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  1. Characterization of the gila monster (Heloderma suspectum suspectum) venom proteome.

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    Sanggaard, Kristian W; Dyrlund, Thomas F; Thomsen, Line R; Nielsen, Tania A; Brøndum, Lars; Wang, Tobias; Thøgersen, Ida B; Enghild, Jan J

    2015-03-18

    The archetypical venomous lizard species are the helodermatids, the gila monsters (Heloderma suspectum) and the beaded lizards (Heloderma horridum). In the present study, the gila monster venom proteome was characterized using 2D-gel electrophoresis and tandem mass spectrometry-based de novo peptide sequencing followed by protein identification based on sequence homology. A total of 39 different proteins were identified out of the 58 selected spots that represent the major constituents of venom. Of these proteins, 19 have not previously been identified in helodermatid venom. The data showed that helodermatid venom is complex and that this complexity is caused by genetic isoforms and post-translational modifications including proteolytic processing. In addition, the venom proteome analysis revealed that the major constituents of the gila monster venom are kallikrein-like serine proteinases (EC 3.4.21) and phospholipase A2 (type III) enzymes (EC 3.1.1.4). A neuroendocrine convertase 1 homolog that most likely converts the proforms of the previously identified bioactive exendins into the mature and active forms was identified suggesting that these peptide toxins are secreted as proforms that are activated by proteolytic cleavage following secretion as opposed to being activated intracellularly. The presented global protein identification-analysis provides the first overview of the helodermatid venom composition. The helodermatid lizards are the classical venomous lizards, and the pharmacological potential of the venom from these species has been known for years; best illustrated by the identification of exendin-4, which is now used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Despite the potential, no global analyses of the protein components in the venom exist. A hindrance is the lack of a genome sequence because it prevents protein identification using a conventional approach where MS data are searched against predicted protein sequences based on the genome sequence

  2. Characterization of the gila monster (Heloderma suspectum suspectum) venom proteome

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    Sanggaard, Kristian Wejse; Dyrlund, Thomas Franck; Thomsen, Line Rold

    2015-01-01

    of venom. Of these proteins, 19 have not previously been identified in helodermatid venom. The data showed that helodermatid venom is complex and that this complexity is caused by genetic isoforms and post-translational modifications including proteolytic processing. In addition, the venom proteome...... analysis revealed that the major constituents of the gila monster venom are kallikrein-like serine proteinases (EC 3.4.21) and phospholipase A2 (type III) enzymes (EC 3.1.1.4). A neuroendocrine convertase 1 homolog that most likely converts the proforms of the previously identified bioactive exendins...... into the mature and active forms was identified suggesting that these peptide toxins are secreted as proforms that are activated by proteolytic cleavage following secretion as opposed to being activated intracellularly. The presented global protein identification-analysis provides the first overview...

  3. Water supplementation affects the behavioral and physiological ecology of Gila monsters (Heloderma suspectum) in the Sonoran Desert.

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    Davis, Jon R; DeNardo, Dale F

    2009-01-01

    In desert species, seasonal peaks in animal activity often correspond with times of higher rainfall. However, the underlying reason for such seasonality can be hard to discern because the rainy season is often associated with shifts in temperature as well as water and food availability. We used a combination of the natural climate pattern of the Sonoran Desert and periodic water supplementation to determine the extent to which water intake influenced both the behavioral ecology and the physiological ecology of a long-lived desert lizard, the Gila monster (Heloderma suspectum) (Cope 1869). Water-supplemented lizards had lower plasma osmolality (i.e., were more hydrated) and maintained urinary bladder water reserves better during seasonal drought than did control lizards. During seasonal drought, water-supplemented lizards were surface active a significantly greater proportion of time than were controls. This increased surface activity can lead to greater food acquisition for supplemental Gila monsters because tail volume (an index of caudal lipid stores) was significantly greater in supplemented lizards compared with controls in one of the two study years.

  4. Cloacal evaporative cooling: a previously undescribed means of increasing evaporative water loss at higher temperatures in a desert ectotherm, the Gila monster Heloderma suspectum.

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    DeNardo, Dale F; Zubal, Tricia E; Hoffman, Ty C M

    2004-02-01

    The Gila monster Heloderma suspectum is an active forager in an environment that, at times, can be extremely hot and arid. Thus, Gila monsters face extreme thermostatic and hydrostatic demands. For a desert ectotherm routinely risking dehydration, evaporative water loss (EWL) is typically viewed as detrimental. Yet evaporation simultaneously dehydrates and cools an animal. We explored EWL in Gila monsters by measuring cutaneous, ventilatory and cloacal EWL at five ambient temperatures between 20.5 degrees C and 40 degrees C. Our results show that Gila monsters have high EWL rates relative to body mass. Cutaneous EWL underwent a consistent, temperature-dependent increase over the entire range of test temperatures (Q(10)=1.61, with EWL ranging from 0.378 to 0.954 mg g(-1) h(-1)). Ventilatory EWL did not show a significant temperature-dependent response, but ranged from 0.304 to 0.663 mg g(-1) h(-1). Cloacal EWL was extremely low and relatively constant between 20.5 degrees C and 35 degrees C, but rose dramatically above 35 degrees C (Q(10) >8.3 x 10(7), from 0.0008 at 35 degrees C to 7.30 mg g(-1) h(-1) at 40 degrees C). This steep rise in cloacal EWL coincided with an increasing suppression of body temperature relative to ambient temperature. Dehydration to 80% of initial body mass led to a delay in the onset and an attenuation of the dramatic increase in cloacal EWL. These results emphasize the potential value of EWL for thermoregulation in ectotherms and demonstrate for the first time the role of the cloaca in this process.

  5. Meal consumption is ineffective at maintaining or correcting water balance in a desert lizard, Heloderma suspectum.

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    Wright, Christian D; Jackson, Marin L; DeNardo, Dale F

    2013-04-15

    Many xeric organisms maintain water balance by relying on dietary and metabolic water rather than free water, even when free water may be available. For such organisms, hydric state may influence foraging decisions, since meal consumption is meeting both energy and water demands. To understand foraging decisions it is vital to understand the role of dietary water in maintaining water balance. We investigated whether meal consumption was sufficient to maintain water balance in captive Gila monsters (Heloderma suspectum) at varying levels of dehydration. Gila monsters could not maintain water balance over long time scales through meal consumption alone. Animals fed a single meal took no longer to dehydrate than controls when both groups were deprived of free water. Additionally, meal consumption imparts an acute short-term hydric cost regardless of hydration state. Meal consumption typically resulted in a significant elevation in osmolality at 6 h post-feeding, and plasma osmolality never fell below pre-feeding levels despite high water content (~70%) of meals. These results failed to support our hypothesis that dietary water is valuable to Gila monsters during seasonal drought. When considered in conjunction with previous research, these results demonstrate that Gila monsters, unlike many xeric species, are heavily reliant on seasonal rainfall and the resulting free-standing water to maintain water balance.

  6. Sex Chromosomes and Karyotype of the (Nearly) Mythical Creature, the Gila Monster, Heloderma suspectum (Squamata: Helodermatidae)

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    Johnson Pokorná, Martina; Rovatsos, M.; Kratochvíl, L.

    2014-01-01

    Roč. 9, č. 8 (2014), e104716 E-ISSN 1932-6203 R&D Projects: GA ČR GAP506/10/0718 Institutional support: RVO:67985904 Keywords : determining mechanisms * lizards * evolution Subject RIV: EG - Zoology Impact factor: 3.234, year: 2014

  7. Fossilized Venom: The Unusually Conserved Venom Profiles of Heloderma Species (Beaded Lizards and Gila Monsters)

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    Koludarov, Ivan; Jackson, Timothy N. W.; Sunagar, Kartik; Nouwens, Amanda; Hendrikx, Iwan; Fry, Bryan G.

    2014-01-01

    Research into snake venoms has revealed extensive variation at all taxonomic levels. Lizard venoms, however, have received scant research attention in general, and no studies of intraclade variation in lizard venom composition have been attempted to date. Despite their iconic status and proven usefulness in drug design and discovery, highly venomous helodermatid lizards (gila monsters and beaded lizards) have remained neglected by toxinological research. Proteomic comparisons of venoms of three helodermatid lizards in this study has unravelled an unusual similarity in venom-composition, despite the long evolutionary time (~30 million years) separating H. suspectum from the other two species included in this study (H. exasperatum and H. horridum). Moreover, several genes encoding the major helodermatid toxins appeared to be extremely well-conserved under the influence of negative selection (but with these results regarded as preliminary due to the scarcity of available sequences). While the feeding ecologies of all species of helodermatid lizard are broadly similar, there are significant morphological differences between species, which impact upon relative niche occupation. PMID:25533521

  8. Fossilized venom: the unusually conserved venom profiles of Heloderma species (beaded lizards and gila monsters).

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    Koludarov, Ivan; Jackson, Timothy N W; Sunagar, Kartik; Nouwens, Amanda; Hendrikx, Iwan; Fry, Bryan G

    2014-12-22

    Research into snake venoms has revealed extensive variation at all taxonomic levels. Lizard venoms, however, have received scant research attention in general, and no studies of intraclade variation in lizard venom composition have been attempted to date. Despite their iconic status and proven usefulness in drug design and discovery, highly venomous helodermatid lizards (gila monsters and beaded lizards) have remained neglected by toxinological research. Proteomic comparisons of venoms of three helodermatid lizards in this study has unravelled an unusual similarity in venom-composition, despite the long evolutionary time (~30 million years) separating H. suspectum from the other two species included in this study (H. exasperatum and H. horridum). Moreover, several genes encoding the major helodermatid toxins appeared to be extremely well-conserved under the influence of negative selection (but with these results regarded as preliminary due to the scarcity of available sequences). While the feeding ecologies of all species of helodermatid lizard are broadly similar, there are significant morphological differences between species, which impact upon relative niche occupation.

  9. Does urbanization influence the spatial ecology of Gila monsters in the Sonoran Desert?

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    Kwiatkowski, M.A.; Schuett, G.W.; Repp, R.A.; Nowak, E.M.; Sullivan, B.K.

    2008-01-01

    To assess whether urbanization influences the spatial ecology of a rare and protected venomous reptilian predator, the Gila monster Heloderma suspectum, we compared home range (HR) size and movement parameters at three sites varying in degree of urbanization in the Sonoran Desert. We predicted that the urban population of H. suspectum would exhibit smaller HRs, avoid human structures and show less movement. Multivariate analysis indicated that males generally exhibited larger HRs and had higher movement rates and activity levels than females at all three sites. Contrary to our predictions, however, HR size and movement parameters did not vary across the sites in relation to the level of urbanization. At the urban site, individuals often crossed narrow roads and regularly used artificial structures as refuges for extended periods. Furthermore, the population sex ratio at the urban site was female-biased, consistent with the expectation that occupation of larger HRs and higher movement rates results in higher mortality for males in urbanized areas. Gila monsters did not appear to alter certain aspects of their spatial ecology in response to low levels of human activity but additional work will be required to assess population viability and possible effects in the long term and with higher levels of urbanization.

  10. A novel varanic acid epimer--(24R,25S)-3α,7α,12α,24-tetrahydroxy-5β-cholestan-27-oic acid--is a major biliary bile acid in two varanid lizards and the Gila monster.

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    Hagey, Lee R; Ogawa, Shoujiro; Kato, Narimi; Satoh née Okihara, Rika; Une, Mizuho; Mitamura, Kuniko; Ikegawa, Shigeo; Hofmann, Alan F; Iida, Takashi

    2012-11-01

    A key intermediate in the biosynthetic pathway by which C(24) bile acids are formed from cholesterol has long been considered to be varanic acid, (24ξ,25ξ)-3α,7α,12α-24-tetrahydroxy-5β-cholestan-27-oic acid. The (24R,25R)-epimer of this tetrahydroxy bile acid, in the form of its taurine N-acyl amidate, was thought to be the major biliary bile acid in lizards of the family Varanidae. We report here that a major biliary bile acid of three lizard species - the Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis), Gray's monitor (Varanus olivaceus), and the Gila monster (Heloderma suspectum) - is a novel epimer of varanic acid. The epimer was shown to be (24R,25S)-3α,7α,12α,24-tetrahydroxy-5β-cholestan-27-oic acid (present in bile as its taurine conjugate). The structure was established by mass spectroscopy and by (1)H and (13)C nuclear magnetic spectroscopy, as well as by synthesis of the compound. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  11. Connectivity maps for biosimilar drug discovery in venoms: the case of Gila monster venom and the anti-diabetes drug Byetta®.

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    Aramadhaka, Lavakumar Reddy; Prorock, Alyson; Dragulev, Bojan; Bao, Yongde; Fox, Jay W

    2013-07-01

    Like most natural product libraries animal venoms have long been recognized as potentially rich source of biologically active molecules with the potential to be mined for the discovery of drugs, drug leads and/or biosimilars. In this work we demonstrate as a proof of concept a novel approach to explore venoms for potential biosimilarity to other drugs based on their ability to alter the transcriptomes of test cell lines followed by informatic searches and Connectivity Mapping to match the action of the venom on the cell gene expression to that of other drugs in the Connectivity Map (C-Map) database. As our test animal venom we chose Heloderma suspectum venom (Gila monster) since exendin-4, a glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor agonist, isolated from the venom is currently on the market to treat type 2 diabetes. The action of Byetta(®) (exentide, synthetic exendin-4), was also used in transcriptome studies. Analysis of transcriptomes from cells treated with the venom or the drug showed similarities as well as differences. The former case was primarily attributed to the fact that Gila monster venom likely contains a variety of biologically active molecules that could alter the MCF7 cell transcriptome compared to that of the single perturbant Byetta(®). Using Ingenuity Pathway Analysis software, insulin-like growth factor 1 signaling was identified in the category of "Top Canonical Pathways" for both the venom and Byetta(®). In the category of "Top Molecules" up-regulated, both venom and Byetta(®) shared IL-8, cyclic AMP-dependent transcription factor 3 (ATF-3), neuron-derived orphan receptor 1 (NR4A3), dexamethasone-induced Ras-related protein 1 (RASD1) and early growth response protein 1, (EGR-1) all with potential relevance in diabetes. Using Connectivity Mapping, Gila monster venom showed positive correlation with 1732 instances and negative correlation with 793 instances in the Connectivity database whereas Byetta(®) showed positive correlation with 1692

  12. Monsters Evolve

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    Clasen, Mathias

    2012-01-01

    Horror fiction is a thriving industry. Many consumers pay hard-earned money to be scared witless by films, books, and computer games. The well-told horror story can affect even the most obstinate skeptic. How and why does horror fiction work? Why are people so fascinated with monsters? Why do hor....... An exhaustive, vertically integrated theory of horror fiction incorporates the cultural dimension. I make the case for a biocultural approach, one that recognizes evolutionary underpinnings and cultural variation....

  13. Monster Moms

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    Adrian, Stine Willum; Kroløkke, Charlotte; Herrmann, Janne Rothmar

    illustrate what comes to be seen as outside of the ”normal,” making the figure of the monster a particularly promising analytical concept. In line with this set of feminist scholarship, we privilege the workings of monstrous configurations (e.g. Haraway 1992, Shildrick 1997). This paper inquires...... into the normativities of reproductive technologies by analyzing how reproductive practices and perceptions of women seen as reproductively old unfold. We use an assemblage of ethnographic fieldwork carried out in a Danish private fertility clinic, interviews with Danish fertility travelers, Danish mediated accounts...... entangles with normative understandings of reproductive temporality, the “natural” (good) mother, and the ”best interests of the child,” and becomes a smokescreen for particular worldviews on reproduction and the making of families.‬‬‬‬‬...

  14. Chemisch en sensorisch onderzoek van monsters paardevlees

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    Cazemier, G.; Jong, de J.; Herstel, H.

    1990-01-01

    In januari 1988 werden acht monsters paardebiefstuk en zes monsters paardestooflap, afkomstig uit verschillende landen, chemisch onderzocht. Vier monsters biefstuk en vier monsters stooflap werden onderzocht op de gehalten aan vocht, vet en eiwit.

  15. Etiological aspects of double monsters.

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    Jaschevatzky, O E; Goldman, B; Kampf, D; Wexler, H; Grünstein, S

    1980-06-01

    Four cases of double monsters are reported, including a rare case of craniofacial duplication (diprosopus). Based on the findings observed, etiological factors of these malformations are discussed. We suggest that exogenous (environmental) factors such as habits, way of life or religious practices of certain populations can influence the development of double monsters.

  16. Beowulf’s Monsters

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    Rix, Robert

    2012-01-01

    Monstertypologier. Forankringen er i mediefagsforskergruppen. Med udgangspunkt i monsterets ikonografi inden for primært film og tv, men også klassisk litteratur fra 1760’erne og fremad, foretages en registrering og analyse af monstertyper for at præcisere deres ikonologi. Målet med denne...... kommer at græsk at tale. Således er forskningsprojektet netop en udsigelse og påvisning af, hvad monstre har betydet gennem tider, og især i nutiden. IN ENGLISH: The starting point of the research project is the iconography of the monster primarily within TV and film, but also within classical literature...

  17. Registro nuevo del escorpión mexicano Heloderma horridum (Reptilia: Helodermidae) en Durango, México New report of Mexican scorpion Heloderma horridum (Reptilia: Helodermidae) in Durango State, Mexico

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    Raúl Muñiz-Martínez; Manuel Antonio Rojas-Pérez

    2009-01-01

    El escorpión mexicano Heloderma horridum es una de las 2 especies de lagartijas venenosas que se conocen en el mundo; hay 3 subespecies, todas en una distribución muy localizada, a lo largo de la costa del Pacífico. En la parte suroeste de Durango, en el río Presidio, un grupo de técnicos topógrafos observaron un ejemplar de Heloderma horridum y tomaron fotografías, las cuales aportaron al autor de esta nota, quien por medio de claves determinó la especie. Se trata de una especie que se consi...

  18. The Peoples Republic of Monsters

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    Coulton, Paul; Wilson, Andrew

    2012-01-01

    Free All Monsters! is a location based game where players turn their iPhone into a Magic Monstervision Machine and spot invisible monsters on the city streets. The game draws upon Lefebvre’s agenda of ‘the right to the city’ by encouraging the appropriation of everyday space in which to play the game by presenting players with lusory goals anchored by environmental conditions relating to that particular space, and at that particular moment in time, rather than the desires of the designer or c...

  19. Transgressive Hybrids as Hopeful Monsters.

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    Dittrich-Reed, Dylan R; Fitzpatrick, Benjamin M

    2013-06-01

    The origin of novelty is a critical subject for evolutionary biologists. Early geneticists speculated about the sudden appearance of new species via special macromutations, epitomized by Goldschmidt's infamous "hopeful monster". Although these ideas were easily dismissed by the insights of the Modern Synthesis, a lingering fascination with the possibility of sudden, dramatic change has persisted. Recent work on hybridization and gene exchange suggests an underappreciated mechanism for the sudden appearance of evolutionary novelty that is entirely consistent with the principles of modern population genetics. Genetic recombination in hybrids can produce transgressive phenotypes, "monstrous" phenotypes beyond the range of parental populations. Transgressive phenotypes can be products of epistatic interactions or additive effects of multiple recombined loci. We compare several epistatic and additive models of transgressive segregation in hybrids and find that they are special cases of a general, classic quantitative genetic model. The Dobzhansky-Muller model predicts "hopeless" monsters, sterile and inviable transgressive phenotypes. The Bateson model predicts "hopeful" monsters with fitness greater than either parental population. The complementation model predicts both. Transgressive segregation after hybridization can rapidly produce novel phenotypes by recombining multiple loci simultaneously. Admixed populations will also produce many similar recombinant phenotypes at the same time, increasing the probability that recombinant "hopeful monsters" will establish true-breeding evolutionary lineages. Recombination is not the only (or even most common) process generating evolutionary novelty, but might be the most credible mechanism for sudden appearance of new forms.

  20. Exenatide. Amylin/Eli Lilly.

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    Giannoukakis, Nick

    2003-04-01

    Amylin Pharmaceuticals Inc and Eli Lilly & Co are co-developing exenatide (AC-2993; synthetic exendin-4), a 39-amino acid, glucagon-like peptide-1 agonist derived from the venom of the Gila monster lizard (Heloderma suspectum) as a potential injectable treatment for type 2 diabetes. The first phase III trial (exenatide as a monotherapy) was initiated in December 2001. In January 2002 the second phase III trial, of exenatide in conjunction with sulfonylureas, was initiated and in March 2002, Amylin initiated the third phase III trial, of exenatide in combination with metformin and sulfonylureas.

  1. Registro nuevo del escorpión mexicano Heloderma horridum (Reptilia: Helodermidae en Durango, México New report of Mexican scorpion Heloderma horridum (Reptilia: Helodermidae in Durango State, Mexico

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    Raúl Muñiz-Martínez

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available El escorpión mexicano Heloderma horridum es una de las 2 especies de lagartijas venenosas que se conocen en el mundo; hay 3 subespecies, todas en una distribución muy localizada, a lo largo de la costa del Pacífico. En la parte suroeste de Durango, en el río Presidio, un grupo de técnicos topógrafos observaron un ejemplar de Heloderma horridum y tomaron fotografías, las cuales aportaron al autor de esta nota, quien por medio de claves determinó la especie. Se trata de una especie que se considera amenazada dentro de la NOM-ECOL-059-2001, razón por la cual no se recolectó. Este registro amplía la distribución de la especie hacia el suroeste de la sierra Madre Occidental y confirma su presencia en el estado de Durango, México.The Beaded Mexican Reptile is one of the 2 species recognized as venomous reptiles in the world. There are known 3 subspecies of Heloderma horridum, all show a very localized distribution, along the Pacific Coast. At the Southwestern part of Durango, this species was seen at the river Presidio. One specimen of Heloderma horridum, was observed and photographed, by a group of topography technical, who donated the pictures. By using taxonomic keys, the specimen was determined as Heloderma horridum. This species is registered in NOM-ECOL-059-2001, and is considered Amazing species, so the specimen was not collected. This is new registration, broads the geographical distribution of this taxon towards the southwestern of the Sierra Madre Occidental and its presence in Durango state, Mexico.

  2. [The monster and the city].

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    Calvo Albizu, A

    1996-01-01

    "Negative aesthetic categories" and, specifically, the idea of monsters and monstrosity, are used in this discussion of urban phenomena and their relation to modern art. The reflection on monstrosity as a metaphor for the city draws upon such disparate sources as Greek philosophers, Freudian theory, and recent art criticism. It compares dictionary definitions of monster to a general concept of cities, judging the modern metropolis to be "excessively large or extraordinary," "disfigured and ugly," and even "cruel" and "perverse" as demonstrated in social pathologies such as terrorism that breed in cities. The relationship between monstrosity and the city is evident in a variety of artistic manifestations and can be seen in the work of planners, architects, and artists. The examination opens up promising areas for future research in greater depth.

  3. Feeding the Monster

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    2005-10-01

    central network of filamentary structures spiralling down to the centre. "Our analysis of the VLT/NACO images of NGC 1097 shows that these filaments end up at the very centre of the galaxy", says co-author Juha Reunanen from ESO. "This network closely resembles those seen in computer models", adds co-worker Witold Maciejewski from the University of Oxford, UK. "The nuclear filaments revealed in the NACO images are the tracers of cold dust and gas being channelled towards the centre to eventually ignite the AGN." The astronomers also note that the curling of the spiral pattern in the innermost 300 light-years seem indeed to confirm the presence of a super-massive black hole in the centre of NGC 1097. Such a black hole in the centre of a galaxy causes the nuclear spiral to wind up as it approaches the centre, while in its absence the spiral would be unwinding as it moves closer to the centre. An image of NGC 1097 and its small companion, NGC 1097A, was taken in December 2004, in the presence of Chilean President Lagos with the VIMOS instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT). It is available as ESO PR Photo 35d/04. More information This ESO Press Photo is based on research published in the October issue of Astronomical Journal, vol. 130, p. 1472 ("Feeding the Monster: The Nucleus of NGC 1097 at Subarcsecond Scales in the Infrared with the Very Large Telescope", by M. Almudena Prieto, Witold Maciejewski, and Juha Reunanen).

  4. Onderzoek naar de energetische waarde van monsters saucijzebroodjes en boterhamworst

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    Cazemier, G.; Coors, R.G.; Kusters, M.W.A.M.; Jong, de J.; Herstel, H.

    1989-01-01

    In februari 1988 werden 26 monsters saucijzebroodjes en 27 monsters boterhamworst onderzocht op de gehalten aan vocht en vet. Met behulp van deze gehalten werden de energetische waarden van de monsters berekend. De gemiddelde energetische waarde van de monsters saucijzebroodjes was 1622 kJ/100 g,

  5. Taming the monsters of tomorrow

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    Kupferschmidt, Kai

    2018-01-01

    In Mary Shelley's novel, the scientist Victor Frankenstein fears that creating a female companion to his unhappy monster could lead to a "race of devils" that could drive humanity extinct. Today, some scientists worry about scientific advances in the real world that could kill all of humanity, or at least end civilization as we know it. Some two dozen researchers at three academic centers are studying these "existential risks"—including labmade viruses, armies of nanobots, and artificial intelligence—and what can be done about them. But critics say their scenarios are far-fetched and distract from real existential dangers, including climate change and nuclear war.

  6. Medieval monsters, in theory and practice.

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    2014-01-01

    The past two decades have witnessed a plethora of studies on the medieval monster. These studies have contributed significantly to our understanding of religion, art, literature, and science in the Middle Ages. However, a tendency to treat the medieval monster in purely symbolic and psychological terms ignores the lived experiences of impaired medieval people and their culture's attitudes toward them. With the aid of recent insights provided by disability studies, this article aims to confront "real" medieval monsters--e.g., physically impaired human beings--in both their human and monstrous aspects.

  7. Tarasca: ritual monster of Spain.

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    Gilmore, David D

    2008-09-01

    Let us now revisit our original assumptions. First, we note that for the participants in Hacinas Carnival the Tarasca is a figure of fun and joy, but it also exudes a strain of aggressive misogyny that many female residents, not to mention tourists, find somewhat unsettling. In the spirit of feminist currents in Spain, a group of young women protested in 1992 to town officials and, when rebuffed, sought to build their own female monster, which they intended to use to attack boys and men. While their plan was never carried out, and indeed met with stiff opposition from officialdom and, especially, from older women, some of the younger, more modern girls find the Tarasca appalling, and they told me so without compunction. Accordingly, today the festival tends to polarize the sexes as well as the generations. Also, many children are frightened by the gigantic mock-up with its snapping teeth and foul breath, and many of them burst into tears at the roaring of the demons. But despite these negatives--or perhaps because of them--the Tarasca breaks down boundaries between things normally kept separate in the mind: humor and terror, man and beast, order and disorder, old and young, life and death, and so on. In so collapsing opposites, the Tarasca causes people to pause and to think about and question everyday reality in the non-Carnival universe. All these observations of course support the structural arguments of our four theorists above and in particular seem to corroborate Bloch's concept (1992) of the regenerative power of "rebounding violence." However, there are three specific features here that need psychological amplification beyond simply confirming the work of previous theorists. We must first note that like most grotesque fantasies, the Hacinas monster combines disparate organic "realities" into a bizarre and monstrous image that by its very oddness and the resulting "cognitive mismatch" captures people's attention and sparks the imagination, especially that of

  8. Our Monsters, ourselves - An analysis of the modern monster in The Fall and Hannibal

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    Jacobsen, Hanne Mørch

    2016-01-01

    Master's thesis in Literacy studies The monster has been a popular figure in Western society for centuries, as a notion that has both fascinated and frightened its members. The aim of this thesis is to investigate the modern, moral monster that exists within contemporary Western society, and how this is presented in two modern texts. The chosen texts for the analysis in the thesis are the TV-series The Fall and Hannibal, which both deals with the notion of the moral monster through the fig...

  9. Black hole entropy, curved space and monsters

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    Hsu, Stephen D.H.; Reeb, David

    2008-01-01

    We investigate the microscopic origin of black hole entropy, in particular the gap between the maximum entropy of ordinary matter and that of black holes. Using curved space, we construct configurations with entropy greater than the area A of a black hole of equal mass. These configurations have pathological properties and we refer to them as monsters. When monsters are excluded we recover the entropy bound on ordinary matter S 3/4 . This bound implies that essentially all of the microstates of a semiclassical black hole are associated with the growth of a slightly smaller black hole which absorbs some additional energy. Our results suggest that the area entropy of black holes is the logarithm of the number of distinct ways in which one can form the black hole from ordinary matter and smaller black holes, but only after the exclusion of monster states

  10. Galileo, Gauss, and the Green Monster

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    Kalman, Dan; Teague, Daniel J.

    2013-01-01

    Galileo dropped cannonballs from the leaning tower of Pisa to demonstrate something about falling bodies. Gauss was a giant of mathematics and physics who made unparalleled contributions to both fields. More contemporary (and not a person), the Green Monster is the left-field wall at the home of the Boston Red Sox, Fenway Park. Measuring 37 feet…

  11. On the Infinite Loch Ness monster

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    Arredondo, John A.; Maluendas, Camilo Ramírez

    2017-01-01

    In this paper we present in a topological way the construction of the orientable surface with only one end and infinite genus, called \\emph{The Infinite Loch Ness Monster}. In fact, we introduce a flat and hyperbolic construction of this surface. We discuss how the name of this surface has evolved and how it has been historically understood.

  12. Veech groups of Loch Ness monsters

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    Przytycki, Piotr; Schmithuesen, Gabriela; Valdez, Ferran

    2009-01-01

    We classify Veech groups of tame non-compact flat surfaces. In particular we prove that all countable subgroups of $\\mathbf{GL}_+(2,\\R)$ avoiding the set of mappings of norm less than 1 appear as Veech groups of tame non-compact flat surfaces which are Loch Ness monsters. Conversely, a Veech group of any tame flat surface is either countable, or one of three specific types.

  13. Valuing queer identity in Monster High doll fandom

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    Sara Mariel Austin

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available According to Mattel, Monster High dolls topped $500 million in annual sales in 2014, quickly gaining on Barbie, whose $1.3 billion in annual revenue plummeted for the fourth quarter in a row. Monster High's recent ad campaign claims, "We are monsters. We are proud." Race, ethnicity, and disability are coded into the dolls as selling points. The allure of Monster High is, in part, that political identity and the celebration of difference become consumable. The female body, the racialized body, and the disabled body have long been coded as monstrous. Monster High reclaims this label, queering it. Using Jack Halberstam's work on children's culture and Richard Berger's and Rosalind Hanmer's work on fandom, this article explores the queer potential of Monster High. Fans rewrite the Mattel narrative through fan fiction, repainting the dolls, and embodying them through virtual avatars, makeup, and costume play. These fan practices both queer the dolls' identity politics and create communities of interest that act as safe spaces for expressing queer identity and generating fan activism. These fan practices have also influenced Mattel's branding of the dolls, specifically with the recent inclusion of activism campaigns such as WeStopHate and The Kind Campaign into the Monster High Webisodes and Web site. By exploring the queer politics of Monster High fandom, this paper explains how that queering generates social change.

  14. Wilderness educators' evaluation of the Impact Monster Program

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    William W. Hendricks; Alan E. Watson

    1999-01-01

    Since its development by Jim Bradley in the late 1970s, the Impact Monster, a wilderness education skit designed to teach minimum impact techniques, has been used as a wilderness education tool by federal land management agencies. This paper reports on an evaluation of the perceived effectiveness of the Impact Monster program and its content. Results indicate that the...

  15. Co-firing: panacea or potential monster?

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    Grundy, M.; Lilley, P. [Mott MacDonald Ltd., Brighton (United Kingdom). Energy Division

    2004-01-01

    Co-firing with fossil fuels could well be the only practical and economic way to introduce a significant biomass contribution to UK renewables. But, in the hands of the large generators, co-firing is a potential monster, capable of destroying the carefully-constructed incentive structure for 'real' renewables such as wind power and dedicated biomass plants. Both views contain an element of truth, but the conflict between them could endanger the infant energy crop industry. 1 fig., 2 photos.

  16. MONSTER: a TOF Spectrometer for beta-delayed Neutron Spetroscopy

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    Martinez, T; Castilla, J; Garcia, A R; Marin, J; Martinez, G; Mendoza, E; Santos, C; Tera, F; Jordan, M D; Rubio, B; Tain, J L; Bhattacharya, C; Banerjee, K; Bhattacharya, S; Roy, P; Meena, J K; Kundu, S; Mukherjee, G; Ghosh, T K; Rana, T K; Pandey, R; Saxena, A; Behera, B; Penttila, H; Jokinen, A; Rinta-Antila, S; Guerrero, C; Ovejero, M C; Villamarin, D; Agramunt, J; Algora, A

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    Beta-delayed neutron (DN) data, including emission probabilities, P-n, and energy spectrum, play an important role in our understanding of nuclear structure, nuclear astrophysics and nuclear technologies. A MOdular Neutron time-of-flight SpectromeTER (MONSTER) is being built for the measurement of the neutron energy spectra and branching ratios. The TOF spectrometer will consist of one hundred liquid scintillator cells covering a significant solid angle. The MONSTER design has been optimized by using Monte Carlo (MC) techniques. The response function of the MONSTER cell has been characterized with mono-energetic neutron beams and compared to dedicated MC simulations.

  17. Of Monsters, Myths and Marketing: The Case of the Loch Ness Monster

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    Moir, James

    2015-01-01

    This paper examines the status of the Loch Ness Monster within a diverse body of literature relating to Scotland. Within cryptozoology this creature is considered as a source of investigation, something to be taken seriously as a scientific or quasi-scientific object to be studied and known, particularly in light of its elusive nature. In terms of mythology the creature is bound up with Scottish cultural identifications through references to a rugged wilderness landscape and to...

  18. Managing the Monster: Urban Waste and Governance in Africa ...

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    Managing the Monster critically examines urban governance in Africa, with ... in African studies and urban planning; donor organizations worldwide working on ... IDRC congratulates first cohort of Women in Climate Change Science Fellows.

  19. Monsters, Big Monsters, and Really Big Monsters; The Self-Reported Fears of Three-, Four-, and Five-Year-Old Children.

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    Robinson, Sandra L.; Gladstone, Delinda H.

    1993-01-01

    Reports the results of interviews with three-, four-, and five-year-old children at various child care centers in Columbia, South Carolina, concerning their fears. The fear of "monsters" was most often reported. Suggests what parents and teachers can do to help children cope with their fears. (BB)

  20. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: what made the Monster monstrous?

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    Britton, Ronald

    2015-02-01

    This paper discusses the genesis of the famous story of Frankenstein which arose from a dream experienced by Mary Shelley whilst on a holiday shared with her husband Percy Shelley, Lord Byron, Dr Polidori and her step sister Claire Clairmont. The novel relates how the creature created by Victor Frankenstein horrifies him, is rejected by him and called a monster. The monster's ensuing despair and subsequent murderousness is eloquently described. The whole book is clearly connected to Mary Shelley's experience as an infant whose mother died after giving birth to her and her subsequent loss, as a mother, of her own new born infant. It is suggested that the novel imaginatively describes what it is to have been primarily rejected as an infant and to feel regarded as a monster. © 2015, The Society of Analytical Psychology.

  1. Crisis in the habitat of the economic growth monster

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    Urhammer, Emil

    2014-01-01

    This article is inspired by empirical philosophy and provides an analysis of economic growth as a monster that circulates within collectives. Using this approach, I illustrate how economic growth has participated in shaping institutions and language, thus having necessitated its own circulation...... to such an extent that it has become the most prioritised economic policy objective, whereas urgent issues regarding living conditions on Earth are either ignored or treated as secondary priorities. Further, I argue that noble attempts to contest economic growth contribute to the circulation of the monster...

  2. Classical monsters in new Doctor Who fan fiction

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    Amanda Potter

    2016-01-01

    Although a number of classic Doctor Who episodes featured story lines and characters drawn from Greek myth, no new Who episodes based on Greek myth appeared until seasons 5 and 6, in 2010 and 2011. These episodes featured Pandora's box, the Minotaur, and a Siren. They all use the mythical monster or artifact outside of its ancient Greek context, and I argue that the mythical monsters were additions to earlier story ideas. I compare this with the treatment of the myths of the Minotaur and the ...

  3. The 'Tully monster' is a vertebrate.

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    McCoy, Victoria E; Saupe, Erin E; Lamsdell, James C; Tarhan, Lidya G; McMahon, Sean; Lidgard, Scott; Mayer, Paul; Whalen, Christopher D; Soriano, Carmen; Finney, Lydia; Vogt, Stefan; Clark, Elizabeth G; Anderson, Ross P; Petermann, Holger; Locatelli, Emma R; Briggs, Derek E G

    2016-04-28

    Problematic fossils, extinct taxa of enigmatic morphology that cannot be assigned to a known major group, were once a major issue in palaeontology. A long-favoured solution to the 'problem of the problematica', particularly the 'weird wonders' of the Cambrian Burgess Shale, was to consider them representatives of extinct phyla. A combination of new evidence and modern approaches to phylogenetic analysis has now resolved the affinities of most of these forms. Perhaps the most notable exception is Tullimonstrum gregarium, popularly known as the Tully monster, a large soft-bodied organism from the late Carboniferous Mazon Creek biota (approximately 309-307 million years ago) of Illinois, USA, which was designated the official state fossil of Illinois in 1989. Its phylogenetic position has remained uncertain and it has been compared with nemerteans, polychaetes, gastropods, conodonts, and the stem arthropod Opabinia. Here we review the morphology of Tullimonstrum based on an analysis of more than 1,200 specimens. We find that the anterior proboscis ends in a buccal apparatus containing teeth, the eyes project laterally on a long rigid bar, and the elongate segmented body bears a caudal fin with dorsal and ventral lobes. We describe new evidence for a notochord, cartilaginous arcualia, gill pouches, articulations within the proboscis, and multiple tooth rows adjacent to the mouth. This combination of characters, supported by phylogenetic analysis, identifies Tullimonstrum as a vertebrate, and places it on the stem lineage to lampreys (Petromyzontida). In addition to increasing the known morphological disparity of extinct lampreys, a chordate affinity for T. gregarium resolves the nature of a soft-bodied fossil which has been debated for more than 50 years.

  4. [A case of double monster--duplicitas anterior with diprosopia].

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    Meyer, R

    1983-01-01

    Report on a delivery of a double monster, duplicitas anterior with diprosopia. The course of delivery is compared with literature. The exclusion of malformations in early pregnancy is possible and necessary. Perinatal mortality can be reduced by abortion in time. The psychic burden of women concerned needs a special regard.

  5. Monster Figures and Unhappy Endings in Inuit Literature.

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    McGrath, Robin

    1988-01-01

    Examines the incidence of frightening figures and unhappy endings in traditional and modern Inuit stories and identifies purpose for these elements. Monsters and unhappy endings apparently are tools to help children come to terms with Eskimo environment and values. Studies the conclusions and implications for Indian education. (TES)

  6. Leonardo Da Vinci, the genius and the monsters. Casual encounters?

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    Ciseri, Lorenzo Montemagno

    2014-01-01

    This article analyses Leonardo's interest in monsters and deformed reality, one of the lesser known aspects of his vast and multifaceted output. With the possible exception of his studies of physiognomy, relevant drawings, sketches and short stories represent a marginal aspect of his work, but they are nevertheless significant for historians of teratology. The purpose of this study is to provide a broad overview of the relationship between Leonardo and both the literature on mythological monsters and the reports on monstrous births that he either read about or witnessed personally. While aspects of his appreciation and attention to beauty and the pursuit of perfection and good proportions are the elements most emphasised in Leonardo's work, other no less interesting aspects related to deformity have been considered of marginal importance. My analysis will demonstrate that Leonardo approached the realm of monstrosity as if he considered abnormality a mirror of normality, deformity a mirror of harmony, and disease a mirror of health, as if to emphasise that, ultimately, it is the monster that gives the world the gift of normality. Two special cases of monstrosity are analysed: the famous monster of Ravenna, whose image was found among his papers, and a very rare case of parasitic conjoined twins (thoracopagus parasiticus) portrayed for the first time alive, probably in Florence, by Leonardo himself.

  7. Dance of Two Monster Black Holes

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    Kohler, Susanna

    2016-03-01

    This past December, researchers all over the world watched an outburst from the enormous black hole in OJ 287 an outburst that had been predicted years ago using the general theory of relativity.Outbursts from Black-Hole OrbitsOJ 287 is one of the largest supermassive black holes known, weighing in at 18 billion solar masses. Located about 3.5 billion light-years away, this monster quasar is bright enough that it was first observed as early as the 1890s. What makes OJ 287 especially interesting, however, is that its light curve exhibits prominent outbursts roughly every 12 years.Diagram illustrating the orbit of the secondary black hole (shown in blue) in OJ 287 from 2000 to 2023. We see outbursts (the yellow bubbles) every time the secondary black hole crosses the accretion disk (shown in red, ina side view) surrounding the primary (the black circle). [Valtonen et al. 2016]What causes the outbursts? Astronomers think that there is a second supermassive black hole, ~100 times smaller, inspiraling as it orbits the central monster and set to merge within the next 10,000 years. In this model, the primary black hole of OJ 287 is surrounded by a hot accretion disk. As the secondary black hole orbits the primary, it regularly punches through this accretion disk, heating the material and causing the release of expanding bubbles of hot gas pulled from the disk. This gas then radiates thermally, causing the outbursts we see.Attempts to model this scenario using Newtonian orbits all fail; the timing of the secondary black holes crossings through the accretion disk (as measured by when we see the outbursts) can only be explained by a model incorporating general-relativistic effects on the orbit. Careful observations and precise timing of these outbursts therefore provide an excellent test of general relativity.Watching a Predicted CrossingThe model of OJ 287 predicted another disk crossing in December 2015, so professional and amateur astronomers around the world readied more

  8. Differential bilingual laterality: mythical monster found in Wales.

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    Evans, Judith; Workman, Lance; Mayer, Peter; Crowley, Kevin

    2002-11-01

    Paradis (1992) likens studies of bilingual laterality to reported sightings of the Loch Ness Monster, in that although some studies claim differential laterality much conflicting research evidence does not-and like the mythical Scottish monster, what reason have we to suspect that any such phenomenon might exist? This study reexamines differential bilingual laterality using four groups of English-Welsh bilinguals which differ in their age of acquisition and in their environment of acquisition. Using a split visual field paradigm we present evidence which, supports the notion of greater right hemisphere processing in a later learned language. Our findings also suggest the pattern of lateralization in bilinguals is strongly affected by the specific language environment during development such that the shift toward greater right hemisphere involvement for the later learned language will be more pronounced in individuals which are brought up in areas where that language is not regularly heard.

  9. Pacemaker lead erosion simulating "Loch Ness Monster": conservative management.

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    Garg, Naveen; Moorthy, Nagaraja

    2012-12-01

    The majority of pacemaker pocket or lead erosions are due to either mechanical erosion by the bulky pulse generator or secondary to pacemaker pocket infection. We describe an unusual case of delayed pacemaker lead erosion causing extrusion of a portion of the pacing lead, with separate entry and exit points, with the gap filled with new skin formation, simulating the "Loch Ness Monster", which was successfully managed conservatively by surgical reinsertion.

  10. The monster sporadic group and a theory underlying superstring models

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    Chapline, G.

    1996-09-01

    The pattern of duality symmetries acting on the states of compactified superstring models reinforces an earlier suggestion that the Monster sporadic group is a hidden symmetry for superstring models. This in turn points to a supersymmetric theory of self-dual and anti-self-dual K3 manifolds joined by Dirac strings and evolving in a 13 dimensional spacetime as the fundamental theory. In addition to the usual graviton and dilaton this theory contains matter-like degrees of freedom resembling the massless states of the heterotic string, thus providing a completely geometric interpretation for ordinary matter. 25 refs

  11. Exciting Message from a Dying Monster Star

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    this is radiation from a SiO maser in the atmosphere of the star. If it would not have been a maser, it would have been far too weak to have been detected. Although we know several hundred masers of this type in the Milky Way, this is the first discovery of a SiO maser in another galaxy than our own . Since then, the observations have been continued in collaboration with Australian astronomers, using radio telescopes at Parkes and Mopra on that continent. A most unusual star When Swedish astronomer Bengt Westerlund and his colleagues first observed this LMC maser star in 1981 with optical telescopes, they thought that it was a rather normal, cool and not particularly bright star. However, a few years later, the Dutch-British-USA InfraRed Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) revealed its true nature. The IRAS measurements showed that the star radiates most of its light in the form of infrared radiation [4], making it one of the most powerful stars in the LMC; in fact, it emits about half a million times more energy than the Sun. On this occasion, it was given the designation IRAS 04553-6825 , the number indicating its position in the sky. IRAS 04553-6825 is unusual in other ways. It is some fifty times as heavy as our Sun, and it is the biggest known star in the LMC: if it were to take the place of our Sun, it would fill the solar system out to the planet Neptune, thirty times the distance from the Earth to the Sun. It is rather cool when compared to other stars - although it still has a temperature of about 2,000 C - and it therefore has a very red colour [5]. This Press Release is accompanied by ESO Press Photo 15/96 which demonstrates that while the star is hardly visible in blue light, it shines brightly in red and infrared light. Stars like IRAS 04553-6825 are known as red supergiants. It has been unofficially dubbed `The Monster', and having reached the end of a short and hectic life, it is now dying. The nuclear reactions deep inside are undergoing important changes at

  12. Classical monsters in new Doctor Who fan fiction

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    Amanda Potter

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Although a number of classic Doctor Who episodes featured story lines and characters drawn from Greek myth, no new Who episodes based on Greek myth appeared until seasons 5 and 6, in 2010 and 2011. These episodes featured Pandora's box, the Minotaur, and a Siren. They all use the mythical monster or artifact outside of its ancient Greek context, and I argue that the mythical monsters were additions to earlier story ideas. I compare this with the treatment of the myths of the Minotaur and the Sirens in five stories posted to FanFiction.net between 2008 and 2013. These stories all engage with classical myths, and the longest, "Lure of the Sirens," even engages with different versions of the myth of the Sirens. In this article I discuss how the writers use the classical myths within their stories, and how the myths fit in with the primary aims of the writers, for example in developing romantic relationships between characters.

  13. Radio identifications of UGC galaxies - starbursts and monsters

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    Condon, J.J.; Broderick, J.J.

