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  1. Materjalid muudavad maailma = Materials change the world / Jaak Kikas

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    Kikas, Jaak

    2005-01-01

    Jaak Kikas TÜ materjaliteaduse instituudist mõnedest olulistest tendentsidest ja suundumustest uute materjalide otsingutel ning nendega kaasnevatest probleemidest. Materjaliteaduse artikli kommentaariks tutvustavad Kalle Komissarov (intervjueerija) ja Martin Pärn EKA disaini- ja tekstiilikateedri projekti "Arukate toodete disain - tuleviku eriala", millele saadi toetust SA Innove europrojektide raames

  2. Loominguliste ja uuenduslike ideede rakendamisega seotud pinged / Maureen McLaughlin, Mary Ellen Vogt ; tõlkinud Tiina Nurm

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    McLaughlin, Maureen

    2000-01-01

    Selleks, et saaks toimuda tulemuslik ja uuenduslik aineõpetus, tuleb teadvustada ja ületada pinged, mis on seotud loovideede rakendamisega. Pingetekitajad, millega õpetajad uuenduslike õpetamis- ja õppimistoimingute rakendamisel võivad kokku puutuda, on järgmised : aeg, ainekavad, tekstid ja muud allikad, oletatav loovuse puudumine, ebakõla uuenduste ja reaalsuse vahel, õpilaste erinevus, tunni organiseerimine ja läbiviimine, hindamine ja hinnangu andmine, õpilaste usaldamine

  3. Paul Ariste 1942. aasta vadja välitöömaterjalid kultuurikirjeldusliku allikana / Ergo-Hart Västrik

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    Västrik, Ergo-Hart

    2005-01-01

    1942. a. toimunud Eesti Rahva Muuseumi ekspeditsioonist Vadjamaale. Paul Ariste ekspeditsiooni materjalid - rahvaluuleüleskirjutused ja välitööpäevik on vaatluse all materjalis leiduva usundilise ja mütoloogilise ainese seisukohalt

  4. The unending deposit insurance mess.

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    Kane, E J

    1989-10-27

    The thrift institution deposit insurance mess is rooted in defects in political and bureaucratic accountability. Under existing incentives, covering up evidence of poor regulatory performance and relaxing binding capital requirements are rational governmental responses to widespread industry insolvency. Similarly, aggressive industry risk taking is a rational response by thrift managers to regulatory forbearances. Far from acknowledging these incentive defects, the Bush plan for cleaning up the mess adopts theories that spotlight other causes: specifically, poor thrift management and the deregulation of thrift institution activities and of deposit interest rates. To end the mess, politicians and regulators must jettison these comfortable theories and surrender discretion that permits them to finesse the need to budget for governmental financial commitments.

  5. Pärt: Berliner Messe / Rob Cowan

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    Cowan, Rob

    1998-01-01

    Uuest heliplaadist "Pärt: Berliner Messe. The Beatitudes. Annum per Annum. Magnificat. Seven Magnificat Antiphons. De profundis. Polyphony / Steven Layton with Andrew Lucas" Hyperion CDA66960 (74 minutes:DDD)

  6. A meaningful MESS (Medical Education Scholarship Support

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    Shari A. Whicker

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Background: Graduate medical education faculty bear the responsibility of demonstrating active research and scholarship; however, faculty who choose education-focused careers may face unique obstacles related to the lack of promotion tracks, funding, career options, and research opportunities. Our objective was to address education research and scholarship barriers by providing a collaborative peer-mentoring environment and improve the production of research and scholarly outputs. Methods: We describe a Medical Education Scholarship Support (MESS group created in 2013. MESS is an interprofessional, multidisciplinary peer-mentoring education research community that now spans multiple institutions. This group meets monthly to address education research and scholarship challenges. Through this process, we develop new knowledge, research, and scholarly products, in addition to meaningful collaborations. Results: MESS originated with eight founding members, all of whom still actively participate. MESS has proven to be a sustainable unfunded local community of practice, encouraging faculty to pursue health professions education (HPE careers and fostering scholarship. We have met our original objectives that involved maintaining 100% participant retention; developing increased knowledge in at least seven content areas; and contributing to the development of 13 peer-reviewed publications, eight professional presentations, one Masters of Education project, and one educational curriculum. Discussion: The number of individuals engaged in HPE research continues to rise. The MESS model could be adapted for use at other institutions, thereby reducing barriers HPE researchers face, providing an effective framework for trainees interested in education-focused careers, and having a broader impact on the education research landscape.

  7. Virtuous Mess and Wicked Clarity: Struggle in Higher Education Research

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    McArthur, Jan

    2012-01-01

    This article considers the value of clarity--of theory, method and purposes--in educational research. It draws upon the work of early critical theorist, Theodor Adorno, and particularly his notion of negative dialectics and his challenge to the traditional dichotomy of theory and practice. Using the notions of virtuous mess and wicked clarity, I…

  8. Systemic thinking fundamentals for understanding problems and messes

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    Hester, Patrick T

    2014-01-01

    Whether you’re an academic or a practitioner, a sociologist, a manager, or an engineer, one can benefit from learning to think systemically.  Problems (and messes) are everywhere and they’re getting more complicated every day.  How we think about these problems determines whether or not we’ll be successful in understanding and addressing them.  This book presents a novel way to think about problems (and messes) necessary to attack these always-present concerns.  The approach draws from disciplines as diverse as mathematics, biology, and psychology to provide a holistic method for dealing with problems that can be applied to any discipline. This book develops the systemic thinking paradigm, and introduces practical guidelines for the deployment of a systemic thinking approach.

  9. Entrevue guidée avec Karen Messing

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    Ana-Maria Seifert

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available Karen Messing nous a accordé une entrevue pour la rubrique des Défricheurs de PISTES de la revue. Dans son cas nous devons plutôt parler d’une défricheuse de pistes. En effet, tout au long de sa vie professionnelle elle s’est intéressée aux particularités reliées à la question du genre dans le travail et plus particulièrement au travail des femmes et à ses conséquences sur leur santé. Elle était professeure à l’Université du Québec à Montréal, elle vient tout juste de prendre sa retraite « officielle ». Elle est détentrice d’un doctorat en biologie et elle s’est graduellement intéressée à la question de l’environnement de travail et à ses effets sur la santé des personnes. Au début des années 90, elle est allée se perfectionner en ergonomie afin de se doter d’outils d’analyse du travail. Ses recherches ont porté sur plusieurs métiers (préposés aux bénéficiaires, préposés au nettoyage, caissières, etc.. Karen Messing a publié plusieurs livres et articles scientifiques sur la question qui sont importants. Nous vous invitons à la connaître un peu mieux.Karen Messing granted us an interview for the magazine’s Défricheurs de PISTES section. In her case, she is a groundbreaker. In fact, throughout her professional life, she has been interested in the specific issues related to the subject of gender in work, and particularly to women’s work and its impacts on their health. She was a professor at the Université du Québec à Montréal, and has just begun her “official” retirement. She has a doctorate in biology and gradually became interested in the subject of the work environment and its effects on people’s health. In the early 1990s, she refined her skills in ergonomics in order to have the necessary work analysis tools. Her research has investigated several professions (orderlies, cleaning workers, cashiers, etc.. Karen Messing has published several important scientific books and

  10. Can renormalization group flow end in a Big Mess?

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    Morozov, Alexei; Niemi, Antti J.

    2003-01-01

    The field theoretical renormalization group equations have many common features with the equations of dynamical systems. In particular, the manner how Callan-Symanzik equation ensures the independence of a theory from its subtraction point is reminiscent of self-similarity in autonomous flows towards attractors. Motivated by such analogies we propose that besides isolated fixed points, the couplings in a renormalizable field theory may also flow towards more general, even fractal attractors. This could lead to Big Mess scenarios in applications to multiphase systems, from spin-glasses and neural networks to fundamental string (M?) theory. We consider various general aspects of such chaotic flows. We argue that they pose no obvious contradictions with the known properties of effective actions, the existence of dissipative Lyapunov functions, and even the strong version of the c-theorem. We also explain the difficulties encountered when constructing effective actions with chaotic renormalization group flows and observe that they have many common virtues with realistic field theory effective actions. We conclude that if chaotic renormalization group flows are to be excluded, conceptually novel no-go theorems must be developed

  11. Count Nouns - Mass Nouns, Neat Nouns - Mess Nouns

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    Fred Landman

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available In this paper I propose and formalize a theory of the mass-count distinction in which the denotations of count nouns are built from non-overlapping generators, while the denotations of mass nouns are built from overlapping generators. Counting is counting of generators, and it will follow that counting is only correct on count denotations. I will show that the theory allows two kinds of mass nouns: mess mass nouns with denotations built from overlapping minimal generators, and neat mass nouns with denotations built from overlapping generators, where the overlap is not located in the minimal generators. Prototypical mass nouns like meat and mud are of the first kind. I will argue that mass nouns like furniture and kitchenware are of the second type. I will discuss several phenomena—all involving one way or the other explicitly or implicitly individual classifiers like stuks in Dutch—that show that both distinctions mass/count and mess/neat are linguistically robust. I will show in particular that nouns like kitchenware pattern in various ways like count nouns, and not like mess mass nouns, and that these ways naturally involve the neat structure of their denotation. I will also show that they are real mass nouns: they can involve measures in the way mess mass nouns can and count nouns cannot. I will discuss grinding interpretations of count nouns, here rebaptized fission interpretations, and argue that these interpretations differ in crucial ways from the interpretations of lexical mass nouns. The paper will end with a foundational problem raised by fission interpretations, and in the course of this, atomless interpretation domains will re-enter the scene through the back door.ReferencesBarner, D. & Snedeker, J. 2005. ‘Quantity judgements and individuation: evidence that mass nouns count’. Cognition 97: 41–66.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2004.06.009PMid:16139586Bunt, H. 1985. Mass Terms and Model Theoretic Semantics. Cambridge

  12. Multiple environment single system quantum mechanical/molecular mechanical (MESS-QM/MM) calculations. 1. Estimation of polarization energies.

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    Sodt, Alexander J; Mei, Ye; König, Gerhard; Tao, Peng; Steele, Ryan P; Brooks, Bernard R; Shao, Yihan

    2015-03-05

    In combined quantum mechanical/molecular mechanical (QM/MM) free energy calculations, it is often advantageous to have a frozen geometry for the quantum mechanical (QM) region. For such multiple-environment single-system (MESS) cases, two schemes are proposed here for estimating the polarization energy: the first scheme, termed MESS-E, involves a Roothaan step extrapolation of the self-consistent field (SCF) energy; whereas the other scheme, termed MESS-H, employs a Newton-Raphson correction using an approximate inverse electronic Hessian of the QM region (which is constructed only once). Both schemes are extremely efficient, because the expensive Fock updates and SCF iterations in standard QM/MM calculations are completely avoided at each configuration. They produce reasonably accurate QM/MM polarization energies: MESS-E can predict the polarization energy within 0.25 kcal/mol in terms of the mean signed error for two of our test cases, solvated methanol and solvated β-alanine, using the M06-2X or ωB97X-D functionals; MESS-H can reproduce the polarization energy within 0.2 kcal/mol for these two cases and for the oxyluciferin-luciferase complex, if the approximate inverse electronic Hessians are constructed with sufficient accuracy.

  13. L. Harrison: Mass (to St. Anthony); A. Pärt: Berliner Messe / Robert Cowan

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    Cowan, Robert

    1994-01-01

    Uuest heliplaadist "L. Harrison: Mass (to St. Anthony); A. Pärt: Berliner Messe. Oregon Repertory Singers / Gilbert Seeley. Koch International Classics CD 37 177-2; Pärt - comparative version: Estonian Phil. Chbr. Ch., Tallinn CO / Kaljuste" (11/93)(ECM) 439 162-2

  14. Relationship of stress and knowledge workers productivity in Mess-Sarcheshmeh Company

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    M. Jahanshahi; A. Afrazeh; A. Najafi

    2010-01-01

    Background and aims   the stress is creating from high density, complexity and long hours of work. Stress is higher among Knowledge workers because of the nature of knowledge work based on the complexity and high focus, aside from the Millennium Challenge is the productivity of   Knowledge workers. The aim of this study reviews the relationship between stress and productivity of Knowledge workers at the Mess-Sarcheshmeh company.     Methods   in this cross sectional study was studied 120 Know...

  15. Relationship of stress and knowledge workers productivity in Mess-Sarcheshmeh Company

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    M. Jahanshahi

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Background and aims   the stress is creating from high density, complexity and long hours of work. Stress is higher among Knowledge workers because of the nature of knowledge work based on the complexity and high focus, aside from the Millennium Challenge is the productivity of   Knowledge workers. The aim of this study reviews the relationship between stress and productivity of Knowledge workers at the Mess-Sarcheshmeh company.     Methods   in this cross sectional study was studied 120 Knowledge workers of Mess-Sarcheshmeh Company. Data in this study were extracted through interviews and completing of performance measurement questionnaire, stress measurement questionnaire and Knowledge   workers productivity measurement questionnaire.     Results   The group of Computer Programming has highest productivity and job satisfaction,  and stress in this group is more desirable. Stress in the 95 percent confidence level and loyalty and job satisfaction in the 90 percent confidence level are associated with knowledge workers productivity. Job satisfaction has most effect on knowledge workers productivity.     Conclusion   The findings of this study indicate that not only stress has harmful effects suffering of people to emotional and physical diseases. But also, it affects on the productivity of managers and knowledge workers. Deal with it, which need for proper proactive planning in this area, who should participate in planning the annual interest adhered.  

  16. The Wicked Problem of Climate Change: A New Approach Based on Social Mess and Fragmentation

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    Jiazhe Sun

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available The 21st century has been the warmest period on record since 1880, making the problem of climate change a central issue in the global political arena. While most approaches to climate change emphasize setting and imposing thresholds for greenhouse gas emissions, this paper argues that the issue of climate change and its solutions should be viewed in a more dynamic and complex way, involving social messes and the fragmentation of industries and organizations. In this context, learning models can offer a starting point to understand the reasons why organizations engage in certain types of corporate environmental strategies with regard to climate change, and can help in the search for solutions to the problem of climate change.

  17. Fixing Saskatchewan’s Potash Royalty Mess: A New Approach for Economic Efficiency and Simplicity

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    Duanjie Chen

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available For a government’s fiscal program to best serve the public interest, while also ensuring sufficient public revenue collection, it has to meet three criteria: efficiency, simplicity and fairness. Unfortunately, the royalty and tax system currently in place for Saskatchewan’s robust potash-mining industry is none of these three things; it has actually reached the point of incoherence and absurdity, or a mess. Under the current royalty and tax regime for potash producers, the tangled thicket of royalties, taxes and credits can differ between commencement dates for production, projects of different sizes, or even projects of similar size but with different profitability; it also has potash producers generally enjoying a much lighter tax burden on marginal investments than that borne by the oil and gas industry and most other non-resource industries. The result is distortions and inefficiencies, resulting in subpar investment activity, which can only stand in the way of Saskatchewan reaching its full economic potential. That needs to change. The Saskatchewan government can implement a simpler and properly structured rent-based tax and a revenue-based royalty as minimum payment (where the royalty can be credited against the rent tax, each with a single rate and an identical tax base for all tax and royalty payers. Such a properly structured royalty and tax system can deliver improved productivity, without reducing investment incentives, resulting in a better partnership for both Saskatchewan’s industry and government in the long run.

  18. Measurement and automatic control techniques at sewage treatment plants. Concepts, experience, trends.. Manuscripts and posters; Mess- und Regelungstechnik in abwassertechnischen Anlagen. Konzepte, Erfahrungen, Trends. Manuskripte und Poster-Praesentationen

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    1997-12-31

    This conference volume on measurement and automatic control techniques at sewage treatment plants deals with the following subjects: online analytics, measurement techniques and control techniques; use of model-assisted techniques; transparency and acceptance, plant management; process control concepts; optimization of operation. (SR) [Deutsch] Themen dieses Konferenzbandes ueber Mess- und Regelungstechnik in abwassertechnischen Anlagen sind: Online-Analytik, Mess- und Stelltechnik; Einsatz modellgestuetzter Verfahren; Transparenz und Akzeptanz, Betriebsmanagement; Leittechnische Konzepte; Betriebsoptimierung. (SR)

  19. Materjalide jagamisest võidavad kõik / Maarja Soone

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    Soone, Maarja

    2011-01-01

    Koolitusest Colchesteris - Content and Language Integrated Learning, mis tähendab võõrkeelset aineõpet, kus vajadusel võetakse kasutusele ka emakeel, mistõttu viidatakse sellele tihti kui kakskeelsele õppele

  20. The Flamanville mess

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    Dupin, L.; James, O.

    2011-01-01

    This article draws a rather negative picture of the construction of the French EPR in Flamanville: a too short construction planning (with, in the end, a four year delay), a too large number of subcontractors with recruitment problems for some of them and insufficiently skilled personnel, problems in concrete structure constructions, and above all a very bad social context and climate. In an interview, the president of the French Parliament office of assessment of scientific and technological choices comments these problems

  1. Energy. Areva, the mess

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    Dupin, L.

    2010-01-01

    While outlining the different strengths (integrated business model, supplies, experience) and opportunities (Asian market development, nuclear security harmonization objective), this article comments the main weaknesses of Areva: the lack of evolution of its stake holding structure, the existence of a single model of nuclear plant which limits the accessible markets, and the cost and delay of the EPR development and construction in Finland. The author also mentions the various threats on Areva's activities and development: the development of non conventional gases in the United States which challenges the nuclear revival, and the political tensions in Niger which threaten a third of Areva's uranium supplies. A second part comments the development of the Chinese equivalents to the EPR

  2. The scientific measurement and evaluation programme (WMEP). Annual evaluation 1996; Wissenschaftliches Mess- und Evaluierungsprogramm (WMEP) zum Breitentest '250 MW Wind'. Jahresauswertung 1996

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    Durstewitz, M.; Ensslin, C.; Hahn, B.; Hoppe-Klipper, M. (comps.)

    1997-07-01

    The Bundesministerium fuer Bildung, Wissenschaft, Forschung und Technik (B.M.B.F.-Federal Ministry for Education, Science, Research and Technology) funds the '250 MW Wind' test programme. This programme is designed to acquire statistically relevant data concerning the practical use of wind energy converters (WECs) in the Federal Republic of Germany. The technological and scientific areas of this supportive measure, the 'Wissenschaftliche Mess- und Evaluierungsprogramm' (WMEP - Scientific Measurement and Evaluation Programme), are implemented by the Institut fuer Solare Energieversorgungstechnik (ISET - Institute for Solar Energy Supply Technology) in Kassel. The WMEP acquires and evaluates performance data concerning all funded WECs for a 10 year period. The following areas are the main focal points of the programme: Wind Resources: Local and regional distribution of wind resources in Germany, wind conditions at specific sites. WEC Performance: Energy production and consumption of WECs, periods of grid interconnection, periods of full and partial load, performance characteristics. Reliability: Technical availability, causes of faults, malperformance, component failure. Economics: Income through the operation of the WEC, costs related to maintenance, repair and insurance. Intensive statistical evaluations concerning these focal points are implemented, based on the continuously acquired operational data of each WEC. The results are presented in this report, in a form compatible to the evaluations of recent years. (orig.)

  3. Fiber optical measurement systems and their possible uses in final storage; Faseroptische Mess-Systeme und ihre Einsatzmoeglichkeiten im Bereich der Endlagerung

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    Jobmann, Michael [DBE Technology GmbH, Peine (Germany)

    2002-06-01

    Werkzeug dar, mit dem ueber mehrere Jahrzehnte Untergrund- bzw. Umgebungsparameter eines Endlagers kontrolliert und ueberwacht werden koennen. DBE TECHNOLOGY arbeitet seit 1995 mit finanzieller Unterstuetzung des BMBF und BMWi intensiv an der Entwicklung bzw. Weiterentwicklung faseroptischer Mess-Systeme. Die Glasfasertechnologie bietet unbestrittene Vorzuege, die zu einer sich rasch entwickelnden weiten Verbreitung bei der Anlagenueberwachung und Prozess-Steuerung insbesondere unter schwierigen Einsatzbedingungen fuehrte. Glasfasern sind nicht nur widerstandsfaehiger gegenueber chemischer Korrosion und hohen Temperaturen, ihre ideale elektromagnetische Vertraeglichkeit, grosse Bandbreiten und hohe Uebertragungsgeschwindigkeiten gewaehrleisten eine grosse Zuverlaessigkeit und ausgezeichnete Leistungmerkmale. Darueber hinaus gestatten die ausgezeichneten Vernetzungseigenschaften einen effektiven Betrieb grosser Sensorsysteme und die aufwaendige Digitalisierung kann entfallen. Dabei reduziert sich der Geber auf einfachste Elemente - eine Glasfaser. Dies fuehrt zu kostenguenstigen, wartungsarmen und zuverlaessigen Loesungen. Fuer langfristige Ueberwachungsaufgaben, auch in Endlagern, ist die Faseroptik daher die bevorzugte Alternative in der Sensorik und Signaluebertragung. (orig.)

  4. Kölni mess tulekul!

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    2001-01-01

    14.-20 I 2002 toimuvale Kölni mööblimessile oodatakse1450 firmat rohkem kui 50 riigist. Tulipunktis on disain üldnimetuse all "Red Route". Näitusel "WOHNvisionen" presenteeritakse disainerite nägemust tuleviku elukeskkonnast, "Light on.../Seeing the Light" annab ülevaate valgustite disainist

  5. Maaelu Eestis 1940.-1950. aastatel ajakirja Pilt ja Sõna materjalide põhjal / Loone Ots

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    Ots, Loone, 1965-

    2007-01-01

    Maaelu kujutamisest ajakirja Pilt ja Sõna 1946., 1950. ja 1956. aasta numbrites. Erinevustest varanõukoguliku, tippstalinistliku ja poststalinistliku põllumajanduse käsitluste vahel, propaganda lõimumisest ajakirjas ilmunud materjalidega

  6. Uuendused rõivaäris - muudki kui internet ja uued materjalid / Erik Aru

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    Aru, Erik

    2010-01-01

    Umberto Angeloni asutatud Umani kaubamärgiga ülikondi valmistatakse vaid viies mõõdus. Firmal puudub veebileht, kuid üldine suund on, et internetti läheb ka aina rohkem luksuskaupu. Ühest kiirema kasvuga rõivatööstuse firmast, Jaapani ettevõttest Fast Retailing. Uuest kangast, milles on traadita biosensorid

  7. Anthologie d'écrits de compositeurs extraits de recueils de motets, de messes et de livres d'orgue parus en France (XVIIe-XVIIIe siècles) : Textes rassemblés par Nathalie Berton-Blivet et Marie Demeilliez

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    Berton-Blivet, Nathalie; Demeilliez, Marie; Davy-Rigaux, Cécile

    2014-01-01

    Nous présentons ici une anthologie de textes liminaires, rédigés par les compositeurs ou leurs éditeurs, relatifs aux pratiques des musiques d'Église et à leur cadre liturgique. Ce corpus comporte des textes ou extraits de textes issus de recueils imprimés de motets, messes et livres d'orgue des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles.; This article presents an anthology of texts written by composers or their publishers on the practices of church music and their liturgical setting. This corpus includes texts...

  8. Development of a measuring and evaluation method for X-ray analysis of residual stresses in the surface region of polycrystalline materials; Entwicklung eines Mess- und Auswerteverfahrens zur roentgenographischen Analyse des Eigenspannungszustandes im Oberflaechenbereich vielkristalliner Werkstoffe

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    Genzel, C.

    2000-11-01

    The topic of the habilitation thesis is the development of an X-ray diffraction method for measurement and depth-resolved analysis of internal stresses in the surface region of polycrystalline materials. The method relies on the basic approach of varying {tau}, the penetration depth of the X-rays in the materials, by the scattering vector g{sub theta{psi}} via stepwise specimen rotation. Thus, depth profiles of the interlattice plane distances d(hkl) in the specimen system can be derived for given direction and inclination angles {theta} and {psi} of the scattering vector. This offers the possibility to identify individual components of the stress tensors of the basic equation of the X-ray diffraction analysis, and to perform separate analyses of those components. For calculation of the relevant internal stress distributions {sigma}{sub ij}({tau}) using the interlattice plane distance profiles, a self-consistent method is established which takes into account the high sensitivity of the derived internal stresses in relation to the interlattice plane distance d{sub 0}(hkl) in the stress-free crystal lattice. The evaluation yields results describing the depth profiles as well as the strain-free interlattice plane distance d{sub 0}(hkl), so that a quantitative analysis is possible of tri-axial internal stress states in the surface region of the materials. (orig./CB) [German] Den Gegenstand der vorliegenden Arbeit bildet die Entwicklung eines roentgenographischen Mess- und Auswerteverfahrens zur tiefenaufgeloesten Analyse des oberflaechennahen Eigenspannungszustandes in vielkristallinen Werkstoffen. Der Grundgedanke der Methode besteht darin, die Eindringtiefe {tau} der Roentgenstrahlung in den Werkstoff durch schrittweise Drehung der Probe um den Streuvektor g{sub {theta}}{sub {psi}} zu variieren. Damit koennen Tiefenprofile der Netzebenenabstaende d(hkl) fuer fest vorgegebene Azimut- und Neigungswinkel {theta} und {psi} des Streuvektors im Probensystem ermittelt

  9. Premenstrual syndrome: messes with my academic performance

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    Hashim, R.; Ayyub, A.; Hameed, S.; Qamar, K.; Raza, G.

    2014-01-01

    Objective: This study aims to determine the educational impact of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) on various academic activities of undergraduate female medical students. Study Design: Cross sectional study. Place and Duration of Study: Army Medical College, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan from June 2013 to November 2013 Material and Methods: This cross sectional study was conducted at Army Medical College, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) Islamabad. Data were collected from 224 undergraduate female medical students of all professional years. PMS was diagnosed according to WHO's ICD-10 criteria. Impact of premenstrual syndrome on academic activities of female medical students was assessed using a 22-itemed, structured questionnaire. Results: Two hundred and twenty four female undergraduate medical students gave their written consent to participate in this study. PMS was present among 207 (92.4%) female students. Major PMS symptoms experienced by the female students were backache (87.5%), fatigue (80.2%), depressed mood (78.2%), anxiety (76.8%), hypersomnia (71%) and poor emotional control (64.3%). The frequency of various PMS symptoms interfered with their academic activities (76.3%), with large group discussion sessions (79.2%), with small group discussion sessions (72.9%), written assessment (66.6%) and oral assessment (70.0%). Conclusion: The study findings affirm the fact that premenstrual syndrome profoundly affects the academic activities of young female medical students. In the light of these pertinent findings we recommend that health education and counselling services are essential to be provided at medical college campuses for female undergraduates. This will not only help them alleviate the negative effects of PMS but also develop an understanding about their problems, enhancing their academic output and performance in early medical carrier. (author)

  10. The nuclear age. Cleaning up the mess

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    Menezes, M.; Stunell, A.

    2001-01-01

    This paper focuses on just one essential component of a 'non nuclear' future - the management of nuclear waste. Waste produced by nuclear power is invariably contaminated by radioactivity. It is therefore a serious health and environmental hazard which requires special consideration. As residual radioactive contamination is generally very long lasting, the treatment and disposal options not only have to be robust in themselves, but also capable of retaining their integrity for hundreds, even thousands of years. Until now the debate over the issue of nuclear waste has been polarised; on the one hand there are those who see blocking a long-term solution to waste management as a powerful lever against further nuclear development. On the other, there are those who are in favour of a nuclear-powered future and who consequently have attempted to minimise the problem of dealing with nuclear waste. However, the time is now right for developing a long-term waste strategy for two reasons. Firstly we are confronted with reality, as nuclear plants coming to the end of their life are decommissioned, and secondly, the privatisation of the electricity generation market- has meant that nuclear cannot longer compete in the market with cheaper forms of energy generation and so new build is unlikely. Two options for storing waste have, in the main, been explored: surface storage and geological disposal with the option of retrieval. We believe that geological disposal is the only real option as it does not rely on future societal or climate stability to remain safe and secure. The most vital requirements for the success of finding a long-term solution are public support and legitimacy. Nirex's attempt to gain planning permission for the Rock Characterisation Facility and experience in other countries of gaining support for geological disposal bear this out

  11. Messing about, Political Indulgence, or Making Progress?

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    Hill, Ron

    2017-01-01

    The article, as an opinion piece, considers the experience of Government policy change with reference to the further education sector in England. An Institute for Government report, "All change: Why Britain is so prone to policy reinvention, and what can be done about it" focused on further education as one of its case examples. Those of…

  12. The Flamanville mess; Le bourbier de Flamanville

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    Dupin, L.; James, O.

    2011-09-15

    This article draws a rather negative picture of the construction of the French EPR in Flamanville: a too short construction planning (with, in the end, a four year delay), a too large number of subcontractors with recruitment problems for some of them and insufficiently skilled personnel, problems in concrete structure constructions, and above all a very bad social context and climate. In an interview, the president of the French Parliament office of assessment of scientific and technological choices comments these problems

  13. Haridustehnoloogiaalane mess / Ija Ivanova, Kristiina Klaas

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    Ivanova, Ija

    2007-01-01

    Muljeid Londonis toimunud haridustehnoloogiaalaselt messilt BETT, mis toob kokku ülemaailmse õpetamise ja õppimise kogukonna liikmed, kes saavad nelja päeva jooksul osa rikkalikust uue tehnoloogia valikust, innovaatilistest ideedest ja ajakohastest nõuannetest

  14. The Return of Mess O’Potamia

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    Helle, Sophus

    2017-01-01

    Jeg undersøger hvordan oldtidens Mesopotamien skildres i forhold til moderne konflikter i Irak. Jeg argumenterer for, at ‘Mesopotamien’ er et særligt ustabilt begreb, der kan tjene helt modsatrettede formål afhængig af kontekst....

  15. Uuenduslik urbanism planeerimistöötubades: tõlgendav kaardistamine ja projektiivsed kartograafiad = Innovative urbanism through design research workshops: interpretative mapping and projective cartographies / Kelly Shannon

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    Shannon, Kelly

    2011-01-01

    Autor kirjeldab linnafoorumite laadseid töötubasid Belgias, mis on muutunud edukaks regiooni maastiku- ja ruumiplaneerimise vahendiks. Kahest planeerimisuuringute töötoast, mis tegelesid Leie jõe piirkonna elluturgutamisega Kortrijki ja Waregemi vahel (2009) ja Marke linnametsa loomisega (2010). Pärnu linnast ja linnafoorumist, kolmest strateegiast, mis arendati foorumil välja Pärnu jõe ja Pärnu lahe vahelise ala jaoks

  16. Korra ja kaose piiril : vastukaja Jaan Einasto, Ene Ergma ja Lauri Aaspõllu artiklile "Postimehes"("Uuenduslik arengutee, 16.08.2002) / Karl Kello

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    Kello, Karl, 1950-

    2002-01-01

    Akadeemik Jaan Einasto mõtteid : Eesti riigi põhiprioriteediks peaks olema haridus, mis viib Eestit edasi; tuleks tõsta õpetajate palku, teha sihikindlaid investeeringuid haridusse, arendada õppimisoskust, valmisolekut kogu aeg õppida jne.

  17. The messed up story of U and my X

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    CERN. Geneva

    2017-01-01

    User experience (UX) is hard. Hard to comprehend, implement and plan efficiently but very easy to underestimate or worse, ignore. The talk will focus mainly on the importance of the user-centered interface development and the logic behind it. We will discuss the reasons why UX is not a simple concept for developers but also ways to accomplish a pleasant user experience with no nitty-gritty details about the implementation. We will also look into some common mistakes and things to remember before implementing a new app or feature or refactoring existing ones. Lastly, I will talk about my experience in developing web applications targeted to CERN users and the lessons I acquired regarding the design of user interfaces in the last 4 years.

  18. Messing with paradise: Air quality and geothermal development in Hawaii

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    Campbell, A.W.

    1993-01-01

    In the last decade, scientists and the media have publicized several significant air-quality-related issues facing our nation and threatening the Earth. Our need for energy is at the heart of many environmental problems. Most of us would not dispute that global issues are vitally important. However, to many of us, who have live one day at a time, global issues are often overshadowed by those at the microcosmic (i.e., regional or local) level. This paper focuses on a continuing problem citizens experienced by the resident of Hawaii: controversial air quality and health issues linked to geothermal resource development. In Hawaii, air quality degradation and related health issues have been associated with geothermal development on the Kilauea volcano on the Big Island. This paper begins with an overview of Hawaii's ambient air quality based on data collected by the State Department of Health (DOH). A chronology of geothermal resource development in Hawaii follows. The potential atmospheric contaminants from development of the Hawaiian resource are listed, and health effects of acute and chronic exposures are identified. Public controversy about geothermal development and the efforts of local and state agencies and officials to effectively control geothermal development in concert with protection of public health and safety use discussed, in particular the recent development and promulgation of a State of Hawaii H 2 S standard. This paper concludes with some suggestions for integrating the diverse interests of government, regulators, citizens, and geothermal developers in seeking to meet the energy and economic needs of Hawaii while carefully planning geothermal development in a safe and environmentally responsible manner

  19. Cleaning up That Mess: A Framework for Classifying Educational Apps

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    Cherner, Todd; Dix , Judy; Lee, Corey

    2014-01-01

    As tablet technologies continue to evolve, the emergence of educational applications (apps) is impacting the work of teacher educators. Beyond online lists of best apps for education and recommendations from colleagues, teacher educators have few resources available to support their teaching of how to select educational apps. In response, this…

  20. A fine mess: Bricolaged forest governance in Cameroon

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    Ingram, V.J.; Ros-Tonen, M.A.F.; Dietz, T.

    2015-01-01

    Value chains of Cameroonian non-timber forest products move through harvesters, processors and traders, to consumers locally and worldwide. This paper characterises six governance arrangements governing eight such chains: statutory and customary regulations, voluntary market-based systems,

  1. A fine mess : bricolaged forest governance in Cameroon

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    Ingram, V.J.; Ros-Tonen, M.A.F.; Dietz, A.J.

    2015-01-01

    Value chains of Cameroonian non-timber forest products move through harvesters, processors and traders, to consumers locally and worldwide. This paper characterises six governance arrangements governing eight such chains: statutory and customary regulations, voluntary market-based systems,

  2. Eye trauma in Laurel and Hardy movies - another nice mess.

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    Zegers, Lara DA; Zegers, Richard Hc

    2016-11-01

    One of the characteristics in Laurel and Hardy films is a lot of physical violence. The present study examines the occurrence of eye trauma in Laurel and Hardy movies and discusses the impact they could have been had if the films were set in reality. All 92 movies starring Laurel and Hardy as a pair in leading roles were watched together by the authors and were scored for any eye trauma. Eighty-eight eye traumas happened, of which 48% were directed at Hardy. The eye poke was the most frequently occurring eye trauma and the traumatic corneal abrasion was very likely the most frequently occurring injury. Among the most serious causes of eye trauma were the pin of a door handle, a stick, a champagne cork, a tree branch and tacks. Without a doubt, if their films had been reality, especially Hardy but also Laurel and several other people, would have suffered from serious eye injuries caused by the 88 eye traumas. The findings of the present study might reflect the personality, character and intellectual capacity of both Laurel and Hardy as 'Two Minds Without a Single Thought'. © The Author(s) 2016.

  3. "Messing with the Mind: Evolutionary Challenges to Human Brain Augmentation

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    ARTHUR eSANIOTIS

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available The issue of brain augmentation has received considerable scientific attention over the last two decades. A key factor to brain augmentation that has been widely overlooked are the complex evolutionary processes which have taken place in evolving the human brain to its current state of functioning. Like other bodily organs, the human brain has been subject to the forces of biological adaptation. The structure and function of the brain, is very complex and only now we are beginning to understand some of the basic concepts of cognition. Therefore, this article proposes that brain-machine interfacing and nootropics are not going to produce augmented brains because we do not understand enough about how evolutionary pressures have informed the neural networks which support human cognitive faculties.

  4. Data anxieties: Finding trust in everyday digital mess

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    Sarah Pink

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available Digital data is an increasing and continual presence across the sites, activities and relationships of everyday life. In this article we explore what data presence means for the ways that the everyday is organised, sensed, and anticipated. While digital data studies have demonstrated how data is deeply entangled with the way in which everyday life is lived out and valued, at the same time our relationships with data are riddled with anxieties or small niggles or tricky trade-offs and their use is often chaotic and muddled, part of the inevitable uncertainty about what will happen next. If the presence of data is part of the environments we inhabit, this raises the question of how and why data is valuable to us and what forms of hope and trust enable this value to further develop.

  5. Mess management in microbial ecology: Rhetorical processes of disciplinary integration

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    McCracken, Christopher W.

    As interdisciplinary work becomes more common in the sciences, research into the rhetorical processes mediating disciplinary integration becomes more vital. This dissertation, which takes as its subject the integration of microbiology and ecology, combines a postplural approach to rhetoric of science research with Victor Turner's "social drama" analysis and a third-generation activity theory methodological framework to identify conceptual and practical conflicts in interdisciplinary work and describe how, through visual and verbal communication, scientists negotiate these conflicts. First, to understand the conflicting disciplinary principles that might impede integration, the author conducts a Turnerian analysis of a disciplinary conflict that took place in the 1960s and 70s, during which American ecologists and biologists debated whether they should participate in the International Biological Program (IBP). Participation in the IBP ultimately contributed to the emergence of ecology as a discipline distinct from biology, and Turnerian social drama analysis of the debate surrounding participation lays bare the conflicting principles separating biology and ecology. Second, to answer the question of how these conflicting principles are negotiated in practice, the author reports on a yearlong qualitative study of scientists working in a microbial ecology laboratory. Focusing specifically on two case studies from this fieldwork that illustrate the key concept of textually mediated disciplinary integration, the author's analysis demonstrates how scientific objects emerge in differently situated practices, and how these objects manage to cohere despite their multiplicity through textually mediated rhetorical processes of calibration and alignment.

  6. 'No Messing in Bonteheuwel': The role of social capital and ...

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    ... Department of Social Development & Facilitation, 7th floor Standard Bank Building, ... that focused on Appreciative Inquiry (AI) in .... the different community sectors and ... Unemployed community .... The Appreciative Inquiry (AI)4 process.

  7. Systemic decision making fundamentals for addressing problems and messes

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    Hester, Patrick T

    2017-01-01

    This expanded second edition of the 2014 textbook features dedicated sections on action and observation, so that the reader can combine the use of the developed theoretical basis with practical guidelines for deployment. It also includes a focus on selection and use of a dedicated modeling paradigm – fuzzy cognitive mapping – to facilitate use of the proposed multi-methodology. The end goal of the text is a holistic, interdisciplinary approach to structuring and assessing complex problems, including a dedicated discussion of thinking, acting, and observing complex problems. The multi-methodology developed is scientifically grounded in systems theory and its accompanying principles, while the process emphasizes the nonlinear nature of all complex problem-solving endeavors. The authors’ clear and consistent chapter structure facilitates the book’s use in the classroom.

  8. A fine mess: Bricolaged forest governance in Cameroon

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    Verina Ingram

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Value chains of Cameroonian non-timber forest products move through harvesters, processors and traders, to consumers locally and worldwide. This paper characterises six governance arrangements governing eight such chains: statutory and customary regulations, voluntary market-based systems, international conventions, project-based systems and corruption. Governance is messy with overlapping, multiple layers of institutions and actors. There are voids where no institutions govern access to resources and markets; some actors fulfil roles normally the reserve of the state. In some chains the state performs its duties, in others not, and other institutions fill the gaps. To negotiate this complexity, many actors have become adept ‘bricoleurs'. They make the best of the arrangements in which they find themselves, and creatively use capitals available, building on natural capital to construct new governance arrangements and/or remould existing ones to meet their current objectives, circumstances and livelihoods. This ‘fine mess’ makes examining the impacts on the livelihoods of participants and their sustainability challenging. A measure of governance intensity and extensive fieldwork was thus used. It indicates strong trade-offs between natural, social and economic capital, creating winners and losers. Trade-offs between livelihoods and sustainability are most acute either when there are no governance arrangements; when arrangements do not take account of the susceptibility of a species to harvesting; or when they do not balance supply and demand. Policy challenges and opportunities include recognising and dealing with pluralism; reconciling conflicting rules; hearing the voices of silent actors; learning from failures and raising chain visibility by recognising natural and  socio-economic values.

  9. Materjali vaikus = The silence of Material / Andrus Laansalu

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    Laansalu, Andrus, 1969-

    2014-01-01

    Inimkond on tegelenud kogu evolutsiooni kestel ruumiprobleemi lahendamisega. Materjalide ja ruumisuhete taju on põhijoontes ikka sama. Linnaruumi ja materjalide tähtsusest tänapäeva inimese normaalseks elukeskkonnaks kujunemisel.

  10. Innovatsioon võib firmas imet teha / Mariliis Pinn

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    Pinn, Mariliis

    2008-01-01

    Statistikaameti korraldatud innovatsiooniuuringust selgus, et innovaatiliste ettevõtete käive kasvas 2004-2006. aastal 47%, mitteinnovaatiliste firmade 22% vastu. Diagramm: Uuenduslike ettevõtete osatähtsus

  11. Rõõm värskest lähenemisest / Farištamo Leis

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    Leis, Farištamo

    2010-01-01

    19. - 29. augustini EMTAs toimunud Euroopa elukestva õppe Erasmuse alaprogrammi rahvusvahelisest suvekursusest "Innovative Approaches to Music Education and Cultural Management" ("Uuenduslik lähenemine muusikaharidusele ja kultuurimänedžmendile")

  12. Messing with the mind”: evolutionary challenges to human brain augmentation

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    Saniotis, Arthur; Henneberg, Maciej; Kumaratilake, Jaliya; Grantham, James P.

    2014-01-01

    The issue of brain augmentation has received considerable scientific attention over the last two decades. A key factor to brain augmentation that has been widely overlooked are the complex evolutionary processes which have taken place in evolving the human brain to its current state of functioning. Like other bodily organs, the human brain has been subject to the forces of biological adaptation. The structure and function of the brain, is very complex and only now we are beginning to understa...

  13. "The architecture of access to scientific knowledge: just how badly we have messed this up"

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    CERN. Geneva

    2011-01-01

    In this talk, Professor Lessig will review the evolution of access to scientific scholarship, and evaluate the success of this system of access against a background norm of universal access.While copyright battles involving artists has gotten most of the public's attention, the real battle should be over access to knowledge, not culture. That battle we are losing.

  14. Drug crazy: how we got into this mess and how we can get out

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    Gray, Mike

    1998-01-01

    ... and persuasively, and deserves a hearing." -Kirkus Reviews Over the last fifteen years, American taxpayers have laid out over $300 billion to wage the war on drugs-three times what it cost to put a man on the moon. Drug Crazy offers a scathing indictment of our expensive and hypocritical follies, which have essentially benefited only two classes o...

  15. Messing with Mother Nature Can Be Hazardous to Your Health. Assessment of Environmental Health Impacts.

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    Americans for Indian Opportunity, Inc., Albuquerque, NM.

    Environmental health impacts of development on Indian communities, and the roles of government agencies responsible for environmental protection and individual safety are being assessed by Americans for Indian Opportunity (AIO) during a two-year project. Although the more than 250 Indian tribes within the U.S. have federal guarantees for…

  16. Always cleave up your mess: targeting collagen degradation to treat tissue fibrosis

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    McKleroy, William; Lee, Ting-Hein

    2013-01-01

    Pulmonary fibrosis is a vexing clinical problem with no proven therapeutic options. In the normal lung there is continuous collagen synthesis and collagen degradation, and these two processes are precisely balanced to maintain normal tissue architecture. With lung injury there is an increase in the rate of both collagen production and collagen degradation. The increase in collagen degradation is critical in preventing the formation of permanent scar tissue each time the lung is exposed to injury. In pulmonary fibrosis, collagen degradation does not keep pace with collagen production, resulting in extracellular accumulation of fibrillar collagen. Collagen degradation occurs through both extracellular and intracellular pathways. The extracellular pathway involves cleavage of collagen fibrils by proteolytic enzyme including the metalloproteinases. The less-well-described intracellular pathway involves binding and uptake of collagen fragments by fibroblasts and macrophages for lysosomal degradation. The relationship between these two pathways and their relevance to the development of fibrosis is complex. Fibrosis in the lung, liver, and skin has been associated with an impaired degradative environment. Much of the current scientific effort in fibrosis is focused on understanding the pathways that regulate increased collagen production. However, recent reports suggest an important role for collagen turnover and degradation in regulating the severity of tissue fibrosis. The objective of this review is to evaluate the roles of the extracellular and intracellular collagen degradation pathways in the development of fibrosis and to examine whether pulmonary fibrosis can be viewed as a disease of impaired matrix degradation rather than a disease of increased matrix production. PMID:23564511

  17. The Neglected Genius of American Christianity As a Way Out of the School Mess.

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    Gatto, John Taylor

    1997-01-01

    Modern compulsory schooling ignores the spiritual component of human existence, to the detriment of individual and society. In American Protestant spirituality, everyone counts; a good life's requisites are spelled out: work as salvation, pain as path to self-knowledge, duty, compassion, acceptance of loss, preparation for death. But no teacher…

  18. Messing Up Texas?: A Re-Analysis of the Effects of Executions on Homicides.

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    Patrick T Brandt

    Full Text Available Executions in Texas from 1994-2005 do not deter homicides, contrary to the results of Land et al. (2009. We find that using different models--based on pre-tests for unit roots that correct for earlier model misspecifications--one cannot reject the null hypothesis that executions do not lead to a change in homicides in Texas over this period. Using additional control variables, we show that variables such as the number of prisoners in Texas may drive the main drop in homicides over this period. Such conclusions however are highly sensitive to model specification decisions, calling into question the assumptions about fixed parameters and constant structural relationships. This means that using dynamic regressions to account for policy changes that may affect homicides need to be done with significant care and attention.

  19. Messing Up Texas?: A Re-Analysis of the Effects of Executions on Homicides.

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    Brandt, Patrick T; Kovandzic, Tomislav V

    2015-01-01

    Executions in Texas from 1994-2005 do not deter homicides, contrary to the results of Land et al. (2009). We find that using different models--based on pre-tests for unit roots that correct for earlier model misspecifications--one cannot reject the null hypothesis that executions do not lead to a change in homicides in Texas over this period. Using additional control variables, we show that variables such as the number of prisoners in Texas may drive the main drop in homicides over this period. Such conclusions however are highly sensitive to model specification decisions, calling into question the assumptions about fixed parameters and constant structural relationships. This means that using dynamic regressions to account for policy changes that may affect homicides need to be done with significant care and attention.

  20. Accommodating the Mess: The Politics of Appropriation in It for Others (2013

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    Blair Paula

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available In response to Chris Marker and Alain Resnais’s collaborative meditation on art and colonialism in Statues Also Die (1953, Duncan Campbell’s video installation It for Others (2013 takes a complex approach to presenting a Marxist criticism of the commoditization of art and culture. This article considers the intermedial and intertextual properties of It for Others as an example of convergence culture that transcends postmodern quotation and pastiche. While the film is apparently a bricolage of visual artefacts, it is in fact an intricately woven audiovisual essay concerned with the appropriation of not only colonized objects as its narration makes clear, but also of still images, moving images, written texts, sound samples, and the labour that produced them. The article examines how the film troubles notions of documentary realism and truth through its acts of appropriation that reflexively criticize the commercial appropriation and commoditization of artworks and histories. It also reflects on the film’s Marxist approach to related issues around authorship, ownership and access to artworks, particularly in the light of the film’s acknowledgement in prize culture.

  1. Electronic Waste is a Mess: Awareness and Proenvironmental Behavior among University Students in Ghana

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    Edumadze, John K. E.; Tenkorang, Eric Y.; Armah, Frederick A.; Luginaah, Isaac; Edumadze, Gladys E.

    2013-01-01

    E-waste contains hazardous chemicals and materials that threaten the environment and human health, when improperly disposed. This study examined levels of awareness of e-waste disposal among university students in Ghana, and their proenvironmental decision-making using two outcome variables: "knowledge on environmental impact and policy…

  2. MESS MDIS MAP PROJ REGIONAL TARGETED MOSAIC RDR V1.0

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Abstract ======== The Mercury Dual Imaging System (MDIS) consists of two cameras, a Wide Angle Camera (WAC) and a Narrow Angle Camera (NAC), mounted on a common...

  3. Member’s Perception of Service Quality At the Nellis Air Force Base Officers Open Mess

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    1993-05-01

    others in our division in the club. Also, the club should be open for breakfast during the week 0600-0800 hours. Burger King gets really old for early...measure of quality as a "products ability to meet the customers needs" ( King 1984). The underlying theme surrounding the quality construct is that it is...more than $5,000 over the life of a ten-year franchise contract (Reichheld and Sasstr 1990). Not only does defections management provide profit but

  4. The Middle School Mess: If You Love Bungee Jumping, You're the Middle School Type

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    Meyer, Peter

    2011-01-01

    Suspended "between childhood and the adult world, pre-teens have been called the toughest to teach." Indeed, one can't touch middle school without hearing about "raging hormones." By all accounts, middle schools are a weak link in the chain of public education. Is it the churn of ill-conceived attempts at reform that's causing all the problems? Is…

  5. Ekspress-dizain / Aljona Strizhenova

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    Strizhenova, Aljona

    2003-01-01

    Tutvustatakse "Sisask design studio" ekspress-disaini teenust. Ruumikujundaja Ira Sisask ja tema loominguline meeskond aitavad korteri kujundamisel, materjalide valikul, skeemide ja plaanide koostamisel

  6. "It Just Messes Your Mind": U.S. International Students' Perspectives of and Experiences with Academic Text Sourcing

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    Isbell, Janet Kesterson; Chaudhuri, Jayati; Schaeffer, Deborah L.

    2018-01-01

    This critical case study explored how six international students enrolled in two U.S. universities perceived and understood the concept of plagiarism. Through our participants' stories, we challenged a system that insists on international students' conformity, without adequate knowledge or training, to a U.S. or Western system of text borrowing…

  7. Fuelling a BioMess. Why Burning Trees for Energy Will Harm People,the Climate and Forests

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    Mainville, N.

    2011-10-01

    The global bioenergy boom is driven by a surge of interest in biological materials - or biomass - to produce heat, electricity and fuels. In a world of declining fossil fuel deposits and rising fuel prices, industries and governments are hastily switching back to an ancient source of energy: trees. In Canada, forest bioenergy once referred to a sensible, small-scale and local solution to produce heat and power by using mill and pulp residues at the plant. This is no longer the case. Now, the sector is rapidly developing into large-scale, industrial use of natural forests for energy. This is due to new government biomass extraction policies and subsidies. Without public hearings, exhaustive science or adequate environmental standards in place, provincial governments have allocated large volumes of biomass from publicly owned forests to be burnt, thereby radically changing the way forests are used in Canada. This is turning to ash sustainable job opportunities, threatening the greening of the forest sector and the value-added product trend that has been emerging in recent years. The premise on which the forest bioenergy industry is based - i.e. that woody biomass is infinitely available and that burning it is clean and carbon neutral - does not stand up to scientific scrutiny and needs to be revisited. Exploiting forests for energy increases carbon emissions and contributes to climate change for decades, even centuries, before proving to be better than fossil fuels. The Canadian government has failed to report those emissions. Accounting properly for the climate footprint of forest bioenergy is crucial if governments really want to tackle climate change and meet greenhouse gas reduction targets by 2020 and 2050. Large-scale combustion of wood is also a health hazard due to significant toxic emissions of fine particulates, carbon monoxide and heavy metals. Because enormous amounts of forest biomass are needed to produce small amounts of energy, drastic ecological impacts on forest health and biodiversity are expected if the 'green gold rush' continues along its current trajectory. This report shows that forest biomass cannot and should not replace fossil fuels on a large-scale. Electricity production from forest biomass is inefficient, while transforming trees into biofuels for transportation will mean impacting vast areas of forests. There is an urgent need for provincial policy makers to reassess the perceived environmental benefits of forest-based bioenergy and its role within Canada's energy portfolio. In a series of recommendations, Greenpeace aims to set the forest bioenergy sector back on track by highlighting the importance of focusing on industrial leftovers rather than relying directly on forests. This report can help policymakers realign forest bioenergy development in Canada and elsewhere before plunging the forest industry into a new environmental controversy.

  8. Lawrence Lessig, The architecture of access to scientific knowledge: just how badly we have messed this up

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    Maria Chiara Pievatolo

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available E’ una conferenza tenuta da Lawrence Lessig al Cern di Ginevra il 18 aprile di quest’anno. Il suo video è disponibile presso il Cern Document Server; a partire da qui si possono trovare i sottotitoli in inglese e in altre lingue, compresa quella italiana. Lessig esordisce proponendo due impressioni. La prima è un effetto chiamato [...

  9. Nucleus Accumbens and Its Role in Reward and Emotional Circuitry: A Potential Hot Mess in Substance Use and Emotional Disorders

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    Mani Pavuluri

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available Nucleus accumbens (NAc is a key region in the brain that is integral to both the reward and the emotional systems. The aim of the current paper is to synthesize the basic and the clinical neuroscience discoveries relevant to the NAc for the purpose of two-way translation. Selected literature on the structure and the functionality of the NAc is reviewed across animal and human studies. Dopamine, gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA and glutamate are the three key neurotransmitters that modulate the reward function and the motor activity. Dissociative roles of the core and the shell of the NAc include getting to the reward and staying on task with discretion, respectively. NAc shows decreased activation to reward in the individuals with major depressive disorder and the bipolar disorder, relative to that healthy controls (HC. The “difficult to please” or insatiability in response to reward in the emotional disorders may possibly be explained by such a neural pattern. Furthermore, it is likely that the increased amygdala activity reported in mood disorders could be accentuating the “wanting” of the reward by the virtue of its connections with the NAc, explaining the potential “hot mess”. In contrast, the NAc shows increased reward response in substance use disorders, relative to HC, in response to reward and emotional tasks. Accurate characterization of the NAc and its functionality in the human imaging studies of mood and substance use has important treatment implications.

  10. "Mix-Ups, Messes, Confinements, and Double-Dealings:" Transgendered Performances in Three Novels by Louise Erdrich

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    Iovannone, J. James

    2009-01-01

    Louise Erdrich's early poem "The Strange People" portrays a dynamic understanding of gender echoed in many of her later fictive works. Narrated by a speaker who is half antelope, half woman, the poem details the relationship between a masculine hunter and his feminine prey. The poem suggests that gender is experienced as a wound, a site of…

  11. Is There a Correlation between Cheating in Undergraduate Institutions and the Mess on Wall Street? ... Are We Addicted to Cheating?

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    Crawford, Constance J.; Stellenwerf, Anita L.

    2009-01-01

    A recent survey of undergraduate business students indicated that an overwhelming majority, over 75%, of the participants admitted to cheating. When graduate school majors were surveyed, research indicates that the biggest cheaters, 56% overall, were business majors. Are students behaving in response to societal rewards of corporate malfeasance…

  12. Vana materjali taaskasutamine - lisaväärtus renoveeritavale ehitusele / Tarmo-Andre Elvisto

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    Elvisto, Tarmo Andre, 1964-

    2004-01-01

    Vanade hoonete väärtustamisest, vanade materjalide (konstruktiivsed materjalid: palgid, talad, katusekivid jm., detailid: uksed, aknad, sepised jm., ehisdetailid: karniisid, puitpits jm., interjöörielemendid: kahhelahjud, trepid, lae- ja põrandalauad jm.) taaskasutamine eelkõige vanade majade renoveerimisel ja restaureerimisel

  13. Prints Charles toetab talunike innovatsiooni / Merit Mikk

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    Mikk, Merit, 1969-

    2015-01-01

    Mahe- ja tavatootjatele suunatud uuenduslike tehnoloogiate arendamise ja jätkusuutlike lahenduste leidmise programmist Duchy Future Farming. Programmi veavad prints Charlesi fond, maheorganisatsioon Soil Association, Waitrose kaubandusketi juhtiv mahebränd Duchy Organics ja mahepõllumajanduse uurimiskeskus (Organic Research Centre)

  14. Access to knowledge difficulties in developing countries : a balanced access to copyrighted works in the digital environment / Thipsurang Vathitphund

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    Vathitphund, Thipsurang

    2010-01-01

    Terve ajakiri on pühendatud materjalide kättesaamisele Internetist, juurdepääsule autoriõigusega kaitstud töödele, andmekaitsele, Googlèi teenuste kasutamisele akadeemilistes institutsioonides, videokonverentsile ning digitaalallkirjale

  15. Oleme alati inimese haavatavuse juures tagasi : mis on tänase ehte probleem? / Kadri Mälk

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    Mälk, Kadri, 1958-

    2002-01-01

    Ehtekunstnikest, ehtekunstiajakirjast Décidé, ehtekunsti arengust ning tagasiliikumisest vastupidavate materjalide ja vanade tehnikate juurde, ehte hingearsti rollist, eesti ehtekunstist jm. Ehtekunstnike - T. Veenre, G. Corvaja, P. Hirv, B. Metcalf, C. Kransen, R. Baines - kommentaarid.

  16. Taaskasutuses London / Marlen Promann

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    Promann, Marlen

    2007-01-01

    "100% Disain London" messist, kus peateemaks oli säästlikkus disainis, materjalides, tehnoloogias ja tootmises. Markko Karu jõudis sellel noore disainiettevõtja auhinna finaali (International Young Design Entrepreneur of the Year)

  17. Symposium „The incorporation of Crimea by the Russian Federation in the light of international law” / Christian Marxen ; Anne Peters ; Matthias Hartwig

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    Marxen, Christian

    2015-01-01

    Krimmi kriisist ja Ukraina-Venemaa konfliktist rahvusvahelise õiguse tähenduses 3.-4. septembril 2014 Heidelbergis toimunud konverentsi materjalide põhjal. Teemat käsitlevad artiklid (10) erinevatelt autoritelt.

