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  1. Taos County Roads

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    Earth Data Analysis Center, University of New Mexico — Vector line shapefile under the stewardship of the Taos County Planning Department depicting roads in Taos County, New Mexico. Originally under the Emergency...

  2. Teaching in the Tao.

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    Christie, Patrick

    This book shares the philosophy that what a teacher learned through the martial arts form, Aikido, allowed him to look beyond aggressive acts without responding aggressively himself, viewing the student behind the angry behavior. The teacher notes that compassion works better than any form of discipline he has ever encountered in education. Tao,…

  3. Conflict and Tao.

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    Crawford, Lyall

    What can philosophical Taoism teach us about interpersonal conflict and effective approaches for dealing with it? Examination of selected portions of the R. Hendricks translation of the "Lao-Tzu" or "Te-Tao Ching," and experiences recorded in fieldnotes while a member of a Taoist commune suggest a four-point protocol for…

  4. Taos: A low cost satellite

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    Jung, P.

    Aerospatiale, under contract to CNES, has studied a new satellite based system with the double mission of mobile tracking and paging. This is called Taos. A constellation of five Taos satellites will allow positioning with an accuracy of 1 km, as well as small message transmission with a maximum time delay of 2 hours. Using a low earth orbit, Taos will have a small power budget, with the attendant gains in dimensions, mass, and eventually cost. The emergence of such class of lightsats has been fostered by the progress of electronics, as well as the new small launchers now being offered. Furthermore, the market is clearly hungry for ever more worldwide data collection. This paper describes the Taos system of satellite and ground segment, for which a primary goal will be a significant reduction of the recurring price. Weighing 152 kg, each satellite will have a power of 270 W.

  5. 77 FR 36994 - Questa Ranger District, Carson National Forest; Taos County, NM; Taos Ski Valley's 2010 Master...

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    2012-06-20

    ... National Forest; Taos County, NM; Taos Ski Valley's 2010 Master Development Plan--Phase 1 Projects... included in the Taos Ski Valley (TSV) 2010 Master Development Plan (MDP). All proposed projects would be..., Taos Ski Valley MDP--Phase 1 Projects, 208 Cruz Alta Road, Taos, NM 87571. Comments may also be sent...

  6. TAO/TRITON, RAMA, and PIRATA Buoys, Monthly, Salinity

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has monthly Salinity data from the TAO/TRITON (Pacific Ocean, http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tao/), RAMA (Indian Ocean, http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tao/rama/),...

  7. TAO/TRITON, RAMA, and PIRATA Buoys, Quarterly, Position

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has quarterly Position data from the TAO/TRITON (Pacific Ocean, http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tao/), RAMA (Indian Ocean, http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tao/rama/),...

  8. 75 FR 71414 - Questa Ranger District, Carson National Forest; Taos County, NM; Taos Ski Valley's 2010 Master...

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    2010-11-23

    ... Forest Service Questa Ranger District, Carson National Forest; Taos County, NM; Taos Ski Valley's 2010... prepare an environmental impact statement. SUMMARY: Taos Ski Valley (TSV) is a downhill ski area located... (Phase I) projects included in the Taos Ski Valley (TSV) 2010 Master Development Plan (MDP). These...

  9. TAO/TRITON, RAMA, and PIRATA Buoys, Daily, Relative Humidity

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has daily Relative Humidity data from the TAO/TRITON (Pacific Ocean, http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tao/), RAMA (Indian Ocean,...

  10. TAO/TRITON, RAMA, and PIRATA Buoys, Monthly, Relative Humidity

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has monthly Relative Humidity data from the TAO/TRITON (Pacific Ocean, http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tao/), RAMA (Indian Ocean,...

  11. TAO/TRITON, RAMA, and PIRATA Buoys, Quarterly, Relative Humidity

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has quarterly Relative Humidity data from the TAO/TRITON (Pacific Ocean, http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tao/), RAMA (Indian Ocean,...

  12. TAO/TRITON, RAMA, and PIRATA Buoys, Monthly, Buoyancy Flux

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has monthly Buoyancy Flux data from the TAO/TRITON (Pacific Ocean, http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tao/), RAMA (Indian Ocean,...

  13. TAO/TRITON, RAMA, and PIRATA Buoys, Quarterly, Longwave Radiation

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has quarterly Incoming Longwave Radiation data from the TAO/TRITON (Pacific Ocean, http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tao/), RAMA (Indian Ocean,...

  14. TAO/TRITON, RAMA, and PIRATA Buoys, Quarterly, Wind Stress

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has quarterly Wind Stress data from the TAO/TRITON (Pacific Ocean, http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tao/), RAMA (Indian Ocean,...

  15. TAO/TRITON, RAMA, and PIRATA Buoys, 5-Day, Wind

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has 5-day Wind data from the TAO/TRITON (Pacific Ocean, http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tao/), RAMA (Indian Ocean, http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tao/rama/), and...

  16. TAO/TRITON, RAMA, and PIRATA Buoys, 5-Day, Temperature

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has 5-day Temperature data from the TAO/TRITON (Pacific Ocean, http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tao/), RAMA (Indian Ocean, http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tao/rama/),...

  17. TAO/TRITON, RAMA, and PIRATA Buoys, Daily, Currents

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has daily Currents data from the TAO/TRITON (Pacific Ocean, http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tao/), RAMA (Indian Ocean, http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tao/rama/), and...

  18. 76 FR 60451 - Questa Ranger District, Carson National Forest; Taos County, NM; Taos Ski Valley's 2010 Master...

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    2011-09-29

    ... Forest Service Questa Ranger District, Carson National Forest; Taos County, NM; Taos Ski Valley's 2010... authorize several (Phase 1) projects included in the Taos Ski Valley (TSV) 2010 Master Development Plan (MDP... Service proposes to authorize under a separate SUP to John Cottam, the relocation of the Alpine Village...

  19. Enhanced Biocompatibility in Anodic TaO x Nanotube Arrays

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    Zeng, Yu-Jin; Twan, Sheng-Chen; Wang, Kuan-Wen; Huang, Her-Hsiung; Hsu, Yen-Bin; Wang, Chien-Ying; Lan, Ming-Ying; Lee, Sheng-Wei

    2017-10-01

    This study first investigates the biocompatibility of self-organized TaO x nanotube arrays with different nanotube diameters fabricated by electrochemical anodization. All as-anodized TaO x nanotubes were identified to be an amorphous phase. The transition in surface wettability with TaO x nanotube diameters can be explained based on Wenzel's model in terms of geometric roughness. In vitro biocompatibility evaluation further indicates that fibroblast cells exhibit an obvious wettability-dependent behavior on the TaO x nanotubes. The 35-nm-diameter TaO x nanotube arrays reveal the highest biocompatibility among all samples. This enhancement could be attributed to highly dense focal points provided by TaO x nanotubes due to higher surface hydrophilicity. This work demonstrates that the biocompatibility in Ta can be improved by forming TaO x nanotube arrays on the surface with appropriate nanotube diameter and geometric roughness.

  20. Sistem Inventory Buku Pada Yayasan Alusi Tao Toba

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    Panjaitan, Waldo

    2016-01-01

    This final project is the result of research by the author at the Foundation Alusi Tao Toba. Seeing these developments, the author had the idea to create a book Inventory system using Visual Basic 2010 and the Microsoft Access database to the Alusi Tao Toba Foundation so that the author wants to make it easier for staff to prepare a report and Voulunter books that are at the foundation Alusi Tao Toba. The method used is the method of interview (Interview), the method of observation (Observati...

  1. Lao Tse y el Tao te Ching

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    María Teresa Román López

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo describiremos algunos de los aspectos más reveladores de la obra y del pensamiento de Lao tse que, en cierta medida, pueden ayudarnos a entender algunas de las razones que justifican la gran influencia que el taoísmo ha tenido en el mundo oriental antiguo y, en particular, en el pensamiento de ChinaIn this article we will describe some of the most developing aspects in the book and of the thought of Lao tse that, in certain measure, they can help us to understand some of the reasons that justify the great influence that the Taoism has had in the old oriental world and, in particular, in the thought of China.

  2. Trajectory analysis and optimization system (TAOS) user`s manual

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    Salguero, D.E.

    1995-12-01

    The Trajectory Analysis and Optimization System (TAOS) is software that simulates point--mass trajectories for multiple vehicles. It expands upon the capabilities of the Trajectory Simulation and Analysis program (TAP) developed previously at Sandia National Laboratories. TAOS is designed to be a comprehensive analysis tool capable of analyzing nearly any type of three degree-of-freedom, point-mass trajectory. Trajectories are broken into segments, and within each segment, guidance rules provided by the user control how the trajectory is computed. Parametric optimization provides a powerful method for satisfying mission-planning constraints. Althrough TAOS is not interactive, its input and output files have been designed for ease of use. When compared to TAP, the capability to analyze trajectories for more than one vehicle is the primary enhancement, although numerous other small improvements have been made. This report documents the methods used in TAOS as well as the input and output file formats.

  3. TAO/TRITON, RAMA, and PIRATA Buoys, 5-Day, Relative Humidity

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has 5-day Relative Humidity data from the TAO/TRITON (Pacific Ocean, http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tao/), RAMA (Indian Ocean,...

  4. TAO/TRITON, RAMA, and PIRATA Buoys, Monthly, Total Heat Flux

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has monthly Total Heat Flux data from the TAO/TRITON (Pacific Ocean, http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tao/), RAMA (Indian Ocean,...

  5. TAO/TRITON, RAMA, and PIRATA Buoys, Quarterly, Barometric (Air) Pressure

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has quarterly Barometric (Air) Pressure data from the TAO/TRITON (Pacific Ocean, http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tao/), RAMA (Indian Ocean,...

  6. TAO/TRITON, RAMA, and PIRATA Buoys, Quarterly, Total Heat Flux

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has quarterly Total Heat Flux data from the TAO/TRITON (Pacific Ocean, http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tao/), RAMA (Indian Ocean,...

  7. TAO/TRITON, RAMA, and PIRATA Buoys, 5-Day, Sigma-Theta

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has 5-day Sigma-Theta (Potential Density Anomaly) data from the TAO/TRITON (Pacific Ocean, http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tao/), RAMA (Indian Ocean,...

  8. TAO/TRITON, RAMA, and PIRATA Buoys, Monthly, Downgoing Shortwave Radiation

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has monthly Downgoing Shortwave Radiation data from the TAO/TRITON (Pacific Ocean, http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tao/), RAMA (Indian Ocean,...

  9. TAO/TRITON, RAMA, and PIRATA Buoys, Quarterly, Evaporation Minus Precipitation

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has quarterly Evaporation Minus Precipitation data from the TAO/TRITON (Pacific Ocean, http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tao/), RAMA (Indian Ocean,...

  10. TAO/TRITON, RAMA, and PIRATA Buoys, Daily, Evaporation Minus Precipitation

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has daily Evaporation Minus Precipitation data from the TAO/TRITON (Pacific Ocean, http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tao/), RAMA (Indian Ocean,...

  11. TAO/TRITON, RAMA, and PIRATA Buoys, Quarterly, Net Longwave Radiation

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has quarterly Net Longwave Radiation data from the TAO/TRITON (Pacific Ocean, http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tao/), RAMA (Indian Ocean,...

  12. TAO/TRITON, RAMA, and PIRATA Buoys, Daily, Sea Surface Salinity

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has daily Sea Surface Salinity data from the TAO/TRITON (Pacific Ocean, http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tao/), RAMA (Indian Ocean,...

  13. TAO/TRITON, RAMA, and PIRATA Buoys, 5-Day, Evaporation Minus Precipitation

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has 5-day Evaporation Minus Precipitation data from the TAO/TRITON (Pacific Ocean, http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tao/), RAMA (Indian Ocean,...

  14. TAO/TRITON, RAMA, and PIRATA Buoys, Monthly, Barometric (Air) Pressure

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has monthly Barometric (Air) Pressure data from the TAO/TRITON (Pacific Ocean, http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tao/), RAMA (Indian Ocean,...

  15. TAO/TRITON, RAMA, and PIRATA Buoys, 5-Day, Barometric (Air) Pressure

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has 5-day Barometric (Air) Pressure data from the TAO/TRITON (Pacific Ocean, http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tao/), RAMA (Indian Ocean,...

  16. Navy John Lewis (TAO-205) Class Oiler Shipbuilding Program: Background and Issues for Congress

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    2016-01-08

    Navy John Lewis (TAO-205) Class Oiler Shipbuilding Program: Background and Issues for Congress Ronald O’Rourke Specialist in Naval Affairs...January 8, 2016 Congressional Research Service 7-5700 www.crs.gov R43546 Navy John Lewis (TAO-205) Class Oiler Shipbuilding Program...Congressional Research Service Summary The John Lewis (TAO-205) class oiler shipbuilding program, previously known as the TAO(X) program, is a program to

  17. TAO/TRITON, RAMA, and PIRATA Buoys, 5-Day, Wind Stress

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has 5-day Wind Stress data from the TAO/TRITON (Pacific Ocean, http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tao/), RAMA (Indian Ocean, http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tao/rama/),...

  18. The tao of survival skills to keep you alive

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    Ayres, James Morgan

    2013-01-01

    The Tao of Survival focuses on real-world, core survival skills that can save your life anytime and anyplace, in any emergency situation. It delves into fundamental concepts that most survival books don't cover, including how to deal with fear, developing mind/body skills, and fully engaging your senses to be aware of your surroundings. James Morgan Ayres has worked as a consultant for various U.S. government agencies and private corporations, founded four companies, and lived and worked all over the world. He's written seven books, taught seminars on the tao of survival and related

  19. TAO/TRITON, RAMA, and PIRATA Buoys, 5-Day, 20C Isotherm Depth

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has 5-day 20C Isotherm Depth data (the depth at which the ocean temperature is 20C) from the TAO/TRITON (Pacific Ocean, http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tao/),...

  20. TAO/TRITON, RAMA, and PIRATA Buoys, Daily, 20C Isotherm Depth

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has daily 20C Isotherm Depth data (the depth at which the ocean temperature is 20C) from the TAO/TRITON (Pacific Ocean, http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tao/),...

  1. Exact Ramsey Theory: Green-Tao numbers and SAT

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    Kullmann, Oliver

    2010-01-01

    We consider the links between Ramsey theory in the integers, based on van der Waerden's theorem, and (boolean, CNF) SAT solving. We aim at using the problems from exact Ramsey theory, concerned with computing Ramsey-type numbers, as a rich source of test problems, where especially methods for solving hard problems can be developed. In order to control the growth of the problem instances, we introduce "transversal extensions" as a natural way of constructing mixed parameter tuples (k_1, ..., k_m) for van-der-Waerden-like numbers N(k_1, ..., k_m), such that the growth of these numbers is guaranteed to be linear. Based on Green-Tao's theorem we introduce the "Green-Tao numbers" grt(k_1, ..., k_m), which in a sense combine the strict structure of van der Waerden problems with the (pseudo-)randomness of the distribution of prime numbers. Using standard SAT solvers (look-ahead, conflict-driven, and local search) we determine the basic values. It turns out that already for this single form of Ramsey-type problems, w...

  2. Status of the Transneptunian Automated Occultation Survey (TAOS II)

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    Lehner, Matthew; Wang, Shiang-Yu; Reyes-Ruiz, Mauricio; Alcock, Charles; Castro Chacón, Joel; Chen, Wen-Ping; Chu, You-Hua; Cook, Kem H.; Figueroa, Liliana; Geary, John C.; Hernandez, Benjamin; Huang, Chung-Kai; Norton, Timothy; Szentgyorgyi, Andrew; Yen, Wei-Ling; Zhang, Zhi-Wei

    2017-10-01

    The Transneptunian Automated Occultation Survey (TAOS II) will aim to detect occultations of stars by small (~1 km diameter) objects in the Kuiper Belt and beyond. Such events are very rare (<0.001 events per star per year) and short in duration (~200 ms), so many stars must be monitored at a high readout cadence. TAOS II will operate three 1.3 meter telescopes at the Observatorio Astronómico Nacional at San Pedro Mártir in Baja California, México. With a 2.3 square degree field of view and a high speed camera comprising CMOS imagers, the survey will monitor 10,000 stars simultaneously with all three telescopes at a readout cadence of 20 Hz. Construction of the site began in the fall of 2013 and was completed this summer. Telescope installation began in August 2017. This poster will provide an update on the status of the survey development and the schedule leading to the beginning of survey operations.

  3. E-commerce business in the Chinese Market - A Case Study of Tao Bao

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    Zhang, Qian

    2012-01-01

    Abstract E-commerce in China has become a fast developing business in recent years. Many e-commerce companies have been set up to survive and benefit from the profitable business. Tao Bao, established in 2003, is the one of leading companies in e-commerce business. In the past few years, Tao Bao has become the favorite of the majority of customers in China and grown quickly. The purpose of the study was to make a marketing analysis of Tao Bao and enable the company to get better grow...

  4. TAO/TRITON, RAMA, and PIRATA Buoys, Monthly, 1989-present, Wind Stress

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has monthly Wind Stress data from the TAO/TRITON (Pacific Ocean, https://www.pmel.noaa.gov/gtmba/ ), RAMA (Indian Ocean,...

  5. Prediction of thermal acoustic oscillations (TAOs) in the CLAES solid CO2/neon system

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    Spradley, I. E.; Yuan, S. W. K.

    1991-01-01

    Results are presented of a study initiated to investigate the possibility that the existence of thermal acoustic oscillations (TAOs) in the Cryogenic Limb Atmospheric Etalon Spectrometer (CLAES) neon plumbing system ground configuration could be the cause of higher-than-predicted heat rates measured during thermal ground testing. Tests were conducted between warm boundary temperatures ranging from 40 to 100 K, which simulated the actual test conditions of the CLAES CO2/neon system. TAOs were observed between 6 and 106 Torr, which agreed with the analytical predictions, and verified the possible existence of TAOs in the CLAES system during ground testing. The presence of TAOs was eventually confirmed in the CLAES system during a subsequent thermal test and were determined to have caused the higher heat rates measured during the prior thermal test.

  6. TAO/TRITON, RAMA, and PIRATA Buoys, Daily, 1989-present, Wind Stress

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has daily Wind Stress data from the TAO/TRITON (Pacific Ocean, https://www.pmel.noaa.gov/gtmba/ ), RAMA (Indian Ocean,...

  7. TAO/TRITON, RAMA, and PIRATA Buoys, Quarterly, 20C Isotherm Depth

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has quarterly 20C Isotherm Depth data (the depth at which the ocean temperature is 20C) from the TAO/TRITON (Pacific Ocean,...

  8. TAO/TRITON, RAMA, and PIRATA Buoys, Monthly, 20C Isotherm Depth

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has monthly 20C Isotherm Depth data (the depth at which the ocean temperature is 20C) from the TAO/TRITON (Pacific Ocean,...

  9. The cultural and ecological impacts of aboriginal tourism: a case study on Taiwan's Tao tribe.

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    Liu, Tzu-Ming; Lu, Dau-Jye

    2014-01-01

    We show that tourism activities severely impact the ecology of Orchid Island, its natural resources, and the culture of the Tao tribe. For example, highway widening, in response to the increased traffic volumes caused by tourism, required many Pandanus trees to be cut and removed, which has placed the coconut crabs in danger of extinction. To promote eco-tourism, observation trips to observe Elegant Scops owls and Birdwing butterflies have taken place, which has affected the breeding of these two protected species. The Elegant Scops owls- and Birdwing butterflies-related tourism activities also break the "evil spirits" taboo of the Tao people and have caused the disappearance of the specifications for using traditional natural resources, causing natural ecosystems to face the threat of excessive use. In addition to promoting and advocating aboriginal tourism of the Tao people on Orchid Island, the Taiwanese government should help the Tao people to develop a management model that combines traditional regulations and tourism activities.

  10. 77 FR 31036 - Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Taos Resource Management Plan...

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    2012-05-24

    ...] [FR Doc No: 2012-12680] DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNMF02000 L16100000.DT0000 LXSS026G0000] Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Taos Resource Management... (ROD)/Approved Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the Taos Field Office located in northern New Mexico...

  11. Small Island Tourism Development Plan Implementation: The Case of Koh Tao, Thailand

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    Brian W. Szuster

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available This article examines the implementation of tourism development plans in Thailand, focusing on the island of Koh Tao as a case study. It examines the applicability of plan implementation theory and explores context-specific factors that affect the success of the tourism development planning process. The research describes the history of land use planning on Koh Tao, evaluates the success of plan implementation, and identifies factors affecting planning outcomes. A key finding of this research is that a more sophisticated understanding of local context could provide opportunities for improved planning outcomes in island communities facing rapid tourism-related development.

  12. CAPS markers TAO1 and TG105 in the identification of I2 resistant ...

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    Nigerian Journal of Biotechnology ... The restriction enzymes Fok1 and Hinf1, for TAO1 and TG105 respectively, produced fragments at base pairs indicative of susceptible, homozygous and heterozygous resistant ... Restriction fragments from the two markers indicated that 11 accessions were homozygous resistant to Fol.

  13. CAPS Markers TAO1 and TG105 in the Identification of I2 Resistant ...

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    Prof. Ogunji

    www.ajol.info/index.php/njb/index and www.biotechsocietynigeria.org. 43 ... The restriction enzymes Fok1 and Hinf1, for TAO1 and TG105 .... Restriction enzyme digestion and analysis of amplified products (Staniazsek et al., 2007): PCR.

  14. San Luis Valley - Taos Plateau Landscape-Level Cultural Heritage Values and Risk Assessment

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    Wescott, Konstance L. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Abplanalp, Jennifer M. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Brown, Jeff [Bureau of Land Management, Monte Vista, CO (United States); Cantwell, Brian [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Dicks, Merrill [Bureau of Land Management, Taos, NM (United States); Fredericks, Brian [Bureau of Land Management, Monte Vista, CO (United States); Krall, Angie [US Forest Service, Creede, CO (United States); Rollins, Katherine E. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Sullivan, Robert [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Valdez, Arnie [Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (United States); Verhaaren, Bruce [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Vieira, Joseph [Bureau of Land Management, Monte Vista, CO (United States); Walston, Lee [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Zvolanek, Emily A. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)

    2016-10-01

    The San Luis Valley – Taos Plateau Landscape-Level Cultural Heritage Values and Risk Assessment (hereafter referred to as cultural assessment) is a BLM pilot project designed to see whether the Rapid Ecoregional Assessment (REA) framework (already established and implemented throughout many ecoregions in the West) can be applied to the cultural environment.

  15. Higher Education and Happiness: The Perspectives of the Bible and Tao Te Ching

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    Lee, Jeong-Kyu

    2017-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to discuss the concepts and principles of happiness shown in the Bible and Tao Te Ching for implications in higher education. To review the paper systematically, three research questions are addressed. First, what are happiness concepts and principles in the Bible? Second, what are happiness concepts and principles in…

  16. The TAOS Project Stellar Variability II. Detection of 15 Variable Stars

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    Mondal, S; Lin, C C; Zhang, Z W; Alcock, C; Axelrod, T; Bianco, F B; Byun, Y I; Coehlo, N K; Cook, K H; Dave, R; Kim, D W; King, S K; Lee, T; Lehner, M J; Lin, H C; Marshall, S L; Protopapas, P; Rice, J A; Schwamb, M E; Wang, J H; Wang, S Y; Wen, C Y

    2010-01-28

    The Taiwanese-American Occultation Survey (TAOS) project has collected more than a billion photometric measurements since 2005 January. These sky survey data - covering timescales from a fraction of a second to a few hundred days - are a useful source to study stellar variability. A total of 167 star fields, mostly along the ecliptic plane, have been selected for photometric monitoring with the TAOS telescopes. This paper presents our initial analysis of a search for periodic variable stars from the time-series TAOS data on one particular TAOS field, No. 151 (RA = 17{sup h} 30{sup m} 6.67{sup s}, Dec = 27 degrees, 17 minutes, 30 seconds, J2000), which had been observed over 47 epochs in 2005. A total of 81 candidate variables are identified in the 3 square degree field, with magnitudes in the range 8 < R < 16. On the basis of the periodicity and shape of the lightcurves, 32 variables, 18 of which were previously unknown, are classified as RR Lyrae, Cepheid, {delta} Scuti, SX Phonencis, semi-regular and eclipsing binaries.

  17. Occurrence of Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae in Jin Tao kiwi plants in Italy

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    G.M. Balestra

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available During 2007–2008 bacterial canker caused damage in Jin Tao cv. kiwi (Actinidia chinensis plants grown in northern and central Italy. A bacterial population was repeatedly isolated from these plants. Based on morphological, physiological, biochemical and molecular tests, the causal agent was identified as Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae (epidemiology and control strategies are discussed.

  18. Tao-1 is a negative regulator of microtubule plus-end growth.

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    Liu, Tao; Rohn, Jennifer L; Picone, Remigio; Kunda, Patricia; Baum, Buzz

    2010-08-15

    Microtubule dynamics are dominated by events at microtubule plus ends as they switch between discrete phases of growth and shrinkage. Through their ability to generate force and direct polar cell transport, microtubules help to organise global cell shape and polarity. Conversely, because plus-end binding proteins render the dynamic instability of individual microtubules sensitive to the local intracellular environment, cyto-architecture also affects the overall distribution of microtubules. Despite the importance of plus-end regulation for understanding microtubule cytoskeletal organisation and dynamics, little is known about the signalling mechanisms that trigger changes in their behaviour in space and time. Here, we identify a microtubule-associated kinase, Drosophila Tao-1, as an important regulator of microtubule stability, plus-end dynamics and cell shape. Active Tao-1 kinase leads to the destabilisation of microtubules. Conversely, when Tao-1 function is compromised, rates of cortical-induced microtubule catastrophe are reduced and microtubules contacting the actin cortex continue to elongate, leading to the formation of long microtubule-based protrusions. These data reveal a role for Tao-1 in controlling the dynamic interplay between microtubule plus ends and the actin cortex in the regulation of cell form.

  19. Physical and meteorological data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the tropical Pacific Ocean

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) Array of 55 moored buoys spans the tropical Pacific from longitudes 165°E to 95°W between latitudes of approximately 8°S and...

  20. Navy John Lewis (TAO 205) Class Oiler Shipbuilding Program: Background and Issues for Congress

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    fixed price incentive block buy contract for the first six TAO-205s to GD/NASSCO, and the contract for LHA-8 to HII/Ingalls. The Navy was granted... average of about $45 million, compared to costs under the standard or default DOD approach of annual contracting. Issues for Congress for FY2017...years; the first ship in the class will reach that age in 2021. The ships are about 677 feet long and have a full load displacement of

  1. A new species of Chucallis Tao (Hemiptera, Aphididae, Calaphidinae) from China

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    Li-Yun Jiang; Jing Chen; Ge-Xia Qiao

    2011-01-01

    A new species in the aphid genus Chucallis Tao, Chucallis latusigladius Qiao, Jiang & Chen, sp. n. feeding on a species of bamboo, Indocalamus tessellatus (Munro) Keng f., is described. It differs from the only other known species in the genus byremarkably large marginal processes on abdominal tergite IV. A key to species, morphological descriptions, distributional data and host plant information are provided. The type specimens studied are deposited in the National Zoological Museum of C...

  2. Partial pressure (or fugacity) of carbon dioxide, salinity and other variables collected from time series observations using Bubble type equilibrator for autonomous carbon dioxide (CO2) measurement, Carbon dioxide (CO2) gas analyzer and other instruments from MOORING TAO125W and MOORING_TAO125W_0 in the South Pacific Ocean from 2004-05-08 to 2012-05-25 (NODC Accession 0100076)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — NCEI Accession 0100076 includes chemical, meteorological, physical and time series data collected from MOORING TAO125W and MOORING_TAO125W_0 in the South Pacific...

  3. Partial pressure (or fugacity) of carbon dioxide, salinity and other variables collected from time series observations using Bubble type equilibrator for autonomous carbon dioxide (CO2) measurement, Carbon dioxide (CO2) gas analyzer and other instruments from MOORING TAO140W and MOORING_TAO140W_0N in the North Pacific Ocean and South Pacific Ocean from 2004-05-23 to 2013-07-02 (NODC Accession 0100077)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — NCEI Accession 0100077 includes chemical, meteorological, physical and time series data collected from MOORING TAO140W and MOORING_TAO140W_0N in the North Pacific...

  4. Partial pressure (or fugacity) of carbon dioxide, salinity and other variables collected from time series observations using Bubble type equilibrator for autonomous carbon dioxide (CO2) measurement, Carbon dioxide (CO2) gas analyzer and other instruments from MOORING TAO170W and TAO170W0N in the South Pacific Ocean from 2005-07-04 to 2011-02-04 (NODC Accession 0100078)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — NCEI Accession 0100078 includes chemical, meteorological, physical and time series data collected from MOORING TAO170W and TAO170W0N in the South Pacific Ocean from...

  5. Partial pressure (or fugacity) of carbon dioxide, salinity and other variables collected from time series observations using Bubble type equilibrator for autonomous carbon dioxide (CO2) measurement, Carbon dioxide (CO2) gas analyzer and other instruments from MOORING TAO155W and MOORING_TAO155W in the North Pacific Ocean and South Pacific Ocean from 1997-11-14 to 2012-06-11 (NODC Accession 0100084)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — NCEI Accession 0100084 includes chemical, meteorological, physical and time series data collected from MOORING TAO155W and MOORING_TAO155W in the North Pacific Ocean...

  6. Partial pressure (or fugacity) of carbon dioxide, salinity and other variables collected from time series observations using Bubble type equilibrator for autonomous carbon dioxide (CO2) measurement, Carbon dioxide (CO2) gas analyzer and other instruments from MOORING_TAO110W and MOORING_TAO110W0N in the North Pacific Ocean from 2009-09-19 to 2013-09-25 (NODC Accession 0112885)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — NCEI Accession 0112885 includes chemical, meteorological, physical and time series data collected from MOORING_TAO110W and MOORING_TAO110W0N in the North Pacific...

  7. Partial pressure (or fugacity) of carbon dioxide, salinity and other variables collected from time series observations using Bubble type equilibrator for autonomous carbon dioxide (CO2) measurement, Carbon dioxide (CO2) gas analyzer and other instruments from TAO165E8S and TAO165E_8S in the South Pacific Ocean from 2009-06-22 to 2011-11-15 (NODC Accession 0117073)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — NCEI Accession 0117073 includes chemical, meteorological, physical and time series data collected from TAO165E8S and TAO165E_8S in the South Pacific Ocean from...

  8. UPLC-QTOF-MS with chemical profiling approach for rapidly evaluating chemical consistency between traditional and dispensing granule decoctions of Tao-Hong-Si-Wu decoction

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    Shang Erxin

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background In the present study, chemical consistency between traditional and dispensing granule decoctions of Tao-Hong-Si-Wu decoction was rapidly evaluated by UPLC-QTOF-MS coupled with the MarkerLynx software. Two different kinds of decoctions, namely traditional decoction: water extract of mixed six constituent herbs of Tao-Hong-Si-Wu decoction, and dispensing granules decoction: mixed water extract of each individual herbs of Tao-Hong-Si-Wu decoction, were prepared. Results Chemical difference was found between traditional and dispensing granule decoctions, and albiflorin, paeoniflorin, gallic acid, amygdalin, and hydroxysafflor yellow A were identified as the significantly changed components during decocting Tao-Hong-Si-Wu decoction. All the peaks of mass spectrum from Tao-Hong-Si-Wu decoction and each herb were extracted and integration by using QuanLynx™. And the optimized data was used for linear regression analysis. The contribution of each herb in Tao-Hong-Si-Wu decoction, and the optimal compatibility proportion of dispensing granule decoction were derived from the linear regression equation. Conclusions The optimal dosage proportionality of Tao-Hong-Si-Wu dispensing granule decoction was obtained as 2.5:0.2:1:0.5:0.6:0.1 (DG : CX : BS : SD : TR : HH, which guided better clinic application of Tao-Hong-Si-Wu decoction as dispensing granule decoctions usage, and it also provided some experimental data to reveal the compatibility rule of the relative TCM formulae.

  9. Parameters for binary TNOs which could be detected by TAOS-II

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    Castro Chacón, Joel; Reyes-Ruiz, Mauricio; Bosco Hernández-Águila, Joannes; Lehner, Matthew; Hernández, Benjamín; Sanchez, Edilberto; Silva, J. S.; Garcia-Díaz, Teresa; Alcock, Charles; Wang, Shiang-Yu; Chu, You-Hua; Chen, Wen-Ping; Alvarez, Fernando; Figueroa, Liliana; Geary, John C.; Huang, Chung-Kai; Cook, Kem H.; Norton, Timothy; Szentgyorgyi, Andrew; Yen, Wei-Ling; Zhang, Zhi-Wei; TAOS-II

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    The main goal of the TAOS-II project is to characterize the population of small TNOs by means of detecting serendipitous stellar occultations. The result of an occultation event is a particular feature in the observed light curves resulting from the sampling of the diffraction profile. This diffraction profile contains information about the shape of the occulting object, which can, in principle, also be used to determine if it is a member of a binary system. The combination of physical parameters for binary objects and the capabilities of TAOS-II constrain the properties of the objects that can be detected. In this work we discuss under what conditions and physical parameters, a binary object can be detected by TAOS-II. In order to detect a binary TNO, the following conditions must be met: in first place, the size of the TNO must be big enough to be discriminated in shape and small enough to produce a diffraction pattern that fits into the reading area for just one background star. Secondly, the combination of object size and distance to the Sun have to be such that, diffraction and silhouette contribute to the light curve. The size of a binary object, in terms of detectability, depends on the mass of the system, angular speed and alignment in the moment of detection. Considering these physical parameters and detectability conditions we calculated the corresponding diffraction profiles and compared them with single object profiles. The methodology includes the computation of 2D diffraction patterns by solving the diffraction integral, for possible binary TNOs.

  10. Taos Plateau Volcanic Project: A Vehicle for Integration of Concepts in Igneous Petrology

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    Henry, D.; Dutrow, B.

    2003-12-01

    Integrating concepts of igneous petrology is generally a challenge, but can be effective in the context of a project based on actual field, geochemical and geochronological data. The final lab project in the igneous portion of petrology involves a series of volcanic and associated rock samples that were collected from the Taos Plateau Volcanic Field, New Mexico, USA. Samples were collected over an area of several tens of km2 throughout the Plateau and represent a spatially and temporally correlated rock suite related to continental rifting. Rift-related magmatism encompasses much of the diversity of terrestrial magma types. Compositions of mafic magmas range from tholeiite to some of the most silica-undersaturated magmas found on the continents. Large effusive eruptions from fissures are typical of some rifts, whereas others may be dominated by central vent cones or even silicic caldera complexes. The injection of mantle-derived magma in extending crust may have a profound effect on the rheology of the crust and, therefore, the style of deformation associated with extension. Most of these aspects of rift volcanism and a wide range of mafic to silicic magma compositions are represented in the Rio Grande rift and the volcanic rocks of the Taos Plateau. In addition, much published data exists for whole rock and trace element geochemistry as well as geochronology. Rock samples and associated information are presented so that the student must integrate multiple lines of evidence, petrographic, petrologic, geochemical and geochronological data in a geospatial framework, to establish a geologic history of the region. The student must also draw on skills learned in mineralogy and structural geology furthering core geoscience education. Subsequent to the petrology course, the students visit the Taos Plateau Volcanic Field during their required field camp, thus reinforcing the linkage between the classroom setting and geologic reality.

  11. La Collection de peintures liturgiques taoïstes du professeur Li Yuanguo à Chengdu

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    Durand-Dastès, Vincent; Riboud, Pénélope

    2015-01-01

    Billet publié sur le carnet de recherche de l'équipe ASIEs; This short note describes the collection of ritual paintings used by Daoist ritual masters (fashi 法師) from Sichuan province gathered by professor Li Yuanguo 李遠國 of the Sichuan Academy of social sciences since the 1980's.; Présentation illustrée de la collection de peintures à usage liturgique ayant appartenu à des maîtres de rituels (fashi 法師) taoïstes sichuanais, rassemblée par le professeur Li Yuanguo 李遠國 de l’Académie des sciences...

  12. The effect of different oxygen exchange layers on TaO x based RRAM devices

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    Alamgir, Zahiruddin; Holt, Joshua; Beckmann, Karsten; Cady, Nathaniel C.

    2018-01-01

    In this work, we investigated the effect of the oxygen exchange layer (OEL) on the resistive switching properties of TaO x based memory cells. It was found that the forming voltage, SET-RESET voltage, R off, R on and retention properties are strongly correlated with the oxygen scavenging ability of the OEL, and the resulting oxygen vacancy formation ability of this layer. Higher forming voltage was observed for OELs having lower electronegativity/lower Gibbs free energy for oxide formation, and devices fabricated with these OELs exhibited an increased memory window, when using similar SET-RESET voltage range.

  13. Mestres do Tao: tradição, experiência e etnografia

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    Full Text Available Neste artigo analiso a dimensão performática constitutiva da transmissão da tradição em uma linhagem taoísta no Brasil, partindo de uma perspectiva baseada na antropologia da experiência. A idéia de conhecimento no taoísmo baseia-se em uma noção pragmática: conhece-se por experiência pessoal corporificada o legado da tradição. A possibilidade de conhecer está fundada em uma relação pessoal entre mestre e aprendiz, inserida em uma cadeia dialógica e genealógica.In this article I analyse the performative dimension that constitutes the transmission of tradition in taoist lineage located in Brazil, from the perspective of the anthropology of experience. The idea of knowing in taoism is based on a practical notion: one knows the legacy of tradition through personal embodied experience. The very possibility of knowing is based upon a personal relation between master and apprentice, inserted on a dialogical and genealogical.