    1988-01-01

    New and previously published observational data on galaxies with declination less than +82 deg from the Uppsala General Catalog (Nilson, 1973) are compiled in extensive tables and characterized in detail. Optical positions are confirmed by measurement of Palomar Sky Survey O prints, and radio identifications for 176 galaxies are made on the basis of 1.4-GHz Green Bank sky maps or 1.49-GHz observations obtained with the C configuration of the VLA in November-December 1986; contour maps based on the latter observations are provided. Radio-selected and IR-selected galaxy populations are found to be similar (and distinct from optically selected populations), and three radio/IR criteria are developed to distinguish galaxies powered by starbursts from those with supermassive black holes or other monster energy sources. 197 references

  14. MHD activity triggered by monster sawtooth crashes on Tore Supra

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    Maget, P; Artaud, J-F; Eriksson, L-G; Huysmans, G; Lazaros, A; Moreau, P; Ottaviani, M; Segui, J-L; Zwingmann, W

    2005-01-01

    The crash of monster sawteeth in Tore Supra ion cyclotron resonance heated plasmas is observed to trigger long-lived magneto hydrodynamic (MHD) activity, dominated by a (m = 3, n = 2) magnetic perturbation at the edge. This phenomenon is reminiscent of the triggering of neoclassical tearing modes, although in Tore Supra the MHD activity decays and eventually vanishes. It can be explained by the linear destabilization of the (3, 2) mode as the current sheet developed in the non-linear stage of the internal kink relaxation gets closer to q = 3/2. However, the lifetime of the (3, 2) island is longer than the period of linear instability. We find that the neoclassical drive is essential for explaining the observed lifetime and width of the island, although the overall dynamics is controlled by the relaxation of the current profile on a resistive time scale

  15. The monstering of tamarisk: how scientists made a plant into a problem.

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    Chew, Matthew K

    2009-01-01

    Dispersal of biota by humans is a hallmark of civilization, but the results are often unforeseen and sometimes costly. Like kudzu vine in the American South, some examples become the stuff of regional folklore. In recent decades, "invasion biology," conservation-motivated scientists and their allies have focused largely on the most negative outcomes and often promoted the perception that introduced species are monsters. However, cases of monstering by scientists preceded the rise of popular environmentalism. The story of tamarisk (Tamarix spp.), flowering trees and shrubs imported to New England sometime before 1818, provides an example of scientific "monstering" and shows how slaying the monster, rather than allaying its impacts, became a goal in itself. Tamarisks' drought and salt tolerance suggested usefulness for both coastal and inland erosion control, and politicians as well as academic and agency scientists promoted planting them in the southern Great Plains and Southwest. But when erosion control efforts in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas became entangled with water shortages, economic development during the Depression and copper mining for national defense during World War Two, federal hydrologists moved quickly to recast tamarisks as water-wasting foreign monsters. Demonstrating significant water salvage was difficult and became subsidiary to focusing on ways to eradicate the plants, and a federal interagency effort devoted specifically to the latter purpose was organized and continued until it, in turn, conflicted with regional environmental concerns in the late 1960s.

  16. Symmetries, Information and Monster Groups before and after the Big Bang

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    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available The Monster group, the biggest of the sporadic groups, is equipped with the highest known number of dimensions and symmetries. Taking into account variants of the Borsuk–Ulam theorem and a novel topological approach cast in a physical fashion that has the potential to be operationalized, the universe can be conceived as a lower-dimensional manifold encompassed in the Monster group. Our universe might arise from spontaneous dimension decrease and symmetry breaking that occur inside the very structure of the Monster Module. We elucidate how the energetic loss caused by projection from higher to lower dimensions and by the Monster group’s non-abelian features is correlated with the present-day asymmetry in the thermodynamic arrow. By linking the Monster Module to its theoretical physical counterparts, it is then possible to calculate its enthalpy and Lie group trajectories. Our approach also reveals how a symmetry break might lead to a universe based on multi-dimensional string theories and CFT/AdS (anti-de Sitter/conformal field theory correspondence.

  17. Conformal field theory, triality and the Monster group

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    Dolan, L.; Goddard, P.; Montague, P.

    1990-01-01

    From an even self-dual N-dimensional lattice, Λ, it is always possible to construct two (chiral) conformal field theories, an untwisted theory H (Λ), and a Z 2 -twisted theory H (Λ), constructed using the reflection twist. (N must be a multiple of 8 and the theories are modular invariant if it is a multiple of 24.) Similarly, from a doubly-even self-dual binary code C, it is possible to construct two even self-dual lattices, an untwisted one Λ C and a twisted one anti Λ C . It is shown that H(Λ C ) always has a triality structure, and that this triality induces first an isomorphism H(anti Λ C )≅H(Λ C ) and, through this, a triality of H(anti Λ C ). In the case where C is the Golay code, anti Λ C is the Leech lattice and the induced triality is the extra symmetry necessary to generate the Monster group from (an extension of) Conway's group. Thus it is demonstrated that triality is a generic symmetry. The induced isomorphism accounts for all 9 of the coincidences between the 48 conformal field theories H(Λ) and H(Λ) with N=24. (orig.)

  18. Society and Scientific Anomalies: Common Knowledge about the Loch Ness Monster.

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    Bauer, Henry H.

    1987-01-01

    Surveys newspaper, magazine, and book literature about the Loch Ness monster from 1933 to 1983. Characterizes the literature by attitude, length, belief, and jocularity. Illuminates the problem of identifying demarcation criteria for what may be classed as science and as pseudoscience. (CW)

  19. Monsters that Eat People--Oh My! Selecting Literature to Ease Children's Fears

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    Mercurio, Mia Lynn; McNamee, Abigail

    2008-01-01

    What should families and teachers look for when they choose picture books to help young children overcome their fears of imaginary monsters, dark places, thunderstorms, and dogs? This article provides criteria for assessing picture books and suggests ways to read them in ways that support children's development. (Contains 4 tables.)

  20. The monster within: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and a patient's fears of childbirth and mothering.

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    Almond, B R

    1998-08-01

    This paper explores the fantasy, widespread among women, of giving birth to a monster, particularly a psychological monster. The author hypothesises two central intrapsychic issues underlying these fears: monsters are viewed as 'incest babies' or as reflections of maternal aggression--evil, destructive parts of the mother passed on to the infant. Shame about femaleness is postulated as a third factor in the fear of producing something monstrous. Mary Shelley's novel, 'Frankenstein', is an iconic literary representation of these themes. The author presents and discusses some psychobiographical material about Mary Shelley, speculating on her motives for writing this novel and tracing the intrapsychic concerns about incest and aggression as reflected in the novel itself. Some recent feminist and psychoanalytic critical readings of 'Frankenstein' are referenced as they reflect on the novel's concern with themes of female sexuality and procreation. Clinical material from the author's own practice is presented to illustrate these fears, so similar to those with which Mary Shelley was dealing. A discussion, citing some relevant literature, follows.

  1. Future Challenges of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence in Nursing: What Can We Learn from Monsters in Popular Culture?

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    Erikson, Henrik; Salzmann-Erikson, Martin

    It is highly likely that artificial intelligence (AI) will be implemented in nursing robotics in various forms, both in medical and surgical robotic instruments, but also as different types of droids and humanoids, physical reinforcements, and also animal/pet robots. Exploring and discussing AI and robotics in nursing and health care before these tools become commonplace is of great importance. We propose that monsters in popular culture might be studied with the hope of learning about situations and relationships that generate empathic capacities in their monstrous existences. The aim of the article is to introduce the theoretical framework and assumptions behind this idea. Both robots and monsters are posthuman creations. The knowledge we present here gives ideas about how nursing science can address the postmodern, technologic, and global world to come. Monsters therefore serve as an entrance to explore technologic innovations such as AI. Analyzing when and why monsters step out of character can provide important insights into the conceptualization of caring and nursing as a science, which is important for discussing these empathic protocols, as well as more general insight into human knowledge. The relationship between caring, monsters, robotics, and AI is not as farfetched as it might seem at first glance.

  2. Frankenstein’s Monster Comes Home : The ‘Two Cultures’ in Remix

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    Barrett, James

    2013-01-01

    Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley (1818) is the starting point for this reading of remix in relation to authorship and its implications for creative work. The monster in Frankenstein has no single author, or father, and is damned by his mixed parentage as much as by his inability to recreate himself. Alone, he falls into the waste as a product of the divide between poetry and science. The ‘two cultures’ coined by C. P. Snow (1956) address this same divide and lament its do...

  3. Fleeing from Frankenstein's Monster and Meeting Kafka on the Way: Algorithmic Decision-Making in Higher Education

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    Prinsloo, Paul

    2017-01-01

    In the socio-technical imaginary of higher education, algorithmic decision-making offers huge potential, but we also cannot deny the risks and ethical concerns. In fleeing from Frankenstein's monster, there is a real possibility that we will meet Kafka on our path, and not find our way out of the maze of ethical considerations in the nexus between…

  4. Monsters or Good Guys: The Mediating Role of Emotions in Transforming a Young Child's Encounter with Nature

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    Green, Carrie

    2016-01-01

    Nature-play inspires a sense of awe and wonder in young children, however, the uncertainty of elements in nature can also bring about fear and anxiety. Using sensory tours as a data collection method, this qualitative study explores the emotions of a four-year-old during his exploration of an imaginary "monster castle" in the forest, and…

  5. Introduction to vertex algebras, Borcherds algebras and the Monster Lie algebras

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    Gebert, R.W.

    1993-09-01

    The theory of vertex algebras constitutes a mathematically rigorous axiomatic formulation of the algebraic origins of conformal field theory. In this context Borcherds algebras arise as certain ''physical'' subspaces of vertex algebras. The aim of this review is to give a pedagogical introduction into this rapidly-developing area of mathematics. Based on the machinery of formal calculus we present the axiomatic definition of vertex algebras. We discuss the connection with conformal field theory by deriving important implications of these axioms. In particular, many explicit calculations are presented to stress the eminent role of the Jacobi identity axiom for vertex algebras. As a class of concrete examples the vertex algebras associated with even lattices are constructed and it is shown in detail how affine Lie algebras and the fake Monster Lie algebra naturally appear. This leads us to the abstract definition of Borcherds algebras as generalized Kac-Moody algebras and their basic properties. Finally, the results about the simplest generic Borcherds algebras are analysed from the point of view of symmetry in quantum theory and the construction of the Monster Lie algebra is sketched. (orig.)

  6. Symmetry and the Monster: One of the Greatest Quests of Mathematics

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    2007-04-13

    The book Symmetry and the Monster: One of the Greatest Quests of Mathematics describes historical events leading up to the discovery of the Monster sporadic group, the largest simple sporadic group. It also expounds the significance and deep relationships between this group and other areas of mathematics and theoretical physics. It begins, in the prologue, with a nice overview of some of the mathematical drama surrounding the discovery of the Monster and its subsequent relationship to number theory (the so-called Moonshine conjectures). From a historical perspective, the book traces back to the roots of group theory, Galois theory, and steadily runs through time through the many famous mathematicians who contributed to group theory, including Lie, Killing and Cartan. Throughout, the author has provided a very nice and deep insight into the sociological and scientific problems at the time, and gives the reader a very prominent inside view of the real people behind the mathematics. The book should be an enjoyable read to anyone with an interest in the history of mathematics. For the non-mathematician the book makes a good, and mostly successful, attempt at being non-technical. Technical mathematical jargon is replaced with more heuristic, intuitive terminology, making the mathematical descriptions in the book fairly easy going. A glossary/hspace{l_brace}0.25pc{r_brace} of/hspace{l_brace}0.25pc{r_brace} terminology for noindent the more scientifically inclined is included in various footnotes throughout the book and in a comprehensive listing at the end of the book. Some more technical material is also included in the form of appendices at the end of the book. Some aspects of physics are also explained in a simple, intuitive way. The author further attempts at various places to give the non-specialist a glimpse into what mathematical proof is all about, and explains the difficulties and technicalities involved in this very nicely (for instance, he mentions the various

  7. Symmetry and the Monster: One of the Greatest Quests of Mathematics

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    Szabo, R J

    2007-01-01

    The book Symmetry and the Monster: One of the Greatest Quests of Mathematics describes historical events leading up to the discovery of the Monster sporadic group, the largest simple sporadic group. It also expounds the significance and deep relationships between this group and other areas of mathematics and theoretical physics. It begins, in the prologue, with a nice overview of some of the mathematical drama surrounding the discovery of the Monster and its subsequent relationship to number theory (the so-called Moonshine conjectures). From a historical perspective, the book traces back to the roots of group theory, Galois theory, and steadily runs through time through the many famous mathematicians who contributed to group theory, including Lie, Killing and Cartan. Throughout, the author has provided a very nice and deep insight into the sociological and scientific problems at the time, and gives the reader a very prominent inside view of the real people behind the mathematics. The book should be an enjoyable read to anyone with an interest in the history of mathematics. For the non-mathematician the book makes a good, and mostly successful, attempt at being non-technical. Technical mathematical jargon is replaced with more heuristic, intuitive terminology, making the mathematical descriptions in the book fairly easy going. A glossary/hspace{0.25pc} of/hspace{0.25pc} terminology for noindent the more scientifically inclined is included in various footnotes throughout the book and in a comprehensive listing at the end of the book. Some more technical material is also included in the form of appendices at the end of the book. Some aspects of physics are also explained in a simple, intuitive way. The author further attempts at various places to give the non-specialist a glimpse into what mathematical proof is all about, and explains the difficulties and technicalities involved in this very nicely (for instance, he mentions the various 100+ page articles that

  8. [Extraordinary news of a curious apothecary. Monsters and wonders in the Florentine diary of Luca Landucci].

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    Ciseri, Lorenzo Montemagno

    This article offers a new reading of the well-known diary kept by the Florentine apothecary Luca Landucci between 1450 and 1516, examining its accounts of prodigies and other "monstrous" occurrences from a modern scientific point of view. Particular consideration is given to descriptions of a variety of birth defects observed in various Italian cities at the time, providing explanations for each case based on the latest medical theories. A detailed analysis is provided for a case of cranioschisis recorded in Volterra in 1474, a case of Opitz syndrome occurring in Venice in 1489, the birth of conjoined twins in Padua in the same year, conjoined triplets born to a 60-year-old woman in Venice, the well-publicized account of the 1512 Ravenna monster and, finally, the thoraco-acephalus tetramelus adolescent that Landucci personally observed in Florence in 1513.

  9. You can count on monsters the first 100 numbers and their characters

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    Using a unique teaching tool designed to motivate kids to learn, this volume visually explores the concepts of factoring and the role of prime and composite numbers. The playful and colorful monsters are designed to give children (and even older audiences) an intuitive understanding of the building blocks of numbers and the basics of multiplication. The introduction and appendices can also help adult readers answer questions about factoring from their young audience. The artwork is crisp and creative and the colors are bright and engaging, making this volume a welcome deviation from standard math texts. CRC Press Author and NPR's Math Guy Keith Devlin spoke with Scott Simon about how the book makes finding prime numbers fun. "This is one of the most amazing math books for kids I have ever seen...," Devlin says. "Great colors, it's wonderful, and yet because [Schwartz] knows the mathematics, he very skillfully and subtly embeds mathematical ideas into the drawings."

  10. Monsters, dreams and madness: Commentary on 'The arms of the chimeras'.

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    Reis, Bruce

    2016-04-01

    Considering Freudian and Post-Freudian approaches to the intersubjective Beatrice Ithier puts the work of Michel de M'Uzan and Thomas Ogden in comparison. To this comparison I add a consideration of the work of Christopher Bollas. The highly creative clinical approaches these three theorists take is shown to be informed by their elaborations of the Freudian notion of unconscious communication and by new approaches to the issue of identity. Attention is paid to differentiating traumatic from fanciful chimeras; and to the experience of the analyst undergoing the sorts of transformations requisite to entering this psychic space marked by fluid exchanges of being and becoming, wherein analyst becomes patient, new subjects are created through shared dreams, and through which monsters appear. Copyright © 2016 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  11. BOOK REVIEW: Symmetry and the Monster: One of the Greatest Quests of Mathematics

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    The book Symmetry and the Monster: One of the Greatest Quests of Mathematics describes historical events leading up to the discovery of the Monster sporadic group, the largest simple sporadic group. It also expounds the significance and deep relationships between this group and other areas of mathematics and theoretical physics. It begins, in the prologue, with a nice overview of some of the mathematical drama surrounding the discovery of the Monster and its subsequent relationship to number theory (the so-called Moonshine conjectures). From a historical perspective, the book traces back to the roots of group theory, Galois theory, and steadily runs through time through the many famous mathematicians who contributed to group theory, including Lie, Killing and Cartan. Throughout, the author has provided a very nice and deep insight into the sociological and scientific problems at the time, and gives the reader a very prominent inside view of the real people behind the mathematics. The book should be an enjoyable read to anyone with an interest in the history of mathematics. For the non-mathematician the book makes a good, and mostly successful, attempt at being non-technical. Technical mathematical jargon is replaced with more heuristic, intuitive terminology, making the mathematical descriptions in the book fairly easy going. A glossary\\hspace{0.25pc} of\\hspace{0.25pc} terminology for noindent the more scientifically inclined is included in various footnotes throughout the book and in a comprehensive listing at the end of the book. Some more technical material is also included in the form of appendices at the end of the book. Some aspects of physics are also explained in a simple, intuitive way. The author further attempts at various places to give the non-specialist a glimpse into what mathematical proof is all about, and explains the difficulties and technicalities involved in this very nicely (for instance, he mentions the various 100+ page articles that

  12. The effect of hydration state and energy balance on innate immunity of a desert reptile.

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    Moeller, Karla T; Butler, Michael W; Denardo, Dale F

    2013-05-04

    Immune function is a vital physiological process that is often suppressed during times of resource scarcity due to investments in other physiological systems. While energy is the typical currency that has been examined in such trade-offs, limitations of other resources may similarly lead to trade-offs that affect immune function. Specifically, water is a critical resource with profound implications for organismal ecology, yet its availability can fluctuate at local, regional, and even global levels. Despite this, the effect of osmotic state on immune function has received little attention. Using agglutination and lysis assays as measures of an organism's plasma concentration of natural antibodies and capacity for foreign cell destruction, respectively, we tested the independent effects of osmotic state, digestive state, and energy balance on innate immune function in free-ranging and laboratory populations of the Gila monster, Heloderma suspectum. This desert-dwelling lizard experiences dehydration and energy resource fluctuations on a seasonal basis. Dehydration was expected to decrease innate immune function, yet we found that dehydration increased lysis and agglutination abilities in both lab and field studies, a relationship that was not simply an effect of an increased concentration of immune molecules. Laboratory-based differences in digestive state were not associated with lysis or agglutination metrics, although in our field population, a loss of fat stores was correlated with an increase in lysis. Depending on the life history of an organism, osmotic state may have a greater influence on immune function than energy availability. Thus, consideration of osmotic state as a factor influencing immune function will likely improve our understanding of ecoimmunology and the disease dynamics of a wide range of species.

  13. From Mathematical Monsters to Generalized Scale Invariance in Geophysics: Highlights of the Multifractal Saga

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    Schertzer, D. J.; Tchiguirinskaia, I.; Lovejoy, S.

    2013-12-01

    Fractals and multifractals are very illustrative of the profound synergies between mathematics and geophysics. The book ';Fractal Geometry of Nature' (Mandelbrot, 1982) brilliantly demonstrated the genericity in geophysics of geometric forms like Cantor set, Peano curve and Koch snowflake, which were once considered as mathematical monsters. However, to tame the geophysical monsters (e.g. extreme weather, floods, earthquakes), it was required to go beyond geometry and a unique fractal dimension. The concept of multifractal was coined in the course of rather theoretical debates on intermittency in hydrodynamic turbulence, sometimes with direct links to atmospheric dynamics. The latter required a generalized notion of scale in order to deal both with scale symmetries and strong anisotropies (e.g. time vs. space, vertical vs. horizontal). It was thus possible to show that the consequences of intermittency are of first order, not just 'corrections' with respect to the classical non-intermittent modeling. This was in fact a radical paradigm shift for geophysics: the extreme variability of geophysical fields over wide ranges of scale, which had long been so often acknowledged and deplored, suddenly became handy. Recent illustrations are the possibility to track down in large date sets the Higgs boson of intermittence, i.e. a first order multifractal phase transition leading to self-organized criticality, and to simulate intermittent vector fields with the help of Lie cascades, based for instance on random Clifford algebra. It is rather significant that this revolution is no longer limited to fundamental and theoretical problems of geophysics, but now touches many applications including environmental management, in particular for urban management and resilience. These applications are particularly stimulating when taken in their full complexity.

  14. Assessment of a Mobile Game ("MobileKids Monster Manor") to Promote Physical Activity Among Children.

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    Garde, Ainara; Umedaly, Aryannah; Abulnaga, S Mazdak; Robertson, Leah; Junker, Anne; Chanoine, Jean Pierre; Ansermino, J Mark; Dumont, Guy A

    2015-04-01

    The majority of children in North America are not meeting current physical activity guidelines. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of a mobile phone game ("MobileKids Monster Manor") as a tool to promote voluntary physical activity among children. The game integrates data from an accelerometer-based activity monitor (Tractivity(®); Kineteks Corp., Vancouver, BC, Canada) wirelessly connected to a phone and was developed with the involvement of a team of young advisors (KidsCan Initiative: Involving Youth as Ambassadors for Research). Fifty-four children 8-13 years old completed a week of baseline data collection by wearing an accelerometer but receiving no feedback about their activity levels. The 54 children were then sequentially assigned to two groups: One group played "MobileKids Monster Manor," and the other received daily activity feedback (steps and active minutes) via an online program. The physical activity (baseline and intervention weeks) was measured using the activity monitor and compared using two-way repeated-measures analysis of variance (intervention×time). Forty-seven children with a body mass index (BMI) z-score of 0.35±1.18 successfully completed the study. Significant (P=0.01) increases in physical activity were observed during the intervention week in both the game and feedback groups (1191 and 796 steps/day, respectively). In the game group, greater physical activity was demonstrated in children with higher BMI z-score, showing 964 steps/day more per BMI z-score unit (P=0.03; 95 percent confidence interval of 98 to 1829). Further investigation is required to confirm that our game design promotes physical activity.

  15. Varanoid Tooth Eruption and Implantation Modes in a Late Cretaceous Mosasaur.

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    Liu, Min; Reed, David A; Cecchini, Giancarlo M; Lu, Xuanyu; Ganjawalla, Karan; Gonzales, Carol S; Monahan, Richard; Luan, Xianghong; Diekwisch, Thomas G H

    2016-01-01

    Erupting teeth are some of the oldest witnesses of developmental processes in the vertebrate fossil record and provide an important resource for vertebrate cladistics. Here, we have examined a mosasaur jaw fragment from central Texas using ultrathin ground section histology and 3D tomographic imaging to assess features critical for the cladistic placement of mosasaurs among varanoids vs. snakes: (i) the orientation of replacement teeth compared to the major tooth axis, (ii) the occurrence of resorption pits, and (iii) the mode of tooth implantation/attachment to the tooth bearing element (TBE). The replacement tooth studied here developed in an inclined position slightly distal of the deciduous parent tooth, similar to another varanoid squamate, the Gila monster Heloderma suspectum. Ground sections and tomographs also demonstrated that the replacement tooth attachment apparatus was entirely intact and that there was no evidence of mechanical deformation. Sections and tomographs further illustrated that the replacement tooth was located within a bony crypt and the inclination of the crypt matched the inclination of the replacement tooth. These preparations also revealed the presence of a resorption pit within the boundaries of the deciduous tooth that surrounded the developing replacement tooth. This finding suggests that developing mosasaur teeth developed within the walls of resorption pits similar to varanoid tooth germs and unlike developing snake teeth which are surrounded by fibrous connective tissue integuments. Finally, mosasaurs featured pseudo-thecodont tooth implantation with teeth anchored within a socket of mineralized tissue by means of a mineralized periodontal ligament. Together, these data indicate that the moderate inclination of the erupting mosasaur tooth studied here is neither a result of postmortem displacement nor a character representative of snakes, but rather a shared character between Mosasaurs and other varanoids such as Heloderma. In

  16. Varanoid Tooth Eruption and Implantation Modes in a Late Cretaceous Mosasaur

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    Full Text Available Erupting teeth are some of the oldest witnesses of developmental processes in the vertebrate fossil record and provide an important resource for vertebrate cladistics. Here we have examined a mosasaur jaw fragment from central Texas using ultrathin ground section histology and 3D tomographic imaging to assess features critical for the cladistic placement of mosasaurs among varanoids versus snakes: (i the orientation of replacement teeth compared to the major tooth axis, (ii the occurrence of resorption pits, and (iii the mode of tooth implantation/attachment to the tooth bearing element. The replacement tooth studied here developed in an inclined position slightly distal of the deciduous parent tooth, similar to another varanoid squamate, the Gila monster Heloderma suspectum. Ground sections and tomographs also demonstrated that the replacement tooth attachment apparatus was entirely intact and that there was no evidence of mechanical deformation. Sections and tomographs further illustrated that the replacement tooth was located within a bony crypt and the inclination of the crypt matched the inclination of the replacement tooth. These preparations also revealed the presence of a resorption pit within the boundaries of the deciduous tooth that surrounded the developing replacement tooth. This finding suggests that developing mosasaur teeth developed within the walls of resorption pits similar to varanoid tooth germs and unlike developing snake teeth which are surrounded by fibrous connective tissue integuments. Finally, mosasaurs featured pseudo-thecodont tooth implantation with teeth anchored within a socket of mineralized tissue by means of a mineralized periodontal ligament. Together, these data indicate that the moderate inclination of the erupting mosasaur tooth studied here is neither a result of postmortem displacement nor a character representative of snakes, but rather a shared character between Mosasaurs and other varanoids such as

  17. Monster Movies?

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    1971-01-01

    A library hooks onto junior teens' interest in horror films and expands it to their favorite film personalities, the history of horror film, and film techniques and criticism. (28 references) (Author)

  18. Monster machines

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    The mining industry is renowned for its gigantic pieces of machinery and they do not come much bigger than the three pieces being examined in this paper. Most bucketwheel excavators delivered now are in the 1000-4500 m{sup 3}/h capacity range. Bucyras Inc. is responsible for the world's largest dragline, the Big Muskie, claimed to be one of the seven engineering wonders of the world. However, emphasis today is on smaller draglines such as the Bucyrus 680 W. Manufacturers of surface miners include Man Takraf, ThyssenKrupp Foerdertechnik, Wirtgen and the Huron Manufacturing Corp. 2 photos.

  19. The connection between the electromagnetic fine structure constant α-bar0 and the monster Lie algebra

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    2008-01-01

    The essay gives arguments for deriving the electromagnetic fine structure constant from maximally symmetric spaces. A connection between the order of some subgroups of the monster simple group, the ratio of the proton mass to the electron mass and the fine structure constant is found. A derivation of the fine structure constant from the number of elements in the Cristoffel symbol and the order of the reflection group F 4 is given

  20. Baba Yaga, Monsters of the Week, and Pop Culture’s Formation of Wonder and Families through Monstrosity

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    Full Text Available This paper considers transforming forms and their purposes in the popular culture trope of the televised Monster of the Week (MOTW. In the rare televised appearances outside of Slavic nations, Baba Yaga tends to show up in MOTW episodes. While some MOTW are contemporary inventions, many, like Baba Yaga, are mythological and fantastic creatures from folk narratives. Employing the concept of the folkloresque, we explore how contemporary audiovisual tropes gain integrity and traction by indexing traditional knowledge and belief systems. In the process, we examine key affordances of these forms involving the possibilities of wonder and the portability of tradition. Using digital humanities methods, we built a “monster typology” by scraping lists of folk creatures, mythological beasts, and other supernatural beings from online information sources, and we used topic modeling to investigate central concerns of MOTW series. Our findings indicate connections in these shows between crime, violence, family, and loss. The trope formulates wonder and families through folk narrative and monster forms and functions. We recognize Baba Yaga’s role as villain in these episodes and acknowledge that these series also shift between episodic and serial narrative arcs involving close relationships between characters and among viewers and fans.

  1. Microarray analysis of a salamander hopeful monster reveals transcriptional signatures of paedomorphic brain development

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    2010-01-01

    Background The Mexican axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) is considered a hopeful monster because it exhibits an adaptive and derived mode of development - paedomorphosis - that has evolved rapidly and independently among tiger salamanders. Unlike related tiger salamanders that undergo metamorphosis, axolotls retain larval morphological traits into adulthood and thus present an adult body plan that differs dramatically from the ancestral (metamorphic) form. The basis of paedomorphic development was investigated by comparing temporal patterns of gene transcription between axolotl and tiger salamander larvae (Ambystoma tigrinum tigrinum) that typically undergo a metamorphosis. Results Transcript abundances from whole brain and pituitary were estimated via microarray analysis on four different days post hatching (42, 56, 70, 84 dph) and regression modeling was used to independently identify genes that were differentially expressed as a function of time in both species. Collectively, more differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were identified as unique to the axolotl (n = 76) and tiger salamander (n = 292) than were identified as shared (n = 108). All but two of the shared DEGs exhibited the same temporal pattern of expression and the unique genes tended to show greater changes later in the larval period when tiger salamander larvae were undergoing anatomical metamorphosis. A second, complementary analysis that directly compared the expression of 1320 genes between the species identified 409 genes that differed as a function of species or the interaction between time and species. Of these 409 DEGs, 84% exhibited higher abundances in tiger salamander larvae at all sampling times. Conclusions Many of the unique tiger salamander transcriptional responses are probably associated with metamorphic biological processes. However, the axolotl also showed unique patterns of transcription early in development. In particular, the axolotl showed a genome-wide reduction in mRNA abundance

  2. Microarray analysis of a salamander hopeful monster reveals transcriptional signatures of paedomorphic brain development

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    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The Mexican axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum is considered a hopeful monster because it exhibits an adaptive and derived mode of development - paedomorphosis - that has evolved rapidly and independently among tiger salamanders. Unlike related tiger salamanders that undergo metamorphosis, axolotls retain larval morphological traits into adulthood and thus present an adult body plan that differs dramatically from the ancestral (metamorphic form. The basis of paedomorphic development was investigated by comparing temporal patterns of gene transcription between axolotl and tiger salamander larvae (Ambystoma tigrinum tigrinum that typically undergo a metamorphosis. Results Transcript abundances from whole brain and pituitary were estimated via microarray analysis on four different days post hatching (42, 56, 70, 84 dph and regression modeling was used to independently identify genes that were differentially expressed as a function of time in both species. Collectively, more differentially expressed genes (DEGs were identified as unique to the axolotl (n = 76 and tiger salamander (n = 292 than were identified as shared (n = 108. All but two of the shared DEGs exhibited the same temporal pattern of expression and the unique genes tended to show greater changes later in the larval period when tiger salamander larvae were undergoing anatomical metamorphosis. A second, complementary analysis that directly compared the expression of 1320 genes between the species identified 409 genes that differed as a function of species or the interaction between time and species. Of these 409 DEGs, 84% exhibited higher abundances in tiger salamander larvae at all sampling times. Conclusions Many of the unique tiger salamander transcriptional responses are probably associated with metamorphic biological processes. However, the axolotl also showed unique patterns of transcription early in development. In particular, the axolotl showed a genome

  3. Cyborgs and monsters on non-places: aspects of education at a supermodern society

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    Henrique Marins de Carvalho

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available The post-modern society, especially in westernized cultures, has the peculiarity of the presence of some components: capitalism, power systems, technologies for their exercise, schizophrenic behavior, fortification of segregation and repression actions. This is the political, social and cultural background of the School: an institution that seeks the adjustment of individuals to civic life and labor. Based on some ideas of Michel Foucault and the duo consisting of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari the analysis of the instruments of power and the actions contained therein is made. Besides these, we present the definitions of concepts supported Marc Auge, on the characteristics of non-place in supermodernity, a place devoid of experience; Donna Haraway, with its ciborgologia, offering the chance to replace the dichotomy of man versus machine by an ontology human-machine and Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, who in seven theses on the monsters, look back to the monstrosity that surrounds us. It is so identified the element that the School intend to reach: an infant and monstrous cyborg who is required to remain in a non-place.

  4. Frankenstein’s Monster Comes Home: The ‘Two Cultures’ in Remix

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    Full Text Available Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley (1818 is the starting point for this reading of remix in relation to authorship and its implications for creative work. The monster in Frankenstein has no single author, or father, and is damned by his mixed parentage as much as by his inability to recreate himself. Alone, he falls into the waste as a product of the divide between poetry and science. The ‘two cultures’ coined by C. P. Snow (1956 address this same divide and lament its dominance in mid twentieth-century intellectual life. But contemporary remix culture that relies on digital media closes this gap as poets now write code and artists are technicians. In my close reading of five remixes I show that origin is no longer relevant in the mixed material realization of processes that are performed or ‘re-authored’ in reception. In these remixes the creator reinterprets by changing the context of remixed elements in the works. The result is textual hybrids that are remixed further in reception.

  5. "What is the Use of a Book without Pictures?" An Exploration of the Impact of Illustrations on Reading Experience in "A Monster Calls"

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    Aggleton, Jen

    2017-01-01

    This article examines the effect of Jim Kay's illustrations on the experience of reading "A Monster Calls" by Patrick Ness. The author compares the responses of six Key Stage Three children (11-14 years old), three of whom were given an illustrated version of the text, and three a non-illustrated version. The children with an illustrated…

  6. Monster in My Closet: An Exploratory Study of the Relationship between Parent-Child Co-Sleeping and Nighttime Fears of Preschool Children

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    Chang, I. Joyce; Pettit, Rebecca W.; Kennedy, Gregory

    2004-01-01

    Children's nighttime fears, such as monsters in the closet, have been a common issue for the American. In children's cognitive development, vivid imagination has been recognized as a cause of fear, but not all children around the globe share this common experience. This qualitative, exploratory study examined the relationship between parent-child…

  7. Mast cell chymase reduces the toxicity of Gila monster venom, scorpion venom, and vasoactive intestinal polypeptide in mice

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    Akahoshi, Mitsuteru; Song, Chang Ho; Piliponsky, Adrian M.; Metz, Martin; Guzzetta, Andrew; Åbrink, Magnus; Schlenner, Susan M.; Feyerabend, Thorsten B.; Rodewald, Hans-Reimer; Pejler, Gunnar; Tsai, Mindy; Galli, Stephen J.

    2011-01-01

    Mast cell degranulation is important in the pathogenesis of anaphylaxis and allergic disorders. Many animal venoms contain components that can induce mast cell degranulation, and this has been thought to contribute to the pathology and mortality caused by envenomation. However, we recently reported evidence that mast cells can enhance the resistance of mice to the venoms of certain snakes and that mouse mast cell–derived carboxypeptidase A3 (CPA3) can contribute to this effect. Here, we investigated whether mast cells can enhance resistance to the venom of the Gila monster, a toxic component of that venom (helodermin), and the structurally similar mammalian peptide, vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP). Using 2 types of mast cell–deficient mice, as well as mice selectively lacking CPA3 activity or the chymase mouse mast cell protease-4 (MCPT4), we found that mast cells and MCPT4, which can degrade helodermin, can enhance host resistance to the toxicity of Gila monster venom. Mast cells and MCPT4 also can limit the toxicity associated with high concentrations of VIP and can reduce the morbidity and mortality induced by venoms from 2 species of scorpions. Our findings support the notion that mast cells can enhance innate defense by degradation of diverse animal toxins and that release of MCPT4, in addition to CPA3, can contribute to this mast cell function. PMID:21926462

  8. ICRF power-deposition profiles and heating in monster sawtooth and peaked-density profile discharges in JET

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    Bhatnagar, V.P.; Taroni, A.; Ellis, J.J.; Jacquinot, J.; Stuart, D.F.

    1989-01-01

    In this paper, we compare experimental results of electron and ion-heating in discharges that feature monster sawtooth with those in pellet-produced peaked-density profile discharges which were heated with ICRF. Also we carry out a comprehensive analysis of ICRF-heated peaked-density profile discharges by a transport code to simulate the evolution of JET discharges and to provide an insight into the improved heating and confinement found in these discharges. In this analysis, the ICRF power-deposition profile in the minority-heating scenario is computed by the ray-tracing code BRAYCO that self-consistently takes the finite antenna geometry, its radiation spectrum and the hot-plasma damping into account. The power delivered to ions and electrons is calculated based on Stix model. (author) 10 refs., 5 figs

  9. ICRF power-deposition profiles, heating and confinement of monster sawtooth and peaked-density profile discharges in JET

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    Bhatnagar, V.P.; Taroni, A.; Ellis, J.J.; Jacquinot, J.; Start, D.F.H.

    1989-01-01

    The ion cyclotron resonance heating of monster sawtooth (period greater than the energy confinement time) and pellet-fueled peaked-density profiles in limiter discharges of JET Tokamak are studied. The monster sawtooth is a characteristic JET regime which is related to fast ions generated during the minority ion heating. In the ICRF heating of peaked-density profile discharges, we find typically the T i0 is higher roughly by a factor of 2 and T e0 roughly by 35% at a fixed P TOT /n e0 when compared to non-peaked profile cases. Here, T e0 and T i0 are central electron and ion temperatures, respectively, n e0 is the central electron density and P TOT is the total input power. The ion heating is improved in the pellet case, in part, due to a higher collisionality between the background ions and the energetic minority, but more significantly by a reduction of local ion energy transport in the central region. The transport-code simulation of these discharges reveals that there is a reduction of both χ e and χ i in the central region of the plasma in the ICRF heated peaked-profile discharges where χ e and χ i are the electron and ion heat conductivities, respectively. The improvement of confinement is not explained quantitatively by any of the existing η i -driven turbulence theories as the n i parameter (η i = d ln T i /d ln n i where T i is the ion temperature and n i is the ion density), instead of dropping below the critical value, remains above it for most of the duration of the improved confinement phase. The physical mechanism(s) that plays a role in this improvement is not yet clear. (author)

  10. Subduing the green-eyed monster: bridging the psychopharmacological and psychosocial treatment perspective in understanding pathological jealousy.

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    Samad, Farah Deena Abdul; Sidi, Hatta; Kumar, Jaya; Das, Srijit; Midin, Marhani; Hatta, Nurul Hazwani

    2017-07-04

    Human being is not spared from a broad-ranged emotional state, including being jealous. Jealousy has both affective-cognitive and behavioural-evaluative dimension where the person perceives, or experiences a real threat on a valued relationship. As this complex emotion becomes irrational and not amenable to reason, it later transforms into a dangerously 'green-eyed monster'. This perilous situation which is viewed as pathological jealousy is a form of delusion, which is maintained by a fixed and false reasoning in an originally entrusted intimate relationship. Pathological jealousy is equally prevailing among both gender, and with a greater ubiquitous among the geriatric population. The role of dopamine hyperactivity in the fronto-parietal-temporal region was implicated, with the anatomical mapping of the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC), cingulate gyrus (CG), and amygdala involvement in the context of the disease's neurobiology. The etiology of pathological jealousy includes major psychiatric disorders, i.e. delusional disorder, schizophrenia, mood disorder, organic brain syndrome, and among others, the drug-induced psychosis. The role of relationship issues and psychodynamic perspective, i.e. psychological conflicts with dependence on a romantic partner, and low self-esteem are involved. Pathological jealousy inherits high-risk forensic psychiatry entanglement, which may warrant intensive intervention, including hospital admission and antipsychotic treatment. Treatment options include an early recognition, managing underlying neuropsychiatric disorders, psycho education, cognitive psychotherapy, and choosing an effective psychopharmacological agent. The management strategy may also resort to a geographical intervention, i.e. separation between both persons to complement the biological treatment. Copyright© Bentham Science Publishers; For any queries, please email at epub@benthamscience.org.

  11. Assessing the Impact of an Interactive Mobile Game on Tobacco-Related Attitudes and Beliefs: The Truth Campaign's "Flavor Monsters".

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    Rath, Jessica M; Williams, Valerie; Rubenstein, Rebecca; Smith, Lexi; Vallone, Donna

    2015-12-01

    Given that over 97 percent of American teens play videogames, it is not surprising that many "games for health" target youth. Although tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, few digital games focus on preventing this behavior. The aims of this study were twofold: (1) to determine if youth will play a game with tobacco-related information and themes and (2) to explain the relationship between the truth(®) (Legacy, Washington, DC) campaign's "Flavor Monsters" gameplay and shifts in game-related tobacco knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs. First, two versions of the game, with different amounts of tobacco-related content, were developed to examine the influence of tobacco-related content on player engagement, length of play, awareness of the truth brand, and receptivity to the game. No statistically significant differences were found for engagement (P=0.81), length of play (P=0.10), or awareness of the truth brand (P=0.67). Using an online survey through a preexisting online panel of 13-24 year olds, a longitudinal (n=693) design was used whereby exposure to messages varied naturally over time. Because of the large number of anti-tobacco industry attitude questions, we created an Anti-Tobacco Industry (ATI) Index based on the results of a factor analysis. Although gameplay was not a predictor of lower levels of intention to smoke, level mastered was a significant positive predictor of ATI Index attitudes score at 3 months, controlling for baseline ATI Index score, age, gender, and ever cigarette use (P=0.002). Longitudinal findings indicate a cumulative and enduring effect, suggesting that anti-tobacco content can be successfully integrated within a mobile game to help increase anti-tobacco attitudes.

  12. Sexos, sexualidades e gêneros: monstruosidades no currículo da Educação Sexual Sexes, sexualities and genders: monsters in Sexual Education curriculum

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    Jimena Furlani

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Apresento um exercício de análise cultural, a partir da frase "Que bicho é esse?" - do livro paradidático infantil (Lopes, 2000 para se referir a "sexo" e "sexualidade". Problematizo as potencialidades reflexivas da Educação Sexual tendo como referência a "Pedagogia dos Monstros" (Cohen, 2000 e a "desconstrução" como método analítico, articulando-as com teorizações nos campos dos Estudos Culturais e Feministas, sob a perspectiva pós-estruturalista de análise. Na Escola "os sexos", "as sexualidades" e "os gêneros" podem ser pensados como "monstros curriculares", assim como todo assunto marcado pela polêmica, pela provisoriedade, pela normalização. Como fenômeno metafórico cultural "os monstros" subordinam-se aos padrões hegemônicos da cultura normativa ao mesmo tempo em que resistem a eles. Essa resistência permite que, na Educação Sexual, os processos constituintes da normalidade e da desigualdade possam ser permanentemente postos em questão.I present an exercise of cultural analysis using the sentence "What is this thing?", from the children's textbook (Lopes, 2000 to refer to "sex" and "sexuality". I discuss the reflexive potential in Sexual Education, having as a reference Pedagogy of the Monsters (Cohen, 2000 and the "deconstruction" as an analytical method, associating them with theories in the fields of Cultural Studies and Feminist Studies, under the post-structuralist perspective of analysis. At school, "the sexes", "the sexualities" and "the genres" can be thought as "curricular monsters", as well as all the subjects marked by controversy, fleetness, normalization. As a cultural metaphoric phenomenon, "the monsters" subordinate themselves to the hegemonic standards of the normative culture at the same time they resist to them. This resistance allows the constituent processes of normality and the inequality in Sexual Education can be permanently questioned.

  13. Managing The Monster

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  14. The Disabled: Media's Monster.

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    Bogdan, Robert; And Others

    1982-01-01

    From the early nineteenth century to the present, horror, gangster, and adventure films, television, the comics, and newspapers have shown physical and mental disabilities to connote murder, violence, and danger. Such false portrayals have promoted negative public attitudes toward people with disabilities. (Author/MJL)

  15. Dismantling the monster?

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    Højgaard, Lis; Søndergaard, Dorte Marie

    2010-01-01

    This essay addresses the emergence of audit culture and evidence-base research and its entry into the Nordic countries of Europe, using Denmark as an example. A closer look is taken at the current trends as they have reached the Danish scene, and the essay engages a discussion about ways to counter...... these trends, launching alternative positionings to those known from the British, American and Australian reports. The discussion offers reflections on the possibility of replacing dualisms between basic and applied science/ science and society by conceptualisations of the multitude of actors involved...

  16. Monsters in the sky

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    Maffei, P.

    1980-01-01

    The book treats astronomical objects and phenomena which remain unexplained or unproven by current investigators. Specific objects discussed include comets, satellite clouds surrounding the earth, tektites, the planet Vulcan (within the orbit of Mercury), Planet X (beyond Pluto), the Gum Nebula, planetary nebulae, supernovae, supernova remnants, transient X-ray sources, the possible extinction of the dinosaurs by an X-ray explosion and super-supernovae. Attention is also given to the star Eta Carinae, black holes, BL Lacertae objects, active galaxies, Markarian galaxies, N and compact galaxies, Seyfert galaxies, quasars, redshift anomalies, Stephan's quintet of galaxies, and intergalactic black holes or black dwarfs which may account for the mass necessary to bind together clusters of galaxies

  17. Turtles as hopeful monsters.

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    Rieppel, O

    2001-11-01

    A recently published study on the development of the turtle shell highlights the important role that development plays in the origin of evolutionary novelties. The evolution of the highly derived adult anatomy of turtles is a prime example of a macroevolutionary event triggered by changes in early embryonic development. Early ontogenetic deviation may cause patterns of morphological change that are not compatible with scenarios of gradualistic, stepwise transformation. Copyright 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

  18. 3D modelling of interaction of strongly nonlinear internal seiches with a concave lake topography and a phenomenon of the "lake monsters".

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    Terletska, Kateryna; Maderich, Vladimir; Brovchenko, Igor; Jung, Kyung Tae

    2013-04-01

    critical values after which jet sink to maximal depth, then stop and rapidly rising up to surface interacting with thermocline where vortex pair is formed, 4) the just formed vortex pair continue moving in thermocline with a critical speed causing wave wake. This wake is also can be visible on the surface of the lake, 5) the final stage of interaction is the formation of solitons and the second internal mode. The appearance of surface wake in such idealized elongated elliptic-shape lake was the motivation for carrying further modeling of internal seiches in the real lake. This phenomenon can be the explanation of the fact that number of eyewitness around the world claimed to see "lake monsters" moved rapidly and then submerged leaving a wake. Its usually occur in elongated lakes in moderate latitude with a well defined seasonal termocline. Numerical modeling of the interaction of internal seiche with a North end of the Loch Ness confirms possibility of the supercritical internal jet generation and subsequent internal and surface disturbances. We hypotheses that some of eyewitness and legends on the "lake monsters" can be explained by such observations of suddently occurred surface wake behind disturbance generated by focusing flows by bottom topography. [1] Horn DA, Imberger J, Ivey GN.: The degeneration of large-scale interfacial gravity waves in lakes. J. Fluid Mech 434: 181-207, 2001. [2] Maderich V., Brovchenko I., Terletska K., Hutter K.: Numerical simulations of the nonhydrostatic transformation of basin-scale internal gravity waves and wave-enhanced meromixis in lakes. Ch. 4 in Hutter K. (Ed.) Nonlinear internal waves in lakes. Springer. Series: Advances in Geophysical and Environmental Mechanics p. 193-276, 2012. [3] Kanarska Y, Maderich V.: A non-hydrostatic numerical model for calculating free-surface stratified flows. Ocean Dynamics 53: 176-185, 2003.

