-12-01

    plantas de E. coccineum. El desarrollo de las raíces proteoideas en el suelo con alta concentración de materia orgánica y sin malezas fue observado en otoño, primavera y verano y en el suelo con baja concentración de materia orgánica fue observado en otoño, invierno y primavera. No se encontró relación de este resultado con la concentración de P foliar en E. coccineum. Los resultados sugieren un fuerte efecto estacional y de las malezas en el desarrollo de las raíces proteoideas en E. coccineum en condiciones de campo.

  20. Inhibiton of Yellow Nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus L. and Bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon (L. Pers by a Mulch Derived from Rye (Secale cereale L. in grapevines Inhibición del Crecimiento de Chufa (Cyperus esculentus L. y Pasto Bermuda (Cynodon dactylon (L. Pers. con mulch Vegetal Proveniente de Centeno (Secale cereale L. en Vides

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    Juan Ormeño-Núñez

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Two field trials (Los Andes 1998-1999 and Santiago 2004-2005 were carried out to determine growth inhibition of yellow nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus L. and bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon (L. Pers., growing on the plantation row, by mulch derived from a rye (Secale cereale L. cover crop established between grapevine (Vitis vinifera L. rows on overhead (cv. Flame Seedless and vertical (cv. Cabernet Sauvignon training. Spring mowing of the rye sown in the fall allowed for developing a thick and long lasting mulch along the grape rows. Nutsedge and bermudagrass control was 81 and 82%, respectively, and was more effective than conventional chemical (in the row + mechanical (between rows control. Glyphosate at 2% for nutsedge and 1% for bermudagrass control, applied twice (October and December, was insufficient to control either perennial weed adequately. Total broadleaved and grass/sedge weed control was 67.3 and 43.0% more effective with the rye mulch than with conventional treatments at Los Andes and Santiago, respectively. Perennial weed control levels could be explained as the new foliage of yellow nutsedge and bermudagrass was particularly susceptible to the shading provided by the rye mulch assembled prior to mid spring shoot emergence, and this effect remained active up until the beginning of autumn. The subsequent rye foliage mowing at the vegetative stage fully expressed the allelopathic effect produced by this local rye cultivar. The use of rye cover crop management and mulch could be applied as an effective weed control technique in conventional, as well as organic deciduous tree orchards.En dos ensayos de campo (Los Andes 1998-1999 y Santiago 2004-2005 se determinó el efecto inhibitorio sobre chufa (Cyperus esculentus L. y pasto bermuda (Cynodon dactylon (L. Pers. de residuos de centeno (Secale cereale L. establecido en otoño entre las hileras de vides (Vitis vinifera L. en parronal (cv. Flame Seedless y espaldera (cv. Cabernet Sauvignon

  1. Estudio Ficológico de lagos urbanos artificiales del sur de la provincia de Córdoba Phycological study of artificial urban reservoirs of the South of the province of Córdoba

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    Martín David Novoa

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo fue realizado en dos lagos urbanos artificiales de Río Cuarto (Córdoba: Parque Sarmiento y Villa Dalcar, durante el año 2003. El objetivo fue: conocer y comparar la composición algal, su relación con parámetros ambientales y registros bacteriológicos en ambos lagos. Se determinaron 275 taxa: 178 Bacillariophyceae , 60 Chlorophyceae , 21 Cyanophyceae , 13 Euglenophyceae , 2 Dinophyceae y 1 Chrysophyceae . Las especies y/o variedades fueron registradas por primera vez para el área de estudio, 53 son nuevas citas para la provincia de Córdoba y 8 para la Argentina. El lago con mayor número de especies propias fue el Villa Dalcar. El Parque Sarmiento en otoño, registró un gran número de clorofíceas propias de este lago. Se evidenciaron dos floraciones en el lago Villa Dalcar: estival de Aphanizomenon flos-aquae y primaveral de Peridinium pusillum . El índice de Jaccard evidenció la mayor similitud entre los sitios Este y Centro en otoño, para el lago Parque Sarmiento y Salida y Malón, en verano, para el lago Villa Dalcar. Según el Índice de Sorensen-Dice aplicado a ambos lagos y estaciones del año, la máxima similitud fue entre los sitios Salida del Villa Dalcar y Este del Parque Sarmiento, en invierno. En primavera y verano se registró un número elevado de bacterias coliformes en el sitio Puente Oeste del lago Parque Sarmiento , y en el sitio el Malón del lago Villa Dalcar, en verano.The present work was carried out in two urban lakes in Río Cuarto (Córdoba, Argentina: Parque Sarmiento and Villa Dalcar, during the year 2003. The objective was to know and to compare the algal composition and its relation with environmental parameters and bacteriological registries in both lakes. 275 taxa were determined: 178 Bacillariophyceae , 60 Chlorophyceae , 21 Cyanophyceae , 13 Euglenophyceae , 2 Dinophyceae and 1 Chrysophyceae. The species and/or varieties are registred for the irst time in the study area, 53 are

  2. Arbuscular mycorrhizal infection in two morphological root types of Araucaria araucana (Molina K. Koch Infección por micorrizas arbusculares en dos tipos de raíces de Araucaria araucana (Molina K. Koch

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    P. Diehl

    2010-06-01

    presentaron una importante simbiosis micorrícico-arbuscular (MA, con abundante desarrollo de hifas intracelulares y rulos, característico del tipo anatómico Paris. También se observaron hifas marrones septadas. Los valores totales de colonización MA fueron altos, con porcentajes parciales similares en cada clase radicular. Se encontraron diferencias estacionales en los porcentajes de infección (totales y parciales, con valores mayores en primavera comparados con los de otoño. Los porcentajes de estructuras fúngicas presentes en cada clase radicular fueron similares para vesículas y arbúsculos, pero se observaron mayores valores de rulos en las RCG que en las RFL. Los porcentajes de vesículas aumentaron en otoño, mientras que los de arbúsculos lo hicieron en primavera, en coincidencia con el pico de crecimiento vegetativo de los árboles. Los resultados muestran una fuerte asociación simbiótica MA con A. araucana y su relevancia en términos ecológicos en respuesta a la deficiencia de nutrientes en el suelo, en especial, a la alta retención de fósforo.

  3. Liberación de la teofilina a partir de matrices hidrófilas que contienen algfinato de sodio procedentes de Sargassum cymosum (Phaeofphyta Release of theophylline from hydrophilic matrices containing sodium alginate from seasonal Sargassum cymosum (Phaeophyta

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    Itamar Francisco Andreazza

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available The sodium alginate extracted from seasonal Sargassum cymosum samples (autumn, winter, spring and summer in Paciência Beach (Penha- SC-Brazil showed a viscosity of 18.3, 33.5, 62.6 and 34.2 mPa·s, respectively. Theophylline tablets(60 mg containing 35 % of sodium alginate samples were analyzed by dissolution profile in a dissolution device at 100 rev×min-1 and 37 °C, using water as dissolution medium, during 6 h. Tablets with the lesser viscous sodium alginate sample (autumn showed a complete disintegration and drug release after 1 h. Despite all others tablets have exhibited the same drug release mechanism, by diffusion, the winter sodium alginate tablets released > 90 % of theophylline after 3 h, while spring and summer sodium alginate tablets showed similar dissolution profile with a release > 90 % of drug after 6 h. In general, the less viscous polymers showed a faster drug release, but probably other characteristics beside viscosity have played role in this process.El alginato de sodio extraído de muestras estacionales de Sargassum cymosum (otoño, invierno, primavera y verano en la Playa de la Paciencia (Penha-SC-Brasil mostró viscosidad de 18,3, 33,5, 62,6 y 34,2 mPa·s, respectivamente. Tabletas de teofilina (60 mg que contenían 35 % de muestras de alginato de sodio fueron analizadas a través del perfil de disolución, en un disolutor a 100 rev×min-1 y 37 ºC, utilizando agua como medio de disolución, durante 6 h. Las tabletas con la muestra de alginato de sodio menos viscosa (otoño mostraron completa desintegración y liberación del fármaco después de 1 h. A pesar de que todas las demás tabletas mostraron el mismo mecanismo de liberación del fármaco, por difusión, las tabletas con la muestra de alginato de sodio de invierno liberó > 90 % de la teofilina después de 3 h, mientras las tabletas de alginato de sodio de primavera y verano presentaron un perfil de disolución semejante con liberación > 90 % de f

  4. Fauna de arañas del suelo de una comunidad árida-tropical en Baja California Sur, México Ground surface spider fauna in an arid tropical community in Baja California Sur, Mexico

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    María Luisa Jiménez

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Se describe la temporalidad y diversidad de arañas del suelo del matorral sarcocaule en la región del Cabo en Baja California Sur. Durante 1991-1992 se realizaron colectas semanales por medio de trampas de caída. Se capturaron 4 322 ejemplares de 53 especies. Las familias con mayor abundancia fueron Miturgidae (42.2%, Oonopidae (23.5%, Caponiidae (8.0% y Gnaphosidae (7.9%. Las especies más abundantes fueron Syspira tigrina Chamberlin (37.1%; Oonops nov. sp. (13.7%, Scaphiella hespera Chamberlin (7.8% y Tarsonops sternalis Chamberlin (5.2%, que constituyeron el 63.7% del total de individuos. Gnaphosidae fue la más rica en especies (11, seguida por Salticidae (7. La riqueza de especies fue constante durante todo el año, con un ligero ascenso en el verano (29 y una ligera disminución en el invierno (24. La diversidad por estación del año se mantuvo en un intervalo de H'= 3.3 -3.7. La abundancia relativa se incrementó en primavera y otoño. La mayor riqueza específica se encontró en otoño. La abundancia relativa y la diversidad de arañas se pueden considerar altas, a pesar del fuerte dominio de la familia Miturgidae. En la mayoría de las especies, la distribución mostró una marcada estacionalidad.Seasonal distribution, specific richness, and diversity of xeric shrub ground spiders were studied at a site in the Cape Region. Weekly collections of spiders were made in 1991-1992 using pit-fall traps. We captured 4 322 specimens in 53 families. Families with the highest number of individuals were: Miturgidae (42% Oonopidae (23.5%, Caponiidae (8.0%, and Gnaphosidae (7.9%. The most abundant species were Syspira tigrina Chamberlin (37.1%; Oonops nov. sp. (13.7%, Scaphiella hespera Chamberlin (7.8%, and Tarsonops sternalis Chamberlin (5.2%, representing 63.7% of the total specimens captured. Gnaphosidae was the richest in species (11 followed by Salticidae (7. Species richness was nearly constant during all the year, with a small increase in

  5. VIGILANCIA DE LA PANDEMIA DE GRIPE (H1N1 2009 EN ESPAÑA

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    Amparo Larrauri Cámara

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: España experimentó una circulación del nuevo virus de la gripe (H1N12009 durante el verano de 2009, que evolucionó de forma creciente hasta la presentación a principios del otoño de la primera onda pandémica por dicho virus. Los objetivos de este trabajo son describir la evolución de esta onda pandémica en nuestro país y evaluar su impacto en la morbilidad y mortalidad de la población española. Método: A partir de la información proporcionada por el Sistema de Vigilancia de la Gripe en España y el Centro de Coordinación de Alertas y Emergencias del Ministerio de Sanidad y Política Social se han estimado una serie de indicadores epidemiológicos y virológicos para evaluar el nivel de actividad e intensidad de la onda pandémica, así como su gravedad. Resultados: La onda pandémica por el virus (H1N12009 se inició a comienzos del otoño de 2009 y registró valores máximos de incidencia de gripe de 372,15 casos semanales/100.000 habitantes. Las mayores tasas de incidencia de gripe se observaron en los menores de 15 años. La tasa de detección viral en el periodo pandémico se mantuvo en el rango de las registradas previamente (46,4%. Se estimó una tasa de letalidad global de 0,43 defunciones por 1.000 casos de gripe pandémica. Un 64% de las defunciones por gripe pandémica se registraron en adultos jóvenes, con máximas tasas de mortalidad en el grupo de 45-64 años (9,35 defunciones/1.000.000 habitantes. La mortalidad asociada a gripe estacional en el periodo 2001- 2008 fue máxima en los mayores de 64 años (95% del total de defunciones. Conclusiones: La onda pandémica por el virus de la gripe (H1N12009 tuvo una presentación precoz en España y una intensidad media en comparación con las trece ondas estacionales previas de gripe. Esta primera onda también se caracterizó por un carácter leve, teniendo en cuenta tasas de letalidad o mortalidad, si bien un elevado porcentaje de las defunciones confirmadas

