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  1. Mobile MSN Messenger: Still a Complement?

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    Marcus Nyberg

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available In order to understand how mobile instant messaging services can fit into the users’ current communication behavior, Ericsson Research performed a qualitative user study in Sweden in May 2007. The results showed that the respondents were positive towards (free of charge mobile MSN Messenger and perceived it as an ex¬tension of the computer-based version that could be used anywhere. However, although MSN Messenger on the com¬puter definitely was considered as a ‘must-have’ application, the mobile version was only perceived as a ‘nice-to-have’ application and a complement to text mes¬saging (SMS. Almost one year later, in April 2008, Ericsson Research performed a short qualita¬tive follow-up study with the same set of respondents to un¬derstand if and how the mobile MSN Messenger usage had changed. The results actually revealed that none of the re¬spondents used mobile MSN Messenger anymore as the application no longer was free of charge. On a general level, the study highlights important considera¬tions when intro¬ducing computer-based concepts and Internet services in a mo¬bile environment.

  2. Mobile Immersion: An Experiment Using Mobile Instant Messenger to Support Second-Language Learning

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    Lai, Arthur

    2016-01-01

    Immersion has been an acclaimed approach for second-language acquisition, but is not available to most students. The idea of this study was to create a mobile immersion environment on a smartphone using a mobile instant messenger, WhatsApp™. Forty-five Form-1 (7th grade) students divided into the Mobile Group and Control Group participated in a…

  3. The effect of addiction to mobile messenger software and mental health among physical education students

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    Mostafa Bagherianfar

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: The objective of the present study is to the effect of addiction to mobile messenger software on mental health among physical education university students of Torbat-e-Heydarieh city.  Materials and Methods: The statistical population of this descriptive-correlational study included all physical education university students of Torbat-e-Heydarieh city. 169 students out of 302 were chosen as the sample of study, for which stratified sampling method was applied. In order to collect data, Goldberg general health questionnaire and addiction to mobile messenger software inventory were used. Data were analyzed using descriptive and illative statistics.  Results: The research findings showed that there is a statistically significant relationship between addiction to mobile messenger software's and mental health among the students of physical education (P

  4. Medical Information Exchange: Pattern of Global Mobile Messenger Usage among Otolaryngologists.

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    Siegal, Gil; Dagan, Elad; Wolf, Michael; Duvdevani, Shay; Alon, Eran E

    2016-11-01

    Information technology has revolutionized health care. However, the development of dedicated mobile health software has been lagging, leading to the use of general mobile applications to fill in the void. The use of such applications has several legal, ethical, and regulatory implications. We examined the experience and practices governing the usage of a global mobile messenger application (WhatsApp) for mobile health purposes in a national cohort of practicing otolaryngologists in Israel, a known early adaptor information technology society. Cross-sectional data were collected from practicing otolaryngologists and otolaryngology residents via self-administered questionnaire. The questionnaire was composed of a demographic section, a section surveying the practices of mobile application use, mobile health application use, and knowledge regarding institutional policies governing the transmission of medical data. The sample included 22 otolaryngology residents and 47 practicing otolaryngologists. Of the physicians, 83% worked in academic centers, and 88% and 40% of the physicians who worked in a hospital setting or a community clinic used WhatsApp for medical use, respectively. Working with residents increased the medical usage of WhatsApp from 50% to 91% (P = .006). Finally, 72% were unfamiliar with any institutional policy regarding the transfer of medical information by personal smartphones. Mobile health is becoming an integral part of modern medical systems, improving accessibility, efficiency, and possibly quality of medical care. The need to incorporate personal mobile devices in the overall information technology standards, guidelines, and regulation is becoming more acute. Nonetheless, practices must be properly instituted to prevent unwanted consequences. © American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation 2016.

  5. The Effectiveness of Using WhatsApp Messenger as One of Mobile Learning Techniques to Develop Students' Writing Skills

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    Fattah, Said Fathy El Said Abdul

    2015-01-01

    The present study was an attempt to determine the effectiveness of using a WhatsApp Messenger as one of mobile learning techniques to develop students' writing skills. Participants were 30 second year college students, English department from a private university in Saudi Arabia. The experimental group (N = 15) used WhatsApp technology to develop…

  6. Mercury's Messenger

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    Chapman, Clark R.

    2004-01-01

    Forty years after Mariner 2, planetary exploration has still only just begun, and many more missions are on drawing boards, nearing the launch pad, or even en route across interplanetary space to their targets. One of the most challenging missions that will be conducted this decade is sending the MESSENGER spacecraft to orbit the planet Mercury.…

  7. The Effect of WhatsApp Messenger As Mobile Learning Integrated with Group Investigation Method of Learning Achievement

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    Hendrik Pratama

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this research was determined the effect of application WhatsApp Messenger in the Group Investigation (GI method on learning achievement. The methods used experimental research with control group pretest-postest design. The sampling procedure used the purposive sampling technique that consists of 17 students as a control group and 17 students as an experimental group. The sample in this research is students in Electrical Engineering Education Study Program. The experimental group used the GI method that integrated with WhatsApp Messenger. The control group used lecture method without social media integration. The collecting data used observation, documentation, interview, questionnaire, and test. The researcher used a t-test for compared the control group and the experimental group’s learning outcomes at an alpha level of 0,05. The results showed differences between the experiment group and the control group. The study result of the experimental higher than the control groups. This learning was designed with start, grouping, planning, presenting, organizing, investigating, evaluating, ending’s stage. Integration of WhatsApp with group investigation method could cause the positive communication between student and lecturer. Discussion in this learning was well done, the student’s knowledge could appear in a group and the information could spread evenly and quickly.

  8. Planning of mobility and parking. The acting of the Urban Mobility Plan Pianificazione delle mobilità e sosta. L’attuazione del Piano Urbano di Mobilità

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    Giuseppe Mazzeo

    2009-05-01

    overall rationalization and development of networks and vehicles. The paper deepens the characters of this tool, starting from the legislative forecasts, and thereafter on the basis of case-studies. The first part analyses the notions connected with the urban structure, the mobility and the parking system. In the second step the prescriptive aspects are analyzed: the Urban Mobility Plan and the Urban Parking Program are deepen in relation with their main aspects and in relation whit the parking problems. The third part analyses two case-studies; the cases highlights the different application philosophy, in particular for the connection between urban areas and parking system. At least, in the fourth part, are analyzed techniques and tools for solving the parking’ problem, the different modalities for its organization and the management techniques aimed at encouraging more correct behaviors in relation to the different urban areas.Il sistema della mobilità in area urbana è strategico per il funzionamento di qualunque città. Esso è composto da un sistema di parti e di funzioni interrelate strettamente con il territorio di riferimento; tra queste funzioni la sosta rappresenta un’attività primaria e la sua organizzazione e pianificazione un punto nodale di una corretta pianificazione della mobilità: questo a causa, principalmente, della sua caratteristica fondamentale, ossia l’essere attrattore di flussi veicolari. La scelta dei siti dove localizzare le strutture per la sosta e la determinazione delle relative caratteristiche gestionali va effettuata con una particolare attenzione agli impatti sulla organizzazione e sulla vivibilità della città stessa, il che si traduce in una stretta connessione con la pianificazione urbanistica e in una considerazione profonda dei caratteri morfologici delle diverse parti che compongono la città. Diversi sono gli strumenti di programmazione del sistema della mobilità e, al suo interno, della sosta. Il Piano Urbano della

  9. L'unità dell'universo

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    Sciama, D W

    1965-01-01

    L'universo nell'osservazione ; la distanza delle stelle ; la via lattea ; galassie esterne ; l'universo in espansione ; l'universo nella teoria ; il paradosso di Olbers ; il principio di Mach ; il principio di equivalenza origine dell'inerzia ; il paradosso dell'orologio ; la teoria generale della relatività ; la storia dell'universo ; unicità dell'universo ; la formazione delle galassie ; la formazione degli elementi ; unità e unicità dell'universo.

  10. Astrofisica delle alte energie

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    Vietri, Mario

    2006-01-01

    L'insegnamento dell'astrofisica moderna richiede conoscenze di base di svariate discipline, oltre ad alcuni modelli fondamentali. Lo scopo di questo libro è di presentare sia le une che gli altri in maniera possibilmente esaustiva, e di essere dunque utilizzabile sia come prima introduzione alle problematiche astrofisiche, sia come testo di riferimento ulteriore per giovani studiosi.

  11. La formazione delle strutture

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    Carrà, Sergio

    1989-01-01

    Dalle sue origini ottocentesche di "scienza del calore", la termodinamica è divenuta sempre più scienza della strutture dissipative. Questo perchè alla base dei processi di differenziazione dei sistemi biologici stanno fenomeni di auto-organizzazione che agevolano la formazione delle complesse e ordinate strutture presenti in natura.

  12. Messengers of the universe

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    Becker, J.K.; Spurio, M.

    2011-01-01

    The observation of the solar neutrinos and of a neutrino burst from the supernova explosion 1987A opened a new observation field which in the next years could be complemented with the detection of astrophysical highenergy neutrinos. Neutrino astronomy is a young discipline derived from the fundamental necessity of extending conventional astronomy beyond the usual electro-magnetic messengers. This is a summary of recent results on those new 'messengers of the universe', based on the presentations in Branch IV of the Neutrino Oscillation Workshop 2010 (NOW2010).

  13. Il colore delle cose

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    Vincenzo Vitiello

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available Tema di questo saggio è l’operare della riflessione. Vitiello, dopo essersi soffermato sulla «frattura» tra la riflessione (il «vedersi» e il suo operare in Valéry, si concentra sul processo, descritto da Hegel nella Fenomenologia dello spirito, dell’esperienza della coscienza che s’eleva a coscienza dell’esperienza. La conclusione è fortemente critica: Hegel fallisce la mèta nel punto stesso in cui la raggiunge. Infatti nel sapere assoluto, nella visione compiuta, perfetta di sé, della luce che vede luce, viene meno proprio l’esperienza della coscienza, il suo divenire, la sua «imperfezione». La critica a Hegel, passando attraverso Nietzsche, si amplia a critica del linguaggio, in particolare del linguaggio dell’«essere» e  dell’«è», e delle tautologie heideggeriane quali «das Ereignis ereignet», «das Ding dingt», «die Welt weltet». Un importante passaggio del testo è quello sul linguaggio teatrale in cui la parola sembra riacquistare il legame originale tra la voce e il gesto, che tuttavia restano divisi, perché proprio il medio che li lega, il «colore» della parola, è «fuori» della parola e del gesto. Resta la parola dell’agire, dei pragmata, in cui il fare si espone nella sua modalità più propria: nell’immediatezza del patire: il grido di dolore; o nella mediatezza riflessiva dell’imperativo morale: Handle! I due opposti «colori» delle cose.

  14. Dynamical Messengers for Gauge Mediation

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    Hook, Anson; Torroba, Gonzalo; /SLAC /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.

    2011-08-17

    We construct models of indirect gauge mediation where the dynamics responsible for breaking supersymmetry simultaneously generates a weakly coupled subsector of messengers. This provides a microscopic realization of messenger gauge mediation where the messenger and hidden sector fields are unified into a single sector. The UV theory is SQCD with massless and massive quarks plus singlets, and at low energies it flows to a weakly coupled quiver gauge theory. One node provides the primary source of supersymmetry breaking, which is then transmitted to the node giving rise to the messenger fields. These models break R-symmetry spontaneously, produce realistic gaugino and sfermion masses, and give a heavy gravitino.

  15. MESSENGER: Exploring Mercury's Magnetosphere

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    Slavin, James A.

    2008-01-01

    The MESSENGER mission to Mercury offers our first opportunity to explore this planet's miniature magnetosphere since Mariner 10's brief fly-bys in 1974-5. Mercury's magnetosphere is unique in many respects. The magnetosphere of Mercury is the smallest in the solar system with its magnetic field typically standing off the solar wind only - 1000 to 2000 km above the surface. For this reason there are no closed dri-fi paths for energetic particles and, hence, no radiation belts; the characteristic time scales for wave propagation and convective transport are short possibly coupling kinetic and fluid modes; magnetic reconnection at the dayside magnetopause may erode the subsolar magnetosphere allowing solar wind ions to directly impact the dayside regolith; inductive currents in Mercury's interior should act to modify the solar In addition, Mercury's magnetosphere is the only one with its defining magnetic flux tubes rooted in a planetary regolith as opposed to an atmosphere with a conductive ionosphere. This lack of an ionosphere is thought to be the underlying reason for the brevity of the very intense, but short lived, approx. 1-2 min, substorm-like energetic particle events observed by Mariner 10 in Mercury's magnetic tail. In this seminar, we review what we think we know about Mercury's magnetosphere and describe the MESSENGER science team's strategy for obtaining answers to the outstanding science questions surrounding the interaction of the solar wind with Mercury and its small, but dynamic magnetosphere.

  16. Translational Influence on Messenger Stability

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    Eriksen, Mette

    -termination to be a global phenomena in gene regulation. The influence of codon usage in the early coding region on messenger stability was examined, in order to establish how fast or slow the ribosome has to decode the sequence for it to protect the messenger from degradation. The experiments demonstrated that very fast...

  17. Segundos mensajeros Second messengers

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    Diana Patricia Díaz Hernández

    1989-01-01

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    En esta revisión se describen, de manera esquemática, los mecanismos de acción empleados por los SEGUNDOS MENSAJEROS comenzando por el estimulo del receptor y continuando con las reacciones en cadena que conducen finalmente a una respuesta celular.

    This review schematically describes the different mechanisms of action that Second Messengers employ to stimulate receptors and then Initiate a chain of reactions that finally lead to appropriate cellular responses.

  18. Il sogno dell'unità dell'universo

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    Weinberg, Steven

    1993-01-01

    Prologo ; sopra un pezzo di gesso ; due hurrà per il riduzionismo ; la meccanica quantistica e i suoi critici ; storie di teoria ed esperimento ; la bellezza delle teorie ; contro la filosofia ; blues del ventesimo secolo ; la forma di una teoria finale ; davanti alla meta ; e Dio ? ; laggiù nella contea di Ellis.

  19. Optimal strategies for the abatement of gaseous air pollutant emissions produced by human mobility. The Rome case study; Strategie ottimali per la riduzione delle emissioni di inquinanti gassosi prodotte dalla mobilita' urbana. Un'applicazione al caso di Roma

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    Santostefano, S.; Cirillo, M.C. [ENEA, Centro Ricerche Casaccia, Rome (Italy). Dipt. Ambiente

    1999-07-01

    In this paper a cost-effectiveness of gaseous vehicular emission reduction has been carried out for human mobility, over the transport network in Rome: in other words, once a reduction target of total emissions has been fixed for each pollutant, the most efficient abatement measures from a technical-economic point of view are selected. The optimization problem has been formalized considering linear functions both for the objective function and for constrains, i.e. within the classic linear programming framework, the objective being that of finding the diversion of present vehicular traffic to alternative technologies with lower emissions at minimum costs. A set of transport alternative measures has been considered and emission abatement cost minimization has been assumed as an objective function; specified abatements for CO (Carbon monoxide), NO{sub x} (nitrogen oxides) and VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) emissions have been introduced as constraints to the problem, expressed as reduction rates of estimated present emissions in the considered area. Model results show the distribution of present transportation capacity among possible alternatives for different hypothesis of emission reduction rates (reduction of 25%, 50%, 75%, 85% of present emissions and maximum feasible reduction within the specified constraints), and related costs. [Italian] In questo rapporto e' stata condotta un'analisi costi-efficacia relativa alla riduzione delle emissioni gassose veicolari dovute alla mobilita' urbana sulla rete di trasporto di Roma: in altre parole, fissata una quota di abbattimento delle emissioni complessive per ogni inquinante, sono state individuate le misure piu' efficienti dal punto di vista tecnico-economico che permettono di perseguire la riduzione prefissata. Il problema di ottimizzazione e' stato formalizzato definendo sia la funzione obiettivo che i relativi vincoli come funzioni lineari, e quindi nell'ambito della programmazione

  20. Video interview with Michael Dell

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    2010-01-01

    Michael Dell, founder and presently Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Office of the DELL computer company visited CERN on Tuesday 26th January 2010. The Bulletin and the Video productions team had the opportunity to meet him. The video interview is transcribed for your convenience.   Michael S. Dell with CERN Director-General Rolf Heuer. What motivated you to come and visit CERN? I obviously heard about the great science and research has going on here, and DELL is very pleased to be a partner and providing a lot of the computers to analyse the data and I really wanted to see for myself in person, some of the great science that is going on here. What is your view on fundamental research in IT, and in general? I think if you look at the field of science in the last hundred years, we have been able to solve a lot of problems, but there are still lots of unsolved problems and unsolved mysteries. And it is only through basic fundamental research that we will address these probl...

  1. MESSENGER'S First Flyby of Mercury

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    Slavin, James A.

    2008-01-01

    The MESSENGER mission to Mercury offers our first opportunity to explore this planet's miniature magnetosphere since Mariner 10's brief fly-bys in 1974-5. The magnetosphere of Mercury is the smallest in the solar system with its magnetic field typically standing off the solar wind only - 1000 to 2000 km above the surface. An overview of the MESSENGER mission and its January 14th close flyby of Mercury will be provided. Primary science objectives and the science instrumentation will be described. Initial results from MESSENGER'S first flyby on January 14th, 2008 will be discussed with an emphasis on the magnetic field and charged particle measurements.

  2. The Messenger Mission to Mercury

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    Domingue, D. L

    2007-01-01

    NASA’s MESSENGER mission, launched on 3 August, 2004 is the seventh mission in the Discovery series. MESSENGER encounters the planet Mercury four times, culminating with an insertion into orbit on 18 March 2011. It carries a comprehensive package of geophysical, geological, geochemical, and space environment experiments to complete the complex investigations of this solar-system end member, which begun with Mariner 10. The articles in this book, written by the experts in each area of the MESSENGER mission, describe the mission, spacecraft, scientific objectives, and payload. The book is of interest to all potential users of the data returned by the MESSENGER mission, to those studying the nature of the planet Mercury, and by all those interested in the design and implementation of planetary exploration missions.

  3. 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.

  4. La sensorialità delle macchine

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    Mangili, Fulvia

    1992-01-01

    Con questo volume inizia une collaborazione tra Finmeccanica e McGraw-Hill per la realizzazione di una nuova collana di divulgazione scientifica. Questo primo volume, dedicato alla sensorialità delle macchine, offre al non esperto un panorama aggiornato sullo stato dell'arte della ricerca nel settore.

  5. Il programma dell'universo

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    Lloyd, Seth

    2006-01-01

    Da quando l'universo ha avuto inizio, ha cominciato a calcolare il proprio comportamento. All'inizio il computer-universo produceva strutture semplici, particelle elementari e leggi elementari della fisica; col passare del tempo ha processato "informazioni" sempre più complesse, producendo strutture sempre più intricate (galassie, stelle, pianeti), ma sempre secondo leggi semplici. Ogni cosa deve quindi la propria esistenza alla capacità intrinseca della materia e dell'energia di processare informazione. Se si decifrasse fino in fondo si potrebbe, con un computer quantistico di dimensioni ridotte, comprendere l'universo nel suo insieme.

  6. Mercury's Reference Frames After the MESSENGER Mission

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    Stark, A.; Oberst, J.; Preusker, F.; Burmeister, S.; Steinbrügge, G.; Hussmann, H.

    2018-05-01

    We provide an overview of Mercury's reference frames based on MESSENGER observations. We discuss the dynamical, the principal-axes, the ellipsoid, as well as the cartographic frame, which was adopted for MESSENGER data products.

  7. The power of virtual integration: an interview with Dell Computer's Michael Dell. Interview by Joan Magretta.

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    Dell, M

    1998-01-01

    Michael Dell started his computer company in 1984 with a simple business insight. He could bypass the dealer channel through which personal computers were then being sold and sell directly to customers, building products to order. Dell's direct model eliminated the dealer's markup and the risks associated with carrying large inventories of finished goods. In this interview, Michael Dell provides a detailed description of how his company is pushing that business model one step further, toward what he calls virtual integration. Dell is using technology and information to blur the traditional boundaries in the value chain between suppliers, manufacturers, and customers. The individual pieces of Dell's strategy--customer focus, supplier partnerships, mass customization, just-in-time manufacturing--may be all be familiar. But Michael Dell's business insight into how to combine them is highly innovative. Direct relationships with customers create valuable information, which in turn allows the company to coordinate its entire value chain back through manufacturing to product design. Dell describes how his company has come to achieve this tight coordination without the "drag effect" of ownership. Dell reaps the advantages of being vertically integrated without incurring the costs, all the while achieving the focus, agility, and speed of a virtual organization. As envisioned by Michael Dell, virtual integration may well become a new organizational model for the information age.

  8. Phenomenologies of Higgs messenger models

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    Zheng Sibo; Yu Yao; Wu Xinggang [Department of Physics, Chongqing University, Chongqing 401331 (China)

    2011-08-11

    In this Letter, we investigate the phenomenologies of models where the Higgs sector plays the role of messengers in gauge mediation. The minimal Higgs sector and its extension are considered respectively. We find that there exist viable models when an appropriate parity is imposed. Phenomenological features in these kind of models include three sum rules for scalar masses, light gluino as well as one-loop {mu} and two-loop B{mu} terms.

  9. Tutti i colori dell'universo

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    Battiston, Roberto

    2009-01-01

    A partire dal 27 ottobre, una mostra sull'osservazione e lo studio dell'universo affronta la sfida di avvicinare il grande pubblico alle conoscenze scientifiche raccolte decrifrando l'alfabeto del cosmo. (4 pages)

  10. Geodesy at Mercury with MESSENGER

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    Smith, David E.; Zuber, Maria t.; Peale, Stanley J.; Phillips, Roger J.; Solomon, Sean C.

    2006-01-01

    In 2011 the MESSENGER (MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging) spacecraft will enter Mercury orbit and begin the mapping phase of the mission. As part of its science objectives the MESSENGER mission will determine the shape and gravity field of Mercury. These observations will enable the topography and the crustal thickness to be derived for the planet and will determine the small libration of the planet about its axis, the latter critical to constraining the state of the core. These measurements require very precise positioning of the MESSENGER spacecraft in its eccentric orbit, which has a periapsis altitude as low as 200 km, an apoapsis altitude near 15,000 km, and a closest approach to the surface varying from latitude 60 to about 70 N. The X-band tracking of MESSENGER and the laser altimetry are the primary data that will be used to measure the planetary shape and gravity field. The laser altimeter, which has an expected range of 1000 to 1200 km, is expected to provide significant data only over the northern hemisphere because of MESSENGER's eccentric orbit. For the southern hemisphere, radio occultation measurements obtained as the spacecraft passes behind the planet as seen from Earth and images obtained with the imaging system will be used to provide the long-wavelength shape of the planet. Gravity, derived from the tracking data, will also have greater resolution in the northern hemisphere, but full global models for both topography and gravity will be obtained at low harmonic order and degree. The limiting factor for both gravity and topography is expected to be knowledge of the spacecraft location. Present estimations are that in a combined tracking, altimetry, and occultation solution the spacecraft position uncertainty is likely to be of order 10 m. This accuracy should be adequate for establishing an initial geodetic coordinate system for Mercury that will enable positioning of imaged features on the surface, determination of

  11. DELL : 2:1 Convertible Notebook

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    Nilsen, Aurora B.

    2017-01-01

    Bacheloroppgave i Internasjonal Markedsføring fra University of Technology, Sydney i Australia, 2017 After conducting an internal and external analysis based on primary and secondary research, the conclusion was that Dell is a strong brand in the commercial market. However, the research also concluded that Dell is facing three key issues: The blurred lines between the private and enterprise market have become more blurred as Microsoft and their Surface Pro are targeting small b...

  12. Huygens & Barrow, Newton & Hooke i primi passi dell'analisi matematica e della teoria delle catastrofi, dalle evolventi ai quasicristalli

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    Arnol'd, Vladimir Igorevich

    1996-01-01

    Il genio di Newton ha quasi fatto dimenticare i contributi, spesso molto importanti, di altri fisici matematici suoi contemporanei. In questo libro Arnold ricostruisce in maniera inedita le origini della teoria della gravitazione universale e della dimostrazione dell'ellitticità delle orbite dei pianeti, mettendo in luce il ruolo svolto da Barrow, Huyghens e Hooke e chiarendo perché esso sia stato riconosciuto solo negli anni '80 attraverso le teorie contemporanee delle singolarità dei fronti d'onda e delle relazioni che sussistono fra i gruppi di riflessione di Coxeter, il moderno calcolo delle variazioni e la teoria delle simmetrie dei quasicristalli.

  13. Nuclear Export of Messenger RNA

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    Jun Katahira

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Transport of messenger RNA (mRNA from the nucleus to the cytoplasm is an essential step of eukaryotic gene expression. In the cell nucleus, a precursor mRNA undergoes a series of processing steps, including capping at the 5' ends, splicing and cleavage/polyadenylation at the 3' ends. During this process, the mRNA associates with a wide variety of proteins, forming a messenger ribonucleoprotein (mRNP particle. Association with factors involved in nuclear export also occurs during transcription and processing, and thus nuclear export is fully integrated into mRNA maturation. The coupling between mRNA maturation and nuclear export is an important mechanism for providing only fully functional and competent mRNA to the cytoplasmic translational machinery, thereby ensuring accuracy and swiftness of gene expression. This review describes the molecular mechanism of nuclear mRNA export mediated by the principal transport factors, including Tap-p15 and the TREX complex.

  14. Nitric oxide: a physiologic messenger.

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    Lowenstein, C J; Dinerman, J L; Snyder, S H

    1994-02-01

    To review the physiologic role of nitric oxide, an unusual messenger molecule that mediates blood vessel relaxation, neurotransmission, and pathogen suppression. A MEDLINE search of articles published from 1987 to 1993 that addressed nitric oxide and the enzyme that synthesizes it, nitric oxide synthase. Animal and human studies were selected from 3044 articles to analyze the clinical importance of nitric oxide. Descriptions of the structure and function of nitric oxide synthase were selected to show how nitric oxide acts as a biological messenger molecule. Biochemical and physiologic studies were analyzed if the same results were found by three or more independent observers. Two major classes of nitric oxide synthase enzymes produce nitric oxide. The constitutive isoforms found in endothelial cells and neurons release small amounts of nitric oxide for brief periods to signal adjacent cells, whereas the inducible isoform found in macrophages releases large amounts of nitric oxide continuously to eliminate bacteria and parasites. By diffusing into adjacent cells and binding to enzymes that contain iron, nitric oxide plays many important physiologic roles. It regulates blood pressure, transmits signals between neurons, and suppresses pathogens. Excess amounts, however, can damage host cells, causing neurotoxicity during strokes and causing the hypotension associated with sepsis. Nitric oxide is a simple molecule with many physiologic roles in the cardiovascular, neurologic, and immune systems. Although the general principles of nitric oxide synthesis are known, further research is necessary to determine what role it plays in causing disease.

  15. Nuclear Export of Messenger RNA

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    Katahira, Jun

    2015-01-01

    Transport of messenger RNA (mRNA) from the nucleus to the cytoplasm is an essential step of eukaryotic gene expression. In the cell nucleus, a precursor mRNA undergoes a series of processing steps, including capping at the 5' ends, splicing and cleavage/polyadenylation at the 3' ends. During this process, the mRNA associates with a wide variety of proteins, forming a messenger ribonucleoprotein (mRNP) particle. Association with factors involved in nuclear export also occurs during transcription and processing, and thus nuclear export is fully integrated into mRNA maturation. The coupling between mRNA maturation and nuclear export is an important mechanism for providing only fully functional and competent mRNA to the cytoplasmic translational machinery, thereby ensuring accuracy and swiftness of gene expression. This review describes the molecular mechanism of nuclear mRNA export mediated by the principal transport factors, including Tap-p15 and the TREX complex. PMID:25836925

  16. Evolution of energy conversion plants; Evoluzione delle macchine per la conversione dell'energia

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    Osnaghi, C. [Milan Politecnico, Milan (Italy). Dipt. di Energetica

    2001-06-01

    The paper concerns the evolution and the future development of energy conversion plants and puts into evidence the great importance of the scientific and technological improvement in machines design, in order to optimize the use of energy resources and to improve ambient compatibility. [Italian] L'articolo descrive l'evoluzione recente e lo sviluppo futuro degli impianti di conversione dell'energia, evidenziando la grande importanza del progresso scientifico e tecnologico nella progettazione delle macchine, al fine di ottimizzare l'uso delle risorse energetiche e migliorare la compatibilita' ambientale.

  17. La funzion delle preferenze delle autorità monetarie in Italia dal 1958 al 1969.

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    P. RANUZZI DE BIANCHI

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Lo scopo principale della ricerca è quello di  costruire un modelle di comportamento delle azioni delle autorità monetarie in Italia in modo da poterlo introdurre in un modello completo del sistema economico italiano ed arrivare così ad migliore identificazione dei parametri . Inoltre, un altro vantaggio che si può ricavare è dato dall’avere messo in forma matematica le preferenze delle autorità monetarie che così possono essere usate anche in altri studi.

  18. Radiation sensitivity of messenger RNA

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    Ponta, H.; Pfennig-Yeh, M.L.; Herrlich, P.; Karlsruhe Univ.; Wagner, E.F.; Schweiger, M.

    1979-01-01

    Messenger RNA function is inactivated by irradiation with ultraviolet light. A unit length mRNA (in bases) is 2-3 times more sensitive than a unit length of DNA (in base pairs) with respect to the inactivation of template function. These data stem from four experimental systems all of which do not repair DNA: the translation of E. coli mRNA in rifampicin-treated cells, of T7 mRNA in infected E.coli, of f2 phage RNA in vivo, and of stable mRNA in chromosomeless minicells. The comparison of relative sensitivities to UV is relevant to the technique of UV mapping of transcription units which enjoys increasing popularity in pro- and eukaryotic genetic research. (orig.) [de

  19. Radiation sensitivity of messenger RNA

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    Ponta, H; Pfennig-Yeh, M L; Herrlich, P [Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe G.m.b.H. (Germany, F.R.). Inst. fuer Genetik und Toxikologie von Spaltstoffen; Karlsruhe Univ. (TH) (Germany, F.R.). Inst. fuer Genetik); Wagner, E F; Schweiger, M [Innsbruck Univ. (Austria). Inst. fuer Biochemie

    1979-08-01

    Messenger RNA function is inactivated by irradiation with ultraviolet light. A unit length mRNA (in bases) is 2-3 times more sensitive than a unit length of DNA (in base pairs) with respect to the inactivation of template function. These data stem from four experimental systems all of which do not repair DNA: the translation of E. coli mRNA in rifampicin-treated cells, of T7 mRNA in infected E.coli, of f2 phage RNA in vivo, and of stable mRNA in chromosomeless minicells. The comparison of relative sensitivities to UV is relevant to the technique of UV mapping of transcription units which enjoys increasing popularity in pro- and eukaryotic genetic research.

  20. Sweet Spot Supersymmetry and Composite Messengers

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    Ibe, Masahiro; Kitano, Ryuichiro

    2007-01-01

    Sweet spot supersymmetry is a phenomenologically and cosmologically perfect framework to realize a supersymmetric world at short distance. We discuss a class of dynamical models of supersymmetry breaking and its mediation whose low-energy effective description falls into this framework. Hadron fields in the dynamical models play a role of the messengers of the supersymmetry breaking. As is always true in the models of the sweet spot supersymmetry, the messenger scale is predicted to be 10 5 GeV ∼ mess ∼ 10 GeV. Various values of the effective number of messenger fields N mess are possible depending on the choice of the gauge group

  1. MESSENGER'S First and Second Flybys of Mercury

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    Slavin, James A.

    2009-01-01

    The MESSENGER mission to Mercury offers our first opportunity to explore this planet's miniature magnetosphere since Mariner 10's brief fly-bys in 1974-5. The magnetosphere of Mercury is the smallest in the solar system with its magnetic field typically standing off the solar wind only approximately 1000 km above the surface. An overview of the MESSENGER mission and its January 14th and October 6th, 2008 close flybys of Mercury will be provided. Primary science objectives and the science instrumentation will be described. Initial results from MESSENGER will be discussed with an emphasis on the magnetic field and charged particle measurements.

  2. Indagine sulle condizioni ambientali delle sale operatorie

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    U. Moscato

    2003-05-01

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    Obiettivi: l’esigenza di uno studio conoscitivo sull’attuale situazione dei reparti e delle sale operatorie in Italia nasce dalla necessità di ottenere le informazioni e valutare le risorse utili per la definizione di effettivi requisiti minimi o livelli minimi assistenziali. L’esigenza, inoltre, di procedure e di protocolli standardizzati ai fini della prevenzione e della tutela del personale e del degente, rappresentano altrettante istanze e finalità da cui trae origine lo studio in oggetto.

    Metodi: un questionario, composto da 186 domande a risposta multipla “chiusa”, è stato somministrato come studio pilota in circa 30 presidi ospedalieri sul territorio italiano. Attualmente è in fase di svolgimento lo studio finale, con la somministrazione del questionario alla maggior parte dei presidi ospedalieri pubblici e privati in ambito regionale. Il questionario è suddiviso in più parti compilabili separatamente: una comune riferita all’analisi di tutto il Blocco Operatorio ed una da compilarsi per ogni Sala Operatoria del Blocco. Sono rilevate informazioni sulle caratteristiche strutturali ed impiantistiche degli ambienti; sulla gestione, manutenzione ed il controllo di efficacia degli impianti e sui campionamenti eseguiti. Vengono analizzate anche l’organizzazione, l’informazione e la formazione del personale; nonché le condizioni igieniche, la disinfezione e l’efficacia del processo di sterilizzazione.

    Risultati: il 79% delle sale operatorie attualmente verificate non sono in possesso di accreditamento e/o certificazione, mentre il 50% non ha né certificato di prevenzione incendi né nulla osta provvisorio. Il 24% delle sale operatorie non possiede “sgusci” a pavimento per la sanitizzazione ambientale. L’89% delle strutture sanitarie non possiede sistemi di “rintracciabilità” del prodotto sterilizzato o, nel 39% dei casi, protocolli o procedure

  3. Mobilities

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    to social networks, personal identities, and our relationship to the built environment. The omnipresence of mobilities within everyday life, high politics, technology, and tourism (to mention but a few) all point to a key insight harnessed by the ‘mobilities turn’. Namely that mobilities is much more than......The world is on the move. This is a widespread understanding by many inhabitants of contemporary society across the Globe. But what does it actually mean? During over one decade the ‘mobilities turn’ within the social sciences have provided a new set of insights into the repercussions of mobilities...... and environmental degradation. The spaces and territories marked by mobilities as well as the sites marked by the bypassing of such are explored. Moreover, the architectural and technological dimensions to infrastructures and sites of mobilities will be included as well as the issues of power, social exclusion...

  4. La mente nuova dell'imperatore

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    Penrose, Roger

    1992-01-01

    Mente umana e intelligenza artificiale: si tratta di due realtà comparabili? A quali leggi della fisica (classica o quantistica) obbedisce la nostra mente? Un giorno i computer potranno ragionare esattamente come noi? In questo libro di divulgazione scientifica, che al suo apparire ha provocato vivaci polemiche, l'autore afferma che la "mente nuova", che l'intelligenza artificiale sostiene di poterci dare, è qualcosa di profondamente diverso dalla mente dell'uomo.

  5. Energy and telecommunications public services; Servizi pubblici nei settori dell'energia e delle telecomunicazioni

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    Salini, M. P. [Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi SpA, Rapporti Istituzionali per l' Italia e l' Unione Europea, Milan (Italy)

    2001-03-01

    The aim of this work is the evolution of the energy and telecommunication public services. The article runs through the main stages in the public services' history and shows how open market rules may cause the future dissolution of public service notion. The conclusion wishes the hastening of public services privatisation and a Corporate Governance reform as a mean to pursue general interest. [Italian] Oggetto di questo lavoro e' l'evoluzione dei servizi pubblici nei settori dell'energia e delle telecomunicazioni. Se ne ripercorrono le principali tappe storiche e si evidenzia come le regole di apertura dei mercati possano causare la dissoluzione del concetto di servizio pubblico. Le conclusioni sottolineano la necessita' di accelerare la privatizzazione dei servizi pubblici e la riforma della Corporate Governance come strumento per il raggiungimento dell'interesse generale.

  6. Higgs mass from neutrino-messenger mixing

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    Byakti, Pritibhajan; Khosa, Charanjit K.; Mummidi, V.S.; Vempati, Sudhir K.

    2017-01-01

    The discovery of the Higgs particle at 125 GeV has put strong constraints on minimal messenger models of gauge mediation, pushing the stop masses into the multi-TeV regime. Extensions of these models with matter-messenger mixing terms have been proposed to generate a large trilinear parameter, A t , relaxing these constraints. The detailed survey of these models (DOI: 10.1007/JHEP05(2013)055; 10.1007/JHEP08(2013)093 ) so far considered messenger mixings with only MSSM superfields. In the present work, we extend the survey to MSSM with inverse-seesaw mechanism. The neutrino-sneutrino corrections to the Higgs mass in the inverse seesaw model are not significant in the minimal gauge mediation model, unless one considers messenger-matter interaction terms. We classify all possible models with messenger-matter interactions and perform thorough numerical analysis to find out the promising models. We found that out of the 17 possible models 9 of them can lead to Higgs mass within the observed value without raising the sfermion masses significantly. The successful models have stop masses ∼1.5 TeV with small or negligible mixing and yet a light CP even Higgs at 125 GeV.

  7. Higgs mass from neutrino-messenger mixing

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    Byakti, Pritibhajan [Center for High Energy Physics, Indian Institute of Science,C.V. Raman Ave, Bangalore 560012 (India); Department of Theoretical Physics, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science,2A & 2B Raja S.C. Mullick Road, Kolkata 700 032 (India); Khosa, Charanjit K. [Center for High Energy Physics, Indian Institute of Science,C.V. Raman Ave, Bangalore 560012 (India); Mummidi, V.S. [Harish-Chandra Research Institute,Chhatnag Road, Jhusi, Allahabad 211019 (India); Vempati, Sudhir K. [Center for High Energy Physics, Indian Institute of Science,C.V. Raman Ave, Bangalore 560012 (India)

    2017-03-06

    The discovery of the Higgs particle at 125 GeV has put strong constraints on minimal messenger models of gauge mediation, pushing the stop masses into the multi-TeV regime. Extensions of these models with matter-messenger mixing terms have been proposed to generate a large trilinear parameter, A{sub t}, relaxing these constraints. The detailed survey of these models (DOI: 10.1007/JHEP05(2013)055; 10.1007/JHEP08(2013)093 ) so far considered messenger mixings with only MSSM superfields. In the present work, we extend the survey to MSSM with inverse-seesaw mechanism. The neutrino-sneutrino corrections to the Higgs mass in the inverse seesaw model are not significant in the minimal gauge mediation model, unless one considers messenger-matter interaction terms. We classify all possible models with messenger-matter interactions and perform thorough numerical analysis to find out the promising models. We found that out of the 17 possible models 9 of them can lead to Higgs mass within the observed value without raising the sfermion masses significantly. The successful models have stop masses ∼1.5 TeV with small or negligible mixing and yet a light CP even Higgs at 125 GeV.

  8. Radio frequency and electromagnetic fields exposure, health risk; Esposizione dell'uomo ai campi elettromagnetici prodotti dai sistemi di telefonia cellulare

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    Bernardi, P.; Cavagnaro, P.; Pisa, S.; Piuzzi, E. [Rome Unvi. (Italy). Dipt. di Ingegneria Elettronica

    1999-08-01

    Health risk for humane exposure at electromagnetic field generate from mobile telephones is very particular. In this work are presented the most important results of research. [Italian] La protezione dell'uomo dall'esposizione di campi elettromagnetici prodotti dai sistemi di telefonia mobile presenta caratteristiche del tutto particolari. Bisogna infatti considerare un duplice apetto: da un lato l'esposizione della popolazione ai campi prodotti dalle antenne trasmittenti delle stazioni radio base e, dall'altro, l'esposizione del singolo utente all'apparato portatile. Insieme all'esame di tali problemi, in questo lavoro vengono presentati i risultati piu' significativi delle ricerche fino ad oggi sviluppate per fornire una base razionale alle normative di protezione e si accenna all'attuale evoluzione della ricerca nel campo.

  9. Multi-Messenger Astronomy with Gravitational Waves

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    Sound + images show Bailey was out in the India-Australia match on 12 Jan 2016. Image credit: Rediff / Fox news / Twitter. Page 10. Electromagnetic follow up: the Indian context. Page 11. Multi-Messenger Astronomy with Gravitational Waves | LIGO-G1601377-v2. Varun Bhalerao (IUCAA) | 1 July 2016. 11. 20 – 60 keV:.

  10. Messenger RNA surveillance: neutralizing natural nonsense

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    Weischelfeldt, Joachim Lütken; Lykke-Andersen, Jens; Porse, Bo

    2005-01-01

    Messenger RNA transcripts that contain premature stop codons are degraded by a process termed nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD). Although previously thought of as a pathway that rids the cell of non-functional mRNAs arising from mutations and processing errors, new research suggests a more general...

  11. 12 CFR 7.1012 - Messenger service.

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    2010-01-01

    ... service” means any service, such as a courier service or armored car service, used by a national bank and... service do not advertise, or otherwise represent, that the bank itself is providing the service, although the bank may advertise that its customers may use one or more third party messenger services to...

  12. Messenger RNA 3' end formation in plants.

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    Hunt, A G

    2008-01-01

    Messenger RNA 3' end formation is an integral step in the process that gives rise to mature, translated messenger RNAs in eukaryotes. With this step, a pre-messenger RNA is processed and polyadenylated, giving rise to a mature mRNA bearing the characteristic poly(A) tract. The poly(A) tract is a fundamental feature of mRNAs, participating in the process of translation initiation and being the focus of control mechanisms that define the lifetime of mRNAs. Thus messenger RNA 3' end formation impacts two steps in mRNA biogenesis and function. Moreover, mRNA 3' end formation is something of a bridge that integrates numerous other steps in mRNA biogenesis and function. While the process is essential for the expression of most genes, it is also one that is subject to various forms of regulation, such that both quantitative and qualitative aspects of gene expression may be modulated via the polyadenylation complex. In this review, the current status of understanding of mRNA 3' end formation in plants is discussed. In particular, the nature of mRNA 3' ends in plants is reviewed, as are recent studies that are beginning to yield insight into the functioning and regulation of plant polyadenylation factor subunits.

  13. 75 FR 28657 - Dell Products LP-Parmer North Location, a Subsidiary of Dell, Inc., Including On-Site Leased...

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    2010-05-21

    ... Spherion Corporation; Round Rock, TX; Dell Products LP--Parmer North One; Austin, TX; Amended Certification... Products LP--Parmer North Location, a Subsidiary of Dell, Inc., Including On-Site Leased Workers From... Act of 1974, as amended (``Act''), 19 U.S.C. 2273, the Department of Labor issued a Certification of...

  14. Coulomb interactions between cytoplasmic electric fields and phosphorylated messenger proteins optimize information flow in cells.

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    Robert A Gatenby

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Normal cell function requires timely and accurate transmission of information from receptors on the cell membrane (CM to the nucleus. Movement of messenger proteins in the cytoplasm is thought to be dependent on random walk. However, Brownian motion will disperse messenger proteins throughout the cytosol resulting in slow and highly variable transit times. We propose that a critical component of information transfer is an intracellular electric field generated by distribution of charge on the nuclear membrane (NM. While the latter has been demonstrated experimentally for decades, the role of the consequent electric field has been assumed to be minimal due to a Debye length of about 1 nanometer that results from screening by intracellular Cl- and K+. We propose inclusion of these inorganic ions in the Debye-Huckel equation is incorrect because nuclear pores allow transit through the membrane at a rate far faster than the time to thermodynamic equilibrium. In our model, only the charged, mobile messenger proteins contribute to the Debye length.Using this revised model and published data, we estimate the NM possesses a Debye-Huckel length of a few microns and find this is consistent with recent measurement using intracellular nano-voltmeters. We demonstrate the field will accelerate isolated messenger proteins toward the nucleus through Coulomb interactions with negative charges added by phosphorylation. We calculate transit times as short as 0.01 sec. When large numbers of phosphorylated messenger proteins are generated by increasing concentrations of extracellular ligands, we demonstrate they generate a self-screening environment that regionally attenuates the cytoplasmic field, slowing movement but permitting greater cross talk among pathways. Preliminary experimental results with phosphorylated RAF are consistent with model predictions.This work demonstrates that previously unrecognized Coulomb interactions between phosphorylated messenger

  15. MESSENGER at Mercury: Early Orbital Operations

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    McNutt, Ralph L., Jr; Solomon, Sean C.; Bedini, Peter D.; Anderson, Brian J.; Blewett, David T.; Evans, Larry G.; Gold, Robert E.; Krimigis, Stamatios M.; Murchie, Scott L.; Nittler, Larry R.; hide

    2013-01-01

    The MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft, launched in August 2004 under NASA's Discovery Program, was inserted into orbit about the planet Mercury in March 2011. MESSENGER's three flybys of Mercury in 2008-2009 marked the first spacecraft visits to the innermost planet since the Mariner 10 flybys in 1974-1975. The unprecedented orbital operations are yielding new insights into the nature and evolution of Mercury. The scientific questions that frame the MESSENGER mission led to the mission measurement objectives to be achieved by the seven payload instruments and the radio science experiment. Interweaving the full set of required orbital observations in a manner that maximizes the opportunity to satisfy all mission objectives and yet meet stringent spacecraft pointing and thermal constraints was a complex optimization problem that was solved with a software tool that simulates science observations and tracks progress toward meeting each objective. The final orbital observation plan, the outcome of that optimization process, meets all mission objectives. MESSENGER's Mercury Dual Imaging System is acquiring a global monochromatic image mosaic at better than 90% coverage and at least 250 m average resolution, a global color image mosaic at better than 90% coverage and at least 1 km average resolution, and global stereo imaging at better than 80% coverage and at least 250 m average resolution. Higher-resolution images are also being acquired of targeted areas. The elemental remote sensing instruments, including the Gamma-Ray and Neutron Spectrometer and the X-Ray Spectrometer, are being operated nearly continuously and will establish the average surface abundances of most major elements. The Visible and Infrared Spectrograph channel of MESSENGER's Mercury Atmospheric and Surface Composition Spectrometer is acquiring a global map of spectral reflectance from 300 to 1450 nm wavelength at a range of incidence and emission

  16. On cryptographic security of end-to-end encrypted connections in WhatsApp and Telegram messengers

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    Sergey V. Zapechnikov

    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this work is to analyze the available possibilities for improving secure messaging with end-to-end connections under conditions of external violator actions and distrusted service provider. We made a comparative analysis of cryptographic security mechanisms for two widely used messengers: Telegram and WhatsApp. It was found that Telegram is based on MTProto protocol, while WhatsApp is based on the alternative Signal protocol. We examine the specific features of messengers implementation associated with random number generation on the most popular Android mobile platform. It was shown that Signal has better security properties. It is used in several other popular messengers such as TextSecure, RedPhone, GoogleAllo, FacebookMessenger, Signal along with WhatsApp. A number of possible attacks on both messengers were analyzed in details. In particular, we demonstrate that the metadata are poorly protected in both messengers. Metadata security may be one of the goals for further studies.

  17. ALLTALK™- A Windows Phone Messenger With Cross Language Communication For Customer Care Services

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    Akhil Abraham; Royston Pinto

    2014-01-01

    In day to day life, messengers or chatting applications provide facility for instant messaging over the internet. Exchange of messages takes place in universally used languages like English, French, etc. where both the users know how to communicate in a common language. Thus chatting on mobile phones is a luxury when both the parties involved know a common language. When any company wants to provide customer care services to its customer they use mediums like talking to the cu...

  18. Messengers of the universe: Session IV Summary

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    Bernardini, Elisa; Serpico, Pasquale Dario

    2013-01-01

    Being stable, light and neutral weakly interacting particles, neutrinos are ideal messengers of the deep universe and a channel of choice in particular to explore the very high energy Galactic and Extragalactic sky, playing a synergic role most notably with gamma-ray observations. Neutrino astronomy—long after the SN1987A detection in the MeV range—is mature enough for decisive tests of astrophysical paradigms. Its current status constitutes one of the two big pillars of the “Messengers of the universe” session of the Neutrino Oscillation Workshop 2012. Neutrinos may also play a role in some cosmological contexts, such as the early universe and the dark matter problem. We review both aspects in this session summary report

  19. Bacterial nucleotide-based second messengers.

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    Pesavento, Christina; Hengge, Regine

    2009-04-01

    In all domains of life nucleotide-based second messengers transduce signals originating from changes in the environment or in intracellular conditions into appropriate cellular responses. In prokaryotes cyclic di-GMP has emerged as an important and ubiquitous second messenger regulating bacterial life-style transitions relevant for biofilm formation, virulence, and many other bacterial functions. This review describes similarities and differences in the architecture of the cAMP, (p)ppGpp, and c-di-GMP signaling systems and their underlying signaling principles. Moreover, recent advances in c-di-GMP-mediated signaling will be presented and the integration of c-di-GMP signaling with other nucleotide-based signaling systems will be discussed.

  20. The Energy Messenger, Number 1, Volume 4

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    Stancil, J.

    1995-01-01

    'The Energy Messenger' is a Department of Energy publication on energy activities of interest to American Indians. The first issue of 1995 (in a magazine format) includes articles on: tribes winning grants to develop energy resources, recruiting of internships for DOE, information about Title XXVI-Indian Energy Resources, American Indian Heritage Month, tribal perspective on DOE actions, joint ventures between tribes and the DOE, and brief description of recent DOE activities

  1. The Energy Messenger, Number 1, Volume 4

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    Stancil, J. [ed.

    1995-01-01

    `The Energy Messenger` is a Department of Energy publication on energy activities of interest to American Indians. The first issue of 1995 (in a magazine format) includes articles on: tribes winning grants to develop energy resources, recruiting of internships for DOE, information about Title XXVI-Indian Energy Resources, American Indian Heritage Month, tribal perspective on DOE actions, joint ventures between tribes and the DOE, and brief description of recent DOE activities.

  2. Holographic gauge mediation via strongly coupled messengers

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    McGuirk, Paul; Shiu, Gary; Sumitomo, Yoske

    2010-01-01

    We consider a relative of semidirect gauge mediation where the hidden sector exists at large 't Hooft coupling. Such scenarios can be difficult to describe using perturbative field theory methods but may fall into the class of holographic gauge mediation scenarios, meaning that they are amenable to the techniques of gauge/gravity duality. We use a recently found gravity solution to examine one such case, where the hidden sector is a cascading gauge theory resulting in a confinement scale not much smaller than the messenger mass. In the original construction of holographic gauge mediation, as in other examples of semidirect gauge mediation at strong coupling, the primary contributions to visible sector soft terms come from weakly coupled messenger mesons. In contrast to these examples, we describe the dual of a gauge theory where there are significant contributions from scales in which the strongly coupled messenger quarks are the effective degrees of freedom. In this regime, the visible sector gaugino mass can be calculated entirely from holography.

  3. L'Osservatorio delle disuguaglianze dell'Azienda USL di Ferrara

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    A. De Togni

    2003-05-01

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    È ormai riconosciuto che bassa condizione socio-economica e limitato sviluppo culturale possono agire negativamente sul benessere individuale e sul livello di salute collettiva e determinano criticità nell’accesso alle cure, fenomeni che appaiono prevedibili, prevenibili e correggibili per migliorare la qualità e l’efficienza del sistema sanitario. Nell’area ferrarese sono presenti situazioni di svantaggio relativo non riconosciute e di difficile individuazione, il cui miglioramento si tradurrebbe in un beneficio sia per la condizione individuale che per la collettività.

    Obiettivi: la direzione sanitaria ed il Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica dell’Azienda USL e l’Università degli Studi di Ferrara hanno dato vita al progetto “Osservatorio sulle disuguaglianze” allo scopo di sperimentare nuove modalità informative, più agili e tempestive delle rilevazioni censuarie, per individuare aree geografiche e/o fasce di popolazione verso le quali promuovere azioni di contrasto alle disuguaglianze in salute.

    Metodi: l’osservatorio prevede inizialmente tre sottoprogetti: 1. accesso agli screening femminili per definire i determinanti socio-ambientali e culturali delle donne non rispondenti; 2. salute neonati che, sulla base del nuovo certificato di assistenza al parto (CEDAP, mira a valutare situazioni di disuguaglianza in una fascia di età molto fragile; 3. coinvolgimento di medici di medicina generale (MMG, aderenti volontariamente all’indagine, nella raccolta sistematica di informazioni utili a monitorare il fenomeno delle disuguaglianze nella popolazione ferrarese. Risultati: l’attività dell’osservatorio è iniziata nell’aprile 2003 con l’elaborazione di un questionario da presentare alle donne non aderenti allo screening dei tumori del collo uterino e con la valutazione delle modalità di somministrazione del questionario (postale o telefonico avvalendosi della

  4. Primo numero di Asimmetrie, la nuova rivista dell'Infn

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    2006-01-01

    "Un nuovo mezzo messo a disposizione dall'Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare per far comprendere al grande pubblico ciò che avviene alle frontiere della ricerca in fisica nucleare e delle particelle." (1 page)

  5. La responsabilità sociale delle imprese multinazionali

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    Pauciulo, Domenico

    2013-01-01

    Il lavoro è volto a mettere in luce le problematiche connesse all’attività delle imprese multinazionali e alla sussistenza in capo alle stesse di una responsabilità sociale internazionale (RSI). Nell’attuale panorama economico e politico mondiale, caratterizzato dalla globalizzazione e dalla stretta interdipendenza dei mercati, dalla sempre più frequente internazionalizzazione dei processi produttivi e aziendali e dalla contestuale operatività delle società in più Paesi, dalla accresciuta...

  6. 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...

  7. Delibazione delle sentenze ecclesiastiche e (prolungata convivenza tra i coniugi

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    Natascia Marchei

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available SOMMARIO: 1. Premessa: le questioni sostanziali sottostanti – 2. Le oscillanti (ma non troppo posizioni della giurisprudenza di legittimità fino alla sentenza delle Sezioni Unite 18 luglio 2008, n. 19809  - 3. I recenti interventi della Corte di Cassazione (la sentenza delle Sezioni Unite 18 luglio 2008, n. 19809 e la sentenza della I sezione 20 gennaio 2011, n. 1343 - 4. Brevi considerazioni conclusive.

  8. Ruolo delle nuove tecnologie basate sugli ultrasuoni nella valutazione dell'ipertensione portale nei pazienti con epatopatia cronica

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    Allegretti, Giulia

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    Introduzione – Nei pazienti con epatopatia cronica, l'ipertensione portale rappresenta la causa delle principali complicanze (sanguinamento da varici, ascite, encefalopatia epatica) che, insieme all’epatocarcinoma, costituiscono la causa più importante di ospedalizzazione e mortalità. Le metodiche gold-standard per la valutazione dell’ipertensione portale sono la misurazione del gradiente di pressione venosa epatica (HVPG) mediante cateterismo delle vene sovraepatiche e l’esofagogastroduodeno...

  9. Pathophysiological implications of the chemical messengers

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    2009-01-01

    To maintain a physical organization and a different composition of its surroundings environment, living beings use a great part of the energy that they produce. Vital processes require an elevated number of reactions which are regulated and integrated by chemical messengers. They use autocrine, paracrine, endocrine and synaptic signals through receptors of cell surface, nuclear or associated with ionic channels, enzymes, trim eric G proteins and to intracellular kinases. Through these mechanisms pheromones play an important role in the relationships between different individuals, and hormones are able to regulate the integrative functions of our organism. In the nervous system, neurotransmitters, neuromodulators, sensors and receptors between other messengers, play functions of great relevance, while growth factors stimulate cell proliferation and cytokines have many effects but the most important is the ones related with the control of the immflamatory process. Alterations of these messengers permit us a better understanding of the diseases and possibly of its treatments in a near future. Modifications of the expression of genes from the nuclear and mitochondrial genomes are responsible of monogenic, polygenic and mitochondrial diseases, while alterations in the activities of dopamine and serotonin neurotransmitters are related with schizophrenia, Parkinson disease and depression, respectively. Other example is the hyperthyroidism of the Graves-Bassedow disease due to the competitive interference of the LATS immunoglobulin with TSH at the level of the follicular cells producing thyroid hormones Twenty five years ago in the reviews on the mechanisms of insulin action, there was presentations in which the insulin receptor was located in the plasma membrane of the target cells while in the cytoplasm only a big interrogative was observed, that at present is replaced by chemical mediators cascades responsible of the multiple effects of insulin. This finding is similar

  10. Mercury's Na Exosphere from MESSENGER Data

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    Killen, Rosemary M.; Burger, M. H.; Cassidy, T. A.; Sarantos, M.; Vervack, R. J.; McClintock, W. El; Merkel, A. W.; Sprague, A. L.; Solomon, S. C.

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    MESSENGER entered orbit about Mercury on March 18, 2011. Since then, the Ultraviolet and Visible Spectrometer (UWS) channel of MESSENGER's Mercury Atmospheric and Surface Composition Spectrometer (MASCS) has been observing Mercury's exosphere nearly continuously. Daily measurements of Na brightness were fitted with non-uniform exospheric models. With Monte Carlo sampling we traced the trajectories of a representative number of test particles, generally one million per run per source process, until photoionization, escape from the gravitational well, or permanent sticking at the surface removed the atom from the simulation. Atoms were assumed to partially thermally accommodate on each encounter with the surface with accommodation coefficient 0.25. Runs for different assumed source processes are run separately, scaled and co-added. Once these model results were saved onto a 3D grid, we ran lines of sight from the MESSENGER spacecraft :0 infinity using the SPICE kernels and we computed brightness integrals. Note that only particles that contribute to the measurement can be constrained with our method. Atoms and molecules produced on the nightside must escape the shadow in order to scatter light if the excitation process is resonant-light scattering, as assumed here. The aggregate distribution of Na atoms fits a 1200 K gas, with a PSD distribution, along with a hotter component. Our models constrain the hot component, assumed to be impact vaporization, to be emitted with a 2500 K Maxwellian. Most orbits show a dawnside enhancement in the hot component broadly spread over the leading hemisphere. However, on some dates there is no dawn/dusk asymmetry. The portion of the hot/cold source appears to be highly variable.

  11. Gravitational Waves and Multi-Messenger Astronomy

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    Centrella, Joan M.

    2010-01-01

    Gravitational waves are produced by a wide variety of sources throughout the cosmos, including the mergers of black hole and neutron star binaries/compact objects spiraling into central black holes in galactic nuclei, close compact binaries/and phase transitions and quantum fluctuations in the early universe. Observing these signals can bring new, and often very precise, information about their sources across vast stretches of cosmic time. In this talk we will focus on thee opening of this gravitational-wave window on the universe, highlighting new opportunities for discovery and multi-messenger astronomy.

  12. Multi-Messenger Astronomy and Dark Matter

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    Bergström, Lars

    This chapter presents the elaborated lecture notes on Multi-Messenger Astronomy and Dark Matter given by Lars Bergström at the 40th Saas-Fee Advanced Course on "Astrophysics at Very High Energies". One of the main problems of astrophysics and astro-particle physics is that the nature of dark matter remains unsolved. There are basically three complementary approaches to try to solve this problem. One is the detection of new particles with accelerators, the second is the observation of various types of messengers from radio waves to gamma-ray photons and neutrinos, and the third is the use of ingenious experiments for direct detection of dark matter particles. After giving an introduction to the particle universe, the author discusses the relic density of particles, basic cross sections for neutrinos and gamma-rays, supersymmetric dark matter, detection methods for neutralino dark matter, particular dark matter candidates, the status of dark matter detection, a detailled calculation on an hypothetical "Saas-Fee Wimp", primordial black holes, and gravitational waves.

  13. Il lavoro delle donne: avanzamenti e contraddittorietà delle normative e della loro applicazione

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    Full Text Available Il contributo propone un‟illustrazione dell‟attuale condizione delle donne nel mercato del lavoro, testimoniando la persistenza della disparità di genere in ambito lavorativo, seppur in vesti nuove da quelle che avevano alimentato il modello del glass ceiling per descrivere la diversa condizione di uomini e donne nel contesto produttivo. Ripercor-rendo le metafore utilizzate in letteratura per simboleggiare tale realtà, e i recenti contri-buti di ricerca sul tema, ci si interroga sugli aspetti di avanzamento e contraddittorietà delle recenti normative europee in tema di pari opportunità e sulle condizioni di effica-cia ed efficienza degli organismi a tutela della parità di genere. Alla luce anche dei di-versi effetti prodotti dall‟attuale condizione di crisi economica sugli uomini e sulle don-ne, si costruisce, pertanto, un modello interpretativo che evidenzia aspetti paradossali ed evidenti gap tra dimensioni normative e fattuali, sottolineando come l‟esperienza della maternità e l‟alimentarsi di nuovi stereotipi di genere connessi all‟immagine della donna lavoratrice producano un tessuto culturale ancora fortemente discriminante, in una cor-nice di labirintica precarietà lavorativa femminile.

  14. Os trigonum tarsi syndrome. Magnetic Resonance features; Sindrome dell'os trigonum tarsi. Ruolo della Risonanza Magnetica

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    Iovane, A.; Finazzo, M.; Carcione, A.; De Maria, M; Lagalla, R. [Palermo Policlinico Univ. P. Giaccone, Palermo (Italy). Ist. di Radiologia; Midiri, M. [Bari Policlinico Univ., Bari (Italy). Ist. di Radiologia

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    aspect of the tibia, or hypo mobility to pseudoarthrosis. Forced plantar flexion acquisitions are particularly useful in this condition because can demonstrate the mechanism of injury. [Italian] L'os trigonum tarsi e' un osso accessorio del piede localizzato in sede posterolaterale rispetto al tubercolo esterno dell'astragalo e di solito non da' alcuna sintomatologia. In particolari condizioni, che comportano sollecitazioni o microtraumi ripetuti nel tempo a livello del retropiede puo' essere responsabile di talalgia posteriore realizzando la cosidetta sindrome dell'os trigonum tarsi. Il dolore e' localizzato nella sede preachillea. La diagnosi tuttavia risulta particolarmente complessa i quanto numerose altre forme patologiche si manifestano con la medesima sintomatologia clinica. Con la radiologia tradizionale e' possibile dimostrare la presenza dell'os trigonum e le sue eventuali alterazioni morfo-strutturali. La RM (Risonanza Magnetica) di contro consente non solo di identificare le alterazioni strutturali dell'osso ma anche di riconoscere le lesioni associate dei tessuti molli. Sono stati studiati con RM nove pazienti affetti da sindrome dell'os trigonum tarsi. I pazienti sono stati esaminati nella posizione supina con il piede in posizione indifferente e successivamente bloccato nella flessione plantare. Lo studio e' stato condotto con magnete superconduttivo da 0,5 T impiegando una bobina dedicata per le estremita'. Sono state utilizzate sequenze spin-echo T1, gradient-echo T2* e fast inversion recovery secondo piani di scansione assiali e saggitali. In tutti i pazienti esaminati sono state valutate: sede e morfologia dell'os trigonum; caratteristiche dell'intensita' del segnale delle strutture ossee, cartilaginee e dei tessuti adiacenti; presenza di eventuali lesioni tendinee associate. Non sono state osservate anomalie di sede ne' di forma dell'os trigonum. L

  15. 1799-1999 Bicentenario dell'invenzione della pila ad opera di Alessandro Volta

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    Montalbetti, Claudia

    1998-01-01

    In questo articolo è descritto, dal punto di vista tecnico, il sito Web Volta99, sito ufficiale delle celebrazioni per il bicentenario dell'invenzione della pila ad opera di Alessandro Volta. Indirizzo: http://www.cilea.it/volta99.

  16. Mercury's Interior from MESSENGER Radio Science Data

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    Genova, A.; Mazarico, E.; Goossens, S. J.; Lemoine, F. G.; Neumann, G. A.; Smith, D. E.; Zuber, M. T.