  19. “Þur sarriþu þursa trutin”: monster-fighting and medicine in early medieval Scandinavia

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    Hall, Alaric

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper seeks evidence among our extensive Scandinavian mythological texts for an area which they seldom discuss explicitly: the conceptualisation and handling of illness and healing. Its core evidence is two runic texts (the Canterbury Rune-Charm and the Sigtuna Amulet which conceptualise illness as a þurs (‘ogre, monster’. The article discusses the semantics of þurs, arguing that illness and supernatural beings could be conceptualised as identical in medieval Scandinavia. This provides a basis for arguing that myths in which gods and heroes fight monsters provided a paradigm for the struggle with illness. The article proceeds, more speculatively, to use the Eddaic poem Skírnismál and the Finnish Riiden synty as the basis for arguing that one cause of illness could be the transgression of moral norms.

    Este artículo tiene por objetivo encontrar pruebas en los numerosos textos mitológicos escandinavos sobre un tema sobre el que pocas veces estos tratan de forma explícita: la conceptualización y el tratamiento de las enfermedades y su curación. La principal prueba se encuentra en dos textos rúnicos (el Canterbury Rune-Charm (El conjuro rúnico de Canterbury y el Sigtuna Amulet (El amuleto de Sigtuna que conceptualizan la enfermedad como un þurs (‘ogro, monstruo’. El artículo trata sobre la semántica de þurs y sostiene que las enfermedades y los seres sobrenaturales podían conceptualizarse como idénticos en la Escandinavia de la época medieval, en base a lo cual afirma que los mitos en los que los dioses y los héroes luchan contra los monstruos representaban un paradigma de la lucha contra las enfermedades. De forma más especulativa, el artículo utiliza el poema eddaico Skírnismál y el poema finlandés Riiden synty como base para sostener que la transgresión de las normas morales podía considerarse una posible causa de las enfermedades.

  20. Hammer's Monsters: A Screen Bestiary

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    2016-01-01

    This public exhibition, housed in the DMU Heritage Centre, ran from October 2016 to October 2017. It displayed materials from the Hammer Script Archive held by the Cinema and Television History (CATH) Research Centre at DMU and provided a critical and historical commentary on these materials. Locating the archival objects and images within the industrial and creative history of the iconic Hammer Film Productions, the exhibition invited the public to reflect on the place of this studio within ...

  1. Twilight og det gode monster

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    Hansen, Kim Toft

    2011-01-01

    bevægelse af tusmørket, men samtidig ved vi også, at fuldmånen er forbundet med lunefuld opførsel. Ordet ’lune’ kommer også af det latinske ord ’luna’ for måne. Tredje film fra 2010 hedder Eclipse, hvilket betyder ’formørkelse’, hvilket i ny og næ sker for både måne og sol. Med andre ord signalerer de...

  2. Monster telescope hunts blue planets

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    2003-01-01

    BRITAIN is to back a project to build the world's biggest telescope - so powerful that it could see life-bearing planets in other solar systems. It will need the largest mirror ever built at about 100 metres in diameter (1/2 page).

  3. Sobre corpos e monstros: algumas reflexões contemporâneas a partir da filosofia da diferença Sobre cuerpos y monstruos: algunas reflexiones contemporáneas About bodies and monsters: some contemporary reflections

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    Carlos Augusto Peixoto Junior

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo tem como objetivo geral discutir algumas relações entre o corpo e o fenômeno do monstro - teratológico ou ficcional -, procurando avaliar os abalos que a figura monstruosa provoca nos modelos de apreensão da subjetividade construídos prioritariamente a partir dos referenciais da representação e da identidade. Em termos mais específicos, partindo principalmente de autores alinhados à filosofia da diferença, são discutidas algumas possibilidades de subversão suscitadas pela monstruosidade em suas relações com o corpo, tais como as que ocorrem nos campos da ciência, da cultura, dos estudos de gênero e de uma política de subjetivação. O que se procura ressaltar em todas essas vertentes é que, ao afirmar sua diferença radical, a figura do monstro abre novas vias de acesso ao devir e à singularidade.Este artículo tiene como objetivo general discutir algunas relaciones entre el cuerpo y el fenómeno del monstruo - teratologico o ficcional -, buscando evaluar las conmociones que la figura monstruosa provoca en los modelos de aprehensión de la subjetividad construidos principalmente desde los referenciales de la representación y de la identidad. En términos más específicos, partiendo prioritariamente de autores alineados con la filosofía de la diferencia, si discuten diversas posibilidades de subversión suscitadas por la monstruosidad en sus relaciones con el cuerpo, tal como los que ocurren en los campos de la ciencia, de la cultura, de los estudios de género y de una política de subjetivación. El que si busca resaltar en todas estas vertientes es que, al afirmar su diferencia radical, la figura del monstruo abre nuevas maneras de acceso al devenir y a la singularidad.This work has as its general aim to argue about some relations between the body and the phenomenon of the monster - teratological or fictional -, trying to evaluate the shocks that the monstrous figure provokes in the models of apprehension of

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  5. Monsters of Drawing and Writing Matter

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    )phobic Cold War culture and escape from the academic orthodoxies of New Criticism, the latter decreeing the autonomy of poetry and the harmonious integration of form and content in a signifying poetic whole. By experimenting with the interplay between poetry and other artistic genres, their collaborations...... through and around the theme of textual materialization. At the same time as O’Hara and Rivers investigate the often conflicting powers of both genres to incarnate the reality of the material world (especially the human body) in their respective media, they also playfully foreground the materiality...... of artistic/poetic text as so much drawing and writing blending with each other to form new monstrous shapes. This double strategy contributes to a re-inscription of poetry and drawing as sheer physical matter and means of artistic production within that world which they purport to represent in the first...

  6. Men, monsters and the modern universe.

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    This book is intended to introduce to the constellations in a memorable way and to start looking at the sky's most easily observable objects with nothing more than the eyes or a pair of binoculars or a small telescope.

  7. Slaying the Food Monster: Help for Bulimics.

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    Snyder, Francine; Levy, Karen Gorbitz

    1984-01-01

    Bulimia is an eating disorder often referred to as the binge-purge syndrome. The bulimic usually functions well at work and often holds a top-level position. Reasons for bulimia include feelings of inadequacy, societal pressures to be thin, and high parental expectations. Low self-esteem is a common characteristic of the bulimic. (RM)

  8. Corruption: A many-headed monster

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    B.J. van der Walt

    2001-08-01

    Full Text Available The prevalence of corruption poses a serious threat to our nation. This paper intends to investigate, apart from the various forms of corruption and our reactions to them, the causes of and the possible cures for this evil in our society.

  9. Monster potential meets potential monster: pros and cons of deploying genetically modified microalgae for biofuels production.

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    Flynn, K J; Mitra, A; Greenwell, H C; Sui, J

    2013-02-06

    Biofuels production from microalgae attracts much attention but remains an unproven technology. We explore routes to enhance production through modifications to a range of generic microalgal physiological characteristics. Our analysis shows that biofuels production may be enhanced ca fivefold through genetic modification (GM) of factors affecting growth rate, respiration, photoacclimation, photosynthesis efficiency and the minimum cell quotas for nitrogen and phosphorous (N : C and P : C). However, simulations indicate that the ideal GM microalgae for commercial deployment could, on escape to the environment, become a harmful algal bloom species par excellence, with attendant risks to ecosystems and livelihoods. In large measure, this is because an organism able to produce carbohydrate and/or lipid at high rates, providing stock metabolites for biofuels production, will also be able to attain a stoichiometric composition that will be far from optimal as food for the support of zooplankton growth. This composition could suppress or even halt the grazing activity that would otherwise control the microalgal growth in nature. In consequence, we recommend that the genetic manipulation of microalgae, with inherent consequences on a scale comparable to geoengineering, should be considered under strict international regulation.

  10. La dama fantasma y el monstruo del lago: Narración, ciencia y creencias en actuaciones discursivas A dama fantasma e o monstro do lago: narrativa, ciência e crença em performances discursivas The Lady Ghost and The Loch Monster: narrative, science and beliefs in discursive performances

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    María Inés Palleiro

    2011-12-01

    two different narrative matrices: "The Lady Ghost" in its different names, and "the Nahuelito", an Argentine version of the Loch Monster. Stories collected in different contexts and formats are examined, including media. The research focuses on the dynamics between scientific and narrative knowledge, which deals with the semantic domain of collective beliefs. These are understood as modal expressions, whose truth values rely on an intersubjective agreement. In this regard, ghostly apparitions and lock monsters can be considered rhetoric expressions of beliefs about the supernatural. These metaphoric creatures, in fact, tend to provide more satisfactory explanations about the symbolic sphere of experience than modern science.

  11. The Monster at the Heart of our Galaxy

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    Ghez, Andrea

    2015-08-01

    Learn about new developments in the study of black holes. Through the capture and analysis of twenty years of high-resolution imaging, Dr. Ghez and her team have moved the case for a supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy from a possibility to a certainty. This was made possible with the first measurements of stars’ orbiting at high speeds around a galactic nucleus. Further advances in state-of-the-art of high-resolution imaging technology on the world’s largest telescopes have greatly expanded the power of using stellar orbits to characterize black holes. Recent observations have revealed an environment around the black hole that is quite unexpected (young stars where there should be none; a lack of old stars where there should be many; and a puzzling new class of objects). Continued measurements of the motions of stars have solved many of the puzzles posed by these perplexing populations of stars. This work on the orbits of stars, along with observations of the dining habits of the black hole, is providing insight into how black holes grow and the role that they play in regulating the growth of their host galaxies. Future measurements of stellar orbits at the Galactic Center hold the promise of improving our understanding of gravity through tests of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity in an unexplored regime.

  12. Continuous nowhere differentiable functions the monsters of analysis

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    2015-01-01

    This book covers the construction, analysis, and theory of continuous nowhere differentiable functions, comprehensively and accessibly. After illuminating the significance of the subject through an overview of its history, the reader is introduced to the sophisticated toolkit of ideas and tricks used to study the explicit continuous nowhere differentiable functions of Weierstrass, Takagi–van der Waerden, Bolzano, and others. Modern tools of functional analysis, measure theory, and Fourier analysis are applied to examine the generic nature of continuous nowhere differentiable functions, as well as linear structures within the (nonlinear) space of continuous nowhere differentiable functions. To round out the presentation, advanced techniques from several areas of mathematics are brought together to give a state-of-the-art analysis of Riemann’s continuous, and purportedly nowhere differentiable, function. For the reader’s benefit, claims requiring elaboration, and open problems, are clearly indicated. An a...

  13. Milky Way Monster Stars in Cosmic Reality Show

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    2003-01-01

    The longest X-ray look yet at the supermassive black hole at the Milky Way's center has given astronomers unprecedented access to its life and times. The new data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory revealed that our galaxy's central black hole is a frequent bad actor, prone to numerous outbursts and occasional large explosions. The observations of the black hole, a.k.a. Sagittarius A* or Sgr A*, occurred over a two-week period for a total exposure time of 164 hours. During this time Sgr A* flared up in X-ray intensity half a dozen or more times. Astronomers also found evidence that suggests it had an even more boisterous past. These discoveries will help to unlock the secrets of how Sgr A* grows and how it interacts with its environment "We are getting a look at the everyday life of a supermassive black hole like never before," said Frederick K. Baganoff of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, who presented these new results on behalf of an international team at a press conference today at the American Astronomical Society meeting in Seattle. "We see it flaring on an almost daily basis." Sagittarius A* More images of Sagittarius A* The cause of the flares is not understood, but the rapidity with which they rise and fall indicates that they are occurring near the event horizon, or point of no return, around the black hole. Even when it flares, the intensity of the X-ray emission from the vicinity of the black hole is relatively weak, which suggests that Sgr A*, weighing in at 3 million times the mass of the Sun, is a starved black hole. "Although it appears to snack often, this black hole is definitely on a severe diet," says Baganoff. "This could be because explosive events in the past blew away much of the gas from the neighborhood of the black hole." Indeed, evidence for such events - which astronomers are viewing 26,000 years later due to the time it takes light to travel to Earth from the center of the Galaxy - can be found in the image. A faint streak of X-rays about 1 light-year long has been discovered 1.5 light years from Sgr A*. The streak points at Sgr A*, suggesting that it may be a jet of particles expelled at nearly the speed of light from just outside the event horizon of the black hole. The intensity and size of this jet indicate that the flaring activity has been occurring for many years. Labeled image of Sagittarius A* Jet Labeled image of Sagittarius A* Jet On a much larger scale, huge lobes of 20-million-degree-Centigrade gas extending over dozens of light years on either side of the black hole have also been discovered. "These lobes show that enormous explosions have occurred several times over the last ten thousand years," said Mark Morris of UCLA, lead author of a second paper on Sgr A*, who also participated in the press conference. Sangwook Park, of Penn State University in University Park, and Michael Muno, of MIT, were lead authors of two other papers presented at the meeting. These papers focused on the extraordinarily rich region around the central black hole, where they detected more than 2,000 X-ray sources. Other members of the team include Mark Bautz and George Ricker of MIT, Niel Brandt, Patrick Broos, George Chartas, Eric Feigelson, Gordon Garmire, and Leisa Townsley of Penn State, Yoshitomo Maeda of the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science in Japan, and Christian Howard of UCLA. NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., manages the Chandra program, and TRW, Inc., Redondo Beach, Calif., is the prime contractor for the spacecraft. The Smithsonian's Chandra X-ray Center controls science and flight operations from Cambridge, Mass., for the Office of Space Science at NASA Headquarters, Washington. Images and additional information about this result are available at: http://chandra.harvard.edu and http://chandra.nasa.gov

  14. Metasynthetic Madness: What Kind of Monster Have We Created?

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    Thorne, Sally

    2017-01-01

    From its origins in the 1990s, the qualitative health research metasynthesis project represented a methodological maneuver to capitalize on a growing investment in qualitatively derived study reports to create an interactive dialogue among them that would surface expanded insights about complex human phenomena. However, newer forms positioning themselves as qualitative metasynthesis but representing a much more technical and theoretically superficial form of scholarly enterprise have begun to appear in the health research literature. It seems imperative that we think through the implications of this trend and determine whether it is to be afforded the credibility of being a form of qualitative scholarship and, if so, what kind of scholarship it represents. As the standardization trend in synthesis research marches forward, we will need clarity and a strong sense of purpose if we are to preserve the essence of what the qualitative metasynthesis project was intended to be all about. © The Author(s) 2016.

  15. Autophagic cell death: Loch Ness monster or endangered species?

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    Shen, Han-Ming; Codogno, Patrice

    2011-05-01

    The concept of autophagic cell death was first established based on observations of increased autophagic markers in dying cells. The major limitation of such a morphology-based definition of autophagic cell death is that it fails to establish the functional role of autophagy in the cell death process, and thus contributes to the confusion in the literature regarding the role of autophagy in cell death and cell survival. Here we propose to define autophagic cell death as a modality of non-apoptotic or necrotic programmed cell death in which autophagy serves as a cell death mechanism, upon meeting the following set of criteria: (i) cell death occurs without the involvement of apoptosis; (ii) there is an increase of autophagic flux, and not just an increase of the autophagic markers, in the dying cells; and (iii) suppression of autophagy via both pharmacological inhibitors and genetic approaches is able to rescue or prevent cell death. In light of this new definition, we will discuss some of the common problems and difficulties in the study of autophagic cell death and also revisit some well-reported cases of autophagic cell death, aiming to achieve a better understanding of whether autophagy is a real killer, an accomplice or just an innocent bystander in the course of cell death. At present, the physiological relevance of autophagic cell death is mainly observed in lower eukaryotes and invertebrates such as Dictyostelium discoideum and Drosophila melanogaster. We believe that such a clear definition of autophagic cell death will help us study and understand the physiological or pathological relevance of autophagic cell death in mammals.

  16. BPS algebras, genus zero and the heterotic Monster

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    Paquette, Natalie M.; Persson, Daniel; Volpato, Roberto

    2017-10-01

    In this note, we expand on some technical issues raised in (Paquette et al 2016 Commun. Number Theory Phys. 10 433-526) by the authors, as well as providing a friendly introduction to and summary of our previous work. We construct a set of heterotic string compactifications to 0  +  1 dimensions intimately related to the Monstrous moonshine module of Frenkel, Lepowsky, and Meurman (and orbifolds thereof). Using this model, we review our physical interpretation of the genus zero property of Monstrous moonshine. Furthermore, we show that the space of (second-quantized) BPS-states forms a module over the Monstrous Lie algebras mg —some of the first and most prominent examples of Generalized Kac-Moody algebras—constructed by Borcherds and Carnahan. In particular, we clarify the structure of the module present in the second-quantized string theory. We also sketch a proof of our methods in the language of vertex operator algebras, for the interested mathematician.

  17. Energy labs test g rid for monster downloads

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    Jackson, Joab

    2006-01-01

    "Two Energy Department laboratories, along with a number of universities, tested a grid network that will eventually distribute experimental data from the CERN particle physics laboratory in Geneva to multiple research laboratories around the globe."

  18. The Green Monster: Stokes's 1944 Modern Clinical Syphilology.

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    Jackson, Robert

    2010-01-01

    There is much information on the life and accomplishments of John Hinchman Stokes (1885-1961), the dermatologist and syphilologist. There is little detailed information on his 1944 classic text on syphilis, Modern Clinical Syphilology. To review and critique this book. A careful review of the book, his life, and the accomplishments that were undertaken in relation to the age in which he lived. The book is indeed a goldmine of information of all aspects of syphilis from pre-World War I (1905) until the late (1944) World War II era. The factors that make it a classic are as follows: (1) the disease had a specific cause; (2) Stokes's 25-year obsession with the disease; (3) there was no effective simple cure for most of the time he was studying it; (4) Stokes was an obsessive, intelligent, well-trained physician; (5) he lived in a well-developed, reasonably stable country; and (6) he was able to see how the disease could be adequately treated with penicillin and compare these events with those in the prepenicillin era.

  19. EarthLabs - Investigating Hurricanes: Earth's Meteorological Monsters

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    McDaris, J. R.; Dahlman, L.; Barstow, D.

    2007-12-01

    Earth science is one of the most important tools that the global community needs to address the pressing environmental, social, and economic issues of our time. While, at times considered a second-rate science at the high school level, it is currently undergoing a major revolution in the depth of content and pedagogical vitality. As part of this revolution, labs in Earth science courses need to shift their focus from cookbook-like activities with known outcomes to open-ended investigations that challenge students to think, explore and apply their learning. We need to establish a new model for Earth science as a rigorous lab science in policy, perception, and reality. As a concerted response to this need, five states, a coalition of scientists and educators, and an experienced curriculum team are creating a national model for a lab-based high school Earth science course named EarthLabs. This lab course will comply with the National Science Education Standards as well as the states' curriculum frameworks. The content will focus on Earth system science and environmental literacy. The lab experiences will feature a combination of field work, classroom experiments, and computer access to data and visualizations, and demonstrate the rigor and depth of a true lab course. The effort is being funded by NOAA's Environmental Literacy program. One of the prototype units of the course is Investigating Hurricanes. Hurricanes are phenomena which have tremendous impact on humanity and the resources we use. They are also the result of complex interacting Earth systems, making them perfect objects for rigorous investigation of many concepts commonly covered in Earth science courses, such as meteorology, climate, and global wind circulation. Students are able to use the same data sets, analysis tools, and research techniques that scientists employ in their research, yielding truly authentic learning opportunities. This month-long integrated unit uses hurricanes as the story line by which students investigate the different interactions involved in hurricane generation, steering, and intensification. Students analyze a variety of visualization resources looking for patterns in occurrence and to develop an understanding of hurricane structure. They download archived data about past hurricanes and produce temporal and spatial plots to discover patterns in hurricane life cycles. They investigate the relationship between hurricane wind speed and factors such as barometric pressure and sea surface temperature by conducting spreadsheet analyses on archived data. They also conduct hands-on laboratory experiments in order to understand the physical processes that underpin energy transfer in convection, condensation, and latent heat. These activities highlight Earth science as a vital, rich, invigorating course, employing state-of-the-art technologies and in-depth labs with high relevance for our daily lives and the future.

  20. Slaying Monsters: Students' Aesthetic Transactions with Gothic Texts

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    Del Nero, Jennifer Renner

    2017-01-01

    This study employed case study methodology and design research to examine what aesthetic transactions (readers' thoughts, feelings, associations, etc. that arise during a text encounter) students constructed in response to texts in a Gothic studies reading unit created by the author. The study was conducted in a seventh-grade reading classroom.…

  1. Monsters, Microbiology and Mathematics: The Epidemiology of a Zombie Apocalypse

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    Verran, J.; Crossley, M.; Carolan, K.; Jacobs, N.; Amos, M.

    2014-01-01

    The aim of this learning exercise was to harness current interest in zombies in order to educate audiences about the epidemiology of infectious disease. Participants in the activity were provided with an outbreak scenario, which they then used as the basis of play-based activities. By considering the mode and speed of transmission, size of…

  2. Portraying Monsters: Framing School Bullying through a Macro Lens

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    Horton, Paul

    2016-01-01

    This article critically considers the discourse on school bullying through the conceptual framework of lenses and argues that a macro lens has been utilised by school bullying researchers to bring into focus the characteristics of the individuals involved and the types of actions used. By considering earlier understandings of bullying, the article…

  3. Genetic Manipulation: Frankenstein’s New Monster in the Cinema

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    Francisco Javier de Prada Pérez

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available On many occasions the cinema has been concerned with launching the questions raised by scientific progress and its repercussions on the lives of human beings. Not in vain is science fiction a genre dedicated to this task, that of attempting to predict where humanity is going thanks to the application of new discoveries. Genetic manipulation, because of its extraordinary range of possibilities, could not escape scripts that try to glimpse how society might apply it in the near future.             This article analyses three representative titles, The Boys from Brazil (1978, Godsend (2004 and The Island (2005, to show how the cinema has not abandoned the narrative model begun by James Whale’s Frankenstein (1931, which in turn takes the Greek myth of Prometheus to show the terrible consequences undergone by those who dare to emulate God, the only creator of life.             Finally, a more detailed analysis of Gattaca (1997 by Andrew Niccol makes it possible to abandon this sensationalist model and, with an almost prophetic script which today is more science than fiction, call attention to the current fears of jurists, experts in bioethics and bodies such as the UNESCO regarding genetic privacy and the presumed determinism of the human genome.

  4. Phylogenetics links monster larva to deep-sea shrimp.

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    Bracken-Grissom, Heather D; Felder, Darryl L; Vollmer, Nicole L; Martin, Joel W; Crandall, Keith A

    2012-10-01

    Mid-water plankton collections commonly include bizarre and mysterious developmental stages that differ conspicuously from their adult counterparts in morphology and habitat. Unaware of the existence of planktonic larval stages, early zoologists often misidentified these unique morphologies as independent adult lineages. Many such mistakes have since been corrected by collecting larvae, raising them in the lab, and identifying the adult forms. However, challenges arise when the larva is remarkably rare in nature and relatively inaccessible due to its changing habitats over the course of ontogeny. The mid-water marine species Cerataspis monstrosa (Gray 1828) is an armored crustacean larva whose adult identity has remained a mystery for over 180 years. Our phylogenetic analyses, based in part on recent collections from the Gulf of Mexico, provide definitive evidence that the rare, yet broadly distributed larva, C. monstrosa, is an early developmental stage of the globally distributed deepwater aristeid shrimp, Plesiopenaeus armatus. Divergence estimates and phylogenetic relationships across five genes confirm the larva and adult are the same species. Our work demonstrates the diagnostic power of molecular systematics in instances where larval rearing seldom succeeds and morphology and habitat are not indicative of identity. Larval-adult linkages not only aid in our understanding of biodiversity, they provide insights into the life history, distribution, and ecology of an organism.

  5. Gamma rays vs the E. coli monster (and other tales)

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    Vajdic, A.H.

    1975-01-01

    Experiments were carried out on the use of a gammacell 220 for disinfection of sewage effluent at Burlington, Ontario. The design and operation of the irradiator are discussed. Monitoring of effluents was carried out for coliforms, streptococci, salmonellae, viruses, and bacteriophages. At a dosage of 50,000 rads coliforms were reduced 97.9 percent, fecal coliforms 83.9 percent, and fecal streptococci 46 percent. Inactivation of coliforms approached that level obtained with efficient chlorination but that for fecal coliforms and fecal streptococci was considerably lower. On the whole, results demonstrated that application of gamma radiation treatment on a practical scale has an advantage over chlorination practices, in that a consistent bacterial kill is obtained. A study of costs indicated that irradiation treatment is somewhat more expensive than chlorination

  6. Vulnerabilities and responsibilities: dealing with monsters in computer security

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    Pieters, Wolter; Consoli, L.

    2009-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to analyze information security assessment in terms of cultural categories and virtue ethics, in order to explain the cultural origin of certain types of security vulnerabilities, as well as to enable a proactive attitude towards preventing such

  7. A Monster CME Obscuring a Demon Star Flare

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    Moschou, Sofia-Paraskevi; Drake, Jeremy J.; Cohen, Ofer; Alvarado-Gomez, Julian D.; Garraffo, Cecilia

    2017-12-01

    We explore the scenario of a coronal mass ejection (CME) being the cause of the observed continuous X-ray absorption of the 1997 August 30 superflare on the eclipsing binary Algol (the Demon Star). The temporal decay of the absorption is consistent with absorption by a CME undergoing self-similar evolution with uniform expansion velocity. We investigate the kinematic and energetic properties of the CME using the ice cream cone model for its three-dimensional structure in combination with the observed profile of the hydrogen column density decline with time. Different physically justified length scales were used that allowed us to estimate lower and upper limits of the possible CME characteristics. Further consideration of the maximum available magnetic energy in starspots leads us to quantify its mass as likely lying in the range 2× {10}21 {--} 2× {10}22 g and kinetic energy in the range 7× {10}35 {--} 3× {10}38 erg. The results are in reasonable agreement with extrapolated relations between flare X-ray fluence and CME mass and kinetic energy derived for solar CMEs.

  8. Threats, monsters and the ‘Refugee Crisis’

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    Rijken, Conny

    2017-01-01

    Boaventura de Sousa Santos treated Tilburg University to a colorful and rich pallet of topics during his Montesquieu lecture that prompted self-reflection and critical review of the role of law in our western societies. He argued that the way the law functions today leads to the creation of an

  9. A TEMPLATE FOR ONLINE HOMEWORK: FRANKENSTEIN'S MONSTER OR ROBO TA?

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    Dahlgran, Roger A.

    2002-01-01

    This paper describes the programming procedures required to implement online homework and evaluates the application of these procedures based on use in the author's course. The description of the procedures utilizes a template showing two representative applications from the author's introductory econometrics course. In one, the students are to collect and record data and in the other, students are to perform econometric analysis on the data. The web address for the template is arec.arizona.e...

  10. LITERATURE, IDENTITY, IMPERIALISM: FABULOUS MONSTERS IN THE CLASSROOM

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    Nigel Hunter

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available This text presents some reflections on certain aspects of literature teaching at the present time, contesting the reductive orthodoxies of politically-charged reading procedures and the leading assumptions of identity politics. By reference to a number of literary works of culturally diverse origins, accompanied by a commentary on their complex engagement with a range of related questions, an attempt is made to claim for literature a more ample field, of greater psychological and social resonance, than such analyses as those favoured by the ‘cultural studies’ movement generally allow. The text was written originally to be delivered as a talk leading to debate, and remains inscribed with many of the markers of oral discourse.

  11. From monster to ideal boyfriend:morality and family

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    Hillilä, M. (Miia)

    2016-01-01

    Abstract The aim of this thesis is to chronologically study the changes in morality and in the families of vampires represented in literature. The analysis focuses on three vampires from different eras: Dracula, Lestat and Edward. The material consists of the Gothic horror novel Dracula by Bram Stoker, the first two books of The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice, (Interview with a Vampire and The Vampire Lestat), and all four...

  12. Dinosaurs, Chameleons, Humans, and Evo-Devo Path: Linking Étienne Geoffroy's Teratology, Waddington's Homeorhesis, Alberch's Logic of "Monsters," and Goldschmidt Hopeful "Monsters".

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    Diogo, Rui; Guinard, Geoffrey; Diaz, Raul E

    2017-05-01

    Since the rise of evo-devo (evolutionary developmental biology) in the 1980s, few authors have attempted to combine the increasing knowledge obtained from the study of model organisms and human medicine with data from comparative anatomy and evolutionary biology in order to investigate the links between development, pathology, and macroevolution. Fortunately, this situation is slowly changing, with a renewed interest in evolutionary developmental pathology (evo-devo-path) in the past decades, as evidenced by the idea to publish this special, and very timely, issue on "Developmental Evolution in Biomedical Research." As all of us have recently been involved, independently, in works related in some way or another with evolution and developmental anomalies, we decided to join our different perspectives and backgrounds in the present contribution for this special issue. Specifically, we provide a brief historical account on the study of the links between evolution, development, and pathologies, followed by a review of the recent work done by each of us, and then by a general discussion on the broader developmental and macroevolutionary implications of our studies and works recently done by other authors. Our primary aims are to highlight the strength of studying developmental anomalies within an evolutionary framework to understand morphological diversity and disease by connecting the recent work done by us and others with the research done and broader ideas proposed by authors such as Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Waddington, Goldschmidt, Gould, and Per Alberch, among many others to pave the way for further and much needed work regarding abnormal development and macroevolution. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  13. Drawing on a Sculpted Space of Actions : Educating for Expertise while Avoiding a Cognitive Monster

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    Keestra, M.

    Although expertise is usually considered as a positive outcome of education and practice in domains as varied as sports, science, music and politics, there are also concerns about negative effects of expertise. Since expertise is facilitated largely by implicit, automatic cognitive and brain

  14. Performing Fabulous Monsters: Re-inventing the Gothic Personae in Bizarre Magic

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    Taylor, Nik; Nolan, Stuart

    2015-01-01

    Bizarre magick is a form of performance magic that favours theatrical character, storytelling, overt allegory, symbolism and metaphor, and themes of the supernatural, fantastic, amazing and weird. While the form has its roots in Victorian stage magic, it realised itself as a movement in the 1970s through a counter-cultural reaction against the big boxes and card flourishes of a disenchanted, contemporary, mainstream stage magic. Bizarre magicians sought to re-enchant performance magic with th...

  15. Monsters of Muenster: Lessons from the Apocalyptic Narrative of the Anabaptist Kingdom

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    2017-12-01

    provide a coherent interpretation that fits selected events into the plot of the overall narrative.33 2. Narrative and Personal Identity The concept of...situation, like ordering food at a restaurant . The transaction goes smoothly because both the waiter and the customer know their part in the script...Identity is not some inner essence but rather an ongoing story that emerges in and through the selection and emplotment of experience. Individuals

  16. The Loch Ness Monster approach to bilingual language lateralization: a response to Berquier and Ashton.

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    Paradis, M

    1992-10-01

    To continue to search for a difference in language lateralization between bilinguals and unilinguals is at best a futile task in the face of all the clinical evidence to the contrary and inconsistent experimental findings. No amount of refining of dichotic, tachistoscopic, or concurrent task procedures, or statistical sophistication, is likely to tap the differential reliance on pragmatic cues that might very well exist in some nonbalanced bilinguals.

  17. Seeing is believing: are cancer stem cells the Loch Ness monster of tumor biology?

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    Lathia, Justin D; Venere, Monica; Rao, Mahendra S; Rich, Jeremy N

    2011-06-01

    Tumors are complex systems with a diversity of cell phenotypes essential to tumor initiation and maintenance. With the heterogeneity present within the neoplastic compartment as its foundation, the cancer stem cell hypothesis posits that a fraction of tumor cells has the capacity to recapitulate the parental tumor upon transplantation. Over the last decade, the cancer stem cell hypothesis has gained support and shown to be relevant in many highly lethal solid tumors. However, the cancer stem cell hypothesis is not without its controversies and critics question the validity of this hypothesis based upon comparisons to normal somatic stem cells. Cancer stem cells may have direct therapeutic relevance due to resistance to current treatment paradigms, suggesting novel multimodal therapies targeting the cancer stem cells may improve patient outcomes. In this review, we will use the most common primary brain tumor, glioblastoma multiforme, as an example to illustrate why studying cancer stem cells holds great promise for more effective therapies to highly lethal tumors. In addition, we will discuss why the abilities of self-renewal and tumor propagation are the critical defining properties of cancer stem cells. Furthermore, we will examine recent progress in defining appropriate cell surface selection markers and mouse models which explore the potential cell(s) or origin for GBMs. What remains clear is that a population of cells is present in many tumors which are resistant to conventional therapies and must be considered in the design of the next generation of cancer treatments.

  18. Mass media, 'monsters' and mental health clients: the need for increased lobbying.

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    Cutcliffe, J R; Hannigan, B

    2001-08-01

    A review of the limited empirical and theoretical literature indicates that current mass media representations of mental health service users appear to emphasize violence, dangerousness and criminality. This is despite the empirical evidence that indicates a decline over the last 40 years in the number of homicides carried out by people identified as suffering from mental health problems. Such inappropriate representations do much to increase stigma, ostracism, harassment and victimization of these individuals by the public. Furthermore, it can be argued that there is another repercussion of these representations and that is the subsequent government position/policy and the resulting legislation concerning care of people with mental health problems. Consequently, this paper argues that there is a clear need for psychiatric/mental health (P/MH) nurses to become more mindful of the wider, socio-political environment in which their practice occurs, particularly if psycho-social approaches to practice are adopted in their fullest sense, and as a result increase their political lobby. Such increased lobbying should occur on behalf of, and in collaboration with, service users, and accordingly the authors describe a range of activities under the broad headings of pro-active and reactive lobbying. Furthermore, it is incumbent upon P/MH nurse educationalists to prepare aspirant P/MH nurses for this lobbying role and equip them with the skills necessary to do so.

  19. Failed Mothers, Monster Sons. Reading Shakespeare’S Richard Iii as a Fairy Tale

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    Percec Dana

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The paper looks at Shakespeare’s historical play Richard III and its fairy tale-like character given by the configuration of the main character as an arch-villain and the presence of motifs and patterns typically associated with the fairy tale genre. More specifically, it considers the mother-son relationship between the Duchess of York and Richard in the light of the motif of monstrous birth. It is not a coincidence that the emergence of such motifs coincides with the historical contexts of the early modern period. Reading Richard III in this key is related to the revisionist approach to chronicle plays.

  20. Clinical problem solving: monster on the hook--case problems in neurosurgery.

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    Muh, Carrie R; Boulis, Nicholas M; Chandler, William F; Barkan, Ariel L; Mosunjac, Marina B; Oyesiku, Nelson M

    2011-03-01

    Nonfunctioning and functioning pituitary tumors can present in numerous ways. They may be difficult to diagnose correctly and, even with proper treatment, may lead to complications. We present the case of a patient who presented with a large, invasive sellar mass and underwent both medical and surgical treatment for this lesion. The patient's course did not progress as was expected from his initial workup. The patient's history, physical examination, laboratory values, pathologic specimens, and radiologic findings are discussed. His management before, during, and after medical therapy and surgery is reviewed by pituitary experts from 2 different institutions. Aspects of diagnosis and management of sellar lesions are presented and reviewed in the literature. Neurosurgeons frequently treat patients with sellar lesions and should remember that despite modern laboratory, pathologic, and radiologic techniques, the diagnosis and treatment of these lesions is not always clear.

  1. In Search of a Cure for Sepsis: Taming the Monster in Critical Care Medicine.

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    Okeke, Emeka B; Uzonna, Jude E

    2016-01-01

    In spite of over half a century of research, sepsis still constitutes a major problem in health care delivery. Although advances in research have significantly increased our knowledge of the pathogenesis of sepsis and resulted in better prognosis and improved survival outcome, sepsis still remains a major challenge in modern medicine with an increase in occurrence predicted and a huge socioeconomic burden. It is generally accepted that sepsis is due to an initial hyperinflammatory response. However, numerous efforts aimed at targeting the proinflammatory cytokine network have been largely unsuccessful and the search for novel potential therapeutic targets continues. Recent studies provide compelling evidence that dysregulated anti-inflammatory responses may also contribute to sepsis mortality. Our previous studies on the role of regulatory T cells and phosphoinositide 3-kinases in sepsis highlight immunological approaches that could be explored for sepsis therapy. In this article, we review the current and emerging concepts in sepsis, highlight novel potential therapeutic targets and immunological approaches for sepsis treatment and propose a biphasic treatment approach for management of the condition. © 2016 S. Karger AG, Basel.

  2. Monsters and Clowns Incorporated: the Representations of Adolf Hitler in British and American WWII Propaganda Posters

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    Vallée, Cécile

    2012-01-01

    Dans les affiches de propagande britanniques et américaines de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, les représentations d’Adolf Hitler font de lui soit un monstre effrayant, sanguinaire et diabolique, soit un clown grotesque, un pantin ridicule et risible, une cible qu’il faut frapper, écraser, ou détruire d’une façon ou d’une autre. S’adressant au sens de l’humour du spectateur, à ses peurs ou à son aversion, les artistes de propagande des deux côtés de l’Atlantique utilisent des leviers émotionnels ...

  3. The Monsters in My Head: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and the Child Survivor of Sexual Abuse

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    Putman, Stacie E.

    2009-01-01

    Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is 1 of several possible outcomes of child sexual victimization. There is a growing body of literature regarding the prevalence of PTSD among children who have been sexually victimized. Using specific case examples, this article looks at the nature and scope of the problem, diagnostic criteria according to the…

  4. The making of a monster: postnatal ontogenetic changes in craniomandibular shape in the great sabercat Smilodon.

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    Per Christiansen

    Full Text Available Derived sabercats had craniomandibular morphologies that in many respects were highly different from those of extant felids, and this has often been interpreted functionally as adaptations for predation at extreme gape angles with hypertrophied upper canines. It is unknown how much of this was a result of intraspecific postnatal ontogeny, since juveniles of sabercats are rare and no quantitative study has been made of craniomandibular ontogeny. Postnatal ontogenetic craniomandibular shape changes in two morphologically derived sabercats, Smilodon fatalis and S. populator, were analysed using geometric morphometrics and compared to three species of extant pantherines, the jaguar, tiger, and Sunda clouded leopard. Ontogenetic shape changes in Smilodon usually involved the same areas of the cranium and mandible as in extant pantherines, and large-scale modularization was similar, suggesting that such may have been the case for all felids, since it followed the same trends previously observed in other mammals. However, in other respects Smilodon differed from extant pantherines. Their crania underwent much greater and more localised ontogenetic shape changes than did the mandibles, whereas crania and mandibles of extant pantherines underwent smaller, fewer and less localised shape changes. Ontogenetic shape changes in the two species of Smilodon are largely similar, but differences are also present, notably those which may be tied to the presence of larger upper canines in S. populator. Several of the specialized cranial characters differentiating adult Smilodon from extant felids in a functional context, which are usually regarded as evolutionary adaptations for achieving high gape angles, are ontogenetic, and in several instances ontogeny appears to recapitulate phylogeny to some extent. No such ontogenetic evolutionary adaptive changes were found in the extant pantherines. Evolution in morphologically derived sabercats involved greater cranial ontogenetic changes than among extant felids, resulting in greatly modified adult craniomandibular morphologies.

  5. Monsters in the dark and other scary things: preschoolers' self-reports

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    Objective: This study attempted to obtain normative data regarding the content and frequency of expressed fears of a culturally diverse group of 152 South African preschool children (aged 5–7 years). Method: The study employed four measuring instruments: a biographical questionnaire, the Goodenough-Harris Drawing ...

  6. Coping with the Green-Eyed Monster: Conceptualizing and Measuring Communicative Responses to Romantic Jealousy.

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    Guerrero, Laura K.; And Others

    1995-01-01

    Examines communicative responses to romantic jealousy. Finds 12 superordinate categories and 67 tactics in communicative responses to jealousy. Develops measures for six types of interactive responses (integrative communication, distributive communication, active distancing, general avoidance/denial, expression of negative affect, and violent…

  7. Jealousy and the threatened self: getting to the heart of the green-eyed monster.

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    DeSteno, David; Valdesolo, Piercarlo; Bartlett, Monica Y

    2006-10-01

    Several theories specifying the causes of jealousy have been put forth in the past few decades. Firm support for any proposed theory, however, has been limited by the difficulties inherent in inducing jealousy and examining any proposed mediating mechanisms in real time. In support of a theory of jealousy centering on threats to the self-system, 2 experiments are presented that address these past limitations and argue for a model based on context-induced variability in self-evaluation. Experiment 1 presents a method for evoking jealousy through the use of highly orchestrated social encounters and demonstrates that threatened self-esteem functions as a principal mediator of jealousy. In addition to replicating these findings, Experiment 2 provides direct evidence for jealousy as a cause of aggression. The ability of the proposed theory of jealousy to integrate other extant findings in the literature is also discussed. 2006 APA, all rights reserved

  8. Review of Monster Culture in the 21st Century: A Reader

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    Shane Brown

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available The essays in this new edited collection are, therefore, designed to address how monstrosity has come to represent the fears that the new century has brought with it, from terror threats through to changes in our identifications with race, gender and sexuality.

  9. Lattice QCD simulations on big cats, sea monsters and clock towers

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    Joo, Balint, E-mail: bjoo@jlab.or [Jefferson Lab, 12000 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23606 (United States)

    2009-07-01

    We present details of lattice QCD computations we are performing on the Cray XT series of computers, from BigBen - an XT3 hosted at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) - through Jaguar (XT4) and Kraken (XT5) - which are hosted at the National Center for Computational Science (NCCS) and the National Institute of Computational Science (NICS), respectively, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). We discuss algorithmic tuning to make the computation more efficient and present some recent results.

  10. Trails of river monsters: Detecting critically endangered Mekong giant catfish Pangasianodon gigas using environmental DNA

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    Bellemain Eva

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Pressures on freshwater biodiversity in Southeast Asia are accelerating, yet the status and conservation needs of many of the region’s iconic fish species are poorly known. The Mekong is highly species diverse and supports four of the six largest freshwater fish globally, three of which, including Mekong giant catfish (Pangasianodon gigas, are Critically Endangered. Emerging environmental DNA (eDNA techniques have potential for monitoring threatened freshwater biodiversity, yet have not been applied in complex and biodiverse tropical ecosystems such as the Mekong. We developed species-specific primers for amplifying Mekong giant catfish DNA. In situ validation demonstrated that the DNA amplification was successful for all samples taken in reservoirs with known presence of Mekong giant catfish independent of fish density. We collected water samples from six deep pools on the Mekong, identified through Local Ecological Knowledge, in Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Thailand. DNA was extracted and amplified from these samples using the designed primers and probes. Mekong giant catfish DNA was detected from one sample from the species’ presumed spawning grounds on the Mekong mainstream, near the border between northern Thailand and Lao PDR. eDNA sampling using species-specific primers has potential for surveying and monitoring poorly known species from complex tropical aquatic environments. However accounting for false absences is likely to be required for the method to function with precision when applied to extremely rare species that are highly dispersed within a large river system. We recommend that such approach be utilised more widely by freshwater conservation practitioners for specific applications. The method is best suited for baseline biodiversity assessments or to identify and prioritise locations for more rigorous sampling. Our methods are particularly relevant for systems or species with limited baseline data or with physical characteristics that logistically limit the application of conventional methods. Such attributes are typical of large tropical rivers such as the Mekong, Congo, or Amazon.

  11. Frankenstein's Validity Monster: The Value of Keeping Politics and Science Separated

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    Borsboom, Denny; Wijsen, Lisa D.

    2016-01-01

    The distinction between facts and moral values is highly desirable: science and politics should keep to their own territories. Traditionally speaking, science can be seen as an ivory tower, which attempts to do its job in isolation of external influences. Politics does not mandate methods of scientific research or standards of justification;…

  12. N-Nitrosodiethanolamine (NDELA) in cosmetica methode ontwikkeling en monster analyse

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    Rijst EC van; Schothorst RC; ARO

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    In 1995 is op verzoek van de Inspectie Gezondheids Bescherming de N-nitrosamine problematiek in cosmetische producten in kaart gebracht. Voor het bepalen van NDELA in cosmetica is de GC-TEA methode ontwikkeld en gevalideerd. De terugwinning voor NDELA is gemiddeld 99% (N=4) en de

  13. Welcoming a monster to the world: Myths, oral tradition, and modern societal response to volcanic disasters

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    Cashman, Katharine V.; Cronin, Shane J.

    2008-10-01

    Volcanic eruptions can overwhelm all senses of observers in their violence, spectacle and sheer incredibility. When an eruption is catastrophic or unexpected, neither individuals nor communities can easily assimilate the event into their world view. Psychological studies of disaster aftermaths have shown that trauma can shake the very foundations of a person's faith and trigger a search - supernatural, religious, or scientific - for answers. For this reason, the ability to rapidly comprehend a traumatic event by "accepting" the catastrophe as part the observer's world represents an important component of community resilience to natural hazards. A relationship with the event may be constructed by adapting existing cosmological, ancestral, or scientific frameworks, as well as through creative and artistic expression. In non-literate societies, communal perceptions of an event may be transformed into stories that offer myth-like explanations. As these stories make their way into oral traditions, they often undergo major changes to allow transmission through generations and, in some cases, to serve political or religious purposes. Disaster responses in literate societies are no different, except that they are more easily recorded and therefore are less prone to change over time. Here we explore ways in which the language, imagery and metaphor used to describe volcanic events may link disparate societies (both present and past) in their search for understanding of volcanic catastrophes. Responses to modern eruptions (1980 Mount St Helens, USA, and 1995-present Soufriere Hills, Montserrat) provide a baseline for examining the progression to older historic events that have already developed oral traditions (1886 Tarawera, New Zealand) and finally to oral traditions many hundreds of years old in both the Pacific Northwest US and New Zealand (NZ). We see that repeated volcanism over many generations produces rich webs of cosmology and history surrounding volcanoes. NZ Maori have incorporated volcanoes into the lineage of tribes and individuals, thus good and bad outcomes from volcanism are part of long-term cycles of reciprocity and equilibrium that link modern Maori to their ancestors. In both regions, cosmologies and mythologies not only document the attempts of past cultures to recover from the impacts of volcanic disasters, but also provide a means by which following generations can understand, contextualize, and therefore recover from, future volcanic catastrophes. We further suggest that such local traditions can provide a valuable community education tool as well as an important means of aiding the psychosocial recovery of individuals and communities after volcanic disasters.

  14. The MONSTER solves nuclear structure problems at low and high spins

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    Hammaren, E.; Schmid, K.W.; Gruemmer, F.