  14. STUDY OF THE SUBSTRUCTURE OF THE MORGAGNI AND BRUNESCENS CATARACT WITH THE TAO NONCOATING TECHNIQUE .1. MORGAGNI CATARACT

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    JONGEBLOED, WL; KALICHARAN, D; LOS, LI; WORST, JGF

    1992-01-01

    Lens tissue from a Morgagni cataract was examined by SEM and TEM. For SEM, after prefixation with glutaraldehyde and postfixation with the tannic acid/arginine/OsO4 non-coating (TAO) technique, and for TEM, after prefixation with glutaraldehyde, postfixation with OsO4/K4Fe(CN)6 and poststaining with

  15. Bridging East and West--Or, a Bridge Too Far? Paulo Freire and the "Tao Te Ching"

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    Roberts, Peter

    2012-01-01

    This article considers key differences and similarities between Freirean and Taoist ideals. I limit my focus to the "Tao Te Ching" (attributed to Lao Tzu), paying brief attention to the origins of this classic work of Chinese philosophy before concentrating on several themes of relevance to Freire's work. An essay by James Fraser (1997), who makes…

  16. Prey selection of corallivorous muricids at Koh Tao (Gulf of Thailand) four years after a major coral bleaching event

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    Moerland, M.S.; Scott, C.M.; Hoeksema, B.W.

    2016-01-01

    Corallivorous Drupella (Muricidae) snails at Koh Tao are reported to have extended their range of prey species following a major coral bleaching event in 2010. Populations of their preferred Acropora prey had locally diminished in both size and abundance, and the snails had introduced free-living

  17. Pressure and disenchantment in physicians-Part II: Lessons for physicians from the Tao Te Ching.

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    Cockerell, Clay J

    Physicians are faced with many stressors today that place them at risk of disenchantment, depression, and "burnout." Although this is costly to the individual physician, it is equally costly to society because physician stress can lead to exercise of poor judgment and medical errors. It also threatens to exacerbate physician shortages, as more physicians opt to retire or, in some cases, change careers altogether. In this essay, suggestions are made as to how to deal with these stressors that, if used, can ameliorate them at least to some degree. A Chinese spiritual text, the Tao Te Ching, will be explored in depth as yet another tool that physicians can use as a guide for living with less stress. © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  18. Transtibial Amputation Outcomes Study (TAOS): Comparing Transtibial Amputation With and Without a Tibiofibular Synostosis (Ertl) Procedure.

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    Bosse, Michael J; Morshed, Saam; Reider, Lisa; Ertl, William; Toledano, James; Firoozabadi, Reeza; Seymour, Rachel B; Carroll, Eben; Scharfstein, Daniel O; Steverson, Barbara; MacKenzie, Ellen J

    2017-04-01

    The optimal technique for a transtibial amputation in a young, active, and healthy patient is controversial. Proponents of the Ertl procedure (in which the cut ends of the tibia and fibula are joined with a bone bridge synostosis) argue that the residual limb is more stable which confers better prosthetic fit and improved function especially among high-performing individuals. At the same time, the Ertl procedure is associated with longer operative and healing time and may be associated with a higher complication rate compared with the standard Burgess procedure. The TAOS is a prospective, multicenter randomized trial comparing 18-month outcomes after transtibial amputation using the Ertl versus Burgess approach among adults aged 18 to 60. The primary outcomes include surgical treatment for a complication and patient-reported function. Secondary outcomes include physical impairment, pain, and treatment cost.

  19. Physical and meteorological delayed-mode full-resolution data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the Equatorial Pacific

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array of moored buoys spans the tropical Pacific. Moorings within the array measure surface meteorological and upper-ocean...

  20. A new synthesis route of perovskite-related Sr2TaO3N oxynitride via Sr2Ta6O10.188

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    Sarda, Narendra G.; Hayashi, Takanori; Takeuchi, Yuta; Harada, Kyosuke; Murai, Kei-Ichiro; Moriga, Toshihiro

    2016-12-01

    Formation process of the new layered perovskite Sr2TaO3N oxynitride having a K2NiF4-type structure from oxide precursor of Sr6Ta2O10.188 was examined under an ammonia flow. Using the oxide precursor, it is possible to make a Sr2TaO3N phase within a shorter period of the nitridation than the previous paper reported by Marchant et al. (J. Solid State Chem., 146: 390-393(1999)). Excess amount of strontium deviated from the stoichiometric composition of Sr/Ta=2 also seemed to promote the formation of Sr2TaO3N under the ammonia flow. The synthesized Sr2TaO3N after two cycles of 24h-nitridation of the oxide precursors showed brighter reddish-orange color than SrTaO2N.

  1. LG based decision aid for naval tactical action officer's (TAO) workstation

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    Stilman, Boris; Yakhnis, Vladimir; Umanskiy, Oleg; Boyd, Ron

    2005-05-01

    In the increasingly NetCentric battlespace of the 21st century, Stilman Advanced Strategies Linguistic Geometry software has the potential to revolutionize the way that the Navy fights in two key areas: as a Tactical Decision Aid and for creating a relevant Common Operating Picture. Incorporating STILMAN's software into a prototype Tactical Action Officers (TAO) workstation as a Tactical Decision Aid (TDA) will allow warfighters to manage their assets more intelligently and effectively. This prototype workstation will be developed using human-centered design principles and will be an open, component-based architecture for combat control systems for future small surface combatants. It will integrate both uninhabited vehicles and onboard sensors and weapon systems across a squadron of small surface combatants. In addition, the hypergame representation of complex operations provides a paradigm for the presentation of a common operating picture to operators and personnel throughout the command hierarchy. In the hypergame technology there are game levels that span the range from the tactical to the global strategy level, with each level informing the others. This same principle will be applied to presenting the relevant common operating picture to operators. Each operator will receive a common operating picture that is appropriate for their level in the command hierarchy. The area covered by this operating picture and the level of detail contained within it will be dependent upon the specific tasks the operator is performing (supervisory vice tactical control) and the level of the operator (or command personnel) within the command hierarchy. Each level will inform the others to keep the picture concurrent and up-to-date.

  2. Arsenic Removal from Drinking Water by Adsorptive Media - U.S. EPA Demonstration Project at Taos, NM, Final Performance Evaluation Report

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    This report documents the activities performed and the results obtained for the EPA arsenic removal technology demonstration project at the Town of Taos in New Mexico. The main objective of the project was to evaluate the effectiveness of Severn Trent Services’ (STS) SORB 33™ ad...

  3. Physical and meteorological data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the tropical Pacific Ocean during February 2015 (NODC Accession 0127321)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) Array of 55 moored buoys spans the tropical Pacific from longitudes 165°E to 95°W between latitudes of approximately 8°S and...

  4. Physical and meteorological data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the tropical Pacific Ocean during March 2011 (NODC Accession 0092276)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) Array of 55 moored buoys spans the tropical Pacific from longitudes 165°E to 95°W between latitudes of approximately 8°S and...

  5. Physical and meteorological data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the tropical Pacific Ocean during March 2012 (NODC Accession 0092288)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) Array of 55 moored buoys spans the tropical Pacific from longitudes 165°E to 95°W between latitudes of approximately 8°S and...

  6. Physical and meteorological data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the tropical Pacific Ocean during December 2013 (NODC Accession 0116306)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) Array of 55 moored buoys spans the tropical Pacific from longitudes 165°E to 95°W between latitudes of approximately 8°S and...

  7. Physical and meteorological data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the tropical Pacific Ocean during July 2013 (NODC Accession 0110023)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) Array of 55 moored buoys spans the tropical Pacific from longitudes 165°E to 95°W between latitudes of approximately 8°S and...

  8. Physical and meteorological data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the tropical Pacific Ocean during November 2012 (NODC Accession 0100009)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) Array of 55 moored buoys spans the tropical Pacific from longitudes 165°E to 95°W between latitudes of approximately 8°S and...

  9. Physical and meteorological data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the tropical Pacific Ocean during July 2011 (NODC Accession 0092280)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) Array of 55 moored buoys spans the tropical Pacific from longitudes 165°E to 95°W between latitudes of approximately 8°S and...

  10. Physical and meteorological data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the tropical Pacific Ocean during August 2011 (NODC Accession 0092281)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) Array of 55 moored buoys spans the tropical Pacific from longitudes 165°E to 95°W between latitudes of approximately 8°S and...

  11. Physical and meteorological data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the tropical Pacific Ocean during July 2012 (NODC Accession 0093394)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) Array of 55 moored buoys spans the tropical Pacific from longitudes 165°E to 95°W between latitudes of approximately 8°S and...

  12. Physical and meteorological data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the tropical Pacific Ocean during December 2012 (NODC Accession 0101141)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) Array of 55 moored buoys spans the tropical Pacific from longitudes 165°E to 95°W between latitudes of approximately 8°S and...

  13. Physical and meteorological data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the tropical Pacific Ocean during March 2013 (NODC Accession 0104399)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) Array of 55 moored buoys spans the tropical Pacific from longitudes 165°E to 95°W between latitudes of approximately 8°S and...

  14. Physical and meteorological data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the tropical Pacific Ocean during August 2013 (NODC Accession 0112759)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) Array of 55 moored buoys spans the tropical Pacific from longitudes 165°E to 95°W between latitudes of approximately 8°S and...

  15. Physical and meteorological data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the tropical Pacific Ocean during April 2012 (NODC Accession 0092289)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) Array of 55 moored buoys spans the tropical Pacific from longitudes 165°E to 95°W between latitudes of approximately 8°S and...

  16. Physical and meteorological data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the tropical Pacific Ocean during January 2013 (NODC Accession 0101901)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) Array of 55 moored buoys spans the tropical Pacific from longitudes 165°E to 95°W between latitudes of approximately 8°S and...

  17. Physical and meteorological data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the tropical Pacific Ocean during January 2014 (NODC Accession 0115701)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) Array of 55 moored buoys spans the tropical Pacific from longitudes 165°E to 95°W between latitudes of approximately 8°S and...

  18. Physical and meteorological data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the tropical Pacific Ocean during May 2013 (NODC Accession 0108125)

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  19. Physical and meteorological data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the tropical Pacific Ocean during September 2013 (NODC Accession 0114237)

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  20. Physical and meteorological data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the tropical Pacific Ocean during April 2014 (NODC Accession 0118448)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) Array of 55 moored buoys spans the tropical Pacific from longitudes 165°E to 95°W between latitudes of approximately 8°S and...

  1. Physical and meteorological data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the tropical Pacific Ocean during September 2011 (NODC Accession 0092282)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) Array of 55 moored buoys spans the tropical Pacific from longitudes 165°E to 95°W between latitudes of approximately 8°S and...

  2. Physical and meteorological data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the tropical Pacific Ocean during May 2011 (NODC Accession 0092278)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) Array of 55 moored buoys spans the tropical Pacific from longitudes 165°E to 95°W between latitudes of approximately 8°S and...

  3. Physical and meteorological data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the tropical Pacific Ocean during November 2011 (NODC Accession 0092284)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) Array of 55 moored buoys spans the tropical Pacific from longitudes 165°E to 95°W between latitudes of approximately 8°S and...

  4. Physical and meteorological data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the tropical Pacific Ocean during November 2013 (NODC Accession 0114994)

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  5. Physical and meteorological data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the tropical Pacific Ocean during October 2011 (NODC Accession 0092283)

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  6. Physical and meteorological data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the tropical Pacific Ocean during April 2013 (NODC Accession 0105758)

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  7. Physical and meteorological data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the tropical Pacific Ocean during September 2012 (NODC Accession 0098162)

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  8. Physical and meteorological data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the tropical Pacific Ocean during January 2012 (NODC Accession 0092286)

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  9. Physical and meteorological data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the tropical Pacific Ocean during February 2014 (NODC Accession 0117433)

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  10. Physical and meteorological data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the tropical Pacific Ocean during October 2012 (NODC Accession 0099239)

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  11. Physical and meteorological data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the tropical Pacific Ocean during May 2012 (NODC Accession 0092290)

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  12. Physical and meteorological data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the tropical Pacific Ocean during February 2011 (NODC Accession 0092238)

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  13. Physical and meteorological data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the tropical Pacific Ocean during December 2011 (NODC Accession 0092285)

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  14. Physical and meteorological data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the tropical Pacific Ocean during March 2014 (NODC Accession 0118351)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) Array of 55 moored buoys spans the tropical Pacific from longitudes 165°E to 95°W between latitudes of approximately 8°S and...

  15. Physical and meteorological data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the tropical Pacific Ocean during February 2013 (NODC Accession 0101902)

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  16. Physical and meteorological data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the tropical Pacific Ocean during April 2011 (NODC Accession 0092277)

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  17. Physical and meteorological data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the tropical Pacific Ocean during June 2013 (NODC Accession 0111754)

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  18. Physical and meteorological data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the tropical Pacific Ocean during October 2013 (NODC Accession 0114238)

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  19. Physical and meteorological data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the tropical Pacific Ocean during June 2011 (NODC Accession 0092279)

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  20. Physical and meteorological data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the tropical Pacific Ocean during January 2011 (NODC Accession 0092237)

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  1. Physical and meteorological data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the tropical Pacific Ocean during August 2012 (NODC Accession 0094858)

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  2. Physical and meteorological data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the tropical Pacific Ocean during June 2012 (NODC Accession 0092481)

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  3. Physical and meteorological data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the tropical Pacific Ocean during November 2014 (NODC Accession 0123641)

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  4. Physical and meteorological data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the tropical Pacific Ocean during May 2014 (NODC Accession 0121263)

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  5. Physical and meteorological data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the tropical Pacific Ocean during January 2015 (NODC Accession 0125688)

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  6. Physical and meteorological data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the tropical Pacific Ocean during October 2014 (NODC Accession 0123218)

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  7. Physical and meteorological data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the tropical Pacific Ocean during December 2014 (NODC Accession 0125593)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) Array of 55 moored buoys spans the tropical Pacific from longitudes 165°E to 95°W between latitudes of approximately 8°S and...

  8. Physical and meteorological data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the tropical Pacific Ocean during August 2014 (NODC Accession 0121631)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) Array of 55 moored buoys spans the tropical Pacific from longitudes 165°E to 95°W between latitudes of approximately 8°S and...

  9. Physical and meteorological data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the tropical Pacific Ocean during June 2014 (NODC Accession 0121264)

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  10. Physical and meteorological data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the tropical Pacific Ocean during March 2015 (NCEI Accession 0128050)

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  11. Physical and meteorological data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the tropical Pacific Ocean during July 2014 (NODC Accession 0121265)

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  12. Physical and meteorological data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the tropical Pacific Ocean during September 2014 (NODC Accession 0122514)

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  13. Physical and meteorological data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the tropical Pacific Ocean during February 2012 (NODC Accession 0092287)

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  14. Enhanced 77 K vortex-pinning in Y Ba2Cu3O7−x films with Ba2Y TaO6 and mixed Ba2Y TaO6 + Ba2Y NbO6 nano-columnar inclusions with irreversibility field to 11 T

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    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Pulsed laser deposited thin Y Ba2Cu3O7−x (YBCO films with pinning additions of 5 at. % Ba2Y TaO6 (BYTO were compared to films with 2.5 at. % Ba2Y TaO6 + 2.5 at. % Ba2Y NbO6 (BYNTO additions. Excellent magnetic flux-pinning at 77 K was obtained with remarkably high irreversibility fields greater than 10 T (YBCO-BYTO and 11 T (YBCO-BYNTO, representing the highest ever achieved values in YBCO films.

  15. Dietary shift in corallivorous Drupella snails following a major bleaching event at Koh Tao, Gulf of Thailand

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    Hoeksema, B. W.; Scott, C.; True, J. D.

    2013-06-01

    The island Koh Tao in the western Gulf of Thailand suffered severe coral bleaching in 2010. Its mushroom coral fauna of 20 species was surveyed during the bleaching in 2010 and after the bleaching in 2011. Multi-species assemblages of free-living mushroom corals occurred around the island, two of which were invaded by corallivorous Drupella snails after the bleaching. Previously these gastropods were known to mainly consume branching corals and hardly any mushroom corals. The snails were found preying on four fungiid species, three of which were susceptible to bleaching. The dietary shift became apparent after populations of preferred prey species (Acroporidae and Pocilloporidae) had died during the bleaching event. It seems that bleaching mortality reduced the availability of preferred prey, causing the corallivores to switch to less preferred species that occur in dense aggregations.

  16. Physical profile and meteorological data from CTD casts during cruises to service the TAO/TRITON buoys in the equatorial Pacific from 02 March 2002 to 22 November 2002 (NODC Accession 0000945)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Physical profile data and meteorological data were collected from CTD casts in the equatorial Pacific Ocean during cruises to to service the TAO/TRITON buoy array....

  17. Physical and meteorological delayed-mode full-resolution data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the Equatorial Pacific from 1997-02-16 to 1998-07-22 (NODC Accession 0124311)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array of moored buoys spans the tropical Pacific. Moorings within the array measure surface meteorological and upper-ocean...

  18. Physical and meteorological delayed-mode full-resolution data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the Equatorial Pacific from 2004-04-01 to 2005-12-09 (NODC Accession 0125927)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array of moored buoys spans the tropical Pacific. Moorings within the array measure surface meteorological and upper-ocean...

  19. Physical and meteorological delayed-mode full-resolution data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the Equatorial Pacific from 2005-02-25 to 2007-01-31 (NODC Accession 0125934)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array of moored buoys spans the tropical Pacific. Moorings within the array measure surface meteorological and upper-ocean...

  20. Physical and meteorological delayed-mode full-resolution data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the Equatorial Pacific from 2010-01-11 to 2011-11-24 (NODC Accession 0125954)

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  1. Physical and meteorological delayed-mode full-resolution data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the Equatorial Pacific from 2009-01-01 to 2010-12-10 (NODC Accession 0125953)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array of moored buoys spans the tropical Pacific. Moorings within the array measure surface meteorological and upper-ocean...

  2. Physical and meteorological delayed-mode full-resolution data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the Equatorial Pacific from 2003-01-13 to 2004-12-06 (NODC Accession 0125925)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array of moored buoys spans the tropical Pacific. Moorings within the array measure surface meteorological and upper-ocean...

  3. Physical and meteorological delayed-mode full-resolution data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the Equatorial Pacific from 2000-02-10 to 2001-10-16 (NODC Accession 0125922)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array of moored buoys spans the tropical Pacific. Moorings within the array measure surface meteorological and upper-ocean...

  4. Physical and meteorological delayed-mode full-resolution data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the Equatorial Pacific from 2007-04-07 to 2009-06-18 (NODC Accession 0125951)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array of moored buoys spans the tropical Pacific. Moorings within the array measure surface meteorological and upper-ocean...

  5. Physical and meteorological delayed-mode full-resolution data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the Equatorial Pacific from 1996-05-13 to 1997-05-26 (NODC Accession 0124309)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array of moored buoys spans the tropical Pacific. Moorings within the array measure surface meteorological and upper-ocean...

  6. Physical and meteorological delayed-mode full-resolution data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the Equatorial Pacific from 2001-01-21 to 2003-06-20 (NODC Accession 0125923)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array of moored buoys spans the tropical Pacific. Moorings within the array measure surface meteorological and upper-ocean...

  7. Physical and meteorological delayed-mode full-resolution data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the Equatorial Pacific from 2008-01-02 to 2010-04-18 (NODC Accession 0125952)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array of moored buoys spans the tropical Pacific. Moorings within the array measure surface meteorological and upper-ocean...

  8. Physical and meteorological delayed-mode full-resolution data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the Equatorial Pacific from 1998-01-04 to 1999-08-07 (NODC Accession 0124315)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array of moored buoys spans the tropical Pacific. Moorings within the array measure surface meteorological and upper-ocean...

  9. Physical and meteorological delayed-mode full-resolution data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the Equatorial Pacific from 2002-03-10 to 2003-12-02 (NODC Accession 0125924)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array of moored buoys spans the tropical Pacific. Moorings within the array measure surface meteorological and upper-ocean...

  10. Physical and meteorological delayed-mode full-resolution data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the Equatorial Pacific from 2011-01-24 to 2013-10-03 (NODC Accession 0125955)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array of moored buoys spans the tropical Pacific. Moorings within the array measure surface meteorological and upper-ocean...

  11. Physical profile data collected in the Equatorial Pacific during cruises to service the TAO array, a network of deep ocean moored buoys, from 2007-04-07 to the present

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — As part of the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) Program, the National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) was responsible for the at-sea collection, quality control and...

  12. Origin of stratiform sediment-hosted manganese carbonate ore deposits: Examples from Molango, Mexico, and TaoJiang, China

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    Okita, P.M.; Shanks, Wayne C.

    1992-01-01

    Carbonate and sulfide minerals from the Molango, Mexico, and TaoJiang, China, Mn deposits display similar and distinctive ??34S and ??13C patterns in intervals of manganese carbonate mineralization. ??13C-values for Mn-bearing carbonate range from -17.8 to +0.5??? (PDB), with the most negative values occurring in high-grade ore zones that are composed predominantly of rhodochrosite. In contrast, calcite from below, within and above Mn-carbonate zones at Molango has ??13C???0??? (PDB). Markedly negative ??13C data indicate that a large proportion of the carbon in Mn-carbonates was derived from organic matter oxidation. Diagenetic reactions using MnO2 and SO2-4 to oxidize sedimentary organic matter were the principle causes of such 12C enrichment. Pyrite content and sulfide ?? 34S-values also show distinctive variations. In unmineralized rocks, very negative ??34S-values (avg. < -21??? CDT) and abundant pyrite content suggest that pyrite formed from diagenetic, bacteriogenic sulfate reduction. In contrast, Mn-bearing horizons typically contain only trace amounts of pyrite (e.g., <0.5 wt% S with ??34S-values 34S-enriched, in some cases to nearly the value for contemporaneous seawater. 34S-enriched pyrite from the Mn-carbonate intervals indicates sulfide precipitation in an environment that underwent extensive SO2-4 reduction, and was largely a closed system with regard to exchange of sulfate and dissolved sulfide with normal seawater. The occasional occurrence of 34S-depleted pyrite within Mn-carbonate zones dominated by 34S-enriched pyrite is evidence that closed-system conditions were intermittent and limited to local pore waters and did not involve entire sedimentary basins. Mn-carbonate precipitation may have occluded porosity in the surficial sediments, thus establishing an effective barrier to SO2-4 exchange with overlying seawater. Similar isotopic and mineralogic characteristics from both the Molango and TaoJiang deposits, widely separated in geologic time and

  13. Os mentores intelectuais do confucionismo, do taoísmo e do hinduísmo na perspectiva weberiana

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    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available Resumo Analisaremos os literati confucionistas e taoístas (intelectuais chineses e os mestres brahmanas (intelectuais indianos, apresentados por Max Weber, no intuito de apreendermos as imagens de mundo religiosas nos "jardins intelectuais e encantados" da China e da Índia. Para tanto, temos como base as duas primeiras monografias que fazem parte da obra Gesammelte Aufsätse zur Religionssoziologie (Ensaios sobre sociologia da religião a propósito das religiões chinesas e indianas, as quais foram as primeiras a serem lançadas na série de sociologia comparativa das religiões mundiais de Weber. Verificamos que os intelectuais chineses contribuem para a preservação e continuidade de sua civilização, fortalecendo suas alianças com o Estado, enquanto os intelectuais indianos, na condição de agentes puramente religiosos, participam significativamente da integração cultural de seu país, preservando sua própria autonomia social. Palavras-chave: Confucionismo; Taoísmo; Hinduísmo; Intelectuais; Max Weber.Abstract This article analyzes the Confucian and Taoist literati (Chinese intellectuals and Brahmin masters (Indian intellectuals presented by Max Weber, in order to apprehend religious world images in the “enchanted intellectual gardens” of China and India. For such, the first two monographs which are part of the work entitled Gesammelte Aufsätse zur Religionssoziologie (Essays on the sociology of religion are considered in what concerns the Chinese and Indian religions, which were the first to be published in Weber’s world religions comparative sociology series. It was verified that Chinese intellectuals contribute to the preservation and continuity of their civilization, strengthening their alliances with the State, whereas Indian intellectuals, as purely religious agents, significantly take part in the process of the country’s cultural integration, preserving their own social autonomy. Key words: Confucianism; Taoism

  14. A musculoskeletal model of low grade connective tissue inflammation in patients with thyroid associated ophthalmopathy (TAO): the WOMED concept of lateral tension and its general implications in disease

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    Moncayo, Roy; Moncayo, Helga

    2007-01-01

    Background Low level connective tissue inflammation has been proposed to play a role in thyroid associated ophthalmopathy (TAO). The aim of this study was to investigate this postulate by a musculoskeletal approach together with biochemical parameters. Methods 13 patients with TAO and 16 controls were examined. Erythrocyte levels of Zn, Cu, Ca2+, Mg, and Fe were determined. The musculoskeletal evaluation included observational data on body posture with emphasis on the orbit-head region. The angular foot position in the frontal plane was quantified following gait observation. The axial orientation of the legs and feet was evaluated in an unloaded supine position. Functional propioceptive tests based on stretch stimuli were done by using foot inversion and foot rotation. Results Alterations in the control group included neck tilt in 3 cases, asymmetrical foot angle during gait in 2, and a reaction to foot inversion in 5 cases. TAO patients presented facial asymmetry with displaced eye fissure inclination (mean 9.1°) as well as tilted head-on-neck position (mean 5.7°). A further asymmetry feature was external rotation of the legs and feet (mean 27°). Both foot inversion as well as foot rotation induced a condition of neuromuscular deficit. This condition could be regulated by gentle acupressure either on the lateral abdomen or the lateral ankle at the acupuncture points gall bladder 26 or bladder 62, respectively. In 5 patients, foot rotation produced a phenomenon of moving toes in the contra lateral foot. In addition foot rotation was accompanied by an audible tendon snapping. Lower erythrocyte Zn levels and altered correlations between Ca2+, Mg, and Fe were found in TAO. Conclusion This whole body observational study has revealed axial deviations and body asymmetry as well as the phenomenon of moving toes in TAO. The most common finding was an arch-like displacement of the body, i.e. eccentric position, with foot inversion and head tilt to the contra lateral side

  15. Effect of Li Termination on the Electronic and Hydrogen Storage Properties of Linear Carbon Chains: A TAO-DFT Study.

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    Seenithurai, Sonai; Chai, Jeng-Da

    2017-07-10

    Accurate prediction of the electronic and hydrogen storage properties of linear carbon chains (C n ) and Li-terminated linear carbon chains (Li2C n ), with n carbon atoms (n = 5-10), has been very challenging for traditional electronic structure methods, due to the presence of strong static correlation effects. To meet the challenge, we study these properties using our newly developed thermally-assisted-occupation density functional theory (TAO-DFT), a very efficient electronic structure method for the study of large systems with strong static correlation effects. Owing to the alteration of the reactivity of C n and Li2C n with n, odd-even oscillations in their electronic properties are found. In contrast to C n , the binding energies of H2 molecules on Li2C n are in (or close to) the ideal binding energy range (about 20 to 40 kJ/mol per H2). In addition, the H2 gravimetric storage capacities of Li2C n are in the range of 10.7 to 17.9 wt%, satisfying the United States Department of Energy (USDOE) ultimate target of 7.5 wt%. On the basis of our results, Li2C n can be high-capacity hydrogen storage materials that can uptake and release hydrogen at temperatures well above the easily achieved temperature of liquid nitrogen.

  16. A shifting rift—Geophysical insights into the evolution of Rio Grande rift margins and the Embudo transfer zone near Taos, New Mexico

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    Grauch, V.J.S.; Bauer, Paul W.; Drenth, Benjamin J.; Kelson, Keith I.

    2017-01-01

    We present a detailed example of how a subbasin develops adjacent to a transfer zone in the Rio Grande rift. The Embudo transfer zone in the Rio Grande rift is considered one of the classic examples and has been used as the inspiration for several theoretical models. Despite this attention, the history of its development into a major rift structure is poorly known along its northern extent near Taos, New Mexico. Geologic evidence for all but its young rift history is concealed under Quaternary cover. We focus on understanding the pre-Quaternary evidence that is in the subsurface by integrating diverse pieces of geologic and geophysical information. As a result, we present a substantively new understanding of the tectonic configuration and evolution of the northern extent of the Embudo fault and its adjacent subbasin.We integrate geophysical, borehole, and geologic information to interpret the subsurface configuration of the rift margins formed by the Embudo and Sangre de Cristo faults and the geometry of the subbasin within the Taos embayment. Key features interpreted include (1) an imperfect D-shaped subbasin that slopes to the east and southeast, with the deepest point ∼2 km below the valley floor located northwest of Taos at ∼36° 26′N latitude and 105° 37′W longitude; (2) a concealed Embudo fault system that extends as much as 7 km wider than is mapped at the surface, wherein fault strands disrupt or truncate flows of Pliocene Servilleta Basalt and step down into the subbasin with a minimum of 1.8 km of vertical displacement; and (3) a similar, wider than expected (5–7 km) zone of stepped, west-down normal faults associated with the Sangre de Cristo range front fault.From the geophysical interpretations and subsurface models, we infer relations between faulting and flows of Pliocene Servilleta Basalt and older, buried basaltic rocks that, combined with geologic mapping, suggest a revised rift history involving shifts in the locus of fault activity as

  17. Injury patterns at a large Western United States ski resort with and without snowboarders: the Taos experience.

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    Rust, David A; Gilmore, C Jan; Treme, Gehron

    2013-03-01

    Differences in injury patterns among alpine skiers and snowboarders have previously been recognized, and controversy remains about the safety implications that snowboarding may pose to a ski resort. A change of policy at Taos Ski Valley provides a unique and modern perspective on the effect that snowboarders have on ski resort injuries. The addition of snowboarders to a large ski resort may result in a significant change in both the rate and pattern of injuries treated. Descriptive epidemiology study. Patient records from the Mogul Medical Clinic at Taos Ski Valley were reviewed from the 2006-2007 ski season through the 2009-2010 season (approximately 2 years before and after snowboarding was allowed) and recorded for age, sex, diagnosis, body region, anatomic location, injury type, and sport (skiing, snowboarding). The total numbers of mountain visits for the time periods with and without snowboarding were used to determine injury rates. The overall rate of persons injured increased from 206.7 per 100,000 mountain visits without snowboarders to 233.8 with snowboarders. The relative risk ratio was 1.131, also represented as a 13.1% increased risk of injury (IRI) (statistically significant; 95% CI, 3.5%-23.6%). Increases were seen in the rate of upper extremity injuries (IRI, 39.1%; 95% CI, 14.3-69.4) and head/neck injuries (IRI 30.8%; not significant), while lower extremity and trunk/pelvis injuries remained relatively constant. Distal radius fractures, closed head injuries, and acromioclavicular separations showed statistically significant increases with the addition of snowboarding. The most frequent injuries among snowboarders were distal radius fractures, wrist sprains, closed head injuries, and acromioclavicular separations. The most frequent injuries among skiers were anterior cruciate ligament tears, knee sprains, closed head injuries, and gastrocnemius tears. The median age of injured persons decreased from 39 years (range, 4-100 years) without snowboarders

  18. Osmotic Stress Activates the TAK1-JNK Pathway While Blocking TAK1-Mediated NF-κB Activation: TAO2 Regulates TAK1 Pathways

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    HuangFu, Wei-Chun; Omori, Emily; Akira, Shizuo; Matsumoto, Kunihiro; Ninomiya-Tsuji, Jun

    2007-01-01

    Osmotic stress activates mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) including c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) and p38, which play important roles in cellular stress responses. TGF-β activated kinase 1 (TAK1) is a member of the MAPK kinase kinase (MAPKKK) family and can activate JNK and p38. TAK1 can also activate Iκ B kinase (IKK) that leads to degradation of IκB and subsequent NF-κB activation. We found that TAK1 is essential for osmotic stress-induced activation of JNK, but is not an exclusive mediator of p38 activation. Furthermore, we found that although TAK1 was highly activated upon osmotic stress, it could not induce degradation of Iκ B or activation of NF-κB. These results suggest that TAK1 activity is somehow modulated to function specifically in osmotic stress signaling, leading to the activation of JNK but not of IKK. To elucidate the mechanism underlying this modulation, we screened for potential TAK1 binding proteins. We found that Thousand-and-One Amino Acid Kinase 2 (TAO2) associates with TAK1, and can inhibit TAK1-mediated activation of NF-κ B but not of JNK. We observe that TAO2 can interfere with the interaction between TAK1 and IKK, and thus may regulate TAK1 function. TAK1 is activated by many distinct stimuli including cytokines and stresses, and regulation by TAO2 may be important to activate specific intracellular signaling pathways that are unique to osmotic stress. PMID:16893890

  19. Sexual behaviour of backpackers who visit Koh Tao and Koh Phangan, Thailand: a cross-sectional study.

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    Lewis, C T; de Wildt, G

    2016-09-01

    To measure the proportion of backpackers engaging in unprotected sex while travelling in Thailand and to identify predictors of unsafe sexual behaviour. A cross-sectional study using an anonymous questionnaire was performed. English-speaking backpackers, excluding US and Thai citizens, were recruited while travelling through the piers of Koh Tao and Koh Phangan between 25 January and 13 March 2013. 61.5% (1238/2013) respondents were travelling without a long-term sexual partner, of whom 39.1% (29.4% females; 51.9% males) reported intercourse with a new partner. 36.8% of these reported inconsistent/no condom use. Inconsistent condom use was independently associated with age <25 years, UK (vs Canadian) nationality and not bringing condoms from home. Backpackers who brought condoms from home were more likely to have sex with a new partner. Male gender and longer trip length increased the likelihood of new partner acquisition and overall risk of unsafe sex but were not associated with inconsistent condom use. New partners were most commonly backpackers from other countries. Men were more likely than women to have sex with a local person. Backpackers visiting Thailand frequently report unsafe sex. Partner demographics demonstrate a mechanism of international sexually transmitted infection (STI) transfer. In an era of growing antibiotic resistance and continuing HIV transmission, targeting unsafe sex in backpackers has the potential to reduce STI incidence internationally. These data highlight the need for innovative public health intervention. To focus such measures, future research may elucidate why certain groups are at higher risk. Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For permission to use (where not already granted under a licence) please go to http://www.bmj.com/company/products-services/rights-and-licensing/

  20. The Tao of SOA

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    Shan, Tony C.

    This paper describes a comprehensive framework aiming to facilitate the effective adoption and operationalization of SOA in large enterprise computing environments, which consists of the Strategy, Automation, Methodology, Patterns, Lifecycle, and Engineering (SAMPLE) aspects. The major pain points in SOA are analyzed, such as the increasing dynamics, growing integration, proliferation of techniques, more heterogeneous platforms, disparate visual notations, intricate processes, disjointed operating models, and fragmented activities of WS-* specifications. The overarching SAMPLE model is designed to provide a sophisticated integration of appropriate capabilities and knowledge to filter the inessential from the essential. In the Strategy aspect, a metamodel, technology architecture planning, and strategy roadmapping are presented. The Automation aspect deals with tools, service lifecycle, and COTS mapping. The Methodology aspect covers a hybrid method, SOA principles, and a methodical process. The prominent elements of the Patterns aspect include data caching patterns, a reference model, and open source reference implementation. The Lifecycle aspect contains a methodical means to mature IT systems: review, refactoring, reengineering, and rearchitecting (R4). Finally, the Engineering aspect evolves the traditional software engineering and systems engineering practices to the service engineering discipline. Moreover, a 10-point list of SOA guidance is introduced from a practitioner’s standpoint, which gives best-practice guidelines to adopt and execute SOA practically in big organizations.

  1. Taos 2000 Census Tracts

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  2. Role of Kekul\\'e and Non-Kekul\\'e Structures in the Radical Character of Alternant Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons: A TAO-DFT Study

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    Yeh, Chia-Nan

    2016-01-01

    We investigate the role of Kekul\\'e and non-Kekul\\'e structures in the radical character of alternant polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) using thermally-assisted-occupation density functional theory (TAO-DFT), an efficient electronic structure method for the study of large ground-state systems with strong static correlation effects. Our results reveal that the studies of Kekul\\'e and non-Kekul\\'e structures qualitatively describe the radical character of alternant PAHs, which could be useful when electronic structure calculations are infeasible due to the expensive computational cost. In addition, our results support previous findings on the increase in radical character with increasing system size. For alternant PAHs with the same number of aromatic rings, the geometrical arrangements of aromatic rings are responsible for their radical character.

  3. Amygdalin isolated from Semen Persicae (Tao Ren) extracts induces the expression of follistatin in HepG2 and C2C12 cell lines.

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    Yang, Chuanbin; Li, Xuechen; Rong, Jianhui

    2014-01-01

    The Chinese medicine formulation ISF-1 (also known as Bu-Yang-Huan-Wu-Tang) for post-stroke rehabilitation could increase the expression of growth-regulating protein follistatin by approximately 4-fold. This study aims to identify the active compounds of ISF-1 for the induction of follistatin expression. Active compounds in ISF-1 responsible for induction of follistatin were identified by a bioactivity-guided fractionation procedure involving liquid-liquid extraction, HPLC separation and RT-PCR detection. The aqueous extracts of seven ISF-1 ingredients including Semen Persicae (Tao Ren) and the S. Persicae-derived fractions were assayed for the induction of follistatin mRNA expression in human hepatocarcinoma HepG2 cells by RT-PCR. The concentrations of isolated compounds were proportionally normalized to the reported IC50 concentration (5.8 mg/mL) of the formulation ISF-1 in HepG2. The active fractions were characterized by reverse-phase HPLC on a C18 column and identified by mass spectrometry. Three ingredients of ISF-1, namely S. Persicae (Tao Ren), Pheretima (Di Long), and Flos Carthami (Hong Hua), induced the expression of follistatin mRNA. Among these, the ingredient S. Persicae were the most active, and amygdalin from S. Persicae extract was identified as a novel follistatin inducer. Amygdalin stimulated the growth of skeletal muscle cell line C2C12 cells in a concentration-dependent manner. Amygdalin isolated from S. Persicae extract in ISF-1 through a bioactivity-guided fractionation procedure induced the expression of follistatin in HepG2 and C2C12 cell lines.