  18. Põrandate pillerkaar / Ingrid Sembach-Hõbemägi

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    Sembach-Hõbemägi, Ingrid

    2008-01-01

    Soovitusi põrandakatete valikuks. Materjalide (puit, kork, linoleum, laminaat, plaadid, kivid, vaipkate) plussid ja miinused. Kommenteerivad Katrin Kuningas-Leius salongist Ruutmeeter, Küllike Uus Interno Plaadimajast, Anu Jaanson Vivarecist, Siret Antsmäe Floorinist

  19. Kunstjäsemetega inimsööjad / Mart Kalvet, Alvo Aabloo, Kristjan Port

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    Kalvet, Mart, 1975-

    2011-01-01

    Inimene, meditsiin ja biotehnoloogia aastal 2031. Ennustavad tõlkija Mart Kalvet, Tartu Ülikooli arukate materjalide ja süsteemide labori professor Alvo Aabloo ja Tallinna Ülikooli Terviseteaduste ja Spordi Instituudi direktor Kristjan Port

  20. Analitiki iz Kreml.org / Gennadi Muravin

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    Muravin, Gennadi

    2003-01-01

    Internetileheküljel Kreml.org, kus ilmunud materjalide sisu vihjab nende päritolule presidendi- ja valitsusringkondadest, ilmub sageli materjale, mida võib lugeda ebasõbralikeks teiste riikide suhtes. Väljavõtteid tekstidest

  1. Kas doktorikooli lõpetajatest saavad doktorid? / Marco Kirm

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    Kirm, Marco, 1965-

    2008-01-01

    Materjaliteaduse ja materjalide tehnoloogia doktorikool on TÜ Füüsika-keemiateaduskonna ja Füüsika Instituudi juurde loodud institutsioon. Vastab Tartu Ülikooli Füüsika Instituudi teadusdirektor Marco Kirm

  2. Krooniliste reumatoloogiliste haigete sotsiaalne toimetulek / Virve-Ines Laidmäe, Maire-Liis Hääl

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    Laidmäe, Virve-Ines, 1941-

    2007-01-01

    Krooniliste reumatoloogiliste haigete terviseseisundist, ravi kättesaadavusest ning toimetulekust haiguse ja igapäevaeluga. Uurimuse aluseks on rahvastikuküsitluse "Eesti 2003" ja küsitluse "Kroonilised reumatoloogilised haiged 2006" materjalid

  3. 11. X esitleti EKA raamatukogus...

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    2005-01-01

    Esitleti artiklite kogumikku "Constructed Happiness. Domestic Environment in the Cold War Era/Võistlevad õnned. Elukeskkond külma sõja ajal", kuhu on koondatud 2004. a. kunstiteaduste instituudis peetud rahvusvahelise konverentsi materjalid

  4. Füüsikud maailma päästmas / Ain Ainsaar

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    Ainsaar, Ain

    2003-01-01

    9.-11. oktoobrini Tallinna Pedagoogikaülikoolis aset leidnud rahvusvahelisest seminarist "Tiheda plasma ja materjalide interaktsioon", kus käsitleti termotuumareaktorite mudelite ehitamisel ette tulnud tehnilisi raskusi

  5. Raymond Junglesi troopilised aiad / Raymond Jungles ; intervjueerinud Merilen Mentaal

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    Jungles, Raymond

    2009-01-01

    Tunnustatud ameerika maastikuarhitekti põhimõtetest aia kujundamisel, koostööst maja arhitektiga ja materjalide, värvide ning taimede kasutamisest terviku moodustamisel. Kuulus brasiilia maastikuarhitekt Roberto Burle Marx oli tema õpetaja

  6. Эстонские ученые против строительства Nord Stream

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    2009-01-01

    Eesti Teaduste Akadeemia kirjast president Toomas Hendrik Ilvesele ja peaminister Andrus Ansipile sooviga moodustada professionaalne komisjon, mis töötaks läbi Nord Streami gaasijuhtme keskkonnamõju hindamise materjalid

  7. Kremlisse ja Kremlis / Enn Tõugu

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    Tõugu, Enn, 1935-

    2016-01-01

    Tallinna Inseneride Majast. Autor jutustab oma teest Kremlisse ehk kuidas ta saadikuks sai, Andrei Sahharovist, MRP materjalide levitamisest. Nõukogude Liidu Ülemnõukogu transpordi, Side ja informaatika komisjonist. Ševardnadze kõnest 1990. aasta detsembris

  8. Neli TÜ teadlast said riigi teaduspreemia

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    2015-01-01

    2015. a. teaduspreemia pälvisid TÜst rakendusviroloogia prof. Andres Merits, polümeersete materjalide tehnoloogia prof. Alvo Aabloo, psühhofüsioloogia prof. Jaanus Harro ning pediaatria prof. Vallo Tillmann

  9. Salaselts saab presidendi koha / koost. Virgo Kruve

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    2004-01-01

    Yale'i ülikooli salaseltsi "Skull and Bones" mõjust Ameerika poliitikale, presidentide George Bush seeniori ja George W. Bushi kuulumisest mainitud ühingusse. Telesaate "60 minutit" materjalide põhjal

  10. Chelsea Flower Show 2007 / Merilen Mentaal

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    Mentaal, Merilen, 1972-

    2007-01-01

    Uusimaid aiatrende Londonist. Enimkasutatud materjalid puit, eri vormi ja struktuuriga kivid ning vesi. Võiduaiaks kivifirma Bradstone'i aed "600 päeva Bradstone'iga", disainer Sarah Eberle. 15 värv. ill

  11. Restauraatori pilguheit 20. sajandi ehitusmaterjalidele Eestis = A restorer's insight into 20th century building materials in Estonia / Maris Suits

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    Suits, Maris

    2012-01-01

    20. sajandi ehitusmaterjalidest, nende kvaliteedist. Hoonete regulaarse hoolduse vajalikkusest. Materjalide vananemise tõttu on suur osa 20. sajandi pärandist jõudnud restaureerimist vajavasse seisu. Restaureerimisega seotud probleemidest ja restaureerimise otstarbekusest

  12. ''Die Dependance'' - Logistic center of the fair at Francfort; ''Die Dependance'' - Das Logistikzentrum der Messe Frankfurt

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    Klein, W.; Fleischer, J. [Brendel Ingenieure, Frankfurt/Main (Germany); Hummel, D. [FH Zwickau (Germany)

    2006-07-01

    In early November 2004, the logistic center ''Die Dependance'' was commissioned after a construction time of 21 months. It is the second building (after Hall 3) designed by London's star architect Nicholas Grimshow for the Frankfurt Fair. The new building will house the fairground managers and the Accente Gastronomie Service GmbH. Accente is a modern caterer for the fairground halls, Its kitchen in the new building is big enough for preparing up to 10,000 meals every day. (orig.)

  13. Geographic information processing in the Integrated Measuring and Information System (IMIS). An overview; Geographische Informationsverarbeitung im integrierten Mess- und Informationssystem (IMIS). Ein Ueberblick

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    Burbeck, S. [Bundesamt fuer Strahlenschutz (BfS), Freiburg (Germany)

    2014-01-20

    As most public administrations the Federal Office for Radiation Protection faces various tasks and requirements with geographic information playing an important role. All the more this is true for the Department of Emergency Protection with its Integrated Measuring and Information System (IMIS) and the tasks of information provision for the public. Crucial part in geographic information extraction and provision is cartographic representation. In BfS the different requirements shall be met by a common software architecture, based on web services.

  14. Récit fondateur et construction identitaire : Pausanias et la quête de l’« identité messénienne »

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    Renaud Lussier

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available La Description de la Grèce de Pausanias met en scène un certain nombre de problèmes entourant la notion d’« identité grecque » comme l’a récemment proposé M. Jost. Alors qu’un pan de l’historiographie s’est intéressé à la formation et à l’expression d’une identité grecque, prenant notamment la figure du Barbare comme archétype de l’altérité, il apparaît important de montrer que cette identité s’est aussi construite entre Grecs, ces derniers ayant, tout au long de leur histoire, balisé des fro...

  15. "Making a Mess in the Mud": The Discovery of Toddlers' Special Needs by Child Scientists in the 1930s in the Netherlands

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    Bakker, Nelleke

    2012-01-01

    In this article, the author discusses plans that were launched at three consecutive conferences on care for toddlers between 1929 and 1938 in the Netherlands. These plans and their realisation are evaluated in terms of what was seen as the missing link in the supply of institutional care for young children. The author identifies the professional…

  16. Dictionary of electrical engineering. Power engineering, automation technology, measurement and control technology, mechatronics. English - German; Fachwoerterbuch Elektrotechnik. Energietechnik, Automatisierungstechnik, Mess-, Steuer- und Regelungstechnik, Mechatronik. Englisch - Deutsch

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    Heckler, H.

    2007-07-01

    The foreign-language vocabulary taught at school usually does not cover terms needed during professional life in electrical engineering. This comprehensive dictionary contains more than 60,000 electrotechnical and engineering terms - used in textbooks, manuals, data sheets, whitepapers and international standards. British English and American English spelling differences are identified. Terms used in IEC standards of the International Electrotechnical Commission are marked, allowing the reader to have easy access to the multilingual glossary of the IEC. This book contains the in-house dictionaries of the internationally operating companies Festo, KEB, Phoenix Contact, and Rittal. Topics: - Basic of electrical engineering, - Electrical power engineering, - Mechatronics, - Electrical drive engineering, - Electrical connection technology, - Automation technology, - Safety-related technology, - Information technology, - Measurement and control technology, - Explosion protection - Power plant technology, - Lightning and overvoltage protection. (orig.)

  17. Dictionary of electrical engineering. Power engineering, automation technology, measurement and control technology, mechatronics. German - English; Fachwoerterbuch Elektrotechnik. Energietechnik, Automatisierungstechnik, Mess-, Steuer- und Regelungstechnik, Mechatronik. Deutsch - Englisch

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    Heckler, H.

    2007-07-01

    This comprehensive dictionary contains more than 60,000 electrotechnical and engineering terms - used in textbooks, manuals, data sheets, whitepapers and international standards. British English and American English spelling differences are identified. Terms used in IEC standards of the International Electrotechnical Commission are marked, allowing the reader to have easy access to the multilingual glossary of the IEC. (orig.)

  18. "Out of All of this Mess, I Got a Blessing": Perceptions and Experiences of Reproduction and Motherhood in African American Women Living With HIV.

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    Fletcher, Faith; Ingram, Lucy Annang; Kerr, Jelani; Buchberg, Meredith; Richter, Donna L; Sowell, Richard

    2016-01-01

    HIV disproportionately impacts African American women of childbearing age residing in the southern United States. Antiretroviral therapy has increased the quantity and quality of life for people living with HIV and produced viable and safe reproduction possibilities for women living with HIV. However, little is known about reproductive decision-making processes for African American women living with HIV. The overall goal of our study was to qualitatively explore perspectives related to reproduction and motherhood in HIV-infected African American women of childbearing capacity. HIV-infected African American women of childbearing capacity in South Carolina (N = 42) participated in in-depth interviews. Our respondents held positive views about pregnancy and motherhood, despite nonsupportive pregnancy messages from interpersonal influences, including health care providers. Study findings uncovered the need for programs and interventions to support women's reproductive autonomy and focus on reducing conception- and pregnancy-related transmission risks to infants and uninfected sexual partners. Copyright © 2016 Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  19. Your Job Is Messing With Mine! The Impact of Mobile Device Use for Work During Family Time on the Spouse's Work Life.

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    Carlson, Dawn S; Thompson, Merideth J; Crawford, Wayne S; Boswell, Wendy R; Whitten, Dwayne

    2017-12-07

    The use of mobile technology for work purposes during family time has been found to affect employees' work and family lives. Using a matched sample of 344 job incumbents and their spouses, we examined the role of mobile device (MD) use for work during family time in the job incumbent-spouse relationship and how this MD use crosses over to affect the spouse's work life. Integrating the work-home resources model with family systems theory, we found that as job incumbents engage in MD use for work during family time, work-to-family conflict increases, as does the combined experience of relationship tension between job incumbents and spouses. This tension serves as a crossover mechanism, which then contributes to spouses' experience of family-to-work conflict and, subsequently, family spills over to work outcomes for the spouse in the form of reduced job satisfaction and performance. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2017 APA, all rights reserved).

  20. How to find technical information. Pt. 2. Wie finde ich technische Informationen. T. 2. Elektrotechnik, Elektronik, Datenverarbeitung, Mess-, Steuerungs- und Reglungstechnik, Bauingenieurwesen, Architektur, Umweltschutz

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    Joswig, W

    1981-01-01

    This introduction into the finding and ordering of technical literature addresses both students and doctoral candidates as well as engineers which are already practising their profession. The first chapter - library science - gives a basic description of bibliographic research in an average scientific library: reading rooms and their function, structure of catalogues, structure of the reference library as well as lending and interlibrary lending methods. The technical information systems are described in detail. Finally, translation services and technical information and documentation centres are named. The second chapter - bibliographic research - lists the most important aids in finding technical references. Chapter three outlines the topical complex of scientific work. It provides information on how to organize written scientific publications in a formally correct way, how to quote and to list the references. Chapter four contains an index of terms from library and bibliographic science which is to help the beginner to understand the technical terms which cannot completely be excluded from this orientation aid.

  1. Josquin og stemmernes klang. Et forslag om analyse af vokal instrumentation

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    Christoffersen, Peter Woetmann

    2002-01-01

    Vokalmusik, instrumentation, klang, klangmusik, Josquin Desprez, Antoine Brumel, Johannes Ockeghem, Guillaume Du Fay, messe, contrapunctus......Vokalmusik, instrumentation, klang, klangmusik, Josquin Desprez, Antoine Brumel, Johannes Ockeghem, Guillaume Du Fay, messe, contrapunctus...

  2. СЕМІОСФЕРА ТРИДЕНТСЬКОЇ МЕСИ / Semiosphere de la messe tridentine

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    Остащук Іван

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Остащук Иван. Семиосфера тридентской Мессы. Анализируется использование богослужения триденсткой латинской Мессы в современной Католической церкви как выражение традиционализма в культурно-религиозной идентичности консервативной части римо-католиков. Исследуется motu proprio «Summorum Pontificum» Бенедикта XVI, в частности аргументы в пользу сохранения старого обряда главного католического богослужения. Сравнивается старую и новую формы литургии латинского обряда, отдельные символические значения ее содержания в контексте общей семиосферы. Ключевые слова: «экстраординарная форма» латинской Мессы, «тридентская» Месса, Католическая церковь, семиосфера, символ, традиционализм. Ostashchuk Ivan. SEMIOSPHERE OF THE TRIDENTINE MASS. The aim of this article is to study the main symbols of the Tridentine Mass in the context of modern cultural and religious identity. Pope Benedict XVI July 7, 2007 issued the Motu proprio “Summorum Pontificum”, in which restores the “Tridentine” Holy Mass in its rights and emphasizes that it has never been canceled. The Tridentine Mass is the Roman Rite Holy Mass which appears in typical editions of the Roman Missal published from 1570 to 1962. The most widely used Mass liturgy in the world until the introduction of the Mass of Paul VI in 1969 after the Second Vatican Council, it is celebrated in Liturgical Latin. It is Benedict XVI introduces the concept of “extraordinary form of Liturgy”. Traditionalist Catholics, whose best-known characteristic is an attachment to the Tridentine Mass, frequently refer to it as the “Traditional Mass” or the “Traditional Latin Mass”. The old and new forms of the liturgy of the Latin rite, some symbolic significance of its contents is compared. “Extraordinary form” explicitly focused sacrificial nature of the Holy Mass. Standing a priest toward to the faithful during the Holy Mass was previously prohibited, as more consistent with the friendly gathering, not the main worship of the Church. We know that so standing Protestant pastors. The priest and the altar were facing the east during the Holy Mass. It was a symbol of evangelical reminiscence of the “Rising Sun”: “Because of the loving mercies of our God, by which the dawn from heaven has come to us” (Luke. 1,78. In “extraordinary form” of Liturgy the priest was a pastor, the head of the Body to which all are true. A priest and people were standing on one side of the altar, he seemed attracted them to unite to Holy worship. “Tridentine” Mass was filled with deep symbolism and sacred value in contrast to “novus ordo” of Holy Mass of the Catholic Church. “Extraordinary form” of the Latin Mass, including confirmation in recent years of full inclusion in the religious practices of contemporary Roman Catholic Church, recognition of the value its theological, artistic and symbolic heritage, is evidence of everlasting relevance of tradition as the individual and existential way communication with God, so and general cultural trends. The commitment of certain groups of Catholics to “Tridentine” Mass is clear evidence of traditionalism in religious and cultural identity. Keywords: “еxtraordinary form” of Latin Mass, “Tridentine” Mass, Catholic Church, semiosphere, symbol, traditionalism.

  3. Between horror and mess: The oposition to military governments by the view of Carlinhos de Oliveira at the book “Um novo animal na floresta” (1968-1981

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    Jean Carllo de Souza Silva

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available This article mentions the book named Um novo animal na floresta novel whose author is the chronicle writer José Carlos de Oliveira. By means of Carlinho's adventures, the author, called by the same name, wonders about the tension of some people who lived between the 60's and the 70's of the 20th century in environments which propitiated the support of guerrilha, but these one sopted not to be part of any group, nor left parties nor right-wing parties

  4. Evolution of metering and control equipment in district heating house substations. Smaller, smarter and unchangingly robust; Mess- und Regelungstechnik fuer Fernwaermehausstationen im Wandel der Zeit. Kleiner, intelligenter, unveraendert robust

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    Hesse, Wolfgang; Hilbig, Thomas [Samson AG, Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

    2011-07-15

    The technical evolution of house substations in hot water networks reflects the trend towards greater efficiency. Changes are to be seen above all in the requirements placed on the measurement and control technology used in the energy management functions of the electronic district heating controller as well as on safety equipment. Here DDC (Direct Digital Control) technology has created possibilities for optimising energy consumption. The authors relate the evolution of drinking water heating, self-operated regulators, electrical actuators and of electronic district heating controllers.

  5. Põrand - ruumi taust / Liis Metsa

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    Metsa, Liis

    2005-01-01

    Sisearhitekt põrandakatete valikust eluruumidesse. Vaatluse all on puit-, parkett- (tükk-, laud- ja laminaatparkett), rullmaterjalist (linoleum-, kummi- ja vaipkatted, korkplaat, PVC-materjalid), monoliit- (betoonpõrandad), terratso- ja plaatpõrandad (metall-, kivi-, glasuur ja täiskeraamilised plaadid)

  6. Ökomaterjalid - mida, kuhu ja miks? / Margit Kool

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    Kool, Margit

    2008-01-01

    Looduslikud materjalid korteris või eramus, maa- või linnakodus, puu- või kivimajas. Kork, puit, sisal, kookoskuid, mererohust põrandakate, linoleum, savikrohv, lubikrohv, tadelakt, kohupiimavärv, lubivärv, savivärv, puitpaneelid, laudis, tapeet. 11 värv. ill.

  7. GLOBEì andmebaasi ressursside kasutamine geograafia õpetamisel / Imbi Henno

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    Henno, Imbi

    2003-01-01

    Õpilased ja õpetajad võivad tutvuda koolidest GLOBE℗þi andmebaasi saadetud andmetega ning NOAA ja NASA teemakaartide, materjalide ning ressurssidega. Kõige sobilikum on GLOBEì kodulehe võimalusi kasutada geograafiatundide näitlikustamisel, koolide saadetud andmete võrdlemisel ning teadmiste ja oskuste kontrollimisel, GLOBE on abiks ka riikliku õppekava geograafiateemade käsitlemisel

  8. Suure filosoofi surm / Meelis Piller

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    Piller, Meelis

    2003-01-01

    Eesti päritolu mõtlejast ja joogist Rama Tammest ; Samal teemal vaata ka "Mihkel Tamm" (Haljand Udami materjalide põhjal). Ajakirjanik ja režissöör käis Mihkel (Rama) Tamme portreefilmi "Null" tarvis USAs intervjueerimas

  9. Arhitektuurifestival, mis andis mõtteainet = Architecture festival that gave food for thought / Darja Andrejeva

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    Andrejeva, Darja

    2015-01-01

    09.09-18.10.2015.a. toimus kolmandat korda Tallinna arhitektuuribiennaal teemal "Isejuhtiv linn". Esinejad tõid esile uute tehnoloogiate ja materjalide arengusuundi. Materjalikasutuse optimeerimine võimaldaks luua kergemaid struktuure ja koormaks vähem looduskeskkonda võttes arvesse inimeste järjest mobiilsemat elulaad

  10. Restoran-apteek Londonis

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    1999-01-01

    Damien Hirsti kujundatud restoran Pharmacy Londonis, trendiinimeste lemmikkohti. Kahekorruselist maja täitev söögikoht on täis meditsiinilisi vihjeid. Haiglameeleolu hajutavad interjööris ja mööblikujunduses (mööbel Jasper Morrison) kasutatud soojad materjalid.

  11. Büroohoone : Roopa 23/Tehnika 55, Tallinn = Office Building : Roopa 23/Tehnika 55, Tallinn / Karin Hallas

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    Hallas, Karin, 1957-

    2001-01-01

    Kolme-, osalt neljakorruseline katuseterrassiga büroohoone, mille silikaattellistest välisvoodriga fassaade ilmestab täiendavate materjalide (vaskplekk, puitlaudis) kombineerimine. Projekteerija: Rein Murula Arhitektuuribüroo. 9 ill.: tüüpkorruse plaan, lõige, välis- ja sisevaated

  12. Vene eliidi mõõdupuu : kuidas suhtute Võssotskisse?

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    1999-01-01

    Sisu: Carindowsky, Emilie. [Vladimir Võssotski] ; Võssotski, Nikita. Kuulsa lauliku poeg taunib isa jumaldajaid / üles kirjut. Raul Ratman ; Simagin, Rudolf. Elu lõppes ja laat algas / üles kirjut. Raul Ratman. Tallinlasel Rudolf Simaginil on V. Võssotski materjalide kogu

  13. Majandusminister kevadel 1940 : "Sööme praegu viimaseid reserve!" / Argo Ideon

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    Ideon, Argo, 1966-

    2009-01-01

    Arvustus : Faatum : Eesti tee hävingule 1939-1940 : riigikontrolör Karl Soonpää päevik Eesti Vabariigi saatuseaastatest 1939-1940 : Molotovi-Ribbentropi pakti tagamaad : dokumendid ja materjalid. Tallinn : SE & JS, 2009

  14. Põhjamaade maksebilansi jooksevkonto / Lembo Tanning

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    Tanning, Lembo

    1999-01-01

    Teenuste, tulude ja ülekannete järjest suurenev deebet, mis on iseloomulik kõigile Põhjamaade riikidele, näitab rahva heaolu jätkuvat kasvu, vaeste arengumaade abistamist, osavõttu rahvusvahelistest programmidest. Põhjamaade riikide maksebilansid IMF-i materjalide põhjal. Jooksevkontod

  15. Kindluselamud Lebbekes, Belgias / Kai Lobjakas

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    Lobjakas, Kai, 1975-

    1999-01-01

    Sotsiaalehitistena tellitud Lebbeke neli uut maja näevad välja nagu hästikindlustatud eramud. 1,7 meetri kõrguste tellismüüridega suletud alade sees asuvad autovarjualune, aiakuur, terrass ja aed, mis on klaasseina abi ühenduses maja alumise korrusega. Materjalid: tellis, tumehall metall, betoon. Autor: Bob 361 Arhitektid.

  16. Kuhu liiguvad järgmise põlvkonna e-õpikud? / Terje Väljataga, Mart Laanpere, Ilja Šmorgun

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    2015-01-01

    Tallinna Ülikooli haridustehnoloogia keskuse IKT riikliku programmi rahastatud LearnMix projekt käsitleb e-õpikut kui ristlahendust, mis koosneb kolme tüüpi sisust: kirjastuste toodetud sisupaketid, õpetajate loodud lisamaterjalid ja õpilase loodud digitaalsed materjalid

  17. Henrik Grönroos : (21.01.1908-05.08.2007) in memoriam / Esko Häkli ; tõlge soome keelest Risto Pullat

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    Häkli, Esko, 1936-

    2009-01-01

    Helsingi Ülikooli raamatukogu kauaaegsest töötajast. Grönroosi kogutud materjalide põhjal on loomisel andmebaas. Andmekogu on saanud nimeks Henrik ja seda hoiab ja täiendab Soome Kirjanduse Selts, mille internetiaadress on http://dbbgw.finlit.fi/henrik/index.php

  18. Videoinstallatsiooni aeg pole ümber : muljeid Amsterdami videofestivalilt / Kai Kaljo

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    Kaljo, Kai, 1959-

    1999-01-01

    17. World Wide Video Festival 15.-20. IX Amsterdamis Melkwegi keskuses ja Stedelijki muuseumis. Väljapanekust. Kai Kaljolt oli videofestivalil väljas 'One Way to See America'. Seminaride materjalid: wwvf@wwvf.demon ja www.wwvf.nl

  19. [Das Bild und die Wahrnehmung der Stadt und der städtischen Gesellschaft im Hanseraum im Mittelalter und in der frühen Neuzeit] / Juhan Kreem

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    Kreem, Juhan

    2009-01-01

    Arvustus: Das Bild und die Wahrnehmung der Stadt und der städtischen Gesellschaft im Hanseraum im Mittelalter und in der frühen Neuzeit. hrsg. v. Roman Czaja. Torun, 2004. Torunis 2002. aastal toimunud konverentsi materjalid. Projekti "Pilt ja linn" raames ilmunud publikatsioonide loendit saab näha aadressil http://www.historiaurbium.org/english/attivita_images_en.html.

  20. Dal︡ ja Disney ئ unenäoline koostöö / Ruido Vano

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    Vano, Ruido

    1999-01-01

    1946. a. kavandatud joonisfilmist tööpealkirjaga "Destino", milles pidid ühinema Walt Disney animaatorianne ja Salvador Dal︡ sürrealistlik mõttelend ning millest on Disney stuudio arhiivides pakk S. Dal︡ joonistusi ja 15 sekundit filmilinti. "Camera Pressi" materjalide põhjal

  1. Bioenergia kasutuselevõtt tuleneb elust endast / Andres Oopkaup

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    Oopkaup, Andres, 1966-

    2006-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Molodjozh Estonii : Selskii Vestnik 16. dets. lk. 2. Taastuvate energiaressursside kasutuselevõtu olulisus; Eesti biomassi ja bioenergia kasutamise edendamise arengukava aastateks 2007-2013. Tabel: Puit- ja turbakütuste tootmine. Lisa: Biomassi kasutuselevõtt energia ja materjalide tootmises. Diagrammid: Kütuse primaarenergiaga varustatus, 2005; Kütuse tarbimine elektri tootmiseks, 2005

  2. Uudised : Pianistide suvekool Valgas. Harry Kiisa arhiiv nüüd Eestis. In memoriam Lepo Sumera / Pille Taniloo

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    Taniloo, Pille, 1961-

    2000-01-01

    Valga VII pianistide suvekoolist 22.-25. aug. H. Kiisale kuulunud muusikaloolised materjalid anti üle Eesti teatri- ja muusikamuuseumile. K. Järvi juhatab Pärnus ja Tartus L. Sumera 2. sümfooniat ja K.M.Kostabi helitöid Sumera orkestratsioonis

  3. Maksuamet paljastas petturi postiindeksi abiga / Sirje Niitra

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    Niitra, Sirje, 1948-

    2002-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Delovõje Vedomosti 30. jaan. lk. 3. Esimene riigikohtusse jõudnud Diveci materjalide põhjal algatatud kohtuasi lõppes maksuameti võiduga ja kohustab firmat IP Hulgi tasuma riigile ligi 600 000 krooni tulumaksu

  4. Eero Saarinen

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    2005-01-01

    Soome päritolu arhitektist Eero Saarinenist (1910-1961), kes elas ja töötas Ameerikas. Eero Saarineni kujundatud mööblist. E. Saarinen hakkas kasutama alumiiniumi ja plastikut, mis olid uued materjalid mööblitööstuses. Ill.: tool "Tulip" (1953) ja laud "Pjedestaal", materjaliks valatud metall

  5. 32 CFR 705.22 - Relations with community groups.

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    2010-07-01

    ... seminar is of principal importance and the use of mess facilities is incidental thereto. (2) Because of... unclear, pending advice from the Chief of Information. (d) Commands may make facilities, less housing and... of the Navy to do so. Mess facilities may not be used for meetings of civic groups or other...

  6. Two-Step Syneretic Formation of Highly Porous Morphology During Copolymerization of Hydroxyethyl Methacrylate and Ethylene Glycol Dimethylacrylate.

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    Paljevac, M.; Krajnc, P.; Hanková, Libuše; Holub, Ladislav; Le Droumaguet, B.; Grande, D.; Jeřábek, Karel

    2016-01-01

    Roč. 7, JUN (2016), s. 16-21 ISSN 2352-4928 Grant - others:MESS(SI) 31196XF; MESS(SI) BI-FR/14-15-PROTEUS-003 Institutional support: RVO:67985858 Keywords : crystal morphology * phase separation * porosity Subject RIV: CC - Organic Chemistry

  7. Pre-Accession Factors in the Performance and Retention of Hispanic Enlistees

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    2015-03-01

    Intelligence Specialist (IS) Supply and Support Services Culinary Specialist (CS) Logistics Specialist (LS) Mess Management Specialist (MS) *renamed...Utilitiesman (UT) Submarine Volunteer Culinary Specialist Submarine (CSS) Machinist’s Mate Submarine (MMS) Mess Management Specialist Submarine...Operations and Reports, 1215 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 1204, Arlington, VA 22202-4302, and to the Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork

  8. Systemic Engagement: Universities as Partners in Systemic Approaches to Community Change

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    McNall, Miles A.; Barnes-Najor, Jessica V.; Brown, Robert E.; Doberneck, Diane M.; Fitzgerald, Hiram E.

    2015-01-01

    The most pressing social problems facing humanity in the 21st century are what systems theorist Russell Ackoff referred to as "messes"--complex dynamic systems of problems that interact and reinforce each other over time. In this article, the authors argue that the lack of progress in managing messes is in part due to the predominance of…

  9. Irina Skobtseva : Dolg pered Muzhem pomog mne võzhit / Irina Danilova

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    Danilova, Irina

    2006-01-01

    Vene filmirežissööri Sergei Bondartshuki (1920-1994) abikaasa Irina Skobtseva ja tütar Aljona kõnelevad perekonna traditsioonidest, eelkõige aga meenutavad režissööri lõpetamata jäänud tööd filmi ja seriaaliga "Vaikne Don" ning võitlust selle materjalide toomiseks välismaalt Venemaale ning Fjodor Bondartshuki poolt teleseriaali lõpuleviimist

  10. [Ecclesia et civitatis : kościoł i życie religije w mieście średniowiecznym] / Raimo Pullat

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    Pullat, Raimo, 1935-

    2009-01-01

    Arvustus: Ecclesia et civitatis : kościoł i życie religije w mieście średniowiecznym. Pod redakcją Haliny Manikowskiej i Hanny Zaremskiej. Colloquia Mediaevalia Varsoviensia III. Warszawa : Instytut Historii PAN, 2002. Kollokviumi materjalide publikatsioonis käsitletakse peamiselt Sileesia, Preisimaa ja Pommeri linnu, mis käsitletaval perioodil kuulusid Poola koosseisu. Usuelu uurimise metodoloogiast.

  11. Uudiseid füüsikalaborist

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    2007-01-01

    TLÜ täppisteaduste valdkonnas on viimastel aastatel lisandunud uus uurimissuund: kõrgetemperatuurse plasma ja materjalide vastastikmõju, millega tegeletakse koostöös kolleegidega Varssavist, Prahast ja Moskvast. Uuringute läbi viimiseks ehitati valmis kaasaegne plasmafüüsika laboratoorium. Alates 2005. a. on TLÜ füüsikud kaasatud NATO "Teadus rahu eest" finantseeritavasse projekti. Prof. Romi Mankin selgitab füüsika valdkonna teadussuundi

  12. Nord Streami keskkonnamõjude aruanne jätab tähelepanuta Läänemere eripära / Madis Filippov ; kommenteerinud Ivar Puura, Tarmo Soomere, Endel Lippmaa

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    Filippov, Madis

    2009-01-01

    Teadlastes tekitavad ärevust Vene-Saksa ühisfirma Nord-Streami poolt Läänemerre kavandatava gaasitoru keskkonnamõjud. Artiklis on juttu ka Eesti Teaduste Akadeemia kirjast president Toomas Hendrik Ilvesele ja peaminister Andrus Ansipile sooviga moodustada professionaalne komisjon, mis töötaks läbi Nord Streami gaasijuhtme keskkonnamõju hindamise materjalid. Vt. samas: Dioksiinide kontsentratsioon setetes; Nord Streami gaasijuhe

  13. Positiivse büroomaja-kujundi otsingud / Andres Kurg

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    Kurg, Andres, 1975-

    1998-01-01

    Eesti büroohoonetest alates 1970. aastatest. 1998. a. uutest büroohoonetest (Norma grupi büroomaja Hobujaama t., Emajõe ärikeskus Kalle Rõõmuse arhitektuuribüroolt, Ärimaja Pärnu mnt. ja EVEA panga büroohoone büroolt Künnapu & Padrik, Kawe Plaza), materjalidest (väljendus materjalide kaudu).

  14. A Systems Biology Approach to Understanding the Mechanisms of Action of an Alternative Anticancer Compound in Comparison to Cisplatin

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    Wright, Elise P.; Padula, Matthew P.; Higgins, Vincent J.; Aldrich-Wright, Janice R.; Coorssen, Jens R.

    2014-01-01

    Many clinically available anticancer compounds are designed to target DNA. This commonality of action often yields overlapping cellular response mechanisms and can thus detract from drug efficacy. New compounds are required to overcome resistance mechanisms that effectively neutralise compounds like cisplatin and those with similar chemical structures. Studies have shown that 56MESS is a novel compound which, unlike cisplatin, does not covalently bind to DNA, but is more toxic to many cell lines and active against cisplatin-resistant cells. Furthermore, a transcriptional study of 56MESS in yeast has implicated iron and copper metabolism as well as the general yeast stress response following challenge with 56MESS. Beyond this, the cytotoxicity of 56MESS remains largely uncharacterised. Here, yeast was used as a model system to facilitate a systems-level comparison between 56MESS and cisplatin. Preliminary experiments indicated that higher concentrations than seen in similar studies be used. Although a DNA interaction with 56MESS had been theorized, this work indicated that an effect on protein synthesis/ degradation was also implicated in the mechanism(s) of action of this novel anticancer compound. In contrast to cisplatin, the different mechanisms of action that are indicated for 56MESS suggest that this compound could overcome cisplatin resistance either as a stand-alone treatment or a synergistic component of therapeutics. PMID:28250393

  15. Evaluation of measuring data of small photovoltaic power systems within the framework of the German Federal-State 1000 Roofs PV programme. Final report; 1000-Daecher Mess- und Auswerteprogramm. Auswertung der Messdaten von photovoltaischen Kleinanlagen im Rahmen des Bund-Laender-1000 Daecher-Photovoltaik-Programms. Wissenschaftlicher Endbericht

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    Hoffmann, V U [comp.; Erge, T; Kiefer, K [Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Solare Energiesysteme (ISE), Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany); Becker, H [Technischer Ueberwachungs-Verein Rheinland e.V., Duesseldorf (Germany); Decker, B; Grochowski, J [Institut fuer Solarenergieforschung GmbH (ISFH), Hannover (Germany); Heilscher, G [Ist EnergieCom GmbH, Augsburg (Germany); Riess, H [WIP Energie und Umwelt, Muenchen (Germany); Rindelhardt, U [Forschungszentrum Rossendorf e.V. (FZR), Dresden (Germany)

    1998-10-16

    Within the framework of the German Federal-State 1000 Roofs Photovoltaic Programme monthly measuring data and verbal comments on the PV system operation (reports on failures and defects) have been collected, stored in a databank and evaluated for the period 1991 to 1997 for a differing number of PV systems. In addition to this came along data of initially 100, then 40 intensively measured systems. The results of the measuring data evaluation as well as the results of further accompanying research projects to the Federal-State 1000 Roofs Photovoltaic Programme (e.g. low energy yield analysis, on-site inspections and measuring of nominal powers) are summarised. Starting from the gained results, conclusions and recommendations are given for the design, installation and operation for future grid-connected PV-systems. Also it is pointed to the remaining need for optimisation and R and D. Additional part of the report are the Annual Journal (published in a large print run) and the comprehensive final reports of the involved institutions (listed in Appendix 2). (orig.)

  16. OnToPV - a virtual guidance through the PV-plant ''Solardach New Munich Trade Fair''; OnToPV - eine virtuelle Fuehrung druch die PV-Anlage ''Solardach Neue Messe Muenchen''

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    Stich, C.; Becker, G.; Zehner, M. [Fachhochschule Muenchen (Germany). Fachbereich Elektrotechnik; Giesler, B. [Shell Solar GmbH, Muenchen (Germany); Weber, W.; Flade, F. [Solarenergiefoerderverein Bayern e.V., Muenchen (Germany)

    2003-07-01

    OnToPV is the project of an online tour guide through the PV-plant of the new Munich trade fair. The first focs was to provide an interactive circuit of a PV-plant. Within a virtual tour different areas of the plant should be made accessible over the internet. For this purpose a three-dimensional, multimedia guidance was developed for the PV-plant of the new Munich trade fair with informative diagrams, *.pdf-files and retrievable video-files. In such a way interested internet-users could experience with minimum system requirements, local- and time-independently the PV-plant in its structure and components and could receive different background informations in addition. From the view of the plant operators such an internet project serves on the one hand as an additional source of information where questions could be referred to and on the other hand as sort of advertisement for the technology and the PV-system. In addition the attractiveness of the internet appearance of the plant operator rises and the public awareness of such projects could increase. Seen from the user perspective - such an internet project gives private or business users the possibility to inform themselves interactively, purposefully and with the possibility to move through the plant on their own. Users could utilize the guidance through the plant without overcoming far geographical distances, saving time and money. Perhaps this source of information helps awaking a larger consciousness for renewable energies. The result OnToPV showed the various possibilities offered by projects of this kind in the internet. Ideas of possible extensions as for example the integration of current PV-plant operational data or of a virtual learning platform illustrate the perspectives of the project. Virtual guidance of this kind for various types of power plants are conceivable. (orig.)

  17. Zombie economics: how dead ideas still walk among us

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    Quiggin, John

    2010-01-01

    .... The crisis seemed to have killed off these ideas, but they still live on in the minds of many--members of the public, commentators, politicians, economists, and even those charged with cleaning up the mess...

  18. Guide to Eating for Sports

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    Full Text Available ... types of supplements can really do some damage. Anabolic steroids can seriously mess with a person's hormones, causing ... These supplements can have similar side effects to anabolic steroids. Other sports supplements (like creatine, for example) have ...

  19. Pop / Marko Mägi

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    Mägi, Marko

    2004-01-01

    Heliplaatidest: Metro Luminal "Reboot", Mess "Küsi eneslt", Stephan Mathieu "On Tape", The Velvet Underground "Live At Max's Kansas Sity", Talking Heads "The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads"; Destiny's Child "Destiny Fulfilled", Riho Sibul "Must"

  20. Stages of Toilet Training: Different Skills, Different Schedules

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    ... germs, the potential for mess, the attached cultural stigma, and so on. On the contrary, toddlers and ... in an overemotional way. Instead, calmly ask your child why he is behaving in this way, firmly ...

  1. Guide to Eating for Sports

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  2. Guide to Eating for Sports

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    Full Text Available ... fortified cereals. Calcium — a must for protecting against stress fractures — is found in dairy foods, such as ... seriously mess with a person's hormones, causing side effects like testicular shrinkage and baldness in guys and ...

  3. The effects of prolonged vegetative reproduction of the two Iranian ...

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    Jane

    2011-08-17

    34. Leva AR (2009). Morphological evaluation of olive plants propagated in vitro culture through axillary buds and somatic embryogenesis methods. Afr. J. Plants Sci. 3(3): 37-43. Yari et al. 9081. Messing J, Grossniklaus U ...

  4. Principles of management of vascular problems in the diabetic foot

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    2011-01-01

    Jan 1, 2011 ... ischaemia, several factors must be taken into account prior to any ... abscesses as well as the necessary toe, ray or .... the risk of wound complications in the thigh .... to clear the mess and instead attacked lung tissue.

  5. Guide to Eating for Sports

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    Full Text Available ... for athletes because restricting carbohydrates can cause a person to feel tired and worn out, which ultimately ... damage. Anabolic steroids can seriously mess with a person's hormones, causing side effects like testicular shrinkage and ...

  6. Guide to Eating for Sports

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    Full Text Available ... whole lot of good, but they won't really do you much harm either. Energy drinks have ... them before exercising. Other types of supplements can really do some damage. Anabolic steroids can seriously mess ...

  7. Guide to Eating for Sports

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    Full Text Available ... lean (not much fat) meat, fish, and poultry; green, leafy vegetables; and iron-fortified cereals. Calcium — a ... seriously mess with a person's hormones, causing side effects like testicular shrinkage and baldness in guys and ...

  8. Study to compare the performance of two designs to prevent river bend erosion in Arctic environments.

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    2010-09-01

    Messing with Mother Nature takes knowledge and work, and she is hard to outfox, especially when it comes to redirecting rivers. To : protect infrastructure, however, sometimes river flow must be altered. This study focuses on two erosion-control proj...

  9. Il dono del racconto

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    Polito, Paola

    1998-01-01

    L'articolo indaga a vari livelli strutturali del romanzo "Il coraggio del pettirosso" (rete metaforica, dialogismo diegetico, dialogismo come fenomeno di voce, strategie discorsive messe in atto dalla voce narrante, stile colloquiale) la complessa realizzazione testuale del genere narrativo...

  10. Guide to Eating for Sports

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    Full Text Available ... balance that choice with the possible negative side effects mentioned above. If a coach, gym teacher, or ... seriously mess with a person's hormones, causing side effects like testicular shrinkage and baldness in guys and ...

  11. Crisis, Capital, Compromise: Mining and Empowerment in Zimbabwe

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    ANBR

    The minerals and mining sector in Southern African has experienced a revival ..... based strategy to systematically encourage and extract public value from ..... was a mess of its own making, created in the tarnished name of indigenisation and.

  12. Milano mööblimess tõstis au sisse ilu, mugavuse ja ökoloogilisuse / Lill Sarv

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    Sarv, Lill

    2008-01-01

    Seekordne mess üllatas tehnoloogiliste detailidega. Salone Satellite'i teemaks oli "Go green!", palju ekponeeriti taaskasutatud materjalidest loodud esemeid. Tšehhi disaineri Jan Capeki kiikuvad ja veerevad toolid (lk.1)

  13. Use of the Tray Pack Ration During Extended Field Operations: A Summary

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    Tharion, William

    2000-01-01

    .... These problems include: lack of vegetable and fruit enhancements at most meals, unavailability of some menu items, hot storage conditions, poor food presentation, and an overworked mess staff. Volunteers...

  14. Pärnu ettevõtjad IMEX-messil Frankfurdis / Aino Siebert

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    Siebert, Aino

    2007-01-01

    IMEX - "Incorporating Meeting for incentive travel, meetings and events" on rahvusvaheline globaalne näitus ettevõtjatele, kes organiseerivad messe, konverentse ja kokkutulekuid. Selle aasta messile Saksamaale saabus 150 riigist 3400 firmat

  15. Guide to Eating for Sports

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  16. Harju Elekter väärtustab strateegilist partnerlust / Andres Aarma

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    Aarma, Andres

    2003-01-01

    Autor kirjeldab elektriseadmete ja -materjalide tootja, ettevõtte Harju Elekter edu põhjuseid läbi olulisemate strateegiliste juhtimisotsuste, personalijuhtimise, tootmise ning toodangu turustamise. Kommenteerivad Sander Danil, Jako Kotkas, Andres Vainola, Rein Siim ja Triin Palge. Diagrammid: Harju Elektri käive, eksport ja kasum, turud käibe järgi, tegevusalad käibe järgi. Skeemid: Harju Elektri tütar- ja sidusettevõtted, organisatsiooni struktuur. Vt. samas intervjuud Harju Elektri nõukogu esimehe Endel Pallaga; Harju Elektri kontsern täna. Lisad: Harju Elektri olulisemad koostöölepingud, laenude tagatised ja panditud vara

  17. Põhja-Ameerika Eesti Päevad kui eestlaste esimene suurkogunemine / Kaire Tensuda

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    Tensuda, Kaire

    2007-01-01

    tagasivaade Robert Kreemi raamatu "Uus algus" ning Mai Kreemi mälestuste ja materjalide põhjal ESTOde eelkäijale, esimesele eestlaste suurüritusele Ameerika mandril - I Põhja-Ameerika Eesti Päevadele, mis toimusid 30. maist 2. juunini 1957. a. Torontos ja millest tänavu möödus 50. aastat. Robert Kreemi tegevusest ürituse peakomitee esimehe ja suurorganiseerijana. Ülevaade ka II, III, IV Põhja-Ameerika Eesti Päevadest ja Rootsi Eesti Päevadest 1968. a.

  18. Tööjuhendid loovuse arendajana / Ene Lind

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    Lind, Ene

    2001-01-01

    Loovuse arendamine tööõpetuse ja käsitöö tunnis. Katsest Tallinna koolide 2. ja 4. klasside õpilaste seas, milles katsetati kaht töö raskusastme ning kasutatavate materjalide ja töövahendite poolest erinevat tööjuhendit. Katse järel viidi läbi küsitlus, kus lapsed andsid hinnangu ja kommenteerisid tööjuhendi järgi iseseisvalt töötamist tööõpetuse tunnis

  19. Johannes Hint : ühe XX sajandi ausa mehe tragöödia / Holger Kaljulaid

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    Kaljulaid, Holger

    2006-01-01

    Desintegraatori juhi Johannes Hindi tegevusest ning temaga seotud kohtuprotsessist meedias avaldatud materjalide ja arhiividokumentide põhjal. Vt. samas väljavõtteid: Vladimir Georg Karassev-Orgusaare mõtteavaldusest 1982. aasta jaanuaris RL-i stuudios Pariisis; Johhannes Hindi sõnavõtust NSV Liidu Riikliku Plaanikomitee (Gosplan) kolleegiumil 10. II 1981 ja tema tööst "Viimaseid mõtteid inimkonnale", 1985; Aleksander Kaelase mõtteavaldusest aprillis 1955 Ameerika Hääle saates; Nikolai Baibakovi, Gosplani kunagise juhi (1965-85) 2000. a. märtsis antud intervjuust

  20. Is it possible to predict limb viability in complex Gustilo IIIB and IIIC tibial fractures? A comparison of two predictive indices.

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    O'Sullivan, S T

    2012-02-03

    The patient with severe lower limb trauma presents a management dilemma; whether to amputate primarily or to attempt limb salvage. In recent years, many predictive indices have been published which purport to identify limbs which are non-viable. We retrospectively applied two recently described indices, the Mangled Extremity Severity Score (MESS) and the Limb Salvage Index (LSI), to 54 limbs in 50 patients with either Gustilo IIIB or IIIC complex tibial fractures. There were 22 amputations (40.7 per cent) in the series. The mean MESS score in the limb salvage group was 3.8 (range 2-10), and the mean MESS score in the amputation group was 7.7 (range 4-13) (P < 0.0001). The mean LSI score in the limb salvage group was 3.6 (range 3-8), and the mean LSI score in the amputation group was 6.9 (P < 0.01). However, in the group with MESS scores > 7 (which recommends amputation), there were three limbs which were salvaged with acceptable functional outcome. Similarly, in those with LSI scores > 6 (which recommends amputation), there were seven limbs successfully salvaged. A MESS > 7 offered a greater relative risk of amputation (9.2) than a LSI score > 6 (5.3). We found both indices of use in predicting limb salvage and functional outcome. However, neither is sufficiently accurate to be considered absolutely reliable in clinical practice.

  1. Quench dynamics of topological maximally entangled states.

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    Chung, Ming-Chiang; Jhu, Yi-Hao; Chen, Pochung; Mou, Chung-Yu

    2013-07-17

    We investigate the quench dynamics of the one-particle entanglement spectra (OPES) for systems with topologically nontrivial phases. By using dimerized chains as an example, it is demonstrated that the evolution of OPES for the quenched bipartite systems is governed by an effective Hamiltonian which is characterized by a pseudospin in a time-dependent pseudomagnetic field S(k,t). The existence and evolution of the topological maximally entangled states (tMESs) are determined by the winding number of S(k,t) in the k-space. In particular, the tMESs survive only if nontrivial Berry phases are induced by the winding of S(k,t). In the infinite-time limit the equilibrium OPES can be determined by an effective time-independent pseudomagnetic field Seff(k). Furthermore, when tMESs are unstable, they are destroyed by quasiparticles within a characteristic timescale in proportion to the system size.

  2. Sweet Spot Supersymmetry and Composite Messengers

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    Ibe, Masahiro; Kitano, Ryuichiro

    2007-01-01

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

  3. CASE REPORT

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    10):690-697. 6. Tattevin P, Chevrier S, Gangneux J. Can we describe the epidemiolgy of candidemia without using selective blood culture bottles for fungus detection? Clin Infect Dis 2004;39:598-599. 7. Mess T, Daar E. Utility ...

  4. Propaganda: dodelike wapen van die kommunisme | Nelson ...

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    During the Second World War the effectiveness and importance of the applicetionof propaganda in influencing a mess society became evident. Under the influence of Hitlet and his follower Joseph Goebbels the use of propaganda was developed into a fine art and was systematically used to convey Nazi ideas to the ...

  5. Oil Spill Cleanup

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    Kauble, Christena Ann

    2011-01-01

    Several classroom activities using a model of a seashore and an oil spill demonstrate the basic properties of oil spills in oceans. Students brainstorm about how to best clean up the mess. They work in teams, and after agreeing on how they will proceed, their method is tested by measuring the amount of oil removed and by rating the cleanliness of…

  6. De maakindustrie is terug

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    Sol, E.J.

    2014-01-01

    De maakindustrie, is dat nog iets voor Nederland? Absoluut, vindt Egbert-Jan Sol van TNO. Daarbij moeten we echter niet meer denken aan rokende schoorstenen, maar aan slimme fabrieken die complexe producten afleveren in kleine series. Op de Hannover Messe vorige week presenteerden het Ministerie van

  7. An Analysis of Outsourcing of Installation Services Under Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-76.

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    agreement, on a reimbursable basis. This includes franchise funds, revolving funds and working capital funds. Management Plan.—The Management Plan...Operation of cafeterias, mess halls, kitchens, bakeries , dairies, and commissaries • Vending machines • Ice and water HEALTH SERVICES • Surgical

  8. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION

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    monitoring was accomplished by thin-layer chromatography (TLC) on Merck silica gel 60 F254 plates. Silica gel 60-120 mess was used for column chromatography. Melting points of all the compounds were recorded on Thermomik Campbell melting point apparatus having an oil bath system and are uncorrected. The FT-IR ...

  9. Low temperature preparation of nanocrystalline solid solution of ...

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    tivity and easy hydrolysis of the niobium sources (Choi et al 1990; Narender and Messing 1997; Sekar and ... source of niobium, which overcomes the problems asso- ciated with the reported sources of niobium. The route .... Industrial Research, New Delhi, for the financial grant offered in support of this work. References.

  10. The Pauli Exclusion Principle

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    his exclusion principle, the quantum theory was a mess. Moreover, it could ... This is a function of all the coordinates and 'internal variables' such as spin, of all the ... must remain basically the same (ie change by a phase factor at most) if we ...

  11. The Birth of "Frankenstein"

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    Howard, Jennifer

    2008-01-01

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

  12. 32 CFR 154.17 - Special access programs.

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    .... (4) Presidential mess attendants and medical personnel. (5) Other individuals filling administrative... units, and military bands who perform at Presidential functions and facilities. (B) Employees of... PRP, reinvestigation is not required so long as the individual remains in the PRP. (D) A medical...

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    Arendse, Wilmot. Vol 65 (2014) - Articles 'No Messing in Bonteheuwel': The role of social capital and partnership building in sustainable community development. Abstract PDF. ISSN: 2415-0495. AJOL African Journals Online. HOW TO USE AJOL... for Researchers · for Librarians · for Authors · FAQ's · More about AJOL ...

  14. 75 FR 34701 - Procurement List; Proposed Additions

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    ...--Scissors, Ladies Sewing; Stainless Steel Coverage: A-List for the Total Government Requirement as... SERVICE, GSA/FSS TOOLS ACQUISITION DIVISION I, KANSAS CITY, MO. Services Service Type/Location: Mess Attendant Service, 185th Air Refueling Wing Dining Hall, 2920 Headquarters Avenue, Sioux City, IA. NPA...

  15. How to Build MCNP 6.2

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    Bull, Jeffrey S. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)

    2017-11-13

    This presentation describes how to build MCNP 6.2. MCNP®* 6.2 can be compiled on Macs, PCs, and most Linux systems. It can also be built for parallel execution using both OpenMP and Messing Passing Interface (MPI) methods. MCNP6 requires Fortran, C, and C++ compilers to build the code.

  16. Characterisation of reactor control rod drives. Specification 1-6. Reaktorstellstabantriebe. Typenblaetter 1-6

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    The committee 'Kernreaktorregelung' of VDI/VDE-Gesellschaft Mess- und Regelungstechnik has developed 6 specifications (Typenblaetter) of reactor control rod drives. The specifications are aimed at giving engineers in reactor control systems an outline concerning the function as well as some construction characteristics. (orig./LN).

  17. Characterisation of reactor control rod drives. Specification 1-6

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    The committee 'Kernreaktorregelung' of VDI/VDE-Gesellschaft Mess- und Regelungstechnik has developed 6 specifications (Typenblaetter) of reactor control rod drives. The specifications are aimed at giving engineers in reactor control systems an outline concerning the function as well as some construction characteristics. (orig./LN) [de

  18. Effects of a mass media behavioral treatment for chronic headache : A pilot study

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    deBruijnKofman, AT; vandeWiel, H; Groenman, NH; Sorbi, MJ; Klip, E

    1997-01-01

    This article presents the results of a pilot study evaluating the efficacy of a mess media self-help behavioral treatment program for chronic headache. The program consisted of a self-help textbook, an exercise book, 10 television programs, 11 radio programs, and 3 audiocassettes with relaxation

  19. Another Extraction! Try This One Instead of Dried Peas

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    Sultana, Khalida; van Rooy, Wilhelmina

    2009-01-01

    Extracting DNA from fruit and vegetables provides students with hands-on opportunities to engage with a visualisation of genetic material that can later be supported by ICT and practical model making. Here is a quick, cheap and easy way to extract DNA from strawberries that avoids the mess involved in other DNA extractions, such as from dried…

  20. Hydrothermal synthesis of fine oxide powders

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    Inorganic powders are among the most important factors in many fields of materials such as ceramics, catalysts, medicines, food, etc. There are many papers and books related to powders preparation by many authors (Veale. 1972; Kato and Yamaguchi 1983; Vincenzini 1983;. Brinker et al 1984; Johnson Jr. 1987; Messing ...

  1. Ethics Meets Freddy Krueger

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    Young, Jeffrey R.

    2007-01-01

    The head of Arizona State University's film-production program, F. Miguel Valenti, doesn't believe in showing movie clips in his classes, arguing that every scene should be viewed in its full context. So to make a point about why he thinks "Friday the 13th" has destroyed the horror genre, he recently showed the whole bloody mess of a…

  2. Evaluation of a commercially available ELISA kit for quantifying imidacloprid residues in Erthrina sandwicensis leaves for management of the Erythrina gall wasp, Quadrastichus erythrinae Kim.

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    Joseph Fischer; Brian Strom; Sheri Smith

    2009-01-01

    The erythrina gall wasp (EGW), Quadrastichus erythrinae Kim 2004, was first detected in Hawaii in 2005 and has been infesting and killing Erythrina trees throughout the island chain since. It is believed EGW originated from Africa (Messing et al. 2009). Its host range appears to be limited to Erythrina; its...

  3. Festol külas / Taivo Paju

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    2007-01-01

    Stuttgardis peetakse Euroopa suurim kooste- ja tootekäsitsemise mess MOTEK. Sel puhul kutsus maailma üks suurimaid pneumaatikaseadmete tootjaid Festo külla ajakirjanikud kogu maailmast. Sel aastal käis Festo uusi tooteid vaatamas ka ajakiri Inseneeria

  4. Proteopedia: A Collaborative, Virtual 3D Web-Resource for Protein and Biomolecule Structure and Function

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    Hodis, Eran; Prilusky, Jaime, Sussman, Joel L.

    2010-01-01

    Protein structures are hard to represent on paper. They are large, complex, and three-dimensional (3D)--four-dimensional if conformational changes count! Unlike most of their substrates, which can easily be drawn out in full chemical formula, drawing every atom in a protein would usually be a mess. Simplifications like showing only the surface of…

  5. Support for the Astronomically Calibrated 40Ar/39Ar Age of Fish Canyon Sanidine

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    Rivera, Tiffany; Storey, Michael; Zeeden, Christian

    2011-01-01

    al. (2008) determined an astronomically calibrated 40Ar/39Ar age of 28.201 0.046 Ma (2), relative to the indirect astronomically tuned Moroccan Melilla Basin Messâdit section. Here, we provide independent verification for the Kuiper, et al. (2008) FCs age using sanidines extracted from the A1 tephra...

  6. Interzum 2007 keskendus materjalidisainile / Eva Kiisler

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    Kiisler, Eva

    2007-01-01

    Mööblitootjate ja siseviimistluslahenduste mess Interzum 2007 Kölnis 9.-12. 05. 2007. Eestist võtsid osa Balti Spoon OÜ ja Baltic Panel Group Valik auhinnatud tooteid. 10.-11. V toimunud 11. Euroopa vineeripäevast

  7. Liszt. Concertos for Piano and Orchestra / Bryce Morrison

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    1993-01-01

    Uuest heliplaadist "Pärt: Te Deum. Silouans Song. "My soul yearns after the Lord...". Magnificat. Berliner Messe. Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra/Tõnu Kaljuste." ECM New Series 439 162-2 (66 minutes: DDD). Texts and translations included

  8. The Role of Glomerulations in Bladder Pain Syndrome

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    Wennevik, Gjertrud E.; Meijlink, Jane M.; Hanno, Philip

    2016-01-01

    Purpose As a diagnostic marker for bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis, glomerulations were first popularized by Messing and Stamey in 1978. Later this was included in the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases criteria for research and consequently used by many...