    1984-01-01

    A microscopic, particle-number and spin conserving nuclear structure model is discussed. Within a unique theory the model can describe excitation energies, moments, transitions and spectroscopic factors at low and high spins of odd-mass and doubly-even nuclei in all mass regions. With a realistic two-body Hamiltonian extracted via a G-matric description from nucleon-nucleon scattering data. The model is here applied to nuclei in the A=130 region

  15. Monster as a Superhero: an Essay on Vampire Vogue in Contemporary Film Culture

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    Lejla Panjeta

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The worldwide popular series Twilight is the mixed genre phenomenon in literature, media and cinema. After monstrous cinema interpretations of vampires, Edward Cullen becomes a vampire that women fall in love with. Narrative draws on the legend of vampires as well as on the fairy tales archetype of the love between The Lady and the Beast. Sexual connotation in the stories of vampires are not new, but the global identification of the audience with the main characters in the romantic-horror plot in this series needs to be analyzed through the evolution of the vampire genre and psychology related issues. The popularity of this series and blossoming hybrid genre is related to the artificial catharsis and fulfillment of the market demand. Contemporary audience demands “to be special” and these profitable narratives are the fulfilled promise to the audience.

  16. '… a huge monster that should be feared and not done': Lessons ...

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    Critical Studies in Sexualities and Reproduction, Rhodes University ... Yet, research has illustrated that such work may not only be failing to impact on more ... The role that gender inequality, intersecting with other forms of social .... larger study data included the curriculum and materials used in sexuality education, as well.

  17. Dogs and Monsters: Moral Status Claims in the Fiction of Dean Koontz.

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    Smith, Stephen W

    2016-03-01

    This article explores conceptions of moral status in the work of American thriller author Dean Koontz. It begins by examining some of the general theories of moral status used by philosophers to determine whether particular entities have moral status. This includes both uni-criterial theories and multi-criterial theories of moral status. After this examination, the article argues for exploring bioethics conceptions in popular fiction. Popular fiction is considered a rich source for analysis because it provides not only a good approximation of the beliefs of ordinary members of the moral community, but also explores important issues in a context where ordinary individuals are likely to encounter them. Following on from this, the article then explores theories of moral status in the context of Koontz's novels. In particular, the article focuses on the novel Watchers and Koontz's Frankenstein series. Through these works, Koontz indicates that entities have moral status for a variety of reasons and thus presumably, he is a proponent of multi-criterial theories of moral status. The article concludes with an examination of what this might mean for our understanding of moral status claims generally.

  18. "Juice Monsters": Sub-Ohm Vaping and Toxic Volatile Aldehyde Emissions.

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    Talih, Soha; Salman, Rola; Karaoghlanian, Nareg; El-Hellani, Ahmad; Saliba, Najat; Eissenberg, Thomas; Shihadeh, Alan

    2017-10-16

    An emerging category of electronic cigarettes (ECIGs) is sub-Ohm devices (SODs) that operate at ten or more times the power of conventional ECIGs. Because carcinogenic volatile aldehyde (VA) emissions increase sharply with power, SODs may expose users to greater VAs. In this study, we compared VA emissions from several SODs and found that across device, VAs and power were uncorrelated unless power was normalized by coil surface area. VA emissions and liquid consumed were correlated highly. Analyzed in light of EU regulations limiting ECIG liquid nicotine concentration, these findings suggest potential regulatory levers and pitfalls for protecting public health.

  19. The abominable tale of progress. The monsters of Juan Rodolfo Wilcock, between comedy and horror

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    Katia Trifiro'

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Il presente contributo intende esplorare le strategie di demistificazione grottesca impiegate da Juan Rodolfo Wilcock per ritrarre l’impasse culturale della società italiana degli anni Sessanta, catapultata nella vacua frenesia di un improvviso benessere. Attraverso il suo «ridente sguardo cadaverico», come lo definisce Pasolini, la seduzione effimera del miracolo economico e, soprattutto, le sue disfunzioni, assumono le sembianze di una funerea profezia sociale, alimentata dal potere corrosivo e destabilizzante della satira. In particolare, sarà indagata la categoria dei mostri, cui l’autore italo-argentino fa sistematicamente ricorso allestendo, sia nei racconti che a teatro, una galleria di tipi umani e sub-umani esilarante e, al contempo, tragica. In questo sottobosco urbano, popolato da strambi personaggi e creature zoomorfe, i clamori luccicanti e le malie del progresso si degradano in formule stereotipe e oscene fiabe, trasmesse dagli schermi televisivi ad una massa senza miti, certificando la diagnosi lancinante di un disagio profondo.

  20. Atoms, cavities and ''Schroedinger's cats''. The monsters and wonders of quantum mechanics

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    Raimond, J.M.

    1997-01-01

    The decoherence effect appears at the border between quantum world and macroscopic reality when the superposition of quantum states collapses into one particular state. This article deals with an experiment made to study for the first time the decoherence phenomenon. Circular Rydberg atoms of rubidium and superconducting cavity are the tools used to seize the very moment when the quantum superposition vanishes. This experimental proof of decoherence allows to perceive the limitations of the applications of quantum physics to fields such as quantum computing. This kind of experiment could be used to test other properties of quantum systems. (A.C.)

  1. Women, Negroes, and Other Monsters: An Essay on Non-Civilized Bodies

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    Jonatas Ferreira

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available The Western dynamics of civilization implies a tense relationship between body and mind, culture and nature, civilization and barbarism. In the following essay we explore the construction of the last one of such dualism by investigating the spaces where certain bodies are defined as monstrous. We are particularly concerned with the constitution of a scientific vision of racial differences, its specificity in relation to the medieval perception of the place of alterity, its role in legitimizing the circulation of ‘monstrous’ bodies as commodities and its claim to disclose an objective hierarchy of races and gender. From Lavater to Curvier, the classification of species offers a hierarchical model that will be appropriated by race and gender discourses in biology. Within this context, there is one case of paradigmatic quality, ‘The Hottentot Venus’. We argue that the political negotiation of Sara Baartman’s ontological status, during the 19th and 20th centuries, represents just such effort to establish the borders of civility through the circulation and exclusion of uncivilized bodies.

  2. Cardiopulmonary Response to Videogaming: Slaying Monsters Using Motion Sensor Versus Joystick Devices.

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    Sherman, Jeffrey D; Sherman, Michael S; Heiman-Patterson, Terry

    2014-10-01

    Replacing physical activity with videogaming has been implicated in causing obesity. Studies have shown that using motion-sensing controllers with activity-promoting videogames expends energy comparable to aerobic exercise; however, effects of motion-sensing controllers have not been examined with traditional (non-exercise-promoting) videogames. We measured indirect calorimetry and heart rate in 14 subjects during rest and traditional videogaming using motion sensor and joystick controllers. Energy expenditure was higher while subjects were playing with the motion sensor (1.30±0.32 kcal/kg/hour) than with the joystick (1.07±0.26 kcal/kg/hour; Pvideogaming averaged 15.7 percent of predicted maximum for the motion sensor and 11.8 percent of maximum for the joystick. Minute ventilation was higher playing with the motion sensor (10.7±3.5 L/minute) than with the joystick (8.6±1.8 L/minute; Pvideogaming, rather than a result of exercise. We conclude that using a motion sensor with traditional videogames does not provide adequate energy expenditure to provide cardiovascular conditioning.

  3. Vulnerabilities as monsters: the cultural foundations of computer security (extended abstract)

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    Pieters, Wolter; Consoli, L.

    2006-01-01

    This paper is part of a project to investigate the philosophical aspects of the scientific discipline of information security. This eld of research investigates the means to protect information systems against attacks, typically by modelling the system according to a certain security model, and

  4. Monster High as a Virtual Dollhouse: Tracking Play Practices across Converging Transmedia and Social Media

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    Wohlwend, Karen E.

    2017-01-01

    Background: Today, children play in transmedia franchises that bring together media characters, toys, and everyday consumer goods with games, apps, and websites in complex mergers of childhood cultures, digital literacies, consumer practices, and corporate agendas. Recent research on youth videogames and virtual worlds suggests the productive…

  5. Scaring the Monster Away: What Children Know about Managing Fears of Real and Imaginary Creatures

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    Sayfan, Liat; Lagattuta, Kristin Hansen

    2009-01-01

    Children around 4, 5, and 7 years old (N = 48) listened to scenarios depicting a child alone or accompanied by another person (mother, father, friend) who encounters an entity that looks like a real or an imaginary fear-inducing creature. Participants predicted and explained each protagonist's fear intensity and suggested coping strategies.…

  6. From monster to twin reversed arterial perfusion: a history of acardiac twins.

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    Obladen, Michael

    2010-05-01

    A human being born without heart and head, i.e., the acardius/acranius malformation, has been described since antiquity. Superstition and fear made it a mystical disorder, a sign of God's wrath. The inquisition ruled that acranic infants should not be baptized and located the soul in the brain. Acardia was not associated with twin gestation until the reports of Mery in 1720 and Winslow in 1740. In 1850, Meckel identified the pathogenetic mechanism as reversed perfusion due to large arterio-arterial and veno-venous anastomoses; he believed the heart would fail to develop or arrest during development, and the acardiac fetus would be maintained by arterial perfusion from the pump twin. In 1859, Claudius articulated that after normal initial development, the heart degenerates when reversed flow in the aorta leads to thrombosis. Today, it is assumed that both mechanisms may exist. With the advent of prenatal ultrasound diagnosis and radiofrequency ablation of the acardiac twin's circulation, it became possible to save the pump twin.

  7. Blood and Gore, Fens and Fears: "Beowulf" Battles the Dale-Chall Monster.

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    Wagner, Betty Jane

    Unfortunately, textbooks of the elementary and junior high school levels receive very little of the honest, critical evaluation which is given trade books in children's literature. One vivid example of this fact was seen in the recent arduous but successful attempt to include "Beowul" in a fourth-grade literature text which was being…

  8. An acardiac acephalic monster following in-utero anti-epileptic drug exposure.

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    Kutlay, B; Bayramoglu, S; Kutlar, A I; Yesildaglar, N

    1996-04-01

    Acardia, the absence of the heart, is one of the rarest medical anomalies. The exact mechanism which causes this anomaly is still unknown. The authors report the acardiac acephalic fetus of an epileptic mother who was on primidone therapy. The mother who received no antenatal care stopped taking primidone (her sole medication) in the third month of pregnancy with the fear of delivering a malformed baby and had three convulsions until delivery. This is the first reported case of acardia associated with anti-epileptic medication. The cause of the anomaly in this patient may be an unknown genetic defect, the maternal epileptic disorder, the convulsions, the anti-epileptic medication, or a combination of these factors.

  9. Onderzoek naar de gehalten aan dioxinen in monsters kaas van een melkveebedrijf te Maassluis (Lickebaertgebied)

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    Liem AKD; de Jong APJM; Marsman JA; den Hartog RS; Hijman WC; den Boer AC; Hoogerbrugge R; Kootstra PR; van ' t Klooster HA

    1990-01-01

    This report describes the results of a study on the occurrence of the seventeen toxic polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans in eight cheese samples of cheese from a dairy farm at Maassluis, in the Lickebaert area. The corresponding cheese batches were produced at different times in

  10. Monster as a Superhero: an Essay on Vampire Vogue in Contemporary Film Culture

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    Lejla Panjeta

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The worldwide popular series Twilight is the mixed genre phenomenon in literature, media and cinema. After monstrous cinema interpretations of vampires, Edward Cullen becomes a vampire that women fall in love with. Narrative draws on the legend of vampires as well as on the fairy tales archetype of the love between The Lady and the Beast. Sexual connotation in the stories of vampires are not new, but the global identification of the audience with the main characters in the romantic-horror plot in this series needs to be analyzed through the evolution of the vampire genre and psychology related issues. The popularity of this series and blossoming hybrid genre is related to the artificial catharsis and fulfillment of the market demand. Contemporary audience demands “to be special” and these profitable narratives are the fulfilled promise to the audience.

  11. The African Capacity for the Immediate Response to Crisis (ACIRC) – a monster or a revelation?

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    Mandrup, Thomas

    The African Capacity for Immediate Response to Crises (ACIRC) was setup in 2013 as a direct consequence of the inability of the West African states to timely intervene in the crisis in Mali, which led to a French led military intervention. This was politically seen as a heavy blow to the whole id...

  12. Harnessing the uncertainty monster: Putting quantitative constraints on the intergenerational social discount rate

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    Lewandowsky, Stephan; Freeman, Mark C.; Mann, Michael E.

    2017-09-01

    There is broad consensus among economists that unmitigated climate change will ultimately have adverse global economic consequences, that the costs of inaction will likely outweigh the cost of taking action, and that social planners should therefore put a price on carbon. However, there is considerable debate and uncertainty about the appropriate value of the social discount rate, that is the extent to which future damages should be discounted relative to mitigation costs incurred now. We briefly review the ethical issues surrounding the social discount rate and then report a simulation experiment that constrains the value of the discount rate by considering 4 sources of uncertainty and ambiguity: Scientific uncertainty about the extent of future warming, social uncertainty about future population and future economic development, political uncertainty about future mitigation trajectories, and ethical ambiguity about how much the welfare of future generations should be valued today. We compute a certainty-equivalent declining discount rate that accommodates all those sources of uncertainty and ambiguity. The forward (instantaneous) discount rate converges to a value near 0% by century's end and the spot (horizon) discount rate drops below 2% by 2100 and drops below previous estimates by 2070.

  13. Abroad, in Search of Monsters to Destroy: The United States and the Future of Preemption

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    Western, Charles A

    2005-01-01

    This study examines the conditions that the United States must set to ensure that the international community will recognize the legitimacy of preemptive actions and avoid recrimination and isolation...

  14. Peri - and Intraocular Mutilating Advanced Squamous Cell Carcinoma: ʺMonsters Inside Your Bodyʺ?

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    Georgi Tchernev

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available Periocular malignancies represent between 5% and 10% of all types of skin cancers. The incidence of eyelid (but also the periocular located malignancies seems to differ in distribution across the continents.  The incidence of eyelid tumours (but also the periocular located tumours in a predominantly white population determined that BCC is the most common malignant periocular eyelid tumour in whites. This finding has been replicated consistently throughout the literature, with BCC representing 85–95% of all eyelid malignancies, SCC representing 3.4 - 12.6%, Seb Ca representing 0.6 - 10.2%, and both melanoma and Merkel cell carcinoma representing less than 1%. Most periocular skin cancers are associated with ultraviolet radiation (UVR exposure. Ultraviolet radiation causes local immune suppression, which, coupled with DNA abnormalities in tumour suppressor genes and oncogenes, leads to the development of skin cancers.  We are presenting a 62 - year - old patient with a small nodule about 2 cm away from the lower lid of his left eye. A tumour was surgically treated. Several years later there was a tumour relapse, treated with radiotherapy and subsequent chemotherapy with Endoxan and Cisplatin. After the second relapse, he was treated surgically in general anaesthesia by orbital exenteration, removal of the orbital floor and resection of zygomatic bone and the maxillary sinus. A couple of months later, he developed a tumour relapse in the scars and the area of a primary tumour with tumour progression. A possible therapy with Cetuximab or radiation therapy was discussed as a possible treatment option.

  15. Lattice QCD simulations on big cats, sea monsters and clock towers

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    Joo, Balint

    2009-01-01

    We present details of lattice QCD computations we are performing on the Cray XT series of computers, from BigBen - an XT3 hosted at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) - through Jaguar (XT4) and Kraken (XT5) - which are hosted at the National Center for Computational Science (NCCS) and the National Institute of Computational Science (NICS), respectively, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). We discuss algorithmic tuning to make the computation more efficient and present some recent results.

  16. ‘Some strange monster of the isle’: l’hybride dans The Tempest ‘Some strange monster of the isle’: the Hybrid in Perspective in The Tempest

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    Pascale Drouet

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available This article focuses on the hybrid and how it is put into perspective on Prospero’s island. First Caliban is examined as both a biological and cultural hybrid pervading the imaginary field and as the touchstone of the related dialectics of rejection and appropriation. Then, from a metaphorical point of view, Prospero’s island is regarded as a cabinet of curiosities in which hybrid creatures—of which Caliban is one—fill the castaways with either wonder or horror; Prospero’s project and that of creators of cabinets as “encyclopaedias of the visible world” (Evans’ phrase may hence be paralleled. Finally, the hybrid as revealing hubris, Prospero’s “Promethean attitude” (Hadot’s term and the irreducible quality of the hybrid are examined.

  17. Kepler Data on KIC 7341653: A Nearby M Dwarf with Monster Flares and a Phase-coherent Variability

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    Makarov, Valeri V. [US Naval Observatory, 3450 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington DC 20392-5420 (United States); Goldin, Alexey, E-mail: valeri.makarov@navy.mil, E-mail: alexey.goldin@gmail.com [Teza Technology, 150 N Michigan Ave., Chicago IL 60601 (United States)

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    KIC 7341653 is one of several late-type M dwarfs observed by the main mission of Kepler with peculiar infrared colors placing them in the domain of suspected young stellar objects (YSO). It is likely associated with a powerful X-ray emitter with X-ray flares. Kepler light curves reveal two distinct types of activity: frequent flares lasting from less than 30 minutes to a few hours, and a periodic variability with a period of 0.5463441(7) days. The largest detected flare increased the flux in the Kepler passband by a factor of 2.8 and released an estimated 4 × 10{sup 34} erg of energy in the Kepler band. Segmented periodogram analysis reveals that the amplitude of the periodic variation was subject to secular changes, dropping from peak values around 20 ppt to below 5 ppt toward the end of the mission, while the phase varied periodically with an amplitude of 0.15 rad and period 362(3) days. Two possible interpretations of the phase periodicity are discussed: a migrating long-lived photospheric spot, and a Doppler frequency shift generated by a solar-mass faint companion, such as a white dwarf.

  18. Het EDTA-gehalte van 20 monsters gesteriliseerde peulvruchten, in september 1984 gekocht te Karlsruhe en Emmerich

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    Westerling, F.J.

    1984-01-01

    In tegenstelling tot Nederland is in Duitsland de toevoeging van EDTA (ethyleendiaminetetra-azijnzuur) aan geconserveerde peulvruchten niet toegestaan. Bij export van deze produkten naar Duitsland dient de nederlandse producent hier rekening mee te houden. In verband hiermee is een onderzoek

  19. 'A WONDERFULL MONSTER BORNE IN GERMANY': HAIRY GIRLS IN MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN GERMAN BOOK, COURT AND PERFORMANCE CULTURE.

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    Katritzky, M A

    2014-09-24

    Human hirsuteness, or pathological hair growth, can be symptomatic of various conditions, including genetic mutation or inheritance, and some cancers and hormonal disturbances. Modern investigations into hirsuteness were initiated by nineteenth-century German physicians. Most early modern European cases of hypertrichosis (genetically determined all-over body and facial hair) involve German-speaking parentage or patronage, and are documented in German print culture. Through the Wild Man tradition, modern historians routinely link early modern reception of historical hypertrichosis cases to issues of ethnicity without, however, recognising early modern awareness of links between temporary hirsuteness and the pathological nexus of starvation and anorexia. Here, four cases of hirsute females are reconsidered with reference to this medical perspective, and to texts and images uncovered by my current research at the Herzog August Library and German archives. One concerns an Italian girl taken to Prague in 1355 by the Holy Roman Empress, Anna von Schweidnitz. Another focuses on Madeleine and Antonietta Gonzalez, daughters of the 'Wild Man' of Tenerife, documented at German courts in the 1580s. The third and fourth cases consider the medieval bearded Sankt Kümmernis (also known as St Wilgefortis or St Uncumber), and the seventeenth-century Bavarian fairground performer Barbara Urslerin. Krankhafter menschlicher Hirsutismus kann aufgrund unterschiedlicher Ursachen auftreten, zu denen u.a. genetische Veländerungen und Vererbung, verschiedene Krebserkrankungen und hormonelle Störungen gehören. Die moderne Hirsutismus-Forschung ist im 19. Jh. von deutschen Forschern initiiert worden. Die meisten europäischen frühneuzeitlichen Erscheinungen von Hypertrichose (dem genetisch bedingten Haarwuchs am gesamten Körper und im Gesicht) gehen auf deutschsprachige Eltern oder Förderer zurück und sind in Deutschland in den Druck gelangt. Bei Untersuchungen des Motivs des Wilden Mannes zieht die aktuelle geschichtswissenschaftliche Forschung in der Regel Verbindungslinien zwischen der frühneuzeitlichen Wahrnehmung von Hypertrichose-Fällen und Fragen der Ethnizität, ohne jedoch zu beachten, dass in der Frühen Neuzeit die Verbindung zwischen temporärem Hirsutismus und der krankhaften Verknüpfung von Unterernährung und Anorexie bekannt war. Im vorliegenden Beitragwerden vier Fälle von an Hirsutismus erkrankten Frauen neu analysiert, unter Einbezug dieser medizinischen Perspektive und unter Beachtung von Texten und Abbildungen, die meine jüngsten Forschungen in der Herzog August Bibliothek und an deutschen Archiven ans Licht gefördert haben. Die hier betrachteten Fälle betreffen ein italienisches Mädchen, das 1355 von Anna von Schweidnitz, Kaiserin des Hl. Römischen Reichs, nach Prag gebracht wurde; Madeleine und Antonietta Gonzalez, die Töchter des 'Wilden Manns' von Teneriffa, die in den 1580er Jahren an deutschen Höfen bezeugt sind; die bärtige Sankt Kümmernis (Wilgefortis), und die bayerische Jahrmarktkünstlerin Barbara Urslerin.

  20. 'I have a picture of the Monster!': Il mostro di Frankenstein and the search for Italian horror cinema

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    2017-01-01

    Typically accounts of Italian horror cinema have highlighted the production and release of Riccardo Freda's 'I vampiri' (Lust of the Vampire) in the late 1950s as marking the beginning of Italian engagement with the horror genre. The logic that follows is often that the nature of fascist censorship impeded any explorations of the genre in the 1920s and 1930s and that in the post war period it was only the commercial success of Hammer Horror that tempted Italian producers to venture into horro...

  1. (MOther Re-spect: Maternal Subjectivity, the Ready-made mother-monster and The Ethics of Respecting

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    Bracha L. Ettinger

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    Full Text Available A groundbreaking theoretician working at the intersection of art, psychoanalysis, feminine sexuality, ethics and aesthetics, she is the author of several books and more than eighty psychoanalytical essays on what she has named "matrix" and "matrixial trans-subjectivity" since the mid 1980s. Her book The Matrixial Borderspace (essays from 1994-1999 appeared in English in 2006 (published by the University of Minnesota Press with a foreword by Judith Butler, an introduction by Griselda Pollock, and an afterword by Brian Massumi who also edited the collection. She is a practicing psychoanalyst and holds together the practice of artist and of psychoanalyst in a unique way. Her co-authored series of conversations with Emmanuel Lévinas, Edmond Jabès, Félix Guattari, Christian Boltanski and other artists and philosophers are considered, alongside her notebooks, photography, scannography, and painting, as major contributions to contemporary art and culture. She has also published famous photographs of Jean-François Lyotard, Jabès, Lévinas, Joyce McDougall and others. Ettinger is Professor of Psychoanalysis and Art at the Media & Communications Division of the European Graduate School in Saas Fee (Switzerland. A recent selection of her solo exhibitions includes the Freud Museum (June-July 2009 in London, the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki (August 2009, the Tapies Foundation, Barcelona (May 2010 and the Freud Dream Museum, St Petersburg (September 2010. Her paintings, photos, drawings and notebooks have been exhibited extensively in major museums of contemporary art and her solo exhibitions include Le Palais des beaux-Arts, Brussels (2000 and The Drawing Center, New York (2001. She has participated in group exhibitions at Centre G. Pompidou, Paris and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, and her recent group exhibitions include Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art (2006-2007 and The Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp (2006. Her paintings and drawings are included in public collections at Bibliothèque Nationale (Paris, Pori Museum of Art (Finland, Israel Museum (Jerusalem, Museum of Modern Art (England, Tel Aviv Museum of Art (Israel and Pompidou Centre (Paris. Ettinger's artistic work is a subject of reflection and research for a number of art historians and philosophers. The art historian Griselda Pollock and the philosophers Jean-François Lyotard, Christine Buci-Glucksmann and Judith Butler, have each dedicated several essays to her pioneering art and renovating thought - art and thought that have influenced not only the visual arts and psychoanalysis of the last two decades but also different fields such as contemporary philosophy, queer and gender studies and the domains of film and literature.

  2. INFECTIOUS DISEASES ARE SLEEPING MONSTERS: Conventional and culturally adapted new metaphors in a corpus of abstracts on immunology

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    Laura Hidalgo Downing

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    Full Text Available In this paper we examine the role played by metaphor in a corpus of sixty abstracts on immunology from Scientific American. We focus on the distinction between conventional metaphors and culturally adapted new metaphors and discuss the role played by metaphor choice in the communicative purposes of the abstracts and their register features. We argue that one of the main strategies used to attract the reader‘s attention is the combination of highly conventionalized metaphors, which occur more frequently in the corpus, together with what we call “culturally adapted new metaphors”, which display different degrees of creativity and are less frequent in the corpus. Conventional metaphors typically reinforce the world view shared by the scientific community and introduce basic ideas on the subject of immunology. Culturally adapted new metaphors include a cline from slightly new perspectives of conventional models, to highly creative uses of metaphor. Culturally adapted new metaphors appeal primarily to a general readership and not to the scientific community, as they tap human emotions and mythic constructions. These play a crucial role in the abstracts, as they contribute to persuasive and didactic communicative functions in the text.

  3. Taming the green-eyed monster: temporal responsivity to cognitive behavioural and cognitive analytic therapy for morbid jealousy.

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    Kellett, Stephen; Totterdell, Peter

    2013-03-01

    Credible evaluations of the psychological treatment of morbid jealousy are rare. The aim of this study was to evaluate temporal responsivity to cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and cognitive analytic therapy (CAT) for morbid jealousy. The methodology involved matched A/B single-case experimental designs (SCED) with extended follow-up, in which two patients and their partners completed daily jealousy target symptom items across the phases of the study. Patients also completed traditional psychometric outcome measures at assessment, post-therapy, and at final follow-up. Both patients received the same number of assessment (n = 3), treatment (n = 13), and follow-up (n = 1) sessions.  Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average (ARIMA) models of the patients' daily target symptom jealousy SCED data indicate the effectiveness of the CAT intervention and the ineffectiveness of the CBT intervention, but both therapies produced large effect sizes. The partner of the CBT patient felt less controlled following therapy, whilst the partner of CAT patient did not perceive any change to his partner. The discussion calls for a stronger evidence base for the psychological treatment of morbid jealousy to be constructed and debates the routine measurement of outcomes for partners of morbidly jealous patients. Measuring outcomes for partners of jealous patients is indicated.   CAT shows promise as an intervention for morbid jealousy. The evidence base for the treatment of morbid jealousy requires further development. © 2011 The British Psychological Society.

  4. More information than you ever wanted: does Facebook bring out the green-eyed monster of jealousy?

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    Muise, Amy; Christofides, Emily; Desmarais, Serge

    2009-08-01

    The social network site Facebook is a rapidly expanding phenomenon that is changing the nature of social relationships. Anecdotal evidence, including information described in the popular media, suggests that Facebook may be responsible for creating jealousy and suspicion in romantic relationships. The objectives of the present study were to explore the role of Facebook in the experience of jealousy and to determine if increased Facebook exposure predicts jealousy above and beyond personal and relationship factors. Three hundred eight undergraduate students completed an online survey that assessed demographic and personality factors and explored respondents' Facebook use. A hierarchical multiple regression analysis, controlling for individual, personality, and relationship factors, revealed that increased Facebook use significantly predicts Facebook-related jealousy. We argue that this effect may be the result of a feedback loop whereby using Facebook exposes people to often ambiguous information about their partner that they may not otherwise have access to and that this new information incites further Facebook use. Our study provides evidence of Facebook's unique contributions to the experience of jealousy in romantic relationships.

  5. The green eyed monster in the bottle: Relationship contingent self-esteem, romantic jealousy, and alcohol-related problems.

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    DiBello, Angelo M; Rodriguez, Lindsey M; Hadden, Benjamin W; Neighbors, Clayton

    2015-10-01

    Previous research suggests that both jealousy and relationship contingent self-esteem (RCSE) are related to alcohol use and alcohol-related problems. No work, however, has examined these two constructs together as they relate to motives for alcohol use and alcohol-related problems. The current study aims to build upon emerging literature examining different types of jealousy (i.e., emotional, cognitive, and behavioral), relationship quality (i.e., satisfaction, commitment, closeness), RCSE, and alcohol use. More specifically, the current study aimed to examine the associations between RCSE and drinking to cope and RCSE and alcohol-related problems, in the context of the different types of jealousy. Moreover, the current study aimed to assess whether the associations between RCSE, jealousy, and drinking outcomes vary as a function of relationship quality. Two hundred and seventy seven individuals (87% female) at a large southern university participated in the study. They completed measures of RCSE, relationship satisfaction, commitment, closeness, and jealousy as well as alcohol-related outcomes. Using PROCESS, moderated mediational analyses were used to evaluate different types of jealousy as mediators of the association between RCSE and drinking to cope/alcohol-related problems. Further, we aimed to examine whether relationship quality moderated the association between RCSE and jealousy in predicting alcohol-related variables. Results indicated that cognitive jealousy mediated the association between both RCSE and drinking to cope and RCSE and alcohol-related problems. Further, relationship satisfaction, commitment, and closeness were all found to moderate the association between RSCE and cognitive jealousy such that at lower, but not higher levels of satisfaction, commitment, and closeness, cognitive jealousy mediated the association between RCSE and drinking to cope and RCSE and alcohol-related problems. Copyright © 2015. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

  6. Fueling the Flames of the Green-Eyed Monster: The Role of Ruminative Thought in Reaction to Romantic Jealousy.

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    Carson, Christine L.; Cupach, William R.

    2000-01-01

    Examines factors predicted to influence individuals' responses to romantic jealousy. Details a study in which undergraduate students completed scales measuring relationship-specific linking, relationship-specific rumination, possessiveness, trust, and communicative responses to jealousy. Suggests that jealous rumination is an important cognitive…

  7. Bodacious Berry, Potency Wood and the Aging Monster: Gender and Age Relations in Anti-Aging Ads

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    Calasanti, Toni

    2007-01-01

    This paper situates age discrimination within a broader system of age relations that intersects with other inequalities, and then uses that framework to analyze internet advertisements for the anti-aging industry. Such ads reinforce age and gender relations by positing old people as worthwhile only to the extent that they look and act like those…

  8. The Sleeping Monster: NuSTAR Observations of SGR 1806-20, 11 Years After the Giant Flare

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    Younes, George; Baring, Matthew G.; Kouveliotou, Chryssa; Harding, Alice; Donovan, Sophia; Göğüş, Ersin; Kaspi, Victoria; Granot, Jonathan

    2017-12-01

    We report the analysis of five Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) observations of SGR 1806-20 spread over a year from 2015 April to 2016 April, more than 11 years following its giant flare (GF) of 2004. The source spin frequency during the NuSTAR observations follows a linear trend with a frequency derivative \\dot{ν }=(-1.25+/- 0.03)× {10}-12 Hz s-1, implying a surface dipole equatorial magnetic field B≈ 7.7× {10}14 G. Thus, SGR 1806-20 has finally returned to its historical minimum torque level measured between 1993 and 1998. The source showed strong timing noise for at least 12 years starting in 2000, with \\dot{ν } increasing one order of magnitude between 2005 and 2011, following its 2004 major bursting episode and GF. SGR 1806-20 has not shown strong transient activity since 2009, and we do not find short bursts in the NuSTAR data. The pulse profile is complex with a pulsed fraction of ˜ 8 % with no indication of energy dependence. The NuSTAR spectra are well fit with an absorbed blackbody, {kT}=0.62+/- 0.06 {keV}, plus a power law, {{Γ }}=1.33+/- 0.03. We find no evidence for variability among the five observations, indicating that SGR 1806-20 has reached a persistent and potentially its quiescent X-ray flux level after its 2004 major bursting episode. Extrapolating the NuSTAR model to lower energies, we find that the 0.5-10 keV flux decay follows an exponential form with a characteristic timescale τ =543+/- 75 days. Interestingly, the NuSTAR flux in this energy range is a factor of ˜2 weaker than the long-term average measured between 1993 and 2003, a behavior also exhibited in SGR 1900+14. We discuss our findings in the context of the magnetar model.

  9. Duch is dead. [Review of: Laban Hinton Man or Monster? The Trial of a Khmer Rouge Torturer.

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    Bouwknegt, Thijs Bastiaan

    2017-01-01

    In his stimulating new book, the psychological anthropologist Alexander Laban Hinton chronicles the trial against the confessant Cambodian tormenter Kaing Guek Eav (f.k.a. Comrade Duch). In exploring Kaing Guek Eav’s state of mind, the book provokes the reader to think about why we feel the need to

  10. "The Trampoline Tree and the Swamp Monster with 18 Heads": Outdoor Play in the Foundation Stage and Foundation Phase

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    Waller, Tim

    2007-01-01

    This paper considers pedagogy and outdoor play in the early years. The particular focus is on the specific features and benefits of outdoor play in the Foundation Stage (England) and Foundation Phase (Wales). The paper will draw on current international literature and evidence from outdoor learning constructed in an ongoing research project in two…

  11. Common Violations of the United States Code in Economic Crime Investigations. The Fraud, Waste and Abuse Monster.

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    1983-11-15

    be unlawful for executives of a fast food corporation to agree upon the price at which the corporation will sell its products to its franchisees , or...to even suggest resale prices for the products, as long as the franchisees were free to set their ultimate prices to consumers. However, it would be...subject acted willfully and knowingly. (4) That the subject acted for the purpose of commercial advantage or private profit. b. Commentary. (1) By law

  12. BESKRYWING VAI'l TEGNIEKE EN CHEMIESE ANALISES VAN ...

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    afwykings en koefftsiente van variasie tussen monsters en tussen analises binne monsters verstrek. Tussen monsters verteenwoordig die verskille tussen diere en tussen ana- lises binne monsters verteenwoordig die verskille tussen herhalings binne dieselfde monstefS en dui dus die akku- raatheid van die analises aan.

  13. N-nitrosaminen en nitroseerbare verbindingen in spenen en enige andere rubber- en plastic produkten

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    Ellen; G.; Sahertian; E.T.

    1984-01-01

    Van 14 monsters spenen, 8 monsters fopspenen en 3 monsters ballonnen werd de afgifte aan speekselsimulans van n-nitrosaminen (NA) en nitroseerbare stoffen (NS) bepaald. Het merendeel van de monsters overschreed de van kracht zijnde limieten (1 mug NA/kg en 20 mug NS/kg speen) meer dan 10-voudig.

  14. Onderzoek naar het voorkomen van vijf sulfonamiden en Dapson in nieren van Nederlandse slachtvarkens

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    1987-01-01

    Onderzocht zijn 208 monsters varkensnier op voorkomen (HPTLC) en gehalte (HPLC) van sulfanilamide, sulfadimidine, sulfadoxine, sulfadiazine, sulfaquinoxaline en Dapson. De monsters waren afkomstig van slachthuizen gelegen in de zes veterinaire Inspectiegebieden. Uit het HPTLC onderzoek op voorkomen kwamen 8 monsters die kwantitatief werden onderzocht m.b.v. HPLC. Drie monsters bleken < 0,02 mg/kg sulfadimidine te bevatten, het sulfadimidinegehalte van de vijf andere monsters varieerde van ...

  15. Onderzoek naar de samenstelling en kwaliteit van roomijs

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    Sledsens, A.M.J.; Veen, van der N.G.; Herstel, H.

    1985-01-01

    Van de Consumentenbond (CB) werden 17 monsters voorverpakt roomijs, met een inhoud van 1 liter, ontvangen. De monsters werden chemisch, microbiologisch en sensorisch onderzocht. De resultaten werden gerapporteerd aan de CB.

  16. Voortgezet onderzoek naar de migratie van N-nitrosaminen en nitroseerbare verbindingen uit spenen en fopspenen

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    Ellen. G.; Sahertian; E.T.; Battum; D.van*

    1985-01-01

    In totaal 17 monsters spenen en 14 monsters fopspenen werden onderzocht op afgifte van N-nitrosaminen (NA) en nitroseerbare verbindingen aan een speekselsimulant. Krachtens het Verpakkingen- en Gebruiksartikelenbesluit (Warenwet) mag bij spenen de afgifte van NA en nitroseerbare verbindingen

  17. Sulfonamiden en Dapson in vleeswaren bemonsterd in het voorjaar 1988

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    1988-01-01

    Onderzocht op sulfanilamide, sulfadimidine, sulfadoxine en sulfaquinoxaline (alle sulfonamiden) alsmede Dapson zijn 102 monsters vleeswaar waaronder: leverworst, kookworst, pluimveevlees en pluimveevleesprodukten, rookworst, tongeworst enz. In geen van de monsters werd een sulfonamidegehalte

  18. Onderzoek naar het voorkomen van vijf sulfonamiden en Dapson in nieren van Nederlandse slachtvarkens

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    Vaessen HAMG; Kamp CG van de

    1987-01-01

    Onderzocht zijn 208 monsters varkensnier op voorkomen (HPTLC) en gehalte (HPLC) van sulfanilamide, sulfadimidine, sulfadoxine, sulfadiazine, sulfaquinoxaline en Dapson. De monsters waren afkomstig van slachthuizen gelegen in de zes veterinaire Inspectiegebieden. Uit het HPTLC onderzoek op

  19. Sulfonamiden en Dapson in vleeswaren

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    Vaessen HAMG; Kamp CG van de

    1987-01-01

    Onderzocht op sulfanilamide, sulfadiazine, sulfadimidine, sulfadoxine en sulfaquinoxaline alsmede Dapson zijn 245 monsters vleeswaar waaronder: leverworst, kookworst, bloedworst, boterhamworst, rookworst en tongeworst. Bij HPTLC-screening was in geen van de monsters DAPSON aantoonbaar, wel waren

  20. Organochloorbestrijdingsmiddelen in humaan vetweefsel uit Noord-Brabant, Friesland en Overijssel

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    Greve PA; Heusinkveld HAG; van de Meent-Olieman GC; van Zoonen P

    1987-01-01

    Ten behoeve van epidemiologisch onderzoek, gestart in verband met de geconstateerde bodemverontreiniging met hexachloorcyclohexaan (HCH)-isomeren in Twente, zijn 103 monsters humaan vetweefsel onderzocht op het voorkomen van deze isomeren. De monsters waren afkomstig van obductie-onderzoek,

  1. Onderzoek naar de kwaliteit van chocoladerepen

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    Sledsens, A.M.J.; Herstel, H.

    1989-01-01

    Om de kwaliteit van in willekeurige winkels gekochte chocoladerepen te kunnen beoordelen heeft Konsumenten Kontakt het RIKILT verzocht 24 monsters chocoladerepen te onderzoeken. Alle monsters zijn onderzocht op nettogewicht, totaal vet, vocht, saccharose, lactose, theobromine,

  2. Dracula, le monstre et les savants : entre Darwin et Bunyan Dracula, the Monster and the Scientists: between Darwin and Bunyan

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    René Gallet

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Among the novel’s characters, two are well identified scientists, Seward and Van Helsing; but a third also plays a major, though covert, role in it. Mina mentions the names of Nordau and Lombroso quite late in the book (chapter XXV; however, the latter had begun to leave his mark on the narrative almost from the very start: much of Dracula’s «physiognomy» is borrowed from Lombroso’s description of the «born criminal», the anthropological type defined in L’Uomo Deliquente. The same is true with Renfield’s «temperament». Lombroso’s view was that the two human types linked in Dracula (the «born criminal» and the «morally insane man» are basically one. This theory thus proves a significant contribution to the structure of the book. The presence of such a scientific layer in it beneath the more conspicuous layer of Transylvanian legends and superstitions also leads to a reassessment of Stoker’s work which could then be seen as adapting Bunyan’s technique of multiple allegory to a Victorian intellectual context.

  3. Doing battle with "the monster:" how high-risk heterosexuals experience and successfully manage HIV stigma as a barrier to HIV testing.

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    Gwadz, Marya; Leonard, Noelle R; Honig, Sylvie; Freeman, Robert; Kutnick, Alexandra; Ritchie, Amanda S

    2018-04-20

    Annual HIV testing is recommended for populations at-risk for HIV in the United States, including heterosexuals geographically connected to urban high-risk areas (HRA) with elevated rates of HIV prevalence and poverty, who are primarily African American/Black or Hispanic. Yet this subpopulation of "individuals residing in HRA" (IR-HRA) evidence low rates of regular HIV testing. HIV stigma is a recognized primary barrier to testing, in part due to its interaction with other stigmatized social identities. Guided by social-cognitive and intersectionality theories, this qualitative descriptive study explored stigma as a barrier to HIV testing and identified ways IR-HRA manage stigma. In 2012-2014, we conducted in-depth qualitative interviews with 31 adult IR-HRA (74% male, 84% African American/Black) with unknown or negative HIV status, purposively sampled from a larger study for maximum variation on HIV testing experiences. Interviews were audio-recorded and professionally transcribed verbatim. Data were analyzed using a systematic content analysis approach that was both theory-driven and inductive. Stigma was a primary barrier to HIV testing among IR-HRA. In the context of an under-resourced community, HIV stigma was experienced as emerging from, and being perpetuated by, health care organizations and educational institutions, as well as community members. Participants noted it was "better not to know" one's HIV status, to avoid experiencing HIV-related stigma, which could interact with other stigmatized social identities and threaten vital social relationships, life chances, and resources. Yet most had tested for HIV previously. Factors facilitating testing included health education to boost knowledge of effective treatments for HIV; understanding HIV does not necessitate ending social relationships; and tapping into altruism. In the context of economic and social inequality, HIV stigma operates on multiple, intersecting layers. IR-HRA struggle with an aversion to HIV testing, because adopting another stigmatized status is dangerous. They also find ways to manage stigma to engage in testing, even if not at recommended levels. Findings highlight strategies to reduce HIV stigma at the levels of communities, institutions, and individuals to improve rates of annual HIV testing necessary to eliminate HIV transmission and reduce HIV-related racial and ethnic health disparities among IR-HRA.

  4. Resultaten ringtest 2005 zware metalen en arseen in twee monsters zuiveringsslib in het kader van de regeling "Bemonstering en Analyse Overige Organische Meststoffen" (BOOM)

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    Driessen, J.J.M.; Oostrom, van J.J.; Polanen, van A.

    2005-01-01

    In The Netherlands a large quantity of domestic, agricultural and industrial organic wastes is produced. After purification or composting processes these substances can be partly re-used as organic fertilisers on the condition that this does not lead to contamination of the environment. In the so

  5. Mulheres, negros e outros monstros: um ensaio sobre corpos não civilizados Women, negroes, and other monsters: an essay on non-civilized bodies

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    Jonatas Ferreira

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available A dinâmica ocidental de civilização implica uma relação tensa entre corpo e mente, cultura e natureza, civilização e barbarismo. No ensaio que se segue, exploramos a construção deste último dualismo ao investigarmos os espaços nos quais certos corpos são definidos como monstruosos. Em particular, estamos interessados na constituição de uma visão científica de diferenças raciais, sua especificidade em relação à percepção medieval do lugar da alteridade, seu papel em legitimar a circulação de corpos 'monstruosos' como mercadorias e sua reivindicação de desvendar uma hierarquia objetiva de raças e gênero. De Lavater a Curvier, a classificação das espécies oferece um modelo hierárquico que será apropriado pelos discursos de raça e gênero na biologia. Nesse contexto, um caso pode ser considerado paradigmático: a 'Vênus Hotentote'. Argumentamos que a negociação política do status ontológico de Sara Baartman, durante os séculos XIX e XX, representa precisamente tal esforço para estabelecer as fronteiras de civilidade mediante a circulação e a exclusão de corpos incivilizados.The Western dynamics of civilization implies a tense relationship between body and mind, culture and nature, civilization and barbarism. In the following essay we explore the construction of the last one of such dualism by investigating the spaces where certain bodies are defined as monstrous. We are particularly concerned with the constitution of a scientific vision of racial differences, its specificity in relation to the medieval perception of the place of alterity, its role in legitimizing the circulation of 'monstrous' bodies as commodities and its claim to disclose an objective hierarchy of races and gender. From Lavater to Curvier, the classification of species offers a hierarchical model that will be appropriated by race and gender discourses in biology. Within this context, there is one case of paradigmatic quality, 'The Hottentot Venus'. We argue that the political negotiation of Sara Baartman's ontological status, during the 19th and 20th centuries, represents just such effort to establish the borders of civility through the circulation and exclusion of uncivilized bodies.

  6. The Devil and its multiple images in illuminations of the Devorous Monster and the Falling Angel (15th century: some examples

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    Adriana Maria de Souza Zierer

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available This article conducted an analysis on the multiple images of the Devil, based on three illuminations of the 15th century. It is possible to observe the following elements: 1-the evil one as a head, with a huge open mouth, known as the Hellmouth; 2-as a human being, but with animalistic characteristics, carrying claws, the tail, among other things, still with devouring aspect; 3-represented in beautiful shape, as the rebel angel, Lucifer, expelled from heaven by God. Three images were analyzed; one from the narrative Vision of Tondal, which it is represented as the Beast Acheron, in the form of Hellmouth, and two images of the book Les Très Riches Heures of the Duc de Berry (The Very Rich Hours of the Duke of Berry, when figured with animalistic features in the image entitled "Inferno" (fl.108r and with his angelic features in "The fall of the Rebel Angels" (fl. 64v. In the last two illuminations the Devil presents ruler of Hell elements. Moreover, it is clear that this has ambiguous features in Christian imagination.