  4. Physical profile data collected from CTD casts from NOAA Ship RONALD H. BROWN in the Equatorial Pacific during cruise RB-08-07 to service the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array from 2008-12-16 to 2009-01-06 (NODC Accession 0120363)

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  5. Physical profile data collected from CTD casts from NOAA Ship KA'IMIMOANA in the Equatorial Pacific during cruise KA-07-05 to service the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array from 2007-09-25 to 2007-10-19 (NODC Accession 0120335)

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  6. Physical profile data collected from CTD casts from NOAA Ship KA'IMIMOANA in the Equatorial Pacific during cruise KA-09-01 to service the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array from 2009-05-08 to 2009-06-04 (NODC Accession 0120343)

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  7. Physical profile data collected from CTD casts from NOAA Ship KA'IMIMOANA in the Equatorial Pacific during cruise KA-11-06 to service the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array from 2011-10-05 to 2011-10-23 (NODC Accession 0120359)

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  8. Physical profile data collected from CTD casts from NOAA Ship KA'IMIMOANA in the Equatorial Pacific during cruise KA-10-02 to service the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array from 2010-02-14 to 2010-03-13 (NODC Accession 0120348)

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  9. Physical profile data collected from CTD casts from NOAA Ship KA'IMIMOANA in the Equatorial Pacific during cruise KA-07-03 to service the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array from 2007-07-17 to 2007-08-03 (NODC Accession 0120333)

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  10. Physical profile data collected from CTD casts from NOAA Ship KA'IMIMOANA in the Equatorial Pacific during cruise KA-11-05 to service the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array from 2011-08-30 to 2011-09-05 (NODC Accession 0120358)

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  11. Physical profile data collected from CTD casts from the MELVILLE in the Equatorial Pacific during cruise ME-11-01 to service the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array from 2011-05-08 to 2011-05-18 (NODC Accession 0120319)

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  12. Physical profile data collected from CTD casts from NOAA Ship KA'IMIMOANA in the Equatorial Pacific during cruise KA-10-06 to service the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array from 2010-10-06 to 2010-10-27 (NODC Accession 0120352)

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  13. Physical profile data collected from CTD casts from NOAA Ship KA'IMIMOANA in the Equatorial Pacific during cruise KA-11-07 to service the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array from 2011-11-09 to 2011-11-30 (NODC Accession 0120360)

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  14. Physical profile data collected from CTD casts from NOAA Ship KA'IMIMOANA in the Equatorial Pacific during cruise KA-08-02 to service the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array from 2008-03-13 to 2008-03-29 (NODC Accession 0120337)

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  15. Physical profile data collected from CTD casts from NOAA Ship KA'IMIMOANA in the Equatorial Pacific during cruise KA-08-06 to service the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array from 2008-09-07 to 2008-09-24 (NODC Accession 0120341)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — As part of the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) Program, the National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) was responsible for the at-sea collection, quality control and...

  16. Physical profile data collected from CTD casts from NOAA Ship KA'IMIMOANA in the Equatorial Pacific during cruise KA-10-05 to service the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array from 2010-09-05 to 2010-09-25 (NODC Accession 0120351)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — As part of the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) Program, the National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) was responsible for the at-sea collection, quality control and...

  17. Effect of Li Adsorption on the Electronic and Hydrogen Storage Properties of Acenes: A Dispersion-Corrected TAO-DFT Study

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    Seenithurai, Sonai

    2016-01-01

    Due to the presence of strong static correlation effects and noncovalent interactions, accurate prediction of the electronic and hydrogen storage properties of Li-adsorbed acenes with n linearly fused benzene rings (n = 3 - 8) has been very challenging for conventional electronic structure methods. To meet the challenge, we study these properties using our recently developed thermally-assisted-occupation density functional theory (TAO-DFT) with dispersion corrections. In contrast to pure acenes, the binding energies of H2 molecules on Li-adsorbed acenes are in the ideal binding energy range (about 20 to 40 kJ/mol per H2). Besides, the H2 gravimetric storage capacities of Li-adsorbed acenes are in the range of 9.9 to 10.7 wt%, satisfying the United States Department of Energy (USDOE) ultimate target of 7.5 wt%. On the basis of our results, Li-adsorbed acenes can be high-capacity hydrogen storage materials for reversible hydrogen uptake and release at ambient conditions.

  18. Effect of Li Adsorption on the Electronic and Hydrogen Storage Properties of Acenes: A Dispersion-Corrected TAO-DFT Study

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    Seenithurai, Sonai; Chai, Jeng-Da

    2016-01-01

    Due to the presence of strong static correlation effects and noncovalent interactions, accurate prediction of the electronic and hydrogen storage properties of Li-adsorbed acenes with n linearly fused benzene rings (n = 3–8) has been very challenging for conventional electronic structure methods. To meet the challenge, we study these properties using our recently developed thermally-assisted-occupation density functional theory (TAO-DFT) with dispersion corrections. In contrast to pure acenes, the binding energies of H2 molecules on Li-adsorbed acenes are in the ideal binding energy range (about 20 to 40 kJ/mol per H2). Besides, the H2 gravimetric storage capacities of Li-adsorbed acenes are in the range of 9.9 to 10.7 wt%, satisfying the United States Department of Energy (USDOE) ultimate target of 7.5 wt%. On the basis of our results, Li-adsorbed acenes can be high-capacity hydrogen storage materials for reversible hydrogen uptake and release at ambient conditions. PMID:27609626

  19. Partial pressure (or fugacity) of carbon dioxide, salinity and other variables collected from time series observations using Bubble type equilibrator for autonomous carbon dioxide (CO2) measurement, Carbon dioxide (CO2) gas analyzer and other instruments from MOORING_TAO165E0N in the North Pacific Ocean and South Pacific Ocean from 2010-02-23 to 2013-02-03 (NODC Accession 0113238)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — NCEI Accession 0113238 includes chemical, meteorological, physical and time series data collected from MOORING_TAO165E0N in the North Pacific Ocean and South Pacific...

  20. Modeling of Dust Levels Associated with Potential Utility-Scale Solar Development in the San Luis Valley-Taos Plateau Study Area

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    Chang, Y. -S. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Kotamarthi, R. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Hartmann, H. M. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Patton, T. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Finster, M. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)

    2016-07-01

    The San Luis Valley (SLV)–Taos Plateau study area in south-central Colorado and north-central New Mexico is a large alpine valley surrounded by mountains with an area of approximately 6,263,000 acres (25,345 km2) (Figure ES.1-1). This area receives ample sunshine throughout the year, making it an ideal location for solar energy generation, and there are currently five photovoltaic facilities operating on private lands in the SLV, ranging in capacity from 1 to 30 megawatt (MW). In 2012 the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) launched its Solar Energy Program, which included the identification of four solar energy zones (SEZs) in the SLV totaling 16,308 acres (66 km2), as well as over 50,000 (202 km2) acres of other BLM-administered lands potentially available for application for solar development. The SEZ areas, named Antonito Southeast, De Tilla Gulch, Fourmile East, and Los Mogotes East, were defined by the BLM as areas well-suited for utility-scale (i.e., larger than 20 MW) production of solar energy where solar energy development would be prioritized (BLM 2012). Nonetheless, it was recognized that solar development in the SEZs would result in some unavoidable adverse impacts, and so the BLM initiated a solar regional mitigation strategy (SRMS) study for three of the SEZs (BLM and Argonne 2016). The SRMS is designed to identify residual impacts of solar development in the SEZs (that is, those that cannot be avoided or minimized onsite), identify those residual impacts that warrant compensatory mitigation when considering the regional status and trends of the resources, identify appropriate regional compensatory mitigation locations and actions to address those residual impacts, and recommend appropriate fees to implement those compensatory mitigation measures.

  1. Taos County 2010 Census Roads

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  2. Taos County 2010 Census Edges

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  3. Taos County 2010 Census Blocks

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  4. Taos County Current Area Landmark

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  5. Taos County Current Point Landmarks

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  6. Taos County 2000 Census Blocks

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  7. The Tao of Whole Language.

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    Zola, Meguido

    1989-01-01

    Uses the philosophy of Taoism as a metaphor in describing the whole language approach to language arts instruction. The discussion covers the key principles that inform the whole language approach, the resulting holistic nature of language programs, and the role of the teacher in this approach. (16 references) (CLB)

  8. Taos County 2010 Census Tracts

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  9. Validation of the NASA GEWEX-SRB Radiation Data over the Tropical Oceans: Comparisons with PIRATA, RAMA, TAO and WHOI Buoy Observations

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    Zhang, T.; Stackhouse, P. W.; Gupta, S. K.; Cox, S. J.; Mikovitz, J. C.

    2013-12-01

    The NASA/GEWEX SRB (Global Energy and Water Exchanges, Surface Radiation Budget) project produces and archives shortwave and longwave radiation budget flux estimates at the top of the atmosphere and at the Earth's surface. The latest version in the archive, Release 3.0, is available as 3-hourly, 3-hourly-monthly, daily and monthly means continuously over the period from July 1983 to December 2007 on a quasi-equal-area grid system of 44016 grid boxes. SRB Release 4 with further improvements in data quality and higher spatial resolution is being developed. The SRB shortwave/longwave fluxes at the Earth's surface from the algorithm GSW(V3.0)/GLW(V3.1) have been extensively validated against high-quality ground-based observations, in particular observed data from the Baseline Surface Radiation Network (BSRN). Comparisons with nearly 6000 site-months of both shortwave and longwave data from 52 BSRN sites show generally good agreement. In addition, the GEWEX SRB data have also been found to compare favorably with the World Radiation Data Centre (WRDC) data and the Global Energy Balance Archive (GEBA) data. In spite of the fact that the BSRN sites are scattered on all seven continents, the validation of the SRB data over the vast oceans had not been done until recently. In this paper, we present comparisons of the GEWEX-SRB data shortwave/longwave data with observations made on arrays moored in tropical oceans. Specifically, we have data from 21 buoys, or moorings, from Prediction and Research Moored Array in the Atlantic (PIRATA), 14 buoys from the Research Moored Array for African-Asian-Australian Monsoon Analysis and Prediction (RAMA) in the Indian Ocean, 20 buoys from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the Pacific, and 3 buoys from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) (2 in the Pacific and 1 in the Atlantic). The data from these buoys span 12 years from 2000 to 2011, though not necessarily continuously. It is found that except for occasional

  10. Flux synthesis of regular Bi4TaO8Cl square nanoplates exhibiting dominant exposure surfaces of {001} crystal facets for photocatalytic reduction of CO2to methane.

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    Li, Liang; Han, Qiutong; Tang, Lanqin; Zhang, Yuan; Li, Ping; Zhou, Yong; Zou, Zhigang

    2018-01-25

    Herein, orthorhombic regular Bi 4 TaO 8 Cl square nanoplates with an edge length of about 500 nm and a thickness of about 100 nm were successfully synthesized using a facile molten salt route. The as-prepared square nanoplates have been proven to be of {001} crystal facets as two dominantly exposed surfaces. The density functional theory calculation and photo-deposition of noble metal experiment demonstrate the electron and hole separation on different crystal facets and reveal that {001} crystal facets are in favor of the reduction reaction. Since the square nanoplate structure exhibits dominant exposure surfaces of the {001} facets, the molten salt route-based samples basically possess an obviously higher photocatalytic activity than those prepared by the solid state reaction (SSR) method. This study may provide inspiration for fabricating efficient photocatalysts.

  11. Terence Tao: Radical Acceleration in Australia.

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    Gross, Miraca

    1986-01-01

    A case study of a profoundly gifted 11-year old in Australia recounts his early reading, his interest in mathematics, and his failure at early schooling because of inadequate school readiness. His parents are now considering when he should begin college. Comments of three gifted educators are included. (CL)

  12. Taos County Blocks, Households by Type (2010)

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  13. Taos 1:100000 Quad Hydrography DLGs

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  14. 2010, Taos County, NM, Linear Hydrography

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  15. Taos County Block Groups, Total Population (2010)

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  16. 2010, Taos County, NM, Current Area Hydrography

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  17. Taos County Blocks, Housing Vacancy Status (2010)

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  18. Taos County TIGER 2000 Hydrography and Nodes

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  19. The Tao of Teaching: Romance and Process.

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    Schindler, Stefan

    1991-01-01

    Because college teaching aims to elevate, not entertain, it must be nourished and appreciated as a pedagogical alchemy mixing facts and feelings, ideas and skills, history and mystery. The current debate on educational reform should focus more on quality of learning experience, and on how to create and sustain it. (MSE)

  20. Taos County Block Groups, Housing Tenure (2010)

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  1. Taos County Blocks, Total Population (2010)

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  2. Tao Masters: tradition, experience and ethnography

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    José Bizerril Neto

    Full Text Available In this article I analyse the performative dimension that constitutes the transmission of tradition in taoist lineage located in Brazil, from the perspective of the anthropology of experience. The idea of knowing in taoism is based on a practical notion: one knows the legacy of tradition through personal embodied experience. The very possibility of knowing is based upon a personal relation between master and apprentice, inserted on a dialogical and genealogical.

  3. Descripción de la realidad mente-cerebro-universo a partir de un nuevo paradigma científico y la tradición oriental: posible diálogo entre la neurociencia en Pribram y la tradición taoísta

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    Ana Cecilia Vallejo Clavio

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Los eternos cuestionamientos del ser humano por la esencia deluniverso, de la materia y del hombre mismo son acompañadospor explicaciones de diversa índole, entre las que se encuentranlas cientíęcas y las místico-espirituales. En este artículo, produc-to del proyectoCiencia-Espiritualidad, el cual indaga por las co-nexiones entre el pensamiento epistemológico occidental y lasgrandes tradiciones del lejano Oriente, se analizan las posibilida-des de diálogo entre Pribram, quien adopta una posición episte-mológica denominada realismo constructivo, queriendo superarlas posiciones emergentes dualistas frente al problema mente –cuerpo y los presupuestos de la tradición taoísta que proponen laindisoluble unidad del ser humano con el cosmos, mediante laspulsaciones del yin-yang y el concepto de vacío cósmico. Desdeestas dos posiciones, se establece la posibilidad de un diálogofecundo desde la concepción holográęca del mismo universo..

  4. Robust Simulation of a TaO Memristor Model

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    A. Ascoli

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available This work presents a continuous and differentiable approximation of a Tantalum oxide memristor model which is suited for robust numerical simulations in software. The original model was recently developed at Hewlett Packard labs on the basis of experiments carried out on a memristor manufactured in house. The Hewlett Packard model of the nano-scale device is accurate and may be taken as reference for a deep investigation of the capabilities of the memristor based on Tantalum oxide. However, the model contains discontinuous and piecewise differentiable functions respectively in state equation and Ohm's based law. Numerical integration of the differential algebraic equation set may be significantly facilitated under substitution of these functions with appropriate continuous and differentiable approximations. A detailed investigation of classes of possible continuous and differentiable kernels for the approximation of the discontinuous and piecewise differentiable functions in the original model led to the choice of near optimal candidates. The resulting continuous and differentiable DAE set captures accurately the dynamics of the original model, delivers well-behaved numerical solutions in software, and may be integrated into a commercially-available circuit simulator.

  5. Taos County 2010 Census Voting District County-based (VTD)

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    Earth Data Analysis Center, University of New Mexico — The TIGER/Line Files are shapefiles and related database files (.dbf) that are an extract of selected geographic and cartographic information from the U.S. Census...

  6. Taos County 2010 Census County Subdivision County-based

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    Earth Data Analysis Center, University of New Mexico — The TIGER/Line Files are shapefiles and related database files (.dbf) that are an extract of selected geographic and cartographic information from the U.S. Census...

  7. TAO/TRITON, RAMA, and PIRATA Buoys, Monthly, Dynamic Height

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has monthly Dynamic Height data (a measure of the elevation of the sea level, calculated by integrating the specific volume anomaly of the sea water...

  8. Roads for Taos County, New Mexico, 2006se TIGER

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    Earth Data Analysis Center, University of New Mexico — The 2006 Second Edition TIGER/Line files are an extract of selected geographic and cartographic information from the Census TIGER database. The geographic coverage...

  9. Taos County Blocks, Race and Hispanic Ethnicity (2010)

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  10. Taos County Blocks, Median Age by Sex (2010)

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    Earth Data Analysis Center, University of New Mexico — The once-a-decade decennial census was conducted in April 2010 by the U.S. Census Bureau. This count of every resident in the United States was mandated by Article...

  11. Taos County Block Groups, Housing Vacancy Status (2010)

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    Earth Data Analysis Center, University of New Mexico — The once-a-decade decennial census was conducted in April 2010 by the U.S. Census Bureau. This count of every resident in the United States was mandated by Article...

  12. Taos County Block Groups, Housing Occupancy Status (2010)

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  13. Taos County Block Groups, Race and Hispanic Ethnicity (2010)

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    Earth Data Analysis Center, University of New Mexico — The once-a-decade decennial census was conducted in April 2010 by the U.S. Census Bureau. This count of every resident in the United States was mandated by Article...

  14. Taos County Block Groups, Households by Type (2010)

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    Earth Data Analysis Center, University of New Mexico — The once-a-decade decennial census was conducted in April 2010 by the U.S. Census Bureau. This count of every resident in the United States was mandated by Article...

  15. Taos County Blocks, Average Household Size by Tenure (2010)

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  16. TAO/TRITON, RAMA, and PIRATA Buoys, Quarterly, Dynamic Height

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has quarterly Dynamic Height data (a measure of the elevation of the sea level, calculated by integrating the specific volume anomaly of the sea water...

  17. DIGITAL FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP DATABASE, TAOS COUNTY, New Mexico

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    Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security — The Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) Database depicts flood risk information and supporting data used to develop the risk data. The primary risk...

  18. Learning To Teach at the Elbows: The Tao of Teaching.

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    MacKinnon, Allan

    1996-01-01

    The dialogical relationship between Confucianism and Taoism serves as a framework for examining the interplay between learning as socioculturally mediated activity and critical reflection in preservice teacher education. Article highlights a summer elementary school science program that involves preservice teachers, university faculty, and a local…

  19. Hospital technology management: the Tao of clinical engineering.

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    Gordon, G J

    1990-01-01

    Planning a profession's future is a formidable task that must be based on both what the members want to become and what is natural to the marketplace. The hospital industry, however, will not wait for clinical engineering to establish its profession. Competition will arise and push aside the unprepared. Clinical engineering's leadership has not created a clear vision of their profession's role in improving healthcare, nor have they helped others to internalize a sincere professional purpose and to share the responsibility for change. This paper examines the profession and articulates action that only clinical engineers can take to increase their value in the hospital industry.

  20. Navy TAO(X) Oiler Shipbuilding Program: Background and Issues for Congress

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    2015-12-17

    potential impacts described above can be avoided or mitigated if the CR includes special provisions (called anomalies ) for exempting individual programs...8217 capabilities and in terms of the size and shape of the workload, we’ve got parity here for a very healthy competition.” Whether to Authorize a Block

  1. Technology Refresh of NOAA’s Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) Buoy System

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    2006-09-01

    which utilizes an MSP430 microcontroller, controls the collecting of all analog data from sensors. In addition to collecting analog data the...Embedded Workbench and firmware developed for the MSP430 using ANSI C also compiled with IAR Systems Embedded Workbench. The GUI test and

  2. American Indian/ Alaska Native Area/ Hawaiian Homeland Areas for Taos County, New Mexico, 2000 Census

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    Earth Data Analysis Center, University of New Mexico — The 2006 Second Edition TIGER/Line files are an extract of selected geographic and cartographic information from the Census TIGER database. The geographic coverage...

  3. San luo xuan mo xing ji qi liang hua fen zhi fang fa yan tao

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    Ye, Y.; Leydesdorff, L.; Wu, Y.

    2014-01-01

    A discussed study on the Triple Helix with its quantitative analysis method. With brief introduction to background and progress of Triple-Helix(TH) researches, it is clarified that TH quantitative methodology focuses on the indicator of synergy (T) as reduction of uncertainty that can be shaped

  4. Improvement of SET variability in TaO x based resistive RAM devices

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    Schönhals, Alexander; Waser, Rainer; Wouters, Dirk J.

    2017-11-01

    Improvement or at least control of variability is one of the key challenges for Redox based resistive switching memory technology. In this paper, we investigate the impact of a serial resistor as a voltage divider on the SET variability in Pt/Ta2O5/Ta/Pt nano crossbar devices. A partial RESET in a competing complementary switching (CS) mode is identified as a possible failure mechanism of bipolar switching SET in our devices. Due to a voltage divider effect, serial resistance value shows unequal impact on switching voltages of both modes which allows for a selective suppression of the CS mode. The impact of voltage divider on SET variability is demonstrated. A combination of appropriate write voltage and serial resistance allows for a significant improvement of the SET variability.

  5. County Economic Census for Taos County, New Mexico, 2006se TIGER

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    Earth Data Analysis Center, University of New Mexico — The 2006 Second Edition TIGER/Line files are an extract of selected geographic and cartographic information from the Census TIGER database. The geographic coverage...

  6. American Indian/ Alaska Native Area/ Hawaiian Homeland Areas for Taos County, New Mexico, 2006se TIGER

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    Earth Data Analysis Center, University of New Mexico — The 2006 Second Edition TIGER/Line files are an extract of selected geographic and cartographic information from the Census TIGER database. The geographic coverage...

  7. Current Census Blocks for Taos County, New Mexico, 2006se TIGER

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    Earth Data Analysis Center, University of New Mexico — The 2006 Second Edition TIGER/Line files are an extract of selected geographic and cartographic information from the Census TIGER database. The geographic coverage...

  8. Conflict resolution and inter-religious philosophy in light of Tao Te Ching

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    Garsdal, Jesper

    This article presents a reflecsion on how Taoism can contribute to an inter-religious and philosophical dialogue about conflict resolution. I will first present some central points from Key Sun's article How to Overcome without Fighting: An Introduction to the Taoist Approach to Conflict Resolution....... In this article Sun presents some fundamental themes, in what could be a Taoist inspired theory of conflict resolution in relation to the field of psychology. I then try to extend this perspective by asking the question what role Taoism can play in conflict resolution, for people, who has explicit non......-Taoist philosophical and/or religious worldviews? I here briefly discuss the possibility of transforming Taoist inspired ideas of conflict resolution into other religious or philosophical worldviews. After this, I discuss how Taoism can shed some new light over inter-religious philosophical dialogue, through...

  9. Taos County Blocks, Age by 5-Year Age Groups for Males (2010)

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  10. Taos County Block Groups, Age by 5-Year Age Groups for Females (2010)

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  11. Taos County Blocks, Age by 5-Year Age Groups for Both Sexes Combined (2010)

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  12. Taos County Blocks, Age by 5-Year Age Groups for Females (2010)

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  13. RELASI GENDER DALAM KAJIAN ISLAM “THE TAO OF ISLAM, KARYA SACHIKO MURATA”

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    Atika Zuhrotus Sufiyana

    2017-08-01

    The product of his thinking about gender relations became clearer, when Sachiko murdered the argument in the form of an analogy of the creation of the heavens and the earth (male and female relationships such as the relationship of heaven and earth, the degree of men to women and in marriage, all of which came from reality cosmology. A woman in relation to a man is like Nature in relation to divine command, because woman is the locus for the existence of children. Nature in relation to the divine command is the locus of the embodiment for the entities of the physical bodies. Through the laws of nature they are born and from themselves they become manifest. There is no command without the laws of nature and there is no law of nature without command. Understanding the degree of men over women, men are superior to one level above women in terms of cosmological justification, not merely based on the text of the Qur'an. While the woman's degree is elevated when the position of women as the recipient of the activity of men, means women have the advantage over the uterus as a manifestation of the survival of natural reproduction and women are made alluring so that men give love, affection to women because women are part of men. Here is where God makes men and women equal in the case of Shari'a.

  14. Taos County Block Groups, Age by 5-Year Age Groups for Both Sexes Combined (2010)

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    Earth Data Analysis Center, University of New Mexico — The once-a-decade decennial census was conducted in April 2010 by the U.S. Census Bureau. This count of every resident in the United States was mandated by Article...

  15. Pacific Ocean buoy temperature date - TAO/TRITON database & National Buoy Data Center database

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — Pacific Ocean buoy temperature data. This dataset is associated with the following publication: Carbone, F., M. Landis, C.N. Gencarelli, A. Naccarato, F. Sprovieri,...

  16. 2000 Census Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA) 1% for Taos County, New Mexico, 2006se TIGER

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    Earth Data Analysis Center, University of New Mexico — The 2006 Second Edition TIGER/Line files are an extract of selected geographic and cartographic information from the Census TIGER database. The geographic coverage...

  17. TAOS (S80): A (LEO-MSS) system for position reporting and telemanagement services

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    Gautier, A.; Dumont, P.

    1993-01-01

    A position reporting and telemanagement system based on the use of minisatellites (mass less than 150 kg) with limited investment and operation costs is presented. The system is designed from an analyses of market study results. The space segment is composed of a LEO-MSS (Low Earth Orbit Mini Satellite System) constellation: solution advantages are reviewed. Frequency band regulations and frequency allotment are specified. The space segment (constellation, satellite platforms), ground segment (mission and control), mobile terminal stations (connecting links, position reporting through Doppler/distance or external measurements) are described. Forward and return link budgets and communication protocols are presented. The system performances as regards capacity, response time, availability, and reliability are specified. A feasibility study using S80T, a meteorological satellite, investigates the two critical points underlined in the preliminary study.

  18. JH Fan Y. Liu Y. Li QF Zhang J. Tao O. Kurtanidze

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    term (STV) and long-term (LTV) variations are presented for some sources. We also presented our own observations of some selected objects, for which the historical data were compiled for periodicity analysis using several methods.

  19. Relapse Prevention for Alcohol and Drug Problems: That Was Zen, This Is Tao

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    Witkiewitz, Katie; Marlatt, Alan G.

    2004-01-01

    Relapse prevention, based on the cognitive-behavioral model of relapse, has become an adjunct to the treatment of numerous psychological problems, including (but not limited to) substance abuse, depression, sexual offending, and schizophrenia. This article provides an overview of the efficacy and effectiveness of relapse prevention in the…

  20. Solid waste characterization in Kétao, a rural town in Togo, West Africa

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    Edjabou, Vincent Maklawe Essonanawe; Møller, Jacob; Christensen, Thomas Højlund

    2012-01-01

    moisture content was 4% in the dry season while it was 33–63% in the rainy season. The waste consisted mainly of soil and dirt characterized as ‘other’ (41%), vegetables and putrescibles (38%) and plastic (11%). In addition to these fractions, considerable amounts of material are either recycled or reused...... locally and do not enter the waste stream. The study suggests that additional recycling is not feasible, but further examination of the degradability of the organic fraction is needed in order to assess whether the residual waste should be composed or landfilled....

  1. The cultural and ecological impacts of aboriginal tourism: a case study on Taiwan's Tao tribe

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    Tzu-Ming Liu; Dau-Jye Lu

    2014-01-01

    .... For example, highway widening, in response to the increased traffic volumes caused by tourism, required many Pandanus trees to be cut and removed, which has placed the coconut crabs in danger of extinction...

  2. Pied Piper: Navy’s Transfer of Combat Logistics Force Fleet

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    1993-01-01

    T-AO 57)* Norwalk (T-AK 279)* Taluga (T-AO 62)* Furman (T-AK 280)* Mispillion (T-AO 105)* Victoria (T-AK 281)* Navasota (T-AO 106)* Marshfield (T-AK...Tippecanoe (T-AO 199)** Relentless (T-AGOS 18) Guadalupe (T-AO 200)** Victorious (T-AGOS 19) Patuxent (T-AO 201)** Able (T-AGOS 20) Yukon (T-AO 202

  3. Manusia Bijaksana Menurut Taoisme

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    Pitoyo, Joko

    2006-01-01

    Tao's view about reality is monistic: the universe comes from Tao, is absorbed by Tao, and ultimatelly united in Tao. Tao is thebasic principle of reality. Everything exiss naturally,spontaneously, without planning, without willing. Human beingsexist from Tao and get Te from Tao. They are not superior to otherbeings. All beings are principally equal difference is justfunctionally. Like other beings, human being are part of theuniverse. The their prudence man tries always in harmony with theun...

  4. Movement as a Metaphor: How Persistence, the Tao, and the Wisdom of the Ostrich Helped Build School Dance Programs

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    Kaufman, Karen

    2011-01-01

    Those who advocate for dance in education inevitably face many roadblocks, including ignorance of how dance can contribute to education, implementation of standardized performance assessments, lack of funding, entrenched issues of politics and power, and fear and discomfort about the body. It is dance teachers' responsibility to enlighten,…

  5. Insights from SMPY's Greatest Former Child Prodigies: Drs. Terence ("Terry") Tao and Lenhard ("Lenny") Ng Reflect on Their Talent Development

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    Muratori, Michelle C.; Stanley, Julian C.; Ng, Lenhard; Ng, Jack; Gross, Miraca U. M.; Tao, Terence; Tao, Billy

    2006-01-01

    If the academic needs of the most profoundly gifted students can be met through the use of existing educational practices, specialists in gifted education can assume that the educational needs of less able, but still academically talented, students can also be met by using some combination of these strategies as well. This paper illustrates the…

  6. The Om mani padme hum, the Platonic Soul, the Tao, and the Greek Cross are an Architectural Tool

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    Tine Kurent

    1989-12-01

    Full Text Available The plan of Borobuclur conforms with two concentric octagrams. The lines of the scheme, their lengths, and their intersections, determine the articulation of the Borobudur composition, i. e. the sizes of every part and of the whole as well. The sizes of Borobudur are modular. Their modular multiples are Pell numbers, the ratios of which rationally approximate the irrational proportions in octagram  If Borobudur numbers are located in the Peli number-pattern and connected with a line, the syllable OM, written in Sanskrit, appears. The word octagram is only the modern European name of the symbol of OM. The prayer OM MANI PADME HUM, translated as 'the JEWEL and the LOTOS', is a good description of octagram.

  7. The TAO-Gen Algorithm for Identifying Gene Interaction Networks with Application to SOS Repair in E. coli

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    Yamanaka, Takeharu; Toyoshiba, Hiroyoshi; Sone, Hideko; Parham, Frederick M.; Portier, Christopher J.

    2004-01-01

    One major unresolved issue in the analysis of gene expression data is the identification and quantification of gene regulatory networks. Several methods have been proposed for identifying gene regulatory networks, but these methods predominantly focus on the use of multiple pairwise comparisons to identify the network structure. In this article, we describe a method for analyzing gene expression data to determine a regulatory structure consistent with an observed set of expression profiles. Unlike other methods this method goes beyond pairwise evaluations by using likelihood-based statistical methods to obtain the network that is most consistent with the complete data set. The proposed algorithm performs accurately for moderate-sized networks with most errors being minor additions of linkages. However, the analysis also indicates that sample sizes may need to be increased to uniquely identify even moderate-sized networks. The method is used to evaluate interactions between genes in the SOS signaling pathway in Escherichia coli using gene expression data where each gene in the network is over-expressed using plasmids inserts. PMID:15598612

  8. STUDY OF THE SUBSTRUCTURE OF THE MORGAGNI AND BRUNESCENS CATARACT WITH THE TAO NONCOATING TECHNIQUE .2. BRUNESCENS CATARACT

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    JONGEBLOED, WL; KALICHARAN, D; LOS, LI; WORST, JGF

    1992-01-01

    Lens tissue from a Brunescens cataract was prepared for SEM study by prefixation with glutaraldehyde and postfixation with the tannic acid/arginine/OsO4 combination; for TEM study the material was prefixed with glutaraldehyde, postfixed with OsO4/K4Fe(CN), and poststained with uranyl acetate/lead

  9. Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) database for Taos County and Parts of Rio Arriba and Mora Counties, New Mexico

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    Earth Data Analysis Center, University of New Mexico — This data set is a digital soil survey and generally is the most detailed level of soil geographic data developed by the National Cooperative Soil Survey. The...

  10. The Tao of Islam: Ceng Ho and the Legacy of Chinese Muslims in Pre-Modern Java

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    Sumanto Al Qurtuby

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available The fact that "Sino-Javanese Muslim Cultures" are scattered over Banten, Jakarta, Cirebon, Semarang, Demak, Jepara, Lasem, Gresik, and Surabaya on the northern coast of Java (see also below is strong evidence of the encounter between Cheng Ho (and other Chinese Muslims and Javanese societies over the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. These "Sino-Javanese Muslim cultures" are not only found in the form of mosques which show evidence of acculturation processes between China, Islam, and Java, but also in literature, arts, and other artifact Seen from another perspective, these historical facts illustrate the Chinese major role in spreading Islam in the region. Unfortunately, although the Chinese contribution in shaping Indonesian civilizations and Javanese cultures is apparent, only a few scholars have concerned themselves with the issue.Copyright (c 2014 by SDI. All right reserved.DOI: 10.15408/sdi.v16i1.489

  11. Geopolitics of Quantum Buddhism: Our Pre-Hydrocarbon Tao Future (No Breakthrough at the Rio+20 Summit)

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    Bajrektarevic, Anis

    2013-01-01

    From Rio to Rio with Kyoto, Copenhagen and Durban in between, the conclusion remains the same: we fundamentally disagree on realities of this planet and the ways we can address them. A decisive breakthrough would necessitate both wider contexts and a larger participatory base so as to identify problems, formulate policies, and broaden and…

  12. Manusia Bijaksana Menurut Taoisme

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    Pitoyo, Joko

    2017-01-01

    Tao’s view about reality is monistic: the universe comes from Tao, is absorbed by Tao, and ultimatelly united in Tao. Tao is thebasic principle of reality. Everything exiss naturally,spontaneously, without planning, without willing. Human beingsexist from Tao and get Te from Tao. They are not superior to otherbeings. All beings are principally equal difference is justfunctionally. Like other beings, human being are part of theuniverse. The their prudence man tries always in harmony with theun...

  13. Osmotic Stress Activates the TAK1-JNK Pathway While Blocking TAK1-Mediated NF-κB Activation: TAO2 Regulates TAK1 Pathways

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    HuangFu, Wei-Chun; Omori, Emily; Akira, Shizuo; Matsumoto, Kunihiro; Ninomiya-Tsuji, Jun

    2006-01-01

    Osmotic stress activates mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) including c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) and p38, which play important roles in cellular stress responses. TGF-β activated kinase 1 (TAK1) is a member of the MAPK kinase kinase (MAPKKK) family and can activate JNK and p38. TAK1 can also activate Iκ B kinase (IKK) that leads to degradation of IκB and subsequent NF-κB activation. We found that TAK1 is essential for osmotic stress-induced activation of JNK, but is not an exclusive...

  14. Invited Commentary: The Tao of Clinical Cohort Analysis-When the Transitions That Can Be Spoken of Are Not the True Transitions.

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    Mooney, Stephen J

    2017-04-15

    Patterns in risk-related behaviors identified using clinically deployed surveys may hold value for public health surveillance. However, because such surveys assess subjects only when subjects choose to visit clinics, clinical data are subject to variability in observation patterns that is not present in conventional longitudinal data sets in which research teams contact subjects at regular intervals. In this issue of the Journal, Wilkinson et al. (Am J Epidemiol. 2017;185(8):627-635) describe how they applied a latent transition analysis technique to surveillance data collected during clinic visits. In this commentary I discusses the selection bias that may arise in longitudinal analysis of clinical data due to subject-specific observation patterns, with particular focus on issues that may arise due to classifying successive clinical visits as waves. I suggest that quantitative bias analysis and inverse probability weighting may be useful techniques with which to assess and control bias in future latent transition analyses of clinical data. © The Author 2017. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. All rights reserved. For permissions, please e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  15. Electrodeposited ultrafine NbOx, ZrOx, and TaO x nanoparticles on carbon black supports for oxygen reduction electrocatalysts in acidic media

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    Seo, Jeongsuk

    2013-09-06

    A remarkable electrocatalytic activity was obtained for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) in acidic solutions on ultrafine nano-oxide catalysts based on group IV or V elements. By potentiostatic electrodepostion in nonaqueous solutions at 298 K followed by heat treatment in H2 gas, highly dispersed fine nanoparticles of NbOx, ZrOx, and TaOx with sizes of less than 5 nm were prepared and deposited on carbon black (CB) loaded electrodes. These oxide nanoparticles showed high catalytic activities with high onset potentials of 0.96 VRHE (NbOx), 1.02 VRHE (ZrOx), and 0.93 V RHE (TaOx) for the ORR. Owing to the high chemical stability of group IV and V oxides, the catalysts were very stable during the ORR in acidic solutions. Surface characterization and chemical identification were performed using scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). All results clearly indicate the formation of nano-oxide electrocatalysts that show an outstanding ORR performance, whereas the bulk oxides are not active because of the absence of electronic conductivity. The present work demonstrates potential candidates for highly stable, non-noble-metal cathode catalysts for polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEFCs), where the catalysts are exposed to highly acidic and oxidizing conditions. © 2013 American Chemical Society.

  16. An Analysis of Chun Tao in The Sense of Survival 浅析《春桃》中春桃的生存意识

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    Fu Ruomei

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available 许地山在《春桃》中塑造了一个新女性形象——春桃。这是一个有着坚强的生存意念,坚定的生存理念,具有独立生存能力的女性形象。虽然备受生活苦难折磨,但依旧对生活充满希望。通过对春桃生存意识的分析,展现春桃所散发的独立自尊、圣洁仁爱的人性光辉。本文采用文本细读的方法从生存的角度分析春桃这一人物形象,希望能够为读者理解春桃提供一个新的观察角度。 

  17. Physical and meteorological data from the seventy moorings of the Tropical Atmosphere/Ocean (TAO) Project in the Tropical Pacific Ocean, 1979-2002 (NODC Accession 0000727)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Physical and meteorological data were collected in the Tropical Pacific Ocean from 29 January 1979 to 03 November 2001. Data were collected by the Pacific Marine...

  18. 75 FR 80788 - Northern New Mexico Resource Advisory Committee Meeting

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    2010-12-23

    .... Written comments should be sent to Ignacio Peralta, Carson National Forest, 208 Cruz Alta Road, Taos, NM... Peralta, 575-758-6344, 208 Cruz Alta Rd., Taos, NM 87571. E-mail: [email protected] . RAC Coordinator...