  6. Eficacia del Oxavar® para el Control del Ácaro Varroa destructor (Varroidae en Colmenas de Apis mellifera (Apidae Efficacy of Oxavar® to control the mite Varroa destructor (Varroidae in honeybee colonies of Apis mellifera (Apidae

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    Jorge Augusto Marcangeli

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    Full Text Available El objetivo del trabajo fue evaluar la eficacia del producto Oxavar® para el control del ácaro Varroa destructor (Anderson & Trueman en colmenas de abejas Apis mellifera durante la primavera de 2002 y otoño de 2003. El trabajo se llevó a cabo en el apiario experimental del Centro de Extensión Apícola ubicado en Coronel Vidal, provincia de Buenos Aires. Se trabajó sobre un total de 20 colmenas tipo Langstroth que se dividieron en dos grupos iguales. El primer grupo recibió 5 ml de Oxavar® (323 g en 5000 ml de agua destilada por cuadro cubierto por abejas. El segundo grupo, el testigo, recibió 5 ml de agua destilada por cuadro cubierto por abejas. Ambos grupos recibieron tres dosis a intervalos de siete días. Semanalmente, se recolectaron los ácaros muertos caídos en pisos especiales que evitaban que las abejas los eliminen. Posteriormente, en los dos grupos se colocaron tiras del producto Apistan® para eliminar los ácaros remanentes en las colonias y poder así calcular la eficacia del tratamiento. El producto Oxavar® presentó una eficacia promedio de 85,5 % ± 2,8 durante la primavera y 86,1% ± 2,6 durante el otoño, no mostrando diferencias significativas entre las estaciones (p> 0,05. En ambos casos se registraron diferencias significativas frente al grupo control (pThe aim of this work was to evaluate the acaricide efficacy of Oxavar® to control Varroa destructor (Anderson & Trueman in Apis mellifera (L colonies during the spring 2002 and the autumn 2003. Work was done at “Centro de Extensión Apícola” experimental apiary located in Coronel Vidal, province of Buenos Aires. Twenty Langstroth hives were used divided in two equal groups. The first group received 5 ml of Oxavar® (323 g in 5000 ml of destiled water per comb covered by honeybees and the second one received 5 ml of destiled water. Both groups received three dosages at seven day periods. Dead mites were collected weekly from special floors in order to avoid

  7. Desafíos en la creación, desarrollo e implementación de los MOOC: El curso de Web Science en la Universidad de Southampton

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El carácter masivo es una de las peculiaridades de los MOOC, que lo diferencian de otro tipo de experiencias de aprendizaje en red. Este hecho configura una serie de posibilidades, pero también una serie de retos que hay que tener en cuenta a la hora de diseñar e implementar un curso masivo en red, en relación, por ejemplo, a los contenidos, el proceso de trabajo, las actividades, la evaluación y el feed-back. Este trabajo presenta un análisis de las ventajas y desventajas del carácter masivo de los MOOC y concretamente describe la experiencia de creación de un MOOC sobre Web Science desarrollada en la Universidad de Southampton (Reino Unido en la plataforma FutureLearn durante el otoño de 2013. Se analiza la importancia del estudio de la rama de Web Science y cómo se originó esta experiencia. También describen las decisiones y el proceso de trabajo desarrollado para la creación e implementación del MOOC en concreto. Se termina este trabajo analizando alguno de los datos que se han obtenido, como el índice de participación (ligeramente elevado respecto a la media de los MOOC, los comentarios de los participantes, la manera de gestionar la facilitación del curso y algunos de los retos que nos encontramos a la hora de gestionar un MOOC, que se relacionan con el diseño del curso, la plataforma que se utiliza y cómo se organiza la facilitación del curso.

  8. Saturación del carbonato de calcio en un área de cultivo de mitílidos en el Seno Reloncaví, Patagonia norte, Chile

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    Emilio Alarcón

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    Full Text Available Se realizaron mediciones de temperatura, salinidad, alcalinidad total y carbono inorgánico disuelto del agua de mar superficial dentro de un área dedicada a la producción de semillas de mitílidos en el Seno de Reloncaví, Patagonia norte, durante el otoño (mayo 2012 y el verano austral (enero 2013. Se determinó que el estado de saturación del carbonato de calcio (ΩCaCO3 dentro del área de estudio fue bajo (Ωaragonita < 2, inclusive con aguas superficiales "corrosivas" para el CaCO3 (i.e., aguas subsaturadas, Ω < 1, cuando aguas de baja salinidad (<28 y alcalinidad total (<1.800 μmol kg-1 fueron advectadas dentro del centro de producción en mayo de 2012. En enero 2013 la baja salinidad (<25 fue asociada a aguas de baja alcalinidad total (ca. 1700 μmol kg-1 provocando bajos niveles de Ωaragonita en aguas superficiales equilibradas totalmente con la atmósfera (i.e., 400 μatm. Así, se sugiere que eventos corrosivos para el CaCO3 (i.e., aguas subsaturads Ω < 1 pueden ser una condición frecuente en esta área de producción de mitílidos en la Patagonia norte. La potencial disminución en productividad de Mytilus chilensis asociados a la acidificación del océano (AO recientemente descrita por Navarro et al. (2013 y la detección de aguas corrosivas para el carbonato de calcio encontradas, sugieren la necesidad de incluir el monitoreo regular del sistema carbonatos como una variable clave para la evaluación de la capacidad de carga de este sistema de aguas interiores.

  9. Tecnología y producción de semillas de híbridos y variedades sobresalientes de maíz de calidad proteínica (QPM en México

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    Alejandro Espinosa

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    Full Text Available Para promover el uso extensivo de los maí- ces de calidad proteínica (QPM, el INIFAP en coordinación con el CIMMYT, intensificó trabajos de investigación para apoyar la liberación comercial de híbridos y variedades de maíz QPM. A partir del ciclo otoño – invierno 1998/1999. En diferentes campos experimentales se incrementó semilla original, básica y registrada de materiales sobresalientes. En 1999 se establecieron 300 hectáreas obteniéndose 530 toneladas de semilla básica (500 toneladas de variedades y 30 toneladas de progenitores de híbridos, paralelamente se realizó la caracterizaci ón varietal así como la delimitación de las áreas donde se debe producir semilla de híbridos y variedades de maíz de calidad proteínica. Se integró la tecnología de producción de semillas para lograr óptimos de calidad y productividad. Para cada variedad o híbrido, lo cual incluye los diferenciales de siembra entre progenitores, para asegurar coincidencia a floraci ón, la relación hembra:macho, la forma correcta para el desespigue, y otros elementos de la producción de semilla. Por productividad, así como su potencial de uso y ventajas comparativas con respecto a testigos, destacaron: H-363C, H-365C, H-553C, H-519C (híbridos trilineales y H-368C, H-441C, H-469C, H-442C (híbridos simples. En el ciclo primavera verano 2000 se logró el establecimiento de 70 mil hectáreas comerciales con maíz QPM.

  10. La guerra en Siria y las paradojas de la Comunidad Internacional

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    Eugenia López-Jacoiste

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    Full Text Available Desde la perspectiva del Derecho Internacional, los más de tres años de conflicto armado en Siria arrojan un resultado paradójico. En primer lugar, porque resulta ineludible comparar la agilidad decisoria del Consejo de Seguridad de las Naciones Unidas para intervenir militarmente en la crisis de Libia de 2011 con su pasividad y bloqueo político en relación con Siria. Por otra, porque sólo la inminente amenaza de una intervención militar en Siria en otoño de 2013 llevó a las partes involucradas y sus socios más importantes a alcanzar un plan de desarme químico en Siria asumido por el Consejo de Seguridad, igualmente incomparable en cuanto a sus términos, plazos y cumplimiento al establecido para Irak tras la primera guerra del Golfo. La mayor paradoja de la Comunidad internacional radica, no obstante, en la deplorable situación de desprotección y sufrimiento de la población civil y el drama de sus refugiados. Los crímenes de guerra y los crímenes de lesa humanidad cometidos por todas las partes beligerantes –gubernamentales o no– quedarán impunes, ante el bloqueo político del Consejo de Seguridad ante la propuesta de remisión de la situación siria al Fiscal de la Corte Penal Internacional, a pesar de las declaraciones y condenas oficiales de las instituciones internacionales de derechos humanos.

  11. Mass media, espacio y tiempo en Todos Santos, Baja California Sur

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    Rossana Almada

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo que aquí se sintetiza es un primer acercamiento, desde la perspectiva de autores entre los que destaca Manuel Castells, a un proyecto mayor que pretende analizar e interpretar el proceso de transformaciones que ha venido sufriendo el pueblo de Todos Santos, Baja California Sur BCS, debido a la llegada de dos contingentes de inmigrantes: el primero, rocedente de Estados Unidos y Canadá, llegó a comprar las casas del centro del pueblo; algunos con la intención de quedarse e instalar negocios, principalmente de venta de Bienes Raíces, otros, para pasar allí la temporada otoño invierno; y el segundo, traído del interior del país, principalmente de Acayucan Veracruz y de Ocotepec Guerrero como jornaleros agrícolas por una compañía Sinaloense. Esta inmigración ha introducido a Todos Santos dentro de lo que Castells denomina como sociedad red, es decir, dentro de procesos sociales organizados, cada vez más, en torno a redes que constituyen las nuevas formas de organización social. En resumen, el presente trabajo aborda los efectos de la globalización en la transformación de un pueblo sudcaliforniano, a través de la llegada de los inmigrantes arriba mencionados y del uso de los medios de comunicación vía satélite.

  12. The protective effect of moderate noisy backgrounds for certain period on hearing after exposure to a traumatic noise in guinea pig

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    Xiao-hua WANG

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    Full Text Available Objective  To investigate the protective effect of moderate noisy backgrounds on guinea pig's hearing after an exposure to a traumatic noise. Methods  Thirty guinea pigs were randomly divided into five groups (6 each. Animals in group A, B, C and D were subjected to noise of 84 decibels sound pressure level (dB SPL for 4, 8, 24 and 0 hour respectively after a traumatic exposure of 110 dB SPL, and those in group E were kept in quiet environment. Distortion product oto-acoustic emission (DPOAE amplitudes were determined on 1 day prior, and 1 and 7 days after noise exposure. Blood plasma was obtained to determine the contents of malondialdehyde (MDA and the activities of hemocuprein (SOD and nitricoxide synthase (NOS at the end of the experiment. Results  Noise-induced hearing loss was caused in group D after a traumatic exposure. At the 1st and 7th day after exposure, DPOAE amplitudes were higher in group A and B than in group D, especially at high frequencies, while no significant difference was observed between group C and D. At the 7th day after exposure, the activity of SOD lowered, while the content of MDA increased in group A and B as compared with group E (P<0.05. The content of MDA in group A increased as compared with group D (P<0.05. Conclusion  After the traumatic noise-exposure, the recovery of noise-induced hearing loss, especially the high-frequency hearing loss could be motivated when exposed to noise at 84 dB SPL for 4 or 8 hours.

  13. Distribución espacial y temporal de aves playeras (Orden: Charadriiformes en Laguna San Ignacio, Baja California Sur, México

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    Luis Francisco Mendoza

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    Full Text Available Con la pérdida o degradación de humedales han declinado las poblaciones de algunas especies tales como las aves playeras. En vista de que ha crecido el interés internacional por los estudios ecológicos sobre estas especies, se determinó la abundancia, distribución y riqueza espacio-temporal de las aves playeras en Laguna San Ignacio, Península de Baja California. Se realizaron 12 censos mensuales (octubre 2007-septiembre 2008 en el perímetro interno de la laguna; la cual se dividió en cuatro zonas, dos al norte y dos al sur. Temporalmente las abundancias menores se presentaron en mayo (1 585 aves y las mayores en octubre (47 410. Las especies más abundantes fueron: el picopando canelo (Limosa fedoa; 55% de los registros totales, el playero occidental (Calidris mauri; 23% y el playero pihuiuí (Tringa semipalmata; 10%. Estas especies fueron más abundantes en otoño. El picopando canelo y el playero pihuiuí estabilizaron sus números en invierno y primavera y estuvieron presentes en verano en bajos números, el playero occidental mostró oscilaciones notorias. Se presentan los primeros reportes del playero rojizo del Pacifico (Calidris canutus roselaari para la zona. La riqueza y abundancia estuvieron influenciadas temporal y espacialmente por las aves migratorias. Las mayores abundancias se presentaron al sur de la laguna, probablemente por la disponibilidad del alimento. Los resultados presentes permitieron incluir al área en la Red Hemisférica de Reservas para las Aves Playeras como sitio de importancia internacional.

