Sample records for subpoenas duces tecum

  1. 78 FR 35051 - Certain Encapsulated Integrated Circuit Devices and Products Containing Same; Commission... (United States)


    ... the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server at . The... enforce a February 11, 2004, subpoena duces tecum and ad testificandum directed to ASAT resulted in a July...

  2. 75 FR 43553 - In the Matter of Certain Encapsulated Integrated Circuit Devices and Products Containing Same... (United States)


    ... server ( ). The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission..., 2004, subpoena duces tecum and ad testificandum directed to ASAT resulted in a July 1, 2008, order and...

  3. 44 CFR 5.89 - Waiver. (United States)


    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Waiver. 5.89 Section 5.89 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY... appropriate in order that a response in strict compliance with the terms of a subpoena duces tecum or the...

  4. 44 CFR 5.84 - Production of documents in private litigation. (United States)


    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Production of documents in private litigation. 5.84 Section 5.84 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT... FEMA shall respond in strict compliance with the terms of a subpoena duces tecum unless specifically...

  5. 46 CFR 550.503 - Subpoenas. (United States)


    ... Proceedings § 550.503 Subpoenas. In proceedings under this part, the Commission may by subpoena compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of books, papers, documents, and other evidence. ...

  6. 29 CFR 1603.211 - Subpoenas. (United States)


    ... STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE COMPLAINTS OF EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION UNDER SECTION 304 OF THE... party, the administrative law judge may on behalf of the Commission issue a subpoena requiring the... shall state the name and address of the party at whose request the subpoena was issued, identify the...

  7. 29 CFR 90.14 - Subpoena power. (United States)


    ... 29 Labor 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Subpoena power. 90.14 Section 90.14 Labor Office of the Secretary of Labor CERTIFICATION OF ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY FOR WORKER ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE Petitions and Determinations of Eligibility To Apply for Adjustment Assistance § 90.14 Subpoena power. (a) The Director may...

  8. 33 CFR 20.608 - Subpoenas. (United States)


    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Subpoenas. 20.608 Section 20.608 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY GENERAL RULES OF PRACTICE... person serving a subpoena shall prepare a written statement setting forth either the date, time, and...

  9. 42 CFR 426.535 - Subpoenas. (United States)


    ... PROGRAM REVIEW OF NATIONAL COVERAGE DETERMINATIONS AND LOCAL COVERAGE DETERMINATIONS Review of an NCD...) Include the docket number and title of the NCD under review. (3) Provide notice that the subpoena is...

  10. 5 CFR 294.111 - Custody of records; subpoenas. (United States)


    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Custody of records; subpoenas. 294.111... § 294.111 Custody of records; subpoenas. (a) The Chief, Plans and Policies Division, Administration Group, OPM, has official custody of OPM records. A subpoena or other judicial order for an official...

  11. 20 CFR 405.332 - Subpoenas. (United States)


    ...' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW PROCESS FOR ADJUDICATING INITIAL DISABILITY CLAIMS Administrative Law Judge Hearing § 405.332 Subpoenas. (a) When it is reasonably necessary for the full presentation of a claim, an administrative law judge may, on his or her own initiative or at your...

  12. 29 CFR 2700.60 - Subpoenas. (United States)


    ... served by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, but, in such case, any risk of delivery... same fees and mileage as are paid in the district courts of the United States. The witness fees and... person served with a subpoena may move within 5 days of service or at the hearing, whichever is sooner...

  13. 10 CFR 431.406 - Subpoena. (United States)


    ... 10 Energy 3 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Subpoena. 431.406 Section 431.406 Energy DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ENERGY CONSERVATION ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM FOR CERTAIN COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT... attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of relevant books, records, papers, and other...

  14. 14 CFR 13.111 - Subpoenas. (United States)


    ... Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION PROCEDURAL RULES INVESTIGATIVE AND ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES Formal Fact-Finding Investigation Under an Order of Investigation § 13... investigation, the Presiding Officer may issue a subpoena directing any person to appear at a designated time...

  15. 28 CFR 50.10 - Policy with regard to the issuance of subpoenas to members of the news media, subpoenas for... (United States)


    ... considering issuing a subpoena to a member of the news media, and similarly all reasonable alternative... from alternative nonmedia sources. (4) The use of subpoenas to members of the news media should, except... subpoenas to members of the news media, subpoenas for telephone toll records of members of the news media...

  16. 45 CFR 681.20 - Can witnesses be subpoenaed? (United States)


    ... 45 Public Welfare 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Can witnesses be subpoenaed? 681.20 Section 681.20 Public Welfare Regulations Relating to Public Welfare (Continued) NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION PROGRAM FRAUD CIVIL REMEDIES ACT REGULATIONS Hearing Procedures § 681.20 Can witnesses be subpoenaed? (a) A...

  17. Administrative Subpoenas in Criminal Investigations: A Brief Legal Analysis

    National Research Council Canada - National Science Library

    Doyle, Charles


    .... Several statutes at least arguably authorize the use of administrative subpoenas primarily or exclusively for use in a criminal investigation in cases involving health care fraud, child abuse, Secret...

  18. Administrative Subpoenas in Criminal Investigations: A Brief Legal Analysis

    National Research Council Canada - National Science Library

    Doyle, Charles


    Administrative subpoena authority is the power vested in various administrative agencies to compel testimony or the production of documents or both in aid of the agencies performance of their duties...

  19. 39 CFR 3005.11 - General rule-subpoenas. (United States)


    ... subpoena to any covered person. (b) The written concurrence of a majority of the Commissioners then holding... attendance and presentation of testimony or the production of documentary or other evidence with respect to... confidential research, development, or commercial information not be revealed or be revealed only in a...

  20. 22 CFR 1411.11 - Compliance with subpoenas. (United States)



  1. 12 CFR 19.184 - Service of subpoena and payment of witness expenses. (United States)


    ... 12 Banks and Banking 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Service of subpoena and payment of witness expenses. 19.184 Section 19.184 Banks and Banking COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY RULES OF PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE Formal Investigations § 19.184 Service of subpoena and payment of...

  2. 45 CFR 681.21 - Who pays the costs for a subpoena? (United States)


    ... 45 Public Welfare 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Who pays the costs for a subpoena? 681.21 Section 681.21 Public Welfare Regulations Relating to Public Welfare (Continued) NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION PROGRAM FRAUD CIVIL REMEDIES ACT REGULATIONS Hearing Procedures § 681.21 Who pays the costs for a subpoena...

  3. 33 CFR 148.252 - What is the procedure for serving a subpoena? (United States)


    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false What is the procedure for serving a subpoena? 148.252 Section 148.252 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF... Hearings § 148.252 What is the procedure for serving a subpoena? (a) A party may submit a request for a...

  4. Administrative Subpoenas and National Security Letters in Criminal and Foreign Intelligence Investigations: Background and Proposed Adjustments

    National Research Council Canada - National Science Library

    Doyle, Charles


    .... Several statutes at least arguably authorize the use of administrative subpoenas primarily or exclusively for use in a criminal investigation in cases involving health care fraud, child abuse, Secret...

  5. 32 CFR 700.822 - Delivery of personnel to civil authorities and service of subpoena or other process. (United States)


    ... personnel to civil authorities and service of subpoena or other process. (a) Commanding officers or other... 32 National Defense 5 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Delivery of personnel to civil authorities and service of subpoena or other process. 700.822 Section 700.822 National Defense Department of Defense...

  6. 7 CFR 1.29 - Subpoenas relating to investigations under statutes administered by the Secretary of Agriculture. (United States)


    ... 7 Agriculture 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Subpoenas relating to investigations under statutes administered by the Secretary of Agriculture. 1.29 Section 1.29 Agriculture Office of the Secretary of Agriculture ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS Departmental Proceedings § 1.29 Subpoenas relating to investigations...

  7. 44 CFR 5.83 - Authority to accept service of subpoenas. (United States)


    ... production of records held by FEMA Regional offices or for the oral or written testimony of FEMA Regional... AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY GENERAL PRODUCTION OR DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION Subpoenas or Other Legal Demands for Testimony or the Production or Disclosure of Records or Other Information § 5.83...

  8. 10 CFR 1003.8 - Subpoenas, special report orders, oaths, witnesses. (United States)


    ... best of his knowledge, information, and belief each document responsive to the subpoena is being... of a claim of attorney-client or other privilege, the person submitting the certification required by... follows: (1) Upon the initiative of the attorney or witness, the attorney may advise his client, in...

  9. 10 CFR 205.8 - Subpoenas, special report orders, oaths, witnesses. (United States)


    ... the subpoena, and (ii) to the best of his knowledge, information, and belief each document responsive... because of a claim of attorney-client or other privilege, the person submitting the certification required... advise his client, in confidence, with respect to the question asked his client, and if the witness...

  10. 22 CFR 172.3 - Service of subpoenas, court orders, and other demands or requests for official information or... (United States)


    ..., decline to accept the subpoena, demand or request or shall return them to the server under cover of a written communication referring to the procedures prescribed in this part. (c) Except as otherwise...

  11. 45 CFR 1201.4 - Service of subpoenas, court orders, and other demands or requests for official information or... (United States)


    ..., after consultation with the General Counsel, decline to accept the subpoena, and demand or request the return of it under cover of a written communication referring to the procedures prescribed in this part...

  12. 24 CFR 81.77 - Requests for GSE information on behalf of Congress, the Comptroller General, a subpoena, or other... (United States)


    ... SECRETARY OF HUD'S REGULATION OF THE FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION (FANNIE MAE) AND THE FEDERAL HOME... Comptroller General's authorized representatives, in the course of the performance of the duties of the General Accounting Office; (3) A court of competent jurisdiction pursuant to a subpoena; or (4) As...

  13. 7 CFR 47.17 - Subpoenas. (United States)


    ... of the Department of Agriculture AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Standards, Inspections, Marketing Practices), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE MARKETING OF PERISHABLE AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES RULES OF PRACTICE... documents desired and shall show their competency, relevancy, materiality, and the necessity for their...

  14. 32 CFR Appendix C to Part 275 - Obtaining Access by Administrative or Judicial Subpoena or by Formal Written Request (United States)


    ... records from a financial institution may be obtained by Government authority when the nature of the.... Within the Department of Defense, the Inspector General, DoD, has the authority under the Inspector.... State that access is sought in connection with a legitimate law enforcement inquiry. 4. Describe the...

  15. Evaluation of Sufficiency of Subpoena Authority Within the Department of Defense in Support of General Crimes Investigations

    National Research Council Canada - National Science Library


    ... (including pornography and child solicitation). The NAPA panel recommended that DoD consider providing approval authority to the Services' General Counsels or to some other appropriate Service official...

  16. 39 CFR 265.13 - Compliance with subpoenas, summonses, and court orders by postal employees within the Inspection... (United States)


    ... assigned to the Postal Inspection Service, student interns, contractors and employees of contractors who... the affected field Division, after consulting with Inspection Service legal counsel. (6) The... the affected field Division, who will make the decision after consulting with Inspection Service legal...

  17. Report of the Defense Science Board Task Force on Defensive Information Operations. 2000 Summer Study. Volume II (United States)


    computer crime investigators working cases with national security implications should be prohibited from using grand jury subpoenas without... working cases with national security implications should be prohibitedfrom using grandjury subpoenas without interagency approval. "* The Secretary of

  18. 29 CFR 1603.212 - Witness fees. (United States)


    ... STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE COMPLAINTS OF EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION UNDER SECTION 304 OF THE... be paid or offered to the witness by the party requesting the subpoena at the time the subpoena is...

  19. 32 CFR Appendix L to Part 275 - Format for Customer Notice for Administrative or Judicial Subpoena or for a Formal Written Request (United States)


    ... to other Government authorities for legitimate law enforcement inquiries, in which event you will be... Government and either giving the reasons you believe that the records are not relevant to the legitimate law... following United States District Courts: 3. Serve the Government authority requesting the records by mailing...

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    tion, which can lead to the extinction of the species in the region, if the pressure continues for a long time. Basic knowledge of ... in cans (usually used on cars and decorative articles) pro- duced the best results. This paint is fast drying and pro- duces light grains on the feathers. Its light reflecting ability in the rainforest is an ...

  1. 4 CFR 28.48 - Service. (United States)


    ... 4 Accounts 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Service. 28.48 Section 28.48 Accounts GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE GENERAL PROCEDURES GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE PERSONNEL APPEALS BOARD; PROCEDURES... Subpoenas § 28.48 Service. Service of a subpoena may be made by a United States Marshal or Deputy Marshal or...

  2. 39 CFR 913.2 - Service. (United States)


    ... 39 Postal Service 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Service. 913.2 Section 913.2 Postal Service UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE PROCEDURES PROCEDURES FOR THE ISSUANCE OF ADMINISTRATIVE SUBPOENAS UNDER 39 U.S.C. 3016 § 913.2 Service. (a) Service within the United States. A subpoena issued under this section may be...

  3. 32 CFR Appendix J to Part 275 - Format for Customer Authorization (United States)


    ... Financial Privacy Act of 1978 Federal law protects the privacy of your financial records. Before banks, savings and loan associations, credit unions, credit card issuers, or other financial institutions may... by means of a lawful administrative subpoena or summons, search warrant, judicial subpoena, or formal...

  4. 12 CFR 747.100 - Discovery limitations. (United States)


    ... 12 Banks and Banking 6 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Discovery limitations. 747.100 Section 747.100 Banks and Banking NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION REGULATIONS AFFECTING CREDIT UNIONS... determine whether the subpoenaed person made an adequate search for, and has produced, all subpoenaed...

  5. 33 CFR 20.609 - Motions to quash or modify. (United States)


    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Motions to quash or modify. 20.609 Section 20.609 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY... time specified in the subpoena for compliance, whichever is earlier. (c) If the subpoena is served at a...

  6. Yeast Interacting Proteins Database: YMR068W, YGL250W [Yeast Interacting Proteins Database

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available duced PIS1 expression and growth defects on non-fermentable carbon sources and mi...ion; null mutant displays reduced PIS1 expression and growth defects on non-fermentable carbon sources and m

  7. New pneumococcal conjugate vaccine introductions in four sub ...

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    dose vials without preserva- tive, raising concerns about the risk of Adverse Events. Following Immunisations (AEFIs) when first intro- duced in low-income settings8. As more vaccines are added to routine immunisation schedules, questions have ...

  8. Michael Faraday· Discovery of Electromagnetic Induction -R-ES ...

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    , electricity, heat and magnetism) are pro- duced by the same power'. It took Oersted fourteen years to find physical evidence of the above 'naturphilosophie', and when he found it, scepticism appeared to have overtaken him. Oersted's.

  9. 40 CFR 1068.125 - What happens if I violate the regulations? (United States)


    ... continue in business. (vii) Such other matters as justice may require. (2) Subpoenas for witnesses who must...), and a quarterly nonpayment penalty for each quarter you do not pay. The quarterly nonpayment penalty...

  10. 38 CFR 1.494 - Procedures and criteria for orders authorizing disclosure and use of records to criminally... (United States)


    ... application may be filed separately, as part of an application for a subpoena or other compulsory process, or... specified in the applications; and (3) Include such other measures as are necessary to limit disclosure and...

  11. 78 FR 42573 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; New York Stock Exchange LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate... (United States)


    ... Civil Procedure regarding document requests and subpoenas for documents.\\11\\ \\11\\ See Fed. R. Civ. P. 34... and discretion then residing therein. \\16\\ See Fed. R. Civ. P. 4. Notice to Member Organizations and...

  12. 18 CFR 1308.53 - Service. (United States)


    ... 18 Conservation of Power and Water Resources 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Service. 1308.53... Subpoenas § 1308.53 Service. A subpoena may be served at any place, and may be served by any individual not a party who is at least 18 years of age, or as otherwise provided by law. Service may be made by an...

  13. Smoke Emissions from Aircraft Interior Materials at Elevated Heat Flux Levels Using Modified NBS Smoke Chamber. (United States)


    sample actually grew out of the holder and extended toward the furnace, pro- ducing a dense, black , sooty smoke at the higher heat fluxes. It then...also pro- ducing vast amounts of black , sooty smoke at the higher heat fluxes. For these two plastics, smoke increased monotonically with increasing...PVF/f iberglaes-phenolic/ 0.505 89.9 Pmel Overhead Nomex Peper -phenolic Stowage honeycomb/fiberglass phenolic .26 Wool Car,e 0.250 74.0 Floering

  14. Family law matters - a guide for GPs. (United States)

    Minnery, Sarah


    General practitioners are regularly called upon to assist their patients in family law disputes. They are often served with a subpoena to produce their patient's file, or that of their children, and can be called upon to provide short reports regarding various health conditions of their patients. Doctors can also sometimes become witnesses in family law litigation and the time needed to participate is rarely compensated. OBJECTIVE This article aims to provide GPs with key information in relation to responding to a subpoena and the preparation of reports in family law matters. Careful preparation of subpoenas and reports by GPs who find themselves embroiled in the family law disputes of their patients can save significant time and costs to all involved.

  15. strength and ductility of forged 1200 aluminum alloy reinforced

    African Journals Online (AJOL)


    Strength and ductility responses of forged AA1200 aluminum alloy reinforced with steel particles have been studied. Steel particles of sizes 106, ... duced cylindrical shape samples, which were homogenized at 420 which were homogenized at 4200C ..... Microstructural analysis shows that matrix of. AA1200 aluminum-steel ...

  16. Evaluation of micronucleus frequency by acridine orange ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    Smita Jyoti


    Dec 11, 2012 ... a mutagenic test system for the detection of chemicals that in- duces the formation of small membrane ... pose of the micronucleus assay is to detect those agents which modify the chromosome structure and ... ent work is to make individuals aware about the mutagenic and carcinogenic effects of smoking ...

  17. A Study of Gaps in Attack Analysis (United States)


    Kührer, Thomas Hupperich, Christian Rossow, and Thorsten Holz. Exit from Hell? Re- ducing the Impact of Amplification DDoS Attacks. In Proceedings of...Revisiting Network Protocols for DDoS Abuse. In 21st Annual Network and Distributed System Security Symposium, NDSS 2014, San Diego, California, USA

  18. Upper petal lip colour polymorphism in Collinsia heterophylla ...

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Understanding the genetics of a polymorphic trait is important to predict its likely evolution. In Collinsia ... [Lankinen Å. 2009 Upper petal lip colour polymorphism in Collinisia heterophylla (Plantaginaceae): genetic basis within a population and its use as a ...... duces inbreeding depression in Collinsia heterophylla (Plantagi-.

  19. Effects of landscape fragmentation on genetic diversity of Stipa ...

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    Aug 4, 2009 ... determine if and how these disturbances have impacted on genetic structure of S. krylovii populations, ... Key words: Stipa krylovii roshev, genetic diversity, landscape fragmentation, patch, habitat isolation, ISSR marker, rangeland ..... duce inbreeding depression in order to maintain the diversity of genetic ...

  20. Fonts per a l'estudi de la fraseologia catalana

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Josep V. Calatayud


    Full Text Available This article has a practical and orientative purpose: through the Catalan lexicographical production, it intro­duces a list of collections of idioms classified according to whether they incorporate with more or less intensity the reality of the idioms, in order to facilitate further investigations.

  1. Structure of nanocomposites of Al–Fe alloys prepared by ...

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)


    Abstract. Structures of Al-based nanocomposites of Al–Fe alloys prepared by mechanical alloying (MA) and subsequent annealing are compared with those obtained by rapid solidification processing (RSP). MA pro- duced only supersaturated solid solution of Fe in Al up to 10 at.% Fe, while for higher Fe content up to 20 at.

  2. An automated annotation tool for genomic DNA sequences using ...

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)


    1999), which is one of the major causes of stomach ulcers. Proteins encoded by the genome con- tain double ... causes symptoms of disease. Third, the organization pro- duces two distinct types of cell ..... cated in mortality associated with cerebral malaria where infected erythrocytes bind to the endothelial layers in the brain ...

  3. Long-term continuous administration of a hydro-ethanolic extract of ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    effect of a 90-day continuous oral administration of a hydro-ethanolic whole plant extract of Synedrella nodiflora. (SNE) in male ... duced significant decrease in white blood cell and neutrophil counts and an increase in albumin, globulin, total bili- rubin, total ...... of egg consumption and risk of cardiovascular dis- ease in men ...

  4. The South African commercial abalone Haliotis midae fishery began ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)


    closely associated with kelp Ecklonia maxima beds. Only a few large individuals are found between 10 and 20 m deep, and virtually no abalone occur at greater depths. The biology of the resource is de- scribed in Tarr (1992, 1993, 1995). In the past, a number of measures have been intro- duced to manage the resource.

  5. Reply: Is Kappaphycus alvarezii heading towards marine bioinvasion ?

    Digital Repository Service at National Institute of Oceanography (India)

    Verlecar, X.N.; Pereira, N.

    the alga intr o- duced by CSMCRI was of fo r eign origin, it was cited subsequently on the And a man coast by Rao and U m amaheshwar Rao 3 . However, drifted K. alvarezii was r e por - ted from Okha coast as early as 1970 by Krishnamurthy and Joshi...

  6. Influence of the concentration of carbon nanotubes on electrical ...

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Abstract. The goal of this work is to study the effect of high magnetic pulses on electrical property of carbon nanotube–polypyrrole (CNT–PPy) composites with different CNT concentrations. CNT–PPy composites are pro- duced in fractions of 1, 5 and 9 wt%. During the polymerization process, the CNTs are homogeneously ...

  7. Leptin and psychiatry

    African Journals Online (AJOL)


    food intake in non-depressed obese individuals without spe- cifically affecting carbohydrate intake. Weight is lost during the first few weeks of daily fluoxetine administration, and subsequently regained even though food intake remains re- duced. Fluoxetine selectively inhibits serotonin reuptake, lead- ing to enhanced ...

  8. Access, Use and Perceptions of Teachers and Students towards Mobile Phones as a Tool for Teaching and Learning in Tanzania (United States)

    Kafyulilo, Ayoub


    This study explored the access, use and perceptions of teachers and students towards mobile phones as a tool for facilitating teaching and learning beyond the classroom walls. A total of 29 pre-service teachers and four college instructors from Dar es salaam University College of Education (DUCE) as well as 12 in-service teachers and 40 students…

  9. Are Education Subsidies an Efficient Redistributive Device?

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    A.J. Dur (Robert); C.N. Teulings (Coen)


    textabstractWe argue that promoting education may be a means to re- duce income inequality. When workers of different skilllevels are imperfect substitutes in production, an increase in the level of human capital in the economy reduces the return to education and, hence, pre-tax income inequality.

  10. Linking Indian rivers vs Bay of Bengal monsoon Activity

    Digital Repository Service at National Institute of Oceanography (India)

    Rajamani, V.; Mohanty, U.C.; Ramesh, R.; Bhat, G.S.; Vinayachandran, P.N.; Sengupta, D.; PrasannaKumar, S.; Kolli, R.K.

    - fa ce, more h y drophobic and charged residues at the subunit inte r face, slightly more hydrogen bonds per residue in the overall structure and a r e duced number of residues per monomer due to loop d e- letions. Akihiko Yamagishi...

  11. (HbCCH1) from Hevea brasiliensis

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    Jun 20, 2011 ... were treated with 0.2% ethephon and 0.1% jasmonic acid (JA) according to the Hao .... duced by ethephon. al nutrient found in chloro- ed with Cu/Zn superoxide. 005). Copper chaperones binding proteins required. Puig et al., 2007). .... from tomato fruits infected with Botrytis cinerea by differential display.

  12. JPRS Report, Science & Technology, Japan (United States)


    Hokkaido University (Professor Sumi Ochifuji) Development of heatpump suited to cold districts R&D of regenera- tive heater Hokkaido Prefectural...because there is a risk that the electrode will be suffocated by the precipitation of carbon. Generally, the gas pro- duced as a result of

  13. Clinical significance of sCD86 levels in patients with acute ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    Nahla Hamed


    Jun 12, 2011 ... hematopoietic stem cell disorders that result from genetic alter- ations in normal hematopoietic stem cells. These alterations in- duce differentiation arrest and/or excessive proliferation of abnormal leukemic cells or blasts.1,2. The generation of both humoral immune responses (by B cells) and cell mediated ...

  14. Incidence of atmospheric pollen in the Pretoria- Witwatersrand ...

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    Jan 19, 1991 ... Panicles are aspirated through a narrow orifice at IQ Vminute, and impacted onto .... willows (s. babylonica) seen along rivers throughout the country are thought all to be clones of the original female tree intro- duced into the country.18 Thus no pollen of this species will be found. Relatively large amounts of ...


    International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Digital Library (Canada)

    Crops such as potato have the potential to feed and con- tribute to the food security of vulnerable populations who depend on this ancestral tuber for their daily nutrition. But high-quality varieties are required. This Canadian–Colombian research project uses innovative genetic techniques to pro- duce biofortified potatoes ...

  16. new potato varieties fight poverty and malnutrition in colombia

    International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Digital Library (Canada)

    cost calories for families in colombia. it is the main crop pro- duced by the 67 indigenous communities in nariño, a region with the second highest rate of malnutrition in the country. Yet, this staple crop is highly susceptible to late blight disease that results in low yields and, because of the poor quality of potato, nutritionally ...

  17. Resonant Acoustic Determination of Complex Elastic Moduli (United States)


    acrylic sealers are suggested). After sufficient drying time, approximately thirty (30) minutes after last coat, the final surface preparation consists...PR-1543, contain isocyanates and can pro- duce irritation or allergic reaction following contact with the skin, eyes or mucous membranes. Avoid all

  18. AcEST: DK961080 [AcEST

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available DMT3 Definition tr|A2DMT3|A2DMT3_TRIVA Dentin sialophosphoprotein, putative OS=Tr...ducing significant alignments: (bits) Value tr|A2DMT3|A2DMT3_TRIVA Dentin sialoph...utative uncharacterized protein OS=Ustil... 34 7.7 >tr|A2DMT3|A2DMT3_TRIVA Dentin

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    ajl yemi

    alkaloids, carbohydrates, terpenoids, steroids and flavonoids (Edoga et al., 2005; Mann, 1978). In most cases, these substances appear to be non-essential to the plant producing them. For example, penicillin pro- duced by a few species of fungi (Family: Penicillinaceae) have great value to man as antibiotic, but appears to.

  20. Algorithms for balancing demand-side load and micro-generation in Islanded Operation

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    Molderink, Albert; Bakker, Vincent; Hurink, Johann L.; Smit, Gerardus Johannes Maria


    Micro-generators are devices installed in houses pro- ducing electricity at kilowatt level. These appliances can increase energy ef��?ciency signi��?cantly, especially when their runtime is optimized. During power outages micro- generators can supply critical systems and decrease dis- comfort. In

  1. Engineering Design Handbook. Helicopter Engineering. Part One. Preliminary Design (United States)


    low side,often underestimating total system costs by factors of costs. Another way of dividing these costs is into non- tota sysem b facors recurring...amplitude of angle of attack, and re- Fig. 5.16. Lift Deficiency OA/OB and p’uis Lago duced frequency. The available data for NACA 0012 Ys Reduced


    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)


    Generalized density-functional theory: Conquering the N-representability problem with exact functionals for the electron pair density and the second-order re- duced density matrix. 507. Chemical reactivity of hypervalent silicon com- pounds: The local hard and soft acids and bases prin- ciple viewpoint. 525. A philicity based ...


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    getable ingredients of animal or vegetable origin are pro- duced during a ... (c) Starch Extraction. Rendering Providing. Animd ProEins. (a) Fish Processing. (b) Abbatoir Rendering. Edible Oil Extraction. Prwiding Vegetable. Protein. Brewen Grains. 220 ... By defini tion lucerne, lucerne meal and dehydrated lucerne are.

  4. Structural, optical spectroscopy, optical conductivity and dielectric ...

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    may be mainly associated with the structural disorder pro- duced by mixture of cubic double and hexagonal pervoskite phases, impurities, defects, grain boundaries and dangling bond states in BTFW ceramic. In the context of the determination of the energy that characterizes our sample, we also investigated the photon.

  5. Preliminary design of high-power wave-guide/transmission system ...

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    . This LINAC will be needing CW rf power in the frequency ranges of 350 MHz and 700 MHz for its RFQ and. DTL/CCDTL/SFDTL structures respectively. The power to the accelerating structures will be pro- duced by either 1 MW CW or 250 kW ...

  6. Dept. of Agricultural Economics & Extension

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    duce poverty include education, credit, durable assets, living in the forest belt and in the south of the country. .... underscores the importance of education and extension services in the technology adoption/diffusion process. Poverty is a ...... Detwerminantes de la Pobreza de los hogares, México. Revista Mexicana de ...

  7. A primer for electroweak induced low-energy nuclear reactions

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Abstract. Under special circumstances, electromagnetic and weak interactions can in- duce low-energy nuclear reactions to occur with observable rates for a variety of processes. A common element in all these applications is that the electromagnetic energy stored in many relatively slow-moving electrons can – under ...

  8. The trigger-tube: A new apparatus and method for mixing solutes for ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)


    Jul 17, 2009 ... The trigger-tube apparatus and method was developed for mixing solutes and tracers for injection tests. The apparatus is a cap-trigger tube segment and the technique mixes solutes in boreholes in 2 min. Trigger-tube with solute/tracer is intro- duced into the well, the trigger is released, the tube is ...

  9. Collapse revival behaviour of the entanglement between V-type ...

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)


    May 2, 2013 ... Abstract. In this paper the time evolution of von Neumann entropy, as a measure of entanglement between V-type three-level atoms and the union of a two-mode field, is studied. The atom–field interaction is assumed to occur in a Kerr-type medium with an intensity-dependent coupling. Intro- ducing a ...

  10. Solidification and microstructure of thin walled ductile cast iron

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Pedersen, Karl Martin


    In the recent years there has been an increasing interest in light constructions in order to save weight in e.g. cars. Ductile cast iron has good mechanical properties but it is necessary to re­duce the wall thicknesses of the castings in order to reduce the weight. Reducing the wall thicknesses...

  11. Combining Architecture-Centric Engineering with the Team Software Process (United States)


    budget. Combining ACE practices with TSP is now in the pilot stage. Similar approaches are also being piloted by others. Humberto Cervantes and his...implementation team in the next cycle. The principle objectives of this phase were to pro - duce the Version 2 architecture ready for review by a formal

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    are injured each year in traffic crashes throughout the world [1]. According to estimates made by. Murray and ... duces the risk of death and serious injury in a crash by 45%, to 60% and serious injury to the head, chest ... sis of the data was performed and chi-square test was used to determine the association driver seat belt ...

  13. Editorial

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    age did not mellow. The letter of Pitt to Carl Johnson, repro- duced here, is a gem and is representative of Pitt's epigrammatic and emphatic style of writing. All matters are carefully consid- ered and closely ... insightful concepts, creative ideas and plausible hypotheses, many of which have not been tested... I continue to read.

  14. Exponential decay for solutions to semilinear damped wave equation

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    Gerbi, Stéphane


    This paper is concerned with decay estimate of solutions to the semilinear wave equation with strong damping in a bounded domain. Intro- ducing an appropriate Lyapunov function, we prove that when the damping is linear, we can find initial data, for which the solution decays exponentially. This result improves an early one in [4].

  15. Acid mine water neutralisation with ammonium hydroxide and ...

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    May 30, 2013 ... duced to precipitate the remaining metals such as Mn and Al. Unfortunately, its successful application is limited as it only lowers SO4 concentration to around 1 200 mg/ℓ (INAP, 2000). Other treatment techniques have been developed that utilise limestone, which can neutralise acid but does not raise the pH.

  16. Speaking Truth to Power: A Personal Journey through the Politics of ...

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    New Left liter ature I was exposed to at Rhodes made me wary of their allegiance to the Soviet Union, and intro duced me ... scientisation of new students. All black students, as well as those white .... Journals such as Socialist Register, New Left. Review, Monthly Review, Review of African Political Economyand others were.

  17. JPRS Report, Soviet Union, Political Affairs (United States)


    space for producing refrigerators, kitchen suites, and electric meat grinders, raising the volume of consumer goods production from R65 million in...out medical items, such as single-use scari- fiers (at the "Algoritm" plant); "Uzbekkhimmash" pro- duces up to 300,000 spatulas , and such unique

  18. Dicty_cDB: Contig-U12566-1 [Dicty_cDB

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    Full Text Available ducing significant alignments: (bits) Value CP000812_1144( CP000812 |pid:none) Thermotoga lettingae TMO, com...12 |pid:none) Thermotoga lettingae TMO, complete genome. Length = 441 Score = 36.2 bits (82), Expect = 2.7 I

  19. IDRC in Sierra Leone

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    Process for certifying diamonds. Nearly. 50 countries now support this process, which has significantly re duced the traffic in ... and education. □ Regulating private security companies. Funding: $502,300 (Regional). Duration: 2008–2011. Grantee: Institute for Security Studies,. South Africa. Six African countries, including ...

  20. J-PARC and the prospective neutron sciences

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    duces about 25 neutrons from a lead target, with low heat deposition in the target. (figure 2). Studies in 1990s proved that the neutron production yield by the spallation re ... where the depths of poisoning plate from the moderator surfaces are 2.5 cm and 4 cm respectively. In the 1/E region for each moderator the pulse width.

