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  1. Lo social y lo virtual (Francisco Tirado Serrano y Miquel Domènech i Argemí, Eds.

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    Tomás Sánchez-Criado

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Lo social y lo virtual” se trata principalmente de un libro conceptual que trabaja a través de ejemplos empíricos (por ejemplo, la teleasistencia y la transformación del espacio del cuidado social, las pulseras electrónicas y los cambios en las tecnologías de vigilancia.

  2. Reseña de «Lo divino y lo humano: poetas místicos de India y de España en la modernidad temprana», ed. Meenakshi Sundriyal y Juan Manuel Escudero Baztán, New Delhi/Pamplona, CSPILAS-Jawaharlal Nehru University/GRISO-Universidad de Navarra (Friends Digital Color Solutions, 2017, 168 pp., ISBN 181-901849-9-7

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    Sabyasachi Mishra

    2018-06-01

    Full Text Available Reseña de Lo divino y lo humano: poe­tas místicos de India y de España en la modernidad temprana, ed. Meenakshi Sundriyal y Juan Manuel Escudero Baztán, New Delhi/Pamplona, CSPILAS-Jawaharlal Nehru University/GRISO-Universidad de Navarra (Friends Digital Color Solutions, 2017, 168 pp., ISBN 181-901849-9-7.

  3. Lo uno y lo diverso

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    José Rojas Bez

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El arte no solo tiene ese poder para agudizar las miradas Toda creación, apreciación y educación artística está vinculada a una observación y comprensión más incisiva y honda del hombre y del mundo. Al arte y a la educación estética corresponde, pues, un importante papel en esta rica dialéctica entre lo singular y lo universal, en la creación y apreciación de lo uno en lo diverso y de la diversidad en la unidad.

  4. Lo Strategic Management Accounting

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    G. INVERNIZZI

    2005-01-01

    Il saggio indaga gli aggregati informativi e gli elementi che compongono lo strategic management accounting. Sono quindi analizzate le funzioni svolte nei diversi stadi del processo di gestione strategica osservando il suo ruolo all’interno del management accounting. Infine sono approfonditi i rapporti fra i livelli della gestione strategica e lo strategic management accounting.

  5. Lo registral civil desde lo electoral

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    Arlette Bolaños Barquero

    2018-01-01

    En este trabajo se aborda la naturaleza jurídica del Registro Civil de Costa Rica y se intenta proveer elementos para comprender la decisión de los constituyentes, en 1949, acerca de su adscripción en definitiva al Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones (también lo llamaremos TSE) y de cómo, con el devenir del tiempo y en la práctica actual, se ha estrechado la relación e interdependencia entre este organismo y el TSE, para la correcta ejecución de las tareas que se deben cumplir en las diferentes di...

  6. Lo que decimos es

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    Victoria Elena González M.

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available La vigencia dela cosmovisión maya, el poder de la palabra y la recuperación del sentido en la simbología son tres características que identifican al movimiento Zapatista y que lo proyectan mucho más allá de las denuncias sobre la explotación y la pobreza hechas por tantos movimiento sociales y tantas guerrillas a lo largo de la historia.

  7. Pele Erupting on Lo

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    2001-01-01

    This image of Jupiter's moon, lo, was taken by the Chandra X-Ray Observatory (CXO). Shown here is the most extreme example of the effect of tidal forces as Lo is being pulled by massive Jupiter on one side and by the outer moons Europa, Callisto, and Ganymede on the other. The opposing tidal forces alternately squeeze and stretch its interior, causing the solid surface to rise and fall by about 100 meters. The enormous amount of heat and pressure generated by the resulting friction creates colossal volcanoes and fractures on the surface of this moon.

  8. Lo Gnomone Clementino Astronomia Meridiana in Basilica

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    Sigismondi, Costantino

    2014-05-01

    Costruito per chiara volontà del papa 70 anni dopo il caso Galileo, lo Gnomone Clementino è un grande telescopio solare che non fa uso di lenti a 92 anni dall’invenzione del cannocchiale. Queste due caratteristiche basterebbero da sole a giustificare l’interesse verso questo strumento. L’astronomia meridiana è alla base dell’astrometria e dell’astrofisica moderna. Lo Gnomone Clementino sta oggi all’astronomia, come il veliero “Amerigo Vespucci” sta alla Marina Italiana. E’ possibile svolgere ogni genere di osservazione e studio su questo strumento, e dal 2002 vi tengo lezioni teorico-pratiche del corso di Storia dell’Astronomia e La Terra nel Sistema Solare della Sapienza, Università di Roma, Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia. Questo testo aggiunge alcuni tasselli alla ricerca storica sulla meridiana, appoggiandosi, com’è naturale, sulle spalle di giganti che mi hanno preceduto in questi studi. In particolare la misura dell’azimut della meridiana, ed il suo inquadramento tra gli strumenti simili ed alcuni studi di astrometria sui dati del 1701-1703 di Bianchini, che sono apparsi fin’ora soltanto su riviste specializzate ed in Inglese vengono qui proposti in Italiano e semplificati, per valorizzare sempre più questa straordinaria opera d’arte e di scienza.

  9. Variaciones sobre lo raro

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    Carina Blixen

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available “Ser raro es normal” dice una pintada en un muro de la calle Chaná, ubicado entre Pablo de María y Joaquín de Salterain, en el barrio Cordón, en Montevideo. A dos cuadras de allí vivo ; he pasado delante de ese muro una y otra vez mientras rumiaba la necesidad de sentarme a escribir este trabajo. Cuando me decidí a hacerlo me di cuenta de que ahí estaba la clave : el muro me decía lo que yo no podía ver todavía. La noción de lo raro se ha perdido en la disolución de fronteras.Ese alguien a ...

  10. Lo-Dash essentials

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    Boduch, Adam

    2015-01-01

    If you are a curious JavaScript developer interested simultaneously in tweaking the efficiency of your code, as well as improving the conciseness of it, and maintaining the readability of it, then this is the book for you. Ideally, the book is intended for readers already working on JavaScript projects and using frameworks such as jQuery and Backbone. Even if you're already using Lo-Dash, this book will show you how to use it efficiently. While extensive JavaScript experience isn't a requirement, you should have at least some prior programming experience in order to best understand the concept

  11. Inform@ed space

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    Bjerrum, Peter; Olsen, Kasper Nefer

    2001-01-01

    Inform@ed space Sensorial Perception And Computer Enchancement - bidrag til Nordisk Arkitekturforskningsforenings IT-konference, AAA april 2001.......Inform@ed space Sensorial Perception And Computer Enchancement - bidrag til Nordisk Arkitekturforskningsforenings IT-konference, AAA april 2001....

  12. Lo siniestro del enigma.

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    Victoria Eugenia Diaz.

    1999-11-01

    Full Text Available En "El nacimiento de la filosofía griega", Giorgio Colli nos muestra una faceta tenebrosa del enigma. El dios Apolo, de naturaleza ilimitada, insondable, caprichosa, plantea al hombre enigmas que lo enfrentan con el sufrimiento y con la muerte. Allí, Edipo se confronta con enigmas enviados por el dios en los que se pone en juego su propia existencia. Tiempo después, en el transcurrir del siglo XX, reaparece una nueva forma de este dios arbitrario y arrogante: el desaparecedor de personas, ese inmoderado que impone moderación, borra con su acto un cuerpo, una imagen, un nombre, y formula un nuevo enigma siniestro que enfrenta otra vez al hombre con el dolor y con la muerte.

  13. Lo irreductible social y lo irreductible psíquico

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    Vincent Gaulejac, de

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Con base en la reconstrucción de las polaridades explicativas -lo irreductible social y lo irreductible psíquico-que atraviesan a las ciencias sociales, este texto propone trascender los modelos antagónicos y excluyentes. El objetivo es instaurar en el centro de la reflexión la idea de la dialktica existencial que restituye al sujeto tanto el contexto socio-histórico en el cual está localizado como el deseo y la singularidad que lo constituyen en productor de la afirmación de su individualidad y su historicidad.

  14. Lo público, lo estatal y la democracia

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    Osvaldo Iazzetta

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available La calidad de lo público no resulta indistinta para juzgar la calidad de una democracia, pues la vitalidad y diversidad de aquel espacio delimita sus posibilidades de despliegue y profundización. Sin embargo, lo público se nutre tanto de la energía proveniente de la asociatividad, participación, deliberación y auto-organización de la sociedad civil, como de la universalidad que el Estado debe asegurar para tornar efectiva la promesa democrática. En esa zona confluyen por consiguiente, energías provenientes de lo público-social como de lo público-estatal. Sin desconocer esa complejidad, en este trabajo nos centraremos en este último aspecto, entendiendo esta elección como una vía de entrada –entre otras posibles– para reflexionar sobre algunas tareas democráticas pendientes.

  15. El dolor y lo sagrado

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    Tornos Cubillo, Andrés

    2002-04-01

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    En este trabajo no se trata del dolor mismo, sino de cómo se ha planteado el problema del dolor en relación con la experiencia de lo sagrado, entre personas y grupos que sufrían. Se recuerdan primero algunos hechos que tienen que ver con esta relación y luego se desarrolla lo que estos hechos sugieren: el dolor es un destino que nos sitúa en la perspectiva de nuestra mortalidad y finitud, y solamente en la elaboración libre de este límite se da la verdadera aceptación del mundo de Dios. En relación con lo sagrado el dolor marca sagradamente y crea un destino. Esto es lo importante.

  16. TechEdSat

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — TechEdSat is a 1U CubeSat built by San Jose State University in partnership with NASA Ames Research Center and AAC Microtec. Its mission is to evaluate Space...

  17. ¿Es posible combinar lo tradicional y lo moderno?

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    Hugo Celso Felipe Mansilla

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available En contra de las actuales tendencias posmodérnicas, el autor postula una simbiosis entre los elementos positivos de lo premoderno y los correspondientes de la modernidad. Cree posible rescatar las llamadas tradiciones razonable, y combinarlas con lo positivo de la modernidad. Estos factores positivos de la tradicionalidad serían la religión en cuanto fuente de sentido y consuelo, la monarquía y la aristocracia hereditarias como modelos institucionales que nos unen con la historia, y la concepción del arte y la literatura como una estética fundamentada en lo bello. Esfuerzos sincretistas similares constituyen gran parte de la historia universal.

  18. Poe y lo grotesco moderno

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    David Roas

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Lo grotesco es una categoría estética que combina el humor y lo terrible (en sus muy diversas acepciones. Desde su primera manifestación carnavalesca, en la que la risa tiene un claro matiz festivo, lo grotesco ha ido evolucionando hacia posiciones donde, sin perder su dimensión humorística, se ha potenciado el componente siniestro, macabro, incluso terrorífico. Algunos cuentos de Edgar Allan Poe nos ofrecen una interesante encarnación de esa visión moderna de lo grotesco, con objetivos y formas variadas, que van desde la parodia y la sátira, a la manifestación más absurda y delirante de dicha categoría. Su análisis y comentario servirá también para alejar esos relatos de la órbita de lo fantástico, donde algunos críticos, equivocadamente, los han situado.

  19. PREFACE: EDS2010 Preface

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    Heggie, Malcolm I.

    2011-03-01

    The biennial international conference on Extended Defects in Semiconductors started in 1978 with a meeting in Hünfeld, Germany. Subsequent meetings rotated between Poland, France, Great Britain, Germany, Russia and Italy, culminating in EDS2004 in Chernogolovka, EDS2006 in Halle and EDS2008 in Poitiers. EDS2010 was held at the University of Sussex at Brighton, UK from September 19th to 24th. An extension of the tabulation of this history, which first appeared on the EDS2006 website, is given in the attached PDF. It is with sadness that we note one of the founders of the series, Prof. Dr Helmut Alexander, passed away on 3 December 2009 and we were proud to dedicate EDS2010 to his memory. It has become a tradition to make an award in his name, and this year it was made to Ivan Isacov for his poster "Electrical levels of dislocation networks in p- and n-type silicon". A short and warm celebration of Prof. Dr Alexander's life by his friends and colleagues, Prof. Drs Helmut Gottschalk, Eicke Weber and Wolfgang Schröter, is included in this volume. The conference was a forum for the state-of-the-art of investigation and modelling of extended defects in semiconductors. Scientists from universities, research institutes and industry made contributions to a deeper understanding of extended defects, their interaction with point defects and their role in the development of semiconductor technology. The remit of the conference included extended defects, nanostructures, nanoparticles, quantum dots and interfaces within semiconducting materials ranging from narrow to wide band gaps, including graphene-derived materials and diamond. Scientific interests range from defect geometry, electronic structure, dynamics, spectroscopy, microscopy, reactions and chemistry to introduction mechanisms, such as implantation and strained layers and the operation of devices such as integrated circuits, heterostructures, and solar cells. The organisers were confronted with a long period between

  20. DE LO INERME A LO VIVO, DE LO VIRTUAL A LO VIRTUOSO: LAS REDES COMUNICACIONALES ENTRE CIENTÍFICOS

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    Juan José Plata Cavides

    2002-08-01

    Full Text Available El tema que quiero abordar es la comunicación entre científicos, algo que es esencial al ethos del investigador, pero que hoy por hoy tiende a suplirse por quimeras técnicas y mediáticas. Quiero poner a consideración de hecho evidente a partir de la experiencia vivida que señala como solamente a partir de la participación en redes comunicacionales vivas es que emerge la posibilidad de generar conocimiento nuevo en cualquier dominio Las reglas del juego de con validación de conocimientos excluyen argumentos tales como la autoridad o el poder o similares, sin dejar de lado las múltiples evidencias sobre las dificultades y errores que emergen en los procesos comunicacionales. En una pregunta ¿Cuál es nuestra capacidad para comunicarnos y comunicar? Tres son los retos que quiero formular: El reto de pasar de la VISIÓN de los objetos a La COMPRENSIÓN de los procesos (contextos de sentido El reto de pasar de la MIRADA a las partes a la INTERACCIÓN entre las partes y las características emergentes del sistema de relaciones. (recursividad, auto-organización El reto de pasar de la CONTEMPLACIÓN de la palabra y la gramática a la PRAXIS de las redes conversacionales vivas. En suma el reto que propongo es el reto de pasar de lo inerte a lo vivo, de lo virtual a lo virtuoso, de la red conversacional muerta a la red conversacional viva, de la robótica y el cyborg a lo distintivamente humano. Pues, el conocimiento se juega como estrategia adaptativa al entorno, se juega localmente, y en su vivencia es más que el simple hecho de almacenar o hacer circular información.

  1. Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

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    ... Talking to Your Kids About VirginityTalking to Your Kids About Sex Home Diseases and Conditions Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Condition ... Well-Being Mental Health Sex and Birth Control Sex and Sexuality Birth Control ... and Toddlers Kids and Teens Pregnancy and Childbirth Women Men Seniors ...

  2. Lo sport come filosofia educativa e sociale: una prospettiva decostruzionista

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    Emanuele Isidori

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Lo scopo del presente articolo è quello di procedere, utilizzando un approccio filosofico decostruzionista, ad una disamina dello sport come oggetto filosofico, mostrandone le contraddizioni interne, i paradossi e le aporie che lo caratterizzano in quanto concetto educativo-culturale e fenomeno sociale. L’analisi si svilupperà riflettendo su tre temi tipici del dibattito decostruzionista: quello del phármakon, dell’identità e dell’ospitalità, tema quest’ultimo tipico anche del pensiero debole che presenta forti interconnessioni con il pensiero decostruzionista e postmoderno. Lo studio, che utilizzerà il tipico approccio teoretico-prassico della filosofia dell’educazione, evidenzierà sia i meccanismi concettuali che talvolta impediscono allo sport di essere pensato come pratica realmente educativa ed in grado di generare l’inclusione sociale, sia quelli che invece ne permettono la teorizzazione e l’implementazione in questa prospettiva. Lo studio si concluderà mostrando come per concepire realmente lo sport nella prospettiva di un autentico strumento educativo e di miglioramento della vita sociale sia necessaria una vera e propria rivoluzione etica e culturale della nostra società. Lo sport, infatti, in quanto sottosistema della società, rappresenta lo specchio dei valori di quest’ultima e non solo ne incarna i difetti, le contraddizioni ma anche le sue buone prassi. Questa rivoluzione deve necessariamente passare attraverso l’educazione; soltanto così, infatti, sarà possibile costruire quella società nuova, fondata sulla paidéia sportiva, che De Coubertin sognava per l’umanità futura.

  3. Ectodermal dysplasia (ED) syndrome.

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    Chee, Siew-Yin; Wanga, Chung-Hsing; Lina, Wei-De; Tsaia, Fuu-Jen

    2014-01-01

    Ectodermal dysplasia (ED) syndrome comprises a large, heterogeneous group of inherited disorders that are defined by primary defects in the development of 2 or more tissues derived from the embryonic ectoderm. The tissues primarily involved are the skin and its appendages (including hair follicles, eccrine glands, sebaceous glands, nails) and teeth. The clinical features include sparse hair, abnormal or missing teeth, and an inability to sweat due to lack of sweat glands. One such case report of ectodermal dysplasia is presented here.

  4. De lo invisible y lo cotidiano. Familias y discapacidad

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    Sandra Araya Umaña

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available La construcción social de la realidad comporta un pensamiento dicotómico que asocia la discapacidad con el par normal – anormal lo que favorece procesos de exclusión social de las personas con discapacidad y sus familias. A su vez, el concepto de familia se finca en un modelo construido social y culturalmente que privilegia la subordinación de otras formas de organización familiar pues este modelo es el que se considera normal. Tanto el concepto de familia como el de discapacidad contienen una carga ideológica cuya pretensión es la prescripción y con ella lo que se favorece es la proscripción. A partir de la teoría de las representaciones sociales, este artículo aborda las dinámicas que surgen de la vinculación de ambos conceptos con el fin de evidenciar los caminos recorridos y los que aun falta recorrer para el logro de una sociedad inclusiva.

  5. Maurizio Lo Vetere (1965 - 2015)

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    2015-01-01

    The high-energy physics community mourns the sudden loss of Maurizio Lo Vetere, CMS and TOTEM member, who was the victim of a bike accident.   On 8 August, 2015, during a mountain bike ride in the upland of his hometown of Genoa, Italy, 50-year-old Maurizio Lo Vetere fell down a scarp. By the time first-aiders arrived on the scene, it was too late. Maurizio was an Associate Professor of the University of Genoa and team leader of the Genoa group in CMS. He began his career in high-energy physics at CERN, working first as an undergraduate, and subsequently as a PhD student on experiment PS202 (JETSET) at LEAR. During his PhD years, he also contributed to experiment PS210, which produced and observed antihydrogen atoms for the first time. In the following years, he moved to experiment E835 at Fermilab, which was dedicated to the study of charmonium spectroscopy. In 1996, he joined the BaBar collaboration at SLAC, where, for a decade, he made significant contributions, in particular to the con...

  6. Lo que uno pretende que sea

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    Da Pieve, Enzo

    2017-01-01

    Si bien la escritura es, de manera teórica, una manifestación de la actividad lingüística humana que posee ciertos rasgos de intencionalidad y contextualidad de lo verbal, es necesario obstinarse en una búsqueda más profunda de la importancia de la escritura. Es fundamental hacer un análisis minucioso, tanto de lo formal como de lo emocional, lo contextual, lo social, lo artístico. La escritura es un mundo por descubrir. Centro de Investigación en Lectura y Escritura (CILE)

  7. De lo invisible y lo cotidiano. Familias y discapacidad

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    Araya Umaña, Sandra

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: La construcción social de la realidad comporta un pensamiento dicotómico que asocia la discapacidad con el par normal – anormal lo que favorece procesos de exclusión social de las personas con discapacidad y sus familias. A su vez, el concepto de familia se finca en un modelo construido social y culturalmente que privilegia la subordinación de otras formas de organización familiar pues este modelo es el que se considera normal.Tanto el concepto de familia como el de discapacidad contienen una carga ideológica cuya pretensión es la prescripción y con ella lo que se favorece es la proscripción. A partir de la teoría de las representaciones sociales, este artículo aborda las dinámicas que surgen de la vinculación de ambos conceptos con el fin de evidenciar los caminos recorridos y los que aun falta recorrer para el logro de una sociedad inclusiva.Abstract: The social construction of reality involves a dichotomizing thinking that associates the discapacity with the normal pair - abnormal which favors processes of social exclusion for people with discapacity, as well as their families.Also, the concept of family is based on a model constructed socially and culturally that favors the subordination of other forms of family organizations, as that model is the one considered normal.Family and discapacity concepts, holds an ideological burden whose pretension is the prescription, which will encourage the proscription.Based on the theory of socials representations, this article deals with the dynamics that emerge from the linkage of the two concepts in order to demonstrate the roads and paths that lack even go to the achievement of an inclusive society.

  8. CriticalEd

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    Kjellberg, Caspar Mølholt; Meredith, David

    2014-01-01

    . Since the comments are not input sequentially, with regard to position, but in arbitrary order, this list must be sorted by copy/pasting the rows into place—an error-prone and time-consuming process. Scholars who produce critical editions typically use off-the-shelf music notation software......The best text method is commonly applied among music scholars engaged in producing critical editions. In this method, a comment list is compiled, consisting of variant readings and editorial emendations. This list is maintained by inserting the comments into a document as the changes are made......, consisting of a Sibelius plug-in, a cross-platform application, called CriticalEd, and a REST-based solution, which handles data storage/retrieval. A prototype has been tested at the Danish Centre for Music Publication, and the results suggest that the system could greatly improve the efficiency...

  9. La familia: Desde lo tradicional a lo discutible

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    María Elena Benítez Pérez

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Una de las pocas generalizaciones ampliamente aceptadas en las ciencias sociales es que la familia es una institución que se encuentra en todas las sociedades humanas. Esta sintetiza la congruencia entre los cambios económicos, políticos, sociales, culturales y demográficos que tienen lugar en los países. Su desarrollo no es anárquico, sino que responde a las transformaciones experimentadas por la sociedad a la que representa. Por tanto, aunque sigue siendo la institución van surgiendo nuevas modalidades de relaciones entre padres e hijos, entre hombres y mujeres, entre jóvenes y viejos que conducen, sin duda, a otros modelos familiares. El presente artículo tiene como objetivo debatir acerca del concepto de familia tradicional –pareja heterosexual, con hijos y con roles bien definidos–, frente a otras estructuras familiares contemporáneas que alteran los parámetros con los que se entendía la vida familiar. Para ello, se propone transitar por algunas definiciones que permiten reflexionar en torno a los principales cambios observados en la sociedad y su reflejo en la perspectiva analítica de la familia como institución, en particular, lo referido al matrimonio y la cohabitación, la procreación y la filiación intergeneracional.

  10. Azione citodifferenziante ed antitumorale dell'acido ellagico

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    Vanella, Luca

    2011-01-01

    Il lavoro ha lo scopo di valutare l'effetto citodifferenziante ed antitumorale dell'acido ellagico in tre diverse linee cellulari prostatiche a diverso grado di invasivita' (DU145, LnCap, BPH1). I risultati della Cromogranina A e della P75 NGRF, ottenuti mediante immunofluorescenza, evidenziano un'azione citodifferenziante dell'acido ellagico in maniera dose dipendente. Inoltre i risultati dimostrano come l'acido ellagico abbia la capacita' di ridurre, in maniera dose dipendente, sia l'espres...

  11. Pareto vs Simmel: residui ed emozioni

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    Silvia Fornari

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available A cento anni dalla pubblicazione del Trattato di sociologia generale (Pareto 1988 siamo a mantenere vivo ed attuale lo studio paretiano con una rilettura contemporanea del suo pensiero. Ricordato per la grande versatilità intellettuale dagli economisti, rimane lo scienziato rigoroso ed analitico i cui contributi sono ancora discussi a livello internazionale. Noi ne analizzeremo gli aspetti che l’hanno portato ad avvicinarsi all’approccio sociologico, con l’introduzione della nota distinzione dell’azione sociale: logica e non-logica. Una dicotomia utilizzata per dare conto dei cambiamenti sociali riguardanti le modalità d’azione degli uomini e delle donne. Com’è noto le azioni logiche sono quelle che riguardano comportamenti mossi da logicità e raziocinio, in cui vi è una diretta relazione causa-effetto, azioni oggetto di studio degli economisti, e di cui non si occupano i sociologi. Le azioni non-logiche riguardano tutte le tipologie di agire umano che rientrano nel novero delle scienze sociali, e che rappresentano la parte più ampia dell’agire sociale. Sono le azioni guidate dai sentimenti, dall’emotività, dalla superstizione, ecc., illustrate da Pareto nel Trattato di sociologia generale e in saggi successivi, dove riprende anche il concetto di eterogenesi dei fini, formulato per la prima volta da Giambattista Vico. Concetto secondo il quale la storia umana, pur conservando in potenza la realizzazione di certi fini, non è lineare e lungo il suo percorso evolutivo può accadere che l’uomo nel tentativo di raggiungere una finalità arrivi a conclusioni opposte. Pareto collega la definizione del filosofo napoletano alle tipologie di azione sociale e alla loro distinzione (logiche, non-logiche. L’eterogenesi dei fini per Pareto è dunque l’esito di un particolare tipo di azione non-logica dell’essere umano e della collettività.

  12. EDS becoms CERN Openlab contributor

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    2007-01-01

    "EDS announced that it has become an official contributor to CERN openlab. The purpose of the joint project beteween CERN and EDS is to carry out research and development in the field of monitoring, management and operation of grid services." (1 page)

  13. EDS operator and control software

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    Ott, L.L.

    1985-04-01

    The Enrichment Diagnostic System (EDS) was developed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to acquire, display and analyze large quantities of transient data for a real-time Advanced Vapor Laser Isotope Separation (AVLIS) experiment. Major topics discussed in this paper are the EDS operator interface (SHELL) program, the data acquisition and analysis scheduling software, and the graphics software. The workstation concept used in EDS, the software used to configure a user's workstation, and the ownership and management of a diagnostic are described. An EDS diagnostic is a combination of hardware and software designed to study specific aspects of the process. Overall system performance is discussed from the standpoint of scheduling techniques, evaluation tools, optimization techniques, and program-to-program communication methods. EDS is based on a data driven design which keeps the need to modify software to a minimum. This design requires a fast and reliable data base management system. A third party data base management product, Berkeley Software System Database, written explicitly for HP1000's, is used for all EDS data bases. All graphics is done with an in-house graphics product, Device Independent Graphics Library (DIGLIB). Examples of devices supported by DIGLIB are: Versatec printer/plotters, Raster Technologies Graphic Display Controllers, and HP terminals (HP264x and HP262x). The benefits derived by using HP hardware and software as well as obstacles imposed by the HP environment are presented in relation to EDS development and implementation

  14. Auerbach e lo Storicismo tedesco

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    Guido Lucchini

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Il saggio esamina i rapporti tra l’opera di Erich Auerbach e la cultura tedesca del tempo. In particolare tenta di ricostruire la fitta trama di relazioni esistenti, anche a livello personale. Infatti Auerbach a Berlino aveva studiato non solo con i filologi romanzi Erhard Lommatzsch e Max Leopold Wagner, ma anche col filosofo Ernst Troeltsch e con lo storico Friedrich Meinecke. Nella vasta bibliografia sul romanista non mancano ormai i lavori, fin da quello pionieristico di Dante Della Terza, su questo aspetto della sua formazione accademica. Ma essi sono perlopiù circoscritti al periodo giovanile (traduzione della Scienza nuova e della monografia crociana su Vico, lasciando in ombra l’eredità dello storicismo tedesco. A quest’ultimo, sia dal punto di vista terminologico che da quello concettuale, rivolge l’attenzione il presente saggio che cerca di documentare puntualmente l’influenza di Dilthey, genericamente nota e sostenuta da più studiosi, ma senza osservazioni circostanziate. Essa va ben oltre gli anni venti e si può rintracciare anche nell’opera della maturità di Auerbach più famosa, Mimesis. Come pure non meno essenziale sembra il rapporto col Meinecke delle Origini dello storicismo, che si configura però come uno scambio reciproco d’influssi. Più problematico è da accertare sul piano strettamente documentale quello con Cassirer, probabilmente mediato da Panofsky. La contestualizzazione del retroterra culturale di Mimesis è completata da una ricognizione delle prime recensioni dell’opera e, per quanto l’Italia, anche dall’esame del fascicolo di Auerbach conservato nell’archivio Einaudi. The essay considers the relationship between Erich Auerbach and the German culture of the time. In particular, it attempts to reconstruct the dense web of relationships, even on a personal level. Auerbach indeed in Berlin had studied not only with the romance philologists Erhard Lommatzsch and Max Leopold Wagner, but also

  15. Lo Nuevo ante la Enfermedad de Parkinson

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    Juan Mendoza Vega

    1990-12-01

    -cinta, los intentos para mediren forma objetiva el problema motor, el estudio de los “marcadores neuroquímicos” y la aplicación de las nuevas técnicas de imágenes, especialmente la Resonancia Magnética (IRM y la Emisión de Positrones (PET. Por lo menos cinco nuevos medicamentos están ya en prueba, algunos de ellos con muy prometedor resultado inicial: Lisuride, Pergolide, Naxagolide, Budipina y el Deprenyl, del cual ya han llegado noticias a Latinoamérica. Por lo que hace a la dicta, se sugiere que ésta puede afectar en bien o en mal a los pacientes con Parkinson, y varios estudios insisten en la conveniencia de instaurar dietas con bajo contenido de proteínas (o con las proteínas ingeridas a partir de las 5 p.m. únicamente como medio para mejorar la respuesta al tratamiento.

    Los capítulos destinados a los cambios de conducta, las dificultades intelectuales, los beneficios del ejercicio físico reglamentado y de la terapia del lenguaje, cuando hay alteraciones en esta esfera, muestran el creciente interés por un enfoque más completo de este delicado problema.

    El libro es, pues, lectura muy recomendable para todo médico, y debe estar en las bibliotecas profesionales y, por supuesto, en las de escuelas de medicina, hospitales y centros médicos.

    THERAPY OF PARKINSON’S DISEASE William C. Koller, George Paulson, eds. Marcel Dekker, INC, publisher, 270 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10016. Publicado en 1990, 60S páginas, cubierta dura, ilustrado. Precio: US$150. (Reseña: Académico de Número Juan Mendoza-Vega, Director General de la Fundación Instituto Neurológico de Colombia, Bogotá.

  16. CME1003Pg023ED

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    Chantel

    resistance alone or severe defects in ... skeletal muscle and liver, decreased ... weight loss through calorie-restrict- ed diets .... carbohydrate and lipid metabolism.12 ... and a variable effect on low-density ... months of therapy.18 Comparison.

  17. SJP0704Pg001ED

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    Enrique

    and an updated overview of newer research in this field. It also gives practical ... schizophrenia, manic episodes, major depressive disorder sec- ondary to schizophrenia ..... of Cerebral Disorder. 3rd ed. London: Blackwell Science, 1998. 16.

  18. Lo sport nelle scienze sociali: da chimera a realtà

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    Marco Pasini

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Lo sport per la sua trama profonda, le implicazioni che cristallizza, le emozioni che condensa, è fonte di interpretazione e osservatorio straordinariamente ricco per la ricerca sociale. L'obiettivo di questo numero della rivista, grazie ai contributi qualificati, trasversali, multidisciplinari ed empirici, è proprio quello di affrontare le questioni fondamentali sopra indicate attraverso differenti percorsi di senso e approcci teorico-metodologici specifici.

  19. Ruumist animatsioonfilmis / Ülo Pikkov

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    Pikkov, Ülo, 1976-

    2006-01-01

    Animafilmi visuaalsest keskonnast,selle osast filmi süžee edastamisel. Artiklis viited ka Juri Lotmanile ("Filmisemiootika", Varrak, 2004), Platonile, Ülo Soosterile (Ilja Kabakov "Ülo Soosteri piltidest" Kunst, 1996), Martin Heideggerile ("Kunstiteoste algupära"), Arthur Schopenhauerile. Näited filmidest "Lõvikuningas" (R. Allers, R., Minkoff) ja "Kes lavastas süüdi Roger Rabbiti?" (R. Zemeckis)

  20. LoWMob: Intra-PAN Mobility Support Schemes for 6LoWPAN

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    Seung-Wha Yoo

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Mobility in 6LoWPAN (IPv6 over Low Power Personal Area Networks is being utilized in realizing many applications where sensor nodes, while moving, sense and transmit the gathered data to a monitoring server. By employing IEEE802.15.4 as a baseline for the link layer technology, 6LoWPAN implies low data rate and low power consumption with periodic sleep and wakeups for sensor nodes, without requiring them to incorporate complex hardware. Also enabling sensor nodes with IPv6 ensures that the sensor data can be accessed anytime and anywhere from the world. Several existing mobility-related schemes like HMIPv6, MIPv6, HAWAII, and Cellular IP require active participation of mobile nodes in the mobility signaling, thus leading to the mobility-related changes in the protocol stack of mobile nodes. In this paper, we present LoWMob, which is a network-based mobility scheme for mobile 6LoWPAN nodes in which the mobility of 6LoWPAN nodes is handled at the network-side. LoWMob ensures multi-hop communication between gateways and mobile nodes with the help of the static nodes within a 6LoWPAN. In order to reduce the signaling overhead of static nodes for supporting mobile nodes, LoWMob proposes a mobility support packet format at the adaptation layer of 6LoWPAN. Also we present a distributed version of LoWMob, named as DLoWMob (or Distributed LoWMob, which employs Mobility Support Points (MSPs to distribute the traffic concentration at the gateways and to optimize the multi-hop routing path between source and destination nodes in a 6LoWPAN. Moreover, we have also discussed the security considerations for our proposed mobility schemes. The performance of our proposed schemes is evaluated in terms of mobility signaling costs, end-to-end delay, and packet success ratio.

  1. LoWMob: Intra-PAN Mobility Support Schemes for 6LoWPAN.

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    Bag, Gargi; Raza, Muhammad Taqi; Kim, Ki-Hyung; Yoo, Seung-Wha

    2009-01-01

    Mobility in 6LoWPAN (IPv6 over Low Power Personal Area Networks) is being utilized in realizing many applications where sensor nodes, while moving, sense and transmit the gathered data to a monitoring server. By employing IEEE802.15.4 as a baseline for the link layer technology, 6LoWPAN implies low data rate and low power consumption with periodic sleep and wakeups for sensor nodes, without requiring them to incorporate complex hardware. Also enabling sensor nodes with IPv6 ensures that the sensor data can be accessed anytime and anywhere from the world. Several existing mobility-related schemes like HMIPv6, MIPv6, HAWAII, and Cellular IP require active participation of mobile nodes in the mobility signaling, thus leading to the mobility-related changes in the protocol stack of mobile nodes. In this paper, we present LoWMob, which is a network-based mobility scheme for mobile 6LoWPAN nodes in which the mobility of 6LoWPAN nodes is handled at the network-side. LoWMob ensures multi-hop communication between gateways and mobile nodes with the help of the static nodes within a 6LoWPAN. In order to reduce the signaling overhead of static nodes for supporting mobile nodes, LoWMob proposes a mobility support packet format at the adaptation layer of 6LoWPAN. Also we present a distributed version of LoWMob, named as DLoWMob (or Distributed LoWMob), which employs Mobility Support Points (MSPs) to distribute the traffic concentration at the gateways and to optimize the multi-hop routing path between source and destination nodes in a 6LoWPAN. Moreover, we have also discussed the security considerations for our proposed mobility schemes. The performance of our proposed schemes is evaluated in terms of mobility signaling costs, end-to-end delay, and packet success ratio.

  2. Posconflicto y el retorno a lo comunitario

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    Gil, María Fernanda

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available El presente ejercicio reflexivo y crítico es expresión del proyecto de investigación que se viene adelantando: Enfoque pedagógico del desarrollo humano para la ciudadanía crítica-activa y la no-violencia en las organizaciones comunitarias de zona de ladera, de la ciudad de Santiago de Cali, el cual busca tejer desde un diálogo con los diversos saberes comunitarios, una propuesta pedagógica que acompañe a fundamentar ética y políticamente gobernabilidades que desde el desarrollo humano tenga como preocupación la dignificación de la vida. En este orden de ideas se planteará como el desarrollo humano lleva a pensarse el concepto de necesidad más allá de la carencia, en el momento que invita a realizar un retorno a los procesos de autonomía y subjetividad con la comunidades, mirando como la pedagogía crítica a través de la palabra acto, se constituye en una de las operadoras de tal ejercicio, que pasa por hacerla de la palabra, actos de coherencia con lo que acontece en los ámbitos cotidianos, donde las lógicas son el construir comunidades de abajo hacia arriba y no a la inversa. Por ello dicho ejercicio del desarrollo humano que rescate las autonomías comunitarias con el acompañamiento de lo pedagógico, puestas de cara al momento del proceso de paz y particularmente al posconflicto hace un llamado del retorno a lo comunitario, como aquellos procesos singulares de tejer propuestas venidas de lo cotidiano, de lo local, que generadas desde lógicas del sentir, restituyan comunidades constructoras de sus propios destinos, donde no tengan cabida lógicas racionales que sólo miden el impacto del avance tecnológico científico, donde se olvida el sentido de tener una existencia en libertad y convivencia mutua de lo humano con la naturaleza, lo cual quizás obligue a deconstruir formas de pensar donde la palabra este en coherencia con lo que se dice y de hace.

  3. Mitigating Higher Ed Cyber Attacks

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    Rogers, Gary; Ashford, Tina

    2015-01-01

    In this presentation we will discuss the many and varied cyber attacks that have recently occurred in the higher ed community. We will discuss the perpetrators, the victims, the impact and how these institutions have evolved to meet this threat. Mitigation techniques and defense strategies will be covered as will a discussion of effective security…

  4. LO INEFABLE: LENGUAJE Y REVELACIÓN

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    Emmanuel Taub

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Partiendo de la voz de Paul Valéry, Walter Benjamin y Gershom Scholem, estetrabajo intenta retomar la problemática de la redención y el lenguaje en la filosofía judíamoderna. Desde esta perspectiva se intenta pensar el problema de la redención como unproblema teológico-político que desde el lugar del lenguaje permite pensar lo divino frente alhombre, así como también aquello que hace al lugar de lo inefable: espacio de eternidad entreDios y el hombre.

  5. GERENCIAR Y GESTIONAR LO CULTURAL TAREA INAPLAZABLE

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    2013-01-01

    Este artículo aborda lo concerniente a la formación de Gerentes y Gestores Culturales como actores principales de la gestión cultural. Para ello examinará los entornos o escenarios donde lo cultural se manifiesta como reflejo de los contextos sociales en los cuales se trabaja la cultura. El artículo termina mostrando cómo los elementos de la gerencia social son una alternativa en la formación de gerentes y gestores sociales.

  6. GERENCIAR Y GESTIONAR LO CULTURAL TAREA INAPLAZABLE

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    Martha Isabel Tovar

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo aborda lo concerniente a la formación de Gerentes y Gestores Culturales como actores principales de la gestión cultural. Para ello examinará los entornos o escenarios donde lo cultural se manifiesta como reflejo de los contextos sociales en los cuales se trabaja la cultura. El artículo termina mostrando cómo los elementos de la gerencia social son una alternativa en la formación de gerentes y gestores sociales.

  7. Keystone Life Orientation (LO) teachers: Implications for educational ...

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    Keystone Life Orientation (LO) teachers: Implications for educational, social, and ... characteristics and support networks needed by keystone Life Orientation (LO) ... In this study “keystone” refers to LO teachers who make a positive impact in ...

  8. Lo privado de lo público para jóvenes universitarios en Colombia

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    Victoria Eugenia Pinilla Sepúlveda

    2008-01-01

    un afrontamiento manipulador. Lo público se caracteriza por una tensión constante, entre fuerzas instituidas en los ámbitos familiar, educativo y social, que imponen formas de comportamiento, normas y valores que conforman un orden establecido, y las posibilidades de cambio que se van fraguando y que generan movimiento frente a lo instituido. En medio de esta coexistencia de fuerzas que conviven y se contraponen, aparecen los jóvenes dando prioridad al "sí mismo", a lo subjetivo sobre lo colectivo, en una urgente búsqueda de autodeterminación como un reclamo directo por su reconocimiento en un ámbito de lo público que los relega a la periferia.

  9. Lo Transindividual: de Simondon a Marx

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    Daniel Alvaro

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: El presente artículo trata de lo transindividual, un concepto fundamental en la teoría de la individuación elaborada por Gilbert Simondon (1924-1989, y de su vinculación con ciertas proposiciones de Karl Marx que tratan del individuo y la sociedad. Entre ambos autores existe una relación directa, evidenciada en cada uno de los textos donde Simondon hace mención a Marx y al marxismo en general. Pero también existe una relación indirecta, para nada evidente, que surge menos de lo que Simondon dice acerca de Marx que de lo que ciertos pensadores contemporáneos dicen sobre uno y otro. Aquí intento dar cuenta de ambos tipos de relaciones. Asimismo, me propongo introducir y comentar algunos pasajes de Marx que compiten en radicalidad y audacia con los que escribiera Simondon un siglo más tarde, y en los cuales quiero apoyar mi hipótesis de lectura, a saber, que Marx es un pensador de lo transindividual avant la lettre.

  10. Cabaña ED

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    Lorena Troncoso Valencia

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available Este proyecto denominado Cabaña Ed, de la arquitecta chilena Lorena Troncoso Valencia, es parte de una serie de obras emplazadas en la comuna de Pinto, Región de Ñuble de Chile. Zona de frondosa vegetación de árboles autóctonos y con fugas visuales hacia la cordillera de los Andes. La Cabaña Ed, donde predomina el uso de la madera, se integra muy sutilmente con ese entorno natural. Cabin ED, by the Chilean architect Lorena Troncoso Valencia, is part of a series of works located in the commune of Pinto, Ñuble Region, Chile. This area is characterized by lush vegetation of native trees and visual towards the Andes leaks. In this project the use of wood predominates, which is subtly integrated with the natural environment. In the edition of REVISTARQUIS 11, another project of the architect, located in that same zone of tourist development was presented.

  11. Ed Watson 1940-2006

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    2006-01-01

    Ed Watson arrived at CERN in March 1973 to work on digital electronics and CAMAC systems under Bob Dobinson, after many years at Rolls Royce in Scotland. He joined the European Muon Collaboration in 1976, where he played a major role in the design, deployment and running of its data acquisition system (DAQ) with David Botterill, Bob Dobinson, and Vicky White. The CAMAC-ROMULUS system was by far the largest and most advanced of its time, and it became a defining standard for DAQ systems for years to come. Ed was deeply involved in the detailed planning of the control rooms and the experiment cabling, as well as sharing the responsibility for the CAMAC readout system. He had a real talent for trouble shooting and played a vital part in supporting the experiment throughout its lifetime. He offered great moral support to the younger members of the collaboration and helped them a great deal with their work. The EMC had a wonderful social life to which Ed was a major contributor - who can forget its barbecues?  In...

  12. Ed Watson - 1940-2006

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    2006-01-01

    Ed Watson passed away suddenly on 1 August in Geneva, he was 66. He leaves his wife and two children. Ed Watson arrived at CERN in March 1973 to work on digital electronics and CAMAC systems under Bob Dobinson, after many years at Rolls Royce in Scotland. He joined the European Muon Collaboration in 1976, where he played a major role in the design, deployment and running of its data acquisition system (DAQ) with David Botterill, Bob Dobinson, and Vicky White. The CAMAC-ROMULUS system was by far the largest and most advanced of its time, and it became a defining standard for DAQ systems for years to come. Ed was deeply involved in the detailed planning of the control rooms and the experiment cabling, as well as sharing the responsibility for the CAMAC readout system. He had a real talent for trouble shooting and played a vital part in supporting the experiment throughout its lifetime. He offered great moral support to the younger members of the collaboration and helped them a great deal with their work. The...

  13. Lo real y lo virtual en las redes electrónicas

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    Francisco Ficarra

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Se ha considerado que la expansión de las redes electrónicas produciría una igualdad económica entre los seres humanos, sin embargo esto es solo una utopía. El autor comenta lo ocurrido en lo real y lo virtual desde los años 60. La posibilidad de alcanzar un equilibrio entre ofertas de nuevos servicios y necesidades auténticas de la sociedad es una tarea difícil, pero el esfuerzo vale la pena para no caer en una especie de miniserie civilizada.

  14. Lo sagrado en las sociedades secularizadas

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    La potencia tutelar burocrática asume la custodia de una masa amorfa. Frente a ella ha de afirmarse una sociedad civil a partir de núcleos de ciudadanos activos. El motor de esta ciudadanía es la formación de un núcleo básico de creencias -«lo sagrados-e- que desempeña un papel comparable, en cuanto a capacidad de movilización, al de las viejas religiones. Lo sagrado «laico» o «filosófico» apunta a aquello que el hombre puede considerar perdurable y conferir sentido a su existencia.

  15. de lo jurídico

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    José Julián Suárez Rodríguez

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available El pensamiento jurídico moderno ha intentado abordar el estudio de lo jurídico con una mirada exclusivamente teórica, es decir, ha intentado hacer una descripción del fenómeno jurídico y elaborar un sistema lo más adecuado posible para explicar dicho fenómeno, a la manera como las ciencias naturales escogen un sector de la realidad para describirla, elaborando un modelo que la explique de la mejor manera posible. Esta forma de abordar lo jurídico tiene como origen la influencia de la moderna filosofía racionalista, el auge que las ciencias físicas toman a partir de los Principia mathemáthica de Newton, y el querer asimilar toda ciencia a las ciencias de la naturaleza que daban, según los modernos, mejores y más efectivos resultados. la consecuencia de este fenómeno fue la negación de lo complejo de la realidad; la distinción entre razón teórica y razón práctica pierde todo su sentido, y el derecho pierde su carácter de ciencia práctica y prudencial. Por ello se hace necesario recuperar el nivel prudencia de la ciencia jurídica para que responda de manera más adecuada a la naturaleza de su objeto: si la realidad jurídica es una realidad práctica, que busca la resolución de casos concretos, debe buscarse un método que se adecue a esta naturaleza del objeto, y no seguir queriendo adaptar el método de las ciencias teóricas al objeto jurídico.

  16. PRECISION POINTING OF IBEX-Lo OBSERVATIONS

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    Hłond, M.; Bzowski, M.; Möbius, E.; Kucharek, H.; Heirtzler, D.; Schwadron, N. A.; Neill, M. E. O'; Clark, G.; Crew, G. B.; Fuselier, S.; McComas, D. J.

    2012-01-01

    Post-launch boresight of the IBEX-Lo instrument on board the Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) is determined based on IBEX-Lo Star Sensor observations. Accurate information on the boresight of the neutral gas camera is essential for precise determination of interstellar gas flow parameters. Utilizing spin-phase information from the spacecraft attitude control system (ACS), positions of stars observed by the Star Sensor during two years of IBEX measurements were analyzed and compared with positions obtained from a star catalog. No statistically significant differences were observed beyond those expected from the pre-launch uncertainty in the Star Sensor mounting. Based on the star observations and their positions in the spacecraft reference system, pointing of the IBEX satellite spin axis was determined and compared with the pointing obtained from the ACS. Again, no statistically significant deviations were observed. We conclude that no systematic correction for boresight geometry is needed in the analysis of IBEX-Lo observations to determine neutral interstellar gas flow properties. A stack-up of uncertainties in attitude knowledge shows that the instantaneous IBEX-Lo pointing is determined to within ∼0. 0 1 in both spin angle and elevation using either the Star Sensor or the ACS. Further, the Star Sensor can be used to independently determine the spacecraft spin axis. Thus, Star Sensor data can be used reliably to correct the spin phase when the Star Tracker (used by the ACS) is disabled by bright objects in its field of view. The Star Sensor can also determine the spin axis during most orbits and thus provides redundancy for the Star Tracker.

  17. Ambient noise tomography of Lo'ihi

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    McClement, K.; Thurber, C. H.; Teel, A.; Caplan-Auerbach, J.

    2012-12-01

    Lo'ihi seamount, the youngest volcano in the Hawaiian-Emperor chain, lies approximately 30 km south of Hawai'i Island with its summit still approximately 1 km below sea level. Lo'ihi offers a unique opportunity to study the early formation of a hotspot volcano and can provide insight into the deep internal structure of the other volcanoes that make up the Hawaiian Islands. This study uses Ambient Noise Tomography (ANT) to create a 3D tomographic image of Lo'ihi's S-wave velocity structure from ocean bottom seismometer (OBS) data. ANT has been used in many subaerial studies but has seen very few applications to OBS data. This study uses continuous data recorded in 2010 to 2011 from 12 short-period OBS instruments deployed on and around Lo'ihi. With the farthest distance between stations being just over 30 km, the stations provide a fairly dense coverage mainly for the northern half of the volcano. Following the approach of Masterlark et al. [2010], we computed vertical-vertical and vertical-radial cross-correlations using 97 days of continuous data from the 12 stations to produce the ambient noise Green's functions. From these, dispersion curves were produced over a frequency range from .04 Hz to 0.65 Hz . After a quality control analysis, checkerboard tests were used to determine a suitable cell size for the 2D group velocity inversions. The final step is the inversion of the group velocity dispersion curves to create a 3D Vs model. The 3D Vs image produced through this method does not provide clear evidence of a shallow magma chamber; however, when compared to a previous P-wave velocity (Vp) model [Caplan-Auerbach, 2001], a high Vp/Vs ratio is evident especially at depths from 1 km to 5 km, indicating the presence of highly fractured rock.

  18. Evolution of Starspots on LO Pegasi

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    Harmon, Robert; Bloodgood, Felise; Martin, Alec; Pellegrin, Kyle

    2018-01-01

    LO Pegasi is a young solar analog, a K main-sequence star that rotates with a period of 10.1538 hr. The rapid rotation yields a strong stellar dynamo associated with large starspots on the surface, which are regions where the magnetic field inhibits the convective transport of energy from below, so that the spots are cooler and thus darker than the surrounding photosphere. The star thus exhibits rotational modulation of its light curve as the starspots are carried into and out of view of Earth. CCD images of LO Peg were acquired at Perkins Observatory in Delaware, OH through standard B, V, R, and I photometric filters from 2017 June 1 to July 20. After subtracting dark frames and flat fielding the images, differential aperture photometry was performed to yield light curves through each of the four filters. The resulting light curves that were then analyzed via the Light-curve Inversion program created by one of us (Harmon) to produce surface maps. Our observations indicated that LO Pegasi’s light curve changed in both amplitude and shape between 2017 June and July, while its maximum brightness did not change. We present maps corresponding to these two distinct light curves, along with maps for data acquired from 2006-2016.

  19. AdvancED Flex 4

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    Tiwari, Shashank; Schulze, Charlie

    2010-01-01

    AdvancED Flex 4 makes advanced Flex 4 concepts and techniques easy. Ajax, RIA, Web 2.0, mashups, mobile applications, the most sophisticated web tools, and the coolest interactive web applications are all covered with practical, visually oriented recipes. * Completely updated for the new tools in Flex 4* Demonstrates how to use Flex 4 to create robust and scalable enterprise-grade Rich Internet Applications.* Teaches you to build high-performance web applications with interactivity that really engages your users.* What you'll learn Practiced beginners and intermediate users of Flex, especially

  20. Lo privado de lo público para jóvenes universitarios en Colombia

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    Victoria Eugenia Pinilla Sepúlveda

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available La investigación busca comprender los significados que tienen “lo público” y las relaciones adulto-joven para un grupo de jóvenes universitarios en sus acciones cotidianas y a partir de las narrativas de sus experiencias. Es un estudio hermenéutico que analiza las narrativas en el contexto de la dialéctica de la comprensión y la explicación propuesta por Ricoeur. Aborda lo generacional, las relaciones adulto-joven y lo público, desde algunos aportes de la sociología y la teoría política como los de Mannheim, Martin Criado, Corsten, Arendt, Habermas y Fraser. Así mismo despliega la fundamentación teórica de la narrativa como opción que posibilita el acercamiento a los significados de un grupo de jóvenes universitarios. La categoría relaciones adulto-joven muestra, más que encuentros, desencuentros entre ambas generaciones, caracterizados por un control al que los jóvenes reaccionan con una subordinación pasiva, o con un afrontamiento manipulador. Lo público se caracteriza por una tensión constante, entre fuerzas instituidas en los ámbitos familiar, educativo y social, que imponen formas de comportamiento, normas y valores que conforman un orden establecido, y las posibilidades de cambio que se van fraguando y que generan movimiento frente a lo instituido. En medio de esta coexistencia de fuerzas que conviven y se contraponen, aparecen los jóvenes dando prioridad al “sí mismo”, a lo subjetivo sobre lo colectivo, en una urgente búsqueda de autodeterminación como un reclamo directo por su reconocimiento en un ámbito de lo público que los relega a la periferia.

  1. Lo público y lo privado en Educación

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    J. Félix ANGULO RASCO

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo pretende delinear qué se entiende por escuela pública o, dicho de otra manera, qué hace pública a una escuela. Para ello, se apoya en tres ejes básicos: el sentido estructural, el sentido político y el sentido pedagógico. El sentido estructural pregunta por la pertenencia de la escuela. La pertenencia privada de un centro escolar lo inhabilita para ser un centro público. Lo privado en este caso estaría por encima de lo público y lo común. Por el contrario, la pertenencia pública no ha de asimilarse a la pertenencia estatal. Lo público ha de hacer referencia a lo común. El sentido político indica que una escuela pública sirve al bien común y, especialmente, a los más necesitados. La escuela pública en ese sentido es un espacio de encuentro de la sociedad y además el único espacio educativo para aquellos sectores que no tendrían otra posibilidad. Por último, el sentido pedagógico es el que, al fin y al cabo, da sentido pleno a la escuela pública, en cuanto que supone colmar el derecho de las generaciones y la ciudadanía a la cultura y al conocimiento.

  2. Real time analysis under EDS

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    Schneberk, D.

    1985-07-01

    This paper describes the analysis component of the Enrichment Diagnostic System (EDS) developed for the Atomic Vapor Laser Isotope Separation Program (AVLIS) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Four different types of analysis are performed on data acquired through EDS: (1) absorption spectroscopy on laser-generated spectral lines, (2) mass spectrometer analysis, (3) general purpose waveform analysis, and (4) separation performance calculations. The information produced from this data includes: measures of particle density and velocity, partial pressures of residual gases, and overall measures of isotope enrichment. The analysis component supports a variety of real-time modeling tasks, a means for broadcasting data to other nodes, and a great degree of flexibility for tailoring computations to the exact needs of the process. A particular data base structure and program flow is common to all types of analysis. Key elements of the analysis component are: (1) a fast access data base which can configure all types of analysis, (2) a selected set of analysis routines, (3) a general purpose data manipulation and graphics package for the results of real time analysis. Each of these components are described with an emphasis upon how each contributes to overall system capability. 3 figs

  3. SOBRE LO OBJETIVO, LO SUBJETIVO Y LO CAPRICHOSO EN ARQUITECTURA / On the objective, the subjective and the capricious in Architecture

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    Francisco Javier Montero Fernández

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: Un número nuevo de una revista debe pensar una editorial, al igual que un proyecto necesita nacer de un argumento y un primer croquis para, inicialmente, ofrecer una imagen finalista. Después guardaremos la editorial en un cajón y desarrollaremos el número de la revista. Dentro de unos meses, sacaremos ese croquis y podremos reconocer su eficacia; sufrirá algún retoque pero esperamos que aún sea válido.Un viaje comienza con un empeño, un destino o una finalidad. Esta revista se ofrece en cada número con un carácter poliédrico acotando faceta a faceta, la definición de Arquitectura. Siempre que hablamos de ella intentamos conocerla, delimitarla y hay quien piensa que en su anatomía puede encerrarse el secreto de algo que es inaprensible. Paso a paso nos acercamos a su conocimiento lentamente, gracias a un esfuerzo parecido al del trabajo de Sísifo. Lo más acertado sería pensar que nuestro acercamiento es parecido al recorrido de una cinta de Moebius y aunque consigamos agotar el recorrido, siempre seremos conscientes de la breve e inasible distancia existente en el mismo punto de cada lado de la cinta. Este viaje que muchos quieren entender como absurdo, es el viaje de lo subjetivo, de aquello que nos permite acercarnos a las ideas para conocerlas poco a poco, lentamente, frente al eficaz conocimiento lógico, analítico, anatómico que, como el niño que desmonta los objetos, algunos investigadores intentan aplicar, desmontando los edificios, pensando que dentro están las ideas. No obstante todos se ven obligados a reconocer que ese trabajo sí que es absurdo porque nos lleva a la nada, quizás solo a la destrucción del pensamiento a favor del conocimiento ineficaz de la realidad.El otro conocimiento que proponemos consiste en una actitud alternativa, aquella que reivindica lo subjetivo frente a lo objetivo, para establecer como mecanismo de conocimiento una acotación del mundo que nos rodea, de los temas que nos

  4. Otra vez hablando de lo que habla

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    García Calvo, Agustín

    2011-01-01

    Reconociendo la contradicción que se da entre la lengua DE que se habla y la lengua EN que se habla, se trata de hacer sentir al lector la inmensa complejidad de la máquina de la lengua, que nos pasa casi enteramente desapercibida. Para entender esto es preciso darse cuenta de que el artilugio de la lengua se encuentra en un nivel sub-conciente, común, que no pertenece a nadie. Hablamos así de bien gracias a que no nos damos cuenta de lo que hacemos cuando hablamos. Esto se ilustra negativame...

  5. La falta de Laclau: lo imaginario

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    Julio Aibar

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available En la obra de Laclau hay una clara deficiencia: la del registro de lo Imaginario. La no inclusión de ese registro en el andamiaje conceptual que sostiene a la teoría de la hegemonía, hace que la misma sea endeble en sus principales desarrollos. En este artículo doy cuenta, a la luz de la obra de Lacan, del silencio teórico de Laclau, para después explorar las consecuencias de dicho silencio para el análisis político.

  6. Leer lo estético desde lo político

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    Verónica Peñafiel

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available En el Ecuador, y específicamente en la vida política del país, el teatro ha jugado un papel más importante del que se le ha reconocido. Pensar lo estético relacionado con lo político, puede ser una interesante clave de lectura para el teatro quiteño y, me arriesgo a afirmar, para el teatro a secas. Este análisis no se lo hará desde el teatro político, se pretende, más bien, analizar la dimensión política del mismo y de la relación entre teatro y política. Dicha dimensión política ha tomado diversas caras. Con los matices posibles, ha pasado de las salas a la calle, del costumbrismo a lo grotesco, de las compañías a los grupos. Comprender estos matices con la óptica de lo político puede dar pistas para articular una lógica estética del teatro quiteño

  7. Patrimonio cultural: lo intangible se hace tangible

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    William Heredia Orjuela

    2004-11-01

    Full Text Available Se presentan tres reflexiones a manera de ensayo, elaboradas por estudiantes de vii semestre de la Facultad de Administración de Empresas Turísticas y Hoteleras. El tema central que engloba los escritos es el de la responsabilidad frente al patrimonio cultural, su valoración y su relación con el turismo. En el ensayo La protección del patrimonio cultural como reflejo del ser humano, la estudiante cecilia hinosTrosa hace un llamado de atención frente al problema del tráfico ilícito de bienes que conlleva la pérdida de testimonios de la cultura humana. El escrito de la estudiante mariel cecilia hernández destaca las bondades de recuperar las tradiciones y de cómo éstas se pueden difundir a través del turismo. Por último, el estudiante William heredia hace una reflexión sobre la tangibilidad de lo intangible, en el ensayo Patrimonio Cultural: lo tangible se hace intangible, donde destaca la declaratoria del Carnaval de Barranquilla como patrimonio oral e intangible de la humanidad.

  8. Otra vez hablando de lo que habla

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    García Calvo, Agustín

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Reconociendo la contradicción que se da entre la lengua DE que se habla y la lengua EN que se habla, se trata de hacer sentir al lector la inmensa complejidad de la máquina de la lengua, que nos pasa casi enteramente desapercibida. Para entender esto es preciso darse cuenta de que el artilugio de la lengua se encuentra en un nivel sub-conciente, común, que no pertenece a nadie. Hablamos así de bien gracias a que no nos damos cuenta de lo que hacemos cuando hablamos. Esto se ilustra negativamente con varios fenómenos lingüísticos bien conocidos: la pronunciación pedante de ciertas palabras, las alternancias “se me cayó” / ”me se cayó” y otras, etc., además de hacer ver lo inútil de empeñarse en pronunciar a conciencia los fonemas estraños de la lengua que uno aprende.

  9. New EdF's three challenges

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    Lepetit, V.