  7. ‘A Wonderfull Monster Borne in Germany’: Hairy Girls in Medieval and Early Modern German Book, Court and Performance Culture*

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    Katritzky, MA

    2014-01-01

    Human hirsuteness, or pathological hair growth, can be symptomatic of various conditions, including genetic mutation or inheritance, and some cancers and hormonal disturbances. Modern investigations into hirsuteness were initiated by nineteenth-century German physicians. Most early modern European cases of hypertrichosis (genetically determined all-over body and facial hair) involve German-speaking parentage or patronage, and are documented in German print culture. Through the Wild Man tradition, modern historians routinely link early modern reception of historical hypertrichosis cases to issues of ethnicity without, however, recognising early modern awareness of links between temporary hirsuteness and the pathological nexus of starvation and anorexia. Here, four cases of hirsute females are reconsidered with reference to this medical perspective, and to texts and images uncovered by my current research at the Herzog August Library and German archives. One concerns an Italian girl taken to Prague in 1355 by the Holy Roman Empress, Anna von Schweidnitz. Another focuses on Madeleine and Antonietta Gonzalez, daughters of the ‘Wild Man’ of Tenerife, documented at German courts in the 1580s. The third and fourth cases consider the medieval bearded Sankt Kümmernis (also known as St Wilgefortis or St Uncumber), and the seventeenth-century Bavarian fairground performer Barbara Urslerin. Krankhafter menschlicher Hirsutismus kann aufgrund unterschiedlicher Ursachen auftreten, zu denen u.a. genetische Veränderungen und Vererbung, verschiedene Krebserkrankungen und hormonelle Störungen gehören. Die moderne Hirsutismus-Forschung ist im 19. Jh. von deutschen Forschern initiiert worden. Die meisten europäischen frühneuzeitlichen Erscheinungen von Hypertrichose (dem genetisch bedingten Haarwuchs am gesamten Körper und im Gesicht) gehen auf deutschsprachige Eltern oder Förderer zurück und sind in Deutschland in den Druck gelangt. Bei Untersuchungen des Motivs des Wilden Mannes zieht die aktuelle geschichtswissenschaftliche Forschung in der Regel Verbindungslinien zwischen der frühneuzeitlichen Wahrnehmung von Hypertrichose-Fällen und Fragen der Ethnizität, ohne jedoch zu beachten, dass in der Frühen Neuzeit die Verbindung zwischen temporärem Hirsutismus und der krankhaften Verknüpfung von Unterernährung und Anorexie bekannt war. Im vorliegenden Beitrag werden vier Fälle von an Hirsutismus erkrankten Frauen neu analysiert, unter Einbezug dieser medizinischen Perspektive und unter Beachtung von Texten und Abbildungen, die meine jüngsten Forschungen in der Herzog August Bibliothek und an deutschen Archiven ans Licht gefördert haben. Die hier betrachteten Fälle betreffen ein italienisches Mädchen, das 1355 von Anna von Schweidnitz, Kaiserin des Hl. Römischen Reichs, nach Prag gebracht wurde; Madeleine und Antonietta Gonzalez, die Töchter des ‘Wilden Manns’ von Teneriffa, die in den 1580er Jahren an deutschen Höfen bezeugt sind; die bärtige Sankt Kümmernis (Wilgefortis), und die bayerische Jahrmarktkünstlerin Barbara Urslerin. PMID:25598545

  8. Monsters and the case of L. Joseph: André Feil's thesis on the origin of the Klippel-Feil syndrome and a social transformation of medicine.

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    Belykh, Evgenii; Malik, Kashif; Simoneau, Isabelle; Yagmurlu, Kaan; Lei, Ting; Cavalcanti, Daniel D; Byvaltsev, Vadim A; Theodore, Nicholas; Preul, Mark C

    2016-07-01

    André Feil (1884-1955) was a French physician best recognized for his description, coauthored with Maurice Klippel, of patients with congenital fusion of cervical vertebrae, a condition currently known as Klippel-Feil syndrome. However, little is known about his background aside from the fact that he was a student of Klippel and a physician who took a keen interest in describing congenital anomalies. Despite the relative lack of information on Feil, his contributions to the fields of spinal disease and teratology extended far beyond science to play an integral role in changing the misguided perception shrouding patients with disfigurements, defects, deformities, and so-called monstrous births. In particular, Feil's 1919 medical school thesis on cervical abnormalities was a critical publication in defying long-held theory and opinion that human "monstrosities," anomalies, developmental abnormalities, and altered congenital physicality were a consequence of sinful behavior or a reversion to a primitive state. Indeed, his thesis on a spinal deformity centering on his patient, L. Joseph, was at the vanguard for a new view of a patient as nothing less than fully human, no matter his or her physicality or appearance.

  9. "Your Vagina Is Not Supposed to Be This Scary Monster": Young Heterosexual Women's Recommendations for Improving Sexual Satisfaction and Implications for Sexuality Education

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    Blunt-Vinti, Heather D.; Stokowski, Sarah E.; Bouza, Brooke M.

    2018-01-01

    Sexual satisfaction is an important component of sexuality, yet rarely discussed in sexuality education. In an effort to better understand young adult women's experiences and thoughts about sexual pleasure and satisfaction, we conducted interviews with heterosexual young women (N = 30, ages 18-25) attending college, asking their recommendations on…

  10. Of Maps and Monsters: A Discussion of Being (NonHuman, or on the Topography of “Monsters” Medieval and Modern by Liliana Sikorska

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    Mirosława Buchholtz

    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available The concept of humanity has taken on new meanings in the era of posthumanist debate. Engaging both prehumanist and posthumanist perspectives, Liliana Sikorska strips away layers of cognitive mappings performed over hundreds of years in Western culture to expose in her recent essay the mechanisms that have exacerbated the East–West divide. While the majority of discussed texts come from medieval and Victorian literature and culture, it becomes obvious to the reader of her book that the issues she explores are still haunting the lives of people and nations worldwide today.

  11. Librarians are vicious monsters, but canalso recommend a good read : En analys av alternativa bibliotekarieframställningar iscience fiction-litteratur

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    Österman Solborg, Amanda

    2014-01-01

    Uppsatsens syfte är att studera framställningar av manliga bibliotekarier i science fiction-litteratur, analysera vad dessa framställningar förmedlar för föreställningar om bibliotek och biblioteksverksamhet, samt att analysera de manliga bibliotekariernas koppling till maskuliniteter. Titlarna som analyseras är fyra romaner; Audrey Niffeneggers Tidsresenärens hustru, Dmitrij Gluchovskijs Metro 2033, Jules Vernes Paris i tjugonde seklet, och Jasper Ffordes Uppslukad – En fängslande historia o...

  12. Gemini IFU, VLA, and HST observations of the OH megamaser galaxy IRAS F23199+0123: the hidden monster and its outflow

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    Hekatelyne, C.; Riffel, Rogemar A.; Sales, Dinalva; Robinson, Andrew; Gallimore, Jack; Storchi-Bergmann, Thaisa; Kharb, Preeti; O'Dea, Christopher; Baum, Stefi

    2018-03-01

    We present Gemini Multi-Object Spectrograph (GMOS) Integral field Unit (IFU), Very Large Array (VLA), and Hubble Space Telescope (HST) observations of the OH megamaser (OHM) galaxy IRAS F23199+0123. Our observations show that this system is an interacting pair, with two OHM sources associated with the eastern (IRAS 23199E) member. The two members of the pair present somewhat extended radio emission at 3 and 20 cm, with flux peaks at each nucleus. The GMOS-IFU observations cover the inner ˜6 kpc of IRAS 23199E at a spatial resolution of 2.3 kpc. The GMOS-IFU flux distributions in Hα and [N II] λ6583 are similar to that of an HST [N II]+Hα narrow-band image, being more extended along the north-east-south-west direction, as also observed in the continuum HST F814W image. The GMOS-IFU Hα flux map of IRAS 23199E shows three extranuclear knots attributed to star-forming complexes. We have discovered a Seyfert 1 nucleus in this galaxy, as its nuclear spectrum shows an unresolved broad (full width at half-maximum ≈2170 km s-1) double-peaked Hα component, from which we derive a black hole mass of M_{BH} = 3.8^{+0.3}_{-0.2}× 106 M⊙. The gas kinematics shows low velocity dispersions (σ) and low [N II]/Hα ratios for the star-forming complexes and higher σ and [N II]/Hα surrounding the radio emission region, supporting interaction between the radio plasma and ambient gas. The two OH masers detected in IRAS F23199E are observed in the vicinity of these enhanced σ regions, supporting their association with the active nucleus and its interaction with the surrounding gas. The gas velocity field can be partially reproduced by rotation in a disc, with residuals along the north-south direction being tentatively attributed to emission from the front walls of a bipolar outflow.

  13. Of Maps and Monsters: A Discussion of Being (Non)Human, or on the Topography of “Monsters” Medieval and Modern by Liliana Sikorska

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    The concept of humanity has taken on new meanings in the era of posthumanist debate. Engaging both prehumanist and posthumanist perspectives, Liliana Sikorska strips away layers of cognitive mappings performed over hundreds of years in Western culture to expose in her recent essay the mechanisms that have exacerbated the East–West divide. While the majority of discussed texts come from medieval and Victorian literature and culture, it becomes obvious to the reader of her book that the issues ...

  14. Monsters of an Awakened Reason. The influence of the Biblical account in the development of the scientific theories on the origin of man and its variations

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    Mario César Sánchez Villa

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available The triumph of the reason as the only way of natural knowledge was the most remarkable result of the paradigm shift occurred during the so-called Scientific Revolution, which reaches from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, and in which dogmatic reasoning lost progressively its role as the principal form of knowledge. Nevertheless, during the following centuries, a large part of the men of science were willing to favour the conversion of dogma into an agent of rational thought. This paper, tries to offer a point of reflection on the influence that the biblical account maintained in the construction of the modern scientific theories that, somehow, tried to explain relevant issues such as the origin of physical and moral differences between humans. The broader objective is to demonstrate that, as a form of cultural expression, the dogmatic-religious thought continued to play a transcendental role in the legitimation of a part of the modern rational scientific discourse, committed to defending the civilizing role and the physical and moral superiority of Western states, far beyond what the simple use of reason permitted.

  15. Monsters of an Awakened Reason. The influence of the Biblical account in the development of the scientific theories on the origin of man and its variations

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    Mario César Sánchez Villa

    2017-01-01

    The triumph of the reason as the only way of natural knowledge was the most remarkable result of the paradigm shift occurred during the so-called Scientific Revolution, which reaches from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, and in which dogmatic reasoning lost progressively its role as the principal form of knowledge. Nevertheless, during the following centuries, a large part of the men of science were willing to favour the conversion of dogma into an agent of rational thought. This paper, ...

  16. The cold monsters facing the climatic change. Trans-national states and actors in the political process bond to the climatic changes

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    Denis, B.

    2003-01-01

    The author discusses the evolution of the importance and the strategies of the different actors during the different phases of the political process and the learning of the state part in the international relations. (A.L.B.)

  17. Vluchtige N-nitrosaminen in gerookte vleeswaren en gebarbecued vlees

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    Ellen G; Sahertian ET

    1988-01-01

    In totaal 73 monsters gerookte vleeswaren en 32 monsters gebarbecuede produkten werden onderzocht op gehalten aan vluchtige N-nitrosaminen (NA). De gerookte vleeswaren bestonden uit de produkten rookvlees, bacon, ontbijtspek, rookworst, knakworst en gekookte wort. Van de 73 monsters vleeswaren

  18. Vluchtige N-nitrosaminen en nitriet in vleeswaren

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    Ellen; G.; Egmond; E.; Sahertian; E.T.

    1984-01-01

    In totaal 140 monsters vleeswaar, te onderscheiden in 29 verschillende soorten werden onderzocht op hun gehalte aan vluchtige N-nitrosaminen (NA) en nitriet. Het merendeel der monsters (65,7%) bevatte minder dan 10 mg NaNo2/kg. In 46 van de 140 monsters (32,9%) waren geen vluchtige NA

  19. Attitudes toward roles in a wilderness education program

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    William W. Hendricks

    2000-01-01

    This study examined students’ attitudes toward the impact monster and the good guy roles in the impact monster skit and determined if attitudes differed by gender and grade level. In addition, differences in high- and low-involvement with the skit were analyzed. The impact monster skit is a popular wilderness education program designed to teach appropriate wilderness...

  20. Overzicht van de onderzoekresultaten van kroketten, bitterballen en frikandellen van 1986

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    Cazemier, G.; Veen, van der N.G.

    1987-01-01

    In 1986 werden in opdracht van de AID 54 monsters frikandellen en 237 monsters kroketten en bitterballen door het RIKILT onderzocht op de eisen, zoals die zijn vastgelegd in de Kwaliteitsverordening Kroketten, Bitterballen en Frika(n)dellen. In dit verslag zijn de analyseresultaten van deze monsters

  1. Ideological Fission:Cloverfield and Terrorism

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    Christiansen, Steen Ledet

    2008-01-01

    Cloverfield's monster is effective precisely because we never really see it, because it remains in our peripheral vision and seems to be mutating, changing, multiple and yet perhaps still one, all at the same time. To say that the monster is abject, is to miss the point. Being abject is part of a monster's very nature, but the monster in Cloverfield is both frightingly different and hauntingly familiar. We have seen such monsters many times before in earlier movies, so we cannot fully feel th...

  2. Sulfonamiden en Dapson in vleeswaren bemonsterd in het voorjaar 1988

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    Vaessen HAMG; Kamp CG van de

    1988-01-01

    Onderzocht op sulfanilamide, sulfadimidine, sulfadoxine en sulfaquinoxaline (alle sulfonamiden) alsmede Dapson zijn 102 monsters vleeswaar waaronder: leverworst, kookworst, pluimveevlees en pluimveevleesprodukten, rookworst, tongeworst enz. In geen van de monsters werd een sulfonamidegehalte gemeten dat hoger was dan de USA norm van 0.1 mg/kg voor eetbare delen van slachtdieren. Totaal aantal sulfadimidine positieve monsters: 5. In geen van de vleeswaren was sulfanilamide, sulfadoxine, sulfad...

  3. Sobre monstros e imaginação na sociedade do espetáculo, por Hal Hartley

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    Rodrigues, Ângela Lamas

    2013-01-01

    Based on the Frankensteinian monster, whose predicates mirrors the contradictions of industrial capitalism, the excesses of science and modernity’s fractured individual’s psyche, this work purports to analyze the character of the Monster in the movie No such thing (2001), by American director Hal Hartley. The article focuses, particularly, on the discussion, suggested in the movie, about the place of the monster in a historical moment in which the media, the spectacle, and consumerism leave l...

  4. Embodying the Chimera : toward a phenobiological subjectivity ”

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    Andrieu , Bernard

    2007-01-01

    Until the end of the seventeenth century, the monstrous body had a mythological function: A sign from irate gods, the monster (Kapler 1980) is not malformed like Oedipus's twisted foot/fate, it is a prodigious creature whose corporeal formation endows it with superior power. However, one must differentiate between fabulous monsters, whose corporeal hybridization remains paradoxical, and biological monsters studied as early as Hippocrates in Of Generation, X-I, and Aristotle in Of the Generati...

  5. The monstrous metallic in medicine and horror cinema.

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    Scott, Niall

    2014-01-01

    `This paper considers the monstrous nature of medical tools and devices through the lens of horror cinema and the art of Damien Hirst. In it I argue for a shift from the monster and the monstrous as organic to the threat of the monster as an inorganic object in tools such as the scalpel and syringe. However, the metaphorical significance of the monster is sustained in these tools where human technological creations continue the discourse of the monster as a product of human creativity.

  6. The plague, a metal monster, and the wonder of Wanda: in pursuit of the performance style A praga, o monstro de metal e a maravilha de Wanda: em busca do estilo de performance

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    David Kjar

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available The claim of having achieved "authenticity" in performance has today almost disappeared without a trace. However, Richard Taruskin's efforts to disprove the premise through a series of articles in the 1980s still beg important questions, such as exactly what are the origins of the early music movement's performance style and which performers had a role in its transmission? Taruskin contends that Stravinsky transmitted the "geometrical," or modernist, Bach to the musical world, and that Stravinsky might have learned it from Wanda Landowska. Taruskin's accolade exposes more than a bit of irony within the early-music revival, since Landowska is seldom, if ever, acknowledged as a significant contributor to the development of the early-music "style" of performance, even though Landowska's recordings reveal a performer with a modern style, one that foreshadows 1980s early-music performances. Due primarily to the sound of her non-historic harpsichord, Landowska's influence, however, has been diminished, and her significant role was negated in the post-"authenticity" early music movement. This paper traces Landowska's central influence through an investigation of her Varsovian musical education, Parisian residency, and recordings. It recognizes and advocates for the contributions made by Landowska before the advent of the "authenticity" era.A defesa por uma performance "autêntica" quase desapareceu sem deixar traços. No entanto, os esforços de Richard Taruskin para contestar o conceito nos anos 80 ainda provoca muitas questões importantes, como o que são as raízes do estilo de performance de música antiga e quais intérpretes tiveram um papel em sua transmissão. Taruskin argumenta que Stravinsky transmitiu o Bach "geométrico", ou modernista ao mundo musical e que Stravinsky poderia tê-lo aprendido de Wanda Landowska. O elogio de Taruskin expõe mais do que uma certa de ironia dentro da restauração da música antiga, uma vez que Landowska é raramente, ou mesmo nunca, reconhecida como uma colaboradora para o desenvolvimento do estilo de performance da música antiga. Este ensaio revela a influência de Landowska através de uma investigação de sua educação musical em Varsóvia, sua estadia em Paris e suas gravações. Estas últimas revelam uma intérprete com um estilo moderno, que antecipa as performances de música antiga dos anos 80. Graças ao som de seu cravo não-histórico, a influência de Landowska tem sido minimizada e seu papel significativo foi negado no movimento de música antiga "pós-autêntico". Este artigo reavalia as contribuições feitas por Landowska antes do advento da era da "autenticidade".

  7. The bilingual Loch Ness Monster raises its non-asymmetric head again-or, why bother with such cumbersome notions as validity and reliability? Comments on Evans et al. (2000).

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    Paradis, Michel

    2003-12-01

    All of the experimental studies of the past 25 years combined and the meta-analyses of their findings have not advanced our knowledge of the lateralization of language in bilingual speakers one bit. We are left with a clutter of inherently uninterpretable contradictory results. Successive studies do not contribute a single brick to the edifice or a single piece to the puzzle-only more confusion. study is no exception. So far, there has been no demonstration of the validity of any experimental paradigm claiming to measure degree of language laterality in bilingual speakers. Experimentation is pointless unless the nature of what is alleged to be lateralized is clearly defined and the validity of the measures employed has been established. Because of the lack of validity of the paradigms used in bilingual laterality studies, experiments and meta-analyses of their findings cannot have any scientific significance. Like their predecessors, Evans et al. pay lip service to a number of methodological problems, but ignore their implications and simply carry on anyway. The authors ought to demonstrate, rather than assume, that degree of visual half-field advantage for single words corresponds to degree of lateralization of any component of language (even if only of words).

  8. El silencio del monstruo: imagénes espectrales en el cine de terror americano de comienzos del sonoro / Silence of the Monster. Ghostly Images in American Horror Film at the Beginning of Sound

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    Roberto Cueto

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Drácula y El doctor Frankenstein inauguraron en 1931 la producción de cine de terror en el cine sonoro al presentar a dos de los iconos por excelencia del género. Sin embargo, al ser películas producidas en el período de transición del cine mudo al sonoro, hacen gala de una característica especial que las diferencia notablemente de la posterior producción terrorífica de Hollywood: la presentación de la monstruosidad sin el recurso de la música extradiegética, lo que genera en la narración un efecto de «agujero» de silencio. En posteriores producciones de cine de terror se intentará paliar estos lapsos de silencio con el empleo de la música extradiegética o ciertos efectos de sonido, lo que parece indicar que, para la norma del cine clásico americano, eran defectos que debían ser corregidos. El siguiente ensayo tiene como objeto subrayar cómo esa llamativa presencia del silencio confiere a la representación de la monstruosidad cierta cualidad de «imágenes espectrales» o «cuerpos siniestros» que el cine de Hollywood prefirió evitar. Por otra parte, se analizará también por qué fue tan importante para el cine clásico americano el empleo de la música extradiegética, ya que cumplía una serie de funciones necesarias para sus estrategias narrativas: una mayor implicación del espectador, una adscripción a los códigos del género terrorífico y un efecto de «tridimensionalidad» aplicado a las imágenes bidimensionales.Palabras clave: música cinematográfica, cine de terror, sonido cinematográfico, transición del cine mudo al sonoro.AbstractDracula and Frankenstein, both released in 1931, inaugurated the production of horror films in Hollywood when they presented the two greatest icons of the genre. As films produced in the transitional period from silent to sound film, both showcase special features that distinguished them from posterior horror films in Hollywood: the introduction of the monstrosity without extra-diegetic music or sound effects generated the appearance of certain «holes of silence» in the film narrative. In subsequent years, these lapses of silence were hidden with music or sound effects, which indicates that they had to be corrected for the standards of classic American film. The following essay tries to analyze how the silence transforms these icons of monstrosity into the sort of «ghostly images» or «uncanny bodies» which Hollywood films preferred to avoid. On the other hand, the importance of extra-diegetic music in Hollywood film also will be analyzed for the specific narrative functions it carried out: a greater involvement of the viewer, the incorporation of the film into the codes of the horror genre and an effect of «tridimensionality» applied to two dimensional images.Keywords: film music, horror film, sound in film, transition from silent to sound.

  9. Onderzoek naar de kwaliteit van koelverse en diepvriesmaaltijden

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    Egmond, van H.J.; Labrijn, J.F.

    1996-01-01

    In opdracht van de Consumentenbond zijn in de maanden september en oktober 1995, 22 monsters koelverse maaltijden en 16 monsters diepvriesmaaltijden onderzocht. De 38 maaltijden varieerden van lasagne, bami goreng, tortellini, andijvie, kip-kerrie tot chili con carne. Het chemisch onderzoek betrof

  10. The Birth of "Frankenstein"

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    Howard, Jennifer

    2008-01-01

    Nobody shouts "It's alive!" in the novel that gave birth to Frankenstein's monster. "Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus," does not feature mad scientists messing around with beakers in laboratories, nor does it deliver any bug-eyed assistants named Igor. Hollywood has given people those stock images, but the story of the monster and his maker…

  11. Inventarisatie van het voorkomen van bestrijdingsmiddelen in het diepe grondwater in Nederland in 1992

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    Boland J; van den Berg R; van der Linden AMA; Heusinkveld HAG; Baumann RA; LBG; LOC

    1994-01-01

    In 1991/1992 is een scanning uitgevoerd van residuen van bestrijdingsmid- delen in het grondwater van 5 tot 26 m beneden maaiveld in het Landelijk Meetnet Grondwaterkwaliteit. 41 Mengmonsters, samengesteld uit 2, 3 of 4 individuele monsters, zijn geanalyseerd en 15 individuele monsters. Met GC/MS

  12. A New Dawn for the Second Sex : Women's Freedom Practices in World Perspective

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    Vintges, K.

    2017-01-01

    To what extent is Simone de Beauvoir's study The Second Sex still relevant? From her work it emerges that patriarchy is a many-headed monster. Over the past decades, various heads of this monster have been slayed: important breakthroughs have been achieved by and for women in law, politics, and

  13. Face Time

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    Waters, John K.

    2008-01-01

    It was the perfect Halloween project. Each class would construct a three-dimensional "monster" out of common classroom materials (construction paper, cardboard boxes, tape, markers, glue, string, etc.), then write down instructions for building the monster and send them off to another class in the district, or in some other district, or even some…

  14. アンケート調査報告 「モンスターペアレント」の実相

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    尾木, 直樹

    2008-01-01

    The expression “monster parent” is a Japanese-English term for parents who make unreasonable demands and requests of the school like a monster.This is similar to the notion “helicopter parent” in the United States. In this study, a nationwide survey about this widely known problem among Japanese was executed in order to understand actual situation in schools. The results showed that most teachers admit there is an increase in “monster parents.” This study was able to categories five types...

  15. Bookishness: An in-depth interrogation of the mystery of Loch Ness by the Loch Ness Investigation Bureau Rebooted 2017

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    Bodman, S. L.

    2017-01-01

    “Although there have been quite a few books written on the subject, really we know very little.” NESSIE, Seven Years in Search of the Monster, Frank Searle Monster-Hunter Extraordinary, Coronet Books, 1976. For 2017, our tribute is to all the weird and wonderful, scientific and practical, believing and sceptical endeavours recorded in publications about the Loch Ness Monster – hence the apt title of BOOK ISH NESS created by Linda Parr. A collaboration with 46 national and international artist...

  16. Monstruos y poder en El obsceno pájaro de la noche de José Donoso

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    Carmen Martin

    2013-01-01

    The essay “Monstruos y poder en El obsceno pájaro de la noche” studies the figure of the monster in the novel El obsceno pájaro de la noche by Chilean author José Donoso. Based on Michel Foucault’s definition of the monster developed in his work Los anormales, this analysis focuses on the way in which the figure of the monster, understood as a marginal entity, threatens social systems and structures by proposing a new discourse in which such conventions are denied, subverted and replaced. The...

  17. Bepaling van glycyrrhetinezuur in humaan plasma met hoge-druk vloeistofchromatografie ; methode-ontwikkeling en monsteranalyse

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    Somers HHJ; Stolker AAM; Gelderen CEM van; Savelkoul TJF; Ginkel LA van; ARO; VIC

    1995-01-01

    Dit rapport beschrijft een snelle vloeistofchromatografische methode voor de bepaling van glycyrrhetinezuur in monsters humaan plasma. Na denaturatie van de plasma-eiwitten door toevoegen van ureum, wordt het glycyrrhetinezuur uit plasma geextraheerd met ionpaar vaste-fase extractie. Het

  18. Plaadid / Valner Valme

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    Valme, Valner, 1970-

    2004-01-01

    Uutest heliplaatidest Secret Machines "Now Here in Nowhere", Pia Fraus "Mooie Island EP", Metallica "Some Kind of Monster", Jill Scott "Beautifully Human", Red Hot Chili Peppers "Greatest Videos", "Matt Bianco Matt's Mood"

  19. Jaaroverzicht 1979

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    Werdmuller, G.A.; Labrijn, J.F.; Oortwijn, H.; Ruig, de W.G.

    1980-01-01

    Doel van dit onderzoek is: een inzicht te krijgen in eventuele niveauverschillen en spreidingen bij de bepalingen in boter door de Botercontrolestations en het Rijkszuivelstation. In 1979 heeft het Rijkszuivelstation aan alle Botercontrolestations voor verschillende bepalingen de volgende monsters

  20. Orienterend onderzoek naar de kwaliteit van champignonconserven

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    Worp, van de H.H.M.; Herstel, H.

    1981-01-01

    Oriënterend onderzoek naar de kwaliteit van champignonconserven in verband met het in werking treden, per 1 januari 1982, van Verordening PGF 1981 Verduurzaamde Groenten. Vijf monsters champignonconserven werden onderzocht op etikettering, bijzondere kwaliteitsvoorschriften, de toevoegingen

  1. Pop / Siim Nestor

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    Nestor, Siim, 1974-

    2003-01-01

    Heliplaatidest: The Sleepy Jackson "Lovers", Ralph Myerz & the Jack Herren Band "A Special Album", David Bowie "Reality", Monster Magnet "Greatest Hits", Black Rebel Motorcycle Club "Take Them On, On Your Own"

  2. Ontwikkeling van een FAST-LC methode voor een aantal nitrofuranen in vlees en melk

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    Anonymous,

    1985-01-01

    Door toepassing van het zogenaamde "FAST-LC systeem" kunnen monsters zonder veel manuele handelingen automatisch worden geanalyseerd op nitrofuranen, medicinale stoffen met een breed werkingsspectrum, toegepast tegen infectieziekten bij runderen, varkens en pluimvee. In de Verenigde Staten mogen

  3. Veldonderzoek bestrijdingsmiddelen. Rapportage van de 4e bemonstering 1988

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    Lagas P; Verdam B; Maaren HLJ van

    1989-01-01

    In het veldonderzoek Bestrijdingsmiddelen zijn in het vierde kwartaal van 1988 grondwatermonsters onderzocht op het voorkomen van bestrijdingsmiddelen. De monsters zijn genomen uit permanente putten die zijn geplaatst onder percelen met aardappel-, mais-, bloembollen- en graanteelt en onder

  4. Gclust Server: 182496 [Gclust Server

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    Full Text Available 182496 DME_CG13493_24657367 Cluster Sequences - 600 comr: cookie monster CG13493-PA...cluster sequences Cluster Sequences Link to related sequences - Sequence length 600 Representative annotation comr: cook

  5. Sulfonamiden en Dapson in nieren van Nederlandse slachtvarkens, bemonsterd in het najaar 1988

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    Vaessen HAMG; Kamp CG van de

    1989-01-01

    Onderzocht op sulfonamiden en Dapson zijn 102 varkensnieren bemonsterd in november 1988 in slachthuizen in drie Veterinaire Inspectiegebieden. Alle monsters zijn dunnelaagchromatografisch gescreend op sulfanilamide, sulfadimidine, sulfadoxine en sulfadiazine, sulfaquinoxaline en Dapson. Alleen

  6. Onderzoek naar het voorkomen van vijf sulfonamiden in nieren van Nederlandse slachtvarkens

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    Vaessen HAMG; Kamp CG van de

    1987-01-01

    Onderzocht op voorkomen en gehalte aan sulfanilamide, sulfadimidine, sulfadoxine, sulfadiazine en sulfaquinoxaline werden 102 nieren van Nederlandse slachtvarkens. Bemonsteringsperiode: oktober tot half november 1986. Alle monsters die bij dunnelaagchromatografisch onderzoek (HPTLC) positief

  7. Development of computerized risk management tool

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    Kil Yoo Kim; Mee Jung Hwang; Seung Cheol Jang; Sang Hoon Han; Tae Woon Kim

    1997-01-01

    The author describes the kinds of efforts for the development of computerized risk management tool; (1) development of a risk monitor, Risk Monster, (2) improvement of McFarm (Missing Cutsets Finding Algorithm for Risk Monitor) and finally (3) development of reliability database management system, KwDBMan. Risk Monster supports for plant operators and maintenance schedulers to monitor plant risk and to avoid high peak risk by rearranging maintenance work schedule. Improved McFarm significantly improved calculation speed of Risk Monster for the cases of supporting system OOS (Out Of Service). KwDBMan manages event data, generic data and CCF (Common Cause Failure) data to support Risk Monster as well as PSA tool, KIRAP (KAERI Integrated Reliability Analysis Package)

  8. People and Oceans.

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    NatureScope, 1988

    1988-01-01

    Discusses people's relationship with oceans, focusing on ocean pollution, use, and protective measures of the sea and its wildlife. Activities included are "Mythical Monsters"; "Globetrotters"; "Plastic in the Sea"; and "Sea of Many Uses." (RT)

  9. Monstruos y poder en El obsceno pájaro de la noche de José Donoso

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    Carmen Martin

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available The essay “Monstruos y poder en El obsceno pájaro de la noche” studies the figure of the monster in the novel El obsceno pájaro de la noche by Chilean author José Donoso. Based on Michel Foucault’s definition of the monster developed in his work Los anormales, this analysis focuses on the way in which the figure of the monster, understood as a marginal entity, threatens social systems and structures by proposing a new discourse in which such conventions are denied, subverted and replaced. Therefore, the monster appears in essence as a transgressive figure, which can be understood as an attack on the establishment and furthermore as an allegory to those institutions and social values that frame modern societies and more specifically those established in Chile in the 1970s.

  10. Organochloorbestrijdingsmiddelen in vetweefsel van Nederlandse ingezetenen

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    Greve PA; van der Hoff R

    1987-01-01

    45 Monsters humaan vetweefsel, afkomstig van autopsieen in 1985 uitgevoerd bij het AZU, werden onderzocht op de organochloorbestrijdingsmiddelen hexachloorbenzeen (HCB), alfa-, beta- en gamma-hexachloorcyclohexaan (HCH), heptachloor en beta-heptachloorepoxide (HEPO), aldrin, dieldrin, p,p'-DDE,

  11. Infinite genus surfaces and irrational polygonal billiards

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    Valdez, Ferrán

    2009-01-01

    We prove that the natural invariant surface associated with the billiard game on an irrational polygonal table is homeomorphic to the Loch Ness monster, that is, the only orientable infinite genus topological real surface with exactly one end.

  12. Londonis kollijahil / Betty Ester

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    Ester, Betty, 1977-

    2002-01-01

    Eesti ajakirjanikud Londoni kinos "Odeon" vaatamas Walt Disney Stuudio ja Pixar Animationi täispika animafilmi "Kollide kompanii" ("Monsters, Inc.") esilinastust : režissöörid Peter Docter ja David Silverman : Ameerika Ühendriigid 2001

  13. To Tell the Tooth

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    ... Activity Sheets 2018 Brushing Calendar Sports Safety National Nutrition Month Choose Water for a Sparkling Smile Holiday Workshop Thanksgiving Back to School Fourth of July Fun Tooth Fairy Sugar Wars Valentine's Day Halloween Defeat Monster Mouth! Color and ...

  14. Digitaalse kirjaoskuseta enam ei saa / Andres Jõesaar

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    Jõesaar, Andres, 1959-

    2015-01-01

    Digikirjaoskusest, ristmeedia tootmisest. Hea lugu ja selle oskuslik edasiandmine digitehnoloogia vahendusel. Balti Filmi- ja Meediakooli ristmeedia tootmise bakalaureuse õppekava teise aasta tudengite tööst "Monsters to clowns", mis on lastega seotud ja lastele suunatud rahvusvaheline ristmeediaprojekt

  15. Pop / Tristan Priimägi

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    Priimägi, Tristan, 1976-

    2004-01-01

    Heliplaatidest: Gabrielle "Play to Win", The Futureheads "The Futureheads", Metallicaa "Some Kind Of Monster", 09 "Church of the Ghetto P.C.", Alumiinium, Sinu Sädelev Sõber "Garaazhide taga", Beenie Man "Back To Basics"

  16. Plaadid / Jüri F. Lotman

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    Lotman, Jüri F.

    2003-01-01

    Uutest plaatidest Ralph Myerz and the Jack Herren Band "A Special Album", John Coltrane "A Love Supreme", Deep Purple "Bananas", "Parfum noir vol. 2", Spooks "FAster Than You Know", Monster Magnet "Greatest Hits"

  17. Interlaboratorium vergelijking van het onderzoek naar Aeromonas spp. in drinkwater

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    Havelaar AH; During M; Versteegh JFM

    1986-01-01

    Door middel van onderzoek van zes kunstmatig besmette gesimuleerde monsters drinkwater ( 4 Aeromonas spp., 1 Klebsiella oxytoca, 1 Pseudomonas aeruginosa) werd een vergelijking gemaakt van de resultaten van Aeromonas onderzoek in 14 laboratoria. De tellingen in de deelnemende laboratoria

  18. Viljakas rokisügis / Mari Hiiemäe

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    Hiiemäe, Mari

    2008-01-01

    Kontsertidest Tallinnas Rock Cafés: Uriah Heep 31. okt., Glenn Hughes 1. nov., Monster Magnet 11. nov., Kosmikud ja Viikate 14. nov., Moralnõi Kodeks 15. nov., Kipelov 19. nov, Tricky 20. nov., esinejatest

  19. Duplicate 24-hour diet study 1994 organochlorine and organophosphorous pesticides

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    Baumann RA; Hoogerbrugge R; van Zoonen P; LOC

    1999-01-01

    In 1994 namen 123 respondenten deel aan een duplicaat 24-uurs voedingsonderzoek. De verzamelde duplicaat voeding monsters werden geanalyseerd op macro parameters, nutrieten, mineralen, sporenelementen en contaminanten. Bij aanvang van het onderzoek werd een inschatting gemaakt of de aanwezigheid

  20. Test Your Knowledge about Kids' Health

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    ... Safety Tips Tips to Protect Yourself from Germ Monsters Make Summer Safe for Kids Websites for Kids ... CDC Jobs Funding LEGAL Policies Privacy FOIA No Fear Act OIG 1600 Clifton Road Atlanta , GA 30329- ...

  1. Plaadid

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    2004-01-01

    Uutest heliplaatidest Jam&Spoon "Tripomatic Fairytales 3003", Metallica "Some Kind of Monster", "Para:Disco",Florence Joy "Hope", "Live in Hyde Park", Celine Dione "A New Day ئ Live in Las Vegas", Akon "Trouble"

  2. CareerConnector

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    US Agency for International Development — CareerConnector is USAID's premiere recruiting tool. It is powered by Monster and integrated with www.usajobs.gov. CareerConnector tracks the progression of a...

  3. Pop / Mart Juur

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    Juur, Mart, 1964-

    2003-01-01

    Heliplaatidest: Dave Gahan "Paper Monsters", Paddy McAloon "I Trawl the Megahertz", Jukka Gustavson Organ Fusion Band "Between Fire And Ice", Tanel Ruben & Victoria "A Sentimental Call", Opiate "Sometimes", The Mooney Suzuki "Electric Sweat"

  4. Effect of opponent type on moral emotions and responses to video game play.

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    Lin, Shu-Fang

    2011-11-01

    This study suggests that fighting against different types of opponents in video games (e.g., human opponents vs. monster opponents) may lead to different emotional responses and moral judgments toward game characters. Based on Bandura's moral disengagement theory, this study proposes that shooting at monster opponents makes game players feel less guilty and judge the player-controlled character as more morally justified. An experiment was conducted in which participants played shooting games with either human opponents or monster opponents. The results show that when playing against monster opponents, participants felt both less ashamed and less guilty, reported enjoying the game more, and judged their character as more justified than participants who played against human opponents.

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    models had more difficulty with the “equilibrium” aspect. Why is ... fundamentalists” (Gould 1997) but that style of thought is losing force as extensive discordances between genetic ... Gould S J 1977b The return of hopeful monsters; Nat. Hist.

  6. Cetus

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    Murdin, P.

    2000-11-01

    (the Sea Monster or Whale; abbrev. Cet, gen. Ceti; area 1231 sq. deg.) An equatorial constellation which lies between Aquarius and Taurus, and culminates at midnight in October. It is named after the sea monster from which Perseus rescued Andromeda in Greek mythology, though it is sometimes identified as a whale. Its brightest stars were cataloged by Ptolemy (c. AD 100-175) in the Almagest....

  7. Mirrors of monstrosity: the representation of the outcast in Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes and Death in Venice

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    Gavin, Andrew

    2016-01-01

    The figure of the monster is at the heart of Benjamin Britten’s operas. By orchestrating and dramatizing various outcast figures from the world of literature, Britten and his librettists have illustrated that the monster is uncomfortably close to common human experience in our modern world. This dissertation seeks to combine the sociological and philosophical definitions of monstrosity with an analysis of dramatic and musical elements of Benjamin Britten’s first and last m...

  8. Monsters and Clowns Incorporated: the Representations of Adolf Hitler in British and American WWII Propaganda Posters Monstres, clowns et compagnie : les représentations d’Hitler dans les affiches de propagande britanniques et américaines pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale

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    Cécile Vallée

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Dans les affiches de propagande britanniques et américaines de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, les représentations d’Adolf Hitler font de lui soit un monstre effrayant, sanguinaire et diabolique, soit un clown grotesque, un pantin ridicule et risible, une cible qu’il faut frapper, écraser, ou détruire d’une façon ou d’une autre. S’adressant au sens de l’humour du spectateur, à ses peurs ou à son aversion, les artistes de propagande des deux côtés de l’Atlantique utilisent des leviers émotionnels et des tons très variés pour faire du dictateur nazi un des ressorts principaux de la participation à l’effort de guerre. Ces caricatures d’Hitler, dont l’objectif final était d’encourager la production et les économies ou de lutter contre les bavardages intempestifs, révèlent une condamnation morale ou politique et font partie de la propagande de soutien au moral, qui vise à galvaniser les Troupes de l’Intérieur en présentant la victoire comme quelque chose de vital ou d’inéluctable. Qu’il soit monstre ou clown, on fait tomber le dictateur déshumanisé de son piédestal, un piédestal si soigneusement construit pour lui par la propagande nazie.

  9. The cold monsters facing the climatic change. Trans-national states and actors in the political process bond to the climatic changes; Les monstres froids a l'epreuve du rechauffement de la planete. Etats et acteurs transnationaux dans le processus politique lie aux changements climatiques

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    Denis, B. [Universite Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)

    2003-07-01

    The author discusses the evolution of the importance and the strategies of the different actors during the different phases of the political process and the learning of the state part in the international relations. (A.L.B.)

  10. Entre monstros e vítimas: a coerção e a socialização no Sistema Socioeducativo de Minas Gerais Between monsters and victims: the coercion and the socialization within the Socioeducational System of Minas Gerais

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    Clarissa Gonçalves Menicucci

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho analisou as formas de implementação do Estatuto da Criança e do Adolescente (ECA e do Sistema Nacional de Atendimento Socioeducativo (SINASE em dois centros socioeducativos de Minas Gerais e a maneira como esses centros lidam com a presença de duas lógicas coexistentes na política voltada ao adolescente em privação de liberdade: a coerção e a socialização. A pesquisa demonstrou que a implementação e a articulação das lógicas variam nas unidades, principalmente em função da estrutura física, do perfil dos internos e da visão dos implementadores sobre as normativas.This work analyzed the implementation of the Statute of the Children and Adolescents (ECA and of the National System of Socioeducational Service (Sinase in two socioeducational centers in Minas Gerais and how these centers deal with the two simultaneous logics in the policy focused on the adolescents in deprivation of liberty: the coercion and the socialization. The research showed the implementation and the articulation between the two logics vary mainly due to the physical structure, the profile of the adolescents and the visions of the front-line bureaucrats about the norms.

  11. Shrieking, Biting, and Licking

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    Sarah Stang

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available This article examines examples of the monstrous-feminine in the form of abject female monsters in a selection of critically acclaimed and commercially successful video games. Various female monsters from CD Projekt RED’s The Witcher series (2007-2015, and Santa Monica Studio’s God of War series (2005-2013 are considered as examples of the abject monstrous-feminine which fall into a long tradition in horror media of making the female body and body movements into something horrific and repulsive. These female monsters use shrieking, biting, licking, and spreading disease as weapons against the male protagonist, who must slay them to restore symbolic order and progress in the games.

  12. Nilai Moral Dalam Ehon Guri to Gura No Kaisuiyoku Karya Nakagawa Rieko

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    Murtini, Riyana Hari

    2013-01-01

    Picture story book by Nakagawa Rieko entitled Guri To Gura No Kaisuiyoku are a children humanities that told story about Guri and Gura adventure. That adventure was started when Guri and Gura playing in the beach. When they was playing, Guri and Gura found a bottle contains letter, map, and float that sended by Sea Monster. Sea Monster said to anyone who find that letter to go to sea tower. Guri and Gura decide to go to that sea tower. When they arrived at sea tower Guri and Gura help Sea Mon...

  13. Hércules contra la Hidra y la muerte del Internet

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    Eduardo Piza Volio

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Hercules killed the Hydra of Lerna in a bloody battle—the second of the labor tasks imposed upon him in atonement for his hideous crimes. The Hydra was a horrible, aggressive mythological monster with many heads and poisonous blood, whose heads multiplied each time one of them was severed. This article explores some mathematical methods about this interesting epic battle. A generalization of the original Kirby & Paris model is proposed. We also study the connection of this model with Goodstein ultra-growing and recursive sequences. As an interesting application, we next analyze the inevitable death of another huge monster of our modern era: the Internet.

  14. Nessie has risen from the grave

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    Foster, Kieran; Hunter, I. Q.

    2017-01-01

    Hammer Films’ Nessie is the great lost British sea monster movie. Developed between 1976-1979, Nessie was Hammer’s most ambitious project, a multimillion dollar co-production with Japan’s Toho Studios that would have seen the Loch Ness Monster rampage across the world from the Scotland to the Canary Islands and Hong Kong harbour. The global scale of the films plot was mirrored off-screen, with Hammer, desperate for financial backing, entering into a number of ill fated distribution and finan...

  15. El cuerpo del monstruo en "Los Premios" de Julio Cortázar.

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    María Luiza Teixeira Batista

    2008-01-01

    ENGLISH: In this paper, we intend to analyze the first novel of Julio Cortázar, Los Premios, published in 1960. Our analysis is centered on the figure of the monster that is concealed in the description and in the actions of the characters. It is known that the appearance is one of the aspects that characterize the monster. It is also known that, through history, it is a creature that causes fear, a representation of dreadfulness, a personal creation that gets stronger for its capacity of mys...

  16. Hippolyte et le Minotaure dans les réécritures du mythe de Phèdre, fin XXe – début XXIe siècle

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    Tafteberg, Alexandre Planque

    2013-01-01

    In the rewritings of the myth of Phaedra which have been published since the 1980s, the sea monster which causes the death of Hippolytus, the son of Theseus, is absent. This article therefore attempts to show how the disappearance of the wonderful monster strengthens and renews the scandalous...... nature of the other characters, especially of Hippolytus, who is strangely reminiscent of the Minotaur, and of Theseus, a hero in Ancient Greece, who has today become the symbol of a fragmented society. Dans les réécritures du mythe de Phèdre qui ont paru depuis les années 1980, le monstre marin qui...

  17. Ideological Fission

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    Christiansen, Steen Ledet

    ; it is a materialisation of an ideological fission which attempts to excise certain ideological constructions, yet paradoxically casting them in a form that is recognizable and familiar. The monstrous metonomy which is used shows us glimpses of a horrid being, intended to vilify the attack on New York City. However......, it is a being which is reminiscent of earlier monsters - from Godzilla to The Blob. It is evident that the Cloverfield monster is a paradoxical construction which attempts to articulate fear and loathing about terrorism, but ends up trapped in an ideological dead-end maze, unable to do anything other than...

  18. Het aantonen en bepalen van vanille in botervet

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    Weseman, J.M.; Ruig, de W.G.

    1980-01-01

    Doel van dit onderzoek was: Het verbeteren van de bestaande analysemethode. Bij de bestaande methode werd vanille met methanol uit het monster geëxtraheerd. Na filtratie werd het gehalte dan U.V. spectrofotometrisch bepaald. Meegeëxtraheerd vet veroorzaakte een te hoge extinctie. Bij de nieuwe

  19. Introduction

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    Post, Hans Christian; Munteán, László

    2016-01-01

    The Cambodian memorials to the Cambodian genocide between 1975 and 1979 can in numerous ways be termed monstrous. Not so much in that they deal with atrocities monstrous in scale and character, as in the monstrous visual means they employ and the imprecise, monster-ridden explanations they delive...

  20. Monstrosity by Monstrous Means

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    Post, Hans Christian

    2016-01-01

    The Cambodian memorials to the Cambodian genocide between 1975 and 1979 can in numerous ways be termed monstrous. Not so much in that they deal with atrocities monstrous in scale and character, as in the monstrous visual means they employ and the imprecise, monster-ridden explanations they delive...

  1. Pokemon Phenomenon and Seizures

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    J Gordon Millichap

    2003-03-01

    Full Text Available A survey by questionnaire of 67 Japanese children affected by watching the animated television series Pocket Monsters (Pokemon on December 16, 1997 and their parents was compared with that of children not affected by the program, in a study conducted at Showa University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan, and other centers.

  2. Craniofacial duplication (diprosopus) in a twin.

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    Changaris, D G; McGavran, M H

    1976-07-01

    A fused, double-faced (diprosopus), anencephalic monster was born prematurely as one of twins after 30 weeks of gestation. We will describe the autopsy findings and summarize the literature concerning the diprosopus defect. Factors other than fetal environment may contribute to its pathogenesis.

  3. EEG- ringstudie van lasalocid-natrium in voeders

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    Beek, W.M.J.; Herben, P.J.; Buizer, F.G.; Broex, N.; Worp, van de H.