    2017-12-01

    The MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft provided precise radio tracking data in orbit about Mercury for more than 4 years, from March 2011 to April 2015. These geodetic measurements enable us to investigate the interior structure of the planet from the inner core to the crust. The first three years of radio data allowed us to determine the gravity field of Mercury with a resolution of 150 km in the northern hemisphere (degree and order 50 in spherical harmonics) since the periapsis was located at higher latitudes (>65˚N) and 200-500 km altitudes. The comparison of this gravity solution with Mercury's topography, which was retrieved by using over 25 million individual measurements of the Mercury Laser Altimeter (MLA), resulted in a preliminary map of the crustal thickness of the planet. However, those results were limited by the resolution of the gravity field since the topography was defined in spherical harmonics up to degree and order 125. The last year of the MESSENGER extended mission was dedicated to a low-altitude campaign, where the spacecraft periapsis was maintained at altitudes between 25 and 100 km. The radio data collected during this mission phase allowed us to significantly improve the resolution of the gravity field locally in the northern hemisphere up to degree and order 100 in spherical harmonics. We present the gravity anomalies and crustal thickness maps that lead to a better understanding on the formation and evolution of specific regions. We present our estimated orientation model, which slightly differs from the solutions that were obtained by using Earth-based radar measurements and the co-registration of MESSENGER imaging and altimetry data. These previous estimates provide a direct measurement of the surface response, whereas the orientation model from gravity is more sensitive to the inner and outer core. A discrepancy between core and surface obliquities may provide fundamental

  17. Il valore dell'eBook

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    Nicola Cavalli

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    Full Text Available ItQuanto vale un e-book? Quale valore percepisce chi compra e usa gli e-book? Comprare un libro o un e-book è una scelta che i lettori oggi si trovano a fare quotidianamente: la diffusione degli e-book reader a prezzi accessibili e la proposta sempre più varia dei piccoli e grandi editori sta cambiando la percezione del valore commerciale dell'oggetto libro e del valore attribuito dal consumatore finale al lavoro di intermediazione delle case editrici e della distribuzione. Sorgono sistemi "alternativi" di condivisione dei testi digitali, che sfruttano la rete Internet, celebrati come democratici o demonizzati come pirateria illegale, ma sicuramente rispondenti a quello che è il cambio di prospettiva, di percezione, di abitudini di consumo del lettore. Quanto si può parlare, dunque, di pirateria nel mercato degli e-book? E quanto, invece, è importante che l'industria editoriale tenga in considerazione la risposta del consumatore? La presente ricerca si è posta l’obiettivo di svolgere una indagine esplorativa su questi temi, che stanno assumendo un rilievo sempre maggiore all’interno dell’opinione pubblica, e che sono destinati in futuro ad incidere in modo sempre più diretto sull’evoluzione economica e professionale dell’intero settore editoriale. L’indagine ha visto, in questa prima fase, l’utilizzo di un questionario diffuso online sui social network, in siti e forum dedicati alla lettura, attraverso mailing list di gruppi di interesse, con il primo obiettivo di precisare il profilo di quell’avanguardia di lettori forti e che si muovono agilmente tra il cartaceo e il digitale, raccogliere informazioni rispetto alle loro abitudini di ricerca di nuove letture e descriverne le dinamiche di matchmaking preliminari all’acquisto. In aggiunta, si è indagata la consistenza di pratiche di prestito e condivisione dei libri, l’appoggio a sistemi tradizionali, come quello bibliotecario, o la decisa svolta verso sistemi di

  18. Particelle e interazioni fondamentali Il mondo delle particelle

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    Braibant, Sylvie; Spurio, Maurizio

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    Il libro intende fornire le conoscenze teoriche e fenomenologiche di base della struttura della materia a livello subatomico, presentando in maniera coordinata concetti e caratteristiche della fisica nucleare e della fisica delle particelle. Partendo da un livello di base (nomenclatura, classificazione, tecniche di accelerazione e di rivelazione delle particelle), si passano in rassegna le proprietà delle interazioni fondamentali (elettromagnetica, debole e forte). Vengono descritti poi i risultati che confermano il Modello Standard del microcosmo, per terminare con i problemi ancora aperti. Questa seconda edizione, riveduta, corretta e ampliata, nasce a seguito della traduzione in Inglese del libro effettuata dagli stessi autori. Oltre ad una rilettura critica e accurata di ogni paragrafo (necessaria quando si vuole esprimere in altra lingua un concetto), abbiamo inserito alcune figure nuove e una sezione che si riferisce ai primi risultati di fisica ottenuti con l'acceleratore LHC al CERN. Il numero di ese...

  19. L’Igea delle Terme Milano: il contesto di rinvenimento

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    Full Text Available Lʹarticolo prende in esame il contesto di rinvenimento della testa marmorea di Igea recentemente scoperta a Gortina. In particolare intende fornire un quadro generale delle diverse fasi evolutive delle cosiddette Terme Milano e dell’area da esse occupata, dal punto di vista stratigrafico e cronologico. L’attenzione è volta per lo più alle ultime campagne di scavo, che hanno interessato l’area orientale delle Terme. L’articolo presenta inoltre una descrizione specifica del muro all’interno del quale è stata rinvenuta la scultura ed i confronti con altre strutture simili e coeve rinvenute nel sito di Gortina, con particolare attenzione alla comune tecnica costruttiva.

  20. Particelle e interazioni fondamentali Il mondo delle particelle

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    Braibant, Sylvie; Spurio, Maurizio

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    Il libro intende fornire le conoscenze teoriche e fenomenologiche di base della struttura della materia a livello subatomico, presentando in maniera coordinata concetti e caratteristiche della fisica nucleare e della fisica delle particelle elementari. Partendo da un livello di base (nomenclatura, classificazione, tecniche di accelerazione e di rivelazione delle particelle elementari), si passano in rassegna le proprietà delle interazioni fondamentali (elettromagnetica, debole e forte). Vengono descritti poi i risultati che confermano il Modello Standard del microcosmo, per terminare con i problemi ancora aperti. Per esempio, la violazione di CP attualmente misurata non spiega l’asimmetria materia-antimateria dell’Universo osservata; le oscillazioni dei neutrini e la quantità di materia oscura prevista dalla cosmologia sembrano richiedere qualcosa oltre il Modello Standard. Il libro è organizzato in modo da coprire gli argomenti dei corsi di Fisica Nucleare e Subnucleare della Laurea in Fisica, e dei c...

  1. Introduzione al laboratorio di fisica misure e teoria delle incertezze

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    Ciullo, Giuseppe

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    Frutto dell'esperienza decennale come supporto per la didattica di laboratori di fisica sia a livello di corsi triennali che di corsi di laurea magistrale, il libro si è concretizzato nella "responsabilità" di tali corsi di laboratorio per fornire un opera di utilizzo dei vari strumenti, che un approccio sperimentale alla fisica richiede. Si parte dalla descrizione delle problematiche delle incertezze in modo operativo e si introducono i concetti fondamentali per l'analisi dei dati e la misura. Invece di una serie dispersiva di testi, con approcci, convenzioni e simbolismi differenti, poco fruibili per l'applicazione diretta ad un laboratorio dei primi anni, il libro fornisce le indicazioni utili per affrontare lo studio dei fenomeni fisici in modo immediato, fornendo anche indicazioni rigorose e giustificazioni teoriche. Lo stimolo teorico-pratico, che uno sperimentale-scienziato deve percepire, non esula dal comprendere problematiche di maggiore approfondimento. L'opera rende fruibili concetti e strumenti...

  2. TEMPI DI TRAGITTO DELLE ONDE P* E SPESSORE DELLO STRATO DEL GRANITO NELL'ITALIA CENTRALE

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    L. Marcelli

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    Full Text Available Proseguendo lo studio del terremoto del Gran Sasso d'Italia del5 settembre 1950 si rilevano alcune caratteristiche sismiche dell'Italiacentrale.Si determina la profondità ipocentrale con il metodo dell'angolodi emergenza. Indi si costruisce la dromocrona delle P* e si calcolalo spessore dello strato del granito relativamente alla zona.

  3. Interventi delle banche centrali sul mercato dei cambi a termine.

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    Full Text Available L’intervento sul mercato a termine da parte delle Banche Centrali per il sostegno del cambio a pronti e per la protezione delle riserve è uno strumento di indubbia e rapida efficacia perché crea condizioni obbiettive di profitto per stimolare gli effetti voluti. E’ invece assurdo il suo impiego in situazioni di debolezza di fondo pechè non si possono finanziare all’infinito disavanzi persistenti richiamando continuamente nuovi fondi e spostando nel tempo il regolamento degli impegni relativi ai precedenti  afflussi, a prescindere dal fatto che i capitali a breve sono per loro natura non solo limitati ma anche reversibili

  4. WhatsApp Messenger as an Adjunctive Tool for Telemedicine: An Overview.

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    Giordano, Vincenzo; Koch, Hilton; Godoy-Santos, Alexandre; Dias Belangero, William; Esteves Santos Pires, Robinson; Labronici, Pedro

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    The advent of telemedicine has allowed physicians to deliver medical treatment to patients from a distance. Mobile apps such as WhatsApp Messenger, an instant messaging service, came as a novel concept in all fields of social life, including medicine. The use of instant messaging services has been shown to improve communication within medical teams by providing means for quick teleconsultation, information sharing, and starting treatment as soon as possible. The aim of this study was to perform a comprehensive systematic review of present literature on the use of the WhatsApp Messenger app as an adjunctive health care tool for medical doctors. Searches were performed in PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library using the term "whatsapp*" in articles published before January 2016. A bibliography of all relevant original articles that used the WhatsApp Messenger app was created. The level of evidence of each study was determined according to the Oxford Levels of Evidence ranking system produced by the Oxford Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine. The impact and the indications of WhatsApp Messenger are discussed in order to understand the extent to which this app currently functions as an adjunctive tool for telemedicine. The database search identified a total of 30 studies in which the term "whatsapp*" was used. Each article's list of references was evaluated item-by-item. After literature reviews, letters to the editor, and low-quality studies were excluded, a total of 10 studies were found to be eligible for inclusion. Of these studies, 9 had been published in the English language and 1 had been published in Spanish. Five were published by medical doctors. The pooled data presents compelling evidence that the WhatsApp Messenger app is a promising system, whether used as a communication tool between health care professionals, as a means of communication between health care professionals and the general public, or as a learning tool for providing health care information

  5. MESSENGER MERCURY RSS/MLA LEVEL 5 DERIVED DATA V1.0

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — This data set contains archival results from radio science investigations conducted during the MESSENGER mission. Radio measurements were made using the MESSENGER...

  6. Design e valutazione di una esperienza di mobile learning

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    Full Text Available Analisi dello sviluppo scientifico e tecnologico nel campo di mobile learning, con particolare riferimento ai problemi di progettazione e valutazione nelle esperienze. Vengono analizzate le caratteristiche di metodologia didattica innovativa insieme a delle proposte per strumenti operativi concreti che consentano di progettare interventi didattici di mobile learning.

  7. Calcium in Mercury's Exosphere: Modeling MESSENGER Data

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    Burger, Matthew H.; Killen, Rosemary M.; McClintock, William E.; Merkel, Aimee; Vervack, Ronald J.; Sarantos, Menelaos; Sprague, Ann L.

    2011-01-01

    Mercury is surrounded by a surface-bounded exosphere comprised of atomic species including hydrogen, sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and likely oxygen. Because it is collisionless. the exosphere's composition represents a balance of the active source and loss processes. The Mercury Atmospheric and Surface Composition Spectrometer (MASCS) on the MErcury Surface. Space ENvironment. GEochemistry. and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft has made high spatial-resolution observations of sodium, calcium, and magnesium near Mercury's surface and in the extended, anti-sunward direction. The most striking feature of these data has been the substantial differences in the spatial distribution of each species, Our modeling demonstrates that these differences cannot be due to post-ejection dynamics such as differences in photo-ionization rate and radiation pressure. but instead point to differences in the source mechanisms and regions on the surface from which each is ejected. The observations of calcium have revealed a strong dawn/dusk asymmetry. with the abundance over the dawn hemisphere significantly greater than over the dusk. To understand this asymmetry, we use a Monte Carlo model of Mercury's exosphere that we developed to track the motions of exospheric neutrals under the influence of gravity and radiation pressure. Ca atoms can be ejected directly from the surface or produced in a molecular exosphere (e.g., one consisting of CaO). Particles are removed from the system if they stick to the surface or escape from the model region of interest (within 15 Mercury radii). Photoionization reduces the final weighting given to each particle when simulating the Ca radiance. Preliminary results suggest a high temperature ( I-2x 10(exp 4) K) source of atomic Ca concentrated over the dawn hemisphere. The high temperature is consistent with the dissociation of CaO in a near-surface exosphere with scale height <= 100 km, which imparts 2 eV to the freshly produced Ca atom. This

  8. Messenger Observations of Mercury's Bow Shock and Magnetopause

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    Slavin J. A.; Acuna, M. H.; Anderson, B. J.; Benna, M.; Gloeckler, G.; Krimigis, S. M.; Raines, M.; Schriver, D.; Travnicek, P.; Zurbuchen, T. H.

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    The MESSENGER spacecraft made the first of three flybys of Mercury on January 14.2008 (1). New observations of solar wind interaction with Mercury were made with MESSENGER'S Magnetometer (MAG) (2.3) and Energetic Particle and Plasma Spectrometer (EPPS) - composed of the Energetic Particle Spectrometer (EPS) and Fast Imaging Plasma Spectrometer (FIPS) (3,4). These MESSENGER observations show that Mercury's magnetosphere has a large-scale structure that is distinctly Earth-like, but it is immersed in a comet-like cloud of planetary ions [5]. Fig. 1 provides a schematic view of the coupled solar wind - magnetosphere - neutral atmosphere - solid planet system at Mercury.

  9. I mammiferi dell'area di Capo Feto (Trapani

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    Massimiliano Di Vittorio

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    Full Text Available Nel contesto del Progetto di riqualificazione ambientale del territorio di Capo Feto, area SIC della Provincia di Trapani si è proceduto allo studio della comunità di mammiferi dell?area. Sono state in tal modo scelte, in base alle loro caratteristiche ambientali, tre aree campione omogenee. L?attività di censimento e trappolamento si è protratta per tre diversi periodi stagionali (dal 22 al 27/10/2001, dal 19 al 24/03/2002 e dal 21 al 26/08/2002 per un totale, per ogni periodo, di 6 giorni e 5 notti trappola. Gli animali catturati sono stati registrati in apposite schede e pesati. Sono stati riportati il sesso e le condizioni riproduttive (giovane, adulto, adulto riproduttore etc. e gli individui sono stati marcati attraverso un piccolo taglio alle orecchie, attraverso un codice di riconoscimento determinato a priori. Riguardo i micromammiferi si è effettuato un rilevamento quantitativo, attraverso la tecnica del trappolamento MCR (Cattura-marcaggio-ricattura. Sono state utilizzate 100 trappole incruente cosiddette di ?cattura e ricattura? (Ugglan modell 1, di dimensioni 250x78x65 mm. Per i mammiferi di media taglia, si è proceduto (nelle varie tipologie ambientali con censimenti condotti di giorno e di notte (in cui tali specie mostrano maggiore attività con l?ausilio di fari e di appositi visori per l?impiego notturno, ed attraverso rilevamenti diretti (OD: osservazione individui, esemplari rinvenuti morti ed indiretti (OI: tracce, tane, resti ossei in borre, escrementi. Tenendo conto del basso numero di ricatture (in qualche caso uguali a zero, è stato usato l?indice di Chapman, adatto a piccoli campioni. Inoltre i dati ottenuti sono stati elaborati mediante l?indice DAT, che esprime una frequenza relativa per ogni ambiente analizzato. Per la comparazione tra i risultati (a livello di specie catturate dei tre periodi si è utilizzato il valore medio dell?Indice di somiglianza (S di Sorensen. I risultati dell?intero periodo di

  10. Mercury's Seasonal Sodium Exosphere: MESSENGER Orbital Observations

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    Cassidy, Timothy A.; Merkel, Aimee W.; Burger, Matthew H.; Killen, Rosemary M.; McClintock, William E.; Vervack, Ronald J., Jr.; Sarantos, Menelaos

    2014-01-01

    The Mercury Atmospheric and Surface Composition Spectrometer (MASCS) Ultraviolet and Visible Spectrometer (UVVS) on the MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft now orbiting Mercury provides the first close-up look at the planet's sodium exosphere. UVVS has observed the exosphere from orbit almost daily for over 10 Mercury years. In this paper we describe and analyze a subset of these data: altitude profiles taken above the low-latitude dayside and south pole. The observations show spatial and temporal variations, but there are no obvious year-to-year variations in most of the observations. We do not see the episodic variability reported by some ground-based observers. We used these altitude profiles to make estimates of sodium density and temperature. The bulk of the exosphere, at about 1200 K, is much warmer than Mercury's surface. This value is consistent with some ground-based measurements and suggests that photon-stimulated desorption is the primary ejection process. We also observe a tenuous energetic component but do not see evidence of the predicted thermalized (or partially thermalized) sodium near Mercury's surface temperature. Overall we do not see the variable mixture of temperatures predicted by most Monte Carlo models of the exosphere.

  11. L’impatto delle reti ad alta velocità sulla gerarchia delle città europee

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    Giuseppe Mazzeo

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available Lo spazio europeo si contraddistingue per il dualismo nazione-regione. In questo dualismo le città assumono un ruolo fondamentale in quanto il proprio successo tende a divenire il successo dei territori contermini. Manuel Castell, nel 1983, sosteneva che la città è la struttura sociale in cui qualsiasi fenomeno territoriale (dai processi di sviluppo economico alle relazioni tra classi o tra gruppi etnici, dall’intervento pubblico all’accumulazione, ecc. assume la sua maggiore forza in quanto in essa si concentrano le polarizzazioni nelle trasformazioni territoriali. Ovviamente le città non sono tutte uguali, sia per dimensione fisica che per dimensione funzionale. Inoltre ogni innovazione aggiunge e modifica il sistema di relazioni che si è generato in precedenza. Obiettivo del saggio è analizzare i fattori che generano le gerarchie urbane a livello europeo e l’impatto sulle stesse delle nuove reti ad alta velocità. Esso si articola in una prima parte in cui si effettua una lettura ed una analisi di alcuni studi relativi alla costruzione di gerarchie nel sistema urbano europeo; successivamente si passa ad analizzare il ruolo delle infrastrutture di comunicazione nella costruzione delle gerarchie ed, infine, si approfondisce l’impatto della costruzione della rete europea dell’alta velocità sulle variazioni nella gerarchia delle città.

  12. The Crust of Mercury After the MESSENGER Gravity Investigation

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    Mazarico, E.; Genova, A.; Goossens, S.; Neumann, G. A.; Smith, D. E.; Zuber, M. T.

    2018-05-01

    We present the results of an improved analysis of the entire MESSENGER radio tracking dataset to derive key geophysical parameters of Mercury such as its gravity field. In particular, we derive and interpret a new crustal thickness model.

  13. Planetary Ions at Mercury: Unanswered Questions After MESSENGER

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    Raines, J. M.

    2018-05-01

    We will discuss the key open questions relating to planetary ions, including the behavior of recently created photoions, the near absence of Ca+ / K+ in MESSENGER ion measurements, and the role of ion sputtering in the system.

  14. Cosmic Microwave Background Mapmaking with a Messenger Field

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    Huffenberger, Kevin M.; Næss, Sigurd K.

    2018-01-01

    We apply a messenger field method to solve the linear minimum-variance mapmaking equation in the context of Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) observations. In simulations, the method produces sky maps that converge significantly faster than those from a conjugate gradient descent algorithm with a diagonal preconditioner, even though the computational cost per iteration is similar. The messenger method recovers large scales in the map better than conjugate gradient descent, and yields a lower overall χ2. In the single, pencil beam approximation, each iteration of the messenger mapmaking procedure produces an unbiased map, and the iterations become more optimal as they proceed. A variant of the method can handle differential data or perform deconvolution mapmaking. The messenger method requires no preconditioner, but a high-quality solution needs a cooling parameter to control the convergence. We study the convergence properties of this new method and discuss how the algorithm is feasible for the large data sets of current and future CMB experiments.

  15. Star Messenger: Galileo at the Millennium

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    White, R. E.

    1999-05-01

    Smith College has recently established the Louise B. and Edmund J. Kahn Liberal Arts Institute to foster interdisciplinary scholarship among the faculty. In the 1999-2000 academic year, the Kahn Institute is sponsoring a project entitled "Star Messenger: Galileo at the Millennium." The project will explore the impact of the astronomical discoveries of Galileo and his contemporaries on the Renaissance world-view and also use Galileo's experience as a lens for examining scientific and cultural developments at the symbolic juncture represented by the year 2000. Seven faculty fellows and 10-12 student fellows will participate in a year-long colloquium pursuing these themes, aided by the participation of some five Visiting Fellows. The inaugural public event will be a symposium on the historical Galileo, with presentation by three noted scholars, each of whom will return to campus for a second meeting with the Kahn colloquium. Additional events will include an exhibit of prints, artifacts, and rare books related to Galileo and his time, an early music concert featuring music composed by Galileo's father, and a series of other events sponsored by diverse departments and programs, all related to the broad themes of the Galileo project. The culminating events will be the premiere of a new music theater work, which will encapsulate the insights of the colloquium about human reactions to novel insights about the world, and a symposium presenting the research results of faculty and student fellows. The symposium will feature a capstone lecture by an visionary scholar projecting the implication of historical and contemporary trends into the future.

  16. Processivity and coupling in messenger RNA transcription.

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    Stuart Aitken

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The complexity of messenger RNA processing is now being uncovered by experimental techniques that are capable of detecting individual copies of mRNA in cells, and by quantitative real-time observations that reveal the kinetics. This processing is commonly modelled by permitting mRNA to be transcribed only when the promoter is in the on state. In this simple on/off model, the many processes involved in active transcription are represented by a single reaction. These processes include elongation, which has a minimum time for completion and processing that is not captured in the model.In this paper, we explore the impact on the mRNA distribution of representing the elongation process in more detail. Consideration of the mechanisms of elongation leads to two alternative models of the coupling between the elongating polymerase and the state of the promoter: Processivity allows polymerases to complete elongation irrespective of the promoter state, whereas coupling requires the promoter to be active to produce a full-length transcript. We demonstrate that these alternatives have a significant impact on the predicted distributions. Models are simulated by the Gillespie algorithm, and the third and fourth moments of the resulting distribution are computed in order to characterise the length of the tail, and sharpness of the peak. By this methodology, we show that the moments provide a concise summary of the distribution, showing statistically-significant differences across much of the feasible parameter range.We conclude that processivity is not fully consistent with the on/off model unless the probability of successfully completing elongation is low--as has been observed. The results also suggest that some form of coupling between the promoter and a rate-limiting step in transcription may explain the cell's inability to maintain high mRNA levels at low noise--a prediction of the on/off model that has no supporting evidence.

  17. Spettrometro e la segnatura muonica dell'esperimento OPERA

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    OPERA è un esperimento in fase di installazione presso i Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso che investiga sulla apparizione di neutrino tauonico generato per oscillazione di sapore da un fascio di neutrini muonici inviati dal CERN verso il Gran Sasso: il fascio di long baseline CNGS. OPERA è dotato di 2 spettrometri per l'identificazione dei muoni, la determinazione del momento e l'assegnazione della carica. Sono riportati i risultati dello studio delle proprietà e delle performance degli spettrometri. Per il magnete dipolare sono mostrate le proprietà chimiche, meccaniche e magnetiche; le mappe di campo magnetico atteso sono state simulate e viene descritto come il campo magnetico possa venir monitorato durante la presa dati. Sono descritti i test (i controlli di qualità) eseguiti sui Resistive Plate Chambers, i rivelatori traccianti all'interno del magnete. I test hanno selezionato gli RPC con adeguate proprieta' meccaniche (tramite test pneumatici) ed elettriche (tramite test di condizionamento). Dal...

  18. I nomi delle feste mariane nelle lungue slave

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    Fedora Ferluga-Petronio

    1981-12-01

    Full Text Available Nell'articolo l'autrice traccia un' analisi lessicale ed etimologioa delle feste Mariana nelle lingua slave.Vengono prese in considerazione tre fra, le principali feste di Ma­ rla, tuttora celebrate sia dalla Ohiesa cattolica sia dalla Ohiesa ortodossa: l'Annunciazione, l'Assunzione, la Nascita di Maria.L'Immacolata Concezione, festa comandata presso i cattolici, e la Presentazione di Maria al Tempio, una delle dodici grandi feste ortodosse, sono meno interessanti dal punto di vista linguistico, in quanto semplioemente calchi del le denominazioni mfficiali latina e greche. Per le singole feste viene tracciata anche una breve introduzione storica, onde poter meglio capire l'origine ed a volte l' etimo dei termini in questione.

  19. Prevenzione delle infezioni ospedaliere in una terapia intensiva

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    G.B. Orsi

    2003-05-01

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    Obiettivi: sorveglianza delle infezioni ospedaliere (IO nell’unità di terapia intensiva (UTI di un grande ospedale romano.

    Metodi. tutti i pazienti ricoverati nell’UTI tra il 1.1.2000 ed il 31.12.2001 per ›48 ore. Lo studio, applicando le definizioni di caso dei CDC, ha considerato le seguenti infezioni: infezioni polmonari (POL, setticemie (SET, infezioni delle vie urinarie (IVU, infezioni della ferita chirurgica (IFC. Inoltre sono stati valutati eventuali fattori di rischio preesistenti, procedure invasive, isolamento dei microrganismi e loro suscettibilità agli antibiotici.

    Sulla base dei risultati epidemiologici preliminari, dall’ottobre 2000 al marzo 2001 sono stati effettuati una serie di interventi che hanno modificato alcune importanti variabili associate alle IO.

  20. Il settarismo nella società dell'informazione

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    Oscar Ricci

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available In un mondo che si vuole sempre più globalmente interconnesso sorgono da più parti istanze che rivendicano una legittimazione a separarsi dal resto del pianeta. Questo paper intende indagare la genesi teorica dello stare assieme settario, distinguendolo da quello comunitario e da quello societario. Si cercherà inoltre di mettere in luce possibili collegamenti tra rivendicazioni settarie e l’emergere delle nuove tecnologie, in particolar modo quelle telematiche.

  1. I diritti delle donne: strumenti per l’uso

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    Caterina Arcidiacono

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Abbiamo ritenuto utile riportare documenti, leggi, regolamenti e dispositivi che agiscono per il riconoscimento e l’affermazione dei diritti delle donne fornendo alcuni link che permettono l’accesso alla documentazione originale accompagnati da un breve commento descrittivo. Il rapporto sull’ineguaglianza tra uomini e donne (Gender Gap Index, la Convenzione sull’eliminazione di ogni forma di discriminazione verso le donne (CEDAW, il Rapporto della Commissione Europea sull’eguaglianza tra uomini e donne e alcuni documenti di monitoraggio delle politiche istituzionali redatti da organismi di base quali l’Afem, la Euromedcivil platform e la REMDH sono pilastri per comprendere le politiche del tempo presente.Abbiamo poi voluto effettuare una breve sintesi di documenti e trattati che fondano la posizione delle donne nella società europea contemporanea. Infine, abbiamo ritenuto utile descrivere le istituzioni italiane per la parità introducendo funzioni e compiti della figura della Consigliera di parità e del lavoro che svolge.

  2. Ateliers dell'Immaginario Autobiografico: quarto ciclo seminari di formazione

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    Maria Immacolata Macioti

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Un numero di Magma dedicato al tema “Memoria, Autobiografia e Immaginario” non può che essere vario e molteplice nei contenuti e nella forma. Non può che presentare contributi che chiamano in causa realtà locali e internazionali, tempi complessi: ieri ed oggi, ieri e domani. Abbiamo messo in evidenza, nella prima sezione di questo numero, due temi fondamentali e trasversali: le memorie ed il loro contesto, l’immaginazione e l’immaginario. Le memorie risentono del tempo, del luogo e del contesto nel quale sono elaborate e raccolte, e il ruolo della politica e del potere ne condiziona il loro vissuto e la loro stessa rielaborazione e interpretazione. L’immaginazione come particolare forma di rappresentazione della realtà, di conoscenza riproduttiva e ri-costruttiva, è anche reinterpretazione creativa nel processo della narrazione della storia individuale e sociale. L’immaginario individuale, sociale e sacrale, come forma estetica delle narrazioni individuali e collettive, è parte costitutiva del pensiero e della coscienza delle donne e degli uomini, e ci svela a capacità di evocare e di creare dei soggetti, di rappresentarsi il mondo, attraverso la funzione dell’immaginazione simbolica. I contributi che abbiamo selezionato e che compaiono in questo numero all’interno delle altre sezioni, sviluppano questi due temi chiave tra spazi angusti e ampie distese che travalicano confini; confini tra terre abitate, confini tra discipline.

  3. Cercare mondi esplorazioni avventurose ai confini dell'universo

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    Tonelli, Guido

    2017-01-01

    Abitiamo un sottile guscio sferico, di pochi chilometri di spessore, intorno alla superficie della Terra. Anche se esploriamo gli abissi più profondi dell'oceano o scaliamo le vette dell'Himalaya, il nostro regno ha dimensioni ridicole. Per questo, se riflettiamo su quelle dell'universo, ci resta una sensazione di lieve sgomento. Non solo. Il nostro piccolo mondo è anche popolato di chimere, fantasmi e terribili inganni: pensiamo che quello che percepiamo sia reale, invece tutto cambia appena ci allontaniamo dall'angolo tranquillo in cui si svolge la nostra esistenza. Quando cerchiamo di capire i fenomeni che si osservano nel meraviglioso tappeto di galassie che ricopre la volta stellata, o quelli che caratterizzano la materia nei suoi componenti elementari, dobbiamo rinunciare alle certezze che governano la nostra vita e intraprendere un viaggio vertiginoso che lascia senza fiato. Guido Tonelli, fisico al Cern di Ginevra e uno dei padri della scoperta del bosone di Higgs, ci fa compiere questo viaggio irri...

  4. Privacy implications of presence sharing in mobile messaging applications

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    Buchenscheit, Andreas; Könings, Bastian; Neubert, Andreas; Schaub, Florian; Schneider, Matthias; Kargl, Frank

    2014-01-01

    Mobile messaging applications, such as WhatsApp, provide a free alternative for mobile texting on smartphones. Mobile messengers typically also share presence information about users to indicate when a user is online. We investigated the privacy implications of such presence updates, using WhatsApp

  5. Analisi della dipendenza spaziale dei prezzi delle abitazioni e dei sottomercati abitativi nella Tainan Metropolis, Taiwan

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    Bor-Ming Hsieh

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available All’interno di questo studio vengono utilizzate diverse metodologie, comprese alcune tecniche di analisi statistica e spaziale, sia per definire i sottomercati spaziali dei prezzi delle abitazioni che per esaminare la dipendenza spaziale dei prezzi delle abitazioni. I dati sono desunti dai prezzi delle transazioni relativi al 2009, riferite all’edilizia abitativa nella Tainan Metropolis. La Tainan Metropolis è una nuova metropoli formata dalla fusione dell'ex Tainan City e di Tainan County. In seguito alla fusione delle municipalità verranno adeguati i confini amministrativi e, nel frattempo, è opportuno individuare i sottomercati spaziali dei prezzi delle abitazioni nell'area metropolitana in relazione ai sottomercati relativi ai precedenti confini amministrativi. Si è constatato che i prezzi più alti delle abitazioni sono concentrati nella zona del centro della città, mentre i prezzi più bassi sono diffusi soprattutto nell'anello esterno al centro della città di Tainan Metropolis. Nella sperimentazione dell’autocorrelazione spaziale dei prezzi delle abitazioni, si è rilevato che si riscontrava una significativa dipendenza spaziale tra i prezzi delle case. I risultati della modellazione dei prezzi delle abitazioni mostrano che i sottomercati spaziali derivati da tecniche di autocorrelazione spaziale hanno impatti più forti e più significativi sui prezzi delle case, inoltre, rispetto ai due modelli alternativi, il modello ha una migliore goodness-of-fit. Le tecniche spaziali possono essere considerate metodi appropriati per classificare sottomercati spaziali dei prezzi delle abitazioni soprattutto nelle aree metropolitane.

  6. Analisi dello stato dell'arte delle fonti informative di uso e copertura del suolo prodotte in Italia

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    Giuseppe Pulighe

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Il progetto ITALI (Integration of Territorial And Land Information nasce per rispondere alle esigenze dell'Ufficio Statistico dell'Unione Europea (Eurostat, con lo scopo di supportare, integrare e migliorare l’informazione statistica sulla copertura del suolo a livello nazionale correntemente prodotta dall’indagine europea LUCAS (Land Use/Cover Area frame Statistical survey.   The aim of ITALI (Integration of Territorial And Land Information project is the support, integration and improvement of information about land cover data currently produced by LUCAS survey, in order to produce official statistics consistent and regularly updated. The contribution reports the results of the first phase focussed on collection of all the available land use/cover datasets for Italy. After collection the datasets were compared by compiling a summary form, in accordance to the INSPIRE Directive, in order to highlight the specific features of each layer. Finally, an analysis of the classification systems was performed.

  7. Italian renewable energy sources improvement; Decollo su larga scala delle fonti rinnovabili

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    Silvestrini, G. [Ministero dell' Ambiente, Rome (Italy)

    1999-08-01

    The paper reports Italian and international guidelines for renewable energy sources improvement. [Italian] Si assiste ad una ripresa di attenzione a livello internazionale ed italiano nei confronti delle energie rinnovabili, il cui panoramam e' oggi cambiato. In Italia sono pero' inadeguate le realta' produttive in questo settore ed anche i grandi attori energetici hanno finora affrontato la tematica con eccessiva timidezza. Il Ministero dell'Ambiente sollecita un maggiore impegno da parte delle societa' energetiche nei confronti delle energie rinnovabili.

  8. Some Metabolites Act as Second Messengers in Yeast Chronological Aging

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    Karamat Mohammad

    2018-03-01

    Full Text Available The concentrations of some key metabolic intermediates play essential roles in regulating the longevity of the chronologically aging yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. These key metabolites are detected by certain ligand-specific protein sensors that respond to concentration changes of the key metabolites by altering the efficiencies of longevity-defining cellular processes. The concentrations of the key metabolites that affect yeast chronological aging are controlled spatially and temporally. Here, we analyze mechanisms through which the spatiotemporal dynamics of changes in the concentrations of the key metabolites influence yeast chronological lifespan. Our analysis indicates that a distinct set of metabolites can act as second messengers that define the pace of yeast chronological aging. Molecules that can operate both as intermediates of yeast metabolism and as second messengers of yeast chronological aging include reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH, glycerol, trehalose, hydrogen peroxide, amino acids, sphingolipids, spermidine, hydrogen sulfide, acetic acid, ethanol, free fatty acids, and diacylglycerol. We discuss several properties that these second messengers of yeast chronological aging have in common with second messengers of signal transduction. We outline how these second messengers of yeast chronological aging elicit changes in cell functionality and viability in response to changes in the nutrient, energy, stress, and proliferation status of the cell.

  9. Neanche sbagliata il fallimento della teoria delle stringhe e la corsa all'unificazione delle leggi della fisica

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    Woit, Peter

    2007-01-01

    La teoria delle stringhe, "eterna promessa" della fisica teorica, sembra oggi giunta alla resa dei conti, e molti studiosi si stanno da tempo interrogando sulla sua reale validità. Un certo malcontento già serpeggiava nei corridoi delle università e in alcuni scritti quasi clandestini ma ora giunge dagli Stati Uniti la voce di Peter Woit, ferma e decisa nel lanciare un messaggio chiaro: questa presunta "teoria del tutto" che pretendeva di unificare le leggi della fisica, si è rivelata alla fine una "teoria del niente", incapace di dimostrare anche uno solo dei suoi enunciati. Dopo una dettagliata panoramica sugli sviluppi della fisica che hanno portato, nella metà degli anni Settanta, alla nascita e al successo del Modello standard, Woit giunge quindi al cuore del suo libro. L'accusa è pesante: non solo i teorici delle stringhe non fanno scienza, ma hanno goduto di un predominio eccessivo per vent'anni, monopolizzando il reperimento dei fondi economici pubblici e privati e impedendo di fatto un sano pro...

  10. Generalized messengers of supersymmetry breaking and the sparticle mass spectrum

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    Martin, S.P.

    1997-01-01

    We investigate the sparticle spectrum in models of gauge-mediated supersymmetry breaking. In these models, supersymmetry is spontaneously broken at an energy scale only a few orders of magnitude above the electroweak scale. The breakdown of supersymmetry is communicated to the standard model particles and their superpartners by open-quotes messengerclose quotes fields through their ordinary gauge interactions. We study the effects of a messenger sector in which the supersymmetry-violating F-term contributions to messenger scalar masses are comparable to the supersymmetry-preserving ones. We also argue that it is not particularly natural to restrict attention to models in which the messenger fields lie in complete SU(5) ground unified theory multiplets, and we identify a much larger class of viable models. Remarkably, however, we find that the superpartner mass parameters in these models are still subject to many significant contraints. copyright 1997 The American Physical Society

  11. How MESSENGER Meshes Simulations and Games with Citizen Science

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    Hirshon, B.; Chapman, C. R.; Edmonds, J.; Goldstein, J.; Hallau, K. G.; Solomon, S. C.; Vanhala, H.; Weir, H. M.; Messenger Education; Public Outreach (Epo) Team

    2010-12-01

    How MESSENGER Meshes Simulations and Games with Citizen Science In the film The Last Starfighter, an alien civilization grooms their future champion—a kid on Earth—using a video game. As he gains proficiency in the game, he masters the skills he needs to pilot a starship and save their civilization. The NASA MESSENGER Education and Public Outreach (EPO) Team is using the same tactic to train citizen scientists to help the Science Team explore the planet Mercury. We are building a new series of games that appear to be designed primarily for fun, but that guide players through a knowledge and skill set that they will need for future science missions in support of MESSENGER mission scientists. As players score points, they gain expertise. Once they achieve a sufficiently high score, they will be invited to become participants in Mercury Zoo, a new program being designed by Zooniverse. Zooniverse created Galaxy Zoo and Moon Zoo, programs that allow interested citizens to participate in the exploration and interpretation of galaxy and lunar data. Scientists use the citizen interpretations to further refine their exploration of the same data, thereby narrowing their focus and saving precious time. Mercury Zoo will be designed with input from the MESSENGER Science Team. This project will not only support the MESSENGER mission, but it will also add to the growing cadre of informed members of the public available to help with other citizen science projects—building on the concept that engaged, informed citizens can help scientists make new discoveries. The MESSENGER EPO Team comprises individuals from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); Carnegie Academy for Science Education (CASE); Center for Educational Resources (CERES) at Montana State University (MSU) - Bozeman; National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE); Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL); National Air and Space Museum (NASM); Science

  12. Disponibilità, livello di utilizzo e limiti nell'uso delle risorse elettroniche da parte dei docenti delle facoltà di Giurisprudenza delle università pubbliche della Nigeria

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    Oyintola Isiaka Amusa

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    Full Text Available Le risorse informative legali in formato elettronico sono documenti relativi all'ambito legale che richiedono un computer e la strumentazione ad esso accessoria per potervi accedere. Quella legale è una professione erudita; i giudici e altro personale della pratica legale, oltre agli studenti, si affidano a fonti informative come rapporti legali, enciclopedie, compendi, codici, trattati etc. per la loro produzione scientifica, fonti che attualmente sono disponibili non solo in formato cartaceo ma anche elettronico. Quest'innovazione ha quindi semplificato l'accesso all'informazione, riducendo la dipendenza dalle fonti cartacee incoraggiando l'auto-formazione. Questo articolo presenta i risultati di un'indagine sul grado di disponibilità, utilizzo e limiti nell'uso delle risorse elettroniche tra i docenti delle facoltà di Giurisprudenza in Nigeria: sono stati coinvolti 552 docenti, dei quali 442 hanno partecipato all'indagine. L'analisi dei dati mostra che la disponibilità delle risorse relative alle discipline legali è molto bassa; molte delle maggiori risorse dell'ambito, come LexisNexis, Westlaw, Kluwer Arbitration e I-law non sono di disponibilità immediata, dal momento che vengono sottoscritte solo in concomitanza di esercizi di accreditamento. Lo stesso utilizzo di queste risorse risulta scarso, per ragioni quali la difficile disponibilità delle risorse desiderate all'interno dell'ateneo, mancanza di formazione adeguata all'uso, carenza di postazioni informatiche e scarsa presenza di contenuti di carattere locale. I risultati dello studio incoraggiano la sottoscrizione ai pacchetti informativi individuati e l'introduzione di corsi di information literacy per i docenti, volti a illustrare le modalità di accesso, recupero, download e stampa delle risorse in questione.

  13. Mobilities Mobilities

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    César Pompeyo

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Urry, John (2007 Mobilities.Oxford: Polity Press.Urry, John (2007 Mobilities.Oxford: Polity Press.John Urry (1946-, profesor en la Universidad de Lancaster, es un sociólogo de sobra conocido y altamente reputado en el panorama internacional de las ciencias sociales. Su dilatada carrera, aparentemente dispersa y diversificada, ha seguido senderos bastante bien definidos dejando tras de sí un catálogo extenso de obras sociológicas de primer nivel. Sus primeros trabajos se centraban en el campo de la teoría social y la filosofía de las ciencias sociales o de la sociología del poder [...

  14. Teoria dell'elettromagnetismo fenomeni e leggi fondamentali : energia dei campi e delle distribuzioni di carica, applicazioni di meccanica analitica e statistica, teoria della relatività, emissione e propagazione di onde elettromagnetiche

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    Tenaglia, Livio

    1956-01-01

    Leggi fondamentali dell'elettromagnetismo ; le equazioni di Lagrange, di Hamilton e di Jacobi, il principio di Fermat ; applicazioni di meccanica analitica all'elettromagnetismo ; teoria statica dell'irraggiamento ; fondamenti di teoria della relatività ; propagazione delle onde elettromagnetiche proprietà elementari dei conduttori ; emissione di onde elettromagnetiche ; richiami analitici ; unità di misura per le grandezze del campo elettromagnetico.

  15. Grossatesta e la matematica dell'infinitoUna lettura del Commento alla Fisica

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    Massimiliano Luce

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Un fondamento teologico per la matematica dell'infinito: Dio come primo matematico in grado di numerare gli infiniti punti delle grandezze geometriche. A theological foundation for the mathematics of the infinity: God as the first mathematician, who is able to number the endless points of the geometrical size.

  16. Enabling Customization through Web Development: An Iterative Study of the Dell Computer Corporation Website

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    Liu, Chang; Mackie, Brian G.

    2008-01-01

    Throughout the last decade, companies have increased their investment in electronic commerce (EC) by developing and implementing Web-based applications on the Internet. This paper describes a class project to develop a customized computer website which is similar to Dell Computer Corporation's (Dell) website. The objective of this project is to…

  17. "In questo", il teatro gli scenari della commedia dell'arte "In this", the theater and the scenery of the commedia dell'arte

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    Roberto Cuppone

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Il segreto della commedia dell'arte è stato nel paradosso di Maschera e Improvvisazione, Tipo Fisso e Testo Variabile, Conservazione e Innovazione. Per questo è stato nei secoli esaltata o denigrata: considerata reazionaria dalla Rivoluzione francese e esaltata come rivoluzionaria dai Romantici. Nel Novecento, Copeau, Mejerchol'd, Mnouchkine e Fo hanno dovuto fare i conti con questa ambivalenza. Dunque ciò che oggi si chiama commedia dell'arte è "reazionario" o "rivoluzionario"? "Popolare"o "populista"?The secret of the Commedia dell'Arte lies in the paradox between Mask and Improvisation, Fixed Character and Variable Text, Conservation and Innovation. Therefore along the centuries it has been exalted or vilified: considered as reactionary during the French revolution and praised by the romantics. In the 20th century Copeau, Meierhold, Mnouchkine and Fo faced this ambivalence. Is that which is today called commedia dell'arte "reactionary" or "revolutionary"? "Popular" or "populist"?

  18. Luigi Cavazza Protagonista del progresso delle scienze agrarie

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    Angelo Caliandro

    Full Text Available Contributo apportato all’evoluzione delle Scienze Agrarie dal prof. Luigi Cavazza, Emerito di Agronomia generale e Coltivazioni erbacee dell’Università di Bologna, durante la Sua lunga vita universitaria; il prof. Cavazza proprio quest’anno compie i sessant’anni di attività, essendosi laureato a Bari nell’anno accademico 1945/46. Il suo impegno di studioso dei problemi agronomici coincide con un periodo di profonda trasformazione dell’agricoltura italiana, rapidamente passata da un sistema arcaico ad uno moderno e innovativo grazie ai contributi della ricerca scientifica.

  19. Streaking into middle school science: The Dell Streak pilot project

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    Austin, Susan Eudy

    A case study is conducted implementing the Dell Streak seven-inch android device into eighth grade science classes of one teacher in a rural middle school in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. The purpose of the study is to determine if the use of the Dell Streaks would increase student achievement on standardized subject testing, if the Streak could be used as an effective instructional tool, and if it could be considered an effective instructional resource for reviewing and preparing for the science assessments. A mixed method research design was used for the study to analyze both quantitative and qualitative results to determine if the Dell Streaks' utilization could achieve the following: 1. instructional strategies would change, 2. it would be an effective instructional tool, and 3. a comparison of the students' test scores and benchmark assessments' scores would provide statistically significant difference. Through the use of an ANOVA it was determined a statistically significant difference had occurred. A Post Hoc analysis was conducted to identify where the difference occurred. Finally a T-test determined was there was no statistically significance difference between the mean End-of-Grade tests and four quarterly benchmark scores of the control and the experimental groups. Qualitative research methods were used to gather results to determine if the Streaks were an effective instructional tool. Classroom observations identified that the teacher's teaching styles and new instructional strategies were implemented throughout the pilot project. Students had an opportunity to complete a questionnaire three times during the pilot project. Results revealed what the students liked about using the devices and the challenges they were facing. The teacher completed a reflective questionnaire throughout the pilot project and offered valuable reflections about the use of the devices in an educational setting. The reflection data supporting the case study was drawn

  20. Neuronal chemokines : Versatile messengers in central nervous system cell interaction

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    de Haas, A. H.; van Weering, H. R. J.; de Jong, E. K.; Boddeke, H. W. G. M.; Biber, K. P. H.

    2007-01-01

    Whereas chemokines are well known for their ability to induce cell migration, only recently it became evident that chemokines also control a variety of other cell functions and are versatile messengers in the interaction between a diversity of cell types. In the central nervous system (CNS),

  1. Instant messenger-facilitated knowledge sharing and team performance

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    Ou, C.X.J.; Davison, R.M.; Leung, D.

    2014-01-01

    The instant messenger (IM) is frequently encountered as a facilitator of communication in both social and working contexts. Nevertheless, there are concerns about the extent to which IMs bring organizational benefits, thereby overcoming interruptions to work. In this study, we focus on how IM tools

  2. Micromammals (Insectivora; Rodentia of "Valle dell'Inferno" (Rome / Micromammiferi (Insectivora; Rodentia della Valle dell'Inferno (Roma

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    Roberto Federici

    1986-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract A research on micromammals in the area of "Valle dell'Inferno" (in the north-west of Rome was carried out. The study was based on a previous phytosociological survey which describes a Quercus suber population in the valley (a once larger residua1 of a roman cork-tree wood which is now included in the town. Specimens from Rodents (Apodemus sylvaticus, Mus domesticus, Rattus rattus, R. norvegicus, Pitymys savii and Insectivores (Crocidura suaveolens, Erinaceus europaeus were captured by live traps. Most of Insectivores specimens are represented by C. suaveolens. Generally C. suaveolens lives in sympatry with C. leucodon but no specimens of the latter were found in this area. Three different kinds of landscape are present in the "Inferno" valley, namely, the wood, the meadow, and the bottom valley (with high anthropic impact; we have compared these three landscapes with biotic indexes (index of faunistic affinity, index of biocoenotic affinity and index of environmental evaluation. We have also compared through the same indexes, the micromammal fauna of the "Inferno" valley with six other differently polluted localities in Latium, where animals were captured with the same live traps. This area retains its natura1 environment in despite of the high anthropic impact. Riassunto È stato effettuato uno studio sulla micromammalofauna terrestre della Valle dell'Inferno situata a nord-ovest di Roma. Lo studio è basato su una precedente indagine fitosociologica effettuata per la caratterizzazione vegetazionale di una sughereta un tempo molto estesa ed ora racchiusa nell'abitato cittadino. È stato pertanto possibile tracciare, tramite gli indici biotici, una correlazione tra microteriocenosi ed effetti dell'impatto antropico.

  3. Parigi, Quai Branly. Il dialogo delle nature e delle culture Quai Branly, Paris: The dialogue between natures and cultures

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    Isabella Pezzini

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Quai Branly (Museo Nazionale delle Arti e Civilt dAfrica, dAsia, dOceania e delle Americhe a Parigi, inaugurato nel 2006, analizzato da un punto di vista semiotico come un grande dispositivo di riconoscimento e di comunicazione culturale, nelle sue diverse componenti: architettonica, paesaggistica, di allestimento. Si tratta di uno spazio che si vuole fortemente innovativo, e che investe nellintegrazione fra la collezione e le nuove tecnologie della comunicazione. Il museo vuole affermare il valore della diversit delle culture, e costruire uno spazio di possibile dialogo fra di loro, oltre che di esposizione esemplare di artefatti eccezionali. Non solo museo ma anche centro per linsegnamento e la ricerca, nonch spazio a disposizione di diversi pubblici potenziali, compreso quello alla ricerca di intrattenimento: dunque un nuovo museo nel pieno senso del termine.Quai Branly (Africa, Asia, Oceania and Americas Arts and Civilization National Museum in Paris, opened in 2006 is analyzed from a semiotic point of view as a great device for cultural recognition and communication in its different components - architectural, landscape and exhibitions display. Its about a space that builds itself as innovative and that invests on the integration among collections and new communication technologies. The museum aims to state the value of cultures diversity and build a space for possible dialogues among them - besides the exhibition of exceptional artifacts copies. Not only the museum - but also a center for teaching and researching, - the space is available for several potential audiences, including that one that searches for entertainment: therefore, a new museum on its definitions strict sense.

  4. SUL TERREMOTO PROFONDO DELLE ISOLE EOLIE DEL 23 NOVEMBRE 1954

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    ANTONINO GIRLANDA

    1955-06-01

    Full Text Available È accertato che la zona del basso Tirreno, comprendente il gruppo
    delle Eolie con l'isola di Ustica e parzialmente limitata dall'arco tracciato
    dalla costa occidentale della Calabria e dalla costa settentrionale
    della Sicilia, è anche sede di centri sismici profondi. Dagli studi microsismici
    fino ad oggi eseguiti risulterebbe che tali centri, la cui profondità
    è compresa tra 200 e 300 km., si dispongono lungo un arco
    parallelo all'arco costituito dall'Appennino calabro-campano, cioè lungo
    la fascia vulcanica attiva che comprende l'Etna, lo Stromboli ed
    il Vesuvio.
    Alcune caratteristiche della zona (vulcanismo attivo o recentemente
    spento, notevoli profondità marine, anomalia isostatica positiva
    la rendono, sotto certi aspetti, somigliante ad alcuni tratti dell'arco
    circnm-pacifico, che, secondo l'elaborazione statistica di Gutenberg e
    Richter (11, è sede del 90r/c ca. dei terremoti con profondità compresa
    tra 60 e 300 km.

  5. Analisi dello stato dell'arte delle fonti informative di uso e copertura del suolo prodotte in Italia

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    Giuseppe Pulighe

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    Full Text Available Il progetto ITALI (Integration of Territorial And Land Information nasce per rispondere alle esigenze dell'Ufficio Statistico dell'Unione Europea (Eurostat, con lo scopo di supportare, integrare e migliorare l’informazione statistica sulla copertura del suolo a livello nazionale correntemente prodotta dall’indagine europea LUCAS (Land Use/Cover Area frame Statistical survey. The aim of ITALI (Integration of Territorial And Land Information project is the support, integration and improvement of information about land cover data currently produced by LUCAS survey, in order to produce official statistics consistent and regularly updated.The contribution reports the results of the first phase focussed on collection of all the available land use/cover datasets for Italy. After collection the datasets were compared by compiling a summary form, in accordance to the INSPIRE Directive, in order to highlight the specific features of each layer.Finally, an analysis of the classification systems was performed.

  6. Light third-generation squarks from flavour gauge messengers

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    Brümmer, Felix; McGarrie, Moritz; Weiler, Andreas

    2014-01-01

    We study models of gauge-mediated supersymmetry breaking with a gauged horizontal SU(3) F symmetry acting on the quark superfields. If SU(3) F is broken non-supersymmetrically by F-term vacuum expectation values, the massive gauge bosons and gauginos become messengers for SUSY breaking mediation. These gauge messenger fields induce a flavour-dependent, negative contribution to the soft masses of the squarks at one loop. In combination with the soft terms from standard gauge mediation, one obtains large and degenerate first- and second-generation squark masses, while the stops and sbottoms are light. We discuss the implications of this mechanism for the superparticle spectrum and for flavour precision observables. We also provide an explicit realization in a model with simultaneous SUSY and SU(3) F breaking

  7. The models evaluating courier and messenger companies in Poland

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    Chodakowska Ewa

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA is a well-established, popular, and often used method for efficiency evaluation of units from all sector, both commercial and non-profit organisations, of any scale of operations. Network DEA models are a relatively recent approach used to examine the efficiency of decision-making units (DMUs having an internal structure of sub-processes. The article presents the concept of DEA network models in estimating the efficiency of courier and messenger companies with relations to their business clients. The considerations are supported by an example of data concerning leaders from the sector of couriers and messengers in Poland and one of the biggest and most popular online stores. The results are compared with the traditional DEA approach. In addition, to measure reliability for DEA scores, the jackknife procedure was performed. The author proves the usefulness of network DEA as a research and management tool.

  8. Light third-generation squarks from flavour gauge messengers

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    Bruemmer, Felix; McGarrie, Moritz; Univ. of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; Weiler, Andreas; CERN - European Organization for Nuclear Research, Geneva

    2014-04-01

    We study models of gauge-mediated supersymmetry breaking with a gauged horizontal SU(3) F symmetry acting on the quark superfields. If SU(3) F is broken non-supersymmetrically by F-term vacuum expectation values, the massive gauge bosons and gauginos become messengers for SUSY breaking mediation. These gauge messenger fields induce a flavour-dependent, negative contribution to the soft masses of the squarks at one loop. In combination with the soft terms from standard gauge mediation, one obtains large and degenerate first- and second-generation squark masses, while the stops and sbottoms are light. We discuss the implications of this mechanism for the superparticle spectrum and for flavour precision observables. We also provide an explicit realization in a model with simultaneous SUSY and SU(3) F breaking.

  9. Mercury's Atmosphere and Magnetosphere: MESSENGER Third Flyby Observations

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    Slavin, James A.; Anderson, Brian J.; Baker, Daniel N.; Benna, Mehdi; Johnson, Catherine L.; Gloeckler, George; Killen, Rosemary M.; Krimigis, Stamatios M.; McClintock, William; McNutt, Ralph L., Jr.; hide

    2009-01-01

    MESSENGER's third flyby of Mercury en route to orbit insertion about the innermost planet took place on 29 September 2009. The earlier 14 January and 6 October 2008 encounters revealed that Mercury's magnetic field is highly dipolar and stable over the 35 years since its discovery by Mariner 10; that a structured, temporally variable exosphere extends to great altitudes on the dayside and forms a long tail in the anti-sunward direction; a cloud of planetary ions encompasses the magnetosphere from the dayside bow shock to the downstream magnetosheath and magnetotail; and that the magnetosphere undergoes extremely intense magnetic reconnect ion in response to variations in the interplanetary magnetic field. Here we report on new results derived from observations from MESSENGER's Mercury Atmospheric and Surface Composition Spectrometer (MASCS), Magnetometer (MAG), and Energetic Particle and Plasma Spectrometer (EPPS) taken during the third flyby.

  10. The Impact of Mobile Learning on ESP Learners' Performance

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    Alkhezzi, Fahad; Al-Dousari, Wadha

    2016-01-01

    This study explores the impact of using mobile phone applications, namely Telegram Messenger, on teaching and learning English in an ESP context. The main objective is to test whether using mobile phone applications have an impact on ESP learners' performance by mainly investigating the influence such teaching technique can have on learning…

  11. Mercury's exosphere: observations during MESSENGER's First Mercury flyby.

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    McClintock, William E; Bradley, E Todd; Vervack, Ronald J; Killen, Rosemary M; Sprague, Ann L; Izenberg, Noam R; Solomon, Sean C

    2008-07-04

    During MESSENGER's first Mercury flyby, the Mercury Atmospheric and Surface Composition Spectrometer measured Mercury's exospheric emissions, including those from the antisunward sodium tail, calcium and sodium close to the planet, and hydrogen at high altitudes on the dayside. Spatial variations indicate that multiple source and loss processes generate and maintain the exosphere. Energetic processes connected to the solar wind and magnetospheric interaction with the planet likely played an important role in determining the distributions of exospheric species during the flyby.

  12. Sodium ion exosphere of Mercury during MESSENGER flybys

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    Paral, Jan; Trávníček, Pavel M.; Rankin, R.; Schriver, D.

    2010-01-01

    Roč. 37, č. 19 (2010), L19102/1-L19102/5 ISSN 0094-8276 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z30420517; CEZ:AV0Z10030501 Keywords : MESSENGER flybys * solar wind sputtering * photo-stimulated desorption Subject RIV: BN - Astronomy, Celestial Mechanics, Astrophysics Impact factor: 3.505, year: 2010 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2010GL044413/abstract

  13. 12th International Conference on Second Messengers and Phosphoproteins

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    Tuháčková, Zdena

    2004-01-01

    Roč. 32, č. 3 (2004), s. 89-91 ISSN 1211-2526. [International conference on second messengers and phosphoproteins /12./. Montreal, 03.08.2004-07.08.2004] R&D Projects: GA ČR GA301/04/0550; GA AV ČR KSK5020115 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z5052915 Keywords : MTOR -PI3-K signalling * p70 S 6 kinase * v-Src Subject RIV: CE - Biochemistry

  14. Mercury's Sodium Exosphere: Observations during the MESSENGER Orbital Phase

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    Killen, Rosemary M.; Cassidy, Timothy A.; Vervack, Ronald J., Jr.; Burger, Matthew H.; Merkel, Aimee W.; Sarantos, Menelaos; Sprague, Ann L.; McClintock, William E.; Benna, Mehdi; Solomon, Sean C.

    2012-01-01

    The MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft entered into orbit about Mercury on March 18,2011. We now have approximately five Mercury years of data from orbit. Prior to the MESSENGER mission, Mercury's surface-bounded exosphere was known to contain H, He, Na. K, and Ca. The Ultraviolet and Visible Spectrometer (UVVS) began routine orbital observations of both the dayside and nightside exosphere on March 29. 2011, measuring altitude profiles for all previously detected neutral species except for He and K. We focus here on what we have learned about the sodium exosphere: its spatial, seasonal, and sporadic variation. Observations to date permit delineation of the relative roles of photon-stimulated desorption (PSD) and impact vaporization (IV) from seasonal and spatial effects, as well as of the roles of ions both as sputtering agents and in their possible role to enhance the efficiency of PSD. Correlations of Mercury's neutral sodium exosphere with measurements from MESSENGER's Magnetometer (MAG) and Energetic Particle and Plasma Spectrometer (EPPS) provide insight into the roles of ions and electrons. Models incorporating MAG observations provide a basis for identifying the location and area of the surface exposed to solar wind plasma, and EPPS observations reveal episodic populations of energetic electrons in the magnetosphere and the presence of planetary He(+), 0(+), and Na(+),

  15. The Morphology of Craters on Mercury: Results from MESSENGER Flybys

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    Barnouin, Oliver S.; Zuber, Maria T.; Smith, David E.; Neumann, Gregory A.; Herrick, Robert R.; Chappelow, John E.; Murchie, Scott L.; Prockter, Louise M.

    2012-01-01

    Topographic data measured from the Mercury Laser Altimeter (MLA) and the Mercury Dual Imaging System (MDIS) aboard the MESSENGER spacecraft were used for investigations of the relationship between depth and diameter for impact craters on Mercury. Results using data from the MESSENGER flybys of the innermost planet indicate that most of the craters measured with MLA are shallower than those previously measured by using Mariner 10 images. MDIS images of these same MLA-measured craters show that they have been modified. The use of shadow measurement techniques, which were found to be accurate relative to the MLA results, indicate that both small bowl-shaped and large complex craters that are fresh possess depth-to-diameter ratios that are in good agreement with those measured from Mariner 10 images. The preliminary data also show that the depths of modified craters are shallower relative to fresh ones, and might provide quantitative estimates of crater in-filling by subsequent volcanic or impact processes. The diameter that defines the transition from simple to complex craters on Mercury based on MESSENGER data is consistent with that reported from Mariner 10 data.

  16. Il fascino dell'economia (A fascination with economics

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    K. BRUNNER

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    Full Text Available l'articolo è un contributo ad una serie di ricordi e riflessioni sulle esperienze professionali di illustri economisti con Banca Nazionale del Lavoro Quarterly Review iniziate nel 1979. In esso Karl Brunner discute l' evoluzione del suo pensiero sul ruolo e l'uso dell'economia per quanto riguarda  tre problemi distintiThe paper is a contribution to a series of recollections and reflections on the professional experiences of distinguished economists which the Banca Nazionale del Lavoro Quarterly Review started in 1979. In it Karl Brunner discusses the evolution of his thoughts on the role and use of economics with regards to three distinct problems. JEL: B31, A11

  17. La classificazione aristotelica delle scienze in Pietro d'Abano

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    Enrico Berti

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    Full Text Available La classificazione delle scienze di Pietro d'Abano costituisce un'interessante riformulazione della classificazione analoga, proposta da Aristotele in Metaph. VI, e della teoria degli abiti dianoetici, proposta da Aristotele in Eth. Nic. VI. Come risulta dal Conciliator per quanto concerne la medicina e dal Lucidator per quanto concerne l'astronomia, Pietro segue la classificazione aristotelica e le interpretazioni che di essa erano state date nel medioevo (dottrina dei tre gradi di astrazione e distinzione tra methodus compositiva e methodus resolutiva, aggiungendovi come contributo originale l'introduzione di una parte pratica sia nella medicina che nell'astronomia (astronomia iudicialis, dove quest'ultima deriva da Tolomeo e dagli Arabi.

  18. [Linee guida italiane per il trattamento dell'alcolismo].

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    Ceccanti, Mauro; Iannitelli, Angela; Fiore, Marco

    2018-01-01

    RIASSUNTO. L'Europa è la regione con il più forte consumo di alcol al mondo, con la più elevata percentuale di malattie totali e morti premature alcol-correlate. In Italia, questo fenomeno coinvolge circa il 13% della popolazione oltre i 18 anni e oltre il 25% dei pazienti ospedalizzati. Sfortunatamente, solo il 5% di questi pazienti vengono riconosciuti come persone affette da disturbo da uso di alcol (DUA). Una scarsa conoscenza della malattia, la mancanza di accesso alle cure e le poche risorse messe a disposizione nella gestione del problema sono tra le principali cause di ritardo nella diagnosi, alla fine con conseguenze cliniche molto più importanti e costose da gestire. Alla luce di ciò, abbiamo deciso di dedicare questo numero speciale della Rivista di psichiatria a una serie di articoli riguardanti le linee guida italiane per il trattamento della dipendenza da alcol. Realizzate in collaborazione con numerosi esperti e importanti società scientifiche italiane come il Centro di Riferimento Alcologico della Regione Lazio (CRARL), la Società Italiana Tossicodipendenze (SITD), la Società italiana per il Trattamento dell'Alcolismo e le sue Complicanze (SITAC), la Società Italiana Psichiatria delle Dipendenze (SIPDip), la Società Italiana Patologie da Dipendenza (SIPaD) e l'Istituto di Biologia Cellulare e Neurobiologia (IBCN-CNR), queste linee guida forniscono agli operatori una serie di raccomandazioni basate su prove di efficacia volte ad aumentare la conoscenza e un uso appropriato dei farmaci per le persone affette da DUA. Con la possibilità di un continuo aggiornamento, l'obiettivo principale di queste linee guida sarà quello di garantire l'omogeneità dei trattamenti e un incremento qualitativo nell'assistenza dei pazienti affetti da DUA, così da ridurre le conseguenze psicosociali e sulla salute pubblica di questa importante malattia psichiatrica.

  19. Tendenza al minor sforzo dell'espressione nelle lingue romanze

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    Full Text Available Lʼidea dello sforzo minore - in linea generale valida e rispettata - è senzʼaltro giusta. Havers (1931 a pienamente ragione. Dobbiamo però considerare che lʼesprimersi troppo succintamente non è sempre il più facile, anche se per il locutore più sbrigativo, e - se non cʼè dubbio che esprimersi ampiamente, con più elementi linguistici, sia desiderabile e auspicabile da parte dellʼinterlocutore - non è sempre facile nemmeno per il locutore, "più facile" nel senso di trovare subito il termine adeguato, forse più espressivo che convenga allʼinterlocutore. Il locutore è certo il nucleo della comunicazione, vuol dire, può creare espressioni nuove, il che è nella lingua un procedimento costante, oppure scegliere tra le possibilità che gli si offrono, persino violando il sistema morfosintattico valido il che può portare addirittura allʼannientamento del sistema in vigore e la sua sostituzione con un altro. Il che si verificò, nel mondo linguistico romanzo, appunto con il declino totale dellʼesistenza del sistema della flessione del sostantivo, e parzialmente nel sistema del verbo, in misura minore in quello del pronome. Analizzando tali cambiamenti constatiamo che il principio della legge del minor sforzo, formulato da Havers (1931, è senzʼaltro valido, cerchiamo tuttavia di trovare le ragioni le quali, talvolta, spingono il locutore a violare il sistema in vigore. Crediamo che anche in tale scelta abbia un peso importante una espressione o una struttura spontanea, perciò più naturale e con questo più facile.

  20. Ubiquitous learning model using interactive internet messenger group (IIMG) to improve engagement and behavior for smart campus

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    Umam, K.; Mardi, S. N. S.; Hariadi, M.

    2017-01-01

    The recent popularity of internet messenger based smartphone technologies has motivated some university lecturers to use them for educational activities. These technologies have enormous potential to enhance the teaching and ubiquitous learning experience for smart campus development. However, the design ubiquitous learning model using interactive internet messenger group (IIMG) and empirical evidence that would favor a broad application of mobile and ubiquitous learning in smart campus settings to improve engagement and behavior is still limited. In addition, the expectation that mobile learning could improve engagement and behavior on smart campus cannot be confirmed because the majority of the reviewed studies followed instructions paradigms. This article aims to present ubiquitous learning model design and showing learners’ experiences in improved engagement and behavior using IIMG for learner-learner and learner-lecturer interactions. The method applied in this paper includes design process and quantitative analysis techniques, with the purpose of identifying scenarios of ubiquitous learning and realize the impressions of learners and lecturers about engagement and behavior aspect, and its contribution to learning.