    2005-01-01

    The opening of 15% of Electricite de France (EdF) capital to the private sector will allow the first world electric utility to raise 7 billions of euros of cash flow. EdF will have also to face the new European situation: a strained market, several consolidations to come and many competitors to deal with. EdF has to re-launch its production tool and to reinforce its interconnection capacities if it wants to stay the number one of power exports in Europe. The integration of Edison company (Italy) by EdF gives access to new gas capacities but other resources have to be found if EdF wants to enlarge its gas offer. A new concentration era is foreseen in Europe and EdF will have to seize the economic growth opportunities in particular in Europe and China. (J.S.)

  10. Hand-held ultrasound serving three EDs.

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    2007-02-01

    Having a portable ultrasound available to your ED will enable you to perform scans during the nighttime hours, instead of having patients wait for several hours until the radiology department opens. Additional time can be saved by having a technologist read the scans, which frees your ED physicians for other duties. Having ED docs contact the technologist directly, rather than going through a resident, also saves valuable time. Arriving at a diagnosis more quickly provides a boost to patient safety.

  11. Lo fantástico europeo y lo fantástico latinoamericano

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    Arcila Buendía, Luz Betty

    2016-01-01

    Tesis doctoral inédita leída en la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Departamento de Lingüística, Lenguas Modernas, Lógica y Tª de la Ciencia y Tª de la Literatura y Literatura Comparada. Fecha de lectura: 17-06-2016 En esta tesis reconocimos las diferencias y similitudes entre lo fantástico europeo y lo fantástico latinoamericano mediante la categorización de los rasgos de la narración fantástica a partir de las aportaciones teóricas de Tzvetan Todorov,...

  12. Espacio y subjetividad. Orden social desde lo privado y lo público

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    Graciela Vélez Bautista

    2005-01-01

    En este artículo se plantea la relación entre subjetividad, espacio y género como uno de los enfoques que explican la identificación de los hombres con el espacio público y de las mujeres con el espacio privado, desde una perspectiva cultural e histórica, cuya huella en la subjetividad prevalece a pesar de las transformaciones modernas en la concepción de lo femenino y masculino, así como de lo privado y público.

  13. Lo que son mujeres en los escenarios

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    González Cañal, Rafael

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available In this article I review the publishing and stage trajectory of one of Rojas Zorrilla’s most significant plays: Lo que son mujeres. As well as collecting a list of the different editions, I emphasize the 1822 version by the Mexican Manuel Eduardo de Gorostiza, which started a new renaissance period for this play on stage. I also analyze the 1899 one-act version by Emilio Bobadilla. Finally, I include all the different productions between the 17th and the 19th centuries, and address the little interest aroused in the 20th century–suffice to say that it has not been staged even during these early years of the 21st century when the centenary of Rojas Zorrilla is being celebrated.En este artículo se hace un repaso detallado de la fortuna editorial y escénica de una de las obras más significativas de Rojas Zorrilla: Lo que son mujeres. Aparte de recoger las diferentes ediciones de la misma, se hace hincapié en la refundición del mexicano Manuel Eduardo de Gorostiza, estrenada en 1822, que abrió un período de cierta recuperación de este texto dramático en los escenarios. Se analiza también la refundición que llevó a cabo en un solo acto Emilio Bobadilla en 1899. Finalmente, se registran todas las representaciones conocidas de la obra desde el siglo XVII hasta el siglo XIX y se constata el poco interés que ha despertado en los escenarios del siglo XX. Incluso en los últimos años, en los que los montajes de obras de Rojas comienzan a ser más frecuentes, esta obra no ha sido todavía llevada a escena.

  14. IoT devices and applications based on LoRa/LoRaWAN

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    Khutsoane, Oratile C

    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available such as smart water management systems. However, they require high energy-efficient sensor nodes that are able to communicate across long distance. This motivates the development of many Low-Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) technologies, such as LoRa, to fulfill...

  15. LO PÚBLICO O LO PRIVADO: UN PRESUPUESTO DE VIRTUD EN ARISTÓTELES

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    Iván Cadavid

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Uno de los temas coyunturales de toda la teoría política del estagirita es el de lo público versus lo privado, desde el cual puede catalogarse la virtud o el vicio de un gobierno. Pero, entiéndase bien, para Aristóteles no puede existir una política buena o mala, que no devenga de una ética que la determine.De este modo, el tema de la virtud ética del gobernante, que es quienestá llamado a elegir entre lo público y lo privado, determina no solo su virtud sino también el futuro de una comunidad política. Pero aquí surge el problema, pues puede pensarse que si se privilegia al individuo se descuida a la sociedad, y a contrario sensu, si se privilegia la sociedad, se descuida al individuo. ¿Cómo sortear este problema? Ésta y otras cuestiones parecidas son las que se pretenden resolver en este artículo.

  16. Úložný nábytek v předsíni

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    Kovařík, Matěj

    2014-01-01

    This baccaulerate work deals with problems of storage spaces in the interior, especially in the hall. Typology of the storage spaces, ergonomics, its historical development, materials and current trends this industry are mentioned in the work. The work also includes survey of the current state of storage furniture in the hall, summary and based on custom design layouts for different sizes halls households.

  17. The Impact of "ED" on Educational Research.

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    Florio, David H.

    1980-01-01

    The purposes, structure, and component parts of the newly formed Department of Education (ED) organizations from which educational research programs will be administered are discussed. As the climate surrounding ED changes, opportunities to take advantage of the elevated status of research will be presented. (Author/RL)

  18. 77 FR 50185 - LoCorr Fund Management, LLC and LoCorr Investment Trust; Notice of Application

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    2012-08-20

    ... Fund Management, LLC and LoCorr Investment Trust; Notice of Application August 14, 2012. AGENCY.... Applicants: LoCorr Fund Management, LLC (``LFM'' or the ``Adviser'') and LoCorr Investment Trust (the ``Trust... Mary Kay Frech, Branch Chief, at (202) 551-6821 (Division of Investment Management, Office of...

  19. ENTRE LO INDIO, LO NEGRO Y LO INCAICO: LA JERARQUÍA ESPACIAL DE LA DIFERENCIA EN EL PERÚ MULTICULTURAL

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    Shane Greene

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo examina los problemas encontrados por un programa estatal sobre multiculturalismo afro-indígena en Perú dentro del marco de la historia intelectual de la nación, sus regiones, y las ideologías que las gobiernan. En vez de presentar un recuento comparativo sobre las políticas aplicadas a afro-descendientes e indígenas a nivel regional Latinoamericano enfatizando «raza» versus «cultura» arguyo que se debe prestar más atención a las formas en las que el multiculturalismo afro-indígena se «peruaniza» en el proceso de la expansión global/regional. El caso peruano es particularmente interesante por la forma en la que el Estado separa sus sujetos multiculturales por región (reconociendo los andinos, amazónicos, y afroperuanos que son implícitamente de la costa. También analizo cómo la larga fascinación de la nación con la figura del inca permite que los andinos tengan un estatus de elite indígena dentro de la imaginación multicultural. La influencia histórica de lo que llamo el «apartado inca» sugiere posibilidades para poder comparar todos aquellos sujetos definidos como no andinos / no incas, y particularmente para los afroperuanos e indígenas amazónicos en este contexto.

  20. The Lo Aguirre research reactor refurbishment

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    Torres-Oviedo, G.

    1990-01-01

    A description is given of the main work which had to be performed on the experimental reactor of the Lo Aguirre nuclear power plant (RECH-2), following which it recently came into operation. In particular, an outline is given of the main changes and improvements made with regard to reactor physics calculations, the systems and components in the facility, and repair of existing fuel elements. Special importance was attached to the definition, application and meeting of nuclear safety requirements and the implementation of a consistent quality assurance programme. Certain aspects of the work performed, by virtue of the scope and importance of the tasks involved, resulted in clear improvements to and modernization of the facility - for example, the construction of a new control room, the construction of a computerized radiation protection and surveillance control room, the reconstruction of the primary coolant circuit, the complete refitting of reactor instrumentation to incorporate a computerized data acquisition system, the redesign and construction of reactor water treatment plants, improvements in experimental devices and the design and construction of new experimental devices. The reactor, construction of which was resumed in 1986, attained criticality on 6 September 1989 using the HEU fuel available. We are now at the stage of characterizing the reactor by measuring process and nuclear parameters prior to commencing power operation

  1. Advances in LO2 Propellant Conditioning

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    Mehta, Gopal; Orth, Michael; Stone, William; Perry, Gretchen; Holt, Kimberly; Suter, John

    1994-01-01

    This paper describes the cryogenic testing and analysis that has recently been completed as part of a multi-year effort to develop a new, more robust and operable LO2 propellant conditioning system. Phase 1 of the program consisted of feasibility demonstrations ot four novel propellant conditioning concepts. A no-bleed, passive propellant conditioning option was shown for the first time to successfully provide desired propellant inlet conditions. The benefits of passive conditioning are reduced operations costs, decreased hardware costs, enhanced operability and increased reliability on future expendable launch vehicles In Phase 2 of the test program, effects of major design parameters were studied and design correlation for future vehicle design were developed. Simultaneously, analytical models were developed and validated. Over 100 tests were conducted with a full-scale feedline using LN2 as the test fluid. A circulation pump provided a range of pressure and flow conditions. The test results showed that the passive propellant conditioning system is insensitive to variations in many of the parameters. The test program provides the validation necessary to incorporate the passive conditioning system into the baseline of future vehicles. Modeling of these systems using computational fluid dynamics seems highly promising.

  2. ED breast cases and other breast emergencies.

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    Khadem, Nasim; Reddy, Sravanthi; Lee, Sandy; Larsen, Linda; Walker, Daphne

    2016-02-01

    Patients with pathologic processes of the breast commonly present in the Emergency Department (ED). Familiarity with the imaging and management of the most common entities is essential for the radiologist. Additionally, it is important to understand the limitations of ED imaging and management in the acute setting and to recognize when referrals to a specialty breast center are necessary. The goal of this article is to review the clinical presentations, pathophysiology, imaging, and management of emergency breast cases and common breast pathology seen in the ED.

  3. Lo sportivo: un soggetto immunocompromesso? Fattori di rischio e misure preventive

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    E. Castellacci

    2003-05-01

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    Una problematica comune nell’atleta, durante il periodo successivo a sforzo fisico intenso, è rappresentata dall’aumento dell’incidenza di patologie infettive, sia di origine virale che batterica.

    Nonostante la buona forma fisica, le corrette abitudini di vita e, almeno nel caso dei professionisti, i frequenti controlli medici, lo sportivo va incontro a problemi riconducibili ad una ridotta risposta immunitaria in precisi momenti della sua attività. In realtà, è noto che i linfociti vengono mobilizzati nel sangue prima e durante l’esercizio fisico; tuttavia la concentrazione dei linfociti si riduce notevolmente dopo l’esercizio stesso.

    Si assiste quindi ad un calo dell’attività del sistema immunitario nella fase post esercizio; questo fenomeno, che viene definito come “open window”, si concretizza in un elevato rischio di infezioni in corso di allenamento intensivo o durante le due settimane seguenti eventi sportivi di particolare impegno atletico. Esistono poi diverse concause che contribuiscono ad elevare la suscettibilità dell’atleta alle infezioni: gli elevati ritmi respiratori, fattori dietetici e nutrizionali, i microtraumi muscolari. Inoltre un’alta concentrazione ematica di catecolamine, adrenalina e noradrenalina corrisponde alle fasi di maggiore attivazione linfocitaria, mentre la fase successiva all’esercizio, francamente cortisolica, corrisponde alla riduzione della concentrazione linfocitaria. Non si può inoltre non notare come, se problematiche del genere colpiscono gli atleti professionisti, seguiti costantemente da uno staff medico di prim’ordine, molto più grandi possono essere gli effetti di queste fenomenologie sui praticanti di sport minori ed amatoriali, dove la preparazione fisica ed atletica e la vigilanza medica sono a volte potenzialmente molto più limitate. Inoltre, gli atleti sono spesso sottoposti a spostamenti a seguito dei loro impegni agonistici e devono quindi essere

  4. MicroED data collection and processing

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    Hattne, Johan; Reyes, Francis E.; Nannenga, Brent L.; Shi, Dan; Cruz, M. Jason de la [Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Ashburn, VA 20147 (United States); Leslie, Andrew G. W. [Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge (United Kingdom); Gonen, Tamir, E-mail: gonent@janelia.hhmi.org [Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Ashburn, VA 20147 (United States)

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    The collection and processing of MicroED data are presented. MicroED, a method at the intersection of X-ray crystallography and electron cryo-microscopy, has rapidly progressed by exploiting advances in both fields and has already been successfully employed to determine the atomic structures of several proteins from sub-micron-sized, three-dimensional crystals. A major limiting factor in X-ray crystallography is the requirement for large and well ordered crystals. By permitting electron diffraction patterns to be collected from much smaller crystals, or even single well ordered domains of large crystals composed of several small mosaic blocks, MicroED has the potential to overcome the limiting size requirement and enable structural studies on difficult-to-crystallize samples. This communication details the steps for sample preparation, data collection and reduction necessary to obtain refined, high-resolution, three-dimensional models by MicroED, and presents some of its unique challenges.

  5. Modeling the Energy Performance of LoRaWAN

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    Casals, Lluís; Mir, Bernat; Vidal, Rafael; Gomez, Carles

    2017-01-01

    LoRaWAN is a flagship Low-Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technology that has highly attracted much attention from the community in recent years. Many LoRaWAN end-devices, such as sensors or actuators, are expected not to be powered by the electricity grid; therefore, it is crucial to investigate the energy consumption of LoRaWAN. However, published works have only focused on this topic to a limited extent. In this paper, we present analytical models that allow the characterization of LoRaWAN...

  6. Fusión vs. cultura organizacional. Lo real y lo virtual

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    William Castillo

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Las organizaciones en las ultimas decadas han presenciado el cambio de concepcion sobre lo que se desean alcanzar dentro del mundo de los negocios, donde se promueven movimientos radicales, estos traen consigo oportunidades y riesgo por enfrentar. Una de las premisas basicas sobre este topico es el desenvolvimiento de las organizaciones en un mercado globalizado, enfrentadas en conflictos internos y externos, generando ademas una variacion en la estrcutura organizacional, cultura empresarial y en la toma de decisiones sobre las estrategias para adaptarse al cambio.

  7. Lo práctico y lo formal. Arquetipos masculino/femenino de poder

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    García de León Álvarez, María Antonia

    2008-01-01

    La autora efectúa una síntesis de sus numerosas investigaciones sobre las élites femeninas españolas en los más diversos campos (académico, científico, político, periodístico, etc.) y su relación con el poder. Reconduce sus observaciones a dos arquetipos, al modo de dicotomías «levistrausianas»: lo práctico y formal, siendo el primero ejemplificado en la universal figura literaria quijotesca que la autora denomina «sanchas». Sobre dicha dualidad, la autora realiza un esfuerzo de interpretació...

  8. Cine y censura en Chile: Entre lo local y lo transnacional, 1910-1945

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    Purcell, Fernando

    2011-01-01

    Este trabajo considera el fenómeno de la censura cinematográfica en Chile durante la primera mitad del siglo XX. El argumento central, elaborado a partir de documentación recogida en Chile y los Estados Unidos, es que lejos de ser un fenómeno estrictamente local, la censura cinematográfica chilena se debatió y aplicó a la luz del diálogo y participación de numerosos y variados actores internacionales. Esto fue posible gracias al predominio hegemónico global del cine hollywoodense, lo que faci...

  9. LO CIERTO Y LO INCIERTO DEL JUEGO Y LA LÚDICA EN LA ESCUELA

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    Jenny Johana Castro Ballén

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available El presente escrito contiene la reflexión sobre el papel que cumplen el juego y la lúdica en la escuela apartir de lo que maestras y maestros piensan sobre estos dos conceptos y, en general, desde la preocupaciónporque cada vez más la escuela, como institución social, pareciera querer alejar al individuo deconstruirse como ser humano y social debido a su carácter prescriptivo hasta para el goce, el disfrutede placeres sencillos, el ocio, el tiempo libre, entre otros. Las ideas y cuestionamientos sobre las prácticas,usos y desusos del juego y la lúdica que aquí se exponen tienen como propósito invitar al lectora dialogar, actuar y transformar las prácticas educativas caracterizadas por actividades condicionadasque corroboran el deseo de control y disciplinamiento de la institución escolar, pues continúa predominandola perspectiva utilitaria del juego y la lúdica en la escuela. Desde allí se construye una críticacontundente que, se espera, anime la búsqueda y fortalecimiento de experiencias alternativas para eltiempo y el espacio escolar, subvirtiendo el orden establecido y reivindicando el placer y la diversiónen lo cotidiano.

  10. LO íntimo, lo doméstico y lo público: representaciones sociales y estilos de vida en la España ilustrada

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    Mónica BOLUFER PERUGA

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: A partir de los textos autobiográficos, correspondencia y otros escritos de diversos personajes vinculados al reformismo ilustrado en la España del siglo xviii, este trabajo estudia los modos en que en sus representaciones de la sociedad y sus imágenes de sí mismos se articulaban los ámbitos de lo íntimo, lo doméstico y lo público, poniendo de relieve las diferencias que este engarce presentaba para hombres y mujeres, tanto en lo social como en lo personal, así como la significativa evolución experimentada a lo largo de los últimos decenios del siglo xvín y en los primeros años del xix.ABSTRACT: Based on autobiographical writings, correspondence and other works of men and women linked to enlightened reformism in eighteenth-century Spain, this paper studies how they played with the notions of intimacy, domesticity and public life when representing models of social organization and building self images. Differences between men and women experiences and languages are underlined, as well as changes during the last decades of the eighteenth century and the beginning of the nineteenth century.

  11. Como Lo Hago Yo: Mielomeningocele En Bolivia

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    Dabdoub, Carlos F.; Dabdoub, Carlos B.; Villavicencio, Ramiro; Quevedo, Germán

    2014-01-01

    Introducción: Las malformaciones del tubo neural (MTN) representan la segunda causa más frecuente de anomalías congénitas, luego de las cardiopatías. En este grupo se destaca el mielomeningocele (MMC) por su mayor incidencia, y por ser la más incapacitante y la más compleja entre todas las demás malformaciones del sistema nervioso c`entral (SNC). En Bolivia, como en muchos países de Sudamérica, los bajos niveles socio-culturales y la debilidad en el sistema sanitario, hacen que su incidencia y su morbilidad, sean mayores que en las naciones más desarrolladas. Material y Métodos: Se realizó un estudio retrospectivo y descriptivo de 70 casos de MMC, atendidos por un equipo multidisciplinario en el Hospital Universitario Japonés (HUJ) de Santa Cruz de la Sierra, entre 2008-2011. De ellos, 60 fueron intervenidos quirúrgicamente. Resultados: Se realizaron controles prenatales sólo en 27 mujeres (38.6%), diagnosticándose una disrafia espinal en apenas dos casos (7.4%). La edad de ingreso del MMC en su mayoría fue después de las 24 horas (65.6%), predominando su localización en la región lumbosacra (64.3%). De ellos, 67.2% eran abiertos, presentando un 32.9% un daño neurológico motor parcial mientras que 47.1% tenían paraplejia por debajo de la lesión. De los 70 casos, tres (4.3%) no fueron intervenidos, por presentar defectos congénitos severos o estado general grave. Las principales complicaciones posoperatorias inmediatas fueron: dehiscencia de sutura y/o infección de la herida (16.6%), fístula de líquido cefalorraquídeo (LCR) (10%) e infección del SNC (11.7%). La mortalidad general y postoperatoria fue de 7.1% y 3.3%, respectivamente. Al mes de vida presentaban hidrocefalia un 80% de los pacientes operados, colocándose una derivación ventriculoperitoneal (DVP) de presión media. De 9 pacientes que tuvieron un acompanamiento de dos o más años, seis presentaron una médula anclada, que fueron intervenidas quirúrgicamente. Conclusi

  12. On the quantitativeness of EDS STEM

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    Lugg, N.R. [Institute of Engineering Innovation, The University of Tokyo, 2-11-16, Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan); Kothleitner, G. [Institute for Electron Microscopy and Nanoanalysis, Graz University of Technology, Steyrergasse 17, 8010 Graz (Austria); Centre for Electron Microscopy, Steyrergasse 17, 8010 Graz (Austria); Shibata, N.; Ikuhara, Y. [Institute of Engineering Innovation, The University of Tokyo, 2-11-16, Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan)

    2015-04-15

    Chemical mapping using energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) in scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) has recently shown to be a powerful technique in analyzing the elemental identity and location of atomic columns in materials at atomic resolution. However, most applications of EDS STEM have been used only to qualitatively map whether elements are present at specific sites. Obtaining calibrated EDS STEM maps so that they are on an absolute scale is a difficult task and even if one achieves this, extracting quantitative information about the specimen – such as the number or density of atoms under the probe – adds yet another layer of complexity to the analysis due to the multiple elastic and inelastic scattering of the electron probe. Quantitative information may be obtained by comparing calibrated EDS STEM with theoretical simulations, but in this case a model of the structure must be assumed a priori. Here we first theoretically explore how exactly elastic and thermal scattering of the probe confounds the quantitative information one is able to extract about the specimen from an EDS STEM map. We then show using simulation how tilting the specimen (or incident probe) can reduce the effects of scattering and how it can provide quantitative information about the specimen. We then discuss drawbacks of this method – such as the loss of atomic resolution along the tilt direction – but follow this with a possible remedy: precession averaged EDS STEM mapping. - Highlights: • Signal obtained in EDS STEM maps (of STO) compared to non-channelling signal. • Deviation from non-channelling signal occurs in on-axis experiments. • Tilting specimen: signal close to non-channelling case but atomic resolution is lost. • Tilt-precession series: non-channelling signal and atomic-resolution features obtained. • Associated issues are discussed.

  13. Transient data acquisition techniques under EDS

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    Telford, S.

    1985-06-01

    This paper is the first of a series which describes the Enrichment Diagnostic System (EDS) developed for the MARS project at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Although EDS was developed for use on AVLIS, the functional requirements, overall design, and specific techniques are applicable to any experimental data acquisition system involving large quantities of transient data. In particular this paper will discuss the techniques and equipment used to do the data acquisition. Included are what types of hardware are used and how that hardware (CAMAC, digital oscilloscopes) is interfaced to the HP computers. In this discussion the author will address the problems encountered and the solutions used, as well as the performance of the instrument/computer interfaces. The second topic the author will discuss is how the acquired data is associated to graphics and analysis portions of EDS through efficient real time data bases. This discussion will include how the acquired data is folded into the overall structure of EDS providing the user immediate access to raw and analyzed data. By example you will see how easily a new diagnostic can be added to the EDS structure without modifying the other parts of the system. 8 figs

  14. El anudamiento de lo sexual y lo cultural en la obra de Freud

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    Gómez Sánchez, Carlos

    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available The study of the culture in Freud was not a mere complement, but it contributed from its beginning to forge the psychoanalytic hypotheses and concepts. It is essential, nevertheless, to indicate the characters and limits of the “applied psychoanalysis” (1. After reconsidering the Freudian concept of sexuality –driven, non instinctive– and the controversy with authors like Bloch, the purpose of this article is to show why –for Freud– it is the repressed sexuality that structures the psychic apparatus (2. Through Mourning and Melancholia and The Ego and the Id this article analyzes the knotting established by Freud between the sexuality and the culture, between the wish and the rule (3, with the final intention of finding in the tension between archaism and progress (4 one of the cultural problems boarded in Freud’s final works, the conception of history, and to point out the main lines of influence of the psychoanalysis in the philosophical thought of the twentieth century.El estudio de la cultura no fue en Freud un mero complemento, sino que contribuyó desde un principio a fraguar las hipótesis y conceptos psicoanalíticos. Es preciso, sin embargo, señalar los caracteres y límites del “psicoanálisis aplicado” (1. Tras reconsiderar el concepto freudiano de sexualidad –pulsional, no instintiva– y la polémica con autores como Bloch, se trata de poner de manifiesto por qué, para Freud, es la sexualidad lo que se reprime y estructura el psiquismo (2. A través de Duelo y melancolía y El yo y el ello se analiza el anudamiento establecido por Freud entre lo sexual y lo cultural, entre el deseo y la norma (3, para plantear, finalmente, en la tensión entre arcaísmo y progreso (4, uno de los problemas culturales abordados en las obras finales de Freud, el de la concepción de la historia, y apuntar las principales líneas de influencia del psicoanálisis en el pensamiento filosófico del siglo XX.

  15. Maniobras estratégicas: combinando lo razonable y lo efectivo en el discurso argumentativo

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    Frans H. van Eemeren

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    Full Text Available Después de explicar su concepción de la argumentación como tema para teorizar, Frans H. van Eemeren presenta un esbozo del programa de investigación del acercamiento pragma-dialéctico a la argumentación, introduciendo los principales componentes de la teoría de la argumentación que resultan del desarrollo de este programa. Posteriormente se centra en el problema fundamental que confrontan los teóricos de la argumentación al buscar distinguir entre los movimientos argumentativos razonables y los falaces. Al respecto, presenta el tratamiento pragma-dialéctico de las falacias como una alternativa constructiva a las severas críticas dirigidas al tratamiento estándar lógico. En la perspectiva pragma-dialéctica, las falacias se consideran violaciones de las reglas para conducir una discusión crítica orientada a resolver una diferencia de opinión de fondo, lo que está en juego en el discurso argumentativo. Van Eemeren introduce la noción de maniobra estratégica para explicar el poder persuasivo de las falacias, a pesar de tratarse de argumentaciones que van en contra de lo razonable. La noción de maniobra estratégica captura el predicamento inherente a todo movimiento argumentativo de reconciliar, a la vez, la búsqueda de resultados efectivos con la necesidad de respetar parámetros razonables. Las falacias son descarrilamientos de las maniobras estratégicas que violan una o más reglas de la discusión crítica. A través de la distinción entre un argumento de autoridad razonable y el argumentum ad verecundiam (que corresponde con una falacia van Eemeren concluye su ensayo explicando, con este ejemplo, por qué los descarrilamientos de las maniobras estratégicas pueden, en la práctica, pasar tan fácilmente inadvertidos, lo que ayuda a que las falacias no sean detectadas.

  16. Lo relativo y lo universal en la defensa de las humanidades para la democracia

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    Liliana Galindo

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    Full Text Available Cuando se pone en duda la importancia del estudio de las humanidades aparecen varios argumentos en su defensa. En este ensayo se analiza uno de ellos: la democracia las necesita. A partir del modelo educativo para la democracia que Martha Nussbaum propone en Sin fines de lucro: por qué la democracia necesita de las humanidades se explora la noción de educación liberal, la necesidad de la democracia y la idea de humanidad que aparecen en este argumento, con el fin de preguntarnos sobre la importancia que se le da al estudio especializado de las humanidades en la educación superior, lo que se entiende por ellas, su autonomía frente a su función para la democracia, y la manera en que educan la forma en que vemos a los otros y nos relacionamos con ellos. 

  17. Lo orgánico y lo funcional en psiquiatría

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    Roberto Anselmo Ramos Valverde

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available El desarrollo acelerado de las neurociencias en las últimas dos décadas permitió rescatar al cerebro de las sombras cartesianas donde se encontraba condenado, demostrándose que todo fenómeno psíquico, normal o morboso, tiene como sustento material a este órgano gestor de las funciones psíquicas. De esta manera quedó esclarecido que los trastornos mentales desencadenados por acontecimientos psicosociales estresantes actúan sobre el cerebro, provocando cambios neuroquímicos a nivel molecular responsables de la sintomatología que los tipifica, conjugándose etiopatogénicamente los factores biológicos, psicológicos y sociales gestores de estos desórdenes mentales. (1 Se distinguen en psiquiatría dos tipos de perfiles clínicos que los clásicos semiólogos clasificaron en síndromes orgánicos y funcionales; los primeros causados por alteraciones estructurales a nivel histopatológico en el cerebro o sus envolturas, nombradas afecciones orgánicas propiamente dichas, y síntomáticas cuando afectan el metabolismo cerebral a distancia; los segundos sustentan los cambios a nivel molecular, afectando la constitución química del cerebro por factores psicosociales, hereditarios y congénitos. (1 Los avances neurobiológicos esclarecen la multicausalidad de los trastornos mentales y el papel organogénico del cerebro, sustentado en su capacidad intrínseca de reflejar la realidad objetiva, que al perderse origina el espectro psicopatológico que hoy conocemos. (2 Algunos autores contemporáneos a partir del resurgimiento del protagonismo cerebral en la cristalización de los trastornos mentales, plantean que las fronteras entre lo orgánico y lo funcional se quebraron y que la enfermedad mental es orgánica en toda su extensión dada la obligada participación etiológica del cerebro. Soy del criterio que la actual omnipresencia cerebral en la generación de los procesos psicológicos, es sin duda, una virtud trascendente de la ciencia

  18. ¿Lo aprecias o lo odias? Tus gestos al hablar pueden delatarte

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    Full Text Available Los diestros tienden a valorar positivamente la derecha y los zurdos la izquierda. En un estudio reciente se analizaron los gestos que acompañaban los discursos de los candidatos a presidente de EE.UU. John Kerry y George Bush (ambos diestros en las elecciones de 2004, y de John McCain y Barack Obama (ambos zurdos en las de 2008. Los candidatos diestros usaron más la mano derecha cuando hablaban de cosas positivas y la mano izquierda para cosas negativas, en tanto que los zurdos hicieron lo contrario. Esto revela un vínculo hasta ahora desconocido entre la lateralidad manual, los gestos expresivos y la emoción.

  19. El acuerdo de París: entre lo posible y lo necesario

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    El 12 de Diciembre de 2015 en el seno de Naciones Unidas 195 países adoptaron el denominado Acuerdo de París, comprometiéndose a limitar las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero(GEI), que son el motor del cambio climático. Una vez pasadas las primeras reacciones de satisfaccióno de decepción, el desarrollo del Acuerdo suscita una serie de interrogantes: ¿Qué retos plantea a las partes firmantes? ¿Qué repercusiones tendrá en el corto y en el medio plazo? Y lo más importante: ¿Será un i...

  20. TED-Ed lessons & TED-Ed clubs: Educational activities to amplify students' voices

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    Villias, Georgios

    2017-04-01

    TED-Ed lessons and TED-Ed clubs are two powerful educational tools that can be used in today's school classrooms in order to create an educational environment that is engaging for the students and favors their active participation, created and fostered by TED-Ed. TED-Ed is TED's educational initiative, committed to create lessons worth sharing and amplify the voices and ideas of teachers and students around the world. TED-Ed animated lessons are fully organized lessons structured around an animated video that introduces new topics to learners in an exciting, thought-provoking way. These lessons have been created as a result of the cooperation between expert educators and animators and have been uploaded at the TED-Ed platform (http://ed.ted.com). On the other hand, TED-Ed Clubs are also an interesting way to offer students the chance, the voice and the opportunity to express their thoughts, engage actively on these matters and connect with each other, both at a local, as well as at an international level (http://ed.ted.com/clubs). By developing new TED-Ed lessons or by customizing appropriately existing animated TED-Ed lessons (translating, modifying the questions asked, introducing new discussion topics), I have created and implemented in my student-centered, didactic approach, a series of TED-ED animated lessons directly connected with the Greek national science syllabus that were used to spark students curiosity and initiate a further analytical discussion or introduce other relevant educational activities (http://gvillias.wixsite.com/education). Furthermore, at my school, we established Varvakeio TED-Ed Club, an environment that supports and empowers our students to research, develop and disseminate their own personal ideas that worth spreading. During the year, our members were inspired by watching TED talks presented by experts on their field on various different areas, including social, economical, environmental and technological-scientific issues. Our aim

  1. Association of ED with chronic periodontal disease.

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    Matsumoto, S; Matsuda, M; Takekawa, M; Okada, M; Hashizume, K; Wada, N; Hori, J; Tamaki, G; Kita, M; Iwata, T; Kakizaki, H

    2014-01-01

    To examine the relationship between chronic periodontal disease (CPD) and ED, the interview sheet including the CPD self-checklist (CPD score) and the five-item version of the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5) was distributed to 300 adult men who received a comprehensive dental examination. Statistical analyses were performed by the Spearman's rank correlation coefficient and other methods. Statistical significance was accepted at the level of Pdysfunction and the systematic inflammatory changes associated with CPD. The present study also suggests that dental health is important as a preventive medicine for ED.

  2. Modeling the Energy Performance of LoRaWAN.

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    Casals, Lluís; Mir, Bernat; Vidal, Rafael; Gomez, Carles

    2017-10-16

    LoRaWAN is a flagship Low-Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technology that has highly attracted much attention from the community in recent years. Many LoRaWAN end-devices, such as sensors or actuators, are expected not to be powered by the electricity grid; therefore, it is crucial to investigate the energy consumption of LoRaWAN. However, published works have only focused on this topic to a limited extent. In this paper, we present analytical models that allow the characterization of LoRaWAN end-device current consumption, lifetime and energy cost of data delivery. The models, which have been derived based on measurements on a currently prevalent LoRaWAN hardware platform, allow us to quantify the impact of relevant physical and Medium Access Control (MAC) layer LoRaWAN parameters and mechanisms, as well as Bit Error Rate (BER) and collisions, on energy performance. Among others, evaluation results show that an appropriately configured LoRaWAN end-device platform powered by a battery of 2400 mAh can achieve a 1-year lifetime while sending one message every 5 min, and an asymptotic theoretical lifetime of 6 years for infrequent communication.

  3. Modeling the Energy Performance of LoRaWAN

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    Lluís Casals

    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available LoRaWAN is a flagship Low-Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN technology that has highly attracted much attention from the community in recent years. Many LoRaWAN end-devices, such as sensors or actuators, are expected not to be powered by the electricity grid; therefore, it is crucial to investigate the energy consumption of LoRaWAN. However, published works have only focused on this topic to a limited extent. In this paper, we present analytical models that allow the characterization of LoRaWAN end-device current consumption, lifetime and energy cost of data delivery. The models, which have been derived based on measurements on a currently prevalent LoRaWAN hardware platform, allow us to quantify the impact of relevant physical and Medium Access Control (MAC layer LoRaWAN parameters and mechanisms, as well as Bit Error Rate (BER and collisions, on energy performance. Among others, evaluation results show that an appropriately configured LoRaWAN end-device platform powered by a battery of 2400 mAh can achieve a 1-year lifetime while sending one message every 5 min, and an asymptotic theoretical lifetime of 6 years for infrequent communication.

  4. La misurazione dei processi di regolazione cognitiva e metacognitiva durante lo studio con gli ipermedia

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    Roger Azevedo

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available L’apprendimento autoregolato rappresenta una modalità di apprendimento di fondamentale importanza quando ci si avvale del supporto di ambienti ipermediali. Obiettivo di questo articolo è presentare quattro assunzioni chiave che consentono la misurazione dei processi cognitivi e metacognitivi attivati durante l’apprendimento tramite ipermedia. Innanzi tutto, assumiamo che sia possibile individuare, tracciare, modellare e favorire processi di apprendimento auto-regolato durante lo studio con gli ipermedia. La seconda assunzione si focalizza sul comprendere come la complessità dei processi regolatori che avvengono durante l’apprendimento mediato da sistemi ipermediali sia importante per determinare il perché alcuni processi vengono messi in atto durante l’esecuzione di un compito. Le terza assunzione è relativa al considerare che l’utilizzo di processi di apprendimento auto-regolato possa dinamicamente cambiare nel tempo e che tali processi sono di natura ciclica (influenzati dalle condizioni interne ed esterne e da meccanismi di feedback. Infine, l’identificazione, raccolta e classificazione dei processi di apprendimento autoregolato utilizzati durante lo studio con sistemi ipermediali, può risultare un compito alquanto difficoltoso.

  5. Mitigating Inter-Network Interference in LoRa Networks

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    Voigt, Thiemo; Bor, Martin; Roedig, Utz; Alonso, Juan

    2017-01-01

    Long Range (LoRa) is a popular technology used to construct Low-Power Wide-Area Network (LPWAN) networks. Given the popularity of LoRa it is likely that multiple independent LoRa networks are deployed in close proximity. In this situation, neighbouring networks interfere and methods have to be found to combat this interference. In this paper we investigate the use of directional antennae and the use of multiple base stations as methods of dealing with inter-network interference. Directional a...

  6. Mujeres de Edipo y los avatares de lo femenino en la mentalidad de occidente

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    María del Refugio Navarro-Hernández

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    Full Text Available La crítica a la modernidad plantea una intervención a la centralidad misma del paradigma del sistema patriarcal, para develar la relación elíptica entre masculino-femenino como ontologías equidistantes entre sí, y enlazadas no solo como una complementariedad clásica, sino como la estructura de la simbolización de lo masculino desde el silencio de la madre. Se analiza, desde la construcción de lo simbólico de las estructu-ras del mito, hacia una explicación hermenéutica de las apreciaciones de las conductas más estandarizadas de las mujeres mexicanas, que pueden ser un modelo comprensivo de la interioridad femenina. Así se encuentra que la sexualidad materna y sus implicaciones en el Edipo nos ofrecen un cuestionamiento esencial a la cultura occidental y una nueva perspectiva para aprehender los avatares de la mentalidad. Una topolo-gía desmanteladora del proceso edípico y una tesis epistémica de la fe-minidad. Juego de desplazamientos y trampas de espejismos en las es-trategias de las relaciones, la trama de la red, la funcionalidad del siste-ma patriarcal y una exposición de relatos claves de la conformación del ente masculino de occidente, hasta convertirse en un ser integral (Edipo-Job que se define en la perversidad o monstruosidad de sus dominaciones y poderes, que lo hacen errar ciego y sostenido por Antígonas; estas herederas de todas las mujeres de Edipo, esfinges o pedazos que, de ideal en ideal, se adhieren a la persona de Edipo mientras vaga en las sombras, en el silencio de su amante y madre.

  7. Verbo come elemento della frase in friulano ed in frances

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    Full Text Available Il presente lavoro e dedicato a una parte della sfera del verbo nel friulano  lettera­ rio della seconda meta del ventesimo secolo, alla perifrasi verbale e alla locuzione verbale. Nella definizione della perifrasi verbale (PV ho seguito il modello dei lin­ guisti spagnoli Javier Garcia Gonzales, Fernandez de Castro e Leonard Gomez Torrego, essendo ilpunto di partenza ilmio postulato che la PV rappresenti in friu­ lano una categoria grammaticale a parte o, almeno, una categoria in via di gramma­ ticalizzazione. Parallelamente alla situazione in friulano osservo quella nel francese scritto contemporaneo, con lo scopo di constatare delle eventuali somiglianze e diffe­ renze. Tenendo in considerazione la realta linguistica nella regione Friuli-Venezia Giulia, dove le interferenze fra l'italiano, il friulano ed il veneto sono tali che un non-friulanofono non riesce facilmente a distinguere quando si tratta di un sintag­ ma di origine friulana e quando di un calco sintattico sull'italiano, sembra oppor­ tuno, in numerosi casi, confrontare ilsintagma friulano e quello francese anche con la variante corrispondente in italiano letterario moderno; inoltre, nel capitolo in cui sono trattati i cosiddetti tempi bicomposti, vengono citati alcuni esempi nelle diver­ se varieta venete.

  8. Spazio, movimento, prospettiva ed empatia: un prototipo di videogame didattico

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    Pio Alfredo Di Tore

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Questo lavoro presenta la cornice teorica che sta alla base della progettazione di un videogame didattico pensato per valutare le abilità di perspective taking (capacità di adottare la prospettiva altrui e di mental rotation (rotazione mentale dei giocatori. Lo studio mira a rilevare come tali abilità siano coinvolte nella relazione empatica e a verificarne le implicazioni in campo educativo. Il lavoro adotta la definizione di empatia riconducibile ad Alain Berthoz ed alla teoria spaziale dell’empatia qui presentata con i relativi sistemi di riferimento spaziale. È inoltre fornita una rapida revisione della letteratura sulla rappresentazione dello spazio nel bambino e sulla rappresentazione dello spazio nel gioco (su base visiva. Infine, il lavoro descrive il prototipo di gioco – realizzato presso l’Università di Salerno – in cui il giocatore si trova alle prese con tre differenti compiti di cui due progettati per misurare le abilità di perspective taking mentre il terzo è calibrato sulle abilità di mental rotation.

  9. I Failed the edTPA

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    Kuranishi, Adam; Oyler, Celia

    2017-01-01

    In this article, co-written by a teacher and a professor, the authors examine possible explanations for why Adam (first author), a New York City public school special educator, failed the edTPA, a teacher performance assessment required by all candidates for state certification. Adam completed a yearlong teaching residency where he was the special…

  10. Electrostatic-Dipole (ED) Fusion Confinement Studies

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    Miley, George H.; Shrestha, Prajakti J.; Yang, Yang; Thomas, Robert

    2004-11-01

    The Electrostatic-Dipole (ED) concept significantly differs from a "pure" dipole confinement device [1] in that the charged particles are preferentially confined to the high-pressure region interior of the dipole coil by the assistance of a surrounding spherical electrostatic grid. In present ED experiments, a current carrying coil is embedded inside the grid of an IEC such as to produce a magnetic dipole field. Charged particles are injected axisymmetrically from an ion gun (or duo-plasmatron) into the center of the ED confinement grid/dipole ring where they oscillate along the magnetic field lines and pass the peak field region at the center of the dipole region. As particles begin accelerating away from the center region towards the outer electrostatic grid region, they encounter a strong electrostatic potential (order of 10's of kilovolts) retarding force. The particles then decelerate, reverse direction and re-enter the dipole field region where again magnetic confinement dominates. This process continues, emulating a complex harmonic oscillator motion. The resulting pressure profile averaged over the field curvature offers good plasma stability in the ED configuration. The basic concept and results from preliminary experiments will be described. [1] M.E. Mauel, et al. "Dipole Equilibrium and Stability," 18th IAEA Conference of Plasma Phys. and Control. Nuclear Fusion, Varenna, Italy 2000, IAEA-F1-CN-70/TH

  11. Lo global y lo local en la tecnología del deporte

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    Full Text Available En el presente artículo se analizan los efectos de la globalización y el influjo de las culturas locales sobre el desarrollo y el uso de las tecnologías del deporte –como por ejemplo, de barcos de vela, bicicletas, esquíes, etc.– y sobre la expansión de los mercados de comercialización de artículos deportivos. Se señala que sólo cuando exista una profunda diferenciación de una tecnología del deporte concreta podrá hacerse visible la diversidad de los efectos globales y locales. Contra la tesis de una estandarización mundial de bienes y servicios uniformes y, por tanto, de una nivelación de la práctica deportiva, se encuentra el hecho de que con el desarrollo tecnológico se incrementan enormemente los “grados de libertad”, que abren un espacio casi inagotable a la individualización y a la capacidad de adaptación a las culturas locales.

  12. Impactos de lo global en lo local: Gentrificación en ciudades latinoamericanas

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    Gabriel Gómez Carmona

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    Full Text Available La realidad actual de nuestras ciudades implica procesos de cambio caracterizados por una recomposición de las relaciones socio-espaciales y los tradicionales patrones de convivencia y consumo. La ciudad toma un papel determinante en lo político y económico buscando su incorporación a la dinámica del mundo global; esto crea la existencia de diversas y contradictorias zonas al interior de la ciudad. El artículo analiza la renovación de las zonas centrales de dos ciudades latinoamericanas y los cambios socio-espaciales que estas ‘renovaciones’ generan pues, la evidencia muestra que la revaloración y rehabilitación de centros históricos y barrios coloniales con el fin de convertirlos en mejores lugares de tránsito, ocio y vida para sus habitantes, implican una fuerte transformación de los mismos, con realidades sociales dispares, fragmentación urbana, segregación y los consecuentes procesos de gentrificación.

  13. Lo público y lo privado en los escritos de Alexander Von Humboldt sobre Cuba

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    Full Text Available This study seeks to collect the comments and judgements that Humboldt makes about Cuba and evaluate their character. The resulting analysis and interpretation will be undertaken on two different levels: One refers to the information that can be found in his unofficial works, which means the letters Humboldt sent during or shortly after of his visits to Cuba, as well as the diaries he used during his expedition. The other is based on the official works, which include his travel description, his famous Essay on Cuba and his autobiographical text written in 1804. Constrasting these descriptions, we will compare the evaluations of this Prussian traveller elaborated in the moment he visited the island, with the works he wrote 22 years after his return to Europe.

    Este trabajo tiene el objeto de recopilar los comentarios y juicios que hace Humboldt sobre Cuba y valorar su carácter. El análisis e interpretación que resultará de ello se realiza en dos niveles distintos: uno se refiere a las informaciones que se encuentran en escritos no oficiales, es decir, en las cartas que Humboldt envió durante o poco tiempo después de sus visitas a Cuba, y en los diarios que utilizó a lo largo de su expedición. El otro se fundamenta en los escritos oficiales, que comprenden su narración del viaje, el famoso Ensayo sobre Cuba y la memoria autobiográfica escrita en 1804. Mediante el contraste de estas descripciones se pretende comparar las apreciaciones de este viajero prusiano elaboradas en el preciso momento que visita la isla, cotejándolas con las obras que redactó 22 años después de su vuelta a Europa. Este trabajo tiene el objeto de recopilar los comentarios y juicios que hace Humboldt sobre Cuba y valorar su carácter. El análisis e interpretación que resultará de ello se realiza en dos niveles distintos: uno se refiere a las informaciones que se encuentran en escritos no oficiales, es decir, en las cartas que Humboldt envi

  14. El puerto y la vinculación entre lo local y lo global

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    Full Text Available Los puertos fueron espacios poco relevantes durante el periodo en que privó el modelo de desarrollo "hacia adentro" basado en la sustitución de importaciones. De allí, el desinterés por su estudio dentro de los distintos campos de las ciencias sociales, inclusive en áreas muy cercanas con esta temática, como el análisis regional y la geografía económica. Sin embargo, a raíz de la reciente reestructuración del sistema mundial capitalista, estos espacios litorales han adquirido mayor relevancia al constituirse en nodos principales de articulación de redes productivas crecientemente globalizadas. Precisamente, en este artículo se pretende hacer un análisis de las implicaciones espaciales y temporales del rol recientemente asumido por los puertos en la articulación de extensas redes de producción-distribución, las cuales redefinen los vínculos entre lo local y lo global, pero a la vez generan vastos espacios de exclusión. Aquí, los conceptos como "espacio de flujos", "territorio de redes" y " el espacio-tiempo simultáneo" de la globalización, que rescatan, desde el análisis regional y la geografía económica, la tradición estructural-sistémica desarrollada en las ciencias sociales principalmente por Braudel y Wallerstein, resultan relevantes por su fuerza explicativa en momentos de fuerte reestructuración del ámbito portuario y, en general, de la economía-mundo capitalistaPorts used to be spaces of little interest during the "inwards" development model based on imports substitution. Hence, the indifference for its study in the diverse fields of social science, even in areas too close to this topic, as regional analysis and economical geography. However, due to the recent restructure of global capitalism system, these coast line spaces have got more importance at establishing themselves as main hubs in the articulation of productive networks recently globalized. Precisely, this article intends to analyze space and

  15. Cytoplasmic Streaming - Skylab Student Experiment ED-63

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    This chart describes the Skylab student experiment (ED-63), Cytoplasmic Streaming, proposed by Cheryl A. Peitz of Arapahoe High School, Littleton, Colorado. Experiment ED-63 was to observe the effect of zero-gravity on cytoplasmic streaming in the aquatic plant named Elodea, commonly called water weed or water thyme. The phenomenon of cytoplasmic streaming is not well understood, but it is recognized as the circulation mechanism of the internal materials or cytoplasm of a cell. Cytoplasm is a gelatinous substance that has the ability to change its viscosity and flow, carrying various cell materials with it. The activity can be stimulated by sunlight or heat. In March 1972, NASA and the National Science Teachers Association selected 25 experiment proposals for flight on Skylab. Science advisors from the Marshall Space Flight Center aided and assisted the students in developing the proposals for flight on Skylab.

  16. Regional Energy Deployment System (ReEDS)

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    Short, W.; Sullivan, P.; Mai, T.; Mowers, M.; Uriarte, C.; Blair, N.; Heimiller, D.; Martinez, A.

    2011-12-01

    The Regional Energy Deployment System (ReEDS) is a deterministic optimization model of the deployment of electric power generation technologies and transmission infrastructure throughout the contiguous United States into the future. The model, developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Strategic Energy Analysis Center, is designed to analyze the critical energy issues in the electric sector, especially with respect to potential energy policies, such as clean energy and renewable energy standards or carbon restrictions. ReEDS provides a detailed treatment of electricity-generating and electrical storage technologies and specifically addresses a variety of issues related to renewable energy technologies, including accessibility and cost of transmission, regional quality of renewable resources, seasonal and diurnal generation profiles, variability of wind and solar power, and the influence of variability on the reliability of the electrical grid. ReEDS addresses these issues through a highly discretized regional structure, explicit statistical treatment of the variability in wind and solar output over time, and consideration of ancillary services' requirements and costs.

  17. Ad infinitum: implicaciones de lo sublime en la contemporaneidad

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    Full Text Available El presente texto es un estudio que ofrece una revisión crítica al concepto de lo sublime basándose en la teorización clásica de esta idea, es decir, la adjudicada a Longino, Edmund Burke e Immanuel Kant. A partir de aquí, se intentará descubrir la presencia de lo sublime como un factor relevante en la configuración cultural del mundo contemporáneo, pasando por su presencia innegable en el arte de las vanguardias o en la concepción de la Naturaleza y el entorno. Finalmente, el objetivo central de este escrito es demostrar como lo sublime ofrece también una alternativa para comprender el problema de "lo infinito" y "lo ilimitado" en el marco de las tecnologías, la eclosión de las grandes ciudades y su filtración en el sustrato retórico del capitalismo, ofreciendo así una vía diferente en el estudio de este tema clásico de la estética.

  18. Ed overcrowding – matematic models for integrated solutions and decisions

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    Dear Editor In Chief, We are writing to You in line with an very interesting point of view regarding the Emergency Department (ED) development. The paper titled Improving Emergency Department Capacity Efficiency, published in your Journal 2016; 12(1): 52- 57, as an original articles, spotlight solution for ED crowding. So we are proposing a mathematics models for reciprocal accommodation of patients flows to the response capacity of the ED. ED overcrowding ...

  19. Analyzing speckle contrast for HiLo microscopy optimization

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    Mazzaferri, J.; Kunik, D.; Belisle, J. M.; Singh, K.; Lefrançois, S.; Costantino, S.

    2011-07-01

    HiLo microscopy is a recently developed technique that provides both optical sectioning and fast imaging with a simple implementation and at a very low cost. The methodology combines widefield and speckled illumination images to obtain one optically sectioned image. Hence, the characteristics of such speckle illumination ultimately determine the quality of HiLo images and the overall performance of the method. In this work, we study how speckle contrast influence local variations of fluorescence intensity and brightness profiles of thick samples. We present this article as a guide to adjust the parameters of the system for optimizing the capabilities of this novel technology.

  20. edX e-learning course development

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    Gilbert, Matthew A

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    If you are an educator creating a course for edX or a corporate trainer using Open edX for large-scale learning and development initiatives, then edX E-Learning Course Development is the ideal book for you.

  1. EDS Coal Liquefaction Process Development. Phase V. Laboratory evaluation of the characteristics of EDS Illinois bottoms

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    Lao, T C; Levasseur, A A

    1984-02-01

    This interim report documents work carried out by Combustion Engineering, Inc. under a contract to Exxon Research and Engineering Company to develop a conceptual Hybrid Boiler design fueled by the vacuum distillation residue (vacuum bottoms) derived from Illinois No. 6 coal in the EDS Coal Liquefaction Process. This report was prepared by Combustion Engineering, Inc., and is the first of two reports on the predevelopment phase of the Hybrid Boiler program. This report covers the results of a laboratory investigation to assess the fuel and ash properties of EDS vacuum bottoms. The results of the laboratory testing reported here were used in conjunction with Combustion Engineering's design experience to predict fuel performance and to develop appropriate boiler design parameters. These boiler design parameters were used to prepare the engineering design study reported in EDS Interim Report FE-2893-113, the second of the two reports on the predevelopment phase of the Hybrid Boiler Program. 46 figures, 29 tables.

  2. El romanticismo como mito fundacional de lo joven

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    Jairo Hernando Gómez Esteban

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El propósito principal de este ensayo es el de contribuir a la configuración y delimitación del corpus conceptual sobre juventud desde una perspectiva histórica, asumiendo el romanticismo como mito fundacional de lo joven, es decir, como el movimiento estético-político que ha logrado incrustarse y prevalecer no sólo en los imaginarios y rituales sino en las prácticas políticas y culturales de los jóvenes y las jóvenes de los dos últimos siglos. La hipótesis que me propongo demostrar es que las fuentes de las diversas formas de expresión ético-estéticas y políticas de la subjetividad contemporánea encarnadas en lo joven, no sólo se encuentran en el romanticismo, sino que siguen manifestándose con toda su fuerza y plenitud.

  3. Ülo Sooster, muna ja Hrushtshov / Ants Juske

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    Ülo Soosteri ja teiste Moskva avangardistide lootusest pääseda laiema publiku ette ja Hrushtshovi külaskäigul fiaskoga lõppenud näitusest Moskva Maneezhis 1962. aastal. Illustratsiooniks Ü. Soosteri "Valge muna". Õli, pasta, 1968-1970. Tartu Kunstimuuseum

  4. Keystone Life Orientation (LO) teachers: implications for educational ...

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    have integrity, be trustworthy, resolve conflict and make good use of internal and ... “disadvantages of social context and how these affect learning and ... understanding of keystone LO teachers (Merriam, 1998), what is more it is descriptive, ex ...

  5. BabeLO--An Extensible Converter of Programming Exercises Formats

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    Queiros, R.; Leal, J. P.

    2013-01-01

    In the last two decades, there was a proliferation of programming exercise formats that hinders interoperability in automatic assessment. In the lack of a widely accepted standard, a pragmatic solution is to convert content among the existing formats. BabeLO is a programming exercise converter providing services to a network of heterogeneous…

  6. El Silencio de la Sirena: lo Sublime en Alejandra Pizarnik

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    Julieta Lerman

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    Full Text Available Algunas poéticas de las décadas del cincuenta y del sesenta parecerían constituirse en torno a un vacío, un silencio que a veces inspira la palabra poética y otras veces la aborta. Esa ambigüedad, característica de la poética de Alejandra Pizarnik, podemos entenderla como una “reedición” de la estética de lo sublime. Lo sublime es un concepto estético-filosófico que plantearon filósofos como Inmanuel Kant y Edmund Burke para pensar el arte romántico y, en el siglo XX, otros autores como Jean-François Lyotard, lo retomaron para analizar el arte de vanguardia. Así, lo sublime nos permite repensar la poética de Pizarnik en sus coincidencias y oposiciones a otras de la tradición moderna (como la de Charles Baudelaire o de las vanguardias latinoamericanas (como Oliverio Girondo y Vicente Huidobro.

  7. Raul Meel ja Ülo Sooster ajakirjas Zimmerli Journal

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    Ajakirjas Zimmerli Journal, Fall, 2006, lk. 88-103 Jeremy Canwelli artikkel "System, Terminus and Time : The Mystical Art of Raul Meel" ja lk. 118-125 Leonid Lammi mälestused "Ülo Sooster : an Artist, a Friend and his Time"

  8. El Silencio de la Sirena: lo Sublime en Alejandra Pizarnik

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    Julieta Lerman

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    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1984-784X.2012v12n17p85 Algunas poéticas de las décadas del cincuenta y del sesenta parecerían constituirse en torno a un vacío, un silencio que a veces inspira la palabra poética y otras veces la aborta. Esa ambigüedad, característica de la poética de Alejandra Pizarnik, podemos entenderla como una “reedición” de la estética de lo sublime. Lo sublime es un concepto estético-filosófico que plantearon filósofos como Inmanuel Kant y Edmund Burke para pensar el arte romántico y, en el siglo XX, otros autores como Jean-François Lyotard, lo retomaron para analizar el arte de vanguardia. Así, lo sublime nos permite repensar la poética de Pizarnik en sus coincidencias y oposiciones a otras de la tradición moderna (como la de Charles Baudelaire o de las vanguardias latinoamericanas (como Oliverio Girondo y Vicente Huidobro.

  9. Widefield fluorescence sectioning with HiLo microscopy.

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    Mertz, Jerome; Lim, Daryl; Chu, Kengyeh K; Bozinovic, Nenad; Ford, Timothy

    2009-01-01

    HiLo microscopy is a widefield fluorescence imaging technique that provides depth discrimination by combining two images, one with non-uniform illumination and one with uniform illumination. We discuss the theory of this technique and a variety of practical implementations in brain-tissue imaging and fluorescence endomicroscopy.

  10. Historia reciente del trabajo y los trabajadores. Apuntes sobre lo tradicional y lo nuevo, lo que cambia y permanece en el mundo del trabajo

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    Roxana Albanesi

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Referirse al trabajo es hacer mención a un concepto complejo y multifacético. A su vez, los trabajadores constituyen un grupo social heterogéneo cuya ubicación en la estructura social es diversa. En este artículo se buscar reflexionar acerca de las características actuales del trabajo. Se presenta una breve reseña histórica que remite a las diferentes formas que asume la relación capital-trabajo en el tiempo para detenerse, con mayor profundidad, en las transformaciones ocurridas desde la crisis del capitalismo industrial hasta nuestros días. La reflexión acerca de lo que cambió y lo que permanece como tendencias en el mundo del trabajo depende de la periodización con que se aborde la cuestión. La evolución general del capitalismo muestra que la informalidad, la precariedad, la inestabilidad son condiciones clásicas del trabajo cuando se encuentra sujeto a mercados autorregulados. Las diferencias quedan claramente identificadas cuando se toma como referencia el período del Estado de Bienestar. Desde esta perspectiva temporal, la desigualdad de los ingresos entre diferentes ramas y al interior de un mismo grupo no constituye una novedad, pero sí lo son la degradación de las condiciones de trabajo y la desprotección social. En la historia reciente, esta situación es percibida por los trabajadores como un incremento de la vulnerabilidad y de los riesgos. El desempleo como realidad o como amenaza permanente, las condiciones flexibles del trabajo, el debilitamiento de la creencia en soluciones colectivas, la resignación social, la organización de estrategias individuales e individualistas, son rasgos distintivos de la historia reciente de los trabajadores.

  11. What is effective is fair Lo eficaz es justo

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    Le Mouël Jacques

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    Full Text Available In this text, which comes from Chapter 3 of his book, Jacques Le Mouel completes the philosophical reflection about the entrepreneurial myth of effectiveness founded in the sophism: "What is effective is true. What is true is faie. Therefore, what is effective is fair". The fact that management is elevated to the category of paradigm for the economic model of Western society and the collapse of the economies of the East has led to neglect that, now, we ourselves are the modelo His analysis of the supposed neutrality of science and of the differences between ethics and morality, in the framework of the firm and its relations with society, lead him to conclude that it is not true that what is effective is fair, and that the firm cannot serve as a model for contemporary society, since the end does not justify the means.En este texto, que corresponde al capitulo 3 de su libro, Jaques Le Mouël completa la reflexión filosófica sobre el mito empresarial de la eficacia funadado en el sofisma: "Lo eficaz es verdadero. Lo verdadero es justo. Luego, lo eficaz es justo". El hecho de elevar la administración a la categoría de paradigma del modelo económico de la sociedad occidental y el hundimiento de las economías del Este han llevado a ignorar que, ahora, el modelo somos nosotros mismos. Su análisis de la pretendida neutralidad de la ciencia y las diferencias entre ética y moral, en el marco de la empresa y en sus relaciones con la sociedad, lo lleva a concluir que no es cierto que lo eficaz sea justo y que la empresa no puede servir de modelo a la sociedad contemporánea, pues el fin no justifica los medios.

  12. Perceptions of empowerment among ED nurses.

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    DeVivo, Diane; Quinn Griffin, Mary T; Donahue, Moreen; Fitzpatrick, Joyce J

    2013-11-01

    Nurses' perceptions of empowerment have been linked to a number of variables in the hospital workplace, including job satisfaction, autonomy, and work effectiveness. Yet there have been no previous studies of perceptions of empowerment specifically among emergency department (ED) nurses. Registered nurses (RNs) employed in the EDs of 6 hospitals in a major health care system in the eastern United States were surveyed regarding their perceptions of empowerment. Of the 240 RNs eligible to participate, there were 167 usable surveys. There was a moderate level of empowerment among the RNs who participated, consistent with the level of empowerment reported in several other studies of staff nurses and nurses in other positions. The moderate level of empowerment in this sample may be attributed to the many opportunities for RN involvement in the hospitals within this health care system. Nurse leaders can initiate programs focused on enhancing RN perceptions of empowerment. In addition, there is a need for further research among RNs with different specialty preparation. Copyright © 2013. Published by Mosby, Inc.