    1983-01-01

    Lasalocid-natrium is een coccidiostaticum dat gebruikt wordt bij kippen op een doseringsniveau tussen 75 en 125 mg/kg. De analyse van het produc in voeder kan zowel microbiologisch als analytisch chemisch geschieden. Door de Belgische EEG-delegatie werden twee monsters mengvoeder gezonden om de

  4. Baltoscandal näitas Euroopa absurdi / Tiiu Laks

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    Laks, Tiiu, 1984-

    2010-01-01

    Rakveres 10. juulil lõppenud 11. rahvusvahelisest teatrifestivalist Baltoscandal. Prantslase Gerald Kurdiani kontsertetendusest "This is the Hello Monster!". Riina Maidre ja Maike Londi kontsertetendusest "PostUganda". Philippe Quesne'i ja tema trupi Vivarium Studio lavastusest "Big Bang". Taani tantsija Mette Ingvartseni lavastusest "Giant City". Akhe inseneriteatri lavastusest "Faust. 2360 sõna". Hollandi trupi Dood Paard lavastusest "Answer Me"

  5. Perchlorering van PCB-extracten van paling : verificatie van Decachloorbifenyl m.b.v. massa spectrometrie

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    Traag, W.A.; Mazijk, van R.J.; Tuinstra, L.G.M.Th.

    1980-01-01

    De gaschromatografische analyse van Decachloorbifenyl (DCB) wordt meestal uitgevoerd op een korte gepakte kolom, waardoor het mogelijk is een groot aantal monsters in een kort tijdsbestek te analyseren. Om eventuele interferentie aan te tonen werd de analyse uitgevoerd op een capillaire kolom met

  6. Verwerking en rapportage van meetgegevens verkregen met een Cobas-Bio centrifugaal-analysator m.b.v. de RIVM-computer

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    Steentjes; G.M.; Koedam; J.C.

    1985-01-01

    Voor de verwerking van grote hoeveelheden meetgegevens is o.a. voor de Cobas-Bio centrifugaal analysator m.b.v. de RIVM computer een systeem ontwikkeld dat zowel monster (patient) identificatie, als rapportage van alle analyseresultaten verzorgt, zodat door het automatisch uitvoeren van een

  7. Global Positioning System Navigation Algorithms

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    1977-05-01

    Historical Remarks on Navigation In Greek mythology , Odysseus sailed safely by the Sirens only to encounter the monsters Scylla and Charybdis...TNED 000 00 1(.7 BIBLIOGRAPHY 1. Pinsent, John. Greek Mythology . Paul Hamlyn, London, 1969. 2. Kline, Morris. Mathematical Thought from Ancient to

  8. Perseus

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    Murdin, P.

    2000-11-01

    (abbrev. Per, gen. Persei; area 615 sq. deg.) A northern constellation which lies between Andromeda and Auriga, and culminates at midnight in early November. It is named after the hero in Greek mythology who beheaded the Gorgon Medusa and rescued Andromeda from being sacrificed to the sea monster Cetus. Its brightest stars were cataloged by Ptolemy (c. AD 100-175) in the Almagest....

  9. Sentence Processing in an Artificial Language: Learning and Using Combinatorial Constraints

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    Amato, Michael S.; MacDonald, Maryellen C.

    2010-01-01

    A study combining artificial grammar and sentence comprehension methods investigated the learning and online use of probabilistic, nonadjacent combinatorial constraints. Participants learned a small artificial language describing cartoon monsters acting on objects. Self-paced reading of sentences in the artificial language revealed comprehenders'…

  10. Radium in baggerspecie afkomstig uit het Rijnmondgebied. Resultaten over 2001

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    Lembrechts J; Glastra P; Nissan LA; Overwater RMW; LSO

    2002-01-01

    Van 25 havenspeciemonsters is het Ra-226-gehalte bepaald. De monsters zijn in 2001 verzameld in de Rotterdamse havens en in de Nieuwe Waterweg. Zoals ook in eerdere meetcampagnes is vastgesteld, worden hoge radiumgehaltes gevonden in de omgeving van de voormalige lozingspunten van de

  11. Radium in baggerspecie afkomstig uit het Rijnmondgebied

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    Bijwaard H; Overwater RMW; Glastra P; Nissan LA; LSO

    2003-01-01

    In 2002 zijn wederom havenspeciemonsters verzameld in de Rotterdamse havens en in de Nieuwe Waterweg. Van 25 monsters is het 226Ra-gehalte bepaald. Zoals ook in eerdere meetcampagnes is vastgesteld, worden hoge radiumgehalten gevonden in de omgeving van de voormalige lozingspunten van de

  12. Inactivation of soil-borne plant pathogens during small-scale composting of crop residues.

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    Bollen, G.J.; Volker, D.; Wijnen, A.P.

    1989-01-01

    Monsters van hevig aangetaste gewasresten werden aangebracht in composthopen van het Indore-type. De temperatuur liep op tot 50-70 graden Celsius binnen 6 dagen na het opzetten van de hopen, afhankelijk van de aard van de gewasresten en de plaats in de hoop. De warmtefase duurde 2-3 weken en werd

  13. What's Hot, What's Not 2013

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    Raths, David

    2013-01-01

    With the exception of a plague of locusts, it seems as if the past five years have thrown every imaginable challenge at IT--from the incredible shrinking budget to BYOD and now the MOOC monster. For those of a superstitious bent, these were probably just appetizers to the crises that will inevitably accompany a year featuring the number 13 (cue…

  14. Dierexperimenteel onderzoek naar de effecten van inhalatoire blootstelling aan pyrolysaat van verontreinigde hard-drugs, heroine en cocaine

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    van Velsen FL; Beekhof PK; de Jong Y; Marra M; Dormans JAMA

    1985-01-01

    Het dierexperimenteel onderzoek is uitgevoerd met monsters van hard- drugs. die zijn aangetroffen bij een recent slachtoffer van de "heroine"-leuko-encephalopathie. De resultaten van een dagelijkse blootstelling van ratten gedurende 4 weken aan heroine of cocaine heeft niet geleid tot

  15. De HPLC analyse van bromacil, diuron en metaboliet 3,4-dichlooraniline in bronwater

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    Goewie CE; Hogendoorn EA

    1987-01-01

    In het kader van het ad-hoc inspectie onderzoek zijn in de maand maart 1987 in totaal drie watermonsters geanalyseerd op aanwezigheid van diuron. Gelijktijdig zijn door de afdeling BM van het LOC de monsters met een GLC-methode geanalyseerd op aanwezigheid van residuen bromacil en methalaxil.

  16. Digital data and the 19th century teratology collection

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    Baljet, B.; Oostra, R. J.

    1999-01-01

    The golden age of descriptive teratology (congenital anomalies) was between 1750 and 1850. During that period, the study of human congenital malformations, especially those dramatic examples designated as 'monsters', attracted special attention. One of the finest collections in this field was Museum

  17. [From teratology to mythology: ancient legends].

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    Stahl, A; Tourame, P

    2010-12-01

    The mythology of the Greeks and Romans is full of monsters of fiction: giants, cyclops, centaurs, hydras, Gorgons… The accounts of travelers, reproduced in the Natural History of Pline l'Ancien reported the existence, in distant countries, of men with a dog's head (baboons), of men with a single tall foot (sciapode), beings whose face is embedded in the chest (or acephala blemmyes), to which must be added a wide variety of men with no mouth, no nose, or equipped with giant ears or feet turned backwards, as well as hermaphrodites. Teratology reports on monstrous births, which have constituted the factual basis from which the imagination conceived adults whose morphology corresponds to the monsters of legend. Newborns sirenomelia were behind the legend of sciapode and sirens. Cyclopia have inspired the legend of the cyclops. Anencephaly probably explains the description of headless or blemmyes. The genesis of the legend of baboons may have multiple origins: firstly the existence of people suffering from congenital hypertrichosis, on the other hand, the influence of Egyptian mythology where the god Anubis has a dog's head. The acardiac fetus may explain some monstrous forms, features the work of Hieronymus Bosch. The significance of the monsters of legend, their genesis, their persistence through the ages is complex. By approaching teratology, we added a new field of exploration of real monsters of antiquity and Middle Ages. Copyright © 2010. Published by Elsevier SAS.

  18. Enzymatische sterolbepaling

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    Essers, M.L.; Frijns, L.M.H.; Muuse, B.G.

    1983-01-01

    Momenteel wordt het sterolgehalte gravimetrisch bepaald met behulp van Digitonine (NEN 6350). Internationaal (IUPAC) wil men deze methode vervangen door een enzymatische methode omdat deze vooral geschikt is voor kleine hoeveelheden monster. In dit onderzoek werd nagegaan of deze methode in onze

  19. Inventarisatie Screening carbapenemase-producerende bacteriën in dieren en dierlijke producten: is de huidige screening toereikend?

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    Wit B; Veldman K; Hordijk J; Heuvelink A; Vellema P; Dierikx CM; Backer JA; Takumi K; van Duijkeren E; I&V

    2017-01-01

    In dit onderzoek is gekeken of de huidige monitoring van carbapenemase-producerende bacteriën (CPE) voldoende is om betrouwbare uitspraken te kunnen doen over het vóórkomen van deze bacteriën in dieren en/of dierlijke producten. De conclusie van dit rapport is dat méér en gerichter monsters van

  20. Rioolwateronderzoek op locaties met een verhoogde kans op import van wild poliovirus ; een pilot in drie asielzoekerscentra

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    van der Avoort HGAM; Bijen M; Ras A; Koopmans MPG; van Loon AM; LIO; LIS

    1997-01-01

    Watermonsters, verkregen uit het riool op of nabij een drietal asielzoekerscentra werden onderzocht op de aanwezigheid van wild poliovirus, als experiment voor de surveillance van import van wild poliovirus in Nederland. In geen van de 73 monsters, die waren verkregen in een periode van vier

  1. Fishing in murky waters.

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    1994-03-16

    Like the Loch Ness Monster, funding for PREP swims huge, but unseen within the pool of the health department budget. Some say they have seen the beast with their own eyes. Others deny it as a fairy tale, carefully spun to make nurses feel more at ease with their educational futures. As with Nessie, the money, they ; fear, does not exist.

  2. "American Chimera: The Ever-Present Domination of Whiteness, Patriarchy, and Capitalism…A Parable"

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    Montoya, Roberto; Matias, Cheryl E.; Nishi, Naomi W. M.; Sarcedo, Geneva L.

    2016-01-01

    In Greek mythology, the Chimera is a fire-breathing monster with three heads: one of a lion, one of a horned goat, and one of a powerful dragon. Of similar construction is the presence of three structures in US society, whiteness, patriarchy, and capitalism, which are overwhelmingly represented, valued, and espoused when examining areas of…

  3. Lidská monstra ve Vokabuláři zvaném Lactifer a v dalších středověkých pramenech

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    Šedinová, Hana

    2004-01-01

    Roč. 127, 3-4 (2004), s. 237-283 ISSN 0024-4457 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z9009908; CEZ:AV0Z9062906 Keywords : human monsters * Greek geography * Medieval literature Subject RIV: AJ - Letters, Mass-media, Audiovision

  4. YouTube War: Fighting in a World of Cameras in Every Cell Phone and Photoshop on Every Computer

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    2009-11-01

    was the ordinary tourist with a digital cameras (sic) and an Internet connection— the blogger—who brought the first accounts of the monster to the...the deployed soldier. 51. Wendland, “From ENG to SNG.” 52. This is based in part on the typology in Ben Venzke, “Jihadi Master Video Guide, JMVG

  5. The Fantastic in Religious Narrative from Exodus to Elisha

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    Feldt, Laura

    The Fantastic in Religious Narrative from Exodus to Elisha examines the astonishing array of marvels, monsters, and magic depicted in the Hebrew Bible. These stories –with the Exodus narrative at their centre – do not read as foundational stories, affirming triumphantly and unambiguously the bond...

  6. Pop nädal : popuudised. Värsket filmimuusikat. MTV Euroopa TOP 20 8. aprill 2002 edetabel / Aivar Meos

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    Meos, Aivar

    2002-01-01

    Pet Shop Boysi uuest singlist "Home and Dry" albumilt "Release". 3. aprillil suri elektroonilise muusika pioneer Frank Tovey aka Fad Gadget. Industriali lipulaev KMFDM on tühistanud oma peatselt algama pidanud Euroopa turnee. Alison Moyet' uuest albumist "Hometime". Shockrockar Marilyn Manson osaleb filmis Party Monster.Filmimuusika heliplaatidest "Treeningpäev/ Training Day" ja "Long Time Dead"

  7. Resultaten van het RWS-RIKZ JAMP 2005 monitoringsprogramma van bot (Platichthys flesus L.) : Biologische gegevens van bot en milieukritische stoofen in bot

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    Kotterman, M.J.J.

    2006-01-01

    In opdracht van RWS-RIKZ werden door het RIVO werkzaamheden uitgevoerd in het kader van het Joint Assessment and Monitoring Program van de OSPARCOM. De opdracht hield in het verkrijgen van biologische gegevens van bot. De werkzaamheden bestonden uit het verzamelen van monsters bot waarvan

  8. Resultaten van het RWS-RIKZ JAMP 2003 monitoringsprogramma van bot (Platychthys flesus L.). Biologische gegevens van bot en milieukritische stoffen in bot en mosselen

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    Kotterman, M.J.J.

    2004-01-01

    In opdracht van RWS-RIKZ werden door het RIVO werkzaamheden uitgevoerd in het kader van het Joint Assessment and Monitoring Program van de OSPARCOM. De werkzaamheden bestonden uit het verzamelen van monsters bot waarvan biologische parameters werden bepaald. Tevens werden milieukritische stoffen

  9. Resultaten van het Rijkswaterstaat JAMP 2008 monitoringsprogramma van bot (Platichthys flesus L.). Biologische gegevens van bot en milieukritische stoffen in bot

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    Hoek-van Nieuwenhuizen, van M.; Barneveld, van E.

    2009-01-01

    De in dit rapport beschreven werkzaamheden zijn door Wageningen IMARES uitgevoerd op basis van een opdracht van Rijkswaterstaat in het kader van het Joint Assessment and Monitoring Program van de OSPARCOM. De opdracht hield in het verkrijgen van biologische gegevens van bot. De benodigde monsters

  10. Resultaten van het Rijkswaterstaat JAMP 2009 monitoringsprogramma van bot (Platichthys flesus L.). Biologische gegevens van bot en milieukritische stoffen in bot

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    Hoek-van Nieuwenhuizen, van, M.; Barneveld, van, E.

    2010-01-01

    De in dit rapport beschreven werkzaamheden zijn in 2009 door IMARES uitgevoerd op basis van een opdracht van Rijkswaterstaat in het kader van het Joint Assessment and Monitoring Program van de OSPARCOM. De opdracht hield in het verkrijgen van biologische gegevens van bot (visziekten). De benodigde monsters bot werden verzameld door IMARES. Tevens werd materiaal van bot verzameld voor chemisch onderzoek en geanalyseerd.

  11. Resultaten van het RWS-RIKZ JAMP 2004 monitoringsprogramma van bot (Platichthys flesus L.). Biologische gegevens van bot en milieukritische stoffen in bot en mosselen

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    Kotterman, M.J.J.

    2005-01-01

    In opdracht van RWS-RIKZ werden door het RIVO werkzaamheden uitgevoerd in het kader van het Joint Assessment and Monitoring Program van de OSPARCOM. De werkzaamheden bestonden uit het verzamelen van monsters bot waarvan biologische parameters werden bepaald. Tevens werden milieukritische stoffen

  12. Ted Hughes: The Development of a Children's Poet

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    Lockwood, Michael

    2009-01-01

    This article looks at how Ted Hughes' poetry for children developed over more than 30 years of publication. It traces the movement from his earlier, more conventional rhyming poems, such as "Meet My Folks!" (1961) and "Nessie the Mannerless Monster" (1964), to the mature, free verse "animal poems" for older readers of "Season Songs" (1976c),…

  13. Pre-schoolers Learn at Home.

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    Smith, Penny

    1985-01-01

    Reviews: "ArithMagic (Counting, Addition, Subtraction)" which uses graphics to illustrate/review basic arithmetic concepts; "The Sweet Shop" which uses graphics (and a character called Mr. Jellybean) to teach arithmetic concepts; and "Math Magic," a monster-filled arcade game that teaches addition and subtraction.…

  14. Steampunk: Full Steam Ahead

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    Campbell, Heather M.

    2010-01-01

    Steam-powered machines, anachronistic technology, clockwork automatons, gas-filled airships, tentacled monsters, fob watches, and top hats--these are all elements of steampunk. Steampunk is both speculative fiction that imagines technology evolved from steam-powered cogs and gears--instead of from electricity and computers--and a movement that…

  15. Architects of symmetry in finite nonabelian groups

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    Křížek, Michal; Somer, L.

    2010-01-01

    Roč. 21, č. 4 (2010), s. 307-319 ISSN 0865-4824 R&D Projects: GA AV ČR(CZ) IAA100190803 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10190503 Keywords : Abel Prize * sporadic groups * monster Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics

  16. The Siren Song That Keeps Us Coming Back: Multicultural Resources for Teaching Classical Mythology.

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    Earthman, Elise Ann

    1997-01-01

    Notes the presence of references to classical mythology throughout modern culture, and offers an annotated list of 43 works of contemporary fiction, poetry, and drama that use mythological sources and that can help close the gap between today's students and the gods and goddesses, heroes and monsters of long ago. (SR)

  17. Abelova cena v roce 2008 udělena za objevy v teorii neabelovských grup

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    Křížek, Michal; Somer, L.

    2008-01-01

    Roč. 53, č. 3 (2008), s. 177-187 ISSN 0032-2423 R&D Projects: GA AV ČR(CZ) IAA100190803; GA MŠk 1P05ME749 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10190503 Keywords : sporadic groups * monster * Leech lattice Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics

  18. Organochlorine compounds in milk of Dutch mothers

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    Greve; P.A.; Wegman; R.C.C.

    1985-01-01

    278 monsters moedermelk, verzameld over het gehele land, werden onderzocht op HCB, HCH-isomeren, aldrin/dieldrin, heptachloor/-epoxide, p.p'DDE, o.p'-DDT, TDE, p.p'-DDT, pentachloorfenol en PCB's. Voor de PCB's werd een significante toename van de concentraties in de

  19. The WoW Factor

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    Demski, Jennifer

    2009-01-01

    For a growing group of educators, the online role-playing game World of Warcraft, Blizzard Entertainment's massively popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), is a place to go to relax, network, and discover potential learning strategies-- and slay a few monsters if they get in the way. The online role-playing game World of…

  20. Celtic spirituality and the environment

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    2015-10-23

    Oct 23, 2015 ... ... the danger to the blessed man at Sea and the sudden calm produced by his prayers (Adamnan ll.ix), and how an aquatic monster at. Loch Ness was driven off by virtue of the blessed man's prayer (Adamnan ll.xxviii). Menzies (1949:13) expresses the following view: 'We ought not to make too much of that.

  1. On infinite regular and chiral maps

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    Arredondo, John A.; Valdez, Camilo Ramírez y Ferrán

    2015-01-01

    We prove that infinite regular and chiral maps take place on surfaces with at most one end. Moreover, we prove that an infinite regular or chiral map on an orientable surface with genus can only be realized on the Loch Ness monster, that is, the topological surface of infinite genus with one end.

  2. Bestrijdingsmiddelen in oppervlaktewater uit het bollengebied bij 't Langeveld

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    Greve PA; Klapwijk SP; Linders JBHJ

    1989-01-01

    Op vijf locaties in het gebied "'t Langeveld" van de naast de Amsterdamse en Noordwijkse waterleidingduinen gelegen Noordzijderpolder zijn gedurende de maanden mei 1987 t/m januari 1988 maandelijks monsters oppervlaktewater genomen en onderzocht op 39 bestrijdingsmiddelen en

  3. College Men and Jealousy

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    Knox, David; Breed, Rhonda; Zusman, Marty

    2007-01-01

    Cultural meanings (e.g. the green eyed monster) and research interests have traditionally focused on female jealousy. In contrast, this research focused on male jealousy. Two-hundred ninety-one undergraduates at a large southeastern university completed a confidential, anonymous forty-four-item questionnaire on jealousy. Men reacted differently…

  4. Tales of the Supernatural. [Lesson Plan].

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    2000

    Monsters have haunted the literary imagination from earliest times (e.g., the Cyclops, Grendel, etc.), but a particular interest in horror and the Gothic form dates back to the 18th and early 19th centuries. Taking their name from the Gothic architecture that often served as a backdrop to the action, these novels present supernatural events in…

  5. Grondwaterkwaliteit in stedelijk gebied en op locaties met oeverinfiltratie ; twee selecties uit het Landelijk Meetnet Grondwaterkwaliteit

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    Absil LLM; LBG

    1997-01-01

    Binnen het Landelijk Meetnet Grondwaterkwaliteit (LMG) en de Provinciale Meetnetten Grondwaterkwaliteit (PMG) worden jaarlijks monsters genomen in enkele honderden grondwaterstandsbuizen over heel Nederland. De putten hebben filters op ca. 10 en 25 m-mv. Het doel van dit onderzoek is een beeld

  6. Külas kollide kompaniil / Betty Ester

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    Ester, Betty, 1977-

    2002-01-01

    Ajakirja "Stiina" esindajad Londoni kinos "Odeon" vaatamas Walt Disney Stuudio ja Pixar Animation'i täispika animafilmi "Kollide kompanii" ("Monsters, Inc.") esilinastust : režissöörid Peter Docter ja David Silverman : Ameerika Ühendriigid 2001

  7. Responsibility, Determinism and Freedom

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    M.M.S.K. Sie (Maureen)

    2005-01-01

    textabstractThis book shows why we can justify blaming people for their wrong actions even if free will turns out not to exist. Contrary to most contemporary thinking, we do this by focusing on the ordinary everyday wrongs each of us commits, not on the extra-ordinary, "moral monster"-like crimes

  8. The Headwaters District: A History of the Pittsburgh District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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    1978-01-01

    four days removing a single monster pecan . By 1869, Roberts had concluded the Ohio River snagging project needed a Shreve "tooth puller ." Coal tows...Corps, for building a concrete cutoff wall upstream of the earthfill dam section. The ICOS (Impresa di Constuzioni Opere Specializate, Milano, Italy

  9. 77 FR 58578 - Certain Sintered Rare Earth Magnets, Methods of Making Same and Products Containing Same...

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    2012-09-21

    ... Electronics, LLC, 2220 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404 Monster Cable Products, Inc., 455 Valley Dr... Electronics, Inc., 14881 Evergreen Ave., Clearwater, FL 33762 TELEX Communications, Inc., 12000 Portland Ave... Technology, Inc., 5835 Shugart Lane, Traverse City, MI 49684 Nexteer Automotive Corp., 3900 East Holland Rd...

  10. M-X Environmental Technical Report. Environmental Characteristics of Alternative Designated Deployment Areas, Native Americans (Nevada/Utah).

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    1980-12-22

    spawning runs of several fish species provided a storable protein food source for local groups. Bison. Available evidence indicates that this large herd...to contain serpents resembling huge dinosaurs or amphibian reptiles. Sitings of such a monster in the vicinity of Walker Lake by non-Indians have

  11. Dark Dark Wood

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    2017-01-01

    2017 student Bachelor film. Synopsis: Young princess Maria has had about enough of her royal life – it’s all lesson, responsibilities and duties on top of each other, every hour of every day. Overwhelmed Maria is swept away on an adventure into the monster-filled dark, dark woods. During 2017...

  12. Keep trophy records honest: Identifying whitetail/mule deer hybrids

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    Jim Heffelfinger; Renee Prive; David Paetkau; Carlos Alcala-Galvan; Roy Lopez; Irv Kornfield; Eldon Buckner

    2012-01-01

    Humans have always been fascinated by hybrids. Consider such classic monsters as Wolfman, Dracula, and Mothmanor heroes such as Spiderman, Batman, and Catwoman. This trend pre-dates Hollywood by millennia; the "Minotaur" in Greek mythology was half man and half bull. Our fascination with creatures that are half one thing and half another extends to wildlife....

  13. 03 Gerhmann 03.pmd

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    Owner

    2009-03-02

    Mar 2, 2009 ... Dongala's novel Le feu des origines(The fire of origins, 1987). ..... being confronted with an extraordinary creature: a huge monster that is half-reptile, .... guity here and clearly echoes the effects of colonial violence: “the sun ...

  14. prosesseringsmetodes op die voedingswaarde van

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    gebring is, kon geen betekenisvolle verskille tussen die drie monsters gevind word nie. Volgens Opstvedt (1976) kan ME waardes ook dien as 'n kriteria van proteien- kwaliteit, hoofsaaklik a.g.v. die verhoogde stikstofuit- skeiding in die urine wat sal plaasvind a.g.v. beskadiging van aminosure. De Groote (1968) het gevind ...

  15. The Use of Massive Multiplayer Online Games to Evaluate C4I Systems

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    2004-03-01

    are met. This includes processing inputs from connected devices like keyboards and mice in addition to incoming packets that produce the graphical...the game that monopolizes 34% of the market is NCSoft’s monster hit, Lineage. Unveiled in 1998, Lineage became an overnight success and continues to

  16. Straw Godzilla: Engaging the Academy and Research Ethics in Artistic Research Projects

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    Bolt, Barbara; Vincs, Robert

    2015-01-01

    In Australia, the university ethics approval process is guided by the "National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research." The "National Statement" does not provide a hurdle to be overcome or avoided, nor is it a Godzilla-like monster that must be slain for "truth" to survive. Rather the "National…

  17. Blue Whiting Spawning Survey

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    Dickey-Collas, M.; Couperus, A.S.; Ybema, M.S.; Bol, R.A.

    2004-01-01

    Dit rapport bevat de resultaten van een bemonsteringsreis, uitgevoerd van 9 t/m 29 maart 2004, met als doel een schatting te maken van de verspreiding en de bestandsgrootte van blauwe wijting d.m.v. echo-integratie. Er werden 6 vistrekken uitgevoerd. Hiervan zijn 5 monsters blauwe wijting (250

  18. Smithsonian Education - Families - Activity Sheets

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    ). The True Story of the Hope Diamond The True Story of the Hope Diamond This rare blue diamond has the story! Download and print The True Story of the Hope Diamond (PDF). What Is a Fossil? What Is a all about the giant squid, a real-life sea monster. You can figure out the size of the creature by

  19. Vergelijking van een tijd besparende analysemethode voor hydroxyproline met ISO 3496-1978

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    Cazemier, G.; Tuinstra, L.G.M.Th.; Werdmuller, G.A.

    1988-01-01

    De bepaling van hydroxyproline volgens de referentiemethode ISO 3496 is zeer tijdrovend. In een door het Nordisk Metodikkomitti för Livsmedel voorgestelde methode is een aantal wijzigingen ten opzichte van ISO 3496 aangebracht die de analysetijd per monster sterk verkorten. Om na te gaan of deze

  20. Internet Investigations: Mixing Talent with Teachers and Telecommunications.

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    Brown, Mark E.; Riley, Tracy L.

    1998-01-01

    Describes how teams of grade 4-9 gifted students investigated unsolved mysteries like Bigfoot, aliens and UFOs, the Loch Ness Monster, and Stonehenge to develop Internet and research skills. Highlights student observations on difficulties encountered using the Internet for research, notes student evaluation of the workshop, and provides addresses…

  1. Defense Against National Vulnerabilities in Public Data

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    2017-02-28

    ingestion of subscription based precision data sources ( Business Intelligence Databases, Monster, others).  Flexible data architecture that allows for...components of program execution from technical design to business and program management, to ensure timely and complete execution of contract...type. Satellite Imagery Adapters Planet and Carto Adapter Juno Services Vulnerability Assessment Framework Computer Model Facebook Graph API

  2. Aeromonas spp. in het Nederlandse drinkwater; een orienterend onderzoek

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    Versteegh JFM; During M; Havelaar AH; Koot W

    1986-01-01

    In dit rapport worden uitvoering en resultaten van een orienterend onderzoek naar het voorkomen van Aeromonas spp. in het Nederlandse drinkwater in 1985 besproken. Het bleek dat in 71% van de onderzochte monsters (rein water "af pompstation" en water uit het distributienet) in 100 ml

  3. Interlaboratorium vergelijking van het onderzoek naar Aeromonas spp. in drinkwater (tweede onderzoek)

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    Versteegh JFM; During M; Heisterkamp SH; Havelaar AH

    1988-01-01

    Door middel van kwantitatief onderzoek naar Aeromonas-bacterien in drie verschillende monsters water (De Bilt, De Meent en De Laak) werd een vergelijking gemaakt van de resultaten van Aeromonas onderzoek in 15 laboratoria in het kader van het deelproject: "Aeromonas in drinkwater".

  4. Onderzoek naar de chemische en microbiologische kwaliteit van zachte kaas

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    Egmond, van H.J.; Bakker, R.; Boeyen, P.; Coors, R.; Hakemulder, W.; Labrijn, J.; Herstel, H.

    1993-01-01

    Voor Konsumenten Kontakt zijn in augustus en september 1992 zevenenveertig monsters zachte kaas (Brie en Camembert) chemisch en microbiologisch onderzocht. Het chemisch onderzoek bestond uit het bepalen van de gehaltes aan vocht en vet. Het microbiologische gedeelte bestond uit een onderzoek naar de

  5. Vergelijkend onderzoek van een laag gehalte aan chloride in dieetkaas volgens de potentiometrische titratiemethode NEN 3762 en de gravimetrische methode NEN 3773

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    Werdmuller, G.A.; Labrijn, J.; Oortwijn, H.

    1982-01-01

    Doel van dit onderzoek is: het gebruik van de potentiometrische titratiemethode bij de chloridebepaling in dieetkaas te toetsen door deze te vergelijken met de gravimetrische methode zoals voorgeschreven in NEN 3773. In 1981 hebben 3 laboratoria in 10 verschillende maanden van 10 monsters dieetkaas

  6. Knowledge and Skill Requirements for Marketing Jobs in the 21st Century

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    Schlee, Regina Pefanis; Harich, Katrin R.

    2010-01-01

    This study examines the skills and conceptual knowledge that employers require for marketing positions at different levels ranging from entry- or lower-level jobs to middle- and senior-level positions. The data for this research are based on a content analysis of 500 marketing jobs posted on Monster.com for Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York…

  7. De middeleeuwen zijn anders. Cultuur en literatuur van de 12de tot de 15de eeuw

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    Janssens, Jef

    2005-01-01

    De middeleeuwers pletten de aardbol tot een platte schijf waar men kon afvallen. De middeleeuwers verdrukten de vrouw en verbrandden meedogenloos hun heksen. De middeleeuwers bevolkten hun wereld met afschuwelijke monsters. Kortom tussen de Oudheid en de Renaissance ging de Europese cultuur door de

  8. Beautiful Black: A Bibliography about the Night for Young Readers from Preschool through Junior High.

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    Sumner, Mary Ann, Comp.

    This bibliography offers a "magical adventure into the dark and dreamy world of the night." It contains annotations for 146 books, available for free to the blind and disabled, that cover various things associated with the night: dreams, monsters and ghosts, overcoming fear of the dark, nights in other countries that are six months long,…

  9. Synchronic Etymologies of Ethnonyms as Cause of the Traditional Belief in Monstrous Races.

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    Wittlin, Curt J.

    A psychological basis for belief in human monsters is provided by the possibility of human aberrations, instinctive human fear and fascination for such prodigies, and the existence of barbaric tales ridiculing foreigners. The role of language as a cause for such belief is investigated, specifically in terms of folk etymologies for more or less…

  10. CD4 T-Lymphocytes cell counts in adults with human ...

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    2010-02-08

    Feb 8, 2010 ... on one hand and Nigeria on the other hand to bring down this Hydra-headed monster called HIV/AIDS. Keywords: CD4+ T-lymphocyte cell count, HIV/AIDS infections, Tertiary health .... stigma toward HIV-infected persons and the fear of suffering discrimination in the society. Also, the hospital was recently ...

  11. Pop / Tõnu Kaalep

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    Kaalep, Tõnu, 1966-2018

    2003-01-01

    Heliplaatidest: Rinneradio "Lumix", Lisa Marie Presley "To Whom It May Concern", Erinevad esitajad "The Matrix Reloaded: The Album", Killer Mike "Monster", The Concretes "The Concretes", Deftones "Deftones", Godsmack "Faceless", Wimme "Barru", Alkaline Trio "Good Mourning", Set Fire To Flame "Telegraphs in Negative / Mouths trapped in Static"

  12. Ziek en Zeer : Tulpengalmijt niet te detecteren bij tulpenoogst

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    Vink, P.

    2012-01-01

    Bij onderzoek naar het hoe en in welke vorm tulpengalmijt tijdens de oogst met tulpenbollen in de bewaring terecht kan komen is gebleken dat dit in representatieve monsters niet is te detecteren. Dit lijkt een bevestiging voor het algemene idee dat de grote meerderheid van de bollen zijn besmetting

  13. Stroming en samenstelling van de sprengen en het grondwater van de Veluwe in 1996; een vergelijking met de toestand van 1986

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    Meinardi CR; LBG

    1999-01-01

    Monsters water uit sprengen en grondwater van de Veluwe zijn onderzocht op concentraties van hoofdcomponenten en van microcomponenten (bepalingen door NITG). Onderzoek is gedaan ter bepaling van verblijftijden in de bodem van grondwater en van het water in sprengen. De intrekgebieden van de

  14. Het microscopisch onderzoek van amandelspijs en banketspijs

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    Jong, de W.J.H.J.

    1982-01-01

    Nagaan of het door middel van microscopisch onderzoek mogelijk is om de identiteit vast te stellen van de gebruikte grondstoffen bij de bereiding van amandelspijs en banketspijs. Van een aantal monsters (22) gevulde speculaas werd de spijs geïsoleerd. Voor het microscopisch onderzoek werden een

  15. Pop / Tristan Priimägi, Tõnu Kaalep, Aleksander T. Yostafa...[jt.

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    2008-01-01

    Heliplaatidest: Gorillaz "D Sides", Kronos Quartet and Wu Man, Jape "The Monkeys In The Zoo Have More Fun Than Me", These New Puritans "Beat Pyramid", Promise and the Monster "Transparent Knives", Shelby Lynn "Just A Little Iovin", Morrissey "Greatest Hits", Eels "Meet The Eels"

  16. Toepassing van optische sensoren (I). Meting van bellengrootteverdeling in luchtige levensmiddelen.

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    Bisperink, C.G.J.; Akkerman, J.C.; Prins, A.

    1991-01-01

    Beschrijving van een methode, ontwikkeld op het laboratorium voor Zuivel en Levensmiddelennatuurkunde van de LU Wageningen in nauwe samenwerking met de TU Delft, waarmee goed en snel de verdeling van de gasfase in de vloeibare fase in de tijd en op verschillende plaatsen in een monster kan worden

  17. Cloverfield's Monstrosity

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    Christiansen, Steen Ledet

    2010-01-01

    , murderous and incomprehensible. It is the perfect personification of how we in Western culture regards the terrorist - it is a myth of evil, which is absolute, which neither can nor should be understood. The monster of Cloverfield stands as the figure of evil as popular imagination sees it...

  18. Imprisoned in disgust: Roman Polanski's Repulsion

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    Laine, T.

    2011-01-01

    Noël Carroll has suggested that scary films scare because our emotions are structured by the disgusting and dangerous properties of the films’ monsters. By contrast, this essay argues that some scary films scare through more direct means than can be explained by entertaining in thought, say, the

  19. Landscapes of Monstrosity

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    Munteán, L.; Post, H.C.

    2016-01-01

    Monsters have been with us since time immemorial. They have been present in the earliest creation myths and today populate all media of fantasy, horror, action and adventure, as well as science fiction. Over the past years, scholars have attentively studied the prominent presence of vampires,

  20. Historical Research and Narrative Inquiry: Striking Similarities, Notable Differences

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    Craig, Cheryl J.

    2005-01-01

    When Theseus sailed from Athens to the island of Crete to slay the Minotaur, a fearsome monster whose food was human flesh and whose home was the labyrinth, Ariadne, the daughter of the Cretan King Minos, gave her new found love, Theseus, a ball of thread to assist him in maneuvering his way through the great maze of winding passages. "Unwind it…

  1. Oriënterend onderzoek naar de mogelijkheid om met behulp van NIRS het gehalte aan olie en y-linoleenzuur in teunisbloemzaad te bepalen

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    Munsteren, van A.J.; Frankhuizen, R.; Veen, van der N.G.

    1987-01-01

    Nagaan of met behulp van NIRS het gehalte aan olie en y-linoleenzuur in teunisbloemzaad voldoende nauwkeurig te bepalen is. Van 21 monsters teunisbloemzaad zijn met behulp van verschillende rekenmethoden correlatieberekeningen uitgevoerd tussen de chemisch bepaalde gehalten aan olie en

  2. Koletis sündis kurvast eluloost / Eike Kingsepp

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    Kingsepp, Eike

    2007-01-01

    Mängufilm "Koletis" ("Monster") : režissöör ja stsenarist Patty Jenkins : peaosas Charlize Theron : Ameerika Ühendriigid - Saksamaa 2003. Peaosatäitja prototüübiks oli USA naissarimõrvar Aileen Wuornos

  3. Staarid nagu jumalused Olümposel / Lauri Kärk

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    Kärk, Lauri, 1954-

    2004-01-01

    Berliini filmifestivalil toimunust. Nähtud mängufilme - "Kaunis maa" ("Beautiful Country") : režissöör Hans Petter Moland : Norra - Ameerika Ühendriigid; "Grimm" : režissöör Alex van Warmerdam : Holland; "Koletis" ("Monster") : režissöör Patty Jenkins : Ameerika Ühendriigid

  4. Ons surm väljatõugatute paradiis? / Katrin Kivimaa

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    Kivimaa, Katrin, 1969-

    2004-01-01

    Mängufilm "Koletis" ("Monster") : režissöör Patty Jenkins : Ameerika Ühendriigid 2003. Filmi prototüübi, sarmõrvar Aileen Wuornosi (1956-2002) vägivaldsuse kujunemise põhjustest, naistele suunatud vägivallast ka Eestis

  5. Achieving Standard in Secondary Education through the Eradication ...

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    Examination malpractice had been and is still a serious canker-worm toNigerian education system. This hydra-headed monster has eaten deep intothe bone marrows of Nigerians even from primary school levels to tertiaryinstitutions. No wonder, the researchers sought to find out the opinions ofprincipals, teachers and ...

  6. Decolonizing Constructions of Childhood and History: Interrupting Narratives of Avoidance to Children's Questions about Social Injustice

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    Diversi, Marcelo; Moreira, Claudio

    2012-01-01

    Together, we the authors, wonder, write, imagine, suffer, and criticize the support of the Belo Monte Monster Dam in the Rio Xingu, in the heart of the Amazon, by two of our personal heroes and fellow Brazilians: Lula, former president and iconic founder of the Workers' Party, and, Dilma Rousseff, our presidenta guerilheira. Using our…

  7. War and Storm. Treasures from the Sea around Sicily

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    Burgersdijk, D.W.P.; Calis, R.; Kelder, J.; Sofroniew, A.; Tusa, S.; van Beek, R.

    2017-01-01

    Sicily. Island of myths and monsters, meeting place of cultures, hub of naval trade routes, source of artistic inspiration and of great material wealth, and much-coveted strategic location in the Mediterranean. Phoenician and Greek colonists were the first outsiders to settle on Sicily and enjoy the

  8. Portrayal of psychopathy in the movies

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    Hesse, Morten

    2009-01-01

    . Using psychopathy as a model, the narrative of the human monster fits well in the context of watching films. The most common portrayal of a psychopath in films is that of a callous, calculating and aggressive individual, but such a character tends to only scratch the surface of the problems associated...

  9. Voltaire-Newton... Renversant!

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    2004-01-01

    The encounter, even improbable, between François Marie Arouet, said Voltaire, and Isaac Newton could occur only in Pays de Gex, near his city... It's indeed right above of the accelerator, in Saint-Genis, that the meeting between this two "monsters" of the 18e century took place

  10. Mytologická jména Kákos a Pégasos ve středověkých odborných pramenech

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    Šedinová, Hana

    2015-01-01

    Roč. 57, č. 2 (2015), s. 46-69 ISSN 1211-3379 R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LD13043 Institutional support: RVO:67985955 Keywords : Ancient Greek Mythology * Ancient Zoology * Medieval Zoology * Thomas of Cantimpré * Cacus * Pegasus * Claretus * Human Monsters * Medieval Latin Lexicography * Bartholomaeus de Solencia * Liber monstrorum Subject RIV: AI - Linguistics

  11. "Cthulhuic Literacy": Teaching Secondary English with a Dose of Lovecraft

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    Cole, David R.

    2014-01-01

    This paper suggests how the "weird fiction" of H.P. Lovecraft might be mobilised within secondary English classrooms to examine aspects of visual literacy, literary style, narrative form and intertextuality. The approach that is outlined is characterised, after Lovecraft's famous monster, as a "Cthulhuic literacy" and is…

  12. Differences between the events preceding spina bifida and anencephaly.

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    James, W H

    1981-02-01

    It is usually held that there is a time continuum in the formation of monoxygotic (MZ) twins which is indexed by their placentation, running from dichorionic to monochorionic diamniotic to monochorionic monoamniotic and conjoined pairs. There is good evidence that this continuum is characterised by a continuum of predisposition to anencephaly, slightly raised in dichorionic pairs but very high in some sorts of conjoined pairs. Although MZ twins, especially monoamniotic and conjoined pairs, are peculiarly liable to anencephaly, they are not particularly susceptible to spina bifida. Among twin pairs concordant for anencephaly or spina bifida, there are strikingly few concordant in the sense of one twin having anencephaly and the other spina bifida, in contrast with the numbers of pairs concordant for the same malformation. The prevalence of anencephaly in double monsters varies with the type of monster, being high in diprosopus. These findings may be explained by the timing of embryonic events.

  13. Modular constraints on conformal field theories with currents

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    Bae, Jin-Beom; Lee, Sungjay; Song, Jaewon

    2017-12-01

    We study constraints coming from the modular invariance of the partition function of two-dimensional conformal field theories. We constrain the spectrum of CFTs in the presence of holomorphic and anti-holomorphic currents using the semi-definite programming. In particular, we find the bounds on the twist gap for the non-current primaries depend dramatically on the presence of holomorphic currents, showing numerous kinks and peaks. Various rational CFTs are realized at the numerical boundary of the twist gap, saturating the upper limits on the degeneracies. Such theories include Wess-Zumino-Witten models for the Deligne's exceptional series, the Monster CFT and the Baby Monster CFT. We also study modular constraints imposed by W -algebras of various type and observe that the bounds on the gap depend on the choice of W -algebra in the small central charge region.

  14. «The horror of that countenance» from Frankenstein to Duckenstein

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    Marina Guglielmi

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available The masterpieces of Western literature survive today in translations, adaptations, and rewritings. The examples to which I am referring to are taken from publications of Italian Disney, that from 1935 has been made autonomous from US production and has given birth to the Italian Disney. Especially since the early two thousands, comic parodies of the masterpieces of world literature have often subverted, thanks to irony, the canon of Disney characters and have them come more closer and closer to the leading role of graphic novels protagonists. In this paper I focus particularly on Duckenstein (2016, the parody that made Enna and Celoni, inspired by Mary Shelly's Frankenstein (1818. The face of the monster created by the scientist Frankenstein is a visual and narrative device that is decisive in the novel.  From James Whale’s adaptation (1931 the monster mask will be imitated and reproduced in a large number of works from Frankenstein including Disney parody.

  15. The effects of X irradiation on the metamorphosis and budding of Aurelia aurita

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    Prokopchak, M.J.; Spangenberg, D.B.; Shaeffer, J.

    1990-01-01

    With the aid of the Aurelia metamorphosis test system, the acute and subtle developmental and behavioral effects of X irradiation in the presence and absence of thyroxine on the Norfolk Aurelia aurita were described. Radiation doses were 0 (control), 50, 100, 150, 200, and 400 Gy. Morphology of the ephyrae, and statolith and rhopalia numbers were recorded using the light microscope. Developmental abnormalities of the polyps and ephyrae were recorded with the scanning electron microscope and light microscope. Major findings from this investigation were the absence of rhopalia and statoliths in ephyrae at 150 and 200 Gy, a reduction in pulses per minute in the ephyrae at 100, 150, and 200 Gy, a reduction in ephyrae released at 150, 200, and 400 Gy, and the development of polyp monsters. There was a significantly higher frequency of polyp monsters in the group exposed to thyroxine prior to radiation than in the thyroxine-free group prior to radiation

  16. Uus plaat

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    Uutest plaatidest Marillion "Marbles", "The Prodigy", Massive Attack "Danny The Dog", Metallica "Some Kind Of Monster", Rammstein "Reise, Reise", Ahlee Simpson "Autobiography", Robbie Williams "Greatest Hits", Freestyles "Rawas F**K", "Michael Moore: Fahrenheit 9/11", Marilyn Manson "Lest We Forget", Gregorian "the Dark Side", Kool & The Kang "The Hits", Dream Theater "Live At Budokan", Feist "Let It Die", Compay Segundo, depeche Mode "Remixes", Bryan Adams "Room Service", mark Knopfler "Shangri La", Alfie "Soundtrack", Brian Wilson "Smile"

  17. Detection and Analysis of Six Lizard Adenoviruses by Consensus Primer PCR Provides Further Evidence of a Reptilian Origin for the Atadenoviruses

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    Wellehan, James F. X.; Johnson, April J.; Harrach, Balázs; Benkö, Mária; Pessier, Allan P.; Johnson, Calvin M.; Garner, Michael M.; Childress, April; Jacobson, Elliott R.

    2004-01-01

    A consensus nested-PCR method was designed for investigation of the DNA polymerase gene of adenoviruses. Gene fragments were amplified and sequenced from six novel adenoviruses from seven lizard species, including four species from which adenoviruses had not previously been reported. Host species included Gila monster, leopard gecko, fat-tail gecko, blue-tongued skink, Tokay gecko, bearded dragon, and mountain chameleon. This is the first sequence information from lizard adenoviruses. Phyloge...

  18. Andromeda

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    Murdin, P.

    2000-11-01

    (abbrev. And, gen. Andromedae; area 722 sq. deg.) A northern constellation that lies between Perseus and Pegasus, and culminates at midnight in early October. It is named after the daughter of King Cepheus and Queen Cassiopeia in Greek mythology, who was rescued by Perseus from being sacrificed to the sea monster Cetus, and is usually shown on early celestial charts as a chained maiden. Its brigh...

  19. Biological Weapons Attribution: A Primer

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    2007-06-01

    environment rich in amino acids , nucleosides, and glucose—such as that found in the blood or tissue of an animal or human host. 33 Anthrax can be found...The Grapes of Wrath and the Speckled Monster, Part III: Epidemics, Natural Disasters and Biological Terrorism-The Federal Response,” Michigan State...Control. Accessed at http://www.bt.cdc.gov/planning/pdf/cdcresponseguide.pdf on March 5, 2007. Sciarrino, Alfred J. “The Grapes of Wrath and the

  20. Õuduse eelõhtu Kinomajas

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    PÖFFi korraldatud õudusfilmide festivalil HÕFF Haapsalu Kultuurikeskuses (22.-25. märtsini) näidatavad õudusfilmid "Frankensteini needus" (Terence Fischer; Suurbritannia, 1957) ja "Murtud" (Adam Mason, Simon Boyes; Suurbritannia, 2006)on 20.03. linal ka Tallinna Kinomajas. Neile eelneb Xavier Mendiki dokfilm "Menstrual Monsters" ning režissööri diskussioon produtdendi ja režissööri Howard Martiniga

  1. Technology which desires

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    Lee, Sangyook

    2009-03-15

    The table of contents are technology, human and society, Frankenstein, prometheus in modern, modern technology which are pressing human and nature, utopia and dystopia don't come, progressing of bicycle, Edison built the system, clock and human from nano paint to nano machine, diesel locomotive and KTX, airplanes is disappearing, machine is monsters, Taylorism and dream of engineer, union between mass production and public consumption, go away mass production, humanoid and a cyborg and beginning of global village.