  14. Zlatari Pavao i Stjepan Petrovi iz Kotora-majstori gotičkih ophodnih križeva iz Nina, Božave, Ugljana i Kali?

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    Full Text Available U članku se donosi obiman i dosad mahom neobjavljen arhivski materijal o djelatnosti dvojice zlatarskih majstora, podrijetlom iz Kotora, koji su koncem XIV. i u 1. polovici XV. stoljeća djelovali u Zadru stekavši višegodišnjim, pa i višedesetljetnim svestranim radom, znatan ugled i imovinu. Činjenica da su dijelili podrijetlo i patronimik, uz niz arhivskih vijesti, osobito onih koje potvrđuju kontakte dvaju zlatara, ukazuju na mogućnost da su bili braća, što bi osnažilo i vjerojatnost pretpostavke, koja je već iznesena u literaturi, o zlataru Pavlu Petrovom kao autoru božavskog ophodnog križa datiranog u konac 14. i početak 15. st, ali i mogućnost da je Stjepan Petrov autor srodnog mu ninskoga križa. Potonji križ, na kojem je ujedno i potpisan neki majstor Stjepan, profesor Ivo Petricioli s oprezom je povezivao sa zlatarom Stjepanom Crnjinim zvanim Francoj, suradnikom zlatara Franje iz Milana, okupivši oko te umjetnine grupu ikonografski i stilski srodnih križeva koji potječu iz otočkih župa zadarskoga arhipelaga, a među njima i spomenuti božavski križ, pa se čini prigodnim, u povodu obljetnice profesorove smrti, ovaj rad posvetiti problematici autorstva dijela zadarskih gotičkih ophodnih križeva čijem je poznavanju dao nemjerljiv doprinos.

  15. Una crisis dentro de la crisis : las pésimas relaciones entre los gobiernos republicano y de la Generalitat en 1939

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    Francesc Vilanova i Vila-Abadal

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    Full Text Available En 1939, enmedio de la crisis general del final de la guerra civil, estalla una nueva crisis cuyos antecedentes deben encontrarse en los inicios del conflicto, el verano de 1936, y las anomalías constitucionales que se derivaron de aquellos. Los gobiernos de la República (presidido éste por el doctor Juan Negrín y de la Generalitat (presidido por Lluís Companys se enzarzaron en una agria polémica acerca de la administración de los fondos económicos del gobierno catalán y su aplicación a la ayuda a los refugiados catalanes. Más allá de estas discusiones, en el fondo de la crisis latían los desencuentros y la desconfianza entre el poder republicano español y un poder autonómico que quería conservar los espacios autonómicos conquistados a lo largo del verano y otoño de 1936.In 1939, in the middle of the general crisis of the final civil war in Spain, a new crisis explodes which has it origins in the early times of the conflict in summer of 1936, and the constitutional anomalies that it generated. The government of the Second Republic (presided by Dr. Juan Negrín and the government of the catalán Generalitat (presided by Lluís Companys were confronted about the administration of the catalán government's economic founds and their application to help catalán refugee.

  16. Acoustic Issues in Human Spaceflight

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    Clark, Jonathan B.

    2001-01-01

    NASA is concerned about acute effect of sound on crew performance on International Space Station (ISS), and is developing strategies to assess and reduce acute, chronic, and delayed effects of sound. High noise levels can cause headaches, irritation, fatigue, impaired sleep, headache, and tinnitus and have resulted in an inability to hear alarms. Speech intelligibility may be more impaired for crew understanding non-native language in a noisy environment. No hearing loss occurred, but significant effects on crew performance and communication occurred. Permanent Threshold Shifts (PTS) have not been observed in the US shuttle program. Russian specification for noise in spacecraft is 60 dBA (awake) and 50 dBA (asleep) while the U.S. noise specification on ISS is NC 50 (awake) and NC 40 (asleep) with a 85 dBA hazard limit. Background noise levels of ISS modules have measured 56-69 dBA. Treadmill exercise operations measure 77 dBA. Alarms are required to be 20 dBA above ambient. Hearing protection is recommended when noise exceeds 60 dB 24 hour Leq. Countermeasures include hearing protection and design/ engineering controls. Advanced composite materials with excellent low frequency attenuation properties could be applied as a barrier protection around noisy equipment, or used on personal protective equipment worn by the crew. Hearing protection countermeasures include foam ear inserts, passive muff headsets, and active noise reduction headsets. Oto-acoustic emissions (OAE) could be used to monitor effectiveness of hearing protection countermeasures and tailor hearing protection countermeasures to individual crewmembers. Micro-gravity, vibration, toxic fumes, air quality/composition, stress, temperature, physical exertion or some combination of the above factors may have interacted with moderate long-term noise exposure to cause significant hearing loss. Longitudinal studies will need to address what co-morbidity factors, such as radiation, toxicology, microgravity

  17. Community-based management of multiple drug resistant tuberculosis in a tertiary hospital in Tanzania: a best practice implementation project.

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    Jelly, Isaya; Peters, Micah D J

    2017-12-01

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has prioritized collaboration with communities in its 2016 "End TB" implementation strategy. Acknowledging the difficulties that some communities face in gaining access to health facilities due to barriers such as stigma, discrimination, healthcare expenditure, transport and income loss, partnering with communities in the roll-out of community-based TB management activities is vital. The aim of this project was to make a contribution to promoting evidence-based practice with regards to the community-based management of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) at Kibong'oto National Infectious Disease Hospital, Tanzania, and thereby supporting improvements in patient outcomes and resource utilization. The project utilized the Joanna Briggs Institute Practical Application of Clinical Evidence System (JBI PACES) program to facilitate the collection of pre- and post-audit data. The Getting Research into Practice (GRiP) module was also used to analyze the potential barriers and for designing the final action plan. This project was conducted in three phases over a three-month period at the MDR-TB unit in a referral hospital in Northern Tanzania. The project showed that there were significant improvements in compliance rates in staff education and documentation of patients' suitability and preferences in receiving community-based care for MDR-TB. The compliance rate of criterion 2, which was already 100% at baseline, was slightly lower at follow-up. The project achieved significant improvements in the delivery of evidence-based practice with regards to community-based management of MDR-TB.

  18. Viticultura tropical a gran altitud. Condiciones y expresiones del terroir

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    Marco Quijano Rico

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Nuestro proyecto se inició en 1982 en la Loma de Puntalarga, entre 2500 y2600 metros de altitud, a 5,78 ºN y 72,98 ºW, en la cordillera oriental de los Andes. Las variedades más utilizadas actualmente son Pinot noir, Riesling y cruzamientos de Riesling x Silvaner. Desde 1984 se realizan trabajos de investigación sobre temas pertinentes. La baja latitud, la elevada altitud, el volumen de precipitación relativamente modesto y la transparencia del cielo, determinan el flujo de radiación solar incidente y su composición espectral, así como la amplitud del cambio de temperatura entre el día y la noche y las bajas temperaturas nocturnas, que son los rasgos del clima frío imperante en la región. El comportamiento de las cepas y las características del vino indican que las condiciones climáticas locales, pueden considerarse térmicamente equivalentesa las de ciertos territorios tradicionales renombrados. La coexistencia durante el año de todos los estadios de vegetación de la vid y la producción de vendimias con buen contenido de azúcar y niveles suficientes de acidez, hace posible la elaboración de vinos de calidad sobresaliente, de modo secuencial y continuo.En los viñedos del proyecto, las condiciones climáticas anuales son equivalentesa las otoñales, de maduración de las uvas en regiones septentrionales y australes. Al mismo tiempo, el flujo de radiación solar no sufre cambios notables y es rico en las longitudes de onda del ultravioleta B. Los dos factores pueden marcar las características de las uvas, haciendo parte así del efecto terroir.

  19. Evaluación de tres métodos para la inactivación de coliformes y Escherichia coli presentes en agua residual doméstica, empleada para riego

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    Andrea Sánchez- Garibello

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    Full Text Available Evaluation of three methods for the inactivation of coliforms and Escherichia coli present in domestic wastewaters used inirrigation. Objective. To evaluate three treatments (facultative stabilization ponds, heterogeneous photocatalysis with TiO2 and chemicaldisinfection with sodium hypochlorite for the inactivation of coliforms and Escherichia coli present in domestic wastewaters used inagricultural irrigation. Materials and methods. Wastewater was characterized by physical, chemical and microbiological analyses and wasthen exposed to a facultative pond treatment (FPT, post-photocatalytic treatment (PTFTiO2/UV and post-chemical treatment (PTQNaClOto assess the disinfecting capacity of each method in the inactivation of total coliforms and E. coli. Three new samples of wastewater wereprocessed and used in irrigation tests on a laboratory-scale basis for 30 days, using Lactuca sativa cultivar. Batavia as a model plant andevaluating the initial and final concentrations of the two groups. Results. PTFTiO2/UV was significantly higher than FPT and PTQNaClO(p<0.0001, obtaining 100% of inactivation of coliforms and E. coli after 30 minutes of irradiation at a reactor scale. Regarding the irrigationtests with L. sativa, we showed that using water treated by PTFTiO2/UV there is no contamination with E. coli and coliforms after 30 days.On the contrary, plants irrigated with water treated by FPT and PTQNaClO showed an increase in the two populations originating a contamination problem in the vegetable by the end of the laboratory experiments. Conclusion. The heterogeneous photocatalysis with TiO2was an effective method in the reduction of coliforms and E. coli present in domestic wastewater.

  20. Hearing loss and enlarged internal auditory canal in children.

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    Santos, Saturnino; Domínguez, M Jesús; Cervera, Javier; Suárez, Alicia; Bueno, Antonio; Bartolomé, Margarita; López, Rafael

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    Among the temporal bone abnormalities that can be found in the etiological study of paediatric sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) by imaging techniques, those related to the internal auditory canal (IAC) are the least frequent. The most prevalent of these abnormalities that is associated with SNHL is stenotic IAC due to its association with cochlear nerve deficiencies. Less frequent and less concomitant with SNHL is the finding of an enlarged IAC (>8mm). Retrospective and descriptive review of clinical associations, imaging, audiological patterns and treatment of 9 children with hearing loss and enlarged IAC in the period 1999 to 2012. Two groups of patients are described. The first, without association with vestibulocochlear dysplasias, consisted of: 2 patients with SNHL without other temporal bone or systemic abnormalities, one with bilateral mixed HL from chromosome 18q deletion, one with a genetic X-linked DFN3 hearing loss, one with unilateral hearing loss in neurofibromatosis type 2 with bilateral acoustic neuroma, and one with unilateral hearing loss with cochlear nerve deficiency. The second group, with association with vestibulocochlear dysplasias, was comprised of: one patient with moderate bilateral mixed hearing loss in branchio-oto-renal syndrome, one with profound unilateral SNHL with recurrent meningitis, and another with profound bilateral SNHL with congenital hypothyroidism. The presence of an enlarged IAC in children can be found in different clinical and audiological settings with relevancies that can range from life-threatening situations, such as recurrent meningitis, to isolated hearing loss with no other associations. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier España, S.L. All rights reserved.

  1. Evaluación de rendimiento de compuestos de ajo tipo Taiwán Evaluación de rendimiento de compuestos de ajo tipo Taiwán

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    Briseida Mendoza Celedón

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluó el rendimiento y variables de calidad de compuestos de ajo (Allium sativum L., durante el ciclo otoño-invierno 2008-2009, en San Luis de la Paz, Gto., México. Se emplearon compuestos de ajo del tipo Taiwán, con resultados variables de acuerdo a su genotipo. Entre los compuestos sobresalieron por su altura de planta, rendimiento de bulbo, mayor peso promedio de bulbo y menor número de dientes por bulbo los siguientes: el Compuesto 4 (El pato, bodegas, Salamanca, Gto., el Compuesto 5 (Santa Teresa, tabla III, Salamanca, Gto., y el Compuesto 1 (Ajo sano, varias regiones del Edo. de Gto.. Es importante continuar con el programa de mejoramiento genético de ajo para el estado de Guanajuato, basado en selección de nuevas líneas de entre los compuestos mejores y con ayuda de técnicas como la eliminación de virus, para mejorar rendimiento y calidad del ajo. Field yield and bulb quality of garlic (Allium sativum L. compounds were evaluated during the 2008-2009 fall-winter cycle at the San Luis de la Paz, Gto., Mexico. Taiwan compounds were evaluated with variable results, depending on the genotype. Best plant height, bulb yield, higher weight per bulb and smaller clove number per bulb were obtained with: Compuesto 4 (El pato, bodegas, Salamanca, Gto., Compuesto 5 (Santa Teresa, tabla III, Salamanca, Gto., and Compuesto 1 (Ajo sano, varias regiones del Edo. de Gto.. It is important to continue with the program of garlic genetic breeding to Guanajuato state, based on selection of new garlic lines derived from the best compounds and using techniques as the virus elimination for improving yield and quality.