  1. I sei numeri dell'universo le forze profonde che spiegano il cosmo

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    Rees, Martin

    2002-01-01

    È possibile che sei semplici numeri, sei costanti universali, diano conto dell'infinita varietà e della stupefacente complessità del cosmo? L'astrofisico Martin Rees ci mostra che non soltano ciò è possibile, ma in quei sei numeri sono scritti la storia, la struttura e il futuro dell'universo, e che perfino la comparsa della vita sulla terra, e dunque la nostra stessa esistenza, non sarebbe concepibile se uno solo di quei valori numerici, definiti nell'istante che segnò la nascita del mondo, fosse differente. I sei numeri dell'universo ci introducono così ad alcune delle questioni più profonde su cui si interroga oggi la scienza.

  2. La nuova fisica delle particelle e i segreti dell'universo un dialogo fra filosofia, scienza e religione

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    Bodei, Remo

    2017-01-01

    La Scuola della Cattedrale, presieduta da Monsignor Gianantonio Borgonovo, prosegue il suo ciclo di incontri con un evento culturale nel segno della fisica che esplora il mondo delle particelle. Guido Tonelli, fisico e professore ordinario dell’Università di Pisa, tratta degli eventi che hanno portato alla scoperta del bosone di Higgs al Cern di Ginevra dove è stato realizzato Lhc, l’acceleratore di particelle più potente del mondo, con un’analisi di materia e antimateria, energia e universo, per capire come tutto è cominciato e come forse andrà a finire. Dove potrà arrivare l’uomo con queste nuove visioni? Quali cambiamenti e traguardi sono ipotizzabili? Come leggere da un punto di vista religioso e filosofico questi nuovi scenari che la scienza prospetta? L’evento ha visto gli interventi di Monsignor Borgonovo e del filosofo Remo Bodei, professore emerito di Filosofia all’Università di Pisa.

  3. Consapevolezza d'uso delle risorse elettroniche presso IIT Roorkee, India: un caso di studio

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    Sunil Tyagi

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Attraverso un questionario si studia il livello di conoscenza, da parte di soggetti quali insegnanti, ricercatori e studenti, degli Electronic Information Services (EIS della biblioteca dell'Indian Institute of Technology di Rookee. L'India ha infatti visto un crescente interesse verso le risorse elettroniche in biblioteca, culminato nella creazione nel 2002 dell'Indian National Digital Library in Science and Technology (INDEST Consortium. I questionari si occupano del tipo di risorse elettroniche usate dagli utenti, dell'impatto di esse sul materiale a stampa, del tipo di uso, del metodo utilizzato per la loro ricerca, degli ostacoli incontrati e della frequenza di consultazione. I risultati della ricerca mostrano un forte incremento nell'uso delle riviste online e una generale soddisfazione degli utenti verso l'offerta della biblioteca. Inoltre, le risposte ai questionari hanno evidenziato nella percezione degli utenti un incremento della considerazione delle risorse elettroniche rispetto a quelle a stampa. Le raccomandazioni per il futuro suggeriscono: politiche di abbonamento a risorse elettroniche che tengano conto delle priorità degli utenti, sviluppo di programmi didattici e di orientamento, aumento della qualità dei mezzi (Software e Hardware per l'utilizzo delle risorse elettroniche e un incremento di strumenti del Web 2.0 (Blog, RSS feed, ecc. ai fini della promozione di quest'ambito della biblioteca. Lo studio dovrebbe inoltre essere esteso ad un campione più vasto e ad altre Università e organizzazioni, al fine di identificare più specificamente gli ostacoli al consapevole utilizzo delle risorse elettroniche e i possibili mezzi per incoraggiare gli utenti a sfruttare le piene potenzialità del sistema.

  4. La radiazione solare (globale e la rete altinometrica del servizio meteorologico dell'aeronautica italiana(*

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    Full Text Available Si fa una breve desorizione della funzione degli Osservatori
    Scientifico-Sperimentali del Servizio Meteorologico deU'Aeronautioa,
    militare italiana (OSSMA, con particolare riferimento a quello di Messina,
    clie tra i suoi coinpiti ha anche quello degli studi e delle ricerclie sulla radiazione
    solare, con la gestione di una Rete attinometrica di 31 stazioni.
    Si passa quindi ad una rapida rassegna evocativa degli studi sulla
    radiazione solare su scala mondiale, notificando il contributo italiano e
    mettendo in particolare rilievo quelli della radiazione globale (D -j- I anche
    a scopo sinottico, che formano oggetto di particolari applicazioni da parte
    dell'OSSMA di Messina.
    Inoltre fatta una breve descrizione del funzionamento della Rete attinometrica
    A. M. e del contenuto delle relative pubblicazioni finora fatte
    o in corso, si discutono i risultati ed i metodi di impiego dei dati e si fanno
    voti perche essi vengano introdotti piu attivamente nel campo sinottico
    applicativo, specie in relazione alia turbolenza atmosferica, alia evaporazione
    e quindi alia umiclificazione delle masse d'aria.
    Detti fenomeni, unitamente all'azione delle correnti superflciali marine
    calde, a circolazione ciclonic.a, darebbero luogo, secondo l'autore, alle basse
    barometriche secondarie (Golfo di Genova, Alto Adriatico. . . e ad alcune
    perturbazioni temporalesche. Si auspica pertanto una maggiore collaborazione
    t r a Meteorologia e Oceanografla.
    Inline, in relazione tra i fenomeni sopra detti e l'andamento della
    acqua precipitabile notturna e diurna, ricavata dai radiosondaggi, si emette
    l'ipotesi che una parte dell'ossigeno atoinico atmosferico possa trovare la
    sua origine nella scomposizione delle molecole del vapor d'acqua dell'aria,

  5. Presenza e distribuzione delle acquaporine nell'apparato intestinale del vitello bufalino

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    Vassalotti, Giuseppe

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    Le acquaporine costituiscono una famiglia di proteine canale, diffusamente distribuite nel regno animale e vegetale, che partecipano all'equilibrio delle molecole d’acqua all'interno o all'esterno delle cellule di specifici tessuti. I processi di assorbimento del colostro, durante le prime fasi di vita del vitello, esprimono un punto cruciale nella protezione da tutti i patogeni intestinali, principali responsabili della mortalità neonatale. Il colostro, inoltre, è per il vitello un al...

  6. La fine delle certezze il tempo, il caos e le leggi della natura

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    1997-01-01

    Quella che Prigogine ci indica in questo libro è una stretta via tra un mondo deterministico governato da leggi ferree e un mondo assurdo in preda all'arbitrio del caso: le leggi della fisica assumono un senso nuovo, esprimendo ormai solo delle probabilità. In questa nuova visione del mondo c'è posto per la creatività della natura e dell'uomo.

  7. A reading of Antonio Tabucchi's Il filo dell'orizzonte | Wilson | Italian ...

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    Questa lettura de Il filo dell'orizzonte (1986) di Antonio Tabucchi esamina il percorso del protagonista, Spino, attraverso gli spazi di una città. La sua è una ricerca ossessiva delle “segrete ragioni” che guidano una vita. Nel tentativo di restituire l'esistenza ad un morto, Spino percepisce che la reciprocità del legame fra vita e ...

  8. Negare l'acqua. La strategia dello Stato islamico per il controllo delle risorse idriche e il diritto all’acqua delle donne nel Vicino Oriente

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    Desirée A.L. Quagliarotti

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    Full Text Available In un contesto di ineguale distribuzione delle risorse idriche, di crescita demografica e di sviluppo economico, l’acqua assume sempre più il ruolo divariabile strategica in grado di alterare gli equilibri geopolitici soprattutto in quelle aree in cui le fonti idriche sono condivise tra più paesi. Obiettivo dell’articolo è quello di analizzare il contenzioso idrico del bacino del Tigri e dell’Eufrate dove la storica disputa per la gestione e l’accaparramento delle acque condivise tra Turchia, Siria e Iraq è acuita dall’effetto del cambiamento climatico e dall’ingresso di nuovi attori nel controllo della risorsa. L’aumento della frequenza e dell’intensità dei periodi di siccità amplifica il gap tra domanda e offerta idrica mentre il nuovo ordine idropolitico disegnato dall’espansione dello Stato Islamico, limita l’accesso alla risorsa da parte delle fasce più deboli delle popolazioni. Particolarmente penalizzate sono le donne a cui viene quotidianamente affidato l’arduo compito di gestire le scarse risorse idriche e di allocarle tra i diversi usi. Il controllo da parte dello Stato islamico delle grandi dighe lungo il corso dei due fiumi, l’utilizzo dell’acqua come strumento di pressione e il conseguente deterioramento qualitativo e quantitativo della risorsa, non solo aumentano la quantità di lavoro che le donne devono impiegare per la raccolta e la distribuzione dell’acqua ma minacciano la sicurezza alimentare e la salute loro e delle loro famiglie.

  9. Mapping the Topography of Mercury with MESSENGER Laser Altimetry

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    Sun, Xiaoli; Cavanaugh, John F.; Neumann, Gregory A.; Smith, David E..; Zubor, Maria T.

    2012-01-01

    The Mercury Laser Altimeter onboard MESSENGER involves unique design elements that deal with the challenges of being in orbit around Mercury. The Mercury Laser Altimeter (MLA) is one of seven instruments on NASA's MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft. MESSENGER was launched on 3 August 2004, and entered into orbit about Mercury on 18 March 2011 after a journey through the inner solar system. This involved six planetary flybys, including three of Mercury. MLA is designed to map the topography and landforms of Mercury's surface. It also measures the planet's forced libration (motion about the spin axis), which helps constrain the state of the core. The first science measurements from orbit taken with MLA were made on 29 March 2011 and continue to date. MLA had accumulated about 8.3 million laser ranging measurements to Mercury's surface, as of 31 July 2012, i.e., over six Mercury years (528 Earth days). Although MLA is the third planetary lidar built at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), MLA must endure a much harsher thermal environment near Mercury than the previous instruments on Mars and Earth satellites. The design of MLA was derived in part from that of the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter on Mars Global Surveyor. However, MLA must range over greater distances and often in off-nadir directions from a highly eccentric orbit. In MLA we use a single-mode diode-pumped Nd:YAG (neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet) laser that is highly collimated to maintain a small footprint on the planet. The receiver has both a narrow field of view and a narrow spectral bandwidth to minimize the amount of background light detected from the sunlit hemisphere of Mercury. We achieve the highest possible receiver sensitivity by employing the minimum receiver detection threshold.

  10. MESSENGER Observations of Magnetic Reconnection in Mercury's Magnetosphere

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    Slavin. James A.

    2009-01-01

    During MESSENGER'S second flyby of Mercury on October 6,2008, very intense reconnection was observed between the planet's magnetic field and a steady southward interplanetary magnetic field (IMF). The dawn magnetopause was threaded by a strong magnetic field normal to its surface, approx.14 nT, that implies a rate of reconnection approx.10 times the typical rate at Earth and a cross-magnetospheric electric potential drop of approx.30 kV. The highest magnetic field observed during this second flyby, approx.160 nT, was found at the core of a large dayside flux transfer event (FTE). This FTE is estimated to contain magnetic flux equal to approx.5% that of Mercury's magnetic tail or approximately one order of magnitude higher fraction of the tail flux than is typically found for FTEs at Earth. Plasmoid and traveling compression region (TCR) signatures were observed throughout MESSENGER'S traversal of Mercury's magnetotail with a repetition rate comparable to the Dungey cycle time of approx.2 min. The TCR signatures changed from south-north, indicating tailward motion, to north-south, indicating sunward motion, at a distance approx.2.6 RM (where RM is Mercury's radius) behind the terminator indicating that the near-Mercury magnetotail neutral line was crossed at that point. Overall, these new MESSENGER observations suggest that magnetic reconnection at the dayside magnetopause is very intense relative to what is found at Earth and other planets, while reconnection in Mercury's tail is similar to that in other planetary magnetospheres, but with a very short Dungey cycle time.

  11. Mercury's complex exosphere: results from MESSENGER's third flyby.

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    Vervack, Ronald J; McClintock, William E; Killen, Rosemary M; Sprague, Ann L; Anderson, Brian J; Burger, Matthew H; Bradley, E Todd; Mouawad, Nelly; Solomon, Sean C; Izenberg, Noam R

    2010-08-06

    During MESSENGER's third flyby of Mercury, the Mercury Atmospheric and Surface Composition Spectrometer detected emission from ionized calcium concentrated 1 to 2 Mercury radii tailward of the planet. This measurement provides evidence for tailward magnetospheric convection of photoions produced inside the magnetosphere. Observations of neutral sodium, calcium, and magnesium above the planet's north and south poles reveal altitude distributions that are distinct for each species. A two-component sodium distribution and markedly different magnesium distributions above the two poles are direct indications that multiple processes control the distribution of even single species in Mercury's exosphere.

  12. Laser altimeter observations from MESSENGER's first Mercury flyby.

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    Zuber, Maria T; Smith, David E; Solomon, Sean C; Phillips, Roger J; Peale, Stanton J; Head, James W; Hauck, Steven A; McNutt, Ralph L; Oberst, Jürgen; Neumann, Gregory A; Lemoine, Frank G; Sun, Xiaoli; Barnouin-Jha, Olivier; Harmon, John K

    2008-07-04

    A 3200-kilometers-long profile of Mercury by the Mercury Laser Altimeter on the MESSENGER spacecraft spans approximately 20% of the near-equatorial region of the planet. Topography along the profile is characterized by a 5.2-kilometer dynamic range and 930-meter root-mean-square roughness. At long wavelengths, topography slopes eastward by 0.02 degrees , implying a variation of equatorial shape that is at least partially compensated. Sampled craters on Mercury are shallower than their counterparts on the Moon, at least in part the result of Mercury's higher gravity. Crater floors vary in roughness and slope, implying complex modification over a range of length scales.

  13. Mercury's Complex Exosphere: Results from MESSENGER's Third Flyby

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    Vervack, Ronald J., Jr.; McClintock, William E.; Killen, Rosemary M.; Sprague, Ann L.; Anderson, Brian J.; Burger, Matthew H.; Bradley, E. Todd; Mouawad, Nelly; Solomon, Sean C.; Izenberg, Noam R.

    2010-01-01

    During MESSENGER's third flyby of Mercury, the Mercury Atmospheric and Surface Composition Spectrometer detected emission from ionized calcium concentrated 1 to 2 Mercury radii tailward of the planet. This measurement provides evidence for tailward magnetospheric convection of photoions produced inside the magnetosphere. Observations of neutral sodium, calcium, and magnesium above the planet's north and south poles reveal attitude distributions that are distinct for each species. A two-component sodium distribution and markedly different magnesium distributions above the two poles are direct indications that multiple processes control the distribution of even single species in Mercury's exosphere,

  14. MESSENGER E/V/H GRNS 3 NEUTRON SPECTROMETER CDR V1.0

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Abstract ======== This data set consists of the MESSENGER Neutron Spectrometer (NS) calibrated data records (CDRs). The NS experiment is a neutron spectrometer...

  15. MESSENGER E/V/H/SW EPPS CALIBRATED FIPS DDR V2.0

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Abstract ======== This data set consists of the MESSENGER Energetic Particle and Plasma Spectrometer (EPPS) calibrated observations, also known as DDRs. The system...

  16. Alterations in polyribosome and messenger ribonucleic acid metabolism and messenger ribonucleoprotein utilization in osmotically stressed plant seedlings

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    Mason, H.S.

    1986-01-01

    Polyribosome aggregation state in growing tissues of barley and wheat leaf of stems of pea and squash was studied in relation to seedling growth and water status of the growing tissue in plants at various levels of osmotic stress. It was found to be highly correlated with water potential and osmotic potential of the growing tissue and with leaf of stem elongation rate. Stress rapidly reduced polyribosome content and water status in growing tissues of barley leaves; changes were slow and slight in the non-growing leaf blade. Membrane-bound and free polyribosomes were equally sensitive to stress-induced disaggregation. Incorporation of 32 PO 4 3- into ribosomal RNA was rapidly inhibited by stress, but stability of poly(A) + RNA relative to ribosomal RNA was similar in stressed and unstressed tissues, with a half-life of about 12 hours. Stress also caused progressive loss of poly(A) + RNA from these tissues. Quantitation of poly(A) and in vitro messenger template activity in polysome gradient fractions showed a shift of activity from the polysomal region to the region of 20-60 S in stressed plants. Messenger RNA in the 20-60 S region coded for the same peptides as mRNA found in the polysomal fraction. Nonpolysomal and polysome-derived messenger ribonucleoprotein complexes (mRNP) were isolated, and characteristic proteins were found associated with either fraction. Polysomal mRNP from stressed or unstressed plants were translated with similar efficiency in a wheat germ cell-free system. It was concluded that no translational inhibitory activity was associated with nonpolysomal mRNP from barley prepared as described

  17. L’ELICITED ORAL IMITATION TEST COME STRUMENTO DI MISURAZIONE DELLE CONOSCENZE IMPLICITE E DELLE ABILITÁ DI PROCESSING

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    Ilaria Borro

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Lo studio esamina la validità dell’Elicited Oral Imitation Test (EI nella misurazione delle conoscenze implicite e delle strategie di processing. Si basa sull’ipotesi elaborata da Erlam secondo il quale l’EI è ricostruttivo, cioè richiede agli apprendenti di processare l’input orale e non di ripeterlo meccanicamente. La struttura misurata nello studio è il participio passato: la scelta è motivata dal fatto che si tratta di una struttura problematica a diversi livelli di competenza e richiede la capacità di processare tratti morfologici e sintattici allo stesso tempo (Salvi, Vanelli, 2004.I partecipanti sono 26 studenti cinesi di livello A2 e B1 che, all'epoca, avevano frequentato per circa 400 ore un corso di lingua italiana all'Università degli Studi di Milano. Lo studio utilizza, oltre all’EI, altre due forme di valutazione: un Untimed Grammaticality Judgment Test (UGJT e un Metalinguistic Knowledge Test (MKT. Lo studio ha dimostrato che l'EI ha un debole correlazione con  l'UGJT e con l’MKT, a conferma del fatto che gli studenti hanno fatto affidamento su due tipi di competenze differenti che possono essere identificate con le conoscenze implicite e il processing nel caso dell'EI e con le conoscenze esplicite nel caso dell’UGJT e dell’MKT. I dati raccolti nello studio hanno anche evidenziato una correlazione tra UGJT e MKT a riprova che i due tipi di valutazione richiedono competenze basata su costrutti simili.  The elicited oral imitation test as a tool for measurement of knowledge and skills of implied processingThe study examined the validity of the Elicited Oral Imitation Test (EI in the measurement of implicit knowledge and processing strategies. It is based on the hypothesis developed by Erlam that EI is reconstructive, requiring learners to process oral input and not to repeat it mechanically. The structure measured in the study was the past participle: this choice was motivated by the fact that it is a

  18. Modeling MESSENGER Observations of Calcium in Mercury's Exosphere

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    Burger, Matthew Howard; Killen, Rosemary M.; McClintock, William E.; Vervack, Ronald J., Jr.; Merkel, Aimee W.; Sprague, Ann L.; Sarantos, Menelaos

    2012-01-01

    The Mercury Atmospheric and Surface Composition Spectrometer (MASCS) on the MESSENGER spacecraft has made the first high-spatial-resolution observations of exospheric calcium at Mercury. We use a Monte Carlo model of the exosphere to track the trajectories of calcium atoms ejected from the surface until they are photoionized, escape from the system, or stick to the surface. This model permits an exploration of exospheric source processes and interactions among neutral atoms, solar radiation, and the planetary surface. The MASCS data have suggested that a persistent, high-energy source of calcium that was enhanced in the dawn, equatorial region of Mercury was active during MESSENGER's three flybys of Mercury and during the first seven orbits for which MASCS obtained data. The total Ca source rate from the surface varied between 1.2x10(exp 23) and 2.6x10(exp 23) Ca atoms/s, if its temperature was 50,000 K. The origin of this high-energy, asymmetric source is unknown, although from this limited data set it does not appear to be consistent with micrometeoroid impact vaporization, ion sputtering, electron-stimulated desorption, or vaporization at dawn of material trapped on the cold nightside.

  19. Multi-Messenger Astronomy: White Dwarf Binaries, LISA and GAIA

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    Bueno, Michael; Breivik, Katelyn; Larson, Shane L.

    2017-01-01

    The discovery of gravitational waves has ushered in a new era in astronomy. The low-frequency band covered by the future LISA detector provides unprecedented opportunities for multi-messenger astronomy. With the Global Astrometric Interferometer for Astrophysics (GAIA) mission, we expect to discover about 1,000 eclipsing binary systems composed of a WD and a main sequence star - a sizeable increase from the approximately 34 currently known binaries of this type. In advance of the first GAIA data release and the launch of LISA within the next decade, we used the Binary Stellar Evolution (BSE) code simulate the evolution of White Dwarf Binaries (WDB) in a fixed galaxy population of about 196,000 sources. Our goal is to assess the detectability of a WDB by LISA and GAIA using the parameters from our population synthesis, we calculate GW strength h, and apparent GAIA magnitude G. We can then use a scale factor to make a prediction of how many multi- messenger sources we expect to be detectable by both LISA and GAIA in a galaxy the size of the Milky Way. We create binaries 10 times to ensure randomness in distance assignment and average our results. We then determined whether or not astronomical chirp is the difference between the total chirp and the GW chirp. With Astronomical chirp and simulations of mass transfer and tides, we can gather more information about the internal astrophysics of stars in ultra-compact binary systems.

  20. More customers embrace Dell standards-based computing for even the most demanding applications-Growing demand among HPCC customers for Dell in Europe

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    Dell Computers has signed agreements with several high-profile customers in Europe to provide high performance computing cluster (HPCC) solutions. One customer is a consortium of 4 universities involved in research at the Collider Detector Facility at Fermilab (1 page).

  1. Il dottor Freud a proposito dell'arte (1925

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    Clive Bell

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Clive Bell (1881-1964, critico d’arte inglese appartenente al Gruppo di Bloomsbury, fu tra i fautori più decisi del formalismo in estetica. In questo articolo critica qui con ironica asprezza, la concezione dell’arte espressa da Freud in un noto passo dell’Introduzione alla Psicoanalisi, in cui l’artista viene descritto come una persona insoddisfatta che compensa attraverso l’arte i suoi bisogni pulsionali. Secondo Clive Bell il piacere dell’arte non nasce dall’appagamento di desiderio ma da una speciale emozione che riguarda solo la “Forma Significante”. “L’artista– scrive – non è alle prese… con la “sublimazione” delle sue normali brame, perché è alle prese con un problema totalmente al di fuori dell’esperienza normale. Il suo obbiettivo è creare una forma che debba corrispondere a un’idea estetica, non creare una forma che debba soddisfare le voglie inappagate del dottor Freud.” Conclude poi dicendo: “A me pare che il dottor Freud possa essere un eccellente psicoanalista; ma l’arte, sono certo, farebbe meglio a lasciarla stare.”

  2. Gravity, Topography, and Magnetic Field of Mercury from Messenger

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    Neumann, Gregory A.; Solomon, Sean C.; Zuber, Maria T.; Phillips, Roger J.; Barnouin, Olivier; Ernst, Carolyn; Goosens, Sander; Hauck, Steven A., II; Head, James W., III; Johnson, Catherine L.; hide

    2012-01-01

    On 18 March 2011, the MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft was inserted into a 12-hour, near-polar orbit around Mercury, with an initial periapsis altitude of 200 km, initial periapse latitude of 60 deg N, and apoapsis at approximately 15,200 km altitude in the southern hemisphere. This orbit has permitted the mapping of regional gravitational structure in the northern hemisphere, and laser altimetry from the MESSENGER spacecraft has yielded a geodetically controlled elevation model for the same hemisphere. The shape of a planet combined with gravity provides fundamental information regarding its internal structure and geologic and thermal evolution. Elevations in the northern hemisphere exhibit a unimodal distribution with a dynamic range of 9.63 km, less than that of the Moon (19.9 km), but consistent with Mercury's higher surface gravitational acceleration. After one Earth-year in orbit, refined models of gravity and topography have revealed several large positive gravity anomalies that coincide with major impact basins. These candidate mascons have anomalies that exceed 100 mGal and indicate substantial crustal thinning and superisostatic uplift of underlying mantle. An additional uncompensated 1000-km-diameter gravity and topographic high at 68 deg N, 33 deg E lies within Mercury's northern volcanic plains. Mercury's northern hemisphere crust is generally thicker at low latitudes than in the polar region. The low-degree gravity field, combined with planetary spin parameters, yields the moment of inertia C/MR2 = 0.353 +/- 0.017, where M=3.30 x 10(exp 23) kg and R=2440 km are Mercury's mass and radius, and a ratio of the moment of inertia of Mercury's solid outer shell to that of the planet of Cm/C = 0.452 +/- 0.035. One proposed model for Mercury's radial density distribution consistent with these results includes silicate crust and mantle layers overlying a dense solid (possibly Fe-S) layer, a liquid Fe

  3. Insights into the Nature of Mercury's Exosphere: Early Results from the MESSENGER Orbital Mission Phase

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    McClintock, William E.; Burger, Matthew H.; Killen, Rosemary M.; Merkel, Aimee W.; Sarantos, Menelaos; Sprague, Ann L.; Solomon, Sean C.; Vervack, Ronald J., Jr.

    2011-01-01

    The Ultraviolet and Visible Spectrometer aboard the MESSENGER spacecraft has been making routine observations of Mercury's exosphere since March 29, 2011. Correlations of the spatial distributions of Ca, Mg, and Na with MESSENGER magnetic field and energetic particle distribution data provide insight into the processes that populate the neutral exosphere

  4. Role of WhatsApp Messenger in the Laboratory Management System: A Boon to Communication.

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    Dorwal, Pranav; Sachdev, Ritesh; Gautam, Dheeraj; Jain, Dharmendra; Sharma, Pooja; Tiwari, Assem Kumar; Raina, Vimarsh

    2016-01-01

    The revolution of internet and specifically mobile internet has occurred at a blinding pace over the last decade. With the advent of smart phones, the hand held device has become much more than a medium of voice calling. Healthcare has been catching up with the digital revolution in the form of Hospital Information System and Laboratory Information System. However, the advent of instant messaging services, which are abundantly used by the youth, can be used to improve communication and coordination among the various stake holders in the healthcare sector. We have tried to look at the impact of using the WhatsApp messenger service in the laboratory management system, by forming multiple groups of the various subsections of the laboratory. A total of 35 members used this service for a period of 3 months and their response was taken on a scale of 1 to 10. There was significant improvement in the communication in the form of sharing photographic evidence, information about accidents, critical alerts, duty rosters, academic activities and getting directives from seniors. There was also some increase in the load of adding information to the application and disturbance in the routine activities; but the benefits far outweighed the minor hassles. We thereby suggest and foresee another communication revolution which will change the way information is shared in a healthcare sector, with hospital specific dedicated apps.

  5. MESSENGER observations of magnetic reconnection in Mercury's magnetosphere.

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    Slavin, James A; Acuña, Mario H; Anderson, Brian J; Baker, Daniel N; Benna, Mehdi; Boardsen, Scott A; Gloeckler, George; Gold, Robert E; Ho, George C; Korth, Haje; Krimigis, Stamatios M; McNutt, Ralph L; Raines, Jim M; Sarantos, Menelaos; Schriver, David; Solomon, Sean C; Trávnícek, Pavel; Zurbuchen, Thomas H

    2009-05-01

    Solar wind energy transfer to planetary magnetospheres and ionospheres is controlled by magnetic reconnection, a process that determines the degree of connectivity between the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) and a planet's magnetic field. During MESSENGER's second flyby of Mercury, a steady southward IMF was observed and the magnetopause was threaded by a strong magnetic field, indicating a reconnection rate ~10 times that typical at Earth. Moreover, a large flux transfer event was observed in the magnetosheath, and a plasmoid and multiple traveling compression regions were observed in Mercury's magnetotail, all products of reconnection. These observations indicate that Mercury's magnetosphere is much more responsive to IMF direction and dominated by the effects of reconnection than that of Earth or the other magnetized planets.

  6. Gravity field and internal structure of Mercury from MESSENGER.

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    Smith, David E; Zuber, Maria T; Phillips, Roger J; Solomon, Sean C; Hauck, Steven A; Lemoine, Frank G; Mazarico, Erwan; Neumann, Gregory A; Peale, Stanton J; Margot, Jean-Luc; Johnson, Catherine L; Torrence, Mark H; Perry, Mark E; Rowlands, David D; Goossens, Sander; Head, James W; Taylor, Anthony H

    2012-04-13

    Radio tracking of the MESSENGER spacecraft has provided a model of Mercury's gravity field. In the northern hemisphere, several large gravity anomalies, including candidate mass concentrations (mascons), exceed 100 milli-Galileos (mgal). Mercury's northern hemisphere crust is thicker at low latitudes and thinner in the polar region and shows evidence for thinning beneath some impact basins. The low-degree gravity field, combined with planetary spin parameters, yields the moment of inertia C/MR(2) = 0.353 ± 0.017, where M and R are Mercury's mass and radius, and a ratio of the moment of inertia of Mercury's solid outer shell to that of the planet of C(m)/C = 0.452 ± 0.035. A model for Mercury's radial density distribution consistent with these results includes a solid silicate crust and mantle overlying a solid iron-sulfide layer and an iron-rich liquid outer core and perhaps a solid inner core.

  7. Tissue distribution of human acetylcholinesterase and butyrylcholinesterase messenger RNA

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    Jbilo, O.; Barteles, C.F.; Chatonnet, A.; Toutant, J.P.; Lockridge, O.

    1994-12-31

    Tissue distribution of human acetyicholinesterase and butyryicholinesterase messenger RNA. 1 Cholinesterase inhibitors occur naturally in the calabar bean (eserine), green potatoes (solanine), insect-resistant crab apples, the coca plant (cocaine) and snake venom (fasciculin). There are also synthetic cholinesterase inhibitors, for example man-made insecticides. These inhibitors inactivate acetyicholinesterase and butyrylcholinesterase as well as other targets. From a study of the tissue distribution of acetylcholinesterase and butyrylcholinesterase mRNA by Northern blot analysis, we have found the highest levels of butyrylcholinesterase mRNA in the liver and lungs, tissues known as the principal detoxication sites of the human body. These results indicate that butyrylcholinesterase may be a first line of defense against poisons that are eaten or inhaled.

  8. New Understanding of Mercury's Magnetosphere from MESSENGER'S First Flyby

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    Slavin, James A.; Acuna, Mario H.; Anderson, Brian J.; Baker, Daniel N.; Benna, Mehdi; Gloeckler, George; Gold, Robert E.; Ho, George C.; Killen, M.; Korth, Haje; hide

    2008-01-01

    Observations by the MESSENGER spacecraft on 14 January 2008 have revealed new features of the solar system's smallest planetary magnetosphere. The interplanetary magnetic field orientation was unfavorable for large inputs of energy from the solar wind and no evidence of magnetic substorms, internal magnetic reconnection, or energetic particle acceleration was detected. Large-scale rotations of the magnetic field were measured along the dusk flank of the magnetosphere and ultra-tow frequency waves were frequently observed beginning near closest approach. Outbound the spacecraft encountered two current-sheet boundaries across which the magnetic field intensity decreased in a step-like manner. The outer current sheet is the magnetopause boundary. The inner current sheet is similar in structure, but weaker and -1000 km closer to the planet. Between these two current sheets the magnetic field intensity is depressed by the diamagnetic effect of planetary ions created by the photo-ionization of Mercury's exosphere.

  9. The evolution of Mercury's crust: a global perspective from MESSENGER.

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    Denevi, Brett W; Robinson, Mark S; Solomon, Sean C; Murchie, Scott L; Blewett, David T; Domingue, Deborah L; McCoy, Timothy J; Ernst, Carolyn M; Head, James W; Watters, Thomas R; Chabot, Nancy L

    2009-05-01

    Mapping the distribution and extent of major terrain types on a planet's surface helps to constrain the origin and evolution of its crust. Together, MESSENGER and Mariner 10 observations of Mercury now provide a near-global look at the planet, revealing lateral and vertical heterogeneities in the color and thus composition of Mercury's crust. Smooth plains cover approximately 40% of the surface, and evidence for the volcanic origin of large expanses of plains suggests that a substantial portion of the crust originated volcanically. A low-reflectance, relatively blue component affects at least 15% of the surface and is concentrated in crater and basin ejecta. Its spectral characteristics and likely origin at depth are consistent with its apparent excavation from a lower crust or upper mantle enriched in iron- and titanium-bearing oxides.

  10. The Mercury Laser Altimeter Instrument for the MESSENGER Mission

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    Cavanaugh, John F.; Smith, James C.; Sun, Xiaoli; Bartels, Arlin E.; Ramos-Izquierdo, Luis; Krebs, Danny J.; Novo-Gradac, Anne marie; McGarry, Jan F.; Trunzo, Raymond; Britt, Jamie L.

    2006-01-01

    The Mercury Laser Altimeter (MLA) is one of the payload science instruments on the MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) mission, which launched on 3 August 2004. The altimeter will measure the round trip time-of-flight of transmitted laser pulses reflected from the surface of the planet that, in combination with the spacecraft orbit position and pointing data, gives a high-precision measurement of surface topography referenced to Mercury's center of mass. The altimeter measurements will be used to determine the planet's forced librations by tracking the motion of large-scale topographic features as a function of time. MLA's laser pulse energy monitor and the echo pulse energy estimate will provide an active measurement of the surface reflectivity at 1064 nm. This paper describes the instrument design, prelaunch testing, calibration, and results of post-launch testing.

  11. Simboli apparenti: ricerca qualitativa sull'estetica dell'ipod

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    Riccardo Esposito

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Ormai i lettori di file mp3 - l’algoritmo di compressione per i brani musicali digitalizzati - sono entrati nel ventaglio delle tecnologie di uso comune, soprattutto per quanto concerne l’universo giovanile. All’interno dell’infinita varietà di marche e modelli però, possiamo sostenere con buona sicurezza che l’iPod, il lettore mp3 della Apple, ha saputo conquistarsi una buona fetta di mercato. I motivi del suo successo commerciale si legano a diversi elementi, tra i quali non possiamo far a meno di citare la capacità dell’iPod di assorbire le interpretazioni simboliche proposte dai suoi fruitori, un processo quasi sconosciuto agli altri lettori mp3. L’iPod non viene inteso sic et simpliciter come un oggetto con relativa funzione ma anche come simbolo, un contenitore di significati mutevoli che gli individui utilizzano per comunicare ai propri simili la loro solidarietà nei confronti del “pensiero Apple”. Ma non solo: se tutto ciò fosse vero, potremmo anche immaginare questo lettore mp3 investito da valori estetici a tal punto da trasfigurarsi in orpello da abbinare con il soprabito. È possibile, quindi, pensare all’iPod non solo come lettore di file mp3 ma anche come un qualsiasi monile, gioiello e/o accessorio del proprio abbigliamento? Questa domanda rappresenta la base della ricerca che verrà approfondita nel seguente saggio, un lavoro che tramite l’utilizzo di tecniche appartenenti all’universo della ricerca qualitativa cerca di dare possibili risposte - mai definitive - ai precedenti quesiti.

  12. The MESSENGER mission to Mercury: scientific objectives and implementation

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    Solomon, Sean C.; McNutt, Ralph L.; Gold, Robert E.; Acuña, Mario H.; Baker, Daniel N.; Boynton, William V.; Chapman, Clark R.; Cheng, Andrew F.; Gloeckler, George; Head, James W., III; Krimigis, Stamatios M.; McClintock, William E.; Murchie, Scott L.; Peale, Stanton J.; Phillips, Roger J.; Robinson, Mark S.; Slavin, James A.; Smith, David E.; Strom, Robert G.; Trombka, Jacob I.; Zuber, Maria T.

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    Mercury holds answers to several critical questions regarding the formation and evolution of the terrestrial planets. These questions include the origin of Mercury's anomalously high ratio of metal to silicate and its implications for planetary accretion processes, the nature of Mercury's geological evolution and interior cooling history, the mechanism of global magnetic field generation, the state of Mercury's core, and the processes controlling volatile species in Mercury's polar deposits, exosphere, and magnetosphere. The MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) mission has been designed to fly by and orbit Mercury to address all of these key questions. After launch by a Delta 2925H-9.5, two flybys of Venus, and two flybys of Mercury, orbit insertion is accomplished at the third Mercury encounter. The instrument payload includes a dual imaging system for wide and narrow fields-of-view, monochrome and color imaging, and stereo; X-ray and combined gamma-ray and neutron spectrometers for surface chemical mapping; a magnetometer; a laser altimeter; a combined ultraviolet-visible and visible-near-infrared spectrometer to survey both exospheric species and surface mineralogy; and an energetic particle and plasma spectrometer to sample charged species in the magnetosphere. During the flybys of Mercury, regions unexplored by Mariner 10 will be seen for the first time, and new data will be gathered on Mercury's exosphere, magnetosphere, and surface composition. During the orbital phase of the mission, one Earth year in duration, MESSENGER will complete global mapping and the detailed characterization of the exosphere, magnetosphere, surface, and interior.

  13. MESSENGER Observations of ULF Waves in Mercury's Foreshock Region

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    Le, Guan; Chi, Peter J.; Bardsen, Scott; Blanco-Cano, Xochitl; Slavin, James A.; Korth, Haje

    2012-01-01

    The region upstream from a planetary bow shock is a natural plasma laboratory containing a variety of wave particle phenomena. The study of foreshocks other than the Earth s is important for extending our understanding of collisionless shocks and foreshock physics since the bow shock strength varies with heliocentric distance from the Sun, and the sizes of the bow shocks are different at different planets. The Mercury s bow shock is unique in our solar system as it is produced by low Mach number solar wind blowing over a small magnetized body with a predominately radial interplanetary magnetic field. Previous observations of Mercury upstream ultra-low frequency (ULF) waves came exclusively from two Mercury flybys of Mariner 10. The MESSENGER orbiter data enable us to study of upstream waves in the Mercury s foreshock in depth. This paper reports an overview of upstream ULF waves in the Mercury s foreshock using high-time resolution magnetic field data, 20 samples per second, from the MESSENGER spacecraft. The most common foreshock waves have frequencies near 2 Hz, with properties similar to the 1-Hz waves in the Earth s foreshock. They are present in both the flyby data and in every orbit of the orbital data we have surveyed. The most common wave phenomenon in the Earth s foreshock is the large-amplitude 30-s waves, but similar waves at Mercury have frequencies at 0.1 Hz and occur only sporadically with short durations (a few wave cycles). Superposed on the "30-s" waves, there are spectral peaks at 0.6 Hz, not reported previously in Mariner 10 data. We will discuss wave properties and their occurrence characteristics in this paper.

  14. 76 FR 27366 - CEVA Freight, LLC, Dell Logistics Division, Including On-Site Leased Workers From Prologistix...

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    ... Logistics Division, Including On-Site Leased Workers From Prologistix, Including Workers Whose Unemployment..., applicable to workers of CEVA Freight, LLC, Dell Logistics Division, including on-site leased workers from... workers employed at CEVA Freight, LLC, Dell Logistics Division, Winston-Salem, North Carolina who were...

  15. 75 FR 38128 - Ceva Freight, LLC, Dell Logistics Division, Including On-Site Leased Workers From Prologistix and...

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    ... Logistics Division, Including On-Site Leased Workers From Prologistix and Employment Staffing Solutions... 19, 2010, applicable to workers of CEVA Freight, LLC, Dell Logistics Division, including on-site..., North Carolina location of CEVA Freight, LLC, Dell Logistics Division. The Department has determined...

  16. Personal monitoring services available at Institute for Radiation Protection of ENEA; Il servizo di dosimetria personale dell'Istituto per la Radioprotezione dell'ENEA

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    Fantuzzi, E.; Bonarelli, T. [ENEA Centro Ricerche Ezio Clementel, Bologna (Italy). Dipt. Ambiente

    1999-07-01

    Personnel monitoring provides the means to measure and record the radiation doses received by individual workers. The ionising radiation decree (230/95) set out the circumstances when the assessment and recording of person's exposure is legally required. Many employers issue dosemeters to staff even though there is no legal requirement to do so. This may be part of a quality assurance programme or as a reassurance measure. Dosemeter readings will serve to ensure compliance with legal dose limits and assure the employer that radiation exposure is as low as reasonably achievable. The ENEA (National Agency for New Technology, Energy and the Environment) IRP (Institute for Radiation Protection) individual monitoring service has been running for over 30 years. It offers personnel dosemeters which are based on its expertise and backed up by continual research and development. The report provides details of the dosemeters in use at IRP enable to decide which ones most suit the needs and shows IMS's organisation, customer and communications, dose reports form and administrative items. A short mention of future development will also be given. [Italian] La dosimetria individuale fornisce gli strumenti per misurare e registrare le dosi da radiazioni ionizzanti ricevute dai lavoratori esposti. Il decreto legislativo 230/95 stabilisce le circostanze in cui il monitoraggio individuale e' legalmente richiesto. Molti datori di lavoro forniscono dosimetri individuali anche quando non vi e' una richiesta legale spesso per seguire le regole di un programma di assicurazione di qualita' relativo alla radioprotezione o per ottenere una conferma che il principio ALARA sia soddisfatto. Il servzio di dosimetria personale dell'Istituto per la Radioprotezione dell'ENEA e' attivo da oltre 30 anni e offre dosimetri sviluppati sulla propria esperienza nelle tecniche dosimetriche che vengono continuamente aggiornati e adeguati rispecchiando lo stato dell

  17. Gli archivi dell'Inquisizione in Italia: problemi storiografici e descrittivi. Roma, Archivio di Stato, 18 febbraio 2005

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    Andrea Del Col (editor

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available It includes the folowing essays:Andrea Del Col, Presentazione Adriano Prosperi, Nuove prospettive per una storia dell'Inquisizione Grado Giovanni Merlo, Problemi documentari dell'Inquisizione medievale in Italia Silvana Seidel Menchi, I giudici dell'Inquisizione romana: inquisitori e vescovi, commissari, nunzi, cardinali, papi Andrea Del Col, I documenti del Sant'Ufficio come fonti per la storia istituzionale e la storia degli inquisiti Marco Pizzo, La Stanza Storica dell'Archivio del Sant'Uffizio: un metodo di intervento Francesca Cavazzana Romanelli, Il censimento della documentazione inquisitoriale riguardante l'Italia Giovanna Paolin - Andrea Del Col, La banca dati dei processi e la ricostruzione completa dell'attività del Sant'Ufficio di Aquileia e Concordia

  18. Wolfgang Iser, Lo spettro dell'interpretazione Wolfgang Iser, Lo spettro dell'interpretazione Wolfgang Iser, The Range of Interpretation

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    Laura Lucia Rossi

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    Full Text Available Proponiamo la traduzione di due capitoli di The Range of Interpretation di Wolfgang Iser, in cui il teorico tedesco svolge un'analisi dell'interpretazione con particolare attenzione alle tre modalità operative paradigmatiche del circolo ermeneutico, del loop ricorsivo e del traveling differential, in un'ottica volta a sottolineare il valore di dispositivo antropologico dell'interpretazione, attraverso una sempre più pregnante istanza costruttivista che conduce, infine, ad una serie di conclusioni etiche.Мы предлагаем перевод двух глав из The Range of Interpretation Вольфганга Изера, в которых немецкий теоретик проводит анализ интерпретации, с особым вниманием на три оперативные методики: герменевтический круг, повторяющийся loop и traveling differential, с намерением подчеркнуть значение интерпретации как антропологической установки с помощью все более значимого и настоятельного конструктивизма, который приводит наконец к некоторым этическим заключениям.We propose here the translation of two chapters from The Range of Interpretation by Wolfgang Iser, in which the German theorist provides an analysis of interpretation, with specific attention to the three operational modes of the hermeneutic circle, of the recursive loop and of the traveling differential in a perspective meant to highlight the role of interpretation as anthropological device, through an increasingly pregnant constructivist disposition leading to, in the end, to a series of ethical conclusions.

  19. Evoluzione dell' abitudine al fumo nei locali dellíAzienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese dal 1998 al 2003

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    Obiettivi: l’ospedale dovrebbe rappresentare un modello per la promozione della salute, tuttavia, nonostante i divieti di legge, l’abitudine di fumare in ospedale è ancora diffusa. Obiettivo dello studio è rilevare l’abitudine al fumo di personale sanitario, pazienti e visitatori, nei locali dell’AOUS.

    Metodi: alcuni studenti universitari, durante le loro attività curricolari, hanno percorso i locali del policlinico in orari diversi, contando il numero di persone incontrate, operatori sanitari e pazienti/visitatori, e indicando il numero di coloro che stavano fumando, in entrambe le categorie. Questo studio è stato ripetuto negli anni 1998, 1999 e 2003.

    Risultati: la prevalenza di persone che stavano fumando è risultata del 6,4% nel 1998, del 3,8% nel 1999 e dell’1,1% nel 2003. La prevalenza di operatori sanitari che fumavano rispetto al totale dei fumatori è risultata rispettivamente del 25%, del 26% e del 23,8%. Nei due anni passati, nell’atrio, nel bar e nelle zone antistanti i reparti c’era una maggiore presenza di persone che fumavano; mentre nell’ultima indagine sono stati riscontrati più fumatori, oltre che nell’atrio, nei corridoi del piano didattico, zona non indagata in precedenza. Nell’ultima rilevazione, non sono stati individuati fumatori nei due bar del policlinico; mentre sono sempre stati rilevati, in numero esiguo, operatori sanitari che fumano all’interno delle corsie di degenza.

    Conclusioni: la diminuzione costante del numero di fumatori in ospedale, mostra come ci sia stato negli ultimi anni un rispetto sempre maggiore del divieto di fumo nei luoghi di cura. Il coinvolgimento di futuri medici permette di promuovere il problema fumo in ospedale.

  20. Scelta dell'habitat del tasso (Meles meles in un'area dell'Oltrepò pavese

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    Full Text Available Il presente studio è parte di una ricerca promossa dal Centro Studi Faunistica dei Vertebrati della SISN. Il progetto è iniziato nel 1999 ed è ancora in corso. L'area di studio (161 Km² si trova nella zona collinare dell'Oltrepò ed è compresa, sul reticolato cartografico UTM, tra i Km 4972 e 4960 Nord, e i Km 1505 e 1520 Est. Lo scopo principale della ricerca era di valutare l'importanza delle caratteristiche ambientali nella scelta e selezione dell'habitat del tasso, relativamente al posizionamento delle tane. Nel periodo di studio sono stati rilevati i dati ambientali su 23 punti tana (pt e 28 punti casuali (pc, successivamente inseriti in un GIS dal quale, attraverso l'analisi di carte tematiche digitalizzate, sono state ricavate diverse altre informazioni (uso del suolo, geologia, litologia, sviluppo dei corsi d'acqua, delle strade e dei centri abitati considerando aree di raggio 300 e 600 m intorno ai pt e pc. I dati raccolti sono stati oggetto d'analisi statistiche con test di confronto fra pt e pc, indice di selezione di Manly e tecniche classificatorie multivariate (regressione logistica. Le tane di tasso sono prevalentemente scavate in luoghi protetti, caratterizzati da un'elevata copertura. La differenza tra gli ambienti nei quali sono situate le tane e quelli relativi ai punti casuali si è rivelata estremamente significativa (Χ²=18.20; d.f.=1; p<0.001. L'indice di Manly indica una forte selezione per i boschi di latifoglie, quasi tutte le tane, infatti, si trovano in ambienti boschivi caratterizzati da una elevata copertura sia delle fronde degli alberi (Χ²=8.02; d.f.=2; p=0.018 che degli arbusti (Χ²=10.85; d.f.=2; p=0.004; sono invece evitati ambienti caratterizzati da un elevato sviluppo delle attività antropiche e che presentino una copertura minima o del tutto assente come campi coltivati, frutteti, zone a prato, ecc. Preferiti sono risultati i versanti esposti a sud rispetto alle altre esposizioni (Χ²=11.566; d

  1. Study of CL50 for heptachlor; Studio della CL50 dell'ettacloro. Pesci autoctoni dell'Argentina Cnesterodon Decemmaculatus esposti a {gamma} -HCH ed ettacloro

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    Ridolfi, A.; Villaamil, E. C.; Ravenna, A.; Sassone, A. H.; Alvarez, G.; Olmos, V.; Lopez, C. M.; Roses, O. E. [Buenos Aires Univ., Buenos Aires (Argentina). Facultad de Farmacia y Bioquimica, Catedra de Toxicologia y Quimica Legal

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    Study of CL50 for Heptachlor in the autoctonous fish from Argentina Cnesterodon Decemmaculatus, exposed to {gamma} -HCH and Heptachlor (variable concentration of Heptachlor and fixed concentration of {gamma} -HCH). LC50 after 24, 48, 72 and 96 hours fish Cnesterodon decemmaculatus to exposure to Heptachlor alone in variable quantities (H) and in presence of a fixed quantity of 80 ng/ml {gamma} -HCH (H+{gamma}H) were studied. A semi-static system was used. Applied tests were: a) acceptance of the lot; b) preliminary test, and c) final test. Control groups (ethanol, water and {gamma}-HCH alone) were added. CL50 values group H after 24, 48, 72 and 96 hours of exposure were 42, 30, 30 and 27 ng/ml, and in group H+{gamma}H, at the same periods of time, were 17, 8, 6 and 4 ng/ml, respectively. LC50 in H+{gamma}H group was among 2.47 e 6.75 times higher than in H group; differences between groups were significants (p < 0.005). A potentiation effect of Heptaclor in presence of {gamma}-HCH is supposed to be developed. [Italian] L'uso di composti chimici in agricoltura ha causato la contaminazione del suolo e delle acque comprese quelle sotterranee, a causa dell'uso diretto di pesticidi e fertilizzanti alcune sostanze chimiche possono persistere per molti anni nell'ambiente (Ecobichon, D. J. 1996). Le fonti di esposizioni ai pesticidi sono diverse. Il clearence dell'ettacloro e' rapido e completo, ed il principale prodotto di accumulo e' il suo metabolita, l'epossido di ettacloro, che persiste nell'ambiente per un periodo di tempo molto piu' lungo. I dati sulla tossicita' di questo metabolita sono paragonabili a quelli dell'ettacloro. La sua tendenza ad accumularsi nel tessuto grasso puo' produrre seri pericoli all'ambiente nel quale e' notevolmente persistente (WHO, 1984). In Argentina l'uso di ettacloro e' stato limitato fin dal 1993 quasi esclusivamente al controllo di insetti terrestri e e

  2. ESTRADIOL-INDUCED SYNTHESIS OF VITELLOGENIN .3. ISOLATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF VITELLOGENIN MESSENGER-RNA FROM AVIAN LIVER

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    AB, G.; Roskam, W. G.; Dijkstra, J.; Mulder, J.; Willems, M.; van der Ende, A.; Gruber, M.

    1976-01-01

    The messenger RNA of the hormone-induced protein vitellogenin was isolated from the liver of estrogen-treated roosters. Starting from total polysomal RNA, the vitellogenin messenger was purified 67-fold by oligo (dT)-cellulose chromatography and sizing on a sucrose gradient. The messenger was

  3. Le prospettive dell'economia mondiale (The global economic outlook

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    Paolo Sylos Labini

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available  La crisi dell’economia americana ha forti ripercussioni non solo sui paesi europei, ma sul mondo intero; le difficoltà di altri importanti paesi, come il Giappone e l’Argentina, già gravi, sono diventate ancora più gravi per la crisi americana. I paesi del Terzo Mondo mostrano andamenti molto differenziati: nei mercati in cui la presenza dell’America e di altri paesi industrializzati è indebolita dalla crisi, essi riescono a crescere anche più di prima, grazie soprattutto alle esportazioni dei beni di industrie tradizionali: per produrre tali beni usano tecniche che comportano un minor grado di meccanizzazione e una maggiore quota di lavoro diretto, e ciò consente una più ampia flessibilità dei prezzi, con la conseguenza che nei mercati internazionali la loro competitività migliora, specialmente in periodi di congiuntura negativa. Stimolati anche da una tale congiuntura vari paesi del Terzo Mondo stanno esercitando una pressione crescente per indurre i paesi industrializzati a eliminare gradualmente le protezioni – dazi e sussidi – erette a difesa delle loro agricolture; la via da seguire, però, non è questa: è la via degli aiuti organizzativi.  The crisis in the U.S. economy has a major impact not only on Europe but the whole world; the difficulties of other major countries, such as Japan and Argentina, already serious, have become even more serious for the American crisis. The Third World countries show very different trends: in the markets in which the presence of America and other industrialized countries has been weakened by the crisis, they are able to grow even more than before, thanks to exports of goods of traditional industries: to produce these assets using techniques involving a lesser degree of mechanization and a greater proportion of direct business, which allows greater flexibility in prices, with the result that their competitiveness in international markets improves, especially in times of

  4. Antimafia e movimenti delle donne. Protagoniste, culture e linguaggi

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    Alessandra Dino

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Il saggio analizza il ruolo giocato dalle donne nei movimenti antimafia  a partire dalla loro presenza –cospicua e importante – all’interno dei Fasci dei lavoratori in Sicilia alla fine dell’800 fino alle esperienze del Comitato dei Lenzuoli e dell’Associazione donne per il digiuno nate a Palermo all’indomani delle stragi di Capaci e di via D’Amelio, in cui le figure femminili hanno svolto un ruolo di primo piano sperimentando forme espressive e di mobilitazione civile alternative ed efficaci.  L’approccio scelto per l’analisi incrocia gli studi sulla mafia come sistema di potere violento e totalitario con la relazione tra i sessi, intesa come scontro di poteri, in cui svolge un peso determinante la dimensione simbolica. Osservando, in prospettiva diacronica, i contesti e le forme associate di lotta alla mafia, la presenza femminile al loro interno, pur quando numerosa, stenta a configurarsi in forme strutturate durevoli e si configura piuttosto come luogo per l’episodica espressione di forme comunicative originali e di strumenti di lotta che si distinguono per la loro aderenza al quotidiano, alla sfera della soggettività e alla dimensione biografica. Parole chiave: movimenti femminili; mafia/antimafia; forme di comunicazione; studi di genere; violenza The essay analyses the role of women in the antimafia movements, starting from their presence - conspicuous and important - inside the Fasci of Workers in Sicily in the late 19th century until the experiences of the Comitato dei Lenzuoli and the Associazione donne per il digiuno born in Palermo after the massacres of Capaci and via D’Amelio, where the figures of women had a first focus role experimenting with alternative and effective ways of expression and of social activism. The approach chosen for the analysis intertwines the studies about mafia as a violent and totalitarian system with the relationship between the sexes, intended as contrast between powers, where a

  5. Macchina gnostica, macchina orfica: decostruzione e montaggio delle ideologie

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    Tommaso Guariento

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Lo scopo di questo articolo sarà riprendere alcune formulazioni elaborate nel campo della scienza della mitologia di Furio Jesi e metterle al vaglio di alcune proposte più recenti: la mitocrazia di Citton, la psicoanalisi del sociale di Žižek, gli studi visuali di Didi-Huberman e l’epidemiologia delle credenze di Sperber. A partire dal concetto di macchina mitologica elaborato da Jesi in Conoscibilità della festa si sono sviluppate due nuove nozioni per rendere conto dei processi di decostruzione e montaggio di miti e ideologie. Abbiamo chiamato questi nuovi concetti: macchina orfica e macchina gnostica. Poiché la sostanza del mito e dell’ideologia  non può mai essere messa in discussione dai suoi produttori, essa è un elemento pieno, molare, identitario, tautologico. Radunando gli elementi sparsi di una formulazione discorsiva, la macchina orfica produce miti ed ideologie a partire da un insieme di componenti frammentari ed eterogenei. Decostruendo le unità molari del mito e dell’ideologia, la macchina gnostica riconduce allo stato di confusione e disseminazione le formazioni apparentemente  compatte che la macchina orfica genera. The aim of this paper is to reconsider some concepts developed by Furio Jesi in his science of mythology and to confront them with more updated studies on myth and ideology: Citton’s mythocratie, Žižek’s social psychoanalysis, Didi-Huberman’s visual studies and Sperber’s epidemiology of beliefs. Starting from the notion of mythological machine developed by Jesi in his essay Conoscibilità della festa we have conceived two new concepts to account for the processes of deconstruction and montage of myths and ideologies. We called these new concepts: Orphic machine and Gnostic machine. The substance of myths and ideologies can never be questioned by its producers: it is a solid, tautological, and impenetrable element. Gathering the scattered elements of a discursive formulation, the Orphic

  6. MR study of the intrinsic acromial angle in 74 symptomatic patients; Studio RM dell'angolo intrinseco dell'acromion in 74 pazienti sintomatici

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    Di Mario, Mario; Fraracci, Lucio [Ospedale Fondazione Santa Lucia IRCCS, Roma (Italy). Servizio di radiologia

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    effectiveness of the two quantitative parameters (intrinsic acromial angle and acromio-humeral distance) which are important causative factors in impingement syndrome. These parameters were found to be consistent and comparable with tue Bigliani classification of acromial morphology which, although providing useful qualitative data, does not fully respond to our quantitative needs. Our study suggests that impingement syndrome is negatively correlated to acromio-humeral distance and positively correlated to intrinsic acromial angle. These parameters, which are readily detected with MRI, may be used by the radiologist and orthopaedic surgeon to screen patients with nonspecific impingement syndrome. [Italian] Scopo. Lo scopo e stato quello di individuare un piano di scansione con alcune misurazioni associate che fornissero delle indicazioni quantitative sullo spazio subacromiale nei pazienti affetti di sindrome da impingement aspecifica. Materiale e metodi. Settantaquattro pazienti (47 maschi, 27 femmine, eta compresa tra 35 e 62 anni) che presentavano una sintomatologia da sospetta sindrome da impingement sono stati sottoposti al nostro studio. Le immagini sono state eseguite utilizzando sequenze SE TI pesate (TR 500 ms ,TE 12 ms ) e FSE T2 pesate (TR 3500, TE 25 ms) con bobina dedicata e scansioni acquisite lungo i piani sagittale obliquo e coronale. E stata adottata la classificazione di Bigliani per la morfologia dell'acromion confrontata con il nostro metodo di misura basato sulla rilevazione del valore espresso in gradi dell'angolo intrinseco dell'acromion e sulla misura della distanza acromion-omerale. Risultati. I dati ricavati del valore dell'angolo risultano correlati alla classificazione di Bigliani. L'angolo acromiale intrinseco espresso tra l'asse longitudinale dell'acromion e la tangente alla superficie inferiore dell'acromion stesso e risultato nei casi in nostra osservazione compreso tra 0 e 17{sup o}. Nelle rotture parziali

  7. Navigating the MESSENGER Spacecraft through End of Mission

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    Bryan, C. G.; Williams, B. G.; Williams, K. E.; Taylor, A. H.; Carranza, E.; Page, B. R.; Stanbridge, D. R.; Mazarico, E.; Neumann, G. A.; O'Shaughnessy, D. J.; McAdams, J. V.; Calloway, A. B.

    2015-12-01

    The MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft orbited the planet Mercury from March 2011 until the end of April 2015, when it impacted the planetary surface after propellant reserves used to maintain the orbit were depleted. This highly successful mission was led by the principal investigator, Sean C. Solomon, of Columbia University. The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) designed and assembled the spacecraft and served as the home for spacecraft operations. Spacecraft navigation for the entirety of the mission was provided by the Space Navigation and Flight Dynamics Practice (SNAFD) of KinetX Aerospace. Orbit determination (OD) solutions were generated through processing of radiometric tracking data provided by NASA's Deep Space Network (DSN) using the MIRAGE suite of orbital analysis tools. The MESSENGER orbit was highly eccentric, with periapsis at a high northern latitude and periapsis altitude in the range 200-500 km for most of the orbital mission phase. In a low-altitude "hover campaign" during the final two months of the mission, periapsis altitudes were maintained within a narrow range between about 35 km and 5 km. Navigating a spacecraft so near a planetary surface presented special challenges. Tasks required to meet those challenges included the modeling and estimation of Mercury's gravity field and of solar and planetary radiation pressure, and the design of frequent orbit-correction maneuvers. Superior solar conjunction also presented observational modeling issues. One key to the overall success of the low-altitude hover campaign was a strategy to utilize data from an onboard laser altimeter as a cross-check on the navigation team's reconstructed and predicted estimates of periapsis altitude. Data obtained from the Mercury Laser Altimeter (MLA) on a daily basis provided near-real-time feedback that proved invaluable in evaluating alternative orbit estimation strategies, and

  8. Green Mobility in a Managerial Perspective Green Mobility in una prospettiva manageriale

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             So we try to work in this perspective that is the  hypothesis that evolution of  communities  is a result of technological, socio-cultural and political revolution over the time, last, in knowledge heritage (Rullani 2004. This is  according to falsificationist methodological perspective. And every change was almost hard change for the resistance to innovation coming from human behavior as a specialization way of life.  Resource Based View can offer a framework for managing  this change in the perspective of sustainability competitive advantage of local system when  resources'  achievement works in  ecological and environmental safeguard perspective.  Efficiency and  environment safeguard are the attributes of Mobility systems as a  resource that may generate sustainable competitive advantage in goods and peoples mobility for a local system in the future.

    Il tema della  mobilità verde (trasporti ecosostenibili va affrontato in maniera sistemica in quanto l'innovazione non interessa solo il sistema e le tecniche di trasporto, ma coinvolge anche aspetti socio-culturali e politici. L'analisi del problema in una prospettiva manageriale, secondo i principi  della Resource Based Theory, può aiutare a comprendere la necessità dell'azione  di una governance territoriale e come essa può ottenere i vantaggi competitivi del territorio in termini di sviluppo sostenibile ed ecocompatibile nel lungo termine.

    Il concetto di base che si vuole sostenere in questa analisi è quello del vantaggio competitivo associato, questa volta, non alla singola azienda o gruppo di aziende, ma all'intero territorio o distretto geografico, industriale e socio-culturale. Nella Teoria del Distretto (Marshal 1920, Becattini 1989 si afferma il concetto di vantaggio competitivo delle imprese come effetto dell'influenza del territorio, delle risorse, delle  esperienze e conoscenze sedimentate nel corso del tempo dalle popolazioni locali  nella generazione delle capacit

  9. Dell H. Hymes: His Scholarship and Legacy in Anthropology and Education

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    Dell Hathaway Hymes, linguistic anthropologist and educational visionary extraordinaire, passed away in November 2009, leaving behind a voluminous scholarship and inspirational legacy in the study of language and inequality, ethnography, sociolinguistics, Native American ethnopoetics, and education. This essay provides a brief account of Hymes's…

  10. S. Zappulla Muscarà - E. Zappulla, Bonaviri inedito, Edizioni dell ...

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    in dialetto abruzzese, La fijje die Jòrie, opera di Cesare de Titta, sarebbe stata ... Altro punto-cardine dell'opera bonaviriana è la figura del padre, il sarto-poeta Don ... affermato lo stesso Bonaviri, «un tipo di letteratura nuova, di ordine critico e ...

  11. L'organizzazione delle funzioni Marketing nel settore bancario e assicurativo

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    Il capitolo intende presentare i risultati della ricerca realizzata presso un campione di banche e assicurazioni circa le caratteristiche della funzione marketing, le iniziative che riguardano la pianificazione delle attività nonchè il grado di interdipendenza e integrazione con le altre funzioni aziendali.

  12. La mobilità negli strumenti di governo delle trasformazioni urbane

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    Full Text Available La riorganizzazione del sistema della mobilità è spesso una delle chiavi interpretative più rilevanti nelle scelte di governo delle trasformazioni urbane. Nella gran parte degli interventi di trasformazione urbana orientati alla riqualificazione della città il ruolo delle scelte connesse al sistema della mobilità è sempre più incidente anche per la definizione del disegno urbano delle aree di trasformazione, ma soprattutto per migliorare l’efficienza e la vivibilità del sistema urbano. Il ruolo della pianificazione del sistema della mobilità rappresenta l’oggetto di questo lavoro. In particolare, l’articolo si sofferma su alcuni piani urbanistici di recente produzione elaborati per città italiane di grandi dimensioni (Roma, Bologna, Milano per i quali la pianificazione del sistema della mobilità ha costituito l’occasione per rilanciare una nuova visione della città. Gli esempi riportati in questo articolo rappresentano il tentativo di mostrare come, in qualche misura, la pratica urbanistica stia rispondendo alla necessità di integrare obiettivi di sviluppo urbano ed esigenze della pianificazione dei trasporti orientandoli verso obiettivi comuni tesi al raggiungimento di una maggiore vivibilità.

  13. Vie femminili di liberazione. Il movimento transnazionale delle bhikkunī nel Sudest asiatico

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    Full Text Available La lotta per il riconoscimento dell’ordinazione delle bhikkunī nell’ambito del Buddhismo theravāda, come sostiene Tanaporn Pichitsakulachai, può essere interpretata come una forma di femminismo religioso. Il movimento per la “rifondazione” del monachesimo femminile nei paesi del Sud e Sudest Asiatico e’ una realta’ fluida e policentrica, che cerca non solo di rinegoziare i ruoli tradizionalmente imposti alle donne, ma sfida i principi stessi su cui il concetto di “tradizione” viene costruito. La questione della rifondazione dell’ordine delle bhikkunī viene qui letta come spazio di movimento di network interculturali di donne, che riflettono la filosofia del Socially Engaged Buddhis (SEB. La dimensione relazionale e transnazionale che tali network pongono in essere puo’ offrire una differente prospettiva in grado di fornire una via di superamento delle dicotomie politiche e teoretiche che hanno a lungo guidato la lettura di fenomeni connessi all’ agency delle donne in contesti post coloniali.