  13. Redes sociales, lo público y lo político en construcción

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    Mauricio Velasco

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    Full Text Available Si reconocemos que las transformaciones políticas conducen a las transformaciones en los espacios mediáticos y tecnológicos –y no al contrario, en una deificación tecnológica- las redes sociales serían una manifestación del surgimiento de los nuevos actores del siglo XXI, que tienen una forma diferente de organización -y expresión- política. Son actores que, además, responden a la irrupción de lo cultural en lo político o que plantean la ‘lucha’ cultural como una dimensión política. Lo cultural incluye aquello que se expresa fuertemente en las redes sociales: género, derechos, ambiente e incluso arte, pero también una postura ya no solo nacional, sino global y mundial con respecto a lo político.

  14. EL ESPACIO ANEXO ENTRE LO ARTIFICIAL Y LO NATURAL / The annexed space between the natural and the artificial

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN En la ciudad contemporánea, lo público está perdiendo relevancia respecto a lo privado. Presenciamos, además, una insistencia en encontrar y recuperar el equilibrio entre ambos. Ante la pregunta de cuál es la forma adecuada que la arquitectura da a los espacios donde lo público encuentra su lugar, vemos que a lo largo de la modernidad, en las utopías socialistas del siglo XIX, en los experimentos de vivienda social europea, oculto en la ciudad suburbana norteamericana, en los revisionismos de los años 70 y en la nueva vivienda colectiva de los años 90, existen unos espacios anexos a la arquitectura que pretenden complementarla y corregir la progresiva sustitución de lo público por lo privado. Actualmente, el activismo pasivo urbano aprovecha cualquier oportunidad en la ciudad para reivindicar el encuentro colectivo. Este planteamiento radica en la firme voluntad de diseñar escenarios urbanos donde lo público encuentre acomodo. Para ello, la constitución del suelo como un plano moldeable acompañado por una cobertura arbórea nos ofrece las condiciones esenciales para que la gente se encuentre bien en un lugar. Entre lo artificial y lo natural, es posible pensar que hay un espacio anexo arquitectónico que se abre a los acontecimientos imprevistos para que tenga lugar otro sentido de lo público. SUMMARY In the contemporary city, what is public is losing importance with respect to what is private. Witness also, an insistence on finding and recovering the balance between them. The appropriate way that architecture makes spaces for what is public can be seen throughout modernity: in the socialist utopias of the nineteenth century; in the European social housing experiments; hidden in the North American suburban town; in the revisionism of the 70’s, and, in the new collective housing of the 90’s, there are spaces annexed to the architecture which are intended to complement and correct the progressive change from public to

  15. Liquid oxygen (LO2) propellant conditioning concept testing

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    Perry, Gretchen L. E.; Orth, Michael S.; Mehta, Gopal K.

    1993-01-01

    Testing of a simplified LO2 propellant conditioning concept for future expendable launch vehicles is discussed. Four different concepts are being investigated: no-bleed, low-bleed, use of a recirculation line, and He bubbling. A full-scale test article, which is a facsimile of a propellant feed duct with an attached section to simulate heat input from an LO2 turbopump, is to be tested at the Cold Flow Facility of the Marshall Space Flight Center West Test Area. Work to date includes: design and fabrication of the test article, design of the test facility and initial fabrication, development of a test matrix and test procedures, initial predictions of test output, and heat leak calibration and heat exchanger tests on the test articles.

  16. LO2/LH2 propulsion for outer planet orbiter spacecraft

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    Garrison, P. W.; Sigurdson, K. B.

    1983-01-01

    Galileo class orbiter missions (750-1500 kg) to the outer planets require a large postinjection delta-V for improved propulsion performance. The present investigation shows that a pump-fed low thrust LO2/LH2 propulsion system can provide a significantly larger net on-orbit mass for a given delta-V than a state-of-the-art earth storable, N2O4/monomethylhydrazine pressure-fed propulsion system. A description is given of a conceptual design for a LO2/LH2 pump-fed propulsion system developed for a Galileo class mission to the outer planets. Attention is given to spacecraft configuration, details regarding the propulsion system, the thermal control of the cryogenic propellants, and aspects of mission performance.

  17. An Improved 6LoWPAN Hierarchical Routing Protocol

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    Xue Li

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available IETF 6LoWPAN working group is engaged in the IPv6 protocol stack research work based on IEEE802.15.4 standard. In this working group, the routing protocol is one of the important research contents. In the 6LoWPAN, HiLow is a well-known layered routing protocol. This paper puts forward an improved hierarchical routing protocol GHiLow by improving HiLow parent node selection and path restoration strategy. GHiLow improves the parent node selection by increasing the choice of parameters. Simutaneously, it also improves path recovery by analysing different situations to recovery path. Therefore, GHiLow contributes to the ehancement of network performance and the decrease of network energy consumption.

  18. El momento de lo vivo: informe del Coloquio de Cerisy

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    Baron , Christine

    2016-01-01

    International audience; El coloquio El momento de lo vivo, codirigido por Fréderic Worms y Arnaud François, que tuvo lugar en Cerisy del 16 al 23 de agosto de 2012, reunió a filósofos y a científicos; biólogos, médicos, físicos, especialistas en literatura, un historiador, un especialista en ecología y un artista dedicado al trabajo «en vivo» y al que se podría vincular con el bio-arte se concertaron para reflexionar no sobre el concepto de la vida sino sobre lo que ―bajo diversos aspectos― t...

  19. Giocare, tra violenza ed ecologia della mente.

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    Enrico Euli

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available L'articolo riflette sulle relazioni tra comunicazione, violenza e gioco, nel tentativo di rintracciare tra loro convergenze, affinità e contrasti. Le nostre relazioni, infatti, ci immettono inerzialmente in dilemmi e paradossi di così alta complessità da rendere spesso inadeguati gli strumenti 'logici' ed 'analitici': dal che può derivare un senso di impotenza, rabbia, paralisi, ma anche un desiderio potente di controllo e di soluzione degli eventi. Entrambe queste strade ci conducono dentro le false alternative della violenza. La cultura del gioco, invece, ci propone (attraverso le sue pratiche, ma anche negli scritti teorici di Freud, Winnicott, Bateson, qui riassunti e rivisitati una modalità più creativa e nonviolenta, più prossima ad un' ecologia della mente e ad un'estetica delle emozioni.

  20. Vingerpussid Juku ja Juhani palgaga / Ülo Ennuste

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    2004-01-01

    Majandusprofessor Ülo Ennuste võrdleb 5000 ja 50 000 kroonise palga 5-10%-list tõusu ja järeldab, et ebavõrdsete majanduste puhul ei saa iga lõppeva aasta kohta teha mõistlike majanduslikku edukuse võrdlusi kasvutempode ja valemite alusel. Autor rõhutab, et tõepärane tulevikuarvutus peab olema tõenäosuslik

  1. Alessandro Volta, l'uomo e lo scienziato

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    Bevilacqua, F.; Falomo, L.; Montalbetti, Claudia

    1999-01-01

    Per il secondo centenario dell'invenzione della pila elettrica da parte di Alessandro Volta continuano a nascere interessanti iniziative. L'ultima in ordine di tempo, ma non certo per importanza, è stata la progettazione e la realizzazione del sito Alessandro Volta, l'uomo e lo scienziato, che ha visto collaborare attivamente il Laboratorio di Tecnologie Educative Multimediali (Università di Pavia - Dipartimento di Fisica "A. Volta") e il CILEA

  2. Ah lo previdi - Arien von Mozart, Cocchi, Colla und Paisiello

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    -, - (2008), s. 75-86. ISBN 9783761821107. ISSN 1861-9053. [Der junge Mozart 1756-1780. Philologie – Analyse – Rezeption. Salzburg, 01.12.2005-4.12.2005] R&D Projects: GA AV ČR 1QS900580552 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z90580513 Keywords : Ah lo previdi * Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart * G. Cocchi * G. Colla * G. Paisiello Subject RIV: AL - Art, Architecture, Cultural Heritage

  3. La crisis financiera intensifica momentos del hacer y lo hecho

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    Margarita Camarena Luhrs

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Las expectativas de una economía que supere la separación entre el hacer y lo hecho, están estrechamente ligadas con la operación y estructura financieras que dotan de sentido a casi todas las identidades del mundo actual. Como el proceso financiero intensifica la crisis actual, es posible que se le escapen momentos de unificación de la existencia aún brevemente.

  4. Updated Higgs cross section at approximate N3LO

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    Bonvini, Marco; Ball, Richard D.; Marzani, Simone

    2014-04-01

    We update our estimate of the cross section for Higgs production in gluon fusion at next-to-next-to-next-to-leading order (N 3 LO) in α s in view of the recent full computation of the result in the soft limit for infinite top mass, which determines a previously unknown constant. We briefly discuss the phenomenological implications. Results are available through the updated version of the ggHiggs code.

  5. Charakterizace produktů spalování paliv a jejich potenciální aplikace v procesu odstraňování polutantů z vodného prostředí

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    Ruppenthalová, Lucie; Pavlovský, J.

    2017-01-01

    Roč. 59, č. 1 (2017), s. 9-13 ISSN 1210-7697 R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LO1406; GA MŠk ED2.1.00/03.0082 Institutional support: RVO:68145535 Keywords : fuel combustion * pollutants * unburned carbon Subject RIV: DH - Mining, incl. Coal Mining OBOR OECD: Materials engineering

  6. Lo que dijo Casimiro Eiger de Ramírez

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    Casimiro Eiger

    1995-01-01

    Full Text Available La evolución de los artistas colombianos -si en este caso puede hablarse de evolución y no, más bien, de una transformación artificial- procede generalmente por saltos, por bruscas metamorfosis, por inconcebibles cambios. Los artistas nacionales no tienen, por lo general, la paciencia de esperar que unos procesos interiores de que tienen una vaga conciencia maduren en ellos, lleguen a su punto, se completen y estallen luego en una corona de indudables hazañas. Ellos quieren cosechar las frutas antes de la sazón , y -con tal de presentar algún aspecto insospechado- fuerzan las tendencias incipientes de su propio ser, las obligan a aparecer más definidas de lo que son y se contentan con una fisonomía provisional de lo que, después de unos años de estudio y de tranquila decantación, podría surgir como algo realmente nuevo, persuasivo y poderoso.

  7. Emergency Department (ED, ED Observation, Day Hospital, and Hospital Admissions for Adults with Sickle Cell Disease

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    Susan Silva

    2018-02-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Use of alternative venues to manage uncomplicated vaso-occlusive crisis (VOC, such as a day hospital (DH or ED observation unit, for patients with sickle cell anemia, may significantly reduce admission rates, which may subsequently reduce 30-day readmission rates. Methods: In the context of a two-institution quality improvement project to implement best practices for management of patients with sickle cell disease (SCD VOC, we prospectively compared acute care encounters for utilization of 1 emergency department (ED; 2 ED observation unit; 3 DH, and 4 hospital admission, of two different patient cohorts with SCD presenting to our two study sites. Using a representative sample of patients from each institution, we also tabulated SCD patient visits or admissions to outside hospitals within 20 miles of the patients’ home institutions. Results: Over 30 months 427 patients (297 at Site 1 and 130 at Site 2 initiated 4,740 institutional visits, totaling 6,627 different acute care encounters, including combinations of encounters. The range of encounters varied from a low of 0 (203 of 500 patients [40.6%] at Site 1; 65 of 195 patients [33.3%] at Site 2, and a high of 152 (5/month acute care encounters for one patient at Site 2. Patients at Site 2 were more likely to be admitted to the hospital during the study period (88.4% vs. 74.4%, p=0.0011 and have an ED visit (96.9% vs. 85.5%, p=0.0002. DH was used more frequently at Site 1 (1.207 encounters for 297 patients at Site 1, vs. 199 encounters for 130 patients at Site 2, and ED observation was used at Site 1 only. Thirty-five percent of patients visited hospitals outside their home academic center. Conclusion: In this 30-month assessment of two sickle cell cohorts, healthcare utilization varied dramatically between individual patients. One cohort had more hospital admissions and ED encounters, while the other cohort had more day hospital encounters and used a sickle cell disease

  8. Hearing of Mr. Francois Roussely, President of EdF

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    Roussely, F.

    2005-01-01

    This document is the proceedings of the hearing of F. Roussely, President of Electricite de France (EdF), at the commission of economic affairs of the French house of commons, about the advisability of the construction of the EPR (European pressurized reactor) demonstration plant and about its possible financing by EdF. In a first part, F. Roussely recalls the European context of deregulation of energy markets and its impact of the French electric power industry (opening of the French market, industrial and social actions of EdF, need of a new generation of nuclear reactor, preservation of EdF's energy mix, warranty of public utility, un-bundling between energy trade and distribution, EdF's turnover and profitability, EdF's foreign daughter companies). In a second part, F. Roussely answers a series of questions asked by the different members of the commission concerning the different points presented in the first part. (J.S.)

  9. La intimidad y la experiencia en lo público

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    María Teresa Luna

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available Esta investigación, de corte fenomenológico, se posiciona en los postulados de la fenomenología del mundo social desarrollada por Alfred Schütz; en este sentido se discute la categoría intimidad como experiencia subjetiva en la que se vivencia la configuración del yo y el tú, y en la que se producen y decantan significaciones esenciales para la relación con uno mismo o con una misma, y con los otros u otras, lo cual parece producir esquemas de actuación en lo público, entendido como el espacio físico y simbólico compartido con otros mediatos u otras mediatas. La información fue construida mediante entrevistas conversacionales en las que cuatro profesionales (tres mujeres y un hombre, vinculados a Organizaciones No Gubernamentales de la ciudad de Medellín con un fuerte trabajo en lo público, construyeron narrativas autobiográficas. La unidad de lectura de la información fue el relato –entendido como una historia con un principio, un desarrollo y un final–y el criterio de selección de relatos significativos fue el acontecimiento biográfico, entendido como un evento que produce un quiebre en la propia biografía, sea porque rompe algo o inaugura algo. Los acontecimientos seleccionados fueron aquellos que aportaban información pertinente para comprender la progresiva configuración de la experiencia íntima y su encadenamiento con una cierta forma de experienciar la actuación en lo público. Los resultados muestran que la intimidad es experiencia de posicionamiento en asuntos morales que están en la base de la actuación en lo público, así como también que en las relaciones íntimas –básicamente con los contemporáneos inmediatos como los amigos, las amigas y las parejas– se construyen experiencias como la confianza, el cuidado y el respeto, que son determinantes en la manera de transitar por la esfera pública.

  10. La intimidad y la experiencia en lo público

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    María Teresa Luna C.

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Esta investigación, de corte fenomenológico, se posiciona en los postulados de la fenomenología del mundo social desarrollada por Alfred Schütz; en este sentido se discute la categoría intimidad como experiencia subjetiva en la que se vivencia la configuración del yo y el tú, y en la que se producen y decantan significaciones esenciales para la relación con uno mismo o con una misma, y con los otros u otras, lo cual parece producir esquemas de actuación en lo público, entendido como el espacio físico y simbólico compartido con otros mediatos u otras mediatas. La información fue construida mediante entrevistas conversacionales en las que cuatro profesionales (tres mujeres y un hombre, vinculados a Organizaciones No Gubernamentales de la ciudad de Medellín con un fuerte trabajo en lo público, construyeron narrativas autobiográficas. La unidad de lectura de la información fue el relato –entendido como una historia con un principio, un desarrollo y un final–y el criterio de selección de relatos significativos fue el acontecimiento biográfico, entendido como un evento que produce un quiebre en la propia biografía, sea porque rompe algo o inaugura algo. Los acontecimientos seleccionados fueron aquellos que aportaban información pertinente para comprender la progresiva configuración de la experiencia íntima y su encadenamiento con una cierta forma de experienciar la actuación en lo público. Los resultados muestran que la intimidad es experiencia de posicionamiento en asuntos morales que están en la base de la actuación en lo público, así como también que en las relaciones íntimas –básicamente con los contemporáneos inmediatos como los amigos, las amigas y las parejas– se construyen experiencias como la confianza, el cuidado y el respeto, que son determinantes en la manera de transitar por la esfera pública.

  11. Lo profano en lo sagrado: Identidad religiosa y literaria en el Rāmāyaṇa

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    Figueroa Castro, Óscar

    2014-01-01

    Suele concebirse lo sagrado y lo profano como ámbitos distintos, incluso antagónicos. En la antigua cultura sánscrita muchos casos sugieren una interacción más complejo entre realidades sagradas y profanas. Aquí se explora el Rāmāyaṇa, una de las dos grandes épicas hinduistas. En especial, el artículo revisa la construcción, dentro del Rāmāyaṇa, de una identidad religioso-literaria frente al pasado védico y los valores de la ortodoxia brahmánica. Con este fin se analiza la tematización que el...

  12. Le novità in Quantum GIS: versione 1.8 “Lisboa” ed oltre

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    Giovanni Manghi

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Quantum GIS, il noto programma GIS libero ed Open Source distribuito con licenza GPL, hacompiuto nel 2012 i primi 10 anni di vita. La sua popolarità tra gli utenti finali è in continuoaumento* (statistiche dei download, gistackexchange, google trends, etc. cosí come é inaumento** il numero di sviluppatori coinvolti e il numero di enti (anche importanti, tra cui laRegione Toscana, World Bank, vari cantoni svizzeri, ecc. che ne finanziano lo sviluppo.   What's New in Quantum GIS version 1.8"Lisboa" and over Quantum GIS, the well known GIS programfree and open source GPL-licensed,reached in 2012 the first 10 years of life. Itspopularity among end users is increasingas well as is increasing the number of developersinvolved and the number of entities(also important, including the TuscanyRegion, World Bank, various Swiss cantons,etc.. that are financing the development.

  13. Le novità in Quantum GIS: versione 1.8 “Lisboa” ed oltre

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    Giovanni Manghi

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Quantum GIS, il noto programma GIS libero ed Open Source distribuito con licenza GPL, hacompiuto nel 2012 i primi 10 anni di vita. La sua popolarità tra gli utenti finali è in continuoaumento* (statistiche dei download, gistackexchange, google trends, etc. cosí come é inaumento** il numero di sviluppatori coinvolti e il numero di enti (anche importanti, tra cui laRegione Toscana, World Bank, vari cantoni svizzeri, ecc. che ne finanziano lo sviluppo. What's New in Quantum GIS version 1.8"Lisboa" and overQuantum GIS, the well known GIS programfree and open source GPL-licensed,reached in 2012 the first 10 years of life. Itspopularity among end users is increasingas well as is increasing the number of developersinvolved and the number of entities(also important, including the TuscanyRegion, World Bank, various Swiss cantons,etc.. that are financing the development.

  14. Lo Sport e le sue storie: l'esperienza aquilana, quando lo sport supera l'emergenza

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    Marco Pasini

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Tale progetto di ricerca, della durata di 12 mesi (da luglio 2010 a luglio 2011 e commissionato dal Ministero del Lavoro e delle Politiche Sociali , intende ricostruire il tessuto sociale di 400 giovani delle scuole secondarie di I e II livello de L’Aquila e provincia attraverso lo sport. Tessuto sociale leso e sfaldato in seguito all’evento sismico che il 6 aprile 2009 colpì il capoluogo abruzzese, in cui oltre all’improvvisa e immediata perdita di tutti i beni materiali sono venuti meno anche i canali di socializzazione primari e secondari. Una quotidianità da ricostruire anche e soprattutto attraverso il concetto di attività sportiva volta, in questo caso più che mai, alla realizzazione di cittadinanza, partecipazione, formazione umana, integrazione e coesione sociale. Con particolare attenzione agli sport di squadra che permettono uno sviluppo affettivo, cognitivo, relazionale e una maggiore comprensione/costruzione della propria personalità. Dunque lo sport come strumento principe per l’inclusione sociale, in quanto gioco che esalta l’armonia e le dinamiche di cooperazione. Lo sport, in generale, va considerato un fatto sociale; è un fenomeno sociale, un sistema culturale - che agisce tra comunicazione, economia e politica - e si presenta come una costruzione sociale. Costruzione generata da significati e rappresentazioni collettive.

  15. Performance Evaluation of LoRa Considering Scenario Conditions.

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    Sanchez-Iborra, Ramon; Sanchez-Gomez, Jesus; Ballesta-Viñas, Juan; Cano, Maria-Dolores; Skarmeta, Antonio F

    2018-03-03

    New verticals within the Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm such as smart cities, smart farming, or goods monitoring, among many others, are demanding strong requirements to the Radio Access Network (RAN) in terms of coverage, end-node's power consumption, and scalability. The technologies employed so far to provide IoT scenarios with connectivity, e.g., wireless sensor network and cellular technologies, are not able to simultaneously cope with these three requirements. Thus, a novel solution known as Low Power - Wide Area Network (LP-WAN) has emerged as a promising alternative to provide with low-cost and low-power-consumption connectivity to end-nodes spread in a wide area. Concretely, the Long-Range Wide Area Network (LoRaWAN) technology is one of the LP-WAN platforms that is receiving greater attention from both the industry and the academia. For that reason, in this work, a comprehensive performance evaluation of LoRaWAN under different environmental conditions is presented. The results are obtained from three real scenarios, namely, urban, suburban, and rural, considering both dynamic and static conditions, hence a discussion about the most proper LoRaWAN physical-layer configuration for each scenario is provided. Besides, a theoretical coverage study is also conducted by the use of a radio planning tool considering topographic maps and a precise propagation model. From the attained results, it can be concluded that it is necessary to evaluate the propagation conditions of the deployment scenario prior to the system implantation in order to reach a compromise between the robustness of the network and the transmission data-rate.

  16. Performance Evaluation of LoRa Considering Scenario Conditions

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    Ramon Sanchez-Iborra

    2018-03-01

    Full Text Available New verticals within the Internet of Things (IoT paradigm such as smart cities, smart farming, or goods monitoring, among many others, are demanding strong requirements to the Radio Access Network (RAN in terms of coverage, end-node’s power consumption, and scalability. The technologies employed so far to provide IoT scenarios with connectivity, e.g., wireless sensor network and cellular technologies, are not able to simultaneously cope with these three requirements. Thus, a novel solution known as Low Power - Wide Area Network (LP-WAN has emerged as a promising alternative to provide with low-cost and low-power-consumption connectivity to end-nodes spread in a wide area. Concretely, the Long-Range Wide Area Network (LoRaWAN technology is one of the LP-WAN platforms that is receiving greater attention from both the industry and the academia. For that reason, in this work, a comprehensive performance evaluation of LoRaWAN under different environmental conditions is presented. The results are obtained from three real scenarios, namely, urban, suburban, and rural, considering both dynamic and static conditions, hence a discussion about the most proper LoRaWAN physical-layer configuration for each scenario is provided. Besides, a theoretical coverage study is also conducted by the use of a radio planning tool considering topographic maps and a precise propagation model. From the attained results, it can be concluded that it is necessary to evaluate the propagation conditions of the deployment scenario prior to the system implantation in order to reach a compromise between the robustness of the network and the transmission data-rate.

  17. Aproximaciones a una estética de lo americano

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    María del Milagro Casalla

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El legado filosófico que nos ha dejado Rodolfo Kusch tiene cada vez más presencia y valor en este largo itinerario de descubrirnos como americanos. La pasión de este pensador por la América profunda es una fuente de ins- piración para quienes creemos que vivir en América no es simplemente un episodio geográfico sino un horizonte desde y a partir del cual construimos nuestra identidad. En este trabajo se pretende recrear sus consideracio - nes estéticas recogidas en su ensayo “Anotaciones para una estética de lo americano”, escrito en el año 1955. Aunque se trata de uno de los primeros escritos de Rodolfo Kusch, en el mismo se encuentran presentes numerosos conceptos que luego serán tematizados extensamente a lo largo de toda su obra. Considero que el abordaje a sus consideraciones estéticas no ha sido tan frecuentado como sí otros aspectos de su pensamiento (ser-estar, geocultura, símbolo y religión, etc.. Por ello, creo que este trabajo puede constituir una orientación preeliminar para futuras interpretaciones y, a la vez, ser un humilde homenaje a su filosofía, que, a lo largo de los años, sigue estimulando a antiguas y nuevas generaciones de pensadores dedicados a la filosofía latinoamericana.

  18. Minor injury attendance times to the ED.

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    Conlon, Ciaran

    2009-07-01

    The Health Service Executive (HSE) highlights the need for effective patient throughput and management, whilst providing appropriate staffing and therapeutic interventions. It acknowledges that patient need is integral to the development of a nurse led service and advocates planning staffing levels to reflect arrival times of patients. An observational study of all patients who presented to the emergency department in July 2005 and February 2006 was undertaken (n=7768). The study identified 1577 patients suitable for treatment by the Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) in these two months, which represents 20% of all patient attendances to the ED in this time period. A data collection tool was devised collectively by the ANPs to identify appropriate patients. The findings of the study revealed that 73% of patients suitable for the ANP service presented between the hours of 0800 and 2000, of which 54% attended between 0800 and 1600 h. Sunday emerged as the busiest day in July 2005 whereas Monday was found to be the busiest day in February 2006. Friday was found to be consistently busy for both months.

  19. “Imagen: aquello de lo que estoy excluido”

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    Barreiros, Raúl

    2007-01-01

    Fil: Barreiros, Raúl. Universidad Nacional de las Artes. Área Transdepartamental de Crítica de Artes; Argentina No le cree a Kundera pero sí a Barthes y extiende sus fragmentos discursivos hasta que alcanzan al arte. “El hombre lo vive todo sin preparación. Como si un actor representase sin ensayo. ¿Qué valor puede tener la vida si el primer ensayo es ya la vida misma? Por eso la vida parece un boceto. Pero ni “boceto” es la palabra precisa, porque un boceto e...

  20. Cine imaginado: Posilitar que los estudiantes vean lo que leen

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    Whitaaker, Paul

    2001-01-01

    Cuando leemos en nuestra lengua materna, solemos crear imágenes en la mente acerca de la lectura. Es decir, la 'visualizamos'. Sin embargo, nos indica la investigación que a menudo esto no es cierto en cuanto a los que lean en una lengua extranjera, especialmente a los que tengan un nivel bajo. A pesar del hecho de que la actividad sea igual, las estrategias de lectura empleadas no lo son, y esto obstaculiza la comprensión. Este documento demuestra cómo, por animar a los principiantes a visua...

  1. PRIMEROS ANTECEDENTES SOBRE LO INFINITAMENTE PEQUEÑO

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    Iván Castro Chadid

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available El concepto matemático de lo infinitamente pequeño fue fruto de un arduo trabajo de la humanidad a través de muchos siglos, los primeros logros al respecto se deben fundamentalmente a los desarrollos obtenidos por los atomistas cuyos principales exponentes fueron Demócrito, Zenón, Arquímedes en la antigua Grecia y Galileo, Cavalieri en el Renacimiento. En este artículo se hace una presentación de los métodos empleados por Arquímedes y Cavalieri para abordar este problema desde su propia perspectiva.

  2. La enfermedad mental a lo largo de la historia

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    Álvarez Cernuda, Sandra

    2015-01-01

    La enfermedad mental hoy en día sigue siendo una patología desconocida, llegando incluso a no existir una definición clara para el “trastorno mental” como tal y precisando cada uno de ellos una definición distinta. Este gran desconocimiento hace que dichos pacientes sufran una gran estigmatización no sólo por gente de otros ámbitos sino en ocasiones por los mismos profesionales sanitarios. El objetivo de esta revisión es dar a conocer el concepto que tenían nuestros antepasados de la enferm...

  3. ExpandED Options: Learning beyond High School Walls

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    ExpandED Schools, 2014

    2014-01-01

    Through ExpandED Options by TASC, New York City high school students get academic credit for learning career-related skills that lead to paid summer jobs. Too many high school students--including those most likely to drop out--are bored or see classroom learning as irrelevant. ExpandED Options students live the connection between mastering new…

  4. Relato policial y el crimen que lo habita

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    Francisco de Undurraga

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available La aparición de publicidad y de novelas en serie en las portadas de periódicos franceses, apartir de 1836, marca la relación entre el género policial y los nuevos modos de visibilidad de la información en las sociedades industrializadas. Algunos ejemplos, tomados de un periódico de la época, la "Gazette des Tribunaux", permiten demostrar que la prensa estuvo desde sus comienzos vinculada a la literatura, si acaso no es una derivación de ella. E.A. Poe, creador del relato policial, conduce la retórica del morbo trabajada por Dante, Swift, Lautréamont y Baudelaire, de una apelación al lector, al orden del argumento y del procedimiento que lo estructura. En el relato policial conviven el discurso de lo que se cuenta, característico de la literatura, y el de la ciencia, pero solo en apariencia éste viene a suplantar a aquél, configurando de este modo su retórica.

  5. David Rosenthal’s Tirant lo Blanc turns 30

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    Jan Reinhart

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The groundbreaking English language translation of Tirant lo Blanc by New York poet and academic David Rosenthal remains dominant three decades after its initial, and celebrated, release. Rosenthal’s controversially fluid and concise rendering of the Valencian classic survived a serious challenge 20 years ago by a more literal version from a well-meaning amateur translator and journeyman academic backed by a leading U.S.-based Catalan scholar. The article reviews the controversy and compares the two versions, adding comments from some of the key critics. La traducció capdavantera a l’anglés del Tirant lo Blanc, feta pel poeta i erudit de Nova York, David Rosenthal, continua mantenint la seua importància, tres dècades després de publicar-se. La polèmica versió dúctil i concisa de Rosenthal del clàssic valencià, ha sobreviscut el desafiament seriós, de fa vint anys, de la versió més literal d’un benintencionat traductor amateur i acadèmci oficial, recolzat per un destacat erudit català establert als Estats Units. L’article revisa la polèmica i compara les dues versions, tot afegint els comentaris d’alguns dels crítics més importants.

  6. Fast optically sectioned fluorescence HiLo endomicroscopy

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    Ford, Tim N.; Lim, Daryl; Mertz, Jerome

    2012-02-01

    We describe a nonscanning, fiber bundle endomicroscope that performs optically sectioned fluorescence imaging with fast frame rates and real-time processing. Our sectioning technique is based on HiLo imaging, wherein two widefield images are acquired under uniform and structured illumination and numerically processed to reject out-of-focus background. This work is an improvement upon an earlier demonstration of widefield optical sectioning through a flexible fiber bundle. The improved device features lateral and axial resolutions of 2.6 and 17 μm, respectively, a net frame rate of 9.5 Hz obtained by real-time image processing with a graphics processing unit (GPU) and significantly reduced motion artifacts obtained by the use of a double-shutter camera. We demonstrate the performance of our system with optically sectioned images and videos of a fluorescently labeled chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) in the developing G. gallus embryo. HiLo endomicroscopy is a candidate technique for low-cost, high-speed clinical optical biopsies.

  7. El Desequilibrio de lo Político en Hegel

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    Juan Ignacio Arias Krause

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available El problema político de la sociedad civil se fundamenta en su doble forma de manifestarse: por un lado, en ella se revela el carácter externo u objetivo del Estado y, por otro, produce una escisión al interior del mismo Estado. Tal problema que aparece como contradictorio (el ser exterior e interior a la vez es presentado en el pensamiento político de Hegel, en vistas a superar las dicotomías que en la teoría política moderna aparecían como insalvables. Esta superación Hegel la realiza mediante una interiorización de aquellos elementos que anteriormente habían sido marginados de la política, como son lo natural y el dominio privado, los que emergerían en la sociedad civil. En este artículo se exponen estos elementos en vistas a mostrar cómo es en este movimiento de interiorización y exteriorización de ellos donde se posibilita el acontecer de lo político.

  8. La construcción social de lo rural

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    María Teresa Matijasevic Arcila

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available La investigación social apela frecuentemente a la noción rural, bien sea para delimitar el territorio objeto de estudio o para aludir a una forma de vida. El análisis de las distintas perspectivas que confluyen en la construcción de esta noción es el propósito de este artículo. Se acude para ello a las formulaciones realizadas por distintos autores respecto a las principales tendencias contemporáneas sobre la ruralidad: lo rural como signo de atraso, el continuum rural-urbano, la desruralización, la fusión urbano-rural, el reencuentro con la vida rural y la nueva ruralidad. Se presentan, asimismo, los indicadores oficiales utilizados en América Latina para medir la ruralidad o para referirse a ella en términos técnicos, sociales o políticos, así como algunas reflexiones sobre las relaciones entre estas mediciones y las perspectivas conceptuales analizadas. Finalmente, se plantea una serie de consideraciones, a manera de retos actuales, frente a la necesidad de construir reconceptualizaciones y metodologías más potentes e incluyentes sobre lo rural.

  9. Volcanic Activity on lo at the Time of the Ulysses Encounter.

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    Spencer, J R; Howell, R R; Clark, B E; Klassen, D R; O'connor, D

    1992-09-11

    The population of heavy ions in lo's torus is ultimately derived from lo volcanism. Groundbased infrared observations of lo between October 1991 and March 1992, contemporaneous with the 8 February 1992 Ulysses observations of the lo torus, show that volcanic thermal emission was at the low end of the normal range at all lo longitudes during this period. In particular, the dominant hot spot Loki was quiescent. Resolved images show that there were at least four hot spots on lo's Jupiter-facing hemisphere, including Loki and a long-lived spot on the leading hemisphere (Kanehekili), of comparable 3.5-micrometer brightness but higher temperature.

  10. TechEdSat Nano-Satellite Series Fact Sheet

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    Murbach, Marcus; Martinez, Andres; Guarneros Luna, Ali

    2014-01-01

    TechEdSat-3p is the second generation in the TechEdSat-X series. The TechEdSat Series uses the CubeSat standards established by the California Polytechnic State University Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo. With typical blocks being constructed from 1-unit (1U 10x10x10 cm) increments, the TechEdSat-3p has a 3U volume with a 30 cm length. The project uniquely pairs advanced university students with NASA researchers in a rapid design-to-flight experience lasting 1-2 semesters.The TechEdSat Nano-Satellite Series provides a rapid platform for testing technologies for future NASA Earth and planetary missions, as well as providing students with an early exposure to flight hardware development and management.

  11. ED leadership competency matrix: an administrative management tool.

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    Propp, Douglas A; Glickman, Seth; Uehara, Dennis T

    2003-10-01

    A successful ED relies on its leaders to master and demonstrate core competencies to be effective in the many arenas in which they interact and are responsible. A unique matrix model for the assessment of an ED leadership's key administrative skill sets is presented. The model incorporates capabilities related to the individual's cognitive aptitude, experience, acquired technical skills, behavioral characteristics, as well as the ability to manage relationships effectively. Based on the personnel inventory using the matrix, focused evaluation, development, and recruitment of ED key leaders occurs. This dynamic tool has provided a unique perspective for the evaluation and enhancement of overall ED leadership performance. It is hoped that incorporation of such a model will similarly improve the accomplishments of EDs at other institutions.

  12. Araucanía (Chile) y su territorio: un contraste entre lo etéreo y lo material

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    Rodríguez Domínguez, Cristian Pablo; Saavedra Teigue, Andrea Alejandra

    2010-01-01

    La Araucanía, ubicada al sur de Chile, es uno de los territorios que posee mayor diversidad cultural como fruto del proceso de colonización que otorgó un sello distintivo a esta zona a fines del siglo XIX, lo que se puede apreciar en diferentes manifestaciones, muchas de las cuales encuentran su máxima expresión a través de la arquitectura, la que materializa una compleja realidad cargada de ritos, emocionalidad y tradiciones tanto europeas, chilenas o mapuche que conviven fundiéndose en un p...

  13. Decisioni ed opinioni nel fine vita: confronto tra i diversi professionisti coinvolti nell'assistenza al paziente. Lo studio pilota E.L.D.Y.

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    Iasevoli, Mario

    2013-01-01

    Background: For a long time the approach of clinicians towards death has focused only on the pathological process of the organ dysfunction, while the clinical practice has revealed a more holistic and multi-dysfunctional nature of death, as a biological, psychological and social process engaging the individual as a whole. In developed countries, moreover, the causes that lead to death are widely changed: today chronic and degenerative diseases are prevailing with an increase in people dying i...

  14. Hanswurst před branami Tróje. Pohled na dramatické dílo Johanna Christiana Aloise Mickla

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    Förster, Josef

    2014-01-01

    Roč. 25, č. 2 (2014), s. 18-39 ISSN 0862-5409 Institutional support: RVO:67985955 Keywords : hauptaktions * professional touring companies * Jan Christian Alois Mickl * Jesuit playwriting of the 1st half of 18th century Subject RIV: AJ - Letters, Mass-media, Audiovision

  15. Lo sano y lo enfermo. El consumo de vinos y los problemas sociales del alcoholismo en el Montevideo del novecientos

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    Daniela Bouret

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available En Uruguay existe un creciente consumo de drogas cuyas consecuencias negativas son visibles en los siniestros laborales, de tránsito y en el recrudecimiento de la violencia doméstica y delictiva. Este tema es considerado asunto de Estado y se entiende el alcohol como la primera droga de inicio (incluye la ingesta de vino. Nos interesa analizar el vínculo entre medicina y moral que, desde el Novecientos, ha pautado la relación del consumo de alcohol entre lo «saludable» o lo «excesivo». En esa atmósfera de creciente higienismo se desarrolló, sin embargo, una industria vitivinícola con éxito. En este artículo buscamos desnaturalizar los discursos médicos como construcción histórica y sus consecuencias en el cuerpo de los alcohólicos en espacios de reclusión (hospitales y cárceles y en la sociedad del Montevideo en el Novecientos.

  16. Lo arbitrario del lenguaje y el lugar de la cultura

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    Carlos R. Luis

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    Full Text Available Se investiga una línea de pensamiento, partiendo del materialismo antiguo (Epicuro y en su desarrollo posterior por la filosofía del Iluminismo (Locke, Condillac: el postulado de un origen "natural" para el lenguaje (corporal, de respuesta al ambiente y una evolución que lo refunda como social y por tanto arbitrario. Se analiza la idea de delimitación del mundo natural como primera condición para la supervivencia, es decir, para la producción de bienes. Aparece así la cultura, que desde temprano es asociada con cultivo. Sus delimitaciones son sancionadas por el lenguaje a través de los nombres, que no designan sustancias, sino agrupamientos arbitrarios de cualidades. Los nombres son sólo formas diferenciadoras, variables, tanto como son variables las impresiones sensoriales de individuo a individuo; es la cultura lo que viene a garantizar el acuerdo, a producir el efecto de uniformidad de las designaciones. El lenguaje es, entonces, un modo de nombrar un mundo clasificado de una cierta manera para producir predicaciones estables entre quienes comparten esas clasificaciones, entre quienes comparten una cultura.This is the study of a line of thought rooted in ancient materialism (Epicure and its further development through the philosophy of Enlightenment (Locke, Condillac: the stating of a "natural" origin for language (as a corporal response to the environment and, later on, a redefinition of that original basis as being social, and therefore, arbitrary. The idea of delimitation of the natural world is introduced as the prime condition for survival, i.e., for the production of goods. Culture is then associated to the idea of cultivation. Its delimitations are sanctioned by language by means of names, which do not refer to substances, but to arbitrary collections of qualities. Names are only differentiating, variable forms, just as sensorial impressions are variable from an individual to another. Culture works as a guarantee of agreement

  17. Characterising non-urgent users of the emergency department (ED): A retrospective analysis of routine ED data.

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    O'Keeffe, Colin; Mason, Suzanne; Jacques, Richard; Nicholl, Jon

    2018-01-01

    The pressures of patient demand on emergency departments (EDs) continue to be reported worldwide, with an associated negative impact on ED crowding and waiting times. It has also been reported that a proportion of attendances to EDs in different international systems could be managed in settings such as primary care. This study used routine ED data to define, measure and profile non-urgent ED attendances that were suitable for management in alternative, non-emergency settings. We undertook a retrospective analysis of three years of Hospital Episode and Statistics Accident Emergency (HES A&E) data for one large region in England, United Kingdom (April 1st 2011 to March 31st 2014). Data was collected on all adult (>16 years) ED attendances from each of the 19 EDs in the region. A validated process based definition of non-urgent attendance was refined for this study and applied to the data. Using summary statistics non-urgent attenders were examined by variables hypothesised to influence them as follows: age at arrival, time of day and day of week and mode of arrival. Odds ratios were calculated to compare non-urgent attenders between groups. There were 3,667,601 first time attendances to EDs, of which 554,564 were defined as non-urgent (15.1%). Non-urgent attendances were significantly more likely to present out of hours than in hours (OR = 1.19, 95% CI: 1.18 to 1.20, Paged 16-44) compared to those aged 45-64 (odds ratio: 1.42, 95% CI: 1.41 to 1.43, Puse the ED to obtain healthcare that could be provided in a less urgent setting and also more likely to do this out of hours. Alternative services are required to manage non-urgent demand, currently being borne by the ED and the ambulance service, particularly in out of hours.

  18. EdF: high tension(s) metamorphosis

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    Roussely, F.; Arnoux, P.; Baritault, A.; Alto, P.; Castets, C.; Secondi, J.

    2003-01-01

    Electricite de France, the French electric utility, has to face a formidable mutation. The deregulation of the power market will lead to a social, commercial, judicial, financial and international 'big-bang'. The company has been weakened by disappointing results and by an embarrassing running into debts. This dossier analyzes the consequences of the deregulation of the French power market on the future evolution of EdF. It includes the analysis made by a French economist, E. Cohen, an interview and a portrait of F. Roussely, head of EdF, a presentation of Easenergy, a start-up of EdF which makes partnerships with US energy-related companies, the worries of EdF's employees and the redistribution of the syndicates power inside the company, the controversy around EdF's 2002 results and the points that remained in the shade, EdF's European competitors and the progressive opening of the French power market, EDF's production tool and its availability (58 nuclear reactors, 538 hydroelectric power plants and 26 thermal power plants), the costly foreign markets strategy of EdF and the under-capitalization of the company. (J.S.)

  19. Lo social desde la política

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    Darío Salinas Figueredo

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Sin desconocer las aproximaciones existentes sobre aspectos fundamentales de la problemática social en América Latina, por ejemplo la pobreza y la índole de política que de manera predominante se formula para encararla, la trayectoria argumental de este trabajo se encamina a mostrar la importancia de trabajar hacia el desarrollo de una perspectiva más amplia. Las referencias empíricas cotejadas no se refieren a hechos puntuales, sino a indicadores que pautan tendencias. Siendo los propósitos aquí reunidos de naturaleza comprensiva, se parte de la premisa según la cual escasamente se problematiza lo social y la propia política social, sus vínculos con la política general, el modelo de desarrollo y el tipo de democracia que la política predominante busca proyectar.

  20. Depth-resolved cellular microrheology using HiLo microscopy.

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    Michaelson, Jarett; Choi, Heejin; So, Peter; Huang, Hayden

    2012-06-01

    It is increasingly important to measure cell mechanical properties in three-dimensional environments. Particle tracking microrheology (PTM) can measure cellular viscoelastic properties; however, out-of-plane data can introduce artifacts into these measurements. We developed a technique that employs HiLo microscopy to reduce out-of-plane contributions. This method eliminated signals from 90% of probes 0.5 μm or further from the focal plane, while retaining all in-plane probes. We used this technique to characterize live-cell bilayers and found that there were significant, frequency-dependent changes to the extracted cell moduli when compared to conventional analysis. Our results indicate that removal of out-of-plane information is vital for accurate assessments of cell mechanical properties.

  1. La paradoja de lo público en Richard Rorty

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    Martha Palacio Avendaño

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El concepto de lo público en Richard Rorty, heredero de la tradición liberal, admite ser tratado como parte de un juego del lenguaje denominado liberalismo democrático. En ese sentido, una de las reglas de este juego para saber si una jugada es válida consiste en asumir la distinción entre esfera pública y privada. Richard Rorty pensó que este juego no requería fundamentación más allá de la forma de jugarlo, que el criterio en que se apoyaría estaba en las prácticas que tienen lugar dentro del mismo con arreglo a sostener una utopía que permitiera hacer cada vez más jugadas. Esto es, el liberalismo democrático no requería basarse en algo más allá de las prácticas conducentes a lograr una esperanza social alentada por la libertad en defensa del pluralismo. Su utopía liberal, guiada por el principio de la no-crueldad, haría posible una sociedad inclusiva en la que todos tuvieran espacio para su léxico privado. De este modo, Rorty habría vinculado libertad y solidaridad, pero su juego del lenguaje permite advertir la paradoja del vínculo que implicaría el sentido de lo público. Aquí, la libertad no es condición suficiente de la solidaridad, de modo que la inclusión social no tiene cabida en su juego del lenguaje.

  2. MANY MEN USED ED TREATMENT WITHOUT THEIR PARTNERS’ KNOWLEDGE

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    Tan HM; Choo WY; Ng CJ; Low WY

    2007-01-01

    This paper aimed to identify and explore the understanding and perception of erectile dysfunction (ED) using exploratory qualitative approaches. This study was conducted in Klang Valley, Malaysia. Purposive sampling was used to recruit 17 urban men aged 40-75 years. A semi-structural interview guide was used to explore men’s understanding of ED, impacts on their well-being and experiences with treatments. The focus groups revealed that ED was perceived to be an important loss in men’s lives ...

  3. Juego organizacional y acción gerencial: la búsqueda del confluir entre lo planeado y lo actuado

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    María Prieto

    2005-05-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo plantea que para enrumbar las organizaciones y/o instituciones hacia su supervivencia y sustentabilidad, la gerencia debe estimular la transformación de los individuos en jugadores de un equipo, donde se genere una sinergia positiva que facilite la coordinación del esfuerzo común para alcanzar las metas. Metafóricamente se concibe al juego organizacional como un encuentro entre dos equipos. El “A” representa una fuerza impulsora o red, conformada por la alta gerencia y grupos de apoyo, el otro, “B”, opositor o factores restrictivos. El resultado dependerá de cómo el equipo “A” confronte a las fuerzas opositoras, siendo necesario una mayor coherencia entre lo que se expresa a través de decisiones y la concreción de acciones que viabilicen el logro del objetivo propuesto.

  4. Virginia gutierrez de pineda: ve lo que todos han visto pero piensa lo Que otros no han pensado

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    Ligia Echeverri Ángel

    1997-04-01

    Full Text Available Este ensayo pretende hilvanar las cualidades innatas con las condiciones ambientales y educativas que afianzaron y respaldaron el surgimiento de una personalidad científica de las ciencias sociales y humanas, en una época cuando las mujeres tenían bloqueado el acceso a la formación en este campo.Por cuestión de espacio, apenas sí se menciona lo más destacado de la creación científica y literaria de Virginia Gutiérrez de Pineda, privilegiando aquellas contribuciones que han producido mayor impacto en las comunidades académicas nacional e internacional.

  5. MÁQUINAS CON ALMA. LO TÉCNICO Y LO HUMANO EN SIMONDON Y EN LA CULTURA DEL ANIME.

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    Alba Gonzalez Torrents

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available En el imaginario del anime contemporáneo de ciencia ficción encontramos algunos ejemplos claros de una reinterpretación de la relación entre ser humano y tecnología  en términos no-clásicos. La filosofía de la individuación de Gilbert Simondon, con su crítica radical al individualismo y al sustancialismo, y en especial su filosofía de la técnica, centrada en la denuncia del olvido cultural de los aspectos humanos de la técnica, ofrecen una clave filosófica idónea para la exploración de ese imaginario. Mediante la aplicación de los conceptos desarrollados por Simondon en sus análisis del modo de existencia de los objetos técnico a los animes Akira, Evangelion, Ghost in The Shell y Serial Experiments Lain, muestro que existe en ellos una visión coherente e innovadora de la relación entre humanidad y técnica, que coincide en muchos aspectos con las críticas y propuestas elaboradas por el mismo Simondon. Los más importantes de estos aspectos se relacionan con la idea de la extensión tecnológica de lo humano y con los grados de integración o separación existentes entre el dominio de lo técnico y el de la espiritualidad y la religión.

  6. Efectos radicales de un encuentro, lo contingente, lo inevitable/Radical effects of an encounter, the contingent, the inevitable

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    Alba Fernández

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available A partir de la pregunta por la posibilidad del diálogo entre psicoanálisis y filosofía, los autores se proponen un recorrido por algunas de las cuestiones que dicha relación auspicia. Asumiendo la imposibilidad de homogeneidad de una filosofía y de un psicoanálisis, se problematiza entorno a lo aleatorio del encuentro posible, a la vez que se presume lo ineluctable del mismo. Tomando los discursos que de un campo y otro hacen referencia a la utopía, pero también a la posibilidad de esta conjunción con el extranjero, los autores subrayan la importancia del amor. El amor será el operador que propicie la radical singularidad de un encuentro, del cual se saldrá no beneficiado ni oprimido, tal vez más inseguro, más delicado, más quebradizo, pero lleno de esperanzas que aún no tienen nombre. From the question based on the possibility of the dialogue between psychoanalysis and philosophy, the authors have set out a route in which some of the questions of such relation foster. Assuming that the impossible homogeneity between a philosophy and a psychoanalysis will give problematic environment to the possible random encounter, in turn suppose the ineluctable of itself. Taking the speeches from one field and from another, both make reference to the utopia, but also to the possibility of this conjunction with the foreigner; could emphasize the importance of love according to authors. Love will be the conductor which will encourage the radical singularity of an encounter, from which not only there will not be no favored, but also no oppressed. However, it could be more unsecured, more delicate, more fragile, but full of hope that have no name yet.

  7. La posteridad sociológica de Auguste Comte: Lo normal y lo patológico en Durkheim

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    MICHEL BOURDEAU

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    Full Text Available Este artículo completa un texto que, bajo el título «Ciencia, religión y sociedad en Auguste Comte», fue publicado en el año 2003 en las páginas de esta revista. Después de un breve repaso de los conceptos sociológicos fundamentales del Cours de philosophie positive, se muestra como el pensamiento de Durkheim se constituyó a través de una discusión crítica con el positivismo. Concretamente, se examinan dos momentos fundamentales de dicha confrontación. En primer lugar, se analiza como la distinción que Durkheim establece en La división du travail social (1893 entre solidaridad mecánica y solidaridad orgánica tenía como objetivo fundamental demostrar que Comte se había equivocado al extraer ciertas consecuencias sobre el progreso de la división del trabajo. En segundo lugar, se muestra como en Les Règles de la méthode sociologique (1895, Durkheim atribuye a Comte la distinción entre lo normal y lo patológico y reinterpreta dicha distinción a partir del concepto de «media» de Quételet. En este contexto, concluimos señalando que Durkheim debe a Comte la idea de que la sociología permite construir una ciencia de la moral.

  8. Bajo vientre: Representaciones de la sexualidad en la cultura y el arte contemporáneo. El arte impuro: Entre lo público y lo privado

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    Cuéllar, Carlos A.

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    Cuéllar, CA. (1998). Bajo vientre: Representaciones de la sexualidad en la cultura y el arte contemporáneo. El arte impuro: Entre lo público y lo privado. Banda aparte. (11):89-89. http://hdl.handle.net/10251/43155. 89 89 11

  9. Note critiche sui rapporti tra diritto ed economia

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    Tuzet, Giovanni

    2017-01-01

    Il saggio inquadra teoricamente i principali rapporti fra diritto ed economia e analizza i vari metodi e approcci dell'analisi economica del diritto, rilvandone gli aspetti critici e discutendo infine gli approcci comportamentali e la "nudge theory".

  10. Structure of catalase determined by MicroED

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    Nannenga, Brent L; Shi, Dan; Hattne, Johan; Reyes, Francis E; Gonen, Tamir

    2014-01-01

    MicroED is a recently developed method that uses electron diffraction for structure determination from very small three-dimensional crystals of biological material. Previously we used a series of still diffraction patterns to determine the structure of lysozyme at 2.9 Å resolution with MicroED (Shi et al., 2013). Here we present the structure of bovine liver catalase determined from a single crystal at 3.2 Å resolution by MicroED. The data were collected by continuous rotation of the sample under constant exposure and were processed and refined using standard programs for X-ray crystallography. The ability of MicroED to determine the structure of bovine liver catalase, a protein that has long resisted atomic analysis by traditional electron crystallography, demonstrates the potential of this method for structure determination. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.03600.001 PMID:25303172

  11. Elementi ed esercizi di geometria analitica e proiettiva

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    1950-01-01

    La retta : preliminario ; coordinate cartesiane nel piano, equazioni della retta, distanze ed angoli ; cambiamento delle coordinate, coordinate polari ; il cerchio ; le coniche come luoghi geometrici : l'ellisse, l'iperbole, parabola.

  12. LUCI ED OMBRE NELL’ATTUAZIONE DEL SISTEMA DI RISOLUZIONE ALTERNATIVA DELLE CONTROVERSIE NEL CONTENZIOSO TRIBUTARIO ITALIANO ED IN QUELLO CROATO

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    Marco Greggi

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    Full Text Available Nel lavoro gli autori esaminano il sistema della risoluzione alternativa delle controversie (ADR - Alternative Dispute Resolution nelle questioni fi scali in un’ottica comparatistica, ovvero alla luce delle legislazioni e delle dottrine italiana e croata. Nella prima parte del lavoro l’attenzione è rivolta all’esperienza italiana di attuazione del sistema ADR; mentre la seconda parte del lavoro è dedicata all’evoluzione del quadro normativo croato nei tentativi di costruzione di meccanismi di ADR. Il lavoro in entrambe le sue parti contiene una rassegna degli orientamenti dottrinali e attraverso i vari capitoli si sottolinea l’aspetto storico e teorico della questione esaminata. Gli autori dibattono ed espongono sul piano comparatistico anche le implicazioni dell’attuazione del sistema in esame; mentre l’infl uenza della dottrina di diritto pubblico sulla comparsa e lo sviluppo del sistema ADR viene evidenziata mediante l’esposizione della recente prassi italiana e croata del sistema di risoluzione dei contenziosi tributari.

  13. 2003 annual results of EdF group

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    The Electricite de France (EdF) group Board of Directors, meeting on March 11, 2004, under the Chairmanship of Francois Roussely, reviewed the audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended 12/31/2003. This document presents the consolidated results of EdF group for 2003: consolidated financial statements, highlights of the year, focus on 2003 events, commercial results, EDF in Europe and worldwide, EDF France highlights, key figures. (J.S.)

  14. Ethane dimethanesulfonate (EDS) perturbs epididymal epithelial cell function in vitro

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    Klinefelter, G.

    1990-01-01

    The formation of sperm granulomas in the epididymis following exposure to EDS, a Leydig cell toxicant, was reported by Cooper and Jackson in 1970. Recent work suggests that EDS may effect the epididymis directly. An in vitro system was developed to determine the nature of any direct effect. The caput epididymis from adult rats was dissected free of connective tissue and small pieces of the tissue were enzymatically digested until plaques of epididymal epithelial cells were obtained. Plaques were cultured on an extracellular matrix gelled on top of a semipermeable filter creating dual-compartment environments. The epithelial cells maintained typical morphology and protein secretion in this culture system for several days. Beginning on day 3, EDS (1 mM) was added to the basal compartment, with or without 35 S-methionine. After 24 hours, 35 S-labelled culture medium was taken from the apical compartment and analyzed by SDS-PAGE and fluorography. EDS caused decreased secretion of several proteins, including a 39 Kd molecule. Interestingly, a 39 Kd protein was also shown to disappear from sperm taken from the caput epididymidis following in vivo exposure to EDS. Unlabelled cultures were fixed and processed for light microscopy. No alterations in morphological integrity were observed. Thus, epididymal epithelial cell function is directly altered by EDS exposure

  15. Moments of disaster response in the emergency department (ED).

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    Hammad, Karen S; Arbon, Paul; Gebbie, Kristine; Hutton, Alison

    2017-11-01

    We experience our lives as a series of memorable moments, some good and some bad. Undoubtedly, the experience of participating in disaster response, is likely to stand out as a memorable moment in a nurses' career. This presentation will describe five distinct moments of nursing in the emergency department (ED) during a disaster response. A Hermeneutic Phenomenological approach informed by van Manen underpins the research process. Thirteen nurses from different countries around the world participated in interviews about their experience of working in the ED during a disaster. Thematic analysis resulted in five moments of disaster response which are common to the collective participant experience. The 5 themes emerge as Notification (as a nurse finds out that the ED will be receiving casualties), Waiting (waiting for the patients to arrive to the ED), Patient Arrival (the arrival of the first patients to the ED), Caring for patients (caring for people affected by the disaster) and Reflection (the moment the disaster response comes to an end). This paper provides an in-depth insight into the experience of nursing in the ED during a disaster response which can help generate awareness and inform future disaster preparedness of emergency nurses. Crown Copyright © 2017. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  16. Intelektuālo darbinieku motivācija

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    Šilovska, Elīna

    2013-01-01

    Bakalaura darba mērķis ir izpētīt uzņēmuma Color Expert – Storch LV SIA darbinieku motivācijas sistēmu, tās īstenošanu darba procesā, novērtēt sistēmas efektivitāti un izstrādāt priekšlikumus tās pilnveidošanai. Darbs sastāv no 3 nodaļām. Pirmajā nodaļā pētīta motivācija jēdziena būtība, intelektuālo darbinieku loma un īpatnības. Otrajā nodaļā analizētas jaunākās motivācijas teorijas, kā arī vadītāja loma darbinieku motivācijā. Trešajā nodaļā veikts pētījums par uzņēmumu Color Expert – Sto...

  17. Implementace algoritmu LoD terénu

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    Radil, Přemek

    2012-01-01

    Tato práce pojednává o implementaci algoritmu pro LoD vizualizaci terénu Seamless Patches for GPU-Based Terrain Rendering jako rozšíření knihovny Coin3D. Prezentuje postupy, za pomoci kterých tento algoritmus zobrazuje rozsáhlé terénní datasety. Celý terén je složen z plátů, které jsou uloženy v hierarchické struktuře. Hierarchie plátů je pak za běhu programu procházena jsou z ní generovány aktivní pláty na základě pozice pozorovatele. Každý plát se skládá z předem definovaných dlaždic a spoj...

  18. Lo spazio e la definizione del mondo sociale

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    Veronica Polese

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available In questi ultimi venti anni abbiamo vissuto in Italia una sempre maggiore attenzione alla violenza maschile verso le donne. Attenzione mediatica, attenzione politica, attenzione delle persone e delle comunità. La pratica di ascolto e relazione con donne in difficoltà a causa di violenza iniziata nella seconda metà degli anni ottanta è divenuta un discorso sociale sulla violenza maschile verso le donne, affermando nuovi paradigmi interpretativi e permettendo l’emersione di un problema strutturale della società, della cultura, del simbolico che ci iscrive nel mondo. Quella pratica ha determinato la possibilità di modificare un contesto che non aveva parole né rappresentazioni della violenza verso le donne, se non per la loro vittimizzazione salvifica di alcuni valori fondanti la società quale la famiglia. Il processo iniziato allora e nato nella fase finale del dibattito intorno alla nuova legge sulla violenza sessuale provava a dare una nuova risposta che aprisse lo spazio alla parola e ad un percorso di libertà femminile. Questa pratica ha accompagnato la nascita dei centri antiviolenza in Italia, con un processo creativo caratterizzato dal riconoscimento di autorità femminile nel percorso di cambiamento del reale in materia di violenza maschile verso le donne.

  19. Lo screening auxologico: un'indagine necessaria per la prevenzione dell'obesitá in etá scolare

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    R. La Licata

    2003-05-01

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    Obiettivi: l’interesse suscitato dall’obesità in età scolare è in continuo aumento, sia a causa della prevalenza sempre più estesa di tale patologia in questa età, sia perché il bambino vive con ansia e ostilità questo suo stato divenendo spesso oggetto di derisione da parte del gruppo. In un progetto di educazione alimentare che potesse avere un’azione di prevenzione primaria nei riguardi dell’obesità in età evolutiva; il nostro obiettivo è stato quello di effettuare uno screening prima di iniziare l’intervento su una porzione di popolazione scolastica per valutare lo stato auxologico dei soggetti e saggiare le loro conoscenze sulla nutrizione e sulle abitudini alimentari. Abbiamo ritenuto che ormai sia assolutamente necessario ricavare queste informazioni per poi programmare interventi efficaci ed efficienti per migliorare la qualità di ogni programma di educazione alimentare.

