Sample records for EVOLUTION (evolution)
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Reverse evolution

Mitsuzawa, S.; Yukawa, T.; Society for the Study of the Origin and Evolution of Life
2002-01-01

German National Library of Science and Technology (GetInfo) (German)

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Evolution Theory and Cognitive Maps

Saunders, P. T.; General Evolution Research Group; University of Bologna
1993-01-01

German National Library of Science and Technology (GetInfo) (German)

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Organisms Create Evolution

Campbell, J. H.; University of California; Center for the Study of Evolution and the Origin of Life
1994-01-01

German National Library of Science and Technology (GetInfo) (German)

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Evolution: Cognition, Ignorance and Selection

Allen, P. M.; Lesser, M. J.; General Evolution Research Group
1993-01-01

German National Library of Science and Technology (GetInfo) (German)

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The Evolution of Human Creativity

Diamond, J. M.; University of California; Center for the Study of Evolution and the Origin of Life
1994-01-01

German National Library of Science and Technology (GetInfo) (German)

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Progress and Direction in Evolution

Sober, E. R.; University of California; Center for the Study of Evolution and the Origin of Life
1994-01-01

German National Library of Science and Technology (GetInfo) (German)

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The Evolution of the Holistic Cognitive Map

Laszlo, E.; General Evolution Research Group; University of Bologna
1993-01-01

German National Library of Science and Technology (GetInfo) (German)

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Evolution on the shoulders of giants: entrepreneurship and firm survival in the German laser industry

Buenstorf, Guido

This paper studies 40 years of evolution in the German laser industry to test the generality of evolutionary patterns observed in the U.S. laser industry. Key characteristics found in the U.S. industry are also present in Germany. There is sustained entry into the industry, and neither a shakeout no...

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Chemical evolution - origin of life : proceedings of the Trieste Conference on Chemical Evolution and the Origin of Life, 26-30 October 1992

Trieste Conference on Chemical Evolution and the Origin of Life < 1, 1992, Trieste>; Trieste Conference on Chemical Evolution and the Origin of Life < 1, 1992, Trieste>
1993-01-01

German National Library of Science and Technology (GetInfo) (German)

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Cognitive Evolution: A Psychological Perspective

Bitterman, M. E.; Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research
2000-01-01

German National Library of Science and Technology (GetInfo) (German)

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Die Evolution der bundesdeutschen Forschungs- und Technologiepolitik: Rückblick und Bestandsaufnahme

Fier, Andreas; Harhoff, Dietmar

In Deutschland beanspruchen gleich zwei Ressorts, das Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) sowie das Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie (BMWi) die Zuständigkeit für die deutsche Innovationspolitik. Dieses für den Bund offensichtlich bedeutsame Politikfeld eröffnet zum ein...

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The evolution of bargaining under austerity: Political change in contemporary French and German labor-market reform

Vail, Mark I.

This paper examines the relationship among economic context, political institutions, and the political dynamics of adjustment within national models of capitalism through an analysis of recent labor-market reform in France and Germany. It argues that a climate of economic austerity since the 1970s, ...

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Early Avian Evolution: Roundtable Report

Chiappe, L. M.; Society of Avian Paleontology and Evolution
1999-01-01

German National Library of Science and Technology (GetInfo) (German)

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Extent and Evolution of the Productivity Gap in Eastern Germany

Czarnitzki, Dirk

Since the German re-unification in 1990, Eastern Germany is a transition economy. After a phase of catching up of productivity with respect to Western Germany from 1991 to 1996, the growth rates in the producing sector have dropped below the Western German ones since 1997. This study investigates wh...

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Extent and Evolution of the Productivity Gap in Eastern Germany

Czarnitzki, Dirk

Since the German re?unification in 1990, Eastern Germany is a transition economy. After a phase of catching up of productivity with respect to Western Germany from 1991 to 1996, the growth rates in the producing sector have dropped below the Western German ones since 1997. This study investigates wh...

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Time series forecasting by evolving artificial neural networks using genetic algorithms and differential evolution

Peralta, Juan; Li, Xiaodong; Gutiérrez, Germán; Sanchis, Araceli

Accurate time series forecasting are important for displaying the manner in which the past continues to affect the future and for planning our day to-day activities. In recent years, a large literature has evolved on the use of evolving artificial neural networks (EANNs) in many forecasting applicat...