  1. Steven Vogel (1940–2015)

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    ber and Reynolds number which are helpful in appreciating the Classics article by Vogel repro- duced in this issue. Steven Vogel was an eminent American biophysicist. He made seminal contributions which resulted in more than. 100 journal articles and 10 very insightful books that cover a variety of topic in biomechanics.

  2. Co-constructive development of a green chemistry-based model for the assessment of nanoparticles synthesis (United States)

    Nanomaterials (materials at the nanoscale, 10 −9 meters) are extensively used in several industry sectors due to the improved properties they empower commercial products with. There is a pressing need to pro- duce these materials more sustainably. This paper proposes a Multiple C...

  3. Community Based Distribution of Child Spacing Methods at ...

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    Cost recovery in child spacing services needs to be intro- duced in the early stages of the CBD programmes. ... but some who wished to come failed to do so because oflong distances from their home to hospital, and some because ... To generate 4,800 couple years of protection. Other activities of the project includes the ...

  4. laboratory study of the effect of temperature changes on mixing and ...

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    the organic content of the effluent to more sta- ble and less offensive ... The mixing of the pond contents is an im- portant mechanism, which ... the temperature rises to 50‰. When the tem- perature drops to about 15‰, methane pro- ducing bacteria become quite inactive, and. Nigerian Journal of Technology. Vol. 30, No. 1.

  5. Near East/South Asia Report (United States)


    capable of pro- ducing multiple neuroses, even on a national scale. On the other hand, "reliance on one’s own strength" implies a rehab - ilitation...behavior, we note that from 1872 to 1954 the demographic curve is first level, then consistently ascending with uneven periods due to epi - demics and

  6. Generalized r-Lah numbers

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    Abstract. In this paper, we consider a two-parameter polynomial generalization, denoted by Ga,b(n, k; r), of the r-Lah numbers which reduces to these recently intro- duced numbers when a = b = 1. We present several identities for Ga,b(n, k; r) that generalize earlier identities given for the r-Lah and r-Stirling numbers.

  7. Lighting Study Security System Modifications (United States)


    cause damage to the ballast. 4-3.6. Low Pressure Sodium ULPS) Lamp. a. History . The first practical LPS lamp was intro- duced commercially in this...INC. 3386 Longh;r Road Bulder , Colrado 80302 Phone 442.1255, Area Code 303 REPORT NO. 16969 SHEET 51SUPPLEMENTARY CP DATA) DATE 8-6-73 AVERAGE GF RIGHT

  8. Synthesis and Photocatalytic Activity of Zn Cd S/TiO ...

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    Photocatalytic degradation of organic contaminants has received more attention due to its high ... organic dyes or mixed dyes such as N37, or N719;8 (3) use of semi- conductor composites such as CdS,9 SnO,10 PbS11. ... Meanwhile, nanofibres with complex architecture can be pro- duced by combing electrospinning and ...

  9. Differentiation studies of predominant lactic acid bacteria isolated ...

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    Aug 8, 2011 ... and AA11 could use inulin as a carbon source for pro- ducing organic acid. Phylogenetic analyses based on the 16S-rRNA genes, pheS genes and RAPD analyses. The comparative analyses of 16S rRNA and pheS gene sequences showed the same results of isolates belonging species. The phylogenetic ...

  10. Parametric study of radiofrequency helium discharge under ...

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    Nov 2, 2016 ... treatment of heat sensitive surfaces such as wounds. [4,22]. Compared to different types of APGD plasma sources, the radiofrequency (RF) APGD plasmas pro- duced between two naked metallic electrodes have attracted considerable interest of the researchers in recent years, due to the distinct advantage ...

  11. Ru ion in CeO2 (Ce0.95Ru0.05O2−δ): A non-deactivating, non ...

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    carbon and carbonate formation and sintering of Ru. Due to highly acidic nature of Ru4+ ion, surface carbon- ... Gasification of bio-mass or wood is another way to pro- duce syngas, also known as wood gas.1,2 WGS ... WGS reaction cycle due to absence of surface carbonate and formate formation. Surface carbonate and ...

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    the availability, use and quality of maternal and newbom care, and to identify gaps in the provision of ma— ... duced in Zambia in 1992 in order to address .... the WHO guidelines. Provision of antenatal care service was regarded as the minimum in— clusion criteria, as it was assumed that preg— nant women not receiving ...

  13. A Confidence Paradigm for Classification Systems (United States)


    some of the overall vocabulary of ATR as well as an object-taxonomy. Fenton and Wang [20] state that classical multi-criteria decision making ( MCDM ...paper intro- duces general fuzzy MCDM problem. The authors state that they believe risk and confidence are the two dimensions in which the DM’s

  14. Biosensors for the detection of Escherichia coli

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    Although Escherichia coli is still considered the best indicator of water quality, cell numbers may be below detection limits, or the cells may ..... ring between chemical reactions (chemical energy) and trans- duce these changes into .... dissolved oxygen and produce hydrogen peroxide (De Corcuera and Cavalieri, 2010) in a ...

  15. Short communications

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    In 1967, one of us (IP) had flown as low as he could over very smooth water on. Lake Magadi to test another pilot's assertion of how difficult it was in such circum- .... were emitted at oblique angles (pulses directed down at obtuse angles would pro- duce strong echoes back to their source, but as would be the case in a fast ...

  16. urban consumer willingness to pay for introduced dessert bananas ...

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    effect of dessert attributes and consumer characteristics on consumers' willingness to pay for these new bananas among the urban consumers was not known. This study was undertaken to determine awareness of the intro- duced dessert bananas among urban consumers, and the effect of introduced dessert banana ...

  17. Studies on middle silkgland proteins of cocoon colour sex-limited ...

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    Generally, bivoltine silkworm varieties produce a white cocoon. Some varieties, however, can pro- duce coloured cocoons, and are sex-limited (colour co- coons are females and white cocoons are males). The molecular mechanism of cocoon colour form, and the pig- ments transfer in the silkworm body is not clear. Zeinab.


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    diffudit cristas argolis hydra nouas.31. Pur nella consolatoria prospettiva di una Roma rinascente, si ha la percezione che il tema delle rovine si accompagni a una più estesa. 29. Cf. vv. 1-2: “Romanas vidi duce te, Vertumne, ruinas | priscaque templa bonis credita celitibus” ('sotto la tua guida, o Vertunno, ho visto le rovine ...

  19. Hybridization of several Aerides species and in vitro germination of ...

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    Sep 14, 2011 ... Continuing loss of native orchids has lead to an increased emphasis on orchid conservation. The loss of diversity in orchid population is worrying and conser- vation method including hybridization and in-vitro propagation are essential. Hybridization of orchids intro- duces a new dimension in the floriculture ...

  20. Research Article

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    Jun 11, 2016 ... Journal of Fundamental and Applied Scienc. ISSN 1112-9867 ... g this method in design of existing connections between precast co ural systems ... veral advantages of precast concrete structures, such as reducing ti ducing the ... Beam/column systems (a) single-storey columns (b) multi-storey columns. 3.

  1. Dicty_cDB: VSG588 [Dicty_cDB

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    Full Text Available ducing significant alignments: (bits) Value N BQ507669 |BQ507669.2 EST615084 Generation of a set of potato cSTS20D12 5' sequence, mRNA sequence. 32 0.079 3 BQ507668 |BQ507668.1 EST615083 Generation of a set of po

  2. Attack Trees with Sequential Conjunction

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    Jhawar, Ravi; Kordy, Barbara; Mauw, Sjouke; Radomirović, Sasa; Trujillo-Rasua, Rolando


    We provide the first formal foundation of SAND attack trees which are a popular extension of the well-known attack trees. The SAND at- tack tree formalism increases the expressivity of attack trees by intro- ducing the sequential conjunctive operator SAND. This operator enables the modeling of

  3. Obstetrical ultrasound training of and practise by general ...

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    Introduction. Prof. Ian Donald (1910-1987), an obstetrician from Scotland, intro- duced the diagnostic use of ultra- sound in clinical medicine. He pio- neered the use of ultrasound in obstetrics and gynaecology to eval- uate the foetus without exposure to the dangers of X-ray. The idea was conceived from the use of ...

  4. Classroom

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    ite image of the Mercury. Transit, taken by Domin- ique Derrick, Belgium, on the 7th of May 2003. (repro- duced with permission). CLASSROOM scale in our understanding of the Universe - the Astronomical. Unit, or the mean distance between the Earth and the Sun. Historically, the transits of Venus were the first opportunity.

  5. Synthesis of nanocrystalline TiB2 powder from TiO2, B2O3 and Mg ...

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    5Present address: Research Laboratory of Hydrothermal Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Kochi University, Kochi. 780-8520, Japan ... In this research work, microwave-assisted self-propagating high-temperature synthesis (SHS) process was employed .... duced powder was grounded in an alumina mortar and its composition ...

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    should therefore be performed. It has been shown that chlorhexidine skin preparation decreases the bacterial count on skin by 80-90%, resulting ... layers of the skin [12]. This problem may be re- duced by the use of povidone iodine. Povidone iodine is a polyvinyl pyrrolidone surfactant/iodine complex (PVP-I). that releases.

  7. Mylonitic volcanics near Puging, Upper Siang district, Arunachal ...

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    This phase of intrusion coincides with the timing when the folded thrust sheets of Siang valley were in place. Subsequent movement of the thrust sheets due to ENE–WSW compression pro- duced shear zones of brittle–ductile nature in the volcanics. However, neither these shear zones, nor the kinematic indicators within ...

  8. Saunders Mac Lane

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    category theory and their methods led to what came to be known later as homological algebra; both of these have proved highly influential in several branches of mathemat- ics. In their first collaborative paper, the words 'category' and 'functor' were intro- duced; according to Maclane, the first was 'purloined' from Kant and ...

  9. Interleukin-12 Induces a Th1-Like Response to Burkholderia mallei and Limited Protection in BALB/c Mice (United States)


    dependent on the concentration of IL-12. Mahon et al. [21] demonstrated that IL-12 increased the efficacy of a Bordetella pertussis acellular vaccine...Interleukin-12 is pro- duced by macrophages in response to live or killed Bordetella per- tussis and enhances the efficacy of an acellular pertussis

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    involved in carrying (Jut the test. . . -. '", . . Key words: Antisera, Antisera mixture, Bean, Cowpea; ELISA, Sensitivity, Virus, Virus mixture. Introduction. Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) origin~lly a!medical immunodiagnostic assay, was frrstintro,duced in plant virology by Voller et al. (197.6). Since then the method ...

  11. CIFSRF Achievements Brief

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    Using nanotechnology, researchers are intro- ducing the compound into cartons, wrappers, and other pack- aging, to increase storage life. The technology could benefit soft- fruit farmers the world over. Fish on farms improve nutrition: In Cambodia, researchers are adding essential nutrients to deficient diets by introducing ...

  12. Effect of residual elements on high performance nickel base ...

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    The need for better gas turbine operating efficiency and reliability has resulted in tightening of specification and acceptance standards ... added in controlled amounts to enhance the hot workability or high temperature performance. .... tion, tundish design and type of filter etc in order to pro- duce premium quality superalloys.

  13. Biological control of Microcystis dominated harmful algal blooms

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    Dec 29, 2008 ... Key words: Biological control, Microcystis aeruginosa, harmful algal blooms, predatory bacteria. INTRODUCTION. Harmful algal ... duces water quality with adverse effects on lake ecology, livestock, human water supply and .... more suitable than viruses as biocontrol agents because bacteria can survive on ...

  14. CASE SERIES Imaging of a rare disorder: macrodystrophia lipomatosa

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    duce income for themselves, and good docs who don't own a machine want to avoid generating income for plaintiffs' lawyers. Radiation regulations are to clinical decision-making what highway construction regulations are to NASCAR. You don't see speed limit signs on NASCAR tracks because that would be dumb.

  15. Pedological criteria for estimating the importance of subsurface ...

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    Oct 31, 2012 ... of the eluviated horizon (Soil Classification Working Group,. 1991 ... base cations. During dry aerobic periods Fe is oxidised pro- ducing exchangeable H+ which attacks clay mineral structures causing the release of silica and Al (Brinkman, 1970; .... are subject to considerable human error, and, furthermore,.

  16. Thomas Alva Edison

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    This mechanical process of repro- ducing music continues to this day - though in vastly improved form now known as 'compact discs'. Edison also made a very important contribution to telephony. Bell had in his design of the telephone instrument made both its transmitter as well as its receiver similar. They both consisted of.

  17. Evaluation of RF Anechoic Chamber Fire Protection Systems (United States)


    and Rantec. Although, perhaps, Plessey materials may still be available from European sources, orders for the U.S. manufacturing plant were curtailed...chambers and small box assemblies have been devised by some manufacturers whereby installers can intro- duce a burning punk and measure percent

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    Jan 12, 2015 ... Food Science e subculturin strain with a partial sequ s DGK, was wth rate and duced higher to the origin nditions. Util pt the raffino of modified e beneficial in. Biomass; se. N eria(LAB)such ...... old) with perennial allergic rhinitis: A 12-week, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study. Pediatri.

  19. Catalytic Antibodies

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    systemic lupus erythematosus, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. The importance of natural immunological mechanisms in pro- ducing artificial catalysts is exemplified by the reports describing increased synthesis of esterase antibodies in autoimmune mice compared to normal mice in response to transition-state ...

  20. 78 FR 69861 - Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency... (United States)


    ...: Individual's name; Social Security number; Home mailing address; Home telephone number; ] Home email address... proceedings or in response to a subpoena from a court of competent jurisdiction. L. To the news media and the... confidence in the integrity of DHS or is necessary to demonstrate the accountability of DHS's officers...

  1. 31 CFR 14.3 - Authorization. (United States)


    ... administrative summons or subpoena authority reasonably appears to be available to the Departmental unit to... that the records sought are relevant to a legitimate law enforcement inquiry and will further that... requesting Departmental unit. Officials so designated shall not delegate this authority to others; (d) The...

  2. 29 CFR 19.3 - Authorization. (United States)


    ... written request under the Act only if: (a) No administrative summons or subpoena authority reasonably... records are sought; (b) There is reason to believe that the records sought are relevant to a legitimate... delegate this authority to others; (d) The request adheres to the requirements set forth in § 19.4; and (e...

  3. 39 CFR 233.5 - Requesting financial records from a financial institution. (United States)


    ... INSPECTION SERVICE AUTHORITY § 233.5 Requesting financial records from a financial institution. (a... written request under the Act only if: (1) No administrative summons or subpoena authority reasonably... to a legitimate law enforcement inquiry and will further that inquiry; (3) The request is issued by a...

  4. 17 CFR 240.14d-102 - Schedule 14D-1F. Tender offer statement pursuant to rule 14d-1(b) under the Securities Exchange... (United States)


    ... foreign generally accepted accounting principles and thus may not be comparable to financial statements of United States companies. “The enforcement by investors of civil liabilities under the federal securities... revocation that any administrative subpoena may be served, or any administrative proceeding, civil suit or...

  5. 17 CFR 240.14d-103 - Schedule 14D-9F. Solicitation/recommendation statement pursuant to section 14(d)(4) of the... (United States)


    ... accounting principles and thus may not be comparable to financial statements of United States companies. “The enforcement by investors of civil liabilities under the federal securities laws may be affected adversely by... that any administrative subpoena may be served, or any administrative proceeding, civil suit or civil...

  6. 12 CFR 792.16 - What unusual circumstances can delay NCUA's response? (United States)


    ... FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT AND PRIVACY ACT, AND BY SUBPOENA; SECURITY PROCEDURES FOR CLASSIFIED INFORMATION The Freedom of Information Act Records Available Upon Request § 792.16 What unusual circumstances can delay NCUA's response? (a) In unusual circumstances, the time limits for responding to your...

  7. 12 CFR 792.56 - Notice of existence of records, access decisions and disclosure of requested information; time... (United States)


    ... decisions and disclosure of requested information; time limits. 792.56 Section 792.56 Banks and Banking... ADMINISTRATION REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT AND PRIVACY ACT, AND BY SUBPOENA..., access decisions and disclosure of requested information; time limits. (a) The system manager identified...

  8. 12 CFR 792.26 - Will I be asked to pay fees in advance? (United States)



  9. Policy-Aware Sender Anonymity in Location-Based Services (United States)

    Vyas, Avinash


    Sender anonymity in Location-based services (LBS) refers to hiding the identity of a mobile device user who sends requests to the LBS provider for services in her proximity (e.g. "find the nearest gas station etc."). The goal is to keep the requester's interest private even from attackers who (via hacking or subpoenas) gain access to the LBS…

  10. 29 CFR 2203.3 - Public attendance at Commission meetings. (United States)


    ... procedures, or (vi) Endanger the life or physical safety of law enforcement personnel; (8) Disclose... Commission's issuance of a subpoena or the Commission's participation in a civil action or proceeding, an action in a foreign court or international tribunal, or an arbitration, or the initiation, conduct...

  11. 22 CFR 92.54 - “Letters rogatory” defined. (United States)


    ... and Letters Rogatory § 92.54 “Letters rogatory” defined. In its broader sense in international... serving of a summons, subpoena, or other legal notice, or the execution of a civil judgment. In United... applicable laws of that jurisdiction. See § 92.66 for procedures in the use of letters rogatory requesting...

  12. 5 CFR 1632.5 - Exemptions. (United States)


    ... subpoena, participation in a civil action or proceeding, an action in a foreign court or international... otherwise, the Board may close a meeting or a portion or portions of a meeting under the procedures... investigative techniques and procedures, or (vi) Endanger the life or physical safety of law enforcement...

  13. 75 FR 49820 - Delegation of Authority to the Director of Its Division of Enforcement (United States)


    ... authorize specifically-designated enforcement staff to exercise the Commission's statutory power to subpoena... this determination, the Commission considered the increased efficiency in the Division's conduct of its...; CONDUCT AND ETHICS; AND INFORMATION AND REQUESTS 0 1. The authority citation for part 200, subpart A...

  14. 37 CFR 351.9 - Conduct of hearings. (United States)


    ... notice of the witnesses who are to be called to testify at least one week in advance of such testimony... being offered into evidence at a hearing, unless modified by applicable trial order. (e) Subpoenas. The... served with the motion and may appear in response to the motion. (f) Witnesses sequestered. Subject to...

  15. The Journal of Public Inquiry. Spring/Summer 2011 (United States)


    investigation and inquisition ; applica- tion of a presumption of validity for IG subpoenas; and courts repeatedly holding in this context that the...several languages including English, French, Spanish and Dutch. Visit 65 For information regarding the Council of Inspectors General

  16. 45 CFR 501.7 - Time. (United States)


    ... 45 Public Welfare 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Time. 501.7 Section 501.7 Public Welfare..., DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE RULES OF PRACTICE SUBPOENAS, DEPOSITIONS, AND OATHS § 501.7 Time. (a) Computation. In computing any period of time prescribed or allowed by the regulations, by order of the Commission, or by any...

  17. 24 CFR 15.2 - What definitions apply to this part? (United States)


    ... institution of graduate higher education; (4) An institution of undergraduate higher education; (5) An institution of professional education; or (6) An institution of vocational education, that primarily (or... FOIA. Demand means a subpoena, order, or other demand of a court or other authority that is issued in a...

  18. 77 FR 74712 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.; Order Approving... (United States)


    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Self-Regulatory Organizations; Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.; Order Approving Proposed Rule Change To Amend the Customer and Industry Codes of Arbitration Procedure Relating to Subpoenas and to Arbitrator Authority To Direct...

  19. 32 CFR 719.138 - Fees of civilian witnesses. (United States)


    ... board to redress injuries to property, or (5) Military or civil officer before whom a deposition is taken. The public voucher must be accompanied by a subpoena or invitational orders (Joint Travel... authorized by Joint Travel Regulations. (j) Supplemental construction of section. Nothing in this paragraph...

  20. 40 CFR 92.1106 - Penalties. (United States)


    ... continue in business, and such other matters as justice may require. (3) In any such action, subpoenas for... matters as justice may require. (3) Effect of administrator's action. (i) Action by the Administrator..., including attorney's fees and costs for collection proceedings, and a quarterly nonpayment penalty for each...

  1. 40 CFR 91.1106 - Penalties. (United States)


    ... matters as justice may require. (3) In any such action, subpoenas for witnesses who are required to attend... penalty on the violator's ability to continue in business, and such other matters as justice may require... expenses, including attorney's fees and costs for collection proceedings, and a quarterly nonpayment...

  2. 40 CFR 90.1006 - Penalties. (United States)


    ... matters as justice may require. (3) In any such action, subpoenas for witnesses who are required to attend... penalty on the violator's ability to continue in business, and such other matters as justice may require... expenses, including attorney's fees and costs for collection proceedings, and a quarterly nonpayment...

  3. 12 CFR 309.7 - Service of process. (United States)


    ... is named as a party, service of process shall be made pursuant to the Federal Rules of Civil... 12 Banks and Banking 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Service of process. 309.7 Section 309.7 Banks... INFORMATION § 309.7 Service of process. (a) Service. Any subpoena or other legal process to obtain information...

  4. 19 CFR 210.28 - Depositions. (United States)


    ... particular class or group to which he belongs. A notice may provide for the taking of testimony by telephone... materials to be produced as set forth in the subpoena shall be attached to or included in the notice. (d... in the interest of justice and with due regard to the importance of presenting the oral testimony of...

  5. 32 CFR 504.2 - Procedures. (United States)


    ... office may obtain financial records by using a search warrant obtained under Rule 41 of the Federal Rules... subpoenas issued under Rule for Courts-Martial 703(e)(2) of the Manual for Courts-Martial and Article 46 of... formally request financial records when the records are relevant to a legitimate law enforcement inquiry...

  6. 75 FR 81276 - Office of Inspector General; Delegation of Authorities (United States)


    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE... Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1992 and the Inspector General Act of 1978 (the IG Act), by... IG Act authorizes the Inspector General to require by subpoena the production of all information...

  7. 16 CFR 1025.16 - Service. (United States)


    ... 16 Commercial Practices 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Service. 1025.16 Section 1025.16 Commercial... Pleadings, Form, Execution, Service of Documents § 1025.16 Service. (a) Mandatory service. Every document.... (b) Service of complaint, ruling, petition for interlocutory appeal, order, decision, or subpoena. A...

  8. 39 CFR 230.11 - What special definitions apply to these rules? (United States)


    ... accumulations, records of meetings and conversations, film impressions, magnetic tapes, computer discs, and sound or mechanical reproductions. (e) Employee or Office of Inspector General employee, for the purpose..., or subpoena for testimony or the production of documents. (d) Document means all records, papers, or...

  9. You're a What? Process Server (United States)

    Torpey, Elka


    In this article, the author talks about the role and functions of a process server. The job of a process server is to hand deliver legal documents to the people involved in court cases. These legal documents range from a summons to appear in court to a subpoena for producing evidence. Process serving can involve risk, as some people take out their…

  10. Collection, Use, Disclosure and Protection of Personal Information ...

    International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Digital Library (Canada)


    language testing and language assessment results. How Do We Use Your Personal Information? We use the personal information you provide ... regulatory body, search warrant, subpoena or court order legally requires or authorizes us to do so. Where Is Your Personal Information Stored? The personal information you ...

  11. 10 CFR 820.8 - Evidentiary matters. (United States)


    ... each document responsive to the subpoena, and to the best of his knowledge, information, and belief all... directed or his authorized agent who actually provides the information that to the best of his knowledge...-client or other privilege, the person submitting the certification required by paragraph (h) of this...

  12. 32 CFR 516.41 - Policy. (United States)


    ... (See appendix F—Glossary) in response to subpoenas, court orders, or requests. (b) Exception. Present... appropriate SJA, legal adviser, or Litigation Division. (c) Referral to deciding official. If present or... immediately advise the appropriate SJA or legal adviser. If the SJA or legal adviser cannot informally satisfy...

  13. 77 FR 67820 - Privacy Act of 1974; Report of a New System of Records; Food and Drug Administration User Fee System (United States)


    ... Internal Revenue Service, issue a subpoena to HHS for records in this system of records, HHS will make such... Devices and Radiological Health, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Center for Veterinary Medicine, Center for Tobacco Products, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, and the Office of...

  14. Pitch modelling for the Nguni languages

    CSIR Research Space (South Africa)

    Govender, N


    Full Text Available , French and isiZulu. In the French and English databases, each (acoustic) utterance is accompanied by a laryngograph trace. The laryngograph measures the electrical resis- tance between electrodes on either side of the throat, and therefore provides a... fairly accurate measurement of the fundamental frequency that was actually pro- duced by the speaker. Hence, F0 as determined from the laryngograph data is used as ground truth when comparing the algorithms on the French and English databases. Both...

  15. Integrated removal of inorganic contaminants from acid mine drainage using BOF slag, lime, soda ash and reverse osmosis (RO): Implication for the production of drinking water

    CSIR Research Space (South Africa)

    Masindi, Vhahangwele


    Full Text Available softeners will pro- duce water of drinking standard. Acknowledgements The authors wish to express their sincere gratitude to the Council for Scientific and Industrial research (CSIR), Tshwane University of Technology for providing lab space to execute... quality. As such, this study proved that the coupling of RO process to BOF slag and different softeners will produce water of drinking standard. Acknowledgements The authors wish to express their sincere gratitude to the Council for Scientific...

  16. Genetic diversity among old Portuguese bread wheat cultivars and ...

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    vided by the Instituto Nacional de Investigaç˜ao Agrária e das Pescas ... was digested with 10 units of each restriction enzyme (AluI,. HpaII, RsaI and ... All enzymes, except for RsaI, revealed variation in the ITS region (figure 1). Each enzyme pro- duced three ITS PCR-RFLP patterns among the 48 cultivars. (table 1), with ...

  17. Development of Composite Spectrophotometric Procedures for the Analysis of Low-Alloy Steels and of Aluminum and Its Alloys (United States)


    NICKEL Nickel was satisfactorily determined on the basis of the red color pro- duced by ammoniacal dimethylglyoxime after oxidation to nickel(IV) with...addition of iodine; the color was developed by addition of ammoniacal solution of di- methylglyoxime. The blank, against which transmittancy readings...0.1% ammoniacal solution: dissolve 1 g. of dimethyl’ glyoxime in 500 ml. of concentrated ammonium hydroxide and dilute to one liter. Iodine solution

  18. An Evaluation of Currently Used Printed Circuit Board Materials and Processes. (United States)


    these only for the two However, the etching time increased as more ammoniacal etchants. The 160-pin. (4 .06 -pm) specimens were etched in any given...8217 duced. There was less kne width reduction for the two ammoniacal etchants than for the three acidic etchants. A ranking of the etchants in , , ,,F...necessary to with- vertical than those etched with the ammoniacal stand the etchants. At this minimum value, line etchants. Of these, the NDF specimens (fig

  19. Ternary complexes of cobalt cysteinylglycine with histidylserine and ...

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)


    Samples were intro- duced into the source with Harvard infusion pump at a flow rate of 5 μL/min. The capillary and cone voltages were set to 3⋅5 kV and 10 V, respectively. 1H NMR spectra of ligands in the absence and presence of varying concentrations of CoII at pD 7⋅5 were recorded on a Varian Gemini FT–NMR spec- ...

  20. Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement, Bel Marin Keys Unit 5. Appendices. (United States)


    problem or limitation caused by low fertility , acidity, or toxicity. I I Source: USDA Soil Conservation Service I IV-1 ... ,__ -.. 2 " . A f...Intro- duced species such as wild radish , red brome grass, Italian rye grass, winter vetch, and brass buttons are common, and native pickle- weed...plant, salt grass, sow-thistle, and wild radish . The plants in the undis- turbed marsh area are native species typical of coastal salt marsh. Sow

  1. Meningococcal Disease in US Military Personnel Before and after Adoption of Conjugate Vaccine (United States)


    authorities should consider and anticipate as much as possible the potential sanitary conse- quences of such a gathering and prepare medical staff for the...Meningococcal Disease Sur- veillance is supported by the Global Emerging Infections System division of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center. The...meningococcal disease surveillance in the US military pro- duces a quarterly report, which is available online: http://www. med navy mil/sites/nhrc/geis

  2. Worldwide Neutrino Web Exhibition Science Bringing Nations Together

    CERN Multimedia


    The idea of an invisible particle that carries off energy was intro-duced by Wolfgang Pauli in 1930. The term "neutrino" ("little neutral one") was suggested by Enrico Fermi in his 1934 theory of beta-radioactivity which explained how a weak nuclear force could make atomic nuclei unstable. The neutrino, Fermi said, had no mass at all. But the neutrino does interact, slightly, and its importance has grown under the watchful eyes of experimenters and theorists.

  3. Proceedings of the SERDP Coral Reef Monitoring and Assessment Workshop (United States)


    Mr. Humberto Guarin School of Marine and Atmospheric Virginia Key , FL 305-361-4716 Marine Operations Rosenstiel...the number of markers needed to mark multiple colonies, quadrats, or transects at a given site can be quite large. Video mosaics pro - vide an...visually by divers with estimates pro - duced by a stereo-video system. Fisheries Bulletin, 99, 63– 71. Hodgson, G. (1999). A global assessment of human

  4. Transient Simulation of Line-Focus Solar Thermal Power Plants


    do amaral Burghi, Ana Carolina


    Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) is a utility scale technology that pro duces electricity using the thermal energy of the sun. Due to the varying intensity of the solar irradiation, there is a constant change in the op eration point for solar thermal power plants. In order to optimize the process, a complex relation between irradiation intensity, fluid mass fl ow and collector focus must be considered and appropriate control strategies should take into account the transient...

  5. Enlisted Career Paths for Top Snipes and Combat Systems Maintenance Managers (United States)


    17 Data composition and considerations In this study, we use the CNA archives of the enlisted master file ( EMF ), which contains enlisted personnel...these NECs, we are able to search the September 2013 EMF for any sailors who have DNEC 1104 or 4206. This results in 497 total sailors distributed...retention, these numbers would be re- duced. Ultimately, the implementation of the optimal career path policy has few risks in negatively affecting

  6. Competitive Pressure and Job Interview Lying: A Game Theoretical Analysis


    Midjord, Rune


    We consider a job contest in which candidates go through interviews (cheap talk) and are subject to reference checks. We show how competitive pressure - increasing the ratio of "good" to "bad" type candi- dates - can lead to a vast increase in lying and in some cases make bad hires more likely. As the number of candidates increases, it becomes harder to in- duce truth-telling. The interview stage becomes redundant if the candidates, a priori, know each others' type or the re...

  7. A Self Competitive Method for the Development of an Educational Robot for Children (United States)


    Other researchers have introduced teaching assistant robots [3], [4] and tutor robots [5] to elementary school children in field trials. A comparative...we developed an educational robot for children . Herein we report the functioning of this methodology and how behavioral elements were explored and...impact on learning. Kanda and his colleagues intro- duced the English-speaking robot, Robovie into a Japanese elementary school and investigated its

  8. A Methodology for Model Comparison Using the Theater Simulation of Airbase Resources and All Mobile Tactical Air Force Models (United States)


    ability to simulate the capability of an airbase to generate and sustain sorties under wartime conditions, but the estimates pro- duced by the TSAR model...research are the common airbase simulation or sortie generation features for which the two models are purport- edly similar. The TSAR model is accepted...titled "Comparison of the TSAR Model to the LCOM Model," attempted to compare two models. Noble’s effort consisted of a statistical analysis of the two

  9. Reconception and body-mass changes of energy supplemented frrst ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    duced a calf after being exposed to breeding bulls for 65 days showed a higher .... cows the relationship was significant (P ~ 0,01) although on- ly 12,5 ..... Mass of dam at parturition - X. Av. daily mass change of dam during creep- feeding phase. OR during pre- weaning phase. - X7. Breed of dam -. Xs; X9. Xs; X9. Xs; X9. 3.

  10. Spectral analysis of K-shell X-ray emission of magnesium plasma ...

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)


    Feb 6, 2014 ... High-resolution K-shell emission in the 1–2 keV energy range from the plasma pro- duced by the ... the j-k dielectronic satellite lines of the Li-like transitions at λ = 9.32 Å, K-α emission. 366. Pramana – J. Phys. ... The spectrum was computed by time-dependent solution of rate equations considering NLTE ...