  14. Analisi Termostrutturale del Sistema Clessidra-Straws dell'Eesperimento FINUDA

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    È stato studiato il comportamento termostrutturale del sistema Clessidra-StrawTubes dell¹esperimento FINUDA. In particolare è stata studiata l¹influenza della temperatura sulla sagitta e sulla freccia dei fili di tungsteno e degli $9 straws in relazione alla deformazione termica della clessidra su cui sono vincolati.

  15. Mobile marketing for mobile games

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    Highly developed mobile technology and devices enable the rise of mobile game industry and mobile marketing. Hence mobile marketing for mobile game is an essential key for a mobile game success. Even though there are many articles on marketing for mobile games, there is a need of highly understanding mobile marketing strategies, how to launch a mobile campaign for a mobile game. Besides that, it is essential to understand the relationship between mobile advertising and users behaviours. There...

  16. Penggunaan Aplikasi Blackberry Messenger (BBM Sebagai Media Untuk Evaluasi Mahasiswa

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    Full Text Available Penggunaaan teknologi ke dalam setiap sendi kehidupan mutlak diperlukan untuk masa sekarang ini. Hampir setiap orang mempunyai smartphone untuk mendukung aktivitasnya sehari-hari. Akan tetapi penggunaan teknologi yang serba canggih apabila tidak diimbangi dengan kearifan, akan berdampak pada hal negatif saja, bahkan mengaburkan fungsi penting dari teknologi itu sendiri. Blackberry messenger atau yang lebih dikenal BBM merupakan satu dari sekian banyak aplikasi yang hampir pasti ada di setiap smartphone. Sisi kecepatan transfer data dan kemudahan berkirim berkas (file menjadi daya tarik tersendiri dari aplikasi ini. Pemanfaatan BBM untuk mendukung proses evaluasi mahasiswa telah dilakukan pada penelitian ini. Mahasiswa diberikan soal kuis untuk dikerjakan pada dini hari (mulai Pkl. 03.00 s.d. 05.00, hasil pekerjaan mahasiswa dikirim menggunakan aplikasi BBM dalam bentuk gambar. Penelitian ini menggunakan desain penelitian studi lapangan. Jenis penelitian ini adalah deskriptif kualitatif. Teknik pengumpulan data menggunakan dokumentasi. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa mahasiswa merasa lebih leluasa dalam mengerjakan kuis, mereka bisa mengerjakan sesuai gaya belajar masing-masing, tidak dibatasi oleh ruang dan suasana yang menegangkan. Waktu pengerjaan dini haripun membawa pengaruh positif, dengan pikiran yang masih segar, mahasiswa bisa lebih optimal dalam mengerjakan kuis.

  17. Internet messenger based smart virtual class learning using ubiquitous computing

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    Umam, K.; Mardi, S. N. S.; Hariadi, M.

    2017-06-01

    Internet messenger (IM) has become an important educational technology component in college education, IM makes it possible for students to engage in learning and collaborating at smart virtual class learning (SVCL) using ubiquitous computing. However, the model of IM-based smart virtual class learning using ubiquitous computing and empirical evidence that would favor a broad application to improve engagement and behavior are still limited. In addition, the expectation that IM based SVCL using ubiquitous computing could improve engagement and behavior on smart class cannot be confirmed because the majority of the reviewed studies followed instructions paradigms. This article aims to present the model of IM-based SVCL using ubiquitous computing and showing learners’ experiences in improved engagement and behavior for learner-learner and learner-lecturer interactions. The method applied in this paper includes design process and quantitative analysis techniques, with the purpose of identifying scenarios of ubiquitous computing and realize the impressions of learners and lecturers about engagement and behavior aspect and its contribution to learning

  18. Massive Higher Dimensional Gauge Fields as Messengers of Supersymmetry Breaking

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    Chacko, Z.; Luty, Markus A.; Ponton, Eduardo

    2000-01-01

    We consider theories with one or more compact dimensions with size r > 1/M, where M is the fundamental Planck scale, with the visible and hidden sectors localized on spatially separated 3 -branes''. We show that a bulk U(1) gauge field spontaneously broken on the hidden-sector 3-brane is an attractive candidate for the messenger of supersymmetry breaking. In this scenario scalar mass-squared terms are proportional to U(1) charges, and therefore naturally conserve flavor. Arbitrary flavor violation at the Planck scale gives rise to exponentially suppressed flavor violation at low energies. Gaugino masses can be generated if the standard gauge fields propagate in the bulk; μ and Bμ terms can be generated by the Giudice-Masiero or by the VEV of a singlet in the visible sector. The latter case naturally solves the SUSY CP problem. Realistic phenomenology can be obtained either if all microscopic parameters are order one in units of M, or if the theory is strongly coupled at the scale M. (For the latter case, we estimate parameters by extending n aive dimensional analysis'' to higher-dimension theories with branes.) In either case, the only unexplained hierarchy is the l arge'' size of the extra dimensions in fundamental units, which need only be an order of magnitude. All soft masses are naturally within an order of magnitude of m 3/2 , and trilinear scalar couplings are negligible. Squark and slepton masses can naturally unify even in the absence of grand unification. (author)

  19. Topicality and impact in social media: diverse messages, focused messengers.

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    Weng, Lilian; Menczer, Filippo

    2015-01-01

    We have a limited understanding of the factors that make people influential and topics popular in social media. Are users who comment on a variety of matters more likely to achieve high influence than those who stay focused? Do general subjects tend to be more popular than specific ones? Questions like these demand a way to detect the topics hidden behind messages associated with an individual or a keyword, and a gauge of similarity among these topics. Here we develop such an approach to identify clusters of similar hashtags in Twitter by detecting communities in the hashtag co-occurrence network. Then the topical diversity of a user's interests is quantified by the entropy of her hashtags across different topic clusters. A similar measure is applied to hashtags, based on co-occurring tags. We find that high topical diversity of early adopters or co-occurring tags implies high future popularity of hashtags. In contrast, low diversity helps an individual accumulate social influence. In short, diverse messages and focused messengers are more likely to gain impact.

  20. Gravity Field and Internal Structure of Mercury from MESSENGER

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    Smith, David E.; Zuber, Maria T.; Phillips, Roger J.; Solomon, Sean C.; Hauck, Steven A., II; Lemoine, Frank G.; Mazarico, Erwan; Neumann, Gregory A.; Peale, Stanton J.; Margot, Jean-Luc; hide

    2012-01-01

    Radio tracking of the MESSENGER spacecraft has provided a model of Mercury's gravity field. In the northern hemisphere, several large gravity anomalies, including candidate mass concentrations (mascons), exceed 100 milli-Galileos (mgal). Mercury's northern hemisphere crust is thicker at low latitudes and thinner in the polar region and shows evidence for thinning beneath some impact basins. The low-degree gravity field, combined with planetary spin parameters, yields the moment of inertia C/M(R(exp 2) = 0.353 +/- 0.017, where M and R are Mercury's mass and radius, and a ratio of the moment of inertia of Mercury's solid outer shell to that of the planet of C(sub m)/C = 0.452 +/- 0.035. A model for Mercury s radial density distribution consistent with these results includes a solid silicate crust and mantle overlying a solid iron-sulfide layer and an iron-rich liquid outer core and perhaps a solid inner core.

  1. Pono tibi istam: “Tu curris”.Uno sguardo alla teoria medievale delle obbligazioni

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    Full Text Available La teoria delle obbligazioni rappresenta un significativo esempio di come un insieme di tecniche logiche possa essere applicato, in maniera feconda, a contesti disputazionali in cui la dimensione dialogica e l’interazione tra soggetti coinvolti in un confronto dialettico hanno un ruolo di primo piano. L’attenzione che numerosi studiosi hanno manifestato nei confronti di questa parte della logica modernorum negli ultimi quarat’anni testimonia la profondità e la difficoltà dei problemi teorici che stanno alla base della teoria. Molte interpretazioni sono state avanzate circa le motivazioni che spingono i logici medievali a scrivere trattati in cui il portato delle loro dottrine logiche – come, ad esempio, la teoria delle consequentiae - viene declinato ed elaboratamente applicato al gioco dialettico tra due disputanti. La gamma di tali letture comprende differenti ipotesi: la teoria delle obbligazioni potrebbe fornire un nucleo di regole per l’impostazione di un metodo assiomatico rudimentale così come rappresentare un tentativo di elaborare esercizi volti a valutare le capacità logiche degli studenti o, ancora, un gioco teorico, svincolato dall’effettiva applicazione a contesti concreti, la cui finalità sarebbe il mantenimento della coerenza logica. E’ stata sostenuta da più interpreti la funzione pedagogica svolta dalla teoria, al di là del fatto che si tratti o meno di un metodo per la conduzione effettiva di dispute reali. Un’altra linea interpretativa collega la teoria delle obbligazioni al contesto della letteratura dei sophismata e degli insolubilia, dal cui repertorio, in effetti, sono spesso tratti molti degli esempi che si incontrano nella lettura dei trattati de obligationibus. In questo senso, la teoria offrirebbe regole e schemi di risposta che un interlocutore deve utilizzare per risolvere o rispondere a enunciati problematici o paradossali. Non si può escludere, inoltre, che nella teoria si realizzi un

  2. 1799-1999 Bicentenario dell'invenzione della Pila ad opera di Alessandro Volta - Evoluzione del sito

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    In questo articolo sono riportate le modifiche apportate al sito Volta99, sito ufficiale delle celebrazioni per il bicentenario dell'invenzione della pila ad opera di Alessandro Volta. Indirizzo: http://www.cilea.it/volta99. Rispetto alla versione illustrata sul bollettino n.62 sono state introdotte due importanti novità: la versione italiana e la bibliografia delle fonti secondarie. Per questa modifica è risultato molto utile per la gestione e la velocità di inserimento la scelta fatta di ut...

  3. MESSENGER H XRS 5 REDUCED DATA RECORD (RDR) FOOTPRINTS V1.0

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Abstract ======== This data set consists of the MESSENGER XRS reduced data record (RDR) footprints which are derived from the navigational meta-data for each...

  4. MESSENGER E/V/H MASCS 5 VIRS DERIVED ANALYSIS DATA V2.0

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Abstract ======== This data set consists of the MESSENGER MASCS VIRS derived analysis product, also known as the DAP. The DAP is a 500 meter per pixel mosaic map of...

  5. MESSENGER E/V/H MASCS 5 VIRS DERIVED ANALYSIS DATA V1.0

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Abstract ======== This data set consists of the MESSENGER MASCS VIRS derived analysis product, also known as the DAP. The DAP is a 500 meter per pixel mosaic map of...

  6. Evidence for a Messenger Function of Cyclic GMP During Phosphodiesterase Induction in Dictyostelium discoideum

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    Haastert, Peter J.M. van; Pasveer, Frank J.; Meer, Rob C. van der; Heijden, Paul R. van der; Walsum, Hans van; Konijn, Theo M.

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    Chemotactic stimulation of vegetative or aggregative Dictyostelium discoideum cells induced a transient elevation of cyclic GMP levels. The addition of chemoattractants to postvegetative cells by pulsing induced phosphodiesterase activity. The following lines of evidence suggest a messenger function

  7. MESSENGER E/V/H GRNS 2 GAMMA RAY SPECTROMETER RAW DATA V1.0

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Abstract ======== This data set consists of the MESSENGER GRS uncalibrated observations, also known as EDRs. The GRS experiment is a gamma ray spectrometer designed...

  8. MESSENGER E/V/H GRNS 3 GAMMA RAY SPECTROMETER CALIBDATA V1.0

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Abstract ======== This data set consists of the MESSENGER GRS calibrated observations (CDRs) and the reduced data product (RDR). The GRS experiment is a gamma ray...

  9. Early MESSENGER Results for Less Abundant or Weakly Emitting Species in Mercury's Exosphere

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    Vervack, Ronald J., Jr.; McClintock, William E.; Killen, Rosemary M.; Sprague, Ann L.; Burger, Matthew H.; Merkel, Aimee W.; Sarantos, Menelaos

    2011-01-01

    Now that the Messenger spacecraft is in orbit about Mercury, the extended observing time enables searches for exospheric species that are less abundant or weakly emitting compared with those for which emission has previously been detected. Many of these species cannot be observed from the ground because of terrestrial atmospheric absorption. We report here on the status of MESSENGER orbital-phase searches for additional species in Mercury's exosphere.

  10. Is inositol (1,3,4,5)-tetrakisphosphate a new second messenger?

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    Hansen, C.A.; Williamson, J.R.

    1986-01-01

    Hormone-stimulated hydrolysis of inositol (Ins) lipids results in the rapid formation of Ins(1,4,5)P 3 , the second messenger for intracellular Ca 2+ mobilization. Recently, a more polar inositol phosphate, Ins(1,3,4,5)P 4 as well as its probable hydrolysis product Ins(1,3,4)P 3 have been reported to accumulate in carbachol-stimulated brain slices. Vasopressin addition to hepatocytes prelabeled with [ 3 H]-Ins also showed a rapid increase of Ins(1,3,4,5)P 4 , which was similar to that of Ins(1,4,5)P 3 , while the accumulation of Ins(1,3,4)P 3 was slower. In order to examine whether Ins(1,3,4,5)P 4 has any functional effects on Ca 2+ homeostasis, it was synthesized enzymatically from [ 3 H]-Ins(1,4,5)P 3 using a partially purified phosphoinositol kinase activity from rat brain cortex. [ 3 H]-labeled inositol phosphates were separated by anion exchange chromatography and analyzed by HPLC using ammonium formate/phosphoric acid gradient elution. Preliminary experiments indicate that Ins(1,3,4,5)P 4 up to 10 μM does not release Ca 2+ from vesicular pools in saponin-permeabilized hepatocytes. It has a slight inhibitory effect on Ins(1,4,5)P 3 -induced Ca 2+ release. The effect of Ins(1,3,4,5)P 4 on plasma membrane Ca 2+ fluxes are presently being investigated

  11. Legal Aspects of a Location-Based Mobile Advertising Platform

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    2008-01-01

    Recent advances in communication and information technology, such as the increasing accuracy of GPS technology and the miniaturization of wireless communication devices pave the road for Location-Based Services. Among these services, mobile advertising is predicted to represent a high yield revenue...... stream. In this article the possibilities of using a location-aware mobile messenger for the purpose of mobile advertising will be introduced. However, mobile advertising may become an extremely intrusive practice if the user's privacy is not taken in account. The objective of this article is therefore...

  12. Orbital Normalization of MESSENGER Gamma-Ray Spectrometer Data

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    Rhodes, E. A.; Peplowski, P. N.; Evans, L. G.; Hamara, D. K.; Boynton, W. V.; Solomon, S. C.

    2011-12-01

    The MESSENGER Gamma-Ray Spectrometer (GRS) measures energy spectra of gamma rays emanating from the surface of Mercury. Analysis of these spectra provides elemental abundances of surface material. The MESSENGER mission necessarily provides some data normalization challenges for GRS analysis. So as to keep the spacecraft cool while orbiting the dayside of the planet, the orbits are highly eccentric, with altitudes varying from 200-500 km to ~ 15,000 km. A small fraction of time is spent at the low altitudes where gamma-ray signals are largest, requiring a large number of orbits to yield sufficient counting statistics for elemental analysis. Also, the sunshade must always shield the spacecraft from the Sun, which causes the orientation of the GRS often to be far from nadir-pointing, so the detector efficiency and attenuation of gamma rays from the planet must be known for a wide range of off-nadir orientations. An efficiency/attenuation map for the expected ranges of orientations and energies was constructed in a ground calibration experiment for a limited range of orientations using a nuclear reactor and radioisotope sources, and those results were extended to other orientations by radiation transport computations using as input a computer-aided design model of the spacecraft and its composition. This normalization has allowed abundance determinations of elements K, Th, and U from radioisotopes of these elements in the Mercury regolith during the first quarter of the year-long mission. These results provide constraints on models of Mercury's chemical and thermal evolution. The normalization of gamma-ray spectra for surface elements not having radioisotopes is considerably more complex; these gamma rays come from neutron inelastic-scatter and capture reactions in the regolith, where the neutrons are generated by cosmic ray impact onto the planet. A radiation transport computation was performed to generate the expected count rates in the neutron-generated gamma

  13. Expression of somatotropin receptor messenger ribonucleic acid in bovine tissues

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    Lucy, M.C.; Boyd, C.K.; Koenigsfeld, A.T.; Okamura, C.S.

    1998-01-01

    The somatotropin receptor mRNA is controlled by at least two different gene promoters that generate 2 two variants with different exon 1 sequences (1A and 1B). The location of 1A and 1B somatotropin receptor mRNA within cattle tissues and, hence, the tissue specificity of the 1A and 1B promoters are unknown. In addition, the cDNA sequence of the 1B somatotropin receptor has not been determined. Our objective, therefore, was to sequence a cDNA for the 1B somatotropin receptor and to analyze bovine tissues for expression of 1A and 1B somatotropin receptor mRNA. Twenty adult tissues and six fetal tissues were collected at slaughter from each of four cows and two fetuses. Messenger RNA was analyzed using ribonuclease protection assays. The adult liver expressed both 1A and 1B mRNA. All other adult tissues expressed 1B mRNA but not 1A mRNA. The greatest amount of 1B mRNA was detected in liver and adipose (abdominal and subcutaneous) tissues. Other tissues had approximately one-half to one-tenth of the amount of 1B mRNA in the liver or adipose tissue. Fetal tissues (including fetal liver) expressed 1B mRNA and not 1A mRNA. Based on cDNA sequencing, the protein encoded by the 1A and 1B mRNA was nearly identical. We concluded that 1A somatotropin receptor mRNA is specific to adult bovine liver. Other adult and fetal bovine tissues expressed 1B somatotropin receptor mRNA with a predicted protein sequence that was similar to the 1A somatotropin receptor

  14. Opioid modulation of immunocompetence: Receptor characterization and second messenger involvement

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    Hemmick, L.M.

    1989-01-01

    The purpose of this thesis was to examine the effects of opioids on several indices of immunocompetence, determined the receptor specificity of these effects, and ascertain whether the actions of opioids on lymphocytes could be correlated with activation of second messenger systems. By measuring 45 Ca 2+ uptake into lymphocytes, it was demonstrated that β-endorphin 1-31 (β-END 1-31) enhanced rat thymocyte Ca 2+ uptake in response to concanavalin A (Con A) but not phytohemagglutinin (PHA). Related opioid peptides and alkaloids were unable to mimic the effect, and naloxone did not block it, suggesting that β-END 1-31 acted by binding to specific, non-opioid receptors on the thymocytes. Rat splenocyte Con A-stimulated Ca 2+ uptake was not affected by β-END 1-31. β-END 1-31 did not affect basal Ca 2+ uptake by either cell type. Using [ 3 H]thymidine uptake as an index of lymphocyte proliferation, β-END 1-31 and several related opioid peptides reversed prostaglandin E 1 (PGE 1 ) suppression of rat lymph node cell Con A- and PHA-stimulated proliferation. Naloxone did not block the reversal. β-END 1-31 was unable to reverse forskolin and cholera toxin suppression of proliferation, indicating that the lowering of cyclic AMP levels was not the mechanism involved. Verapamil inhibition of proliferation was also not reversed by β-END 1-31, suggesting that promotion of Ca 2+ influx was not a major mechanism involved

  15. Opioid modulation of immunocompetence: Receptor characterization and second messenger involvement

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    Hemmick, L.M.

    1989-01-01

    The purpose of this thesis was to examine the effects of opioids on several indices of immunocompetence, determined the receptor specificity of these effects, and ascertain whether the actions of opioids on lymphocytes could be correlated with activation of second messenger systems. By measuring {sup 45}Ca{sup 2+} uptake into lymphocytes, it was demonstrated that {beta}-endorphin 1-31 ({beta}-END 1-31) enhanced rat thymocyte Ca{sup 2+} uptake in response to concanavalin A (Con A) but not phytohemagglutinin (PHA). Related opioid peptides and alkaloids were unable to mimic the effect, and naloxone did not block it, suggesting that {beta}-END 1-31 acted by binding to specific, non-opioid receptors on the thymocytes. Rat splenocyte Con A-stimulated Ca{sup 2+} uptake was not affected by {beta}-END 1-31. {beta}-END 1-31 did not affect basal Ca{sup 2+} uptake by either cell type. Using ({sup 3}H)thymidine uptake as an index of lymphocyte proliferation, {beta}-END 1-31 and several related opioid peptides reversed prostaglandin E{sub 1} (PGE{sub 1}) suppression of rat lymph node cell Con A- and PHA-stimulated proliferation. Naloxone did not block the reversal. {beta}-END 1-31 was unable to reverse forskolin and cholera toxin suppression of proliferation, indicating that the lowering of cyclic AMP levels was not the mechanism involved. Verapamil inhibition of proliferation was also not reversed by {beta}-END 1-31, suggesting that promotion of Ca{sup 2+} influx was not a major mechanism involved.

  16. Limits to Mercury's Magnesium Exosphere from MESSENGER Second Flyby Observations

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    Sarantos, Menelaos; Killen, Rosemary M.; McClintock, William E.; Bradley, E. Todd; Vervack, Ronald J., Jr.; Benna, Mehdi; Slavin, James A.

    2011-01-01

    The discovery measurements of Mercury's exospheric magnesium, obtained by the MErcury Surface. Space ENvironment, GEochemistry. and Ranging (MESSENGER) probe during its second Mercury flyby, are modeled to constrain the source and loss processes for this neutral species. Fits to a Chamberlain exosphere reveal that at least two source temperatures are required to reconcile the distribution of magnesium measured far from and near the planet: a hot ejection process at the equivalent temperature of several tens of thousands of degrees K, and a competing, cooler source at temperatures as low as 400 K. For the energetic component, our models indicate that the column abundance that can be attributed to sputtering under constant southward interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) conditions is at least a factor of five less than the rate dictated by the measurements, Although highly uncertain, this result suggests that another energetic process, such as the rapid dissociation of exospheric MgO, may be the main source of the distant neutral component. If meteoroid and micrometeoroid impacts eject mainly molecules, the total amount of magnesium at altitudes exceeding approximately 100 km is found to be consistent with predictions by impact vaporization models for molecule lifetimes of no more than two minutes. Though a sharp increase in emission observed near the dawn terminator region can be reproduced if a single meteoroid enhanced the impact vapor at equatorial dawn, it is much more likely that observations in this region, which probe heights increasingly near the surface, indicate a reservoir of volatile Mg being acted upon by lower-energy source processes.

  17. In-Flight performance of MESSENGER's Mercury dual imaging system

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    Hawkins, S.E.; Murchie, S.L.; Becker, K.J.; Selby, C.M.; Turner, F.S.; Noble, M.W.; Chabot, N.L.; Choo, T.H.; Darlington, E.H.; Denevi, B.W.; Domingue, D.L.; Ernst, C.M.; Holsclaw, G.M.; Laslo, N.R.; Mcclintock, W.E.; Prockter, L.M.; Robinson, M.S.; Solomon, S.C.; Sterner, R.E.

    2009-01-01

    The Mercury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft, launched in August 2004 and planned for insertion into orbit around Mercury in 2011, has already completed two flybys of the innermost planet. The Mercury Dual Imaging System (MDIS) acquired nearly 2500 images from the first two flybys and viewed portions of Mercury's surface not viewed by Mariner 10 in 1974-1975. Mercury's proximity to the Sun and its slow rotation present challenges to the thermal design for a camera on an orbital mission around Mercury. In addition, strict limitations on spacecraft pointing and the highly elliptical orbit create challenges in attaining coverage at desired geometries and relatively uniform spatial resolution. The instrument designed to meet these challenges consists of dual imagers, a monochrome narrow-angle camera (NAC) with a 1.5?? field of view (FOV) and a multispectral wide-angle camera (WAC) with a 10.5?? FOV, co-aligned on a pivoting platform. The focal-plane electronics of each camera are identical and use a 1024??1024 charge-coupled device detector. The cameras are passively cooled but use diode heat pipes and phase-change-material thermal reservoirs to maintain the thermal configuration during the hot portions of the orbit. Here we present an overview of the instrument design and how the design meets its technical challenges. We also review results from the first two flybys, discuss the quality of MDIS data from the initial periods of data acquisition and how that compares with requirements, and summarize how in-flight tests are being used to improve the quality of the instrument calibration. ?? 2009 SPIE.

  18. L'uso pacifico dell'energia nucleare da Ginevra 1955 ad oggi : il caso italiano : atti del convegno

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    2007-01-01

    Energia e sviluppo (le fonti energetiche) ; l'Italia e l'opzione nucleare ; stato a prospettive delle tecnologie nucleari ; reattori nucleari di nuova generazione ; tecniche nucleari in biologia, medicina biochimica, agraria e beni culturali ; sicurezza e ambiente.

  19. I materiali della collezione Altobello del Museo di Zoologia dell'Università di Bologna 1. Mammiferi

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    Dino Scaravelli

    1994-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Materials of Altobello collection in the Zoological Museum, University of Bologna 1. Mammals - Mammals of Altobello Collection of the Zoologica1 Museum, University of Bologna, are listed. 165 stuffed specimens of 26 species are now present, coming from Central Italy (years 1889 - 1929. Only a specimens of Sciurus vulgaris coming from Tuscany is not comprised in the "Catalogo manoscritto della fauna dell'Abruzzo e del Molise" of the Author. Riassunto Sono passati in rassegna i Mammiferi della Collezione Altobello presenti nel Museo di Zoologia dell'Università di Bologna. 165 esemplari naturalizzati appartenenti a 26 specie e provenienti dal centro Italia (anni 1889 - 1929 sono attualmente presenti. Solo un esemplare di Sciurus vulgaris proveniente dalla Toscana non fa parte del "Catalogo manoscritto della fauna dell'Abruzzo e del Molise" dell'Autore.

  20. [I direttori delle riviste vanno avanti: attenersi ai principi accademici, adottare trasparenza e rispetto e applicare le regole.

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    Teixeira da Silva, Jaime A; Dobránszki, Judit

    2018-05-01

    Nonostante i cambiamenti in corso nell'ambito delle pubblicazioni scientifiche (STEM - scienza, tecnologia, ingegneria e medicina), è indubbio che i direttori delle riviste restano i più importanti custodi del processo editoriale. In questo articolo vengono analizzati i motivi per cui i direttori delle riviste devono continuare ad attenersi ai principi editoriali fondamentali e a utilizzare le nuove tecnologie digitali solo per dare forza al contenuto, ma non per sostituirlo nella sua qualità. Per raggiungere questo obiettivo, in un'epoca caratterizzata da controlli ed equilibri, i direttori delle riviste devono essere attentamente sorvegliati e ritenuti responsabili tanto quanto gli autori che essi stessi valutano. Qualunque scorciatoia potrebbe avere conseguenze negative e inaspettate per quella rivista che non si attenesse a tali regole, che vedrebbe intaccata la propria reputazione e che dovrebbe faticare per recuperare la fiducia dei propri lettori. Quindi, a rischio di sembrare scontati, è meglio prevenire il danno alla reputazione piuttosto che curarlo. L'unico modo per evitarlo è che i direttori delle riviste si adattino a un crescente movimento sempre più critico, che richiede maggiore trasparenza e responsabilità da parte di chi contribuisce a costruire la base delle conoscenze scientifiche e dalla società, specialmente laddove la ricerca è finanziata pubblicamente.

  1. Origine ed evoluzione dell'universo dal big-bang alle galassie

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    Gratton, Livio

    1992-01-01

    Il volume, destinato a un vasto pubblico di lettori anche non particolarmente versati in materie scientifiche, offre un panorama aggiornato e completo degli sviluppi più recenti della cosmologia, la scienza che studia l'Universo nel suo complesso. Abbandonate ormai completamente visioni mitiche e geocentriche, la moderna cosmologia ripresenta come un ambizioso e affascinante tentativo di creare un modello unitario dell'Universo e della sua evoluzione attraverso gli strumenti della fisica e dell'astronomia. In questo quadro, nato da una profonda riflessione sui concetti di spazio e di tempo sviluppatasi nei primi decenni del secolo soprattutto da parte di Einstein, e sostenuto dal prodigioso progresso della tecnologia che ha aperto nuove e rivoluzionarie possibilità di osservazione, un succedersi sempre più incalzante ed emozionante di scoperte sta rivelando un panorama inaspettatamente vario, complesso, e allo stesso tempo semplice e unitario, la cui interpretazione richiede al cosmologo rigore, fantasia e...

  2. Includere fa la differenza? Il punto alla luce delle evidenze empiriche

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    Lucia Donata Nepi

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Il dibattito sull’educazione inclusiva ruota, tipicamente, intorno a due argomenti: i principi e le evidenze empiriche. Sul piano dei principi l’inclusione concerne il diritto di tutti gli studenti, compresi quanti sperimentano difficoltà di diversa natura, di avere accesso all’istruzione all’interno della scuola ordinaria. Ma una scuola che include è anche una scuola efficace? Che impatto ha l’inclusione sul rendimento degli studenti con bisogni speciali e dei loro compagni a sviluppo tipico? Qual è l’impatto sulla partecipazione sociale di tutti gli studenti? Ad oggi sappiamo che sul piano delle evidenze empiriche le risposte a queste domande sono molto lontane da risposte definitive. Lo scopo di questo lavoro è presentare lo stato dell’arte della ricerca internazionale sull’educazione inclusiva attraverso i risultati delle indagini più recenti.

  3. I ministri di culto delle confessioni religiose di minoranza: problematiche attuali

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    Matteo Carnì

    2015-06-01

    SOMMARIO: 1. I ministri di culto nell’ordinamento giuridico italiano - 2. I ministri di culto delle confessioni religiose dotate di intesa - 2.1. (segue L’individuazione dei ministri di culto - 2.2. (segue L’assistenza spirituale nelle strutture segreganti - 2.3.(segue Il matrimonio celebrato dai ministri di culto - 2.4 (segue Problematiche attinenti ai ministri di culto buddhisti – 3. I ministri di culto delle confessioni prive di intesa - 3.1. (segue In attesa della legge di approvazione: i ministri di culto della Congregazione cristiana dei Testimoni di Geova - 3.2. (segue Islam e ministri di culto - 4. Osservazioni conclusive.

  4. Controllo strategico e valutazione delle performance nel settore dell’alta moda

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    Terzani, Simone

    2006-01-01

    [italiano] La tesi approfondisce il settore dell’alta moda e del lusso individuandone i caratteri fondamentali, nonché le peculiarità delle aziende che in tale settore operano. Si procede poi ad un esame della dottrina in materia di controllo di gestione ed in particolare di controllo strategico e ci si sofferma sulle caratteristiche del modello balanced scorecard. Il lavoro comprende una analisi empirica su casi concreti di imprese del settore per individuarne gli strumenti di controllo impi...

  5. Procedure di controllo delle infezioni della ferita chirurgica nelle chirurgie generali della regione Piemonte

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    A. Castella

    2003-05-01

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    Introduzione: le infezioni della ferita chirurgica (Surgical Site Infection=SSI presentano nelle realtà occidentali una frequenza relativa del 15 - 20% e tassi di incidenza dal 2 - 3% al 12 - 15%, in relazione alla classe di intervento. Concorrono all’insorgenza di SSI le condizioni cliniche del paziente, la durata della degenza pre operatoria, il tipo di intervento chirurgico, le pratiche assistenziali. Lo studio di queste ultime consente di individuare e analizzare quali procedure siano adottate fra quelle definite in letteratura di provata efficacia nella prevenzione delle SSI e quali siano di uso comune pur non esistendo per esse evidenza di efficacia. Obiettivo: descrivere e analizzare le procedure di controllo delle SSI messe in atto nelle chirurgie generali degli ospedali del Piemonte sotto il profilo assistenziale e ambientale.

    Materiale e metodi: lo studio prevede una settimana di osservazione nelle sale operatorie di chirurgia generale da parte di personale formato. Saranno indagati con schede appositamente strutturate: 1 tutti gli interventi, per rilevarne le caratteristiche e le misure di controllo pre e intraoperatorie rivolte al paziente; 2 i comportamenti degli operatori in sala; 3 i dati relativi al controllo ambientale. Al fine di poter confrontare oggettivamente le diverse situazioni sarà assegnato ad ogni valutazione un punteggio, sulla base delle evidenze di efficacia disponibili.

    Risultati: i dati raccolti consentiranno di evidenziare situazioni di inosservanza delle misure di controllo efficaci, disomogeneità di comportamenti fra presidi ospedalieri o intra “team” chirurgici, di avviare interventi di correzione attraverso produzione di documenti regionali e attività di formazione mirata.

  6. Geografia elettorale dell’Emilia Romagna: una cartografia interattiva delle elezioni politiche dal 1976 al 1992

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    Marianna Pino

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    Full Text Available La rappresentazione cartografica del comportamento elettorale dell’Emilia Romagna può essere un utile strumento di analisi delle traiettorie dei partiti nel cruciale passaggio tra la prima e la seconda Repubblica. La mappatura interattiva, infatti, permette di leggere e comparare su scala comunale i risultati dei maggiori partiti che hanno partecipato alle cinque elezioni politiche tenutesi tra il 1976 e il 1992.

  7. La ristorazione nelle case di cura convenzionate di una ASL romana. Verifica dell'adeguatezza nutrizionale

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    Cairella, G.; Marchetti, A.; Rebella, V.; Sonni, L.; Ciaralli, F.

    2012-01-01

    Obiettivi: valutazione dell’adeguatezza nutrizionale dei menù di case di cura convenzionate e formulazione di raccomandazioni finalizzate al raggiungimento della sicurezza nutrizionale dell’utente ricoverato.

    Metodi: alle Direzioni Sanitarie delle case di cura convenzionate sono stati richiesti i menu invernali ed estivi del vitto comune e speciale. La valutazione giornaliera media dell’energia totale, l’appo...

  8. Fisica. I progressi nello studio delle particelle piu' abbondanti ma piu mistriose

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    Bilenky, Samoil Mikhelevich

    2003-01-01

    "Caccia ai neutrino conferme all'inutizione di Pontecorvo: hanno una masa (sia pure minima) e i loro 3 tipi si mutano l'uno nell'altro fisica i progressi nello studio delle particelle piu' abbondanti ma piu' misteriose". [The hunt for the neutrinos. Pontecorvo's theory has been confirmed: the neutrino has a mass (though minimal). It switches from one of the 3 types into the others].

  9. L'abitato dell'Età del Bronzo di S. Giovanni in Triario (Bologna

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    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Questo articolo riassume i risultati delle ricerche condotte a S. Giovanni in Triario nella pianura a Nord-Est di Bologna, mettendo insieme numerosi dati di natura diversa provenienti dalla documentazione di vecchi scavi di emergenza, l'analisi aerofotografica e dalle recenti indagini condotte sul sito costituite da ricognizioni di superficie e carotaggi manuali. Grazie alle nuove indagini condotte sul deposito stratigrafico e allo studio di un consistente campione di manufatti rendono ora possibile delineare gli elementi cronologici.

  10. Andrea Corrado – Igor Mariottini, Cinema e autori sulle tracce delle migrazioni

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    Full Text Available Nel dibattito pubblico così come, inevitabilmente, nel senso comune, l’interpretazione della storia post-unitaria italiana alla luce delle migrazioni – prima come flussi in uscita, poi sia in entrata che in uscita – ha innescato la costruzione di un preciso discorso retorico, alimentato da pubblicazioni come L’orda. Quando gli albanesi eravamo noi (2005 di Gian Antonio Stella.

  11. La prevenzione dell'influenza, della malattia da meningococco C e della diarrea da colera

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    Trivello, R.; Arigliani, R.; Rossi, L.; Castelli, F.

    2012-01-01

    Influenza, meningococco C e colera: tre differenti agenti infettivi che causano malattie molto diverse tra loro, tutte però con un denominatore comune: sono prevenibili con la vaccinazione. La vaccinazione influenzale nei bambini è un argomento di grande attualità e dibattito: i vari aspetti verranno messi a confronto sulla base delle esperienze internazionali e nazionali. La vaccinazione contro il meningococco C: saranno riportati i risultati di una esperienza di collaborazione tra Pediatria...

  12. Generalizzazione cartografica tra ricerca e applicazione La Cartografia Tecnica Regionale delle Marche

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    Stefano Bellesi

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Il problema della generalizzazione cartografica è uno dei temi principe nel dibattito cartografico tra gli addetti ai lavori. La cartografia multiscala rappresenta infatti una delle chimere dell’era digitale e, man mano che i DB cartografici si sono popolati di informazioni, ha dimostrato la sua realtà. L’orientamento è quello di automatizzare al massimo tutte le procedure prendendo in considerazione quelle che sono le esigenze della rappresentazione.

  13. Isolamento, caratterizzazione strutturale e valutazione dell'attività biologica di metaboliti secondari di origine vegetale

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    Incollingo, Filomena

    2011-01-01

    La tematica di ricerca di questo dottorato si inserisce nell’ambito della chimica delle sostanze naturali. In particolare l’attenzione si è soffermata alle piante officinali e alle piante impiegate nella medicina popolare e alla purificazione e all’isolamento dei metaboliti secondari presenti in maggiore quantità attraverso tecniche cromatografiche quali: cromatografia su colonna, cromatografia su strato sottile, HPLC (high pressure liquid chromatography), DCCC (cromatografia liquida in cont...

  14. 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.

  15. CityLog, verso nuove soluzioni per la distribuzione urbana delle merci

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    Full Text Available La logistica urbana rappresenta oggi una delle principali sfide per una mobilità sostenibile. La distribuzione delle merci in città paga infatti in competitività quei problemi di cui è in parte responsabile: traffico, inquinamento, incidenti etc. Negli ultimi anni la sensibilità su questi aspetti di sostenibilità ambientale è cresciuta in maniera netta, e a livello europeo molta strada è stata fatta per predisporre le risposte più adeguate. Il progetto europeo CityLog, finanziato nell’ambito del Settimo Programma Quadro, vede oggi collaborare diciotto partner europei coordinati dal Centro Ricerche Fiat per migliorare la logistica urbana agendo lungo tre direttrici: •\tservizi telematici orientati alla logistica, per dare un contributo decisivo al miglioramento della pianificazione delle missioni utilizzando strumenti per il routing ottimizzato dei veicoli e il supporto informativo costante agli autisti dei veicoli; •\tsoluzioni a bordo veicolo, che rappresentano un fattore chiave per aumentare la flessibilità operativa di camion e furgoni; •\tunità di carico innovative, accuratamente progettate per essere utilizzate su veicoli diversi in missioni diverse. Ne deriva pertanto una famiglia di container compatti con un layout interno riconfigurabile così da poter essere utilizzati per scopi diversi.

  16. «A Monstrous Regiment of Women»: nascite mostruose come stigma del dissenso religioso delle donne negli anni delle guerre civili inglesi (1642-1652

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    Luca Baratta

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Il presente lavoro prende in esame quattro resoconti di nascite di esseri umani con malformazioni congenite pubblicati a Londra tra il 1642 e 1652. Messi in circolazione dalla stampa nel frastagliato quadro del conflitto tra Carlo I e il Parlamento, e più nello specifico negli anni in cui non si era ancora del tutto spenta la polemica sulla chiesa riformata, i quattro pamphlet sono accomunati dalla medesima lettura della nascita mostruosa, vista come esito di una qualche forma di dissenso religioso da parte delle madri protagoniste. La colpevolizzazione delle donne non era un fenomeno nuovo: già nei decenni precedenti alle guerre civili, le narrazioni di nascite mostruose avevano frequentemente messo in luce negativa le donne, spesso attraverso il sillogismo per cui la nascita di un figlio deforme dichiarava una colpa segreta della genitrice. La novità dei documenti che raccontarono le cosiddette monstrous births negli anni 1642-1652 fu di appuntare il proprio stigma su una colpa materna che non era più di tipo sessuale, o più in generale morale: la propaganda religiosa e politica strumentalizzò i parti di bambini deformi, interpretandoli come punizioni divine per il dissenso religioso manifestato dalle loro madri.

  17. Stime della biomassa marina attraverso il metodo acustico: discernimento delle specie e gestione delle risorse ittiche - Acoustical estimation of fish biomass: species identification and stocks management

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    Víctor Espinosa

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available L’acustica è alla base delle più importanti tecnologie nelle telecomunicazioni subacquee, nonché nel rilevamento e nella determinazione dei target acustici nei mezzi acquatici. Le misure a multi-frequenza sono lo strumento principale per l’identificazione selettiva delle specie marine e per la pesca sostenibile. Lo sviluppo di sistemi a larga banda larga e le tecniche basate su sonar multi-beam costituiscono l'attuale sfida per gli scienziati e gli sviluppatori. Al contempo, sistemi più semplici ed economicamente efficienti, come boe satellitari, sono in grado di offrire informazioni per il monitoraggio degli ecosistemi o l’individuazione di specie bersaglio nella pesca marittima. ------ Acoustics is the basics of the most important technologies for underwater telecommunication, as well as for target detection and identification in the aquatic media. Multiple frequency measurements are the key for species discrimination and open the door for sustainable fisheries. The development of wider broadband systems and quantitative multi-beam sonars and processing techniques constitute the present challenge for scientists and developers. In parallel, simpler and cost-efficient systems like satellite buoys can offer clue information for marine ecosystem monitoring or target species fisheries.

  18. L’INSEGNAMENTO DELLE SCIENZE IN EUROPA: ASPETTI LINGUISTICI A CONFRONTO (ITALIA, DANIMARCA, GALLES

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    Full Text Available La componente linguistica riveste un ruolo prioritario nell’insegnamento-apprendimento delle scienze, specificamente prescritto dai programmi scolastici attualmente vigenti in Europa e pienamente accolto dalle Indicazioni nazionali per il curricolo della scuola dell'infanzia e del primo ciclo d’istruzione, di cui D.M. 254/2012. Il presente lavoro intende indagare l’incidenza dell’aspetto linguistico-comunicativo nel processo di insegnamento-apprendimento delle scienze nell’ambito di tre differenti contesti europei: l’Italia, la Danimarca e il Galles, nella fascia di età compresa all’incirca tra gli 11 e 14 anni, corrispondente per l’Italia alla Scuola secondaria di primo grado, per la Danimarca ad un segmento della Folkeskole, e per il Galles alla fase iniziale della Secondary School. La ricerca, incentrata su uno specifico argomento del programma di scienze comune ai tre sistemi scolastici, prevede un’analisi dei programmi ministeriali, delle programmazioni degli insegnanti, dei manuali in uso nelle scuole, nell’intento di definire il ruolo assegnato agli aspetti linguistici nell’insegnamento delle scienze sia livello legislativo-istituzionale che nella quotidiana pratica didattica.  Teaching science in Europe: language issues compared (Italy, Denmark, Wales The linguistic component plays a major role in the teaching and learning of science, specifically prescribed by the curriculum currently in force in Europe and fully supported by the National Guidelines for the curriculum in kindergarten and the first cycle of education, regulated by DM 254/2012. This paper aims to investigate the linguistic-communicative impact in the process of teaching and learning science in three different European contexts: Italy, Denmark and Wales in children aged 11 to 14, corresponding in Italy to Middle school, in Denmark to a segment of the Folkeskole, and in Wales to the initial phase of the Secondary school. The research focused on a

  19. Effects of ionizing radiation and partial hepatectomy on messenger RNA synthesis

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    Newly synthesized messenger RNA, as measured by a 40 min uptake of the radioactive precursor (6- 14 C) orotic acid, was studied in the regenerating livers of non-irradiated and gamma-irradiated (1800 rad) adrenal-intact and adrenalectomized rats 24 and 48 hours after partial hepatectomy. Two groups of rats, one with and one without adrenal glands were each divided into four subgroups: (1) control rats, (2) irradiated rats, (3) partially hepatectomized rats and (4) irradiated, partially hepatectomized rats. The radioactive profile of polyribosome formation and distribution was determined by sucrose density gradient centrifugation (10 to 40 per cent). The result of this study indicates that ionizing radiation decreases the synthesis of newly formed messenger RNA in regenerating livers of adrenal-intact rats. However, adrenalectomy largely abolished that inhibition. These data suggest that the decrease in messenger RNA synthesis may be explained by the disturbance of adrenal hormones induced by partial hepatectomy and ionizing radiation. (author)

  20. L'archeologia dell'architettura in Italia nell'ultimo quinquennio (1997-2001

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    Full Text Available The author makes a summary on the situation of Building Archaeology in Italy from the 1990s onwards, when the creation of the journal “Archeologia dell’architettura” and several Congresses made it possible for different groups of investigators to share their strategies and experience, both regarding stratigraphic readings and their relationship to restoration and the study of buildings techniques, dimensional chronology and archaeometry. A key argument in this debate has been the application of this set of methods to architectural restoration, and experimentation on the static equilibrium sequence, degradation and wall coating as crucial instruments in a correct restoration process. This debate has given lesser focus to the main goal of the archaeologist: to obtain historical information from stratigraphic reconstructions, for which becomes in turn necessary to prepare repertoires and undertake extensive studies, relate archaeology to agrarian structures and landscape transformations as well as with social and economic structures. Archaeologists must work on this issue on the following years, without leaving aside the intimate relationship established with architectural restoration, to preserve the building patrimony in a context which should promote cultural multicentralism, the exchange of ideas and a recovery of civil society.Il contributo delinea un bilancio dell'Archeologia dell'architettura in Italia a partire dalla metà degli anni '90 del XX secolo, quando alcuni convegni e la neonata rivista "Archeologia dell'Architettura", misero a confronto le esperienze maturate in più centri di ricerca, che riguardavano non solo l’analisi stratigrafica delle murature il suo rapporto con il Restauro, ma anche allo studio delle tecniche costruttive, della mensiocronologia e dell’archeometria. Da questo punto di vista sono da segnalare da un lato le sperimentazioni nella costruzione delle sequenze degli equilibri statici, del degrado, degli

  1. Generalized messenger sector for gauge mediation of supersymmetry breaking and the soft spectrum

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    Marques, Diego

    2009-01-01

    We consider a generic renormalizable and gauge invariant messenger sector and derive the sparticle mass spectrum using the formalism introduced for General Gauge Mediation. Our results recover many expressions found in the literature in various limits. Constraining the messenger sector with a global symmetry under which the spurion field is charged, we analyze Extraordinary Gauge Mediation beyond the small SUSY breaking limit. Finally, we include D-term contributions and compute their corrections to the soft masses. This leads to a perturbative framework allowing to explore models capable of fully covering the parameter space of General Gauge Mediation to the Supersymmetric Standard Model.

  2. Astronomy's New Messengers: A traveling exhibit on gravitational-wave physics

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    Cavaglia, Marco; Hendry, Martin; Marka, Szabolcs; Reitze, David H; Riles, Keith

    2010-01-01

    The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory exhibit Astronomy's New Messengers: Listening to the Universe with Gravitational Waves is traveling to colleges, universities, museums and other public institutions throughout the United States. Astronomy's New Messengers primarily communicates with an adolescent and young adult audience, potentially inspiring them into the field of science. Acknowledging that this audience is traditionally a difficult one to attract, the exhibit publicly announces itself in a charismatic fashion to reach its principal goals of broadening the community of people interested in science and encouraging interest in science among young people.

  3. Mercury's Exosphere During MESSENGER's Second Flyby: Detection of Magnesium and Distinct Distributions of Neutral Species

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    McClintock, William E.; Vervack, Ronald J., Jr.; Bradley, E. Todd; Killen, Rosemary M.; Mouawad, Nelly; Sprague, Ann L.; Burger, Matthew H.; Solomon, Sean C.; Izenberg, Noam R.

    2009-01-01

    During MESSENGER's second Mercury flyby, the Mercury Atmospheric and Surface Composition Spectrometer observed emission from Mercury's neutral exosphere. These observations include the first detection of emission from magnesium. Differing spatial distributions for sodium, calcium, and magnesium were revealed by observations beginning in Mercury's tail region, approximately 8 Mercury radii anti-sunward of the planet, continuing past the nightside, and ending near the dawn terminator. Analysis of these observations, supplemented by observations during the first Mercury flyby as well as those by other MESSENGER instruments, suggests that the distinct spatial distributions arise from a combination of differences in source, transfer, and loss processes.

  4. Favelleran di te sempre le stelle Galileo, i primi Lincei e l'astronomia : Biblioteca dell'Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei e Corsiniana, Roma 6 aprile - 30 giugno 2009

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    Romanello, Alessandro; Trentini, Andrea

    2009-01-01

    Catalogo dell'esposizione del prezioso patrimonio custodito nella Biblioteca dell'Accademia dei Lincei, costituito da documenti manoscritti riguardanti gli esordi e da libri stampati di Galileo e su Galileo.

  5. Mobile Learning Using Mobile Phones

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    Vicente, Paula

    2013-01-01

    The participation in mobile learning programs is conditioned by having/using mobile communication technology. Those who do not have or use such technology cannot participate in mobile learning programs. This study evaluates who are the most likely participants of mobile learning programs by examining the demographic profile and mobile phone usage…

  6. Collaboration and decision making tools for mobile groups

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    Abrahamyan, S.; Balyan, S.; Degtyarev, A.; Ter-Minasyan, H.

    2017-01-01

    Nowadays the use of distributed collaboration tools is widespread in many areas of people activity. But lack of mobility and certain equipment dependence create difficulties and decelerate development and integration of such technologies. Also, mobile technologies allow individuals to interact with each other without need of traditional office spaces and regardless of location. Hence, realization of special infrastructures on mobile platforms with the help of ad hoc wireless local networks could eliminate hardware attachment and be also useful in terms of scientific approach. Solutions from basic internet messengers to complex software for online collaboration equipment in large-scale workgroups are implementations of tools based on mobile infrastructures. Despite growth of mobile infrastructures, applied distributed solutions in group decision-making and e-collaboration are not common. In this article we propose software complex for real-time collaboration and decision-making based on mobile devices, describe its architecture and evaluate performance.

  7. Collaboration and decision making tools for mobile groups

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    Abrahamyan, Suren; Balyan, Serob; Ter-Minasyan, Harutyun; Degtyarev, Alexander

    2017-12-01

    Nowadays the use of distributed collaboration tools is widespread in many areas of people activity. But lack of mobility and certain equipment-dependency creates difficulties and decelerates development and integration of such technologies. Also mobile technologies allow individuals to interact with each other without need of traditional office spaces and regardless of location. Hence, realization of special infrastructures on mobile platforms with help of ad-hoc wireless local networks could eliminate hardware-attachment and be useful also in terms of scientific approach. Solutions from basic internet-messengers to complex software for online collaboration equipment in large-scale workgroups are implementations of tools based on mobile infrastructures. Despite growth of mobile infrastructures, applied distributed solutions in group decisionmaking and e-collaboration are not common. In this article we propose software complex for real-time collaboration and decision-making based on mobile devices, describe its architecture and evaluate performance.

  8. L’ITALIANO DELLE GUIDE TURISTICHE: UNO STUDIO DELLA LINGUA ORALE DEL TURISMO

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    Elena Mauri

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Oggetto di questo articolo è il linguaggio orale delle guide turistiche, una produzione linguistica «speciale», difficilmente reperibile e scarsamente analizzata, e si pone come obbiettivo quello di evidenziarne alcuni dei tratti più tipici in relazione ad una delle figure professionali tra le più rappresentative di una comunicazione orale turistica tra esperto e pubblico: la guida turistica. La prima parte dell’articolo è dedicata alla definizione del linguaggio del turismo e, in particolare, alle caratteristiche dal discorso orale delle guide turistiche, esito della mediazione tra linguaggio di specialità e lingua comune. Nella seconda parte viene introdotta e sviluppata l’analisi linguaggio orale delle guide turistiche a partire da un corpus costituito da diciotto file di trascrizione di registrazioni di visite guidate, in lingua italiana, svolte da guide turistiche straniere all’estero. Dallo studio effettuato è emerso come le scelte linguistiche dell’operatore professionale si declinino in funzione delle esigenze e delle caratteristiche del destinatario: ad un turista desideroso di «vedere», «conoscere» e «identificare» nello spazio ciò di cui si parla, la guida turistica risponde con un ampio impiego del verbo «chiamarsi» e di componenti grammaticali e lessicali (verbi, avverbi e preposizioni di luogo, aggettivi dimostrativi con un forte valore locativo.   Tourist guide italian: a study of the oral language of tourism   Elena Mauri    The object of this article is the oral language of tourist guides, a “special”, hard to find and poorly analyzed type of language production. The objective is to highlight some of the most typical features in relation to one of the most representative professionals in oral tourist communication, between expert and public: tourist guides. The first part of the article is devoted to the definition of the language of tourism and, in particular, to the characteristics of the

  9. Realising effective theories of tribrid inflation: are there effects from messenger fields?

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    Antusch, Stefan; Nolde, David

    2015-01-01

    Tribrid inflation is a variant of supersymmetric hybrid inflation in which the inflaton is a matter field (which can be charged under gauge symmetries) and inflation ends by a GUT-scale phase transition of a waterfall field. These features make tribrid inflation a promising framework for realising inflation with particularly close connections to particle physics. Superpotentials of tribrid inflation involve effective operators suppressed by some cutoff scale, which is often taken as the Planck scale. However, these operators may also be generated by integrating out messenger superfields with masses below the Planck scale, which is in fact quite common in GUT and/or flavour models. The values of the inflaton field during inflation can then lie above this mass scale, which means that for reliably calculating the model predictions one has to go beyond the effective theory description. We therefore discuss realisations of effective theories of tribrid inflation and specify in which cases effects from the messenger fields are expected, and under which conditions they can safely be neglected. In particular, we point out how to construct realisations where, despite the fact that the inflaton field values are above the messenger mass scale, the predictions for the observables are (to a good approximation) identical to the ones calculated in the effective theory treatment where the messenger mass scale is identified with the (apparent) cutoff scale

  10. Realising effective theories of tribrid inflation: are there effects from messenger fields?

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    Antusch, Stefan; Nolde, David

    2015-09-01

    Tribrid inflation is a variant of supersymmetric hybrid inflation in which the inflaton is a matter field (which can be charged under gauge symmetries) and inflation ends by a GUT-scale phase transition of a waterfall field. These features make tribrid inflation a promising framework for realising inflation with particularly close connections to particle physics. Superpotentials of tribrid inflation involve effective operators suppressed by some cutoff scale, which is often taken as the Planck scale. However, these operators may also be generated by integrating out messenger superfields with masses below the Planck scale, which is in fact quite common in GUT and/or flavour models. The values of the inflaton field during inflation can then lie above this mass scale, which means that for reliably calculating the model predictions one has to go beyond the effective theory description. We therefore discuss realisations of effective theories of tribrid inflation and specify in which cases effects from the messenger fields are expected, and under which conditions they can safely be neglected. In particular, we point out how to construct realisations where, despite the fact that the inflaton field values are above the messenger mass scale, the predictions for the observables are (to a good approximation) identical to the ones calculated in the effective theory treatment where the messenger mass scale is identified with the (apparent) cutoff scale.

  11. Realising effective theories of tribrid inflation: are there effects from messenger fields?

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    Antusch, Stefan [Department of Physics, University of Basel,Klingelbergstr. 82, CH-4056 Basel (Switzerland); Max-Planck-Institut für Physik (Werner-Heisenberg-Institut),Föhringer Ring 6, D-80805 München (Germany); Nolde, David [Department of Physics, University of Basel,Klingelbergstr. 82, CH-4056 Basel (Switzerland)

    2015-09-22

    Tribrid inflation is a variant of supersymmetric hybrid inflation in which the inflaton is a matter field (which can be charged under gauge symmetries) and inflation ends by a GUT-scale phase transition of a waterfall field. These features make tribrid inflation a promising framework for realising inflation with particularly close connections to particle physics. Superpotentials of tribrid inflation involve effective operators suppressed by some cutoff scale, which is often taken as the Planck scale. However, these operators may also be generated by integrating out messenger superfields with masses below the Planck scale, which is in fact quite common in GUT and/or flavour models. The values of the inflaton field during inflation can then lie above this mass scale, which means that for reliably calculating the model predictions one has to go beyond the effective theory description. We therefore discuss realisations of effective theories of tribrid inflation and specify in which cases effects from the messenger fields are expected, and under which conditions they can safely be neglected. In particular, we point out how to construct realisations where, despite the fact that the inflaton field values are above the messenger mass scale, the predictions for the observables are (to a good approximation) identical to the ones calculated in the effective theory treatment where the messenger mass scale is identified with the (apparent) cutoff scale.

  12. A Contemporary, Laboratory-Intensive Course on Messenger RNA Transcription and Processing

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    Carson, Sue; Miller, Heather

    2012-01-01

    Messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) plays a pivotal role in the central dogma of molecular biology. Importantly, molecular events occurring during and after mRNA synthesis have the potential to create multiple proteins from one gene, leading to some of the remarkable protein diversity that genomes hold. The North Carolina State University…

  13. The Gravity Field of Mercury After the Messenger Low-Altitude Campaign

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    Mazarico, Erwan; Genova, Antonio; Goossens, Sander; Lemoine, Frank G.; Smith, David E.; Zuber, Maria T.; Neumann, Gary A.; Solomon, Sean C.

    2015-01-01

    The final year of the MESSENGER mission was designed to take advantage of the remaining propellant onboard to provide a series of lowaltitude observation campaigns and acquire novel scientific data about the innermost planet. The lower periapsis altitude greatly enhances the sensitivity to the short-wavelength gravity field, but only when the spacecraft is in view of Earth. After more than 3 years in orbit around Mercury, the MESSENGER spacecraft was tracked for the first time below 200-km altitude on 5 May 2014 by the NASA Deep Space Network (DSN). Between August and October, periapsis passages down to 25-km altitude were routinely tracked. These periods considerably improved the quality of the data coverage. Before the end of its mission, MESSENGER will fly at very low altitudes for extended periods of time. Given the orbital geometry, however the periapses will not be visible from Earth and so no new tracking data will be available for altitudes lower than 75 km. Nevertheless, the continuous tracking of MESSENGER in the northern hemisphere will help improve the uniformity of the spatial coverage at altitudes lower than 150 km, which will further improve the overall quality of the Mercury gravity field.

  14. Farm Women, Solidarity, and "The Suffrage Messenger": Nebraska Suffrage Activism on the Plains, 1915-1917

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    Heider, Carmen

    2012-01-01

    In 1914 Nebraska men once again voted against the amendment that would have granted full suffrage to Nebraska women. This article focuses on the three years immediately after that defeat. It explores the remaining seventeen issues of the "Suffrage Messenger" and asks the following question: how did the suffrage newspaper portray and…

  15. Audience and Witnessing: Research into Dramatherapy using Vignettes and aMSN Messenger

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    Jones, Phil

    2008-01-01

    This article describes the process of research undertaken to examine therapists' responses to the concept of the core processes of change in dramatherapy. The research uses a combination of vignette description and analysis using aMSN messenger. The article describes the theoretical underpinning and rationale to the approach, and the…

  16. Comparing Strategies for Health Information Dissemination: Messengers That Can Help or Hinder.

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    Fishman, Jessica; Greenberg, Patricia; Bagga, Margy Barbieri; Casarett, David; Propert, Kathleen

    2018-05-01

    To test the effects of different messengers on the dissemination of health information. An experimental study exposed participants to 12 news articles pertaining to 1 of 3 health topics framed from the perspective of 4 generic messengers: religious figures, doctors, celebrity patients, or ordinary patients. Participants select as many of the 12 articles as desired. A cancer clinic within a large, urban hospital serving a sociodemographically diverse patient population. Eighty-nine patients with a history of cancer. The primary outcome was the frequency with which each news story was selected. Summary statistics and a general estimating equation model. For each health topic, news articles using celebrity messengers were the least likely to be selected; almost half of the participants (36 [41.4%] of 87) rejected all such articles. Articles linked to religious figures were equally unpopular ( P = .59). Articles that used doctors or ordinary patients as the messenger were very likely to be selected: Nearly all women (84 [96.6%] of 87) selected at least one of these. Furthermore, the odds of choosing articles linked to celebrities or religious leaders were statistically significantly lower than the odds of choosing those linked to ordinary patients or doctors ( P dissemination of information. Health materials linked to celebrities or religious figures were consistently less likely to be selected than those linked to ordinary patients, or doctors.

  17. Social and Virtual Networks: Evaluating Synchronous Online Interviewing Using Instant Messenger

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    Hinchcliffe, Vanessa; Gavin, Helen

    2009-01-01

    This paper describes an evaluation of the quality and utility of synchronous online interviewing for data collection in social network research. Synchronous online interviews facilitated by Instant Messenger as the communication medium, were undertaken with ten final year university students. Quantitative and qualitative content analysis of…

  18. Microcredito e "cajas de credito" in Argentina: considerazioni giuridiche per lo sviluppo e la regolazione di un sistema finanziario alternativo a servizio dell'economia locale

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    Lamandini, Marco

    2004-01-01

    Studio sul microcredito e sul sistema bancario in Argentina alla luce delle più rilevanti esperienze internazionali, e una serie di raccomandazioni circa la disciplina e lo sviluppo di un efficace e diffuso sistema di casse di credito cooperativo a servizio dell'economia locale.

  19. Le tendenze dell'occupazione: un confronto internazionale. (Employment trends: an international comparison

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    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available L'interesse per le previsioni di tendenza di occupazione è cresciuto significativamente negli ultimi anni, in particolare quelli relativi al lungo termine . Ciò che sorprende è la grande differenze nelle tendenze che emergono da paese a paese , anche dalle stime delle organizzazioni internazionali che mettono a confronto le esperienze dei vari paesi . Non è chiaro se le ragioni di tali differenze si trovanonegli effetti dei fenomeni generali che caratterizzano l' esperienza di tutti i paesi , come ad esempio il progresso tecnico , o fenomeni piuttosto specifici propri di ogni paese differente . Ciò che sembra chiaro, tuttavia , è la natura estrapolativa delle previsioni . La presente nota analizza il difficile compito di individuare le determinanti storiche dell'evoluzione del rapporto di lavoro nel lungo periodo , al fine di comprendere meglio il modo in cui le previsioni sono concepiti oggi .Interest in employment trend forecasts has grown significantly in recent years, especially those related to the long term. What is surprising is the large differences in trends that emerge from country to country, even from estimates by international organisations that compare the experiences of various countries. It is unclear if the reasons for such differences lie in differing effects of general phenomena that characterise the experience of all countries, such as technical progress, or rather specific phenomena peculiar to each country. What seems clear, however, is the extrapolative nature of the forecasts. The present note looks at the difficult task of identifying the historical determinants of the evolution of employment in the long run, in order to better understand the way in which forecasts are devised today.JEL: E24, E27, J21

  20. Le interiezioni (fonosimboli nella prosa rovignese dell'antologia "Istria nobilissima"

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    Full Text Available Come risulta da un recente studio di Paola Villani (Villani 1986, le interiezioni (o, come le chiama l'autrice, fonosimboli sono un po' la Cenerentola delle descrizioni linguistiche. Menzionate in modo piu o meno marginale, descritte sommariamente, definite in modo non soddisfacente, esse sembrano riunire in sé lo status «tuttofare» degli avverbi tradizionali (v. Crystal 1971, p. 75 e quello di «small change of linguistic currency», molto appropriatamente attribuito da E. Löfstedt alle preposizioni, «particelle» e parole affini (Löfstedt 1959, p. 163. In un termine, sono elementi linguistici che dai parlanti sono sentiti intuitivamente come indispensabili alla normale comunicazione linguistica, ma nello stesso tempo come elementi con cui non si sa che fare, che non trovano un posto adeguato nell'ambito della classificazione linguistica tradizionale. Eppure, anche le interiezioni hanno le loro funzioni, sia nella lingua scritta (nella quale, secondo· Villani 1986, p. 33, sono state maggiormente studiate che nel linguaggio parlato (in cui hanno valori intraducibili su1 piano della lingua scritta. Prendendo lo spunto dall'interessante e stimolante articolo citat o di P. Villani, abbiamo esaminato il valore pragmatico e testuale delle interiezioni nella prosa in dialetto rovignese, apparsa sui volumi III, VI, VII, X-XII e XIV-XVI dell'antologia «lstria Nobilissima» (si veda la bibliografia, la cui lingua è stata già oggetto di studio in alcuni nostri lavori precedenti. La restrizione alla prosa è dettata dal tema, che è l'analisi degli aspetti comunicativi (pragmatici e testuali.

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

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    E. Corsano

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

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

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

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

  2. Staging Mobilities / Designing Mobilities

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    Jensen, Ole B.

    2015-01-01

    , and systems 'hosting' these multiple and complex mobilities are designed and how they are staging these in terms of their physical layout. By analysing specific cases of ‘mobilities design’ related to the four modes of moving; Walk, Bike, Train, and Car, the book uncover important and until now neglected...... is more than movement between point A and B. It explores how the movement of people, goods, information, and signs influences human understandings of self, other and the built environment. Moving towards a new understanding of the relationship between movement, interaction and environments, the project...

  3. Conoscere la distribuzione territoriale delle proprietà di manager e azionisti: un approccio guidato dai dati

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    Stefano Pozzati

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available L’analisi e una migliore comprensione della distribuzione della ricchezza degli individui all’interno delle città possono rivelarsi un prezioso strumento specialmente al fine di supportare la stima del valore degli immobili. Tali analisi possono inoltre essere utilizzate per facilitare il percorso decisionale in diversi settori: dalla pubblica amministrazione al mercato immobiliare. In questo lavoro, attraverso l’uso di dati pubblici e di dati di proprietà della società Cerved, è possibile osservare la distribuzione territoriale delle proprietà di manager e azionisti - categorie di persone solitamente collegate ad un elevato benessere economico – e tramite questo identificare le zone delle città in cui il valore degli immobili risulta presumibilmente più elevato. Nello specifico, viene introdotto il Manager and Shareholder Concentration (MSHC score la cui accuratezza ed efficacia viene verificata in tre diverse città di Italia (Torino, Roma e Milano.