  9. Seeding the Cloud

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    Schaffhauser, Dian

    2013-01-01

    For any institution looking to shift enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems to the cloud, big savings can be achieved--but only if the school has properly prepped "before" negotiations begin. These three steps can help: (1) Mop up the mess first; (2) Understand the true costs for services; and (3) Calculate the cost of transition.

  10. 77 FR 24657 - Local Lodging Expenses

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    2012-04-25

    ...) (contributions to firemen's mess required as a condition of employment are deductible business expenses). However... in the Federal Register. Drafting Information The principal author of these regulations is R. Matthew Kelley of the Office of Associate Chief Counsel (Income Tax and Accounting). However, other personnel...

  11. Harnessing emotional connections to improve financial decisions : evaluating the impact of financial education in mainstream media

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    Berg,Gunhild; Zia,Bilal Husnain

    2013-01-01

    This paper exploits the emotional connections and viewer attentiveness of mainstream media to evaluate the economic impact of financial education messages on debt management delivered through a popular television soap opera in South Africa. The study uses a symmetric encouragement design to compare outcomes of individuals who were randomly assigned to watch a soap opera with financial mess...

  12. An Analysis of the Health Service Support to the Centennial Campaign of 1876

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    2015-06-12

    utilizing hospital mess chests, kettles, tins, etc. taken from ambulances, prepare food from beefstock, bread , arrowroot, tea, etc. taken from......promulgated additional instructions to the Medical Directors in the Army of the Potomac to reduce waste . Prior to Letterman’s instructions, brigades

  13. Uvulectomy - the making of a ritual

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    cause and effect nor change are issues in ritual uvulectomy. Ritual uvulectomy ensures continuity, and is performed on infants because it was ... Messing SO. Traditional healing and the new health center in Ethiopia. In: Singer P, ed. ... Hausa Medicine: Illness and Well-being in a West Afn'can Culture. Durham and London: ...

  14. Marcel Odenbach. Konzept, Performance, Video, Installation 1975 – 1998

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    Kacunko, Slavko

    , sindaco di Düsseldorf e presidente del vomitato di Vigilanza di Messe Düsseldorf, e Albrecht Bolza-Schünemann, pesidente Della drupa 2000 e vicepresidente del consiglio di amministrazione della Koenig & Bauer AG, conferiranno al Dr. Slavko Kacunco l`ambito titolo. Diversamente da quanto si potrebbe...

  15. Modification of the Epworth Sleepiness Scale in Central China.

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    Zhang, Jin Nong; Peng, Bo; Zhao, Ting Ting; Xiang, Min; Fu, Wei; Peng, Yi

    2011-12-01

    The well-known excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) assessment, Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS), is not consistently qualified for patients with diverse living habits. This study is aimed to build a modified ESS (mESS) and then to verify its feasibility in the assessment of EDS for patients with suspected sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) in central China. A Ten-item Sleepiness Questionnaire (10-ISQ) was built by adding two backup items to the original ESS. Then the 10-ISQ was administered to 122 patients in central China with suspected SDB [among them, 119 cases met the minimal diagnostic criteria for obstructive sleep apnea by sleep study, e.g., apnea and hypopnea index (AHI) ≥ 5 h(-1)] and 117 healthy central Chinese volunteers without SDB. Multivariate exploratory techniques were used for item validation. The unreliable item in the original ESS was replaced by the eligible backup item, thus a modified ESS (mESS) was built, and then verified. Item 8 proved to be the only unreliable item in central Chinese patients, with the least factor loading on the main factor and the lowest item-total correlation both in the 10-ISQ and in the original ESS, deletion of it would increase the Cronbach's alpha (from 0.86 to 0.87 in the 10-ISQ; from 0.83 to 0.85 in the original ESS). The mESS was subsequently built by replacing item 8 in the original ESS with item 10 in the 10-ISQ. Verification with patients' responses revealed that the mESS was a single-factor questionnaire with good internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha = 0.86). The sum score of the mESS not only correlated with AHI (P < 0.01) but was also able to discriminate the severity of obstructive apnea (P < 0.01). Nasal CPAP treatment for severe OSA reduced the score significantly (P < 0.001). The performance of the mESS was poor in evaluating normal subjects. The mESS improves the validity of ESS for our patients. Therefore, it is justified to use it instead of the original one in assessment of EDS for patients with SDB

  16. Salvage versus amputation: Utility of mangled extremity severity score in severely injured lower limbs

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    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the clinical utility of Mangled extremity severity score (MESS in severely injured lower limbs. Materials and Methods: Retrospectively 25 and prospectively 36 lower limbs in 58 patients with high-energy injuries were evaluated with the use of MESS, to assist in the decision-making process for the care of patients with such injuries. Difference between the mean MESS scores for amputated and salvaged limbs was analyzed. Results: In the retrospective study 4.65 (4.65 ± 1.32 was the mean score for the salvaged limbs and 8.80 (8.8 ± 1.4 for the amputated limbs. In the prospective study 4.53 (4.53 ± 2.44 was the mean score for the salvaged limbs and 8.83 (8.83 ± 2.34 for the amputated limbs. There was a significant difference in the mean scores for salvaged and amputated limbs. Retrospective 21 (84% and prospective 29 (80.5% limbs remained in the salvage pathway six months after the injury. Conclusion: MESS could predict amputation of severely injured lower limbs, having score of equal or more than 7 with 91% sensitivity and 98% specificity. There was a significant difference in the mean MESS scores in the prospective study (n=36, 4.53 (4.53 ± 2.44 in thirty salvaged limbs (83.33% and 8.83 (8.83 ± 2.34 in six amputated limbs (16.66% with a P -value 0.002 ( P -value < 0.01. Similarly there was a significant difference in the mean MESS score in the retrospective study (n=25, 4.65 (4.65 ± 1.32 in twenty salvaged limbs (80% and 8.80 (8.8 ± 1.4 in five amputated limbs (20% with a P -value 0.00005 ( P -value < 0.01. MESS is a simple and relatively easy and readily available scoring system which can help the surgeon to decide the fate of the lower extremity with a high-energy injury.

  17. Is a matrix exponential specification suitable for the modeling of spatial correlation structures?

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    Strauß, Magdalena E; Mezzetti, Maura; Leorato, Samantha

    2017-05-01

    This paper investigates the adequacy of the matrix exponential spatial specifications (MESS) as an alternative to the widely used spatial autoregressive models (SAR). To provide as complete a picture as possible, we extend the analysis to all the main spatial models governed by matrix exponentials comparing them with their spatial autoregressive counterparts. We propose a new implementation of Bayesian parameter estimation for the MESS model with vague prior distributions, which is shown to be precise and computationally efficient. Our implementations also account for spatially lagged regressors. We further allow for location-specific heterogeneity, which we model by including spatial splines. We conclude by comparing the performances of the different model specifications in applications to a real data set and by running simulations. Both the applications and the simulations suggest that the spatial splines are a flexible and efficient way to account for spatial heterogeneities governed by unknown mechanisms.

  18. United States Air Force Statistical Digest, Fiscal Year 1952. Seventh Edition

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    1953-01-01

    2,41𔄀,000 .s Jl. $ 4,496.8TI I 25,TIO,OOO 642,000 0 0 2,702,646 P 2,735,000* e-ns Propell.ers 155,000 0 - 63,106 P TI5,OOO Extruded Propell.er Blades ght...Mess Halla ••••.•.•••. Motor Vehicles ei.ec acft except incident to flying PX’ll, COIIlIlIiasarles, Snack Bars, etc. ’" gee B1dgs, Auditoriums, Gyms...Laundry and Dry Cleaning Plants. Mess Halls ..••....•.. Motor Vehicles also acft except incident to flying PX’s, COlllClissaries, Snack Bars, etc

  19. The United States Army Air Arm, April 1861 to April 1917

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    1985-01-01

    the enlisted men messing with a coast artillery company and Geiger living at the Fort.84 The base at Fort Kamehameha was far from satisfactory...station at Fort Kamehameha , and the fourth to the Canal Zone. The Philippine and Hawaiian companies were to have seaplane equip- ment but were to have no...fol- lowed by Capt. John B. Brooks and 49 men, who sailed on the March transport. They were sta- tioned temporarily at Fort Kamehameha while Curry

  20. Deteksi Kebocoran Gas LPG Menggunakan Detektor Arduino dengan Algoritma Fuzzy Logic Mandani

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    Lukman Hakim; Vidi Yonatan

    2017-01-01

    Bencana kebakaran yang diakibatkan oleh kebocoran gas LPG (Liquid  Petroleum   Gas) mengalami kenaikan setiap tahun dari tahun 2011 sampai 2015 diantaranya 17% diakibatkan oleh kebocoran gas. Penggunaan detektor kebocoran gas LPG menggunakan arduino yang dilengkapi sensor gas dan suhu memberikan kemudahan untuk deteksi secara awal terjadinya kebocoran dan kebakaran. Perancangan detektor kebocoran gas LPG menggunakan algoritma fuzzy logic mandani, dilengkapi dengan informasi melalui Short Mess...

  1. Dalla parola all'immagine. Le prediche figurate di Daniel Hopfer e il ruolo della grafica nella diffusione della dottrina evangelica

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    Butera, Valeria

    2016-01-01

    Lo studio si concentra su alcune acqueforti dell'artista di Augusta Daniel Hopfer (1471-1536) di soggetto religioso, che illustrano preghiere, proverbi, parabole e altri passi del Vangelo in forma narrativa e che risultano chiaramente influenzate dalle idee riformate. Dopo un approfondimento del contesto storico e culturale e delle opinioni dei maggiori riformatori in merito alla questione delle immagini, le originali opere di Hopfer sono state messe a confronto con gli scritti omiletici e ca...

  2. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development. Volume 27 Number 3, Summer 1990

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    1990-01-01

    spatial neglect. and use of micro - and concludes with Solution Implementation and Verifica- computers in therapy. The inevitable unevenness in qual- tion...Neurophysiol 30(1):41-45. 1990. 24. Voluntary Control of Submaximal Grip Strength. Contact: Martin J. Segura. MD. Servicio de Neurologia. Niebuhr BR. Marion R...September 10-L, 1990 Trieste. Italy MICRO SYSTEMS 1990, Berlin, Germany Contact: ICTP, Conference on Application of Physics in Contact: MESAGO. Messe

  3. Anti-Forensic Tool Using Double Encryption Scheme

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    Singh, Avtar; Singh, Kuldip

    2009-01-01

    In this paper we are implementing an Anti- Forensic tool that is used in data hiding approaches of the Anti-Forensic technology. This tool will encrypt a secret file twice: firstly it is encrypted with the XOR and then by the powerful AES (Advance Encryption Standard). To make XOR strong we have used three files that are selected by user. These files will create a mess with the plain text before encryption making the cipher text more secure and harder to break.

  4. Preventive Medicine in World War II. Volume 2. Environmental Hygiene

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    1955-01-01

    tables. Some mess personnel found that it was easier to cook meats without defrosting. Fried chicken and chops cut from pork loin while still in frozen...stocks, and gravies."’ Special recipes developed by kitchen personnel gave variety to the menu and added to the palatability of the food. Particular care...GALLEY EQUIPMENT In United States troop transports, roasting In British transports, the range ovens are ovens are used almost solely for officers’ used

  5. Use of Ganga Hospital Open Injury Severity Scoring for determination of salvage versus amputation in open type IIIB injuries of lower limbs in children-An analysis of 52 type IIIB open fractures.

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    Venkatadass, K; Grandhi, Tarani Sai Prasanth; Rajasekaran, S

    2017-11-01

    Open injuries in children are rare compared to adults. In children with major open injuries, there is no specific scoring system to guide when to amputate or salvage the limb. The use of available adult scoring systems may lead to errors in management. The role of Ganga Hospital Open Injury Severity Scoring (GHOISS) for open injuries in adults is well established and its applicability for pediatric open injuries has not been studied. This study was done to analyse the usefulness of GHOISS in pediatric open injuries and to compare it with MESS(Mangled Extremity Severity Score). All children (0-18 years) who were admitted with Open type IIIB injuries of lower limbs between January 2008 and March 2015 were included. MESS and GHOISS were calculated for all the patients. There were 50 children with 52 type IIIB Open injuries of which 39 had open tibial fractures and 13 had open femur fractures. Out of 52 type IIIB open injuries, 48 were salvaged and 4 were amputated. A MESS score of 7 and above had sensitivity of 25% for amputation while GHOISS of 17 and above was found to be more accurate for determining amputation with sensitivity of 75% and specificity of 93.75%. GHOISS is a reliable predictor of injury severity in type IIIB open fractures in children and can be used as a guide for decision-making. The use of MESS score in children has a lower predictive value compared to GHOISS in deciding amputation versus salvage. A GHOISS of 17 or more has the highest sensitivity and specificity to predict amputation. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  6. Teaching Strategy: Challenge and Response

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    2010-03-01

    David A. Kolb , Experiential Learning : Experience as the Source of Learning and Development, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1984. 30. For “messes...2004, pp. 24-26. 17. George E. Hein, “Constructivist Learning Theory ,” Institute for Inquiry, 2007, available from www.exploratorium-edu/ ifi...appraisal models to assist students in the learning process. In addition, Figure 3. … a theory … based largely on an expanded synthesis of what

  7. Training the Afghan National Army

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    2011-05-19

    make the individuals who composed the HQs, staff officers, signalers, cooks, clerks, mess waiters , and menials, themselves mobile.”11 This meant making...the Managing Director of the Afghan Center for Socio-Economic Opinion Research, stated that next to friends and family, radio is the most important...domestic security forces to the point that they can effectively 99 Anne Gearan and Matthew Lee, “Pentagon Chiefs: Afghans Can manage by 2014,” Associated

  8. I curse your preoccupation with your record collection: The Fall on vinyl 1978-83

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    Osborne, Richard

    2010-01-01

    This chapter is in a book that is based upon papers given at the conference Messing Up The Paintwork, Salford University, 9 May 2008, the first conference to be based on the work of the Manchester band, The Fall. My chapter is based on research that I have undertaken for my monograph on the vinyl record, which is then related to the output of the band.

  9. Translations on Eastern Europe Political, Sociological, and Military Affairs, Number 1479

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    1977-11-30

    and the means to Uberate themselves from monopoly capitalism, and find their way to progress, socialism and peace. 6691 47 CSO: 2500 POLAND NEED...insincere, unconstructive criticism which is unfair to 51 people. Unfair criticism of the operations of people or institutions does not improve...then had to eat from the same mess tin. Drazen Budisa was for a time locked up in a cell which I would not have believed to exist in our country. It

  10. Hardware Acceleration of SQL-Queries Processing in MDM-Systems Based on MISDSolution

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    V. E. Podol'skii; A. V. Samochadin; S. S. Koloskov

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    In this article we examine the possibility of hardware support for functions of mobile device management platform (MDM-platform) using a Multiple Instructions and Single Data stream computer system, developed within the framework of the project in Bauman Moscow State Technical University. At the universities the MDM-platform is used to provide various mobile services for the faculty, students and administration to facilitate the learning process: a mobile schedule, document sharing, text mess...

  11. When brands come to life: experimental research on the vividness effect of Virtual Reality in transformational marketing communications

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    Van Kerrebroeck, Helena; Brengman, Malaika; Willems, Kim

    2017-01-01

    Mobile Virtual Reality provides a gateway for marketers to innovatively reach consumers. This study examines the impact of Virtual Reality in the context of transformational brand experience appeals, focussing specifically on the determining role of vividness. A three-dimensional conceptual framework is presented, offering a systematic review of the literature on vividness effects in marketing communications, revealing the major gap that most available studies only focus on informational mess...

  12. Unified Internet Messaging

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    Healy, Paul; Barber, Declan

    2015-01-01

    As telephony services, mobile services and internet services continue to converge, the prospect of providing Unified Messaging and even Unified Communications becomes increasingly achievable. This paper discusses the growing importance of IP-based networks to Unified Messaging developments and examines some of the key services and protocols that are likely to make Unified Messaging more widely available. In this initial paper, we limit ourselves initially to the unification of text-based mess...

  13. Learning from YouTube [Video Book

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    Juhasz, Alexandra

    2011-01-01

    YouTube is a mess. YouTube is for amateurs. YouTube dissolves the real. YouTube is host to inconceivable combos. YouTube is best for corporate-made community. YouTube is badly baked. These are a few of the things Media Studies professor Alexandra Juhasz (and her class) learned about YouTube when she set out to investigate what actually happens…

  14. Hinchingbrooke staff deserve an apology.

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    Scott, Graham

    2015-01-20

    Imagine being a nurse at Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Cambridgeshire. Those who have been there for a while will have endured year after year of mismanagement as one regime after another failed to run the trust effectively. First the finances were allowed to get into an unholy mess, so the organisation was handed to private firm Circle to sort out. Last week, Circle decided to walk away, leaving the NHS to start again.

  15. Department of Defense Financial Management Regulation. Volume 5. Disbursing Policy and Procedures

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    purchased 5,000 Malaysian Riggit in May 1991 at the rate of 2.7875 to one U.S. dollar and 3,000 in June 1991 at 2.7795. Expenses of 6,000 Riggit were...absentees and deserters. (2) Special diets procured from an officers’ mess for sick personnel. (3) Payment of ship’s store profits to the commanding

  16. : Urban design, urban project, urban art, urban composition ... a question of vocabulary?

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    Pinson , Daniel

    2014-01-01

    Actes à paraître; International audience; The term "urbanism" of Pierre Clerget (1910) put the mess in the practice and the formations in France. Urban planning is thus, on the academic level, a coexistence of disciplinary approaches, which does not help to a multidisciplinary urban training. Thinking about "urban design", after beautifull city, urban composition, or alongside the urban project and other territorial approaches can help to see more clearly in town planning.; Le terme « urbanis...

  17. Going broke on atoms

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    1982-01-01

    The financial mess surrounding four unfinished nuclear plants planned by the Washington State Public Power Supply System (WPPSS) with public support has turned the projects into a controversial issue that threatens the future of US nuclear power. The economic effects of construction delays are multiplied by the need to respond to new safety standards and challenges, but many also blame the young labor force, the billing system which committed ratepayers to cover costs, and poor management for the problems

  18. Standardization of the bakery goods

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    Elżbieta Goryńska-Goldmann

    2010-01-01

    The article presents selected aspects of the standardization, highly valued factor that stimulates the economic development of the country. The attention was paid to the purpose of the standardization, basic normative documents and standardizing activity. Different proposals for the classification of bread applied in practice or appearing in scientific studies were presented. It was emphasised that currently legal mess exists in Poland, in terms of use of the bread classification. The necessi...

  19. Menyoal Elaboration Likelihood Model (ELM) Dan Teori Retorika

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    Perbawaningsih, Yudi

    2012-01-01

    : Persuasion is a communication process to establish or change attitudes, which can be understood through theory of Rhetoric and theory of Elaboration Likelihood Model (ELM). This study elaborates these theories in a Public Lecture series which to persuade the students in choosing their concentration of study. The result shows that in term of persuasion effectiveness it is not quite relevant to separate the message and its source. The quality of source is determined by the quality of the mess...

  20. Novel Therapeutic Targets for Chronic Migraine

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    Teubner, C. Euwens, J. Huston, C. Steinhäuser, A. Messing, U. Heinemann , K. Willecke, Accelerated hippocampal spreading depression and enhanced locomotory...USA. 4Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA. 5Depart- ment of Neurological Sciences, University of...appli- cation of KCl, CKId-T44A mice showed a significantly greater number of CSD events than did wild-type mice (Fig. 4E). Enhanced CSD-associated

  1. Quantitative Description of Obscuration Factors for Electro-Optical and Millimeter Wave Systems

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    turbulence -parameters derived extiction coefficients may exhibit a strong spectra) from meteorological data-are discussed in par. 2-8.2. dependence. The...8217iwotirnt.Iii; Six - ~ Iv 116A CAN. it itliatol 0ollp (a4 M4N i411411l Hict t ial Repori R( .82.1 tI’S Anim NIiiis1 it’ Commmni,,~d, Abo mess.l .I

  2. Look down from the Sky: Is It a Bird? Is It Superman? No, It's a Plane

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    Chick, Helen

    2016-01-01

    The plane problem is a real-world problem, presented without any suggestion as to how it might be solved. It arose unexpectedly as the author was messing around on the internet, not thinking about maths at all. She did not encounter the problem in a maths lesson, nor as homework in the middle of a unit on a particular topic, and so she had no…

  3. O teh, tshi pamjatniki mõ vidim / Julia Totskaja

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    2008-01-01

    Meenutatakse Kreenholmi manufaktuuriga seotud isikuid, kelle mälestusmärgid asuvad Narvas Gerassimovi nim. kultuurimaja juures. Kirjeldatud lühidalt mälestusmärke ja nimetatud nende autorid. Amalie Kreisbergi monumendi (1957) autor on Leningradi skulptor Nikolai Dõdõkin, Vassili Gerassimovi monumendi (1957) autor Aram Airijev, August Abeli monumendi (1974) autor ukraina skulptor Mihhail Lõssenko ja Fjodor Afanasjevi monumendi (1957) autor on L. Mess

  4. Status report of IMIS-IT

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    The papers presented to the review seminar on the IMIS-IT project (Integriertes Mess- und InformationsSystem - InformationsTechnik) show the major results achieved, experience gained, and planned future activities. Up to that date, data processing problems were rather dominating, also because subject-related aspects or problems for some part were recognized or emerged only after the project became operational. (BBR) [de

  5. Recommendations for Future Army Analysis Efforts. Volume 4. Key Questions and Recommendations for Future Analysis Efforts on Explaining the Army and Supporting the Soldier

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    1988-04-14

    McDonalds or Burger King for snack shops, Marriott for messing/billeting facilities, etc.? RECOMMENDED ELEMENTS OF ANALYSIS/TOPICAL AREAS: DATE RESULTS ITEM...e.g., a Burger King on post) now brings in about SI million per month to the family support coffers. It began in 1984 and has returned $21 million...Army, private sector franchises and family support. - The first or leading question is whether the family affects retention and, if so, what the Army

  6. Networking in gendered regional development

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    Mona Hedfeldt; Gun Hedlund

    2011-01-01

    The present Swedish regionalization process creates a lack of institutionalisation called the "regional mess" (Stegmann McCallion 2008:587). According to a state investigation, Sweden has a "fragmented growth- and development policy as well as a weak and unclear regional organisation of society" (SOU 2007:10:18). Old and new structures are intertwined and the question emerges if this situation may create a space for women regarding regional development (Hedfeldt & Hedlund 2009). A multi-level...

  7. Laboratory Evaluation of Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) as a New in situ Chemical Sensing Technique for the Deep Ocean

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    2007-09-01

    the samiple is not necessary: onily op)ticall m-(ess is reqirimed . Fiber olptic’s c,am be used to reach (distanices far fromn the laser. The laser...is desirable. Potassium (K) and Lithium (Li) are typically highly enriched in vent fluids due to leaching from basalts [48]. In vent fluids...arrangements used in experiments showing the high pressure cell with respect to incoming laser pulses (signified by a dashed line). FO = Optical Fiber

  8. Computation of Hydration Free Energies Using the Multiple Environment Single System Quantum Mechanical/Molecular Mechanical Method.

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    König, Gerhard; Mei, Ye; Pickard, Frank C; Simmonett, Andrew C; Miller, Benjamin T; Herbert, John M; Woodcock, H Lee; Brooks, Bernard R; Shao, Yihan

    2016-01-12

    A recently developed MESS-E-QM/MM method (multiple-environment single-system quantum mechanical molecular/mechanical calculations with a Roothaan-step extrapolation) is applied to the computation of hydration free energies for the blind SAMPL4 test set and for 12 small molecules. First, free energy simulations are performed with a classical molecular mechanics force field using fixed-geometry solute molecules and explicit TIP3P solvent, and then the non-Boltzmann-Bennett method is employed to compute the QM/MM correction (QM/MM-NBB) to the molecular mechanical hydration free energies. For the SAMPL4 set, MESS-E-QM/MM-NBB corrections to the hydration free energy can be obtained 2 or 3 orders of magnitude faster than fully converged QM/MM-NBB corrections, and, on average, the hydration free energies predicted with MESS-E-QM/MM-NBB fall within 0.10-0.20 kcal/mol of full-converged QM/MM-NBB results. Out of five density functionals (BLYP, B3LYP, PBE0, M06-2X, and ωB97X-D), the BLYP functional is found to be most compatible with the TIP3P solvent model and yields the most accurate hydration free energies against experimental values for solute molecules included in this study.

  9. CME, Physicians, and Pavlov: Can We Change What Happens When Industry Rings the Bell?

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    Lichter, Paul R.

    2008-01-01

    Purpose To show how physicians’ conditioned response to “keeping up” has helped industry’s opportunistic funding of continuing medical education (CME) and to propose ways to counter the conditioned response to the benefit of patients and the public. Methods Review of the literature and commentary on it. Results The pharmaceutical and device industries (hereafter referred to as industry) have a long history of bribing physicians to prescribe and use their products. Increasing pressure from Congress and the public has been brought to bear on industry gifting. This pressure, coinciding with increasing financial problems for the providers of CME, provided industry with reason and opportunity to expand its role in the financing of CME. Industry’s incentive to make its CME funding appear to be an arm’s-length transaction has spawned medical education service supplier (MESS) companies. Industry makes “unrestricted grants” to the MESS, and the MESS puts on the CME program. Helped by these CME programs, industry is able to subtly “buy” physicians one at a time, so that under the cover of “education” they and their academic institutions and medical organizations lose sight of being CME pawns in industry’s sole objective: profit. Conclusions Despite a vast literature showing how physician integrity is easy prey to industry, the medical profession continues to allow industry to have a detrimental influence on the practice of medicine and on physician respectability. It will take resolute action to change the medical profession’s conditioned response to industry’s CME bell and its negative effect on patients and the public. PMID:19277219

  10. Monitored anaesthesia care – Comparison of nalbuphine/dexmedetomidine versus nalbuphine/propofol for middle ear surgeries: A double-blind randomised trial

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    Srinivasa Rao Nallam

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Background and Aims: Middle ear surgeries (MESs are usually performed under sedation with local anaesthesia and can be well tolerated by the patient with minimal discomfort. In the present study, we compare the effect of nalbuphine/dexmedetomidine combination with nalbuphine/propofol on sedation and analgesia in monitored anaesthesia care. Methods: One hundred adult patients undergoing MESs under monitored anaesthesia care (MAC were randomly allocated into two groups. All patients in both groups received injection nalbuphine 50 μg/kg intravenously (IV. Group D received a bolus dose of injection dexmedetomidine 1 μg/kg IV over 10 min followed by an infusion started at 0.4 μg/kg/h IV. Group P received a bolus dose of injection propofol 0.75 mg/kg followed by an infusion started at 0.025 mg/kg/min IV. Sedation was titrated to Ramsay Sedation Score (RSS of 3. Patient's mean arterial pressure, heart rate, saturation peripheral pulse and need for intraoperative rescue sedation/analgesia were recorded and compared. The data analysis was carried out with Z test and Chi-square test. Results: Mean RSS was significantly more in Group D (4.24 ± 1.54 as compared to Group P (2.58 ± 0.95. Overall VAS score was also significantly less in Group D (3.5 ± 1.7 than in Group P (5.4 ± 1.8. In total, 16 patients (32% in Group D had hypotension whereas 7 patients (14% only in Group P had hypotension. Conclusion: Nalbuphine/dexmedetomidine combination is superior to nalbuphine/propofol in producing sedation and decreasing VAS in patients undergoing MESs under MAC. Better surgeon and patient satisfaction were observed with nalbuphine/dexmedetomidine. Haemodynamics need to be closely monitored.

  11. The Coast Artillery Journal. Volume 79, Number 2, March-April 1936

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    1936-04-01

    practical they ever learn to think if they are condemned to polish piece of equipment is plastered with varnish , has nickel- tent pins during the best...The article described a compound which may be called fluorine nitrate, the preparation of which was reported to the American Chemical Society at the...experimental type of mess table, specimens of which were sent to the various arms fo~a one-year t~al. Th~ new table has a hard wood top :Vlt~ varnIsh finIsh

  12. Dinâmica reprodutiva e parasitária de quatro espécies de peixes das águas costeiras do Sudoeste do Oceano Atlântico, Brasil

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    Lima, José Ticiano Arruda Ximenes de

    2008-01-01

    O presente trabalho investigou a dinâmica reprodutiva e parasitária de quatro espécies de peixes marinhos: serra, Scomberomorus brasiliensis, tibiros, Oligoplites saurus e O. palometa e palombeta, Chloroscombrus chrysurus, durante os messes de agosto de 2005 a julho de 2007, nas águas costeiras do Sudoeste do Oceano Atlântico, Brasil. Os peixes foram medidos, pesados, dissecados, as gônadas pesadas e examinadas para separação do sexo. Foram avaliados o índice gonadossomática (IGS)...

  13. Stability of a metabolizable ester bond in radioimmunoconjugates

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    Arano, Yasushi; Wakisaka, Kouji; Mukai, Takahiro; Uezono, Takashi; Motonari, Hiroshi; Akizawa, Hiromichi; Kairiyama, Claudia; Ohmomo, Yoshiro; Tanaka, Chiaki; Ishiyama, Munetaka; Sakahara, Harumi; Konishi, Junji; Yokoyama, Akira

    1996-01-01

    Ester bonds have been used as metabolizable linkages to reduce radioactivity levels in non-target tissues following the administration of antibodies labeled with metallic radionuclides. In this radiochemical design of antibodies, while the ester bonds should be cleaved rapidly in non-target tissues, high stability of the ester bonds in plasma is also required to preserve target radioactivity levels. To assess the structural requirements to stabilize the ester bond, a new benzyl-EDTA-derived bifunctional chelating agent with an ester bond, (1-[4-[4-(2-maleimidoethoxy)succinamido]benzyl]ethylenediamine-N,N,N',N'- tetraacetic acid; MESS-Bz-EDTA), was developed. MESS-Bz-EDTA was coupled with a thiolated monoclonal antibody (OST7, IgG 1 ) prepared by reducing its disulfide bonds to introduce the ester bond close and proximal to the antibody molecule. For comparison, 1-[4-(5-maleimidopentyl)aminobenzyl]ethylenediamine-N,N,N',N'-tetraacetic acid (EMCS-Bz-EDTA) and meleimidoethyl 3-[ 131 I]iodohippurate (MIH) was coupled to OST7 under the same conjunction chemistry. When incubated in 50% murine plasma or a buffered-solution of neutral pH, OST7-MESS-Bz-EDTA- 111 In rapidly released the radioactivity, and more than 95% of the initial radioactivity was liberated after a 24 h incubation in both solutions, due to a cleavage of the ester bond. On the other hand, only about 20% of the radioactivity was released from OST7-MIH- 131 I in both solutions during the same incubation period. In mice biodistribution studies, while a slightly faster radioactivity clearance from the blood with less radioactivity levels in the liver and kidneys was observed with OST7-MIH- 131 I than with OST7-EMCS-Bz-EDTA- 111 In, OST7-MESS-Bz-EDTA- 111 In indicated radioactivity clearance from the blood much faster than and almost comparable to that of OST7-MIH- 131 I and succinamidobenzyl-EDTA- 111 In, respectively. These findings as well as previous findings on radiolabeled antibodies with ester bonds

  14. Prospettive sonore nell’analisi sensoriale-acustica e nella progettazione del cibo - Sound perspectives in the sensory-acoustic analysis and design of food

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    Doriana Dal Palù; Beatrice Lerma; Claudia De Giorgi; Eleonora Buiatti; Arianna Astolfi

    2015-01-01

    L’articolo affronta il complesso tema della progettazione del suono del cibo, ponendo l’aspetto al centro del processo progettuale e considerandolo come un reale requisito di progetto. Sono messe in luce le potenzialità del progettare il suono, ma anche le difficoltà attuali da tenere in considerazione. Si propone l’applicazione di SounBe, una metodologia ed uno strumento brevettati che traggono origine dal mondo della psicoacustica e dell’analisi sensoriale, permettendo di confrontare at...

  15. MOOCs and Beyond

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    Bjørn-Andersen, Niels; King, John Leslie; George, Joey F.

    2013-01-01

    Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) might be the proverbial “tipping point” in discussions about the role of information and communication technologies in higher education. To some they offer dramatic cost savings without loss in quality; to others they are best described as MESS (Massive Extension...... of Sage on the Stage). If the history of IS is any guide, MOOCs portend dramatic changes over time, but perhaps less dramatic changes in the short run. This panel discusses the MOOC phenomenon and its implications for both the IS field and for higher education....

  16. Curating a Mild Apocalypse

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    Brichet, Nathalia Sofie; Hastrup, Frida

    2018-01-01

    that often go unnoticed? We argue that exhibition work when practiced as a form of research provides an opportunity for turning “trivial” environmental disaster into sensational experience by deliberately playing with objects to make what we think of as analytical figures. That is, exhibition artefacts...... created and displayed neither as representational ethnographic objects nor as free-floating art work, but as unsettled think pieces that are at once familiar and strange. We suggest that a feature of the Anthropocene is that ecologies have been messed up so as to become unrecognizable – and that research...

  17. JPRS Report China

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    1989-12-19

    Japanese Investment 90OH0029A Beijing GUOJIMAOYI WENTI [INTERNATIONAL TRADE JOURNAL ] in Chinese No 7-8, 30Aug89pp 12-14 [Article by Zhang Dong...beginning of July showed that in recent years the practice of building private homes by cadres has flour - ished, with two-thirds of the cities and...the mess hall; and the money for the fountain pen ink and for glue used by the cadres came from the individual’s own pocket. Once, Young Jiang

  18. Storia del pensiero matematico

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    1999-01-01

    Costruita con l'intento di presentare le idee oltre ai protagonisti della matematica, questa storia ha il duplice pregio dell'esaustività e della chiarezza. Essa prevede infatti vari livelli di lettura: lo specialista vi trova una messe di dati, fonti e spunti di ricerca, mentre lo studente ha a disposizione un formidabile strumento di consultazione e sintesi. L'arco temporale coperto è vasto: dalla Mesopotamia a Euclide, da Fibonacci all'invenzione del calcolo infinitesimale, da Gauss a Poincare, con un'appendice dedicata agli sviluppi piu recenti scritta appositamente per la prima edizione italiana del 1991, nei «Manuali» Einaudi.

  19. EMERGING MARKETS

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    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available The emerging markets are winning the currency war, because at this very moment its the battle of global financial institutions , as to who is more vulnerable and more exposed to the debt crisis and have their hands in more risky assets. US and Euro with their intertwining the financial stuff of the nation, the banks and the corporations are in a deep mess. One goes down, takes the other ones too. Right now , they all are struggling and getting beaten up , while the emerging markets are quiet and not really expressing their stands on the current situation except are reacting by all only putting their own houses in order.

  20. Further explication of mega-crisis concept and feasible responses

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    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available The contemporary world is in an era of mega-crises, caused by a host of physical, economic, political, social, and cultural factors. Through a step-by-step explication of the root concepts of problem, mess, and crisis, a mega-crisis is posited to be a set of interacting crises that are severe in impact, complex in nature, and global in fallout, with no seeming end in sight. Compared to a crisis, a mega-crisis is higher in severity and deeper in complexity. The paper argues for a stakeholder perspective in megacrisis response, as relying on the organizational standpoint is inadequate for reaching long-term resolutions.

  1. The use of nuclear energy between the market place and public debate - 1989 nuclear energy annual conference in Duesseldorf

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    Lehmann, W.M.

    1989-01-01

    The Kerntechnische Gesellschaft e.V. and the Deutsches Atomforum e.V. jointly organized the traditional annual conference 'Nuclear Technology' in the Duesseldorf Messe-Congress-Center from 9th to 11th May, 1989. It took place at a time which is characterized by unbroken uncertainty about the future of the THTR, the Wackersdorf reprocessing plant, the significance of scenarios for abandoning nuclear energy and about the economic effects of the European Single Market which will become effective by 1992. Numerous papers and discussions reflected the yet unsolved problem of acceptance. (orig.) [de

  2. On Mass Loading and Dissipation Measured with Acoustic Wave Sensors: A Review

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    Marina V. Voinova

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available We summarize current trends in the analysis of physical properties (surface mass density, viscosity, elasticity, friction, and charge of various thin films measured with a solid-state sensor oscillating in a gaseous or liquid environment. We cover three different types of mechanically oscillating sensors: the quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation (QCM-D monitoring, surface acoustic wave (SAW, resonators and magnetoelastic sensors (MESs. The fourth class of novel acoustic wave (AW mass sensors, namely thin-film bulk acoustic resonators (TFBARs on vibrating membranes is discussed in brief. The paper contains a survey of theoretical results and practical applications of the sensors and includes a comprehensive bibliography.

  3. Proceedings of a symposium about PEARL in Augsburg

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    1977-05-01

    Both, the PDV Project Management of the Gesellschaft fuer Kerforschung mbH, Karlsruhe, and the VDI/VDE-Gesellschaft Mess- und Regelungstechnik, were organizing on March 9, 1977, a public symposium about PEARL, the unified realtime programming language in the Federal Republic of Germany. This report contains papers of speeches given at the symposium about the following topics: 1) The sponsoring of PEARL within the Project PDV (history, status, future, standardization); 2) PEARL as compared with other realtime languages; 3) experience with present PEARL subsets (both in laboratory and industrial environment). (orig.) [de

  4. Creating a Systems Engineering Distance Learning Experience

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    2014-12-01

    4077th? Comment on two other students’ responses. Dear Mom, Last month, Major Burns and Lt were complaining about the powered eggs and powdered...area homes. I ordered 500 yds. of copper wire and traded it to Cho. He is now delivering eggs and vegetable to the mess nearly every day. None of the...and a full support staff. He called this meatball surgery. Yet he sacrificed the man’s leg, and he saved two others from death. He told Hawkeye that

  5. Engineering sustainable development

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    1993-01-01

    This article discusses sustainable development, a policy which attempts to balance environmental preservation and economic growth, and promises a way to provide a decent life for Earth's human inhabitants without destroying the global ecosystem. Sustainable development is an effort to use technology to help clean up the mess it helped make, and engineers will be central players in its success or failure. Key aspects include more efficient energy use through conservation measures and switching to renewable sources, waste minimization, much greater recycling and reuse of materials, more comprehensive economic/environmental assessments employing life-cycle analyses, and better management of resources

  6. The internet of things in community safety and crime prevention for South Africa

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    Dlodlo, N

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available centre to monitor cash delivery vehicles and respond to attacks is in place.  Crime statistics Crime figures in South Africa are currently in a bit of a mess. An example can be borrowed from the US. The New York Times released an interactive... statistics and safety levels for every city in the US where enough crime data to report is present. The application even takes it a step further to provide safety levels (safe, moderate, dangerous) for every zip code in select major cities. As long...

  7. 6. GESA symposium on experimental stress analysis, May 6 and 7, 1982 Stuttgart

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    1982-04-01

    Under the scientific chairmanship of Dr. H. Wolf, KWU Muehlheim/Ruhr, the 6th Symposium of the Gemeinschaft Experimentelle Spannungsanalyse (GESA = Experimental Stress Analysis Association) takes place in the Schwabenlandhalle at Fellbach near Stuttgart. The meeting will be organized by VDI/VDE-Gesellschaft Mess- und Regelungstechnik (GMR = VDI/VDE Society for Instrumentation and Control Engineering) located at Duesseldorf. It will be associated with an exposition of firms working in the field of experimental mechanics and presenting among other things developments in the fields of measuring transmitters, data acquisition and processing.

  8. 6. GESA symposium on experimental stress analysis, May 6 and 7, 1982 Stuttgart

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    1982-01-01

    Under the scientific chairmanship of Dr. H. Wolf, KWU Muehlheim/Ruhr the 6th Symposium of the Gemeinschaft Experimentelle Spannungsanalyse (GESA = Experimental Stress Analysis Association) takes place in the Schwabenlandhalle at Fellbach near Stuttgart. The meeting will be organized by VDI/VDE-Gesellschaft Mess- und Regelungstechnik (GMR = VDI/VDE Society for Instrumentation and Control Engineering) located at Duesseldorf. It will be associated with an exposition of firms working in the field of experimental mechanics and presenting among other things developments in the fields of measuring transmitters, data acquisition and processing. (orig./RW) [de

  9. High-resolution magneto stratigraphic of the Eocene-Oligocene boundary in the Umbria-Marche sequence; Stratigrafia magnetica ad alta risoluzione del limite Eocene-Oligocene nella successione Umbro-Marchigiana

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    Lanci, L.; Lowrie, W.; Montanari, A.

    1998-12-31

    High-resolution magneto stratigraphy across the Eocene-Olicene boundary has been employed in a detailed investigation of the nature of low-amplitude, short-wavelength oceanic magnetic anomalies. [Italiano] La stratigrafia magnetica ad alta risoluzione del limite Eocene-Oligocene ed il magnetismo delle rocce sono stati studiati in dettaglio per verificare la presenza di eventuali inversioni di polarita` brevi (short chrons) e variazioni delle intensita` del campo geomagnetico che possano essere messe in relazione con le anomalie oceaniche a bassa ampiezza e corto periodo.

  10. Standardization of the bakery goods

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    Elżbieta Goryńska-Goldmann

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The article presents selected aspects of the standardization, highly valued factor that stimulates the economic development of the country. The attention was paid to the purpose of the standardization, basic normative documents and standardizing activity. Different proposals for the classification of bread applied in practice or appearing in scientific studies were presented. It was emphasised that currently legal mess exists in Poland, in terms of use of the bread classification. The necessity of legal regulations of this issue by standard regulations was pointed out.

  11. Layered Double Hydroxides with Intercalated Porphyrins as Photofunctional Materials: Subtle Structural Changes Modify Singlet Oxygen Production

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    Lang, Kamil; Bezdička, Petr; Bourdelande, J.L.; Hernando, J.; Jirka, Ivan; Káfuňková, Eva; Kubát, Pavel; Mosinger, Jiří; Wagnerová, Dana Marie

    2007-01-01

    Roč. 19, č. 15 (2007), s. 3822-3829 ISSN 0897-4756 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GA203/06/1244; GA ČR GA203/07/1424; GA AV ČR KAN100500651 Grant - others:MESS(ES) CTQ2006-01040 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z40320502; CEZ:AV0Z40400503 Keywords : singlet oxygen Subject RIV: CA - Inorganic Chemistry Impact factor: 4.883, year: 2007

  12. Hazardous Waste Surveys of Two Army Installations and an Army Hospital.

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    1980-08-01

    232 Nickel-63 Uranium-238 Plutonium-239 Polonium - 210 6 Army Medical Treatment Facilities: General Administration Army Regulation (AR) 40-2, 42A peren...Adhesive BN R 0x AU DOI545AO GI. 312 F 44 0,3 27)d17 N6341( 2 14,5 0 6 Adhesive 81 A XY AO D041419A0 PI 210 82140 O0 5824596 RO.34 140376139 Adhesi E ON...conform to clean air pollutant standards. 46 4 Noninfectious Solid Waste. Most wastes in this category are: (1) food waste from the military mess and

  13. Chernobyl - facts and conclusions

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    1986-07-01

    The article summarizes and comments on the activities started in the FRG after the Chernobyl MCA, and tries to assess whether the legal provisions currently applicable, or emergency plans available, are apt to efficiently cope with such an emergency situation. The author discusses the Soviet Union's initial efforts towards minimizing the disastrous significance of events, the lack of preparedness of German authorities and provisions, the non-availability of persons responsible during weekends and night hours, the confounding mess of measured data and units published by the information media and authorities, and the lack of a suitable information scheme and infrastructure supported both by the Land governments and the Federal Government. (HSCH).

  14. The Modern Major General: Patterns in the Careers of the British Army Major Generals on Active Duty at the Time of the Sarajevo Assassinations

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    1980-05-11

    virgin just united to a bronzed warriour, and that it was not expected by the public that any result of the union should appear until at least nine...The boy who has spent much of his holiday with his father’s gamekeeper and ridden his pony with hounds, is more likely to make a common sense leader...Officers dubbed their colleagues who studied with enthusiasm as "mugs." Mugs typically "drank water at mess, went to bed early and swotted at algebra

  15. The Concepts of Nudge and Nudging in Behavioural Public Policy

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    Hansen, Pelle Guldborg

    2017-01-01

    In 2008 Thaler and Sunstein coined the concept of ‘nudge’ in their book carrying the same name. Since then the concept of nudge, as well as the derivate concept of ‘nudging’, have been main drivers in the emergence of the paradigm of Behavioural Public Policy. From the outset, however, confusion......, a revised definition of nudge that cleans up conceptual mess and locates nudging amongst three strings of behavioural public policy: push, clear and nudge. Finally, ‘nudging’ is defined as the systematic and evidence-based development and implementation of nudges in creating behaviour change and some...... concerns about nudging in public policy are addressed....

  16. Y en el principio era Tlön: transmedia de origen literario en las narrativas hispánicas

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    2014-01-01

    [ES] Una misma galaxia creativa aproxima y combina mensajes y contenidos desde todos los ámbitos y disciplinas. La narrativa transmedia se suma a este universo procedimental y presenta estrategias vinculadas a las estructuras cerebrales y tecnológicas. El presente texto profundizará en su esencia desterritorializada a partir del análisis de las obras Alba Cromm, de Vicente Luis Mora, y La muerte me da, de Cristina Rivera Garza. [EN] A single creative galaxy approaches and combines both mess...

  17. Bologna e il Welfare locale, appunti per una storia

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    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Ancora oggi il welfare locale continua ad essere un tema chiave in una città tra le più sviluppate in Italia e con tradizioni politiche radicate. In questo articolo si pone l’attenzione sull’amministrazione di Bologna e sulla classe politica che l’ha governata in maniera quasi ininterrotta dal dopoguerra. Si analizzeranno in maniera sintetica le politiche messe in atto e il dibattito interno ai partiti di sinistra sulla necessità di mantenere, rinforzare o limitare le politiche del welfare cittadino.

  18. Sustainable remediation: electrochemically assisted microbial dechlorination of tetrachloroethene-contaminated groundwater.

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    Patil, Sayali S; Adetutu, Eric M; Rochow, Jacqueline; Mitchell, James G; Ball, Andrew S

    2014-01-01

    Microbial electric systems (MESs) hold significant promise for the sustainable remediation of chlorinated solvents such as tetrachlorethene (perchloroethylene, PCE). Although the bio-electrochemical potential of some specific bacterial species such as Dehalcoccoides and Geobacteraceae have been exploited, this ability in other undefined microorganisms has not been extensively assessed. Hence, the focus of this study was to investigate indigenous and potentially bio-electrochemically active microorganisms in PCE-contaminated groundwater. Lab-scale MESs were fed with acetate and carbon electrode/PCE as electron donors and acceptors, respectively, under biostimulation (BS) and BS-bioaugmentation (BS-BA) regimes. Molecular analysis of the indigenous groundwater community identified mainly Spirochaetes, Firmicutes, Bacteroidetes, and γ and δ-Proteobacteria. Environmental scanning electron photomicrographs of the anode surfaces showed extensive indigenous microbial colonization under both regimes. This colonization and BS resulted in 100% dechlorination in both treatments with complete dechlorination occurring 4 weeks earlier in BS-BA samples and up to 11.5 μA of current being generated. The indigenous non-Dehalococcoides community was found to contribute significantly to electron transfer with ∼61% of the current generated due to their activities. This study therefore shows the potential of the indigenous non-Dehalococcoides bacterial community in bio-electrochemically reducing PCE that could prove to be a cost-effective and sustainable bioremediation practice. © 2013 The Authors. Microbial Biotechnology published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd and Society for Applied Microbiology.

  19. Neutron spin echo spectroscopy. Its application to the study of the dynamics of polymers in solution

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    Papoular, Robert

    1992-06-01

    This work focuses on Neutron Spin Echo (NSE) spectroscopy and on the NSE spectrometer MESS, which we have built at the L.L.B. (CE Saclay). After analyzing in detail the classical and quantum principles of this type of instrument, and illustrated them with optical analogies, we expound a simple formalism for the interpretation of polarized neutron experiments of the most general type. In a second part, we describe the MESS spectrometer extensively; its characteristics and performances as well as the first results obtained with this instrument. In particular, we include two papers showing how the neutron depolarization, spin rotation and echoes can be used to investigate high-Tc superconductors. The last part deals with the dynamics of Polymer-Polymer-Solvent ternary solutions and demonstrates how the Neutron Spin Echo technique becomes a privileged tool for such physico-chemical studies thanks to the joint use of NSE and contrast variation methods, coupled with the adequate ranges of time and scattering vectors accessible. Finally, we describe the specific case of partially deuterated polydimethyl-siloxane (PDMS) in semi-dilute solution in Toluene. We have experimentally and separately evidenced the cooperative and inter-diffusive diffusion modes predicted by the theory of Akcasu, Benoit, Benmouna et al. These results, obtained at the L.L.B. (CE Saclay) are the subject matter of the last paper included in this work. (author) [fr

  20. Taking CERN and ESA technology to the World’s largest industry fair

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    2014-01-01

    Signed just two weeks ago, the new CERN-ESA agreement is already bearing fruit. This week, our two organisations went to the World’s leading industrial fair, the Hannover Messe, with a joint stand showcasing technologies derived from particle physics and space research.   The notion that space brought us Teflon is something of a cliché, and of dubious veracity, while the World Wide Web is the technology most closely, and in this case correctly, identified with CERN. But technology transfer from ESA and CERN goes well beyond clichés: much of the technology we take for granted today can be traced back to basic research in the highly demanding research fields our organizations deal in. This is a message that both CERN and ESA strive to communicate, and the Hannover Messe gave us that opportunity. But going to Hannover was about more than showcasing past success: it was first and foremost about laying the groundwork for future success. Much of the technology deve...

  1. Analysis of the characteristics of patients with open tibial fractures of Gustilo and Anderson type III

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    Frederico Carlos Jaña Neto

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To analyze the characteristics of patients with Gustilo-Anderson Type III open tibial fractures treated at a tertiary care hospital in São Paulo between January 2013 and August 2014. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional retrospective study. The following data were gathered from the electronic medical records: age; gender; diagnosis; trauma mechanism; comorbidities; associated fractures; Gustilo and Anderson, Tscherne and AO classifications; treatment (initial and definitive; presence of compartment syndrome; primary and secondary amputations; MESS (Mangled Extremity Severity Score index; mortality rate; and infection rate. RESULTS: 116 patients were included: 81% with fracture type IIIA, 12% IIIB and 7% IIIC; 85% males; mean age 32.3 years; and 57% victims of motorcycle accidents. Tibial shaft fractures were significantly more prevalent (67%. Eight patients were subjected to amputation: one primary case and seven secondary cases. Types IIIC (75% and IIIB (25% predominated among the patients subjected to secondary amputation. The MESS index was greater than 7 in 88% of the amputees and in 5% of the limb salvage group. CONCLUSION: The profile of patients with open tibial fracture of Gustilo and Anderson Type III mainly involved young male individuals who were victims of motorcycle accidents. The tibial shaft was the segment most affected. Only 7% of the patients underwent amputation. Given the current controversy in the literature about amputation or salvage of severely injured lower limbs, it becomes necessary to carry out prospective studies to support clinical decisions.

  2. The Australian Managed Entry Scheme: Are We Getting it Right?

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    Tuffaha, Haitham W; Scuffham, Paul A

    2018-05-01

    In 2010, the Australian Government introduced the managed entry scheme (MES) to improve patient access to subsidised drugs on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and enhance the quality of evidence provided to decision makers. The aim of this paper was to critically review the Australian MES experience. We performed a comprehensive review of publicly available Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee online documents from January 2010 to July 2017. Relevant information on each MES agreement was systematically extracted, including its rationale, the conditions that guided its implementation and its policy outcomes. We identified 11 drugs where an MES was considered. Most of the identified drugs (75%) were antineoplastic agents and the main uncertainty was the overall survival benefit. More than half of the MES proposals were made by sponsors and most of the schemes were considered after previous rejected/deferred submissions for reimbursement. An MES was not established in 8 of 11 drugs (73%) despite the high evidence uncertainty. Nevertheless, six of these eight drugs were listed after the sponsors reduced their prices. Three MESs were established and implemented by Deeds of Agreement. The three cases were concluded and the required data were submitted within the agreed time frames. The need for feasibility and value of an MES should be carefully considered by stakeholders before embarking on such an agreement. It is essential to engage major stakeholders, including patient representatives, in this process. The conditions governing MESs should be clear, transparent and balanced to address the expectations of various stakeholders.

  3. Neutron spin echo spectroscopy. Its application to the study of the dynamics of polymers in solution; La spectrometrie par echos de spins de neutrons. Application a l'etude de la dynamique des polymeres en solution

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    Papoular, Robert

    1992-06-15

    This work focuses on Neutron Spin Echo (NSE) spectroscopy and on the NSE spectrometer MESS, which we have built at the L.L.B. (CE Saclay). After analyzing in detail the classical and quantum principles of this type of instrument, and illustrated them with optical analogies, we expound a simple formalism for the interpretation of polarized neutron experiments of the most general type. In a second part, we describe the MESS spectrometer extensively; its characteristics and performances as well as the first results obtained with this instrument. In particular, we include two papers showing how the neutron depolarization, spin rotation and echoes can be used to investigate high-Tc superconductors. The last part deals with the dynamics of Polymer-Polymer-Solvent ternary solutions and demonstrates how the Neutron Spin Echo technique becomes a privileged tool for such physico-chemical studies thanks to the joint use of NSE and contrast variation methods, coupled with the adequate ranges of time and scattering vectors accessible. Finally, we describe the specific case of partially deuterated polydimethyl-siloxane (PDMS) in semi-dilute solution in Toluene. We have experimentally and separately evidenced the cooperative and inter-diffusive diffusion modes predicted by the theory of Akcasu, Benoit, Benmouna et al. These results, obtained at the L.L.B. (CE Saclay) are the subject matter of the last paper included in this work. (author) [French] Ce memoire est centre sur la spectroscopie par echos de spins de neutrons, et plus particulierement, sur le spectrometre a echos de spins MESS que nous avons construit au L.L.B (CE/Saclay). Apres avoir detaille les principes classique et quantique de ce type d'instrument et les avoir illustres par des analogies optiques, nous detaillons un formalisme simple permettant d'interpreter les experiences utilisant les neutrons polarises dans le cas le plus general. Une seconde partie decrit de maniere approfondie le spectrometre MESS de Saclay

  4. Measuring methods in power metering 2013; Elektrizitaetsmesstechnik 2013

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    Kahmann, Martin; Zayer, Peter (eds.)

    2012-07-01

    The book addresses technical and economic issues of power metering, data communication and data processing. Smart metering is the key issue discussed in all 14 contributions: 1. The perspective of Smart Metering in Europe through 2020; 2. Introduction of Smart Metering in Austria; 3. Metering after the amended EnWG 2011; 4. The FNN project ''MessSystem 2020''; 5. Technological requirements of Smart Grid and Smart Market; 6. DIN Spec 33440 ''Ergonomic Aspects of Smart Grids and Electromobility''; 7. Load management as a key element of energy transition; 8. Added value in Smart Metering as a result of Smart Home applications, 9. The main cost factors of the new metering systems; 10. BSI protection profile: Smart Meter Gateway certification; 11. The influence of new boundary conditions in metering on intercompany processes; 12. Reliable time allotment via internet; 13. Recommendations of the EEG Clearing Authority on metering problems; 14. Outline quality management manual for state-authorized test services for electric power, gas, water, and heat. [German] Dieses Buch richtet seinen Blick sowohl auf technische wie auch auf energiewirtschaftliche Themen rund um das Thema Mess- und Zaehltechnik sowie die inzwischen immer bedeutsamer werdende zugehoerige Datenkommunikations- und Datenverarbeitungstechnik. Eine zunehmende Betrachtung des Smart Metering als einen Teilaspekt des grossen Themas Smart Grid bildet die gemeinsame Klammer um die Beitraege. Die Themen der 14 Beitraege sind: 1. Perspektive Smart Metering in Europa bis 2020; 2. Smart-Meter-Einfuehrung in Oesterreich; 3. Das Messwesen nach der EnWG-Novelle 2011; 4. Das FNN-Projekt ''MessSystem 2020''; 5. Anforderungen durch Smart Grid und Smart Market an die intelligente Messtechnik; 6. DIN Spec 33440 ''Ergonomie-Aspekte zu Smart Grid und Elektromobilitaet''; 7. Lastverschiebung als Baustein der Energiewende; 8. Mehrwerte beim Smart

  5. Vicarious revenge and the death of Osama bin Laden.

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    Gollwitzer, Mario; Skitka, Linda J; Wisneski, Daniel; Sjöström, Arne; Liberman, Peter; Nazir, Syed Javed; Bushman, Brad J

    2014-05-01

    Three hypotheses were derived from research on vicarious revenge and tested in the context of the assassination of Osama bin Laden in 2011. In line with the notion that revenge aims at delivering a message (the "message hypothesis"), Study 1 shows that Americans' vengeful desires in the aftermath of 9/11 predicted a sense of justice achieved after bin Laden's death, and that this effect was mediated by perceptions that his assassination sent a message to the perpetrators to not "mess" with the United States. In line with the "blood lust hypothesis," his assassination also sparked a desire to take further revenge and to continue the "war on terror." Finally, in line with the "intent hypothesis," Study 2 shows that Americans (but not Pakistanis or Germans) considered the fact that bin Laden was killed intentionally more satisfactory than the possibility of bin Laden being killed accidentally (e.g., in an airplane crash).