    Materiali e metodi: l’indagine condotta in tre scuole elementari di Palermo ha coinvolto per ogni scuola due terze, due quarte, due quinte per un totale di 360 bambini con un’età compresa tra i 7 e gli 11 anni. Per la valutazione auxologica sono stati presi in considerazione statura, peso ed età cronologica secondo il metodo di J.M. Tanner. Il rilevamento delle abitudini alimentari e stili di vita è stato effettuato per mezzo di un questionario a risposta multipla.

    Risultati: dai risultati di questa indagine preliminare è emerso che la prevalenza dell’obesità in età evolutiva nella nostra popolazione si avvicina notevolmente a quella italiana che è del 19%. Lo stile di vita sedentario aggrava la già precaria situazione dovuta alla cattiva alimentazione.

    Conclusioni: dalle considerazioni fatte appare evidente quanto sia necessario e urgente un intervento efficiente di educazione alimentare che non resti sporadico e privo di una metodologia ben

  20. MANY MEN USED ED TREATMENT WITHOUT THEIR PARTNERS’ KNOWLEDGE

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    Tan HM

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper aimed to identify and explore the understanding and perception of erectile dysfunction (ED using exploratory qualitative approaches. This study was conducted in Klang Valley, Malaysia. Purposive sampling was used to recruit 17 urban men aged 40-75 years. A semi-structural interview guide was used to explore men’s understanding of ED, impacts on their well-being and experiences with treatments. The focus groups revealed that ED was perceived to be an important loss in men’s lives as sexual performance was closely related to manhood. The men associated ED with a loss of masculinity and self-esteem. Men’s understanding of ED treatments was restricted to phophodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE-5 inhibitors and traditional therapies. Although PDE-5 inhibitors were perceived to be effective, they were concerned about their safety and costs. Some of the men have learned to cope with ED rather than to seek help, particularly among older men, who attributed their decreased sexual capacities and erection difficulties to aging, and therefore conditioned themselves to accepting it. In contrast, younger men who have erectile difficulties are considered as ‘abnormal’, and are more likely to seek help and receive treatment for their sexual problem. Men’s knowledge of and experience with modern treatments of ED were mainly associated with PDE-5 inhibitors. Their perception towards PDE-5 inhibitors was largely influenced by personal experience, information from mass media and friends. The high cost and fear of side effects were two main deterrents in the use of PDE-5 inhibitors. Many men had conceded their use of PDE-5 inhibitors without their partners’ knowledge. They worried that their partners would view the matter with suspicion and mistrust.

  1. Estudio de la arquitectura y el nivel de desarrollo de la red LoRaWAN y de los dispositivos LoRa.

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    Ordóñez Monfort, Ignacio

    2017-01-01

    Es realitza un estudi sobre les diverses definicions del IoT que es concreta en una sèrie de requisits essencials del IoT i les característiques de les xarxes de connexió sobre les que sustentar-lo. Es realitza posteriorment un estudi en profunditat de les característiques de LoRA/LoRaWAN, que poden limitar o afavorir el seu ús com xarxa d'implementació del IoT, valorant de manera individualitzada cadascuna d'elles. Finalment, es realitza una analisi sobre el nivell de desenvolupament, madur...

  2. hiperactividad: una mirada teórica desde lo pedagogico

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    Carmen María Cubero Venegas

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available En el trabajo con las personas profesionales en educación al abordar el tema del déficit de atención, surgen múltiples opiniones, muchas de ellas matizadas por los mitos y por las ideas falsas que han rodeado en los últimos 100 años al trastorno del déficit de atención con o sin hiperactividad. El objetivo propuesto, en este artículo, es intentar construir un referente pedagógico que sirva de base teórica al conocimiento, a la discusión y a la atención de la población escolar que tiene las características de este trastorno y que precisan día a día del compromiso solidario de sus maestras, sus maestros y su familia. En el artículo se propone una aproximación a la visión que históricamente ha tenido el trastorno del déficit de atención, las causas y las consecuencias en lo emocional, social y académico. Se mira el trastorno a partir del papel explicativo que permite el análisis de cuatro de las funciones ejecutivas de mayor relevancia para la comprensión de las características del trastorno: la memoria de trabajo, el desarrollo del lenguaje interno, las habilidades de autorregulación de las emociones y la motivación y de la habilidad para la resolución de problemas.

  3. Que es lo que queda cuando el agua se va

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    Hernán Ascui Fernández

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available El agua siempre deja huellas de su paso. Las aguas del Nilo, después de inundar las llanuras del río, se retiraban dejando el suelo colmado de los nutrientes que habían traído desde el corazón de África. Las costas de Chile han sido modeladas por el ir y venir de las aguas marinas, el río Ibáñez ha esculpido un profundo canal en la roca para abrirse paso, dando nacimiento a un magnífico lugar conocido como Garganta del río Ibáñez. Las cascadas horadan montañas para poder deslizarse como blancas lágrimas, la sobrecogedora belleza de los glaciares ha dejado potentes huellas de sus trayectorias. La lluvia también deposita marcas en los lugares y superficies que moja. A veces son apenas sutiles señales como el musgo que crece en las piedras húmedas o en el perfume de los bosques de Valdivia, con su tierra negra y empapada de lluvia y rocío. Otras veces las huellas del agua están presentes en la arquitectura como ocurre con los palafitos de Castro o Caleta Tortel, donde las casas se levantan para tomar distancia del agua que se mueve al ritmo de las mareas. En otras ocasiones, las huellas del descorren el velo de un drama urbano; es lo que ocurrió con la inundación del invierno pasado. Las huellas del agua aún son visibles en las paredes manchadas, en los muebles, en los pisos. El agua se fue pero dejando tras de sí un desalentador recuerdo de su paso por las ciudades, los pueblos y las casas.

  4. Valutazione del carico di stress nei Vigili del Fuoco: correlazione con il profilo psicologico ed alcuni indicatori biologici di rischio

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    P. Giacobazzi

    2003-05-01

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    Obiettivo: approfondire i rapporti tra carico lavorativo, personalità ed alcuni indicatori biochimici di risposta allo stress le cui modificazioni possono contribuire a spiegare la suscettibilità/resistenza al rischio di malattie.

     Materiali e metodi: l’indagine è stata effettuata su un gruppo di Vigili del Fuoco (n°61 confrontati con un gruppo di controllo (ricercatori universitari; entrambi hanno aderito tramite consenso informato e fornito un campione di saliva per la misura del cortisolo e delle IgA in condizioni di base. Un sottogruppo di vigili ha fornito anche un campione di saliva dopo un turno lavorativo notturno (condizione di stress. Parallelamente si è effettuato un assessment psicologico tramite la somministrazione di questionari quali: lo State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, il Big Five Observer, il Locus of Control ed il Sensation Seeking Scale. Risultati: in condizioni basali i Vigili del Fuoco mostrano un livello di cortisolo salivare più elevato dei controlli (24,9 ± 11,3 vs 20,0 ± 8,6 nmol/l, p=0,091, mentre il livello di IgA è simile nei due gruppi. Nei vigili, dopo lo stress lavorativo, si è evidenziato un calo significativo delle IgA (296,5 ± 160,5 vs 191,9 ± 95,3 Bg/ml, p=0,014 ed una correlazione positiva tra il cortisolo salivare e l’ansietà di stato e di tratto.

    Conclusioni: i Vigili del Fuoco sono risultati meno ansiosi, più predisposti al rischio e con un profilo di personalità di tipo realistico in linea con la scelta professionale. Lo stress lavorativo si associa ad una riduzione significativa dell’ escrezione salivare di IgA, assunta come indice di attività del sistema immunitario, mentre il cortisolo salivare, che rappresenta un indicatore sensibile di attività neuroendocrina sotto stress, pur non modificandosi in termini assoluti si associa con il livello di ansietà dei vigili allo studio.

  5. IP communication optimization for 6LoWPAN-Based Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Li MA

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available The emergence of 6LoWPAN makes it possible that Wireless Sensor Networks access to the Internet. However, the cost of IP communication between 6LoWPAN wireless sensor node and external internet node is still relatively high. This paper proposed a new addressing configuration and compression scheme in 6LoWPAN network called IPHC-NAT, which largely reduced the proportion of the IP header in 6LoWPAN packet, designed and constructed a bidirectional data transmission gateway to connect 6LoWPAN wireless sensor node with IPv6 client. The experimental results show the feasibility of the design of IPHC-NAT and the data transmission efficiency has significantly been improved compared to the original 6LoWPAN network.

  6. Gates Wide Shut. Un’ipotesi comparatistica per lo studio delle gated communities

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    Andrea Chiurato

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Il contributo indaga in una prospettiva comparatistica l’emergenza e l’evoluzione dell’immagine della “comunità fortificata” (gated community, con una particolare attenzione alla sua declinazione all’interno del genere romanzesco (I. Levin; J. G. Ballard; C. Piñeiro. Nato e sviluppatosi all’interno dell’immaginario anglosassone, tale paradigma postmetropolitano sembra infatti aver attecchito con successo in altri contesti storico-geografici, adattandosi plasticamente all’evoluzione del “discorso” della globalizzazione: dall’affermarsi delle retoriche del libero mercato tra gli anni Ottanta e Novanta; al risorgere delle ragioni della sicurezza e del territorio in coincidenza con l’inizio del nuovo millennio; per arrivare, infine, ai tempi più recenti della crisi economica. Lo scopo dell’analisi sarà quello di dimostrare in che misura questo “motivo” sia stato utilizzato per drammatizzare e tematizzare alcuni aspetti della correlazione tra le due dimensioni della world literature (il locale e il globale tra cui: il controllo e la gestione del movimento di merci e persone attraverso la pianificazione urbana; la ridefinizione delle tradizionali opposizioni topologiche ereditate dalla modernità (dentro/fuori, centro/periferia; la creazione di zone ibride, di nuovi paradigmi di appartenenza ed esclusione e di nuove “comunità immaginate”.The aim of the paper is to analyse, in a comparative perspective, the emergence and the evolution of the gated community’s image within the novels of the last four decades (I. Levin; J. G. Ballard; C. Piñeiro. Born and grown within the Anglo-Saxon imagery, the gated community paradigm seems to have spread in different historical and geographical contexts, adapting itself to the different phases of the globalization “discourse”: from the rise of neoliberal rhetoric between the Eighties and the Nineties, through the reemergence of the problems connected to security control

  7. LoFASM: A Low Frequency All Sky Monitor for Radio Transients and Student Training

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    2015-09-02

    SECURITY CLASSIFICATION OF: The Low-Frequency All- Sky Monitor (LoFASM) is an innovative new radio astronomy observatory. Designed and built by...Feb-2015 Approved for Public Release; Distribution Unlimited Final Report: LoFASM: A Low Frequency All Sky Monitor for Radio Transients and Student...reviewed journals: Number of Papers published in non peer-reviewed journals: Final Report: LoFASM: A Low Frequency All Sky Monitor for Radio Transients and

  8. Met Ed gets reprieve: banks lend tax money

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    Utroska, D.

    1981-01-01

    A consortium of banks agreed to loan Metropolitan Edison $23 million to pay its April 15 state taxes and temporarily relieve a cash-flow problem that is leading to default after the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission expedited a rate request. The continued solvency of Met Ed is a matter of speculation because the present credit formula is based on liquid assets which the PUC did not address. While the action taken by the bankers gives Met Ed a reprieve, it does not provide a long-term solution. The Revolving Credit Agreement will expire on October 1. Met Ed is still faced with the problem of relicensing Three Mile Island-1 unit and the cost of underwriting the cleanup of the No. 2 unit

  9. Actividades fisicodeportivas en el CRAE “Lo Carrilet”

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    Míriam Segura Meixó

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available En esta investigación se analiza la práctica física y deportiva de los niños y adolescentes que viven en un CRAE (centro residencial de acción educativa con el objetivo de presentar los beneficios y mejoras que esta genera a los chicos y chicas. A lo largo de la investigación se obtienen evidencias que demuestran que la práctica física ofrece una mejora en su calidad de vida, pero, al mismo tiempo, se detectan los puntos más débiles del proceso deportivo: la elección de la actividad, la metodología utilizada, el exceso de competitividad, la ausencia de seguimiento de la evolución del niño o adolescente, etc. La finalidad del estudio es responder a las cuestiones siguientes: ¿cómo se vive la educación física y el deporte en un centro de acogida? ¿Qué papel juega? ¿Cómo la ven los niños y adolescentes? ¿Puede la educación física ayudar a mejorar la conducta de los niños y adolescentes que viven en estos centros? ¿Puede la educación física ayudar a su socialización? En el estudio participan los niños y adolescentes del centro (n = 23, los tutores (n = 8 y los entrenadores y monitores (n = 15 de las actividades deportivas extraescolares en las que toman parte. Los datos se recogen mediante cuestionarios y entrevistas cara a cara. Los resultados de la investigación son compartidos con el CRAE para iniciar nuevas líneas de actuación y crear un protocolo para seleccionar la actividad deportiva teniendo en cuenta las características del niño, de la actividad, del entrenador y del entorno donde se practica.

  10. LO S PRO CESOS EDUCATIVOS EN WASLALA, RAAN

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    Fredy Leonel Valiente Contreras

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Nicaragua, en distintos períodos enfrentó altos índices de analfabetismo. El censo de 1971 reportó el 50.2 %; con la Cruzada Nacional de Alfabetización, se redujo a 12.6% según registros oficiales de 1980. En el período neoliberal de 1990 al 2006 se incrementó al 35%, aun a saber que una educación pertinente ha logrado bienestar y equidad social en países en vías del desarrollo autosustentable.La crisis en el Sistema Educativo se reflejó en la escasa inversión por estudiante, insuficientes textos y material didáctico, precaria infraestructura; insuficiente formación y remuneración de los docentes.El objetivo de esta línea basal fue diagnosticar y prescribir el enfoque, metodología y evaluación de las estructuras del pensum académico en los procesos educativos en Waslala que hasta en el 2007 sólo disponía de datos estadísticos.La metodología fue cualitativa–descriptiva y corte transversal. Se indagó factores de calidad: número y porcentaje de ingreso, abandono y egreso, cobertura, rendimiento académico,metodologías, supervisión y evaluación; asimismo la incidencia sociocultural y geográfica del entorno.El empirismo docente fue del 60% hasta el 2002 cuando la URACCAN–Las Minas emprendió la profesionalización. El desafío es coordinar con el Ministerio de Educación y la Pastoral; se facilite la profesionalización a nivel terciario; trazar políticas pertinentes para el área rural, coordinar interinstitucionalmente con el Ministerio de Salud; ampliar la cobertura, aprobar nuevas plazas; facilitar materiales didácticos y sistematizar las experiencias.

  11. Impact of foliage on LoRa 433MHz propagation in tropical environment

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    Ahmad, Khairol Amali; Salleh, Mohd Sharil; Segaran, Jivitraa Devi; Hashim, Fakroul Ridzuan

    2018-02-01

    LoRa is being considered as one of the promising system for Low-Power-Wide-Area-Network (LPWAN) to support the growth of Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Designed to operate in the industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) bands, LoRa had been tested and evaluated mainly in Europe and US in the 868 MHz and 915 MHz modulation bands. Using chirp spread spectrum technology, LoRa is expected to be robust against degredation. This paper provides some early results in the performance of LoRa signal propagation of 433 MHz modulation in tropical foliage environments.

  12. Operational and financial impact of physician screening in the ED.

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    Soremekun, Olanrewaju A; Biddinger, Paul D; White, Benjamin A; Sinclair, Julia R; Chang, Yuchiao; Carignan, Sarah B; Brown, David F M

    2012-05-01

    Physician screening is one of many front-end interventions being implemented to improve emergency department (ED) efficiency. We aimed to quantify the operational and financial impact of this intervention at an urban tertiary academic center. We conducted a 2-year before-after analysis of a physician screening system at an urban tertiary academic center with 90 000 annual visits. Financial impact consisted of the ED and inpatient revenue generated from the incremental capacity and the reduction in left without being seen (LWBS) rates. The ED and inpatient margin contribution as well as capital expenditure were based on available published data. We summarized the financial impact using net present value of future cash flows performing sensitivity analysis on the assumptions. Operational outcome measures were ED length of stay and percentage of LWBS. During the first year, we estimate the contribution margin of the screening system to be $2.71 million and the incremental operational cost to be $1.86 million. Estimated capital expenditure for the system was $1 200 000. The NPV of this investment was $2.82 million, and time to break even from the initial investment was 13 months. Operationally, despite a 16.7% increase in patient volume and no decrease in boarding hours, there was a 7.4% decrease in ED length of stay and a reduction in LWBS from 3.3% to 1.8%. In addition to improving operational measures, the implementation of a physician screening program in the ED allowed for an incremental increase in patient care capacity leading to an overall positive financial impact. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  13. Europa frente a lo extraño

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    Bernhard Waldenfels

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available "Pensar Europa en sus fronteras", como ya en 1992 proponían un grupo de filósofos de la Universidad de Estrasburgo -Denis Guénoun, Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, Jean-Luc Nancy, Daniel Payot-, significa considerar qué es eso de la "geofilosofía de Europa" como una cuestión imprescindible que conlleva toda reflexión veraz en torno a la idea de Europa. El debate al que invitaron a una serie diversa de colegas y amigos, procedentes de diferentes naciones, planteaba la posibilidad misma de una identificación de Europa, así como la profundidad, esto es, la misma violencia que esta posibilidad (o imposibilidad conlleva, como los hechos de la más reciente y rabiosa actualidad han confirmado una y otra vez desde aquellas fechas. La propuesta era todo menos fútil. En efecto, como es bien sabido y ellos mismos expresaron unos meses después, en julio de 1993, lo bien cierto es que ha habido terribles furores desencadenados y atroces desgarramientos tanto intra como extraeuropeos, que como mínimo nos urgen a pensar si el proyecto de lo que merece llamarse un 'mundo' puede o no puede confundirse con la exclusiva exportación de aquello que Europa habría inventado, producido e identificado. El futuro parece atenazado por dos figuras mórbidas, dos pesadillas simétricas, la mítica de un planeta homogéneo, como una gigantesca Europa que se extendiera por doquier, y la de una Europa recluida, encerrada en sus imprecisas e inciertas fronteras, una especie de barricadas o trincheras aislantes para que ella devorase en solitario el espejismo de su supuesto bienestar. Esta deplorable alternativa concita parte de nuestras responsabilidades, pues los escenarios del futuro se alimentan necesariamente de formas y de proposiciones de pensamiento, que vale la pena tratar de sopesar y de comprender. A este reto respondió la reflexión del profesor Bernhard Waldenfeis con una memorable intervención, publicada primero en  francés de

  14. Immagini dietro le sbarre: l’utilizzo della fotografia per lo sviluppo dell’intelligenza emotiva dei detenuti

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    Emanuela Saita

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Nel presente contributo verrà descritto un intervento che utilizza tecniche fotografiche in attività trattamentali rivolte a soggetti in condizione di detenzione, attività le cui finalità sono la risocializzazione e la rieducazione del reo. Scopo dell'intervento è favorire lo sviluppo dell'intelligenza emotiva (IE, intesa come la capacità di comprendere e riconoscere i propri e gli altrui stati emotivi; essa infatti è associata in letteratura ad una riduzione della recidiva e ad un aumentato benessere dei soggetti reclusi. Le tecniche fotografiche costituiscono uno strumento in grado di superare barriere linguistico-culturali ed eventuali resistenze individuali per far emergere contenuti simbolici connessi a stati emotivi, credenze o percezioni. L'intervento descritto prevede incontri di gruppo, una tipologia di setting che diviene possibile strumento di apprendimento, riflessione sul sé, oltre che luogo di confronto e possibile cambiamento. La struttura degli incontri è tale da perseguire sia l'obiettivo generale (sviluppo dell'IE che obiettivi più specifici, calibrati su differenti categorie di detenuti. Ad esempio, favorire il reinserimento dopo la detenzione in caso di pene medio/brevi, piuttosto che l’accettazione della pena e l’adattamento alla vita carceraria, nel caso di pene più lunghe. Il contributo si chiude con un’apertura sulle possibili modalità di valutazione di tale intervento, al fine di giungere alla formulazione di un protocollo generalizzabile e applicabile a differenti contesti.

  15. Separate collection of MSW. Technical and economical survey; Evoluzione e mercato della ricerca differenziata. Aspetti tecnici ed economici

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    Riganti, V. [Pavia Univ., Pavia (Italy). Dipt. di Chimica Generale, Cattedra di Chimica Merceologica; Vaccari, V. [Pavia Univ., Pavia (Italy). Dipt. di Ricerche Aziendali, Cattedra di Tecnologia dei Cicli Produttivi; Miranda, S. [CISPEL Lombardia, Segreteria Tecnica del Gruppo di Lavoro Ambiente, Milan (Italy)

    2000-01-01

    In this work the increasing of the separate collection of MSW (Municipal Solid Wastes) in Italy, has been studied, in terms of environmental improving, materials recycling and energy recovery, developing the concerning technical and economical aspects. The national situation has been evaluated too, on the basis of a statistical approach, carried out using data from reports of: CRS-Pro Acqua, ANPA, Federambiente. [Italian] Lo sviluppo della raccolta differenziata in Italia viene delineato in funzione della tutela ambientale e del recupero di materie e di energia, sviluppandone gli aspetti tecnici ed economici. Viene altresi' presentato un quadro statistico delle raccolte differenziate sulla base di elaborazioni da varie fonti (CRS-Pro Acqua, ANPA, Federambiente).

  16. Bioterrorismo: apuntes para una agenda de lo inesperado

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    Ponce de León-Rosales Samuel

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available La vulnerabilidad de las poblaciones humanas a terrorismo químico, biológico, radiológico y nuclear ha sido ampliamente discutida pero insuficientemente analizada. Las políticas de salud pública carecen de información sólida y relevante para diseñar programas costo-efectivos para prevenir o mitigar este tipo de incidentes en el futuro. Los gobiernos tienen insuficiencia presupuestal para hacer frente a este tipo de ataques. Por lo anterior, en países en desarrollo, como México, es conveniente reflexionar sobre las acciones preventivas particulares, los agentes potenciales y la prevención de la transmisión. Propuestas. La respuesta internacional ante un ataque biológico debe basarse en acuerdos internacionales que prohiben el uso de agentes biológicos con fines de guerra o defensa; así como intercambio académico y tecnológico para la prevención de ataques bioterroristas. Las recomendaciones, a escala nacional, ante un ataque biológico son: a una estrategia legal de defensa contra bioterrorismo; b educación, como clave para defensa contra bioterrorismo; c creación de un programa nacional de coordinación interinstitucional antibioterrorista, que incluya asistencia de urgencias médicas y la obtención de evidencia médica forense; d instalación de un sistema de vigilancia epidemiológica ante el uso de armas biológicas; e instauración de un laboratorio de análisis de material biológico asociado con incidentes terroristas; f preparación de campañas públicas de información; g garantía de abasto de material diagnóstico, protección especial y tratamiento de urgencias ante ataques biológicos; h descentralización de sistemas de alerta para detección oportuna de terrorismo biológico; i respuesta a acciones bioterroristas dirigidas contra animales y plantas, y j creación de Comités de Etica ante situaciones de urgencia por un ataque biológico. Conclusiones. El cambiante panorama epidemiológico requiere de una

  17. Teaching Russian Via Distance Learning, the EdNet Experience.

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    Zsiray, Stephen W., Jr.; And Others

    In Utah, the statewide distance education network (EdNet) enables students from five rural and suburban high schools to learn Russian and earn college credits. Courses in Russian are offered through a partnership involving the Cache County School District, Utah State University, and the Utah State Office of Education. Classes are taught on one…

  18. EdF-Gaz de France. No merger without dismembering

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    Lepetit, V.

    2007-01-01

    Gathering together the two historical French energy monopolies, Electricite de France (EdF) and Gaz de France (GdF), and warranting low electricity and gas prices is still an attractive idea for some political and syndicate representatives. However, such a merger would create a dominating position which is forbidden with respect to Brussels criteria. (J.S.)

  19. Mai alguses linastub dokfilm "Sinimäed" / Andris Feldmanis

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    Feldmanis, Andris, 1982-

    2006-01-01

    Valminud on 6-osalise ajaloodokumentaalide sarja "Kuum külm sõda" teine film "Sinimäed" : stsenaristid Kiur Aarma, Mart Laar, Eerik-Niiles Kross, Raimo Jõerand : režissöör Raimo Jõerand : Ruut Pictures

  20. lsnjbhakta@gmail.com A Comparative SEM-EDS Elemental

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    effect on food production in terrestrial and aquatic compartment in ... Processing and SEM-EDS analysis of mud: In the laboratory, the ... and for SEM image observation was 15 kV, applying .... by weathering in the Omi acid clay deposit, Japan.

  1. Murray Pittock, ed., The Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Romanticism.

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    Manfred Malzahn

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Murray Pittock, ed., The Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Romanticism. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2011. Pp. 251. ISBN 978-0-7486-3845-1 (hardback. £ 65.00. ISBN 978-0-7486-3846-8 (paperback. £ 21.99.

  2. Review: Sanya Osha (ed.), The Social Contract in Africa (2014)

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    2014-01-01

    Review of the edited volume:Sanya Osha (ed.), The Social Contract in Africa, Pretoria: Africa Institute for South Africa, 2014, ISBN 978-0-7983-0444-3, 200 pages Besprechung des Sammelbandes:Sanya Osha (Hrsg.), The Social Contract in Africa, Pretoria: Africa Institute for South Africa, 2014, ISBN 978-0-7983-0444-3, 200 Seiten

  3. Psychological and psychopathological variables associated with eating disorders (ED

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    Antonio Fernández-Delgado

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Objective: The aim of this study was to compare some psychological and psychopathological variables usually associated with different types of patients with eating disorders (ED. A total of 22 variables (psychological, psychopathological and specifically related to TCA were analyzed in three groups of patients with anorexia nervosa (AN, bulimia nervosa (BN and eating disorders not otherwise specified (EDNOS. Method: The sample consisted of 76 patients diagnosed with ED (mean age 20.13 ± 6.28 years; 69 women and 7 men. The following questionnaires were administered: Rosenberg's Self-Esteem Scale (SES, Symptom Checklist-90-Revised (SCL-90-R, Beck's Depression Inventory (BDI, State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI, Body Shape Questionnaire (BSQ, Body Appreciation Scale (BAS, Eating Disorder Inventory-2 (EDI-2 and Body Image Quality of Life Inventory (BIQLI-SP. Results: Generally no significant differences between groups, except for the variables related to the BSQ and EDI-2 questionnaires, were found. The study of the correlations among the different variables specifically related to eating disorders and others, showed differences between groups. Conclusions: The present study shows few differences with respect to psychopathological symptoms among the different types of ED. Bearing in mind future studies, it would be interesting to use a bigger sample size, to include more men, and to distinguish between restricted/purging types of ED.

  4. Using Telemedicine to Address Crowding in the ED.

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    Guss, Benjamin; Mishkin, David; Sharma, Rahul

    2016-11-01

    Some health systems are piloting telemedicine solutions in the ED to address crowding and decrease patient wait times. One new program, implemented at the Lisa Perry Emergency Center at New York Presbyterian (NYP) Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York, involves offering low-acuity patients the option of visiting an off-site physician via telemedicine hookup. Administrators note that the approach can get patients in and out of the ED within 30 minutes, and patients have thus far been highly satisfied with the approach. However, an earlier telemedicine program piloted at the University of San Diego Health System’s (UCSD) Hillcrest Hospital in 2013 got bogged down due to administrative and insurance reimbursement hurdles, although the approach showed enough promise that there is interest in restarting the program. In the NYP program, patients are identified as appropriate candidates for the program at triage. They can opt to be seen remotely or through traditional means in the ED’s fast-track section. Administrators note that patients with complex problems requiring extensive workups are not suitable for the telemedicine approach. The most challenging aspect of implementing a successful telemedicine program in the ED is getting the workflows right, according to administrators. An earlier ED-based telemedicine program piloted at UCSD ran into difficulties because the model required the involvement of two physicians, and some insurers did not want to pay for the telemedicine visits. However, patients were receptive.

  5. Ülo Isberg : Tahtsin midagi Eesti heaks teha / Riho Laurisaar

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    Laurisaar, Riho

    2005-01-01

    14. juunil sõitis koos Estpla-11 kergejalaväerühmaga Iraaki koalitsioonivägede (Multinational Corps-Iraq) teavitusosakonna teenistusse reservohvitser Ülo Isberg. Sõjaväeametniku elu- ja teenistuskäigust. Lisa: Ülo Isberg

  6. 75 FR 61478 - D'Lo Gas Storage, LLC; Notice of Petition

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    2010-10-05

    ... DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP10-504-000] D'Lo Gas Storage, LLC; Notice of Petition September 24, 2010. Take notice that on September 21, 2010, D'Lo Gas.... CP10-504-000, a petition for an Exemption of Temporary Acts and Operations and Request for Expedited...

  7. LO APEIRON: VOZ DE GRECIA CLÁSICA EN LA CIENCIA CONTEMPORÁNEA

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    ROMÁN CASTAÑEDA-SEPULVEDA

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Se analiza el paralelo entre lo apeiron, designado por Anaximandro como arche cósmico y las concepciones sobre el universo derivadas de los desarrollos científicos, particularmente del siglo XX. Este análisis sugiere la vigencia del pensamiento de Anaximandro, quien lo promulgó hace 26 siglos.

  8. Occupational stress in the ED: a systematic literature review.

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    Basu, Subhashis; Qayyum, Hasan; Mason, Suzanne

    2017-07-01

    Occupational stress is a major modern health and safety challenges. While the ED is known to be a high-pressure environment, the specific organisational stressors which affect ED staff have not been established. We conducted a systematic review of literature examining the sources of organisational stress in the ED, their link to adverse health outcomes and interventions designed to address them. A narrative review of contextual factors that may contribute to occupational stress was also performed. All articles written in English, French or Spanish were eligible for conclusion. Study quality was graded using a modified version of the Newcastle-Ottawa Scale. Twenty-five full-text articles were eligible for inclusion in our systematic review. Most were of moderate quality, with two low-quality and two high-quality studies, respectively. While high demand and low job control were commonly featured, other studies demonstrated the role of insufficient support at work, effort-reward imbalance and organisational injustice in the development of adverse health and occupational outcomes. We found only one intervention in a peer-reviewed journal evaluating a stress reduction programme in ED staff. Our review provides a guide to developing interventions that target the origins of stress in the ED. It suggests that those which reduce demand and increase workers' control over their job, improve managerial support, establish better working relationships and make workers' feel more valued for their efforts could be beneficial. We have detailed examples of successful interventions from other fields which may be applicable to this setting. Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For permission to use (where not already granted under a licence) please go to http://www.bmj.com/company/products-services/rights-and-licensing/.

  9. TrED: the Trichophyton rubrum Expression Database

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    Liu Tao

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Trichophyton rubrum is the most common dermatophyte species and the most frequent cause of fungal skin infections in humans worldwide. It's a major concern because feet and nail infections caused by this organism is extremely difficult to cure. A large set of expression data including expressed sequence tags (ESTs and transcriptional profiles of this important fungal pathogen are now available. Careful analysis of these data can give valuable information about potential virulence factors, antigens and novel metabolic pathways. We intend to create an integrated database TrED to facilitate the study of dermatophytes, and enhance the development of effective diagnostic and treatment strategies. Description All publicly available ESTs and expression profiles of T. rubrum during conidial germination in time-course experiments and challenged with antifungal agents are deposited in the database. In addition, comparative genomics hybridization results of 22 dermatophytic fungi strains from three genera, Trichophyton, Microsporum and Epidermophyton, are also included. ESTs are clustered and assembled to elongate the sequence length and abate redundancy. TrED provides functional analysis based on GenBank, Pfam, and KOG databases, along with KEGG pathway and GO vocabulary. It is integrated with a suite of custom web-based tools that facilitate querying and retrieving various EST properties, visualization and comparison of transcriptional profiles, and sequence-similarity searching by BLAST. Conclusion TrED is built upon a relational database, with a web interface offering analytic functions, to provide integrated access to various expression data of T. rubrum and comparative results of dermatophytes. It is devoted to be a comprehensive resource and platform to assist functional genomic studies in dermatophytes. TrED is available from URL: http://www.mgc.ac.cn/TrED/.

  10. El sentido de lo femenino: sobre la admiración y la diferencia sexual

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    Catherine Malabou

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se exponen una serie de cuestiones que plantean el marco y la extensión de lo que se entiende por lo femenino, así como su papel en lo que respecta a la diferencia sexual y al género, desvinculándolo de las mujeres. A través de un recorrido por el pensamiento de distintos autores que han trabajado el concepto de lo femenino, tales como Levinas, Derrida, Heidegger e Irigaray, se analiza el concepto de admiración cartesiano como advenimiento del otro. Lo femenino reconoce además el cuerpo de la mujer y su múltiple sexualidad encarnada por sus múltiples labios, según la imagen de Irigaray, en su paso hacia una identidad metabólica y en tránsito.

  11. Characterising non-urgent users of the emergency department (ED: A retrospective analysis of routine ED data.

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    Colin O'Keeffe

    Full Text Available The pressures of patient demand on emergency departments (EDs continue to be reported worldwide, with an associated negative impact on ED crowding and waiting times. It has also been reported that a proportion of attendances to EDs in different international systems could be managed in settings such as primary care. This study used routine ED data to define, measure and profile non-urgent ED attendances that were suitable for management in alternative, non-emergency settings.We undertook a retrospective analysis of three years of Hospital Episode and Statistics Accident Emergency (HES A&E data for one large region in England, United Kingdom (April 1st 2011 to March 31st 2014. Data was collected on all adult (>16 years ED attendances from each of the 19 EDs in the region. A validated process based definition of non-urgent attendance was refined for this study and applied to the data. Using summary statistics non-urgent attenders were examined by variables hypothesised to influence them as follows: age at arrival, time of day and day of week and mode of arrival. Odds ratios were calculated to compare non-urgent attenders between groups.There were 3,667,601 first time attendances to EDs, of which 554,564 were defined as non-urgent (15.1%. Non-urgent attendances were significantly more likely to present out of hours than in hours (OR = 1.19, 95% CI: 1.18 to 1.20, P<0.001. The odds of a non-urgent attendance were significantly higher for younger patients (aged 16-44 compared to those aged 45-64 (odds ratio: 1.42, 95% CI: 1.41 to 1.43, P<0.001 and the over 65's (odds ratio: 3.81, 95% CI: 3.78 to 3.85, P<0.001. Younger patients were significantly more likely to attend non-urgently out of hours compared to the 45-64's (OR = 1.24, 95% CI: 1.22 to 1.25, P<0.001 and the 65+'s (OR = 1.38, 95% CI: 1.35 to 1.40, P<0.001. 110,605/554,564 (19.9% of the non-urgent attendances arrived by ambulance, increasing significantly out of hours versus in hours (OR = 2

  12. Un viaje desde lo imaginario a lo real. Una aproximación al perfil del turista literario en España

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    Rubén J. Pérez Redondo

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available Los viajes han sido frecuentemente objeto de inspiración para escritores y cronistas que han ido dejando la huella de su experiencia viajera en el desarrollo de sus textos. En ellos se suele alternar lo real con lo imaginario y es esa una de las principales fortalezas que puede tener un trabajo literario para alcanzar el éxito. La constante intromisión de lo real en lo ficticio y viceversa permite la construcción de incesantes imaginarios sociales en determinados lugares y momentos. Las creaciones literarias transportan al lector a una realidad que sólo existe o se configura en su cabeza. Con el auge y desarrollo del turismo literario, que es una rama del turismo cultural, se va a permitir, de múltiples maneras, que el lector complemente en el mundo real lo que experimentó en sus lecturas, por ejemplo visitando los lugares donde discurre la trama de una novela. En este artículo se va a analizar, por un lado, el turismo literario como factor de creación de nuevos imaginarios sociales y, por otra parte, se va a construir un perfil del turista literario en España que nos permita identificar cuáles son sus características comunes. Para conseguir este fin hemos revisado bibliografía específica sobre el tema tratado, se ha recurrido a organismos culturales que nos han aportado datos sobre el visitante y su experiencia viajera y hemos incorporado una encuesta como técnica para obtener información.      

  13. "Cy Twombly: Intérprete de dos mundos" [Un artista entre Estados Unidos y Europa, entre lo clásico y lo contemporáneo

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    Gras Cruz, Irene

    2017-01-01

    Esta tesis “Cy Twombly: Intérprete de dos mundos” [Un artista entre Estados Unidos y Europa, entre lo clásico y lo contemporáneo] pretende dar a conocer al artista norteamericano Cy Twombly (1928-2011) en nuestro país y destacar la importancia que tiene dentro del panorama artístico como figura clave en un momento de efervescencia —artística y creativa— americana en el que a diferencia de sus coetáneos prefirió emigrar a Europa, concretamente a Italia. Mientras todos se trasladaban a la nueva...

  14. La reinvención de lo público en la videocultura urbana

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    Néstor García Canclini

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available ¿Se puede reconstruir lo público en una megalópolis donde lo privado invade todo, donde las reglas se reemplazan por el caos o por la simulación del control de quienes nos informan y vigilan? A partir de drásticos cambios producidos en la familia tradicional, la ciudad y el Estado-nación, se intenta replantear la definición de lo público en el nuevo tipo de experiencias urbanas establecidas por las megaciudades y los medios masivos de comunicación. Los medios electrónicos lo buscan construyendo imaginarios que articulan lo global y lo local así como en la visualidad publicitaria urbana, a través de la espectacularización de mercancías y servicios, incluidos aquellos a los que sólo acceden minorías. Esto lleva a evaluar en qué medida los medios cumplen una función pragmática o más bien una función simbólica y ritual.

  15. Safe Handling of Snakes in an ED Setting.

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    Cockrell, Melanie; Swanson, Kristofer; Sanders, April; Prater, Samuel; von Wenckstern, Toni; Mick, JoAnn

    2017-01-01

    Efforts to improve consistency in management of snakes and venomous snake bites in the emergency department (ED) can improve patient and staff safety and outcomes, as well as improve surveillance data accuracy. The emergency department at a large academic medical center identified an opportunity to implement a standardized process for snake disposal and identification to reduce staff risk exposure to snake venom from snakes patients brought with them to the ED. A local snake consultation vendor and zoo Herpetologist assisted with development of a process for snake identification and disposal. All snakes have been identified and securely disposed of using the newly implemented process and no safety incidents have been reported. Other emergency department settings may consider developing a standardized process for snake disposal using listed specialized consultants combined with local resources and suppliers to promote employee and patient safety. Copyright © 2017 Emergency Nurses Association. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  16. Scalability analysis of large-scale LoRaWAN networks in ns-3

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    Abeele, Floris Van den; Haxhibeqiri, Jetmir; Moerman, Ingrid; Hoebeke, Jeroen

    2017-01-01

    As LoRaWAN networks are actively being deployed in the field, it is important to comprehend the limitations of this Low Power Wide Area Network technology. Previous work has raised questions in terms of the scalability and capacity of LoRaWAN networks as the number of end devices grows to hundreds or thousands per gateway. Some works have modeled LoRaWAN networks as pure ALOHA networks, which fails to capture important characteristics such as the capture effect and the effects of interference...

  17. Intrusion Detection and light weight Firewall for the 6LoWPAN networks

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    Shreenivas, Dharmini

    2014-01-01

    IPv6 over Low power WPAN (6loWPAN) is an adaption layer introduced between the link layer and the network layer in the TCP/IP protocol stack to t the IPv6 datagrams over the IEEE 802.15.4 link layer. 6loWPAN networks comprise of internet enabled resource-constrained smart objects which are interconnected with each other through the Internet Protocol (IPv6). In Internet of Things (IoT), smart devices of the 6loWPAN networks are connected to the unsecured public Internet. RPL (Routing Protocol ...

  18. MobilED: a step backwards to look ahead

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    Van Den Berg, M

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Psychology, 52(3), 476-485. Gamache, P. (2002). University Students as Creators of Personal Knowledge: an alternative epistemological view. Teaching in Higher Education, 7(3), 277. Garcia, L., & Quek, F. (1997). Qualitative research in information systems... Kenney & N. Nieveen (Eds.), Educational Design Research (pp. 52-67). London: Routledge. Reeves, T. C., Herrington, J., & Olivier, R. (2005). Design Research: A Socially Responsible Approach to Instructional Technology Research in Higher Education...

  19. Attività antimicrobica, antivirale ed immunomodulante di peptidi anticorpali

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    Ciociola, Tecla

    2011-01-01

    Il progetto complessivo si è proposto di studiare le potenzialità immunoterapeutiche ed immunomodulanti di peptidi sintetici di derivazione anticorpale. I peptidi correlati ai CDR e molti decapeptidi, rappresentanti la regione variabile di un Ab anti-idiotipico ricombinante immagine interna di una tossina killer di lievito, hanno esibito attività fungicida in vitro nei confronti di Candida albicans. Un derivato alaninico di un decapeptide candidacida ha mostrato una incrementata efficacia ter...

  20. ED utilization trends in sports-related traumatic brain injury.

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    Hanson, Holly R; Pomerantz, Wendy J; Gittelman, Mike

    2013-10-01

    Emergency department (ED) visits for sports-related traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) have risen. This study evaluated how the number and severity of admissions have changed as ED visits for sports-related TBIs have increased. A retrospective study of children aged 0 to 19 years at a level 1 trauma center was performed. Patients from 2002 to 2011 with a primary or secondary diagnosis of TBI were identified from the hospital's inpatient and outpatient trauma registries. Frequencies were used to characterize the population, χ(2) analysis was performed to determine differences between groups, and regression analysis looked at relationship between year and injury severity score or length of stay. Sport was responsible for injury in 3878 (15.4%) cases during the study period; 3506 (90.4%) were discharged from the hospital, and 372 (9.6%) were admitted. Seventy-three percent were male patients and 78% Caucasian; mean age was 13 ± 3.5 years. ED visits for sports-related TBIs increased 92% over the study period, yet there was no significant change (χ(2) = 9.8, df = 9, P = .37) in the percentage of children admitted. Mean injury severity score for those admitted decreased from 7.8 to 4.8 (β = -0.46; P = .006); length of stay trended downward (β = -0.05; P = .05). The percentage of children being admitted from the ED with sports-related TBI has not changed over the past 10 years. The severity of admitted sports-related TBI is decreasing. Additional research is needed to correlate these trends with other TBI mechanisms.

  1. A comparison of the analysis of REE-bearing phosphates by standardless EDS and standardised EDS and WDS

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    Griffin, B.J.; Hancock, R.C.; Trautman, R.L.

    2002-01-01

    Full text: Current generation energy dispersive X-ray analysis systems EDS on SEM are user-friendly with 'simple' software interfaces. Minimal training is considered necessary for operation. One aim of this study was to test this hypothesis. The second aim, as a part of other studies, was to compare the results of the x-ray microanalysis of a suite of rare earth element (REE) bearing standard glasses and also a suite of rare earth element (REE) bearing phosphate mineral grains using different analytical systems. Our results from the same sample mounts have been obtained using three analytical systems: an Oxford Instruments ISIS EDS on a JEOL 6400 SEM, a Noran Voyager EDS on a JEOL 6400 SEM and a Moran Scientific WDS package on a JEOL 6400 SEM. A total of forty nine natural mineral grains have been analysed for twenty-two elements, including the REE, Ca, P and F (where possible) by each analytical system. Additional analyses were obtained from simple REE-bearing glass standards, each containing only one REE at around 11 wt %. The natural mineral grain results obtained from the different analytical systems show a number of significant variations. The two EDS datasets are comparable in terms of total REE but generally are a factor of two less than the WDS dataset. Internally the EDS datasets differ in that one set shows consistently a strong negative yttrium oxide result (typically -1 wt %) due to an excessive correction for a strong phosphorus overlap (Ka on La) whereas the second dataset shows the reverse with typically 1 wt % yttrium oxide reported, as a result of inadequate correction of the phosphorus overlap. Major elements are comparable between the standard-based datasets but not with the standardless dataset although all show similar reproducibility. The standard glass results are more coherent and consistent, as would be expected from the simpler composition and higher abundances. One clear outcome from these data is that complex compositions where

  2. Active Intervention Can Decrease Burnout In Ed Nurses.

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    Wei, Rong; Ji, Hong; Li, Jianxin; Zhang, Liyao

    2017-03-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate whether active intervention can decrease job burnout and improve performance among ED nurses. This study was carried out in the emergency departments of 3 hospitals randomly selected from 8 comprehensive high-level hospitals in Jinan, China. A total of 102 nurses were enrolled and randomly divided into control and intervention groups. For 6 months, nurses in intervention groups were treated with ordinary treatment plus comprehensive management, whereas nurses in the control group were treated with ordinary management, respectively. Questionnaires were sent and collected at baseline and at the end of the study. The Student t test was used to evaluate the effect of comprehensive management in decreasing burnout. All ED nurses showed symptoms of job burnout at different levels. Our data indicated that comprehensive management significantly decreased emotional exhaustion and depersonalization (P burnout in ED nurses and contribute to relieving work-related stress and may further protect against potential mental health problems. Copyright © 2016 Emergency Nurses Association. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  3. The implementation of Mask-Ed: reflections of academic participants.

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    Reid-Searl, Kerry; Levett-Jones, Tracy; Cooper, Simon; Happell, Brenda

    2014-09-01

    This paper profiles the findings from a study that explored the perspectives and experiences of nurse educators who implemented a novel simulation approach termed Mask-Ed. The technique involves the educator wearing a silicone mask and or body parts and transforming into a character. The premise of this approach is that the masked educator has domain specific knowledge related to the simulation scenario and can transmit this to learners in a way that is engaging, realistic, spontaneous and humanistic. Nurse educators charged with the responsibility of implementing Mask-Ed in three universities were invited to participate in the study by attending an introductory workshop, implementing the technique and then journaling their experiences, insights and perspectives over a 12 month period. The journal entries were then thematically analysed. Key themes were categorised under the headings of Preparation, Implementation and Impact; Reflexivity and Responsiveness; Student Engagement and Ownership; and Teaching and Learning. Mask-Ed is a simulation approach which allows students to interact with the 'characters' in humanistic ways that promote person-centred care and therapeutic communication. This simulation approach holds previously untapped potential for a range of learning experiences, however, to be effective, adequate resourcing, training, preparation and practice is required. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  4. LO FAMILIAR EN LAS CREENCIAS Y LAS CREENCIAS EN LO FAMILIAR”: FAMILIA, TRANSMISIÓN Y RELIGIÓN EN LA ARGENTINA ACTUAL.

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    Verónica Giménez-Béliveau

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available En tanto dispositivo central de la reproducción social, la familia es una palanca fundamental de la transmisión de la religión. Es que el grupo doméstico, actúa tanto en el plano de lo “físico” como de lo “espiritual”: la reproducción social en las sociedades occidentales modernas reconoce como uno de sus lugares privilegiados a la familia nuclear, y esto se refiere tanto a la reproducción de sus miembros (nacimientos como a la reproducción de valores, estándares de vida, posiciones sociales y también adscripciones, prácticas y creencias religiosas. La propuesta de este trabajo es trazar algunas líneas de análisis en torno al eje familia-religión en la Argentina actual centrándonos en la transmisión familiar de las religiones. Reflexionaremos sobre la incidencia de lo familiar en la conformación de identidades religiosas y, a su vez, cómo lo religioso contribuye diferencialmente a la cohesión de las unidades domésticas. Para ello, analizaremos las tramas de la transmisión y apropiación familiar de creencias, prácticas y ritosreligiosos en la estructura social argentina.

  5. Library Service Marketing Based on SoLoMo%基于SoLoMo的图书馆服务营销

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    时婉璐

    2012-01-01

    SoLoMo is the integration of social, local and mobile. It is viewed as the future trend of the development of the internet, and offers new directions for the library service marketing. In the face of the change of users' information behaviors and the social information environment, libraries should catch and formulate timely strategies, use the concept of SoLoMo effectively, build the social media marketing map actively, establish the local word-of-mouth network, and benefit from the mobile, in order to meet the revolution and challenge presented by the new information environment.%由Social(社交)、Local(本地化)和Mobile(移动)整合而来的SoLoMo被一致认为是互联网未来的发展趋势,为图书馆未来的服务营销提供了新方向。面对用户信息行为、社会信息环境的变化,图书馆应该捕捉和制订适时的策略,有效利用SoLoMo概念,积极创建社会化媒体营销地图,建立本地化口碑网络,使图书馆在移动中得到实惠,迎接新信息环境带来的变革与挑战。

  6. Cinema ed enogastronomia nel portale turistico della Regione Toscana

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    Corinto, Gian Luigi

    2016-01-01

    Il presente lavoro tratta il caso della Regione Toscana che dal 2005 ha affidato alla Fondazione Sistema Toscana la missione di coordinare strategicamente le attività di promozione territoriale, tra cui le attività della film commission e del portale web dedicato al turismo. Lo scopo è quello di analizzare il modello di promozione degli itinerari enogastronomici e cinematografici come presentato dal portale turistico toscano. L'analisi dimostra che la scoperta dell'enogastronomia regionale è ...

  7. Impact of prospective verification of intravenous antibiotics in an ED.

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    Hunt, Allyson; Nakajima, Steven; Hall Zimmerman, Lisa; Patel, Manav

    2016-12-01

    Delay in appropriate antibiotic therapy is associated with an increase in mortality and prolonged length of stay. Automatic dispensing machines decrease the delivery time of intravenous (IV) antibiotics to patients in the emergency department (ED). However, when IV antibiotics are not reviewed by pharmacists before being administered, patients are at risk for receiving inappropriate antibiotic therapy. The objective of this study was to determine if a difference exists in the time to administration of appropriate antibiotic therapy before and after implementation of prospective verification of antibiotics in the ED. This retrospective, institutional review board-approved preimplementation vs postimplementation study evaluated patients 18years or older who were started on IV antibiotics in the ED. Patients were excluded if pregnant, if the patient is a prisoner, if no cultures were drawn, or if the patient was transferred from an outside facility. Appropriate antibiotic therapy was based on empiric source-specific evidence-based guidelines, appropriate pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties, and microbiologic data. The primary end point was the time from ED arrival to administration of appropriate antibiotic therapy. Of the 1628 evaluated, 128 patients met the inclusion criteria (64 pre vs 64 post). Patients were aged 65.2±17.0years, with most of infections being pneumonia (44%) and urinary tract infections (18%) and most patients being noncritically ill. Time to appropriate antibiotic therapy was reduced in the postgroup vs pregroup (8.1±8.6 vs 15.2±22.8hours, respectively, P=.03). In addition, appropriate empiric antibiotics were initiated more frequently after the implementation (92% post vs 66% pre; P=.0001). There was no difference in mortality or length of stay between the 2 groups. Prompt administration of the appropriate antibiotics is imperative in patients with infections presenting to the ED. The impact of prospective verification of

  8. Analysis of microtraces in invasive traumas using SEM/EDS.

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    Vermeij, E J; Zoon, P D; Chang, S B C G; Keereweer, I; Pieterman, R; Gerretsen, R R R

    2012-01-10

    Scanning electron microscopy in combination with energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometry (SEM/EDS) is a proven forensic tool and has been used to analyze several kinds of trace evidence. A forensic application of SEM/EDS is the examination of morphological characteristics of tool marks that tools and instruments leave on bone. The microtraces that are left behind by these tools and instruments on the bone are, however, often ignored or not noticed at all. In this paper we will describe the use of SEM/EDS for the analysis of microtraces in invasive sharp-force, blunt-force and bone-hacking traumas in bone. This research is part of a larger multi-disciplinary approach in which pathologists, forensic anthropologists, toolmark and microtrace experts work together to link observed injuries to a suspected weapon or, in case of an unknown weapon, to indicate a group of objects that could have been used as a weapon. Although there are a few difficulties one have to consider, the method itself is rather simple and straightforward to apply. A sample of dry and clean bone is placed into the SEM sample chamber and brightness and contrast are set such that bone appears grey, metal appears white and organic material appears black. The sample is then searched manually to find relevant features. Once features are found their elemental composition is measured by an energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer (EDS). This method is illustrated using several cases. It is shown that SEM/EDS analysis of microtraces in bone is a valuable tool to get clues about an unknown weapon and can associate a specific weapon with injuries on the basis of appearance and elemental composition. In particular the separate results from the various disciplines are complementary and may be combined to reach a conclusion with a stronger probative value. This is not only useful in the courtroom but above all in criminal investigations when one have to know for what weapon or object to look for. Copyright © 2011

  9. Ülikoolide pearahasüsteem pidurdab arengut / Ülo Niinemets ; intervjueerinud Sirje Tohver

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    Niinemets, Ülo, 1970-

    2009-01-01

    Küsimustele vastab EMÜ põllumajandus- ja keskkonnainstituudi taimefüsioloogia professor Ülo Niinemets, kes on õpetanud Saksamaal Bayreuthi, Uus-meremaal Canterbury, Hollandis Utrechti ja Ameerika Ühendriikides Havai ülikoolis

  10. Polarization dependent behavior of CdS around the first and second LO-phonon modes

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    Frausto-Reyes, C.; Molina-Contreras, J.R.; Lopez-Alvarez, Y.F.; Medel-Ruiz, C.I.; Perez Ladron de Guevara, H.; Ortiz-Morales, M.

    2010-01-01

    The present work report studies on resonant Raman experimental line shape for CdS around the first and second LO-phonon modes. The application of our method to the study of LO-phonon modes of CdS suggests that the scattered intensity is dominated by the surface and dependent on polarization. Results showed that the Raman spectra for CdS, roughly fall into three groups: a broad line-wing with apparent maxima around 194 cm -1 in the range of 140 and 240 cm -1 which can be ascribed to overtone scattering from acoustic phonons; a band near the 1LO phonon mode which can be attributed to a combination of one-phonon scattering and peak acoustic phonon and finally, a band near the 2LO phonon mode which can be attributed to a combination of two-phonon scattering and peak acoustic phonon.

  11. Performance Evaluation of Low Cost LoRa Modules in IoT Applications

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    Daud, Shuhaizar; Shi Yang, Teoh; Asmi Romli, Muhamad; Awang Ahmad, Zahari; Mahrom, Norfadila; Raof, Rafikha Aliana A.

    2018-03-01

    LoRa is a low power long range wireless communication platform that is designed as an efficient communication platform for small, low powered devices. This makes it very suitable for battery powered devices and IoT implementation. This paper evaluates some low cost LoRa modules available on the market and their suitability, energy efficiency and performance during operation. Two low cost LoRa transceiver from Semtech Industries, the SX1272 and SX1278 were tested for their power consumption and maximum transmission range. This study have evaluated the two LoRa solutions and found that the SX1278 have a better transmission range and uses lower energy compared to the SX1272 thus making it more suitable for embedded implementation as a data gateway.

  12. Development of HiLo Microscope and its use in In-Vivo Applications

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    Patel, Shreyas J.

    The functionality of achieving optical sectioning in biomedical research is invaluable as it allows for visualization of a biological sample at different depths while being free of background scattering. Most current microscopy techniques that offer optical sectioning, unfortunately, require complex instrumentation and thus are generally costly. HiLo microscopy, on the other hand, offers the same functionality and advantage at a relatively low cost. Hence, the work described in this thesis involves the design, build, and application of a HiLo microscope. More specifically, a standalone HiLo microscope was built in addition to implementing HiLo microscopy on a standard fluorescence microscope. In HiLo microscopy, optical sectioning is achieved by acquiring two different types of images per focal plane. One image is acquired under uniform illumination and the other is acquired under speckle illumination. These images are processed using an algorithm that extracts in-focus information and removes features and glare that occur as a result of background fluorescence. To show the benefits of the HiLo microscopy, several imaging experiments on various samples were performed under a HiLo microscope and compared against a traditional fluorescence microscope and a confocal microscope, which is considered the gold standard in optical imaging. In-vitro and ex-vivo imaging was performed on a set of pollen grains, and optically cleared mouse brain and heart slices. Each of these experiments showed great reduction in background scattering at different depths under HiLo microscopy. More importantly, HiLo imaging of optically cleared heart slice demonstrated emergence of different vasculature at different depths. Reduction of out-of-focus light increased the spatial resolution and allowed better visualization of capillary vessels. Furthermore, HiLo imaging was tested in an in-vivo model of a rodent dorsal window chamber model. When imaging the same sample under confocal microscope

  13. Negociar lo que vas a negociar: el proceso de negociación

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    Soleto Muñoz, Helena

    2010-01-01

    Uno de los momentos clave del proceso de negociación es el de programación, pues, dado que las partes suelen tener distintas formas de contemplar la negociación, es positivo que se dediquen a "negociar lo que se va a negociar", aclarando en lo posible la forma de las reuniones, la extensión de la negociación y las reglas básicas en la negociación.

  14. Denial-of-Service attacks on 6LoWPAN-RPL networks: Issues and practical solutions

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    Anass RGHIOUI; Anass KHANNOUS; Mohammed BOUHORMA

    2014-01-01

    RPL (Routing Protocol for Low-power and lossy networks) is a specific routing protocol designed to optimize 6LoWPAN (IPv6 over Low power Wireless Personal Area Network) operation. As 6LoWPAN suffers from resource constraints on battery, processor, memory and bandwidth, it affects the performance of the RPL protocol. From security point of view, this will make RPL vulnerable to several threats directly or indirectly. Thus, cryptographic systems are not sufficient to protect the RPL from intern...

  15. Tamoxifen-loaded lecithin organogel (LO) for topical application: Development, optimization and characterization.

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    Bhatia, Amit; Singh, Bhupinder; Raza, Kaisar; Wadhwa, Sheetu; Katare, Om Prakash

    2013-02-28

    Lecithin organogels (LOs) are semi-solid systems with immobilized organic liquid phase in 3-D network of self-assembled gelators. This paper attempts to study the various attributes of LOs, starting from selection of materials, optimization of influential components to LO specific characterization. After screening of various components (type of gelators, organic and aqueous phase) and construction of phase diagrams, a D-optimal mixture design was employed for the systematic optimization of the LO composition. The response surface plots were constructed for various response variables, viz. viscosity, gel strength, spreadability and consistency index. The optimized LO composition was searched employing overlay plots. Subsequent validation of the optimization study employing check-point formulations, located using grid search, indicated high degree of prognostic ability of the experimental design. The optimized formulation was characterized for morphology, drug content, rheology, spreadability, pH, phase transition temperatures, and physical and chemical stability. The outcomes of the study were interesting showing high dependence of LO attributes on the type and amount of phospholipid, Poloxamer™, auxillary gelators and organic solvent. The optimized LO was found to be quite stable, easily applicable and biocompatible. The findings of the study can be utilized for the development of LO systems of other drugs for the safer and effective topical delivery. Crown Copyright © 2013. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  16. Enhancing LoRaWAN Security through a Lightweight and Authenticated Key Management Approach.

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    Sanchez-Iborra, Ramon; Sánchez-Gómez, Jesús; Pérez, Salvador; Fernández, Pedro J; Santa, José; Hernández-Ramos, José L; Skarmeta, Antonio F

    2018-06-05

    Luckily, new communication technologies and protocols are nowadays designed considering security issues. A clear example of this can be found in the Internet of Things (IoT) field, a quite recent area where communication technologies such as ZigBee or IPv6 over Low power Wireless Personal Area Networks (6LoWPAN) already include security features to guarantee authentication, confidentiality and integrity. More recent technologies are Low-Power Wide-Area Networks (LP-WAN), which also consider security, but present initial approaches that can be further improved. An example of this can be found in Long Range (LoRa) and its layer-two supporter LoRa Wide Area Network (LoRaWAN), which include a security scheme based on pre-shared cryptographic material lacking flexibility when a key update is necessary. Because of this, in this work, we evaluate the security vulnerabilities of LoRaWAN in the area of key management and propose different alternative schemes. Concretely, the application of an approach based on the recently specified Ephemeral Diffie⁻Hellman Over COSE (EDHOC) is found as a convenient solution, given its flexibility in the update of session keys, its low computational cost and the limited message exchanges needed. A comparative conceptual analysis considering the overhead of different security schemes for LoRaWAN is carried out in order to evaluate their benefits in the challenging area of LP-WAN.