  2. Estudios sobre Plantas Andinas, X

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    Cuatrecasas José

    1967-09-01

    Full Text Available Durante la preparación del género Baccharis para Prima Flora Colombiana tuve que estudiar gran número de especies andinas, tropicales y extratropicales de fuera de Colombia; el objeto principal de tales estudios fue el de tipificar las especies íntimamente relacionadas con las colombianas y establecer su diferenciación taxonómica. La consulta de los tipos específicos y la identificación de gran número de colecciones procedentes de las regiones andinas hasta el sur del continente americano permitió precisar el concepto de bastantes especies y de su área geográfica, al mismo tiempo que el establecimiento de numerosas sinonimias.  La mayor parte de las novedades taxonómicas y de los comentarios derivados de tal estudio va incluída en el texto de las Astereae de Colombia a publicar en breve. El objeto de este artículo es dar a conocer otra parte de las novedades relativas a especies andinas de los países vecinos y describir varias entidades taxonómicas deficientemente conocidas, incorporando a su conocimiento los resultados de muchas disecciones llevadas a cabo en los mencionados estudios.  El trabajo basico para estas notas fue hecho en la Smithsonian Institution; se consultaron también las colecciones de los herbarios europeos de Londres, París, Florencia, Ginebra y Madrid en viaje hecho en otoño de 1963. National Science Foundation de Washington D.C. subvencionó los trabajos.

  3. DESEMPENHO DE SEMENTES DE CRAMBE EXPOSTAS À TRATAMENTOS PRÉ-GERMINATIVOS

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    REBECA ROCHA CARDOSO

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    Full Text Available Como un estímulo a la producción y uso del biodiesel, las semillas de crambe constituyen hoy una de las mejores op- ciones para el suministro de materia prima, también son una excelente alternativa en la rotación de cultivos de otoño- invierno. El objetivo de este estudio fue evaluar la eficiencia de la combinación de tratamientos pre-germinativos sobre el comportamiento de semillas de crambe. A partir de una muestra de semillas del cultivar FMS Brilhante, se propuso un diseño experimental completamente aleatorizado, con un esquema factorial 2 x 5. El diseño se basó en la combinación de dos condiciones estructurales: semillas con y sin pericar- pio, y ambos sometidos a tratamentos pre-germinativos con y sin ácido giberélico, siendo: control (sin tratamiento; se- millas pre-embebidas en agua destilada sin giberelina por 24 horas como control; y semillas pre-embebidas en solución de ácido giberélico a 4 %, en diferentes concentraciones (400; 500 e 600 mg.L-1. Se determinó el contenido de agua, primer contaje de germinación y porcentaje de germinación, emergen- cia de plántulas e índice de velocidad de emergencia. A partir de estos resultados se concluye que la remoción del pericarpio en semillas de crambe, cultivar FMS Brilhante, aceleró la velo- cidad de germinación, pero, disminuyó su porcentaje final. La pre-imbibición en ácido giberélico (400, 500 e 600 mg.L-1 por 24 horas proporcionó incrementos en la germinación y en el vigor de las semillas de crambe con pericarpio.

  4. Época y densidad de siembra en la producción y calidad de semilla de triticale (X Triticosecale Wittmack

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    Mariano Mendoza-Elos

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente trabajo fue determinar el efecto de la densidad y la fecha de siembra en el rendimiento y calidad de semilla de triticale. El ensayo se realizó durante el ciclo otoño-invierno, 2006-2007, en el campo experimental del Instituto Tecnológico de Roque, ubicado en el Km. 8 de la carretera Celaya-Juventino Rosas, en Celaya, Guanajuato, México. Se utilizaron tres cultivares de triticale de diferente origen genético (Roque I, AN-31 y AN-105 con una fórmula por hectárea de 120-100-100, NPK. Se evaluaron tres fechas de siembra: nueve de noviembre, veintitrés de noviembre, y el siete de diciembre. En cada fecha se sembraron cinco densidades de siembra, 50 kg/ha, 75 kg/ha, 100 kg/ha, 125 kg/ha y 150 kg/ha. Las variables medidas fueron altura de la planta, longitud de la espiga, rendimiento de semilla, vigor y germinación. Se empleó un diseño de bloques completos al azar con arreglo factorial. La siembra realizada el día 9 de noviembre mostró el mayor rendimiento (5305 t/ha; y mayores valores de longitud de espiga, altura de planta, vigor y germinación. Los mejores resultados se obtuvieron cuando se establecieron 125 kg/ha con rendimiento de 3834 t/ha, un vigor de 82% y una germinación de 89,83%.

  5. Deletion of the complement C5a receptor alleviates the severity of acute pneumococcal otitis media following influenza A virus infection in mice.

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    Hua Hua Tong

    Full Text Available There is considerable evidence that influenza A virus (IAV promotes adherence, colonization, and superinfection by S. pneumoniae (Spn and contributes to the pathogenesis of otitis media (OM. The complement system is a critical innate immune defense against both pathogens. To assess the role of the complement system in the host defense and the pathogenesis of acute pneumococcal OM following IAV infection, we employed a well-established transtympanically-induced mouse model of acute pneumococcal OM. We found that antecedent IAV infection enhanced the severity of acute pneumococcal OM. Mice deficient in complement C1qa (C1qa-/- or factor B (Bf -/- exhibited delayed viral and bacterial clearance from the middle ear and developed significant mucosal damage in the eustachian tube and middle ear. This indicates that both the classical and alternative complement pathways are critical for the oto-immune defense against acute pneumococcal OM following influenza infection. We also found that Spn increased complement activation following IAV infection. This was characterized by sustained increased levels of anaphylatoxins C3a and C5a in serum and middle ear lavage samples. In contrast, mice deficient in the complement C5a receptor (C5aR demonstrated enhanced bacterial clearance and reduced severity of OM. Our data support the concept that C5a-C5aR interactions play a significant role in the pathogenesis of acute pneumococcal OM following IAV infection. It is possible that targeting the C5a-C5aR axis might prove useful in attenuating acute pneumococcal OM in patients with influenza infection.

  6. TRAINING AND ADVANCE TAI OTOSHI TECHNIQUE

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    Slavko Obadov

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    Full Text Available Re sults in sports with polystruc tu ral acyclic mo ve ments, in which tec hni cal charac te ri stics are pre do mi nant, are in clo se re la ti on ship with se lec tion of a pro per tec hnique af fec ting to a gre at ex tent the ac hi e ve ment of the de si red re sults. Ju do sport with abo ut 100 ba sic tec hni qu es, which can be ap plied in sports fi ght in se ve ral ways, are go ver ned by morp ho lo gi cal cha rac te ri stics of the fi g hters, the ir motor abi li ti es, as well as by the ir cog ni ti ve and con na ti ve cha rac te ri stics. Du ring the pro cess of le ar ning, espe ci ally advan ce ment in the de si red tec hni que, met hod of advan ce ment in this tec hni que is ex tre mely im por tant. One of the most ef fi ci ent ju do tec hni qu es in hand thro wing is Tai Otos hi. Ba sed on the mo ni to ring of ju do com pe ti tors in the re gion of Ser bia and wi der, it may be conclu ded that this tec hni que has rat her low usa ge. It must al so be no ted that fi g hters most of ten apply this tec hni que in cor rectly which af fects the ef fi ci ency of the per for man ce it self.

  7. Contenido de N, P, K y rendimiento de frambuesa roja (Rubus idaeus L. ‘Autumn bliss’ orgánico asociada con lupino (Lupinus mutabilis Sweet.

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    Enoc Jara-Peña

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo se realizó con el objetivo de determinar la respuesta de la frambuesa ‘Autumn Bliss’ productora de otoño a la aplicación de un biofertilizante (vermicomposta asociada con lupino, en condiciones de invernadero en Montecillo, México. En el ensayo se estudiaron 5 niveles de vermicomposta (0, 30, 60, 90 y 120 g maceta–1 y 2 niveles de asociación (con o sin lupino totalizando 10 tratamientos y un tratamiento adicional que consistió de fertilización química (N100 P80 K80 . Como material vegetal se utilizaron brotes adventicios de frambuesa tratadas con frío durante 60 días a 5 °C. Se encontraron diferencias estadísticamente significativas a los niveles de vermicomposta incorporada al sustrato, y niveles de 60 hasta 90 g maceta–1 favorecieron las mayores concentraciones de N y K en frambuesa. Cuando la frambuesa se asoció con lupino, permitió una mayor acumulación de P, lo que indica una interacción positiva entre estos elementos. El mayor rendimiento en peso y en número de frutos se obtuvo con la aplicación de 90 g maceta–1 de vermicomposta. Sin embargo, cuando la frambuesa se asoció con lupino el mayor rendimiento en peso y en número de frutos se obtuvo con aplicación de 120 g maceta–1 de vermicomposta.

  8. Nuevos aportes a la historia natural de la mulita pampeana Dasypus hybridus (Mammalia, Dasypodidae

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    Agustín M. Abba

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se presentan nuevos aportes sobre la historia natural de la mulita pampeana Dasypus hybridus (Desmarest, 1804 (Mammalia, Xenarthra, Dasypodidae. Los estudios de campo fueron llevados a cabo en 100 ha de cuatro establecimientos agropecuarios de la provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Durante tres años se realizó un muestreo estacional de armadillos por captura y liberación. Se obtuvieron datos de hábitos alimentarios, uso del espacio y del tiempo, comportamiento, termorregulación, datos poblacionales y morfológicos. Se realizaron 71 capturas. En la dieta el ítem principal registrado fue material vegetal, seguido por hormigas e insectos coleópteros; no se observó una diferencia estacional en los hábitos alimentarios. La actividad de las mulitas se concentra durante el día, existió una baja en la frecuencia de observación durante las estaciones frías (otoño e invierno. La mulita pampeana prefiere suelos húmicos, terrenos altos y pastizales densos y altos; asimismo seleccionan los montes para refugiarse. Son individuos asociales. La temperatura rectal mostró correlaciones positivas con la temperatura ambiente. La proporción de sexos fue cercana a uno y no se observó dimorfismo sexual. Los resultados obtenidos concuerdan parcialmente con lo observado para otras especies del género, destacando las tendencias observadas en los hábitos alimentarios y en la estrategia termorregulatoria. Este trabajo representa un aporte en varios aspectos de una especie poco estudiada en una zona bajo importantes presiones de uso y modificación de hábitat.

  9. Are ENT surgeons in the UK at risk of stress, psychological morbidities and burnout? A national questionnaire survey.

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    Vijendren, Ananth; Yung, Matthew; Shiralkar, Uttam

    2016-03-15

    Work-related stress, psychological disorders and burnout are common occupational disorders affecting UK doctors. To date, there are no studies looking at these psychosocial morbidities amongst ENT surgeons worldwide. The General Health Questionnaire-12 (GHQ-12) and abbreviated Maslach Burnout Inventory (aMBI) were incorporated into a questionnaire on occupational diseases amongst ENT surgeons and distributed to the entire membership of ENT-UK. The survey study also acquired demographic data on grade of respondent, years of experience in ENT and subspecialty interest. We received 108 (8.1% response rate) appropriately filled GHQ-12 and 121 (9.0% response rate) aMBI questionnaires. 61 respondents (56.5%) on the GHQ-12 were at high risk of developing stress and psychological morbidity and 35 (28.9%) had high enough aMBI scores to suggested burnout. When comparing scores of both GHQ-12 and aMBI with grade of respondent, years of experience in ENT and subspecialty, statistical difference was only found on the risk of stress and psychiatric disorders amongst paediatric ENT surgeons (7 high risk vs 0 low risk, p = 0.02), however the number of these respondents was small (7 in total). Both questionnaires had been validated for use within our population. We found high incidence rates of stress and psychological morbidity (56.5%) and a burnout prevalence rate of 28.9% amongst our responding cohort of UK Oto-rhino-laryngologists. No meaningful differences were found between stress, psychological morbidity and burnout with grade of ENT surgeon, years of experience in ENT and subspecialty within ENT. Copyright © 2016 Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Scottish charity number SC005317) and Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  10. Transepithelial corneal collagen cross-linking in ultrathin keratoconic corneas