  4. Amministrare lo studio dell'italiano: l'Ufficio Scolastico del Consolato Generale d'Italia a San Paolo

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    Alessandro Dell'Aira

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Questo articolo riprende in parte una questione generale già affrontata sulla rivista, e cioè il buon uso delle tecnologie dell'informazione e della comunicazione in ambito culturale e didattico. La questione riguarda soprattutto gli stili di insegnamento/apprendimento, di formazione e di amministrazione. Ci si sofferma sullo stile di gestione di un ufficio pubblico in una situazione amministrativa atipica, esercitata su un territorio vastissimo a favore di un'utenza dislocata sul territorio in modo non omogeneo. La conclusione è che l'uso agile e sistematico della rete globale e delle tecnologie informatiche e telematiche può aiutare gli Uffici scolastici italiani all'estero a gestire in contesti complessi i principali problemi connessi con la distanza dall'Italia, sia per l'insegnamento della lingua italiana nei corsi, sia per la formazione iniziale e continua dei docenti.

  5. Il ruolo delle infrastrutture nella costruzione e nella percezione del territorio

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    Roberto Busi

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available L’opera di pianificazione del paesaggio non può che passare attraverso la pianificazione delle componenti fisiche del territorio che, oltre agli indubitabili significati ed obiettivi funzionali, sono anche gli elementi costitutivi del paesaggio perché rappresentano le componenti percepibili del territorio medesimo; cosicché la pianificazione paesistica viene ad essere ad un tempo la diretta conseguenza e l’alta motivazione di quella urbanistico-territoriale conferendole motivi, fini e valori elevati.E le infrastrutture sono, come detto, le componenti fisiche primarie dell’antropizzazione del territorio sia in quanto tali, sia in quanto fattore per eccellenza di eventi generanti componenti fisiche.

  6. Gli effetti dell'attrito sulla stima della disuguaglianza in Italia

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    F. Biagi; A. Giraldo; E. Rettore

    2009-01-01

    Il volume contiene i rapporti finali di un'articolata ricerca su alcune significative dimensioni della disuguaglianza nell'Italia di oggi: la povertà e l'evoluzione recente della distribuzione del reddito; la condizione di salute e la sua relazione con le caratteristiche socio-economiche degli individui; le disparità nella disponibilità della casa e nelle situazioni abitative. La ricerca, condotta nell'ambito dell'"Osservatorio sulle disuguaglianze sociali", è stata coordinata da un'equipe in...

  7. Il fantasma dell'universo che cos'è il neutrino

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    Votano, Lucia

    2015-01-01

    Ben prima della luce, a un decimillesimo di secondo dal Big Bang, i neutrini sono apparsi nell'universo. Dopo un secondo il brodo primordiale si era raffreddato abbastanza da consentire loro di muoversi liberi e ancora oggi, dopo quasi quattordici miliardi di anni, sono numerosissimi. Ma che cosa sono i neutrini? Elusivi come fantasmi, camaleontici, viaggiano indenni attraverso la materia arrivando dritti sino a noi dagli angoli più remoti e nascosti dell'universo. Per saperne di più seguiremo i fisici che li studiano in laboratori sotterranei o in luoghi estremi come i ghiacciai polari o le profondità marine.

  8. A Second Look: Scott O'Dell's Sing Down the Moon.

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    Perry Nodelman

    1984-01-01

    When I wrote this in 1984, I thought of myself as a humane and tolerant person expressing humane, tolerant views. I'm uploading it three decades later because I find much of what I say here embarrassing--and because what embarrasses me is my utterly unconscious assumption of white male privilege. I praise O'Dell's choice of not providing his young Navaho narrator with a name for much of the book--a choice I now see as a commentary on the deprivation of her personhood that in fact confirms and...

  9. Resumen de tesis. Conoscenza e azione. La teoria delle intentiones nella Escuela de Salamanca

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    Lacca, Emanuelle

    2015-01-01

    [ES] La tesis de doctorado de Emanuele Lacca, titulada Conoscenza e azione. La teoria delle intentiones nella Escuela de Salamanca (XV-XVI secolo), hecha en cotutela entre las universidades de Salamanca y de Cagliari (Italia) y defendida el 18 de abril de 2016, pretende reconstruir los conceptos de conocimiento y de intencionalidad, así como se desarrollan por algunas voces significativae de la Escuela de Salamanca, a partir de la recepción de la tradición tomista y de las inovaciónes del hum...

  10. Verità e bellezza le ragioni dell'estetica nella scienza

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    Chandrasekhar, S

    1990-01-01

    Una granda teoria scientifica è anche un'opera d'arte. Per gli scienziati più insigni, la bellezza è sempre stat uno degli obiettivi da raggiungere, quando non addirittura una guida nel cammino verso la verità. Da Einstein, per scrivere le equazioni della teoria della relatività, a Heisenberg, per cercare la chiave della meccanica quantistica, fino a Weyl, che dichiarava di preferire il bello al vero, la storia della fisica moderna è accompagnata dal desiderio di trovare l'armonia delle leggi della natura.

  11. L'insegnamento dell'evoluzione nei manuali scolastici di otto paesi costieri del Mediterraneo

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    Quessada, Marie-Pierre; Clément, Pierre; Valente, Adriana; Selmaoui, Sabah

    2012-01-01

    I manuali scolastici di biologia di otto paesi mediterranei affrontano il tema dell'evoluzione in modi molto differenti. In Algeria e in Libano, l'argomento non viene trattato o non più. In Tunisia, il tema è trattato nella classe terminale (ovvero nell'ultima classe del Liceo n.d.R.), ma senza un capitolo specifico sull'evoluzione umana. In Maroccco, l'evoluzione è stata appena reintrodotta in classe terminale ma senza l'evoluzione umana. Il tema è più ampiamente coperto a Cipro e a Malta, e...

  12. Mobility management in mobile IP

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    Medidi, Sirisha; Golshani, Forouzan

    2002-07-01

    There is an emerging interest in integrating mobile wireless communication with the Internet based on the Ipv6 technology. Many issues introduced by the mobility of users arise when such an integration is attempted. This paper addresses the problem of mobility management, i.e., that of tracking the current IP addresses of mobile terminals and sustaining active IP connections as mobiles move. The paper presents some architectural and mobility management options for integrating wireless access to the Internet. We then present performance results for Mobile IPv4, route optimization and Mobile IPv6.

  13. The Mock-up of the "Ratto Delle Sabine" by Giambologna: Making and Utilization of a 3D Model

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    Grazia Tucci

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Within a project for the knowledge and preservation of the mock-up of Giambologna's Ratto delle Sabine housed in the Galleria dell'Accademia in Florence, the GeCO laboratory has made laser scanner acquisitions to create surface models at different resolutions for structural analysis, on which to check the coverage of the photographic campaign and to create a three-dimensional thematic mapping of data relating to investigations and restoration works. The PDF3D file format has been used to easily manage data on a platform immediately available to all operators.

  14. Aurora Bosna, Scautismo femminile e Guidismo. Esperienze educative in prospettiva di Genere: i casi dell'Italia e della Spagna

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    Lucia Tortora

    2015-03-01

    pp. 291 La recensione presenta il volume Scautismo femminile e Guidismo. Esperienze educative in prospettiva di Genere: i casi dell'Italia e della Spagna di Aurora Bosna, che analizza i fenomeni dello Scautismo femminile e del Guidismo in una prospettiva comparatstica e in un'ottica pedagogica e di genere, evidenziando il valore che tali esperienze hanno avuto nel percorso di emancipazione femminile all'interno dei contesti socio-culturali dell'Italia e della Spagna tra il XIX e il XX secolo.

  15. Localization of calcium-binding proteins and GABA transporter (GAT-1) messenger RNA in the human subthalamic nucleus

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    Augood, S.J.; Waldvogel, H.J.; Muenkle, M.C.; Faull, R.L.M.; Emson, P.C.

    1999-01-01

    The distribution of messenger RNA encoding the human GAT-1 (a high-affinity GABA transporter) was investigated in the subthalamic nucleus of 10 neurologically normal human post mortem cases. Further, the distribution of messenger RNA and protein encoding the three neuronally expressed calcium-binding proteins (calbindin D28k, parvalbumin and calretinin) was similarly investigated using in situ hybridization and immunohistochemical techniques. Cellular sites of calbindin D28k, parvalbumin, calretinin and GAT-1 messenger RNA expression were localized using human-specific oligonucleotide probes radiolabelled with [ 35 S]dATP. Sites of protein localization were visualized using specific anti-calbindin D28k, anti-parvalbumin and anti-calretinin antisera. Examination of emulsion-coated tissue sections processed for in situ hybridization revealed an intense signal for GAT-1 messenger RNA within the human subthalamic nucleus, indeed the majority of Methylene Blue-counterstained cells were enriched in this transcript. Further, a marked heterogeneity was noted with regard to the expression of the messenger RNA's encoding the three calcium-binding proteins; this elliptical nucleus was highly enriched in parvalbumin messenger RNA-positive neurons and calretinin mRNA-positive cells but not calbindin messenger RNA-positive cells. Indeed, only an occasional calbindin messenger RNA-positive cell was detected within the mediolateral extent of the nucleus. In marked contrast, numerous parvalbumin messenger RNA-positive cells and calretinin messenger RNA-positive cells were detected and they were topographically distributed; parvalbumin messenger RNA-positive cells were highly enriched in the dorsal subthalamic nucleus extending mediolaterally; calretinin messenger RNA-positive cells were more enriched ventrally although some degree of overlap was apparent. Computer-assisted analysis of the average cross-sectional somatic area of parvalbumin, calretinin and GAT-1 messenger RNA

  16. [CONTATTI SONORI] Ballos sardos in pratza. La nuova stagione delle danze nell’isola

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    Fabio Calzia

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Tutte le musiche sono in perenne trasformazione. Il mondo delle danze tradizionali in Sardegna ha conosciuto una brusca accelerazione negli ultimi anni. Dal ruolo centrale di strumenti come i vari tipi di fisarmoniche e le launeddas si è giunti oggi alla nascita di nuovi ensemble specializzati nell’esecuzione dei balli per la piazza. Come controparte è avvenuta una sempre maggiore adesione alle danze tradizionali da parte di molti giovani inurbati nelle grandi città dell’isola. La situazione contemporanea è quindi in pieno fermento. In che modo si sono trasformate le musiche, quali linguaggi sono entrati in contatto con lo stile esecutivo, fortemente legato sino ad allora ad un sistema di censura rigoroso legato tanto alla piazza quanto al fenomeno dei gruppi folk? Come si stanno trasformando le danze delle singole comunità ora che sono oggetto di apprendimento da parte di tanti giovani che vivono a centinaia di chilometri dal luogo ove sono nate? La proposta propone uno sguardo analitico sull’introduzione di innovazioni nella musica e nella danza ed il loro passaggio da un suonatore all’altro e da un gruppo all’altro il tutto condito da una accesa competitività propria della cultura musicale isolana.

  17. L'universo prima del Big Bang cosmologia e teoria delle stringhe

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    Gasperini, Maurizio

    2002-01-01

    Termini come "universo in espansione", "big bang", "singolarità iniziale" sono ormai entrati a far parte del linguaggio comune. L'idea che l'universo che oggi osserviamo abbia avuto origine da una grossa esplosione (big bang) è ormai ampiamente diffusa e accettata nella moderna cultura popolare, a tutti i libelli. Ma cosa c'era prima del big bang? E ha senso porsi questo interrogativo in un contesto scientifico? I recenti progressi della fisica teoria, e in particolare della cosiddetta teoria delle stringhe, suggeriscono una risposta a questa domanda, fornendo degli strumenti matematici capaci, in linea di principio, di ricostruire la storia dell'universo spingendosi anche oltre l'istante del big bang. Ne emerge un possibile scenario cosmologico nel quale l'universo, anzichè essere "appena nato" al momento del big bang, era piuttosto nel punto di mezzo della sua evoluzione, di durata probabilmente infinita. In questo libro si cerca di illustrare tale scenario usando un linguaggio non troppo tecnico, rivolt...

  18. Il telerilevamento per la qualità dell'aria L'esperienza SENSORER

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    Marco Folegani

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Il monitoraggio della qualità dell'aria con tecniche di telerilevamento è noto da tempo negli ambienti scientifici ma considerato ancora con prudenza e perplessità dalle strutture istituzionali sia per il livello "accademico" delle applicazioni sia per la mancanza di una forte motivazione normativa nell'adottare nuovi metodi di monitoraggio. L'esperienza SENSORER ha l'ambizione di mostrare come si possono superare entrambe queste barriere. The remote sensing for air quality monitoring The SENSORER project.The satellite observations have proven their capabilities for re-mote sensing of atmospheric pollutants such as the Particulate Matter. But the advantage of global coverage, homogeneous quality and a relative good spatial resolution are counterbalanced by the limited temporal resolution and the cloud cover-age. The SENSORER project is just the last example of a web platform that thanks to a combination of satellite data with information from ground based sensors and models overcomes the limitations of each single observation method to provide better pollution maps to make better decisions.

  19. Economic costs and benefits of the renewable energy sources; Costi e benefici economici delle fonti rinnovabili

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    De Leo, G. A. [Parma Univ., Parma (Italy). Dipt. di Scienze Ambientali; Rizzi, L. [Milan Politecnico, Milan (Italy). Dipt. di Elettronica; Caizzi, A. [Cesi Spa, Business Unit Ambiente, Milan (Italy)

    2001-08-01

    In this work it has been analysed the potential diffusion of renewable energy sources and co-generation in the Italian market on the basis of the level of maturation of the different technologies, predicted market growth and environmental impacts associated to them. A sensitivity analysis on external costs generated by global climate changes has allowed everybody to assess how possible errors in estimating the potential impact of greenhouse gasses can affect the estimate of the economic performances of different scenarios of energetic development. On the basis of these considerations, it can be outlined a potential doubling of energy production by renewable energies in the next 10 years, with specific reference of small hydroelectric, biogass and eolic power plants. [Italian] Viene analizzata la capacita' di penetrazione delle fonti di energia rinnovabile e della cogenerazione nel mercato italiano sulla base dello stato di maturazione delle varie tecnologie e gli impatti ambientali ad esse associate. L'articolo mostra che il rispetto del vincolo di Kyoto comporterebbe in ultima analisi non un aggravio dei costi per la collettivita', ma addirittura un risparmio di 11 lire per ogni kWh prodotto, ovvero oltre il 10% rispetto ai costi totali.

  20. Le “Regole tecniche” per i Dati Territoriali: il ruolo delle Regioni

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    Maurizio De Gennaro

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Il processo d’innovazione e riforma della Pubblica Amministrazione, avviato nel 2005 con il Codice dell’Amministrazione Digitale, ha trovato una prima risposta nell’emanazione delle “Regole tecniche” dei Dati Territoriali, approvate con il D.M. 10.11.2011, con il quale si forniscono norme e procedure condivise per la formazione, fruibilità e l’accesso all’Informazione Territoriale. In questo scenario dai contenuti tecnici e normativi, le Regioni, singolarmente e associate nel CISIS-CPSG, hanno avuto un ruolo strategico per l’avvio, lo sviluppo e l’applicazione delle attività.The reform and innovation process in public administration, started in 2005 with the Digital Administration Code, had a first result in the issue of "Technical Rules" of Spatial Data, approved by the DM 10.11.2011, with whom rules and procedures, shared for training, usability and access to the spatial information, are provided.In this scenario, with a technical and normative content, Regions, individually and as CISIS-CPSG members, have had a strategic role in initiating, developing and implementing the activities.

  1. Mobile Election

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    Long, Elena; Lovitskii, Vladimir; Thrasher, Michael; Traynor, David

    2009-01-01

    Mobile phones have the potential of fostering political mobilisation. There is a significant political power in mobile technology. Like the Internet, mobile phones facilitate communication and rapid access to information. Compared to the Internet, however, mobile phone diffusion has reached a larger proportion of the population in most countries, and thus the impact of this new medium is conceivably greater. There are now more mobile phones in the UK than there are people (ave...

  2. Mobile Advertising

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    Alamuri, Lavanya

    2009-01-01

    The aim of this project was to get an understanding of how companies adopt mobile as an advertising medium. The literature review aided in framing a draft of the factors that affect mobile advertising adoption and possible forms of mobile advertising. Considering the scope of the thesis work, branding strategy, service costs, personalization and privacy and platform were considered to be the factors that could affect the mobile advertising adoption. A few possible forms on mobile device we...

  3. Hydrogeological impact on Gran Sasso tunnels; Impatto idrogeologico delle gallerie autostradali del Gran Sasso

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    Massoli Novelli, R. [Societa' Italiana di Geologia Ambientale, Rome (Italy); Petitta, M. [Rome Univ., Rome (Italy). Dipt. Scienze della Terra

    2001-07-01

    In 1970-1980 two highway tunnels, 10.150 km long, were bored in the Gran Sasso mountain, at an elevation of 900 m. a.s.l. the tunnels have a rectilinear axis trending SW-NE and they pass about 2 km SE of Corno Grande (2912 m.), the highest peak in the entire Apennines chain. Both tunnels intercepted the regional aquifer in the central part of the massif, with a maximum discharge, during the first year of boring, of about 3m{sup 3}/s. Actually the discharge from the tunnels is about 1,2 m{sup 3}/s on the northern side and about 0,5 m{sup 3}/s on the southern one. Both discharges are mainly used to provide neighbouring towns with drinking water. In 1994 it was begun monitoring monthly the southern springs. The Vera spring data (1994-1996) show a very steady regime and a mean discharge of about 1m{sup 3}/s, considerably less than the pre-tunnels mean discharge value (1,8 m{sup 3}/s). On the contrary, the data about the springs located at an inferior elevation (Tirino Valley) show that tunnels produced on lower springs a minor impact. The impact of rainfall diminishing during recent years is considered. About the third tunnel project to serve the INFN Gran Sasso Laboratory, it must be considered that the new tunnel will be excavated in a dried zone, up the two existent tunnels. Moreover it is necessary to avoid the actual, very dangerous access to the INFN Lab inside one of the highway tunnels. [Italian] Il massiccio del Gran Sasso (Abruzzo) occupa un'area di circa 800 kmq e presenta con il Corno Grande un'altitudine massima di m. 2912. La necessita' di collegare Roma e il versante tirrenico dell'Appennino con il versante Adriatico (Teramo) e' stato assicurato dalla strada statale N. 80 che dall'Aquila conduceva a Teramo, attraverso una serie di dorsali e di vette che descrivono un ampio arco di circa 40 km, in direzine E-W e poi N-S. La strada era soggetta a imponenti nevicate e gelate. Una soluzione poteva essere rappresentata da un

  4. Mercury Conditions for the MESSENGER Mission Simulated in High- Solar-Radiation Vacuum Tests

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    Wong, Wayne A.

    2003-01-01

    The MESSENGER (Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry, and Ranging) spacecraft, planned for launch in March 2004, will perform two flybys of Mercury before entering a year-long orbit of the planet in September 2009. The mission will provide opportunities for detailed characterization of the surface, interior, atmosphere, and magnetosphere of the closest planet to the Sun. The NASA Glenn Research Center and the MESSENGER spacecraft integrator, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, have partnered under a Space Act Agreement to characterize a variety of critical components and materials under simulated conditions expected near Mercury. Glenn's Vacuum Facility 6, which is equipped with a solar simulator, can simulate the vacuum and high solar radiation anticipated in Mercury orbit. The MESSENGER test hardware includes a variety of materials and components that are being characterized during the Tank 6 vacuum tests, where the hardware will be exposed to up to 11 suns insolation, simulating conditions expected in Mercury orbit. In 2002, ten solar vacuum tests were conducted, including beginning of life, end of life, backside exposure, and solar panel thermal shock cycling tests. Components tested include candidate solar array panels, sensors, thermal shielding materials, and communication devices. As an example, for the solar panel thermal shock cycling test, two candidate solar array panels were suspended on a lift mechanism that lowered the panels into a liquid-nitrogen-cooled box. After reaching -140 C, the panels were then lifted out of the box and exposed to the equivalent of 6 suns (8.1 kilowatts per square meters). After five cold soak/heating cycles were completed successfully, there was no apparent degradation in panel performance. An anticipated 100-hr thermal shield life test is planned for autumn, followed by solar panel flight qualification tests in winter. Glenn's ongoing support to the MESSENGER program has been instrumental in

  5. Mobile Transcripts and Intercellular Communication in Plants.

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    Saplaoura, E; Kragler, F

    2016-01-01

    Phloem serves as a highway for mobile signals in plants. Apart from sugars and hormones, proteins and RNAs are transported via the phloem and contribute to the intercellular communication coordinating growth and development. Different classes of RNAs have been found mobile and in the phloem exudate such as viral RNAs, small interfering RNAs (siRNAs), microRNAs, transfer RNAs, and messenger RNAs (mRNAs). Their transport is considered to be mediated via ribonucleoprotein complexes formed between phloem RNA-binding proteins and mobile RNA molecules. Recent advances in the analysis of the mobile transcriptome indicate that thousands of transcripts move along the plant axis. Although potential RNA mobility motifs were identified, research is still in progress on the factors triggering siRNA and mRNA mobility. In this review, we discuss the approaches used to identify putative mobile mRNAs, the transport mechanism, and the significance of mRNA trafficking. © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  6. Mobilities Design

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    Lanng, Ditte Bendix; Wind, Simon; Jensen, Ole B.

    2017-01-01

    Mobilities comprise a large part of our world and everyday lives, and the mobilities spaces in which we travel are ubiquitous. Yet, ordinary mobilities spaces – such as parking lots, pedestrian tunnels, and road lay-bys – tend to be criticized as typologies that lack consideration for the people...... who use them and for their wider social, aesthetic, cultural, and ecological agency in the city. This is clearly not an unambiguous characterization. But from it follows an urgency to re-examine unheeded mobilities spaces and extend demands of their agency beyond standards of technical efficiency....... This article draws on the recent “mobilities turn” in social science to support such re-examination of mobilities spaces. In social-scientific mobilities research, mobilities are considered the departure point for understanding the socio-material world in which we live. Mobilities are regarded as far more than...

  7. Le strutture dell'immaginazione. Un disegno di John Hejduk / Structures for the Imagination. A John Hejduk's drawing

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    Lamberto Amistadi

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Un disegno di John Hejduk è l'occasione per riflettere sul rapporto tra ideazione, rappresentazione e realizzazione dell'opera di architettura, seguendo i ragionamenti del maestro americano. Attraverso i mezzi che le sono propri, walls, roofs, boundaries, l'immagine architettonica ha la capacità di evocare e richiamare il senso profondo di situazioni inattese, “rinfrescare” la nostra visione delle cose contro il pericolo dell'automatizzazione. Ne esce un quadro in cui, nel circolo creativo che coinvolge artefice e fruitore, la realtà dell'architettura contribuisce per la sua parte al progetto di “fabbricazione del mondo”. / A drawing by John Hejduk is an opportunity to reflect on the relationship between the creation, representation and realisation of a work of architecture, following the reasoning of the American maestro. Through its own means - walls, roofs, boundaries - the architectural image has the capacity to evoke and invoke the profound sense of unexpected situations, to "refresh" our vision of things against the danger of automation. What emerges is a scenario in which, in the creative circle involving maker and spectator, the reality of architecture contributes to its part in the project of "manufacturing the world"

  8. Viewing Indians: Native Encounters with Power, Tourism, and the Camera in the Wisconsin Dells, 1866-1907

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    Hoelscher, Steven

    2003-01-01

    In the winter of 1883, the photographer H. H. Bennett decided to spice up his descriptive catalogue of stereo views with something new. Several years earlier, a simple listing of his photographs--mostly landscape views of the area surrounding the Wisconsin River Dells--brought the small-town studio photographer considerable renown and enhanced…

  9. Interazione onda struttura in un dispositivo di conversione dell'energia da onda a tracimazione e probematiche progettuali

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    Vicinanza, D.; Margheritini, Lucia; Zanuttigh, B.

    2010-01-01

    Il presente lavoro riassume i risultati inerenti l’interazione delle onde con un innovativo cassone frangiflutti per la produzione d’energia elettrica denominato Seawave Slot-cone Generator (SSG). Il funzionamento dell’SSG é basato sul noto principio della tracimazione e della conservazione dell’...

  10. Lo status di rifugiato religioso nelle fonti del diritto internazionale: le nuove frontiere delle libertà dello spirito

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    Daniele Ferrari

    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available SOMMARIO: 1. Libertà religiosa e protezione internazionale: note introduttive e di metodo - 2. La nozione di religione perseguitata - 3. I contenuti di tutela della libertà religiosa dei perseguitati - 4. Le condizioni di riconoscimento dello status di rifugiato religioso - 5. La procedura di valutazione delle domande - 6. Conclusioni.

  11. Altered expression of estrogen receptor-α variant messenger RNAs between adjacent normal breast and breast tumor tissues

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    Leygue, Etienne; Dotzlaw, Helmut; Watson, Peter H; Murphy, Leigh C

    2000-01-01

    Using semiquantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction assays, we investigated the expression of variant messenger RNAs relative to wild-type estrogen receptor (ER)-α messenger RNA in normal breast tissues and their adjacent matched breast tumor tissues. Higher ER variant truncated after sequences encoding exon 2 of the wild-type ER-α (ERC4) messenger RNA and a lower exon 3 deleted ER-α variant (ERD3) messenger RNA relative expression in the tumor compartment were observed in the ER-positive/PR-positive and the ER-positive subsets, respectively. A significantly higher relative expression of exon 5 deleted ER-α varient (ERD5) messenger RNA was observed in tumor components overall. These data demonstrate that changes in the relative expression of ER-α variant messenger RNAs occur between adjacent normal and neoplastic breast tissues. We suggest that these changes might be involved in the mechanisms that underlie breast tumorigenesis. Estrogen receptor (ER)-α and ER-β are believed to mediate the action of estradiol in target tissues. Several ER-α and ER-β variant messenger RNAs have been identified in both normal and neoplastic human tissues. Most of these variants contain a deletion of one or more exons of the wild-type (WT) ER messenger RNAs. The putative proteins that are encoded by these variant messenger RNAs would therefore be missing some functional domains of the WT receptors, and might interfere with WT-ER signaling pathways. The detection of ER-α variants in both normal and neoplastic human breast tissues raised the question of their possible role in breast tumorigenesis. We have previously reported an increased relative expression of exon 5 deleted ER-α variant (ERD5) messenger RNA and of another ER-α variant truncated of all sequences following the exon 2 of the WT ER-α (ERC4) messenger RNA in breast tumor samples versus independent normal breast tissues. In contrast, a decreased relative expression of exon 3 deleted ER

  12. Emotion elicitor or emotion messenger? Subliminal priming reveals two faces of facial expressions.

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    Ruys, Kirsten I; Stapel, Diederik A

    2008-06-01

    Facial emotional expressions can serve both as emotional stimuli and as communicative signals. The research reported here was conducted to illustrate how responses to both roles of facial emotional expressions unfold over time. As an emotion elicitor, a facial emotional expression (e.g., a disgusted face) activates a response that is similar to responses to other emotional stimuli of the same valence (e.g., a dirty, nonflushed toilet). As an emotion messenger, the same facial expression (e.g., a disgusted face) serves as a communicative signal by also activating the knowledge that the sender is experiencing a specific emotion (e.g., the sender feels disgusted). By varying the duration of exposure to disgusted, fearful, angry, and neutral faces in two subliminal-priming studies, we demonstrated that responses to faces as emotion elicitors occur prior to responses to faces as emotion messengers, and that both types of responses may unfold unconsciously.

  13. Global Distribution of Mercury's Neutrals from MESSENGER Measurements Combined with a Tomographic Method

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    Sarantos, Menelaos; McClintock, Bill; Vervack, Ron, Jr.; Killen, Rosemary; Merkel, Aimee; Slavin, James; Solomon, Sean C.

    2011-01-01

    The MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft entered orbit about Mercury on March 18, 2011. Since then, the Ultraviolet and Visible Spectrometer (UVVS) onboard this spacecraft has been observing Mercury's collisionless exosphere. We present measurements by MESSENGER UVVS of the sodium, calcium, and magnesium distributions that were obtained during multiple passes through the tail over a period of one month. Global maps of the exosphere were constructed daily from such measurements using a recently developed tomographic technique. During this period, Mercury moved towards the Sun from being about 0.44 astronomical units (AU) to approximately 0.32 AU from the Sun. Hence, our reconstructions provide information about the three-dimensional structure of the exosphere, the source processes for these species, and their dependence with orbital distance during the entire in-leg of Mercury's orbit.

  14. Radiative natural SUSY spectrum from deflected AMSB scenario with messenger-matter interactions

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    Wang, Fei [School of Physics, Zhengzhou University,Zhengzhou 450000 (China); State Key Laboratory of Theoretical Physics,Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100080 (China); Yang, Jin Min [State Key Laboratory of Theoretical Physics,Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100080 (China); Department of Physics, Tohoku University,Sendai 980-8578 (Japan); Zhang, Yang [State Key Laboratory of Theoretical Physics,Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100080 (China)

    2016-04-29

    A radiative natural SUSY spectrum are proposed in the deflected anomaly mediation scenario with general messenger-matter interactions. Due to the contributions from the new interactions, positive slepton masses as well as a large |A{sub t}| term can naturally be obtained with either sign of deflection parameter and few messenger species (thus avoid the possible Landau pole problem). In this scenario, in contrast to the ordinary (radiative) natural SUSY scenario with under-abundance of dark matter (DM), the DM can be the mixed bino-higgsino and have the right relic density. The 125 GeV Higgs mass can also be easily obtained in our scenario. The majority of low EW fine tuning points can be covered by the XENON-1T direct detection experiments.

  15. Planetary science. Low-altitude magnetic field measurements by MESSENGER reveal Mercury's ancient crustal field.

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    Johnson, Catherine L; Phillips, Roger J; Purucker, Michael E; Anderson, Brian J; Byrne, Paul K; Denevi, Brett W; Feinberg, Joshua M; Hauck, Steven A; Head, James W; Korth, Haje; James, Peter B; Mazarico, Erwan; Neumann, Gregory A; Philpott, Lydia C; Siegler, Matthew A; Tsyganenko, Nikolai A; Solomon, Sean C

    2015-05-22

    Magnetized rocks can record the history of the magnetic field of a planet, a key constraint for understanding its evolution. From orbital vector magnetic field measurements of Mercury taken by the MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft at altitudes below 150 kilometers, we have detected remanent magnetization in Mercury's crust. We infer a lower bound on the average age of magnetization of 3.7 to 3.9 billion years. Our findings indicate that a global magnetic field driven by dynamo processes in the fluid outer core operated early in Mercury's history. Ancient field strengths that range from those similar to Mercury's present dipole field to Earth-like values are consistent with the magnetic field observations and with the low iron content of Mercury's crust inferred from MESSENGER elemental composition data. Copyright © 2015, American Association for the Advancement of Science.

  16. MESSENGER observations of Mercury's exosphere: detection of magnesium and distribution of constituents.

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    McClintock, William E; Vervack, Ronald J; Bradley, E Todd; Killen, Rosemary M; Mouawad, Nelly; Sprague, Ann L; Burger, Matthew H; Solomon, Sean C; Izenberg, Noam R

    2009-05-01

    Mercury is surrounded by a tenuous exosphere that is supplied primarily by the planet's surface materials and is known to contain sodium, potassium, and calcium. Observations by the Mercury Atmospheric and Surface Composition Spectrometer during MESSENGER's second Mercury flyby revealed the presence of neutral magnesium in the tail (anti-sunward) region of the exosphere, as well as differing spatial distributions of magnesium, calcium, and sodium atoms in both the tail and the nightside, near-planet exosphere. Analysis of these observations, supplemented by observations during the first Mercury flyby, as well as those by other MESSENGER instruments, suggests that the distinct spatial distributions arise from a combination of differences in source, transfer, and loss processes.

  17. Return to Mercury: a global perspective on MESSENGER's first Mercury flyby.

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    Solomon, Sean C; McNutt, Ralph L; Watters, Thomas R; Lawrence, David J; Feldman, William C; Head, James W; Krimigis, Stamatios M; Murchie, Scott L; Phillips, Roger J; Slavin, James A; Zuber, Maria T

    2008-07-04

    In January 2008, the MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft became the first probe to fly past the planet Mercury in 33 years. The encounter revealed that Mercury is a dynamic system; its liquid iron-rich outer core is coupled through a dominantly dipolar magnetic field to the surface, exosphere, and magnetosphere, all of which interact with the solar wind. MESSENGER images confirm that lobate scarps are the dominant tectonic landform and record global contraction associated with cooling of the planet. The history of contraction can be related to the history of volcanism and cratering, and the total contractional strain is at least one-third greater than inferred from Mariner 10 images. On the basis of measurements of thermal neutrons made during the flyby, the average abundance of iron in Mercury's surface material is less than 6% by weight.

  18. Evidence for young volcanism on Mercury from the third MESSENGER flyby.

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    Prockter, Louise M; Ernst, Carolyn M; Denevi, Brett W; Chapman, Clark R; Head, James W; Fassett, Caleb I; Merline, William J; Solomon, Sean C; Watters, Thomas R; Strom, Robert G; Cremonese, Gabriele; Marchi, Simone; Massironi, Matteo

    2010-08-06

    During its first two flybys of Mercury, the MESSENGER spacecraft acquired images confirming that pervasive volcanism occurred early in the planet's history. MESSENGER's third Mercury flyby revealed a 290-kilometer-diameter peak-ring impact basin, among the youngest basins yet seen, having an inner floor filled with spectrally distinct smooth plains. These plains are sparsely cratered, postdate the formation of the basin, apparently formed from material that once flowed across the surface, and are therefore interpreted to be volcanic in origin. An irregular depression surrounded by a halo of bright deposits northeast of the basin marks a candidate explosive volcanic vent larger than any previously identified on Mercury. Volcanism on the planet thus spanned a considerable duration, perhaps extending well into the second half of solar system history.

  19. Expected Geochemical and Mineralogical Properties of Meteorites from Mercury: Inferences from Messenger Data

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    McCubbin, F. M.; McCoy, T. J.

    2016-01-01

    Meteorites from the Moon, Mars, and many types of asteroid bodies have been identified among our global inventory of meteorites, however samples of Mercury and Venus have not been identified. The absence of mercurian and venusian meteorites could be attributed to an inability to recognize them in our collections due to a paucity of geochemical information for Venus and Mercury. In the case of mercurian meteorites, this possibility is further supported by dynamical calculations that suggest mercurian meteorites should be present on Earth at a factor of 2-3 less than meteorites from Mars [1]. In the present study, we focus on the putative mineralogy of mercurian meteorites using data obtained from the MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft, which has provided us with our first quantitative constraints on the geochemistry of planet Mercury. We have used the MESSENGER data to compile a list of mineralogical and geochemical characteristics that a meteorite from Mercury is likely to exhibit.

  20. Effect of Thymine Starvation on Messenger Ribonucleic Acid Synthesis in Escherichia coli

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    Luzzati, Denise

    1966-01-01

    Luzzati, Denise (Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique, Paris, France). Effect of thymine starvation on messenger ribonucleic acid synthesis in Escherichia coli. J. Bacteriol. 92:1435–1446. 1966.—During the course of thymine starvation, the rate of synthesis of messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA, the rapidly labeled fraction of the RNA which decays in the presence of dinitrophenol or which hybridizes with deoxyribonucleic acid) decreases exponentially, in parallel with the viability of the thymine-starved bacteria. The ability of cell-free extracts of starved bacteria to incorporate ribonucleoside triphosphates into RNA was determined; it was found to be inferior to that of extracts from control cells. The analysis of the properties of cell-free extracts of starved cells shows that their decreased RNA polymerase activity is the consequence of a modification of their deoxyribonucleic acid, the ability of which to serve as a template for RNA polymerase decreases during starvation. PMID:5332402

  1. Astronomy's New Messengers: A traveling exhibit to out to a young adult audience

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    Cavaglia, Marco; Hendry, Martin; Marka, Szabolcs; Reitze, David H; Riles, Keith

    2010-01-01

    The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory exhibit Astronomy's New Messengers: Listening to the Universe with Gravitational Waves is traveling to colleges, universities, museums and other public institutions throughout the United States. In 2010, an extended version of this exhibit will appear in a New York City venue that is accessible to a large and diverse cross section of the general public. Astronomy's New Messengers primarily communicates with an adolescent and young adult audience, potentially inspiring them into the field of science. Acknowledging that this audience is traditionally a difficult one to attract, the exhibit publicly announces itself in a charismatic fashion to reach its principal goals of broadening the community of people interested in science and encouraging interest in science among young people.

  2. MESSENGER Observations of Extreme Loading and Unloading of Mercury's Magnetic Tail

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    Slavin, James A.; Anderson, Brian J.; Baker, Daniel N.; Benna, Mehdi; Boardsen, Scott A.; Gloeckler, George; Gold, Robert E.; Ho, George C.; Korth, Haje; Krimigis, Stamatios M.; hide

    2010-01-01

    During MESSENGER's third flyby of Mercury, the magnetic field in the planet's magnetotail increased by factors of 2 to 3.5 over intervals of 2 to 3 min. Magnetospheric substorms at Earth are powered by similar tail loading, but the amplitude is approx.10 times less and typical durations are approx.1 hour. The extreme tail loading observed at Mercury implies that the relative intensity of sub storms must be much larger than at Earth. The correspondence between the duration of tail field enhancements and the characteristic time for the Dungey cycle, which describes plasma circulation through Mercury's magnetosphere. suggests that such circulation determines substorm timescale. A key aspect of tail unloading during terrestrial substorms is the acceleration of energetic charged particles, but no acceleration signatures were seen during the MESSENGER flyby.

  3. 3',5'-cIMP as Potential Second Messenger in the Vascular Wall.

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    Leung, Susan W S; Gao, Yuansheng; Vanhoutte, Paul M

    2017-01-01

    Traditionally, only the 3',5'-cyclic monophosphates of adenosine and guanosine (produced by adenylyl cyclase and guanylyl cyclase, respectively) are regarded as true "second messengers" in the vascular wall, despite the presence of other cyclic nucleotides in different tissues. Among these noncanonical cyclic nucleotides, inosine 3',5'-cyclic monophosphate (cIMP) is synthesized by soluble guanylyl cyclase in porcine coronary arteries in response to hypoxia, when the enzyme is activated by endothelium-derived nitric oxide. Its production is associated with augmentation of vascular contraction mediated by stimulation of Rho kinase. Based on these findings, cIMP appears to meet most, if not all, of the criteria required for it to be accepted as a "second messenger," at least in the vascular wall.

  4. Bambini stranieri con bisogni speciali: rappresentazione della disabilità dei figli da parte delle famiglie migranti e degli insegnanti

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    Alain Goussot

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Interviste qualitative a genitori immigrati di bambine e bambini con disabilità: 5 interviste a Cesena e 4 interviste a Pescara. Somministrazione questionari ad insegnanti. La maggioranza dei bambini frequenta la scuola primaria e qualcuno la secondaria. Dalle interviste fatte ai genitori, in particolare le madri si hanno una serie di indicazioni sulla storia nella prima infanzia, su come i genitori vivono la disabilità dei propri figli in una condizione particolare che è quella dell'esperienza migratoria. Nella ricostruzione della storia migratoria abbiamo anche la ricostruzione delle storie cliniche dei bambini; alcuni con disabilità congenite (la maggior parte di tipo sensoriale (sordità, cecità , qualcuno con disabilità intellettiva, vi sono anche due casi con disabilità acquisite. la ricerca mette in evidenza quanto lo sguardo e il vissuto dei genitori sia fortemente condizionato da alcuni variabili: cultura di origine, condizioni e motivi dell'esperienza migratoria, evento traumatico che provoca la disabilità, condizioni dell'accoglienza in Italia, storia familiare, aspettative di guarigione dei genitori. Vi è anche una analisi del vissuto delle madri e del loro modo di concepire la relazione con il figlio disabile: vissuto e concezione fortemente condizionati dalla cultura della cura del proprio contesto di origine e dalle condizioni psico-affettive e sociali dell'inserimento della donna. Vi sono madri che arrivano in Italia pensando di curare e 'riparare' il figlio, vi è anche chi si trova in difficoltà nel combinare lo sguardo medico della neuropsichiatria infantile 'occidentale' con lo sguardo della cultura tradizionale del paese di provenienza. Quello che emerge dal lavoro è anche l'importanza del nesso madre-figlia/o disabile nonché la valorizzazione delle forme di maternage veicolate dalle madri migranti; forme che non coincidono sempre con quelle italiane. I casi di accompagnamento positivo sono dovuti all

  5. HIGH-RESOLUTION TOPOGRAPHY OF MERCURY FROM MESSENGER ORBITAL STEREO IMAGING – THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE QUADRANGLES

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    F. Preusker

    2018-04-01

    Full Text Available We produce high-resolution (222 m/grid element Digital Terrain Models (DTMs for Mercury using stereo images from the MESSENGER orbital mission. We have developed a scheme to process large numbers, typically more than 6000, images by photogrammetric techniques, which include, multiple image matching, pyramid strategy, and bundle block adjustments. In this paper, we present models for map quadrangles of the southern hemisphere H11, H12, H13, and H14.

  6. The space environment of Mercury at the times of the second and third MESSENGER flybys

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    Baker, D. N.; Odstrčil, D.; Anderson, B.J.; Arge, C. N.; Benna, M.; Gloeckler, G.; Korth, H.; Mayer, L. R.; Raines, J.M.; Schriver, D.; Slavin, J.A.; Solomon, S.C.; Trávníček, Pavel M.; Zurbuchen, T.H.

    2011-01-01

    Roč. 59, č. 15 (2011), s. 2066-2074 ISSN 0032-0633 Grant - others: NASA (US) NASW-00002; NASA (US) NAS5-97271 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z30420517 Keywords : Mercury * Solar wind * Interplanetary magnetic field * Magnetospheres * MESSENGER Subject RIV: BN - Astronomy, Celestial Mechanics, Astrophysics Impact factor: 2.224, year: 2011 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0032063311000481

  7. Mobile Workforce, Mobile Technology, Mobile Threats

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    Garcia, J.

    2015-01-01

    Mobile technologies' introduction into the world of safeguards business processes such as inspection creates tremendous opportunity for novel approaches and could result in a number of improvements to such processes. Mobile applications are certainly the wave of the future. The success of the application ecosystems has shown that users want full fidelity, highly-usable, simple purpose applications with simple installation, quick responses and, of course, access to network resources at all times. But the counterpart to opportunity is risk, and the widespread adoption of mobile technologies requires a deep understanding of the threats and vulnerabilities inherent in mobile technologies. Modern mobile devices can be characterized as small computers. As such, the threats against computing infrastructure apply to mobile devices. Meanwhile, the attributes of mobile technology that make it such an obvious benefit over traditional computing platforms all have elements of risk: pervasive, always-on networking; diverse ecosystems; lack of centralized control; constantly shifting technological foundations; intense competition among competitors in the marketplace; the scale of the installation base (from millions to billions); and many more. This paper will explore the diverse and massive environment of mobile, the number of attackers and vast opportunities for compromise. The paper will explain how mobile devices prove valuable targets to both advanced and persistent attackers as well as less-skilled casual hackers. Organized crime, national intelligence agencies, corporate espionage are all part of the landscape. (author)

  8. Dissection of the couplings between cellular messengers and the circadian clock

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    Tong Jian; Edmunds, L.N.

    1995-12-01

    It has been known in recent years that living cells can exhibit circadian rhythms in totally different physiological processes. Intracellular messengers were demonstrated to mediate the entrained pathways linking rhythmic components between circadian clock and its output signalling. Levels of cyclic AMP and cyclic GMP in synchronized cells, and activities of the two key enzymes (AC and PDE) responsible for the cyclic AMP metabolism were measured by applying the isotopic techniques. Bimodal circadian oscillations of the messenger levels and the enzyme activities were disclosed in LD: 12, 12 cycle and constant darkness, as well as in the dividing and non-dividing cultures of the Euglena ZC mutant. Interference experiments with the enzyme activator and inhibitor such as forskolin, 8-Br-cGMP and LY 83583, and analysis of the cell division cycle (CDC) and coupling messengers suggested that the peak pulse of cyclic AMP, circadian oscillation of the AC-cAMP-PDE system and phase-dependent regulation by cyclic GMP might be important coupling factors in downstream mediation between the circadian clock and the CDC. (7 figs.)

  9. Dashboard Monitoring System Berbasis Web Sebagai Pemantau Layanan liteBIG Instant Messenger

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    Gigih Forda Nama

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available Saat ini hampir semua pengguna ponsel pintar menggunakan layanan perpesanan instan sebagai media komunikasi dikarenakan layanan perpesanan instan lebih hemat biaya dengan hanya menggunakan jaringan internet dibandingkan layanan pesan singkat (SMS. Layanan yang diberikan harus dapat melayani pengguna dengan baik agar pesan yang dikirim oleh pengirim dapat diterima oleh penerima dengan cepat dan akurat. Layanan ini juga harus dijaga keandalannya untuk menjamin kualitas pelayanan dan untuk menghindari ketidaknyamanan pengguna. Sehingga, diperlukan adanya sistem pemantauan berupa perangkat lunak untuk pengawasan status layanan setiap saat dapat diakses dari manapun dan kapanpun. PT.Sandika Cahaya Mandiri memiliki produk layanan perpesanan instan dengan brand name liteBIG Messenger. Perusahaan ini memerlukan perangkat lunak untuk pemantauan layanan liteBIG Messenger. Dengan adanya perangkat lunak pemantauan layanan, petugas pemantauan dapat melihat secara realtime status layanan utama pada setiap komputer server, pemakaian sumber daya (cpu, memory, dan harddisk, dan statistik pengguna baru liteBIG Messenger  melalui antarmuka web. Petugas pemantauan juga akan mendapat pemberitahuan ketika terjadi masalah pada layanan sehingga masalah dapat lebih dini diketahui dan downtime dapat dikurangi.

  10. Optimal and fast E/B separation with a dual messenger field

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

    2018-05-01

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

  11. Monte Carlo Modeling of Sodium in Mercury's Exosphere During the First Two MESSENGER Flybys

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    Burger, Matthew H.; Killen, Rosemary M.; Vervack, Ronald J., Jr.; Bradley, E. Todd; McClintock, William E.; Sarantos, Menelaos; Benna, Mehdi; Mouawad, Nelly

    2010-01-01

    We present a Monte Carlo model of the distribution of neutral sodium in Mercury's exosphere and tail using data from the Mercury Atmospheric and Surface Composition Spectrometer (MASCS) on the MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft during the first two flybys of the planet in January and September 2008. We show that the dominant source mechanism for ejecting sodium from the surface is photon-stimulated desorption (PSD) and that the desorption rate is limited by the diffusion rate of sodium from the interior of grains in the regolith to the topmost few monolayers where PSD is effective. In the absence of ion precipitation, we find that the sodium source rate is limited to approximately 10(exp 6) - 10(exp 7) per square centimeter per second, depending on the sticking efficiency of exospheric sodium that returns to the surface. The diffusion rate must be at least a factor of 5 higher in regions of ion precipitation to explain the MASCS observations during the second MESSENGER f1yby. We estimate that impact vaporization of micrometeoroids may provide up to 15% of the total sodium source rate in the regions observed. Although sputtering by precipitating ions was found not to be a significant source of sodium during the MESSENGER flybys, ion precipitation is responsible for increasing the source rate at high latitudes through ion-enhanced diffusion.

  12. Administrative environmental proceedings in the electromagnetic pollution field; Procedure autorizzatorie nel settore dell'inquinamento da campi elettromagnetici

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    Fracchia, Fabrizio [Bocconi Univ., Milano (Italy). IDC Istituto di diritto comparato

    2005-05-15

    The aim of the research at issue is to understand the general aspects of administrative environmental proceedings in the electromagnetic pollution field, as they are regulated in Italy both by the Law of February 22, 2001, No. 36 and by the art. 87 of the Legislative Decree of August 1, 2003, No. 259 (by means of this decree, Italy implemented a package of EU Directives -2002/19/EC, 2002/20/EC, 2002/21/EC and 2002/22/EC - in the TLC sector; entered into force on September 16, 2003, it introduced the so-called Unique Code on Electronic Communications) [Italian] Il lavoro ha ad oggetto l'analisi delle procedure autorizzatorie nel settore dell'inquinamento da campi elettromagnetici disciplinate dalla legge 22 febbraio 2001, n. 36 e dall'art. 87, d.lgs. 1 agosto 2003, n. 259 (codice delle comunicazioni elettroniche). Dopo aver registrato la presenza, all'interno di siffatti procedimenti, delle tradizionali funzioni assegnate al procedimento amministrativo, l'indagine individua nel dettaglio i principi stabiliti dalla normativa e i caratteri dell'autorizzazione, indugiando in particolare sul profilo del margine di discrezionalita sussistente in capo all'amministrazione. L'angustia di questo spazio di discrezionalita viene tra l'altro collegato alla rilevanza che, nel settore in esame, risulta avere il principio di precauzione. Specifica attenzione e dedicata al procedimento delineato dall'art. 87, d.lgs. 259/2003, cit.: vengono analizzati i titoli di legittimazione ivi disciplinati, i rapporti con l'istituto della valutazione di impatto ambientale, le fasi procedimentali, la conferenza di servizi e i limiti di applicabilita del meccanismo del silenzio assenso, il tutto avendo come riferimento essenziale il tema della precauzione, il principio di doverosita e la loro valenza normativa.

  13. Second order statistical analysis of US image texture; Analisi della tessitura delle immagini ecografiche con metodi statistici del secondo ordine

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    Tanzi, F.; Novario, R. [Varese Ospedale di Circolo, Varese (Italy). Servizio di fisica sanitaria; Conte, L. [Varese Univ., Varese (Italy). Cattedra di biofisica e tecnologie biomediche; Tosetto, C.; Dimichele, R. [Milan Clinica Mangiagalli, Milan (Italy). Istituti clinici di perfezionamento; Goddi, A. [SME, Studio medico di diagnostica per immagini, Varese (Italy)

    1999-05-01

    The study reports the sonographic image texture of the neonatal heart in different stages of development by calculating numerical parameters extracted from the gray scale co-occurrence matrix. To show pixel values differences and enhance texture structure, images were equalized and then the gray level range was reduced to 16 to allow sufficiently high occupancy frequency of the co-occurrence matrix. Differences are so little significant that they may be due to different factors affecting image texture and the variability introduced by manual ROI positioning; therefore no definitive conclusions can be drawn as to considering this kind of analysis capable of discriminating different stages of myocardial development. [Italian] Scopo del lavoro e' la caratterizzazione della tessitura di immagini ecocardiografiche di neonati in diverse fasi dell'accrescimento mediante il valore di parametri ottenuti con il metodo della matrice delle co-occorrenze. Per evidenziare le differenze tra i pixel e quindi esaltare la tessitura, le immagini sono state elaborate mediante equalizzazione, successivamente sono state ridotte a 16 livelli di grigio al fine di avere alta frequenza di occupazione della matrice delle co-occorrenze. Nonostante alcuni confronti risultino significativi a livello del 95% dei casi, non si possono trarre conclusioni definitive circa la possibilita' di utilizzare questa metodica per disciminare fasi diverse della crescita miocardica, in quanto le differenze di tessitura sono cosi' lievi che possono essere ascrivibili alla normale variabilita' della tessitura introdotta dal metodo di acquisizione delle immagini e dal posizionamento delle regioni di interesse.

  14. 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

  15. Misurare la cosiddetta “pirateria”: una rassegna commentata delle principali ricerche empiriche

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    Simone Aliprandi

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available ItSono molte le ricerche empiriche che si occupano periodicamente di indagare i comportamenti degli utenti in materia di prodotti tutelati dal diritto d'autore (musica, film, software.... Ma molte di esse partono da un presupposto che non sempre si rivela veritiero: ovvero quello per cui gli utenti di questi prodotti siano sempre potenziali acquirenti di questi prodotti e non meri utenti di un servizio. Ciò comporta che tali ricerche assumano più che altro la veste di ricerche di mercato condotte non tanto per comprendere la vera essenza di comportamenti, opinioni e atteggiamenti, quanto per valutare nuove strategie di marketing che consentano ai produttori di assecondare le nuove istanze poste dalla società dell'informazione. In questo articolo si vuole passare in rassegna le ricerche più recenti e interessanti condotte in quest'ambito, riassumendone i risultati più utili ma anche mettendone in luce i limiti di metodo e soprattutto di approccio al fenomeno indagato. La panoramica che ne deriva non ha certo la pretesa di essere esaustiva (visto l'ingente quantità di ricerche di questo tipo ma si pone come traccia per una migliore comprensione delle problematiche in gioco dal punto di vista dell'indagine sociologica e statistica.EnThere are lots of empirical studies that regularly deal with investigating users' behavior about copyrighted products (music, movies, software .... However many of them start from an assumption that does not always come true: i.e. the assumption that users are always potential purchasers of a product and not mere users of a service. It implies that some surveys become something more similar to market research which are carried out not just to understand the true essence of behaviors, opinions and attitudes, rather than to evaluate new marketing strategies and enable producers to meet new marketing challenges for the information society. The idea of this article is to make a review of the latest and most

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  17. MESSENGER E/V/H MLA 3/4 CDR/RDR DATA V1.0

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Abstract ======== This data set consists of the MESSENGER Mercury Laser Altimeter (MLA) Calibrated Data Record (CDR) and Reduced Data Record (RDR) products. The MLA...

  18. Mobilities Design

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    Jensen, Ole B.; Lanng, Ditte Bendix

    Contemporary society is marked and defined by the ways in which mobile goods, bodies, vehicles, objects, and data are organized, moved and staged. On the background of the ‘mobilities turn’ (e.g. Cresswell 2006, Urry 2007) this book articulates a new and emerging research field, namely that of ‘m......Contemporary society is marked and defined by the ways in which mobile goods, bodies, vehicles, objects, and data are organized, moved and staged. On the background of the ‘mobilities turn’ (e.g. Cresswell 2006, Urry 2007) this book articulates a new and emerging research field, namely...... that of ‘mobilities design’. The book revolves around the following research question: How are design decisions and interventions staging mobilities? It builds upon the Staging Mobilities model (Jensen 2013) in an explorative inquiry into the problems and potentials of the design of mobilities. The exchange value...

  19. Mobile economy

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    Turowski, Klaus

    2004-01-01

    Mobile economy : Transaktionen, Prozesse, Anwendungen und Dienste ; 4. Workshop Mobile Commerce, 02.-03. Februar 2004, Univ. Augsburg / K. Turowski ... (Hrsg.). - Bonn : Ges. für Informatik, 2004. - 189 S. : Ill., graph. Darst. - (GI-Edition : Proceedings ; 42)

  20. Mobile marketing

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    Gause, Matěj

    2012-01-01

    The goal of bachelor's thesis on the theme "Mobile marketing" is to outline its development and why is this new phenomen so important for all modern companies around the world. The work is not about simple description of mobile marketing media but it vividly informs about the latest trends and news from the world of mobile apps and games. It presents the most successful mobile apps which registered more than billion downloads and from their unique characteristics it unveils great potential of...

  1. Mobile marketing

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    KLEČKOVÁ, Zuzana

    2013-01-01

    The main aim of this thesis was to provide a comprehensive overview of the mobile marketing and analyze selected campaigns of Czech mobile marketing in comparison to world successful campaigns. The research contained studying of available literature about the theme to gain general knowledge about the issue. The theoretical part of the thesis contains predominantly various definitions of mobile marketing and its tools, advantages of these tools and some information about Mobile Marketing Assoc...

  2. Pengaruh Social Media Marketing melalui Blackberry Messenger terhadap Minat Beli Konsumen di PT Agung Automall (Agung Toyota) Harapan Raya Pekanbaru

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    Lubis, Evawani Elysa; Pratama, Lian

    2016-01-01

    The rise of social media is the new media can be used as marketing at once to do consumer interaction, called social media marketing. One of the social media marketing which is now popular among business people, IE blackberry messenger. Through this application can send a message text, sound, and images for free about their business or place information and promotions offered from their products so that it formed an interest to buy from someone, with the blackberry messenger messages or infor...

  3. INSTANT MESSENGER (IM) APPLICATION USAGE AT WORKPLACE AND WORKING CULTURE OF A PUBLIC UNIVERSITY SUPPORTING STAFF IN KOTA KINABALU SABAH.

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    Nading, Dorina; Morshidi, Azizan

    2016-01-01

    Instant Messenger (IM) has becoming a new form of social relations tool in which people interact, dialogue, collaborate and exchange information. Many organizations and companies have adapted their management strategies with the utilization of IM applications, both internally or externally. The popularity of IM in local organizational management in such a way that government agencies, companies, universities, colleges and schools. The use of applications such as wechat, whatsApp messenger...

  4. Staging Mobilities

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    Jensen, Ole B.

    and lived as people are “staging themselves” (from below). Staging mobilities is a dynamic process between “being staged” (for example, being stopped at traffic lights) and the “mobile staging” of interacting individuals (negotiating a passage on the pavement). Staging Mobilities is about the fact...

  5. Subversive Mobilities

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    Thelle, Mikkel

    2013-01-01

    The article approaches mobility through a cultural history of urban conflict. Using a case of “The Copenhagen Trouble,“ a series of riots in the Danish capital around 1900, a space of subversive mobilities is delineated. These turn-of-the-century riots points to a new pattern of mobile gathering...

  6. Conservazione e problematiche sociali: l'esempio del progetto di reintroduzione dell'orso bruno

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    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available La biologia della conservazione è una disciplina di sintesi, che si è affermata negli ultimi 20 anni per fornire risposte concrete all'allarmante perdita di diversità biologica che si sta verificando in tutto il mondo. Tale disciplina è andata quindi nel tempo a completare le materie di carattere applicativo sviluppate nel passato, fornendo loro un quadro teorico generale, finalizzato allo studio e al mantenimento delle condizioni di stabilità delle popolazioni animali e vegetali. Tra le azioni di conservazione più efficaci, si sono andate affermando le reintroduzioni intese, oltre che come mezzo per la tutela diretta di una specie animale, anche come strumento per favorire la comunicazione in campo ambientale ed innalzare il livello di sensibilità della comunità. Entrambe questi obiettivi sono stati posti alla base del progetto di reintroduzione di orso bruno (Ursus arctos realizzato dal Parco Naturale Adamello Brenta (Life Ursus e che ha portato tra il 1999 e il 2002 alla liberazione di 10 individui provenienti dalla Repubblica Slovena. Il progetto, iniziato principalmente per tutelare la popolazione di orso presente sulle Dolomiti di Brenta, ormai considerata "biologicamente estinta", si è progressivamente arricchito di iniziative di comunicazione e divulgazione, rivolte a rivestire l'iniziativa di importanti significati culturali. Va peraltro considerato che, sebbene il contesto socio economico che ha favorito l'estinzione della specie nei secoli passati sia radicalmente cambiato, esistono ancora potenziali fattori di conflitto tra la presenza dell'orso e le popolazioni umane. In particolare l'esperienza del progetto Life Ursus ha evidenziato le difficoltà crescenti nella gestione delle informazioni a livello di mass media. A questo proposito basti pensare al notevole aumento del numero di articoli sui quotidiani locali, che sono passati dai 49 nel 1999 (anno di inizio del progetto, ai 250 del 2002, con

  7. Incontri di Fisica delle Alte Energie Italian Meeting on High Energy Physics Napoli

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    Carlino, Gianpaolo; Merola, Leonardo; Paolucci, Pierluigi; Ricciardi, Giulia; IFAE 2007

    2008-01-01

    This book collects the Proceedings of the Workshop "Incontri di Fisica delle Alte Energie (IFAE) 2007, Napoli, 11-13 April 2007". This is the sixth edition of a series of meetings on fundamental research in particle physics and was attended by about 160 researchers. Presentations, both theoretical and experimental, addressed the status of Physics of the Standard Model and beyond, Flavour phyisc, Neutrino and Astroparticle physics, new technology in high energy physics. Special emphasis was given to the expectations of the forthcoming Large Hadron Collider, due in operation at the end of 2007. The venue of plenary sessions interleaved with parallel ones allowed for a rich exchange of ideas, presented in these Proceedings, that form a coherent picture of the findings and of the open questions in this extremely challenging cultural field. The venue of plenary sessions interleaved with parallel ones allowed for a rich exchange of ideas, presented in these Proceedings, that form a coherent picture of the findings ...

  8. Cirus Rinaldi (a cura di, Alterazioni. Introduzione alle sociologie delle omosessualità, MIMESIS, pp. 423

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    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available The book review offers a reading of the work Alterazioni. Introduzione alle sociologie delle omosessualità (Alterations. Introduction to the sociologies of homosexuality, Cirus Rinaldi (ed., who highlights the basic idea: the need to "alter" the sociology and overcome completely the limitations of the traditional approach to the homosexuality issue, characterized indeed influenced by the research for regularity. The difficulty of differences recognition is the great theme that runs through the whole volume in the multidisciplinary joint of the eighteen essays that compose it and answer, according to the explicit criteria of the editor, the need to multiply the glances and solicit the broadest comparison between academic and non-academic knowledge. The asymmetric and hierarchizing request of the established social order is the key by which we analyze the various forms of anti-homosexual violence in the context of an in-depth discussion about homophobia.

  9. Le Associazioni delle donne e i diritti dell’infanzia in Italia (1861-1930

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    Gabriella Seveso

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Lo scopo di questo articolo è quello di presentare la diffusione delle istituzioni educative per i bambini piccoli italiani e il modo in cui è significativamente legato alle associazioni femministe e alle iniziative di pensatori e pensatori illuminati. L'articolo ricostruisce la storia del diritto all'educazione per la prima infanzia in Italia nel periodo tra l'Unità d'Italia (1861 e i primi decenni del XX secolo. Rivela come queste iniziative hanno sottolineato la necessità di fornire istituzioni educative per giovani ragazze e bambini, non solo a fini di cura o igiene; ma spesso con importanti principi educativi come l'attenzione agli spazi, i rapporti con le famiglie e altri. L'articolo sottolinea anche come l'associazione femminista abbia anche combattuto duramente per un'adeguata formazione professionale di insegnanti e insegnanti.

  10. La disciplina delle emozioni tra introspezione e performance: pratiche e discorsi del controllo a Toraja (Indonesia

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    Aurora Donzelli

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available La letteratura antropologica sulle emozioni relativa alle società dell’Indonesia e dell’area più vasta che comprende il Sudest asiatico e il Pacifico sembra convergere sull’enfasi attribuita alla questione del controllo emozionale3. Gli antropologi che hanno lavorato in quest’area sono stati inevitabilmente affascinati dalla compostezza e dall’assenza di espressione diretta dei sentimenti dimostrata nel comportamento quotidiano delle persone che cercavano di comprendere (Anderson 1966, p. 129; Belo 1935 [1970]; Bateson, Mead 1942; Bonokamsi 1972; Connors 1979; Errington 1984, 1983; Geertz 1958, 1960,1966, 1983; Geertz 1961, 1959; Just 1991; Hollan 1988; Hollan, Wellenkamp 1994, 1996; Keeler 1987; Wellenkamp 1984, 1988b; Wikan 1989.

  11. La prevenzione dell'influenza, della malattia da meningococco C e della diarrea da colera

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    2003-05-01

    Full Text Available Influenza, meningococco C e colera: tre differenti agenti infettivi che causano malattie molto diverse tra loro, tutte però con un denominatore comune: sono prevenibili con la vaccinazione. La vaccinazione influenzale nei bambini è un argomento di grande attualità e dibattito: i vari aspetti verranno messi a confronto sulla base delle esperienze internazionali e nazionali. La vaccinazione contro il meningococco C: saranno riportati i risultati di una esperienza di collaborazione tra Pediatria di Famiglia e Sanità Pubblica. La diarrea da colera e la sua prevenzione: molti Paesi considerati ad alto rischio per il colera stanno trasformandosi in destinazioni turistiche popolari e la possibilità di contrarne le forme più lievi è molto elevata; la vaccinazione consente efficacemente di eliminare questo rischio.

  12. Decontestualizzazione del sintomo e biografia: il malessere dell'Homo narrativus - Narrarsi nella precarietà

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    Gloria Bardi

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Partendo da alcune considerazioni antropologiche, che si riferiscono all'uomo come "narrativus" o "narrans" che dir si voglia, identificherei come condizione di benessere psicofisico il bisogno di vivere narrativamente, il bisogno cioè di biografia. Procederei poi a identificare come la medicina sia oggi spesso messa sotto accusa perché ha smarrito questa dimensione nell'eccesso di tecnologia e specializzazione. così si è creata un'estraneità tra medicina e salute in senso ampio. Procederei poi a rilevare come la posizione dell'uomo oggi venga resa frammentaria anche a livello lavorativo, impedendo il consolidarsi di biografie lineari- la precarietà sul lavoro costituirebbe come ulteriore attacco all'homo narrativus. In conclusione evidenzierei come recupero di salute "antropologica" implichi un modificarsi e della medicina e del lavoro.

  13. Le Comunità Tradizionali e la Politica Recente Dell'incentivo Allo Sviluppo

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    Anne Greice Soares Ribeiro Macedo

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available In questo studio si contestualizza la recente politica brasiliana di incentivo allo sviluppo, istituita con il PAC I e il sucessivo PAC II, per una miglior comprensione della questione ambientale e dellacutizzarsi dei conflitti determinati dalla configurazione del capitalismo globale, che, privo di regole, indebolisce i diritti naturali. In quanto nazione periferica, il Brasile, non senza difficoltà, si inserisce in questo nuovo momento del capitalismo, e proprio da questo suo inserimento emergono le contraddizioni tipiche di un progetto politico che, nel nome del progresso economico, di recente concretizzato in grandi imprese per il commercio di commodities, causa grandi conflitti tra interessi economici e il diritto originario dei popoli indigeni o delle popolazioni tradizionali.