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Time series forecasting by evolving artificial neural networks using genetic algorithms and differential evolution

Peralta, Juan; Li, Xiaodong; Gutiérrez, Germán; Sanchis, Araceli

Accurate time series forecasting are important for displaying the manner in which the past continues to affect the future and for planning our day to-day activities. In recent years, a large literature has evolved on the use of evolving artificial neural networks (EANNs) in many forecasting applicat...

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Multi-objective evolution for car setup optimization

Muñoz, Jorge; Gutiérrez, Germán; Sanchis, Araceli

This paper describes the winner algorithm of the Car Setup Optimization Competition that took place in EvoStar (2010). The aim of this competition is to create an optimization algorithm to fine tune the parameters of a car in the The Open Racing Car Simulator (TORCS) video game. There were five part...

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Proteome, transcriptome and metabolome plasticity in closely related strains of Escherichia coli - K12 and its diversity during molecular evolution processes

Vijayendran, Chandran

Escherichia coli, originally known as Bacterium coli commune, was identified in 1885 by the German pediatrician, Theodor Escherich. They are Gram-negative, straight and rod-shaped bacteria from the Enterobacteriaceae family. Due to its rapid growth rate, simple nutritional requirements and establish...

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Autopoietic active evolution achieved by hierarchical natural selection

Ohnishi, K.; Huruichi, N.; Society for the Study of the Origin and Evolution of Life
2002-01-01

German National Library of Science and Technology (GetInfo) (German)

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Missing Links : the Evolution of German Counter-Insurgency Thinking

Noetzel, Timo; Schreer, Benjamin

The need for COIN operations to tackle the Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan is accepted by most coalition members. The German army has yet to adapt to this development. This article examines why the German political establishment still contests the need for counter-insurgency tactics in northern Af...

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Modularity and the Evolution of Cognition

Shettleworth, S.; Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research
2000-01-01

German National Library of Science and Technology (GetInfo) (German)

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Climate, Culture, and the Evolution of Cognition

Richerson, P. J.; Boyd, R.; Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research
2000-01-01

German National Library of Science and Technology (GetInfo) (German)

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A century of shocks: the evolution of the German city size distribution 1925 - 1999

Bosker, E. Maarten; Brakman, Steven; Garretsen, Harry; Schramm, Marc

The empirical literature on city size distributions has mainly focused on the USA. The first major contribution of this paper is to provide empirical evidence on the evolution and structure of the West-German city size distribution. Using a unique annual data set that covers most of the 20th century...

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Moral Sensitivity and the Evolution of Higher Mind

Loye, D.; General Evolution Research Group; University of Bologna
1993-01-01

German National Library of Science and Technology (GetInfo) (German)

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Generative capacities of cellular automata codification for evolution of NN codification

Gutiérrez, Germán; Galván, Inés M.; Sanchis, Araceli; Molina, José M.

Proceeding of: International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks. ICANN 2002, Madrid, Spain, August 28-30, 2002 | Automatic methods for designing artificial neural nets are desired to avoid the laborious and erratically human expert’s job. Evolutionary computation has been used as a search tech...

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SHG Banking in India: The evolution of a rural financial innovation

Seibel, Hans Dieter

Linking banks and self-help groups has been a major program of German development cooperation since the mid-1980s. Given the involvement of GTZ in SHG banking and the outreach of that program in India, the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has proposed to study the impact...

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An Institutionalist Explanation of the Evolution of Taiwan’s Disability Movement: From the Charity Model to the Social Model

I-lun Tsai; National Penghu University of Science and Technology; Ming-sho Ho; National Taiwan University

In this article, we analyze the process of institutional change in Taiwan’s disability field by focusing on the role of social movements. An institutional perspective emphasizes how a particular logic in an organizational field generates formal and informal institutions that define how persons with ...

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Generative capacities of grammars codification for evolution of NN architectures

Guinea, M.A.; Gutiérrez, Germán; Galván, Inés M.; Sanchis, Araceli; Molina, José M.

Designing the optimal architecture can be formulated as a search problem in the architectures space, where each point represents an architecture. The search space of all possible architectures is very large, and the task of finding the simplest architecture may be an arduous and mostly a random task...

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The German sub-national government bond market: evolution, yields and liquidity

Schulz, Alexander; Wolff, Guntram B.

The paper presents a comprehensive data set of all bonds issued by the sixteen German states (L¨ander) since 1992. It thus provides a complete picture of a capital market comparable in size to funds raised in the German fixed income market for corporations. The quantitative analysis reveals that L¨a...

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Dynamics of fine-grained sediments and stratigraphic evolution of a back-barrier tidal basin of the German Wadden Sea (southern North Sea).