  17. Enhancing LoRaWAN Security through a Lightweight and Authenticated Key Management Approach

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    Ramon Sanchez-Iborra

    2018-06-01

    Full Text Available Luckily, new communication technologies and protocols are nowadays designed considering security issues. A clear example of this can be found in the Internet of Things (IoT field, a quite recent area where communication technologies such as ZigBee or IPv6 over Low power Wireless Personal Area Networks (6LoWPAN already include security features to guarantee authentication, confidentiality and integrity. More recent technologies are Low-Power Wide-Area Networks (LP-WAN, which also consider security, but present initial approaches that can be further improved. An example of this can be found in Long Range (LoRa and its layer-two supporter LoRa Wide Area Network (LoRaWAN, which include a security scheme based on pre-shared cryptographic material lacking flexibility when a key update is necessary. Because of this, in this work, we evaluate the security vulnerabilities of LoRaWAN in the area of key management and propose different alternative schemes. Concretely, the application of an approach based on the recently specified Ephemeral Diffie–Hellman Over COSE (EDHOC is found as a convenient solution, given its flexibility in the update of session keys, its low computational cost and the limited message exchanges needed. A comparative conceptual analysis considering the overhead of different security schemes for LoRaWAN is carried out in order to evaluate their benefits in the challenging area of LP-WAN.

  18. LoRa Performance under Variable Interference and Heavy-Multipath Conditions

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    Kamil Staniec

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available LoRa (or LoRaWAN is by far the best known representative of narrowband communication systems designed for the Internet of Things. As a system dedicated specifically for long-range operations, it possesses a considerable processing gain for the energetic link budget improvement and a remarkable immunity to multipath and interference. The paper describes outcomes of measurement campaigns during which the LoRa performance was tested against these two factors, that is, a heavy-multipath propagation and a controlled, variable interference generated, respectively, in a reverberation chamber and an anechoic chamber. Results allow quantitative appraisal of the system behavior under these harsh conditions with respect to LoRa’s three major configurable parameters: the spreading factor, bandwidth, and code rate. They also allow dividing LoRa configurational space into three distinct sensitivity regions: in the white region it is immune to both interference and multipath propagation, in the light-grey region it is only immune to the multipath phenomenon but sensitive to interference, and in the dark grey region LoRa is vulnerable to both phenomena.

  19. Superposición de Subjetividades: La ciudad y lo virtual

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    Evelyn Alonso Rohner

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available Las nuevas cartografías urbanas, que identifican –a veces en tiempo real– la localización de nuevas actividades y recorridos, y que parecen pertenecer en sus atractivas representaciones al más puro estado de lo gaseoso, manifiestan cambios de emplazamiento efectivos respecto a lo previsible. Esta mutabilidad continua de los flujos y las localizaciones, deriva en inevitables readaptaciones de la ciudad real. No solo por las nuevas “lecturas” que de la misma hacemos, y de los nuevos mapas que construimos, sino por la necesaria adaptación de sus estructuras, que pasarán a ser determinadas, no por lo fuerte –trazados e infraestructuras– sino precisamente por lo débil e invisible de la información virtual. No es algo nuevo; los libros de viaje y los planos también modificaron la construcción, primero mental y luego física, de la ciudad. Pero la nueva cartografía constituida por la superposición de subjetividades de millones de ciudadanos, muestran ya la transformación de la ciudad real, y lo hacen a velocidades inimaginables antes, transformando lo estático en dinámico, y forzando a su consideración activa en cualquier futura decisión que afecte al planeamiento y el proyecto urbano.

  20. Using blockchain to build trusted LoRaWAN sharing server

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    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available Purpose – With the rapid growth of the Internet of Things (IoT market and requirement, low power wide area (LPWA technologies have become popular. In various LPWA technologies, Narrow Band IoT (NB-IoT and long range (LoRa are two main leading competitive technologies. Compared with NB-IoT networks, which are mainly built and managed by mobile network operators, LoRa wide area networks (LoRaWAN are mainly operated by private companies or organizations, which suggests two issues: trust of the private network operators and lack of network coverage. This study aims to propose a conceptual architecture design of a blockchain built-in solution for LoRaWAN network servers to solve these two issues for LoRaWAN IoT solution. Design/methodology/approach – The study proposed modeling, model analysis and architecture design. Findings – The proposed solution uses the blockchain technology to build an open, trusted, decentralized and tamper-proof system, which provides the indisputable mechanism to verify that the data of a transaction has existed at a specific time in the network. Originality/value – To the best of our knowledge, this is the first work that integrates blockchain technology and LoRaWAN IoT technology.

  1. Self-Esteem and Emotional Intelligence among B.Ed Trainees of Tsunami Affected Coastal Belt

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    Babu M, Sameer

    2008-01-01

    Through this study the author investigates the relationship between self-esteem and emotional intelligence among B.Ed trainees of Tsunami affected coastal belt of Alappey district of Kerala, India. Stream of study, marital status and age based comparisons were made among the B.Ed trainees. 92 B.Ed trainees were the participants in the study. It…

  2. 34 CFR 110.1 - What is the purpose of ED's age discrimination regulations?

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    2010-07-01

    ... ACTIVITIES RECEIVING FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE General § 110.1 What is the purpose of ED's age discrimination regulations? The purpose of these regulations is to set out ED's rules for implementing the Age... 34 Education 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false What is the purpose of ED's age discrimination...

  3. Mortal waiting for EdF and Gaz de France

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    Jemain, A.

    2003-01-01

    Electricite de France (EdF) and Gaz de France (GdF) utilities have announced important investment programs for the forthcoming opening of gas and electricity markets to 2.5 millions of professionals by July 1, 2004. However, nothing can be done before the approval of the French government has been given for the change of their statuses (from the industrial and commercial public company status to the anonymous company status) and for the opening of their capital. Short paper. (J.S.)

  4. Open digital badges in Open edX

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    Hickey, Daniel T.; Barba, Lorena A.; Lemoie, Kerri; Amigot, Michael; Ewens, Damian

    2014-01-01

    Slides for the presentation at the Open edX Conference, Cambridge, MA 2014.   This talk presented the first public update of our collaboration to implement open digital badges in Dr. Barba's new MOOC, "Practical Numerical Methods with Python." It's a collaboration between Indiana University's Center for Research on Learning and Technology (led by Prof. Daniel T. Hickey);  Prof. Lorena Barba and her team at George Washington University, with her partners at IBL Studios Education, and...

  5. Esther Schor, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Mary Shelley

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    Anne BERTON

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available “Today, whether she is found between staid cloth covers, in paperback, on the screen or in cyberspace, Mary Shelley is everywhere,” writes Esther Schor in her Introduction to this collection of essays (2. Interest in “the Author of Frankenstein” and of other works has grown steadily over the last twenty years, thanks notably to the publication of her Journals (The Journals of Mary Shelley, 1814-1844, ed. Paula R. Feldman and Diana Scott-Kilvert, 2 vols, Oxford: Clarendon, 1987, of her Lette...

  6. Bacteraemia in the ED: Are We Meeting Targets?

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    Borhan, N

    2018-03-01

    When sepsis is identified early in the Emergency Department (ED) and its severe form is treated aggressively with the protocolised care bundle of early goal directed therapy (EGDT), improvements in mortality are significant1,2. Surviving sepsis guidelines recommend the administration of effective intravenous antimicrobials within the first hour of recognition of septic shock and severe sepsis without septic shock3. The Mater University Hospital has antimicrobial guidelines to guide empiric prescribing in adult sepsis available on the hospital intranet and on a smartphone app.

  7. The law that threatens EdF's monopoly

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    Dupin, L.

    2010-01-01

    The French house of commons has examined the bill about the new organisation of the French electricity market (Nome in French). Its goal is to reform the actual market and to create a real competition. The bill has five stakes: to put an end to the European dispute, to give to EdF's competitors an access to its nuclear production, to improve the management of consumption peaks, to harmonize the generation and the consumption prices, to prepare the French market to the real competition. (J.S.)

  8. Offensive strategy: Suez wants to hustle EdF

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    Jemain, A.

    2003-01-01

    Using Electrabel, its new energy pole, the private company Suez is looking for multiple ways of entry to reinforce its positions in France in the gas and electric power sectors in the prospect of the complete opening of energy markets in 2004. This article analyzes the strategy of Suez to become the most credible challenger of EdF, the French historical national electric utility: reorganization of its industrial and commercial activities, gain of new clients and definition of a new strategy for the gas market. (J.S.)

  9. TaEDS1 genes positively regulate resistance to powdery mildew in wheat.

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    Chen, Guiping; Wei, Bo; Li, Guoliang; Gong, Caiyan; Fan, Renchun; Zhang, Xiangqi

    2018-04-01

    Three EDS1 genes were cloned from common wheat and were demonstrated to positively regulate resistance to powdery mildew in wheat. The EDS1 proteins play important roles in plant basal resistance and TIR-NB-LRR protein-triggered resistance in dicots. Until now, there have been very few studies on EDS1 in monocots, and none in wheat. Here, we report on three common wheat orthologous genes of EDS1 family (TaEDS1-5A, 5B and 5D) and their function in powdery mildew resistance. Comparisons of these genes with their orthologs in diploid ancestors revealed that EDS1 is a conserved gene family in Triticeae. The cDNA sequence similarity among the three TaEDS1 genes was greater than 96.5%, and they shared sequence similarities of more than 99.6% with the respective orthologs from diploid ancestors. The phylogenetic analysis revealed that the EDS1 family originated prior to the differentiation of monocots and dicots, and EDS1 members have since undergone clear structural differentiation. The transcriptional levels of TaEDS1 genes in the leaves were obviously higher than those of the other organs, and they were induced by Blumeria graminis f. sp. tritici (Bgt) infection and salicylic acid (SA) treatment. The BSMV-VIGS experiments indicated that knock-down the transcriptional levels of the TaEDS1 genes in a powdery mildew-resistant variety of common wheat compromised resistance. Contrarily, transient overexpression of TaEDS1 genes in a susceptible common wheat variety significantly reduced the haustorium index and attenuated the growth of Bgt. Furthermore, the expression of TaEDS1 genes in the Arabidopsis mutant eds1-1 complemented its susceptible phenotype to powdery mildew. The above evidences strongly suggest that TaEDS1 acts as a positive regulator and confers resistance against powdery mildew in common wheat.

  10. The CEA−/lo colorectal cancer cell population harbors cancer stem cells and metastatic cells

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    Zhang, Bo; Mu, Lei; Huang, Kaiyu; Zhao, Hui; Ma, Chensen; Li, Xiaolan; Tao, Deding; Gong, Jianping; Qin, Jichao

    2016-01-01

    Serum carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) is the most commonly used tumor marker in a variety of cancers including colorectal cancer (CRC) for tumor diagnosis and monitoring. Recent studies have shown that colonic crypt cells expressing little or no CEA may enrich for stem cells. Numerous studies have clearly shown that there exist CRC patients with normal serum CEA levels during tumor progression or even tumor relapse, although CEA itself is considered to promote metastasis and block cell differentiation. These seemingly contradictory observations prompted us to investigate, herein, the biological properties as well as tumorigenic and metastatic capacity of CRC cells that express high (CEA+) versus low CEA (CEA−/lo) levels of CEA. Our findings show that the abundance of CEA−/lo cells correlate with poor differentiation and poor prognosis, and moreover, CEA−/lo cells form more spheres in vitro, generate more tumors and exhibit a higher potential in developing liver and lung metastases than corresponding CEA+ cells. Applying RNAi-mediated approach, we found that IGF1R mediated tumorigenic and capacity of CEA−/lo cells but did not mediate those of CEA+ cells. Notably, our data demonstrated that CEA molecule was capable of protecting CEA−/lo cells from anoikis, implying that CEA+ cells, although themselves possessing less tumorigenic and metastatic capacity, may promote metastasis of CEA−/lo cells via secreting CEA molecule. Our observations suggest that, besides targeting CEA molecule, CEA−/lo cells may represent a critical source of tumor progression and metastasis, and should therefore be the target of future therapies. PMID:27813496

  11. Todo lo que se nos brinda...: presentismo y simultaneidad. Fenomenología de lo contemporáneo (collage y saturación

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Aunque no cabe duda de que el objeto ha sido máximamente relevante como modo de presencia, hay otra modalidad de presencia, no menos decisiva, aunque mucho más desatendida, como es la de simultaneidad de las perspectivas de un objeto (lo que nos conduciría al cubismo y la contemporaneidad de lo heterogéneo (collage. La atención a lo que supusieron, en tal sentido, algunas prácticas de las vanguardias en el primer tercio del siglo XX, puede resultar muy esclarecedora de cara a la investigación de ciertas experiencias que aunque periféricas o monstruosas son imprescindibles no sólo para una ampliación de las posibilidades del pensar fenomenológico, sino también para la profundización de la problemática filosófica de la hipercomunicación, que caracteriza a nuestro entorno civilizatorio. Although there is no doubt that the object has been very relevant as a way of presence, there is another form of presence, no less decisive, though much more disregarded, as is the one of simultaneity of perspectives of an object (which would lead us to cubism and contemporaneity of the heterogeneous (collage. To pay attention to wich they supposed, in such sense, some avant-garde practices in the first third of the twentieth century can be very enlightening in order to research experiences that although peripherals or monstruous, they are essential not only for expanding the possibilities of phenomenological thinking, but also to the deepening of the philosophical problem of hipercomunication, that characterizes our civilizational environment.

  12. La condición del arte. Entre lo sagrado y lo profano Apuntes de sociología y antropología del arte

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    Julio Amador Bech

    2006-01-01

    En este artículo, el autor analiza el concepto de arte confrontando y cuestionando la oposición y diferencia entre la idea moderna y, con eso, profana, de arte y otra tradicional y antigua, inmersa en la sustancia de lo sagrado. A partir de las definiciones de "arte tradicional" propuestas por diversos autores, se establecen lineamientos teóricos generales para analizar de manera concreta las formas particulares en las que, en diversas culturas, el arte se sit...

  13. The ED use and non-urgent visits of elderly patients

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    Gulacti, Umut; Lok, Ugur; Celik, Murat; Aktas, Nurettin; Polat, Haci

    2016-01-01

    Objective: To evaluate the use of the emergency department (ED) by elderly patients, their non-urgent visits and the prevalence of main disease for ED visits. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on patients aged 65 years and over who visited the ED of a tertiary care university hospital in Turkey between January 2015 and January 2016 retrospectively. Results: A total of 36,369 elderly patients who visited the ED were included in the study. The rate of ED visits by elderly patien...

  14. La dinámica de lo femenino y lo masculino en la psicología analítica junguiana

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    Fabio Andrés Ramírez Gómez

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo pretende mostrar, a la luz de la psicología de orientación junguiana, cómo se concibe lo femenino y lo masculino en el psiquismo humano, para lo cual se abordan los elementos conceptuales más significativos de dicha teoría, en donde se hace una minuciosa diferenciación entre los diferentes niveles psíquicos. A partir de allí se distinguen las características, el dinamismo y la influencia, tanto colectiva e individual que tiene la simbología femenino/masculino y la importancia que de allí se desprende para un abordaje terapéutico. Con la riqueza de los elementos que aporta esta perspectiva, este artículo pretende servir como un referente conceptual para sustentar, a mediano plazo, un modelo de intervención en el ámbito grupal, familiar y de pareja.

  15. Modelos democráticos con pretensiones emancipatorias: una invitación a transitar de lo racional a lo razonable

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    Mariluz Nova Laverde

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Los grandes debates suscitados por Teoría de la justicia de John Rawls determinaron lo que los analistas han denominado el giro político de su pensamiento, el cual se materializa en el Liberalismo político. Allí, Rawls consolida un modelo de democracia consensual, controvirtiendo y apartándose del liberalismo doctrinario. La hipótesis a desarrollar en este documento es que un análisis del paso de la concepción de un agente liberal individualista de Teoría de la justicia a la concepción política de persona de Liberalismo político favorece una lectura crítica de la posterior eclosión de teorías de la democracia como instrumento de emancipación, toda vez que pone de presente el carácter enajenante de la idea de racionalidad que ha conducido a la autodestrucción del proyecto de la Ilustración como ideario emancipatorio. Lo anterior, además, conduce a la reflexión respecto de lo que constituye un régimen justo, cuestión que cobra la mayor importancia en la coyuntura de búsquedas de salidas negociadas al conflicto armado en Colombia.

  16. The Influence of Migration on Population Ageing in the Cres-Lošinj Archipelago

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    Sonja Podgorelec

    1999-12-01

    Full Text Available Demographic research in regard to the islands of Cres and Lošinj belongs in the domain of small population studies. Throughout history, and especially after World War II, the islands experienced very strong emigration and later immigration processes. After fifty or more years of continual emigration, immigration began on the island of Lošinj in the 1960s, and on Cres in the 1970s. This reversal from strong depopulation to a significant increase in the size of the population, if the islands are examined as a whole, reveals certain demographic particularities in comparison with other Croatian islands. The long-term reduction of the birth rate and prolonged emigration from settlements in the interior of Cres and from all the islands of the Lošinj archipelago has been the cause of many elderly, single-person and abandoned households. All the analytical indicators pertaining to the age structure are above the threshold which marks the beginning of population ageing. The average age on all the islands has for over thirty years been well above 30, whereas in the Lošinj archipelago it has been above the reproductive age – i.e. about 50. The age coefficient varies between 14.02 for Lošinj and 49.22 for Ilovik. The island of Lošinj itself has the youngest population, and hence the lowest indicators of ageing. The burden on the working-age contingent on each island has changed at a different rate and in a different direction during the last three inter-census periods. The co-efficient of dependency of the young is increasing on all the islands, while the co-efficient of dependency of the elderly age groups is falling on Lošinj, Ilovik, Unije and Cres. The reduction of the birth rate and the negative migration balance caused by high emigration of mainly young, unmarried males has caused a seks ratio imbalance in favour of females. The general co-efficient of females, according to the 1991 census was between 105.7 on Lošinj and 145.5 on Unije. The

  17. The ED use and non-urgent visits of elderly patients.

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    Gulacti, Umut; Lok, Ugur; Celik, Murat; Aktas, Nurettin; Polat, Haci

    2016-12-01

    To evaluate the use of the emergency department (ED) by elderly patients, their non-urgent visits and the prevalence of main disease for ED visits. This cross-sectional study was conducted on patients aged 65 years and over who visited the ED of a tertiary care university hospital in Turkey between January 2015 and January 2016 retrospectively. A total of 36,369 elderly patients who visited the ED were included in the study. The rate of ED visits by elderly patients was higher than their representation within the general population (p elderly patients visiting polyclinics was 15.8%, the rate of elderly patients visiting the ED was 24.3% (p elderly age groups (p elderly population (17.5%, CI: 17.1-17.9). The proportion of ED visits for non-urgent conditions was 23.4%. Most of the ED visits were during the non-business hours (51.1%), and they were highest in the winter season (25.9%) and in January (10.2%). The hospitalization rate was 9.4%, and 37.9% of hospitalized patients were admitted to intensive care units. The proportion of ED visits by elderly patients was higher than their representation within the general population. Elderly patients often visited the ED instead of a polyclinic. The rate of inappropriate ED use by elderly patients in this hospital was higher than in other countries.

  18. The relative contribution of provider and ED-level factors to variation among the top 15 reasons for ED admission.

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    Khojah, Imad; Li, Suhui; Luo, Qian; Davis, Griffin; Galarraga, Jessica E; Granovsky, Michael; Litvak, Ori; Davis, Samuel; Shesser, Robert; Pines, Jesse M

    2017-09-01

    We examine adult emergency department (ED) admission rates for the top 15 most frequently admitted conditions, and assess the relative contribution in admission rate variation attributable to the provider and hospital. This was a retrospective, cross-sectional study of ED encounters (≥18years) from 19 EDs and 603 providers (January 2012-December 2013), linked to the Area Health Resources File for county-level information on healthcare resources. "Hospital admission" was the outcome, a composite of inpatient, observation, or intra-hospital transfer. We studied the 15 most commonly admitted conditions, and calculated condition-specific risk-standardized hospital admission rates (RSARs) using multi-level hierarchical generalized linear models. We then decomposed the relative contribution of provider-level and hospital-level variation for each condition. The top 15 conditions made up 34% of encounters and 49% of admissions. After adjustment, the eight conditions with the highest hospital-level variation were: 1) injuries, 2) extremity fracture (except hip fracture), 3) skin infection, 4) lower respiratory disease, 5) asthma/chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (A&C), 6) abdominal pain, 7) fluid/electrolyte disorders, and 8) chest pain. Hospital-level intra-class correlation coefficients (ICC) ranged from 0.042 for A&C to 0.167 for extremity fractures. Provider-level ICCs ranged from 0.026 for abdominal pain to 0.104 for chest pain. Several patient, hospital, and community factors were associated with admission rates, but these varied across conditions. For different conditions, there were different contributions to variation at the hospital- and provider-level. These findings deserve consideration when designing interventions to optimize admission decisions and in value-based payment programs. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  19. Visualidades y materialidades de lo digital: caminos desde la antropología

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    Elisenda Ardèvol

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo presentamos una reflexión sobre cómo estudiamos lo digital desde una perspectiva antropológica y exploramos cómo se han planteado cuestiones como la diversidad cultural, las desigualdades sociales y las posibilidades de cambio y transformación social vinculadas con las tecnologías digitales. Proponemos que es necesario abrir un debate sobre las conceptualizaciones de lo digital y cuáles son las categorías que utilizamos para describir los procesos de cambio y continuidad en lo cotidiano, así como el papel de las tecnologías en ellos. este planteamiento nos lleva a cuestionarnos cómo los etnógrafos y etnógrafas hemos explorado las complejas relaciones entre las prácticas locales, los tránsitos globales y las tecnologías digitales; para ello, abordamos algunos caminos que ha tomado el abordaje de los aspectos materiales y visuales de lo digital en la creación cultural y en los medios de comunicación y nos preguntamos sobre la manera en que incorporamos lo digital en nuestra propia práctica etnográfica y producción de conocimiento antropológico.

  20. El urbanismo contra lo urbano. La ciudad y la vida urbana en Henri Lefebvre

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    Manuel Delgado Ruiz

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    Full Text Available Henri Lefebvre coloca en el eje de su teoría sobre la vida urbana la oposición entre el espacio vivido por quienes lo usan o sueñan y el espacio abstracto que creen organizar los tecnócratas de la ciudad, que raramente reconocen hasta qué punto su “creatividad” está sometida a intereses privados o institucionales. Tras ese espacio hipotético sobre el que urbanistas y arquitectos trabajan no hay otra cosa que mera ideología, es decir, fantasma que recubre y disfraza las relaciones sociales reales de producción. Frente -o de espaldas- a ese orden espacial meramente teórico de los “especialistas”, lo que las ciudades conocen es la actividad constante o inminente de lo urbano, entendido como apoteosis y exacerbación de lo social, dinamismo siempre activado de acontecimientos y quehaceres sobre el que los “expertos” aplican planes y proyectos, pero del que no saben en realidad nada, acaso por lo cual pugnan por anularlo.

  1. En los bordes de lo jurídico: campesinos y justicia en Santiago del Estero

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    Pablo Barbetta

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo se centrará en la forma en que el conflicto por la tenencia legal de la tierra llevado a cabo por las comunidades campesinas se expresa en el ámbito judicial. Priorizamos dicho ámbito por sobre otros ya que, en la tradición democrática, en él se determina lo que es justo y lo injusto, esto es, se establece la medida misma según la cual cada parte sólo toma lo que le corresponde (Rancière, 1996. En este contexto, me interesan particularmente dos cuestiones. La primera, abordar la forma en que los distintos sujetos intervinientes representan los acontecimientos de un modo judiciable. La segunda cuestión remite a analizar cómo los jueces se trasladan de estos lenguajes de la imaginación a otro, que supone la toma de una decisión. Es decir, se trata de analizar y comprender el papel de los jueces en lo relativo a la resolución de los conflictos entre campesinos y empresarios.

  2. A Dual Key-Based Activation Scheme for Secure LoRaWAN

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    Jaehyu Kim

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available With the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT era, we are experiencing rapid technological progress. Billions of devices are connected to each other, and our homes, cities, hospitals, and schools are getting smarter and smarter. However, to realize the IoT, several challenging issues such as connecting resource-constrained devices to the Internet must be resolved. Recently introduced Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN technologies have been devised to resolve this issue. Among many LPWAN candidates, the Long Range (LoRa is one of the most promising technologies. The Long Range Wide Area Network (LoRaWAN is a communication protocol for LoRa that provides basic security mechanisms. However, some security loopholes exist in LoRaWAN’s key update and session key generation. In this paper, we propose a dual key-based activation scheme for LoRaWAN. It resolves the problem of key updates not being fully supported. In addition, our scheme facilitates each layer in generating its own session key directly, which ensures the independence of all layers. Real-world experimental results compared with the original scheme show that the proposed scheme is totally feasible in terms of delay and battery consumption.

  3. G-LoSA for Prediction of Protein-Ligand Binding Sites and Structures.

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    Lee, Hui Sun; Im, Wonpil

    2017-01-01

    Recent advances in high-throughput structure determination and computational protein structure prediction have significantly enriched the universe of protein structure. However, there is still a large gap between the number of available protein structures and that of proteins with annotated function in high accuracy. Computational structure-based protein function prediction has emerged to reduce this knowledge gap. The identification of a ligand binding site and its structure is critical to the determination of a protein's molecular function. We present a computational methodology for predicting small molecule ligand binding site and ligand structure using G-LoSA, our protein local structure alignment and similarity measurement tool. All the computational procedures described here can be easily implemented using G-LoSA Toolkit, a package of standalone software programs and preprocessed PDB structure libraries. G-LoSA and G-LoSA Toolkit are freely available to academic users at http://compbio.lehigh.edu/GLoSA . We also illustrate a case study to show the potential of our template-based approach harnessing G-LoSA for protein function prediction.

  4. Optically sectioned in vivo imaging with speckle illumination HiLo microscopy

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    Lim, Daryl; Ford, Tim N.; Chu, Kengyeh K.; Mertz, Jerome

    2011-01-01

    We present a simple wide-field imaging technique, called HiLo microscopy, that is capable of producing optically sectioned images in real time, comparable in quality to confocal laser scanning microscopy. The technique is based on the fusion of two raw images, one acquired with speckle illumination and another with standard uniform illumination. The fusion can be numerically adjusted, using a single parameter, to produce optically sectioned images of varying thicknesses with the same raw data. Direct comparison between our HiLo microscope and a commercial confocal laser scanning microscope is made on the basis of sectioning strength and imaging performance. Specifically, we show that HiLo and confocal 3-D imaging of a GFP-labeled mouse brain hippocampus are comparable in quality. Moreover, HiLo microscopy is capable of faster, near video rate imaging over larger fields of view than attainable with standard confocal microscopes. The goal of this paper is to advertise the simplicity, robustness, and versatility of HiLo microscopy, which we highlight with in vivo imaging of common model organisms including planaria, C. elegans, and zebrafish.

  5. Improving ED specimen TAT using Lean Six Sigma.

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    Sanders, Janet H; Karr, Tedd

    2015-01-01

    Lean and Six Sigma are continuous improvement methodologies that have garnered international fame for improving manufacturing and service processes. Increasingly these methodologies are demonstrating their power to also improve healthcare processes. The purpose of this paper is to discuss a case study for the application of Lean and Six Sigma tools in the reduction of turnaround time (TAT) for Emergency Department (ED) specimens. This application of the scientific methodologies uncovered opportunities to improve the entire ED to lab system for the specimens. This case study provides details on the completion of a Lean Six Sigma project in a 1,000 bed tertiary care teaching hospital. Six Sigma's Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control methodology is very similar to good medical practice: first, relevant information is obtained and assembled; second, a careful and thorough diagnosis is completed; third, a treatment is proposed and implemented; and fourth, checks are made to determine if the treatment was effective. Lean's primary goal is to do more with less work and waste. The Lean methodology was used to identify and eliminate waste through rapid implementation of change. The initial focus of this project was the reduction of turn-around-times for ED specimens. However, the results led to better processes for both the internal and external customers of this and other processes. The project results included: a 50 percent decrease in vials used for testing, a 50 percent decrease in unused or extra specimens, a 90 percent decrease in ED specimens without orders, a 30 percent decrease in complete blood count analysis (CBCA) Median TAT, a 50 percent decrease in CBCA TAT Variation, a 10 percent decrease in Troponin TAT Variation, a 18.2 percent decrease in URPN TAT Variation, and a 2-5 minute decrease in ED registered nurses rainbow draw time. This case study demonstrated how the quantitative power of Six Sigma and the speed of Lean worked in harmony to improve

  6. EdF let Germans manage Stredoslovenska Energetika

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    Janoska, J.

    2003-01-01

    According to provisions of privatisation and shareholders agreement Stredoslovenska energetika (SSE), a.s., Zilina should be managed by the largest European power concern Electricite de France (EdF). But so far, one year after the acquisition, the only French member of the Supervisory board is its Chairman Patrick Luccioni. The Board has 5 members and two of them are German - Peter Weis and Martin Konerman. The latter joined in September this year. He came to Slovakia after years spent in Boards of Hungarian distribution companies - Elmu in Budapest and Emasz in Miskolcz. The name of Peter Weis still can be found on the web page of Emasz on the list of members of Supervisory Board. Strategic partner in both the mentioned Hungarian distribution companies is the third largest player on the German energy market - Energie Baden-Wurttemberg (EnBW). The French concern with its 35-percent stake is the biggest individual shareholder of the EnBW. EdF is reassessing its international projects. Due to an investment embargo the French will not be among the prospects interested in acquisition of Slovenske elektrarne, a.s., Bratislava but the company management has also announced its intention to sell its minority stakes in northern and eastern Europe. The Paris head office of EdF announced its decision in the time when privatisation of Slovak distribution companies was culminating. And so in order to maintain its influence the 49-percent stake in SSE together with management control over the company will be transferred to EnBW. Spokeswoman of EnBW, Petra Wollmer did not say the company would not plan any acquisitions in area of its core business but stressed that these would have to be thoroughly examined. She did not wish to comment on any potential plans the company may have in Slovakia or that would relate to changes in the management bodies of SSE. Not even the Head of Communication Department of the Slovak distribution company, Pavel Muller was allowed to publish any

  7. A survey on LPWA technology: LoRa and NB-IoT

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    Rashmi Sharan Sinha

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available By 2020, more than twenty five billion devices would be connected through wireless communications. In accordance with the rapid growth of the internet of things (IoT market, low power wide area (LPWA technologies have become popular. In various LPWA technologies, narrowband (NB-IoT and long range (LoRa are two leading technologies. In this paper, we provide a comprehensive survey on NB-IoT and LoRa as efficient solutions connecting the devices. It is shown that unlicensed LoRa has advantages in terms of battery lifetime, capacity, and cost. Meanwhile, licensed NB-IoT offers benefits in terms of QoS, latency, reliability, and range.

  8. Dephasing of LO-phonon-plasmon hybrid modes in n-type GaAs

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    Vallée, F.; Ganikhanov, F.; Bogani, F.

    1997-11-01

    The relaxation dynamics of coherent phononlike LO-phonon-plasmon hybrid modes is investigated in n-doped GaAs using an infrared time-resolved coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering technique. Measurements performed for different crystal temperatures in the range 10-300 K as a function of the electron density injected by doping show a large reduction of the hybrid mode dephasing time compared to the bare LO-phonon one for densities larger than 1016 cm-3. The results are interpreted in terms of coherent decay of the LO-phonon-plasmon mixed mode in the weak-coupling regime and yield information on the plasmon and electron relaxation. The estimated average electron momentum relaxation times are smaller than those deduced from Hall mobility measurements, as expected from our theoretical model.

  9. A Study of LoRa: Long Range & Low Power Networks for the Internet of Things.

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    Augustin, Aloÿs; Yi, Jiazi; Clausen, Thomas; Townsley, William Mark

    2016-09-09

    LoRa is a long-range, low-power, low-bitrate, wireless telecommunications system, promoted as an infrastructure solution for the Internet of Things: end-devices use LoRa across a single wireless hop to communicate to gateway(s), connected to the Internet and which act as transparent bridges and relay messages between these end-devices and a central network server. This paper provides an overview of LoRa and an in-depth analysis of its functional components. The physical and data link layer performance is evaluated by field tests and simulations. Based on the analysis and evaluations, some possible solutions for performance enhancements are proposed.

  10. A Study of LoRa: Long Range & Low Power Networks for the Internet of Things

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    Aloÿs Augustin

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available LoRa is a long-range, low-power, low-bitrate, wireless telecommunications system, promoted as an infrastructure solution for the Internet of Things: end-devices use LoRa across a single wireless hop to communicate to gateway(s, connected to the Internet and which act as transparent bridges and relay messages between these end-devices and a central network server. This paper provides an overview of LoRa and an in-depth analysis of its functional components. The physical and data link layer performance is evaluated by field tests and simulations. Based on the analysis and evaluations, some possible solutions for performance enhancements are proposed.

  11. Improving high resolution retinal image quality using speckle illumination HiLo imaging.

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    Zhou, Xiaolin; Bedggood, Phillip; Metha, Andrew

    2014-08-01

    Retinal image quality from flood illumination adaptive optics (AO) ophthalmoscopes is adversely affected by out-of-focus light scatter due to the lack of confocality. This effect is more pronounced in small eyes, such as that of rodents, because the requisite high optical power confers a large dioptric thickness to the retina. A recently-developed structured illumination microscopy (SIM) technique called HiLo imaging has been shown to reduce the effect of out-of-focus light scatter in flood illumination microscopes and produce pseudo-confocal images with significantly improved image quality. In this work, we adopted the HiLo technique to a flood AO ophthalmoscope and performed AO imaging in both (physical) model and live rat eyes. The improvement in image quality from HiLo imaging is shown both qualitatively and quantitatively by using spatial spectral analysis.

  12. The LoTrach system: its role in the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia.

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    Fletcher, Andrew J W; Ruffell, Alison J; Young, Peter J

    2008-01-01

    To discuss the development of the LoTrach system in light of current evidence around the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) and its practical application in the intensive care setting. VAP causes substantial morbidity and mortality in ventilated patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), increases length of stay in ICU and is extremely costly. Strategies are needed to reduce the risk of VAP. We examine the need for an endotracheal tube (ETT) specifically designed for the critically-ill patient, the development of the LoTrach system from conception to production, and the role of the various components of the system in preventing VAP. Early issues in implementing this revolutionary equipment into ICU are explored and three case studies highlight advantages of this system. The LoTrach system has been designed to facilitate the provision of a number of evidence-based interventions that have been shown to reduce VAP. Pulmonary aspiration is ubiquitous with conventional cuffs but prevented by the cuff of the LoTrach system when held at a constant and safe pressure against the tracheal wall with a cuff pressure controller. Other aspects incorporated in the ETT are aimed at clearing the secretions from the subglottic space, preventing tube occlusion and accidental extubation, and avoiding damage to the airway. In this way the LoTrach system employs a multifactorial approach to the prevention of VAP and the cost savings from LoTrach rather than a standard ETT will be considerable because of an average 3 day reduction in ICU length of stay related to this. It thus has the potential to be a very useful tool in the ICU setting in the prevention of VAP.

  13. Medio ambiente, calidad de vida y consumismo. Esclavos de lo superfluo

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    Víctor M. Mora Padrón

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available Nuestras vidas se encuentran programadas totalmente por costumbres, estilos de vida, intereses económicos y modas. Es evidente que siempre han existido intereses, hábitos y modas, pero nunca como ahora éstos habían sido manipulados a gran escala. Potenciando unos y otros el consumo masivo. Ante tamaño alud de productos que nos aturden, lo esencial se ha perdido entre lo secundario. Por este motivo las necesidades reales de la sociedad, hoy, son cada vez más difíciles de definir.

  14. Lo que la literatura puede aportar a la psicología social

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    Ovejero, Anastasio

    2013-01-01

    Existen básicamente dos tipos de psicología. Una psicología intuitiva y una psicología académica y profesional. Aunque las dos van por caminos diferentes, no tienen por qué contradecirse. Por el contrario, pueden apoyarse mutuamente. A mi entender, lo mejor de la psicología intuitiva, que se encuentra en la literatura y particularmente en la novela, puede serles de gran ayuda a los psicólogos académicos y profesionales. Pues bien, lo que en este trabajo se pretende es mostrar argumentos a fav...

  15. LO-phonon and plasmon coupling in neutron-transmutation-doped GaAs

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    Kuriyama, K.; Sakai, K.; Okada, M.

    1996-01-01

    Coupling between the longitudinal-optic (LO) phonon mode and the longitudinal plasma mode in neutron-transmutation-doped (NTD) semi-insulating GaAs was studied using Raman-scattering spectroscopy and a Fourier-transform infrared spectrometer. When the electron concentration due to the activation of NTD impurities (Ge Ga and Se As ) approaches ∼8x10 16 cm -3 , the LO-phonon endash plasmon coupling is observed. This behavior is consistent with the free-electron absorption due to the activation of NTD impurities in samples annealed above 600 degree C. copyright 1996 The American Physical Society

  16. Corporeidad y significado: naturaleza dual de lo físico

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    Arranz Rodrigo, Marceliano

    2015-01-01

    La información es una dimensión de lo real que, a pesar de no tener natu-raleza física, solo existe apoyada en una base física. Y su presencia en los objetos, eventos y procesos que constituyen nuestro entorno vital humano, es lo que permite que el mundo sea inteligible. Sin información no serían posibles las definiciones, ni el pensamiento, ni el lenguaje, ni la ciencia. La importancia de la información está creciendo de manera expo-nencial en nuestros días. Aclarar su estatuto ...

  17. LoRa scalability : a simulation model based on interference measurements

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    Haxhibeqiri, Jetmir; Van den Abeele, Floris; Moerman, Ingrid; Hoebeke, Jeroen

    2017-01-01

    LoRa is a long-range, low power, low bit rate and single-hop wireless communication technology. It is intended to be used in Internet of Things (IoT) applications involving battery-powered devices with low throughput requirements. A LoRaWAN network consists of multiple end nodes that communicate with one or more gateways. These gateways act like a transparent bridge towards a common network server. The amount of end devices and their throughput requirements will have an impact on the performa...

  18. Wide-field two-photon microscopy with temporal focusing and HiLo background rejection

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    Yew, Elijah Y. S.; Choi, Heejin; Kim, Daekeun; So, Peter T. C.

    2011-03-01

    Scanningless depth-resolved microscopy is achieved through spatial-temporal focusing and has been demonstrated previously. The advantage of this method is that a large area may be imaged without scanning resulting in higher throughput of the imaging system. Because it is a widefield technique, the optical sectioning effect is considerably poorer than with conventional spatial focusing two-photon microscopy. Here we propose wide-field two-photon microscopy based on spatio-temporal focusing and employing background rejection based on the HiLo microscope principle. We demonstrate the effects of applying HiLo microscopy to widefield temporally focused two-photon microscopy.

  19. Proteste ed emancipazione alla frontiera europea. Il caso di Lampedusa

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    Full Text Available Riassunto Questo articolo si propone di approfondire a livello teorico i legami tra proteste ed emancipazione dei migranti senza status legale, che si trovano in situazione di detenzione amministrativa sull’isola italiana di Lampedusa. Il presente contributo mette in evidenza il fatto che l’agency dei migranti, seppur privi di libertà e di uno status legale, è determinante per sbloccare una situazione di crisi in un contesto simile allo stato di eccezione descritto da Agamben. Più precisamente, la protesta dei migranti di Lampedusa mostra in che modo la sospensione dello stato di diritto apra degli spiragli per, non solo denunciare l’ingiustizia di alcune norme, ma anche per agire.

  20. Expert knowledge in radiation protection. 2. rev. ed.

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    Spang, A.

    1990-01-01

    This revised version of the first edition, which was published in 1983, incorporates the full scale of developments and changes made since then, as e.g.: the new Radiation Protection Ordinance, which introduces the concept and definition of effective dose, ED, and limits the maximum permissible occupational exposure to 400 mSv. Changes have become effective for instance in the transport regulations, in the regulations for radioactive waste delivery and collection, in the field of health physics, and with regard to activities under outside contract; b) the EURATOM basic standards and the new SI units: Becquerel and Sievert have replaced Curie and Rem; c) a number of ICRP recommendations, events and scientific results, which frequently make radiation protection more plausible, or sometimes even necessary; d) the new DIN standards and BMU regulations, which also are a valuable source of reference for the radiation protection officer. (orig./HP) [de

  1. EDS V25 containment vessel explosive qualification test report.

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    Rudolphi, John Joseph

    2012-04-01

    The V25 containment vessel was procured by the Project Manager, Non-Stockpile Chemical Materiel (PMNSCM) as a replacement vessel for use on the P2 Explosive Destruction Systems. It is the first EDS vessel to be fabricated under Code Case 2564 of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, which provides rules for the design of impulsively loaded vessels. The explosive rating for the vessel based on the Code Case is nine (9) pounds TNT-equivalent for up to 637 detonations. This limit is an increase from the 4.8 pounds TNT-equivalency rating for previous vessels. This report describes the explosive qualification tests that were performed in the vessel as part of the process for qualifying the vessel for explosive use. The tests consisted of a 11.25 pound TNT equivalent bare charge detonation followed by a 9 pound TNT equivalent detonation.

  2. EDS'09: 13th International Conference on Elastic & Diffractive Scattering

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    2009-01-01

    The series of International Conferences on Elastic and Diffractive Scattering was founded in 1985 in the picturesque old French town of Blois, famous for its XIV - XVIIth century château, inside of which the first meeting took place. Since then, meetings have been organised every two years in different places of the world: New York (1987), Evanston (1989), Isola d'Elba (1991), Providence (1993), Blois (1995), Seoul (1997), Protvino (1999), Prague (2001), Helsinki (2003), Blois (2005) and Hamburg (2007). The conference will focus on the most recent experimental and theoretical results in particle physics with an emphasis on Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD). http://cern.ch/eds09/ The conference agenda is now full. No further contributions can be accepted.

  3. Multiple metamorphoses for EdF and GdF

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    Jemain, A.

    2004-01-01

    The draft of law, modifying the statute of the French electric and gas utilities, Electricite de France (EdF) and Gaz de France (GdF), that the French government has presented to the Council of State, mixes some European and French preoccupations. The reason is the urgency of the planning and the date line of July 1, 2004 with the opening of the gas and power markets to 3.5 millions of professionals. The draft includes the obligations and missions of public utility of both companies, the transposition of the European directives, the conclusions of the negotiation of retirement pensions with the syndicate organizations, and the transformation of both public companies into anonymous companies. Short paper. (J.S.)

  4. Competition at the attack of EdF's dams

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    James, O.; Gateaud, P.; Dupin, L.

    2010-01-01

    The exploitation of French hydroelectric dams is at the eve of a big upheaval. EdF, the historical operator, and GdF Suez the French number two of hydropower generation are going to face the strong competition of the big European energy groups. France will open 20% of its hydroelectric potential to competition in order to be in agreement with the opening of energy markets imposed by the European Union, and to increase by 10% the hydroelectric power as requested by the French government policy. The candidates will have to fulfill 3 criteria: investing to increase production, reducing the environmental impacts, and accepting the principle of paying fees. However, some of the French dams suffer from serious pathologies and the health of thousands of small dams remains unknown because of the lack of available data. (J.S.)

  5. ED services: the impact of caring behaviors on patient loyalty.

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    Liu, Sandra S; Franz, David; Allen, Monette; Chang, En-Chung; Janowiak, Dana; Mayne, Patricia; White, Ruth

    2010-09-01

    This article describes an observational study of caring behaviors in the emergency departments of 4 Ascension Health hospitals and the impact of these behaviors on patient loyalty to the associated hospital. These hospitals were diverse in size and geography, representing 3 large urban community hospitals in metropolitan areas and 1 in a midsized city. Research assistants from Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN) conducted observations at the first study site and validated survey instruments. The Purdue research assistants trained contracted observers at the subsequent study sites. The research assistants conducted observational studies of caregivers in the emergency departments at 4 study sites using convenience sampling of patients. Caring behaviors were rated from 0 (did not occur) to 5 (high intensity). The observation included additional information, for example, caregiver roles, timing, and type of visit. Observed and unobserved patients completed exit surveys that recorded patient responses to the likelihood-to-recommend (loyalty) questions, patient perceptions of care, and demographic information. Common themes across all study sites emerged, including (1) the area that patients considered most important to an ED experience (prompt attention to their needs upon arrival to the emergency department); (2) the area that patients rated as least positive in their actual ED experience (prompt attention to their needs upon arrival to the emergency department); (3) caring behaviors that significantly affected patient loyalty (eg, making sure that the patient is aware of care-related details, working with a caring touch, and making the treatment procedure clearly understood by the patient); and (4) the impact of wait time to see a caregiver on patient loyalty. A number of correlations between caring behaviors and patient loyalty were statistically significant (P loyalty but that occurred least frequently. The study showed through factor analysis that some caring

  6. Softball injuries treated in US EDs, 1994 to 2010.

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    Birchak, John C; Rochette, Lynne M; Smith, Gary A

    2013-06-01

    Softball is a popular participant sport in the United States. This study investigated the epidemiology of softball injuries with comparisons between children and adults. Data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System for patients 7 years and older treated in an emergency department (ED) for a softball injury from 1994 through 2010 were analyzed. An estimated 2107823 (95% confidence interval [CI], 1736417-2479229) patients were treated in US EDs for a softball injury during the 17-year study period. The annual number of injuries decreased by 23.0% from 1994 to 2010 (P softball injuries increased significantly during the study period (P = .035). The most commonly injured body regions were the hand/wrist (22.2%) and face (19.3%). Being hit by a ball was the most common mechanism of injury (52.4%) and accounted for most of face (89.6%) and head (75.7%) injuries. Injuries associated with running (relative risk, 2.36; 95% CI, 1.97-2.82) and diving for a ball (relative risk, 4.61; 95% CI, 3.50-6.09) were more likely to occur among adult than pediatric patients. To our knowledge, this is the first study to investigate softball injuries using a nationally representative sample. Softball is a common source of injury among children and adults. Increased efforts are needed to promote safety measures, such as face guards, mouth guards, safety softballs, and break-away bases, to decrease these injuries. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  7. De lo micro a lo macro prudencial: Un análisis de la supervisión bancaria desde la econometría espacial

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    Ordóñez Herrera, Juan Sebastián

    2014-01-01

    La crisis que se desató en el mercado hipotecario en Estados Unidos en 2008 y que logró propagarse a lo largo de todo sistema financiero, dejó en evidencia el nivel de interconexión que actualmente existe entre las entidades del sector y sus relaciones con el sector productivo, dejando en evidencia la necesidad de identificar y caracterizar el riesgo sistémico inherente al sistema, para que de esta forma las entidades reguladoras busquen una estabilidad tanto individual, co...

  8. Performance analysis of LoRa radio for an indoor IoT applications

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    Ayele, Eyuel D.; Hakkenberg, Chiel; Meijers, Jan Pieter; Zhang, Kyle; Meratnia, Nirvana; Havinga, Paul J.M.

    2017-01-01

    LoRa is an emerging wireless standard specifically designed for Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWANs). It provides long range, low data rate, and energy efficient wireless communication and is believed to have high potential for realization of a large number of Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

  9. lo sguardo di micòl: i modi della visione nell'opera narrativa di ...

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  10. Train High Eat Low for Osteoarthritis study (THE LO study: protocol for a randomized controlled trial

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    Yareni Guerrero

    2015-10-01

    Discussion: THE LO study will provide the first direct comparison of the long-term benefits of gait retraining, progressive resistance training and a high-protein/low-glycaemic-index energy-restricted diet, separately and in combination, on joint load, radiographic progression, symptoms, and associated co-morbidities in overweight/obese adults with OA of the knee.

  11. El proyecto europeo TENCompetence: plataforma para el desarrollo de competencias a lo largo de la vida

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    Hernández-Leo, Davinia

    2009-01-01

    Hernández-Leo, D., "El proyecto europeo TENCompetence: plataforma para el desarrollo de competencias a lo largo de la vida" IX Jornadas de Promotores de Formación Continua - III Jornadas E-Learning en la Administración Pública, Valladolid, Spain, 24 junio 2009(in Spanish)

  12. Simmel y lo "cultura femenina" (Las múltiples lecturas de unos viejos textos

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    RAQUEL OSBORNE

    1987-01-01

    Full Text Available Se tratan algunos ensayos de Georg Simmel referentes a la "cuestion femenina". Ensayos que aparecieron originariamente en Philosophische Kultur (Leipzig: Werner Klinkhardt, 1911. Una traducción española de algunos de estos ensayos aparece entre 1923-1925 en la Revista de Occidente, editada por José Ortega y Gasset; pero tan solo recientemente han sido traducidos al inglés por Guy Oakes. Un concepto central en Simmel es la equiparación de lo "objetivo" con lo "masculino" y lo "subjetivo" con lo "femenino." Se repasan las distintas reacciones provocadas por las ideas de Simmel en diversas épocas y en las diversas comunidades del lenguaje - como las ediciones mencionadas-, incluyendo las de Karen Horney, José Ortega y Gasset, Rosa Chacel, y Julian Marías. A pesar de la publicación temprana en el mundo de habla hispana, existía una carencia de verdadero interés por la emancipación de la mujer entre esos conocedores de las ideas de Simmel, excepto Rosa Chacel.

  13. Structural Validity of the Professional Development Profile of the LoTi Digital-Age Survey

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    Mehta, Vandhana; Hull, Darrell M.

    2013-01-01

    The present study was used to examine the structural construct validity of the Professional Development Profile of the LoTi Digital-Age Survey, a measure of teacher instructional practices with technology in the classroom. Teacher responses ("N" = 2,840) from across the United States were used to assess factor structure of the instrument…

  14. Route-Over Forwarding Techniques in a 6LoWPAN

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    Andreas Weigel

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available 6LoWPAN plays a major role within the protocol stack for the future Internet of Things. Its fragmentation mechanism enables transport of IPv6 datagrams with the required minimum MTU of 1280 bytes over 802.15.4-based networks. With the goal of a fully standardized WSN protocol stack currently necessitating a route-over approach, i.e., routing at the IP-layer, there are two main choices for any 6LoWPAN implementation with regard to datagram fragmentation: Hop-by-hop assembly or a cross-layered direct mode, which forwards individual 6LoWPAN fragments before the whole datagram has arrived. In addition to these two straightforward approaches, we propose enhancements based on adaptive rate-restriction for the direct forwarding and a retry control for both modes to reduce the number of losses of larger datagrams. An evaluation of these modes in a simulation environment and a hardware testbed indicate that the proposed enhancements can considerably improve PRR and latency within 6LoWPAN networks.

  15. Unbiased global determination of parton distributions and their uncertainties at NNLO and at LO

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    Collaboration, The NNPDF; Ball, Richard D.; Bertone, Valerio; Cerutti, Francesco; Debbio, Luigi Del; Forte, Stefano; Guffanti, Alberto; Latorre, Jose I.; Rojo, Juan; Ubiali, Maria

    2012-01-01

    We present a determination of the parton distributions of the nucleon from a global set of hard scattering data using the NNPDF methodology at LO and NNLO in perturbative QCD, thereby generalizing to these orders the NNPDF2.1 NLO parton set. Heavy quark masses are included using the so-called FONLL

  16. Las miradas poéticas de Narciso y Medusa: la transformacion de lo real

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    Sergio Blanco

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Al ser director tanto académico como artístico de este proyecto europeo Crossing Stages, esta doble condición me lleva a tomar la palabra desde estos dos lugares, es decir, desde lo académico y desde lo artístico. Desde dos lugares entonces casi antagónicos. La toma de la palabra académica responde en cierta forma a ciertas máximas de claridad y precisión, suele tender a ser un discurso mesurado, ordenado y equilibrado, que en cierta forma busca un conocimiento erudito por medio de procedimientos científicos lo más objetivos y sólidos posibles. Mientras que la toma de la palabra artística es todo lo contrario, es una palabra oscura, confusa, hiperbólica, amanerada, completamente desmesurada y caótica, y basada en experiencias y caprichos inminentemente subjetivos. Se me plantea entonces desde qué lugar hablar:  

  17. Lo colectivo y el agua: entre los derechos y las prácticas

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    Bustamante Zenteno, R.R.

    2010-01-01

    Reseña: La reivindicación de los derechos colectivos ha sido parte importante de las luchas de las organizaciones sociales que gestionan el agua en los Andes. Las formas de lo colectivo y las reglas en torno a su constitución están muy vinculadas a la existencia de estas organizaciones y a la

  18. Analysis of Latency and MAC-layer Performance for Class A LoRaWAN

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    Sørensen, René Brandborg; Kim, Dong Min; Nielsen, Jimmy Jessen

    2017-01-01

    We propose analytical models that allow to investigate the performance of Long Range Wide Area Network (LoRaWAN) uplink in terms of latency, collision rate, and throughput under the constraints of the regulatory duty cycling, when assuming exponential inter-arrival times. Our models take into acc...

  19. Ser lo mismo, ser diferente: contra la masificación

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    Saldarriaga Roa, Alberto

    2005-01-01

    La sociedad moderna se ha configurado, en los dos últimos siglos, como una sociedad de masas. Esto parece ser una condición sine qua non de su estructura y operatividad. La masificación se manifiesta no sólo en el comportamiento social sino también en el

  20. Que se vea lo que se oye: a vueltas con los fonemas y las letras

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    Gómez del Estal Villarino, Mario

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Partiendo de lo que el refrán “La letra con sangre entra” viene a decir a quien se deje escucharlo, se abre una descripción de las diferencias radicales que se dan entre aprender a hablar y aprender a escribir. La relación entre ambas actividades no se puede entender sin analizar la tan extendida perversión que supone hablar lo que se escribe en vez de escribir lo que se habla. A continuación, se detallan algunos de los síntomas más frecuentes de dicha perversión, caracterizados todos por la intromisión de la conciencia en terrenos donde lo único que hace es estorbar, en especial la pronunciación pedantesca de ciertos finales silábicos o de palabra, como en traNSporte, aBStraKción, óPtico, oBjeto, fúTbol, libertaD, diGno o fraK, así como las distintas deformaciones que sufren las palabras que la ortografía académica prescribe que se escriban con la letra equis.

  1. GPS-free Geolocation using LoRa in Low-Power WANs

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    Fargas, Bernat Carbones; Petersen, Martin Nordal

    2017-01-01

    Internet of Things (IoT) has been growing over the last few years in multiple applications and due to the high need GPS for tracking capabilities, an innovative opportunity arises. This paper reports on a design and implementation of a LoRaWAN tracking system which is capable exploiting transmitted...

  2. SED-ED, a workflow editor for computational biology experiments written in SED-ML.

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    Adams, Richard R

    2012-04-15

    The simulation experiment description markup language (SED-ML) is a new community data standard to encode computational biology experiments in a computer-readable XML format. Its widespread adoption will require the development of software support to work with SED-ML files. Here, we describe a software tool, SED-ED, to view, edit, validate and annotate SED-ML documents while shielding end-users from the underlying XML representation. SED-ED supports modellers who wish to create, understand and further develop a simulation description provided in SED-ML format. SED-ED is available as a standalone Java application, as an Eclipse plug-in and as an SBSI (www.sbsi.ed.ac.uk) plug-in, all under an MIT open-source license. Source code is at https://sed-ed-sedmleditor.googlecode.com/svn. The application itself is available from https://sourceforge.net/projects/jlibsedml/files/SED-ED/.

  3. RT-PCR Analysis of ED-A,ED-B, and IIICS Fibronectin Domains: A New Screening Marker For Bladder Cancer

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    M Ahmadi Javid

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Background: Fibronectin seems to play a very important role in the progression and invasion of bladder cancer. EDA, EDB, and IIICS domains of fibronectin are not expressed in the adult persons but they’re expressed in different cancers. The aim of this study is to investigate the mRNA of fibronectin in transitional carcinoma cells (TCC of bladder to study these domains. Methods: A total of 20 patients with known bladder cancer were studied. Two of them excluded since their excised tissues were not enough for both the pathological examination and RNA study. Another 20 (control group were normal volunteers who needed bladder operations. The excised tissue was immediately transferred to RNAlater (Ambion,TX. RNA was extracted via RNAWIZ (Ambion, TX. cDNA was made via RevertAid First Strand cDNA Synthesis Kit (Fermentas. PCR of the cDNAs was performed using primers for EDA, EDB, and IIICS (Eurogentec,Belgium. Results: For the first time, we present the expression of the oncofetal fibronectin mRNA in the transitional cell carcinoma of bladder. The high grade muscle invasive (G3T2 tumor, expressed ED-A, ED-B, and IIICS. Expression of ED-A, ED-B, and IIICS was confirmed in the two patients with G3T1 TCC. The four patients with G2Ta and G3Ta expressed both ED-A and ED-B. The four patients with G1T1 tumor expressed ED-A only, similar to the nine patients with G1Ta tumor. None of the normal volunteers expressed the oncofetal extra domains. The sensitivity of ED-A positive fibronectin RNA for detecting TCC of any kind is 100%, and of ED-B was only 35%. The specificity of ED-B positive fibronectin RNA for the high grade TCC is 100%. Conclusion: ED-A, ED-B, and IIICS could be used as useful markers for the diagnosis and following up of bladder carcinoma. Keywords: Transitional Cell Carcinoma, bladder cancer, fibronectin, RT-PCR, oncofetal.

  4. Fumo attivo e passivo, consumo di caffè ed effetti sulla gravidanza: uno studio caso controllo in Italia

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    G. Fantuzzi

    2003-05-01

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    Obiettivi: alcune abitudini di vita possono influenzare lo sviluppo fetale durante il periodo di gravidanza. Lo scopo di questo studio è stato quello di indagare gli effetti di alcune abitudini voluttuarie sulle nascite premature e sul basso peso alla nascita.

    Metodi: è stato condotto uno studio caso controllo nel periodo ottobre 1999 settembre 2000 in 9 città italiane (Genova, Udine, Modena, Parma, Siena, Roma, L’Aquila, Napoli e Catania. Sono stati identificati come casi 525 neonati pretermine (26ma, 38ma settimana di gravidanza e 317 neonati a termine ma con peso ‹ al 10° P. Sono stati arruolati come controllo 871 bambini nati a termine e normopeso. Le informazioni relative all’esposizione al fumo attivo e passivo e al consumo di caffè e i dati personali sono stati raccolti attraverso un apposito questionario.

    Risultati: dai risultati dell’analisi univariata è emerso un maggior rischio di basso peso alla nascita nei bambini le cui madri avevano fumato durante l’ultimo trimestre di gravidanza, con un chiaro effetto dose risposta. (OR: 2.09, 95% CI:1.45 - 3.00 per 1 9 sigarette/giorno, e OR= 2.76, 95% CI: 1.67 - 4.45 per 10 ed oltre sigarette al giorno. Anche la nascita pretermine sembra influenzata dall’abitudine tabagica della madre anche se in modo meno evidente. OR: 1.47, 95% CI: 1.05 - 2.04 per 1 9 sigarette/giorno e un OR: 1,30 95% CI: 0.78 - 4.81 per 10 e più sigarette/giorno. Per quanto riguarda l’esposizione al fumo passivo (più di due fumatori nelle abitazioni è stata osservata una positiva associazione con il basso peso alla nascita (OR: 3.05, 95% CI: 1.19 - 7.79. Il consumo di caffè non sembra influenzare lo sviluppo fetale. La regressione logistica multipla ha confermato solo l’influenza del fumo attivo della madre sulla basso peso alla nascita. (AOR= 2.49, 95% CI: 1.74 - 3.56.

    Conclusioni: questo studio conferma che

  5. La trampa del antropomorfismo. Hacia una interfaz (más compleja de lo social

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    Iñaki Martínez de Albeniz

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available La enseñanza de la sociología supone, hoy día, una cura de humildad. Por más que acudamos a sofisticados modelos teóricos (la sociedad líquida, la teoría de sistemas, la fluidez social, la teoría del actor-red, que cuestionan las bases fundacionales de la sociología clásica, la práctica docente evidencia que entre los estudiantes sigue imperando una imagen simple o esquemática de lo social. La sorpresa es mayor si asumimos que se trata de una generación que se ha socializado en el uso de herramientas digitales que facilitan, en principio, la elaboración de mapas más acordes con la complejidad que lo social reviste. El antropomorfismo, la idea de que la sociedad es ante todo un agrupamiento más o menos estable de individuos, es el límite infranqueable que sigue imponiéndose a la hora de entender lo social. Para minar esta visión hegemónica es preciso acudir a disciplinas como el arte (digital, las nuevas tecnología y, en general, las innovaciones estéticas, no tanto para destruir esa representación antropomórfica de lo social sino para desfigurándola prefigurar otras más acordes con una complejidad que ya no sólo intuimos y cuyo aliento sentimos muy cerca.