  6. The pillars of creation giant molecular clouds, star formation, and cosmic recycling

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    Beech, Martin

    2017-01-01

    This book explores the mechanics of star formation, the process by which matter pulls together and creates new structures. Written for science enthusiasts, the author presents an accessible explanation of how stars are born from the interstellar medium and giant molecular clouds. Stars produce the chemicals that lead to life, and it is they that have enabled the conditions for planets to form and life to emerge. Although the Big Bang provided the spark of initiation, the primordial universe that it sired was born hopelessly sterile. It is only through the continued recycling of the interstellar medium, star formation, and stellar evolution that the universe has been animated beyond a chaotic mess of elementary atomic particles, radiation, dark matter, dark energy, and expanding spacetime. Using the Milky Way and the Eagle Nebula in particular as case studies, Beech follows every step of this amazing process. .

  7. Current account imbalances in the monetary union and the great recession: Causes and policies

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    Uxó Jorge

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Current account imbalances within the eurozone are at the roots of its economic crisis. We argue that, though relevant, emphasis should shift from competitiveness to differential rates of growth of domestic demand as its chief explanatory factor. Euro core countries have experienced a shortage of domestic demand, with wage restraint playing a key role. This has led them to experience a current account surplus, which could not be understood independently of a buoyant domestic demand in the peripheral countries, funded with private debt. As a byproduct of that strong demand, the periphery suffered from wage inflation and a loss of competitiveness. This dual growth pattern is unsustainable as indebtedness cannot go on without any limit. Neither wage cuts nor fiscal austerity in the periphery will help to solve this mess: although trade balance would be restored, it would lead to a negative shock in aggregate demand, threatening their ability to settle debts at due dates.

  8. « With what face can you look up, thou shame of heaven and man?». The monologue to one’s penis from the Satyricon to Fellini Satyricon

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    Emanuele Canzaniello

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Questo lavoro muove dal puntuale riferimento al frammento 132, 8-16 del Satyricon antico, porzione di testo che mette in scena un disinvolto e superbo monologo al proprio membro, presa in giro di ogni impasse sessuale, calco parodico dell’Odissea. Se ne precisa la peculiare posizione all’interno della scala delle temperatura della parodia. Il focus del saggio è poi rivolto alla riscrittura e alla rilettura messa in opera filmica nel Fellini Satyricon (1969. Vengono prese in esame le varianti e le tecniche messe a punto per tradurre quello stesso grado di parodia, se ne indagano le continuità e le perdite calcolabili nella mutazione e nel mutamento del mezzo espressivo.

  9. 12th ACIS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Science and Information Science

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    2013-01-01

    This edited book presents scientific results of the 12th IEEE/ACIS International Conference on Computer and Information Science (ICIS 2013) which was held on June 16-20, 2013 in Toki Messe, Niigata, Japan. The aim of this conference was to bring together scientists, engineers, computer users, and students to share their experiences and exchange new ideas, research results about all aspects (theory, applications and tools) of computer and information science, and to discuss the practical challenges encountered along the way and the solutions adopted to solve them The conference organizers selected the best 20 papers from those papers accepted for presentation at the conference. The papers were chosen based on review scores submitted by members of the program committee, and underwent further rigorous rounds of review.    

  10. Surfactant assisted synthesis of lamellar nanostructured LiFePO4 at 388 K

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    Liu Chao; Ma Dongxia; Ji Xiujie; Zhao Shanshan; Li Song

    2011-01-01

    Lamellar nanostructured lithium iron phosphate (Lα-LFP) was synthesized using anion surfactant sodium dodecyl sulphonate (SDS) as supermolecular template in water-ethanol media at 388 K under self-generated pressure. FeSO 4 , (NH 4 ) 2 HPO 4 and LiOH were used as Fe, P and Li sources, respectively. The inorganic phase was analyzed by X-ray diffraction (XRD). The morphology and the lamellar nanostructure were observed by field emitting scanning electron microscopy (FESEM). The results showed that the synthesized Lα-LFP presents not only the ordered lamellar microstructure accumulated by 20-40-nm thick LFP layers, but also the consequent self-assembled blocky particles of 0.5-1 μm. In contrast, template free LFP (TF-LFP) show a flake-shaped and mess-orientated microstructure. As a soft template, SDS played the roles of inducing the lamellar nanostructure, purifying the inorganic phase and decreasing the synthesis temperature.

  11. ITB Berlin: The world's leading tourism fair

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    Đeri Lukrecija

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available MICE is a significant segment of tourism industry. It is of great interest for exhibitors and visitors, as well as for host cities and organizers. ITB Berlin represents the world's leading travel trade show. This paper analyses the key trends of this event in the last five year period (from 2004 until 2008. Analyzed data was annually gathered by Gelzus Messe-Marktforschung GmbH. This research focused on exhibitors', trade visitors and private visitors' origin, age distribution of private visitors, exhibiting companies, exhibiting branches, interest for travel according to type and overall impression and outlook that was gathered through surveys at ITB Berlin. Data was collected in the period 2004-2008 and placed together to make a five year overview. The goal is to present a development of above mentioned values and to discover potential patterns and predict future trends for this tourism fair. .

  12. Cooperative project for energy-oriented modernisation of industrial buildings - coordination results; Projektverbund zur energiegerechten Sanierung industriell errichteter Gebaeude - Ergebnisse der Koordination

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    Kerschberger, A. [Assmann Beraten und Planen GmbH, Stuttgart (Germany)

    1997-12-31

    The cooperative project concept of the federal ministry of science and technology is discussed. Coordination activities as well as pilot projects and comparative projects are described. Results obtained so far are reported in detail; heat energy conservation potentials as substantiated by means of measurements are shown in tabulated form. Further indicated in tabulated form are the redevelopment costs per residential unit, the payback period of the entire project, and a comparison of reduced heating costs with increased basic rent for apportioning the costs of modernization. (MSK) [Deutsch] Die Konzeption des Projektverbundes des BMBF wird naeher erlaeutert. Die Aktivitaeten der Koordination und die Versuchs-und Vergleichsbauvorhaben werden beschrieben. Die bisherigen Ergebnisse werden detailliert geschildert und die mess

  13. Organizational crisis management: the human factor.

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    Lewis, Gerald

    2005-01-01

    While many professionals are quite competent when dealing with operational aspects of organizational continuity, often the "human factor" does not receive adequate attention. This article provides a brief overview of a soon to be published book by the same title. It provides a comprehensive understanding of the ubiquitous yet complex reactions of the workforce to a wide array of organizational disruptions. It goes beyond the short term intervention of debriefings to describe the more extensive pre and post incident strategies required to mitigate the impact of crises on the workforce. It is important to remember: "An organization can get its phone lines back up and have its computers backed up...but its workers may still be messed up."

  14. Comprehension of digital media

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    Kim, Ju Hwan

    2008-11-01

    This book is divided four parts. The first part describes media and mark on sign and media, what is the sign?, interpretation of sign and semiotics. The second part is for production sign theory and origin of digital revolution such as the problem of origin of digital revolution, homogeneity of producing goods and sign : triple triangle model for production sign theory, triple triangle model for producing goods, triple triangle model of producing sign and triple triangle model of art works. The third parts deals with development of the media and meaning of digital revolution with four changes : invention of letter, appearance of printed media and establishment modernity, appearance electronic media and mess media and appearance of digital media. The last part mentions ontology of world wide web.

  15. The effects of waste-gas recirculation on the formation and reduction of NO{sub x} in gas flames; Einfluss der Abgasrezirkulation auf Bildung und Reduzierung von NO{sub x} in Gasflammen

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    Al-Halbouni, A. [Magdeburg Univ. (Germany); Sontag, R. [Magdeburg Univ. (Germany); Giese, R. [Magdeburg Univ. (Germany)

    1996-10-01

    The mechanisms responsible for the production and reduction of environmentally and medically harmful oxides of nitrogen and carbon (NO and CO) can predominantly be influenced by means of primary provisions at the burner muzzle. This article therefore examines on the basis of measured and calculated data the extent to which forced waste-gas recirculation modifies the field variables prevailing in the combustion chamber in general, and NO{sub x} concentration in particular. It is demonstrated that the flow of recirculating gas plays a decisive role. (orig.) [Deutsch] Entstehungs- und Reduzierungsmechanismen der fuer Mensch und Umwelt schaedlichen Stickstoff- und Kohlenstoffmonoxide (NO und CO) lassen sich in erster Linie durch primaere Massnahmen am Brennerkopf beeinflussen. In diesem Sinne wird im vorliegenden Beitrag anhand von Mess- und Rechendaten untersucht, inwieweit die zwangserzeugte Abgasrezirkulation die im Feuerraum herrschenden Feldgroessen, insbesondere aber die NO{sub x}-Konzentration veraendert. Es wird gezeigt, dass dabei die rezirkulierende Abgasmenge eine entscheidende Rolle spielt. (orig.)

  16. Physical fundaments of supersonic molecular beams; Fondamenti fisici dei fasci molecolari supersonici. Parte 7: Il getto libero supersonico

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    Tomassetti, G. [L' Aquila Univ., L' Aquila (Italy). Dipt. di Fisica; Sanna, G.

    1999-07-01

    The structure of the free jet emitted by a converging nozzle as obtained by the method of characteristics by Ashkenas and Sherman is described in details. In particular the dependence of the field variable by the distance from the nozzle is given. The transition from continuum to molecular free regime is then considered and the sudden freeze approximation is introduced. The processing of monoatomic and polyatomic gasses is also considered. [Italian] Le caratteristiche del campo di flusso in regime continuo di un getto libero supersonico ottenute col metodo delle caratteristiche da Askenas e Sherman sono messe in evidenza. In particolare le relazioni analitiche per i parametri di flusso in funzione della distanza dal nozzle sono riportate. Viene poi considerata la transazione al regime molecolare ed e' introdotta la sudden freeze approximation. Vengono anche considerate le situazioni di non equilibrio tra gradi di liberta' interni ed esterni.

  17. Supersonic free jet, molecular free regime; Fondamenti fisici dei fasci molecolari supersonici. Parte 7. Il getto libero supersonico

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    Sanna, G. [ENEA, Centro Ricerche Frascati, Rome (Italy). Dipt. Innovazione; Tomassetti, G. [L' Aquila Univ., L' Aquila (Italy). Dipt. di Fisica

    1999-07-01

    The structure of the free jet emitted by a converging nozzle as obtained by the method of characteristics by Ashkenas e Sherman is described in details. In particular the dependence of the field variable by the distance from the nozzle is given. The transition from continuum to molecular free regime is then considered and the sudden freeze approximation is introduced. The processing of monoatomic and polyatomic gasses is also considered. [Italian] Le caratteristiche del campo di flusso in regime continuo di un getto libero supersonico ottenute col metodo delle caratteristiche da Ashekanas e Sherman sono messe in evidenza. In paricolare le relazioni analitiche per i parametri di flusso in funzione della distanza dal nozzle sono riportate. Viene poi considerata la transizione al regime molecolare ed e' introdotta la sudden freeze approximation. Vengono anche considerate le situazioni di non equilibrio tra gradi di liberta' interni ed esterni.

  18. Self-protection of unsealed anodised aluminium exposed to atmosphere

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    Escudero, E.; Bartolome, M. J.; Lopez, V.; Simancas, J.; Gonalez, J. A.; Morcillo, M.; Otero, E.

    2005-01-01

    To confirm or refute the widely held idea that the sealing operation is vital to guarantee the good resistance of anodised aluminium to atmospheric corrosion, unsealed, anodised specimens with three different film thick messes were exposed in 9 atmospheres in Ibero america with salinity values of between 3.9 and 684 mg m''2 day ''-1 of chlorides. Using a wide variety of techniques, from scanning and transmission electron microscopy to direct measurements by gravimetry, and including indirect measurements by electrochemical techniques as well as standard sealing quality control tests, the self-sealing capacity of unsealed anodic coating during atmospheric exposure is demonstrated. Surprisingly, unlike other types of protective coatings, the quality of anodic films improves with ageing. (Author) 15 refs

  19. Self-protection of unsealed anodised aluminium exposed to atmosphere; Autoprotection del aluminio anodizado sin sellar expuesto a la atmosfera

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    Escudero, E.; Bartolome, M. J.; Lopez, V.; Simancas, J.; Gonalez, J. A.; Morcillo, M.; Otero, E.

    2005-07-01

    To confirm or refute the widely held idea that the sealing operation is vital to guarantee the good resistance of anodised aluminium to atmospheric corrosion, unsealed, anodised specimens with three different film thick messes were exposed in 9 atmospheres in Ibero america with salinity values of between 3.9 and 684 mg m''2 day ''-1 of chlorides. Using a wide variety of techniques, from scanning and transmission electron microscopy to direct measurements by gravimetry, and including indirect measurements by electrochemical techniques as well as standard sealing quality control tests, the self-sealing capacity of unsealed anodic coating during atmospheric exposure is demonstrated. Surprisingly, unlike other types of protective coatings, the quality of anodic films improves with ageing. (Author) 15 refs.

  20. Analogie, trasposizioni, montaggi. La costruzione di un'identità / Analogies, Transpositions, Assemblies. The Construction of an Identity

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    Viola Bertini

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Che Hassan Fathy lavori sulla tradizione è cosa nota. Ciò che lo scritto indaga è il metodo, provando a chiarire in quale modo l’architetto egiziano operi su un sistema di elementi e relazioni già codificate. Sono quindi messe in luce le principali tecniche compositive attraverso cui Fathy costruisce il proprio linguaggio, ponendosi in continuità con la storia e, al tempo stesso, dando vita ad architetture nuove, ma capaci di esprimere un forte carattere identitario. / Fathy’s work on tradition is well known. What the paper wants to explore is the method, aiming at clarifying how the Egyptian architect operates on a set of elements and relations which are already codified. Therefore, we discuss here the main compositional techniques used by Fathy to build his language, being in continuity with history and, at the same time, creating a new architecture, that is able to express a strong identity character.

  1. Site Management and Use of Social Media by Tourism Businesses: The Case of Quebec

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    Roult Romain

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Information and communications technology (ICT has taken centre stage in recent decades in the world of tourism. Publicity and reservation strategies, in particular, are now developed through ICT. The rise of virtual, tourist communities has messed up ways to assess tourism products. This complete renewal of ways to interact with the customer requires tourism businesses to adapt to these new communication patterns. It is with regard to this issue that this study is based. A survey of 2 393 Quebec tourism enterprises made it was possible to identify websites and use patterns of these organizations and social media. The results show that most companies are aware of the importance of ICT for the development of their activities, but some financial, human, geographical and training aspects slow down the process.

  2. From observation to action: Ethnography of and in homelessness services

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    Valentina Porcellana

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available L’articolo intende analizzare le politiche messe in atto nella (e dalla città di Torino nell’ambito della grave emarginazione adulta, le trasformazioni che hanno coinvolto i servizi di accoglienza dagli anni Ottanta a oggi e le conseguenti ricadute su operatori e utenti. Intende inoltre presentare gli esiti di una lunga esperienza di campo che, a partire dal 2009, ha portato antropologi e designer a entrare nel sistema dei servizi per comprenderlo e per proporre delle modifiche dall’interno. Una “partecipazione osservante” dei sistemi che consente di svelare il loro funzionamento e i loro significati e, contemporaneamente, di presidiare i servizi pubblici attraverso gli strumenti critici dell’antropologia politica e delle politiche del welfare.

  3. Fukushima Nuclear Accident: Sticking to the facts, not to the political correctness

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    Ohska, Tokio

    2014-05-01

    The Fukushima Nuclear Reactor disaster of 2011 is still a continuing disaster three years later, although some experts have proclaimed the 4 reactors being already under control. It is surely an incredibly difficult task to properly terminate nuclear accidents. However, I should point out that the process of termination plan has been marred by too much of politics and business messing up a scientific approach to do it in a rational way. This blame must to go to both pro-nuclear and anti-nuclear power people. It makes me feel sad to see people not respecting science in executing such a difficult task. I shall list up where things went wrong with the hope that this kind of action, as I do here, would trigger people to get back to science to straighten out the execution process. I will show a few examples of published papers presenting the opinion that it is inappropriate what the Japanese government considers to be safe.

  4. Process control by microprocessors

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    Arndt, W [ed.

    1978-12-01

    Papers from the workshop Process Control by Microprocessors being organized by the Karlsruhe Nuclear Research Center, Project PDV, together with the VDI/VDE-Gesellschaft fuer Mess- und Regelungstechnik are presented. The workshop was held on December 13 and 14, 1978 at the facilities of the Nuclear Research Center. The papers are arranged according to the topics of the workshop; one chapter deals with today's state of the art of microprocessor hardware and software technology; 5 chapters are dedicated to applications. The report also contains papers which will not be presented at the workshop. Both the workshop and the report are expected to improve and distribute the know-how about this modern technology.

  5. The Schwarzschild metric: It's the coordinates, stupid!

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    Fromholz, Pierre; Poisson, Eric; Will, Clifford M.

    2014-04-01

    Every general relativity textbook emphasizes that coordinates have no physical meaning. Nevertheless, a coordinate choice must be made in order to carry out real calculations, and that choice can make the difference between a calculation that is simple and one that is a mess. We give a concrete illustration of the maxim that "coordinates matter" using the exact Schwarzschild solution for a vacuum, static spherical spacetime. We review the standard textbook derivation, Schwarzschild's original 1916 derivation, and a derivation using the Landau-Lifshitz formulation of the Einstein field equations. The last derivation is much more complicated, has one aspect for which we have been unable to find a solution, and gives an explicit illustration of the fact that the Schwarzschild geometry can be described in infinitely many coordinate systems.

  6. Synthesis of xanthate functionalized silica gel and its application for the preconcentration and separation of uranium(VI) from inorganic components

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    Gopi Krishna, P.; Naidu, G.R.K.; Rao, K.S.

    2005-01-01

    A new chelating solid extractant prepared by the chemical immobilization of xanthate on silica gel was characterized by Fourier transform infra red spectrometry (FTIR), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and microanalysis and used for the preconcentration and separation of uranyl ion prior to its determination by Arsenazo-III. The effect of pH, weight of the solid extractant, volume of the aqueous phase and the interference of neutral electrolytes, cations and anions on the determination of uranium, have been studied in detail to optimize the conditions for trace determination of uranium(VI). The accuracy of the developed procedure was tested by analyzing marine sediment (MESS-3) and soil (IAEA-SOIL-7) reference materials. The results obtained on analysis of soil and sediment samples are comparable to standard ICP-MS values. (author)

  7. MODELS OF TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION: AN INTEGRATIVE APPROACH

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    Andrei OGREZEANU

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The interdisciplinary study of information technology adoption has developed rapidly over the last 30 years. Various theoretical models have been developed and applied such as: the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM, Innovation Diffusion Theory (IDT, Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB, etc. The result of these many years of research is thousands of contributions to the field, which, however, remain highly fragmented. This paper develops a theoretical model of technology adoption by integrating major theories in the field: primarily IDT, TAM, and TPB. To do so while avoiding mess, an approach that goes back to basics in independent variable type’s development is proposed; emphasizing: 1 the logic of classification, and 2 psychological mechanisms behind variable types. Once developed these types are then populated with variables originating in empirical research. Conclusions are developed on which types are underpopulated and present potential for future research. I end with a set of methodological recommendations for future application of the model.

  8. The role of art in urban gentrification and regeneration: aesthetic, social and economic developments

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    Luca Palermo

    2014-06-01

    Molte città in tutto il mondo si sono rivolte all’arte pubblica come strumento per trasformare un anonimo spazio in un luogo caratterizzato in maniera unica. Ho scelto di analizzare, come casi di studio, le politiche culturali legate all’arte pubblica messe in atto da alcune città del Regno Unito: l’iniziativa Coventry Phoenix della città di Coventry, Blue Carpert e altri progetti promossi dalla città di Newcastle upon Tyne, Up in the Air e Further Up in the Air fortemente volute dalla città di Liverpool. Tutte queste iniziative sono accomunate dal tentativo di migliorare l’ambiente urbano creando relazioni e collaborazioni con le comunità che di esso quotidianamente usufruiscono e che in esso vivono.

  9. Comprehension of digital media

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    Kim, Ju Hwan

    2008-11-15

    This book is divided four parts. The first part describes media and mark on sign and media, what is the sign?, interpretation of sign and semiotics. The second part is for production sign theory and origin of digital revolution such as the problem of origin of digital revolution, homogeneity of producing goods and sign : triple triangle model for production sign theory, triple triangle model for producing goods, triple triangle model of producing sign and triple triangle model of art works. The third parts deals with development of the media and meaning of digital revolution with four changes : invention of letter, appearance of printed media and establishment modernity, appearance electronic media and mess media and appearance of digital media. The last part mentions ontology of world wide web.

  10. An Ontology of Quality Initiatives and a Model for Decentralized, Collaborative Quality Management on the (Semantic) World Wide Web

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    2001-01-01

    This editorial provides a model of how quality initiatives concerned with health information on the World Wide Web may in the future interact with each other. This vision fits into the evolving "Semantic Web" architecture - ie, the prospective that the World Wide Web may evolve from a mess of unstructured, human-readable information sources into a global knowledge base with an additional layer providing richer and more meaningful relationships between resources. One first prerequisite for forming such a "Semantic Web" or "web of trust" among the players active in quality management of health information is that these initiatives make statements about themselves and about each other in a machine-processable language. I present a concrete model on how this collaboration could look, and provide some recommendations on what the role of the World Health Organization (WHO) and other policy makers in this framework could be. PMID:11772549

  11. Meat and masculinity in the Norwegian Armed Forces.

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    Kildal, Charlotte Lilleby; Syse, Karen Lykke

    2017-05-01

    In 2013, the Norwegian Armed Forces decided to introduce a meat reduction scheme in its military mess halls, for both health reasons and environmental concerns. This article explores Norwegian soldiers' reactions to the introduction of Meat free Monday, and their attitudes towards reducing meat consumption. As of yet, Meat free Monday has not been implemented due to both structural and contextual challenges. We explore both the process and potential of the Norwegian military's Meat free Monday initiative to promote sustainable and climate friendly diets. We found significant barriers preventing the military from implementing Meat free Monday. The main reason behind the resistance to reduce meat consumption among Norwegian soldiers was meat's associations with protein, masculinity and comfort. Our results underline the importance of acknowledging the social and cultural role of food. The study is qualitative and uses focus group interviews as its main methodology. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  12. From competence in electronics to competence in mechatronics; Von der Elektronik- zur Mechatronikkompetenz

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    Buechling, J.

    1998-12-01

    AFT Atlas Fahrzeugtechnik GmbH (Werdohl), a subsidiary of LuK and Temic Telefunken Microelectronic, has set its sights on the tasks of the future. AFT supplies the world-wide automotive and component industry with measurement and application systems for engine/transmission control systems and vehicle testing. AFT has installed a new dynamic test rig for refining running gear and power train acoustics. The company is particularly active in the cutting-edge sector of mechatronics. (orig.) [Deutsch] Die AFT Atlas Fahrzeugtechnik GmbH (Werdohl), eine Tochtergesellschaft der LuK und der TEMIC TELEFUNKEN microelectronic GmbH, nimmt die Aufgaben der Zukunft ins Visier. AFT beliefert die Automobil- und Zulieferindustrie weltweit mit Mess- und Applikationssystemen fuer Motor-/Getriebesteuerungen und Fahrzeugversuche. Fuer die Auslegung von Fahrwerks- und Antriebsstrangakustik hat AFT einen neuen Rollenpruefstand in Betrieb genommen. Auf dem zukunftstraechtigen Sektor Mechatronik forciert AFT seine Aktivitaeten. (orig.)

  13. Interoperabilità dei dati territoriali: il GN si dota di un nuovo servizio per la trasformazione di coordinate per l’intero territorio italiano

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    Salvatore Costabile

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Il servizio di trasformazione di coordinate (CTS, Coordinate Transformation Service è uno dei servizi ditrasformazione geometrica previsti dall’implementazione della direttiva 2007/2/CE INSPIRE. Le applicazioniWEB e WCTS messe a disposizione dal Geoportale Nazionale consentono a tutti gli utenti di eseguiretrasformazioni di coordinate sull’intero territorio italiano impiegando i grigliati rilasciati dall’IstitutoGeografico Militare Italiano (IGM.Abstract The Coordinate Transformation Service (CTS is one of theservices provided by the implementation of the geometric transformation of the INSPIRE Directive 2007/2/EC. WEB applications and WCTS service are provided by the National Geoportal (Geoportale Nazionale allowing all users to perform coordinate transformations on the entire Italian territory using also detailed grid value released by IGM (Italian Military Geographical Institute.  

  14. Interoperabilità dei dati territoriali: il GN si dota di un nuovo servizio per la trasformazione di coordinate per l’intero territorio italiano

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    Salvatore Costabile

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Il servizio di trasformazione di coordinate (CTS, Coordinate Transformation Service è uno dei servizi ditrasformazione geometrica previsti dall’implementazione della direttiva 2007/2/CE INSPIRE. Le applicazioniWEB e WCTS messe a disposizione dal Geoportale Nazionale consentono a tutti gli utenti di eseguiretrasformazioni di coordinate sull’intero territorio italiano impiegando i grigliati rilasciati dall’IstitutoGeografico Militare Italiano (IGM. Abstract The Coordinate Transformation Service (CTS is one of theservices provided by the implementation of the geometric transformation of the INSPIRE Directive 2007/2/EC. WEB applications and WCTS service are provided by the National Geoportal (Geoportale Nazionale allowing all users to perform coordinate transformations on the entire Italian territory using also detailed grid value released by IGM (Italian Military Geographical Institute.

  15. Marjane Satrapi’s Poulet aux Prunes: fetish, desire, and illusions

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    Stefania Rimini

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Il saggio si propone di individuare e descrivere le sfumature erotiche e sentimentali del film Poulet aux prunes di Marjane Satrapi, felice adattamento dell’omonima graphic novel. Il racconto procede per scarti, ellissi, anticipazioni e flasback, dando luogo a una narrazione labirintica dalla singolare trama arabescante. Le sottili dinamiche seduttive messe in campo dal complesso stile di regia di Satrapi-Paronnaud vengono analizzate alla luce delle categorie feticistiche individuate da Massimo Fusillo, che offrono interessanti modelli di interazione fra desiderio e creatività. L’esito di tale indagine consente di ampliare il dibattito relativo al rapporto di scambio e interferenza fra oggetti, pulsioni e sguardi nel cinema contemporaneo.

  16. Applications of systems thinking and soft operations research in managing complexity from problem framing to problem solving

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    This book captures current trends and developments in the field of systems thinking and soft operations research which can be applied to solve today's problems of dynamic complexity and interdependency. Such ‘wicked problems’ and messes are seemingly intractable problems characterized as value-laden, ambiguous, and unstable, that resist being tamed by classical problem solving. Actions and interventions associated with this complex problem space can have highly unpredictable and unintended consequences. Examples of such complex problems include health care reform, global climate change, transnational serious and organized crime, terrorism, homeland security, human security, disaster management, and humanitarian aid. Moving towards the development of solutions to these complex problem spaces depends on the lens we use to examine them and how we frame the problem. It will be shown that systems thinking and soft operations research has had great success in contributing to the management of complexity. .

  17. The pre-calculation of the operating behaviour of axial sliding bearings at high circumferential speeds and high specific loads. Final report; Vorausberechnung des Betriebsverhaltens von Axialgleitlagern bei hohen Umfangsgeschwindigkeiten und hohen spezifischen Belastungen. Abschlussbericht

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    Glienicke, J.; Lindloff, K.; Medhioub, M.

    1997-12-31

    The reliable pre-calculation of the important axial bearing parameters is of decisive importance for the safe running of high speed rotors with high axial thrust. However, the computer programs available now contain simplified assumptions which can lead to considerable discrepancies between measured and calculated values at high speeds of sliding and high specific loads. By expanding the existing sliding bearing computer program, in which the exact segment geometry, the local lubricating film turbulence, the centrifugal forces and entry losses of the oil, the flow resistance, both incoming and outgoing, the thermal conduction in the tracking ring and the bearing, the thermal pocket mixing, the elastic and thermal segment deformation and the coupling of the lubrication films in double-acting axial bearings are now included, good agreement between measured and calculated results is obtained for all bearing shapes examined. (orig./AKF) [Deutsch] Fuer den betriebssicheren Lauf hochtouriger Rotoren mit hohem Axialschub ist die zuverlaessige Vorausberechnung der massgebenden Axiallager-Kennwerte von entscheidender Bedeutung. Die heute verfuegbaren Rechenprogramme enthalten jedoch vereinfachende Annahmen, die bei hohen Gleitgeschwindigkeiten und hohen spezifischen Belastungen zu wesentlichen Abweichungen zwischen Mess- und Rechenwerten fuehren koennen. Durch Erweiterung eines vorhandenen Gleitlager-Rechenprogramms, in dem nun die genaue Segmentgeometrie, die lokale Schmierfilmturbulenz, die Fliehkraefte und Eintrittsverluste des Oels, die Durchflusswiderstaende im Zu- und Abfluss, die Waermeleitung in Spurscheibe und Lager, die thermische Taschenmischung, die elastischen und thermischen Segmentverformungen und die Kopplung der Schmierfilme bei doppeltwirkenden Axiallagern erfasst werden, wird fuer alle untersuchten Lagerbauformen eine gute Uebereinstimmung von Mess- und Rechenwerten erreicht. (orig./AKF)

  18. Microembolic signal monitoring and the prediction of thromboembolic events following coil embolization of unruptured intracranial aneurysms: diffusion-weighted imaging correlation

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    Cho, Jae-Hoon; Park, Jaechan; Kang, Dong-Hun; Kim, Yong-Won; Kim, Yong-Sun

    2015-01-01

    Microembolic signal (MES) monitoring with transcranial Doppler ultrasonography (TCD) may allow for early prediction of thromboembolisms following endovascular coiling of unruptured intracranial aneurysms (UIAs). However, the method has not gained widespread use and may benefit from correlation with diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) of acute ischemic lesions after coiling. This purposed to evaluate the relationship between MESs and DWI-positive lesions more precisely. We conducted a prospective study on 45 consecutive patients. TCD was performed over the artery that is dependent on the site of aneurysm, but seven patients (15.6 %) could not be examined due to the lack of an adequate cranial window. Consequently, 38 patients were available to detect MESs immediately (MES-1) and 24 h (MES-2) after coiling for UIAs. We also checked DWI 1 day after the coiling and analyzed correlations between the TCD and DWI findings. MES-1 and MES-2 were positive in 25 (65.7 %) and 14 (36.8 %) patients, respectively. DWI-positive lesions were seen in 20 (52.6 %) patients, and only 1 (2.6 %) patient was symptomatic. MES-1 and MES-2 were strongly correlated with the number of DWI-positive lesions (Spearman's correlation coefficient = 0.79 and 0.70, P < 0.01 and P < 0.01, respectively). Additionally, there was a significant correlation between MES-1 and MES-2 (Spearman's correlation coefficient = 0.70). Based upon the significant correlation between MES and DWI findings, MES may have a role for early detection of ischemic complications after coiling of UIAs. In addition, future study for further validation with clinical application seems requiring. (orig.)

  19. Symbolism in Harold Pinter's The Caretaker,and Taha Salem's Madina That Al-Jather Al-Takibi A Comparative Study

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    Nadia Ali Akbar

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available The twentieth century represents a new shift in the understanding of the circumstances which effect the state of man. New moralities, new values and new estimations were created. Two World Wars brought not only hardships and damages, but also an enlargement in the scope and perception of artists. It is worth nothing that symbolism forms an indispensable part in the theatre of the Absurd. Harold Pinter was an English playwright, screenwriter, actor, director, political, activist, and poet. He was among the most influential British playwrights of modern times, and in 2005 he was awarded the Noble Prize for literature. Pinter's plays must be read many times in order to realize the extent of the symbolism that he uses. In The Caretaker 1959; it is a three act play, he uses the symbols to reflect that the modern world is in a state of absurdity and mess, and man as a part of his world becomes a real reflection of this absurdity and mess in all its kinds. Modern man loses his belief and certainty in such things as love, charity, and understanding as Pinter argues that every man encounters violence in some way or other. All this is clearly represented by the three characters in The Caretaker especially Davies. Taha Salem is another Iraqi playwright who was utilized or assimilated different event grade techniques to convey certain social aims. Madina Taht Al-Jather Al-Takibi. (A City Under A Cubic Root is a play with some awareness of the Absurd drama. This awareness is mainly materialized in the overuse of symbolism which is one of the basic aspects of the theatre of the Absurd.

  20. Mobilità Urbana Sostenibile: strategie attuali e nuove sfide per le città europee

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    Adriana Galderisi

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Nel decennio 2001-2010 numerosi passi sono stati compiuti dall’Unione Europea per orientare le città europee verso forme di mobilità sostenibile. Finalità comune alle numerose iniziative messe in campo dall’UE è stata quella di promuovere, soprattutto nelle aree urbane, un aumento della mobilità – indispensabile per lo sviluppo competitivo delle città e per garantire ai cittadini elevate opportunità di accesso alle dotazioni urbane – e una contemporanea drastica riduzione dei significativi costi ambientali che ad essa risultano, a tutt’oggi, associati.Strategie, iniziative e ricerche in ambito europeo sono state orientate, nel corso del decennio 2001-2010, a promuovere una sostanziale limitazione del trasporto individuale su gomma all’interno delle aree urbane e ad incentivare forme di mobilità sostenibile. Più specificamente, strategie e azioni sono state prioritariamente rivolte a: favorire innovazioni relative ai modi e ai mezzi del trasporto urbano; garantire un riequilibrio intermodale all’interno delle aree urbane, favorendo il trasporto pubblico, soprattutto su ferro, e gli spostamenti pedonali e ciclabili; superare la settorialità che ha a lungo caratterizzato la pianificazione dei trasporti, delineando processi di governo basati sull’integrazione tra politiche e strumenti per la pianificazione della città, dei trasporti e dell’ambiente (Galderisi, 2007. A partire dal 2007, l’Unione Europea ha ulteriormente e significativamente intensificato il proprio impegno per una riduzione dei costi ambientali della mobilità urbana: dal Libro Verde sul Trasporto Urbano, al Patto dei Sindaci mirato a coinvolgere attivamente le città europee nel percorso verso la sostenibilità energetica ed ambientale e, ancora, al più recente Libro Bianco sui Trasporti del 2011, numerose sono state le iniziative messe in campo dall’Unione Europea per dare concretezza e operatività agli indirizzi già delineati nel Libro Bianco

  1. Simplified approaches for the numerical simulation of welding processes with filler material

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    Carmignani, B.; Toselli, G. [ENEA, Divisione Fisica Applicata, Centro Ricerche Ezio Clementel, Bologna (Italy)

    2001-07-01

    Due to the very high computation times, required by the methodologies pointed out during the studies carried out at ENEA-Bologna concerning the numerical simulations of welds with filler material of steel pieces of high thickness (studies presented also at the 12. and 13. International ABAQUS Users' Conferences), new simplified methodologies have been proposed and applied to an experimental model of significant dimensions. (These studies are of interest in the nuclear field for the construction of the toroidal field coil case, TFCC, for the international thermonuclear experimental reactor, ITER machine). In this paper these new methodologies are presented together the obtained results, which have been compared, successfully, with the ones obtained by the use of the previous numerical methodologies considered and also with the corresponding experimental measures. These new calculation techniques are in course of application for the simulation of welds of pieces constituting a real component of ITER TF coil case. [Italian] A causa dei tempi di calcolo molto elevati richiesti dalle metodologie individuate e messe a punto durante gli studi eseguiti in ENEA-Bologna riguardanti le simulazioni numeriche di saldature, con apporto di materiale, di pezzi di acciaio di grande spessore (studi presentati anche alle precedenti Conferenze Utenti ABAQUS, 12{sup 0} e 13{sup 0} ABAQUS Users' Conferences), sono state cercate e proposte nuove metodologie semplificate, che sono state poi applicate ad un modello sperimentale di dimensioni significative. (Si ricorda che questi studi sono di interesse nel campo nucleare per la costruzione delle casse per contenere le bobine che daranno luogo al campo magnetico della macchina ITER, reattore internazione sperimentale termonucleare). Nel lavoro qui presentato sono descritte queste nuove metodologie e sono riportati i risultati ottenuti dalla loro applicazione unitamente ai confronti (abbastanza soddisfacenti) con i risultati

  2. Investigation of runoff generation from anthropogenic sources with dissolved xenobiotics

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    Krein, A.; Pailler, J.; Guignard, C.; Iffly, J.; Pfister, L.; Hoffmann, L.

    2009-04-01

    In the experimental Mess basin (35 km2, Luxembourg) dissolved xenobiotics in surface water are used to study the influences of anthropogenic sources like separated sewer systems on runoff generation. Emerging contaminants like pharmaceuticals are of growing interest because of their use in large quantities in human and veterinary medicine. The amounts reaching surface waters depend on rainfall patterns, hydraulic conditions, consumption, metabolism, degradation, and disposal. The behaviour of endocrine disruptors including pharmaceuticals in the aquatic environment is widely unknown. The twelve molecules analyzed belong to three families: the estrogens, the antibiotics (sulfonamides, tetracyclines), and the painkillers (ibuprofen, diclofenac). Xenobiotics can be used as potential environmental tracers for untreated sewerage. Our results show that the concentrations are highly variable during flood events. The highest concentrations are reached in the first flush period, mainly during the rising limb of the flood hydrographs. As a result of the kinematic wave effect the concentration peak occurs in some cases a few hours after the discharge maximum. In floodwater (eleven floods, 66 samples) the highest concentrations were measured for ibuprofen (g/l range), estrone, and diclofenac (all ng/l range). From the tetracycline group, essentially tetracycline itself is of relevance, while the sulfonamides are mainly represented by sulfamethoxazole (all in ng/l range). In the Mess River the pharmaceuticals fluxes during flood events proved to be influenced by hydrological conditions. Different pharmaceuticals showed their concentration peaks during different times of a flood event. An example is the estrone peak that - during summer flash floods - often occurred one to two hours prior to the largest concentrations of the painkillers. This suggests for more sources than the sole storm drainage through the spillway of the single sewage water treatment plant, different

  3. Uncertainty and sensitivity analysis of applications of the PARK program system; Unsicherheits- und Sensitivitaetsanalyse von Anwendungen des Programmsystems PARK

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    Luczak-Urlik, D.; Bleher, M.; Jacob, P.; Mueller, H. [GSF - Forschungszentrum fuer Umwelt und Gesundheit Neuherberg GmbH, Oberschleissheim (Germany). Inst. fuer Strahlenschutz; Hofer, E.; Krzykacz, B. [Gesellschaft fuer Reaktorsicherheit mbH (Greece)

    1997-11-01

    The (PARK) program package for assessment and abatement of off-site radiological consequences of nuclear accidents establishes radiologic analyses and prognoses on the basis of the measured data obtained by the IMIS system for ambient radiation monitoring. A probabilistic uncertainty and sensitivity analysis has been performed of the PARK-based mean specific activities of fodder and food and the potential radiation exposure of the population. Uncertainties were expressed in model input parameters, i.e. in measured values and radioecologic parameters via subjective probability distributions, within the framework of various emission scenarios (nuclide spectra describing two release modes, dry and wet deposition, and at three times over a one-year period). The resulting output data distributions were determined by Monte Carlo simulations. As a rule, the results of the analyses depend on the selected emission scenario. Measured values proved to be the major source of uncertainties (especially from in-situ soil activity measurements), and also the activity transfer data from fodder to food. As for wet deposition, uncertainties were added by the parameters used for determination of the interception factors. As the measuring stations cannot correlate their measured gamma dose rates with meteorologic data (precipitations), derived information relating to larger areas such as a ``Kreis`` (administrative district) is very much subject to uncertainties. The uncertainties of the PARK results are increasing with assessed increases in rainfall. (orig.) [Deutsch] Das Programmsystem zur Abschaetzung und Begrenzung radiologischer Konsequenzen (PARK) erstellt radiologische Analysen und Prognosen aufgrund von Messdaten, welche im Rahmen des Integrierten Mess- und Informationssystems zur Ueberwachung der Umweltradioaktivitaet (IMIS) erhoben werden. Es wurde eine probabilistische Unsicherheits- und Sensitivitaetsanalyse fuer die in PARK berechneten mittleren spezifischen Aktivitaeten

  4. Using Social Media to Communicate Science

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    Bohon, W.

    2017-12-01

    Social media (SM) is a popular and ubiquitous communication method and as such offers scientists an opportunity to directly interface with the public, improve public perception of science and scientists, and combat the growing tide of scientific misunderstanding and misinformation. It's become increasingly critical for scientists to use their voice and influence to communicate science and address misinformation. More than 60% of US adults get news from SM (1) but studies find that scientists infrequently post about science (2), missing a rich opportunity to combat scientific disinformation. While it may seem like a futile exercise to educate over SM, even passive exposure to new information can change public perceptions and behavior (3). Additionally, scientists, especially early career scientists, have social networks populated largely by non-scientists (2), allowing them an opportunity to speak to an audience that already trusts and values their scientific judgment. Importantly, these networks are often ideologically and politically diverse (4). However, science communication isn't as simple as a presentation of facts, and effective science communication via SM requires both SM competence and science communication proficiency. Thus, a discussion of best practices for both topics would benefit the scientific community. The range of potential topics for discussion is broad and could include scientific storytelling, empathetic communication, crafting a message, using SM to "humanize science", tips and tricks for broad SM information dissemination and how to run an effective SM campaign. (1) Gottfried J, Shearer E. New use across social media platforms: Pew Research Center; 2016. Available from: http://www.journalism.org/2016/05/26/news-use-across-social-media-platforms-2016/. (2) McClain, Craig R., Practices and promises of Facebook for science outreach:Becoming a "Nerd of Trust". PLOS Biology 15(6). 2017; https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.2002020(3) Messing S

  5. To measure ammonia and the ammonium-ion in high concentrations with sensitrodes; Messreihen mit Ammoniak- und Ammonium-Sensitroden in ungewoehnlich hohen Konzentrationsbereichen

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    Brosche, P. [DBI-EWI GmbH, Freiberg (Germany)

    1996-08-01

    Ammonia up to 8 Mol/kg and the ammonium-ion up to 5 Mol/kg were investigated by sensitrodes. Sensitrodes of different manufacturers, the influence of different salts, the temperature (25 and 50 C) and ammonia in mixture with the ammonium-ion were assessed in respect of the result for measuring. The functional correlation between the pH-value and the logarithmus for the ratio of ammonium-ion to ammonia in respect of the equation from Henderson and Hasselbalch was examined. The given concentration for ammonia respectively the ammonium-ion was compared with the calculated concentration of the calibration curve. The investigated sensitrodes may be installed in the manufacturing of ammonium salts in mixture with ammonia as measuring and controlling unit. (orig.) [Deutsch] Ammoniak bis 8 mol/kg und das Ammoniumion bis 5 mol/kg wurden mittels Sensitroden untersucht. Bewertet wurden Sensitroden verschiedener Hersteller, der Einfluss von Salzen, der Temperatur (25 und 50 C) und Ammoniak im Gemisch mit dem Ammoniumion auf das Messergebnis. Der funktionale Zusammenhang zwischen dem pH-Wert und dem Logarithmus des Verhaeltnisses von Ammoniumion und Ammoniak entsprechend der Gleichung von Henderson und Hasselbalch wurde untersucht. Die eingegebenen Konzentrationen an Ammoniak bzw. des Ammoniumions wurden mit den aus den Kalibrierungskurven errechneten Konzentrationen verglichen. Die untersuchten Sensitroden koennen in der Produktion von Ammoniumsalzen im Gemisch mit Ammoniak als Mess- und Steuergeraet eingesetzt werden. (orig.)

  6. Electronic properties of SPFC electrodes materials. Macroscopic phenomena and effects induced by nanometric size of catalyst; Proprieta' elettroniche di materiali per elettrodi di SPFC: fenomeni macroscopici ed effetti legati alle dimensioni nanometriche del catalizzatore

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    Giorgi, R.; Turtu' , S. [ENEA, Centro Ricerche Casaccia, S. Maria di Galeria, RM (Italy). Dipt. Innovazione; Ascarelli, P. [Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Montelibretti, RM (Italy). Ist. di Metodologie Inorganiche Avanzate

    1999-07-01

    In this work the electronic properties and the composition of the three layers (diffusive, catalytic and outermost) are studied separately. In the first part, an anomalous behaviour of the photoemission peaks from the diffusive layer has been evidenced and correlated with the macroscopic electronic conductivity. In the second part, the electronic properties of the PT clusters are compared with the macroscopic electron conductivity. In the second part, the electronic properties of the PT clusters are compared with those of PT bulk, as a function of thermal treatment and after half-cell measurements. A correlation of the binding energy, asymmetry and width of the peaks with the different status of the metal has been attempted. [Italian] Il lavoro consiste di due parti: l'una dedicata allo studio delle caratteristiche dello strato di supporto e diffusivo, l'altra allo studio dello strato catalizzatore. Nella prima parte, la presenza anomala negli spettri XPS viene messa in relazione con la conducibilita' elettronica delle nanoparticelle metalliche in funzione delle condizioni di preparazione degli elettrodi e delle simulazioni di funzionamento. Sono messe in evidenza le problematiche connesse all'interpretazione degli spettri di fotoemissione da sistemi costituiti da particelle nanometriche, intermedi tra la condizione di atomo isolato e quella del solido, in cui gli effetti di dimensione svolgono un ruolo importante nel determinare risposte diverse ed inaspettate rispetto al comportamento del metallo massivo.

  7. [Trattamento del disturbo da uso di alcol da un punto di vista psicologico].

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    Coriale, Giovanna; Fiorentino, Daniela; De Rosa, Francesca; Solombrino, Simona; Scalese, Bruna; Ciccarelli, Rosaria; Attilia, Fabio; Vitali, Mario; Musetti, Alessia; Fiore, Marco; Ceccanti, Mauro

    2018-01-01

    RIASSUNTO. L'elaborazione del piano di trattamento rappresenta un momento molto delicato e complesso del processo terapeutico del disturbo da abuso di alcol (DUA). È la fase in cui le informazioni raccolte da un'équipe di professionisti (medici, psicologi e assistenti sociali) (modello bio-psico-sociale del DUA) vengono messe insieme per decidere il percorso terapeutico più adatto. Per quanto riguarda la parte psicologica, è di notevole importanza scegliere un trattamento clinico in grado di ridurre al minimo la mancata adesione al trattamento e, per i soggetti che rimangono in trattamento, di garantirne l'efficacia. Se da una parte, le tecniche psicoanalitiche e comportamentali hanno fornito le basi della terapia psicologica dell'alcolismo, dall'altra, gli approcci basati sull'evidenza scientifica sono stati elaborati a partire dai principi del colloquio motivazionale e della terapia cognitivo-comportamentale. In questo articolo viene fornita una panoramica dei trattamenti che sono risultati più efficaci nel trattare il DUA e delle modalità temporali più adeguate per monitorare l'efficacia del trattamento.

  8. Class Explorations in Space: From the Blackboard and History to the Outdoors and Future

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    Cavicchi, Elizabeth

    2011-11-01

    Our everyday activities occur so seamlessly in the space around us as to leave us unawares of space, its properties, and our use of it. What might we notice, wonder about and learn through interacting with space exploratively? My seminar class took on that question as an opening for personal and group experiences during this semester. In the process, they observe space locally and in the sky, read historical works of science involving space, and invent and construct forms in space. All these actions arise responsively, as we respond to: physical materials and space; historical resources; our seminar participants, and future learners. Checks, revisions and further developments -- on our findings, geometrical constructions, shared or personal inferences---come about observationally and collaboratively. I teach this seminar as an expression of the research pedagogy of critical exploration, developed by Eleanor Duckworth from the work of Jean Piaget, B"arbel Inhelder and the Elementary Science Study. This practice applies the quest for understanding of a researcher to spontaneous interactions evolving within a classroom. The teacher supports students in satisfying and developing their curiosities, which often results in exploring the subject matter by routes that are novel to both teacher and student. As my students ``mess about'' with geometry, string and chalk at the blackboard, in their notebooks, and in response to propositions in Euclid's Elements, they continually imagine further novel venues for using geometry to explore space. Where might their explorations go in the future? I invite you to hear from them directly!

  9. The Vision of "Industrie 4.0" in the Making-a Case of Future Told, Tamed, and Traded.

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    Pfeiffer, Sabine

    2017-01-01

    Since industrial trade fair Hannover Messe 2011, the term "Industrie 4.0" has ignited a vision of a new Industrial Revolution and has been inspiring a lively, ongoing debate among the German public about the future of work, and hence society, ever since. The discourse around this vision of the future eventually spread to other countries, with public awareness reaching a temporary peak in 2016 when the World Economic Forum's meeting in Davos was held with the motto "Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution." How is it possible for a vision originally established by three German engineers to unfold and bear fruit at a global level in such a short period of time? This article begins with a summary of the key ideas that are discussed under the label Industrie 4.0. The main purpose, based on an in-depth discourse analysis, is to debunk the myth about the origin of this powerful vision and to trace the narrative back to the global economic crisis in 2009 and thus to the real actors, central discourse patterns, and hidden intentions of this vision of a new Industrial Revolution. In conclusion, the discourse analysis reveals that this is not a case of visioneering but one of a future told, tamed, and traded.

  10. Measurement of Kr-85 and Xe-133 as undisturbed tracers for the representing of atmospheric transport after disposal of radioactivity from nuclear facilities

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    Frank, G.; Steinkopff, T.; Salvamoser, J.

    2016-01-01

    The Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD, German Meteorological Service) operates since 1996 a sampling and measurement device for the radioactive rare gases Kr-85 and Xe-133 in Offenbach. These measurements are embedded in the German Measurement and Information System for Monitoring Environmental Radioactivity (Integriertes Mess- und Informationssystem zur Ueberwachung der Radioaktivitaet in der Umwelt, IMIS) [1]. In addition to these measurements the DWD is sampling rare gases in Potsdam and since 2014 in Trier in cooperation with the Bundesamt fuer Strahlenschutz (Federal Office for Radiation Protection, BfS). In the frame of the Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW)-program of the WMO the DWD operated a sampling station at the Zugspitze (Schneefernerhaus) from 1999 to 2005. This location at the Zugspitze is well suited for the observation of long distance transport of Kr-85 in the higher atmosphere. The DWD in Offenbach operates a complex analytical system for the measurement of Kr-85 and Xe-133 since 1998. This system consists of sampling with first enrichment, second enrichment, gas chromatographic separation and preparation of Krypton and Xenon and measurement of Kr-85 and Xe-133. Using the example Fukushima, it is shown, that the radioactive rare gases Kr-85 and Xe-133 are well undisturbed tracers for atmospheric transport in case of a nuclear accident or routine nuclear reprocessing plants. Measurements of Xe-133, I-131, Cs-137 and Kr-85 are correlated with source and atmospheric transport to the sampling sites at Offenbach and Potsdam.

  11. Is youth smoking responsive to cigarette prices? Evidence from low- and middle-income countries.

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    Kostova, Deliana; Ross, Hana; Blecher, Evan; Markowitz, Sara

    2011-11-01

    To estimate the price elasticity of cigarette demand among youth in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). The Global Youth Tobacco Survey was used to obtain data on the smoking behaviour of 315,353 adolescents from 17 LMIC. Two-part model of cigarette demand with country fixed effects. The first part estimates the impact of prices on smoking participation while the second part estimates the impact of prices on the number of cigarettes smoked among current smokers. Besides controlling for individual characteristics such as Age, Gender, Parental Smoking and availability of Pocket Money, the authors control for confounding environmental factors such as anti-smoking sentiment, the prevalence of cigarette advertising and anti-tobacco media messAges, and ease of purchasing cigarettes. All countries in this study are represented with at least two observations over time, which allows us to control for unobserved country characteristics and/or policies that may influence smoking patterns within countries. Cigarette price is an important determinant of smoking. The estimated price elasticity of smoking participation is -0.74, and the estimated price elasticity of conditional cigarette demand is approximately -1.37. The total price elasticity of cigarette demand is -2.11, implying that an increase in price of 10% would reduce youth cigarette consumption by 21.1% at the mean.

  12. Discourses of the I: The Panic of Identity in Edward Albee’s Me, Myself and I

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    Prohászka-Rád Boróka

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available “Hello, there! My name is OTTO. [...] I want to make trouble because I want to make things even more complicated than they are around here, and then maybe I can get out of this whole mess – this family and everything. Let’s see: my name is OTTO. I have an identical twin brother. I’m trying to get rid of him, rid of all of them – but it’s not easy: you know how twins are; well, maybe you don’t” – OTTO, one of the identical twin brothers (both named Otto of Edward Albee’s Me, Myself and I opens the play addressing the audience. Albee’s wit and sharp irony dominate the play, managing to “engage, to upset, to trouble” audiences and readers. In my paper I analyze the methods Albee employs in transforming the stage into a meta- and intertextual “space” subverting and undermining any belief in identity and language as fixed, stable and functional “entities.”

  13. Note e recensioni

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    Autori Vari

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Volumi C. Vassallo, La dimensione estetica nel pensiero di Plotino. Proposte per una nuova lettura dei trattati Sul bello e Sul bello intelligibile [Silvia Ferretti] • G. Gurisatti, Costellazioni. Storia, arte e tecnica in Walter Benjamin [Silvia Ferretti] • J. Balzer, L. Wiesing, Outcault. Die Erfindung des Comic [Mariagrazia Portera] • E.W. Straus, Il vivente umano e la follia. Studio sui fondamenti della psichiatria [Michele Gardini] • G. Böh­me, Atmosfere, estasi, messe in scena. L’estetica come teoria generale della percezione [Alessia Ruco] • T. Andina, Arthur Danto: un filosofo pop [Elisa Caldarola] • C. Abell, K. Bantinaki (eds., Philosophical Perspectives on Depiction [Elisa Caldarola]Convegni “Gérard Genette’s Aesthetic Thought”, Université de Rennes, 25-27 novembre 2010 [Sandrine Darsel] • “Carattere e stile”, Istituto per gli Studi Filosofici di Napoli, 15 dicembre 2010 [Assunta Carotenuto]     Autopresentazioni S. Halliwell, Between Ecstasy and Truth: Interpretations of Greek Poetics from Homer to Longinus

  14. Game Theory Model of Traffic Participants within Amber Time at Signalized Intersection

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    Weiwei Qi

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The traffic light scheme is composed of red, green, and amber lights, and it has been defined clearly for the traffic access of red and green lights; however, the definition of that for the amber light is indistinct, which leads to the appearance of uncertainty factors and serious traffic conflicts during the amber light. At present, the traffic administrations are faced with the decision of whether to forbid passing or not during the amber light in the cities of China. On one hand, it will go against the purpose of setting amber lights if forbidding passing; on the other hand, it may lead to a mess of traffic flow running if not. And meanwhile the drivers are faced with the decision of passing the intersection or stopping during the amber light as well. So the decision-making behavior of traffic administrations and drivers can be converted into a double game model. And through quantification of their earnings in different choice conditions, the optimum decision-making plan under specific conditions could be solved via the Nash equilibrium solution concept. Thus the results will provide a basis for the formulation of the traffic management strategy.

  15. Wind energy report Germany 1999/2000. Annual evaluation of WMEP; Windenergie Report Deutschland 1999/2000. Jahresauswertung des WMEP

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    Durstewitz, M.; Ensslin, C.; Hahn, B.; Hoppe-Klipper, M.; Rohrig, K. (comps.)

    2001-07-01

    The 1999/2000 issue of the annual evaluations of the scientific measurement and evaluation programme (WMEP) is the tenth regular publication of operational results from the wind turbines included in the ''250 MW Wind'' funding programme. Besides depicting the current state of the technology, a reflection on the long-term and successful development of this still young technology is offered. With the approval of a fourth project phase (2000 - 2004) it has been ensured that, also in coming years, particular attention can be paid to long-term behaviour in regard to reliability, life span and operational costs. (orig.) [German] Die vorliegende Jahresauswertung 1999/2000 des ''wissenschaftlichen mess- und evaluierungsprogramms'' (WMEP) stellt bereits die zehnte Ausgabe der regelmaessigen Veroeffentlichung von Betriebsergebnissen der Windenergieanlagen im Foerderprogramm ''250 MW Wind'' dar. Sie bietet damit neben der Darstellung des aktuellen Stands der Technik auch einen Rueckblick auf die langjaehrige und erfolgreiche Entwicklung dieser noch jungen Technologie. Mit dem Auftrag einer vierten Projektphase (zunaechst 2000 bis 2002) ist sichergestellt, dass auch in den kommenden Jahren besonders auf das Langzeitverhalten hinsichtlich Zuverlaessigkeit, Lebensdauer und Betriebskosten eingegangen werden kann. (orig.)

  16. Problems caused by dioxins and furans. Pt. 2. Controls and degradation methods; `I problemi causati da diossine e furani. Pt. 2. Metodi di contenimento e di degradazione

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    Gervasini, A.; Vezzoli, G.C.; Ragaini, V. [Milan Univ. (Italy). Dip. di Chimica Fisica ed Elettrochimica

    1999-01-01

    The environmental effects and the toxicity towards human health caused by polychlorodibenzodioxins and furans (PCDD/F) is related to the peculiar properties of the various isomers and to the geographic and climatic characteristics of the emission sources. The different methods and techniques of control and degradation introduced in the last years have to take into account the type and the location of the source. A survey of the principal methods of degradation of PCDD/F, thermal, chemical, photochemical, and catalytic decomposition, with their advantages and limits is presented. [Italiano] L`impatto che policlorodibenzodiossine e furani (PCDD/F) provocano sull`ambiente e sulla salute dell`uomo e` legato oltre che alle proprieta` peculiari dei vari congeneri alle caratteristiche geografiche e climatologiche del luogo in cui vengono emesse. Le metodologie di contenimento e le tecniche di degradazione messe a punto negli ultimi anni devono tenere in considerazione anche l`ubicazione e il tipo di sorgente dell`emissione. Viene fornita una panoramica sui principali metodi di degradazione di PCDD/F discutendo vantaggi e limiti delle varie tecniche: decomposizione termica, chimica, fotochimica e catalitica.