Chang, T. S.

As a result of land reclamation and dike construction over the last millennium, the size of many Wadden Sea tidal basins has been reduced by as much as 50%. As a consequence, average energy levels along the shoreline have increased and have prevented the formation of natural mud flats and salt marsh...

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Advanced mechanisms for the promotion of renewable energy: models for the future evolution of the German Renewable Energy Act

Langniß, Ole; Diekmann, Jochen; Lehr, Ulrike

The German Renewable Energy Act (EEG) has been very successful in promoting the deployment of wind power plants and other renewable energy power generating technologies in Germany. The increasing share of EEG-power in the generation portfolio, increasing amounts of fluctuating power generation, and ...

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Regional dynamics of innovation investigating the co-evolution of patents, R&D, and employment

Bürger, Matthias; Brökel, Tom; Coad, Alex

We investigate the lead-lag relationship between growth of patent applications, growth of R&D, and growth of total sectoral employment for 270 German labour market regions over the period 1999-2005. Our unique panel dataset includes information on four two-digit industries, namely Chemistry, Transpo...

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Persistence of a network core in the time evolution of interlocking directorates

Milakovic, Mishael; Raddant, Matthias; Birg, Laura

We examine the bipartite graphs of German corporate boards in 1993, 1999 and 2005, and identify cores of directors who are highly central in the entire network while being densely connected among themselves. Germany's corporate governance has experienced significant changes during this time, and the...

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Role of changes in the L3 loop of the active site in the evolution of enzymatic activity of VIM-type metallo-beta-lactamases.

Merino, Maria; Perez-Llarena, Francisco J; Kerff, Frédéric; Poza, Margarita; Mallo, Susana; Rumbo-Feal, Soraya

OBJECTIVES: The new metallo-beta-lactamase VIM-13 has been recently characterized. In comparison with the VIM-1 enzyme, VIM-13 showed 19 amino acid differences, 2 of which were located in the active site centre. The main objective of the present study was to assess whether differences between VIM-1 ...

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D-Aspartate in mammals

Honma, H.; Society for the Study of the Origin and Evolution of Life
2002-01-01

German National Library of Science and Technology (GetInfo) (German)

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Pigments of the radioresistant bacteria

Saito, T.; Society for the Study of the Origin and Evolution of Life
2002-01-01

German National Library of Science and Technology (GetInfo) (German)

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D-amino acids and D-amino acid dehydrogenase in Archaea

Nagata, Y.; Society for the Study of the Origin and Evolution of Life
2002-01-01

German National Library of Science and Technology (GetInfo) (German)

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Proposition on the origin of chirality of biomolecules

Ikehara, K.; Society for the Study of the Origin and Evolution of Life
2002-01-01

German National Library of Science and Technology (GetInfo) (German)

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Extrasolar planet detection projects

Tamura, M.; JTPF Working Group; Society for the Study of the Origin and Evolution of Life
2002-01-01

German National Library of Science and Technology (GetInfo) (German)

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Stereo-specific condensation of amino acids or peptides

Munegumi, T.; Society for the Study of the Origin and Evolution of Life
2002-01-01

German National Library of Science and Technology (GetInfo) (German)

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Prediction of Ownership and Control Concentration in German and UK Initial Public Offerings

Goergen, M.; Renneboog, L.D.R.

The paper investigates why the corporate landscapes of Germany and UK are so different in terms of control by analyzing ownership and control evolution in recent IPOs. We report the control evolution of a sample of size- and industry-matched German and UK companies six years subsequent to the flotat...

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Rising Wage Inequality in Germany

Pfeiffer, Friedhelm; Gernandt, Johannes

The paper investigates the evolution of wages and wage inequality in Germany based on samples from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) 1984 to 2005. Real gross hourly wages for prime age dependent male workers increased on average by 23 percent between 1984 and 1994 in West Germany and the wage d...

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Rising Wage Inequality in Germany

Gernandt, Johannes; Pfeiffer, Friedhelm

The paper investigates the evolution of wages and wage inequality in Germany based on samples from the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP) 1984 to 2005. Real gross hourly wages for prime age dependent male workers increased on average by 23 percent between 1984 and 1994 in West Germany and the wage ...

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Rising Wage Inequality in Germany

Gernandt, Johannes; Pfeiffer, Friedhelm

This paper investigates the evolution of wages and the recent tendency to rising wage inequality in Germany, based on the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP) for 1984 to 2004. Between 1984 and 1994 the wage distribution was fairly stable. Wage inequality started to increase around 1994 in Germany fo...