  11. Dicty_cDB: VHE708 [Dicty_cDB

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available SM-cDNA Score E Sequences producing significant alignments: (bits) Value VHI178 (VHI178Q) /CSM/VH/VHI1-D/VHI...ducing significant alignments: (bits) Value N CP000444 |CP000444.1 Shewanella sp....age group 15. 42 6.8 1 dna update 2007. 8.23 Homology vs Protein Score E Sequences producing significant alignments: (bits) Value

  12. Dicty_cDB: AFF590 [Dicty_cDB

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available c*nrl Homology vs CSM-cDNA Score E Sequences producing significant alignments: (bits) Value AFF590 (AFF590Q)...ore E Sequences producing significant alignments: (bits) Value N BQ074732 |BQ074732.1 fz25c01.x1 Gong zebraf...ducing significant alignments: (bits) Value (Q54SZ8) RecName: Full=Putative phosphatidylglycerol/phosphatidy

  13. JPRS Report, Science & Technology, Japan, 1987 S&T Paper (United States)


    Technology Introduction : Overview of Japan’s Science and Technology In Japan, the funds used for science and technology research amounted to ¥8.1 continuity Japan; possibility introduction of technology of causing degrada- of foreign in Japan tion of RID capability technology (3...use physiological activators pro- duced by new symbiotic micro- organisms Outline FY 86 budget application of techniques to use biomem

  14. Transforming the Way DOD Looks at Energy. An Approach to Establishing an Energy Strategy (United States)


    Biofuels Replacing conventional fuels with biofuels, includ- ing biodiesel Optimizing future applica- tions to run on biofuels Microalgae or other... BIODIESEL Residues from paper mills and other wood-derived sources are the largest sources of biomass fuel, though production and use of ethanol...and biodiesel from agricul- tural crops are increasing sharply. Ethanol and biodiesel have the potential to re- duce petroleum consumption and toxic

  15. Study of Reactive Materials for Development of new Protective Clothing Concepts (United States)


    colorless but reactive dyes have been applied to nonwoven substrates, such as paper, to pro- duce ca.:bonless copy paper, e.g., NCR’s "no- carbon -required...particles of active materials in protective or functional coatings, is being investigated in the development of new protective clothing concepts. We are...that microcapsules comprising ethyl cellu- lose as the wall material and XXCC3 as the core material would de- activate neat mustard rapidly. We are now

  16. Building flexible, distributed collaboration tools using type-based publish/subscribe - The Distributed Knight case

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Hansen, Klaus Marius; Damm, Christian Heide


    Distributed collaboration is becoming increasingly impor tant also in software development. Combined with an in creasing interest in experimental and agile approaches to software development, this poses challenges to tool sup port for software development. Specifically, tool support is needed...... for flexible, distributed collaboration. We intro duce the Distributed Knight tool that provides flexible and lightweight support for distributed collaboration in object oriented modelling. The Distributed Knight implementa tion builds crucially on the type-based publish/subscribe distributed communication...

  17. Atmospheric outflow of nutrients to the Bay of Bengal: Impact of anthropogenic sources..

    Digital Repository Service at National Institute of Oceanography (India)

    Srinivas, B.; Sarin, M.M.; Sarma, V.V.S.S.

    biomass burning and fossil-fuel combustion, and animal live stock are the potential sources of this macro nutrient. Until recently, studies on the atmospheric deposition of nitrogen have mainly focused on the soluble inorganic species (Duce et al., 2008... et al., 2008; Paytan and McLaughlin, 2007), biomass burning emissions (Mahowald et al., 2005; Migon and Sandroni, 1999) and fossil-fuel combustion (Anderson et al., 2010). It is suggested that atmospheric supply of N is far more higher compared...

  18. Tribal Militias: An Effective Tool to Counter Al-Qaida and Its Affiliates? (United States)


    tribes,” which is reflected in the composition of the military, police, bu- reaucracy, and funding for specific tribal regions. Iraqi tribal society is...Sahwa. As part of a new carrot -and-stick policy, Al-Qaida continued to attack Sahwa commanders, while it re- duced its direct economic competition with...Cigar Editor for Production Dr. James G. Pierce Publications Assistant Ms. Rita A. Rummel ***** Composition Mrs. Jennifer E. Nevil TRIBAL MILITIAS: AN

  19. Photography Reframed


    Anna Dahlgren


    This article discusses the benefits of analysing photography as mediated, repro-duced and entangled in media systems, and consequently as part of a larger media culture. Moreover it combines technological considerations drawn from media ar-chaeology with art historical analysis focusing on visual aesthetics. It considers two mediating devices for photography in the nineteenth century, the photo album and the illustrated press. As displayed, a media historical perspective airs new interpre-tat...

  20. Pathogenicity of Exopolysaccharide-Producing Actinomyces oris Isolated from an Apical Abscess Lesion (United States)


    case report and review. Clinical Infectious Diseases 22, 621–5. Bolton RW, Dyer JK (1986) Human complement activation by purified Capnocytophaga...Yamane et al. 2009, 2010, Yamanaka et al. 2010). Capnocytophaga ochracea found in periodontal disease has been shown to pro- duce mannose-rich EPS that... reported that some clinical isolates of Prevotella intermedia and P. nigrescens iso- lated from chronic periodontitis lesions produce EPSs in a sucrose

  1. Solid-Phase Epitaxial Growth. (United States)


    requires electrical contact to the wafer, and, moreover, the sample must be specially shaped to achieve uniform heating. Use of an external lamp requires...strain pro- duced by the significant amount of unreacted Pd in the film. The rela- tively incomplete comsumption of the initial Pd is probably the...orienta- tion dependence, dopant incorporation) are presented and the electrical behavior of transistors made in SPE material is discussed. The study of

  2. Respiratory Toxicology: 1981 (United States)


    stored for each variable. CO Diffusion After stabilization at 20-30 breaths/minute, to standardize anesthesia level, the rat is hyperventilated to... hyperventilation to pro- duce apnea; (2) positive or negative pressure reservoirs for forced maneuvers; (3) a stopcock for CO diffusion gas mixture insertion and...withdrawal; or (4) a flow-through reservoir containing a 4% Halo- thane:96% 02 mixture (North American Draeger, Tefford, PA) for anesthesia . The 20

  3. The Legal and Illegal Markets for Taxed Goods: Pure Theory and an Application to State Government Taxation of Distilled Spirits, (United States)


    damage their violations inflict on society when determining the level 17Fines and imprisonments can be measured in the same units by using • monetary...output also leads to the distortion of factor proportions , thereby in— ducing society to operate within its production possibility frontier. 24 If the...spirits by unlic3nsed • • distillers (the latter are popularly known as “ moonshiners ”). Evasion of I -~ ~~In 1970, 13 percent of total tax revenue (taxes

  4. Cooking Banana Consumption Patterns in the Plantain-growing Area of Southeastern Nigeria


    Tshiunza, M.; Lemchi, J.; Onyeka, U.; Tenkouano, A.


    Cooking bananas (Musa spp., ABB genome) were intro-duced into Southeastern Nigeria by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in the mid-1980s as an interim measure to reduce the incidence of black sigatoka disease (caused by the fungus Mycosphaerel-la fijiensis Morelet) on plantain. However, the people of this region were not familiar with their utilisation methods. To address this lack of the knowledge and thereby sustain cooking banana cultivation, IITA, in collaboration...

  5. Aquatic Plant Control Research Program. A Survey of the Continental United States for Pathogens of Eurasian Watermilfoil (United States)


    proven. Hayslip and Zettler (1973) later reported a failure to intro- duce the Northeast River disease in Florida, and Bean , Fusco, and Klarman (1973...Hecht (1981) tested the pathogenicity of Fusarium sporotrichioides to Eurasian water- milfoil. The fungus that was isolated from Eurasian...spicatum L.," Canadian Journal of Plant Science, Vol 59, pp 201-215. Andrews, J. H., and Hecht, E. P. 1981. "Evidence for Pathogenicity of Fusarium

  6. Placing User-Generated Content on the Map with Confidence (United States)


    as the popular alternative, Naive Bayes , but leads to better performance on the lo- cation prediction task and moreover, allows us to a larger value, e.g., r = 5◦ (500km). In the third experiment we compare variations of the proposed location prediction method to the Naive Bayes ...Next, in the forth experiment , we compare error estimates pro- duced by the Naive Bayes’s top nmethod (the variation method) [4] and the proposed

  7. On exponentiation and multiplication of n-ary hyperalgebras


    Chaisansuk, Nitima


    In the paper, a new operation of product of n-ary hyperalgebras is intro- duced and studied which lies between their direct product and the direct product of their idempotent hulls. With respect to the product introduced, we give sufficient conditions for the validity of the first exponential law and a weak form of the second exponential law for a natural exponentiation of n-ary hyperalgebras.

  8. New Forum Addresses Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (United States)


    Stainless Steels for Prestressed Concrete " Elisabeth Schwarzenbbck University of Bourgogne Third Place, Mars Fontana Category "Microelectrochemical...Memorial Golf Tournament, held at Stone- bridge Golf Club in West Valley City, Utah, to tee off a gorgeous day of golf at COR- ROSION 2012. Thanlcs...coating failures on steel and concrete and were pre- sented with practical knowledge to re- duce or avoid problems with coatings that lead to these

  9. Targeted Iron Chelation Will Improve Recovery after Spinal Cord Injury (United States)


    life. Even though sub- stantial improvements in care have increased survival rates, people with SCI now live with significant deficits for many...can re- duce tissue damage and promote functional improvement (Klapka et al., 2005; Paterniti et al., 2010; Rathore et al., 2008; Schultke et al...attenuate post-SCI pathology ( Paterniti et al., 2010). A caveat, however, is that the drug was given 30 min prior to injury. The iron chelator

  10. JPRS Report, Soviet Union KOMMUNIST No 12, August 1988. (United States)


    Soyuzanilprom and Sandoz, Switzerland) will produce dyes , etc. Such practices can be explained by the fact that foreign companies are still has already received dyes pro- duced by the joint Sadolik Company (Estkolkhozstroy and Sadolik, Finland), Lenvest Shoes (Proletarskaya...reflection of the existing situation and of the concern of those who work our land in droughty steppes, and waterless deserts, where they grow the

  11. Bibliography on Cold Regions Science and Technology, Volume 53, Part 1 (United States)


    content pro- Mountain glaciers; Alpine glaciation, Glacier oscila- Winograd, 1.3., Riggs , AC., Coplen, TB., Hydrage- duce largeralum sludge particles...indications of epigenetic alterations In 53-1670 process of a hydrogen atom on the amorphous Pre-Vendlan sedimentary rocks of the Baikit Proton...forest. Klein, A.G., Hall, D.K., Riggs , G.A., Hydrological Universit6 Laval, Centre d𔄀tudes nordiques, 1998, Hedstrom, N.R., Pomeroy, JW., Hydrological

  12. Comparison of Two Watch Schedules for Personnel at the White House Military Office President’s Emergency Operations Center (United States)


    sleep inertia (Hursh et al., 2004). In advance of the data collection, FAST was used to assess the average predicted effective- ness in the Panama and...intro- ducing naps into the new schedule was the potential for sleep inertia , that is, the perfor- mance impairment that occurs immediately after...awakening. Sleep inertia affects reaction time and decision making and may still be evident 30 min after awakening (Buck & Pisani, 1997). This

  13. Thermal instability of Walters B' viscoelastic fluid permeated with suspended particles in hydromagnetics in porous medium

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Kumar Pardeep


    Full Text Available The effect of suspended particles on the thermal instability of Walters B' viscoelastic fluid in hydromantic in porous medium is considered. For stationary convection, Walters B' viscoelastic fluid behaves like a Newtonian fluid. The medium permeability and suspended particles has ten the onset of convection whereas the magnetic field postpones the onset of convection, for the case of stationary convection. The magnetic field and viscoelasticity intro duce oscillatory modes in the system which was non-existent in their absence.

  14. Proceedings of the ARPA/AFML Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) (United States)


    fractura anargy varaua aoiatura contant, 2a. Maaaura dynanic «achanical (HOT) raaponaa varaua nolatura contant. Part 3i Data Analyaia and MOT...ductive coll which encircles the specimen, and the acoustic approach whereby the rf energy Is Intro- duced Into the specimen by means of a...thing we hope to do is to Investigate the effects of strain using encircling colls and homogeneous fields. These will be relatively straightforward

  15. Ricci flow of warped product metrics with positive isotropic curvature ...

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Ricci flow of warped product metrics. 603. In this section, we simplify the evolution equation for for doubly-warped product metrics. Once again we use the orthonormal basis {e0 = ∂. ∂r. , e1, e2,..., ep, ep+1} intro- duced earlier for the tangent space. This gives an orthonormal basis {ei ∧ ej ,i < j} for the space of bivectors ...

  16. Influence of melt treatments and polished CVD diamond coated ...

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)


    At present, the cemented carbide inserts alone or with. TiN, TiC or TiN + .... Carbide grade. Uncoated insert-K-10: 94%WC + 6%CO. Polished CVD diamond coated, Ra, 0⋅14–0⋅16 μm the present work and geometry of the inserts are given in table 3. .... duces a chip and plastic deformation of the chip and the workpiece ...

  17. Immediate sterility after vasectomy with the use of 0.1% ethacridine lactate

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Kamat D


    Full Text Available Irrigation of the vas with 0.1% ethacridine during vasectomy flushes the sperms and causes lysis from the distal genital tract, without any serious complication or side effect. In the light of this experience, it is suggested that this method can be used in all vasec-tomy operations carried out for primary sterilisation so as to pro-duce immediate sterility.

  18. DDC 10 Year Requirements and Planning Study. Volume II. Technical Discussion, Bibliography, and Glossary (United States)


    Technology of Information Procesoing (1978-1988) ........ .................. ... 39 2.2.3 Organizational Interface Between DDC and Other Information...duced in batch mode) is expected to increase about 70% by 1988 if the present rate of growth continues. Similarly, Program Planning Reports batch output...may increase 25%, Work Unics batch output by 50%, and Work Units changes (transactions) by 50%. These predictions show that future levels of demand

  19. Clearance of Bacteria and Endotoxin in Conventional or Decontaminated Mice Undergoing Graft versus Host Disease or Radiation-Induced Injury (United States)


    compromised animals. ’[he trapping process was not affecte0 by the absence of enteric flora . However, when bacteria were injected i. v. into mice, intestinal...obviate these dlifficultie,, numerous investigators have used oral antibiotic prophylaxis to re- duce gut flora , an important source of endotoxin and’or...508, 1969. 15 12. Keast, D. A simple index for the measurement of the ;.nting syndrome and its use in the study of the influence of the gut flora in

  20. Assessment of storm surge disaster potential for the Andaman Islands

    Digital Repository Service at National Institute of Oceanography (India)

    Kumar, V.S.; RameshBabu, V.; Babu, M.T.; Dhinakaran, G.; Rajamanickam, G.V.

    of the phenomenon, at least at the basic level and confidence in the authority responsible for warning. Predisaster Mitigation and Risk Assessment Plan The important factors in a predisaster management plan are detailed studies of the topography of the region... and enforce modern construction practice and planning in coastal set- tlements. Predisaster Management Strategy ● Assess the risk for the entire coastal belt under the threat of a cyclone. ● Collect the historic cyclone data for cyclones that have pro- duced...

  1. Nuclear Regulatory Commission issuances, October 1993. Volume 38, No. 4

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)


    This document contains a Commission issuance in which the Commission denies the petitioners` motion to quash or modify a subpoena issued by the NRC staff in the course of an investigation to determine if the petitioners` have violated NRC regulations and to determine if safety-related problems exist at NRC-licensed facilities. The pertinent regulations and the Commission`s Memorandum and Order are included.

  2. AcEST: DK963585 [AcEST

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available sp_hit_id Q5XHH7 Definition sp|Q5XHH7|SYVNB_XENLA E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase synoviolin-B OS=Xenopus laevi...ducing significant alignments: (bits) Value sp|Q5XHH7|SYVNB_XENLA E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase synoviolin...iquitin-protein ligase synoviolin-B OS=Xenopus laevis GN=syvn1-B PE=2 SV=1 Length = 595 Score = 30.8 bits (6

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    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Geological map of the Chotanagpur Granite Gneiss Complex (CGGC) and adjoining areas after GSI 1998 (repro- duced after Chatterjee ...... 96. 81. 97. 86. 96. 72. 96. 89. 97. 24. 97. 43. T o t a l. 89. 03. 89. 00. 89. 25. 90. 48. 88. 72. MnO. 0. 17. 0. 18. 0. 12. 0. 16. 0. 19. C a lcu la t io n b a s e d o n. 8 o xyg e n. C a lcu la t io n.

  4. Does your Robot have Skills?

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Bøgh, Simon; Nielsen, Oluf Skov; Pedersen, Mikkel Rath


    be taught to the robot by a user, based on Standard Operating Procedures or process knowledge. An overview is presented on how to implement a skill-based architecture, enabling reuse of skills for different industri- al applications, programmed by shop-floor workers. The terminology of tasks, skills......, and motion primitives is intro- duced and designed to separate responsibilities of robot system developers, robot system integrators and shop floor users concerning programming of the robot system. The concept of testable pre- and postconditions assigned to the skills are proposed to help both in developing...

  5. A CFD Investigation on the Effect of the Air Entrainment in Breaking Wave Impacts on a Mono-Pile

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Tomaselli, Pietro; Christensen, Erik Damgaard


    In impacts of breaking waves on offshore structures, it is still not well-known how the air entrainment phenomenon affects the exerted loads. In this paper, a developed CFD solver capable of simulating the air entrainment process was employed to repro-duce an experimental investigation on the imp...... on the impact of a spilling wave against a circular cylinder. The exerted in-line force was computed with and without the inclusion of dispersed bubbles. Results showed that the magnitude of the computed force was affected when the entrainment of bubbles was simulated....

  6. Convolutive ICA for Spatio-Temporal Analysis of EEG

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    Dyrholm, Mads; Makeig, Scott; Hansen, Lars Kai


    We present a new algorithm for maximum likelihood convolutive ICA (cICA) in which sources are unmixed using stable IIR filters determined implicitly by estimating an FIR filter model of the mixing process. By intro- ducing a FIR model for the sources we show how the order of the filters...... in the convolutive model can be correctly detected using Bayesian model selection. We demonstrate a framework for deconvolving an EEG ICA subspace. Initial results suggest that in some cases convolutive mixing may be a more realistic model for EEG signals than the instantaneous ICA model....

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  8. Synthesis and antiulcer activity of 2-[5-substituted-1-H-benzo(d ...

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    w/v, 0⋅2 mL, 2 mmol) in acetic acid (5 mL) was added drop-wise in ..... house at room temperature 25–30°C. Rats were di- vided into various ... py lo ru s ligation. -in duced antiu lcer activity o f test comp ou nd s (5a. –o. ). P yloru s ligated antiulcer activity. U lcer in dex ±. SEM. P. H of gastric juice ±. S. E. M. V olume o. f g.

  9. Contingency Base Camp Solid Waste Generation (United States)


    0.8% Grass clippings 39 0.107 18 0.049 0.7% Glass 40 0.110 18 0.049 0.7% Textiles 25 0.068 11 0.068 0.4% Medical waste 13 0.036...waste and 80 pounds of liquid waste per day.” 2. Paragraph 3-21 ( Composting ): “A base camp population of 2,500 can pro- duce approximately 5,500...cubic meters, or 1,500 tons, of compostable sol- id waste (SW) (including sewage sludge) per year. 3. Paragraph 3-63 (Develop Preliminary Waste

  10. Reference: 763 [Arabidopsis Phenome Database[Archive

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    Full Text Available ín M Carmen et al. 2008 Jun. Plant Physiol. 147(2):562-72. Plant cells contain different O-acetylserine(thio...l)lyase (OASTL) enzymes involved in cysteine (Cys) biosynthesis and located in different subcellular compartments. These enzymes are... made up of a complex variety of isoforms resulting in differe...Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana). Total intracellular Cys and glutathione concentrations were re...duced, and the glutathione redox state was shifted in favor of its oxidized form. Interesti

  11. Reference: 712 [Arabidopsis Phenome Database[Archive

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    Full Text Available rtas Maria C et al. 2007 Dec. Plant Cell 19(12):4120-30. Nitric oxide (NO) is a free radical product of cell... metabolism that plays diverse and important roles in the regulation of cellular function. S-Nitrosylation i... We investigated the molecular mechanism for S-nitrosylation of peroxiredoxin II E (PrxII E) from Arabidopsi...s thaliana and found that this posttranslational modification inhibits the hydroperoxide-re...ducing peroxidase activity of PrxII E, thus revealing a novel regulatory mechanism for peroxiredoxins. Furthermore

  12. Reference: 157 [Arabidopsis Phenome Database[Archive

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    Full Text Available al. 2005 Feb. Plant J. 41(3):364-75. Chloroplast development requires coordinated expression of both nuclea...ins in chloroplast biogenesis, we isolated an Arabidopsis mutant, egy1-1, which has a dual phenotype, re...duced chlorophyll accumulation and abnormal hypocotyl gravicurvature. Subsequent map-...based cloning and DNA sequencing of the mutant gene revealed a 10-bp deletion in an EGY1 gene, which encodes...s between tissue types, being most prominent in leaf and stem tissues, and is responsive to light and ethyle

  13. Losses on SPS flat bottom and beam loading with LHC beams

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    Bartosik, H; Cettour Cave, S; Cornelis, K; Damerau, H; Goddard, B; Kain, V; Lasheen, A; Rumolo, G; Shaposhnikova, E; Timko, H


    Losses at SPS flat bottom with the LHC proton beams hadbeen studied since the earliest days the LHC beams becameavailable in the SPS. Some of the loss mechanisms involvedcould be identified and over the years of operation with thenominal 25ns LHC beam, the losses could be gradually re-duced. Nevertheless, in machine studies with high intensity25ns LHC beams it is still observed that the transmissiondegrades with intensity. As summarised in this paper, a se-ries of studies have been performed in 2016 with the aim offurther characterising the loss mechanisms and eventuallyfinding mitigation measures in view of the LHC injectorupgrade project (LIU)

  14. A CFD Investigation on the Effect of the Air Entrainment in Breaking Wave Impacts on a Mono-Pile

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    Tomaselli, Pietro; Christensen, Erik Damgaard


    In impacts of breaking waves on offshore structures, it is still not well-known how the air entrainment phenomenon affects the exerted loads. In this paper, a developed CFD solver capable of simulating the air entrainment process was employed to repro-duce an experimental investigation...... on the impact of a spilling wave against a circular cylinder. The exerted in-line force was computed with and without the inclusion of dispersed bubbles. Results showed that the magnitude of the computed force was affected when the entrainment of bubbles was simulated....

  15. Computer Graphics Research Laboratory (United States)


    link chain (3-6 DOFs) could be done in real-time. It took, however, 48 hours on Silicon Graphics Iris Indigo workstation to generate the animation of 20...Gesture and the poetics of prose. Poetics Today, 12:375-404, 1992. [8] Justine Cassell, David McNeill, and Karl-Erik McCullough. Kids , don’t try this at...effectively on level, accumulating each intermediate image. This pro- an Iris Indigo XS 2 4 TM with 8 stencil bits and a 48 bit duces a final image with

  16. Norwegian Tax System from the Point of View of Climate Change Policy


    Michal Ptak


    Norway was the first country in the world to fix a carbon dioxide target. Norway was also one of the first countries to implement taxes to increase incentives to re-duce greenhouse gas emissions. The aim of the paper is to analyse the role of envi-ronmental taxes in Norwegian climate policy. The author also examines the differ-ences between the climate change policy measures in Norway and in the European Union countries, especially Poland.The first part of the paper contains an analysis of da...

  17. Nonlinear compression of optical solitons

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    2 q =α(z)t2q+iβ(z)q. (33). Before proceeding to arrive the integrability conditions from AKNS formalism, we intro- duce a variable transformation q(z,t) =Q(z,t)exp iβt2. 2. (34) in eq. (33), resulting in. iQz βzt2Q. 2 Qtt +2 Q. 2. Q 2iβtQt 2iβQ α β2¡. t2Q =0. (35). The linear eigenvalue problem associated with eq. (35) is. U = iλ. 2 iQ.

  18. Res Cover Oct 07

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  19. The dynamics of histamine level in patients with chronic urticaria under the influence of different methods of treatment.

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    Dytyatkovska Ye.M.


    Full Text Available There was studied the efficiency of different methods of chronic urticaria treatment. All patients were divided into 2 groups depending on treatment scteme. The paper shows the dynamics of histamine level in blood plasma, intestine disbiosis in patients with chronic urticaria under the influence of different treatment complexes. It was proved that there exists the correlation between the serum histamine level and method of treatment. Intro¬ducing bionorm into the treatment allows to decrease histamine level and correspondingly to significantly improve clinical effect and patients’ life quality.

  20. Underwater Electrical Safety Practices (United States)


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  1. Virtual Things for Machine Learning Applications


    Bovet, Gérôme; Ridi, Antonio; Hennebert, Jean


    International audience; Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices, especially sensors are pro-ducing large quantities of data that can be used for gather-ing knowledge. In this field, machine learning technologies are increasingly used to build versatile data-driven models. In this paper, we present a novel architecture able to ex-ecute machine learning algorithms within the sensor net-work, presenting advantages in terms of privacy and data transfer efficiency. We first argument that some classes of ...

  2. Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement, Cullinan Ranch Specific Plan, City of Vallejo, Solano County, California. (United States)


    spined stickleback , prickly sculpin and intro- duced threadfin shad and inland silversides. The American...8217;.’ . ..- " ’% . /.."-’.">".?.?-’%".""- ":%" " i i .".𔃿 j ’-i .’- .’? ..: 1 industrial use is its size , which would be conducive to development by large industrial users...within the City of Vallejo. These sites are scattered in various parts of the city, and none of the sites are of a size comparable to Alternatives A, B,

  3. Role of environment and hydrography in determining the picoplankton community structure of Sagami Bay, Japan

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    Mitbavkar, S.; Saino, T.; Horimoto, N.; Kanda, J.; Ishimaru, T.

    between the total biomass and abundance of picophytoplankton and heterotrophic bacteria as observed in other studies (Calvo-Diaz and Moran, 2006), which indicates the dependence of bacteria on substrates pro- duced by picophytoplankton. 4.2 Picoplankton... of the North Atlantic Ocean, summer 1993. Aquat. Microb. Ecol., 10, 283–298. Calvo-Diaz, A. and X. A. G. Moran (2006): Seasonal dynamics of picoplankton in shelf waters of the Southern Bay of Bis- cay. Aquat. Microb. Ecol., 42, 159–174. Campbell, L., H. Liu, H...

  4. Geopolítica, (de)colonialidad e identidad : la conciencia dividida de Rubén Darío / Geopolitics, (De)coloniality and Identity: the Divided Consciousness of Rubén Darío


    List, Jared


    In this article, I analyze Rubén Darío?s essays, chronicles, and newspaper articles through the framework of the coloniality of power and the coloniality of knowledge developed by Aníbal Quijano among others. I argue that reading his political writings, we observe a subject with a divided consciousness. On one hand, Darío repro-duces Eurocentric thinking that characterizes coloniality and, on the other hand, he criticizes and questions such paradigm. To support my argument, I use the geopolit...

  5. 1997 IEEE/LEOS Summer Topical Meeting on Gallium Nitride Materials, Processing and Devices Held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on 11-15 August 1997 (United States)


    34, Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 14, no. 6, June 1996. 2.D.Baney, "Modelisation et caracterisation de la reponse FM des lasers a contre...equivalent orbital functions in the isotropic energy structure of the hexagonal c-plane. We propose intro- ducing the anisotropic strain in the follows. At a strain of 0%, both HH and LH consist of two p-like orbital functions in the c-plane, lx> along a-axis and ly> along b-axis, like

  6. Situating learning

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    Ribeiro, Gustavo; Georg, Susse; Finchman, Rob


    This paper looks at learning experiences in South Africa and Thailand by highlighting the role of context and culture in the learning process. The authors are based at Danish and South African higher education institutions and have contributed to DUCED's TFS programme in the positions of overall....... Such exploration involves the participation of students as actors in the process of urban management and in the implementation of environmental projects by NGO's, CBO's and public institutions. It involves contact with communities and interaction with students and staff from local universities under the LUCED co...

  7. Stemcell Information: SKIP000787 [SKIP Stemcell Database[Archive

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    Full Text Available SKIP000787 ... Diseased 7643-5 7643-5 ... ティモシー症候群 I45.8 Timothy syndrome 601005 ... ... ... -- -- ... Yes No Human iPSCs.The Timothy syndrome iPSCs preserved the Timothy syndrome mutation. 疾患特異的iPS細胞。ティモシー症候群...duced pluripotent stem cells to investigate cardiac phenotypes in Timothy syndrome....--Using induced pluripotent stem cells to investigate cardiac phenotypes in Timothy syndrome. Yazawa M, Hs

  8. Low Temperature Fluorination of Aerosol Suspensions of Hydrocarbons Utilizing Elemental Fluorine. (United States)


    injection of a solution of about two-thirds of those expected even when no fluorine is nsed. This the product mixture in CC14 was separated on a 3/s in...NMR spectra, CI and Ml mass spectra and III gime. Reaction P7/N.? yields 0.54 g of F- neopen tan for 51 hInmmol/h spectra. As is also the case single GLC injection (Figure 4). Reaction PF/D-I pro- side of the ring can be determined. 3’b This information allowed the duced 0.7963 g of F-l,4

  9. The Distribution of Galactic 511 keV Positron Annihilation Radiation (United States)


    including: cosmic-ray interactions in the interstellar medium, gamma-ray bursts, pul- sars, and +-decay products from radioactive nuclei (e.g., 56Co...44Sc, and 26Al) pro- duced by supernovae , novae, or Wolf-Rayet stars. Photon-photon pair production in the vicinity of an accreting black hole Type Ia supernovae (Chan and Lingenfelter 1993). The 511 keV line ux for the spheroid component, 1:7 103 cm2 s1, corresponds to a

  10. Barcellona, 17 e 18 marzo 1938

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    Edoardo Grassia


    Full Text Available On 17 and 18 March 1938 Barcelona was heavily bombed by the planes of the Legionary Air Force which took off from Palma de Mallorca. Ciano told the English ambassador that the order to bomb had come directly from Franco, but actually it was given by Mussolini to General Valle accidentally met at the Chamber where the Italian duce had gone to deliver a long-awaited speech on the Anschluss. Why was this order given? It has often been asserted that the reasons are to be searched in the will to wear down the civilians, according to the best teachings of Douhet’s air instructions, or in the reaction to the reopening of the French border to allow the aid for the republican faction. These reasons, though well-grounded, have been focused exclusively on the Spanish Civil War. In my article, according to a broader viewpoint considering the approach of the Second World War, I will try to analyze a further reason starting exactly from the annexation of Austria carried out by the Germans and from Mussolini’s explicit desire to increase his reputation in Hitler’s opinion in the hope of a future military alliance. The bombing of Barcelona on 17 and 18 March 1938, from this viewpoint, acquires a communicative dimension of constancy, unscrupulousness and military power that the duce, at least outwardly, catching the euphoric current wave set off by the Anschluss, wanted to transmit to the possible ally.

  11. Practicing Multicultural Education through Religiously Affiliated Schools and Its Implications for Social Change

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    Miftahur Rohman


    Full Text Available Having varied ethnics, cultures, religions, or faiths, Indonesia is considered a multicultural nation in today’s world. This equity can be dangerous; but also can be advantageous if myriad interests of citizens are able to be nurtured through education, including religious schools. The research was conducted to explore multicultural practices in the State-owned Islamic High School (MAN 3 and the Catholic High School (SMA Stella Duce 2 in Yogyakarta Indonesia. Data was gathered via qualitative method by means of comparative study, aiming at seeking similarities and differences on promoting multicultural education values. Findings show similarities of teachers’ attitudes and characteristics as facilitator, accommodator, or assimilator whereas the differences include their leadership role in intrareligious dialog at MAN 3 and dialog leaders at SMA Stella Duce 2. Other issues include diverse understandings of religion and its perceived violence. The research formulates two categories of teacher as being multicultural-intrareligious pluralist and multicultural-intrareligious humanist. It also discusses implications on social change as a result of cultural interchange at those schools.

  12. Optimization of Moving Coil Actuators for Digital Displacement Machines

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    Nørgård, Christian; Bech, Michael Møller; Roemer, Daniel Beck


    This paper focuses on deriving an optimal moving coil actuator design, used as force pro-ducing element in hydraulic on/off valves for Digital Displacement machines. Different moving coil actuator geometry topologies (permanent magnet placement and magnetiza-tion direction) are optimized for actu......This paper focuses on deriving an optimal moving coil actuator design, used as force pro-ducing element in hydraulic on/off valves for Digital Displacement machines. Different moving coil actuator geometry topologies (permanent magnet placement and magnetiza-tion direction) are optimized...... for actuating annular seat valves in a digital displacement machine. The optimization objectives are to the minimize the actuator power, the valve flow losses and the height of the actuator. Evaluation of the objective function involves static finite element simulation and simulation of an entire operation...... cycle using a single chamber Digital Displacement lumped parameter model. The optimization results shows that efficient operation is achievable using all of the proposed moving coil geometries, however some geometries require more space and actuator power. The most appealing of the optimized actuator...

  13. U.S. Biodefense & Homeland Security: Toward Detection & Attribution (United States)


    Johnny’s Café and The Chuck Wagon restaurants. They also contaminated blue cheese salad bar dressing at Arlo’s restaurant. Ava said Puja claimed to...Ibid., 319. 104 Ibid., 20-21. 105 Ibid. 106 Ibid. 30 cheese dressing of another, but not in the dry mix used to make the dressing. “This suggested... biotechnology experts until months into the investigation. “There was a delay of several months before the FBI subpoenaed laboratories working with

  14. Interview with Theo Rosier

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    Theo Rosier


    Full Text Available On 21 January 2009, the Amsterdam Court of Appeal had ordered the Public Prosecution Service (OM to subpoena Dutch politician Geert Wilders for, inter alia, spreading hatred and offending a group because of their religious convictions contrary to articles 137d and 137c of the Dutch Criminal Code. On Monday 24 May, the Amsterdam Court of First Instance rejected all preliminary objections formulated by Wilder's attorney Bram Moszkowicz. High time to scrutinise the precise merits of this prosecution and to re-examine an age old controversy: the perceived clash between the right to freedom of speech and (the right to freedom of religion.

  15. Smoke Control Design for V2O5 Melting Furnace%V2O5熔化炉烟气治理设计

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    介绍了攀钢集团攀枝花钢钒有限公司下属钒业公司V2O5熔化炉烟气治理的除尘工艺、主要设备组成及除尘系统优势,并对该项目进行了投资和社会效益的分析.%The dust removal process, main equipment and advantages of the dedusting system for smoke control design of the V2O5 melting furnace at Panzhihua Steel are intro-duced. The investment and social benefit of this project is also analyzed.