  17. Measurement of Kr-85 and Xe-133 as undisturbed tracers for the representing of atmospheric transport after disposal of radioactivity from nuclear facilities; Messungen von Kr-85 und Xe-133 als ungestoerte Tracer zur Darstellung atmosphaerischer Transportvorgaenge nach Freisetzung von Radioaktivitaet aus kerntechnischen Anlagen

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    Frank, G.; Steinkopff, T. [Deutscher Wetterdienst (Germany); Salvamoser, J. [Institut fuer Angewandte Isotopen-, Gas- und Umweltuntersuchungen (IGU), Woerthsee (Germany)

    2016-07-01

    The Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD, German Meteorological Service) operates since 1996 a sampling and measurement device for the radioactive rare gases Kr-85 and Xe-133 in Offenbach. These measurements are embedded in the German Measurement and Information System for Monitoring Environmental Radioactivity (Integriertes Mess- und Informationssystem zur Ueberwachung der Radioaktivitaet in der Umwelt, IMIS) [1]. In addition to these measurements the DWD is sampling rare gases in Potsdam and since 2014 in Trier in cooperation with the Bundesamt fuer Strahlenschutz (Federal Office for Radiation Protection, BfS). In the frame of the Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW)-program of the WMO the DWD operated a sampling station at the Zugspitze (Schneefernerhaus) from 1999 to 2005. This location at the Zugspitze is well suited for the observation of long distance transport of Kr-85 in the higher atmosphere. The DWD in Offenbach operates a complex analytical system for the measurement of Kr-85 and Xe-133 since 1998. This system consists of sampling with first enrichment, second enrichment, gas chromatographic separation and preparation of Krypton and Xenon and measurement of Kr-85 and Xe-133. Using the example Fukushima, it is shown, that the radioactive rare gases Kr-85 and Xe-133 are well undisturbed tracers for atmospheric transport in case of a nuclear accident or routine nuclear reprocessing plants. Measurements of Xe-133, I-131, Cs-137 and Kr-85 are correlated with source and atmospheric transport to the sampling sites at Offenbach and Potsdam.

  18. Greenhouse gas emission trading schemes: a new tool for the environmental regulator's kit

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    Soleille, Sebastien

    2006-01-01

    As the European Union greenhouse gas emission trading scheme (ETS) is emerging, it seems interesting to look back on previous experiments and to bring together a few elements of reflection about the pertinence of ETS as a new policy tool to regulate industrial pollution. So far, several regulatory tools have been used to decrease pollution. This article focuses on two of them, command-and-control (CAC) and ETS. There is no simple answer to which one is more efficient. It depends strongly on the context. Given a few elements outlined in this paper, the choice of an ETS to abate industrial emissions of greenhouse gases in the European Union (EU) can be considered pertinent. But, ultimately, what makes a scheme environmentally efficient is not the tool in itself (ETS or CAC) but the ambition of the target. Hence the design of the National Allocation Plans setting the emission caps are of paramount importance. They will make the EU ETS either a useless mess or an effective climate change mitigation policy tool

  19. Guild Hall retrofit

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    1984-08-01

    This report demonstrates the economic viability of an exterior rewrap retrofit performed on a public community facility for the performing arts. This facility originally consisted of two mess halls built by the American army. The exterior retrofit consisted of constructing a super-insulated passageway to link the two halls as well as completely wrapping the facility with six millimetre polyethylene to provide an airtight barrier. The roofs and walls were reinsulated and insulation levels were increased to RSI 10.5 in the ceilings and RSI 7.7 in the walls. The installation of a propane fuelled furnace was also included in the retrofit package. Prior to the renovations and retrofitting, the Guild Hall facility was almost unusable. The demonstration project transformed the cold, drafty buildings into an attractive, comfortable and functional centre for the performing arts. Heating requirements have been reduced to 500 MJ/m {sup 2} of floor space annually compared to a predicted 1,760 MJ/m{sup 2} of floor space based on HOTCAN analysis of the heating requirements without the energy conservation measures. 9 figs., 10 tabs.

  20. 25 years 'atomwirtschaft - atomtechnik'

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    On the occasion of the Annual Meeting Nuclear Engineering 1981 in the congress centre of the Neue Messe in Duesseldorf on 23rd March 1981 the Handelsblatt-Verlag had organized a reception for the silver jubilee of the technical journal 'atomwirtschaft-atomtechnik' the first edition of which had been published in January 1956. The manager of the publishing house in charge of the technical journals had welcomed more than 420 participants, among them over 50 journalists. After the president of the Kerntechnische Gesellschaft had greeted the guests, the State Secretary in the Bundesministerium fuer Forschung und Technologie, Hans-Hilger Haunschild, delivered the jubilee speech. The panel discussion was dedicated to the field of tension between nuclear energy and the public. Opposite to the usual enquiry scheme the question was, i.e. scientists were asking journalists: why do the media object to nuclear energy and other technologies. Not only did two nuclear energy specialists have the opportunity of criticizing the media and complaining about them but also were three journalists from the fields of daily press, television and journals able to demonstrate the effects of the behaviour of scientists and technicians in front of the public and the aspects of the work in the editor's offices to their discussion partners and the audience. (orig./UA) [de

  1. Inhibition of the electron cyclotron maser instability in the dense magnetosphere of a hot Jupiter

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    Daley-Yates, S.; Stevens, I. R.

    2018-06-01

    Hot Jupiter (HJ) type exoplanets are expected to produce strong radio emission in the MHz range via the Electron Cyclotron Maser Instability (ECMI). To date, no repeatable detections have been made. To explain the absence of observational results, we conduct 3D adaptive mess refinement (AMR) magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) simulations of the magnetic interactions between a solar type star and HJ using the publicly available code PLUTO. The results are used to calculate the efficiency of the ECMI at producing detectable radio emission from the planets magnetosphere. We also calculate the frequency of the ECMI emission, providing an upper and lower bounds, placing it at the limits of detectability due to Earth's ionospheric cutoff of ˜10 MHz. The incident kinetic and magnetic power available to the ECMI is also determined and a flux of 0.075 mJy for an observer at 10 pc is calculated. The magnetosphere is also characterized and an analysis of the bow shock which forms upstream of the planet is conducted. This shock corresponds to the thin shell model for a colliding wind system. A result consistent with a colliding wind system. The simulation results show that the ECMI process is completely inhibited by the planets expanding atmosphere, due to absorption of UV radiation form the host star. The density, velocity, temperature and magnetic field of the planetary wind are found to result in a magnetosphere where the plasma frequency is raised above that due to the ECMI process making the planet undetectable at radio MHz frequencies.

  2. Catechol functionalized aminopropyl silica gel: synthesis, characterization and preconcentrative separation of uranium(VI) from thorium(IV)

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    Metilda, P.; Mary Gladis, J.; Prasada Rao, T.P.

    2005-01-01

    A novel solid phase extractant is prepared by chemically immobilizing catechol with diazotized aminopropyl silica gel. The resulting catechol functionalized silica gel (CASG) was characterized by FTIR, and microanalysis and was used for selective enrichment of uranium(VI) from other inorganic ions. The optimum pH range for maximum sorption of uranium(VI) and thorium(IV) was found to be in the range 3.5-6.0. The above actinides were eluted with 10 cm 3 of 1.0 mol dm -3 HCl and determined by using an Arsenazo III spectrophotometric procedure. The calibration graph was rectilinear over the uranium(VI) concentration in the range 2-100 μg dm -3 with a relative standard deviation of 2.15% (for 25 μg of uranium(VI) present in 1.0 dm 3 of sample). The validation of the developed preconcentration procedure was carried out by analyzing marine sediment (MESS-3, NRC, Canada) and soil (IAEA soil-7, Austria) reference materials. The developed preconcentration method enables a simple instruments like a spectrophotometer gave comparable values of uranium(VI) to that of standard inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometric values during the analysis of real soil and sediment samples. (orig.)

  3. Catechol functionalized aminopropyl silica gel: synthesis, characterization and preconcentrative separation of uranium(VI) from thorium(IV)

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    Metilda, P.; Mary Gladis, J.; Prasada Rao, T.P. [Regional Research Lab. (CSIR), Trivandrum (India)

    2005-07-01

    A novel solid phase extractant is prepared by chemically immobilizing catechol with diazotized aminopropyl silica gel. The resulting catechol functionalized silica gel (CASG) was characterized by FTIR, and microanalysis and was used for selective enrichment of uranium(VI) from other inorganic ions. The optimum pH range for maximum sorption of uranium(VI) and thorium(IV) was found to be in the range 3.5-6.0. The above actinides were eluted with 10 cm{sup 3} of 1.0 mol dm{sup -3} HCl and determined by using an Arsenazo III spectrophotometric procedure. The calibration graph was rectilinear over the uranium(VI) concentration in the range 2-100 {mu}g dm{sup -3} with a relative standard deviation of 2.15% (for 25 {mu}g of uranium(VI) present in 1.0 dm{sup 3} of sample). The validation of the developed preconcentration procedure was carried out by analyzing marine sediment (MESS-3, NRC, Canada) and soil (IAEA soil-7, Austria) reference materials. The developed preconcentration method enables a simple instruments like a spectrophotometer gave comparable values of uranium(VI) to that of standard inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometric values during the analysis of real soil and sediment samples. (orig.)

  4. Environmental (in)equity in the Netherlands. A case study on the distribution of environmental quality in the Rijnmond region

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    Kruize, H.; Bouwman, A.A.

    2004-07-01

    As a part of a broader investigation on environmental inequity in the Netherlands, an exploratory case study on the socio-economic distribution on (perceived) environmental quality was carried out in the Rijnmond (industrial and urbanised) region in the western part of the Netherlands. Disparities in local environmental quality with respect to noise, air pollution, availability of public green areas, safety risks, and presence of waste disposal sites, were analysed separately and accumulatively across income levels making use of postal codes. Inhabitants' perception of environmental quality with respect to spatial and income differences was also ascertained and analysed. Recent, available national and regional databases and literature were used for the analyses. Disparities in local environmental quality were found to be linked to income level, especially for air pollution and the availability of public green areas. In addition, accumulation of environmental 'goods' (high-quality environmental conditions) were found more often in high-income than in low-income areas. Inhabitants of Rotterdam also mentioned littering and dog mess to be the greatest environmental problem. All income categories experienced annoyance, but from different, often area-specific sources. Considering these results, policy-makers are advised to take the effects of their policy on different income categories into account.

  5. Information Pollution, a Mounting Threat: Internet a Major Causality

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    Pandita, Ramesh

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The present discourse lasts around, information pollution, causes and concerns of information pollution, internet as a major causality and how it affects the decision making ability of an individual. As, information producers in the process to not to lose the readership of their content, and to cater the information requirements of both the electronic and the print readers, reproduce almost the whole of the printed information in digital form as well. Abundant literature is also equally produced in electronic format only, thereon, sharing this information on hundreds of social networking sites, like, Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, Flicker, Digg, LinkedIn, etc. without attributions to original authors, have created almost a mess of this whole information produced and disseminated. Accordingly, the study discusses about the sources of information pollution, the aspects of unstructured information along with plagiarism. Towards the end of the paper stress has been laid on information literacy, as how it can prove handy in addressing the issue with some measures, which can help in regulating the behaviour of information producers.

  6. Search for decaying neutralions at HERA and clustering optimisation for the ZEUS micro vertex detector

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    Blohm, Christian

    2010-03-01

    A search for gravitinos produced in supersymmetric events in electron proton collision has been performed with data recorded with the ZEUS detector at HERA in the years 2003 to 2007. In R-parity violating supersymmetric models a neutralino can be produced by t-channel exchange of a selectron between the incoming electron and a quark of the proton. In the Gauge Mediated Supersymmetry Breaking model (GMSB), where the gravitino is the lightest supersymmetric particle, the neutralino in large regions of the parameter space dominantly decays into a gravitino and a photon, leading to events with an isolated high energetic photon and large missing transverse momentum. To separate signal and background, a multi-variate discriminant method was used. No evidence for supersymmetry was found, and limits were derived for the R-parity violating coupling strength and the messes of the selectron and the lightest neutralino. Moreover, the cluster position reconstruction system of the ZEUS experiment was improved by modifying and implementing an algorithm which uses estimated track angle and impact position from the pattern recognition phase of the tracking system to yield a better position resolution. (orig.)

  7. Biokompatible Metalle

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    Ha, Suk-Woo; Wintermantel, Erich

    Metalle als Implantatwerkstoffe werden in der Medizin für zwei Hauptanwendungen eingesetzt: für Prothesen des totalen Gelenkersatzes wie beispielsweise Hüft-, Knie- und Schulterprothesen und für Fixationselemente zur Stabilisierung von Frakturen. Beispiele hierfür sind Osteosyntheseplatten, Marknägel, Schrauben, Drähte und Stents. Eine der ersten Anwendungen von Metallen im menschlichen Körper war die Fixation von Fragmenten eines gebrochenen Humerus (Oberarmknochen) mit einem Metalldraht durch zwei französische Physiker im Jahr 1775 [1]. Ausführliche Untersuchungen zur Verträglichkeit von Metallen im menschlichen Körper wurden bereits im frühen 19. Jahrhundert durchgeführt. Von den untersuchten Werkstoffen verursachten die edlen Metalle wie Gold, Silber und Platin aufgrund ihrer Korrosionsbeständigkeit und Körperverträglichkeit die geringsten Reizungen im menschlichen Körper. Die klinische Anwendung der Edelmetalle war jedoch wegen der geringen mechanischen Eigenschaften beschränkt. Andere Metalle wie Messing, Kupfer oder Eisen wiesen vergleichsweise höhere Festigkeitswerte auf, sie waren jedoch aufgrund der geringen Korrosionsbeständigkeit und Biokompatibilität nicht für den klinischen Einsatz geeignet. Ein weiteres Problem stellte die Gefahr der Infektion durch unsterile Instrumente und Implantate dar. Gegen Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts hielt die antiseptische Operationsmethode Einzug in die Kliniken, die z. B. erfolgreiche Operationen mit Silberdraht ermöglichte.

  8. Invitation

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    Monday, 11 October Gala-Concert to celebrate 50 years of CERN Jack Liebeck (violin) and Katya Apekisheva (piano) Works by C. Debussy, S. Prokofiev, and L. van Beethoven CERN, Main Auditorium, 20:00 For CERN staff and their families With the assistance of PPARC (UK) Free tickets available at the CERN Press Office (50-1-048). Maximum four tickets per person. For more information on the performers, see: http://www.jackliebeck.com/CERN50/JL.htm http://www.jackliebeck.com/CERN50/KA.htm The "WIENER SCHUBERTBUND" celebrates CERN's 50th "DEUTSCHE MESSE" By Franz Schubert performed by the "WIENER SCHUBERTBUND" On the occasion of the Organization's Fiftieth Anniversary, Mr Hans-Walter Gérard Schober, Honorary Consul-General of Austria in Geneva, is pleased to invite all those working at CERN to a mass at which Franz Schubert's German Mass will be sung by the Vienna Schubert Choral Society. This renown men's choir, founded in 1863. Eminent composers, including Richard Strauss, Wilhelm Kinzel, a...

  9. The carbon harvest

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    Rosen, Julia

    2018-02-01

    In 2015, the Paris climate agreement established a goal of limiting global warming to "well below" 2°C. In the most recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, researchers surveyed possible road maps for reaching that goal and found something unsettling: In most model scenarios, simply cutting emissions isn't enough. To limit warming, humanity also needs negative emissions technologies that, by the end of the century, would remove more carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere than humans emit. The technologies would buy time for society to rein in carbon emissions, but they also give policymakers an excuse to drag their feet on climate action in the hopes that future inventions will clean up the mess. One particular technology has quietly risen to prominence, thanks to global models. The idea is to cultivate fast-growing grasses and trees to suck CO2 out of the atmosphere and then burn them at power plants to generate energy. But instead of being released back into the atmosphere in the exhaust, the crops' carbon would be captured and pumped underground. The technique is known as bioenergy with carbon capture and storage, or—among climate wonks—simply as BECCS. Although BECCS is relatively cheap and theoretically feasible, the sheer scale at which it operates in the models alarms many researchers.

  10. How do you like them presentations?

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    Muriel noticed a few small annoyances during some ATLAS meetings. Therefore, Mumu has kindly designed a simple quiz to help raise awareness about frequent mistakes made during presentations. Muriel hard at work, preparing this quiz. Where should you be looking during your talk? The floor The screen The highest-ranking member of the ATLAS management in attendance Where else could I be looking? Match the text with the corresponding speaker type The bored speaker The mumbler The ill-prepared The organizationally-challenged a) "euh... euh... euh.. mmmh.... euh... euh.. well... euh..." b) "From the diagram I showed in slide 13, you can now see from slide 6 why we end-up with such a mess in slide 25." c) "mumnam mumnam mumnam ATLAS mumble mumble data mananman ten manam manmanm... " d) "As I have already shown 16 times in other equally interesting talks..." Replace this sentence in its appropriate context: The RAT and the CAT, two AMIs of bad ORACLE, DIAL a CONDOR above the COOL SEAL PO...

  11. Crash-Tech 2001. Conference; Crash-Tech 2001. Tagung

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    2001-07-01

    Improved active and passive safety of motor vehicles has resulted in a very much improved accident statistics. This conference discussed further optimisations in motor car safety. The harmonisation of test specifications world-wide was gone into, with particular interest in compatibility. Safety specifications resulting from current accident research and new legislation were gone into, and the current state of measuring and technology in crash testing was outlined. [German] Aufgrund der Verbesserungen in der aktiven und passiven Sicherheit von Fahrzeugen weisen die Unfallstatistiken in vielen europaeischen Laendern eine erfreuliche Tendenz auf. Die Tagung wird sich mit den Moeglichkeiten der weiteren Optimierung der Verkehrssicherheit befassen. Die 'Crash-Tech 2001' will sich mit dem Motto 'Sind wir auf dem Weg zum World NCAP?' der Harmonisierung der Testvorschriften unter Einbeziehung der Kompatibilitaet widmen. Dazu werden Anforderungen an die Fahrzeugsicherheit diskutiert, die sich sowohl aus der aktuellen Unfallforschung als auch aus den Vorschriften ergeben. Weiterhin wird der aktuelle Stand der Mess- und Versuchstechnik im Unfallversuch vorgestellt. (orig.)

  12. Strategies to keep your business operating through times of price volatility

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    Spearman, C.

    2002-01-01

    The past (the promises), the present (the reality), and the future (the dream) of electricity deregulation in Alberta are reviewed. According to this outspoken critic of the system the promise was orderly transition, the introduction of industry structure and regulatory reforms that would preserve the 'Alberta advantage' of competitive electricity prices. The reality is government indecision, price volatility, uncertainty and complexity, resulting in poor understanding of the system on the part of consumers, hence bad decisions, rapidly declining confidence, high prices, and eroded competitiveness. In short, costs have skyrocketed and benefits are nowhere to be seen. As far as the dream is concerned the picture is cloudy, based on the following factors: load settlement is still in a mess, transmission remains a major issue, market power of former monopolies is still a concern, and future supply is uncertain in the absence of additional capacity. What is needed to make good on the original promises is a clear vision, stability, a cohesive plan, leadership, decisiveness, certainty and simplicity

  13. Beyond the language given: the neural correlates of inferring speaker meaning.

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    Bašnáková, Jana; Weber, Kirsten; Petersson, Karl Magnus; van Berkum, Jos; Hagoort, Peter

    2014-10-01

    Even though language allows us to say exactly what we mean, we often use language to say things indirectly, in a way that depends on the specific communicative context. For example, we can use an apparently straightforward sentence like "It is hard to give a good presentation" to convey deeper meanings, like "Your talk was a mess!" One of the big puzzles in language science is how listeners work out what speakers really mean, which is a skill absolutely central to communication. However, most neuroimaging studies of language comprehension have focused on the arguably much simpler, context-independent process of understanding direct utterances. To examine the neural systems involved in getting at contextually constrained indirect meaning, we used functional magnetic resonance imaging as people listened to indirect replies in spoken dialog. Relative to direct control utterances, indirect replies engaged dorsomedial prefrontal cortex, right temporo-parietal junction and insula, as well as bilateral inferior frontal gyrus and right medial temporal gyrus. This suggests that listeners take the speaker's perspective on both cognitive (theory of mind) and affective (empathy-like) levels. In line with classic pragmatic theories, our results also indicate that currently popular "simulationist" accounts of language comprehension fail to explain how listeners understand the speaker's intended message. © The Author 2013. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  14. A report from the European Association for the Study of the Liver's 50th International Liver Congress (April 22-26 - Vienna, Austria).

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    Rabasseda, X

    2015-04-01

    While Vienna's Prater park offers a varied selection of options, from theme parks to lush gardens and prairies to enjoy the sun, the nearby Messe Wien convention center was the focus of attention in April 2015 for all the scientists, researchers and clinicians interested in viral hepatitis, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, hepatocellular carcinoma and a variety of other liver diseases. Treatments and potential new therapeutic strategies for these hepatopathies were discussed during the 50th International Liver Congress organized by the European Association for the Study of the Liver. Echoing epidemiological facts and a high social interest for hepatitis C virus infection, new findings with investigational and potential new therapies for the disease centered much of the attention at the conference. Nevertheless, new research was also reported related to potential improvements in how other liver diseases, particularly hepatitis B virus infection, hepatocellular carcinoma and a range of inflammatory and immune-mediated liver diseases, including rare hereditary diseases that should never be forgotten. Copyright 2015 Prous Science, S.A.U. or its licensors. All rights reserved.

  15. Generation 4 International Forum (GIF). 2015 Annual Report

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    2016-01-01

    This ninth edition of the Generation IV International Forum (GIF) Annual Report highlights the main achievements of the Forum in 2015. On 26 February 2015, the Framework Agreement for International Collaboration on Research and Development of Generation IV Nuclear Energy Systems was extended for another ten years, thereby paving the way for continued collaboration among participating countries. GIF organised the 3. Symposium in Makuhari Messe, Japan in May 2015 to present progress made in the development of the six generation IV systems: the gas-cooled fast reactor, the sodium-cooled fast reactor, the supercritical-water-cooled reactor, the very-high-temperature reactor, the lead-cooled fast reactor and the molten salt reactor. The report gives a detailed description of progress made in the 11 existing project arrangements. It also describes the development of safety design criteria and guidelines for the sodium-cooled fast reactor, in addition to the outcome of GIF engagement with regulators on safety approaches for generation IV systems. (authors)

  16. Preparation of 1-(2-pyridylazo)-2-naphthol functionalized benzophenone/naphthalene and their uses in solid phase extractive preconcentration/separation of uranium(VI)

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    Preetha, C.R.; Prasada Rao, T.

    2003-01-01

    The preparation of solid reagent 1-(2-pyridylazo)-2-naphthol functionalized benzophenone/naphthalene for preconcentration/separation of uranium(VI) is described. These reagents enriches uranium(VI) quantitatively from dilute aqueous solutions in the pH range 10.5-11.0. The solid mixture consisting of the enriched metal ion along with solid phase extractant were dissolved in 2 ml of acetone and uranium(VI) content was established spectrophotometrically by using Arsenazo III procedure. Calibration graphs were rectilinear over the uranium(VI) concentration in the range 0.002-0.1 μg cm -3 . Five replicate determinations of 40 μg of uranium present in 1 dm 3 of sample solution gave a mean absorbance of 0.185 with a relative standard deviation of 1.4%. The detection limit (corresponding to 3 times the standard deviation of the blank) and the enrichment factor were found to be 2 μg dm -3 and 500 respectively. Further the possible separation of uranium(VI) from several bivalent, trivalent and tetravalent elements was also established. In addition to validating the developed method by successfully analysing marine sediment reference material (MESS-3), uranium content was established in soil, river and marine sediment samples by the developed method and compared with standard inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) values. (orig.)

  17. Exploring the Abyss. The Financial Crisis of 2008 ff. as a Central Topic of Problem-Centered Social Science Education

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    Thorsten Hippe

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available The financial crisis of 2008 ff. and financial crises in general should be a central topic of social science education because these crises are a recurrent and therefore structural feature of modern capitalism which has severe consequences for citizens’ quality of life. Hence, the citizenry should know how to prevent such developments which endanger its well-being in a massive way. Therefore, learners should understand the relationship between the quality of people’s everyday lives and those economic institutions and political decisions which have led to the current mess. They should be enabled to critically evaluate the current misregulation of the financial sector and the economy in order to identify possible policy measures to prevent or at least to mitigate future crises. By educating (young citizens in this way, the (future general public can – as a necessary counterweight to the lobbyism of the finance industry – exert more prudent political pressure which gives politicians a greater incentive to regulate the financial sector and the economy in a manner which is beneficial for the vast majority of the people instead of for a small elite. Two core concepts of the social sciences can be used to make the roots of the seemingly complex topic more understandable for learners: liability and inequality.

  18. Predicting of soil erosion with regarding to rainfall erosivity and soil erodibility

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    Suif, Zuliziana; Razak, Mohd Amirun Anis Ab; Ahmad, Nordila

    2018-02-01

    The soil along the hill and slope are wearing away due to erosion and it can take place due to occurrence of weak and heavy rainfall. The aim of this study is to predict the soil erosion degree in Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia (UPNM) area focused on two major factor which is soil erodibility and rainfall erosivity. Soil erodibility is the possibilities of soil to detach and carried away during rainfall and runoff. The "ROM" scale was used in this study to determine the degree of soil erodibility, namely low, moderate, high, and very high. As for rainfall erosivity, the erosive power caused by rainfall that cause soil loss. A daily rainfall data collected from January to April was analyzed by using ROSE index classification to identify the potential risk of soil erosion. The result shows that the soil erodibilty are moderate at MTD`s hill, high at behind of block Lestari and Landslide MTD hill, and critical at behind the mess cadet. While, the highest rainfall erosivity was recorded in March and April. Overall, this study would benefit the organization greatly in saving cost in landslide protection as relevant authorities can take early measures repairing the most affected area of soil erosion.

  19. BNI aperta e in cooperazione: come e perché

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    Luca Bellingeri

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    Full Text Available A seguito della crisi economica che ha colpito l'Italia negli ultimi anni si è avuta una contrazione delle risorse economiche messe a disposizione delle biblioteche italiane, specialmente di quelle dipendenti dal MIBACT.  In tale contesto, la Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze e l'agenzia bibliografica nazionale che da essa dipende hanno subito un ridimensionamento del loro prodotto, la Bibliografia Nazionale Italiana, condizionata dalla grave contrazione del numero degli addetti alla sua redazione. La ricerca di soluzioni per far fronte alla difficile situazione ha portato a due importanti decisioni che fanno perno sul concetto di natura di servizio pubblico e sul principio della cooperazione. La prima ha portato alla pubblicazione della Bibliografia Nazionale Italiana in forma libera e gratuita sul sito della Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze, a decorrere dallo scorso 30 maggio, consentendo alla BNI di mettersi al passo con le principali bibliografie nazionali europee. La seconda consiste nell'avvio di un progetto collaborativo che, seppur confermando il coordinamento bibliografico, la gestione informatica ed il controllo redazionale finale alla Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze, si basa sull'apporto di alcune biblioteche di poli SBN dotate di precise caratteristiche di copertura da deposito legale e di specializzazione disciplinare, dando vita ad una Bibliografia Nazionale Italiana cooperativa.

  20. The unmanned aerial vehicles in international trade and their regulation

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    Iveta Cerna

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Objective to review the current situation in production and distribution of unmanned aerial vehicles further ndash UAVs in developed countries as well as the legal regulation issues. Methods abstractlogic summarizing and observation comparative analysis. Results The analysis of international trade in UAVs revealed the leading countries dominating the market Israel the USA and Canada. The leading importers are India UK and France. China and Russian Federation are important producers but are just marginally involved in international trade having rather protectionist trade policies. The characters of national regulatory frameworks vary significantly from country to country while the Czech Republic belongs to the rather liberal group of EU members. Scientific novelty So far the journal publications in regard of UAVs have addressed uniquely technical issues and economic issues have been unattended. This paper clarifies the terminology mess analyses trade policy issues trade and production statistics and regulatory concerns linked to this steeply growing segment that is subject to doubleuse items regulations. Practical value Given a lack of relevant publications focused on international trade in UAVs in particular the paper provides a complex overview of current state of play in terms of this promising yet very controversial subject.

  1. Prosthetic design directives: Low-cost hands within reach.

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    Jones, G K; Rosendo, A; Stopforth, R

    2017-07-01

    Although three million people around the world suffer from the lack of one or both upper limbs 80% of this number is located within developing countries. While prosthetic prices soar with technology 3D printing and low cost electronics present a sensible solution for those that cannot afford expensive prosthetics. The electronic and control design of a low-cost prosthetic hand, the Touch Hand II, is discussed. This paper shows that sensorless techniques can be used to reduce design complexities, costs, and provide easier access to the electronics. A closing and opening finite state machine (COFSM) was developed to handle the actuated digit joint control state and a supervisory switching control scheme, used for speed and grip strength control. Three torque and speed settings were created to be preset for specific grasps. The hand was able to replicate ten frequently used grasps and grip some common objects. Future work is necessary to enable a user to control it with myoelectric signals (MESs) and to solve operational problems related to electromagnetic interference (EMI).

  2. ANALISA INVESTASI RASIONALISASI GALANGAN KAPAL REPARASI DI PROVINSI RIAU

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    Muhammad Ikhsan

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Galangan Reparasi PT.WIrastuti adalah sebuah perusahaan galangan kapal nasional yang bergerak dalam bidang reparasi dan perawatan kapal yang ada di Provinsi Riau. PT.Wirastuti saat ini tidak mampu melayani banyaknya permintaan reparasi. Dengan kondisi dan kapasitas galangan kapal PT. Wirastuti saat ini, menyebabkan banyak kapal-kapal yang beroperasi di Riau dan sekitarnya melakukan reparasi atau pengedokan berpindah ke galangan-galangan di luar Propinsi Riau seperti: Batam, Palembang, Jakarta dan daerah-daerah lainnya.  Rasionalisasi dalam industri galangan kapal dapat dilakukan dengan cara re-layout galangan, renovasi fasilitas galangan, penambahan fasilitas galangan dan peningkatan sistem material handling. Dengan merasionalisasikan galangan PT.Wirastuti tersebut, didapatkan dua alternatif layout galangan, alternatif pertama tata letak galangan masih mengacu pada tata letak galangan saat ini, alternatif tata letak galangan kedua dilakukan perubahan secara keseluruhan. Alternatif pertama dan kedua dilakukan penambahan gudang plat, bengkel plat, bengkel mesin dan listrik, bengkel pipa, dan juga dilakukan beberapa renovasi bagunan kantor, dan mess karyawan serta penambahan dua peralatan material handling, forklift dan crane, dari alternatif yang dapat maka didapatkan investasi dari masing-masing alternatif. Evaluasi ekonomis tata letak petama dan kedua dengan metode Discount Cash Flow (DFC dan Net Present Value (NPV dan perhitungan Payback Period dinyatakan bahwa investasi  rasionalisasi galangan reparasi PT.Wirastuti layak secara ekonomis.

  3. Determination of trace heavy metals in soil and sediments by atomic spectrometry following preconcentration with Schiff bases on Amberlite XAD-4

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    Kara, Derya, E-mail: dkara@balikesir.edu.tr [Department of Chemistry, Art and Science Faculty, Balikesir University, 10100 Balikesir (Turkey); Fisher, Andrew; Hill, Steve J. [School of Earth, Ocean and Environmental Sciences, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AA (United Kingdom)

    2009-06-15

    A matrix separation and analyte preconcentration system using Amberlite XAD copolymer resins functionalized by Schiff base reactions coupled with atomic spectrometry has been developed. Three different functionalized Amberlite XAD resins were synthesized using 4-phenylthiosemicarbazide, 2,3-dihydroxybenzaldehyde and 2-thiophenecarboxaldehyde as reagents. These resins could be used to preconcentrate transition and other trace heavy metal analytes from nitric acid digests of soil and sediment samples. Analyte retention was shown to work well at pH 6.0. After treatment of the digests with sodium fluoride and buffering to pH 6, samples that contain extremely large concentrations of iron were analysed for trace analytes without the excess iron overloading the capacity of the resin. The analytes Cd, Co, Cu, Ni and Pb were preconcentrated from acid extracts of certified soil/sediment samples and then eluted with 0.1 M HNO{sub 3} directly to the detection system. Flame atomic absorption spectrometry was used as a means of detection during the studies. The efficiency of the chelating resin and the accuracy of the proposed method were evaluated by the analysis of soil (SO-2) and sediment (LGC 6157 and MESS-3) certified reference materials.

  4. Measuring technology using holography and interferometry. HOLOMETEC. Pamphlet for the concluding presentation; Holografisch-interferometrische Messtechnik. HOLOMETEC. Broschuere zur Abschlusspraesentation

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    The German Federal Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Technology (BMBF) provided funds to the focal item of research, `Laser science and laser technology`, for the development of measuring and testing methods based on holography and interferometry, for applications such as quality assurance and experimental stress analysis. The main objective of research activities with collaborators from science and industry was to develop the holographic and interferometric techniques to a contactless measuring technology fit for applications in industry. The BMBF contributed for the R and D programme financial support amounting to DM 6.6 million, in a total budget of DM 9.6 million. The concluding presentation was intended to summarize and demonstrate the work performed and results achieved. (orig./MM) [Deutsch] Das Bundesministerium fuer Bildung, Wissenschaft, Forschung und Technologie foerderte im Foerderschwerpunkt ``Laserforschung und Lasertechnik`` die Erarbeitung von Verfahrensgrundlagen zur holografisch-interferometrischen Messtechnik fuer die Qualitaetssicherung und experimentelle Spannungsanalyse. Wesentliches Ziel der Forschungsarbeiten, an denen sich Partner aus Wissenschaft und Wirtschaft beteiligten, war es, die holografisch-interferometrische Messtechnik als beruehrungsloses Mess- und Pruefverfahren fuer die industrielle Anwendung tauglich zu machen. Das BMBF unterstuetzte die F und E-Arbeiten mit insgesamt 6.6 Mio DM bei einem Gesamtaufwand von 9.6 Mio DM. Mit der Abschlusspraesentation sollen der Fachoeffentlichkeit die nun vorliegenden Ergebnisse der Forschungsarbeiten vorgestellt werden. (orig./MM)

  5. Antimicrobial and Herbal Drug Resistance in Enteric Bacteria Isolated from Faecal Droppings of Common House Lizard/Gecko (Hemidactylus frenatus

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available From 194 faecal dropping samples of common house geckos collected from offices (60, houses (88, integrated farm units (IFS,18 and hostels, guest houses, and dining rooms of different canteen/mess (HGM, 28, 326 bacterial isolates of enteric bacteria belonging to 17 genera and 34 species were detected. Escherichia coli were the most frequently (39 isolated followed by Citrobacter freundii (33, Klebsiella pneumonia (27, Salmonella indica (12, Enterobacter gergoviae (12, and Ent. agglomerans (11. Other important bacteria isolated from gecko droppings were Listonella damsela (2, Raoultella terrigena (3, S. salamae (2, S. houtenae (3, Edwardsiella tarda (4, Edwardsiella hoshinae (1, and Klebsiella oxytoca (2. Of the 223 isolates tested for antimicrobial drug sensitivity, 27 (12.1% had multiple drug resistance (MDR. None of the salmonellae or edwardsiellae had MDR however, MDR strains were significantly more common among Escherichia spp. (P=1.9×10-5 and isolates from IFS units (P=3.58×10-23. The most effective herbal drug, Ageratum conyzoides extract, inhibited growth of only 27.8% of strains tested followed by ethanolic extract of Zanthoxylum rhetsa (13.9%, eucalyptus oil (5.4%, patchouli oil (5.4%, lemongrass oil (3.6%, and sandalwood oil (3.1%, and Artemisia vulgaris essential oil (3.1%.

  6. Some Topics in Relation to José Celestino Mutis and Medicine

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    Leonardo Palacios Sánchez

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available José Celestino Mutis showed different interestareas of study and worked in multipleknowledge fields: mathematics, mineralogy, astronomy,zoology and botanic, the one in whichis best known. However, he was a medical doctor,whit profound an up to date knowledge. Hestudied at Sevilla University, and in the RoyalCollege of Cadiz. He arrived to the “NuevoReino de Granada” as personal medical doctorof the the viceroy Pedro Messía de la Cerda andduring 47 years, period of time he lived there,he always exercised his profession. We showeda special interest in the study of cinchona andthe only work he published was El Arcano dela quina. He advised in public health manyviceroys and he contributed in different fieldsbut particularly in the prevention of smallpoxby inoculation. He played a decisive role in thereopening of the medical school of the ColegioMayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario. Someof his achievements justifies the appellative“Father of the Medicine in Colombia”.

  7. Kosmologi Budaya Jawa dalam Tafsîr al-Ibrîz Karya KH. Bisri Musthofa

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    Full Text Available This article discusses the literature interpretation production Bisri Musthofa (1915-1977 AD, entitled al-Ibrîz li Ma‘rifat Tafsîr al-Qur’ân al-‘Azîz. As a work of interpretation, al-Ibrîz  packaged in the form of prose and using low Javanese language as the language of his introduction. At the theoretical level, low Javanese language choice is an option that does not mess around, because through that way Bisri Musthofa should risking authority in expressing the totality of his work. However, the problem of whether the arrangement and selection of diction to bang and play with the reader’s emotions, al-Ibrîz have really paid attention to the culture and cosmology Java adequately? Whether that interpretation can also be “in addition to” scientific work as well as the interpretation of literary works that contain Java defense of the existence of all Javanese? In addition, al-Ibrîz that in fact the result of a thought Bisri when interacting with the text of the Koran can not be separated from the goals, interests, experiences and socio-political circumstances surrounding them, so it is legitimate to question whether al-Ibrîz relevant to the demands of his time or not? In this context, this article was written.

  8. Community response against the nuclear accident. Confusion in Sweden after the Chernobyl nuclear accident and its features

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    Sato, Yoshihiro

    2014-01-01

    The Chernobyl nuclear accident, which occurred in April 1986, became popular in Sweden after two days, and Sweden was hit by a big mess immediately after that. This paper introduces various actions taken in Sweden at that time. The authors analyzed the situation based on the following materials to tell the situation at that time: (1) materials summarized by researchers upon request of the administrative organs of the country, (2) two diaries that were written by Sven Aner, who was a former reporter of a major daily newspaper published after the accident and an activist of antinuclear groups, and Sven Lofvegerg, who handled the accident as a technical officer at Radiation Protection Agency, and (3) newspaper articles at that time. The situations that was revealed after the accident were summarized from the following viewpoints: (1) governmental remarks toward safety standards and effects on residents, and the anxiety of residents, (2) grazing ban on livestock as an important industry and its lifting, (3) correspondence of antinuclear activists, (4) anxiety against the effects of radiation on humans, and counseling on the safety addressed to the Headquarters for Disaster Control, (5) roles of regional radio stations, (6) defects of bureaucracy, (7) criticism against the actions of the Headquarters for Disaster Control, and (8) influence of extreme experts. (A.O.)

  9. Comparison of two microwave-assisted sample digestions of sediment and soils for trace metals using ICP-MS. HNO3 and HNO3/HF (P2)

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    Howard, C.; Vandervort, A.; Bloom, N.S.

    2002-01-01

    Full text: Our goal was to develop an accurate and dependable digestion method for extracting trace metals from soil and sediment samples. This method would be applied to analytes at low concentrations in various sediments, including soil, contaminated soil, and marine sediment. Analysis was performed for a wide spectrum of trace metals (Ag, Al, As, Cd, Ce, Co, Cr, Cu, Eu, Fe, Hf, Ho, La, Mg, Mn, Mo, Nd, Ni, Pb, Th, Ti, Tl, Sb, Se, Sm, Sn, Yb, and Zn) using an Elan 6000 ICP-MS (Perkin-Elmer). Two sample preparation procedures were adjusted and applied to three certified reference materials (CRM); NIST2709, NIST2710, and MESS-3. The first procedure involved digestion with 10 ml nitric acid (HNO3) at 180 o C for 25 min in a microwave (Milestone-ETHOS plus). The process included four acid blanks, one blank spike, three replicates of each CRM, and one matrix spike on each of the CRM. The second procedure involved digestion with 8 ml HNO3, and 4 ml hydrofluoric acid (HF) at 180 o C for 25 min in the microwave. Digestion included four acid blanks, one blank spike, three reps of each CRM, and one matrix spike on each of the CRM. Each method proved to be robust and accurate for different analytes. Rare earth elements worked particularly well using the HNO 3 digest. By utilizing both digestions, all trace metals examined were successfully and completely extracted. (author)

  10. The Crisis of the European Union and its Reflection in the Romanian Public Sphere. Recent Findings

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    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper addresses the implications of the euro crisis, which turned from „a Greek mess" to a political, institutional, economic and confidence crisis of the European Union. In our view, the EU public sphere is relevant for the current debate surrounding the crisis because it represents the setting where solidarity among EU citizens and EU states is created. Given our interest in the concept of the EU public sphere and the way the crisis of the European Union influences the debates in the public sphere, the way in which solidarity among EU citizens and EU states is imagined and enacted, we carried out a research project focused on the Romanian public sphere in the context of the crisis. The research project was carried out around a crucial event in the process of crisis resolution: the signing of the Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union by 25 EU member states at the beginning of March 2012. The results show that in Romania, for the moment at least, the "EU" has not fallen victim to the crisis. There is a considerable drop in public trust in the EU, but it is our assessment that the descending trend could be reversed, provided a clear vision, accompanied by strong leadership, emerges.

  11. LEGO mindstorm masterpieces building and programming advanced robots

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    In LEGO Mindstorm Masterpieces, some of the world's leading LEGO Mindstorms inventors share their knowledge and development secrets. The unique style of this book will allow it to cover an incredibly broad range of topics in unparalleled detail. Chapters within the book will include detailed discussions of the mechanics that drive the robot - and also provide step-by-step construction diagrams for each of the robots. This is perfect book for LEGO hobbyists looking to take their skills to the next level whether they build world-class competitive robots or just like to mess around for the fun of it.For experienced users of LEGO Mindstorms, LEGO Mindstorms Masterpiece is composed of three fundamental sections:·Part One: A review of the advanced robot building concepts and theories.·Part Two: Step-by-step building instructions for a series of complex models. The companion programming code is included, along with in-depth explanations of concepts needed for the specific models. Robots include Line Followers, Bip...

  12. NONPERFORMING LOANS PORTFOLIO AND ITS EFFECT ON BANK PROFITABILITY IN NIGERIA

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    Full Text Available Huge nonperforming loans portfolio erodes the ability of banks to make profits. In the 1990s and beyond many Nigerian banks became weak and highly unprofitable due to excessive nonperforming loans portfolio accumulated by bank promoters and management that led to their demise. Insider dealing was the major cause of large nonperforming loan portfolio in Nigeria, involving over-extension of loans to promoters, directors and significant others that became bad and irrecoverable. To clean up the mess in the banking sector and return the banks to the paths of sound management and profitability, the CBN had to inject about N700bn in a bailout exercise while purging the system of bad and irresponsible management teams .The exploratory research design was adopted. Data generated were organized and coded before they were classified. To achieve the objective of the study data analyses were done through descriptive and regression analyses using the statistical package for the social sciences for the regression. With the regression result of Y = 78.353 – 4.04x it was found that nonperforming loans portfolio has negative effect on bank profitability.

  13. Investigation of the reasons for not using helmet among motorcyclists in Kerman, Iran.

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    Maghsoudi, Aliasghar; Boostani, Dariush; Rafeiee, Manoochehr

    2018-03-01

    This study was carried out to investigate reasoning and interpretation of motorcyclists for not using helmet utilizing qualitative methodology of 'grounded theory'. The field of the study was Kerman, a cultural-historical city at the south-east of Iran. Participants were 21 young male motorcyclists. Two sampling strategies were used: maximum variation and snowball sampling. To collect data, in-depth, open-ended interviews were conducted. Data analysis yielded seven categories: fatalism; a barrier to social relationships; peer group pressure and negative labelling; messing up the appearance; disturbance in hearing and vision; barrier to normal breathing; and heaviness and superfluity of helmet. Based on the findings of the current study, it could be concluded that socio-cultural contexts, motorcyclists' worldview and partly helmet-related problems are of the main factors which affect motorcycling. Therefore, the studies, policy-makings, and intervening programmes to control injury and to promote safety among motorcyclists should be focused on socio-cultural barriers to helmet use in general and changing the motorcyclists' standpoints toward fatalism in particular. Helmet-related problems should be considered, too.

  14. Tangible Earth: Information design and “natural” disasters

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    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available L’articolo analizza i processi di visualizzazione dei rischi che contraddistinguono le politiche globali di riduzione dei disastri, in particolare i manufatti digitali attraverso cui il mondo internazionale coinvolto nella gestione delle catastrofi cerca di visualizzare e rendere esperibile le minacce che incombono sul pianeta. Tali manufatti sono costruiti per facilitare esperienze capaci di offrire al tempo stesso evidenza quantitativa e corpo sociale alla natura dei rischi globali. Tangible Earth, il primo globo digitale interattivo, è il più sofisticato di simili artefatti perché ha l’ambizione di catturare un vasto ed eterogeneo pubblico di umani, chiamati a ricoprire il ruolo di coproduttori dei rischi che investono la Terra. Varie ontologie sono messe a confronto per sondare l’esperienza del globo terrestre mediata dalle apparecchiature digitali: da un lato, un’ontologia naturalista, che rappresenta la natura nella sua discontinuità rispetto al sociale, come forza sempre insorgente e imprevedibile nonostante gli sforzi di catturarla quantitativamente con la strumentazione di monitoraggio terrestre e il calcolo probabilistico; dall’altro, un’ontologia analogista in cui la natura diventa invece indistinguibile dal sociale in nome di una comune propensione alla resilienza tanto dei collettivi umani che dei non umani.

  15. Determination of refractive and volatile elements in sediment using laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry.

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    Duodu, Godfred Odame; Goonetilleke, Ashantha; Allen, Charlotte; Ayoko, Godwin A

    2015-10-22

    Wet-milling protocol was employed to produce pressed powder tablets with excellent cohesion and homogeneity suitable for laser ablation (LA) analysis of volatile and refractive elements in sediment. The influence of sample preparation on analytical performance was also investigated, including sample homogeneity, accuracy and limit of detection. Milling in volatile solvent for 40 min ensured sample is well mixed and could reasonably recover both volatile (Hg) and refractive (Zr) elements. With the exception of Cr (-52%) and Nb (+26%) major, minor and trace elements in STSD-1 and MESS-3 could be analysed within ±20% of the certified values. Comparison of the method with total digestion method using HF was tested by analysing 10 different sediment samples. The laser method recovers significantly higher amounts of analytes such as Ag, Cd, Sn and Sn than the total digestion method making it a more robust method for elements across the periodic table. LA-ICP-MS also eliminates the interferences from chemical reagents as well as the health and safety risks associated with digestion processes. Therefore, it can be considered as an enhanced method for the analysis of heterogeneous matrices such as river sediments. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  16. Case study of 85 m3 floating drum biogas plant under hilly conditions

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    Kalia, A.K.; Singh, S.P.

    1999-01-01

    An 85 m 3 floating drum biogas plant was installed at the dairy farm of HP Agricultural University, Palampur, in 1989 to meet the energy needs of cooking food in the veterinary hostel mess and for general dairy requirements. It cost nearly Rs. 0.21 million (US dollars 6293), including the cost of an 800 m gas pipe line, and is working satisfactorily without any major problems except breakage of the central guide of its gas holder. With the feed rate of 17 q cattle dung/day, 50 m 3 and 30 m 3 biogas was obtained in the summer and winter months, respectively, during 1989-1991. The reduction of feed rate to 9 q cattle dung/day in 1992 onwards resulted in lowering the gas production of 25 m 3 and 18 m 3 in the summer and winter months, respectively. This gas was just sufficient to meet 73% (9466 MJ/month) and 53% (7019 MJ/month) of the energy needs for cooking meals in the hostel alone in the summer and winter months, respectively, during the course of the study. Considering the biogas and manure obtained from the plant, the income-cost ratios during the period 1989-1991 and 1992-1997 were found to be 1.44 and 1.15, respectively, suggesting that, though the plant was under fed relatively to the requisite feed rate (21 q cattle dung/day), the installation of this plant was an economically viable proposition. (author)

  17. Prospettive sonore nell’analisi sensoriale-acustica e nella progettazione del cibo - Sound perspectives in the sensory-acoustic analysis and design of food

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    Full Text Available L’articolo affronta il complesso tema della progettazione del suono del cibo, ponendo l’aspetto al centro del processo progettuale e considerandolo come un reale requisito di progetto. Sono messe in luce le potenzialità del progettare il suono, ma anche le difficoltà attuali da tenere in considerazione. Si propone l’applicazione di SounBe, una metodologia ed uno strumento brevettati che traggono origine dal mondo della psicoacustica e dell’analisi sensoriale, permettendo di confrontare attraverso una procedura standardizzata suoni di campioni di materiali o di cibi. È riportata una prima applicazione sperimentale e sono discusse le prospettive future nel mondo del cibo. ------ This paper deals with the complex theme of food sound design, focusing this issue at the core of the design process and considering it as a real project requirement. Some opportunities of sound design will be proposed, as well as some criticalities to be always considered. It will propose the application of SounBe, a patented method and tool developed drawing information from psychoacoustics and sensory analysis fields, that allows to compare by a standardized procedure the sounds produced by material samples or foodstuffs. A first experimental application of the method will be presented and, in conclusion, several future perspectives in the world of food will be discussed.

  18. The German experience with grid-connected PV-systems

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    Erge, T.; Hoffmann, V.U.; Kiefer, K.

    2001-01-01

    Grid-connected photovoltaics experienced increasing attention in Germany in recent years and are expected to face a major boost at the beginning of the new millennium. Highlights like the German 100,000-Roofs-Solar-Programme, PV programmes at schools financed by utilities and governments (e.g. 'SONNEonline' by PreussenElektra, 'Sonne in der Schule' by BMWi and 'Sonne in der Schule' by Bayernwerk) and large centralised installations of MW size ('Neue Messe Munchen' by Bayernwerk and 'Energiepark Mont-Cenis' by state Nordrhein-Westfalen, Stadtwerke Herne and European Union) count for the potential of grid-connected PV. Today in Germany a typical grid-connected PV installation of 1 kW nominal power produces average annual energy yields of 700 kWh (dependent on location and system components) and shows a high operating availability. The price per kWh from PV installations is still significantly higher than the price for conventional energy, but new funding schemes and cost models (like the large increase of feed-in tariff in Germany due to the Act on Granting Priority to Renewable Energy Sources in 2000) give optimism about the future. (Author)

  19. Storage of hazardous substances in bonded warehouses

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    2008-01-01

    A variety of special regulations exist in Costa Rica for registration and transport of hazardous substances; these set the requirements for entry into the country and the security of transport units. However, the regulations mentioned no specific rules for storing hazardous substances. Tax deposits have been the initial place where are stored the substances that enter the country.The creation of basic rules that would be regulating the storage of hazardous substances has taken place through the analysis of regulations and national and international laws governing hazardous substances. The regulatory domain that currently exists will be established with a field research in fiscal deposits in the metropolitan area. The storage and security measures that have been used by the personnel handling the substances will be identified to be putting the reality with that the hazardous substances have been handled in tax deposits. A rule base for the storage of hazardous substances in tax deposits can be made, protecting the safety of the environment in which are manipulated and avoiding a possible accident causing a mess around. The rule will have the characteristics of the storage warehouses hazardous substances, such as safety standards, labeling standards, infrastructure features, common storage and transitional measures that must possess and meet all bonded warehouses to store hazardous substances. (author) [es

  20. Gas flow research at a plane screw type machine model. Pt. 2; Gasspaltstroemungen in einem ebenen Schraubenmaschinenmodell. T. 2

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    1998-12-31

    Gas flows in screw-type machines are effecting the energy conversion of the machine by the leakage mass flows and entropy flows inside the machine. The profile meshing clearance and the housing gap have an essential influence. Here the gas flow at the housing gap with non moving gap bounds is investigated. The used and developed measuring and image analysis technique is explained. Qualitative Schlieren pictures of the flow at three different tooth tips, i.e. gap styles are following to enable a comparison of the flow shapes. The application of a plane screw type machine model with moving gap bounds will be meant to be a contribution towards the investigation of the gas flow conditions in the gaps. (orig.) [Deutsch] Gasspaltstroemungen in Schraubenmaschinen wirken als Leckmassen- und Entropiestroeme erheblich auf die Energiewandlungsguete der Maschine. Besonderen Einfluss haben der Profileingriffs- sowie der Gehaeusespalt. In diesem Beitrag wird die Gehaeusespaltstroemung am Nebenrotor mit feststehender Stroemungsberandung untersucht. Nach Erlaeuterungen zur verwendeten und entwickelten Mess- und Bildverarbeitungstechnik folgen qualitative Schlierenbilder der Stroemung an drei unterschiedlichen Zahnkopf- und damit Spaltformen, die einen Vergleich der Stroemungsformen ermoeglichen. Der naechste Schritt zur Klaerung der Stroemungsverhaeltnisse in den Spalten besteht aus der Einfuehrung eines ebenen Schraubenmaschinenmodells mit drehenden Rotorscheiben. (orig.)

  1. COSÌ PARLA LA BUONA GIOVINETTA: QUESTIONI DI MORALE E DI LINGUA IN “COME VORREI UNA FANCIULLA” DI IDA BACCINI

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    Si fornirà quindi una descrizione delle soluzioni linguistiche del testo - con particolare attenzione al rapporto con le scelte manzoniane - opportunamente messe in relazione con l’impostazione pedagogica conservatrice manifestata dalla Baccini, che appare ancora ben lontana dalle idee emancipazioniste abbracciate in seguito. Thus speaks the good damsel: morals and language in “Come vorrei una fanciulla” by Ida Baccini  The post-unification period was a decisive moment in Italian linguistic history, characterized by the gradual and difficult replacement of local dialects with Tuscan-Florentine Italian used by increasingly large numbers of the population, thanks to the synergistic actions of lexicography, educational manuals and children's literature. This paper focuses on a prominent figure in the linguistic and cultural Italianization process: the writer and journalist Ida Baccini (1850-1911. She was the author of pedagogical works for children, among which stands out Le memorie di un pulcino (1875. The paper focuses on one of Baccini’s manuals for the education of young women, a sector which counts numerous late nineteenth century contributions. Come vorrei una fanciulla (1884, like all pedagogical writings of the time, proposed an explicit behavioral model and implicitly conveyed at the same time a specific linguistic style for females. Descriptions of the linguistic solutions in the text - with particular attention on the relationship to Manzonian choices - linked toBaccini’s conservative pedagogical approach, appears very distant from the ideas later embraced by emancipationists.

  2. Delivering Online Examinations: A Case Study

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    Full Text Available Delivering Online Examinations: A Case Study Jason HOWARTH John MESSING Irfan ALTAS Charles Sturt University Wagga Wagga-AUSTRALIA ABSTRACT This paper represents a brief case study of delivering online examinations to a worldwide audience. These examinations are delivered in partnership with a commercial online testing company as part of the Industry Master’s degree at Charles Sturt University (CSU. The Industry Master’s degree is an academic program for students currently employed in the IT industry. Using Internet Based Testing (IBT, these students are examined in test centres throughout the world. This offers many benefits. For example, students have the freedom of sitting exams at any time during a designated interval. Computer-based testing also provides instructors with valuable feedback through test statistics and student comments. In this paper, we document CSU’s use of the IBT system, including how tests are built and delivered, and how both human and statistical feedback is used to evaluate and enhance the testing process.

  3. Lack of strategic insight: the "dirty bomb" effort.

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    Goffman, Tom

    2009-01-01

    Multiple countries including the United States and France are investing heavily in countermeasures to the threat of a "dirty bomb." All of the machinery simply involves a variation on a Geiger counter that picks up excess photon irradiation. Classically, a "dirty bomb" is defined as a dangerous radioactive material mixed in a variety of ways with high explosive, so when detonated, radioactive material is dispersed. Solid radioactive material such as Cesium or Cobalt sends off very penetrating ('hard') photons from which one cannot simply be protected by sheet lead or a heavy door. For official occasions with dignitaries of State, such a bomb could prove a modest distraction, but simple radiation physics suggests such a bomb would be limited in the damage it could cause, would largely be a mess to be cleaned up by an appropriately trained crew, would involve a very confined area, and thoroughly fails to comprehend the mentality of al-Queda 'central' that wishes to follow 9/11 with an equal or greater show of terrorist force. The author would argue this sort of mind-think occurs when you have too few people in the hard sciences in your intelligence sections.

  4. Game Theory Model of Traffic Participants within Amber Time at Signalized Intersection

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    Qi, Weiwei; Wen, Huiying; Fu, Chuanyun; Song, Mo

    2014-01-01

    The traffic light scheme is composed of red, green, and amber lights, and it has been defined clearly for the traffic access of red and green lights; however, the definition of that for the amber light is indistinct, which leads to the appearance of uncertainty factors and serious traffic conflicts during the amber light. At present, the traffic administrations are faced with the decision of whether to forbid passing or not during the amber light in the cities of China. On one hand, it will go against the purpose of setting amber lights if forbidding passing; on the other hand, it may lead to a mess of traffic flow running if not. And meanwhile the drivers are faced with the decision of passing the intersection or stopping during the amber light as well. So the decision-making behavior of traffic administrations and drivers can be converted into a double game model. And through quantification of their earnings in different choice conditions, the optimum decision-making plan under specific conditions could be solved via the Nash equilibrium solution concept. Thus the results will provide a basis for the formulation of the traffic management strategy. PMID:25580108

  5. Regulatory Infrastructure for Radiation Safety and the Security of Radioactive Sources in Sudan, Present Status, Achievements and Future Challenges

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    Osman, M.Y.