  19. Inflammatory cytokine profiles in the tears of thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy.

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    Huang, Danping; Xu, Nuo; Song, Yiyue; Wang, Peijuan; Yang, Huasheng

    2012-04-01

    To investigate the levels of seven inflammatory cytokines and one chemokine in tears of patients with thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy (TAO) and asymptomatic control subjects, and determine the correlations between tear inflammatory mediators and clinical parameters. Prospective observational cohort study. The study involved 21 patients with TAO and ten asymptomatic controls. TAO patients were divided into active TAO and inactive TAO on the basis of 7-point modified formulation of the clinical activity score (CAS). Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI) score, tear film break-up time (BUT) was obtained, and the Schirmer test and fluorescein staining were performed in all participants. Ten microliters of tears were collected for analysis the concentrations of interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-2, IL-6, IL-10, IL-17 interferon (IFN)-γ, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α and one chemokine (IL-8) by multiplex bead analysis. Fluorescein staining scores were higher, BUT scores were shorter, and Schirmer test scores were lower in patients with active TAO and inactive TAO than in control subjects. IL-1β, IL-6, and IL-8 concentrations in tears were significantly higher in active TAO than inactive TAO and the controls. TNF-α concentration was significantly higher in both active and inactive TAO compared with the controls. IL-17 was significantly higher in active TAO than the controls, and the level of IL-2 was significantly higher in inactive TAO compared with the controls. There were significantly positive correlations between tear IL-1β, IL-6 and IL-8 levels and CAS in TAO. No significant correlations were found between other cytokine concentrations and clinical parameters in TAO. The differences of tear inflammatory cytokines between patients with active and inactive TAO indicated that orbital inflammation may be involved in the ocular surface damage of TAO.

  20. Semantics-based Automated Web Testing

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    Hai-Feng Guo; Qing Ouyang; Harvey Siy

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    We present TAO, a software testing tool performing automated test and oracle generation based on a semantic approach. TAO entangles grammar-based test generation with automated semantics evaluation using a denotational semantics framework. We show how TAO can be incorporated with the Selenium automation tool for automated web testing, and how TAO can be further extended to support automated delta debugging, where a failing web test script can be systematically reduced based on grammar-direct...

  1. Taoism and Its Implications for Science Education.

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    Hua, Hsiao-Peng; Chang, Chun-Yen; MacRaven, Maggie Maeve

    As one of the major schools of thought in ancient China, Taoism centers on the concept of "Tao", the Way, which has two distinct characteristics: (1) Tao itself can be deemed as a final "reality" that is equivalent to the ontology of the Universe; and (2) Tao itself cannot be defined directly by human language. Taoism posits a holistically…

  2. Thromboangiitis obliterans with multiple large vessel involvement: case report and analysis of immunophenotypes.

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    Edo, Naoki; Miyai, Kosuke; Ogata, Sho; Nakanishi, Kuniaki; Hiroi, Sadayuki; Tominaga, Susumu; Aiko, Satoshi; Kawai, Toshiaki

    2010-01-01

    Thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO, Buerger's disease) is an idiopathic, recurrent, segmental, nonatherosclerotic, inflammatory, occlusive vascular disease with a poorly understood pathogenesis. Intestinal or multi-organ involvement is rare. Recent immunohistochemical analyses of ordinary TAO have indicated an inflammatory and immunologic pathogenesis. We report a case of TAO involving multiple large vessels. By immunohistochemistry, CD3+ T cells were revealed around the recanalization sites within the abdominal aorta. CD4+ T cells were almost equal in number to CD8+ T cells. These findings indicate the participation of inflammatory and immunologic processes in TAO with multi-organ involvement (as in ordinary TAO).

  3. A Multi-Scale Modeling and Experimental Program for the Dynamic Mechanical Response of Tissue

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    The Journal of Chemical Physics , (07 2012): 34901. doi: 10.1063/1.4730170 Andres Cordoba, Jay D. Schieber, Tsutomu Indei. The effects of...Calculation of the Helmholtz potential of an elastic strand in an external electric field, The Journal of Chemical Physics , (02 2011): 65105. doi...doi: 10.1021/ma902823k Kazushi Horio, Jay D. Schieber. Fluctuation in entanglement positions via elastic slip-links, The Journal of Chemical

  4. Temperature profile data from moored buoy, profiling floats, TAO buoy, and XBT casts in a world-wide distribution from 12 June 2000 to 29 December 2000 (NODC Accession 0000404)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Temperature profile data were collected from multiple ships from June 12, 2000 to December 29, 2000. Data were submitted by Marine Environmental Data Service (MEDS)...

  5. Dielectric properties of perovskites with polar disorder (K1-xLix TaO3 and Pb[Mg1/3Nb2/3]O3) and of SrTiO3 films

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    Dielectric properties of perovskites are studied both to gain insight into fundamental aspects of the freezing of polar disorder, and to investigate their technological potential. The dynamics of freezing of polar disorder is investigated in single crystals of Li-doped potassium tantalate (K1-xLixTaO3) and lead magnesium niobate (pb[Mg1/3Nb2/3]O3). For the mixed crystal K1-xLixTaO3, the dielectric permittivity ε (ω) is measured at various temperatures and for frequencies ω/2π ranging from 2 ×...

  6. Dielectric properties of perovskites with polar disorder (K1-xLix TaO3 and Pb[Mg1/3Nb2/3]O3) and of SrTiO3 films

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    Christen, Hans-Martin; Châtelain, André

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    Dielectric properties of perovskites are studied both to gain insight into fundamental aspects of the freezing of polar disorder, and to investigate their technological potential. The dynamics of freezing of polar disorder is investigated in single crystals of Li-doped potassium tantalate (K1-xLixTaO3) and lead magnesium niobate (pb[Mg1/3Nb2/3]O3). For the mixed crystal K1-xLixTaO3, the dielectric permittivity ε (ω) is measured at various temperatures and for frequencies ω/2π ranging from 2 ×...

  7. Crisis en la ciencia y en la espiritualidad: ¿un fenómeno contemporáneo? Aproximación desde los planteamientos de Husserl, Prigogine y desde la tradición taoísta

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    Full Text Available El tema de la ciencia presente en la modernidad, en particular, de la física newtoniana y galileana, y sus influencias en la filosofía de Descartes, ha sido retomado de forma crítica tanto desde los planteamientos filosóficos fenomenológicos de Edmund Husserl como desde las ciencias de la complejidad estudiadas por Ilya Prigogine. Ambas posturas, la filosófica y la científica, destacan las limitaciones del pensamiento moderno proponiendo una revisión y un aporte desde lo humano y desde las ciencias mismas. Por otra parte, desde la visión de algunas de las culturas del lejano Oriente: China, India y Japón, se percibe la complejidad de las relaciones entre el hombre y la naturaleza, a la vez que se pretende establecer un diálogo con la manera como se ha abordado la problemática en el mundo occidental, sus posibles retos y aportes frente a un mundo cada vez más tecnocratizado y globalizado, signado por las desigualdades socio-económicas, las paradojas y contradicciones frente a sí mismo, a los demás y al universo.

  8. Questa baseline and pre-mining ground-water quality investigation. 20. Water chemistry of the Red River and selected seeps, tributaries, and precipitation, Taos County, New Mexico, 2000-2004

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    Verplanck, P.L.; McCleskey, R.B.; Nordstrom, D.K.

    2006-01-01

    As part of a multi-year project to infer the pre-mining ground-water quality at Molycorp's Questa mine site, surface-water samples of the Red River, some of its tributaries, seeps, and snow samples were collected for analysis of inorganic solutes and of water and sulfate stable isotopes in selected samples. The primary aim of this study was to document diel, storm event, and seasonal variations in water chemistry for the Red River and similar variations in water chemistry for Straight Creek, a natural analog site similar in topography, hydrology, and geology to the mine site for inferring pre-mining water-quality conditions. Red River water samples collected between 2000 and 2004 show that the largest variations in water chemistry occur during late summer rainstorms, often monsoonal in nature. Within hours, discharge of the Red River increased from 8 to 102 cubic feet per second and pH decreased from 7.80 to 4.83. The highest concentrations of metals (iron, aluminum, zinc, manganese) and sulfate also occur during such events. Low-pH and high-solute concentrations during rainstorm runoff are derived primarily from alteration 'scar' areas of naturally high mineralization combined with steep topography that exposes continually altered rock because erosion is too rapid for vegetative growth. The year 2002 was one of the driest on record, and Red River discharge reflected the low seasonal snow pack. No snowmelt peak appeared in the hydrograph record, and a late summer storm produced the highest flow for the year. Snowmelt was closer to normal during 2003 and demonstrated the dilution effect of snowmelt on water chemistry. Two diel sampling events were conducted for the Red River, one during low flow and the other during high flow, at two locations, at the Red River gaging station and just upstream from Molycorp's mill site. No discernible diel trends were observed except for dissolved zinc and manganese at the upstream site during low flow. Straight Creek drainage water was sampled periodically from 2001 to 2004 at the down stream end of surface drainage near the point at which it disappeared into the debris fan. This water has a minimal range in pH (2.7 to 3.2) but a substantial concentration range in many solutes; for example, sulfate concentrations varied from 525 to 2,660 mg/L. Many elements covary with sulfate suggesting that dilution is the primary control of the range in solute concentrations. A transect of water samples higher in the scar area were collected in October of 2003. They had a lower range in pH (2.44 to 3.05) and higher solute concentrations than those collected periodically from lower in the catchment. Water isotopes for the upper transect samples indicated slight evaporation, and in part, may account for the higher solute concentrations. Drainage waters also were collected from Hottentot, Junebug, Hansen, Little Hansen, and Goat Hill Gulch drainages. Most constituents from other scar drainage waters showed ranges of concentration similar to those of the Straight Creek waters. An exception was water collected from Goat Hill Gulch, which has some of the highest concentrations of any surface-water sample collected but also contained waste-rock leachates.

  9. Temperature profile data from moored buoy, profiling floats, TAO buoy, and XBT casts in a world-wide distribution from 14 April 2000 to 20 February 2001 (NODC Accession 0000406)

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  10. Treatment of antipsychotic-associated obesity with a GLP-1 receptor agonist--protocol for an investigator-initiated prospective, randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blinded intervention study: the TAO study protocol.

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    Ishøy, Pelle L; Knop, Filip K; Broberg, Brian V; Baandrup, Lone; Fagerlund, Birgitte; Jørgensen, Niklas R; Andersen, Ulrik B; Rostrup, Egill; Glenthøj, Birte Y; Ebdrup, Bjørn H

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    Antipsychotic medication is widely associated with dysmetabolism including obesity and type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular-related diseases and early death. Obesity is considered the single most important risk factor for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Interventions against antipsychotic-associated obesity are limited and insufficient. Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists are approved for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, but their bodyweight-lowering effects have also been recognised in patients with non-diabetes. The primary endpoint of this trial is weight loss after 3 months of treatment with a GLP-1 receptor agonist (exenatide once weekly) in patients with non-diabetic schizophrenia with antipsychotic-associated obesity. Secondary endpoints include physiological and metabolic measurements, various psychopathological and cognitive measures, and structural and functional brain MRI. 40 obese patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder treated with antipsychotic drugs will be randomised to subcutaneous injection of exenatide once weekly (2 mg) or placebo for 3 months, adjunctive to their antipsychotic treatment. The trial has been approved by the Danish Health and Medicines Authority, the National Committee on Health Research Ethics and the Danish Data Protection Agency. Trial participation presupposes theoral and written patient informed consent. An external, independent monitoring committee (Good Clinical Practice Unit at Copenhagen University Hospital) will monitor the study according to the GCP Guidelines. Trial data, including positive, negative and inconclusive results, will be presented at national and international scientific meetings and conferences. Papers will be submitted to peer-reviewed journals. ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01794429; National Committee on Health Research Ethics project number: 36378; EudraCT nr: 2012-005404-17; The Danish Data Protection Agency project number: RHP-2012-027.

  11. The Significance of Xi Jinping’s “Chinese Dream” for Chinese Foreign Policy: From “Tao Guang Yang Hui” to “Fen Fa You Wei”

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    Sørensen, Camilla T. N.

    2015-01-01

    on the “Chinese dream”, Chinese leaders generally promote it as a continuation of China’s peaceful development strategy. However, looking more carefully there are some rather innovative elements, which support analyses from Chinese International Relations scholars that point to a gradual development of new...... thinking and a new approach in China’s foreign policy strategy under Xi that indicate big changes in the way that China engages with the international system....

  12. Treatment of antipsychotic-associated obesity with a GLP-1 receptor agonist: Protocol for an investigator-initiated prospective, randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blinded intervention study – the TAO study

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    Ishøy, Pelle Lau; Knop, Filip Krag; Broberg, Brian Villumsen

    with a GLP-1 receptor agonist (exenatide once-weekly) is safe and facilitates weight loss in non-diabetic schizophrenia patients with antipsychotic-associated obesity. Methods and analysis: Forty obese patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder treated with antipsychotic drugs will be randomised...

  13. Treatment of antipsychotic-associated obesity with a GLP-1 receptor agnoist: Protocol for an investigator-initiated prospective, randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blinded intervention study - the TAO study

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    Ishøy, Pelle Lau; Knop, Filip Krag; Broberg, Brian Villumsen

    with a GLP-1 receptor agonist (exenatide once-weekly) is safe and facilitates weight loss in non-diabetic schizophrenia patients with antipsychotic-associated obesity. Materials and methods: Forty obese patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder treated with antipsychotic drugs...

  14. Temperature profile and other data from moored buoy, profiling floats, TAO buoy, and XBT casts in a world-wide distribution from 01 June 2000 to 29 November 2000 (NODC Accession 0000403)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Temperature profile and other data were collected from multiple ships from June 1, 2000 to November 29, 2000. Data were submitted by Marine Environmental Data...

  15. Temperature profile data from moored buoy, profiling floats, TAO buoy, and XBT casts in a world-wide distribution from 21 October 2000 to 31 January 2001 (NODC Accession 0000405)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Temperature profile data were collected from multiple ships from October 21, 2000 to January 31, 2001. Data were submitted by Marine Environmental Data Service...

  16. Questa baseline and pre-mining ground-water quality investigation. 14. Interpretation of ground-water geochemistry in catchments other than the Straight Creek catchment, Red River Valley, Taos County, New Mexico, 2002-2003

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    Nordstrom, D. Kirk; McCleskey, R. Blaine; Hunt, Andrew G.; Naus, Cheryl A.

    2005-01-01

    The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the New Mexico Environment Department, is investigating the pre-mining ground-water chemistry at the Molycorp molybdenum mine in the Red River Valley, New Mexico. The primary approach is to determine the processes controlling ground-water chemistry at an unmined, off-site but proximal analog. The Straight Creek catchment, chosen for this purpose, consists of the same Tertiary-age quartz-sericite-pyrite altered andesite and rhyolitic volcanics as the mine site. Straight Creek is about 5 kilometers east of the eastern boundary of the mine site. Both Straight Creek and the mine site are at approximately the same altitude, face south, and have the same climatic conditions. Thirteen wells in the proximal analog drainage catchment were sampled for ground-water chemistry. Eleven wells were installed for this study and two existing wells at the Advanced Waste-Water Treatment (AWWT) facility were included in this study. Eight wells were sampled outside the Straight Creek catchment: one each in the Hansen, Hottentot, and La Bobita debris fans, four in a well cluster in upper Capulin Canyon (three in alluvial deposits and one in bedrock), and an existing well at the U.S. Forest Service Questa Ranger Station in Red River alluvial deposits. Two surface waters from the Hansen Creek catchment and two from the Hottentot drainage catchment also were sampled for comparison to ground-water compositions. In this report, these samples are evaluated to determine if the geochemical interpretations from the Straight Creek ground-water geochemistry could be extended to other ground waters in the Red River Valley , including the mine site. Total-recoverable major cations and trace metals and dissolved major cations, selected trace metals, anions, alkalinity; and iron-redox species were determined for all surface- and ground-water samples. Rare-earth elements and low-level As, Bi, Mo, Rb, Re, Sb, Se, Te, Th, U, Tl, V, W, Y, and Zr were determined on selected samples. Dissolved organic carbon (DOC), mercury, sulfate stable isotope composition (d34S and d18O of sulfate), stable isotope composition of water (d2H and d18O of water) were measured for selected samples. Chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) and 3He and 3H were measured for age dating on selected samples. Linear regressions from the Straight Creek ground-water data were used to compare ground-water chemistry trends in non-Straight Creek ground waters with Straight Creek alluvial ground-water chemistry dilution trends. Most of the solute trends for the ground waters are similar to those for Straight Creek but there are some notable exceptions. In lithologies that contain substantial pyrite mineralization, acid waters form with similar chemistries to those in Straight Creek and all the waters tend to be calcium-sulfate type. Hottentot ground waters contain substantially lower calcium concentrations relative to those in Straight Creek. This anomaly results from the exposure of rhyolite porphyry in the Hottentot scar and weathering zone. The rhyolite contains less calcium than the altered andesites and tuffs in the Straight Creek catchment and probably does not have the abundant gypsum and calcite. The Hansen ground waters have reached gypsum saturation and have similar calcium, magnesium, and beryllium concentrations as Straight Creek ground waters but have lower concentrations of fluoride, manganese, zinc, cobalt, nickel, copper, and lithium. Lower concentrations of elements related to mineralization at Hansen likely reflect the more distal location of Hansen with respect to intrusive centers that provided the heat source for hydrothermal alteration. The other ground water with water chemistry trends that are outside the Straight Creek trends was from an alluvial well from Capulin Canyon (CC2A). Although it had pH values near 6.0 and most major ions similar to the other Capulin Canyon ground waters, it contained high concentrations

  17. Questa Baseline and Pre-Mining Ground-Water Quality Investigation. 25. Summary of Results and Baseline and Pre-Mining Ground-Water Geochemistry, Red River Valley, Taos County, New Mexico, 2001-2005

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    Nordstrom, D. Kirk

    2008-01-01

    Active and inactive mine sites are challenging to remediate because of their complexity and scale. Regulations meant to achieve environmental restoration at mine sites are equally challenging to apply for the same reasons. The goal of environmental restoration should be to restore contaminated mine sites, as closely as possible, to pre-mining conditions. Metalliferous mine sites in the Western United States are commonly located in hydrothermally altered and mineralized terrain in which pre-mining concentrations of metals were already anomalously high. Typically, those pre-mining concentrations were not measured, but sometimes they can be reconstructed using scientific inference. Molycorp?s Questa molybdenum mine in the Red River Valley, northern New Mexico, is located near the margin of the Questa caldera in a highly mineralized region. The State of New Mexico requires that ground-water quality standards be met on closure unless it can be shown that potential contaminant concentrations were higher than the standards before mining. No ground water at the mine site had been chemically analyzed before mining. The aim of this investigation, in cooperation with the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED), is to infer the pre-mining ground-water quality by an examination of the geologic, hydrologic, and geochemical controls on ground-water quality in a nearby, or proximal, analog site in the Straight Creek drainage basin. Twenty-seven reports contain details of investigations on the geological, hydrological, and geochemical characteristics of the Red River Valley that are summarized in this report. These studies include mapping of surface mineralogy by Airborne Visible-Infrared Imaging Spectrometry (AVIRIS); compilations of historical surface- and ground- water quality data; synoptic/tracer studies with mass loading and temporal water-quality trends of the Red River; reaction-transport modeling of the Red River; environmental geology of the Red River Valley; lake-sediment chemistry; geomorphology and its effect on ground-water flow; geophysical studies on depth to ground-water table and depth to bedrock; bedrock fractures and their potential influence on ground-water flow; leaching studies of scars and waste-rock piles; mineralogy and mineral chemistry and their effect on ground-water quality; debris-flow hazards; hydrology and water balance for the Red River Valley; ground-water geochemistry of selected wells undisturbed by mining in the Red River Valley; and quality assurance and quality control of water analyses. Studies aimed specifically at the Straight Creek natural-analog site include electrical surveys; high-resolution seismic survey; age-dating with tritium/helium; water budget; ground-water hydrology and geochemistry; and comparison of mineralogy and lithology to that of the mine site. The highly mineralized and hydrothermally altered volcanic rocks of the Red River Valley contain several percent pyrite in the quartz-sericite-pyrite (QSP) alteration zone, which weather naturally to acid-sulfate surface and ground waters that discharge to the Red River. Weathering of waste-rock piles containing pyrite also contributes acid water that eventually discharges into the Red River. These acid discharges are neutralized by circumneutral-pH, carbonate-buffered surface and ground waters of the Red River. The buffering capacity of the Red River, however, decreases from the town of Red River to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) gaging station near Questa. During short, but intense, storm events, the buffering capacity is exceeded and the river becomes acid from the rapid flushing of acidic materials from natural scar areas. The lithology, mineralogy, elevation, and hydrology of the Straight Creek proximal analog site were found to closely approximate those of the mine site with the exception of the mine site?s Sulphur Gulch catchment. Sulphur Gulch contains three subcatchments?upper Sulphur Gulch, Blind Gulch, and Spring Gulc

  18. Politics, culture, and the legitimacy of disease: the case of Buerger's disease.

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    Lockwood, Stephen J; Bresler, Scott C; Granter, Scott R

    2016-09-01

    Thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO) or Buerger's disease is a rare form of vasculitis with distinctive clinical and pathological features that carries significant morbidity, often leading to amputation, and is strongly associated with tobacco smoking. Despite its distinctive clinicopathological characteristics, the existence of TAO as an entity sui generis was challenged for many years as it languished in relative obscurity. Then, as societal attitudes towards smoking changed, TAO not only became accepted as a disease entity, it quite literally became a poster child to illustrate the ills of smoking. Herein, we examine the history of TAO to illustrate the power of societal attitudes and politics in shaping medicine.

  19. Semantics-based Automated Web Testing

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    Full Text Available We present TAO, a software testing tool performing automated test and oracle generation based on a semantic approach. TAO entangles grammar-based test generation with automated semantics evaluation using a denotational semantics framework. We show how TAO can be incorporated with the Selenium automation tool for automated web testing, and how TAO can be further extended to support automated delta debugging, where a failing web test script can be systematically reduced based on grammar-directed strategies. A real-life parking website is adopted throughout the paper to demonstrate the effectivity of our semantics-based web testing approach.

  20. Th1, Th2, and Th17 Cytokine Involvement in Thyroid Associated Ophthalmopathy

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    Full Text Available To determine serum cytokine profiles in Graves’ disease (GD patients with or without active and inactive thyroid associated ophthalmopathy (TAO, we recruited 65 subjects: 10 GD only (without TAO, 25 GD + active TAO, 20 GD + TAO, and 10 healthy controls. Liquid chip assay was used to measure serum Th1/Th2/Th17 cytokines including IFN-γ (interferon-gamma, TNF-α (tumor necrosis factor-alpha, IL-1α (interleukin-1 alpha, IL-1Ra (IL-1 receptor antagonist, IL-2, IL-4, IL-6, and IL-17 and two chemokines: RANTES (regulated upon activation, normal T cell expressed and secreted and IP-10 (IFN-γ-induced protein 10. Serum levels of TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone receptor autoantibodies (TRAb were measured using an enzyme linked immunosorbent assay. Compared with healthy controls, TAO patients showed significantly elevated serum levels of IFN-γ, TNF-α, IL-1α, IL-4, IL-6, IL-17, and IP-10. Comparing active and inactive TAO, serum Th1 cytokines IFN-γ and TNF-α were elevated in active TAO, while serum Th2 cytokine IL-4 was elevated in inactive TAO. Serum Th17 cytokine IL-17 was elevated in GD but reduced in both active and inactive TAO. A positive correlation was found between TRAb and IFN-γ, TNF-α, IL-1α, IL-2, IL-4, and IL-6. Taken together, serum Th1/Th2/Th17 cytokines and chemokines reflect TAO disease activity and may be implicated in TAO pathogenesis.

  1. Direct Logistic Fuel JP-8 Conversion in a Liquid Tin Anode Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (LTA-SOFC)

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    and Biomass Applications”, Jeff Bentley, Thomas Tao, Post presentation P0437, the proceedings of 7th European SOFC Forum, July 3-7, 2006, Lucerne ...2005, Palm Spring, CA , (http://www.fuelcellseminar.com/pdf/Direct_Carbon_Fuel_Cell_Workshop/Tao_Tom.pdf). 11th of April 2008 Page 20 of 21

  2. Decreased levels of circulating sex hormones as a biomarker of lung ...

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    Jun 2, 2014 ... Decreased levels of circulating sex hormones as a biomarker of lung cancer in male patients with solitary pulmonary nodules. Tao Gu1*, Zongmei Wen2*, Shufeng Xu1, Haixia Hua1, Zhi Zhang3, Tao Wen4, Zhanzhao Fu1#, Xin Lv2. 1. Department of Oncology, First Hospital of Qinhuangdao, Qinhuangdao ...

  3. Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Jan 27, 2016 ... Home; Journals; Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy. J. Tao. Articles written in Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy. Volume 32 Issue 1-2 March-June 2011 pp 67-71 Part 2. Blazar Observations in Infrared and Optical. Variability of Blazars · J. H. Fan Y. Liu Y. Li Q. F. Zhang J. Tao O. Kurtanidze.

  4. Automated Chat Generator

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    2012-08-10

    WordNet 1 with the chat generator. WordNet is a simple lexical resource that organizes nouns, adjectives, adverbs, and verbs into sets of cognitive...DELTA_TAO> Will keep an eye out [01:04] <BRAVO_TAO> Received intel from Sao Paulo. South Korean vessels are operating in this region. [01:11

  5. Journal of Genetics | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    TAO HUANG. Articles written in Journal of Genetics. Volume 96 Issue 1 March 2017 pp 3-8 RESEARCH ARTICLE. Cloning and expression analysis of zygote arrest 1 ( Zar1 ) in New Zealand white rabbits · DAN WANG SHU-YU XIE WEI ZHANG CAI-XIA SUN TAO HUANG AN-SI WANG XUE-LEI HAN GUI-RONG SUN MING ...

  6. Promoting endothelial recovery and reducing neointimal hyperplasia using sequential-like release of acetylsalicylic acid and paclitaxel-loaded biodegradable stents

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    Lee CH; Yu CY; Chang SH; Hung KC; Liu SJ; Wang CJ; Hsu MY; Hsieh IC; Chen WJ; Ko YS; Wen MS

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    Cheng-Hung Lee,1,2 Chia-Ying Yu,2 Shang-Hung Chang,1 Kuo-Chun Hung,1 Shih-Jung Liu,2 Chao-Jan Wang,3 Ming-Yi Hsu,3 I-Chang Hsieh,1 Wei-Jan Chen,1 Yu-Shien Ko,1 Ming-Shien Wen1 1Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital-Linkou, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan; 2Department of Mechanical Engineering, Chang Gung University, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan; 3Department of Medical Imaging and Intervention, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan Introduction: This wor...

  7. Prevalence, risk factors, and clinical features of thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy in multiethnic Malaysian patients with Graves' disease.

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    Lim, Shueh Lin; Lim, Andrew Keat Eu; Mumtaz, Malik; Hussein, Elias; Wan Bebakar, Wan Mohamad; Khir, Amir S

    2008-12-01

    The prevalence of thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy (TAO) has been reported to be lower in several Asian populations than in Caucasians. The risk factors for TAO that have been demonstrated in Caucasians have not been studied in Asian populations. The aim of this study, therefore, was to determine the prevalence, risk factors, and clinical features of TAO in a cohort of multiethnic Malaysian patients with Graves' disease (GD). This was a cross-sectional study of 167 consecutive patients with GD who attended two endocrine clinics from October 2003 to September 2004. The patients were classified as Malay, Chinese, and Indian based on their ethnic characteristics as detailed in the national identity card. The patients were examined by a single individual for the presence and characteristics of TAO. Thyroid function tests were performed, and smoking history and the extent of smoking history were recorded. The prevalence rate of TAO using the American Academy of Ophthalmology diagnostic criteria was 34.7%. This increased to 46.7% if lower lid retraction was added as an alternate criterion. The observed prevalence rate was higher than expected in the Chinese patient population based on a comparison with the Malay and Indian patients, but this was not statistically significant. Smokers with GD were at 2.75 times greater risk of TAO than nonsmokers (p = 0.019). Male gender was shown to confer higher risk of TAO on univariate analysis (p = 0.003), but not on multivariate analysis. The percentage of males who smoked in the study group was relatively high (79%). The most common presentation of TAO was exophthalmos, followed by lid retraction. TAO has relatively high prevalence rate (34.7%) in three populations of Asian patients with GD. This is similar to that reported for Caucasian patients with GD. As in Caucasian patients, smoking increases the risk of TAO. In the Asian populations we studied, exophthalmos was the most common eye sign. However, lower lid retraction was

  8. Mutations in the RAM network confer resistance to the thiol oxidant 4,4'-dipyridyl disulfide

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    López-Mirabal, H Reynaldo; Winther, Jakob R; Thorsen, Michael

    2008-01-01

    might relate to bypass for abnormal septum-associated protein sorting. The broad resistance toward oxidants (DPS, diamide and H(2)O(2)) of the Deltacts1 strain links cell wall function to the resistance to oxidative stress and suggests the existence of targets that are common for these oxidants.......-specific oxidant dipyridyl disulfide (DPS) yielded tao3-516, which is impaired in the function of the RAM signaling network protein Tao3/Pag1p. We suggest that the DPS-resistance of the tao3-516 mutant might be due to deficient cell-cycle-regulated production of the chitinase Cts1p, which functions in post...

  9. Total account ownership. A new model for streamlining your business office staff.

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    A growing number of medical practices are transforming their payer-based, account follow-up staffing model to total account ownership (TAO). This approach recognizes the equally important tasks of coding, claims transmission, payment posting and refunds, which are usually divided among business office staff. TAO assigns work by payer rather than function. It ensures a fully cross-trained business office and vastly reduces the economic impact of employee absences. In addition, TAO gives every employee approximately the same workload in terms of both quantity and complexity.

  10. 實徵研究/台灣數位內容產業人才需求研究:網路人力銀行求才廣告內容分析/莊道明 │ Workforce Requirements of Digital Content Industries in Taiwan: A Job Announcements Analysis from Job Bank / Tao-Ming Chuang

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    莊道明 Tao-Ming Chuang

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    Full Text Available 台灣從西元兩千年推動兩兆雙星產業政策,在政府輔導推動下,將數位遊戲、電腦動畫、數位學習、數位影音、行動應用、網路服務、內容軟體與出版典藏等 產業,整合為數位內容產業並列入台灣雙星產業之一。根擄數位內容產業白皮書的估算,台灣數位內容產業每年約有1600至2700人才缺口。面對數位產業人 才缺口,如何透過台灣正規教育人才、在職訓練與政府人才訓練輔導體系的協助,成為數位內容產業發展的一個重要議題。本研究選取台灣104網路人力銀行,於 2008年1-3月以57家數位內容公司求才廣告進行內容分析,共歸納出十類數位內容產業人才。根據徵人廣告需求的人數、學經歷條件、語言與電腦技能之分 析,以探討台灣數位內容產業人才需求概況。研究成果提供資訊傳播、圖書資訊、資訊管理等系所學生,作為未來職涯定位或建立求職專業技能的參考。研究建議大 學生應重視個人專業作品,強化語言與電腦能力,並熟悉微軟office系列軟體之使用能力。Taiwan government had moved a “Digital Content Industry (DCI” as one of a star within its “Two Trillion/Twin Stars” industrial development policy since 2002. Digital Content Industry contains eight information and communication industries, including digital games, computerized animation, e-learning, digital audio-visual application, mobile application service, network service, content software, and digital publication collection. According to Digital Content Industry Annual Reports, there exist 1600 to 2000 jobs wanted of DCI in each year. It has become an important issue for government to supply industries sufficient qualified human  resources by means of school normal education, on-the-job training, or government job training programs. The purpose of this study is to examine workforce requirements of DCI in Taiwan by analyzing 57 corporations job advertisements from 104 Corporation, one of biggest online job banks in Taiwan, from January to March of 2008. The research result classifies ten job positions of DCI by analyzing the job titles, subject background, and language/computer skills of job description in advertisement. From survey results, the DCI industry needs multi-disciplinary specialists and employees. It recommends students should position their job orientation and develop their verbal skill and computer literacy in schooling.頁次:63-80

  11. Le symbolisme de la force vitale en Chine ancienneLes modèles et les significations dans l’alchimie taoïste opératoire du début : études centrées sur les pratiques alchimiques du Baopuzi neipian

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    Kim, Daeyeol

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    Our study concerns the Baopuzi neipian, one of the main sources on the history of early Chinese alchemy, dating from the early fourth century. Our objective is to understand the first chinese alchemists, their ideas and their practices through the models or symbolic elements related to the mysteries that taoists alchemists discerned in the invisible world. The symbols of the sun attached to the representation of vital force and the symbol of the water attached to the representation of transfo...

  12. Reply to the comment by Q.Q. Qiao et al. on ;Cenozoic tectonic deformation and uplift of the South Tian Shan: Implications from magnetostratigraphy and balanced cross-section restoration of the Kuqa depression; by Tao Zhang, Xiaomin Fang, Chunhui Song, Erwin Appel, and Yadong Wang [Tectonophysics, 2014, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2014.04.044

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    Zhang, Tao; Fang, Xiaomin; Song, Chunhui; Appel, Erwin; Wang, Yadong

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    Qiao et al. (2016) commented on our work (Zhang et al., 2014) and rejected our reinterpretation of the magnetostratigraphic results of Huang et al. (2006) and Li et al. (2006), with the results gained using the Dynamic Time Warping Algorithm technique (DTWAT) as their main basis. However, Qiao et al. (2016) did not provide details of their modeling inputs, and, in particular, the parameters they chose for their calculations, where such parameters can have a serious impact upon any results. We therefore performed calculations using the same software (i.e., Qupydon) as Qiao et al. (2016), using reliable parameter settings. The results showed that the ;interesting correlation; of a 6000 minimum cost output completely correlate with the magnetostratigraphic Chrons C18r to C3An.1n ( 40-6 Ma), which is consistent with our reinterpreted magnetostratigraphic results. Furthermore, we summarized previous biostratigraphic studies of nearby areas; the data resulting from this process also supported our reinterpreted magnetostratigraphic correlation. We were therefore able to confirm the revised magnetostratigraphic correlation of Zhang et al. (2014).

  13. Comment on "Cenozoic tectonic deformation and uplift of the South Tian Shan: Implications from magnetostratigraphy and balanced cross-section restoration of the Kuqa depression" by Tao Zhang, Xiaomin Fang, Chunhui Song, Erwin Appel, and Yadong Wang [Tectonophysics, 2014, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2014.04.044

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    Qiao, Qingqing; Huang, Baochun; Piper, John D. A.

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    The recent paper entitled: "Cenozoic tectonic deformation and uplift of the South Tian Shan: Implications from magnetostratigraphy and balanced cross-section restoration of the Kuqa depression" by Zhang et al. [Tectonophysics, 2014, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2014.04.044] discusses the Cenozoic tectonic deformation and uplift of the South Tianshan Mountains by integrating tectonic investigations, seismostratigraphic analysis and paleomagnetic dating of the thrust-fold belt in the Kuqa Depression at the southern border of the Tianshan. To support their conclusions the authors have reinterpreted a high resolution magnetostratigraphic study of the Kezilenuer Section in a paper entitled "Magnetostratigraphic study of the Kuche Depression, Tarim Basin, and Cenozoic uplift of the Tian Shan Range, Western China" by Huang et al. [Earth and Planetary Science Letters Volume 251, pages 346-364 (2006)]. We note here (i) that apparent conflicts in definition of the Xiyu Formation in the Kuche Depression as proposed by Zhang et al. (2014) require amplification and (ii) argue that their age assignment for the Kezilenuer Section is incorrect and yields an anomalously low sedimentation rate for the infilling of this foreland basin.

  14. 75 FR 47259 - Northern New Mexico Resource Advisory Committee Meeting

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    ... Peralta, Carson National Forest, 208 Cruz Alta Road, Taos, NM 87571. Comments may also be sent via e-mail... CONTACT: RAC Coordinator USDA, Carson National Forest: Ignacio Peralta, 575-758-6344, 208 Cruz Alta Rd...

  15. 75 FR 29717 - Northern New Mexico Resource Advisory Committee Meeting

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    ..., New Mexico. Written comments should be sent to Ignacio Peralta, Carson National Forest, 208 Cruz Alta... Forest: Ignacio Peralta, 575-758-6344, 208 Cruz Alta Rd., Taos, NM 87571. E-mail: [email protected

  16. Armsad vanad asjad / Jüri Kuuskemaa

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    Kuuskemaa, Jüri, 1942-

    2003-01-01

    Kunstiajaloolane Jüri Kuuskemaa hiina portselanist esemetest oma kollektsioonis - taldrik kolme Tao geeniusega 17. saj.lõpust, mütoloogiline viie olemusega loom Chilin ja tee transportimiseks mõeldud sinise maalinguga vaasid

  17. Chronic Ulcers in Thromboangiitis Obliterans (Buerger's Disease: Updating Epidemiology, Physiopathology, and Bosentan—A Novel Strategy of Therapy

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    Ignacio López de Maturana

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    Full Text Available Thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO or Buerger's disease is associated with both distal ulcers in the extremities and the possibility of amputation. The only treatment that has been shown to be effective in TAO is complete abstention from smoking. In spite of this, the disease progresses in up to 30 percent of cases and finally results in limb amputation. Only a few pharmacological and surgical options are available to date to improve healing ulcers in TAO. The efficacy of prostaglandin analogues is controversial. This paper summarizes the current evidence for medical treatment with bosentan in chronic ulcers in TAO patients. These available data up to date allow us to conclude that the beneficial effects of bosentan on improving endothelial function, inflammatory processes, and selective vasodilatation of damaged vessels result in a clinical enhancement regarding healing and preventive digital ulcers in such patients. In any case, these promising findings have to be confirmed with larger randomised trials.