  6. Forwarding Techniques for IP Fragmented Packets in a Real 6LoWPAN Network

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    Jordi Casademont

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs are attracting more and more interest since they offer a low-cost solution to the problem of providing a means to deploy large sensor networks in a number of application domains. We believe that a crucial aspect to facilitate WSN diffusion is to make them interoperable with external IP networks. This can be achieved by using the 6LoWPAN protocol stack. 6LoWPAN enables the transmission of IPv6 packets over WSNs based on the IEEE 802.15.4 standard. IPv6 packet size is considerably larger than that of IEEE 802.15.4 data frame. To overcome this problem, 6LoWPAN introduces an adaptation layer between the network and data link layers, allowing IPv6 packets to be adapted to the lower layer constraints. This adaptation layer provides fragmentation and header compression of IP packets. Furthermore, it also can be involved in routing decisions. Depending on which layer is responsible for routing decisions, 6LoWPAN divides routing in two categories: mesh under if the layer concerned is the adaptation layer and route over if it is the network layer. In this paper we analyze different routing solutions (route over, mesh under and enhanced route over focusing on how they forward fragments. We evaluate their performance in terms of latency and energy consumption when transmitting IP fragmented packets. All the tests have been performed in a real 6LoWPAN implementation. After consideration of the main problems in forwarding of mesh frames in WSN, we propose and analyze a new alternative scheme based on mesh under, which we call controlled mesh under.

  7. Forwarding techniques for IP fragmented packets in a real 6LoWPAN network.

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    Ludovici, Alessandro; Calveras, Anna; Casademont, Jordi

    2011-01-01

    Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) are attracting more and more interest since they offer a low-cost solution to the problem of providing a means to deploy large sensor networks in a number of application domains. We believe that a crucial aspect to facilitate WSN diffusion is to make them interoperable with external IP networks. This can be achieved by using the 6LoWPAN protocol stack. 6LoWPAN enables the transmission of IPv6 packets over WSNs based on the IEEE 802.15.4 standard. IPv6 packet size is considerably larger than that of IEEE 802.15.4 data frame. To overcome this problem, 6LoWPAN introduces an adaptation layer between the network and data link layers, allowing IPv6 packets to be adapted to the lower layer constraints. This adaptation layer provides fragmentation and header compression of IP packets. Furthermore, it also can be involved in routing decisions. Depending on which layer is responsible for routing decisions, 6LoWPAN divides routing in two categories: mesh under if the layer concerned is the adaptation layer and route over if it is the network layer. In this paper we analyze different routing solutions (route over, mesh under and enhanced route over) focusing on how they forward fragments. We evaluate their performance in terms of latency and energy consumption when transmitting IP fragmented packets. All the tests have been performed in a real 6LoWPAN implementation. After consideration of the main problems in forwarding of mesh frames in WSN, we propose and analyze a new alternative scheme based on mesh under, which we call controlled mesh under.

  8. LoRa Scalability: A Simulation Model Based on Interference Measurements

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    Jetmir Haxhibeqiri

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available LoRa is a long-range, low power, low bit rate and single-hop wireless communication technology. It is intended to be used in Internet of Things (IoT applications involving battery-powered devices with low throughput requirements. A LoRaWAN network consists of multiple end nodes that communicate with one or more gateways. These gateways act like a transparent bridge towards a common network server. The amount of end devices and their throughput requirements will have an impact on the performance of the LoRaWAN network. This study investigates the scalability in terms of the number of end devices per gateway of single-gateway LoRaWAN deployments. First, we determine the intra-technology interference behavior with two physical end nodes, by checking the impact of an interfering node on a transmitting node. Measurements show that even under concurrent transmission, one of the packets can be received under certain conditions. Based on these measurements, we create a simulation model for assessing the scalability of a single gateway LoRaWAN network. We show that when the number of nodes increases up to 1000 per gateway, the losses will be up to 32%. In such a case, pure Aloha will have around 90% losses. However, when the duty cycle of the application layer becomes lower than the allowed radio duty cycle of 1%, losses will be even lower. We also show network scalability simulation results for some IoT use cases based on real data.

  9. LoRa Scalability: A Simulation Model Based on Interference Measurements.

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    Haxhibeqiri, Jetmir; Van den Abeele, Floris; Moerman, Ingrid; Hoebeke, Jeroen

    2017-05-23

    LoRa is a long-range, low power, low bit rate and single-hop wireless communication technology. It is intended to be used in Internet of Things (IoT) applications involving battery-powered devices with low throughput requirements. A LoRaWAN network consists of multiple end nodes that communicate with one or more gateways. These gateways act like a transparent bridge towards a common network server. The amount of end devices and their throughput requirements will have an impact on the performance of the LoRaWAN network. This study investigates the scalability in terms of the number of end devices per gateway of single-gateway LoRaWAN deployments. First, we determine the intra-technology interference behavior with two physical end nodes, by checking the impact of an interfering node on a transmitting node. Measurements show that even under concurrent transmission, one of the packets can be received under certain conditions. Based on these measurements, we create a simulation model for assessing the scalability of a single gateway LoRaWAN network. We show that when the number of nodes increases up to 1000 per gateway, the losses will be up to 32%. In such a case, pure Aloha will have around 90% losses. However, when the duty cycle of the application layer becomes lower than the allowed radio duty cycle of 1%, losses will be even lower. We also show network scalability simulation results for some IoT use cases based on real data.

  10. The ED use and non-urgent visits of elderly patients

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    Umut Gulacti

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To evaluate the use of the emergency department (ED by elderly patients, their non-urgent visits and the prevalence of main disease for ED visits. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on patients aged 65 years and over who visited the ED of a tertiary care university hospital in Turkey between January 2015 and January 2016 retrospectively. Results: A total of 36,369 elderly patients who visited the ED were included in the study. The rate of ED visits by elderly patients was higher than their representation within the general population (p < 0.001. While the rate of elderly patients visiting polyclinics was 15.8%, the rate of elderly patients visiting the ED was 24.3% (p < 0.001. For both genders, the rates of ED visits for patients between 65 and 74 years old was higher than for other elderly age groups (p < 0.001. The prevalence of upper respiratory tract infection (URTI was the highest within the elderly population (17.5%, CI: 17.1–17.9. The proportion of ED visits for non-urgent conditions was 23.4%. Most of the ED visits were during the non-business hours (51.1%, and they were highest in the winter season (25.9% and in January (10.2%. The hospitalization rate was 9.4%, and 37.9% of hospitalized patients were admitted to intensive care units. Conclusion: The proportion of ED visits by elderly patients was higher than their representation within the general population. Elderly patients often visited the ED instead of a polyclinic. The rate of inappropriate ED use by elderly patients in this hospital was higher than in other countries. Keywords: Non-urgent, Prevalence, Visit, Main disease, Elderly patient, Emergency department

  11. ED pharmacist monitoring of provider antibiotic selection aids appropriate treatment for outpatient UTI.

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    Lingenfelter, Erin; Drapkin, Zachary; Fritz, Kelly; Youngquist, Scott; Madsen, Troy; Fix, Megan

    2016-08-01

    We sought to determine whether an emergency department (ED) pharmacist could aid in the monitoring and correction of inappropriate empiric antibiotic selection for urinary tract infections in an outpatient ED population. Urine cultures with greater than 100 000 CFU/mL bacteria from the University of Utah Emergency Department over 1 year (October 2011-Sept 2012) were identified using our electronic medical record system. Per ED protocol, an ED pharmacist reviews all cultures and performs a chart review of patient symptoms, diagnosis, and discharge antibiotics to determine whether the treatment was appropriate. A retrospective review of this process was performed to identify how often inappropriate treatment was recognized and intervened on by an ED pharmacist. Of the 180 cultures included, a total of 42 (23%) of empiric discharge treatments were considered inappropriate and required intervention. In 35 (83%) of 42 patients, the ED pharmacist was able to contact the patient and make appropriate changes; the remaining 7 patients were unable to be contacted, and no change could be made in their treatment. A chart review of all urine cultures with greater than 100 000 CFU/mL performed by an ED pharmacist helped identify inappropriate treatment in 23% of patients discharged to home with the diagnosis of urinary tract infection. Of these patients who had received inappropriate treatment, an ED pharmacist was able to intervene in 83% of cases. These data highlight the role of ED pharmacists in improving patient care after discharge. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  12. 8 Different approaches needed to manage ED demand among different age-groups.

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    Rimmer, Melanie; Ablard, Suzanne; O'Keeffe, Colin; Mason, Suzanne

    2017-12-01

    A variety of interventions have been proposed to manage rising demand for Emergency and Urgent Care, described by an NHS England review as unsustainable in the long term. However it is unlikely that any suggested approach will be equally suitable for the diverse population of ED users.We aimed to understand the patterns of demand amongst different types of patients attending ED. We also sought to understand the intended and unintended effects of demand management initiatives. Our study combined insights from routine data, a survey of ED patients, and qualitative interviews with ED staff. This paper describes the results of our analysis of the interviews. We conducted semi-structured interviews with 25 ED and Urgent Care Centre staff across 7 hospital sites in Yorkshire and Humber between 25 April and 11 July 2016. The interview topic guide asked about 4 broad areas; job role, description of patients and their impact on demand, description of inappropriate attendance, and current/future initiatives to deal with rising demand. Interviews were transcribed verbatim and analysed using framework analysis. We analysed the results to identify groups of patients with different patterns of use of ED services. We also explored ED staff experiences of demand management initiatives, and their suggestions for future initiatives. Although we did not ask specifically about patients' age, our analysis revealed that ED staff categorised attenders as children and young people, working age people, and older people. These groups had different reasons for attendance, different routes to the ED, different rate of non-urgent attendance, and different issues driving demand. Staff also described variation in the time taken to treat patients of different ages, with the oldest and youngest patients described as requiring the most time.There was no consensus amongst staff about the effectiveness of initiatives for managing demand. A strikingly wide variety of initiatives were mentioned

  13. A preliminary examination of Loss of Control Eating Disorder (LOC-ED) in middle childhood.

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    Matherne, Camden E; Tanofsky-Kraff, Marian; Altschul, Anne M; Shank, Lisa M; Schvey, Natasha A; Brady, Sheila M; Galescu, Ovidiu; Demidowich, Andrew P; Yanovski, Susan Z; Yanovski, Jack A

    2015-08-01

    Loss of Control Eating Disorder (LOC-ED) has been proposed as a diagnostic category for children 6-12years with binge-type eating. However, characteristics of youth with LOC-ED have not been examined. We tested the hypothesis that the proposed criteria for LOC-ED would identify children with greater adiposity, more disordered eating attitudes, and greater mood disturbance than those without LOC-ED. Participants were 251 youth (10.29years±1.54, 53.8% female, 57.8% White, 35.5% Black, 2.0% Asian, 4.8% Hispanic, 53.0% overweight). Youth were interviewed regarding eating attitudes and behaviors, completed questionnaires to assess general psychopathology, and underwent measurements of body fat mass. Using previously proposed criteria for LOC-ED, children were classified as LOC-ED (n=19), LOC in the absence of the full disorder (subLOC, n=33), and youth not reporting LOC (noLOC, n=199). LOC-ED youth had higher BMIz (p=0.001) and adiposity (p=0.003) and reported greater disordered eating concerns (pdisordered eating attitudes (p=0.02). SubLOC youth had greater disordered eating concerns (pdisordered eating cognitions and anthropometric measures compared to youth without LOC-ED. Longitudinal studies are needed to determine if those with LOC-ED are at particularly increased risk for progression of disordered eating and excess weight gain. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

  14. A Preliminary Examination of Loss of Control Eating Disorder (LOC-ED) in Middle Childhood

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    Matherne, Camden E.; Tanofsky-Kraff, Marian; Altschul, Anne M.; Shank, Lisa M.; Schvey, Natasha A.; Brady, Sheila M.; Galescu, Ovidiu; Demidowich, Andrew P.; Yanovski, Susan Z.; Yanovski, Jack A.

    2015-01-01

    Loss of Control Eating Disorder (LOC-ED) has been proposed as a diagnostic category for children 6–12y with binge-type eating. However, characteristics of youth with LOC-ED have not been examined. We tested the hypothesis that the proposed criteria for LOC-ED would identify children with greater adiposity, more disordered eating attitudes, and greater mood disturbance than those without LOC-ED. Participants were 251 youth (10.29y ± 1.54, 53.8% female, 57.8 % White, 35.5% Black, 2.0% Asian, 4.8% Hispanic, 53.0% overweight). Youth were interviewed regarding eating attitudes and behaviors, completed questionnaires to assess general psychopathology, and underwent measurements of body fat mass. Using previously proposed criteria for LOC-ED, children were classified as LOC-ED (n = 19), LOC in the absence of the full disorder (subLOC, n = 33), and youth not reporting LOC (noLOC, n = 199). LOC-ED youth had higher BMIz (p = 0.001) and adiposity (p = 0.003) and reported greater disordered eating concerns (p eating attitudes (p = 0.02). SubLOC youth had greater disordered eating concerns (p eating cognitions and anthropometric measures compared to youth without LOC-ED. Longitudinal studies are needed to determine if those with LOC-ED are at particularly increased risk for progression of disordered eating and excess weight gain. PMID:25913008

  15. A Feasibility Assessment of 6LoWPAN for Secure Communications in the U.S. Army

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    bandwidth. 14. SUBJECT TERMS LoWPAN, 6LoWPAN, 802.15.4, energy , security, feasibility, wireless , networks, range, duration, wireless security...47 Figure 16. Total Energy Expended per Message for Various Data Rates and Transmission Powers...maximize transmission speeds and data throughput pay little concern to energy . This thesis presents a model that assesses 6LoWPAN in both a potential

  16. EBSD and EDS of nickel sulfide inclusions in glass

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    Miflin, G.E.; Barry, J.C.

    2002-01-01

    Full text: A delayed phase transformation in small nickel sulfide inclusions can cause spontaneous fracture in toughened glass. Typically, a phase transformation within a 5 ?g nickel sulphide inclusion may break a window which weighs more than 50 kg. In most cases the nickel sulfide inclusions are detected only after window failure, although it is possible to detect the inclusions within intact glass. It is known that only type three nickel sulphide inclusions, that is, inclusions with a composition in the range Ni 7 S 6 to NiS 1.03 , break the glass. The solid-state phase transformation of alpha Ni 1-x S to beta NiS which induces a 2.5% volume increase has been given as the main reason for the spontaneous fracture. The aim of this present study is to investigate the crystal structure of phases within the type three inclusions using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD). With EBSD it is possible to map regions of alpha Ni 1-x S and to distinguish those regions from regions with beta Ni 1-x S when the elemental compositions of the two regions are identical. The inclusions of this study came from two sources. One set of inclusions were found at initiation-of-fracture in glass windows that had failed by spontaneous fracture, while the other set were found in intact windows. All of the inclusions came from windows on buildings in the Brisbane area. The EBSD analysis was done at 20kV with the stage tilted to 70 degrees on a Philips XL30 SEM with LaB 6 filament, and with attached Oxford/Link Opal camera and software. EBSD mapping was done for alpha nickel sulfide (Ni 1-x S), beta nickel sulphide (NiS), heazelwoodite (Ni 3 S 2 ), and godlevskite (Ni 9 S 8 ). The integration time was 1.3 seconds for each point. Colour coded crystal phase and grain orientation maps were produced. EDS analysis was also done on the Philips XL30 with attached EDAX EDS detector. We found that although the EBSD technique is successful in identifying alpha

  17. Interband optical absorption in the Wannier-Stark ladder under the electron-LO-phonon resonance condition

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    Govorov, A.O.

    1993-08-01

    Interband optical absorption in the Wannier-Stark ladder in the presence of the electron-LO-phonon resonance is investigated theoretically. The electron-LO-phonon resonance occurs when the energy spacing between adjacent Stark-ladder levels coincides with the LO-phonon energy. We propose a model describing the polaron effect in a superlattice. Calculations show that the absorption line shape is strongly modified due to the polaron effect under the electron-LO-phonon resonance condition. We consider optical phenomena in a normal magnetic field that leads to enhancement of polaron effects. (author). 17 refs, 5 figs

  18. L’identificazione di virus citopatogeni isolati dall’ambiente:ricerca ed applicazione di protocolli analitici

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    Obiettivi: la ricerca dei virus enterici in matrici ambientali, soprattutto nei reflui urbani, risulta di grande interesse sia per la valutazione del rischio di natura virale sia per compiere studi epidemiologici.

    Lo scopo di questo lavoro è stato l’applicazione parallela di diverse tecniche attualmente in uso in virologia clinica a isolati citopatogeni ambientali al fine di ottenere una precisa identificazione degli agenti rilevati.

    Metodi: sono stati analizzati 21 campioni di aerosol, provenienti da impianti di depurazione di reflui civili a fanghi attivi, e risultati citopatogeni in colture di cellule BGM.

    Dopo una nuova semina in “shell vials”, su tre linee cellulari continue per mettere in evidenza eventuali differenze nello spettro di citopatogenicità. Per l’identificazione degli isolati virali, sono state adottate in parallelo: microscopia elettronica, tecniche biomolecolari di amplificazione genica, elettroforesi su gel di poliacrilamide (PAGE, test immunoenzimatici, sieroneutralizzazione.

    Risultati: la semina in “shell vials” ha confermato la
    presenza di particelle virali infettive in tutti i campioni
    tranne uno; inoltre ha permesso di ridurre il
    tempo di comparsa dell’effetto citopatico a 3-4 giorni
    contro i 6-8 giorni necessari seminando in fiasche.
    La microscopia elettronica ha individuato la presenza
    di particelle enterovirus-simili in 18 dei 21
    campioni e di virioni della famiglia Reoviridae in 8.
    La positività dei campioni è stata ottenuta, inoltre,
    con la RT-PCR, per 2 campioni di enterovirus e 2 di
    reovirus e con la PAGE in 6 campioni. Il presente
    studio ha portato ad un’identificazione sufficientemente
    certa di reovirus in 2 campioni e di enterovirus
    in 1 campione.

    Conclusioni: l’identificazione di isolati ambientali si

  19. La traducción de las escritoras inglesas y la novela española del primer tercio del siglo XIX: lo histórico, lo sentimental y lo gótico

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    Establier Pérez, Helena

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Though women writing was presenting in the England of the first third of century XIX a considerable development and a maturity, the certain thing is that the list of British novelists whose works arrive at that same time at our country is limited enough. All these texts —translated into Spanish in the same dates, the second and the third decades of the century— are framed inside popular genres, with great presence of didactism and sentimentalism, elements derived from the adventures of the heroic narrative and ingredients of Gothic romances. This paper focuses in the scarce translations from English women’s novels presenting elements and narrative techniques characteristic of Gothic tales, a genre very inusual in Spain at the beginning os XIXth century, specifically the works of Sophia Lee, Regina Maria Roche and Ann Radcliffe. Its presence in the Spanish literary panorama of the first third of XIXth. Century reveals the publishing demands of a new public, more and more bourgeois and feminine, eager to consume the readings that entertained the European middle-class of his time and to have access to women writing, as much in the didactic and sentimental field like in the Gothic novel.Aunque la escritura de las mujeres presentaba en la Inglaterra del primer tercio del siglo XIX un desarrollo y una madurez considerables, lo cierto es que la lista de novelistas británicas cuyas obras llegan en esa misma época a nuestro país es bastante reducida. Todos estos textos —que en conjunto no superan la veintena y que se traducen al español en las mismas fechas, la segunda y la tercera décadas del siglo— se enmarcan dentro de géneros populares, con gran presencia del didactismo y de lo sentimental, elementos derivados de las aventuras de la narrativa heroica e ingredientes del relato gótico que destacan sobre el fondo social costumbrista de la novela inglesa dieciochesca. Este trabajo se centra fundamentalmente en las escasas traducciones de

  20. Hearing of Mr. Francois Roussely, President of EdF; Audition de M. Francois Roussely, President d'EdF

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    2005-07-01

    This document is the proceedings of the hearing of F. Roussely, President of Electricite de France (EdF), at the commission of economic affairs of the French house of commons, about the advisability of the construction of the EPR (European pressurized reactor) demonstration plant and about its possible financing by EdF. In a first part, F. Roussely recalls the European context of deregulation of energy markets and its impact of the French electric power industry (opening of the French market, industrial and social actions of EdF, need of a new generation of nuclear reactor, preservation of EdF's energy mix, warranty of public utility, un-bundling between energy trade and distribution, EdF's turnover and profitability, EdF's foreign daughter companies). In a second part, F. Roussely answers a series of questions asked by the different members of the commission concerning the different points presented in the first part. (J.S.)

  1. La función social del castigo: el caso de lo prohibición legal del consumo de "droga"

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    JOSÉ CASTILLO CASTILLO

    1986-01-01

    Full Text Available (Versión revisada de un ensayo del mismo título sobre droga y criminalidad, varios autores, Madrid: Ed. Edersa, 1986. La discusión se centra en la fragilidad del orden social, y los intentos de consolidarlo por medio de legislación penal tomando como ejemplo la prohibición del consumo de drogas. Son analizadas las dos actitudes opuestas hacia dicha prohibición, liberales y prohibicionistas. Se argumenta que ambas posiciones pueden ser explicadas mediante teorías sociológicas que muestran que cada grupo se posiciona defendiendo sus propios valores: Los Prohibicionistas defienden los valores en declive y los liberales defiendes aquellos en alza. Para los unos, el consumo es siempre un crimen; para los segundos no lo es, pero pueden considerar punibles algunas otras actividades que son eximidas por los primeros, p.e: las prácticas laborales abusivas. Así las cosas, ambos sectores sociales contemplan en su ordenación ciertos tipos de comportamiento criminal como punible; dicho castigo, como ritual del colectivo, incrementa la integración social. La teoría del crimen de Emile Durkheim encaja con ambos casos si es interpretada como defensora de la necesidad de un código moral social, al margen de cual sea su contenido.

  2. Etica ed evoluzionismo: la proposta di Marc Hauser

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    Irene Pilloni

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Le recenti scoperte nell’ambito della psicologia evoluzionistica potrebbero offrire una risposta al dibattito sull’origine evoluzionistica della facoltà morale dell’Homo sapiens. In passato, il tentativo di spiegare il comportamento morale a partire dalla teoria dell’evoluzione è stato intrapreso dal padre fondatore dell’evoluzionismo Charles Darwin, successivamente da T.H. Huxley e da H. Spencer e infine dal sociobiologo E. Wilson a metà degli anni ‘70 del Novecento. Oggi questa impresa è stata ereditata dallo psicologo evoluzionista Marc Hauser, le cui indagini prendono avvio da un’analogia tra facoltà morale e facoltà linguistica. Questa analogia gli consente di affermare che la pluralità di codici morali adottati dagli uomini nelle differenti culture dipende da un numero limitato di principi morali, nello stesso modo in cui la varietà di lingue con cui gli uomini si esprimono, dipende da un numero limitato di principi linguistici universali. Dunque, sembrerebbe che l’evoluzione biologica abbia plasmato dei principi morali universali e uniformi che si presentano costanti in tutti gli uomini a prescindere dalla loro appartenenza culturale. Come vadano intesi i principi morali universali e quale rapporto intercorre tra di essi e i vari codici morali sarà l’argomento di questo saggio, il quale tenterà di analizzare la proposta di Marc Hauser all’interno della cornice dei rapporti tra etica ed evoluzionismo.

  3. Estimation of lens dose of radioactive isotopes using ED3

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    Song, Ha Jin; Ju, Yong Jin; Jang, Han; Kang, Kyeong Won; Chung, Woon Kwan [Chosun University, Gwangju (Korea, Republic of); Dong, Kyung Rae [Gwangju Health University, Gwangju (Korea, Republic of); Choi, Eun Jin; Kwak, Jong Gil [Dongshin University Graduate School, Naju (Korea, Republic of); Ryu, Jae Kwang [Asan Medical Center, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2017-03-15

    It is suggested that the dose limit recommended in the Enforcement Decree of Korea's Nuclear Safety Act should not exceed 150 mSv per year for radiation workers. Recently, however, ICRP 118 report has suggested that the threshold dose of the lens should be reduced to 0.2⁓0.5 Gy and the mean dose should not exceed 50 mSv per year for an average of 20 mSv over 5 years. Based on these contents, '1'2'3I, '9'9mTc, and '1'8F-FDG, which are radioisotope drugs that are used directly by radiation workers in the nuclear medicine department in Korea are expected to receive a large dose of radiation in the lens in distribution and injection jobs to administer them to patients. The ED3 Active Extremity Dosimeter was used to measure the dose of the lens in the nuclear medicine and radiation workers and how much of the dose was received per 1 mCi.

  4. REPRESENTAR EL «PROBLEMA DE LO HAITIANO» O EL PROBLEMA DE REPRESENTAR LO HAITIANO: UNA LECTURA DE TEXTOS LITERARIOS DOMINICANOS DEL 2000

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    FERNANDA BUSTAMANTE E.

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available El discurso hegemónico dominicano —fundado en la colonización y retomado en el siglo XX por Trujillo y Balaguer— ha legitimado la hispanofilia y la negrofobia como bases de la identidad nacional, concibiendo lo dominicano como la negación del Otro-negro, del Otro-haitiano. A partir de esta idea se presenta una lectura vinculada a los estudios culturales y postcoloniales centrada en la presencia y desarrollo del sujeto haitiano en un corpus literario de reciente producción, formado por novelas, cuentos y poemas, con el propósito de reflexionar en torno a la problemática de la representación de estas subjetividades que han sido excluidas del imaginario social y su relación con la dominicanidad.

  5. Lo testimonial en la construcción de lo verosímil en la telenovela Montecristo. Un amor, una venganza

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    María Clara Musante

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Aborda las estrategias utilizadas por la telenovelas argentinas " Montecristi". Parte de la hipótesis de que esta ficción televisiva, que ha marcado un estilo nuevo dentro de la programación por su historia, estética, y producción ha incorporado en su relato una problemática histórica inédita para el género a través del registro de lo testimonial. Se trata de una primera aproximación teórica que busca fundamentar algunos aspectos poco trabajados como es el modo en que la telenovela definida como un relato ahistórico y volcado a contar el romance de la pareja central, gestiona ese pasaje por el cual se inscribe en el eje de su trama narrativa distintos aspectos de la historia reciente.

  6. Ulysses Radio Occultation Observations of the lo Plasma Torus During the Jupiter Encounter.

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    Bird, M K; Asmar, S W; Brenkle, J P; Edenhofer, P; Funke, O; Pätzold, M; Volland, H

    1992-09-11

    Radio signals from Ulysses were used to probe the lo plasma torus (IPT) shortly after the spacecraft's closest approach to Jupiter. The frequencies of the two downlinks at S-band (2.3 gigahertz) and X-band (8.4 gigahertz) were recorded, differenced, and integrated in order to derive the columnar electron density of the IPT. The measurements agree qualitatively with contemporary models of the IPT based on Voyager data, but significant differences are apparent as well. The overall level of the IPT electron density is approximately the same as the prediction, implying that the amount of gas (or plasma) injected from lo is similar to that observed during the Voyager era. On the other hand, the IPT seems to be less extended out of the centrifugal equator, implying a smaller plasma temperature than predicted.

  7. El misterio de la muerte en lo invisible. Maeterlinck en Azorín

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    Pilar Úcar Ventura

    1995-12-01

    Full Text Available Si ya la propia Muerte nos advierte del peligro y la seriedad que entraña acercarse a ella, aunque sea en el artificio de una representación dramática, quiero acercarme de puntillas, tan sólo rozar el velo del Misterio invisible de una realidad, casi de la única realidad latente de nuestra existencia. El tratamiento teatral del tema de la Muerte nos puede resultar ahora poco dramático en algunas ocasiones, pero fue algo recurrente en el teatro simbolista europeo, sobre todo esa penosa espera de lo Inevitable, del destino implacable contra el que no puede hacer nada la Hurnanidad. El simbolismo prefiere la comunicación indirecta que sugiera y evoque, con una prosa musical cuidadosamente elaborada, que tuvo amplia repercusión en otros ámbitos de la cultura.

  8. Mundo plural: ¿por qué los individuos hacen lo que hacen?

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    En un contexto de hiper-especialización, el artículo se pregunta por una visión panorámica de la sociedad y una concepción compleja de los individuos, que no olvide a la vez la ambición teórica y el pulso empírico. Con este objetivo, se pregunta: “¿por qué los individuos hacen lo que hacen?” y propone responder con una fórmula de estudio de las prácticas de carácter universal que combina una dimensión disposicionalista con una contextualista. De un lado, las disposiciones y competencias de lo...

  9. Del viaje o de lo órfico en la literatura

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    Carlos Guevara A.

    1997-01-01

    Full Text Available Una de las características del mito es el reconocimiento de una carencia en el tiempo presente. El mito de Orfeo con su descenso al Hades, puede simbolizar, y de hecho simboliza, la inclinación humana que por el sendero de la iniciación logra el descubrimiento del ser interior, del sí mismo junguiano, en donde reside la verdad de cada hombre. En la literatura universal (antigua y contemporánea el viaje del protagonista representa ese descenso al Hades por parte de los individuos que, queriendo trascender lo material, se hallan frente a la luz interior que suplirá las carencias de la vida prosaica en la que discurre lo mundano.

  10. El simbolismo en Sólo Dios sabe, una película de Carlos Bolado

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    Se realiza un análisis simbólico de la película Sólo Dios sabe de Carlos Bolado en los términos desarrollados, entre otros, por Eliade, Bachelard y Durand. Se observa que los símbolos no sólo aparecen en el contenido del filme -en que se relacionan sobre todo con el agua y con la lucha del Eros con Thánatos-, sino que son incorporados a su estructura narrativa, que toma la forma del viaje arquetípico del héroe. De este modo la película se inscribe dentro de la tendencia actual que cuestiona l...

  11. La renuncia del mecenas y la utopía de lo alternativo

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    José Manuel Tavares de Barros

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    Full Text Available El autor refiere lo ocurrido en el festival internacional UMBRIAFICTION TV. 92 dedicado a producciones de ficción orientadas al mercado televisivo mundial. Cita el enfrentamiento de fuerzas entre Europa y Estados Unidos en pos de ganar audiencias y mercados para sus industrias de cine y video. Relata lo que fue la llegada del neoliberalismo a Brasil con Collor de Melo donde las medidas que se tomaron en el área cultural fueron nefastas. Concluye con que hay necesidad de reivindicar socialmente el derecho de acceso a un espacio audiovisual democrático, abierto a las más legítimas aspiraciones del ser humano.

  12. Demand Side Management Using the Internet of Energy Based on LoRaWAN Technology

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    Shahryari, Kolsoom; Anvari-Moghaddam, Amjad; Shahryari, Shadi

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    into cloud because of a long range, low power, wide area and low bit rate wireless telecommunication system which is called LoRaWAN. All devices in fog domain are connected by long range wide area network (LoRa) into a smart gateway. The gateway which bridges fog domain and cloud, is introduced......The smart grid, as a communication network, allows numerous connected devices such as sensors, relays and actuators to interact and cooperate with each other. An Internet-based solution for electricity that provides bidirectional flow of information and power is internet of energy (IoE) which...... is an extension of smart grid concept. A large number of connected devices and the huge amount of data generated by IoE and issues related to data transmission, process and storage, force IoE to be integrated by cloud computing. Furthermore, in order to enhance the performance and reduce the volume of transmitted...

  13. Del viaje o de lo órfico en la literatura

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    Carlos Guevara A.

    1997-04-01

    Full Text Available Una de las características del mito es el reconocimiento de una carencia en el tiempo presente. El mito de Orfeo con su descenso al Hades, puede simbolizar, y de hecho simboliza, la inclinación humana que por el sendero de la iniciación logra el descubrimiento del ser interior, del sí mismo junguiano, en donde reside la verdad de cada hombre. En la literatura universal (antigua y contemporánea el viaje del protagonista representa ese descenso al Hades por parte de los individuos que, queriendo trascender lo material, se hallan frente a la luz interior que suplirá las carencias de la vida prosaica en la que discurre lo mundano.

  14. «Tirant lo Blanch» i la historiografia catalana medieval

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    Paül Limorti Payà

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available The importance of historiography in the creation of the novel is an irrefutable fact in literature, especially in Greek inerature. Did the same happen in Catalan literature? Paül Limorti follows the traces of the historiographic genre in the making of the narrative technique of Tirant lo Blanch. Front this point of view the author analyses the creation of Diafebus as a character-narrator, which is a typical device used in the chronicies to achieve a stronger historic realism. In this sense, the author studies the manner of interrelation typical of chronicles and of Tirant lo Blanch. Another device used by Martorell to present this work as a historic recreation is the group of parallel texts (prologue and dedication which heads the book, as well as the topics which can be found in it: the false translation and the reuse of previous texts.

  15. Lo fantástico y la memoria histórica en Rivas

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    Frauke Bode

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available A partir de tres ejemplos, En salvaje compañía (1994, El lápiz del carpintero (1998 y Los libros arden mal (2006, esta contribución pretende determinar la función de ‘lo fantástico’ en las novelas de Ma-nuel Rivas, con respecto a la memoria cultural de un evento traumático como la Guerra Civil y el fran-quismo. La argumentación parte de la hipótesis de que lo ‘real maravilloso gallego’ ofrece una estruc-tura particularmente apta para hablar de la Guerra Civil al darles a los muertos un espació ficticio de acción

  16. Soft Expansion of Double-Real-Virtual Corrections to Higgs Production at N$^3$LO

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    Anastasiou, Charalampos; Dulat, Falko; Furlan, Elisabetta; Herzog, Franz; Mistlberger, Bernhard

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    We present methods to compute higher orders in the threshold expansion for the one-loop production of a Higgs boson in association with two partons at hadron colliders. This process contributes to the N$^3$LO Higgs production cross section beyond the soft-virtual approximation. We use reverse unitarity to expand the phase-space integrals in the small kinematic parameters and to reduce the coefficients of the expansion to a small set of master integrals. We describe two methods for the calculation of the master integrals. The first was introduced for the calculation of the soft triple-real radiation relevant to N$^3$LO Higgs production. The second uses a particular factorization of the three body phase-space measure and the knowledge of the scaling properties of the integral itself. Our result is presented as a Laurent expansion in the dimensional regulator, although some of the master integrals are computed to all orders in this parameter.

  17. Los dos lenguajes de las dos psicologías de lo social

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    Pablo Fernández Christlieb

    2005-11-01

    A la psicología social le es perfectamente adecuado el lenguaje como modo de exposición de su campo u objeto de estudio, toda vez que al lenguaje se le conoce con lenguaje, lo cual se puede observar en sus textos, argumentaciones, debates y discursos. En cambio, a la psicología colectiva, dado que las formas no se conocen con lenguaje, no le sienta bien el uso del lenguaje en el sentido discursivo y racional, sino otro modo, a saber, la literatura, que no es lenguaje sino forma hecha con palabras, lo cual, por congruencia con sus ocupaciones y sus criterios, la saca del discurso científico o académico, como un precio caro que tiene que pagar por buscar la comprensión.

  18. Lo etnojuvenil. Un análisis sobre el cambio sociocultural entre tsotsiles, tseltales y choles

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    Tania Cruz Salazar

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Estudio cómo lo juvenil indígena se reconfigura en tanto nueva etnicidad generacional, de una forma alejada de “la costumbre” comunitaria. Mis reflexiones se basan en relatos que ilustran las condiciones étnicas de los jóvenes en un tiempo nuevo, con una visión diferente a la de sus padres y abuelos, con búsquedas, valores, emociones y expectativas que indican nuevos rumbos. Usé el método etnográfico y realicé entrevistas, conversaciones informales, observación participante y revisión bibliográfica y hemerográfica durante siete años en comunidades tsotsiles, tseltales y choles. Este material develó contenidos transversales de lo etnojuvenil, la nueva categoría analítica que propongo.

  19. Surface dependent behaviour of CdS LO-phonon mode

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    Molina-Contreras, J R; Medina-Gutierrez, C; Frausto-Reyes, C; Trejo-Vazquez, R; Villalobos-Pina, F J; Romo-Luevano, G; Calixto, S

    2007-01-01

    In this paper, we develop a sensitive optical method to monitor the surface roughness in the investigation of surfaces. By applying this method to measure the RMS surface roughness of various surfaces, we found RMS values which are comparable to those obtained by atomic force microscopy measurements. In addition, we present a simple empirical model to calculate the RMS surface roughness which shows very good agreement with the surface roughness measurements taken by the method reported in this paper. Finally, the application of our method to the study of the LO-phonon mode of CdS suggests that its intensity is dominated by the surface roughness. This roughness dependent behaviour of the CdS LO-phonon mode is experimentally confirmed by using an excitation wavelength near its E 0 transition

  20. Higgs boson production at hadron colliders at N3LO in QCD

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    Mistlberger, Bernhard

    2018-05-01

    We present the Higgs boson production cross section at Hadron colliders in the gluon fusion production mode through N3LO in perturbative QCD. Specifically, we work in an effective theory where the top quark is assumed to be infinitely heavy and all other quarks are considered to be massless. Our result is the first exact formula for a partonic hadron collider cross section at N3LO in perturbative QCD. Furthermore, our result is an analytic computation of a hadron collider cross section involving elliptic integrals. We derive numerical predictions for the Higgs boson cross section at the LHC. Previously this result was approximated by an expansion of the cross section around the production threshold of the Higgs boson and we compare our findings. Finally, we study the impact of our new result on the state of the art prediction for the Higgs boson cross section at the LHC.

  1. Assessment of exposure Lo scattered radiation in interventional procedures using special proLecLive bismuth

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    Soto Bua, M.; Medina Jimenez, E.; Vazquez Vazquez, R.; Santamaria Vazquez, F.; Otero Martinez, C.; Lobato Busto, R.; Luna Vega, V.; Mosquera Suero, J.; Sanchez Garcia, M.; Pombar Camean, M.

    2011-01-01

    There are currenLly marketed specific producta aimed aL reducing personnel exposure Lo radiation scatLered in cardiac catheLerization procedures, intervenLional radiology or elecLrophysiology. Our service has been proposed Lo study Lhe aLLenuation characLeristics of Lhe producL ''Drape Armour'' manufactured by Lhe company ''MicroLek'' IL ja flexible devices consLructed from an alloy of bismuth and sLeriliLy characLeristics and infection conLrol and fluid makes Lhem particularly suiLable for incorporaLing into Lhe operative field of the patient. To sLudy their behavior, Lhere have been staff dose measurementa representaLive of Lhe moaL common siLuaLions of exposure to scattered radiaLion in a typical procedure of intervenLion.

  2. Lo evaluable del proyecto. Interrogantes desde un período de carencia.

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    Macagno, María Gabriela; Peralta, Sergio

    2014-01-01

    Documento de reflexión no derivado de investigación. Se formulan aquí -a partir del análisis de prácticas de evaluación del Taller IV de Diseño de FADU-UNL- una serie de interrogantes que buscan desplazar “lo evaluable” y “lo enseñable”, en el marco de la actual puesta en crisis y reformulación de los paradigmas de la proyectualidad y el funcionalismo. Para ello, se interroga el aprendizaje de los docentes, los criterios de evaluación y las limitaciones de la materia prima en relación co...

  3. Defendiendo lo colectivo: combatir el conformismo, promover la educación pública

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    Luis Torrego Egido

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available La escuela pública, ese instrumento de igualdad, está siendo desmantelada. El sentido común sobre la educación está siendo colonizado por el lenguaje de la mercantilización y del economicismo. Es preciso reaccionar y hacerlo desde la formación del profesorado. Para ello en este artículo, tras mostrar con tres anécdotas la pérdida de los logros de lo público, de lo común, se propone recuperar el discurso del sueño educativo de igualdad de oportunidades que supuso la alfabetización y la educación pública. También se enumeran media docena de propuestas que pueden ponerse en marcha por parte del profesorado para recuperar el sentido de la escuela pública.

  4. Sedimentation survey of Lago Loíza, Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, July 2009

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    Soler-López, Luis R.; Licha-Soler, N.A.

    2014-01-01

    Lago Loíza is a reservoir formed at the confluence of Río Gurabo and Río Grande de Loíza in the municipality of Trujillo Alto in central Puerto Rico, about 10 kilometers (km) north of the town of Caguas, about 9 km northwest of Gurabo, and about 3 km south of Trujillo Alto (fig. 1). The Carraizo Dam is owned and operated by the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA), and was constructed in 1953 as a water-supply reservoir for the San Juan Metropolitan area. The dam is a concrete gravity structure that is located in a shallow valley and has a gently sloping left abutment and steep right abutment. Non-overflow sections flank the spillway section. Waterways include an intake structure for the pumping station and power plant, sluiceways, a trash sluice, and a spillway. The reservoir was built to provide a storage capacity of 26.8 million cubic meters (Mm3) of water at the maximum pool elevation of 41.14 meters (m) above mean sea level (msl) for the Sergio Cuevas Filtration Plant that serves the San Juan metropolitan area. The reservoir has a drainage area of 538 square kilometers (km2) and receives an annual mean rainfall that ranges from 1,600 to 5,000 millimeters per year (mm/yr). The principal streams that drain into Lago Loíza are the Río Grande de Loíza, Río Gurabo, and Río Cañas. Two other rivers, the Río Bairoa and Río Cagüitas, discharge into the Río Grande de Loíza just before it enters the reservoir. The combined mean annual runoff of the Río Grande de Loíza and the Río Gurabo for the 1960–2009 period of record is 323 Mm3. Flow from these streams constitutes about 89 percent of the total mean annual inflow of 364 Mm3 to the reservoir (U.S. Geological Survey, 2009). Detailed information about Lago Loíza reservoir structures, historical sediment accumulation, and a dredge conducted in 1999 are available in Soler-López and Gómez-Gómez (2005). During July 8–15, 2009, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Caribbean Water Science

  5. Scanning light-sheet microscopy in the whole mouse brain with HiLo background rejection

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    Mertz, Jerome; Kim, Jinhyun

    2010-01-01

    It is well known that light-sheet illumination can enable optically sectioned wide-field imaging of macroscopic samples. However, the optical sectioning capacity of a light-sheet macroscope is undermined by sample-induced scattering or aberrations that broaden the thickness of the sheet illumination. We present a technique to enhance the optical sectioning capacity of a scanning light-sheet microscope by out-of-focus background rejection. The technique, called HiLo microscopy, makes use of two images sequentially acquired with uniform and structured sheet illumination. An optically sectioned image is then synthesized by fusing high and low spatial frequency information from both images. The benefits of combining light-sheet macroscopy and HiLo background rejection are demonstrated in optically cleared whole mouse brain samples, using both green fluorescent protein (GFP)-fluorescence and dark-field scattered light contrast.

  6. LA VIDA Y LO VIVO PARA LOS INGA UN ACERCAMIENTO A OTRA REALIDAD EDUCATIVA

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    Ángela Patricia Cárdenas Toro

    2013-07-01

    Se logró identificar unidades de información de las que se infieren que lo vivo y la vida son que son dos categorías inseparables e interconectadas y que su comprensión de mundo se articula con un cúmulo de representaciones que cobran sentido con su cosmovisión como eje transversal de la práctica. La vida y lo vivo para el indí- gena inga es poder trabajar la tierra como un elemento vivo del territorio que le proporciona el sustento y una posibilidad de pervivir física, cultural y biológicamente en el mundo de hoy.

  7. Updated Higgs cross section at approximate N{sup 3}LO

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    Bonvini, Marco [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg (Germany); Ball, Richard D. [Edinburgh Univ. (United Kingdom). Tait Inst.; Forte, Stefano [Milano Univ. (Italy). Dipt. di Fisica; INFN, Milano (Italy); Marzani, Simone [Durham Univ. (United Kingdom). Inst. for Particle Physics Phenomenology; Ridolfi, Giovanni [Genova Univ. (Italy). Dipt. di Fisica; INFN, Genova (Italy)

    2014-04-15

    We update our estimate of the cross section for Higgs production in gluon fusion at next-to-next-to-next-to-leading order (N{sup 3}LO) in α{sub s} in view of the recent full computation of the result in the soft limit for infinite top mass, which determines a previously unknown constant. We briefly discuss the phenomenological implications. Results are available through the updated version of the ggHiggs code.

  8. Froehlih coupling with LO-phonons in quantum dots. Huang-Rhys phenomena

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    Banyai, L.

    1991-01-01

    The quantum coupling between photoexcited carriers and longitudinal optical (LO) phonons in zero-dimensional structures (quantum dots) is considered. A classical model of the electron-phonon interaction is presented. The polarization field is then quantized and the Huang-Rhys phenomenon is observed. Effects induced by the quantization of the electron system are also considered. Finally, the modifications of the theory due to specific aspects of quantum dots are discussed. (Author)

  9. Implementation Of Secure 6LoWPAN Communications For Tactical Wireless Sensor Networks

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    2016-09-01

    Adapted from [20]. .........................................40  Table 2.  Power Draw and Duration Time to Perform AES -128 Encryption . Adapted from... Encryption Standard AES -CCM Advanced Encryption Standard-Counter with Cipher Block Chaining-Message Authentication Code AH Authenticated Header BEB...Authentication Code ( AES - CCM) is the suggested method within the 6LoWPAN standard [5]. Within the encryption method, an Initialization Vector (IV) is used

  10. Jóvenes y comunicación. La impronta de lo virtual

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    Hernández Prados, Mª Ángeles; Castellano Conejero, Sandra

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    Megías Quirós, I., & Rodríguez San Julián, E. (2014). Jóvenes y comunicación. La impronta de lo virtual. Madrid, Centro de Reina Sofía sobre Adolescencia y Juventud, Fundación de Ayuda contra la Drogadicción. ISBN 978-84-92454-24-2 (224 páginas)

  11. Leôlo, Leolô: o trabalho e o sonho

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    Patto Maria Helena Souza

    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available Contra leituras que o reduzem a prontuário psicológico que documenta um caso de psicopatologia familiar, o filme canadense Léolo é reinterpretado. Resgatam-se não só os seus aspectos sócio-políticos, como, acima de tudo, a dimensão formal, sem a qual é impossível entendê-lo como obra de arte.

  12. A Fair Adaptive Data Rate Algorithm for LoRaWAN

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    Abdelfadeel, Khaled Q.; Cionca, Victor; Pesch, Dirk

    2018-01-01

    LoRaWAN exhibits several characteristics that can lead to an unfair distribution of the Data Extracted Rate (DER) among nodes. Firstly, the capture effect leads to a strong signal suppressing a weaker signal at the gateway and secondly, the spreading codes used are not perfectly orthogonal, causing packet loss if an interfering signal is strong enough. In these conditions, nodes experiencing higher attenuation are less likely to see their packets received correctly. We develop FADR, a Fair Ad...

  13. Combination of Vandetanib, Radiotherapy, and Irinotecan in the LoVo Human Colorectal Cancer Xenograft Model

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    Wachsberger, Phyllis; Burd, Randy; Ryan, Anderson; Daskalakis, Constantine; Dicker, Adam P.

    2009-01-01

    Purpose: The tumor growth kinetics of the human LoVo colorectal xenograft model was assessed in response to vandetanib, an orally available receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor, radiotherapy (RT), or irinotecan (CPT-11), as single therapies and in combination. Methods and Materials: LoVo cells were injected subcutaneously into the right hind limb (5x10 6 cells in 100μL phosphate-buffered saline) of athymic NCR NUM mice and tumors were grown to a volume of 200-300 mm 3 before treatment. Vandetanib was administered at 50 mg/kg daily orally for 14 days starting on Day 1. RT was given as three fractions (3x3 Gy) on Days 1, 2, and 3. CPT-11 was given at 15 mg/kg intraperitoneally on Days 1 and 3. Tumor volumes were measured on a daily basis and calculated by measuring tumor diameters with digital calipers in two orthogonal dimensions. Results: All three single treatments (vandetanib, CPT-11, and radiation) significantly slowed LoVo colorectal tumor growth. Vandetanib significantly increased the antitumor effects of CPT-11 and radiation when given in combination with either of these treatments. These treatment combinations resulted in a slow tumor growth rate during the 2 weeks of vandetanib administration. The triple combination of vandetanib, CPT-11, and radiation produced the most marked improvement in response as observed by measurable shrinkage of tumors during the first week of treatment. Conclusions: The tumor growth delay kinetics observed in this study of the LoVo colorectal model suggest concurrent and sustained post-sequencing of vandetanib with cytotoxic therapy may be beneficial in tumors of this type.

  14. La función de lo imaginario en el juego.

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    Cruz Aponasenko, Alexander

    2012-01-01

    Recibido: Agosto.2012 Aceptado: Septiembre.2012 Este trabajo revisa la influencia de los factores imaginarios del juego en la estructuración subjetiva y la conformación del fantasma en los niños a partir del juego. Se propone ampliar la concepción de juego que se tiene en la clinica de niños y poner en tensión la primacia de los simbolico frente a lo imaginario.

  15. Strategies for Elevating the Public and Professional Regard of the Ed.D.

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    Guthrie, James W.; Marsh, David D.

    2009-01-01

    A nationwide strategy for improving Ed.D. programs is needed to overcome two important dilemmas that are typical in schools of education: low academic status for Ed.D. programs and an overreliance on tuition as a source of revenue. Other major hindrances are the lack of agreement about research-based standards, a weak alignment with other elements…

  16. Book Review: John M. Hobson and Leonard Seabrooke (2007) (eds) Everyday Politics of the World Economy

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    Strange, Michael Stewart

    2009-01-01

    Book Review: John M. Hobson and Leonard Seabrooke (2007) (eds) Everyday Politics of the World Economy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), 254pp. Udgivelsesdato: 2009......Book Review: John M. Hobson and Leonard Seabrooke (2007) (eds) Everyday Politics of the World Economy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), 254pp. Udgivelsesdato: 2009...

  17. The University Supervisor, edTPA, and the New Making of the Teacher

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    Donovan, Martha K.; Cannon, Susan O.

    2018-01-01

    As university supervisors at a large, urban university in the southern US, we examined the ways that the Education Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) shaped the pedagogic relationships and decision-making processes of our students and ourselves during the spring of 2016. We situated this study of edTPA within the framework of critical policy…

  18. Unstandardized Responses to a "Standardized" Test: The edTPA as Gatekeeper and Curriculum Change Agent

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    Ledwell, Katherine; Oyler, Celia

    2016-01-01

    We examine edTPA (a teacher performance assessment) implementation at one private university during the first year that our state required this exam for initial teaching certification. Using data from semi-structured interviews with 19 teacher educators from 12 programs as well as public information on edTPA pass rates, we explore whether the…

  19. Multiple Intelligence and Digital Learning Awareness of Prospective B.Ed Teachers

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    Gracious, F. L. Antony; Shyla, F. L. Jasmine Anne

    2012-01-01

    The present study Multiple Intelligence and Digital Learning Awareness of prospective B.Ed teachers was probed to find the relationship between Multiple Intelligence and Digital Learning Awareness of Prospective B.Ed Teachers. Data for the study were collected using self made Multiple Intelligence Inventory and Digital Learning Awareness Scale.…

  20. Is There a Future for Teacher Ed Curriculum? An Answer from History and Moral Philosophy

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    Null, J. Wesley

    2008-01-01

    Is there a future for teacher ed "curriculum"? The author contends that he is not sure if there is a future for teacher ed curriculum, but if such a future is to exist, the answer will come only from history and moral philosophy. In this article, the author opines that individuals cannot make good decisions about the future of teacher ed…

  1. Connecting Teachers and Ed-Tech Developers: Lessons from NYC's "Gap App" Program. Technical Appendices

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    Villavicencio, Adriana; Siman, Nina; Lafayette, Camille; Kang, David

    2016-01-01

    In 2011, with support from a federal Investing in Innovation grant, the NYC Department of Education launched Innovate NYC Schools. The initiative was designed to address two, related challenges to effectively integrating education technology (ed-tech) into classrooms: First, procurement of ed-tech tools is often hampered by a disconnect between…

  2. Connecting Teachers and Ed-Tech Developers: Lessons from NYC's "Gap App" Program. Report

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    Villavicencio, Adriana; Siman, Nina; Lafayette, Camille; Kang, David

    2016-01-01

    In 2011, with support from a federal Investing in Innovation grant, the NYC Department of Education launched Innovate NYC Schools. The initiative was designed to address two, related challenges to effectively integrating education technology (ed-tech) into classrooms: First, procurement of ed-tech tools is often hampered by a disconnect between…

  3. EDUCACIÓN SEXUAL MÁS ALLÁ DE LO BIOLÓGICO

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    María José Rivera Otero

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Tradicionalmente la educación sexual ha tenido un enfoque reduccionista, orientado hacia lo informativo-preventivo y bajo unaperspectiva conceptual biologizante, y se ha dejado de lado los aspectos sociales, culturales, valóricos y de sexo-género. Para superaresta visión, se propuso como objetivo identificar y caracterizar los modelos estudiantiles después de una intervención didáctica enfocada en la reflexión, el análisis y la toma de decisiones en casos de aprendizaje que abordaban el contenido de infecciones detransmisión sexual (its. A partir de los resultados se encontraron tres modelos: biológico, afectivo y social, lo que demuestra la necesidad de abordar la educación sexual de manera integral y considerar la noción de género como eje fundamental para discutir en torno a los conocimientos, actitudes y prácticas relativas a lo que significa ser hombre o ser mujer en la sociedad actual.

  4. Approximate N3LO Higgs-boson production cross section using physical-kernel constraints

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    Florian, D. de; Moch, S.; Hamburg Univ.; Vogt, A.

    2014-08-01

    The single-logarithmic enhancement of the physical kernel for Higgs production by gluon-gluon fusion in the heavy top-quark limit is employed to derive the leading so far unknown contributions, ln 5,4,3 (1-z), to the N 3 LO coefficient function in the threshold expansion. Also using knowledge from Higgs-exchange DIS to estimate the remaining terms not vanishing for z=m 2 H /s→1, these results are combined with the recently completed soft+virtual contributions to provide an uncertainty band for the complete N 3 LO correction. For the 2008 MSTW parton distributions these N 3 LO contributions increase the cross section at 14 TeV by (10±2)% and (3±2.5)% for the standard choices μ R =m H and μ R =m H /2 of the renormalization scale. The remaining uncertainty arising from the hard-scattering cross sections can be quantified as no more than 5%, which is smaller than that due to the strong coupling and the parton distributions.

  5. On Applicability of Network Coding Technique for 6LoWPAN-based Sensor Networks.

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    Amanowicz, Marek; Krygier, Jaroslaw

    2018-05-26

    In this paper, the applicability of the network coding technique in 6LoWPAN-based sensor multihop networks is examined. The 6LoWPAN is one of the standards proposed for the Internet of Things architecture. Thus, we can expect the significant growth of traffic in such networks, which can lead to overload and decrease in the sensor network lifetime. The authors propose the inter-session network coding mechanism that can be implemented in resource-limited sensor motes. The solution reduces the overall traffic in the network, and in consequence, the energy consumption is decreased. Used procedures take into account deep header compressions of the native 6LoWPAN packets and the hop-by-hop changes of the header structure. Applied simplifications reduce signaling traffic that is typically occurring in network coding deployments, keeping the solution usefulness for the wireless sensor networks with limited resources. The authors validate the proposed procedures in terms of end-to-end packet delay, packet loss ratio, traffic in the air, total energy consumption, and network lifetime. The solution has been tested in a real wireless sensor network. The results confirm the efficiency of the proposed technique, mostly in delay-tolerant sensor networks.

  6. The Physical Constraints on a New LoBAL QSO at z = 4.82

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    Yi, Weimin; Bai, Jin-Ming [Yunnan Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650216 (China); Green, Richard; Fan, Xiaohui; Milne, Peter [Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721-0065 (United States); Wang, Tinggui; Yang, Chenwei [CAS Key Laboratory for Research in Galaxies and Cosmology, Department of Astronomy, University of Science and Technology of China (China); Grier, Catherine J.; Trump, Jonathan R.; Brandt, William N. [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos, The Pennsylvania State University, 525 Davey Laboratory, University Park, PA 16802 (United States); Zuo, Wenwen [Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200030 (China); Yang, Jinyi; Wang, Feige; Wu, Xue-Bing; Jiang, Linhua; Yang, Qian [Department of Astronomy, School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Zhou, Hongyan [Polar Research Institute of China, 451 Jinqiao Road, Shanghai 200136 (China); Varricatt, Watson; Kerr, Tom; Benigni, Sam [UKIRT Observatory, Hilo, HI 96720 (United States); and others

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    Very few low-ionization broad absorption line (LoBAL) QSOs have been found at high redshifts, to date. One high-redshift LoBAL QSO, J0122+1216, was recently discovered by the Lijiang 2.4 m Telescope, with an initial redshift determination of 4.76. Aiming to investigate its physical properties, we carried out follow-up observations in the optical and near-IR spectroscopy. Near-IR spectra from UKIRT and P200 confirm that it is a LoBAL, with a new redshift determination of 4.82 ± 0.01 based on the Mg ii emission-line. The new Mg ii redshift determination reveals strong blueshifts and asymmetry of the high-ionization emission lines. We estimate a black hole mass of ∼2.3 × 10{sup 9} M {sub ⊙} and Eddington ratio of ∼1.0 according to the empirical Mg ii-based single-epoch relation and bolometric correction factor. It is possible that strong outflows are the result of an extreme quasar environment driven by the high Eddington ratio. A lower limit on the outflowing kinetic power (>0.9% L {sub Edd}) is derived from both emission and absorption lines, indicating that these outflows play a significant role in the feedback process that regulates the growth of its black hole, as well as host galaxy evolution.

  7. Podemos como un acontecimiento o no: lo que vemos desde Manchester

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    Ian Parker

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se analiza a Podemos desde la noción de “acontecimiento” teorizada por Alain Badiou y sobre la base de dos cuestiones que se relacionan con Podemos como fenómeno anti-político. En primer lugar, en lo relativo a la relación entre discurso académico y acontecimientos políticos, llegando a la conclusión de que tanto Badiou como el grupo de la Complutense que rodea a Iglesias intervinieron con éxito sobre el mundo real, desde la Universidad, desde un marco académico. La segunda cuestión tiene que ver con el modo en que nos relacionamos con acontecimientos que aun no han ocurrido. Parker concluye que el futuro de Podemos está íntimamente ligado a lo que pueda ocurrir en Grecia tras la victoria de Syriza. En este artículo se describe el impacto positivo que ha tenido Podemos para el “Left Unity” en Manchester y se aboga por un compromiso con ambas formaciones más allá de lo puramente académico. Podemos y Syriza son posibles acontecimientos cuyo carácter está aún por determinar, y cuyas implicaciones traspasan incluso las fronteras de Europa.

  8. Una mirada sobre lo popular. Reflexiones sobre el etnocentrismo en el nuevo cine argentino

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    Gonzalo Assusa

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available La emergencia del nuevo cine argentino desata una serie de debates teóricos. Probablemente una de las caracterizaciones más convincentes es la que lo define como surgido de una misma crisis, no sólo en el campo cinematográfico, sino también de una misma crisis social. En el marco de un análisis sociológico de este fenómeno cultural, el presente trabajo planteará una hipótesis de lectura para algunas de las producciones audiovisuales del denominado nuevo cine argentino, en pos de establecer conceptualmente la estructuración desde el polo productivo de la elaboración imaginaria de esta crisis social, concretamente, de la emergencia de las clases populares en sus filmes. Para finalizar, se evaluará la productividad de la hipótesis de lectura basada en una definición teórica de lo popular, aplicándola a un cuerpo de filmes del realizador argentino Adrián Caetano, para concluir con reflexiones sobre la importancia del cruce entre la estructuración textual y la estructuración en el momento del consumo.

  9. Experiencias y vivencias del embarazo en adolescentes explicadas desde lo social

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    VIRGINIA INÉS SOTO

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Describir y explicar desde lo social las experiencias y vivencias de las adolescentes embarazadas, como el contexto para una provisión de cuidado integral, individualizado y contextualizado, es necesario para la práctica de enfermería, y tratar este fenómeno como hecho social exige asimilar las realidades del mundo social a las del mundo exterior, adoptando el principio de que se ignora por completo lo que son, reconociendo que el hecho social no puede ser modificado por un simple decreto de la voluntad, sino que exige un esfuerzo laborioso, considerando la experiencia desde los ámbitos interno y externo. Presentar un marco conceptual y referencial desde lo social, interpretando la experiencia y la vivencia, permitirá a la enfermera comprender este fenómeno cuando dichas experiencias involucran o ponen en riesgo la salud de la adolescente gestante, máxime que la práctica clínica de enfermería se ha estudiado primariamente desde una perspectiva sociológica, pues comparte una importancia social destacada y un fin social, centrada en facilitar, apoyar y atender a los individuos, familias, comunidades y/o sociedades para realzar, mantener y recuperar la salud, y reducir y aliviar los efectos de la enfermedad, con el resultado explícito de promover la calidad de vida relacionada con la salud dentro de contextos ambientales inmediatos y más amplios.