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    Full Text Available Leopoldo Spadea,1 Rita Mencucci21University of L'Aquila, Department of Biotechnological and Applied Clinical Sciences, Eye Clinic, L'Aquila, 2University of Florence, Department of Oto-Neuro-Ophthalmological Surgical Sciences, Eye Clinic, Florence, ItalyBackground: The purpose of this paper was to report the results of transepithelial corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL with modified riboflavin and ultraviolet A irradiation in patients affected by keratoconus, each with thinnest pachymetry values of less than 400 µm (with epithelium and not treatable using standard de-epithelialization techniques.Methods: Sixteen patients affected by progressive keratoconus with thinnest pachymetry values ranging from 331 µm to 389 µm underwent transepithelial CXL in one eye using a riboflavin 0.1% solution in 15% Dextran T500 containing ethylenediamine tetra-acetic acid 0.01% and trometamol to enhance epithelial penetration. The patients underwent complete ophthalmological examination, including endothelial cell density measurements and computerized videokeratography, before CXL and at one day, one week, and one, 6, and 12 months thereafter.Results: Epithelial healing was complete in all patients after one day of use of a soft bandage contact lens. No side effects or damage to the limbal region was observed during the follow-up period. All patients showed slightly improved uncorrected and spectacle-corrected visual acuity; keratometric astigmatism showed reductions (up to 5.3 D and apical ectasia power decreased (Kmax values reduced up to 4.3 D. Endothelial cell density was unchanged.Conclusion: Application of transepithelial CXL using riboflavin with substances added to enhance epithelial permeability was safe, seemed to be moderately effective in keratoconic eyes with ultrathin corneas, and applications of the procedure could be extended to patients with advanced keratoconus.Keywords: keratoconus, pachymetry, topography, transepithelial corneal collagen

  11. Diversidad de bacterias cultivables de la costa de Caleta Olivia, Patagonia, Argentina

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    pucci graciela natalia

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Caleta Olivia es una ciudad que posee boyas de por donde se exporta el petróleo crudo obtenido de la zona norte de la provincia de Santa Cruz –Argentina. Este trabajo tuvo como objetivo estudiar las posibilidades de utilización microbiana de petróleo crudo e identificar las bacterias que se encuentran presentes en la costa. La mineralización de hidrocarburos se siguió por la producción de dióxido de carbono. Se tomaron muestras de agua de mar y sedimento intermarial de tres sitios. Se realizaron recuentos bacterianos en los medios de cultivo BBR, BRN medio mineral con petróleo gas oil y ENDO para bacterias coliformes. Las bacterias se identificaron utilizando el sistema de Sherlock de MIDI. Las mineralizaciones evidenciaron la capacidad existente de los microorganismos para la utilización de hidrocarburos. Los recuentos de coliformes fueron negativos. Se aislaron un total de 403 cepas a las que se les realizó la extracción de ácidos grasos e identificación, de ellas solo 172 fueron identificadas por el sistema. Se distribuyeron en 32 géneros y 50 especies bacterianas. El resto el sistema no las identificó debido a que no halló cepas similares en la base de datos del sistema. Las Pseudoalteromonas fueron el género que más se aisló. El análisis de componentes principales asocio al verano y al otoño con la mayor biodiversidad de géneros. Se encontraron representantes de los siguientes géneros Arthrobacter, Dietzia, Acinetobacter, Microbacterium, Micrococcus, Bacillus, Pseudomonas y Pseudoalteromonas. Estos microorganismos son citados en la bibliografía como degradadores de hidrocarburos.

  12. DIVERSIDAD DE BACTERIAS CULTIVABLES DE LA COSTA DE CALETA OLIVIA, PATAGONIA, ARGENTINA

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    GRACIELA PUCCI

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Caleta Olivia es una ciudad que posee boyas por donde se exporta el petróleo crudo obtenido de la zona norte de la provincia de Santa Cruz, Argentina. Este trabajo tuvo como objetivo estudiar las posibilidades de utilización microbiana de petróleo crudo y sus derivados e identificar las bacterias cultivables que se encuentran presentes en la costa de Caleta Olivia. La mineralización de hidrocarburos se detectó por la producción de dióxido de carbono. Se tomaron muestras de agua de mar y sedimento intermarial de tres sitios. Se realizaron recuentos bacterianos en los medios de cultivo BBR, BRN, medio mineral con petróleo gas oil y ENDO para bacterias coliformes. Las bacterias se identificaron utilizando el sistema de Sherlock de MIDI. Las mineralizaciones evidenciaron la capacidad existente en los microorganismos para la utilización de hidrocarburos. Los recuentos de coliformes fueron negativos. Se aislaron un total de 403 cepas a las que se les realizó la extracción de ácidos grasos e identificación, de ellas solo 172 fueron identificadas por el sistema. Se distribuyeron en 32 géneros y 50 especies bacterianas. El resto, el sistema no las identificó debido a que no halló cepas similares en la base de datos del sistema. Pseudoalteromonas fue el género que más se aisló. El análisis de componentes principales asoció al verano y al otoño con la mayor biodiversidad de géneros. Se encontraron repre- sentantes de los siguientes géneros: Arthrobacter, Dietzia, Acinetobacter, Microbacterium, Micrococcus, Bacillus, Pseudomonas y Pseudoalteromonas. Estos microorganismos son citados en la bibliografía como degradadores de hidrocarburos.

  13. El clima de las ciudades: isla de calor de Salamanca

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    Mª Salud Alonso García

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se ha determinado la existencia de la isla de calor urbana (ICU, en una ciudad de tamaño medio, con un clima extremado y focos industriales de poca actividad. Con lo que se puede comprobar cómo afecta el calentamiento urbano a ciudades de estas características, pudiendo influir en los seres vivos de la zona. La existencia del fenómeno isla de calor, y su evolución en el tiempo, se han observado comparando los datos de temperatura registrados en una estación meteorológica situada en la ciudad, con los de otra estación fuera del radio de acción de la urbe, durante el período 1996-1998. Se han detectado dos fenómenos: la isla de calor nocturna, cuando la diferencia térmica entre la ciudad y la zona rural es positiva, que presenta sus valores más altos en otoño, y la isla de calor diurna, cuando la diferencia es negativa, que presenta sus valores más altos en primavera. Realizando un estudio estadístico de la evolución anual de la isla de calor nocturna en Salamanca, podemos definir isla de calor débil si su intensidad es inferior a 2 oC, moderada si se encuentra entre 2 oC y 4 oC e intensa si supera los 4 oC.

  14. Estudio sobre la Eficacia a Campo del Amivar® contra Varroa destructor (Mesostigmata: Varroidae en Colmenas de Apis mellifera (Hymenoptera: Apidae

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    Jorge MARCANGELI

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    Full Text Available El objetivo del trabajo fue evaluar la eficacia del producto Amivar® para el control del ácaro Varroa destructor Anderson & Trueman, en colmenas de abejas durante el otoño de 2003. El trabajo se llevó a cabo en el apiario experimental del Centro de Extensión Apícola ubicado en Coronel Vidal, provincia de Buenos Aires. Se trabajó sobre un total de 20 colmenas tipo Langstroth que se dividieron en dos grupos iguales. En el primer grupo se introdujo una tira de Amivar® (amitraz, 1gr, Apilab, Argentina en el centro del nido de cría de las colmenas. El segundo grupo, sólo recibió el tratamiento de Oxavar® para determinar el número total de ácaros presentes en las colmenas. Semanalmente, se recolectaron los ácaros muertos caídos en pisos especiales que evitaban que las abejas los eliminen. Posteriormente, los dos grupos recibieron tres dosis en total a intervalos de siete días de 5 ml del producto Oxavar® (Apilab-INTA, Argentina; 64,6 g/l; ácido oxálico en agua destilada por cuadro cubierto por abejas para eliminar los ácaros remanentes en las colonias y poder así calcular la eficacia del tratamiento. El producto Amivar® presentó una eficacia promedio de 85,05% ± 3,39 (rango = 79,5 – 91,6, registrándose diferencias significativas frente al grupo control (p< 0,05. No seobservaron efectos negativos del producto sobre la cría de abejas en desarrollo. Estos resultados demuestran que este producto es efectivo para el control de la parasitosis.

  15. Producción artesanal de semilla de frijol en Veracruz, México

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    Ernesto L\\u00F3pez

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Para solucionar la escasez se semilla mejorada de frijol en los municipios de Veracruz y Jamapa se estableció el proyecto de Producción Artesanal de Semillas de Frijol (PASF, desde el ciclo 1998/99, con un modelo de coparticipación de las Jefaturas de Fomento Agropecuario de los Ayuntamientos, productores e investigadores del programa de frijol. En el primer ciclo se establecieron parcelas demostrativas y de validación con variedades y líneas, respectivamente y se capacitó a los agricultores aprendiendo - haciendo. En el siguiente ciclo se multiplicaron las variedades con productores asesorados por los investigadores y se hizo la entrega de semilla PASF. Con base en cuatro toneladas de semilla y el pago por parte de las municipalidades de Veracruz y Jamapa del 50% del costo de la semilla, 118 productores sembraron 100 hectáreas en el ciclo otoño-invierno 99-2000; además se distribuyeron 800kg a agricultores frijoleros. En las parcelas comerciales los rendimientos fueron variables debido a la lluvia irregular; en el municipio de Veracruz, las variedades PASF promediaron 550 kg y en Jamapa fueron de 650 kg/ha. Estos rendimientos fueron superiores a los obtenidos con semilla de programas emergentes y a los criollos regionales (300 kg/ha. La estrategia propuesta es una alternativa viable para satisfacer la demanda de semilla municipal e iniciar un proceso de adopción entre los agricultores. Este modelo se está promoviendo

  16. Cuantificación de la emergencia y distribución de individuos en Melipona colimana (Hymenoptera: Meliponini en clima templado

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    José Octavio Macías-Macíasa

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    Full Text Available Melipona colimana es una abeja sin aguijón endémica de México que habita las regiones de clima templado del sur del estado de Jalisco. Se hicieron observaciones durante el otoño para contabilizar la emergencia de los individuos e inferir la posible participación de las obreras en la producción de machos. Se analizó el comportamiento de las obreras y la reina en el proceso de aprovisionamiento y oviposición (POP, se obtuvo la proporción de individuos en los panales de cría y su distribución espacial para detectar aglomeraciones de machos. En los análisis de los POP no se observaron evidencias de la actividad de obreras reproductivas. En los panales, el 65.9 % de los individuos que emergieron fueron obreras, el 22.4 % machos (sin registrarse aglomeraciones y el 11.5 % resultaron reinas vírgenes. Se observó que la producción de individuos sexuados (machos y reinas fue más alta que las especies tropicales, lo que pudiera ser una estrategia de esta especie para garantizar su reproducción en climas templados. El no tener evidencias visuales de la actividad de obreras reproductivas, junto con el hecho de que no se registraron aglomeraciones de machos en los panales de cría, sugiere que en esta especie y en esta temporada del año todos los huevos que se desarrollaron como machos provienen de la reina. Con los resultados de este trabajo se amplía el conocimiento de la biología particular de esta especie de clima templado y se hace una comparación con las especies de distribución tropical.

  17. Nitrogeno fekalaren inplikazio nutritiboak : Nafarroako sarrioaren (Rupicapra p. pyrenaica adbidea

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    GARIN, I., ALDEZABAL, A., HERRERO, J.

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    Full Text Available La calidad de la dieta es uno de los factores más determinantes en el estado de las poblaciones de la fauna silvestre. Debido a que el nitrógeno es escaso en las plantas, el contenido de N del alimento de los herbívoros puede considerarse como índice de la calidad de la dieta. El N de la dieta está directamente relacionado con el N fecal, por lo que la calidad de la dieta de una población puede estimarse a través del análisis de sus heces. Según lo observado en ciertos ungulados, la calidad de la dieta está relacionada con la calidad de las plantas disponibles, y de este modo, es posible categorizar las épocas y ambientes de acuerdo a la calidad de la dieta que los animales obtienen de ellos. El patrón anual del nitrógeno fecal en el sarrio de Navarra es similar al de otros ungulados de latitudes templadas, es decir, los valores más altos en primavera/verano y los más bajos en otoño/invierno. Por otro lado, los valores máximos estimados son similares a los mayores encontrados en los Pirineos, y en consecuencia, sugerimos que ello afecta positivamente en la evolución poblacional del sarrio en Navarra, aunque es necesario un seguimiento de las variaciones anuales del nitrógeno fecal para obtener una idea apropiada de la calidad de la dieta.

  18. [Necrotizing fasciitis: study of 17 cases presenting a low mortality rate].