  18. Application of new therapies in Graves' disease and thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy: animal models and translation to human clinical trials

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    Banga, J Paul; Nielsen, Claus H; Gilbert, Jacqueline A

    2008-01-01

    Most current approaches for treating Graves' disease are based essentially upon regimes developed nearly 50 years ago. Moreover, therapeutic approaches for complications such as thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy (TAO) and dermopathy are singularly dependent on conventional approaches of nonspecif...

  19. Indian Land Claims in Maine and Elsewhere: A Long, Costly Path.

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    American Indian Journal, 1978

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    Reviewing Indian land claims and their impact on anti-Indian groups, states, Indian Claims Commission, and the federal government, this article reviews the Maine land claim, Taos Blue Lake, and the Submarginal Lands Act of 1933. (RTS)

  20. Água viva: orienta(liza)ção modernista

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    Larissa Costa da Mata

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    .... This paper aims to analyze Água viva (1973), written by Clarice Lispector, a dissident modernist poet, by means of Taoism, philosophy that proposes the Tao, a heterogeneous unity, reminding a cyclical culture producer of strain...

  1. Democritus as Taoist

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    Rivero, Alejandro

    2003-01-01

    While similarities do naturally exist between tao and other philosophical systems, for the specific case of Democritus we can argue also the chronological parallels, the parallels in the posterior development (alchemy and mathematics) and the textual parallelism.

  2. Ilmafilosoofia ilma filosoofiata / Jüri Rato

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    Arvustus: Hoff, Benjamin. Puhh ja Tao / tlk. Mait Talts. Tln. : Olympia, 1998 ; Hoff, Benjamin. Notsu ja Te / tlk. Paavo Kivine. Tln.: Olympia, 1999 ; Allen, Roger E. ; Allen, Stephen D. Puhh lahendab probleeme / tlk. Paavo Kivine. Tallinn : Olympia, 2000

  3. NOAA's Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Project

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Realtime El Nino and La Nina data from the tropical Pacific Ocean is provided by the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean / Triangle Trans-Ocean buoy network (TAO/TRITON) of...

  4. Physical profile data collected by NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown and NOAA Ship KA'IMIMOANA during the year 2006 in the equatorial Pacific Ocean, 2006-01 to 2006-11 (NCEI Accession 0012641)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — CTD data were collected in the equatorial Pacific Ocean, during 2006, to service the TAO/TRITON array, a network of deep ocean moored buoys to support research and...

  5. Intestinal Thromboangiitis Obliterans in a Woman: A Case Report and Discussion of Chronic Ischemic Changes

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    Full Text Available Although traditionally regarded as a disease of distal extremities, mesenteric vasculature can also manifest thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO. There are 31 cases of intestinal TAO in the English literature and the majority of subjects are male. However, cases of women with TAO are becoming more common, coinciding with an increased incidence of smoking in this sex. We describe the sixth case of a female patient with classic extremity manifestations paralleled by paroxysms of abdominal angina. Intestinal TAO can mimic extremity disease of smoldering chronic ischemia punctuated by unpredictable acute episodes of gangrene. In the present case, chronic ischemia manifested as partial bowel obstruction due to stricture deformity of the ileum and profound adipocyte atrophy of mesentery.

  6. 78 FR 24234 - Certain Semiconductor Chips With DRAM Circuitry, and Modules and Products Containing Same; Notice...

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    ... by Nanya Technology Corporation of TaoYuan, Taiwan, or Nanya Technology Corporation, U.S.A. of Santa... FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Clark S. Cheney, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade...

  7. Inflight Evaluation of an Acoustic Orientation Instrument

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    tw4SCK4l TAO 4 Clock fSCK) Low Tine n Master twASCKUmn TADO slave Iw(SCKLls TAO 5 Data So"u ram (inputs) nos Master tsu~ml 100 - Slays tWe) 1OG 6 Data Hold...Mlt2 Voltage on Vt. anid VL Temipefature ColWeffcid P terenced to Ground ... 80 to - 8DV - 4OC to +851C . ......... 300 ppm/’C Typical Lead

  8. Taoistický pohled na trénování ve fotbalu a triatlonu

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    Nazev: Taoisticky pohled na trenovani ve fotbalu a triatlonu Cile prace: Objasnit pojmy taoismus a Tao, pomoci jejich charakteristiky osvetlit taoisticke vnimani sebe sama, okolniho sveta a pohybove aktivity, s naslednou aplikaci na konkretni sporty fotbal a triatlon. Metody: Deskripce, analyza, spekulace Klicova slova: Taoismus, Tao, Cchi, Jin a Jang, Wu-Wej, fotbal, triatlon, zacatecnicka mysl SUMMARY Title: The taoistic view in the football and triatlon training Objective: To explain terms...

  9. Data Mining of Extremely Large Ad-Hoc Data Sets to Produce Reverse Web-Link Graphs

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    NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA THESIS DATA MINING OF EXTREMELY LARGE AD-HOC DATA SETS TO PRODUCE REVERSE WEB-LINK GRAPHS by Tao...AND SUBTITLE DATA MINING OF EXTREMELY LARGE AD-HOC DATA SETS TO PRODUCE REVERSE WEB-LINK GRAPHS 5. FUNDING NUMBERS 6. AUTHOR(S) Tao-hsiang Chang 7...maximum 200 words) Data mining can be a valuable tool, particularly in the acquisition of military intelligence. As the second study within a larger Naval

  10. Relationship between Covalence and Displacive Phase Transition Temperature in RAO 4 and Li AO 3 ( R = Rare-Earth Element and A = Nb and Ta)

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    Tsunekawa, S.; Kamiyama, T.; Asano, H.; Fukuda, T.

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    Crystal structure analyses by TOF neutron powder diffraction are performed for RTaO4 (R = rare-earth element) and the Ta-O interatomic distances are determined. The relationship between the covalency of A -O bonds (A = Nb and Ta), which show the most shortening upon phase transition, and the transition temperature is discussed for RA O4 and LiAO3, and the parameters of Ta-O covalence are determined.

  11. Theoretical study of the reactivity trends in the Cl-abstraction ...

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    Sep 8, 2011 ... Tao C, Reid S A, Schmidt T W and Kable S H 2007. J. Chem. Phys. 126 51105. 3. Mukarakate C, Tao C, Jordan C D, Polik W F and Reid. S A 2008 J. Phys. Chem. A 112 466. 4. Krogh-Jespersen K, Yan S and Moss R A 1999 J. Am. Chem. Soc. 121 6269. 5. Hancock G, Ketley G W and MacRobert A J 1984.

  12. Iris and periocular adverse reactions to bimatoprost in Japanese patients with glaucoma or ocular hypertension

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Kenji Inoue1, Minako Shiokawa1, Michitaka Sugahara1, Risako Higa1, Masato Wakakura1, Goji Tomita21Inouye Eye Hospital, Tokyo, Japan; 2Second Department of Ophthalmology, Toho University School of Medicine, Tokyo, JapanPurpose: To prospectively investigate adverse reactions to bimatoprost in Japanese patients with glaucoma or ocular hypertension. We also examined patient attitudes to adverse reactions via a questionnaire.Methods: Fifty-two Japanese patients with glaucoma or ocular hypertension were enrolled. Iridial, eyelid, and eyelash photographs were taken before and at 6 months after bimatoprost treatment. Increase in eyelid pigmentation, iridial pigmentation, eyelash growth and bristle, and vellus hair of the lid was assessed from the photographs. Questionnaires completed by patients provided insight into their subjective judgment of adverse reactions.Results: Increase in eyelash bristle (53.8%, iris pigmentation (50.0%, eyelash growth (46.2%, vellus hair of the lid (40.4%, and eyelid pigmentation (7.7% was evident after bimatoprost treatment. The objective and subjective assessments were in agreement in terms of increase in eyelash bristle, eyelash growth, and increase in vellus hair of the lid.Conclusion: Most patients were conscious of these adverse reactions. Before administering bimatoprost, sufficient explanation of potential adverse reactions should be provided; after initiating treatment, careful observation is required.Keywords: bimatoprost, adverse reaction, eyelid pigmentation, changes in eyelashes, iris pigmentation 

  13. Some Notes on Catalogue of Southeast Asian Kitabs of Sophia University

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    Full Text Available Book Review: A Provisional Catalogue of Southeast Asian Kitabs of Sophia University compiled by Kawashima Midori, Arai Kazuhiro, Oman Fathurahman, Ervan Nurtawab, Sugahara Yumi and Yanagiya Ayumi, Tokyo: Institute of Asian Cultures - Center for Islamic Studies, Sophia University, 2010.Buku ini adalah katalog dari kitab-kitab cetak atau buku-buku Islam yang ditulis dalam bahasa Arab dan beragam bahasa di Asia Tenggara, serta dicetak di Asia Tenggara, Timur Tengah, dan Asia Selatan dengan menggunakan aksara Arab. Kitab-kitab itu dikumpulkan dalam periode Februari 2007 sampai Maret 2010 oleh para peneliti yang menjadi bagian dari proyek studi kawasan Islam yang disponsori oleh National Institutes of the Humanities di Jepang dan melibatkan lima institusi: Institute of Islamic Area Studies di Universitas Waseda, Fakultas Humaniora dan Sosiologi Universitas Tokyo, Institute of Asian Cultures di Universitas Sophia, The Toyo Bunko (Oriental Library, dan Fakultas Studi Kawasan Asia dan Afrika Universitas Kyoto.Copyright (c 2014 by SDI. All right reserved.DOI: 10.15408/sdi.v18i2.437

  14. Mental and somatic symptoms related to suicidal ideation in patients visiting a psychosomatic clinic in Japan

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    Kouichi Yoshimasu

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    Full Text Available Kouichi Yoshimasu1, Tetsuya Kondo2,4, Shoji Tokunaga3, Yoshio Kanemitsu2, Hideyo Sugahara2, Mariko Akamine2, Kanichiro Fujisawa2, Kazuhisa Miyashita1, Chiharu Kubo21Department of Hygiene, School of Medicine, Wakayama Medical University, Wakayama, Japan; 2Department of Psychosomatic Medicine, Graduate school of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan; 3Department of Medical Informatics, Kyushu University Hospital, Fukuoka, Japan; 4Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Kansai University of Health Sciences, Osaka, JapanAbstract: Patients with suicidal ideation (SI have various mental or somatic symptoms. A questionnaire-based interview elicited details concerning mental and somatic symptoms in patients visiting a psychosomatic clinic in Japan. Univariate logistic regression analyses followed by multiple regression models using a stepwise method were selected for identifying the candidate symptoms. Overall, symptoms related to depression were associated with SI in both sexes. Although women showed more various somatic symptoms associated with SI than men, many of those associations were diminished once severity of the depression was controlled. The current results suggest that a variety of self-reported symptoms, mainly related to depression, might reveal suicidal risk in outpatients with an urban hospital clinical setting.Keywords: suicidal ideation, psychosomatic clinic, subjective symptoms

  15. Overview of the Geothermal Energy Program Review X: Geothermal Energy and the Utility Market - The Opportunities and Challenges for Expanding Geothermal Energy in a Competitive Supply Market

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    Mock, John E.; Budraja, Vikram; Jaros, Richard; Yamaguchi, Tsutomu; Hinrichs, Thomas C.

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    This overview at the Geothermal Program Review X: Geothermal Energy and the Utility Market consisted of five presentations: ''Technology Advancements to Support Growth in Geothermal Power Sales in a Dynamic Utility Market'' by John E. Mock; ''Geothermal Energy Market in Southern California: Past, Present and Future'' by Vikram Budraja; ''Taking the High Ground: Geothermal's Place in the Revolving Energy Market'' by Richard Jaros; ''Recent Developments in Japan's Hot Dry Rock Program'' by Tsutomu Yamaguchi; and ''Options in the Eleventh Year for Interim Standard Offer Number Four Contracts'' by Thomas C. Hinrichs.

  16. Safety and Effectiveness of a Novel Facemask for Positive Pressure Ventilation.

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    Brown, Tod A; Szabo, Tamas A; Bridges, Kathryn H; Sabbagh, Michel J; Hand, William R; Wolf, Bethany J; Warters, Robert D

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    Manual positive pressure ventilation is an essential skill in a variety of clinical situations. The C&E technique is commonly used with standard facemasks to provide effective ventilation. The Tao mask is a novel design that allows a more ergonomic grip. A seal between the mask and face is made with downward pressure of the palm, centered on the mask, and jaw lift is achieved with 4 fingers centered under the mandible. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Tao mask compared to a standard mask before and after the administration of neuromuscular blockade (NMB) using 2 previously established ventilation scales. One hundred fifty-two patients >18 years of age who were scheduled for general anesthesia were recruited. All care team members were shown a brief instructional video on the use of the Tao mask. After induction of general anesthesia with a standardized protocol, each patient was ventilated with both the standard (Vital Signs #082510) and Tao masks and effectiveness was measured using the Han and Warters scales. This process was repeated after NMB. The sequence of masks was determined with a random-number generator. Tao mask ventilation scores were significantly better than standard mask scores on both the Han scale and the Warters scale before the administration of NMB (P effectiveness compared to a standard mask. The study design favored the standard mask because all participating practitioners had multiple years of experience with the standard mask and no prior experience with the Tao mask. Since the incidence of inadequate mask ventilation goes up significantly with inexperienced operators, the improved effectiveness of the Tao mask could be even more profound with novice operators.

  17. Orbital decompression surgery and horse chestnut seed extract improved superior orbital vein blood flow in patients with thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy

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    Yu-Jie Wu

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    Full Text Available AIM: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of orbital decomposition (OD surgery in combination with horse chestnut seed extract (HCSE, as compared to OD alone, in patients with thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy (TAO. METHODS: Sixty-two orbits from 62 TAO patients were randomly assigned to OD or OD+HCSE at 1:1 ratio (31 received OD alone, 31 received OD+HCSE. Forty-two orbits from 21 healthy subjects were used as controls. Complete ophthalmic examination and color Doppler flow imaging (CDFI were performed before surgery and 3mo post-surgery on all 62 orbits from the TAO patients. CDFI were also performed on the 42 control orbits. The effect of OD+HCSE and OD alone on TAO orbits was compared on several endpoints, including superior ophthalmic vein blood flow (SOVBF parameters, subjective assessment, soft tissue involvement, lid retraction, diplopia, eye movement restriction, degree of exophthalmos, and intraocular pressure. The control orbits were used as reference for the SOVBF parameters. RESULTS: OD surgery with or without HCSE improved SOVBF, symptoms and soft tissue involvement, decreased degree of exophthalmos and intraocular pressure in orbits of TAO patients. The OD+HCSE combination led to significantly better improvement of SOVBF than OD alone. The differences between the reductions of SOVBF in the two groups are 1.26 cm/s in max-volecity and 0.52 cm/s in min-volecity (P<0.0001. CONCLUSION: SOVBF is significantly reduced in the orbits affected with TAO, indicating that congestion may be an important factor contributing to TAO pathogenesis. OD surgery improves the SOVBF, and combination of HCSE medication and OD surgery further improved venous return than OD surgery alone.

  18. High-risk patients with inoperative aortic stenosis: use of transapical, transaortic, and transcarotid techniques.

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    Thourani, Vinod H; Li, Chun; Devireddy, Chandan; Jensen, Hanna A; Kilgo, Patrick; Leshnower, Bradley G; Mavromatis, Kreton; Sarin, Eric L; Nguyen, Tom C; Kanitkar, Mihir; Guyton, Robert A; Block, Peter C; Maas, Amanda L; Simone, Amy; Keegan, Patricia; Merlino, John; Stewart, James P; Lerakis, Stamatios; Babaliaros, Vasilis

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    Patient characteristics and procedural outcomes from nontransfemoral (non-TF) transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in high-risk or inoperable patients with aortic stenosis have been incompletely reported. The purpose of this study was to compare outcomes with non-TF TAVR access techniques including transapical (TA), transaortic (TAo), and transcarotid (TC) TAVR with a balloon-expandable valve. A retrospective review was performed of all patients undergoing TA, TAo, and TC TAVR from 2007 to 2013 at Emory University. Preoperative risk factors and postoperative outcomes were evaluated using Valve Academic Research Consortium-2 definitions. Of 469 patients undergoing TAVR during that period at our institution, 139 underwent TA TAVR, 35 had Tao TAVR, and 11 had TC TAVR. Patients undergoing TC TAVR were younger than those undergoing TA TAVR and TAo TAVR (mean ages: TC, 68.9 ± 23.6 years; TA, 81.3 ± 7.7 years; Tao, 83.8 ± 8.3 years; p = 0.017). Most patients undergoing TAo TAVR were women (82.9%), whereas patients undergoing TA TAVR were more likely to be men (62.6%). Slightly more than half of patients undergoing TA TAVR (54.7%) and TC (54.6%) TAVR had undergone previous coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), whereas no patients underwent TAo TAVR (0%). There was no preoperative difference in ejection fraction, New York Heart Association classification, significant chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and The Society of Thoracic Surgeons predicted risk of mortality between TA TAVR, Tao TAVR, and TC TAVR, respectively. Average postoperative length of stay was 9 to 11 days and was similar among groups (p = 0.22). There were 13 (9.4%) TA TAVR operative deaths and 4 (11.4%) operative deaths in the TAo TAVR group. There were no deaths in the TC TAVR group. In high-risk and inoperable patients who are not candidates for TF TAVR, careful selection of alternative access options can lead to excellent and comparable postoperative outcomes. Copyright © 2015 The

  19. The cross-cultural relationships between nurses and Filipino Canadian patients.

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    Pasco, Alberta Catherine Y; Morse, Janice M; Olson, Joanne K

    2004-01-01

    To describe culturally embedded values that implicitly guide Filipino Canadian patients' interactions with Canadian nurses and are integral to nurse-patient relationships. A focused ethnography was conducted, with a purposive sample of 23 Filipino-Canadians who received care in Canadian hospitals. Data consisted of interviews, field notes, and diary. When receiving care, patients delineated hindi ibang tao (one of us) and ibang tao (not one of us) and this determined their preference for who performed personal and private tasks or received information. The urgency of the patients' conditions, the intimacy required for most nursing procedures, and short hospitalizations meant that patients often interacted without progressing through the cultural levels of pakikitungo (formality), pakikibagay (adjustability), and pakikisama (acceptance). Rather, the crisis of being hospitalized forced patients to immediately move toward the cultural levels of pakikipagpalagayang-loob (mutual comfort) or pakikiisa (oneness). Patients' willingness to trust and to share their kapwa-oriented worldview in relating with fellow human beings, and their use of their languages of words, gaze, touch, and food, allowed nurses to become hindi ibang tao (one of us). Caregiving roles and establishing relationships also distinguished that hindi ibang tao (one of us) was to bantay (watch over) the patient, whereas ibang tao (not one of us) was expected to alaga (care for) them (i.e., provide professional care). Communicating and caring effectively requires understanding of Filipino Canadians' languages of words, gaze, touch, and food and their levels of interaction. Culturally safe nurse-patient relationships can then develop.

  20. Ocular surface inflammation, and nerve growth factor level in tears in active thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy.

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    Yoon, Jin Sook; Choi, Soo Hyun; Lee, Joon H; Lee, Sung Jun; Lee, Sang Yeul

    2010-02-01

    To measure tear nerve growth factor (NGF) concentrations in cases of active thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy (TAO) before and after glucocorticoid treatment, and to correlate NGF levels with disease inflammatory activity and thyroid autoantibody concentration. The study involved 20 patients with active TAO and 20 age- and gender-matched controls. Tear break-up time (BUT) was obtained, the Schirmer test was performed, and tear NGF/total protein ratio was measured in control subjects and patients with active TAO before, and 2 and 4 weeks after, steroid treatment. Tear BUT and Schirmer values significantly increased after 2 and 4 weeks of steroid treatment (p tear NGF/total protein ratio was higher in patients with active TAO than in control subjects, and the ratio significantly decreased after 2 and 4 weeks of steroid treatment (p Tear NGF/total protein ratio did not correlate with inflammatory activity score, exophthalmos value and thyroid binding inhibiting immunoglobulin (TBII) level (p > 0.05). Tear NGF may have a specific role in ocular surface inflammation, which protects against ocular surface damage in patients with active TAO. Anti-inflammatory treatment significantly reduced the level of NGF in tears, increased tear film stability and production, and decreased congestive symptoms.

  1. Magnetic resonance imaging with diffusion-weighted imaging in the evaluation of thyroid-associated orbitopathy: getting below the tip of the iceberg

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    Politi, Letterio Salvatore; Godi, Claudia; Falini, Andrea [San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Neuroradiology Department and Neuroradiology Research Unit, Milan (Italy); Universita Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan (Italy); Cammarata, Gabriella; Bianchi Marzoli, Stefania [IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Neurophthalmology Service, Ophthalmology Department, Milan (Italy); Ambrosi, Alessandro [Universita Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan (Italy); Iadanza, Antonella [San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Neuroradiology Department and Neuroradiology Research Unit, Milan (Italy); Lanzi, Roberto [San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Endocrinology Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Milan (Italy)

    2014-05-15

    To compare extraocular muscles (EOMs) T2, post-contrast T1 (T1Gad) signal intensity ratios (SIRs) and normalized-apparent diffusion coefficient (n-ADC) values in patients with thyroid-associated orbitopathy (TAO) at different phases of activity and severity and correlate MRI modifications to clinical evolution during follow-up. A total of 74 TAO patients were classified as active or inactive on the basis of the clinical activity score (CAS). Severity of EOM impairment was evaluated by assigning a functional score to each rectus. T2, T1Gad SIRs and n-ADC of EOMs were compared in patients with active inflammation, those with inactive disease and 26 healthy controls, and correlated with clinical scores. MRI parameter variation was correlated with clinical modifications during follow-up. All MRI parameters in TAO EOMs were significantly higher than in healthy subjects and correlated with muscle dysfunction and CAS. EOMs of active patients showed higher T2 and T1Gad SIRs than those with inactive disease. The T2 SIR and n-ADC of normally functioning TAO EOMs were higher than those of healthy controls. SIRs decreased in clinically improved and clinically stable EOMs after therapy. T2 SIR, T1Gad SIR and n-ADC are objective measures of activity and severity of EOMs in TAO patients. MRI shows clinically silent muscle involvement and modifications. (orig.)

  2. Association of Polymorphisms in Toll-Like Receptors 4 and 9 with Autoimmune Thyroid Disease in Korean Pediatric Patients

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    Won Kyoung Cho

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Toll-like receptors (TLRs have been suggested to be associated with the development of AITD. Methods. Fifteen single-nucleotide polymorphisms in 7 TLR genes were analyzed in 104 Korean children (girls = 86, boys = 18 with AITD (Hashimoto disease (HD = 44, Graves’ disease (GD = 60, thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy (TAO = 29, and non-TAO = 31 with 183 controls. Results. GD showed higher frequencies of the TLR4 rs1927911 C allele than control. TAO showed a lower frequency of the TLR4 rs1927911 CT genotype and non-TAO showed a higher frequency of the TLR4 rs1927911 CC genotype than control. The frequency of the TLR9 rs187084 CC genotype in TAO was higher than that in non-TAO. GD females showed a higher frequency of the TLR4 rs10759932 T allele, rs1927911 CC genotype, and the rs1927911 C allele than controls. GD males showed a higher frequency of the TLR4 rs10759932 CC genotype and rs1927911 TT genotype and lower frequency of the rs1927911 CT genotype than control. The frequency of the TLR4 rs10759932 CC genotype, C allele and rs1927911 TT genotype, and T allele in a GD female were lower than in a GD male. Conclusions. Our results suggest that TLR4 and 9 polymorphisms might contribute to the pathogenesis of GD and TAO.

  3. Investigation of thermal acoustic oscillations in a superconducting linac cryogenic system

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    Lobanov, Nikolai R.

    2017-07-01

    During the commissioning stage of a superconducting linear accelerator (linac) three major cryogenic systems were seen to generate thermal acoustic oscillations (TAO): the cryostat liquid helium level sensor interface, the pre-cooling line and the cryogenic distribution valve box with associated transfer tube. By using Rott's stability curves, published by other researchers elsewhere, an approximate map of the oscillations in the cryogenic systems under investigation was created for both straight and U-shaped tubes. This investigation confirmed that all systems under consideration fall within the critical range and that damping of TAO would be needed to achieve stable operation conditions. The geometry and hence the temperature distribution within the cryogenic system of the accelerator facility could not be altered arbitrarily. Possible TAO damping techniques were narrowed to two options: (a) adding restrictions at the cold end and (b) control of the helium gas pressure. In all systems, before modifications, pressure oscillations were clearly observed within the frequency range 0.25-47 Hz. In two systems TAO were observed with no liquid helium present at the cold end. The TAO investigations provided solutions that resulted in a substantial improvement in the performance of the linac cryogenic and RF stabilization systems, under test.

  4. The Dynamic Theory, A New View of Space, Time, and Matter

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    velocity toriethler witt a rekcietw eey~ -rc r wtmte crte tmvelocit -...z velcit i-iy 7-r ’rces wizt!h ’r- torld? CY dr~es itke err terence )G.CIcr Uwe...tensor would become Tao Y ua0+ P(uauO -Aao)(I-1) or Ta Y + ET -’ - ha 0 (111-107) Since the surface coordinates, xa, are the same as the first four...coefficients of viscosity reduces to two and trnPh V ,gu + 2 e u (111-117) Then,fo~v, =g nv Ph = ta=o + 2p (111-118) - and𔃾 Tao g aa aa + 2p a (111-119

  5. Varying stratospheric responses to tropical Atlantic SST forcing from early to late winter

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    Rao, Jian; Ren, Rongcai

    2017-11-01

    Using multiple reanalysis datasets and model simulations, we begin in this study by isolating the tropical Atlantic Ocean (TAO) sea surface temperature (SST) signals that are independent from ENSO, and then investigate their influences on the northern winter stratosphere. It is revealed that TAO SST forcing does indeed have significant effects on the northern winter stratosphere, but these effects vary from early to late winter in a way that explains the overall insignificant effect when the seasonal average is considered. The stratospheric polar vortex is anomalously weaker/warmer in November-December, stronger/colder in January-March, and weaker/warmer again in April-May during warm TAO years. The varying impacts of the TAO forcing on the extratropical stratosphere are related to a three-stage response of the extratropical troposphere to the TAO forcing during cold season. The tropospheric circulation exhibits a negative North Atlantic Oscillation-like response during early winter, an eastward propagating Rossby wave pattern in mid-to-late winter, and a meridional dipole over North America in spring. Associated with this is varying planetary wave activity in the stratosphere, manifested as an increase in early winter, a decrease in mid-to-late winter, and an increase again in spring. The varying modulation of stratospheric circulation by TAO forcing is consistently confirmed in three reanalysis datasets, and model simulations (fully coupled model and its component AGCM). The exception to the robustness of this verification is that the circumpolar wind response in the fully coupled model is relatively weaker, and that in its component AGCM appears a month later than observed.

  6. Fractional anisotropy and diffusivity changes in thyroid-associated orbitopathy

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    Han, Ji Sung; Seo, Hyung Suk; Lee, Young Hen [Korea University Ansan Hospital, Department of Radiology, Ansan, Gyeonggido (Korea, Republic of); Lee, Hwa [Korea University Ansan Hospital, Department of Ophthalmology, Ansan (Korea, Republic of); Suh, Sang-il [Korea University Guro Hospital, Department of Radiology, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Jeong, Eun-Kee; Sapkota, Nabraj [University of Utah, Utah Center for Advanced Imaging Research, Salt Lake City, UT (United States); Kim, Ki Joon [Nanoori Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2016-12-15

    To investigate the extraocular muscle (EOM) changes in thyroid-associated orbitopathy (TAO) on DTI and the correlations between DTI parameters and clinical features. Twenty TAO patients and 20 age- and sex-matched controls provided informed consent and were enrolled. Ten-directional DTI was acquired in orbit. Fractional anisotropy (FA), mean, axial, and radial diffusivities were obtained at medial and lateral EOMs in both orbits. EOM thickness was measured in patients using axial CT images. FA and diffusivities were compared between patients and controls. The relationships between DTI values and muscle thickness and exophthalmos were evaluated. DTI values compared between patients in active and inactive phases by clinical activity score of TAO. DTI values were also compared between acute and chronic stages by the duration of disease. In medial EOM, FA was significantly lower in patients (p < 0.001) and negatively correlated with muscle thickness (r = -0.604, p < 0.001). Radial diffusivity was significantly higher in patients (p = 0.010) and correlated with muscle thickness (r = 0.349, p = 0.027). In lateral EOM, DTI values did not differ between patients and controls. In the acute stage, the diffusivities of the medial rectus EOM were increased compared with the chronic stage. DTI values of the medial and lateral rectus EOM did not differ significantly between active and inactive phases. DTI can be used to diagnose TAO with FA and radial diffusivity change in EOM. Diffusivities can be used to differentiate acute and chronic stage of TAO. However, DTI values showed limitation in reflecting TAO activity according to the CAS. (orig.)

  7. The Oracle Inequalities on Simultaneous Lasso and Dantzig Selector in High-Dimensional Nonparametric Regression

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    During the last few years, a great deal of attention has been focused on Lasso and Dantzig selector in high-dimensional linear regression when the number of variables can be much larger than the sample size. Under a sparsity scenario, the authors (see, e.g., Bickel et al., 2009, Bunea et al., 2007, Candes and Tao, 2007, Candès and Tao, 2007, Donoho et al., 2006, Koltchinskii, 2009, Koltchinskii, 2009, Meinshausen and Yu, 2009, Rosenbaum and Tsybakov, 2010, Tsybakov, 2006, van de Geer, 2008, a...

  8. Aitken extrapolation and epsilon algorithm for an accelerated solution of weakly singular nonlinear Volterra integral equations

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    Mesgarani, H; Parmour, P [Department of Mathematics, Shahid Rajaee University, Lavizan, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Aghazadeh, N [Department of Applied Mathematics, Azarbaijan University of Tarbiat Moallem, Tabriz 53751 71379 (Iran, Islamic Republic of)], E-mail: hmesgarani@sru.ac.ir, E-mail: pparmour@yahoo.com, E-mail: aghazadeh@azaruniv.edu

    2010-02-15

    In this paper, we apply Aitken extrapolation and epsilon algorithm as acceleration technique for the solution of a weakly singular nonlinear Volterra integral equation of the second kind. In this paper, based on Tao and Yong (2006 J. Math. Anal. Appl. 324 225-37.) the integral equation is solved by Navot's quadrature formula. Also, Tao and Yong (2006) for the first time applied Richardson extrapolation to accelerating convergence for the weakly singular nonlinear Volterra integral equations of the second kind. To our knowledge, this paper may be the first attempt to apply Aitken extrapolation and epsilon algorithm for the weakly singular nonlinear Volterra integral equations of the second kind.

  9. Testing space weather connections in the solar system

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    Grison, B.; Souc̆ek, J.; Krupař, V.; Píša, D.; Santolík, O.; Taubenschuss, U.; Němec, F.

    2017-09-01

    This study aims at testing and validating tools for prediction of the impact of solar events in the vicinity of inner and outer solar system planets using in-situ spacecraft data (primarily MESSENGER, STEREO and ACE, but also VEX and Cassini), remote Jovian observations (Hubble telescope, Nançay decametric array), existing catalogues (HELCATS and Tao et al. (2005)) and the tested propagating models (the ICME radial propagation tool of the CDPP and the 1-D MHD code propagation model presented in Tao et al. (2005)).

  10. Application of new therapies in Graves' disease and thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy: animal models and translation to human clinical trials

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    Banga, J Paul; Nielsen, Claus H; Gilbert, Jacqueline A

    2008-01-01

    Most current approaches for treating Graves' disease are based essentially upon regimes developed nearly 50 years ago. Moreover, therapeutic approaches for complications such as thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy (TAO) and dermopathy are singularly dependent on conventional approaches of nonspecific...... immunosuppression. The recent development of an induced model of experimental Graves' disease, although incomplete as it lacks the extrathyroidal manifestations, provided opportunities to investigate immune intervention strategies, including influence upon the autoreactive B and T cell players in the autoimmune...... process. These major advances are generating new possibilities for therapeutic interventions for patients with Graves' disease and TAO....

  11. Application of new therapies in Graves' disease and thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy: animal models and translation to human clinical trialsTumor necrosis factor-alpha binding capacity and anti-infliximab antibodies measured by fluid-phase radioimmunoassays as predictors of clinical efficacy, of infliximab in Crohn's disease

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    Banga, J.P.; Gilbert, J.A.; El, Fassi D.

    2008-01-01

    Most current approaches for treating Graves' disease are based essentially upon regimes developed nearly 50 years ago. Moreover, therapeutic approaches for complications such as thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy (TAO) and dermopathy are singularly dependent on conventional approaches of nonspecific...... immunosuppression. The recent development of an induced model of experimental Graves' disease, although incomplete as it lacks the extrathyroidal manifestations, provided opportunities to investigate immune intervention strategies, including influence upon the autoreactive B and T cell players in the autoimmune...... process. These major advances are generating new possibilities for therapeutic interventions for patients with Graves' disease and TAO Udgivelsesdato: 2008/9...

  12. Crystal structure of post-perovskite-type CaIrO3 reinvestigated: new insights into atomic thermal vibration behaviors

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    Akihiko Nakatsuka

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Single crystals of the title compound, the post-perovskite-type CaIrO3 [calcium iridium(IV trioxide], have been grown from a CaCl2 flux at atmospheric pressure. The crystal structure consists of an alternate stacking of IrO6 octahedral layers and CaO8 hendecahedral layers along [010]. Chains formed by edge-sharing of IrO6 octahedra (point-group symmetry 2/m.. run along [100] and are interconnected along [001] by sharing apical O atoms to build up the IrO6 octahedral layers. Chains formed by face-sharing of CaO8 hendecahedra (point-group symmetry m2m run along [100] and are interconnected along [001] by edge-sharing to build up the CaO8 hendecahedral layers. The IrO6 octahedral layers and CaO8 hendecahedral layers are interconnected by sharing edges. The present structure refinement using a high-power X-ray source confirms the atomic positions determined by Hirai et al. (2009 [Z. Kristallogr. 224, 345–350], who had revised our previous report [Sugahara et al. (2008. Am. Mineral. 93, 1148–1152]. However, the displacement ellipsoids of the Ir and Ca atoms based on the present refinement can be approximated as uniaxial ellipsoids elongating along [100], unlike those reported by Hirai et al. (2009. This suggests that the thermal vibrations of the Ir and Ca atoms are mutually suppressed towards the Ir...Ca direction across the shared edge because of the dominant repulsion between the two atoms.

  13. The Possible Explanation for Secondary Microseisms Seasonal and Annual Variations

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    Kalenda, Pavel; Wandrol, I.; Holub, Karel; Rušajová, Jana

    2015-01-01

    Roč. 26, č. 2 (2015), s. 103-109 ISSN 1017-0839 R&D Projects: GA MŠk LM2010008 Institutional support: RVO:67985891 ; RVO:68145535 Keywords : microseisms * synoptic situation * LOD * thermoelastic wave Subject RIV: DC - Siesmology, Volcanology, Earth Structure Impact factor: 0.556, year: 2015 http://tao.cgu.org.tw/index.php?id=1270

  14. LOW-VOLTAGE FIELD-EMISSION SCANNING ELECTRON-MICROSCOPY OF NON-COATED GUINEA-PIG HAIR CELL STEREOCILIA

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    DUNNEBIER, EA; SEGENHOUT, JM; KALICHARAN, D; JONGEBLOED, WL; WIT, HP; ALBERS, FWJ

    1995-01-01

    The stereociliar structures of the guinea-pig cochlear organ of Corti were studied at low-voltage (1-5 kV) with field-emission scanning electron microscope (SEM) using various pre- and post-fixation methods, such as OTOTO (OsO4/thiocarbohydrazide/OsO4/thiocarbohydrazide/OsO4) and TAO (tannic

  15. Effects of 1.84 GHz radio-frequency electromagnetic field on sperm ...

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    Full Length Research Paper. Effects of 1.84 GHz radio-frequency electromagnetic field on sperm maturation in epididymis micro- environment. Guangzhou An1*, Jing Li1, Shenglong Xu1, Tao Zhao1, Kangchu Li1, Jiajin Lin1, Yan Zhou1,. Lihua Zeng2, Guozhen Guo2 and Guirong Ding1. 1Department of Radiation Biology, ...

  16. Adapting Shakespeare from Western Drama to Chinese Opera | Wu ...

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    Two hundred and forty years after his death, Shakespeare was introduced to China. It was in 1856 that the British missionary William Muirhead mentioned the Bard of Avon in his Chinese translation of British history. In 1878, the first Chinese ambassador in Britain, Guo Song-tao, saw a performance of a Shakespeare play at ...

  17. OXIDATIVE STRESS AND ANTI OXIDANTS STATUS IN PELLAGRA

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    Desireddy Neelima, Bandi Hari Krishna, Masthan Saheb, Natham Mallikarjuna Reddy.

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    Full Text Available Background and objectives: Pellagra was vanished from most parts of the world where it was formerly present due to its dietary modification. However, it is still encountered among the jowar eating populations of India. The information about the role of oxidative stress in pellagra was not established. Therefore, in this study we assessed the oxidative stress status by using malondialdehyde (MDA, total anti oxidant status (TAOS and redox ratio (RER in clinically diagnosed pellagra patients. Materials and methods: Clinically diagnosed pellagra patients aged between 18 to 40 years, both male and females were recruited (n=78 from department of Dermatology. Age and gender matched controls (n=78 were recruited from the student and residents of the hospital. Malondialdehyde (MDA is a marker of lipid peroxidation, Total Anti Oxidant Status (TAOS and Redox Ratio (RER markers were assessed by using commercially available kits. Results: There were no significant differences in the anthropometric parameters. However, the oxidative stress markers MDA (p<0.05, RER (p<0.001 were significantly high and TAOS was low (P<0.001 in pellagra patients in comparison with age and gender matched controls. Conclusion: The results of this study showed the increased MDA, RER levels and decreased TAOS levels. Estimation of these markers at early stage will help to take measures to prevent the progression of disease and develop antioxidant strategies.