  16. Cascade Distillation System Development (United States)

    Callahan, Michael R.; Sargushingh, Miriam; Shull, Sarah


    NASA's Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) Life Support System (LSS) Project is chartered with de-veloping advanced life support systems that will ena-ble NASA human exploration beyond low Earth orbit (LEO). The goal of AES is to increase the affordabil-ity of long-duration life support missions, and to re-duce the risk associated with integrating and infusing new enabling technologies required to ensure mission success. Because of the robust nature of distillation systems, the AES LSS Project is pursuing develop-ment of the Cascade Distillation Subsystem (CDS) as part of its technology portfolio. Currently, the system is being developed into a flight forward Generation 2.0 design.

  17. Dicty_cDB: AFE435 [Dicty_cDB

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  18. The strained state cosmology

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    Tartaglia, Angelo


    Starting from some relevant facts concerning the behaviour of the universe over large scale and time span, the analogy between the geometric approach of General Relativ- ity and the classical description of an elastic strained material continuum is discussed. Extending the elastic deformation approach to four dimensions it is shown that the accelerated expansion of the universe is recovered. The strain field of space-time repro- duces properties similar to the ones ascribed to the dark energy currently called in to explain the accelerated expansion. The strain field in the primordial universe behaves as radiation, but asymptotically it reproduces the cosmological constant. Subjecting the theory to a number of cosmological tests confirms the soundness of the approach and gives an optimal value for the one parameter of the model, i.e. the bulk modulus of the space-time continuum. Finally various aspects of the Strained State Cosmology (SSC) are discussed and contrasted with some non-linear massive gravity theor...

  19. A Semantic Web Blackboard System (United States)

    McKenzie, Craig; Preece, Alun; Gray, Peter

    In this paper, we propose a Blackboard Architecture as a means for coordinating hybrid reasoning over the Semantic Web. We describe the components of traditional blackboard systems (Knowledge Sources, Blackboard, Controller) and then explain how we have enhanced these by incorporating some of the principles of the Semantic Web to pro- duce our Semantic Web Blackboard. Much of the framework is already in place to facilitate our research: the communication protocol (HTTP); the data representation medium (RDF); a rich expressive description language (OWL); and a method of writing rules (SWRL). We further enhance this by adding our own constraint based formalism (CIF/SWRL) into the mix. We provide an example walk-though of our test-bed system, the AKTive Workgroup Builder and Blackboard(AWB+B), illustrating the interaction and cooperation of the Knowledge Sources and providing some context as to how the solution is achieved. We conclude with the strengths and weaknesses of the architecture.

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  1. A Degradation Analysis Methodology for Maintenance Tasks (United States)


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  2. An Approach for Assessing the Benefits of IT Investments in Global Supply Chains

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    Betz, Michaela; Henningsson, Stefan


    This paper develops and demonstrates a novel approach for ex-ante assessment of business benefits from IT investments in global supply chains. Extant IT assessment approaches are typically based on the assumption that benefit realization from IT investments involves a single stakeholder and are pro......-duced by the technology as an isolated product. In contrast, research on global supply chains has shown that benefits generated from IT investments in this domain are typically generated by the coor-dinated use of many stakeholders and by technologies producing complimentary effects in systemic relationships....... The assessment approach in this paper brings the contingent inter-organizational and technological dependencies of IT investments to the forefront of the assessment. It provides actors in industries relating to global supply chains the means to better apprehend the possible benefits from an IT investment...

  3. Privatisasi: Implikasinya terhadap Perubahan Perilaku Karyawan dan Budaya Organisasi

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    Achmad Sobirin


    Full Text Available Two variables are usually used as a basis to make decision of privatization. While this is not necessarily wrong, there in fact other factors that should be taken for consideration but so far being neglected. These are human and cultural factors. This paper discusses these two factors and hypothesizes their implications in the short term and long term. In the short term, it is hypothesized that privatization will create fear, anxiety, stress and dissatisfaction among employees in which their company being privatized but no significance implication to the organizational culture. In the long term it is hypothesized that these fear, anxiety, stress and dissatisfaction will gradually be re¬duced. Despite this expectation, in the long term it is also expected that the success of privatization will be de¬pending on the reaction of the people on the cultural change. Key Words: Privatisasi, perubahan organisasi, perilaku karyawan, budaya organisasi.

  4. Alvarado score: A valuable clinical tool for diagnosis of acute appendicitis –a retros-pective study

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    Swagata Brahmachari1 and Ashwini B. Jajee2


    Full Text Available Appendicitis is a common surgical emergency and diagnosis is still a great challenge. Accurate diagnosis and timely intervention re-duces morbidity and mortality. The present study was conducted to evaluate Alvarado scoring system for diagnosis of acute appen-dicitis in Indian set up. The study was carried out on 200 patients admitted in Surgery ward between January 2009 and December 2010 with right lower quadrant abdominal pain. Alvarado score was calculated and all patients were divided in three groups. Mean age of presentation was 29.12 years and male to female ratio was 1.27:1. Higher the Alvarado score, more is the sensitivity. So pa-tients having score 7 or above had sensitivity of 66%. We con-clude that Alvarado score is unique since it incorporates signs, symptoms and laboratory findings of suspicious patients. Alvarado score can be utilized safely for diagnosis of acute appendicitis.

  5. Dynamic capabilities, creative action, and poetics

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    Donald MacLean


    Full Text Available Research on dynamic capabilities explores how businesses change enables enterprises to remain competitive. However, theory on dynamic capabilities still struggles to capture novelty, the essence of change. This study argues that a full understanding of strategic change requires us to sharpen our focus on real people and experiences; in turn, we must incorporate other faculties, which almost always operate alongside our logical ones, into our theory. We must pay more attention to the “non­-rational” sides of ourselves—including, but not limited to, our imaginations, intuitions, attractions, biographies, preferences, and aesthetic faculties and capabilities. We argue that all such faculties, on the one hand, are central to our abilities to comprehend and cope with complexity and, on the other hand, foster novel understandings, potential responses, and social creativity. This study intro­duces the possibility of an alternative form of inquiry that highlights the role of poetic faculties in strategic behavior and change.

  6. Coordinating Work with Groupware

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    Pors, Jens Kaaber; Simonsen, Jesper


    One important goal of employing groupware is to make possible complex collaboration between geographically distributed groups. This requires a dual transformation of both technology and work practice. The challenge is to re­duce the complexity of the coordination work by successfully inte......­grating the protocol stipulating the collaboration and the ar­te­fact, in form of the groupware application, mediating the col­laboration. This paper analyses a generic groupware application that was deployed in a large financial organisation in order to support working groups distributed throughout four countries....... Using the CSCW frame­work of coordination mechanisms, we have elicited six general factors influencing the integration of the groupware application in two situations....

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  10. Relationship between energy systems and landscapes. Guidelines and tools for design and management

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    Elisabetta Ginelli


    Full Text Available Landscapes undergoing conservation, valorisation, management and reconstruction policies, become a fundamental factor for the local/global development of natural, cultural, human and social potentials of territories. With the contribution of technological design culture, the research, having a strong multidisciplinary character, focuses on managing the relationship between energy systems and landscapes with the general aim of subverting and transforming apparent conflicts in synergies, in order to overcome a sectorial and segmented approach barely based on energy performances. Through the introduction of a complex multidimensional methodology of analysis and evaluation the goal of this work, is to develop standards of acceptability, meta-design criteria and guidelines for design, intro- ducing a methodology for multidimen- sional complex analysis and evaluation, to support Public Authorities.

  11. Method for rudder roll stabilization control by maintaining ship speed

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    LIU Zhiquan


    Full Text Available A ship navigating on the surface of the water may experience greater resistance, adversely affect-ing its speed and leading to energy loss. The added resistance of surface ships in both still water and waves are investigated, and the computation method of total speed loss is presented. An autopilot system is intro-duced to constrain the speed loss, and course keeping and rudder roll stabilization sliding mode control laws are proposed according to a compact control strategy. The two working conditions of "heading" and "heading plus anti-roll" are discussed, including roll stabilization, heading error, speed maintenance and rudder abrasion. The results show that the speed can be effectively maintained using this method, and from a commercial point of view, the fin-rudder roll stabilization control is not recommended for vessels equipped with both fins and rudders.

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  13. The Emulsion Scanning System of the OPERA experiment

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    Juget, F


    The OPERA experiment has for goal the direct detection of !μ ! !! oscilla- tion, using an hybrid apparatus composed of electronic detectors and nuclear photographic emulsions. A charged particle crossing an emulsion layer ion- izes the medium along its path leaving a latent image which leads, after de- velopment, to a sequence of aligned grains. Nuclear emulsions are analyzed by means of optical microscopes to reconstruct the 3D particle tracks. The OPERA collaboration has developed a dedicated system to scan a large num- ber of emulsions (surface of about 1000 m2). The achieved resolution is "1 μm and "1 mrad allowing to observe directly the short-lived " particles pro- duced in !!CC interactions.

  14. Environmental Management

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    Lehmann, Martin

    The doctoral research project is co-financed by DUCED-I&UA and is part of a joint effort of Thai, Malay, South African and Danish universities to conduct collaborative research on the overarching theme "Environmental Management: Globalisation and Industrial Governance in Developing Countries......". The PhD project is expected to conclude ultimo 2005. Environmental management and cleaner production (CP) are both internationally recognised as tools for minimising environmental impacts of production or services. However, several studies have shown that especially SMEs, which probably amount to more...... than 90 percent of the total number of enterprises, are experiencing a vast number of both external and internal barriers towards the implementation of preventative environmental measures. In general, SMEs are therefore not introducing such improvements to the same extents as larger companies are...

  15. Non-nodulated bacterial leaf symbiosis promotes the evolutionary success of its host plants in the coffee family (Rubiaceae)

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    Verstraete, Brecht; Janssens, Steven; Rønsted, Nina


    -pathological endo- phytes are present in the leaves of their hosts. It is hypothesized that the bacterial endophytes, either alone or by interacting with the host, provide chemical protection against herbivory or pathogens by pro- ducing toxic or otherwise advantageous secondary metabolites. If the bacteria indeed...... have a direct ben- eficial influence on their hosts, it is reasonable to assume that the endophytes may increase the fitness of their hosts and therefore it is probable that their presence also has an influence on the long-term evolu- tion of the particular plant lineages. In this study, the possible...... origin in time of non-nodulated bacterial leaf symbiosis in the Vanguerieae tribe of Rubiaceae is elucidated and dissimilarities in evolutionary dynamics between species with endophytes versus species without are investigated. Bacterial leaf sym- biosis is shown to have most probably originated...

  16. Emittance growth in coast in the SPS

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    Alekou, A; Bartosik, H; Calaga, R


    The CERN SPS will be used as a test-bed for the LHCprototype crab-cavities, which will be installed and testedin the SPS in 2018. As the time available for experimen-tal beam dynamics studies with the crab cavities installedin the machine will be limited, a very good preparation isrequired in advance. One of the main concerns is the in-duced emittance growth, driven by phase jitter in the crabcavities. In this respect, several machine development (MD)studies were performed during the past years to quantifyand characterize the emittance evolution of proton beamsin coast in the SPS. In these proceedings, the experimentalobservations from past years are summarized and the MDstudies from 2016 are presented. Finally, a proposal for anexperimental program for 2017 is discussed.

  17. Stemcell Information: SKIP001098 [SKIP Stemcell Database[Archive

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  19. From analysis to surface

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    Bemman, Brian; Meredith, David


    In recent years, a significant body of research has focused on developing algorithms for computing analyses of mu- sical works automatically from encodings of these works' surfaces [3,4,7,10,11]. The quality of the output of such analysis algorithms is typically evaluated by comparing it with a “......In recent years, a significant body of research has focused on developing algorithms for computing analyses of mu- sical works automatically from encodings of these works' surfaces [3,4,7,10,11]. The quality of the output of such analysis algorithms is typically evaluated by comparing...... it with a “ground truth” analysis of the same music pro- duced by a human expert (see, in particular, [5]). In this paper, we explore the problem of generating an encoding of the musical surface of a work automatically from a systematic encoding of an analysis. The ability to do this depends on one having...

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  2. Rate Predictions and Trigger/DAQ Resource Monitoring in ATLAS

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    Schaefer, D M; The ATLAS collaboration


    Since starting in 2010, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has pro- duced collisions at an ever increasing rate. The ATLAS experiment successfully records the collision data with high eciency and excel- lent data quality. Events are selected using a three-level trigger system, where each level makes a more re ned selection. The level-1 trigger (L1) consists of a custom-designed hardware trigger which seeds two higher software based trigger levels. Over 300 triggers compose a trig- ger menu which selects physics signatures such as electrons, muons, particle jets, etc. Each trigger consumes computing resources of the ATLAS trigger system and oine storage. The LHC instantaneous luminosity conditions, desired physics goals of the collaboration, and the limits of the trigger infrastructure determine the composition of the ATLAS trigger menu. We describe a trigger monitoring frame- work for computing the costs of individual trigger algorithms such as data request rates and CPU consumption. This framework has been used...

  3. A dual-chamber method for quantifying the effects of atmospheric perturbations on secondary organic aerosol formation from biomass burning emissions (United States)

    Tkacik, Daniel S.; Robinson, Ellis S.; Ahern, Adam; Saleh, Rawad; Stockwell, Chelsea; Veres, Patrick; Simpson, Isobel J.; Meinardi, Simone; Blake, Donald R.; Yokelson, Robert J.; Presto, Albert A.; Sullivan, Ryan C.; Donahue, Neil M.; Robinson, Allen L.


    Biomass burning (BB) is a major source of atmospheric pollutants. Field and laboratory studies indicate that secondary organic aerosol (SOA) formation from BB emissions is highly variable. We investigated sources of this variability using a novel dual-smog-chamber method that directly compares the SOA formation from the same BB emissions under two different atmospheric conditions. During each experiment, we filled two identical Teflon smog chambers simultaneously with BB emissions from the same fire. We then perturbed the smoke with UV lights, UV lights plus nitrous acid (HONO), or dark ozone in one or both chambers. These perturbations caused SOA formation in nearly every experiment with an average organic aerosol (OA) mass enhancement ratio of 1.78 ± 0.91 (mean ± 1σ). However, the effects of the perturbations were highly variable ranging with OA mass enhancement ratios ranging from 0.7 (30% loss of OA mass) to 4.4 across the set of perturbation experiments. There was no apparent relationship between OA enhancement and perturbation type, fuel type, and modified combustion efficiency. To better isolate the effects of different perturbations, we report dual-chamber enhancement (DUCE), which is the quantity of the effects of a perturbation relative to a reference condition. DUCE values were also highly variable, even for the same perturbation and fuel type. Gas measurements indicate substantial burn-to-burn variability in the magnitude and composition of SOA precursor emissions, even in repeated burns of the same fuel under nominally identical conditions. Therefore, the effects of different atmospheric perturbations on SOA formation from BB emissions appear to be less important than burn-to-burn variability.

  4. Certificates of Confidentiality: Protecting Human Subject Research Data in Law and Practice. (United States)

    Wolf, Leslie E; Patel, Mayank J; Williams Tarver, Brett A; Austin, Jeffrey L; Dame, Lauren A; Beskow, Laura M


    The federal Certificate of Confidentiality plays an important role in research on sensitive topics by authorizing researchers to refuse to disclose identifiable research data in response to subpoenas in any legal setting. However, there is little known about how effective Certificates are in practice. This article draws on our legal and empirical research on this topic to fill this information gap. It includes a description of the purpose of Certificates, their legislative and regulatory history, and a summary of the few reported and unreported cases that have dealt with Certificates. In addition, we outline other statutory confidentiality protections, compare them to the Certificate's protections, and analyze some of the vulnerabilities of a Certificate's protections. This analysis allows us to make specific recommendations for strengthening the protections afforded to research data. © 2015 American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics, Inc.


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    Full Text Available The current work had the objective to characterize the visual symptoms of nutrient deficiencies, single and multiple, in castor bean cultivar Guarani, as well as their effects on dry matter and biometrical index. The experiment was carried out in culture solution with randomized blocks with six treatments and four repli-cations. The treatments were represented by control, then the Hoagland and Arnon (1950 control, omission of iron (-Fe; multiple omission of iron and zinc (-FeZn, omission of manganese (-Mn, multiple omission of manganese and zinc (-MnZn and omission of zinc (-Zn. Castor bean plants under single Zn omissions did not show visual symptoms, however multiple omission of this nutrient increased the symptoms intensity and re-duced the plant height. In such results, the symptoms of Zn deficiency were observed. The nutrients content, in leaves, were more affected by the treatment -FeZn, while the stem contents were affected under Zn omissions. The nutrient omission, single or multiple, in culture solution caused morphological changes and turn into a vis-ual symptoms, altered the dry matter, biometrical index and nutrient contents in castor bean plants.


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    Cornelia Elena Tureac


    Full Text Available În majoritatea companiilor, există un conflict deschis între managerii responsabili de acoperireacosturilor (financiari şi contabili şi managerii responsabili de satisfacerea clienţilor (marketing şi vânzări.Registrele contabile avertizează asupra preţurilor ce nu acoperă în întregime costurile, în timp ce registrele demarketing argumentează că tendinţa de a plăti a clientului trebuie să fie singurul îndrumător al preţurilor.Conflictul între aceste două opinii risipeşte resursele companiei şi duce la decizii de stabilirea preţurilor caresunt parţial compromise. Stabilirea de preţuri profitabile implică o integrare a costurilor şi a valorii pentru client.Spre a realiza această integrare, totuşi, ambele trebuie să părăsească ideile greşite şi să formeze o viziunecomună care să ducă la profitabilitate.

  7. Effects of all Trans Retinoic Acid Combined with Cisplatin on Survival of Gastric Cancer Cell Line (AGS

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    N. Najafzadeh


    Full Text Available Introduction & Objective: All-trans retinoic acid, a derivative of retinoids, is widely used to in-duce prolifferation, differentiation and apoptosis in normal, precancareous and cancerous cells. Cisplatin, an effective drug for cancer treatment, induces apoptosis via cross-linking to DNA. Previous studies on ovarian and melanoma cancer cells have showed synergistic ef-fects of cisplatin and retinoic acid. Our aim is to study such synergistic effect on gastric de-rived cell line, AGS. Materials & Methods: In this experimental study gastric cancer cell line was cultured with dif-ferent concentration of retinoic acid and cisplatin and their combination. The cell death was evaluated with clonogenic assay and Acridine Orange/ Ethidium Bromide staining. Results: The results showed that all-trans retinoic acid had not significant effect on cell death in gastric cancer. The results showed that high doses of retinoic acid and cisplatin can cause cell death via necrosis and early apoptosis, respectively. The plates were treated with the combination of 10 µM retinoic acid and 5, 10 µg cisplatin, and more cell death were ob-served (P<0.001. It seems that, suseptability of this cell line to retinoic acid is dose depend-ent. Conclusion: In this study, we concluded that the combination of retinoic acid and cisplatin was more effective on cell death than cisplatin and retinoic acid alone. (Sci J Hamadan Univ Med Sci 2013; 20 (3:207-214

  8. [Comparison of the Pressure on the Larynx and Tongue Using McGRATH® MAC Video Laryngoscope--Direct Vision versus Indirect Vision]. (United States)

    Tanaka, Yasutomo; Miyazaki, Yukiko; Kitakata, Hidenori; Shibuya, Hiromi; Okada, Toshiki


    Studies show that McGRATH® MAC (McG) is useful during direct laryngoscopy. However, no study has examined whether McG re- duces pressure on the upper airway tract We compared direct vision with indirect vision concerning pressure on the larynx and tongue. Twenty two anesthesiologists and 16 junior residents attempted direct laryngoscopy of airway management simulator using McG with direct vision and indirect vision. Pressure was measured using pressure measurement film. In anesthesiologists group, pressure on larynx was 14.8 ± 2.7 kgf · cm(-2) with direct vision and 12.7 ± 2.7 kgf · cm(-2) with indirect vision (P vision and 7.6 ± 2.8 kgf · cm(-2) with indirect vision (P = 0.18). In junior residents group, pressure on larynx was 19.0 ± 1.3 kgf · cm(-2) with direct vision and 14.1 ± 3.1 kgf · cm(-2) with indirect vision (P vision and 11.2 ± 4.7 kgf · cm(-2) with indirect vision (P vision can reduce pressure on the upper airway tract.

  9. Short Review: Cu Catalyst for Autothermal Reforming Methanol for Hydrogen Production

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    Ho-Shing Wu


    Full Text Available Hydrogen is a promising alternative energy sources, hydrogen can be used in fuel cell applications to pro-ducing electrical energy and water as byproduct. Therefore, fuel cell is a simple application and environ-mentally friendly oriented technology. Recent years various methods have been conducted to produce hy-drogen. Those methods are derived from various sources such as methanol, ethanol, gasoline, hydrocarbons. This article presents a brief review a parameter process of that affects in autothermal reforming methanol use Cu-based catalysts for production of hydrogen. Copyright © 2012 BCREC UNDIP. All rights reserved.Received: 3rd January 2012; Revised: 23rd February 2012; Accepted: 28th February 2012[How to Cite: H.S. Wu, and D. Lesmana. (2012. Short Review: Cu Catalyst for Autothermal Reforming Methanol for Hydrogen Production. Bulletin of Chemical Reaction Engineering & Catalysis, 7 (1: 27-42. doi:10.9767/bcrec.7.1.1284.27-42][How to Link / DOI: ] | View in 

  10. Research on American Social Assistance on Long-Term Care and Enlightenment to China%美国照护社会救助制度及对我国的启示

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    在老年人的生活质量被日益关注的今天,处在社会最底层的贫困失能老人更应该得到社会的重视,应该对他们优先提供照护社会救助。通过对美国的照护社会救助制度进行介绍和分析,梳理美国在照护社会救助标准的设定、救助服务的提供、救助制度的支出等方面的成功经验,可对我国照护社会救助制度的建立提供启示。%With growing concerning on the life quality of the elderly today , we should also pay attention to the poor and disabled elderly who lie at the bottom of society , and we should give priority social assistance on long -term care to these elderly .This paper will intro-duce and analyze the American social assistance on long -term care.We can learn a great lesson from the way how America set the standard of assistance and coordinate to other long -term care programmes .

  11. The effect of low serum bicarbonate values on the onset of action of local anesthesia with vertical infraclavicular brachial plexus block in patients with End-stage renal failure

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    Al-mustafa Mahmoud


    Full Text Available Vertical infraclavicular brachial plexus block is utilized in patients with chronic renal failure at the time of creation of an arterio-venous fistula (AVF. The aim of this study is to test the effect of impaired renal function, with the resulting deranged serum electrolytes and blood gases, on the success rate and the onset of action of the local anesthetics used. In this prospective clinical study, we investigated the effect of the serum levels of sodium, potassium, urea, crea-tinine, pH, and bicarbonate on the onset of action of a mixture of lidocaine and bupivacaine administered to create infraclavicular brachial plexus block. A total of 31 patients were studied. The success rate of the block was 93.5 % (29 patients. The mean onset time for impaired or re-duced sensation was found to be 8.9 ± 4.7 mins and for complete loss of sensation, was 21.2 ± 6.7 mins. There was no significant association with serum sodium, potassium, urea, creatinine or the blood pH level (P> 0.05. The bivariate correlation between serum bicarbonate level and the partial and complete sensory loss was -0.714 and -0.433 respectively, with significant correlation (P= 0.00, 0.019. Our study suggests that infraclavicular block in patients with chronic renal failure carries a high success rate; the onset of the block is delayed in patients with low serum bicarbonate levels.

  12. Rare and Rare-Earth Metals in Coal Processing Waste

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    Cherkasova Tatiana


    Full Text Available An urgent issue for power plants operating on solid fuels (coal is the issue of utilization or use of accumulated production waste - ash and slag materials - in the related production. Ash-slag materials are classified as “waste”, usually grade 5; tens of millions of tons of them being pro-duced annually in the Kemerovo region, which threatens the ecology of the region. At the same time, ash and slag is a very promising raw material. The use of this material as a base for the final product allows us to signifi-cantly expand the possibilities of using coal. The most widespread is the system of ash and slag involving in construction or as a replacement for sand in road construction, or as an additive to building mixtures. However, there are both industrially valuable and environmentally dangerous ele-ments in ash-slag materials. Ash-slag materials can be considered as inde-pendent ore deposits located on the surface and requiring the costs of their extraction.

  13. Name etymology and its symbolic value in Francis Scott Fitzgerald's "The great Gatsby"

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    Full Text Available The aim of my paper is to scrutinize the manifold interpretations of proper names and their possible symbolical value that the reading of F. S. Fitzgerald's classic leaves in the reader. On the whole, the novel's internal structure is rather comprised, which consequently makes the story exact, its plot condensed, but behind this seemingly concise and more or less simple language the author nevertheless manages to embody powerful symbolism that speaks for itself. It is disputable whether Fitzgerald truly aimed to produce such a strong metaphorical emphasis that would most minutely delineate America's social character in the turbulent twenties as projected in the personal stories of the novel's leading protagonists. Within this figurative scope, large as it is, 1 therefore focus only on the significance of proper names and their obvious contribution to the holistic social portrayal. It may be only a minor, but nevertheless one of the most reliable and crucial means of outlining the consequences of the postwar spiritual apathy that overwhelmed the American nation and was in­ duced by the societal downfall due to the disillusion of the American Dream. How this Dream influenced each individual's and society's destiny remains to be my goal in this article. For the purpose of analysis 1 rely on the 1994 Penguin edition. All direct quotes from now on are to be taken from this source.

  14. Simulation of the Position Resolution of a Scintillation Detector

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    Templ, Sebastian; Sauerzopf, Clemens

    In the Standard Model of particle physics, CPT symmetry is regarded as invariant. In order to test this prediction, the ASACUSA collaboration (“Atomic Spectroscopy And Collisions Using Slow Antiprotons”) aims to make a very precise measurement of the hyperfine structure of antihydrogen with a Rabi-like experiment. The compar- ison of the experimentally-obtained antihydrogen transition frequencies with those of hydrogen allows for a direct test of CPT symmetry. The spectrometer line of the ASACUSA HBAR-GSHFS (“Antihydrogen ground state hyperfine splitting”) experiment consists of a particle source, a spin flip-in- ducing microwave cavity, a spin-analyzing sextupole magnet, and a detector. In the course of the work for this thesis, a single scintillation detector as used in the hodoscopes of the detector at the end of the spectrometer line was simulated using the particle physics toolkit Geant4. Subsequent analysis of the simulation data allows for an estimate of the minimal uncertainty in determining t...


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    Full Text Available The study assessed sensorial aspects and physicochemical characteristics of two non- commercial genotypes of cherry tomato, CH152 and CLN1561, and compared them to the genotype Carolina, all grown organically. Ripened fruits of the three varieties were harvested at the same time, selected, cleaned and subjected to sensorial analysis by 50 adult testers. They used a 9-point hedonic scale to classify the fruits in terms of aroma, flavor, flesh color and general appearance. The physicochemical analyses determined pH, solu- ble solids (SS and titratable acidity (AT. For the aspects aroma and general appearance, the 3 varieties ob- tained mean scores of 7.0 to 7.9, which corresponds to “like moderately”; and scored 8.0 to 8.9 to the attribute flesh color, which represents “like very much”. For the attribute flavor, the scores of “Carolina” tomatoes and CLN1561A corresponded to “like moderately, and for CH152 it was “like very much”. The mean values of physicochemical parameters (pH = 4.41 to 4.61; SS = 4.03 to 5.06; and AT = 335.13 to 369.23 were similar among the genotypes (ANOVA, P>0.05. In conclusion, both the varieties tested, CH152 and CLN1561, pro- duce fruits of high sensorial and physicochemical quality, showing potential for commercial exploitation.

  16. A Review of 'Organic Struggle: The Movement for Sustainable Agriculture in the United States'

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    Charles Francis


    Full Text Available Organic Struggle chronicles the challenges encountered by innovators in a growing segment of the U.S. food pro- duction and marketing system. Practiced for millenia by farmers before the introduction of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, and first developed more formally in Europe, organic farming practices began to gain prominence in the U.S. only in the 1950s. Far more than a system for pro- ducing food, this strategy has become a focus for those supporting healthy and pesticide-free products, for some who embrace the organic system as a food movement, and by many who disagree with the current domination of the country’s food industry by large farms and a small num- ber of multinational corporations. Within the organic sector there is debate between those who favor a system primar- ily run by local farmers who sell through small markets and CSAs, and others who insist that the ‘Big-Organic’ seg- ment that now sells more than half of all organic food is doing more to help the environment in the large picture. Author Brian Obach describes this ongoing struggle.

  17. [Dot1 and Set2 Histone Methylases Control the Spontaneous and UV-Induced Mutagenesis Levels in the Saccharomyces cerevisiae Yeasts]. (United States)

    Kozhina, T N; Evstiukhina, T A; Peshekhonov, V T; Chernenkov, A Yu; Korolev, V G


    In the Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeasts, the DOT1 gene product provides methylation of lysine 79 (K79) of hi- stone H3 and the SET2 gene product provides the methylation of lysine 36 (K36) of the same histone. We determined that the dot1 and set2 mutants suppress the UV-induced mutagenesis to an equally high degree. The dot1 mutation demonstrated statistically higher sensitivity to the low doses of MMC than the wild type strain. The analysis of the interaction between the dot1 and rad52 mutations revealed a considerable level of spontaneous cell death in the double dot1 rad52 mutant. We observed strong suppression of the gamma-in- duced mutagenesis in the set2 mutant. We determined that the dot1 and set2 mutations decrease the sponta- neous mutagenesis rate in both single and d ouble mutants. The epistatic interaction between the dot1 and set2 mutations and almost similar sensitivity of the corresponding mutants to the different types of DNA damage allow one to conclude that both genes are involved in the control of the same DNA repair pathways, the ho- mologous-recombination-based and the postreplicative DNA repair.

  18. Heat transfer augmentation of magnetohydrodynamics natural convection in L-shaped cavities utilizing nanofluids

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    Sourtiji Ehsan


    Full Text Available A numerical study of natural convection heat transfer through an alumina-water nanofluid inside L-shaped cavities in the presence of an external magnetic field is performed. The study has been carried out for a wide range of important parame­ters such as Rayleigh number, Hartmann number, aspect ratio of the cavity and solid volume fraction of the nanofluid. The influence of the nanoparticle, buoyancy force and the magnetic field on the flow and temperature fields have been plotted and discussed. The results show that after a critical Rayleigh number depending on the aspect ratio, the heat transfer in the cavity rises abruptly due to some significant changes in flow field. It is also found that the heat transfer enhances in the presence of the nanoparticles and increases with solid volume fraction of the nanofluid. In addition, the performance of the nanofluid utilization is more effective at high Ray­leigh numbers. The influence of the magnetic field has been also studied and de­duced that it has a remarkable effect on the heat transfer and flow field in the cavity that as the Hartmann number increases the overall Nusselt number is significantly decreased specially at high Rayleigh numbers.

  19. A comparison of ABTS and DPPH methods for assessing the total antioxidant capacity of human milk. (United States)

    Martysiak-Żurowska, Dorota; Wenta, Weronika


    The Total Antioxidant Capacity (TAC) of human milk reflects the concentration and the activity of many components which prevent oxidative degradation of fats and proteins. This study compares the effectiveness of ABTS and DPPH tests with regard to the recovery, precision and sensitivity (detection and quantification limit) of (TAC) values in human milk. TAC values were determined in twenty five samples of human milk obtained from healthy mothers, residents of Gdańsk, on the 14th day postpartum. The average TAC of human milk determined by ABTS assay was 19.61 ±3.311 mg TE (Trolox Equivalents)/100 cm3, the average values obtained by the DPPH assay reached 9.95 ±4.36 mg TE/100 cm3. For each milk sample the TAC determined by the ABTS test was significantly higher than the values pro- duced by the DPPH test. The above findings can be attributed to the presence of substances whose spectra overlap with DPPH• spectra. ABTS test was characterised by a higher sensitivity and repeatability of the determination of TAC in human milk compared to the DPPH test. Comparing the calculated values for the validation parameters of both methods and taking into account the solubility of DPPH only in polar matrices, slower reaction of selected antioxidants with DPPH radical, and the presence in human milk constituents absorbing electromagnetic radiation in the absorption of DPPH be assumed that the ABTS test is more appropriate method of determining of TAC in breast milk.

  20. Scanning tunneling microscopy III theory of STM and related scanning probe methods

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    Güntherodt, Hans-Joachim


    While the first two volumes on Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM) and its related scanning probe (SXM) methods have mainly concentrated on intro­ ducing the experimental techniques, as well as their various applications in different research fields, this third volume is exclusively devoted to the theory of STM and related SXM methods. As the experimental techniques including the reproducibility of the experimental results have advanced, more and more theorists have become attracted to focus on issues related to STM and SXM. The increasing effort in the development of theoretical concepts for STM/SXM has led to considerable improvements in understanding the contrast mechanism as well as the experimental conditions necessary to obtain reliable data. Therefore, this third volume on STM/SXM is not written by theorists for theorists, but rather for every scientist who is not satisfied by just obtaining real­ space images of surface structures by STM/SXM. After a brief introduction (Chap. 1), N. D. Lang first co...