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    Kibadi, K; Forli, A; Martin Des Pallieres, T; Debus, G; Moutet, F; Corcella, D

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    Necrotizing fasciitis is a hypodermis, muscular fascia then dermis necrotizing infection. The originality of this study is to present a series of necrotizing fasciitis treated and followed these last five years, and to compare the therapeutic results with those of the literature. We led a retrospective study on the patients treated for necrotizing fasciitis between 2005 and 2009 by bringing together the demographic and clinical data, the bacteriological examinations and the results of management. Follow-up data from these patients during period of study (five years) were notified. Seventeen patients were treated (11 men and six women). The average age of the patients was 52 years (ranging from 28 to 82 years). Risk factors of necrotizing fasciitis for our patients were: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (82.2%), cutaneous wound (76.4%), obesity (29.4%), oto-rhino-laryngologic diseases (23.5%), alcoholic and drug addicts (23.5%), and diabetis (11.7%). The most isolated and responsible germ was Streptococcus pyogenes in 75.5% of cases. Culture of specimens collected before antibiotic treatment showed that the bacterium was sensible to the antibiotics being administered (clindamycin in 70.5% of cases). The surgical management was early done with an average delay of 2.7 days (ranging from 1 to 15 days). We observed a low mortality rate (11.7%). One patient died during the period of follow-up after one year (average follow-up of 2.0 years; 1-3 years). Contrary to the data from the literature, this study presents a decrease of the mortality in necrotizing fasciitis with an early treatment and an adequate management. The precocity and the quality of surgical procedures as well as the presence of an underlying disease are determining factors for successful management of necrotizing fasciitis. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

  19. Condiciones meteorológicas a nivel global y local, cambio climático y "El Niño 1997-98"

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    Ena Jaimes

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available El evento "El Niño 1997-98" mostró una evolución rápida y de gran intensidad, resultando uno de los más fuertes ocurridos sobre el Pacífico Ecuatorial Central y Oriental en los últimos 150 años. En la costa peruana el calentamiento del agua de mar inducido por "El Niño 1997-98" empezó en marzo de 1997, con la incursión de aguas subtropicales y ecuatoriales. Las condiciones atmosféricas y oceánicas a macroescala se mantuvieron y alcanzaron su máxima intensidad en noviembre y diciembre de 1997. La Zona de Convergencia Intertropical estuvo desplazada al sur de su posición normal, en gran parte del año 1997. "El Niño" afectó el clima del país desde inicios del otoño de 1997. El invierno resultó uno de los más cálidos de la historia peruana, con anomalías que alcanzaron hasta los 6°C en la costa central. Asimismo, se registraron caídas de presión atmosférica en el Pacífico Oriental; lluvias que superaron significativamente sus promedios en la parte media y alta de la costa norte del Perú; y lluvias normales o ligeramente deficientes en la sierra, particularmente en el sur del país.

  20. Functional Changes in the Human Auditory Cortex in Ageing

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    Profant, Oliver; Tintěra, Jaroslav; Balogová, Zuzana; Ibrahim, Ibrahim; Jilek, Milan; Syka, Josef

    2015-01-01

    Hearing loss, presbycusis, is one of the most common sensory declines in the ageing population. Presbycusis is characterised by a deterioration in the processing of temporal sound features as well as a decline in speech perception, thus indicating a possible central component. With the aim to explore the central component of presbycusis, we studied the function of the auditory cortex by functional MRI in two groups of elderly subjects (>65 years) and compared the results with young subjects (presbycusis (EP) differed from the elderly group with mild presbycusis (MP) in hearing thresholds measured by pure tone audiometry, presence and amplitudes of transient otoacoustic emissions (TEOAE) and distortion-product oto-acoustic emissions (DPOAE), as well as in speech-understanding under noisy conditions. Acoustically evoked activity (pink noise centered around 350 Hz, 700 Hz, 1.5 kHz, 3 kHz, 8 kHz), recorded by BOLD fMRI from an area centered on Heschl’s gyrus, was used to determine age-related changes at the level of the auditory cortex. The fMRI showed only minimal activation in response to the 8 kHz stimulation, despite the fact that all subjects heard the stimulus. Both elderly groups showed greater activation in response to acoustical stimuli in the temporal lobes in comparison with young subjects. In addition, activation in the right temporal lobe was more expressed than in the left temporal lobe in both elderly groups, whereas in the young control subjects (YC) leftward lateralization was present. No statistically significant differences in activation of the auditory cortex were found between the MP and EP groups. The greater extent of cortical activation in elderly subjects in comparison with young subjects, with an asymmetry towards the right side, may serve as a compensatory mechanism for the impaired processing of auditory information appearing as a consequence of ageing. PMID:25734519

  1. Functional changes in the human auditory cortex in ageing.

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    Oliver Profant

    Full Text Available Hearing loss, presbycusis, is one of the most common sensory declines in the ageing population. Presbycusis is characterised by a deterioration in the processing of temporal sound features as well as a decline in speech perception, thus indicating a possible central component. With the aim to explore the central component of presbycusis, we studied the function of the auditory cortex by functional MRI in two groups of elderly subjects (>65 years and compared the results with young subjects (oto-acoustic emissions (DPOAE, as well as in speech-understanding under noisy conditions. Acoustically evoked activity (pink noise centered around 350 Hz, 700 Hz, 1.5 kHz, 3 kHz, 8 kHz, recorded by BOLD fMRI from an area centered on Heschl's gyrus, was used to determine age-related changes at the level of the auditory cortex. The fMRI showed only minimal activation in response to the 8 kHz stimulation, despite the fact that all subjects heard the stimulus. Both elderly groups showed greater activation in response to acoustical stimuli in the temporal lobes in comparison with young subjects. In addition, activation in the right temporal lobe was more expressed than in the left temporal lobe in both elderly groups, whereas in the young control subjects (YC leftward lateralization was present. No statistically significant differences in activation of the auditory cortex were found between the MP and EP groups. The greater extent of cortical activation in elderly subjects in comparison with young subjects, with an asymmetry towards the right side, may serve as a compensatory mechanism for the impaired processing of auditory information appearing as a consequence of ageing.

  2. Adaptación de Cultivares de Ajo Morado y Blanco (Allium sativum L. en Acatlán, Guerrero, México. Adaptación de Cultivares de Ajo Morado y Blanco (Allium sativum L. en Acatlán, Guerrero, México

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    Efrén Cevallos Ruiz

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available En el estado de Guerrero, México, el ajo se cultiva en la región Centro, en los municipios de Chilapa y Zitlala, donde los productores acostumbran sembrar el genotipo criollo adaptado a las condiciones climáticas de la región. El objetivo fue estudiar la adaptación del cultivo del ajo de los tipos morado y blanco a la región Centro de Guerrero por su rendimiento y calidad, ya sea para el mercado nacional o el de exportación. La investigación se llevó a cabo durante el ciclo otoño-invierno 2000-2001 en la comunidad de Acatlán, municipio de Chilapa de Álvarez, Guerrero. Se evaluaron 13 materiales de ajo, bajo un diseño experimental de bloques completos al azar con cuatro repeticiones; se hizo la separación de medias por medio de la prueba de Tukey P In the state of Guerrero, Mexico, garlic is cultivated in the Central region, at Chilapa and Zitlala municipalities, where the growers cultivate Criollo Regional genotype adapted to the climatic conditions of the region. The object of this investigation was to study the adaptability of the cultivars of the purple and the white garlic in Guerrero’s central region, considering both their yield and quality for the domestic and/or export markets. Research work was conducted during the 2000- 2001 fall-winter cycle, in Acatlan, municipality of Chilapa de Alvarez, Guerrero. Thirteen garlic cultivars were evaluated using completely randomized blocks design, with four repetitions. Mean separation using Tukey test P

  3. Escenarios y ambientes de la Educación Física

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    Javier Olivera Betrán

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available La Educación Física necesita una constante variedad de escenarios para poder ofrecer a los niños y niñas unas clases que inviten a una práctica en las que ellos sean los verdaderos protagonistas y vivencien experiencias con impactos emocionales significativos. Mediante la organización y recreación de distintos ambientes en cada escenario contemplado se refuerza la motivación de nuestros alumnos, se promueve su imaginación y fantasía y se facilita el desarrollo de sus capacidades. Nuestros educandos pertenecen a una sociedad cada vez más alejada de la naturaleza, la escuela es a menudo un ente urbanita cerrado y enclaustrado que vive de espaldas a sus entornos más próximos y su circunstancia vital es desde el punto de vista motriz cada vez más angosta y restrictiva. Los escolares de hoy viven cada vez más en un universo virtual, son bastante sedentarios, habitan mayoritariamente en entornos urbanos y están muy familiarizados con la tecnología. La ambientación de diversos e imaginativos escenarios para las clases de Educación Física en la escuela, la utilización didáctica de los espacios del entorno escolar próximo y las salidas estacionales (Otoño-Invierno-Primavera al medio natural son estrategias recomendables para una educación física de calidad. Bajo estos parámetros la educación física debe potenciar una motricidad rica y variada, una educación medioambiental y una educación personalizada y transdisciplinar en contacto íntimo con la naturaleza y liderar la Escuela renovada del siglo XXI.

  4. Relation of distortion product otoacoustic emission and tinnitus in normal hearing patients: A pilot study

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    Datt Modh

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Tinnitus, the perception of the sound in the absence of an external acoustic source, disrupts the daily life 1 out of every 200 adults, yet its physiological basis remains largely a mystery. The generation of tinnitus is commonly linked with the impaired functioning of the outer hair cells (OHC inside the cochlea. Otoacoustic emissions are the objective test used to assess their activity. Objective: The objective of the investigation was to study the features of Distortion product OtoAcoustic emissions (DPOAE in a group of tinnitus patients with normal hearing and to find out whether there is any difference in DPOAE findings in the tinnitus patients with normal hearing and in persons with normal hearing with no complaint of tinnitus. Materials and Methods: The participants consisted of two groups. The subject group consisted of 16 ears of patients, in which 6 subjects were having tinnitus in both ears while 4 subjects were having tinnitus only in one ear. All subjects were aged between 20 to 60 years with complaint of tinnitus with audiometrically normal hearing. Control group was comprised of 16 audiometrically normal hearing ears of persons who were age and gender matched with the subject groups and had no complaint of tinnitus. Both the subject group as well as control group was subjected for DPOAE test. Findings of both the groups were compared using the unpaired t test. Result and conclusion: It was observed that the amplitudes of DPOAE were significantly lower in tinnitus patients than that of persons without complaint of tinnitus, at a frequency of 1281-1560, 5120-6250, 7243-8837 Hz, which imply that decrease of DPOAEs amplitudes may be related to the presence of tinnitus. It can be concluded that there is association between tinnitus and reduced OHC activity which indicate the OHC of cochlea are involved in the generation of tinnitus.

  5. Newborn hearing screening: analysis and outcomes after 100,000 births in Upper-Normandy French region.

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    Caluraud, Sophie; Marcolla-Bouchetemblé, Aurore; de Barros, Angélique; Moreau-Lenoir, Florence; de Sevin, Emmanuel; Rerolle, Stéphane; Charrière, Elisabeth; Lecler-Scarcella, Véronique; Billet, François; Obstoy, Marie-Françoise; Amstutz-Montadert, Isabelle; Marie, Jean-Paul; Lerosey, Yannick

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    Neonatal hearing impairment is a common disorder with a prevalence of 1 to 2‰ worldwide, with significant consequences on overall development when rehabilitated too late. New-born hearing screening has been implemented in the 1990s in most European countries and the USA. The Upper-Normandy region of France has been conducting a pilot program since 1999. The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate and critically analyse it. The Upper-Normandy universal new-born hearing screening program is performed in two steps. Between 1999 and 2004, first, we administered a Transient Evoked Oto Acoustic Emission (TEOAE) test was administered a few days after birth for healthy newborns without risk factors. For newborns admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) or presenting risk factors, was administered an automated auditory brainstem response (AABR) test prior to discharge. Second, newborns who failed the initial hearing screening were retested as outpatients using TEOAE. Since 2004, infants who failed the initial screen were tested with AABR 3 to 4 weeks later as outpatients, providing an opportunity to compare the two protocols. Overall screening coverage in the Upper-Normandy region is 99.8%. First step coverage is 99.58% in well-infant nurseries and 97.09% in the NICU. The test-retest procedure during the first step and the use of AABR for the second resulted in higher follow-up rates and lower false positive rates. The Upper-Normandy region universal newborn hearing screening program facilitated diagnosis and rehabilitation of infants before age of 9 months, most notably when severe to profound hearing impairment was found. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  6. Selección bidireccional de Apis mellifera (Hymenoptera: Apidae para aumento de la resistencia y la susceptibilidad a la nosemosis

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    Yamandú MENDOZA

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    Full Text Available La nosemosis es una enfermedad que afecta las funciones digestivas de las abejas melíferas causada por los microsporidios Nosema apis y Nosema ceranae. En Uruguay la única especie detectada es N. ceranae. Para determinar si la incidencia de N. ceranae en las colonias tiene un componente genético se realizó una selección bidireccional para aumento de la resistencia y la susceptibilidad a este parásito sin control de la paternidad. Las colonias fueron evaluadas en una forestación de Eucalyptus grandis en otoño. La infección de las colonias se determinó como 1 el porcentaje de abejas pecoreadoras infectadas y 2 el número promedio de esporas por campo en 10 campos. El trabajo se inició con 138 colonias y se evaluaron dos generaciones de 30 y 63 colonias. La respuesta a la selección fue muy limitada, solo en la primera generación las colonias de la línea resistente presentaron menos esporas por abejas que las colonias de la línea susceptible (19,6 ± 5,8 y 26,8 ± 10,4, respectivamente, W = 41,5; P = 0.03. Esto indicaría que la resistencia a la nosemosis está fuertemente afectada por el ambiente. Futuros esfuerzos para aumentar la resistencia de las abejas a N. ceranae a través de mejora genética deberán incluir el control de la paternidad.