  18. Reconfirmation of antimicrobial activity in the coelomic fluid of the ...

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    Weidong Pan1 2 Xianghui Liu1 Feng Ge1 Tao Zheng3. State Key Laboratory of Integrated Management of Pest Insects and Rodents, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, People's Republic of China; PO Box 27, Institute of Zoology, Beisihuan West Road 25, Beijing 100080, People's Republic of ...

  19. The Way of No-Way to Pursue Knowledge in Many Ways (Invited Paper

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    Full Text Available "The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao. The name that can be named is not the eternal name. The nameless is the beginning of heaven and earth. The named is the mother of ten thousand things. Ever desireless, one can see the mystery. Ever desiring, one can see the manifestations. These two spring from the same source but differ in name; this appears as darkness. Darkness within darkness. The gate to all mystery."–Lao Tsu (B.C. 2500 The above is an English translation of the first verse of the book "Tao Te Ching" by Lao Tsu. A working meaning of the word "Tao" is "way". The technical jargon "multidisciplinary research" or "interdisciplinary research" are research in many named established areas (i.e. chemistry, physics, sociology, mathematics, statistics, theology, philosophy, political science etc. by an individual or a group of individuals. This type of research has a mysterious common theme that cannot be isolated but is present in the manifestations in various research disciplines. One example of a common theme can be the goal of a new technological innovation. In this article, the problems and solutions of such endeavors are identified by practical analogies of living and nonliving natural phenomena to the above quoted verse by Lao Tsu.

  20. A Directional Entropic Force Approach to Assemble Anisotropic Nanoparticles into Superlattices

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    and catalysis .[1] Indeed, theo- retical studies have shown that certain types of crystalline arrays of nanoparticles could potentially be used to...Mater. 2007, 6, 557 – 562. [5] Z. Quan, J. Fang, Nano Today 2010, 5, 390 – 411. [6] A. Tao, P. Sinsermsuksakul, P. Yang, Nat. Nanotechnol. 2007, 2

  1. Single crystalline tantalum oxychloride microcubes: controllable synthesis, formation mechanism and enhanced photocatalytic hydrogen production activity.

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    Tu, Hao; Xu, Leilei; Mou, Fangzhi; Guan, Jianguo

    2015-08-11

    Single crystalline microcubes of a new tantalum compound, tantalum oxychloride (TaO2.18Cl0.64), have been fabricated hydrothermally in a concentrated aqueous solution of hydrochloric acid and acetic acid. They contain a superstructure and exhibit remarkably enhanced photocatalytic activities for hydrogen production due to the improved light harvest and facilitated charge transport.

  2. Analysis of the Dynamics and Control of a Two Degree of Freedom Robotic Manipulator Mounted on a Moving Base.

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    terence between the Lwo ,*’-,,i:- t5 on che or-ner ri triti, t.:1e motion of the manipulator mounted on the back of a truck would cause the truck itself... TAO DEGREE OF 2-f FREEDOM ROBOTIC MRNIPULATOR MOUNTED ON R MOVING BASE (U) RMY MILITARY PERSONNEL CENTER ALEXRNDRIA VA UNCLASSIFIED R LYNCH 18 OCT 85 F

  3. Millimeter Wave Scatter and Attenuation Measurements on Snow Slabs.

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    1981-09-01

    TERENCE J. ELKINS Chief, Propagation Branch Electromagnetic Sciences Division APPROVED: ALLAN C. SCHELL, Chief Electromagnetic Sciences Division...assumption, 1IIca Sueilrent eS lciV Made dii’ectlv at 35 amd 98 (iz. wheore 50-dB variable p recis ion attenuato’s %%ere aveail:ble. Thc tao trvans

  4. Lightweight HMMWV Armored Doors: A Detailed Approach of the Fabrication Process

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    2007-02-01

    9 v Acknowledgments The authors would like to thank and acknowledge the support of the following: Mr. Terence Taylor of...ATTN M J MURPHY W TAO L282 A HOLT L290 PO BOX 808 LIVERMORE CA 94550 3 CALTECH ATTN M ORTIZ MS 105 50 G RAVICHANDRAN T J

  5. Liquid Tin Anode SOFC JP-8 Start-up

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    2008-10-01

    Carbon Conversion Workshop, Nov 14, 2005, Palm Spring, CA ,(http://www.fuelcellseminar.com/pdf/Direct_Carbon_Fuel_Cell_Workshop/T ao_Tom.pdf...Direct Fuel Cell for JP-8, Coal and Biomass Applications”, Jeff Bentley, Thomas Tao, Post presentation P0437, the proceedings of 7th European SOFC Forum, July 3-7, 2006, Lucerne , Switzerland.

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    Items 51 - 100 of 813 ... Vol 25, No 1 (2016), Awareness and attitude towards HPV and its vaccines among market women in Bodija Market, Ibadan, Abstract. OO Bello, TAO Oluwasola, ... Vol 25, No 3 (2016), Bacterial contamination in a special care baby unit of a tertiary hospital in Jos, Nigeria, Abstract. Mark O. Okolo, Bose O.

  7. A Comparison between Adomian Decomposition and Tau Methods

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    results on the examples are shown to validate the proposed ADM as an effective numerical method to solve the integro-differential equations. The numerical results show that ADM method is very effective and convenient for solving differential equations than Tao method.

  8. SCAP gene polymorphisms decrease the risk of nonalcoholic fatty ...

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Genetics; Volume 92; Issue 3. SCAP gene polymorphisms decrease the risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in females with metabolic syndrome. Shanshan Sun Miao Wang Haiyan Song Tao Wu Huafeng Wei Songhua He Zhaoguo Ding Guang Ji. Research Note Volume 92 Issue 3 December ...

  9. 78 FR 5480 - Draft Candidate Conservation Agreement With Assurances and Draft Environmental Assessment; Rio...

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    ..., poor habitat conditions, fire, drought, and the effects of climate change. Because of the range... historically occupied streams. The proposed CCAA would be in effect for 25 years on Vermejo Park Ranch in Taos... cumulative impacts of the CCAA on the quality of the human environment and other natural resources. Public...

  10. An Analysis of Methodologies and Best Practices for Rapidly Acquiring Technologies to Meet Urgent Warfighter Needs

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    importance. If it needs money and it’s not that important, it gets killed in a heartbeat. There is no peanut butter jelly spreading of the funds. 3...obligation authority (TAO) for the Army last year, I believe, was about $133B dollars. $200M dollars is moon dust. Ok, so we do a whole lot of good

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    Items 151 - 200 of 544 ... Vol 33, No 1 (2016), Effectiveness of hyoscine butyl bromide in shortening the first stage of labour – case series and review of literature, Abstract. AL Akintan, TAO Oluwasola. Vol 19, No 1 (2002), Effectiveness of Information, Education and Communication (IEC) on the Public Acceptability of Unsafe ...

  12. Tropical Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Vol 33, No 1 (2016)

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    Effectiveness of hyoscine butyl bromide in shortening the first stage of labour – case series and review of literature · EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. AL Akintan, TAO Oluwasola, 32-36 ...

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    Correlation of expressions of S100A8 and S100A9 and its prognostic potential in nasopharyngeal carcinoma · EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. Wenbing Hu, Gangsheng Wang, Lun Ye, Jun Chen, Xi Chen, Lei Gu, Zezhang Tao, 2577-2583 ...

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Genetics. SHUYU XIE. Articles written in Journal of Genetics. Volume 96 Issue 2 June 2017 pp 313-318 RESEARCHARTICLE. Molecular characterization and expression of the GDF9 gene in New Zealand white rabbits · CAIXIA SUN SHUYU XIE TAO HUANG WEI ZHANG ANSI WANG DAN ...

  15. Ratio of the Core to the Extended Emissions in the Comoving Frame ...

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy; Volume 38; Issue 2. Ratio of the Core to the Extended Emissions in the Comoving Frame for Blazars. Yun-Tian Li Shao-Yu Fu Huan-Jian Feng Si-Le He Chao Lin Jun-Hui Fan Denise Costantin Yu-Tao Zhang. Research Article Volume 38 Issue 2 June 2017 Article ID ...

  16. The Plumed Serpent and the Red Atlantis.

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    Willard, William

    1988-01-01

    Examines work of author D.H. Lawrence and John Collier, later Bureau of Indian Affairs Commissioner, during 1920s when they stayed as Mabel Dodge Luhan's guests in Taos, New Mexico. Examines their perceptions of Pueblo Indian culture, federal-Indian relationship, and Indian influences on Lawrence's and Collier's work. (TES)

  17. Connections between the Radio, Optical and Soft X-ray Luminosities ...

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    Jan 27, 2016 ... Zhi-Fu Chen1 Cai-Juan Pan1 You-Bing Li2 Yu-Tao Zhou3. Department of Physics and Telecommunication Engineering of Baise University, Baise 533000, China. Guangzhou City Construction College, Guangdong 510925, China. Center for Astrophysics, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou 510006, China.

  18. Internet addiction: Do two diagnostic criteria measure the same thing?

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    Full Text Available Aim and Objective: To assess the agreement or concordance between two diagnostic criteria for Internet addiction (IA and to study the relationship between IA as per these criteria and socio-demographic and Internet use profile. Methodology: A cross-sectional design was followed. Six hundred participants, aged 18-40 years, having a personal Internet connection and using Internet for at least 1 year were evaluated using a semi-structured interview, on the Young′s Diagnostic Questionnaire, and IA diagnostic criteria developed by Tao et al., (2009. Results: Prevalence of IA varied from 1.2% to 21% depending on the assessment instrument. There is good level of concordance between Young′s IA criteria and Tao et al. "2 + 1" criteria, but the level of concordance reduced with the use of course and dysfunction criteria of Tao et al. Among the different Internet variables, age at first use, age at which the person starts regular use and total duration of nonessential use were related to development of IA. Conclusion: Findings of the present study suggest that there is good level of concordance between Young′s IA criteria and Tao et al. "2 + 1" criteria but the level of concordance reduces with the use of course and dysfunction criteria. This study also suggests that chances of IA increases with regular use of Internet and for a longer duration for nonessential uses.

  19. A study of the frequency of methylation of gene promoter regions in ...

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    ... Pingjen City, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan (Republic of China); Department of Public Health, College of Medicine, Fu-Jen Catholic University, No. 510, Jhong-Jheng Rd., Sin-Jhuang, New Taipei, Taiwan (Republic of China); Department of Health Business Administration, Meiho University, No.23, Pingguang Rd., Neipu, Pingtung, ...

  20. Global solutions with infinite energy for the one-dimensional Zakharov system

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    Full Text Available The one-dimensional Zakharov system is shown to have a unique global solution for data without finite energy. The proof uses the ``I-method'' introduced by Colliander, Keel, Staffilani, Takaoka, and Tao in connection with a refined bilinear Strichartz estimate.

  1. Characterization and phylogenetic analysis of α-gliadin gene ...

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    Characterization and phylogenetic analysis of α-gliadin gene sequences reveals significant genomic divergence in Triticeae species. Guang-Rong Li, Tao Lang, En-Nian Yang, Cheng Liu and Zu-Jun Yang. J. Genet. 93, 725–731. Table 1. The α- gliadin gene sequences in tested Triticeae species. USDA. Genome.

  2. A Fluorescence Histological Technique for the Investigation of Capillary Damage in Experimental Muscle Trauma,

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    of tAo nf o.n,atlon On this pag ) : No Limitation 14 DESCRIPTORS Wounds; Gunshot wounds; Fluorescence; Fluorescent dyes; Capilar ies ( Anatomy ... xylem . andmounted In a medium consisting of polystyrene and dibutyl pbtbalate in xy1en~~~ T~~~diate1y after mounting the sections wars vi sd under a

  3. 78 FR 18783 - Establishment of the R[iacute]o Grande del Norte National Monument

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    ... the Taos Plateau, the pi ons at the base of Ute Mountain, and the spruce, aspen, and Douglas fir... array of natural and scientific resources, ensuring that the historic and scientific values of this area... firewood and pi on nuts in the monument for personal non- commercial use consistent with the purposes of...

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Chemical Sciences. Wenzhong Cheng. Articles written in Journal of Chemical Sciences. Volume 126 Issue 6 November 2014 pp 1623-1627 Rapid Communications. Synthesis and properties of a dual responsive hydrogel by inverse microemulsion polymerization · Tao Wan Min Xu Liyi Chen ...

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Genetics; Volume 94; Online resources. Polymorphism of Prophet of Pit-1 gene and its relationship with litter size of Small Tail Han sheep. Qiuyue Liu Caixia Geng Mingxing Chu Hongquan Chen Mei Jin Yingjie Zhang Ran Di Tao Feng Ning Li. Volume 94 Online resources 2015 pp e27-e30 ...

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Chemical Sciences. Min Xu. Articles written in Journal of Chemical Sciences. Volume 126 Issue 6 November 2014 pp 1623-1627 Rapid Communications. Synthesis and properties of a dual responsive hydrogel by inverse microemulsion polymerization · Tao Wan Min Xu Liyi Chen Daqing Wu ...

  7. Mining Program Source Code for Improving Software Quality

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    Maintenance (ICSM). 2010/09/12 00:00:00, Timi oara, Romania. : , 05/09/2013 44.00 Rahul Pandita, Tao Xie, Nikolai Tillmann, Jonathan de Halleux. Guided...test generation for coverage criteria, 2010 IEEE 26th International Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM). 2010/09/12 00:00:00, Timi oara

  8. Worldwide Report, Arms Control

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    sented Comrade Gorbachev with a peace petition which was signed by 1.5 million Americans. 16 JPRS-TAO85-065 16 December 1985 U.S.-USSR GENEVA...here as evidenced and mirrored in the press today. The newspaper LA SUISSE , carrying a report on the press conference, wrote: "The Soviet leader

  9. Adhikari SD Zero-sum problems with subgroup weights 259 ...

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    Subbiah M. On short wave stability and sufficient conditions for stability in the extended. Rayleigh problem of hydrodynamic stability. 387. Sun Jitao see Ma Yajun. 249. Sury B see Adhikari S D. 259. Szal Bogdan. Embedding relations connected with str- ong approximation of Fourier series 563. Tao Jicheng see Dong Zhe.

  10. [Long-term evaluation of spinal cord electric stimulation in peripheral vascular disease].

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    Duato Jané, A; Lorente Navarro, C; Azcona Elizalde, J M; Revilla Martín, J M; Marsal Machín, T; Buisán Bardají, J M

    1993-01-01

    We reported an study about the Electric Medullar Stimulation on Peripheral Vascular Pathology, in cases of critical Ischaemia of lower limbs. Short-time and longtime results are exposed. Arteriopathies included into the study were: arteriosclerosis, "mixed arteriopathy and TAO". Examination was made by Doppler-Ultrasonography.

  11. Isolation, purification and effects of hypoglycemic functional ...

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    Isolation, purification and effects of hypoglycemic functional polysaccharides from Inonotus obliquus. Tao Hu, Ping Liu, Yuanying Ni, Chuntao Lu. Abstract. Inonotus obliquus is generally used for the treatment of diseases such as cancers, angiocardiopathy and diabetes. However, few studies are available on its functional ...

  12. A one-step single source route to carbon nanotubes

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    Author Affiliations. Tao Cheng1 Zhiyong Fang1 Guifu Zou1 Qixiu Hu1 Biao Hu1 Xiaozhi Yang1 Youjin Zhang1. Department of Chemistry, Research Centre of Tobacco and Health, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, P.R. China ...

  13. 77 FR 40565 - Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for...

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    ...-580-839...... 5/1/11-4/30/12 Huvis Corporation Saehan Industries, Inc. Woongjin Chemical Company, Ltd... Corp. Kao Hsing Chang Iron & Steel Corp., also known as Kao Hsiung Chang Iron & Steel Corp. Shin Yang...., Ltd. ] Changzhou Steel Pipe Factory ChangZhou TaoBang Petroleum Tube Co., Ltd. Changzhou Tongchuang...

  14. Children's Books. Book Reviews.

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    Moulton, Kate

    1994-01-01

    Reviews 10 children's books, published or reissued 1988-93, about daily life, traditional culture, and schooling among Taos Pueblo, Zuni Pueblo, Navajo, Inuit, Guatemalan, and other Native peoples, as well as tales from Native American oral tradition, the life of a buffalo, and Cherokee and Athapascan historical fiction. Includes grade range and…

  15. Practical Sub-Nyquist Sampling via Array-Based Compressed Sensing Receiver Architecture

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    2016-07-10

    channels capable of operating at 4 different sampling rates up to 2 GSPS. We are in the process of integrating an antenna array for over-the-air testing . The...1] E. J. Candès, J. K. Romberg , and T. Tao, “Robust uncertainty principles: exact signal reconstruction from highly incomplete frequency

  16. Blind Compressed Image Watermarking for Noisy Communication Channels

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    2015-10-26

    Lenna test image [11] for our simulations, and gradient projection for sparse recon- struction (GPSR) [12] to solve the convex optimization prob- lem...E. Candes, J. Romberg , and T. Tao, “Robust uncertainty prin- ciples: exact signal reconstruction from highly incomplete fre- quency information,” IEEE

  17. Bi Sparsity Pursuit: A Paradigm for Robust Subspace Recovery

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    Here we test our method in both scenarios using surveillance videos from MIT traffic dataset [20]. In Fig.4, we show the segmentation results with a...2011. [3] Emmanuel J. Candès, Justin K. Romberg , and Terence Tao. Robust uncertainty principles: exact signal reconstruction from highly incomplete

  18. A Review of Sparsity-Based Methods for Analysing Radar Returns from Helicopter Rotor Blades

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    2016-09-01

    of the sensing matrix Φ, there is still probability of failure of the RIP for a particular realisation of a random matrix. In addition, testing ...implications for compressed sensing’. In: Comptes Rendus Mathematique 346 (910), 589–592. 19. Candes, E. J., Romberg , J. and Tao, T. (Feb. 2006) ‘Robust

  19. Role of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in phytoremediation of heavy ...

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    May 18, 2016 ... and antioxidant enzyme activities of ryegrass (Lolium perenne L. cv. Apollo). J. Exp. Bot. 51:945-953. Chen BD, Li X, Tao HQ, Christie P, Wong MH (2003). The role of arbuscular mycorrhiza in zinc uptake by red T. repens growing in a calcareous soil spiked with various quantities of zinc. Chemosphere.

  20. In harmony with nature: A pioneer conservationist's bungalow home

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    2014-01-01

    On February 2, 1912, Aldo Leopold (1887-1948) wrote to his fiancee, Estella Bergere, in Santa Fe that the Forest Service had appropriated $650 to build a new supervisor's quarters he had designed at Tres Piedras, New Mexico, northwest of Taos. At the time, Leopold was about to become the new Forest Supervisor of the Carson National Forest in Tres Piedras. Later...

  1. African Journal of Biotechnology - Vol 10, No 22 (2011)

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    Fluorescent amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) analysis of genetic diversity and relationship of Chinese Rosa rugosa germplasm resources · EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. L Feng, L Sheng, D Shao, J Tao, L Zhao, 4524-4531 ...

  2. Journal of Genetics | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    However, no significant association was detected between IL-6-174-G/C gene polymorphism and AIS. Volume 96 Issue 1 March 2017 pp 3-8 RESEARCH ARTICLE. Cloning and expression analysis of zygote arrest 1 ( Zar1 ) in New Zealand white rabbits · DAN WANG SHU-YU XIE WEI ZHANG CAI-XIA SUN TAO HUANG ...

  3. Influence of Knowledge of Spousal Fertility Cycles on Male ...

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    methods by Nigerian men5 while Wusu explored how the family structure and family size were dependent ..... increase in basal body temperature (23.8%). Interestingly, most men correctly identified the ovulation of ..... Author TAO conceptualized the study, drafted the study protocol and obtained ethical approval to execute ...

  4. Polymorphism of Prophet of Pit-1 gene and its relationship with litter ...

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    Polymorphism of Prophet of Pit-1 gene and its relationship with litter size of Small Tail Han sheep. QIUYUE LIU1, CAIXIA GENG2, MINGXING CHU1∗, HONGQUAN CHEN2, MEI JIN3, YINGJIE ZHANG4, RAN DI1,. TAO FENG1 and NING LI5. 1Key Laboratory of Farm Animal Genetic Resources and Germplasm Innovation of ...

  5. TREATY OF GUADALUPE HIDALGO: Definition and List of Community Land Grants in New Mexico. Exposure Draft

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    Sandoval Casa Colorado (Town of) 1823 Socorro Cebolla (Juan Carlos Santistevan) 1846 Taos Domingo Fernández (Ethan W. Eaton; Pueblo de San Cristóbal...Dismissed by claimant Cebolla 1896 f f Juan Carlos Santistevan Chaca Mesa 1895 1899 47,258.71 Ignacio Chávez Chamisos Arroyo Rejected Bartolomé Marques

  6. Extensions of Hardy inequality

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    2006-01-01

    In this paper we prove sharp Hardy inequalities by using Maximal function theory. Our results improve and extend the well-known results of G.Hardy \\cite{Ha04}, T.Cazenave \\cite {Ca03}, J.-Y.Chemin\\cite {Ch06} and T.Tao\\cite {TT06}.

  7. On Trace Zero Matrices

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    The way to think about matrices and understand matrix- multiplication is geometrically. When viewed properly, the reason for the validity of the example of the previous paragraph is this: if TA denotes the operation of 'coun- terclockwise rotation of the plane by 90°', and if T B de- notes 'projection onto the x-axis', then TAoTB, ...

  8. Decreased total antioxidant levels and increased oxidative stress in ...

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    Background: Chronic hyperglycaemia in diabetes mellitus leads to increased lipid peroxidation in the body, followed by the development of chronic complications due to oxidative stress. Objective: The aim of this study was to compare total antioxidant (TAO) levels and oxidative stress in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) ...

  9. Fluorescent Silicate Materials for the Detection of Paraoxon

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    Adsorbed on SiO2/ SnO2 /phosphate Prepared by the Sol-gel Method. Application in Electroreduction of Dissolved Dioxygen. Electrochim. Acta 2005, 50...on SiO2/ SnO2 /Phosphate Prepared by the Sol-gel Method. J. Electroanal. Chem. 2005, 583, 300-306. 15. Tao, S.; Li, G. Porphyrin-doped Mesoporous

  10. Microsatellite development and characterization for Saurogobio ...

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    May 30, 2016 ... Zhang, X., D. Yu, H. Wang, A. Wan, M. Chen, F. Tao and Z. Song 2015. Effects of fish community on occurrences of Yangtze finless porpoise in confluence of the Yangtze and Wanhe Rivers. Environmental. Science and Pollution Research Online, 1-10. Received 28 March 2016, in final revised form 17 May ...

  11. Targeted biological therapies for Graves' disease and thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy. Focus on B-cell depletion with Rituximab

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    Hegedüs, Laszlo; Smith, Terry J; Douglas, Raymond S

    2011-01-01

    Based on experience from the treatment of other autoimmune diseases and because of the limitations imposed by existing therapeutic options for Graves' disease (GD) and thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy (TAO), rituximab (RTX) was recently proposed as a novel therapy option. Here, we summarize...

  12. TSHR as a therapeutic target in Graves' disease.

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    Smith, Terry

    2017-04-01

    Graves' disease (GD) and thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy (TAO) are thought to result from actions of pathogenic antibodies mediated through the thyrotropin receptor (TSHR). This leads to the unregulated consequences of the antibody-mediated receptor activity in the thyroid and connective tissues of the orbit. Recent studies reveal antibodies that appear to be directed against the insulin-like growth factor-I receptor (IGF-IR). Areas covered: In this brief article, I attempt to review the fundamental characteristics of the TSHR, its role in GD and TAO, and its relationship to IGF-IR. Strong evidence supports the concept that the two receptors form a physical and functional complex and that IGF-IR activity is required for some of the down-stream signaling initiated through TSHR. Recently developed small molecules and monoclonal antibodies that block TSHR and IGF-IR signaling are also reviewed in the narrow context of their potential utility as therapeutics in GD and TAO. The Pubmed database was searched from its inception for relevant publications. Expert opinion: Those agents that can interrupt the TSHR and IGF-IR pathways possess the potential for offering more specific and better tolerated treatments of both hyperthyroidism and TAO. This would spare patients exposure to toxic drugs, ionizing radiation and potentially hazardous surgeries.

  13. Synthesis and characterization of MoO3–WO3 composite thin films ...

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    . 526. Nagayama H, Honda H and Kawahara H 1988 J. Electrochem. Soc. 135 2013. Sohn J R, Han J S and Lim J S 2005 Mater. Chem. Phys. 91 558. Tao H and Jiannian Y 2006 Prog. Mater. Sci. 51 810. Yao J N, Hashimoto K and Fujishima ...

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Genetics. ANSI WANG. Articles written in Journal of Genetics. Volume 96 Issue 2 June 2017 pp 313-318 RESEARCHARTICLE. Molecular characterization and expression of the GDF9 gene in New Zealand white rabbits · CAIXIA SUN SHUYU XIE TAO HUANG WEI ZHANG ANSI WANG DAN ...

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    Pergamon Press for AGARD) p. 407. Santangelo J U and Tao J C 1990 in Supplementary Volume 2 to the Encyclopedia of materials science and engineering (ed.) R W Cahn (Oxford: Pergamon Press) pp. 1192–1196. Smith CH 1993 in Rapidly solidified alloys(ed.) HH Liebermann (New York; Marcel Dekker) pp. 617–663.

  16. Dimedone Derivative

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    cyclohexane-1,3-dione} Plays an. Important Role in Breast Cancer Treatment. Ling-Qin Song1, Hua-Feng Kang1*, Di Liu1, Zhi-Jun Dai1, Jian-Jun He2, Bao-. Feng Wang1, Yang Zhao1, Xi-Jing Wang1 and Wen-Tao Xi1. 1Department of Oncology ...

  17. Use of crushed recycled glass in the construction of local roadways current status of recycled glass collection and processing in the State of Ohio.

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    Junliang (Julian) Tao, ORCiD: 0000-0002-3772-3099 : Glass cullet is produced from crushing waste glass collected in municipal and industrial waste streams to a specific size. In Ohio, it is primarily used in new glass container manufacturing. One pos...

  18. Maritime Threat Response

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    identified, and progress is tracked and maintained (see Gantt Chart, Appendix C). Once the template for the project is established, the work may begin...Equation 3 is used for the LCS-class ship.95 The T-AO-187 Henry Kaiser-class MSC ship was utilized as an analogous ship class to estimate fuel

  19. Feature Selection and Classifier Development for Radio Frequency Device Identification

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    of the Tao Te Ching and verse 61 of the Hua Hu Ching [207, 208]. Locke considered thinking as part sensation and part reflection, extending Descartes ...172, pp. 87- 105, 1970. [210] S. Tomaselli, "The First Person: Descartes , Locke and Mind-Body Dualism," History of Science, vol. 22, pp. 185-205

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    Jul 21, 2009 ... Targeting melanocortin receptors for the treatment of obesity. Drug Discovery. Today: Ther Strateg 2006;3(4):569–76. 21. Tao Y-X, Segaloff DL. Functional analyses of melanocortin-4 receptor mutations identified from patients with binge eating disorder and non-obese or obese subjects. J Clin Endocrinol ...

  1. A COMBINED SCANNING AND TRANSMISSION ELECTRON-MICROSCOPIC INVESTIGATION OF HUMAN (SECONDARY) CATARACT MATERIAL

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    Cataract lenses from patients of advanced age were processed for SEM by standard pre-fixation followed by treatment by the Tannine-Arginine-Osmiumtetroxide (TAO) method and critical point drying, and for TEM by standard pre-fixation followed by vibratomation, standard post-fixation, ultramicrotome

  2. Erratum to

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    "Treatment of antipsychotic-associated obesity with a GLP-1 receptor agonist (GLP-1RA): The TAO trial" is the first clinical investigation of GLP-1RA treatment (exenatide 2 mg once-weekly or placebo) in antipsychotic-treated schizophrenia patients with obesity.1 Recently, we published the main re...

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    Items 201 - 250 of 1250 ... Jing-tao Wu, Gui-wen Yang, Cui-hua Qi, Lei Zhou, Jian-guo Hu, Mao-shan Wang. Vol 8, No 4 (2011), Anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antipyretic effects of Lepidagathis anobrya Nees (Acanthaceae), Abstract PDF. WR Sawadogo, M Lompo, N Somé, IP Guissou, O-G Nacoulma-Ouedraogo.

  4. To Help My People: The Evolution of a Paraprofessional.

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    Archuleta, Carlos

    Half Pueblo and half white, a young man grew up in the Taos Pueblo, made contributions to his Indian people, and decided to work as a mental health professional. Having grown up learning the Indian ways, the young man accepted his heritage and pursued a college education in Social Work after working as a teacher's aide at the Pueblo Day School,…

  5. Journal of Genetics | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Yu-Song Guo Zhong-Duo Wang Cheng-Zhong Yan Yu-Lan Zhang Jin-Nan Zheng Yuan-Min Xu Tao Du Chu-Wu Liu · More Details Fulltext PDF. pp e37-e43. Development of thirty-four novel polymorphic microsatellite markers in Coilia ectenes (Clupeiformes: Engraulidae) and cross-species amplification in two closely ...

  6. Multiple complications due to osteoradionecrosis in a patient with thromboangiitis obliterans.

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    Barkhuysen, R.; Janssens, G.O.; Wilde, P.C.M. de; Merkx, M.A.W.

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    A case is presented of a patient with thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO) who developed severe necrosis of the intraoral soft tissues and maxillary and mandibular bone after radiotherapy for a cT2N0M0 squamous cell carcinoma of the soft palate. Multiple surgical procedures including partial resection

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Genetics. GUIRONG SUN. Articles written in Journal of Genetics. Volume 96 Issue 2 June 2017 pp 313-318 RESEARCHARTICLE. Molecular characterization and expression of the GDF9 gene in New Zealand white rabbits · CAIXIA SUN SHUYU XIE TAO HUANG WEI ZHANG ANSI WANG DAN ...

  8. Strategy for a Military Spiritual Self-Development Tool

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    2008-12-12

    Shinto , the “Sino-Japanese group,” in China (Confucius lived during this period, and Lao-tse, legendary author of the Tao-Te-ching, may have been his...various religions), Zen Buddhism (combining Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism), and a Japanese syncretistic Buddhism (combining Buddhism and Shinto

  9. Learner Outcomes in Science in South Africa: Role of the Nature of Learner Difficulties with the Language for Learning and Teaching Science

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    Oyoo, Samuel Ouma

    2017-01-01

    Paul Leslie Gardner pioneered the study of student difficulties with everyday words presented in the science context (Gardner 1971); several similarly designed studies (e.g. Cassels and Johnstone 1985; Tao in "Research in Science Education," 24, 322-330, 1994; Farell and Ventura in "Language and Education," 12(4), 243-254,…

  10. Prevalence of HIV and malaria: a cross-sectional study on Bioko ...

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    Prevalence of HIV and malaria: a cross-sectional study on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea. Xiangbin Zheng, Min Lin, Dong-De Xie, Jian Li, Jiang-Tao Chen, Urbano Monsuy Eyi, Santiago-m Monte-Nguba, Juan Carlos Sala Ehapo, Hui Yang, Hui-Tian Yang, Li-Ye Yang ...

  11. Watch It

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    Bolch, Matt

    2008-01-01

    For the school chief information officer (CIO), safeguarding students and facilities is as much a part of the job description as keeping the data networks running and the servers protected from hackers. This article describes how two districts, Miami-Dade County Public Schools and Taos Municipal Schools, secured their surveillance systems. The…

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    ..., 21, and 29 of U.S. Patent No. 7,495,453 against respondents Nanya Technology Corporation of TaoYuan, Taiwan and Nanya Technology Corporation, U.S.A. of Santa Clara, California. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Clark S. Cheney, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street...

  13. 78 FR 72700 - Notice of Inventory Completion: History Colorado, formerly Colorado Historical Society, Denver, CO

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    ... and the Pueblo of Taos, New Mexico, were invited to consult but did not participate. History and... National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: History Colorado, formerly Colorado Historical Society, Denver, CO AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: History Colorado has...

  14. Selenium supplementation in thyroid associated ophthalmopathy:an update

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    Aruna Dharmasena

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available The therapeutic effect of selenium (Se has already been proven in thyroid disease and thyroid associated ophthalmopathy (TAO. In spite of clear scientific proof of its benefits in TAO, there appears to be no clear agreement among the clinicians regarding its optimum dose, duration of the treatment, efficacy and safety to date. In this review, the author summarises the findings of 135 English language articles published on this subject over the past four decades from 1973 to 2013. The regulation and metabolism of thyroid hormones require a steady supply of Se and recent studies have revealedseveral possible mechanisms by which Se improves the severity of thyroid disease and TAO. These mechanisms include 1 inhibitory effect of HLA-DR molecule expression on thyrocytes; 2 profound reductions of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH receptor antibodies (TSHR-Ab and TPO antibodies (TPO-Ab; 3 prevention of dysregulation of cell-mediated immunity and B cell function; 4 neutralising reactive oxygen species (ROS and inhibition of redox control processes required for the activation, differentiation and action of lymphocytes, macrophages, neutrophils, natural killer cells involved in both acute and chronic orbital inflammation in TAO; 5 inhibition of expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines and 6 inhibition of prostaglandin and leukotriene synthesis. An increased oxidative stress has been observed in both acute and chronic phases of thyroid disease with raised tissue concentrations of ROS. The benefits of Se supplementation in individuals with TAO appear to be proportionate to the degree of systemic activity of the thyroid disease. The maximal benefit of Se supplementation is therefore seen in the subjects who are hyperthyroid. Restoration of euthyroidism is one of the main goals in the management of TAO and when anti-thyroid drugs are combined with Se, the patients with Graves’ disease (GD and autoimmune thyroiditis (AIT achieved euthyroidism faster than

  15. Effects of topical application of silver sulfadiazine cream, triple antimicrobial ointment, or hyperosmolar nanoemulsion on wound healing, bacterial load, and exuberant granulation tissue formation in bandaged full-thickness equine skin wounds.

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    Harmon, Caroline C Gillespie; Hawkins, Jan F; Li, Jianming; Connell, Sean; Miller, Margaret; Saenger, Megan; Freeman, Lynetta J

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    OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of 3 topically applied treatments (1% silver sulfadiazine cream [SSC], triple antimicrobial ointment [TAO], and hyperosmolar nanoemulsion [HNE]) on microbial counts, exuberant granulation tissue (EGT) development, and reepithelialization of contaminated wounds at the distal aspect of the limbs of horses. ANIMALS 8 healthy adult horses. PROCEDURES A 2.5 × 2.5-cm, full-thickness, cutaneous wound was created at the dorsal aspect of each metacarpus and metatarsus (1 wound/limb/horse), covered with nonadhesive dressing, and bandaged. Wounds were inoculated with bacteria and fungi the next day. Each wound on a given horse was randomly assigned to 1 of 4 treatment groups (SSC, TAO, HNE, or no topical treatment [control]). Bandage changes, culture of wound samples, treatments, photography for wound measurements, and biopsy were performed at predetermined time points. Time (days) until wound closure, number of EGT excisions, microbial counts, and scores for selected histologic characteristics were compared among groups. RESULTS Median time to wound closure for all groups was 42 days. Time to wound closure and histologic characteristics of wound healing did not differ among groups. Least squares mean microbial counts were significantly higher for HNE-treated wounds on days 9 and 21, compared with SSC-treated and TAO-treated wounds, but not controls. Proportions of SSC-treated (7/8) or HNE-treated (5/8) wounds needing EGT excision were significantly greater than that of TAO-treated (1/8) wounds. The proportion of SSC-treated wounds with EGT excision was greater than that of controls (3/8). CONCLUSIONS AND CLINICAL RELEVANCE None of the treatments resulted in more rapid wound closure, compared with that for untreated control wounds under the study conditions. When treatment is warranted, TAO may help to limit EGT formation.

  16. Transplantation analysis of developmental mechanisms in Hydra.

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    Shimizu, Hiroshi

    2012-01-01

    Since the pioneering work of Ethel Browne (1909) who demonstrated for the first time the concept of organizer activity, i.e. the potency of an apical Hydra tissue to induce a secondary axis when transplanted onto a host, Hydra flourished as a fruitful model system for developmental studies. Over the next 60 years this efficient transplantation approach identified graded biological activities along the body column of Hydra named Head Acti-vation and Head Inhibition. These properties inspired theoretical modelers including Lewis Wolpert, Alfred Gierer and Hans Meinhardt to propose models for morphogenesis, respectively the positional information (1969) and reaction-diffusion (1972) models. In 1973, Tsutomu Sugiyama and Toshitaka Fujisawa initiated in Mishima a unique project to analyze the properties of Hydra strains with distinct morphological and developmental characters. To this end, they collected in several areas of Japan multiple Hydra strains that they subsequently characterized and crossed. They also established a lateral transplantation strategy that was much more powerful than the previous ones, as it combined quantitative measurements with cellular analyses thanks to the chimera procedures developed by Campbell and colleagues. In-deed this approach provided a paradigm to quantify in any morphological phenotype the Head Activation and Head Inhibition levels along the body column. In this article, I review the various strains identified by Sugiyama and colleagues, the principles and the main results deduced from the quantitative lateral transplantation strategy. In addition, I briefly discuss the relevance of this approach in the era of molecular biology.