    2008-01-01

    Regulation of the use of ionizing radiation started formally in 1971 when an act has been issued by which the ministry of health was entitled to establish a Radiation Protection Technical Committee (RPTC) as a regulatory body. However, this act didn't come into effect because of the lack of regulations needed to execute the regulatory functions stated in that law. In 1972 the Sudan Atomic Energy Commission (SAEC) act was issued by which the commission was designated as a promoter for the use of nuclear technology. This law was later replaced by the 1996 act by which the Sudan Atomic Energy Corporation (SAEC) was established within the ministry of higher education and latter within the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST). The board of the corporation established a technical committee (Radiation Protection Technical Committee (RPTC)) to carry out the regulatory functions assigned to the board by the act. The 1996 act didn't repeal the 1971 act; as a result, the two conflicting and overlapping acts are still valid. In 2003 the 1996 act was cancelled and to be replaced by an Order of Establishment within a general law for corporations in the Sudan. In spite of all these mess in providing a proper legislative framework, the RPTC (MOST) managed to secure a fair control of the use of radiation in different applications within the country. In this report, the current status of regulating the use of ionizing radiation as well as major challenges is described

  6. Success factors impacting Latina/o persistence in higher education leading to STEM opportunities

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    Peralta, Claudia; Caspary, Melissa; Boothe, Diane

    2013-12-01

    This study investigates how Latina/Latino youth resist, conform to, and persist in schooling, and explores their preparation for an education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Using Latino Critical Race Theory as a framework, evidence of the "sticky mess" of racial inequalities (Espinoza and Harris in Calif Law Rev 10:499-559, 1997) and the concept of community cultural wealth (Yosso in Race Ethn Educ 8:69-91, 2005) will be used to understand how Latina/o students successfully persist in college. Quantitative and qualitative findings collected at two public universities in 2007-2012 show that Latina/o parents play a significant role in influencing their children's decision to attend college; family, friend and community support and hard work have also been instrumental in college success. This is evident through parents' encouragement to persist, expectations to do well and students serving as role models for siblings and peers. As policy makers in the educational arena emphasize STEM fields, there is a significant opportunity for Latino students to make valuable contributions.

  7. In-flight wind identification and soft landing control for autonomous unmanned powered parafoils

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    Luo, Shuzhen; Tan, Panlong; Sun, Qinglin; Wu, Wannan; Luo, Haowen; Chen, Zengqiang

    2018-04-01

    For autonomous unmanned powered parafoil, the ability to perform a final flare manoeuvre against the wind direction can allow a considerable reduction of horizontal and vertical velocities at impact, enabling a soft landing for a safe delivery of sensible loads; the lack of knowledge about the surface-layer winds will result in messing up terminal flare manoeuvre. Moreover, unknown or erroneous winds can also prevent the parafoil system from reaching the target area. To realize accurate trajectory tracking and terminal soft landing in the unknown wind environment, an efficient in-flight wind identification method merely using Global Positioning System (GPS) data and recursive least square method is proposed to online identify the variable wind information. Furthermore, a novel linear extended state observation filter is proposed to filter the groundspeed of the powered parafoil system calculated by the GPS information to provide a best estimation of the present wind during flight. Simulation experiments and real airdrop tests demonstrate the great ability of this method to in-flight identify the variable wind field, and it can benefit the powered parafoil system to fulfil accurate tracking control and a soft landing in the unknown wind field with high landing accuracy and strong wind-resistance ability.

  8. Dinámica erosión/sedimentación: diseño y aplicación del Modelo de Erosión/Sedimentación para la Cuenca del Río Nosara (MES

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    Aurora Hernández Ulate

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    Full Text Available El Modelo de Erosión/Sedimentaciónpara la Cuenca del Río Nosara (MESse ha diseñado para estimar las áreasque son susceptibles a la erosión o a lasedimentación. Este modelo combina capascon información de la textura del suelo, laprofundidad, la geomorfología, la pendiente,la precipitación y el uso de la tierra en unSistema de Información Geográfico (SIG.Los resultados obtenidos para la cuenca deestudio con la interpolación de las capas enel SIG mostraron cómo en 1979, las áreasafectadas por la sedimentación o sin erosiónevidente fueron superiores a las registradasen 1992 e iguales a las del periodo 2004-2006. Esto se puede explicar por la falta decobertura de la tierra en 1992, lo que elevólas áreas que sufrían procesos de erosiónintensos o moderados.

  9. Per una retorica dell’assenza. Fascinazioni giapponesi nell’ultimo romanzo di V.V. Nabokov

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    Irina Marchesini

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    Full Text Available Il concetto di assenza sembra svolgere la funzione di pilastro portante all’interno della poetica nabokoviana: la sua azione, che è costantemente tematica in tutti i romanzi, così come nella poesia, diventa in certi casi strutturale. Ciò è particolarmente evidente nella sua ultima opera, rimasta incompiuta, The Original of Laura (Dying is fun (2009. Leggere questo libro attraverso il prisma della categoria di lotmaniana memoria pieno-vuoto rivela una strategia semantica e sintagmatica di significazione dell’esperienza tipicamente nabokoviana: il pieno viene evocato dal vuoto e dalla segmentazione. È proprio in quest’ottica che si vogliono indagare le strategie di rappresentazione del corpo femminile messe in atto in questo testo, concentrandosi in particolar modo sulla produttività della figura retorica dell’asindeto. Si commenterà poi la fascinazione dell’autore nei confronti della cultura giapponese, che si rivela decisamente in sintonia con l’immagine di ‘donna’ già sviluppata da Nabokov nelle sue poesie russe.

  10. LEGAL AID IN INDIA: RETUNING PHILOSOPHICAL CHORDS

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    S. Chandra

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Legal aid in India has evolved over the last few decades since 42nd Amendment to the Indian Constitution. This paper attempts to provide philosophical underpinnings suggesting how legal aid model has evolved over the years and excogitate a newer trajectory for its future evolution. It delves into weighing Kant’s imperfect duty justifying a charity based regime and marks a transition to utilitarian model suggesting requirement of institutional need to address issues of basic liberty of ‘access to justice.’ It also spells out Rawls’ principles of justice and attempts to explore their applicability in the Indian context, to chart out a road map for future. While contrasting different models on legal aids, it makes a finding that, India doesn’t accord priority to liberty of access to justice. The Indian Supreme Court has emerged as a bastion of liberty but the finer details of the enactment has been messed up by the Indian lawmakers. The lower compensation to lawyers and lack of alternative incentives in attracting established litigators, testifies this. There is a convergence in Kantian duty of benevolence and Rawls’ liberty principle but in the world of moral relativism, a fair compensation must precede before imposing any obligation on lawyers to take up pro bono matters, as doing so, is likely to compromise their ‘true needs.’

  11. Saul bellow's henderson, the rain king — a coming to terms with his self and with the world around Saul bellow's henderson, the rain king — a coming to terms with his self and with the world around

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    Full Text Available As the plot focuses on Henderson, our starting point wil be a presentation of his most important characteristics, so we can better understand the developing of the action. Henderson, at the age of fifty-five, is not a happy man. Although he has a nice wife and kids, plenty of money and time to enjoy life and its pleasures, he thinks he has made a mess of his life. Physically, he describes himself as "six feet four inches tall. Two hundred and thirty pounds - An enormous head, rugged, with hair like Persian lamb's fur. Suspicious eyes, usually narrowed. Blustering ways. A great nose" (p.8. His appearance is, to say the least, remarkable. And he made it still more remarkable by the kind of clothes he liked to wear. He is a person who requires " large and real emotions" (p. 25 and that is why he was happy when he was in the war; /the civilian life bored him. Although he is always quarreling and many times "behaved like a bum", he wants to belong, to be accepted. On p. 256, when he's telling about one of his experiences with king Dahfu, what kind of words came instinctively from his mouth? "and certain words crept into my roars, like "God", "Help", "Lord Have Mercy"... plus snatches from the Messiah (he was despised and rejected, a man of sorrows, etcetera". He feels there is a similarity between the Messiah and himself. Another aspect of his contradictory personality is the combination of sensitivity and a taste for hard manual work. The same hands that have"thrown down boars and pinned them and gelded them" (p. 32 also played the violin. As the plot focuses on Henderson, our starting point wil be a presentation of his most important characteristics, so we can better understand the developing of the action. Henderson, at the age of fifty-five, is not a happy man. Although he has a nice wife and kids, plenty of money and time to enjoy life and its pleasures, he thinks he has made a mess of his life. Physically, he

  12. Smart Parking Pricing: procedure per una sosta perequativa

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    Romano Fistola

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available Il rapporto fra città e auto è in crisi da tempo e la difficile relazione è ancor più enfatizzata dalle difficoltà “respiratorie” che le moderne concentrazioni urbane manifestano quotidianamente. Secondo il IV Rapporto APAT sulla qualità dell’ambiente urbano in 13 aree urbane (sulle 18 monitorate si verifica un superamento delle soglie di PM10 e NO2 ammessi dalla legge. Come è noto il trasporto veicolare su strada rappresenta la principale fonte emissiva dei due pericolo di inquinanti. Considerando i livelli di inquinamento integrato (aria, rumore, OEM raggiunti dalle maggiori città italiane risulta chiaro come si debba concretamente ripensare il rapporto fra città e auto e pensare a scindere il connubio. Gran parte dell’esposione urbana è riconducibile al ridisegno del tessuto che, dalla rivoluzione industriale in poi, ha posto il veicolo a motore, eccezionale interprete della cultura futurista degli anni ‘30, Le politiche di contrasto e/o scoraggiamento messe in essere sono oramai consolidate in molte città mondiali. Il crescente ricorso al Road Pricing, in particolare nelle forme anglosassoni di Congestion Charge, evidenzia una diffusa tendenza ad avversare la penetrazione veicolare al centro urbano ed a respingere i flussi in aree di corona. Il convincimento che nella città, o perlomeno nelle sue parti centrali, si debba limitare fino a tentare di escludere la circolazione veicolare privata, è oramai convincimento diffuso anche degli amministratori. Va tuttavia considerato il rovescio della medaglia che riguarda la domanda insoddisfatta di mobilità da parte del Trasporto Pupplico Locale (TPL di molte città italiane. Per prefigurare qualche possibile soluzione appare quindi necessario ragionare in un’ottica nuova che consideri elementi quali: la polarizzazione effettiva dei flussi di mobilità da parte delle funzioni urbane, la disponibilità di sistemi di TPL in sede propria che rappresentino un

  13. Bacterial Community Analysis, New Exoelectrogen Isolation and Enhanced Performance of Microbial Electrochemical Systems Using Nano-Decorated Anodes

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    Xu, Shoutao

    Microbial electrochemical systems (MESs) have attracted much research attention in recent years due to their promising applications in renewable energy generation, bioremediation, and wastewater treatment. In a MES, microorganisms interact with electrodes via electrons, catalyzing oxidation and reduction reactions at the anode and the cathode. The bacterial community of a high power mixed consortium MESs (maximum power density is 6.5W/m2) was analyzed by using denature gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) and 16S DNA clone library methods. The bacterial DGGE profiles were relatively complex (more than 10 bands) but only three brightly dominant bands in DGGE results. These results indicated there are three dominant bacterial species in mixed consortium MFCs. The 16S DNA clone library method results revealed that the predominant bacterial species in mixed culture is Geobacter sp (66%), Arcobacter sp and Citrobacter sp. These three bacterial species reached to 88% of total bacterial species. This result is consistent with the DGGE result which showed that three bright bands represented three dominant bacterial species. Exoelectrogenic bacterial strain SX-1 was isolated from a mediator-less microbial fuel cell by conventional plating techniques with ferric citrate as electron acceptor under anaerobic conditions. Phylogenetic analysis of the 16S rDNA sequence revealed that it was related to the members of Citrobacter genus with Citrobacter sp. sdy-48 being the most closely related species. The bacterial strain SX-1 produced electricity from citrate, acetate, glucose, sucrose, glycerol, and lactose in MFCs with the highest current density of 205 mA/m2 generated from citrate. Cyclic voltammetry analysis indicated that membrane associated proteins may play an important role in facilitating electron transfer from the bacteria to the electrode. This is the first study that demonstrates that Citrobacter species can transfer electrons to extracellular electron acceptors

  14. Determination of refractive and volatile elements in sediment using laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry

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    Duodu, Godfred Odame [School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering, Science and Engineering Faculty, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), 2 George St, 4001, QLD (Australia); Goonetilleke, Ashantha [School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment, Science and Engineering Faculty, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), 2 George St, 4001, QLD (Australia); Allen, Charlotte [Institute for Future Environments, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), 2 George St, 4001, QLD (Australia); Ayoko, Godwin A., E-mail: g.ayoko@qut.edu.au [School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering, Science and Engineering Faculty, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), 2 George St, 4001, QLD (Australia)

    2015-10-22

    Wet-milling protocol was employed to produce pressed powder tablets with excellent cohesion and homogeneity suitable for laser ablation (LA) analysis of volatile and refractive elements in sediment. The influence of sample preparation on analytical performance was also investigated, including sample homogeneity, accuracy and limit of detection. Milling in volatile solvent for 40 min ensured sample is well mixed and could reasonably recover both volatile (Hg) and refractive (Zr) elements. With the exception of Cr (−52%) and Nb (+26%) major, minor and trace elements in STSD-1 and MESS-3 could be analysed within ±20% of the certified values. Comparison of the method with total digestion method using HF was tested by analysing 10 different sediment samples. The laser method recovers significantly higher amounts of analytes such as Ag, Cd, Sn and Sn than the total digestion method making it a more robust method for elements across the periodic table. LA-ICP-MS also eliminates the interferences from chemical reagents as well as the health and safety risks associated with digestion processes. Therefore, it can be considered as an enhanced method for the analysis of heterogeneous matrices such as river sediments. - Highlights: • Wet milling was used to produce pressed tablet sediment for LA-ICP-MS analysis. • Milling was effective for refractive elements with narrow range of particle size. • This is the first use of LA-ICP-MS for Hg analysis in sediment samples. • Acceptable accuracy and precision were obtained for most of the elements studied. • Detection limits down to parts per trillion were observed for some elements.

  15. Coleridge e il Novecento italiano: Luzi, Fenoglio e Giudici traduttori della Rime of the Ancient Mariner

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    Laura Organte

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    Full Text Available Questo lavoro propone un’analisi stilistica comparativa delle prime tre versioni “d’autore” novecentesche della Rime of the Ancient Mariner – quella di Mario Luzi (1949, quella di Beppe Fenoglio (1955, e quella di Giovanni Giudici (1987, con lo scopo di valutare i rapporti di forza che agiscono di volta in volta fra la tradizione letteraria del testo di partenza, quella della cultura di arrivo e gli idioletti dei traduttori. Verranno dunque messe a confronto in primo luogo le scelte – radicalmente diverse – adottate per trasporre il complesso e rigoroso meccanismo metrico della Rime, i suoi versi brevi e fortemente cadenzati e il fitto sistema delle rime e delle rispondenze foniche. In un secondo momento verrà esaminato l’atteggiamento di ciascun traduttore di fronte alla lingua, e la rassegna delle scelte lessicali sarà, infine, mirata a vagliare le tonalità utilizzate per rendere la difficile miscela messa a punto da Coleridge tra vocabolario poetico e «language really used by men».This paper provides a comparative stylistic analysis of the first three translations “d’autore” of the Rime of the Ancient Mariner published in Italy in the 20th century by Mario Luzi (1949, Beppe Fenoglio (1955 and Giovanni Giudici (1987. Such analysis aims to appraise the relationships acting in the translation process among the literary tradition of the original text, the Italian culture, and the translators’ idiolects. Therefore, the essay will compare the differences among the choices adopted to transpose the complex and rigorous metric mechanism of Coleridge’s Rime, the short and strongly rhythmic verses, and the dense system of rhymes and phonic correspondences. Secondly, the attitude of each translator will be addressed concerning the language, while the review of the lexical choices will finally aim to examine the tonalities deployed to convey the difficult mixture of poetic dictionary and “language really used by man”.

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

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    Ceccanti, Mauro; Iannitelli, Angela; Fiore, Marco

    2018-01-01

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

  17. An assessment of the vulnerability of carotid plaques: a comparative study between intraplaque neovascularization and plaque echogenicity

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    Zhou, Yangyang; Li, Yan; Bai, Yang; Chen, Ying; Sun, Xiaofeng; Zhu, Yingqiao; Wu, Jiang

    2013-01-01

    Carotid plaque echolucency as detected by Color Doppler ultrasonography (CDUS) has been used as a potential marker of plaque vulnerability. However, contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) has recently been shown to be a valuable method to evaluate the vulnerability and neovascularization within carotid atherosclerotic plaques. The aim of this study was to compare CEUS and CDUS in the assessment of plaque vulnerability using transcranial color Doppler (TCD) monitoring of microembolic signals (MES) as a reference technique. A total of 46 subjects with arterial stenosis (≥ 50%) underwent a carotid duplex ultrasound, TCD monitoring of MES and CEUS (SonoVue doses of 2.0 mL) within a span of 3 days. The agreement between the CEUS, CDUS, and MES findings was assessed with a chi-square test. A p-value less than 0.05 was considered statistically significant. Neovascularization was observed in 30 lesions (44.4%). The vascular risk factors for stroke were similar and there were no age or gender differences between the 2 groups. Using CEUS, MES were identified in 2 patients (12.5%) within class 1 (non-neovascularization) as opposed to 15 patients (50.0%) within class 2 (neovascularization) (p = 0.023). CDUS revealed no significant differences in the appearance of the MES between the 2 groups (hyperechoic and hypoechoic) (p = 0.237). This study provides preliminary evidence to suggest that intraplaque neovascularization detected by CEUS is associated with the presence of MESs, where as plaque echogenicity on traditional CDUS does not. These findings argue that CEUS may better identify high-risk plaques

  18. 13. Italian-Hungarian Symposium on spectrochemistry: environmental contamination and food safety. Book of Abstract; 13. Simposio italo-ungherese di spettrochimica: contaminazione ambientale e sicurezza alimentare

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    Bottoni, P [Department of Environment and Primary Prevention, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome (Italy); Caroli, S [Department of Food Safety and Veterinary Public Health, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome (Italy)

    2008-07-01

    This edition of the Symposium focuses primarily on the impact of environmental pollution on food safety. With about 90 contributions, equally distributed between oral and poster presentations, some of the major challenges posed by anthropic activities to food commodities are discussed. The role of modern analytical techniques in this context is highlighted particularly as regards the importance of reliable experimental information in the decision-making process. The Symposium features seven oral sessions, devoted, respectively, to basic research, manufacturers, water, soil and sediment, atmosphere, food and research in Antarctica. Presentations in the poster sessions are grouped likewise. The variety of issues dealt with in this conference give ample evidence of the progress made so far by analytical sciences in this field and set the stage for further innovative research. [Italian] Questa edizione del Simposio e dedicata soprattutto alle conseguenze della contaminazione ambientale sulla sicurezza degli alimenti. Alcune delle sfide piu rilevanti poste dalle attivita umane alla integrita dei prodotti alimentari sono discusse in circa 90 contributi, equamente distribuiti tra relazioni orali e poster. Vengono particolarmente messe in luce l'importanza delle attuali tecniche analitiche per produrre informazioni sperimentali attendibili e la rilevanza di queste ultime nel processo decisionale. Le sette sessioni orali sono dedicate, rispettivamente, alla ricerca di base, ai costruttori di strumentazione, alle acque, ai suoli e sedimenti, all'atmosfera, agli alimenti ed alla ricerca in Antartide. Le presentazioni poster si articolano in modo analogo. L'ampiezza dei temi esposti dimostra concretamente l'innovazione ad oggi apportata in questo settore dalle scienze analitiche e pone le basi per ricerche ancora piu avanzate.

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

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    2003-05-01

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

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

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

  20. Edificio de Oficinas en Viena – Austria

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    Lippert, Georg

    1979-05-01

    Full Text Available The main offices of Austrian Airlines are located in the outskirts of Vienna. in a large lot, 32,700 m2 in area, of which 13,000 m2 are occupied by the building, while the remaining surface are yards and landscaping. The building consists of four stories above ground and an ample basement for car park and services. The aboveground floors are distributed into numerous offices and rooms, plus a restaurant and coffee shop for guests and mess all for 800 employees and a kitchen. Outstanding in the architectural design is a 32 m-high tower conceived as a distinct element, symbolizing and suggesting from faraway the nature of the company's activities.

    Las oficinas centrales de la Austrian Airlines están emplazadas en las proximidades de Viena, en una amplia parcela de 32.700 m2, de los que la construcción ocupa 13.000, destinados los restantes a Jardines y explanadas. El edificio consta de cuatro plantas de altura máxima y un amplio sótano destinado a servicios y aparcamientos. En las plantas superiores se distribuyen numerosos despachos y oficinas, restaurante y cafetería para clientes, y comedor, con cocina, para una plantilla de 800 empleados. En el planteamiento arquitectónico destaca una torre de 32 m de altura, concebida como elemento distintivo capaz de sugerir, a distancia, la naturaleza de la actividad de la compañía.

  1. Tuning the city: Johannesburg and the 2010 World Cup Ajustando a cidade: Joanesburgo e a Copa do Mundo 2010

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    Andrea Pavoni

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper is about space, security and control, how their relationship unfolds in the contemporary city, how normative ordering(s emerge out of the urban ‘mess’, and specifically how this occurs in the extraordinary spatio-temporal context of the mega-event (ME. Theoretically inspired by contemporary ecological and post-phenomenological strands of geographical research, and empirically grounded on a fieldwork carried out in the city of Johannesburg during the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the paper seeks to think the urban spatiality beyond the familiar dichotomies in which it is usually forced,2 addressing the multiple agglomerations of human and nonhuman, tangible and intangible elements which constitute it. The main purpose is to account for the way the spacing of the World Cup impacts on such spatiality or, in other words, for how the orderings of the mega-event and that of the city encounter, and with what consequences. This goal is pursued by focusing on discourses, practices and perceptions of safety and security, given the key role they play in the production of urban order and in the implementation of MEs, as well as the paramount significance they assume in the context of post-apartheid South Africa, and particularly in its most troubled metropolis, Johannesburg. I believe that more sophisticated theorisations and less conventional methodologies are needed if we are to grasp the spatial impact of mega-events on the city, whose deeply contextualised and always unique outcome must be emphasised against the tendency to develop standardised ways to look at it. This paper is a partial move in this direction.

  2. Getting IT right.

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    Feld, Charlie S; Stoddard, Donna B

    2004-02-01

    Modern information technology started four decades ago, yet in most major corporations, IT remains an expensive mess. This is partly because the relatively young and rapidly evolving practice of IT continues to be either grossly misunderstood or blindly ignored by top management. Senior managers know how to talk about finances because they all speak or understand the language of profit and loss and balance sheets. But when they allow themselves to be befuddled by IT discussions or bedazzled by three-letter acronyms, they shirk a critical responsibility. In this article, the authors say a systematic approach to understanding and executing IT can and should be implemented, and it should be organized along three interconnected principles: A Long-Term IT Renewal Plan Linked to Corporate Strategy. Such a plan focuses the entire IT group on the company's over-arching goals during a multiyear period, makes appropriate investments directed toward cutting costs in the near term, and generates a detailed blueprint for long-term systems rejuvenation and value creation. A Simplified, Unifying Corporate Technology Platform. Instead of relying on vertically oriented data silos that serve individual corporate units (HR, accounting, and so on), companies adopt a clean, horizontally oriented architecture designed to serve the whole organization. A Highly Functional, Performance-Oriented IT Organization. Instead of functioning as if it were different from the rest of the firm or as a loose confederation of tribes, the IT department works as a team and operates according to corporate performance standards. Getting IT right demands the same inspired leadership and superb execution that other parts of the business require. By sticking to the three central principles outlined in this article, companies can turn IT from a quagmire into a powerful weapon.

  3. Implementing Participatory Water Management: Recent Advances in Theory, Practice, and Evaluation

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    Yorck von Korff

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Many current water planning and management problems are riddled with high levels of complexity, uncertainty, and conflict, so-called "messes" or "wicked problems." The realization that there is a need to consider a wide variety of values, knowledge, and perspectives in a collaborative decision making process has led to a multitude of new methods and processes being proposed to aid water planning and management, which include participatory forms of modeling, planning, and decision aiding processes. However, despite extensive scientific discussions, scholars have largely been unable to provide satisfactory responses to two pivotal questions: (1 What are the benefits of using participatory approaches?; (2 How exactly should these approaches be implemented in complex social-ecological settings to realize these potential benefits? In the study of developing social-ecological system sustainability, the first two questions lead to a third one that extends beyond the one-time application of participatory approaches for water management: (3 How can participatory approaches be most appropriately used to encourage transition to more sustainable ecological, social, and political regimes in different cultural and spatial contexts? The answer to this question is equally open. This special feature on participatory water management attempts to propose responses to these three questions by outlining recent advances in theory, practice, and evaluation related to the implementation of participatory water management. The feature is largely based on an extensive range of case studies that have been implemented and analyzed by cross-disciplinary research teams in collaboration with practitioners, and in a number of cases in close cooperation with policy makers and other interested parties such as farmers, fishermen, environmentalists, and the wider public.

  4. An epidemiological study on the predictors of health status of food handlers in food establishments of teaching hospitals of North India.

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    Singh, Arun; Katyal, Rashmi; Chaudhary, Varsha; Narula, Kusum; Upadhayay, Deepak; Singh, Shailendra Pratap

    2015-01-01

    The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (USDHHS-CDC 1996) revealed that the outbreaks of food borne diseases include inadequate cooking, heating, or re-heating of foods consumption of food from unsafe sources, cooling food inappropriately and allowing too much of a time lapse. As we all know that the food handlers have been working in various types of community kitchen and their health status can affect the status of food hygiene which can lead to contamination of foods attributing to acute gastroenteritis and food poisoning in various subgroups of the population e.g., medical/dental/nursing students. The background characteristics of these food handlers may have important role to affect health status of these handlers. The indexed study was carried out among the food handlers working in the food establishments the 5 teaching hospitals of Bareilly city in U.P. India during one year i.e., from August 2013 to July 2014. The survey method using schedule was conducted to get information about the background characteristics and food handlers and each food handler was examined clinically for assessing health status. Chi-Square test was used as test of significance and regression analysis was also done to nullifying the effect of confounders. The health status of the mess workers was found to be significantly associated with use of gloves, hand washing after toilet and hand washing before cooking and serving food. The rationale of this study was that though many studies have been carried out to show the health status of the food handlers and their background characteristics, no study has highlighted the association of these background characteristics and personal hygiene practices with the health status of food handlers.

  5. Nuclear astrophysics of supernovae

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    Cooperstein, J.

    1988-01-01

    In this paper, I'll give a general introduction to Supernova Theory, beginning with the presupernova evolution and ending with the later stages of the explosion. This will be distilled from a colloquium type of talk. It is necessary to have the whole supernova picture in one's mind's eye when diving into some of its nooks and crannies, as it is quite a mess of contradictory ingredients. We will have some discussion of supernova 1987a, but will keep our discussion more general. Second, we'll look at the infall and bounce of the star, seeing why it goes unstable, what dynamics it follows as it collapses, and how and why it bounces back. From there, we will go on to look at the equation of state (EOS) in more detail. We'll consider the cases T = 0 and T > 0. We'll focus on /rho/ 0 , and then /rho/ > /rho/ 0 and the EOS of neutron stars, and whether or not they contain cores of strange matter. There are many things we could discuss here and not enough time. If I had more lectures, the remaining time would focus on two more questions of special interest to nuclear physicists: the electron capture reactions and neutrino transport. If time permitted, we'd have some discussion of the nucleosynthetic reactions in the explosion's debris as well. However, we cannot cover such material adequately, and I have chosen these topics because they are analytically tractable, pedagogically useful, and rather important. 23 refs., 14 figs., 3 tabs

  6. Multifunzionalità e conflittualità nelle Zone 30

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    Luca Staricco

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Le Zone 30 costituiscono una misura di riorganizzazione e ridisegno dello spazio stradale, volta a migliorare la compatibilità delle diverse funzioni che tale spazio deve assolvere, in termini di mobilità, vita relazionale, qualità ambientale ed estetica del paesaggio urbano. L’imposizione del limite di velocità dei 30 km/h può però innescare la vivace opposizione dei residenti e degli utenti dell’area, perché sembra penalizzare quella funzione di mobilità che attualmente, alla luce del forte squilibrio modale verso il traffico motorizzato privato, risulta predominante – con forme di maggiore o minore incompatibilità  – rispetto alle altre. L’articolo prende in esame queste manifestazioni di conflittualità che possono emergere a fronte di misure di moderazione della velocità, approfondendo in particolare lo studio di caso relativo alla Zona 30 di Mirafiori Nord a Torino. Da tale caso, e dall’analisi delle principali linee guida europee sulla moderazione del traffico, vengono messe in evidenza le condizioni per prevenire o gestire le eventuali opposizioni locali. In particolare, un ruolo importante deve essere svolto dal processo di partecipazione dei cittadini: da un lato, esso deve permettere loro di comprendere la filosofia di fondo delle Zone 30, con gli effettivi costi e benefici che ne possono derivare; dall’altro lato, deve coinvolgerli direttamente nelle scelte volte a fare della messa in sicurezza anche un’occasione di riqualificazione e rigenerazione del quartiere.

  7. WIRED BY WEBER: The Story of the First Searcher and Searches for Gravitational Waves

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    Trimble, Virginia

    2017-01-01

    Joe Weber, the last child of eastern European immigrants, had a ham radio license at age 10. He also wired the mess hall of the US Naval Academy for sound, causing the chatter and clashing crockery of his fellow midshipmen to be drowned out by Schubert's Great C Major symphony. He kept a 6 cm radar (not standard equipment on submarine chasers) working before and during the Sicilian landing and ended ``his'' war in charge of electronic countermeasures for the Navy. Hired as a full professor of electrical engineering and ordered to get a PhD in something, somewhere, by the University of Maryland in 1949, he talked with George Gamow (a story for a different time), but ended up working with Keith Laidler at Catholic University of America on the inversion spectrum of ammonia, building and using a 2-meter traveling wave tube. That, plus a lecture by Karl Herzfeld on the Einstein A and B coefficients, led him to think about inverted populations as amplifiers and spectrometers. His talk at an IEEE conference and the subsequent paper were the first ``open source'' presentations of what we now call masers and lasers. Then came his interest in General Relativity and the desire to bring this beautiful theory into contact with laboratory science. He started building and then operating bar detectors for gravitational waves in 1965-66, and reporting results from 1968-69. The scientific community first took an enormous interest in his work, then ``voted him off the island'' starting in about 1973. He continued to operate bar detectors, and later perfect crystal detectors for neutrinos, until his death on 30 September 2000 (Rosh Hashonah that year). The first LIGO event was recorded on his 15th Jarhzeit. We had, by that time, been married for 28.5 years, and it was a joy to watch him pick the right resistor or capacitor out of a box of miscellaneous electronic components.

  8. Speaking Too Soon: The Sabotage of Bail Reform in New South Wales

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    Julia Quilter

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Within just over one month of coming into operation in May 2014, the new Bail Act 2013 (NSW, a product of long-term law reform consideration, was reviewed and then amended after talk-back radio ‘shock jock’ and tabloid newspaper outcry over three cases. This article examines the media triggers, the main arguments of the review conducted by former New South Wales (NSW Attorney General John Hatzistergos, and the amendments, with our analysis of the judicial interpretation of the Act thus far providing relevant background. We argue that the amendments are premature, unnecessary, create complexity and confusion, and, quite possibly, will have unintended consequences: in short, they are a mess. The whole process of reversal is an example of law and order politics driven by the shock jocks and tabloid media, the views of which, are based on fundamental misconceptions of the purpose of bail and its place in the criminal process, resulting in a conflation of accusation, guilt and punishment. Other consequences of the review and amendments process recognised in this article include the denigration of judicial expertise and lack of concern with evidence and process; the disproportionate influence of the shock jocks, tabloids and Police Association of NSW on policy formation; the practice of using retired politicians to produce ‘quick fix’ reviews; and the political failure to understand and defend fundamental legal principles that benefit us all and are central to the maintenance of a democratic society and the rule of law. The article concludes with some discussion of ways in which media and political debate might be conducted to produce more balanced outcomes.

  9. Biological Information Document, Radioactive Liquid Waste Treatment Facility

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    Biggs, J.

    1995-01-01

    This document is intended to act as a baseline source material for risk assessments which can be used in Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements. The current Radioactive Liquid Waste Treatment Facility (RLWTF) does not meet current General Design Criteria for Non-reactor Nuclear Facilities and could be shut down affecting several DOE programs. This Biological Information Document summarizes various biological studies that have been conducted in the vicinity of new Proposed RLWTF site and an Alternative site. The Proposed site is located on Mesita del Buey, a mess top, and the Alternative site is located in Mortandad Canyon. The Proposed Site is devoid of overstory species due to previous disturbance and is dominated by a mixture of grasses, forbs, and scattered low-growing shrubs. Vegetation immediately adjacent to the site is a pinyon-juniper woodland. The Mortandad canyon bottom overstory is dominated by ponderosa pine, willow, and rush. The south-facing slope was dominated by ponderosa pine, mountain mahogany, oak, and muhly. The north-facing slope is dominated by Douglas fir, ponderosa pine, and oak. Studies on wildlife species are limited in the vicinity of the proposed project and further studies will be necessary to accurately identify wildlife populations and to what extent they utilize the project area. Some information is provided on invertebrates, amphibians and reptiles, and small mammals. Additional species information from other nearby locations is discussed in detail. Habitat requirements exist in the project area for one federally threatened wildlife species, the peregrine falcon, and one federal candidate species, the spotted bat. However, based on surveys outside of the project area but in similar habitats, these species are not expected to occur in either the Proposed or Alternative RLWTF sites. Habitat Evaluation Procedures were used to evaluate ecological functioning in the project area

  10. Ultrasound assisted mercury extraction from soil and sediment

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    Collasiol, Andre; Pozebon, Dirce; Maia, Sandra M.

    2004-01-01

    A method for mercury (Hg) determination in soil, river sediment and marine sediment without sample digestion is investigated. Mercury determination is performed by cold vapour atomic absorption spectrometry (CV-AAS) using a flow injection system. Mercury quantitatively leaches out from the investigated marine sediment into 30% (v/v) HNO 3 assisted by ultrasonic irradiation (during 90-120 s) when sample particles size are ≤120 μm. Similar conditions can be applied for Hg determination in river sediment and soil, excepting the time of sonication which needs to be increased to 180 s and KCl is also added to the extraction medium. The presence of 0.15% (m/v) KCl in addition to 30% (v/v) HNO 3 is seen to be effective for quantitative Hg leaching. The certified samples PACS-2 and MESS-3 (both marine sediment from NRCC), Buffalo River (NIST 8704), Montana Soil (NIST 2710) and the non-certified river sediment sample RS-3 were analysed. The attained results were well within the 95% confidence level of the certificate or close to information value. Samples were analysed using aqueous standard calibration. A characteristic mass of 25 pg, a LOD (3s) of 0.2 μg Hg l -1 and a LOQ (10s) of 0.012 μg Hg g -1 are typically attained. These are based on 800 μl of sample solution and 1.000 g of sample mass in 20 ml. The RSD of 10 consecutive runs of the sample is <5%. The proposed method was finally applied for the determination of Hg in real samples of soil, river sediment and marine sediment. The same samples were also analysed using a digestion method giving similar results

  11. The relation between family meals and health of infants and toddlers: A review.

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    Verhage, Chantal L; Gillebaart, Marleen; van der Veek, Shelley M C; Vereijken, Carolus M J L

    2018-04-11

    Family meals are associated with multiple health benefits in children and adolescents including evidence that eating together as a family may play a role in reducing childhood obesity. The current review aims to investigate whether the beneficial health effects of the family meal also apply to infants and toddlers. PubMed, Web of Science, Scopus and PsycInfo were searched and 14 empirical studies were identified. The findings were discussed according to frequency of having a family meal and parental perception, associations between the family meal and health aspects (e.g., eating behaviors and diet quality) and causal influences of these associations. Descriptive data showed that mothers offer food at a structured mealtime, but that eating together as a family was not always upheld. The frequency of family meals was positively associated with more nutrient-dense food intake and a more balanced diet. Different advantages (e.g., social importance, practical considerations) and obstacles (e.g., planning, possible mess) of the family meal were mentioned by parents. Further, having structured mealtimes and family meals was associated with more food enjoyment and less fussy and emotional eating. Finally, no causal studies were identified. The limited number of studies suggests that the pattern of positive associations between family meal and child health which has been shown in older children may also exist in infants and toddlers. More specific research is needed to examine the causality of the associations between the family meal and health of the infant and toddler. The associations between the family meal and less fussiness and emotional eating, more food enjoyment and better nutrient intake suggest that the family meal is a valuable moment to promote healthy eating in toddlers and infants. Copyright © 2018. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

  12. Determination of arsenic, lead, selenium and tin in sediments by slurry sampling electrothermal vaporization inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry using Ru as permanent modifier and NaCl as a carrier

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    Dias, Lucia Felicidade; Saint'Pierre, Tatiana D.; Maia, Sandra M.; Mesquita da Silva, Marcia A.; Frescura, Vera L.A.; Welz, Bernhard; Curtius, Adilson J.

    2002-01-01

    A procedure for the determination of As, Pb, Se and Sn in sediment slurries by electrothermal vaporization inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry is proposed. The slurry, 1 mg ml -1 , is prepared by mixing the sample ground to a particle size ≤50 μm with 5% v/v nitric and 1% v/v hydrofluoric acids in an ultrasonic bath. The slurry was homogenized with a constant flow of argon in the autosampler cup, just before transferring an aliquot to the graphite furnace. The tube was treated with Ru as a permanent modifier, and an optimized mass of 1 μg of NaCl was added as a physical carrier. The pyrolysis temperature was optimized through pyrolysis curves, and a compromised temperature of 800 deg. C was used; the vaporization temperature was 2300 deg. C. The effect of different acid concentrations in the slurry on the analyte signal intensities was also evaluated. The accuracy of the method was assured by the analysis of certified reference sediments MESS-2, PACS-2 and HISS-1 from the National Research Council Canada, SRM 2704 and SRM 1646a from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and RS-4 from a round robin test, using external calibration with aqueous standards prepared in the same medium as the slurries. The obtained concentrations were in agreement with the certified values according to the Student's t-test for a confidence level of 95%. The detection limits in the samples were: 0.17 μg g -1 for As; 0.3 μg g -1 for Pb; 0.05 μg g -1 for Se and 0.28 μg g -1 for Sn. The precision found for the different sediment samples, expressed as R.S.D. was 1-8% for As, 2-9% for Pb, 6-12% for Se and 3-8% for Sn (n=5)

  13. Method development for the determination of cadmium, copper, lead, selenium and thallium in sediments by slurry sampling electrothermal vaporization inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry and isotopic dilution calibration

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    Dias, Lucia Felicidade; Miranda, Gilson R.; Saint'Pierre, Tatiana D.; Maia, Sandra M.; Frescura, Vera L.A.; Curtius, Adilson J.

    2005-01-01

    A procedure for the determination of Cd, Cu, Pb, Se and Tl by slurry sampling electrothermal vaporization inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ETV-ICP-MS) with calibration by isotopic dilution is proposed. The slurry is prepared by mixing the sample with diluted nitric and hydrofluoric acids in an ultrasonic bath and then in a water bath at 60 deg C for 120 min. The slurries were let to stand at least for 12 h, manually shaken before poured into the autosampler cups and homogenized by passing through an argon flow, just before pipetting it into the furnace. The analytes were determined in two groups, according to their thermal behaviors. The furnace temperature program was optimized and the selected compromised pyrolysis temperatures were: 400 deg C for Cd, Se and Tl and 700 deg C for Cu and Pb. The vaporization temperature was 2300 deg C. The analyses were carried out without modifier as no significant effect was observed for different tested modifiers. Different sample particle sizes did not affect the sensitivity significantly, then a particle size ≤50 μm was adopted. The accuracy was checked by analyzing five certified reference sediments, with analytes concentrations from sub-μg g -1 to a few hundreds μg g -1 . The great majority of the obtained concentrations were in agreement with the certified values. The detection limits, determined for the MESS-2 certified sediment, were, in μg g -1 : 0.01 for Cd; 0.8 for Cu; 0.4 for Pb; 0.4 for Se and 0.06 for Tl. The precision was adequate with relative standard deviations lower than 12%. Isotopic dilution showed to be an efficient calibration technique for slurry, as the extraction of the analyte to the liquid phase of the slurry and the reactions in the vaporizer must help the equilibration between the added isotope and the isotope in the sample

  14. When care situations evoke difficult emotions in nursing staff members: an ethnographic study in two Norwegian nursing homes.

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    Sandvoll, Anne Marie; Grov, Ellen Karine; Kristoffersen, Kjell; Hauge, Solveig

    2015-01-01

    Caring practice in nursing homes is a complex topic, especially the challenges of meeting the basic needs of residents when their behaviour evokes difficult emotions. Cognitive and physical changes related to aging and disability can contribute to behaviours considered to be unacceptable. For example, resident behaviours such as spitting, making a mess with food or grinding teeth are behaviours that most people do not want to see, hear or experience. The aim of this study was to gain a deeper understanding of how nursing home staff members deal with such behaviours in care situations. This article draws on ethnographic data to describe how nursing home staff members manage unpleasant resident behaviours. The study was based on two long-term units in two Norwegian public nursing homes. The Region's Medical Ethics Committee and the Norwegian Social Science Data Services granted approval. In total, 45 participants (37 nursing aides and eight nurses) agreed to participate in this study. Ten of the participants were interviewed at the end of the field study. This study indicates that nursing home staff members experience difficult emotions related to some residents' behaviours. However, they found these feelings difficult to express and rarely verbalized them openly. In addition, they were characterized by a strong obligation to help all residents, despite their own feelings. Therefore, it appears that an inner struggle occurs as a part of everyday practice. Despite these difficult emotions, nursing staff members believed that they needed to manage their responses and continued to offer good care to all residents. These findings extend our understanding of this unarticulated part of nursing home practice.

  15. Centro administrativo y de investigación de una compañía de seguros Viena – Austria

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    Hlaweniczka, Kurt

    1978-09-01

    Full Text Available This building is shaped in the form of a cross, with ten towers, six of which are 70 m high and the other four 45 m high. The most outstanding feature is their slender Steel, water-filled columns supporting the floor construction. The columns, in their turn rest on cross beams placed on box trusses (caisson connecting the towers. The towers were built using sliding forms, while the box trusses were built using scaffold forms. Infra-red rays were used in different construction stages to achieve the fast curing of the concrete. The building contains, among other areas, an electronic data processing facility, a teaching hall, mess hall, lounge, etc.

    Este edificio tiene forma de una cruz, con diez torres, cuatro de ellas con una altura de 70 m y las otras seis con una altura de 45 m. Su rasgo más característico son unas columnas delgadas de acero llenas de agua, sobre las que se apoyan los forjados de las plantas. Estas columnas, a su vez, se apoyan sobre vigas transversales colocadas sobre las vigas-cajón que unen las torres. Las torres fueron realizadas mediante encofrados deslizantes, mientras las vigas-cajón lo fueron con cimbras. En diversas fases de la construcción se utilizaron rayos ¡infrarrojos para conseguir un endurecimiento rápido del hormigón. El edificio consta de una instalación de elaboración electrónica de datos, una sala de enseñanza, comedor, sala de estar, etc.

  16. Host range and reproductive output of Diachasmimorpha kraussii (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), a parasitoid of tephritid fruit flies newly imported to Hawaii

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    Messing, R.H.; Ramadan, M.M.

    2000-01-01

    Four exotic tephritid fruit fly pests have colonised the Hawaiian islands over the past 100 years, where they have become major pests infesting hundreds of horticultural crops. The Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann), Oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel), melon fly, B. cucurbitae (Coquillett), and Solanaceous fruit fly, B. latifrons (Hendel) are considered among the major obstacles to the development of a more robust agricultural economy in the state of Hawaii. Furthermore, the flies pose a continuous threat to agriculture in California and other areas in the southern United States, where it has been estimated that the establishment of the Medfly alone would result in losses of over one billion dollars annually (Andrew et al. 1978). Entomologists in Hawaii have conducted a number of classical biological control programmes against these tephritid pests over the years, resulting in the establishment of several parasitoid species and partial control of the flies in some crops (see reviews in Clausen et al. 1965, Wharton 1989). However, these programmes were conducted before the invasion of the state by the Solanaceous fruit fly; thus, there have been no biocontrol programmes targeted against this pest. Also, several entomologists have pointed out the potential of improved control over the other tephritid species in Hawaii by introducing new natural enemies (Gilstrap and Hart 1987, Messing 1995, Steck et al. 1986, Wharton 1989, Wong and Ramadan 1992). We have therefore renewed efforts to import parasitoids from tropical and sub-tropical areas around the world to attack tephritid fruit flies in Hawaii. As part of this effort, we imported Diachasmimorpha kraussii Fullaway from Queensland, Australia, where it is an endemic parasitoid of Bactrocera tryoni (Froggatt) and several other endemic Australian tephritids. This paper reports the results of initial host range tests and studies on the reproductive output of D. kraussii in quarantine

  17. Land Manager Perspectives on Conflict Mitigation Strategies for Urban Flying-Fox Camps

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    Kaye Currey

    2018-05-01

    Full Text Available Over the last 20 years, there has been a notable increase in the presence of flying-foxes (Pteropodidae in urban areas in Australia. Flying-foxes congregate during the day in camps which at times may contain many thousands of individuals. The associated noise, smell, mess and concerns about disease transmission can result in significant conflict with local communities. Managers of flying-fox camps use a range of management approaches to mitigate tensions, but the success or otherwise of these has been largely undocumented. Land managers were surveyed to determine the relative cost and perceived effectiveness of mitigation strategies using semi-structured interviews and an online questionnaire. We found that five actions were commonly used to manage flying-foxes: (1 stakeholder education, (2 the creation of buffers between camps and adjacent residents via vegetation removal or (3 the creation of buffers via deterrents, (4 dispersal of flying-foxes via disturbance, and (5 dispersal of flying-foxes via vegetation removal. Perceptions of effectiveness varied considerably among managers. Overall, the creation of buffers via vegetation removal was considered the most effective action, and stakeholder education was perceived to be the least effective. Dispersal via disturbance was also considered effective at reducing complaints and improving amenity, but not particularly effective overall likely due to the often short-term relief provided to residents before camps were recolonised. It was evident that the actions taken by managers and their perceived effectiveness were influenced by the attitudes of the community. This highlights the importance of considering the human dimensions of human-wildlife conflict in mitigation strategies.

  18. Separating defence and civilian radioactive waste programs in Nevada: can the public navigate the maze?

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    Nielsen, R.A.

    1999-01-01

    Nevada is at the centre of public policy debate with regards to high and low level radioactive waste disposal. Nevada's Yucca Mountain is the only site under consideration for a US geologic repository for commercial spent nuclear fuel and defence high level waste. The Nevada Test Site (NTS) has long been a low level waste (LLW) disposal facility for the Department of Energy (DOE) defence waste and is now expected to take even more LLW as the preferred site for a regional or centralised disposal facility. Furthermore, the primary mission at NTS, defence, continues to add more contamination to the site. Combined, these facts present a public policy enigma, confused further by the intentional separation of the programs by DOE, even though all are essentially conducted at the same site. Involving the public in policy decisions for these programs is a dilemma because the public does not make the same artificial distinctions between them as DOE, DOE credibility suffers from past public involvement efforts conducted during an era of Cold War secrecy and because DOE public involvement programs are operated independently, with little or no co-operation between programs. The public does not know where it fits into the DOE decision-making process or if it impacts the policy decisions being made that affect it. This paper examines the complex maze of radioactive policy and bureaucracy in order to unveil the enigma Nevada residents face. Are they able to navigate this maze to effectively participate in government policy and decision-making? Or, will they remain confused by the government bureaucracy which deliberately makes a mess of the situation and seeks to exploit a politically weak state with large tracts of federally controlled land? lt further evaluates the effect this enigma has in producing acceptable public policy for radioactive waste disposal in the US, the role of public participation in that policy, and the reason the public is disillusioned and disengaged in the

  19. Contribution to tyre noise measurement adapted to human ears to future optimisation of tyre/road noise; Was kann die gehoergerechte Schallmesstechnik zur zukunftsorientierten Gestaltung des Reifen-/Fahrbahngeraeusches beitragen?

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    Genuit, K. [HEAD acoustics, Herzogenrath-Kohlscheid (Germany); Poggenburg, J.

    1998-12-31

    The share of tyre noise in the total motor car noise has increased constantly in the past years. Today, legal regulations governing car noise and the car industry`s increasing demands on driving comfort are forcing car tyre producers to reduce tyre noise. This is made more difficult by the high and varied demands on tyres. The authors therefore suggest that rolling noise design should be given more attention supplementary to the current noise level measurements. This would result in a product-specific type of noise and also enhance the social acceptance of motor cars. The limits of conventional measuring techniques are pointed out, as are the possibilities of binaural measurement and analysis. Exemplary applications are listed, and an outlook to the future is attempted. [Deutsch] Der prozentuale Anteil der Reifen am Gesamtgeraeusch eines Fahrzeuges ist in der Vergangenheit stetig angestiegen. Bestehende gesetzliche Vorschriften fuer das Fahrzeug-Aussengeraeusch sowie hohe Ansprueche der Kunden, d.h. primaer der Automobilindustrie, zwingen die Reifenhersteller generell, das Rollgeraeusch zu reduzieren. Die an einen Fahrzeugreifen gestellten vielfaeltigen Anforderungen bedingen hierbei im allgemeinen einen hohen Aufwand. Im Beitrag wird daher fuer eine Vorgehensweise plaediert, die in Ergaenzung zum begrenzt aussagekraeftigen A-bewerteten Schalldruckpegel eine Gestaltung des Rollgeraeusches in den Mittelpunkt stellt. Hiermit kann nicht nur die Realisierung eines produktbezogenen Aussengeraeusches unterstuetzt werden, sondern es sichert darueber hinaus die gesellschaftliche Akzeptanz des Autos. Es werden die Grenzen konventioneller Messverfahren kurz aufgezeigt und die mittels binauraler Mess- und Analysetechnik bestehenden Moeglichkeiten dargestellt. Sinnvolle Vorgehensweisen werden anhand verschiedener Anwendungsbeispiele erlaeutert. Ein abschliessender Ausblick beschreibt das Potential zur Reduzierung der Belaestigungswirkung von Reifengeraeuschen durch

  20. Development of a dynamic short-term test method for installed thermal solar systems; Entwicklung eines dynamischen Kurzzeittestverfahrens fuer installierte thermische Solaranlagen

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    Beikircher, T.; Gut, M.; Kronthaler, P.; Oberdorf, C.; Schoelkopf, W. [Bayerisches Zentrum fuer Angewandte Energieforschung, Muenchen (Germany). Abt. Solarthermie und Biomasse

    1998-12-31

    A short-term test method for in-situ measurement of the collector field, pipelines and heat exchanger of large-surface solar systems was developed at ZAE Bayern, together with the necessary technical systems (mobile acquisition of meteorological data via telemetering, non-invasive surface temperature sensors and ultrasonic volume flow measuring instruments). Dynamic measurements were made for 11 days in a large-surface solar system of the ``Solarthermie 2000`` programme using the new measuring system. In order to optimize the evaluation procedure, the plant was simulated, and the influence of different models and operating conditions during the measurements on the prediction quality was investigated in detail. On this basis, it was possible to predict the long-term collector yield of the ZfS Hilden, which was measured for a period of 7 months, with an error of less than 5%. The method will be validated in two further industrial-scale systems. [Deutsch] Am ZAE Bayern wurde ein Kurzzeittestverfahren zur insitu-Vermessung des Kollektorkreises (Kollektorfeld, Rohrleitungen, Waermetauscher) grosser Solaranlagen entwickelt. Hierzu wurde eine der Aufgabenstellung angepasste Messtechnik entwickelt (Mobile meteorologische Datenerfassung mit Funkbetrieb, nicht-invasive Oberflaechen-Temperaturfuehler und Ultraschall-Volumenstrommessgeraete). Der Kollektorkreis einer grossen Solaranlage aus dem Programm Solarthermie 2000 wurde dynamisch ueber 11 Tage (29.10.-8.11.1997) mit der neuen Messtechnik vermessen. Zur Entwicklung eines geeigneten Auswerteverfahrens wurde die Anlage simulatorisch abgebildet und der Einfluss verschiedener Modellansaetze und der Betriebsbedingungen waehrend des Mess- und Vorhersagezeitraums auf die Vorhersageguete im Detail untersucht. Mit dem entwickelten Verfahren konnte aus der dynamischen Kurzzeitvermessung der in einer Langzeitmessung der ZfS Hilden ueber 7 Monate ermittelte Kollektorertrag nach dem solaren Waermetauscher auf deutlich besser als 5

  1. STUDY OF OVERWEIGHT AND OBESITY IN DENTAL STUDENTS IN A TEACHING COLLEGE

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    Jyoti Kiran Kohli

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND Obesity is found to be strongest risk factor for persistent hypertension, which is an important risk factor for coronary artery disease and stroke. Urbanisation, unhealthy eating and reduced physical activity are the important reasons. Prevention of obesity is always better than its treatment. The aim of this study is to find out relation of overweight and obesity in dental students with their changed lifestyle and lack of physical activity. MATERIALS AND METHODS A validated predesigned and pre-tested questionnaire was used. Overweight/obesity was assessed on the basis of Body Mass Index (BMI for age using gender specific Center for Disease Control (CDC charts. Settings and Design- Cross-sectional study conducted in 1st year dental students, MRDC (Manav Rachna Dental College, Faridabad. Statistical Analysis- ANOVA and unpaired t-tests were used to find out any statistically association of mean BMI for age with various correlate. RESULTS Out of 110 students, 101 were included in study 72 (71.2% females and 29 (28.7 males. Total 25.7% were overweight students and 17.82% were obese with BMI >30 and grade 1 obesity, while 1.9% were of grade 2 obesity. Lack of physical activity, consumption of junk food, habit of not taking breakfast and consuming food in canteen, home and mess are found to have significant association with obesity and overweight. CONCLUSION The problem of obesity is on rise and there is a definite need to inculcate good habits of healthy eating and regular physical exercise.

  2. NASA Bluetooth Wireless Communications

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    Miller, Robert D.

    2007-01-01

    NASA has been interested in wireless communications for many years, especially when the crew size of the International Space Station (ISS) was reduced to two members. NASA began a study to find ways to improve crew efficiency to make sure the ISS could be maintained with limited crew capacity and still be a valuable research testbed in Low-Earth Orbit (LEO). Currently the ISS audio system requires astronauts to be tethered to the audio system, specifically a device called the Audio Terminal Unit (ATU). Wireless communications would remove the tether and allow astronauts to freely float from experiment to experiment without having to worry about moving and reconnecting the associated cabling or finding the space equivalent of an extension cord. A wireless communication system would also improve safety and reduce system susceptibility to Electromagnetic Interference (EMI). Safety would be improved because a crewmember could quickly escape a fire while maintaining communications with the ground and other crewmembers at any location. In addition, it would allow the crew to overcome the volume limitations of the ISS ATU. This is especially important to the Portable Breathing Apparatus (PBA). The next generation of space vehicles and habitats also demand wireless attention. Orion will carry up to six crewmembers in a relatively small cabin. Yet, wireless could become a driving factor to reduce launch weight and increase habitable volume. Six crewmembers, each tethered to a panel, could result in a wiring mess even in nominal operations. In addition to Orion, research is being conducted to determine if Bluetooth is appropriate for Lunar Habitat applications.

  3. Changes in soil quality indicators under long-term sewage irrigation in a sub-tropical environment

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    Masto, Reginald Ebhin; Chhonkar, Pramod K.; Singh, Dhyan; Patra, Ashok K.

    2009-01-01

    Though irrigation with sewage water has potential benefits of meeting the water requirements, the sewage irrigation may mess up to harm the soil health. To assess the potential impacts of long-term sewage irrigation on soil health and to identify sensitive soil indicators, soil samples were collected from crop fields that have been irrigated with sewage water for more than 20 years. An adjacent rain-fed Leucaena leucocephala plantation system was used as a reference to compare the impact of sewage irrigation on soil qualities. Soils were analyzed for different physical, chemical, biological and biochemical parameters. Results have shown that use of sewage for irrigation improved the clay content to 18-22.7%, organic carbon to 0.51-0.86% and fertility status of soils. Build up in total N was up to 2,713 kg ha-1, available N (397 kg ha-1), available P (128 kg ha-1), available K (524 kg ha-1) and available S (65.5 kg ha-1) in the surface (0.15 m) soil. Long-term sewage irrigation has also resulted a significant build-up of DTPA extractable Zn (314%), Cu (102%), Fe (715%), Mn (197.2), Cd (203%), Ni (1358%) and Pb (15.2%) when compared with the adjacent rain-fed reference soil. Soils irrigated with sewage exhibited a significant decrease in microbial biomass carbon (-78.2%), soil respiration (-82.3%), phosphatase activity (-59.12%) and dehydrogenase activity (-59.4%). An attempt was also made to identify the sensitive soil indicators under sewage irrigation, where microbial biomass carbon was singled out as the most sensitive indicator.

  4. Requirements for an energy policy

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    Conant, M.A.