  2. Microbial ecology at the International Space Station: the use of rapid and easy molecular methods for the quantitative detection of bacteria

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    van Tongeren, Sandra P.

    2011-01-01

    Bij lange, bemande ruimtemissies, bijvoorbeeld naar Mars, kan gevaar schuilen in de kleinste hoekjes. Dat blijkt uit het promotieonderzoek van Sandra van Tongeren. Zij stelt onder meer vast dat al bij kortdurende ruimtemissies opmerkelijke veranderingen optreden in de hoeveelheden en soorten micro-organismen in en op het lichaam van de ruimtevaarder. Van Tongeren analyseerde monsters die werden genomen tijdens korte ruimtemissies naar de Russische Zvezda-module van het ISS, van 2004 tot 2007....

  3. Resultaten van het RWS-RIKZ JAMP 2006 monitoringsprogramma van bot (Platichthys flesus L.). Biologische gegevens van bot en milieukritische stoffen in bot

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    Kotterman, M.J.J.; Barneveld, van, E.

    2007-01-01

    De in dit rapport beschreven werkzaamheden werden door IMARES uitgevoerd op basis van een opdracht van Rijkswaterstaat- Rijksinstituut voor Kust en Zee (RIKZ) in het kader van het Joint Assessment and Monitoring Program van de OSPARCOM. De opdracht hield in het verkrijgen van biologische gegevens van bot. De benodigde monsters bot werden verzameld door IMARES. Tevens werd materiaal van bot verzameld voor chemisch onderzoek en geanalyseerd.

  4. BUILDING THE FORCE OF THE FUTURE: A NEW CALL TO ATTRACT, HIRE AND RETAIN THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST TO AIR FORCE CIVIL SERVICE

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    2015-10-25

    Graduation Requirements Advisors: Dr . Gregory F. Intoccia and Dr . Patricia Lessane Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama 25 October 2015 DISTRIBUTION A...support while I was diverting much of my free time and attention to this graduate program. I appreciate my research advisors Dr . Greg Intoccia and Dr ...underutilized USAJOBS, the federal government job search engine, as compare to LinkedIn , Career Builders and Monster. Only 8.8 percent of the

  5. RECRUITMENT PROCESS IN MNC'S THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA SITES - A STUDY

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    Dr. B. L. Sairam Subramaniam; B. Naveen Kumar

    2017-01-01

    Many organizations are carrying out recruitment process by using social media networking sites. Social networking sites are used to facilitate and improve process of recruitment method in HR management. Social networking sites address the needs of employers and job-seekers via internetworking on electronic platform likes face book, twitter, LinkedIn, naukri.com, and monster.com which increase the speed of employment, reducing the cost of recruitment, huge availability of jobseekers and improv...

  6. 不在の子宮 -メアリー・シェリーの『フランケンシュタイン』を読む-

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    渡部, 充; Watanabe, Mitsuru

    1993-01-01

    The female characters of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein play essentially the same role of a subservient and fall so vulnerably and innocently into the hands of the nameless creature,`Monster.'Such feminist critics as Moers,Poovey,Gilbert and Gubar,and Johnson, however, have shown that the male-dominance of the narrative and the monstrosity of the solitary heroes indicate that the consideration of relationship between and her text is very important to understand this seminal modern horror fully....

  7. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's Frankenstein, or the modern Prometheus: a psychological study of unrepaired shame.

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    Severino, Sally K; Morrison, Nancy K

    2013-01-01

    Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's modern Prometheus shows us the eternal punishment of unrepaired shame--eternal entrapment within the shame triangle of victim, perpetrator and rescuer. This paper describes how Shelley's insight--that lack of love creates a monster living in shame--is being confirmed by neuroscience and how this is exemplified in two characters--the creature and Victor Frankenstein. Additionally, it delineates how pastoral counselors can help those suffering from unrepaired shame

  8. Technology which desires

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    Lee, Sangyook

    2009-03-01

    The table of contents are technology, human and society, Frankenstein, prometheus in modern, modern technology which are pressing human and nature, utopia and dystopia don't come, progressing of bicycle, Edison built the system, clock and human from nano paint to nano machine, diesel locomotive and KTX, airplanes is disappearing, machine is monsters, Taylorism and dream of engineer, union between mass production and public consumption, go away mass production, humanoid and a cyborg and beginning of global village.

  9. Warburg, Shakespeare e la prima impresa

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    Alice Barale

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available With his fight against the sea monster Medusa, Perseus embodies for Warburg the “world-directed energy”. Warburg's “energetic  aesthetics” could be interpreted then as nothing but another version of the hypertrophic, despotic subject Ferraris has often written about. We will show it that is not the case by considering the relationship that Warburg draws between Perseus and Hamlet.

  10. Object permanence in adults : a cross-cultural perspective

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    Subbotski, Eugene; Trommsdorff, Gisela

    1992-01-01

    Soviet and German adult subjects observed the phenomenon of object non-permanence (destruction, reconstruction, or transformation of a physical object). Both samples attributed an equal degree of probability to real existence of object non-permanence. However, Soviet subjects attributed a significantly higher probability to the existence of "religion-independent" non-permanent mysterious phenomena, (e.g., "unidentified flying objects", "abominable snowman", "Loch Ness monster") while attribut...

  11. There is Nothing more Toxic than a Human Child

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    Rösing, Lilian Munk

    2012-01-01

    En analyse af Pixar Studios animationsfilm, Monsters Inc, som handler om et samfund af monstre, der får sin energiforsyning fra skræmte børn. Hvad nu, hvis det ikke er monstrene, der har brug for børnenes energi, men børnenes energi, der har brug for monstre? Og hvad nu, hvis der er noget sandt i...

  12. PARANORMAL TURİZM BAĞLAMINDA TIRNAVA CADILARI

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    BEYAZ, Deniz

    2017-01-01

    Although Paranormal Tourism concept was mentioned recently, actually it is a kind of tourism that has been practicing for long time. The monster hunting tours to the Loch Ness Lake, the UFO tours to the Roswell city, haunted castle tours in Scotland and the tours to the places where Jack the ripper murdered can be considered as Paranormal Tourism. With this study it is aimed the contribution of supernatural and historical cases in Balkans to the improvements in tourism related with the concep...

  13. Triggers of Violence in New Religious Movements

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    2012-12-01

    71Brandon M. Stickney, All-American Monster: The Unauthorized Biography of Timothy McVeigh (New York: Prometheus Books, 1996), Kindle edition, 1503...and the one who was to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem just as Solomon had after his father’s death.85 Infighting between the two continued in... Biography of Timothy McVeigh. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 1996. Kindle Edition. Toft, Monica, Daniel Philpott, and Timothy Shah. God’s Century. New

  14. Research and application of multi-agent genetic algorithm in tower defense game

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    Jin, Shaohua

    2018-04-01

    In this paper, a new multi-agent genetic algorithm based on orthogonal experiment is proposed, which is based on multi-agent system, genetic algorithm and orthogonal experimental design. The design of neighborhood competition operator, orthogonal crossover operator, Son and self-learning operator. The new algorithm is applied to mobile tower defense game, according to the characteristics of the game, the establishment of mathematical models, and finally increases the value of the game's monster.

  15. Estudo das alterações em esmalte de dentes decíduos após exposição a bebidas disponíveis no mercado

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    Marília Gabriela Corrêa Momesso; Renata Cristiane da Silva; José Carlos Pettorossi Imparato; Ricardo Scarparo Navarro; Celso Molina; Sidney José Lima Ribeiro

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the morphology and surface texture of temporary teeth enamel before and after exposure to fi ve different solutions, including industrialized drinks, available in the national market and routinely consumed by children (artifi cial saliva, Coca-Cola, Kapo juice (strawberry fl avor), Del Valle Monsters juice (peach fl avor) and Yakult). The pH of these drinks was measured and fi fty human deciduous canines were randomly distributed into five groups. The...

  16. USSR Report, Kommunist, No. 14, September 1986.

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    1987-02-17

    facilities of the UkSSR Academy of Siences ? is growing. Frequently our developments become subjects of Ixcense agreements About ?00 licenses were sold...distinguish between a beautiful woman and a monster, between a great humanist and a hardened rogue. Imagine what happens when a child is forced to look at...Steamer]," D.B. Kabalevskiy continued after a silence, "there is a woman , the head of a children’s home. The author quite accurately notes that this

  17. Ambivalent and shifting codes of fear and desire in Dracula movies

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    Özkaracalar, Kaya

    2004-01-01

    Cataloged from PDF version of article. This study, which takes Robin Wood’s methodology to find the answer to the question ‘what does the monster stand for?’ as its base with certain nuances, investigates the ambivalent and shifting sets of connotations embedded in Dracula movies. The main focus is on the sexual and sexuality-related connotations involving fear and desire. A secondary set of connotations related to Otherness attributed to foreign cultures is also investigate...

  18. CHAOSKAMPF IN THE ORTHODOX BAPTISM RITUAL1

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    with the appearance of a monster – and thus enables the emergence of both the world and its human beings. .... and earth fear, the sea [ἡ θάλασσα] and all that live therein. Come forth, and depart from the sealed ... the object of God's wrath; waters and deeps loudly manifest their fear. The association of sea and rivers in ...

  19. TIRNAVA WITHCES IN THE CONTEXT OF PARANORMAL TOURISM

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    BEYAZ, Deniz

    2017-01-01

    Although Paranormal Tourismconcept was mentioned recently, actually it is a kind of tourism that has beenpracticing for long time. The monster hunting tours to the Loch Ness Lake, theUFO tours to the Roswell city, haunted castle tours in Scotland and the toursto the places where Jack the ripper murdered can be considered as ParanormalTourism. With this study it is aimed the contribution of supernatural andhistorical cases in Balkans to the improvements in tourism related with theconcept of pa...

  20. Perancangan Massively Multiplayer Online Knights Fantasy Online

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    Haris, Darius Andana; Mawardi, Viny Christanti; Pratama, Davin

    2017-01-01

    Knights Fantasy Online adalah game online multiplayer dengan genre role-playing. Game ini dibuat menggunakan ActionScript 3.0 dengan Adobe Flash sebagai sisi klien dan Java sebagai servernya. Desain dari game ini dibuat dengan Adobe illustrator. Dalam game ini, pemain memulai petualangannya di dunia bernama Edenia, sebagai ksatria dari kerajaan yang bernama Aurum. Pemain bertugas mengkontrol jumlah populasi monster. Pemain dapat mengambil quest, mengumpulkan equipment dan meningkatkan ability...

  1. Meteor Beliefs Project: Meteoric imagery in SF, Part II - H. P. Lovecraft's The Colour Out Of Space

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    McBeath, Alastair; Gheorghe, Andrei Dorian

    2005-12-01

    A brief biography of American horror-fiction writer H. P. Lovecraft (1890-1937) precedes details from his story `The Colour Out Of Space', concerning a deadly life-form brought to Earth in a meteorite. This allows a comparison with details from the 1965 film derived from this tale, `Die, Monster, Die!', featuring the great horror actor Boris Karloff in one of his last, best roles.

  2. Quality and safety of products containing Ephedra Herba on the Dutch market

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    Lake OA; Slijkhuis C; Maas WF; van Vliet MEA; de Kaste D; Verdonk-Kleinjan W; LGO

    2001-01-01

    Wij hebben analytisch onderzoek uitgevoerd op Ephedra herba bevattende voedingssupplementen en smartshop producten op de Nederlandse markt. Dergelijke producten worden gepresenteerd als 'natuurlijke, plantaardige' producten en vallen niet onder de Nederlandse wetgeving voor geneesmiddelen. Het grootste deel van de monsters onderzocht in de periode 1993 - 1999 bevatte onaanvaardbaar hoge gehalten aan efedrine (EP) alkaloiden (de actieve bestanddelen van Ephedra herba) in vergelijking...

  3. Cyberbullying: Should schools choose between safety and privacy?

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    Laubscher, M; van Vollenhoven, WJ

    2015-01-01

    In this theoretical article, we explore the tangled messiness of the application of human rights versus the 21st-century monster called "cyberbullying" in schools and focus on some of the challenges schools face daily. The research will reveal that cyberbullying victims were almost twice as likely to attempt suicide as youth who had not experienced cyberbullying, which implies that this is a phenomenon schools ought not to take lightly. We argue that everyone has a right to the freedom of exp...

  4. Representation of the serial killer on the Italian Internet.

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    Villano, P; Bastianoni, P; Melotti, G

    2001-10-01

    The representation of serial killers was examined from the analysis of 317 Web pages in the Italian language to study how the psychological profiles of serial killers are described on the Italian Internet. The correspondence analysis of the content of these Web pages shows that in Italy the serial killer is associated with words such as "monster" and "horror," which suggest and imply psychological perversion and aberrant acts. These traits are peculiar for the Italian scenario.

  5. Development of the Multiple Gene Knockout System with One-Step PCR in Thermoacidophilic Crenarchaeon Sulfolobus acidocaldarius

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    Shoji Suzuki

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Multiple gene knockout systems developed in the thermoacidophilic crenarchaeon Sulfolobus acidocaldarius are powerful genetic tools. However, plasmid construction typically requires several steps. Alternatively, PCR tailing for high-throughput gene disruption was also developed in S. acidocaldarius, but repeated gene knockout based on PCR tailing has been limited due to lack of a genetic marker system. In this study, we demonstrated efficient homologous recombination frequency (2.8 × 104 ± 6.9 × 103 colonies/μg DNA by optimizing the transformation conditions. This optimized protocol allowed to develop reliable gene knockout via double crossover using short homologous arms and to establish the multiple gene knockout system with one-step PCR (MONSTER. In the MONSTER, a multiple gene knockout cassette was simply and rapidly constructed by one-step PCR without plasmid construction, and the PCR product can be immediately used for target gene deletion. As an example of the applications of this strategy, we successfully made a DNA photolyase- (phr- and arginine decarboxylase- (argD- deficient strain of S. acidocaldarius. In addition, an agmatine selection system consisting of an agmatine-auxotrophic strain and argD marker was also established. The MONSTER provides an alternative strategy that enables the very simple construction of multiple gene knockout cassettes for genetic studies in S. acidocaldarius.

  6. Exotic primitivism of death in classical Hollywood living dead films

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    Outi Hakola

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-8026.2012n62p219 The classical Hollywood horror exhibited the undead monsters, such as mummies, zombies and vampires, at the time when cultural practices of death and dying were changing in the United States. Consequently, the way death is handled in these films is connected to the ongoing marginalization of death. In the classical films, heroes represent modern, medicalized, scientific and marginalized death. In contrast, the undead represent traditional, or irrational and magical, death. When the heroes hunt down and kill the monsters, they also claim the superiority of modern death. Furthermore, the exclusion of traditional death is highlighted by using (postcolonial tensions. The non-western monsters and realm of the world stand for traditional death and the past whereas western heroes represent modern death and the future. This article concentrates on how the classical living dead films narrate the cultural tension between the waning (traditional and emerging (modern practices of death.

  7. "Hey, check it out, there's actually fans": (Disempowerment and (misrepresentation of cult fandom in "Supernatural"

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    Laura E. Felschow

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available As Supernatural enters season 5, its status as a cult hit is becoming more evident both in the press and within the text of the series itself. The open acknowledgment of the show's fandom within 4.18 "The Monster at the End of This Book" has altered the power relationship between the product and its fans and brought on controversy regarding the creative team's attitude toward fandom in general. To investigate this relationship between Supernatural and its devoted fans, I will first develop a working definition of the cult fan and illustrate the many ways in which Supernatural is an ideal cult text, despite not having been marketed by its producers and network as such. Having set forth this framework, I will outline the dynamic that existed between Supernatural and its cult fans prior to "The Monster at the End of This Book." I will then demonstrate how "The Monster at the End of This Book" simultaneously empowers and disempowers Supernatural's cult fans by representing them within the show's diegesis and what the consequences of these (misrepresentations might be.

  8. Outliers and Extremes: Dragon-Kings or Dragon-Fools?

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    Schertzer, D. J.; Tchiguirinskaia, I.; Lovejoy, S.

    2012-12-01

    Geophysics seems full of monsters like Victor Hugo's Court of Miracles and monstrous extremes have been statistically considered as outliers with respect to more normal events. However, a characteristic magnitude separating abnormal events from normal ones would be at odd with the generic scaling behaviour of nonlinear systems, contrary to "fat tailed" probability distributions and self-organized criticality. More precisely, it can be shown [1] how the apparent monsters could be mere manifestations of a singular measure mishandled as a regular measure. Monstrous fluctuations are the rule, not outliers and they are more frequent than usually thought up to the point that (theoretical) statistical moments can easily be infinite. The empirical estimates of the latter are erratic and diverge with sample size. The corresponding physics is that intense small scale events cannot be smoothed out by upscaling. However, based on a few examples, it has also been argued [2] that one should consider "genuine" outliers of fat tailed distributions so monstrous that they can be called "dragon-kings". We critically analyse these arguments, e.g. finite sample size and statistical estimates of the largest events, multifractal phase transition vs. more classical phase transition. We emphasize the fact that dragon-kings are not needed in order that the largest events become predictable. This is rather reminiscent of the Feast of Fools picturesquely described by Victor Hugo. [1] D. Schertzer, I. Tchiguirinskaia, S. Lovejoy et P. Hubert (2010): No monsters, no miracles: in nonlinear sciences hydrology is not an outlier! Hydrological Sciences Journal, 55 (6) 965 - 979. [2] D. Sornette (2009): Dragon-Kings, Black Swans and the Prediction of Crises. International Journal of Terraspace Science and Engineering 1(3), 1-17.

  9. Partial duplication of head--a rare congenital anomaly.

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    Hemachandran, Manikkapurath; Radotra, Bishan Dass

    2004-10-01

    Duplication of notochord results in rare congenital anomalies like double headed monsters, with or without trunk/limb duplication, depending upon the extent of notochordal abnormality. Here we describe the morphological abnormalities in a case of partial duplication of cranial structures with fusion of the two. Autopsy findings suggest that the bifurcation of the neural tube took place around 4th to 6th week of gestation. There are only few reports in English literature describing the autopsy findings of such an anomaly, which is termed as Diprosopus triophthalmus in the modern literature.

  10. Experiments on ion cyclotron damping at the deuterium fourth harmonic in DIII-D

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    Pinsker, R.I.; Petty, C.C.; Baity, F.W.; Bernabei, S.; Greenough, N.; Heidbrink, W.W.; Mau, T.K.; Porkolab, M.

    1999-05-01

    Absorption of fast Alfven waves by the energetic ions of an injected beam is evaluated in the DIII-D tokamak. Ion cyclotron resonance absorption at the fourth harmonic of the deuteron cyclotron frequency is observed with deuterium neutral beam injection (f = 60 MHz, B T = 1.9 T). Enhanced D-D neutron rates are evidence of absorption at the Doppler-shifted cyclotron resonance. Characteristics of global energy confinement provide further proof of substantial beam acceleration by the rf. In many cases, the accelerated deuterons cause temporary stabilization of the sawtooth (monster sawteeth), at relatively low rf power levels of ∼1 MW

  11. Experiments on ion cyclotron damping at the deuterium fourth harmonic in DIII-D

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    Pinsker, R. I.; Baity, F. W.; Bernabei, S.; Greenough, N.; Heidbrink, W. W.; Mau, T. K.; Petty, C. C.; Porkolab, M.

    1999-01-01

    Absorption of fast Alfven waves by the energetic ions of an injected beam is evaluated in the DIII-D tokamak. Ion cyclotron resonance absorption at the fourth harmonic of the deuteron cyclotron frequency is observed with deuterium neutral beam injection (f=60 MHz, B T =1.9 T). Enhanced D-D neutron rates are evidence of absorption at the Doppler-shifted cyclotron resonance. Characteristics of global energy confinement provide further proof of substantial beam acceleration by the rf. In many cases, the accelerated deuterons cause temporary stabilization of the sawtooth (''monster sawteeth''), at relatively low rf power levels of ∼1 MW. (c) 1999 American Institute of Physics

  12. Sentence processing in an artificial language: Learning and using combinatorial constraints.

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    Amato, Michael S; MacDonald, Maryellen C

    2010-07-01

    A study combining artificial grammar and sentence comprehension methods investigated the learning and online use of probabilistic, nonadjacent combinatorial constraints. Participants learned a small artificial language describing cartoon monsters acting on objects. Self-paced reading of sentences in the artificial language revealed comprehenders' sensitivity to nonadjacent combinatorial constraints, without explicit awareness of the probabilities embedded in the language. These results show that even newly-learned constraints have an identifiable effect on online sentence processing. The rapidity of learning in this paradigm relative to others has implications for theories of implicit learning and its role in language acquisition. 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  13. Measurement control is one component of laboratory quality assurance: What are the others

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    Delvin, W.L.

    1986-01-01

    The value of a quality assurance program is that the overlooking, ignoring, or downgrading of useful functions and practices will be minimized. The principles of quality assurance make a great tool for minimizing problems and for helping to find and correct deficiencies and problems when they occur. Finding and correcting deficiencies and problems while they are still small - before they become monsters - will certainly make life easier in the operation of a laboratory. This takes diligence in being aware of what is going on in the laboratory and firm resolve by management to take effective corrective actions when necessary. It takes more than applying band aids to problems. 4 refs

  14. Detection and analysis of six lizard adenoviruses by consensus primer PCR provides further evidence of a reptilian origin for the atadenoviruses.

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    Wellehan, James F X; Johnson, April J; Harrach, Balázs; Benkö, Mária; Pessier, Allan P; Johnson, Calvin M; Garner, Michael M; Childress, April; Jacobson, Elliott R

    2004-12-01

    A consensus nested-PCR method was designed for investigation of the DNA polymerase gene of adenoviruses. Gene fragments were amplified and sequenced from six novel adenoviruses from seven lizard species, including four species from which adenoviruses had not previously been reported. Host species included Gila monster, leopard gecko, fat-tail gecko, blue-tongued skink, Tokay gecko, bearded dragon, and mountain chameleon. This is the first sequence information from lizard adenoviruses. Phylogenetic analysis indicated that these viruses belong to the genus Atadenovirus, supporting the reptilian origin of atadenoviruses. This PCR method may be useful for obtaining templates for initial sequencing of novel adenoviruses.

  15. Julius Caesar Arantius (Giulio Cesare Aranzi, 1530-1589) and the hippocampus of the human brain: history behind the discovery.

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    Bir, Shyamal C; Ambekar, Sudheer; Kukreja, Sunil; Nanda, Anil

    2015-04-01

    Julius Caesar Arantius is one of the pioneer anatomists and surgeons of the 16th century who discovered the different anatomical structures of the human body. One of his prominent discoveries is the hippocampus. At that time, Arantius originated the term hippocampus, from the Greek word for seahorse (hippos ["horse"] and kampos ["sea monster"]). Arantius published his description of the hippocampus in 1587, in the first chapter of his work titled De Humano Foetu Liber. Numerous nomenclatures of this structure, including "white silkworm," "Ammon's horn," and "ram's horn" were proposed by different scholars at that time. However, the term hippocampus has become the most widely used in the literature.

  16. The complex plot of pixar: cinema and the human condition

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    Silva, Clayton Antonio Santos da

    2013-01-01

    Esta tese de doutorado, intitulada A Complexa Trama da Pixar: Cinema e Condição Humana, procura fazer reflexões sobre os filmes produzidos pelo Pixar Animation Studios no período situado entre 1995 e 2011. Ao todo são analisados 12 filmes, a saber: Toy Story (Toy Story, 1995); Vida de Inseto (A Bug s Life, 1998); Toy Story 2 (Toy Story 2, 1999); Monstros S.A (Monsters, Inc., 2001); Procurando Nemo (Finding Nemo, 2003); Os Incríveis (The Incredibles, 2004); Carros (Cars, 2006); Ratatouille (Ra...

  17. Inventarisatie Screening carbapenemase-producerende bacteriën in dieren en dierlijke producten: is de huidige screening toereikend?

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    Wit B; Veldman K; Hordijk J; Heuvelink A; Vellema P; Dierikx CM; Backer JA; Takumi K; van Duijkeren E; I&V

    2017-01-01

    In dit onderzoek is gekeken of de huidige monitoring van carbapenemase-producerende bacteriën (CPE) voldoende is om betrouwbare uitspraken te kunnen doen over het vóórkomen van deze bacteriën in dieren en/of dierlijke producten. De conclusie van dit rapport is dat méér en gerichter monsters van dieren en dierlijke producten genomen zouden moeten worden om lage prevalenties (vóórkomen) van CPE te kunnen monitoren. Daarmee wordt tevens de kans verhoogd besmettingen met CPE te ontdekken, voordat...

  18. Gods, daemons and banshees on the journey to the magic scroll: the use of myth as a framework for reflective practice in nurse education.

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    Morgan, S

    1996-04-01

    This paper reports the use of a mythic journey scenario within a student nurse groupwork session. This approach was introduced as a means to facilitate personal and interpersonal sharing and self-knowledge. These processes are held as important for the development of critical reflective process as a cornerstone of contemporary nursing practice. The use of myth invoked a coherent and supportive student environment within which previously reticent students appeared confident enough to contribute and explore their educational experience in nursing. The mythic allegoric process also identified some poignant themes and enemies, common across the student body. Monsters no less!

  19. Cryptozoology Society

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    Richman, Barbara T.

    Reports of Loch Ness monsters, Bigfoot, and the Yeti spring u p from time to time, sparking scientific controversy about the veracity of these observations. Now an organization has been established to help cull, analyze, and disseminate information on the alleged creatures. The International Society of Cryptozoology, formed at a January meeting at the U.S. National Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution, will serve as the focal point for the investigation, analysis, publication, and discussion of animals of unexpected form or size or of unexpected occurrences in time or space.

  20. "MONSTROUS MOONSHINE" and Physics

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    Pushkin, A. V.

    The report presents some results obtained by the author on the quantum gravitation theory. Algebraic structure of this theory proves to be related to the commutative nonassociative Griess algebra. The theory symmetry is the automorphism group of Griess algebra: "Monster" simple group. Knowledge of the theory symmetry allows to compute observed physical values in the `zero' approximation. The report presents such computed results for values {m_{p}}/{m_{c}} and α, for the latter the `zero' approximation accuracy, controlled by the theory, being one order of magnitude higher than the accuracy of modern measurements.

  1. Den Evige Jøde

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    Nielsen-Jexen, Gry; Baeré, Merle; Rosenkrands, Tobias Løndorf; Tagmose, Amalie; Kieler, Mads

    2014-01-01

    On the evening of November 28 1940 the propaganda film Der Ewige Jude or the Eternal Jew first premiered in a theatre in Berlin. It was the work of German director Fritz Hippler, but ordered by the minister of propaganda Joseph Goebbels who himself monitored the whole filmmaking process closely. The film portrays the Jews as a parasite on the body of the German nation through closely comparing the Jew with the rat whereby the Jew is ultimately established as a chimeric monster. The Nazi ideol...

  2. CINEMA 4D The Artist's Project Sourcebook

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    2011-01-01

    Cinema 4D is a fully integrated 3D modeling, animation, and rendering package used extensively in the film, television, science, architecture, engineering and other industries. Generally ranked as the 3rd most widely-used 3Dapplication Cinema 4D is widely praised for its stability, speed and ease of use. Recent film and broadcast productions that have used Cinema 4D include Open Season, Monster House, Superman Returns, Polar Express, Monday Night Football. This third edition of Cinema 4D is updated to address the latest release of the application as well as its critically acclaimed MoGr

  3. Are your numbers up? The psychological appeal of lotteries

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    Griffiths, MD

    2010-01-01

    Playing on national lottery games is one of the most popular forms of gambling worldwide and they are also growing in popularity in their many online incarnations. But what is the psychological appeal of an activity where the odds of winning huge jackpot prizes are usually infinitesimal? For instance, the odds of winning the EuroMillions lottery are 76 million to one. I often joke that you would get better odds of Elvis Presley landing on the moon on the back of the Loch Ness Monster!

  4. Kinoelamus muutub kolmemõõtmeliseks / Jaanus Noormets

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    Noormets, Jaanus

    2008-01-01

    Sellest nädalast näidatakse Tallinnas Coca Cola Plazas tänu uuele erilisele tehnoloogiale ka kolmemõõtmelisi filme (3D-filme): detsembris 2008 - "Reis maakera südamesse" ("Journey to the Centre of the Earth"); jaanuaris 2009 - "Välk" ("Bolt"), märts 2009: "My Bloody Valentine"; aprillis 2009 - "Koletised tulnukate vastu" ("Monsters vs. Aliens") ; kevadel 2009 - "Coraline" ; juulis 2009 - "Jääaeg 3". Sellest reedest alates näidatakse kobarkinos 3D-animafilmi "Kärbsed Kuu peale" ja muusikafilmi "U2 3D"

  5. INTERTEXTUALITY IN THE DEATH OF A PILOT: THE KUBERNETES ARISTOS IN LUCIAN’S VERAE HISTORIAE.

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    Nicholas D. Newman

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available In Lucian’s Verae Historiae, Lucian ensures the success of his voyage by providing the very best supplies and equipment for his men. As part of his preparation he hires on the best pilot that money could buy, this pilot is only heard from at one other point in the narrative, at his death in the belly of the sea monster. This paper examines the intertextual context of the pilot’s death and how Lucian uses it to further the juxtaposition of himself with that greatest of liars, Odysseus.

  6. Accessing Cultural Artifacts Through Digital Companions

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    Rehm, Matthias; Jensen, Martin Lynge

    2015-01-01

    This paper presents a study that explores how the introduction of a digital companion agent for a museum exploration game changes children’s engagement with the presented artworks. To this end, a mobile application was developed featuring a monster agent that has eaten the artworks, which...... the children had now to find in the museum. Results show that in comparison to the paper-based version of the exploration game, children engaged in more interactions with the actual cultural artifacts and showed a significantly higher retention rate for details of the involved artworks....

  7. ANALYSING ACCEPTANCE SAMPLING PLANS BY MARKOV CHAINS

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    Mohammad Mirabi

    2012-01-01

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    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In this research, a Markov analysis of acceptance sampling plans in a single stage and in two stages is proposed, based on the quality of the items inspected. In a stage of this policy, if the number of defective items in a sample of inspected items is more than the upper threshold, the batch is rejected. However, the batch is accepted if the number of defective items is less than the lower threshold. Nonetheless, when the number of defective items falls between the upper and lower thresholds, the decision-making process continues to inspect the items and collect further samples. The primary objective is to determine the optimal values of the upper and lower thresholds using a Markov process to minimise the total cost associated with a batch acceptance policy. A solution method is presented, along with a numerical demonstration of the application of the proposed methodology.

    AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: In hierdie navorsing word ’n Markov-ontleding gedoen van aannamemonsternemingsplanne wat plaasvind in ’n enkele stap of in twee stappe na gelang van die kwaliteit van die items wat geïnspekteer word. Indien die eerste monster toon dat die aantal defektiewe items ’n boonste grens oorskry, word die lot afgekeur. Indien die eerste monster toon dat die aantal defektiewe items minder is as ’n onderste grens, word die lot aanvaar. Indien die eerste monster toon dat die aantal defektiewe items in die gebied tussen die boonste en onderste grense lê, word die besluitnemingsproses voortgesit en verdere monsters word geneem. Die primêre doel is om die optimale waardes van die booonste en onderste grense te bepaal deur gebruik te maak van ’n Markov-proses sodat die totale koste verbonde aan die proses geminimiseer kan word. ’n Oplossing word daarna voorgehou tesame met ’n numeriese voorbeeld van die toepassing van die voorgestelde oplossing.

  8. FAKE NEWS

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    Hendricks, Vincent Fella; Vestergaard, Mads

    Politik og medier oversvømmes af fordrejninger, fortielser, forglemmelser og forvanskninger af sandheden. Vi invaderes af populistiske fortællinger, “alternative kendsgerninger” og “fake news”. Det er nu et faktum, at misinformation er noget man aktivt må forholde sig til som politiker, som...... for virkelige udfordringer, vi står over for. FAKE NEWS giver et første sammenhængende billede af hvordan opmærksomhedsøkonomien kan ende i det postfaktuelle demokrati: Eventyrlige fortællinger erstatter kendsgerninger som grundlag for politisk meningsdannelse, debat og lovgivning. Et monster, som de færreste...

  9. Beware the beast in black

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    Jensen, Kim Ebensgaard

    2015-01-01

    Acknowledging the need for contemporary philology to expand beyond the literary canon, this article presents a stylistic analysis of Judas Priest's 'Night Crawler' within the framework of cognitive poetics (e.g. Stockwell 2002; Steen/Gavins 2003; Burke 2005; Brandt 2008; Vandaele/Brône 2009...... of quantity (Grice 1975) in referring to the monstrous antagonist in the narrative told in the song. In keeping with the purpose of cognitive poetics, the analysis also proposes a number of cognitive capacities that the reader is likely to draw on when construing the vague descriptions of the monster...

  10. Beware the beast in black

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    Jensen, Kim Ebensgaard

    2015-01-01

    Acknowledging the need for contemporary philology to expand beyond the literary canon, this article presents a stylistic analysis of Judas Priest's 'Night Crawler' within the framework of cognitive poetics (e.g. Stockwell 2002; Steen/Gavins 2003; Burke 2005; Brandt 2008; Vandaele/Brône 2009...... of quantity (Grice 1975) in referring to the monstrous antagonist in the narrative told in the song. In keeping with the purpose of cognitive poetics, the analysis also proposes a number of cognitive capacities that the reader is likely to draw on when construing the vague descriptions of the monster...

  11. Quantum Field Theory of Black-Swan Events

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    Kleinert, H.

    2014-05-01

    Free and weakly interacting particles are described by a second-quantized nonlinear Schrödinger equation, or relativistic versions of it. They describe Gaussian random walks with collisions. By contrast, the fields of strongly interacting particles are governed by effective actions, whose extremum yields fractional field equations. Their particle orbits perform universal Lévy walks with heavy tails, in which rare events are much more frequent than in Gaussian random walks. Such rare events are observed in exceptionally strong windgusts, monster or rogue waves, earthquakes, and financial crashes. While earthquakes may destroy entire cities, the latter have the potential of devastating entire economies.

  12. The coming of the Mundane Cyborg

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    Steven Mentor

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available A number of scholars have attempted to outline both a field of “cyborgology” and a set of dominant concerns and tropes concerning the phenomena of accelerating human-machine hybrids. This article argues that, in contrast to popular conceptions of cyborgs as extreme, posthuman monsters, the cyborg concept can be usefully applied to mundane technologies such as automobiles, and that the proliferation of these “mundane cyborgs” is an important consideration in theorizing the cyborg. The essay offers some definitions and typologies of cyborgs, and applies these to the notion that automobiles are exoskeletons with cyborgian consequences.

  13. Calculus for dummies

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    Ryan, Mark

    2014-01-01

    Slay the calculus monster with this user-friendly guide Calculus For Dummies, 2nd Edition makes calculus manageable-even if you're one of the many students who sweat at the thought of it. By breaking down differentiation and integration into digestible concepts, this guide helps you build a stronger foundation with a solid understanding of the big ideas at work. This user-friendly math book leads you step-by-step through each concept, operation, and solution, explaining the ""how"" and ""why"" in plain English instead of math-speak. Through relevant instruction and practical examples, you'll s

  14. Introduction : Pour une histoire des animaux aquatiques des mers septentrionales : Avant-propos aux Actes du colloque de Cerisy (31 mai-3 juin 2017), Animaux aquatiques et monstres des mers septentrionales. imaginer, connaître, exploiter, de l’Antiquité à 1600

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    Buquet , Thierry; GAUVIN , Brigitte; Jacquemard , Catherine; Lucas-Avenel , Marie-Agnès

    2018-01-01

    International audience; From May, 31st to June 3rd, 2017, an international conference was held at the Cerisy-la-Salle International Cultural Center, entitled “Aquatic animals and Monsters of the Northern Seas (Imagination, knowledge, exploitation, from Antiquity to 1600)”, organized by the Centre Michel de Boüard – Craham (UMR 6273, Université de Caen Normandie – CNRS). The introduction to the proceedings of this conference presents first the scientific context, and the research programs Dy...

  15. Literatures of Medieval France

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    Zink, Michel

    2017-01-01

    Dear Mr Administrator,Dear colleagues, Deep forests, enchanted castles, monsters, damsels in distress, stout-hearted heroes and boundless love. The literature of the Middle Ages has everything it takes to appeal to the imagination of children and teenagers. However, can it do more than that? And does it even still have this appeal? Anatole France claims that, to the loves of Abeille des Clarides and Georges de Blanchelande and to the magnanimity of the King of the Dwarves, his pretty little n...

  16. L’icona del terrore e dell’ambiguità : Il legame mancante tra Hobbes ed il suo Leviatano

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    Tralau, Johan

    2013-01-01

    Hobbes named his work Leviathan for a Biblical monster, yet he mentioned it only three times in the book itself. Curiously, in those three passages Hobbes speaks of Leviathan in wildly divergent ways: as a machine, man, sovereign, state, and god. In this article, the author argues that we can make sense of this radical ambiguity from a perspective found in the late Antique work Peri hermeneias. Specifically, ambiguity is taken to be conducive to fear, and Hobbes thus employs it as an instrume...

  17. Afraid of medical care school-aged children's narratives about medical fear.

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    Forsner, Maria; Jansson, Lilian; Söderberg, Anna

    2009-12-01

    Fear can be problematic for children who come into contact with medical care. This study aimed to illuminate the meaning of being afraid when in contact with medical care, as narrated by children 7-11 years old. Nine children participated in the study, which applied a phenomenological hermeneutic analysis methodology. The children experienced medical care as "being threatened by a monster," but the possibility of breaking this spell of fear was also mediated. The findings indicate the important role of being emotionally hurt in a child's fear to create, together with the child, an alternate narrative of overcoming this fear.

  18. The Uncanny Thing : Paranoia and Claustrophobia in The Thing and “Who Goes There?”

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    Söderström, Jonatan

    2016-01-01

    This essay examines the themes of paranoia and claustrophobia as elements of horror in John Campbell’s novella “Who Goes There?” (1938) and John Carpenter’s film-adaptation of said novella, called The Thing (1982). The novella and the film utilize the lack of trust and reliability in between the characters as elements of fear as well as supernatural elements in the form of a monster. This essay focuses on the different parts of the story running through both versions, mainly the setting, the ...

  19. АКТУАЛІЗАЦІЯ ВІДТІНКУ «СТРАХ-БЛАГОГОВІННЯ» КОМУНІКАТИВНОГО СМИСЛУ «СТРАХ» В АНГЛОМОВНИХ ТЕКСТАХ ЖАХІВ

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    Я. Ю. Сазонова

    2017-01-01

    The article aims at revealing the mechanisms of actualizing the communicative sense of a whole text («fear-awe») with the source of fear a monster. The topicality of the research is proved by the fact that the emotional component of any discourse has become the object of scientific attention of the representatives of most humanitarian spheres: from philosophers to linguists). The tasks set in the article include the comparison of the shades of the communicative sense «fear» implied in the nom...

  20. Werksbetrokkenheid: 'n Empiriese ondersoek

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    A. S. Engelbrecht

    1982-11-01

    Aangesien daar 'n komplekse verwantskap tussen werksbetrokkenheid, werkstevredenheid en werksprestasie is en teenstrydige resultate hieroor bestaan, is daar 'n behoefte aan verdere navorsing ten einde hierdie verwantskappe op te klaar. Benewens hierdie verwantskappe is geslagsverskille en moontlike verskille tussen vol- en halfdag vroulike werknemers in werksbetrokkenheid ook ondersoek. Twee vraelyste en 'n grafiese beoordelingskaal is aan 'n monster bestaande uit 164 klerklike personeellede geadministreer. Beduidende positiewe korrelasies is tussen werksbetrokkenheid en werksprestasie en tussen werksbetrokkenheid en die verskillende dimensies van werkstevredenheid gevind. Geen beduidende verskil is tussen mans en vrouens asook tussen vol- en halfdag vroulike werknemers ten opsigte van werksbetrokkenheid verkry nie.

  1. La reforma del procedimiento de reforma constitucional en España // The reform of the the Spanish constitutional reform procedure

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    José Manuel Vera Santos

    2016-08-01

    the kitchen. 1. Title X of the Spanish Constitution of 1978. 1.1. Constitutional reform initiative and its temporal limits (arts. 166 and 169. 1.2. The reform procedure under article 167. 1.3. The reform procedure under article 168. 2. Possible and desirable reforms or how the sleep of reason can produce monsters, although it should not. 2.1. Previous reflections. 2.2. Regarding the initiative in both procedures. 2.3. Regarding the considerations set out in article 167.2. 2.4. Regarding the stipulations set out in article 168. 3. Provided proposals.

  2. "Berlinale" esimene poolaeg / Endel Link

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    Link, Endel

    2004-01-01

    Berliini filmifestivali mängufilme - "Tunnistaja" ("Svjedoci") : režissöör Vinko Breshan : Horvaatia, "Country of My Skull" : režissöör John Boorman : Suurbritannia, "Koletis" ("Monster") : režissöör Patty Jenkins : Ameerika Ühendriigid, "Kadunud" ("The Missing") : režissöör Ron Howard : Ameerika Ühendriigid, "Mida süda soovib" ("Something's Gotta Give") : režissöör Nancy Meyer ja "Ilus maa" ("Beautiful Country") : režissöör Hans Petter Moland : Ameerika Ühendriigid - Norra

  3. Analysis of a new morphogenetic mutation in Drosophila melanogaster

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    Mglinets, V.A.

    1987-01-01

    Somatic mosaicism for mutations monster and yellow was induced by gamma-irradiation of Drosophila melanogaster y/y; Dp(1; 2)sc 19 M(2)z/mn d embryos and larvae. Frequencies of mosaicism increased with the age of treated larvae, especially in the end of the 2nd larval instar. Autonomous expression of mn was observed throughout the whole range of larval age studied, though neither for all y/y spots nor for all parts of the spots. Dissimilarities in dynamics of mosaic spots and duplication induction suggest that the latter are not due to mn expression in somatic clones

  4. La Andrómeda de Sófocles: ¿un nuevo testimonio? (Eratosth. cat. XVII

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    Jordi Pàmias Massana

    1999-12-01

    Full Text Available The star index of of Andromeda Constellation in the different writings which depend from Eratosthenes' Kataterismoi shows great differences. The author brings to light a new piece of evidence of the Greek original, picked out from its mediaeval translation, known as Aratus Latinus. Following this variant, Andromeda appears tied to a pair of oars (an iconographical image also known from ancient vases. It may well be that Sophocles himself was inspired by this tradition of Andromeda's exposure to the sea monster when he wrote his Andromeda.

  5. La Bella y la Bestia en el cine laberíntico de Guillermo del Toro: El espinazo del diablo (2001) y El Laberinto del Fauno (2006)

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    Pastor, Brígida M.

    2011-01-01

    The films The Devil’s Backbone (2001) and Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) are both directed by Mexican Guillermo del Toro, and they are considered his Spanish films. Both films are set during the Spanish Civil War, but none of them explicitly deals with this tragic historical episode. However, this tense and oppressive context enables Del Toro to explore a theme of a greater complexity: Monstrosity and its relationship to the cultural notion of gender. Monsters are traditionally the epitome of fear an...

  6. Monstruos musicales

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    Rodríguez Quintana, José Yeray

    2015-01-01

    Los monstruos siempre han estado presentes en las canciones, como en la literatura, la pintura o el cine. La letra y la música han asumido en muchas ocasiones el papel de presentar al monstruo como un ser risible que no provoca miedo sino todo lo contrario. Sin embargo, el monstruo como metáfora del poder imperialista sí asusta a América Latina, que conoce sus mordidas mejor que nadie. The monsters have always been present in the songs and literature, painting or cinema. The music has take...

  7. Two-dimensional RCFT’s without Kac-Moody symmetry

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    Hampapura, Harsha R. [Indian Institute of Science Education and Research,Homi Bhabha Rd, Pashan, Pune 411 008 (India); Mukhi, Sunil [Indian Institute of Science Education and Research,Homi Bhabha Rd, Pashan, Pune 411 008 (India); Yukawa Institute of Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University,Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan)

    2016-07-28

    Using the method of modular-invariant differential equations, we classify a family of Rational Conformal Field Theories with two and three characters having no Kac-Moody algebra. In addition to unitary and non-unitary minimal models, we find “dual” theories whose characters obey bilinear relations with those of the minimal models to give the Moonshine Module. In some ways this relation is analogous to cosets of meromorphic CFT’s. The theory dual in this sense to the Ising model has central charge (47/2) and is related to the Baby Monster Module.

  8. Percy Jackson's Journey to Find His Identity

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    Natalia, Dian; Djundjung, Jenny M

    2015-01-01

    Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters are two films that are taken from Rick Riordan's famous Percy Jackson Series. Percy Jackson series is talking about a sixteen-year-old boy who does not know that he is a demigod and faces problem as a human being. Because he does not know that he is a demigod and faces problem as a human being, he conduct a journey to search his identity. In his journey to search his identity, Percy who has a certain disability as a teenage...

  9. Anatomía de la monstruosidad: la figura del monstruo como objeto de la mirada médico-anatómica moderna

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    Fortanet, Joaquin

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents an analysis of the monster category on medical research in the modernity. This analysis is based on the development of human anatomy in the sixteenth century and in the study of the physiological relationship between body and organs in the XIX. The Cartesian anatomical research and the naturalization of monster category will open the way to the physiological view of life as a prelude to legal and social medicine.Este texto plantea un análisis de la sustitución de la categoría médica de monstruo por la de hermafrodita. Para ello, se basa en el desarrollo de la anatomía humana en el siglo XVI y en el estudio de la relación fisiológica de los órganos del cuerpo a partir del XIX. Se supondrá como necesaria la investigación anatómica cartesiana y su reflexión sobre el cuerpo para poder abrir el camino a la mirada fisiológica sobre la vida como preludio de la medicina legal y social.