  17. USAFSAM Review and Analysis of Radiofrequency Radiation Bioeffects Literature.

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    s~ pi tr ~ rd i o I requenc y r 3 flj I-1 F f T 1)% ab o ve Oir I ’., ca n i’ A .c arde d a s I’ r ’r t/sr ehr ai 1t n (I r moe t . tao 1. 5 ist... terences i n mea:urec parameters, observed between the expos;ed and sham animals. The large variations in EEG and evoked potentials made the comparison...measured with I a calorimeter r I i i at the experimental results ’or head-to- tao pr ’ .,i i w t- qool agreement with the caLculated va ups, w t r,, r

  18. Global Regularity for a Class of Generalized Magnetohydrodynamic Equations

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    Wu, Jiahong

    2011-06-01

    It remains unknown whether or not smooth solutions of the 3D incompressible MHD equations can develop finite-time singularities. One major difficulty is due to the fact that the dissipation given by the Laplacian operator is insufficient to control the nonlinearity and for this reason the 3D MHD equations are sometimes regarded as "supercritical". This paper presents a global regularity result for the generalized MHD equations with a class of hyperdissipation. This result is inspired by a recent work of Terence Tao on a generalized Navier-Stokes equations (T. Tao, Global regularity for a logarithmically supercritical hyperdissipative Navier-Stokes equations, arXiv: 0906.3070v3 [math.AP] 20 June 2009), but the result for the MHD equations is not completely parallel to that for the Navier-Stokes equations. Besov space techniques are employed to establish the result for the MHD equations.

  19. World Literature and the Figurative Push to Sublimate Space

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    Full Text Available This paper examines the influence of Aristotle’s theory of place (topos on the conceptualization of cultural universality. Its main focus is in reinvesting the thought of Baruch Spinoza and Henri Bergson surrounding the fossilized spatial boundaries that limit understanding in order to scrutinize both the virtual and figurative processes inherent to the sketching of a universal human plane outside of local custom in certain literary works. This investigation yields a concept of “figurative agency” that is then delineated in the Tao Te Ching and Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in order to demonstrate how the concept might serve as a bridge between the extended space of a national culture and the virtual plane invested by world literature.Keywords: world literature, Henri Bergson, Spinoza, figurative agency, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Tao Te-Ching, literary epistemology

  20. Usefulness of measurement of blood flow by RI plethysmography

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    Kawakami, Kenji; Ling, Qing Cheng; Mori, Yutaka; Tanaka, Uzuru; Shimada, Takao [Jikei Univ., Tokyo (Japan). School of Medicine

    1997-03-01

    We have developed the RI plethysmography, and have applied it to ordinary clinic diagnosis and the evaluation of treatment. The subjects were 58 cases (39 cases of the obstruction of the peripheral blood circulation: ASO 24 cases, TAO 4 cases and arterial sclerotic change 11 cases; the non-abnormal control was 19 cases). The clinical benefit of this method was evaluated. In the cases with 1 and 2 degrees of Fontaine`s classification and ASO and TAO, the blood flow of legs measured by our method significantly decreased in association with symptoms and angiographic findings. This method is suitable to the determination of angiography and evaluation of the effect of treatment. (author)

  1. Influence of the wax application time on cassava conservation; Influencia del momento de aplicación de un recubrimiento en la conservación de yuca

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    Oscar Rendón

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available This article, product of a research project, shows the results of the evaluation of the influence of the time between harvest and the application of a natural wax in the deterioration of cassava roots; this time was called time of application. Tao chemistry Ltda. wax TAO FRESH ROOT was used in the development of this work. Three factors were considered for the evaluation:the quality of cassava roots, such as: physiological deterioration, loss of weight and dry matter content. They were evaluated in two varieties of cassava,five moments of application (1, 3, 6, 12 and 24 h for a period of 21 days. The moment of application at 6 h presented the lowest averages of physiological deterioration and weight loss.This article is presented to establish the potential ofnatural waxes as a technique for the preservation of cassavaroots, highlighting the moment of application as an influential factor in the extension of the life of this product.

  2. A secure and reliable monitor and control system for remote observing with the Large Millimeter Telescope

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    Wallace, Gary; Souccar, Kamal; Malin, Daniella

    2004-09-01

    Remote access to telescope monitor and control capabilities necessitates strict security mechanisms to protect the telescope and instruments from malicious or unauthorized use, and to prevent data from being stolen, altered, or corrupted. The Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT) monitor and control system (LMTMC) utilizes the Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA) middleware technology to connect remote software components. The LMTMC provides reliable and secure remote observing by automatically generating SSLIOP enabled CORBA objects. TAO, the ACE open source Object Request Broker (ORB), now supports secure communications by implementing the Secure Socket Layer Inter-ORB Protocol (SSLIOP) as a pluggable protocol. This capability supplies the LMTMC with client and server authentication, data integrity, and encryption. Our system takes advantage of the hooks provided by TAO SSLIOP to implement X.509 certificate based authorization. This access control scheme includes multiple authorization levels to enable granular access control.

  3. Proyecto de localización web colaborativa con Traducción Automática : la página de la FTI

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    Domènech Moreno, Sara

    2016-01-01

    Proyecto de localización de la página web de la Facultad de Traducción e Interpretación de la UAB con ayuda de herramientas TAO y el traductor automático Apertium. El proyecto comprende una parte práctica donde se elabora un método de localización con traducción automática y post-edición Projecte de localització del lloc web de la Facultat de Traducció i Interpetació de la UAB amb l'ús d'eines TAO i el traductor automàtic Apertium. El projecte consta d'una part pràctica on s'elabora una mè...

  4. The prototype cameras for trans-Neptunian automatic occultation survey

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    Wang, Shiang-Yu; Ling, Hung-Hsu; Hu, Yen-Sang; Geary, John C.; Chang, Yin-Chang; Chen, Hsin-Yo; Amato, Stephen M.; Huang, Pin-Jie; Pratlong, Jerome; Szentgyorgyi, Andrew; Lehner, Matthew; Norton, Timothy; Jorden, Paul

    2016-08-01

    The Transneptunian Automated Occultation Survey (TAOS II) is a three robotic telescope project to detect the stellar occultation events generated by TransNeptunian Objects (TNOs). TAOS II project aims to monitor about 10000 stars simultaneously at 20Hz to enable statistically significant event rate. The TAOS II camera is designed to cover the 1.7 degrees diameter field of view of the 1.3m telescope with 10 mosaic 4.5k×2k CMOS sensors. The new CMOS sensor (CIS 113) has a back illumination thinned structure and high sensitivity to provide similar performance to that of the back-illumination thinned CCDs. Due to the requirements of high performance and high speed, the development of the new CMOS sensor is still in progress. Before the science arrays are delivered, a prototype camera is developed to help on the commissioning of the robotic telescope system. The prototype camera uses the small format e2v CIS 107 device but with the same dewar and also the similar control electronics as the TAOS II science camera. The sensors, mounted on a single Invar plate, are cooled to the operation temperature of about 200K as the science array by a cryogenic cooler. The Invar plate is connected to the dewar body through a supporting ring with three G10 bipods. The control electronics consists of analog part and a Xilinx FPGA based digital circuit. One FPGA is needed to control and process the signal from a CMOS sensor for 20Hz region of interests (ROI) readout.

  5. Paradox and Polarity: Tools For Managing Complexity

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    2016-02-09

    the governing norm up until the time that events motivate or cause a definite transition to war. Colin Gray writes, “...some cultures , the American...brought wisdom about polarities to Eastern culture , relatively speaking, Western culture has not embraced wisdom of the Tao in either a spiritual...for Toyota’s success through its principle of “Just in Time” manufacturing. Developed by the Japanese industrial engineer Shigeo Shingo, lean

  6. New advances in understanding thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy and the potential role for insulin-like growth factor-I receptor [version 1; referees: 2 approved

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    Terry J Smith

    2018-01-01

    Thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy (TAO), a localized periocular manifestation of the autoimmune syndrome known as Graves’ disease, remains incompletely understood. Discussions of its pathogenesis are generally focused on the thyrotropin receptor, the proposed role for which is supported by substantial evidence. Considerations of any involvement of the insulin-like growth factor-I receptor (IGF-IR) in the disease are frequently contentious. In this brief, topically focused review, I have attem...

  7. Clinical investigation of CT-guided ozone-blowing and fumigation ...

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    2010-05-31

    May 31, 2010 ... Clinical investigation of CT-guided ozone-blowing and fumigation therapy for the chronic refractory cutaneous sinus and ulcer. Meng-Qi Wei1, Jian-Shou Zhou1, Hai-Tao Liu2, Yuan Yuan1, Jun-Qing Xu1, Yong Yang1, Jin-. Song Zhang1, Yong Peng1* and Yi Huan1*. 1Department of Radiology, Xijing ...

  8. Saving and Restoring Mechanisms for Tangible User Interfaces through Tangible Active Objects

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    Riedenklau, Eckard; Hermann, Thomas; Ritter, Helge; Jacko, Julie A.

    2011-01-01

    In this paper we present a proof of concept for saving and restoring mechanisms for Tangible User Interfaces (TUIs). We describe our actuated Tangible Active Objects (TAOs) and explain the design which allows equal user access to a dial-based fully tangible actuated menu metaphor. We present a new application extending an existing TUI for interactive sonification of process data with saving and restoring mechanisms and we outline another application proposal for family therapists.

  9. SUPERTANK Laboratory Data Collection Project. Volume 1. Main Text

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    1994-01-01

    and Sediment Density Measurements at SUPERTANK Charles K. Sollitt, William G. McDougal, David R. Standley, Terence L. Dibble, William H. Hollings...Charles K. Sollitt, David R. Standley, William H. Hollings, Terence L. Dibble ............................... 255 Introduction...12.3 (Sheet 9 of 11] 36 Chapter 1 Introduction to SUPERTANK able 1-2 SUPERTANK Test Series D T, F v Pon un me rain s m Iv in. tao omments 0916 1510 0

  10. Protective Effect of Hericium erinaceus on Alcohol Induced Hepatotoxicity in Mice

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    Hao, Lijun; Xie, Yuxi; Wu, Guikai; Cheng, Aibin; Liu, Xiaogang; Zheng, Rongjuan; Huo, Hong; Zhang, Junwei

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    We investigated the effects of Hericium erinaceus (HEM) on liver injury induced by acute alcohol administration in mice. Mice received ethanol (5?g/kg?BW) by gavage every 12?hrs for a total of 3 doses. HEM (200?mg/kg?BW) was gavage before ethanol administration. Subsequent serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) level, aspartate aminotransaminase (AST) level, Maleic dialdehyde (MDA) level, hepatic total antioxidant status (TAOS), and activated nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activat...

  11. Recent Advances in Compressed Sensing: Discrete Uncertainty Principles and Fast Hyperspectral Imaging

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    PTf)‖. (8) 13 Since PW is a projector , ‖f − PWf‖+ ‖PW (f − PTf)‖ ≤ ‖f − PWf‖+ ‖f − PTf‖ ≤ W + T . (9) Combining (8) and (9), and then rearranging...sparsity in compressed sensing,” CoRR, vol. abs/1204.4227, 2012. 21. T. Tao, “Trick wiki article : The tensor power trick,” What’s New, 2008. 22. D. Donoho

  12. Leakage current transport mechanisms of La0.67Sr0.33MnO3 ...

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    Leakage current transport mechanisms of La0.67Sr0.33MnO3/BaTiO3 bilayer films grown on Nb:SrTiO3. PAN RUIKUN1,2,∗, LIU PANKE1, LI MINGKAI1, TAO HAIZHENG2, LI PAI1 and HE YUNBIN1. 1Key Laboratory of Green Preparation & Application for Functional Materials, Ministry of Education, Faculty of. Materials ...

  13. Microchannel Heat Sink with Micro Encapsulated Phase Change Material (MEPCM) Slurry

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    2009-05-31

    latent heat associated with the solid- liquid phase change. The PCM in the microcapsules can be selected to melt and freeze at the desired temperature... microcapsule concentration or by reducing the duct radius. There are very limited experimental investigations on heat transfer of MEPCM slurry. Goel et al...sink design that contains a 3D micro/nano network and liquid fluid mixed with nanosize phase change materials (NPCMs). Hao and Tao [17] developed a

  14. Biosynthesis of gold nanoparticles by the extreme bacterium Deinococcus radiodurans and an evaluation of their antibacterial properties

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    Li J; Li Q.; Ma X.; Tian B; Li T; Yu J; Dai S.; Weng Y.; Hua Y

    2016-01-01

    Jiulong Li,1,* Qinghao Li,1,* Xiaoqiong Ma,2,* Bing Tian,1 Tao Li,1 Jiangliu Yu,1 Shang Dai,1 Yulan Weng,1 Yuejin Hua1 1Key Laboratory for Nuclear-Agricultural Sciences of Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Zhejiang Province, Institute of Nuclear-Agricultural Sciences, Zhejiang University, 2Central Laboratory, The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, Hangzhou, China *These authors contributed equally to this work Abstract: Deinococcus radiodurans is a...

  15. Bonsai

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    Pratiwi, Septiani

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    Bonsai adalah tanaman kerdil yang merupakan hasil karya seni manusia. Bonsai pertama kali muncul di Cina dengan sebutan penjing. Seni pemangkasan tanaman yang biasa disebut penjing oleh masyarakat China ini, sangat digemari oleh para pejabat kerajaan dimasa itu. Untuk pengembangan dari penjing sendiri, dilakukan oleh para biksu yang beragama Tao dimana tanaman ini mereprentasikan salah satu pokok ajarannya yaitu tentang terciptanya keseimbangan serta keharmonisan manusia dengan alamnya. Sosok...

  16. Amorphization of Ta2O5 under swift heavy ion irradiation

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    Cusick, Alex B.; Lang, Maik; Zhang, Fuxiang; Sun, Kai; Li, Weixing; Kluth, Patrick; Trautmann, Christina; Ewing, Rodney C.

    2017-09-01

    Crystalline Ta2O5 powder is shown to amorphize under 2.2 GeV 197Au ion irradiation. Synchrotron X-ray diffraction (XRD), Raman spectroscopy, small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) were used to characterize the structural transition from crystalline to fully-amorphous. Based on Rietveld refinement of XRD data, the initial structure is orthorhombic (P2mm) with a very large unit cell (a = 6.20, b = 40.29, c = 3.89 Å; V = 971.7 Å3), ideally containing 22 Ta and 55 O atoms. At a fluence of approximately 3 × 1011 ions/cm2, a diffuse amorphous background becomes evident, increasing in intensity relative to diffraction maxima until full amorphization is achieved at approximately 3 × 1012 ions/cm2. An anisotropic distortion of the orthorhombic structure occurred during the amorphization process, with an approximately constant unit cell volume. The amorphous phase fraction as a function of fluence was determined, yielding a trend that is consistent with a direct-impact model for amorphization. SAXS and TEM data indicate that ion tracks exhibit a core-shell morphology. Raman data show that the amorphous phase is comprised of TaO6 and TaO5 coordination-polyhedra in contrast to the TaO6 and TaO7 units that exist in crystalline Ta2O5. Analysis of Raman data shows that oxygen-deficiency increases with fluence, indicating a loss of oxygen that leads to an estimated final stoichiometry of Ta2O4.2 at a fluence of 1 × 1013 ions/cm2.

  17. 21st International Conference on DNA Computing and Molecular Programming: 8.1 Biochemistry

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    2016-04-23

    92 Xiaoping Olson, Shohei Kotani, Jennifer Padilla, Natalya Hallstrom, Sara Goltry, Elton Graugnard...91 Leakage Reduction by Mismatches and Secondary Structure in a Catalyzed DNA Strand Displacement Reaction Xiaoping Olson,a Shohei Kotani,a... Deng , Tao Song, Linqiang Pan, and Zhihua Chen. A novel bio- sensor based on DNA strand displacement. PLoS ONE, 9(10):e108856, 10 2014. [2] Lulu Qian

  18. Journal of Genetics | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Cloning and expression analysis of zygote arrest 1 (Zar1) in New Zealand white rabbits · DAN WANG SHU-YU XIE WEI ZHANG CAI-XIA SUN TAO HUANG AN-SI WANG XUE-LEI HAN GUI-RONG SUN MING LI · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF. Zygote arrest 1 (Zar1) is an oocyte-specific maternal-effect gene. Previous ...

  19. Far East Painting

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    1972-01-01

    P.F.Schneeberger, conservateur du musée de la collection ?Ducret de Genève, nous fait part de son exploration d'un art assez peu connu chez nous à l'aide des clichées et nous fait découvrir la peinture d'Extrème Orient- peinture intimiste-japonaise-chinoise-philosophie du Tao.........

  20. The National Nanotechnology Initiative. Strategic Plan

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    2007-12-01

    silver islands and C60 chains change over time. Image from: Metal -molecule interface fluctuations, C. G. Tao et al., Nano Letters 7, 1495 (2007...regulates a wide range of products, including foods, cosmetics, drugs, medical devices, and veterinary products, some of which utilize nanotechnology or...improvement, information technology, medicine , and transportation. Discovery in some of these areas has advanced to the point where it is now possible to

  1. A2_12036_Editorial Board.indd

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    An, Tao antao@shao.ac.cn. Bai, Jin-Ming baijinming@ynao.ac.cn. Bao, Yu-Ying baoyuying@yxnu.net. Bastieri, Denis denis.bastieri@unipd.it. Bi, Xiong-Wei bxw7910@sohu.com. Buson, Sara sara.buson@gmail.com. Cao, Guo-Jie caoguoj@xao.ac.cn. Cao, Xin-Wu cxw@shao.ac.cn. Cha, Yong-Juan. 1050316981@qq.

  2. The Sacred and the Sword: A Study of how Religions View War

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    1990-06-01

    on 16 observance of benevolence, filial piety and righteousness. Tranquility results from practicing these three principles: Benevolence is the...individual and the Tao. Confucius desired a social order based on benevolence, filial piety and riglteousness. Mo Tau envisioned a world governed by...in human society. Taoism does not take a definitive moral view on war. It is an amoral philosophy. As In nature, there is no morality, no preset

  3. Développer le pouvoir d’apprendre : pour une critique de la transmission en éducation et en formation

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    Maggi, Bruno; Prot, Bernard; Faïta, Daniel; Barbini, Francesco Maria; Reille-Baudrin, Emmanuelle; Masino, Giovanni; Simonet, Pascal

    2012-01-01

    Researchers of the TAO Research Programs and the Centre de Recherche sur le Travail et le Développement (Research Center on Work and Development) at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, Paris, illustrate critical reflections on education and training. These collected papers, stemming from different disciplinary frameworks and approaches, share the theoretical work and the epistemological orientation. With particular reference to the teachings of Weber, Vygotskij and Bakhtin, they f...

  4. Evaluation of the Tropical Pacific Observing System from the Data Assimilation Perspective

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    2014-01-01

    WHP) lines in the Pacific Basin to the retrospective ocean state estimation. The obtained sensitivity values show possible contributions of the...DA fields also affects atmospheric DA results (Saha et al., 2010). Development toward coupled DA has also started in other centers. Retrospective ...objective analysis from the TAO/TRITON data produced by NOAA/PMEL and the operational DA results of NOAA/NCEP, JMA, ECMWF, ABoM. The anomaly is

  5. Unmixing Space Object’s Moderate Resolution Spectra

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    2013-09-01

    of spectra. While spectral unmixing techniques have been tested with space objects and spectrometric visible spectra, with spectral width smaller than...While spectral unmixing techniques have been tested with space objects and spectrometric visible spectra, with spectral width smaller than 0.4 nanometers...and will discuss, the pruning of the spectral library based on pairwise spectral angles as a means to promote incoherence. Candes, Romberg and Tao

  6. Água viva: orienta(liza)ção modernista

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    Larissa Costa da Mata

    2007-01-01

    The Brazilian modernist canon is usually associated to the writers who took part in the Week of Modern Art in 1922, whose works are analyzed considering structure as the main feature. This paper aims to analyze Água viva (1973), written by Clarice Lispector, a dissident modernist poet, by means of Taoism, philosophy that proposes the Tao, a heterogeneous unity, reminding a cyclical culture producer of strain. In Taoism, as in Chinese calligraphy, the shape is undone, giving back strength to t...

  7. Dissecting the Molecular Mechanism of RhoC GTPase Expression in the Normal and Malignant Breast

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    2010-09-01

    terminal tyrosine kinase domain of NTRK3 was first reported in congenital fibrosarcoma (CFS) [122], but has since been reported in multiple cell lineages...kinase is frequently fused to multiple partners in hematopoietic (myelogenous leukemia), mesenchymal (congenital fibrosarcoma ) and epithelial (secretory...W. Tao, J.F. Lim, P.H. Sorensen, A novel ETV6– NTRK3 gene fusion in congenital fibrosarcoma , Nat. Genet. 18 (1998) 184–187. [123] C.L. Lannon, P.H

  8. Computing handbook computer science and software engineering

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    Overview of Computer Science Structure and Organization of Computing Peter J. DenningComputational Thinking Valerie BarrAlgorithms and Complexity Data Structures Mark WeissBasic Techniques for Design and Analysis of Algorithms Edward ReingoldGraph and Network Algorithms Samir Khuller and Balaji RaghavachariComputational Geometry Marc van KreveldComplexity Theory Eric Allender, Michael Loui, and Kenneth ReganFormal Models and Computability Tao Jiang, Ming Li, and Bala

  9. Thyrotropin regulates IL-6 expression in CD34+ fibrocytes: clear delineation of its cAMP-independent actions.

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    Full Text Available IL-6 plays diverse roles in normal and disease-associated immunity such as that associated with Graves' disease (GD. In that syndrome, the orbit undergoes remodeling during a process known as thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy (TAO. Recently, CD34(+ fibrocytes were found to infiltrate the orbit in TAO where they transition into CD34(+ orbital fibroblasts. Surprisingly, fibrocytes display high levels of functional thyrotropin receptor (TSHR, the central antigen in GD. We report here that TSH and the pathogenic anti-TSHR antibodies that drive hyperthyroidism in GD induce IL-6 expression in fibrocytes and orbital fibroblasts. Unlike TSHR signaling in thyroid epithelium, that occurring in fibrocytes is completely independent of adenylate cyclase activation and cAMP generation. Instead TSH activates PDK1 and both AKT/PKB and PKC pathways. Expression and use of PKCβII switches to that of PKCµ as fibrocytes transition to TAO orbital fibroblasts. This shift is imposed by CD34(- orbital fibroblasts but reverts when CD34(+ fibroblasts are isolated. The up-regulation of IL-6 by TSH results from coordinately enhanced IL-6 gene promoter activity and increased IL-6 mRNA stability. TSH-dependent IL-6 expression requires activity at both CREB (-213 to -208 nt and NF-κB (-78 to -62 nt binding sites. These results provide novel insights into the molecular action of TSH and signaling downstream for TSHR in non-thyroid cells. Fibrocytes neither express adenylate cyclase nor generate cAMP and thus these findings are free from any influence of cAMP-related signaling. They identify potential therapeutic targets for TAO.

  10. National Program for Inspection of Non-Federal Dams. Mascoma Dam Number 2 (NH 00156) NHWRB 134.11, Connecticut River Basin, Lebanon, New Hampshire. Phase I Inspection Report.

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    above. The upstream training wall has partially ravelled with heavy vegetative growth flourishing in masonry joints. The downstream portion of this wall...BY CONDITION & REMARKS RIGHT END WALL . Mortar eroded from joints. Upstream training wall partially ravelled; dense vegetation active in joints...es I understand it, belongs to N.e?.A. as they control the Lascoma Ri1ver Improveam.t Co. and tao Conn. Conservution Co. If it Is not too = lech

  11. Pattern of cerebral hyperperfusion in Alzheimer's disease and amnestic mild cognitive impairment using voxel-based analysis of 3D arterial spin-labeling imaging: initial experience

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    Ding, Bei; Ling,Hua Wei; Huang,Juan; Zhang,Huan; Wang,Tao; Yan,Fu Hua; Zhang,Yong

    2014-01-01

    Bei Ding,1 Hua-wei Ling,1 Yong Zhang,2 Juan Huang,1 Huan Zhang,1 Tao Wang,3 Fu Hua Yan11Department of Radiology, Ruijin Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2Applied Science Laboratory, GE Healthcare, 3Department of Gerontology, Shanghai Mental Health Center, Shanghai, People's Republic of ChinaPurpose: A three-dimensional (3D) continuous pulse arterial spin labeling (ASL) technique was used to investigate cerebral blood flow (CBF) changes in patients with Alzh...

  12. Separation of Undersampled Composite Signals Using the Dantzig Selector with Overcomplete Dictionaries

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    2014-06-02

    nine, of 1100 examples of 8-bit grayscale 16×16 images. Each image is reshaped as 256-column vectors. In each class, 998 examples are used as the...compressed sensing. In Second International Workshop on Cognitive Information Processing (2010). [3] Baraniuk, R. Compressive sensing. IEEE Signal...linear programming. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 51, 12 (2005), 4203–4215. [9] Candes, E., and Tao, T. Near-optimal signal recovery from

  13. Browse Author Index

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  14. tRNAs as Biomarkers and Regulators for Breast Cancer

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    metastasized to bones). Cell Line ER PgR HER2 Tumor Type Tissue Source Tumorigenic Tumor Classification MCF10A - - Fibrocystic Disease Mammary...TITLE: tRNAs as Biomarkers and Regulators for Breast Cancer PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Tao Pan, Ph.D...tRNAs as Biomarkers and Regulators for Breast Cancer 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER W81XWH-07-1-0595 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER

  15. Navy LX(R) Amphibious Ship Program: Background and Issues for Congress

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    to two bidders—Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding (HII/Ingalls) and General Dynamics’ National Steel and Shipbuilding Company—on...solicitation, one of these two yards will be be awarded the DD&C contract for the first six TAO- 205s, the other yard will be awarded the DD&C...on the combined solicitation—including the question of which yard will receive the majority of the LX(R) contract design engineering man-hours

  16. A subtle sign of supersymmetry?

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    In experiments conducted by HEAT in 94/95 in the upper atomosphere, more positrons were detected than expected. Last year a revamped detector confirmed the excess. Physicists Gordon Kane and Lian-Tao think this could be evidence of supersymmetry. They postulate the extra positrons come from rare collisions between the lightest particle predicted by supersymmetry and its antimatter partner (1/2 page).

  17. Peopling the Picketwire: A History of the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site

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    perspective. Henry Nash Smith’s Virgin Land (1950) similarly theorized that the frontier thesis had obscured the socio-cultural and environmental...potential rivals like John Gantt , who had tried to establish a similar operation near the junction between the Purgatoire and Arkansas.17 First, by... Gantt and his colleagues had wintered in 1832- 1833 in a log fort on the Arkansas, but still had “marketed their furs in Taos like other mountain men

  18. Antibacterial mechanisms of a novel type picosecond laser-generated silver-titanium nanoparticles and their toxicity to human cells

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    Korshed, Peri; Li, Lin; Liu, Zhu; Mironov, Aleksandr; Wang, Tao

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    Peri Korshed,1 Lin Li,2 Zhu Liu,3 Aleksandr Mironov,4 Tao Wang1 1School of Biological Science, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, 2Laser Processing Research Centre, School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, 3School of Materials, 4Core Research Facilities, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK Abstract: In this study, we explored the antibacterial mechanisms for a novel type of Ag-TiO2 compound nanoparticles (NPs) pr...

  19. The Role of Islamic Faith-Based Organization in Building Solidarity and Resilience Among People of Different Faiths in Northeast Thailand: a Case Study of Foundation for Education and Development of Muslims in Northeast Thailand-FEDMIN

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    2014-01-01

    The purposes of this paper are to examine the role of FEDMIN in building solidarity and resilience between Muslims and Buddhists and to find a model of peaceful coexistence among people of different faiths in northeast Thailand called “Isan region”. The research area was focused on the peaceful coexistence between Muslims and Buddhist in particular in Ban Nong Muen Tao village, Mueang, Udon Thani province. The study found that there were four important roles of FEDMIN in building solidarity a...

  20. Titanium Alloys for Critical Ordnance Components. Producers Coordination Meeting on Titanium Materials for Davy Crockett and Other Weapon Systems Held at Watertown Arsenal, Watertown 72, Mass., 14 Apr 60 and Fabricators Coordination Meeting on Titanium Materials for Davy Crockett and Other Weapon Systems Held at Watervliet Arsenal, Watervliet, NY, 15 Apr 1960

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    u:4 ty teet ~ cll.DJJ. 1) J. -l’for .1ed in o.ccorda.ncc vith .AS~·l Denl Gl o:t..~cou 13311-58 . Dpccimf!nr; :Cor t’li~; t ! :... t tao.y be taltcn...galling when applied to the surface of titanium. The coating is applied either by spray- ing or brushing to a thickness of 1/2 mil and re- quires

  1. Fully Passive Microelectromechanical Near Zero Power Wake Up Receiver for Ultra Low Power Applications

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    Fully Passive Microelectromechanical Near Zero Power Wake Up Receiver for Ultra Low Power Applications Cristian Cassella, Tao Wu, Guofeng Chen...William Zhu, Gwendolyn Hummel, Nicol McGruer and Matteo Rinaldi Northeastern University, Boston, USA INTRODUCTION Low- power wireless sensing...transmitted when requested by other interrogating nodes in the network. One of the main sources of energy loss in conventional WSNs is the power

  2. A 2:2:2 Complex of Vanadium(V) with 4-(2-Thiazolylazo)orcinol and 2,3,5-Triphenyl-2H-Tetrazolium Chloride.

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    Gavazov, Kiril Blazhev; Delchev, Vassil Borisov; Mileva, Kremena Tomova; Stefanova, Teodora Stefcheva; Toncheva, Galya Kostadinova

    2016-01-01

    The complex formation in the vanadium(V)/4-(2-thiazolylazo)orcinol (TAO)/2,3,5-triphenyl-2H-tetrazolium chloride (TTC) liquid-liquid extraction-chromogenic system was studied. The chloroform-extracted complex has a composition of 2:2:2 under the optimum conditions (pH 4.8-5.2, extraction time 3 min, concentration of TAO 3.4 × 10(-4) mol dm(-3), and concentration of TTC 9.4 × 10(-4) mol dm(-3)) and could be regarded as a dimer (D) of two 1:1:1 species (S) presented by the formula (TT+)[VO2(TAO)]. The constant of extraction was calculated by two methods and some analytical characteristics were determined. The wavelength of maximum absorption (λmax), molar absorptivity (ελ) and fraction extracted (E) were found to be λ = 545 nm, ε545 = 1.97 × 10(4) dm(3) mol(-1) cm(-1), and E = 97.9%. The ground-state equilibrium geometries of the complexes S and D were optimized by quantum chemical Hartree-Fock calculations using 3-21G* basis functions. The bonding and interaction energies were calculated as well.

  3. {Ta12}/{Ta16} cluster-containing polytantalotungstates with remarkable photocatalytic H2 evolution activity.

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    Li, Shujun; Liu, Shumei; Liu, Shuxia; Liu, Yiwei; Tang, Qun; Shi, Zhan; Ouyang, Shuxin; Ye, Jinhua

    2012-12-05

    Four novel polytantalotungstates K(5)Na(4)[P(2)W(15)O(59)(TaO(2))(3)]·17H(2)O (1), K(8)Na(8)H(4)[P(8)W(60)Ta(12)(H(2)O)(4)(OH)(8)O(236)]·42H(2)O (2), Cs(3)K(3.5)H(0.5)[SiW(9)(TaO(2))(3)O(37)]·9H(2)O (3), and Cs(10.5)K(4)H(5.5)[Ta(4)O(6)(SiW(9)Ta(3)O(40))(4)]·30H(2)O (4) were synthesized. Compounds 1 and 3 are tris-(peroxotantalum)-substituted Dawson- and Keggin-type derivatives, whereas 2 and 4 are tetrameric oligomers containing respectively an unprecedented {Ta(12)} and {Ta(16)} cluster core. The photocatalytic activities of 2 and 4 for H(2) evolution from water were evaluated. The significantly enhanced performance against the control K(6)[P(2)W(18)O(62)] can be attributed to the modulation of the electronic structures of these novel POMs by Ta incorporation. The highest activity observed so far with the use of 2 can be further rationalized by the presence of distorted heptacoordinate Ta atoms in the form of TaO(7) pentagonal bipyramid.

  4. Inhibition effect of B7-H1 gene-modified regulatory dendritic cells on thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy in mice

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    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available AIM:To construct adenovirus vector expressing mice B7-H1 gene, transfect dendritic cells(DCs, and to study the therapeutic effect of modified DC on thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy(TAOin mice.METHODS: We designed and constructed B7-H1 gene adenovirus expression vector, and transfected DCs from mouse bone marrow, tested the phenotype and function of modified DCs, identificated its negative regulation to immune responses. The modified DCs were infected the sicked mice. And then the immunotherapeutic effect of modified DCs to TAO were tested. RESULTS: B7-H1 gene adenovirus vector was constructed and transfected DCs from bone marrow. The titer of the recombinant adenovirus was 1.8×109PFU/mL. B7-H1 gene modified DCs characteristics of regulatory DCs, could inhibit positive immune responses. The inhibition proceeding of TAO into mice infected modified DCs, was obviously prior to the control mice. The gene modified DCs, maybe become the new immunotherapy biological agent to thy TAO.CONCLUSION: We constructed the expression of mouse B7-H1 gene adenovirus expressed vector successfully, transfected DCs,by vector have properties of regulatory DCs, inhibiting positive immune response and the occurrence and development of thyroid eye disease. Gene modified DCs, reveal potent to the treatment of thyroid eye disease.

  5. Plasma antioxidant capacity is reduced in Asperger syndrome.

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    Parellada, Mara; Moreno, Carmen; Mac-Dowell, Karina; Leza, Juan Carlos; Giraldez, Marisa; Bailón, Concepción; Castro, Carmen; Miranda-Azpiazu, Patricia; Fraguas, David; Arango, Celso

    2012-03-01

    Recent evidence suggests that children with autism have impaired detoxification capacity and may suffer from chronic oxidative stress. To our knowledge, there has been no study focusing on oxidative metabolism specifically in Asperger syndrome (a milder form of autism) or comparing this metabolism with other psychiatric disorders. In this study, total antioxidant status (TAOS), non-enzymatic (glutathione and homocysteine) and enzymatic (catalase, superoxide dismutase, and glutathione peroxidase) antioxidants, and lipid peroxidation were measured in plasma or erythrocyte lysates in a group of adolescent patients with Asperger syndrome, a group of adolescents with a first episode of psychosis, and a group of healthy controls at baseline and at 8-12 weeks. TAOS was also analyzed at 1 year. TAOS was reduced in Asperger individuals compared with healthy controls and psychosis patients, after covarying by age and antipsychotic treatment. This reduced antioxidant capacity did not depend on any of the individual antioxidant variables measured. Psychosis patients had increased homocysteine levels in plasma and decreased copper and ceruloplasmin at baseline. In conclusion, Asperger patients seem to have chronic low detoxifying capacity. No impaired detoxifying capacity was found in the first-episode psychosis group in the first year of illness. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  6. Assessing mouse alternatives to access to computer: a case study of a user with cerebral palsy.

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    Pousada, Thais; Pareira, Javier; Groba, Betania; Nieto, Laura; Pazos, Alejandro

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to describe the process of assessment of three assistive devices to meet the needs of a woman with cerebral palsy (CP) in order to provide her with computer access and use. The user has quadriplegic CP, with anarthria, using a syllabic keyboard. Devices were evaluated through a three-step approach: (a) use of a questionnaire to preselect potential assistive technologies, (b) use of an eTAO tool to determine the effectiveness of each devised, and (c) a conducting semi-structured interview to obtain qualitative data. Touch screen, joystick, and trackball were the preselected devices. The best device that met the user's needs and priorities was joystick. The finding was corroborated by both the eTAO tool and the semi-structured interview. Computers are a basic form of social participation. It is important to consider the special needs and priorities of users and to try different devices when undertaking a device-selection process. Environmental and personal factors have to be considered, as well. This leads to a need to evaluate new tools in order to provide the appropriate support. The eTAO could be a suitable instrument for this purpose. Additional research is also needed to understand how to better match devices with different user populations and how to comprehensively evaluate emerging technologies relative to users with disabilities.

  7. THE THEORETICAL ASTROPHYSICAL OBSERVATORY: CLOUD-BASED MOCK GALAXY CATALOGS

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    Bernyk, Maksym; Croton, Darren J.; Tonini, Chiara; Hodkinson, Luke; Hassan, Amr H.; Garel, Thibault; Duffy, Alan R.; Mutch, Simon J.; Poole, Gregory B.; Hegarty, Sarah [Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne University of Technology, P.O. Box 218, Hawthorn, Victoria, 3122 (Australia)

    2016-03-15

    We introduce the Theoretical Astrophysical Observatory (TAO), an online virtual laboratory that houses mock observations of galaxy survey data. Such mocks have become an integral part of the modern analysis pipeline. However, building them requires expert knowledge of galaxy modeling and simulation techniques, significant investment in software development, and access to high performance computing. These requirements make it difficult for a small research team or individual to quickly build a mock catalog suited to their needs. To address this TAO offers access to multiple cosmological simulations and semi-analytic galaxy formation models from an intuitive and clean web interface. Results can be funnelled through science modules and sent to a dedicated supercomputer for further processing and manipulation. These modules include the ability to (1) construct custom observer light cones from the simulation data cubes; (2) generate the stellar emission from star formation histories, apply dust extinction, and compute absolute and/or apparent magnitudes; and (3) produce mock images of the sky. All of TAO’s features can be accessed without any programming requirements. The modular nature of TAO opens it up for further expansion in the future.

  8. INTERCONEXIÓN HOMBRE-MENTE-NATURALEZA DESDE EL TAOÍSMO UNA MIRADA DESDE EL YIN-YANG

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    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo, corresponde al proyecto investigativo “Ciencia-espiritualidad”, que indaga, entre otros aspectos, por las conexiones que se establecen entre el mundo de la ciencia occidental y las antiguas tradiciones del Lejano Oriente, más concretamente por el aporte del hinduismo, del budismo y del taoísmo en la comprensión de las problemáticas del hombre contemporáneo. En esta investigación, se hace un análisis del taoísmo, tradición de la antigua civilización China y sus conexiones con la reflexión occidental sobre la energía, la mente humana y la naturaleza. En el pensamiento taoísta, hay una visión de unidad indisoluble entre hombre y naturaleza. El hombre mismo hace parte de la unidad del cosmos: él mismo es naturaleza. Desde esta perspectiva, se analizan algunos de los aportes que esta milenaria tradición hace a la investigación actual sobre ciencia y espiritualidad y a la comprensión de nuevos discursos que se constituyen en temas fronterizos entre la fe y la ciencia contemporánea.