    1987-01-01

    The central issue facing the US today lies in the rise of oil imports. No supergiant (5 billion barrels) oil discoveries have been made in the US. Production from existing fields is declining. The 1985-86 oil price collapse from $26 to less than $15 per barrel had a disastrous effect on the budgets of smaller oil companies which do most of the exploring, and on the service industry. Budgets for overseas exploration has been generally sustained. Oil prices are not expected to sustain domestic exploration. Gulf oil sources will, in the next five years, supply some 75 percent of all oil in international trade. Without an energy policy, involvement in Middle East oil will grow exponentially, as will the needs of others for Gulf oil. The natural gas situation is different, with a spare producing capacity of one trillion cubic feet this year, which could double next year. Natural gas deregulation has created an unbelievable mess in the requirements of producers/suppliers and purchasers to have dependable business arrangements. Coal is plentiful and will be until the end of time. Public opposition to emission problems and the greenhouse effect are an obstacle to greater use of coal. The nuclear option may be dead, with no new orders since 1978. Statistics are provided on proven world reserves of conventional crude oil, recoverable heavy oils, tar sands, and shale oil; which indicates for the long term an ability to transform the Geopolitics of oil away from the middle east. Energy options require energy R ampersand D, use of Alaskan gas, conservation and efficiency in energy use, strategic reserves, close energy relations with allies, and a government-industry link which insures meeting the US oil needs from the Western Hemisphere

  5. When to ally & when to acquire.

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    Dyer, Jeffrey H; Kale, Prashant; Singh, Harbir

    2004-01-01

    Acquisitions and alliances are two pillars of growth strategy. But most businesses don't treat the two as alternative mechanisms for attaining goals. Consequently, companies take over firms they should have collaborated with, and vice versa, and make a mess of both acquisitions and alliances. It's easy to see why companies don't weigh the relative merits and demerits of acquisitions and alliances before choosing horses for courses. The two strategies differ in many ways: Acquisition deals are competitive, based on market prices, and risky; alliances are cooperative, negotiated, and not so risky. Companies habitually deploy acquisitions to increase scale or cut costs and use partnerships to enter new markets, customer segments, and regions. Moreover, a company's initial experiences often turn into blinders. If the firm pulls off an alliance or two, it tends to enter into alliances even when circumstances demand acquisitions. Organizational barriers also stand in the way. In many companies, an M&A group, which reports to the finance head, handles acquisitions, while a separate business development unit looks after alliances. The two teams work out of different locations, jealously guard turf, and, in effect, prevent companies from comparing the advantages and disadvantages of the strategies. But companies could improve their results, the authors argue, if they compared the two strategies to determine which is best suited to the situation at hand. Firms such as Cisco that use acquisitions and alliances appropriately grow faster than rivals do. The authors provide a framework to help organizations systematically decide between acquisition and alliance by analyzing three sets of factors: the resources and synergies they desire, the marketplace they compete in, and their competencies at collaborating.

  6. Influences de la symphonie concertante sur la musique de la Cour parisienne sous l'Empire et la Restauration (1800-1830

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    Dratwicki, Alexandre

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available The origins of the very much appreciated "symphonie concertante" can be found in the importance of public concerts given in Paris at the end of the 18th century. The specific repertoire played at the French Court during the years 1800-1830 distinctly shows this vogue for the "symphonie concertante", for it reveals the still unknown importance of virtuosity. Considered as an musical entertainment for the pompous parties at the French Court or as an musical accompaniment for the masses given at the Imperial and Royal Chapel, this "decorative concertant syle" became an essential part of the Regime etiquette during the Napoleonic empire as well as the Restoration period. This music, perfectly incorporated into the official guidelines, will disappear as a consequence of the political events of 1830 and the arrival of a new aesthetic movement, the Romanticism.

    [fr] La vogue du concert public à Paris, à la fin du XVIIIe siècle, fut à l'origine de l'essor phénoménal que connut la symphonie concertante. Le répertoire de la musique de la Cour - entre 1800 et 1830 - est particulièrement représentatif de cette mode : il révèle une place encore insoupçonnée laissée à la virtuosité. Agrémentant les messes de la Chapelle ou les bals donnés lors de fastueuses soirées, ce « style concertant décoratif » devint un élément constitutif de l'apparat gouvernemental sous l'Empire et la Restauration. Une sorte d'académisme officiel que les événements politiques de 1830 et l'essor du romantisme musical feront définitivement disparaître.

  7. Earth in the balance. Ecology and the human spirit

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    Al Gore

    2007-01-01

    This book is the translation of the original American edition ''earth in the balance''. When Earth in the Balance first came out, it caused quite a stir and for good reason. It convincingly makes the case that a crisis of epidemic proportions is nearly upon us and that if the world does not get its act together soon and agree to some kind of 'Global Marshall Plan' to protect the environment, we're all up a polluted creek without a paddle. Myriad plagues are upon us, but the worst include the loss of biodiversity, the depletion of the ozone layer, the slash-and-burn destruction of rain forests, and the onset of global warming. None of this is new, of course, nor was it new in 1992. But most environmentalists will still get a giddy feeling reading such a call to action as written by a prominent politician. The book is arranged into three sections: the first describes the plagues; the second looks at how we got ourselves into this mess; and the final chapters present ways out. Gore gets his points across in a serviceable way, though he could have benefited from a firmer editor's hand; at times the analogies are arcane and the pacing is odd kind of like a Gore speech that climaxes at weird points and then sinks just as the audience is about to clap. Still, at the end you understand what's been said. Gore believes that if we apply some American ingenuity, the twin engines of democracy and capitalism can be rigged to help us stabilize world population growth, spread social justice, boost education levels, create environmentally appropriate technologies, and negotiate international agreements to bring us back from the brink. For example, a worldwide shift to clean, renewable energy sources would create huge economic opportunities for companies large and small to design, build, and maintain solar panels, wind turbines, fuel cells, and other eco friendly innovations

  8. Field transportable beta spectrometer. Innovative technology summary report

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    1998-12-01

    The objective of the Large-Scale Demonstration Project (LSDP) is to select and demonstrate potentially beneficial technologies at the Argonne National Laboratory-East (ANL) Chicago Pile-5 Test Reactor (CP-5). The purpose of the LSDP is to demonstrate that by using innovative and improved deactivation and decommissioning (D and D) technologies from various sources, significant benefits can be achieved when compared to baseline D and D technologies. One such capability being addressed by the D and D Focus Area is rapid characterization for facility contaminants. The technology was field demonstrated during the period January 7 through January 9, 1997, and offers several potential benefits, including faster turn-around time, cost reduction, and reduction in secondary waste. This report describes a PC controlled, field-transportable beta counter-spectrometer which uses solid scintillation coincident counting and low-noise photomultiplier tubes to count element-selective filters and other solid media. The dry scintillation counter used in combination with an element-selective technology eliminates the mess and disposal costs of liquid scintillation cocktails. Software in the instrument provides real-time spectral analysis. The instrument can detect and measure Tc-99, Sr-90, and other beta emitters reaching detection limits in the 20 pCi range (with shielding). Full analysis can be achieved in 30 minutes. The potential advantages of a field-portable beta counter-spectrometer include the savings gained from field generated results. The basis for decision-making is provided with a rapid turnaround analysis in the field. This technology would be competitive with the radiometric analysis done in fixed laboratories and the associated chain of custody operations

  9. Biological Information Document, Radioactive Liquid Waste Treatment Facility

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    Biggs, J.

    1995-12-31

    This document is intended to act as a baseline source material for risk assessments which can be used in Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements. The current Radioactive Liquid Waste Treatment Facility (RLWTF) does not meet current General Design Criteria for Non-reactor Nuclear Facilities and could be shut down affecting several DOE programs. This Biological Information Document summarizes various biological studies that have been conducted in the vicinity of new Proposed RLWTF site and an Alternative site. The Proposed site is located on Mesita del Buey, a mess top, and the Alternative site is located in Mortandad Canyon. The Proposed Site is devoid of overstory species due to previous disturbance and is dominated by a mixture of grasses, forbs, and scattered low-growing shrubs. Vegetation immediately adjacent to the site is a pinyon-juniper woodland. The Mortandad canyon bottom overstory is dominated by ponderosa pine, willow, and rush. The south-facing slope was dominated by ponderosa pine, mountain mahogany, oak, and muhly. The north-facing slope is dominated by Douglas fir, ponderosa pine, and oak. Studies on wildlife species are limited in the vicinity of the proposed project and further studies will be necessary to accurately identify wildlife populations and to what extent they utilize the project area. Some information is provided on invertebrates, amphibians and reptiles, and small mammals. Additional species information from other nearby locations is discussed in detail. Habitat requirements exist in the project area for one federally threatened wildlife species, the peregrine falcon, and one federal candidate species, the spotted bat. However, based on surveys outside of the project area but in similar habitats, these species are not expected to occur in either the Proposed or Alternative RLWTF sites. Habitat Evaluation Procedures were used to evaluate ecological functioning in the project area.

  10. Search for supersymmetry in final states with jets, missing transverse momentum and the least one {tau} lepton with the ATLAS experiment

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    Janus, Michel

    2013-04-15

    The first search for Supersymmetry (SUSY) in final states with at least one {tau} lepton, two or more jets and large missing transverse energy based on {tau} leptons are reconstructed in the hadronic decay mode. To search for new physics in final states with hadronic {tau}-lepton decays a reliable and efficient reconstruction algorithm for hadronic {tau} decays is needed. As part of this thesis two existing {tau}-reconstruction algorithms were further developed and integrated into a single algorithm that has by now become the standard algorithm for {tau} reconstruction in ATLAS. The suppression of jet background, one of the crucial aspects of {tau} reconstruction and the SUSY analysis in this thesis, was studied and the probabilities of misidentifying quark- or gluon-initiated jets as hadronic {tau}-lepton decays were measured in both the 2010 and 2011 ATLAS data at a centre-of-mass energy of {radical}(s)=7 TeV, using samples of di-jet events. The ATLAS data used for the SUSY search in this thesis was recorded between March and August 2011 and corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 2.05 fb{sup -1}. Eleven events are observed in data, consistent with the total Standard Model background expectation of 13.2{+-}4.2 events. As no excess of data over the expected backgrounds is observed, 95% confidence level limits are set within the framework of gauge mediated SUSY breaking (GMSB) models as a function of the GMSB parameters {Lambda} and tan {beta}, for fixed values of the other GMSB parameters: M{sub mess}=250 TeV, N{sub 5}=3, sign({mu})=+ and C{sub grav}=1. In addition to the GMSB interpretation, a model-independent upper limit of 8.5 on the number of events from potential non-Standard Model sources is derived at the 95% confidence level.

  11. The Baltic Sea experiment BALTEX: a brief overview and some selected results

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    Raschke, E.; Karstens, U.; Nolte-Holube, R.; Brandt, R.; Isemer, H.J.; Lohmann, D.; Lobmeyr, M.; Rockel, B.; Stuhlmann, R. [GKSS-Forschungszentrum Geesthacht GmbH (Germany). Inst. fuer Atmosphaerenphysik

    1997-12-31

    The mechanisms responsible for the transfer of energy and water within the climate system are under worldwide investigation within the framework of the Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX) to improve the predictability of natural and man-made climate changes at short and long ranges and their impact on water resources. Five continental-scale experiments have been established within GEWEX to enable a more complete coupling between atmospheric and hydrodlogical models. One of them is the Baltic Sea Experiment (BALTEX). In this paper, the goals and structure of BALTEX are outlined. A short overview of measuring and modelling strategies is given. Atmospheric and hydrological model results of the authors are presented. This includes validation of precipitation using station measurements as well as validation of modelled cloud cover with cloud estimates form satellite data. Furthermore, results of a large-scale grid based hydrological model to be coupled to atmospheric models are presented. (orig.) [Deutsch] Im Rahmen des Programmes GEWEX (Globales Energie- und Wasserkreislauf-Experiment) werden weltweite Untersuchungen derjenigen Mechanismen unternommen, die die Uebertragung von Energie und Wasser innerhalb des Klimasystems bestimmen. Dadurch soll die Vorhersagebarkeit von natuerlichen und anthropogenen Klimaaenderungen in kurzen und laengeren Zeitraeumen und deren Wirkung auf die verfuegbaren Wasservorraete verbessert werden. Insgesamt fuenf kontinentweite Experimente wurden innerhalb von GEWEX fuer diese Zwecke begonnen. In ihnen soll vordringlich eine Kopplung von Hydrologiemodellen an Atmosphaermodelle erfolgen. Eines dieser Experimente ist das BALTEX (Baltic Sea Experiment). In dieser Arbeit werden die Ziele und die Struktur von BALTEX vorgestellt. Es wird auch ein kurzer Ueberblick ueber die Mess- und Modellierstrategie vermittelt. Ferner werden erste Ergebnisse der Autoren vorgestellt. Diese schliessen auch einen Vergleich zwischen gemessenen und

  12. I luoghi del desiderio nella narrativa di Federigo Tozzi: Siena e Roma / The places of desire in the narrative of Federigo Tozzi: Siena and Roma

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    Carlo Serafini

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available I luoghi del desiderio nella narrativa di Federigo Tozzi: Siena e Roma   In Tozzi le descrizioni paesaggistiche sono invito a considerare i luoghi visti come strumenti di una realtà esterna cui rimandano, una realtà capace di svelare il significato arcano delle cose, la risposta al perché della sofferenza umana, problema fondamentale per lo scrittore. L’immergersi nella natura stimola il desiderio di tranquillità, di pace, di riposo, insieme alla consapevolezza dell’impossibilità di realizzarlo in questa vita. Ecco allora che la natura si pone come il veicolo che porta ad una dimensione esterna a questa vita, la stessa che spesso nello scrittore rappresenta il desiderio di infinito di certe descrizioni. Nel saggio vengono passate in rassegna alcune descrizioni emblematiche della campagna senese e di Siena stessa, e messe poi in rapporto con le suggestioni che lo scrittore ebbe nel confronto con Roma e la campagna romana.   In Tozzi, landscaping descriptions are an invitation to consider the places seen as instruments of an external reality to which they refer, a reality able to reveal the arcane meaning of things, the answer to the cause of human suffering, a fundamental problem for the writer. Diving into the nature stimulates the desire for tranquility, peace, rest, along with the awareness of the impossibility of realizing it in this life. Here, then, nature is placed as the vehicle that leads to an external dimension respect to this life, the same that often in the writer represents the desire for infinity of some descriptions. In the essay, some of the emblematic descriptions ofSienacity and countryside are examined and then compared to the awesomeness the writer experienced in comparison withRomeand the Roman countryside.

  13. Ungeklärte Fragen zu den Handschriften Codex Calixtinus und Ripoll 99

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    Förster Binz, Verena

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available There are still a number of unanswered questions in connection with the Codex Calixtinus (E-SCc s.s. They concern the origin of the compilation as it stands in the Codex Calixtinus and also partly in the manuscript Ripoll 99 (E-Bac 99, as well as the relationship between these two sources. This article takes up observations which are based on a detailed comparison of the versions of the tunes from the Mass for the Feast of St. James which appears in both Mss. and of these two with manuscripts in the tradition of Aquitaine and Central France. Several factors suggest that the original compilation was of Spanish or Southern French provenance and was edited and copied in Central France, also that the Mss. Ripoll 99 is neither a copy of the Codex Calixtinus nor based on a common original.

    [de] Im Zusammenhang mit dem Codex Calixtinus (E-SCc s.s. gibt es nach wie vor eine Reihe ungeklärter Fragen. Sie betreffen den Ursprung der im Codex Calixtinus und zum Teil auch in der Handschrift Ripoll 99 (E-Bac 99 überlieferten Kompilation sowie das Verhältnis zwischen diesen beiden Quellen. Der vorliegende Beitrag nimmt Beobachtungen auf, die auf einem detaillierten Vergleich der Melodiefassungen der in beiden Handschriften enthaltenen Messe für das Hauptfest des Jacobus und auf einer Gegeniiberstellung derselben mit Handschriften aus dem zentralfranzösischen und dem aquitanischen Überlieferungskontext basieren. Mehrere Faktoren sprechen dafür, daß die ursprtingliche Kompilation spanischer oder südfranzösischer Provenienz war und in Zentralfrankreich redigiert und kopiert wurde und daß die Handschrift Ripoll 99 keine Abschrift des Codex Calixtinus ist und auch nicht auf der selben Vorlage basiert wie dieser.

  14. Penitenciaría federal de Marion. Illinois (U. S. A.

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    Hellmuth, Obata y Kassabaum, Arquitectos

    1966-09-01

    Full Text Available This federal prison is designed to house 600 prisioners, and has been planned so that it can be easily enlarged, to accommodate 1,000 inmates. The distribution is radial, and entry is via an administrative building, which lies outside the double metallic safety enclosure. A main corridor leads to the central nucleus, from which three other corridors branch off. The one on the right connects with five units, containing the cells, a general dormitory, the library, public hall, gymnasium and a school. The central corridor leads to further cell units, the admission office, hospital and secondary services, whilst the left hand corridor provides access to the chapel, the prisoners dining mess, kitchens and washing rooms. The building is of high quality and has a noble aspect, following modern trend in this type of constructions.Esta penitenciaría Federal ha sido construida para albergar 600 reclusos, pero con la posibilidad de poder ampliar fácilmente su capacidad hasta 1.000. Al conjunto, que presenta una distribución general radial, se accede a través del edificio de la Administración situado a la entrada, fuera de la doble cerca metálica de seguridad. A través del corredor principal, se llega al núcleo central, del que parten otros tres corredores; el de la derecha consta de cinco unidades constructivas, que contienen las celdas de los reclusos y una unidad dormitorio, la biblioteca, el auditorio-gimnasio y la escuela. Al corredor del fondo dan otras unidades con celdas, la unidad de admisión, hospital, etc.; y al corredor de la izquierda: la capilla, el comedor de reclusos, las zonas de servicio, cocinas, lavandería, etc. El edificio es noble y de calidad, de acuerdo con las modernas directrices en este tipo de construcciones.

  15. Operating results and new trends in combined materials recycling and power generation from waste materials at Schwarze Pumpe GmbH (SVZ); Betriebserfahrungen und neue Entwicklungen zur kombinierten stofflichen und energetischen Abfallverwertung in dem Sekundaerrohstoffverwertunngszentrum Schwarze Pumpe GmbH (SVZ)

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    Seifert, W; Buttker, B [SVZ Schwarze Pumpe GmbH (Germany); Vierrath, H [Lurgi Umwelt GmbH, Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

    1998-09-01

    SVZ Schwarze Pumpe is a plant for production of synthesis gas from hydrocarbon-containing materials and for synthesis gas utilisation as chemical feedstock and for power generation. In the trial operation phase of 1992-1994 and the commercial operation since 1995, about 372,800 t of solid waste were processed (about 255,100 t of which were waste platics), and about 372,800 t of liquid and pasty waste. The waste composition may vary considerably. Since 1995, gasification of preprocessed domestic waste has been an area of particular interest. In all cases, pollutant emissions were found to be below the legal specifications. The synthesis gas has a high degree of purity, while the gasifier slag is classified as class I waste as specified in the TA Siedlungsabfall (Technical Code for Domestic Waste Management). (orig./SR) [Deutsch] Der Geschaeftszweck des SVZ Schwarze Pumpe besteht in der Herstellung von Synthesegas aus kohlenwasserstoffhaltigen Einsatzstoffen und in der stofflichen und energetischen Nutzung des Werkstoffes Synthesegas. In umfangreichen Mess- und Betriebsfahrten wurden in den Jahren 1992-1994 und im kommerziellen Betrieb seit 1995 ca. 372.800 t feste Abfallstoffe, davon ca. 255.100 t Altkunststoffe, und ca. 436.800 t fluessige und pastoese Abfaelle verarbeitet. Die Abfaelle werden in Mischungen, die in weiten Grenzen variiert werden koennen, eingesetzt. Einen besonderen Entwicklungsschwerpunkt seit 1995 stellt die Vergasung von speziell aufbereitetem Hausmuell dar. In allen Betriebsfaellen konnte ein sehr umweltvertraeglicher Betrieb nachgewiesen werden. Das erzeugte Synthesegas ist extrem gereinigt, die Vergaserschlacken erfuellen die Anforderungen an die Deponieklasse I der TA Siedlungsabfall. (orig./SR)

  16. The influence of a Classroom Model of Scientific Scholarship on Four Girls' Trajectories of Identification with Science

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    Cook, Melissa Sunshine

    This study examines the teacher's role in shaping the identity construction resources available in a classroom and the ways in which individual students take up, modify, and appropriate those resources to construct themselves as scientists through interaction with their teacher and peers. Drawing on frameworks of identity construction and social positioning, I propose that the locally-negotiated classroom-level cultural model of what it means to be a "good" science student forms the arena in which students construct a sense of their own competence at, affiliation with, and interest in science. The setting for this study was a 6th grade science class at a progressive urban elementary school whose population roughly represents the ethnic and socioeconomic diversity of the state of California. The teacher was an experienced science and math teacher interested in social justice and inquiry teaching. Drawing from naturalistic observations, video and artifact analysis, survey data, and repeated interviews with students and the teacher, I demonstrated what it meant to be a "good" science student in this particular cultural community by analyzing what was required, reinforced, and rewarded in this classroom. Next, I traced the influence of this particular classroom's conception of what it meant to be good at science on the trajectories of identification with science of four 6th grade girls selected to represent a variety of stances towards science, levels of classroom participation, and personal backgrounds. Scientific scholarship in this class had two parts: values related to science as a discipline, and a more generic set of school-related values one might see in any classroom. Different meanings of and values for science were indexed in the everyday activities of the classroom: science as a language for describing the natural world, science as a set of rhetorical values, science as an adult social community, and science as a place for mess and explosions. Among school

  17. FOCALIZZARE LA FORMA: SVILUPPO DELLA COMPETENZA LINGUISTICA NELLA CLASSE MULTILINGUE DELLA SCUOLA PRIMARIA

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    Anna Whittle

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available L’obiettivo di questo contributo è la descrizione di modelli di didattica della grammatica all’interno di un approccio comunicativo all'insegnamento della L2. L’etichetta focus on form raccoglie alcune strategie di interazione che promuovono l’accuratezza linguistica all'interno di un dispositivo che non perde di vista l’aggancio con la dimensione del significato. Per delineare i tratti di questo approccio sono stati proposti degli esempi, tratti da trascrizioni di interventi in classe, che illustrano opzioni diverse di insegnamento della grammatica nella classe multilingue: da un modello deduttivo e decontestualizzato (focus on forms, ad un intervento di riflessione sulla lingua utile a notare delle regolarità linguistiche e una focalizzazione sulla forma basata sul feedback correttivo (focus on form. Per chiarire il ruolo che la focalizzazione sulla forma può avere in un task comunicativo sono state messe a confronto due sequenze di insegnamento, una di L1 e l'altra di L2 nella stessa classe di scuola primaria frequentata dal 50% di bambini non italofoni di cui 5 di livello basico. I due approcci sono stati ricondotti alla distinzione fra focus on meaning (didattica della L1 e focus on form (didattica della L2. Tutti gli esempi sono tratti da tre classi seconde della stessa scuola coinvolte in un esperimento didattico sull’acquisizione di tre forme del presente indicativo italiano. Focusing on the form: the development of expertise in multilingual primary school classesThe paper describes communicative grammar teaching models in L2 teaching. The label “focus on form” collects some interaction strategies that promote linguistic accuracy without losing sight of the link with the dimension of meaning. Examples taken from transcripts of speeches in class outline the features of this approach, showing different options for teaching grammar in the multilingual classroom: from a deductive and decontextualized model (focus on forms

  18. Contrast-enhanced three-dimensional MR imaging using a volumetric interpolated breath-hold examination (VIBE): clinical utility in the evaluation of renal tumors

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    Lee, Young Hwan; Kim, Chong Soo; Lee, Jeong Min

    2002-01-01

    To compare, in terms of technical feasibility, image quality and clinical efficacy, contrast-enhanced three-dimensional (3D) MR imaging using volumetric interpolated breath-hold examination (VIBE) with two-dimensional gradient-echo MR imaging for the evaluation of renal messes. Twenty-three patients with 25 renal masses underwent dynamic MR imaging using a 1.5-T MR system and the 3D VIBE, 2D fast low angle shot (FLASH), and combined fat saturation techniques after the injection of 20 ml of Gd-DTPA. We compared postcontrast 2D FLASH and 3D VIBE images with precontrast 2D FLASH images. For quantitative analysis, the signal-to-noise and lesion to kidney contrast-to-noise ratio of the images were calculated using the three different techniques. For qualitative analysis, two experienced radiologists analyzed the images in terms of artifacts, lesion conspicuity and delineation, and general image quality. Delineation of the anatomy of renal vasculature and pelvocalyceal systems on reconstructed 3D VIBE MIP images was also assessed. Quantitative analysis showed that the SNR of a renal mass was slightly higher at postcontrast 2D FLASG than at 3D VIBE imaging, and the SNR of renal cortex was higher at 3D VIBE than at postcontrast 2D FLASF imaging. The differences were, though, statistically insignificant (p>0.05). The CNR of al renal mass was, however, significantly higher at 3D VIBE than at 2D FLASH imaging (p<0.05). Qualitative analysis showed that general image quality was best at postcontrast 3D VIBE, followed by 2D FLASH and precontrast 2D FLASH imaging, and image artifacts were worst at post-contrast 2D FLASH image (p<0.05). In terms of lesion conspicuity and delineation, 3D VIBE gave the best results and postcontrast images were better than precontrast (p<0.05). Reconstructed angiographic and urographic images using the VIBE technique provided information about the anatomy of the renal vasculature and pelvocalyceal system. 3D VIBE MR imaging offers comparable or

  19. Using Piezoelectric Ceramics for Dust Mitigation of Space Suits

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    Angel, Heather K.

    2004-01-01

    The particles that make up moon dust and Mars soil can be hazardous to an astronaut s health if not handled properly. In the near future, while exploring outer space, astronauts plan to wander the surfaces of unknown planets. During these explorations, dust and soil will cling to their space suits and become imbedded in the fabric. The astronauts will track moon dust and mars soil back into their living quarters. This not only will create a mess with millions of tiny air-born particles floating around, but will also be dangerous in the case that the fine particles are breathed in and become trapped in an astronaut s lungs. research center are investigating ways to remove these particles from space suits. This problem is very difficult due to the nature of the particles: They are extremely small and have jagged edges which can easily latch onto the fibers of the fabric. For the past summer, I have been involved in researching the potential problems, investigating ways to remove the particles, and conducting experiments to validate the techniques. The current technique under investigation uses piezoelectric ceramics imbedded in the fabric that vibrate and shake the particles free. The particles will be left on the planet s surface or collected a vacuum to be disposed of later. The ceramics vibrate when connected to an AC voltage supply and create a small scale motion similar to what people use at the beach to shake sand off of a beach towel. Because the particles are so small, similar to volcanic ash, caution must be taken to make sure that this technique does not further inbed them in the fabric and make removal more difficult. Only a very precise range of frequency and voltage will produce a suitable vibration. My summer project involved many experiments to determine the correct range. Analysis involved hands on experience with oscilloscopes, amplifiers, piezoelectrics, a high speed camera, microscopes and computers. perfect this technology. Someday, vibration to

  20. NON SOLO LINGUA. I CORSI DI ITALIANO L2 PER DONNE MIGRANTI TRA BISOGNI LINGUISTICI E DESIDERIO DI INTEGRAZIONE.

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    Viviana Solcia

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Come si organizza un corso di italiano L2 per donne migranti? Perché questi corsi si differenziano dalle altre proposte formative rivolte ad adulti immigrati? Basandosi sulle indicazioni del vademecum Tutte le mamme a scuola, il presente contributo cerca di rispondere a queste domande analizzando i bisogni linguistici delle donne migranti, interrogandosi su quale italiano insegnare, su quale metodo didattico adottare con particolare attenzione all’approccio autobiografico e all’“imparare facendo” e presentando i libri di testo rivolti a questa tipologia di apprendenti. Le tre interviste in appendice, raccolte in tre diversi centri che si occupano di corsi di italiano L2 per donne immigrate, raccontano come tutte queste indicazioni possano essere messe in pratica per cercare di soddisfare quel desiderio di integrazione e promozione sociale di cui le allieve si fanno portatrici,  che rende la classe di lingua non solo il luogo in cui si impara a parlare italiano, ma anche un laboratorio sociale in cui sperimentare modi diversi di approcciarsi e di considerare la diversità.     Not only language. Italian L2 for migrant women between linguistic needs and the desire for integration.   How is an Italian L2 course organized for migrant women? Why are these courses different from other classes designed for adult immigrants? Based on the indications in the handbook Tutte le mamme a scuola, this article tries to answer these questions analyzing the linguistic needs of migrant women, considering what Italian should be taught, what teaching method should be used with special attention placed on the autobiographical approach and “learning by doing”. The three interviews in the appendix, from three different centers which offer Italian L2 courses to immigrant women, tell about how these indications can be put into practice to satisfy the desire for the integration and social inclusion of these students, making the language class more than a

  1. Manual of electromobility; Handbuch Elektromobilitaet

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    Korthauer, Reiner [ed.

    2010-07-01

    . Das Handbuch ''Elektromobilitaet'' beleuchtet die einzelnen Aspekte dieser zukunftsweisenden Technologie aus gesellschaftlicher, politischer und technologischer Sicht und zeigt Moeglichkeiten und Perspektiven auf. Das Buch enthaelt folgende Kapitel: 1. Elektrofahrzeuge - Historie, Antriebskomponenten und aktuelle Fahrzeugbeispiele; 2. Die konjunkturelle Lage der deutschen Elektroindustrie: Hoffnungstraeger Elektromobilitaet?; 3. Elektromobilitaet - Entwicklungen und Perspektiven; 4. Mobile Zukunft: effizient, emissionsfrei - elektrisch; 5. Start in ein neues Zeitalter der Mobilitaet - MobiliTec - die Leitmesse fuer die Elektromobilitaet im Rahmen der HANNOVER MESSE - ermoeglicht den Austausch zwischen Zukunftsbranchen; 6. Auf der Suche nach Allegorien der Elektromobilitaet, Elektrofahrzeugdesign in den Augen der Betrachter; 7. Batteriesysteme fuer Elektro- und Hybridfahrzeuge; 8. Pruefung und Zertifizierung moderner Lithium-Batteriesysteme durch das VDE Pruef- und Zertifizierungsinstitut; 9. Zur Verfuegbarkeit des Rohstoffes Lithium; 10. Recycling von Kernkomponenten zukuenftiger Elektrofahrzeuge; 11. Industrielle Elektroberufe: Einsatzgebiete fuer die Nachwuchssicherung und Fachkraefteentwicklung im Bereich der Elektromobilitaet.

  2. The use of the alluvial-lacustrine aquifer like a regulation reservoir. The example of the Oricola (Abruzzo); L'uso di acquiferi fluvio-lacustri quali serbatoi naturali di compenso. L'esempio della piana di Oricola (Abruzzo)

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    Celico, F. [Isernia Univ. degli Studi del Molise, Isernia (Italy). Dipt. di Scienze e Tecnologie per l' Ambiente e il Territorio; Habetswallner, F. [Naples Univ. Federico 2., Naples (Italy). Dipt. di Geofisica e Vulcanologia

    2000-12-01

    The hypothesis of using the Oricola Plane's alluvial-lacustrine aquifer (Abruzzo) like a regulation reservoir has been studied. The alluvial-lacustrine aquifer is constituted by silty and sandy deposits. The idea of using the aquifer like a regulation reservoir has been developed after the realization of a geophysical survey. Twenty six V.E.S. has been realised, with an AB distance of 300-400 metres. The volume of the reservoir, that is to say the volume of sand and gravel in the saturated medium, is about 3,8 x 10{sup 6} m{sup 3}. The results of this survey has been interpreted as a function of the drilling results near l'Immagine area. During the first test an effective porosity of 9,25% has been calculated for the medium-high portion of the reservoir. The results of a mathematical and physical model show that a mathematical transient model of groundwater flow can be implemented. [Italian] Lo studio condotto ha consentito di formulare un'ipotesi di utilizzo dell'aquifero fluvio-lacustre della piana di Oricola (Abruzzo) quale serbatoio naturale di compenso. E' stata infatti individuata una configurazione a catino della porzione centro-occidentale dell'aquifero, il cui volume e' pari a circa 3,8 x 10{sup 6} m{sup 3}. La determinazione sperimentale della porosita' efficace dei depositi fluvio-lacustri, oscillante tra il 4% ed il 9,5% circa, ha consentito a sua volta di calcolare il volume idrico invasato al di sotto del livello piezometrico di piena (pari a circa 0,28 x 10{sup 6} m{sup 3}), nonche' la sua variazione al progressivo decremento del livello di falda, prevalentemente indotto dagli emungimenti. Allo scopo di consentire una programmazione consapevole degli scenari di utilizzazione del serbatoio di compenso nel breve periodo, sono state messe a punto delle equazioni di correlazione tra le riserve permanenti presenti nel serbatoio stesso e la profondita' della falda dal piano campagna. Tutto quanto finora

  3. Earth in the balance. Ecology and the human spirit; Urgence Planete Terre. L'esprit humain face a la crise ecologique

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    Al Gore

    2007-07-01

    This book is the translation of the original American edition 'earth in the balance'. When Earth in the Balance first came out, it caused quite a stir and for good reason. It convincingly makes the case that a crisis of epidemic proportions is nearly upon us and that if the world does not get its act together soon and agree to some kind of 'Global Marshall Plan' to protect the environment, we're all up a polluted creek without a paddle. Myriad plagues are upon us, but the worst include the loss of biodiversity, the depletion of the ozone layer, the slash-and-burn destruction of rain forests, and the onset of global warming. None of this is new, of course, nor was it new in 1992. But most environmentalists will still get a giddy feeling reading such a call to action as written by a prominent politician. The book is arranged into three sections: the first describes the plagues; the second looks at how we got ourselves into this mess; and the final chapters present ways out. Gore gets his points across in a serviceable way, though he could have benefited from a firmer editor's hand; at times the analogies are arcane and the pacing is odd kind of like a Gore speech that climaxes at weird points and then sinks just as the audience is about to clap. Still, at the end you understand what's been said. Gore believes that if we apply some American ingenuity, the twin engines of democracy and capitalism can be rigged to help us stabilize world population growth, spread social justice, boost education levels, create environmentally appropriate technologies, and negotiate international agreements to bring us back from the brink. For example, a worldwide shift to clean, renewable energy sources would create huge economic opportunities for companies large and small to design, build, and maintain solar panels, wind turbines, fuel cells, and other eco friendly innovations.

  4. Primary Care Providers' experiences with Pharmaceutical Care-based Medication Therapy Management Services

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    Heather L. Maracle

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This study explored primary care providers' (PCPs experiences with the practice of pharmaceutical care-based medication therapy management (MTM. Qualitative, semi-structured interviews were conducted with six PCPs who have experiences working with MTM pharmacists for at least three years. The first author conducted the interviews that were audio-taped, transcribed, and coded independently. The codes were then harmonized via discussion and consensus with the other authors. Data were analyzed for themes using the hermeneutic-phenomenological method as proposed by Max van Manen. Three men and three women were interviewed. On average, the interviewees have worked with MTM pharmacists for seven years. The six (6 themes uncovered from the interviews included: (1 "MTM is just part of our team approach to the practice of medicine": MTM as an integral part of PCPs' practices; (2 "Frankly it's education for the patient but it's also education for me": MTM services as a source of education; (3 "It's not exactly just the pharmacist that passes out the medicines at the pharmacy": The MTM practitioner is different from the dispensing pharmacist; (4 "So, less reactive, cleaning up the mess, and more proactive and catching things before they become so involved": MTM services as preventative health care efforts; (5"I think that time is the big thing": MTM pharmacists spend more time with patients; (6 "There's an access piece, there's an availability piece, there's a finance piece": MTM services are underutilized at the clinics. In conclusion, PCPs value having MTM pharmacists as part of their team in ambulatory clinics. MTM pharmacists are considered an important source of education to patients as well as to providers as they are seen as having a unique body of knowledge äóñmedication expertise. All PCPs highly treasure the time and education provided by the MTM pharmacists, their ability to manage and adjust patients' medications, and their capability to

  5. Primary Care Providers’ experiences with Pharmaceutical Care-based Medication Therapy Management Services

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    Heather L. Maracle, Pharm.D.

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This study explored primary care providers’ (PCPs experiences with the practice of pharmaceutical care-based medication therapy management (MTM. Qualitative, semi-structured interviews were conducted with six PCPs who have experiences working with MTM pharmacists for at least three years. The first author conducted the interviews that were audio-taped, transcribed, and coded independently. The codes were then harmonized via discussion and consensus with the other authors. Data were analyzed for themes using the hermeneutic-phenomenological method as proposed by Max van Manen. Three men and three women were interviewed. On average, the interviewees have worked with MTM pharmacists for seven years. The six (6 themes uncovered from the interviews included: (1 “MTM is just part of our team approach to the practice of medicine”: MTM as an integral part of PCPs’ practices; (2 “Frankly it’s education for the patient but it’s also education for me”: MTM services as a source of education; (3 “It’s not exactly just the pharmacist that passes out the medicines at the pharmacy”: The MTM practitioner is different from the dispensing pharmacist; (4 “So, less reactive, cleaning up the mess, and more proactive and catching things before they become so involved”: MTM services as preventative health care efforts; (5“I think that time is the big thing”: MTM pharmacists spend more time with patients; (6 “There’s an access piece, there’s an availability piece, there’s a finance piece”: MTM services are underutilized at the clinics. In conclusion, PCPs value having MTM pharmacists as part of their team in ambulatory clinics. MTM pharmacists are considered an important source of education to patients as well as to providers as they are seen as having a unique body of knowledge –medication expertise. All PCPs highly treasure the time and education provided by the MTM pharmacists, their ability to manage and adjust patients

  6. Scientific habits of mind: A reform of structure and relationships

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    Mooney, Linda Beth

    This research was designed to broaden current elementary science reform efforts by including the voices of our young scientists. Ten high school students who were defined as possessing both coherent science knowledge and scientific habits of mind were selected for the study. Through a three-part series of in-depth, phenomenological interviews, these students revealed early childhood experiences from birth through age ten to which they attributed their development of science knowledge and scientific habits of mind. Educational connoisseurship and criticism provided the framework through which the experiences were analyzed. The research revealed the overwhelming role of scientific habits of mind in the current success of these young scientists. Scientific habits of mind were developed through the structures and relationships in the home. Parents of the participants provided a non-authoritarian, fun, playful, tolerant atmosphere in which messes and experimentation were the norm. Large blocks of uninterrupted, unstructured time and space that "belonged" to the child allowed these children to follow where curiosity led. Frequently, the parent modeled scientific habits of mind. Good discipline in the minds of these families had nothing to do with punishments, rewards, or rules. The parents gave the children responsibilities, "free rein," and their trust, and the children blossomed in that trust and mutual respect. Parents recognized and supported the uniqueness, autonomy, interests, and emotions of the child. Above all, the young scientists valued the time, freedom, patience, and emotional support provided by their parents. For girls, construction toys, hot wheels, sand boxes, and outdoor experiences were particularly important. Art classes, free access to art media, sewing, music, and physical activity facilitated observational skills and spatial relationship development. The girls knew that doing traditionally masculine and feminine activities were acceptable and

  7. Comparative and Translatorly

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    Anna Rosen Guercio

    2011-12-01

    which a comparative literature department would presumably distinguish itself from departments of English, media studies, and so on. The discipline, one comes to understand, must hold translation at arm’s length, or, preferably, secreted behind its back, embarrassed that it can’t just give the mess up.

  8. Scegliere la musica nell’era di Internet

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    Marco Russo

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available La diffusione della musica su Internet è sorta solo dopo l’avvento di due specifiche tecnologie. La prima è relativa ai sistemi di compressione (soprattutto MP3 che ha permesso di ridurre le dimensioni di ciascun file, la seconda al progressivo ampliamento della banda disponibile agli utenti casalinghi (ADSL che ha drasticamente velocizzato i tempi di trasferimento dei dati. La nascita di Napster e dei successive sistemi peer to peer [Merriden 2001] ha reso infine la pratica di ricerca di brani musicali su Internet una prassi diffusa e stabilizzata [Mari 1999], tanto da soppiantare gran parte dei tradizionali media musicali ed ingenerare nuove forme di commercializzazione e gestione dei dati sonori [Prato 1995; Silva-Ramello 1999]. Senza entrare nel dettaglio legale dell’irruzione di Internet nella diffusione di materiali [Darias de las Heras 2003], aspetto che è tutt’altro dall’apparire chiaramente definito anche a causa di rapide trasformazioni normative locali rispetto ad un evento di dimensione assolutamente internazionale, certo è che le iniziali, e primitive, modalità di raccolta di brani su Internet si sono progressivamente evolute sino ad assumere rilevanti connotati tecnologici e commerciali [Di Carlo 2000] che rendono possibile individuare e effettuare il download di pressoché qualsiasi brano si desideri. Il rilievo principale che sorge da queste considerazioni impone dunque una nuova modalità di fruizione della musica rispetto a quella diffusa dai tradizionali media, poiché questi ultimi, al contrario di Internet, non permettono alcuna interazione ed è quindi essenzialmente passiva. Con l’avvento di Internet e tutti i suoi corollari il problema del fruitore di musica cambia profondamente, spostando l’attenzione principalmente verso quello della “scelta” della musica, indipendentemente, spesso, dall’uso che se ne potrà fare o delle modalità di ascolto che saranno messe in atto. Con questo intervento

  9. Rubric to improve teachers’ self-assessment

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    Francesca Pedone

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Through this research we focused on features related to teachers’ self-assessment, understood as a systematic process of examination and as a review of the practices put in place by a professional community. This paper documents a research carried out with a group of 144 in-service teachers. In order to allow teachers to become more aware of their own educational and teaching practice, it was decided to design and develop together with them in a cooperative structure, a rubric for self-assessment of their own skills. In final results we can see that the rubric design and development process was for the teachers a moment of analysis, reflection and discussion on professionalism, about the meaning of the actions. Through the rubric, teachers were equipped with the means to identify the strengths and weaknesses of their professional competence. This instrument also facilitated the integration and effective combination of self-assessment and development, looking forward to an organic design of effective and inclusive educational programs.La rubrica per promuovere l’autovalutazione degli insegnantiAttraverso la ricerca presentata si sono voluti mettere a fuoco quegli aspetti legati all’autovalutazione degli insegnanti, intesa come processo sistematico di esame e revisione delle pratiche messe in opera da una comunità professionale. Questo lavoro documenta una ricerca svolta con un gruppo di 144 docenti in servizio. Per consentire agli insegnanti di acquisire maggiore consapevolezza della propria pratica educativa e didattica, si è scelto di progettare e realizzare insieme a loro, in assetto cooperativo, una rubrica per l’autovalutazione dell’efficacia dell’insegnamento. Nei risultati finali si evidenzia come il processo di progettazione e costruzione della rubrica abbia rappresentato per gli insegnanti un momento di analisi, di riflessione e di confronto sulla propria professionalità e sul significato delle azioni compiute. Attraverso

  10. The Impact of Umbilical Blood Flow Regulation on Fetal Development Differs in Diabetic and Non-Diabetic Pregnancy

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    Jian Li

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Background/Aims: Diabetes is well-known to influence endothelial function. Endothelial function and blood flow regulation might be different in diabetic and non-diabetic pregnancy. However, the impact of umbilical blood flow regulation in gestational diabetes on fetal development is unknown so far. Methods: In a prospective birth cohort study, we analyzed the association of the umbilical artery Doppler indices (pulsatility index, resistance index and systolic/diastolic ratio and fetal size measures (biparietal diameter, head circumference, abdominal circumference, femur length and birth weight in 519 non-gestational diabetes mellitus pregnancies (controls and 226 gestational diabetes mellitus pregnancies in middle (day 160.32 ±16.29 of gestation and late (day 268.12 ±13.04 of gestation pregnancy. Results: Multiple regression analysis considering confounding factors (gestational day of ultrasound examination, offspring sex, maternal body mess index before pregnancy, maternal age at delivery, maternal body weight at delivery and maternal hypertension showed that umbilical artery Doppler indices (pulsatility index, resistance index and systolic/diastolic ratio were associated with fetal head circumference and femur length in middle gestational diabetes mellitus pregnancy but not in non-gestational diabetes mellitus pregnancy. Head circumference, biparietal diameter, abdominal circumference and femur length in mid gestation were smaller in fetus of gestational diabetes mellitus pregnancy versus non-gestational diabetes mellitus pregnancy. In contrast to non-gestational diabetes mellitus pregnancy in late gestation, umbilical artery Doppler indices in gestational diabetes mellitus pregnancy were not associated with ultrasound measures of fetal growth. Birth weight was slightly increased in gestational diabetes mellitus pregnancy as compared to non-gestational diabetes mellitus pregnancy. Conclusions: The impact of umbilical blood flow on fetal

  11. 14th International Workshop on Slow Positron Beam Techniques and Applications

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    These proceedings arose from the 14th International Workshop on Slow Positron Beam Techniques (SLOPOS14), which was held at Kunibiki Messe, Matsue, Shimane prefecture, Japan, from the 22nd—27th May 2016. Meetings in the SLOPOS series are held every three years. The SLOPOS workshop series has traditionally been devoted to investigations on the production of positron and positronium beams, their fundamental physics and chemistry, and their applications to materials such as metals, semiconductors and soft matter. During the workshop numerous applications using positron and positronium beams were also presented, clearly demonstrating the usefulness of such beams to the determination of surface structure, defect characterization as well as to fundamental scientific studies. For SLOPOS14 the main subjects of the workshop included the following: • Positron transport and beam technology • Pulsed positron beams and positron traps • Defect profiling in bulk and layered structures • Nano structures, porous materials and thin films • Surface and interface analysis • Positronium formation, emission and beams • Positron and positronium interactions with atoms and molecules • Many positrons and anti-hydrogen • Improvement of experimental techniques 106 delegates from 14 countries participated in the SLOPOS14, including 31 student delegates, which was a most encouraging sign for the future. The scientific program comprised 5 plenary talks, 22 invited talks, 32 contributed talks and 46 posters presented during two poster sessions. Student prizes were awarded for the best presented scientific contributions by 4 students from University of College London, Universität der Bundeswehr München and The University of Tokyo. On a sad note, delegates paid tribute to the contributions of our recently deceased colleagues, Prof. A. Seeger, Prof. R.N. West, Prof. T.C. Griffith, and Prof. Z. Tang. Memorial talks were given and a one minute silence was observed before the

  12. Persistence, resistance, resonance

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    Tsadka, Maayan

    Sound cannot travel in a vacuum, physically or socially. The ways in which sound operates are a result of acoustic properties, and the ways by which it is considered to be music are a result of social constructions. Therefore, music is always political, regardless of its content: the way it is performed and composed; the choice of instrumentation, notation, tuning; the medium of its distribution; its inherent hierarchy and power dynamics, and more. My compositional praxis makes me less interested in defining a relationship between music and politics than I am in erasing---or at least blurring---the borders between them. In this paper I discuss the aesthetics of resonance and echo in their metaphorical, physical, social, and musical manifestations. Also discussed is a political aesthetic of resonance, manifested through protest chants. I transcribe and analyze common protest chants from around the world, categorizing and unifying them as universal crowd-mobilizing rhythms. These ideas are explored musically in three pieces. Sumud: Rhetoric of Resistance in Three Movements, for two pianos and two percussion players, is a musical interpretation of the political/social concept of sumud, an Arabic word that literally means "steadfastness" and represents Palestinian non-violent resistance. The piece is based on common protest rhythms and uses the acoustic properties inherent to the instruments. The second piece, Three Piano Studies, extends some of the musical ideas and techniques used in Sumud, and explores the acoustic properties and resonance of the piano. The final set of pieces is part of my Critical Mess Music Project. These are site-specific musical works that attempt to blur the boundaries between audience, performers and composer, in part by including people without traditional musical training in the process of music making. These pieces use the natural structure and resonance of an environment, in this case, locations on the UCSC campus, and offer an active

  13. Avaliação do Grau e da Extensão das Alterações Térmicas Produzidas pela Cirurgia de Alta Freqüência no Colo Uterino

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    Taha Nabiha Saadi Abrahão

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: estudar a ocorrência de dano térmico tissular nos espécimes excisados por cirurgia de alta freqüência e avaliar qualitativa e quantitativamente o dano térmico sobre o epitélio ectocervical e o endocervical e a provável influência do estado menstrual sobre sua gênese. Método: estudo prospectivo de 100 pacientes com lesão cervical intra-epitelial de alto grau. O dano térmico encontrado foi subdividido em três graus, leve, moderado e grave, de acordo com os critérios de Messing et al.¹ Resultado: a análise estatística permitiu avaliar que o dano térmico ocorreu em todos os casos, porém em 91% das vezes ele foi insignificante, permitindo a correta avaliação histopatológica. A extensão da alteração térmica tecidual sobre o epitélio endocervical foi de 271,6 mi, ao passo que a extensão no epitélio ectocervical foi de 254,8 mi, mostrando desta forma que a extensão do dano térmico é significantemente maior no epitélio endocervical. Das 100 pacientes avaliadas, 80 estavam no menacme e 20 na menopausa. O grau e a extensão do dano térmico tissular não variaram com o estado menstrual. Conclusão: não se observou qualquer diferença significativa na avaliação tanto do ponto de vista qualitativo quanto quantitativo. Por outro lado, evidenciou-se que na prática cotidiana não há necessidade de se fazer a mensuração do dano térmico.

  14. Contrast-enhanced three-dimensional MR imaging using a volumetric interpolated breath-hold examination (VIBE): clinical utility in the evaluation of renal tumors

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    Lee, Young Hwan; Kim, Chong Soo [Chonbuk National University Hospita, Chungju (Korea, Republic of); Lee, Jeong Min [Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2002-12-01

    To compare, in terms of technical feasibility, image quality and clinical efficacy, contrast-enhanced three-dimensional (3D) MR imaging using volumetric interpolated breath-hold examination (VIBE) with two-dimensional gradient-echo MR imaging for the evaluation of renal messes. Twenty-three patients with 25 renal masses underwent dynamic MR imaging using a 1.5-T MR system and the 3D VIBE, 2D fast low angle shot (FLASH), and combined fat saturation techniques after the injection of 20 ml of Gd-DTPA. We compared postcontrast 2D FLASH and 3D VIBE images with precontrast 2D FLASH images. For quantitative analysis, the signal-to-noise and lesion to kidney contrast-to-noise ratio of the images were calculated using the three different techniques. For qualitative analysis, two experienced radiologists analyzed the images in terms of artifacts, lesion conspicuity and delineation, and general image quality. Delineation of the anatomy of renal vasculature and pelvocalyceal systems on reconstructed 3D VIBE MIP images was also assessed. Quantitative analysis showed that the SNR of a renal mass was slightly higher at postcontrast 2D FLASG than at 3D VIBE imaging, and the SNR of renal cortex was higher at 3D VIBE than at postcontrast 2D FLASF imaging. The differences were, though, statistically insignificant (p>0.05). The CNR of al renal mass was, however, significantly higher at 3D VIBE than at 2D FLASH imaging (p<0.05). Qualitative analysis showed that general image quality was best at postcontrast 3D VIBE, followed by 2D FLASH and precontrast 2D FLASH imaging, and image artifacts were worst at post-contrast 2D FLASH image (p<0.05). In terms of lesion conspicuity and delineation, 3D VIBE gave the best results and postcontrast images were better than precontrast (p<0.05). Reconstructed angiographic and urographic images using the VIBE technique provided information about the anatomy of the renal vasculature and pelvocalyceal system. 3D VIBE MR imaging offers comparable or

  15. Renal Cell Cancer: What Can We Learn from Pre-Operative Studies?

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    Fisher, Rosalie; Larkin, James, E-mail: james.larkin@rmh.nhs.uk [Department of Medical Oncology, Royal Marsden Hospital, London (United Kingdom)

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    of spontaneous regression in mRCC, which occurs very rarely, but this phenomenon was also observed in series when surgery was not performed (Russo and O'Brien, 2008). Despite the evidence for a combined modality approach to mRCC in the cytokine era, these agents did not improve clinical outcomes when studied in the adjuvant setting (Pizzocaro et al., 2001; Messing et al., 2003; Atzpodien et al.,), and were not tested as neoadjuvant treatment due to their side effects and the very limited response rates observed in the primary tumors.

  16. PPICA, Power Plant Investment Cost Analysis

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    Lefevre, J.C.

    2002-01-01

    package. The file names have been changed on purpose to avoid messing up normal LPGC operation, so that they can be placed in the same directory as LPGC without any disturbance. However, the new versions of these two modules are not designed to run in conjunction with the original LPGC modules. It means that other contributions to power cost, i.e., operating and maintenance costs and fuel costs, must be computed separately, then added to the capital costs in order to evaluate the complete cost of electricity generation

  17. The Port Hope area initiative municipal involvement

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    Austin, Rick; Stevenson, Mark

    2006-01-01

    Port Hope (Canada) contains one of the world's oldest nuclear facility sites. From the 1930's through to the 1970's, processing residues from radium refining facilities located at the Port Hope Harbour were being stored and/or deposited on numerous sites throughout the municipality. For a variety of reasons, including spillage of material during transportation and un-monitored or unauthorized diversion of materials, many private and public properties in the municipality were contaminated with low level radioactive waste. Over the past 30 years, the community has demanded that the nuclear industry and the federal government clean up the mess left in Port Hope. In the 1980's and 1990's, the federal government sought to fulfill its commitment to clean up over one million cubic metres of contaminated material remaining in Port Hope but was unable to find a solution. The Low Level Radioactive Waste Management Siting Task Force worked in trying to find a home for historic LLRW in the 1980's and 1990's. It is only within the past 6 years that Port Hope's community began to see the 'light at the end of the tunnel'. And, the light began to shine when the communities took the issue of long term management of the waste into their own hands and proposed possible solutions to the federal government. So the Port Hope Area Initiative is a community-based initiative. In this paper the author presents some of the reasons for success (so far) and some opportunities and challenges that his municipality, and specifically municipal Council, faces as a partner in this Environmental Assessment and project development process. He addresses some of the key elements of the Project that he believes have led to the success of the Project to this point, including: the Legal Agreement and Agreement Monitoring process; the Property Value Protection Program; the Hosting Fee; the Municipal veto on some decisions; the end Use as an asset to the Community; the Value of Peer Review. He also touches

  18. Comparative discussion of the activated sludge and packed bed techniques in biological sewage water cleaning; Vergleichende Betrachtung von Belebungs- und Festbettverfahren fuer die biologische Abwasserreinigung

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    Kroiss, H [Technische Univ., Vienna (Germany). Inst. fuer Wasserguete und Abfallwirtschaft

    1994-12-31

    It is reasonable to state that, given proper planning, erection and careful operation, both activated sludge plants and packed bed reactors with a biofilm are capable of meeting extremely high demands on the quality of the effluent. What was to be shown is the fact that operating behaviour and demands on measurement and control techniques differ considerably. Rating depends on different criteria, according to the technique chosen, and also cost calculation is largely determined in each case by special local conditions. All this makes it difficult to compare solutions with one another or to transfer experience gathered in one plant to another application. So the choice of the best possible method in a given case remains an interesting task.- One must try to make as objective a comparison as possible of different solutions according to the relevant criteria, beyond what is quantifiable merely in terms of finance.- Any decision taken on the basis of such a comparison is bound to reflect also the values that the decision-makers hold. But it should always be possible when taking decisions about processes to leave ideology out of consideration. (orig.) [Deutsch] Es kann festgestellt werden, dass sowohl Belebungsanlagen wie auch Biofilmreaktoren bei richtiger Planung, Errichtung und sorgfaeltigem Betrieb in der Lage sind, auch extrem hohe Ansprueche an die Ablaufguete zu erfuellen. Was gezeigt werden sollte, ist der Umstand, dass erhebliche Unterschiede im Betriebsverhalten und in den Anforderungen an die Mess- und Regeltechnik bestehen. Fuer die Bemessung sind je nach Verfahren andere Kriterien massgebend, und auch fuer die Kostenrechnung gilt, dass die speziellen oertlichen Bedingung bei jedem Anwendungsfall von ausschlaggebender Bedeutung sind. Das alles hat zur Folge, dass es sehr schwierig ist, verschiedene Loesungsmoeglichkeiten miteinander zur vergleichen, oder die Erfahrung von einer Anlage auf einen anderen Anwendungsfall zu uebertragen. Die Auswahl des ``besten

  19. ANLAŞMAZLIKLARIN ÇÖZÜMÜNDE AKRAN ARABULUCULUK MODELİNİN DÖNÜŞTÜRÜCÜ ETKİLERİ: ARABULUCU ÖĞRENCİLER GÖZÜNDEN BİR DEĞERLENDİRME (THE CONVERTER EFFECTS OF PEER MEDIATION MODEL FOR THE DISAGREEMENTS SOLUTION: EVALUATION FROM THE LOOK OF THE MEDIATOR STUDENTS

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    Cemile ÇETİN

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available ÖZ: Akran-arabuluculuğu, tarafsız bir üçüncü öğrencinin kolaylaştırıcılığında, çatışan öğrencilerin ortak sorunlarını yüz yüze müzakere ettikleri, bir anlaşmazlık çözüm yoludur. Akran-arabuluculuğunda, önerilerde bulunma, nihai kararı belirleme ve her iki tarafında kabul edeceği bir çözüm bulma sorumluluğu, öncelikle müzakere eden yani sorunun tarafı olan öğrencilere aittir (Messing, 1993. Böylece akran arabuluculuk oluşan sorunu çözme konusunda sahip olunan potansiyelin barışçıl performansa dönüştürülmesini sağlar. Araştırma, "akran arabuluculuk modelini, arabulucu öğrencilerin gözünden” değerlendirmek için gerçekleştirilmiştir. İzmir’de bir lisede altı yıldır uygulanan akran arabuluculuk programının etkililiği, arabuluculuk yapan 30'u kız, 20'si ise erkek olmak üzere 50 öğrenci ile yarı yapılandırılmış görüşme tekniği kullanılarak değerlendirilmiştir. Kodlama güvenirliği %85,9’dur.Araştırmanın anlamlı sonuçlarından biri; öğrencilerin sınıf arkadaşları tarafından sınıflarının arabulucusu olarak seçilmekten mutluluk, heyecan ve sevinç hissettiklerini ifade etmiş olmalarıdır. Ayrıca, seçilmiş olmanın kendilerinde sorumluluk, özgüven, güçlülük ve sorun çözmeye ilişkin yeterlik duyguları hissettirdiğini belirtmişlerdir. Elde edilen sonuçlar, akran arabuluculuk ile anlaşmazlık çözümünde öğrenilmiş çaresizliğin yerini öğrenilmiş güçlülüğe bıraktığını işaret etmektedir. Aynı zamanda, akran odaklı bir anlaşmazlık çözüm yöntemi olan akran-arabuluculuk modelinin Türk kültüründe hem daha detaylı ve derinlemesine hem de yaygın etkisinin incelenmesine gereksinim vardır. Anahtar Kelimeler: Arabuluculuk, Akran-arabuluculuğu, Çatışma, Anlaşmazlık. ABSTRACT: Peer-mediation is a way of dispute resolution, facilitated by a neutral third student, that conflicting students

  20. Use of the femoral vein ('groin injecting' by a sample of needle exchange clients in Bristol, UK

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    Maliphant John

    2005-04-01

    injections was problematic and deterred rotation between arms. The groin site was reported to be convenient, provide quick access, with little mess and less pain than smaller more awkward veins. The formation of sinuses over time facilitated continued use of the groin. Approximately two thirds of participants had experienced difficulty gaining IV access at their groin. Common problem included scar tissue occlusion, swelling and pain. Some reported infections and past history of deep vein thrombosis. Conclusion Use of the groin was perceived to be convenient by the study group. Problems following safer injecting advice were identified, including dexterity difficulties leading to fear of losing the 'hit'. Health problems at the groin site did not deter use. These results suggest further qualitative work is needed to explore the difficulties in following safer injecting advice in more detail and inform the development of more appropriate advice. Further quantitative work is necessary to establish the prevalence of groin injecting amongst IDUs and the incidence of associated problems. There is a need for a longitudinal study to examine the relationship between injecting technique and loss of patency of veins. If protective factors could be identified, evidence-based safer injecting advice could be established to preserve peripheral veins and reduce use of the groin site, which is high risk and associated with serious adverse consequences.