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Rising Wage Inequality in Germany

Gernandt, Johannes; Pfeiffer, Friedhelm

This paper investigates the evolution of wages and the recent tendency to rising wage inequality in Germany, based on the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP) for 1984 to 2004. Between 1984 and 1994 the wage distribution was fairly stable. Wage inequality started to increase around 1994 in Germany fo...

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Rising Wage Inequality in Germany

Gernandt, Johannes; Pfeiffer, Friedhelm

This paper investigates the evolution of wages and the recent tendency to rising wage inequality in Germany, based on the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP) for 1984 to 2004. Between 1984 and 1994 the wage distribution was fairly stable. Wage inequality started to increase around 1994 in Germany fo...

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Phonetic and phonological development of stress in German

Lintfert, Britta

The purpose of this thesis is to describe the development of stress in children's speech and its evolution over the first few years of their lives. Within the results of the conducted analyses an exemplar-based speech production model of the acquisition of stress was developed. To this end the phono...

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Pharmaceutical research in Wilhelmine Germany: the case of E. Merck

Burhop, Carsten

In this paper, we describe the emergence and evolution of pharmaceutical research at the German company E. Merck during the late 19th and early 20th century. Revolutionary changes in the scientific knowledge base, especially the rise of bacteriological research, and the market entry of dyestuff prod...

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Inequality in the Distribution of Household Expenditure in Cameroon

Fambon, Samuel

In the literature, it is generally accepted that consumption is a more appropriate welfare measure than household income or salaries. This paper aims to investigate the evolution of expenditure inequality in Cameroon over the 1984-1996 period, with the help of Lorenz Curves, the Gini coefficient, an...

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Educational expansion and its heterogeneous returns for wage workers

Gebel, Michael; Pfeiffer, Friedhelm

The paper examines the evolution of returns to education in the West German labour market over the last two decades. During this period, graduates from the period of educational expansion in the sixties and seventies entered the labour market and an upgrading of the skill structure took place. In or...

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Educational Expansion and its Heterogeneous Returns for Wage Workers

Gebel; Michael; Pfeiffer, Friedhelm

The paper examines the evolution of returns to education in the West German labour market over the last two decades. During this period, graduates from the period of educational expansion in the sixties and seventies entered the labour market and an upgrading of the skill structure took place. In or...

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Trade-off between consumption growth and inequality: Theory and evidence for Germany

Xie, Runli

This paper examines the structure and evolution of consumption and consumption growth inequality. Once heterogeneous agents relate their neighbors' consumption to their own, consumption volatility and inequality are affected. The relationship predicted between the group average consumption growth an...

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Der unitarische Bundesstaat in Deutschland: Pfadabhängigkeit und Wandel

Lehmbruch, Gerhard

Die Eigenart des deutschen Föderalismus erschließt sich in einer historischen Analyse der bundesstaatlichen Institutionen. Dabei wird ein hohes Maß an Pfadabhängigkeit sichtbar, die ihre Persistenz über einen langen Zeitraum hinweg der Ko-Evolution von politisch-kulturellen Orientierungen (Unitarism...

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Dynamics in Dumbbell domains II. The limiting problem

Arrieta Algarra, José María; Carvalho, Alexandre N.; Lozada-Cruz, Germán

In this work we continue the analysis of the asymptotic dynamics of reaction diffusion problems in a dumbbell domains started in [3]. Here we study the limiting problem, that is, an evolution problem in a \domain" which consists of an open, bounded and smooth set Ω RN with a curve R0 attached to it....

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Möglichkeiten der Strukturierung von Hedgefondsportfolios

Heidorn, Thomas; Hoppe, Christian; Kaiser, Dieter G.

The year 2000 started the evolution of the German market for Structured Products with incorporated Hedge Fund exposures. This paper provides an extensive commentary on this fast growing segment. Our analysis suggests that the market for existing products is affected by significant heterogeneity. Thi...

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The impact of new drug launches on the loss of labor from disease and injury: evidence from German panel data

Bui, Thi Mai Van; Stolpe, Michael

This paper studies the evolution of early retirement due to disease and injury in the German labor force between 1988 and 2004. Using data from the German Federation of Public Pension Providers, the IMS Health Drug Launches database and the WHO Mortality Database, we show that new drug launches have...