  1. The control of reproduction in finfish species through GnRH treatments

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    Simona Rainis


    Full Text Available Fish in captivity can show some dysfunctions, at different levels, in the physiological processes of reproduction, due to  the lack of synthesis or release of gonadotropins (GtHs by hypophysis. As a consequence, a worsening of quality and  quantity of spawned gametes, or a lack of egg and sperm spawning, can be observed. The farmers can act on fish repro-  ductive cycle manipulating the environmental parameters of rearing, the diet, the genetics or using GnRH treatments.  Nowadays, they are used mainly GnRH, synthesized in laboratory as analogues. These releasing factors, naturally pro-  duced by hypothalamus, let to overcome the technological and biological limits of the “traditional” hormonal treatments  with hCG, being more effective, cheaper and easily available on market. This article makes a historical survey of the con-  ditioning treatments for fish reproduction and also considers the future perspectives of these treatments, examining the  topics that research will have to focus, in order to make these treatments common worldwide, in any hatchery and for  each farmed  species of finfish. 

  2. Hadronic resonance production measured with the ALICE detector

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    Dash, Ajay


    Hadronic resonances serve as a unique tool to study the properties of hot and dense matter pro- duced in heavy-ion collisions. These properties can be studied by measuring the ratios of hadronic resonance yields to the yields of longer-lived hadrons which can be used to investigate the re- scattering effects and the chemical freeze-out temperature. Resonance measurements in pp and p–Pb collisions provide a necessary baseline for heavy-ion data and help to disentangle the initial- state effects from medium-induced effects. The ALICE Collaboration has measured resonances such as, K ∗ (892) 0 and φ (1020) in pp, p–Pb, and Pb–Pb collisions at the LHC energies. These resonances are reconstructed via their hadronic decay channel in a wide momentum range at midrapidity. In this work, we present recent results on the transverse momentum spectra, mean transverse momentum, ratios of resonance production relative to that of long-lived hadrons.

  3. Rare and Rare-Earth Metals in Coal Processing Waste (United States)

    Cherkasova, Tatiana; Cherkasova, Elizaveta; Tikhomirova, Anastasia; Bobrovni-kova, Alyona; Goryunova, Irina


    An urgent issue for power plants operating on solid fuels (coal) is the issue of utilization or use of accumulated production waste - ash and slag materials - in the related production. Ash-slag materials are classified as "waste", usually grade 5; tens of millions of tons of them being pro-duced annually in the Kemerovo region, which threatens the ecology of the region. At the same time, ash and slag is a very promising raw material. The use of this material as a base for the final product allows us to signifi-cantly expand the possibilities of using coal. The most widespread is the system of ash and slag involving in construction or as a replacement for sand in road construction, or as an additive to building mixtures. However, there are both industrially valuable and environmentally dangerous ele-ments in ash-slag materials. Ash-slag materials can be considered as inde-pendent ore deposits located on the surface and requiring the costs of their extraction.

  4. Reinforcement of Bolted Timber Joints Using GFRP Sheets in Poplar and Pine Woods

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    Mehrab Madhoushi


    Full Text Available Failure in timber structures occurs mainly in crucial points such as joints areas. Therefore, the idea of using composite sheets in timber joints has been intro-duced as a method in order to increase the strength and ductility behaviour of timber joints. This research aims to study the behaviour of bolted joints in poplar and pine woods, which are reinforced by two types of GFRP sheets. A single shear bolted joint consisted of 3 timber members whose length and width were 30 cm in length and 5 cm in width. The thickness of each member was 4 cm for internal part and 2 cm for external part. The employed steel bolt was 10 cm in length and 1 cm in diameter. In this respect, one layer of GFRP sheet was used to be bonded to timber members by using epoxy resin and left between the clamps for 24 hours. They were then kept at room temperature for three weeks. Also the effect of adding a wood veneer on the reinforced joints was investigated. The tensile strength of the reinforced and control samples (un-reinforced joints was measured according to ASTM D5652-92 standard. The results show that the reinforced samples have higher tensile strength compared to that of reinforced joints, although it is not statistically signifcant. Also, two types of sheets infuence the joint behaviour as the reinforced joints display more ductility behaviour.


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    Victor E. Medentsov


    Full Text Available The article considers the choice of the lubricants for using in the bolted joints of the serial gas-turbine engine AL-31. In a modern gas turbine engine complex bolted joints operating in various conditions are used. They are subject to demolition in the repair process, in which they break as the result of burning and thus the increase of the breakaway mo- ment. On the basis of maintenance conditions analysis there were determined the most characteristic defects in bolted joints, as well as the reasons for their occurrence. It was established that the main cause of failure of bolted joints is the increase breakaway moment of bolted joint. To reduce the breakaway moment one should choose such lubricants as to re- duce the thermal influence on the bolt and prevent it from being destroyed in the disassembly process. For choosing lubri- cations the analysis of the requirements for lubricants for bolted joints used at high temperatures was conducted. Lubricants choice was made based on the results of a comparative study of various compositions of lubricant application in the process of field testing. This research work is aimed to improve the efficiency of bolted connections in a wide operating range and to prevent the increase breakaway moments in gas-turbine engine repair. Obtained in the process of field testing results allow to suggest a lubricant that can be used in the bolt connection operating at high temperatures and to reduce the break- away moment compared to the commercially used one.

  6. Compositions de revêtement réticulables par bombardement électronique. Deuxième partie : Analyse de la littérature des brevets sur la formulation des liants radiodurcissables Forming Crosslinkable Coating by Electron Bombardement. Part Two : Analysis of Patent Literature on Formulating

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    Miléo J. -C.


    Full Text Available Le procédé de séchage des peintures et vernis par irradiation électronique est analysé sous son aspect chimique. On passe en revue les différents modes de synthèse permettant d'obtenir les résines radiodurcissables qui font l'objet, sur le plan des brevets, d'une abondante littérature. Ces résines sont classées suivant la nature des insaturations réactives qu'elles contiennent - insaturations de type « ester maléique », - esters et amides (méthacryliques simples; - esters (méthacryliques à enchaînements uréthanes ; - esters (méthacryliques (p-hydroxylés, leurs esters (insaturés et autres dérivés, - siloxanes; - maléimides; - insaturations « allyliques » ; - résines saturées. The process of drying points and varnishes by electron irradiation is analyzed from the chemical standpoint. A review is mode of the different synthesis methods of pro ducing radiation-curable resins that have resulted in abundant patent literature. These resins are classified according ta the nature of the reactive unsaturations they contain - unsaturations of the « maleic ester » type; - simple (methacrylic esters and amides ; - 3-hydroxyl (methacrylic esters, their (unsaturated esters and other derivatives ; - siloxanes ; - maleimides ; - « allylic » unsaturations ; - saturated resins

  7. Estrutura dos Depósitos Sedimentares Quaternários da Bacia Hidrográfica do Rio Santana, Miguel Pereira, Estado do Rio de Janeiro

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    Full Text Available The present work deals with stratigraphy, sedimentology and geomorphology of Quater-nary sedimentary deposits of Santana river hydrographic basin. through facies and arquitecturalelements descriptions. Based on five arquitectural elements characterized by ten lithofacies thefollowing structural and depositional evolutions were scheduled: 1 formation of thick soil horizons over the basement; 2 deposition of several alluvial fans on the soils (lithofacies Gm andFm, element E; 3 above an unconformity we can recognize a fluvial system, characterized by anon well drainage floodplain. This floodplain is overlaid by high-sinuosity channels (lithofaciesSp and St, element C genetically related to other floodplain (lithofacies Fl and Fsc, element Awhere the interfigering with crevasse splay deposits (lithofacies Sh, Sl, and Sp, element B isususal; 4 an erosional phase suceed by a new depositional phase characterized by low-sinuositychannels (lithofacies Gp, Gt, Sp, St, and Sh, element D. Nowadays anthropogenic action pro-duces a new erosional phase. The geomorphological features recognized were scheduled: 1 thepresent floodplain 1.5m above the river bed; 2 the low terrace ( named T2 5m above the riverbed and its deposits is related to element D; 3 the high terrace ( named T1 11m above the riverbed and its deposits is related to elements A, B, C and E.


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    Iurie BACALOV


    Full Text Available Diabetul zaharat apare din cauza producţei insuficiente de insulină de către pancreas; astfel, nivelul glucozei din sânge depăşeşte valorile normale. Statisticile arată o creștere permanentă a cazurilor de diabet zaharat. Circa 5% din populație (cu unele variații de la o țară la alta suferă de forma clinică a acestei maladii, aproximativ 10% – de forma ei subclinică. Diabetul zaharat produce o serie de dereglări funcţionale, precum și la nivelul gonadelor, ce pot duce la complicaţii grave, ca menopauza la femei şi impotența la bărbaţi.CONCENTRATION OF ESTRADIOL AND TESTOSTERONE IN EXPERIMENTAL DIABETES ON THE BACKGROUND OF CYNARA SCOLYMUS EXTRACT INTAKEDiabetes occurs due to insufficient insulin production by the pancreas, so the blood glucose level exceeds normal levels. Statistics show a permanent increase in diabetes cases. About 5% of the population (with some variation from one country to another suffers from the clinical form of this disease, about 10% - of its subclinical form. Diabetes causes a number of functional disorders, as well as on gonads, that can lead to serious complications such as menopause in women and impotence in men.

  9. John Locke och familjens makt över uppfostran

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    Christer Hedin


    Full Text Available JOHN LOCKE AND THE POWER OF THE FAMILY OVER EDUCATION. Who deserves author-ity over education? Plato was convinced that it was the state. Locke insisted onthe family. Mill, from his own hard-won experience, was convinced that theindividual should have more influence than the family. Of course, childrenhad to be compelled to learn basics; otherwise their freedom would be re-duced. John Locke lived in a time of growing capital formation. He defendedthe right of ownership as a fundamental human right. According to him, itfollowed from the right to life. Property was created through work, and workwas a way of using life. Parents had to have the decisive influence on educa-tion. They needed to be convinced that their heirs would manage their inher-itance in a responsible way. Locke is regarded as a father of democracy. How-ever, it can hardly be claimed that he was a promoter of democracy in educa-tion. His defence of private property led him to ascribe so much power overeducation to parents that individual rights were substantially curtailed.

  10. Mexico City air quality research initiative, volume 3, modeling and simulation

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    Mauzy, A. [ed.] [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)


    The objective of the modeling and simulation task was to develop, test, and apply an appropriate set of models that could translate emission changes into air quality changes. Specifically, we wanted to develop models that could describe how existing measurements of ozone (O{sub 3}), carbon monoxide (CO), and sulfur dioxide (SO{sub 2}) would be expected to change if their emissions were changed. The modeling must be able to address the effects of difference in weather conditions and changes in land use as well as the effects of changes in emission levels. It must also be able to address the effects of changes in the nature and distribution of the emissions as well as changes in the total emissions. A second objective was to provide an understanding of the conditions that lead to poor air quality in Mexico City. We know in a general sense that Mexico City`s poor air quality is the result of large quantities of emissions in a confined area that is subject to light winds, but we did not know much about many aspects of the problem. For example, is the air quality on a given day primarily the result of emissions on that day...or is there an important carryover from previous nights and days? With a good understanding of the important meteorological circumstances that lead to poor air quality, we learn what it take duce an accurate forecast of impending quality so that we can determine the advisability of emergency measures.


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    Vasile RUSU


    Full Text Available Tratarea în prealabil a bentonitului Lărguţa cu soluţie diluată de acid (pH 2, în continuare fiind intercalat cu specii oligomerice de aluminiu, duce la modificarea proprietăţilor de suprafaţă ale adsorbanţilor intercalaţi – a acidităţii lor, a caracteristicilor sorbţional-structurale şi a stabilităţii termice. Cinetica conversiei acidului oleic la esterificarea cu alcool etilic este influenţată de caracterul acid al catalizatorilor utilizaţi. Modelările efectuate relevă că adsorbanţii intercalaţi, obţinuţi pe baza bentonitului Lărguţa, au perspective reale de a fi utilizaţi pentru obţinerea biocombustibilului din uleiuri vegetale.SURFACE PROPERTIES OF PILLARED BENTONITE LARGUTA (R. MOLDOVA PILLARED WITH ALUMINUM OLIGOMERIC SPECIESLarguta bentonite prior treatment with dilute acid (pH 2 further being pillared with aluminum oligomeric species, result in modification of the surface properties of the adsorbents - acidity, sorption-structural characteristics and thermal stability. The kinetics of the conversion of oleic acid to esterification with ethylic alcohol is influenced by the nature of the acid catalysts used. Pillared adsorbents obtained on the basis of bentonite Larguta (RM possess real prospects for obtaining bio-fuel from vegetable oils.


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    Lilik Wahyuni


    Full Text Available As a social practice, language is used to persuade, influence, argue, refuse, maintain, and to response one’s reaction. Using language, one may practically pro- duce and reproduce authority. This article deals with the symbolic fight and the mechanism of symbolic force within politics discourse in written media. The analy- sis technique used is critical discourse analysis, especially in the interaction be- tween language and social structure. The result shows that the symbolic fight in the written media represents the practice of continuing the doxa by the orthodoxa group and of attacking it by the heterodoxa group. The strategies of fighting the doxa are by showing the orthodoxa group’s weaknesses, arousing the enmity within the group, comparing the orthodoxa group to others, and by using SARA and com- munity issues. The mechanism of the symbolic force used by the ortodoxa is the use of euphemism and censor.   Key words: kekuasaan simbolik, doxa, orthodoxa, SARA, dan wacana politik.

  13. Wilfrid H.G. Haacke and Eliphas Eiseb. A Khoekhoegowab Dictionary with an English-Khoekhoegowab Index

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    Matthias Brenzinger


    Full Text Available Having dedicated more than 20 years to this single major lexicographic project, the authors, Professor Wilfrid H.G. Haacke and Pastor Eliphas Eiseb, have pro-duced a dictionary of amazing quantity and quality. The newly published Khoekhoegowab Dictionary comprises some 25 000 Khoekhoegowab entries and the English renderings in the English-Khoekhoegowab index amount to over 26 000 entries. While these figures are quite impressive in themselves, the reader will also find a thorough analysis of the Khoekhoegowab entries as well as refined English translations. The dictionary attempts to address the interests of linguists as well as the needs of the speech community. Unavoidably, the divergent interests of these two groups force the authors to accept a number of compromises that result in some inconvenience for both the target audiences. Despite these limitations, linguistic research on African languages will find the dictionary a source of eminent importance for both historical linguistics as well as typological studies. And mother-tongue speakers will greatly benefit from this publication, which, thanks to financial support from the German technical assistance agency GTZ, is available at a price that is affordable for the Namibian public.

  14. Status of the Atlas Liquid Argon Calorimeter and its Performance after Three Years of LHC Operation

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    The ATLAS experiment is designed to study the proton-proton collisions pro- duced at the Large Hadron Collider(LHC) at CERN. Liquid argon sampling calorimeters are used for all electromagnetic calorimetry covering the pseudo- rapidity region up to 3.2, as well as for hadronic calorimetry in the range 1.5-4.9. The electromagnetic calorimeters use lead as passive material and are characterised by an accordion geometry that allows a fast and uniform az- imuthal response without any gap. Copper and tungsten were chosen as pas- sive material for the hadronic calorimetry; whereas a classic plate geometry was adopted at large polar angles, an innovative one based on cylindrical elec- trodes with thin argon gaps was designed for the coverage at low angles, where the particles flow is higher. All detectors are housed in three cryostats kept at approximately 89 K. After installation in 2004-2006, the calorimeters were extensively commissioned over the three-year period prior to first collisions in 2009, using cosmic ra...

  15. Aviazione legionaria: il comando politico-strategico e tecnico-militare delle forze aeree impiegate nel conflitto civile spagnolo

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    Edoardo Grassia


    Full Text Available In the Spanish Civil War 5699 soldiers and more than 700 planes of the Italian Regia Aeronautica (Italian Royal Air Force intervened. This military unit, in order not to put out Italian flags or badges, having regard to the secrecy of the military intervention in a foreign country, was named Legionary Air Force. In my article I will try to highlight the Italian anomalies of the political-strategic highest authorities who led to the decision of intervening in the Spanish conflict, since leaders that had no competent authority took part in the decision of the military intervention, while those who had full powers did not take part in it. Moreover, I will try to underline the heavy oddities related to the employment and the command of the aircraft which was often used according to the old legacy of the land force in order to substitute the artillery or the tanks. Finally, considering the Spanish conflict as a prelude to the Second World War, I will point up how the commitment in Spain led to false instructions in the military domain, maintained in the most challenging world conflict, as well as how the want of war material complained by the Italian duce in 1943 is to ascribe to the Italian limited far-sightedness in its commitment alongside Generalissimo Francisco Franco.

  16. Evolution and variation of multigene families

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    Ohta, Tomoko


    During the last decade and a half, studies of evolution and variation have been revolutionized by the introduction of the methods and concepts of molecular genetics. We can now construct reliable phylogenetic trees, even when fossil records are missing, by compara­ tive studies of protein or mRNA sequences. If, in addition, paleon­ tological information is available, we can estimate the rate at which genes are substituted in the species in the course of evolution. Through the application of electrophoretic methods, it has become possible to study intraspecific variation in molecular terms. We now know that an immense genetic variability exists in a sexually repro­ ducing species, and our human species is no exception. The mathematical theory of population genetics (particularly its stochastic aspects) in conjunction with these new developments led us to formulate the "neutral theory" of molecular evolution, pointing out that chance, in the form of random gene frequency drift, is playing a much more importa...

  17. Improvement of PLL algorithm for the LEP Q-meter

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    Berrig, O E


    The PLL (Phase Locked Loop) has two modes: search mode and locking mode. The mode is determined by how far apart the internal frequency is from the external frequency. When the internal - and exter nal frequencies are close, the PLL is in locking mode. While locking on the external frequency, the PLL can largely be expressed as a linear term superimposed with a small "noise" term. We can t herefore calculate a transfer function that will completely describe the performance of the PLL apart from the precision, which is determined by the noise term. Two ideas are presented on how to re duce the noise term. The first idea is to compensate the noise term with an equal value of opposite sign. This completely removes the noise when the PLL locks on a steady frequency. Unfortunately it can not be used for the LEP Q-meter which is plagued by the presence of satellite frequencies. For other equipment with cleaner spectra, the method can improve their precision dramatically. T he second idea reduces the noise level wit...

  18. Wash Resistance and Bioefficacy of Alpha-cypermethrin Long Lasting Impregnated Nets (LLIN-Interceptor® against Anopheles stephensi using Tunnel Test

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    Hassan Vatandoost


    Full Text Available Background: The Long-lasing insecticide impregnated nets (LLINs is considered as an effective tools for malaria vector control. The aim of this study was to evaluate the residual efficacy of alpha-cypermethrin long lasting im­pregnated nets (LLIN-Interceptor® against Anopheles stephensi using tunnel test.Methods: The wash-resistance of Interceptor® nets were assessed under laboratory conditions using tunnel test. Females of An. stephensi were released into the tunnel and then they were provided blood meals from guinea pigs. Bed nets were washed according to the standard procedure up to 20 times. The bioefficacy indicators such as inhi­bition of bloodmeal from experimental animal, knockdown, irritancy rate, survival rate, entry index and mortality were calculated.Results: It induced 90–100% mortalities in the population of An. stephensi up to 15 washes. The KT50 values re­duced from 73.47 to 26.30 minutes in unwashed in comparison to one washed, respectively. The mean of mortality rate of blood-feeding inhibition and entry indexes was reached to 91.6%±2.8, 87.0±3.4 and 24.9±2.8 respectively after 20 washing.Conclusion: This net could provide a good personal protection against malaria vectors and could induce relatively high mortality, inhibit the blood-feeding as well as reduce the entry rates of female mosquitoes even after several washes.

  19. The role of theophylline in prevention of radiocontrast media-induced nephropathy

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    Malhis Mahmoud


    Full Text Available Contrast media induced nephropathy (CIN results in significant morbidity and mortality. We therefore investigated whether theophylline (adenosine antagonist reduces the inci-dence of contrast media induced nephropathy. Two hundred and eighty patients were randomly assigned to prophylactic administration of hydration with sodium bicarbonate plus theophylline (either orally or intravenously (n=128 or hydration with sodium bicarbonate only (n=152. Blood Urea, creatinine, and glomerular filtration rate (MDRD were measured before and after administration of contrast media. Both groups were similar in clinical characteristics and amount of contrast used. Theophylline prophylaxis significantly reduced the incidence of CIN (1.6% vs 7.9%; P= 0.015. Compared to low-risk patients, Theophylline prophylaxis significantly reduced the incidence of CIN in moderate and high-risk patients (0% vs 8.8%; P= 0.022 and 9.1% vs 42.1%; P= 0.014 respectively. In conclusion, prophylactic administration of theophylline re-duces the incidence of CIN in moderate and high-risk patients for CIN.

  20. Application of Artificial Neural Networks for Efficient High-Resolution 2D DOA Estimation

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    Full Text Available A novel method to provide high-resolution Two-Dimensional Direction of Arrival (2D DOA estimation employing Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs is presented in this paper. The observed space is divided into azimuth and elevation sectors. Multilayer Perceptron (MLP neural networks are employed to detect the presence of a source in a sector while Radial Basis Function (RBF neural networks are utilized for DOA estimation. It is shown that a number of appropriately trained neural networks can be successfully used for the high-resolution DOA estimation of narrowband sources in both azimuth and elevation. The training time of each smaller network is significantly re¬duced as different training sets are used for networks in detection and estimation stage. By avoiding the spectral search, the proposed method is suitable for real-time ap¬plications as it provides DOA estimates in a matter of seconds. At the same time, it demonstrates the accuracy comparable to that of the super-resolution 2D MUSIC algorithm.

  1. ON B.I.M.


    Livio Arturo Sacchi


    The essay examines the meanings of BIM as a design process far the digital simulation of the construction of buildings in a computable way and in order to ensure interoperability and coherence among its different ele­ments. It outlines the recent history of BIM, its interna­tional developments and the changes that it is intro­ducing in ltaly. It debates the main critical issues that come out at the didactic and professional level, from the loss of a uthorship and the crisis of the theoretical...

  2. Validation of a zero-dimensional and 2-phase combustion model for dual-fuel compression ignition engine simulation

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    Mikulski Maciej


    Full Text Available Increasing demands for the reduction of exhaust emissions and the pursuit to re-duce the use of fossil fuels require the search for new fuelling technologies in combustion engines. One of the most promising technologies is the multi-fuel compression ignition engine concept, in which a small dose of liquid fuel injected directly into the cylinder acts as the ignition inhibitor of the gaseous fuel. Achieving the optimum combustion process in such an engine requires the application of advanced control algorithms which require mathematical modelling support. In response to the growing demand for new simulation tools, a 0-D model of a dual-fuel engine was proposed and validated. The validation was performed in a broad range of engine operating points, including various speeds and load condition, as well as different natural gas/diesel blend ratios. It was demonstrated that the average model calculation error within the entire cycle did not exceed 6.2%, and was comparable to the measurement results cycle to cycle variations. The maximum model calculation error in a single point of a cycle was 15% for one of the complex (multipoint injection cases. In other cases, it did not exceed 11%.

  3. RF Communication Subsystem Integration Research (United States)


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  4. [Diminished culpability]. (United States)

    Ohman, Luis; Fantini, Adrián P


    One of the central matters in forensic psychiatry is its culpability. Day after day we, the mental health professionals, are subpoenaed in different courts of our country to assess the mental state of a given individual in order to endorse a judge so that he can issue their view pertaining the culpability and the responsibility of accused subjects. Our current National Criminal Code, dating from 1921, in Art. 34 sub 1 holds for culpability a dichotomous model in which an individual is responsible and must be accountable for his behavior or not responsible and in such case must no be held accountable in criminal courts. This dichotomous model often does not permit the correct analysis of the psychopathology making sometimes the psychiatrist to force a conclusion according to this paradigm imposed by Justice. As we all know reality does not reflect itself under discrete categories and notwithstanding this is the written norm, people, thoughts, emotions and behaviors manifest in dimensions where boundaries are not always clear. Hence, we are considering it necessary to give effect to the impulses for the reform of the existing Criminal Code to lead to diminish culpability.

  5. Child abuse pediatric consults in the pediatric emergency department improve adherence to hospital guidelines. (United States)

    Webb, Tara; Valvano, Thomas; Nugent, Melodee; Melzer-Lange, Marlene


    Little data describes the role of child abuse pediatricians in consultation for physical abuse patients the pediatric emergency department. To compare adherence in the emergency department to hospital physical abuse guidelines and need to return for testing between 2 groups: those receiving a child abuse consultation in the pediatric emergency department vs those who received standard emergency department care with subsequent child abuse review. We reviewed 471 records of visits to the pediatric emergency department for physical abuse. Data collected included demographics, studies performed, whether patients need to return after child abuse review, child abuse subpoenas, child abuse testimony in court. Patients who received a child abuse consult in the emergency department or inpatient were more likely to be younger and to have more severe injuries. In cases where a consult was obtained, there was 100% adherence to emergency department clinical guidelines vs 66% when no consult was obtained. In addition, in cases that did not receive a child abuse consult, 8% had to return to the hospital for labs or radiographs after their emergency department visit. Child abuse consultation in the pediatric emergency department improves compliance with clinical guidelines and decreases the likelihood that patients will need to return for further testing.

  6. Concepts to elucidate the pattern-associated analysis of tooth marks in court. (United States)

    Bernitz, H


    Increased awareness by crime scene detectives has led to a rise in number of bite mark associated cases appearing before the South African courts. This has led to an increased number of dentists being subpoenaed to give forensic evidence. The purpose of this paper was to elucidate the presentation of evidence in pattern associated tooth mark analysis. Three aspects are discussed. They are the basic principle of pattern association, the effects of limited shrinkage and distortion on the pattern of the tooth marks, and finally how to overcome the difficulties that court personnel experience in visualising bite marks. The author has applied these basic concepts over the past six years. Judges and defence advocates have been able to understand the simple concepts and apply them to the more complex issues before them. The concepts described should be familiar to all dentists and forensic odontologists giving tooth mark evidence in the high court. They will assist in explaining all aspects of pattern association to the legal fraternity and aid in the presentation of the evidence. Their strength is in their simplicity.

  7. The unintended consequences of portfolios in graduate medical education. (United States)

    Nagler, Alisa; Andolsek, Kathryn; Padmore, Jamie S


    Portfolios have emerged in graduate medical education despite lack of consensus on their definition, purpose, or usefulness. Portfolios can be used as a tool for residents to record their accomplishments, reflect on their experiences, and gain formative feedback. This exercise may help prepare physicians for lifelong learning as well as enhance patient care. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education has endorsed and may soon require the use of portfolios as an assessment tool to evaluate resident competence. However, using portfolios for summative evaluation purposes such as making high-stakes decisions on resident promotion or matriculation may deter resident candidness. In addition, the use of portfolios in clinical settings raises issues unique to the health care setting such as patient privacy, disclosure of clinical information, and professional liability exposure of physicians. It is not clear that peer-review statutes that sometimes protect educational materials used in teaching and evaluation of residents would also bar disclosure and/or evidentiary use of portfolio contents. Is the teaching institution, resident, or graduate vulnerable to requests and subpoenas for the portfolio contents? If so, then a resident's documentation of insecurities, suboptimal performance, or bad outcomes would be ripe for discovery in a medical malpractice lawsuit. If embraced too quickly and without sufficient reflection on the nuances of implementation, this well-intentioned initiative may present unintended legal consequences.

  8. Past, Present, and Future Production of Bio-oil

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    Steele, Philip; Yu, Fei; Gajjela, Sanjeev


    Bio-oil is a liquid product produced by fast pyrol-ysis of biomass. The fast pyrolysis is performed by heating the biomass rapidly (2 sec) at temperatures ranging from 350 to 650 oC. The vapors produced by this rapid heating are then condensed to produce a dark brown water-based emulsion composed of frag-ments of the original hemicellulose, cellulose and lignin molecules contained in the biomass. Yields range from 60 to 75% based on the feedstock type and the pyrolysis reactor employed. The bio-oil pro-duced by this process has a number of negative prop-erties that are produced mainly by the high oxygen content (40 to 50%) contributed by that contained in water (25 to 30% of total mass) and oxygenated compounds. Each bio-oil contains hundreds of chemi-cal compounds. The chemical composition of bio-oil renders it a very recalcitrant chemical compound. To date, the difficulties in utilizing bio-oil have limited its commercial development to the production of liq-uid smoke as food flavoring. Practitioners have at-tempted to utilize raw bio-oil as a fuel; they have also applied many techniques to upgrade bio-oil to a fuel. Attempts to utilize raw bio-oil as a combustion engine fuel have resulted in engine or turbine dam-age; however, Stirling engines have been shown to successfully combust raw bio-oil without damage. Utilization of raw bio-oil as a boiler fuel has met with more success and an ASTM standard has recently been released describing bio-oil characteristics in relation to assigned fuel grades. However, commercialization has been slow to follow and no reports of distribution of these bio-oil boiler fuels have been reported. Co-feeding raw bio-oil with coal has been successfully performed but no current power generation facilities are following this practice. Upgrading of bio-oils to hydrocarbons via hydroprocessing is being performed by several organizations. Currently, limited catalyst life is the obstacle to commercialization of this tech-nology. Researchers

  9. A reevaluation of the magnitude and impacts of anthropogenic atmospheric nitrogen inputs on the ocean (United States)

    Jickells, T. D.; Buitenhuis, E.; Altieri, K.; Baker, A. R.; Capone, D.; Duce, R. A.; Dentener, F.; Fennel, K.; Kanakidou, M.; LaRoche, J.; Lee, K.; Liss, P.; Middelburg, J. J.; Moore, J. K.; Okin, G.; Oschlies, A.; Sarin, M.; Seitzinger, S.; Sharples, J.; Singh, A.; Suntharalingam, P.; Uematsu, M.; Zamora, L. M.


    We report a new synthesis of best estimates of the inputs of fixed nitrogen to the world ocean via atmospheric deposition and compare this to fluvial inputs and dinitrogen fixation. We evaluate the scale of human perturbation of these fluxes. Fluvial inputs dominate inputs to the continental shelf, and we estimate that about 75% of this fluvial nitrogen escapes from the shelf to the open ocean. Biological dinitrogen fixation is the main external source of nitrogen to the open ocean, i.e., beyond the continental shelf. Atmospheric deposition is the primary mechanism by which land-based nitrogen inputs, and hence human perturbations of the nitrogen cycle, reach the open ocean. We estimate that anthropogenic inputs are currently leading to an increase in overall ocean carbon sequestration of 0.4% (equivalent to an uptake of 0.15 Pg C yr-1 and less than the Duce et al. (2008) estimate). The resulting reduction in climate change forcing from this ocean CO2 uptake is offset to a small extent by an increase in ocean N2O emissions. We identify four important feedbacks in the ocean atmosphere nitrogen system that need to be better quantified to improve our understanding of the perturbation of ocean biogeochemistry by atmospheric nitrogen inputs. These feedbacks are recycling of (1) ammonia and (2) organic nitrogen from the ocean to the atmosphere and back, (3) the suppression of nitrogen fixation by increased nitrogen concentrations in surface waters from atmospheric deposition, and (4) increased loss of nitrogen from the ocean by denitrification due to increased productivity stimulated by atmospheric inputs.

  10. The c-global Revival in Physics (Letters to Progress in Physics

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    Full Text Available A return is proposed to the 6-years-long period before Einstein gave up on the global constancy of the speed of light c in the vacuum. c-global remains implicit in Maxwell’s equations and in quantum electrodynamics. Reluctantly, Einstein abandoned c-global in 1911 after a 3 1 2 years long silence kept on gravitation during which he had tr ied in vain to avoid the conclusion that c is only an everywhere locally but not a globally valid constant of nature. It is shown that Einstein just overlooked a corollary to his own find- ing of an optically reduced speed of an horizontal light ray downstairs in his constantly accelerating long rocketship in outer space. The new corollary reads: slantedness rela- tive to the tip of the locally horizontal light ray. Hence Einstein’s famous gravitational redshift — the increase in wavelength compared to above of a vertically emitted light ray — is accompanied by a proportional enlargement of space. The new horizontal size increase is masked from above by the upwards slant valid relative to the tip. Einstein’s gravitational time dilation thus goes hand in hand with an equal gravitational space di- lation . Surprisingly, Quantum Mechanics enforces the same conclusion independently: the reduced energy of the locally normal-appearing photons downstairs generates (via Quantum Mechanics’ creation and annihilation operators atoms of a proportionally re- duced mass and hence proportionally enlarged size. Two disappointing implications follow: c-global rules out both cosmological space expansion and black hole evap- oration. The uplifting third implication is: c-global makes the equivalence principle compatible with Quantum Mechanics for the first time. This ne w compatibility pre- dictably extends to the implied “ c-global -rescaled General Relativity”. Hence the “holy grail of physics” is bound to exist. The cgr-GR only waits to be written down.