  9. Oxidant-antioxidant status in Egyptian children with sickle cell anemia: a single center based study.

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    El-Ghamrawy, Mona Kamal; Hanna, Wagdi Maurice; Abdel-Salam, Amina; El-Sonbaty, Marwa M; Youness, Eman R; Adel, Ahmed

    2014-01-01

    the present study was conducted to investigate the oxidant-antioxidant status in Egyptian children with sickle cell anemia. the serum levels of total antioxidant capacity (TAO), paraoxonase (PON), vitamin E, nitrite, and malondialdehyde (MDA) were measured in 40 steady state children with homozygous sickle cell anemia (24 males and 16 females) and 20 apparently healthy age- and gender-matched controls. mean serum TAO, PON, vitamin E, and nitrite levels were significantly lower in the group with sickle cell anemia, whereas mean serum MDA was significantly higher in these children compared to controls. No significant differences in mean levels of TAO, PON, nitrite, vitamin E, and MDA were found in sickle cell anemia patients receiving hydroxyurea when compared with those not receiving hydroxyurea. A significant negative correlation between serum nitrite and the occurrence of vaso-occlusive crises (VOC) was observed (r=-0.3, p=0.04). PON level was found to be positively correlated with patients' weight and BMI (r=-0.4, p=0.01; r=-0.7, psickle cell anemia have chronic oxidative stress that may result in increased VOC, and decreased serum nitrite may be associated with increases in VOC frequency. A novel finding in this study is the decrease in PON level in these patients, which is an interesting subject for further research. Copyright © 2014 Sociedade Brasileira de Pediatria. Published by Elsevier Editora Ltda. All rights reserved.

  10. PREFACE: 3rd International Workshop on Materials Analysis and Processing in Magnetic Fields (MAP3)

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    Sakka, Yoshio; Hirota, Noriyuki; Horii, Shigeru; Ando, Tsutomu

    2009-07-01

    the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials. All articles have been refereed by experts in the field. Both of these journals are fully accessible electronically and can be cited and referenced in the usual way. It is our hope that the reader will enjoy and profit from the MAP3 Proceedings. Hitoshi Wada (Kashiwa, Japan) Chair Eric Beaugon (Grenoble, France) Hans J Schneider-Muntau (Tallahassee, USA) Co-chair Advisory Board Shigeo Asai (Nagoya, Japan) Koichi Kitazawa (Tokyo, Japan) Mitsuhiro Motokawa (Sendai, Japan) Shoogo Ueno (Fukuoka, Japan) Robert Tournier (Grenoble, France) Justin Schwartz (Tallahassee, USA) J C Maan (Nijmegen, Netherland) Scientific Committee Yoshifumi Tanimoto (Hiroshima, Japan) Masuhiro Yamaguchi (Yokohama, Japan) Tsunehisa Kimura (Kyoto, Japan) Yoshio Sakka (Tsukuba Japan) Ryoichi Aogaki (Tokyo, Japan) Jyunji Miyakoshi (Hirosaki, Japan) Kazuo Watanabe (Sendai, Japan) James M Valles Jr. (Providence, USA) Joon Pyo Park (Pohang, Korea) Qiang Wang (Shenyang, China) Nicole Pamme (Hull, UK) Sophie Rivoirard (Grenoble, France) P C M Christianen (Nijmegen, Netherland) Local Organizing Committee Isao Yamamoto Masafumi Yamato Shigeru Horii Norihito Sogoshi Masateru Ikehata Noriyuki Hirota Tsutomu Ando Proceedings Editorial Board Yoshio Sakka Noriyuki Hirota Shigeru Horii Tsutomu Ando Conference photograph

  11. Factors influencing the skill of synthesised satellite wind products in the tropical Pacific

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    McGregor, S.; Sen Gupta, A.; Dommenget, D.; Lee, T.; McPhaden, M. J.; Kessler, W. S.

    2016-12-01

    Given the importance of the tropical Pacific winds (including trends) to global climate, it is interesting to examine differences in the mean and trend among various wind products, and their influence on ocean circulation. Past analysis has revealed that despite assimilating observational data, there are some large differences between reanalysis products. Thus, here we examine if satellite-based synthesis products may provide more reliable estimate than reanalysis. Reanalysis product winds are, however, typically used as a background constraint in producing the synthesis products to fill spatiotemporal gaps and to deal with satellite wind direction ambiguity. The primary motivation of this study is to understand whether the choice of background wind has important influences on long-term mean and trend in synthesised satellite wind products. Some synthesised products, including the two versions of Cross-Calibrated Multi-Platform (CCMP) winds examined here, also utilise in situ observations like those from the TAO/TRITON moored array. This raises concerns as satellites measure the winds relative to the moving ocean surface (related to air-sea momentum flux), while in situ observations measure the absolute wind relative to stationary reference of the Earth. Our analysis suggests that merging satellite-based relative winds with TAO/TRITON absolute winds, as is done in CCMP and numerous reanalysis products, creates spurious wind stress curl anomalies around TAO/TRITON locations. This suggests that either satellite or in situ winds should be adjusted prior to data merging so both are representing winds from the same reference. Direct measurements of surface currents are expected to facilitate such a correction. Comparing both CCMP products with the TAO/TRITON array reveals that the differences that are not well explained by the surface current estimates, which is likely due to the inclusion of TAO/TRITON data in CCMP products. Our study also shows that the choice of

  12. Candida albicans keratitis modified by steroid application

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    Kaoru Araki-Sasaki

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available Kaoru Araki-Sasaki1, Hiroko Sonoyama1, Tsutomu Kawasaki1, Nariyasu Kazama1, Hidenao Ideta1, Yoshitsugu Inoue21Ideta Eye Hospital, Kumamoto City, Kumamoto, Japan; 2Department of Ophthalmology, Tottori University, Koyama-Minami, Tottori, Japan Abstract: The paper reports on Candida albicans ocular infection modified by steroid eye drops. A 74-year-old male complained of conjunctival injection and pain in his right eye three months after pterygium and cataract surgery. After treatment with antibiotics and steroid eye drops for three days, he was referred to our hospital. Clear localized corneal endothelial plaque with injection of ciliary body was observed. No erosion of the corneal epithelium, or infiltration of stromal edema was observed, suggesting that the pathological organism derived from the intracameral region. Because ocular infection was suspected, steroid eye drops were stopped, which led immediately to typical infectious keratitis in the pathological region, with epithelial erosion, fluffy abscess, stromal infiltration, and edema. For diagnostic purposes, the plaque was surgically removed with forceps and the anterior chamber was irrigated with antibiotics. The smear and culture examination from the plaque revealed C. albicans surrounded by neutrophils. However, aqueous fluid and fibrous tissue after gonio procedure contained no mycotic organisms. Topical fluconazole, micafungin, and pimaricin with oral itraconazole (150 mg/day were effective. Special attention is needed when prescribing steroid eye drops to treat corneal disease especially postoperatively. Diagnosing infectious keratitis is sometimes difficult because of modification by some factors, such as postoperative conditions, scarring, and drug-induced masking. Here, we report on mycotic keratitis modified by postoperative steroid administration. Keywords: Candida albicans, cataract surgery, steroid, mycotic keratitis

  13. The characteristics of keratomycosis by Beauveria bassiana and its successful treatment with antimycotic agents

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    Hiroko Sonoyama

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Hiroko Sonoyama1, Kaoru Araki-Sasaki1, Shigeyasu Kazama1, Tsutomu Kawasaki1, Hidenao Ideta1, Atsuko Sunada2, Seishi Asari2, Yoshitsugu Inoue3, Kozaburo Hayashi41Ideta Eye Hospital, Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan; 2Department of Laboratory for Clinical Investigation, Osaka University Hospital, Suita, Osaka, Japan; 3Division of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Department of Medicine of Sensory and Motor Organ, Tottori University, Yonago, Tottori, Japan; 4Immunology and Virology Section Lab, Immunology, NEI, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USAAbstract: Clinical findings and treatment of keratomycosis caused by Beauveria bassiana, an entomopathogenic filamentous fungus, are described for an 80-year-old woman, who was referred to the hospital for ocular pain and redness on the 9th day after an ocular injury caused by the frame of her glasses. She had a long history of recurrent diabetic iritis and continuously used topical antibiotics and corticosteroids. At her first visit, a slit-lamp examination indicated a corneal ulcer confined within the superficial stromal layer, along with a slight infiltration and edema. Only a very few inflammatory cells were seen in the anterior chamber. Direct microscopic examination of corneal scrapings revealed septate fungal hyphae with zig-zag rachis and budding that was subsequently identified as B. bassiana by slide culture. Topical voriconazole with miconazole, pimaricin and oral itraconazole were effective and the lesion disappeared leaving only a mild scar at 2 months. The sensitivity of B. bassiana to various antimycotic agents was confirmed by broth microdilution, agar dilution with the Clinical Laboratory Standard Institute standard, and a disk method using topically applied concentrations. B. bassiana, which exhibits a characteristic appearance in smears and causes superficial keratomycosis, is sensitive to voriconazole with miconazole, pimaricin, and itraconazole.Keywords: Beauveria bassiana, keratomycosis, filamentous

  14. Tipepidine in adolescent patients with depression: a 4 week, open-label, preliminary study

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    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Tsuyoshi Sasaki,1,2 Kenji Hashimoto,3 Masumi Tachibana,1 Tsutomu Kurata,1 Hiroshi Kimura,2 Hideki Komatsu,2 Masatomo Ishikawa,2 Tadashi Hasegawa,2 Akihiro Shiina,1 Tasuku Hashimoto,2 Nobuhisa Kanahara,4 Tetsuya Shiraishi,2 Masaomi Iyo1–41Department of Child Psychiatry, Chiba University Hospital, 2Department of Psychiatry, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, 3Division of Clinical Neuroscience, Chiba University Center for Forensic Mental Health, 4Division of Medical Treatment and Rehabilitation, Chiba University Center for Forensic Mental Health, Inohana, Chiba, JapanDepression in children and adolescents is a common, recurrent, and debilitating condition associated with increased psychosocial, and medical morbidity and mortality.1The global prevalence of depression in children and adolescents is 1%–2% and 3%–8%, respectively.2 Depressive symptoms are also associated with significant functional impairment in school and the work place (often requiring legal interventions,1–5 and an increased risk for substance abuse and suicide.6–9 Clinical guidelines suggest the use of two selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI, namely fluoxetine and escitalopram, both of which are effective with generally acceptable safety profiles in the treatment of adolescent depression.10 Additionally, combination treatment with an SSRI and psychotherapy, typically cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT, has shown benefit in this cohort.10 However, caution is warranted since antidepressants therapy in children and adolescents is associated with increased rates of suicidal ideation11–13 and adverse effects, characterized by excessive emotional arousal or behavioral activation.14 These results highlight the need for new therapies in adolescent patients with depression, particularly therapies with fewer side effects.View original paper by Brent and Maalouf.

  15. Presumed toxoplasmic central retinal artery occlusion and multifocal retinitis with perivascular sheathing

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    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Haruka Arai,1 Tsutomu Sakai,1 Kiichiro Okano,1 Ranko Aoyagi,1 Ayano Imai,2 Hiroshi Takase,2 Manabu Mochizuki,2 Hiroshi Tsuneoka11Department of Ophthalmology, Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan; 2Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, JapanAbstract: Central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO and multifocal retinitis with perivascular sheathing are rare in ocular toxoplasmosis. We report a case of toxoplasmic CRAO and multifocal retinitis with perivascular sheathing. A healthy 83-year-old male developed left panuveitis. Funduscopic examination of the left eye showed a swollen optic disc and sheathing of the retinal artery with a dense vitreous haze and a white retinal lesion. Serum anti-toxoplasma antibodies were positive in a latex agglutination assay. Vitrectomy was performed to improve visualization of the retinal lesions and for examination of causative microorganisms. A postoperative fundus examination revealed CRAO with optic disc involvement and multifocal retinitis with perivascular sheathing. Qualitative multiplex polymerase chain reaction detected the Toxoplasma gondii B1 gene in ocular fluid from both the aqueous and vitreous humor. The presumed diagnosis of ocular toxoplasmosis was made and treatment was started with prednisone and acetylspiramycin with subsequent improvement. Two months later, the patient developed active retinochoroiditis in the left eye. After 6 weeks of anti-toxoplasma therapy, the disease involuted. Retinal vascular occlusions and multifocal retinitis with perivascular sheathing are rare in toxoplasmosis. This is the first case report of toxoplasmic CRAO and multifocal retinitis with perivascular sheathing. The diagnosis of ocular toxoplasmosis should be considered in patients with retinal artery occlusions and multifocal retinitis with perivascular sheathing associated with inflammation.Keywords: ocular toxoplasmosis, toxoplasma retinochoroiditis

  16. A LATE BRITTLE COMPONENT OF MOTION WITHIN THE DUCTILE EASTERN SIERRA CREST SHEAR ZONE (ESCSZ) ALONG THE EASTERN BOUNDARY OF THE TOLUMNE BATHOLITH IN THE SADDLEBAG LAKE, CA AREA. WHITESIDES, Andrew1, ENRIQUEZ, Marcus2 , HARDY, Jill1 , EHRET, Philip1, IANNONE, Monika1, CULBERT, Kristan1 GROSS, Ben3, LODEWYK, Jessica3, CAO, Wenrong1 , ZHANG, Tao1, MEMETI, Valbone3, PATERSON, Scott1 SCHMIDT, Keegan4. (1) Department of Earth Sciences, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0740, awhitesi@usc.edu , (2) Department of Geological Sciences, Cal State L.A., 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032, (3) Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University, Campus Box 1169, 1 Brookings Dr, Saint Louis, MO, 63130, (4) Division of Natural Science and Mathematics, Lewis-Clark State College, 500 8th Ave., Lewiston, ID 83501

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    Whitesides, A. S.; Enriquez, M.; Hardy, J.; Ehret, P.; Iannone, M.; Culbert, K. N.; Gross, M. B.; Lodewyk, J.; Cao, W.; Zhang, T.; Memeti, V.; Paterson, S. R.; Schmidt, K. L.

    2009-12-01

    During mapping (by the Undergraduate Team Research program, University of Southern California) in the Saddlebag Lake pendant just along the eastern margin of the Tuolumne batholith we have discovered a brittle slip component in the ESCSZ that juxtaposes largely metasedimentary and metavolcanic rock packages. The metasedimentary package is dominated by bedded sandstones and siltstones and local conglomerates whereas the metavolcanics show a large range of volcanic and volcaniclastic units. All of the units dip steeply and have an average N-NW strike. Dextral oblique ductile shear is distributed in domains in both rock packages with varying width from ~2 km in the South to ~1 km in the North. Shear sense in planes at high angles to a steep to SW plunging mineral lineation include S-C structures, shear bands, asymmetrical folding, sigma and delta clasts, and asymmetrical boudins. Partitioning of shear is common with the metarhyolites and metasediments showing higher non-coaxial strain than in the metaandesite and metadacite units. Map-scale “z-shaped” asymmetrical folds within the shear zone are also consistent with dextral shearing. Folded and sheared dikes of the 88-85 Ma Cathedral Peak phase of the Tuolumne batholith are common in the shear zone. A newly discovered brittle slip surface with breccias, gouge, and local pseudotachylite and large quartz veins was also mapped in the center of the ductile shear zone typically along the contact between the western metasedimentary and eastern metavolcanics (often a metarhyolite at the contact) on the east. Local slickenlines, steps, and offset dikes indicate that the brittle fault also had oblique dextral movement, similar to the ductile shear zone. In the mapped area no dikes originating from the TB cross the brittle fault and some are terminated at the brittle fault surface We interpret these observations to indicate northward displacement of the metasedimentary package by first ductile then brittle faulting during cooling and possibly uplift of this region with the youngest motion post 82 Ma.

  17. Rituximab for thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy.

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    Minakaran, Neda; Ezra, Daniel G

    2013-05-31

    Thyroid associated ophthalmopathy (TAO) is the most frequent extrathyroidal manifestation of Graves' disease, affecting up to 50% of patients, and has a great impact on quality of life. Rituximab is a human/murine chimeric monoclonal antibody that targets CD20, a transmembrane protein expressed on the surface of pre-B and mature B lymphocytes, but not on stem cells, pro-B lymphocytes or plasma cells. Preliminary work has shown that blocking the CD20 receptor on B-lymphocytes with rituximab affects the clinical course of TAO, by reducing inflammation and the degree of proptosis. The aim of this review was to investigate the effectiveness and safety of rituximab for the treatment of TAO. We searched CENTRAL (which contains the Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group Trials Register) (The Cochrane Library 2013, Issue 3), Ovid MEDLINE, Ovid MEDLINE In-Process and Other Non-Indexed Citations, Ovid MEDLINE Daily, Ovid OLDMEDLINE, (January 1950 to April 2013), EMBASE (January 1980 to April 2013), Latin American and Caribbean Literature on Health Sciences (LILACS) (January 1982 to April 2013), OpenGrey (System for Information on Grey Literature in Europe) (www.opengrey.eu/), the metaRegister of Controlled Trials (mRCT) (www.controlled-trials.com), ClinicalTrials.gov (www.clinicaltrials.gov), the WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP) (www.who.int/ictrp/search/en) and the EU Clinical Trials Register (www.clinicaltrialsregister.eu). We did not use any date or language restrictions in the electronic searches for trials. We last searched the electronic databases on 15 April 2013. We manually searched references of review articles and used the Science Citation Index to identify additional studies citing trials. We contacted the lead investigators of relevant trials on ClinicalTrials.gov and the WHO ICTRP for information and data from as yet unpublished clinical trials. We contacted experts in the field for information about any ongoing trials. We contacted the

  18. ¿Es necesario disponer de tratamientos con buprenorfina/naloxona para los presos dependientes de opiáceos?

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    Full Text Available La utilización de programas de tratamiento con agonistas opiáceos (TAO, junto con un abordaje psicosocial, es la forma más efectiva de prevenir recaídas en los pacientes con dependencia a opiáceos. Estos programas disminuyen la morbimortalidad así como las conductas de riesgo de transmisión del VIH y de otras infecciones, mejoran la calidad de vida y la retención en tratamiento, y tienen un impacto positivo sobre los comportamientos asociales, por lo que son muy útiles en presos con antecedente de consumo de opiáceos. Los TAO basados en el uso de buprenorfina/naloxona (B/N, igual que los basados en metadona (MT, están actualmente disponibles en España. El tratamiento diversificado ofrece una alternativa de tratamiento para la dependencia de opioides más individualizada y adaptada a las características de los pacientes. En cuanto a eficacia ambos fármacos son muy similares, pero B/N es más segura, con menor perfil de interacciones con posibilidad de dispensación en farmacias una vez que el paciente sea puesto en libertad, lo que puede ayudar a la reintegración social. Económicamente, el tratamiento con B/N es más costoso que el de MT. Se aconseja disponer de las diferentes modalidades de TAO y que estas se prescriban según las características y necesidades de cada caso, sin que la reclusión menoscabe el derecho al tratamiento farmacológico, que debe ser similar al efectuado extrapenitenciariamente.

  19. The I Ching and the psyche-body connection.

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    Ma, Shirley S Y

    2005-04-01

    Carl G. Jung's fateful meeting with Richard Wilhelm in 1929 has helped to build a bridge of depth psychological understanding between the East and the West. When Jung emerged from his 'confrontation with the unconscious', he felt validated by Wilhelm in his discovery of the healing power of medieval alchemical symbolism for the European psyche. Analytical psychology however offers a scientific, psychological understanding of Chinese wisdom as contained in the I Ching and Taoist alchemy. The Taoist alchemical tradition (also known as the Inner Elixir tradition of which 'The Secret of the Golden Flower' is a sample text) is based on the premise that psychological experience of the Tao can be achieved through mental and physiological means such as breathing and meditative techniques, gymnastics, dietary regimens such as fasting, consumption of medicinal herbs and minerals, and special sexual practices. This tradition incorporates the I Ching and traditional Chinese medicine in the alchemical opus. Taoist alchemy assumes the primacy of the physical body in the process of self-realization. The psychological and cosmic forces of the trigrams of the I Ching are stored in the internal organs of the body and are the basic material for the experience of Tao. The internal organs are the foundation of the material and subtle bodies and through cultivation, the body becomes spiritualized as the spirits are embodied. The body as a reflection of the entire cosmos becomes the residence of the gods. The realization of a new consciousness is symbolized by the hexagram Fu, meaning rebirth. The Chinese notion of Tao coincides with Jung's postulation of the unus mundus, the unity of existence which underlies the duality of psyche and matter, the psycho-physical background of existence. In this light, in the world of inner experience, East and West follow similar paths symbolically.

  20. New diagnostic and therapeutic approach to thyroid-associated orbitopathy based on applied kinesiology and homeopathic therapy.

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    Moncayo, Roy; Moncayo, Helga; Ulmer, Hanno; Kainz, Hartmann

    2004-08-01

    To investigate pathogenetic mechanisms related to the lacrimal and lymphatic glands in patients with thyroid-associated orbitopathy (TAO), and the potential of applied kinesiology diagnosis and homeopathic therapeutic measures. Prospective. Thyroid outpatient unit and a specialized center for complementary medicine (WOMED, Innsbruck; R.M. and H.M.). Thirty-two (32) patients with TAO, 23 with a long-standing disease, and 9 showing discrete initial changes. All patients were euthyroid at the time of the investigation. Clinical investigation was done, using applied kinesiology methods. Departing from normal reacting muscles, both target organs as well as therapeutic measures were tested. Affected organs will produce a therapy localization (TL) that turns a normal muscle tone weak. Using the same approach, specific counteracting therapies (i.e., tonsillitis nosode and lymph mobilizing agents) were tested. Change of lid swelling, of ocular movement discomfort, ocular lock, tonsil reactivity and Traditional Chinese Medicine criteria including tenderness of San Yin Jiao (SP6) and tongue diagnosis were recorded in a graded fashion. Positive TL reactions were found in the submandibular tonsillar structures, the pharyngeal tonsils, the San Yin Jiao point, the lacrimal gland, and with the functional ocular lock test. Both Lymphdiaral (Pascoe, Giessen, Germany) and the homeopathic preparation chronic tonsillitis nosode at a C3 potency (Spagyra, Grödig, Austria) counteracted these changes. Both agents were used therapeutically over 3-6 months, after which all relevant parameters showed improvement. Our study demonstrates the involvement of lymphatic structures and flow in the pathogenesis of TAO. The tenderness of the San Yin Jiao point correlates to the above mentioned changes and should be included in the clinical evaluation of these patients.

  1. Corneal biomechanical changes and intraocular pressure in patients with thyroid orbitopathy

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    Zofia Pniakowska

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available AIM: To determine the relevance of the objective parameters addressing the altered biomechanical properties of cornea for glaucoma monitoring in patients with mild or moderate thyroid associated orbitopathy (TAO, and in healthy individuals. METHODS: Twenty-five patients with TAO (group 1 and 25 healthy adults (group 2 were included to the study. Both groups were of a similar age and the ratio women:man. For each patient, the following parameters of both eyes were measured with ocular response analyzer (ORA: corneal hysteresis (CH, corneal resistance factor (CRF, Goldmann correlated intraocular pressure (IOPg and corneal compensated intraocular pressure (IOPcc. In both groups participating in our study, all measurements were performed within minutes to reduce the diurnal effects. RESULTS: The mean age in group 1 was 56±11y and 76% were women, 24% were men. The mean age in group 2 was 64±11y and 68% were women, 32% were men. CH correlated negatively with IOPg in group 1 (r2=0.10, P0.05 and also no significant correlation in group 2 (r2=0.04, P>0.05. CRF mean value in group 2 (11.51±1.72 mm Hg was higher than in group 1 (10.85±1.45 mm Hg (P<0.05. IOPg strongly correlated with IOPcc in both groups (group 1: r2=0.79, P<0.0001; group 2: r2=0.85, P<0.0001. There was also strong correlation between CRF and CH in both populations: group 1: (r2=0.58, P<0.0001, group 2: (r2=0.41, P<0.0001. CONCLUSION: Biomechanical parameters of cornea, as quantified by CH and CRF, and measured together with IOPcc, precisely reveal glaucoma staging in TAO and thus are reliable for diagnosing and follow-up in clinical practice.

  2. Early response to intravenous glucocorticoids for severe thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy predicts treatment outcome.

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    Hart, Richard H; Kendall-Taylor, Pat; Crombie, Alex; Perros, Petros

    2005-08-01

    The results for 18 consecutive patients with severe thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy (TAO) treated with high-dose, pulsed intravenous methylprednisolone (MP) are presented in this paper. Eighteen (18) patients with severe TAO, defined as either optic neuropathy, progressive diplopia, or severe soft-tissue swelling accompanied by evidence of NOSPECS class 2b or more severe eye disease, were studied in a prospective, noncontrolled case series. Patients were treated with 1.5 g of intravenous MP, divided over 3 days, followed by a tapering course of oral prednisolone. All patients were examined before treatment, 1 week and 1 month after commencement of treatment and at 2-3 monthly intervals thereafter. Assessment of visual acuity, differential intraocular pressure (IOP), soft-tissue inflammation, diplopia, and exophthalmometry were used to calculate a modified ophthalmopathy index (OI) for each patient at each visit. Median duration of follow-up was 14 months. A statistically significant reduction in OI following treatment with high-dose MP was observed after 1 week of treatment from 10.8 +/- 3.9 standard deviation (SD) to 8.3 +/- 3.4 (SD) (P < 0.001) and between 1 week and the end of the treatment period (OI, 7.2 +/- 3.4 (SD); P < 0.05). A response occurred in 83% of patients within a week but only 66% maintained this response. There was a significant negative correlation between response to treatment (OI before treatment-OI after treatment) and duration of eye disease (P = 0.034, Spearman correlation). High-dose, pulsed intravenous MP is an effective medical treatment for severe TAO. Responders can be identified within the 1st week. Treatment response is inversely related to disease duration.

  3. Petroleum coke adsorption as a water management option for oil sands process-affected water

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    Zubot, Warren [Syncrude Canada Ltd., Research and Development, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6N 1H4 (Canada); MacKinnon, Michael D. [OSPM Solutions Ltd., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8H 6X2 (Canada); Chelme-Ayala, Pamela; Smith, Daniel W. [University of Alberta, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2W2 (Canada); Gamal El-Din, Mohamed, E-mail: mgamalel-din@ualberta.ca [University of Alberta, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2W2 (Canada)

    2012-06-15

    Water is integral to both operational and environmental aspects of the oil sands industry. A water treatment option based on the use of petroleum coke (PC), a by-product of bitumen upgrading, was examined as an opportunity to reduce site oil sands process-affected water (OSPW) inventories and net raw water demand. Changes in OSPW quality when treated with PC included increments in pH levels and concentrations of vanadium, molybdenum, and sulphate. Constituents that decreased in concentration after PC adsorption included total acid-extractable organics (TAO), bicarbonate, calcium, barium, magnesium, and strontium. Changes in naphthenic acids (NAs) speciation were observed after PC adsorption. A battery of bioassays was used to measure the OSPW toxicity. The results indicated that untreated OSPW was toxic towards Vibrio fischeri and rainbow trout. However, OSPW treated with PC at appropriate dosages was not acutely toxic towards these test organisms. Removal of TAO was found to be an adsorption process, fitting the Langmuir and Langmuir-Freundlich isotherm models. For TAO concentrations of 60 mg/L, adsorption capacities ranged between 0.1 and 0.46 mg/g. This study demonstrates that freshly produced PC from fluid cokers provides an effective treatment of OSPW in terms of key constituents' removal and toxicity reduction. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Treatment of oil sands process-affected water (OSPW) using petroleum coke (PC) adsorption was investigated. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer PC was effective at adsorbing naphthenic acids with higher cyclicity. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer OSPW treated with PC at appropriate dosages was not toxic towards Vibrio fisheri and rainbow trout. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The adsorption of organic acids fitted the Langmuir and Langmuir-Freundlich isotherm models. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer PC has the potential to be an effective adsorbent to treat OSPW either directly or as a pretreatment step.

  4. Buerger’s disease: providing integrated care

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    Full Text Available Peter Klein-Weigel,1 Theresa Sophie Volz,1 Leonora Zange,2 Jutta Richter,3 1Clinic of Angiology, 2Clinic of Cardiology and Nephrology, HELIOS Klinikum Berlin-Buch, Berlin, 3Medical Faculty, Department of Rheumatology and Hiller Research Unit Rheumatology, Heinrich-Heine-University Duesseldorf, Duesseldorf, Germany Abstract: Buerger’s disease, also known as thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO, is a segmental inflammatory disease affecting small- and medium-sized vessels, which is strongly associated with tobacco use. Although the etiology is still unknown, recent studies suggest an immunopathogenesis. Diagnosis is based on clinical and angiomorphologic criteria, including age, history of smoking, clinical presentation with distal extremity ischemia, and the absence of other risk factors for atherosclerosis, autoimmune disease, hypercoagulable states, or embolic disease. Until now, no causative therapy exists for TAO. The most important therapeutic intervention is smoking cessations and intravenous prostanoid infusions (iloprost. Furthermore, effective analgesia is crucial for the treatment of ischemic and neuropathic pain and might be expanded by spinal cord stimulation. Revascularization procedures do not play a major role in the treatment of TAO due to the distal localization of arterial occlusion. More recently, immunoadsorption has been introduced eliminating vasoconstrictive G-protein-coupled receptor and other autoantibodies. Cell-based therapies and treatment with bosentan were also advocated. Finally, a consequent prevention and treatment of wounds and infections are essential for the prevention of amputations. To achieve better clinical results, integrated care in multidisciplinary and trans-sectoral teams with emphasis on smoking cessation, pain control, wound management, and social care by professionals, social workers, and family members is necessary. Keywords: Winiwater-Buerger's disease, Winiwarter–Buerger, thromboangiitis

  5. Symposium on Underwater Physiology (7th), July 5-10, 1980, Athens, Greece

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  6. La enseñanza de la traducción asistida por ordenador: análisis didáctico-curricular y propuesta de integración de la subcompetencia instrumental-profesional en el aula

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    Plaza Lara, Cristina

    2014-01-01

    La presente tesis doctoral se enmarca en el campo de la didáctica de la traducción. Su principal objeto de estudio lo constituye la subcompetencia instrumental-profesional y, más concretamente, aquellas destrezas relacionadas con la traducción asistida por ordenador (TAO). El auge del sector de la localización, los cambios que se han producido en el sistema universitario europeo en los últimos años y el papel que han adquirido las nuevas tecnologías en nuestro campo de estudio crean un nuevo ...

  7. El placer secreto

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    Günter Jursch

    2004-01-01

    Muchas enfermedades crónicas tienen un componente psicosomático. En estos casos considero más apropiado aplicar la concepción del Lejano Oriente (p. e. Taoísmo y Budismo), por ser más cercana a la realidad que la concepción occidental (influida por el cristianismo, el judaísmo y el Islam). Aplicando el punto de vista de Oriente, busco el elemento positivo en la región en la que predomina lo malo, el punto blanco en el campo negro de la enfermedad. Este elemento positivo en el campo de la enfe...

  8. Evidence for recent hydrothermal activity in the Central Indian Basin

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  9. Connective Tissue Growth Factor (CTGF) as a Regulator of Lactogenic Differentiation

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    tenure as a doctoral candidate: Dr. Gabriela Dveksler, Dr. Mary Lou Cutler, Dr. Radha Maheshwari, Dr. Robert Friedman, and Dr. Tao-Yiao John Wu. I am...Nomura, Y. Moon , Y. Tonozuka, Y. Minoshima, T. Hatori, A. Tsuchiya, M. Kiyono, T. Nosaka, H. Nakajima, D. A. Williams, and T. Kitamura. 2006. Rac1 and a...J. Wilkins , S. H. Park, P. A. Ram, D. J. Waxman, and H. W. Davey. 1997. Requirement of STAT5b for sexual dimorphism of body growth rates and liver

  10. Low Power Band to Band Tunnel Transistors

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    ultrathin-body SOI MOSFETs”, Electron Devices Meeting, 2004. IEDM Technical Digest . IEEE International, pp. 229- 232, 13-15 Dec. 2004 [1.12] M. L. Lee...dependence of the performance enhancement in strained-Si n-MOSFETs," Electron Devices Meeting, 1994. IEDM 󈨢. Technical Digest , International, pp.373-376...H. J. Tao, S. C. Chen, C. H. Diaz, T. Ong, A. S. Oates , M. S. Liang, M. H. Chi, "Reliability of HfSiON as gate dielectric for advanced CMOS

  11. Spirit Pluralisme dalam Klenteng Sam Po Kong Semarang

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    Full Text Available Klenteng Sam Po Kong has very deep meaning as a symbol of multi cultural; multi ethnic and multi religious. Klenteng Sam Po Kong has a different function, not only used by people with background religious Tri Dharma (Budha, Tao and Konghuchu, but also used by Javanese ethnic with different religious backgrounds. Between ethnic China and Java, mutual respect and tolerance run beliefs and rituals of each. More over, Klenteng Sam Po Kong is a form of pluralism which reflected the fact Sino Javanese Muslim Culture is preserved to date both of sightings physical culture and system cultural in the form of religious rites performed by ethnic China and Java.

  12. Especially DDC. Users Look at the DoD Information Transfer Process

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  13. Poincaré's legacies, part II pages from year two of a mathematical blog

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    2009-01-01

    There are many bits and pieces of folklore in mathematics that are passed down from advisor to student, or from collaborator to collaborator, but which are too fuzzy and non-rigorous to be discussed in the formal literature. Traditionally, it was a matter of luck and location as to who learned such folklore mathematics. But today, such bits and pieces can be communicated effectively and efficiently via the semiformal medium of research blogging. This book grew from such a blog. In 2007, Terry Tao began a mathematical blog to cover a variety of topics, ranging from his own research and other re

  14. Poincaré's legacies, part I pages from year two of a mathematical blog

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    2009-01-01

    There are many bits and pieces of folklore in mathematics that are passed down from advisor to student, or from collaborator to collaborator, but which are too fuzzy and non-rigorous to be discussed in the formal literature. Traditionally, it was a matter of luck and location as to who learned such folklore mathematics. But today, such bits and pieces can be communicated effectively and efficiently via the semiformal medium of research blogging. This book grew from such a blog. In 2007, Terry Tao began a mathematical blog to cover a variety of topics, ranging from his own research and other re

  15. Structure and randomness pages from year one of a mathematical blog

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    2009-01-01

    There are many bits and pieces of folklore in mathematics that are passed down from advisor to student, or from collaborator to collaborator, but which are too fuzzy and non-rigorous to be discussed in the formal literature. Traditionally, it was a matter of luck and location as to who learned such folklore mathematics. But today, such bits and pieces can be communicated effectively and efficiently via the semiformal medium of research blogging. This book grew from such a blog. In 2007, Terry Tao began a mathematical blog, as an outgrowth of his own website at UCLA. This book is based on a sel

  16. An epsilon of room, II pages from year three of a mathematical blog

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    2011-01-01

    There are many bits and pieces of folklore in mathematics that are passed down from advisor to student, or from collaborator to collaborator, but which are too fuzzy and nonrigorous to be discussed in the formal literature. Traditionally, it was a matter of luck and location as to who learned such "folklore mathematics". But today, such bits and pieces can be communicated effectively and efficiently via the semiformal medium of research blogging. This book grew from such a blog. In 2007 Terry Tao began a mathematical blog to cover a variety of topics, ranging from his own research and other re

  17. 鄭観応の開明思想 : その文明論的な解釈

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    2000-01-01

    In Zheng Guan-ying's enlightenment thought, modernity coexists with tradition.But his thought is not a simple mixture of tradtion and moder-nity.Both of them raise chemical reactions with each other in his thought, and produce a new kind of modernity or tradition.That shows in his theory of yang-wu (洋務), bien-fa(変法), and dong-tao(東道); the former two are based on the Western method and the last one is the Eastern or Confucian Way.I suggest the perspective of civilization-theory, which means no...

  18. Estudios fotocatalíticos de reducción y oxidación con TiO2, Fe/TiO2 y Pt/TiO2

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    Testa Fernández, Juan José

    2012-01-01

    El objetivo de este trabajo de tesis es el estudio de la reacción fotocatalítica de remoción de Cr(VI) de suspensiones acuosas con TiO2 y nuevos fotocatalizadores, en presencia y ausencia de compuestos orgánicos oxidables, y la elucidación de los mecanismos involucrados en la misma. En el capítulo 1 se desarrolla la introducción al tema, en la cual se presentan las tecnologías avanzadas de oxidación (TAOs), se explican los fundamentos del modelo de bandas sobre semiconductores, se hace el aná...

  19. Los factores socioculturales: clave de internacionalización de la empresa occidental en el mercado chino.

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    Martín de Bernardo Galiana, José

    2017-01-01

    China se ha convertido en uno de los principales mercados del mundo para las exportaciones occidentales y para su localización de joint ventures y filiales. Sin embargo, China es un país con una cultura muy diferente basada principalmente en el confucianismo y taoísmo, junto con una historia que ha moldeado tanto su sociedad como la cultura de los negocios. De hecho, uno de los aspectos más importantes para tener éxito en China reside en los factores socioculturales y en la forma de adaptars...

  20. Photos of Lansmont PDT 80 drop test machine at Los Alamos

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    Moore, Murray E. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)

    2017-12-21

    The Los Alamos RP-SVS Radiation Protection Services group designed and constructed a drop tower facility for TA- 55 support work. The drop mechanism was supplied by the Lansmont company in Monterey CA. Los Alamos staffers Murray Moore and Yong Tao have noticed that the system is not dropping loads correctly, and they have photographed aspects of the PDT- 80 model system. The first 10 photos show the platen loaded with a cylindrical steel bar. The next 10 photos are of the roller-cam mechanism in the drop tower, and the last 2 photos indicate the amount of looseness in the platen when it is being pulled by a person.