  14. Documenti per una storia dell'ospedale di Santa Maria della Scala di Siena

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    Gabriella Piccinni

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available L’ospedale senese di Santa Maria della Scala si propone alla riflessione europea: per l’imponenza e la ricchezza artistica dell’edificio e per la fortissima identità civica di cui è portatore, dalla sua centralità materiale e simbolica nel tessuto urbano; per l’efficacia delle soluzioni e dell’impianto economico di supporto all’assistenza; per essere stato, dalla fine del Trecento, preso a modello in Italia e in Europa. E, infine, che è quello che più direttamente interessa qui, per la consistenza, varietà e potenzialità del suo patrimonio documentario. Dopo avere illustrato la struttura della documentazione, composta di 6.849 unità (dal 1240 al 1930 e da 5.566 pergamene del fondo diplomatico (dal 1194 al 1725 si richiama l’attenzione sulle potenzialità della documentazione ospedaliera di divenire fonte per la storia della società, dell’economia, delle istituzioni e della politica: tutto ciò attraverso esempi tratti dalla documentazione senese ma pensando che possano servire anche in una prospettiva comparativa più generale. Nel richiamare l’attenzione sul ruolo rivestito dagli ospedali all’interno del sistema sociale, economico e politico sul quale si reggevano le città italiane degli ultimi secoli del Medioevo, e nel dirigere lo sguardo verso l’economia dell’assistenza, Siena può, infatti, dire qualcosa di nuovo, proprio per la particolare ricchezza documentaria e per alcuni caratteri della sua storia e della sua economia.

  15. UNA LINGUA “SECONDA E ADOTTIVA”. L’ITALIANO DELLE SECONDE GENERAZIONI

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    Graziella Favaro

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Si assiste nella scuola italiana  ad un cambiamento  importante che riguarda i bambini e i ragazzi stranieri inseriti: aumentano di anno in anno  coloro che sono nati in Italia e che entrano nel sistema scolastico  nei tempi e modi comuni ai coetanei autoctoni  mentre  diminuisce il numero di  coloro che arrivano qui dal paese d’origine per ricongiungersi ai famigliari. Ma come parlano i bambini stranieri nati in Italia ? Quali caratteristiche interlinguistiche ha l’italiano dei “futuri cittadini”? Una ricerca osservativa  ha coinvolto alcuni  bambini stranieri di cinque anni inseriti nella scuola dell'infanzia  e ha  cercato di  descrivere l’italiano delle  seconde generazioni, tra esitazioni, silenzi, conquiste e  creatività linguistica.     A “second and adopted” language. Second generation Italian speakers.   In Italian schools there is an important change which regards foreign children enrolled: every year there are more and more of them who were born in Italy and they enter the school system following the same rhythms as their native classmates while fewer and fewer foreigners arrive from their home countries to reunite with their families.  How do foreign children, born in Italy, speak?  What interlinguistic characteristics does the Italian spoken by these “future citizens” have?  This observational study focused on some foreign 5-year-old children in Italian preschools and attempted to describe the language used by these second-generation speakers, between hesitations, silences, achievements and linguistic creativity.

  16. L’USO DELLE COLLOCAZIONI: DUE GRUPPI DI APPRENDENTI A CONFRONTO

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    Luca Scinetti

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Le collocazioni svolgono un ruolo importante nella comunicazione linguistica e diverse ricerche ne hanno sottolineato la rilevanza nell’ambito dell’apprendimento e della padronanza di una L2, in particolare per il fatto che le collocazioni non hanno equivalenti formali immediati nelle varie lingue. Allo scopo di studiare la differenza d’uso delle collocazioni tra parlanti una L1 e apprendenti una L2, nell’ambito di un corso di lingua italiana all’Università di Amsterdam si è svolta una ricerca su un gruppo di composto da 18 parlanti italiano come madrelingua (da qui in avanti identificati come PL1 e un gruppo di studenti formato da 39 parlanti nativi di lingua olandese apprendenti l’italiano come L2 (da qui in avanti identificati come AL2. Oggetto di questo contributo è l’analisi dell’uso delle collocazioni condotta su un corpus di dati formato di testi autentici prodotti dai due diversi gruppi di parlanti.  Use of collocations: comparing two groups of learners Collocations play an important role in linguistic communication and various studies have emphasized their importance in learning and mastering an L2, since collocations have no evident equivalents in other languages. In order to study the difference in using collocations between L1 speakers and L2 learners in an Italian language course at the University of Amsterdam, a study was carried focused on a group of 18 native Italian speakers (PL1 and a group of 39 native Dutch Italian L2 learners (AL2. This paper analyzes the use of collocations in a corpus of data based on authentic texts produced by the two different groups of speakers.

  17. Transit Oriented Development: una soluzione per il governo delle aree di stazione

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    Enrica Papa

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available I processi di diffusione e dispersione insediativa, la crescente crisi da congestione, la disponibilità di aree libere a seguito di dismissione di impianti industriali in aree strategiche della città, i consistenti investimenti in infrastrutture di trasporto su ferro in ambito urbano e regionale sono elementi chiave che hanno contribuito alla diffusione di teorie e pratiche per uno “sviluppo urbano orientato al sistema di trasporto pubblico su ferro”: il Transit Oriented Development- TOD. Questo termine, introdotto per la prima volta da Calthorpe nel 1993, sintetizza teorie e metodi volti a favorire uno sviluppo metropolitano policentrico i cui poli sono i Transit Villages ovvero comunità urbane ad alta densità e mixitè funzionale che si sviluppano intorno alle stazioni della rete su ferro. Nelle aree in espansione o in trasformazione il TOD propone la costruzione di nuovi centri urbani di elevata qualità urbana in aree della città consolidata il TOD prevede il riempimento dei vuoti esistenti ed interventi di riqualificazione urbana. Da molti anni si stanno mettendo in pratica questi principi prevalentemente negli Stati Uniti, dove la disponibilità di suoli e la necessità di limitare fenomeni di sprawl urbano hanno favorito la diffusione delle pratiche TOD in molte città. In Europa questo tipo di interventi non è ancora molto diffuso, a meno di alcuni casi specifici. L’articolo, partendo da queste premesse, vuole contribuire ad affrontare alcune questioni centrali: in quali modo è possibile “esportare” i metodi e le tecniche del TOD nelle città Europee e in particolare in Italia? Quali sono gli strumenti e le procedure per la definizione degli interventi? A partire da uno studio della letteratura scientifica e dall’analisi di casi di studio internazionali il paper propone alcune prime risposte attraverso una proposta di metodo per l’applicazione delle pratiche TOD nelle aree metropolitane italiane.

  18. Mobile Probes in Mobile Learning

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    Ørngreen, Rikke; Blomhøj, Ulla; Duvaa, Uffe

    In this paper experiences from using mobile probes in educational design of a mobile learning application is presented. The probing process stems from the cultural probe method, and was influenced by qualitative interview and inquiry approaches. In the project, the mobile phone was not only acting...... as an agent for acquiring empirical data (as the situation in hitherto mobile probe settings) but was also the technological medium for which data should say something about (mobile learning). Consequently, not only the content of the data but also the ways in which data was delivered and handled, provided...... a valuable dimension for investigating mobile use. The data was collected at the same time as design activities took place and the collective data was analysed based on user experience goals and cognitive processes from interaction design and mobile learning. The mobile probe increased the knowledge base...

  19. Mobile Semiotics

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    Jensen, Ole B.

    2013-01-01

    This chapter aims to understand the mobile condition of contemporary life with a particular view to the signifying dimension of the environment and its ‘readability’. The chapter explores the potentials of semiotics and its relationship to the new mobilities literature. What takes place...... is a ‘mobile sense making’ where signs and materially situated meanings connect to the moving human body and thus create particular challenges and complexities of making sense of the world. The chapter includes notions of mobility systems and socio-technical networks in order to show how a ‘semiotic layer’ may...... work to afford or restrict mobile practices....

  20. Mobile Lexicography

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    Køhler Simonsen, Henrik

    2014-01-01

    Users are already mobile, but the question is to which extent knowledge-based dictionary apps are designed for the mobile user situation. The objective of this article is to analyse the characteristics of the mobile user situation and to look further into the stationary user situation and the mob......Users are already mobile, but the question is to which extent knowledge-based dictionary apps are designed for the mobile user situation. The objective of this article is to analyse the characteristics of the mobile user situation and to look further into the stationary user situation...... and the mobile user situation. The analysis is based on an empirical survey involving ten medical doctors and a monolingual app designed to support cognitive lexicographic functions, cf. (Tarp 2006:61-64). In test A the doctors looked up five medical terms while sitting down at a desk and in test B the doctors...

  1. Mobility Divides

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    Jensen, Ole B.

    Contemporary mobilities are cultural and social manifestations, and the mobile practices in the everyday life of billions of humans are re-configuring senses of place, self, other and relationships to the built environment. The way ‘mobile situations’ are staged in designed and built environments......’ in the everyday life and cast light on how design and ‘materialities of mobilites’ are creating differential mobilities across societies, social networks, and communities of practices.......Contemporary mobilities are cultural and social manifestations, and the mobile practices in the everyday life of billions of humans are re-configuring senses of place, self, other and relationships to the built environment. The way ‘mobile situations’ are staged in designed and built environments...

  2. Mobile Semiotics - signs and mobilities

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    Jensen, Ole B.

    a potential for mobilities studies if the awareness of seeing the environment as a semiotic layer and system can be sensitized to the insights of the ‘mobilities turn’. Empirically the paper tentatively explores the usefulness of a mobile semiotics approach to cases such as street signage, airport design...

  3. Vivere la transizione. La fine del monopolio delle scienze ecclesiasticistiche e la difficoltà di gestire le nuove dimensioni del fenomeno religioso

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    Autori vari (Silvio Ferrari e altri

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Si pubblicano di seguito i testi degli interventi tenuti il 27 gennaio 2017 presso la sede bolognese de “il Mulino” in occasione dell’Incontro annuale degli “Amici dei Quaderni di diritto e politica ecclesiastica”. La peculiare rilevanza del tema del dibattito induce a estenderlo anche a quanti non hanno potuto prendervi parte di persona. Pertanto, s’invitano tutti i cultori delle materie del settore scientifico-disciplinare Ius 11 (professori ordinari, associati, ricercatori, assegnisti, dottori di ricerca, cultori a inviare liberamente un proprio contributo, contenuto in non più di cinque cartelle, per dare progressivamente corpo a un quadro articolato e plurale dello stato delle discipline e delle prospettive future. I contributi, conformi ai criteri redazionali, non saranno sottoposti a valutazione.

  4. Identificazione delle specie batteriche della placca subgengivale quale fattore di rischio per patologie parodontali in donne con variazioni ormonali fisiologiche e parafisiologiche

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    Privitera, Salvatore

    2014-01-01

    I principali obiettivi di questo studio sono stati quelli di valutare le implicazioni della menopausa sulla salute orale, nelle pazienti in trattamento con TOS (terapia ormonale sostitutiva) o meno, con particolare riferimento a modificazioni quali-quantitative dei principali batteri patogeni parodontali, che possono portare ad alterazioni dell equilibrio omeostatico del microbiota a favore di alcune specie più frequentemente coinvolte nell eziopatogenesi delle parodontopatie. A tal fine,...

  5. La presenza delle riviste italiane di area umanistica e sociale nel Journal Citation Reports (JCR e nello SCImago Journal Rank (SJR: dati e prime analisi

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    Andrea Capaccioni

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available L’articolo analizza la visibilità delle riviste umanistiche italiane nell'ambito dei principali strumenti bibliografici utilizzati per la valutazione della ricerca e, in particolare nelle banche dati bibliografiche Web of Science (Thomson Reuterse Scopus (Elsevier. All'esame critico degli elenchi delle riviste italiane inclusi nelle banche dati prescelte, presentati integralmente per agevolare l'identificazione dei titoli, segue l'esposizione e l'analisi dei dati.

  6. Musica (popular) e tecnologie di networking:pratiche e strategie degli artisti indipendenti Un case study:Il campo delle Posse degli anni '90

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    Di Florio, Grazia Rita

    2014-01-01

    Questa tesi di dottorato pone l'attenzione sulle trasformazioni indotte dalla tecnologia digitale e più di recente dalla diffusione delle tecnologie di rete nel settore della musica indipendente.Il lavoro si focalizza sul caso di studio delle Posse italiane, un movimento musicale esploso negli anni '90 nell'ambito del movimento studentesco della Pantera ad opera di gruppi reggae e hip hop fortemente influenzati dalle culture afro-americana e giamaicana. Attraverso i concetti di campo,habitus ...

  7. Pulmonary deposition of urban atmospheric aerosol. Assessments of the mass, number and surface of the deposited particles; Deposizione polmonare dell'aerosol atmosferico urbano in termini di massa, numero e superficie delle particelle

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    Luciani, A.; Berico, M.; Castellani, C.M. [ENEA, Centro Ricerche Ezio Clementel, Bologna (Italy). Dipt. Ambiente

    1998-07-01

    Pulmonary deposition of urban atmospheric aerosol has been calculated by means of the data derived from March 1995 measurement campaign of urban aerosol. The human respiratory tract model of the International Commission on Radiological Protection (n. 66) developed for radiation protection purposes has been used. The number and surface of the deposited particles, as well as the mass, have been also evaluated. [Italian] I dati relativi alla campagna di misure effettuata nel marzo 1995 sono stati rielaborati al fine di valutare la deposizione polmonare dell'aerosol atmosferico in area urbana. Le valutazioni di deposizione nel tratto respiratorio umano sono state condotte mediante l'utilizzo del modello del tratto respiratorio umano presentato per fini radioprotezionistici dalla International Commission on Radiological Protection (n. 66). Sono state effettuate valutazioni di deposizione in massa e in termini di numero e superficie delle particelle.

  8. The Impact of Mobile Learning on ESP Learners' Performance

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    Fahad Alkhezzi

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available This study explores the impact of using mobile phone applications, namely Telegram Messenger, on teaching and learning English in an ESP context. The main objective is to test whether using mobile phone applications have an impact on ESP learners’ performance by mainly investigating the influence such teaching technique can have on learning vocabulary, and how this can affect the learner's’ ability to use grammar correctly and whether their writing skill is improved. The results showed that using mobile phone applications to teach a foreign language skill or subskill is fruitful and does impact learners’ comprehension of vocabulary and grammatical rules. The results specifically indicate that mobile phones can be used in many different ways to teach and learn technical and semi-technical vocabulary easily outside the classroom, however, to teach grammatical rules and writing it is recommended that certain strategies be used due to certain limitations.

  9. GIS-based modeling of manure management and its effect in terms of water pollution; Modellazione GIS-based dello spandimento di reflui zootecnici e dell'incidenza dell'inquinamento conseguente

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    Pistocchi, A. [GECOsistema Srl, Cesena, Forli' (Italy)

    2001-03-01

    The paper describes a modeling approach to diffuse pollution patterns at the landscape scale. On purpose, the location of potential pollution sources is used together with a spatial representation of the two pollution vehicles here considered, namely sediment transport and water discharges both as run off and subsurface flows. A deterministic model such as CREAMS is turned to a pattern model describing the spatial distribution of relative intensity of the sites as sources of pollution, leading to a basis for the ranking of management priorities. Also, a criterion is introduced to evaluate the actual rate of exploitation of the available manure spreading fields as a function of distance from the feedlots to which they belong, so to account for the economic feasibility of spreading. Eventually, the model limits and fields of application are drawn by underlying its role at the level of planning but its inadequacy for detailed quantitative evaluations. [Italian] Il lavoro descrive una proposta di modellazione dei pattern di inquinamento diffuso che considerino, oltre alla distribuzione delle fonti (segnatamente, gli spandimenti di reflui zootecnici), le caratteristiche spaziali dei vettori di inquinamento diffuso, ovvero i deflussi superficiali e sotterranei e l'erosione di sedimento. Attraverso opportuni ragionamenti geografici, si riduce lo schema modellistico di un calcolo deterministico (quello del modello CREAMS) a un calcolo cartografico da cui emerge l'intensita' relativa del flusso di azoto sia in forma adesa al sedimento, sia in soluzione nei deflussi. Questo consente di classificare le aree-sorgente in relazione alla priorita' di intervento per i contenimenti dell'inquinamento. Nel lavoro vengono anche presentate alcune considerazioni sulla possibilita' di inglobare la valutazione del reale utilizzo dei terreni teoricamente disponibili allo spandimento, in funzione dell'economicita' dello spandimento stesso. Infine sono

  10. Verso un nuovo scenario per la valutazione della ricerca: l'Archivio Istituzionale della Ricerca (AIR dell'Università di Milano

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    Paola Galimberti

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Il presente lavoro esamina l'esperienza dell'utilizzo dell'archivio istituzionale dell'Università degli Studi di Milano come fonte di informazione per la valutazione interna dei prodotti della ricerca dei Dipartimenti della Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia.  Attraverso l'analisi dei risultati dell'esercizio pilota, l'archivio e il sistema di elaborazione di dati in esso contenuti si sono rivelati un ottimo strumento per l'aggregazione e l'analisi di grandi quantità di metadati bibliografici qualitativamente affidabili e utilizzabili per esercizi di valutazione all'interno dell'ateneo. La comparabilità con altri atenei si è invece rivelata difficile, poiché l'utilizzo degli archivi non è ancora generalizzato e non vi sono garanzie rispetto alla copertura e all'esaustività dei dati in essi contenuti. Ne deriva in primo luogo la necessità di estendere questa prassi con modalità concordate, come ad esempio attraverso le raccomandazioni prodotte in tal senso dalla CRUI. Inoltre, un tale approccio open access non limita le sue potenzialità a una facilitazione nell'accesso alle informazioni, ma ne modifica la stessa modalità di fruizione. Lo scenario valutativo dovrà quindi forzatamente adattarsi al nuovo quadro, esattamente come la circolazione delle informazioni via web ha modificato la misurabilità dei contributi forniti rispetto agli esiti registrati nelle stesse pubblicazioni.

  11. Pathophysiological implications of the chemical messengers; Implicaciones fisiopatologicas de los mensajeros quimicos

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    Blazquez Fernandez, E.

    2009-07-01

    To maintain a physical organization and a different composition of its surroundings environment, living beings use a great part of the energy that they produce. Vital processes require an elevated number of reactions which are regulated and integrated by chemical messengers. They use autocrine, paracrine, endocrine and synaptic signals through receptors of cell surface, nuclear or associated with ionic channels, enzymes, trim eric G proteins and to intracellular kinases. Through these mechanisms pheromones play an important role in the relationships between different individuals, and hormones are able to regulate the integrative functions of our organism. In the nervous system, neurotransmitters, neuromodulators, sensors and receptors between other messengers, play functions of great relevance, while growth factors stimulate cell proliferation and cytokines have many effects but the most important is the ones related with the control of the immflamatory process. Alterations of these messengers permit us a better understanding of the diseases and possibly of its treatments in a near future. Modifications of the expression of genes from the nuclear and mitochondrial genomes are responsible of monogenic, polygenic and mitochondrial diseases, while alterations in the activities of dopamine and serotonin neurotransmitters are related with schizophrenia, Parkinson disease and depression, respectively. Other example is the hyperthyroidism of the Graves-Bassedow disease due to the competitive interference of the LATS immunoglobulin with TSH at the level of the follicular cells producing thyroid hormones Twenty five years ago in the reviews on the mechanisms of insulin action, there was presentations in which the insulin receptor was located in the plasma membrane of the target cells while in the cytoplasm only a big interrogative was observed, that at present is replaced by chemical mediators cascades responsible of the multiple effects of insulin. This finding is similar

  12. MESSENGER Searches for Less Abundant or Weakly Emitting Species in Mercury's Exosphere

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    Vervack, Ronald J., Jr.; McClintock, William E.; Killen, Rosemary M.; Sprague, Ann L.; Burger, Matthew H.; Merkel, Aimee W.; Sarantos, Menelaos

    2011-01-01

    Mercury's exosphere is composed of material that originates at the planet's surface, whether that material is native or delivered by the solar wind and micrometeoroids. Many exospheric species have been detected by remote sensing, including H and He by Mariner 10, Na, K, and Ca by ground-based observations, and H, Na, Ca, Mg, and Ca+ by the MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft. Other exospheric species, including Fe, AI, Si, 0, S, Mn, CI, Ti, OH, and their ions, are expected to be present on the basis of MESSENGER surface measurements and models of Mercury's surface chemistry. Here we report on searches for these species made with the Ultraviolet and Visible Spectrometer (UVVS) channel of the Mercury Atmospheric and Surface Composition Spectrometer (MASCS). No obvious signatures of the listed species have yet been observed in Mercury's exosphere by the UVVS as of this writing. It is possible that detections are elusive because the optimum regions of the exosphere have not been sampled. The Sun-avoidance constraints on MESSENGER place tight limits on instrument boresight directions, and some regions are probed infrequently. If there are strong spatial gradients in the distribution of weakly emitting species, a high-resolution sampling of specific regions may be required to detect them. Summing spectra over time will also aid in the ability to detect weaker emission. Observations to date nonetheless permit strong upper limits to be placed on the abundances of many undetected species, in some cases as functions of time and space. As those limits are lowered with time, the absence of detections can provide insight into surface composition and the potential source mechanisms of exospheric material.

  13. Mobile Clouds

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    Fitzek, Frank; Katz, Marcos

    A mobile cloud is a cooperative arrangement of dynamically connected communication nodes sharing opportunistic resources. In this book, authors provide a comprehensive and motivating overview of this rapidly emerging technology. The book explores how distributed resources can be shared by mobile...... users in very different ways and for various purposes. The book provides many stimulating examples of resource-sharing applications. Enabling technologies for mobile clouds are also discussed, highlighting the key role of network coding. Mobile clouds have the potential to enhance communications...... performance, improve utilization of resources and create flexible platforms to share resources in very novel ways. Energy efficient aspects of mobile clouds are discussed in detail, showing how being cooperative can bring mobile users significant energy saving. The book presents and discusses multiple...

  14. Mobilities Design

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    Jensen, Ole B.; Lanng, Ditte Bendix; Wind, Simon

    2016-01-01

    In this paper, we identify the nexus between design (architecture, urban design, service design, etc.) and mobilities as a new and emerging research field. In this paper, we apply a “situational mobilities” perspective and take point of departure in the pragmatist question: “What design decisions...... and interventions affords this particular mobile situation?” The paper presents the contours of an emerging research agenda within mobilities research. The advent of “mobilities design” as an emerging research field points towards a critical interest in the material as well as practical consequences of contemporary......-making. The paper proposes that increased understanding of the material affordances facilitated through design provides important insight to planning and policymaking that at times might be in risk of becoming too detached from the everyday life of the mobile subject within contemporary mobilities landscapes....

  15. Mobiles Robotersystem

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    Schmierer, G.; Wolf, A.

    1999-01-01

    DE 19816893 A UPAB: 20000203 NOVELTY - An optical and or acoustic noticeable advertising and or information carrier (10) is fixed permitting detachment in such a manner at the mobile platform (8), that the advertising and or information carrier does not impair the movability of the mobile platform. The advertising is provided at an exposed place on the mobile platform. USE - Advertising or information communication. ADVANTAGE - Advertising or information is imparted in prominent positioning w...

  16. Vector-like fields, messenger mixing and the Higgs mass in gauge mediation

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    Fischler, Willy; Tangarife, Walter [Department of Physics and Texas Cosmology Center,The University of Texas at Austin,TX 78712 (United States)

    2014-05-30

    In order to generate, in the context of gauge mediation, a Higgs mass around 126 GeV that avoids the little hierarchy problem, we explore a set of models where the messengers are directly coupled to new vector-like fields at the TeV scale in addition to the usual low energy degrees of freedom. We find that in this context, stop masses lighter than 2 TeV and large A-terms are generated, thereby improving issues of fine tuning.

  17. Suppressing gravitino thermal production with a temperature-dependent messenger coupling

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    Badziak, Marcin; Dalianis, Ioannis; Lalak, Zygmunt

    2016-01-01

    We show that the constraints on GMSB theories from the gravitino cosmology can be significantly relaxed if the messenger-spurion coupling is temperature dependent. We demonstrate this novel mechanism in a scenario in which this coupling depends on the VEV of an extra singlet field S that interacts with the thermalized plasma which can result in a significantly suppressed gravitino production rate. In such a scenario the relic gravitino abundance is determined by the thermal dynamics of the S field and it is easy to fit the observed dark matter abundance evading the stringent constraints on the reheating temperature, thus making gravitino dark matter consistent with thermal leptogenesis.

  18. MESSENGER Observations of the Spatial Distribution of Planetary Ions Near Mercury

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    Zurbuchen, Thomas H.; Raines, Jim M.; Slavin, James A.; Gershman, Daniel J.; Gilbert, Jason A.; Gloeckler, George; Anderson, Brian J.; Baker, Daniel N.; Korth, Haje; Krimigis, Stamatios M.; hide

    2011-01-01

    Global measurements by MESSENGER of the fluxes of heavy ions at Mercury, particularly sodium (Na(+)) and oxygen (O(+)), exhibit distinct maxima in the northern magnetic-cusp region, indicating that polar regions are important sources of Mercury's ionized exosphere, presumably through solar-wind sputtering near the poles. The observed fluxes of helium (He(+)) are more evenly distributed, indicating a more uniform source such as that expected from evaporation from a helium-saturated surface. In some regions near Mercury, especially the nightside equatorial region, the Na(+) pressure can be a substantial fraction of the proton pressure.

  19. Bifurcations in the interplay of messenger RNA, protein and nonprotein coding RNA

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    Zhdanov, Vladimir P

    2008-01-01

    The interplay of messenger RNA (mRNA), protein, produced via translation of this RNA, and nonprotein coding RNA (ncRNA) may include regulation of the ncRNA production by protein and (i) ncRNA-protein association resulting in suppression of the protein regulatory activity or (ii) ncRNA-mRNA association resulting in degradation of the miRNA-mRNA complex. The kinetic models describing these two scenarios are found to predict bistability provided that protein suppresses the ncRNA formation

  20. Mercury's Hollows: New Information on Distribution and Morphology from MESSENGER Observations at Low Altitude

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    Blewett, D. T.; Stadermann, A. C.; Chabot, N. L.; Denevi, B. W.; Ernst, C. M.; Peplowski, P. N.

    2014-12-01

    MESSENGER's orbital mission at Mercury led to the discovery of an unusual landform not known from other airless rocky bodies of the Solar System. Hollows are irregularly shaped, shallow, rimless depressions, often occurring in clusters and with high-reflectance interiors and halos. The fresh appearance of hollows suggests that they are relatively young features. For example, hollows are uncratered, and talus aprons downslope of hollows in certain cases appear to be covering small impact craters (100-200 in diameter). Hence, some hollows may be actively forming at present. The characteristics of hollows are suggestive of formation via destruction of a volatile-bearing phase (possibly one or more sulfides) through solar heating, micrometeoroid bombardment, and/or ion impact. Previous analysis showed that hollows are associated with low-reflectance material (LRM), a color unit identified from global color images. The material hosting hollows has often been excavated from depth by basin or crater impacts. Hollows are small features (tens of meters to several kilometers), so their detection and characterization with MESSENGER's global maps have been limited. MESSENGER's low-altitude orbits provide opportunities for collection of images at high spatial resolutions, which reveal new occurrences of hollows and offer views of hollows with unprecedented detail. As of this writing, we have examined more than 21,000 images with pixel sizes Shadow-length measurements were made on 280 images, yielding the depths of 1343 individual hollows. The mean depth is 30 m, with a standard deviation of 17 m. We also explored correlations between the geographic locations of hollows and maps provided by the MESSENGER geochemical sensors (X-Ray, Gamma-Ray, and Neutron Spectrometers), including the abundances of Al/Si, Ca/Si, Fe/Si, K, Mg/Si, and S/Si, as well as total neutron cross-section. No clear compositional trends emerged; it is likely that any true compositional preference for terrain

  1. Mobil marketing

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    Engelová, Kateřina

    2006-01-01

    Mobil marketing - reklama a podpora prodeje prostřednictvím mobilních telefonů. Technologické a kulturní předpoklady vzniku tohoto odvětví. Mobil marketing a marketingový mix, možnosti synergie. Nástroje mobil marketingu - reklamní SMS a MMS, lokační služby, soutěže, ankety a hlasování, věrnostní systémy, mobilní obsah. Subjekty mobil marketingu. M-komerce. Využití pro podnikové aplikace.

  2. DISEGUAGLIANZE DEI REDDITI E POVERTA' DELLE FAMIGLIE ATTRAV ERSO DATI AMMINISTRATIVI. UN'INDAGINE LONGITIDINALE NEL COMUNE DI BRESCIA

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    COMUNE, MARIA ELENA

    2012-01-01

    In questo studio, attraverso la realizzazione di un’indagine longitudinale basata su dati amministrativi, sono stati ricostruiti i redditi delle famiglie residenti nel comune di Brescia per gli anni 2005-2008, in una prospettiva trasversale e longitudinale, individuando situazioni di disuguaglianza, di disagio e povertà economica di alcune fasce della popolazione. L’indagine longitudinale è stata realizzata mediante il record-linkage tra i dati amministrativi provenienti dall’Anagrafe comunal...

  3. T. A. Sebeok e i congegni di modellazione del mondo: strumenti teorici al servizio delle pratiche professionali

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    Giorgio Maggi

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available L'elaborato si compone di una parte che comprende l'illustrazione delle linee generali del pensiero teorico di T. A. Sebeok e nello specif ico della sua teoria dei "sistemi di modellazione", e l'altra che include le riflessioni circa la possibilità di adoperare l'approccio biosemiotico alla realtà sociale e costruire, in tale direzione, un professionalismo ideal-tipico che sia capace di rispondere alle esigenze pratiche della vita quotidiana.

  4. Indagini su conoscenze e comportamenti dei medici in tema di prevenzione delle neoplasie del cavo orale: primi risultati

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    G. Nicotera; A. Di Stasio; F. Angelillo

    2003-01-01

    Obiettivi: l’indagine si propone di valutare il livello di conoscenze ed i comportamenti dei medici italiani in merito alla prevenzione delle neoplasie del cavo orale.

    Metodi: lo studio è stato effettuato mediante l’invio postale ad un campione casuale di 500 di medici di medicina generale della regione Calabria di un questionario con 38 domande strutturate in 3 sezioni: caratteristiche anagrafiche e lavorati...

  5. Antonio Costa, La mela di Cézanne e l’accendino di Hitchcock. Il senso delle cose nei film

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    Beatrice Seligardi

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available «Sono diecimila persone, forse, che non hanno dimenticato la mela di Cézanne ma sono un miliardo gli spettatori che si ricorderanno dell’accendino di Delitto per delitto» (5. Così Godard recitava all’interno delle Histoire(s du cinéma, e così si apre il saggio di Antonio Costa, prendendone spunto anche per il titolo.

  6. Il Basic Agreement tra la Santa Sede e la Bosnia- Erzegovina nel quadro delle dinamiche concordatarie ‘post-comuniste’

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    Germana Carobene

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Contributo destinato alla pubblicazione negli Studi in onore del Professore Piero Pellegrino. SOMMARIO: 1. Considerazioni introduttive. Configurazione giuridica delle attuali dinamiche concordatarie nei Paesi di recente strutturazione politico-giuridica - 2. L’Accordo del 2006 ed il suo contenuto normativo - 3. Evoluzione storica della Bosnia- Erzgovina fino all’attuale strutturazione politica - 4. Confronto con le regolamentazioni concordatarie degli altri Paesi dell’area balcanica e socialista. Conclusioni.

  7. Alimentazione di Marmota marmota in praterie altimontane delle dolomiti bellunesi

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    Alessandro Rudatis

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract The diet of Marmota marmota in the mountain prairie of south-eastern Italian Alps. Diet composition of two family groups of alpine marmots was investigated in two areas of the Agordino’s Dolomites (Italian Alps in June-September 2001, by means of microscopic analysis of faeces and of direct observation of feeding activity. During the whole period of activity, a high consume of Angiosperms was confirmed, especially plants in flower; among them the “graminoids” seemed to play an important role only during the initial part of the active period. Generally vegetative parts predominated over flowers. The ingestion of animal preys was not confirmed by the analysis of droppings. Comparing diet composition of the two groups, Graminaceae (Poa, Phleum, Compositae (Achillea, Cyperaceae/Juncaceae, Leguminosae (Anthyllis, Rosaceae, and Labiatae (Prunella, Stachys formed the bulk of marmot diet in the study areas. Diet showed low diversity considering the abundance of plant species in the surrounding environment. Food resources were probably used in relation to their easy digestibility, with a high content in proteins, sugar and water. The knowledge of vegetation features in relation to marmot trophic habits can represent a useful tool for the management of this species. Riassunto Il regime alimentare di due gruppi di Marmotta alpina è stato studiato in giugno-settembre 2001 in due aree delle Dolomiti agordine (SE Italia, attraverso l’analisi microscopica delle feci e l’osservazione diretta dell’attività alimentare. Durante tutto il periodo di attività si è notato un forte consumo di Angiosperme, specialmente piante a fiore, mentre le ”graminoidi” sembra giochino un ruolo importante all’inizio della stagione. In generale le parti vegetali predominano sui fiori. L’ingestione di prede animali non è stata

  8. Distorsioni strutturali della regolamentazione prudenziale delle banche (Structural distortions in prudential regulation of banks

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    Mario Tonveronachi

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available A livello nazionale, la regolamentazione finanziaria basata su divieti, cioè la cosiddetta regolamentazione strutturale, veniva accusata di produrre rilevanti distorsioni. Il grado di concorrenza ne risultava limitato, favorendo inefficienze di tutti i tipi; la cultura del rischio ne risultava indebolita; ampi poteri discrezionali erano usati dalle autorità nazionali per distorcere i meccanismi di mercato e la proprietà pubblica distorceva la concorrenza e favoriva pratiche clientelari.Una nuova comune cultura regolamentativa è quindi emersa, basata sulla libera concorrenza interna al settore bancario e per il sistema finanziario nel suo complesso. Essa richiede l’eliminazione di stretti limiti all’operatività bancaria, l’abbandono del principio di specializzazione tra attività di banca commerciale e attività finanziaria non bancaria, l’affermazione della proprietà privata, l’assoggettamento delle banche a una più forte disciplina di mercato, anche con riguardo alla loro corporate governance. Le regole di Basilea producono distorsioni non meno serie di quelle attribuite alla precedente regolamentazione strutturale. La concorrenza eccessiva non è meno dannosa di un basso grado di concorrenza, l’impostazione del level playing field aiuta la grande dimensione e pratiche di too big to fail, i capital crunches producono seri effetti sull’economia, mentre i costi di regolamentazione assorbono importanti quote delle risorse delle banche minori. È materia di ulteriore ricerca verificare se la nuova impostazione di regolamentazione abbia anche favorito un aumento nella quota del reddito nazionale assorbito dal sistema finanziario senza aver prodotto una migliore distribuzione dei rischi e un proporzionale aumento in quella che James Tobin (1984 ha definito efficienza di piena assicurazione.   At the national level, financial regulation based on prohibitions, the so-called structural rules, was accused of producing significant

  9. Distorsioni strutturali della regolamentazione prudenziale delle banche (Structural distortions in prudential regulation of banks

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    Mario Tonveronachi

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available A livello nazionale, la regolamentazione finanziaria basata su divieti, cioè la cosiddetta regolamentazione strutturale, veniva accusata di produrre rilevanti distorsioni. Il grado di concorrenza ne risultava limitato, favorendo inefficienze di tutti i tipi; la cultura del rischio ne risultava indebolita; ampi poteri discrezionali erano usati dalle autorità nazionali per distorcere i meccanismi di mercato e la proprietà pubblica distorceva la concorrenza e favoriva pratiche clientelari.Una nuova comune cultura regolamentativa è quindi emersa, basata sulla libera concorrenza interna al settore bancario e per il sistema finanziario nel suo complesso. Essa richiede l’eliminazione di stretti limiti all’operatività bancaria, l’abbandono del principio di specializzazione tra attività di banca commerciale e attività finanziaria non bancaria, l’affermazione della proprietà privata, l’assoggettamento delle banche a una più forte disciplina di mercato, anche con riguardo alla loro corporate governance.Le regole di Basilea producono distorsioni non meno serie di quelle attribuite alla precedente regolamentazione strutturale. La concorrenza eccessiva non è meno dannosa di un basso grado di concorrenza, l’impostazione del level playing field aiuta la grande dimensione e pratiche di too big to fail, i capital crunches producono seri effetti sull’economia, mentre i costi di regolamentazione assorbono importanti quote delle risorse delle banche minori. È materia di ulteriore ricerca verificare se la nuova impostazione di regolamentazione abbia anche favorito un aumento nella quota del reddito nazionale assorbito dal sistema finanziario senza aver prodotto una migliore distribuzione dei rischi e un proporzionale aumento in quella che James Tobin (1984 ha definito efficienza di piena assicurazione. At the national level, financial regulation based on prohibitions, the so-called structural rules, was accused of producing significant

  10. Contributo allo studio della composizione delle parole : Raffronto contrastivo italiano-croato, croato-italiano. Primi risultati

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    Zorica Vučetić

    1999-12-01

    Full Text Available Nel presente lavoro si considerano le parole composte italiane e croate, e più pre­ cisamente nella fase moderna dell'italiano e del croato. L'approccio allo studio della composizione delle parole nelle due lingue è sincronico. Si prendono in considerazione solo parole motivate nella coscienza linguistica dei parlanti di oggi. La composizione delle parole, che unisce due o più elementi costitutivi, creando in tal modo nuove unità lessicali, è molto importante nella lingua italiana. Si distinguono due casi: in un gran numero di composti ii parlante continua ad identificare i due ele­ menti costitutivi dopo che la fusione è avvenuta (A+B=AB: in questo caso ii signifi­ cato del composto è la somma dei significati dei membri costitutivi e il composto è motivato nella consapevolezza linguistica dei parlanti di oggi; mentre in altri composti la fusione dei due elementi costitutivi dà origine a un nuovo significato (A+B=C, per cui i composti non sono motivati nella consapevolezza linguistica dei parlanti di oggi, quindi non sono trasparenti e dal punto di vista sincronico non sono parole composte, ma vanno studiati dal punto di vista diacronico.

  11. Le politiche ICT e il know-how delle Regioni per lo sviluppo del Sistema federato di IDT regionali

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    Sergio Farruggia

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Nell’ambito delle azioni promosse dal CISIS-CPSG riguardanti lo sviluppo delle Infrastrutture di Dati Territoriali (IDT, è stato svolto uno studio per comporre un quadro di riferimento conoscitivo, propedeutico alla definizione delle linee guida e dei contenuti tecnici “minimi comuni” per la formazione di IDT regionali di tipo federato su base interregionale, in un’ottica d’interoperabilità e di riuso dei dati.The standing Committee on GIS (CPSG of the InterregionalCentre for ICT, Geographic and Statistical Systems (CISIS has carried out a knowledge framework useful to define the guidelines for the creation of regional federated SDI on an interregional basis. The study has taken into consideration European and National initiatives concerning ICT and GI policies, the SDI concept shift in respect of the geospatial data use changing and the expertise of the Regions on this matter, already acquired within inter-institutional National and European projects.The article shows the main findings of the study and provides a synthetic description of the methodological approach in order to organize and plan the next actions.

  12. Nuovi aspetti dello sviluppo ciclico dell'economia. (New aspects of the cyclical development of the economy

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    P. SYLOS LABINI

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Il lavoro individua alcuni insegnamenti che si possono trarre da analisi di Schumpeter dello sviluppo ciclico dell'economia e che possono aiutare a capire gli aspetti innovativi attualmente visualizzati da questo processo fondamentale In particolare , l'autore indica gli elementi che possono essere derivati dal analisi microeconomica di Schumpeter e da quella macroeconomica di Keynes ' di costruire un modello integrato di sviluppo ciclico dell'economia in condizioni attuali. Egli conclude che ci sia molto da guadagnare , combinando elementi di analisi keynesiana della domanda e parte dell'analisi Schumpeter del progresso tecnico e della crescita efficace .The work identifies certain lessons which can be learned from Schumpeter’s analysis of the cyclical development of the economy and which may help in understanding the novel aspects presently displayed by this fundamental process. In particular, the author indicates which elements can be derived form Schumpeter’s microeconomic analysis and from Keynes’ macroeconomic one to construct an integrated model of the cyclical development of the economy in present-day conditions. He concludes that there is much to be gained by combining elements of Keynesian analysis of effective demand and parts of the Schumpeter analysis of technical progress and growth.JEL: E32, F44, B22

  13. Mobile phones and mobile communication

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    Ling, Richard; Donner, Jonathan

    With staggering swiftness, the mobile phone has become a fixture of daily life in almost every society on earth. In 2007, the world had over 3 billion mobile subscriptions. Prosperous nations boast of having more subscriptions than people. In the developing world, hundreds of millions of people who...... could never afford a landline telephone now have a mobile number of their own. With a mobile in our hand many of us feel safer, more productive, and more connected to loved ones, but perhaps also more distracted and less involved with things happening immediately around us. Written by two leading...... researchers in the field, this volume presents an overview of the mobile telephone as a social and cultural phenomenon. Research is summarized and made accessible though detailed descriptions of ten mobile users from around the world. These illustrate popular debates, as well as deeper social forces at work...

  14. Organic and inorganic micropollutants in Adriatic seafood: contamination levels and evaluation of human potential intake; Microinquinanti organici ed inorganici in specie marine eduli del mare Adriatico: livelli di presenza e stima dell`assunzione potenziale da parte dell`uomo

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    Cubadda, F; Stacchini, P; Baldini, M [Istituto Superiore di Sanita` , Rome (Italy). Lab. Alimenti

    1998-06-01

    Review the state of the art on the chemical contamination of seafood and on the human intake of contaminants through these commodities in the Adriatic area. Scientific literature on the levels of inorganic (i.e. cadmium, chromium, mercury, lead) and organic (i.e. pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls, dioxins, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) contaminants as well as studies on potential health hazard related to Adriatic seafood consumption were examined. Where sufficient data were available, an evaluation of the average potential intake was carried out through the correlation between contamination levels in marine organisms and seafood consumption. The results of this study did not show any risk for the average consumer related to the consumption of Adriatic seafood. Nevertheless it is essential to carefully evaluate the potential risk to which some population groups, especially high consumers of local seafood, are exposed. For this purpose, it is necessary to obtain additional data on the content of contaminants in the main seafood products and on the levels of consumption by the Adriatic coastal populations. [Italiano] Si propone di fare il punto sullo stato dell`arte in materia di contaminazione chimica delle specie marine eduli e di assunzione di contaminanti da parte dell`uomo mediante tali alimenti nell`are adriatica. A tal fine e` stata presa in esame la letteratura scientifica concernente i livelli di presenza di contaminanti inorganici (cadmio, cromo, mercurio, piombo) e organici (pesticidi, policlorobifenili, diossine, idrocarburi policiclici aromatici), nonche` gli studi relativi al problema del rischio sanitario associato al consumo di prodotti della pesca nel Mare Adriatico. Nel caso dei contaminanti per i quali esiste una sufficiente base di dati si e` proceduto ad una stima dell`assunzione media potenziale calcolata mediante la correlazione dei livelli di presenza negli organismi marini con dati di consumo alimentare. In base ai risultati ottenuti

  15. Phenotypic characterization of neurotensin messenger RNA-expressing cells in the neuroleptic-treated rat striatum: a detailed cellular co-expression study

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    Emson, P.C.; Westmore, K.; Augood, S.J.

    1996-01-01

    The chemical phenotype of proneurotensin messenger RNA-expressing cells was determined in the acute haloperidol-treated rat striatum using a combination of [ 35 S]-labelled and alkaline phosphatase-labelled oligonucleotides. Cellular sites of proneurotensin messenger RNA expression were visualized simultaneously on tissue sections processed to reveal cellular sites of preproenkephalin A messenger RNA or the dopamine and adenylate cyclase phosphoprotein-32, messenger RNA. The cellular co-expression of preproenkepahlin A and preprotachykinin messenger RNA was also examined within forebrain structures. Cellular sites of preproenkephalin A and dopamine and adenylate cyclase phosphoprotein-32 messenger RNAs were visualized using alkaline phosphatase-labelled oligonucleotides whilst sites of preprotachykinin and proneurotensin messenger RNA expression were detected using [ 35 S]-labelled oligos. Cellular sites of enkephalin and dopamine and adenylate cyclase phosphoprotein-32 gene expression were identified microscopically by the concentration of purple alkaline phosphatase reaction product within the cell cytoplasm, whereas sites of substance P and proneurotensin gene expression were identified by the dense clustering of silver grains overlying cells.An intense hybridization signal was detected for all three neuropeptide messenger RNAs in the striatum, the nucleus accumbens and septum. Dopamine and adenylate cyclase phosphoprotein-32 messenger RNA was detected within the neostriatum but not within the septum. In all forebrain regions examined, with the exception of the islands of Cajella, the cellular expression of enkephalin messenger RNA and substance P messenger RNA was discordant; the two neuropeptide messenger RNAs were detected essentially in different cells, although in the striatum and nucleus accumbens occasional isolated cells were detected which contained both hybridization signals; dense clusters of silver grains overlay alkaline phosphatase-positive cells

  16. Phenotypic characterization of neurotensin messenger RNA-expressing cells in the neuroleptic-treated rat striatum: a detailed cellular co-expression study

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    Emson, P C; Westmore, K; Augood, S J [MRC Molecular Neuroscience Group, The Department of Neurobiology, The Babraham Institute, Babraham, Cambridge (United Kingdom)

    1996-12-11

    The chemical phenotype of proneurotensin messenger RNA-expressing cells was determined in the acute haloperidol-treated rat striatum using a combination of [{sup 35}S]-labelled and alkaline phosphatase-labelled oligonucleotides. Cellular sites of proneurotensin messenger RNA expression were visualized simultaneously on tissue sections processed to reveal cellular sites of preproenkephalin A messenger RNA or the dopamine and adenylate cyclase phosphoprotein-32, messenger RNA. The cellular co-expression of preproenkepahlin A and preprotachykinin messenger RNA was also examined within forebrain structures. Cellular sites of preproenkephalin A and dopamine and adenylate cyclase phosphoprotein-32 messenger RNAs were visualized using alkaline phosphatase-labelled oligonucleotides whilst sites of preprotachykinin and proneurotensin messenger RNA expression were detected using [{sup 35}S]-labelled oligos. Cellular sites of enkephalin and dopamine and adenylate cyclase phosphoprotein-32 gene expression were identified microscopically by the concentration of purple alkaline phosphatase reaction product within the cell cytoplasm, whereas sites of substance P and proneurotensin gene expression were identified by the dense clustering of silver grains overlying cells.An intense hybridization signal was detected for all three neuropeptide messenger RNAs in the striatum, the nucleus accumbens and septum. Dopamine and adenylate cyclase phosphoprotein-32 messenger RNA was detected within the neostriatum but not within the septum. In all forebrain regions examined, with the exception of the islands of Cajella, the cellular expression of enkephalin messenger RNA and substance P messenger RNA was discordant; the two neuropeptide messenger RNAs were detected essentially in different cells, although in the striatum and nucleus accumbens occasional isolated cells were detected which contained both hybridization signals; dense clusters of silver grains overlay alkaline phosphatase

  17. Razionalizzazione dell'utilizzo degli antibiotici nell'Azienda Ospedaliera Policlinico di Bari

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    D. De Vito

    2003-05-01

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    Obiettivi: scopo del nostro lavoro è stato valutare la frequenza dei microrganismi patogeni nelle Unità Operative più rappresentative dell’A.O. Policlinico di Bari e valutare l’appropriatezza delle prescrizioni antibiotiche in relazione agli esami microbiologici effettuati dal luglio 1999 al giugno 2000.

    Metodi: nel periodo considerato sono stati esaminati gli isolamenti microbici, con i relativi antibiogrammi, effettuati presso l’Istituto di Igiene, Cattedra II, della Facoltà di Medicina, Università di Bari, provenienti dalle Unità Operative di Rianimazione, Malattie Infettive, Nefrologia e Urologia, Cliniche Mediche e Cliniche Chirurgiche dell’Azienda Ospedaliera. È stato effettuato un successivo confronto con i dati ricavati dall’analisi delle richieste di prescrizione antibiotica effettuate dalle cliniche considerate e pervenute presso il Servizio di Farmacia nello stesso periodo. I dati sono stati archiviati ed analizzati con Excel X per Macintosh.

    Risultati: sono stati isolati in totale 2.126 microrganismi patogeni, 1.491 (70% gram negativi e 635
    (30% gram positivi. Il 34,0% degli isolamenti proveniva
    dalla Rianimazione, il 23,0% dalle Cliniche Chirurgiche, il 12,6% dalle Cliniche Mediche, il 10,2% dall’Urologia e Nefrologia, il 10,0% dalle Malattie Infettive ed il 9,7% dalla Medicina Generale. Per ogni Clinica sono stati valutati i principali ceppi circolanti con le relative sensibilità antibiotiche. I dati raccolti sono stati confrontati con quelli relativi alle richieste di fornitura di antibiotici pervenute dalle cliniche indagate al Servizio di Farmacia, dell’Azienda
    Ospedaliera, nello stesso periodo.

    Conclusioni: dall’analisi dei dati si evidenzia una notevole discrepanza tra le sensibilità agli antibiotiotici saggiati in laboratorio ed i farmaci utilizzati nelle cliniche coinvolte nello studio. Tale

  18. Analysis of the innovation needs of SME; Analisi della domanda di innovazione delle PMI

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    Sabattinin, A; Finelli, A; Rappini, R; Zacchiroli, R. [ENEA, Centro Richerche `E. Clementel`, Bologna (Italy)

    1998-12-31

    Within an EU financial support (Innovation Relay-Centre IRENE), was set up and tested a method to identify the innovation needs of SMEs. This method, based on firm visits and audits, has proved successful as it is possible to contact firms which find it difficult to approach research centres. These firms are left on their own towards innovation and they cannot evaluate the energetic and environmental implications of introducing a new process or carrying out a new product. The results obtained have highlighted that it is possible to realise a very interesting action of technological transfer starting from the requests for innovation and by means of direct contacts and relationships between firms and research centres. When the SMEs are directly involved they become aware of energetic and environmental problems and, in general, of the engagement that Italy undertook during the conference held in Kyoto. This method is particularly useful to the research centres to which firms can point out and transfer their needs. [Italiano] Nell`ambito di un finanziamento comunitario (Innovation Relay-Centre IRENE), e` stato messo a punto e testato un metodo per l`individuazione della domanda di innovzione delle PMI. Il metodo, basato su visite aziendali e audit, si e` dimostrato particolarmente efficace perche` permette di approcciare anche aziende che hanno grandi difficolta` ad avvicinarsi al mondo della ricerca. Queste imprese sono sole nei confronti dell`innovazione e non sono in grado di valutare quali possano essere le implicazioni, anche energetiche o ambientali, consguenti all`introduzzione di un nuovo processo o alla realizzazione di un nuovo prodotto. I risultati ottenuti hanno evidenziato che, partendo dalla domanda e attraverso il contatto diretto e il dialogo con le strutture di ricerca, e`possibile realizzare interventi di trasferimento tecnologico di grande interesse. Il coinvolgimento diretto permette altresi` di sensibilizzare le PMI sulle problematiche energetiche

  19. Urban Mobility

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    This anthology is the proceedings publication from the 2015 NAF Symposium in Malmö, Sweden. The aim of the 2015 NAF Symposium “Urban Mobility – Architectures, Geographies and Social Space” was to facilitate a cross-disciplinary discussion on urban mobility in which the juxtaposition of different...

  20. Urban Mobility

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    This anthology is the proceedings publication from the 2015 NAF Symposium in Malmö, Sweden. The aim of the 2015 NAF Symposium “Urban Mobility – Architectures, Geographies and Social Space” was to facilitate a cross-disciplinary discussion on urban mobility in which the juxtaposition of different ...

  1. Mobile phone

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    2009-01-01

    Almost the entire Norwegian population has cell phone. The usefulness of the cell phone is great, but can use a mobile phone to health or discomfort? How can exposure be reduced? NRPA follows research and provides advice on mobile phone use. (AG)

  2. Public information in radiation emergencies - the messenger, the public and the message

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    Lackey, J.

    1999-01-01

    This paper is based on experience as a lecturer on emergency planning courses in east and west Europe, in the USA and in Hong Kong. The complex language of radiation protection confuses the public and so the messenger must avoid unnecessary jargon. In some cases the messenger may have little experience of speaking in public but this can be remedied in exercise and the fear of speaking in public may be reduced. Communication would be more efficient and possibly cause less anxiety if the public was better educated about ionizing radiation. A European initiative is described and the author' s revision of the CEC teacher's manual is reported. The debate over the linear-no-threshold model seems to undermine the credibility of the radiological protection message. The author proposes that a dose threshold should be set, preferably internationally, so those individual doses below threshold could be excluded from records and research effort redirected to more hazardous factors. Copyright (1999) Australasian Radiation Protection Society Inc

  3. Online De-Radicalization? Countering Violent Extremist Narratives: Message, Messenger and Media Strategy

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    Omar Ashour

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Is “online de-radicalization” possible? Given the two growing phenomena of “online radicalization” and “behavioral/ideological/organizational de-radicalization,” this article outlines a broad strategy for countering the narratives of violent extremists. It argues that an effective counter-narrative should be built on three pillars. The first is an effective comprehensive message that dismantles and counter-argues against every dimension of the extremist narrative, namely the theological, political, historical, instrumental and socio-psychological dimensions. The second pillar is the messengers. The article argues that for the first time in the history of Jihadism a “critical mass” of former militants, who rebelled not only against the current behaviour of their former colleagues but also against the ideology supporting it, has come into existence. This “critical mass” can constitute the core of credible messengers, especially the few de-radicalized individuals and groups that still maintain influence and respect among vulnerable communities. The third pillar is the dissemination and attraction strategy of the counter-narratives(s which focuses on the role of the media. The author of the article outlines a broad framework, which is a part of a UN-sponsored, comprehensive research project on countering the extremists narrative.

  4. Time Domain Astronomy with Fermi GBM in the Multi-messenger Era

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    Wilson-Hodge, Colleen A.; Fermi GBM team, GBM-LIGO team

    2018-01-01

    As the Multi-Messenger era begins with detections of gravitational waves with LIGO/Virgo and neutrinos with IceCube, the Fermi Gamma-ray Burst Monitor (GBM) provides context observations of gamma-ray transients between 8 keV and 40 MeV. Fermi GBM has a wide field of view, high uptime, and both in-orbit triggering and high time resolution continuous data enabling offline searches for weaker transients. GBM detects numerous gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), soft gamma-ray repeaters, X-ray bursters, solar flares and terrestrial gamma-ray flashes. Longer timescale transients, predominantly in our galaxy so far, are detected using the Earth occultation technique and epoch-folding for periodic sources. The GBM team has developed two ground-based searches to enhance detections of faint transients, especially short GRBs. The targeted search uses the time and location of an event detected with another instrument to coherently search the GBM data, increasing the sensitivity to a transient. The untargeted search agnostically searches the GBM data for all directions and times to find weaker transients. This search finds about 80 short GRBs per year, adding to the 40 per year triggered on-orbit. With its large field of view, high duty cycle and increasingly sophisticated detection methods, Fermi GBM is expected to have a major role in the Multi-Messenger era.

  5. MESSENGER Orbital Observations of Large-Amplitude Kelvin-Helmholtz Waves at Mercury's Magnetopause

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    Sundberg, Torbjorn; Boardsen, Scott A.; Slavin, James A.; Anderson, Brian J.; Korth, Haje; Zurbuchen, Thomas H.; Raines, Jim M.; Solomon, Sean C.

    2012-01-01

    We present a survey of Kelvi\\ n-Helmholtz (KH) waves at Mercury's magnetopause during MESSENGER's first Mercury year in orb it. The waves were identified on the basis of the well-established sawtooth wave signatures that are associated with non-linear KH vortices at the magnetopause. MESSENGER frequently observed such KH waves in the dayside region of the magnetosphere where the magnetosheath flow velocity is still sub -sonic, which implies that instability growth rates at Mercury's magnetopau are much larger than at Earth. We attribute these greater rates to the limited wave energy dissipation in Mercury's highly resistive regolith. The wave amplitude was often on the order of ' 00 nT or more, and the wave periods were - 10- 20 s. A clear dawn-dusk asymmetry is present in the data, in that all of the observed wave events occurred in the post-noon and dusk-side sectors of the magnetopause. This asymmetry is like ly related to finite Larmor-radius effects and is in agreement with results from particle-in-cell simulations of the instability. The waves were observed almost exclusively during periods when the north-south component of the magnetosheath magnetic field was northward, a pattern similar to that for most terrestrial KH wave events. Accompanying plasma measurements show that the waves were associated with the transport of magnetosheath plasma into the magnetosphere.

  6. Exosomes as divine messengers: are they the Hermes of modern molecular oncology?

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    Braicu, C; Tomuleasa, C; Monroig, P; Cucuianu, A; Berindan-Neagoe, I; Calin, G A

    2015-01-01

    Exosomes are cell-derived vesicles that convey key elements with the potential to modulate intercellular communication. They are known to be secreted from all types of cells, and are crucial messengers that can regulate cellular processes by ‘trafficking' molecules from cells of one tissue to another. The exosomal content has been shown to be broad, composed of different types of cytokines, growth factors, proteins, or nucleic acids. Besides messenger RNA (mRNA) they can also contain noncoding transcripts such as microRNAs (miRNAs), which are small endogenous cellular regulators of protein expression. In diseases such as cancer, exosomes can facilitate tumor progression by altering their vesicular content and supplying the tumor niche with molecules that favor the progression of oncogenic processes such as proliferation, invasion and metastasis, or even drug resistance. The packaging of their molecular content is known to be tissue specific, a fact that makes them interesting tools in clinical diagnostics and ideal candidates for biomarkers. In the current report, we describe the main properties of exosomes and explain their involvement in processes such as cell differentiation and cell death. Furthermore, we emphasize the need of developing patient-targeted treatments by applying the conceptualization of exosomal-derived miRNA-based therapeutics. PMID:25236394

  7. Interplanetary Magnetic Field Power Spectrum Variations in the Inner Heliosphere: A Wind and MESSENGER Study

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    Szabo, Adam; Koval, A.

    2011-01-01

    The newly reprocessed high time resolution (11/22 vectors/sec) Wind mission interplanetary magnetic field data and the similar observations made by the MESSENGER spacecraft in the inner heliosphere affords an opportunity to compare magnetic field power spectral density variations as a function of radial distance from the Sun under different solar wind conditions. In the reprocessed Wind Magnetic Field Investigation (MFI) data, the spin tone and its harmonics are greatly reduced that allows the meaningful fitting of power spectra to the approx.2 Hz limit above which digitization noise becomes apparent. The powe'r spectral density is computed and the spectral index is fitted for the MHD and ion inertial regime separately along with the break point between the two for various solar wind conditions. Wind and MESSENGER magnetic fluctuations are compared for times when the two spacecraft are close to radial and Parker field alignment. The functional dependence of the ion inertial spectral index and break point on solar wind plasma and magnetic field conditions will be discussed.

  8. A new methodology of second messenger imaging for higher cortical functions by positron emission tomography

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    Imahori, Yoshio; Ueda, Satoshi

    1992-01-01

    Neuronal manifestations are driven by second messenger systems in central nervous system through the neuronal transmission process. Receptor-mediated phosphatidylinositol (PI) response images may reflect neuronal activation in higher cortical function with a high sensitivity based on the common amplifying mechanism of the second messenger. Many bioactive compounds related to PI turnover have simple carbohydrate structures without amines and [ 11 C]ethylketene acylation has been found as the most effective labeling method of these compounds for positron emission tomography. [ 11 C]ethylketene was produced by the pyrolytic decomposition of [1- 11 C]butyric acid. This new method was made possible by the reaction under the no-carrier-added condition. To visualize the response in vivo, we synthesized sn-1,2-[ 11 C]diacylglycerols (DAGs) as a specific tracer for the PI response and [ 11 C]phorbol esters as a ligand for protein kinase C. In autoradiographic studies it was demonstrated that sn-1,2-[ 11 C]DAGs incorporation sites were discretely localized especially in the neocortex, which were concomitant with columnar structures. These results suggested that sn-1,2-[ 11 C]DAG can serve as an extrinsic substrate for the PI turnover by the phosphorylation mechanism and intensive neuronal processing, as a higher cortical function, occurs in these areas on the basis of receptor-mediated PI response. (author)

  9. Plasma Distribution in Mercury's Magnetosphere Derived from MESSENGER Magnetometer and Fast Imaging Plasma Spectrometer Observations

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    Korth, Haje; Anderson, Brian J.; Gershman, Daniel J.; Raines, Jim M.; Slavin, James A.; Zurbuchen, Thomas H.; Solomon, Sean C.; McNutt, Ralph L.

    2014-01-01

    We assess the statistical spatial distribution of plasma in Mercury's magnetosphere from observations of magnetic pressure deficits and plasma characteristics by the MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft. The statistical distributions of proton flux and pressure were derived from 10months of Fast Imaging Plasma Spectrometer (FIPS) observations obtained during the orbital phase of the MESSENGER mission. The Magnetometer-derived pressure distributions compare favorably with those deduced from the FIPS observations at locations where depressions in the magnetic field associated with the presence of enhanced plasma pressures are discernible in the Magnetometer data. The magnitudes of the magnetic pressure deficit and the plasma pressure agree on average, although the two measures of plasma pressure may deviate for individual events by as much as a factor of approximately 3. The FIPS distributions provide better statistics in regions where the plasma is more tenuous and reveal an enhanced plasma population near the magnetopause flanks resulting from direct entry of magnetosheath plasma into the low-latitude boundary layer of the magnetosphere. The plasma observations also exhibit a pronounced north-south asymmetry on the nightside, with markedly lower fluxes at low altitudes in the northern hemisphere than at higher altitudes in the south on the same field line. This asymmetry is consistent with particle loss to the southern hemisphere surface during bounce motion in Mercury's offset dipole magnetic field.

  10. Modeling of the Magnetosphere of Mercury at the Time of the First MESSENGER Flyby

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    Benna, Mehdi; Anderson, Brian J.; Baker, Daniel N.; Boardsen, Scott A.; Gloeckler, George; Gold, Robert E.; Ho, George C.; Killen, Rosemary M.; Korth, Haje; Krimigis, Stamatios M.; hide

    2010-01-01

    The MESSENGER spacecraft flyby of Mercury on 14 January 2008 provided a new opportunity to study the intrinsic magnetic field of the innermost planet and its interaction with the solar wind, The model presented in this paper is based on the solution of the three-dimensional, bi-f1uid equations for solar wind protons and electrons in the absence of mass loading, In this study we provide new estimates of Mercury's intrinsic magnetic field and the solar wind conditions that prevailed at the time of the flyby. We show that the location of the boundary layers and the strength of the magnetic field along the spacecraft trajectory can be reproduced with a solar wind ram pressure P(sub sw) = 6.8 nPa and a planetary magnetic dipole having a magnitude of 210 R(sub M)(exp 3)- nT and an offset of 0.18 R(sub M) to the north of the equator, where R(sub M) is Mercury's radius. Analysis of the plasma flow reveals the existence of a stable drift belt around the planet; such a belt can account for the locations of diamagnetic decreases observed by the MESSENGER Magnetometer. Moreover, we determine that the ion impact rate at the n011hern cusp was four times higher than at the southern cusp, a result that provides a possible explanation for the observed north-south asymmetry in exospheric sodium in the neutral tail.

  11. Intensive mobilities

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    Vannini, Phillip; Bissell, David; Jensen, Ole B.

    with fieldwork conducted in Canada, Denmark and Australia to develop our understanding of the experiential politics of long distance workers. Rather than focusing on the extensive dimensions of mobilities that are implicated in patterns and trends, our paper turns to the intensive dimensions of this experience......This paper explores the intensities of long distance commuting journeys as a way of exploring how bodily sensibilities are being changed by the mobilities that they undertake. The context of this paper is that many people are travelling further to work than ever before owing to a variety of factors...... which relate to transport, housing and employment. Yet we argue that the experiential dimensions of long distance mobilities have not received the attention that they deserve within geographical research on mobilities. This paper combines ideas from mobilities research and contemporary social theory...

  12. Designing Mobilities

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    Jensen, Ole B.

    are often still not engaged with in a sufficiently manner. Often social sciences keep distance to the physical and material as if the social was still to be understood as a realm separate of technology, architecture, and design (for a critique of this see; Latour 2005 and Urry 2000). This paper takes point......Within the so-called ‘mobilities turn’ (Adey 2010; Cresswell 2006; Urry 2007) much research has taken place during the last decade bringing mobilities into the centre of sociological analysis. However, the materiality and spatiality of artefacts, infrastructures, and sites hosting mobilities...... of departure in the sociological perspective termed ‘Staging Mobilities’ (Jensen 2013a) and utilizes this as an analytical frame for exploring cases of mobility design. The paper put focus on how the material shape, design and architectures of technologies, spaces and sites influence mobilities practices...

  13. Mobile probes

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    Ørngreen, Rikke; Jørgensen, Anna Neustrup; Noesgaard, Signe Schack

    2016-01-01

    A project investigating the effectiveness of a collection of online resources for teachers' professional development used mobile probes as a data collection method. Teachers received questions and tasks on their mobile in a dialogic manner while in their everyday context as opposed...... to in an interview. This method provided valuable insight into the contextual use, i.e. how did the online resource transfer to the work practice. However, the research team also found that mobile probes may provide the scaffolding necessary for individual and peer learning at a very local (intra-school) community...... level. This paper is an initial investigation of how the mobile probes process proved to engage teachers in their efforts to improve teaching. It also highlights some of the barriers emerging when applying mobile probes as a scaffold for learning....