  11. Exogenous ethylene influences flower opening of cut roses (Rosa hybrida) by regulating the genes encoding ethylene biosynthesis enzymes. (United States)

    Ma, Nan; Cai, Lei; Lu, Wangjin; Tan, Hui; Gao, Junping


    The purpose of this paper is to investigate the differential responses of flower opening to ethylene in two cut rose cultivars, 'Samantha', whose opening process is promoted, and 'Kardinal', whose opening process is inhibited by ethylene. Ethylene production and 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate (ACC) synthase and oxidase activities were determined first. After ethylene treatment, ethylene production, ACC synthase (ACS) and ACC oxidase (ACO) activities in petals increased and peaked at the earlier stage (stage 3) in 'Samantha', and they were much more dramatically enhanced and peaked at the later stage (stage 4) in 'Kardinal' than control during vasing. cDNA fragments of three Rh-ACSs and one Rh-ACO genes were cloned and designated as Rh-ACS1, Rh-ACS2, Rh-ACS3 and Rh-ACO1 respectively. Northern blotting analysis revealed that, among three genes of ACS, ethylene-in- duced expression patterns of Rh-ACS3 gene corresponded to ACS activity and ethylene production in both cultivars. A more dramatic accumulation of Rh-ACS3 mRNA was induced by ethylene in 'Kardinal' than that of 'Samantha'. As an ethylene action inhibitor, STS at concentration of 0.2 mmol/L generally inhibited the expression of Rh-ACSs and Rh-ACO in both cultivars, although it induced the expression of Rh-ACS3 transiently in 'Kardinal'. Our results suggests that 'Kardinal' is more sensitive to ethylene than 'Samantha'; and the changes of Rh-ACS3 expression caused by ethylene might be related to the acceleration of flower opening in 'Samantha' and the inhibition in 'Kardinal'. Additional results indicated that three Rh-ACSs genes were differentially associated with flower opening and senescence as well as wounding

  12. The Neo-Tectonic Structure of the South western Tip of the Okinawa Trough

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    Chia-Yen Ku


    Full Text Available The Ilan Plain is located at the south western tip of the Okinawa Trough backarc basin, which prop a gates west ward into the Taiwan orogen. From three moderate earthquakes which occurred near the coast line of the Ilan Plain, one of magnitude 6.2 on 15 May 2002 and the other two of magnitudes 5.51 and 5.49 on 5 March 2005, we at tempted to understand the relation ship between the earthquake mechanisms and the geological context. Seven seismic reflection pro files collected roughly parallel to the coast line of the Ilan Plain were used in this work. A structural fault, with a significant normal faulting component trending approximately ENE-WSW, is identified to the east of the doublet earth quakes of 5 March 2005. Be cause this fault follows the ENE-WSW trend of the after shock seismicity, we named it the Ilan Shelf Fault, which might ex tend to the east be yond the Ilan continental shelf spur. How ever, the centroid seismic moment ten sorsolutions for the doublet earth quakes of 5 March 2005 are of a left-lateral strike-slip faulting type which are consistent with onland GPS observations. Hence, the Ilan Shelf Fault may have a left-lateral strike-slip component. Based on GPS data, we suggest that the northern Central Range block, bounded in the west by the Lishan Fault and in the north by the Ilan Shelf Fault, rotates clock wise. This rotation is ascribed to the northwestward collision of the Luzon Arc against Tai wan. Thus, there is a left-lateral strike-slip and an extensional motion along the Ilan Shelf Fault. The northern Central Range block is tilting north ward which may also in duce the normal faulting component of the Ilan Shelf Fault. In short, the Ilan Shelf Fault could be a major tectonic and structural feature bounding the southern end of the Okinawa Trough backarc basin.


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    Full Text Available Summary. A new design of the conical rotary- and film apparatus for carrying out the process of dripping phosphatidic emulsion of vegetable oils, which are used in the oil industry and other industries that use the evaporation of moisture from the high-heat-labile concentrates. As a result of experimental studies we achieved the following. The conical rotary film apparatus perforated inner cavity of the rotor is divided into a supply and distribution of the original product and vapor removal zone with a barrier that hosts spheroconical insert shapes with reverse bend the conical portion, the top of which is directed towards the delivery of the original product. In the area of supply and distribution of starting material the perforations of the rotor have a slit shape. In the cavity of the rotor curved blades are mounted whose generators have the form of the curve. This curve is obtained by approximation of the polyline. The nozzle for inputting of starting mate-rial having tangentially formed holes on both ends is rotatably mounted in the central part of the conical body along its axis, one end of which is placed in the interior of the perforated rotor in the feeding zone and the distribution of the starting material, and the other one is placed in the chamber for a starting material, which is connected in series with the heater and the feeding pump for starting material. Scientific novelty of the innovative design of the device is to reduce the amplitude of the oscillation of the film rotary apparatus by re-ducing friction of particles suspension on the rotor blades, causing higher dynamic loads, ensure even distribution of starting material on the inner surface of the housing, as well as reduction of energy consumption.

  14. [Responses of stomata and Kranz anatomy of maize leaves to soil water shortages]. (United States)

    Li, Zhen-Zhen; Zhang, Li; Li, Si; Dong, He; Wang, Qiao-Yan; Liu, Xi-Ping; Yao, Ya-Qin


    Seedlings of the popular maize cultivar "Zhengdan-958" growing in pots individually were exposed to suitable soil water conditions as control, light water shortage, moderate water shortage, and severe water shortage, corresponding to soil water contents between 75%-85%, 65%-75%, 55%-65%, and 45%-55% of field water capacity, respectively. Responses of stomatal aperture, Kranz anatomy, and vascular bundle structure to different water contents of maize leaves were investigated. Results showed that under increased water shortages, the levels of H2O2 in both guard cells and subsidiary cells were enhanced, also the fluorescence intensity of H2O2 labeled with fluorescent dye increased, while stomatal aperture and conductance decreased gradually. Moreover, Kranz cells were messily arranged and the cell size became smaller and smaller, and the structure of bundle sheath cells went irregular; and the sectional area of the big bundle and xylem, the cell number of phloem, and the thickness of whole leaf and of upper and lower epidermis reduced. In addition, the number of chloroplasts in mesophyll cells and vascular bundle sheath cells decreased, particularly under the moderate water deficit, chloroplasts in Kranz cells which located in the inside of cytoplasmic membrane and cling on the cell wall spread to the direction of cell center. It demonstrated that stomatal closing of maize could be regulated by H2O2 in guard cells and subsidiary cells together, and H2O2 in subsidiary cells maybe played a cooperative role. In conclusion, under increased soil water shortages, drought-induced H2O2 accumulations in both guard cells and subsidiary cells of maize leaves participated in the regulation of stomatal closing. And, the size of Kranz cells and bundle sheath cells, the cell number of phloem, and the area of the xylem and phloem re- duced, thereby, reducing water shortage-induced damage.

  15. Color normalization of histology slides using graph regularized sparse NMF (United States)

    Sha, Lingdao; Schonfeld, Dan; Sethi, Amit


    Computer based automatic medical image processing and quantification are becoming popular in digital pathology. However, preparation of histology slides can vary widely due to differences in staining equipment, procedures and reagents, which can reduce the accuracy of algorithms that analyze their color and texture information. To re- duce the unwanted color variations, various supervised and unsupervised color normalization methods have been proposed. Compared with supervised color normalization methods, unsupervised color normalization methods have advantages of time and cost efficient and universal applicability. Most of the unsupervised color normaliza- tion methods for histology are based on stain separation. Based on the fact that stain concentration cannot be negative and different parts of the tissue absorb different stains, nonnegative matrix factorization (NMF), and particular its sparse version (SNMF), are good candidates for stain separation. However, most of the existing unsupervised color normalization method like PCA, ICA, NMF and SNMF fail to consider important information about sparse manifolds that its pixels occupy, which could potentially result in loss of texture information during color normalization. Manifold learning methods like Graph Laplacian have proven to be very effective in interpreting high-dimensional data. In this paper, we propose a novel unsupervised stain separation method called graph regularized sparse nonnegative matrix factorization (GSNMF). By considering the sparse prior of stain concentration together with manifold information from high-dimensional image data, our method shows better performance in stain color deconvolution than existing unsupervised color deconvolution methods, especially in keeping connected texture information. To utilized the texture information, we construct a nearest neighbor graph between pixels within a spatial area of an image based on their distances using heat kernal in lαβ space. The

  16. Surfactant-associated bacteria and natural sea slicks in application to satellite oceanography (United States)

    Howe, K.; Dean, C.; Kluge, J.; Soloviev, A.; Shivji, M.; Lehner, S.; Perrie, W. A.; Tartar, A.


    The sea surface microlayer (SML) is a vital environmental boundary involved in Earth's biogeochemical processes, such as heat, gas, and momentum exchange at the air-sea interface (Carlson et al. 1988, Cunliffe et al. 2013, Liss and Duce 2005). Under favorable conditions, natural slicks form on the sea surface and are visible in synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery due to the damping of Bragg waves by surfactants. Surface-active agents (surfactants) reside in the SML and associated subsurface water (SSW) and are the byproducts of life processes of marine organisms such as phytoplankton, zooplankton, and seaweed (Gade et al. 2013); the focus of this work is bacteria. A new approach to reduce contamination during sample collection, handling, and lab processing has been further expanded upon and implemented in this study (Kurata et al. 2016, Hamilton et al. 2015). Microlayer and subsurface samples have been collected in the Straits of Florida and the Gulf of Mexico during Radarsat-2 and TerraSAR-X overpasses. As part of the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (CARTHE), over 100 samples were collected in the Gulf of Mexico near De Soto Canyon in February 2016. Quantitative PCR (qPCR) analysis of these samples show a wide variability of relative abundance of Bacillus spp., a well-known surfactant-associated bacteria (Satpute et al. 2010), between the SML and SSW. NextGen sequencing (Illuming MiSeq) results will be analyzed to determine exact bacterial community composition of sea surface microlayer and subsurface samples. We plan to expand our observational sites to several locations in the World Ocean.

  17. Modern Asteroid Occultation Observing Methods (United States)

    Lucas, G. A.


    This presentation reviews current working methods for asteroid occultations developed by the International Occultation Timing Association (IOTA). Reduc- tion of multiple tracks or "chords" observed during stellar occultations pro- vides valuable measures of the relative sizes and shapes of asteroids. Tradi- tionally, predictions for asteroid occultations were prepared by regional IOTA computors, distributed annually in "hard copy" format to IOTA subscrib- ers and in publications such as Sky & Telescope magazine and the annual RASC Observers Handbook. IOTA - like many other organizations - is now using worldwide internet services and e-mail to distribute frequently-updated pre- dictions based upon the latest astrometry. The IOTA web pages provide an easily accessible, centralized source of information on lunar and solar sys- tem occultation events. IOTA's web pages feature a variety of articles on current activities, plans for observing campaigns and expeditions, and "how to do it" information on the latest technology and techniques. The latest up- dated predictions for asteroid events are made available as they are pro- duced, providing more accurate observing tracks and efficient coordination of observers. The IOTA e-mail list provides a dynamic forum for the exchange of technical information and com-munication of observing plans in a timely man- ner. Individuals may now generate customized occultation predictions using the WinOccult software package. The author presents some examples of recent occultation events, showing the benefits of coordinated observations. Also described are some of the latest innovations, featuring low-cost video camera equipment, devices for time insertion based on Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) technology, and a new approach using unattended secondary field station equipment to multiply the number of tracks observed.

  18. Cooking Banana Consumption Patterns in the Plantain-growing Area of Southeastern Nigeria

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    Tshiunza, M.


    Full Text Available Cooking bananas (Musa spp., ABB genome were intro-duced into Southeastern Nigeria by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA in the mid-1980s as an interim measure to reduce the incidence of black sigatoka disease (caused by the fungus Mycosphaerel-la fijiensis Morelet on plantain. However, the people of this region were not familiar with their utilisation methods. To address this lack of the knowledge and thereby sustain cooking banana cultivation, IITA, in collaboration with the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC and the Nigeria Agip OU Company (NAOC commenced a training campaign on cooking banana processing methods. This study examined the patterns of utilisation of cooking bananas ten years after the training took place and compared them with plantain. About 95 % of the households interviewed are consuming cooking banana, indicating a broad acceptance of the crop in the region. Overall, two ripening stages termed green and ripe are the most popular ripening stages for the consumption of both plantain and cooking banana, followed by partially ripe maturity stage. The most common forms of consumption for green plantain are, in decreasing order of importance, pottage, boiled, roasted, and fried. Green cooking banana is also mostly eaten in pottage and boiled forms, and less frequently in fried and pounded forms. Ripe plantain is mostly eaten in fried and pottage forms, while ripe cooking banana is mostly eaten in fried and raw forms. Partially ripe plantain is mostly eaten in pottage, fried, boiled, and roasted forms, while partially ripe cooking banana is eaten in fried, pottage and boiled forms. These results indicate that the consumption patterns of plantain and cooking banana are very similar. This similarity has greatly contributed to the rapid integration of cooking banana within the existing plantain consumption and cropping systems.


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    Full Text Available Based on the information from the Internet the authors decided to reproduce the possible conditions of landing the plane IL-76TD-90VD in Antarctica in their computer experiment using the mathematical modeling system of aircraft flight dynamics (MMS AFD, which is developed and continuously improved in MSTUCA. MMS AFD has already shown its ability to complete such tasks for different aircraft types in various conditions, including IL-76TD, IL-96-300, IL-96T and also slippery runways.For the computational experiments the information from the web sources was used. The authors did not aim to pro- duce a final numerical results, which describe the possible operating conditions. It was expected only to get accurate qualita- tive results, which can adequately describe the behavior of the airplane IL-76TD-90VD when landing on the slippery runway.So, the authors were able to obtain a typical turn of plane at the end of run and show that the pilot style in these conditions has little effect on the qualitative behavior of the aircraft. The most important factor leading to such maneuvers, lies in the special connection of longitudinal and lateral friction of gear wheels with runway.The authors managed to identify the minimum allowed value of standard friction coefficient of the runway (0,42 which allows a safe landing under crosswind 15 m/s.The results that agree qualitatively with the known situations indicate the possibility for MMS AFD to properly reproduce various cases of aircraft IL-76TD-90VD landing to Antarctica ice airfield and identify any inaccurately knownparameters.


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    Vlada FURDUI


    Full Text Available PROFILUL AMINOACIZILOR LIBERI ÎN SERUL SANGUIN ŞI ÎN URINA COPIILOR CU SINDROM DOWNA fost investigat profilul aminoacizilor liberi în serul sanguin şi în urina copiilor cu sindrom Down, ce poate servi drept model al dizontogenezei. Aceasta din urmă este condiţionată de modificările genetice şi se caracterizează prin leziuni ale componentei cognitive a sănătăţii psihice. Rezultatele prezentului studiu sugerează implicarea directă a amino-acizilor liberi în dezvoltarea disfuncţiilor structurilor cerebrale şi diverselor sisteme ale organismului, ca urmare a unui dezechilibru al aminoacizilor cu conţinut de sulf, mediatori, esenţiali şi cetogeni. Acest dezechilibru duce în mod inevi-tabil la subdezvoltarea componentelor neurofiziologic, verbal, cognitiv, social-comportamental ale sănătăţii psihice.PROFILE FREE AMINO ACIDS OF SERUM AND URINE IN CHILDREN WITH DOWN SYNDROMEThere was investigated the amino acids profile of serum and urine in children with Down's syndrome, which can serve as a model dizontogenezis due to changes in gene and is characterized by lesions of the cognitive component of mental health. The results of this study suggest direct involvement of free amino acids in the development of dysfunction of brain structures and the various systems of the body as a result of an imbalance of sulfur, mediator, essential and ketogenic amino acids. This inevitably leads to underdevelopment of neurophysiologic, speech, cognitive, social and behavioral components of mental health.


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    Full Text Available For single-rotor helicopters there are special flight modes, when tail rotor (TR is under significant inductive influ- ence of vortical wake of main rotor (MR. Inductive influence of vortical wake of MR can provoke essential changes in flowing of TR and its aerodynamic characteristics comparing to isolated rotor. In this case increase of tail rotor pitch, nec- essary for helicopter controlling, is possible.The article contains computational modelling of TR work with vortical wake of MR at the example of MIL Mi-171 helicopter. The modelling has been made on the base of non-linear blade (free wake vortical model of rotor, pro- duced at Helicopter Design Department of MAI.Helicopter hovering modes with crosswind of various intensity Vz was considered. Thrust-time relationship forisolated TR and TR with vortical wake of MR for equal flight modes was obtained. Flow around the rotors was analyzed, its vortical wake was considered.The results make it possible to clarify the peculiarities of TR work on considered modes and MR influence on its work. It was found out that vortical wake of MR has a more significant impact on TR work with crosswind on the right, when TR falls into vortex ring state mode. Inductive influence of vortical wake of MR leads to vortexring state mode for TR on lower speeds (Vz :: 5 m/s than in case of isolated work of TR (Vz :: 12,5 m/s. In that case,the required tail rotor pitch has increased by 13% for Vz = 5 m/s. The results of modelling and flight tests led to good agreement.

  2. SMG-8 and SMG-9, two novel subunits of the SMG-1 complex, regulate remodeling of the mRNA surveillance complex during nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (United States)

    Yamashita, Akio; Izumi, Natsuko; Kashima, Isao; Ohnishi, Tetsuo; Saari, Bonnie; Katsuhata, Yukiko; Muramatsu, Reiko; Morita, Tomoko; Iwamatsu, Akihiro; Hachiya, Takahisa; Kurata, Rie; Hirano, Hisashi; Anderson, Philip; Ohno, Shigeo


    Nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD) is a surveillance mechanism that detects and degrades mRNAs containing premature translation termination codons (PTCs). SMG-1 and Upf1 transiently form a surveillance complex termed “SURF” that includes eRF1 and eRF3 on post-spliced mRNAs during recognition of PTC. If an exon junction complex (EJC) exists downstream from the SURF complex, SMG-1 phosphorylates Upf1, the step that is a rate-limiting for NMD. We provide evidence of an association between the SURF complex and the ribosome in association with mRNPs, and we suggest that the SURF complex functions as a translation termination complex during NMD. We identified SMG-8 and SMG-9 as novel subunits of the SMG-1 complex. SMG-8 and SMG-9 suppress SMG-1 kinase activity in the isolated SMG-1 complex and are involved in NMD in both mammals and nematodes. SMG-8 recruits SMG-1 to the mRNA surveillance complex, and inactivation of SMG-8 induces accumulation of a ribosome:Upf1:eRF1:eRF3:EJC complex on mRNP, which physically bridges the ribosome and EJC through eRF1, eRF3, and Upf1. These results not only reveal the regulatory mechanism of SMG-1 kinase but also reveal the sequential remodeling of the ribosome:SURF complex to the predicted DECID (DECay InDucing) complex, a ribosome:SURF:EJC complex, as a mechanism of in vivo PTC discrimination. PMID:19417104

  3. Manipulator Performance Evaluation Using Fitts' Taping Task

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    Draper, J.V.; Jared, B.C.; Noakes, M.W.


    Metaphorically, a teleoperator with master controllers projects the user's arms and hands into a re- mote area, Therefore, human users interact with teleoperators at a more fundamental level than they do with most human-machine systems. Instead of inputting decisions about how the system should func- tion, teleoperator users input the movements they might make if they were truly in the remote area and the remote machine must recreate their trajectories and impedance. This intense human-machine inter- action requires displays and controls more carefully attuned to human motor capabilities than is neces- sary with most systems. It is important for teleoperated manipulators to be able to recreate human trajectories and impedance in real time. One method for assessing manipulator performance is to observe how well a system be- haves while a human user completes human dexterity tasks with it. Fitts' tapping task has been, used many times in the past for this purpose. This report describes such a performance assessment. The International Submarine Engineering (ISE) Autonomous/Teleoperated Operations Manipulator (ATOM) servomanipulator system was evalu- ated using a generic positioning accuracy task. The task is a simple one but has the merits of (1) pro- ducing a performance function estimate rather than a point estimate and (2) being widely used in the past for human and servomanipulator dexterity tests. Results of testing using this task may, therefore, allow comparison with other manipulators, and is generically representative of a broad class of tasks. Results of the testing indicate that the ATOM manipulator is capable of performing the task. Force reflection had a negative impact on task efficiency in these data. This was most likely caused by the high resistance to movement the master controller exhibited with the force reflection engaged. Measurements of exerted forces were not made, so it is not possible to say whether the force reflection helped

  4. Massive fetomaternal hemorrhage as a cause of severe fetal anemia

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    Dobrosavljević Aleksandar


    Full Text Available Introduction. Fetomaternal hemorrhage (FMH is a transfu-sion of fetal blood into the maternal circulation. A volume of transfused fetal blood required to cause severe, life-threatening fetal anemia, is not clearly defined. Some authors suggest vol-umes of 80 mL and 150 mL as a threshold which defines mas-sive FMH. Therefore, a rate of massive FMH is 1 : 1,000 and 1 : 5,000 births, respectively. Fetal and neonatal anemia is one of the most serious complications of the FMH. Clinical manifesta-tions of FMH are nonspecific, and mostly it presented as re-duced fetal movements and changes in cardiotocography (CTG. The standard for diagnosing FMH is Kleihaurer-Betke test. Case report. A 34-year-old gravida (G 1, para (P 1 was hospitalized due to uterine contractions at 39 weeks of gesta-tion. CTG monitoring revealed sinusoidal fetal heart rate and clinical examination showed complete cervical dilatation. Im-mediately after admission, the women delivered vaginally. Ap-gar scores were 1 and 2 at the first and fifth minute, respec-tively. Immediately baby was intubated and mechanical ventila-tion started. Initial analysis revealed pronounced acidosis and severe anemia. The patient received intravenous fluid therapy with sodium-bicarbonate as well as red cell transfusion. With all measures, the condition of the baby improved with normaliza-tion of hemoglobin level and blood pH. Kleihaurer-Betke test revealed the presence of fetal red cells in maternal circulation, equivalent to 531 mL blood loss. The level of maternal fetal hemoglobin (HbF and elevated alpha fetoprotein also con-firmed the diagnosis of massive FMH. Conclusion. For the successful diagnosis and management of FMH direct commu-nication between the obstetrician and the pediatrician is neces-sary as presented in this report.

  5. Microbiology of Water and Fluids for Hemodialysis

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    Rolf Nystrand


    Full Text Available In hemodialysis, huge amounts of water are used for diluting the concentrates to produce dialysis fluid. The water is pro-duced on site by reverse osmosis units. The chemical and microbiological quality of the water is essential for dialysis patients. Reverse osmosis units produce water of acceptable chemical quality that can be kept throughout the water system. The microbiological water quality, on the other hand, does not depend on the reverse osmosis unit but on the maintenance of the whole water system. All over the world, dialysis units take water samples and send them to laborato-ries for cultivation and endotoxin tests. Depending on the method of microbiological analysis, the water may be judged to be very good even if in reality it is much worse and outside of standard recommendations. When standardizing the meth-ods with adequate cultivation of water samples, the accuracy of the tests will be better, and as a result, dialysis units can use their resources for keeping the water systems in good shape, i.e. disinfect preventively and frequently and use less effort in collecting samples. This will benefit patients, who will receive a high-quality dialysis fluid, thus eliminating the effects of microbiological impacts such as increased levels of inflammation markers (e.g. C-reactive protein. In the situation of performing hemodiafiltration by producing the substitution fluid “on-line”, it is even more important to have a sensitive method of microbiological verification to follow-up the hygienic quality. [J Chin Med Assoc 2008;71(5:223–229

  6. Analysis of Taipei Basin Response for Earthquakes of Various Depths and Locations Using Empirical Data

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    Vladimir Sokolov


    Full Text Available The response of Taipei basin upon earthquake excitation was studied using records of recent earthquakes. The strong-motion database includes records obtained at 32 stations of the Taipei TSMIP net work from 83 deep and 142 shallow earthquakes (M > 4.0 that occurred in 1992 - 2004. The characteristics of frequency-de pendent site response were obtained as spectral ratios between the actual earthquake records (horizontal components and those modelled for a hypothetical Very Hard Rock (VHR condition. The models for VHR spectra of Taiwan earthquakes had been recently proposed by Sokolov et al. (2005b, 2006. Analysis of site response characteristics and comparison with simple 1D models of the soil column resulted in the following conclusions: (1 The spectral ratios through out the basin obtained from deep earth quakes (depth > 35 km exhibit good agreement with the theoretical ratios calculated using the 1D models constructed using avail able geological and geotechnical data. (2 The spectral ratios obtained from shallow earth quakes show influence of: (a surface waves generated when travelling from distant sources to the basin and (b relatively low-frequency (< 1 - 2 Hz waves generated within the basin. (3 Some shallow earth quakes pro duce extremely high amplification at frequencies 0.3 - 1 Hz within the basin that may be dangerous for high-rise buildings and high way bridges. (4 The obtained results may be used in probabilistic seismic microzonation of the basin when many possible earth quakes located at various distances are considered. 2D and 3D simulation is necessary to model the seismic influence from particularly large earthquakes.

  7. A poly(A) ribonuclease controls the cellotriose-based interaction between Piriformospora indica and its host Arabidopsis. (United States)

    Johnson, Joy M; Thürich, Johannes; Petutschnig, Elena Kristin; Altschmied, Lothar; Meichsner, Doreen; Sherameti, Irena; Dindas, Julian; Mrozinska, Anna; Paetz, Christian; Scholz, Sandra S; Furch, Alexandra Cu; Lipka, Volker; Hedrich, Rainer; Schneider, Bernd; Svatoš, Aleš; Oelmüller, Ralf


    Piriformospora indica, an endophytic root-colonizing fungus, efficiently promotes plant growth and induces resistance to abiotic stress and biotic diseases. The fungal cell wall extract induces cytoplasmic calcium [Ca2+]cyt elevation in host plant roots. Here, we show that an elici-tor-active cell wall moiety, released by P. indica into the medium, is cellotriose (CT). CT in-duces a mild defense-like response including the production of reactive oxygen species, changes in membrane potentials and the expression of genes involved in growth regulation and root development. CT based [Ca2+]cyt elevation in Arabidopsis roots does not require BAK1 coreceptor, or the putative Ca2+ channels TPC1, GLR3.3, -2.4 and -2.5 and operates synergistically with the elicitor chitin. We identified an ethylmethane-sulfonate-induced mu-tant ([Ca2+]cyt elevation mutant, cycam) impaired in response to CT, cellooligomers (n = 2, 4-7), but not to chitooligomers (n = 4-8) in roots. The mutant contains a single nucleotide ex-change in the gene encoding for a poly(A) ribonuclease (AtPARN, At1g55870) which de-grades poly(A) tails of specific mRNAs. The wild-type PARN cDNA, expressed under the control of a 35S promoter, complements the mutant phenotype. Our finding of cellotriose as a novel chemical mediator might help to understand the complex P. indica-plant mutual rela-tionship in beneficial symbiosis. {copyright, serif} 2018 American Society of Plant Biologists. All rights reserved.

  8. Cold Case: Radar investigation of ammonium sulfate cryovolcanism on Titan (United States)

    Thomann, C.; Hayes, A. G.; Hofgartner, J.; Lunine, J. I.; Le Gall, A.


    The detection of a large tidal k2 value from Cassini [1] constitutes very strong evi-dence for a subcrustal ocean, most plausibly dominated by water. However, the secondary constituents are not known. One interesting possibility that has received scant attention in analysis of surface data sets is that the ocean contain aqueous ammonium sulfates, which erupted on the surface in the past to create vast, smooth plains [2]. We adopt the hypothesis that the undifferentiated plains—the "bland-lands" in the mid-latitudes of Titan—are these deposits, and test it using radiometry with SAR data. Lopez et al (this conference) investigate the global distribution and possible origin of this type of unit. We extracted SAR and radiometry-during-SAR data sets from the PDS, and pro-duced maps of brightness temperatures. The SAR imagery was used to identify locations where crossovers exist -some of which are in the undifferentiated plains--and hence where brightness temperatures at different incidence angles are available. We derived emissivities from the data using a simple radiometric model [3] to ac-count for the brightness temperature differences as a function of surface roughness, volume scattering and emissivity. We test the hypothesis by assessing whether the derived emissivities and volume scattering in the bland-lands are consistent with the model cryoclastic ash of ice and ammonium sulfate proposed in [2], distinct from that in other terrains. [1] L. Iess, R.A. Jacobson, M. Ducci, D.J. Stevenson, J.I. Lunine, J.W. Armstrong, S.W. Asmar, P. Racioppa, N.J. Rappaport, P. Tortora, Science, 337, 457 (2012). [2] A.D. Fortes, P.M. Grinrod, S.K. Trickett, L. Vocadlo. Icarus, 188, 139 (2007). [3] T.L. White and J.R. Cogdell. The Moon, 6, 235 (1973).

  9. A synthetic peptide with the putative iron binding motif of amyloid precursor protein (APP does not catalytically oxidize iron.

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    Kourosh Honarmand Ebrahimi

    Full Text Available The β-amyloid precursor protein (APP, which is a key player in Alzheimer's disease, was recently reported to possess an Fe(II binding site within its E2 domain which exhibits ferroxidase activity [Duce et al. 2010, Cell 142: 857]. The putative ligands of this site were compared to those in the ferroxidase site of ferritin. The activity was indirectly measured using transferrin, which scavenges the Fe(III product of the reaction. A 22-residue synthetic peptide, named FD1, with the putative ferroxidase site of APP, and the E2 domain of APP were each reported to exhibit 40% of the ferroxidase activity of APP and of ceruloplasmin. It was also claimed that the ferroxidase activity of APP is inhibited by Zn(II just as in ferritin. We measured the ferroxidase activity indirectly (i by the incorporation of the Fe(III product of the ferroxidase reaction into transferrin and directly (ii by monitoring consumption of the substrate molecular oxygen. The results with the FD1 peptide were compared to the established ferroxidase activities of human H-chain ferritin and of ceruloplasmin. For FD1 we observed no activity above the background of non-enzymatic Fe(II oxidation by molecular oxygen. Zn(II binds to transferrin and diminishes its Fe(III incorporation capacity and rate but it does not specifically bind to a putative ferroxidase site of FD1. Based on these results, and on comparison of the putative ligands of the ferroxidase site of APP with those of ferritin, we conclude that the previously reported results for ferroxidase activity of FD1 and - by implication - of APP should be re-evaluated.


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    Full Text Available Elevated productivity of castor and common bean in intercropping is obtained with the use of quality seeds, where boron plays an important role in plant nutrition. The objective of the this study was to evaluate the physiological quality of seeds of the common bean and castor grown in intercropping syste ms, subject to different sources and levels of boron. A completely randomized design was used in a 2 x 5 + 2 facto- rial scheme with four replications. Treatments cons isted of two sources of boron (borax = 11% B and bo ric acid = 17% B, combined with five boron doses (0.0, 0.5, 1.0, 2.0 and 4.0 kg ha -1 of B in the soil in intercropping of the common bean with castor, plus additional treatm ents of common bean and castor in monoculture. It w as concluded that boric acid permitted for acquisition of common bean seeds with the highest germination per- centage when intercropped with castor. Use of the d ose of 1.5 kg ha -1 of boron in the soil resulted in acquisition of seeds of the common bean with vigor of 79% when intercropped with castor, regardless of the boron s ource. Employing 2.3 kg ha -1 of boron, with the source being either boric acid or borax, influenced the vigor of castor seeds produced when intercropped with the common be an. The addition of boron by soil fertilization, in de- pendent of the source used, did not affect the phys iological quality of common bean seeds or castor se eds pro- duced in monoculture.

  11. Within a Stone's Throw: Proximal Geolocation of Internet Users via Covert Wireless Signaling

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    Paul, Nathanael R [ORNL; Shue, Craig [Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester; Taylor, Curtis [Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester


    While Internet users may often believe they have anonymity online, a culmination of technologies and recent research may allow an adversary to precisely locate an online user s geophysical location. In many cases, such as peer-to-peer applications, an adversary can easily use a target s IP address to quickly obtain the general geographical location of the target. Recent research has scoped this general area to a 690m (0.43 mile) radius circle. In this work, we show how an adversary can exploit Internet communication for geophysical location by embedding covert signals in communication with a target on a remote wireless local area network. We evaluated the approach in two common real-world settings: a residential neighborhood and an apartment building. In the neighborhood case, we used a single-blind trial in which an observer located a target network to within three houses in less than 40 minutes. Directional antennas may have allowed even more precise geolocation. This approach had only a 0.38% false positive rate, despite 24,000 observed unrelated packets and many unrelated networks. This low rate allowed the observer to exclude false locations and continue searching for the target. Our results enable law enforcement or copyright holders to quickly locate online Internet users without requiring time-consuming subpoenas to Internet Service Providers. Other privacy use cases include rapidly locating individuals based on their online speech or interests. We hope to raise awareness of these issues and to spur discussion on privacy and geolocating techniques.

  12. To Speak or Not to Speak: Developing Legal Standards for Anonymous Speech on the Internet

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    Tomas A. Lipinski


    Full Text Available This paper explores recent developments in the regulation of Internet speech, in specific, injurious or defamatory speech and the impact such speech has on the rights of anonymous speakers to remain anonymous as opposed to having their identity revealed to plaintiffs or other third parties. The paper proceeds in four sections.  First, a brief history of the legal attempts to regulate defamatory Internet speech in the United States is presented. As discussed below this regulation has altered the traditional legal paradigm of responsibility and as a result creates potential problems for the future of anonymous speech on the Internet.  As a result plaintiffs are no longer pursuing litigation against service providers but taking their dispute directly to the anonymous speaker. Second, several cases have arisen in the United States where plaintiffs have requested that the identity of an anonymous Internet speaker be revealed.  These cases are surveyed.  Third, the cases are analyzed in order to determine the factors that courts require to be present before the identity of an anonymous speaker will be revealed.  The release is typically accomplished by the enforcement of a discovery subpoena instigated by the party seeking the identity of the anonymous speaker. The factors courts have used are as follows: jurisdiction, good faith (both internal and external, necessity (basic and sometimes absolute, and at times proprietary interest. Finally, these factors are applied in three scenarios--e-commerce, education, and employment--to guide institutions when adopting policies that regulate when the identity of an anonymous speaker--a customer, a student or an employee--would be released as part of an internal initiative, but would nonetheless be consistent with developing legal standards.