  7. «El mundo desconectado» y «24 horas sin medios»: alfabetización mediática para la conciencia crítica de los jóvenes

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    Susan Moeller

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available La mayoría de los jóvenes del mundo se conecta habitualmente a los medios de comunicación; sin embargo, en pocas ocasiones reciben formación respecto a los impactos que este consumo mediático tiene en ellos mismos. Este artículo expone la experiencia llevada a cabo en el marco del Currículum UNESCO, denominada «24 horas sin medios». En otoño de 2010, cerca de 1.000 estudiantes de 12 universidades de cuatro continentes participaron en el estudio «El mundo desconectado». Investigadores de la Universidad de Maryland (Estados Unidos recogieron rigurosamente las reflexiones de los alumnos que participaron y las analizaron a través del programa estadístico IBM’s ManyEyes. Los resultados muestran que los jóvenes, a raíz del ejercicio, fueron más conscientes de sus hábitos mediáticos, y muchos de ellos indagaron sobre su propia «adicción» a los medios, mientras que otros no consiguieron siquiera concluir estas 24 horas sin medios. También se pone en evidencia que el acceso cotidiano a la tecnología digital forma parte ya de su identidad juvenil y son básicas para entender su forma de trabajar y sus relaciones sociales. También se demuestra que los alumnos aumentaron su autoconciencia sobre el papel de los medios en sus vidas, y el profesorado comenzó a comprender mejor los intereses de sus alumnos, así como sus parámetros de consumo de Internet, mejorando sus habilidades para ayudar a los jóvenes a estar más alfabetizados mediáticamente.

  8. Ensamble peridomiciliario de carábidos (Coleoptera: Carabidae en un talar del sudeste bonaerense, Argentina Peridomestic ground beetle assemblage (Coleoptera: Carabidae in a Celtis tala forest from southeastern Buenos Aires, Argentina

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    Adela V. Castro

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    Full Text Available Nuestro objetivo fue conocer la diversidad de carábidos en un área peridomiciliaria del talar de Laguna Nahuel Rucá, Mar Chiquita. Realizamos un inventario de las especies, comparamos la variación estacional en la diversidad alfa acumulada, la estructura del ensamble y los grupos funcionales. En el año de muestreo (marzo 2008-marzo 2009, capturamos 2.588 individuos distribuidos en 63 especies, que representaron el 84-93% de la riqueza estimada. La riqueza específica fue mayor en primavera y verano, en relación a otoño e invierno (pOur purpose was to perform a research on the peridomestic carabid diversity in a Celtis tala Guillies ex Planch forest, at Laguna Nahuel Rucá, Mar Chiquita district. A species inventory and the comparison of the seasonal variation of cumulative species richness, as well as community structure and functional groups were carried out. During one year (March 2008-March 2009, 2588 carabids belonging to 63 species were collected, representing the 84%-93% of the estimated richness. Cumulative species richness during spring and summer was higher than in autumn and winter (p<0.05. Two species, Argutoridius bonariensis (Dejean and Pachymorphus striatulus (Fabricius, represented a total of 47% of captures and were dominant in all seasons. Concerning trophic guilds, zoophagous represented more than 50% of the assemblage in all seasons, while phytophagous and omnivorous remained at low percentages in autumn-winter (<10%; the former reached a peak in spring (20%, and the latter in summer (34%. Regarding humidity affinities, mesophilous species conformed more than 70% of the assemblage and hygrophilous and xerophilous reached less than 20%. We discuss the probable causes of such higher carabid diversity wandering through the talar stand and their simplified surroundings, as well as the influence that these factors exert on composition and structure of the ground beetle assemblage.

  9. Validación de los datos de radiación solar UV del Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI a partir de medidas con base en tierra en la costa mediterránea

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    F. Marchetti

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available La Dosis Eritemática Diaria (EDD y el Índice UV (UVI al mediodía obtenidos con el Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI, a bordo del satélite Aura de la NASA, han sido validados para el periodo 2005-2013 utilizando medidas con base en tierra en 5 estaciones diferentes de la costa mediterránea: Murcia, Valencia, Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona y Roma (donde sólo se tienen medidas del UVI al mediodía. Las medidas con base en tierra fueron realizadas con radiómetros YES UVB-1 en Murcia, Valencia, Palma de Mallorca y Barcelona, y con un espectrofotómetro Brewer MKIV en Roma. La evolución de la EDD muestra un claro comportamiento estacional en todas las localidades, tanto para los datos de suelo como para los satelitales, con valores máximos en verano (junio y julio y valores mínimos en invierno (diciembre y enero. Los resultados de la validación muestran una buena correlación entre los datos satelitales y las medidas con base en tierra, aunque las del OMI sobreestiman las de los instrumentos de suelo. Las diferencias entre ambos conjuntos de medidas es máxima para los meses de primavera y verano y mínima en los meses de otoño e invierno. Un elevado porcentaje de casos (>80% presenta diferencias mínimas (0 ó 1 unidades entre el UVI obtenido con el OMI y el obtenido con los instrumentos de suelo para todas las estaciones de medida. En todas ellas se alcanzan valores del UVI altos (6-7 o muy altos (8-10 en un elevado porcentaje de los días del periodo analizado, pero apenas se alcanzan valores del UVI extremos (≥11.

  10. Variación estacional de la dieta de Liolaemus wiegmanii (Squamata: Tropiduridae en un agroecosistema del sur de Córdoba, Argentina

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    Aun, Liliana

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available Se estudió el espectro trófico de Liolaemus weigmannii, procedente de Laguna Oscura, Departamento Río Cuarto (33°50'S y 64°50'W, Córdoba, Argentina. Se analizaron la composición y diversidad alimentaria mediante el análisis de los contenidos estomacales. Se concluye que la dieta consiste principalmente de insectos, predominando las hormigas como las presas mas abundantes y frecuentes pero las larvas y langostas son las que aportan casi la mitad del volumen ingerido. Estacionalmente se observa que tanto en numerosidad como en frecuencia el item presa más importante a lo largo de todas las estaciones es Formicidae, excepto para las hembras de la segunda primavera que consumieron principalmente dípteros. A partir del otoño del segundo año de estudio, otras presas además de las hormigas, fueron importantes los coreidos, arañas, larvas y las langostas. Se observaron algunas diferencias de consumo entre sexos. Seasonal variation in the diet of Liolaemus wiegmannii from Laguna Oscura, Departamento Río Cuarto (33°50'S 64°50'W, Córdoba Argentina was studied during two seasons. The composition, diversity and preference of the diet were studied from stomach contents. The most numerous and frequent prey during all periods were ants, except females during the second spring preferred fijes. Larvae and locusts represented almost the 50 of the volume of the stomach content. During the second year other prey where consumed frequently including Correidae, spiders, larvae and small locusts. Some differences where observed between sexes.

  11. ESTUDIOS SOBRE EL COMPORTAMIENTO DE FORRAJEO DE Acromyrmex lundi Guering (HYMENOPTERA, FORMICIDAE Y SU EFECTO SOBRE EL CRECIMIENTO DE PROCEDENCIAS DE Eucalyptus globulus Labill. (Myrtaceae

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    Carmen Lidia Martínez

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available El ataque de las hormigas cortadoras es una de las principales razones de pérdida de plantas durante la etapa de establecimiento de un monte forestal. Los objetivos de este estudio fueron evaluar la intensidad de forrajeo de Acromyrmex lundi asociado a algunas condiciones ambientales y procedencias de Eucalyptus globulus y estimar el impacto de la herbivoría sobre el crecimiento inicial de estos árboles. Dos ensayos se llevaron a cabo durante dos temporadas estivo-otoñales consecutivas, en el Campo Experimental de la Universidad Nacional de Luján, Argentina. Los materiales de diferentes procedencias fueron dispuestos en bloques equidistantes a 5 m de un nido activo de A. lundi. Durante doce semanas se contabilizó el número de hojas cortadas por las hormigas y se registraron algunas variables meteorológicas. En el segundo año la mitad de las parcelas fue protegida de las hormigas y se midieron variables de crecimiento. Los materiales de todas las procedencias fueron atacadas por A. lundi, aunque el número de hojas cosechada fue significativamente diferente sólo entre los orígenes Flinders Island (52,5 hojas y Nullo Mountain (28,5 hojas. El número de días lluviosos fue el único factor ambiental que se relacionó positivamente con la actividad de las hormigas.Todos los tratamientos redujeron significativamente la altura, el diámetro y el área foliar cuando fueron atacados por las hormigas. Las distintas procedencias compensaron diferencialemnte la herbivoría. Se discuten los resultados en función de los criterios a tener en cuenta para la selección de materiales genéticos como herramienta de manejo y control del ataque de A. lundi.

  12. Branchio-otic syndrome caused by a genomic rearrangement: clinical findings and molecular cytogenetic studies in a patient with a pericentric inversion of chromosome 8.

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    Schmidt, T; Bierhals, T; Kortüm, F; Bartels, I; Liehr, T; Burfeind, P; Shoukier, M; Frank, V; Bergmann, C; Kutsche, K

    2014-01-01

    Branchio-oto-renal (BOR) syndrome is an autosomal dominantly inherited developmental disorder, which is characterized by anomalies of the ears, the branchial arches and the kidneys. It is caused by mutations in the genes EYA1,SIX1 and SIX5. Genomic rearrangements of chromosome 8 affecting the EYA1 gene have also been described. Owing to this fact, methods for the identification of abnormal copy numbers such as multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA) have been introduced as routine laboratory techniques for molecular diagnostics of BOR syndrome. The advantages of these techniques are clear compared to standard cytogenetic and array approaches as well as Southern blot. MLPA detects deletions or duplications of a part or the entire gene of interest, but not balanced structural aberrations such as inversions and translocations. Consequently, disruption of a gene by a genomic rearrangement may escape detection by a molecular genetic analysis, although this gene interruption results in haploinsufficiency and, therefore, causes the disease. In a patient with clinical features of BOR syndrome, such as hearing loss, preauricular fistulas and facial dysmorphisms, but no renal anomalies, neither sequencing of the 3 genes linked to BOR syndrome nor array comparative genomic hybridization and MLPA were able to uncover a causative mutation. By routine cytogenetic analysis, we finally identified a pericentric inversion of chromosome 8 in the affected female. High-resolution multicolor banding confirmed the chromosome 8 inversion and narrowed down the karyotype to 46,XX,inv(8)(p22q13). By applying fluorescence in situ hybridization, we narrowed down both breakpoints on chromosome 8 and found the EYA1 gene in q13.3 to be directly disrupted. We conclude that standard karyotyping should not be neglected in the genetic diagnostics of BOR syndrome or other Mendelian disorders, particularly when molecular testing failed to detect any causative alteration in patients with

  13. UNILATERAL SENSORINEURAL DEAFNESS IN SCHOOL CHILDREN; A CLINICAL AND AUDIOLOGICAL EVALUATION AT A TERTIARY HOSPITAL OF TELANGANA