  1. PREFACE: Selected invited contributions from the International Conference on Magnetism (Karlsruhe, Germany, 26-31 July 2009) Selected invited contributions from the International Conference on Magnetism (Karlsruhe, Germany, 26-31 July 2009)

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    Goll, Gernot; Löhneysen, Hilbert v.; Loidl, Alois; Pruschke, Thomas; Richter, Manuel; Schultz, Ludwig; Sürgers, Christoph; Wosnitza, Jochen

    2010-04-01

    in a plenary talk. The IUPAP Young Scientist Award on Magnetism was presented to S O Valenzuela, E Saitoh and T Kimura. The sessions were held in the Stadthalle Karlsuhe operated by the Karlsruher Messe- und Kongress-GmbH (KMK). We are grateful to Ms M Mäkelburg (KMK) for organizing the conference site impeccably. The conference was attended by 1552 participants from 48 countries, with approximately 50 per cent from overseas. The program entailed six plenary talks (40 min each), with 16 half-plenary and 41 invited talks (30 min) and 298 contributed talks (15 min). Extended lunch breaks and evenings were devoted to poster sessions, with a total of 1632 posters presented. All submitted papers were reviewed in order to meet the standards of Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter and Journal of Physics: Conference Series. The referees made every effort to ensure that the manuscripts submitted for publication in the proceedings reached a high standard. The tremendous work in organizing the paper classification and refereeing procedures was carried out by the Publication Committee which was headed by J Wosnitza, and comprised, in addition, Th Pruschke, M Richter and L Schultz. We also thank G Douglas, IOP Publishing, for his support with the preparation of these proceedings. We gratefully acknowledge the help of L Behrens, E Maass and B Schelske in preparing the conference. The conference would not have been possible without G Goll (conference secretary) and C Sürgers (finances). I thank them for their help. Thanks also go to the many students in blue t-shirts who helped to manage the conference. We are grateful for the financial support of Universität Karlsruhe (TH) and Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (both institutions merged to form the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) as of 1 October 2009), the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP), the City of Karlsruhe, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German National Science Foundation), and the European

  2. Phasenabgestimmtes Behandlungskonzept ausgedehnter Defektverletzungen an den Extremitäten im Rahmen des Polytraumamanagements

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    Aurich, Matthias

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    covering requires excellent perfusion. The defect coverage should be performed within 72 hours after the trauma. Otherwise there is a risk of further damage to this extremity.Large post-traumatic soft tissue defects are a challenge for the surgeon and require a well-defined therapeutic strategy. The overall concept of soft tissue coverage depends on the extent of exposed bone, tendons and nerves. An absolute prerequisite for wound closure is to completely cover the implants with vital and well-vascularized soft tissue. To obtain satisfactory results, early communication and cooperation between orthopaedic surgeons and plastic surgeons is recommend.In highly open fractures with extensive soft tissue defects (Group IIIb and IIIc one must consider the possibility of early amputation, although the primary goal is to save the limbs. Long-term hospitalization has significant social and economic implications for the patient. The “mangled extremity severity score” (MESS is an established decision-making aid.

  3. Women and the Hanford Site

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    Gerber, Michele

    2014-03-01

    cannot criticize the employment realities or the social practices of those days. If we can simply understand the past, then maybe we can learn from it. This presentation will highlight the success stories of many of Hanford's women. About 4,000 women came to the gargantuan, remote desert location, most of them young and away from home for the first time. Almost all of them were coming to a place they had never heard of and undertaking a mission that could not be explained to them because it was Top Secret. Faced with decidedly unequal opportunity, they came and took the jobs that were available, because they felt a personal dedication to the war effort. They had fun at Hanford, despite living in dusty barracks and eating mess hall food, and they left their mark on Hanford and its memories in many ways. Without them, the Site could not have functioned, and the war might not have been won as soon as it was. They then became the grandmothers of Richland, Washington, who told their stories to me in the 1990s. This presentation will show the lives of these women at Hanford during the Manhattan Project, as they worked to make the best of the situation, contribute and do their jobs. Their feelings about the work 50 years later will also be discussed.

  4. Accretion and Preservation of Organic Matter in Carbonaceous Chondrites as Revealed by NanoSIMS Imaging.

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    Remusat, L.; Guan, Y.; Eiler, J.

    2008-12-01

    the matrix. In contrast to some observations of nm-scale HRTEM observations of chondritic matrices [4], organics do not seem to be associated with sulfides or sulfates. Instead, they are found intermixed with clay minerals within the matrix. We also found that a subset of organic particles in the matrices of CI, CM and CR chondrites are D rich (as previously reported by [5]). Profiles across these particles reveal that no significant isotopic exchange has occurred between these D-rich organic grains and the surrounding clays. This suggests that the isotopic composition of these grains remained unchanged during the parent body evolution, in contrast with conclusions from bulk measurements [2]. It has been previously suggested that relatively D-depleted water circulated through the parent bodies of the volatile-rich carbonaceous chondrites for 3 My. Known rates of water mobility through polymerized organic compounds and of D/H exchange between organic hydrogen and water lead one to predict that organic particles should have fully equilibrated with their surrounding phases in much less time than this. We speculate that this paradox might be evidence for exceptionally refractory character of H-C bonds in meteoritic IOM, or extreme D-exchange behavior of some organic moieties like radicals evidenced in IOM. [1] Pizzarello et al. (2006) in MESS II 625-651; [2] Alexander et al. (2007) GCA 71, 4380-4403 ; [3] Alpern and Benkheiri (1973) EPSL 19, 422-428; [4] Brearley and Abreu 32th LPSC; [5] Busemann et al (2006) Science 312, 727-730.

  5. A Study of Umbilical Communication Interface of Simulator Kernel to Enhance Visibility and Controllability

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    Koo, Cheol Hea; Lee, Hoon Hee; Moon, Sung Tae; Han, Sang Hyuck; Ju, Gwang Hyeok

    2013-08-01

    simulation model not kernel. Because the simulation model has no way to know about the status of simulation kernel load to process simulation events, as the result the simulation model sends the data as frequent as needed. This story may make many potential problems like lack of response, failure of meeting deadline and data integrity problem with the model data during the simulation. SIMSAT and EuroSim gives a warning message if the user request event such as printing log can't be processed as planned or requested. As the consequence the requested event will be delayed or not be able to be processed, and it means that this phenomenon may violate the planned deadline. In most soft real time simulation, this can be neglected and just make a little inconvenience of users. But it shall be noted that if the user request is not managed properly at some critical situation, the simulation results may be ended with a mess and chaos. As we traced the disadvantages of what simulation model provide the user request, simulation model is not appropriate to provide a service for such user request. This kind of work shall be minimized as much as possible.

  6. Synthesis and application of imprinted polyvinylimidazole-silica hybrid copolymer for Pb{sup 2+} determination by flow-injection thermospray flame furnace atomic absorption spectrometry

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    Teixeira Tarley, Cesar Ricardo, E-mail: tarley@uel.br [Programa de Pos-Graduacao em Quimica da Universidade Federal de Alfenas, Rua Gabriel Monteiro da Silva 700, Alfenas, MG, CEP 37130-000 (Brazil); Instituto Nacional de Ciencia e Tecnologia (INCT) de Bioanalitica, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Instituto de Quimica, Departamento de Quimica Analitica, Cidade Universitaria Zeferino Vaz s/n, Campinas, SP, CEP 13083-970 (Brazil); Departamento de Quimica, Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Rod. Celso Garcia Cid, PR 445 Km 380, Campus Universitario, Londrina, PR, CEP 86051-990 (Brazil); Nascimento Andrade, Felipe [Programa de Pos-Graduacao em Quimica da Universidade Federal de Alfenas, Rua Gabriel Monteiro da Silva 700, Alfenas, MG, CEP 37130-000 (Brazil); Midori de Oliveira, Fernanda; Zanetti Corazza, Marcela [Departamento de Quimica, Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Rod. Celso Garcia Cid, PR 445 Km 380, Campus Universitario, Londrina, PR, CEP 86051-990 (Brazil); Mendes de Azevedo, Luiz Fernando [Programa de Pos-Graduacao em Quimica da Universidade Federal de Alfenas, Rua Gabriel Monteiro da Silva 700, Alfenas, MG, CEP 37130-000 (Brazil); Gava Segatelli, Mariana [Universidade Tecnologica Federal do Parana (UTFPR), Av. dos Pioneiros 3131, Londrina, PR, CEP 86036-370 (Brazil)

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    selectivity for Pb{sup 2+} than NIC at 64.9, 16.0 and 8.8 folds. The developed method was successfully applied for highly sensitive and selective Pb{sup 2+} determination in different kinds of water samples, parenteral solutions and urine. Accuracy was also assessed by analyzing certified reference fish protein (DORM-3) and marine sediment (MESS-3 and PACS-2) with satisfactory results.

  7. Liberamente tratto da... Storie, codici, tragitti, mediazioni tra letteratura e cinema Loosely adapted from… Stories, codes, travels, mediations between literature and cinema

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    Donata Meneghelli

    2012-12-01

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    Il saggio, a partire da una ricognizione della più recente letteratura critica sull’argomento, vuole proporre una riflessione critica sull’adattamento, sui confini che delimitano tale pratica e, in particolare, sulle questioni specifiche messe in gioco dall’adattamento cinematografico dei testi letterari, all’interno del più vasto campo dei rapporti tra letteratura e cinema. Tali questioni investono in primo luogo l’adattamento dei testi del canone, i ‘grandi’ testi della tradizione occidentale: è soprattutto in questo contesto che viene chiamata in causa la nozione di fedeltà. ‘Fedeltà’ è un termine apparentemente neutrale, che in realtà nasconde sempre un’implicita gerarchia e un atteggiamento difensivo nei confronti di una supposta superiorità assiologica della letteratura come forma ‘alta’, dotata di una dignità, di un’indipendenza creativa che mancherebbero al cinema in quanto arte popolare e di massa.

    Contro questa assiologia implicita già denunciata con grande anticipo da André Bazin, il saggio vuole mostrare la complessità e la ricchezza dei percorsi tra letteratura e cinema. Prendendo come esempio un film scarsamente conosciuto, quello che Mauro Bolognini realizza nel 1962 a partire dal romanzo Senilità, la riflessione si conclude esplorando alcune delle molteplici implicazioni rintracciabili nella nozione, proposta da Linda Hutcheon, di «identità instabile di un racconto».

    Starting from a survey of the most recent studies on the topic, the essay proposes a critical reflection on adaptation and the (possible borders of this cultural practice. It particularly focuses on the issues raised by cinematic adaptation of literary texts, a phenomenon which needs to be contextualized in the larger field of relationships between literature and cinema. Such issues, however, do not emerge in the same way for any text: they are especially urgent when we tackle the cinematic adaptation of

  8. Railway traffic noise pollution. Source, propagation and abatement systems; L'inquinamento acustico prodotto da traffico ferroviario. Origine, propagazione e sistemi di attenuazione. Progetto Apparati silenti

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    2001-07-01

    specifico alla Legge Quadro n. 447 del 26/10/95 e al D.P.R. n. 459 del 18/11/98. Vengono poi trattati, da un punto di vista fenomenologico e di modellizzazione, i meccanismi di generazione e di propagazione del rumore, con particolare riferimento al processo di attenuazione del livello sonoro, ad opera di dispositivi naturali o artificiali. Lo studio di quest'ultimo aspetto rappresenta la parte centrale del presente lavoro: sono state esaminate diverse configurazioni di barriere antirumore artificiali, riportando i risultati sia di sperimentazioni condotte in situ, sia di simulazioni avanzate. Le prestazioni di diverse soluzioni schermanti, caratterizzate da geometrie e materiali differenti, sono state messe a confronto in base a parametri tecnici, economici e di fattibilita'. Infine sulla base delle attuali tecnologie, viene proposta una soluzione progettuale innovativa per la realizzazione di un sistema antirumore efficace e a basso impatto visivo. Essa e' costituita da una barriera fissa, adiacente ai binari e realizzata in plastica riciclata, e da uno schermo mobile, solidale al vagone, in materiale composito. Secondo i criteri di confronto sopra esposti, tale soluzione sembra rispondere alle esigenze di riduzione del fonoinquinamento, basso impatto ambientale e costi contenuti.

  9. Nabarlek Traditional Owners' perspective on the current state of revegetation

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    Lewis, B.

    2001-01-01

    Aboriginal people derive their identity from an ancestral relationship to land mediated through a traditional form of land title. This relationship to country determines a group or individual's place in the complex of law, ceremony, culture, responsibility, status, marriage, income etc (often collectively termed 'culture'), that is the essential corollary of traditional land tenure. In effect, country bestows upon Traditional Owners a place in the scheme of things as do social and occupational status, racial origin, financial position etc upon the Westerner. It is a critical link in the preservation of Aboriginal society, and pressure on or erosion of this relationship imposes further strain on the significant burden to Traditional Owners of cultural maintenance. In order that disenfranchisement does not occur because of the mining process, Traditional Owners must have a guarantee that the country will be returned to a pre-mining state as far as possible. This is certainly a significant part of the initial discussion of any consent (under the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act, 1976). Among the worst outcomes for Aboriginal people involved in the mining process is the return to them of degraded lands, an indication to them that the Westerners who initially placed such great value on it no longer do so. These people are left with the mess or the scraps and perhaps for them the least traumatic course is to walk away, to pretend that the mined-out country is of no importance to them and that there is no pain. The rehabilitation of Nabarlek is in some ways a special case. There was a fairly long period from 1988 to 1994 in which nothing happened. At the final decision to close the operation much of the infrastructure was no longer useable. Initially there was ascribed certain value to plant and equipment items that did not really eventuate for Traditional Owners. Significant portions of the remnant infrastructure was handed back to Traditional Owners

  10. Environmental Risk Assessment for a Developing Country like India

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    Ahmed, Shamsuzzaman; Saha, Indranil

    2017-04-01

    The developing world is facing an increased risk of accelerating disaster losses. A concrete risk assessment along with subsequent management program involving identification, mitigation and preparedness will assist in rehabilitation and reconstruction once the disaster has struck is critical to subvert the magnitude of the loss incurred. A developing country like India has been taken as an example to highlight the elements mentioned. Most countries like India in the developing world is facing a mounting challenge to promote economic growth and bring down poverty. In this scenario, significant climatic changes will not only impact key economic sectors but also add to the existing conundrum. Sudden onset of natural calamities pose an increasing problem to the developing countries for which risk management strategies need to be forged in order to deal with such hazards. If this is not the case, then a substantial diversion of financial resources to reconstruction in the post disaster phase severely messes up the budget planning process. This compromises economic growth in the long run. Envisaging cost effective mitigation measures to minimize environmental and socio economic toll from natural disasters is the immediate requirement. Often it has been found that an apparent lack of historical data on catastrophic events makes hazard assessment an extremely difficult process. For this it is useful to establish preliminary maps to identify high risk zones and justify the utilization of funds. Vulnerability studies assess the physical, social and economic consequences that result from the occurrence of a severe natural phenomenon. Also they take into account public awareness of risk and the consequent ability to cope with such risks. Risk analysis collates information from hazard assessment and vulnerability studies in the form of an estimation of probable future losses in the face of similar hazards. Promoting different governmental schemes to catastrophe risk absorption

  11. Prediction during sentence comprehension in aphasia

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    Michael Walsh Dickey

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    either highly predictable or unpredictable (Before warming the milk/To prevent a mess, the babysitter took out/checked the …. The PWA varied widely in their verbal fluency, as measured by their verbal-fluency scores on the Comprehensive Aphasia Test (Swinburn, et al., 2004; verbal fluency T-score range: 43-71. Reading times at the critical word (bottle/diaper; see Figure 1 showed a large effect of predictability, with both high- and low-frequency words being read faster in constraining sentence contexts (F[1,7]=13.66, p.1. This pattern is different from findings for older and younger unimpaired adults, who show similar-sized effects for predictability and frequency (Rayner, et al., 2004; Ashby, et al., 2005; Rayner, et al., 2006. However, it is consistent with previous results for aphasia, where effects of word frequency are often missing (e.g., DeDe, 2012. There was no relationship between verbal fluency and the size of the predictability effect (r=.06, p>.4. These findings indicate that PWA can show very robust prediction in comprehension, at least for constraining sentence contexts (Federmeier, 2007. However, prediction appears to be dissociated from variation in verbal fluency/language-production impairment. This finding casts doubt on theories which ground prediction in comprehension in the language production system (Federmeier, 2007; Pickering & Garrod, 2013; Dell & Chang, 2014.

  12. Optimization of the pyrolysis process for pyrolisis of pollutant-carrying waste of residues. Final report; Optimierung Pyrolyseverfahren bei Einsatz von problembehafteten Abfaellen/Reststoffen. Abschlussbericht

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    Mottitschka, W.; Eidner, D.; Schmidt, M.

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    Anlagentechnik GmbH Freiberg die Einsatzmaterialien - PAK-kontaminiertes Holz - Autoleichtshredder - Aluminiumhaltige Kunststoffabfaelle - Teppichreste - Lackierereiabfaelle pyrolysiert. Das PKA-Pyrolyseverfahren ist durch folgende Verfahrensschritte gekennzeichnet: - Aufbereitung der Einsatzstoffe auf die fuer den Prozess erforderliche Koernung und Aushaltung ferromagnetischer Bestandteile - Pyrolyseanlage zur thermischen Behandlung der Einsatzstoffe und Spaltung in die Produkte Pyrolysereststoff sowie Pyrolyserohgas in der indirekt beheizten Pyrolysetrommel bei ca. 550 C - Crackung der im Pyrolyserohgas enthaltenen Kohlenwasserstoffe bei Temperaturen von 110 bis 1200 C - Gasreinigung, bestehend aus einer mehrstufigen Gaswaesche, Trockenentschwefelung und Aktivkoksfilter. Durch ein umfangreiches Probenahme-, Mess- und Analysenprogramm wurden die Verfahrensschritte Pyrolyse und Gascrackung und das Gesamtverfahren untersucht. Auf dieser Grundlage sind Aussagen zur Stoff- und Energiebilanzierung, zur Schadstoffreduzierung und zu Emissionen moeglich. Die Ergebnisse dienen als Basis fuer die Projektierung von thermischen Entsorgungsanlagen. Weiterhin wurden wertvolle Erkenntnisse zu Verbesserungen der Gascrackung und Staubabscheidung aus dem Spaltgas gewonnen. So wurde der Gascracker mit Steinkohlenkoksbefuellung durch eine kokslose Technologie ersetzt und der Staub im Spaltgas mit einem Schlauchfilter abgeschieden. Auf Grund der Variabilitaet der stofflichen Zusammensetzung der Einsatzstoffe sind auch die Bilanzergebnisse sehr unterschiedlich. Bei allen Einsatzstoffen wurde eine starke Reduzierung der Massen und Volumina der festen Reststoffe erreicht und ein energetisch verwertbares Reingas produziert. Die Verwertung der Pyrolysereststoffe durch Hochtemperaturvergasung ist nicht Gegenstand dieses Foerderprojektes. (orig.)

  13. 圖書行銷通路業務運作之調查研究 A Study on the Book Marketing Channels and the Business Operations in Taiwan

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    Shih-Luen Lin

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    Full Text Available 身處知識經濟新世紀的新洪流,出版產業出版品品質之優劣與國家文明永續發展有著休戚與共的關係。縱觀出版生態從「創作端」、「生產端」、「流通端」以至於 「消費端」,每一連結皆屬環環相扣並缺一不可,尤其是流通端(圖書行銷),更扮演著舉足輕重的地位與角色。它不僅是對出版人之保證,更是開創出版事業版圖 發展與繁榮的必要條件、成功關鍵與主要命脈。本研究分析,主要在於探討國內圖書行銷各階通路業者往來的商業交易條件,以及可能實施創新的往來交易方式,並 根據2004年行政院新聞局委託中華徵信所調查「2003年圖書出版產業調查研究」,針對「行銷通路業」一環加以分析報告,最後將對相關行業及組織機構提 出必要之建議與鼓勵,俾供採行之參考。In the new century of Knowledge Economics, there is a close relationship between the quality level of publications in the publishing industry and the continuo its development of a nation's civilization. Generally speaking, the publishing ecology deals with the realm of originality, production, circulation and consumption; every element of these three categories is necessary and closely linked with one another. The circulation (books marketing, in particular plays an important role; it is not merely the assurance to the publisher but it is the essential requirement, the key success factor and the life strain to the prosperity of the publishing industry as well. The purpose of this research is to explore the bits mess transaction terms together with the possible implementation of innovated term of transaction on all process of the Books Marketing; a further study and analysis will also be made on Marketing Channels of the Book Publishing Industry based upon the 2003 Survey of Book Publishing Industry which is entrusted by Government Information Office and

  14. SURVEY, REPRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS OF A WAR I COMPLEX SYSTEM OF SURFACE AND UNDERGROUND FORTIFICATIONS IN THE GRESTA VALLEY, ITALY

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    Full Text Available This work is part of a research on the use of terrestrial laser scanner, integrated with total station and GPS, for the documentation and comprehension of complex architectures in up-land sites. The research is performed in the framework of the project "Ambiente e Paesaggi dei siti di Altura Trentini" – APSAT (Environment and landscape of hill-top sites in Trentino, a multidisciplinary project focused on the evolution of hill-top anthropic system in the Trentino region, Italy. The study area is located in the Gresta Valley and this work concerns on the Nagià Grom site, fortified by the Austria-Hungarian Army during the World War I. The site has been interested by a significant restore operation of a large series of entrenches paths and fortifications in the last decade. The survey herein described has involved an area once interested by military barracks with Officers' Mess, water provision and by one of the biggest field kitchens discovered in the Trentino region. A second survey involved the tunnel connecting the ammunition depot to the artillery stations. The nature of such complex architectures, characterized by an irregular and composite 3D span leads, in general, to necessary simple surveys and representations and somehow to simplified studies too. The 3D point cloud, once filtered by the massive presence of dense vegetation, eventually constitutes a rich data set for further analyses on the spatial, geological, architectural and historical properties of the site. The analysis has been carried out on two different scales. At the architectural-scale, the comparison to historic photos has allowed to understand how the original structure of the barracks was made and to find building characters that now are lost. The on-site observation of the underground stratigraphic splices and their analysis in the 3D point cloud, e.g., spatial extension and slope, have permitted the understanding of the special excavation process guided by the

  15. Big infrastructures effects on local developments

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    Bruna Vendemmia

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available This research aims to clarify the consequences generated by regional infrastructures strategies on local city growth.Do regional infrastructure strategies activate transformation processes at a local level? And may these  processes generate virtuous rules for local development in bottom-up transformations?To answer at these questions, in my opinion,  the Metropolitan Area of Naples represents an interesting case study. In these area, and due to the lack of Institutions, the processes, object of this work, are clearly visible: a coexistence between “top-down” projects and “bottom-up” transformations is highlighted. In 2010 Naples lies on a huge conurbation: the high-way infrastructures reduced the distance, increasing the accessibility of the region but without building a clear relation with the surroundings; as a consequence, the city sprawls, messing  up the previous rural structure. At the same time, the industrial areas produced visible fractures on the configuration of the territory.The different technologies produced physical changes in the Metropolitan Area, as well as in citizens life style. We are trying to understand, here, the relations between this two dynamics in order to measure the influences and forecast the transformations.An important fact is that nowadays and worldwide, we are assisting to the replacement of the industrial sector with global services and transport; commercial activities are transforming the landscape, finding their location in places that have well defined characteristics: big plots, high visibility, global connectivity and easy accessibility. In Naples they have been established in the same area where agriculture, industries and residential suburbs have already layered. Even though, here, they symbolize territorial references: “land-marks” (Lynch, 2006. New infrastructure have to been built in order to support this renewed uses of the territory. If the city can be described “as points of

  16. PREFACE: 1st International Symposium on Electrical Arc and Thermal Plasmas in Africa (ISAPA)

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    Andre, Pascal; Koalaga, Zacharie

    2012-02-01

    Plasmas (LAEPT) from Blaise Pascal University have worked in close collaboration within the framework of the Organizing Committee of this new and first ISAPA symposium in Africa. We registered 40 participants from France, Portugal, Belgium, Mali, Niger, Togo, Tchad and, of course, Burkina Faso, and also through collaborative works from Russia, Poland and Ukraine. 20 papers, one poster and 3 oral contributions were presented for this first ISAPA. The ISAPA Symposium has been held with the material and financial support of the following organizations: EDULINK Program of EU-ACP; SCAC Service of the French Embassy in Burkina Faso; IRD (Institute of Development Research) Burkina Faso; ASDI/SAREC project in Burkina Faso; University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; Blaise Pascal University of Clermont Ferrand, France. The opening ceremony of ISAPA Symposium was presided over by two ministers: the minister in charge of secondary and higher education (MESS) and the minister in charge of scientific research and innovation (MRSI). Thus, they have marked the interest given by the government of Burkina Faso for RAMSES Scientific Meetings such as ISAPA. Zacharie Koalaga (LAME, University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso) Pascal André (LAEPT, Blaise Pascal University, France) ISAPA 2011 Co-Chairmen of the ISAPA International Organizing Committee and editors Logos

  17. Formazione e resistenze al cambiamento. Il lavoro con un gruppo di ispettori penitenziari

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    Caterina Gozzoli

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    Full Text Available Riassunto Da sempre il cambiamento costituisce un processo delicato e complesso per le persone, i gruppi e le organizzazioni che lo vivono. Il presente lavoro, a partire da un processo di riorganizzazione che ha coinvolto un istituto penitenziario lombardo, prende in analisi le resistenze al cambiamento generatesi in un gruppo di quindici ispettori e la loro evoluzione lungo un percorso formativo che li ha visti coinvolti.Il contributo si pone lo scopo di compiere un’indagine esplorativa sul ruolo del dispositivogruppale attivato dalla formazione, come strumento in grado di accompagnare e far evolvere le resistenze al cambiamento. Al fine di comprendere se, e in che modo, la micro-organizzazione temporanea creata durante la formazione è stata in grado di accompagnare i soggetti a trattare le difese emergenti dal processo di cambiamento, è stata compiuta un’analisi del contenuto carta-matita delle trascrizioni di sette sessioni formative. L’analisi ha consentito di mettere in luce alcune tipologie di resistenze del gruppo quali ad esempio lo spostamento dei problemi, la lettura individuale degli stessi, la prevalenza della lamentela e l’attesa messianica di una figura apicale che decida come intervenire. L’evolversi del percorso formativo, attraverso specifiche attività proposte e azioni messe in atto dal formatore, ha consentito al gruppo di fare un progressivo passaggio verso uno sblocco del pensiero progettuale ed un atteggiamento più attivo e propositivo. Le resistenze sono state accolte e accompagnate, dando modo alle emozioni (di frustrazione, rabbia, stanchezza, ecc di trovare parola, ed essere liberate per poi lasciar posto ad un nuovo pensiero progettuale di gruppo.Parole chiave:cambiamento organizzativo, resistenze al cambiamento, gruppo di formazioneTraining and resistance to change. A group of prison inspectorsAbstract Change has always been a delicate and complex process for individuals, groups and organizations who

  18. Bluetooth and security

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    Ivo, Penn

    2004-04-01

    Bluetooth is the new emerging technology for wireless communication. It can be used to connect almost any device to another device. The traditional example is to link a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) or a laptop to a mobile phone. That way you can easily take remote connections with your PDA or laptop without getting your mobile phone from your pocket or messing around with cables. A Class 3 Bluetooth device has range of 0,1 - 10 meters. The architecture of Bluetooth is formed by the radio, the base frequency part and the Link Manager. Bluetooth uses the radio range of 2.45 GHz. The theoretical maximum bandwidth is 1 Mb/s, which is slowed down a bit by Forward Error Correction (FEC). Bluetooth specification designates the frequency hopping to be implemented with Gaussian Frequency Shift Keying (GFSK). The base frequency part of the Bluetooth architecture uses a combination of circuit and packet switching technologies. Bluetooth can support either one asynchronous data channel and up to three simultaneous synchronous speech channels, or one channel that transfers asynchronous data and synchronous speech simultaneously. The Link Manager is an essential part of the Bluetooth architecture. It uses Link Manager Protocol (LMP) to configure, authenticate and handle the connections between Bluetooth devices. Several Bluetooth devices can form an ad hoc network. In these piconets, one of the Bluetooth devices will act as a master and the others are slaves. The master sets the frequency-hopping behavior of the piconet. It is also possible to connect up to 10 piconets to each other to form so-called scatternets. Bluetooth has been designed to operate in noisy radio frequency environments, and uses a fast acknowledgement and frequency-hopping scheme to make the link robust, communication-wise. Bluetooth radio modules avoid interference from other signals by hopping to a new frequency after transmitting or receiving a packet. Compared with other systems operating in the same

  19. Situación del sarampión en Colombia

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    Los países de las Américas han realizado grandes progresos en la interrupción de la transmisión del virus autóctono de sarampión. En el 2002 se confirmaron 2584 casos de sarampión y en el 2003 se presenta el registro histórico más bajo en la Región de 104 casos confirmados; hasta la semana epidemiológica 26 del 2004 se han confirmado 85 casos. En 1994 Colombia se comprometió a alcanzar la meta de eliminación del virus de sarampión, basándose básicamente en una estrategia de vacunación que incluye tres componentes: i campaña masiva de puesta al día, ii vacunación de rutina en el programa regular y iii campañas de seguimiento. Desde 1996 hasta el año 2003, las coberturas nacionales de vacunación con triple viral (SRP han oscilado entre el 78.5% en 1999 y el 94% en 1996, con un promedio de 88%; durante los últimos tres años se han hecho grandes esfuerzos para que se mantengan por encima del 90%; es así como se ha alcanzado el 91%, 93.3% y 92.8% en los años 2001, 2002 y 2003 respectivamente. En Colombia en 1993 se presentó una epidemia de 5.000 casos, 48 muertes y una tasa de incidencia de 28 / 100.000 habitantes. Durante los últimos 10 años la notificación de casos sospechosos al sistema de vigilancia de sarampión (MESS ha presentado un promedio de 2132 casos, con un rango de 625 en 1997 a 6311 en 2002. En el periodo de 1996 - 2001 el número de casos confirmados por laboratorio fue inferior a 10 casos por año, en el 2002 se presentó la última epidemia de sarampión en el país con la confirmación de 140 casos. El caso primario se presentó en una niña de 7 años quién había tenido contacto con casos febriles eruptivos en la ciudad de Maracaibo (Venezuela, país que estaba presentando una epidemia de sarampión por reintroducción del virus desde Europa. El último caso confirmado se presentó en la semana 39 del 2002, y finalmente se

  20. Influenze lunguistiche romanze nello sloveno letterario di Trieste. La lingua di Boris Pahor

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    Mitja Skubic

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    soggettiva.L'esitazion  è di dovere, perché un tale procedimento non  è sconosciuto allo slove­no contemporaneo, benché piuttosto eccezionale nelle opere let­ terarie.   Del resto, tale stile spezzato è ben noto alla lingua letteraria italiana delle epoche passate, sembra però scarseg­ giare nella narrativa moderna. Per comparare il comparabile sono state messe a confronto alle opere di Pahor (v. nota 1 alcune opere letterarie italiane (tra cui soprattutto Primo Levi, Se questa è un uomo; Elsa Morante, Storia, nate dalla stessa tragica esperienza dello scrittore triestino.

  1. Stockholm Shines (Editorial

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    Denise Koufogiannakis

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    Full Text Available I didn’t sleep much in Stockholm. The eight hour time difference and the jet lag completely messed me up, not to mention the 19 hours of daylight! But during the day when I was so tired, the content being presented at the conference and the people I met kept me buzzing and wide awake! It is always nice to find a group of people who are interested in the same things as you are, and to do so in a beautiful setting with great food and a friendly environment is all the better. In my opinion, the 5th EBLIP conference was the best yet! I returned to Canada inspired and intellectually stimulated.The EBLIP conference is one of the few times that those of us who work on the EBLIP journal have a chance to get together and talk in person. Our journal editors are situated in the U.K., Canada, and the United States, so our work is done primarily via e‐mail and the occasional conference call. Three of us made it to Stockholm (Alison, Lorie and myself, so it was great to touch base in person and have a drink or two together! We also got to see several members of the Editorial Advisory board, as well as those who write evidence summaries for us, or are involved in some other way. Meeting some of these people in person for the first time after a lengthy e‐mail relationship is quite a treat! The Editors took the opportunity at the conference to hold a user group meeting, inviting anyone who was interested to attend and provide us with feedback about the journal. To start we provided an update, which included the fact that the journal has over 2000 registered readers. Did you know that in just one month (May 25 – June 24, 2009 we had 4649 site visits; 3,678 of them unique? Most visits to the journal are from the United States, followed by Canada, Australia, and the U.K. But we have people accessing the journal from all over world, and now that we are tracking site traffic via Google Analytics, it is easy to see on a map where our readers reside. There was

  2. Editorial: Focus on X-ray Beams with High Coherence

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    Robinson, Ian; Gruebel, Gerhard; Mochrie, Simon

    2010-03-01

    Williams, H M Quiney, A G Peele and K A Nugent Imaging of complex density in silver nanocubes by coherent x-ray diffraction R Harder, M Liang, Y Sun, Y Xia and I K Robinson Methodology for studying strain inhomogeneities in polycrystalline thin films during in situ thermal loading using coherent x-ray diffraction N Vaxelaire, H Proudhon, S Labat, C Kirchlechner, J Keckes, V Jacques, S Ravy, S Forest and O Thomas Ptychographic coherent diffractive imaging of weakly scattering specimens Martin Dierolf, Pierre Thibault, Andreas Menzel, Cameron M Kewish, Konstantins Jefimovs, Ilme Schlichting, Konstanze von König, Oliver Bunk and Franz Pfeiffer Dose requirements for resolving a given feature in an object by coherent x-ray diffraction imaging Andreas Schropp and Christian G Schroer FLASH: new opportunities for (time-resolved) coherent imaging of nanostructures R Treusch and J Feldhaus Structure of a single particle from scattering by many particles randomly oriented about an axis: toward structure solution without crystallization? D K Saldin, V L Shneerson, M R Howells, S Marchesini, H N Chapman, M Bogan, D Shapiro, R A Kirian, U Weierstall, K E Schmidt and J C H Spence Analysis of strain and stacking faults in single nanowires using Bragg coherent diffraction imaging V Favre-Nicolin, F Mastropietro, J Eymery, D Camacho, Y M Niquet, B M Borg, M E Messing, L-E Wernersson, R E Algra, E P A M Bakkers, T H Metzger, R Harder and I K Robinson Coherent science at the SwissFEL x-ray laser B D Patterson, R Abela, H-H Braun, U Flechsig, R Ganter, Y Kim, E Kirk, A Oppelt, M Pedrozzi, S Reiche, L Rivkin, Th Schmidt, B Schmitt, V N Strocov, S Tsujino and A F Wrulich Energy recovery linac (ERL) coherent hard x-ray sources Donald H Bilderback, Joel D Brock, Darren S Dale, Kenneth D Finkelstein, Mark A Pfeifer and Sol M Gruner Statistical and coherence properties of radiation from x-ray free-electron lasers E L Saldin, E A Schneidmiller and M V Yurkov Microscopic return point memory in Co

  3. Design challenges for matrix assisted pulsed laser evaporation and infrared resonant laser evaporation equipment

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    Greer, James A.

    2011-11-01

    Since the development of the Matrix Assisted Pulsed Laser Evaporation (MAPLE) process by the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in the late 1990s, MAPLE has become an active area of research for the deposition of a variety of polymer, biological, and organic thin films. As is often the case with advancements in thin-film deposition techniques new technology sometimes evolves by making minor or major adjustments to existing deposition process equipment and techniques. This is usually the quickest and least expensive way to try out new ideas and to "push the envelope" in order to obtain new and unique scientific results as quickly as possible. This process of "tweaking" current equipment usually works to some degree, but once the new process is further refined overall designs for a new deposition tool based on the critical attributes of the new process typically help capitalize more fully on the all the salient features of the new and improved process. This certainly has been true for the MAPLE process. In fact the first MAPLE experiments the polymer/solvent matrix was mixed and poured into a copper holder held at LN2 temperature on a laboratory counter top. The holder was then quickly placed onto a LN2 cooled reservoir in a vacuum deposition chamber and placed in a vertical position on a LN2 cooled stage and pumped down as quickly as possible. If the sample was not placed into the chamber quickly enough the frozen matrix would melt and drip into the bottom of the chamber onto the chambers main gate valve making a bit of a mess. However, skilled and motivated scientists usually worked quickly enough to make this process work most of the time. The initial results from these experiments were encouraging and led to several publications which sparked considerable interest in this newly developed technique Clearly this approach provided the vision that MAPLE was a viable deposition process, but the equipment was not optimal for conducting MAPLE experiments on a regular basis

  4. Avaliação da eficácia da lasalocida e de alguns fatores epidemiológicos de Eimeria spp. parasitando bezerros Nelore mantidos em regime de pastejo

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    diagnosticado nos bezerros pertencentes ao grupo controle. Talvez a época do ano em que o estudo foi realizado pode ter influenciado neste aspecto. As contagens de oocistos por grama (OoPG de fezes para Eimeria dos animais tratados com lasalocida foram estatisticamente inferiores (P≤ 0,05 as do grupo controle após o início do estudo. O composto alcançou eficácia ≥ 95% contra o parasito em questão. No final do estudo, os animais que receberam lasalocida ganharam em média, 7,2kg a mais (P≤ 0,05 que os bezerros pertencentes ao grupo controle. Em propriedades que tem como objetivo a venda de bezerros logo após a desmama, recomenda-se o início do tratamento com a lasalocida, junto ao creep-feeding, a partir de três messes de idade, uma vez que diferencial no ganho em peso médio dos bezerros tratados foi significativamente (P≤ 0,05 mais elevado, em comparação ao grupo controle, após cinco meses de tratamento com o referido composto. Apesar de a lasalocida ser utilizada como um aditivo alimentar para animais, a diferença no ganho em peso vivo médio entre animais tratados com a lasalocida, em comparação a animais pertencentes ao grupo controle, também pode ser relacionada, em partes, a infecção dos animais por Eimeria spp., conforme discutido neste artigo, entretanto, futuros estudos devem ser conduzidos para comprovar esta hipótese.

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

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    Giuseppe Mazzeo

    2009-05-01

    Mobilità è l’ultimo nato tra questi ed è uno strumento prevalentemente strategico in quanto agisce sul sistema nel suo complesso ipotizzando una generale razionalizzazione ed evoluzione di reti e mezzi. L’articolo approfondisce i caratteri di questo strumento, a partire dalle previsioni legislative ed in relazione a specifici casi applicativi. In particolare, la prima parte analizza i concetti che sono alla base delle relazioni tra città, mobilità urbana e regolazione della sosta. Nella seconda parte si analizzano gli aspetti normativi, ossia il Piano Urbano della Mobilità, anche in relazione ad uno strumento che lo ha preceduto e che era specificamente indirizzato alla programmazione delle infrastrutture per la sosta, il Programma Urbano dei Parcheggi. La terza parte analizza due casi di applicazione dello strumento, relativi alle città di Ferrara e Perugia con lo scopo di evidenziare le diverse opzioni che si aprono davanti al pianificatore nel momento in cui è necessario applicare lo strumento teorico ad una specifica realtà urbana. Infine, nella quarta parte, sono messe in evidenza alcune delle tecniche e degli strumenti utilizzabili per la risoluzione del problema della sosta in relazione ai tipi di sosta, alle diverse modalità per la sua organizzazione e alle tecniche di gestione indirizzate a favorire comportamenti più corretti in relazione ai diversi ambiti urbani.

  6. Prevalencia de caries dental en escolares de 6-12 años de edad de León, Nicaragua Prevalence of dental caries in 6-12-year-old schoolchildren in Leon, Nicaragua

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    Míriam del Socorro Herrera

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Determinar la prevalencia de caries dental, el índice de caries significativo (SiC y los índices ceod y CPOD (suma de dientes cariados, perdidos/extraídos y obturados en la dentición temporal y permanente en escolares de 6 a 12 años de edad de León, Nicaragua. Pacientes y método:Los datos dentales de una muestra representativa de 1.400 niños escolares fueron recogidos y analizados en un estudio transversal (año 2002. Todos los sujetos fueron examinados visual y clínicamente por uno de los 2 examinadores capacitados y estandarizados. Resultados: El 28,6% de los niños estaba libre de caries en ambas denticiones. La prevalencia de caries en la dentición temporal a los 6 años de edad fue del 72,6% y la de la dentición permanente a los 12 años fue del 45,0%. El SiC fue 4,12 en los niños de 12 años de edad. La media de los índices de caries (ceod y CPOD para la muestra fue 2,98 ± 2,93 (n = 1.125 y 0,65 ± 1,43 (n = 1.379. Los niños con antecedentes de caries en la dentición temporal tuvieron mayor probabilidad de presentar caries en la dentición permanente (odds ratio = 2,48; intervalo de confianza del 95%, 1,66-3,79. Conclusión: Se observó una baja prevalencia de caries en la dentición permanente con un alto porcentaje de dientes obturados, a diferencia de lo observado en la dentición temporal. A unos años de las metas propuestas para el año 2000 (FDI/OMS, no se cumplieron los objetivos en los niños de 6 años de edad. Sin embargo, la meta para el año 2000 en niños de 12 años fue satisfactoria. Como en otros estudios, observamos que la experiencia de caries en la dentición temporal se encuentra asociada con la presencia de caries en la dentición permanente.Objective: To determine the prevalence of caries, deft and DMFT indices (sum of decay, messing, and filling tooth in primary and permanent dentition, and the Significant Caries Index (SiC in scholars from Leon, Nicaragua. Patients and method: Dental data

  7. When Worlds Collide: Chandra Observes Titanic Merger

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    2002-04-01

    NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has provided the best X-ray image yet of two Milky Way-like galaxies in the midst of a head-on collision. Since all galaxies - including our own - may have undergone mergers, this provides insight into how the universe came to look as it does today. Astronomers believe the mega-merger in the galaxy known as Arp 220 triggered the formation of huge numbers of new stars, sent shock waves rumbling through intergalactic space, and could possibly lead to the formation of a supermassive black hole in the center of the new conglomerate galaxy. The Chandra data also suggest that merger of these two galaxies began only 10 million years ago, a short time in astronomical terms. "The Chandra observations show that things really get messed up when two galaxies run into each other at full speed," said David Clements of the Imperial College, London, one of the team members involved in the study. "The event affects everything from the formation of massive black holes to the dispersal of heavy elements into the universe." Arp 220 is considered to be a prototype for understanding what conditions were like in the early universe, when massive galaxies and supermassive black holes were presumably formed by numerous galaxy collisions. At a relatively nearby distance of about 250 million light years, Arp 220 is the closest example of an "ultra-luminous" galaxy, one that gives off a trillion times as much radiation as our Sun. The Chandra image shows a bright central region at the waist of a glowing, hour-glass-shaped cloud of multimillion-degree gas. Rushing out of the galaxy at hundreds of thousands of miles per hour, the super-heated as forms a "superwind," thought to be due to explosive activity generated by the formation of hundreds of millions of new stars. Farther out, spanning a distance of 75,000 light years, are giant lobes of hot gas that could be galactic remnants flung into intergalactic space by the early impact of the collision. Whether the

  8. PREFACE: The 16th International Symposium on Boron, Borides and Related Materials (ISBB 2008)

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    Tanaka, Takaho

    2009-07-01

    This volume of Journal of Physics: Conference Series contains invited and contributed peer-reviewed papers that were presented at the 16th International Symposium on Boron, Borides and Related Materials (ISBB 2008), which was held on 7-12 September 2008, at Kunibiki Messe, Matsue, Japan. This triennial symposium has a half-century long history starting from the 1st meeting in 1959 at Asbury Park, New Jersey. We were very pleased to organize ISBB 2008, which gathered chemists, physicists, materials scientists as well as diamond and high-pressure researchers. This meeting had a strong background in the boron-related Japanese research history, which includes the discovery of superconductivity in MgB2 and development of Nd-Fe-B hard magnets and of YB66 soft X-ray monochromator. The scope of ISBB 2008 spans both basic and applied interdisciplinary research that is centered on boron, borides and related materials, and the collection of articles defines the state of the art in research on these materials. The topics are centered on: 1. Preparation of new materials (single crystals, thin films, nanostructures, ceramics, etc) under normal or extreme conditions. 2. Crystal structure and chemical bonding (new crystal structures, nonstoichiometry, defects, clusters, quantum-chemical calculations). 3. Physical and chemical properties (band structure, phonon spectra, superconductivity; optical, electrical, magnetic, emissive, mechanical properties; phase diagrams, thermodynamics, catalytic activity, etc) in a wide range of temperatures and pressures. 4. Applications and prospects (thermoelectric converters, composites, ceramics, coatings, etc) There were a few discoveries of new materials, such as nanomaterials, and developments in applications. Many contributions were related to 4f heavy Fermion systems of rare-earth borides. Exotic mechanisms of magnetism and Kondo effects have been discussed, which may indicate another direction of development of boride. Two special sessions

  9. PREFACE: International Conference on Magnetism (ICM 2009)

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    Goll, Gernot; Löhneysen, Hilbert v.; Loidl, Alois; Pruschke, Thomas; Richter, Manuel; Schultz, Ludwig; Sürgers, Christoph; Wosnitza, Jochen

    2010-11-01

    Mayor of Karlsruhe, Ms M Mergen, and the Chairman of the Executive Board of Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, E Umbach. ICM 2009 was attended by the Nobel Laureates P W Anderson, A Fert and P Grünberg who gave plenary talks. A special highlight was the presentation of the Magnetism Award and Néel Medal to S S P Parkin who presented his newest results in a plenary talk as well. The IUPAP Young Scientist Award on Magnetism was given to S O Valenzuela, E Saitoh and T Kimura. The sessions were held in the Stadthalle Karlsuhe operated by the Karlsruher Messe- und Kongress-GmbH (KMK). We are grateful to Ms M Mäkelburg (KMK) for a perfect organization at the conference site. The conference was attended by 1552 participants from 48 countries, with about 50 percent from overseas (see figure). The program entailed six plenary talks (40 minutes each), with 16 half-plenary and 41 invited talks (30 minutes) and 298 contributed talks (15 minutes). Extended lunch breaks and evenings were devoted to the poster sessions, with a total of 1632 posters presented. Attendance breakdown All submitted papers were reviewed in order to meet the standards of Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter and Journal of Physics: Conference Series. The referees made every effort possible to ensure that the manuscripts submitted for publication in the proceedings reach a high standard. The tremendous work in organizing the paper classification and refereeing procedures was carried out by the Publication Committee which was headed by J Wosnitza, and comprised, in addition, Th Pruschke, M Richter and L Schultz. We also thank G Douglas, IOP Publishing, for his efficient support with the preparation of these proceedings. We gratefully acknowledge the help of L Behrens, E Maass and B Schelske in preparing the conference. The conference would not have been possible without G Goll (conference secretary) and C Sürgers (finance). I thank them for their great help. Thanks go to the many students in blue T-shirts who

  10. Students Excited by Stellar Discovery

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    2011-02-01

    follow-up observations, and Thompson joined online. "Observing with the students is very exciting. It gives the students a chance to learn about radio telescopes and pulsar observing in a very hands-on way, and it is extra fun when we find a pulsar," said Rosen. Snider, on the other hand, said, "I got very, very nervous. I expected when I went there that I would just be watching other people do things, and then I actually go to sit down at the controls. I definitely didn't want to mess something up." Everything went well, and the observations confirmed that the students had found an exotic pulsar. "I learned more in the two hours in the control room than I would have in school the whole day," Mabry said. Pulsars are spinning neutron stars that sling lighthouse beams of radio waves or light around as they spin. A neutron star is what is left after a massive star explodes at the end of its normal life. With no nuclear fuel left to produce energy to offset the stellar remnant's weight, its material is compressed to extreme densities. The pressure squeezes together most of its protons and electrons to form neutrons; hence, the name neutron star. One tablespoon of material from a pulsar would weigh 10 million tons -- as much as a supertanker. The object that the students discovered is in a special class of pulsar that spins very fast - in this case, about 30 times per second, comparable to the speed of a kitchen blender. "The big question we need to answer first is whether this is a young pulsar or a recycled pulsar," said Maura McLaughlin, an astronomer at WVU. "A pulsar spinning that fast is very interesting as it could be newly born or it could be a very old, recycled pulsar." A recycled pulsar is one that was once in a binary system. Material from the companion star is deposited onto the pulsar, causing it to speed up, or be recycled. Mystery remains, however, about whether this pulsar has ever had a companion star. If it did, "it may be that this pulsar had a massive

  11. The churches dedicated to Saint Bishop and Martyr Stanisław in Kraków, built in 20th century

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    Józef Szymon Wroński

    2003-12-01

    Kilometer nördlich vom Stadtzentrum, an der alten Handelsstraße über Będzin nach Schlesien. 1961 wurde es in die Stadt eingemeindet. In Tonie steht ein alter Bildstock, der den Hl. Stanislaus (den Bischof und Märtyrer darstellt. Er ist wahrscheinlich eine Replik des berühmt gewordenen Bildstocks des Hl. Stanislaus Auf dem Felsen. An diesem Bildstock, der von der dortigen Bevölkerung verehrt wurde, fanden Maiandachten statt und später wurden Messen gelesen. Es stand daher fest, daß die Kirche, die in Zukunft gebaut werden sollte, den Namen des Hl. Stanislaus tragen muß. Am 3. September 1990 begann Priester Jan Urbański eine seelsorgerische Tätigkeit in Tonie. Im März nächsten Jahres begann der Neubau unter seiner Leitung. Der Plan der Kirche wurde vom Architekten Wiesław Stefański unter Mitarbeit von Ireneusz Piotrowski vorbereitet. Nach dem Ablauf der sieben Monate stand die Kirche fertig und der Kardinal Franciszek Macharski konnte die erste Messe in den rohen Mauern dieser neuen Kirche lesen. Am 20. Mai 1993 wurde offiziell ein Seelsorgezentrum ins Leben gerufen. Die Kirche hat einen originellen Plan. Sie ist ein Längsbau, dreischiffig. Diese Dreischiffigkeit ist aber ungewöhnlich gestaltet, d.h. das Hauptschiff ist von der Achse „pendelartig” abgerückt, so daß die beiden Seitenschiffe keilhaft oder besser gesagt trapezförmig gestaltet sind. Die Richtung der Schiffe läuft nicht, wie üblich, parallel zu Außenwänden; durch die Schrägstellung des Mittelschiffes sind die Seitenschiffe trapezförmig. Eine ähnliche Originalität zeigt die Gestaltung der Apsis, die in der Form einer Schleife gebaut wurde. Die Chortreppe ist auch anders als sonst gestaltet. Der eine Treppenlauf hängt über dem Eingang, um zu zeigen, daß der Eintretende geistig in die Kirche steigen muß. Alles andere ist hier fast wie im alten Kirchenbau. Der Baukörper erinnert an schlichte italienische Kirchenbauten des Mittelalters. Stilistisch gehört die Kirche zur Postmodeme

  12. Moessbauer Effect Study of the Isomeric De-Excitation in Sn{sup 119m}; Etude, par Effet Moessbauer, de la Desexcitation Isomerique dans {sup 119m}Sn; 0418 0417 0423 0427 0415 041d 0418 0415 041c 0415 0421 0421 0411 0410 0423 0415 0420 0421 041a 041e 0413 041e 042d 0424 0424 0415 041a 0422 0410 041f 0420 0418 0418 0417 041e 041c 0415 0420 041d 041e 041c 0421 041d 042f 0422 0418 0418 0412 041e 0417 0411 0423 0416 0414 0415 041d 0418 042f 0412 041e 041b 041e 0412 0415 -119{sup m}; Estudio de la Desexcitacion Isomerica del {sup 119m}Sn Mediante el Efecto Moessbauer

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    Herber, R. H.; Stoeckler, H. A. [School of Chemistry, Rutgers, State University, New Brunswick, NJ (United States)

    1965-04-15

    aproximacion no relativistica) la energia de retroceso ha de ser inferior a Tilde-Operator 0,3 keV ( Tilde-Operator 7 kcal/mol), valor que es considerablemente menor que las energias de enlace quimico que entran en juego. (author) [Russian] Kak i v sluchae K-zahvata i gamma-izluchenija ego raspada kobal'ta-57 himicheskie posledstvija izomernogo raspada olova-119{sup m} mogut byt' izucheny po spektroskopicheskomu metodu Messbauera. Snjatie vozbuzhdenija s 245-dnevnogo izotopa v sostojanii i/2 soprovozhdaetsja jemissiej kaskadnogo gamma-izluchenija v 65,3kjev(M4) i 23,8kjev(M1-E2). Po metodu Mess''auera mogut byt' izucheny tri glavnyh himicheskih jeffekta jadernyh prevrashhenij, a imenno: a) posledstvija reakcii Sn{sup 118} (n, {gamma})Sn{sup 119m} i jeffekty soputstvujushhego gamma-izluchenija pri obluchenii v reaktore; '') dejstvie otdachi, soprovozhdajushhej raspad M4 i s) dejstvie vnutrennej konversii raspada M4. Jeti jeffekty byli izucheny na dvuokisi olova, metallicheskom (serom) olove i na tetrafenile olova, kazhdyj iz kotoryh byl markirovan izotopom olova-119{sup m}. V Sn{sup 119m}O{sub 2} ni vozdejstvie gamma-radiacii pri obluchenii v reaktore, ni jemissija (i vnutrennjaja konversija) radiacii v 65,3 kjev ne privodjat k zametnym izmenenijam formy ili polozhenija linii rezonansa. Jeto nabljudenie rezko otlichaetsja ot togo, chto proishodit v analogichnyh uslovijah pri raspade (K-jeahvate i gamma-izluchenii) Co{sup 57} O. V oboih sluchajah izvestny dva sostojanija okislenija metallicheskoj okisi [sootvetstvenno Fe (II), Fe(III) i Sn (I), Sn(IV)], no tol'ko v sluchae Co{sup 57} O, v rezul'tate predshestvovavshego jadernogo prevrashhenija, nabljudalos' nalichie oboih sostojanij. Analogichnye otricatel'nye rezul'taty poluchajutsja dlja metallicheskogo (serogo) slova, chto soglasuetsja s nabljudenijami nad kobal'tom-57, rassejannym v metallicheskom zheleze i ispol'zovannom v kachestve Messbauerovskogo istochnika. Odnako, kak i v sluchae mechennogo kobal'tom-57

  13. Formalism and meaning-oriented poetry from the point of view of the Saffarzade and her work

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    Gholamhosein Shsrifi Veldani

    2016-05-01

    of a poem. We must consider a literary work both through its totality and the literariness which comes from the whole idea   She also claims that even fantasy elements in a poem, such as simile and metaphor are used in a way that not only they have the nature of illustration, but also must be a part of the real structure of language.   Defamiliarization: The famous formalist, Cheklovsky, in his article entitled “Art as Technique”, while rejecting the symbolists’ understanding of art, has mentioned that, life is full of various phenomena which we get used to them eventually and that would involve us into a kind of mental blindness.   Therefore, he believes the task of art is to disturb the comfort and disrupt these habits in a way that the repetitive and routine events, would be presented to us strangely and unexpectedly. In this case, art will defamiliarized the objects and phenomena through creation of the strange shapes, accumulation of the difficulty and time perception.  Based on Cheklovsky and the other formalists, the techniques that make "defamiliarization" are abundant. But the most important categorization is done by G. Leech, the English linguist, into eight different kinds of normal aversion. The most common feature is named the developments of language.   Hence, to this point of view, the poems of language-oriented poets could be studied but for meaning-oriented poets such as Saffarzade, would be neglected. It is because, the poet who claims to have the real and direct reflection of life into his/her poems, must focus on the examples which are related to the meaning of poem  For him/ her, it is very important to talk to people by their language and avoid to normal aversion such as; using the words and syntax of past times, frequent mess up of syntax and any other techniques which effect on the relation between him/her and their audiences.   Saffarzade has so many experiences in normal aversion which will not be covered