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Job Stability Trends, Layoffs, and Transitions to Unemployment : An Empirical Analysis for West Germany

Bergemann, Annette; Mertens, Antje

This paper studies the evolution of job stability in West Germany. Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel, we first show that the median elapsed tenure declined for men between 1984 and 1999. Second, estimating proportional Cox hazard models with competing risks and controls for stock sampl...

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How labour ended up taxing itself: the political consequences of a century of self-transformation of the German welfare state

Kemmerling, Achim

This paper investigates the long-term evolution of the tax system in Germany to explain why the political left has increasingly expanded taxation to its own clientele. The paper contrasts the second half of the 19th with the second half of the 20th century to show that some of the underlying paramet...

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Perspectives on the World Income Distribution: Beyond Twin Peaks Towards Welfare Conclusions

Weisbrod, Julian; Vollmer, Sebastian; Holzmann, Hajo

This paper contributes towards the growing debate concerning the world distribution of income and its evolution over that past three to four decades. Our methodological approach is twofold. First, we formally test for the number of modes in a cross-sectional analysis where each country is represente...

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Superfluous, Mischievous or Emancipating? Thailand’s Evolving Senate Today Thailands Oberhaus: Überflüssig, schädlich oder unabhängig?

Paul Chambers

In Thailand’s emerging democracy, the Senate has played an often underestimated role. This study analyzes Thailand’s Upper House, examining its historical evolution until 2009. In particular, it focuses on the following questions. What innovations did the 1997 Constitution bring to the Senate? How a...

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Cross-frequency temporal envelope correlation for the processing of degraded speech: Preliminary investigations.

Crouzet, Olivier; Ainsworth, William

When concurrent acoustic signals are produced from different sources, their evolution in the spectro-temporal domain is independent. Each signal may however contain short-term spectral events with a common modulation of amplitude across time. This comodulation may be helpful for building auditory st...

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Urban Languages in Africa Stadtsprachen in Afrika

Rose Marie Beck; University of Leipzig

Against the backdrop of current research on the city, urbanity is understood to be a distinct way of life in which (in the spatial, factual and historical dimensions) processes of densification and heterogenization are perceived as acts of sociation. Urbanization is thus understood to include and pr...

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The origins of entrants and the geography of the German laser industry

Buenstorf, Guido; Geissler, Matthias

Entry into an industry often clusters in regions where the industry is already concentrated, which is suggestive of agglomeration economies. Regional public research activities may exert another attracting force on entrants into science-based industries. Empirically these proximity effects are confo...

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Searching for new sources of pink stem borer resistance in maize

Butrón Gómez, Ana María; Sandoya Miranda, Germán; Santiago Carabelos, Rogelio; Ordás Pérez, Amando; Rial, A.

The pink stem borer (Sesamia nonagrioides Lef.) is the main corn (Zea mays L.) pest in the Mediterranean area. Although, screening for resistance to this pest has been successful, the level of resistance shown by the most resistant varieties is not high. The objectives of the present work were: (i) ...

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Rising Wage Inequality in Germany

Gernandt, Johannes; Pfeiffer, Friedhelm

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Recht und Politik in der Reform des deutschen Föderalismus

Scharpf, Fritz W.

In der Entwicklung des deutschen Bundesstaates lassen sich drei Phasen unterscheiden: Die anfänglich ungebremste Unitarisierung der Gesetzgebung und Zentralisierung der Finanzbeziehungen wurde seit Mitte der sechziger Jahre korrigiert durch die Institutionalisierung eines kooperativen Bundesstaates ...

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Professor John Bessant CV

Bessant, John

John Bessant is Professor of Innovation Management at the School of Management, Cranfield University. He graduated from Aston University with a degree in Chemical Engineering in 1975 and later obtained a PhD for work on innovation within the chemical industry. After a spell in industry he took up fu...

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Poverty in Potato Producing Communities in the Central Highlands of Peru

Antezana, Ivonne; Fabian, André; Freund, Simon; Gehrke, Eileen; Glimmann, Gisela; Seher, Simone

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Persistence and change of regional industrial activities: The impact of diversification in the German machine tool industry

Fornahl, Dirk; Guenther, Christina

The paper Investigates stability and change of regional economic activities in the long-run. As the unit of analysis we selected the machine tool industry in West Germany for the years 1953 to 2002. We spot a strong variance in the activities between the different regions. These differences are rela...

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On synthesis in the later phases of the mechanical engineering design process

Motte, Damien

Only 15% to 30% of product development projects require the development of new product concepts. This means that the majority of design projects are carried out within the embodiment design and detail design phases. However, the majority of the research studies on the mechanical engineering design p...