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    Harish Chandra Reddy

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    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION Interpersonal communication, day to day activities, learning language and acquiring grades in the school are important parts in the life of school going children. Unilateral or bilateral Loss of hearing affects education and the child feels handicapped socially, emotionally, and scholastically. Such children lose grades and retained in the same class affecting them emotionally. The present study was conducted in order to find out the various causes of unilateral Sensorineural Hearing Loss (USNHL in children and to study role of various audiological findings in diagnosing the cause of impaired hearing in children. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To find out the possible etiological causes and study the role of various audiological tests in finding the causes of unilateral impaired hearing in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS A prospective study was conducted in the Department of ENT of a tertiary Hospital attached to a Medical College in Warangal, Telangana. A total of 346 children aged between 4 and 15 years attended presenting with complaints of impaired hearing. Among them 73 children with unilateral sensorineural deafness were included in the study. After a thorough ENT examination subjective tests like pure tone audiometry and behavioral observation audiometry and objective tests like impedance audiometry, Oto-acoustic emissions (OAE, and brainstem evoked response audiometry (BERA were performed. RESULTS While identifying the possible etiological cause of USNHL, OAE revealed 56.16% REFER and 43.83% PASS results. Impedance audiometric results showed 71.22% as Type A Tympanogram. Pure tone audiometric results were mostly showed severe and profound hearing losses together accounting to 87.66%. BERA findings were mostly on severe and profound hearing loss (90.40%. No children with syndromic or cranio-facial abnormalities were found. CONCLUSIONS A prospective Hospital based study of school children with USNHL showed acquired nature of the

  14. Response of tree radial growth to evaporation, as indicated by earlywood and latewood

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    Jos\\u00E9 E. Chac\\u00F3n-de la Cruz

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Resumen L a mayoría de los estudios dendrocronológicos se basan en la relación del crecimiento radial y la precipitación; sin embargo, pocos estudios han considerado las respuestas de la madera temprana (EW, por sus siglas en inglés y tardía (LW, por sus siglas en inglés al efecto de la evaporación. En este estudio se usaron índices residuales para evaluar la respuesta de crecimiento de EW y LW de Pinus cooperi Blanco al efecto de la evaporación en bosques del estado de Durango, México, durante el periodo 1964-2010. El software DENDROCLIM fue utilizado para correlacionar datos dendrocronológicos con la evaporación total mensual. En un análisis de intervalo simple se utilizaron datos de evaporación a partir del mes de enero del año previo a la estación de crecimiento a diciembre del año de la formación del anillo. Los coeficientes de correlación indicaron una relación negativa consistente de EW y LW con la evaporación del otoño-invierno previo a la estación de crecimiento. No obstante, el crecimiento de la madera tardía fue más consistente en términos de sensibilidad climática, lo cual puede indicar que la medición de dicha variable puede ser de utilidad en estudios dendroclimáticos.

  15. Gelatin quantification by oxygen-18 labeling and liquid chromatography-high-resolution mass spectrometry.

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    Sha, Xiao-Mei; Tu, Zong-Cai; Wang, Hui; Huang, Tao; Duan, Deng-Le; He, Na; Li, De-Jun; Xiao, Hui

    2014-12-10

    Combined with high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and linear-ion trap/Orbitrap high-resolution mass spectrometry, trypsin-catalyzed (16)O-to-(18)O exchange was used to establish an accurate quantitative method for bovine or porcine gelatin. The sophisticated modifications for these two mammalian gelatins were unambiguously identified by accurate mass and tandem mass spectrometry. Eighteen marker peptides were successfully identified for the bovine and porcine gelatin, respectively. The gelatins were subjected to (18)O or (16)O labeling in the presence of trypsin and mixed together in various ratios for quantification. All of the (18)O-labeled peptides were also confirmed by accurate mass and tandem mass spectrometry. The 10 marker peptides with the strongest signals were chosen to calculate the average ratios of (18)O-labeled and (16)O-labeled gelatin. The measured ratios of (18)O-labeled and (16)O-labeled peptides were very close to the mixing ratios of 20:1, 5:1, 1:1, and 1:5 with low standard deviation values. The samples with a mixing ratio of 1:1 (18)O-labeled and (16)O-labeled peptides were determined to 1.00 and 0.99 with standard deviations of 0.02 and 0.04 for bovine and porcine gelatins, respectively, indicating the high accuracy of this method. Trypsin-catalyzed (18)O labeling was proved to be an excellent internal calibrant for gelatins. When combined with HPLC and high-resolution mass spectrometry, it is an accurate and sensitive quantitative method for gelatin in the food industry.

  16. Autosomal dominant transmission of a Goldenhar-like syndrome: Description of a family and report of a sporadic case with a de novo 4p16;8q24.11 translocation

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    Graganm H.N. Jr.; Hixon, H.; Bacino, C.A. [Univ. of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (United States)] [and others

    1994-09-01

    We report vertical transmission of a Goldenhar-like syndrome, including a father and 5 offspring, with male-to-male transmission and variable features that include hearing loss, ear anomalies (microtia, ear tags/pits), branchial cysts, ocular/periocular dermoids, micrognathia and seizures. We also report an individual with an apparently balanced de novo reciprocal translocation with breakpoints at 4p16 and 8q24.11. This individual has unilateral microtia, an epibulbar dermoid cyst, facial asymmetry with a small chin, and seizures. In addition to these features resembling those seen in the family above, she has multiple exostoses, supraventricular tachycardia, hypoglycemia and mild developmental delays. Based on the overlap in physical findings between this family and the individual with the de novo reciprocal translocation, linkage studies on the family were intiated. Preliminary results exclude linkage to HOX 7 at 4p16.1 but not to 8q. The brancho-oto-renal syndrome has previously been localized to 8q11-8q13, but linkage to this region appears unlikely. Although most cases of Goldenhar syndrome appear to be sporadic, there are a few reports of autosomal dominant inheritance (MIM No. 164210). One such family showed vertical transmission of dermoids, ear anomalies, hearing loss, micrognathia and vertebral anomalies, but no branchial cysts. Another family showed sensorineural deafness, preauricular pits, and branchial fistulae, and other families reveal ear anomalies, branchial fistulas, and hearing loss. These latter families appear to lack ocular/periocular dermoids, and appear to be affected by a different disorder (MIM No. 125100). Further clinical delineation of such families, combined with genetic linkage analysis, should help to sort out this heterogeneity.

  17. Plasma Drug Activity Assay for Treatment Optimization in Tuberculosis Patients ▿ †

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    Heysell, Scott K.; Mtabho, Charles; Mpagama, Stellah; Mwaigwisya, Solomon; Pholwat, Suporn; Ndusilo, Norah; Gratz, Jean; Aarnoutse, Rob E.; Kibiki, Gibson S.; Houpt, Eric R.

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    Low antituberculosis (TB) drug levels are common, but their clinical significance remains unclear, and methods of measurement are resource intensive. Subjects initiating treatment for sputum smear-positive pulmonary TB were enrolled from Kibong'oto National TB Hospital, Tanzania, and levels of isoniazid, rifampin, ethambutol, and pyrazinamide were measured at the time of typical peak plasma concentration (C2 h). To evaluate the significance of the effect of observed drug levels on Mycobacterium tuberculosis growth, a plasma TB drug activity (TDA) assay was developed using the Bactec MGIT system. Time to detection of plasma-cocultured M. tuberculosis versus time to detection of control growth was defined as a TDA ratio. TDA assays were later performed using the subject's own M. tuberculosis isolate and C2 h plasma from the Tanzanian cohort and compared to drug levels and clinical outcomes. Sixteen subjects with a mean age of 37.8 years ± 10.7 were enrolled. Fourteen (88%) had C2 h rifampin levels and 11 (69%) had isoniazid levels below 90% of the lower limit of the expected range. Plasma spiked with various concentrations of antituberculosis medications found TDA assay results to be unaffected by ethambutol or pyrazinamide. Yet with a range of isoniazid and rifampin concentrations, TDA exhibited a statistically significant correlation with drug level and drug MIC, and a TDA of ∼1.0 indicated the presence of multidrug-resistant TB. In Tanzania, low (≤2.0) TDA was significantly associated with both lower isoniazid and rifampin C2 h levels, and very low (≤1.5) TDA corresponded to a trend toward lack of cure. Study of TDA compared to additional clinical outcomes and as a therapeutic management tool is warranted. PMID:21968363

  18. Plasma drug activity assay for treatment optimization in tuberculosis patients.

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    Heysell, Scott K; Mtabho, Charles; Mpagama, Stellah; Mwaigwisya, Solomon; Pholwat, Suporn; Ndusilo, Norah; Gratz, Jean; Aarnoutse, Rob E; Kibiki, Gibson S; Houpt, Eric R

    2011-12-01

    Low antituberculosis (TB) drug levels are common, but their clinical significance remains unclear, and methods of measurement are resource intensive. Subjects initiating treatment for sputum smear-positive pulmonary TB were enrolled from Kibong'oto National TB Hospital, Tanzania, and levels of isoniazid, rifampin, ethambutol, and pyrazinamide were measured at the time of typical peak plasma concentration (C(2 h)). To evaluate the significance of the effect of observed drug levels on Mycobacterium tuberculosis growth, a plasma TB drug activity (TDA) assay was developed using the Bactec MGIT system. Time to detection of plasma-cocultured M. tuberculosis versus time to detection of control growth was defined as a TDA ratio. TDA assays were later performed using the subject's own M. tuberculosis isolate and C(2 h) plasma from the Tanzanian cohort and compared to drug levels and clinical outcomes. Sixteen subjects with a mean age of 37.8 years ± 10.7 were enrolled. Fourteen (88%) had C(2 h) rifampin levels and 11 (69%) had isoniazid levels below 90% of the lower limit of the expected range. Plasma spiked with various concentrations of antituberculosis medications found TDA assay results to be unaffected by ethambutol or pyrazinamide. Yet with a range of isoniazid and rifampin concentrations, TDA exhibited a statistically significant correlation with drug level and drug MIC, and a TDA of ~1.0 indicated the presence of multidrug-resistant TB. In Tanzania, low (≤ 2.0) TDA was significantly associated with both lower isoniazid and rifampin C(2 h) levels, and very low (≤ 1.5) TDA corresponded to a trend toward lack of cure. Study of TDA compared to additional clinical outcomes and as a therapeutic management tool is warranted.

  19. Presencia de agregaciones reproductivas pelágicas del poliqueto Platynereis australis (Schmarda, 1861 (Nereididae en aguas someras subantárticas de Magallanes, Chile

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    Juan I Cañete

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Se reporta la presencia de agregaciones masivas nocturnas constituidas por individuos epítocos (heteronereidos del poliqueto Platynereis australis asociados a praderas de Macrocystis pyrifera en varias localidades (7 en la zona de canales magallánicos y fueguinos, sur de Chile (53°-55°S, 67°-73°W, en 2006 y 2007. Los especímenes adultos presentaron cambios morfológicos en 2/3 de la parte posterior del cuerpo, presentando parapodios modificados y grandes ojos coalescentes. La región pre-natatoria consiste de 19 a 22 segmentos, mientras que la zona epítoca se compone de 60 a 90 segmentos setígeros. Los especímenes se encontraban sexualmente maduros y las hembras presentaron huevos de tamaño entre 135 y 155 µm de diámetro, indicando una madurez simultánea en la cavidad celómica de cada segmento epítoco. Las agregaciones pelágicas fueron observadas en todos los lugares visitados en primavera. Observaciones efectuadas durante otoño indicaron la presencia de heteronereidos en tubos adheridos a frondas de Macrocystis, situación que podría constituir una etapa intermedia entre la fase bentónica y pelágica. Sin embargo, se requieren mayores estudios para clarificar dicho comportamiento. Se discute la estrecha asociación entre Platynereis y los bosques de M. pyrifera en las diferentes etapas de su ciclo de vida.

  20. La política británica ante la reconquista española de México. Inglaterra ¿la aliada fiel?

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    Jesús Ruiz de Gordejuela

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Aunque la política exterior de las naciones rivales respecto al derecho de España a recuperar sus colonias ha sido estudiada por reconocidos especialistas en política exterior y en Historia de América, el presente artículo pretende profundizar y mostrar cómo la política oficial de Inglaterra caracterizada por la ambigüedad y la infidelidad no se correspondía con su política real hacia España. El proyecto de la invasión de México, dirigida por el general Isidro Barradas en el verano-otoño de 1829, nos permite desvelar cómo el gobierno británico priorizó sus intereses estratégicos y comerciales bajo una máscara de no beligerancia hacia Fernando VII, decantándose por el reconocimiento de Mé- xico como nueva nación y el rechazo a los nuevos planes de reconquista espa- ñoles, llegando incluso a alimentar la idea de una inevitable invasión a Cuba por parte de la alianza mexicano-colombiana. La política del presidente norteamericano James Monroe también jugará un papel importante en el desarrollo de campaña de la reconquista de México. Amparándose en la imparcialidad evitará que cualquier intento por parte de España pueda triunfar. A nuestro entender, la diplomacia inglesa utilizó todos los recursos a su alcance para que España desistiese de sus pretensiones en América, desde la amistad hasta la amenaza, pasando por una campaña de intoxicación basada en el engaño.