  10. Fast Calcium Imaging with Optical Sectioning via HiLo Microscopy.

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    Lauterbach, Marcel A; Ronzitti, Emiliano; Sternberg, Jenna R; Wyart, Claire; Emiliani, Valentina

    2015-01-01

    Imaging intracellular calcium concentration via reporters that change their fluorescence properties upon binding of calcium, referred to as calcium imaging, has revolutionized our way to probe neuronal activity non-invasively. To reach neurons densely located deep in the tissue, optical sectioning at high rate of acquisition is necessary but difficult to achieve in a cost effective manner. Here we implement an accessible solution relying on HiLo microscopy to provide robust optical sectioning with a high frame rate in vivo. We show that large calcium signals can be recorded from dense neuronal populations at high acquisition rates. We quantify the optical sectioning capabilities and demonstrate the benefits of HiLo microscopy compared to wide-field microscopy for calcium imaging and 3D reconstruction. We apply HiLo microscopy to functional calcium imaging at 100 frames per second deep in biological tissues. This approach enables us to discriminate neuronal activity of motor neurons from different depths in the spinal cord of zebrafish embryos. We observe distinct time courses of calcium signals in somata and axons. We show that our method enables to remove large fluctuations of the background fluorescence. All together our setup can be implemented to provide efficient optical sectioning in vivo at low cost on a wide range of existing microscopes.

  11. "LinkedIn" loma Latvijas studentu sociālo mediju lietošanas paradumos

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    Mickēvičs, Rihards

    2013-01-01

    Bakalaura darbā „"LinkedIn" loma Latvijas studentu sociālo mediju lietošanas paradumos” aplūkots mērķa grupas kopējās interneta un sociālo mediju patēriņa tendences, komunikācijas rīku lietojums, vietnes „LinkedIn” loma Latvijas studentu sociālo mediju lietošanas aspektā un sava personīgā sociālā zīmola apzināšanās. Darbs balstīts uz četrām galvenajām daļām – teorētisko, metodoloģisko, empīrisko un rezultātu. Pamatojoties uz pieejamo teorētisko bāzi saistībā ar attiecīgo tēmu, tika veikta fok...

  12. EDs find physical therapists are an underused asset for musculoskeletal injuries, patient education.

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    Some EDs are finding that the unique skill sets offered by physical therapists (PT) can be an asset to emergency care while also improving the patient experience. Experts say PTs are particularly valuable in the management of musculoskeletal pain and injuries, but they are also being used for wound care, gait training, and balance assessment. ED administrators say consistent, daily coverage is essential to making a PT program successful; otherwise, ED clinicians will neglect to use their services. PTs need to be comfortable with proactively marketing their skills to other ED clinicians who may not be used to having access to this resource. Experts say PT services in the ED can be reimbursed at a level that is consistent with reimbursement in other inpatient and outpatient settings.

  13. Report from the commission about the industrial and financial project of EdF

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    2004-01-01

    This report takes stock of the work carried out by the commission appointed by the French ministry of economy, finances and industry about the industrial and financial project of Electricite de France (EdF) in the framework of the liberalization of European energy markets. The report presents the conclusions of the commission about EdF's position in the new competition context, about the financial position of the group and about the foreseeable strategic options and their consequences in terms of equity fund needs. 5 appendixes present: the evolution of electricity prices, EdF and the energy policy, the electricity market and the competition in Europe, the EdF group: presentation and main adaptation stakes, the financial situation of EdF group. (J.S.)

  14. Toward reliable and repeatable automated STEM-EDS metrology with high throughput

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    Zhong, Zhenxin; Donald, Jason; Dutrow, Gavin; Roller, Justin; Ugurlu, Ozan; Verheijen, Martin; Bidiuk, Oleksii

    2018-03-01

    New materials and designs in complex 3D architectures in logic and memory devices have raised complexity in S/TEM metrology. In this paper, we report about a newly developed, automated, scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) based, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (STEM-EDS) metrology method that addresses these challenges. Different methodologies toward repeatable and efficient, automated STEM-EDS metrology with high throughput are presented: we introduce the best known auto-EDS acquisition and quantification methods for robust and reliable metrology and present how electron exposure dose impacts the EDS metrology reproducibility, either due to poor signalto-noise ratio (SNR) at low dose or due to sample modifications at high dose conditions. Finally, we discuss the limitations of the STEM-EDS metrology technique and propose strategies to optimize the process both in terms of throughput and metrology reliability.

  15. Investigation of LO-leakage cancellation and DC-offset influence on flicker-noise in X-band mixers

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    Michaelsen, Rasmus; Johansen, Tom; Tamborg, Kjeld

    2012-01-01

    This paper describes an investigation on the influences in 1/f noise of LO-leakage and DC-offset cancellation for X-band mixers. Conditions for LO-leakage cancellation and zero DC-offset is derived. Measurements on a double balanced diode mixer shows an improvement in noise figure from 14.3dB to ...

  16. A mechanistic nitrogen limitation model for CLM(ED)

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    Ali, A. A.; Xu, C.; McDowell, N. G.; Rogers, A.; Wullschleger, S. D.; Fisher, R.; Vrugt, J. A.

    2014-12-01

    Photosynthetic capacity is a key plant trait that determines the rate of photosynthesis; however, in Earth System Models it is either a fixed value or derived from a linear function of leaf nitrogen content. A mechanistic leaf nitrogen allocation model have been developed for a DOE-sponsored Community Land Model coupled to the Ecosystem Demography model (CLM-ED) to predict the photosynthetic capacity [Vc,max25 (μmol CO2 m-2 s-1)] under different environmental conditions at the global scale. We collected more than 800 data points of photosynthetic capacity (Vc,max25) for 124 species from 57 studies with the corresponding leaf nitrogen content and environmental conditions (temperature, radiation, humidity and day length) from literature and the NGEE arctic site (Barrow). Based on the data, we found that environmental control of Vc,max25 is about 4 times stronger than the leaf nitrogen content. Using the Markov-Chain Monte Carlo simulation approach, we fitted the collected data to our newly developed nitrogen allocation model, which predict the leaf nitrogen investment in different components including structure, storage, respiration, light capture, carboxylation and electron transport at different environmental conditions. Our results showed that our nitrogen allocation model explained 52% of variance in observed Vc,max25 and 65% variance in observed Jmax25 using a single set of fitted model parameters for all species. Across the growing season, we found that the modeled Vc,max25 explained 49% of the variability in measured Vc,max25. In the context of future global warming, our model predicts that a temperature increase by 5oC and the doubling of atmospheric carbon dioxide reduced the Vc,max25 by 5%, 11%, respectively.

  17. Results of EDS uranium samples characterization after hydrogen loading

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    Chicea, D.; Dash, J.

    2003-01-01

    Several experiments of loading natural uranium foils with hydrogen were done. Electrolysis was used for loading hydrogen into uranium, because it is the most efficient way for H loading. The composition of the surface and near surface of the samples was determined using an Oxford EDS spectrometer on a Scanning Electron Microscope, manufactured by ISI. Images were taken with several magnifications up to 3.4KX. Results reveal that when low current density was used, the surface patterns changed from granules on the surface having a typical size of 2-4 microns to pits under the surface having a typical size under one micron. When high current density was used the surface changed and presented deep fissures. The deep fissures are the result of the mechanical strain induced by the lattice expansion caused by hydrogen absorption. The surface composition was determined before and after hydrogen loading. Uranium, thorium platinum and carbon concentration were measured. Experiments suggest that the amount of thorium increases on the uranium sample with the total electric charge transported through electrolyte. Carbon concentration was found to decrease on the surface of the sample as the total electric charge transported through electrolyte increased. Platinum is used in electrolysis experiment as anode primarily because it does not dissolve in electrolyte and therefore it is not electro-deposited on the cathode surface. The results of the platinum concentration measurements on the surface of the samples we loaded with hydrogen reveal that the platinum concentration increased dramatically as the current density increased and that created platinum spots on the cathode surface. Work is in progress on the subject. (authors)

  18. Improving performance in the ED through laboratory information exchange systems.

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    Raymond, Louis; Paré, Guy; Maillet, Éric; Ortiz de Guinea, Ana; Trudel, Marie-Claude; Marsan, Josianne

    2018-03-12

    The accessibility of laboratory test results is crucial to the performance of emergency departments and to the safety of patients. This study aims to develop a better understanding of which laboratory information exchange (LIE) systems emergency care physicians (ECPs) are using to consult their patients' laboratory test results and which benefits they derive from such use. A survey of 163 (36%) ECPs in Quebec was conducted in collaboration with the Quebec's Department of Health and Social Services. Descriptive statistics, chi-square tests, cluster analyses, and ANOVAs were conducted. The great majority of respondents indicated that they use several LIE systems including interoperable electronic health record (iEHR) systems, laboratory results viewers (LRVs), and emergency department information systems (EDIS) to consult their patients' laboratory results. Three distinct profiles of LIE users were observed. The extent of LIE usage was found to be primarily determined by the functional design differences between LIE systems available in the EDs. Our findings also indicate that the more widespread LIE usage, the higher the perceived benefits. More specifically, physicians who make extensive use of iEHR systems and LRVs obtain the widest range of benefits in terms of efficiency, quality, and safety of emergency care. Extensive use of LIE systems allows ECPs to better determine and monitor the health status of their patients, verify their diagnostic assumptions, and apply evidence-based practices in laboratory medicine. But for such benefits to be possible, ECPs must be provided with LIE systems that produce accurate, up-to-date, complete, and easy-to-interpret information.

  19. Lo público y lo privado: las aseguradoras y la atención médica en Mexico

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    Tamez Silvia

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    Full Text Available Desde finales de la década de los setenta y a principios de la de los ochenta, tanto en nuestro país cuanto en la mayoría de países de América Latina, ocurrieron profundos cambios en la política sanitaria, cuya dirección apuntó fundamentalmente a un crecimiento del sector privado de la atención médica, acompañado de deterioro del sector público. Este trabajo pretende analizar, como parte del proceso privatizador de la atención médica, la evolución de los seguros médicos privados. Interesa fundamentalmente realizar un análisis de la política sectorial de salud basada en datos económicos, pero subrayando el perfil político y de modificación de las relaciones del sector con el Estado, partiendo de la hipótesis de que éste último ha asumido la función de apoyo a la expansión del mercado privado de la atención médica, enfocando el análisis a la industria de seguros médicos privados y facilitando el deterioro del sector público a través de la reducción del gasto público. Para ello se analiza el papel del Estado en las transformaciones del sector en México a partir de los principales cambios en la normatividad de la actividad aseguradora nacional. Sobre esta base se hace el análisis comparativo de la evolución de la industria aseguradora en Argentina, Brasil, Chile y México durante el período 1986-1992 profundizando el caso de México. Dentro de los principales resultados destaca que, al comparar los países mencionados, los índices Primas/PIB y Primas/per cápita en términos generales se observa crecimiento. Este crecimiento es más ascelerado en México, lo que sin duda se relaciona con lo incipiente de su proceso de privatización. Además, en México se observó que, para el período 1984-1991, las primas directas como porcentaje del PIB pasaron de 0.86% a 1.32%. En la misma línea de análisis llama la atención que el seguro de accidentes y enfermedades creció del 0.02% del PIB en 1984 a 0.11% en 1991. En

  20. Lo público y lo privado: las aseguradoras y la atención médica en Mexico

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    Full Text Available Desde finales de la década de los setenta y a principios de la de los ochenta, tanto en nuestro país cuanto en la mayoría de países de América Latina, ocurrieron profundos cambios en la política sanitaria, cuya dirección apuntó fundamentalmente a un crecimiento del sector privado de la atención médica, acompañado de deterioro del sector público. Este trabajo pretende analizar, como parte del proceso privatizador de la atención médica, la evolución de los seguros médicos privados. Interesa fundamentalmente realizar un análisis de la política sectorial de salud basada en datos económicos, pero subrayando el perfil político y de modificación de las relaciones del sector con el Estado, partiendo de la hipótesis de que éste último ha asumido la función de apoyo a la expansión del mercado privado de la atención médica, enfocando el análisis a la industria de seguros médicos privados y facilitando el deterioro del sector público a través de la reducción del gasto público. Para ello se analiza el papel del Estado en las transformaciones del sector en México a partir de los principales cambios en la normatividad de la actividad aseguradora nacional. Sobre esta base se hace el análisis comparativo de la evolución de la industria aseguradora en Argentina, Brasil, Chile y México durante el período 1986-1992 profundizando el caso de México. Dentro de los principales resultados destaca que, al comparar los países mencionados, los índices Primas/PIB y Primas/per cápita en términos generales se observa crecimiento. Este crecimiento es más ascelerado en México, lo que sin duda se relaciona con lo incipiente de su proceso de privatización. Además, en México se observó que, para el período 1984-1991, las primas directas como porcentaje del PIB pasaron de 0.86% a 1.32%. En la misma línea de análisis llama la atención que el seguro de accidentes y enfermedades creció del 0.02% del PIB en 1984 a 0.11% en 1991. En

  1. ARQUEOLOGÍA DEL ARTE. LO IMAGINARIO Y LO REAL EN EL ARTE RUPESTRE / Archaeology of art. The imaginary and the real in rock art.

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    Ana María Rocchietti

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    Full Text Available Normal 0 21 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Tabla normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow: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:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;}  El arte rupestre constituye un universo de imágenes que sigue teniendo un carácter perturbador para la investigación arqueológica. Su estudio no es independiente de los horizontes epistemológico-culturales que se han desarrollado desde que fuera descubierto y admitida su autenticidad. Este trabajo tiene por finalidad examinar reflexivamente distintos aspectos de su problemática. El arte rupestre supone la importancia del soporte, su aporte de color y textura, de administración de la luz y la sombra, de los marcos perceptivos que ofrecen las diaclasas y las huellas de los chorreos de agua. Las paredes simbolizan y aportan un imaginario, no «sostienen» solamente. Los signos en la roca se vuelven «marcas» o inscripciones en las cuales lo real-objetivo desaparece, se sustituye por un real nuevo (sueños, fantasías, revelaciones. Su carácter real lo decidió el oficiante como parte de un proceso de verdad. El arte rupestre tiene una cualidad «no normativa» en la dimensión de sus variaciones y, por lo tanto, es genéricamente anticultural.   Palabras clave: arte rupestre, imaginario, real, teoría, paredes simbolizantes.   Abstract Rock art constitutes a universe of images that continues having a disturbing character for the archaeological research. Its study is not independent from the epistemologic-cultural horizons that have developed since it was discovered and admitted its genuineness. This paper examines reflectively different aspects of its problematic

  2. Caracterización de un proceso de autoevaluación. De lo técnico a lo investigativo

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    Chacón Ramírez, Silvia

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo es el segundo de una secuencia, cuya intención es abordar el tema de la autoevaluación. Este tópico es llevado al plano de la investigación, con el propósito de lograr una comprensión de lo que se realiza, de acuerdo con las intenciones de la autoevaluación, en el entendido de que éstas pueden variar, entre el control externo y la búsqueda del bien común. Esta última se encuentra, por estatuto, establecida en la Universidad de Costa Rica. El contexto para este artículo se ubica en el proceso de autoevaluación desarrollado en la Escuela de Formación Docente de la Facultad de Educación, de la Universidad de Costa Rica. En el primer artículo (Revista Electrónica. INIE. Vol. 5, N. 1, 2005 se ofrecían algunas premisas y cuestionamientos que develaban, en alguna medida, lo ideológico y epistemológico de un proceso de autoevaluación. En este segundo artículo, se presenta una “caracterización del modelo investigativo” ejecutado en el proceso de autoevaluación de la Escuela de Formación Docente, entre el año 2000 y el 2002. Esta presentación incluye una identificación e interpretación de las características paradigmáticas investigativas (positivistas y naturalistas del proceso autoevaluativo, una identificación de las premisas investigativas que dan sustento, la determinación de la intencionalidad de la autoevaluación, el papel desempeñado, tanto por el equipo investigador, como por los participantes. Adicionalmente se explican las características y fases del proceso metodológico. La conclusión hace referencia a los logros obtenidos, las limitaciones, para finalmente señalar lo que podría llegar a ser la autoevaluación en un contexto pertinente. This is the second article of a sequence, which intends to tackle auto evaluation issues. This topic is brought to the research field to comprehend what is being done, considering that it purposes may vary between external control and common welfare

  3. La ideología en el debate filosófico de lo moderno y lo postmoderno Ideology in Modern and Postmodern phylosophic discussion

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    Fidel Martínez Álvarez

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available El debate filosófico sobre los temas centrales de la relación modernidad - postmodernidad no ha perdido vigencia y más bien se ha desplazado hacia sus connotaciones gnoseológica y epistemológica, es decir, hacia las polémicas referidas a la relación Filosofía - Ciencia, dentro de la cual ocupa un lugar especial el tema de la ideología. En esta primera década del tercer milenio se recrudece la labor desideologizadora del imperialismo como parte de su política hegemónica fundada en la globalización neoliberal. Ante la desenfrenada carrera por el dominio del mundo y las crecientes calamidades sociales y ambientales generadas por el capitalismo salvaje, se precisa de una verdadera y profunda revolución en las ideas, Como modesta contribución a esta batalla se presenta este trabajo con el objetivo de sistematizar los diversos enfoques del concepto de ideología y su expresión en el contexto del debate filosófico de lo moderno y lo postmodernoThe philosophical debate on the central topics of the relationship modernity - post modernity has not lost validity and rather it has moved toward its epistemologically connotations, that is to say, toward the polemics referred to the relationship Philosophy - Science, inside which occupies a special place the topic of the ideology. In this first decade of the third millennium the imperialism recrudesces their political has been founded in the neoliberal globalization. Before the wild career for the domain of the world and the growing social and environmental calamities generated by the wild capitalism, it is necessary of a true and deep revolution in the ideas, As modest contribution to this battle this work is presented with the objective of systematizing the diverse focuses of the ideology concept and its expression in the context of the philosophical debate of the modern thing and the postmodern thing.

  4. Optically Sectioned Imaging of Microvasculature of In-Vivo and Ex-Vivo Thick Tissue Models with Speckle-illumination HiLo Microscopy and HiLo Image Processing Implementation in MATLAB Architecture

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    Suen, Ricky Wai

    The work described in this thesis covers the conversion of HiLo image processing into MATLAB architecture and the use of speckle-illumination HiLo microscopy for use of ex-vivo and in-vivo imaging of thick tissue models. HiLo microscopy is a wide-field fluorescence imaging technique and has been demonstrated to produce optically sectioned images comparable to confocal in thin samples. The imaging technique was developed by Jerome Mertz and the Boston University Biomicroscopy Lab and has been implemented in our lab as a stand-alone optical setup and a modification to a conventional fluorescence microscope. Speckle-illumination HiLo microscopy combines two images taken under speckle-illumination and standard uniform-illumination to generate an optically sectioned image that reject out-of-focus fluorescence. The evaluated speckle contrast in the images is used as a weighting function where elements that move out-of-focus have a speckle contrast that decays to zero. The experiments shown here demonstrate the capability of our HiLo microscopes to produce optically-sectioned images of the microvasculature of ex-vivo and in-vivo thick tissue models. The HiLo microscope were used to image the microvasculature of ex-vivo mouse heart sections prepared for optical histology and the microvasculature of in-vivo rodent dorsal window chamber models. Studies in label-free surface profiling with HiLo microscopy is also presented.

  5. Lo simbólico y lo imaginario a propósito del hombre. Supuestos para una reflexión sobre la mujer

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    Ildefonso Sánchez

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Con el presente artículo, se pretende contribuir al esclarecimiento de la discusión que se desarrolla actualmente en torno a la pregunta por el hombre. En esta discusión, se rechaza la posición radical acerca de la muerte del hombre, fundada en la apreciación foucaultiana de la historia, y de la muerte de la representación en el futuro, para inscribirse, por el contrario, en el horizonte que reclama, como lo hace Sloterdijk, la necesidad de pensar una nueva antropología. Esta posición se afirma más en las argumentaciones sostenidas por Lacan y Zizek, articuladas, por supuesto, en una dinámica diferente a la de la Escuela Crítica y a la de un nihilismo escéptico. Por eso la importancia de recuperar, entre otros, el concepto de universal concreto, de conformidad con la indicación de Zizek de leer a Lacan desde Hegel y viceversa. Se profundiza así el sentido de la historia y la construcción de una subjetividad libre.

  6. Dos miradas de la ganadería: lo general y lo particular. Reflexiones sobre la producción y el consumo de carne

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    María Elena Nancy Dávila Moreno

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available El planeta enfrenta actualmente una seria crisis medioambiental provocada por múltiples factores, uno de ellos se deriva de la expansión de la ganadería. Se intentará responder cómo fue que ocurrió una transformación en el pensamiento y la conducta humana para convertir a la carne en un artículo de consumo necesario en la vida cotidiana. La historia de la Ciénega de Chapala, aunque si bien podría mirarse sólo como una micro historia, en realidad representa un buen ejemplo del manejo del hombre sobre la naturaleza y de cómo la introducción de la ganadería llevó a la pérdida del ecosistema y a la degradación ambiental actual. Este ejemplo permitirá comprender en una pequeña escala cómo se ha ido manifestando el problema global de la ganadería.

  7. De lo privado a lo público: la celebración del Orgullo LGBTI en Costa Rica, 2003-2016

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    José Daniel Jiménez Bolaños

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    Full Text Available En este artículo se hace un análisis sobre las celebraciones del Orgullo LGBTI (lésbico, gay, trans, bisexual e intersexual en Costa Rica entre el 2003 y el 2016, utilizando principalmente fuentes periodísticas. Se argumenta que dichas celebraciones se pueden entender como movimientos sociales que buscan alcanzar la igualdad legal, cultural y en algunos casos la estructural. Se establecen las diferentes modalidades que han tenido esas celebraciones y se hace énfasis en las paradojas que surgen a partir de sus dinámicas. Se concluye que en el Orgullo se evidencia una mezcla de celebración y reivindicación política, una tensión en cuanto a la forma “apropiada” de representación y entre los objetivos de corta, mediana y larga duración. Al mismo tiempo se concluye que los derechos civiles se convierten en el principal eje discursivo a lo largo de todos los festivales y marchas. Palabras clave: homosexuales, minorías sexuales, festival, ciudadanía, identidad

  8. Lo ominoso y la mirada, lo real en el hombre de arena. // The ominous and the look, the real in the "Sandman".

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    Felipe Galeano Arias.

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available To Freud, the references to literature were useful to illustrate some points and aspects of the theory he built from the clinic, proving it is literature which has something to teach psychoanalysis and not the other way round. Like this, and with Lacan’s teachings, we can restate it is the poet’s "well-saying" what, in his lyric poetry, in his saying, says, illustrates and explains that what psychoanalyst's words sometimes are not enough for. E.T.A. Hoffmann’s “The Sandman” is only an example, and the next writing, an attempt to understand from the reading of this story particularly. // A Freud las referencias a la literatura le sirvieron para ilustrar ciertos puntos y aspectos de la teoría que construyó a partir de la clínica, demostrando que es la literatura la que tiene algo que enseñar el psicoanálisis y no al revés. Así, y con la enseñanza de Lacan, podemos reafirmar que es el “bien-decir” del poeta el que en su lírica, en su decir, dice, ilustra y explica aquello para lo cual las palabras del psicoanalista a veces resultan cortas. El “Hombre de arena”, de E.T.A. Hoffmann es apenas un ejemplo, y el siguiente escrito un intento de desciframiento a partir de la lectura de este particular cuento.

  9. Mechanical Ventilation and ARDS in the ED: A Multicenter, Observational, Prospective, Cross-sectional Study.

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    Fuller, Brian M; Mohr, Nicholas M; Miller, Christopher N; Deitchman, Andrew R; Levine, Brian J; Castagno, Nicole; Hassebroek, Elizabeth C; Dhedhi, Adam; Scott-Wittenborn, Nicholas; Grace, Edward; Lehew, Courtney; Kollef, Marin H

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    There are few data regarding mechanical ventilation and ARDS in the ED. This could be a vital arena for prevention and treatment. This study was a multicenter, observational, prospective, cohort study aimed at analyzing ventilation practices in the ED. The primary outcome was the incidence of ARDS after admission. Multivariable logistic regression was used to determine the predictors of ARDS. We analyzed 219 patients receiving mechanical ventilation to assess ED ventilation practices. Median tidal volume was 7.6 mL/kg predicted body weight (PBW) (interquartile range, 6.9-8.9), with a range of 4.3 to 12.2 mL/kg PBW. Lung-protective ventilation was used in 122 patients (55.7%). The incidence of ARDS after admission from the ED was 14.7%, with a mean onset of 2.3 days. Progression to ARDS was associated with higher illness severity and intubation in the prehospital environment or transferring facility. Of the 15 patients with ARDS in the ED (6.8%), lung-protective ventilation was used in seven (46.7%). Patients who progressed to ARDS experienced greater duration in organ failure and ICU length of stay and higher mortality. Lung-protective ventilation is infrequent in patients receiving mechanical ventilation in the ED, regardless of ARDS status. Progression to ARDS is common after admission, occurs early, and worsens outcome. Patient- and treatment-related factors present in the ED are associated with ARDS. Given the limited treatment options for ARDS, and the early onset after admission from the ED, measures to prevent onset and to mitigate severity should be instituted in the ED. ClinicalTrials.gov; No.: NCT01628523; URL: www.clinicaltrials.gov.

  10. A Hubble Space Telescope imaging study of four FeLoBAL quasar host galaxies

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    Lawther, D.; Vestergaard, M.; Fan, X.

    2018-04-01

    We study the host galaxies of four Iron Low-Ionization Broad Absorption-line Quasars (FeLoBALs), using Hubble Space Telescope imaging data, investigating the possibility that they represent a transition between an obscured active galactic nucleus (AGN) and an ordinary optical quasar. In this scenario, the FeLoBALs represent the early stage of merger-triggered accretion, in which case their host galaxies are expected to show signs of an ongoing or recent merger. Using PSF subtraction techniques, we decompose the images into host galaxy and AGN components at rest-frame ultraviolet and optical wavelengths. The ultraviolet is sensitive to young stars, while the optical probes stellar mass. In the ultraviolet we image at the BAL absorption trough wavelengths so as to decrease the contrast between the quasar and host galaxy emission. We securely detect an extended source for two of the four FeLoBALs in the rest-frame optical; a third host galaxy is marginally detected. In the rest-frame UV we detect no host emission; this constrains the level of unobscured star formation. Thus, the host galaxies have observed properties that are consistent with those of non-BAL quasars with the same nuclear luminosity, i.e. quiescent or moderately star-forming elliptical galaxies. However, we cannot exclude starbursting hosts that have the stellar UV emission obscured by modest amounts of dust reddening. Thus, our findings also allow the merger-induced young quasar scenario. For three objects, we identify possible close companion galaxies that may be gravitationally interacting with the quasar hosts.

  11. G‐LoSA: An efficient computational tool for local structure‐centric biological studies and drug design

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    2016-01-01

    Abstract Molecular recognition by protein mostly occurs in a local region on the protein surface. Thus, an efficient computational method for accurate characterization of protein local structural conservation is necessary to better understand biology and drug design. We present a novel local structure alignment tool, G‐LoSA. G‐LoSA aligns protein local structures in a sequence order independent way and provides a GA‐score, a chemical feature‐based and size‐independent structure similarity score. Our benchmark validation shows the robust performance of G‐LoSA to the local structures of diverse sizes and characteristics, demonstrating its universal applicability to local structure‐centric comparative biology studies. In particular, G‐LoSA is highly effective in detecting conserved local regions on the entire surface of a given protein. In addition, the applications of G‐LoSA to identifying template ligands and predicting ligand and protein binding sites illustrate its strong potential for computer‐aided drug design. We hope that G‐LoSA can be a useful computational method for exploring interesting biological problems through large‐scale comparison of protein local structures and facilitating drug discovery research and development. G‐LoSA is freely available to academic users at http://im.compbio.ku.edu/GLoSA/. PMID:26813336

  12. G-LoSA: An efficient computational tool for local structure-centric biological studies and drug design.

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    Lee, Hui Sun; Im, Wonpil

    2016-04-01

    Molecular recognition by protein mostly occurs in a local region on the protein surface. Thus, an efficient computational method for accurate characterization of protein local structural conservation is necessary to better understand biology and drug design. We present a novel local structure alignment tool, G-LoSA. G-LoSA aligns protein local structures in a sequence order independent way and provides a GA-score, a chemical feature-based and size-independent structure similarity score. Our benchmark validation shows the robust performance of G-LoSA to the local structures of diverse sizes and characteristics, demonstrating its universal applicability to local structure-centric comparative biology studies. In particular, G-LoSA is highly effective in detecting conserved local regions on the entire surface of a given protein. In addition, the applications of G-LoSA to identifying template ligands and predicting ligand and protein binding sites illustrate its strong potential for computer-aided drug design. We hope that G-LoSA can be a useful computational method for exploring interesting biological problems through large-scale comparison of protein local structures and facilitating drug discovery research and development. G-LoSA is freely available to academic users at http://im.compbio.ku.edu/GLoSA/. © 2016 The Protein Society.

  13. Notas sobre la irregularidad. Reconsideración de lo pintoresco

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    Manuel de Prada

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available El gusto por lo pintoresco, cuyos principios fueron definidos en la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII, ha dado lugar, en arquitectura, al gusto por la irregularidad. La irregularidad pintoresca comenzó representando la libertad natural. Después, enfrentada al orden clasicista, se consideró una condición de la arquitectura funcional. El orden y la regularidad, en consecuencia, fueron perdiendo el poder que tuvieron en otros momentos de la historia para representar el orden natural de las cosas.

  14. Lo sguardo etnografico ai fenomeni organizzativi: appunti sullo stato dell'arte dell'etnografia sociale

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    Maria Serena Di Gennaro

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Il presente contributo intende delineare una panoramica concisa e puntuale dei principali aspetti teorici e metodologici dell'approccio etnografico nell'ambito disciplinare sociologico. Vengono ripresi i punti essenziali degli approcci dell'interazionismo simbolico e dell'etnometodologia e delineati i nodi concettuali dell'approccio del simbolismo organizzativo. Lo sguardo dell'etnografia sociale viene, pertanto, applicato allo studio sul campo dei fenomeni organizzativi e di queste ricerche sono offerti alcuni riferimenti tratti dalla letteratura esistente sulle organizzazioni.

  15. Neutralización ácido – base, un concepto desde lo cotidiano

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    Juan Muños

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available A continuación presentamos una experiencia de aula realizada por los docentes en formación de la Universidad Distrital, sobre la enseñanza del concepto de neutralización ácido – base, esto con la finalidad de generar una propuesta innovadora en cuanto a las metodologías y modelos utilizados para la enseñanza de las ciencias en el aula. La propuesta se fundamenta en el modelo de resolución de problemas y la contextualización de la ciencia desde lo cotidiano.

  16. Analysing efficiency of IPv6 packet transmission over 6LoWPAN network

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    Kozłowski, Adam; Sosnowski, Janusz

    2017-08-01

    Practical proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) concept depends upon communication efficiency in the related network. In the paper we outline basic features of wireless communication protocols used in IoT and concentrate on analysing communication overheads. In particular, we discuss the impact of IPv6 packet length on 6LoWPAN network operation with physical and MAC layer defined by IEEE 802.15.4 standard. The presented analysis methodology is useful in estimation of the total goodput (throughput at the application level) and energy consumptions within the whole traffic model which are the crucial features of IoT networks.

  17. De quauques ambigüitats dens lo Calvinisme de Bearn de Fondeville

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    Courouau, Jean-François

    2014-01-01

    Tau coma se presenta, lo Calvinisme de Bearn. Divisat en siex ecloges de l’avocat bearnés Joan Enric Fondeville (1633-1705) qu’apareish coma ua justificacion de la revocacion de l’edicte de Nantes (1685) e un atac contra los protestants, particularament plan implantats en Bearn dempuish l’introduccion de la Refòrma dab Joana de Labrit, a la fin deu sègle XVI. Aquera lectura globau de l’òbra non pòt pas èster remesa en causa. Los elements a carga contra los protestants, tan deu punt de vista d...

  18. MORAL DE LA CRUELDAD O AUTORIZACIÓN PARA ABUSAR DE LO “NO CIVILIZADO"

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    Mónica Zuleta Pardo

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo es un avance de una interpretación en construcción sobre la violencia política colombiana, basada en el concepto de moral de Friedrich Nietzsche. La interpretación se distancia de la comprensión de las ciencias sociales llamada violentología, que supone la dominación de la moral humanista. Postula, en cambio, que des- de hace siglos, los colombianos son gobernados por una moral que mientras simula su obediencia a los ideales humanistas, crea valores que autorizan el abuso sobre lo que entiende como no civilizado.

  19. Lo spazio rurale come risorsa strategica in Paesaggi coltivati, paesaggio da coltivare di Alessandra Cazzola

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    Elisabetta Maino

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available A. Cazzola emphasizes on a new culture of open areas, where the rural space is understood as a strategic resources to landscape redevelopment. In the book ‘Paesaggi coltivati, paesaggio da coltivare. Lo spazio agricolo dell’area romana tra campagna, territorio urbanizzato e produzione’ are outlined methodological criteria and address for a lecture and a planning of rural landscape that can offer either sustainable food or non-commercial products, addressed to protection and environmental compensation, to social building, to safeguard of cultural identities and rural landscape revitalization. Everything through actions calibrated on local landscape specificity, either traditional identity signs or new elements, sometimes dissonant and lacerating.

  20. 链家地产玩转“SoLoMo”营销

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    邢庆亮

    2012-01-01

    自2011年2月美国KPCB风险投资公司合伙人约翰·杜尔第一次提出“SoLoMo”概念以来,由Social(社交)、Local(本地化)和Mobile(移动)整合而来的这六个字母随即风靡全球,被一致认为是未来互联网发展的趋势。

  1. Personas mayores y sexualidad creativa. El derecho al placer a lo largo de la vida

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    Pérez Salanova, Mercè

    2016-01-01

    En este artículo se aborda la sexualidad y afectividad de las personas mayores. Partimos de la relevancia de la diversidad y de las experiencias subjetivas a lo largo del envejecimiento y proponemos una reflexión sobre las pérdidas y el trabajo de duelo marcados por una visión estereotipada de las prácticas sexuales centradas en la genitalidad y en el coito. También nos acercamos a los espacios de sociabilidad como lugares propicios para la comunicación y la muestra de afectos. Por último, no...

  2. Archivo y reducto. Sobre la inscripción de lo mapuche en Chile y Argentina

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    André Menard

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo explora las distintas formas de inscripción de lo mapuche tanto en Chile como en Argentina tras la conquista de los territorios indígenas de la Araucanía y la Patagonia a fines del siglo XIX. Se plantea la hipótesis de una diferencia en esta inscripción basada en los destinos que en estos contextos tuvieron por un lado los cuerpos mapuche y por otro los papeles y documentos producidos y atesorados por estas poblaciones antes de su incorporación a las soberanías de ambos estados. Se ve cómo en el caso argentino se favoreció la inscripción museográfica de los cuerpos físicos y la paralela inscripción archivística de los documentos, favoreciendo una relegación de lo mapuche al rango de elemento historiográfico y antropológico del pasado y carente de vigencia política en el presente. Mientras que en el caso chileno se constata una inscripción poblacional de los cuerpos mapuches asociada a cierta ideología mestiza y estatal por la cual lo mapuche fue dotado de cierta vigencia racial. Surge así la noción de "reducto" como categoría mediante la cual se analizan las ambivalencias que en ambos casos ha tenido esta inscripción por la que lo mapuche ha podido funcionar como capital patrimonial de la soberanía nacional (asociada a principios de identidad y autoctonía o por el contrario como mero resto de una vida o una cultura indígena, que persiste y se administra en los márgenes políticos e históricos de esta misma soberanía nacional.

  3. The Gigantium Smart City Living Lab: A Multi-Arena LoRa-based Testbed

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    Rodriguez Larrad, Ignacio; Lauridsen, Mads; Vasluianu, Gabriel

    2018-01-01

    The Wireless Communications Networks Section, from the Department of Electronic Systems at Aalborg University, Denmark, has successfully deployed, in collaboration with a number of Danish local industrial partners, a LoRa network in the Gigantium multi-arena center. The initial aim of this network......, which provide macroscopic diversity to the wireless system, ensuring a correct level of reliability. The setup is already operational, but still open for optimization. The deployed network should also serve as a tested for research in the wireless and indoor climate domains....

  4. El retorno a lo humano en Gravedad, de Alfonso Cuarón

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    Arturo Morales-Campos

    2016-01-01

    Bajo una perspectiva socio-semiótica, el filme Gravedad (2013), de Alfonso Cuarón, presenta, dentro de su estructura significante, signos de diferente código (visual, musical, sonoro, lingüístico, etc.), que se agrupan en núcleos semánticos. Estos núcleos remiten a una microestructura fundamental de polos opuestos y complementarios: el ambiente científico-tecnológico en el que se desarrolla la diégesis del texto visual encuentra, una vez y otra, su contrario en una posibilidad de retorno a lo...

  5. El retorno a lo humano en Gravedad, de Alfonso Cuarón

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    Arturo Morales-Campos

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Bajo una perspectiva socio-semiótica, el filme Gravedad (2013, de Alfonso Cuarón, presenta, dentro de su estructura significante, signos de diferente código (visual, musical, sonoro, lingüístico, etc., que se agrupan en núcleos semánticos. Estos núcleos remiten a una microestructura fundamental de polos opuestos y complementarios: el ambiente científico-tecnológico en el que se desarrolla la diégesis del texto visual encuentra, una vez y otra, su contrario en una posibilidad de retorno a lo humano esencial: la vida.

  6. Higher Order Corrections in the CoLoRFulNNLO Framework

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    Somogyi, G.; Kardos, A.; Szőr, Z.; Trócsányi, Z.

    We discuss the CoLoRFulNNLO method for computing higher order radiative corrections to jet cross sections in perturbative QCD. We apply our method to the calculation of event shapes and jet rates in three-jet production in electron-positron annihilation. We validate our code by comparing our predictions to previous results in the literature and present the jet cone energy fraction distribution at NNLO accuracy. We also present preliminary NNLO results for the three-jet rate using the Durham jet clustering algorithm matched to resummed predictions at NLL accuracy, and a comparison to LEP data.

  7. La Devolución de lo indebido tributario en el derecho de la Comunidad Europea

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    Martínez-Carrasco Pignatelli, José Miguel

    2008-01-01

    Consultable des del TDX Títol obtingut de la portada digitalitzada El derecho de los ciudadanos de la Unión Europea a la devolución de los ingresos tributarios que indebidamente realizan a las administraciones nacionales surge como consecuencia de la percepción por los estados miembros de exacciones que resultan contrarias al ordenamiento jurídico comunitario. Sólo el procedimiento para el reconocimiento del derecho a la restitución de los ingresos aduaneros indebidos se encuentra regul...

  8. Dephasing times in quantum dots due to elastic LO phonon-carrier collisions

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    Uskov, A. V.; Jauho, Antti-Pekka; Tromborg, Bjarne

    2000-01-01

    Interpretation of experiments on quantum dot (QD) lasers presents a challenge: the phonon bottleneck, which should strongly suppress relaxation and dephasing of the discrete energy states, often seems to be inoperative. We suggest and develop a theory for an intrinsic mechanism for dephasing in Q......: second-order elastic interaction between quantum dot charge carriers and LO phonons. The calculated dephasing times are of the order of 200 fs at room temperature, consistent with experiments. The phonon bottleneck thus does not prevent significant room temperature dephasing....

  9. ED50 and ED95 of Intrathecal Bupivacaine Coadministered with Sufentanil for Cesarean Delivery Under Combined Spinal-epidural in Severely Preeclamptic Patients

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    Fei Xiao; Wen-Ping Xu; Xiao-Min Zhang; Yin-Fa Zhang; Li-Zhong Wang; Xin-Zhong Chen

    2015-01-01

    Background:Spinal anesthesia was considered as a reasonable anesthetic option in severe preeclampsia when cesarean delivery is indicated,and there is no indwelling epidural catheter or contraindication to spinal anesthesia.However,the ideal dose of intrathecal bupivacaine has not been quantified for cesarean delivery for severe preeclamptic patients.This study aimed to determine the ED50 and ED95 of intrathecal bupivacaine for severely preeclamptic patients undergoing elective cesarean delivery.Methods:Two hundred severely preeclamptic patients are undergoing elective cesarean delivery under combined spinal-epidural anesthesia enrolled in this randomized,double-blinded,dose-ranging study.Patients received 4 mg,6 mg,8 mg,or 10 mg intrathecal hyperbaric bupivacaine with 2.5 μg sufentanil.Successful spinal anesthesia was defined as a T6 sensory level achieved within 10 minutes after intrathecal drug administration and/or no epidural supplement was required during the cesarean section.The ED50 and ED95 were calculated with a logistic regression model.Results:ED50 and ED95 ofintrathecal bupivacaine for successful spinal anesthesia were 5.67 mg (95% confidence interval [CI]:5.20-6.10 mg) and 8.82 mg (95% CI:8.14-9.87 mg) respectively.The incidence of hypotension in Group 8 mg and Group 10 mg was higher than that in Group 4 mg and Group 6 mg (P < 0.05).The sensory block was significantly different among groups 10 minutes after intrathecal injection (P < 0.05).The use of lidocaine in Group 4 mg was higher than that in other groups (P < 0.05).The use of phenylephrine in Group 8 mg and Group 10 mg was higher than that in the other two groups (P < 0.05).The lowest systolic blood pressure before the infant delivery of Group 8 mg and Group 10 mg was lower than the other two groups (P < 0.05).The satisfaction of muscle relaxation in Group 4 mg was lower than other groups (P < 0.05).There was no significant difference in patients' satisfaction and the newborns

  10. Namibia: un esempio di cooperazione internazionale per lo studio delle patologie emergenti

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    Attilio Pini

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available L'Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell'Abruzzo e del Molise è impegnato da anni nella ricerca e sperimentazione mirate ad approfondire la conoscenza delle malattie esotiche, cioè di quelle malattie che non sono presenti sul territorio nazionale. Per poter raggiungere tali obiettivi, è importante impegnarsi nella creazione di una rete di collaborazioni con Laboratori ed Enti di ricerca a livello nazionale ed internazionale. I rapporti che l'Istituto ha instaurato soprattutto con la Namibia e più di recente Botswana si stanno rivelando di notevole aiuto per la reciproca crescita tecnico-scientifica. L'Istituto coopera con i Servizi Veterinari della Namibia fornendo supporto tecnico-scientifico e nel 2005, ha allestito un proprio Laboratorio di Virologia, presso il Central Veterinary Laboratory di Windhoek, nel quale, personale dell'Istituto e namibiano, in unita' di intenti, condividono le competenze diagnostiche e la ricerca scientifica. Scopo del seguente lavoro è descrivere le attività svolte nell'ambito di questo rapporto di collaborazione.

  11. Esplendor y ruina de un paradigma. Lo relacional: París-Madrid, Madrid-León

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    Albarrán Diego, Juan

    2011-01-01

    [ES] El objetivo de este artículo es analizar el nacimiento de la estética relacional como propuesta teórica y paradigma institucional a partir de los escritos y programas expositivos desarrollados por Nicolas Bourriaud desde finales de los años noventa, revisando al mismo tiempo las críticas recibidas por dicho paradigma en el contexto de una problemática articulación de lo estético, lo artístico y lo político. Acto seguido, estudiaremos hasta qué punto y desde qué presupuestos se produce un...

  12. LoRa IoT -radion soveltuvuus käytettyjen työkoneiden tiedonsiirtoon

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    Hasu, Lassi

    2017-01-01

    Opinnäytetyön tarkoituksena oli tutkia LoRa-radiotekniikan soveltuvuutta lastinkäsittelylaitteiden tuottaman datan tiedonsiirtoon. LoRa on teollisen internetin sovelluksia varten kehitetty pitkän kantaman radiotekniikka. Tavoitteena oli löytää käyttötapauksia, joihin LoRa-tekniikka soveltuu etsittäessä kustannustehokasta radiotekniikkaa erityisesti käytettyihin lastinkäsittelylaitteisiin. Työn toimeksiantaja oli Cargotec Finland Oy:n Kalmar-liiketoimintayksikkö. Työn tutkimusmenetelmänä käyte...

  13. La gestión de lo público: Una perspectiva contable La gestión de lo público: Una perspectiva contable

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    Sandra Milena Muñoz López

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available El actual contexto mundial, determinado esencialmente por la financiarización dela economía, el acelerado desarrollo técnico-científico y la consecuente relevanciade la producción de conocimiento en cualquier escenario de actividad humana,exige a la Contabilidad nuevas lecturas de la realidad con base en otros criteriosque le permitan captar y representar las características de las relaciones que sedan en las esferas de lo público y lo privado. Con ello se pretende trascenderla tradicional mirada de los estados financieros que limita el escenario de lasdecisiones y la excluye de los mismos y, al mismo tiempo, por medio de estadoscontables constituirse en recurso fundamental para la participación de ampliosgrupos en escenarios públicos sean o no estatales, donde se decidan el control yla distribución de la riqueza. Con ese objetivo, la Contabilidad deberá diversificarsus informes, tanto en forma como en contenido. Además de informar sobre dimensiones que hoy escapan a su mirada, resulta vital el enriquecimiento delos estilos comunicativos. Esta podría representar una gran contribución de laContabilidad para la participación de públicos excluidos en la toma de decisiones,al procurar la reducción de una de las desigualdades materiales que soportan talexclusión: las asimetrías de información.The current world context, essentially determined by the  financialisation of the economy, the accelerated technical and scientific development and the consequent relevance of knowledge production in every scenario of human activity, demands from Accounting new ways of interpreting reality based on other criteria in order to enable it to properly understand and represent the characteristics of the relations held in the public and private spheres. This is intended to transcend the traditional view of financial statements that limits the scenario of the decisions and excludes it from them and, at the same time, through financial

  14. DESIGNING EMOTIONAL AWARENESS DEVICES: WHAT ONE SEES IS WHAT ONE FEELS DISEÑANDO DISPOSITIVOS CON AWARENESS EMOCIONAL: LO QUE UNO VE ES LO QUE UNO SIENTE

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    Andrés Neyem

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Interpersonal communication involves more than just words; it involves emotion. Emotions can be roughly seen as complex organized internal states. Awareness of those states would allow human beings to evaluate social information and develop strategic social intelligence and hence, everyday actions convey social meaning and emotion. This paper reports an experience for supporting public-emotion based dialogs, where emotions are expressed, captured and transmitted between distant participants using tangible interfaces. We also exploit the social meaning of an everyday physical object such as a portrait, in order to create affective interfaces. We describe as well, a device that allows Emotional Awareness and supports the affective interpersonal interaction among people across distance.La comunicación interpersonal requiere más que solamente palabras, involucra emociones. En términos generales las emociones pueden ser vistas como estados internos complejamente organizados. El Awareness de estos estados permitiría a los seres humanos evaluar la información social y desarrollar inteligencia social estratégica y, por lo tanto, las acciones cotidianas estarían teñidas de significado social y emocional. Este artículo reporta una experiencia que busca permitir un diálogo basado en emociones expresadas, capturadas y transmitidas entre diversos participantes usando interfaces tangibles. Además, se explota el significado social de objetos físicos y cotidianos como un portarretratos, con el fin de crear interfaces afectivas entre usuarios dispersos geográficamente. En este artículo se describe un dispositivo que permite un tipo de Awareness emocional apoyando la interacción interpersonal y afectiva entre personas distantes geográficamente.

  15. Balanced nuclear and cytoplasmic activities of EDS1 are required for a complete plant innate immune response.

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    Ana V García

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available An important layer of plant innate immunity to host-adapted pathogens is conferred by intracellular nucleotide-binding/oligomerization domain-leucine rich repeat (NB-LRR receptors recognizing specific microbial effectors. Signaling from activated receptors of the TIR (Toll/Interleukin-1 Receptor-NB-LRR class converges on the nucleo-cytoplasmic immune regulator EDS1 (Enhanced Disease Susceptibility1. In this report we show that a receptor-stimulated increase in accumulation of nuclear EDS1 precedes or coincides with the EDS1-dependent induction and repression of defense-related genes. EDS1 is capable of nuclear transport receptor-mediated shuttling between the cytoplasm and nucleus. By enhancing EDS1 export from inside nuclei (through attachment of an additional nuclear export sequence (NES or conditionally releasing EDS1 to the nucleus (by fusion to a glucocorticoid receptor (GR in transgenic Arabidopsis we establish that the EDS1 nuclear pool is essential for resistance to biotrophic and hemi-biotrophic pathogens and for transcriptional reprogramming. Evidence points to post-transcriptional processes regulating receptor-triggered accumulation of EDS1 in nuclei. Changes in nuclear EDS1 levels become equilibrated with the cytoplasmic EDS1 pool and cytoplasmic EDS1 is needed for complete resistance and restriction of host cell death at infection sites. We propose that coordinated nuclear and cytoplasmic activities of EDS1 enable the plant to mount an appropriately balanced immune response to pathogen attack.

  16. Lo storico, l’archeologo industriale e il patrimonio / The historian, the industrial archaeologist and the heritage

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    Renato Covino

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Esiste un aspetto legato alla patrimonializzazione e alla gestione del patrimonio culturale e, nello specifico, di quello della produzione. Appare chiaro come nella omologazione di sistemi produttivi, di stili di vita e di consumo passi una gigantesca operazione culturale che ha come risultato la perdita della memoria e dell’identità. Il risultato evidente è la frantumazione dei corpi sociali e delle stesse comunità, la reazione è l’invenzione della tradizione, la ricerca di una ragione dello stare insieme in un passato spesso inventato e mitico, che produce esclusione dei diversi e spesso spinte xenofobe. Nessun aggregato sociale può vivere senza tessuti connettivi che sono anche culture diffuse, ideologie, riconoscimento vero o falso di se. La soluzione a questa “deriva” sta in una ricostruzione critica ed avvertita delle identità territoriali, viste non come elemento di chiusura, ma di apertura all’esterno. Il patrimonio può essere una chiave di questa ricostruzione critica della memoria e dell’identità, il patrimonio dell’industria con il suo carico di saperi, di aperture a traffici e commerci, di coinvolgimento emozionale che continua a suscitare in coloro ne sono stati partecipi (tecnici e lavoratori lo può essere ancora di più. Sono questi gli snodi attraverso cui passa una ricostruzione d’identità che non rappresenti un elemento di regressione e che, al tempo stesso, riesca definire processi di coesione sociale che implicano livelli superiori di governabilità delle comunità. There is one aspect of the capitalization and management of cultural heritage and, specifically, that of production. It is clear that the approval of production systems, lifestyles and consumption steps a gigantic cultural operation whose main result is the loss of memory and identity. The obvious result is the fragmentation of social bodies and the communities themselves, the reaction is the invention of tradition, the searching for a

  17. Verifica dell'appropriatezza dei ricoveri chirurgici secondo lo strumento RL-PVACE: valutazione economica e organizzativa nell'Azienda Ospedaliera G. Salvini

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    R. Barni

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    Obiettivi: analizzare con lo strumento RL-PVACE l’appropriatezza dei ricoveri ordinari esitati in DRG chirurgici ad alto rischio di inappropriatezza; individuare e valutare economicamente i cambiamenti organizzativi necessari per raggiungere il livello di appropriatezza della circolare regionale 39/SAN.

    Metodi: il disegno dello studio è longitudinale e retrospettivo. È stata analizzata la sola giornata di ammissione di tutti i casi ordinari dimessi nel primo semestre dell’anno 2001, con esclusione dei casi 0- 1 giorno, ed esitati in DRG chirurgici che presentavano una quota di ricoveri ordinari, valutabili con RLPVA, superiore alla soglia di ammissibilità definita nel ddg n° 20180 (2002. I DRG così selezionati sono stati in ordine decrescente di numerosità: 119, 162, 55, 158, 222, 160, 267, 232, 270, 262, 40. Utilizzando i dati della contabilità analitica e ipotizzando lo spostamento in 1^ giornata o in day hospital dei ricoveri ordinari, è stato calcolato il punto di pareggio mediante la break-even analysis.

    Risultati: i dati presentati sono relativi a 845 cartelle cliniche corrispondenti ai DRG selezionati nei Presidi di Garbagnate e Bollate. È stato rilevato un livello assistenziale appropriato nel 38,3% dei casi mentre solo il 3,8% delle ammissioni si è rilevata tempestiva (appropriatezza complessiva 40,9%. Il criterio più adottato per l’attribuzione dell’appropriatezza del livello assistenziale è stato K3 (58,3%, seguito da L4 (20%, K1 (7%; meno frequenti i criteri J6 (3,4%, L3 (3,4%, J6 (3,4%, J4 (2,8%. Gli override sono stati attivati in una quota minoritaria di casi (2,1%. Dal punto di vista economico risulta relativamente conveniente il ricorso alla modalità del “one day surgery”.

    Conclusioni: l’utilizzo del protocollo RL-PVACE è risultato agevole (basso ricorso agli override. Il livello di appropriatezza raggiunto è in

  18. Sobre lo económico de la Historia Económica: Dos concepciones contrapuestas

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    Nicolás Mohaded

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    Full Text Available Las tendencias a incrementar las contribuciones interdisciplinarias no son ajenas a la ciencia económica. Desde distintas vertientes teóricas gran cantidad de autores han intentado lograr explicaciones más comprehensivas sobre la realidad social a partir de la confluencia de disciplinas. El caso de la historia económica como conjunción de la economía y la historia puede dar cuenta de ello. Sin embargo, no existe una única manera de enfocar el análisis en esta dirección. En este sentido, este trabajo presenta dos corrientes teóricas distintas en relación a la historia económica. Por un lado el enfoque neo-institucionalista de North y Thomas y por otro el enfoque marxista de Dobb. Se plantean las distintas perspectivas teóricas que cada uno de estos dos aparatos analíticos proponen, particular-mente en lo referido a lo económico de la historia económica, y sus implicancias sobre el análisis de la realidad social.

  19. Sociālo tīklu lietotnes izveide izmantojot NoSQL

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    2013-01-01

    Maģistra darbā "Sociālo tīklu lietotnes izveide izmantojot NoSQL" tiek izveidotā lietotne, izmantojot NoSQL datu bāzi. NoSQL – ne tikai SQL ir jauna datu bāzes pieeja, kas ļauj izmantot dažādus veidus datu glabāšanai. Maģistra darbā tiek analizētas izstrādes pieejas, izmatojot SQL un NoSQL datu bāzes tehnoloģijas. Maģistra darbā ir iekļautas nodaļas, kurās ir aprakstīta sociālo tīklu vēsture, sociālie tīkli un lietotnes. Ir aprakstītas NoSQL atšķirības no SQL, kā arī apskatītas NoSQL datu ...

  20. Resonant intersubband polariton-LO phonon scattering in an optically pumped polaritonic device

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    Manceau, J.-M.; Tran, N.-L.; Biasiol, G.; Laurent, T.; Sagnes, I.; Beaudoin, G.; De Liberato, S.; Carusotto, I.; Colombelli, R.

    2018-05-01

    We report experimental evidence of longitudinal optical (LO) phonon-intersubband polariton scattering processes under resonant injection of light. The scattering process is resonant with both the initial (upper polariton) and final (lower polariton) states and is induced by the interaction of confined electrons with longitudinal optical phonons. The system is optically pumped with a mid-IR laser tuned between 1094 cm-1 and 1134 cm-1 (λ = 9.14 μm and λ = 8.82 μm). The demonstration is provided for both GaAs/AlGaAs and InGaAs/AlInAs doped quantum well systems whose intersubband plasmon lies at a wavelength of ≈10 μm. In addition to elucidating the microscopic mechanism of the polariton-phonon scattering, it is found to differ substantially from the standard single particle electron-LO phonon scattering mechanism, and this work constitutes an important step towards the hopefully forthcoming demonstration of an intersubband polariton laser.

  1. Smart City Pilot Projects Using LoRa and IEEE802.15.4 Technologies.

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    Pasolini, Gianni; Buratti, Chiara; Feltrin, Luca; Zabini, Flavio; De Castro, Cristina; Verdone, Roberto; Andrisano, Oreste

    2018-04-06

    Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), through wireless communications and the Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm, are the enabling keys for transforming traditional cities into smart cities, since they provide the core infrastructure behind public utilities and services. However, to be effective, IoT-based services could require different technologies and network topologies, even when addressing the same urban scenario. In this paper, we highlight this aspect and present two smart city testbeds developed in Italy. The first one concerns a smart infrastructure for public lighting and relies on a heterogeneous network using the IEEE 802.15.4 short-range communication technology, whereas the second one addresses smart-building applications and is based on the LoRa low-rate, long-range communication technology. The smart lighting scenario is discussed providing the technical details and the economic benefits of a large-scale (around 3000 light poles) flexible and modular implementation of a public lighting infrastructure, while the smart-building testbed is investigated, through measurement campaigns and simulations, assessing the coverage and the performance of the LoRa technology in a real urban scenario. Results show that a proper parameter setting is needed to cover large urban areas while maintaining the airtime sufficiently low to keep packet losses at satisfactory levels.

  2. Lectores retratados: Antonio Berni y las visualidades de lo impreso en la cultura argentina

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    Fernando Degiovanni

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available La lectura es, a lo largo de los siglos XIX y XX, puesta obsesivamente en imágenes. En Argentina, el catálogo de pinturas y grabados de lectores resulta proliferante y disperso: estamos hablando de cientos, varios cientos de imágenes. El retrato de lectores es uno de los géneros con más continuidad dentro de las artes visuales modernas; se constituye en el Renacimiento (Stewart, 2006: 31-79, pero en el país cobra importancia central después de la Independencia. En el siglo XIX, artistas asentados en Buenos Aires como Adolphe D’Hastrel, Alphonse Femepin, Jean-Léon Pallière, Prilidiano Pueyrredón y Carlos Enrique Pellegrini trabajan una y otra vez el tema; en el siglo XX, nombres consagrados -desde Antonio Berni a Carlos Alonso- lo tratan sistemáticamente. Estas imágenes son tan potentes como lugar del deseo que en algunos artistas constituyen la figura decisiva de un modo del relato.

  3. Visualizing whole-brain DTI tractography with GPU-based Tuboids and LoD management.

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    Petrovic, Vid; Fallon, James; Kuester, Falko

    2007-01-01

    Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) of the human brain, coupled with tractography techniques, enable the extraction of large-collections of three-dimensional tract pathways per subject. These pathways and pathway bundles represent the connectivity between different brain regions and are critical for the understanding of brain related diseases. A flexible and efficient GPU-based rendering technique for DTI tractography data is presented that addresses common performance bottlenecks and image-quality issues, allowing interactive render rates to be achieved on commodity hardware. An occlusion query-based pathway LoD management system for streamlines/streamtubes/tuboids is introduced that optimizes input geometry, vertex processing, and fragment processing loads, and helps reduce overdraw. The tuboid, a fully-shaded streamtube impostor constructed entirely on the GPU from streamline vertices, is also introduced. Unlike full streamtubes and other impostor constructs, tuboids require little to no preprocessing or extra space over the original streamline data. The supported fragment processing levels of detail range from texture-based draft shading to full raycast normal computation, Phong shading, environment mapping, and curvature-correct text labeling. The presented text labeling technique for tuboids provides adaptive, aesthetically pleasing labels that appear attached to the surface of the tubes. Furthermore, an occlusion query aggregating and scheduling scheme for tuboids is described that reduces the query overhead. Results for a tractography dataset are presented, and demonstrate that LoD-managed tuboids offer benefits over traditional streamtubes both in performance and appearance.

  4. Las Estrategias Competitivas: lo esencial para la Gestión Estratégica

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    Carlos Manuel Vilariño Corella

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available conocimiento de donde radica su ventaja potencial aun estando presentes las restricciones del mercado, tomando en consideración que las dos estrategias básicas para lograr una ventaja competitiva en la magnitud deseada son: el liderazgo en los costos y la diferenciación. En el trabajo se señala que lo esencial radica en el desarrollo interno de la organización que es donde se define la verdadera relación de los procesos y se logra un efecto sinérgico a favor de la competitividad por lo que toda organización ha de tener bien definido como resultado de su propio diagnóstico que para lograr el éxito competitivo primeramente debe centrar la atención en las necesidades del mercado, la concentración en los mercados globales, generar el compromiso de mantener y aumentar la participación en el mercado y buscar alternativas como compromiso de inversiones, tanto en el desarrollo de nuevos productos, en investigaciones, en procesos que han de incluir lograr patentes y propiedad intelectual, las ventas, la seguridad y por sobre todo la calidad.