  10. Perspectives of fetal dystocia in cattle and buffalo

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    Govind Narayan Purohit

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available We review the causes of fetal dystocia in cows and buffalo. Two fetal causes are distinct fetal oversize and fetal abnormalities. Fetal oversize is common in heifers, cows of beef cattle breeds, prolonged gestations, increased calf birth weight, male calves and perinatal fetal death with resultant emphysema. Fetal abnormalities include monsters, fetal diseases and fetal maldispositions, and it is difficult to deliver such fetuses because of their altered shape. Although monsters are rare in cattle, a large number of monstrosities have been reported in river buffalo; yet also here, overall incidence is low. Diseases of the fetus resulting in dystocia include hydrocephalus, ascites, anasarca and hydrothorax. The most common cause of dystocia in cattle seems to be fetal maldispositions, of which limb flexion and head deviation appear to be the most frequent. We provide a brief description of the management of dystocia from different causes in cattle and buffalo. A case analysis of 192 and 112 dystocia in cattle and buffalo, respectively, at our referral center revealed that dystocia is significantly higher (P<0.05 in first and second parity cows and buffalo, and that dystocia of fetal origin is common in cows (65.62% but less frequent (40.17% in buffalo. In buffalo, the single biggest cause of dystocia was uterine torsion (53.57%. Fetal survival was significantly (P<0.05 higher both in cows and buffalo when delivery was completed within 12 h of second stage of labor.

  11. FRankenstein becomes a cyborg: the automatic recombination and realignment of fold recognition models in CASP6.

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    Kosinski, Jan; Gajda, Michal J; Cymerman, Iwona A; Kurowski, Michal A; Pawlowski, Marcin; Boniecki, Michal; Obarska, Agnieszka; Papaj, Grzegorz; Sroczynska-Obuchowicz, Paulina; Tkaczuk, Karolina L; Sniezynska, Paulina; Sasin, Joanna M; Augustyn, Anna; Bujnicki, Janusz M; Feder, Marcin

    2005-01-01

    In the course of CASP6, we generated models for all targets using a new version of the "FRankenstein's monster approach." Previously (in CASP5) we were able to build many very accurate full-atom models by selection and recombination of well-folded fragments obtained from crude fold recognition (FR) results, followed by optimization of the sequence-structure fit and assessment of alternative alignments on the structural level. This procedure was however very arduous, as most of the steps required extensive visual and manual input from the human modeler. Now, we have automated the most tedious steps, such as superposition of alternative models, extraction of best-scoring fragments, and construction of a hybrid "monster" structure, as well as generation of alternative alignments in the regions that remain poorly scored in the refined hybrid model. We have also included the ROSETTA method to construct those parts of the target for which no reasonable structures were generated by FR methods (such as long insertions and terminal extensions). The analysis of successes and failures of the current version of the FRankenstein approach in modeling of CASP6 targets reveals that the considerably streamlined and automated method performs almost as well as the initial, mostly manual version, which suggests that it may be a useful tool for accurate protein structure prediction even in the hands of nonexperts. 2005 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

  12. Maximal Abelian sets of roots

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    Lawther, R

    2018-01-01

    In this work the author lets \\Phi be an irreducible root system, with Coxeter group W. He considers subsets of \\Phi which are abelian, meaning that no two roots in the set have sum in \\Phi \\cup \\{ 0 \\}. He classifies all maximal abelian sets (i.e., abelian sets properly contained in no other) up to the action of W: for each W-orbit of maximal abelian sets we provide an explicit representative X, identify the (setwise) stabilizer W_X of X in W, and decompose X into W_X-orbits. Abelian sets of roots are closely related to abelian unipotent subgroups of simple algebraic groups, and thus to abelian p-subgroups of finite groups of Lie type over fields of characteristic p. Parts of the work presented here have been used to confirm the p-rank of E_8(p^n), and (somewhat unexpectedly) to obtain for the first time the 2-ranks of the Monster and Baby Monster sporadic groups, together with the double cover of the latter. Root systems of classical type are dealt with quickly here; the vast majority of the present work con...

  13. Late Jurassic low latitude of Central Iran: paleogeographic and tectonic implications

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    Mattei, Massimo; Muttoni, Giovanni; Cifelli, Francesca

    2014-05-01

    The individual blocks forming present-day Central Iran are now comprised between the Zagros Neo-Tethys suture to the south and the Alborz Palaeo-Tethys suture to the north. At the end of the Palaeozoic, the Iranian blocks rifted away from the northern margin of Gondwana as consequence of the opening of the Neo-Tethys, and collided with Eurasia during the Late Triassic, giving place to the Eo-Cimmerian orogeny. From then on, the Iranian block(s) should have maintained European affinity. Modern generations of apparent polar wander paths (APWPs) show the occurrence in North American and African coordinates of a major and rapid shift in pole position (=plate shift) during the Middle-Late Jurassic. This so-called monster polar shift is predicted also for Eurasia from the North Atlantic plate circuit, but Jurassic data from this continent are scanty and problematic. Here, we present paleomagnetic data from the Kimmeridgian-Tithonian (Upper Jurassic) Garedu Formation of Iran. Paleomagnetic component directions of primary (pre-folding) age indicate a paleolatitude of deposition of 10°N ± 5° that is in excellent agreement with the latitude drop predicted for Iran from APWPs incorporating the Jurassic monster polar shift. We show that paleolatitudes calculated from these APWPs, used in conjunction with simple zonal climate belts, better explain the overall stratigraphic evolution of Iran during the Mesozoic.

  14. UGC galaxies stronger than 25 mJy at 4.85 GHz

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    Condon, J.J.; Frayer, D.T.; Broderick, J.J.

    1991-01-01

    UGC galaxies in the declination band +5 to +75 deg were identified by position coincidence with radio sources stronger than 25 mJy on the Green Bank 4.85 GHz sky maps. Candidate identifications were confirmed or rejected with the aid of published aperture-synthesis maps and new 4.86 GHz VLA maps having 15 or 18 arcsec resolution, resulting in a sample of 347 nearby radio galaxies plus five new quasar-galaxy pairs. The radio energy sources in UGC galaxies were classified as starbursts or monsters on the basis of their infrared-radio flux ratios, infrared spectral indices, and radio morphologies. The rms scatter in the logarithmic infrared-radio ratio q is not more than 0.16 for starburst galaxies selected at 4.85 GHz. Radio spectral indices were obtained for nearly all of the UGC galaxies, and S0 galaxies account for a disproportionate share of the compact flat-spectrum (alpha less than 0.5) radio sources. The extended radio jets and lobes produced by monsters are preferentially, but not exclusively, aligned within about 30 deg of the optical minor axes of their host galaxies. The tendency toward minor-axis ejection appears to be independent of radio-source size and is strongest for elliptical galaxies. 230 refs

  15. El cuerpo del monstruo en "Los Premios" de Julio Cortázar.

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    María Luiza Teixeira Batista

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available ENGLISH: In this paper, we intend to analyze the first novel of Julio Cortázar, Los Premios, published in 1960. Our analysis is centered on the figure of the monster that is concealed in the description and in the actions of the characters. It is known that the appearance is one of the aspects that characterize the monster. It is also known that, through history, it is a creature that causes fear, a representation of dreadfulness, a personal creation that gets stronger for its capacity of mystery. SPANISH: En este trabajo, nos propondremos a analizar la primera novela de Julio Cortázar, Los Premios, publicada en 1960. Nuestro análisis abordará la figura del monstruo que seencuentra latente tanto en la descripción como en las acciones de los personajes. Se sabe que apariencia del monstruo es uno de los aspectos que lo caracteriza como tal. Se sabe también que, a través de la historia, el monstruo es aquel ser que causa miedo y espanto, el depositario de los horrores in-mundo, una creación popular que se veengrandecida por su capacidad de misterio.

  16. The Dead Walk

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    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Monsters have always enjoyed a significant presence in the human imagination, and religion was instrumental in replacing the physical horror they engendered with that of a moral threat. Zombies, however, are amoral – their motivation purely instinctive and arbitrary, yet they are, perhaps, the most loathed of all contemporary monsters. One explanation for this lies in the theory of the uncanny valley, proposed by robotics engineer Masahiro Mori. According to the theory, we reserve our greatest fears for those things which seem most human, yet are not – such as dead bodies. Such a reaction is most likely a survival mechanism to protect us from danger and disease – a mechanism even more essential when the dead rise up and walk. From their beginnings zombies have reflected western societies’ greatest fears – be they of revolutionary Haitians, women, or communists. In recent years the rise in the popularity of the zombie in films, books and television series reflects our fears for the planet, the economy, and of death itself

  17. LP-LPA: A link influence-based label propagation algorithm for discovering community structures in networks

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    Berahmand, Kamal; Bouyer, Asgarali

    2018-03-01

    Community detection is an essential approach for analyzing the structural and functional properties of complex networks. Although many community detection algorithms have been recently presented, most of them are weak and limited in different ways. Label Propagation Algorithm (LPA) is a well-known and efficient community detection technique which is characterized by the merits of nearly-linear running time and easy implementation. However, LPA has some significant problems such as instability, randomness, and monster community detection. In this paper, an algorithm, namely node’s label influence policy for label propagation algorithm (LP-LPA) was proposed for detecting efficient community structures. LP-LPA measures link strength value for edges and nodes’ label influence value for nodes in a new label propagation strategy with preference on link strength and for initial nodes selection, avoid of random behavior in tiebreak states, and efficient updating order and rule update. These procedures can sort out the randomness issue in an original LPA and stabilize the discovered communities in all runs of the same network. Experiments on synthetic networks and a wide range of real-world social networks indicated that the proposed method achieves significant accuracy and high stability. Indeed, it can obviously solve monster community problem with regard to detecting communities in networks.

  18. A Monstrous Moscow. The Dinosaur in Moscow Postmodern Production

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    Giulia Imbriaco

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    Full Text Available The article offers an interpretation of the dinosaur in the Moscow imagery of the late 20th century as an allegory of the state in which the Marxist-Leninist ideology found itself in those years: more and more inflated with rhetoric, while more and more devoid of contents. In V. Aksyonov's The Burn (1975-76, in the paintings of the duo Komar and Melamid (Ancestral Portraits, Bolsheviks Returning Home After a Demonstration, 1978-82, in D. Prigov's drawing Horror (1990s and verses “For the Little George”, in V. Erofeyev's Russian Beauty (1990, and in V. Sorokin's Ice (2002, the prehistoric monster in its different inflections is the embodiment of a black humour, characterized by an ambiguity typical of both the postmodern parody described by L. Hutcheon and the grotesque realism analyzed by M. Bachtin. The artist's effort in becoming another to himself, simultaneously engaging his own culture and disengaging himself from it by way of a sharp irony, is portrayed in Prigov's Bestiary (1977-2004, where his colleagues are the more 'monstrous' the more they are 'geniuses'. The monster creates a tragicomic and destabilizing clash on different levels, thus prompting reflection about a tormented historical period and about Art's willy-nilly complicity in the rhetorical construction of the official discourses.

  19. A re-examination of paleomagnetic results from NA Jurassic sedimentary rocks: Additional evidence for proposed Jurassic MUTO?

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    Housen, B. A.

    2015-12-01

    Kent and Irving, 2010; and Kent et al, 2015 propose a monster shift in the position of Jurassic (160 to 145 Ma) paleopoles for North America- defined by results from igneous rocks. This monster shift is likely an unrecognized true polar wander occurrence. Although subject to inclination error, results from sedimentary rocks from North America, if corrected for these effects, can be used to supplement the available data for this time period. Steiner (2003) reported results from 48 stratigraphic horizons sampled from the Callovian Summerville Fm, from NE New Mexico. A recalculated mean of these results yields a mean direction of D = 332, I = 39, n=48, k = 15, α95 = 5.4°. These data were analyzed for possible inclination error-although the dataset is small, the E-I results yielded a corrected I = 53. This yields a corrected paleopole for NA at ~165 Ma located at 67° N and 168° E.Paleomagnetic results from the Black Hills- Kilanowski (2002) for the Callovian Hulett Mbr of the Sundance Fm, and Gregiore (2001) the Oxfordian-Tithonian Morrison Fm (Gregiore, 2001) have previously been interpreted to represent Eocene-aged remagnetizations- due to the nearly exact coincidence between the in-situ pole positions of these Jurassic units with the Eocene pole for NA. Both of the tilt-corrected results for these units have high latitude poles (Sundance Fm: 79° N, 146° E; Morrison Fm: 89° N, 165° E). An E-I analysis of these data will be presented- using a provisional inclination error of 10°, corrected paleopoles are: (Sundance Fm: 76° N, 220° E; Morrison Fm: 77° N, 266° E). The Black Hills 165 Ma (Sundance Fm) and 145 Ma (Morrison Fm) poles, provisionally corrected for 10° inclination error- occur fairly close to the NA APWP proposed by Kent et al, 2015- using an updated set of results from kimberlites- the agreement between the Sundance Fm and the Triple-B (158 Ma) pole would be nearly exact with a slightly lesser inclination error. The Summerville Fm- which is

  20. Dragon-Kings, Black-Swans and Prediction (Invited)

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    Sornette, D.

    2010-12-01

    Extreme fluctuations or events are often associated with power law statistics. Indeed, it is a popular belief that "wild randomness'' is deeply associated with distributions with power law tails characterized by small exponents. In other words, power law tails are often seen as the epitome of extreme events (the "Black Swan'' story). Here, we document in very different systems that there is life beyond power law tails: power laws can be superseded by "dragon-kings'', monster events that occur beyond (or changing) the power law tail. Dragon-kings reveal hidden mechanisms that are only transiently active and that amplify the normal fluctuations (often described by the power laws of the normal regime). The goal of this lecture is to catalyze the interest of the community of geophysicists across all fields of geosciences so that the "invisible gorilla" fallacy may be avoided. Our own research illustrates that new statistics or representation of data are often necessary to identify dragon-kings, with strategies guided by the underlying mechanisms. Paradoxically, the monsters may be ignored or hidden by the use of inappropriate analysis or statistical tools that amount to cut a mamooth in small pieces, so as to lead to the incorrect belief that only mice exist. In order to stimulate further research, we will document and discuss the dragon-king phenomenon on the statistics of financial losses, economic geography, hydrodynamic turbulence, mechanical ruptures, avalanches in complex heterogeneous media, earthquakes, and epileptic seizures. The special status of dragon-kings open a new research program on their predictability, based on the fact that they belong to a different class of their own and express specific mechanisms amplifying the normal dynamics via positive feedbacks. We will present evidence of these claims for the predictions of material rupture, financial crashes and epileptic seizures. As a bonus, a few remarks will be offered at the end on how the dragon

  1. Current density profile inside q=1 on Tore Supra

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    Joffrin, E.; Desgranges, C.; Sabot, R.; Dubois, M.A.

    1995-01-01

    The Tore Supra polarimeter used to measure the poloidal field distribution is described. The current density profiles are computed in two different ways using the interferometric and polarimetric data in conjunction with the magnetic data and the location of the inversion radius determined by the soft X-ray camera. The current density inside the q=1 surface is investigated for normal and monster sawteeth. Its variation are also measured by the polarimeter and compared with that predicted by the current diffusion equation assuming complete reconnection. Finally, the safety factor profile is compared with that obtained with the striation data of the pellet ablation. The results of the evolution of the q profile during sawteeth are in good agreement with those obtained in other devices. (author) 9 refs.; 4 figs

  2. The principle of the rationality in the literary configuration of love

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    Dionei Mathias

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Emotions and rationality play a central role in Elfriede Jelinek’s novel Die Ausgesperrten (Wonderful, Wonderful Times, English translation published in 1990, from 1980. For a long time, rationality was considered the most important in decisionmaking situations, interactions, behavior and ways of conceptualizing the body, whereas emotions were seen as a destabilizing element. In her novel, Elfriede Jelinek seems to show that the primacy of rationality continues to produce monsters. With four protagonists, she covers all social classes, creating characters that do not know their emotions, but that see in rationality a secure tool to solve all conflicts they are confronted with. Thus, body and behavior, desire and belonging, to mention some elements of the configuration of love, end up subdued by the principle of rationality, whereas emotions remain silenced.

  3. History of accelerators at Orme des Merisiers

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    Antoine, C.Z.; Martin, J.

    1997-01-01

    This article draws the saga of particle acceleration in CEA facilities at Orme Des Merisiers. At the end of the sixties an electron linear accelerator with copper accelerating cavities was built. This machine presented a great step forwards: its luminosity was one thousand stronger and it could tell details as small as a third of a proton's size. As early as 1970 it was evident to use superconducting cavities otherwise the quest for more energetic particles would have led to design monsters devourer of energy. In 1990 MACSE an accelerator equipped with superconducting cavities produced the first continuous electron beam. MACSE was an efficient laboratory bench to study and develop superconducting cavities. Huge energy savings,a reduced beam emittance and a far better accelerating gradient are the main advantages of superconductivity. These advantages will fully benefit accelerators only if improvements are made concerning the mastery of thermal transfers, cryogenic power, ultra-vacuum techniques and the coupling of cavities. (A.C.)

  4. Monstrosity and War Memories in Latin American Post-conflict Cinema

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    Maria Chiara D'Argenio

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available This article explores the relationship between inhumanity, monstrosity, war and memory in two Latin American films: Días de Santiago (Peru, 2004 and La sombra del caminante (Colombia, 2004. These aesthetically innovative films tackle the internal armed conflicts that have occurred in Colombia and Peru in recent years. Focusing on former soldiers’ reintegration into civilian life, they display war as a traumatic experience that produces monstrosity, understood as a dehumanisation of the individual. By analysing the tropes of monstrosity and the haunting past, and the films’ aesthetics, I show how the performance of the monster articulates a tension between inhumanity and humanness, which can be read as a metaphor for the tension between the acts of remembering, investigating and forgetting within post-conflict societies.

  5. Vertex operator algebras and conformal field theory

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    Huang, Y.Z.

    1992-01-01

    This paper discusses conformal field theory, an important physical theory, describing both two-dimensional critical phenomena in condensed matter physics and classical motions of strings in string theory. The study of conformal field theory will deepen the understanding of these theories and will help to understand string theory conceptually. Besides its importance in physics, the beautiful and rich mathematical structure of conformal field theory has interested many mathematicians. New relations between different branches of mathematics, such as representations of infinite-dimensional Lie algebras and Lie groups, Riemann surfaces and algebraic curves, the Monster sporadic group, modular functions and modular forms, elliptic genera and elliptic cohomology, Calabi-Yau manifolds, tensor categories, and knot theory, are revealed in the study of conformal field theory. It is therefore believed that the study of the mathematics involved in conformal field theory will ultimately lead to new mathematical structures which would be important to both mathematics and physics

  6. "Imperium in imperio". Il rapporto uomo-natura in Spinoza

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    Evangelista, Roberto

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The relationship between man and nature denotes many problems in Spinoza’s context, where necessity plays an essential role. This essay tries to define the status of the possibility and its relationship to the natural necessity. The man-nature relationship reveals itself as conflictual space, where the human being faces the possibility of death and looks for the possibility of survival. The political action and the constitution of community offer an answer to the uncertainty of human position. Community is not an artificial monster; it is rather the adequate place where the human right and the human power express themselves. Nature and culture are not dissociated, since the society affirms the natural potentia of the human being and that of the multitude.

  7. Scylla and Charybdis observed from space

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    Alpers, Werner; Salusti, Ettore

    1983-02-01

    Scylla and Charybdis are, in Greek mythology, two immortal and irresistible monsters who beset the narrow waters separating the Italian peninsula from Sicily. They give poetic expressions to exceptional oceanographic features encountered in the Strait of Messina. Recently, the SEASAT satellite has added new information on the oceanography of this strait. For the first time, experimental evidence is presented that internal waves are generated in the Strait of Messina. The generation mechanism is linked to tidal currents washing over the shallow sill within the strait. The experimental data originate from a synthetic aperture radar (SAR) image obtained from the SEASAT satellite on Sept, 15, 1978, and from subsequent in situ measurements carried out from the Italian research vessel Bannock in Nov. 1980. The circular wave pattern visible on the SEASAT SAR image is interpreted in terms of internal solitons. Furthermore, the SEASAT SAR image also reveals `tagli,' special types of tidal bores, encountered in the Strait of Messina.

  8. Drawings as imaginative expressions of philosophical ideas in a Grade 2 South African literacy classroom

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    Karin S. Murris

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available This article reports on a philosophy for children (P4C literacy project in a South African foundation phase classroom that introduces an important new focus in the P4C classroom: the visualisation of philosophical ideas provoked by the picture book The Big Ugly Monster and the Little Stone Rabbit (2004 by Chris Wormell, giving voice to young children’s own imaginative ideas and beliefs (in this case about death. This research shows how a particular use of the community of philosophical enquiry pedagogy combined with the making of drawings necessitates a rethinking of what ‘voice’ means. We conclude that the children’s drawings bring something new into existence, thereby offering unique material and discursive opportunities for all children, including those who otherwise might not have expressed their ideas. Keywords: Comprehension; emergent literacy; visual research; community of enquiry; philosophy with children; picturebooks; death; voice; inclusion; participation

  9. Die aard en funksie van Zoeloe-folklore in Die ding in die vuur van Riana Scheepers

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    G. H. Taljaard

    1999-04-01

    In the oral narrative tradition, the ugogo (grandmother is the narrator of the story and she tells her stories to the listeners (mostly children to educate them in a very entertaining way, but also to adjure many social evils, symbolized by a variety of characters, such as animals, monsters and tricksters. Riana Scheepers uses the ugogo to create a story within a story in front of the reader's eyes, in other words, she uses the ugogo to create metatextuality. By writing stories, Scheepers also edifies her readers in an entertaining manner and like the ugogo, she adjures many social evils like violence, poverty, chauvinism and racism. By transforming truth into fiction (fictionalization, she makes the harsh realities of life tolerable and in this way protects herself and her readers against the horrific realities of modern life.

  10. Explosions in Semarang: Reading Malay tales in 1895

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    Henk Maier

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available On the morning of 12 December 1895, a well-dressed young man enters the railway station in the city of Semarang. He purchases a ticket, walks around on the platform, and then gets on the train to Solo, ready for departure. Once the machine starts moving, the man looks out of the window, visibly confused. He turns to his fellow passengers, many of them unknown to him. In Malay, the language of travellers, he exchanges information, tells and hears stories, discusses issues of daily life, of himself, of the people who, out in the rice fields, on the roads, in the plantations, are staring at the roaring machine passing by. Now and then the man looks into his own heart again, losing himself in empty thoughts. And with every tick of his watch the landscape out there changes its appearance. And farmers and labourers stop their work, distracted by the awesome noise of the iron monster.

  11. Retrogressive development: transcendental anatomy and teratology in nineteenth-century Britain.

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    Bates, Alan W H

    2014-01-01

    In 1855 the leading British transcendental anatomist Robert Knox proposed a theory of retrogressive development according to which the human embryo could give rise to ancestral types or races and the animal embryo to other species within the same family. Unlike monsters attributed to the older theory of arrested development, new forms produced by retrogression were neither imperfect nor equivalent to a stage in the embryo's development. Instead, Knox postulated that embryos contained all possible specific forms in potentia. Retrogressive development could account for examples of atavism or racial throwbacks, and formed part of Knox's theory of rapid (saltatory) species change. Knox's evolutionary theorizing was soon eclipsed by the better presented and more socially acceptable Darwinian gradualism, but the concept of retrogressive development remained influential in anthropology and the social sciences, and Knox's work can be seen as the scientific basis for theories of physical, mental and cultural degeneracy.

  12. Transport analysis of pellet-enhanced ICRH plasma in JET

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    Hammett, G.W.; Colestock, P.L.; Granetz, R.S.; McCune, D.C.; Phillips, C.K.; Schmidt, G.L.; Smithe, D.N.; Kupschus, P.

    1989-01-01

    Performance of JET ICRH heated discharges has been significantly enhanced by using pellet fueling to produce a peaked density target for ICRH. The central T i is observed to increase by up to 80%, central T e by up to 40%, and the neutron rate by up to 400%, over their no-pellet values (which are already in the enhanced 'monster-sawtooth' regime). In this paper we describe the transport analysis of these discharges using the TRANSP code. These results indicate that the thermal diffusivities χ i and χ e are reduced by a factor of ∼2 near the plasma center where the pellets have increased the density gradient. The paper focuses on JET discharge 16211 which is documented more fully in a companion paper. (author) 6 refs., 8 figs

  13. Poverty, violence, and family disorganization: Three "Hydras" and their role in children's street movement in Bangladesh.

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    Reza, Md Hasan

    2016-05-01

    The increasing number of children running away from home in Bangladesh is a major concern, and in need of critical attention. This yearlong study explores why children leave home with a sample of street children in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Purposive sampling from three locations in Dhaka yielded a sample of 75 homeless children aged 10-17. For each participant, a 60-90min in-depth qualitative interview was conducted multiple times. While the dominant explanations rely on poverty or abuse, the findings of this study reveal that the cause is actually three heads of a Hydra monster: poverty, abuse, and family disorganization and their interactions. It shows that the primary reasons for children breaking from their family are all interrelated. The findings from this study are likely to add knowledge regarding the issues and may lead to preventative interventions for street children and their families. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  14. NORTICA - a new code for cyclotron analysis

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    Gorelov, D.; Johnson, D.; Marti, F.

    2001-01-01

    The new package NORTICA (Numerical ORbit Tracking In Cyclotrons with Analysis) of computer codes for beam dynamics simulations is under development at NSCL. The package was started as a replacement for the code MONSTER developed in the laboratory in the past. The new codes are capable of beam dynamics simulations in both CCF (Coupled Cyclotron Facility) accelerators, the K500 and K1200 superconducting cyclotrons. The general purpose of this package is assisting in setting and tuning the cyclotrons taking into account the main field and extraction channel imperfections. The computer platform for the package is Alpha Station with UNIX operating system and X-Windows graphic interface. A multiple programming language approach was used in order to combine the reliability of the numerical algorithms developed over the long period of time in the laboratory and the friendliness of modern style user interface. This paper describes the capability and features of the codes in the present state

  15. A Moonshine Dialogue in Mathematical Physics

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    Michel Planat

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Phys and Math are two colleagues at the University of Saçenbon (Crefan Kingdom, dialoguing about the remarkable efficiency of mathematics for physics. They talk about the notches on the Ishango bone and the various uses of psi in maths and physics; they arrive at dessins d’enfants, moonshine concepts, Rademacher sums and their significance in the quantum world. You should not miss their eccentric proposal of relating Bell’s theorem to the Baby Monster group. Their hyperbolic polygons show a considerable singularity/cusp structure that our modern age of computers is able to capture. Henri Poincaré would have been happy to see it.

  16. NORTICA—a new code for cyclotron analysis

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    Gorelov, D.; Johnson, D.; Marti, F.

    2001-12-01

    The new package NORTICA (Numerical ORbit Tracking In Cyclotrons with Analysis) of computer codes for beam dynamics simulations is under development at NSCL. The package was started as a replacement for the code MONSTER [1] developed in the laboratory in the past. The new codes are capable of beam dynamics simulations in both CCF (Coupled Cyclotron Facility) accelerators, the K500 and K1200 superconducting cyclotrons. The general purpose of this package is assisting in setting and tuning the cyclotrons taking into account the main field and extraction channel imperfections. The computer platform for the package is Alpha Station with UNIX operating system and X-Windows graphic interface. A multiple programming language approach was used in order to combine the reliability of the numerical algorithms developed over the long period of time in the laboratory and the friendliness of modern style user interface. This paper describes the capability and features of the codes in the present state.

  17. [The banishment of the marvellous. Hermaphrodites and sexual mutants in Enlightenment Spain].

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    Vásquez, Francisco; Cleminson, Richard

    2011-01-01

    This article presents a historical synthesis in order to trace how the collective belief in the existence of hermaphrodites and sex-changes was slowly eroded in the changing medical and cultural context of Enlightenment Spain. In order to explain this change, three interlinked processes are outlined. First, the naturalization of the monster and the disappearance of the "marvellous" in Enlightenment science. Second, the consolidation of modern legal or forensic science and the rise of the medical specialist as the relevant authority in the determination of sexual identity. Third, the emergence of the notion of fundamental biological differences between the sexes. The article concludes by discussing the consequences of these shifts for early nineteenth-century Spanish medicine.

  18. Lo stalking, un reato senza genere

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    Annamaria Iaccarino

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available An individual who watches, follows, tracks and controls the victim with the aim of intervening, in a more or less violent way, in their private life is called a stalker or a “prowler always on the lookout”, because they commit repeated actions or attempted contacts or real communications, not desired by the victim, which may cause discomfort, anxiety, nuisance, concern and fear to the victim. Stalking is a term that may apply to any gender. To Lombroso’s “monster woman” and Hart’s “old maids’ madness” it is necessary to add the phenomenon of stalking committed by women whose modus operandi, without doubt, is more sly and subtle than the one of men. It refers to the retrospective act analysed by classic theories.

  19. ‘The Good Terrorist(s’? Interrogating Gender and Violence in Ann Devlin’s ‘Naming the Names’ and Anna Burns’ No Bones

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    Fiona McCann

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper aims to analyse the depiction of IRA female volunteers in Ann Devlin’s “Naming the Names” (1986 and Anna Burns’ No Bones (2001 and to consider the relationship established between gender and violence in these texts. I investigate the extent to which the female terrorists portrayed conform to the “mother, monster, whore” paradigm identified by Laura Sjoberg and Caron Gentry (2007 in their study of women’s violence in global politics and consider what differences, if any, are established with these characters’ male counterparts. The ways in which both authors destabilise traditional gender stereotypes is also explored, as is the question of whether these texts might be considered as feminist fictions.

  20. Leibniz on the unicorn and various other curiosities.

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    Ariew, R

    1998-11-01

    I discuss some of Leibniz's pronouncements about fringe phenomena--various monsters; talking dogs; genies and prophets; unicorns, glossopetrae, and other games of nature--in order to understand better Leibniz's views on science and the role these curiosities play in his plans for scientific academies and societies. However, given that Leibniz's sincerity has been called into question in twentieth-century secondary literature, I begin with a few historiographical remarks so as to situate these pronouncements within the Leibnizian corpus. What emerges is an image of Leibniz as a sober, cautious interpreter, a skeptic one might say but one who is prepared to concede the possibility of many strange phenomena. Leibniz expects these fringe phenomena to take their place among the natural curiosities catalogued as part of a hoped for empirical database intended as means toward the perfection of the sciences.

  1. Adventures in Malley Country: Concerning Peter Carey's My Life as a Fake

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    Ross Chambers

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Contemporary anxieties around cloning and genetic modification have deep roots in a nineteenth- and twentieth-century tradition of narrative thought-experiments about the artificial reproduction of human life. In the ‘strange wickedness’ to which HG Wells’s narrator refers—as good a condensation of the tradition’s topic as any—strangeness has always been as prominent as wickedness. In that tradition the myths of Prometheus and Faust, of the golem and the doppelgänger, together with fables and fictions concerning automata and scientifically produced monsters and/or reflections on the real and the illusory, have con- verged to define a problematics of the sorcerer’s apprentice. We will see that such a problematics reflects a powerful fear of artifice, or more accurately a phobia: a fear of artifice as great as the attraction it also exerts.

  2. The Black Hole Safari: Big Game Hunting in 30+ Massive Galaxies

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    McConnell, Nicholas J.; Ma, Chung-Pei; Janish, Ryan; Gebhardt, Karl; Lauer, Tod R.; Graham, James R.

    2015-01-01

    The current census of the most massive black holes in the local universe turns up an odd variety of galaxy hosts: central galaxies in rich clusters, second- or lower-ranked cluster members, and compact relics from the early universe. More extensive campaigns are required to explore the number density and environmental distribution of these monsters. Over the past three years we have collected a large set of stellar kinematic data with sufficient resolution to detect the gravitational signatures of supermassive black holes with MBH > 109 MSun. This Black Hole Safari targets enormous galaxies at the centers of nearby galaxy clusters, as well as their similarly luminous counterparts in weaker galaxy groups. To date we have observed more than 30 early-type galaxies with integral-field spectrographs on the Keck, Gemini North, and Gemini South telescopes. Here I present preliminary stellar kinematics from 10 objects.

  3. People analytics in the era of big data changing the way you attract, acquire, develop, and retain talent

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    Isson, Jean Paul

    2016-01-01

    Apply predictive analytics throughout all stages of workforce management People Analytics in the Era of Big Data provides a blueprint for leveraging your talent pool through the use of data analytics. Written by the Global Vice President of Business Intelligence and Predictive Analytics at Monster Worldwide, this book is packed full of actionable insights to help you source, recruit, acquire, engage, retain, promote, and manage the exceptional talent your organization needs. With a unique approach that applies analytics to every stage of the hiring process and the entire workforce planning and management cycle, this informative guide provides the key perspective that brings analytics into HR in a truly useful way. You're already inundated with disparate employee data, so why not mine that data for insights that add value to your organization and strengthen your workforce? This book presents a practical framework for real-world talent analytics, backed by groundbreaking examples of workforce analytics in a...

  4. Brand Suicide? Memory and Liking of Negative Brand Names.

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    Guest, Duncan; Estes, Zachary; Gibbert, Michael; Mazursky, David

    2016-01-01

    Negative brand names are surprisingly common in the marketplace (e.g., Poison perfume; Hell pizza, and Monster energy drink), yet their effects on consumer behavior are currently unknown. Three studies investigated the effects of negative brand name valence on brand name memory and liking of a branded product. Study 1 demonstrates that relative to non-negative brand names, negative brand names and their associated logos are better recognised. Studies 2 and 3 demonstrate that negative valence of a brand name tends to have a detrimental influence on product evaluation with evaluations worsening as negative valence increases. However, evaluation is also dependent on brand name arousal, with high arousal brand names resulting in more positive evaluations, such that moderately negative brand names are equally as attractive as some non-negative brand names. Study 3 shows evidence for affective habituation, whereby the effects of negative valence reduce with repeated exposures to some classes of negative brand name.

  5. Conformal Field Theory, Automorphic Forms and Related Topics

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    Weissauer, Rainer; CFT 2011

    2014-01-01

    This book, part of the series Contributions in Mathematical and Computational Sciences, reviews recent developments in the theory of vertex operator algebras (VOAs) and their applications to mathematics and physics.   The mathematical theory of VOAs originated from the famous monstrous moonshine conjectures of J.H. Conway and S.P. Norton, which predicted a deep relationship between the characters of the largest simple finite sporadic group, the Monster, and the theory of modular forms inspired by the observations of J. MacKay and J. Thompson.   The contributions are based on lectures delivered at the 2011 conference on Conformal Field Theory, Automorphic Forms and Related Topics, organized by the editors as part of a special program offered at Heidelberg University that summer under the sponsorship of the MAThematics Center Heidelberg (MATCH).

  6. Technology for export

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    Mattei, Guillermo

    2000-01-01

    Dated June 06 and November 21, 2000, two outstanding news were spread, in turns, in many Argentine media and show news. In between yellow news, strikes, corruption denounces and economical cataclysms, the press declared that an Argentinean high tech company was involved in two events of international consequences. In one hand, the company sign a U$S 170 million contract for the construction of a R and D nuclear reactor in Australia, defeating first-world technological monsters. On the other hand, the company was responsible for the design and construction of the first Argentinean observational satellite for territory observing tasks that the NASA had just launched to the space. A complete rarity in these days. (author)

  7. Introduction to Sporadic Groups

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    Luis J. Boya

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available This is an introduction to finite simple groups, in particular sporadic groups, intended for physicists. After a short review of group theory, we enumerate the 1+1+16=18 families of finite simple groups, as an introduction to the sporadic groups. These are described next, in three levels of increasing complexity, plus the six isolated ''pariah'' groups. The (old five Mathieu groups make up the first, smallest order level. The seven groups related to the Leech lattice, including the three Conway groups, constitute the second level. The third and highest level contains the Monster group M, plus seven other related groups. Next a brief mention is made of the remaining six pariah groups, thus completing the 5+7+8+6=26 sporadic groups. The review ends up with a brief discussion of a few of physical applications of finite groups in physics, including a couple of recent examples which use sporadic groups.

  8. Quantum aspects of black holes

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    Beginning with an overview of the theory of black holes by the editor, this book presents a collection of ten chapters by leading physicists dealing with the variety of quantum mechanical and quantum gravitational effects pertinent to black holes. The contributions address topics such as Hawking radiation, the thermodynamics of black holes, the information paradox and firewalls, Monsters, primordial black holes, self-gravitating Bose-Einstein condensates, the formation of small black holes in high energetic collisions of particles, minimal length effects in black holes and small black holes at the Large Hadron Collider. Viewed as a whole the collection provides stimulating reading for researchers and graduate students seeking a summary of the quantum features of black holes.

  9. Scylla, Charaybdis, and the U.S. Nuclear Power Program

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    1976-01-01

    Like the Odysseus of Greek mythology, nuclear energy and therefore the energy security of the United States, is making a difficult passage through a strait lined with hazards. On one side is Scylla, the monster/rock hazard representing fear of nuclear power for its accident and proliferation risks. On the other side is Charybdis, a dangerous whirlpool characterizing the confusion and nuclear expansion-inhibiting uncertainty, created by inconsistent, unpredictable regulation, questions respecting international controls, closing the fuel cycle, enrichment, etc. Given the vital national U.S. stake in nuclear power, solutions to the problems inhibiting nuclear expansion must and will be found. While solutions are expected, acceleration of efforts is needed to assure a safe national course through the hazardous straits to U.S. energy security based on domestic sources

  10. Bureaucratic Administration in Modern Society

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    Goga Gina Livioara

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available In the European states, a responsible administration, from a political point of view,coordinated by law, competent and professional and neutral from a public point of view, has been thebasis for the European state for a long time and a dominant model of this type of administration isrepresented by the Weberian bureaucratic model, which emphasized the value of efficiency, consistency,continuity and predictability. Bureaucracy is indispensable in any state and very important in thedemocratic regimes. Weber asserted that the bureaucratic organisation obtained power in virtue of thedecrease of the economical and social differences. The modern state depends on a bureaucratic basis,but once established, bureaucracy is among the social structures that are most difficult to eliminate. Theemergence and development of the bureaucratic mechanisms has become a monster of the modernsociety, because the bureaucracy works in the opposite direction from democracy.

  11. Chaos the science of predictable random motion

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    Kautz, Richard

    2011-01-01

    Based on only elementary mathematics, this engaging account of chaos theory bridges the gap between introductions for the layman and college-level texts. It develops the science of dynamics in terms of small time steps, describes the phenomenon of chaos through simple examples, and concludes with a close look at a homoclinic tangle, the mathematical monster at the heart of chaos. The presentation is enhanced by many figures, animations of chaotic motion (available on a companion CD), and biographical sketches of the pioneers of dynamics and chaos theory. To ensure accessibility to motivated high school students, care has been taken to explain advanced mathematical concepts simply, including exponentials and logarithms, probability, correlation, frequency analysis, fractals, and transfinite numbers. These tools help to resolve the intriguing paradox of motion that is predictable and yet random, while the final chapter explores the various ways chaos theory has been put to practical use.

  12. Diet-derived microRNAs: unicorn or silver bullet?

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    Witwer, Kenneth W; Zhang, Chen-Yu

    2017-01-01

    In ancient lore, a bullet cast from silver is the only effective weapon against monsters. The uptake of active diet-derived microRNAs (miRNAs) in consumers may be the silver bullet long sought after in nutrition and oral therapeutics. However, the majority of scientists consider the transfer and regulation of consumer's gene activity by these diet-derived miRNAs to be a fantasy akin to spotting a unicorn. Nevertheless, groups like Dr. Chen-Yu Zhang's lab in Nanjing University have stockpiled breathtaking amounts of data to shoot down these naysayers. Meanwhile, Dr. Ken Witwer at John Hopkins has steadfastly cautioned the field to beware of fallacies caused by contamination, technical artifacts, and confirmation bias. Here, Dr. Witwer and Dr. Zhang share their realities of dietary miRNAs by answering five questions related to this controversial field.

  13. The content of recurrent dreams in young adolescents.

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    Gauchat, Aline; Séguin, Jean R; McSween-Cadieux, Esther; Zadra, Antonio

    2015-12-01

    Studies on children's recurrent dreams have been largely anecdotal and based on adults' recollections of dreams experienced during childhood. We collected 102 reports of recurrent dreams from a sample of young adolescents aged between 11 and 15years and scored the narratives using a range of content measures, including in relation to the threat simulation theory (TST) of dreaming. The most frequently reported themes involved confrontations with monsters or animals, followed by physical aggressions, falling and being chased. Recurrent dreams were more likely to include negative content elements than positive elements. Only half of the recurrent dreams contained threatening elements and their analysis provided mixed support for the TST. Differences between the content of recurrent dreams reported by young adolescent versus adults are discussed as are possible sex effects and key issues that remain to be addressed by future research. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  14. From the Posthuman Consumer to the Ontobranding Dimension: Geolocalization, Augmented Reality and Emotional Ontology as a Radical Redefinition of What Is Real

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    Nello Barile

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper seeks to underline how ontobranding (Barile, 2009a, 2009b is the final stage of an evolution from an old ideal of interaction between human and machines to a new kind of interaction where the machines become softer and immaterial, emotions become contents, and places become media. In this endeavor, this paper first offers an overview of how branding and consumer culture evolved. It then highlights the close link between technologies and emotions by introducing how the main metaphor (from monster, robot, to cyborg has shifted with the development of society. With the metaphors and societal/technological transformation in mind, the next section explicates the notion of ontobranding. Finally, the paper provides some case analyses applying the ontobranding perspective, suggesting that the analyses of contemporary technological innovations require a new perspective that is able to understand and unify the dynamic interaction between what were once separated as the ontological distinction between reality and virtuality.

  15. Time to Redefine Organic Agriculture: Can't GM Crops Be Certified as Organics?

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    Husaini, Amjad M; Sohail, Muhammad

    2018-01-01

    The challenges of sustainable food production without damaging the environment for a growing human population have increased considerably. The current agricultural practices involving chemical fertilizers and even organic farming are not sustainable in the long run and can have deleterious effects on the environment. Thus, new, innovative solutions need to be identified and propagated for tackling this. Among such innovations, that can complement conventional as well as organic farming methods, are genetic modification (GM) and aquaculture. Yet, GM technologies often face resistance from civil groups owing to an 'unknown' fear, akin to Frankenstein's monster. How real is this fear? Our discussion rests on basic questions like, why can't 'organics' include GM crops that do not require chemical inputs for cultivation, and can GM crops like Golden rice qualify to be 'organic' if cultivated through organic practices? Do we need to rethink organic agriculture in the context of the present and future challenges of 21st century?

  16. Arrival of the Fittest

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    Tess Williams

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    Full Text Available Prometheus, the fifth film of the Alien franchise, maintains narrative connections to the original four films but the inclusion of new aliens—the Engineers—radically shifts the feminist politic of the series. There is a move away from centralising the monster and the repressed feminine, through images of horror and bodily abjection, toward a politic of carnival, seen in representations of multiple grotesque bodies and subversion of the affect of primal scenes. Carnival is a space where the authority and stability of current social powers and orders are challenged and subverted. This article contends that in Prometheus such a process occurs in the deliberate mixing of scientific knowledge and religious cosmologies, the ambivalent relationship of horror and SF genres to science and scientific knowledge, the gendered complexities of the specific bodies of astronauts and of scientists, and disruptions of the notion of gaze and viewer positioning in the opening scenes.

  17. Introduction

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    Schubart, Rikke

    2017-01-01

    This special issue of the journal Refractory explores identity in the Penny Dreadful.The introduction introduces the show, themes and the six articles. In Season Two of television horror-drama, Penny Dreadful (Showtime/Sky, 2014-16), Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett), American sharpshooter and werew......This special issue of the journal Refractory explores identity in the Penny Dreadful.The introduction introduces the show, themes and the six articles. In Season Two of television horror-drama, Penny Dreadful (Showtime/Sky, 2014-16), Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett), American sharpshooter...... and werewolf, asks Vanessa Ives (Eva Green), a British heiress with supernatural powers and a troubled past, what happens when the monsters inside of them are released? She says: “We’re most who we are. Unrestrained. Ourselves.” Summing up a central concern of the series, she confirms the view of its creator...

  18. Encounters with chaos and fractals

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    Gulick, Denny

    2012-01-01

    Periodic Points Iterates of Functions Fixed Points Periodic Points Families of Functions The Quadratic Family Bifurcations Period-3 Points The Schwarzian Derivative One-Dimensional Chaos Chaos Transitivity and Strong Chaos Conjugacy Cantor Sets Two-Dimensional Chaos Review of Matrices Dynamics of Linear FunctionsNonlinear Maps The Hénon Map The Horseshoe Map Systems of Differential Equations Review of Systems of Differential Equations Almost Linearity The Pendulum The Lorenz System Introduction to Fractals Self-Similarity The Sierpiński Gasket and Other "Monsters"Space-Filling Curves Similarity and Capacity DimensionsLyapunov Dimension Calculating Fractal Dimensions of Objects Creating Fractals Sets Metric Spaces The Hausdorff Metric Contractions and Affine Functions Iterated Function SystemsAlgorithms for Drawing Fractals Complex Fractals: Julia Sets and the Mandelbrot Set Complex Numbers and Functions Julia Sets The Mandelbrot Set Computer Programs Answers to Selected Exercises References Index.

  19. Brand Suicide? Memory and Liking of Negative Brand Names

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    Guest, Duncan; Estes, Zachary; Gibbert, Michael; Mazursky, David

    2016-01-01

    Negative brand names are surprisingly common in the marketplace (e.g., Poison perfume; Hell pizza, and Monster energy drink), yet their effects on consumer behavior are currently unknown. Three studies investigated the effects of negative brand name valence on brand name memory and liking of a branded product. Study 1 demonstrates that relative to non-negative brand names, negative brand names and their associated logos are better recognised. Studies 2 and 3 demonstrate that negative valence of a brand name tends to have a detrimental influence on product evaluation with evaluations worsening as negative valence increases. However, evaluation is also dependent on brand name arousal, with high arousal brand names resulting in more positive evaluations, such that moderately negative brand names are equally as attractive as some non-negative brand names. Study 3 shows evidence for affective habituation, whereby the effects of negative valence reduce with repeated exposures to some classes of negative brand name. PMID:27023872

  20. Chimaera and its modern virus-like descendants.

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    Ulrich, R; Gerlich, W H; Krüger, D H

    1996-01-01

    Chimaera was a monster in ancient Greek mythology combining elements from different animal species in its body. Modern molecular biology enabled the generation of harmless but useful chimaeras consisting of elements from different nonrelated viruses. The objective is that the resulting chimaeras form highly immunogenic virus-like particles (VLPs). Such chimaeric VLPs can be used as highly efficient carriers for sequential and conformational B cell epitopes and T cell epitopes. Most VLPs are readily produced in heterologous hosts and are easy to purify. This article deals with various systems of VLPs described in this topical issue of Intervirology and makes comparisons with chimaeric replication-competent viruses, recombinant virus vectors expressing foreign proteins, and DNA vaccines.