  13. Defects in new legislative regulation of the appeal proceedings

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    Belkin A.R.


    Full Text Available The amendments of the wording of chapters 45, 47 and 48 of the RF Criminal Procedure Code (of January, 1, 2013 are estimated. The elimination of indicating the person being under proceeding on taking forced measures of medical character is considered unreasonable. Mentioning a legal representative of civil defendant contravenes the other provisions of the law. The author proves the necessity to mention the judicial decisions which cannot be appealed along with stating the procedure of appealing against judicial decisions. The interpretation of Art. 389 Sec. 2 clause 5 (appeal against the ruling of the RF Supreme Court’s judge should be filed to the RF Supreme Court’s Board of appeals draws some questions. The wording of the Article 389 of the RF Criminal Procedure Code is analyzed. It is proposed to count 10 days since passing the sentence. In case of dissenting opinion (Art. 310 Sec. 5 we should count from the day of its first reading. Conforming of the subpoena for attendance of witnesses, experts and other persons to the judge’s subjective discretion in Art. 389 Sec. 2 is considered inappropriate. The elimination of indicating the replication in appellate debate is unreasonable. The defendant’s pre-imposition statement is improperly referred to debate. The procedural status of a person being under revising the judicial decision is questionable. Other defects of legislative regulation of the appeal proceedings are considered. The author proves the necessity to amend the imperfect chapter 45 of the RF Criminal Procedure Code.

  14. Treatment planning for MLC based robotic radiosurgery for brain metastases: plan comparison with circular fields and suggestions for planning strategies

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    Schmitt Daniela


    Full Text Available To evaluate the possible range of application of the new InCise2 MLC for the CyberKnife M6 system in brain radiosurgery, a plan comparison was made for 10 brain metastases sized between 1.5 and 9cm3 in 10 patients treated in a single fraction each. The target volumes consist of a PTV derived by expanding the GTV by 1mm and were chosen to have diversity in the cohort regarding regularity of shape, location and the structures needed to be blocked for beam transmission in the vicinity. For each case, two treatment plans were optimized: one using the MLC and one using the IRIS-collimator providing variable circular fields. Plan re-quirements were: dose prescription to the 70% isodose line (18 or 20Gy, 100% GTV coverage, ≥98% PTV coverage, undisturbed central high dose region (95% of maximum dose and a conformity index as low as possible. Plan com-parison parameters were: conformity index (CI, high-dose gradient index (GIH, low-dose gradient index (GIL, total number of monitor units (MU and expected treatment time (TT. For all cases, clinically acceptable plans could be gen-erated with the following results (mean±SD for CI, GIH, GIL, MU and TT, respectively for the MLC plans: 1.09±0.03, 2.77±0.26, 2.61±0.08, 4514±830MU and 27±5min and for the IRIS plans: 1.05±0.01, 3.00±0.35, 2.46±0.08, 8557±1335MU and 42±7min. In summary, the MLC plans were on average less conformal and had a shallower dose gradient in the low dose region, but a steeper dose gradient in the high dose region. This is accompanied by a smaller vol-ume receiving 10Gy. A plan by plan comparison shows that usage of the MLC can spare about one half of the MUs and one third of treatment time. From these experiences and results suggestions for MLC planning strategy can be de-duced.

  15. The Irma-sponge Project Frhymap: Flood Risk and Hydrological Mapping (United States)

    Hoffmann, L.; Pfister, L.

    In the context of both increasing socio-economic developments in floodplains and the recent heavy floodings that have occurred in the Rhine and Meuse basins, the need for reliable hydro-climatological data, easily transposable hydrological and hydraulic models, as well as risk management tools has increased crucially. In the FRHYMAP project, some of these issues were addressed within a common mesoscale experimen- tal basin: the Alzette river basin, located in the Grand-duchy of Luxembourg. The various aspects concerning flooding events, reaching from the hydro-climatological analysis of field data to the risk assessment of socio-economic impacts, taking into account past and future climate and landuse changes were analysed by the six partici- pating research institutes (CREBS, L; CEREG, F; DLR, D; EPFL, CH; UB, D; VUB, B). Hydro-climatological data analysis over the past five decades has shown that in the study area, the increase in westerly and south-westerly atmospheric circulation patterns induced higher winter rainfall totals, leading to more frequent groundwater resurgences and ultimately also to higher daily maximum streamflow of the Alzette. The thus increased flood hazard has nonetheless a certain spatial variability, closely linked to the rainfall distribution patterns, which are strongly depending on the topo- graphical characteristics of the study area. Although the overall regime of the Alzette is more dependent on climate fluctuations, land use changes (mining activities, urbani- sation) had a marked effect on the rainfall-runoff relationship in some sub-basins over the last decades. By linking model parameters to physiographical basin characteris- tics, regionalised and thus easily transposable hydrological models were developed. Within a study area with very little long-term observation series, this technique, com- bined with the use of hydraulic models, allowed to define hydrological hazard pro- ducing and hydrological risk exposed areas. The

  16. Parasitic Infection of an Endemic Fish (Blicca bjoerkna and an Exotic Fish (Hemiculter beucisculus In Anzali Lagoon, Caspian Sea, Iran

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    M Masoumian


    Full Text Available Background: In Anzali Lagoon, there are some endemic and exotic fishes. The present study was conducted to compare the parasitic fauna of Blicca bjeorkna, as an endemic fish and Hemicul­ter leucisculus, as an introduced fish to the lagoon.Methods: A parasitological investigation was done on 78 specimens of B. bjoerkna and 114 of H. leu­cisculus. The fishes were collected from August 2009 to April 2010 by the electro fishing from Anzali Lagoon.Results: Eleven parasites species were found in 192 fish samples. The prevalence and mean inten­sity of parasites in each host were as follows: Parasites from B. bjorkna were Trichodina perforata (53.85%; Myxobolus musayevi (27.19%, 1±0.79; Dactylogyrus difformis (88.05%, 8±7.24 and D. sphyrna (5.18%, 0.95±0.51, Diplostomum spataceum (98.72%, 9.51±9.01, Post­hodiplostomum cuticula (15.38%, 4.25±2.5, Ripidocotyle sp. (1.28%, 2±0.74; Contracaecum osculatum (17.95%, 1.64±0.79, Philometra rischta (12.8%, 1.4±0.54, and Raphidascaris acus (1.04%, 0.03±0.26. The H. leucisculus were infected with T. perforata (27.19%, D. spataceum (7.89%, 1.33±0.54, Ps. tomentosa (7.02%, 1.62±0.49 and R. acus (0.88%, 3±0.28. B. bjoerkna was presented as a new host for M. musayevi and C. osculatum, while H. leucisculus was intro­duced as a new host for T. perforata and Ps. tomentosa.Conclusion: The prevalence of parasites was significantly more in native fish than that of exotic fish (P<0.05. This reduction in parasitic infection in H. leucisculus may be due to its immune system resistance, well adaptation to the new environment, host-specific limitation for endemic parasites and disability of introduced parasite to complete its life cycle in the new host as well.

  17. High-Gradient Test of a 3 GHz Single-Cell Cavity

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    Verdú-Andrés, S; Bonomi, R; Degiovanni, A; Garlasché, M; Garonna, A; Mellace, C; Pearce, P; S. Verdú-Andrés; Wegner, R


    Pro­ton and car­bon ion beams pre­sent ad­van­ta­geous depth-dose dis­tri­bu­tions with re­spect to X-rays. Car­bon ions allow a bet­ter con­trol of "ra­diore­sis­tant" tu­mours due to their high­er bi­o­log­i­cal re­sponse. For deep-seat­ed tu­mours pro­ton and car­bon ion beams of some nA and en­er­gies of about 200 MeV and 400 MeV/u re­spec­tive­ly are need­ed. For these ap­pli­ca­tions TERA pro­posed the "cy­clinac": a high-fre­quen­cy linac which boosts the hadrons ac­cel­er­at­ed by a cy­clotron. The di­men­sions of the com­plex can be re­duced if high­er ac­cel­er­at­ing gra­di­ents are achieved in the linac. To test the max­i­mum achiev­able fields, a 3 GHz cav­i­ty has been built by TERA. The 19 mm-long cell is fore­seen to be ex­cit­ed at 200 Hz by 3 us RF puls­es and should reach a 40 MV/m ac­cel­er­at­ing gra­di­ent, which cor­re­sponds to a peak sur­face elec­tric field Es of 260 MV/m. In a first high-pow­er test per­for...

  18. GHG emissions inventory for on-road transportation in the town of Sassari (Sardinia, Italy) (United States)

    Sanna, Laura; Ferrara, Roberto; Zara, Pierpaolo; Duce, Pierpaolo


    The IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) accounts an increase of the total annual anthropogenic GHG emissions between 2000 and 2010 that directly came from the transport sector. In 2010, 14% of GHG emissions were released by transport and fossil-fuel-related CO2 emissions reached about 32 GtCO2 per year. The report also considers adaptation and mitigation as complementary strategies for reducing the risks of climate change for sustainable development of urban areas. This paper describes the on-road traffic emission estimated in the framework of a Sardinian regional project [1] for the town of Sassari (Sardinia, Italy), one of the Sardinian areas where the fuel consumption for on-road transportation purposes is higher [2]. The GHG emissions have been accounted (a) by a calculation-based methodology founded on a linear relationship between source activity and emission, and (b) by the COPERT IV methodology through the EMITRA (EMIssions from road TRAnsport) software tool [3]. Inventory data for annual fossil fuel consumption associated with on-road transportation (diesel, gasoline, gas) have been collected through the Dogane service, the ATP and ARST public transport services and vehicle fleet data are available from the Public Vehicle Database (PRA), using 2010 as baseline year. During this period, the estimated CO2 emissions accounts for more than 180,000 tCO2. The calculation of emissions due to on-road transport quantitatively estimates CO2 and other GHG emissions and represents a useful baseline to identify possible adaptation and mitigation strategies to face the climate change risks at municipal level. Acknowledgements This research was funded by the Sardinian Regional Project "Development, functional checking and setup of an integrated system for the quantification of CO2 net exchange and for the evaluation of mitigation strategies at urban and territorial scale", (Legge Regionale 7 agosto 2007, No. 7). References [1] Sanna L., Ferrara R., Zara P. & Duce P. (2014

  19. Helicobacter pylori virulence genes and microevolution in host and the clinical outcome: review article

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    , microevolu-tion of H. pylori during primary infection and progression of atrophic gastritis to ade-nocarcinoma, and H. pylori infection status in Iran. Finally, we put forward the hy-pothesis that if the pattern of nucleotide sequence evolution shifts from recombination (r to mutation (m and the r/m ratio is reduced, bacterial pathogenicity may be re-duced while maintaining the bacterial life. However, this hypothesis should be further studied with future experiments.

  20. Environmental issues of petroleum exploration and production: Introduction (United States)

    Kharaka, Yousif K.; Dorsey, Nancy S.


    Energy is the lifeblood of our planet Earth, an essential commod- ity that powers the expanding global economy. Starting in the 1950s, oil and natural gas became the main sources of primary energy for the increasing world population, and this dominance is expected to continue for several more decades (Edwards, 1997; Energy Information Administration (EIA), 2004). In the United States, petroleum production started in 1859 when Drake's well was drilled near Titusville, Pennsylvania, and oil and natural gas currently supply approximately 63% of the energy consumption; forecasts indicate that by 2025, their use will increase by about 40% to 28.3 million bbl/day and to 31.4 tcf/yr (EIA, 2004). The clear benefits of petroleum consumption, however, can carry major environmental impacts that may be regional or global in scale, in- cluding air pollution, global climate change, and oil spills. This vol- ume of Environmental Geosciences, covering environmental impacts of petroleum exploration and production, does not address these major impacts directly because air pollution and global warming are issues related primarily to petroleum and coal uses, and major oil spills are generally attributed to marine petroleum transportation, such as the Exxon Valdez's 1989 spill of 260,000 bbl of oil into Prince William Sound, Alaska. Exploration for and production of petroleum, however, have caused local detrimental impacts to soils, surface and groundwa- ters, and ecosystems in the 36 producing states in the United States (Richter and Kreitler, 1993; Kharaka and Hanor, 2003). These im- pacts arose primarily from the improper disposal of some of the large volumes (presently estimated at 20 billion bbl/yr total pro- duced) of saline water produced with oil and gas, from accidental hydrocarbon and produced-water releases, and from abandoned oil wells that were orphaned or not correctly plugged (Kharaka et al., 1995; Veil et al., 2004). Impacts and ground-surface disturbances, in the order

  1. Long Term Climate Friction For The Earth's Obliquity (United States)

    Levrard, B.; Laskar, J.

    The lagged response between obliquity variations, the waxing and waning of continen- tal ice sheets, the viscous flow of the mantle and thereby, the total dynamical ellipticity may induce a secular trend in Earth's obliquity (Bills, 1994; Rubincam, 1995; Ito et al, 1995; D.M Williams et al., 1998) though its amplitude and direction are still very controversial and unclear. Previous works predicted a positive drift of 0.04/Ma (Ito et al, 1995) with Late Pleis- tocene glacial conditions, while D.M Williams et al.(1998) proposed a large decrease of 30 during 100 Ma around the Late Precambrian-Cambrian (ca. 550 Ma) bound- ary, favoured by hypothetical huge extented ice cap on a South polar supercontinent, and thus arguing in favor of G.E Williams' high obliquity scenario (1975, 1993) as an explanation of low-latitude Precambrian glaciations. However, theses models have considered the obliquity as the only ice-age driver, while it is admitted that advances and retreats of ice sheets are also driven by others Mi- lankovitch periods, or they have used unrealistic palaeogeographic continental and glacial distributions. We, thus, show that for realistic estimations of theses character- istics, absolute value of the secular drift of obliquity does not exceed 0.01/Ma for the Late Pleistocene and 0.05/Ma for each Neoproterozoic glacial interval. Futher- more, we show that widespread continental glaciations from low to high-latitude dur- ing Varanger glacial interval (ca. 610-570 Ma) on Pannotia supercontinent and low- latitude Sturtian continental glaciations (ca. 750-700 Ma) on an equator-straddling Rodinia supercontinent have probably drifted the obliquity in opposite directions in- ducing a global invariancy of the obliquity during Neoproterozoic Era. "Hard" or "soft" Snowball Earth hypothesis producing global or partial ice-covered oceans and continents would also probably minimize climate friction effect. If we take account of massive and long Permo

  2. Traveling Wave RF Systems for Helical Cooling Channels

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    Yonehara, K; Moretti, A; Popovic, M; Romanov, G; Neubauer, M; Johnson, R P; Thorndahl, L


    The great ad­van­tage of the he­li­cal ion­iza­tion cool­ing chan­nel (HCC) is its com­pact struc­ture that en­ables the fast cool­ing of muon beam 6-di­men­sion­al phase space. This com­pact as­pect re­quires a high av­er­age RF gra­di­ent, with few places that do not have cav­i­ties. Also, the muon beam is dif­fuse and re­quires an RF sys­tem with large trans­verse and lon­gi­tu­di­nal ac­cep­tance. A trav­el­ing wave sys­tem can ad­dress these re­quire­ments. First, the num­ber of RF power cou­pling ports can be sig­nif­i­cant­ly re­duced com­pared with our pre­vi­ous pill­box con­cept. Sec­ond­ly, by adding a nose on the cell iris, the pres­ence of thin metal foils tra­versed by the muons can pos­si­bly be avoid­ed. We show sim­u­la­tions of the cool­ing per­for­mance of a trav­el­ing wave RF sys­tem in a HCC, in­clud­ing cav­i­ty ge­ome­tries with in­ter-cell RF power cou­plers need­ed for power prop­a­ga­tion.

  3. [Correlation analysis on the disorders of patella-femoral joint and torsional deformity of tibia]. (United States)

    Sun, Zhen-Jie; Yuan, Yi; Liu, Rui-Bo


    To reveal the possible mechanism involved in patella-femoral degenerative arthritis (PFDA) in- duced by torsion-deformity of tibia via analyzing the relationship between torsion-deformity of the tibia in patients with PFDA and the disorder of patella-femoral joint under the static and dynamic conditions. From October 2009 to October 2010, 50 patients (86 knees, 24 knees of male patients and 62 knees of female patients) with PFDA were classified as disease group and 16 people (23 knees, 7 knees of males and 16 knees of females) in the control group. The follow indexes were measured: the torsion-angle of tibia on CT scanning imagings, the patella-femoral congruence angle and lateral patella-femoral angle under static and dynamic conditions when the knee bent at 30 degrees of flexion. Based on the measurement results, the relationship between the torsion-deformity of tibias and the disorders of patella-femoral joints in patients with PFDA were analyzed. Finally,the patients were divided into three groups including large torsion-angle group, small torsion-angle group and normal group according to the size of torsion-angle, in order to analyze the relationship between torsion-deformity and disorders of patella-femoral joint, especially under the dynamic conditions. Compared with patients without PFDA, the ones with PFDA had bigger torsion-angle (30.30 ± 7.11)° of tibia, larger patella-femoral congruence angle (13.20 ± 3.94)° and smaller lateral patella-femoral angle (12.30 ± 3.04)°. The congruence angle and lateral patella-femoral angle under static and dynamic conditions had statistical differences respectively in both too-big torsion-angle group and too-small torsion-angle group. The congruence angle and lateral patella-femoral angle under static and dynamic conditions had no statistical differences in normal torsion-angle group. Torsion-deformity of tibia is the main reason for disorder of patella-femoral joint in the patients with PFDA. Torsion-deformity of

  4. Valoración física comparativa del muestreador Uhland y el Proctor en un suelo franco arenoso de sabana del estado Monagas, Venezuela Comparative physical evaluation of Uhland and Proctor samplers on a sandy savanna soil in the state of Monagas in Venezuela

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    Full Text Available Es común la obtención de muestras de suelos agrícolas mediante el equipo Uhland. El ín­dice crítico de compactación del suelo se establece con la prueba Proctor. El objetivo fue la comparación física del muestreador Uhland, con caída libre y forzada del martillo, con el aparato Proctor para valorar la alteración mecánica de la muestra. Se utilizaron los Proctor estándar y modificado, el Uhland a caída libre y forzada del martillo, un diseño estadístico completamente aleatorizado con diez repeticiones y cuatro tratamientos, Análisis de Va­rianza, Mínima Diferencia Significativa y regresión polinómica. Se concluyó que el Uhland produjo resultados similares al Proctor. La energía penetrante del Uhland resultó superior a la compactante del Proctor. La humedad del suelo influyó sobre la densidad aparente seca. La relación de solidez y la porosidad aerífera identificaron mejor el proceso.It is common to obtain agricultural soil samples using the Uhland sampler. The critical index of soil compaction is obtained with the Proctor test. The objective of this work was to perform a physical comparison between the Uhland sampler, with free and forced fall of the hammer, and the Proctor apparatus to assess mechanical alterations of the sample. Standard and modified Proctor instruments were used, as well as the Uhland with free and forced hammer fall. A completely randomized statistical design with ten replicates and four treatments was performed along with the analysis of variance, Minimum Significant Differ­ence and polynomial regression. It was concluded that Uhland and Proctor instruments pro­duced similar results. The penetrating energy of the Uhland was higher than the compacting energy of the Proctor. Humidity in the soil had an influence of the apparent dry density. The solidity ratio of the soil and the air porosity were the parameters that best identified the compaction process for the Proctor and Uhland instruments.

  5. Nickel-Graphite Composite Compliant Interface and/or Hot Shoe Material (United States)

    Firdosy, Samad A.; Chun-Yip Li, Billy; Ravi, Vilupanur A.; Fleurial, Jean-Pierre; Caillat, Thierry; Anjunyan, Harut


    Next-generation high-temperature thermoelectric-power-generating devices will employ segmented architectures and will have to reliably withstand thermally induced mechanical stresses produced during component fabrication, device assembly, and operation. Thermoelectric materials have typically poor mechanical strength, exhibit brittle behavior, and possess a wide range of coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) values. As a result, the direct bonding at elevated temperatures of these materials to each other to produce segmented leg components is difficult, and often results in localized microcracking at interfaces and mec hanical failure due to the stresses that arise from the CTE mismatch between the various materials. Even in the absence of full mechanical failure, degraded interfaces can lead to increased electrical and thermal resistances, which adversely impact conversion efficiency and power output. The proposed solution is the insertion of a mechanically compliant layer, with high electrical and thermal conductivity, between the low- and high-temperature segments to relieve thermomechanical stresses during device fabrication and operation. This composite material can be used as a stress-relieving layer between the thermoelectric segments and/or between a thermoelectric segment and a hot- or cold-side interconnect material. The material also can be used as a compliant hot shoe. Nickel-coated graphite powders were hot-pressed to form a nickel-graphite composite material. A freestanding thermoelectric segmented leg was fabricated by brazing the compliant pad layer between the high-temperature p- Zintl and low-temperature p-SKD TE segments using Cu-Ag braze foils. The segmented leg stack was heated in vacuum under a compressive load to achieve bonding. The novelty of the innovation is the use of composite material that re duces the thermomechanical stresses en - countered in the construction of high-efficiency, high-temperature therm - o-electric devices. The

  6. La crisis de la Comunidad Andina

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    Carolina Blanco Alvarado


    Full Text Available A pesar de que la Comunidad Andina se ha constituido en el proceso de integración más antiguo de Suramérica; reiteradamente se ha manifestado la crisis del mismo. En este sentido, mediante estas páginas se desarrollan las principales causales por las cuales el proceso andino de integración no pro - duce los efectos deseados. Para efectos de lo anterior se considera que a pesar de que el núcleo esencial de cualquier proceso de integración es económico, las causales que obstaculizan a la CAN son de carácter jurídico y político. Di - cha afirmación supone que la crisis de la citada organización internacional obedece a la falta de capacidad jurídica y política de los países miembros de comportarse en el ambiente propio de un proceso de integración. En la primera parte de este artículo estableceremos por qué consideramos que la crisis de la CAN obedece a factores de orden jurídico y político, y con posterioridad desarrollaremos las principales causales que obstaculizan el proceso andino de integración, descartando un análisis económico sobre el particular. Este articulo es producto de un trabajo de análisis que pretende examinar un tema o aspecto concreto del proceso de integracion andino, como lo es la crisis que dicho proceso ha evidenciado. El tipo de trabajo de investigación empleado para estas páginas es sintético, esto es, trata de poner de manifiesto la totalidad del contenido de una materia o tema exponiendo sus partes prin - cipales y esenciales. A su vez y en el marco del citada modalidad de trabajo de investigación, estas páginas se circunscriben en un trabajo científico tipifica - do en la modalidad de “Los estados de la cuestión”, esto es, en un trabajo de investigación que recoge la situación científica de una determinada materia en un determinado momento. Adicionalmente, el metodo empleado para esta investigación es analítico, esto es, aquel que parte de lo complejo, llegando a lo más simple.


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    deeper look at the staff of the modern Russian organizations. Deeper analysis shows, that people seek to embody in their lives, at work and at home, high principles and ideals. The study of documents and analysis of periodicals testifies the fact that modern “captains of business” and the personnel, overall, are repro- 118 duced skills and values inherent in the previous generations. The most significant values of this kind are the values of the Russian diligence and the predominance of the moral forms of motivation over the material. These data are meaningful for characteristics of modern Russian business culture in general, as well as characteristics of the personnel loyalty to the organization.

  8. The effect of hybrid treatment on the rehabilitation and clinical condition of patients with multi-vessel coronary artery disease. (United States)

    Foik, Joanna; Brzęk, Anna; Gierlotka, Marek J; Zembala, Michał O; Gąsior, Mariusz; Zembala, Marian


    INTRODUCTION    Rehabilitation after coronary revascularization procedures is an intrinsic element of treatment during the in-hospital period. OBJECTIVES    The aim of this study was to compare the course and effects of rehabilitation in patients receiving hybrid or classical treatment during the in-hospital period. PATIENTS AND METHODS    Two hundred patients participating in a prospective, random-ized clinical trial (POLMIDES), that assessed the effect of hybrid treatment on in-hospital outcomes and remote results in patients with multi-vessel coronary artery disease were ana-lysed. Two groups were considered in the trial: a hybrid group (MIDCAB/PCI) and a classical group (CABG/OPCAB). RESULTS    An assessment using the EuroSCORE revealed a higher perioperative risk in clas-sical group. The mean (SD) the EuroSCORE was 2.89 (1.97) vs 3.54 (2.12). During all the monitored rehabilitation cycles, lower arterial blood saturation was reported in the hybrid group (P = 0.002). Lower systolic blood pressure (P <0.001), lower diastolic blood pressure (P = 0.029) and more frequent cases of blood pressure drops during rehabilitation (P = 0.02) were present in the classical group. Patients from the classical group were able to sit (P<0.001), become vertical  (P <0.001) and walk (P = 0.01) earlier than the hybrid group. In the hybrid group (P = 0.001), earlier completion of rehabilitation and discharge from the hos-pital were noted. CONCLUSIONS    In patients from the hybrid treatment group, hypotonia events occurred more rarely, whereas arterial blood saturation values were lower. Mobilization of patients in the two-stage hybrid treatment regimen was slower during the initial days and cycles of reha-bilitation, but patients from this group achieved full self-reliance earlier, which enabled a re-duced hospitalization period.

  9. Essentialism i religionsundervisningen, ett religionsdidaktiskt problem

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    Torsten Hylén


    examples of non-essentialist ways to intro¬duce religions are offered.


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    Idah Hadijah


    Full Text Available Teaching Materials Development of the Basic Pattern of Women's Clothing on Clothing Design Program. The purpose of this development is to pro­­duce teaching materials of archetypal body of woman fashion, whichis equipped with a Power Po­int in order to assist faculty and students on conducting learning ac­ti­vi­ty. The research development me­thod used was adapted from the instructional de­sign model of Dick and Carey. The results of the study in the form of assess­ment/feedback showed that the mean score reached 86.00%, which meant that the teaching materials categorized as well qualify­ed/ decent, the media has a very good Power Point as it re­ached 91.00%, the lecturers gui­de reached 92.00% and catehorized as ex­cell­ent/ve­ry decent, and the students guide achieved 83.00% and categorized as good/de­cent. Thus, the teaching material is feasible to be used as the instructional materials for learning on Clothing Design Program.   Tujuan pengembangan ini un­­­tuk menghasilkan produk bahan ajar po­­la dasar ba­dan busana wanita dilengkapi de­ngan Power Point, sehingga dapat membantu dosen dan mahasiswa dalam me­lak­sa­na­kan pembelajaran. Metode penelitian pengembangan yang digunakan diadaptasi dari ran­­­cangan pembelajaran model Dick dan Carey. Hasil pe­nelitian berupa penilaian/tanggapan menunjukan rerata skor bah­­wa bahan ajar mencapai 86,00% termasuk ke da­lam kualifikasi baik/layak, media Po­­wer Point termasuk sangat baik karena men­capai 91,00%, pan­­duan dosen mencapai 92,00% termasuk ke dalam kualifikasi sangat ba­ik/sa­­­­ngat layak, dan panduan ma­ha­siswa mencapai 83,00% termasuk kua­lifikasi ba­ik/la­yak, dengan demikian bahan ajar ter­­sebut layak digunakan untuk pem­­b­e­lajaran pada Program Studi D3Tata Busana.

  11. Reseñas de Libros

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    Daniel Alcalde Güelfo


    Full Text Available Achcar, Gilbert, El choque de barbaries, terrorismo y desorden mundial. Barcelona, Icaria-Antrazyt, 2007, 197 pp.Páginas 213-214Daniel Alcalde GüelfoDel Arco Blanco, Miguel Ángel, Hambre de Siglos. Mundo rural y apoyos sociales del franquismo en Andalucía Oriental (1936-1951. Granada, Comares Historia, 2007, 513 pp.Páginas 214-217Mª Candelaria Fuentes NavarroBen-Ghiat, Ruth; Fuller, Mia (eds., Italian Colonialism. New York, Palgrave MacMillan, 2005, 266 pp.Páginas 217-219Karl J. TrybusBlack, Edwin, IBM y el Holocausto: La alianza estratégica entre la Alemania nazi y la más poderosa corporación norteamericana. Buenos Aires, Atlántida, 2001, 508 pp.Páginas 219-220Flavia PascarielloCasassas, Jordi (coord., La construcción del presente. El mundo desde 1848 hasta nuestros días. Barcelona, Ariel, 2005, 696 pp.Páginas 220-223Alfonso Pinilla GarcíaFerguson, Niall, La guerra del mundo. Los conflictos del siglo XX y el declive de Occidente (1904-1953. Barcelona, Debate, 2007, 888 pp.Páginas 223-225David Molina RabadánGentile, Emilio, Fascismo di pietra. Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2007, 284 pp.Páginas 225-227Jan NelisKelly, Eamonn, La década decisiva. Tres escenarios para el futuro del mundo. Barcelona, Granica, 2007, 318 pp.Páginas 227-228David Molina RabadánLuzzatto, Sergio, The Body of Il Duce: Mussolini’s Corpse and the Fortunes of Italy. New York, Metropolitan Books, 2005, 258pp.Páginas 228-230Karl J. TrybusSánchez Blanco, Ángel, Organización Intermunicipal. Madrid, Iustel, Biblioteca de Derecho Municipal, 2006, 258 pp.Páginas 230-232José Joaquín Fernández AllesSantacreu Soler, José Miguel; Aura Murcia, Federico y Millán Llin, Vicente, El municipi del liberalisme: Sant Vicent del Raspeig 1806-1848. Simat de la Valldigna, Edicions La Xarxa, 2004, 156 pp.Páginas 232-235Antonio J. Piqueres Díez

  12. Reflections on the Reform and Development of the Jiangyou Changcheng Special Steel Co.,Ltd%关于长城特钢改革发展的思考

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    Reform and development is an eternal theme of enterprises. A new round of reform of state-owned as⁃sets is focused on the two aspects of reform of deepening state-owned assets and state-owned enterprise. The emphasis of deepening state-owned enterprise reform is to develop the mixed ownership economy, transformation and upgrading of enterprises and reforms of three systems and so on. This article analyzes five advantages and five main problems, then some measures such as integration of resources, reducing inventories, changing the operating mechanism and pro⁃ducing advantageous product, strict quality management and strengthening endogenetic impetus of development of en⁃terprises were put forward. It aims to accelerate the reform and development of enterprises, and promote the enterprises to get into the right track of development and early achieve the ideal that becoming the leader in high-end metal materi⁃al in china.%改革与发展是企业永恒的主题。新一轮国资改革重点是深化国资和国企两个方面的改革,其中深化国企改革的重点是发展混合所有制经济、企业转型升级、三项制度改革等内容。本人分析了长城特钢五大优势和五个方面的主要问题,针对性地提出要整合资源、降低库存、转换经营机制、培育“拳头”产品、严格质量管理、增强企业发展内生动力等举措,旨在加快长城特钢改革发展,促进企业进入良性发展轨道,早日实现中国高端金属材料领军者的愿景。


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    Full Text Available Proteoliza globulinei de rezervă 11S din seminţele de arahide, Ara h3, cu papaină începe cu cuscindarea secvenței C-terminale extinse a α-catenelor, care cuprinde regiunea α-helixurilor. Clivarea ulterioară a buclei dintre β-strendurile E' şi F' din partea centrală a β-barrelui din α-catene duce la formarea fragmentelor, legate cu β-catenele intacte prin legătură disulfidică, precum şi reţinute în molecula globulinei 11S parţial hidrolizată prin interacţiuni necovalente. Conform scenariului proteolizei descrise, acţiunea iniţială a papainei distruge regiunea C-terminală a α-catenelor, în care sunt prezenţi trei din cei patru determinanţi antigenici (epitopii IgE, identificaţi în globulina 11S din arahide. Astfel, gradul de alergenicitate a Ara h3 poate fi substanțial redus prin proteoliza sa limitată cu papaină.ALLERGEN ARA H3, STORAGE 11S GLOBULIN FROM PEANUT SEEDS 1. PAPAIN LIMITED PROTEOLYSISPapain proteolysis of the storage 11S globulin Ara h3 from peanut seeds starts from the detachment of an extended a-chain C-terminal sequence covering the region of a-helices. Further cleavage of a loop between b-strands E’ and F’ inside the central part of a-chain b-barrel occurs generating fragments connected with intact b-chains via a disulfide bond and those retained inside the molecule of partially hydrolyzed 11S globulin due to non-covalent interactions. In accordance with the described proteolysis scenario, the C-terminal a-chain region containing three of the four antigen determinants (IgE epitopes identified in the peanut 11S globulin is destroyed during the initial papain action. Therefore, the level of Ara h3 allergenicity can be decreased via papain limited proteolysis.

  14. Shock wave fractionated noble gases in the early solar system (United States)

    Ustinova, G. K.