  14. Mobilities Design

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    Jensen, Ole B.; Lanng, Ditte Bendix

    2016-01-01

    of life’ for billions of people in the everyday life. This paper is structured in three parts. After the general introduction we present the mobilities theory perspective of ‘staging mobilities’ and connects this to the empirical phenomenon of parking lots and their design. The paper ends in section three......Contemporary society is marked and defined by the ways in which mobile goods, bodies, vehicles, objects, and data are organized, moved and staged. On the backgound of the ‘mobilities turn’ (for short review paper on this see; Sheller 2011, Vannini 2010) this paper proposes a further development...... of the perspective in the direction of a material and design oriented turn. In order to fulfill this purpose we articulate a new and emerging research field, namely that of ‘mobilities design’. In our understanding time has come to articulate ‘Mobilities Design’ as a dedicated research field in and of its own...

  15. Mobile Lexicography

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    Køhler Simonsen, Henrik

    2015-01-01

    are already mobile – but lexicography is not yet fully ready for the mobile challenge, mobile users and mobile user situations. The article is based on empirical data from two surveys comprising 10 medical doctors, who were asked to look up five medical substances with the medical dictionary app Medicin.......dk and five students, who were asked to look up five terms with the dictionary app Gyldendal Engelsk-Dansk. The empirical data comprise approximately 15 hours of recordings of user behavior, think-aloud data and interview data. The data indicate that there is still much to be done in this area...... and that lexicographic innovation is needed. A new type of users, new user situations and new access methods call for new lexicographic solutions, and this article proposes a six-pointed hexagram model, which can be used during dictionary app design to lexicographically calibrate the six dimensions in mobile...

  16. Restricted Mobilities

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    Nielsen, Mette; Lassen, Claus

    2012-01-01

    communities and shopping centres through mobility lenses. The article shows how different mobility systems enable and restrict the public access to private-public spaces, and it points out that proprietary communities create an unequal potential for human movement and access in the city. The main argument......Privatisation of public spaces in the contemporary city has increased during the last decades but only few studies have approached this field from a mobility perspective. Therefore the article seeks to rectify this by exploring two Australian examples of private spaces in the city; gated...... and stratification mechanisms. In conclusion the article therefore suggests that future urban research and planning also needs a mobile understanding of spaces in the cities and how different mobility systems play an important role to sustain the exclusiveness that often characterises the private/public spaces...

  17. Mobility Work

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    Bardram, Jakob Eyvind; Bossen, Claus

    2005-01-01

    We posit the concept of Mobility Work to describe efforts of moving about people and things as part of accomplishing tasks. Mobility work can be seen as a spatial parallel to the concept of articulation work proposed by the sociologist Anselm Strauss. Articulation work describes efforts of coordi....../or resources. To accomplish their work, actors have to make the right configuration of these four aspects emerge.......We posit the concept of Mobility Work to describe efforts of moving about people and things as part of accomplishing tasks. Mobility work can be seen as a spatial parallel to the concept of articulation work proposed by the sociologist Anselm Strauss. Articulation work describes efforts...... of coordination necessary in cooperative work, but focuses, we argue, mainly on the temporal aspects of cooperative work. As a supplement, the concept of mobility work focuses on the spatial aspects of cooperative work. Whereas actors seek to diminish the amount of articulation work needed in collaboration...

  18. Mobility Challenges

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    Jensen, Ole B.; Lassen, Claus

    2011-01-01

    This article takes point of departure in the challenges to understand the importance of contemporary mobility. The approach advocated is a cross-disciplinary one drawing on sociology, geography, urban planning and design, and cultural studies. As such the perspective is to be seen as a part...... of the so-called ‘mobility turn’ within social science. The perspective is illustrative for the research efforts at the Centre for Mobility and Urban Studies (C-MUS), Aalborg University. The article presents the contours of a theoretical perspective meeting the challenges to research into contemporary urban...... mobilities. In particular the article discusses 1) the physical city, its infrastructures and technological hardware/software, 2) policies and planning strategies for urban mobility and 3) the lived everyday life in the city and the region....

  19. Effects of the foliar-applied protein "Harpin(Ea)" (messenger) on tomatoes infected with Phytophthora infestans.

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    Fontanilla, M; Montes, M; De Prado, R

    2005-01-01

    The active ingredient in Messenger, is Harpin(Ea), a naturally occurring protein derived from Erwinia amylovora, a causal agent of fire blight. When Messenger is applied to a plant, the protein Harpin(Ea) binds foliar receptors to it. The receptors recognize the presence of Harpin(Ea), sending a signal that a pathogen is present, actually "tricking" the plant into thinking that it is under attack. This binding process triggers a cascade of responses affecting a global change of gene expressions, stimulating several distinct biochemical pathways within the plant responsible for growth and disease and insect resistance. The objective of this work is to characterize the development of an induced resistance against Phytophthora infestans. No effective treatment is currently available against this pathogenic agent, which causes the loss of complete harvests of different crops. Tomato plants with and without Messenger applications were inoculated with Phytophthora infestans in the same way. In addition, some plants with and without Messenger applications were not inoculated. Inoculated plants were symptomatologically checked for local and systemic symptoms. Evaluations of the number of tomatoes produced, with or without damage, and their growth, were also carried out. Based on the data obtained from the assays, significant changes were observed in the parameters measured due to Messenger treatment. The severe damage of this disease was reduced in the plants which received Messenger applications. These results open up new pathways in the control of diseases like Phytophthora infestans, in which effective means to combat them still do not exist, or these means are harmful to the environment.

  20. L’ineffabile terza mediana dell'Anvur per l’area 12

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    Alessandro Bellavista

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available L'articolo affronta lo spinoso problema del ranking del­le riviste giuridiche nell'ambito della procedura di abilitazione scien­tifica nazionale per professori associati e ordinari. In particolare si sofferma sui problemi di legittimità che derivano della sopravvenuta pubblicazione delle riviste di classe A e dalla eventuale introduzione della terza mediana a cui la detta pubblicazione prelude, nel quadro della critica della classificazione Anvur in disaccordo con i pareri espressi dalla comunità accademica. The article discusses the thorny problem of legal journals ranking, focusing it in relation to national scientific qualification pro­cedure. In particular, it stays on problems of low-fullness coming from both sudden publication of the first class journals and possible introduction of the third median as such this publication prelude. In this context the a. addresses his critical view of ANVUR classification it makes disagreeing with the views expressed by the academic com­munity.

  1. Nuove prospettive di ricerca: il 'dentro' e il 'fuori' delle narrazioni

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    Maria Ermelinda De Carlo

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available Tra le righe di uno scritto, attraverso le rappresentazioni e le interpretazioni, è possibile ritrovare schegge di un originale smarrito, ma non si può ricostruire oggettivamente e interamente la vita veramente vissuta. La scelta sintagmatica e paradigmatica, consapevole e/o inconsapevole, nasce infatti da un’impalcatura, da schemi mentali con cui l’uomo convive da sempre. Una storia e una frase dicono molto di più di quel che dicono. La densità di significazione e tutti i mondi che ci sono dietro ad alcuni sostantivi, verbi, avverbi, aggettivi restano il più delle volte un segreto. Il punto di vista narrativo si pone, dunque, come potenziale chiave euristica ed ermeneutica in grado di esplorare e recuperare patrimoni di esperienze di vita dei soggetti. La scrittura consente al soggetto di raccontarsi e di raccontare un io nascosto e rappresenta un tentativo di strapparsi quella ‘maschera di ferro’ che nasconde le emozioni, di andare ‘oltre la soglia’, di dare sfogo ad un’identità più o meno autentica, di comprendere orientamenti e percorsi di senso. Essa è l’esito di chi narra che, uscito dalla polarità dello schema lineare della vita, affianca se stesso in modo tale da avere uno sguardo sul sistema di insieme di cui è parte.

  2. La cura dell'incurabilità: l’esperienza dell’hospice

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    Maria Elena Bellini

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Tra i diversi lemmi che il termine “malattia” porta con sé, quello di malattia incurabile è forse tra quelli che suscita più emozioni e più significati di rabbia, dolore, paura. Parlare di incurabilità, significa infatti parlare di quella difficile fase della storia del paziente in cui la medicina “dichiara la sua sconfitta” e si arrende di fronte all’avanzare della malattia stessa. Quella fase in cui nulla sembra più possibile fare. In hospice, massima espressione della moderna medicina delle cure palliative, viene riscoperto il significato originario del termine Cura, quello della sollecitudine, rendendo possibile “curare” ciò che è stato dichiarato non più tale. La logica e la neutralità affettiva del curare (nel senso di to cure, cedono il posto all’empatia e alla com-passione del prendersi cura (to care. La malattia che nella storia del paziente è stata fino a quel momento l’hostes, il nemico da sconfiggere, diviene così l’hospis, l’ospite da accogliere nel difficile percorso incontro alla morte.

  3. La fisica dell'immortalità Dio, la cosmologia e la resurrezione dei morti

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    Tipler, Frank J

    1995-01-01

    “Questo libro descrive la teoria del Punto Omega: la teoria fisica e sperimentale di un Dio onnipresente onniscente e onnipotente, che in un giorno del futuro remoto farà risorgere ciascuno di noi alla vita eterna in una dimora che per ogni aspetto fondamentale è il paradiso della tradizione ebraico-cristiana. I singoli termini delle teoria – per esempio i concetti di onnipresenza, onniscienza, onnipotenza, corpo (spirituale) risuscitato, paradiso – saranno presentati come principi della fisica pura. In questo libro non farò mai appello alla rivelazione; mi appellerò, invece, ai risultati concreti della scienza moderna e alla ragione del lettore. Descriverò il meccanismo fisico della risurrezione universale. Mostrerò con estrema precisione come la fisica consenta la risurrezione alla vita eterna di tutti coloro che sono vissuti, che vivano o che vivranno. E mostrerò anche perché, nel futuro remoto, tale facoltà di risuscitare esisterà davvero e perché sarà effettivamente usata. A chi ha perd...

  4. Fisica e filosofia come la scienza contemporanea ha modificato il pensiero dell'uomo

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    Heisenberg, Werner

    2003-01-01

    Nel corso del Novecento le scoperte della fisica – dalla meccanica quantistica alla teoria della relatività, dalle ricerche sul cosmo all’energia nucleare – hanno travolto le precedenti nozioni di spazio e tempo e rivoluzionato la percezione che l’uomo aveva di sé, investendolo inoltre della responsabilità di una possibile autodistruzione. Figura geniale e controversa, Werner Heisenberg è stato un protagonista assoluto dell’epopea scientifica del secolo scorso, insieme a Bohr e Fermi, Einstein e Planck. Fisica e filosofia esplora la complessità di quello snodo offrendo risposte chiare a domande che non hanno mai perso la loro centralità. Cosa affermano le teorie della fisica contemporanea? In che modo investono la concezione che l’uomo ha di sé? Quali sono i limiti etici delle loro applicazioni tecnologiche? E quale sarà l’influenza politica della scienza su scala planetaria? Affrontando quesiti di portata universale, Heisenberg si dimostra consapevole della necessità di ristabilire la ...

  5. Ancora sulla coordinazione di indicative e congiuntivo nelle “Satire” dell'ariosto

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    Mario Medici

    1984-12-01

    Full Text Available In"Lingua nostra" (XLII, 1981, pp. 43-44 mi sono occupato degli aspetti linguistici ed espressivi dei casi di coordinazio­ ne   di indicativa e congiuntivo in proposizioni dipendenti, ri­ scontrati nelle satire di Ludovico Ariosto: essi, tutti, trova­ no conferma testuale nella recente edizione critica, a cura di Cesare Segre, pubblicata nella collana mondadoriana di tutte le opere ariostesche (vol. III, Hilano 1984. Qualcosa tuttavia si può ora aggiungere e osservare più largamente, tenendo canto dell' apparato posto a piè di pagina, che viene a dimostrare ancora una volta la possibilita (che qui si presenta anche come "variantistica" di usi alternativi di indicativa e congiun­tivo in determinati sintagmi, tendendosi nel nostro caso speci­ fico in genere, con la diversa o mutata lezione, a un pareggia­ mento modale con conseguente livellamento a scapito di funzioni o valori espressivi. Alla compresenza articolat.i dei modi diver­si, alla più generale tendenza al congiuntivo, ben è  affidata la "sottigliezza" formale, stilistica ed espressiva della poesia ariostesca.

  6. Politica e poetica nella non-scuola del Teatro delle Albe

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    ARESTA, Vito Antonio

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available The theatrical experience of ‘non-school’ began in the early ‘90’s, in Ravenna, as part of Teatro delle Albe’s work, a company created in 1983 by Marco Martinelli, Ermanna Montanari, Luigi Dadina and Marcella Nonni. From the early years of the new millennium ‘non-school’ started up in various cities, both in Italy and abroad, and took the name of ‘Arrevuoto’ (Revolt in Naples, ‘Capusutta’ (Upside down in Lamezia Terme and ‘Eresia della Felicità a Venezia’ (The Heresy of Happiness in Venice in the city of that name. The ‘bringing to life of the classics’, the work in chorus and the constant attention to otherness and differences contribute to non-school’s style, but form only a part of the complexity of this theatrical work which changes according to which location a performance will take place in and which texts are chosen. The present article looks into some artistic and political aspects of ‘non-school’ and follows its work which connected four Italian cities over the years 2005-2012: Ravenna, Naples, Lamezia Terme and Venice.

  7. Endovascular treatment of splenic artery aneurysms; Trattamento endovascolare degli aneurismi dell'arteria splenica

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    Lagana, Domenico; Carrafiello, Gianpaolo; Mangini, Monica; Fontana, Federico; Dizonno, Massimiliano; Fugazzola, Carlo [Insubria Univ., Varese (Italy). Cattedra di radiologia; Castelli, Patrizio [Insubria Univ., Varese (Italy). Chirurgia vascolare

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    techniques, endovascular treatment is feasible in nearly all SAAs. It ensures good immediate and long term results, and no doubt presents some advantages in comparison to surgical treatment, as it less invasive and allows the preservation of splenic function. [Italian] Scopo. Verificare l'efficacia del trattamento endovascolare degli aneurismi dell'arteria splenica (AAS). Materiale e metodi. Nel periodo compreso tra maggio 2000 e giugno 2003 sono stati trattati 11 AAS veri in 9 pazienti (7 femmine e 2 maschi; eta media 58 anni), 8 sacciformi e 3 fusiformi, 4 localizzati al tratto medio, 5 al tratto distale e 2 intrasplenici. La diagnosi e stata effettuata con eco color Doppler e/o angio-TC ed e risultata occasionate in 7 pazienti e conseguente a dolore in ipocondrio sinistro in 1 caso; un AAS e stato riscontrato in fase di fissurazione. Quattro AAS sono stati esclusi mediante embolizzazione della sacca con microspirali, con preservazione della continuita dell'asse vascolare; in 2 casi e stata associata l'iniezione transcatetere di cianoacrilato. In 4 casi e stata effettuata una legatura endovascolare, con ischemia settoriaie della milza. Un AAS fisstirato e stato trattato in urgenza con embolizzazione massiva mediante cianoacrilato dell'arteria splenica. I 2 aneurismi intrasplenici sono stati esclusi, l'uno mediante embolizzazione dell'arteria afferente con cianoacrilato e l'altro con iniezione transcatetere di trombina nella sacca aneurismatica. Risultati. E stata ottenuta la devascolarizzazione completa di tutti gli AAS (in 10/11 al termine della procedura; in 1/11 al controllo TC, effettuato dopo 3 giorni). Il follow-up (durata media 18 mesi; range 6-36 mesi) e stato espletato con eco color Doppler e/o angio-TC a 3, 6, 12 mesi e successivamente una volta all'anno; la completa esclusione degli aneurismi e stata confermata in 11/11 casi. Le complicanze riscontrate sono state: 4 casi di pleurite sinistra di modesta entita; febbre

  8. ArcGIS Server per la distribuzione delle informazioni del Trasporto Pubblico

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    Flaminia Leggeri

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Uno degli obiettivi di ATAC, gestore del trasporto pubblico del Comune di Roma, è quello di fornire informazioni sul trasporto pubblico ad un bacino di utenza sempre più vasto. In quest’ottica, negli ultimi anni, si è cercato di migliorare sia la quantità che la qualità delle informazioni cercando di  migliorare l’integrazione grafica dei servizi aumentando anche la dimensione della mappa e  fornendo all’utente finale una user experience più moderna e conforme ai sistemi di web mapping disponibili su Internet.ArcGIS Server for public transportation info service in Rome One goal of ATAC, the public transport operator of the Municipality of Rome, is to provide information the the daily users of the transportation network. In recent years the efforts to improve both the quantity and quality of information have reached a high level of integration in order to provide the end user with good web mapping systems available on the Internet.

  9. Disturbi dello spettro autistico tra filosofia della medicina e delle neuroscienze

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    Carlo Maria Cirino

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available L’autismo è un disturbo pervasivo dello sviluppo neuropsicologico che interessa all’incirca un bambino su mille. Purtroppo, si tratta di un dato destinato ad aumentare, anche per via dell’interesse mediatico e scientifico che questa patologia è stata capace di richiamare intorno a sé. Da un lato, infatti, sono aumentate le richieste di screening presso i numerosi centri che monitorano questa complessa patologia neurologica e dall’altro sono migliorate le tecniche di diagnosi che sempre più spesso si avvalgono di esami genetici all’avanguardia in aggiunta alle ormai classiche interviste psicologiche. L’autismo pone, dunque, serie questioni all’attenzione della ricerca scientifica sia nel vasto campo delle neuroscienze che in quello della neuropsichiatria e della psicologia clinica. Ebbene: quel settore della filosofia che guarda alla scienza con interesse particolare, non può che seguire con partecipazione i progressi nella spiegazione di questa misteriosa patologia che, attualmente, resta un vero e proprio rompicapo per tutti coloro che hanno a che fare con la complessità dell’organizzazione cerebrale dell’essere umano.

  10. Coronal mass ejection hits mercury: A.I.K.E.F. hybrid-code results compared to MESSENGER data

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    Exner, W.; Heyner, D.; Liuzzo, L.; Motschmann, U.; Shiota, D.; Kusano, K.; Shibayama, T.

    2018-04-01

    Mercury is the closest orbiting planet around the sun and is therefore embedded in an intensive and highly varying solar wind. In-situ data from the MESSENGER spacecraft of the plasma environment near Mercury indicates that a coronal mass ejection (CME) passed the planet on 23 November 2011 over the span of the 12 h MESSENGER orbit. Slavin et al. (2014) derived the upstream parameters of the solar wind at the time of that orbit, and were able to explain the observed MESSENGER data in the cusp and magnetopause segments of MESSENGER's trajectory. These upstream parameters will be used for our first simulation run. We use the hybrid code A.I.K.E.F. which treats ions as individual particles and electrons as a mass-less fluid, to conduct hybrid simulations of Mercury's magnetospheric response to the impact of the CME on ion gyro time scales. Results from the simulation are in agreement with magnetic field measurements from the inner day-side magnetosphere and the bow-shock region. However, at the planet's nightside, Mercury's plasma environment seemed to be governed by different solar wind conditions, in conclusion, Mercury's interaction with the CME is not sufficiently describable by only one set of upstream parameters. Therefore, to simulate the magnetospheric response while MESSENGER was located in the tail region, we use parameters obtained from the MHD solar wind simulation code SUSANOO (Shiota et al. (2014)) for our second simulation run. The parameters of the SUSANOO model achieve a good agreement of the data concerning the plasma tail crossing and the night-side approach to Mercury. However, the polar and closest approach are hardly described by both upstream parameters, namely, neither upstream dataset is able to reproduce the MESSENGER crossing of Mercury's magnetospheric cusp. We conclude that the respective CME was too variable on the timescale of the MESSENGER orbit to be described by only two sets of upstream conditions. Our results suggest locally strong

  11. Sustainable Mobility

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    Kjærulff, Aslak Aamot

    This paper combines strands of mobilities theory and planning theory, and develops a qualitative approach to look across emerging planning practices. By actively following 8 Danish urban and transport planners, over the course of 2 years, we learn how their practices have changed, inspired...... by mobility management, a concept aiming to reduce carbon emissions from transportation in western societies. The article focuses on how municipal planners formulate the role of mobility management activities organized around private companies, and how their practices are connected to wider ideas on planning....

  12. Sulphides balance in tanning leather district in Tuscany: evaluation of H{sub 2}S emissions and estimation of their impact on the air quality of the area; Bilancio dei solfuri nel comprensorio del cuoio: valutazione delle emissioni di dirogeno solforato e del loro impatto sulla qualita' dell'aria della zona

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    Campi, B.; De Blasi, E.; Vanni, D.; Scali, C. [Pisa Univ., Pisa (Italy). Dipt. di Ingegneria Chimica, Chimica Industriale e Scienza dei Materiali; Spinazzola, A. [ARPAT-Agenzia Regionale per la Protezione Ambientale della Toscana, Pisa (Italy). Dipt. di Protezione Ambientale, Sez. locale di San Romano

    2000-09-01

    The paper deals with an evaluation of hydrogen sulphide emissions from leather tanning industries and water purification plants in the leather district in Tuscany. The aim of the work is to correlate different sources emissions of the area with pollutant concentrations recorded by the monitoring network. Global quantities of treated substances, different plants typologies and operating mode, have been considered, following the indications of the ARPAT's archives. This analysis, updated to 1998, gives interesting information about the trend of emissions and their weight on air quality: the effect of tanning leather industries emissions during the 'pickel' operation results greater than the average purification plants contribution to air quality, even if, cause of the high quantity of treated sulphides, the weight of purification plants remains important. The trend of measured concentration of pollutant in air shows a clear improvement of air quality during last three years (1997-199). [Italian] L'articolo presenta una valutazione delle emissioni di idrogeno sulforato da aziende conciarie e da impianti di trattamento delle acque reflue industriali nel comprensorio del cuoio. in Toscano. Lo scopo dell'indagine e' quello di valutare la possibilita' di correlare le emissioni delle diverse sorgenti della zona con i valori di concentrazione di inquinante al suolo rilevati dlla rete di monitoraggio. La valutazione tiene conto delle quantita' complessive di sostanze lavorate, delle diverse tipologie degli impianti e del loro stato di funzionamento, secondo quanto risulta dai dati contenuti nell'archivio dell'ARPAT (Agenzia Regionale per la Protezione Ambientale della Toscana). L'analisi aggiornata al 1998, fornisce indicazioni circa l'andamento dei fenomeni emissivi ed il loro peso sulla qualita' dell'aria. In particolare si evidenzia come l'effetto delle emissioni dalle aziende conciarie durante l

  13. Distribuzione e uso dell'habitat del Lupo (Canis lupus L., 1758 nell'alto Appennino reggiano

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    Nicola Gilio

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Distribution and habitat use of the gray wolf (Canis lupus L., 1758 in the upper Apennine (Northern Italy
    In order to define wolf ranges and seasonal difference in habitat use, wolf signs were looked for along 25 transects (271.2 km from June 1997 to December 2000. The range occupied by wolf population greatly exceeded the boundaries of the study area. The analysis performed to assess wolf habitat selection recorded a significant difference between high prairies and clearing, positively selected, and mixed woods, beech woods and pastures negatively selected. The bivariated and multivariated analysis to study the relationship between wolf abundance and the indipendent variables show that wolf abundance is significantly and positively correlated to abundance of prey species. Riassunto Da giugno del 1997 a dicembre del 2000 è stata condotta una ricerca con lo scopo di acquisire informazioni riguardanti la distribuzione e l'utilizzo dell'habitat da parte della popolazione di lupo (Canis lupus L., 1758 gravitante sul territorio del Parco Regionale dell'Alto Appennino Reggiano. Per definire la distribuzione della specie nel territorio del Parco e nelle aree adiacenti, è stata individuata una rete di 25 transetti (271,2 km. Durante gli anni di studio la popolazione di lupo ha occupato aree abbondantemente eccedenti i confini dell'area protetta, soprattutto nel versante toscano. L'analisi della modalità di utilizzo dei diversi tipi di habitat ha rilevato l'esistenza di marcate variazioni nella selezione dell'habitat nei diversi anni e stagioni. L'analisi sulla frequentazione dei tipi di habitat in generale ha evidenziato un sovrautilizzo delle praterie sommitali e delle radure ed un sottoutilizzo dei boschi misti di latifoglie, delle faggete e dei prato-pascoli. I risultati delle analisi bivariate e multivariate tra l'indice di abbondanza del lupo e le altre

  14. Topography of the Northern Hemisphere of Mercury from MESSENGER Laser Altimetry

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    Zuber,Maria T.; Smith, David E.; Phillips, Roger J.; Solomon, Sean C.; Neumann, Gregory A.; Hauck, Steven A., Jr.; Peale, Stanton J.; Barnouin, Oliver S.; Head, James W.; Johnson, Catherine L.; hide

    2012-01-01

    Laser altimetry by the MESSENGER spacecraft has yielded a topographic model of the northern hemisphere of Mercury. The dynamic range of elevations is considerably smaller than those of Mars or the Moon. The most prominent feature is an extensive lowland at high northern latitudes that hosts the volcanic northern plains. Within this lowland is a broad topographic rise that experienced uplift after plains emplacement. The interior of the 1500-km-diameter Caloris impact basin has been modified so that part of the basin floor now stands higher than the rim. The elevated portion of the floor of Caloris appears to be part of a quasi-linear rise that extends for approximately half the planetary circumference at mid-latitudes. Collectively, these features imply that long-wavelength changes to Mercury s topography occurred after the earliest phases of the planet s geological history.

  15. A Two-Sided Market Model of Optimal Price Structure for Instant Messenger

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Instant messenger (IM is one of the most popular Internet applications all over the world. This paper examines the pricing problem of IM based on two-sided market model. IM serves as a two-sided platform, which gets both Internet users and advertisers on board. This paper concludes that IM operator adopts a heavily skewed price structure that favors IM users both under monopolistic case and under horizontal differentiated duopolistic case. When advertising revenue is large enough relatively to marginal cost for serving IM users, IM users can enjoy free service provided by IM operators. The competitive equilibrium of duopolistic case is not necessarily symmetric when advertisers choose singlehoming. Even in the symmetric equilibrium platform would rather deter all advertisers.

  16. Probing the Milky Way electron density using multi-messenger astronomy

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    Breivik, Katelyn; Larson, Shane

    2015-04-01

    Multi-messenger observations of ultra-compact binaries in both gravitational waves and electromagnetic radiation supply highly complementary information, providing new ways of characterizing the internal dynamics of these systems, as well as new probes of the galaxy itself. Electron density models, used in pulsar distance measurements via the electron dispersion measure, are currently not well constrained. Simultaneous radio and gravitational wave observations of pulsars in binaries provide a method of measuring the average electron density along the line of sight to the pulsar, thus giving a new method for constraining current electron density models. We present this method and assess its viability with simulations of the compact binary component of the Milky Way using the public domain binary evolution code, BSE. This work is supported by NASA Award NNX13AM10G.

  17. MESSENGER observations of the composition of Mercury's ionized exosphere and plasma environment.

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    Zurbuchen, Thomas H; Raines, Jim M; Gloeckler, George; Krimigis, Stamatios M; Slavin, James A; Koehn, Patrick L; Killen, Rosemary M; Sprague, Ann L; McNutt, Ralph L; Solomon, Sean C

    2008-07-04

    The region around Mercury is filled with ions that originate from interactions of the solar wind with Mercury's space environment and through ionization of its exosphere. The MESSENGER spacecraft's observations of Mercury's ionized exosphere during its first flyby yielded Na+, O+, and K+ abundances, consistent with expectations from observations of neutral species. There are increases in ions at a mass per charge (m/q) = 32 to 35, which we interpret to be S+ and H2S+, with (S+ + H2S+)/(Na+ + Mg+) = 0.67 +/- 0.06, and from water-group ions around m/q = 18, at an abundance of 0.20 +/- 0.03 relative to Na+ plus Mg+. The fluxes of Na+, O+, and heavier ions are largest near the planet, but these Mercury-derived ions fill the magnetosphere. Doubly ionized ions originating from Mercury imply that electrons with energies less than 1 kiloelectron volt are substantially energized in Mercury's magnetosphere.

  18. Radioactive elements on Mercury's surface from MESSENGER: implications for the planet's formation and evolution.

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    Peplowski, Patrick N; Evans, Larry G; Hauck, Steven A; McCoy, Timothy J; Boynton, William V; Gillis-Davis, Jeffery J; Ebel, Denton S; Goldsten, John O; Hamara, David K; Lawrence, David J; McNutt, Ralph L; Nittler, Larry R; Solomon, Sean C; Rhodes, Edgar A; Sprague, Ann L; Starr, Richard D; Stockstill-Cahill, Karen R

    2011-09-30

    The MESSENGER Gamma-Ray Spectrometer measured the average surface abundances of the radioactive elements potassium (K, 1150 ± 220 parts per million), thorium (Th, 220 ± 60 parts per billion), and uranium (U, 90 ± 20 parts per billion) in Mercury's northern hemisphere. The abundance of the moderately volatile element K, relative to Th and U, is inconsistent with physical models for the formation of Mercury requiring extreme heating of the planet or its precursor materials, and supports formation from volatile-containing material comparable to chondritic meteorites. Abundances of K, Th, and U indicate that internal heat production has declined substantially since Mercury's formation, consistent with widespread volcanism shortly after the end of late heavy bombardment 3.8 billion years ago and limited, isolated volcanic activity since.

  19. The major-element composition of Mercury's surface from MESSENGER X-ray spectrometry.

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    Nittler, Larry R; Starr, Richard D; Weider, Shoshana Z; McCoy, Timothy J; Boynton, William V; Ebel, Denton S; Ernst, Carolyn M; Evans, Larry G; Goldsten, John O; Hamara, David K; Lawrence, David J; McNutt, Ralph L; Schlemm, Charles E; Solomon, Sean C; Sprague, Ann L

    2011-09-30

    X-ray fluorescence spectra obtained by the MESSENGER spacecraft orbiting Mercury indicate that the planet's surface differs in composition from those of other terrestrial planets. Relatively high Mg/Si and low Al/Si and Ca/Si ratios rule out a lunarlike feldspar-rich crust. The sulfur abundance is at least 10 times higher than that of the silicate portion of Earth or the Moon, and this observation, together with a low surface Fe abundance, supports the view that Mercury formed from highly reduced precursor materials, perhaps akin to enstatite chondrite meteorites or anhydrous cometary dust particles. Low Fe and Ti abundances do not support the proposal that opaque oxides of these elements contribute substantially to Mercury's low and variable surface reflectance.

  20. Viruses transfer the antiviral second messenger cGAMP between cells.

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    Bridgeman, A; Maelfait, J; Davenne, T; Partridge, T; Peng, Y; Mayer, A; Dong, T; Kaever, V; Borrow, P; Rehwinkel, J

    2015-09-11

    Cyclic GMP-AMP synthase (cGAS) detects cytosolic DNA during virus infection and induces an antiviral state. cGAS signals by synthesis of a second messenger, cyclic GMP-AMP (cGAMP), which activates stimulator of interferon genes (STING). We show that cGAMP is incorporated into viral particles, including lentivirus and herpesvirus virions, when these are produced in cGAS-expressing cells. Virions transferred cGAMP to newly infected cells and triggered a STING-dependent antiviral program. These effects were independent of exosomes and viral nucleic acids. Our results reveal a way by which a signal for innate immunity is transferred between cells, potentially accelerating and broadening antiviral responses. Moreover, infection of dendritic cells with cGAMP-loaded lentiviruses enhanced their activation. Loading viral vectors with cGAMP therefore holds promise for vaccine development. Copyright © 2015, American Association for the Advancement of Science.

  1. Common observations of solar X-rays from SPHINX/CORONAS-PHOTON and XRS/MESSENGER

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    Kepa, Anna; Sylwester, Janusz; Sylwester, Barbara; Siarkowski, Marek; Mrozek, Tomasz; Gryciuk, Magdalena; Phillips, Kenneth

    SphinX was a soft X-ray spectrophotometer constructed in the Space Research Centre of Polish Academy of Sciences. The instrument was launched on 30 January 2009 aboard CORONAS-PHOTON satellite as a part of TESIS instrument package. SphinX measured total solar X-ray flux in the energy range from 1 to 15 keV during the period of very low solar activity from 20 February to 29 November 2009. For these times the solar detector (X-ray Spectrometer - XRS) onboard MESSENGER also observed the solar X-rays from a different vantage point. XRS measured the radiation in similar energy range. We present results of the comparison of observations from both instruments and show the preliminary results of physical analysis of spectra for selected flares.

  2. MESSENGER Observations of Extreme Magnetic Tail Loading and Unloading During its Third Flyby of Mercury: Substorms?

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    Slavin, James A.; Anderson, Brian J.; Baker, Daniel N.; Benna, Mehdi; Gloeckler, George; Krimigis, Stamatios M.; McNutt, Ralph L., Jr.; Schriver, David; Solomon, Sean C.; Zurbuchen, Thomas H.

    2010-01-01

    During MESSENGER's third flyby of Mercury on September 29, 2009, a variable interplanetary magnetic field produced a series of several minute enhancements of the tail magnetic field hy factors of approx. 2 to 3.5. The magnetic field flaring during these intervals indicates that they result from loading of the tail with magnetic flux transferred from the dayside magnetosphere. The unloading intervals were associated with plasmoids and traveling compression regions, signatures of tail reconnection. The peak tail magnetic flux during the smallest loading events equaled 30% of the magnetic flux emanating from Mercury, and may have reached 100% for the largest event. In this case the dayside magnetic shielding is reduced and solar wind flux impacting the surface may be greatly enhanced. Despite the intensity of these events and their similarity to terrestrial substorm magnetic flux dynamics, no energetic charged particles with energies greater than 36 keV were observed.

  3. The synthesis of polyadenylated messenger RNA in herpes simplex type I virus infected BHK cells.

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    Harris, T J; Wildy, P

    1975-09-01

    The pattern of polyadenylated messenger RNA (mRNA) synthesis in BHK cell monolayers, infected under defined conditions with herpes simplex type I virus has been investigated by polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis or pulse-labelled RNA isolated by oligo dT-cellulose chromatography. Two classes of mRNA molecules were synthesized in infected cells; these were not detected in uninfected cells. The rate of synthesis of the larger, 18 to 30S RNA class reached a maximum soon after injection and then declined, whereas the rate of synthesis of the 7 to 11 S RNA class did not reach a maximum until much later and did not decline. In the presence of cytosine arabinoside, the rate of mRNA synthesis in infected cells was reduced but the electrophoretic pattern remained the same.

  4. The jabber chat tool EFDA Messenger and screen sharing tool EFDATV

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    Thomsen, K.; Beck, S.; Wilhelm, B.

    2008-01-01

    Two Remote Participation (RP) tools are described. The first tool, named EFDA Messenger, is a secure Instant Messaging (IM) tool based on a Jabber server that only accepts SSL encrypted communication and does not allow file transfers as well as audio and video transmissions. This tool is useful to have as another mean of communication during video or teleconferences. The second tool, named EFDATV, is a multipurposeVirtual Network Computing (VNC) based desktop screen sharing system used to share presentations via the Internet. A Java enabled web browser or a VNC client is sufficient for the presenter and the audience to use EFDATV. It is also possible from an EFDATV channel to connect to another VNC server and broadcast the view from that VNC server

  5. The jabber chat tool EFDA Messenger and screen sharing tool EFDATV

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    Thomsen, K. [EFDA Close Support Unit Garching, Boltzmannstr. 2, D-85748 Garching (Germany)], E-mail: Knud.Thomsen@efda.org; Beck, S. [EFDA Close Support Unit Garching, Boltzmannstr. 2, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Wilhelm, B. [EFDA CSU Barcelona, c/Josep Pla n.2, Torres Diag. Litoral Edificio B3, 7a planta, 08019 Barcelona (Spain)

    2008-04-15

    Two Remote Participation (RP) tools are described. The first tool, named EFDA Messenger, is a secure Instant Messaging (IM) tool based on a Jabber server that only accepts SSL encrypted communication and does not allow file transfers as well as audio and video transmissions. This tool is useful to have as another mean of communication during video or teleconferences. The second tool, named EFDATV, is a multipurposeVirtual Network Computing (VNC) based desktop screen sharing system used to share presentations via the Internet. A Java enabled web browser or a VNC client is sufficient for the presenter and the audience to use EFDATV. It is also possible from an EFDATV channel to connect to another VNC server and broadcast the view from that VNC server.

  6. MESSENGER observations of transient bursts of energetic electrons in Mercury's magnetosphere.

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    Ho, George C; Krimigis, Stamatios M; Gold, Robert E; Baker, Daniel N; Slavin, James A; Anderson, Brian J; Korth, Haje; Starr, Richard D; Lawrence, David J; McNutt, Ralph L; Solomon, Sean C

    2011-09-30

    The MESSENGER spacecraft began detecting energetic electrons with energies greater than 30 kilo-electron volts (keV) shortly after its insertion into orbit about Mercury. In contrast, no energetic protons were observed. The energetic electrons arrive as bursts lasting from seconds to hours and are most intense close to the planet, distributed in latitude from the equator to the north pole, and present at most local times. Energies can exceed 200 keV but often exhibit cutoffs near 100 keV. Angular distributions of the electrons about the magnetic field suggest that they do not execute complete drift paths around the planet. This set of characteristics demonstrates that Mercury's weak magnetic field does not support Van Allen-type radiation belts, unlike all other planets in the solar system with internal magnetic fields.

  7. NEUTRINOS AS COSMIC MESSENGERS IN THE ERA OF ICECUBE, ANTARES AND KM3NET

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    Uli F. Katz

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Using neutrinos as cosmic messengers for observation of non-thermal processes in the Universe is a highly attractive and promising vision, which has been pursued in various neutrino telescope projects for more than two decades. Recent results from ground-based TeV gamma-ray observatories and refinements of model calculations of the expected neutrino fluxes indicate that Gigaton target volumes will be necessary to establish neutrino astronomy. A first neutrino telescope of that size, IceCube, is operational at the South Pole. Based on experience with the smaller first-generation ANTARES telescope in the Mediterranean Sea, the multi-Gigaton KM3NeT device is in preparation. These neutrino telescopes are presented, and some selected results and the expected KM3NeT performance are discussed.

  8. Postage for the messenger: Designating routes for Nuclear mRNA Export

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    Natalizio, Barbara J.; Wente, Susan R.

    2013-01-01

    Transcription of messenger(m) RNA occurs in the nucleus, making the translocation of mRNA across the nuclear envelope (NE) boundary a critical determinant of proper gene expression and cell survival. A major mRNA export route occurs via the NXF1-dependent pathway through the nuclear pore complexes (NPCs) embedded in the NE. However, recent findings have discovered new evidence supporting the existence of multiple mechanisms for crossing the NE, including both NPC-mediated and NE budding-mediated pathways. An analysis of the trans-acting factors and cis components that define these pathways reveals shared elements as well as mechanistic differences. We review here the current understanding of the mechanisms that characterize each pathway and highlight the determinants that influence mRNA transport fate. PMID:23583578

  9. cGAS produces a 2'-5'-linked cyclic dinucleotide second messenger that activates STING.

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    Ablasser, Andrea; Goldeck, Marion; Cavlar, Taner; Deimling, Tobias; Witte, Gregor; Röhl, Ingo; Hopfner, Karl-Peter; Ludwig, Janos; Hornung, Veit

    2013-06-20

    Detection of cytoplasmic DNA represents one of the most fundamental mechanisms of the innate immune system to sense the presence of microbial pathogens. Moreover, erroneous detection of endogenous DNA by the same sensing mechanisms has an important pathophysiological role in certain sterile inflammatory conditions. The endoplasmic-reticulum-resident protein STING is critically required for the initiation of type I interferon signalling upon detection of cytosolic DNA of both exogenous and endogenous origin. Next to its pivotal role in DNA sensing, STING also serves as a direct receptor for the detection of cyclic dinucleotides, which function as second messenger molecules in bacteria. DNA recognition, however, is triggered in an indirect fashion that depends on a recently characterized cytoplasmic nucleotidyl transferase, termed cGAMP synthase (cGAS), which upon interaction with DNA synthesizes a dinucleotide molecule that in turn binds to and activates STING. We here show in vivo and in vitro that the cGAS-catalysed reaction product is distinct from previously characterized cyclic dinucleotides. Using a combinatorial approach based on mass spectrometry, enzymatic digestion, NMR analysis and chemical synthesis we demonstrate that cGAS produces a cyclic GMP-AMP dinucleotide, which comprises a 2'-5' and a 3'-5' phosphodiester linkage >Gp(2'-5')Ap(3'-5')>. We found that the presence of this 2'-5' linkage was required to exert potent activation of human STING. Moreover, we show that cGAS first catalyses the synthesis of a linear 2'-5'-linked dinucleotide, which is then subject to cGAS-dependent cyclization in a second step through a 3'-5' phosphodiester linkage. This 13-membered ring structure defines a novel class of second messenger molecules, extending the family of 2'-5'-linked antiviral biomolecules.

  10. MESSENGER Magnetic Field Observations of Upstream Ultra-Low Frequency Waves at Mercury

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    Le, G.; Chi, P. J.; Boardsen, S.; Blanco-Cano, X.; Anderosn, B. J.; Korth, H.

    2012-01-01

    The region upstream from a planetary bow shock is a natural plasma laboratory containing a variety of wave particle phenomena. The study of foreshocks other than the Earth's is important for extending our understanding of collisionless shocks and foreshock physics since the bow shock strength varies with heliocentric distance from the Sun, and the sizes of the bow shocks are different at different planets. The Mercury's bow shock is unique in our solar system as it is produced by low Mach number solar wind blowing over a small magnetized body with a predominately radial interplanetary magnetic field. Previous observations of Mercury upstream ultra-low frequency (ULF) waves came exclusively from two Mercury flybys of Mariner 10. The MESSENGER orbiter data enable us to study of upstream waves in the Mercury's foreshock in depth. This paper reports an overview of upstream ULF waves in the Mercury's foreshock using high-time resolution magnetic field data, 20 samples per second, from the MESSENGER spacecraft. The most common foreshock waves have frequencies near 2 Hz, with properties similar to the I-Hz waves in the Earth's foreshock. They are present in both the flyby data and in every orbit of the orbital data we have surveyed. The most common wave phenomenon in the Earth's foreshock is the large-amplitude 30-s waves, but similar waves at Mercury have frequencies at near 0.1 Hz and occur only sporadically with short durations (a few wave cycles). Superposed on the "30-s" waves, there are spectral peaks at near 0.6 Hz, not reported previously in Mariner 10 data. We will discuss wave properties and their occurrence characteristics in this paper.

  11. The Velocity Distribution Of Pickup He+ Measured at 0.3 AU by MESSENGER

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    Gershman, Daniel J.; Fisk, Lennard A.; Gloeckler, George; Raines, Jim M.; Slavin, James A.; Zurbuchen, Thomas H.; Solomon, Sean C.

    2014-06-01

    During its interplanetary trajectory in 2007-2009, the MErcury Surface, Space ENvrionment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft passed through the gravitational focusing cone for interstellar helium multiple times at a heliocentric distance R ≈ 0.3 AU. Observations of He+ interstellar pickup ions made by the Fast Imaging Plasma Spectrometer sensor on MESSENGER during these transits provide a glimpse into the structure of newly formed inner heliospheric pickup-ion distributions. This close to the Sun, these ions are picked up in a nearly radial interplanetary magnetic field. Compared with the near-Earth environment, pickup ions observed near 0.3 AU will not have had sufficient time to be energized substantially. Such an environment results in a nearly pristine velocity distribution function that should depend only on pickup-ion injection velocities (related to the interstellar gas), pitch-angle scattering, and cooling processes. From measured energy-per-charge spectra obtained during multiple spacecraft observational geometries, we have deduced the phase-space density of He+ as a function of magnetic pitch angle. Our measurements are most consistent with a distribution that decreases nearly monotonically with increasing pitch angle, rather than the more commonly modeled isotropic or hemispherically symmetric forms. These results imply that pitch-angle scattering of He+ may not be instantaneous, as is often assumed, and instead may reflect the velocity distribution of initially injected particles. In a slow solar wind stream, we find a parallel-scattering mean free path of λ || ~ 0.1 AU and a He+ production rate of ~0.05 m-3 s-1 within 0.3 AU.

  12. Serotonergic transmission at Merkel discs: modulation by exogenously applied chemical messengers and involvement of Ih currents.

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    Chang, Weipang; Kanda, Hirosato; Ikeda, Ryo; Ling, Jennifer; Gu, Jianguo G

    2017-05-01

    The Merkel disc is a main type of tactile end organ consisting of Merkel cells and Aβ-afferent endings that responds to tactile stimulation with slowly adapting type 1 (SA1) afferent impulses. Our recent study has shown that Merkel discs in whisker hair follicles are serotonergic synapses using endogenous serotonin to transmit tactile signals from Merkel cells to Aβ-afferent endings. In this study, we hypothesize that tactile sensitivity of Merkel discs can be modulated by chemical messengers. We tested this hypothesis by determining whether and how SA1 responses of mouse whisker hair follicles may be affected by exogenously applied chemical messengers. We found that SA1 responses were potentiated by serotonin at low concentration (10 μM) but almost completely occluded by serotonin at high concentration (2 mM). In contrast, SA1 responses were not significantly affected by ATP and its metabolically stable analog α,β-methylene-ATP, glutamate, γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA), and histamine. SA1 responses were also not affected by antagonists for P2X receptors, ionotropic glutamate receptors, and ionotropic GABA and glycine receptors. Whole-cell patch-clamp recordings reconfirm the presence of both ionotropic and metabotropic 5-HT receptors on afferent neurons and their terminals innervating whisker hair follicles. All whisker afferent neurons expressed hyperpolarization-activated inward currents (I h ), which are potentiated by serotonin through the activation of metabotropic 5-HT receptors. Taken together, the findings substantiate the serotonergic mechanism of tactile transmission at Merkel discs and identify the involvement of I h currents in postsynaptic excitatory actions of serotonin. In addition, the findings do not favor any significant involvement of ATP, glutamate, histamine, GABA, or glycine in tactile transmission at the Merkel discs of whisker hair follicles. © 2017 International Society for Neurochemistry.

  13. Role of Spiral and Multislice Computed Tomography in the evaluation of traumatic and spontaneous oesophageal perforation. Our experience; Ruolo della Tomografia Computerizzata Spirale e Multistrato nello studio delle lesioni traumatiche e spontanee dell'esofago: nostra esperienza

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    De Lutio di Castelguidone, Elisabetta; Pinto, Antonio; Merola, Stefanella; Stavolo, Ciro; Romano, Luigia [Azienda Ospedaliera di Rilievo Nazionale A. Cardarelli, Napoli (Italy). Dipartimento di Diagnostica per Immagini

    2005-03-01

    oesophageal perforation, CT showed the presence of a intramural haematoma in one case, oesophageal fluid distension with gas and a small peri-oesophageal fluid effusion (Mallory-Weiss syndrome) in another, and oesophageal rapture (Boerhaave syndrome) in the last case. Conclusions: Our experience shows that in patients with suspected traumatic and spontaneous oesophageal perforation, standard cervical and chest radiography may suggest a suspected oesophageal perforation in only a small proportion of cases, whereas oral contrast oesophagography has a higher sensitivity. Through the careful analysis of suggestive and specific signs of oesophageal perforation, a correct CT examination enables an accurate and timely diagnosis which significantly affects prognosis and provides valuable indications for treatment. [Italian] Scopo: Presentare la nostra esperienza relativa al ruolo della TC nello studio delle perforazioni traumatiche e spontanee dell'esofago. Materiale e metodi: Da marzo 2001 a maggio 2003 sono giunti alla nostra osservazione 12 pazienti (7 di sesso maschile, 5 di sesso femminile, di eta' compresa tra 25 e 66 anni, eta' media 43,5) con sospetta lesione esofagea da incidente stradale (in 4 casi), ferita d'arma bianca (un caso), post-intubazione (2 casi), da indigestione di corpo estraneo (2 casi) e di tipo spontaneo (3 casi). Cinque pazienti praticavano l'esame standard del torace e della regione cervicale. In 2 pazienti con sospetta indigestione di corpo estraneo veniva somministrato gastrografin per os. In tutti i 12 casi veniva eseguito l'esame TC del collo-torace-addome senza e con mdc ev e con mdc idrosolubile per os in 4 casi. Risultati: Nei 5 pazienti con trauma cervico-toracico-addominale l'indagine TC evidenziava oltre a lesioni traumatiche pleuro-parenchimali (pneumotorace, versamento pleurico ed enfisema sottocutaneo) anche reperti suggestivi di perforazione esofagea: aria mediastinica in sede periesofagea (5 casi), fluido

  14. Navajo Code Talker Joe Morris, Sr. shared insights from his time as a secret World War Two messenger

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    2002-01-01

    Navajo Code Talker Joe Morris, Sr. shared insights from his time as a secret World War Two messenger with his audience at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center on Nov. 26, 2002. NASA Dryden is located on Edwards Air Force Base in California's Mojave Desert.

  15. Just How Important Is the Messenger versus the Message? The Case of Framing Physician-Assisted Suicide

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    Haider-Markel, Donald P.; Joslyn, Mark R.

    2004-01-01

    As a political issue, death and dying topics only sometimes reach the political agenda. However, some issues, such as physician-assisted suicide (PAS) have been highly salient. This article explores attitudes toward PAS by examining the malleability of opinion when respondents are exposed to issue frames and when specific messengers present those…

  16. Early changes of placenta-derived messenger RNA in maternal plasma – potential value for preeclampsia prediction?

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    Surugiu Sebastian

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Objective: the pourpose of the study was to determine if there are any differences between placenta derived plasmatic levels of messenger RNA in normal and future preeclamptic pregnancies and if these placental transcripts can predict preeclampsia long before clinical onset

  17. The Effects of a Synchronous Communication Tool (Yahoo Messenger) on Online Learners' Sense of Community and Their Multimedia Authoring Skills

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    Wang, Shiang-Kwei

    2008-01-01

    Literature suggests that developing a community of learners is the key to a successful online-learning experience. In this study, the instructor of a multimedia authoring course adopted a synchronous communication tool (Yahoo Messenger) to interact with learners orally on a weekly basis and, thereby, to establish a sense among the learners that…

  18. State of the art on bioethanol production; Stato dell'arte della produzione di bioetanolo

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    Barisano, D; De Bari, I; Viola, E; Zimbardi, F; Braccio, G [ENEA, Divisione Fonti Rinnovabili di Energia, Centro Ricerche Trisaia, Policoro, Matera (Italy); Cantarella, M; Gallifuoco, A [L' Aquila Univ., L' Aquila (Italy). Dipt. di Ingegneria Chimica e dei Materiali

    2001-07-01

    The state of the art, deals with the ethanol production from current processes based on the use of sugar and starch as feedstock and those under development based on lignocellulosic biomass. In the first section are reported the commercially available processes together with hints to the newest technologies. As regard the ethanol production from lignocellulosics, it has been collected data on the biomass availability in Europe as energy crops, industrial crops, agricultural residues and domestic waste. It is provided a bibliographic study on the technologies and processes under development worldwide for the conversion of lignocellulosics into ethanol. Finally, a brief discussion on the economics highlights the near term viability of producing ethanol by this way. [Italian] Questo lavoro tratta della produzione di etanolo da diverse biomasse, compreso i materiali lignocellulosici. Sono riportati cenni al mercato mondiale ed europeo dell'etanolo insieme ad una breve rassegna dei processi impiegati correntemente; si tratta per lo piu' di tecnologie ormai mature basate sull'utilizzo di piante ad alto contenuto di zucchero o di amido. Per quanto riguarda la produzione di etanolo da biomasse lignocellulosiche, sono riportati i risultati di un'indagine statistica sulla disponibilita' in Europa di questi materiali in termini di coltivazini dedicate, residui agro-forestali e rifiuti domestici. E' riportata altresi una ricerca bibliografica sui recenti sviluppi dei processi di conversione a etanolo su scala banco e pilota. Infine, una breve discussione sugli aspetti economici connessi all'utilizzo di materiali lignocellulosici per la produzione di etanolo mostra come questi processi si stiano avvicinando alla completa fattibilita'.

  19. State of the art on bioethanol production; Stato dell'arte della produzione di bioetanolo

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    Barisano, D.; De Bari, I.; Viola, E.; Zimbardi, F.; Braccio, G. [ENEA, Divisione Fonti Rinnovabili di Energia, Centro Ricerche Trisaia, Policoro, Matera (Italy); Cantarella, M.; Gallifuoco, A. [L' Aquila Univ., L' Aquila (Italy). Dipt. di Ingegneria Chimica e dei Materiali

    2001-07-01

    The state of the art, deals with the ethanol production from current processes based on the use of sugar and starch as feedstock and those under development based on lignocellulosic biomass. In the first section are reported the commercially available processes together with hints to the newest technologies. As regard the ethanol production from lignocellulosics, it has been collected data on the biomass availability in Europe as energy crops, industrial crops, agricultural residues and domestic waste. It is provided a bibliographic study on the technologies and processes under development worldwide for the conversion of lignocellulosics into ethanol. Finally, a brief discussion on the economics highlights the near term viability of producing ethanol by this way. [Italian] Questo lavoro tratta della produzione di etanolo da diverse biomasse, compreso i materiali lignocellulosici. Sono riportati cenni al mercato mondiale ed europeo dell'etanolo insieme ad una breve rassegna dei processi impiegati correntemente; si tratta per lo piu' di tecnologie ormai mature basate sull'utilizzo di piante ad alto contenuto di zucchero o di amido. Per quanto riguarda la produzione di etanolo da biomasse lignocellulosiche, sono riportati i risultati di un'indagine statistica sulla disponibilita' in Europa di questi materiali in termini di coltivazini dedicate, residui agro-forestali e rifiuti domestici. E' riportata altresi una ricerca bibliografica sui recenti sviluppi dei processi di conversione a etanolo su scala banco e pilota. Infine, una breve discussione sugli aspetti economici connessi all'utilizzo di materiali lignocellulosici per la produzione di etanolo mostra come questi processi si stiano avvicinando alla completa fattibilita'.

  20. Ritorno al futuro: memorie, orizzonti e riflessi dell'antropologia. Intervista a Ugo Fabietti

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    Alfonso Romaniello

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract – IT Più che un’intervista, un incontro/discussione con una delle figure più autorevoli dell’antropologia italiana, il Prof. Ugo Fabietti. Le sue parole, oltre che offrirci notevoli spunti di riflessione su cosa sia e come debba orientarsi oggi l’antropologia, ci accompagnano in un percorso dove riemergono le radici stesse della disciplina: il viaggio, l’incontro con l’alterità culturale, l’epochè, la ricerca sul campo, il relativismo. Uno sguardo sui fondamenti teorici della disciplina, ma anche sulle sue prospettive di applicazione, sul suo riconoscimento sociale ed istituzionale. Il Professor Fabietti, presentandoci l’antropologia come “un mestiere solitario”, ci racconta con passione la ricchezza e gli strumenti che derivano “dall’incontro con l’altro”, e lo fa in un condensato di teoria ed esperienza…che è poi l’humus della disciplina stessa. Abstract – EN More than an interview, this is a meeting/discussion with one of the most important figures of Italian anthropology, Professor Ugo Fabietti. His words offer innumerable points of reflection about what anthropology is, and the direction it should take. They also accompany us along a path in which the roots of anthropology themselves re-emerge: travel, encountering cultural otherness, epochè, fieldwork and relativism. He provides a look at the theoretical structure of the discipline and also its potential applications, at its social and institutional recognition. Professor Fabietti, presenting anthropology as “solitary knowledge”, details with passion the richness and the instruments deriving “from the meeting with the other”. He presents it in an essence of theory and experience… which is after all the quintessence of anthropology itself.

  1. Book review. Manuale delle attività investigative per i reati contro la fauna. Rosario Fico, Simone Angelucci, Erika Ciarrocca

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    Manuel Graziani

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Il manuale realizzato dal Parco Nazionale della Majella, IZS di Lazio e Toscana, Corpo Forestale dello Stato e Legambiente, è il primo tentativo di tracciare un percorso condiviso nell'ambito delle investigazioni per i reati contro gli animali. Le attività di bracconaggio o di uccisione illegale di animali, infatti, rappresentano ancora oggi un fenomeno tristemente attuale nel nostro Paese; si pensi ai tanti lupi uccisi per avvelenamento o attraverso lacci e armi da fuoco. Gli autori del manuale, realizzato con il cofinanziamento della CE nell'ambito del progetto Life Wolfnet "Development of coordinated protection measures for Wolf in Apennines", sono medici veterinari che ben conoscono la materia, a partire dal dott. Rosario Fico che dirige il Centro di Referenza Nazionale per la Medicina Forense Veterinaria dell'IZS di Lazio e Toscana. La pubblicazione nasce da un progetto, teso alla conservazione e gestione coordinata del Lupo nell'Appennino, che in primis ha messo in atto azioni dirette a ridurre il conflitto verso il lupo conseguente a sistemi normativi e procedurali di indennizzo del danno insufficienti, per poi combattere l'ostilità nei suoi confronti da parte degli allevatori e delle comunità locali. Sono state inoltre intraprese azioni per contrastare il fenomeno della mortalità illegale, ridurre la persistenza di rischi o lo sviluppo di nuove criticità sanitarie per la popolazione di lupo. Il progetto ha infine avviato attività finalizzate alla riduzione del disturbo diretto o indiretto al lupo e l'attivazione di un Network istituzionale. Il manuale è strutturato in 8 capitoli: Normativa essenziale; Ruoli e competenze; La scena del crimine; Dopo la scena del crimine; Il video-foto-trappolaggio come strumento di prevenzione e di indagine; Casi studio; Procedura operativa per la necroscopia del lupo; Modulistica. Da segnalare i contributi di Rita Lorenzini e Antonio Antonucci che si aggiungono ai tre autori principali.

  2. Grado di cheratinizzazione dell'epitelio ruminale e valutazione dello stato corporeo in ovini tenuti su pascoli di Brachypodium rupestre

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    Paola Scocco

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available L'articolo valuta e mette in correlazione i cambiamenti del grado di cheratinizzazione della mucosa ruminale con lo stato corporeo di ovini tenuti a pascolare per 20 giorni in un'area ad elevata copertura di paléo rupestre (Brachypodium rupestre. Il pascolo degli ovini in queste aree riduce il rischio di incendi boschivi. Tuttavia, l'assunzione di Brachypodium rupestre protratta per lunghi periodi può compromettere la salute generale degli animali. Lo scopo di questo studio è di determinare il periodo massimo di permanenza degli animali in queste aree. Ovini mantenuti su un pascolo semi-mesofilo sono stati utilizzati come gruppo di controllo. Nei giorni 1, 10 e 20 della sperimentazione, 5 animali di ogni gruppo sono stati sacrificati per la valutazione delle modificazioni del grado di cheratinizzazione dell'epitelio dell'atrio e del sacco ventrale del rumine. La valutazione dello stato corporeo, o body condition score (BCS, e il peso vivo (PV sono stati monitorati su altri 10 soggetti per gruppo. Il gruppo di controllo ha mostrato piccole variazioni del grado di cheratinizzazione del rumine che non hanno inciso negativamente sul BCS o sul PV. Il gruppo sperimentale ha mostrato un significativo incremento del grado di cheratinizzazione, già entro i primi dieci giorni, che ha portato ad un graduale abbassamento del BCS e ad un calo di peso tra il decimo e il ventesimo giorno. I dati ottenuti suggeriscono che al fine della prevenzione degli incendi boschivi gli ovini dovrebbero essere utilizzati a turno con periodi di permanenza nei pascoli ad alta copertura di Brachypodium rupestre non superiori ai 10-12 giorni.

  3. Indagini su conoscenze e comportamenti dei medici in tema di prevenzione delle neoplasie del cavo orale: primi risultati

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    G. Nicotera

    2003-05-01

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    Obiettivi: l’indagine si propone di valutare il livello di conoscenze ed i comportamenti dei medici italiani in merito alla prevenzione delle neoplasie del cavo orale.

    Metodi: lo studio è stato effettuato mediante l’invio postale ad un campione casuale di 500 di medici di medicina generale della regione Calabria di un questionario con 38 domande strutturate in 3 sezioni: caratteristiche anagrafiche e lavorative (sesso, età, anni di attività, etc., conoscenze (principali fattori di rischio, lesioni precancerose, sede di insorgenza, etc. e comportamenti (esame obiettivo del cavo orale, anamnesi personale, etc..

    Risultati: i dati si riferiscono ai primi 151 questionari
    restituiti. La maggior parte dei rispondenti è di
    sesso maschile, l’età media è di 51.4 anni, la media
    degli anni di attività lavorativa è 19 anni e meno dei
    due terzi dei medici afferma di lavorare più di 30
    ore settimanali. Relativamente al livello delle conoscenze,
    solo il 19% dei medici conosce almeno 3 dei principali fattori di rischio del cancro della cavità orale, poco più di un terzo (35.1% riconosce la leucoplachia e l’eritroplachia come le due principali lesioni precancerose associate alle neoplasie e il 56.7% identifica il carcinoma squamocellulare
    come la forma neoplastica più diffusa della bocca.

    Per quanto riguarda i comportamenti, i primi risultati si evidenziano che il 67% del campione effettua l’esame obiettivo del cavo orale e poco meno dei due raccoglie informazioni inerenti all’ uso/abuso di alcool e tabacco dei pazienti.

    Conclusioni: i primi risultati dello studio, se pur preliminari, fanno emergere l’importanza di pianificare interventi formativi in merito alla prevenzione delle neoplasie del cavo orale.

  4. Un approccio innovativo per l’analisi quantitativa delle superfici di frattura a fatica nelle ghise sferoidali mediante elaborazione di immagini

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    O. Di Bartolomeo

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    Full Text Available Le osservazioni al microscopio elettronico a scansione (SEM delle superfici di frattura ottenute a seguito di rotture per fatica consentono di evidenziare alcuni meccanismi di avanzamento che dipendono dal materiale e dalla modalità di applicazione delle sollecitazioni. L’introduzione di moderne tecniche di analisi di immagine assistite al calcolatore permette di elaborare un numero di informazioni elevato che consente di porre in relazione le caratteristiche morfologiche locali con il comportamento meccanico macroscopico del materiale.In questo lavoro è stata implementata una tecnica innovativa di analisi di immagine basata sull’analisi della tessitura, valutando l’influenza delle condizioni di applicazione della sollecitazione (ΔK applicato sulla evoluzione del clivaggio rilevato sulle superfici di frattura a fatica di una ghisa sferoidale ferrito-perlitica.

  5. Potential benefits of selling by auction the CIP 6 energy; Effetti della vendita tramite asta dell'energia CIP 6

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    Campidoglio, C. [Istituto per la Ricerca Sociale, Milan (Italy). Osservatorio Energia

    2000-12-01

    This paper analyses the potential benefits of selling by auction the CIP 6 energy. This would both reduce the supply shortage and the prices on the eligible market, increase competition on the contract-for-difference market, indicate a clear price to which regulated energy charges could be indexed, thus extending the auction benefits to the franchise market to avoid the reintroduction of cross-subsidies. [Italian] L'articolo analizza i possibili benefici della vendita tramita asta dell'energia CIP 6. In particolare, l'asta ridurrebbe la scarsita' d'offerta e quindi i pressi sul mercato libero, aumenterebbe la concorrenza nel mercato dei contratti per differenza, fornirebbe un prezzo chiaro a cui indicizzare il prezzo dell'energia in tariffa, estendendo i benefici dell'asta sul mercato vincolato ed evitando la reintroduzione di sussidi incrociati.