  5. LoRa Mobile-To-Base-Station Channel Characterization in the Antarctic.

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    Gaelens, Johnny; Van Torre, Patrick; Verhaevert, Jo; Rogier, Hendrik

    2017-08-18

    Antarctic conditions demand that wireless sensor nodes are operational all year round and that they provide a large communication range of several tens of kilometers. LoRa technology operating in sub-GHz frequency bands implements these wireless links with minimal power consumption. The employed chirp spread spectrum modulation provides a large link budget, combined with the excellent radio-wave propagation characteristics in these bands. In this paper, an experimental wireless link from a mobile vehicle which transmits sensor data to a base station is measured and analyzed in terms of signal-to-noise ratio and packet loss. These measurements confirm the usefulness of LoRa technology for wireless sensor systems in polar regions. By deploying directional antennas at the base station, a range of up to 30 km is covered in case of Line-of-Sight radio propagation in both the 434 and 868 MHz bands. Varying terrain elevation is shown to be the dominating factor influencing the propagation, sometimes causing the Line-of-Sight path to be obstructed. Tropospheric radio propagation effects were not apparent in the measurements.

  6. Smart City Pilot Projects Using LoRa and IEEE802.15.4 Technologies

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    Gianni Pasolini

    2018-04-01

    Full Text Available Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs, through wireless communications and the Internet of Things (IoT paradigm, are the enabling keys for transforming traditional cities into smart cities, since they provide the core infrastructure behind public utilities and services. However, to be effective, IoT-based services could require different technologies and network topologies, even when addressing the same urban scenario. In this paper, we highlight this aspect and present two smart city testbeds developed in Italy. The first one concerns a smart infrastructure for public lighting and relies on a heterogeneous network using the IEEE 802.15.4 short-range communication technology, whereas the second one addresses smart-building applications and is based on the LoRa low-rate, long-range communication technology. The smart lighting scenario is discussed providing the technical details and the economic benefits of a large-scale (around 3000 light poles flexible and modular implementation of a public lighting infrastructure, while the smart-building testbed is investigated, through measurement campaigns and simulations, assessing the coverage and the performance of the LoRa technology in a real urban scenario. Results show that a proper parameter setting is needed to cover large urban areas while maintaining the airtime sufficiently low to keep packet losses at satisfactory levels.

  7. El problemático carácter de lo étnico

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    Maya Lorena Pérez Ruiz

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available En este ensayo se discuten los problemas que existen para caracterizar la etnicidad y a losgrupos étnicos, y como aportación, se propone una definición de lo étnico que enfatiza el papelde la dominación y de la construcción social del “otro” como elementos esenciales. Se consideracomo una forma de clasificación que se ejerce desde las sociedades y grupos dominantes paradesignar a los “otros”; y que sobre la base de las diferencias culturales, establece fronteras yjustifica las relaciones de dominación que se ejercen sobre ellas. Así, lo étnico corresponderíaa un tipo específico de dominación que se sustenta y argumenta sobre la base de la diferenciacultural, y que se emplea para explicar y justificar relaciones asimétricas y de subordinación sobre grupos sociales considerados, desde el poder, como culturalmente diferentes.

  8. Hispaania võib oma väed Iraagist ära tuua / Erkki Bahovski

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    Bahovski, Erkki, 1970-

    2004-01-01

    Hispaania parlamendivalimised võitnud sotsialistliku partei liider, arvatav uus peaminister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero lubas Hispaania väed Iraagist ära tuua. Diagrammid: Hispaania valimistulemused

  9. Ekspert : "Väed Afganistanist välja!" / Aadu Hiietamm

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    Hiietamm, Aadu, 1954-

    2007-01-01

    Saksa kriisiekspert Peter Scholl-Latour on seisukohal, et välisväed peavad Afganistanist lahkuma, sest seni pole keegi suutnud seal sõda võita. P. Scholl-Latouri artiklist poliitikaajakirjas Cicero

  10. Review: G.-M. de Schryver et al. (Eds.). Oxford Bilingual School ...

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    Abstract. G.-M. de Schryver et al. (Eds.). Oxford Bilingual School Dictionary: IsiXhosa and English. 2014, 562 pp. ISBN 978-0-19-576682-0. Cape Town: Oxford University Press Southern Africa. Price R129.95.

  11. Designing a Peer-Mentoring Program for Education Doctorate (EdD) Students

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    Kendra Lowery; Rachel Geesa; Kat McConnell

    2018-01-01

    Objectives: In preparation for creating a peer-mentoring program for education doctorate (EdD) students, we conducted a literature review to learn about the characteristics of peer-mentoring programs for graduate students and EdD students specifically. Method: Our search criteria included articles about peer mentoring for graduate students only; published in peer-reviewed journals since the year 2000; and about programs that involved more experienced students, students farther along in t...

  12. 2003 annual results of EdF group; Resultats annuels 2003 du groupe EDF

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    2004-03-01

    The Electricite de France (EdF) group Board of Directors, meeting on March 11, 2004, under the Chairmanship of Francois Roussely, reviewed the audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended 12/31/2003. This document presents the consolidated results of EdF group for 2003: consolidated financial statements, highlights of the year, focus on 2003 events, commercial results, EDF in Europe and worldwide, EDF France highlights, key figures. (J.S.)

  13. Broad Categories for the Diagnosis of Eating Disorders (BCD-ED): An Alternative System for Classification

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    Walsh, B. Timothy; Sysko, Robyn

    2009-01-01

    Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS), a residual category in DSM-IV, is the most commonly used eating disorder diagnosis in clinical settings. However, the features of individuals with EDNOS are heterogeneous and difficult to characterize. A diagnostic scheme, termed Broad Categories for the Diagnosis of Eating Disorders (BCD-ED), is proposed to diminish use of the EDNOS category markedly while preserving the existing eating disorder categories. The BCD-ED scheme consists of three ...

  14. A Chinese translation of the EdFED-Q and assessment of equivalence.

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    Lin, Li-Chan; Chang, Chia-Chi

    2003-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to translate the Edinburgh Feeding Evaluation in Dementia Questionnaire (EdFED-Q) from the original English into a Chinese language version and to assess the equivalence of the English and Chinese EdFED-Q versions. To use a directly translated instrument without minimal explanation of the procedures for determining the equivalence between the original and secondary language instrument is questionable. Ensuring equivalence of a translated Chinese version of the EdFED-Q for patients with dementia is an essential prerequisite for identifying culturally specific expressions of feeding difficulty under investigation. Phase 1 consisted of experts doing the initial translation into Chinese and then English back-translations of the questionnaire. Six experts determined the equality of the Chinese and English versions, and five monolingual nurses provided information for the C-EdFED-Q. In phase 2, two bilingual gerontological nurses rated 33 residents with dementia to determine equivalence across time. In phase 3, three groups of bilingual nurses used the Chinese, English, and finally both versions simultaneously to judge a model case's feeding behavior on the videotape. In phase 1, the rating on the equality of the items on the Chinese and English versions was 0.969. In phase 2, kappa coefficients for all items on the C-EdFED-Q and E-EdFED-Q ranged from 0.44 to 1.00. In determining the consistency of the scores for the C-EdFED-Q and E-EdFED-Q between the two raters across time, the intraclass correlation coefficient for the absolute agreement was found to range from 0.85 to 0.90. In phase 3, except for items 6 and 9, all items showed no significant difference among the three groups. Further studies to assess the relationship between constructs and to compare it with known and predicted relationships are recommended.

  15. Point-of-Care Ultrasonography for Evaluation of Acute Dyspnea in the ED.

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    Zanobetti, Maurizio; Scorpiniti, Margherita; Gigli, Chiara; Nazerian, Peiman; Vanni, Simone; Innocenti, Francesca; Stefanone, Valerio T; Savinelli, Caterina; Coppa, Alessandro; Bigiarini, Sofia; Caldi, Francesca; Tassinari, Irene; Conti, Alberto; Grifoni, Stefano; Pini, Riccardo

    2017-06-01

    Acute dyspnea is a common symptom in the ED. The standard approach to dyspnea often relies on radiologic and laboratory results, causing excessive delay before adequate therapy is started. Use of an integrated point-of-care ultrasonography (PoCUS) approach can shorten the time needed to formulate a diagnosis, while maintaining an acceptable safety profile. Consecutive adult patients presenting with dyspnea and admitted after ED evaluation were prospectively enrolled. The gold standard was the final diagnosis assessed by two expert reviewers. Two physicians independently evaluated the patient; a sonographer performed an ultrasound evaluation of the lung, heart, and inferior vena cava, while the treating physician requested traditional tests as needed. Time needed to formulate the ultrasound and the ED diagnoses was recorded and compared. Accuracy and concordance of the ultrasound and the ED diagnoses were calculated. A total of 2,683 patients were enrolled. The average time needed to formulate the ultrasound diagnosis was significantly lower than that required for ED diagnosis (24 ± 10 min vs 186 ± 72 min; P = .025). The ultrasound and the ED diagnoses showed good overall concordance (κ = 0.71). There were no statistically significant differences in the accuracy of PoCUS and the standard ED evaluation for the diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome, pneumonia, pleural effusion, pericardial effusion, pneumothorax, and dyspnea from other causes. PoCUS was significantly more sensitive for the diagnosis of heart failure, whereas a standard ED evaluation performed better in the diagnosis of COPD/asthma and pulmonary embolism. PoCUS represents a feasible and reliable diagnostic approach to the patient with dyspnea, allowing a reduction in time to diagnosis. This protocol could help to stratify patients who should undergo a more detailed evaluation. Copyright © 2017 American College of Chest Physicians. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  16. Seamount Hydrothermal Systems as Analogies for Ocean Worlds: Reaction Paths Throughout the Lo'ihi Seamount (Hawaii Archipelago)

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    Milesi, V.; Shock, E.

    2018-05-01

    Thermodynamic modeling is performed to investigate the possible reaction paths of sea water throughout the Lo'ihi seamount and the associated geochemical supplies of energy that can support autotrophic microbial communities.

  17. Teresa Zweifel, Medir lo inconmensurable. Los cambios en los procedimientos para relevar la pampa anterior (1796-1895

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    Sandra Szir

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Reseña bibliográfica del libro de Teresa Zweifel, Medir lo inconmensurable. Los cambios en los procedimientos para relevar la pampa anterior (1796-1895, Rosario, Prohistoria Ediciones, 2014, 191 pp.

  18. LoTe projektist saavad kasu nii koolid kui ka ülikoolid / Miia Rannikmäe

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    Rannikmäe, Miia, 1951-

    2008-01-01

    Tartu Ülikooli, Tallinna Ülikooli, Tallinna Tehnikaülikooli ja loodusainete õpetajaid ühendav projekt LoTe tähendab loodusteadusliku ja tehnoloogiaalase hariduse jätkusuutlikkuse tagamist kõigil õppetasanditel

  19. Del padre al síntoma: una articulación de la particular y lo colectivo en Freud.

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    Pilar Posada.

    1998-06-01

    Full Text Available En Tótem y tabú, Freud conecta lo particular y lo colectivo por la vía de la función del padre. Tres elementos -el desplazamiento, la ambivalencia y la identificación- presentes en la neurosis individual (en la zoofobia y en el totemismo, son el fundamento de esta construcción teórica que pasa de lo individual a lo social. Allí donde opera el padre se produce siempre un síntoma, y es justamente por la vía del síntoma que se produce el vínculo social. Dos rostros, dos funciones, un modo de operar como bisagra se vislumbra en el síntoma: une y separa, congrega y disgrega, establece la comunidad y es el principio de la diferencia.

  20. Test Review: Gilliam, J. E. (2015), "Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Test" (2nd Ed) [Assessment Instrument]. Austin, TX: Pro-Ed.

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    Perdue, Elizabeth A.

    2016-01-01

    The "Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Test-Second Edition" (ADHDT-2) is published through Pro-Ed in Austin, Texas. It was formally published in 2014, following critical revisions of the ADHDT, the reportedly popular initial version of this test that was published in 1995. The ADHDT-2 purports to act as a screener for individuals…

  1. Effect of Job Specialization on the Hospital Stay and Job Satisfaction of ED Nurses.

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    Shamsi, Vahid; Mahmoudi, Hosein; Sirati Nir, Masoud; Babatabar Darzi, Hosein

    2016-02-01

    In recent decades, the increasing crowdedness of the emergency departments has posed various problems for patients and healthcare systems worldwide. These problems include prolonged hospital stay, patient dissatisfaction and nurse burnout or job dissatisfaction. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of emergency department (ED) nurses' job specialization on their job satisfaction and the length of patient stay in the ED. This before-after quasi-experimental study was conducted from April to May 2014 at the Baqiyatallah Hospital, Tehran, Iran. Initially, 35 patients were recruited as controls and the length of their stay in the ED was measured in minutes via a chronometer; Moreover, nurses' job satisfaction was evaluated using the Mohrman-Cooke-Mohrman job satisfaction scale. Then, a job specialization intervention was developed based on the stabilization model. After that, 35 new patients were recruited to the treatment group and received specialized care services. Accordingly, the length of their stay in the ED was measured. Moreover, the same nurses' job satisfaction was re-evaluated after the study. The study intervention lasted one month. Data were analyzed using the SPSS software version 20 and statistical tests such as the Kolmogrov-Smirnov, the paired and the independent t, and chi-square tests. There was a significant difference between the two groups of patients concerning the length of their stay in the ED (P nurses had greater job satisfaction after the study (P job specialization intervention can improve nurses' satisfaction and relieve the crowdedness of the EDs.

  2. Solving the worldwide emergency department crowding problem - what can we learn from an Israeli ED?

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    Pines, Jesse M; Bernstein, Steven L

    2015-01-01

    ED crowding is a prevalent and important issue facing hospitals in Israel and around the world, including North and South America, Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa. ED crowding is associated with poorer quality of care and poorer health outcomes, along with extended waits for care. Crowding is caused by a periodic mismatch between the supply of ED and hospital resources and the demand for patient care. In a recent article in the Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, Bashkin et al. present an Ishikawa diagram describing several factors related to longer length of stay (LOS), and higher levels of ED crowding, including management, process, environmental, human factors, and resource issues. Several solutions exist to reduce ED crowding, which involve addressing several of the issues identified by Bashkin et al. This includes reducing the demand for and variation in care, and better matching the supply of resources to demands in care in real time. However, what is needed to reduce crowding is an institutional imperative from senior leadership, implemented by engaged ED and hospital leadership with multi-disciplinary cross-unit collaboration, sufficient resources to implement effective interventions, access to data, and a sustained commitment over time. This may move the culture of a hospital to facilitate improved flow within and across units and ultimately improve quality and safety over the long-term.

  3. A 5-year comparison of ED visits by homeless and nonhomeless patients.

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    Tadros, Allison; Layman, Shelley M; Brewer, Marissa Pantaleone; Davis, Stephen M

    2016-05-01

    A 2005 study examined emergency department (ED) utilization by homeless patients in the United States. Within the following 5 years, unemployment increased by 5%. The objective was to analyze changes in ED utilization between 2005 and 2010 by homeless patients and compare with nonhomeless visits. Data from the 2010 National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey were evaluated. Approximately 679854 visits were made by homeless patients, the majority of which were made by men (72.3%) and patients between the ages of 45 and 64 (50.5%). Homeless patients were twice as likely to be uninsured. ED visits by homeless patients had increased by 44% during the 5-year period. Arrival to the ED by ambulance increased by 14% between the study years, and homeless patients were less likely to be admitted. The number of visits by homeless patients in the ED increased proportionally to an overall increase in ED visits between 2005 and 2010. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  4. Bio-EdIP: An automatic approach for in vitro cell confluence images quantification.

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    Cardona, Andrés; Ariza-Jiménez, Leandro; Uribe, Diego; Arroyave, Johanna C; Galeano, July; Cortés-Mancera, Fabian M

    2017-07-01

    Cell imaging is a widely-employed technique to analyze multiple biological processes. Therefore, simple, accurate and quantitative tools are needed to understand cellular events. For this purpose, Bio-EdIP was developed as a user-friendly tool to quantify confluence levels using cell culture images. The proposed algorithm combines a pre-processing step with subsequent stages that involve local processing techniques and a morphological reconstruction-based segmentation algorithm. Segmentation performance was assessed in three constructed image sets, comparing F-measure scores and AUC values (ROC analysis) for Bio-EdIP, its previous version and TScratch. Furthermore, segmentation results were compared with published algorithms using eight public benchmarks. Bio-EdIP automatically segmented cell-free regions from images of in vitro cell culture. Based on mean F-measure scores and ROC analysis, Bio-EdIP conserved a high performance regardless of image characteristics of the constructed dataset, when compared with its previous version and TScratch. Although acquisition quality of the public dataset affected Bio-EdIP segmentation, performance was better in two out of eight public sets. Bio-EdIP is a user-friendly interface, which is useful for the automatic analysis of confluence levels and cell growth processes using in vitro cell culture images. Here, we also presented new manually annotated data for algorithms evaluation. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  5. The use of SEM/EDS method in mineralogical analysis of ordinary chondritic meteorite

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    Breda Mirtič

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential of scanning electron microscopy coupled with energy dispersiveX-ray spectroscopy (SEM/EDS for determination of mineral phases according to their stoichiometry and assessment of mineral composition of ordinary chondritic meteorite. For the purposes of this study, H3 type ordinary chondritic meteorite Abbott was selected. SEM/EDS allows identification and characterisation of mineralphases, whose size is below the resolution of an optical microscope. Mineral phases in chondrules and interstitial matrix were located in backscattered electron (BSE mode and were assessed from atomic proportions of constituent elements, obtained by the EDS analysis. SEM/EDS analyses of mineral phases showed that Abbott meteorite is characterised by Fe-rich (Fe, Ni-alloy kamacite, Fe-sulphide troilite or pyrrhotite, chromite, Mg-rich olivine, orthopyroxene bronzite or hypersthene, clinopyroxene Al-diopside, acid plagioclase oligoclase, accessory mineral chlorapatite and secondary minerals Fe-hydroxides (goethite or lepidocrocite. Results of semi-quantitative analyses confirmed that most of analysed mineralphases conform well to stoichiometric minerals with minor deviations of oxygen from stoichiometric proportions. Comparison between mineral phases in chondrules and interstitial matrix was also performed, however it showed no significant differences in elemental composition.Differences in chemical composition between minerals in interstitial matrix and chondrules are sometimes too small to be discernedby the SEM/EDS, therefore knowledge of SEM/EDS capabilities is important for correct interpretation of chondrite formation.

  6. Design and Development of Multi-Transceiver Lorafi Board consisting LoRa and ESP8266-Wifi Communication Module

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    Azmi, Noraini; Sudin, Sukhairi; Munirah Kamarudin, Latifah; Zakaria, Ammar; Visvanathan, Retnam; Chew Cheik, Goh; Mamduh Syed Zakaria, Syed Muhammad; Abdullah Alfarhan, Khudhur; Badlishah Ahmad, R.

    2018-03-01

    The advancement of Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems (MEMS), microcontroller technologies and the idea of Internet of Things (IoT) motivates the development of wireless modules (e.g. WiFi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, and LoRa) that are small and affordable. This paper aims to provide detailed information on the development of the LoRaFi board. The LoRaFi 1.0 is a multi-protocol communication board developed by Centre of Excellence for Advanced Sensor Technology (CEASTech). The board was developed for but not limited to monitor the indoor air quality. The board comprises two different wireless communication modules namely, Long-range technology (LoRa) and WiFi (using ESP8266). The board can be configured to communicate either using LoRa or WiFi or both. The board has been tested and the wireless communication operates successfully. Apart from LoRa, WiFi enables data to be forwarded to the cloud/server where the data can be stored for further data analysis. This helps provide users with real-time information on their smartphones or other applications. In the future, researchers will conduct tests to investigate the communication link quality. Newer version with reduced board size and additional wireless communication module will be developed in the future as to increase board flexibility and widen the range of applications that can use the board.

  7. Extensive FE-SEM/EDS, HR-TEM/EDS and ToF-SIMS studies of micron- to nano-particles in anthracite fly ash

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    Ribeiro, Joana [Centro de Geologia, Universidade do Porto, Rua do Campo Alegre, 687, 4169-007 Porto (Portugal); DaBoit, Kátia [Institute of Environmental Research and Human Development, IPADHC, Capivari de Baixo, Santa Catarina (Brazil); Flores, Deolinda [Centro de Geologia, Universidade do Porto, Rua do Campo Alegre, 687, 4169-007 Porto (Portugal); Departamento de Geociências, Ambiente e Ordenamento do Território, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade do Porto, Rua do Campo Alegre, 687, 4169-007 Porto (Portugal); Kronbauer, Marcio A. [Laboratory of Environmental Researches and Nanotechnology Development, Centro Universitário La Salle, Victor Barreto, 2288 Centro 92010-000, Canoas, RS (Brazil); Silva, Luis F.O., E-mail: felipeqma@hotmail.com [Laboratory of Environmental Researches and Nanotechnology Development, Centro Universitário La Salle, Victor Barreto, 2288 Centro 92010-000, Canoas, RS (Brazil); Environmental Science and Nanotechnology Department, Catarinense Institute of Environmental Research and Human Development, IPADHC, Capivari de Baixo, Santa Catarina (Brazil)

    2013-05-01

    The generation of anthropogenic carbonaceous matter and mixed crystalline/amorphous mineral ultrafine/nano-particles in the 1 to 100 nm size range by worldwide coal power plants represents serious environmental problems due to their potential hazards. Coal fly ash (CFA) that resulted from anthracite combustion in a Portuguese thermal power plant was studied in this work. The physico-chemical characterization of ultrafine/nano-particles present in the CFA samples and their interaction with environment are the aim of this study. The methodologies applied for this work were field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM) with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), high-resolution transmission electron microscopy with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (HR-TEM/EDS) and time of flight secondary ion mass spectrometry (ToF-SIMS). Some hazardous volatile elements, C, N, S and Hg contents were also determined in the studied samples. Generally, the CFA samples comprise carbonaceous, glassy and metallic solid spheres with some containing mixed amorphous/crystalline phases. The EDS analysis coupled with the FE-SEM and HR-TEM observations of the fly ash particles with 100 to 0.1 nm demonstrates that these materials contain a small but significant proportion of encapsulated HVEs. In addition, the presence of abundant multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) and amorphous carbon particles, both containing hazardous volatile elements (HVEs), was also evidenced by the FE-SEM/EDS and HR-TEM/EDS analysis. A wide range of organic and inorganic compounds was determined by chemical maps obtained in ToF-SIMS analysis. - Highlights: ► We examine changes in the level of ultrafine and nanoparticles of coal mining. ► Increasing geochemical information will increase human health information in this area. ► Electron bean and Tof-SIMS increase area information.

  8. La enseñanza del periodismo en el siglo XXI: un desafío entre lo impreso y lo digital

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    Maryalejandra Montiel

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available El artículo presenta algunas de las consideraciones expuestas en una investigación efectuada en la escuela de Comunicación Social de la Universidad del Zulia, en el período julio-diciembre de 2004 cuyo objetivo fue identificar los lineamientos prospectivos a seguir en la práctica docente del área de tecnología de la información y la comunicación en el pensum de estudio de la escuela de Comunicación social de LUZ. Se parte e la necesidad de adecuar la capacidad tecnológica y de producción a las demandas y necesidades reales en la formación del comunicador social con el fin de responder, de manera satisfactoria a las dinámicas del mercado y a una sociedad que impone el uso de las tecnologías en el campo laboral. Los hallazgos plantean que la información del comunicador social no puede estar alejada de los cambios que la tecnología de la información y la comunicación impone en este siglo XXI. Tampoco se debe sobredimensionar sus características y potencialidades, pero sí reconocer los impactos que tiene sobre la profesión y la manera cómo se ha introducido aceleradamente dentro de este campo, en este sentido, muchas de las escuelas de comunicación social no han planificado la introducción de las tecnologías de la comunicación y la información en sus pensum de estudio y, por lo tanto, no hay una combinación de saberes fundamentales y aplicados y diferenciados en el proceso instruccional y en el modelo curricular, que le da organicidad de criterios y responda a las exigencias del mercado laboral, a las expectativas de los estudiantes, de los egresados y a la función misma de la universidad orientada al desarrollo completo de los individuos en sus relaciones con la sociedad, el mundo y la vida.

  9. Espacios del fluir: vivencias de lo urbano en el transporte público de pasajeros

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    León Cavallo, Karina

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available [es] El presente artículo apuesta a reflexionar sobre esa experiencia propia de la vida en las ciudades modernas, que implica el uso de medios de transporte de pasajeros como el colectivo, el subte, el tren, en tanto experiencia novedosa del ámbito urbano en la modernidad, indagando las implicancias que la experiencia ha tenido en lo subjetivo.Abordando lo urbano en relación a la dinámica de “flujos” y “lugares” que implica, estos espacios móviles aparecen como lugares habitados de forma transitoria, adquiriendo este habitar ciertos rasgos particulares.Cada vagón de tren o subte, cada colectivo, que circula a través de las vías de una ciudad, es un cuerpo de cuerpos, en el que aún hoy se reproduce esa experiencia que señalara Simmel, a través de la cual nos miramos sin hablarnos, pero en la que cada vez más quienes transitan estos espacios mó-viles se constituyen en nodos de intersección de otras redes, que hacen que este cuerpo de cuerpos se abra a conexiones con otros que transitan la misma ciudad o incluso otras ciudades del globo, perdiéndose en este espacio de lo urbano generalizado. [en] This article aims to reflect on that typical experience of modern city life, which involves the use of collective passenger transport such as bus, subway, train, as a new urban experience in modernity, and investigates the implications that this experience has had to subjectivity.Analyzing the urban experience in relation to the dynamics of “flows” and “places” which it involves, these mobile spaces emerge as places temporarily inhabited, acquiring some particular features.Each train or subway wagon, each bus, that flows through the city roads, is a body of bodies, in which still today the experience that Simmel noted -in which we look at each other without speaking-, takes place. Nowadays, people who go through these mobile spaces are increasingly becoming intersection nodes of other networks, opening this body of bodies to

  10. Lo esencial del nuevo certificado médico de defunción del adulto

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    Héctor Barreiro Ramos

    2002-08-01

    Full Text Available Hace más de 12 años publicamos un trabajo acerca de cómo confeccionar correctamente el certificado médico de defunción del adulto, y con ello respondimos a una orientación de la Dirección Nacional de Salud Pública. Luego de aquella publicación, se han hecho otras, pero aún persisten deficiencias en este procedimiento médico legal, lo que por sí solo justifica una nueva incursión. Además, ha surgido un nuevo modelo con algunos elementos que debemos aclarar y tener en cuenta, por lo que decidimos realizar una revisión de esta temática y brindar un material que pueda ayudar fundamentalmente a los médicos de asistencia y alumnos de 5to año de la carrera de Medicina a confeccionar correctamente el nuevo certificado médico de defunción del adulto. Se hará especial hincapié en tres aspectos fundamentales: lo nuevo de este certificado de defunción, la distinción de las causas de muerte, así como su secuencia, ya que otros temas pueden ser profundizados por la bibliografía acotada en el texto.More than 12 years ago, we published a paper on how to issue the adult's death certificate correctly, giving an answer this way to a guidline of the National Public Health Division. There have been other publications, but there are still deficiencies in this legal medical procedure, which justifies by itself a new approach. As it has appeared a new form with some elements that should be cleared and taken into consideration, we decided to make a review of this topic and to provide a new material to help mainly assistance physicians and 5th year medical students to fill out the new adult's death certificate adequately. Special emphasis is made on 3 fundamental aspects: the new of this death certificate, the distinction of death causes and its sequence, since other topics may be dealt with by referring to the bibliography annotated in the text.

  11. Algunas implicaciones de la escritura ante lo imposible On implications of writing when facing the impossible

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    María Victoria Salinas

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available En el presente artículo partimos del análisis de un escrito que retoma las preguntas de Job ante el sacrificio de millones de inocentes en el Holocausto. ¿Dónde estuvo Dios en Auschwitz?, se pregunta ZviKolitz, quien, a su modo, interpela a un Dios que en el momento de mayor dolor y desvalimiento oculta su rostro. Tal escrito, encontrado dentro de una botella en las ruinas del gueto de Varsovia, representa un testamento redactado en las postrimerías. Con lucidez, aunque apasionadamente, interpela a Dios, lo convoca y lo rescata transformándolo en Su Dios, rescatándose de este modo a sí mismo. Apoyándonos en estos escritos nos interrogamos sobre la función del Otro y la escritura cuando el goce atormenta al sujeto. Frente a los fenómenos de segregación, de reducción del otro a una pura nada, postulamos que lo que salva al hombre de esta reducción es la capacidad de transformase en un sujeto a través de rescatar a un Otro, no universal sino singular. Por último, nos preguntaremos qué relación existe entre el Otro, en este caso Dios, el sufrimiento del hombre y la escritura.This article begins analyzing a letter that brings back Job´s questions, this time regarding the slaughter of millions of innocent people in the Holocaust. Where was God in Auschwitz?, asks ZviKolitz, who, in his own way, questions a God who in times of pain and helplessness hides His face. Such writing, found inside a bottle in the ruins of the Warsaw ghetto, becomes a testament made at the end of life. Lucidly but passionately, he challenges God, calls for Him and turns Him into his own God, thus saving himself. This study is based on that posthumous letter to focus on Writing and the role of the Other when the enjoyment torments the subject. Against segregation phenomena, that turns victims to a pure nothingness, we postulate that what rescues a person from this reduction is the ability of becoming aSubject by turning the Other from universal to unique

  12. Intertextos: sobre les fonts i els motius literaris de Lo desengany de Fontanella

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    2012-01-01

    En aquest article s’estudien les fonts i els préstecs literaris que es poden detectar en «Lo Desengany», una notable peça dramàtica en dos actes escrita per Francesc Fontanella cap al 1650. Bon coneixedor de la literatura clàssica i de les iteratures més importants del seu temps (la castellana, la francesa i la italiana), Fontanella reflecteix en aquesta obra les seves lectures, i concretament les dels «Idil·lis» de Teòcrit, les «Metamorfosis» d’Ovidi, la «Farsàlia» de Lucà, «La Araucana» d’A...

  13. Invocaciones de lo étnico e imaginario sociopolítico en México

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    José Luis Escalona Victoria

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available La formación del Estado ha implicado la producción de ciertas prácticas institucionalizadas, como las correspondientes a la burocracia agraria y agropecuaria, al instituto indigenista y a la educación pública, prácticas que tienen que ver con la formación de grupos, relaciones y solidaridades en lo que se refiere al ámbito rural mexicano; de igual manera, están relacionadas con la producción de discursos ideológicos como el indigenismo, el campesinismo, el desarrollismo y el nacionalismo, los cuales acompañan y sustentan tales prácticas.

  14. Real-Virtual contributions to the inclusive Higgs cross-section at N3LO

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    Anastasiou, Charalampos; Dulat, Falko; Herzog, Franz; Mistlberger, Bernhard

    2013-01-01

    We compute the contributions to the N3LO inclusive Higgs boson cross-section from the square of one-loop amplitudes with a Higgs boson and three QCD partons as external states. Our result is a Taylor expansion in the dimensional regulator epsilon, where the coefficients of the expansion are analytic functions of the ratio of the Higgs boson mass and the partonic center of mass energy and they are valid for arbitrary values of this ratio. We also perform a threshold expansion around the limit of soft-parton radiation in the final state. The expressions for the coefficients of the threshold expansion are valid for arbitrary values of the dimension. As a by-product of the threshold expansion calculation, we have developed a soft expansion method at the integrand level by identifying the relevant soft and collinear regions for the loop-momentum.

  15. El cine y lo que queda de mí. Hernan Musaluppi

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    Chillón, Eva

    2014-01-01

    Philies et phobies d’un producteur, enfin mûr Hernán Musaluppi (Rizoma Films), responsable de quelques-uns des films les plus remarquables du nouveau cinéma argentin, publie un livre qui démolit sa profession, l’industrie cinématographique, et le cinéma prétendument indépendant en Argentine. Dans El cine y lo que queda de mí (Capital Intelectual, 2012), le producteur argentin publie les mémoires de sa catharsis, personnelle et professionnelle, qui le mènera à sa maturité. Un livre sans détour...

  16. El feminicidio es sólo la punta del iceberg

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    Margarita Bejarano Celaya

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available En un contexto de violencia generalizada, en este artículo se propone reconocer la violencia feminicida como una situación progresiva, que puede terminar con la muerte violenta de mujeres; y se aborda como un continuum de violencias que ellas enfrentan para mantenerse en el orden social. En este sentido, los tipos de violencia representan mecanismos para conservar y reproducir la situación de subordinación de las mujeres ante el ejercicio de poder masculino en diferentes ámbitos. Se enfatiza la necesidad de estudiar el fenómeno desde quienes lo afrontan, para ubicar sus manifestaciones y efectos en aras de evitar el feminicidio.

  17. 'Introducing Michael Gove to Loïc Wacquant': Why Social Work Needs Critical Sociology.

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    Michael Garrett, Paul

    2016-06-01

    In 2013, Michael Gove, then Secretary of State for Education and Health in the UK coalition government, criticised social workers for laying insufficient emphasis on the 'agency' of individuals and for being too preoccupied with social and economic inequalities. Such a perspective, which is not unique to Gove, needs to be countered by reaffirming the significance of an expansively critical sociology for social work. In this context, the thematic concerns of the French theorist, Loïc Wacquant, illuminates key aspects of social work engagement with clients which Gove and his ideological associates appear intent on ignoring. The issues raised have significant political resonances given the pending UK General Election taking place in May 2015.

  18. Los géneros imaginarios de lo sagrado. El budismo en el marketing publicitario

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    María Jesús Alonso Seoane

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Se analizan en este artículo las características simbólicas del género en el espacio de lo sagrado. Para ello se realiza un estudio de la imagen del budismo que los publicistas vienen haciendo en los últimos tiempos. Oriente ha identificado virtudes como la compasión y la sabiduría con géneros que nuestro marco cultural ha cambiado por completo. Se ejemplifican las conclusiones con un breve análisis publicitario, que emplea imágenes, tanto visuales como narrativas, del budismo en un intento de proporcionar un valor añadido a los productos publicitados. En el proceso de mostrar las virtudes “budistas” asociadas al producto, cambia el género de las mismas adaptándolas a nuestro modo occidental de entenderlas.

  19. Coverage and Capacity Analysis of Sigfox, LoRa, GPRS, and NB-IoT

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    Vejlgaard, Benny; Lauridsen, Mads; Nguyen, Huan Cong

    2017-01-01

    is challenged for indoor coverage. Furthermore, the study analyzes the capacity of the four technologies assuming a traffic growth from 1 to 10 IoT device per user. The conclusion is that the 95 %-tile uplink failure rate for outdoor users is below 5 % for all technologies. For indoor users only NB-IoT provides......In this paper the coverage and capacity of SigFox, LoRa, GPRS, and NB-IoT is compared using a real site deployment covering 8000 km2 in Northern Denmark. Using the existing Telenor cellular site grid it is shown that the four technologies have more than 99 % outdoor coverage, while GPRS...

  20. "Soy sólo parte de ellos". Hannah Arendt, The Jewish Writings

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    Judith Butler

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Los textos que Hanna Arendt dedicó al judaísmo, alrededor de temas como la patria y el nacionalismo, la pertenencia cultural y la cuestión sobre las personas sin estado, constituyen más una exposición de paradojas que textos cerrados. Escéptica en lo que se refiere tanto al asimilacionismo como al sionismo, Arendt aboga por la secularización de la política mientras desmonta la lógica del estado-nación, ya que para ella la común historia de exilio y desposesión abre la vía para la unión de judíos y palestinos, de inmigrantes y apátridas, abriendo el camino al pensamiento judío respecto al concepto de justicia.

  1. EL ÁMBITO DE LO LOCAL Procesos y mediaciones culturales en Andalucía

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    Macarena Hernández Ramírez

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de las investigaciones descritas en este artículo es el estudio de los diferentes procesos de comunicación con los que convivimos en nuestra realidad más cercana , así como los mecanismos culturales que nos permiten participar en dichos procesos como sujetos sociales. La realidad escogida es la de Andalucía. La propuesta concibe la comunicación social dentro de tres fases analíticas: la producción, la circulación y el consumo, lo que permite conocer etnográficamente quién, cuándo y cómo utiliza los medios de comunicación y, así, saber si estos medios intervienen o no en el desarrollo de la vida cotidiana de nuestros pueblos y ciudades.

  2. La mortalidad por tuberculosis en Argentina a lo largo del siglo XX

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    Maria Belen Herrero

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este artículo es realizar un análisis de la curva de mortalidad por tuberculosis en Argentina a lo largo del siglo XX, desde 1911 hasta 2007. A partir de los datos obtenidos de diversas fuentes de carácter oficial se marcan las etapas históricas de dicha mortalidad, generando dentro de éstas subperíodos, a fin de entender el comportamiento de la mortalidad por tuberculosis, dependiendo del momento histórico. De esta forma, se vincula el desarrollo de la enfermedad con los dispositivos que se generaron para combatirla. Se realiza un análisis del comportamiento de la mortalidad por regiones del país, partiendo del supuesto que el desarrollo de la misma fue diferente según condiciones económicas y sociales y desarrollo sanitario.

  3. La reducción de lo posible. René Thom y el determinismo causal

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    Miguel Espinoza

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available La tesis principal de este ensayo estipula que el determinismo causal es una propiedad de la naturaleza y el primer principio de la inteligibilidad natural. El desarrollo de esta tesis utiliza como hilo conductor el pensamiento de René Thom. Esto significa que el determinismo causal se examina en su relación con la estabilidad y la inestabilidad, el desafío de la mecánica cuántica, las raíces aporéticas de la ciencia tal como la dualidad determinismo-indeterminismo, y finalmente, en su relación con el método para ponerlo de manifiesto, es decir la reducción de lo posible.

  4. El estudio académico de lo esotérico

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    José Ricardo Chaves Pacheco

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo se divide en dos partes. Primero, analiza el desarrollo lingüístico e histórico de los conceptos esotérico y esoterismo, proceso que evolucionó a una incipiente “conciencia histórica” entre los propios esoteristas, influenciada por el influjo historicista romántico, que conformó un nuevo tipo de esoterismo en tiempos de ciencia, democracia y modernidad. Y segundo, explica el proceso de transformación disciplinaria de los estudios de lo esotérico, el esoterismo y la esoterología hasta la imposición de la categoría académica de los “estudios de esoterismo occidental”.

  5. LO QUE EL OJO NO VE: ANÁLISIS DE UNA EXPERIENCIA

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    J.A. García-García

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Durante diez meses hemos realizado una actividad-exposición en el Parque de las Ciencias de Granada. En el espacio “Ventana a la Ciencia” la exposición “Lo que el ojo no ve” ha pretendido mostrar a la ciudadanía aspectos de la Óptica relacionados conlos límites de la visión humana y los avances científicos que han permitido superar dichos límites. Ha sido una actividad didáctica, divulgativa e interactiva, que ha buscado fomentar la reflexión del visitante.El objetivo fundamental de este trabajo es analizar dicha experiencia, planteándonos si experiencias como ésta contribuyen a fomentar la cultura científica de la ciudadanía. Para realizar la evaluación de la misma se ha aplicado una encuesta a una muestra de los visitantes cuyos resultados muestran que más del 90% consideraque ha aprendido de ella, al tiempo que la valoran como divertida. Así mismo, al pedírseles que la calificaran, lo han hecho con una nota media de 9 sobre 10. Por la experiencia vivida y por los resultados obtenidos, consideramos que actividades como ésta resultan de interés y debieran potenciarse como una vía válida para la divulgación científica.

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

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    Farrán, Roque

    2010-06-01

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

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

  7. Experimental Study of 6LoPLC for Home Energy Management Systems

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    Augustine Ikpehai

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Ubiquitous connectivity is already transforming residential dwellings into smart homes. As citizens continue to embrace the smart home paradigm, a new generation of low-rate and low-power communication systems is required to leverage the mass market presented by energy management in homes. Although Power Line Communication (PLC technology has evolved in the last decade, the adaptation of PLC for constrained networks is not fully charted. By adapting some features of IEEE 802.15.4 and IPv6 over Low-power Wireless Personal Area Network (6LoWPAN into power lines, this paper demonstrates a low-rate, low-power PLC system over the IPv6 network (referred to as 6LoPLC, for Home Energy Management System (HEMS applications. The overall idea is to provide a framework for assessing various scenarios that cannot be easily investigated with the limited number of evaluation hardware available. In this respect, a network model is developed in NS-3 (Version 21 to measure several important characteristics of the designed system and then validated with experimental results obtained using the Hanadu evaluation kits. Following the good agreement between the two, the NS-3 model is utilised to investigate more complex scenarios and various use-cases, such as the effects of impulsive noise, the number of nodes and packet size on the latency and Bit Error Rate (BER performances. We further demonstrate that for different network and application configurations, optimal data sizes exist. For instance, the results reveal that in order to guarantee 99% system reliability, the HEMS application data must not exceed 64 bytes. Finally, it is shown that with impulsive noise in a HEMS network comprising 50 appliances, provided the size of the payload does not exceed 64 bytes, monitoring and control applications incur a maximum latency of 238.117 ms and 248.959 ms, respectively; both of which are within acceptable limits.

  8. ¿Puede la música expresar lo trágico?

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    Enrico Fubini

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available [ES] Este trabajo parte de la pregunta sobre si el arte musical es capaz de expresar realmente el sentimiento trágico, e intenta clarificar la relación que existe (si existe entre el concepto de lo trágico y el lenguaje de la música. En concreto, se trata de reconstruir la historia de esta relación empezando por sus raíces, hundidas en la tragedia griega, para llegar a sus más cercanas expresiones en el siglo XX. Se pone el acento en el valor trágico del propio contenido musical, destacando con atención, en el caso del melodrama, la relación que surge entre una emoción expresada en palabras y aquella que nace de la música misma, así como la contradicción aparente entre la belleza de la armonía de la música polifónica con el sentimiento de lo verdaderamente trágico. ; [EN] This writing raises the question if the musical art is able to really express the feeling of the tragic, and tries to clarify the relation that exist (if it exists between the concept of the tragic and the language of music. In particular, it aims to reconstruct the history of this relation beginning by its roots, sunk in Greek tragedy, to arrive at its nearer expressions in the XX century. The accent is on the tragic value of the musical content itself, emphasizing in particular, in the case of the melodrama, the relation that arise between an emotion expressed in words and that that is born of music itself, as well as the apparent contradiction between the beauty of the harmony of polyphonic music and the feeling of the truly tragic.

  9. Lo andino en los murales de Jesús Flores Walpaq

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    Mario Leandro Arce De Piero

    2018-04-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo exploramos los modos en que lo andino se construye en la producción muralística del artista plástico Jesús Flores Walpq. Nos enfocamos en la definición de rasgos que configuran el centro representacional de lo andino y el proceso de deslizamientos semánticos y retóricos en la enunciación. A medida que el artista fue construyéndose como enunciador autorizado, la construcción del relato en el mural fue variando considerablemente. Si bien no se registran diferencias radicales en el empleo del color, la forma, la línea, etc. sí es significativa la variación en cuanto a la retórica que incorpora al indio en el discurso pictórico. El recorrido parte de la observación de los cambios en la construcción del yo-artista, que parte de la problematización del rol de productor de arte académico hasta plantear rol de “obrero del arte” comprometido con su contexto político, ideológico y artístico. Esto significó para Flores Walpaq adherir a las luchas reivindicatorias por los derechos indígenas. En conjunto, este texto nos lleva a problematizar sobre las condiciones de producción de la pregunta por la identidad en este contexto y las respuestas que los sujetos ensayan y modifican.

  10. En el limbo de lo invisible. In the limbo of the invisible

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    Carmen Arocena

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available La violencia sobre la mujer representada en los medios de comunicación adquiere diversas formas que no siempre se manifiestan de manera explícita. A través de las modalidades de manipulación descritas por Greimas y Cour t é s l a s imágenes contemporáneas imponen a la mujer un único canon de belleza aceptable y una engañosa representación de su goce mediatizada por el deseo y la satisfacción masculinas. La dialéctica entre lo visible y lo invisible que el ojo patriarcal ha instaurado en la sociedad occidental por medio de la tiranía de los medios de comunicación de masas,aún impiden a la mujer, en pleno siglo XXI, el acceso a una manifestación libre y fidedigna de su propia naturaleza física y sexual.The representation of violence against women in the mass media adopts different forms that are not always explicit. Through the modes of manipulation described by Greimas and Courtés, contemporary images subject women to a single canon of acceptable beauty and a deceitfull representation of their pleasure mediated by masculine desire and satisfaction. Well into the XXI century, the dialectic between the visible and the invisible, which the patriarchal eye has installed inwestern society through the tyranny of the mass media, still preventswomen from having access to a free and reliable expression of theirown physical and sexual nature.

  11. A dual-band LO generation system using a 40GHz VCO with a phase noise of -106.8dBc/Hz at 1-MHz

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    Chen, Y.; Pei, Y.; Leenaerts, D.M.W.; Hanock, T.M.

    2013-01-01

    This paper demonstrates a dual-band LO generation system using a low phase noise single-band 40GHz VCO as the signal source. The LO generation system has two outputs: single-band LO1 at 20GHz and dual-band LO2 switchable between 10GHz and 15GHz. Implemented in 0.25-µm SiGe:C BiCMOS, the VCO achieves

  12. LO RURAL. UN CAMPO INACABADO THE RURAL AREA: AN UNFINISHED “FIELD”

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    Nelly del Carmen Suárez Restrepo

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available El surgimiento de nuevas lecturas de la realidad social rural latinoamericana, e incluso europea, y los efectos de las políticas internacionales sobre qué producir, cuánto, cómo y dónde, han puesto en la agenda académica el debate entorno al significado y contenido de lo rural y del desarrollo rural. En el centro de esta controversia está la superación o ruptura entre lo rural y lo agrario, dos términos otrora considerados como sinónimos. Trascender esta dicotomía reduccionista abre la posibilidad de repensar los caminos y las estrategias mediante las cuales las sociedades en general, en sus esfuerzos por autoproducirse crean condiciones de vida, proveen recursos necesarios y pertinentes y movilizan las capacidades y las libertades de los pobladores rurales. Este documento recoge los elementos más sobresalientes de la investigación “Repensando lo rural y el desarrollo rural” en la que se hizo una revisión de literatura sobre el tema y se buscó, mediante entrevistas semiestructuradas³, la participación de funcionarios institucionales, representantes gremiales y académicos. En términos generales se pretendía identificar los significados y los contenidos que se atribuyen a lo rural y al desarrollo rural. El texto se organiza en tres partes: En la primera parte, Reiteración o resignificación, se analizan los posibles avances y permanencias en los significados y contenidos de lo rural y del desarrollo rural. En la segunda, denominada Elementos constitutivos del desarrollo rural, se hace referencia a las dimensiones, los indicadores y los actores identificados mediante la información obtenida. En la tercera parte, se establece una relación entre el discurso y las prácticas de desarrollo en Colombia y sus implicaciones en el diseño de políticas públicas. Finalmente se concluye que el desarrollo rural ha tenido como trasfondo una orientación modernizadora de la sociedad rural en general y del sector agrario en particular

  13. Effect of a redesigned fracture management pathway and 'virtual' fracture clinic on ED performance.

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    Vardy, J; Jenkins, P J; Clark, K; Chekroud, M; Begbie, K; Anthony, I; Rymaszewski, L A; Ireland, A J

    2014-06-13

    Collaboration between the orthopaedic and emergency medicine (ED) services has resulted in standardised treatment pathways, leaflet supported discharge and a virtual fracture clinic review. Patients with minor, stable fractures are discharged with no further follow-up arranged. We aimed to examine the time taken to assess and treat these patients in the ED along with the rate of unplanned reattendance. A retrospective study was undertaken that covered 1 year before the change and 1 year after. Prospectively collected administrative data from the electronic patient record system were analysed and compared before and after the change. An ED and orthopaedic unit, serving a population of 300 000, in a publicly funded health system. 2840 patients treated with referral to a traditional fracture clinic and 3374 patients managed according to the newly redesigned protocol. Time for assessment and treatment of patients with orthopaedic injuries not requiring immediate operative management, and 7-day unplanned reattendance. Where plaster backslabs were replaced with removable splints, the consultation time was reduced. There was no change in treatment time for other injuries treated by the new discharge protocol. There was no increase in unplanned ED attendance, related to the injury, within 7 days (p=0.149). There was a decrease in patients reattending the ED due to a missed fracture clinic appointment. This process did not require any new time resources from the ED staff. This process brought significant benefits to the ED as treatment pathways were agreed. The pathway reduced unnecessary reattendance of patients at face-to-face fracture clinics for a review of stable, self-limiting injuries. Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For permission to use (where not already granted under a licence) please go to http://group.bmj.com/group/rights-licensing/permissions.

  14. Initial mechanical ventilator settings and lung protective ventilation in the ED.

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    Wilcox, Susan R; Richards, Jeremy B; Fisher, Daniel F; Sankoff, Jeffrey; Seigel, Todd A

    2016-08-01

    Mechanical ventilation with low tidal volumes has been shown to improve outcomes for patients both with and without acute respiratory distress syndrome. This study aims to characterize mechanically ventilated patients in the emergency department (ED), describe the initial ED ventilator settings, and assess for associations between lung protective ventilation strategies in the ED and outcomes. This was a multicenter, prospective, observational study of mechanical ventilation at 3 academic EDs. We defined lung protective ventilation as a tidal volume of less than or equal to 8 mL/kg of predicted body weight and compared outcomes for patients ventilated with lung protective vs non-lung protective ventilation, including inhospital mortality, ventilator days, intensive care unit length of stay, and hospital length of stay. Data from 433 patients were analyzed. Altered mental status without respiratory pathology was the most common reason for intubation, followed by trauma and respiratory failure. Two hundred sixty-one patients (60.3%) received lung protective ventilation, but most patients were ventilated with a low positive end-expiratory pressure, high fraction of inspired oxygen strategy. Patients were ventilated in the ED for a mean of 5 hours and 7 minutes but had few ventilator adjustments. Outcomes were not significantly different between patients receiving lung protective vs non-lung protective ventilation. Nearly 40% of ED patients were ventilated with non-lung protective ventilation as well as with low positive end-expiratory pressure and high fraction of inspired oxygen. Despite a mean ED ventilation time of more than 5 hours, few patients had adjustments made to their ventilators. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  15. Modelling the growth of Populus species using Ecosystem Demography (ED) model

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    Wang, D.; Lebauer, D. S.; Feng, X.; Dietze, M. C.

    2010-12-01

    Hybrid poplar plantations are an important source being evaluated for biomass production. Effective management of such plantations requires adequate growth and yield models. The Ecosystem Demography model (ED) makes predictions about the large scales of interest in above- and belowground ecosystem structure and the fluxes of carbon and water from a description of the fine-scale physiological processes. In this study, we used a workflow management tool, the Predictive Ecophysiological Carbon flux Analyzer (PECAn), to integrate literature data, field measurement and the ED model to provide predictions of ecosystem functioning. Parameters for the ED ensemble runs were sampled from the posterior distribution of ecophysiological traits of Populus species compiled from the literature using a Bayesian meta-analysis approach. Sensitivity analysis was performed to identify the parameters which contribute the most to the uncertainties of the ED model output. Model emulation techniques were used to update parameter posterior distributions using field-observed data in northern Wisconsin hybrid poplar plantations. Model results were evaluated with 5-year field-observed data in a hybrid poplar plantation at New Franklin, MO. ED was then used to predict the spatial variability of poplar yield in the coterminous United States (United States minus Alaska and Hawaii). Sensitivity analysis showed that root respiration, dark respiration, growth respiration, stomatal slope and specific leaf area contribute the most to the uncertainty, which suggests that our field measurements and data collection should focus on these parameters. The ED model successfully captured the inter-annual and spatial variability of the yield of poplar. Analyses in progress with the ED model focus on evaluating the ecosystem services of short-rotation woody plantations, such as impacts on soil carbon storage, water use, and nutrient retention.

  16. Electroencephalography findings in patients presenting to the ED for evaluation of seizures.

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    Kadambi, Pooja; Hart, Kimberly W; Adeoye, Opeolu M; Lindsell, Christopher J; Knight, William A

    2015-01-01

    Status epilepticus is a life-threatening, time-sensitive emergency. Acquiring an electroencephalogram (EEG) in the emergency department (ED) could impact therapeutic and disposition decisions for patients with suspected status epilepticus. The objective of this study is to estimate the proportion of EEGs diagnostic for seizures in patients presenting to an ED with a complaint of seizures. This retrospective chart review included adults presenting to the ED of an urban, academic, tertiary care hospital with suspected seizures or status epilepticus, who received an EEG within 24 hours of hospital admission. Data abstraction was performed by a single, trained, nonblinded abstractor. Seizures were defined as an epileptologist's diagnosis of either seizures or status epilepticus on EEG. The proportion of patients with seizures is given with confidence interval95 (CI95). Of 120 included patients, 67 (56%) had a history of epilepsy. Mean age was 52 years (SD, 16), 58% were White, and 61% were male. Within 24 hours, 3% had an EEG diagnostic for seizures. Electroencephalogram was obtained in the ED in 32 (27%) of 120 (CI95, 19%-35%), and 2 (6%) of 32 (CI95, 1%-19%) had seizures. Electroencephalogram was performed inpatient for 88 (73%) of 120 (CI95, 65%-81%), and 2 (2%) of 88 (CI95, 0.5%-7.1%) had seizures. Only 3% of ED patients with suspected seizures or status epilepticus had EEG confirmation of seizures within 24 hours. Early EEG acquisition in the ED may identify a group of patients amenable to ED observation and subsequent discharge from the hospital. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  17. Improved Early Detection of Sepsis in the ED With a Novel Monocyte Distribution Width Biomarker.

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    Crouser, Elliott D; Parrillo, Joseph E; Seymour, Christopher; Angus, Derek C; Bicking, Keri; Tejidor, Liliana; Magari, Robert; Careaga, Diana; Williams, JoAnna; Closser, Douglas R; Samoszuk, Michael; Herren, Luke; Robart, Emily; Chaves, Fernando

    2017-09-01

    Sepsis most often presents to the ED, and delayed detection is harmful. WBC count is often used to detect sepsis, but changes in WBC count size also correspond to sepsis. We sought to determine if volume increases of circulating immune cells add value to the WBC count for early sepsis detection in the ED. A blinded, prospective cohort study was conducted in two different ED populations within a large academic hospital. Neutrophil and monocyte volume parameters were measured in conjunction with routine CBC testing on a UniCel DxH 800 analyzer at the time of ED admission and were evaluated for the detection of sepsis. There were 1,320 subjects in the ED consecutively enrolled and categorized as control subjects (n = 879) and those with systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) (n = 203), infection (n = 140), or sepsis (n = 98). Compared with other parameters, monocyte distribution width (MDW) best discriminated sepsis from all other conditions (area under the curve [AUC], 0.79; 95% CI, 0.73-0.84; sensitivity, 0.77; specificity, 0.73; MDW threshold, 20.50), sepsis from SIRS (AUC, 0.74; 95% CI, 0.67-0.84), and severe sepsis from noninfected patients in the ED (AUC, 0.88; 95% CI, 0.75-0.99; negative predictive value, 99%). The added value of MDW to WBC count was statistically significant (AUC, 0.89 for MDW + WBC vs 0.81 for WBC alone; P sepsis compared with WBC count alone at the time of admission in the ED. ClinicalTrials.gov; No.: NCT02232750; URL: www.clinicaltrials.gov. Copyright © 2017 American College of Chest Physicians. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  18. Efficient Round-Trip Time Optimization for Replica-Exchange Enveloping Distribution Sampling (RE-EDS).

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    Sidler, Dominik; Cristòfol-Clough, Michael; Riniker, Sereina

    2017-06-13

    Replica-exchange enveloping distribution sampling (RE-EDS) allows the efficient estimation of free-energy differences between multiple end-states from a single molecular dynamics (MD) simulation. In EDS, a reference state is sampled, which can be tuned by two types of parameters, i.e., smoothness parameters(s) and energy offsets, such that all end-states are sufficiently sampled. However, the choice of these parameters is not trivial. Replica exchange (RE) or parallel tempering is a widely applied technique to enhance sampling. By combining EDS with the RE technique, the parameter choice problem could be simplified and the challenge shifted toward an optimal distribution of the replicas in the smoothness-parameter space. The choice of a certain replica distribution can alter the sampling efficiency significantly. In this work, global round-trip time optimization (GRTO) algorithms are tested for the use in RE-EDS simulations. In addition, a local round-trip time optimization (LRTO) algorithm is proposed for systems with slowly adapting environments, where a reliable estimate for the round-trip time is challenging to obtain. The optimization algorithms were applied to RE-EDS simulations of a system of nine small-molecule inhibitors of phenylethanolamine N-methyltransferase (PNMT). The energy offsets were determined using our recently proposed parallel energy-offset (PEOE) estimation scheme. While the multistate GRTO algorithm yielded the best replica distribution for the ligands in water, the multistate LRTO algorithm was found to be the method of choice for the ligands in complex with PNMT. With this, the 36 alchemical free-energy differences between the nine ligands were calculated successfully from a single RE-EDS simulation 10 ns in length. Thus, RE-EDS presents an efficient method for the estimation of relative binding free energies.

  19. Downregulation of MDM2 expression by RNAi inhibits LoVo human colorectal adenocarcinoma cells growth and the treatment of LoVo cells with mdm2siRNA3 enhances the sensitivity to cisplatin

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    Yu Yan; Sun Ping; Sun Lichun; Liu Guoyi; Chen Guohua; Shang Lihua; Wu Hongbo; Hu Jing; Li Yue; Mao Yinling; Sui Guangjie; Sun Xiwen

    2006-01-01

    To investigate the biological effect of mdm2 in human colorectal adenocarcinoma LoVo cells, three mdm2siRNA constructions were recombinated and transient transfected into human colorectal adenocarcinoma LoVo cells with low differentiation character in vitro. The results showed that mdm2siRNA3 reduced mRNA level of mdm2 and protein level of mdm2, leading to proliferation inhibition on LoVo cells, and reduced tumor growth in nude mice. It was found that depletion of MDM2 in this pattern promoted apoptosis of LoVo cells and Cisplatin (DDP) treated in the mdm2siRNA3 transfected cell population would result in a substantial decrease by MTT colorimetry. Decreasing the MDM2 protein level in LoVo cells by RNAi could significantly inhibit tumor growth both in vitro and in vivo, which indicated that mdm2 gene played a definite role in the development and aggressiveness of human colon carcinoma. It also could be a therapeutic target in colorectal carcinoma. The synergistic activation of RNAi and cell toxicity agents indicated that the combination of chemotherapy and gene therapy will be a promising approach in the future

  20. Análisis del gradiente edáfico en la región Andinopatagónica Analysis of soil gradient in Andean Patagonia Region

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    Juan José Gaitán

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available Se analizaron las relaciones entre la ubicación geográfica, precipitación media anual y nueve variables edáficas de 95 perfiles de suelos de origen volcánico distribuidos a lo largo de la región Andina de las provincias de Neuquén, Río Negro y Chubut. Con las variables edáficas correspondientes a dos profundidades (0-20 cm y 30-60 cm se realizó un análisis de cluster que permitió agrupar a los perfiles en cinco grupos principales. Se realizó un análisis de componentes principales y se observó que los grupos se diferenciaron a lo largo del eje 1. Este eje se relaciona con la longitud. Desde los suelos de régimen xérico de estepa ubicados en el este de la región hacia los suelos de régimen údico de bosque ubicados en el oeste, se incrementa el pH (NaF, la concentración de carbono orgánico y la capacidad de retención hídrica y disminuye, el pH (H2O, el pH (KCl y la densidad aparente.The relationships among location, mean annual precipitation and nine edaphic variables were studied for 95 profiles of volcanic soils throughout the Andean Region of the provinces of Neuquen, Rio Negro and Chubut. A cluster analysis conducted with the edaphic variables at two depths (0-20 cm and 30-60 cm indicated five main groups. Principal component analysis (PCA allowed to differentiate the groups for the axis 1. This axis was positively related to longitude, indicating an increase of pH (NaF, organic C and water retention capacity, and a decrease of pH (H2O, pH (KCl and bulk density from the xeric steppe soils at east to the udic forest soils at west.