    Many processes in the active star-forming regions are accompanied by strong shock waves, in acceleration by which the nuclear-active particles form the power-law energy spectrum of high rigidity: F(> E0) ˜ Eγ , with the spectral index γ ≤ 1.5-2. It must affect the production rates of spallogenic components of the isotopes, whose excitation functions depend on the shape of the energy spectrum of radiation. Thus, the isotopic signatures formed in the conditions of the strong shock wave propagation must be different from those formed in the calm environment. The early solar system incorporated all the presumed processes of the starforming stage, so that its matter had to conserve such isotopic anomalies. In previous works [1] the shock wave effects in generation of extinct radionu-clides and light elements Li, Be and B were considered. In the report some results for their evidence in the noble gas signatures are presented. Modelling the Kr isotope generation in spallation of Rb, Sr, Y and Zr with the nuclear-active particles, the energy spectrum of which was variable in the range of γ= 1.1-6.0, shows the different pace of growth of abundances of the dif-ferent Kr isotopes with decreasing . It leads to the quite diverse behaviour of the various Kr isotope ratios: the 78,80 Kr/83 Kr ratios increase, and the 82,84,86 Kr/83 Kr ratios decrease for the smaller γ. According to such criteria, for instance, the isotopically heavier SEP-Kr in the lunar ilmenites was pro-duced with the accelerated particles of the more rigid energy spectrum (γ ˜ 2) in comparison with the SW-Kr. Another important feature of the shock wave acceleration of particles is the enrichment of their specrtum with heavier ions in proportion to A/Z. Clearly, the shock wave fractionation of the noble gases, favouring the heavier isotopes, had to be inevitable. Such a fractionation depends on timing episodes of shock wave acceleration: after the n-th act of the ion acceleration their fractionation is

  15. Role of the immune cells, mediators and cytokines in pathogenesis of asthma: a review article

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    Full Text Available Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways, associated with airway re-modeling and hyperresponsiveness. It is expressed that asthma influences about 300 million people around the world, which is estimated to increase to about 400 million by 2025. The prevalence rate is 15 to 20 percent in children and 5 to 10 percent in adults, while its trend is still increasing. Inflammation plays an important role in the patho-physiology of asthma, which involves an interaction of different types of the immune cells and mediators. It leads to a number of pathophysiology changes, including bron-chial inflammation, airway obstruction, and clinical episodes such as cough, wheeze and shortness of breath. Asthma is now greatly being introduced as a heterogeneous disorder and it is pointed out to the role of T cells, including Th1, Th2, Th17, and regu-latory T cells. Other immune cells, especially neutrophils, macrophages and dendritic cells, as well structural cells such as epithelial and airway smooth muscle cells also pro-duce disease-associated cytokines in asthma. Increased levels of these immune cells and cytokines have been recognized in clinical samples and mouse models of asthma. Different cytokines, including pro-inflammatory cytokines (such as TNFα, IL-1, and IL-6, T helper 2 cytokines (such as IL-4, IL-5, IL-9, IL-13, and growth factors (such as GM-CSF, PDGF play a role in the pathogenesis of asthma. Indeed chemokines (such as MPC-1, RANTES , MIP-1 and the chemokine receptors (such as CCR3, CCR4, CCL11, CCL24, and CCL26 play an important role in the recruitment of circu-lating inflammatory cells into the airways in asthmatic patients and also is related with increased T helper 2 cytokines after inhaled allergens. Among new approaches, treat-ment of asthma with anti-cytokine drugs such as antibodies blocking IL-4, IL-5, IL-9 could reduce recruitment inflammatory cells into the airways and remodeling. The final perspective of asthma

  16. Tropospheric Halogen Chemistry (United States)

    von Glasow, R.; Crutzen, P. J.


    processes. Early work by Cauer (1951) had shown that Cl/Na and Cl/Mg ratios were lower in air than in seawater, indicating loss of chlorine by "acid displacement" from sea salt by the strong acids, H2SO4 (Eriksson (1959a, b) and HNO3 (Robbins et al., 1959). Already the first measurements of bromine in aerosols by Duce et al. (1963) showed that bromine, like chlorine, was lost from the sea salt particles, whereas iodine was strongly enriched ( Duce et al., 1965). Research since the early 1980s has shown that photochemical processes are actively involved.Interest in the chemistry of atmospheric halogens took a steep upward surge after it was postulated that the release of industrially produced halocarbons, in particular the chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), CFCl3, and CF2Cl2, could cause severe depletions in stratospheric ozone (Molina and Rowland, 1974) by the reactions involving the CFC photolytic product radicals, Cl and ClO, as catalysts. The first stratospheric measurements of ClO did indeed show its presence in significant quantities in the stratosphere so that by the end of the 1970s USA, Canada, and the Scandinavian countries issued laws against the use of CFC gases as propellants in spray cans. In the mid-1980s the springtime stratospheric ozone hole over Antarctica was discovered by Farman et al. (1985), involving heterogeneous reactions on polar stratospheric clouds that lead to chlorine activation ( Solomon et al., 1986). Ten years later, in 1996, a complete phaseout ofthe production of the CFCs and a number of other chlorine- or bromine-containing chemicals came into effect for all nations in the developed world. In this contribution we will, however, concentrate on the impact of reactive chlorine, bromine, and iodine on tropospheric ozone chemistry.Halogens have the potential to be important in many facets of tropospheric chemistry. A multitude of gas phase reactions and gas-particle interactions occur that include coupling with the sulfur cycle and reactions with

  17. Analysis of Mixed Aryl/Alkyl Esters by Pyrolysis Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry in the Presence of Perchlorate (United States)

    Burton, A. S.; Locke, D. R.; Lewis, E. K.


    pyrolysis of alkanes and alcohols in the presence of perchlorates produced polychlorine containing chloro-alkanes similar to what was observed on Mars. Surpris-ingly, however, similar treatment of acetic acid pro-duced chloroketones, instead, and no chloroalkanes were reported. This suggests that the chloroalkanes detected in the Sheepbed mudstone were not derived from aliphatic carboxylic acids, but instead were from more reduced alcohols or even alkanes, or perhaps were degradation products of more complicated organic material. Because organics analyses on mars will rely heavily on py-GC-MS of perchlorate-containing samples over the next decade, it is important to understand the fate of organic molecules of biotic and abiotic origin under such conditions. In this work we begin a series of experiments to improve our understanding of products generated during py-GC-MS of increasingly complex organic molecules (esters, amides, peptides, nucleic acids, fatty acids) in the presence of perchlorate.


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    Mihail GÎRLEA


    Full Text Available Modelarea unui plan de business bancar trebuie făcută în strânsă corelaţie cu scopul urmărit de management. Dacă managerul îşi propune dublarea profiturilor, în consecinţă îşi va asuma un risc mai mare, iar dacă acesta îşi propune o strategie de dezvoltare pornind de la minimizarea riscurilor, profiturile vor fi mai mici, dar sigure.Orice entitate supravieţuieşte în interdependenţă cu mediul intern şi extern din care face parte; ca urmare, o companie există în relaţie cu cei din jur. Din acest punct de vedere, se remarcă două tendinţe majore în dezvoltarea unui model de business la începutul secolului XXI: dezvoltarea unei afaceri durabile şi guvernanţa corporativă.Pentru obţinerea unei eficienţe sporite, mai ales în pieţele integrate cu cea specifică Uniunii Europene, băncile sunt obligate să fie foarte atente la cele mai bune practici. Totodată, creşterea concurenţei în aceste pieţe duce la o creştere şi a riscurilor asumate, de aici şi practica autorităţilor de reglementare de a oferi un rol mai proeminent în reglementarea prudenţială adecvării capitalului.BANKING BUSINESS MODEL - CURRENT TENDENCIESThe modelling of a banking business plan needs to be carried out in tight correlation to the intended management scope, if the manager intends to double profit, he will thus take on a greater risk and if he intends to apply a development strategy starting from the minimization of risks, profits will be smaller but certain.Any entity survives in interdependence with the internal and external environment from which it is part of and therefore a company exists in relation to those surrounding it. From this point of view, two main tendencies may be observed in the development of a business model at the beginning of the XIIth century: the development of a durable business and corporate governance.In order to obtain enhanced efficiency, especially in the integrated markets, like the one which is

  19. New Advances In Multiphase Flow Numerical Modelling Using A General Domain Decomposition and Non-orthogonal Collocated Finite Volume Algorithm: Application To Industrial Fluid Catalytical Cracking Process and Large Scale Geophysical Fluids. (United States)

    Martin, R.; Gonzalez Ortiz, A.

    momentum exchange forces and the interphase heat exchanges are 1 treated implicitly to ensure stability. In order to reduce one more time the computa- tional cost, a decomposition of the global domain in N subdomains is introduced and all the previous algorithms applied to one block is performed in each block. At the in- terface between subdomains, an overlapping procedure is used. Another advantage is that different sets of equations can be solved in each block like fluid/structure interac- tions for instance. We show here the hydrodynamics of a two-phase flow in a vertical conduct as in industrial plants of fluid catalytical cracking processes with a complex geometry. With an initial Richardson number of 0.16 slightly higher than the critical Richardson number of 0.1, particles and water vapor are injected at the bottom of the riser. Countercurrents appear near the walls and gravity effects begin to dominate in- ducing an increase of particulate volumic fractions near the walls. We show here the hydrodynamics for 13s. 2

  20. Nuevo algoritmo de detección y corrección de píxeles anómalos en imágenes A new algorithm for detecting and correcting bad pixels in infrared images

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    Restrepo Gir��n Andrés David


    Full Text Available Se expone un nuevo algoritmo de procesamiento de imágenes para detectar y corregir píxeles anómalos que resalten de manera individual entre sus vecinos en imágenes de una secuencia térmica obtenida a partir de un procedimiento de termografía activa, sin afectar la apariencia global de cada imagen, como ocurre al emplear una estrategia clásica de filtrado espacial. Como resultado principal de este filtrado selectivo, se detectan y reemplazan en un alto porcentaje aquellos píxeles defectuosos de fabricación o por el uso continuo del dispositivo CCD de la cámara infrarroja, lo cual re- duce el riesgo de malas interpretaciones en el análisis posterior. Para el desarrollo y prueba del algoritmo propuesto se utilizaron secuencias de video tomadas con una cámara Cincinnati Electronics de indio-antimonio (InSb para inspeccionar láminas de CFRP (plástico reforzado con fibra de carbono mediante la técnica de termografía activa. Los resultados del algoritmo se comparan con una lista de píxeles defectuosos dada por el fabricante de la cámara, arrojando un porcentaje de coincidencia de alrededor del 70%. El presente trabajo toma relevancia al considerar que en la literatura científica se encuentran muy pocos estudios en este campo, centrándose la mayoría en el preprocesamiento de imágenes astronómicas; además, en Colombia se está en una etapa de introducción creciente de técnicas de evaluación no destructiva por termografía (ENDT en amplios sectores industriales que incluyen generación y transmisión de energía, in- genios azucareros y aeronáutica militar, entre otros.An image processing algorithm detects and replaces abnormal pixels individually, highlighting them amongst their neighbours in a sequence of thermal images without affecting overall texture, like classical filtering does. Bad pixels from manufacture or constant use of a CCD device in an IR camera are thus detected and replaced with a very good success rate

  1. Incoherencias sistemáticas en el examen del acusado en el proceso penal peruano y la necesidad de su compatibilidad con el sistema acusatorio

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    Iván Guerrero López


    Full Text Available En un escenario como el peruano en el que, aún se encuentra sumamente arraigada la ideología inquisitiva en el inconsciente colectivo, consideramos que resulta un eje esencial para el análisis, a propósito de la necesidad de consolidar el principio acusatorio como una institución propia del Estado constitucional de Derecho, la forma en que debe concebirse y producirse la declaración del acusado en el nuevo proceso penal, sobre todo, teniendo en cuenta que, la referida ideología inquisitiva, es una herencia cultural de siglos de malas prácticas, que no será posible cambiar de la noche a la mañana, mucho menos, con la simple promulgación y vigencia del nuevo Código. ¿Cómo hacer entonces para que los abogados, jueces y fiscales, ingresen al “duelo de prácticas”, premunidos de ideas claras que eviten el fracaso de la reforma?; ¿Son adecuadas y compatibles con el Principio acusatorio, las normas contempladas en el nuevo Código Procesal Penal sobre el examen del acusado?; ¿Cuáles deben ser los nuevos parámetros en la lógica del examen del acusado para que los fiscales y abogados realicen objeciones y los jueces resuelvan con predictibilidad al respecto?; ¿Qué problemas y tendencias se están presentando en los distritos judiciales en los que ya está vigente el nuevo Código Procesal Penal?; ¿Será necesario y conveniente proponer algún cambio legislativo?. Como se puede advertir, la problemática planteada tiene que ver con el análisis de la instalación de la oralidad especialmente en el juzgamiento, por lo que el presente trabajo, de acuerdo a las sugerencias del Profesor Mauricio Duce, es básicamente de diagnóstico y descripción del problema con la identificación especifica de aspectos positivos y negativos, de nuestra realidad objetiva; sin embargo, a manera de recomendaciones con cargo a efectuar un trabajo más profundo, intentaremos esbozar algunas propuestas de solución que facilite el cambio cultural

  2. Influencia de la elección de tareas y la participación activa del alumno en la motivación, coeducación y comportamientos disciplinados en educación física

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    Luis Miguel Marín de Oliveira


    ­todeterminada, la orientación y la percepción de un clima que implica a la tarea, de estrategias basadas en razones de preocupación e intrínsecas; razones de preocupación, responsabilidad e intrínsecas para ser disciplinado, y per­cepción de igualdad de trato. Esta investigación ha permitido comprobar que el otor­gar mayor protagonismo a los alumnos dentro de la toma de decisiones del proceso de enseñanza y aprendizaje pro­duce unos incrementos en la motivación, y una reducción de comportamientos de indisciplina difíciles de alcanzar con las prácticas docentes que se realizan habitualmente.

  3. Reseñas de Libros

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    Diego Iturriaga Barco


    Full Text Available Anguita, Julio, Corazón rojo. La vida después de un infarto. Madrid, La esfera de los libros, 2005, 251 pp.Páginas 169-171Diego Iturriaga BarcoAttinà, Fulvio; Rossi, Rosa (ed., European Neighbourhood Policy: Political, Economic and Social Issues. Catania, The Jean Monnet Centre "Euro-Med", 166 pp.Páginas 171-172Alejandro Román AntequeraCastells, Manuel; Serra, Narcís (eds., Guerra y Paz en el Siglo XXI. Una Perspectiva Europea. Barcelona, Tusquets Editores, 2003, 208 pp.Páginas 172-175Jesús Fernández GarcíaChomsky, Noam, Hegemonía o Supervivencia. La estrategia imperialista de Estados Unidos. Barcelona, Ediciones B, 2004, 401 pp.Páginas 175-177Jesús Fernández GarcíaClarke, Richard C., Contra todos los enemigos. Madrid, Taurus, 2004, 381 pp.Páginas 177-179Inmaculada Ramírez PérezDunn, Ross E., The New World History: A Teacher's Companion. New York, Bedford/St. Martins, 2000, 596 pp.Páginas 179-183Andre Gunder FrankFausto, Boris; Devoto, Fernando J., Brasil e Argentina: Um ensaio de história comparada (1850-2002. São Paulo, Editora 34, 2004, 574 pp.Páginas 183-184Paulo Roberto de AlmeidaFûret, François, El pasado de una ilusión. Ensayo sobre la idea comunista en el siglo XX. Madrid, Fondo de Cultura Económica, 1995, 583 pp.Páginas 184-185Alfonso Galindo LucasGill, Stephen; Mittelman, James, Innovation and transformation in International Studies. Cambridge & New York, Cambridge University Press, 1997, 294 pp.Páginas 185-189Andre Gunder FrankMussolini, Romano, Il duce mio padre. Milano, Rizzoli, 2004, 170 pp.Páginas 189-195Jan NelisNavajas Zubeldia, Carlos (ed., Actas del IV Simposio de Historia Actual. 2 Vols., Logroño, 2004, 1.090 pp.Páginas 195-197Alejandro Román AntequeraRichardson, Philip, Economic Change in China, c.1800-1950. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1999, 137 pp.Páginas 197-198Andre Gunder FrankSartori, Giovanni; Mazzoleni, Gianni, La tierra explota. Superpoblación y desarrollo. Madrid, Taurus

  4. Reviews | Reseñas de libros

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    Pasado y Memoria


    ., Il Diritto del Duce. Giustizia e repressione nell’Italia fascista, Roma, Donzelli Edito re, 2015, 313 pp. / Ignacio Fernández Sarasola; LA DEFENSA DE LA REPÚBLICA: ¿FRACASO O DILEMA? GONZÁLEZ CALLEJA, Eduardo, En nombre de la autoridad. La defensa del orden público durante la Segunda República española (1931-1936, Granada, Comares, 2014, 364 pp. GONZÁLEZ CALLEJA, Eduardo, Cifras cruentas. Las víctimas mortales de la violencia sociopolítica en la Segunda República española (1931-1936, Granada, Comares, 2015, 488 pp. / Francisco Sevillano Calero; SÁNCHEZ RECIO, Glicerio; MORENO FONSERET, Roque (eds., Aniquilación de la República y castigo a la lealtad, Alacant, Universitat d’Alacant, 2015, 402 pp. / Damián Alberto González Madrid; TÉBAR, Javier; RISQUES, Manel; MARÍN, Martín y CASANELLAS, Pau, Gobernadores. Barcelona en la España franquista (1939-1977, Granada, Comares, 2015, 354 pp. / Francisco Sevillano Calero; FERNÁNDEZ SOLDEVILLA, Gaizka, La voluntad del gudari. Génesis y metástasis de la violencia de ETA, Madrid, Tecnos, 368 pp. / Francisco Rojas Claros.


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    Natalia BĂNCILĂ


    Full Text Available COMPARATIVES APPROACHES ON THE CONTRIBUTION OF DIRECT INVESTMENTS IN ECONOMY: ROMANIA - MOLDOVA AND OTHER EMERGING COUNTRIES OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPEThe transition towards a market economy in any country of the world requires a restructuring of economic life. The main task of it is the development of the private sector of national economy which would lead to sustainable economic growth. A long-lasting economic revival is possible only in conditions of increase in investment, of maximal use of production capacities. Any economic growth requires funding, too. Investment financing constitutes a significant step in the investment process whereby financial resources are incorporated in the budget of the investment and may be used for payment in order to achieve a project.  Thus, concluding from the introductory ideas of the article, the author proposes to develop a comparative approach of the impact of direct investments in economy of Romania, Republic of Moldova and other emergent countries from Europe. What is certain is that the international measurement and comparison scale of the impact of the foreign direct investment (FDI on economic development is a complicated exercise, taking into consideration the very limited statistical data volume. However, the author manages to draw some conclusions concerning the process of achievement foreign direct investments.ABORDĂRI COMPARATIVE PRIVIND CONTRIBUŢIA INVESTIŢIILOR DIRECTE ÎN ECONOMIE: ROMÂNIA – REPUBLICA MOLDOVA ŞI ALTE ŢĂRI EMERGENTE DIN EUROPA CENTRALĂ ŞI ORIENTALĂÎn orice ţară a lumii, tranziţia spre economia de piaţă impune o restructurare a vieţii economice. Sarcina principală a restructurării este dezvoltarea sectorului privat al economiei naţionale, ceea ce ar duce la o creştere economică durabilă. O relansare economică durabilă este posibilă doar în condiţiile sporirii investiţiilor, utilizării la maximum a capacităţilor de producţie. Orice cre

  6. The Project Serapis: High Resolution Seismic Imagingof The Campi Flegrei Caldera Structure (United States)

    Zollo, A.; Virieux, J.; Capuano, P.; Chiarabba, C.; de Franco, R.; Makris, J.; Michelini, A.; Musacchio, G.; Serapis Group

    expected NE-SW and SE-NW structural trends and it has been designed to get 2D/3D images of the crustal structure at a regional scale. A denser 2D network of 35 OBSs has been deployed in the bay of Pozzuoli aimed at detecting and modeling reflected/converted waves from 1 the possible shallow to deep discontinuities beneath the Campi Flegrei caldera. The main target of this particular receiver lay-out is the detailed imaging of the magma chamber top, expected at 4-5 km depth, according to temperature measurements in wells and sparse seismic observations. About 5000 shots have been performed dur- ing the SERAPIS experiment, at an average spatial spacing of 125 m, for a total ship travel path of 620 km. All of the seismic lines have been re-sampled at least twice, using a staggered configuration, which results in a smaller source spacing (less than 65m). In the gulf of Pozzuoli the source array had a geometry of a 5x5 km grid, slightly shifted south with respect to the OBS array. Seismic signals produced by air- guns have been well detected up to 50-60 km distance and the whole Campi Flegrei, Ischia and Procida on-land networks have recorded high quality seismograms pro- duced by the gridded source array in the bay of Pozzuoli. Due to the extended and very dense source and receiver arrays used for SERAPIS, this campaign can provide an innovative contribution to the accurate reconstruction of the Campi Flegrei caldera structure and to the definition of its feeding system at depth. *SERAPIS group: Auger Emmanuel, Bernard Marie-Lise, Bobbio Antonella, Bonagura Mariateresa, Cantore Luciana, Convertito Vincenzo, D'Auria Luca, De Matteis Raffaella, Emolo Anto- nio, Festa Gaetano, Gasparini Paolo, Giberti Grazia, Herrero Andre, Improta Luigi, Lancieri Maria Flora, Nielsen Stefan, Nisii Vincenzo, Russo Guido, Satriano Clau- dio, Simini Mariella, Vassallo Maurizio, Bruno Pier Paolo, Buonocunto Ciro, Capello Marco, Del Pezzo Edoardo, Galluzzo Danilo, Gaudiosi Germana, Giuliana Alessio

  7. Zero in on Key Open Problems in Automated NMR Protein Structure Determination

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    Abbas, Ahmed


    Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) is one of the main approaches for protein struc- ture determination. The biggest advantage of this approach is that it can determine the three-dimensional structure of the protein in the solution phase. Thus, the natural dynamics of the protein can be studied. However, NMR protein structure determina- tion is an expertise intensive and time-consuming process. If the structure determi- nation process can be accelerated or even automated by computational methods, that will significantly advance the structural biology field. Our goal in this dissertation is to propose highly efficient and error tolerant methods that can work well on real and noisy data sets of NMR. Our first contribution in this dissertation is the development of a novel peak pick- ing method (WaVPeak). First, WaVPeak denoises the NMR spectra using wavelet smoothing. A brute force method is then used to identify all the candidate peaks. Af- ter that, the volume of each candidate peak is estimated. Finally, the peaks are sorted according to their volumes. WaVPeak is tested on the same benchmark data set that was used to test the state-of-the-art method, PICKY. WaVPeak shows significantly better performance than PICKY in terms of recall and precision. Our second contribution is to propose an automatic method to select peaks pro- duced by peak picking methods. This automatic method is used to overcome the limitations of fixed number-based methods. Our method is based on the Benjamini- Hochberg (B-H) algorithm. The method is used with both WaVPeak and PICKY to automatically select the number of peaks to return from out of hundreds of candidate peaks. The volume (in WaVPeak) and the intensity (in PICKY) are converted into p-values. Peaks that have p-values below some certain threshold are selected. Ex- perimental results show that the new method is better than the fixed number-based method in terms of recall. To improve precision, we tried to eliminate false peaks using

  8. Reseña de Libros

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    Juan Casanova Correa


    Full Text Available Amar Rodríguez, Víctor, Las nuevas tecnologías aplicadas a la educación. Cádiz, Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Cádiz, 2006, 177 pp.  Páginas 213-214 Juan Casanova Correa   Baraibar Etxeberría, Álvaro, Extraño federalismo. La vía Navarra a la democracia (1973-1982. Madrid, Centro de Estudios Políticos y Constitucionales, 2004, 484 pp.  Páginas 214-217 José Joaquín Fernández Alles   Capellán de Miguel, Gonzalo (coord., La Rioja. Construcción y desarrollo de una comunidad autónoma. Logroño, Gobierno de La Rioja, 2002, 418 pp.  Páginas 217-218 Joaquín Piñeiro Blanca   Cobo Romero, Francisco; Ortega López, Teresa María, Franquismo y posguerra en Andalucía Oriental. Represión, castigo a los vencidos y apoyos sociales al régimen franquista, 1936-1950. Granada, Universidad de Granada, 2005, 450 pp.  Páginas 218-220 David Molina Rabadán   Cuenca Toribio, José Manuel, Historia General de Andalucía. Córdoba, Almuzara, 2005, 1.003 pp.  Páginas 220-222 Fernando López Mora   Fandiño Pérez, Roberto Germán, Historia del movimiento ciudadano e historia local. El ejemplo del barrio de Yagüe en Logroño (1948-1975. Logroño, Instituto de Estudios Riojanos, 2005, 186 pp.  Páginas 223-224 Joaquín Piñeiro Blanca   "Bajo el franquismo", núm. monográfico de Gerónimo de Ustáriz, 19 (2004, 215 pp.  Páginas 224-226 Antonio Polo Blanco   Jiménez Gámez, Rafael, Inmigración, interculturalidad y currículum. Morón de la Frontera, Publicaciones MCEP, 2004, 322 pp.  Páginas 226-227 Víctor Amar Rodríguez   Mann, Michael, El imperio incoherente. Estados Unidos y el nuevo orden internacional. Barcelona, Paidós, 2004, 319 pp.  Páginas 227-229 David Molina Rabadán   Mussolini, Romano, Ultimo atto, le verità nascoste sulla fine del Duce. Milan, Rizzoli, 2005, 177 pp.  Páginas 229-231 Jan Nelis   Pagès i Blanc, Pelai (dir., La transició democràtica als Països Catalans. Hist

  9. Passivation mechanisms in the initial oxidation of iron by oxygen and water vapor (United States)

    Roosendaal, Sander Jurgen


    -physical parameter values needed to describe the observed saturation.) The decrease of the oxidation rate enhances the formation of Fe 3+ , which in a self-amplifying combination of processes re- duces the oxidation rate even further. In conclusion, the deviations from the FC theory at T temperatures: the system is not a model system for the theory. Summary 165 Neither is the oxidation of Fe(100) in H2O vapor. The measurements presented in chapters 6 (room temperature) and 7 (temperature depen- dence) revealed that during the oxidation in H2O at room temperature, hydrogen is taken up, probably as OH groups in the oxide layer. The oxi- dation rate in H2O which is 3 orders of magnitude lower than the oxidation rate in O2, is entirely determined by the earlier mentioned surface processes: the oxidation could be completely described with a nucleation and growth model containing rate equations for the surface reactions. The oxidation rate reaches a maximum at T = 340K (67 degrees C). Below this temperature, H2 desorption (from H atoms at the surface) determines the oxidation rate. Above 340K, the decrease of the oxidation rate is due to the recombina- tion of OH and H at the surface and subsequent desorption of H2O. The rate limiting step is the dissociation of OH at step edges. Further evidence for this model is formed by the oxidation rate of Fe(100) covered with N marker atoms, which were found to facilitate the nucleation and growth of the oxide islands. Experiments where H2O was replaced with D2O revealed a distinct isotope effect, which is due to a dierent energy barrier for one of the surface processes, but possibly also due to a lower exponential prefac- tor (in an Arrhenius description of rate constants) corresponding to a lower molecular vibration frequency in the D2O molecule or OD surface species (compared with H2O of OH, respectively). Again, the differences could be explained completely by surface processes. The transport properties of the oxide layers formed in H2O at room

  10. Downwind changes in grain size of aeolian dust; examples from marine and terrestrial archives (United States)

    Stuut, Jan-Berend; Prins, Maarten


    references Betzer, P.R., Carder, K.L., Duce, R.A., Merrill, J.T., Tindale, N.W., Uematsu, M., Costello, D.K., Young, R.W., Feely, R.A., Breland, J.A., Bernstein, R.E., Greco, A.M., 1988. Long-range transport of giant mineral aerosol particles. Nature 336, 568. Claquin, T., Roelandt, C., Kohfeld, K.E., Harrison, S.P., Tegen, I., C., P.I., Balkanski, Y., Bergametti, G., Hansson, M., Mahowald, N.M., Rodhe, H., Schulz, M., 2003. Radiative forcing of climate by ice-age atmospheric dust. Climate Dynamics 20, 193-202. Holz, C., Stuut, J.-B.W., Henrich, R., 2004. Terrigenous sedimentation processes along the continental margin off NW-Africa: implications from grain-size analyses of surface sediments. Sedimentology 51, 1145-1154. Otto, S., de Reus, M., Trautmann, T., Thomas, A., Wendisch, M., Borrmann, S., 2007. Atmospheric radiative effects of an in situ measured Saharan dust plume and the role of large particles. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 7, 4887-4903. Prins, M.A., Weltje, G.J., 1999. End-member modeling of siliciclastic grain-size distributions: the Late Quaternary record of eolian and fluvial sediment supply to the Arabian Sea and its paleoclimatic significance., in: Harbaugh, J., Watney, L., Rankey, G., Slingerland, R., Goldstein, R., Franseen, E. (Eds.), Numerical experiments in stratigraphy: Recent advances in stratigraphic and sedimentologic computer simulations. SEPM Special Publication 62. Society for Sedimentary Geology, pp. 91-111. Prins, M.A., Vriend, M., 2007, Glacial and interglacial eolian dust dispersal patterns across the Chinese Loess Plateau inferred from decomposed loess grain-size records. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems (G-cubed), 8, Q07Q05, doi:10.1029/2006GC001563. Prins, M.A., Vriend, M., Nugteren, G., Vandenberghe, J., Lu, H., Zheng, H., Jan Weltje, G., 2007. Late Quaternary aeolian dust input variability on the Chinese Loess Plateau: inferences from unmixing of loess grain-size records. Quaternary Science Reviews 26, 230-242. Prins, M.A., Zheng, H., Beets, K

  11. Half of Vermont Academic and Public Libraries Lack Written Confidentiality Policies Despite Directors’ Support for Principles of Patron Confidentiality. A Review of: Magi, Trina J., “The Gap between Theory and Practice: A Study of the Prevalence and Strength of Patron Confidentiality Policies in Public and Academic Libraries.” Library & Information Science Research 29 (2007: 455-70.

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    tested by five librarians from the aforementioned list, and slight changes had been made to clarify questions and instructions. Survey respondents were given an initial deadline of February 1, 2006, but responses were received and included through March 13, 2006. Various tactics were used to boost response rates, including electronic discussion list announcements, usage of pre-addressed stamped return envelopes, usage of personalized address information and a personal signature by the researcher on the cover letter, reminder postcards, and a coupon for free ice cream. One hundred and fifty-one questionnaires were returned. Two questionnaires were returned incomplete, and were removed from both the target population and the responses, leaving a total of 149 out of 211 possible responses and a response rate of 71%. For this response rate, all calculations were determined to have a margin of error of +/-4.4% with 95% confidence. The survey was constructed to address five research questions, as detailed below:1 How many requests for personally identifiable patron information have libraries received in the past year, and from whom did those inquiries come?2 How many libraries have a written confidentiality policy, and what are the characteristics of libraries and library directors that have policies?3 How current are those policies?4 How many policies prohibit release of patron information without acourt order or other binding legal document (e.g., subpoena or search warrant? How many policies call for attorney review of any such court orders or other binding legal documents?5 Do librarians support the idea of strengthening the state law relating to confidentiality of library records?The questions were closed-ended in order to allow responses to be coded and easily analyzed, although space was provided forrespondents to offer additional comments. Though a deadline of February 1, 2006 was set, responses were received as late as March 13, 2006. Person’s chi-square and Fisher

  12. Twenty five years of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine - progress and priorities for future of radiation medicine and biology. (United States)

    Bazyka, D


    the first academic supervisors in studies of Chornobyl health effects and got professor certificates in this new area. First PhD theses were successfully passed by Dr. E. Gorbov, and Dr. of Sciences - by Dr. D. Bazyka. Basics of future aca demic research directions were elaborated that time by Drs. O. Kovalenko, Zh. Minchenko, V. Talko, I. Holyavka, D. Belyi, D. Yakimenko, E. Mikhai lovska, V. Malyzhev, V. Sushko, A. Cheban, K. Lo ganovsky, K. Bruslova, I. Dyagil, T. Liubarets, O. Kucher, G. Chobotko, and others. Later the major ity of these studies formed a background for Chornobyl legislation, regulatory directives, pre sented as dissertations.A quarter of century passed. The Center as a part of the National Academy of Medical Sciences resisted the challenges and moved forward, was recognized worldwide and fulfilled its main mission - providing highly qualified health care to radiation exposed. Staff numbers decreased (1,091), but work amount has increased. Since 2000, new premises were installed - a hospital with the biggest in Ukraine outpatient clin ic, new laboratory facilities, the last of which was in troduced in 2013. The Academy became a national one and since 2011 the Center was recognized as a national research institution (NRCRM), staff mem bers received 3 State Awards of Ukraine in the Field of Science and Technology, numerous personal awards.During this period, NRCRM staff conducted and published priority research data on radiation risks and molecular mechanisms of leukemia, including chronic lymphocytic, myelodysplastic syndrome, multiple myeloma, thyroid cancer, breast cancer in Chornobyl accident cleanup workers. Studies of the mechanisms of non tumor pathology - cardio vascular, cerebrovascular, cognitive disorders are in process. Of high importance are studies of possible transgenerational effects of radiation. The devel oped new technologies and protocols for the advanced care of radiation exposed were intro duced to the general health care system