  6. La geografia del potere bancario: il ruolo delle distanze funzionali (The Geography of Banking Power: Role of Function Distance

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    Pietro Alessandrini

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available In questo lavoro analizziamo la nuova geografia del sistema bancario italiano che si è determinata in seguito al processo di integrazione delle strutture bancarie negli ultimi anni. L’analisi dell’evoluzione del sistema bancario si basa sul concetto di distanza. In particolare, non facciamo soltanto riferimento alla distanza tradizionale tra banca e clienti, che è la distanza operativa, ma anche alla distanza tra centri decisionali delle banche e i sistemi locali. L’oggetto del saggio riguarda gli effetti che la distanza (o prossimità funzionale determina sulla performance delle banche in termini di allocazione del credito, sull’efficienza e sulla profittabilità. Le nostre stime econometriche provano che la prossimità funzionale ha effetti territoriali asimmetrici sulla performance delle banche. I suoi effetti benefici sono statisticamente evidenti per le regioni meridionali meno sviluppate, mentre non sono significativamente rilevanti per le regioni più sviluppate del Centro-Nord dell’Italia.   In this paper we analyze the new geography of the Italian banking system that has arisen after the integration of banking structures in recent years. The analysis of the evolution of the banking system is based on the concept of distance. In particular, we do not only refer to the traditional distance between banks and customers, which is the operating distance, but also to  the distance between the centers of decision-making banks and local systems. The subject of the essay is about the effects that the distance (or proximity function determines on the performance of banks in terms of credit allocation, on efficiency and on profitability. Our econometric estimates show that the functional proximity has asymmetric territorial effect on the performance of banks. Its beneficial effects are statistically obvious to the less developed southern regions, while they are not significantly relevant to the more developed regions of central and

  7. Abdominal ultrasonography in inheredited diseases of carbohydrate metabolism; Ecografia dell'addome nelle malattie ereditarie del metabolismo dei carboidrati

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    Pozzato, Carlo; Curti, Alessandra; Cornalba, Gianpaolo [Milano Univ., Ospedale San Paolo, Milano (Italy). Unita' Operativa di Radiologia Diagnostica ed Interventistica, Istituto di Scienze Radiologiche; Radaelli, Giovanni [Milano Univ., Ospedale San Paolo, Milano (Italy). Unita' Operativa di Statistica Medica; Fiori, Laura; Rossi, Samantha; Riva, Enrica [Milano Univ., Ospedale San Paolo, Mialno (Italy). Dipartimento di Pediatria

    2005-02-01

    Purpose: To determine the usefulness of abdominal sonography in inherited diseases of carbohydrate metabolism. Materials and methods: Thirty patients (age range, 4 months to 27 years) with glycogen storage diseases, galactosemia, disorders of fructose metabolism were studied with sonography. Echogenicity of the liver, sonographic dimensions of liver, kidneys and spleen were evaluated. Plasma blood parameters (ALT, AST, total cholesterol, triglycerides) were determined. Results: Liver was enlarged in 21/22 patients (95.4%) with glycogen storage diseases, in both subjects with disorders of fructose metabolism, and in 2/6 patients (33.3%) with galactosemia. Hepatic echogenicity was increased in 20/22 patients (90.9%) with glycogen storage diseases, and in the subject with hereditary fructose intolerance. Patients with galactosemia did not show increased liver echogenicity. Both kidney were enlarged in 8/17 patients (47.0%) with glycogen storage disease type I. Subjects with increased hepatic echogenicity exhibited higher plasma concentrations of any blood parameter than the others with normal echogenicity (p<0.05). Conclusions: Sonography can be useful in identification of inherited diseases of carbohydrate metabolism even if further examinations are necessary for an ultimate diagnosis. [Italian] Scopo: Determinare l'utilita' dell'ecografia addominale nelle malattie ereditarie del metabolismo dei carboidrati. Materiale e metodi: Di 30 pazienti (eta' compresa tra 4 mesi e 27 anni), affetti da malattie di accumulo di glicogeno (glicogenosi), galattosemia, disordini del metabolismo del fruttosio, sono stati valutati tramite ecografia l'ecogenicita' epatica e le dimensioni ecografiche di fegato, reni e milza. Sono stati determinati alcuni parametri ematici (ALT, AST, colesterolo totale, trigliceridi). Risultati: Il fegato e' risultato ingrandito in 21/22 pazienti (95,4%) con malattie da accumolo di glicogeno, in entrambi i soggetti con

  8. Fonti e repertori per la storia milanese: i canonici delle principali collegiate in età sforzesca

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    Giorgio Chittolini

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available Edizione – corredata di bibliografia e di schede biografiche (pertinenti però soltanto a 11 canonici e introdotta da brevi saggi dei due curatori – degli elenchi nominativi degli appartenenti nella seconda metà del Quattrocento ai capitoli delle nove principali chiese “collegiate” (rette da una collettività di chierici della città di Milano (Duomo, S. Tecla, S. Ambrogio maggiore, S. Lorenzo maggiore, S. Giorgio al Palazzo, S. Nazaro in Brolo, S. Stefano in Brolo, S. Maria della Scala, S. Maria Fulcorina.

  9. FROM THE LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION TO IBM, DELL, AND SOUTHWEST AIRLINES: TEACHING HISTORY AND LEADERSHIP TO BUSINESS STUDENTS

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    Jeffrey J. Matthews

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available History is not a tomb of dead facts but a resource that can inform and improve everyday decision making. Experience as an analytical tool is invaluable for solving problems in changing and competitive environments. “From the Lewis and Clark Expedition,” which coincides with the National Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Commemoration (2003—2006, demonstrates how contemporary business concepts of visionary leadership, systematic planning, and organizational climate were instrumental to the success of Thomas Jefferson's “Corps of Discovery” and shows how a mastery of these concepts contributed to the successes of the pioneering US corporations IBM, Southwest Airlines, and Dell.

  10. Development of regional environmental protection agencies in Italy; Lo stato di evoluzione delle agenzie regioanli per l'ambiente in Italia

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    Croci, E. [Agenzia Regionale per l' Ambiente, Milan (Italy); Milan Univ. Bocconi, Milan (Italy). Ist. di Economia delle Fonti di Energia e dell' Ambiente; Verga, V. [Milan Univ. Bocconi, Milan (Italy). Ist. di Economia delle Fonti di Energia e dell' Ambiente

    2000-04-01

    The Italian agencies' system of environmental protection is almost completed: in fact, beside the national agency, 19 regional and provincial agencies have been instituted, 16 of which are already operative. Nevertheless, the system is quite heterogeneous in terms of degree of experience and operational capacity of the different agencies. A new phase of development of the agency system is beginning where the main task is the necessity to guarantee a minimum level of environmental quality over the whole national territory, respecting local peculiarities. Agencies need to have guaranteed technical-scientific autonomy as well as adequate financial allowance. However, all this must be related to the definition of adequate, homogeneous and wide working methodologies and performance assessment criteria. [Italian] Il sistema delle agenzie per la protezione dell'ambientein Italia e' oggi quasi completo e vede 19 agenzie regionali e delle province autonome istituite, di cui 16 operative, oltre all'agenzia nazionale. Il sistema e' tuttavia caratterizzato da rilevanti disomogeneita' in termini di esperienza e capacita' operativa. Si entra in nuova fase di sviluppo del sistema agenziale la cui principale criticita' e' costituita dalla necessita' di garantire un livello minimo di qualita' ambientale su tutto il territorio nazionale, nel rispetto delle specificita' locali. A tal fine deve essere garantita l'autonomai tecnico-scientifica delle agenzie e attribuita loro un'adeguata dotazione finanziaria, a fronte, pero', della definizione di adeguati metodi di lavoro e criteri di valutazione delle performance sufficientemente omogeni e condivisi.

  11. ‘Misure‘ e ‘Flyting’: il linguaggio dell'inversione in The Taming of the Shrew di William Shakespeare

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    Bianca Del Villano

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    Rilevante, in questo senso, è una delle prime commedie di Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew, in cui il tropo dell’inversione si articola attraverso l’originale elaborazione di una ‘inversione dell’inversione’, un device drammaturgico che reinterpreta il Misrule della tradizione, attraverso: 1 espedienti metateatrali; 2 fusione tra linguaggio cortese e scortese presentando esempi dell'antica pratica del flyting; 3 la problematizzazione dei ruoli sociali e di genere. La comunicazione che propongo analizza brevemente le forme del popolaresco in Inghilterra per soffermarsi con maggiore attenzione sul teatro shakespeariano e in particolare su La bisbetica domata.

  12. Modern design methods of hydraulic machines according to a quality system; Moderne tecniche di progettazione delle macchine idrauliche a garanzia della qualita`

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    Rossi, G.; Romolotti, F.; Lazzaro, B. [Voith Riva Hydr s.p.a., Milan (Italy)

    1998-03-01

    The article underlines how the adoption of a Quality System in line with the ISO 9001 Code is an essential instrument that is necessary to safely manage the complexity of the calculation, control and organization methods connected to the unavoidable sharing out of competence relevant to design, construction and installation of modern hydraulic machines. [Italiano] L`articolo sottolinea come l`adozione di un Sistema Qualita` in linea con la norma ISO 9001, sia strumento indispensabile per la sicura gestione della maggior complessita` dei metodi di calcolo, di controllo e di organizzazione legati all`inevitabile frazionamento delle competenze relative alla progettazione, costruzione e installazione delle moderne macchine idrauliche.

  13. Identità e métissage: umani al di là delle appartenenze (François Laplantine

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    Carlo Milani

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Questo breve saggio attacca l'identità e la rappresentazione in quanto nozioni epistemologicamente povere, falsamente realiste, politicamente reazionarie. La nostra epoca di "incertezza identitaria", di "perdita dell'identità" è, secondo Laplantine, il momento migliore per spazzare via questi due dinosauri concettuali, retaggio della metafisica platonica e medievale, e riscoprire la ricchezza del diverso, dell'incontro con l'altro. L'autore cerca di dimostrare l'inconsistenza e l'inutilità ai fini della ricerca nelle scienze sociali, e nell'antropologia in particolare, di identità e rappresentazione, proponendo di sostituirle con la nozione di métissage, meticciato.

  14. L’art. 27 ultimo capoverso del Concordato lateranense e la sua applicazione al Santuario della B. Vergine delle Grazie in Brescia

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    Maria Vismara Missiroli

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available SOMMARIO: 1. Problemi interpretativi dell’art. 27.3 del Concordato Lateranense - 2. L'Istruzione della Congregazione del Concilio del 1930. - 3. La qualificazione di una chiesa come Santuario - 4. Requisiti per l’applicazione ai santuari dell’art. 27.3 - 4.1. Amministrazione civile - 4.2. Personalità giuridica - 5. La questione dei santuari di proprietà di persone fisiche o giuridiche - 6. Il Santuario della Beata Vergine delle Grazie di Brescia. Brevi cenni storici - 7. L’applicazione dell’art. 27.3 del Concordato lateranense al Santuario di S. Maria delle Grazie - 8. Conclusione.

  15. Mobile Marketing

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    竹安, 数博; Takeyasu, Kazuhiro

    2005-01-01

    This article deals with one of the modern trends in marketing communication, which is mobile marketing. Towards the end of 2008, several projects which use mobile phones for target marketing communication were launched. Commercial SMS´s are sent on the base of agreement or registration of the consumers on special websites, for example hellomobil.cz. The benefit for the consumers is the bonus which can have more forms - not only sending money to the account, free SMS´s/MMS´s and minutes but al...

  16. Mobile Usability

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    Aryana, Bijan; Clemmensen, Torkil

    2013-01-01

    In this article, a country specific comparative mobile usability study is presented, using Iran and Turkey as the two chosen emerging/emergent nation exemplars of smartphone usage and adoption. In a focus group study, three mobile applications were selected by first-time users of smartphones...... personal contacts. The results and analysis establish the existence of country specific issues and concerns, as well as reveal generic usability issues. The article concludes that the source of these issues is most likely due to a combination of certain contextual features endemic to both Iran and Turkey...

  17. Designing Mobilities

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    Jensen, Ole B.

    How is the width of the pavement shaping the urban experience? How is the material design of transport infrastructure and mobile technology affording social interaction in everyday life spaces? How do people inhabit these spaces with their bodies and in accordance to social and cultural norms...

  18. Mobile IP

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    Heijenk, Geert; Sallent, S.; Pras, Aiko

    1999-01-01

    The Internet is growing exponentially, both in the amount of traffic carried, and in the amount of hosts connected. IP technology is becoming more and more important, in company networks (Intranets), and also in the core networks for the next generation mobile networks. Further, wireless access to

  19. Mobile Misfortune

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    Vigh, Henrik Erdman

    2015-01-01

    of the mobility it enables. This article, thus, looks at the motives and manners in which young men in Bissau become caught up in transnational flows of cocaine. It shows how motion is emotively anchored and affectively bound: tied to and directed toward a feeling of worth and realisation of being, and how...

  20. Going Mobile?

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    Tallon, Loic; Froes, Isabel Cristina G.

    2011-01-01

    If the future is mobile, how is the museum community developing within that future? What are the challenges museums face within it? In which directions should we be seeking to evolve our collective knowledge share? It was to gain observations on questions such as these that the 2011 Museums & Mob...

  1. Resource Mobilization

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    Annex 1: The Scoping Study on Donor Funding for. Development Research in ... publication of the Resource Mobilization: A Practical Guide for Research .... applied the concept or technique, which validates the practical application of ... some other staff member would write up a grant application addressed to one, two, or a ...

  2. Mobile Phone

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    籍万杰

    2004-01-01

    Your mobile phone rings.and instead of usual electronic signals,it's playing your favorite music.A friend sends your favorite song to cheer you up.One day,a record company might forward new records and music videos to your phone.

  3. MESSENGER Educator Fellows Taking the Nation on a Ride to the Innermost Planet

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    Vanhala, H. A.; Goldstein, J. J.; Chapman, C. R.; Edmonds, J. P.; Hallau, K. G.; Hirshon, B.; Weir, H. M.; Solomon, S. C.

    2011-12-01

    Exploration of the mysterious planet Mercury offers an unprecedented opportunity for teachers, students, and citizens to tag along for the ride, and the MESSENGER (MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging) Educator Fellows are making sure classrooms across the U.S. are treated to quite a show. The Fellows, a nationally selected team of 30 master science educator volunteers, conduct workshops to teachers on how to bring educational materials developed in support of the mission into the classroom. The goal of the program is to provide teachers and school districts with exceptional educational materials and professional development strongly tied to the space science curriculum, and the materials are designed to inspire the next generation of America's scientists and engineers through NASA missions. Since the program's inception in 2003, more than 17,000 educators have been trained by the Fellows. On the basis of data gathered from the Fellows, this figure could translate to over two million student experiences. The success of the Fellowship program can also be gauged by determining how well it has maintained its volunteer corps over the years. The Fellows, selected to the program through a national announcement of opportunity every two years, reflect a geographically and institutionally diverse mix of individuals from a variety of settings such as science centers, museums, school districts, and universities. The Fellows sign up to the program for two years at a time, and at the end of their term they have the option to reapply. To keep the number of Fellows at 30 in each cadre, new Fellows are recruited to replace those who have retired. The current, fourth cadre of Fellows includes 30 individuals in 19 states and territories. Of these, seven have been in the program since the first cadre, and the other 23 include Fellows from the second, third, and fourth recruitment campaigns in 2006, 2008, and 2010. The current cadre is conducting its work

  4. The effect of 648 nm diode laser irradiation on second messengers in senescent human keratinocytes

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    Hawkins Evans, D.; Abrahamse, H.

    2009-02-01

    Background/purpose: Stress induced premature senescence (SIPS) is defined as the long-term effect of subcytotoxic stress on proliferative cell types. Cells in SIPS display differences at the level of protein expression which affect energy metabolism, defense systems, redox potential, cell morphology and transduction pathways. This study aimed to determine the effect of laser irradiation on second messengers in senescent cells and to establish if that effect can be directly linked to changes in cellular function such as cell viability or proliferation. Materials and Methods: Human keratinocyte cell cultures were modified to induce premature senescence using repeated sub-lethal stresses of 200 uM H2O2 or 5% OH every day for four days with two days recovery. SIPS was confirmed by senescence-associated β-galactosidase staining. Control conditions included normal, repeated stress of 500 uM H2O2 to induce apoptosis and 200 uM PBN as an anti-oxidant or free radical scavenger. Cells were irradiated with 1.5 J/cm2 on day 1 and 4 using a 648 nm diode laser (3.3 mW/cm2) and cellular responses were measured 1 h post irradiation. The affect on second messengers was assessed by measuring cAMP, cGMP, nitric oxide and intracellular calcium (Ca2+) while functional changes were assessed using cell morphology, ATP cell viability, LDH membrane integrity and WST-1 cell proliferation. Results: Results indicate an increase in NO and a decrease in cGMP and Ca2+ in 200 uM H2O2 irradiated cells while PBN irradiated cells showed a decrease in cAMP and an increase in ATP viability and cell proliferation. Conclusion: Laser irradiation influences cell signaling which ultimately changes the biological function of senescent cells. If laser therapy can stimulate the biological function of senescent cells it may be beneficial to conditions such as immune senescence, skin ageing, muscle atrophy, premature ageing of arteries in patients with advanced heart disease, neurodegenerative disorders and

  5. What Might We Learn About Magnetospheric Substorms at the Earth from the MESSENGER Measurements at Mercury?

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    Slavin, James A.

    2008-01-01

    Satellite observations at the Earth, supported by theory and modeling, have established a close connection between the episodes of intense magnetospheric convection termed substorms and the occurrence of magnetic reconnection. Magnetic reconnection at the dayside magnetopause results in strong energy input to the magnetosphere. This energy can either be stored or used immediately to power the magnetospheric convection that produces the phenomena that collectively define the 'substorm.' However, many aspects of magnetic reconnection and the dynamic response of the coupled solar wind - magnetosphere - ionosphere system at the Earth during substorms remain poorly understood. For example, the rate of magnetic reconnection is thought to be proportional to the local Alfven speed, but the limited range of changes in this solar wind parameter at 1 AU have made it difficult to detect its influence over energy input to the Earth's magnetosphere. In addition, the electrical conductance of the ionosphere and how it changes in response to auroral charged particle precipitation are hypothesized to play a critical role in the development of substorms, but the nature of this electrodynamic interaction remain difficult to deduce from Earth observations alone. The amount of energy the terrestrial magnetosphere can store in its tail, the duration of the storage, and the trigger(s) for its dissipation are all thought to be determined by not only the microphysics of the cross-tail current layer, but also the properties of the coupled magnetosphere - ionosphere system. Again, the separation of microphysics effects from system response has proved very difficult using measurements taken only at the Earth. If MESSENGER'S charged particle and magnetic field measurements confirm the occurrence of terrestrial-style substorms in Mercury's miniature magnetosphere, then it may be possible to determine how magnetospheric convection, field-aligned currents, charged particle acceleration

  6. Geophysical investigations at the Paleolitic site Grotta delle Veneri near Parabita (Lecce, Italy)

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    Carrozzo, M. T.; Leucci, G.; Negri, S.; Nuzzo, L.

    2003-04-01

    The human presence in Apulia (southern Italy) is documented since 80.000 years before present. In 1966 near Parabita (Lecce, Italy) in a cave subsequently named "Grotta delle Veneri" human remains belonging to Homo Sapiens Neanderthalensis (Neanderthal) and Homo Sapiens-Sapiens (Cro-Magnon) were recovered together with two small statues of pregnant women ("Veneri") referable to 12.000--10.000 b.C. The local Archaeological Superintendence was interested in assessing the possibility to reconstruct by means of geophysical methods the planimetric position of the cave and further development of its burrows beyond those accessible to speleologists and reported in the underground topographic survey. Both electromagnetic (EM) and electric methods were tested using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) with 200 and 500 MHz antennas, GEM300 multi-frequency EM induction device and 2D Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT). Despite the rough surface and the presence of numerous obstacles (trees, stone walls and stone piles) limiting the accessible survey area and often preventing a good ground-coupling, the GPR survey successfully located the top of the karstic cave and identified zones of high density of diffraction hyperbolas, interpreted as highly fractured and karstified limestone, in a layer ranging from about 2 m to 6 m below ground. Zones characterised by high density of diffractions due to presence of voids were found also outside the known development of the cave. By means of the GEM 300, both in-phase and quadrature components of the induced EM signal were simultaneously collected at 8 frequencies, from 2025 to 19975 Hz, respectively related to the magnetic susceptibility and apparent conductivity of the soil down to a depth decreasing as the frequency increase. A presumable low contrast in the sought parameter between the highly fractured rock and karstic voids or refilled cavities as well as the presence of metallic debris on the ground allowed a difficult identification

  7. Fattori influenzanti la distribuzione del Daino (Dama dama in un'area dell'Appennino settentrionale

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    Enrico Merli

    2003-10-01

    presenza del Daino è risultata diversa tra il 1997, quando interessava il 28% dell'area di studio, e il 2000, quando era diminuita al 22% (Χ = 3,94 g.l.= 1 P = 0,048. Per valutare l'effetto delle caratteristiche vegetazionali sulla distribuzione sono state effettuate analisi ambientali delle Unità di Campionamento mediante software GIS ed archivi cartografici digitalizzati. I risultati delle analisi ambientali sono stati posti in relazione alla presenza-assenza della specie mediante Analisi di Funzione Discriminante e Analisi di Regressione Logistica. Entrambe le analisi hanno messo in luce l'effetto positivo sulla presenza del Daino dello sviluppo dei margini tra bosco e spazi aperti coltivati. Il modello ottenuto dall'Analisi di Funzione Discriminante ha inoltre individuato un areale potenziale nell'area di studio pari a 388 km², corrispondenti al 53% dell'estensione.

  8. Mobile Customer Relationship Management and Mobile Security

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    Sanayei, Ali; Mirzaei, Abas

    The purpose of this study is twofold. First, in order to guarantee a coherent discussion about mobile customer relationship management (mCRM), this paper presents a conceptualization of mCRM delineating its unique characteristics because of Among the variety of mobile services, considerable attention has been devoted to mobile marketing and in particular to mobile customer relationship management services. Second, the authors discusses the security risks in mobile computing in different level(user, mobile device, wireless network,...) and finally we focus on enterprise mobile security and it's subgroups with a series of suggestion and solution for improve mobile computing security.

  9. The African Mobile Story

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    This book identifies the factors that has enabled the growth of mobile telephony in Africa. The book covers the regulatory factors, the development and usage of mobile application, mobile security and sustainable power source for mobile networks...

  10. Diagnostic imaging of skeletal metastases; Diagnostica per immagini delle metastasi scheletriche

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    Scutellari, P. N.; Addonisio, G.; Righi, R. [Ferrara Univ., Ferrara (Italy). Dipt. di Scienze Chirurgiche, Anestesiologiche e Radiologiche, Sez. di Diagnostica e Terapia Radiologiche; Giganti, M. [Ferrara Univ., Ferrara (Italy). Dipt. di Medicina Clinica e Sperimentale, Sez. di Medicina Nucleare

    2000-12-01

    patients with a positive bone scan or with local symptoms and pain, radiography and CT are used for screening of metastatic lesions: results may be negative (for low sensitivity of conventional radiology) or questionable (in which case bone biopsy is necessary), or else symptoms may be due to different causes than metastatic lesions (i.e., osteoarthritis). Before bone biopsy is made, MRI must be performed, because it is the only technique that allows to distinguish between bone marrow components. The limitation of MRI is the poor specificity of its findings, which may provide misleading findings. [Italian] L'articolo propone un algoritmo procedurale diagnostico, applicabile in maniuera differenziata a pazienti oncologici asintomatici e sintomatici per metastasi scheletriche. Nel periodo febbraio-maggio 1999 sono state esaminate 100 cartelle cliniche di pazienti oncologici (70 femmine e 30 maschi, con eta' variabile da 55 a 87 anni; media: 63), scelti con criterio di casualita', stadiati secondo il sistema TNM. In tutti i pazienti erano stati eseguiti l'esame erano stati eseguiti l'esame radiografico e la scintigrafia ossea; di fronte a diagnosi non conclusive sono state eseguite la TC o la RM. I tumori primitivi responsabili delle metastasi allo scheletro sono stati: mammella (51 casi), colon (30 casi: 17 maschi e 13 femmine), polmone (7 casi: 6 maschi e una femmina), rene (2 casi, maschi), pleura (un caso, femmina) e fegato (un caso, maschio). L'aspetto radiografico e' stato prevalentemente di tipo osteolitico (52%); altri quadri radiografici rilevati sono stati: le forme addensante, mista, osteolitiche con evoluzione mista ed eburnee cone voluzione osteolitica. Le metastasi scheletriche rappresentano la maggior parte dei tumori maligni dell'osso. La colonna vertebrale e la pelvi sono le sedi piu' colpite. Il sintomo principale e il dolore, con o senza frattura. Tuttavia molte metastasi sono asintomatiche. Per la realizzazione

  11. Vertebroplasty in the treatment of back pain; La vertebroplastica nel trattamento delle sindromi algiche del rachide

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    Muto, Mario; Muto, Emanuale; Izzo, Roberto; Diano, Alvaro Antonio; Lavagna, Arcangelo; Di Furia, Ugo [Istituto di Neuroradiologia AORN Cardarelli, Napoli (Italy)

    2005-03-01

    e sotto controllo TC in 5 pazienti affetti da neoplasia vertebrale. Non abbiamo mai effettuato la flebografia prima del trattamento. In 55 pazienti l'approccio e' stato bilaterale, mentre nei rimanenti e' stato monolaterale. Il posizionamento dell'ago e la iniezione del cemento e' stata effettuata sempre sotto controllo scopico. Le quantita' di cemento iniettate sono state variabili a livello dorsale o lombare con volumi compresi tra 12 e 4 ml. Il cemento utilizzato e' a bassa viscosita' opacizzato con diossido di zirconio, tantalio o solfato di bario sterile. Risultati: I risultati sono stati sicuramente migliori nei pazienti affetti da osteoporosi e da angiomi vertebrali (successo nel 95% e 90% dei casi nel giro di 24-72 ore) rispetto ai pazienti affetti da neoplasie secondarie del rachide (successo del 77% dei casi). Abbiamo riscontrato fughe di cemento extravertebrali vascolari o discali in 39 pazienti ma solo in 2 casi tali fughe hanno determinato la comparsa di una sintomatologia clinica radicolare per diffusione epidurale. Non abbiamo riscontrato mai nella nostra esperienza fratture a vertebre adiacenti trattate con vertebroplastica. Discussione e conclusioni: Sebbene i primi casi di vertebroplastica siano stati effettuati per il trattamento degli angiomi vertebrali, si e' subito passati ad applicare tale tecnica anche al trattamento dei crolli vertebrali da osteoporosi o da lesioni secondarie. La RM svolge un ruolo chiave nella corretta selezione dei pazienti da trattare mentre la TC puo' essere utile per valutare l'integrita' del muro posteriore del metamero. La controindicazione assoluta e' data da infezioni sistemiche e locali mentre quelle relative dalla estensione epidurale della neoplasia, dalla vertebra plana, dalla presenza di segni clinici di interessamento mielico o radicolare e da eventuali disturbi della coagulazione. I risultati da noi ottenuti evidenziano un successo che e

  12. Multi-messenger Light Curves from Gamma-Ray Bursts in the Internal Shock Model

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    Bustamante, Mauricio [Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics (CCAPP), The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210 (United States); Heinze, Jonas; Winter, Walter [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Platanenallee 6, D-15738 Zeuthen (Germany); Murase, Kohta, E-mail: bustamanteramirez.1@osu.edu, E-mail: walter.winter@desy.de, E-mail: jonas.heinze@desy.de, E-mail: murase@psu.edu [Center for Particle and Gravitational Astrophysics, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA16802 (United States)

    2017-03-01

    Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are promising as sources of neutrinos and cosmic rays. In the internal shock scenario, blobs of plasma emitted from a central engine collide within a relativistic jet and form shocks, leading to particle acceleration and emission. Motivated by present experimental constraints and sensitivities, we improve the predictions of particle emission by investigating time-dependent effects from multiple shocks. We produce synthetic light curves with different variability timescales that stem from properties of the central engine. For individual GRBs, qualitative conclusions about model parameters, neutrino production efficiency, and delays in high-energy gamma-rays can be deduced from inspection of the gamma-ray light curves. GRBs with fast time variability without additional prominent pulse structure tend to be efficient neutrino emitters, whereas GRBs with fast variability modulated by a broad pulse structure can be inefficient neutrino emitters and produce delayed high-energy gamma-ray signals. Our results can be applied to quantitative tests of the GRB origin of ultra-high-energy cosmic rays, and have the potential to impact current and future multi-messenger searches.

  13. Arnold Sommerfeld. Atomic physicist and messenger of culture 1868-1951. A biography

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    Eckert, Michael

    2013-01-01

    Arnold Sommerfeld is beside Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, and Max Planck one of the founders of modern atomic and quantum theory. His career began in the 1890th years at the University of Goettingen, the world center of mathematics of that time. Since 1906 he created on the professorship for theoretical physics at the Munich university one of the most important schools of science, the students of which are well-known theorists of the atomic era like as the Nobel-price winners Hans Bethe, Peter Debye, Wolfgang Pauli, and Werner Heisenberg. He also developed far beyond his subject an unprecedented impact. He travelled as ''messenger of culture'' in many countries in order to advertise in the years after the first world war for the reputation of Germany as culture nation. By the nationalsocialism the Munich ''nursery of theoretical physics'' however was prepared an inglorious end, because Sommerfeld counted for a ''main propagandist of Jewish theories''. By the example of this life of a physicist also the eventful history of a whole subject.

  14. Second messenger production in avian medullary nephron segments in response to peptide hormones.

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    Goldstein, D L; Reddy, V; Plaga, K

    1999-03-01

    We examined the sites of peptide hormone activation within medullary nephron segments of the house sparrow (Passer domesticus) kidney by measuring rates of hormone-induced generation of cyclic nucleotide second messenger. Thin descending limbs, thick ascending limbs, and collecting ducts had baseline activity of adenylyl cyclase that resulted in cAMP accumulation of 207 +/- 56, 147 +/- 31, and 151 +/- 41 fmol. mm-1. 30 min-1, respectively. In all segments, this activity increased 10- to 20-fold in response to forskolin. Activity of adenylyl cyclase in the thin descending limb was stimulated approximately twofold by parathyroid hormone (PTH) but not by any of the other hormones tested [arginine vasotocin (AVT), glucagon, atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP), or isoproterenol, each at 10(-6) M]. Thick ascending limb was stimulated two- to threefold by both AVT and PTH; however, glucagon and isoproterenol had no effect, and ANP stimulated neither cAMP nor cGMP accumulation. Adenylyl cyclase activity in the collecting duct was stimulated fourfold by AVT but not by the other hormones; likewise, ANP did not stimulate cGMP accumulation in this segment. These data support a tubular action of AVT and PTH in the avian renal medulla.

  15. Solar system expansion and strong equivalence principle as seen by the NASA MESSENGER mission

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    Genova, Antonio; Mazarico, Erwan; Goossens, Sander; Lemoine, Frank G.; Neumann, Gregory A.; Smith, David E.; Zuber, Maria T.

    2018-01-01

    The NASA MESSENGER mission explored the innermost planet of the solar system and obtained a rich data set of range measurements for the determination of Mercury's ephemeris. Here we use these precise data collected over 7 years to estimate parameters related to general relativity and the evolution of the Sun. These results confirm the validity of the strong equivalence principle with a significantly refined uncertainty of the Nordtvedt parameter η = (-6.6 ± 7.2) × 10-5. By assuming a metric theory of gravitation, we retrieved the post-Newtonian parameter β = 1 + (-1.6 ± 1.8) × 10-5 and the Sun's gravitational oblateness, J2⊙J2⊙ = (2.246 ± 0.022) × 10-7. Finally, we obtain an estimate of the time variation of the Sun gravitational parameter, GM⊙°/GM⊙GM⊙°/GM⊙ = (-6.13 ± 1.47) × 10-14, which is consistent with the expected solar mass loss due to the solar wind and interior processes. This measurement allows us to constrain ∣∣G°∣∣/GG°/G to be <4 × 10-14 per year.

  16. Solar system expansion and strong equivalence principle as seen by the NASA MESSENGER mission.

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    Genova, Antonio; Mazarico, Erwan; Goossens, Sander; Lemoine, Frank G; Neumann, Gregory A; Smith, David E; Zuber, Maria T

    2018-01-18

    The NASA MESSENGER mission explored the innermost planet of the solar system and obtained a rich data set of range measurements for the determination of Mercury's ephemeris. Here we use these precise data collected over 7 years to estimate parameters related to general relativity and the evolution of the Sun. These results confirm the validity of the strong equivalence principle with a significantly refined uncertainty of the Nordtvedt parameter η = (-6.6 ± 7.2) × 10 -5 . By assuming a metric theory of gravitation, we retrieved the post-Newtonian parameter β = 1 + (-1.6 ± 1.8) × 10 -5 and the Sun's gravitational oblateness, [Formula: see text] = (2.246 ± 0.022) × 10 -7 . Finally, we obtain an estimate of the time variation of the Sun gravitational parameter, [Formula: see text] = (-6.13 ± 1.47) × 10 -14 , which is consistent with the expected solar mass loss due to the solar wind and interior processes. This measurement allows us to constrain [Formula: see text] to be <4 × 10 -14 per year.

  17. Cyclic GMP-AMP as an Endogenous Second Messenger in Innate Immune Signaling by Cytosolic DNA.

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    Kato, Kazuki; Omura, Hiroki; Ishitani, Ryuichiro; Nureki, Osamu

    2017-06-20

    The innate immune system functions as the first line of defense against invading bacteria and viruses. In this context, the cGAS/STING [cyclic guanosine monophosphate (GMP)-adenosine monophosphate (AMP) synthase/STING] signaling axis perceives the nonself DNA associated with bacterial and viral infections, as well as the leakage of self DNA by cellular dysfunction and stresses, to elicit the host's immune responses. In this pathway, the noncanonical cyclic dinucleotide 2',3'-cyclic GMP-AMP (2',3'-cGAMP) functions as a second messenger for signal transduction: 2',3'-cGAMP is produced by the enzyme cGAS upon its recognition of double-stranded DNA, and then the 2',3'-cGAMP is recognized by the receptor STING to induce the phosphorylation of downstream factors, including TBK1 (TANK binding kinase 1) and IRF3 (interferon regulatory factor 3). Numerous crystal structures of the components of this cGAS/STING signaling axis have been reported and these clarify the structural basis for their signal transduction mechanisms. In this review, we summarize recent progress made in the structural dissection of this signaling pathway and indicate possible directions of forthcoming research.

  18. Disturbances in lipid second messengers generation by stimulated blood lymphocytes in breast cancer

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    Galstyan H. M.

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Aim. The main objective of this study was the comparative investigation of diverse lipid second messenger (LSM generation by human peripheral blood lymphocytes (HPBL at different (5, 10, 30 and 60 s time points of cell co-stimulation by anti-CD3 and anti-CD28 monoclonal antibodies in norm and breast cancer (BC. Methods. Ficoll-Hypaque gradient centrifugation. Results. The data obtained indicate that some mechanisms of LSM generation/utilization in stimulated crude HPBL were significantly altered in BC compared to norm. Particularly, the reliable generation of arachidonyl-1,2-diacylglycerol (1,2-DAG at the initial step (5 s of cell stimulation observed in norm was depressed in BC and reached the value below the basal level in unstimulated cells. It is important that the disturbances in 1,2-DAG formation in HPBL obtained from patients with BC were identical with those observed earlier in other forms of cancer. Conclusions. We conclude that the regularities revealed are common characteristics for all the types of malignancy studied and can be used as additional testing parameters for cancer definition and individual correction of the chemotherapy programs for disease treatment

  19. A Bayesian approach to multi-messenger astronomy: identification of gravitational-wave host galaxies

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    Fan, XiLong; Messenger, Christopher; Heng, Ik Siong

    2014-01-01

    We present a general framework for incorporating astrophysical information into Bayesian parameter estimation techniques used by gravitational wave data analysis to facilitate multi-messenger astronomy. Since the progenitors of transient gravitational wave events, such as compact binary coalescences, are likely to be associated with a host galaxy, improvements to the source sky location estimates through the use of host galaxy information are explored. To demonstrate how host galaxy properties can be included, we simulate a population of compact binary coalescences and show that for ∼8.5% of simulations within 200 Mpc, the top 10 most likely galaxies account for a ∼50% of the total probability of hosting a gravitational wave source. The true gravitational wave source host galaxy is in the top 10 galaxy candidates ∼10% of the time. Furthermore, we show that by including host galaxy information, a better estimate of the inclination angle of a compact binary gravitational wave source can be obtained. We also demonstrate the flexibility of our method by incorporating the use of either the B or K band into our analysis.

  20. POEMMA (Probe Of Extreme Multi-Messenger Astrophysics) Science and Design

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    Olinto, Angela V.; Perkins, Jeremy S.; POEMMA Collaboration

    2018-01-01

    In this poster we describe the preliminary design of POEMMA (Probe Of Extreme Multi-Messenger Astrophysics). The two satellites flying in formation consists of an innovative Schmidt telescope design optimized for low energy threshold and large geometry factor for observations. The 4 meter mirror was designed to fit in a dual manifest launch vehicle. A novel corrector lens and fast optics are design to optimized the full field of view to 45 degrees. The large focal surface will be populated by two systems: a multi-anode PMT (MAPMT) array for fluorescence detection and a Silicon PM (SiPM) array for Cherenkov detection around the limb of the Earth. At an altitude of 525 km, the LEO orbit will have a 28.5o inclination the mission can be launched from KSC and have a mission life of 3 years with a 5 year goal. The mission will improve by orders of magnitude the observations of ultra-high energy cosmic rays above tens of EeV and search for neutrinos above tens of PeVs.

  1. FMRP acts as a key messenger for dopamine modulation in the forebrain.

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    Wang, Hansen; Wu, Long-Jun; Kim, Susan S; Lee, Frank J S; Gong, Bo; Toyoda, Hiroki; Ren, Ming; Shang, Yu-Ze; Xu, Hui; Liu, Fang; Zhao, Ming-Gao; Zhuo, Min

    2008-08-28

    The fragile X mental retardation protein (FMRP) is an RNA-binding protein that controls translational efficiency and regulates synaptic plasticity. Here, we report that FMRP is involved in dopamine (DA) modulation of synaptic potentiation. AMPA glutamate receptor subtype 1 (GluR1) surface expression and phosphorylation in response to D1 receptor stimulation were reduced in cultured Fmr1(-/-) prefrontal cortex (PFC) neurons. Furthermore, D1 receptor signaling was impaired, accompanied by D1 receptor hyperphosphorylation at serine sites and subcellular redistribution of G protein-coupled receptor kinase 2 (GRK2) in both PFC and striatum of Fmr1(-/-) mice. FMRP interacted with GRK2, and pharmacological inhibition of GRK2 rescued D1 receptor signaling in Fmr1(-/-) neurons. Finally, D1 receptor agonist partially rescued hyperactivity and enhanced the motor function of Fmr1(-/-) mice. Our study has identified FMRP as a key messenger for DA modulation in the forebrain and may provide insights into the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying fragile X syndrome.

  2. Phloroglucinol functions as an intracellular and intercellular chemical messenger influencing gene expression in Pseudomonas protegens.

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    Clifford, Jennifer C; Buchanan, Alex; Vining, Oliver; Kidarsa, Teresa A; Chang, Jeff H; McPhail, Kerry L; Loper, Joyce E

    2016-10-01

    Bacteria can be both highly communicative and highly competitive in natural habitats and antibiotics are thought to play a role in both of these processes. The soil bacterium Pseudomonas protegens Pf-5 produces a spectrum of antibiotics, two of which, pyoluteorin and 2,4-diacetylphloroglucinol (DAPG), function in intracellular and intercellular communication, both as autoinducers of their own production. Here, we demonstrate that phloroglucinol, an intermediate in DAPG biosynthesis, can serve as an intercellular signal influencing the expression of pyoluteorin biosynthesis genes, the production of pyoluteorin, and inhibition of Pythium ultimum, a phytopathogenic oomycete sensitive to pyoluteorin. Through analysis of RNAseq data sets, we show that phloroglucinol had broad effects on the transcriptome of Pf-5, significantly altering the transcription of more than two hundred genes. The effects of nanomolar versus micromolar concentrations of phloroglucinol differed both quantitatively and qualitatively, influencing the expression of distinct sets of genes or having opposite effects on transcript abundance of certain genes. Therefore, our results support the concept of hormesis, a phenomenon associated with signalling molecules that elicit distinct responses at different concentrations. Phloroglucinol is the first example of an intermediate of antibiotic biosynthesis that functions as a chemical messenger influencing gene expression in P. protegens. © 2015 Society for Applied Microbiology and John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  3. Multi-messenger light curves from gamma-ray bursts in the internal shock model

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    Bustamante, Mauricio [Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH (United States). Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics (CCAPP); Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH (United States). Dept. of Physics; Murase, Kohta [Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA (United States). Center for Particle and Gravitational Astrophysics; Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA (United States). Dept. of Astronomy and Astrophysics; Winter, Walter [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Zeuthen (Germany)

    2016-06-15

    Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are promising as sources of neutrinos and cosmic rays. In the internal shock scenario, blobs of plasma emitted from a central engine collide within a relativistic jet and form shocks, leading to particle acceleration and emission. Motivated by present experimental constraints and sensitivities, we improve the predictions of particle emission by investigating time-dependent effects from multiple shocks. We produce synthetic light curves with different variability timescales that stem from properties of the central engine. For individual GRBs, qualitative conclusions about model parameters, neutrino production efficiency, and delays in high-energy gamma rays can be deduced from inspection of the gamma-ray light curves. GRBs with fast time variability without additional prominent pulse structure tend to be efficient neutrino emitters, whereas GRBs with fast variability modulated by a broad pulse structure tend to be inefficient neutrino emitters and produce delayed high-energy gamma-ray signals. Our results can be applied to quantitative tests of the GRB origin of ultra-high-energy cosmic rays, and have the potential to impact current and future multi-messenger searches.

  4. The Gravity Field, Orientation, and Ephemeris of Mercury from MESSENGER Observations After Three Years in Orbit

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    Mazarico, Erwan M.; Genova, Antonio; Goossens, Sander; Lemoine, Gregory; Neumann, Gregory A.; Zuber, Maria T.; Smith, David E.; Solomon, Sean C.

    2014-01-01

    We have analyzed three years of radio tracking data from the MESSENGER spacecraft in orbit around Mercury and determined the gravity field, planetary orientation, and ephemeris of the innermost planet. With improvements in spatial coverage, force modeling, and data weighting, we refined an earlier global gravity field both in quality and resolution, and we present here a spherical harmonic solution to degree and order 50. In this field, termed HgM005, uncertainties in low-degree coefficients are reduced by an order of magnitude relative to the earlier global field, and we obtained a preliminary value of the tidal Love number k(sub 2) of 0.451+/-0.014. We also estimated Mercury's pole position, and we obtained an obliquity value of 2.06 +/- 0.16 arcmin, in good agreement with analysis of Earth-based radar observations. From our updated rotation period (58.646146 +/- 0.000011 days) and Mercury ephemeris, we verified experimentally the planet's 3: 2 spin-orbit resonance to greater accuracy than previously possible. We present a detailed analysis of the HgM005 covariance matrix, and we describe some near-circular frozen orbits around Mercury that could be advantageous for future exploration.

  5. Large Impact Basins on Mercury: Global Distribution, Characteristics, and Modification History from MESSENGER Orbital Data

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    Fassett, Caleb I.; Head, James W.; Baker, David M. H.; Zuber, Maria T.; Neumann, Gregory A.; Solomon, Sean C.; Klimczak, Christian; Strom, Robert G.; Chapman, Clark R.; Prockter, Louise M.; hide

    2012-01-01

    The formation of large impact basins (diameter D greater than or equal to 300 km) was an important process in the early evolution of Mercury and influenced the planet's topography, stratigraphy, and crustal structure. We catalog and characterize this basin population on Mercury from global observations by the MESSENGER spacecraft, and we use the new data to evaluate basins suggested on the basis of the Mariner 10 flybys. Forty-two certain or probable impact basins are recognized a few additional basins that may have been degraded to the point of ambiguity are plausible on the basis of new data but are classified as uncertain. The spatial density of large basins (D greater than or equal to 500 km) on Mercury is lower than that on the Moon. Morphological characteristics of basins on Mercury suggest that on average they are more degraded than lunar basins. These observations are consistent with more efficient modification, degradation, and obliteration of the largest basins on Mercury than on the Moon. This distinction may be a result of differences in the basin formation process (producing fewer rings), greater relaxation of topography after basin formation (subduing relief), and/or higher rates of volcanism during the period of heavy bombardment on Mercury compared to the Moon (burying basin rings and interiors).

  6. ANALISIS PREFERENSI KONSUMEN DALAM PENGGUNAAN SOCIAL MESSENGER DI KOTA BANDUNG TAHUN 2014 (Studi Kasus : LINE, KAKAOTALK, WECHAT, WHATSAPP

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    Full Text Available Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui “preferensi konsumen dalam penggunaan Social Messenger di kota Bandung”. Metode yang digunakan dalam penelitian ini adalah metode eksploratif dan deskriptif, dengan meng- gunakan teknik Nonprobability sampling dan purposive sampling, dengan jumlah sampel 384 responden. Analisis data yang digunakan adalah Conjoint Analysis. Hasil penelitian ini menunjukan bahwa keseluruhan responden menjadikan atribut fasilitas fi tur sebagai preferensi utama dalam memilih social messenger dengan nilai kepentingan tertinggi yaitu 48.361% dan level tertinggi yang menjadi preferensi fasilitas fi tur adalah free chat dengan nilai kepentingan sebesar 0.603% dan atribut desain sesuai kebutuhan pelanggan sebagai atribut terendah dengan nilai kepentingan 15.256% dan level ter- tinggi yang menjadi preferensi desain sesuai kebutuhan pelanggan adalah memiliki tampilan yang menarik dengan nilai kepentingan sebesar 0.078%.

  7. Aperture eutanasiche e aporie nel documento del Cortile dei Gentili “Linee propositive per un diritto della relazione di cura e delle decisioni di fine vita”

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    Tommaso Scandroglio

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available SOMMARIO: 1. L’oggetto del presente contributo - 2. Bene vita e ordinamento giuridico - 3. Il Cortile dei Gentili apre all’eutanasia - 4. Pianificazione condivisa di cure e Dichiarazioni anticipate - 5. Profili di criticità delle D.a.t.

  8. La qualità dell'eLearning Un approccio qualitativo per l'analisi dei feedback degli studenti e dei docenti

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    Patrizia Ghislandi

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available La discussione sulla qualità dell'eLearning accademico si sta orientando verso una critica dei modelli di qualità più legati alla produzione industriale, che sono principalmente fondati sulla conformità a standards prestabiliti, i quali a loro volta richiedono generalmente metodi di valutazione quantitativi (Ehlers & Schneckenberg, 2010, Ghislandi, 2008, 2012. In ambito formativo questo implica una visione molto centrata sui risultati (outputs e sull'impatto (outcomes, con scarsa attenzione ai processi. Una visione innovativa della qualità richiede la profonda comprensione di elementi contestuali complessi, delle interazioni e dimensioni relazionali spesso invisibili dagli strumenti quantitativi; e, soprattutto, della generazione di logiche partecipate che aumentino la consapevolezza degli attori coinvolti nei processi che portano alla qualità del modello formativo. In questo lavoro, attraverso la presentazione di uno studio di caso di formazione continua blended, viene introdotto un approccio per il monitoraggio della qualità dell'eLearning. Tale approccio predilige metodologie di analisi qualitativa e partecipata, basate sulla riflessione e  sull’utilizzo di rubric per l’analisi dell’attività formativa. Tale approccio, secondo le autrici, risulta coerente sia dal punto di vista metodologico sia da quello epistemologico, con una nuova visione della qualità come processo continuo di riflessione sulla valutazione dell'esperienza formativa alla scoperta del senso e dei valori portanti della stessa.

  9. La stesura della procedura generale nell'ambito dell'applicazione della norma UNI EN ISO 9001: 2000 alle direzioni Sanitarie di presidio dell'Azienda Ospedaliera G. Salvini di Garbagnate Milanese

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    A. Ilardo

    2003-05-01

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    Obiettivi: creare una migliore omogeneizzazione e un linguaggio comune per un modus operandi, dove possibile, univoco tra i diversi Presidi che compongono l’Azienda; fornire il mezzo di confronto e di scambio di informazioni.

    Metodi: il percorso verso la Certificazione ISO 9001:2000 delle Direzioni Sanitarie di Presidio è stato suddiviso in fasi documentali di carattere descrittivo, condivise tra i gruppi di lavoro appositamente costituiti all’interno delle Direzioni, e altre applicative, proprie di ogni Presidio. La stesura della Procedura Generale, iniziata con l’individuazione di tutti i processi lavorativi e con la selezione tra essi di quelli che per primi dovranno essere certificati fa parte della fase documentale. I gruppi di lavoro di ogni Presidio oltre alle riunioni a cui partecipavano solo i rappresentanti per qualità delle tre Direzioni di Presidio sono stati anche coinvolti in incontri estesi ai settori Aziendali già certificati. Scopo di questi ultimi incontri era la presentazione della Vision 2000 e la condivisione di esperienze tra i “certificati e i non certificati”.

    Risultati: un importante risultato della fase documentale è stato l’elaborazione della Procedura Generale/PRG nelle cui pagine sono descritti: lo Scopo e il campo di applicazione; i Riferimenti (Norme e linee Guida di riferimento, Abbreviazioni, Definizioni; Responsabilità; Presentazione e Obiettivi della Direzione Sanitaria; Organigramma dell’Unità; Organizzazione dell’Unità; Descrizione dei processi suddivisi in: Fase, Attività, Documenti del Sistema Qualità; Allegati. Non ultimo va ricordato che la descrizione dei processi nella PRG, facilità l’individuazione di indicatori.

    Conclusioni: la PRG è uno strumento guida, che partendo dall’analisi e dalla revisione dell’Organizzazione da certificare, coinvolge il personale a tutti

  10. Organization and information and communication technologies. Internal communication as support of ENEA's improvement and innovation; Organizzazione e tecnologie dell'informazione e della comunicazione (OICT). La comunicazione interna a supporto del cambiamento e dell'innovazione in ENEA

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    D' Arcangelo, D; Malizia, P [Libera Universita' Maria SS. Assunta, Facolta' di Lettere e Filosofia, Rome (Italy); Di Marco, R A [ENEA, Funzione Centrale Informatica, Sede Centrale, Rome (Italy)

    2000-07-01

    Today's globalization, technological innovation and new normative-institutional context (the reform of the Civil Service tending towards bureaucratical simplification and a restructuring of public works) make for a stronger stimulus for change in terms of organization. Communication culture and climate, which can be described as soft variables, take on great importance as determining the identity and internal image of the organization. The definition of roles and responsibilities, working surroundings, levels of information, credibility of the information itself, communication content and channels, degree of and delegation of responsibility, staff management policy, the training system, union relations, all of these are variables which must necessarily be administered with a view to greater adherence to the criteria of organizational economics. Internal communication takes on a key role in the construction, modification and promotion of a new organizational identity, coherent with the strategic objectives that the corporation has set itself. The specific features of the internal telematic network of the organization (Intra ENEA) are its interactivity and multimediality; the employment of this type of communication can be conceived as use of an instrument for definition and circulation of a multitude of products/services, directed to the satisfaction of the needs of information and communication of the internal customer, all within the viewpoint of internal marketing. [Italian] La globalizzazione, l'innovazione tecnologica, il nuovo contesto normativo-istituzionale (la riforma della Pubblica Amministrazione volta alla semplificazione amministrativa e alla riorganizzazione del lavoro pubblico) costituiscono, oggi, per l'organizzazione, un piu' forte stimolo al cambiamento. Grande importanza assumono la cultura ed il clima comunicazionale, variabili definibili soft, che determinano l'identita' e l'immagine interna dell'organizzazione. La comunicazione interna assume

  11. Mobile weatherstation

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    Hahn, H.; Koutny, P.; Schwabach, H.; Eisenwagner, H.

    1981-01-01

    A mobile weatherstation is described which allows to measure the following parameters: airtemperature, relative humidity, winddirection and windspeed. The station consists of three main units: the central station METEODAT, the multiplexer and the weather measure tower with the sensors. The measured data are displayed in digital form in the central unit and can be printed on a teletype. The power supply is either 220 Volt AC or 24 Volt DC. (author)

  12. Shopping Orientation And Sales Promotion On Sales Purchase Intention At Blackberry Messenger Group Clothing Sales In Manado

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    Suratman, Richo Eko

    2015-01-01

    Online shopping becomes a new phenomenon in the society due to the various benefits offered. Blackberry Messenger (BBM) as a chatting application began to be used by marketer to promote their products and to attract customers through the BBM group of online shop. People in Manado tend to fashionable, stylish, up to date about the trend, and consumptive, and therefore affect the consumer purchase intention. There are some factors which affect sales purchase intention some of them are shopping ...

  13. Synaptic plasticity in the medial vestibular nuclei: role of glutamate receptors and retrograde messengers in rat brainstem slices.

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    Grassi, S; Pettorossi, V E

    2001-08-01

    The analysis of cellular-molecular events mediating synaptic plasticity within vestibular nuclei is an attempt to explain the mechanisms underlying vestibular plasticity phenomena. The present review is meant to illustrate the main results, obtained in vitro, on the mechanisms underlying long-term changes in synaptic strength within the medial vestibular nuclei. The synaptic plasticity phenomena taking place at the level of vestibular nuclei could be useful for adapting and consolidating the efficacy of vestibular neuron responsiveness to environmental requirements, as during visuo-vestibular recalibration and vestibular compensation. Following a general introduction on the most salient features of vestibular compensation and visuo-vestibular adaptation, which are two plastic events involving neuronal circuitry within the medial vestibular nuclei, the second and third sections describe the results from rat brainstem slice studies, demonstrating the possibility to induce long-term potentiation and depression in the medial vestibular nuclei, following high frequency stimulation of the primary vestibular afferents. In particular the mechanisms sustaining the induction and expression of vestibular long-term potentiation and depression, such as the role of various glutamate receptors and retrograde messengers have been described. The relevant role of the interaction between the platelet-activating factor, acting as a retrograde messenger, and the presynaptic metabotropic glutamate receptors, in determining the full expression of vestibular long-term potentiation is also underlined. In addition, the mechanisms involved in vestibular long-term potentiation have been compared with those leading to long-term potentiation in the hippocampus to emphasize the most significant differences emerging from vestibular studies. The fourth part, describes recent results demonstrating the essential role of nitric oxide, another retrograde messenger, in the induction of vestibular

  14. Structural Mobility, Exchange Mobility and Subgroup Consistent Mobility Measurement – US–German Mobility Measurements Revisited

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    C. SCHLUTER; D. VAN DE GAER

    2008-01-01

    We formalize the concept of structural mobility and use the framework of subgroup consistent mobility measurement to derive a relative and an absolute measure of mobility that is increasing both in upward structural mobility and exchange mobility. In our empirical illustration, we contribute substantively to the ongoing debate about mobility rankings between the USA and Germany.

  15. Lumbar sympathectomy under CT guidance: therapeutic option in critical limb ischaemia; la simpaticolisi TC guidata: alternativa terapeutica delle ischemie critiche

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    Pieri, Stefano; Agresti, Paolo [Az. Osp. S. Camillo-Forlanini, Roma (Italy). U.O. di radiologia vascolare ed interventistica; Ialongo, Pasquale; Fedeli, Stefano [Radiologia diagnostica Busi, Roma (Italy); Di Cesare, Fabio; Ricci, Guiseppe [Az. Osp. S. Camillo-Forlanini, Roma (Italy). Chirurgia vascolare

    2005-04-01

    simpaticectomia lombare e un'opzione terapeutica complementare, destinata a quei pazienti con grave arteriopatia perierica degli srti inferiori, allo stadio terminale, che presentino dolore a riposo e gagrena e che non vengano riconosciuti idonei per un tentativo di rivascolarizzazione chirurgica. La simpatectomia lombare chirurgica, con tecnica tradizionale, e stata ampiamente utilizzata in passato, ma, in virtu dell'invasivita, e stata nel tempo accantonata a favore delle tecniche percutanee, anche se recentemente sono stati riportati casi di trattamento con tecnica laparoscopica. La simpaticectomia lombare percutanea e invece un'opzione terapeutica sicura, poco costosa e facilmente disponibile. Riportiamo la nostra esperienza su 19 casi, eseguiti sotto controllo TC. Materiale e metodi: Tra il 1998 e il 2002, la procedura di simpaticolisi percutanea sotto controllo TC e stata effettuata in 19 pazienti. Tutti i pazienti presentavano un'arteriopatia degli arti inferiori al IV stadio di Fontaine, con dolore a riposo e gangrena; non erano stati considerati idonei per un tentativo di rivascolarizzazione chirurgica. Due aghi da 22 G, lunghi 15 cm, sono stati utilizzati per iniettare fenolo a livello di L2 e L4. I segni dell'interruzione dell'attivita simpatica compaiono 2'-15' dopo la procedura e comprendono calore e arrossamento. Risultati: La procedura si e rivelata semplice, sicura, ben tollerata dai pazienti, con una bassa percentuale di complicanze. Dei 19 pazienti, 9 (47.3%) hanno mostrato un miglioramento del quadro clinico, mentre 5 hanno fatto registrare un peggioramento della loro condizione ischemica nei mesi successivi. Discussione: I risultati suggeriscono che la procedura di simpaticectomia lombare percutanea e in grado di causare un blocco del plesso simpatico nei pazienti con un'arteriopatia degli arti inferiori in fase avanzata. L'assistenza fornita dalla TC consente un'elevata precisione nella somministrazione

  16. MESSENGER, MErcury: Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging; A Mission to Orbit and Explore the Planet Mercury

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    1999-01-01

    MESSENGER is a scientific mission to Mercury. Understanding this extraordinary planet and the forces that have shaped it is fundamental to understanding the processes that have governed the formation, evolution, and dynamics of the terrestrial planets. MESSENGER is a MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry and Ranging mission to orbit Mercury for one Earth year after completing two flybys of that planet following two flybys of Venus. The necessary flybys return significant new data early in the mission, while the orbital phase, guided by the flyby data, enables a focused scientific investigation of this least-studied terrestrial planet. Answers to key questions about Mercury's high density, crustal composition and structure, volcanic history, core structure, magnetic field generation, polar deposits, exosphere, overall volatile inventory, and magnetosphere are provided by an optimized set of miniaturized space instruments. Our goal is to gain new insight into the formation and evolution of the solar system, including Earth. By traveling to the inner edge of the solar system and exploring a poorly known world, MESSENGER fulfills this quest.

  17. Archeologia delle risorse: tra archeologia ambientale, ecologia storica e archeologia rurale / Archaeology of resources: between environmental archaeology, historical ecology and rural archaeology

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    Carlo Alessandro Montanari

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Il contributo, attraverso la discussione di alcuni casi di studio, prova ad esemplificare gli approcci del Laboratorio di Archeologia e Storia Ambientale (Dafist-Distav dell’Università di Genova allo studio delle aree rurali, insediate e non insediate. Oggetto principale delle ricerche è il tentativo di ricostruire, con un approccio analitico fortemente contestuale, le pratiche storiche di gestione e attivazione delle risorse ambientali (e le pratiche e i saperi naturalistici locali legati a tali pratiche a partire dal riconoscimento delle loro tracce archeologico-ambientali e attraverso gli apporti dell’archeologia, dell’archeobotanica, dell’ecologia storica e della ricerca documentaria. Gli esempi si concentrano su alcune tracce, riferibili per lo più a pratiche multiple di gestione delle risorse agro-silvo-pastorali (praterie alberate e boschi pascolati, agricoltura temporanea e uso del fuoco, colture permanenti e attività di pascolo, studiate in diverse aree dell’Appennino Ligure e riferibili a cronologie per lo più medievali e postmedievali. This contribution, through the discussion of case studies, tries to illustrate the study approach of the Laboratory of Environmental Archaeology and History (Dafist-Distav,University of Genoa to rural areas settled and not settled. The main object of the research is an attempt to reconstruct, with a strongly contextual analytical approach, historical practices of management and activation of environmental resources (and the practices and naturalistic knowledge related to such practices, starting from the analysis of their archaeological environmental evidence and through the contributions of archaeology, archaeobotany, historical ecology and documentary research. The examples focus on traces, related mostly to multiple practices of management of agro-forestry-pastoral resources (grazed wooded grassland and grazed woodland, temporary agriculture and use of fire, permanent crops and

  18. Caratterizzazione genetica di alcune popolazioni di cinghiale (Sus scrofa dell'Italia meridionale

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    M.F. Caliendo

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available In Italia il Cinghiale ha subito varie oscillazioni numeriche per immissioni d?esemplari provenienti soprattutto dall'est europeo o da paesi vicini (Massei & Toso, 1993 e incrocio con esemplari di maiale domestico, allevato allo stato brado o semi brado in molte zone d'Italia (Apollonio et al., 1988. Questi fattori sono stati responsabili anche di un impoverimento genetico della forma autoctona italiana Sus scrofa meridionalis e majori che sembrano persistere solo in Sardegna e Maremma (Apollonio et al., 1988. Tra le riserve in cui si ritiene possano trovarsi popolazioni ancora integre, figura la tenuta presidenziale di Castelporziano (Roma. Prendendo spunto da questo lavoro, con il nostro contributo riportiamo i risultati, a livello genetico, della ibridazione con il maiale da parte di cinghiali della Campania, basato sul DNA microsatellite di 4 loci polimorfi. Sono state studiate 9 popolazioni (allevate e libere, usando per riferimenti maiali allo stato brado e cinghiali di Castelporziano. Dall?analisi delle frequenze alleliche è stato eseguito il test di assignment (implementato in una sub routine del software Arlequin 2.0 che individua la possibile origine di un individuo, rispetto ad una rosa di probabili popolazioni di riferimento (Paetkau et al., 1998. Con i risultati del test di assignment si è costruito il grafico log-log genotype, rappresentato da un piano individuato dalle due variabili di riferimento (cinghiale e maiale brado. Le popolazioni esaminate evidenziano una generalizzata distribuzione a cavallo tra i due riferimenti con individui geneticamente simili al cinghiale ed altri al maiale. Questa ripartizione simmetrica è molto evidente nel caso dei cinghiali catturati a Punta Licosa e in quelli dell?allevamento di Polla. La distribuzione dei genotipi sul piano è spesso dispersa, ad eccezione dei cinghiali della Valle del Vento e quelli di Monteverde (individui

  19. Intra and interobserver variability of renal allograft ultrasound volume and resistive index measurements; Variabilita' intra- ed interoperatore delle misure ecografiche del volume e dell'indice di resistenza del rene trapiantato

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    Mancini, Marcello; Liuzzi, Raffaele [CNR, Napoli (Italy). Istituto di biostrutture e bioimmagini; Daniele, Stefania; Raffio, Teresa; Salvatore, Marco [Napoli Univ., Napoli (Italy). Dipartimento di diagnostica per immagini; Sabbatini, Massimo; Cianciaruso, Bruno [Napoli Univ., Napoli (Italy). Istituto di nefrologia medica; Ferrara, Liberato Aldo [Napoli Univ., Napoli (Italy). Dipartimento di medicina clinica e sperimentale

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    Purpose: Aim of the presents study was to evaluate the repeatability and reproducibility of the Doppler Resistive Index (R.I.) and the Ultrasound renal volume measurement in renal transplants. Materials and methods: Twenty -six consecutive patients (18 men, 8 women) mean age of 42,8{+-}12,4 years (M{+-}SD)(range 22-65 years) were studied twice by each of two trained sonographers using a color Doppler ultrasound scanner. Twelve of them had a normal allograft function (defined as stable serum creatinine levels {<=}123,76 {mu}mol/L), whilst the remaining 14 had decreased allograft function (serum creatinine 132.6-265.2 {mu}mol/L). Results were given as mean of 6 measurements performed at upper, middle and lower pole of the kidney. Intra- and interobserver variability was assessed by the repeatability coefficient and coefficient of variation (CV). Results: Regarding Resistive Index measurement, repeatability coefficient was between 0.04 and 0.06 and the coefficient of variation was <5%. The analysis of the Student's test did not show any significant difference between the measurements (t=0.15; p=0.87 n.s.). A good reproducibility was also detected in US measurements of renal length and volume. Conclusions: These results suggest that Color Doppler Resistive Index measurements of renal allograft and Ultrasound renal volume measurements are repeatable and reproducible. [Italian] Scopo: Valutare la ripetibilit� e la riproducibilit� delle misurazioni ecografiche dell'Indice di Resistenza (I.R.) e del volume del rene trapiantato. Materiale e metodi: Ventisei pazienti (18 uomini, 8 donne) con et� media di 42,8{+-}12,4 anni (M{+-}SD)(range 22-65 anni) sono stati studiati consecutivamente due volte con eco-color-Doppler da due ecografisti esperti. Dodici pazienti avevano funzione renale normale (livello serico di creatina stabilmente {<=}123,76 {mu}mol/L, i rimanenti 14 avevano una lieve e stabile disfunzione del rene trapiantato (creatina serica 132.6-265.2 {mu

  20. The MESSENGER mission to Mercury: new insights into geological processes and evolution

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    Head, James W., III; Solomon, Sean C.; McNutt, Ralph L., Jr.; Blewett, David T.; Chapman, Clark R.; Domingue, Deborah L.; Evans, Larry G.; Gillis-Davis, Jeffrey J.; Hawkins, S. Edward, III; Helbert, Jörn; Holsclaw, Gregory M.; Izenberg, Noam R.; McClintock, William E.; McCoy, Timothy J.; Merline, William J.; Murchie, Scott L.; Nittler, Larrz R.; Phillips, Roger J.; Prockter, Louise M.; Robinson, Mark S.; Sprague, Ann L.; Strom, Robert G.; Vilas, Faith; Watters, Thomas R.; Zuber, Maria T.

    2008-09-01

    The MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) mission, a part of NASA's Discovery Program, was designed to answer six questions [1]: (1) What planetary formational processes led to Mercury's high ratio of metal to silicate? (2) What is the geological history of Mercury? (3) What are the nature and origin of Mercury's magnetic field? (4) What are the structure and state of Mercury's core? (5) What are the radar-reflective materials at Mercury's poles? (6) What are the important volatile species and their sources and sinks near Mercury? MESSENGER is currently midway through a complex interplanetary cruise phase that involves three flybys of Mercury. The first of these, on 14 January 2008, provided important new information relating to several of the questions above [2-13]. Here we summarize observations made during the flyby that are most relevant to new insights about geological processes that have operated on Mercury and implications for the planet's history [3, 8-13]. The instruments that provided the most direct information on the geological history of Mercury during this first encounter were the Mercury Dual Imaging System (MDIS) [14], the Mercury Atmospheric and Surface Composition Spectrometer (MASCS) [15], and the Mercury Laser Altimeter (MLA) [16]. Among the many specific questions remaining following the Mariner 10 mission to Mercury (1974- 1975) were (1) the level of mineralogical and compositional diversity of the crust, which appeared relatively bland in Mariner 10 data, (2) the nature of the rest of the huge Caloris impact basin seen only partially in Mariner 10 images, (3) the origin of the extensive plains observed on the surface (ponded impact ejecta or extrusive lava flows?), (4) the diversity and global distribution of tectonic features that have deformed the crust and their implications for strain as a function of time, and (5) the bombardment chronology and geological history of Mercury [1, 17-19]. The viewing