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Molekulare Analyse von Tumorsuppressorgen-Kandidaten auf Chromosom 10 in Tumoren des Nervensystems

Köhler, Benjamin

Deletionen des Chromosoms 10 stellen eine häufige Veränderung in unterschiedlichen Tumoren des Nervensystems dar. Sie finden sich u.a. in der Mehrzahl der Glioblastome, aber auch in Subgruppen von atypischen und anaplastischen Meningeomen sowie Medulloblastomen. Der häufige Verlust von genetischem M...

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Managing Urban Disaster Risk: Analysis and Adaptation Frameworks for Integrated Settlement Development Programming for the Urban Poor

Wamsler, Christine

The damage caused by the dramatic worldwide increase in ‘natural’ disasters is staggering, with the poor in developing countries being most at risk. Disasters make their already precarious living conditions worse, creating a vicious circle of poverty from which they find it hard to escape. To achiev...

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Local factors and innovativeness: an empirical analysis of German patents for five industries

Broekel, Tom; Brenner, Thomas

A growing body of work emphasizes the role that the spatial component plays in the in the innovation process. These perspectives brought the region's infrastructure and its endowment with crucial factors into the focus of research. Given that these factors do significantly influence the innovativene...

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La Belgique francophone face au référendum sarrois de 1955 French-speaking Belgium and the plebiscite in Saar (1955)

Lanneau, Catherine

Since 1945, French-speaking Belgians were looking at the « Saar problem », stumbling block of Europe’s build-up, with a mixture of awe and hope. In 1955, as the inhabitants were asked to vote on a peculiar status of “Europeanised” autonomous territory (within the WEU but keeping economical union wit...

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Discrimination of sea-bird sounds vs. garden-bird songs : do Scottish and German-Saxon infants show the same preferential looking behaviour as adults?

Lange-Küttner, Christiane

Birdsong and human speech share some genetic origins (Haesler, Rochefort, Georgi, Licznerski, Osten, & Scharff, 2007; Vargha-Khadem, Gadian, Copp, & Mishkin, 2005). In two studies (N = 67 infants and N = 28 adults) in Scotland (UK) and Saxony (Germany), perceptual discrimination of innate, repetitiv...

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Die Anfänge bibliographischer Darstellung der deutschen Literatur des 19. Jahrhunderts Untersuchungen zur Vorgeschichte des "Deutschen Schriftsteller-Lexikons 1830 - 1880"

Jacob, Marianne

Das Forschungsgebiet der deutschen Literaturgeschichte verfügt heute - wie die meisten anderen Zweige der Wissenschaft - über ein leistungsfähiges Informationssystem. Dieses bestehende Netzwerk ist zugleich mit dem in den letzten einhundert Jahren konstituierten Fach entstanden und gewachsen; es spi...

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Cross-Germanic Promotion to Subject in Ditransitive Passives – a Feature-Driven Account

Platzack, Christer

Languages differ with respect to which element they select as the subject in passive of ditransitive verbs: either the active indirect object (the goal argument) or the active direct object (the theme argument). In standard American English, e.g., only the goal argument may be promoted, as shown by ...

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Consumer heterogeneity evolving from social group dynamics: latent class analyses of German footwear consumption 1980-1991

Frenzel Baudisch, Alexander

Boundedly rational consumers rely on their social environment as a source of information. Drawing upon psychological theories about social comparison processes, we hypothesize that social reference groups underlie market segments. New reference groups can emerge from social comparison processes, lea...

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Children's Gestures from 18 to 30 months

Andrén, Mats

This thesis concerns the nature of the gestures performed by five Swedish children. The children are followed from 18 to 30 months of age: an age range which is characterized by a rapid succession of developmental changes in children's abilities to communicate by means of both spoken language and ge...

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Chemical footprints as cues to foraging bumblebees and pollination ecologists

Witjes, Sebastian

Many plant species are known to emit species-specific floral scents to attract or guide pollinators, thereby ensuring cross pollination. In combination with visual traits, pollinators use these cues to localize floral resources and to specialize on the most rewarding plant species. To complicate mat...

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Janusch, Cornelia

Die vorliegende Arbeit liefert erstmals einen umfassenden Überblick über die molekulare Epidemiologie von Methicillin resistenten Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) eines nordhessischen Krankenhauses inklusive seines Umfeldes und deren Entwicklung in einem Zeitraum von fünf Jahren. Von besonderer Bedeutun...

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Breuilly, John

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